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Gary G. Howell (R - Mineral, 56)


Capitol Office:
Room 213E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3192

P.O. Box 39
Keyser, WV, 26726
Home Phone: (304) 788-6554
Business Phone: (304) 790-9022


CHAIR: Government Organization
House Rules
Roads and Transportation
Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security

CHAIR: Government Operations
CHAIR: Government Organization


District Counties: Mineral (part)



Delegate Howell was the Lead Sponsor of 37 bills
HB 2025Prohibiting certain sex offenders from loitering within one thousand feet of a school or child care facilitySigned
HB 2026Allowing terminally ill patients to have access to investigational products that have not been approved by the federal food and drug administrationPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 2027Requiring circuit courts to review foreign court judgments for jurisdiction before such orders may be enforcedPendingJudiciary
HB 2099Extending the time of meetings of local levying bodies when meetings are delayedSigned
HB 2103Relating generally to boards of examination and registrationPending
HB 2108Adding one family court judge to the twenty-third family court circuitPendingJudiciary
HB 2109West Virginia Firearms Freedom ActPendingJudiciary
HB 2110Relating generally to the tax treatment of manufacturing entitiesPendingSmall Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
HB 2111Providing a special method for valuation of certain wireless technology property for property taxesPendingJudiciary
HB 2119Intrastate Coal and Use ActPending
HB 2120Permitting certain holders of concealed weapons permits to carry weapons of the grounds and buildings on the State Capitol ComplexPendingJudiciary
HB 2121Establishing a policy for formal recognition of Indian tribesPendingJudiciary
HB 2127Relating to corporation net income tax for manufacturers of medical devicesPendingFinance
HB 2128Permitting those individuals who have been issued concealed weapons permits to keep loaded firearms in their motor vehicles on the State Capitol Complex groundsSigned
HB 2131Relating to shampoo assistants and persons practicing hair braidingPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2132Relating to barbers, cosmetologists and shampoo assistantsPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2133Continuing education requirements for barbers and cosmetologistsPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2150Prohibiting the modification of mufflers resulting in excessive noise levelsPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 2204Eliminating the motor fuels tax on heating oil for residential use by eligible seniorsPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 2205Creating the crime of prohibited sexual contact by a psychotherapistPendingFinance
HB 2224Providing that historical reenactors are not violating the provision prohibiting unlawful military organizationsSigned
HB 2239Creating a logistical advisory committeePending
HB 2425Requiring a test that is identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test in order to graduate from high school or obtain a General Educational Development (GED) diplomaPendingEducation
HB 2576Creating new code sections which separate the executive departmentsVetoed
HB 2581Relating to the Chesapeake Bay watershed; and establishing a comprehensive nutrient reduction credit trading programPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 2590Providing that residents sixty-five years of age or older are not required to have a license to hunt, trap or fishPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 2592Improving accountability in the state purchasing systemPendingJudiciary
HB 2624Relating to voter registration photo cardsPendingJudiciary
HB 2647Allowing an employer to extend workers' compensation insurance coverage to an employee engaged in volunteer fire fighting and allowing employers a tax creditPendingJudiciary
HB 2723Relating to the expiration of the Multi-State Real-Time Tracking SystemPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 2732Relating to the Real Estate Commission and licenses issued by the commissionPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2744Preempting any local law, rule, regulation, ordinance, or policy regulating the environmental or operational aspects of any public utility within the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission; providing exceptionsPendingJudiciary
HB 2745Requiring an exempt spending unit to obtain authorization from the director of purchasing before entering into a contract for an amount equal to or exceeding ninety percent of the value of the largest contractPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2827Abolishing the James "Tiger" Morton catastrophic illness fund and commissionPendingFinance
HB 2859Exempting certain food establishments from inspectionPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 2871Creating the statewide Interoperable Radio NetworkPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2886Relating to conditions under which used manufactured homes may be sold with warranty exclusions, limitations or modificationsPendingJudiciary


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Delegate Howell Urges Tomblin To Resist Any Effort To Relocate Syrian Refugees To West Virginia11/17/2015
Delegates Howell, Overington Receive Citizenship Awards From National Society Of The Sons Of The American Revolution10/30/2015
Mineral County Delegate Working to Preserve History06/03/2015
House Passes Bill to Make Chapter 30 Boards More Transparent 03/02/2015
Delegate Howell Introduces H.B. 2425 “Graduating Good Citizens Bill”01/28/2015
Delegate Howell Ready For Chairmanship, Excited For Session01/16/2015
Republican Delegates Fought for Coal Before New EPA Standards06/06/2014
Delegate Looks Toward Inter-Connectivity For Solution To Water Woes02/05/2014
Delegate Howell Named National Chairman of State Auto Caucus | Specialty Equipment Market Association11/18/2013
Delegate Howell Seeks balanced Highway Solutions, Not Higher Taxes05/30/2013
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