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Senator Kessler (Mr. President) sponsored 136 bills:

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SB 522 Creating WVU Shale Research, Education, Policy and Economic Development Center; other provisions Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/22/12 
SB 192 Relating to filing of civil petition for expungement of criminal records under certain circumstances Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/16/12 
SB 453 Requiring insurance liability coverage disclosure to claimant upon request Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/30/12 
SB 384 Creating nurse educator tax credit Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/23/12 
SB 184 Creating Spay Neuter Assistance Fund Pending  Senate Agriculture Committee  01/13/12 
SB 376 Establishing procedures for inclusion of Address Confidentiality Program participants on special absentee voting lists Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/23/12 
SB 514 Deeming retail establishments with roll-your-own cigarette machines manufacturers Pending  House Finance Committee  02/28/12 
SB 468 Allowing Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority issue bonds Pending  House Finance Committee  02/22/12 
SB 415 Authorizing school bus drivers operate leased buses in another county under certain circumstances Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/25/12 
SB 154 Requiring corporations disclose expenditures for political activities Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/11/12 
SB 483 Equalizing compensation of magistrates, assistants, court clerks and deputy clerks Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/02/12 
SB 630 Directing Commissioner of Highways study alternative revenue sources for funding roads and highways Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  02/17/12 
SB 207 Extending moratorium on timber severance and business privilege tax Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/16/12 
SB 346 Creating Larry Border Act Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/24/12 
SB 591 Imposing penalty on fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation benefits Pending  Senate Labor Committee  02/15/12 
SB 383 Increasing supplemental pay for State Police in lieu of overtime pay Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/23/12 
SB 406 Regulating commercial dog breeding operations Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/22/12 
SB 669 Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to various accounts Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/20/12 
SB 559 Relating to rebuttable presumption for firefighters' disability and death benefits for certain cancers Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/10/12 
SB 390 Relating generally to state revenue funds Pending  House Finance Committee  02/16/12 
SB 155 Preventing disability pension reduction for certain PERS members Pending  Senate Pensions Committee  01/11/12 
SB 206 Designating certain property as qualified capital addition to manufacturing facilities Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/23/12 
SB 14 Prohibiting discrimination based upon age or sexual orientation Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/11/12 
SB 6 Relating to use of epinephrine in emergency situations Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/18/12 
SB 539 Relating generally to WV Tourism Development Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/15/12 
SB 45 Requiring prescription for drugs containing certain precursors of methamphetamine Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/11/12 
SB 198 Requiring Medicaid dental coverage for mothers of newborns Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/25/12 
SB 570 Requiring DEP maintain Office of Internal Auditing Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/10/12 
SB 474 Exempting Supreme Court justices and retired justices from concealed weapon licensure requirement Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/01/12 
SB 175 Providing for issuance of special volunteer medical license to active medical and osteopathic physicians Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/18/12 
SB 520 Providing state income tax exemption for certain graduates of higher education institutions Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/06/12 
SB 577 Adding additional circuit court judge Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/21/12 
SB 183 Increasing penalties for assault and battery on athletic official Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/25/12 
SB 481 Increasing compensation of attorneys appointed in child abuse and neglect proceedings Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/16/12 
SB 505 Providing third-party damages' collection from insurance company engaged in unfair trade practices Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  02/02/12 
SB 340 Relating to interscholastic athletes' concussions and head injuries Pending    CONF  03/10/12 
SB 5 Creating Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/11/12 
SB 193 Creating Governor's Commission on Improving Outcomes for At-Risk Youth Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/16/12 
SB 389 Establishing minimum number of State Police troopers; salary increase Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/23/12 
SB 489 Limiting health insurance coverage for elective abortions to supplemental policies Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/08/12 
SB 356 Creating dental practitioner tax credit for certain indigent care Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/20/12 
SB 404 Relating to issuance of barrister's teaching certificate Pending  House Education Committee  02/14/12 
SB 168 Increasing compensation of certain county officials Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/02/12 
