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Kayla Young (D - Kanawha, 056)

Minority Leader Pro Tempore


Capitol Office:
Room 6R-A, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3362

District Phone: (304) 561-4234

Kayla Young Biography


MINORITY CHAIR: Government Organization
MINORITY CHAIR: Workforce Development
MINORITY VICE CHAIR: Energy and Manufacturing
Artificial Intelligence
Committee on Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services
Technology and Infrastructure

Dept of Transportation Accountability
Energy and Manufacturing
Government Organization
Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee
Post Audits Subcommittee
Technology and Infrastructure
Workforce Development and Labor Issues


District Counties: Kanawha



Delegate Young was the Lead Sponsor of 103 bills
HJR 10To allow certain state employees the eligibility to a seat in the legislaturePendingJudiciary
HJR 27Relating to the right to reproductive freedom with protections for health and safetyPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4020Prohibit Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from making inmates pay co-payment for medical or dental service by a doctor or nursePendingBanking and Insurance
HB 4021Second Look Sentencing ActPendingJudiciary
HB 4022Employer discriminatory practices Pending
HB 4023Relating to anti-discrimination protections for independent contractorsPending
HB 4024Requiring medical insurance providers to include infertility services in their policiesPendingBanking and Insurance
HB 4167To mandate that credit card payment be acceptable at toll boothsPending
HB 4168Relating to online privacy protection for minorsPendingJudiciary
HB 4169Establish food desert produce pilot programPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 4170Relating to wholesale importation of prescription drugsPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4219Relating to childcare subsidies within DHHR, paid based on monthly enrollmentPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 4271Creating the Economic Development Tuition WaiverPendingEducation
HB 4272Creating the Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan Fair Pay ActPending
HB 4417To recognize school social workers as having the same status and funding as school counselorsPendingEducation
HB 4472Creating online voters' guidePendingJudiciary
HB 4473Removing certain drugs from schedule onePendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4474Exempting certain hygiene products from sales taxPendingFinance
HB 4475Permit registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail in all circumstancesPendingJudiciary
HB 4476Allowing the Secretary of State’s office to transmit electronically the total ballots cast, counted, and rejectedPendingJudiciary
HB 4479To allow patients to refuse residents and medical students from observing or performing medical care on patientsPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4485Prohibiting civil rights violations based on disability, gender identity or sexual orientationPendingJudiciary
HB 4487Allowing one free day for WV resident’s to obtain new for-profit business licensePending
HB 4488Provide for statewide participation in the federal Community Eligibility Provision for its durationPendingEducation
HB 4489Establishing the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Benefits ActPendingBanking and Insurance
HB 4490Provide for statewide participation in the federal Community Eligibility Provision for its durationPendingEducation
HB 4539Require Correctional Facilities to provide free feminine hygiene products Pending
HB 4540Relating to the Disconnection of Residential Utility during a State of Emergency PendingGovernment Organization
HB 4541Relating to law enforcement warrant for third party informationPendingJudiciary
HB 4542Creating a homeless education coordinator for county schoolsPendingEducation
HB 4543Relating to statute of limitations for discriminationPending
HB 4544Provide for disclosure of potentially harmful ingredients in menstrual productsPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4545Permitting anyone over 65 to vote absenteePendingJudiciary
HB 4546Relating to data disposal protectionPendingJudiciary
HB 4547Remove felonies from reason to disqualify from votingPendingJudiciary
HB 4572Relating to Social Media privacy and educational institutionsPendingEducation
HB 4605Agricultural Right to Repair ActPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 4606Creating small business and minority populations economic and workforce development taskforcePending
HB 4613Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Insurance Coverage Protection ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4614Relating to tax reductions and other aid PendingFinance
HB 4629Hunger-Free Campus ActPendingEducation
HB 4630Concerning the right of consumers of electricity to interconnect energy storage systems for use on their propertyPending
HB 4631Creating the Paid Parental Leave Pilot ProgramPendingBanking and Insurance
HB 4632Relating to the Energy Storage Procurement ActPending
HB 4634Requesting a study to evaluate and analyze the potential for bulk energy storage resourcesPending
HB 4635Create Intergenerational Poverty Task ForcePendingGovernment Organization
HB 4637To establish a grant program for colleges that take steps to establish themselves as Student Basic Needs campusesPendingEducation
HB 4638Ending the toll road when the bond is paid offPending
HB 4639Exempting county school buses from paying the toll feesPendingEducation
