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Jeffrey V. Kessler (D - Marshall, 02)



Capitol Office:
Room 227M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7801

602 Washington Ave.
Glen Dale, WV, 26038
Home Phone: (304) 843-1386
Business Phone: (304) 845-2580


CHAIR: Rules

CHAIR: Government and Finance
CHAIR: Post Audits Subcommittee
CHAIR: Special Investigations
NONVOTING: Education Accountability
NONVOTING: Health and Human Resources Accountability
NONVOTING: Interstate Cooperation
NONVOTING: Rule-Making Review Committee


District Counties: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer (part), Marion (part), Marshall (part), Monongalia (part), Ritchie, Tyler, Wetzel



President Kessler was the Lead Sponsor of 55 bills
SB 306Budget BillSigned
SB 320Relating to "state of preparedness"Pending
SB 321Allowing Board of Public Works be represented by designees; proxy votingPending
SB 322Providing state compensate officials, officers and employees every two weeks with certain exceptionsSigned
SB 323Relating to professional board licensure requirements for military and spousesPending
SB 324Requiring underground facilities operators participate in one-call systemPending
SB 325Providing State Fire Marshal serve at will and pleasure of Fire CommissionSigned
SB 326Fixing technical error relating to motor fuel excise taxPendingFinance
SB 327Updating terms in Corporation Net Income Tax ActSigned
SB 328Terminating Strategic Research and Development Tax CreditSigned
SB 329Extending cessation period for deposits into Special Railroad and Intermodal Enhancement Fund Pending
SB 330Creating Safe and Efficient Parkways ActPending
SB 331Requiring certain accelerated payment of consumers sales and service and use tax and employee withholding taxesSigned
SB 332Reducing certain allowances in computation of local sharePendingEducation
SB 333Updating terms in Personal Income Tax ActPendingFinance
SB 334Suspending certain refundable consumer sales and service tax exemptions to State Road FundPending
SB 338Relating to Tourism Development ActPending
SB 341Making supplementary appropriation from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to Division of Human ServicesSigned
SB 342Making supplementary appropriation of unappropriated moneys to DHHR, MAPS and Department of Veterans' AssistancePendingFinance
SB 343Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to Department of Commerce, Workforce Investment ActPendingFinance
SB 344Expiring funds from State Fund, General Revenue, and making supplemental appropriations to various agenciesPending
SB 345Expiring funds from State Fund, General Revenue, and making supplementary appropriations to MAPSPending
SB 346Making supplementary appropriation from Lottery Net Profits to DNR and Bureau of Senior ServicesSigned
SB 347Making supplementary appropriation of unappropriated moneys to various accountsPendingFinance
SB 348Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing appropriations from State Road Fund to DOHPendingFinance
SB 356Relating to purchasing reformSigned
SB 366Transferring CHIP from Department of Administration to DHHRPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 385Reducing and redirecting lottery revenue distributionsPendingJudiciary
SB 390Creating criminal penalties for disseminating false information through automated phone calls during state of emergencyPendingJudiciary
SB 391Providing salary increase for teachers and school service personnelSigned
SB 392Providing salary increase for members of State PolicePending
SB 393Providing Governor may borrow Revenue Shortfall Reserve Funds prior to April 1, 2014Signed
SB 396Eliminating certain unnecessary boards, councils, tasks forces and committees Pending
SB 409Relating to education reformPending
SB 417Creating Source Water Protection ActPendingNatural Resources
SB 458Dedicating certain circuit court fees to fund low-income persons' civil legal servicesSigned
SB 461Creating Future FundSigned
SB 472Prohibiting discrimination in housing or employment based on age or sexual orientationPendingJudiciary
SB 578Providing for unitization of interests in horizontal oil and gas wellsPending
SB 594Allowing disposal of drill cuttings from well sites in commercial solid waste facilitiesPendingJudiciary
SB 1001Relating to transfer of certain revenues derived from lottery activitiesPending
SB 1002Expiring funds in State Fund, General Revenue, and making supplementary appropriation to MAPSSigned
SB 1003Expiring funds in State Fund, General Revenue, and making supplementary appropriation to various accountsSigned
SB 1004Relating to special revenue account of Department of Agriculture, Land DivisionPending
SB 1005Authorizing salary increase for county commissioners and elected county officialsSigned
SB 1006Relating to debt service on bonds secured by the State Excess Lottery Revenue FundPending
SB 1007Relating to disposal of drill cuttings at commercial solid waste facilitiesPendingJudiciary
SB 1008Creating sexual assault examination networkPendingJudiciary
SB 1009Relating to computation of local share for public school support purposesSigned
SB 2001Delaying effective date of affirmative defense to action to enforce mechanic's lienPendingJudiciary
SB 2002Extending deadlines for certain boat dock and marina safety requirementsPendingJudiciary
SB 2003Supplementing and amending Title II Appropriations from State Excess Lottery Revenue FundSigned
SB 2004Authorizing transfer of moneys to Courtesy Patrol Fund according to expenditure schedule set by Budget OfficeSigned
SB 2005Relating to application of minimum wage and maximum hour standardsPendingFinance
SB 2006Extending time for Richwood Common Council to meet as levying bodySigned


