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Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 01:33 PM

Senate Completes Legislation on House Bill 2879

House Bill 2979 completed legislation following the Senate’s passage of the bill during today’s floor session. HB 2879 relates to certain limitations on the amount of state funds on deposit in any depository. The bill now awaits the Governor’s signature.

 

The Senate also advanced four bills on second reading to third, including HB 2670 and HB 2933. HB 2670 would make a supplementary appropriation to the Bureau of Senior Services – Lottery Senior Citizens funds. HB 2933, another appropriation bill, relates to the Department of Administration Public Defender Services.

 

House Bill 2755, relating to service and professional employee positions at jointly established schools, was advanced from first to second reading.

 

The Senate is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

 

The following Senate committees will meet today:

Health at 1 p.m. in 451M.

Education at 2 p.m. in 451M.

Government Organization at 2 p.m. in 208W.

Finance at 3 p.m. in 451M.

Judiciary at 3 p.m. in 208W.​

 

 

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Thursday, March 05, 2015 - 01:07 PM

The House Judiciary Committee To Hold Public Hearing on Aboveground Storage Tank Act

The House met this morning to advance seven bills to third reading. One of those bills was Senate Bill 559 which was amended on the floor by the committee on House Government Organization. This bill relates  to social work licensing exemptions. Senate Bill 507 relates to monitoring inmates' electronic communications.

 

The House Judiciary committee will hold a public hearing tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in the House Chambeon Senate Bill 423 which relates to amending aboveground Storage Tank Act.

The House Judiciary committee will hold a public hearing on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.  in the House Chamber on Senate Bill 418 which relates to trustee real estate sale under deed of trust.

 

The following House committees will meet today:

Judiciary will meet today at 12 p.m. in 410M.

Pensions and Retirement will meet today 30 minutes following floor session in 460M

Health and Human Resources will meet today at 2 p.m. in 215E

Political Subdivisions will meet today at 4p.m in 434M

 

The following House committees will meet tomorrow:

Finance will meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. in 460M.

Government Organization will meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. in 215E

Education will meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. in 434M

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow. 

 

 

 

 



Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 08:08 PM

House Passes Unitization Bill, Completes Legislative Action on Prevailing Wage

The House reconvened this evening to finish their session for the day. House Bill 2688, the Unitization Bill, which would provide for the unitization of interests in drilling units in connection with all horizontal oil or gas wells was passed following several hours of debate.

The House also recieved a Senate message for Senate Bill 361, the Prevailing Wage bill. The bill would elminate the prevailing hourly wage requirement for construction of public improvement. The bill has completed legislative action and awaits the governor's signature. 

Other bills passed include House Bill 2902, the West Virginia Able Act. This would allow parents to create a private savings account to provide for the future of their disabled child. Another bill that passed was House Bill 2828. THis bill would modify the requirements that allow a child witness to testify by closed circuit television. 

Nine other bills were read for a third time and passed.

 

The House is adjourned until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow

 

The following committees will meet tonight:

Judiciary will meet immediately following the session

Education will meet at 8:00 p.m. in Room 434M

 

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Finance will meet at 9:00 a.m. in Room 460M

Small Buisness will meet in Room 460M immediately afte House Finance

Judiciary will meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 410M

Banking & Insurance will meet at 10:00 a.m. in Room 215E

Pensions & Retirement will meet immediately after the session tomorrow in Room 460M

Health & Human Resources will meet at 2:00 p.m. in Room 215E

Education Subcommittee B will meet at 3:00 p.m. in Room 215E

Political Subdivisions will meet at 4:00 p.m. in Room 434M

 

A Public Hearing will take place on Senate Bill 347  at 8:30 a.m. in the House Chamber

 

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 01:38 PM

Crossover Day Moves Senate Bill Regulating Campaign Contributions to The House
Three bills completed legislation during the Senate’s floor session today. Senate Bills 435 and 477, as well as House Bill 2726 completed following the Senate concurring in House amendments and passing the bills. Senate Bill 435 would create the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Bureau of Professional Standards, and Senate Bill 477 would supplement, amend, decrease, and increase appropriation from State Road Fund to the Department of Highways.  House Bill 2726 would clarify choice of laws issues in product’s liability actions.
 