SB 381 Creating WV Buy American Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/12 
SB 176 Including funding for high school athletics as priority in expenditure of surplus excess lottery revenue funds Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/13/12 
SB 467 Increasing number of magistrates Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/31/12 
SB 106 Providing higher education employees' eligibility for Legislature Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/18/12 
SB 608 Authorizing use of search warrant to draw blood from DUI suspect Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/29/12 
SB 584 Authorizing PSC issue consumer rate relief bonds for recovery of electric utilities' expanded net energy costs Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/14/12 
SB 631 Permitting Monongalia County Commission levy special district excise tax Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/17/12 
SB 482 Reinstating certain former fire chiefs and appointing deputy chiefs Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/02/12 
SB 553 Providing personal income tax deduction for spaying or neutering Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/09/12 
SB 208 Repealing Telecommunications Tax Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/14/12 
SB 388 Tolling statute of limitations against tortfeasors upon claim filing Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/23/12 
SB 537 Creating WV Sustainable Wealth Fund Pending  Senate Economic Development Committee  02/08/12 
SB 4 Declaring child's right to nurse Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/02/12 
SB 443 Increasing state tax exemption for PERS, TRS and military retirement income Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/21/12 
SB 449 Creating Uniform Power of Attorney Act Pending  Senate Interstate Cooperation Committee  01/30/12 
SB 549 Substituting community service for jail confinement for certain persons convicted of alcohol-related crimes Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/09/12 
SB 472 Increasing compensation cap of family court secretary-clerks and case coordinators Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/09/12 
SB 372 Relating to performance evaluations for professional education personnel; instituting teacher mentoring system Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/20/12 
SB 173 Providing workers' compensation benefits for mental illness under certain circumstances Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/12 
SB 203 Establishing tax credit for certain physicians providing services in free health clinics Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/17/12 
SB 81 Compensating State Police for call-back time; housing stipend Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/11/12 
SB 181 Requiring fire insurance premium invoices indicate additional cost due to lack of local fire service Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/13/12 
SB 158 Requiring handrails in handicap restrooms Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/11/12 
SB 442 Providing for phase-in of certain real property assessment increases Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/27/12 
SB 395 Subjecting Workers' Compensation Board of Managers' rules to legislative review Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/24/12 
SB 342 Relating generally to criminal justice system Pending    3rd Reading  03/10/12 
SB 571 Licensing wine sales at professional baseball stadiums Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/10/12 
SB 456 Creating misdemeanor for child neglect creating bodily injury risk Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/30/12 
SB 358 Prohibiting possession of certain multiple controlled substances obtained from more than one practitioner Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/20/12 
SB 657 Establishing Fund for Civil Legal Services for Low-Income Persons Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/20/12 
SB 174 Relating to interstate compact for election of president by national popular vote Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/12 
SB 665 Requiring presentence reports consider financial costs Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/20/12 
SB 182 Creating West Virginia Future Fund Pending  Senate Economic Development Committee  01/13/12 
SB 625 Reducing capital improvement original cost and new investment cost requirements for qualified capital additions to manufacturing facilities Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/22/12 
SB 649 Relating to nonintoxicating beer distributor licensees Pending  House Finance Committee  03/08/12 
SB 194 Requiring health insurers cover maternity and contraceptive services for dependents Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/20/12 
SB 401 Relating to insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/24/12 
SB 359 Requiring seller of precious metals and gems present photo ID to dealers Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/20/12 
SB 455 Allowing DEP zone requirement waiver by affected water intake owners Pending  Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee  01/30/12 
SB 409 Substituting community service for jail confinement for certain persons convicted of alcohol-related crimes Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/14/12 
SB 370 Relating to transport and storage of firearms in private vehicles Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/20/12 
SB 581 Creating Provider Sponsored Network Act Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  02/14/12 
SB 485 Creating Fiscal and Policy Division under Joint Committee on Government and Finance Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/14/12 
SB 352 Creating criminal offense for custodian's failure to report missing child Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/19/12 
