Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/01/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 23rd Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 25: Jeffrey Alan Clovis Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 26: US Marine Corps SSG Beecher J. Rhoades Memorial Bridge THIRD READING

  • Eng. 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 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (With right to amend) (original similar to HB 2580)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing
  • Com. Sub. for SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag
  • Com. Sub. for SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal actions at Salem Correctional Center


  • Com. Sub. for SB 209: Defining term "veteran" as it relates to veteran-owned business
  • Com. Sub. for SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board
  • Com. Sub. for SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and benefits
  • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel
  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council
  • Com. Sub. for SB 429: Relating to monitoring inmate communications
  • Com. Sub. for SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General's office carry firearms
  • Com. Sub. for SB 445: Amending definition of "abused child" (original similar to HB 2758)

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

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

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts

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

  • SB 486: Relating to health care provider taxes
  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas
  • SB 339: Creating legislative coalition on chronic pain management
  • SB 360: Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management
  • SB 193: Prohibiting smoking of tobacco products in motor vehicle when person 16 years old or younger is present

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

  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General
  • SB 350: Allowing licensed professional counselors be issued temporary permit
  • SB 253: Relating to licensing requirements for physicians and osteopathic physicians in WV
  • SB 441: Establishing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program

    2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • Presentation on the State Aid Funding Formula: Amy Willard, Executive Director of School Finance

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • TBA

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • SB 495: Relating to regulation of events by State Athletic Commission (Blair; Gov Org)
  • SB 496: Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers (Gaunch; Judiciary)
  • SB 497: Relating to liability for physicians who provide services at school athletic events (Stollings; Judiciary)
  • SB 498: Dedicating five-tenths percent annual severance tax on Marcellus and Utica natural gas to retired public employees (Stollings; Finance)
  • SB 499: Creating Debt Resolution Services Division in Auditor's office (Weld; Gov Org)
  • SB 500: Relating to Medicaid fraud and abuse (Trump, Boley, Clements, Cline, Ferns, Maynard, Rucker, Weld; Gov Org then Judiciary)
  • SR 28: Designating March 2, 2017, as All Kinds Are Welcome Here Day (Palumbo)
  • SR 29: Recognizing WV Association of Retired School Employees for dedicated public service (Miller)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Economic Development

  • SB 61: Providing consumers sales and service tax and use tax exemption for certain services and tangible personal Property sold for repair, remodeling and maintenance of aircraft
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 76: Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act
  • Removed from Wednesday’s agenda


  • SB 27: Permitting sale of home-based, micro-processed foods at farmers markets
  • Passed; to Health & Human Resources

  • SB 283: Creating Food Production Act (discussion of bill only)
  • Bill is continued to next meeting


  • SB 392: Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 393: Relating to administration of municipal pensions
  • Bill is laid over to next meeting


  • HB 2318: Relating generally to human trafficking
  • Amended version passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 442: Relating generally to crimes against persons
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 456: Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 411: Relating to prime contractor's responsibility for wages and benefits
  • Removed from Wednesday’s agenda

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (45)

  • SB 5: Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • 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 125: Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • 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 (House Roads & Transportation)
  • 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 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • SB 214: Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (House Judiciary)
  • 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 225: Allowing magistrates to conduct proceeding for temporary emergency protective order dealing with temporary custody by family court (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (3rd Reading in House)
  • 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 261: Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 321: Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB (House Finance)
  • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 345: Allowing certain hunting and trapping on private lands on Sundays (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections (House Government Organization)
  • SB 426: Repealing DNR legislative rule on litter control grant program (House Judiciary)

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

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