Budget Bill. (SB30)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Budget Bill. Appropriations of the Budget submitted by the Governor of Virginia in accordance with the provisions of 2.2-1509, Code of Virginia, and to provide a portion of revenues for the two years ending respectively on the thirtieth day of June, 2017, and the thirtieth day of June, 2018.

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/17/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103287D
12/17/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
02/21/2016Reported from Finance with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Read first time
02/23/2016Budget amendments available
02/24/2016Motion for Special and Continuing Order (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Passed by for the day
02/25/2016Passed by temporarily
02/25/2016Read second time
02/25/2016Uncontested committee amendments agreed to
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.004 Item 1 #5s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.005 Item 1 #6s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.005 Item 1 #8s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.006 Item 1 #9s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.013 Item 53 #2s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.025 Item 99 #1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.027 Item 106#1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.027 Item 106 #2s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.028 Item 106 #3s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.028 Item 106 #4s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.029 Item 106 #5s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.029 Item 106 #6s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.029 Item 106 #7s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.030 Item 106 #8s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.030 Item 106 #9s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.031 Item 106 #10s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.032 Item 109 #2s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.034 Item 115 #1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.035 Item 116 #1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.035 Item 120 #1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.038 Item 129 #1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.085 Item 284 #1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.098 Item 306 #9s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.148 Item 365 #1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.153 Item 387 #1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.162 Item 415 #1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.201 Item C-0 #1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.211 Item 3-1.01 #3s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.215 Item 3-5.03 #1s)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.219 Item 3-5.14 #3s) (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Contested committee amendment agreed to (P.220 Item 3-6.05 #1s)
02/25/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Placed on Calendar
02/29/2016Read first time
02/29/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/08/2016Left in Appropriations

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 hours.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

DAY OF JUNE, 2015, AND THE 30th DAY OF JUNE, 2016. SENATE BILL BILL 30, A BILL FOR ALL APPROPRIATIONS TO THE BUDGET SUBMIT BID THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISION MUCH SECTIONS 2.2-1509, CODE OF VIRGINIA, AND TO PROVIDE A PORTION OF REVENUES FOR THE TWO YEARS ENDING RESPECTIVELY ON THE 30th DAY OF JUNE, 2017, AND THE 30th DAY OF JUNE, 2018.
THE SENATOR FROM AUGUSTA, SENATOR HANGER.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THE BILL PASS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 29 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLT ES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): AYES 39, NOS 0.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NOS 0 THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 30. A BILL FOR ALL APPROPRIATIONS OF THE BUDGET SUBMITTED BY THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 2.2-1509 CODE OF VIRGINIA AND TO PROVIDE A PORTION OF REVENUE FOR THE TWO YEARS ENDING RESPECTIVELY ON THE 30TH DAY OF JUNE, 2017 AND THE 30TH DAY OF JUNE 2018 REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE WITH AMENDMENTS. MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENATOR FROM AUGUSTA, SENATOR HANGER.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): FOLLOW THE SAME PROCEDURE ON SENATE BILL 30 AND I HOPE IT GOES AS SMOOTHLY AS SENATE BILL 29.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): PAGE 1, ITEM 0, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 2, ITEM ONE, NUMBER ONE. ITEM ONE, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 3, ITEM ONE, NUMBER THREE. PAGE FOUR. ITEM ONE, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM ONE, NUMBER FIVE.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR FROM BATH COUNTY, COULD ITEM ONE NUMBER FIVE SENATOR DEEDS. AND ITEM ONE NUMBER SIX AND ITEM ONE NUMBER 8 AND ITEM ONE NUMBER 9 ON THE NEXT TWO PAGES COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. ITEM ONE, NUMBER 5, 6 AND 8 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. AND NINE. AND NINE. THANK YOU, SENATOR. PAGE 6, ITEM 3, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 7. ITEM 5, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 6, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 26, NUMBER 1. ITEM 26, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 8. ITEM 33, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 33, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 9. ITEM 36, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 37, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 40, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 10. ITEM 40, NUMBER 2. ITEM 40, NUMBER 3. PAGE 11. ITEM 42, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 43, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 12. ITEM 50, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 50, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 13. ITEM 53, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 53, NUMBER TWO. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM BATH COUNTY, SENATOR DEEDS.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): COULD ITEM 53, NUMBER TWO COME OUT OF THE BLOCK, PLEASE.

[Unknown]: WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM 53, NUMBER TWO, WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): PAGE 14. ITEM 53, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 15, ITEM 54, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 65, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 69, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 16. ITEM 69, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 69, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 17. ITEM 70, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 72, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 73, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 18. ITEM 73, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 76, NUMBER ONE.

[Unknown]: PAGE 19. ITEM 76, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 79, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 80, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 20, EYE TEMPT 8 NUMBER ONE. ITEM 86, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 21, ITEM 87, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 89, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 91, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 22. ITEM 91, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 91, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 23. ITEM 91, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 91, NUMBER FIVE. ITEM 91, NUMBER SIX. PAGE 24. ITEM 91, NUMBER 7. ITEM 93, NUMBER 1. PAGE 25. ITEM 96, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 99, NUMBER ONE. MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENATOR FROM SPOTSYLVANIA. CAN ITEM NUMBER 99, NUMBER ONE I THINK IT IS 1-S ON PAGE 25 COME OUT OF THE BLOCK? WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM NUMBER 99, ITEM ONE WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. PAGE 26. ITEM 101, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 105, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 27. ITEM 106, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 106, NUMBER TWO. MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY. CAN 106 NUMBER TWO COME OUT OF THE BLOCK, PLEASE. WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM 106, NUMBER TWO WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. PAGE 28. ITEM 106, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 106, NUMBER FOUR. PAGE 29. ITEM 106, NUMBER FIVE. ITEM 106. NUMBER SIX. ITEM 106, NUMBER SEVEN. PAGE 30. ITEM 106, NUMBER EIGHT. ITEM 106, NUMBER NINE. PAGE 31. ITEM 106, NUMBER 10. ITEM 108, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 32. ITEM 109, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 109, NUMBER TWO. MR. PRESIDENT,. THE FROM FAIRFAXCY, SENATOR PETERSEN. CAN ITEM 109 NUMBER TWO COME OUT OF THE BUDGET, PLEA. WITH THAT OBJECTION, 109, NUMBER TWO WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. PAGE ABOUT 3. ITEM 109, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 109 COUNTY NUMBER FOUR. PAGE 34. ITEM 110, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 115, NUMBER ONE. MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENATOR FROM ALEXANDRIA, SENATOR EBBIN.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): COULD ITEM NUMBER 115, NUMBER ONE AND THE FOLLOWING ITEM NUMBER 116 COME OUT OF THE BLOCK?

[Unknown]: THAT OBJECTION ITEM NUMBER 115, NUMBER ONE AND ITEM NUMBER 116 NUMBER ONE OUT OF THE BLOCK.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): PAGE 35, ITEM 120, NUMBER ONE. MR. PRESIDENT,.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY. SENATOR SUROVELL.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): MAY 120 NUMBER ONE COME OUT OF THE BLOCK?

[Unknown]: WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM 120, NUMBER ONE WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): ITEM 125, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 36. ITEM 125, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 125, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 37. ITEM 125, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 126, NUMBER ONE. LE PAGE 38. ITEM 126, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 129, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 129, NUMBER TWO.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. MR. PRESIDENT, CAN ITEM 129, 1-S COME OUT OF THE BLOCK ASK WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM NUMBER 129, NUMBER ONE WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. PAGE 39. ITEM 129, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 130, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 40. ITEM 131. NUMBER ONE. ITEM 132, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 41. ITEM 132, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 133, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 42. ITEM 135, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 136, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 43. ITEM 137, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 137, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 44. ITEM 138, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 45, ITEM 138, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 138, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 46. ITEM 138, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 138, NUMBER FIVE. PAGE 47. ITEM 138, NUMBER SIX. ITEM 138, NUMBER SEVEN. PAGE 48. ITEM 138, NUMBER EIGHT. ITEM 138, NUMBER NINE. PAGE 49. ITEM 138, NUMBER 10. ITEM 138, NUMBER 11. PAGE 50. ITEM 13-9D, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 139, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 51. ITEM 139, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 139, NUMBER FOUR. PAGE 52. ITEM 139, NUMBER FIVE. ITEM 139, NUMBER SIX. PAGE 53. ITEM 139, NUMBER SEVEN. ITEM 139, NUMBER EIGHT. PAGE 54. ITEM 139, NUMBER NINE. PAGE 55. ITEM 139, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 139, NUMBER 11. ITEM 139, NUMBER 12. PAGE 56. ITEM 139, NUMBER 13. ITEM 139, NUMBER 14. ITEM 139, NUMBER 15. PAGE 57. ITEM 144, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 144, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 58. ITEM 146, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 59. ITEM 146, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 146, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 60. ITEM 151, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 154, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 155, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 61. ITEM 158, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 162, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 162, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 62. ITEM 163, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 165, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 63. ITEM 166, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 169, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 170. NUMBER ONE. PAGE 6. ITEM 17 -- PAGE 64. ITEM 173 NUMBER ONE. ITEM 174, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 177, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 65, ITEM 178, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 181, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 182, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 66. ITEM 185, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 186, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 189, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 67. ITEM 190, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 196, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 196, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 68. ITEM 197, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 03, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 69. ITEM 207, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 207, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 207, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 70. ITEM 208, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 213, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 213, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 71. ITEM 216, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 216, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 72, ITEM 219, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 222, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 224, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 73. ITEM 225, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 227, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 74. ITEM 229, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 229, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 230, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 75, ITEM 230, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 231, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 235, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 76. ITEM 237 NUMBER ONE. ITEM 238, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 77, ITEM 241, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 246, IN UP NUMBER ONE. ITEM 249, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 78. ITEM 250, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 251, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 79, ITEM 253, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 254, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 80, ITEM 255, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 28. ITEM 256, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 83. ITEM 269, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 273, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 84. ITEM 273, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 281, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 85, ITEM 281, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 284, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 86. ITEM 284, NUMBER TWO. MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM BATH COUNTY, SENATOR DEEDS.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): COULD ITEM 284 NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 85 BE TAKEN OUT OF THE BLOCK.

[Unknown]: ITEM NUMBER 284, NUMBER ONE WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): ITEM 285 NUMBER ONE. PAGE 87. ITEM 288 NUMBER ONE. ITEM 289, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 88. ITEM 293, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 2894, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 89. ITEM 294, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 294, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 90, ITEM 294, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 294, NUMBER FIVE. ITEM 295, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 91.

