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Laura Wakim Chapman (R - Ohio, 01)


Capitol Office:
Room 417M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7918

P.O Box 903
Wheeling, WV 26003

Laura Wakim Chapman Biography

Education: Middlebury College; West Virginia University College of Law

Occupation: Constitutional Lawyer

Spouse: Matthew

Children: 2

Parents: Christopher and Jeannette

Religion: Catholic

Town of Birth: Wheeling, West Virginia

Affiliations: Woman's Club of Wheeling; Alumni Admissions Program Volunteer; Follansbee Chamber of Commerce


VICE CHAIR: Confirmations
Economic Development
Health and Human Resources
Outdoor Recreation

Insurance and PEIA
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority
Technology and Infrastructure

DISTRICT 01 (2020 Districts)

District Counties: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall (part)



Senator Chapman was the Lead Sponsor of 35 bills
SJR 3Returning Roads to Counties Amendment of 2024PendingJudiciary
SB 150Clarifying when magistrate vacancies shall be filledPendingJudiciary
SB 166Updating contested elections proceduresSigned
SB 289Exempting Social Security payments from state income taxPendingFinance
SB 291WV Volunteer State Defense Guard ActPending
SB 313Requiring doula services be covered and reimbursed by Medicaid and PEIAPendingFinance
SB 314Clarifying what constitutes shelter for animals exposed to cold weatherPendingAgriculture
SB 364Prohibiting counties from double-taxing rental propertiesPending
SB 404Teen Social Media and Internet Safety ActPendingEducation
SB 405Creating Jobs for Reentry ProgramPending
SB 406Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishmentsPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 407Pharmacist Prescribing Authority ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 408Permitting retired teachers to substitute full time without penalty of losing retirementPending
SB 409Requiring all public schools to instruct students on foreign languagesPendingEducation
SB 410Requiring all state buildings provide private room for nursing or breastfeeding purposesPendingFinance
SB 472Requiring hotels and public lodging establishments to provide human trafficking awareness training for employeesPendingJudiciary
SB 486Establishing insurance provisions requiring coverage for annual breast cancer screeningsPendingBanking and Insurance
SB 493Relating to use of criminal records as disqualification from authorization to practice particular professionPendingGovernment Organization
SB 497Prohibiting rent controlPending
SB 498Correlating Medicaid personal needs allowance with state poverty indexPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 499Permitting care of patient by telemedicine across state linesPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 588Requiring CPS to give parents written copy of their rights in certain circumstancesPendingJudiciary
SB 718Ensuring equal financial support to kinship parents and fictive kinPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 719Clarifying parent and guardian access to minor child's medical recordsPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 720Stop Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Deep Fake Media ActPendingJudiciary
SB 739Including certain mental health disorders in existing public health programs PendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 745Limiting cost of prescription medications for senior citizensPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 769Prohibiting certain medical exams on anesthetized patientsPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 792Providing Medicaid coverage for postpartum health carePendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 800Providing water filtration equipment to residents whose water is deemed unsafePendingFinance
SB 817Modifying eligibility requirements for serving as member of State Board of EducationPendingEducation
SB 818Providing pay raise for state road employeesPendingFinance
SB 855Clarifying felony of exhibiting obscene matter to minorPendingJudiciary
SB 856Providing diagnostic and supplemental breast examinations without cost sharingPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 857Requiring insurance coverage of certain genetic testing without cost sharingPendingHealth and Human Resources

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