Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/30/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 51st Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


SR 62: Designating March 30, 2017, as Marshall University Day

SR 63: Congratulating Wyoming East High School golf team for winning 2016 Class AA state championship

SR 64: Congratulating Herbert High School boys' basketball team for outstanding athletic achievement


SCR 49: Erecting signs in Kanawha County declaring Home of Ralph Maddox 1980 NHPA Hall of Fame


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2459: Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2679: Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2721: Removing the cost limitation on projects completed by the Division of Highways
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2722: Eliminating the financial limitations on utilizing the design-build program for highway construction
  • Eng. HB 3106: Relating to increasing the number of limited video lottery terminals


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2329: Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2878: Increasing amount of authorized Federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which Division of Highways may apply

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    8:30: Banking and Insurance (451M)

  • HB 2471: Relating to insurance coverage for breast cancer screening

    9 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2509: Relating to the practice of telemedicine
  • HB 2219: Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules
  • HB 2526: Classifying additional drugs to Schedules I, II, IV and V of controlled substances
  • HB 2303: Increasing criminal penalties for littering
  • HB 2404: Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims
  • HB 2364: Prohibiting electioneering within or near early voting locations during early voting periods
  • HB 3030: Relating to appeals as a matter of right in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • HB 2546: Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not returned
  • HB 2479: Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act

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

  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2475: Authorizing the Tax Commissioner to collect tax, interest and penalties due and owing from payments to vendors and contractors from the Auditor and other state, county, district or municipal officers and agents
  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2555: Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades
  • House Bill 2856: Declaring public policy and legislative intent for improving the marketing, quality and frequency of passenger rail service of the Cardinal Passenger Train
  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2586: Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits of plans administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board
  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2709: Authorizing the City of South Charleston to levy a special district excise tax

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

  • Agenda TBA

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

  • HB 2522: Nurse licensure compact
  • HB 2724: Relating to creating a pilot program under the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
  • HB 2002: Relating to parental notification of abortions performed on unemancipated minors
  • HB 2518: Creating a legislative rule to permit a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer certain immunizations
  • HB 2653: Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System
  • HB 2739: Relating to supplemental Medicaid provider reimbursement
  • HB 2519: Medicaid program compact
  • HB 2119: Repealing West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Act
  • HB 2188: Extending the length of time for the special Community-Based Pilot Demonstration Project to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Youth

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

  • HB 2796: Relating to the West Virginia National Guard entering into contracts and subcontracts for specialized technical services
  • HB 2767: Authorizing the Secretary of State to transmit electronic versions of undeliverable mail to the circuit clerks
  • HB 2427: Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information
  • HB 2446: Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information
  • HB 2676: Transferring the Security office under the Division of Culture and History to the Division of Protective Services
  • HB 2939: Relating to the sale of items in the State Police Academy post exchange to the public
  • HB 2208: Authorizing counties and municipalities to establish a joint airport hazard comprehensive plan
  • HB 2949: Exempting specified Division of Natural Resources’ contracts for some replacement, repair or design for repairs to facilities from review and approval requirements
  • HB 2948: Establishing timelines for taking final action on certain permits

    2 p.m. Education (451M)

  • Agenda TBA

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2675: Relating to primary elections and nominating procedures
  • HB 2683: Relating to West Virginia Insurance Guaranty Association Act
  • HB 2619: Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act
  • HB 2731: Clarifying civil actions heard in circuit court
  • HB 2319: Relating to candidates or candidate committees for legislative office disclosing contributions
  • HB 2373: Authorizing school bus drivers trained in administration of epinephrine auto-injectors to administer auto-injectors
  • HB 2726: Authorizing home incarceration officers to arrest participants for violating the terms and conditions of his or her supervision with or without a court order
  • HB 2083: Increasing the felony criminal penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing
  • HB 2585: Creating felony crime of conducting financial transactions involving proceeds of criminal activity
  • HB 2367: Establishing a criminal offense of organized retail crime
  • HB 2548: Relating to the use of outside speakers by persons licensed to manufacture, sell, possess for sale, transport or distribute nonintoxicating beer

    3 p.m. Finance (451M)

    • Agenda TBA

    Committee Action on Bills from Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    8:30 a.m.: Transportation & Infrastructure

    Senate Concurrent Resolutions

  • SCR 13: US Army CPL James Russell Carter Memorial Road
  • SCR 24: US Army PFC Joe Messe, Sr., Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 31: US Navy BT2 Mark Edward Hutchison Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 32: US Army SGT Denver E. Short Memorial Road
  • SCR 39: US Army PFC Kelva H. Justice Memorial Road
  • SCR 41: US Army PV2 Mandvial S. "Bunker" Bias Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 43: Eugene Lee "Gene" Burner Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 44: Tug Valley Students Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 45: Home of Anna Lindquist, 1996 NHSPA Hall of Fame Inductee highway sign
  • HCR 83: U.S. Army SPC John R. Tennant Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 23: Johnny O'Dell Linville Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 26: US Marine Corps SSG Beecher J. Rhoades Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 46: Requesting study on consumer complaints regarding safety of aftermarket crash parts

    All resolutions passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2180: Authorizing the issuance of special "In God We Trust" motor vehicle registration plates
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (267)

    Bills Passed the Senate

    Completed Legislation (23 – 15 House, 8 Senate)

    Completed Legislation

    Signed Bills (12)

    Signed Bills

    Vetoed (1)

  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (Vetoed 3/28)

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