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Senator Gaunch sponsored 128 bills:

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SB 1 Establishing WV Workplace Freedom Act PASS  Completed Legislation 05/13/16 
SB 3 Providing for sunset of administrative rules under Administrative Procedures Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 4 Requiring legislative members disclose contributions and fundraising events while in session Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 5 Requiring voters provide photo ID when voting Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 6 Requiring drug screening and testing of applicants for TANF program Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 8 Clarifying powers of Attorney General in contingency fee arrangements or contracts with outside attorneys Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 10 Creating Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act PASS  Completed Legislation 05/13/16 
SB 11 WV Freedom of Conscience Protection Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 13 Increasing penalties for overtaking and passing stopped school buses Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 15 Adopting learned intermediary doctrine as defense to civil action due to inadequate warnings or instructions Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 17, 2016)
SB 27 Permitting county commissions hire outside attorneys for collection of taxes through courts Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 3, 2016)
SB 31 Prohibiting impersonation of representative of Commission on Special Investigations Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 39 Regulating off-road motorcycles within Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 6, 2016)
SB 42 Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists on or near school premises Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/13/16 
SB 89 Providing maximum ratio of 1500 pupils to one licensed school psychologist Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/13/16 
SB 102 Conforming to federal Law-Enforcement Officers Safety Act Vetoed  Vetoed
SB 105 Creating Tim Tebow Act allowing nonpublic school student participate in SSAC member school athletics Pending  House Education Committee  02/18/16 
SB 110 Disqualifying CDL for conviction of DUI Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 122 Permitting carrying of firearms in state parks, lands and trails managed by DNR Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  01/13/16 
SB 246 Providing certain government entities option to extend the term of tax increment financing district from 30 to 40 years Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/05/16 
SB 270 Repealing code relating to insurance policies Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2016)
SB 271 Regulating practice of accountancy Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2016)
SB 272 Allowing investigators from Attorney General's office to carry concealed weapons Vetoed  Vetoed
SB 280 Eliminating personnel sections or divisions within other state departments and agencies Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/14/16 
SB 296 Excluding amounts claimant would not pay from compensatory damages awarded for medical expenses Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/15/16 
SB 300 Authorizing county commissions to collect additional fee for wireless phone lines Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/15/16 
SB 301 Changing amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/15/16 
SB 303 Providing for 5-day resident fishing license Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 3, 2016)
SB 311 Allowing permanent exception for mortgage modification or refinancing loan under federal Making Home Affordable Program Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 312 Welfare Fraud Prevention Act Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/18/16 
SB 314 Amending requirements for carrying concealed weapon or deadly weapon for defense purposes Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/19/16 
SB 315 Providing for construction of statewide fiber optic broadband infrastructure network Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  02/19/16 
SB 316 Removing requirement home-schooled student must acquire GED to qualify for PROMISE scholarship Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/19/16 
SB 317 Requiring each county maintain website and provide information to Secretary of State Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/19/16 
SB 318 Clarifying that home schooled student may not be classified as habitually absent Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/19/16 
SB 319 Permitting temporary delegation of certain custodial powers by parent or guardian Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/19/16 
SB 322 Regulating pharmacy benefits managers Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/19/16 
SB 324 Allowing transportation network companies to operate in WV Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/19/16 
SB 328 Creating West Virginia Veterans Program Fund Pending  House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee  02/16/16 
SB 330 Requiring automobile liability insurers provide 10 days' notice of intent to cancel due to nonpayment of premium Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 331 Relating to hunting or trapping on private lands Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  01/20/16 
SB 337 Creating 5-year tax credit for businesses on post-mine sites Pending  House Finance Committee  03/09/16 
SB 340 Relating to payment by Municipal Bond Commission Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/21/16 
SB 348 Permitting descendants of landowner hunt, trap and fish on that property Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  01/21/16 
SB 358 Establishing Mining Mutual Insurance Company Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/21/16 
SB 359 Requiring performance bonds by operators Pending  Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee  01/21/16 
SB 361 Prohibiting persons who have committed crimes against elderly from performing community service involving elderly Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 362 Increasing criminal penalties for financial exploitation of elderly person Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/21/16 
SB 365 Creating Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/21/16 
SB 372 Modifying administration of local boards of health Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/21/16 
SB 373 Granting more control of regional education service agencies to county boards Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/08/16 
SB 374 Permitting farm winery supply wine it produces directly to customers Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/25/16 
SB 376 Expanding authority of Secretary of State and State Police Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 378 Relating to truancy intervention Rejected    CONF  03/12/16 
SB 379 Relating to candidate filing fees Signed  Effective from passage - (March 4, 2016)
SB 381 Changing trend test for life and health insurer Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/25/16 
SB 386 Ensuring continued viability of WVU Tech Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/25/16 
SB 388 Creating criminal offenses relating to money laundering Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/26/16 
SB 391 Creating additional penalty for use of firearm in furtherance of drug offense Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/26/16 
SB 398 Revocation of certificate of authority to conduct business Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/02/16 
SB 405 Creating felony offense of conspiracy in violation of Uniform Controlled Substances Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/27/16 
SB 406 Changing age date of attending school Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/27/16 
SB 407 Increasing high-quality educational opportunities in public school system Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/27/16 
SB 408 Relating to regulation and control of elections Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/27/16 
SB 411 Creating Second Chance for Employment Act Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  03/08/16 
SB 422 Creating Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act Pending  Senate Interstate Cooperation Committee  01/28/16 
SB 424 Allowing fire departments assess fees Pending  House Finance Committee  02/19/16 
