Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – 49th Day of Session

 

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

  • SCR 54: Requesting study of tolling statute of limitations on civil actions for Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • SR 43: Recognizing WV respiratory therapists during month of March
  • SR 44: Recognizing Leadership Jefferson
  • SR 45: Designating month of March as American Red Cross month

 

THIRD READING

 

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 64: Allowing county commissions to impose amusement tax – (With right to amend) (original similar to HB 4513)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 100: Establishing secondary location for racetrack video lottery terminals – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 232: Relating to punishment for third offense felony
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 424: Relating generally to 2022 Farm Bill – (With right to amend) (original similar to HB 4332, HB 4554)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 574: Relating to WV PEIA
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 590: Clarifying that tenancy includes persons who reside in sober living home
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 648: Relating to Cable Television Systems Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 662: Relating to creation, expansion, and authority of resort area district
  • Eng. SB 721: Relating to municipalities required to be represented on county authority boards
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4084: Relating to advanced recycling
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4491: To establish requirements for carbon dioxide sequestration (original similar to SB 622)

 

SECOND READING

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 29: Providing fee for processing of criminal bonds
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 181: Creating Core Behavioral Health Crisis Services System
  • Com. Sub. for SB 205: Expanding PEIA Finance Board membership
  • Com. Sub. for SB 223: Relating to procedure to settle decedents’ estates
  • Com. Sub. for SB 266: Adding definition of “ammunition” for purposes of obtaining state license to carry concealed deadly weapon (original similar to HB 4086)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 413: Clarifying crime of harassment to include stalking
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 434: Updating authority to airports for current operations  (original similar to HB 4592)
  • SB 448: Developing policies and procedures for Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (original similar to HB 4370)
  • SB 456: Requiring county boards of education to develop seizure action plans
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 468: Creating Unborn Child with Down Syndrome Protection and Education Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 498: Creating Anti-Racism Act of 2022
  • Com. Sub. for SB 518: Allowing nurses licensed in another state to practice in WV (original similar to HB 4495)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 530: Encouraging public-private partnerships in transportation (original similar to HB 4531)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 606: Relating to WV Medical Practice Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 610: Relating to duties, powers and responsibilities of DOT Secretary
  • SB 617: Relating to qualifications for members of boards, commissions, and other entities
  • Com. Sub. for SB 632: Making Office of Emergency Medical Services independent office within Executive Branch
  • Com. Sub. for SB 645: Regulating private schools for students with disabilities
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 647: Prohibiting discrimination in organ donation process
  • Com. Sub. for SB 649: Requiring communication providers providing service or obtaining WV area codes to register with PSC
  • Com. Sub. for SB 652: Requiring hospitals to receive patients transported to them by EMS providers
  • Com. Sub. for SB 653: Relating to public higher education governance
  • Com. Sub. for SB 655: Authorizing tactical medical professional to carry firearm with specific training requirements
  • Com. Sub. for SB 656: Providing tax credit for certain corporations with child-care facilities for employees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 659: Relating to nonintoxicating beer, wine, and liquor licenses and requirements
  • Com. Sub. for SB 668: Clarifying eligibility for probation and parole conditions for sex offenses
  • Com. Sub. for SB 671: Modernizing regulation of car-sharing services in WV – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • SB 680: Adding Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees to Survivor Benefits Act
  • SB 686: Clarifying use of notes and bonds of WV Housing Development Fund
  • SB 687: Relating to meetings among county boards of education
  • SB 693: Clarifying meeting voting requirements for political party executive committees – (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 697: Modifying and clarifying elements of kidnapping and unlawful restraint
  • SB 703: Relating to controlled substances schedule
  • Com. Sub. for SB 704: Allowing parents, grandparents, and guardians to inspect instructional materials in classroom
  • SB 711: Establishing alternative educational opportunities for elective course credit
  • SB 726: Relating to pre-trial diversion agreements and deferred prosecution agreements
  • SB 727: Directing ABC Administration discontinue purchase of alcoholic liquors from Russian Federation
  • SB 728: Requiring registered sex offenders pay annual fee
  • SB 729: Relating to funding for infrastructure and economic development projects in WV
  • SB 730: Divesting state-managed funds from companies engaged with Russia or Russian energy
  • Eng. HB 4773: Adoption of the FCC customer service and technical standards and requiring certain cable operators to operate an in-state customer call center

 

Scheduled Committee Meetings

 

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

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4345: Relating to motor vehicle registration cards by establishing electronic or mobile registration cards
  • SCR 2: John B. Short Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 4: US Army SP4 Warner Ray Osborne Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 7: James “Big Jim” Shaffer Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 8: US Army SGT Charles L. Toppings Memorial Road
  • SCR 10: US Air Force TSGT Franklin A. Bradford Bridge
  • SCR 12: Raymond Jarrell, Jr., Memorial Road
  • SCR 14: US Army SSGT Elson M Kuhn Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 16: William Gregory “Greg” White, P.E., Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 18: US Army SSGT Fred E. Duty Memorial Highway
  • SCR 19: US Army PVT Thomas D. Beckett, Sr., Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 20: US Air Force LT COL Robert J. Hill Memorial Road
  • SCR 22: US Army PFC Clifford O. Eckard Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 24: USMC CPL Roger Lee Boothe Memorial Road
  • SCR 25: Firefighter Marvin Layton Hughes Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 26: US Army TEC5 William “Bill” Thurman King Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 30: McClintic Family Bridge
  • SCR 31: US Navy HM3 Roy Elmer “Doody” Moon Bridge
  • SCR 32: Curtis “Pap” and Millie “Mammie” Asbury Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 33: US Army SGT Lewis M. “Mike” Totten Memorial Road
  • SCR 35: Ira “Noon” Copley and Marie Copley Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 36: USMC CPL Harry Edward Dean, Jr., Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 39: Walker Brothers’ Veteran Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 40: Frye Brothers’ Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 41: Henry Preston Hickman Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 42: USMC SSGT Herbert “Herbie” D. Barnes Veteran Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 43: US Navy S1 Paul McCue Bridge
  • SCR 47: Fire Chief Lee Thomas Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 48: US Army PFC Ronald Lee Berry Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 50: US Army CPL John William (J.W.) Cruse Jr. Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 51: Deputy Kenneth “Kenny” Ward Love, Sheriff Elvin Eugene “Pete” Wedge, and Jailer Ernest Ray “Ernie” Hesson Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 1: Alex Perdue Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 4: John B. Short Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 6: Elmer Galford Memorial Road
  • HCR 7: Daniel Edward Kolhton “Red” Haney Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 8: U.S. Army Private Elmo Davis Memorial Road
  • HCR 9: U.S. Army SSG James C. Vickers Silver Star Highway
  • HCR 10: Lance CPL Leonard Joe Zelaski Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 13: The Doctor Enrique Aguilar Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 14: Colonel Ronald John ”Ron“ Chiccehitto Memorial Road
  • HCR 15: Thomas Brothers Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 16: World War II Veterans Toothman Brothers Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 17: Daniel Okey Cunningham Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 23: Requesting the Division of Highways to place at least 10 additional signs along highways entering West Virginia honoring fallen veterans and Gold Star Families
  • HCR 25: SP5 Terry Lee McClanahan Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 26: Charleston Police Officer Cassie Johnson: Fallen Heroes Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 34: U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Byrne Lee Singleton Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 35: David Allen Drake, Sr. Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 36: John Calvin “J.C.” Baker Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 37: U.S. Army Corporal Charles William “Bill” Knight Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 38: “Dale Shaheen and George H. Hooker Memorial Bridge”
  • HCR 40: USMC Cpl Guy Maywood Edwards Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 45: U.S. Army SP4 Dennis Harvey Roberts Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 46: U.S. Navy Seaman Donald Homer Wheeler Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 47: U.S. Army CPL Billy Earl Duty Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 48: WVSP Sergeant John S. Syner Memorial Road
  • HCR 49: Charles M. “Charlie” Biggs Memorial Highway
  • HCR 50: John Ellison Road
  • HCR 52: U.S. Army SGT Roy E. Givens Memorial Road
  • HCR 54: Mayor George Karos Bridge
  • HCR 60: Fire Chief Lee Thomas Bridge
  • HCR 61: Timothy Wayne Farley Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 62: Raymond Jarrell, Jr., Memorial Road
  • HCR 63: U.S. Army MSGT Donald Lewis Coen Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 64: Robin W. Ames Memorial Road
  • HCR 65: U.S. Army Major Jesse A. Jennings Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 70: Calvin H. Shifflett Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 71: White Angel Falls waterfall
  • HCR 72: U.S. Army SP5 Dana V. Perkins Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 73: Halstead Brothers WWII Veterans Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 74: Judge Les Fury Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 75: Pastor Glenn F. Lough Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 76: U. S. Navy BM1 Farris Burton Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 81: U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Milford Arnold Cunningham Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 82: Alleen Ledson Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 83: U.S. Army SGT Charles L. Toppings Memorial Road
  • HCR 84: U. S. Navy, Water Tender 3rd Class, V-6, Lewis Glenn Mills Memorial Boulevard
  • HCR 85: McClintic Family Bridge
  • HCR 87: Joseph Allen Wyatt, Fire Chief of Cowen VFD Memorial Intersection
  • HCR 88: Lewis Joseph D’Antoni Memorial Road

