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Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/29/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


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Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – 50th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 9 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS

  • SCR 49: Home of Ralph Maddox 1980 NHPA Hall of Fame road
  • SR 59: Designating March 29, 2017, as Tucker County Day
  • SR 60: Recognizing Cabell Midland High School band for exceptional accomplishments
  • SR 61: Declaring WV Marching Band Invitational to be state's official marching band championship event

    THIRD READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 38: Creating 5-year tax credit for new businesses locating on post-mine sites
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 40: Requiring inclusion of protocols for response to after-school emergencies in school crisis response plans
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 57: Continuing personal income tax adjustment for certain retirees
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 238: Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures (original similar to HB2416, SB323)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 281: Increasing number of limited video lottery machines allowed at retail location
  • Eng. SB 282: Directing Office of Administrative Hearings to amend current legislative rule relating to appeal procedures
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 286: Relating to grandparents' visitation rights (original similar to HB 2547)
  • Eng. SB 293: Providing increase in annual salary of employees in Division of Corrections
  • Eng. SB 294: Relating to Community Sustainability Investment Pilot Program
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 333: Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Program Database
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 343: Relating to transportation network companies
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 369: Permitting surface owners purchase mineral interests when interest becomes tax lien (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 375: Relating to rate and measure of severance taxes on certain natural resources
  • Com. Sub. for SB 386: Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act (Com. amend. and title amend. pending) (With right to amend) (original similar to HCR 79)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 402: Relating to covenants not to compete between physicians and hospitals
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 406: Relating to generic drug products
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 409: Relating generally to 2017 Tax Reform Act
  • Eng. SB 416: Relating to Public-Private Transportation Facilities Act (original similar to HB 2721)
  • Eng. SB 417: Removing financial limitations on number of design-build projects undertaken by DOH (original similar to HB 2722)
  • Eng. SB 421: Increasing amount of authorized federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which DOH may apply (original similar to HB 2878)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 446: Authorizing Governor issue executive orders to furlough state employees (original similar to HB 2879)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 465: Relating to medical professional liability
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 469: Prohibiting waste of game animals, birds or fish
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 482: Relating generally to WV Parkways Authority (original similar to HB 2803)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 484: Relating generally to taxation (original similar to HB 2816)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 501: Relating to WV Economic Development Authority (original similar to HB 3086)
  • Eng. SB 504: Defining "special aircraft property"
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 507: Allowing pharmacists inform customers about lower cost alternatives to prescribed drugs
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 515: Relating to parole requirements for hearings and release
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 521: Relating generally to Public Defender Services
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 526: Requiring mandatory insurance coverage for inherited enzymatic disorders
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 534: Relating to incentives for consolidating local governments
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 549: Allowing individuals at least 21 or older operate or ride motorcycle without helmet (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 562: Relating to civil actions for damages brought against county commissions and municipalities (Com. amend. and title amend. pending) (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 563: Relating to Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 576: Providing exception to waste for certain oil and gas development (With right to amend) (original similar to HB3094)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 588: Relating to reproduction, distribution and sale of tax maps
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 606: Relating to minimum wage and maximum hours for employees
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 609: Creating additional flexibility for school systems in use of school aid funds (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. SB 613: Relating to composition of State Fire Commission
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 636: Authorizing State Fire Commission establish program to address problems facing VFDs
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 637: Relating to private club operations requirements
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 656: Relating to Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act
  • Eng. SB 664: Removing limitation on amount counties collect on hotel occupancy tax
  • Eng. SB 667: Limiting authority of Attorney General to disclose certain information provided by Tax Commissioner
  • Eng. SB 687: Relating generally to coal mining, safety and environmental protection (original similar to HB 2506, HB 3029, SB 246, SB 582)
  • Eng. SB 688: Correcting technical error within Solid Waste Management Act
  • Eng. SB 689: Relating to payment of small claims by DOH (original similar to HB 2608, HB 2977)
  • Eng. SB 690: Authorizing WV State Police impose and collect fees for agencies and entities using their facilities (original similar to HB 2149, HB 2316, HB 2507)
  • Eng. SB 691: All relating to off-road vehicles
  • Eng. SB 693: Creating WV Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
  • SJR 4: County Economic Development Amendment (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SJR 6: Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017 (original similar to HJR 22)

    SECOND READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2459: Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2679: Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2721: Removing the cost limitation on projects completed by the Division of Highways
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2722: Eliminating the financial limitations on utilizing the design-build program for highway construction
  • Eng. HB 3106: Relating to increasing the number of limited video lottery terminals

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    8:30 a.m.: Transportation & Infrastructure (451M)

    Senate Concurrent Resolutions

  • SCR 13: US Army CPL James Russell Carter Memorial Road
  • SCR 24: US Army PFC Joe Messe, Sr., Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 31: US Navy BT2 Mark Edward Hutchison Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 32: US Army SGT Denver E. Short Memorial Road
  • SCR 39: US Army PFC Kelva H. Justice Memorial Road
  • SCR 41: US Army PV2 Mandvial S. "Bunker" Bias Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 43: Eugene Lee "Gene" Burner Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 44: Tug Valley Students Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 45: Home of Anna Lindquist, 1996 NHSPA Hall of Fame Inductee highway sign
  • HCR 83: U.S. Army SPC John R. Tennant Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 23: Johnny O'Dell Linville Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 26: US Marine Corps SSG Beecher J. Rhoades Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 46: Requesting study on consumer complaints regarding safety of aftermarket crash parts

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2180: Authorizing the issuance of special "In God We Trust" motor vehicle registration plates.

    Committee Action on Bills from Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    9 a.m.: Judiciary

  • SB 562: Relating to civil actions for damages brought against county commissions and municipalities
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SJR 4: County Economic Development Amendment
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Finance

  • SB 692: Authorizing dedication of fee on certain managed timberland to Volunteer and Part-Volunteer Fire Departments Fee Fund
  • No action taken; bill is laid over to next meeting

    2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • HB 2571: Developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s expressive and receptive language acquisition
  • No action taken; bill is laid over to next meeting

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2329: Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl
  • Strike and insert amendment adopted; passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 386: Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Originating Concurrent Resolution No. 1: Urging Congress to reschedule marijuana to an alternative drug schedule
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (221)

    Bills Passed the Senate

    Completed Legislation (23 – 15 House, 8 Senate)

    Completed Legislation

    Signed Bills (12)

    Signed Bills

    Vetoed (1)

  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (Vetoed 3/28)

    ** Committee times and agendas are subject to change **




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