[Unknown]: MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENATOR FROM BUCKINGHAM. COULD ITEM 295, NUMBER ONE COME OUT OF THE BLOCK, PLEASE. WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM 295, NUMBER ONE WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. PAGE 91, ITEM 296 NUMBER ONE. ITEM 296 NUMBER TWO. PAGE 92. ITEM 296, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 302, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 302, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 93. ITEM 303, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 303, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 305, NUMBER ONE. PAGE -9D 4. ITEM 305, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 306, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 95. ITEM 306, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 96. ITEM 306, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 306, NUMBER FOUR. PAGE 97. ITEM 306, NUMBER FIVE. ITEM 306, NUMBER SEVEN. PAGE 98. ITEM 306, NUMBER EIGHT. ITEM 306, NUMBER NINE. PAGE 99. ITEM 306, NUMBER 10. PAGE 100. ITEM 306, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 306, NUMBER 12. PAGE 101. ITEM 306, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 102. ITEM 306, NUMBER 14. ITEM 306, NUMBER 15. PAGE 103. ITEM 306, NUMBER 16. PAGE 104, ITEM 306, NUMBER 17. PAGE 105, ITEM 306, NUMBER 18. PAGE 106, ITEM 306, NUMBER 20. ITEM 306, NUMBER 21. PAGE 107. ITEM 306, NUMBER 22. ITEM 306, NUMBER 23. PAGE 108. ITEM 306, NUMBER 24. ITEM 308, NUMBER 1. ITEM 310, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 109. ITEM 10, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 110. ITEM 310, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 310, NUMBER FOUR. PAGE 111. ITEM 310, NUMBER FIVE. PAGE 112. ITEM 310, NUMBER SIX. ITEM 310, NUMBER SEVEN. PAGE 113. ITEM 310, NUMBER EIGHT. ITEM 310, NUMBER NINE. PAGE 114. ITEM 310, NUMBER 10. PAGE 115. ITEM 310, NUMBER 11. ITEM 313, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 116. ITEM 313, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 313, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 117. ITEM 313, NUMBER FOUR. PAGE 118. ITEM -- 117, ITEM 313, NUMBER FIVE. PAGE 18. ITEM 313, NUMBER SIX. PAGE 119, ITEM 313, NUMBER SEVEN. ITEM 313, NUMBER EIGHT. PAGE 120. ITEM 313, NUMBER NINE. PAGE 121. ITEM 313, NUMBER 10. ITEM 313, NUMBER 11. PAGE 122. ITEM 313, NUMBER 12. ITEM 314, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 123. ITEM 315, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 315, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 124. ITEM 315, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 315, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 315, NUMBER FIVE. PAGE 125. ITEM 315, NUMBER SIX. ITEM 315, NUMBER SEVEN. PAGE 126. ITEM 315, NUMBER EIGHT. ITEM 315, NUMBER NINE. PAGE 127. ITEM 315, NUMBER 10. ITEM 319, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 128. ITEM 319, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 129. ITEM 319, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 130, ITEM 319, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 319, NUMBER FIVE. ITEM 319, NUMBER SIX. PAGE 131. ITEM 324, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 328, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 132. ITEM 330 NUMBER ONE. ITEM 330, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 331, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 133. ITEM 331, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 331, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 134. ITEM 332, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 332, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 135. ITEM 332, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 332 NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 337, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 137, ITEM 337, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 337, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 342, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 138. ITEM 342, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 139. ITEM 342, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 343, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 343, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 140. ITEM 345, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 141. ITEM 346, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 346, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 142. ITEM 346, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 143. ITEM 348, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 348, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 348 NUMBER THREE. PAGE 144. ITEM 348, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 350, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 145. ITEM 350, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 362, NUMBER 1. ITEM 364, NUMBER ONE. MANY PAGE 146. ITEM 364, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 364, NUMBER 3. PAGE 147. ITEM 364, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 464, NUMBER FIVE. -- 364, NUMBER FIVE. PAGE 148. 346, NUMBER SIX. ITEM 165, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 365, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 149. ITEM 365, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 365, NUMBER FOUR. ATEMPERATURE 370, NUMBER ONE. 351. ITEM 3 P 1 NUMBER ONE. ITEM 371, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 152. ITEM 176, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 377, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 378, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 153. ITEM 378, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 378, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 387, NUMBER ONE. MR. PRESIDENT,. ROANOKE COUNTY. CAN ITEM NUMBER 1871 K COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM NUMBER 387 NUMBER ONE WILL COME OUT OF THE LOCK. PAGE 154. ITEM 387 NUMBER TWO. ITEM 388, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 155. ITEM 389, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 393, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 393, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 156. ITEM 393, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 393, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 393, NUMBER SIX. PAGE 157. ITEM 394, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 398, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 158. ITEM 398, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 398, NUMBER FOUR. PAGE 159. ITEM 398, NUMBER SIX. ITEM 398, NUMBER SEVEN. PAGE 160. ITEM 401, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 405, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 161. ITEM 405, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 410, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 414, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 162. ITEM 415, NUMBER ONE. MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENATOR FROM RICHMOND CAN ITEM NUMBER 415 NUMBER CITY. ONE COME OUT OF THE BLOCK PLEASE? WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM 415, NUMBER ONE WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. ITEM 422, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 164. ITEM 422, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 423, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 423, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 165. ITEM 424, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 166. ITEM 428, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 167. ITEM 428, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 16LE. ITEM 428, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 169. ITEM 428, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 428, NUMBER THRIVE. ITEM 431, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 431, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 433, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 171. ITEM 434, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 434, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 436, NUMBER ONE. AND AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, ITEM 434, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 172. ITEM 436, NUMBER TWO. ON 173 ITEM 436 NUMBER ONE. ITEM 436 NUMBER FOUR. PAGE 174. ITEM 437, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 438, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 175. ITEM 442, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 442, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 176. ITEM 442, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 448, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 177. ITEM 448, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 448, NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 449, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 178. ITEM 453, NUMBER ONE. MANY PAGE 180. ITEM 4 A 3, NUMBER THREE. ITEM 453, NUMBER FOUR. PAGE 181. ITEM 453 NUMBER FIVE. ITEM 453, NUMBER SIX. PAGE 182. ITEM 453, NUMBER SEVEN. ITEM 453 NUMBER EIGHT. PAGE 183. ITEM 456, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 457, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 457 NUMBER ONE. ITEM 458, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 184. ITEM 458 NUMBER 2. ITEM 459 NUMBER ONE. PAGE 185. ITEM 463, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 464, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 186. ITEM 464, NUMBER TWO. ITEM 466, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 187. ITEM 466 NUMBER TWO. PAGE 188. ITEM 467, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 467, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 189. ITEM 468, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 470, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 470, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 190. ITEM 472, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 472.5, NUMBER ONE. ON PAGE 191, ITEM 475, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 192, ITEM 475, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 195. ITEM 475, NUMBER FOUR. PAGE 196. ITEM 475, NUMBER FIVE. ITEM 476, NUMBER THREE. PAGE 197. ITEM 477, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 478.1, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 198. ITEM 486, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 199. ITEM 488, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 488, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 200. ITEM 493, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 494, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 201. ITEM C-0 NUMBER ONE. MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENATOR FROM PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY. CAN ITEM C 0 NUMBER ONE COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM C-0 NUMBER ONE WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. PAGE 202. ITEM C-8.1, NUMBER ONE. ITEM C-8.1, NUMBER TWO. ITEM C-10.1, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 203. ITEM C-12 NUMBER ONE. ITEM C-13, NUMBER ONE. ITEM C-35.1, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 204. ITEM C-43, NUMBER ONE. SIGH TEMPERATURE C-44, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 205. ITEM C-44 NUMBER TWO. ITEM C-45, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 206. ITEM C-46, NUMBER ONE. ITEM C-47, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 207. ITEM C-47.5, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 208. ITEM C-48, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 209. ITEM C-29, NUMBER ONE. ITEM C-53, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 210. ITEM C-54, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 3-1.01, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 3.1.01, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 211. ITEM 3-1.01, NUMBER THREE. ITEM THREE. MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. CAN ITEM-01 NUMBER THREE COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. WITH THAT OBJECTION IT WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. ITEM ABOUT-IS 1.01 NUMBER FOUR. ITEM 3-5.03, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 316. ITEM 3-5.03 NUMBER TWO. 5.12, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 217. ITEM 3-5.14, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 218. ITEM 3-5.14, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 219. ITEM 3.5.14 NUMBER THREE. ITEM 3-6.04, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 220. ITEM 3-6.05, NUMBER ONE. MR. PRESIDENT. THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY. COULD ITEM 3-6.05 NUMBER ONE COME OUT OF THE BLOCK, PLEASE. WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM 3-6.05 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. ITEM 4-4.01, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 221. ITEM 4-5.04, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 4-6.01, NUMBER ONE. ITEM 4-6.01, NUMBER TWO. PAGE 222. ITEM 4-10.00, NUMBER ONE. PAGE 223. MR. PRESIDENT,. RETURNING TO PAGE 219. COULD ITEMS 3-5.1 ITEM 3-5.14, NUMBER THREE COME OUT OF THE BLOCK, PLEASE. 3-5.14 NUMBER THREE WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. PAGE 223, ITEM 4-14.00. NUMBER ONE. THE END. THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK. MR. PRESIDENT, GOING BACK A FEW. COULD ITEM 3-5.03 NUMBER ONE COME OUT OF THE BLOCK, PLEASE. IF YOU COULD TELL ME THE PAGE. I'M SORRY. PAGE 215. WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM 3-5.13 NUMBER ONE WILL COME OUT -- 3-5.03 NUMBER ONE WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENATOR FROM BUCKINGHAM. MR. PRESIDENT, HAS ITEM 3-5.14 NUMBER THREE COME OUT THE BLOCK. IF YOU COULD GIVE ME THE PAGE NUMBER, THANKS? PAGE 219. MR. PRESIDENT, THAT ONE HAS COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. I WAS ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. I APOLOGIZE AND THANK THE SENATOR FOR PULLING IT OUT OF THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.. THE BLOCK. THE SENATOR FROM AUGUSTA? THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT ALL OF THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS REMAINING IN THE BLOCK BE PASSED. THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY. [NO AUDIO] NUMBER ONE IF IT WASN'T ALREADY OUT. PAGE, PLEASE. PAGE? 148. WHAT WAS THE NUMBER AGAIN? WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM 365, NUMBER ONE WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. THE SENATOR FROM AUGUSTA, SENATOR HANGER. >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT ALL OF THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS REMAINING IN THE BLOCK NOW BE AGREED TO.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): THANK YOU, SENATOR. I AM GOING TO GO THROUGH THESE HOPEFULLY QUICKLY. THE ONES THAT HAVE COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. AND THEN WE WILL VOTE ON THE MOMENTS IN THE BLOCK. THE MOMENT ON THE FLOOR IS THE AMENDMENTS IN THE BLOCK. THE SENATOR FROM BUCKINGHAM.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I APOLOGIZE. COULD 295 NUMBER ONE WHICH I PULLED FROM THE BLOCK GO BACK INTO THE BLOCK.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): PAGE NUMBER, PLEASE?

[Unknown]: AND SENATOR, THAT ITEM 295, NUMBER ONE. CORRECT MR. PRESIDENT. I AM WORKING ON PAGE NUMBER. PAGE NUMBER 91. 91. MR. PRESIDENT,. JUST HOLD ON JUST ONE SECOND. SAY IT AGAIN, PLEASE. 295, NUMBER ONE. IS THAT ITEM 295, NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 90. YES, SIR. WITH THAT OBJECTION THAT WILL GO BACK IN THE BLOCK. ITEM 295, NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 90. THE SENATOR FROM PORTSMOUTH, SENATOR LUCAS.

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth): YES, MR. PRESIDENT. ON THE BOTTOM ONLY PAGE -9D 8, I ITEM 306, NUMBER NINE S OUT OF THE BLOCK, PLEASE.

[Unknown]: WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM 306, NUMBER NINE ON PAGE 98 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. OKAY. THE MOTION -- THE SENATOR FROM CHESTERFIELD, SENATOR CHASE.

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. ON PAGE 27, COULD BEPULL OUT ITEM 106, 1-S.

[Unknown]: WITH THAT OBJECTION ON PAGE 27, ITEM 106 NUMBER ONE.

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian): AND I HAVE ANOTHER ONE. ITEM 106, 3-S ON PAGE 28. ITEM 106,.

[Unknown]: HOLD ON, SENATOR. ITEM 1 SO 6. PAGE PLEASE, FIRST. ITEM NUMBER 106, 4 S. ITEM 106, IN UP FOUR ON PAGE 28 COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. AND PAGE 29. ITEM 106, 5-S. WITH THAT OBJECTION, ITEM 106, NUMBER FIVE ON PAGE 29 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK. MR. PRESIDENT, ITEM ON PAGE 29. ITEM 106, NUMBER SIX. SEVEN, EIGHT. NINE. AND 10. AND THAT IS IT. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. WOULD ANYBODY ELSE LIKE TO PLACE AN ORDER? ALL RIGHT. THE MOTION ON THE FLOOR IS THE AMENDMENTS IN BLOCK WILL PASS WITH THE EXCEPTIONS OF ITEM NUMBER ONE, NUMBER FIVE, NUMBER SIX, NUMBER EIGHT AND NINE ON PAGES 5 AND 6. ITEM 53 NUMBER TWO ON PAGE 13. ITEM 99, NUMBER ONE, ON PAGE 25. ITEM 106, NUMBER ONE, ON PAGE 27. ITEM 106, NUMBER TWO, ON PAGE 27. ITEM 106, NUMBER FOUR, PAGE 28. ITEM -- TWO AND THREE? TWO, THREE AND FOUR? ITEM 106, NUMBER SIX ON PAGE 29 AND ALSO INCLUDES NUMBER SEVEN, NUMBER EIGHT, NUMBER NINE AND NUMBER 10. I DON'T HAVE THAT. THAT ONE WAS PASSED. FIVE AS WELL. OKAY. ITEM NUMBER 109 NUMBER TWO ON PAGE 32. ITEM 115, NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 34. ITEM 116, NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 35. ITEM 120, NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 35. ITEM 129, NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 38. ITEM 284, NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 85. ITEM 306 NUMBER NINE ON PAGE 98. ITEM 365, NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 148. ITEM 387, NUMBER ONE, PAGE 153. ITEM 415, NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 162. ITEM CO NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 201. ITEM 3-1.013 ON PAGE 211. ITEM 3-5.03 NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 215. ITEM 3-5.14 NUMBER THREE ON PAGE 219. AND ITEM 3-6.05 NUMBER ONE ON PAGE 220. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION TO AGREE TO THE AMENDMENTS IN THE BLOCK WITH THOSE EXCEPTIONS ASYE ORGANIZATION OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENTS IN BLOCK ARE AGREED TO. RETURNING TO PAGE 5. SENATE BILL 30. PAGE 4, ITEM ONE, NUMBER FIVE. >> MR. PRESIDENT,. >> THE SENATOR FROM FAUQUIER, SENATOR VOGEL.

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester): THIS WAS PULL THE OUT OF THE BLOCK ON WAS PASSED BIMY SUB COMMITTEE AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THAT IT PASS AND SPEAK TO THE MOTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester): WHAT THE LANGUAGE DOES IN THIS AMENDMENT IS CONSISTENT WITH HAS BEEN THE POLICY IN THE SENATE FOR MANY, MANY YEARS AND THAT IS IN THE BUDGET THERE A LEGISLATIVE STAFF PERSON ALLOCATED TO THE CHAIR OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. IT IS THE CASE THIS YEAR THAT WE HAVE COCHAIRMAN OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND THIS ADDS THE ADDITIONAL STAFF PERSON FOR THE COCHAIR.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. AND WITH THAT I WOULD ASK THAT IT PASS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM NUMBER ONE, NUMBER FIVE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. ITEM NUMBER 1, NUMBER SIX ON PAGE FIVE. THE SENATOR FROM FAUQUIER. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT IS AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESOURCE TO THE LEAD HESHIP BOTH IN THE SENATE PAGITY AND IN THE SENATE MAINORRITY AND ADDITIONAL GENERAL FUND COMPENSATION FOR SUPPORT STAFF, LEGISLATIVE STAFF. THE REASON WE PUT THIS IN IS BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IT WAS FAIR AND WOULD SQUARE UP AN ACTUALLY MIRRORS WHAT THE HOUSE HAS IN THEIR BUDGET. WITH THAT, I WOULD ASK THAT THE BODY PASS THAT AMENDMENT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. ALL IN FAVOR OF AGREEING TO ITEM ONE, NUMBER SIX WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM ONE, NUMBER SIX IS AGREED TO. NUMBER EIGHT, THE SENATOR FROM FAUQUIER. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. AND THIS AMENDMENT WAS DEBATED FOR SOME TIME IN OUR SUB COMMITTEE AND WHAT IT DOES IT IS IT RAISES THE PER DIEM FOR INTERIM MEETINGS WHEN WE ARE NOT IN SESSION FROM $200 TO $300 EACH DAY. AND THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE REVISITED IN MANY, MANY YEARS AND IT HAS BEEN THE POSITION OF MANY OF THE MEMBERS AND I THINK IT AS COMPELLING ONE THAT IT IS AN ENORMOUS COMMITMENT OF TIME AND EFFORT AND RESOURCES AND WE WOULD LIKE THIS TO BE A POSITION IN THE LEGISLATURE THAT ANY MEMBER FEELS THAT THEY CAN DO THIS JOB AND NOT MAKE IT ACTUALLY A -- STORY, AM I SPEAKING TO THE WRONG ONE. THIS IS NUMBER EIGHT. SORRY. OKAY. OKAY. PLEASE HOLD. I APOLOGIZE. SORRY, I GOT AHEAD OF MYSELF HERE. OKAY, SO I TAKE THAT BACK. THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PER DEEM. THIS HAS TO GO DO WITH HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE AND CURRENTLY THE CASE THAT THE HEALTH INSURANCE IS PROVIDED TO ONE MEMBER AND THEIR LEGISLATIVE STAFF. THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT WOULD ALLOW IF THE MEMBER CHRISTMAS NOT TO USE THE HEALTH INSURANCE THEY CAN ALLOCATE TO ONE STAFF MEMBER AND WITH THAT I ASK THAT IT PASS. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM BATH, SENATOR DEEDS.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO THE AMENDMENT. AND I PULLED THIS AND I DON'T HAVE ANY OBJECTION TO OFFERING THE STAFF THE BENEFITS. I WANT TO POINT OUT THE ULTIMATE IRONY OF THE BUDGET. I BELIEVE BEING ON THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT IS THE WHAT I DO MAKE CHANGE. THE ULTIMATE IRONY OF THIS BUDGET IT IS GOOD TO HELP OUR FRIENDS WE CAN DO THAT BUT WE ARE TURNING OUR BACKS ON THE WORKING POOR WHO WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR INSURANCE IF WE EXPANDED MEDICAID. WE CAN GIVE INSURANCE TO OUR FRIENDS. BUT IT IS THE OTHER SIDE OF DON'T TAX YOU, DON'T TAX ME, TAX THE MAN BEHIND THE TREE. IT PROVIDES THE BENEFITS FOR THE PEOPLE WE KNOW BUT THE PEOPLE WE DON'T KNOW WHO ARE WORKING FOR A LIVING ARE LOSERS UNDER THIS BUDGET.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. ALL IN FAVOR OF ITEM ONE, NUMBER EIGHT SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM ONE, NUMBER EIGHT IS AGREED TO. ITEM ONE, NUMBER NINE. THE SENATOR FROM FAUQUIER.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. NOW I AM ONE NUMBER NINE WHICH WAS HAVING PARTIALLY BEEN PREVIOUSLY EXPLAINED I WILL JUST TELL YOU THAT THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE INTERIM PER DIEM AND RAISES FROM $200 TO $300 PER DAY AND I ASK THAT IT PASS.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY, SENATOR SUETTERLEIN.

