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Release Date: 04/01/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


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Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 53rd Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 9 a.m.

THIRD READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2329: Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl (Amend. and title amend. pending) (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2679: Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2878: Increasing amount of authorized Federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which Division of Highways may apply

    SECOND 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)

    FIRST READING

  • Eng. HB 2119: Repealing West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Act
  • Eng. HB 2188: Extending the length of time for the special Community-Based Pilot Demonstration Project to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Youth
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2303: Increasing criminal penalties for littering (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2364: Prohibiting electioneering within or near early voting locations during early voting periods (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2404: Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2427: Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information
  • Eng. HB 2446: Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 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
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2479: Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2509: Relating to the practice of telemedicine (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2518: Creating a legislative rule to permit a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer certain immunizations
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2519: Medicaid program compact (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2522: Nurse licensure compact
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2526: Classifying additional drugs to Schedules I, II, IV and V of controlled substances (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2548: Relating to the use of outside speakers by persons licensed to manufacture, sell, possess for sale, transport or distribute nonintoxicating beer
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2555: Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades (Com. amends. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2586: Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits of plans administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2619: Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2653: Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2676: Transferring the Security office under the Division of Culture and History to the Division of Protective Services
  • Eng. HB 2706: Authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2731: Clarifying civil actions heard in circuit court (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2739: Relating to supplemental Medicaid provider reimbursement (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2767: Authorizing the Secretary of State to transmit electronic versions of undeliverable mail to the circuit clerks (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2796: Relating to the West Virginia National Guard entering into contracts and subcontracts for specialized technical services
  • Eng. HB 2856: Declaring public policy and legislative intent for improving the marketing, quality and frequency of passenger rail service of the Cardinal Passenger Train (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2939: Relating to the sale of items in the State Police Academy post exchange to the public
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2948: Establishing timelines for taking final action on certain permits
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2949: Exempting specified Division of Natural Resources’ contracts for some replacement, repair or design for repairs to facilities from review and approval requirements

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    * Note: Committee times are approximate. Meetings will start at the listed time or 30 minutes following the adjournment of floor session, whichever is sooner.

    10 a.m.: Government Organization (208W)

  • HB 3037: Removing the Division of Energy as an independent agency
  • HB 2941: Requiring the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to utilize the Attorney General for all legal assistance and services
  • HB 2869: Providing for paid leave for certain state officers and employees during a declared state of emergency
  • HB 2792: Requiring the Library Commission to survey the libraries of the state
  • HB 3053: Relating to motor vehicle lighting
  • HB 2109: Relating to the West Virginia Land Reuse Agency Authorization Act
  • HB 2402: Relating to abandoned antique vehicles
  • HB 2503: Relating to the rulemaking authority for Board of Osteopathic Medicine
  • HB 2628: Relating generally to the powers and duties of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine
  • HB 2515: West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2017
  • HB 2839: Updating the procedures for legislative review of departments and licensing boards
  • HB 2897: Raising the amount required for competitive bidding of construction contracts by the state and its subdivisions
  • HB 2962: Enlarging the authority of the Tax Commissioner to perform background investigations of employees and contractors
  • HB 2967: Relating generally to administration of estates and trusts
  • HB 2646: Terminating the Women’s Commission and discontinue its functions

    10 a.m.: Education (451M)

  • HB 2815: Relating to higher education governance
  • HB 2195: Relating to requiring comprehensive drug awareness and prevention program in all public schools
  • HB 2494: Providing that statewide school report cards are only to be made available to custodial parents and guardians of students upon request
  • HB 2589: Permitting students who are homeschooled or attend private schools to enroll and take classes at the county’s vocational school
  • HB 2702: Relating to excused absences for personal illness from school
  • HB 2704: Prohibiting persons convicted of sexual offenses against children with whom they hold positions of trust from holding certification or license valid in public schools
  • HB 2720: Allowing the School Building Authority to transfer funds allocated into the School Construction Fund
  • HB 2771: Relating to temporary teaching certificates for Armed Forces spouses
  • HB 3080: Requiring instruction in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

    Committee Action on Bills from Friday, March 31, 2017

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

  • Eng. Com. Sub. HB 2601: Relating to municipal policemen's or municipal firemen's pension and relief funds
  • Passed; to Finance

  • 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
  • Passed; to Finance

  • Eng. Com. Sub. HB 2649: Adding violation of law upon which a public servant's retirement plan may be forfeited
  • No action taken; bill is laid over to a future meeting

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

  • HB 2619: Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2683: Relating to West Virginia Insurance Guaranty Association Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2367: Establishing a criminal offense of organized retail crime
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • 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
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2006: Increasing the penalties for violating the Whistle-blower Law
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2980: Relating to civil lawsuit filing fees for multiple defendant civil action
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2898: Authorizing the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to request and obtain criminal background checks of employees of the Legislature
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

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

  • Committee Substitute for SB 304: Appropriating expiring funds from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for SB 476: Expiring funds from Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund to General Revenue
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Originating Bill: Supplemental appropriation to Dept. of Administration, Division of Finance
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • House Bill 2963: Eliminating tax lien waiver requirement for estates of nonresidents
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for HB 2734: Authorizing a method for the collection and remittance of property taxes related to dealers' heavy equipment inventory
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    1 p.m. Agriculture (451M)

  • Eng. Committee Substitute for HB 2453: Expanding the list of persons the Commissioner of Agriculture may license to grow or cultivate industrial hemp
  • Passed; to Gov Org

  • Eng. Committee Substitute for HB 2552: Increasing the pet food registration fee and directing that the additional money be deposited into the West Virginia Spay Neuter Assistance Fund
  • Passed; to Finance

    2 p.m. Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2219: Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2373: Authorizing school bus drivers trained in administration of epinephrine auto-injectors to administer auto-injectors
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2319: Relating to candidates or candidate committees for legislative office disclosing contributions
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2083: Increasing the felony criminal penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

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

    Bills Passed the Senate

    Completed Legislation (35 – 18 House, 17 Senate)

    Completed Legislation

    Signed Bills (16)

    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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