The Senate also passed twelve bills, the floor session. Senate Bills 385541, and 585 were deferred until the foot of 1st reading.
 
During the third reading of Senate Bill 453, President Bill Cole (R- Mercer), under Senate Rule 43, was excused from voting. This called for Senator Donna Boley (R- Pleasants), the president pro tempore, to preside over the Senate. 
 
House Bill 2879, Relating to certain limitations on amount of state funds on deposit in any depository, was advanced from second reading to third.
 
Four bills on first reading were considered having been read and were advanced to second reading.
 
The Senate is in recess until 5 p.m.
 
The following Senate committees will meet today:
Economic Development at 1:30 p.m. in 451M.
Finance at 3 p.m. in 451M.
Judiciary at 3:30 p.m. in 208W.​
 
 
 
UPDATE: 
 
The Senate passed Senate Bills 541 and 585 and tabled SB 385. SB 541 relates to regulation and control of elections. SB 585 relates to regulation of transportation network and taxicab companies. Before the passage of Senate Bill 585, the provisions of the tabled SB 385 were amended into SB 585.
 
The Senate is adjounred until 11 a.m. tomorrow. 
 
The following Senate committees meet tomorrow: 
Finance at 9:30 am in 451M.
Health at 1 p.m. in 451M.
Education at 2 p.m. in 451M.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 11:55 AM

House Overrides Veto of Pain Capable Unborn Child Act and Passes HB2688

 

Today, the House voted to override the Governor's veto of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act. Governor Tomblin had vetoed the bill on basis of constitutionality. The House voted to override his veto and pass the bill.

Today, the House passed House Joint Resolution 13, known as the Homestead Exemption Act. The resolution increases the exemption from $20,000 to $40,000.

The House also passed many bills that were on third reading. One bill was House Bill 2931 which would add drugs to the classification of schedule I drug. The House also passed House Bill 2939 which relates to requirements for mandatory reporting of sexual offenses on school premises involving student. 

Other bills were ones such as House Bill 2557 which clarifies that an insured driver of a motor vehicle is covered by the driver's auto insurance policy when renting or leasing a vehicle. House Bill 2549 relates to the preparation and publication of county financial statements

When the House reconvened this afternoon they passed seven bills. 

The House is in recess until 5:45 p.m. today

 

The following committees will meet today:

Judiciary will meet at 12:00 p.m. in Room 410M

 

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Banking & Insurance will meet at 10:00 a.m. in Room 215E

 

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 05:53 PM

Senate Passes Amended Prevailing Wage Bill

The Senate completed legislation on one bill during today's evening floor session. The body also concurred with the House amendments for Senate Bill 361 , which would eleminate current prevailing hourly wage requirements for construction of public improvements but ameded the effective date requiring House concurrance. House Bill 2157 will provide that absentee ballot fraud or intimidation of voters is a felony.

The Senate rejected amendents and formed a conference committee for HB 2576. The bill would create new code sections which separate the executive departments.

Six bills were read a third time and passed, including SB 580, which would revise the statute of limitations on actions by minors under the Medical Professional Liability Act to make the current statute consistent with other provisions of the code governing statute of limitations on claims by minors. SB 234 which would exempt certain water and sewer utilities owned by political subdivisions from PSC jurisdiction was laid over on third reading for tomorrow. 

14 bills were read a second time and advanced to third and one was read a first time and advanced to second. 

The senate is adjurned untill 11 A.M. tomorrow.

The following committees will meet today:

Education at 5:45 P.M. in 451M

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Education at 9 A.M. in 451M

Economic Development at 1 P.M. in 451M

Pensions at 2 P.M. in 208W 

Finance at 3 P.M. in 451M

 

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015 - 03:28 PM

Coal Jobs and Safety Act Completes Legislative Action

Today the House met to concur Senate amendments for Senate Bill 357 and then complete legislative action for the bill that will create the Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015. Seven other bills completed legislative action. Among these are Senate Bill 294 which will eliminate certain unnecessary, inactive or redundant councils, committees and boards.

