West Virginia House of Delegates

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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
Government Accountability, Transparency and Efficiency Committee


District Counties: Mineral (part)



Delegate Howell was the Lead Sponsor of 45 bills
HB 2212West Virginia Firearms Freedom ActPendingJudiciary
HB 2215Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless sheltersPendingJudiciary
HB 2320Allowing nonmembers of a political party to request that party’s partisan ballot at a primary electionPendingJudiciary
HB 2339Intrastate Coal and Use ActPending
HB 2379Providing a special method for valuation of certain wireless technology property for property taxesPendingFinance
HB 2423Relating to the criminal offense of therapeutic deceptionPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 2434Relating to reevaluation of land damaged as a result of natural disasterPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 2514Creating a special motor vehicle collector license platePendingRoads and Transportation
HB 2515West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2017PendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 2723Relating to primary elections for nonpartisan offices including Justices of the Supreme Court, circuit court judges, family court judges, and magistratesPendingJudiciary
HB 2822Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitterPending
HB 2836Allowing the owner of an antique military vehicle to display alternate registration insigniaPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 2837Relating to the collection of municipal sales tax by vendors of goods and servicesPendingFinance
HB 2838Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technicianPending
HB 2841Requiring board members to have attended a board meeting to be compensated for the meetingPending
HB 2889Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of probationary police officerSigned
HB 3104Transfer of the West Virginia Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation FundSigned
HB 4015Relating to the management and continuous inventory of vehicles owned, leased, operated, or acquired by the state and its agenciesSigned
HB 4031Requiring the Division of Motor Vehicles to make available an electronic proof of motor vehicle registrationPendingJudiciary
HB 4038Requiring training conducted on behalf of a state agency to be provided in state-owned facilitiesPendingFinance
HB 4039Exempting short-term license holders to submit information to the State Tax Commission once the term of the permit has expiredPendingFinance
HB 4040Excluding from sewage billing any amount that is the result of a water line breakPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 4041Taxation With Representation ActPendingJudiciary
HB 4150Prohibiting telecommunications and IP-enabled voice services from displaying the name or telephone number of the recipientSigned
HB 4151Exempting Buildings 6, 7 and 9 of the Capitol Complex from the requirement that food service facilities be operated by West Virginia Division of Vocational RehabilitationPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4189Prohibiting certain persons from operating state-owned vehiclesPendingJudiciary
HB 4190Relating to the debarment of vendors providing goods and services to the state and its subdivisionsPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4191Prohibiting employees of the state who have convictions for driving under the influence from driving or operating state owned vehiclePendingJudiciary
HB 4192Prohibiting lobbying by certified candidates for a seat in the West Virginia LegislaturePendingJudiciary
HB 4287Relating to pharmacy benefit managersPendingJudiciary
HB 4288Requiring contractors to provide all required information on a construction project to the State Fire Commission or the State Fire MarshallPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4311Making all work product by State Government to be in the public domain and not subject to copyright protectionPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4314Providing that paralegals and analysts who have been certified by a national association and who have been employed by the Legislature for two years are certified paralegalsPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4322Relating to workers' compensation insurancePendingFinance
HB 4323Relating to non-renewal of any certificate, license, registration, to any person who is delinquent in the payment of state or local taxesPendingJudiciary
HB 4324Relating to the employment of individuals by municipal paid fire departments under civil serviceSigned
HB 4350Eliminating the regulation of upholsterySigned
HB 4419Relating to securing the borders against persons who may be in the country unlawfullyPendingJudiciary
HB 4421Repealing the section of code relating to individual gaming restrictionsPendingJudiciary
HB 4481Relating to mandatory inter-board reporting by licensees or registrants of the boards of medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursingPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4534Relating to the executive secretary of the Health Professional Licensing BoardsPendingFinance
HB 4597Relating to the procedure to determine if an occupation or profession should be regulatedPendingJudiciary
HB 4600Authorizing employed investigators of the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathy and the Board of Pharmacy to carry concealed handgunsPendingJudiciary
HB 4601Changing the licensing requirement for certain casino employeesPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4624Relating to West Virginia coordinate systemsSigned


Release TitleDate
House Government Organization Leaders Call For Investigation Into State Real Estate Division 07/03/2018
Chairman Howell Applauds Signing of Fleet Management, Spoofing Bills 03/27/2018
Chairman Howell Introduces Broadband Bill, Passes First Hurdle01/15/2018
Chairman Howell to Reintroduce Bill to Help Homeless Individuals Obtain Identification Documents12/20/2017
Chairman Howell Proposes Legislation to Ban ‘Spoofing’08/24/2017
Delegate Gary Howell Praises Passage of Bill to Help Victims of Certain Assaults 05/04/2017
House Of Delegates Creates New Subcommittee Targeting Burdensome Regulations02/10/2017
Delegate Howell Responds To Transfer Of National Guard Units12/30/2015
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
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