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Senator Kessler sponsored 111 bills:

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SB 7 Requiring CPR and care for conscious choking instruction in public schools Signed  Effective July 1, 2015
SB 9 Allowing law enforcement and emergency service personnel possess opioid antagonists Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/14/15 
SB 18 Creating Overdose Prevention Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/18/15 
SB 139 Creating misdemeanor offense of impersonating Commission on Special Investigations representative Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/14/15 
SB 233 Budget Bill Pending  Senate Finance Committee  03/13/15 
SB 235 Creating Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority Fund Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  01/15/15 
SB 240 Updating terms in Personal Income Tax Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/16/15 
SB 241 Updating terms in Corporation Net Income Tax Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/16/15 
SB 242 Creating criminal penalties for certain automated telephone calls during state of emergency or preparedness Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 12, 2015)
SB 243 Relating to school nutrition standards during state of emergency or preparedness Signed  Effective from passage - (March 13, 2015)
SB 254 Relating to Fire, EMS and Law-Enforcement Officer Survivor Benefit Act Pending  House Finance Committee  03/03/15 
SB 255 Eliminating certain boards, councils, committees, panels, task forces and commissions Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 21, 2015)
SB 258 Creating Letting Our Counties Act Locally Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/28/15 
SB 260 Providing purchases of state materials, supplies, equipment, etc., be made in US Pending  Senate Labor Committee  01/20/15 
SB 262 Transferring CHIP and Children's Health Insurance Agency from Department of Administration to DHHR Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 19, 2015)
SB 263 Requiring court-appointed special advocate in all counties Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/20/15 
SB 264 Reducing severance tax proceeds dedicated to Infrastructure General Obligation Debt Service Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/20/15 
SB 265 Reducing distribution of excess lottery proceeds to Infrastructure Fund; increasing funds available for grants Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/20/15 
SB 266 Eliminating sales tax exemption on certain highway construction and maintenance materials Pending    2nd Reading  02/18/15 
SB 267 Repealing code relating to Governor's Office of Health Enhancement and Lifestyle Planning Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 11, 2015)
SB 268 Terminating dedication of corporation net income tax proceeds to railroads Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/28/15 
SB 269 Creating flood zone homestead property tax exemption Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  01/20/15 
SB 273 Relating to brewer, resident brewer, brewpub, Class A and B retail dealer, private club and Class A and B retail licensee licensing and operations Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 12, 2015)
SB 274 Relating to TANF program sanctions Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 12, 2015)
SB 275 Relating to confidentiality of concealed weapon permit applicants' information Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/21/15 
SB 280 Allowing well work permit transfers Signed  Effective from passage - (January 28, 2015)
SB 288 Relating to public school financing Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/23/15 
SB 293 Increasing fees for certain DMV services and documents Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/23/15 
SB 294 Eliminating certain unnecessary, inactive or redundant councils, committees and boards Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 1, 2015)
SB 303 Reducing sales tax proceeds dedicated to School Major Improvement Fund and School Construction Fund Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/26/15 
SB 311 Changing Coopers Rock State Forest to Coopers Rock State Park Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  01/26/15 
SB 324 Increasing number of participants in Home Rule Pilot Program Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/27/15 
SB 335 Creating Access to Opioid Antagonists Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 27, 2015)
SB 349 Relating to Tourism Promotion Fund Pending  Senate Economic Development Committee  01/28/15 
SB 350 Establishing criminal penalties for assault or battery on utility workers Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/20/15 
SB 358 Requiring court issue divorce certificate reflecting name change Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/29/15 
SB 359 Relating to suicide prevention awareness Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/29/15 
SB 367 Authorizing recalculation of base tax revenue amount for sales tax increment financing districts Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/29/15 
SB 370 Reorganizing Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction and certain subcommittees Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 11, 2015)
SB 378 Relicensing electricians without retesting under certain circumstances Signed  Effective from passage - (February 20, 2015)
SB 380 Relating to when Future Fund deposits are made Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/30/15 
SB 381 Creating State Police 100th Anniversary Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/30/15 
SB 385 Regulating transportation network companies Tabled    3rd Reading  03/04/15 
SB 388 Changing remittance procedure for sales and use taxes on homeowners' dues, fees and assessments Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/02/15 
SB 391 Relating to unemployment compensation benefit eligibility for certain victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses or stalking Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/18/15 
SB 393 Reforming juvenile justice system Signed  Effect May 17, 2015
SB 397 Transferring powers and duties of Affordable Housing Trust Fund to Housing Development Fund Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/03/15 
SB 408 Relating to Underwood-Smith Teacher Loan Assistance Program Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/28/15 
SB 410 Relating to liability insurance coverage for county board of education volunteers and student teachers Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/04/15 
SB 420 Relating to retirement benefits for certain employees in kindergarten programs Pending  House Finance Committee  03/03/15 
SB 422 Raising minimum teacher salaries Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/05/15 
SB 425 Relating to investments by MU, WVU and WVSOM Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 12, 2015)
SB 426 Relating to campus police officers of state institutions of higher learning Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/06/15 
SB 427 Relating to State Police compensation Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/06/15 
SB 428 Relating to hydrocodone combination drug prescriptions Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/06/15 
SB 429 Relating to one-day special charitable event license to sell nonintoxicating beer Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/18/15 