Five supplementary appropriation bills also completed legislative action. Including Senate Bill 463 will make a supplementary appropriation to DHHR, DHS, Health Care Provider Tax, and Medicaid State Share Fund. Senate Bill 466 will make supplementary appropriation of federal funds to Department of Commerce. Senate Bill 467 will make supplementary appropriation of federal funds to Department of Agriculture, State Conservation Committee. Senate Bill 469 will make supplementary appropriation of federal funds to DEP, Division of Environmental Protection. Senate Bill 471 will make supplementary appropriation of federal funds to DHHR, Human Rights Commission, and DHHR, DHS.

The House also passed 16 additional bills. One of these is House Bill 2515 which relates to elk restoration. House Bill 2880 would create an addiction treatment pilot program. House Bill 3017 would address sudden cardiac arrest in interscholastic athletes. House Bill 2999 will relate to neonatal abstinence centers. House Bill 2914 would provide for voluntary dissolution of resort area district. 

 

The House reconvened this evening to pass two bills including House Bill 2675 which would reduce certain severance taxes that are dedicated to the Workers' Compensation Debt Reduction Fund and House Bill 2718 which would transfer funds remaining in the Racetrack Modernization Fund to the State Road Fund and closing the Racetrack Modernization Fund.

Thirty two bills were advanced to third reading. Among those were House Joint Resolution 13 which would create the Homestead Exemption Increase Amendment, House Bill 2664 which would create "Andrea and Willy's Law"; increasing certain penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs, House Bill 2636 which would exempt information contained in a concealed weapon permit application from the Freedom of Information Act, House Bill 2549 which would relate to the preparation and publication of county financial statements, and House Bill 2931 which relates to adding drugs to the classification of schedule I drugs.

House Bill 2021 on 2nd reading was tabled. 

The House is adjourned until tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.

 

House Health will meet today at 4:30 pm

 

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Political Subdivisions at 8 a.m. in 434M

Judiciary and Government Organization will meet in their respective committee rooms 30 minutes after adjournemnt tomorrow.

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Monday, March 02, 2015 - 07:32 PM

Senate Passes Charter Schools Bill, Completes Action on Senate Bill 508

Following a lengthy debate, Senate Bill 14  passed this evening. The Public Charter Schools Act would allow for charter schools in West Virginia and  develop a framework under which the schools would operate.

Senate Bill 508  also completed legislation after the Senate concurred with House amendments and passed the biill which reorganizes the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority. 

Six bills on first reading advanced to second, including Senate Bill 366 , creating the Patient Protection and Transparency Act. 

The Senate is adjounred until 4 p.m. tomorrow.

The following Senate committees will meet tomorrow:

Transportation at 10 a.m. in 451M.

Judiciary at 10:30 am in 208W.

Health at 1 p.m. in 451M.

Education at 2 p.m. in 451M.

Goverment Organization at 2 p.m. in 208W.

Finance at 3 p.m. in 451M.

 

 

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Monday, March 02, 2015 - 03:08 PM

Houses Passes the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Today the House passed a multitude of bills including House Bill 2496, known as the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. This bill would allow West Virginia patients to seek medical care from doctors outside of the state. Another bill that passed was House Bill 2550. This bill would increase the number of unexcused absences of a student before action may be taken against the parents.

The House recieved a Senate message on Senate Bill 389 to amend to address the governor's veto. The House passed the amended bill and completed legislative action.

Other bills of note that passed were House Bill 2728 and House Bill 2790. HB 2728 relates to risk-based capital reporting for health organizations. HB 2790 relates to minimum responsibility limits of car insurance. Nine other bills were passed by the House.