SB 429 Adopting two National Association of Insurance Commissioners' models to protect enrollees and general public and permit greater oversight Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 7, 2016)
SB 465 Allowing professional employer insure certain risks through pure insurance captive Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 466 Providing medical records must be produced without court order in certain circumstances Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/02/16 
SB 468 Allowing lender charge and receive interest on rescindable loan during rescission period Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2016)
SB 472 Providing communication by lender or debt collector is not violation of WV Computer Crime and Abuse Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/09/16 
SB 479 Increasing penalties for transportation of narcotics and controlled substances into state Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/02/16 
SB 482 Creating felony crime of strangulation Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/02/16 
SB 486 Relating to licensure of behavioral health centers Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/03/16 
SB 496 Creating 24/7 Sobriety Program administered by Attorney General Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/03/16 
SB 497 Banning and providing for criminal penalties for manufacture of powdered alcohol Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/03/16 
SB 498 Relating to additional duties of Public Service Commission Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/03/16 
SB 502 Changing qualifier for low income Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/03/16 
SB 507 Exempting motor vehicles engaged in nonemergency transport of Medicaid recipients from PSC permit requirements Signed  Effective from passage - (March 5, 2016)
SB 517 Clarifying PEIA plans that are exempt from regulation by Insurance Commissioner Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2016)
SB 520 Allowing PEIA ability to recover benefits or claims obtained through fraud Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 521 Allowing county commissions and municipalities impose hotel occupancy taxes Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/05/16 
SB 525 Relating to WV Insurance Guaranty Association Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/07/16 
SB 530 Authorizing Community Health Equity Initiative Demonstration Project Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/05/16 
SB 537 Requiring cabinet secretaries review all rules under their jurisdiction similar to federal rules where state rules are more stringent Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/06/16 
SB 542 Admissibility of certain evidence in civil action on use or nonuse of safety belt Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/29/16 
SB 543 Requiring agencies provide additional information when submitting proposed legislative rule Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/06/16 
SB 544 Requiring executive branch agencies review rules with regard to federal rules Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/08/16 
SB 547 Adjusting limits on consumer loans for which finance charges can be imposed Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/16/16 
SB 550 Lessening regulatory burdens on small businesses Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/08/16 
SB 555 Providing for 3-cent tax increase on sale of fuel when cost is less than $2 per gallon Pending  House Finance Committee  03/02/16 
SB 563 Increasing retirement benefit multiplier for WV Emergency Medical Services Retirement System members Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2016)
SB 567 Providing protection against property crimes committed against coal mines, railroads, utilities and other industrial facilities Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 578 Protecting utility workers from crimes against person Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 583 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by Department of Administration Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 584 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by DEP Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 585 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by DHHR Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 586 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 587 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by Department of Revenue Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 588 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by Department of Transportation Signed  Effective from passage - (March 12, 2016)
SB 589 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by miscellaneous agencies and boards Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 590 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by Department of Commerce Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 591 Relating to voter registration list maintenance and combined voter registration and driver licensing fund Signed  Effective from passage - (March 11, 2016)
SB 594 Requiring State Auditor consider for payment claim submitted by electronically generated invoice Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 1, 2016)
SB 595 Relating to retirement credit for members of WV National Guard Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 610 Relating to generating and maintaining revenue for maintenance of roads and infrastructure Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/16/16 
SB 612 Limiting charges secured lender may recover from borrower on default Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 613 Defining total capital for purposes of calculating state-chartered bank's lending limit Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 614 Conforming statute with court interpretation by replacing "unconscionable" with "fraudulent" when referring to conduct Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 619 2016 Regulatory Reform Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 621 Exempting taxicab companies with independent contract drivers from providing workers' compensation coverage Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 624 Creating felony offenses and penalties for human trafficking Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/18/16 
SB 630 Ratio of pupils per licensed school psychologist Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/18/16 
SB 635 Limiting action to recover unpaid balance on contract made by consumer purchase Pending  Senate Rules Committee  02/27/16 
SB 637 Creating WV Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act of 2016 Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/01/16 
SB 658 Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting Vetoed  Vetoed
SB 663 Authorizing Commissioner of Highways permit DOH participate in construction or maintenance of publicly funded highway jobs Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/22/16 
SB 677 Relating to tuition rates set by higher education institutional governing boards Pending  House Education Committee  03/02/16 
SB 682 Authorizing telephone public utilities provide system of centrally located cellular telephone hot spots where signals are weak or unavailable Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/22/16 
SB 683 Allowing old or abandoned railway beds be used for lawful recreational purposes Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/22/16 
SB 685 Allowing individuals twenty-one years of age operate or ride motorcycle without helmet Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/22/16 
SB 686 Authorizing local governing authorities hold sanctioned motor vehicle races on roads, streets or airports under their jurisdiction Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 694 Regulation of pharmacy benefits managers Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/22/16 
SB 701 Relating generally to resort area districts Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/03/16 
SB 702 Allowing title of real estate to pass to individuals entitled to sale proceeds if executor fails to do so within 5 years of closing estate Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 703 Relating to deposit of overpayment of certain fees into Children's Trust Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  03/03/16 
SB 704 Dispatching of towing service for emergency towing of vehicles Rejected      03/02/16 
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