Member's Press Release

Release Date: 01/15/2020
Contact: Jared Hunt at (304) 340-3323

House of Delegates

On the Agenda: Thursday in the House of Delegates

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




Thursday, January 16, 2020

9th Day of the Legislative Session


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

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2602 - Including possession of known stolen property in the offense of receiving or transferring stolen property

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2679 - Relating to state issued identification cards

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2696 - Creating an additional index system for state-owned lands

·         H. B. 2922 - Relating to requirements to obtain a final order of discharge and dismissal for possession of opiates or opioids

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2924 - Permitting the West Virginia Tourism Office to decide to contract with the Division of Highways to sell advertising space on the WV511 website

·         H. B. 4010 - Changing the licensing requirement for certain casino employees

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4042 - Requiring agencies exempt from some or all of state purchasing requirements to adopt procedural rules


·         H. B. 4062 - Reducing the cost of prescription drugs

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4091 - Allowing for expedited oil and gas well permitting upon payment of applicable expedited fees

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4096 - Requiring candidates to live in the state or local election district for the office for which they are seeking



Committee Meetings Scheduled:

Committee on Finance

9:00 a.m. - Room 462 M

·         Budget Hearing for Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia


Committee on the Judiciary

9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. - Room 418 M

·         DMAPS Rules Bundle

o   Fire Commission Rules

§  87 CSR 1

§  87 CSR 4

·         H. B. 2497, Relating to the whistle-blower law,

·         H. B. 4058, Relating to pharmacy benefit managers


Committee on Education

9:30 a.m. - Room 434 M

·         Budget Presentation by the WV Higher Education Policy Commission and Community & Technical College System


Committee on Rules

10:45 a.m. - Behind Chamber


Political Subdivisions

1:00 p.m. - Room 418 M

·         House Bill 2091, Increasing the minimum number of magisterial districts in a county

·         House Bill 2309, Allowing municipalities to cancel elections when only one person is running

·         House Bill 2542, Permitting directors of county emergency phone systems to obtain mobile-phone emergency lines

·         House Bill 4034, Prohibiting outdoor concerts later than 11:00 p.m. if the amphitheater is located within 500 feet of a residential dwelling


Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse

1:00 p.m. - Room 215 E

·         Presentation - Dr. Richard Vaglienti and Brain Gallagher, - Prescribing practices for opioids

·         Presentation - Brain Gallagher - Governor’s Substance Use Plan

·         Presentation - Michael Goff - Info from the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database

·         HB Blank (Originating) - Extending Medicaid coverage for mothers to 1 year postpartum

·         HB Blank (Originating) - Permitting professional boards to approve different continuing education programs on drug diversion

·         HB Blank (Originating) - Requiring drug settlement funds obtain by the Attorney General to be placed in the Ryan Brown Fund

·         HB Blank (Originating) - Requiring a pharmacist to check the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database prior to dispensing certain drugs


Health and Human Resources

3:00 p.m. - Room 215 E

·         HB 4124 - Exempting certain health services from certificate of need

·         HB Blank (Originating) - Surprise Billing

·         HB 4129 - Relating to adoption

·         HB 4092 - Relating to foster care

·         HB 4003 - Relating to telehealth insurance requirements

·         HB Blank (Originating) - Diabetes insurance coverage



From the Activity Calendar:

WV Aviation Day at the Legislature

Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas


WV Auto Show VIP Charity Gala

(By Invitation Only)

Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center


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

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