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Pro-Gun, Pro-Hunting Bill Passes West Virginia Senate!

Friday, February 22, 2008

On Monday, February 18 the State Senate passed Senate Bill 9, introduced by State Senator Billy Wayne Bailey (D-9), by a 29-3 margin.  SB9 would mandate firearm and hunter safety education programs be offered in public schools for students in the eighth through twelfth grades.  However, it would not be mandatory that students take the course.  This is important legislation that will teach children to hunt safely and ethically from an early age.  They will also learn how to handle firearms safely while hunting, while participating in sport competitions, or at home.  Completion of the course will enable students to obtain their hunting licenses.

SB9 has been assigned to the House Education Committee.  Please contact the members of the committee and respectfully urge them to support this important hunter/firearm education legislation.

House Education Committee

Delegate Mary M. Poling (D-40), Chair
(304) 340-3265
marypoli@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Brady Paxton (D-13), Vice-Chair
(304) 340-3337

bpaxton@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Walter E. Duke (R-54), Minority Chair
(304) 340-3151
wduke@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Linda Sumner (R-27), Minority Vice-Chair
(304) 340-3180
lsumner@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Richard Browning (D-22)
(304) 340-3113
rbrwning@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Gerald L. Crosier (D-26)
(304) 340-3188
gcrosier@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Ted Ellis (D-19)
(304) 340-3139
tedellis@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Timothy R. Ennis (D-2)
(304) 340-3126
tennis@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Ron Fragale (D-41)
(304) 340-3114
rfragale@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Eustace Frederick (D-24)
(304) 340-3164
efreder1@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Louis Gall (D-27)
(304) 340-3183
bg201@suddenlink.net

 

Delegate Ricky Moye (D-27)
(304) 340-3162
rmoye@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate David G. Perry (D-29)
(304) 340-3155
dperry7@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Dave Pethtel (D-5)
(304) 340-3158
dpethtel@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Ralph Rodighiero (D-19)
(304) 340-3154

rrodigh@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Stan Shaver (D-46)
(304) 340-3146
sshaver@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Dale Stephens (D-16)
(304) 340-3395
DelegateStephens@comcast.net

 

Delegate Danny Wells (D-30)
(304) 340-3287
dwells@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Larry A. Williams (D-45)
(304) 340-3160
lwillia1@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Locke Wysong (D-58)
(304) 340-3135
lwysong@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Lynwood Ireland (R-7)
(304) 340-3195
lireland@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Jonathan Miller (R-53)
(304) 340-3147
jonathan@delegatejmiller.com

 

Delegate William R. Romine (R-6)
(304) 340-3226
wromine@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Ruth Rowan (R-50)
(304) 340-3157
rrowan@mail.wvnet.edu

 

Delegate Jeffery L. Tansill (R-42)
(304) 340-3179
jltansill@aol.com

 

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