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Interim Committee Schedule and Agendas for: January 07 - 09, 2018

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Convene

Adjourn

Committee

Location

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority House Gov. Org.
  1. Call to Order

 

  1. Silent Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of Minutes

 

  1. Presentations regarding continuing discussions related to regional jails and correctional facilities issues

            a. Jeff S. Sandy, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.

            b. Sheryl Webb, Director, Division of Personnel

 

  1. Reports from Agencies

             a. David Farmer, Executive Director, West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority

             b. Mike Coleman, Acting Commissioner, West Virginia Division of Corrections

             c.  William K. Marshall, Director, West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services

 

  1. Other Business

 

  1. Adjournment

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Post Audits Subcommittee Senate Finance

List of Current Audits / Peer Review Report - National Conference of State Legislatures

West Virginia Film Office - Performance Evaluation Research Division

Volunteer Fire Department - Annual Report

ERP Board - Update - Prior Report Findings

Division of Highways – Leave Payout

Division of Highways – Update - Prior Report Findings

Regional Jail Authority – Update – PrimeCare Contract

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Commission on Special Investigations Senate Finance
No Agenda Posted
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Select Committee on Infrastructure Senate Judiciary

         I.            Meeting called to order

       II.            Roll call

     III.            Approval of Minutes

    IV.            Ms. Halie Mason, Representing Mircorsoft;
Mr. Dean Iacovelli, Director of Secure Enterprise, Microsoft, (via Skype); and
Mr. Daniel Johnson, Account Executive, Microsoft

Presentation regarding cyber security and Mircosoft’s endeavors in securing information systems.

      V.            Miscellaneous business

    VI.            Adjournment

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Commission on Economic Development - JOINT MEETING House Gov. Org.
  1. Call to Order

 

  1. Roll Call

 

3.       Approval of Minutes

 

  1. Department of Commerce New Resource Allocation Proposals

Joshua Jarrell, Deputy Cabinet Secretary

     West Virginia Department of Commerce

Kris N. Hopkins, Director, West Virginia Development Office

 

  1. Other Business

 

  1. Announcements

 

  1. Adjournment

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Pensions and Retirement Senate Finance
  1. Meeting called to order      

 

  1. Roll call

 

  1. Approval of minutes

 

  1. Review of Municipal Police and Fire Pension Plans

    Blair Taylor, Executive Director of the Municipal Pensions Oversight Board

 

  1. Post-Retirement Employment with State or Local Government

          Jeffrey Fleck, Executive Director, WV Consolidated Public Retirement Board

 

  1. Suggestions for Legislation Regarding Voluntary Separation Incentives Plans

    Samantha D. Burwell, J.D., Senior Policy Analyst, Talent and Culture

        West Virginia University

 

  1. Announcements

 

  1. Adjournment

03:00 PM 04:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Workforce Investment for Economic Development - JOINT MEETING House Gov. Org.
  1. Call to Order

 

  1. Roll Call

 

3.       Approval of Minutes

 

  1. Department of Commerce New Resource Allocation Proposals

Joshua Jarrell, Deputy Cabinet Secretary

     West Virginia Department of Commerce

Kris N. Hopkins, Director, West Virginia Development Office

 

  1. Other Business

 

  1. Announcements

 

  1. Adjournment

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Agriculture and Rural Development Senate Finance
  1. Meeting called to order

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of November 2017 minutes

 

  1. Noelle Starek, Counsel, will be presenting draft legislation regarding food production issues, farmers markets and milk regulation
  2. Other Business

Adjournment

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Select Committee on PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care House Finance

I.          Meeting called to order          

II.        Roll Call

III.       Acceptance of minutes from previous meetings January 9, 2017, August 20, 2017, September 19, 2017 and December 3, 2017

IV.       Presentation of Final Report     

            Speaker: Jeff Johnson, Counsel

V.       Other Business

VI.     Adjournment

05:00 PM 07:00 PM Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on Dept of Transportation Accountability - JOINT MEETING House Chamber

I. Meeting called to order
II. Roll call
III. Approval of minutes
IV. Secretary Thomas Smith, West Virginia Department of Transportation
Presentation and overview of the operation of the Division of Highway’s ten districts, the system of tracking projects and payments, and information regarding the interplay between money derived from the Parkways bonds and certain projects.
V. State Auditor J.B. McCuskey, West Virginia State Auditor’s Office
Presentation and demonstration of how the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office OpenGov partnership will give added transparency on state government expenditures, including Road Bond funding, followed by discussion regarding fraud, accountability, and transparency legislation.
VI. Miscellaneous business
VII. Adjournment