 

10 a.m.: Military (208W)

  • Eng. HB 4406: To establish the West Virginia Military Hall of Fame
  • SCR 49: Establishing Honor Guard in each National Guard unit

 

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

  • HB 2817: Donated Drug Repository Program
  • HB 4252: To reduce copay cap on insulin and devices
  • HB 4288: Relating to expanding the practice of auricular acudetox to professions approved by the acupuncturist board
  • HB 4426: Repeal article 33-25G-1 et seq. creating provider sponsored networks
  • HB 4631: Establishing a bone marrow and peripheral blood stem donation awareness program
  • HB 4649: Transferring the operations of the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program to the Bureau for Medical Services
  • HB 4585: Relating to controlled substance monitoring; and removing a dispensing prohibition
  • HB 4324: To update collaborative pharmacy practice agreements

 

2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • HB 4065: Allowing the Division of Natural Resources to teach hunter’s safety courses in school
  • HB 4380: Relating to transportation of athletic teams
  • HB 4535: Repeal section relating to school attendance and satisfactory academic progress as conditions of licensing for privilege of operation of motor vehicle
  • HB 4291: Relating to authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education
  • HB 4489: Require counties to post open positions on statewide job bank

 

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

  • HB 4286: Relating to exempting persons employed as attorneys from the civil service system
  • HB 4517: Relating to the repealing requirements to display video ratings
  • HB 4282: Relating to establishing next generation 911 services in this state
  • HB 4087: Allowing variance in state fire code for certain buildings used solely for emergency equipment storage

 

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 715: Decreasing and increasing existing items of appropriations from State Fund, General Revenue
  • SB 716: Supplemental appropriation to DOE, WV BOE, Strategic Staff Development
  • SB 717: Supplemental appropriation to Miscellaneous Boards and Commissions, Board of Medicine, Medical Licensing Board
  • SB 718: Supplemental appropriation to Department of Administration, Travel Management, Aviation Fund
  • SB 719: Supplemental appropriation to DHS, Fire Commission, Fire Marshal Fees
  • SB 720: Supplementing and amending appropriations to Executive, Governor’s Office, Civil Contingent Fund
  • SB 722: Expiring funds to DEP, Division of Environmental Protection, Reclamation of Abandoned and Dilapidated Property Program Fund
  • SB 723: Making supplementary appropriation to Department of Agriculture, WV Spay Neuter Assistance Fund
  • SB 724: Making supplementary appropriation to DHS, Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority
  • SB 725: Supplementing and amending appropriations to DHS, WV State Police

 

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 552: Relating to tax sale process
  • HB 4596: Relating generally to additional persons qualifying for the provisions of the Law-Enforcement Officers Safety Act
  • HB 2177: Permitting the issuance of a state issued identification card without a photo on the card under certain conditions
  • HB 4583: Clarifying the definition of incapacity so that incarceration in the penal system or detention outside of the United States may not be inferred as resulting in a lack of capacity to execute a power of attorney
  • HB 4578: Relating to authorizing the Superintendent of the State Police to administer the Handle with Care program
  • HB 4141: Authorizing the Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Corrections to promulgate a legislative rule relating to Law Enforcement Training and Certification Standards

o   Includes: 149 CSR 02, Law Enforcement Training and Certification Standards; 87 CSR 01, Fire Code; 87 CSR 04, State Building Code; 87 CSR 10, Volunteer Fire Department Equipment and Training Grant Funding Disbursement; 87 CSR 11, Specialized Membership; 87 CSR 12, Junior Firefighters; 87 CSR 13, Certification of Fire Chiefs; 87 CSR 14, Use of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) for Fire Training Program Purposes; 103 CSR 04, Regulation of Fireworks and Related Explosive Materials; 81 CSR 03, Career Progression

 

** Committee times and agendas are subject to change **

 

Committee Action on Bills from Monday, February 28, 2022

 

9 a.m.: Judiciary

  • Com. Sub. for SB 422: Relating to DNA data maintained for law-enforcement purposes
  • Committee substitute, as amended, reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 671: Modernizing regulation of car-sharing services in WV
  • Committee substitute, as amended, reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

1 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 498: Creating Anti-Racism Act of 2022
  • Committee substitute, as amended, reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

1 p.m.: Government Organization

  • Com. Sub. for SB 632: Transferring Office of Emergency Medical Services from DHHR to Department of Homeland Security
  • Committee substitute reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 608: Relating to assessment and taxation of real property occupied by certain family members
  • Committee substitute reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass; second reference to Finance

 

2 p.m.: Judiciary

  • Originating Bill 3: Relating to sexual offender annual registration fee
  • Originating bill reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

  • Originating SCR 1: Studying Tolling of Statute of Limitations under WV Consumer Credit Protection Act
  • Originating concurrent resolution reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it be adopted

 

  • Originating Bill 4: Relating to banning Russian alcoholic beverages in the State of West Virginia
  • Originating bill reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 649: Requiring communication providers providing service or obtaining WV area codes to register with PSC
  • Committee substitute reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 434: Updating authority to airports for current operations
  • Committee substitute, as amended, reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 697: Modifying and clarifying elements of kidnapping and unlawful restraint
  • Committee substitute reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

3 p.m.: Finance

  • SB 686: Clarifying use of notes and bonds of WV Housing Development Fund
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 29: Providing fee for processing of criminal bonds
  • Committee substitute reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

  • Originating Bill 1: DOT/EDA Revolving Loan Fund
  • Originating bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • Originating Bill 2: Russian Divestment
  • Originating bill reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 250: Budget Bill
  • Committee substitute reported to the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Monday, February 28, 2022 (193 – 172 Senate; 21 House)

