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Member's Press Release

Release Date: 04/03/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017 – 55th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS

  • SCR 53: US Army SGT Benny Fleming Memorial Bridge
  • SR 66: Honoring Katherine Johnson, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • SCR 52: US Army PFC Glenn S. Perdue, US Army Tec 5 Charley H. Perdue and US Army Air Corps SGT Carl Perdue Memorial Road

    THIRD READING

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

    SECOND READING

  • Com. Sub. for SB 304: Appropriating expiring funds from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR (original similar to HB 3103)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 476: Expiring funds from Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund to General Revenue (original similar to HB 2801)
  • SB 694: Expiring funds to unappropriated surplus balance in General Revenue fund to Department of Administration
  • 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 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. 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. Com. Sub. for HB 2586: Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits of plans administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board
  • Eng. HB 2653: Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System
  • 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. 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 2948: Establishing timelines for taking final action on certain permits

    FIRST READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2006: Increasing the penalties for violating the Whistle-blower Law
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2083: Increasing the felony criminal penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2119: Repealing West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2219: Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2303: Increasing criminal penalties for littering (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2319: Relating to candidates or candidate committees for legislative office disclosing contributions (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2367: Establishing a criminal offense of organized retail crime (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2373: Authorizing school bus drivers trained in administration of epinephrine auto-injectors to administer auto-injectors (Com. amend. and title 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 2453: Expanding the list of persons the Commissioner of Agriculture may license to grow or cultivate industrial hemp
  • 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. 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 2619: Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2676: Transferring the Security office under the Division of Culture and History to the Division of Protective Services
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2683: Relating to West Virginia Insurance Guaranty Association Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for 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
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2734: Authorizing a method for the collection and remittance of property taxes related to dealers’ heavy equipment inventory (Com. amends. 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. Com. Sub. for HB 2898: Authorizing the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to request and obtain criminal background checks of employees of the Legislature
  • 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 2949: Exempting specified Division of Natural Resources’ contracts for some replacement, repair or design for repairs to facilities from review and approval requirements
  • Eng. HB 2963: Eliminating tax lien waiver requirement for estates of nonresidents
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2980: Relating to civil lawsuit filing fees for multiple defendant civil action (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    9 a.m.: Government Organization Subcommittee for HB 2109 (208W)

  • HB 2109: Relating to the West Virginia Land Reuse Agency Authorization Act ,p> 9:30 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2797: Codifying statutory immunity for government agencies and officials from actions of third-parties using documents or records
  • HB 2585: Creating felony crime of conducting financial transactions involving proceeds of criminal activity
  • HB 2579: Increasing the penalties for transporting controlled substances
  • HB 2675: Relating to primary elections and nominating procedures
  • HB 2546: Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not returned
  • HB 2857: West Virginia Safer Workplaces Act
  • HB 2129: Relating to the powers and authority of state and local law enforcement to enforce underage drinking laws at private clubs
  • HB 3022: Relating to the reporting of fraud, misappropriation of moneys, and other violations of law to the commission on special investigations
  • HB 3030: Relating to appeals as a matter of right in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

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

  • Committee Substitute for HB 2603: Relating to municipal policemen or firemen pension and relief funds that are funded at one hundred and twenty-five percent or more
  • Committee Substitute for HB 2709: Authorizing the City of South Charleston to levy a special district excise tax
  • Committee Substitute for HB 2805: Finding and declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state
  • Committee Substitute for HB 2961: Relating generally to charitable bingo games and charitable raffles
  • Committee Substitute HB 3048: Relating to collection of Tier II fees for chemical inventories

    1 p.m.: Natural Resources (208W)

  • Eng. Committee Substitute for HB 2708: Relating to a lawful method for a developmentally disabled person to purchase a base hunting license
  • Eng. Committee Substitute for HB 3020: Relating to criminal penalties for the offenses of hunting, trapping or fishing on the lands of another person
  • SCR 15: US Army CPL Herbert "Herb" Linkous Memorial Bridge
  • Originating Resolution regarding the Great Eastern Trail
  • Originating Resolution regarding non-employee workforce to improve state parks and forests
  • Originating Resolution to study the economic impact of bicycle and pedestrian activity programs

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Agenda TBA

    Committee Action on Bills from Saturday, April 1, 2017

    10 a.m.: Government Organization

  • HB 3037: Removing the Division of Energy as an independent agency
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2941: Requiring the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to utilize the Attorney General for all legal assistance and services
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2869: Providing for paid leave for certain state officers and employees during a declared state of emergency
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2792: Requiring the Library Commission to survey the libraries of the state
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 3053: Relating to motor vehicle lighting
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2109: Relating to the West Virginia Land Reuse Agency Authorization Act
  • No action taken; referred to subcommittee

  • HB 2402: Relating to abandoned antique vehicles
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2503: Relating to the rulemaking authority for Board of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2628: Relating generally to the powers and duties of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2515: West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2017
  • No action taken; bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • HB 2839: Updating the procedures for legislative review of departments and licensing boards
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2897: Raising the amount required for competitive bidding of construction contracts by the state and its subdivisions
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2962: Enlarging the authority of the Tax Commissioner to perform background investigations of employees and contractors
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2967: Relating generally to administration of estates and trusts
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2646: Terminating the Women’s Commission and discontinue its functions
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    10 a.m.: Education

  • HB 2815: Relating to higher education governance
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2195: Relating to requiring comprehensive drug awareness and prevention program in all public schools
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2494: Providing that statewide school report cards are only to be made available to custodial parents and guardians of students upon request
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2589: Permitting students who are homeschooled or attend private schools to enroll and take classes at the county’s vocational school
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2702: Relating to excused absences for personal illness from school
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • 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
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • HB 2720: Allowing the School Building Authority to transfer funds allocated into the School Construction Fund
  • Passed; to Finance

  • HB 2771: Relating to temporary teaching certificates for Armed Forces spouses
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 3080: Requiring instruction in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Saturday, April 1 2017

    Bills Passed the Senate

    Completed Legislation (45 – 19 House, 26 Senate)

    Completed Legislation

    Signed Bills (17)

    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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