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem): MR. PRESIDENT, IT IS MY HOPE THAT THE SENATE WOULD REJECT THIS AMENDMENT. UNDER THE STATE CONSTITUTION IN ARTICLE 4 SECTION 5 IT PROVIDES THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL RECEIVE SUCH SALARY AND ALLOWANCES AS PRESCRIBED BY THE LAW BUT NO INCREASE SHALL TAKE EFFECT FOR A GIVEN MEMBER UNTIL AFTER THE END OF THE TERM FOR WHY HE WAS ELECT THE. TO THIS IS CONSTITUTIONAL BUT THE CONSTITUTION CLEARLY MAKES IT SEEM THAT WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE RAISING OUR OWN PAY. WE JUST HAD AN ELECTION A FEW MONTHS AGO. THIS IS DIRECTLY RAISING THE PAY OF THE MEMBERS OF THIS BODY. I DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS APPROPRIATE. I ALSO DON'T BELIEVE AN INCREASE FROM $200 TO $300 IS APPROPRIATE AND I REALLY HOPE WE WILL REJECT THIS AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, NOR. THE SENATOR FROM J AMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I RISE TO ENCOURAGE THE BODY TO SUPPORT THIS AMENDMENT AND SPEAKING TO THAT, SIR.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): I THINK IT IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT THAT AFTER WE GO THROUGH ELECTION CYCLE THAT WE HAVE NEW MEMBERS OF THIS BODY AND THAT THEY BRING FRESH PERSPECTIVE TO HOW THEY SEE THE OPERATIONS OF THE SENATE AND I SAY THAT SINCERELY. FIRST OF ALL, AS IT RELATES TO THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF IT, THIS DOES NOT INCREASE THE BASE SALARY WHICH OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE. THIS IS ACTUALLY A PER DIEM INCREASE ON IT. IT IS NOT A SALARY INCREASE BUT YES, IT AS PROPOSED INCREASE IN COMPENSATION. I WOULD FURTHER SAY TO THE BODY THIS AMOUNT HAS NOT BEEN INCREASED SINCE 2000. 16 YEARS SINCE THE LAST INCREASE HAS TAKEN PLACE ON THAT. I WOULD FURTHER SAY TRIED TO BE ECUMENICAL ABOUT THIS. I AM CERTAIN THAT MOST MEMBERS OF THIS BODY RECALL WHEN THE GOVERNOR CONVENED THE COMMISSION ON INTEGRITY AND PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT AND ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CAME OUT OF THAT BIPARTISAN BODY WAS A PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRANSPARENCY TO THE COMPENSATION OF THOSE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ANDED A LOCATING INCREASING THE COMPENSATION AND REALIGNING THE COMPENSATION FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. BUT AT THAT TIME OUT OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ALSO VOICED HOPE THAT THESE PROPOSALS WOULD GENERATE FURTHER PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS AND MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT I HAVE OFFERED BY WAY OF THIS AMENDMENT IS TO PICK UP ON THAT ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION AND I THINK THAT THIS INCREASE IS REASONABLE. I DO NOT THINK THAT THERE IS ANY POTENTIAL BACKLASH ON IT. I THINK THAT IT IS CONSTITUTIONAL AND I WOULD ASK THE BODY TO SUPPORT IT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM FAUQUIER COUNTY, SENATOR VOGEL.

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester): I WOULD RENEW AND SPEAK THAT FOR ONE FINAL MOMENT. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE BODY HAVE PERSPECTIVE THIS IS NOT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM AN EFFORT FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE BODY TO VOTE THEMSELVES A PAY INCREASE. IN FACT, I THINK IT IS A CASE THAT EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF THE THIS BODY SPENDS THEIR OWN MONEY AND THEIR OWN PERSONAL RESOURCES IN DOING THIS JOB. AND I KNOW FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND FROM LOTS OF CUBS DISCUSSIONS WITH COLLEAGUES FROM THE TIME AWAY IN INTERIM MEETINGS AND RESOURCES IT COSTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT OUTSIDE OF THEIR REGULAR JOB IS OBVIOUSLY WE DO THIS JOB BECAUSE WE HAVE A PASSION FOR IT BUT IT IS AN IMPOSITION AND IT COSTS YOU MONEY. I WOULD SAY IT IS FAIR THAT IN 15 OR 16 YEARS WE CONSIDER RAISING THAT $100. SOME PEOPLE WOULD SAY THAT DOESN'T MEAN VERY MUCH BUT IT ACTUALLY DOES AND WE WOULD LIKE TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF INDEPENDENT WEALTH IN ORDER TO RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE AND TO DO THIS WORK. IT IS NOT THE CASE THAT WE ARE A YEAR ROUND LEGISLATURE LIKE PASS WHERE MEMBERS ARE PAID A FULL SALARY ALL YEAR LONG AND PROVIDED FOR STAFF AND FRANKLY DO THE SAME JOB THAT WE DO. THERE IS SOMETHING TO BE SAID ABOUT BEING A CITIZEN LEGISLATURE WHICH I AM PROUD TO BE PART OF WHERE YOU LEAVE AND COME HERE FOR SIX OR EIGHT WEEKS AND GO HOME AND LIVE UNDER THE LAWS THAT YOU PASSED. A HUGE AMOUNT THAT WE DO THE REST OF THE YEAR THAT FOLKS PERHAPS DON'T APPRECIATE IT. I WOULD ASK THAT THE BODY CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE AMENDMENT. THANK YOU.

[Unknown]: SENATOR SASLAW.

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester): MR. PRESIDENT. MEMBERS OF THE SENATE. THE SENATOR FROM FAUQUIER COUNTY PEAKS A LOT OF SENSE AND I WOULD REMIND EVERYBODY IN HERE I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANYTHING THAT IS IN THAT AMENDMENT THAT REQUIRES YOU TO TAKE THAT $100. IN FACT, YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE ANY MONEY, OKAY. I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT IF WE EVER PASSED ANYTHING IN HERE THAT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH COMPENSATION OF A MEMBER AND SOMEBODY VOTED AGAINST IT, THEY OUGHT TO HAVE THE INTELLECTUAL HONESTY TO REJECT IT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. ALL IN FAVOR OF AGREEING TO ITEM ONE, NUMBER NINE WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM NUMBER ONE, NUMBER NINE IS AGREED TO. MOVING FORWARD TO PAGE 13. ITEM 53, NUMBER TWO. THE SENATOR FROM FAUQUIER, SENATOR VOGEL.

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester): OKAY. I'M SORRY. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS ITEM 53 NUMBER ONE HAS TO DO WITH FUNDING FOR --

[Unknown]: IT IS NUMBER TWO.

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester): NUMBER TWO HAS TO DO WITH FUNDING OF VACANT JUDGESHIPS AND THAT IS NOT SOMETHING UNFAMILIAR TO THE BODY. WE HAD A STUDY AND THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR STATE COURTS HAS DONE A VERY COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION THAT IS BOTH COMPELLING AND IMPORTANT FOR US AS WE TRIED TO DETERMINE WHICH JUDGESHIPS WE WILL FILL. IT IS A QUANTITATIVE AND I KNOW NOT EVERYBODY APPRECIATES OR AGREES WITH HOW THIS HAS BEEN DONE, BUT WE HAVE IN THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT FILLED 406 JUDGE-SHIPS AND BASED ON THAT RECOMMENDATION AND A LIST HAS BEEN PROVIDED AND I WOULD ASK THAT THE MOTION PASS.

[Unknown]: THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM BATH COUNTY, SENATOR DEEDS.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): I THINK EVERYBODY UNDERSTOOD WHERE I WAS COMING FROM YESTERDAY WHEN I SPOKE TO THIS AMENDMENT AT OUR BRIEFING. BUT THE STUDY TO WHICH THE SENATOR SPEAKS HAS CONTAINS DATA THAT IS FOUR YEARS OLD AND THE AMENDMENT IGNORE PROCESS ALREADY CONTAINED IN THE CODE OF VIRGINIA FOR A RAE VIEW ON A REGULAR BASIS BY THE COMMITTEE ON DISTRICT COURTS AND RECOMMEND THE THE TWO JUDGESHIPS BE FILLED AND WE PASS THE LEGISLATION A FEW WEEKS AGO THAT HE WOULD ARE NOW IGNORING. WITH THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR SUROVELL.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SPEAKING AGAINST THE AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LAST TIME I CHECKED, THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JUDGES OR WHATEVER ANY WERE WASN'T ELECTED. WE WERE ELECTED. TO COME DOWN HERE AND EXERCISE JUDGMENT ABOUT HOW TO SPEND RESOURCES AND MAKE DECISIONS. WE WEREN'T ELECTED TO DEFER TO SOME FORMULA FOR SOME UNELECTED GROUP OF JUDGES OUT THERE THAT COME IN AND LOOK AT THINGS. THE STUDY IS ONE INPUT. ONE PIECE OF INFORMATION THAT WE CONSIDER IN WHAT WE DO. THERE IS LOTS OF PROBLEMS WITH IT AND SYSTEMS OUT THERE GAMING THE SYSTEM. AND SYSTEMS OUT THERE IN TERMS OF HOW THEY STRUCTURE THEIR FILINGS THAT ARE GAMING THE NUMBERS AND THEY DON'T MAKE SENSE.

[Unknown]: OF THE TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF THE REDICKLESSNESS OF THE FORMULA. -- RIDICULOUSNESS OF THE FAIRFAX COUNTY LISTEN TO THE FORMULA. NUMBERS. IN 1993, FAIRFAX COUNTY WAS AUTHORIZED TO HAVE I THINK IT WAS THE 15TH CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP. IN 1990, 880,000 PEOPLE. TODAY, FAIRFAX COUNTY HAS 1.1 MILLION PEOPLE. THAT IS AN INCREASE OF 27%. AND THIS FORMULA SAYS THAT WE SHOULD LOSE A JUDGE. TELL ME EXACTLY HOW YOU TEE FEND THAT OR HOW YOU -- DEFEND THAT OR EXPLAIN THAT THAT THE POPULATION GOES UP BY 200,000 PEOPLE YET WE THE FORMULA SAYS THAT WE DON'T HAVE -- THAT WE HAVE TOO MANY JUDGES. IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE. AND THAT IS WHY I POSE THE CONTINUED USE OF THIS FORMULA. I THINK IT IS ONE WE SHOULD CONSIDER AND WE SHOULD USE YOUR AS A RESULT ABOUT WHAT OUR JURISDICTIONS NEED TO ALLOCATE THE JUDGES NOT SOME FORMULA AND THAT IS WHY I OPPOSE IF. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): IF MR. PRESIDENT, RISING IN SUPPORT OF THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT. SPEAKING TO IT. FIRST OF ALL, HAVING BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE JUDGES OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS IN BUDGET CONFERENCE, I WOULD WALK THE SENATOR BACK A LITTLE BIT WHILE HE WAS IN THE MORE NUMEROUS BODY. IT WAS NOT A GROUP OF NATIONAL JUDGES. IT WAS A NATIONAL CENTER ON STATE COURTS WHICH IS A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION WHERE I BELIEVE WE SPENT ABOUT $250,000 OVER A BIAND NUMBER TO HAVE THEM INDEPENDENTLY EXAMINE THE WORK LOAD INDICATORS REPORTED TO THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT. THAT DATA BEING THE ONLY RELIABLE DATA THAT WE COULD EXAMINE. AND AFTER THAT TWO YEAR STUDY THEY CAME BACK WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS THE FORMULA THAT WAS CREATE THE WAS CREATE THE FOR TWO REASONS. FIRST OF ALL, IT WAS CREATED TO TRY TO PLACE SOME EMPHASIS ON WORK LOAD INDICATORS WHICH I APPRECIATE CAN CHANGE WITH TIME. BUT THAT STUDY I BELIEVE WAS UPDATE THE LAST YEAR. THE OTHER THING THAT IT DID IS YES, WE ARE ELECTED TO COME UP HERE AND EXERCISE OUR INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT AND EACH OF US HAS A PAROCHIAL INTEREST. AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE FOUND THAT STARTED HAPPENING IN BUDGET CONFERENCE WAS THAT THERE WERE INDIVIDUALS WHO EVEN THOUGH THE WORKLOAD INDICATORS DID NOT JUSTIFY A JUDGE THEY INSISTED IN CONFERENCE THAT I WANT A JUDGE AND I DON'T CARE WHAT THE WORKLOAD INDICATORS ARE. AND SO THE POLITICS GOT INTRODUCED INTO THE CREATION OF JUDGESHIPS AT A MOST VULNERABLE TIME. SO THAT IS ANOTHER REASON THAT WE WENT TO THE FORMULA TO TRY TO HAVE SOME OBJECTIVE CRITERIA TO SAY NO, LET'S STOP INTERJECTING THIS AT INAPPROPRIATE TIMES. I WOULD FURTHER SAY, MR. PRESIDENT, THAT THERE IS SOMEWHAT OF AN ECUMENICAL LOSS OF JUDGES AS I HAVE LOOKED AT THE CURRENT FORMULA OF THE JURISDICTIONS THAT I REPRESENT ARE GOING TO LOSE TWO JUDGES AND IT IS NOT GOING TO MAKE SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES IN HERE PARTICULARLY HAPPY BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE TO GO BACK AND JUSTIFY HOW THAT HAS COME ABOUT. SO I WOULD SUGGEST TO YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, WHILE IT IS NOT PERFECT, IT IS THE BEST SYSTEM THAT WE HAVE. AND THE SENATOR FROM BATH AND I HAVE HAD SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS AND HE DOES MAKE A VALID POINT THAT HAS NOTHING DO WITH WORKLOAD INDICATORS. THE AREAS WHERE I PRACTICE LAW MOST OF THE TIME UNLESS I START TRAVELING AROUND THE STATE OR WITHIN AN HOUR'S DRIVE. [PLEASE STAND BY FOR CAPTIONING] AND WHEN YOU WALK INTO A FRIDAY MOTION'S DAY DOCKET IN FAIRFAX COUNTY, YOU'RE LUCKY IF YOU CAN GET YOUR BODY INSIDE A COURTROOM AT 9:45 A.M. FOR A 10:00 A.M. DONGT. I PRACTICED AROUND THE STATE IN PROBABLY 35 DIFFERENT CIRCUIT COURTS IN THE STATE AND I CAN TELL YOU WHICH ONES ARE CROWDED, WHICH ONES AREN'T. I'M NOT ON THE STAFF OF THE COURT MUCH JUSTICE COMMITTEE, BUT I CAN'T PUT ASIDE FROM MY EYES TELL ME AND WHEN I LOOK AT A COURTROOM AND A DOCKET AND A JUDGE SAYS I CAN'T HANDLE THIS MANY CASES, CHAP, WE NEED MORE HELP HERE AND I WALK INTO A COURTROOM IN ANOTHER PART OF THE STATE AND IT'S HALF EMPTY IN MOTIONS DAYS I KNOW WHAT MY EYES ARE TELLING ME. I UNDERSTAND THE STATISTICS MAY WEIGH AGAINST FAIRFAX COUNTY, BUT MY PARTNER AND FRIEND IS RIGHT IN THIS CASE, SO FOR BETTER OR WORSE, I THINK HE'S RIGHT AN OPPOSING THE MEASURE.

