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Member's Press Release

Release Date: 04/05/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – 57th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS

  • SCR 60: Designating 2017 as Robert C. Byrd Centennial Legacy Year
  • SCR 61: Requesting study of economic, health and tourism impacts of biking, hiking and other forms of activity
  • SR 68: Designating April 5, 2017, as Nurses Unity Day
  • SR 69: Congratulating Mingo Central Miners high school football team for winning 2016 Class AA football championship
  • SR 70: Designating April as Autism Awareness Month

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • SCR 54: Requesting study of allowing teachers to post online schedule of calendar of activities
  • SCR 55: Requesting study on ways and methods of generating revenue to complete I-73 and I-74
  • SCR 56: Requesting study of creation and role of WV Motorsports Commission
  • SCR 57: Requesting study of feasibility of repurposing, renovating or disposing of vacated school buildings
  • SCR 58: Requesting study on benefits of using nonemployees to improve state parks or forests
  • SCR 59: Requesting study of allowing WV Disaster Recovery Board restore access to private property following natural disaster

    THIRD READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 199: Budget Bill
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 476: Expiring funds from Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund to General Revenue (original similar to HB 2801)
  • 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. 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 (original similar to SB 84)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2303: Increasing criminal penalties for littering
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2319: Relating to candidates or candidate committees for legislative office disclosing contributions (Com. title amend. pending) (original similar to SB 8)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2367: Establishing a criminal offense of organized retail crime (Com. 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. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2427: Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information (original similar to SB 267)
  • Eng. HB 2446: Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information (original similar to SB 269)
  • 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 (original similar to HB 2888)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2619: Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act (Com. 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 (original similar to SB 434)
  • 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 (original similar to SB 603)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2767: Authorizing the Secretary of State to transmit electronic versions of undeliverable mail to the circuit clerks (Com. 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 (original similar to SB 570, SB 665)
  • 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 (original similar to SB 594)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2980: Relating to civil lawsuit filing fees for multiple defendant civil action (Com. title amend. pending)

    SECOND READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2129: Relating to the powers and authority of state and local law enforcement to enforce underage drinking laws at private clubs (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2195: Relating to requiring comprehensive drug awareness and prevention program in all public schools
  • Eng. HB 2348: Eliminating any requirement that class hours of students be consecutive
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2402: Relating to abandoned antique vehicles (Com. amends. pending) (original similar to HB2445, SB382)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2494: Providing that statewide school report cards are only to be made available to custodial parents and guardians of students upon request (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2503: Relating to the rulemaking authority for Board of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2546: Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not returned (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2555: Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades (Com. amends. and title amend. pending) (original similar to SB191)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2579: Increasing the penalties for transporting controlled substances (Com. amend. and title amend. pending) (original similar to HB2448, HB2602)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2585: Creating felony crime of conducting financial transactions involving proceeds of criminal activity (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2589: Permitting students who are homeschooled or attend private schools to enroll and take classes at the county’s vocational school (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for 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. HB 2628: Relating generally to the powers and duties of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine (Com. amend. and title amend. pending) (original similar to HB2423, HB2630)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2631: Relating to time standards for disposition of complaint proceedings
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2646: Terminating the Women’s Commission and discontinue its functions: (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2691: Allowing a person who is qualified by training to be a barber and a cosmetologist to elect to practice solely as a barber
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2702: Relating to excused absences for personal illness from school (Com. amends. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2709: Authorizing the City of South Charleston to levy a special district excise tax (original similar to SB565)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2771: Relating to temporary teaching certificates for Armed Forces spouses (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2792: Requiring the Library Commission to survey the libraries of the state
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2797: Codifying statutory immunity for government agencies and officials from actions of third-parties using documents or records
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2805: Finding and declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state (Com. amends. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2815: Relating to higher education governance (Com. amends. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2833: Specifying the contents and categories of information for inclusion in annual reports
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2839: Updating the procedures for legislative review of departments and licensing boards
  • Eng. HB 2869: Providing for paid leave for certain state officers and employees during a declared state of emergency (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2897: Raising the amount required for competitive bidding of construction contracts by the state and its subdivisions (Com. amends. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2941: Requiring the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to utilize the Attorney General for all legal assistance and services
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2961: Relating generally to charitable bingo games and charitable raffles (Com. title amend. pending) (original similar to SB625)
  • Eng. HB 2962: Enlarging the authority of the Tax Commissioner to perform background investigations of employees and contractors (Com. amend. pending) (original similar to SB598)
  • Eng. HB 2967: Relating generally to administration of estates and trusts (Com. amends. pending)
  • Eng. HB 3022: Relating to the reporting of fraud, misappropriation of moneys, and other violations of law to the commission on special investigations
  • Eng. HB 3037: Removing the Division of Energy as an independent agency (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 3048: Relating to collection of Tier II fees for chemical inventories (Com. title amend. pending) (original similar to SB629)
  • Eng. HB 3053: Relating to motor vehicle lighting
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 3080: Requiring instruction in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution: (Com. amend. pending)

