Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/14/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – 35th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 35: Urging Congress reassess federal definition of industrial hemp
  • SCR 36: Requesting study of potential alternatives to current recycling methods for municipalities
  • SCR 37: Urging DOT use existing signage on highways to display appropriate highway safety messages


  • Eng. SB 25: Creating farm-to-food bank tax credit (original similar to HB 2821)
  • Eng. SB 256: Relating to prohibiting aiding and abetting of sexual abuse by school personnel (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. SB 326: Requiring Department of Defense family advocacy groups be notified about abuse or neglect of military member's child
  • Eng. SB 364: Incorporating changes to Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 440: Relating to use of Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority funds
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 455: Relating generally to commitment of persons to custody of Commissioner of Corrections (original similar to HB 2747)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2167: Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2542: Relating to public higher education personnel
  • Eng. HB 2590: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
  • Eng. HB 2594: Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act


  • SB 28: Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authorities (Amend. and title amend. pending) (original similar to HB2697)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 187: Providing for confidentiality of patients' medical records
  • Com. Sub. for SB 255: Relating to filling vacancies on county commissions and other county offices
  • Com. Sub. for SB 302: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Division of Human Services (original similar to HB 2500)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 303: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to DHHR (original similar to HB 2640)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 306: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Workforce West Virginia (original similar to HB 2499)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 454: Providing more efficient collection and submission of state moneys received from court transactions or court services (original similar to HB 2731, HB 2737)
  • SB 466: Calculating state share of gross profits from limited video lottery revenues at 50 percent
  • Com. Sub. for SB 497: Relating to liability for health care providers who provide services at school athletic events
  • Com. Sub. for SB 531: Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration


  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 186: Adjusting date when children become eligible for certain school programs and school attendance requirements (original similar to HB 2478)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 192: Relating generally to licensed surveyors
  • Com. Sub. for SB 413: Relating to bids on government construction contracts
  • Com. Sub. for SB 471: Relating to state ownership of wildlife
  • Com. Sub. for SB 474: Exempting names of licensed hunters from public disclosure
  • SB 495: Relating to regulation of events by State Athletic Commission
  • SB 524: Relating to WV academic standards
  • SB 536: Authorizing tracking of wounded or injured bear or deer
  • Com. Sub. for SB 575: Limiting nuisance actions against shooting ranges for noise

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

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

  • SB 15: Eliminating sunset on DOH public-private partnerships
  • SB 477: Increasing State Road Fund by raising DMV fees and motor fuel excise taxes
  • Originating Senate Bill: Relating to increasing fines for certain traffic violations

    Senate Concurrent Resolutions

  • SCR 5: US Army PFC John Ira Pinkerman Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 8: Donnie Adkins Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 11: USMC Lance Corporal Edwin Russell 'Snook' Danhart Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 14: US Army PVT Oren J. "Junior" Johnson Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 17: John Hancock Hall Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 18: US Marine CPL Walter Vincent Filipek Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 21: US Army CPL Daniel Frederick Mehringer Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 22: Walter E. Swiger Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 28: US Army SPC4 Randall W. Arbogast Memorial Road
  • SCR 15: Herbert "Herb" Linkous Bridge
  • SCR 19: Blue Demon Bridge

    1 p.m.: Energy, Industry and Mining (208W)

  • SB 582: Relating generally to coal mining, coal mining safety and environment protection

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

  • SB 457: Eliminating WV Health Care Authority
  • SB 36: Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists
  • SB 27: Relating to microprocessor permit

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

  • SB 500: Relating to Medicaid fraud and abuse
  • SB 523: Converting to biweekly pay cycle for state employees
  • SB 453: Adding classification and base salaries of certain civilian employees of WV State Police Forensic Laboratory
  • SB 480: Authorizing local government adopt energy efficiency partnership programs
  • SB 412: Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements

    2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 537: Relating to exemptions from mandated immunizations
  • SB 527: Relating to traumatic brain injury

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2028: Relating to the venue for suits and other actions against the state
  • SB 581: Relating generally to administration of trusts
  • SB 308: Clarifying administrative and law-enforcement activities of DNR police officers are important to conservation and management of state's fish and wildlife
  • SB 554: Relating to false swearing in legislative proceeding
  • SB 559: Relating to limited video lottery

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 437: Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund
  • SB 486: Relating to Health Care provider taxes
  • SB 547: Modifying fees paid to Secretary of State
  • SB 565: Authorizing City of South Charleston levy special district excise tax

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Tuesday, March 14, 2017

  • SB 597: Relating to procurement of technical infrastructure (Blair; Gov Org)
  • SB 598: Allowing Tax Commissioner perform background investigations on employees and contractors (Hall; Gov Org)
  • SB 599: Requiring transfer of juvenile to correctional facility or regional jail on age 18 (FN) (Miller, Beach, Jeffries, Karnes, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Stollings, Unger; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 600: Relating generally to accredited academic hospitals (Gaunch, Palumbo, Stollings, Takubo; Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 601: Adjusting limits on consumer loans for which certain finance charges may be imposed (Gaunch; Banking & Insurance then Judiciary)
  • SB 602: Creating uniform system of recording and indexing fictitious names used by sole proprietors (Blair; Gov Org)
  • SB 603: Authorizing method for collection and remittance of property taxes on dealers' heavy equipment inventory (Gaunch; Judiciary)
  • SB 604: Terminating Licensed Racetrack Modernization Fund after obligations paid (FN) (Azinger, Cline, Mullins; Finance)
  • SR 35: Congratulating Wirt High School wrestling team for 2017 Class A state championship (Boley)
  • SR 36: Designating March 14, 2017, at WV State University Day (Gaunch, Jeffries)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Monday, March 13, 2017

