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2010 Interim Committee Study Assignments

Other study topics can be requested by the committee co-chairs for approval to the Senate President and House Speaker no later than June 7.

Joint Commission on Economic Development
HCR 102Requesting a study of the issues relating to creating a matching grant pilot project
HCR 107 Requesting a study on the benefits of supporting the development of renewable energy resources
HCR 131Study of the ski industry
HCR 134Requesting study on the issues relating to evaluation of job creation and retention incentives, penalties and reporting requirements
SCR 31Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study tourism industry development
SCR 73Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study green public policy initiatives
Joint Standing Committee on Education
HCR 57Requesting a study on improving the efficiency, focus and fairness of the system for holding school systems accountable for preparing students for the 21st Century economy
HCR 77Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to conduct a study on the care and prevention of concussion injuries in sports regulated by the Secondary Schools
HCR 78Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to conduct a study on providing adequate time in the school day reserved for teacher planning and preparation
HCR 80Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to conduct a study on the need for setting standards for assignment of school athletic directors
HCR 120 Requesting a study on reimbursement for medical services by preferred provider organizations
HCR 128Requesting a study on the value of including Family and Consumer Sciences and Technology Education courses in the middle school curriculum
SCR 15Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study student performance and instructional time
SCR 23Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study reducing school dropouts
SCR 77Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study vocational education from middle school through adulthood
SCR 78 Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study improving student achievement
Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability
Teacher Preparation and Professional Development - Study the adequacy and effectiveness of collaboration between public and higher education in both pre-service teacher education programs and professional development programs to ensure that high quality teacher training is delivered
Federal Stimulus Funds - Monitor the receipt and use of federal stimulus funds by higher education institutions, the Higher Education Policy Commission and the WV Council for CTC Education
Joint Standing Committee on Finance
HCR 88Requesting a study of the West Virginia PEIA and participating employer liabilities for other post employment benefits
HCR 130Requesting a study on flexibility for local schools and school systems to acquire and employ technology to improve student performance and progress
HCR 135Requesting a study on the Homestead Exemption for seniors and people with disabilities
SCR 22Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study coal industry tax burden
Study of the financial burden to the State of West Virginia as a result of the substance abuse addiction problem
Tax issues generally
Monies received and expended under the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB)
State and Local Financing Issues Generally
Study of the administration of property taxes and real property recording functions to identify any changes that may be necessary to effectuate a thoroughly modern, parallel, efficient and integrated system
Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization
HCR 85Requesting a study on the utility of transferring licensing authority of private investigative and security services
HCR 91Requesting a study of the authority and structure of professional and occupational licensing boards
HCR 92 Requesting a study of the advisability and feasibility of the creation of an administrative unit of state government to assist professional licensing boards
HCR 93Requesting a study of the Board of Examiners of Psychologists and the scope of practice of psychologists and school psychologists
HCR 9Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance authorize a study of the law governing the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
HCR 94Requesting a study of the law governing the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
HCR 95 Requesting a study of the law governing the West Virginia Board of Medicine
HCR 6Requesting that the Joint Committee on Government and Finance authorize a study of the law governing the West Virginia Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters
HCR 96Requesting a study of the law governing the West Virginia Board of Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters
HCR 97 Requesting a study of the policies and procedures for awarding vendor preferences in state purchasing contracts
HCR 98Requesting a study of the powers and duties regarding real estate acquisition and services for real estate held by the State of West Virginia
HCR 99 Requesting a study of the powers and duties of the Division of Criminal Justice Services
SCR 51Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study state Occupational, Safety and Health Act
HCR 101 Requesting a study of the law governing the West Virginia Board of Dental Examiner
HCR 109Requesting a study of the law governing the West Virginia State Board of Pharmacy
SCR 81Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study emergency dispatch center training
SCR 84 Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study creating uniform set of statutory provisions for chapter thirty boards
SCR 85Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study updating article one provisions regarding chapter thirty boards