05:00 PM 07:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary - JOINT MEETING House Chamber

Joint Committee on the Judiciary and DOT

 

AGENDA

 

Date:               Sunday, January 7, 2018

Time:              5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location:        House Chamber

 

 

  1. Call to Order

     

  2. Silent Roll Call

     

  3. Approval of Minutes

     

  4. Tom Smith, Secretary of the West Virginia DOT, West Virginia DOT 

    a. Presentation and overview of the operation of the Division of Highway’s ten districts

    b. Overview of the system of tracking projects and payments

    c. Synopsis of the interplay between money derived from the Parkways bonds and certain projects

     

  5.  J.B. McCuskey, West Virginia State Auditor, West Virginia State Auditor’s Office,

    a. Presentation on OpenGov (All members of the Legislature are invited)

    b. Road Bond Website

    c. Discussion on Fraud, Accountability, and Transparency Bill

     

  6.   Other Business

     

  7. Adjournment

     

05:00 PM 06:00 PM Select Committee on Veterans' Affairs House Gov. Org.

I.            Meeting called to order

II.           Roll call

III.          Approval of Minutes

IV.          Secretary Denis Davis, West Virginia Department of Veterans' Assistance

               Presentation on current funding levels for the Beckley, West Virginia Veterans' nursing home.

V.            Miscellaneous business

VI.           Adjournment

06:00 PM 07:00 PM Commission on Interstate Cooperation House Judiciary

1. Call to Order

2. Silent Roll Call

3. Approval of Previous Minutes of December 3, 2017

4. Discussion to coordinate best practices

5. Other Business

6. Adjournment

 



Monday, January 08, 2018

Convene

Adjourn

Committee

Place

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding Senate Judiciary
  1. Call to Order

  2. Adoption of Minutes

  3. Discussion of Proposed Legislation

Arlie Hubbard, Flood Committee Counsel

 

  1. Miscellaneous Business

 

  1. Adjournment

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee House Gov. Org.
  1. Meeting called to order

 

  1. Roll call

 

  1. Approval of September, November and December 2017 minutes

 

  1. Sam England, Chief, Division of Parks and Recreation, to discuss the economic significance and impact of state parks and state forests

 

5. Gary Foster, Assistant Chief in charge of Game Management, to present the 2017 Big Game Report

 

6. Other Business

 

7. Adjournment

10:00 AM 12:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Finance House Chamber
  1. Call to Order

 

  1. Roll Call

 

3.       Approval of Minutes

 

  1. Review of Pension Issues Related to State Budget

             Jeffrey Fleck, Executive Director, WV Consolidated Public Retirement Board

 

  1. Review of PEIA Plan Year 2019

             Ted Cheatham, Director, Public Employees Insurance Agency

 

  1. Review of Proposal for Inventory of State-Owned Properties

             John Myers, Cabinet Secretary, Department of Administration

 

  1. Other Business

 

  1. Announcements

 

  1. Adjournment

10:00 AM 12:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary House Gov. Org.
  1. Call to Order 

  2. Silent Roll Call 

  3. Approval of Minutes 

  4. Presentations regarding the SNAP program 

    1. Juliet Terry, J Terry Consulting

    2. Seth DiStefano, Policy and Outreach Director, WV Center on Budget and Policy

    3. Jeremiah Samples, Deputy Secretary, WVDHHR

  5. Other Business

  6. Adjournment

 

 

12:00 PM 01:00 PM HOUSE GOP CAUCUS House Chamber
No Agenda Posted
12:00 PM 01:00 PM SENATE FLOOR SESSION Senate Chamber
No Agenda Posted
01:00 PM 03:00 PM Joint Committee on Health House Chamber

I.               Meeting called to order    

II.              Roll Call (Clerk will take a silent roll call)

III.             Acceptance of minutes from December 2017 meeting

IV.             Presentation: Update of Pilot Program to provide addiction treatment for persons within the criminal justice system

                          Elliot Burkhead, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities

V.              Opioid Reduction Act

                  Charles Roskovensky, Counsel, House Committee on Health and Human Resources

VI.            Presentation of Final Report:

                         Jeff Johnson, Counsel, Senate Committee on Health and Human Resources

VII.          Other Business                 

VIII.         Adjournment

02:00 PM 03:00 PM Joint Government Accountability, Transparency and Efficiency Committee Senate Judiciary

     i.       Meeting called to order   

     ii.       Roll call

     iii.      Approval of previous minutes

     iv.      Gregory Bowman, Dean, West Virginia University College of Law, to discuss recommendations from the Judicial Compensation Commission

     v.       Miscellaneous Business

    vi.       Adjournment

03:00 PM 05:00 PM Joint Committee on Government Operations - JOINT MEETING House Chamber