    Select Committee on Tax Reform

  • SB 335: Repealing consumers sales and service tax, use tax and personal income tax
  • Passed; to Finance

    Natural Resources

  • SB 380: Creating 2-year pilot program to allow all-terrain or recreational vehicles in Cabwaylingo State Forest
  • Passed; to Government Organization

  • SB 472: Permitting bear hunting with guides
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Banking and Insurance

  • SB 434: Relating to WV Insurance Guaranty Association Act
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 522: Relating to audit procedures for pharmacy benefit managers
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • HB 2678: Changing the amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest to reflect today's economic conditions
  • Reconsidered; Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 581: Relating generally to administration of trusts
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 554: Relating to false swearing in legislative proceeding
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 559: Relating to limited video lottery
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting


  • SB 219: Relating to conspiracy to commit crimes under Uniform Controlled Substances Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 16: Repealing section related to wind power projects
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 443: Establishing Adult Drug Court Participation Fund
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 444: Establishing Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Monday, March 13, 2017 (96)

  • SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (House Health & Human Resources)
  • 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 173: Relating to certain motor vehicles (House Roads & Transportation)
  • 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 (to Governor 3/10)
  • 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 185: Allowing spending units designate fund into which proceeds from sale of surplus property must be deposited (House Government Organization)
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (to Governor 3/10)
  • SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing (House Government Organization)
  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas (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 206: Expanding definition of "kidnapping" to include taking or gaining custody of, confining or concealing person by force (House Judiciary)
  • SB 209: Defining term "veteran" as it relates to veteran-owned business (House Veterans Affairs)
  • SB 212: Relating generally to procedures for drivers' license suspensions and revocations (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 220: Relating to offenses and penalties under Uniform Controlled Substances Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board (House Government Organization)
  • SB 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (House Judiciary)
  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and 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 (Senate requests House to concur)
  • SB 233: Excluding from protection oral communications uttered in child care center under Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 235: Relating to motorcycle registration renewal (House Government Organization)
  • SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (House Judiciary)
  • SB 237: Repealing obsolete rules of Department of Revenue (House Judiciary)
  • SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities (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 259: Requiring administrators of intestate estates to give bond and take oath (House Judiciary)
  • SB 261: Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor (House Judiciary)
  • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel (House Roads & Transportation)
  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General (House Veterans Affairs)
  • SB 299: Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing items of appropriations from State Road Fund to DOH (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 300: Supplemental appropriation from unappropriated balance in Treasury to Division of Personnel (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 301: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to State Board of Education, School Lunch Program (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 305: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to Fire Commission (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 (1st Reading on 3/14)
  • SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register (House Government Organization)
  • SB 338: Relating to medical professional liability (House Judiciary)
  • SB 344: Relating to application of payments on consumer credit sale and loans (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 350: Allowing licensed professional counselors be issued temporary permit (House Government Organization)
  • SB 358: Relating generally to trustee sale of timeshare estates (House Judiciary)
  • SB 365: Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund (House Finance)
  • SB 392: Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System (House Finance)
  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (House Government Organization)
  • SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 423: Relating to operation of licensed group homes (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 426: Repealing DNR legislative rule on litter control grant program (House Judiciary)
  • SB 429: Relating to monitoring inmate communications (House Judiciary)
  • SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General's office carry firearms (House Judiciary)
  • SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal action at Salem Correction Center (House Judiciary)
  • SB 441: Establishing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program (House Government Organization)
  • SB 442: Relating generally to crimes against persons (House Judiciary)
  • SB 445: Amending definition of "abused child" (House Judiciary)
  • SB 456: Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases (House Judiciary)
  • SB 473: Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 481: Eliminating requirement municipal courts wait 90 days before notifying DMV of person's failure to appear or pay assessed costs (House Judiciary)
  • SB 490: Clarifying standard of liability for officers of corporation (House Judiciary)
  • SB 491: Relating to county litter control officers (House Judiciary)
  • SB 492: Eliminating requirement every circuit court participate in drug court program (House Judiciary)
  • SB 496: Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers (House Judiciary)
  • SB 505: Providing five-year reclamation period following completion of well pads for horizontal wells (House Judiciary)
  • HB 2099: Defining the act of leaving the scene of a crash involving death or serious bodily injury as a felony; Erin's Law (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2301: Relating to direct primary care (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2318: Relating generally to human trafficking (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2347: Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locations (Completed legislation)
  • HB 2431: Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2740: Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration (to Governor 3/10)
  • SCR 3: Urging Congress call convention of states to impose fiscal restraints on federal government (House Judiciary)

    Bills Awaiting Signature by the Governor (4)

  • HB 2740: Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration (to Governor 3/10)
  • SB 176: Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetes (to Governor 3/10)
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (to Governor 3/10)
  • HB 2347: Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locations

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