Twenty eight bills were read for a second time. Among these were House Bill 2999, which relates to neonatal abstinence centers, and House Bill 2840 which would provide an alternative plan to make up for lost days of instruction.

Thirty one bills were read for a first time.

 

The House is adjourned until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow

 

The following committees will meet today:

Judiciary will meet at 1:45 p.m. in Room 410M

Finance will meet at 2:00 p.m. in Room 460M

Government Organization will meet at 2:00 p.m. in Room 215E

 

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Agriculture & Natural Resources will meet at 9:00 a.m. in Room 215E

Political Subdivisions will meet at 1:00 p.m. in Room 434M

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Monday, March 02, 2015 - 01:54 PM

Senate Amends and Passes Senate Bill 357, Recess Until 5 PM

After amending a House amendment, the Senate passed Senate Bill 357 during today’s floor session. SB 357, creating the Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015, now awaits the concurrence of the House to the Senate’s amendment.

Nineteen other bills passed the Senate today including Senate Bills 254 and 578. SB 254 relates to the Fire, EMS, and Law-Enforcement Officer Survivor Benefit Act. SB 578 relates to the authorization of compromise and settlement of occupational disease claims.

Senate Bill 14, creating public charter schools, was deferred until the foot of first reading.

Seven bills on second reading were advanced to third, and three bills on first reading were advanced to second.  

The Senate also adopted Senate Resolution 49, recognizing the 175th year of Bethany College, the oldest institution of higher education in the state.

 

The Senate is in recess until 5 p.m. today.

The following Senate Committees will meet today:

Judiciary at 2:15 in 208W.

 

Finance at 2:30 in 451M.​

 

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Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 05:03 PM

Senate Passes Change to Procedure for Filling U. S. Senate Vancancy

The Senate passed 13 bills during floor session Sunday afternoon, including a measure to change the procedure for filling U. S. Senator vacancies. Senate Bill 548  and the 12 other bills passed today now move on to the House for consideration. The Senate also advanced 18 bills from second to third reading, including Senate Bill 479, which would add additional family court judges in the state. Six bills were read a first time this afternoon.

Senate Bill 14, which creates the Public Charter Schools Act of 2015, was laid over again and is tenatively scheduled to be taken up on Monday.

The Senate has adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Judiciary will meet at 5 p.m. today in 208W

Education will meet at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in 451M



Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 08:32 PM

House Passes Bill Repealing Common Core Standards

During this evening’s floor session, the House Completed legislative action on SB 382, declaring claims against the state, and also passed 13 other bills including HB 2934, which would repeal the Common Core Standards currently implemented in West Virginia schools. The bill now goes to the Senate for further consideration.

 HB 2976, which would expand the eligible master’s and doctoral level programs for which a Nursing Scholarship may be awarded, was also passed during the evening floor session.

The House also read 14 bills for a second time including HB 2485, relating to the West Virginia Future Fund  and read 28 bills for a first time including HB 2515, relating to elk restoration.

The House is adjourned until 11a.m. Monday, March 2.

Government Organization will hold a public hearing Monday at 8 a.m. in the House Chamber regarding Senate Bill 559, relating to social work licensing exemptions.

The following committees will meet Monday, March 2:

Roads and Transportation- 10 a.m.- 215E
Judiciary-30 minutes following floor session-410M
Finance-2 p.m.-460M
Government Organization-2 p.m.- 215E

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 06:07 PM

House Passes Prevailing Wage Bill

Today’s afternoon floor session was a lengthy one as the House debated and voted on  SB 361, which would eliminate the prevailing hourly wage requirement for construction of public improvements.


Under SB 361, Workforce West Virginia, in coordination with the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research and the Center for Business and Economic Research at Marshall University would investigate and determine the prevailing hourly rate of wages in the state. Currently, that duty is in the hands of the West Virginia Division of Labor.

Workforce West Virginia, WVU, and Marshall would be given up until June 1, 2015 to determine the methodology for calculating the prevailing wage rate which Workforce West Virginia would present to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance who would review the methodology further. Then on or before July 1, 2015 the prevailing hourly rate for the remainder of the year would need approved.

