Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/06/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017 – 27th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 209: Defining term "veteran" as it relates to veteran-owned business
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and benefits
  • Com. Sub. for SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (With right to amend) (original similar to HB 2580)
  • Eng. SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel
  • Eng. SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 429: Relating to monitoring inmate communications
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General's office carry firearms
  • Eng. 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)


  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas
  • Com. Sub. for SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General
  • Com. Sub. for SB 338: Relating to medical professional liability (original similar to HB 2682, HB 2757)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 358: Relating generally to trustee sale of timeshare estates (original similar to HB 2782)

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    9 a.m.: Select Committee on Tax Reform (451M)

  • Presentation on SB 335 Fiscal Note by Mark Muchow, Deputy Secretary at West Virginia Department of Revenue
  • SB 335: Repealing consumers sales and service tax, use tax and personal income tax

    10 a.m.: Confirmations (208W)

  • Interview: Laura Lively, for member, Massage Therapy Licensure Board (for the term ending June 30, 2017)
  • Interview: T. Bart Willis, for member, School Building Authority (for the term ending July 31, 2019)
  • Interview: Jo Marie Chandler, for member, Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (for term ending January 1, 2023)
  • Interview: Belinda Biafore, for member, Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (for the term ending January 1, 2023)
  • Consideration of Senate Executive Message No. 3-T, Nominations

    1 p.m.: Natural Resources (208W)

  • SB 469: Prohibiting waste of game animals, birds or fish
  • SB 471: Relating to state ownership of wildlife
  • SB 473: Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers
  • SB 474: Exempting names of licensed hunters from public disclosure

    2 p.m.: Banking and Insurance (451M)

  • SB 168: Relating to surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies to fund volunteer fire departments
  • SB 434: Relating to WV Insurance Guaranty Association Act

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • TBA

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Parkways Authority

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Monday, March 6, 2017

  • SB 517: Permitting ABCC appointees or employees carry firearms after completing training (FN) (Ojeda, Azinger, Cline, Karnes, Prezioso, Rucker, Stollings; Judiciary)
  • SB 518: Creating Returning Veterans and Displaced Miners Job Act (Ojeda, Azinger, Beach, Facemire, Jeffries, Romano, Smith, Swope; Military then Gov Org)
  • SB 519: Amending WV Nurse Overtime and Patient Safety Act (Ojeda, Beach, Facemire, Jeffries, Romano, Rucker, Stollings; Judiciary)
  • SB 520: Relating to in-state resident tuition rates for certain reserve members (Weld; Military then Education)
  • SB 521: Relating generally to Public Defender Services (FN) (Trump; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 522: Relating to audit procedures for pharmacy benefits managers (Gaunch, Ferns; Banking & Insurance)
  • SB 523: Converting to biweekly pay cycle for state employees (Weld; Gov Org)
  • SB 524: Relating to WV academic standards (Rucker, Azinger, Blair, Boley, Boso, Clements, Cline, Ferns, Gaunch, Hall, Karnes, Mann, Maroney, Maynard, Mullins, Ojeda, Smith, Swope, Sypolt, Takubo, Trump; Education)
  • SB 525: Establishing education savings accounts for WV students (FN) (Maynard; Education then Finance)
  • SCR 27: US Air Force Senior Airman Luke Christopher Wamsley Memorial Bridge (Boso)
  • SR 30: Designating month of March as American Red Cross Month (Romano)
  • SR 31: Recognizing contributions of southern WV to entire state (Stollings, Ojeda)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Friday, March 3, 2017


  • SB185: Allowing spending units designate fund into which proceeds from sale of surplus property must be deposited
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 365: Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • SB 206: Expanding definition of "kidnapping" to include taking or gaining custody of, confining or concealing person by force
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 219: Relating to conspiracy to commit crimes under Uniform Controlled Substances Act
  • Removed from agenda

  • SB 220: Relating to offenses and penalties under Uniform Controlled Substances Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Friday, March 3, 2017 (48)

  • SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (1st Reading on 3/6)
  • 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 (1st Reading on 3/6 )
  • 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 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 426: Repealing DNR legislative rule on litter control grant program (House Judiciary)
  • SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal action at Salem Correction Center (Pending House introduction)

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