 

  • SB 1: Creating Mining Mutual Insurance Company (House Energy and Manufacturing)
  • SB 2: Relating to unemployment benefits program (House Finance)
  • SB 3: Requiring work search activities to qualify for unemployment benefits (House Finance)
  • SB 4: Repealing ban on construction of nuclear power plants (Signed, 02-09)
  • SB 5: Creating WV Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advisory Council (House Government Organization)
  • SB 6: Establishing common law “veil piercing” claims not be used to impose personal liability (House Judiciary)
  • SB 7: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (House Judiciary)
  • SB 8: Relating generally to state’s savings and investment programs (Signed, 02-02)
  • SB 9: Providing continued eligibility for developmental disability services to dependents of military members (House Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 10: Relating to WVU Rifle Team electronic application donation program (House Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • SB 22: Relating to exempting certain organizations from property taxation (House Education)
  • SB 25: Updating provisions of Medical Professional Liability Act (H Second Reading – Inactive Calendar, 03-01)
  • SB 33: Protecting consumers against businesses using automatic renewals without consent (House Judiciary)
  • SB 40: Prohibiting insurance coverage from requiring prior authorization for tests to stage cancer (House Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 44: Requiring State Fire Commission propose rules for sprinkler protection for certain new buildings (House Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services)
  • SB 60: Allowing BOE create and provide course in family and consumer sciences in secondary schools (House Education)
  • SB 71: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting certain ordinances, regulations, local policies, or other legal requirements (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 77: Allowing certain veterans park free at metered parking in any state municipality (House Government Organization)
  • SB 86: Creating criminal offense of sexual extortion (House Judiciary)
  • SB 91: Creating “Choose Life” special registration plate supporting adoption (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 98: Creating nonresident three-day fishing license (House Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • SB 99: Continuing authority to index license and stamp fees (House Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • SB 121: Prohibiting person criminally responsible for another’s death to participate in burial arrangements (House Judiciary)
  • SB 129: Making it unlawful for public utility to prohibit customers from hiring contractors to construct, install, or maintain connections to public utility (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 135: Relating to acquisition and disposition of property by urban development authority (House Judiciary)
  • SB 136: Updating language regarding Fairmont State alumni license plates (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 137: Requiring persons convicted of certain felonies on or after March 8, 1995, provide DNA samples (House Judiciary)
  • SB 138: Relating to Board of Medicine composition (House Government Organization)
  • SB 141: Modifying requirement that racetrack participate in WV Thoroughbred Development Fund by certain date (House Finance)
  • SB 146: Relating to interpretations of school laws (House Judiciary)
  • SB 151: Creating license plate recognizing linemen (House Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • SB 170: Providing WV veterans discounts on fees and charges at state parks (House Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • SB 172: Increasing compensation of elected county officials (House Government Organization)
  • SB 191: Allowing poll workers to work full and half days (Signed, 02-02)
  • SB 192: Establishing Civil Air Patrol license plate (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 213: Establishing licensed professional counseling compact (House Government Organization)
  • SB 216: Creating Student Journalist Press Freedom Restoration Act (House Education)
  • SB 221: Establishing occupational therapy compact (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 228: Providing tuition and fee waivers at state higher education institutions for volunteers who have completed service in AmeriCorps programs in WV (House Finance)
  • SB 229: Requiring impact statement in certain instances of school closing or consolidation (House Finance)
  • SB 230: Relating generally to public employees grievance procedure (House Judiciary)
  • SB 231: Relating generally to broadband connectivity (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 242: Restricting authority to prevent or limit owner’s use of natural resources or real property in certain agricultural operations (House Judiciary)
  • SB 244: Relating to appointment of judges to Intermediate Court of Appeals (Signed, 02-09)
  • SB 245: Revising wage payment and collection (House Judiciary)
  • SB 246: Requiring newly constructed public schools and public schools with major improvements to have water bottle filling stations (House Education)
  • SB 247: Relating to certified community behavioral health clinics (House Finance)
  • SB 253: Relating to voting precincts and redistricting (House Government Organization)
  • SB 261: Requiring video cameras in certain special education classrooms (House Education)
  • SB 262: Relating generally to financial institutions engaged in boycotts of energy companies (House Finance)
  • SB 264: Relating to conservation districts law of WV (House Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • SB 268: Creating exemption from compulsory school attendance for child who participates in learning pod or micro school (House Education)
  • SB 274: Requiring secretary of DHHR to allocate CPS workers by Bureau of Social Services’ district annually (House Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 279: Authorizing DEP to promulgate legislative rules (Signed, 02-21)
  • SB 312: Authorization for Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (House Government Organization)
  • SB 330: Authorizing DOT to promulgate legislative rules (House Government Organization)
  • SB 334: Authorizing miscellaneous agencies and boards to promulgate rules (House Government Organization)
  • SB 371: Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules (House Government Organization)
  • SB 414: Creating special revenue account for statewide records management program (House Finance)
  • SB 415: Capping severance tax collections in general revenue at specified percentage (House Finance)
  • SB 417: Relating to authorized expenditures of revenues from certain state funds for fire departments (House Finance)
  • SB 419: Establishing pilot project to evaluate impact of certain post-substance use disorder residential treatments (H Second Reading, 03-01)
  • SB 420: Relating to distribution of certain taxes and surcharges to benefit volunteer and part-volunteer fire departments (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 427: Permitting WV Board of Medicine investigators to carry concealed weapon (House Judiciary)
  • SB 431: Relating generally to Uniform Controlled Substances Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 435: Awarding service weapon to retiree from Division of Protective Services (Signed, 02-16)
  • SB 436: Correcting code citation for authority of State Fire Marshal (Signed, 02-18)
  • SB 437: Providing for early discharge of parolees (Signed, 02-16)
  • SB 438: Relating generally to WV Security for Public Deposits Act (House Finance)
  • SB 439: Adopting Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act of 2015 (House Judiciary)
  • SB 440: Establishing Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 441: Providing confidentiality of video and other records of correctional juvenile facilities (House Judiciary)
  • SB 442: Relating to WV Public Employee Retirement System (House Pensions and Retirement)
  • SB 443: Including police and firefighter as electors of trustees for certain pension funds (House Pensions and Retirement)
  • SB 445: Modifying police and firemen’s pension plans for trustees (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 449: Relating to Nonviolent Offense Parole Program (Signed, 02-16)
  • SB 450: Updating definitions of WV Personal Income Tax Act (Signed, 02-21)
  • SB 451: Updating definitions of WV Corporation Net Income Tax Act (Signed, 02-21)
  • SB 452: Permitting civil remedies for unauthorized disclosure of intimate images (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 463: Best Interests of Child Protection Act of 2022 (House Judiciary)
  • SB 466: Relating to limitations on civil actions or appeals brought by inmates (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 470: Relating generally to health care decisions (House Judiciary)
  • SB 472: Relating to access to juvenile records by certain employees of Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation (House Judiciary)
  • SB 476: Relating to imposition of minimum severance tax on coal (House Finance)
  • SB 478: Relating to Neighborhood Investment Program (House Finance)
  • SB 480: Relating to DEP Office of Oil and Gas (House Finance)
  • SB 481: Relating to Adopt-A-Stream Program (House Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • SB 486: Allowing PERS retirees to designate special needs trust as beneficiary (House Judiciary)
  • SB 487: Relating to Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund and Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund – Part B (House Finance)
  • SB 489: Clarifying amount of deputy sheriff annual salary increase (House Finance)
  • SB 492: Relating to electronic collection of tolls (House Government Organization)
  • SB 493: Requiring county BOE make meetings available to public in-person and through internet (House Judiciary)
  • SB 494: Creating Broadband Carrier Neutral and Open Access Infrastructure Development Fund (House Finance)
  • SB 499: Authorizing legislative rules for School Building Authority (H Second Reading, 03-01)
  • SB 505: Updating laws on licensure and regulation of money transmitters (House Judiciary)
  • SB 508: Requiring certain attire for deer hunters with muzzleloaders (House Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • SB 509: Relating to county BOE employee personal leave (House Education)
  • SB 515: Supplementing and amending appropriations of public moneys to Department of Administration, Public Defender Services (House Finance)
  • SB 517: Expiring funds from unappropriated balance in State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund (House Finance)
  • SB 520: Increasing financial penalties for ransomware attacks (House Government Organization)
  • SB 522: Combining offices of WV State Americans with Disabilities Act and WV Equal Employment Opportunity (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 523: Transferring oversight of Jobs Investment Trust Fund to WV Economic Development Authority (House Government Organization)
