Member's Press Release

Release Date: 01/24/2019
Contact: Jared Hunt at (304) 340-3323

House of Delegates

On the Agenda: Thursday in the House of Delegates

Here’s what’s scheduled for Thursday in the House of Delegates:


Thursday, January 24, 2019

16th Day of the Legislative Session

House to convene at 11 a.m. On the agenda:


· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2005 - Broadband Expansion Act of 2019 [Amendments Pending]

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2346 - Changing the licensing requirement for certain casino employees

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2360 - Placing the Athletic Commission under the Lottery Commission

· H. B. 2412 - Relating to criminal acts concerning government procurement of commodities and services

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2422 - Relating to the time for the observation of “Celebrate Freedom Week”

· H. B. 2459 - Exercising authority to exempt individuals domiciled within the state from certain restrictions contained in federal law

· H. B. 2462 - Issuing a certificate to correctional employees to carry firearms

SECOND READING – Amendments Pending

· H. B. 2009 - Creating a new category of Innovation in Education grant program

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2435 - Authorizing Attorney General to prosecute violations of state criminal law recommended by the Commission on Special Investigations

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2446 - Blue Alert Plan

· H. B. 2509 - Clarifying that theft of a controlled substance is a felony

· H. B. 2527 - Relating to forgery and other crimes concerning lottery tickets


· H. B. 2036 - Permitting vehicles displaying disabled veterans' special registration plates to park in places where persons with mobility impairments may park

· H. B. 2209 - Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technician (Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security Amendment Pending)

· H. B. 2547 - Relating to the election prohibition zone

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2600 - Relating to publication of sample ballots

Committee Meetings Scheduled:

Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

9:00 a.m. - Room 215E

· H. B. 2478, Modifying the Fair Trade Practices Act.

· H. B. 2550, Creating a matching program for the Small Business Innovation and Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program.

Banking & Insurance

10:00 a.m. - Room 215E

· H.B. 2474, Relating to a reserving methodology for health insurance and annuity contracts

· H.B. 2476, Relating to the valuation of a motor vehicle involved in an insurance claim

· H.B. 2479, Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Act

· H.B. 2480, Relating to the regulation of an internationally active insurance group

· H.B. 2536, Relating to the Mine Subsidence Insurance program

Senior, Children, and Family Issues

1:00 p.m. - Room 215E

· H.B. 2614, Including undue influence as a factor in the definition of financial exploitation of an elderly person or protected person.

· H.B. 2618, Providing protective orders for victims of financial exploitation.

Health & Human Resources

2:00 p.m. - Room 215E

· HB 2407 - Relating to registered professional nurses

· HB 2492 - Relating to mandatory reporting procedures of abuse and neglect of adults and children

· HB 2524 - Permitting a pharmacist to convert prescriptions authorizing refills under certain circumstances

· HB 2525 - Tobacco Cessation Therapy Access Act

· HB 2531 - Permitting trained nurses to provide mental health services in a medication-assisted treatment program

· HB 2530 - Creating a voluntary certification for recovery residences

Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse

3:30 p.m. - Room 215E

· Presentation by Brian Abraham, General Counsel, Office of the Governor

· Presentation by Will Thompson, Circuit Court Judge, Family Court

· Originating Bill - Family Drug Courts

*** Agendas and times subject to change. ***

From the Activity Calendar:

Patients-Research-Jobs: A WV Biopharmaceutical Briefing Breakfast

8 ‐ 9 a.m.

Culture Center

. WVU Day at the Legislature .

. Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas .

. (Editor’s Note: LET’S GO MOUNTAINEERS!!! 😊 ) .

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