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Delegate Howell sponsored 114 bills:

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HB 2113 Intrastate Coal and Use Act Pending  House ENG Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2142 Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless shelters Pending  House Finance Committee  01/15/20 
HB 2143 West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2166 Prohibiting employees of the state who have convictions for driving under the influence from driving or operating state owned vehicle Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2330 Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitter Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/17/20 
HB 2338 Allowing the owner of an antique military vehicle to display alternate registration insignia Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 28, 2020)
HB 2353 Allowing purchase of hardware items and equipment for state-wide road system from a local seller rather than the holder of a state contract Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2471 Increasing criminal penalties for impersonation of law-enforcement officers or officials Pending  House Finance Committee  01/15/20 
HB 2512 Authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue certain vital records in the custody of the State Registrar Pending  House T&I Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2542 Permitting directors of county emergency phone systems to obtain mobile-phone emergency lines Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/17/20 
HB 2627 Removing all costs and fees from a Silver Star registration plate Pending  House Finance Committee  01/17/20 
HB 2678 Eliminating the personal property tax on new vehicles Pending  House Finance Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2696 Creating an additional index system for state-owned lands Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (April 28, 2020)
HB 2851 Providing a special license plate to support adoption Pending  House T&I Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2881 Altering the color scheme for county vehicle registration plates Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2924 Permitting the West Virginia Tourism Office to decide to contract with the Division of Highways to sell advertising space on the WV511 website Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 12, 2020)
HB 2942 Relating to the contents of driver’s license Pending  House T&I Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2996 Repealing the article on unfair trade practices Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 3032 Modifying the types of bolts and arrows that may be used in crossbow hunting Pending  House ANR Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4005 West Virginia Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4010 Changing the licensing requirement for certain casino employees Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/29/20 
HB 4011 Reorganizing various boards and authorities for the licensing and oversight of trades, occupations, and professions Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4012 West Virginia Contractor Act Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/09/20 
HB 4023 Allowing county commissions to require the registration of cats Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4033 West Virginia Emergency Responder Service Tax Credit Act Pending  House FD Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4035 Relating to posting of the alcoholic content of gasoline Pending  House T&I Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4039 Providing limitations on nuisance actions against fire department and emergency medical services Pending    CONF  03/07/20 
HB 4042 Requiring agencies exempt from some or all of state purchasing requirements to adopt procedural rules Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 7, 2020)
HB 4047 Relating to activities of an automotive collector Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4048 Eliminating history of barbering course from certification requirements Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4049 Establishing Next Generation 911 services in this state Pending  House T&I Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4050 Establishing requirements for a Division of Motor Vehicles office or Division of Motor Vehicles Now kiosk to be present in a county Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4051 Authorizing the West Virginia Tourism Office to enter into an agreement with the Division of Highways to provide staff at the welcome centers Pending  House Finance Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4069 West Virginia Student Religious Liberties Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4074 Allowing the issuance of special licenses for one-day charitable events for the sale, serving, and auctioning of beer, and alcoholic liquors Pending  House SB Committee  01/09/20 
HB 4080 Relating to petition for legal adoption Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  01/10/20 
HB 4093 Eliminating the prohibition against carrying firearms on the grounds of the State Capitol Complex Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/10/20 
HB 4095 Defining the term milk Pending  House ANR Committee  01/10/20 
HB 4097 Requiring program to assist eligible homeowners maintain their homes free of conditions that are unsafe Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/10/20 
HB 4098 Second Amendment Sanctuary Law Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/10/20 
HB 4104 Clarifying the definition of an employee for the purposes of unemployment compensation and workers' compensation Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4117 Authorizing a special vehicle registration plate for "2nd Amendment" enthusiasts Pending  House T&I Committee  01/13/20 
HB 4158 Allowing a person to manufacture a stated amount of alcoholic liquor for personal consumption Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/14/20 
HB 4174 Relating to expiring rules of the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/14/20 
HB 4349 Exempting sales of small arms and small arms ammunition from state sales and use taxes Pending  House Finance Committee  01/15/20 
HB 4353 Creating a rational nexus requirement between prior criminal conduct and initial licensure decision making Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 19, 2020)
HB 4380 Updating the regulatory board review schedule Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/07/20 
HB 4383 Facilitating Business Rapid Response to State Declared Disasters Act of 2020 Pending  House Finance Committee  01/29/20 
HB 4384 West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2020 Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4386 Relating to political party committees Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4390 Relating to records management of public records Pending  House T&I Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4396 Relating to reporting suspected governmental fraud Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 2, 2020)
HB 4425 Relating generally to the issuance of driver licenses Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  01/20/20 
HB 4430 Creating the misdemeanor offense of falsely filing a complaint against a law-enforcement office Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/20/20 
HB 4431 Relating to notice of discontinuance of service by a utility Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/20/20 
HB 4442 Requiring certain municipalities to pay for the incarceration of inmates Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/21/20 
HB 4451 Relating to charging fees for municipal services Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/22/20 
HB 4456 Allowing a member of a volunteer fire department to purchase a resident lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping license Pending  House Finance Committee  01/28/20 
HB 4463 Relating to prequalification of vendors for state contracts Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/22/20 