A study of the Division of Personnel
Select Committee on Health
HCR 117 Requesting a study on the establishment of a commission to make recommendations to the Legislature on the scope of practice of health care professions
SCR 54 Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study establishing health care profession scope of practice commission
Modification to the GOHELP to help for federal healthcare reform and to make it more efficient
Treatment options for substance abuse
Select Committee on Infrastructure
SCR 12Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study motor carrier industry regulation
SCR 38Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study alternative fuels and vehicular energy consumption
SCR 40 Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study inclement weather effects on roads and highways
SCR 68Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study alternative "green" road and highway paving processes and construction
SCR 69 Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study alternative funding sources for roads ineligible for federal matching dollars
SCR 73Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study green public policy initiatives
SCR 80Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study school bus turnaround area maintenance
Alternative sources of funding for the construction and maintenance of state, local and secondary bridges, roads and highways
Study of the feasibility of limiting or prohibiting the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by operators of motor vehicles
Study of the ad valorem property taxation of antique motor vehicles
Study of the current status of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and of the action needed by the state to comply with the requirements of the Act
Study of issues related to the West Virginia Parkways Authority, including alternate funding sources and the costs and methodology of maintenance of the West Virginia Turnpike
Study of the Division of Highways county highway formula to determine a better means of allocating resources to different areas throughout the state
Study of the TRAIL power line project regarding the heavy truck traffic destroying roads and roads being restored to the original condition
Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary
HCR 100Requesting a study of the law governing the West Virginia Occupational, Safety and Health Act for public employees
SCR 17 Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study capital improvements' funding sources for Chesapeake Bay nutrient removal requirements
SCR 19Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study forensic services
SCR 46 Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study effects of coal slurry impoundments and underground injection
SCR 47Requesting Joint Committee on Judiciary study expanding law-enforcement training subcommittee's responsibilities
SCR 52Requesting Joint Committee on Judiciary study child pornography investigative process
SCR 66Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study economic impact of oil and gas drillers' capture rule
SCR 76Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study prison and regional jail overcrowding
SCR 79 Requesting Joint Committee on Judiciary study establishing additional civil and criminal forfeiture statutes
SCR 82Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study PSC's legislative rule-making exemption
SB 643Creating temporary natural gas resources transportation road system
Coal mine safety issues
Religious Freedom Act
Redefining deep wells and shallow wells
Whether the state should establish forced pulling requirements for all oil and gas drilling or just for horizontal wells drilled in the Marcellus Shale strata
The environmental effects that oil and gas drilling (especially Marcellus drilling) has on the use and withdrawal of water from the streams in West Virginia
Surface owners rights issues including, but not limited to, notice of drilling prior to entry, compensation for loss of timber and secondary road inspection prior to initiation of drilling operations to determine whether damage to our secondary roads should be the responsibility of drilling operators
Review and study of the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act
Review criminal statutes to determine whether any modifications should be made pursuant to the recommendations of the West Virginia Law Institute
Review criminal statutes that relate to technology crimes and related privacy issues
Review the utility of transferring the licensing authority of private investigative and security services from the Secretary of State to the Division of Criminal Justice Services
Study and review the annexation process utilized by political subdivisions and municipalities in this state
Study the prison and regional jail overcrowding issues
Study whether we should implement laws providing for the forfeiture of property used in various non-drug related crimes and the disposition of such property
Comprehensive review and overhaul of our Magistrate Court system
Study and review the price-gauging statues that are currently in effect in the state
Study and review the reasonableness and cost effectiveness of requiring health insurance providers licensed to sell health insurance in this state to provide coverage for autism disorders
Review the rule making process as it relates to the Workers Compensation
Select Committee on Veteran's Issues
HCR 7Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to continue studying the needs, challenges, and issues facing West Virginia veterans returning from recent service




Interim Rule on Votes
For all interim committees for which there are an unequal number of Delegates and Senators, all motions considered must be adopted by a separate majority vote of the committee members from each legislative body.

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