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Ryan Ferns (R - Ohio, 01)

Majority Leader


Capitol Office:
Room 223M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7918

37 Jenna Way Drive
Wheeling, WV, 26003
Home Phone: NA
Business Phone: (304) 280-7133


VICE CHAIR: Confirmations
Energy, Industry and Mining
Select Committee on Tax Reform

Government and Finance


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Senator Ferns was the Lead Sponsor of 31 bills
SB 45Establishing Mental Health, Veteran and Service Members CourtPendingJudiciary
SB 46Excluding mobile x-ray services from health care provider taxPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 47Exempting certain employers from discriminating against tobacco usersPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 48Including rebuttable presumptions in certain cases for firefighters with regard to workers' compensationPending
SB 49Requiring provisions for prior authorization of drug benefits by insurersPendingBanking and Insurance
SB 50Determining assessed value of natural resource property sharePendingNatural Resources
SB 51Requiring patient notification when mammogram indicates dense breast tissuePendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 52Authorizing county commissions to approve, modify or disapprove local boards of health' policiesPending
SB 53Accessing adoption recordsPendingJudiciary
SB 54Relating to rate of interest allowed for prejudgment and post-judgment interestPendingJudiciary
SB 55Allowing admission of use or nonuse of safety belt in civil actions for damagesPendingJudiciary
SB 56Defining criteria private insurance carriers must consider when setting rates for health care providersPendingBanking and Insurance
SB 57Continuing personal income tax adjustment for certain retireesPendingFinance
SB 58Relating to product liability actionsPendingJudiciary
SB 59Including rebuttable presumptions in certain cases for firefighters with regard to workers' compensationPending
SB 169Repealing article providing assistance to Korea and Vietnam veterans exposed to certain chemical defoliantsSigned
SB 170Repealing state hemophilia programSigned
SB 171Repealing Programs of All-Inclusive Care for ElderlySigned
SB 175Relating to direct primary carePendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 176Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetesSigned
SB 177Repealing article relating to prenatal examinationPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 238Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structuresPending
SB 240Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual imagesSigned
SB 341Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax creditPendingFinance
SB 374Relating to computing retirement benefits for certain members of LegislaturePendingFinance
SB 395Relating to WV Health Care AuthorityPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 399Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employeesPendingJudiciary
SB 457Eliminating WV Health Care AuthorityPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 539Relating to regulation and control of financing electionsPendingJudiciary
SB 559Relating to limited video lotteryPending
SB 609Creating additional flexibility for school systems in use of school aid fundsPendingFinance

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