Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/15/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 13: US Army CPL James Russell Carter Memorial Road
  • SCR 14: US Army PVT Oren J. 'Junior' Johnson Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 15: Herbert 'Herb' Linkous Bridge


  • Eng. SB 174: Exempting transportation of household goods from PSC jurisdiction


  • Com. Sub. for SB 127: Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2230)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 230: Relating to WV officials carrying concealed firearm nationwide
  • Com. Sub. for SB 233: Excluding from protection oral communications uttered in child care center under Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act (original similar to HB 2505)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 116: Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction rule relating to law-enforcement training and certification standards (original similar to HB 2252)
  • SB 172: Eliminating salary for Water Development Authority board members
  • SB 215: Allowing county commissions authority to amend proposed rates, fees and charges proposed by public service districts
  • Com. Sub. for SB 247: Authorizing prosecuting attorney designate and deliver grand jury records for investigative purposes
  • Com. Sub. for SB 248: Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations

  • Scheduled Committee Meetings

    9:30 a.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Attorney General

    1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources (451M)

  • SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting
  • SB 40: Requiring inclusion of protocols for response to after-school emergencies in school crisis response plans
  • SB 187: Providing for confidentiality of patients' medical records
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs
  • SB 37: Raising legal age for purchase of tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products to 21

    1 p.m.: Energy, Industry and Mining (208W)

  • SB 106: DEP rule relating to various permits
  • SB 110: DEP rule relating to emission standards for hazardous air pollutants
  • SB 111: DEP rule relating to ambient air quality standards.
  • SB 112: DEP rule relating to voluntary remediation and redevelopment.
  • SB 113: DEP rule relating to awarding of matching grants for local litter control

    2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • Agenda TBA

    2 p.m.: Government Organization (208W)

  • SB 204: Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses
  • SB 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities
  • SB 190: Eliminating bidders' preference for in-state vendors on state contracts
  • SB 48: Including rebuttable presumptions in certain cases for firefighters with regard to workers' compensation
  • SB 74: Allowing fire departments to charge fees for service calls
  • SB 228: Relating to workers compensation disability and death benefits
  • SB 241: Creating WV Volunteer Fire and Rescue Act of 2017
  • SB 328: Allowing surcharge for certain fire-related cleanup and demolition

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • SB 329: Addressing increase of fentanyl, fentanyl derivatives and analogs in state
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act
  • SB 331: Exempting heating oil for residential use from motor fuel excise tax
  • SB 332: Requiring DMV refuse motor vehicle registration renewal for failure to pay child support
  • SB 333: Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Database
  • SB 334: Creating felony offense of aggravated cruelty to animals
  • SB 335: Repealing consumers sales and service tax, use tax and personal income tax
  • SB 336: Increasing number of limited video lottery machines retailer may have
  • SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register
  • SB 338: Relating to medical professional liability
  • SB 339: Creating legislative coalition on chronic pain management
  • SCR 16: Urging WV congressional delegation require DHHR renegotiate state Medicaid expansion contracts
  • SR 14: Designating February 16, 2017, as WV Homeschool Day

    Committee Action on Bills from Wednesday, February 15, 2017


  • SB 191: Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades
  • Passed; to Finance

  • Com. Sub. for SB 222: Providing disqualification for unemployment benefits for individual who left or lost job as result of strike
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    Economic Development

  • SB 238: Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting; committee awaiting a fiscal note

    Agriculture and Rural Development

  • SB 25: Creating farm-to-food bank tax credit
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 27: Permitting sale of home-based, micro-processed foods at farmers markets
  • Bill is laid over one week


  • Com. Sub. for SB 134: Authorizing Bureau of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (Bundle includes SB 132: Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training rule relating to certification, recertification and training of EMT-Miners and certification of EMT-M instructors; SB 133: DNR rule relating to revocation of hunting and fishing licenses; SB 134: DNR rule relating to point system for revocation of hunting – repeal; SB 135: DNR rule relating to special waterfowl hunting; SB 136: DNR rule relating to commercial sale of wildlife; SB 137: DNR rule relating to miscellaneous permits and licenses)
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 249: Relating to information required in abstract of judgment
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 202: Limiting pawnbrokers from purchasing gift cards as pawn
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    ** Committee times and agendas are subject to change

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