SB 431 Relating to graduated salary increases for teachers Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/06/15 
SB 432 Relating to graduated salary increases for service personnel Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/06/15 
SB 433 Relating to graduated salary increases for state employees Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/06/15 
SB 437 Increasing membership of PEIA Finance Board Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/09/15 
SB 438 Creating Sexual Assault Fund to End Rape Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/09/15 
SB 439 Relating to higher education personnel Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 12, 2015)
SB 440 Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to Department of Commerce Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/09/15 
SB 441 Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing appropriations from State Road Fund to DOH Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/09/15 
SB 443 Making supplementary appropriation from State Fund, State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund, to DHS Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/10/15 
SB 446 Increasing number of terminals authorized by limited video lottery retailer license Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/05/15 
SB 449 Relating to salaries for Division of Corrections, RJCFA and Division of Juvenile Services employees Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/10/15 
SB 451 Allowing certain National Guard firefighters to become Air National Guard civilian firefighters Pending  Senate Military Committee  02/10/15 
SB 454 Criminalizing trademark counterfeiting Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2015)
SB 455 Relating to public higher education procurement and payment of expenses Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 12, 2015)
SB 458 Relating to controlling methamphetamine Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/11/15 
SB 459 Relating to development of broadband middle mile infrastructure Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/18/15 
SB 462 Expiring funds to State Fund, General Revenue, from Auditor's Office, Purchasing Card Administration Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/12/15 
SB 463 Making supplementary appropriation to DHHR, DHS, Health Care Provider Tax, Medicaid State Share Fund Signed  Effective from passage - (March 3, 2015)
SB 464 Making supplementary appropriation from State Fund, State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund, to DHHR, DHS Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/12/15 
SB 465 Expiring funds to State Fund, General Revenue, from various accounts Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/12/15 
SB 466 Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to Department of Commerce Signed  Effective from passage - (March 3, 2015)
SB 467 Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to Department of Agriculture, State Conservation Committee Signed  Effective from passage - (March 3, 2015)
SB 468 Expiring funds to State Fund, General Revenue, from Joint Expenses and DHHR, DHS, TRIP Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/12/15 
SB 469 Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to DEP, Division of Environmental Protection Signed  Effective from passage - (March 3, 2015)
SB 470 Making supplementary appropriation of Lottery Net Profits to State Department of Education, School Building Authority, Debt Service Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/12/15 
SB 471 Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to DHHR, Human Rights Commission, and DHHR, DHS Signed  Effective from passage - (March 3, 2015)
SB 472 Making supplementary appropriation to DOT, DMV, Motor Vehicle Fees Fund Signed  Effective from passage - (March 6, 2015)
SB 473 Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to DMAPS, WV State Police Signed  Effective from passage - (March 2, 2015)
SB 474 Making supplementary appropriation of Lottery Net Profits to Bureau of Senior Services, Lottery Senior Citizens Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/12/15 
SB 475 Making supplementary appropriation to DMAPS, Division of Corrections, Parolee Supervision Fees, and WV State Police, Motor Vehicle Inspection Fund Signed  Effective from passage - (March 6, 2015)
SB 476 Making supplementary appropriation to Department of Administration, Division of Purchasing, Purchasing Improvement Fund Signed  Effective from passage - (March 2, 2015)
SB 477 Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing appropriation from State Road Fund to DOH Signed  Effective from passage - (March 4, 2015)
SB 478 Generating and maintaining revenue for road construction and maintenance and infrastructure Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  02/12/15 
SB 490 Adding certain facilities and operations to protected parties relating to crimes against property Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  02/13/15 
SB 491 Creating bid preference for certain limited video lottery current permit holders Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/16/15 
SB 495 Relating to County Local Powers Act Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  02/16/15 
SB 498 Clarifying tax map rules apply to paper and electronic documents Pending    2nd Reading  03/14/15 
SB 499 Creating Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs Program Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  03/03/15 
SB 503 Permitting sheriff hire outside attorneys for tax collection assistance Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/02/15 
SB 508 Reorganizing Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 31, 2015)
SB 521 Requiring employer provide group life insurance policy under certain circumstances Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  02/19/15 
SB 522 Increasing wholesale liquor prices for promotion of travel and tourism Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/19/15 
SB 523 Creating Alcohol and Drug Overdose Prevention and Clemency Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 12, 2015)
SB 526 Relating to expungement of certain felony convictions Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/19/15 
SB 528 Creating Earned Sick Time Act Pending  Senate Labor Committee  02/20/15 
SB 530 Extending income tax exemption for retirees receiving pensions from certain defined pension plans Pending  House Finance Committee  03/06/15 
SB 531 Increasing cigarette tax to fund substance abuse and workforce development Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/20/15 
SB 534 Increasing cigarette tax Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/20/15 
SB 546 Creating Compassionate Use Act for Medical Cannabis Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/23/15 
SB 549 Establishing classifications and salary schedules for State Police forensic lab civilian employees Vetoed  Vetoed
SB 550 Authorizing agreements between county commissions and municipalities regarding structures unfit for human habitation Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  03/04/15 
SB 561 Establishing Economic Adjustment Evaluation Task Force Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/23/15 
SB 562 Requiring DHHR review health care providers' rates Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/23/15 
SB 581 Relating to courtesy patrol program Signed  Effective July 1, 2015
SB 999 Test 999 Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  04/08/16 
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