[Unknown]: THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 53, NUMBER 2 BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 53 NUMBER 2 IS AGREED TO. MOVING FORWARD TO PAGE 25. ITEM 99 NUMBER ONE. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG, SENATOR RUFF.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): THIS AMENDMENT PROVIDES FUNDING AND STAFFING FOR THE REGULATION OF SPORTS CONTESTS. PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY, CHI OPPOSED, HOWEVER. THESE ARE NONGENERAL FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE REGISTRATION FEES. I MOVE THAT THE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 99, NUMBER ONE BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM MAIN NINE NUMBER ONE IS AGREED TO. PAGE 27, ITEM 106, NUMBER ONE. MR. PRESIDENT.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY.

[Unknown]: I THINK THAT IS BASICALLY THE BUDGET AMENDMENT WHICH SIMPLY ENACTS SENATE BILL 116 WHICH WE PASSED UNANIMOUSLY. IT ALLOCATES $100,000 IN MISS SELL LANE YUZ EXPENSES FOR THE ADVISORY BOARD WHICH IS A PURELY VOLUNTARY BOARD AND THAT'S WHAT IT REPRESENTS. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG. I WILL THANK THE SENATOR FOR HIS EXPLANATION. IF THAT IS THE CASE, I MOVE THAT THAT PASS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 106, NUMBER ONE, BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 106 NUMBER ONE IS AGREED TO. ITEM NUMBER 106, NUMBER TWO ON THE SAME PAGE. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG. MR. PRESIDENT, THE COMMITTEE INACCURACIED FUNDING BY A DISH -- INCREASED FUNDING BY AN ADDITIONAL ONE MILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR FOR THE MOTION PICTURE OPPORTUNITY FUND. ACCORDING TO THE FILM OFFICE, THE ALLOCATION -- THROUGH TAX CREDITS AND GOVERNOR'S MOTION PICTURE OPPORTUNITY FUND WILL SATISFY THE PROGRAM -- THE MOVIES THAT ARE ALREADY IN PRODUCTION. MERCY STREET AND TURN. THE INCREASED FUNDING WOULD ALLOW VIRGINIA TO COMPETE FOR ADDITIONAL TV AND FILM PROJECTS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR SUROVELL.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SPEAKING AGAINST THE AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE MOORE.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS IS THE LAST TIME YOU'LL HEAR FROM ME TODAY ON THE BUDGET, BUT I'VE KIND OF -- I HAVE A PET PEEVE ABOUT THESE MOVIE PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS. I'VE BEEN FIGHTING AGAINST THEM SINCE THEY WERE ENACTED I THINK ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO. WHEN WE TAKE TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND WE GIVE IT TO ANOTHER THIRD PARTY TO DO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, I THINK THERE'S TWO THINGS WE LOOK AT. ONE IS WHAT'S THE RETURN TO TAXPAYERS, AND TWO, WHAT IS THAT IMPACT GOING TO BE LONG-TERM ON THE COMMONWEALTH? LET'S TALK FIRST OF ALL ABOUT THE RETURN THESE THINGS HAVE BECAUSE MOVIE TAX CREDITS HAVE BEEN STUDIED ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY THEY'RE NOW IN 39 STATES. PROLIFERATE. IN MASSACHUSETTS, THEY FOUND THEIR STATE GOT BACK 13 CENTS IN REVENUE FOR EVERY DOLLAR THEY SPENT. NORTH CAROLINA JUST REDUCED THEIR PLAN WHEN THEY FOUND THAT THEY SPENT $30 MILLION IN TAX INCENTIVES AND CREATED 55 TO 70 NEW JOBS. CALIFORNIA FOUND THEIR RETURN 65 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR. LOUISIANA FOUND THAT THEY LOST $12,000 FOR EVERY JOB THAT WAS CREATED BY THE FILM TAX CREDIT. THE ONLY STUDIES THAT HAVE EVER BEEN DONE ON THESE THINGS THAT FOUND A POSITIVE IMPACT ARE ONE FUNDED BY HOLLYWOOD. BUT THE ONES THAT ARE FUNDED BY INDEPENDENT ENTITIES NEVER FIND THAT WE SPEND MONEY WE ACTUALLY NET ON RETURN TO OUR TAXPAYERS. SO IN TERMS OF WHAT'S THE RETURN TO TAXPAYERS, THE REALITY IS IT'S ACTUALLY NEGATIVE. WE'RE THROWING MONEY AWAY. NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO, WHAT'S THE IMPACT? WHEN I THINK ABOUT IF WE SHOULD SPEND MONEY ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE WE SHOULD PREFERENCE THINGS, WE SHOULD FOCUS TAXPAYER DOLLARS ON THINGS THAT CREATE LASTING, LONG-TERM PERMANENT IMPACTS. CREATE FACILITIES, CREATE JOBS THAT ARE GOING TO STAY. NOT THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE MERCURIAL, THINGS THAT COME AND GO. THESE MOVIE CREDITS, WHAT THEY DO, THEY BRING THESE GUYS IN, THEY SPEND MONEY, THE RESTAURANTS DO WELL, THE HOTELS DO WELL A LITTLE BIT, THE CARPENTERS GET MONEY, THE DRY CLEANERS DO OKAY AND EVERYTHING VAN NIRNS. THAT IS NOT THE WAY TO CREATE A LONG LASTING INDUSTRY IN THIS STATE. WHO ARE WE BENEFITING? MAINLY BILLIONAIRE AND MILLIONAIRE MOVIE PRODUCERS? WENT TO STEVEN SPIELBERG FOR THE LINCOLN MOVIE AND WE GOT SOME SUNSHINE ON THE CAPITAL FOR THAT, BUT HOW MANY OF YOU SEE INCREASED TOURISM HAPPENING IN THIS BL BECAUSE OF THAT MOVIE? THERE'S NOTHING HAPPENING AFTER THAT MOVIE LEFT. WHAT'S HAPPENING NATIONALLY IS STATES ARE GOING THE OTHER DIRECTION THAN WE ARE TODAY. LOUISIANA PUT A CAP ON THEIRS, ALASKA KILLED THEIR PROGRAM LAST YEAR, MICHIGAN IS DEBATING A CUT, MASSACHUSETTS DEBATING A CUT, NORTH CAROLINA CUT THEIRS. THE ONLY STATES EXPANDING THESE THINGS BESIDES US IS CALIFORNIA AND MARYLAND, IF THAT'S WHO YOU WANT TO STAND WITH TODAY BY VOTING FOR THIS. MR. PRESIDENT, I THINK IF WE INVEST, WE AWE TO INVEST IN LONG-TERM JOBS, NOT THESE LITTLE SHORT-TERM JOBS, NOT THINGS THAT PUT STARS IN PEOPLE'S EYES, BUT WE OUGHT TO BE INVESTING OUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS CAREFULLY THIS THINGS THAT HAVE LONG LASTING IMPACT AND I ALSO THINK WE SHOULDN'T STAND WITH MARYLAND AND CALIFORNIA AND HOLLYWOOD. WE SHOULD STAND WITH VIRGINIANS AND INVEST IN THE STATE INSTEAD OF INVESTING IN THOSE OTHER PLACES. THANK YOU.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM HENRICO, SENATOR McEACHIN.

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond): MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE TO SPEAK FOR THE AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond): MR. PRESIDENT, I'VE HEARD MY COLLEAGUE'S ARGUMENT, AND I WOULD HOPE THAT WE WOULD REJECT IT. YOU KNOW, THERE ARE CERTAIN PROFESSIONS, CERTAIN JOBS THAT BY THEIR VERY NATURE ARE TEMPORARY AND THOSE ARE CONSTRUCTION JOBS, FOR INSTANCE. THERE ISN'T -- YOU KNOW, I WAS JUST VISITED BY A LOBBYIST TODAY, NOT ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE, THAT REMINDED ME THAT IT'S SORT OF DISINGENUOUS TO SUGGEST THAT A JOB IS OF A LESS -- THAT'S TEMPORARY IN NATURE BECAUSE OF CONSTRUCTION ISN'T A WORTHY JOB. IT CERTAINLY IS. AND SO, TOO, IT IS WITH MOVIE PRODUCTIONS. THOSE ARE WORTHY JOBS. YES, THEY MIGHT HAVE A FINITE TIME PERIOD, BUT THEY PAY PEOPLE, EMPLOY PEOPLE, AND WE KEEP THE PIPELINE GOING, WE KEEP THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GOING. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENS IN MY DISTRICT. MANY OF US HAVE SEEN THE SHOW CALLED TURN. THAT'S FILMED IN MY DISTRICT AT THE NATIONAL RACEWAY, SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME AND I DARESAY ALSO IMPORTANT TO THE SENATOR FROM PEWS BURG. IT IS ONE TOOL IN THE TOOLBOX OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ONE I APPLAUD AND HOPE WE WILL SUPPORT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU. THE SENATOR FROM PETERSBURG, SENATOR DANCE.

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I THANK THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM HENRICO -- THINK THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM HENRICO HAS DONE A GOOD JOB OF DESCRIBING WHY I AGREE WITH THIS AMENDMENT AND THAT IS BECAUSE MERCY, TURNS, THE TWO MOVIES, HISTORICAL NOVICE THAT ARE CONTINUOUS AND PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IN A POSITIVE WAY, THAT'S PETERSBURG. WE'RE DEFINITELY NOT MILLIONAIRES. AND PART OF RICHMOND. THANK YOU.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY, SENATOR SUETTERLEIN.