  • SB 524: Placing duties and functions of certain boards and commissions under Department of Arts, Culture, and History (House Government Organization)
  • SB 525: Expiring funds from unappropriated balance in Lottery Net Profits (House Finance)
  • SB 526: Supplementing and amending appropriations to Department of Commerce, Office of Secretary (House Finance)
  • SB 527: Supplementing and amending appropriations to Department of Administration, Office of Technology (House Finance)
  • SB 528: Supplementing and amending appropriations to DHHR, Consolidated Medical Services Fund (House Finance)
  • SB 529: Encouraging additional computer science education in WV schools (House Finance)
  • SB 531: Increasing annual salaries of certain state employees (House Finance)
  • SB 532: Requiring reports to Joint Committee on Pensions and Retirement every five years on deferred retirement option plans (House Pensions and Retirement)
  • SB 533: Relating to funding for health sciences and medical schools in state (House Finance)
  • SB 534: Clarifying that secondary source on insurance is not controlling authority (House Judiciary)
  • SB 535: Providing for revocation of school personnel certification or licensure in certain circumstances (House Judiciary)
  • SB 536: Relating generally to controlled substance criminal offenses (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 537: Providing additional firefighters and security guards for National Guard (House Government Organization)
  • SB 540: Allowing municipal fire departments provide retirees with service weapon in certain circumstances (House Judiciary)
  • SB 541: Requiring homeschooled child’s academic assessment be submitted by certain date (House Education)
  • SB 542: Transferring Broadband Enhancement Council from Department of Commerce to Department of Economic Development (House Government Organization)
  • SB 543: Creating Unemployment Compensation Insurance Fraud Unit within Workforce WV (House Judiciary)
  • SB 546: Expanding uses of fees paid by students at higher education institutions (House Finance)
  • SB 548: Authorizing Workforce WV employers to obtain employment classifications and work locations (House Government Organization)
  • SB 550: Relating to funding for higher education institutions (House Finance)
  • SB 553: Relating to powers of WV Health Care Authority (House Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 556: Removing outdated reference to federal officers’ peace-keeping authority (House Judiciary)
  • SB 560: Defining Class 2 e-bikes (House Judiciary)
  • SB 568: Relating to health insurance loss ratio information (House Judiciary)
  • SB 570: Establishing training for law-enforcement in handling individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementias (House Judiciary)
  • SB 571: Declaring certain claims to be moral obligations of state (House Finance)
  • SB 573: Providing system where magistrates shall preside in certain instances outside normal court hours (House Judiciary)
  • SB 575: Ensuring that imposition of certain sexual offenses apply to persons working in juvenile facilities (House Judiciary)
  • SB 576: Relating to unemployment insurance and COVID-19 vaccination requirement (House Judiciary)
  • SB 582: Creating WV Workforce Resiliency Act (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 584: Relating to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (House Finance)
  • SB 585: Creating administrative medicine license for physicians not practicing clinical medicine (House Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 586: Relating to athletic eligibility of transfer students (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 588: Relating to WV Rails to Trails Program (House Government Organization)
  • SB 591: Relating to process for filling vacancies in state Legislature (House Judiciary)
  • SB 593: Allowing Marshall University’s Forensic Analysis Laboratory access and participation in WV DNA database for certain purposes (House Judiciary)
  • SB 595: Relating to Dangerousness Assessment Advisory Board (House Judiciary)
  • SB 597: Relating to PSC underground facilities damage prevention and one-call system (House Government Organization)
  • SB 598: Establishing partnerships and aid for at-risk veterans to combat suicide (House Government Organization)
  • SB 603: Prohibiting licensure and re-licensure in WV if applicant is prohibited from practicing in another jurisdiction (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 609: Allowing DOH Commissioner to accept ownership of rented and leased equipment (House Government Organization)
  • SB 611: Removing cap on bidder’s contract bond (House Government Organization)
  • SB 616: Relating to confidentiality of court files and law-enforcement records of certain enumerated offenses (House Judiciary)
  • SB 619: Relating to rulemaking for unidentified and unclaimed remains in possession of Chief Medical Examiner (House Government Organization)
  • SB 624: Making supplementary appropriation to DHHR, Division of Health, Laboratory Services (House Finance)
  • SB 625: Making supplementary appropriation to DHHR, Division of Health, Vital Statistics Account (House Finance)
  • SB 626: Supplementing, amending, and increasing existing items of appropriation from State Road Fund to DOT, DMV (House Finance)
  • SB 627: Supplementing, amending, and increasing existing item of appropriation from State Road Fund to DOT, DOH (House Finance)
  • SB 628: Supplementing and amending appropriations to Department of Commerce, DNR (House Finance)
  • SB 629: Supplementing and amending appropriations to Department of Education, WV BOE, Vocational Division (House Finance)
  • SB 630: Supplementing and amending appropriations to Higher Education Policy Commission, Administration – Control Account (House Finance)
  • SB 633: Supplementing and amending appropriations to DHHR, Consolidated Medical Services Fund (House Finance)
  • SB 634: Making supplementary appropriation to DHHR, Division of Health – Hospital Services Revenue Account Special Fund Capital Improvement, Renovation and Operations (House Finance)
  • SB 636: Supplementing and amending appropriations to Department of Revenue, Office of Tax Appeals (House Finance)
  • SB 637: Supplementing and amending appropriations to Executive, Governor’s Office – Civil Contingent Fund (House Finance)
  • SB 638: Changing hearing and notice provisions for failing or distressed public utilities (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 639: Providing 45-day waiting period on rate increases when water and sewer services are purchased from municipality (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 640: Eliminating requirement of PSC to send certain recommended decisions by certified mail (House Government Organization)
  • SB 641: Requiring Consolidated Public Retirement Board to set contributions to Deputy Sheriff’s Retirement System (House Pensions and Retirement)
  • SB 643: Removing residency requirement of members appointed to county airport authority (House Government Organization)
  • SB 650: Eliminating number of royalty owners required for utilization by operator for lawful use and development by co-tenants (House Energy and Manufacturing)
  • SB 651: Allowing county BOE participating in operation of multicounty vocational center to withdraw (House Education)
  • SB 669: Relating to contribution levels of certain judges who participate in retirement system (House Pensions and Retirement)
  • SB 670: Permitting newly hired 911 personnel to participate in Emergency Medical Services Retirement System (House Pensions and Retirement)
  • SB 685: Relating to WV Real Estate License Act (House Government Organization)
  • SB 694: Relating to oil and gas conservation (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 698: Relating to number and selection of members for Governor’s Veterans Council (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 701: Including children and spouses of deceased active-duty officers in eligibility for War Orphan Education Program (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 713: Removing statutory limit for Environmental Laboratory Certification Fund (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 714: Relating to tie votes by Coal Mine Safety and Technical Review Committee (Pending House introduction)
  • HB 2325: Removing the requirement of continuing education for barbers and cosmetologists (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 3220: Restrictions on Taxpayer funded lobbying (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 3303: Relating to clarifying the process of filling vacancies on ballots (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 3312: Establishing a memorial to child labor and child workers who died in the course of employment in this state (Signed, 02-28)
  • HB 4024: Creating a cosmetology apprentice program that allows companies to train employees for practical real-world experience (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4048: WV Keep, Bear and Drive with Arms Act (Completed; pending action by Governor)
  • HB 4060: Repealing outdated sections of code relating to health (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4062: Removing the residency requirement for the Commissioner of the Division of Highways (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 4067: To make certain agency reports electronic or eliminating certain agency reports altogether (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4074: Require schools provide eating disorder and self-harm training for teacher and students (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 4097: To prohibit nonpublic funding sources for election administration and related expenses without prior written approval by the State Election Commission (Passed Senate; pending House concurrence)
  • HB 4114: Authorizing certain agencies of the Department of Administration to promulgate legislative rules (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4126: Authorizing certain agencies of the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate legislative rules (Passed Senate; pending House concurrence)
  • HB 4264: Change designation of Glenville State College to “Glenville State University” (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4276: WVU to create a Parkinson’s disease registry (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4299: To prohibit the intentional interference with election processes and creating associated criminal penalties (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4301: Reforming membership requirements of Huntington Park and Recreation District Board (Signed, 02-16)
  • HB 4308: Authorizing disclosure of juvenile information to Crime Victims Compensation Fund for investigation and award of benefits (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4312: Extending the option of electronic absentee ballot transmission to first responders in certain emergency circumstances (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4333: Relating to the sunset of the Board of Hearing-Aid Dealers and Fitters (House refuses to concur with Senate amendments; requests Senate to recede)
  • HB 4369: Update the telepsychology compact (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)

