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Senator Kessler (Acting President) sponsored 170 bills:

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SB 70 Budget Bill Pending  Senate Finance Committee  03/12/11 
SB 71 Making child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily harm misdemeanor Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/31/11 
SB 72 Defining "president", "speaker" and "presiding officer" Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/11 
SB 98 Allowing certain organizations use electronic or mechanical devices to conduct raffles Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/17/11 
SB 99 Allowing workers' compensation for mental illness resulting from being victim of crime Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/17/11 
SB 186 Relating to issuing subpoena to aid in criminal investigations involving certain crimes against minors Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2011)
SB 192 Protecting consumers from price gouging and unfair pricing practices Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2011)
SB 193 Relating to law-enforcement certification generally Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2011)
SB 194 Authorizing State Police enter into agreement with Marshall University Forensic Science Center for certain DNA testing Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/28/11 
SB 195 Relating to requirements to serve as magistrate Pending    3rd Reading  03/12/11 
SB 196 Relating to criminal offenses of robbery and attempted robbery Pending    3rd Reading  03/12/11 
SB 198 Requiring study of feasibility of consolidation of government services and enforcement of laws pertaining to motor carrier industry Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/18/11 
SB 199 Establishing certain requirements for pawnbrokers Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/19/11 
SB 200 Correcting names of state institutions of higher education Signed  Effective from passage - (February 8, 2011)
SB 201 Creating Energy Efficient Building Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/15/11 
SB 202 Creating commission to develop pilot program to help at-risk youth Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/11 
SB 203 Requiring disclosure of subcontractors within certain time for public construction contracts Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/19/11 
SB 204 Requiring employees at certain construction projects complete OSHA approved safety program Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/19/11 
SB 205 Updating certain terms in Corporation Net Income Tax Act Signed  Effect from passage
SB 206 Creating Office of Child Advocacy Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/19/11 
SB 207 Reducing consumers sales and service tax on food Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/19/11 
SB 209 Creating misdemeanor offense of operating motor vehicle while texting Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/19/11 
SB 213 Relating to crimes using computers, telephones and electronic devices Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2011)
SB 214 Creating Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/19/11 
SB 215 Updating certain terms in Personal Income Tax Act Signed  Effect from passage
SB 216 Modifying "imminent danger to physical well-being of a child" definition Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2011)
SB 218 Requiring insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/09/11 
SB 219 Relating to maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund Signed  Effect from passage
SB 223 Relating to civil and criminal forfeiture actions related to criminal activity Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/20/11 
SB 224 Repealing article banning nuclear power plants' construction Pending  Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee  01/20/11 
SB 226 Prohibiting discrimination based on age or sexual orientation Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/20/11 
SB 227 Relating to Creative Communities Development Pilot Program Pending  House Finance Committee  03/04/11 
SB 228 Creating Local Solution Dropout Prevention and Recovery Innovation Zone Act Signed  Effective from passage - (March 12, 2011)
SB 229 Creating Math and Science Teacher Loan Assistance Program Pending  House Education Committee  03/01/11 
SB 233 Establishing modification reducing federal adjusted gross income for recent graduates of higher education institutions Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/11 
SB 234 Revising Municipal Economic Opportunity Development District Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 7, 2011)
SB 235 Revising County Economic Opportunity Development District Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2011)
SB 236 Providing for annual evaluation of professional personnel in public schools Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/21/11 
SB 237 Relating to improvement of schools and school districts Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/21/11 
SB 238 Redesignating Division of Veterans' Affairs as Department of Veterans' Assistance Signed  Effect from passage
SB 239 Extending period higher education institutes have to deposit moneys into research endowments Signed  Effect from passage
SB 240 Allowing Director of Purchasing Division conduct reverse auctions to purchase commodities Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/11 
SB 241 Relating to organization and authority of Marketing and Communications Office of Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism and Tourism Commission Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2011)
