Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/28/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 22nd Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 24: US Army PFC Joe Messe, Sr., Memorial Bridge


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (original similar to HB 2692)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 5: Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (original similar to SB 218)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services
  • Eng. 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 SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (With right to amend) (original similar to HB 2580)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 261: Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 345: Allowing hunting and trapping on Sundays
  • Eng. SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act (original similar to HB 2753)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing
  • Com. Sub. for SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag
  • Com. Sub. for SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal actions at Salem Correctional Center

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    1 p.m.: Economic Development (208W)

  • SB 61: Providing consumers sales and service tax and use tax exemption for certain services and tangible personal Property sold for repair, remodeling and maintenance of aircraft
  • SB 76: Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act

    2 p.m.: Agriculture (208W)

  • SB 27: Permitting sale of home-based, micro-processed foods at farmers markets
  • SB 283: Creating Food Production Act (discussion of bill only)

    2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • SB 392: Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System
  • SB 393: Relating to administration of municipal pensions

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • TBA

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Veterans’ Assistance

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • SB 485: Relating to expansion of broadband service (FN) (Smith, Cline, Ferns, Mann, Maynard, Ojeda, Rucker, Sypolt; Economic Development then Finance)
  • SB 486: Relating to health care provider taxes (Takubo; Health & Human Resources then Finance)
  • SB 487: Providing tax credit to eligible caregivers for modifications to homes (FN) (Gaunch; Finance)
  • SB 488: Relating to Office of Emergency Services (Blair; Gov Org then Finance)
  • SB 489: Relating to commencement of civil actions in magistrate court (Azinger, Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 490: Clarifying standard of liability for officers of corporation (Azinger, Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 491: Relating to county litter control officers (Trump; Gov Org)
  • SB 492: Relating to court participation in drug court program (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 493: Providing increase in compensation for conservation officers (Mann; Natural Resources then Finance)
  • SB 494: Relating to runoff elections for judicial offices (FN) (President Carmichael; Judiciary)
  • SCR 25: Jeffrey Alan Clovis Memorial Bridge (Beach, Clements)
  • SCR 26: US Marine Corps SSG Beecher J. Rhoades Memorial Bridge (Romano, Facemire)
  • SR 26: Recognizing Holly Boggs on winning 2016 Earle S. Dillard Insurance Agent of the Year (Miller)
  • SR 27: Designating March 1, 2017, as Cancer Survivorship Day in WV (Gaunch)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Transportation and Infrastructure

  • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 343: Prohibiting transportation network company drivers from soliciting rides or occupying designated cab stands
  • Passed; to Gov Org then Judiciary

    Health and Human Resources

  • SB 60: Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 333: Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Database
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 339: Creating legislative coalition on chronic pain management
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting.

  • SB 360: Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting.

    Government Organization

  • SB 209: Defining term "veteran" as it relates to veteran-owned business
  • Passed, to be reported to the floor

  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General
  • Removed from agenda

  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council
  • Passed, to be reported to the floor

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


  • SB 186: Adjusting date when children become eligible for certain school programs and school attendance requirements
  • Passed; to Finance


  • SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General's office carry firearms
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 429: Eliminating need for court order prior to receiving records or copies of inmate communications
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 445: Amending definition of “abused child.”
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and benefits
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (36)

  • SB 41: Extending time person may be subject to probation (House Judiciary)
  • SB 80: Equalizing criminal penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day (House Judiciary)
  • SB 113: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule awarding matching grants for litter control programs (House Judiciary)
  • SB 116: Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction rule relating to law-enforcement training and certification standards (House Government Organization)
  • SB 125: Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 164: Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits (House Roads & Transportation)
  • 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 Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities (House Government Organization)
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 202: Relating to pawnbrokers generally (House Judiciary)
  • SB 204: Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses (House Judiciary)
  • SB 214: Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children (2nd Reading in House)
  • 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 321: Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections (House Government Organization)
  • SB 426: Repealing DNR legislative rule on litter control grant program (Pending House introduction)

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

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