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Today in the Legislature

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:16 PM

House Passes Five Bills

The House convened today during the fourty-first day of session.

H. B. 2464 - relating to disclaimers and exclusions of warranties in consumer transactions for goods - passed the House 96-0.

H. B. 4376 - expiring funds to the balance of the Department of Health and Human Resources - passed the House 80-17.

H. B. 4389 - expiring funds to the Enterprise Resource Planning System Fund - passed the House 94-3.

H. B. 4400 - relating to the West Virginia Physicians Mutual Insurance Company - passed the House 97-0.

H. B. 4473 - relating to use of state funds for advertising to promote a public official or government office - passed 96-0 in the House.

These bills will now be communicated to the Senate for consideration.

Bills on second reading:

Bills on first reading:

Committee on Finance will meet today at 2:30 p.m. in 460M.

Committee on Judiciary will meet today at 2:30 and tomorrow at 9 a.m.  in 410M.

Committee on Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services will meet today at 5:30 p.m. in 215E.

House Rules will meet tomorrow at 10:45 a.m.

The House is adjourned untill 11 a.m. tomorrow.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:11 PM

Senate Passes S.B. 398, Amends S.B. 415 to Help Fund PEIA

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m. 

S. B. 398 adjusts the limits on consumer loans. Now, loans of $3,500 or less can be charged an interest maximum of 31 percent, loans between $3,500-$15,000 can be charged interest up to 27 percent, and loans more that $15,000 can be charged an interest of up to 18 percent. It was passed 23-11 and sent to the House for further consideration.

S. B. 47, S. B. 87S. B. 339 and S. B. 444 were all passed unanimously.

Bills on Second Reading:

S. B. 415 was amended on the floor. Now, the excess funds in the State Lottery Fund will be depositied into the Public Employees Insurance Agency Financial Stability Fund. The amendment was adopted unanimously.

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate adopted S.R. 45, congratulating Glen Chestnut as WV Outstanding Tree Farmer of 2018.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Natural Resources at 1:20 p.m. 208W

Banking and Insurance at 2 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3:30 p.m. 451M

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Transportation and Infrastructure at 10 a.m. 451M

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 04:13 PM

House Completes Legislative Action on Six Approproation Bills, Passes PEIA Freeze Fix

On Friday, the House met at 11 a.m. and continued to work on the bills on the House Special Calendar.  Members completed legislative action on a variety of Senate rules bundles and appropriation bills, moving one time monies from one account to another. These included:

 

SB 163 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules;

 

SB 379 - Supplemental appropriation from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to DHHR;

 

SB 382 - Supplemental appropriation of Lottery Net Profits to Bureau of Senior Services, Lottery Senior Citizens Fund;

 

SB 384 - Decreasing and increasing appropriations from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR;

 

SB 386 - Decreasing and increasing appropriations from Treasury to Higher Education Policy Commission; and,

 

SB 388 - Decreasing, increasing and adding appropriations out of Treasury to DHHR and Department of Administration.

The House also suspended rules, and read three times a bill to expire funds to the balance of the Department of Administration, Public Employees Insurance Agency. House Bill 4620 would transfer $29 million from the state's Rainy Day Fund to the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) to ensure there are no changes to PEIA. The state's Rainy Day Fund currently has a balance of more than $714 million.

The House is adjourned until Monday, February 19th, at 11 a.m.

House Judiciary will meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

House Finance will meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

 

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:53 PM

Senate Passes Opiod Reduction Act

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

The body passed S. B. 273 and  S. B. 358 unanimously with one member absent.

S. B. 273 would create the Opiod Reduction Act. It will require physicians to counsel patients before they are perscribed opioids by explaining the risks and telling the patients that they are also allowed to request to not be perscribed opioids.

S. B. 358 adds a $25 fee in the Magistrate Court Clerk's office for criminal bond processing.

S. B. 339 and S. B. 398 were laid over for one day.

The Senate is in recess until 6 p.m. tonight.