 

Resolutions Adopted by the Senate as of Monday, February 28, 2022 (27 – 22 Senate; 5 House)

 

  • SCR 1: US Army PFC Billy Keith Ford Memorial Bridge (House Rules)
  • SCR 3: USMC CAPT Dempsey Stowers Memorial Bridge (House Rules)
  • SCR 5: US Marine Corps CPL James “Bud” Cox Memorial Bridge (House Rules)
  • SCR 6: Holden 22 Coal Miners Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 9: Haynie Family Veterans Memorial Bridge (House Rules)
  • SCR 11: Dennis E. Davis Veterans Nursing Home (House Rules)
  • SCR 13: US Army PFC Joseph Stanley McKinney Memorial Bridge (House Rules)
  • SCR 15: US Army PVT Shirley E. Bailey Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 17: US Air Force SSGT Logan A. Young Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 21: Putnam County Veterans Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 23: USMC CPL Guy Maywood Edwards Memorial Bridge (House Rules)
  • SCR 27: US Army TSGT Harold William Schmidle Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 28: US Army PVT Garland Lee Loudermilk Memorial Bridge (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SCR 29: Nitro WW I Memorial Bridge (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SCR 34: USMC SGTMAJ Herman H. Brawner Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 37: Harrison County Veterans Memorial Bridge (House Rules)
  • SCR 38: Cox Brothers’ Veteran Memorial Bridge (House Rules)
  • SCR 44: Clarifying 1972 Equal Rights Amendment (House Rules)
  • SCR 45: US Army CPL John D. Doyle, Sr. Memorial Road (House Rules)
  • SCR 46: Supporting North Central WV aviation and aerospace industries (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 52: Requesting study on establishing accredited school of veterinary medicine in WV (House Rules)
  • SCR 53: Requesting Office of Miners’ Health, Safety, and Training study need for health, safety, and training division in energy producing facilities (Pending House introduction)
  • HJR 102: Clarifying that the policy-making and rule-making authority of the State Board of Education is subject to legislative review, approval, amendment, or rejection (Adopted by Senate; pending House concurrence)
  • HCR 27: Extending an invitation to His Excellency, the Governor, to deliver an address to the Legislature and raising a Joint Assembly therefor (Adopted, 01-27)
  • HCR 28: Cpt. Billy Jake Smith Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-24)
  • HCR 30: U.S. Army Pvt. Dallis H. Johnson WWII Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-25)
  • HCR 59: Warrant Officer James G. Bosley Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-25)
  • HCR 79: A resolution to designate February 21st as the official start day to National FFA Week in West Virginia (Adopted, 02-22)

 

House Bills and Resolutions Pending in the Senate as of Monday, February 28, 2022 (155 Bills; 58 Resolutions)

 

