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Delegate Howell sponsored 113 bills:

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HB 2004 Creating and maintaining a centralized state vehicle inventory system Pending  Senate Finance Committee  04/04/17 
HB 2033 Permitting the resident lineal descendants of landowners to hunt, trap or fish on that resident landowner's property without a license Pending  House ANR Committee  02/08/17 
HB 2114 Providing a procedure for West Virginia to select delegates to an Article V convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/08/17 
HB 2116 Establishing a policy for formal recognition of Indian tribes Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/08/17 
HB 2212 West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/08/17 
HB 2215 Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless shelters Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/08/17 
HB 2320 Allowing nonmembers of a political party to request that party’s partisan ballot at a primary election Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/10/17 
HB 2323 Exempting social security benefits from personal income tax Pending  House Senior Citizen Issues Committee  02/10/17 
HB 2337 Requiring each public high school to offer a course in computer science Pending  House Education Committee  02/10/17 
HB 2339 Intrastate Coal and Use Act Pending  House ENG Committee  02/10/17 
HB 2340 Relating to performance metrics for the West Virginia Division of Highways Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2343 Requiring the State Police to lease rather than buy vehicles if cost effective Pending  House Finance Committee  02/28/17 
HB 2344 Transferring the assets of the Library Commission relating to media broadcasting to the Educational Broadcasting Authority Pending  House Finance Committee  03/13/17 
HB 2345 Transferring all duties and powers previously belonging to the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses to the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2346 Relating to motor vehicle license plates Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  03/27/17 
HB 2347 Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locations Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2017)
HB 2348 Eliminating any requirement that class hours of students be consecutive Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 5, 2017)
HB 2349 Relating to driving on the right side of the roadway, overtaking and passing Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2352 Relating to the criminal offense of desecration of graves and vandalizing cemeteries Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2354 Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to develop a statewide communications plan known as the Comprehensive Public Involvement Plan Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2363 Requiring that a state employee with a commercial driver’s license have a current medical evaluation certification Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/30/17 
HB 2379 Providing a special method for valuation of certain wireless technology property for property taxes Pending  House Finance Committee  02/16/17 
HB 2389 Allowing an employer to extend workers' compensation insurance coverage to an employee engaged in volunteer fire fighting and allowing employers a tax credit Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2402 Relating to abandoned antique vehicles Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 7, 2017)
HB 2413 Requiring the comprehensive annual financial report to be published by the end of December Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2415 Relating to construction of industrial access roads with state funds Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/17 
HB 2423 Relating to the criminal offense of therapeutic deception Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/17 
HB 2424 Requiring that voter registration information appear on certain state issued identification cards Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/14/17 
HB 2425 Authorizing licensees authorized to sell growlers of nonintoxicating beer to offer complimentary samples Pending  House DA Committee  02/14/17 
HB 2427 Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 4, 2017)
HB 2430 Permitting certain holders of concealed weapons permits to carry weapons of the grounds and buildings on the State Capitol Complex Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/14/17 
HB 2434 Relating to reevaluation of land damaged as a result of natural disaster Pending  House Finance Committee  03/15/17 
HB 2436 Suspending the implementation of the school aid formula until the year 2021 Pending  House Education Committee  02/14/17 
HB 2442 Requiring a test that is identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test in order to graduate from high school or obtain a General Educational Development (GED) diploma Pending  House Education Committee  02/14/17 
HB 2444 Requiring county commissions to maintain websites with specific information Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  02/14/17 
HB 2445 Allowing automobile auctions to obtain title to abandoned vehicles Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/14/17 
HB 2446 Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information Vetoed  Vetoed
HB 2488 Relating to the forfeiture of unencumbered funds in special revenue accounts Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/16/17 
HB 2489 Requiring a transfer from reappropriated revenue accounts to General Revenue Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  02/16/17 
HB 2504 Prohibiting state nursing boards from limiting the number of students Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/16/17 
HB 2513 Relating generally to the tax treatment of manufacturing entities Pending  House SB Committee  02/16/17 
HB 2514 Creating a special motor vehicle collector license plate Pending  House Finance Committee  03/15/17 
HB 2515 West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2017 Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/27/17 
HB 2524 Improving the focus on school-level continuous improvement processes Pending  Senate Education Committee  03/25/17 
HB 2544 Establishing that an employee’s termination from employment for testing positive on a drug or alcohol test required by the employer disqualifies that employee for benefits Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/20/17 
HB 2545 Increasing the allowable corporation net income tax credit for qualified rehabilitated buildings investments Pending  House Finance Committee  02/20/17 
HB 2546 Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not returned Pending    Concurrence  04/07/17 
HB 2548 Relating to the use of outside speakers by persons licensed to manufacture, sell, possess for sale, transport or distribute nonintoxicating beer Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 4, 2017)
HB 2554 West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/11/17 
HB 2555 Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 7, 2017)
HB 2559 Relating to concealed carry on higher education campuses Pending  House Education Committee  02/20/17 
HB 2563 Relating to complimentary samples of nonintoxicating beer or nonintoxicating craft beer Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/24/17 
HB 2576 Relating to autocycles Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/08/17 
HB 2612 Repealing section relating to unattended motor vehicles and penalties Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/21/17 
HB 2620 West Virginia Drug Overdose Monitoring Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 7, 2017)
HB 2622 Creating and maintaining a centralized state vehicle inventory system Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/21/17 
HB 2624 Relating generally to certification and qualifications of sanitarians Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/21/17 
HB 2628 Relating generally to the powers and duties of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 6, 2017)
HB 2630 Authorizing the West Virginia Board of Medicine and the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine to share staff Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/06/17 
