Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/27/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 21st Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 23: Johnny O'Dell Linville Memorial Bridge


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 125: Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2261)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 214: Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act
  • Eng. SB 321: Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB (original similar to HB 2604)
  • Eng. SB 426: Repealing DNR legislative rule on litter control grant program


  • Com. Sub. for SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (original similar to HB 2692)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 5: Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases
  • Com. Sub. for SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (original similar to SB 218)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services
  • Com. Sub. for SB 225: Allowing magistrates to conduct proceeding for temporary emergency protective order dealing with temporary custody by family court
  • Com. Sub. for SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (original similar to HB 2580)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 261: Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor
  • Com. Sub. for SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 345: Allowing hunting and trapping on Sundays
  • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers
  • Com. Sub. for SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    10 a.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure (451M)

  • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel
  • SB 343: Prohibiting transportation network company drivers from soliciting rides or occupying designated cab stands

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

  • SB 60: Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance
  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas
  • SB 333: Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Database
  • SB 339: Creating legislative coalition on chronic pain management
  • SB 360: Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management

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

  • SB 209: Defining term "veteran" as it relates to veteran-owned business
  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General
  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council
  • SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board

    2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 186: Adjusting date when children become eligible for certain school programs and school attendance requirements

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General's office carry firearms
  • SB 429: Eliminating need for court order prior to receiving records or copies of inmate communications
  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and benefits

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • SB 458: Eliminating need for certain power-generating facilities to obtain siting certificates from PSC (Smith, Sypolt; Energy then Gov Org)
  • SB 459: Including "In God We Trust" license plate on statutory list of special license plates (FN) (Boso; Transportation & Infrastructure then Finance)
  • SB 460: Replacing 48-hour stickers with 60-day registration plates (FN) (Boley, Blair; Transportation & Infrastructure then Finance)
  • SB 461: Exempting WV State Police from state purchasing requirements (FN) (Hall; Gov Org then Finance)
  • SB 462: Exempting military retirement benefits from personal income tax (FN) (Jeffries, Boso, Karnes, Miller, Prezioso, Romano, Rucker, Stollings, Swope; Military then Finance)
  • SB 463: Eliminating WV Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Program (FN) (Palumbo, Gaunch, Plymale, Prezioso, Takubo, Trump, Woelfel; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 464: Eliminating taxation on annuity consideration received by life insurer (FN) (Hall; Finance)
  • SB 465: Relating to medical professional liability (Takubo; Judiciary)
  • SB 466: Calculating state share of gross profits from limited video lottery revenues at 50 percent (Blair, Trump; Finance)
  • SB 467: Removing restrictions on maximum wager per limited video lottery game and bill denominations accepted by video lottery terminals (Blair, Trump; Finance)
  • SB 468: Removing restrictions on where traditional lottery games may be played (FN) (Blair, Trump; Finance)
  • SB 469: Prohibiting waste of game animals, birds or fish (Takubo, Jeffries, Maynard; Natural Resources then Judiciary)
  • SB 470: Creating visitation rights for certain great-grandparents (Stollings; Judiciary)
  • SB 471: Relating to state ownership of wildlife (Maynard; Natural Resources then Judiciary)
  • SB 472: Permitting bear hunting with guides (Maynard; Natural Resources)
  • SB 473: Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers (Maynard; Natural Resources)
  • SB 474: Exempting names of licensed hunters from public disclosure (Maynard; Natural Resources then Judiciary)
  • SB 475: Creating incentives for hiring and retaining correctional officers (FN) (Ojeda, Facemire, Jeffries, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Swope; Gov Org then Finance)
  • SB 476: [By Request of the Executive] Expiring funds from Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund to General Revenue (Finance)
  • SB 477: [By Request of the Executive] Increasing State Road Fund by raising DMV fees and motor fuel excise taxes (FN) (Transportation & Infrastructure then Finance)
  • SB 478: [By Request of the Executive] Relating generally to severance taxes on producing coal (FN) (Energy then Finance)
  • SB 479: Relating to Sunday sales of liquor by retail licensees (Blair, Rucker; Gov Org then Finance)
  • SB 480: Authorizing local government adopt energy efficiency partnership programs (Blair; Gov Org)
  • SB 481: Relating to municipal courts notifying DMV of person's failure to appear and pay costs (Blair; Gov Org)
  • SB 482: [By Request of the Executive] Relating generally to WV Parkways Authority (FN) (Transportation & Infrastructure then Finance)
  • SB 483: [By Request of the Executive] Imposing license tax on successful bidders for road construction contracts (Transportation & Infrastructure then Finance)
  • SB 484: [By Request of the Executive] Relating generally to taxation (Finance)
  • SCR 24: US Army PFC Joe Messe, Sr., Memorial Bridge (Romano, Facemire)
  • SR 24: Congratulating Chapmanville Lady Tigers Softball team for winning 2016 Class AA state championship (Stollings)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Monday, February 27, 2017

    Select Committee on Tax Reform

  • SB 335: Repealing consumers sales and service tax, use tax and personal income tax
  • Abstract and bill discussed; bill laid over to next meeting.

    Natural Resources

  • SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 28: Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authorities
  • Passed; to Gov Org

    Banking and Insurance

  • SB 344: Relating to application of payments on consumer credit sales and loans
  • Passed; to Finance


  • SB 212: Removing DMV from administering license suspension and revocation in cases of individuals charged with DUI
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal actions at Salem Correctional Center
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Monday, February 27, 2017 (32)

  • SB 41: Extending time person may be subject to probation (House Judiciary)
  • SB 80: Equalizing criminal penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 113: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule awarding matching grants for litter control programs (House Judiciary)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • SB 151: Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 164: Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 169: Repealing article providing assistance to Korea and Vietnam veterans exposed to certain chemical defoliants (House Finance)
  • SB 170: Repealing state hemophilia program (House Finance)
  • SB 171: Repealing Programs of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (House Finance)
  • 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 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities (House Government Organization)
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 202: Relating to pawnbrokers generally (House Judiciary)
  • SB 204: Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses (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 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (House Judiciary)
  • SB 230: Relating to certain WV officials carrying concealed firearm nationwide (House Judiciary)
  • SB 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 240: Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual images (House Judiciary)
  • SB 242: Relating to school calendars (House Education)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections (Pending House introduction)

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