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I RISE BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW IF I'LL HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY AGAIN, BUT I JUST WANT TO STAND AND SAY I AGREE WITH THE ASSESSMENT OF THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX AND I ALSO AGREE WITH THE GENERAL ASSESSMENT THAT ON POLICY ISSUES, WE SHOULD NOT LOOK TO MARYLAND AND CALIFORNIA FOR LEADERSHIP AND WE SHOULD REJECT THIS AMENDMENT AND I ALSO FOLLOW THROUGH THAT ASSESSMENT ON OTHER ISSUES AS WELL. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT AND I ASSOCIATE MY POSITION WITH THOSE OF THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM HENRICO. BY COMPARATIVE BASIS, VIRGINIA HAS BEEN REASONABLY MODEST IN THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WE HAVE PUT INTO THESE MOVIE PRODUCTIONS WHEN YOU COMPARE IT TO WHAT OTHER STATES HAVE, BUT THERE'S AN UNQUANTIFIABLE BENEFIT THAT COMES OUT OF THIS MONEY AND THAT'S WHAT WE REFER TO POLITICALLY AS EARNED MEDIA, AND THAT MEANS THAT IS MEDIA AND EXPOSURE THAT WE DO NOT DIRECTLY PAY FOR, BUT IS INCIDENTAL TO A PARTICULAR PROJECT. AND I JUST REMIND YOU OF THE NATIONAL EXPOSURE THAT WE GOT ON "LINCOLN." IT WAS INCREDIBLE EXPOSURE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND THAT WAS A MOVIE THAT RECEIVED ENORMOUS ACCOLADES. CUSTOMER, I'M NOT A BIG TV BUFF, BUT ON TV THERE'S THE ONGOING SEGMENT OF "TURN." AND I'M TRYING TO TURN THIS AMENDMENT INTO SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE CAN SUPPORT, BUT MUCH OF THAT IS BASED IN VIRGINIA, SOME OF IT IS COMING OUT OF RICHMOND, SOME OF IT COMING OUT OF WILLIAMSBURG WHERE I LIVE. EVEN A MOVIE THAT DID NOT FARE SO WELL ON A DOMESTIC BASIS BACK IN 2007, SOME OF YOU MAY REMEMBER THAT MOVIE CALLED "THE NEW WORLD" WHICH WAS PRODUCED AND HAD SOME GUY NAMED COLLIN, AS I RECALL, WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE LEAD IN THAT THING. THAT MOVIE WAS TOTALLY BASED IN VIRGINIA, BUT INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, ENJOYED SOME INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS WHICH CLEARLY IDENTIFIED VIRGINIA. I REMEMBER BEING IN POLAND AND SEEING IT ON THE BILLBOARD OF MOVIE THEATERS THAT WAS THERE AT THAT TIME. SO I UNDERSTAND THE CONSERVATISM AND THE CONCERN OF IT, BUT EARNED MEDIA REALLY IS EXTRAORDINARY ON THIS AND AS LONG AS I THINK WE CONTINUE TO MANAGE IT APPROPRIATELY AND GET OUR KOCHT EXPOSED TO THE -- CAPITOL EXPOSED TO THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, THINK IT'S A GOOD

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. INVESTMENT. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG, SENATOR RUFF.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT I DON'T HAVE ANY NOVICE THAT HAVE BEEN PRODUCED IN MY DISTRICT. I'M SAD TO REPORT THAT. HOWEVER, I DO WATCH NORTH CAROLINA FAIRLY CLOSELY. THEY DO SLASH THEIR BUDGET SEVERAL YEARS AGO, BUT THEY HAVE NOW INCREASED THEIR BUDGET IN THE LAST GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO $80 MILLION. SO THEY APPARENTLY FOUND THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO THIS. THESE GRANTS GO FOR VIRGINIA SALARIES AND WAGES, RENTS, PURCHASES OF VIRGINIA-BASED IS GOODS AND SERVICES. THE FILM OFFICE NEGOTIATES ADVERTISING WITHIN THOSE FILMS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH, AND IF WE HAD TO PAY FOR THAT, IT WOULD BE PROBABLY MORE THAN WHAT WE'RE GIVING IN THESE GRANTS. SO I RENEW THE MOTION TO REPORT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. ALL IN FAVOR OF AGREEING TO ITEM 106 NUMBER 2 WILL SAY AYE. THE AYES HAVE IT. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. ITEM 106 NUMBER 2 IS AGREED TO. ON PAGE 28, ITEM 106, NUMBER 3. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG, SENATOR RUFF.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS PROVIDES 750,000 THE FIRST YEAR AND 1.25 -- 250 FOR THE SECOND YEAR TO SUPPORT THE BUSINESS READINESS READY SITES, A PILOT PROJECT THAT WE HAVE LOST OPPORTUNITIES WITH BIG TRIS IN THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS BECAUSE VIRGINIA WAS NOT PREPARED WITH MEGA SITES. WE DO NOT EVEN HAVE AN INVENTORY OF POSSIBLE ONES, AND THIS WOULD GET THOSE SITES MORE READY. IT WOULD MOVE THE -- THE GOAL IS TO MOVE AT LEAST FIVE SITES UP ONE TIER ON A TIER BASIS FROM ZERO TO FIVE, MOVE THAT THE AMENDMENT BE APPROVED.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 106 NUMBER 3 BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 106 NUMBER 3 IS AGREED TO. ITEM 106 NUMBER 4. SENATOR RUFF.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): MR. PRESIDENT, THE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED A JOINT COMMITTEE TO DETERMINE APPROPRIATE COURSE OF ACTION INTO THE AREAS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, INCENTIVE MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION. THE JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE WORK WILL PROVIDE AMP NEEDED INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF NOW INCENTIVE PROGRAMS ARE PLURD FOR EFFECTIVENESS. I MOVE THIS AMENDMENT PASS.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM NUMBER 106 NUMBER 4 BE AGREED TO. SAY ASSAY SAY. THE AYES HAVE IT. NUMBER 106 NUMBER 4 IS AGREED TO. MOVING TO PAGE 29, ITEM 106 NUMBER 5. SENATOR RUFF. MR. PRESIDENT, THE INTRODUCED BUDGET INCLUDED 2.8 MILLION IN GENERAL FUNDS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH RESEARCH COMMERCIALIZATION FUND. THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN LEVEL FUNDING. THE COMMITTEE TRANSFERRED FUNDING FROM THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PAYMENT TO CIT. THIS IS A TECHNICAL CHANGE, THERE'S NO CHANGE IN THE FUNDING. I MOVE THAT THE AMENDMENT PASS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 106 NUMBER 5 BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 106 NUMBER 5 IS AGREED TO. ITEM 106 NUMBER 6. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS INTRODUCED BUDGET INCLUDED 7 IDENTIFY 5 GENERAL FUNDS IN THE FIRST YEAR AND 10 MILLION THE SECOND YEAR. THIS -- THE COMMITTEE PROVIDED 2.5 IN THE FIRST YEAR AND 5 MILLION IN THE SECOND YEAR. THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE BELIEVED THAT THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH THIS WAS A VIRGINIA RESEARCH ALLIANCE, SO WE HAVE INVESTED THAT MUCH OF THE MONEY THERE. THIS INCLUDES $30 MILLION IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH INITIATIVE, 60 MILLION IN BOND FUNDING FOR RESEARCH EQUIPMENT AND LAB RENOVATIONS, 5.6 MILLION IN COMMONWEALTH RESEARCH COMMERCIALIZATION FUNDS, $21 MILLION TO EXPAND R&D TAX CREDIT AND A RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE THAT ALLIANCE. I MOVE THAT THE AMENDMENT PASS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. ALL IN AGREEMENT WITH ITEM 106 NUMBER 6 WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 106 NUMBER 6 IS AGREED TO. ITEM 106 NUMBER 7. SENATOR RUFF. MR. PRESIDENT, THE COMMITTEE PROVIDES AN ADDITIONAL 2 MILLION EACH YEAR FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PAYMENTS FOR THE CCAM. THAT IS AN APPLIED RESEARCH CENTER IN PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY THAT BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH AND TYPICALLY PERFORMED AT UNIVERSITIES AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ROUTINELY PERFORMED BY COMPANIES. THE PARTNERS INCLUDE THE UNIVERSITIES OF OLD DOMINION, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, VIRGINIA TECH, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, AND VIRGINIA STATE. PARTNER INDUSTRY MEMBERS INCLUDE ROLLS-ROYCE, SEE MEN'S, NEWPORT NEWS SHIPYARD, NASA, CANNON, ALCOA, BEAR CUSS AND OTHERS. -- AIRBUS AND OTHERS. I MOVE THE AMENDMENT PASS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 106 NUMBER 7 BE GRADY TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 106 NUMBER 7 IS AGREED TO. ITEM 106, NUMBER 8. MR. PRESIDENT, THE COMMITTEE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL AND REMOVED FUNDING THAT WOULD HAVE PROVIDED GRANTS TO THE BIOTECH CITIZENOFF COMPANIES AND I REFER -- SPINOFF COMPANIES AND I REFER BACK TO THE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE THE VIRGINIA RESEARCH ALLIANCE. I MOVE THE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. THANK YOU, SENATOR. ALL IN FAVOR OF AGREEING TO ITEM 106 NUMBER 8 WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 106 NUMBER 8 IS AGREED TO. ITEM 106 NUMBER 9. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THE INTRODUCED BUDGET INCLUDED NEW SPENDING OF MILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR TO PROVIDE TO THE VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP FOR MARKETING AND TRADE MISSIONS. THE COMMITTEE REMOVED THE ADDITIONAL NEW SPENDING OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS. ACCORDING TO THE STAFF OF THE PARTNERSHIP, THEY CURRENTLY SPEND ABOUT 500,000 EACH YEAR ON TRADE MISSIONS. THE ADDITIONAL $2 MILLION PROPOSED UNDER THIS WAS DEEMED UNNECESSARY. I MOVE THE MOTION BE -- I MOVE THE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. THANK YOU SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 106 NUMBER 9 BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 106 NUMBER 9 IS AGREED TO. PAGE 31, ITEM 106 NUMBER TEN, SENATOR ROUGH. -- SENATOR RUFF. MR. PRESIDENT, THE COMMITTEE PROVIDED AN ANNUAL GRANT OF 2.1 MILLION IN THE YEARS 2020 THROUGH '22 FOR AN ELIGIBLE COMPANY WITH HEADQUARTERS IN ARLINGTON AS AN INDUCEMENT TO EXPAND AND CONTINUE TO GREAT IN VIRGINIA. THE COMPANY BELIEVES THAT THE METHOD OF APPORTIONMENT OF CORPORATE INCOME IS INEQUITABLE AND SUBJECT TO TAXATION. A GREATER PORTION OF ITS VIRGINIA TAXABLE INCOME AND IS REASONABLE TO ATTRIBUTE THE BUSINESS SOURCES WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH. THE COMPANY SOUGHT ALLOWANCES TO USE AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR APPORTIONING INCOME AND WAS DENIED. SHOULD THE COMPANY REMAIN HEADQUARTERED IN VIRGINIA, THE COMMONWEALTH WOULD PROVIDE THROUGH INCREASED ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND INCREASED REVENUE TO THE PERSONAL INCOME TAXES AND SALES AND USE TAXES PAID BY THE COMPANY'S 1700 EMPLOYEES. I MOVE THE AMENDMENT BE AGREED THE SENATOR FROM TO. CHESTERFIELD, SENATOR CLASE. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I WOULD LAKE TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION AND JUST A LITTLE BIT OF AN EXPLANATION HERE. I THINK WE NEED, AS A STATE, TO MOVE AWAY FROM INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES AND INSTEAD, GO TOWARD CUTTING OUR CORPORATE INCOME TAX, LOOK AT CUTTING INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS TAXES. A LOT OF BUSINESSES HAVE PERSONAL -- THEY PAY A PASS-THROUGH BUSINESS AND I THINK WE NEED TO RELOOK AT THE WAY WE HELP OUR SMALL BUSINESSES IN THESE WAYS. SO THAT'S WHY I'M OPPOSING. I'M NOT AGAINST SMALL BUSINESS, I'M A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING ABOUT IT THE WRONG WAY AND I JUST WANT TO -- I HOPE THE BODY TAKES THAT INTO ACCOUNT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 106 NUMBER 10 BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ITEM 106 NUMBER 10 IS AGREED TO. THE AYES HAVE IT. MOVING FORWARD TO PAGE 32. ITEM 109, NUMBER 2. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG, SENATOR RUFF.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THE INTRODUCED BUDGET INCLUDED 5.7 MILLION IN GENERAL FUNDS FOR THE FIRST YEAR AND 20.2 MILLION IN THE SECOND YEAR. THE COMMITTEE PROVIDED AN ADDITIONAL 12.9 IN THE SECOND YEAR UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TO REVER THE FUNDING UNDER CENTRAL APPROPRIATIONS.

