Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/21/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 18: US Marine CPL Walter Vincent Filipek Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 19: Blue Demon Bridge


  • Eng. SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (original similar to HB 2460)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (original similar to HB 2435, HB 2575, HB 2582)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 242: Relating to school calendars (original similar to HB 2412, HB 2584)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities
  • Com. Sub. for SB 240: Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual images
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act


  • SB 41: Extending time person may be subject to probation (original similar to HB 2607)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 113: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule awarding matching grants for litter control programs (original similar to HB 2229)
  • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    10 a.m.: Workforce (208W)

  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and benefits
  • SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities

    1 p.m.: Economic Development (208W)

  • SB 238: Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures
  • SB 341: Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit

    2 p.m.: Agriculture and Rural Development (208W)

  • Originating Senate Joint Resolution: Right to Farm and Ranch
  • SB 399: Establishing personal and corporate income tax credits for farmers donating edible agricultural products

    2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • SB 321: Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB
  • SB 354: Relating to municipalities' policemen and firemen pension plans
  • SB 355: Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits from plans administered by the CPRB
  • SB 371: Requiring CPRB adopt smoothing method regarding gains and losses on Teachers Retirement System Fund Assets

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Administration
  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Commerce

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • TBA

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • SB 387: Creating Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention and Recovery Fund Act
  • SB 388: Relating to dangerous weapons
  • SB 389: Creating exemption from certificate of need for services and equipment purchased for use in private physician offices
  • SB 390: Relating to practice of medicine and telemedicine
  • SB 391: Establishing call-in center for Bureau for Public Health for state residents to receive assistance with health care
  • SB 392: Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System
  • SB 393: Relating to administration of municipal pensions
  • SB 394: Relating generally to applied associate of science degrees targeting workforce needs
  • SB 395: Relating to WV Health Care Authority
  • SB 396: Setting forth how minerals are to be valued
  • SB 397: Granting immunity to health care providers
  • SB 398: Creating Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act
  • SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees
  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council
  • SB 401: Allowing county board of education base employment decisions on individual's qualifications
  • SB 402: Relating to covenants not to compete between physicians and hospitals
  • SB 403: Increasing amount of retirement income excluded from certain retired public employees' state personal income taxes
  • SB 404: Reducing state income tax liability for certain retired public employees
  • SR 18: Designating week of March 5-11, 2017, as MS Awareness Week

    Committee Action on Bills from Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Transportation and Infrastructure

  • SB 210: Providing for fair distribution of costs for county development by authorizing assessment and collection of fees
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 164: Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 173: Relating to Autocycles
  • Passed; to Judiciary


  • SB 209: Defining term "veteran" as it relates to veteran-owned business
  • Passed; to Government Organization

  • SB 257: Relating to Civil Air Patrol leave and protection of employees performing missions
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General
  • Passed; to Government Organization

    Health and Human Resources

  • SB 121: DHHR rule relating to medication-assisted opioid treatment programs.
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 122: DHHR rule relating to medication-assisted treatment, office-based medication-assisted treatment.
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    Energy, Industry and Mining

  • SB 16: Repealing section related to wind power projects
  • Bill has been laid over until Thursday’s meeting


  • SB 18: Requiring ACT and ACT Aspire to be used as comprehensive statewide student assessment
  • Bill has been referred to subcommittee

  • SB 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Government Organization

  • SB 204: Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses
  • Committee substitute passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register
  • Passed; to Judiciary


  • SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring
  • Amended committee substitute passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 80: Equalizing criminal penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day
  • Committee substitute passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 281: Increasing number of limited video lottery machines retailer may have
  • Committee substitute passed; to Finance

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (18)

  • SB 116: Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction rule relating to law-enforcement training and certification standards (House Government Organization)
  • SB 127: Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 134: Authorizing Bureau of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 151: Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 169: Repealing article providing assistance to Korea and Vietnam veterans exposed to certain chemical defoliants (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 170: Repealing state hemophilia program (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 171: Repealing Programs of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 172: Eliminating salary for Water Development Authority board members (House Government Organization)
  • SB 174: Exempting transportation of household goods from PSC jurisdiction (House Government Organization)
  • SB 176: Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetes (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 202: Relating to pawnbrokers generally (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 215: Allowing county commissions authority to amend proposed rates, fees and charges proposed by public service districts (House Political Subdivisions)
  • SB 230: Relating to certain WV officials carrying concealed firearm nationwide (House Judiciary)
  • SB 233: Excluding from protection oral communications uttered in child care center under Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 237: Repealing obsolete rules of Department of Revenue (House Judiciary)
  • SB 247: Authorizing prosecuting attorney designate and deliver grand jury records for investigative purposes (House Judiciary)
  • SB 248: Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations (House Judiciary)
  • SB 249: Relating to information required in abstract of judgment (Pending House introduction)

    ** Committee times and agendas are subject to change**

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