HB 4466 Certificates of Insurance Act Signed  Effective July 1, 2020
HB 4470 Relating to persons 18 years of age or older in the custody of the Bureau of Juvenile Services Signed  Effective from passage - (February 17, 2020)
HB 4476 Providing for the timely and efficient collection, submission, testing, retention, and disposition of forensic evidence in sexual assault cases Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 18, 2020)
HB 4496 Removing the specific mandate of the Board of Risk and Insurance Management to purchase liability insurance for the Division of Corrections Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 4, 2020)
HB 4499 Relating to multicounty trail network authorities Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4501 Relating to the ability to refuse offenders for commitment to a jail Signed  Effective from passage - (February 27, 2020)
HB 4510 Prohibiting bodily intrusion by an inmate upon any person at any correctional facility Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 1, 2020)
HB 4516 Establishing Next Generation 911 services in this state Pending  House T&I Committee  01/23/20 
HB 4536 Prohibiting certain sex offenders from being in a supervisory position over children Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/24/20 
HB 4541 Relating to an occupational limited license Pending  House T&I Committee  01/24/20 
HB 4558 Creating a personal income tax credit for volunteer firefighters in West Virginia Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4579 Relating to the state employee merit system Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/29/20 
HB 4590 Allowing current state employees who are appointed to a state office which has a salary set by the code to retain their higher salary Pending  House Finance Committee  01/29/20 
HB 4604 Removing the requirement that real estate brokers, associate brokers and salespeople maintain a main office Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/30/20 
HB 4605 Transferring state facilities to comprehensive regional mental health centers Pending  House Finance Committee  02/14/20 
HB 4606 Listing contractor classifications on a contractor license Rejected      03/07/20 
HB 4607 Authorizing the operation of mobile shops for hair, nail, cosmetology, and aesthetics services Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4618 Relating to deadly weapons for sale or hire Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 3, 2020)
HB 4623 Requiring all schools to instruct students on the Holocaust and other genocides Pending  House Education Committee  01/31/20 
HB 4647 Relating to limited video lottery permit holders Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 1, 2020)
HB 4655 Permitting military personnel in areas where on-the-job emergency medicine is part of the training to be granted automatic EMS or EMT certification Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 3, 2020)
HB 4656 Requiring test in civics to graduate high school or obtain GED Pending  House Education Committee  02/03/20 
HB 4663 Eliminating certain payments to the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner from distilleries and mini-distilleries Pending  House Finance Committee  02/06/20 
HB 4686 Providing that West Virginia Emergency Medical Services Retirement Fund moneys are exempt from tax, and are not subject to garnishment Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  02/04/20 
HB 4697 Removing the restriction that a mini-distillery use raw agricultural products originating on the same premises Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4698 Allowing a bar to purchase liquor from a distillery or a mini-distillery Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/05/20 
HB 4701 Establishing a comprehensive framework for the management of all real property assets of the state Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/05/20 
HB 4713 Relating to annexation by minor boundary adjustment Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/06/20 
HB 4714 Increasing the monetary threshold for requiring nonprofit organizations to register as a charitable organization Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 2, 2020)
HB 4718 West Virginia Indian Tribes Recognition Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/12/20 
HB 4727 Permitting mini-distilleries to import produce in excess of established limits Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/06/20 
HB 4728 Removing statutory language requiring mini-distilleries to grow agricultural products Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/06/20 
HB 4744 Relating to the powers and duties of the West Virginia Commissioner of Highways Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/07/20 
HB 4747 Extending electronic submission of various applications and forms for nonprofit and charitable organizations, professionals and licensees Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4748 Relating to the increase of fees that private nongovernment notary publics may charge for notarial acts Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4749 Providing more efficient application processes for private investigators, security guards, and firms Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4777 Relating to the right of disposition of remains Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4779 Relating to the criminal offense of therapeutic deception Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/10/20 
HB 4792 Relating to the board of public works assessing a flat fee on land owned by a railroad, telegraph, telephone, or pipeline under certain conditions Pending  House Finance Committee  02/20/20 
HB 4794 Issuing specialty motor vehicle registration plates for businesses owning a fleet of 25 or more vehicles Pending  House T&I Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4808 Relating to persons from another state storing firearms in this state Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4826 Permitting former members of the Legislature to remain eligible for insurance plans at full cost to the member and at no cost to the state Pending  House Banking and Insurance Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4834 Prohibiting state nursing boards from limiting the number of students a nursing school may admit Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4835 Requiring all boards to be located in the same area and office space Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4844 Reforming the fees charged to wireless telephone subscribers for public safety systems to comply with federal law Pending  House Finance Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4857 Relating to the addition of mandatory, inter-board reporting by licensees or registrants of the boards of medicine Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4860 Discontinuing the Board of Landscape Architects and transferring its duties and authority to the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4863 Relating to termination of the West Virginia Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4864 Relating to performance reviews of state agencies and regulatory boards Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/21/20 
HB 4865 Requiring certain boards that seek to increase a fee or seek to impose a new fee to also submit cost saving measures Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  03/02/20 
HB 4866 Relating to conspiracy to commit violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4868 Restricting the authority of the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists to regulate the use of commonly available, retail beauty products Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4959 Relating to clarifying the ability of the Economic Development Authority Board of Directors to enter into any contracts necessary to carry out its duties Signed    Governor  04/15/20 
HB 4960 Relating to exempting from licensure as an electrician Rejected      03/07/20 
HB 4971 Relating to a closing hospital Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/27/20 
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