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Gary G. Howell (R - Mineral, 087)


Capitol Office:
Room 202E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3090

P.O. Box 39
Keyser, WV 26726
District Phone: (304) 790-9022

Gary Howell Biography

Date of Birth: November 1st, 1966

Education: Keyser High School; Potomac State College; AA, B.S., Frostburg State University

Occupation: Small Business Owner/Mail Order Auto Parts Born

Spouse: Kristen Kay Howell

Parents: Parents Glenn and Gloria Howell

Religion: Global Methodist

Town of Birth: Cumberland, MD

Affiliations: Past President, Keyser Rotary Club; Associate Member, Fountain Ruritan; Member, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, West Virginia Chapter; Mineral County Chamber of Commerce; National Rifle Association; SEMA; National Chairman Emeritus, State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus; Former member, West Virginia Motorsports Council; Member, Keyser Moose; Represents West Virginia’s House of Delegates on CSG South’s Executive Committee & Economic Development, Transportation and Cultural Affairs Committee Recipient 2003 United States Small Business Administration Exporter of the Year, West Virginia; 2006, A Top 40 West Virginian under 40, The State Journal; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry, 2021 National State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus Lifetime Achievement Award; 2022-2023 CSG South Vice Chair, Economic Development, Transportation, and Cultural Affairs Committee; Honorable Kentucky Colonel.


CHAIR: Economic Development and Tourism
House Rules
Political Subdivisions

CHAIR: Economic Development and Tourism
Government and Finance


District Counties: Mineral



Delegate Howell was the Lead Sponsor of 52 bills
HJR 10Senior Citizen Homestead Valuation AmendmentPendingFinance
HB 2050West Virginia Economic Diversification ActPendingFinance
HB 2063Provide a tax credit to distribution centers who build away from interstates and in more rural areas of West Virginia.Pending
HB 2064To create commercial opportunity zones to attract new businesses to West VirginiaPending
HB 2065West Virginia Heavy Duty Truck Excise Tax Elimination ActPendingFinance
HB 2093Provide that you can make monthly payments on property taxesPendingFinance
HB 2275Creating the Intrastate Coal and Use ActPending
HB 2276Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless sheltersPendingJudiciary
HB 2277Permitting former members of the Legislature to remain eligible for insurance plans at full cost to the member and at no cost to the statePendingBanking and Insurance
HB 2278Authorizing the DMV to issue certain vital records in the custody of the state registrarPending
HB 2305Relating to titling and registration of foreign market vehiclesPending
HB 2306Provide certain classes of property protections from creditor collectionsPendingJudiciary
HB 2307To ensure false claims on property titles are not fault of landownerPendingJudiciary
HB 2308Prohibit a county from charging for a building permit if the value of the improvement is less than that required for a contractor’s licensePendingGovernment Organization
HB 2309To require the Division of Forestry to create an online renewal process no later than July 1, 2023Signed
HB 2310Provide the Division of Motor Vehicles authority to develop an “Antique Fleet” program so that multiple antique motor vehicles may utilize a single registration plate.Signed
HB 2510To establish the Rare Earth Element and Critical Mineral Investment Tax Credit ActPending
HB 2511Modify how sales tax is collected on seller financed vehicle transactionsPendingFinance
HB 2512Transferring the administration of the West Virginia Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT) Matching Funds Program from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Economic DevelopmentTabled
HB 2514Increasing penalties for putting objects on highwaysPending
HB 2515Require agencies to develop and maintain an inventory of available services for single parents wanting to obtain degrees, secure training or reenter the workforceSigned
HB 2799Impose criminal liability and penalties upon purchasers of goods for delivery who refuse to return rejected goods to the vendor after the purchaser has had their purchase money reimbursedPendingJudiciary
HB 2878To grant the Fleet Management Division oversight authority of the state vehicle fleetPending
HB 2935Create the Tourism Event Emergency Medical Services FundPendingFinance
HB 3076Relating to hiring of therapists in schoolsPendingEducation
HB 3093Creating a tax credit against the corporate net income tax for companies paying moving expenses of employees to West VirginiaPendingFinance
HB 3094To create the Remote Worker Home Development ActPendingFinance
HB 3095Creating special revenue account known as School Building Authority Agricultural, Vocational and Technical Training Facilities Grant FundPendingFinance
HB 3096Creating the Distribution and Manufacturing Center Tax Credit ActPendingFinance
HB 3115To allow the development of a specialized intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 3169Creating a Distribution Center Refundable Toll Payments Tax Credit ActPendingFinance
HB 3171Provide that continuing education credits shall not expire for 3 yearsPendingGovernment Organization
HB 3231To exempt from sales tax the purchase of solar energy equipment and installationPending
HB 3321Limiting the imposition of municipal business and occupation taxesPendingFinance
HB 3322To provide that the first $100K made jointly or the first $50K filing single is exempt from the tax on social securityPendingFinance
HB 3328Authorizing the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority to contract to build and maintain trails on privately owned propertySigned
HB 3346Mental Hygiene Reform ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 3370Creating loan program for certain properties and developments on U. S. Army Corps of Engineers land, state parks and resortsSigned
HB 3399Increasing the tax credit for employers providing child care for employeesPendingFinance
HB 3403Providing a tax credit for employers with childcare facilitiesPendingFinance
HB 3417Including Potomac State College in the definition of community and technical college education program for participation in the “Learn and Earn Program”PendingFinance
HB 3428Relating to the West Virginia Business Ready Sites ProgramSigned
HB 3442Creating of the Mountain Bike Responsibility ActPendingJudiciary
HB 3446Clarifying the powers and duties of Public Service Commission as to electric generating facilitiesPending
HB 3470Adding a category of additional compensation available to legislators for attending to constituent servicesPendingJudiciary
HB 3482To create the Coal Fired Grid Stabilization and Security Act of 2023Signed
HB 3501Creating the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instruction Fund PendingFinance
HB 3525Relating generally to taxation of solar panels used as energy wholesale generator or small scale utilityPendingFinance
HB 3538Relating to limitations on the computation, imposition and collection of the business and occupation tax by municipalitiesPendingFinance
HB 3554Relating to prohibiting a municipality or the governing body of any municipality from limiting rental of a propertyPPI
HB 3558Relating to providing an exception to the provisions of the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (UCOIA)Pending
HB 3560Relating to expanding the definitions of land and recreational purposesSigned