SB 56 Requiring insurance coverage of spouses and dependents for pregnancy and contraceptive services Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/11/12 
SB 448 Relating generally to mine safety Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/30/12 
SB 589 Creating Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/14/12 
SB 197 Providing for issuance of alternative program teacher certificate and teacher-in-residence permits Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/16/12 
SB 47 Establishing offense of unlawful use of wireless communication device while operating motor vehicle Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/11/12 
SB 502 Requiring real party identification in first-party claims for uninsured and underinsured motorist civil litigation Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/02/12 
SB 479 Creating Spay Neuter Program and Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/12 
SB 423 Relating to reimbursement for providing patient health care records Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/25/12 
SB 565 Allowing National Guard firefighters continue as civilian Air National Guard firefighters Pending  Senate Military Committee  02/10/12 
SB 486 Relating generally to Judges' Retirement System Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/14/12 
SB 157 Dedicating portion of oil and gas severance tax to counties and municipalities of origin Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/22/12 
SB 627 Increasing salaries of certain State Police forensic lab employees and certain civilian employees Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/12 
SB 635 Relating generally to broadband middle mile infrastructure Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/27/12 
SB 457 Continuing Rural Health Initiative; other provisions RQST    CONF  03/10/12 
SB 211 Creating traffic offenses for texting or using handheld wireless communication device while driving Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 572 Replacing "advanced nurse practitioner" with "advanced practice registered nurse" Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 210 Updating terms in Corporation Net Income Tax Act Signed  Effect from passage
SB 379 Authorizing Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses designate certain treatment and recovery programs for licensees and applicants Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 579 Increasing special reclamation tax on clean coal mined Signed  Effective July 1, 2012
SB 487 Creating Coalbed Methane Gas Distribution Fund Signed  Effective from passage - (March 10, 2012)
SB 611 Developing special community-based pilot demonstration project to improve at-risk youth outcomes Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 385 Expanding definition of "computer" in commission of certain crimes Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 31, 2012)
SB 650 Making supplementary appropriation from General Revenue to DHHR, Division of Human Services Signed  Effect from passage
SB 628 Allowing fund-raising for state executive party headquarters Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 221 Creating Jason Flatt Act of 2012 Signed  Effective July 1, 2012
SB 478 Creating apprentice hunting and trapping license Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 343 Providing volunteer and part-volunteer fire departments' grace period to meet eligibility for certain funds allocation Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 20, 2012)
SB 386 Clarifying entities included in water's-edge group for income tax purposes Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 6, 2012)
SB 371 Providing school system under declared state of emergency participate as collaborative innovation zone Signed  Effect from passage
SB 153 Increasing tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 373 Providing State Police collect fee for advanced training Signed  Effective July 1, 2012
SB 160 Budget Bill Signed  Effect from passage
SB 436 Facilitating collaboration between public school and higher education systems to promote seamless curricula Signed    Governor  04/10/12 
SB 528 Relating to scrap metal dealers and scrap metal Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 562 Establishing DEP procedure for biologic component compliance of narrative water quality standard Signed  Effect from passage
SB 209 Updating terms in Personal Income Tax Act Signed  Effect from passage
SB 484 Relating generally to child welfare Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 7, 2012)
SB 437 Relating generally to substance abuse Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 414 Expanding definition of "medical services applicant" under Volunteer for Nonprofit Youth Organizations Act Signed  Effect from passage
SB 469 Relating generally to other post-employment benefits Signed  Effective from passage - (February 10, 2012)
SB 191 Relating to personal safety orders Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2012)
SB 507 Relating to voluntary and involuntary hospitalization of mentally ill persons Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 161 Relating to mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 353 Relating generally to possession of firearms Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 430 Conforming code provisions to Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Signed  Effect from passage
SB 149 Relating to disposition of forfeited or abandoned firearms in state custody Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2012)
SB 471 Authorizing Supreme Court establish mental hygiene commissioners' compensation Signed  Effect from passage
SB 477 Regulating possession of exotic animals Vetoed  Vetoed
SB 547 Relating to certain criminal conviction expungement Vetoed  Vetoed
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