Dedication

This website is devoutly dedicated to all of Larry's friends and associates, both early and late, who have influenced and mentored him. However, it also should be noted that, being who they are, a majority of them have been late most of the time.

Friday, April 3, 2020

West Virginians for Life endorse Kump!

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The West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVL-PAC) has endorsed the election of Larry D. Kump to the West Virginia House of Delegates (Berkeley-Morgan Counties) in the Republican Primary on June 9th..
According to Dr. Wanda Franz, President of WVL-PAC, West Virginians for Life "commend Larry D. Kump for his commitment to the pro-life cause, especially to the unborn, the elderly and those with disabilities."
WVL-PAC is the internal political action committee for West Virginians for Life (WVFL), the state pro-life organization. WVFL is affiliated with the National Right to Life Committee and through education, legislation and political action is working to build a society where all human life is respected, from conception until natural death.
For further information about WVFL and their endorsement of the election of Larry D. Kump to the West Virginia State Legislature, contact Mary Anne Buchanan, WVFL Communications Director, @ (304) 594-9845.
Contributions to the election campaign of Larry D. Kump, whether modest or magnanimous, should be mailed to:
Friends of Larry D. Kump
P. O. Box 1131
Falling Waters, West Virginia 25419-1131
More information of Larry's views is available at www.LarryKump.com and also at www.LarryKump.us.
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Saturday, March 28, 2020

"The Journal" newspaper reports on Kump!

                

Kump seeking re-election in 59th District


FALLING WATERS — Delegate Larry D. Kump, R-Berkeley/Morgan, is running for re-election in the 59th District.
Kump was elected to the seat in 2010 and 2012, defeated by Saira Blair in 2014, who served two terms, and elected again to a two-year term in 2018.
For most of his life, Kump has worked in positions serving the public and said he wishes to continue as long as voters are willing to send him back to the West Virginia House of Delegates. He said after his retirement, he was encouraged to run the first time by people who knew him and wanted him to put his expertise to work on behalf of the public.
“As always, my principles and practices are all about accountability, transparency and personal integrity,” Kump said. “For me, my decision to again serve in public office was because of my firm conviction and personal passion to do my best to be an independent voice on behalf of our personal liberties and responsibilities. As a liberty-minded and battle-tested Christian conservative, it is important for me to not listen to the loudest and most raucous voices in the public arena, but simply to hear the heartfelt feedback of concerned citizens.”
He is opposed in the Republican primary by Morgan County Commissioner Ken Reed, whose wife Tally Reed ran against Kump in 2018. The 59th District includes portions of Berkeley and Morgan counties, including the communities of Hedgesville, Cherry Run, Jones Spring and The Woods.
Kump believes experience counts in the private sector and in the Legislature and that he’s the best qualified candidate.
“I was in the criminal justice system as a high security prison case manager for 17 years,” he said. “Before that, I was a legislative director in the Pennsylvania state Senate almost directly after college. I worked in labor relations in the public sector for 18 years. I’ve got all kinds of public sector management, labor relations and accountability experience.”
He said details of his background can be found on his website, and he has either proposed or been a supporter of over 40 bills, many of which passed in the recent legislative session. He said he continues to remain a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, personal property rights, individual liberty and pro-life family values.
“Especially dear to my heart are those God-given rights and responsibilities promised to us by the First, Second, Third, Fourth and 10th amendments of our Constitution, including our personal property rights, as well as the rights of the yet unborn,” he said.
One of those bills was HB 4376, which he said protects the people’s rights and disallows municipalities from violating people’s Second Amendment rights.
HB 4522, he said, makes it easier to renew or get a West Virginia driver’s license if possessing the federal real ID.
“We loosened up how West Virginia dealt with that,” he said. “It makes it easier going forward, particularly for women. With name changes and marriages or divorces, it becomes a real hassle.”
He drafted and sponsored HB 2497, giving more protection to West Virginia public employees blowing the whistle on corruption or mismanagement, saying it was a big step forward, because no one would know more about what goes on in the government than the people who work in it.
“HB 4092 was the Foster Children and Foster Parents Bill of Rights, that I was proud to support,” Kump said. “We put money and protections in for foster children and foster parents. HB 4007 was the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act. I was a big supporter of that legislation.”
He also cited HB 4062, the pharmacy audit.
“When prescription drug companies provide a discount, this requires the discount be passed on to the health insurance premium or to the actual cost of the drugs for the consumer,” said Kump.
HB 4089 requires cursive writing to be taught in schools.
“Some students cannot write a letter, because they don’t know how to write in cursive,” said Kump. “That was a pet peeve of mine, and I voted strongly in favor of that proposal.”
He was proud to sponsor HB 2419, dealing with pre-trial release of inmates. They can be released without jail until trial date unless they are a violent offender, escape risk or a danger to public safety.
“That saves the taxpayers money. We don’t have to feed and house them while they wait for trial,” Kump said.
Two bills he had hoped would pass, but did not, were HB 4639, of which he was a primary sponsor, and HB 2605. He said HB 4639 would’ve allowed residents to renew vehicle inspections every two years instead of annually, and HB 2605 would’ve allowed changing municipal and county elections on odd election dates to primary or general election dates to encourage more voter turnout.
“Voter turnout’s usually low on June municipality election dates or county-levy dates,” he said. “In Berkeley County, on the last levy election, turnout was 6%.”
Other bills Kump cited include HB 4129, which takes some of the bureaucracy out of the adoption process; HB 4478, making any person previously convicted of human trafficking ineligible for a commercial driver’s license; and Adri’s and Owen’s Law, which establishes penalties for the abuse of an incapacitated adult and for a non-verbal special needs child.
He said he strongly supported Senate Bill 562, which also passed the House, to expunge the record of anyone found not guilty of a crime or dismissed from a crime.
Kump also said he and about a third of other legislators filed a taxpayer’s protection pledge, which says they vow not to raise taxes unless it replaces another existing tax.
“We have plenty of money in West Virginia. We just don’t allocate it right,” he said.
Visit www.LarryKump.us or www.LarryKump.com for more information.

