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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 01:54 PM

Senate Bill 8 Passed and Reported to House

Senate Bill 8 was passed during todays floor session. It would Provide for DOH performance and efficiency audit. SB 237 and SB 341 were both advanced to second reading. SB 237 would regulate captive cervid farming as an agricultural enterprise in this state and SB 341would update terms in Corporation Net Income Tax Act.

Senate Resolution 17 was aslo adopted, recognizing January 28, 2015 as Kids at Risk Day. 

The following committees will meet today:

Natural Resourse at 2 P.M. in 451M

Finance at 3 in 451M

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Finance at 9:30 A.M. in 451M

Judiciary at 10 A.M. in 208W

Judiciary at 3 P.M. in 208W

 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 01:49 PM

Two bills completed legislative action today in the House. The first was Senate Bill 280, which will allow the transfer of work well permits when those work wells are purchased. The bill was immediately taken up for consideration and the constitutional amendment requiring the bill to be read on three seperate days was suspended.  It was passed and put into effect.

The second bill to complete legislative action was House Bill 2001. This will repeal the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfoilio Act. The bill took effect today with a vote of 92 for and 4 against.

Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 2138 were both read for a second time. Senate Bill 3 relates to real property possesor's liability for trespasser harm and House Bill 2138 would add airstrip operations on private farms to the list of recrecreational activities.

House Bill 2053 and 2227 were both read for the first time.

House Bill 2444 was introduced to the floor today. This bill would provide for the assignment of economic development office representatives to serve as advisers for small buisnesses. This will be moved to the Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.

There will be a public hearing at 5:00pm in the House Chamber today. It will concern charter schools.

 

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

 

The following committees will meet today:

Veterans Affairs & Homeland Security will meet at 1:00pm in Room 434M

Judiciary will meet at 2:00pm in Room 410M

 

Finance will meet at 2:00pm in Room 460M

Education will meet at 3:00pm in Room 434M

 

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

 

Small Buisness, Entrepreneurship, & Economic Development will meet at 9:00am in Room 215E

Banking & Insurance will meet at 9:00am in Room 434M

Pensions & Retirement will meet at 9:00am in Room 460M

Senior Issues will meet at 1:00pm in Room 434M

Health & Human Resources will meet at 3:00pm inm Room 215E

 

 

 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 04:41 PM

Legislature Acknowledges Higher Education Day

The Legislature recognized West Virginia's colleges, universities, and postsecondary opportunities today for the annual Higher Education Day. 

Schools such as West Virginia University, Marshall University, West Virginia Wesleyan College, and many other public and independent colleges and universities gathered together to distribute information on their school's widespread opportunities. Representatives from the schools were available to answer questions for potential students.

In addition to organizing displays, the higher education community was recognized and presented resolutions by the Senate and the House during the morning floor sessions. 

The event was hosted by Dr. Paul Hill, Chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission; James Skidmore, Chancellor of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia; and Ben Exley, Executive Director of West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities. 



Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 03:26 PM

House Passes HB 2002

Today, the House passed House Bill 2002. This bill would change predicating actions for damages to be based upon principles of comparative fault. The bill passed with a count of 74 ayes and 25 nays with one excused vote.

The Committee on Education reported House Bill 2005 and House Bill 2160. Both of these bills were moved to the Committee on Finance.

House Bill 2383 was also introduced. This bill would freeze the premiums of employees of the Public Employees Insurance Agency for three years. The bill was referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

The Committee on Education will host a public hearing on charter schools at 5pm on Janurary 28th. This will take place in the House Chamber.

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

 

The following committees will meet today:

Health & Human Resources will meet at 3:00pm in Room 215E

Energy will meet at 3:15pm in Room 410M

 

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Government Organization will meet at 9:00am in Room 215E

Education will meet at 3:00pm in Room 434M

Judiciary will meet at 9:30am in Room 410M

Finance will meet at 9:00am and 2:00pm in Room 460M

Veterans Affairs & Homeland Security will meet at 1:00pm in Room 434M

 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 03:18 PM

Repeal of Renewable Energy Portfolio Act Nears Completion

The Senate passed House Bill 2001 during today's floor session with an amended effective date. The bill will repeal portions of the Renewable Energy Portoflio Act. The effective date will need approved by the House prior to completing legislative action.