SB 242 Dedicating portion of coal severance tax to county of origin Pending    CONF  03/12/11 
SB 243 Relating to Neighborhood Investment Program Act Signed  Effective July 1, 2011
SB 244 Defining ownership of coalbed methane when no deed has expressed ownership Pending  Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee  01/24/11 
SB 245 Relating to protection of Chesapeake Bay and Greenbrier River watersheds Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2011)
SB 246 Including Salem International University as eligible institution to continue to receive PROMISE scholarship funds Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/25/11 
SB 247 Exempting certain construction contractor purchases from consumers sales, service and use tax Signed  Effective from passage - (March 12, 2011)
SB 248 Relating to coal slurry disposal Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/25/11 
SB 249 Creating WV Manufacturing Competitiveness and Growth Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/07/11 
SB 251 Relating to alternative principal and teacher certification Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/25/11 
SB 252 Expanding subsidy for certain enrollees in model health plan for uninsurable individuals Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/25/11 
SB 254 Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to Development Office and Division of Human Services Signed  Effect from passage
SB 255 Making supplementary appropriation of unappropriated moneys to various accounts Signed  Effect from passage
SB 257 Providing additional magistrate court clerk to Monongalia County Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/25/11 
SB 258 Creating Hydraulic Fracturing and Horizontal Drilling Gas Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/25/11 
SB 261 Providing for special primary and general elections to fill vacancy in office of Governor Tabled    1st Reading  02/03/11 
SB 268 Establishing driver's license restoration program Pending  House Finance Committee  03/04/11 
SB 272 Relating to WV Tax Increment Financing Act Pending  House Finance Committee  02/25/11 
SB 273 Providing one-time supplemental salary increase for certain state employees Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/25/11 
SB 276 Criminalizing sale and use of synthetic cannabinoids Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/26/11 
SB 278 Creating misdemeanor crime of unlawful restraint Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/26/11 
SB 282 Continuing Highway Design-Build Pilot Program Signed  Effective from passage - (March 9, 2011)
SB 283 Creating Unintentional Pharmaceutical Drug Overdose Fatality Review Team Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/24/11 
SB 284 Changing date of canvassing of votes in primary election Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/26/11 
SB 307 Creating Intermediate Court of Appeals Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/03/11 
SB 310 Making certain employees eligible for unemployment compensation Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/10/11 
SB 312 Preventing reduction of disability pensions in Public Employees Retirement System Pending  Senate Pensions Committee  01/27/11 
SB 313 Creating Spay Neuter Assistance Fund; funding Pending  Senate Agriculture Committee  01/27/11 
SB 314 Creating Natural Gas Resources Transportation Road System Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/27/11 
SB 315 Making funding for high school athletics priority expenditure from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund surplus Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/11 
SB 316 Creating WV Partnership to Promote Community Well-Being Act Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/27/11 
SB 317 Requiring corporations disclose expenditures for political activities Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/27/11 
SB 318 Requiring handrails in handicap restrooms Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/27/11 
SB 319 Establishing tax credit for certain medical providers Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/24/11 
SB 320 Requiring certain governmental entities and circuit courts retain biological material for possible DNA testing Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/27/11 
SB 321 Requiring insurers cover autism spectrum disorders Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/27/11 
SB 322 Including WV in agreement among states to elect President by national popular vote Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/27/11 
SB 323 Increasing parole ineligibility period for those convicted of distributing controlled substance near school bus Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/27/11 
SB 334 Creating criminal offense for animal fighting ventures involvement Pending  House Agriculture Committee  02/22/11 
SB 336 Creating WV Energy Efficient Buildings Program Act Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/28/11 
SB 341 Exempting certain participants in nonprofit organization's rehabilitative therapy day trip from purchasing hunting and fishing license Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  01/31/11 
SB 342 Making supplementary appropriation to Governor's Office--Civil Contingent Fund Signed  Effective from passage - (February 7, 2011)
SB 346 Relating to collection of fees by circuit clerks Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/31/11 
SB 348 Allowing certain community work program labor be credited to fines or court costs Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/31/11 