Footnote: Your contribution to the re-election of Delegate Kump, whether modest or magnanimous, should be sent to

Friends of Larry D. Kump
P. O. Box 1131
Falling Waters, West Virginia 25419-1131

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Kump Biography

Larry D. Kump came out of retirement and was first elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010, serving two terms in office (until the end of 2014). He then once again came out of retirement and was elected for yet another two year term in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2018 (Republican, District #59, Berkeley-Morgan counties).

He also has over forty years of prior legislative and public administration skills and experience.

These skills and experience includes management expertise in managing large budgets and meeting payrolls. This expertise is on both the management and employees' side of the table in multiple jurisdictions throughout our nation. He also has drafted and gotten legislation passed into law, often against formidable opposition.

Larry is no stranger to hard work. He began work at age twelve (managing two newspaper routes at the same time), worked at a local shoe store at age 16 (every day after school and on Saturdays), and then continued working at a number of full and part-time jobs to pay for his college tuition. He even found time to be a local radio personality.

This proud father of David & Sarah graduated from Frostburg State University with a Political Science Major and a Minor in Economics, and since then has received an alumni achievement award.  His areas of college concentration included Social Science, Business Administration, Economics, Philosophy, and Geography. He later also returned to Hagerstown Community College to receive an Associate's degree, which included a concentration  in Criminal Justice. Since then, the community college has given him a community citation award.

He worked in bank management, trained as a CPA, was the Legislative Aide for the Pennsylvania Senate Republican Leader, and even was accepted as a candidate for MENSA membership.

This grass roots leader and Constitutional scholar then went on to be a Labor Relations Specialist for the Maryland Classified Employees Association (MCEA), an independent public employee advocate organization.

After working for MCEA, Larry accepted the position as the Executive Director of the Indiana State Employees Association (ISEA), another independent public employee advocate group. He reorganized ISEA's structure and budget, frequently lecturing at Indiana University and Purdue University post graduate classes on public administration practices and principles.

This kinsman to founding father Patrick Henry and former West Virginia Governor Herman Guy Kump (1932 term) also is related to Town of Hedgesville founder Josiah Hedges.

