Legislative Agenda Update (2.24.2021) - MonDems

Legislative Agenda Update (2.24.2021)

House Committee Agendas (2.24.2021)

https://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/house/main.cfm

House Agriculture and Natural Resources, 8:00 a.m.

-Originating Bill: Relating to a tax credit to offset the cost of lifetime hunting, trapping and fishing licenses for Disabled Veterans.

House Banking & Insurance, 9:00 a.m.

-HB 2634, Requiring insurance providers to provide coverage for certain treatment.
-HB 2681, Authorizing the Insurance Commissioner to transfer moneys from the Insurance Commission Fund into the Workers’ Compensation Old Fund to reduce any deficit balance of the Old Fund.
-HB 2682, Relating to the issuance of license suspensions to insurance producers and insurance adjusters who have failed to meet continuing education requirements.
-HB 2695, Consolidate the statutory positions of Director of the Insurance Fraud Unit and Inspector General of the former Workers’ Compensation Commission Fraud and Abuse Unit.

House Committee on Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services, 9:00 a.m.

-HB 2575, Increasing the age limit to 40 for people to test for career fire departments-HB 2621, Mandating certification for certain members of fire departments, require certain types of training, allow specialized personnel who are not firefighters to be members of a department
House Committee on Senior, Children, and Family Issues, 1:00 p.m.
-HB 2671, Relating to financial exploitation of elderly persons, protected persons or incapacitated adults (FN).

House Workforce Development, 1:00 p.m.

-HB 2327, Repealing the law which makes prime contractors liable for the failure of subcontractors to make proper payments for workers’ compensation

House Political Subdivisions, 2:00 p.m.

-HB 2256, Providing that a municipal services user fee may not be imposed on employees of the state (lied over)
-HB 2592, Require Counties and Municipalities to hold all local elections during statewide elections

House Committee on Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse, 2:00 p.m.

-Continuation of Presentation: Dr. Matthew Christiansen, Director, the Office of Drug Control Policy

House Technology & Infrastructure, 3:00 p.m.

-HB 2222, Prohibiting vehicles from driving slow in the left lane

House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, 3:00 p.m.

-Virtual Presentation on electrical grid security by Appalachian Electric Power: Carlos Casablanca, Managing Director Distribution Planning and Analysis; Dave Ball, Managing Director Transmission Operations.
-HB 2237, Allowing free camping at state parks for certain resident veterans.
-HB 2303, Moving authority for the West Virginia veterans service decoration and West Virginia Service Cross to the Division of Veterans Affairs.

Senate Committee Agendas (2.24.2021)

https://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/senate/main.cfm

Senate Workforce, 10:00 a.m.

-Tiffani Dale and Gina Pensule, power point presentation “Closing the Gap”
-Cammie Chapman, General Counsel, Bureau for Children and Families to give a presentation on “Opportunities for Youth Aging out of Foster Care”
-Marilyn Pearce, Regional Director, Children’s Home Society of WV
-SB 248 – Requiring DHHR collaborate with Workforce Development Board and WV Division of Personnel for purposes of job placement.

Senate Economic Development, 1:00 p.m.

-SB 311 – Relating to acquisition and disposition of property by urban development authority.
-SB 368 – Authorizing DEP to develop Reclamation of Abandoned and Dilapidated Properties Program.

Senate Agriculture and Rural Development, 2:00 p.m.

-SB 339 – Expanding types of agricultural operations that are protected from nuisance and other legal actions
-SB 359 – Informing landowners when fencing that may contain livestock is damaged due to accident
-SB 58 – Creating WV Farm Fresh Dairy Act.

Senate Finance, 3:00 p.m.

-Budget Presentation: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Senate Judiciary, 3:00 p.m.-SB 392 – Creating penalty for impersonation of law-enforcement officer or official.(TS)
-Com. Sub. for SB 5 – Relating to claims arising out of WV Consumer Credit and Protection Act.(MD)

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