[Unknown]: SENATOR -- THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 109 NUMBER 2 BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ITEM 109 NUMBER 2 IS AGREED TO. THE AYES HAVE IT. PAGE 34, ITEM 115, NUMBER ONE. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THE INTRODUCED BUDGET INCLUDED AN ADDITIONAL 184,000 EACH YEAR TO FUND TWO COMPLIANCE OFFICER POSITIONS IN THE LABOR AND LAW DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. THE COMMITTEE REVERSED THOSE INCREASES. THE COMMITTEE DID NOT SEE EVIDENCE THAT THE CURRENT LEVEL OF PERSONNEL IN THE INSPECTIONS WAS INADEQUATE. I MOVE THE AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM ALEXANDRIA, SENATOR EBBIN.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I WANTED TO RESPECTFULLY SUGGEST THAT THESE COMPLIANCE POSITIONS ARE NEEDED TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE ARE COMPENSATED BY EMPLOYERS IN WAGE DISPUTES. THERE WAS A BACKLOG ACCORDING TO A NEWS ARTICLE I READ THIS SUMMER, A SIGNIFICANT BACKLOG IN DISPUTES BEING HANDLED. THESE ARE PEOPLE JUST TRYING TO EARN A LIVING AND REPS -- TO SEE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SEEKING TO EARN A LIVING ARE PAID THE WAGES THEY'VE BEEN WORKING FOR. THANK YOU.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 115 NUMBER 1 BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 115 NUMBER 1 IS AGREED TO. ON PAGE 35, ITEM 116, NUMBER 1. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): MR. PRESIDENT, THE INTRODUCED BUDGET INCLUDED AN ADDITIONAL $256,173 EACH YEAR TO FUND THREE COMPLIANCE OFFICER POSITIONS IN THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. THE COMMITTEE ACTION REVERSED THAT. THE COMMITTEE DID NOT SEE EVIDENCE THAT THE CURRENT LEVEL OF PERSONNEL INSPECTION WAS I MOVE THE MOTION -- MOVE THE INADEQUATE.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM ALEXANDRIA, SENATOR EBBIN.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. BRIEFLY, THE GOMP'S BNL HAD FUNDED THREE SAFETY INSPECTOR POSITIONS OR THREE POSITIONS, TWO WOULD BE SAFETY, ONE WOULD BE LELT. FUNDING ISSUES AT THE FEDERAL AND STATE LEVEL HAVE LED TO 12 UNFUNDED BENCHMARK INSPECTOR POSITIONS, MEANING THAT THE FEDERAL GUIDELINES FOR INSPECTORS FOR SAFETY INSPECTIONS ARE NOT BEING MET IN VIRGINIA NOW. BASED ON THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF INSPECTIONS DONE BY THE INSPECTORS, APPROXIMATELY 600 SAFETY INSPECTIONS AND 160 HEALTH INSPECTIONS ARE NOT CONDUCTED EACH YEAR. BASED ON THE SERIOUS HEALTH HAZARDED IDENTIFIED BY THE AVERAGE INSPECTOR PER YEAR, THIS EQUALS THE POTENTIAL OF 3704 SERIOUS HAZARDS NOT IDENTIFIED AND ABATED IN VIRGINIA WORKPLACES. THE PROGRAM BENCHMARKS SET IN 1986 FOR VIRGINIA WERE 38 SAFETY, 21 HEALTH FOR 59 TOTAL. WE HAVE 44 COMPLIANCE OFFICERS NOW. THE THREE POSITIONS IN THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET WOULD STILL MAKE US NINE SHORT OF THE FEDERAL BENCHMARK. SO I WOULD JUST SUGGEST THAT WE SHOULD MOVE TOWARDS, IF NOT THIS YEAR, IN FUTURE YEARS, TO STAFFING UP SO THAT WE CAN KAEP OUR SAFETY VIOLATIONS, THE HEALTH VIOLATIONS LOW.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 116 NUMBER ONE BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 116 NUMBER ONE IS AGREED TO. ON THE SAME PAGE, ITEM 120, NUMBER ONE. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. INTRODUCED BUDGET INCLUDED ONE MILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR FOR SOLAR -- TO FUND SOLAR ENERGY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. THE COMMITTEE ACTION REVERSED THE ONE MILLION DOLLARS. THE PROPOSED FUNDING WOULD HAVE PROVIDED FUNDING FOR ONE FTE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. FUNDING TO CREATE A PROGRAM TO INCENTIVE YAZE PRIVATE DEVELOPERS TO INSTALL SOLAR PANELS. NO DETAIL OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT WERE AVAILABLE. I MOVE THE AMENDMENT BE APPROVED.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 120 NUMBER ONE BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 120, NUMBER ONE, IS AGREED TO. ON PAGE 38, ITEM 129, NUMBER ONE. THE SENATOR MECKLENBERG. MR. PRESIDENT, THE INTRODUCED BUDGET INCLUDED 250,000 IN GENERAL FUNDS EACH YEAR FOR THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH FOR THE VIRGINIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM. THE COMMITTEE ADDED AN ADDITIONAL 250,000 THE FIRST YEAR FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT. THE MUSEUM'S NINE EXHIBIT AREAS SHOWCASE VIRGINIA'S OLYMPIANS, CURRENT VIRGINIA SPORTS EVENTS, VIRGINIA'S GREATEST SPORTS MOMENTS, SPORTS MEDICINE AND HEALTH, SPORTS MEDIA AND POUR. I MOVE THE AMENDMENT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 129 NUMBER ONE BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 129 NUMBER ONE IS AGREED TO. MOVING FORWARD TO PAGE 85. ITEM 284, NUMBER ONE. THE SENATOR FROM AUGUSTA, SENATOR HANGER.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. ITEM 284 NUMBER ONE WOULD ESTABLISH A JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE FROM THE RELEVANT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE AND THEN THE APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCE COMMITTEE, EIGHT MEMBERS, LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS, TO LOOK AT OUR -- THE ENTIRETY OF OUR HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM. AS WE'RE ALL AWARE, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON TO A CERTAIN EXTENT ON REWORKING OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. THIS WOULD BE A BRAD-BASED STUDY -- BROAD-BASED STUDY LOOKING AT ALL ASPECTS OF ACCESS, FUNDING, AND EQUAL OF OUR HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM. SO I WOULD MOVE THAT WE ACCEPT THE AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 284, NUMBER ONE, BE AGREED TO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 284, NUMBER ONE IS AGREED TO. ON PAGE 98, ITEM 306, NUMBER NINE. THE SENATOR FROM -- THE SENATOR FROM PORTSMOUTH. YES, SIR. MR. PRESIDENT, I DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH THE ITEM 306, NUMBER NINE. I MERELY PULZ IT OUT OF THE BLOCK SO I MIGHT BE ABLE TO ABSTAIN PURSUANT TO RULE 36. THANK YOU, SENATOR. IT WILL BE SO REFLECTED. THE QUESTION IS SHALL ITEM 306 NUMBER NINE BE AGREED WITH. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 306 NUMBER NINE IS AGREED TO. ON PAGE 148, NUMBER 365, NUMBER ONE. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, SENATOR WAGNER.

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach): MR. PRESIDENT, THIS ELIMINATES THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSAL TO EXTEND WI-FI SERVICES IN OUR PARK SYSTEM THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.

[Unknown]: MAKE A MOTION -- THANK YOU,

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach): MOVE THE AMENDMENT BE SENATOR. ACCEPTED.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY, SENATOR PETERSEN.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): SPEAKING AGAINST THE AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: SENATOR HAS THE MOORE.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): MR. PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, THIS IS CLEARLY ONE OF THE SMALLER ITEMS I GET THAT, IT'S NOT MEDICAID IN THE BUDGET. EXPANSION, BUT I WILL SAY THAT ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT OUR STATE PARKS THAT HAVE BEEN A GREAT IMPROVEMENT OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS, AND I'VE BEEN VISITING THE STATE PARKS AND I SPEND A WEEK THERE ALMOST EVERY YEAR, YOU KNOW, DATING BACK, GOSH, SINCE WE'VE HAD KIDS, AND IS THAT MORE AND MORE YOURVE ABLE TO GET WI-FI, WHICH MEANS YOU CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR OFFICE. NOW, I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE THINKING, GOSH, SUCK IT UP AND JUST SIT IN A TENT AND EVERYTHING, BUT I GOT A LIFE, OKAY? I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU ALL, BUT THE BOTTOM IS, IT'S NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK AND HAVING THAT WI-FI CONNECTION DOES MAKE IT EASIER TO MAINTAIN DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY AND LET YOUR DAUGHTER IN. I'M JUST SAYING, YOU KNOW, I'M NOT SAYING EVERYONE IS AS SOFT AS MY FAMILY IS, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE, I THINK FOR THE ECONOMIC HEALTH OF OUR FAMILY, LET'S HAVE WI-FI IN THE PARKS. AND YOU KNOW WHAT? IF YOU WANT TO BE HARD CORE, LIKE LEO DECAPRIEE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO CONNECT. THERE YOU GO. [ CAPTIONING WILL RESUME SHORTLY ]

[Unknown]: ITEM 3871S PASS. >> MR. PRESIDENT, THIS LANGUAGE AMENDMENT DOES TWO SIMPLE THINGS. ALLOWS ABC STORES TO OPEN AT NOON ON SUNDAY INSTEAD OF THE CURRENT 1:00. AND ALLOW ABC STORES TO OPEN ON NEW YEARS DAY WHEN AS NOW THEY ARE CLOSED. MR. PRESIDENT, WE ESTIMATE THIS WILL RETURN ALMOST THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS TO THE STATE TREASURY BY ALLOWING THE SMALL OPENINGS THAT WILL ENABLE US TO FUND A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT THINGS THAT YOU FOUND ELSEWHERE IN THE BUDGET LIKE MEDICAL FACILITIES OR OTHER PROJECTS IN THE AREAS PEOPLE MIGHT FIND IMPORTANT. THE QUESTION IS ITEM -- THANK YOU. MR. PRESIDENT. I'M SORR -- THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. ALTHOUGH I'M NOT ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH BEING IN THE LIQUOR BUSINESS, THERE'S MULTIPLE REASONS I WANTED TO PULL THIS AMENDMENT. IF YOU READ THE LANGUAGE ON D, NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION 4.1-120 CODE OF VIRGINIA, THIS IS LEGISLATING IN THE BUDGET RIGHT THERE. THAT SECTION, IF YOU PULL IT UP ON LIS, GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE AND SEE THE LAST TWO TIMES IT WAS AMENDED, 2008, IT WAS AMENDED. THIS BODY HAD A PRETTY CLOSE VOTE. THAT'S WHAT ALLOWED SOME LOCALITIES ABC STORES IN SOME LOCALIIES TO SELL LIQUOR ON SUNDAY. THEN A FEW YEARS LATER IN 2012, IT WAS AMENDED AGAIN TO MOVE TO THE 1:00 IN OTHER PLACES AND GIVE IT TO THE BOARD TO DECIDE AND THAT WAS ANOTHER PRETTY CLOSE VOTE IN THIS BODY. AND NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO OVERRIDE THOSE COMPROMISES THAT WERE AGREED TO EVEN BY CLOSE VOTES IN THE NOT THAT DISTANT FUTURE, PROBABLY ON UNRECORDED VOICE VOTE NOW. SO I HOPE SOME OF YOU WILL JOIN ME IN VOTING NO AGAINST THIS. IF YOU ARE ACTUALLY FOLKS THAT WILL VOTE AGAINST THIS, A LOT MORE THAN 8 OF YOU VOTED AGAINST THE LAST TWO BILLS AND STILL ON THE BODY. HERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER YOUR THOUGHTS ON IT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THE QUESTION IS ITEM 387 NUMBER 1 BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR WILL SAY AYE. AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. NO. AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 387 NUMBER 1 IS AGREED TO. ON PAGE 162, ITEM 415 NUMBER SENATOR FROM HANOVER. I MOVE ITEM 415 NUMBER 1 PASS IN SPEAKING TO THE MOTION. SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. MR. PRESIDENT, IN THE INTRODUCED BUDGET, THE GOVERNOR HAD LANGUAGE THAT WOULD CLOSE OUR TWO STATE CORRECTIONAL 1. FACILITIES AND WOULD BUILD TWO ADDITIONAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. AND MR. PRESIDENT, I THINK A LITTLE BACKGROUND IS PROBABLY NEEDED FOR THE MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN INTIMATELY INVOLVED IN THIS DISCUSSION. MR. PRESIDENT, IN JUVENILE JUSTICE, WE'VE MADE SOME TREMENDOUS STRIDES OVER THE YEARS. WE HAVE REDUCED THE POPULATION OF INMATES IN OUR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES TO BY THE END OF THE YEAR ALMOST 300 INDIVIDUALS. THAT'S A DRAMATIC, DRAMATIC DROP FROM WHERE WE WERE. MR. PRESIDENT, OVER THE LAST COUPLE YEARS, WE HAVE CLOSED FOUR FACILITIES. CULPEPPER, NATURAL RIDGE, OAK RIDGE, AND MR. PRESIDENT, WE EVEN CLOSED A FACILITY IN MY DISTRICT, HANOVER BARRETT LEARNING CENTER. MR. PRESIDENT, THE EFFORT THAT DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE IS UNDER GOING NOW IS ONE WHERE THEY ARE TRYING TO RETURN MORE SERVICES TO THE LOCALITIES WHERE THE KIDS ARE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY DON'T END UP AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE. WITH THE NUMBER OF INMATES WE ARE GOING TO HAVE IN THE SYSTEM BY THE END OF THE YEAR, WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH CAPACITY TO HAVE TWO FACILITIES THE SIZE OF THE ONES WE DO NOW AND WE NEED TO BE LOOKING AT NEW OPPORTUNITIES THAT FIT WITH THE RESEARCH THAT OCCURRED OF THE BEST MODELS IN ORDER TO PRACTICE. THAT WOULD BE TO COME UP WITH SYSTEMS CLOSER TO WHERE THE KIDS LIVE AND ONES THAT HAVE ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AND SERVICES PROVIDED. MR. PRESIDENT, THE AMENDMENT AS IT WAS PROPOSED IN THE BUDGET WOULD BUILD TWO NEW FACILITIES AND CLOSE THE TWO CURRENT ONES. THE LANGUAGE THAT YOU SEE BEFORE US TAKES A MORE MEASURED APPROACH. WE'RE WORKING TO CONSOLIDATE TWO FACILITIES. IN DOING THAT, HOPEFULLY, WE WILL BE ABLE TO ASSUME ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES OR VAST MAJORITY OF THOSE IN THE CURRENT FACILITIES INTO ONE BY DOING IT OVER A MEASURED APPROACH. BRING IN ADDITIONAL INDIVIDUALS TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE PRESENT SO THAT WE ARE MAKING THE BEST DECISION ON SERVICES AND BE MORE REFLECTIVE ABOUT WHERE A NEW FACILITY MIGHT BE LOCATED BECAUSE THERE ARE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PLACES WHERE THAT COULD BE. WITH THAT EXPLANATION, MR. PRESIDENT, RENEW THE MOTION THE AMENDMENT PASS. THANK YOU. THE SENATOR FROM RICHMOND CITY. MR. PRESIDENT I RISE IN SPEAK IN OPPOSITION. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, YOU HAVE THE FLOOR. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE. I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THE MEASURED APPROACH TAKEN TO THIS ISSUE BY -- IN THIS BUDGET AS WELL AS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE. THE SENATOR FROM HANOVER IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT IN THE LAST COUPLE DECADES, WE'VE SEEN A DECLINE IN NEED FOR THE NUMBER OF BEDS FOR JUVENILES IN OUR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND THAT'S RESULTED IN THE CLOSURE OF A NUMBER OF THOSE FACILITIES. THE REASON THAT I RISE TODAY TO SPEAK IN OPPOSITION TO THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT IS BECAUSE THE TWO REMAINING JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS IN THE COMMONWEALTH RESIDE IN MY DISTRICT. ONE IN CHESTERFIELD AND THE OTHER IN POW ATAN. AND WHILE I APPRECIATE THE MEASURED APPROACH OF THIS PROPOSED BUDGET, IT VERY WELL MAY RESULT IN THE EVENTUAL PHASING OUT OF THE BEAUMONT JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER IN POWATAN. I HAVE THE HONOR OF REPRESENTING IN THE STATE SENATE. IT IS TO THE WEST OF RICHMOND. IT IS A RURAL COUNTY. LARGEST EMPLOYER IS THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM. BUT THE JOBS THAT ARE PROVIDED BY THE BEAUMONT JUVENILE CORRECTIONS CENTER ARE A VITAL PART OF THAT COMMUNITY. AND SO I HOPE THAT WE WILL REJECT THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT. AND REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME, I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO WORK WITH MY COLLEAGUES HERE IN THE SENATE AND ACROSS DOWN THE HALLWAY ON FINDING WAYS TO LESSEN THE IMPACT ON THESE INDIVIDUALS AND THOSE JOBS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM WESTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I RISE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT AND COMMEND SENATOR McDOUGLE AND HIS COMMITTEE MEMBERS IN PUBLIC SAFETY. WE'VE MADE TREMENDOUS STRIDES. THE FACT WE REDUCED SO MANY BED NEEDS IN OUR JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM. REUSING EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES. WE'RE USING RISK INSTRUMENTS TO DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF SERVICES AND THE LEVEL OF SECURITY THESE INDIVIDUALS NEED. WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO CLOSE A NUMBER OF FACILITIES. AND WHAT THIS IS GOING TO DO IS PLACE YOUNG PEOPLE CLOSER TO THEIR HOME INSIDE THE MANY VACANT BEDS WE HAVE AND LOCAL JUVENILE DETENTION HOMES WHICH MEANS JOBS. NOT LARGE NUMBERS OF JOBS BUT JOBS IN MANY OF THE SENATE DISTRICTS AROUND THE COMMONWEALTH. UNFORTUNATELY, THESE LARGE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES JUST DON'T WORK. THE RECIDIVISM RATES ARE HOVERING AROUND 80% IN THESE FACILITIES. WE NOW HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND THE SKILLS, WE NOW HAVE THE ABILITIES TO PUT THESE YOUNG PEOPLE OUT IN BETTER TREATMENT PROGRAMS AND PROVE OUR PUBLIC SAFETY WHILE CONTINUING TO HAVE THEM IN SECURE CONFINEMENT WHERE THEY DON'T POSE A THREAT TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE. THIS IS AN AMAZING TRANSFORMATION TAKING PLACE. AND I APPRECIATE THE FACT THE SENATE IS MOVING ALONG IN THAT DIRECTION. AND I WOULD URGE ALL THE MEMBERS TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS AMENDMENT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS ITEM 415 NUMBER 1 BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. AYE. THOSE OPPOSED SAY NO. NO. 415 NUMBER 1 IS AGREED TO. PAGE 201, ITEM C-0 NUMBER 1. SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY. SENATOR NORMAN. BE AGREED TO IN SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT THIS AMENDMENT DOES IS DEALS WITH THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DESIGN, BUILT AND A TRADITIONAL APPROACH ON CONSTRUCTION INCLUDING AND FOCUSING ON HIGHER EDUCATION. TRADITIONALLY, THERE IS A DESIGNER OF A PROJECT THAT IS INDEPENDENTLY RETAINED AND THEN THERE IS A CONTRACTOR THAT IS APPOINTED. WHAT THIS DOES IS IT DEALS WITH A DESIGN BUILT WHERE YOU HAVE BOTH A CONTRACTOR AND A DESIGNER THAT ARE UNDER A SINGLE CONTRACT. SOME OF YOU MAY RECALL BACK IN 2007 WE DID THE REFORMING OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND WE CREATED THREE LEVELS OF INSTITUTION. LEVEL ONE, TWO AND THREE. WITH LEVEL THREE HAVING THE GREATEST DEGREE OF AUTONOMY. WHAT THIS AMENDMENT DOES IS LEVEL ONE AND LEVEL TWO WILL CONTINUE -- EXCUSE ME, WILL HAVE TO RECEIVE APPROVAL FROM DGS, DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES, PRIOR TO DESIGN BILL PROJECT. FURTHER REQUIRES THAT ALL ENTITIES INCLUDING HIGHER EDUCATION, THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA ARE GOING TO REPORT ON THE EXISTING GENERAL FUND SUPPORTED PROJECTS AND WHAT THIS WILL DO IS PROVIDE APPROPRIATE OVERSIGHT WHILE COMPLETING THE CONSTRUCTION OF PROCUREMENT REPORT THAT IS CURRENTLY REQUIRED UNDER THE 2015 ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. SO WITH THAT, WOULD ASK THE BODY TO ACCEPT AND APPROVE THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT. THANK YOU, SENATOR FROM PRINCE WILLIAM. SENATOR McPIKE.

