Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/25/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017 – 46th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 10 a.m.


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 74: Allowing fire departments to charge fees for service calls (original similar to HB 2638)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 428: Relating to partial filling of prescriptions (original similar to HB 2989)
  • Eng. SB 433: Permitting counties increase excise tax on privilege of transferring real property (original similar to HB 2461, SB 647)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 477: Increasing State Road Fund by raising DMV fees and motor fuel excise taxes (With right to amend) (original similar to HB2814)
  • Eng. SB 504: Defining "special aircraft property"
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 602: Creating uniform system of recording and indexing fictitious names used by sole proprietors
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 622: Relating generally to tax procedures and administration
  • Eng. SB 658: Establishing procedure for retitling mobile and manufactured homes
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2486: Providing that when a party's health condition is at issue in a civil action, medical records and releases for medical information may be requested and required without court order
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2811: Relating to the definition of above ground storage tanks


  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 60: Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance (original similar to HB 2741)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 69: Creating Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights
  • Com. Sub. for SB 167: Relating to DNA evidence
  • Com. Sub. for SB 210: Renaming Local Powers Act the County Local Powers Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 217: Relating to disclaimers of warranties regarding used manufactured homes (original similar to HB 2464, HB 2578, SB 216)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 281: Increasing number of limited video lottery machines allowed at retail location
  • Com. Sub. for SB 316: Requiring individuals receiving unemployment compensation apply for and accept seasonal employment
  • Com. Sub. for SB 376: Relating generally to Sex Offender Registration Act (original similar to HB 2915)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 380: Creating 2-year pilot program to allow all-terrain or recreational vehicles in Cabwaylingo State Forest
  • Com. Sub. for SB 388: Relating to dangerous weapons
  • SB 401: Allowing county board of education base employment decisions on individual's qualifications
  • Com. Sub. for SB 412: Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements
  • SB 416: Relating to Public-Private Transportation Facilities Act (original similar to HB 2721)
  • SB 417: Removing financial limitations on number of design-build projects undertaken by DOH (original similar to HB 2722)
  • SB 421: Increasing amount of authorized federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which DOH may apply (original similar to HB 2878)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 437: Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund
  • Com. Sub. for SB 453: Adding classification and base salaries of certain civilian employees of WV State Police Forensic Laboratory (original similar to HB 3065)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 484: Relating generally to taxation (original similar to HB 2816)
  • SB 493: Providing increase in compensation for conservation officers (Com. amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 539: Relating to regulation and control of financing elections
  • SB 566: Claims against state
  • Com. Sub. for SB 576: Providing exception to waste for certain oil and gas development (original similar to HB 3094)
  • SB 578: Relating generally to copies of health care records furnished to patients
  • Com. Sub. for SB 586: Changing fees for custom slaughters from annual to triennial
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 601: Relating to requirements for making consumer loans
  • SB 614: Relating to expansion of broadband service
  • SB 621: Providing certain rules inapplicable after county board of education notifies state board of possible closing or consolidations
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 628: Relating to providing funding for Statewide Interoperable Radio Network
  • Com. Sub. for SB 630: Establishing Accessibility and Equity in Public Education Enhancement Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 631: Prosecuting violations of municipal building code
  • Com. Sub. for SB 634: Relating generally to certain agreements between DHHR and two largest state universities
  • Com. Sub. for SB 647: Relating generally to additional county excise taxes on real property transfer (original similar to HB 2461, SB 433)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 671: Relating to WV Anatomical Board
  • SB 685: Creating a one-day special license for charitable events sell nonintoxicating beer
  • SB 686: Exempting facilities governed by DHHR that provide direct patient care
  • SJR 10: Eliminating Office of Surveyor of Lands Amendment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2001: Relating to ethics and transparency in government (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2506: Relating to the permit limit calculations and allowing overlapping mixing zones for calculating permit limits for drinking water criteria
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2868: Relating generally to Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    * Note: Committee times are approximate. Meetings after floor session will start 30 minutes following the adjournment of floor session, whichever is sooner.