Committees meeting today:

Judiciary at 2 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3 p.m. 451M

 

Update 7:26 p.m.

 

The Senate reconvened at 6 p.m.

S. B. 495 was passed 30-2 with 2 members absent.

S. B. 498 was passed 29-3.

H. B. 3004 was passed 19-13. It has been sent to the House to concur.

H. B. 4242 was passed unanimously. It is now awaiting the Governor's signature.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate is adjourned until Monday at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting Monday:

Sub committee on S.B. 558 at 9:30 a.m. 208W

Government Organization at 9 a.m. 208W.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 08:17 PM

Senate Takes First Step Towards Big Changes in the Judicial Branch

S. B. 341 was passed 23-11. This bill created the W. Va. Intermediate Court of Appeals. The Court will be made of two districts divided by county lines with three judges per district. The Court will have final say over cases regarding family court cases, circuit court civil cases, administrative agencies, and worker's compensation on cases entered after June 30, 2019. The Judges in the court will be appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate.

S. J. R. 3 was adopted unanimously with three members not voting. The resolution is a constitutional amendment that gives the Legislature the power of budgetary control over the Judiciary in the Budget Bill. Provided the resolution is adopted by the House with a two-thirds majority, it will appear on the W. Va. 2018 General Election Ballot.

S. B. 370 was passed 32-2.

S. B. 458 was passed 22-12.

S. B. 36, S. B. 347, S. B. 348, S. B. 355, S. B. 461, S. B. 524, S. B. 525, and H. B. 4162 were all passed unanimously.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate adopted S.R. 43, designating February 15, 2018, as WV Alzheimer's Association Day.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Energy, Industry and Mining 7:45 p.m. 208W

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Government Organization sub committee on Fire Departments and EMS at 8:30 a.m. 451M

Workforce at 9 a.m. 208W

Government Organization at 9:30 a.m. 451M

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 03:02 PM

House Passes Co-Tenancy Bill, 10 Others.

Today during a early session, the House of Delegates, members debated and passed House Bill 4268. The bill, the Co-tenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act, was passed 60-40 and now heads to the Senate for their consideration.

One bill, SB 154, was passed by the House and has now completed legislative action. It heads to the Governor for approval. The bill is a rules bill which authorizes the Department of Administration to promulgate legislative rules. 

Other bills passed included: 

SB 184 - Authorizing DOT promulgate legislative rules.

HB  2694 - Relating to the development and implementation of a program to facilitate commercial sponsorship of rest areas.

HB 2890 - Establishing a Library Facilities Improvement Fund that will serve to support library facilities construction, maintenance and improvement projects. 

HB 3104 - Transfer of the West Virginia Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Fund.

HB 4015 - Relating to the management and continuous inventory of vehicles owned, leased, operated, or acquired by the state and its agencies.

HB 4270 - Providing for the timely payment of moneys owed from oil and natural gas production -

HB 4361 -  Bestowing the West Augusta Award upon each West Virginian graduating from U. S. Military Academies with the highest-grade point average.

HB 4433 - Declaring certain claims against an agency of the state to be moral obligations of the state 

HB 4434 - Clarifying provisions relating to candidates unaffiliated with a political party as it relates to certificates of announcement.

The House is in recess until 3:45 p.m.

Following the recess, the House advanced the remaining items on 2nd and 1st Reading on the Special Calendar.

The House is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

House Education will meet at 9 a.m. in 434M.

House Finance will meet at 9 a.m. in 460M.

House Govenment Organization will meet at 9 a.m. in 215E.

House Judiciary will meet at 9 a.m. in 419M.

 

 

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:46 PM

House Amends, Moves to Passage Stage Co-tenancy Bill

The House of Delegates convened on Valentine’s Day for a regular session.

Members talked at length about House Bill 4268. The bill was amended on second reading, with four amendments adopted as the bill moves to be considered for passage Thursday.