SB 355 Permitting magistrates carry concealed handguns without permit Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/31/11 
SB 359 Exempting certain charitable organizations from property taxation Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/16/11 
SB 361 Requiring insurance companies indicate on billing statements increased cost of fire insurance if no local fire department existed Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/31/11 
SB 362 Increasing excise tax on all tobacco products Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/18/11 
SB 363 Relating to retention and destruction of health care records Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/01/11 
SB 369 Granting volunteer medical licenses to certain practicing physicians Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/01/11 
SB 372 Relating to dedication of coalbed methane severance tax proceeds Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/25/11 
SB 373 Relating to funding and financing comprehensive middle schools and other School Building Authority projects Signed  Effective July 1, 2011
SB 379 Relating to registration of certain out-of-state sex offenders Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/01/11 
SB 381 Allowing use of tuition assistance for National Guard members enrolled in certain programs Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/11 
SB 384 Providing for financing to complete Route 35 without using toll booths Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  02/02/11 
SB 385 Increasing special penalties for assault and battery on athletic official Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/11/11 
SB 388 Allowing fire chief appoint member to serve as designee on property safety enforcement agency Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/04/11 
SB 390 Adding web-enabled mobile devices to crime of invasion of privacy on computer Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/22/11 
SB 396 Relating to mutual-aid agreements between law-enforcement entities Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/23/11 
SB 397 Establishing value of antique motor vehicles for personal property taxes Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  02/02/11 
SB 398 Establishing shift differential pay scales for certain correctional employees Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/02/11 
SB 407 Incorporating federal health insurance reforms into insurance code Pending    3rd Reading  03/12/11 
SB 408 Creating WV Health Benefit Exchange Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2011)
SB 410 Extending alternative-fuel motor vehicle tax credit Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  03/03/11 
SB 411 Providing higher education employees' eligibility for seat in Legislature Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/16/11 
SB 412 Increasing educational requirements for magistrates Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/03/11 
SB 421 Relating to maintaining minimum number of State Police; salary Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/04/11 
SB 422 Compensating State Police for call-back time; housing stipend Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/04/11 
SB 424 Creating Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control Act Pending    3rd Reading  03/12/11 
SB 425 Increasing salary of Adjutant General Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/08/11 
SB 426 Requiring judge's permission before release of juror information after trial Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/03/11 
SB 428 Increasing and reallocating certain circuit court fees Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 16, 2011)
SB 430 Filing civil petition for expungement of certain criminal records Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/03/11 
SB 441 Creating rebuttable presumption that development of certain cancers by firefighters arose out of employment Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/07/11 
SB 443 Prohibiting elective abortion coverage except through optional supplemental policy Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/07/11 
SB 444 Relating to protection of nonfamily or nonhousehold members from violations of personal safety Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/02/11 
SB 446 Providing tax credit to retain nursing educators Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/07/11 
SB 449 Creating Twenty-First Century Business Technologies Property Valuation Act and Tax Credit Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/16/11 
SB 453 Providing retention salary increases for Division of Corrections and Division of Juvenile Services Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/07/11 
SB 456 Relating to responsibilities of Marketing and Communications Office of Department of Commerce Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  02/25/11 
SB 459 Creating Keep Jobs in WV Act Pending  Senate Labor Committee  02/08/11 
SB 461 Providing criminal penalty for violating restraining order entered upon conviction for stalking or harassment Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2011)
SB 462 Creating Prompt Pay Act of 2011 Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/17/11 
SB 463 Including WV in agreement among states to elect President and Vice President by national popular vote Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/08/11 
SB 464 Allowing certain persons petition to regain right to possess firearms when lost due to mental health disability Pending    3rd Reading  03/12/11 
