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Release Date: 03/31/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


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Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 – 52nd Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS

  • SR 65: Reaffirming sister-state ties between Taiwan and State of WV

    SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

  • 11 a.m. April 8: Consideration of executive nominations

    THIRD READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2679: Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities (Com. 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

    SECOND READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2329: Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2878: Increasing amount of authorized Federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which Division of Highways may apply

    FIRST READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2180: Authorizing the issuance of special "In God We Trust" motor vehicle registration plates (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    8:30 a.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • Eng. Com. Sub. HB 2601: Relating to municipal policemen's or municipal firemen's pension and relief funds
  • Eng. Com. Sub. HB 2603: Relating to municipal policemen's or firemen's pension and relief funds that are funded at one hundred and twenty-five percent or more
  • Eng. Com. Sub. HB 2649: Adding violation of law upon which a public servant's retirement plan may be forfeited

    9:30 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2619: Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act
  • HB 2683: Relating to West Virginia Insurance Guaranty Association Act
  • HB 2367: Establishing a criminal offense of organized retail crime
  • HB 2726: Authorizing home incarceration officers to arrest participants for violating the terms and conditions of his or her supervision with or without a court order
  • HB 2006: Increasing the penalties for violating the Whistle-blower Law
  • HB 2980: Relating to civil lawsuit filing fees for multiple defendant civil action
  • HB 2898: Authorizing the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to request and obtain criminal background checks of employees of the Legislature
  • HB 2675: Relating to primary elections and nominating procedures
  • HB 2319: Relating to candidates or candidate committees for legislative office disclosing contributions

    9:30 a.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 304: Appropriating expiring funds from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR
  • Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 476: Expiring funds from Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund to General Revenue
  • Originating Bill: Supplemental appropriation to Dept. of Administration, Division of Finance
  • House Bill 2963: Eliminating tax lien waiver requirement for estates of nonresidents
  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2734: Authorizing a method for the collection and remittance of property taxes related to dealers' heavy equipment inventory

    1 p.m.: Confirmations (208W)

  • Interview: Frank Vitale, for Member, West Virginia Board of Education (for the term ending November 4, 2018)
  • Interview: Jeffrey Flanagan for Member, West Virginia Board of Education (for the term ending November 4, 2022)

    Committee Action on Bills from Thursday March 30, 2017

    8:30: Banking and Insurance

  • HB 2471: Relating to insurance coverage for breast cancer screening
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    9 a.m.: Judiciary

  • HB 2509: Relating to the practice of telemedicine
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    9:30 a.m.: Finance

  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2475: Authorizing the Tax Commissioner to collect tax, interest and penalties due and owing from payments to vendors and contractors from the Auditor and other state, county, district or municipal officers and agents
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2555: Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • House Bill 2856: Declaring public policy and legislative intent for improving the marketing, quality and frequency of passenger rail service of the Cardinal Passenger Train
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2586: Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits of plans administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources

  • HB 2522: Nurse licensure compact
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • HB 2724: Relating to creating a pilot program under the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
  • Passed; to Government Organization

  • HB 2002: Relating to parental notification of abortions performed on unemancipated minors
  • No action; bill laid over to a future meeting

  • HB 2518: Creating a legislative rule to permit a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer certain immunizations
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2653: Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2739: Relating to supplemental Medicaid provider reimbursement
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2519: Medicaid program compact
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2119: Repealing West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2188: Extending the length of time for the special Community-Based Pilot Demonstration Project to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Youth
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    2 p.m.: Government Organization

  • HB 2796: Relating to the West Virginia National Guard entering into contracts and subcontracts for specialized technical services
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2767: Authorizing the Secretary of State to transmit electronic versions of undeliverable mail to the circuit clerks
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2427: Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2446: Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2676: Transferring the Security office under the Division of Culture and History to the Division of Protective Services
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2939: Relating to the sale of items in the State Police Academy post exchange to the public
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor with request that second reference to Finance be waived

  • HB 2208: Authorizing counties and municipalities to establish a joint airport hazard comprehensive plan
  • No action taken; bill to be considered at future meeting

  • HB 2949: Exempting specified Division of Natural Resources’ contracts for some replacement, repair or design for repairs to facilities from review and approval requirements
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2948: Establishing timelines for taking final action on certain permits
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    2 p.m. Education

  • HB 2706: Authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Originating Resolution 1: Study on return-to-learn protocols for concussed elementary, secondary, and higher education students
  • To be referred to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance

    3 p.m.: Judiciary

  • HB 2219: Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules
  • Bill is laid over; will be on 3/31 afternoon agenda

  • HB 2526: Classifying additional drugs to Schedules I, II, IV and V of controlled substances
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2303: Increasing criminal penalties for littering
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2404: Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2364: Prohibiting electioneering within or near early voting locations during early voting periods
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2479: Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2731: Clarifying civil actions heard in circuit court
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2548: Relating to the use of outside speakers by persons licensed to manufacture, sell, possess for sale, transport or distribute nonintoxicating beer
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    3 p.m.: Finance Subcommittee on HB 2805

  • HB 2805: Finding and declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state
  • Subcommittee agrees to report substitute to full Finance Committee

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Thursday, March 30, 2017 (267)

    Bills Passed the Senate

    Completed Legislation (25 – 16 House, 9 Senate)

    Completed Legislation

    Signed Bills (16)

    Signed Bills

    Vetoed (1)

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

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