SB 13 was also passed. it would permanently reinstate the open and obvious doctrine for premises liability law.

Senate Resolution 14 was adopted, recognizing January 27 as Randolph County Day. Pictured are students from Hyland Adventist School in Randolph County. 

Senate Bills 314-340 were also introduced in the session. 

 

The following committees will meet today:

Health and Human Resources at 1 P.M. in 451M

Education at 2 P.M. in 451M

Govornment Organizations at 2 P.M. in 208W

Finance at 3 P.M. in 208W

Judiciary at 3 P.M. in 451M

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 02:54 PM

House Bill 2002 is Read Second Time, House Bill 2365 is Introduced

Today, the House read House Bill 2002 for a second time. This bill relates to predicating actions for damages based upon the liability princiiples of comparative fault.

House Bill 2365 was also introduced. This bill relates to voting procedures. It is being referred to the House Committee on Finance.

Multiple bills were reported from committees and moved to other committees. House Bill 2187, which would encourage public officials to display the national motto on public property, was moved from the House Committee on Government Organization to the House Committee on Finance. House Bill 2121, which would create a policy for formal recognition of Indian tribes, was moved from the House Committee on Government Organization to the House Committee on Judiciary.

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

 

 

 

 

The following committees will meet today:

Roads & Transportation will meet at 1pm in Room 215E

Judiciary will meet at 2pm in Room 410M

Finance will meet at 2pm in Room 460M

Government Organization will meet at 2pm in Room 215E

Education will meet at 3pm in 434M

 

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Industry & Labor will meet at 9am in Room 215E

Agriculture & Natural Resources will meet at 10am in Room 215E

Political Subdivisions will meet at 1pm in Room 434M

Energy will meet at 2pm in Room 410M

Health and Human Resources will meet at 3pm in Room 215E

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 01:01 PM

Senate Passes Senate Bill 43, Limiting Statute of Limitations

 Senate Bill 43 was passed and would limit the tolling of the statute of limitations with regard to third-party complaints within a civil action be filed within a reasonable time.

Two bills, Senate Bill 13 and House Bill 2001, were advanced to third reading. SB 13 would  permanently reinstate the open and obvious doctrine for premises liability law. HB 2001 would Repeal portions of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act. Also, SB 8 was advanced to second reading and would Provid for DOH performance and efficiency audit.

 

The following committiees will meet today:

Agriculture at 1 P.M. in 451M

Finance at 3 P.M. in 451M

Judiciary at 3 P.M. in 208W

 

The Followimg committies will meet tomorrow:

Labor at 10 A.M. in 208W

Transportation at 10 A.M. in 451M

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:55 PM

House Passes House Bill 2025 and House Bill 2201

The House of Delegates passed two bills during the session today. House Bill 2025, would forbid certain sex offenders from loitering within 1,000 feet of a child-care facility or school, passed following some small discussion. The bill passed with 99 ayes and 1 absent voter.

House Bill 2201 passed after two amendments were adopted. The bill would requires the Public Service Commission to introduce new standards and rules relation to net metering and interconnection.

House Bill 2002 was read for the first time. The bill addresses predicating actions in relation to joint and comparative fault.

 

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

 

The following committees will meet today:

Judiciary will meet at 1pm in Room 410M

 

The following committees will meet Monday:

Education will meet at 3pm in Room 434M

Government Organization will meet at 2pm in Room 215E

Judiciary will meet at 9am in Room 410M

Roads & Transportation will meet at 1pm in Room 215E

 

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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:54 PM

Senate Passes Senate Bill 280 and Senate Bill 12

The Senate passed two bills during today's floor session. SB 280 was passed in one day after the suspension of rules that the bill be read on three separate days. The bill allows the transfer of well work permits.

The second bill passed was SB 12. The bill requires employers to pay outstanding wages of separated employees.

Both SB 43 and SB 13 were advanced to further readings. SB 43 was advanced to third reading and limits tolling of statute of limitations for third-party complaints. SB 13 was advanced to second reading and allows reinstating open and obvious doctrine for premises liability.

