Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/13/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Monday, March 13, 2017

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 32: US Army SGT Denver E. Short Memorial Road
  • SCR 33: US Army Ranger SGT Richard E. Arden Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 34: Joe Manchin, III Office Building


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 212: Relating generally to procedures for drivers' license suspensions and revocations
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 299: Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing items of appropriations from State Road Fund to DOH (original similar to HB 2779)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 300: Supplemental appropriation from unappropriated balance in Treasury to Division of Personnel (original similar to HB 2639)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 301: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to State Board of Education, School Lunch Program (original similar to HB 2501)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 305: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to Fire Commission (original similar to HB 2785)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 344: Relating to application of payments on consumer credit sale and loans (original similar to HB 2672)


  • SB 25: Creating farm-to-food bank tax credit (original similar to HB 2821)
  • SB 28: Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authorities (Com. amends. and title amend. pending) (original similar to HB 2697)
  • SB 256: Relating to prohibiting aiding and abetting of sexual abuse by school personnel (Com. title amend. pending)
  • SB 326: Requiring Department of Defense family advocacy groups be notified about abuse or neglect of military member's child
  • SB 364: Incorporating changes to Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement
  • Com. Sub. for SB 440: Relating to use of Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority funds
  • Com. Sub. for SB 455: Relating generally to commitment of persons to custody of Commissioner of Corrections (original similar to HB 2747)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 531: Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2167: Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2542: Relating to public higher education personnel
  • Eng. HB 2590: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
  • Eng. HB 2594: Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act


  • Com. Sub. for SB 187: Providing for confidentiality of patients' medical records
  • Com. Sub. for SB 255: Relating to filling vacancies on county commissions and other county offices
  • Com. Sub. for SB 302: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Division of Human Services (original similar to HB 2500)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 303: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to DHHR (original similar to HB2640)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 306: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Workforce West Virginia (original similar to HB2499)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 454: Providing more efficient collection and submission of state moneys received from court transactions or court services (original similar to HB 2731, HB 2737)
  • SB 466: Calculating state share of gross profits from limited video lottery revenues at 50 percent
  • Com. Sub. for SB 497: Relating to liability for health care providers who provide services at school athletic events

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    9 a.m.: Select Committee on Tax Reform

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

    1 p.m.: Natural Resources

  • TBA

    2 p.m.: Banking and Insurance

  • SB 434: Relating to WV Insurance Guaranty Association Act
  • SB 522: Relating to audit procedures for pharmacy benefit managers

    3 p.m.: Judiciary

  • TBA

    3 p.m.: Finance

  • SB 219: Relating to conspiracy to commit crimes under Uniform Controlled Substances Act
  • SB 16: Repealing section related to wind power projects
  • SB 443: Establishing Adult Drug Court Participation Fund
  • SB 444: Establishing Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Monday, March 13, 2017

  • SB 586: Changing fees for custom slaughters from annual to triennial (FN) (Sypolt; Agriculture & Rural Development then Finance)
  • SB 587: Relating to dangerous weapons (FN) (Azinger; Judiciary)
  • SB 588: Relating to reproduction, distribution and sale of tax maps (Sypolt; Gov Org)
  • SB 589: Requiring DNR study using nonemployee workforce to perform improvements in state parks and forests (Maynard; Natural Resources)
  • SB 590: Requiring DMV create registration plate for full-size special purpose off-road vehicles (FN) (Maynard; Transportation & Infrastructure)
  • SB 591: Requiring emergency service organizations create towing service districts (Maynard; Gov Org)
  • SB 592: Providing independent redistricting commission propose redistricting plans during census years (FN) (Palumbo, Jeffries, Stollings, Takubo, Trump, Plymale, Prezioso, Unger, Woelfel; Judiciary)
  • SB 593: Relating generally to employer withholding of taxes (FN) (Hall; Finance)
  • SB 594: Eliminating tax lien waiver requirement for estates of nonresidents (FN) (Hall; Finance)
  • SB 595: Allowing county assessors make separate entries in land books when real property is partly used for exempt and partly nonexempt purposes (Hall; Finance)
  • SB 596: Creating WV Counseling Protection Act (Azinger; Health & Human Resources then Judiciary)
  • SCR 35: Urging Congress reassess federal definition of industrial hemp (Cline)
  • SCR 36: Requesting study of potential alternatives to current recycling methods for municipalities (Maynard)
  • SCR 37: Urging DOT use existing signage on highways to display appropriate highway safety messages (Cline)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note<