  • HB 2096: Reinstating the film investment tax credit (Finance)
  • HB 2177: Permitting the issuance of a state issued identification card without a photo on the card under certain conditions (Judiciary)
  • HB 2184: Increasing the penalties for exposure of governmental representatives to fentanyl or any other harmful drug (Judiciary)
  • HB 2257: Relating to extended supervision for certain drug offenders (Judiciary)
  • HB 2325: Removing the requirement of continuing education for barbers and cosmetologists (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 2562: Relating to litter control (Judiciary)
  • HB 2598: Modifying the inspection requirements and the definition of an above ground storage tank (Energy, Industry and Mining)
  • HB 2631: Provide for WVDNR officers to be able to work “off duty” (Judiciary)
  • HB 2798: Relating to requiring the Health Department to mandate mucopolysaccharidosis type 1 (MPS1) test for newborn babies, to be known as Embie’s Law (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 2817: Donated Drug Repository Program (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 2972: Allowing a person to manufacture a stated amount of alcoholic liquor for personal consumption (Judiciary)
  • HB 3036: Sunsetting the Board of Sanitarians (Government Organization)
  • HB 3082: Stabilizing funding sources for the DEP Division of Air Quality (Finance)
  • HB 3122: Relating to the establishment and operation of regional water, wastewater and stormwater authorities (Government Organization)
  • HB 3220: Restrictions on Taxpayer funded lobbying (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 3223: Prohibit state, county, and municipal governments from dedicating or naming any public structure for a public official who is holding office at the time (Government Organization)
  • HB 3231: Public Utilities not required to pay interest on security deposits (Finance)
  • HB 3303: Relating to clarifying the process of filling vacancies on ballots (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 3312: Establishing a memorial to child labor and child workers who died in the course of employment in this state (Signed, 02-28)
  • HB 4002: Creating the Certified Sites and Development Readiness Program (Economic Development)
  • HB 4003: Relating generally to commercial benefit of substances removed from waters of the state by the treatment of mine drainage (Energy, Industry and Mining)
  • HB 4004: Relating to limiting an abortion to fifteen weeks’ gestation (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4005: Relating to fetal body parts (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4007: To reduce personal income tax rates (Finance)
  • HB 4008: Relating to Higher Education Policy Commission funding formula (Education)
  • HB 4019: Relating to deadlines for public charter schools (Education)
  • HB 4024: Creating a cosmetology apprentice program that allows companies to train employees for practical real-world experience (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4025: Providing exemption to severance tax for severing rare earth elements and other critical minerals (Finance)
  • HB 4032: Modifying the criminal penalties imposed on a parent, guardian or custodian for child abuse (Judiciary)
  • HB 4048: WV Keep, Bear and Drive with Arms Act (Completed; pending action by Governor)
  • HB 4059: Clarifying that new Department of Health and Human Resources’ Deputy Commissioners are exempt from civil service (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4060: Repealing outdated sections of code relating to health (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4062: Removing the residency requirement for the Commissioner of the Division of Highways (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 4065: Allowing the Division of Natural Resources to teach hunter’s safety courses in school (Education)
  • HB 4067: To make certain agency reports electronic or eliminating certain agency reports altogether (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4074: Require schools provide eating disorder and self-harm training for teacher and students (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 4077: Provide certain classes of property protections from creditor collections (Judiciary)
  • HB 4084: Relating to advanced recycling (S Third Reading, 03-01)
  • HB 4087: Allowing variance in state fire code for certain buildings used solely for emergency equipment storage (Government Organization)
  • HB 4097: To prohibit nonpublic funding sources for election administration and related expenses without prior written approval by the State Election Commission (Passed Senate; pending House concurrence)
  • HB 4098: Relating to Geothermal Energy Development (Energy, Industry and Mining)
  • HB 4105: Relating to service employees with National Association for Pupil Transportation Certifications (Education)
  • HB 4110: Relating to staffing levels at multi-county vocational centers (Education)
  • HB 4111: Relating to the prescriptive authority of advance practice registered nurses (Judiciary)
  • HB 4112: Provide consumers a choice for pharmacy services (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4113: Public Health definitions and powers of secretary and commissioner (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4114: Authorizing certain agencies of the Department of Administration to promulgate legislative rules (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4126: Authorizing certain agencies of the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate legislative rules (Passed Senate; pending House concurrence)
  • HB 4141: Authorizing the Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Corrections to promulgate a legislative rule relating to Law Enforcement Training and Certification Standards (Judiciary)
  • HB 4242: Authorizing the Division of Labor to promulgate a legislative rule relating to Child Labor (Judiciary)
  • HB 4252: To reduce copay cap on insulin and devices (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4257: Require visitation immediately following a procedure in a health care facility (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4259: Creating the West Virginia Small Business Jumpstart Act (Finance)
  • HB 4262: Relating to licensure for polygraph examiners (Government Organization)
  • HB 4263: Prohibit the practice of white bagging (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4264: Change designation of Glenville State College to “Glenville State University” (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4276: WVU to create a Parkinson’s disease registry (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4282: Relating to establishing next generation 911 services in this state (Government Organization)
  • HB 4286: Relating to exempting persons employed as attorneys from the civil service system (Government Organization)
  • HB 4288: Relating to expanding the practice of auricular acudetox to professions approved by the acupuncturist board (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4291: Relating to authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education (Education)
  • HB 4295: To transfer the State Office of the National Flood Insurance Program from the Offices of the Insurance Commissioner to the Division of Emergency Management (Government Organization)
  • HB 4296: To revise outdated provisions within Chapter 23 of the West Virginia Code, which pertains to workers’ compensation (Judiciary)
  • HB 4297: To facilitate the sharing of information between the Department of Health and Human Resources and the State Auditor’s office in order to investigate reports of financial abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult (Judiciary)
  • HB 4299: To prohibit the intentional interference with election processes and creating associated criminal penalties (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4301: Reforming membership requirements of Huntington Park and Recreation District Board (Signed, 02-16)
  • HB 4307: Increase some benefits payable from Crime Victims Compensation Fund (Finance)
  • HB 4308: Authorizing disclosure of juvenile information to Crime Victims Compensation Fund for investigation and award of benefits (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4311: Creating criminal penalties for illegal voting activity (Judiciary)
  • HB 4312: Extending the option of electronic absentee ballot transmission to first responders in certain emergency circumstances (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4324: To update collaborative pharmacy practice agreements (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4329: To clarify the definition of an “interested person” for purposes of the West Virginia Small Estate Act (Judiciary)
  • HB 4331: West Virginia’s Urban Mass Transportation Authority Act (Judiciary)
  • HB 4333: Relating to the sunset of the Board of Hearing-Aid Dealers and Fitters (House refuses to concur with Senate amendments; requests Senate to recede)
  • HB 4338: Reducing annual permit fee for each video lottery terminal owned or leased by a limited video lottery licensee (Finance)
  • HB 4340: Relating to maximizing the opportunity to recover anatomical gifts for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research, or education (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4344: Relating to foster care (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4345: Relating to motor vehicle registration cards by establishing electronic or mobile registration cards (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HB 4348: Relating to Pharmacy Technicians (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4351: Relating to the implementation of an acuity-based patient classification system (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4352: Decreasing federal taxable income (Finance)
  • HB 4355: Relating to the disclosure by state institutions of higher education of certain information regarding textbooks and digital courseware and certain charges assessed for those items (Education)
  • HB 4360: Relating to WV Invest community service requirements (Education)
  • HB 4369: Update the telepsychology compact (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4380: Relating to transportation of athletic teams (Education)
  • HB 4389: Relating to repealing school innovation zones provisions superseded by Innovation in Education Act (Education)
  • HB 4391: Relating generally to school nurses (Education)
  • HB 4396: Reducing federal adjusted gross income relating to tolls for travel on West Virginia toll roads paid electronically (Finance)
  • HB 4406: To establish the West Virginia Military Hall of Fame (Military)
  • HB 4408: Relating to contracts for construction of recreational facilities in state parks and forests (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4410: Specifying allocation, apportionment and treatment of income of flow-through entities (Finance)
  • HB 4418: Relating to the Small Business Supplier Certification Assistance Program (Economic Development)
  • HB 4419: Allowing candidate committees and campaign committees to make contributions to affiliated state party executive committees (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4420: To modify definitions of school bus operators (Education)
  • HB 4426: Repeal article 33-25G-1 et seq. creating provider sponsored networks (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4430: Relating to definitions of base salary and overtime for police and firemen pensions (Pensions)
  • HB 4433: Providing that retirement benefits are not subject to execution (Pensions)
  • HB 4438: Applying current requirements for certain voting systems to be independent and non-networked to all voting systems that seek certification in West Virginia (Judiciary)
  • HB 4448: Relating to coal mining and changing fees for permitting actions (Finance)
  • HB 4451: Eliminating the requirement that otherwise qualified investment assets be located or installed at or within 2 miles of a preexisting manufacturing facility (Finance)
  • HB 4460: Relating to authorizing application of the manufacturing investment tax credit and the manufacturing property tax adjustment credit against personal income tax (Finance)
  • HB 4461: Relating to the consolidation of all administrative fees collected by the agency into the existing “Tax Administration Services Fund” (Finance)
  • HB 4462: Relating to Deferred Retirement Option Plan evaluations (Pensions)
