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Robert L. Karnes (R - Upshur, 11)





CONTACT

robert.karnes@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 417M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7906

Home:
P.O. Box 97
Tallmansville, WV, 26237
Home Phone: (304) 472-7035
Business Phone: (304) 997-2625

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

CHAIR: Pensions
CHAIR: Select Committee on Tax Reform
VICE CHAIR: Education
Health and Human Resources
Judiciary
Natural Resources
Workforce

INTERIM COMMITTEES:
CHAIR: Pensions and Retirement
CHAIR: Technology
VICE CHAIR: Education
VICE CHAIR: Education Accountability
VICE CHAIR: Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee
Forest Management Review Commission
Government and Finance
Health
Judiciary
Labor and Worker Safety Issues
Rule-Making Review Committee


DISTRICT 11


District Counties: Grant (part), Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Upshur, Webster

 

SPONSORED LEGISLATION, 2018

Senator Karnes was the Lead Sponsor of 34 bills
BillTitleStatusCommittee
SB 83Relating to higher education student successPendingEducation
SB 84Prohibiting abortion coverage in certain qualified health care plansPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 85Allowing local governments to offset personal property tax rates with local sales taxPending
SB 86Permitting sale of home-based, micro-processed foods at farmers marketsPendingAgriculture
SB 87Allowing purchase of Class XS resident senior hunting, fishing and trapping licenses at age 65PendingSenior Citizen Issues
SB 88Providing resident farm vendor's bidding preferencePendingAgriculture
SB 89Creating educational expense tax creditsPendingEducation
SB 90Repealing mandatory motor vehicle state inspectionsPendingJudiciary
SB 91Relating to care of aborted fetusesPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 92Limiting health insurance coverage for elective abortions to supplemental policiesPendingBanking and Insurance
SB 93Establishing WV Freedom of Conscience Protection ActPending
SB 94Prohibiting counties from regulating fireworksPendingJudiciary
SB 95Providing procedure for WV to select delegates to Article V conventionPendingJudiciary
SB 96Establishing 80-miles per hour speed limit on certain roadsPending
SB 97Creating fixed-income tax credit for low income seniorsPending
SB 124Providing authorization and oversight of public charter schoolsPendingEducation
SB 1252018 Tax Reform ActPending
SB 126Creating earned income tax credit for low income workersPending
SB 128Establishing education expenses tax creditPendingEducation
SB 274Relating generally to horse and dog racing lotteryPendingJudiciary
SB 276Limiting DEP employees from entering private lands for environmental purposes onlyPendingNatural Resources
SB 277Allowing public employees to cash out their retirement plans in lieu of pension paymentsPendingFinance
SB 285Establishing regional recreation authorities and areasPending
SB 306Allowing grocery stores to sell certain amount of WV-made wine without licensePending
SB 309Relating to outdoor advertising regulated by DOHPending
SB 331Relating to retirement and pension benefits of certain members of PERS and Teachers Retirement systemPendingPensions and Retirement
SB 335Protecting employees' wages or salaries from being withheld or diverted for political activitiesPendingJudiciary
SB 337Permitting parents of newborns to decline administration of specific required medication at birthPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 436Creating Nondiscrimination in Involuntary Denial of Treatment ActPendingJudiciary
SB 450Collecting and analyzing statistical information pertaining to terminating pregnancies under Medicaid ProgramPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 462Establishing contribution holiday for public pension plans funded at 130 percent or morePendingPensions and Retirement
SB 551Relating to failure of employers to make contributions on behalf of employees to retirement plan administered by CPRBPending
SB 566Relating to disability pensions of municipal employeesPendingFinance
SB 572Creating Farm-to-School Grant ProgramPendingFinance

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