He also previously served as Regional President of the Assembly of Governmental Employees (AGE), overseeing public policy advocacy issues from Illinois to West Virginia, and received various additional awards for his public service.

His other activities included serving as a leader of the Foundation for Advancement for Industrial research (FAIR), the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and many other public service organization, as well as serving as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and the American Arbitration Association.

Moving to West Virginia in 1989, he graduated at the top of his class from the Maryland Correctional Professional Staff Academy as a Maryland Prison Case Manager and then  continued to serve as a court expert witness, employee training coordinator, cognitive development trainer, employee critical incident stress counselor, and certified mediator.

He also worked part-time during the evenings as a sex offender group therapy facilitator.

Serving in numerous MCEA elected offices, Larry drafted legislative proposals for the Maryland Legislature and testified before various Legislative Committees.

In 1991, he also successfully organized a coalition of Berkeley County neighbors to block plans for sewage effluent discharge across their privately owned properties by an out-of-state developer.

After witnessing the overwhelmed facilities and woefully inadequate parking at the local Falling Waters Post Office, he contacted and persuaded the national postal authorities to build a new Post Office in 1993.

A cancer survivor, this independent thinker and advocate of citizen empowerment also is an ordained minister within the Hedgesville Ward (congregation) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Larry is a strong believer in rock solid fiscal discipline, enhancing family values, and strengthening individual liberty and personal responsibilities.

Gravely concerned about those who are elected to represent us, Larry continues reminds friends and associates that our government belongs solely to the citizens, and that too many forget that one of the major sources of our nation's greatness simply is our Constitution and our citizens.

Meanwhile, Delegate Kump once again has answered the call to return to duty, and now again is a candidate for election to the West Virginia House of Delegates District #59 (Berkeley-Morgan Counties).

Please support his candidacy and contribute to his election @

Friends of Larry D. Kump
P.O. Box 1131
Falling Waters, West Virginia 25419-1131

Also, please share this post with friends and family, asking them to go and do likewise.

Please visit the other posts on this website and also www.LarryKump.com for more about his views on the issues.

And may God bless you all real good!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Kump pledges more public service!

Hedgesville, West Virginia – Former two term West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump (2010-2014) and current incumbent Delegate (re-elected in 2018) made the following announcement at the May 1st, 2019 Hedgesville Mayor & Council meeting:

 “After a strong and steady stream of personal pleadings urged me to once again serve in public office and prolonged pondering and personal prayer, I decided to answer the call to return to duty one more time. And so, I now again am a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and also a candidate for re-election in 2020 (District #59, Berkeley-Morgan counties)."

"For me, 'Protanto quid retribuamus? (What shall we give in return for so much?)' is my reason to again  agree to serve the public trust."

“When previously elected, it was my sincere promise and firm conviction to always stand up and speak out on behalf of more taxpayer friendly and less intrusive government. "That has not changed, nor will it ever!"

"Accordingly, I continue to pursue those principles of good governance that will give us meaningful tax reform, protect retired senior citizens and working Mountaineers, defend our personal right to bear arms, provide for local accountability of our schools, more equitable treatment of our school teachers and state employees (including much needed reform of our educational system), and to safeguard our personal property rights and pro-life family values."

"Additionally,  still more needs to be done about the drug and alcohol abuse that rages throughout West Virginia. And so, our West Virginia legislators, in addition to enacting other prudent measures, should lead by our personal examples. That's why I'm  again proposing mandatory substance abuse testing for all West Virginia legislators."

"Meanwhile, times still are too hard for far too many Mountaineers. That's why we need tax reform, but not more tax burdens.

"A better way is to restructure our already ample state budget, by reforming our tax system and state government programs. Among other things, this could and should lead to improved highways (including long overdue improvements to Rt. #9 between Martinsburg and Berkeley Springs), reduced (not increased) gasoline prices at the pump, better internet access, and the complete elimination of state taxes on our social security benefits and all pensions.

