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Chris Walters (R - Putnam, 08)


Capitol Office:
Room 217W, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7866

117 Walnut Street
Nitro, WV, 25143
Home Phone: (304) 542-1049
Business Phone: (304) 346-4823


CHAIR: Transportation and Infrastructure
VICE CHAIR: Government Organization
Economic Development
Health and Human Resources

CHAIR: Dept of Transportation Accountability
CHAIR: Infrastructure
VICE CHAIR: Government Operations
VICE CHAIR: Government Organization
Council of Finance and Administration
Equal Pay Commission
Intern Committee


District Counties: Kanawha (part), Putnam (part)



Senator Walters was the Lead Sponsor of 47 bills
SB 88WV Water Sustainability InstitutePendingFinance
SB 89Providing maximum ratio of 1500 pupils to one licensed school psychologistPendingEducation
SB 93Requiring real property seller satisfy unpaid charges owed to county and municipality upon closingPendingJudiciary
SB 94Designating State Police Superintendent as administrator and enforcer of motor vehicle inspection programSigned
SB 95Requiring Chief Technology Officer ensure routine audits are made of approved major information technology projectsPending
SB 96Promoting energy efficiency improvements by real property ownersPending
SB 145Requiring preventative dental care for adult Medicaid recipientsPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 274Relating to increasing civil jurisdictional amount in magistrate courtsSigned
SB 275Creating low-interest student loan refinancing program for teachersPendingEducation
SB 276Requiring all health care workers receive flu vaccinationPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 280Eliminating personnel sections or divisions within other state departments and agenciesPending
SB 282Requiring Secretary of Administration access and collect fee of 5 percent from certain special revenue funds Pending
SB 293Neighborhood Investment Program ActSigned
SB 297Requiring installation of conduit for fiber optic cable on state highway construction projectsPending
SB 298Allowing restaurants, private clubs and wineries sell alcoholic beverages on SundaysSigned
SB 315Providing for construction of statewide fiber optic broadband infrastructure networkPendingPolitical Subdivisions
SB 324Allowing transportation network companies to operate in WVPending
SB 347Increasing number of limited video lottery terminals at retail locationsPendingFinance
SB 363Creating exemption for autocyclesPendingRoads and Transportation
SB 370Authorizing local units of government adopt local energy efficiency partnership programPending
SB 371Deregulating persons who perform work on heating, ventilating and cooling systems and fire dampersPending
SB 372Modifying administration of local boards of healthPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 373Granting more control of regional education service agencies to county boardsPendingFinance
SB 380Relating to comprehensive statewide student assessmentPendingEducation
SB 396Preventing waste of oil and gasPendingJudiciary
SB 397Maintaining status quo in event bond indebtedness to Parkways Authority is eliminatedPendingFinance
SB 411Creating Second Chance for Employment ActPendingEnergy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business
SB 412Preventing disqualification from unemployment benefits due to domestic violencePendingJudiciary
SB 413Relating to unattended motor vehicles PendingJudiciary
SB 414Relating to Juvenile Justice Reform Oversight CommitteePendingFinance
SB 455Allowing person to be both limited video lottery operator and retailerPendingJudiciary
SB 478Authorizing licensees who sell growlers to offer samplesPendingJudiciary
SB 481Authorizing distillery operators to offer liquor for purchase and consumption on premisesPendingJudiciary
SB 486Relating to licensure of behavioral health centersPendingJudiciary
SB 495Allowing military personnel additional 5-year period to enter upon or recover landPendingJudiciary
SB 510Establishing Adult Drug Court Participation FundPendingFinance
SB 518Making it unlawful to discriminate against persons due to sexual orientationPending
SB 528Altering power of Higher Education Policy CommissionPendingEducation
SB 556Providing owner of conservation easement be given right of first refusal to purchase landPendingJudiciary
SB 598Transferring all funds in Greyhound Breeding Development Fund to Excess Lottery Revenue FundPendingFinance
SB 622Composition of PEIA Finance BoardPending
SB 630Ratio of pupils per licensed school psychologist PendingEducation
SB 631Authorizing higher education boards of governors develop retirement and incentive packagesPendingFinance
SB 638Prohibiting insurers, vision care plan or vision care discount plans from requiring vision care providers provide discountsPendingBanking and Insurance
SB 649Creating Minority Economic Development Advisory TeamPending
SB 678Relating to ownership and use of conduit providing telephone serviceSigned
SB 1007Relating generally to limited video lotteryPendingFinance


Release TitleDate
Bipartisan Group of Legislators Return Special Session Pay to State06/09/2016
Senator Chris Walters Continues to Fight for Broadband03/11/2016
Broadband Bill Stalled in House of Delegates Committee03/08/2016
Broadband Bill Passes Through the Senate02/18/2016
Senator Walters and Delegate Summers Recognized by Mountain State Trauma and Injury Prevention Coalition02/18/2016
Broadband Bill on First Reading in the Senate02/16/2016
Senator Walters Proposes Bill to Expand Dental Coverage for Adult Medicaid Recipients02/05/2016
Lawmakers To Host Broadband Forum Thursday12/15/2015
Senator Chris Walters Sponsors Bill to Diversify West Virginia’s Economy, Broadband Infrastructure02/17/2015
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