Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/20/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 134: Authorizing Bureau of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2231)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 202: Relating to pawnbrokers generally (original similar to HB 2452)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 249: Relating to information required in abstract of judgment


  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (original similar to HB 2460)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (original similar to HB 2435, HB 2582)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 242: Relating to school calendars (original similar to HB 2412, HB 2584)
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act


  • Com. Sub. for SB 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities
  • Com. Sub. for SB 240: Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual images

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    10 a.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure (451M)

  • Report from Subcommittee on SB 210
  • SB 210: Providing for fair distribution of costs for county development by authorizing assessment and collection of fees
  • SB 10: Relating generally to CDLs
  • SB 164: Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits
  • SB 173: Relating to Autocycles
  • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel

    10 a.m.: Military (208W)

  • SB 209: Defining term "veteran" as it relates to veteran-owned business
  • SB 257: Relating to Civil Air Patrol leave and protection of employees performing missions
  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General

    1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources (451M)

  • SB 121: DHHR rule relating to medication-assisted opioid treatment programs.
  • SB 122: DHHR rule relating to medication-assisted treatment, office-based medication-assisted treatment.

    1 p.m.: Energy, Industry and Mining (208W)

  • SB 16: Repealing section related to wind power projects
  • SB 42: Allowing certain construction for oil and gas activities pursuant to stormwater permit
  • SB 43: Restricting oil and gas conversation commission authority to regulate setback and spacing between deep wells

    2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 18: Requiring ACT and ACT Aspire to be used as comprehensive statewide student assessment
  • SB 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children

    2 p.m.: Government Organization (208W)

  • SB 204: Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses
  • SB 205: Providing deputy shall continue to discharge duties of any principal until successor is elected or appointed
  • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections
  • SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Education Budget Hearing: West Virginia School Building Authority

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • SB 357: Exempting certain persons from fees for hunting, fishing and trapping licenses
  • SB 358: Allowing timeshare entity to foreclose upon its statutory lien
  • SB 359: Allowing exemptions from mandated immunizations
  • SB 360: Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management
  • SB 361: Allowing exemptions from certificate of need to develop and operate nursing home in county without skilled nursing facility
  • SB 362: [By Request of the Executive] Authorizing redirection of certain amounts to General Revenue Fund
  • SB 363: [By Request of the Executive] Updating meaning of federal taxable income
  • SB 364: [By Request of the Executive] Incorporating changes to Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement
  • SB 365: [By Request of the Executive] Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund
  • SB 366: [By Request of the Executive] Creating West Virginia Second Chance Act
  • SB 367: [By Request of the Executive] Creating Fleet Management Office
  • SB 368: [By Request of the Executive] Updating WV personal income tax terms
  • SB 369: Permitting surface owners purchase mineral interests when interest becomes tax lien
  • SB 370: Requiring payment of funds due in partition suits of oil and gas interests
  • SB 371: Requiring CPRB adopt smoothing method regarding gains and losses on Teachers Retirement System Fund assets
  • SB 372: Prohibiting request of employee wage verification
  • SB 373: Authorizing medical power of attorney sign binding arbitration agreement with nursing home or assisted living facility
  • SB 374: Relating to computing retirement benefits for certain members of Legislature
  • SB 375: Relating to rate and measure of severance taxes on certain natural resources
  • SB 376: Requiring certain persons comply with registration requirements of Sex Offender Registration Act
  • SB 377: Creating fixed income credit for low income senior citizens
  • SB 378: Creating earned income tax credit for low income workers
  • SB 379: Excluding certain manufacturers and motor vehicles under law regulating motor vehicle dealers, distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers
  • SB 380: Creating 2-year pilot program to allow all-terrain or recreational vehicles in Cabwaylingo State Forest
  • SB 381: Relating to Parkways Authority maintaining status quo
  • SB 382: Allowing automobile auctions obtain abandoned vehicles' titles
  • SB 383: Prohibiting local government entities from setting prevailing wages
  • SB 384: Relating to definition of "managed timberland"
  • SB 385: Relating to tax on bottled soft drinks
  • SB 386: Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act
  • SCR 18: US Marine CPL Walter Vincent Filipek Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 19: Blue Demon Bridge
  • SR 17: Designating February 21, 2017, as Celebrating Children and Families day

    Committee Action on Bills from Monday, February 20, 2017

    10:30 a.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee

  • SB 210: Providing for fair distribution of costs for county development by authorizing assessment and collection of fees
  • Reported to full committee for consideration

    1 p.m.: Natural Resources

  • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting
  • Passed; be reported to the floor

  • SB 345: Allowing hunting and trapping on Sundays
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W

  • Com. Sub. for SB 113: Authorizing the Department of Environmental Protection to promulgate legislative rules. (Bundle 3 – Includes SB 105: Alternative emission limitations during startup, shutdown and maintenance operations; SB 106: Permits for Construction, Modification, Relocation and Operation of Stationary Sources of Air Pollutants, Notification Requirements, Administrative Updates, Temporary Permits, General Permits, Permission to Commence Construction and Procedures for Evaluation; SB 107: Permits for Construction and Major Modification of Major Stationary Sources for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration of Air Quality; SB 108: Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources; SB 109: Control of Air Pollution from Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities; SB 110: Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; SB 111: Ambient Air Quality Standards; SB 112: Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Rule; SB 113: Awarding of Matching Grants for Local Litter Control Programs)
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 41: Extending time person may be subject to probation
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Monday, February 20, 2017 (15)

  • SB 116: Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction rule relating to law-enforcement training and certification standards (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 127: Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 151: Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 169: Repealing article providing assistance to Korea and Vietnam veterans exposed to certain chemical defoliants (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 170: Repealing state hemophilia program (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 171: Repealing Programs of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 172: Eliminating salary for Water Development Authority board members (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 174: Exempting transportation of household goods from PSC jurisdiction (House Government Organization)
  • SB 176: Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetes (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 215: Allowing county commissions authority to amend proposed rates, fees and charges proposed by public service districts (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 230: Relating to certain WV officials carrying concealed firearm nationwide (House Judiciary)
  • SB 233: Excluding from protection oral communications uttered in child care center under Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 237: Repealing obsolete rules of Department of Revenue (House Judiciary)
  • SB 247: Authorizing prosecuting attorney designate and deliver grand jury records for investigative purposes (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 248: Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations (Pending House introduction)

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