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City): RISE FOR A QUESTION FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY. THIS LANGUAGE AND THIS BILL WAS ADDRESSED BY GENERAL WELLS COMMITTEE AND, IN FACT, VOTED BY A VOTE OF 15-0. IS THIS THE SAME LANGUAGE OF SENATE BILL 586?

[Unknown]: I'M SORRY, WOULD THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY --

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. IT IS NOT THE SAME LANGUAGE BUT DEALS WITH THE SAME CONCERN.

[Unknown]: SENATOR FROM PRINCE WILLIAMS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): MR. PRESIDENT, THE GENTLEMAN FROM MECKLENBERD YIELD FOR A

[Unknown]: I YIELD. QUESTION. HE YIELDS. NOT ONLY WOULD THE REPORT CONTINUE THIS YEAR BUT WE ALSO DO FOLLOW UP WORK TO HAVE THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND ISSUES INVOLVED WITH THE ADDITIONAL COLLECTION OF DATA PRIOR TO THIS LANGUAGE? MR. PRESIDENT, THE LEGISLATION FROM LAST YEAR BEGAN A STUDY OF -- THERE WAS CONCERN MAYBE SOME OF THE UNIVERSITIES WERE NOT PAYING A WHOLE LOT OF ATTENTION TO THAT STUDY. THAT WAS THE REASON WE HAD DIFFERENT LEGISLATION THIS YEAR. WHAT THIS BILL DOES IS CLOSELY FOCUSES THE ATTENTION ON THAT ISSUE SO WE HAVE MORE DETAILS AS WE MOVE FORWARD. MR. PRESIDENT, SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION TO THE AMENDMENT. SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THIS AMENDMENT CONFLICTS WITH A VOTE OF 15-0 OUT OF COMMITTEE TO CONTINUE THIS WITH ADDITIONAL CITING, THIS IS A DIRECT UP FRONT BY ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO CONTINUE THIS. I UNDERSTAND WHERE THE GENTLEMAN IS GOING WITH THIS BUT WE HAD A PROCESS OF THE COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS THIS AND ENCOURAGE THE BODY TO REJECT THIS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ITEM C-0 NUMBER 1 BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. C-0 NUMBER 1 IS AGREED TO. ON PAGE 211, ITEM 3-1.013. NUMBER 3. MR. PRESIDENT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. FROM HANOVER. I MOVE THAT ITEM 3-1.013 PASS IN SPEAKING TO THE MOTION. SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS IS SPENDING THE ALMOST THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE ABC STORES OPENING ONE HOUR EARLIER THAN WHAT THEY DO NOW ON SUNDAY. SO IF YOU WANT TO VOTE AGAINST IT, I WOULD SUGGEST YOU FIND A FACILITY OR LOCATION IN YOUR AREA WITH WHICH TO GIVE BACK THE THANK YOU, SENATOR. MONEY. ITEM 3-1.01 NUMBER 3 BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. AYE. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. ON PAGE 215, ITEM 3-5.03 NUMBER 1. THE SENATOR FROM LYNCHBERG. SENATOR NEWMAN.

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE ITEM 3-503 NUMBER 1S PASS IN SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION.

[Unknown]: SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest): MR. PRESIDENT, AS IS NORMALLY THE CASE, WE RECEIVED THE GOVERNOR'S REESTIMATES OF THE REVENUES LATE INTO THE THIS TIME WHEN THE GOVERNOR CAME SESSION. BACK TO US WITH HIS NEWEST MATES, THERE WAS A TOTAL DECLINE IN THE SALES TAX NUMBER OF ABOUT $30 MILLION. IF YOU BACK THAT INTO THE PORTION THAT RELATES TO OUR SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION WHICH GOES INTO THIS PUBLIC EDUCATION STANDARDS OF QUALITY LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FUND, IT ENDS UP BEING OVER $3 MILLION. THIS WAS A REQUIREMENT THAT WE BACK THAT AMOUNT OF MONEY OUT OF THAT BUDGET. I HOPE WE WOULD PASS THE AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. ITEM 3-5.03 NUMBER 1 BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR WILL SAY AYE. AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 3-5.03 NUMBER 1 IS AGREED TO. MOVING FORWARD TO PAGE 219. ITEM 3-5.14 NUMBER 3. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD MOVE THAT ITEM 3-5.14 --

[Unknown]: SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS IS AIR B AND B AMENDMENT THAT A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME WAS SPENT ON THE PATRON OF THE UNDERLINED LEGISLATION AND I HAVE TALKED AND DO NOT INTEND TO DEBATE IT AGAIN THAT IT HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY VETTED AND EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS IT BASED ON THE PRIOR DISCUSSIONS. IT IS AN EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND WHAT THIS AMENDMENT SEEKS TO DO IS TO DELAY THE ENACTMENT OF THAT PENDING EXAMINATION STUDY BY THE HOUSING COMMISSION. YOU WILL RECALL THERE WAS A COMPANION BILL THAT WAS CARRIED BY THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH WHICH WAS REFERRED TO THE HOUSING COMMISSION FOR A STUDY. SO MR. PRESIDENT, WITH THAT EXPLANATION, I WOULD ASK THAT THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU. SENATOR VOGEL. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I WOULD ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE BODY REJECT THE AMENDMENT FOR THE REASONS THAT WERE STATED EARLIER IN A VERY LONG FLORIDA DEBATE. THE SENATOR SAID WE WOULDN'T DEBATE IT. IT'S 503. WE HAVE HOURS LEFT. WE CAN CERTAINLY TAKE THIS UP AGAIN. ACTUALLY, THAT IS NOT MY INTENT. BUT I WOULD SAY THAT THIS BODY BOTH IN THE GENERAL LAWS COMMITTEE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE FULLY HEARD THE UNDER LYING SUBSTANCE AND UNDER LYING POLICY AND VOTED THAT BILL OUT. AND I WOULD HOPE THE BODY WOULD NOT DECIDE TO UNDER MINE A BILL THAT JUST PASSED WITH A BUDGET AMENDMENT. PLEASE REJECT THE BUDGET AMENDMENT. THANK YOU. THE SENATOR FROM WESTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY. SENATOR MORRISON. SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. IF YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND FIND $1,000 BILL ON THE SIDEWALK, PICK IT UP. DON'T GET INTO A DEBATE WHETHER YOU OUGHT TO BEND OVER OR STOOP DOWN. WE CAN FIX THESE THINGS LATER. LET'S START COLLECTING THE REVENUE. SENATOR FROM BUCKINGHAM. SENATOR GARRETT.

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg): I SUGGEST THAT THIS PROCESS BY WHICH A BILL THAT WAS PASSED BY THE BODY IS GOING TO BE UNDER MINES. -- UNDER MINED. AND ASK WE REJECT THE BUDGET

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. AMENDMENT. ITEM 3-5.14 NUMBER 3 BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE.

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg): AYE.

[Unknown]: THOSE OPPOSED, NO. NO.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THERE WILL BE A RECORDED VOTE. THE QUESTION IS ITEM 3-5.14 NUMBER 4 BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE. HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED. ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE A VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 21, NOs, 19. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. PAGE 220. ITEM 3-6.05 NUMBER 1. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SENATOR. HAVING BEEN SUCH AN OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR MY BILL ON THE LAST VOTE, I WOULD ASK THAT YOU ACCEPT THIS AMENDMENT. THERE IS NO CHANGE IN POLICY. I WANT TO EMPHASIZE ITEM 3-6.05 NUMBER 1S. THIS IS TECHNICAL ONLY. AND WHAT IT DOES IS ELIMINATES LANGUAGE RELATED TO FINDS AND FEES THAT REFER TO THE YEAR 2015. SO THERE'S NO CHANGE AT ALL. WITH THAT, I WOULD ASK THAT YOU PLEASE ACCEPT THE AMENDMENT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. SENATOR FROM GRAYSON. REAL QUICKLY. WHEN YOU SPEAK OF NO CHANGE, IS IT THE SAME FORMULA THAT WE USED IN 2015? BUT YET THERE'S AN ADDITIONAL PERCENTAGE TAKEN THAT'S SENT BACK TO THE STATE; IS THAT CORRECT? THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. YES, THAT IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. THANK YOU. SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX. YIELD FOR A QUESTION. SENATOR YIELD FOR A QUESTION? I YIELD. I WOULD ASK THE GENERAL LADY, IS THIS THE FINES AND FEES, IS THIS TICKETS BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SPEEDING? MR. PRESIDENT, YES, IT IS. FURTHER QUESTION. SENATOR YIELD FOR AN ADDITIONAL QUESTION? YES, I YIELD. SORRY. I WOULD ASK THE LADY, I UNDERSTAND STRIKING QUOTE OUT DATED LANGUAGE, WOULD THAT OUT DATED LANGUAGE BE FOR THE BENEFIT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THAT CATCH THESE SPEEDERS AND KEEP THE REVENUES FOR THEMSELVES? THAT OUT DATED LANGUAGE WOULD BE NOT TO CHANGE ANY POLICY, NOT TO CHANGE ANYTHING WE'RE DOING WITH FINES AND FEES. SIMPLY TO REMOVE TECHNICAL CHANGE REFERENCE TO THE YEAR 2015, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN. FURTHER QUESTION. MAY I DIRECT QUESTIONS TO STAFF, MR. PRESIDENT, OR IS THAT NOT APPROPRIATE? THE SENATOR -- I GUESS, IN THE SPIRIT OF FULL DISCLOSURE, IT'S CRYPTIC RIGHT HERE. I DIRECT THIS TO WHOEVER. RIGHT NOW, WE'VE HAD A CONTROVERSY IF A TICKET IS WRITTEN BY A LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT OR SHERIFF AND THAT REVENUE OFTENTIMES WILL BE SPLIT BETWEEN THE LOCALITY OR THE AMENDMENT, IT SAYS WE'RE KEEPING THE STATUS QUO. BUT WHAT IS THE STATUS QUO RIGHT NOW? SENATOR FROM HANOVER. TO ANSWER THE GENTLEMAN'S QUESTION, MR. PRESIDENT, THE WAY THAT THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WAS PUT OUT WHERE THERE WERE THREE STATE, IF WE AGREE TO THIS YEARS, I BELIEVE IT WAS A THIRD THE FIRST YEAR, 25% THE SECOND YEAR. SO THE THIRD LANGUAGE IS STILL WAS THE PART THAT GOT CAPTURED IN THE BUDGET. THAT YEAR HAS ALREADY GONE. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DELETING OUT OF THE LANGUAGE NOW. SO WE'LL BE WHERE THAT STEP PROCESS IS. SO WHETHER THE AMENDMENT PASSES OR NOT WILL NOT AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF FINES AND FEES THAT ARE ULTIMATELY REMITTED BACK TO THE STATE BUT IT DOES MAKE THE LANGUAGE READ CORRECTLY. FURTHER QUESTION, MR. PRESIDENT. WOULD THE SENATOR YIELD FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? UNDERSTANDING THE POLICY STAYS THE SAME, MY QUESTION IS WHAT IS THE POLICY RIGHT NOW? MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD ANSWER THE GENTLEMAN THAT ABOVE 65%, 25% OF THE DOLLARS ABOVE THAT WOULD GO BACK TO THE STATE. FINAL FURTHER QUESTION. YIELD FOR A FURTHER QUESTION. I YIELD. OF THE 65% ON TOP THAT THE LOCALITY WRITES THAT TICKETS, THEY KEEP THAT REVENUE? THE LOCALITY WRITES LOCAL ORDINANCE UP TO 65% THE LOCALITY KEEPS AND NEXT AMOUNT ABOVE THAT, A QUARTER WILL COME BACK TO THE LITERARY FUND OF THE STATE ABOVE THE 65%. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN. THANK YOU, SENATOR. ITEM 3-6.05 NUMBER 1 BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. ITEM 3.6.05 IS AGREED TO. THE SENATOR FROM AGUSTA, SENATOR HANGER.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): THANK YOU. IN FOR THE CLERK, ANY FOUR AMENDMENTS? THAT'S GOOD. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE THIRD CONSTITUTIONAL READING BE DISPENSED WITH AND PLACED --

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): ALL IN FAVOR WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES. THOSE OPPOSED. HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THE VOTES? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): AYES 38, NOs 0.

