West Virginia Senator Robert Karnes [R]

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WVSB468Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to amend required courses of education to include human growth and development related to pregnancy and human development inside the womb; required methods of presenting this instruction and adding a human growth and devel...
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2024-02-26
On 2nd reading
WVSB819Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the Secretary of the Department of Health from promulgating rules that require public water systems or businesses to have backflow preventers.
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2024-02-26
On 3rd reading
WVSR6Intro
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Honoring life of Edith Levy, Holocaust survivor
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2024-02-23
Rereferred to Rules
WVSB562Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to expand the employment and training requirements necessary to receive SNAP benefits. The bill defines and expands exemptions. The bill clarifies the Secretary's duties when there is a lack of funding or inability to prov...
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2024-02-23
Ordered to House
WVSB802Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to include in the definition of "motor vehicle" a self-propelled vehicle designed primarily for, and used in, the occupation or business of farming, with a horsepower unit of 20 or greater; and the right to bring and actio...
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2024-02-23
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVSB690Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to create a commission on West Virginia Agritourism to review and investigate means of preserving our farmland and growing our agricultural tourism and agricultural economic development and recommend to the Legislature tha...
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2024-02-22
To House Government Organization Committee
WVSR51PassMemorializing life of Lora Susan Thompson
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2024-02-22
Completed legislative action
WVSB352Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to modify the Unborn Child Protection act. The bill provides for definitions. The bill creates a process of informed consent. The bill provides for printed information. The bill provides for the creation of an Internet web...
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2024-02-21
To House Health & Human Resources Committee
WVSB740Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to create a new criminal offense of manipulating a photograph, image, video clip, movie, or similar recording containing sexually explicit conduct by the insertion thereof of a visual image of an actual minor so as to crea...
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2024-02-21
To House Judiciary Committee
WVSB741Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to create the criminal offenses of creating, producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing with intent to distribute visual depictions artificial intelligence created child pornography when no actual minor is depicted.
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2024-02-21
To House Judiciary Committee
WVSR50PassDesignating February 21, 2024, as WV History Day
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2024-02-21
Completed legislative action
WVSB375Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to create the "Health Care Sharing Ministries Freedom to Share Act". The bill exempts a health care sharing ministry form the state's insurance laws.
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2024-02-19
To House Judiciary Committee
WVSR43PassMemorializing life of Honorable John Patton Fanning
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2024-02-19
Completed legislative action
WVSB870Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to establish the Anti-Woke Act; prohibit a school district, a public charter school, the West Virginia Board of Education, the West Virginia Department of Education, or any employee of the aforementioned entities from prov...
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2024-02-19
To Senate Education Committee
WVSR42PassSupporting Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas' constitutional right to self-defense
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2024-02-16
Completed legislative action
WVSR41PassDesignating February 16, 2024, as Adventure Travel Day
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2024-02-16
Completed legislative action
WVSCR29Engross
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Urging Biden administration and Congress reevaluate proposed restrictions on chemical industry
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2024-02-16
To House Rules Committee
WVSB821Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to establish the same criminal elements and criminal penalties for abuse or neglect of incapacitated adults as are applicable to abuse or neglect of children.
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2024-02-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVSCR4Engross
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US Army 2LT Eston Kuhn Memorial Road
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2024-02-15
To House Rules Committee
WVSB530Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to remove the requirement for a county to draft and adopt comprehensive zoning ordinances.
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2024-02-15
To House Government Organization Committee
WVSB577Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to encourage landowners to make land available for recreational purposes by limiting landowner liability.
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2024-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
WVSB515Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to prohibit a public school student from being required to participate in instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity if a parent, custodian, or guardian of the student objects in writing; require each pu...
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2024-02-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVSR35PassRecognizing 152nd anniversary of Glenville State University
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2024-02-13
Completed legislative action
WVSR34PassRecognizing William Schwertfeger, decorated combat veteran of US Army, on his 100th birthday
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2024-02-13
Completed legislative action
WVSB749Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to recognize gold and silver bullion and specie as legal tender in West Virginia, to authorize the West Virginia Bullion Depository, and to authorize the depository to issue transactional currency backed by gold and silver...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
WVSB748Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to generally provide for certified professional midwives.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Resources Committee
WVSB759Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to require a taxi company or network transportation company to provide annual training regarding human trafficking awareness to employees, and to provide for enforcement and rulemaking.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Resources Committee
WVSB735Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the use or sale of abortifacients and to enact criminal penalties and permit private causes of action for supplying abortifacients.
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2024-02-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVSB737Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to eliminate the exemption from taxation of state-owned real property within the counties.
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2024-02-09
To Senate Finance Committee
WVSB719Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to clarify that neither a parent nor legal guardian of a minor child shall be denied access to the minor child's medical records without requiring a child to sign a document permitting his or her parents to see the records...
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2024-02-08
To Senate Health and Human Resources Committee
WVSB571Engross
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The purpose of this bill is to create the West Virginia Advanced Energy and Economic Corridor Authority Commission comprised of the economic development agencies of Lewis, Upshur, Barbour, Randolph, Tucker, Grant, and Hardy, counties.
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2024-02-07
To House Economic Development and Tourism Committee
WVSCR24PassRecognizing First Responders Honor Board's nominees of Medal of Honor
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2024-02-07
House Message received
WVSCR11Engross
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US Marine Corps PFC Noel Harper Fields Memorial Bridge
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2024-02-01
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVSCR14Engross
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US Army PFC William Gorman Memorial Bridge
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2024-02-01
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVSCR19Engross
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US Army PFC Henry W. Baldwin Memorial Bridge
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2024-02-01
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVSCR18Engross
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Stanley W. and Evelyn C. See Memorial Bridge
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2024-02-01
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVSB598Intro
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The purpose of this bill is generally relates to the Hope Scholarship Program. The bill provides that microschools and learning pods have the authority to issue secondary school diplomas. The bill provides that the annual Hope Scholarship Program app...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
WVSB397Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to fully exempt both high tunnels and greenhouses from personal property taxes, whether the high tunnels or greenhouses are heated or unheated.
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2024-01-30
To Senate Finance Committee
WVSB601Intro
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The purpose of this bill is to establish the West Virginia Women's Bill of Rights.
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2024-01-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVSR13PassRecognizing Myles Lumber Company as WV Outstanding Tree Farmer for 2023
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2024-01-29
Completed legislative action
WVSR17PassRecognizing Riley Gaines as ambassador for Independent Women's Forum and advocate for women's equality in sports
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2024-01-29
Completed legislative action
WVSR16PassSupporting preservation of Charleston USPS Processing and Distribution Center
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2024-01-26
Completed legislative action
WVSCR17PassReaffirming support of WV Legislature for State of Israel and Jewish people
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2024-01-25
House Message received
WVSCR2Engross
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US Army PFC John Henry Trail Memorial Bridge
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2024-01-25
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVSCR6Engross
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Orland Jackson "Tom" Meikles Memorial Road
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2024-01-25
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVSCR12Engross
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US Army PVT Raymond Lee Perkins Memorial Bridge
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2024-01-25
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVSCR5Engross
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US Army 1LT Hershel Jarrell Memorial Road
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2024-01-25
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVSCR1Engross
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Leon Charles Trader Memorial Bridge
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2024-01-25
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVSCR15Engross
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Chief Edward "Eddie" Keesecker Memorial Bridge
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2024-01-25
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVSCR8Engross
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US Army Corporal Clemon Knapp Memorial Bridge
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2024-01-25
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
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