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Gary G. Howell (R - Mineral, 087)


Capitol Office:
Room 151R, 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

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 46 bills
HJR 7Senior Citizen Homestead Valuation AmendmentPendingFinance
HJR 18Relating to Personal Income TaxesPendingJudiciary
HB 4378Authorizing the DMV to issue certain vital records in the custody of the state registrarPending
HB 4379Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless sheltersPendingJudiciary
HB 4380Provide that you can make monthly payments on property taxesPendingFinance
HB 4405Mental Hygiene Reform ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4406To provide that the first $100K made jointly or the first $50K filing single is exempt from the tax on social securityPendingFinance
HB 4407Limiting the imposition of municipal business and occupation taxesPendingFinance
HB 4408To allow the development of a specialized intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesPending
HB 4410Impose 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 4434Relating to restrictions on use or sale of motor vehicles based on power sourcePending
HB 4440Modify how sales tax is collected on seller financed vehicle transactionsPendingFinance
HB 4441Provide certain classes of property protections from creditor collectionsPendingJudiciary
HB 4442To ensure false claims on property titles are not fault of landownerPendingJudiciary
HB 4448Permitting 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 4610Creating special revenue account known as School Building Authority Agricultural, Vocational and Technical Training Facilities Grant FundPending
HB 4872Require counties and municipalities to provide public notice for land or building purchasesPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 4886Relating to spam phone calls.PendingJudiciary
HB 4905Relating to the Tourism and Commercial Opportunity Zone Tax and Tax Credit ActPendingFinance
HB 4949To modify local permitting deadlines for permits, licenses, variances, or other types of approval from a governing body or planning commission of a municipality or county.PendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 5127Including Potomac State College in the definition of community and technical college education program for participation in the “Learn and Earn Program”Pending
HB 5162Establish a program to promote creation and expansion of registered apprenticeship programsPendingEducation
HB 5163Relating to involuntary hold by law enforcement for a person determined to be an imminent dangerPendingJudiciary
HB 5164Relating to the land use, manufacture, installation, and safety certification of Fabricated Self-contained Expandable Box Built Permanent HomesPendingGovernment Organization
HB 5170Increasing the size of matching grants for local economic development from $30,000 to $50,000.Pending
HB 5212Require new vehicle charging stations to be universalPending
HB 5296To exempt wage income earned from overtime for a period of three yearsPendingFinance
HB 5311Establishing tax treatment of real property owned by another state government PendingFinance
HB 5321Relating to requiring local governments to provide matching funds for grants from the Reclamation of Abandoned and Dilapidated Properties Program PendingGovernment Organization
HB 5322Local Meat Processing Economic Development ActPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 5323To establish a $100 per year penalty for inaccurate signage posted on interstates for industrial and commercial/business parks that are not near the interstate exitsPending
HB 5350Expanding the definition “recreational purposes” to include mountain biking activitiesPendingJudiciary
HB 5392To 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 5411Removing requirement to present a paid tax receipt to renew a license platePending
HB 5413Requiring PSC modify processes regarding trash hauling rates.PendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 5437Relating to time limits imposed on the Division of Highways to grant a highway entrance permitPending
HB 5439Provide that a person defending themselves or others while at work cannot be terminatedPendingJudiciary
HB 5487To require municipalities issuing tickets to charge the entire fee for ticketsPending
HB 5488To codify that The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits unlawful users of drugs and those addicted to controlled substances, specifically marijuana, may not ship, receive, or possess a firearmPendingJudiciary
HB 5519Relating to authorizing the director of the Division of Forestry to contract for the management of state-owned and leased forests and wooded lands for purposes of preventing forest firesPendingGovernment Organization
HB 5544Relating to requiring certain reporting from the Mountaineer Trail Network Authority each yearPending
HB 5555Creating the legislative oversight committee on aviation developmentPendingGovernment Organization
HB 5652Providing a statutory program for loaning financial assistance to local airports for airplane hangar construction in this StatePendingFinance
HB 5672Establish a safety standoff area for damage electric vehicles placed at repair holding lots and/or salvage yardsPending
HB 5695Relating to Community Enhancement DistrictsPending
HB 5696Relating to the upper Ohio Valley Trail NetworkPending


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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