The House passed seven bills:

HB2995 - Permitting certain animal euthanasia technicians who have been certified by other states be certified animal euthanasia technicians in West Virginia

HB4024 - Relating generally to direct cremation or direct burial expenses for indigent persons

HB4027 - Creating an education permit for allopathic physician resident

HB4180 - Relating to wildlife resources

HB4197 - Requiring persons employed to dispatch emergency calls complete a course in cardiovascular care for telephonic resuscitation

HB4279 - Relating to adult protective services system

HB4306 - Permitting local boards of health to combine without approval from the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health

Committees meeting today:

Veteran Affairs will meet at 2:30pm in 434M

Finance will meet at 3pm in 460M

Judiciary will meet at 3pm in 410M

Education will meet at 3:30pm in 434M

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Economic Development will meet tomorrow at 9am in 434M

Banking and Insurance will meet tomorrow at 10am in 215E

The House is adjourned until 11am tomorrow.

 



Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:43 PM

Senate Passes H.B. 2546

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

The body passed 10 bills today.

H. B. 2546 would allow an employer to charge a former employee a replacement fee for any property or supplies the employee was loaned or used while in the office if it is not returned when the employee leaves. The bill passed 26-8.

S. B. 473 would require insurance providers to cover the cost of the perscription drug Varenicline, also known as Chantax. The bill passes 33-1.

S. B. 288, S. B. 321, S. B. 397, S. B. 407, S. B. 408, S. B. 411, S. B. 469, and H. B. 2831 were all passed unanimously.  

 S. B. 36 was laid over for one day.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate adopted three resolutions today; S.R. 40, designating February 14, 2018, as Tiny Hearts Day, S.R. 41, designating February 14, 2018, as Arts Day, and S.R. 42, recognizing the contribution of car dealers to economy of West Virginia.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Pensions at 2:15 p.m. 451M

Agriculture and Rural Development at 2:15 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Finance at 9:30 a.m. 451M

 

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 02:44 PM

SB 267, HB 4407 Move Through House

The House convened at 11 a.m. today during the thirty-fifth day of session.

S. B. 62 - adjusting requirements for hiring school attendance directors - passed 86-14 in the House. The bill will be communicated to the Senate.

S. B. 267 - increasing salaries of certain state employees - passed 98-1 in the House. The House approved the bill to become effective July 1, 2018.

After rejection of proposed ammendments in yesterday's session to S.B. 267 that would have raised the salary increase of certain state employees more, many delegates said they were disapointed while voting for this bill. Other delegates said the increase they have come up with is the best that West Virginia can do for now, but hope to increase it in later years. 

H. B. 4009 - State Settlement and Recovered Funds Accountability Act - passed 90-7 in the House and was approved to become effective July 1, 2018.

H. B. 4407 - relating to eligibility for alternative program teacher certificate - passed the House 48-50.

Some delegates said they were concerned that passage of this H.B. 4407 would devalue teachers. The bill would remove the requirment that the person have an academic major or occupational area the same as or similar to subject matter he or she is being hired to teach.

Seven bills were read a second time and 12 others advanced to second reading.

Committees meeting today:

Health and Human Resources will have a public hearing at 3 p.m. in 215E regarding H.B. 4366 and H.B. 4390. The Committee will have a meeting following the hearing.

Political Subdivisions will meet at 3 p.m. in 434M.

Pensions will meet at 4 p.m. in 460M.

Committees meeting tomorrow morning:

Finance will meet at 9 a.m. in 460M.

Judiciary will meet at 9 a.m. in 410M.

Government Organization will meet at 9 a.m. in 215E.

Rules will meet at 10:45 a.m.

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:33 PM

Senate Passes H.B. 2612

 The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

H. B. 2612, was passed 32-1 with one member absent and is now awaiting a signature from the governor. The bill repeals §17c-14-1 which criminalizes leaving a vehicle unattended without stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the keys and setting the brake. If the vehicle is on a hill the wheels must also be turned toward the curb.

