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Senator Karnes sponsored 65 bills:

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SB 4 Repealing ban on construction of nuclear power plants Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 1, 2022)
SB 21 Relating to school aid formula and minimum student enrollment Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/11/22 
SB 23 Prohibiting mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for WV residents Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/12/22 
SB 24 Establishing WV Freedom of Conscience Protection Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/12/22 
SB 36 Requiring notice be sent to owners of record before real property can be sold due to nonpayment of taxes Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/12/22 
SB 41 Allowing certain schools with enrollment of 25 or fewer students to operate as nonpublic micro-school Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/12/22 
SB 42 Authorizing public retirement system participants to receive cash value of retirement benefits in lieu of regular payments Pending  Senate Pensions Committee  01/12/22 
SB 43 Allowing parents to decline required medication administered to newborns Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/12/22 
SB 45 Prohibiting certain divisive acts from school curriculum, state agencies, and any groups receiving state funding Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/12/22 
SB 52 Prohibiting county airport authorities from adopting rules prohibiting possession of firearms in public areas Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/12/22 
SB 57 Relating to maintenance and repair of roads and highways Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/12/22 
SB 61 Establishing contribution holiday for certain public retirement plans Pending  Senate Pensions Committee  01/12/22 
SB 66 Establishing 80 miles per hour speed limit on state highways Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/12/22 
SB 67 Relating to advertisements by political candidates Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/12/22 
SB 68 Limiting DEP employees from entering private lands for environmental protection purposes only Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/12/22 
SB 75 Requiring certain municipalities pay for incarceration of inmates Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/12/22 
SB 115 Allowing grocery stores to sell certain amount of WV-made wine without license Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/12/22 
SB 116 Relating to outdoor advertising regulated by DOH Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/12/22 
SB 125 Requiring all local special levies be held on regularly scheduled statewide election ballot Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/12/22 
SB 126 Expanding types of agricultural operations that are protected from nuisance and other legal actions Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/27/22 
SB 127 Allowing certain motorcycle operators to ride without helmet Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/12/22 
SB 131 Establishing Chuck Yeager Mountain State Medal of Excellence Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/12/22 
SB 132 Requiring municipalities that impose one percent sales tax must reduce and remove B&O tax in five years Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/12/22 
SB 157 Repealing article relating to mandatory motor vehicle state inspections Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/12/22 
SB 158 Collecting and analyzing statistical information pertaining to terminating pregnancies under Medicaid Program Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/12/22 
SB 159 Providing procedure for WV to select delegates to Article V Convention Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/12/22 
SB 160 Prohibiting abortion coverage in certain qualified health care plans Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/12/22 
SB 173 Restricting participation in State Teachers Retirement System by members who serve as officer in professional teaching association Pending  Senate Pensions Committee  01/12/22 
SB 182 Prohibiting teaching of divisive acts and critical race theory in public schools Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/12/22 
SB 187 Creating Natural Resources Anti-Commandeering Act Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  01/12/22 
SB 189 Prohibiting insurance discrimination against firearms manufacturers Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/12/22 
SB 190 Declaring sale and manufacture of firearms an essential business during declared emergency Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/12/22 
SB 192 Establishing Civil Air Patrol license plate Pending  House T&I Committee  02/01/22 
SB 193 Prohibiting charging fee for parking in accessible parking space bearing international symbol of access Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/12/22 
SB 230 Relating generally to public employees grievance procedure Rejected      03/11/22 
SB 262 Relating generally to financial institutions engaged in boycotts of energy companies BL  Governor 
SB 413 Clarifying crime of harassment to include stalking Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/02/22 
SB 416 Forbidding excessive government limitations on exercise of religion Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/18/22 
SB 424 Relating generally to 2022 Farm Bill Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2022)
SB 468 Creating Unborn Child with Down Syndrome Protection and Education Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2022)
SB 469 Clarifying persons may lawfully possess loaded rifles and shotguns in vehicles in certain instances Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/24/22 
SB 493 Requiring county BOE make meetings available to public in-person and through internet Pending    Concurrence  03/12/22 
SB 498 Creating Anti-Racism Act of 2022 Pending    Concurrence  03/12/22 
SB 553 Relating to powers of WV Health Care Authority Signed  Effective from passage - (March 8, 2022)
SB 555 Relating to financial institutions engaged in boycotts of firearms companies Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/02/22 
SB 557 Extending current cap on per diem rate paid by counties and municipalities to house inmates Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/02/22 
SB 570 Establishing training for law-enforcement in handling individuals with Alzheimer's and dementias Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2022)
SB 604 Providing compensation to victims of abusive lawsuits Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/09/22 
SB 605 Permitting pharmacists to dispense ivermectin by means of standing order Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/09/22 
SB 608 Relating to assessment and taxation of real property occupied by certain family members Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/28/22 
SB 614 Requiring health care facilities to ensure patients have adequate access to clergy Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/10/22 
SB 645 Regulating private schools for students with disabilities Pending  House Education Committee  03/03/22 
SB 647 Prohibiting discrimination in organ donation process Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2022)
SB 651 Allowing county BOE participating in operation of multicounty vocational center to withdraw Pending  House Education Committee  02/24/22 
SB 652 Requiring hospitals to receive patients transported to them by EMS providers Pending  Senate Rules Committee  03/01/22 
SB 660 Setting forth standard of care requirements for telehealth practice Pending  Senate Rules Committee  02/24/22 
SB 669 Relating to contribution levels of certain judges who participate in retirement system Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/22 
SB 670 Permitting newly hired 911 personnel to participate in Emergency Medical Services Retirement System Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/22 
SB 673 Relating to Farm-to-Food Bank Tax Credit Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/18/22 
SB 696 Relating to funding for public libraries Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/21/22 
SB 704 Allowing parents, grandparents, and guardians to inspect instructional materials in classroom Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2022)
SB 710 Relating to exemptions from COVID-19 immunization Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/21/22 
SB 726 Relating to pre-trial diversion agreements and deferred prosecution agreements Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2022)
SB 727 Directing ABC Administration discontinue purchase of alcoholic liquors from Russian Federation Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/02/22 
SB 728 Requiring registered sex offenders pay annual fee Pending    1st Reading  03/12/22 
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