  • HB 4465: Relating to the tax credit for apprenticeship training (Finance)
  • HB 4470: Relating to consumers sales and service tax and use tax exemption for certain goods to be incorporated into a qualified, new or expanded warehouse or distribution facility (Finance)
  • HB 4479: Establishing the Coalfield Communities Grant Facilitation Commission (Economic Development)
  • HB 4484: Declaring certain claims against agencies of the state to be moral obligations of the state (Finance)
  • HB 4488: Relating to coal mining and changing fees for permitting actions (Finance)
  • HB 4489: Require counties to post open positions on statewide job bank (Education)
  • HB 4491: To establish requirements for carbon dioxide sequestration (S Third Reading, 03-01)
  • HB 4492: Creating the Division of Multimodal Transportation (Government Organization)
  • HB 4496: Allowing interest and earnings on federal COVID-19 relief moneys to be retained in the funds or accounts where those moneys are invested (Finance)
  • HB 4510: To provide that third grade students be competent in reading and math before moving on to fourth grade (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4516: To require medication-assisted treatment programs to have written policies concerning community relations (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4517: Relating to the repealing requirements to display video ratings (Government Organization)
  • HB 4522: Relating to the expungement of criminal records (Judiciary)
  • HB 4535: Repeal section relating to school attendance and satisfactory academic progress as conditions of licensing for privilege of operation of motor vehicle (Education)
  • HB 4540: To update all retirement plans to comport with federal law (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4559: Providing for legislative rulemaking relating to the disposition of unidentified and unclaimed remains in the possession of the Chief Medical Examiner (Government Organization)
  • HB 4562: Relating generally to the suspension and dismissal of school personnel by board and the appeals process (Education)
  • HB 4566: Creating the Economic Enhancement Grant Fund (Finance)
  • HB 4567: Relating to business and occupation or privilege tax (Finance)
  • HB 4568: To allow phased rehabilitations of certified historic structures (Finance)
  • HB 4578: Relating to authorizing the Superintendent of the State Police to administer the Handle with Care program (Judiciary)
  • HB 4583: Clarifying the definition of incapacity so that incarceration in the penal system or detention outside of the United States may not be inferred as resulting in a lack of capacity to execute a power of attorney (Judiciary)
  • HB 4585: Relating to controlled substance monitoring; and removing a dispensing prohibition (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4591: Relating to accelerating the conversion of the state excise tax on the privilege of transferring real property into a county excise tax (Finance)
  • HB 4596: Relating generally to additional persons qualifying for the provisions of the Law-Enforcement Officers Safety Act (Judiciary)
  • HB 4604: Relating to abolishing the Workforce Development Initiative Program Advisory Council (Education)
  • HB 4606: Authorizing programs to assist at-risk veterans and their families with existing resources to combat suicide (Military)
  • HB 4607: To remove opioid treatment programs from requiring a certificate of need (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4612: Decreasing the time period of eligibility for nonduty disability from ten to five or more years of service for Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4613: Relating to increasing the multiplier for use in determining accrued benefit in the West Virginia Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4614: Providing optional retirement service credit for unused accrued annual or sick leave days for municipal police and firefighters (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4627: To provide for no more than two licensed laboratories for medical cannabis testing in this state (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4631: Establishing a bone marrow and peripheral blood stem donation awareness program (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4634: Relating to occupational licensing or other authorization to practice (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4636: Clarifying when business and occupation taxes owed to a city or municipality are considered to be remitted on time (Judiciary)
  • HB 4643: Exempting certain health services from certificate of need (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4644: Prohibiting the restriction, regulation, use or administration of lawn care and pest care products (Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • HB 4649: Transferring the operations of the West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program to the Bureau for Medical Services (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4657: Creating the Critical Mineral Investment Tax Credit Act of 2022 (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4660: Establishing the status of beds when an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities closes (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4662: Relating to licensure of Head Start facilities in this state (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HB 4667: Prohibition on county, city, or municipality restrictions on advanced air mobility aircraft (Economic Development)
  • HB 4668: Relating to air bag fraud (Judiciary)
  • HB 4675: Relating to autonomous delivery vehicles (Economic Development)
  • HB 4712: Require the prompt enrollment in payment plans for costs, fines, forfeitures, restitution, or penalties in circuit court and magistrate court (Judiciary)
  • HB 4743: Relating to security and surveillance requirements of medical cannabis organization facilities  (Health and Human Resources)
  • HB 4758: Relating to developing and maintaining a database to track reclamation liabilities in the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Special Reclamation Program (Energy, Industry and Mining)
  • HB 4768: Relating to change hearing location and customer notice provisions (Government Organization)
  • HB 4769: Eliminate the requirement to send recommended decisions by certified mail (Government Organization)
  • HB 4773: Adoption of the FCC customer service and technical standards and requiring certain cable operators to operate an in-state customer call center (S Second Reading, 03-01)
  • HB 4785: Relating to judicial vacancies (Judiciary)
  • HB 4797: To create an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan for West Virginia that describes how our state intends to use its share of NEVI Formula Program funds (Economic Development)
  • HB 4827: Relating to the promotion and development of public-use vertiports (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HJR 102: Clarifying that the policy-making and rule-making authority of the State Board of Education is subject to legislative review, approval, amendment, or rejection (Adopted by Senate; pending House concurrence)
  • HCR 1: Alex Perdue Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 4: John B. Short Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 6: Elmer Galford Memorial Road (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 7: Kohlton Red Haney Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 8: U.S. Army Private Elmo Davis Memorial Road (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 9: James C. Vickers Silver Star Highway (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 10: Lance CPL Leonard Joe Zelaski Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 13: Doctor Enrique and Mrs. Sallie H. Aguilar Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 14: Colonel Ronald John ”Ron“ Chiccehitto Memorial Road (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 15: Thomas Brothers Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 16: World War II Veterans Toothman Brothers Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 17: Daniel Okey Cunningham Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 23: Requesting the Division of Highways to place at least 10 additional signs along highways entering West Virginia honoring fallen veterans and Gold Star Families (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 25: SP5 Terry Lee McClanahan Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 26: Officer Cassie Johnson Fallen Heroes Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 27: Extending an invitation to His Excellency, the Governor, to deliver an address to the Legislature and raising a Joint Assembly therefor (Adopted, 01-27)
  • HCR 28: Cpt. Billy Jake Smith Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-24)
  • HCR 30: U.S. Army Pvt. Dallis H. Johnson WWII Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-25)
  • HCR 34: U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Byrne Lee Singleton Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 35: David Allen Drake, Sr. Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 36: John Calvin “J. C.” Baker Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 37: U.S. Army Corporal Charles William “Bill” Knight Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 38: To name the “Dale Shaheen and George H. Hooker Memorial Bridge” (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 40: To name the USMC Cpl Guy Maywood Edwards Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 45: U.S. Army SP4 Dennis Harvey Roberts Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 46: Donald Homer Wheeler Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 47: William Earl Duty Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 48: WVSP Sergeant John S. Syner Memorial Road (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 49: Charles M. Biggs Memorial Highway (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 50: John Ellison Road (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 52: Roy E. Givens Memorial Road (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 54: Mayor George Karos Bridge (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HCR 58: February 14 as National Donor Day (Rules)
  • HCR 59: Warrant Officer James G. Bosley Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-25)
  • HCR 60: Fire Chief Lee Thomas Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 61: Timothy Wayne Farley Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 62: Raymond Jarrell, Jr., Memorial Road (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 63: U.S. Army MSGT Donald Lewis Coen Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 64: Robin W. Ames Memorial Road (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 65: U.S. Army Major Jesse A. Jennings Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 70: Calvin H. Shifflett Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 71: White Angel Falls waterfall (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 72: U.S. Army SP5 Dana V. Perkins Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 73: Halstead Brothers WWII Veterans Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 74: Judge Les Fury Memorial Bridge Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 75: Pastor Glenn F. Lough Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 76: U. S. Navy BM1 Farris Burton Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 79: A resolution to designate February 21st as the official start day to National FFA Week in West Virginia (Adopted, 02-22)
  • HCR 81: U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Milford Arnold Cunningham Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 82: Alleen Ledson Memorial Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 83: U.S. Army SGT Charles L. Toppings Memorial Road (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 84: U. S. Navy, Water Tender 3rd Class, V-6, Lewis Glenn Mills Memorial Boulevard (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 85: McClintic Family Bridge (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 87: Joseph Allen Wyatt, Fire Chief of Cowen VFD Memorial Intersection (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 88: Lewis Joseph D’Antoni Memorial Road (Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • HCR 89: Hajash Brothers Memorial Bridge (Pending Senate introduction)
  • HCR 90: U.S. Army PVT Robert (Bob) Mullins Sr. Memorial Bridge (Pending Senate introduction)