"Further, the persistent problem of West Virginia's aging and declining population adversely affects all of us, even including our representation in the United States Congress. In reviewing our state government policies and tax structure, a serious study of how to reverse this decline also should be undertaken, and I continue to pursue ideas to turn around this problem."

Delegate Kump has over forty (40) years of extensive experience and skills in public policy and administration. He also is a kinsman of founding father Patrick Henry, Town of Hedgesville founder Josiah Hedges, and former West Virginia Governor Herman Guy Kump.

Moreover, Delegate Kump stands up and speaks put on behalf our personal liberty, empowerment, and accountability. He also fights to safeguard our family values and ensure government fiscal discipline.

 For almost thirty (30) years, Delegate Kump has lived at the same location and within the current West Virginia House of Delegates District #59. This District includes the northwestern area of Berkeley County and the eastern area of Morgan County.

Please join our Mountaineer League of Extraordinary Citizens, and make a difference!

"Send your personal campaign contribution ($100 to $250 is suggested, but whatever you can afford, whether modest or magnanimous, will be appreciated and helpful) to:

Friends of Larry D. Kump
P.O. Box 1131
Falling Waters, West Virginia 25419-1131.

So, what are you waiting for?

For further information about Delegate Larry D. Kump, read the "Kump Biography" @ www.LarryKump.us, as well as his posts @ www.LarryKump.com.

Contact Larry in person at (304) 274-3104 or email him at kumpster@mailstation.com.

Footnote: Cash contributions will not be accepted. Also, West Virginia law does not allow the solicitation of campaign contributions from West Virginia public employees, and it is not the intention of this campaign to do so. Any known contribution received from a West Virginia public employee will be returned. All contributions over $250 must include your home physical address, occupation, and the name of your employer.

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May God bless you all real good!


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Sunday, March 8, 2020

West Virginia Constitutional Convention Proposal Fails



 On the agenda of the 2020 session of the West Virginia State Legislature was Senate Concurrent Resolution # 4 (SCR #4), a proposal for the West Virginia State Legislature to endorse the attempt to convene a new convention on our national Constitution, for the purpose of creating congressional term limits.

 While SCR #4 was passed by the West Virginia State Senate, the 2020 West Virginia legislative session ended before  the West Virginia House of Delegates voted on SCR #4,

 Accordingly, SCR #4 was not approved by the West Virginia State Legislature.

Friday, March 6, 2020

2020 West Virginia Legislative News Report # 8




 As I write this column, early on Friday morning, there still are two full days left for our 2020 legislative session, which will end in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

 Here's some what happened during this past week:

 SB 96, prohibiting municipalities from restricting our 2nd Amendment rights, has passed the West Virginia House of Delegates, and  I voted vigorously in favor of SB 96. It now goes on for the Governor's signature.

 SB 562, which expunges the records of people found "not guilty" or "dismissed" for crimes, passed the House of Delegates.  I voted in favor of SB 562.

 West Virginia House of Delegates Finance Committee Chairman Eric L. Householder has done a masterful job on the proposed  $4.5 billion budget for the State of West Virginia. The House of Delegates passed this budget this week, but it now must be negotiated with the different State Senate version of the budget.


 Still up in the air, for further discussion  with the West Virginia State Senate, is the legislation for a "Bill of Rights" for foster children and their caregivers. The House of Delegates budget proposal includes much more funding than the State Senate budget proposal.

 Also still pending a final vote by the House of Delegates is the proposed new "Intermediate" court, which would provide another level of judicial review after local court hearings.

 Meanwhile, I continue to be a staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, personal property rights, individual liberty, and pro-life family values.


 For more legislative news, my constituents are invited to visit www.LarryKump.us and www.LarryKump.com.

