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Gary G. Howell (R - Mineral, 56)


Capitol Office:
Room 213E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3192

P.O. Box 39
Keyser, WV, 26726
Home Phone: (304) 788-6554
Business Phone: (304) 790-9022


CHAIR: Government Organization
House Rules
Roads and Transportation
Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security

CHAIR: Government Operations
CHAIR: Government Organization
Government Accountability, Transparency and Efficiency Committee


District Counties: Mineral (part)



Delegate Howell was the Lead Sponsor of 64 bills
HB 120Establishing the Fleet Management Office within the Department of AdministrationPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2004Creating and maintaining a centralized state vehicle inventory systemPendingFinance
HB 2116Establishing a policy for formal recognition of Indian tribesPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2212West Virginia Firearms Freedom ActPendingJudiciary
HB 2215Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless sheltersPendingJudiciary
HB 2320Allowing nonmembers of a political party to request that party’s partisan ballot at a primary electionPendingJudiciary
HB 2337Requiring each public high school to offer a course in computer sciencePendingEducation
HB 2339Intrastate Coal and Use ActPending
HB 2343Requiring the State Police to lease rather than buy vehicles if cost effectivePendingFinance
HB 2344Transferring the assets of the Library Commission relating to media broadcasting to the Educational Broadcasting AuthorityPendingFinance
HB 2346Relating to motor vehicle license platesPending
HB 2347Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locationsSigned
HB 2348Eliminating any requirement that class hours of students be consecutiveSigned
HB 2349Relating to driving on the right side of the roadway, overtaking and passingPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 2379Providing a special method for valuation of certain wireless technology property for property taxesPendingFinance
HB 2389Allowing an employer to extend workers' compensation insurance coverage to an employee engaged in volunteer fire fighting and allowing employers a tax creditPendingJudiciary
HB 2402Relating to abandoned antique vehiclesSigned
HB 2415Relating to construction of industrial access roads with state fundsPendingFinance
HB 2423Relating to the criminal offense of therapeutic deceptionPendingJudiciary
HB 2424Requiring that voter registration information appear on certain state issued identification cardsPendingJudiciary
HB 2427Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee informationSigned
HB 2430Permitting certain holders of concealed weapons permits to carry weapons of the grounds and buildings on the State Capitol ComplexPendingJudiciary
HB 2434Relating to reevaluation of land damaged as a result of natural disasterPendingFinance
HB 2442Requiring a test that is identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test in order to graduate from high school or obtain a General Educational Development (GED) diplomaPendingEducation
HB 2444Requiring county commissions to maintain websites with specific informationPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 2445Allowing automobile auctions to obtain title to abandoned vehiclesPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 2446Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific informationVetoed
HB 2513Relating generally to the tax treatment of manufacturing entitiesPendingSmall Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
HB 2514Creating a special motor vehicle collector license platePendingFinance
HB 2515West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2017Pending
HB 2622Creating and maintaining a centralized state vehicle inventory systemPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2624Relating generally to certification and qualifications of sanitariansPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 2628Relating generally to the powers and duties of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic MedicineSigned
HB 2630Authorizing the West Virginia Board of Medicine and the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine to share staffPending
HB 2631Relating to time standards for disposition of complaint proceedingsSigned
HB 2680Terminating the West Virginia Nursing Home Administrators Licensing BoardPendingGovernment Organization
HB 2690Terminating the West Virginia Board of Registration of Foresters while preserving essential protections against misrepresentationPendingJudiciary
HB 2723Relating to primary elections for nonpartisan offices including Justices of the Supreme Court, circuit court judges, family court judges, and magistratesPendingJudiciary
HB 2725Restricting the authority of the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists to regulate the use of commonly available, retail beauty productsPending
HB 2746Requiring county commissions to maintain websites with specific informationPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 2750Establishing a system at the county level for the dispatching of emergency towing servicesPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 2788Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of a probationary firefighterPending
HB 2819Terminating the State Agency for Surplus PropertyPendingFinance
HB 2820Abolishing the Alcohol Beverage Control CommissionerPendingFinance
HB 2822Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitterPendingVeterans Affairs and Homeland Security
HB 2833Specifying the contents and categories of information for inclusion in annual reportsSigned
HB 2834relating to unlawful employment practices involving unauthorized workersPendingSmall Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
HB 2835Permitting an individual with a current West Virginia issued license to carry a concealed deadly weapon to carry such weapon on the campus of a state institution of higher educationPendingEducation
HB 2836Allowing the owner of an antique military vehicle to display alternate registration insigniaPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 2837Relating to the collection of municipal sales tax by vendors of goods and servicesPendingFinance
HB 2838Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technicianPending
HB 2839Updating the procedures for legislative review of departments and licensing boardsSigned
HB 2840Reorganizing the departments, agencies and commissions within the executive branch of state governmentPending
HB 2841Requiring board members to have attended a board meeting in order to be compensated for the meetingPending
HB 2852Relating to the preparation of a comprehensive annual financial reportPending
HB 2880Relating to a comprehensive inventory of state-managed areas open to off-highway vehiclesPendingAgriculture and Natural Resources
HB 2881Establishing minimum safety standards for the design of any robot operated in the statePendingIndustry & Labor
HB 2882Changing the frequency with which vehicles must be inspectedPendingRoads and Transportation
HB 2889Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of a probationary police officerPendingVeterans Affairs and Homeland Security
HB 2973Preserving and transferring firefighter training coursesPendingEducation
HB 3000Authorizing a State Ombudsman positionPendingJudiciary
HB 3053Relating to motor vehicle lightingSigned
HB 3055Relating to the preparation of a comprehensive annual financial reportPendingGovernment Organization
HB 3109Relating to establishing a Board of Nursing and Health ServicesPending


Release TitleDate
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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