S. B. 290, S. B. 365, S. B. 375 and S. B. 446 were passed unanimously with one member absent.

S. B. 57 was passed unanimously with two members not votiong.

H. B. 2546 was laid over one day.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate adopted S.R. 38, designating February 13, 2018, as WV Child Care Association Celebrating Children and Families Day, and S.R. 39, designating week of February 11-17, 2018, as WV 211 Awareness Week.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Health and Human Resources at 1 p.m. 451M

Government Organization at 2 p.m. 208W

Education at 2 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3 p.m. 451M

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 03:08 PM

Six Bills Pass Through House

The House convened at 11 a.m. today during the thirty-fourth day of session.

H. B. 4142 - providing certain employees of the Division of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services, and West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority a salary adjustment - passed unanimously in the House.

H. B. 4320 - limiting the ability of an agent under a power of attorney to take self-benefiting actions - passed unanimously in the House.

H. B. 4380 - making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Agriculture - passed unanimously in the House and will be effective from passage.

H. B. 4381 - making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Education - passed unanimously in the House and will be effective from passage.

H. B. 4384 - making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Transportation - passed unanimously in the House and will be effective from passage.

H. B. 4386 - making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Health - Community Mental Health Services - passed unanimously in the House and will be effective from passage.

Second Reading:

First Reading:

Committees meeting today:

Education will meet at 3:45 p.m. in 434M.

Finance will meet at 3:45 p.m. in 460M.

Judciary will meet at 3:45 p.m. in 410M.

Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services will meet at 4 p.m. in 215E.

Roads and Transportation will meet at 5 p.m. in 215E.

Agriculture and Natural Resources will meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in 215E.

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 01:28 PM

Senate Passes Nine Bills, Honors the Life of Jan Vineyard

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

S. B. 368 would protect consumers against businesses using automatic purchase renewals without consent. It was passed unanimously with one senator absent.

S. B. 440 would establish the Library Facilities Improvement Fund and was also passed unanimously with one member absent.

S. B. 272S. B. 392, S. B. 427, S. B. 433, S. B. 464 and S. B. 468 were passed unanimously to the House.

S. B. 441 was passed 31-2 with one senator absent.

S. B. 290 was laid over for one day.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate adopted S.R. 36, memorializing the life of Jan Vineyard, with a unanimous roll call.

S.R. 37, celebrating the bicentennial of the City of Weston, was also adopted.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Natural Resources at 1:15 p.m. 208W

Banking and Insurance at 2 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3 p.m. 451M

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Friday, February 09, 2018 - 03:11 PM

Chanda Adkins Appointed to 31st District, Sworn-in

Chanda Adkins, R-Raleigh, was appointed to the House of Delegates Friday, Feb. 9.

Adkins is a pharmacist, business owner, licensed manicurist, substitute teacher and middle school girls’ basketball coach. While she already has so much on her plate, she will now represent the 31st District in the House. She fills a vacancy left by now Sen. Lynne Arvon, R-Raleigh.

Adkins was sworn-in by Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, with the help of her daughter, Leah. Adkins has two children, Leah and Mason, and is married to Brian Adkins.

She said the time since learning of her appointment has been stressful but she’s excited to serve the people of her district. She said it’s important to her to represent her constituents through faith and in her life.

 



Friday, February 09, 2018 - 01:56 PM

Senate Joint Resolution 12 Adopted by the Senate

The Senate Convened today at 11 a.m.

S. JR. 12 was adopted 25-9 and has been ordered to the house. The joint resolution states that under the W. Va. Constitution there is no constitutional right to have an abortion or for it to be funded. If the bill is adopted by the House it will appear on W. Va.'s general election ballot for the citizens to ratify.

S. B. 78, S. B. 271, S. B. 283S. B. 346, S. B. 379, S. B. 382, S. B. 395 and S. B. 404 were all passed unanimously.

S. B. 335 was passed 20-13-with one member not voting.

H. B. 4135 and H. B. 4146 were passed unanimously. The bills are awaiting a signature from the governor.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate adopted S.R. 34, designating February 9, 2018, as Corrections Day and S.R. 35 recognizing distinguished military service of Brigadier General John C. "Doc" Bahnsen, Jr. S.R. 34 was adopted via voice vote while the roll call was demanded for S.R. 35, which was adopted unanimously.