 May God bless you all real good! 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

2020 West Virginia Legislative News Report #7



With the West Virginia State Legislature scheduled to end "sine die" next Saturday night, the long hours and frenetic pressure are intensifying.
 Meanwhile, here are a few of the bills acted upon this past week:
 HB 3127, to allow home school, private, and parochial schools to participate in public school activities, passed the West Virginia House of Delegates, including my "yea" vote.
 My HB 4639,  a modest proposal to reduce West Virginia annual motor vehicle inspections from once a year to once every two years, caused an intense and even furious debate and failed passage by the West Virginia House of Delegates by a vote of 51 "nays" and 48 "yeas" (one Delegate was absent from voting). Eastern Panhandle Delegates voting "nay" were Delegates Barrett, Brown, and Doyle. Eastern Panhandle Delegates voting "yea" were Delegates Kump, Cowles, Espinosa, Householder, and Wilson.
 SB 96, prohibiting municipalities from limiting our 2nd Amendment rights, passed the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee, along with my "yea" vote. SB 96 now is pending passage by the West Virginia House of Delegates,
 My HB 4362, "Adri's and Owen's Law", passed unanimously by the West Virginia House of Delegates and now is pending further consideration by the West Virginia State Senate.  HB 4362 establishes penalties for the abuse of an incapacitated adult and for a non-verbal special needs child. Heartbroken by the awful circumstances that made it necessary for this legislation, my sponsorship simply was the right  thing to do. May God bless our less fortunate and all of us real good!
 Meanwhile, I continue to be a staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, personal property rights, individual Liberty, and pro-life family values.
 Further information on legislative issues is available at the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information at www.wvlegislature.gov or (304) 347-4836.
 My constituents also may visit www.LarryKump.us and www.LarryKump.com, and are encouraged to telephone me at my legislative office, (304) 340-3122. During session days, I always am in my legislative office (Room 476M) no later than 6:00 AM (and usually even earlier).
 May God bless you all real good!







Friday, February 21, 2020

2020 West Virginia Legislaive News Report #6

 The West Virginia Legislative session activity intensifies, especially as the deadline for legislative proposals (bills) to pass the originating chamber (House of Delegates or State Senate) is next week (Wednesday, February 26th, the 50th session day).

 My HB 4522, which increases options for West Virginia citizens to obtain or renew drivers licenses under the federal "REAL ID" act, has passed the West Virginia House of Delegates and now is pending consideration by the West Virginia State Senate.

 HB 4955, to reduce the cost of fees for state licenses and provisional licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons, was vigorously stood up for and spoken out on behalf by me. HB 4955 passed the House of Delegates without any dissenting votes, and now is pending consideration by the West Virginia State Senate.

 My HB 4670, the Juvenile Justice Restoration Program, passed the House of Delegates with no dissenting votes, and now is pending consideration by the West Virginia State Senate.

 My HB 2497, "Whistle-Blower" law, has passed both the West Virginia House of Delegates and West Virginia State Senate. HB 2497 now awaits the signature of the Governor.

 My HB 4007, "Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act", has passed both the West Virginia House of Delegates and the West Virginia State Senate.  HB 4007 now awaits the signature of the Governor.

 I voted for HB 4092, the Foster Children and Foster Parents Bill of Rights, which has passed the West Virginia House of Delegates and now is pending before the West Virginia State Senate.

 Meanwhile, I continue to be a staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, personal property rights, individual liberty, and pro-life values.

 Further information on legislation and legislative issues s available at the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information @ www.wvlegislature.gov or (304) 347-4836.

 My constituents also may visit www.LarryKump.com and www.LarryKump.us, and are encouraged to email me at Larry.Kump@wvhouse,gov or call me at the legislative office, (304) 340-3122.

 During session days, I  always am in my legislative office (Room 476M) no later than 6:00 AM (and usually much earlier).

 Mat God bless you all real good!




  


Monday, February 17, 2020

2020 West Virginia Legislature News Report #5

 This past week ended the opportunity to introduce new legislative proposals (bills) in the West Virginia State Legislature and there now only are about three weeks left in the 2020 session.

 Meanwhile, one of the bills I sponsored, HB 4670 (Juvenile Justice Restoration) passed the House Judiciary Committee. HB 4670 would give the court or the prosecuting attorney the option to use a restorative justice process, wherein juvenile offenders would be given more accountability and responsibility to repair the harm dome to the victim and the community. HB 4670 now is pending consideration by the House of Delegates.

 My HB 2497, "Whistle-Blower" Protection Law, has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee , and now is pending passage in the West Virginia State Senate.

