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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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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:46 PM

House Meets on Day Two, Introduces 25 Bills

The House of Delegates briefly met today to introduce 25 bills and announce committee meetings.  One introduced bill, House Bill 2080, would reallocate and dedicate up to $30 million to the natural gas and oil severance tax revenues annually to the natural gas and oil-producing counties of origin. 

The House also adopted SCR 1, which authorizes the payment of supplies, services, printing and other expenses.

The House is adjourned until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow

The Following House Committees will meet today:

Senior Issues at 1 p.m. in Room 434M.

Pensions and Retirement at 1:30 p.m. in Room 215E.

Energy at 2:15 in Room 410M.

Health and Human Resources at 4 p.m. in Room 215E.

The Following House Committees will meet tomorrow:

Education at 8:30 a.m. in 434M

Judiciary at 9 a.m. in 410M

Government Organization at 9 a.m. in 215E

 

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 08:32 PM

Legislature Convenes To Hear The State Of The State Address

 

The House and Senate reconvened at 7:00 P.M. today in the House Chamber for the Governor's State of the State Address.

The Senate and the House met following the address to introduce the proposed budget bill.  

The House and Senate will both reconvene tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 04:50 PM

Senate Begins 2015 Session, Elects Bill Cole Senate President

The West Virginia Senate convened the First Regular Session of the 82nd Legislature today at Noon.

Senator Donna Boley (R-Pleasants) presided over the beginning of the organizational session as the Senate's longest-serving member. In doing so, she became the first woman in history to preside over the Senate.

Following the presentation of election results by the Secretary of State and the swearing in of newly elected members, the Senate elected Bill Cole (R-Mercer) Senate President.

Former Senator Clark Barnes was elected Senate Clerk and immediately resigned his Senate seat after votes were tallied. Howard Wellman and Tony Gallo were re-elected to their respective positions as Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper.

The Senate also adopted several resolutions relating to the Senate Rules and other organizational matters. The afternoon floor session concluded with the introduction of 232 bills that were then referred to various committees.

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

 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 04:26 PM

House Of Delegates Convene 2015 Regular Session

The House of Delegates met today for the first day of the 2015 Regular Session in order to organize, elect officers, adopt resolution governing the rules of the House of Delegates and introduce bills.

Following nominations, members elected Delegate Tim Armstead (R-Kanawha) as the Speaker of the House for the 82nd West Virginia Legislature. Following the electioin of the Speaker, Steve Harrison was elected House Clerk, Marshall Clay was elected House Sergeant at Arms and, Frank Larese was elected House Doorkeeper. 

The House also adopted several resolution relating to the House Rules, the publishing of the Legislative Manual and other ceremonial resolutions.

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

The following House committees will meet today:

Judiciary at 4 in Room 410M.

Veterans at 4:30 pm in Room 434M

Government Organization at 5 pm in Room 215E.

The Following House committees will meet tomorrow:

Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at 8:30 a.m in Room 460M.

Banking and Insurance at 10:30 a.m. in Room 460M.

Health and Human Resources at 4 p.m. in Room 215E.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 04:14 PM

Representatives Sworn In During Interim Meetings

During Monday Interim Meetings of the West Virginia Legislature, West Virginia State Senator Mike Romano (D- Harrison) took his oath of office in a brief ceremony in the Senate Chamber. West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis administered the oath to Romano. Earlier, House Clerk Bo Hoover administered the oath to both Delegate Linda Phillips (D - Wyoming) and Ricky Moye (D - Raleigh) in the House Chamber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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