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Robert L. Karnes (R - Upshur, 11)





CONTACT

robert.karnes@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 200W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7906

Home:
P.O. Box 97
Tallmansville, WV, 26237
Home Phone: (304) 472-7035
Business Phone: (304) 997-2625

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

CHAIR: Agriculture and Rural Development
CHAIR: Natural Resources
VICE CHAIR: Interstate Cooperation
Education
Health and Human Resources
Judiciary
Labor

INTERIM COMMITTEES:
CHAIR: Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee
CHAIR: Technology
VICE CHAIR: Agriculture and Rural Development
Children and Families
Education
Education Accountability
Employee Suggestion Award Board
Forest Management Review Commission
Health
Interstate Cooperation
Judiciary
Labor and Worker Safety Issues
Rule-Making Review Committee
Tax Reform
Tax Reform Subcommittee A


DISTRICT 11


District Counties: Grant (part), Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Upshur, Webster

 

SPONSORED LEGISLATION, 2016

Senator Karnes was the Lead Sponsor of 28 bills
BillTitleStatusCommittee
SB 11WV Freedom of Conscience Protection ActPendingJudiciary
SB 22Limiting health insurance coverage for elective abortionsPendingBanking and Insurance
SB 23Relating to care of aborted fetusesPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 24Repealing code related to mandatory motor vehicle inspectionsPending
SB 25Providing selection procedure for state delegates to Article V conventionPendingJudiciary
SB 26Requiring midwives report annually to Bureau for Public HealthPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 249Providing an exception to prohibition of possession of deadly weapon on primary or secondary education facilityPendingJudiciary
SB 292Creating income tax credits for certain educational expensesPendingFinance
SB 316Removing requirement home-schooled student must acquire GED to qualify for PROMISE scholarshipPendingEducation
SB 318Clarifying that home schooled student may not be classified as habitually absentPendingEducation
SB 333Taking and registering of wildlifeSigned
SB 334Identifying coyote as fur-bearing animal and woodchuck as game animalSigned
SB 335Eliminating severance tax on timberPending
SB 336Relating to crossbow huntingPendingJudiciary
SB 387Shared animal ownership agreements to consume raw milkSigned
SB 389Reducing certain penalties for offenses not resulting in illegal killing of bearPendingJudiciary
SB 390Providing for resident farm vendor's bidding preferencePending
SB 399Establishing personal and corporate income tax credits for farmers donating edible agricultural productsPendingFinance
SB 434Allowing home-based micro-processed foods sold at farmers marketsPending
SB 485Establishing regional recreation authorities and areasPendingJudiciary
SB 551Allowing residents to purchase senior hunting, fishing and trapping licenses at the beginning of the year they turn 65PendingNatural Resources
SB 570Allowing local units of government lower personal property taxesPending
SB 571Prohibiting abortion coverage in qualified health care plansPendingJudiciary
SB 653Requiring higher education course catalogs include certain informationPendingEducation
SB 667Protecting right to farmPendingJudiciary
SB 696Relating to disposition of seized firearmsPendingJudiciary
SB 699Reauthorizing amendment allowing certain food products produced in private home kitchen for sale at farmers marketPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 1008Relating generally to horse and dog racing and lotteryPendingFinance

MEDIA

Release TitleDate
Senate Passes Farm-to-Food Bank Tax Credit02/29/2016
Senators Boso, Karnes Sponsor Resolution to Repurpose Sugar Grove Naval Facility02/26/2016
Senator Robert Karnes Named Chairman of Agriculture and Rural Development Committee01/08/2016
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