Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/13/2019
Contact: Jared Hunt at (304) 340-3323

House of Delegates

On the Agenda: Wednesday in the House of Delegates

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


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

36th Day of the Legislative Session

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


· 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

· 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. 2468 - Department of Agriculture Capital Improvements Fund

· 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

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

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 451 - Comprehensive education reform (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

· 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. 2761 - Modernizing the self-service storage lien law

· 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


· S. B. 377 - Relating to minimum wage and maximum hour standards (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

· H. B. 2472 - Providing a special license plate for pollinators (Technology and Infrastructure Committee Amendment Pending)

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2538 - Providing banking services for medical cannabis

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2579 - Relating to the collection of tax and the priority of distribution of an estate or property in receivership

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2618 - Including undue influence as a factor in the definition of financial exploitation of an elderly person or protected person

· H. B. 2716 - Relating to motorboat lighting and equipment requirements

· H. B. 2846 - Designating a “Back the Blue” plate in support of law-enforcement personnel

Committee Meetings Scheduled:

Committee on the Judiciary

9:00 a.m. - Room 418M

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 103, Relating generally to Public Defender Services,

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 361, Relating to Public Defender Services,

· H. B. 2975, Relating to imposition of sexual acts on persons incarcerated,

· H. B. 2901, Allowing for the establishment of a secondary location for racetrack video lottery terminals,

· H. B. 2980, Mine Trespass Act,

· H. B. 2931, Clarifying that the State Lottery Commission has no authority over nonlottery games,

· H. B. 2933, Modifying the criminal penalties imposed on a parent, guardian or custodian for child abuse resulting in injury,

· H. B. 2966, County Budget Flexibility Act,

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 270, Streamlining process for utilities access to DOH rights-of-way,

· H. B. 3039, Relating to a court’s consideration of the expression of a preference by a child in certain child custody matters,

· H. B. 3083, Adding temporary work during the legislative session as exclusion to the term employment for purposes of unemployment compensation

Committee on Government Organization

9:00 a.m. - Room 215E

· HB 2542 - Permitting directors of county emergency phone systems to obtain mobile-phone emergency lines.

· HB 2439 - Relating to fire service equipment and training funds for volunteer and part-volunteer fire companies.

· HB 2411 - Relating to accounting for the use of funds from state grants and from formula distributions to volunteer and part-volunteer fire departments.

· HB 2958 - Authorizing the State Auditor to conduct regular financial examinations or audits of all volunteer fire companies.

· HB 2830 - Establishing Next Generation 911 services in this state. (2nd reference to Finance)

Committee on Rules

10:45 a.m. - Behind the Chamber

Veterans Affairs & Homeland Security

1:00 p.m. - Room 432M

· H.B. 2732, Defend the Guard Act.

· H.B. 2582, Exempting all veterans of the Armed Forces or any reserve component thereof from having to obtain a hunting, trapping fishing license.

Committee on Education

2:00 p.m. - Room 432M

· H. B. 2865, Changing the school aid formula Step 7 allowances for instructional technology and enrollment advanced placement and dual credit.

· H. B. 2713, Expunging records of unsubstantiated complaints made by the Department of Health and Human Resources against teachers.

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

Citation Presentations Scheduled in House Chamber:


From the Activity Calendar:

EMS Day at the Capitol

Upper Senate Rotunda

Soft Drink Day

Upper House Rotunda

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