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Senator Kessler sponsored 118 bills:

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SB 21 Allowing certain sales of alcohol at 10:00 a.m. Sundays Pending  Senate Economic Development Committee  01/13/16 
SB 31 Prohibiting impersonation of representative of Commission on Special Investigations Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 42 Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists on or near school premises Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/13/16 
SB 62 Clarifying rebuttable presumptions for certain injuries and diseases for firefighters Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/13/16 
SB 97 Providing salary increase for DOC employees Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/13/16 
SB 98 Residential solar energy tax credits Pending  Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee  01/13/16 
SB 103 Establishing driver's license restoration program Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/13/16 
SB 111 Prohibiting discrimination based on age or sexual orientation Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 112 Relating generally to WV Future Fund Pending  Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee  01/13/16 
SB 113 Increasing teacher pay over 5-year period Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/13/16 
SB 114 Increasing school service personnel pay over 5-year period Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/13/16 
SB 115 Increasing state employee pay over 3-year period Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/13/16 
SB 116 Increasing number of limited video lottery terminals allowed at retail location Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/29/16 
SB 117 Creating preference for current limited video lottery permit holders in bid process Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 118 Requiring disclosures in group life insurance policies Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  01/13/16 
SB 119 Relating generally to criminal conviction expungements Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
SB 120 Earned Sick Time Act Pending  Senate Labor Committee  01/13/16 
SB 125 Increasing cigarette tax to fund substance abuse and workforce development initiatives Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/13/16 
SB 128 Creating WV personal income tax modification for residents who choose to spay or neuter their pets Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/13/16 
SB 138 Creating amnesty program for certain drivers with suspended licenses Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/13/16 
SB 139 Increasing tobacco tax to help fund PEIA's health plans Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/13/16 
SB 269 Budget Bill Pending    CONF  03/12/16 
SB 311 Allowing permanent exception for mortgage modification or refinancing loan under federal Making Home Affordable Program Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 315 Providing for construction of statewide fiber optic broadband infrastructure network Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  02/19/16 
SB 323 Correcting statute subsection designations regarding trespassing on property Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 6, 2016)
SB 325 Developing matching grant to foster development of creative communities Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/24/16 
SB 326 Repeal and recodify law relating to contributing to delinquency of minor child Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 327 Proposing construction of modern highway from Pikeville, KY, to Beckley, WV Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/17/16 
SB 329 Eliminating sunset provision for commission to study residential placement of children Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 6, 2016)
SB 337 Creating 5-year tax credit for businesses on post-mine sites Pending  House Finance Committee  03/09/16 
SB 338 Compiling and maintaining Central State Mental Health Registry Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 339 Establishing Judicial Compensation Commission Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 341 Expiring funds from Insurance Commissioner, Examination Revolving Fund and Insurance Commission Fund to State Fund, General Revenue Signed  Effective from passage - (February 24, 2016)
SB 342 Decreasing appropriations from State Fund, General Revenue, to DHHR, Division of Human Services and Bureau of Senior Services Signed  Effective from passage - (February 8, 2016)
SB 343 Authorizing prosecuting attorneys designate law-enforcement officers and investigators as custodians of records Pending    CONF  03/12/16 
SB 344 Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/01/16 
SB 349 Updating meaning of federal adjusted gross income Signed  Effective from passage - (March 9, 2016)
SB 350 Exempting community-based behavioral health facilities, programs or services from certificate of need Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  01/21/16 
SB 351 Dedicating severance tax proceeds Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 24, 2016)
SB 352 Dedicating corporation net income tax proceeds to railways Signed  Effective from passage - (March 11, 2016)
SB 353 Relating to allocation of premiums for employers and employees in PEIA Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/21/16 
SB 354 Updating meaning of federal taxable income Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/21/16 
SB 355 Imposing consumers sales and service tax on sales of telecommunications service Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/21/16 
SB 356 Eliminating consumers sales and service tax exemption for 2016 fiscal year Pending  Senate Rules Committee  02/17/16 
SB 357 Supplemental appropriation from Lottery Net Profits to Bureau of Senior Services, Lottery Senior Citizens Fund Signed  Effective from passage - (February 8, 2016)
SB 360 Supplemental appropriation to Division of Human Services Signed  Effective from passage - (February 8, 2016)
SB 364 Supplemental appropriation expiring funds to General Revenue Signed  Effective from passage - (February 2, 2016)
SB 386 Ensuring continued viability of WVU Tech Pending  Senate Education Committee  01/25/16 
SB 393 Eliminating fees charged to consumers for security freeze placed on credit report Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/27/16 
SB 400 Reducing amount of sales tax proceeds dedicated to School Major Improvement Fund Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 6, 2016)
SB 411 Creating Second Chance for Employment Act Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  03/08/16 
SB 416 Allowing terminally ill patients access to investigational products Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 419 Relating to termination of Workers' Compensation Debt Reduction Act Signed  Effective from passage - (February 26, 2016)
SB 420 Increasing tax rate on cigarette and tobacco products Pending  House Finance Committee  02/23/16 
SB 421 Terminating behavioral health severance and business privilege tax Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 1, 2016)
SB 424 Allowing fire departments assess fees Pending  House Finance Committee  02/19/16 
SB 425 Expanding definition of underground facility in One-Call System Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/05/16 
SB 426 Continuing Office of Coalfield Community Development Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 6, 2016)
SB 427 Transferring funds from State Excess Lottery Fund to Department of Revenue BL  Governor 
SB 428 Ending discretionary transfers to Licensed Racetrack Modernization Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/29/16 
SB 430 Allowing transportation network companies operate in state Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  01/29/16 
