Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/23/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • 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


  • Eng. SB 41: Extending time person may be subject to probation (original similar to HB2607)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 113: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2229)
  • Eng. SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting (original similar to HB2696)


  • 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 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act
  • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections


  • Com. Sub. for SB 125: Authorizing Health Care Authority promulgate rule relating to hospital assistance grant program (original similar to HB 2261)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 214: Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act
  • SB 321: Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB (original similar to HB 2604)
  • SB 426: Repealing DNR legislative rule on litter control grant program

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    10 a.m.: Confirmations (208W)

  • Interview: For Executive Director, School Building Authority, Frank Blackwell, to serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor
  • Interview: For Director, West Virginia Lottery, Alan Larrick, to serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor
  • Interview: For Commissioner, Division of Labor, David W. Mullins, to serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor

    1 p.m.: Select Committee on Tax Reform (451M)

  • SB 335: Repealing consumers sales and service tax, use tax and personal income tax

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Friday, February 24, 2017

  • SB 427: Relating to special revenue funds administered by DEP
  • SB 428: Relating to the partial filling of prescriptions
  • SB 429: Eliminating need for court order prior to receiving records or copies of inmate communications
  • SB 430: Relating to hospital open meetings
  • SB 431: Providing ratio of pupils to licensed school psychologist
  • SB 432: Requiring proficiency in civics as condition of receiving high school diploma
  • SB 433: Permitting counties increase excise tax on privilege of transferring real property
  • SB 434: Relating to WV Insurance Guaranty Association Act
  • SB 435: Relating to Youth Mental Health Protection Act
  • SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General’s office carry firearms
  • SB 437: Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund
  • SB 438: Relating generally to the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act
  • SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal actions at Salem Correctional Center
  • SB 440: Relating to use of Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Funds
  • SB 441: Establishing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program
  • SCR 22: Walter E. Swiger Memorial Bridge

    Committee Action on Bills from Thursday, February 23, 2017


  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and benefits
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    Energy, Industry and Mining

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

    Health and Human Resources

  • SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 60: Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

    Government Organization

  • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 235: Relating to motorcycle registration renewal
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 190: Eliminating bidders' preference for in-state vendors on state contracts
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • Subcommittee report on SB 18: ACT and ACT Aspire to be used as comprehensive statewide student assessment
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 251: Creating pilot program for school-based mental and behavioral health services for students and families
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting


  • SB 225: Allowing magistrates to conduct proceeding for temporary emergency protective order dealing with temporary custody by family court
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 5: Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 257: Relating to Civil Air Patrol leave and protection of employees performing missions
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 261: Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 345: Allowing hunting and trapping on Sundays
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Friday, February 24, 2017 (23)

  • 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 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (House Health & Human Resources)
  • 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 Judiciary)
  • 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 240: Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual images (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 242: Relating to school calendars (Pending House Education)
  • 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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