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Chuck Horst (R - Berkeley, 095)


Capitol Office:
Room 222E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3148

151 Lazy Lane
Falling Waters, WV 25419

Charles Horst Biography

Occupation: Business Owner

Spouse: Sherri A. Rebuck Horst

Children: Charles Jr., Michelle and Christina

Parents: Charles K. Horst and Myra Rock Horst

Religion: Christian

Town of Birth: Hagerstown, WV

Affiliations: National Rifle Association; West Virginia Citizens Defense League; Eastern Panhandle Business Association


CHAIR: Natural Resources
Energy and Manufacturing
Jails and Prisons
Workforce Development

VICE CHAIR: Agriculture and Rural Development
Energy and Manufacturing
Water Resources


District Counties: Berkeley



Delegate Horst was the Lead Sponsor of 23 bills
HJR 14Amend the state Constitution to give the people the powers of initiative, referendum and recallPendingJudiciary
HJR 16To increase the homestead exemption to $50,000.PendingFinance
HJR 17Creating 34 single member Senatorial districtsPendingJudiciary
HB 4287To create the Protection of Shared Physical and Digital Property from Warrantless Searches Act PendingJudiciary
HB 4288To create the Criminal Forfeiture ActPendingJudiciary
HB 4289To establish an auto-renewal licensing program that is eligible for discounts on licensing feesPendingFinance
HB 4573Updating the definition of ammunition relating to carry concealed weaponsPendingJudiciary
HB 4574To allow those who are 18-20 years old to carry a deadly weapon concealed without a permit, as is allowed for those who are 21 or olderPendingJudiciary
HB 4575Relating to warrantless entry of private landsPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 4576Make first day of gun season for deer to Saturday before Thanksgiving holidayPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 4577Preserving and protecting the right to keep and bear armsPendingJudiciary
HB 4578Firearm Industry Nondiscrimination ActPendingJudiciary
HB 4782Preventing municipalities from targeting protected businesses with planning and zoning ordinances more restrictive than those placed upon other businesses.Signed
HB 4825Relating to the prohibition of warrantless searches and seizures.PendingJudiciary
HB 4871To allow youth and handicapped hunters to harvest a buck deer or doe during youth/handicapped special huntsPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 4917To provide an optional pop up window to sign up for NRA or USCCA firearms safety classes when purchasing a hunting or fishing license online.PendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 4918To codify the USCCA to provide concealed carry classes in West Virginia.PendingJudiciary
HB 4920To create the felony offense for “swatting” another individualPending
HB 5008Providing that hunting and fishing licenses expire a year from the date of issue rather than the end of the calendar yearPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 5135To allow those who are 18-20 years old to carry a deadly weapon concealed without a permit and to add a definition of the term “ammunition” relating to the requirements for obtaining a state permit to carry a concealed deadly weapon.PendingJudiciary
HB 5261Relating to the definition of small arms for purposes of taxationSigned
HB 5433To modify requirements of Funeral Service Directors/EmbalmersPendingGovernment Organization
HB 5527To allow those with a concealed carry license to carry a concealed handgun in public school property and buildings.PendingEducation

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