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Interim Committee Schedule and Agendas for: June 07 - 09, 2015

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Convene

Adjourn

Committee

Location

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Commission on Special Investigations Senate Finance
No Agenda Posted
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee House Gov. Org.

1. Meeting called to order.

 

2. Roll call.

3. Jeff Lusk, Executive Director, Hatfield-McCoy Trails, to provide update on reorganization (SB 508) and need for SB 17 - Permitting all-terrain vehicle operation on roadway under certain conditions; defining off-road motorcycle.

4. Amanda Payne, Trails Program Area Manager, Rahall Transportation Institute, to discuss Central West Virginia ATV Study.

5. Rick Johnson, operator of River Expeditions, to discuss ATV trails for tourism.

6. Bob Beanblossom, District Administrator, Parks Division, WV DNR, to discuss future Parks Subcommittee tour.

7. Other business.

8. Adjournment.

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Forest Management Review Commission House Gov. Org.

1.  Meeting called to order.

2.  Roll call.

3.  Randy Dye, State Forester of the WV Division of Forestry, to give an update on Division of Forestry and to discuss future topics for FMRC meetings

4.  Other business.

5.  Adjournment. 

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Post Audits Subcommittee Senate Finance

1. Call meeting to order and silent roll call

2. Update on current audit assignments. Presented by Denny Rhodes, Director, Post Audit Division

3. Volunteer Fire Department Audits

a. Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Department

b. Star City Volunteer Fire Department

c. Summit Park Volunteer Fire Department

Presented by Nathan Hamilton, VFD Auditor

4. Division of Highways – Courtesy Patrol Program. Presented by Amanda Copeland, Auditor, Post Audit Division

5. Other business

Update on the financial and performance audits of the Division of Highways Denny Rhodes, Director, Post Audit Division

6. Adjourn

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Education House Chamber
  1. Call to order.

  2. Roll call.

  3. Approval of the minutes of the January 13, 2015, meeting.

  4. Angela Summers, West Virginian’s Against Common Core, to give an update on the Common Core issue.

  5. Bonnie Henthorn, Tyler County Board of Education President, but presenting as a parent who opposes Common Core.

  6. Hank Hager, Counsel for the Senate Education Committee, to discuss legislation to repeal Common Core standards in other states.

  7. Michael Martirano, State Superintendent of Schools, to update the committee on his and the Department of Education’s actions relating to Common Core standards.

  8. Other business.

  9. Adjourn.

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization House Gov. Org.

1. Roll call.

2. Procedural Motions.

3. North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, 135 S. Ct. 1101, L. Ed. 2d 35, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 1502 (2015). Impact on Chapter 30 Boards.

4. Department Presentations:

               Department of Education;

               Higher Education Policy Commission; and

               Council for Community and Technical College Education.

5. Summary of Interim Topics Assigned to Government Organization.

6. Performance Evaluations:

                Regulatory Board Review of the Board of Architects;

                Update on Purchasing Division Report from January 2015;

                Public Employees Insurance Agency; and

                 Division of Personnel.

7. Other Business.

8. Adjournment.

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Education House Chamber
No Agenda Posted
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization House Gov. Org.

 

1. Roll call.

2. Department Presentations: 

                  Department of Education;

                   Higher Education Policy Commission; and

                   Council for Community and Technical College Education.

3. Performance Evaluations:

                    Regulatory Board Review of the Board of Architects;

                    Update on Purchasing Division Report from January 2015;

                    Public Employees Insurance Agency; and

                    Division of Personnel.

4. North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, 135 S. Ct. 1101, L. Ed. 2d 35, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 1502 (2015). Impact on Chapter 30 Boards.

5. Summary of Interim Topics Assigned to Government Organization.

6. Other Business.

7. Adjournment.

 

05:00 PM 06:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability Senate Finance

1. Call to order.

2. Roll call.

3. Approval of the minutes of the January 11, 2015, and January 12, 2015, meetings.

4. Dr. Michael Martirano, State Superintendent of Schools.

  • Standards evaluation.
  • State Board of Education policies currently on public comment.

5. Mr. James Skidmore, Chancellor for Community and Technical College Education, Community and Technical College System (CTCS).

  • Approval of Council for Community and Technical College Education Masterplan, Fulfilling the Vision: 2015-2020.
  • Report on Community and Technical College Education Tuition and Fee Rates for 2015-2016.

6. Transfer and articulation agreements. Dr. Corley Dennison, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Higher Education Policy Commission & CTCS.

7. LOCEA responsibilities. Hank Hager, Counsel for the Senate Education Committee.

8. Other business.

9. Adjourn.

05:00 PM 06:00 PM Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee Senate Judiciary
  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Introduction of Members and Staff
  4. Discussion of Future LRMRC Meetings and Staff Assignments
  5. Presentation of the Rule-Making Process in WV
    • Debra Graham, Chief Counsel, LRMRC
  6. Other Business
  7. Adjournment

                                                                   



Monday, June 08, 2015

Convene

Adjourn

Committee

Place

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Agriculture and Rural Development House Gov. Org.

1.  Meeting called to order.

2.  Roll call.

3.  Rob Hinton, Executive Director of Upshur County Development Authority, discussing community efforts to create food hubs and aggregation

    Chris Ferro, Chief of Staff for Dept. of Agriculture, to discuss aggregation

4. Cindy Martel, Marketing Specialist for Dept. of Agriculture, to give a presentation on GAP(Good Agriculture Practices) training 

5. John Lockhart, Cameron High School FFA, discussing White Nose Bat Syndrome    

6.  Other Business.

7. Adjournment.

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Joint Committee on Children and Families Senate Judiciary

I. Meeting called to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Organizational Motions

IV. Presentation: Nancy Exline, Commissioner, Bureau for Children and Families;

                          Children and Families Update

V. Other Business

VI. Adjournment

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Joint Committee on Health House Gov. Org.

