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Ryan Ferns (R - Ohio, 01)

Majority Leader


Capitol Office:
Room 223M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7918

37 Jenna Way Drive
Wheeling, WV, 26003
Home Phone: NA
Business Phone: (304) 280-7133


VICE CHAIR: Confirmations
Select Committee on Tax Reform

CHAIR: Health
CHAIR: Health and Human Resources Accountability
CHAIR: Labor and Worker Safety Issues
VICE CHAIR: Economic Development
VICE CHAIR: Judiciary
Government and Finance
Government Organization
Tax Reform
Workforce Investment for Economic Development


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Senator Ferns was the Lead Sponsor of 24 bills
SB 45Establishing Mental Health, Veteran and Service Members CourtPendingJudiciary
SB 46Excluding mobile x-ray services from health care provider taxPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 47Exempting certain employers from discriminating against tobacco usersPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 48Including rebuttable presumptions in certain cases for firefighters with regard to workers' compensationPending
SB 49Requiring provisions for prior authorization of drug benefits by insurersPendingBanking and Insurance
SB 50Determining assessed value of natural resource property sharePendingNatural Resources
SB 51Requiring patient notification when mammogram indicates dense breast tissuePendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 52Authorizing county commissions to approve, modify or disapprove local boards of health' policiesPending
SB 53Accessing adoption recordsPendingJudiciary
SB 54Relating to rate of interest allowed for prejudgment and post-judgment interestPendingJudiciary
SB 55Allowing admission of use or nonuse of safety belt in civil actions for damagesPendingJudiciary
SB 56Defining criteria private insurance carriers must consider when setting rates for health care providersPendingBanking and Insurance
SB 57Continuing personal income tax adjustment for certain retireesPendingFinance
SB 58Relating to product liability actionsPendingJudiciary
SB 59Including rebuttable presumptions in certain cases for firefighters with regard to workers' compensationPending
SB 169Repealing article providing assistance to Korea and Vietnam veterans exposed to certain chemical defoliantsPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 170Repealing state hemophilia programPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 171Repealing Programs of All-Inclusive Care for ElderlyPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 175Relating to direct primary carePendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 176Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetesPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 177Repealing article relating to prenatal examinationPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 238Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structuresPending
SB 240Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual imagesPending
SB 341Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax creditPending


Release TitleDate
West Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Provide for Drug Screening of TANF Applicants02/09/2016
Senator Ryan Ferns Named Chairman of Labor Committee 01/08/2016
Delegate Storch, Senator Ferns To Host Tax Reform Public Comment Hearing November 19th In Wheeling11/16/2015
Senator Ryan Ferns Brings Ohio Governor John Kasich to Charleston to Discuss Federal Balanced Budget Amendment02/18/2015
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