Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/12/2019
Contact: Jared Hunt at (304) 340-3323

House of Delegates

On the Agenda: Tuesday in the House of Delegates

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


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

35th Day of the Legislative Session


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


· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2330 - Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitter

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2405 - Imposing a healthcare related provider tax on certain health care organizations

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2468 - Department of Agriculture Capital Improvements Fund

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2674 - Creating a student loan repayment program for a mental health provider

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2734 - Relating to reduced rates for low-income residential customers of privately owned sewer and combined water and sewer utilities

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2813 - Relating generally to collection of use tax

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 18 - Relating to crimes committed on State Capitol Complex

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 61 - Adding certain crimes for which prosecutor may apply for wiretap (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 323 - Establishing revenue fund and source to support Department of Agriculture's improvement to facilities

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2109 - Extending the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2609 - Relating to presumptions of abandonment and indication of ownership in property

· H. B. 2647 - Self Storage Limited License Act

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2720 - Authorizing certain investigators and first responders to carry firearms

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2761 - Modernizing the self-service storage lien law

· H. B. 2878 - Relating to updating the controlled substances listed on schedule one


· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2173 - Allowing state and federal law-enforcement officers to testify as to the contents and evidence of a wiretap or electronic surveillance

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2338 - Allowing the owner of an antique military vehicle to display alternate registration insignia

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2359 - Relating to exemptions to the commercial driver's license requirements

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2673 - Creating the Oil and Gas Abandoned Well Plugging Fund

· H. B. 2692 - Relating to primary elections and procedures

· H. B. 2709 - Relating to hunting licenses

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2715 - Relating to Class Q special hunting permit for disabled persons

· H. B. 2739 - Relating to contributions on behalf of employees to a retirement plan administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board

· H. B. 2743 - Eliminating reference to municipal policemen’s pension and relief funds and firemen’s pension and relief funds in section restricting investment

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2793 - Expanding applicability of educational facilities for the West Virginia College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Program

· H. B. 2819 - Relating generally to contractors (Finance Committee Title Amendment Pending)

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2821 - Updating provisions for command, clerical and other pay

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2848 - Relating to the West Virginia ABLE Act

· H. B. 2992 - Relating to governmental websites

Committee Meetings Scheduled:

Committee on Finance

7:00 a.m. - Room 460M

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 451, Comprehensive education reform.

(***Meeting may be canceled, depending on outcome of Monday meeting.***)

Agriculture and Natural Resources

8:30 a.m. - Room 215E

Agriculture Bills:

· H. B. 2796, Relating to analysis of samples of industrial hemp production.

· H. B. 2718, Requiring purchasers of roundwood to collect and maintain certain information.

· H. B. 2774, Relating to the right to farm.

Natural Resources Bills:

· H. B. 2727, Relating to conducting a study of the Upper Mud River Lake.

· H. B. 2597, Creating a hunting permit to safely accommodate visually impaired hunters.

· S. B. 331, Using leashed dogs to track mortally wounded deer or bear

· S. B. 332, Relating to Class Q special hunting permit for disabled persons.

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 389, Allowing developmentally disabled person purchase base hunting license.

Industry & Labor

10:00 a.m. - Room 215E

· House Bill 2875, Relating generally to coal mine safety

· House Bill 2049, Relating to a prime contractor’s responsibility for wages and benefits

Political Subdivisions

1:00 p.m. - Room 432M

· House Bill 2827, Removing the residency requirements for hiring deputy assessors

· House Bill 2523, Increasing the amount of time a taxpayer has to seek relief from a county commission from an erroneous assessment

· House Bill 2217, Requiring all local special elections to be held on the days and hours of general, primary or state-wide elections

Committee on Energy

2:00 p.m. - Room 418M

· H. B. 2866, Relating to the termination, expiration, or cancellation of oil or natural gas leases.

· H. B. 2834, Updating and modernizing the minimum spacing provisions for the drilling of horizontal deep wells.

Committee on Health & Human Resources

2:00 p.m. - Room 215E

· HB 2849 - Establishing different classes of pharmacy technicians

· Originating Bill - Increase Salary Schedule Nurses and CPS

· HB 2947 - Relating generally to telemedicine prescription practice requirements and exceptions (2nd reference to Judiciary)

· HB 2100 - Establishing a pilot program to develop school-based mental and behavioral health services (2nd reference to Education)

· HB 2768 - Reducing the use of certain prescription drugs

Pensions & Retirement

4:00 p.m. - Room 460M

· H. B. 2595, Establishing the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Officer Retirement System.

· H. B. (TBD), Requiring minimum monthly retirement benefit for certain retirants of PERS and TRS with 25 or more years of service

· H. B. 2229, Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited.

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

Citation Presentations Scheduled in House Chamber:

From the Activity Calendar:

Hospital Day at the Legislature

Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas

WV Occupational Therapy Association

Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas (4 Tables each side)

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