The bill also stipulates that on or before September 30, 2018, and in every third year after, Workforce will review the methodology for determining the prevailing wage.

This bill would apply to those public improvements in excess of $500,000 in cost.

A number of lawmakers arose to speak on the bill, both for and against it. After hours of debate the bill passed by a vote of 56-39.

Senate Bill 361 now goes back to the Senate for further consideration.

The House recessed until 6 p.m. before continuing to consider further bills.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 01:11 PM

Senate Passes Amended Storage Tank Act, Lays Over Charter Schools

The Senate completed action on four bills, passed 11 bills on for consideration in the House of Delegates and advanced 13 bills from second to third reading during a morning floor session.

The Senate concurred with the House amendments and completed action on House Bill 2201, which would require the Public Service Commission to adopt certain net metering and interconnection rules and standards. This bill was originally vetoed by the Governor due to technical errors. The Senate also concurred with the House amendments and completed action on Senate Bill 175, which authorizes DHHR  to promulgate legislative rules and Senate Bill 187, which would authorize the Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules. House Bill 2099 also completed. The law would extend the time of meetings of local levying bodies when meetings are delayed.

Senate Bill 389 was one of the 11 bills to pass and move to the House for consideration. The bill, which was recently vetoed by the Governor due to technical errors, relates to the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers license renewals and reinstatements.

Senate Bill 423, the bill to amend the Aboveground Storage Tank Act, was moved to the foot of bills on first reading. Senate Bill 14, which creates the Public Charter Schools Act of 2015, was laid over again and is tenatively scheduled to be taken up on Monday.

The Senate is in recess until 1:30 p.m.

UPDATE:

The Senate met briefly Saturday afternoon to pass Senate Bill 423, which amends the Aboveground Storage Tank Act. The bill now heads to the House for consideration.

The Senate also advanced 18 bills from first to second reading.

The Senate is in recess until tomorrow at 3 p.m.

Judiciary was planning to meet following adjournment in 208W

 

 

 

 



Friday, February 27, 2015 - 03:19 PM

Creating Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015 Passes

The House met today to discuss and later pass Senate Bill 357 which would create the Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015. Two other Senate bills were passed including Senate Bill 175 that would authorize the DHHR promulgate legislative rules and Senate Bill 187 would authorize the Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules.

 

Following a recess, the House continued with the business on the House Special Calendar. Three bills were passed in the evening session including House Bill 2161 which would adopt the Uniform Act on Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking.

Several bills on 2nd Reading were read and advanced to third reading. Senate Bill 361, which would eliminating prevailing hourly wage requirement for construction of public improvements and House Bill 2934, which would repeal the common core standards, were among the bills advanced to third reading.

Fourteen bills on first reading, including House Bill 2485, which relates to the West Virginia Future Fund, were advanced to 2nd Reading.

 

The following committees will meet today:

Finance will meet at 2:15 in 460M

Judiciary will meet at 2:30 p.m. in 410M

Government Organization will meet at 3 p.m. in 215E

Education will meet at 3 p.m. in 434M

Education will meet immediately following the floor session in 434M.

Judiciary will meet 30 minutes following the floor session in 410M.

The following House committees will meet tomorrow:

Judiciarywill meet at 9 a.m. in 410M

Finance will meet at 10:30 a.m. in 460M

The House is adjourned until 1 p.m. tomorrow.


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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 03:01 PM

Senate Passes Firearms Act of 2015

Senate Bill 398 and House Bills 2457 and House Bill 2523 completed legislation today. SB 398, extending expiration date for health care provider tax on eligible acute care hospitals, completed after the Senate concurred and passed House amendments. HB 2457 prohibits the use of the name or likeness of elected or appointed officials on publicly-owned vehicles and HB 2523 creates a special revenue account to offset costs for the West Virginia State Police 100th Anniversary in 2019.
 
The Senate also passed 15 Senate bills during today’s floor session including Senate Bill 347, Senate Bill 393, and Senate Bill 537.
 