HB 4662Relating to withholding tax on income of nonresidents from natural resources royalty paymentsPendingFinance
HB 4663To implement trauma-informed practices in schoolsPendingEducation
HB 4664Emergency Absentee Ballot Preparedness ActPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 4677Relating to the reimbursement of sexual assault forensic medical examinations PendingJudiciary
HB 4678Child care expense tax creditPendingFinance
HB 4679Youth Mental Health Protection ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4680To authorize an increase to the officer uniform allowance and to create a maternity and specialty uniform allowancePendingVeterans Affairs and Homeland Security
HB 4789Prohibits tax preparation software companies from charging fee for electronically filing State tax returns.PendingJudiciary
HB 4811Small Business Investment Grant FundPendingFinance
HB 4841Relating to vintage distilled spiritsPendingJudiciary
HB 4842Basic Affordable Supplies for Incarcerated ActPending
HB 4900To create the Core State Behavioral Health Crisis Services SystemPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4914Establish Food Waste Task ForcePendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4924Creating the Office of Entrepreneurship within the Office of Economic DevelopmentPending
HB 4925Requiring non-publicly owned utilities to notify customers by text correspondence that they have turned off their service and an estimated time of when it will be turned back on.Pending
HB 4926Relating to retirementPendingPensions and Retirement
HB 4927To amend the provisions related to transportation including transportation reinvestment zones, public transit districts, local option sales and use taxes, transportation governance, and a road usuage charge programPending
HB 4936Men’s Equality ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4953Relating to medical professional liabilityPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4979To provide for the coordination of programs to prevent and treat obesityPendingBanking and Insurance
HB 4982Relating to sex crimes and marriagePendingJudiciary
HB 5003To amend the section of child marriage under 18PendingJudiciary
HB 5061To create the Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation CouncilPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 5110Genetic Information Privacy ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 5112Consumer Data Protection ActPending
HB 5116Permitting civil remedies for the unauthorized disclosure of intimate imagesPendingJudiciary
HB 5150Establishing a nuclear reactor pilot programPending
HB 5172To reduce the business license fee for WV Volunteer Fire Departments to $250Pending
HB 5173Relating to the election rather than appointment of members of the Parks and Recreation Commission of a county with a population greater than one hundred and fifty thousand.PendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 5244Relating to portable benefit plansPendingBanking and Insurance
HB 5327Housing Opportunities Made Equal ActPendingGovernment Organization
HB 5333Relating to landlord and tenantPendingJudiciary
HB 5490To create an AI Task ForcePending
HB 5502Relating to the sex offender registration actPendingJudiciary
HB 5503"Resign to Run” lawPendingJudiciary
HB 5504To make it explicit that both the lottery fund and the excess lottery fund can be utilized for early childhood education throughout West VirginiaPendingFinance
HB 5531Increasing correctional officer pay by 12% increase Pending
HB 5532Establishes the Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation (SAFE) For Kids Act prohibiting the provision of addictive feeds to minors by addictive social media platformsPending
HB 5533Relating to clarifying the Right to Farm Act relating to residential agricultural operations and the protection of agriculturePendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 5534Relating to compensation for firefighters who are required to work holidays Pending
HB 5568Relating to salary increases for state employeesPending
HB 5570Relating to Cancer Prevention Programs for FirefightersPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 5573To allow a $2,000 refundable child tax credit for all eligible for the federal tax creditPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 5574To allow a $1,000 refundable child tax credit for all eligible for the federal tax creditPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 5575Relating to fines for local fire departmentsPendingJudiciary
HB 5576Authorizing municipal fire departments specialized license platesPending
HB 5577Increasing required medical coverage for autism spectrum disordersPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 5578Modifying definition of sexual contactPendingJudiciary
HB 5579Establishing program to pay monthly allotment to certain veteransPendingVeterans Affairs and Homeland Security
HB 5580Creating the Affordable Medicaid Buy-in ProgramPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 5581Regarding continuing education requirements and compensation of Guardians Ad LitemPendingJudiciary
HB 5608Relating to the use of legal cannabis sales profits to offset employee contributions to the Public Employees Insurance program. PendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 5661To mandate county boards of education to provide feminine hygiene products in all public elementary, middle, and high schools for female studentsPendingEducation
HB 5682Creating the Prescription Drug Affordability BoardPendingHealth and Human Resources

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