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Gary G. Howell (R - Mineral, 56)


Capitol Office:
Room 213E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3192

P.O. Box 39
Keyser, WV, 26726
Home Phone: (304) 788-6554
Business Phone: (304) 790-9022


CHAIR: Government Organization
House Rules
Roads and Transportation
Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security

CHAIR: Government Operations
CHAIR: Government Organization
Government Accountability, Transparency and Efficiency Committee


District Counties: Mineral (part)



Delegate Howell was the Lead Sponsor of 60 bills
HB 2026Allowing terminally ill patients to have access to investigational products that have not been approved by the federal food and drug administrationPendingJudiciary
HB 2109West Virginia Firearms Freedom ActPendingJudiciary
HB 2110Relating generally to the tax treatment of manufacturing entitiesVetoed
HB 2111Providing a special method for valuation of certain wireless technology property for property taxesPendingFinance
HB 2119Intrastate Coal and Use ActPendingJudiciary
HB 2120Permitting certain holders of concealed weapons permits to carry weapons of the grounds and buildings on the State Capitol ComplexPendingJudiciary
HB 2121Establishing a policy for formal recognition of Indian tribesPendingJudiciary
HB 2127Relating to corporation net income tax for manufacturers of medical devicesPendingFinance
HB 2150Creating an exception to allow aftermarket mufflersPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 2204Eliminating the motor fuels tax on heating oil for residential use by eligible seniorsPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 2205Creating the crime of prohibited sexual contact by a psychotherapistSigned
HB 2425Requiring 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) diplomaPendingEducation
HB 2590Providing that residents sixty-five years of age or older are not required to have a license to hunt, trap or fishPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 2624Relating to voter registration photo cardsPendingJudiciary
HB 2647Allowing an employer to extend workers' compensation insurance coverage to an employee engaged in volunteer fire fighting and allowing employers a tax creditPendingJudiciary
HB 2859Exempting certain food establishments from inspectionPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4002Relating to rule making under the state Administrative Procedures ActPending
HB 4163Providing the authority and procedure for municipalities to give notice to, and publish the names of, entities delinquent in paying business and occupation taxesSigned
HB 4164Requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to conduct drivers tests as a pilot program, at certain high schoolsPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 4165Authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue certain vital records in the custody of the State RegistrarPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 4166Relating to health insurance coverage for prescribed medicationsPendingBanking and Insurance
HB 4168Creating a special motor vehicle collector license plateVetoed
HB 4191Taxation With Representation ActPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 4192Relating to regional Division of Motor Vehicle offices and self-service kiosksPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 4193Creating an exception to allow aftermarket mufflersPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 4194Requiring each public high school to offer a course in computer sciencePendingEducation
HB 4196Relating to abandoned antique vehiclesPending
HB 4219Relating to vehicle inspection stationsPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4227Relating to qualifications of members of the Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification BoardPending
HB 4230Relating to qualifications of members of the Board of Registration For Professional EngineersPending
HB 4238Relating to qualifications of members of the board of Professional SurveyorsPending
HB 4241Relating to qualifications of members of the Real Estate CommissionPending
HB 4282Reorganizing certain code provisions that organize the executive branch of state governmentPendingJudiciary
HB 4311Relating to qualifications of members of the Board of Landscape ArchitectsPending
HB 4312Relating to qualifications of members of the Board of AccountancyPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4313Relating to qualifications of members of the Board of ArchitectsPending
HB 4340Amending licensing requirements for an act which may be called Lynette’s LawSigned
HB 4341West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2016PendingGovernment Organization
HB 4345Repealing the West Virginia Permitting and Licensing Information ActSigned
HB 4371Abolishing the Council of Finance and AdministrationPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4391Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless sheltersPendingJudiciary
HB 4429Relating to events involving firearms and ammunition on former National Guard sitesPendingEducation
HB 4460Changing qualifications for membership on the Board of Registration of ForestersPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4468Requiring every state agency to submit a report to the Legislature containing a detailed inventory of all propertyPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4498Relating to certificates of title for certain total loss and abandoned or junked motor vehiclesPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 4510Requiring a structural engineering inspection of any building prior to purchase by the statePendingGovernment Organization
HB 4511Limiting the authority of the Department of Administration’s purchase of real property until it has submitted a report to the LegislaturePendingFinance
HB 4513Requiring a cost-benefit analysis to be performed before the state purchases certain real estatePendingFinance
HB 4516Defining what constitutes capitol dome and capitol improvementsPendingJudiciary
HB 4544Discontinuing the West Virginia Board of Landscape Architects and transferring its duties and authority to the Board of Registration for Professional EngineersPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4545Relating to regulation of pharmacy benefits managersPendingFinance
HB 4546Requiring all higher education institutions to use statewide contracts issued by the Purchasing DivisionPendingEducation
HB 4594Relating to predoctoral psychology internship qualificationsSigned
HB 4651Relating to professional examination requirements for hearing-aid dealers and fittersSigned
HB 4652Relating to the creation of an intermediate contractor’s licensePending
HB 4658Relating to the Board of Funeral Service ExaminersPending
HB 4674Relating to motor vehicle back-up lampsSigned
HB 4696Creating the unlicensed practice review boardPending
HB 4732Relating to performance metrics for the West Virginia Division of HighwaysPending
HB 4733Relating to requiring the Commissioner of Highways to develop a statewide communications plan known as the Comprehensive Public Involvement PlanPending


Release TitleDate
Delegate Howell Responds To Transfer Of National Guard Units12/30/2015
Delegate Howell Urges Tomblin To Resist Any Effort To Relocate Syrian Refugees To West Virginia11/17/2015
Delegates Howell, Overington Receive Citizenship Awards From National Society Of The Sons Of The American Revolution10/30/2015
Mineral County Delegate Working to Preserve History06/03/2015
House Passes Bill to Make Chapter 30 Boards More Transparent 03/02/2015
Delegate Howell Introduces H.B. 2425 “Graduating Good Citizens Bill”01/28/2015
Delegate Howell Ready For Chairmanship, Excited For Session01/16/2015
Republican Delegates Fought for Coal Before New EPA Standards06/06/2014
Delegate Looks Toward Inter-Connectivity For Solution To Water Woes02/05/2014
Delegate Howell Named National Chairman of State Auto Caucus | Specialty Equipment Market Association11/18/2013
Delegate Howell Seeks balanced Highway Solutions, Not Higher Taxes05/30/2013
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