1.         Roll call.

2.         Approval of the minutes from the previous meetings, held December 3rd and 4th, 2017.

3.         Presentation of a Performance Review of the Division of Rehabilitation Services.

4.         Presentation of a Performance Review of the Education Broadcasting Authority.

5.         Presentation of a Performance Review of the Division of Tourism, Film Tax Credit Program.

6.         Presentation of a Letter Report on the Division of Labor.

7.         A Letter Report regarding Cross Discipline Reporting of Licensees. 

8.         Other Business.

9.         Adjournment.

 

03:00 PM 05:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Education House Gov. Org.
  1. Call to order

     

  2. Silent Roll call

 

  1. Approval of minutes from Monday, December 4, 2017

 

  1. RESA Conversion Implementation Update

    • Jason Butcher, Coordinator, WV Board of Education
    • Howard O’Cull, Executive Director, WV School Board Association

     

  2. Alternative Certification

    • Michele Blatt, Assistant Superintendent, Division of Support & Accountability
    • Missy Ruddle, Kanawha County
    • Ron Pauley, Kanawha County
    • Pam Gallaher, Taylor County

     

  3. Other Business

     

  4. Adjournment

03:00 PM 05:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization - JOINT MEETING House Chamber

1.         Roll call.

2.         Approval of the minutes from the previous meetings, held December 3rd and 4th, 2017.

3.         Presentation of a Performance Review of the Division of Rehabilitation Services.

4.         Presentation of a Performance Review of the Education Broadcasting Authority.

5.         Presentation of a Performance Review of the Division of Tourism, Film Tax Credit Program.

6.         Presentation of a Letter Report on the Division of Labor.

7.         A Letter Report regarding Cross Discipline Reporting of Licensees.

8.         Other Business.

9.         Adjournment.

05:00 PM 07:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability Senate Finance
  1. Call to order.

  2. Roll call.

  3. Approval of minutes from the meeting on December 4, 2017.

  4. 2017 WV Financial Aid Comprehensive Report (§18C-1-1(e) and §18B-1D-8a). Brian Weingart, Senior Director of Financial Aid, HEPC.

  5. 2016 Academic Readiness Report (§18B-1-1e). Matt Turner, Vice Chancellor for Administration, HEPC.

  6. Report on Course Credit Transfer Among Private Institutions (§18B-14-2 in HB2867, 2015). Dr. Corley Dennison, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, HEPC.

  7. HEPC legislative rules:

    •Title 133, Series 32, Legislative Rule, Tuition and Fee Policy.  Dr. Ed Magee, Vice Chancellor for Finance.

    •Title 133, Series 55, Legislative Rule, Human Resources Administration.  Ms. Patricia Humphries, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources.

  8. West Virginia Higher Education Report Card (§18B-16-9). Dr. Chris Treadway, Senior Director of Research and Policy, HEPC.

  9. West Virginia Health Sciences and Rural Health Report Card. Dr. Robert Walker, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, HEPC.

  10. Report on Employment Practices (§18B-7-16). Patricia Humphries, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, HEPC.

  11. Superintendent’s Report. Dr. Steve Paine, State Superintendent of Schools.

  12. EDGE report (§18-13-3). Kathy D’Antoni, Associate Superintendent of Schools, Division of Technical Education and Governor’s Economic Initiatives, WVDE.

  13. Report on harassment, intimidation and bullying (§18-2C-3). Michele Blatt, Assistant Superintendent, Division of Support & Accountability, WVDE.

  14. Follow-up: Update on teacher evaluation and support systems. Michele Blatt, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Division of Support and Accountability, WVDE.

  15. Report on class size and number of pupils per teacher in grades 7-12 (§18-5-18a). Lou Maynus, Assistant Superintendent, Division of Teaching and Learning.