Release TitleDate
House Redistricting Committee to Meet September 3009/23/2021
Dates, Procedures Set for Joint Committee on Redistricting Virtual Public Hearings08/27/2021
Procedures Set for Joint Committee on Redistricting Public Hearings07/23/2021
Public Hearing Dates Set for Joint Committee on Redistricting07/08/2021
Howell Named Speaker Pro Tempore for 85th Legislature12/14/2020
GOP Delegates Pledge to Protect Second Amendment Rights08/08/2019
Chairman Howell Appointed to Commission on Interstate Cooperation08/07/2019
Chairman Howell Statement on Closing of Verso Paper Mill 04/30/2019
Chairman Howell Praises Northrop Grumman Expansion in Mineral County04/03/2019
Chairman Howell Announces Reforms Have Finally Determined Total Vehicles in State Fleet02/06/2019
Chairman Howell Introduces Bill to Target People Who Drive Slow in the Left Lane01/16/2019
House Government Organization Leaders Call For Investigation Into State Real Estate Division 07/03/2018
Chairman Howell Applauds Signing of Fleet Management, Spoofing Bills 03/27/2018
Chairman Howell Introduces Broadband Bill, Passes First Hurdle01/15/2018
Chairman Howell to Reintroduce Bill to Help Homeless Individuals Obtain Identification Documents12/20/2017
Chairman Howell Proposes Legislation to Ban ‘Spoofing’08/24/2017
Delegate Gary Howell Praises Passage of Bill to Help Victims of Certain Assaults 05/04/2017
House Of Delegates Creates New Subcommittee Targeting Burdensome Regulations02/10/2017
Delegate Howell Responds To Transfer Of National Guard Units12/30/2015
Delegate Howell Urges Tomblin To Resist Any Effort To Relocate Syrian Refugees To West Virginia11/17/2015
Delegates Howell, Overington Receive Citizenship Awards From National Society Of The Sons Of The American Revolution10/30/2015
Mineral County Delegate Working to Preserve History06/03/2015
House Passes Bill to Make Chapter 30 Boards More Transparent 03/02/2015
Delegate Howell Introduces H.B. 2425 “Graduating Good Citizens Bill”01/28/2015
Delegate Howell Ready For Chairmanship, Excited For Session01/16/2015
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