Release TitleDate
SCORE Task Force to Meet Next Week in Fayette County11/12/2014
Kessler Announces SCORE Initiative 10/16/2014
President Kessler To Hold Press Conference Tomorrow10/15/2014
Kessler Says It's Time For EHNDA 10/10/2014
Statement on the Death of Former First Lady Shelley Riley Moore09/16/2014
Kessler Makes Appointment to Public Water System Supply Study Commission08/29/2014
Senate President and House Speaker Urge Governor to Call Brief Special Session08/27/2014
Kessler Names Juvenile Justice Task Force Members07/24/2014
Lawmakers Help Keep Local State Police Detachment Open07/09/2014
Senate President Is Pleased With the Signing of Minimum Wage bill04/01/2014
Kessler Pleased With Signing of Senate Bill 373 04/01/2014
Senate President and House Speaker Urge Governor to Sign Minimum Wage Bill03/27/2014
Statement from Senate President Kessler on the Signing of SB 31703/26/2014
Kessler Urges Governor to Call a Special Session03/11/2014
Kessler Urges Calm During State of Emergency 01/10/2014
Legislative Auditor Finds Suspicious Activity Within WV Dept. of Agriculture01/02/2014
West Virginia Blue Book Now Available Online09/27/2013
Legislature Reviewing State Purchasing Laws, Grant Oversight09/24/2013
Kessler Named to National Policy Committee 08/20/2013
Support For West Virginia Future Fund Growing As Lawmakers Prepare For North Dakota Trip 08/19/2013
Kessler Fills Committee Vacancies With Southern West Virginia Democratic Lawmakers08/02/2013
Kessler Removes Jenkins From Senate Committees07/30/2013
Kessler Urging Public to Attend Highway Commission Meetings07/12/2013
Senate-House Delegation Plans Trip to North Dakota to Study Future Fund07/03/2013
Infrastructure Committee to Hear from WVDOT on Marcellus Effects06/14/2013
Northern Panhandle Delegation Secures Funding for Benwood Miner Memorial 06/12/2013
Select Committee on Children and Poverty to Meet in Wheeling06/11/2013
Kessler Decries Patriot Coal Bankruptcy Ruling05/30/2013
Kessler Praises Creation of Scholarships For Children of Slain Officers 05/09/2013
Media Advisory - President Kessler to be Keynote Speaker at Glenville State College’s 139th commencement ceremony 05/09/2013
Kessler Commends Creation of Spay/Neuter Assistance Program05/08/2013
Kessler Pleased With Governor's Decision on Medicaid Expansion05/02/2013
WV Legislature to Host Screening of Documentary on Poverty04/04/2013
Legislation to Establish Job Creation Task Force Introduced03/21/2013
West Virginia Legislature to Host Screening of Documentary on Poverty04/04/2013
Senate Launching Multimedia Download Service02/06/2013
Media Advisory - Senate President Jeff Kessler will be the keynote speaker tonight at a forum on clean elections and the 2012 Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Project01/29/2013
Kessler Announces Remaining Committee Chairs01/23/2013
Kessler Announces Leadership Team01/22/2013
Kessler Names Senator Jenkins to Prison Overcrowding Working Group01/16/2013
Kessler Re-Elected Senate President01/09/2013
Fitzsimmons Sworn-In as State Senator01/07/2013
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