  16. Other business.

  17. Adjourn.

05:00 PM 07:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability House Gov. Org.
  1. Meeting called to order    

 

2.              Roll Call

 3.   Acceptance of minutes from December 2017 meeting

 4. HB/SB ____ - Reorganization of the Department of Health and Human Resources

 5. Adoption of Final Report

 6. Other Business                 

 7. Adjournment

 



Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Convene

Adjourn

Committee

Place

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Joint Committee on Children and Families Senate Judiciary

 

  1. Call to Order

  2. Roll Call

  3. Approval of Minutes of December 5, 2017

 4.  Presentation: Jeremiah Sample, DHHR, Deputy Secretary – Continued discussion of “Cliff Effect”

5.  Discussion of draft legislation; and Final Report

Termination of parental rights in certain circumstances by Charles Roskovensky, Chief Counsel House Committee on Health and Human Resources

6.         Other Business

7.     Adjournment

08:00 AM 09:00 AM Legislative Intern Committee Senate Finance
  1. Meeting called to order/ Roll call
  2. Introduction of 2018 Legislative Internn
  3. Other business/ Discussion
  4. Adjournment

09:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Committee on Natural Gas Development - JOINT MEETING House Chamber

*JOINT MEETING WITH ENERGY*

 

1. Call Meeting to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Adoption of November Minutes

4. Woody Thrasher, Secretary, WV Department of Commerce, regarding China Energy investment in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing in West Virginia

5. Tim Bittle, Director of Government Affairs, MarkWest Energy Partners

6. Other Business

7. Adjournment

 

 

1.

09:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Committee on Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services House Gov. Org.

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Overview of WVDOF Fire Program.
Presenter:
Walt Jackson Assistant State Forester Forest Protection WV Division of Forestry.
4. Volunteer Fire Assistance Program and Federal Surplus Property.
Presenter:
Jeremy Jones Fire Staff Assistant WV Division of Forestry.
5. Overview of the modular firefighter training system.
Presenters:
Ralph Kosar, WV Public Service Training
Mark Lambert, Director, WVU Fire Extension Service
6. Subcommittee Report.
Senator Boso, Subcommittee Chair
7. Other Business
8. Adjournment

09:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on Energy - JOINT MEETING House Chamber

 

1. Call Meeting to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Adoption of November Minutes

4. Woody Thrasher, Secretary, WV Department of Commerce, regarding China Energy investment in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing in West Virginia

5. Tim Bittle, Director of Government Affairs, MarkWest Energy Partners

6. Other Business

7. Adjournment

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Joint Committee on Government and Finance Senate Finance
No Agenda Posted
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Joint Committee on Government Operations - JOINT MEETING House Chamber

1.         Roll call.

2.         Consideration of draft legislation:

             A bill regarding the Fleet Management Office;

            A bill regarding the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR); and

            A bill regarding the regulation of embalmers and funeral directors.

3.         Other Business.

4.         Adjournment.

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Education House Gov. Org.
  1. Call to order

     

  2. Silent Roll call

 

  1. Approval of minutes from Monday, January 8, 2018

 

  1. Transitional Leadership

    • Michele Blatt, Assistant Superintendent, Division of Support & Accountability

     

  2. Erin Merryn’s Law Task Force on Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

    • Jim McKay, State Coordinator, Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia
    • Emily Chittenden-Laird, Executive Director, WV Child Advocacy Center
    • Kelly Haynes, Principal, Lakewood Elementary in Kanawha County

     

  3. Joint Committee on Education Final Report

     

  4. Other Business

     

  5. Adjournment

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization - JOINT MEETING House Chamber

1.         Roll call.

2.         Approval of the minutes from the previous meetings, held December 3rd and 4th, 2017.

3.         Presentation of a Performance Review of the Division of Rehabilitation Services.

4.         Presentation of a Performance Review of the Education Broadcasting Authority.

5.         Presentation of a Performance Review of the Division of Tourism, Film Tax Credit Program.

6.         Presentation of a Letter Report on the Division of Labor.

7.         Other Business.

8.         Adjournment.

 

02:00 PM 03:00 PM ETHICS TRAINING House Chamber
No Agenda Posted
03:00 PM 04:00 PM HARASSMENT POLICY TRAINING (STAFF) House Gov. Org.
No Agenda Posted
04:00 PM 06:00 PM Forest Management Review Commission Senate Judiciary
  1. Meeting called to order

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Approval of December 2017 minutes
  2. Dr. Joe McNeal, Appalachian Hardware Center, Forestry and Natural Resources, WVU, to give a presentation on cross laminated timber
  3. Dr. Mark Double, Research Associate, Plant Pathology, WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, to provide an update on chestnuts blight research at WVU
  4. Frank Stewart, Executive Director, WV Forestry Association, to give an update on forest products industry concerns
  5. Greg Bailey, Deputy State Highway Engineer for Operations, to provide a review of WV road truck weight limits and the legislative exceptions
  6. Other business
  7. Adjournment



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