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Christopher W. Toney (R - Raleigh, 043)


Capitol Office:
Room 408M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3265

3626 Clear Fork Road
Beckley, WV 25801
District Phone: (304) 228-3760

Chris Toney Biography

Date of Birth: February 13th, 1988

Education: Liberty High School; A.A. - New River Community and Technical College; B.A., Concord University

Occupation: School Bus Operator

Parents: Gregory Toney and Emma Shrewsbury; Grandson of Rudy and Judy Toney, the late C. Edward and Virginia Dunbar

Religion: Christian

Affiliations: WVSSPA; Loyal Order of Moose 1606; Board of Directors, Raleigh County Community Action Association; Spruce Tabernacle Church


VICE CHAIR: Education
Health and Human Resources
Jails and Prisons
Senior, Children, and Family Issues

Education Accountability
Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services


District Counties: Raleigh, Wyoming



Delegate Toney was the Lead Sponsor of 26 bills
HB 2073To establish a state bank of West VirginiaPendingBanking and Insurance
HB 2080To amend the laws relating to overtaking and passing school buses in West VirginiaPending
HB 2134To modify the teacher retirement system so that Tier 2 teachers may use annual/sick leave towards retirementPendingFinance
HB 2135Relating to pay for Board of Education membersPendingEducation
HB 2136Provide a cost-of-living increase for certain individualsPendingPensions and Retirement
HB 2137To allow money paid to state employees to go to their estate if they pass away before their retirement datePendingFinance
HB 2138Permit beneficiary under the State Teachers Retirement System to convert to the maximum life annuity if the spouse dies within the first five years of the beneficiary’s retirementPendingPensions and Retirement
HB 2139To provide a 5% cost of living increase for state retirees who make under $60,000 per yearPendingPensions and Retirement
HB 2233Make all state inmates regardless of sex members of the state convict road forcePending
HB 2320Changing the recommended guidelines for full-day and half-day cooks to the minimum ratio of one cook for every 110 mealsPendingEducation
HB 2346Declaring a shortage of qualified bus operators and allowing retired bus operators to accept employmentPending
HB 2433Creating three separate job titles for school bus operatorsPendingEducation
HB 2434Modifying the definitions and pay grades of certain school cafeteria personnelPendingEducation
HB 2443Relating to service employees with National Association for Pupil Transportation CertificationsPendingEducation
HB 2444Provide wardens with ability to use inmates to perform work in the upkeep local cemeteriesPending
HB 2445To exempt EMS providers from Turnpike TollsPending
HB 2596To modify when a nonresident student’s transfer may be deniedSigned
HB 2597Amending performance evaluations of professional personnelPending
HB 2598Raising salaries for school service personnelPendingFinance
HB 2602Reestablishing certain specialized school service personnel classificationsSigned
HB 2819To add State Fire Marshals to the statute to be included with law enforcement that receive information related to school safety requirementsPendingEducation
HB 2992Clarifying and updating school bus rules and the types of vehicles coveredPendingEducation
HB 3201To include electric-powered school busses in the county foundation allowancePendingFinance
HB 3226Modifying the West Virginia State Police Retirement SystemPendingPensions and Retirement
HB 3300To provide for the creation of an “EV Manufacturers Investment Credit.” PendingFinance
HB 3466Relating to increasing the services the sheriff may charge PendingPolitical Subdivisions


Release TitleDate
Raleigh Delegates Applaud Funding for Beckley VA Medical Center02/11/2021
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