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Senator Karnes sponsored 71 bills:

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SB 3 Providing for sunset of administrative rules under Administrative Procedures Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 4 Requiring legislative members disclose contributions and fundraising events while in session Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 5 Requiring voters provide photo ID when voting Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 6 Requiring drug screening and testing of applicants for TANF program Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 8 Clarifying powers of Attorney General in contingency fee arrangements or contracts with outside attorneys Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 10 Creating Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act PASS  Completed Legislation 05/13/16 
SB 11 WV Freedom of Conscience Protection Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 22 Limiting health insurance coverage for elective abortions Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/13/16 
SB 23 Relating to care of aborted fetuses Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/13/16 
SB 24 Repealing code related to mandatory motor vehicle inspections Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/13/16 
SB 25 Providing selection procedure for state delegates to Article V convention Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/02/16 
SB 26 Requiring midwives report annually to Bureau for Public Health Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/13/16 
SB 122 Permitting carrying of firearms in state parks, lands and trails managed by DNR Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  01/13/16 
SB 249 Providing an exception to prohibition of possession of deadly weapon on primary or secondary education facility Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 259 Amending Unfair Trade Practices Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2016)
SB 292 Creating income tax credits for certain educational expenses Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/14/16 
SB 304 Providing insurance coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drugs Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/15/16 
SB 314 Amending requirements for carrying concealed weapon or deadly weapon for defense purposes Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/19/16 
SB 316 Removing requirement home-schooled student must acquire GED to qualify for PROMISE scholarship Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/19/16 
SB 318 Clarifying that home schooled student may not be classified as habitually absent Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/19/16 
SB 328 Creating West Virginia Veterans Program Fund Pending  House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee  02/16/16 
SB 333 Taking and registering of wildlife Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 334 Identifying coyote as fur-bearing animal and woodchuck as game animal Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 7, 2016)
SB 335 Eliminating severance tax on timber Pending  Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee  01/20/16 
SB 336 Relating to crossbow hunting Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/03/16 
SB 365 Creating Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/21/16 
SB 387 Shared animal ownership agreements to consume raw milk Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 23, 2016)
SB 389 Reducing certain penalties for offenses not resulting in illegal killing of bear Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/04/16 
SB 390 Providing for resident farm vendor's bidding preference Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/26/16 
SB 391 Creating additional penalty for use of firearm in furtherance of drug offense Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/26/16 
SB 399 Establishing personal and corporate income tax credits for farmers donating edible agricultural products Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/16 
SB 406 Changing age date of attending school Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/27/16 
SB 422 Creating Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act Pending  Senate Interstate Cooperation Committee  01/28/16 
SB 424 Allowing fire departments assess fees Pending  House Finance Committee  02/19/16 
SB 434 Allowing home-based micro-processed foods sold at farmers markets Pending  House ANR Committee  02/20/16 
SB 465 Allowing professional employer insure certain risks through pure insurance captive Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 467 Creating new simplified and expedited certificate of need process Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/02/16 
SB 479 Increasing penalties for transportation of narcotics and controlled substances into state Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/02/16 
SB 485 Establishing regional recreation authorities and areas Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/23/16 
SB 499 Preventing State Board of Education from implementing common core academic standards Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/03/16 
SB 502 Changing qualifier for low income Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/03/16 
SB 551 Allowing residents to purchase senior hunting, fishing and trapping licenses at the beginning of the year they turn 65 Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  02/08/16 
SB 570 Allowing local units of government lower personal property taxes Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/10/16 
SB 571 Prohibiting abortion coverage in qualified health care plans Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/10/16 
SB 576 Requiring payment of funds due in partition suits of oil and gas interests Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/10/16 
SB 577 Permitting surface owners purchase mineral interests Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/10/16 
SB 578 Protecting utility workers from crimes against person Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 583 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by Department of Administration Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 584 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by DEP Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 585 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by DHHR Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 586 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 587 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by Department of Revenue Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 588 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by Department of Transportation Signed  Effective from passage - (March 12, 2016)
SB 589 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by miscellaneous agencies and boards Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 590 Repealing certain obsolete legislative rules by Department of Commerce Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/16 
SB 619 2016 Regulatory Reform Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 621 Exempting taxicab companies with independent contract drivers from providing workers' compensation coverage Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 653 Requiring higher education course catalogs include certain information Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/20/16 
SB 663 Authorizing Commissioner of Highways permit DOH participate in construction or maintenance of publicly funded highway jobs Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/22/16 
SB 667 Protecting right to farm Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/22/16 
SB 679 Establishing specific valuation for timberland for ad valorem property tax purposes Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/22/16 
SB 682 Authorizing telephone public utilities provide system of centrally located cellular telephone hot spots where signals are weak or unavailable Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/22/16 
SB 684 Authorizing Director of DNR lease unused or abandoned railway routes to operate tourist excursions Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/22/16 
SB 685 Allowing individuals twenty-one years of age operate or ride motorcycle without helmet Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/22/16 
SB 686 Authorizing local governing authorities hold sanctioned motor vehicle races on roads, streets or airports under their jurisdiction Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 688 Relating to county and regional solid waste facility siting plans Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/22/16 
SB 696 Relating to disposition of seized firearms Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/22/16 
SB 699 Reauthorizing amendment allowing certain food products produced in private home kitchen for sale at farmers market Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/22/16 
SB 701 Relating generally to resort area districts Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/03/16 
SB 702 Allowing title of real estate to pass to individuals entitled to sale proceeds if executor fails to do so within 5 years of closing estate Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 703 Relating to deposit of overpayment of certain fees into Children's Trust Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  03/03/16 
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