SB 465 Creating Marcellus Gas and Manufacturing Development Act Signed  Effective July 1, 2011
SB 466 Reducing tax on behavioral health services Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/08/11 
SB 467 Requiring incidence reports when teachers are unlawfully assigned any responsibility during their planning period Pending  House Education Committee  03/02/11 
SB 470 Creating misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of wireless communication device for nonvoice communication while operating motor vehicle Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/16/11 
SB 471 Expanding prescriptive authority of certain nurses Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/09/11 
SB 473 Relating to fire chief and deputy chief positions Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/09/11 
SB 474 Relating to nonresident liability claims for prescription drug warnings Signed  Effective July 1, 2011
SB 484 Relating to management agreements of Higher Education Policy Commission Signed  Effective from passage - (March 12, 2011)
SB 486 Creating WVU-Tech Revitalization Project Signed  Effective from passage - (March 7, 2011)
SB 487 Increasing required amount of noncombustible material in certain coal mines Pending  Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee  02/10/11 
SB 488 Revising HIV testing statute to conform with most recent recommendations from CDC Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2011)
SB 491 Creating WV Future Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/11/11 
SB 492 Relating to maximizing federal funding for state Medicaid program Signed  Effective July 1, 2011
SB 506 Relating to Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/14/11 
SB 507 Continuing Broadband Deployment Council Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 26, 2011)
SB 508 Allowing certain liquor licensees ability to conduct responsible liquor sampling events Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/01/11 
SB 509 Requiring insurance coverage of spouses and dependents for pregnancy and contraceptive services Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  02/14/11 
SB 512 Relating generally to salaries of certain judges and magistrates Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/22/11 
SB 516 Requiring state board establish digital learning program Pending  House Education Committee  03/01/11 
SB 520 Relating to Economic Development Authority's criteria for loans to tourism projects Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/21/11 
SB 522 Requiring parents objecting to immunizations provide written statement in lieu of certificates of proof Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/16/11 
SB 523 Increasing tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/11 
SB 526 Allowing certain emergency service providers possess Naloxone to administer in suspected overdoses Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/04/11 
SB 528 Allowing certain physically disabled service personnel work in another classification with continued compensation Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/11 
SB 542 Relating to meeting and conference rights for members of fire departments Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/17/11 
SB 544 Relating to municipal policemen's and firemen's pension and relief funds Signed  Effective from passage - (March 11, 2011)
SB 545 Relating to residential rental security deposit return Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/18/11 
SB 546 Relating to municipal police and firefighter pensions Signed  Effective from passage - (March 12, 2011)
SB 548 Changing age of consent for refusal of mental health treatment Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/18/11 
SB 549 Relating to funding for civil legal services for poor Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/11 
SB 550 Relating generally to gaming at licensed racetracks and historic resort hotels Signed  Effective July 1, 2011
SB 552 Creating crime of financial exploitation of elderly, protected or incapacitated person Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/02/11 
SB 553 Creating workers' compensation insurance subsidy program for volunteer fire departments Pending  House Finance Committee  03/07/11 
SB 559 Removing expiration date for requiring deposit of moneys into Special Railroad and Intermodal Enhancement Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/18/11 
SB 564 Creating Fiscal and Policy Division under Joint Committee on Government and Finance Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/11 
SB 565 Providing notice and ability to be heard during certain hearings to person residing with victim prior to crime Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/03/11 
SB 566 Relating to other post-employment benefits generally Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/25/11 
SB 574 Creating Grieving Parents Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/21/11 
SB 576 Authorizing refundable tax credit based upon federal earned income tax credit Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/21/11 
SB 583 Increasing surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  02/21/11 
SB 587 Adding small-scale tourism development and ancillary project components to Tourism Development Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/11 
SB 592 Requiring schools have crisis response plans Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2011)
SB 606 Providing funding for parkways project along U. S. Route 35 Rejected      03/02/11 
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