 My HB 4639, to change mandatory West Virginia mandatory vehicle inspections from every year to only once in three years was amended  by the House of Delegates Technology and Infrastructure Committee to once every two years. HB 4639 now is pending further consideration by the House of Delegates Finance Committee.

 Meanwhile, I continue to be a staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, personal property rights, individual liberty, and pro-life family values.

 Further information on legislation and legislative issues is available at the West Virginia Office of Reference & Information at www.wvlegislature.gov or (304) 347-4836.

 My constituents also may visit www.LarryKump.com, and are encouraged to telephone me  at my legislative office (304) 340-3122. During session days, I always am in my office (Room 467 M) no later than 6:00 AM (and usually much earlier)

 Mat God bless you all real good!

Friday, February 7, 2020

2020 West Virginia Legislative News Report #4

 As the originating chambers rush to finish voting on proposals (bills) which started from the House of Delegates and State Senate, and we now have passed the half-way mark of the legislative session, here is a brief summary of some of the action that you may have missed:


 I voted in favor of HB 4478, which would make any person convicted of human trafficking never to be eligible to hold a commercial driver's license in West Virginia. HB 4478 passed the House of Delegates Technology and Infrastructure Committee and now is pending further consideration by the House of Delegates Judiciary committee.


I sponsored for an voted for HB 4544, to make it illegal to distribute controlled substances within 200 feet of a public library. HB 4544 passed the House of Delegates Judiciary committee, and now is pending a vote on the floor of the House of Delegates.

My HB 4639 would reduce the required  West Virginia annual vehicle inspection from every year to only once every three years. HB 4639 was heard in the House of Delegates Technology and Infrastructure committee and now is awaiting a final committee vote.

I sponsored HB 4522, which reduces bureaucratic barriers to obtain or renew West Virginia driver's licenses, under the Federal REAL ID act. HB 4522 passed the House of Delegates committee on Technology and Infrastructure  and now is pending further consideration by the House of Delegates Judiciary committee.

Meanwhile, I continue to be a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, personal property rights, individual liberty, and pro-life family values.

Further information on legislation and legislative issues is available @ the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference and information @ www.wvlegislature.com and (304) 347-4836.

My constituents also may visit www.LarryKump.us, and may also telephone me @ my legislative office, (304) 340-3122.

During the legislative session days, I always am in my legislative office (476M), no later than 6:00 AM, and usually much earlier.

May God bless you all real good! 



Friday, January 31, 2020

2020 West Virginia Legislative News Report #3

 Legislative action continues to intensify as more and more proposals (bills) are introduced, but only a selective few are given committee hearings and thereafter voted upon for passage in their originating chambers (House of Delegates or State Senate).

 This week I voted for, and the House of Delegates passed HB 4129 on adoption, which lessens the bureaucratic obstacles for the adoption of a child. HB 4129 now is pending consideration by the West Virginia State Senate.

 My HB 2497, the "Whistle-Blower" law, was passed by the House of Delegates (89 yeas, 6 nays, 5 absent). HB 2497 now is pending consideration by the West Virginia State Senate. HB 2497 protects government employees who "blow the whistle" on government wrong-doing or waste.

  I voted for, and the House of Delegates passed HB 4089, to require cursive writing to be taught in all of our schools. HB 4089 now is pending consideration by the West Virginia State Senate.

  I voted against HB 2433, which was narrowly defeated in the House of Delegates (47 yeas, 50 nays, 3 absent). HB 2433 would have further reduced the flexibility for local school boards to set their school year calendar. A motion the next day, to reconsider and re-vote on HB 2433, also was defeated (46 yeas, 52 nays, 2 absent). I again voted nay on reconsideration. I stood up, spoke up, and voted nay twice on HB 2433, because our local school boards should continue to have control over setting the local school year. Those who are concerned with school boards on this and other local school issues, should vote in the upcoming school board elections in May.

 I voted for, and the House of  Delegates passed HB 2419, to allow pre-trial release of inmates charged with misdemeanors (unless they are charge with a crime of violence, use of a deadly weapon, offense against a minor, drugs, or a serious traffic offense). This will help decrease the taxpayer expense of locking up defendants in regional jails while they are waiting for trial. HB 2419 now is pending consideration by the West Virginia State Senate.

