Member's Press Release

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


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017 – 24th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • 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)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing
  • Com. Sub. for SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (With right to amend) (original similar to HB 2580)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag
  • Eng. 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)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities (original similar to HB 2583)
  • SB 392: Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System
  • Com. Sub. for SB 442: Relating generally to crimes against persons
  • Com. Sub. for SB 456: Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases (original similar to HB 2732)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2318: Relating generally to human trafficking (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

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

  • SB185: Allowing spending units designate fund into which proceeds from sale of surplus property must be deposited
  • SB 365: Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund

    10 a.m.: Confirmations (208W)

  • Interview: Cheryl Schreiber, for member, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Board of Governors (for term ending June 30, 2020)
  • Interview: Gayle C. Manchin, for Secretary, Department of Education and the Arts (to serve at will and pleasure of the Governor)

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • TBA

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Friday, March 3, 2017

  • SB 501: Relating to WV Economic Development Authority (Gaunch; Economic Development then Government Organization)
  • SB 502: Authorizing WV National Guard contract persons to perform specialized technical services (FN) (Jeffries, Beach, Boso, Facemire, Karnes, Mann, Miller, Ojeda, Prezioso, Romano, Smith, Stollings, Swope, Sypolt, Takubo, Unger, Weld; Gov Org)
  • SB 503: Establishing Library Facilities Improvement Fund (Plymale, Stollings; Finance)
  • SB 504: Defining "special aircraft property" (FN) (Hall, Boso, Prezioso, Facemire, Mann, Romano, Smith, Sypolt; Finance)
  • SB 505: Providing five-year reclamation period following completion of well pads for horizontal wells (Smith, Sypolt; Energy)
  • SB 506: Exempting DNR police pension benefits from state income taxes (FN) (Weld, Boso; Finance)
  • SB 507: Allowing pharmacists inform customers about lower cost alternatives to prescribed drugs (Cline, Maynard, Ojeda, Rucker, Smith, Swope; Banking & Insurance then Judiciary)
  • SB 508: Providing cost-of-living adjustment to certain PERS and State Teachers Retirement System employees (Romano, Facemire, Jeffries, Miller, Ojeda; Pensions then Finance)
  • SB 509: Updating fee structure provisions for broker-dealers, agents and investment advisers (Weld; Finance)
  • SB 510: Eliminating requirement of no prior or subsequent conviction in order to have criminal conviction expunged (Hall; Judiciary)
  • SB 511: [By Request of the Executive] Relating generally to higher education governance (FN) (Education then Finance)
  • SB 512: Requiring disclosure of attorney source payment in certain administrative hearings (Romano, Facemire, Jeffries, Miller, Ojeda; Judiciary)
  • SB 513: Increasing state employees' pay over two-year period (FN) (Romano, Facemire, Jeffries, Miller, Ojeda; Finance)
  • SB 514: Providing special license plate for realtors (Cline, Maynard, Ojeda, Rucker, Smith, Swope, Sypolt; Transportation & Infrastructure)
  • SB 515: Relating to parole requirements for hearings and release (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 516: Establishing DOC responsibility for costs of housing and maintaining inmate (Trump; Judiciary)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

  • SB 486: Relating to health care provider taxes
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 339: Creating legislative coalition on chronic pain management
  • Passed; to Gov Org

  • SB 360: Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management
  • Passed; to Gov Org

  • SB 193: Prohibiting smoking of tobacco products in motor vehicle when person 16 years old or younger is present
  • Passed; to Judiciary

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

  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 350: Allowing licensed professional counselors be issued temporary permit
  • No action taken; bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 253: Relating to licensing requirements for physicians and osteopathic physicians in WV
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 441: Establishing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 338: Relating to medical professional liability
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 358: Allowing timeshare entity to foreclose upon its statutory lien
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 173: Relating to autocycles
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Thursday, March 2, 2017 (45)

  • SB 5: Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases (House Judiciary)
  • SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (House Judiciary)
  • 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 Judiciary)
  • 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 (House Government Organization)
  • 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 (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 Senate concurrence)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • 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 (House Government Organization)
  • SB 345: Allowing certain hunting and trapping on private lands on Sundays (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers (House Government Organization)
  • SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act (House Health & Human Resources)
  • 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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