Seven bills were referred to their respective committes and SB 286-297 were also introduced.

The following committees will meet on Monday, January 26, 2015:

Agriculture at 1 p.m. in 451M

Banking and Insurance at 2 p.m. in 208W

 

The Senate is adjourned until Monday, January 26, 2015.

 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 02:14 PM

House Repeals the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act

Today the House passed House Bill 2001 following debate from members of the House. The bill passed with 95 ayes, 4 nays, and with 1 not voting. The bill will repeal the majority of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act, leaving a small section relating to net metering.

Two bills were also on second reading. House Bill 2025, which would prohibit certain sex offenders from loitering within 1,000 feet of a school or child-care facility was amended by John Shott (R-Mercer). The amendment aimed to strengthen the language of the bill and was passed by unanimous voice vote. It will be moved to third reading.

House Bill 2201 was also moved to third reading. This bill would require the Public Service Commission to adopt certain net metering rules and interconnection rules and standards.

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

 

The following House committees will meet today:

Health & Human Resources will meet at 2pm in Room 215E 

Energy will meet at 2pm in 410M

Senior Issues will meet at 1pm in 434M

 

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Finance will meet at 9am in 460M

Government Organization will meet at 9am in 215E

Judiciary will meet at 9am in 410M

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 01:17 PM

Senate Advances Two Bills to Second and Third Reading

 

In today's floor session, 15 bills were reported by their respective committees. Bills 282-285 were also introduced and two bills were advanced to further readings.

SB 12 was advanced to third reading. The purpose of this bill is to require employers to pay outstanding wages of separated employees. 

SB 43 was advanced to second reading. This bill limits the tolling of the statute of limitations with regard to third-party complaints.

The following Committees will meet today:

Education at 2pm in 451M

Government Organization at 2p.m. in 208W 

Finance at 3 p.m. in 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. in 208W

 

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

 



Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 01:15 PM

HB 2001 on 2nd Reading, HB 2201 and 2025 on 1st Reading

Today, during the House floor session, 38 new bills were introduced while one bill was on second reading and two bills were on their first readings. 

House Bill 2001 was read for a second time. This bill would repeal portions of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act. 

House Bill 2201 which would require the Public Service Commission to adopt certain net metering and interconnection rules and standards as well as House Bill 2025 which would prohibit certain sex offenders from loitering within one thousand feet of a school or child care facility were both read a first time.

The House Judiciary Committee will host a public hearing today at 2 p.m. in the House of Delegates Chamber to discuss House Bill 2011. This bill relates to disbursements from the Workers' Compensation Fund where an injury is self-inflicted or intentionally caused by the employer.

The Public Hearing scheduled for tomorrow at 3pm in the House of Delegates Chamber regarding HB 2006 has been postponed till further notice

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

 

The following House committees will meet today:

Government Organization will meet today at 2 pm in 215E

Finance will meet today 2 and 3 pm for Budget Hearings

Judiciary will meet today, following the public hearing in the House Chamber which takes place at 2pm

Education will meet today at 3 pm in 434M

Health will meet at 2pm in Room 215E

 

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Pensions and Retirement will meet tomorrow at 9 am in 460M

Small Business Entrepreneurship and Economic Development will meet tomorrow at 9 am in 215E

Banking and Insurance will meet tomorrow at 10:00 am in 215E

Senior Issues will meet tomorrow at 1 pm in 434M

Health will meet tomorrow at 2 pm in 215E

Energy will meet tomorrow at 2 pm in 410M

 

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 01:14 PM

Senate Passes Two Bills, Repeals Alternative and Renewable Portfolio Act.

The Senate Passed its first two bills during today's chamber session. Senate Bill 1 repeals portions of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act but keeps net metering for customer generators in the legislation. This allows private citizens and businesses that have invested in renewable energy to benefit.  

Senate Bill 3 will codify existing common law in West Virginia as it relates to the duty of care possessors of property owe trespassers.

The Senate also adopted resolution 9 acknowledging Disability Advicocy Day. 

