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Marty Gearheart (R - Mercer, 037)

Majority Whip


Capitol Office:
Room 200E-A, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3179

Marty Gearheart Biography

Date of Birth: September 15th, 1961

Education: B.S., Concord University

Occupation: Managing Member, Gearheart Enterprises, LLC

Children: Keri Redman, Sara Davies and Leah Gearheart Grandchildren Rylee Davies, Easton Davies, Sam Redman

Parents: Frank and Gwenn Gearheart

Religion: United Methodist

Town of Birth: Zeublon, NC

Affiliations: Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce; NRA


CHAIR: Pensions and Retirement
House Rules
Substance Abuse
Technology and Infrastructure
Workforce Development

CHAIR: Pensions and Retirement
Dept of Transportation Accountability
Pensions and Retirement
Technology and Infrastructure


District Counties: Mercer



Delegate Gearheart was the Lead Sponsor of 22 bills
HB 4347Establishing certain tenant protections and landlord notice requirements at rental propertiesPendingJudiciary
HB 4394Require county school boards to have members elected per districtPendingJudiciary
HB 4395Eliminating specific statutory restrictions on outdoor advertisementPendingJudiciary
HB 4452Relating to “unencumbered” special revenue accounts to be surrendered to general revenue under certain circumstancesPendingFinance
HB 4499Requiring 50 percent of all reappropriated revenue accounts to be surrendered to general revenuePendingFinance
HB 4671Create a prison work pilot programPending
HB 4672Ensure State Road Construction Account funds are in addition to general highways funds provided to the DOT districtsPending
HB 4695Make appointment process for Congressional seats the same as that for the US SenatePendingJudiciary
HB 4737Requiring the approval of the Legislature and the Governor before additional bonds may be issued by the Parkways AuthorityPending
HB 4738Requiring legislative approval of additional parkways bonds and removing tolls once bonds paid Pending
HB 4739To allow landowners to pay hunters to hunt their propertyPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 4744Requiring certain non-discretionary procedures be strictly complied with by the West Virginia Parkways Authority before tolls, rents, fees or charges may be increasedPending
HB 4772Providing guidelines for the West Virginia Parkways Authority to cease tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike upon completion of all bond paymentsPendingFinance
HB 4773To permit students in eighth and ninth grade to attend summer school in order to raise their grades and establish academic eligibility to play sports in the fall.PendingEducation
HB 4774To repeal the provision allowing for students to transfer from one school to another without losing eligibility.PendingEducation
HB 4775Eliminating the authority of the West Virginia Parkways Authority to issue further parkway revenue, parkway revenue refunding, or special obligation bonds after July 1, 2024Pending
HB 4776Relating to adding elementary schools into school disciplinary measuresPendingEducation
HB 5263Relating to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board and requiring participating public employers to remit retirement contributions and fees by electronic funds transferPending
HB 5267Relating to the Deputy Sheriff Retirement SystemSigned
HB 5269Relating to the Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement SystemPending
HB 5270Relating to the Natural Resources Police Officers Retirement SystemPending
HB 5273Relating to the Emergency Medical Services Retirement System and clarifying payment upon death of member with less than 10 years of contributory serviceSigned


Release TitleDate
Chairman Gearheart Again Presses Governor On Road Bond Funding 08/04/2017
Chairman Gearheart Wants Governor to Commit to Using Passed Tax Increases for Road Bond07/19/2017
Delegate Gearheart Applauds Governor's Recognition of West Virginia Families' Financial Struggles04/26/2017
Delegates To Host Tax Reform Public Comment Hearing November 10th In Bluefield10/27/2015
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