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Delegate Gearheart sponsored 70 bills:

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HB 2039 Raising the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled Pending  House Finance Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2049 Requiring the Parkways Authority to provide free daily toll passes for veterans under certain circumstances Pending  House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2122 Making it illegal for first responders to photograph a corpse; Jonathan's Law Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2016)
HB 2147 Requiring the circuit court, when appointing counsel for alleged protected persons, to make appointments from a listing of all interested attorneys in the circuit Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/27/16 
HB 2168 Requiring an official declaration of war or an action to call forth the West Virginia National Guard by the United States Congress Pending  House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2188 Relating to compulsory school attendance Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2189 Permitting counties to adopt certain ordinances relating to dogs and cats Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2190 Removing limitations on advertising and promotional activities by limited video lottery retailers Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2191 Work/Incarceration Prison pilot program Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2192 Exempting heating oil for residential use from the Motor Fuel Excise Tax Pending  House Finance Committee  02/12/16 
HB 2193 Providing the Parkways Authority with the power to issue $500 million worth of bonds Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2194 Relating to the School Building Authority Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2195 Making changes to the definition of electrical contractor Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2206 Repealing the requirement of paying prevailing hourly rate of wages for construction of public improvements Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2214 Permitting the resident lineal descendants of landowners to hunt, trap or fish on that resident landowner's property without a license Pending  House ANR Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2225 Relating to roof-mounted off-road light bar lighting devices Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2424 Providing a procedure for West Virginia to select delegates to an Article V convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2508 Creating the West Virginia Freedom of Conscience Protection Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2511 Health Care Sharing Ministries Freedom to Share Act Pending  Senate Rules Committee  02/25/16 
HB 2512 Requiring the consent of the Public Service Commission before an electric utility subject to this chapter may retire or permanently shut-down an electric generating plant Pending  House ENG Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2514 Creating a Bureau of Actuarial Services within the office of the Legislative Auditor Pending  House Finance Committee  02/08/16 
HB 2569 Relating to the Dealer Recovery Program Pending  House Finance Committee  02/17/16 
HB 2588 Relating to the filing of financial statements with the Secretary of State Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
HB 2620 Relating to definitions used in the Public Employees Retirement System Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2642 Reducing personnel employed by the West Virginia Department of Education Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2718 Transferring funds remaining in the Racetrack Modernization Fund to the State Road Fund and closing the Racetrack Modernization Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2749 Relating to the secondary schools athletic commission Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2774 Relating to public school standards and assessments Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2808 Providing that members of the House of Delegates in districts having more than one delegate be elected from numbered divisions Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2832 Reducing the motor fuel excise tax Pending  House Finance Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2841 Allowing a person to be both a limited video lottery operator and retailer Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2855 Relating to the death penalty for first degree murder Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2967 Providing that the appraised value of an antique motor vehicle is a maximum of $3,000 for purposes of ad valorem property taxes Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2977 Providing that rents and royalties from leases of the minerals under the state's rivers and streams shall be expended for road paving and maintenance Pending  House Finance Committee  02/17/16 
HB 2984 Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens Pending  House Senior Citizen Issues Committee  01/13/16 
HB 4005 Repealing prevailing hourly rate of wages requirements PASS  Completed Legislation 05/13/16 
HB 4006 West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 4010 Requiring drug screening and testing of applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  01/15/16 
HB 4188 Relating to the development and implementation of a program to facilitate commercial sponsorship of rest areas Pending  Senate Rules Committee  03/09/16 
HB 4200 Eliminating courtesy patrol programs Pending  House Finance Committee  01/27/16 
HB 4203 Providing a hunting license exemption for certain nonresident landowners Pending  House ANR Committee  01/21/16 
HB 4204 Relating to inspections of commercial motor vehicles, trailers, and semitrailers Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  01/21/16 
HB 4222 Providing for the transfer of ownership, operation and maintenance of certain assets of the West Virginia Parkways Authority to the Division of Highways Pending  House Finance Committee  02/02/16 
HB 4225 Relating to patriotic displays at public buildings Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 6, 2016)
HB 4228 Relating to transportation network companies Signed  Effective July 1, 2016
HB 4239 Relating to construction of a modern highway from Pikeville, Kentucky to Beckley, West Virginia Pending  Senate Finance Committee  03/08/16 
HB 4266 Relating to transportation network companies Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  01/25/16 
HB 4267 Providing an exemption from regulation by the Public Service Commission for motor vehicles used exclusively in the transportation of roll-off solid waste containers Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  01/26/16 
HB 4277 Repealing provision prohibiting employers from discriminating for use of tobacco products Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  01/26/16 
HB 4333 Relating to assessment value of certain motor vehicles for purposes of ad valorem property taxes Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  01/29/16 
HB 4339 Relating to wildlife resources Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  02/29/16 
HB 4341 West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2016 Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/01/16 
HB 4384 Permitting students to opt out of taking certain academic assessments Pending  House Education Committee  02/03/16 
HB 4392 Establishing a special fund to be used for minor road repair within the county Pending  House Finance Committee  02/19/16 
HB 4483 City Financial Transparency Act Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  02/10/16 
HB 4484 County Financial Transparency Act Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  02/10/16 
HB 4518 Prohibiting the placement of the name or likeness of public officials on state road signs Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/11/16 
HB 4523 Permitting licensed limited video lottery retailers to have up to seven video lottery terminals Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/12/16 
HB 4529 Providing that the Division of Motor Vehicles may not stay a revocation for D.U.I. if the driver had a stay in place for a pending contested revocation Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/12/16 
HB 4547 Providing for the merger of the purposes and provisions of the Volunteer Fire Departments Workers' Compensation Subsidy Program and the Volunteer Fire Department Workers' Compensation Premium Subsidy Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  02/16/16 
HB 4554 Allowing an increase of gross weight limitations on certain roads in Greenbrier County Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
HB 4560 Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to develop a formula for allocating road funds among districts Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/16/16 
HB 4561 Creating a special hiring process for West Virginia Division of Highways employees Vetoed  Vetoed
HB 4562 Relating to performance metrics for the West Virginia Division of Highways Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/16/16 
HB 4571 Creating a one-day special license for charitable events to sell nonintoxicating beer Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/16/16 
HB 4612 Relating generally to tax increment financing and economic opportunity development districts Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2016)
HB 4613 Declaring rights-of-way held by the Division of Highways that are no longer publically travelled, or maintained, for five or more years, null and void Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/18/16 
HB 4625 Redirecting certain racing and gaming revenues from greyhound development funds to the State Road Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  03/02/16 
HB 4677 Providing accessible parking spaces for Purple Heart recipients Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/23/16 
HB 4686 Prohibiting the State Board of Education from adopting new Common Core academic content standards Pending  House Education Committee  02/23/16 
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