 

Bills that Have Completed Legislation as of Monday, February 28, 2022 (33 – 15 Senate; 18 House)

 

  • SB 4: Repealing ban on construction of nuclear power plants (Signed, 02-08)
  • SB 8: Relating generally to state’s savings and investment programs (Signed, 02-02)
  • SB 191: Allowing poll workers to work full and half days (Signed, 02-02)
  • SB 221: Establishing occupational therapy compact (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 244: Relating to appointment of judges to Intermediate Court of Appeals (Signed, 02-09)
  • SB 279: Authorizing DEP to promulgate legislative rules (Signed, 02-21)
  • SB 435: Awarding service weapon to retiree from Division of Protective Services (Signed, 02-16)
  • SB 436: Correcting code citation for authority of State Fire Marshal (Signed, 02-18)
  • SB 437: Providing for early discharge of parolees (Signed, 02-16)
  • SB 445: Modifying police and firemen’s pension plans for trustees (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 449: Relating to Nonviolent Offense Parole Program (Signed, 02-16)
  • SB 450: Updating definitions of WV Personal Income Tax Act (Signed, 02-21)
  • SB 451: Updating definitions of WV Corporation Net Income Tax Act (Signed, 02-21)
  • SB 452: Permitting civil remedies for unauthorized disclosure of intimate images (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 639: Providing 45-day waiting period on rate increases when water and sewer services are purchased from municipality (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 2325: Removing the requirement of continuing education for barbers and cosmetologists (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 3312: Establishing a memorial to child labor and child workers who died in the course of employment in this state (Signed, 02-28)
  • HB 3220: Restrictions on Taxpayer funded lobbying (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 3303: Relating to clarifying the process of filling vacancies on ballots (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4024: Creating a cosmetology apprentice program that allows companies to train employees for practical real-world experience (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4048: WV Keep, Bear and Drive with Arms Act (Completed; pending action by Governor)
  • HB 4060: Repealing outdated sections of code relating to health (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4062: Removing the residency requirement for the Commissioner of the Division of Highways (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 4067: To make certain agency reports electronic or eliminating certain agency reports altogether (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4074: Require schools provide eating disorder and self-harm training for teacher and students (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 4114: Authorizing certain agencies of the Department of Administration to promulgate legislative rules (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4264: Change designation of Glenville State College to “Glenville State University” (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4276: WVU to create a Parkinson’s disease registry (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4299: To prohibit the intentional interference with election processes and creating associated criminal penalties (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4301: Reforming membership requirements of Huntington Park and Recreation District Board (Signed, 02-16)
  • HB 4308: Authorizing disclosure of juvenile information to Crime Victims Compensation Fund for investigation and award of benefits (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4312: Extending the option of electronic absentee ballot transmission to first responders in certain emergency circumstances (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)
  • HB 4369: Update the telepsychology compact (Completed; awaiting action by Governor)

 

Resolutions that Have Completed Legislation as of Monday, February 28, 2022 (12 – 7 Senate; 5 House)

 

  • SCR 6: Holden 22 Coal Miners Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 15: US Army PVT Shirley E. Bailey Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 17: US Air Force SSGT Logan A. Young Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 21: Putnam County Veterans Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 27: US Army TSGT Harold William Schmidle Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 34: USMC SGTMAJ Herman H. Brawner Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-28)
  • SCR 46: Supporting North Central WV aviation and aerospace industries (Adopted, 02-28)
  • HCR 27: Extending an invitation to His Excellency, the Governor, to deliver an address to the Legislature and raising a Joint Assembly therefor (Adopted, 01-27)
  • HCR 28: Cpt. Billy Jake Smith Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-24)
  • HCR 30: U.S. Army Pvt. Dallis H. Johnson WWII Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-25)
  • HCR 59: Warrant Officer James G. Bosley Memorial Bridge (Adopted, 02-25)
  • HCR 79: A resolution to designate February 21st as the official start day to National FFA Week in West Virginia (Adopted, 02-22)

 

Bills Signed by the Governor as of Monday, February 28, 2022 (20 – 11 Senate; 9 House)

 

  • SB 4: Repealing ban on construction of nuclear power plants (Signed, 02-08)
  • SB 8: Relating generally to state’s savings and investment programs (Signed, 02-02)
  • SB 191: Allowing poll workers to work full and half days (Signed, 02-02)
  • SB 244: Relating to appointment of judges to Intermediate Court of Appeals (Signed, 02-09)
  • SB 279: Authorizing DEP to promulgate legislative rules (Signed, 02-21)
  • SB 435: Awarding service weapon to retiree from Division of Protective Services (Signed, 02-16)
  • SB 436: Correcting code citation for authority of State Fire Marshal (Signed, 02-18)
  • SB 437: Providing for early discharge of parolees (Signed, 02-16)
  • SB 449: Relating to Nonviolent Offense Parole Program (Signed, 02-16)
  • SB 450: Updating definitions of WV Personal Income Tax Act (Signed, 02-21)
  • SB 451: Updating definitions of WV Corporation Net Income Tax Act (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 2325: Removing the requirement of continuing education for barbers and cosmetologists (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 3312: Establishing a memorial to child labor and child workers who died in the course of employment in this state (Signed, 02-28)
  • HB 4024: Creating a cosmetology apprentice program that allows companies to train employees for practical real-world experience (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4062: Removing the residency requirement for the Commissioner of the Division of Highways (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 4067: To make certain agency reports electronic or eliminating certain agency reports altogether (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4074: Require schools provide eating disorder and self-harm training for teacher and students (Signed, 02-21)
  • HB 4264: Change designation of Glenville State College to “Glenville State University” (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4276: WVU to create a Parkinson’s disease registry (Signed, 02-23)
  • HB 4301: Reforming membership requirements of Huntington Park and Recreation District Board (Signed, 02-16)

 

Committee times and agendas are subject to change. Follow @WVSenClerk on Twitter for updates.

 

All Senate Committee meetings and floor sessions are available for both live streaming and to watch again in our archives. The link to the Senate’s archived video page can be found here: http://sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00289/Harmony/en/View/UpcomingEvents.

 

 

Jacque Bland
Director of Communications | West Virginia Senate
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Room M-223
Charleston, WV 25305-0800
(304) 357-7999 | (304) 590-4678 (cell)
jacque.bland@wvsenate.gov

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