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Gary G. Howell (R - Mineral, 56)

Speaker Pro Tempore


Capitol Office:
Room 242M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3191

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


CHAIR: Redistricting
CHAIR: Tourism and Economic Diversification, Select Committee on
VICE CHAIR: Interstate Cooperation
House Rules
Technology & Infrastructure

CHAIR: Economic Development
CHAIR: Mine Reclamation
CHAIR: Redistricting
VICE CHAIR: Interstate Cooperation
Government and Finance


District Counties: Mineral (part)



Delegate Howell was the Lead Sponsor of 33 bills
HB 2053Authorizing the DMV to issue certain vital records in the custody of the state registrarPending
HB 2153Permitting 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 2160Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless sheltersPendingFinance
HB 2199Creating the Intrastate Coal and Use ActPending
HB 2369Provide that you can make monthly payments on property taxesPendingFinance
HB 2919Protect privacy of those who store firearms in WVPendingJudiciary
HB 2950Provide the Division of Motor Vehicles authority to develop an “Antique Fleet” program so that multiple antique motor vehicles may utilize a single registration platePendingGovernment Organization
HB 4028Relating to Board of Public Works assessing a flat fee on land owned by railroad, telegraph, telephone or pipeline under certain conditionsPending
HB 4029To require the Division of Forestry to create an online renewal process no later than July 1, 2022PendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 4033Prohibit a county from charging for a building permit if the value of the improvement is less than that required for a contractor’s licensePendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 4036To ensure false claims on property titles are not fault of landownerPendingJudiciary
HB 4058Require all schools to update restrooms for privacyPendingFinance
HB 4077Provide certain classes of property protections from creditor collectionsPendingJudiciary
HB 4078Relating to titling and registration of foreign market vehiclesPending
HB 4079Require counties provide a road naming if there is more than one landownerPending
HB 4080To create an apprenticeship program for students and local companies in West Virginia to increase hiring and retentionPendingFinance
HB 4081Create tax incentive plans for companies to use output from sewage treatment facilitiesPendingSmall Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
HB 4082Require State Police to provide multiple sets of licensesPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4088Rare Earth Element and Critical Mineral Investment Tax Credit Act of 2022Pending
HB 4422To enforce stricter penalties upon railroad companies and engineers of trains who block crossings.Pending
HB 4472Provide a tax credit to distribution centers who build away from interstates and in more rural areas of West Virginia.PendingFinance
HB 4611Providing an exception to the requirements for voters to present a valid identifying document when appearing in person to vote at the pollsPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4653West Virginia Economic Diversification ActPendingFinance
HB 4654To provide for downstream tax credits for companies who manufacture steel and steel products in West VirginiaPendingFinance
HB 4655To create commercial opportunity zones to attract new businesses to West VirginiaPendingFinance
HB 4656To create the Remote Worker Home Development ActPendingFinance
HB 4657Creating the Critical Mineral Investment Tax Credit Act of 2022PendingFinance
HB 4658Critical Mineral Reinvestment Tax CreditPendingFinance
HB 4659West Virginia Heavy Duty Truck Excise Tax Elimination ActPendingFinance
HB 4667Prohibition on county, city, or municipality restrictions on advanced air mobility aircraftSigned
HB 4684To exempt a county that has a single CVB with a hotel or motel collection of less than $150,000 annuallyPendingFinance
HB 4764To reduce West Virginia sales tax on gasoline and diesel to zero, and make up difference with increase in sales tax equivalent to rate of taxPendingFinance
HB 4827Relating to the promotion and development of public-use vertiportsSigned


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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