West Virginia House of Delegates

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Gary G. Howell (R - Mineral, 56)


Capitol Office:
Room 213E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3192

P.O. Box 39
Keyser, WV 26726
Home Phone: (304) 788-6554
Business Phone: (304) 790-9022


CHAIR: Government Organization
House Rules
Interstate Cooperation
Technology & Infrastructure

CHAIR: Government Operations
CHAIR: Government Organization
Interstate Cooperation
Post Audits Subcommittee


District Counties: Mineral (part)



Delegate Howell was the Lead Sponsor of 64 bills
HB 2113Intrastate Coal and Use ActPending
HB 2142Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless sheltersPendingFinance
HB 2143West Virginia Firearms Freedom ActPendingJudiciary
HB 2166Prohibiting employees of the state who have convictions for driving under the influence from driving or operating state owned vehiclePendingJudiciary
HB 2330Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitterPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2338Allowing the owner of an antique military vehicle to display alternate registration insigniaSigned
HB 2353Allowing purchase of hardware items and equipment for state-wide road system from a local seller rather than the holder of a state contractPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2512Authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue certain vital records in the custody of the State RegistrarPending
HB 2542Permitting directors of county emergency phone systems to obtain mobile-phone emergency linesPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2696Creating an additional index system for state-owned landsSigned
HB 2881Altering the color scheme for county vehicle registration platesPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2924Permitting the West Virginia Tourism Office to decide to contract with the Division of Highways to sell advertising space on the WV511 websiteSigned
HB 4010Changing the licensing requirement for certain casino employeesPendingFinance
HB 4023Allowing county commissions to require the registration of catsPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 4033West Virginia Emergency Responder Service Tax Credit ActPending
HB 4035Relating to posting of the alcoholic content of gasolinePending
HB 4039Providing limitations on nuisance actions against fire department and emergency medical servicesPending
HB 4042Requiring agencies exempt from some or all of state purchasing requirements to adopt procedural rulesSigned
HB 4047Relating to activities of an automotive collectorPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 4048Eliminating history of barbering course from certification requirementsPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4049Establishing Next Generation 911 services in this statePending
HB 4050Establishing requirements for a Division of Motor Vehicles office or Division of Motor Vehicles Now kiosk to be present in a countyPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4051Authorizing the West Virginia Tourism Office to enter into an agreement with the Division of Highways to provide staff at the welcome centersPendingFinance
HB 4069West Virginia Student Religious Liberties ActSigned
HB 4095Defining the term milkPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 4097Requiring program to assist eligible homeowners maintain their homes free of conditions that are unsafePendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 4098Second Amendment Sanctuary LawPendingJudiciary
HB 4174Relating to expiring rules of the Alcohol Beverage Control CommissionPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4349Exempting sales of small arms and small arms ammunition from state sales and use taxesPendingFinance
HB 4353Creating a rational nexus requirement between prior criminal conduct and initial licensure decision makingSigned
HB 4380Updating the regulatory board review schedulePending
HB 4390Relating to records management of public recordsPending
HB 4463Relating to prequalification of vendors for state contractsPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4516Establishing Next Generation 911 services in this statePending
HB 4536Prohibiting certain sex offenders from being in a supervisory position over childrenPendingJudiciary
HB 4579Relating to the state employee merit systemPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4604Removing the requirement that real estate brokers, associate brokers and salespeople maintain a main officePendingGovernment Organization
HB 4605Transferring state facilities to comprehensive regional mental health centersPendingFinance
HB 4606Listing contractor classifications on a contractor licenseRejected
HB 4607Authorizing the operation of mobile shops for hair, nail, cosmetology, and aesthetics servicesSigned
HB 4655Permitting military personnel in areas where on-the-job emergency medicine is part of the training to be granted automatic EMS or EMT certificationSigned
HB 4656Requiring test in civics to graduate high school or obtain GEDPendingEducation
HB 4663Eliminating certain payments to the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner from distilleries and mini-distilleriesPendingFinance
HB 4701Establishing a comprehensive framework for the management of all real property assets of the statePendingGovernment Organization
HB 4714Increasing the monetary threshold for requiring nonprofit organizations to register as a charitable organizationSigned
HB 4718West Virginia Indian Tribes Recognition ActPendingJudiciary
HB 4727Permitting mini-distilleries to import produce in excess of established limitsPendingJudiciary
HB 4728Removing statutory language requiring mini-distilleries to grow agricultural productsPendingJudiciary
HB 4747Extending electronic submission of various applications and forms for nonprofit and charitable organizations, professionals and licenseesSigned
HB 4748Relating to the increase of fees that private nongovernment notary publics may charge for notarial actsSigned
HB 4749Providing more efficient application processes for private investigators, security guards, and firmsSigned
HB 4792Relating to the board of public works assessing a flat fee on land owned by a railroad, telegraph, telephone, or pipeline under certain conditionsPendingFinance
HB 4808Relating to persons from another state storing firearms in this statePendingJudiciary
HB 4826Permitting 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 4835Requiring all boards to be located in the same area and office spacePendingGovernment Organization
HB 4844Reforming the fees charged to wireless telephone subscribers for public safety systems to comply with federal lawPendingFinance
HB 4857Relating to the addition of mandatory, inter-board reporting by licensees or registrants of the boards of medicinePendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4860Discontinuing the Board of Landscape Architects and transferring its duties and authority to the Board of Registration for Professional EngineersPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4863Relating to termination of the West Virginia Nursing Home Administrators Licensing BoardPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4864Relating to performance reviews of state agencies and regulatory boardsPending
HB 4866Relating to conspiracy to commit violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4959Relating to clarifying the ability of the Economic Development Authority Board of Directors to enter into any contracts necessary to carry out its dutiesSigned
HB 4960Relating to exempting from licensure as an electricianRejected
HB 4971Relating to a closing hospitalPendingHealth and Human Resources


Release TitleDate
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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