Senate Bill 347 creates the Firearms Act of 2015, SB 393 would reform the juvenile justice system in West Virginia and SB 537 would change the mandatory school instructional days to minutes.
 
Twelve bills on second reading were advanced to third, including SB 423 and SB 502 which were advanced after the adoption of amendments.
 
All bills on first reading were considered introduced have been advanced to second reading.
 
The Senate also adopted Senate Resolution 47, creating Multiple Sclerosis Awareness.
 
The Senate is in recess until 5 p.m. today.
 
The following Senate committees will meet today:
Education at 2:30 in 451M.
Government Organization at 2:45 in 208W.
Judiciary at 3:30 in 208W.​
 
UPDATE: 
The Senate reconveined at 5 P.M. today to receive committee reports and Senate Bill 14, the Creating Public Charter Schools Act of 2015, was laid over for a day.
 
The Senate is adjurned untill Saturday at 10 A.M.
 
The Following Committees will meet tomorrow:
Judiciary at 10 A.M. in 208W
Finance at 1 P.M. in 451M
 
 

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 02:03 PM

House Passes Bill Removing Severance Tax on Timber

Today the House of Delegates met to pass 11 bills. Among those, Senate Bill 398 would extend expiration date for health care provider tax on eligible acute care hospitals,House Bill 2103 would relate to generally to boards of examination and registration, House Bill 2268 would remove the severance tax on timber, and House Bill 2462 would relate to certain deposits of tax proceeds. 

Other bill passed included House Bill 2462, which would relate to certain deposits of tax proceeds, House Bill 2571 which would create a fund for pothole repair contributed to by private businesses or entities, House Bill 2652  which would reduce the assessment paid by hospitals to the Health Care Authority andHouse Bill 2657  which would allow members of the Livestock Care Standards Board to be reimbursed for expenses consistent with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture Travel Policy and Procedure.

The House adopted three concurrent resolutions. The resolutions included House Concurrent Resolution 29, House Concurrent Resolution 39 and House Concurrent Resolution 51

Following a recess, the House reconvened to read bills on 2nd and 1st reading. 

One bill, Senate Bill 357, would create a Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015, was read for a second time and advanced to third reading after much discussion and debate regarding amendments. Another 16 bills were read for a first time while House Bill 2881 was recommitted to the Government Organization Committee. All bills can be found on the House Special Calendar.The House also received a veto message regarding two bills, House Bill 2201 and Senate Bill 335. The House amended House Bill 2021 and repassed it sending it to the Senate for their consideration. The House concurred with Senate Amendments on SB 335 and repassed the measure, completing its legislative action and sending it back to the Governor.

Government Organization will hold a public hearing tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. in the House Chamber regarding 2881.

The following House committees will meet today:

Judiciary will meet today at 1:15 p.m. in 410M.

Education Subcommittee B will meet today at 2 p.m. in 434M.

Health and Human Resources will meet today at 3 p.m. in 215E.

Energy will meet today at 3:15 p.m. in 410M.

 

The following House committees will meet tomorrow:

Banking and Insurance will meet tomorrow at 8 a.m. in 215E.

Judiciary will meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. in 410M.

Government Organization will meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. in 215E.

Finance will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in 460M.

 

 

The House is adjourned 11 a.m. tomorrow.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 01:03 PM

Senate Corrects Technical Errors on Senate Bill 335

The Senate amended and repassed Senate Bill 335, creating the Access to Opioid Antagonists Act, during today's floor session. The Governor, who recommended the bill, was forced to veto it due to technical errors. The bill will complete in the House once the House concurs. 

Senate Bill 14, creating the Public Charter Schools Act of 2015, was laid over one day on third reading.

Twelve Senate Bills on second reading were advanced to third, and House Bills 2523 and 2576 were also advanced to third.

Seven bills on first reading were advanced to second. 

All bills on first reading were considered introduced.

The Senate also adopted Senate Resolution 46, recognizing West Virginia and Taiwan’s sister-state relationship.