 My HB 2605 was passed by the West Virginia House of Delegates Political Subdivisions Committee, and now moves on for further consideration by the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee. HB 2605 allows voters in West Virginia towns and cities to approve changing their June or other election dates to be on either the West Virginia regular Primary or General election dates, thus saving taxpayers money on elections and increasing voter turnout.

 Meanwhile, I continue to be a staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, personal property rights, individual liberty, and pro-life family values.

 More information about West Virginia legislation is available at the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information, www.wvlegislature.gov or (304) 347-4836.

  My constituents also may visit www.LarryKump.com, telephone me at (304) 340-3122, or email me at Larry.Kump@wvhouse.gov for further inquiries. During session days, I always am in my legislative office (Room 476M) no later than 6:00 AM (and usually much earlier).

  May God bless you all real good!




  

Friday, January 24, 2020

2020 West Virginia Legislative News Report #2


As legislative proposals (bills) continue to be introduced and voted upon in the West Virginia Legislature, here are three more proposals that may not yet have caught your attention:

 This week, I voted for HB 4062, the Pharmacy Audit Integrity Act, which passed the House of Delegates. It requires that, beginning on 1 January 2021, all prescription drug discounts given by drug companies to a health insurance carrier shall either be used to reduce the individual's health insurance premium or passed on directly to the individual when the prescription is purchased. HB 4062 now is pending consideration by the West Virginia State Senate.

 My HB 2497, "Whistle-Blower" law, has passed the House Judiciary Committee. HB 2497 protects state and local government employees who "blow the whistle" on wrong doing or waste. It now is pending  passage by the West Virginia House of Delegates.

  My HB 4351 would require the West Virginia Legislature to set a leadership example, by providing random drug testing for legislators. HB 4351 has been referred to the West Virginia House of Delegates Judiciary committee.

 Meanwhile, I continue to be a staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendments right to bear arms, personal property rights, individual liberty, and pro-life family values.

 More information on legislation is available @ www.wvlegislature.com or by calling (304) 347-4836.

 Further, my constituents may visit www.LarryKump.com and are encouraged to telephone me @ (304) 340-3122 or email mail at Larry.Kump@wvhouse.gov for further inquiries.

 During session days, I always arrive in my legislative office (476M) no later than 6:00 AM, and usually much earlier.

 May God bless you all real good!



Wednesday, January 22, 2020

2020 West Virginia Legislative News Report # 1


It again is both my personal privilege and sacrifice to serve the citizens in the House of Delegates District #59 (portions of Berkeley and Morgan counties) of the West Virginia State Legislature.
During the legislative session, thousands of legislative proposals (bills) will be introduced but only a couple of hundred of them actually will be heard by a legislative committee, pass both the House of Delegates and State Senate, and be signed into law by our Governor.
Legislative committee deliberation and approval are the key gateway to the passage of any legislation into law
I serve on the House of Delegates Judiciary, Industry & Labor, and the Technology & Infrastructure committees.
As always, I continue to stand up and speak out on behalf of more taxpayer friendly and less intrusive government, based on our divinely inspired rights and responsibilities of our Constitution.
To that end, I am a staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, personal property rights, individual liberty, and pro-life family values.
So far, during this 2020 legislative session, I have introduced 44 legislative bills.
For example, this week I sponsored and voted for HB 4007 ("Born Alive" Survivors Protection Act), which protects the lives of children who survive botched abortions. HB 4007 passed the House of Delegates on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020.
I am a sponsor of HB 4133, to provide more citizen friendly driver's license application options under the federally mandated "REAL ID" act.
I also am a sponsor of HB 4376, which would prohibit municipalities from limiting our 2nd Amendment rights.
More information on my positions on West Virginia good governance is available at www.LarryKump.com.
Constituents also are invited to telephone me directly at my State Capitol office, (304) 340-3122.
Stay tuned.🤔
There is more to come, and may God bless you all real good!🤗