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Chris Walters (R - Putnam, 08)


Capitol Office:
Room 217W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7866

117 Walnut Street
Nitro, WV, 25143
Home Phone: (304) 542-1049
Business Phone: (304) 346-4823


CHAIR: Transportation and Infrastructure
VICE CHAIR: Government Organization
Economic Development
Health and Human Resources

CHAIR: Infrastructure
VICE CHAIR: Government Operations
VICE CHAIR: Government Organization
Council of Finance and Administration
Equal Pay Commission
Intern Committee


District Counties: Kanawha (part), Putnam (part)



Senator Walters was the Lead Sponsor of 39 bills
SB 88WV Water Sustainability InstitutePending
SB 89Providing maximum ratio of 1500 pupils to one licensed school psychologistPendingEducation
SB 93Requiring real property seller satisfy unpaid charges owed to county and municipality upon closingPendingJudiciary
SB 94Designating State Police Superintendent as administrator and enforcer of motor vehicle inspection programPending
SB 95Requiring Chief Technology Officer ensure routine audits are made of approved major information technology projectsPending
SB 96Promoting energy efficiency improvements by real property ownersPending
SB 145Requiring preventative dental care for adult Medicaid recipientsPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 274Relating to civil jurisdiction of magistrate courtsPendingJudiciary
SB 275Creating low-interest student loan refinancing program for teachersPendingEducation
SB 276Requiring all health care workers receive flu vaccinationPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 280Eliminating personnel sections or divisions within other state departments and agenciesPending
SB 282Requiring Secretary of Administration access and collect fee of 5 percent from certain special revenue funds Pending
SB 293Neighborhood Investment Program ActPending
SB 297Requiring installation of conduit for fiber optic cable on state highway construction projectsPending
SB 298Allowing restaurants, private clubs and wineries sell alcoholic beverages on SundaysPending
SB 315Providing for construction of statewide fiber optic broadband infrastructure networkPending
SB 324Allowing transportation network companies to operate in WVPending
SB 347Increasing number of limited video lottery terminals at retail locationsPendingFinance
SB 363Creating exemption for autocyclesPendingJudiciary
SB 370Authorizing local units of government adopt local energy efficiency partnership programPending
SB 371Deregulating persons who perform work on heating, ventilating and cooling systems and fire dampersPending
SB 372Modifying administration of local boards of healthPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 373Granting more control of regional education service agencies to county boardsPendingFinance
SB 380Relating to comprehensive statewide student assessmentPendingEducation
SB 396Preventing waste of oil and gasPending
SB 397Maintaining status quo in event bond indebtedness to Parkways Authority is eliminatedPending
SB 411Creating Second Chance for Employment ActPendingJudiciary
SB 412Preventing disqualification from unemployment benefits due to domestic violencePendingJudiciary
SB 413Relating to unattended motor vehicles PendingJudiciary
SB 414Relating to Juvenile Justice Reform Oversight CommitteePendingJudiciary
SB 455Allowing person to be both limited video lottery operator and retailerPendingJudiciary
SB 478Authorizing licensees who sell growlers to offer samplesPendingJudiciary
SB 481Authorizing distillery operators to offer liquor for purchase and consumption on premisesPendingJudiciary
SB 486Relating to licensure of behavioral health centersPendingJudiciary
SB 495Allowing military personnel additional 5-year period to enter upon or recover landPendingJudiciary
SB 510Establishing Adult Drug Court Participation FundPendingFinance
SB 518Making it unlawful to discriminate against persons due to sexual orientationPending
SB 528Altering power of Higher Education Policy CommissionPendingEducation
SB 556Providing owner of conservation easement be given right of first refusal to purchase landPendingJudiciary


Release TitleDate
Senator Walters Proposes Bill to Expand Dental Coverage for Adult Medicaid Recipients02/05/2016
Lawmakers To Host Broadband Forum Thursday12/15/2015
Senator Chris Walters Sponsors Bill to Diversify West Virginia’s Economy, Broadband Infrastructure02/17/2015
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