[Unknown]: THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. THE SENATOR FROM AWE, GUSTA. I MOVE SENATE BILL 30 PASS AND I WOULD YIELD TO THE SENATOR FROM LYNCHBERG. SENATOR NEWMAN. I KNOW THE HOUR IS LATE. THERE'S A COUPLE ITEMS I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE BODY. I KNOW EVERY YEAR SOMEWHERE AT YOUR OFFICE YOU RECEIVED A STATE SPENDING ON THE BUDGET. THAT COMES BACK FROM JAYLARK. THE LAST COUPLE YEARS, THAT'S BEEN STRUCKTIVE. IF YOU WERE ABLE TO GO IN AND LOOK AT THE STATE'S SPENDING AS IT RELATE TODAY GENERAL FUND AND NONGENERAL FUND, A NUMBER OF THINGS WOULD JUMP OUT AT YOU. ONE, THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NONGENERAL FUND. THAT'S SOMETHING WE DON'T GET TO CONTROL. THAT ENDS UP BEING THINGS LIKE MEDICAID INCREASES AND WE DON'T HAVE MUCH CONTROL OVER THAT. IT ALSO COMES DOWN TO THINGS LIKE COLLEGE EDUCATION FUNDING. THOSE DOLLARS ARE DOLLARS THAT WE'VE ASKED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES TO ADD MORE VIRGINIA CHILDREN AND THEY'VE DONE IT. AND IT ENDS UP BEING MORE MONEY. WHEN FAMILIES DECIDE TO INVEST IN 529 MONEY, IT ENDS UP GOING INTO THE NONGENERAL FUND. THERE'S A NUMBER OF THOSE WHEN WE END UP GETTING MORE GAS TAX FROM INDIVIDUALS BUYING MORE FUEL, IT GOES INTO THAT FUND. PROBABLY, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT IMPACTS ME ON THIS BUDGET, YOU LOOK TENON GENERAL FUND. -- AT THE NONGENERAL FUND. OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS, THIS BODY HAS ACTUALLY REDUCED THE GENERAL FUND BY 5% WHEN YOU INCLUDE THE INFLATION AND POPULATION GAMES. SOME OF YOU, WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG MEMBERS LIKE I WAS, WE USED TO TAKE BILLS TO SENATOR HUNTER ANDREWS AND SAY ONE DAY WOULD YOU EVER PASS MY BILL THAT SAYS LET'S KEEP SPENDING DOWN BELOW INFLATION AND POPULATION. AND HE WOULD PAT US ON OUR HEAD AND SEND US ON OUR WAY AND WE WOULD NEVER PASS THOSE BILLS. THE FACT IS IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING, EVEN THOUGH THE HEADLINE MAY SAY BUDGETS OVER $100 BILLION. THE FACT IS THE PART WE CONTROL HAS BEEN RESERVED CAREFULLY. AND LET ME GIVE YOU THE MOST RECENT NUMBERS. WHAT DOES IT DO INCLUDING THIS BUDGET? WE SPENT A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY. IT WASN'T MUCH. WE SPENT A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY THIS YEAR. WHEN YOU INCLUDE THE MONEY WE HAVE, IT'S STILL BELOW A HALF % DOWN EVEN IF YOU TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WHAT WE HAVE HERE. SOME PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH THE BUDGET THAT MAY BE GROWING. IF YOU LOOK AT THE PART WE CONTROL, IT'S ACTUALLY BEING RESTRAINED QUITE CAREFULLY. THE OTHER ITEM IS THIS: WHEN YOU LOOK IN K-12 AND SOME OF US MARKED UP OUR BOOKS AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THOSE QUESTIONS AND SOME AREAS THAT DIDN'T COME, WE DID A LOT OF GOOD THINGS. THIS YEAR, WE HAD 2% OF TEACHERS. WE FINALLY REBENCH MARKED OUR K-12. THAT IS SOMETHING LONG OVER DUE. SUPPOSED TO BE DONE EARLIER. OVER $400 MILLION SLID OFF INTO LOCALITIES FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE ALSO IN THIS BUDGET FOR THE FIRST TIME PUT IN $125 MILLION IN FLEXIBLE MONEY. WE KNOW THE LOCALITIES NEED TO BE UNLEASHED FROM THE REQUIREMENTS. THAT'S THE FIRST TIME WE'VE DONE THAT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BUDGET THIS TIME, OVER A BILLION DOLLARS IN ONE TIME MONEY AND WE PUT OVER $600 MILLION INTO THE SAVINGS ACCOUNT. THE FACT IS THIS SENATE HAS BEEN CONSERVATIVE AND CAREFUL. IF THE BUDGET ESTIMATES COME IN THE WAY WE HOPE THEY ARE, MAYBE NEXT YEAR WILL BE A GOOD YEAR. IF IT DOESN'T, WE AREN'T GOING TO PUT IT ON A PUBLIC EDUCATION ALONG WITH THE OTHER AGENCY'S STATE GOVERNMENT. MR. PRESIDENT, I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF REASON TO SPEAK HIGHLY OF THIS BUDGET AND REFLECTS THE CO-CHAIRS AND VISION THEY SUPPLIED TO US WHEN WE FIRST GOT TOGETHER AND TALKED ABOUT THE BUDGET. AS WE GO INTO A TIME WHEN IT'S EASY TO TALK ABOUT $100 BILLION, I HOPE WE REMEMBER THE PORTION WE CONTROL HAS BEEN CONTROLLED CAREFULLY. MR. PRESIDENT, I HOPE WE WOULD PASS THIS BUDGET. IT'S A VERY FINE BUDGET. THANK YOU, SENATOR. SENATOR FROM ARLINGTON. THANK YOU. I RISE TO SPEAK TO THE MOTION. SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I TOO AM GOING TO VOTE FOR THIS BUDGET. THE FINANCE COMMITTEE DID A STELLAR JOB. YOU HAD TOUGH DECISIONS TO MAKE. IT DOES PAIN ME TO HIT THAT GREEN BUTTON BECAUSE MEDICAID EXPANSION IS NOT PART OF THIS BUDGET. IN THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET HE ALLOCATED $3 MILLION IN FEDERAL MONEY TO PAY FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION. IT WOULD HAVE SAVED $157 MILLION IN OUR BUDGET. ALL OF US HAVE GOTTEN UP. WE'VE IDENTIFIED NEEDS AND ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE SPENDING STATE DOLLARS ON MANY HEALTHCARE NEEDS WE COULD BE SPENDING FEDERAL DOLLARS. WE'VE ALL TALKED ABOUT MEDICAID EXPANSION. AND WE KNOW THERE ARE 400,000 INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMONWEALTH WHO ARE UNINSURED AND WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM. WE KNOW THAT 70% ARE WORK. THEY ARE IN JOBS IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITIES. AND YET WE'RE IGNORING THE FACT WE CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY TO GO TO A DOCTOR. SO THEY END UP WAITING UNTIL THEY ARE EXTRAORDINARILY SICK. CONDITION IS QUITE SERIOUS. THEY TAKE TIME OFF FROM WORK, GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. THEY DON'T GET GOOD TREATMENT. CONDITION IS SO FAR ADVANCED, THEY DON'T GET GOOD OUTCOMES. AND YOU AND I ARE PAYING FOR IT. OUR INSURANCE PREMIUMS GO UP. WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. 31 STATES ARE PARTICIPATING IN MEDICAID EXPANSION NOW INCLUDING LOUISIANA AND ARKANSAS. WHY ARE WE RACING TO THE BOTTOM HERE? THIS IS JUST MIND-BOGGLING. IT IS VERY, VERY, VERY PAINFUL. IT'S DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN. IT'S DIFFICULT FOR SOME OF US, IT SHOULD BE TO LOOK OUR CONSTITUENTS IN THE EYE AND SAY I CAN'T HELP YOU, YOU HAVE TO WAIT SIX MONTHS UNTIL THERE'S A RAM PROGRAM THAT COMES HERE TO PROVIDE SERVICES OR A MEDICARE VAN THAT COMES TO GIVE HEALTHCARE. THAT'S NOT WHO WE ARE AS A COMMONWEALTH. THAT'S NOT WHAT WE SHOULD STRIVE TO BE. SO I ASK GOING FORWARD THAT LET'S STOP, LET'S STOP SPENDING $5 MILLION A DAY IN VIRGINIA TAX DOLLARS THAT GO TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THE EXPANSION IN 31 OTHER STATES. LET'S STOP DOING THAT. LET'S ACKNOWLEDGE WE DO HAVE PEOPLE IN THE COMMONWEALTH WHO NEED INSURANCE THAT WE CAN PROVIDE THIS INSURANCE THROUGH MEDICAID EXPANSION AND LET'S GET ON A PATH TO DOING THAT. SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR INDULGENCE. AND AGAIN, I DO KNOW THERE'S VERY POSITIVE THINGS IN THIS BUDGET. I APPLAUD THE FACT WE'RE DOING GOOD THINGS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN. I APPLAUD THE FACT THATINFORMS FORKING -- FOSTERING FUTURES -- MANY OF US ARE GOING TO TRY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS AND WE CARE ABOUT THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL VIRGINIANS AND I APPRECIATE ALL SMALL EFFORTS TO MOVE THE STATE FORWARD. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM STAFFORD, SENATOR STUART.

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. MR. PRESIDENT, I ASK THE GENRE REFLECT THAT I'M ABSTAINING PURSUE ART TO RULE 36 ON ITEM 365 NUMBER 4S. BUT I'LL BE VOTING ON SENATE BILL 30 AS A WHOLE.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU. WILL REFLECT THAT. THE SENATOR FROM HANOVER.

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland): I ASK REFLECT I WILL BE ABSTAINING ON ITEMS NUMBER 138H, 1386S AND 207 G BUT VOTING AS A WHOLE.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU. THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. SENATOR SUETTERLEIN.

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem): MR. PRESIDENT, TO SPEAK TO THE BILL AND ALSO REQUEST THAT THE JOURNAL REFLECT A FEW ITEMS. FIRST, MR. PRESIDENT, I ASK THE JOURNAL REFLECT WHILE I'M VOTING FOR 30, I AM VOTING RULE 36 ON ITEM 1-9. VOTE NOTHING THE NEGATIVE ON 991S. VOTING IN THE NEGATIVE ON 109-2S. VOTING IN THE NEGATIVE ON 387-1S. 3-101 -- IS THAT OKAY?

[Unknown]: YOU DON'T NEED TO GO THROUGH THAT.

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem): THANK YOU. I'LL GIVE THAT PAPERWORK. I JUST WANT TO SPEAK TO THAT. THE WAY THIS PROCESS WORKS OUT, IT HIGHLIGHTS WHAT YOU OPPOSE IN THE BUDGET. AND I HEAR SEVERAL OF THE PLACES I DISAGREE WITH AND THE SENATOR FROM AGUSTA AND JAMES CITY PROVIDE US WITH A PRETTY GOOD BUDGET. WHILE I CAN'T SAY I AGREE WITH 99% OF IT WHEN HE VOTED FOR BUDGETS WHEN THERE WAS JUST THE 1% HE DIDN'T AGREE WITH. I APPRECIATE WHERE WE WENT ON A LOT OF POLICIES. ESPECIALLY ON MENTAL HEALTH. WE WENT THE CORRECT WAY BY REVERSING THE POSITION ON CAUTAWBA. WE MADE A LOT OF OTHER GOOD DECISIONS YOU ARE ALREADY AWARE OF. I'M NOT GOING TO SPEAK TO THAT. I GIVE THAT TO THE CLERK. AND THANK THEM FOR THE GREAT WORK. MIGHT NOT SEEM I'M APPRECIATIVE OF A FEW OF THE ITEMS.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. SENATOR HANGER. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. JUST VERY BRIEFLY. I DON'T INTEND TO GO ANY FURTHER WITH DETAILS IN THE BUDGET. WE'VE HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION HERE THIS AFTERNOON. I JUST WANTED TO RESPOND BRIEFLY TO SOME OF THE SENTIMENT EXPRESSED WHICH IS HELD BY A NUMBER OF THE MEMBERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE HERE. AS YOU ARE ALL AWARE, I CERTAINLY HAVE SUPPORTED ACCESSING FEDERAL DOLLARS IN THE PAST. I HAVE TO TELL YOU AT THIS POINT IN TIME, I'M YIELDING TO THE POLITICAL REALITIES OF THE MOMENT. I THINK THAT'S WHERE WE HAVE TO BE. I'M NOT SPEAKING IN THE STATE LEVEL IN TERMS OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THIS BODY AND THE BODY DOWN THE HALL AND THE GOVERNOR, I'M TALKING ABOUT AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL. WE HAVE A RAMBUNCTIOS ELECTION. THE LEADER SAYS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A SINGLE PAIR SYSTEM. SO I'M NOT SURE WHERE WE'RE GOING WITH HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEM. I THINK HE'S FIGURED OUT BY NOW, THAT'S NOT REALLY A CONSERVATIVE POSITION.