 

I.Meeting called to order

II. Roll Call

III. Organizational Motions

IV. Presentation: Laura Tobler, M.P.P., Program Director-Medicaid, Health Access and Primary Care National Conference of State Legislatures - Teen Pregnancy

V. Presentation: Charles Roskovensky - Explanation of Health Committee Documents on Microsoft 365

 

 

VI. Other Business

VII. Adjournment

 

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on Energy House Chamber

I.      Call Meeting to Order

II.      Roll Call

III.    Procedural Motions

IV.    Study of unitization of interests in horizontal well drilling units.

 V.   Presentations:

                         Kurt Dettinger, Attorney, WVONGA

                        Tom Huber-West Virginia Royalty Owner Association

                         Joe Hatton-Agribusinessman

   VI.   Study of Royalty Payments – Kevin Ellis, ANTERO Natural Resource

  VII.   Review of Study Topics

 VIII.   Miscellaneous Business

VIIII.  Adjournment

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Committee on Health House Gov. Org.
No Agenda Posted
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on Energy House Chamber
No Agenda Posted
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Joint Commission on Economic Development House Chamber

I.  Call Meeting to Order  

II. Roll Call

III. Organizational Meeting Procedures

IV. Strategies to encourage technological innovation and regional configurations in West Virginia.

      Greasezilla - Ron Croiser-President of Downey Ridge Environmental

V.  Review of Study Topics

VI. Miscellaneous Business

VII. Adjournment

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability House Gov. Org.

I.          Call to Order

 

II.        Roll Call

 

III.       Organizational Motions

 

IV.       Presentation:   Rochelle Finzel – Group Director

                                    National Conference of State Legislatures

                                    Drug Testing of Public Assistance Recipients

 

 

V.        Presentation:   Charles Roskovensky

                                    Explanation of LOCHHRA Documents

                                    on Microsoft 365

           

VI.       Other business

 

VII.     Adjourn

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Select Committee on Minority Issues House Gov. Org.

I. Meeting Called to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Organizational Motions

IV. Presentation: Dr. Carolyn Stuart, Executive Director, Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs;

HHOMA Update

V. Discussion of Possible Study Topics/Items for Interim Consideration

VI. Adjournment

 

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Select Committee on Veterans' Affairs Senate Finance

i. Meeting called to order

ii. Roll Call

iii. TAG James Hoyer, West Virginia National Guard
Presentation regarding the West Virginia National Guard

iv. Secretary Rick Thompson, West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance
Presentation regarding an update on the various programs within the Department of Veterans Assistance

v. Miscellaneous business

vi. Adjournment

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Joint Committee on Government and Finance Senate Finance

AGENDA

1.    Approval of January 13, 2015 minutes

2.    Prevailing Wage.  Presentation of methodology for determination of the prevailing hourly rate of wages pursuant to Senate Bill 361, §21-5A-5

    ∙    Jeff Green, Director, Research, Information and Analysis Division, Workforce WV

    ∙    Jennifer M. Shand, Ph.D., Director, Center for Business and Economic Research, Marshall  University

    ∙    John Deskins, Ph.D., Director/Associate Professor of Economics, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

3.     Monthly/Quarterly Reports Received:

4.    Other Business

5.    Adjournment

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Select Committee on PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care House Finance

i. Meeting called to order

ii. Roll call

iii. Presentations on protections against senior citizen financial abuse 

     Suzanne Messenger, State Long Term Care Ombudsman, Bureau of Senior Services 

     Jerry Cole, National Intelligence Specialist, U.S. Attorney’s Office- Southern District of West Virginia

iv. Miscellaneous business

v. Adjournment

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Finance House Gov. Org.

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Adoption of Organizational Motions

4. Results First Initiative Update - the PEW Charitable Trust & the MacArthur Foundation

5. Report on Racing and Gaming - John C. Musgrave, Director, WV Lottery Commission

6. Streamline Sales Tax Update - John Doyle, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, WV Dept. Of Revenue

7. Other Business

8. Adjournment

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary House Chamber

I. Drug Trafficking

     A. Tools to Aid Police/Prosecutors

     B. Enhanced Penalties

     C. Forfeiture of Assets

         Speakers include:

         Sgt. Lacy Deskins (WV State Police)

         Joseph Barki (Brooke County Prosecutor)

         Maryclaire Akers (Kanawha County Assistant Prosecutor) 

II. Effect on Future Employment Opportunities

     A. Limited Expungement of certain non-violent, non-trafficking drug felonies ("Second Chance for Employment Act" HB2604 2015 RS)

        Speakers include:

        Judge Michael Aloi (16th Judicial Circuit - Monroe County)

        Dr. Michelle Foster (KISRA - Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action)

 III. Update on Justice Reinvestment Act

     A. Update on implementation of Act

     B. Update on prison population and recidivist rates since enactment

         Speakers include:

         Joseph Thornton (Secretary of DMAPS)

         Justice Brent Benjamin (WV Supreme Court of Appeals)

 

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Finance House Gov. Org.
No Agenda Posted
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary House Chamber
No Agenda Posted


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