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
Education Reform B, Select Committee on
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 69 bills
HB 2006Relating to municipal home rulePendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 2038Relating to the procedure to determine if an occupation or profession should be regulatedPending
HB 2113Intrastate Coal and Use ActPending
HB 2114Purchasing certain items from local suppliersPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2115Right to Repair ActPending
HB 2116Relating to monitoring, copying and emailing certain inmate mailPendingJudiciary
HB 2142Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless sheltersPendingJudiciary
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 2179Allowing nonmembers of a political party to request that party’s partisan ballot at a primary electionPending
HB 2181Prohibiting lobbying by certified candidates for a seat in the West Virginia LegislaturePendingJudiciary
HB 2182Prohibiting certain persons from operating state-owned vehiclesPendingJudiciary
HB 2209Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technicianSigned
HB 2210Relating to the criminal offense of therapeutic deceptionPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 2307Relating to creating a provisional license for practicing barbering and cosmetologySigned
HB 2311Exempting short-term license holders to submit information to the State Tax Commission once the term of the permit has expiredSigned
HB 2330Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitterPending
HB 2338Allowing the owner of an antique military vehicle to display alternate registration insigniaPending
HB 2342Taxation With Representation ActPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 2346Changing the licensing requirement for certain casino employeesPending
HB 2353Allowing purchase of hardware items and equipment for state-wide road system from a local seller rather than the holder of a state contractPendingJudiciary
HB 2354Creating a provisional license to practice in this state by an applicant with an expired license from another statePendingGovernment Organization
HB 2355Limiting the continuous operation of a vehicle in the left lanePending
HB 2356Requiring each executive branch agency to maintain a website that contains certain informationPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2357Right to Repair ActPending
HB 2358Intrastate Coal and Use ActPending
HB 2359Relating to exemptions to the commercial driver's license requirementsSigned
HB 2360Placing the Athletic Commission under the Lottery CommissionPending
HB 2369Creating a special motor vehicle collector license platePending
HB 2410Requiring county commissions to maintain websites with specific information that is available to the public at no chargePendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 2467Relating to permitting nonresidents to obtain state licenses to carry a concealed deadly weaponPendingJudiciary
HB 2490Preventing proposing or enforcing rules that prevent recreational water facilities from making necessary upgradesSigned
HB 2510Relating to special funds of boards of examination or registrationSigned
HB 2512Authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue certain vital records in the custody of the State RegistrarPending
HB 2514Permitting pawn brokers to disclose whether any specific property has been sold or pledgedPendingJudiciary
HB 2542Permitting directors of county emergency phone systems to obtain mobile-phone emergency linesPending
HB 2559Requiring a special report by the Division of PersonnelPending
HB 2592Requiring all boards referred to in Chapter 30 of the code be located in the same area in the statePendingGovernment Organization
HB 2624Relating to employees of the Commissioner of AgriculturePendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 2637Excluding electric generating facilities designated as an exempt wholesale generator from being regulated by the PSCPending
HB 2691Providing that a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon expires on the holder’s birthdaySigned
HB 2692Relating to primary elections and proceduresPending
HB 2693Relating to traffic violations as qualifying for deferred adjudicationPending
HB 2694Relating to the state’s ability to regulate hempSigned
HB 2696Creating an additional index system for state-owned landsPending
HB 2697The Occupational Licensing Consumer Choice ActPendingIndustry & Labor
HB 2699Relating to municipal annexation by minor boundary adjustmentPendingJudiciary
HB 2700Requiring the Public Employees Insurance Agency to use the West Virginia Medicaid Prescription PlanPendingBanking and Insurance
HB 2701Relating to general restrictions for outdoor advertisingPending
HB 2728Establishing the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program as a permanent program identified as the Municipal Home Rule ProgramPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2760Relating to performance reviews of state agencies and regulatory boardsPending
HB 2830Establishing Next Generation 911 services in this statePending
HB 2843Creating an Office for Federal Surplus PropertyPending
HB 2844Relating to the state employee merit systemPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2845Relating to apprenticeship programsPendingIndustry & Labor
HB 2849Establishing different classes of pharmacy techniciansSigned
HB 2868Requiring federal agencies register vehicles based in this statePendingGovernment Organization
HB 2881Altering the color scheme for county vehicle registration platesPendingFinance
HB 2886Establishing requirements for a Division Motor Vehicles office or Division of Motor Vehicles Now kiosk to be present in a countyPending
HB 2924Permitting the West Virginia Tourism Office to decide to contract with the Division of Highways to sell advertising space on the WV511 websitePending
HB 2929Authorizing the West Virginia Tourism Office to enter into an agreement with the Division of Highways to provide staff at the welcome centersPending
HB 2951Placing the regulation of non-medical professions and occupations in a new chapter of the codePendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 2977Permitting the Board of Dentistry to create specialty certificationsPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2982Amending and updating the laws relating to auctioneersSigned
HB 3050West Virginia Municipal Broadband Expansion ActPendingJudiciary
HB 3054Relating to the state agency for surplus propertyPending
HB 3106Requiring retail licensees to purchase at least 10 percent of available SKUs from the commissionerPendingGovernment Organization
HB 3146Relating to retail licenseesRejected
HB 3147Requiring the Board of Insurance and Risk Management purchase life insurance products from state resident agentsPending


Release TitleDate
Delegate Howell Stands Up for Right of Students, Coaches to Pray at Local Football Games11/22/2019
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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