SB 431 Authorizing pharmacists and pharmacy interns dispense opioid antagonists Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 432 Relating to levies on classifications of property by Board of Public Works Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/08/16 
SB 440 Expanding Learn and Earn Program Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/01/16 
SB 441 Supplemental appropriation from State Road Fund to DOT, Division of Highways Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/01/16 
SB 442 Supplemental appropriation of federal funds to PSC, Motor Carrier Division Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/01/16 
SB 443 Supplemental appropriation of federal funds to DHHR, Consolidated Medical Service Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/01/16 
SB 444 Supplemental appropriation of public moneys in Treasury to DHHR, Division of Health, WV Birth-to-Three Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/01/16 
SB 445 Requiring well operators and pipeline operators to report emergency incidents to Division of Homeland Security Pending  Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee  02/01/16 
SB 446 Supplemental appropriation of federal funds to State Board of Education, School Lunch Program Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/01/16 
SB 447 Supplemental appropriation of federal funds to Department of Commerce, WorkForce West Virginia, Workforce Investment Act Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/01/16 
SB 448 Supplemental appropriation of public moneys in Treasury to Department of Revenue, Tax Division, Wine Tax Administration Fund Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/01/16 
SB 449 Supplemental appropriation from State Fund, General Revenue to Department of Administration, Public Defender Services Signed  Effective from passage - (February 24, 2016)
SB 450 Supplemental appropriation from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR, Division of Health Signed  Effective from passage - (February 24, 2016)
SB 451 Supplemental appropriation from State Fund, General Revenue to Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Signed  Effective from passage - (February 24, 2016)
SB 452 Revising school aid formula Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/24/16 
SB 453 Establishing Self-Employment Assistance Act Pending  Senate Labor Committee  02/01/16 
SB 454 Licensing and regulating medication-assisted treatment programs for substance use disorders Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 456 Setting maximum amount that can be collected for air-ambulance services Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/20/16 
SB 457 Authorizing information sharing by Workforce West Virginia with certain state agencies Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/02/16 
SB 458 Creating Innovation in Education-designated schools Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/02/16 
SB 459 Requiring county board of education to pay tuition to Mountaineer Challenge Academy Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 8, 2016)
SB 460 Repealing regulation of opioid treatment programs and creating licenses for all medication-assisted programs Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  03/01/16 
SB 461 Updating WV Workforce Investment Act to WV Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 6, 2016)
SB 462 Reducing deposit of excess lottery proceeds into WV Infrastructure Fund Signed  Effective from passage - (February 25, 2016)
SB 463 Reducing amount of sales tax proceeds to School Major Improvement Fund Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/02/16 
SB 464 Supplementary appropriation of public moneys in Treasury to DEP Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/02/16 
SB 471 Equal Pay Act of 2016 Pending  Senate Labor Committee  02/02/16 
SB 475 Providing rebuttable presumptions for certain injuries and diseases for firefighters and police officers Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  02/02/16 
SB 476 Relating to driving restrictions in school zones Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2016)
SB 477 Equal Pay Act of 2016 Pending  Senate Labor Committee  02/02/16 
SB 484 Relating to reemployment rights of military personnel Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 7, 2016)
SB 510 Establishing Adult Drug Court Participation Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  02/17/16 
SB 511 Establishing Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  02/17/16 
SB 513 Relating to composition of School Building Authority Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/04/16 
SB 518 Making it unlawful to discriminate against persons due to sexual orientation Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/04/16 
SB 521 Allowing county commissions and municipalities impose hotel occupancy taxes Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/05/16 
SB 532 Increasing surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  02/06/16 
SB 534 Relating to procedures for driver's license suspension and revocation in criminal proceedings Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  03/02/16 
SB 554 Issuing tax credits for land conservation Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/08/16 
SB 558 Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund Signed  Effective from passage - (March 1, 2016)
SB 559 Supplemental appropriation to Greater Weirton Area Senior Center Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/09/16 
SB 581 Eliminating sunset provision terminating pilot domestic violence court program Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 6, 2016)
SB 591 Relating to voter registration list maintenance and combined voter registration and driver licensing fund Signed  Effective from passage - (March 11, 2016)
SB 600 Requiring vacancies in certain elected offices be filled by person of same political party as person vacating office at time of election or appointment Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/15/16 
SB 608 WV Court Reporter Act of 2016 Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/16/16 
SB 610 Relating to generating and maintaining revenue for maintenance of roads and infrastructure Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/16/16 
SB 625 Revising exceptions from FOIA provided for in Aboveground Storage Tank Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2016)
SB 634 Creating William R. Laird IV Second Chance Driver's License Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
SB 636 Increasing salaries for teachers through fiscal year 2020 Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/19/16 
SB 638 Prohibiting insurers, vision care plan or vision care discount plans from requiring vision care providers provide discounts Pending  Senate Banking and Insurance Committee  02/19/16 
SB 639 Requiring disclosure of dark money political expenditures Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/20/16 
SB 640 Creating Compassionate Use Act for Medical Cannabis Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/20/16 
SB 652 Prohibiting DHHR from discontinuing bundled service funding and reimbursement system Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/20/16 
SB 665 Providing for recordkeeping and creating database of sale or purchase total loss vehicles Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/22/16 
SB 668 Increasing excise tax on bottled soft drinks, syrups and dry mixtures Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/22/16 
SB 674 Relating to taxes on alcohol Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/22/16 
SB 697 Clarifying reporting and disclosure requirements relating to election campaign contributions and spending Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/22/16 
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