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Chris Pritt (R - Kanawha, 053)

Deputy Majority Whip


Capitol Office:
Room 220E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3156

District Phone: (304) 573-9980

Chris Pritt Biography

Date of Birth: November 17th, 1978

Education: J.D., Ohio Northern University; M.P.A., Virginia Tech; B.A., English, West Virginia Wesleyan College

Occupation: Lawyer

Spouse: Kelly

Children: Jackson and Owen

Parents: Elmer and Elaine Pritt

Religion: Christian

Town of Birth: Stuart, VA

Affiliations: Masonic Lodge #168; West Virginia State Bar; Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee


VICE CHAIR: Pensions and Retirement
Banking and Insurance
Government Organization
Political Subdivisions

Government Organization
Pensions and Retirement


District Counties: Kanawha



Delegate Pritt, C. was the Lead Sponsor of 83 bills
HB 4192Allow for religious exemptions for getting vaccinationsPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4226Relating to providing a cap on property taxesPendingFinance
HB 4227Require photo identification on all EBT cardsPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4228Placing notation on driver’s license or ID cards regarding certain cognitive disabilitiesPending
HB 4229Ban the Box ActPendingJudiciary
HB 4230Electric charging stations at state parks must charge market ratesPending
HB 4231Creating the Keep Roe Reversed Forever ActPendingJudiciary
HB 4232To make the HOPE Scholarship applicable to all childrenPendingEducation
HB 4233Non-binary not permitted on birth certificatesSigned
HB 4234No guardian ad litem is needed on adoptions if both parents sign a relinquishmentPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 4276Relating to transferred right of self-defense to a person who engages an active shooter on school groundsPendingJudiciary
HB 4277To modify parenting if father encouraged an abortionPendingJudiciary
HB 4278Relating to private prisonsPending
HB 4324Permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug ivermectin by means of a standing orderPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4325Places of worship may not be shut down by state of emergencyPendingJudiciary
HB 4326An affirmative defense to violation of a parenting plan is a de facto parenting planPendingJudiciary
HB 4327Relating to modifications of child support or alimonyPendingJudiciary
HB 4328Require an ultrasound prior to abortionPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4329Relating to creating the refugee information actPendingJudiciary
HB 4333Clarifying acceptance of e-file court orders without raised sealPendingJudiciary
HB 4334Exemption from marriage and license participationPendingJudiciary
HB 4335Providing clarity for expungement of domestic violence pretrial diversionsPendingJudiciary
HB 4336Prohibiting an inheritance if found to have engaged in elder abuse against decedentPendingJudiciary
HB 4337Relating to racetrack casino decouplingPendingJudiciary
HB 4342Make gold and silver legal tender in WVPendingBanking and Insurance
HB 4343Remove homeschool testing and portfolio requirementsPendingEducation
HB 4344Grant automatic expungement of criminal records in certain instancesPendingJudiciary
HB 4345State may not participate in or join the national school board associationPendingEducation
HB 4354Provide voters with the ability to identify and verify their ballot cast in a statewide election PendingJudiciary
HB 4355To permit home distilling of bourbonPendingJudiciary
HB 4356Allow business owners to make undue burden claim to get excused from jury servicePendingJudiciary
HB 4357To prohibit public university names for gender affirming carePendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4358To prohibit state jurisdiction over out of state divorcesPendingJudiciary
HB 4360A court has venue for adoption if it had jurisdiction over guardianshipsPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 4361Provide for crime of impersonating non-public persons on social mediaPendingJudiciary
HB 4362End qualified immunityPendingJudiciary
HB 4386Automatic CPS expungement if an individual is not found to have committed abuse and neglect by court orderPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 4387Relating to nondiscrimination at institutions of higher educationPendingEducation
HB 4388Requiring sign up to run as an independent in January of election yearPendingJudiciary
HB 4389Relating to state political party committeesPendingJudiciary
HB 4418Bifurcating the ethics commissionPendingJudiciary
HB 4420Free range parenting is not classified as abuse and neglectPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 4465Requiring party affiliation on school board electionsPendingJudiciary
HB 4466Prohibit electronic ballotsPendingJudiciary
HB 4467Relating to automatic voter registrationPendingJudiciary
HB 4468Establishing the Anti-Stereotyping ActPendingEducation
HB 4481Convention of states delegates have penalties for deviating from what they were sent to convention forPendingJudiciary
HB 4526Establish a memorial at the Capitol for the unborn whose lives were lost. PendingGovernment Organization
HB 4559Right to travel billPendingJudiciary
HB 4560Relating to family courts and juvenile petitionsPendingJudiciary
HB 4561Allowing for child support arrears agreements that the Family Court must acceptPendingJudiciary
HB 4562Relating to adoption attorneysPendingJudiciary
HB 4563Prohibit state funding for any organization that performs abortionsPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4564Faithless Elector lawPendingJudiciary
HB 4565Ban civil asset forfeiture unless person convictedPendingJudiciary
HB 4566Repeal section relating to circuit courts having limited jurisdiction to hear divorce casesPendingJudiciary
HB 4567Prohibit businesses from having licenses revoked for not requiring masksPendingJudiciary
HB 4568To exempt the full amount of social security benefits from personal income taxPendingFinance
HB 4579To prohibit punishment for teachers who refuse to use pronouns inconsistent with a child’s sexPendingEducation
HB 4581Provide that family court can order certain servicesPendingJudiciary
HB 4582Allowing treasurer to invest in gold and silverPendingBanking and Insurance
HB 4583Prevent healthcare facilities from limiting the number of parents that are able to attend appointments for their childrenPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4584Relating to the criminal forfeiture process actPendingJudiciary
HB 4585Get rid of vaccine requirement for families who want to provide respite carePendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4586Bill to fund armed veterans at our schools.PendingEducation
HB 4587To create a crime to send someone abortion pills through the U.S. mailPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4588Stop practice of medicine by telehealth for abortion prescriptionsPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4589Allow magistrate assistants to assess fines on basic chargesPendingJudiciary
HB 4590To allow for modification of a family court order involving drugs in certain circumstancesPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 4853To supersede all ordinances that restrict atv’s on paved roadsPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 4854Prohibit county clerk from charging or prohibiting person from taking pictures of public documentsPendingJudiciary
HB 5077Establishing residency requirements for candidates seeking nomination and election to United States CongressPending
HB 5141Universities must accept religious, medical, or right of conscience exemptions to taking vaccinationsPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 5144No vaccine mandate for schools PendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 5198Allow parents to file parenting plan in event the relationship endsPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 5206To choose to not vaccinate children does not amount to abuse and neglectPendingSenior Citizen Issues
HB 5225Public defender experience counts for judicial retirementPendingPensions and Retirement
HB 5265Require governmental meetings to have agendas posted on websites three days prior to the meetingPendingGovernment Organization
HB 5396Relating to the Second Amendment Freedom and Enforcement (SAFE) ActPendingJudiciary
HB 5412Provide for a raise for private investigators hired by public defender offices or court appointed panel attorneysPendingJudiciary
HB 5539Providing that causes of action under Chapter 46A of the Code of West Virginia survive the death of the partyPending
HB 5670Relating to, except emergency medical treatment, requiring a parent who has been allocated custodial responsibility to provide the other parent with notice prior to medical expenses being incurredPendingJudiciary
HB 5678Raising the compensation rates of panel attorneysPendingJudiciary

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