The Senate is adjourened until Monday at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Sub Committee on Fire Departments and EMS at 1:45 p.m. in the Senate Judiciary Conference Room

Pensions at 1:45 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 1:45 p.m. 208W

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Friday, February 09, 2018 - 01:03 PM

House passes six bills, sees first Senate bill

The House of Delegates convened on Friday to pass six bills and advance many others.

Members passed:

HB 4023, HB 4025, HB 4186, HB 4236, HB 4276 and HB 4410.

The House advanced House Bill 4142 which would give certain correctional officers a pay raise. Several Democrat members attempted to amend the bill, but all three were rejected. The bill advanced to third reading, and will be up for passage Monday.

Six other bills including a few supplimental appropriations were read a second time, with no amendments.

For the first time at the halfway point of session, the House read several Senate bills a first time - SB 62 and SB 267.

Senate Bill 267 is a bill that would give state employees a pay raise, including teachers, who currently would receive a two percent pay raise in the first year and a one percent for two years following.

Judiciary will re-convene this afternoon at 1 p.m. in 410M. Judiciary will then meet again in the House chamber at 8:30 a.m. for a public hearing on HB 4001 and again at 9:15 a.m. in 410M.

The Finance committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill 4140 at 10 a.m. in the House chamber.



Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 01:09 PM

House Moves HB 4332 and 4350

The House convened today at 11 a.m.

H. B. 4332 - relating to home peritoneal renal dialysis - passed 96-0 in the House. The bill will move to the Senate.

H. B. 4350 - eminating the regulation of upholstery - passed 65-31 in the House. It will now be communicated to the Senate.

Bills on second reading:

Bills on first reading:

Committees meeting today:

Senior Citizens Issues will meet at 2:30 p.m. in 215E.

Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse will meet at 3:30 p.m. in 215E.

Health and Human Resources will meet at 4 p.m. in 215E.

Judiciary Committee will have a public hearing, regarding H.B. 4268, tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in the House Chamber.

Finance will meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in 460M.

Education will meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. in 434M.

Government Organization will meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. in 215E.

The House is adjourned untill 11 a.m. tomorrow.

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Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 01:07 PM

House Bill 4020 Completes Legislative Action, S.JR. 12 Read for a Second Time

The Senate Convened today at 11 a.m.

The Senate heard from the House that they concured with the changes to H.B. 4020, making technical corrections in the code when referencing chapter 49. The bill is now awaiting the governor's signature.

There were no bills on third reading today. The body read 12 bills for a second time.

S. JR. 12, No Constitutional Right to Abortion, says that nothing in the W. Va. constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.

S. B. 346 would permit full-time nonresident students purchase lifetime resident hunting, trapping and fishing licenses.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate adopted S.R. 32, honoring heroic actions of Brooke County Deputy Sheriffs Devin C. Baker, Kristen L. Richmond and Shane S. Siranovic, and S.R. 33, recognizing WV School of Osteopathic Medicine for excellence in medical education.

Also adopted by the body was S.C.R 1, naming the US Army SGT Denver E. Short Memorial Road, and S.C.R. 12, naming the US Army SP4 Darrell Gregory Triplett Memorial Bridge.

The Senate is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow

Committees meeting today:

Health and Human Resources at 1 p.m. 451M

Energy, Industry and Mining at 1 p.m. 208W

Education at 2 p.m. 451M

Government Organization at 2 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Government Organization at 9:30 a.m. 208W

Sub Committee on Fire Departments and EMS directly following the floor session in 208W

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 01:12 PM

House Passes Bills, HR 5 Adopted

The House convened today at 11 a.m.