    Committee Action on Bills from Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Government Organization

  • SB 479: Relating to Sunday sales of liquor by retail licensees
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 413: Relating to bids on government construction contracts
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 461: Exempting WV State Police from state purchasing requirements
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 495: Relating to regulation of events by State Athletic Commission
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 311: Classifying convention and visitor's bureau as public agency
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting


  • SB 524: Relating to WV academic standards
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 401: Allowing county board of education base employment decisions on individual’s qualifications
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

    Natural Resources

  • SB 536: Authorizing tracking of wounded or injured bear or deer
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 493: Providing increase in compensation for conservation officers
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 308: Clarifying administrative and law-enforcement activities of DNR police officers are related to conservation and management of state's fish and wildlife.
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    Transportation and Infrastructure

  • SB 381: Relating to Parkways Authority maintaining status quo
  • Passed; to Finance


  • SB 471: Relating to state ownership of wildlife
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 474: Exempting names of licensed hunters from public disclosure
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 192: Exempting licensed surveyors from liability for defamation or slander of title when performing professional duties
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2678: Changing the amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest to reflect today's economic conditions
  • Bill is rejected

  • SB 575: Limiting nuisance actions against shooting ranges for noise
  • 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 be reported to the floor

    Select Committee on Tax Reform

  • SB 335: Repealing consumers sales and service tax, use tax and personal income tax
  • Amendment to exempt military benefits adopted; no further action

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Saturday, March 11, 2017 (90)

  • 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 173: Relating to certain motor vehicles (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (to Governor 3/10) •
  • 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 185: Allowing spending units designate fund into which proceeds from sale of surplus property must be deposited (House Government Organization)
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (to Governor 3/10)
  • SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing (House Government Organization)
  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas (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 206: Expanding definition of "kidnapping" to include taking or gaining custody of, confining or concealing person by force (House Judiciary)
  • SB 209: Defining term "veteran" as it relates to veteran-owned business (House Veterans Affairs)
  • 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 220: Relating to offenses and penalties under Uniform Controlled Substances Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board (House Government Organization)
  • SB 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (House Judiciary)
  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and benefits (House Judiciary)
  • 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 235: Relating to motorcycle registration renewal (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (House Judiciary)
  • SB 237: Repealing obsolete rules of Department of Revenue (House Judiciary)
  • SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities (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 259: Requiring administrators of intestate estates to give bond and take oath (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (House Roads & Transportation)
  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General (House Veterans Affairs)
  • 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 338: Relating to medical professional liability (House Judiciary)
  • 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 350: Allowing licensed professional counselors be issued temporary permit (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 358: Relating generally to trustee sale of timeshare estates (House Judiciary)
  • SB 365: Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund (House Finance)
  • SB 392: Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System (House Finance)
  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (House Government Organization)
  • SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 423: Relating to operation of licensed group homes (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 426: Repealing DNR legislative rule on litter control grant program (House Judiciary)
  • SB 429: Relating to monitoring inmate communications (House Judiciary)
  • SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General's office carry firearms (House Judiciary)
  • SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal action at Salem Correction Center (House Judiciary)
  • SB 423: Relating to operation of licensed group homes (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 441: Establishing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 442: Relating generally to crimes against persons (House Judiciary)
  • SB 445: Amending definition of "abused child" (House Judiciary)
  • SB 456: Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases (House Judiciary)
  • SB 473: Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 481: Eliminating requirement municipal courts wait 90 days before notifying DMV of person's failure to appear or pay assessed costs (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 490: Clarifying standard of liability for officers of corporation (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 491: Relating to county litter control officers (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 492: Eliminating requirement every circuit court participate in drug court program (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 496: Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 505: Providing five-year reclamation period following completion of well pads for horizontal wells (Pending House introduction)
  • HB 2099: Defining the act of leaving the scene of a crash involving death or serious bodily injury as a felony; Erin's Law (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2301: Relating to direct primary care (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2318: Relating generally to human trafficking (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2347: Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locations (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2431: Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2740: Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration (Completed legislation)
  • SCR 3: Urging Congress call convention of states to impose fiscal restraints on federal government (House Judiciary)

    Bills Awaiting Signature by the Governor (3)

  • HB 2740: Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration (to Governor 3/10)
  • SB 176: Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetes
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs

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