 

The folling committees will meet today:

Economy at 1 p.m. in 451M

Energy at 1 p.m. in 208W

Natural Resources at 2 p.m. in 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. in 208W

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Finance at 9 a.m. in 451M

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 01:15 PM

Senate Advances Two Bills to Third Reading

The Senate advanced two bills to third reading during todays chamber session. Senate Bill 1, which was advanced with the right to amend, would repeal the article and all sections of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act. Senate Bill 3 would codify existing common law in West Virginia as it relates to the duty of care possessors of property owe trespassers.

The following committees will meet today:

Education at 2 p.m. in 451M

Finance at 3 p.m. in 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. in 208W

Health at 1 p.m. in 451M

 

The folling committees will meet tomorrow:

Interstate Cooperation at 10 a.m. in 208W

Militrary at 10 a.m. in 451M

 

 

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:25 PM

The House Introduces 63 Bills, HB 2001 Is Read For A First Time

Today, the House of Delegates introduced 63 bills and read House Bill 2001 for a first time and  advanced it to a second reading. This bill would repeal portions of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act . 

The House Judiciary Committee will host a public hearing tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the House of Delegates Chamber to discuss House Bill 2011. This bill relates to disbursements from the Workers' Compensation Fund where an injury is self inflicted or intentionally caused by the employer

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

The following House committees will meet today:

Political Subdivisions will meet 1 pm in Room 434M

Health will meet at 2pm in Room 215E

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Judiciary will meet tomorrow at 10 am in 410M

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 01:03 PM

Judiciary Committee Reports HB 2001 During Floor Session

During Monday's floor session House Bill 2001 was reported to the floor from the Judiciary Committee. The bill would Repeal the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act.

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

 

The following committees will meet today:

Finance will hold Budget Hearings at 1 pm and 2 pm in Room 460M

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

Education will meet at 3 p.m. in 451M

 

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

Industry and Labor will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 215E

Agriculture and Natural Resources will meet at 10 a.m. in Room 215E

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Senate Meets for First Reading of Senate Bill 1

Today in the West Virginia State Seante met and discussed Senate Bill 1.  The bill would  repeal the article and all sections of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act in West Virginia State Code. The bill was read a first time and advanced to second reading. 

The following Senate Committies will meet today, January 19, 2015:

Finance at 3 p.m. in 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. in 208W

The following senate Committies will meet tomorrow, January, 20, 2015:

Labor at 10 a.m. in 208W

 

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Friday, January 16, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Senate Honors West Virginia Music Hall of Fame Inductee Butch Miles

The West Virginia State Senate adopted three Senate Resolutions during today's floor session. Of the three, SR 8 honored jazz drummer Butch Miles, a WV native and member of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. Senate Bills 3 and 171-177 were reported from their respective committees and Senate Bills 237-251 were introduced. SB 243 was one of the introduced bills which relates to school nutrition standards during state of emergency and preparedness. 

 

The following Senate committees will meet on Monday, January 19, 2015:

Energy at 10 a.m. 208W

Agriculture at 1 p.m. in 451M

Finance at 3 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Banking & Insurance at 2 p.m. in 208W 

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11 a.m.

 

 

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Friday, January 16, 2015 - 11:21 AM

House Bill 2001 Reported From First Committee

Today the House of Delegates convened shortly to report House Bill 2001 from the House Energy Committee to the House Judiciary Committee. The bill would repeal the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act.

The House is adjourned until 11:00 a.m Monday, January 19th, 2015

The Following House Committees will meet Today:

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

The Following House Committees will meet Monday:

Judiciary will meet Monday, January 19th at 9 a.m. in Room 410M.

 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 01:15 PM

Senate Celebrates Mon County Day, Introduces Three Bills

The West Virginia State Senate adopted two new resolutions during today's floor session. SR 5 celebrates Monongalia County and SR 6 honors Doris Marks, a long standing political activist, on Mineral County Day. Three bills were also introduced, including Senate Bill 235, which creates the Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreation Authority Fund.

 

 

The following Senate committees will meet today:

Energy at 1 p.m. in 208W

Health and Human Resources at 1 p.m. 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

The Senate will reconvene tomorrow at 10 a.m.

 

 

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