Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/07/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 28th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 27: US Air Force Senior Airman Luke Christopher Wamsley Memorial Bridge


  • 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 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities (original similar to HB 2583)
  • Eng. SB 392: Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 442: Relating generally to crimes against persons
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 456: Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases (original similar to HB 2732)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2318: Relating generally to human trafficking (Com. title amend. pending)


  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas
  • Com. Sub. for SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General
  • Com. Sub. for SB 338: Relating to medical professional liability (original similar to HB 2682, HB 2757)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 358: Relating generally to trustee sale of timeshare estates (original similar to HB 2782)


  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 173: Relating to autocycles (original similar to HB 2530, HB 2576)
  • SB 185: Allowing spending units designate fund into which proceeds from sale of surplus property must be deposited
  • Com. Sub. for SB 206: Expanding definition of "kidnapping" to include taking or gaining custody of, confining or concealing person by force
  • Com. Sub. for SB 220: Relating to offenses and penalties under Uniform Controlled Substances Act (original similar to HB 2003, HB 2643, HB 2645)
  • SB 365: Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund (original similar to HB 2784)

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    10 a.m.: Military (208W)

  • SB 326: Requiring Department of Defense family advocacy groups be notified about abuse or neglect of military member's child
  • SB 327: Relating to teaching certificates for teachers whose spouses are members of armed forces on active duty stationed in state
  • SB 520: Relating to in-state resident tuition rates for certain reserve members

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

  • SB 382: Allowing automobile auctions obtain abandoned vehicles' title
  • SB 459: Including "In God We Trust" license plate on statutory list of special license plates
  • SB 15: Eliminating sunset on DOH public-private partnership

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

  • SB 505: Providing five-year reclamation period following completion of well pads for horizontal wells

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

  • SB 333: Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Database
  • SB 398: Creating Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act
  • SB 423: Relating to operation of licensed group homes
  • SB 435: Relating to Youth Mental Health Protection Act
  • HB 2301: Relating to direct primary care
  • HB 2431: Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities

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

  • SB 441: Establishing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program
  • SB 481: Relating to municipal courts notifying DMV of person's failure to appear and pay cost
  • SB 350: Allowing licensed professional counselors be issued temporary permit
  • SB 491: Relating to county litter control officers
  • HB 2347: Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locations
  • HB 2348: Eliminating any requirement that class hours of students be consecutive

    2 p.m.: Education (451M),p>

  • HB 2542: Relating to public higher education personnel
  • SB 312: Establishing four-year pilot program to have social workers in public schools

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • TBA

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Community & Technical Colleges

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Tuesday, March 7, 2017

  • SB 526: Requiring mandatory insurance coverage for inherited enzymatic disorders (FN) (Takubo; Banking & Insurance then Finance)
  • SB 527: Relating to traumatic brain injury (Stollings, Mann; Education then Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 528: Establishing process to provide student is ineligible for home instruction exemption (Mann; Education)
  • SB 529: Requiring PEIA and finance board purchase stop-loss insurance (Weld, Ferns; Banking & Insurance then Finance)
  • SB 530: Replacing regional education service agencies (FN) (Karnes; Education then Finance)
  • SB 531: Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration (Sypolt; Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • SB 532: Requiring correctional officers be paid overtime (FN) (Ojeda, Beach, Facemire, Plymale, Rucker, Swope, Unger; Gov Org then Finance)
  • SB 533: Relating to taxes on wine and intoxicating liquors (FN) (Hall; Finance)
  • SB 534: Relating to incentives for consolidating local governments (Palumbo, Gaunch, Jeffries, Romano, Stollings, Takubo; Gov Org)
  • SB 535: [By Request of the Executive] Reorganizing Division of Tourism (Gov Org)
  • SB 536: Authorizing tracking of wounded or injured bear or deer (Maynard; Natural Resources)
  • SB 537: Relating to exemptions from mandated immunizations (Rucker, Azinger, Cline, Ferns, Karnes, Maynard, Ojeda, Smith, Sypolt; Education then Health & Human Resources)
  • SR 32: Designating March 7, 2017, at WV Alzheimer's Association Day (Unger)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Monday, March 6, 2017

    Natural Resources

  • SB 469: Prohibiting waste of game animals, birds or fish
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 471: Relating to state ownership of wildlife
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 473: Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 474: Exempting names of licensed hunters from public disclosure
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    Banking and Insurance

  • SB 168: Relating to surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies to fund volunteer fire departments
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 434: Relating to WV Insurance Guaranty Association Act
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting


  • HB 2099: Defining the act of leaving the scene of a crash involving death or serious bodily injury as a felony; Erin's Law
  • Removed from Agenda

  • SB 492: Relating to court participation in drug court program
  • Removed from Agenda

  • SB 219: Relating to conspiracy to commit crimes under Uniform Controlled Substances Act
  • Removed from Agenda

  • SB 463: Eliminating WV Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Program
  • Failed

  • SB 259: Requiring administrators of intestate estates to give bond and take oath
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • SB 235: Relating to motorcycle registration renewal
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2740: Making a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Administration
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Monday, March 6, 2017 (57)

  • SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 5: Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases (House Judiciary)
  • SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (House Judiciary)
  • 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 Judiciary)
  • SB 125: Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • 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 (2nd Reading on 3/7)
  • SB 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services (House Government Organization)
  • 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 (2nd Reading on 3/7)
  • SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 209: Defining term "veteran" as it relates to veteran-owned business (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 214: Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 215: Allowing county commissions authority to amend proposed rates, fees and charges proposed by public service districts (House Political Subdivisions)
  • SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (House Judiciary)
  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and benefits (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 225: Allowing magistrates to conduct proceeding for temporary emergency protective order dealing with temporary custody by family court (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 (Senate requests House to concur)
  • 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 261: Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor (House Judiciary)
  • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 321: Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB (House Finance)
  • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register (House Government Organization)
  • SB 345: Allowing certain hunting and trapping on private lands on Sundays (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers (House Government Organization)
  • SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections (House Government Organization)
  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 426: Repealing DNR legislative rule on litter control grant program (House Judiciary)
  • SB 429: Relating to monitoring inmate communications (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General's office carry firearms (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal action at Salem Correction Center (House Judiciary)
  • SB 445: Amending definition of "abused child" (Pending House introduction)

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

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