Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/20/2019
Contact: Jared Hunt at (304) 340-3323

House of Delegates

On the Agenda: Wednesday in the House of Delegates

Here’s what’s scheduled for Wednesday in the House of Delegates:


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

43rd Day of the Legislative Session

House to convene at 11 a.m. On the agenda:


· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2486 - Using records of criminal conviction to disqualify a person from receiving a license for a profession or occupation

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2975 - Relating to imposition of sexual acts on persons incarcerated

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 270 - Streamlining process for utilities access to DOH rights-of-way

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 356 - Requiring MAPS provide state and federal prosecutors information

· S. B. 358 - Exempting Purchasing Division purchases for equipment to maintain security at state facilities

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 387 - Relating generally to extradition

· S. B. 452 - Supplemental appropriation to Second Chance Driver's License Program

· H. B. 2515 - Exempting the sale and installation of mobility enhancing equipment from the sales and use tax (Finance Committee Title Amendment Pending)

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2532 - Allowing certain donations by persons renewing their driver’s license or vehicle registration

· H. B. 2667 - Supplemental appropriation to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Corrections

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2854 - Exempting sales from the consumers sales and service tax and use tax by not for profit volunteer school support groups raising funds for schools

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2855 - Allowing rebate moneys to be used for the operation and maintenance of accounting and transparency systems of the State Auditor

· H. B. 2856 - Relating to the administration of the operating fund of the securities division of the Auditor’s office (Finance Committee Title Amendment Pending)

· H. B. 2872 - Authorizing law-enforcement officers to assist the State Fire Marshal

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2886 - Establishing requirements for a Division Motor Vehicles office or Division of Motor Vehicles Now kiosk to be present in a county

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2907 - Requiring a form of a certified commitment order to the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation

· H. B. 2924 - Permitting the West Virginia Tourism Office to decide to contract with the Division of Highways to sell advertising space on the WV511 website

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2929 - Authorizing the West Virginia Tourism Office to enter into an agreement with the Division of Highways to provide staff at the welcome centers

· H. B. 2932 - Transferring regulation and licensing of charitable bingo, charitable raffles, and charitable raffle boards

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2933 - Modifying the criminal penalties imposed on a parent, guardian or custodian for child abuse resulting in injury

· H. B. 2954 - Defining certain terms used in insurance

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2980 - Mine Trespass Act

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2982 - Amending and updating the laws relating to auctioneers

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 3007 - Authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to require background checks

· H. B. 3039 - Relating to a court’s consideration of the expression of a preference by a child in certain child custody matters

· H. B. 3083 - Adding temporary work during the legislative session as exclusion to the term employment for purposes of unemployment compensation

· H. B. 3093 - Relating to standards for factory-built homes


· Com. Sub. for S. B. 13 - Relating to distributions from State Excess Lottery Fund (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

· S. B. 442 - Supplementing, amending, and decreasing appropriation to Insurance Commission

· S. B. 443 - Supplemental appropriation of federal moneys to DHHR divisions

· S. B. 444 - Supplemental appropriation to DHHR divisions (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2452 - Creating the West Virginia Cybersecurity Office

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2540 - Prohibiting the waste of game animals, game birds or game fish

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2541 - Requiring certain safety measures be taken at public schools

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2807 - Creating an additional modification to the West Virginia adjusted gross income of shareholders of S corporations engaged in banking

· H. B. 2829 - Relating to the termination of severance taxes on limestone and sandstone

· H. B. 2837 - Relating to the licensing of advance deposit wagering

· Com. Sub. for H. B. 2901 - Allowing for the establishment of a secondary location for racetrack video lottery terminals

· H. B. 2934 - Permitting interactive wagering authorized as West Virginia Lottery interactive wagering activities (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

· H. B. 2968 - Adding remote service unit to the definition of customer bank communications terminals

· H. B. 3134 - Establishing criminal penalties for negligent homicide, and increasing criminal penalties for reckless driving

Committee Meetings Scheduled:

Committee on Finance

9:00 a.m. - Room 460M

· H. B. 2550, Creating a matching program for the Small Business Innovation and Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program.

· H. B. (Originating), Supplemental appropriation, expiring funds Development Office

· H. B. 2991, Relating to the Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention and Recovery Fund

· S. B. 499, Amending WV tax laws to conform to changes in partnerships for federal income tax purposes

· H. B. 3045, Exempting certain complimentary hotel rooms from hotel occupancy tax.

· Com. Sub. for S. B. 26, Permitting certain employees of educational service cooperatives participate in state's teacher retirement systems.

· H. B. 2730, Increasing the compensation of the membership of the State Police and the salaries for public school teachers and school service personnel.

Committee on the Judiciary

9:00 a.m. - Room 418M

· H. B. 2594, Prohibiting railroads from blocking crossings on privately owned streets,

· H. B. 3069, Relating to the right of certain persons to limit possession of firearms on premises,

· H. B. 2441, Removing certain requirements related to wages for construction of public improvements,

· H. B. 3133, Relating to requiring a parolee or probationer found to have suffered with addiction to participate in a support service,

· H. B. 2229, Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited.

· H. B. 2690, Relating to guaranty associations,

· H. B. 2497, Relating to the whistle-blower law.

· H. B. 2864, Increasing salaries of magistrates, supreme court justices, circuit court judges, and family court judges.

· H. B. 2718, Requiring purchasers of roundwood to collect and maintain certain information,

· H. B. 2802, Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

Committee on Government Organization

9:00 a.m. - Room 215E

· HB 2844, Relating to the state employee merit system.

· HB 2827, Removing the residency requirements for hiring deputy assessors.

· HB 2603, Relating to the amount permitted to remain in the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration’s operating fund. (FIN)

· HB 2816, Removing the terms “hearing impaired,” “hearing impairment,” and “deaf mute” from the West Virginia Code and substituting terms

· HB 2926, Requiring the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to study the housing needs of veterans.

· HB 3086, Allowing contracts for services related to response, recovery or relief of a declared state of emergency to be entered into without bidding.

· HB 3106, Requiring retail licensees to purchase at least 10 percent of available SKUs from the commissioner.

· HB 2694, Relating to the state’s ability to regulate hemp.

· HB 2011, Road Maintenance Program.

· HB 2592, Requiring all boards referred to in Chapter 30 of the code be located in the same area in the state.

· HB 3024, West Virginia Business Ready Sites Program.

· HB 2598, Relating to submitting a certifying statement attesting to status as a charitable or public service organization.

Committee on Education

10:00 a.m. - Room 432M

· H. B. 3127, Relating to the Secondary School Activities Commission and participation by home schooled students.

· S. B. 1, Increasing access to career education and workforce training.

Committee on Rules

10:45 a.m. - Behind Chamber

Citation Presentations Scheduled in House Chamber:

From the Activity Calendar:

Tourism Day

Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas

WV Hospitality and Travel Association Reception

5 –7 p.m.

Culture Center

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