Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/26/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 22: Walter E. Swiger Memorial Bridge


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 80: Equalizing criminal penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day
  • Eng. SB 164: Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits
  • Eng. 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)
  • Eng. SB 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children (original similar to HB 2420)
  • Eng. SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act
  • Eng. SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections


  • Com. Sub. for SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (original similar to SB 218)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 125: Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2261)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 214: Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (original similar to HB2580)
  • 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


  • Com. Sub. for SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (original similar to HB 2692)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 5: Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases
  • Com. Sub. for SB 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services
  • Com. Sub. for SB 225: Allowing magistrates to conduct proceeding for temporary emergency protective order dealing with temporary custody by family court
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 257: Relating to Civil Air Patrol leave and protection of employees performing missions (original similar to SB 280)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 261: Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor
  • Com. Sub. for SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 345: Allowing hunting and trapping on Sundays
  • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers
  • Com. Sub. for SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    10 a.m.: Select Committee on Tax Reform (451M)

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

    1 p.m.: Natural Resources (208W)

  • SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag
  • SB 28: Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authorities

    2 p.m.: Banking and Insurance (451M)

  • SB 344: Relating to application of payments on consumer credit sales and loans

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 212: Removing DMV from administering license suspension and revocation in cases of individuals charged with DUI
  • HB 2318: Relating generally to human trafficking
  • SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal actions at Salem Correctional Center

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Revenue (Tax, ABCA, Banking, Insurance, Municipal Bond, Racing, Athletic Commission, Budget, Tax Appeals)
  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Lottery Commission

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Monday, February 27, 2017

  • SB 442: Relating generally to crimes against persons (Weld; Judiciary)
  • SB 443: Establishing Adult Drug Court Participation Fund (Trump, Weld, Miller, Gaunch; Finance)
  • SB 444: Establishing Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund (Trump, Weld, Miller and Gaunch; Finance)
  • SB 445: Amending definition of "abused child" (Trump, Miller; Judiciary)
  • SB 446: [By Request of the Executive] Authorizing Governor issue executive orders to furlough state employees (Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 447: Prohibiting retailers from selling or leasing products without operating digital blocking capability (Rucker, Azinger, Cline, Gaunch, Karnes, Maynard, Smith, Swope; Judiciary)
  • SB 448: Continuing eligibility for developmental disability services to dependents of military service members (Romano, Facemire, Jeffries, Karnes, Miller, Ojeda; Military then Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 449: Relating to apportionment of compensation to members of Legislature (Gaunch; Gov Org)
  • SB 450: Relating to class action safeguards (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 451: Relating to venue in WV courts as applies to nonresidents (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 452: Creating WV Earned Income Tax Credit (Miller, Facemire, Jeffries, Ojeda, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Woelfel; Tax Reform then Finance)
  • SB 453: Adding classification and base salaries of certain civilian employees of WV State Police Forensic Laboratory (Boley; Gov Org then Finance)
  • SB 454: Clarifying only civil actions with amounts exceeding $10,000 be held in circuit court (Trump, Weld, Miller, Gaunch; Judiciary)
  • SB 455: Removing archaic language regarding commitment orders of sentenced persons (Trump, Weld, Miller, Gaunch; Judiciary)
  • SB 456: Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases (Trump, Weld, Miller Gaunch; Judiciary)
  • SB 457: Eliminating WV Health Care Authority (Ferns; Health and Human Resources then Finance)
  • SCR 23: Johnny O'Dell Linville Memorial Bridge (Maynard)
  • SR 22: Congratulating Cabell Midland golf team on winning 2016 Class AAA golf tournament (Plymale, Woelfel)

    Committee Action on Bills from Friday, February 24, 2017

  • None

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Friday, February 24, 2017 (26)

  • SB 41: Extending time person may be subject to probation (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 113: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule awarding matching grants for litter control programs (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 Finance)
  • SB 170: Repealing state hemophilia program (House Finance)
  • SB 171: Repealing Programs of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (House Finance)
  • 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 Government Organization)
  • 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 (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 (House Judiciary)
  • SB 242: Relating to school calendars (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)
  • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting (Pending House introduction)

    ** Committee times and agendas are subject to change **

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