    8 a.m.: Natural Resources (451M)

  • Originating Bill: Regarding off highway recreational vehicles
  • Committee Substitute for SB 375: Relating to rate and measure of severance taxes on certain natural resources

    8 a.m.: Government Organization (208W)

  • SB 636: Authorizing State Fire Commission establish program to address problems facing VFDs
  • SB 613: Relating to composition of State Fire Commission
  • SB 343: Prohibiting transportation network company drivers from soliciting rides or occupying designated cab stands
  • SB 557: Dissolving Information Services and Communications Division
  • SB 618: Allowing continuing education credits for veterinarians

    9 a.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 40: Requiring inclusion of protocols for response to after-school emergencies in school crisis response plans
  • SB 656: Relating to student data accessibility, transparency and accountability act

    30 Minutes After Floor Session: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 286: Relating to grandparents' visitation rights
  • SB 507: Allowing pharmacists inform customers about lower cost alternatives to prescribed drugs
  • SB 369: Permitting surface owners purchase mineral interests when interest becomes tax lien
  • SB 673: Providing procedure for WV to select delegates to Article V convention
  • SB 408: Relating to public employees
  • SB 282: Directing Office of Administrative Hearings to amend current legislative rule relating to appeal procedures
  • SB 562: Relating to civil actions for damages brought against county commissions and municipalities
  • SB 446: Authorizing Governor issue executive orders to furlough state employees
  • SB 516: Establishing DOC responsibility for costs of housing and maintaining inmate
  • SB 489: Relating to commencement of civil actions in magistrate court
  • SB 563: Relating to Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • SB 450: Relating to class action safeguards
  • HB 2006: Increasing the penalties for violating the Whistle-blower Law
  • SB 465: Relating to medical professional liability
  • SB 560: Creating medical malpractice peer review panel by Board of Medicine
  • SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees

    30 Minutes After Floor Session: Finance (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 609: Creating additional flexibility for school systems in use of school aid funds
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 526: Requiring mandatory insurance coverage for inherited enzymatic disorders
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 482: Relating generally to WV Parkways Authority
  • SB 664: Removing limitation on amount counties collect on hotel occupancy tax
  • SB 298: Relating generally to compensation of constitutional officers

    Committee Action on Bills from Friday, March 24, 2017

    Health and Human Resources

    (Continuation of agenda from March 23)

  • SB 386: Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 47: Exempting certain employers from discriminating against tobacco users
  • No action taken

  • HB 2459: Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process
  • No action taken

    Energy, Industry and Mining

  • SB 369: Permitting surface owners purchase mineral interests when interest becomes tax lien
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    Select Committee on Tax Reform

  • Com. Sub. for SB 409: Modifying exemptions for consumers sales and service tax
  • Passed; to Finance

  • Com. Sub. for SJR 8: Fair and Simple Tax Reform or FASTR amendment
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    Government Organization

  • SB 501: Relating to WV Economic Development Authority
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 588: Relating to reproduction, distribution and sale of tax maps
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 534: Relating to incentives for consolidating local governments
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • SB 402: Relating to covenants not to compete between physicians and hospitals
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 637: ABC licensing of resorts with multiple locations
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 515: Relating to parole requirements for hearings and release
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 333: Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Program Database
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Originating Bill 7: Authorizing Superintendent of the WV State Police to charge fees for certain use of facilities
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 592: Providing independent redistricting commission propose redistricting plans during census years
  • No action taken

  • SB 549: Allowing individuals at least 21 or older operate or ride motorcycle without helmet
  • No action taken

  • SB 406: Relating to generic drug products
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 667: Limiting authority of Attorney General to disclose certain information provided by Tax Commissioner
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 615: Limiting number of days legislative members receive compensation during extended and extraordinary session
  • No action taken

  • Originating Bill 5: Expediting resolution of road damage and payment claims
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Originating Bill 3: Relating to correcting a technical error within the Solid Waste Management Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SJR 6: Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017
  • Passed; to Finance


  • Committee Substitute for SB 38: Creating 5-year tax credit for new businesses locating on post-mine sites
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for SB 57: Continuing personal income tax adjustment for certain retirees
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for SB 238: Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for Committee Substitute for SB 521: Relating generally to Public Defender Services
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Thursday, March 24, 2017 (179)

    Bills Passed the Senate

    Completed Legislation (20 – 12 House, 8 Senate)

    Completed Legislation

    Signed Bills (10)

    Signed Bills

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

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