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Robert L. Karnes (R - Upshur, 11)





CONTACT

robert.karnes@wvsenate.gov

Capitol Office:
Room 417M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7906

Home:
P.O. Box 97
Tallmansville, WV, 26237
Home Phone: (304) 472-7035
Business Phone: (304) 997-2625

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

CHAIR: Pensions
CHAIR: Select Committee on Tax Reform
VICE CHAIR: Education
Health and Human Resources
Judiciary
Natural Resources
Workforce

INTERIM COMMITTEES:
CHAIR: Pensions and Retirement
CHAIR: Technology
VICE CHAIR: Education
VICE CHAIR: Education Accountability
VICE CHAIR: Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee
Forest Management Review Commission
Government and Finance
Health
Judiciary
Labor and Worker Safety Issues
Rule-Making Review Committee


DISTRICT 11


District Counties: Grant (part), Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Upshur, Webster

 

SPONSORED LEGISLATION, 2017

Senator Karnes was the Lead Sponsor of 27 bills
BillTitleStatusCommittee
SB 19Creating WV Freedom of Conscience Protection ActPendingJudiciary
SB 20Limiting insurance coverage for elective abortionsPendingBanking and Insurance
SB 21Relating to care of aborted fetusesPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 22Repealing article relating to mandatory motor vehicle state inspectionsPending
SB 23Relating generally to midwiferyPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 24Creating education expenses tax creditsPendingEducation
SB 25Creating farm-to-food bank tax creditSigned
SB 26Providing for resident farm vendor's bidding preferencePendingAgriculture
SB 27Relating to microprocessor permitPending
SB 28Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authoritiesVetoed
SB 29Allowing purchase of Class XS hunting, fishing and trapping license at age 65PendingNatural Resources
SB 30Allowing local governments to lower personal property tax by imposing local sales taxPending
SB 31Prohibiting abortion coverage in qualified health plansPendingHealth and Human Resources
SB 32Increasing high education student successPendingEducation
SB 200Increasing high-quality educational opportunities within public school systemPendingEducation
SB 239Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activitiesVetoed
SB 273Establishing Education Savings Account Pilot ProgramPendingFinance
SB 322Requiring DOH Commissioner and Division of Personnel Director develop special hiring procedure for personnel positions in DOHPending
SB 335Creating the 2017 Tax Reform ActPendingFinance
SB 377Creating fixed income credit for low income senior citizensPending
SB 378Creating earned income tax credit for low income workersPending
SB 409Relating generally to 2017 Tax Reform ActPendingFinance
SB 437Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development FundVetoed
SB 530Replacing regional education service agenciesPendingEducation
SB 627Establishing 80 miles per hour speed limit on state highwaysPending
SB 673Providing procedure for WV to select delegates to Article V conventionPendingJudiciary
SB 676Prohibiting counties from regulating sale and use of fireworksPending

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