The Senate is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

The following Senate Committees will meet today:

Health at 1 p.m. in 451M 

Education at 2 p.m. in 451M. UPDATE: 6:15 p.m. in 451M.

Gov Org at 2 p.m. in 208W.

Finance at 2 p.m. in 451M.

Judiciary at 3 p.m. in 208W.​

 

The following Senate committees will meet tomorrow: 

Finance at 9:30 in 451M.

Education at 10 a.m. in 451M.

Government Organization at 2p.m. in 208W.

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 02:10 PM

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Completes Legislative Action

During today’s floor session the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind presented the House of Delegates with a moving performance and then were presented with a citation.

A citation was also presented to the West Virginia Nursing Association.

The House completed legislative action for Senate Bill 238 which will limit certain county board of education liability arising from unorganized recreation.

Nine bills were also passed including House Bill 2440 which would prevent taxpayer subsidization of health insurance covering elective abortions. House Bill 2283 would authorize the Department of Environmental Protection to promulgate legislative rules. House Bill 2627 would provide protection against property crimes committed against coal mines, utilities and other industrial facilities. House Bill 2628 would change the date of filing announcements of candidacies House Bill 2674 would home schooled students eligible for a PROMISE scholarship without taking the GED test. House Bill 2778 would create a State Infrastructure Fund Program. House Bill 2820  would relate to affirmative defenses against mechanics' liens.  

Thirteen bills were read for a second time. 

Five bills were read for a first time. 

The House reconvened at 6 p.m. in order to complete legislative action on House Bill 2568 which will create The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Senate Bill 508 was read for a first time and advanced to second reading.

The House Government Organization Committee will hold a public hearing at 8 a.m. on Friday February 27th in the House Chamber on House Bill 2881 West Virginia Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act.

The following House Committees will meet today:

 

Judiciary will meet immediately following the house adjournment in 410M.

 

Finance will meet at 2 p.m. in 460M.

 

Government Organization will meet immediately following the house adjournment in 215E

 

Education will meet at 3 p.m. in 434M

 

 

 

The following House committees will meet tomorrow:

Judiciary will meet at 9 a.m. in 410M

Finance will meet at 9 a.m. in 460M.

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow. 

 

 

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 01:49 PM

Senate Completes Action on Three Bills, Passes Twenty-Nine Bills

During today's floor session, the Senate completed three House Bills and passed twenty-nine Senate Bills.

House Bills 20252234, and 2669 completed legislative action. HB 2025, prohibiting certain sex offenders from loitering within one thousand feet of a school or child care facility, completed after the Senate adopted a conference report. HB 2234, requiring a court to permit a party in a divorce proceeding to resume using the he or she used prior to the marriage, completed after the Senate receded from their amendments. HB 2669, relating to compulsory tuberculosis, also completed. 

Senate Bills 109 and 484 were two of the bills that passed today. Senate Bill 109 would allow exemptions for certain veteran's organizations in regards to local indoor smoking prohibitions, as well as establish a procedure for other establishments to apply for exemptions. Senate Bill 484 also passed, which would alter the procedure used to remove public officials. 

House Bill 2568, relating to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, passed the Senate but was sent back to the House for a title amendment. 

Senate Bill 14, creating the West Virginia Public Charter School Act, has been advanced from second to third reading.

The Senate also adopted two resolutions. Senate Resolution 44 recognized WV Rosie the Riverter's, Max Marshall, along with Jackson Jones, both veterans who served the nation during WWII. 

The second resolution was SR 45, recognizing West Virginia's Nurses for Unity Day. 

 

The Senate is in recess until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

The following Senate committees will meet today:

Finance at 4:45 p.m. in 451M.

Pensions at 4:30 p.m. in 208W.

Judiciary at 5:30 p.m. in 208W.

 

The following Senate committees will meet tomorrow: 

Finance at 9:30 a.m. in 451M.

Judiciary at 10 a.m. in 208W.

Health at 1 p.m. in 451M.

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