H. B. 2654 - expanding county commissions’ ability to dispose of county or district property - passed 97-1 in the House.

H. B. 3020 - relating to criminal penalties for the offenses of hunting, trapping or fishing on the lands of another person - passed 96-2 in the House.

H. B. 4156 - establishing the qualifications of full and part time nursing school faculty members - passed 96-0 in the House. The bill was also approved to become effective from passage. 

H. B. 4175 - preventing requirement that an advanced practice registered nurse participate in a collaborative relationship to obtain payment - passed 97-2 in the House.

H. B. 4178 - permitting certain portions of certified nurse aide training to be provided through distance learning technologies - passed 94-1 in the House.

H. B. 4275 - relating to the law-enforcement authority of the director and officers of the division of protective services - passed 97-0 in the House.

House Resolution 5 - requesting the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) Finance Board maintain its current financial plan for the coming year - was adopted, 97-1, in the House today.

H. B. 4359 - relating to the removal of animals left unattended in motor vehicles - passed 96-1 in the House.

H. B. 4332 - relating to home peritoneal renal dialysis - was read a second time in the House.

H. B. 4350 - Eliminating the regulation of upholstery - was read a second time.

Bills on first reading:

Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security will meet today at 1:15 p.m. in 434M.

Finance will meet today at 2 p.m. in 460M.

Judiciary will meet today at 2 p.m. in 410M.

Banking and Insurance will meet tomorrow at 10 a.m. in 215E.

Small Business will meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. in 434M.

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Senate Passes Four Bills

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

S. B. 141, expanding county assessment and collection of head tax on breeding cows, passed unanimously with two members absent.

S. B. 230, authorizing Department of Commerce promulgate legislative rules, passed unanimously with two members absent.

S. B. 361, relating to treatment supervision under Drug Offender Accountability and Treatment Act, passed unanimously with two members absent.

S. B. 371, relating to proceedings for voluntary custody for examination, passed unanimously with two members absent.

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate also passed S. R. 30, designating February 7, 2018, as Veterans Visibility Day, and S.R. 31, designating February 7, 2018, as Go Red for Women Day.

The Senate is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Committees meeting today:

Economic Development at 1 p.m. 208W

Agriculture and Rural Development at 2 p.m. 208W

Pensions at 2 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3 p.m. 451M

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Finance at 9:30 a.m. 451M

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 01:44 PM

Senate Bill 393 Passes to the House

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

The body passed Senate Bill 393 which adds two new appointed positions to the WV Racing Commission, tourism and veterinary services. This will change the number of appointees on the commission to five. The current three members will retain their position and be named the representative of thoroughbred racing, greyhound racing, and casinos respectively based on their experience and training. It was passed unanimously with four members absent.

S. B. 102, S. B. 181, S. B. 244, S. B. 425, and S. B. 462 were all passed unanimously with four members absent and sent to the House for further consideration.

S. B. 430 was reccomended to the Senate Committee on Rules.  

S. B. 463 was passed 27-3 with four members absent.

H. B. 4013 was passed unanimolusly and is awaiting for the House to concur.

Bills on Second Reading:

The Senate passed Senate Resolution  28, designating February 6, 2018, as West Virginia State University Day, and S.R. 29, congratulating Hurricane High School boys' soccer team.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Heath and Human Resources at 1 p.m. 451M

Energy, Industry, and Mining at 1 p.m. 208W

Education at 2 p.m. 451M

Government Organization at 2 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 451M

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Sub committee for S.B. 369 at 9 a.m. 208W

Worforce at 10 a.m. 208W

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›› Senate Passes S.B. 398, Amends S.B. 415 to Help Fund PEIA
Friday, 02/16/18 - 04:13 PM
›› House Completes Legislative Action on Six Approproation Bills, Passes PEIA Freeze Fix
Friday, 02/16/18 - 12:53 PM
›› Senate Passes Opiod Reduction Act
Thursday, 02/15/18 - 08:17 PM
›› Senate Takes First Step Towards Big Changes in the Judicial Branch



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