Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/22/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. THIRD READING

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


  • SB 41: Extending time person may be subject to probation (original similar to HB 2607)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 113: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule awarding matching grants for litter control programs (original similar to HB 2229)
  • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act


  • Com. Sub. for SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (original similar to SB 218)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 80: Equalizing criminal penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day
  • SB 164: Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits
  • Com. Sub. for SB 204: Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses (original similar to SB 205)
  • SB 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children (original similar to HB 2420)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (original similar to HB 2580)
  • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    9:30 a.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety

    10 a.m.: Workforce (208W)

  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and benefits (Continued from Wednesday)
  • SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities

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

  • SB 16: Repealing section related to wind power projects (Continued from Tuesday)

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

  • SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting
  • SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act
  • SB 60: Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance

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

  • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers
  • SB 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services
  • SB 235: Relating to motorcycle registration renewal
  • SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board
  • SB 190: Eliminating bidders' preference for in-state vendors on state contracts

    2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • Subcommittee report on SB 18: ACT and ACT Aspire to be used as comprehensive statewide student assessment
  • SB 251: Creating pilot program for school-based mental and behavioral health services for students and families

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Division of Corrections

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • SB 405: Providing WV Attorney General operate vehicles without "state car" plate
  • SB 406: Relating to generic drug products SB 408: Relating to public employees
  • SB 409: Modifying exemptions for consumers sales and service tax
  • SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag
  • SB 411: Relating to prime contractor's responsibility for wages and benefits
  • SB 412: Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements
  • SB 413: Relating to bids on government construction contracts
  • SB 414: [By Request of the Executive] Creating Division of Multimodal Transportation
  • SB 415: [By Request of the Executive] Relating to severance tax on natural gas SB 417: [By Request of the Executive] Removing financial limitations on number of design-build projects undertaken by DOH
  • SB 418: [By Request of the Executive] Relating to Comprehensive Substance Use Reduction Act
  • SB 419: [By Request of the Executive] Creating special revenue fund sources for Division of Labor to meet statutory obligations
  • SB 420: [By Request of the Executive] Relating generally to education
  • SB 421: [By Request of the Executive] Increasing amount of authorized federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which DOH may apply
  • SB 422: Relating to Uniform Controlled Substances Act
  • SB 423: Relating to operation of licensed group homes
  • SB 424: Relating generally to requirements and provisions for notice of requested abortions
  • SB 425: [By Request of the Executive] Relating to responsibilities of Herbert Henderson Office of Inclusion
  • SJR 6: [By Request of the Executive] Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017
  • SCR 20: Curtis 'Pap' and Millie 'Mammie' Asbury Bridge
  • SCR 21: US Army CPL Daniel Frederick Mehringer Memorial Bridge
  • SR 19: Expressing support for confirmation of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to US Supreme Court
  • SR 20: Recognizing WV School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • SR 21: Designating February 23, 2017, as WV Local Foods Day

    Committee Action on Bills from Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Economic Development

  • SB 238: Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 341: Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit
  • Passed; to Finance

    Agriculture and Rural Development

  • SB 27: Permitting sale of home-based, micro-processed foods at farmers markets
  • Bill is laid over until next meeting


  • SB 321: Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 354: Relating to municipalities' policemen and firemen pension plans
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 355: Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits from plans administered by the CPRB
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 371: Requiring CPRB adopt smoothing method regarding gains and losses on Teachers Retirement System Fund Assets
  • Passed; to Finance


  • Com. Sub for S.B. 125: Authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate legislative rules. (Bundle 5 – Includes SB 118: DHHR rule relating to expedited partner therapy; SB 119: DHHR rule relating to clinical laboratory technician and technologist licensure and certification; SB 120: DHHR rule relating to clandestine drug laboratory remediation; 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; SB 123: Health Care Authority rule relating to exemption from certificate of need; SB 124: Health Care Authority rule relating to Rural Health Systems Grant Program; SB 125: Health Care Authority rule relating to Hospital Assistance Grant Program; SB 126: Health Care Authority rule relating to certificate of need)
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • ORG 1: Repealing a Division of Natural Resources legislative rule
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 214: Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (21)

  • SB 116: Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction rule relating to law-enforcement training and certification standards (House Government Organization)
  • SB 127: Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 134: Authorizing Bureau of Commerce 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 (House Government Organization)
  • 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 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 202: Relating to pawnbrokers generally (House Judiciary)
  • SB 215: Allowing county commissions authority to amend proposed rates, fees and charges proposed by public service districts (House Political Subdivisions)
  • SB 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (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 242: Relating to school calendars (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 247: Authorizing prosecuting attorney designate and deliver grand jury records for investigative purposes (House Judiciary)
  • SB 248: Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations (House Judiciary)
  • SB 249: Relating to information required in abstract of judgment (House Judiciary)

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