HB 2631 Relating to time standards for disposition of complaint proceedings Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 7, 2017)
HB 2642 Removing restrictions for hunting or trapping on private lands on Sundays Pending  House ANR Committee  02/21/17 
HB 2673 Transferring responsibility of all personnel and human resources matters that are currently provided by personnel sections or divisions to the Department of Administration Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/22/17 
HB 2680 Terminating the West Virginia Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/23/17 
HB 2681 Terminating the West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/23/17 
HB 2690 Terminating the West Virginia Board of Registration of Foresters while preserving essential protections against misrepresentation Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/06/17 
HB 2691 Allowing a person who is qualified by training to be a barber and a cosmetologist to elect to practice solely as a barber Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 5, 2017)
HB 2692 Allowing licensed professionals to donate time to the care of indigent and needy Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/24/17 
HB 2694 Relating to the development and implementation of a program to facilitate commercial sponsorship of rest areas Pending    3rd Reading  04/08/17 
HB 2716 Imposing an indefinite moratorium on new business and occupancy or privilege taxes Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  02/27/17 
HB 2723 Relating to primary elections for nonpartisan offices including Justices of the Supreme Court, circuit court judges, family court judges, and magistrates Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/27/17 
HB 2725 Restricting the authority of the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists to regulate the use of commonly available, retail beauty products Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/08/17 
HB 2739 Relating to supplemental Medicaid provider reimbursement Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 7, 2017)
HB 2746 Requiring county commissions to maintain websites with specific information Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  03/01/17 
HB 2750 Establishing a system at the county level for the dispatching of emergency towing services Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  03/01/17 
HB 2755 Requiring a seller of real property satisfy upon closing any unpaid charges owed Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/20/17 
HB 2774 Defining special aircraft property Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 26, 2017)
HB 2782 Permitting a time-share managing entity to foreclose upon its statutory lien for assessments Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/03/17 
HB 2788 Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of a probationary firefighter Pending  Senate Military Committee  03/27/17 
HB 2813 Increasing number of limited video lottery terminals allowed at a retail location Pending  House SB Committee  03/07/17 
HB 2818 Prohibiting West Virginia institutions of higher learning and state agencies from discriminating against graduates of private, nonpublic or home schools by requiring them to submit to alternative testing Pending  House Education Committee  03/08/17 
HB 2819 Terminating the State Agency for Surplus Property Pending  House Finance Committee  03/16/17 
HB 2820 Abolishing the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner Pending  House Finance Committee  03/22/17 
HB 2822 Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitter Pending  House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee  03/08/17 
HB 2833 Specifying the contents and categories of information for inclusion in annual reports Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 5, 2017)
HB 2834 relating to unlawful employment practices involving unauthorized workers Pending  House SB Committee  03/08/17 
HB 2835 Permitting an individual with a current West Virginia issued license to carry a concealed deadly weapon to carry such weapon on the campus of a state institution of higher education Pending  House Education Committee  03/08/17 
HB 2836 Allowing the owner of an antique military vehicle to display alternate registration insignia Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  03/08/17 
HB 2837 Relating to the collection of municipal sales tax by vendors of goods and services Pending  House Finance Committee  03/08/17 
HB 2838 Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technician Pending  Senate Military Committee  03/27/17 
HB 2839 Updating the procedures for legislative review of departments and licensing boards Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 6, 2017)
HB 2840 Reorganizing the departments, agencies and commissions within the executive branch of state government Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/23/17 
HB 2841 Requiring board members to have attended a board meeting in order to be compensated for the meeting Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/27/17 
HB 2843 Permitting Class III and Class IV municipalities to be included in the West Virginia Tax Increment Act Pending  House Finance Committee  03/20/17 
HB 2852 Relating to the preparation of a comprehensive annual financial report Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/18/17 
HB 2880 Relating to a comprehensive inventory of state-managed areas open to off-highway vehicles Pending  House ANR Committee  03/09/17 
HB 2881 Establishing minimum safety standards for the design of any robot operated in the state Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  03/09/17 
HB 2882 Changing the frequency with which vehicles must be inspected Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  03/09/17 
HB 2888 Removing the restriction on liquor licensees from having speakers outside or playing music outdoors Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  03/09/17 
HB 2889 Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of a probationary police officer Pending  House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee  03/09/17 
HB 2909 Abolishing the office environmental advocate within the Department of Environmental Protection Pending  House Government Organization Committee  03/10/17 
HB 2910 Relating to autonomous vehicles Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  03/10/17 
HB 2936 Requiring purchases to be made at lowest retail price available at level of quality sought by the spending unit Pending    Concurrence  04/08/17 
HB 2973 Preserving and transferring firefighter training courses Pending  House Education Committee  03/13/17 
HB 3000 Authorizing a State Ombudsman position Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/20/17 
HB 3003 Allocating disability or death benefits resulting from an occupational pneumoconiosis claim among the claimant’s employers on a proportional basis Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/14/17 
HB 3004 Relating to filling vacancies in offices of state officials, United States Senators, Justices, judges, and magistrates Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/14/17 
HB 3013 Requiring an inspection or inspections of any building prior to purchase or major renovation by the state Pending  House Finance Committee  03/20/17 
HB 3020 Relating to criminal penalties for the offenses of hunting, trapping or fishing on the lands of another person Pending    Concurrence  04/08/17 
HB 3053 Relating to motor vehicle lighting Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 5, 2017)
HB 3055 Relating to the preparation of a comprehensive annual financial report Pending  House Government Organization Committee  03/14/17 
HB 3081 Conducting a study to determine the amount of revenue to be derived from instituting tolls on I-70 and I-81 Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  03/14/17 
HB 3104 Transfer of the West Virginia Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  03/20/17 
HB 3109 Relating to establishing a Board of Nursing and Health Services Pending    3rd Reading  04/08/17 
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