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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
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 35 bills
HB 301Reapportioning House of Delegates DistrictsSigned
HB 302Reapportioning Congressional DistrictsPending
HB 2006Relating to the West Virginia Contractor Licensing ActSigned
HB 2010Permit licensees to continue to sell nonintoxicating beer and wine for off premises consumption without additional licenses or feesPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2036Removing the requirement that real estate brokers, associate brokers and salespeople maintain a main officePendingGovernment Organization
HB 2042Exempting sales of small arms and small arms ammunition from state sales and use taxesPendingFinance
HB 2043Authorizing the West Virginia Tourism Office to enter into an agreement with the Division of Highways to provide staff at the welcome centersPendingFinance
HB 2044Establishing Next Generation 911 services in this statePendingGovernment Organization
HB 2045Providing limitations on nuisance actions against fire department and emergency medical servicesPending
HB 2046West Virginia Emergency Responder Service Tax Credit ActPending
HB 2047Changing the licensing requirement for certain casino employeesPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2053Authorizing the DMV to issue certain vital records in the custody of the state registrarPendingFinance
HB 2151Listing contractor classifications on a contractor licensePendingGovernment Organization
HB 2152Requiring test in civics to graduate high school or obtain GEDPendingEducation
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 2154Requiring all boards to be located in the same area and office spacePendingGovernment Organization
HB 2160Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless sheltersPendingFinance
HB 2197West Virginia Firearms Freedom ActPendingJudiciary
HB 2198Prohibiting employees of the state who have convictions for driving under the influence from driving or operating state owned vehiclePendingJudiciary
HB 2199Creating the Intrastate Coal and Use ActPending
HB 2369Provide that you can make monthly payments on property taxesPendingFinance
HB 2370Provide that Public Service Districts cannot charge sewer rates for filling a swimming poolSigned
HB 2371Businesses may not give change in the form of “scrip” without the customer’s consentPendingJudiciary
HB 2372Allow pre-candidacy papers to be filed the day after the general electionSigned
HB 2373Home Based Business Fairness ActPendingSmall Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
HB 2374Requiring payment of taxes on an owned mobile home to renew motor vehicle registration tagsPending
HB 2499Tax reduction for arms and ammo manufacturingSigned
HB 2750Transferring certain property to the Economic Development OfficePendingGovernment Organization
HB 2793Permit out of state residents to obtain West Virginia concealed carry permitsSigned
HB 2892Relating to the West Virginia State Guard and the organization thereofPendingVeterans Affairs and Homeland Security
HB 2919Protect privacy of those who store firearms in WVPendingJudiciary
HB 2946Second Amendment Sanctuary ActPendingJudiciary
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 2993Allow State Treasurer to charge a monthly penalty to certain spending unitsPendingFinance
HB 3221To modify the state special education appropriation to counties for special education students who are wards of the state and who require out of state placementPendingEducation


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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