    FIRST READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. 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: (Com. amends. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2601: Relating to municipal policemen’s or municipal firemen’s pension and relief funds (Com. amend. and title amend. pending) (original similar to SB393)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2720: Allowing the School Building Authority to transfer funds allocated into the School Construction Fund (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2724: Relating to creating a pilot program under the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2759: Creating Statewide Interoperable Radio Network (Com. amends. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2801: Expiring funds to the unappropriated balance in the State Fund from the Department of Revenue, Office of the Secretary – Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2850: Relating to product liability actions
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2857: West Virginia Safer Workplaces Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2916: Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 3018: Adding definition of correctional employee to the list of persons against whom an assault is a felony (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 3030: Relating to appeals as a matter of right in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 3064: Allowing vehicles of a size and weight exceeding certain specifications to operate over specified routes

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    9 a.m.: Military (208W)

  • Engrossed HB 2788: Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of a probationary firefighter
  • Engrossed Committee Substitute for HB 2804: Removing chiropractors from the list of medical professions required to obtain continuing education on mental health conditions common to veterans and family members
  • Engrossed Committee Substitute for HB 2838: Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technician

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

    (Will begin immediately upon adjournment of Military)

  • HB 2935: Relating to state flood protection planning
  • HB 3096: Relating to operation and regulation of certain water and sewer utilities owned or operated by political subdivisions of the state
  • HB 2936: Requiring purchases to be made at lowest retail price available at level of quality sought by the spending unit
  • HB 2109: Relating to the West Virginia Land Reuse Agency Authorization Act

    9 a.m.: Education (451M)

  • HB 2711: Abolishing regional educational service agencies and providing for the transfer of property and records

    2 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • 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 2684: Imposing penalties for repeat violations of the prohibition against driving under the influence on a suspended license
  • HB 2648: Increasing penalties for manufacturing or transportation of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor
  • HB 2781: Requiring a person desiring to vote to present documentation identifying the voter to one of the poll clerks
  • HB 2675: Relating to primary elections and nominating procedures
  • HB 2674: Relating to access to and receipt of certain information regarding a protected person
  • HB 2620: West Virginia Drug Overdose Monitoring Act
  • HB 2359: Relating to offenses and penalties for practicing osteopathic medicine without a license
  • Originating Concurrent Resolution 4: Requesting the Joint Committee to study the need for a medical malpractice peer review panel by the Board of Medicine
  • Originating Concurrent Resolution 5: Requesting the Joint Committee to study the need for a Sentencing Commission

    2 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Committee Substitute for HB 2694: Relating to the development and implementation of a program to facilitate commercial sponsorship of rest areas
  • Committee Substitute for HB 2851: Updating fee structure provisions for broker-dealers

    Committee Action on Bills from Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    9:30 a.m.: Finance

  • 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 be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for HB 2720: Allowing the School Building Authority to transfer funds allocated into the School Construction Fund
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    10 a.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure

    Concurrent Resolutions

  • SCR 33: US Army Ranger SGT Richard E. Arden Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 42: Five Champ Brothers Bridge
  • SCR 49: Erecting signs in Kanawha County declaring Home of Ralph Maddox 1980 NHPA Hall of Fame
  • HCR 13: U.S. Army SSG Brian Curtis Rogers Bridge
  • HCR 20: U.S. Army PVT James Earl Pelfrey Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 22: U.S. Air Force MSgt Johnny Baxter Clark and U.S. Air Force MSgt Carl Richard (Dick) Clark Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 25: U.S. Army PVT Charles E. Ellis and U.S. Army PVT Ira V. Ellis Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 36: U.S. Army PFC John Ira Pinkerman Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 49: U.S. Army PFC Donald Ray Cochran Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 51: “Toby" Runyon Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 54: U.S. Army PVT Preston D. Vanscoy Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 60: William "Bill" R. VanGilder Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 82: U.S. Marine Sergeant David Paul McCord Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 5: U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Frederick Burdett Warder Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 8: Dr. Roy and Marian Eshenaur Bridge
  • HCR 10: John Cameron Brown Bridge
  • HCR 24: SGT. Eugene Arbogast Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 27: U.S. Army 1LT Patricia Simon Bridge

    All resolutions passed and reported to the floor

  • HB2694: Relating to the development and implementation of a program to facilitate commercial sponsorship of rest areas
  • Passed; to Finance

  • HB3064: Allowing vehicles of a size and weight exceeding certain specification to operate over specified routes
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    2 p.m.: Government Organization

  • HB 2004: Creating and maintaining a centralized state vehicle inventory system
  • Passed; to Finance

  • HB 3093: Establishing Broadband Enhancement and Expansion Policies
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

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

    2 p.m.: Education

  • HB 2711: Abolishing regional educational service agencies and providing for the transfer of property and records
  • No action taken; bill laid over to 4/5

  • HB 2637: Relating to employment of retired teachers and prospective employable professional personnel in areas of critical need and shortage
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2651: Relating generally to standardized testing requirements for nonpublic schools
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2799: Prohibiting the superintendent of schools from requiring a physical examination to be included to the application for a minor’s work permit
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2887: Relating to retirement and separation incentives
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 3095: Allowing retired teachers to be employed by a higher education institution
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 3061: Encouraging mastery-based education through the Innovation In Schools program
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • 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
  • Committee requested a concurrent resolution to study this bill and related issues

  • HCR 66: Sustainability of the state’s current system of higher education
  • Passed; to Rules

    3 p.m.: Judiciary

  • HB 2857: West Virginia Safer Workplaces Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2930: Allowing powerball, hot lotto, and mega millions winners to remain anonymous
  • Passed; to Finance

  • HB 2916: Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 3018: Adding definition of correctional employee to the list of persons against whom an assault is a felony
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2850: Relating to product liability actions
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Originating Concurrent Resolution 3: Requesting the Joint Committee to study the feasibility and benefits of replacing the state’s civil service system
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    3 p.m.: Finance

  • Committee Substitute for HB 2759: Creating Statewide Interoperable Radio Network
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources

  • HB 3102: Relating to selling Hopemont Hospital
  • Passed; to Finance

  • HB 2366: Relating to selling Jackie Withrow Hospital
  • Passed; to Finance

  • HB 2376: Relating to the organizational structure of state government
  • Passed; to Gov Org

  • HB 2428: Establishing additional substance abuse treatment facilities
  • Passed; to Finance

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

  • HB 2745: Adding the examination of Advanced Care Technician
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2846: Including high school students participating in a competency based pharmacy technician education and training program as persons qualifying to be a pharmacy technician trainee
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2520: Prohibiting the use of a tanning device by a person under the age of eighteen
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Tuesday, April 4 2017

    Bills Passed the Senate

    Completed Legislation (83 – 30 House, 53 Senate)

    Completed Legislation

    Signed Bills (18)

    Signed Bills

    Vetoed (1)

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

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