Constitutional amendment (first resolution); legislative review of administrative rules. (SJ295)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)

Progress

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

Description

Constitutional amendment (first resolution); legislative review of administrative rules. Grants to the General Assembly the authority to review any administrative rule to ensure it is consistent with the legislative intent of the statute that the rule was written to interpret, prescribe, implement, or enforce. The amendment provides that after such review, the General Assembly may approve or reject, in whole or in part, any rule as provided by law and that the approval or rejection of a rule by the General Assembly shall not be subject to veto by the Governor. Read the Bill »

Status

03/10/2017: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103373D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2017Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/31/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Committee substitute printed 17104948D-S1
01/31/2017Incorporates SJ311
02/02/2017Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Read second time
02/03/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104948D-S1
02/03/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ295S1
02/06/2017Passed by for the day
02/07/2017Read third time and agreed to by Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/10/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (11-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Committee substitute printed 17105316D-H1
02/14/2017Floor substitute printed 17105426D-H2 (Cole)
02/14/2017Taken up
02/14/2017Committee substitute rejected 17105316D-H1
02/14/2017Speaker ruled floor substitute by Delegate Cole not germane 17105426D-H2
02/14/2017Passed by for the day
02/15/2017Passed by for the day
02/16/2017Passed by for the day
02/17/2017Passed by for the day
02/20/2017Taken up
02/20/2017Agreed to by House (53-Y 42-N)
02/20/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (53-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Enrolled
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ295ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/27/2017Assigned Chapter 772 (effective 7/1/17)
03/27/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0772)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 31 minutes.

Transcript

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

WOULD THE GENTLEMAN -- THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WAS JUST RELEASED THAT SAID THAT VIRGINIA WOULDN'T DO BUSINESS WITH ANYONE WHO DIDN'T RECOGNIZE THE MARRIAGE OF GAY OR LESBIANS, WOULD THAT NOT QUALIFY UNDER WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT AS FAR AS BURDENED ON ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THIS, AND WHY WE WOULD NEED THIS BILL? SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY. I WOULD SIMPLY SAY IF IT DID, THAT PERSON HAS A CAUSE OF ACTION CURRENTLY UNDER 57-2.02. NOW, I AM NOT -- I DON'T HAVE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER IN FRONT OF ME. IF IT BURDENED THEIR RIGHTS OF RELIGION, THEY HAVE A CAUSE OF ACTION CURRENTLY UNDER THE EXISTING LAW. SENATOR FROM GRAYSON. ANOTHER QUESTION. HOLD ON A SECOND. WOULD THE SENATOR YIELD? I DO YIELD. HE YIELDS. WOULD THE GENTLEMAN AGREE THAT IF AN ORGANIZATION THAT FIRMLY BELIEVES THAT MARRIAGE IS TWREEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN -- BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN WOULD BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST UNDER THE FACT THAT VIRGINIA WAS NOT GOING TO DO BUSINESS WITH SOMEONE THAT DIDN'T HONOR THE OTHER MARRIAGES. SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY. WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD ASK THE GENTLEMAN BY SAYING, BASICALLY DEPENDS ON WHAT BUSINESS IT IS. IF SOMEONE WHO IS A CEO OF A COMPANY HAS THAT PRIVATELY EXPRESSED BELIEF, I DON'T SEE WHY THAT'S NOT HIS FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT. IF IT'S A MATTER OF POLICY, THEY DON'T DO BUSINESS WITH CERTAIN CLASSES OF PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THOSE FOLKS ARE HOMOSEXUAL, THEN THAT MAY BE AN ISSUE. I DON'T KNOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES. THE SENATOR FROM -- THANK YOU, SENATOR.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS, SHALL SENATE BILL 1324 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION REPORTED THEIR VOTES AYE. OPPOSED NO. VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 21; NO'S 19. AYES 21, NO'S 19, THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 1425. THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY, SENATOR STANLEY.

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT SENATE BILL 1425 PASS. SPEAKING TO THAT MEASURE.

[Unknown]: SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): THANK YOU. MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE SENATE, SENATE BILL 1425 PRESERVES PROPERTY RIGHTS, FREE MARKET PRINCIPLES WHEN IT COMES TO RESELLING TICKETS. RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT A MONOPOLY BUSINESS PRACTICE WITH THOSE WHO SERVE TICKETS TO SPORTING EVENTS RS THOSE WHO SELL TICKETS TO CONCERTS, WHICH ARE NOW, AND THOSE PRACTICES ARE PROHIBITING THE TRANSFER OF THAT TICKET. SO WHEN I BUY A TICKET AND I CAN'T GO, AND I WANT TO GIVE IT TO MY FRIEND, THE SENATOR FROM HANOVER, SO THAT HE CAN GO AND SEE THIS MILEY CYRUS, SURE. SO I HAVE THAT ABILITY, BECAUSE IT IS MY RIGHT. I PAID FOR IT. BUT RIGHT NOW THOSE BUSINESS PRACTICES PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING. QUITE FRANKLY, THAT'S JUST NOT THE AMERICAN WAY OF DOING THINGS. SO IF WE HAVE A TICKET AND I WANT TO GIVE IT TO THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, BY GOLLY, I AM GOING TO GIVE IT TO HIM, AND HE'S GOING TO GO TO THAT CONCERT AND HE'S GOING TO HAVE A GREAT TIME AND BRING ME BACK A SHIRT. [ LAUGHTER ] THIS CODIFIES THAT RIGHT AND ABILITY TO DO SO, AND I ASK THAT YOU SUPPORT THE BILL AND I RENEW MY MOTION THAT THE PAST.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. SENATOR FROM FAIR FANS CITY, SENATOR PETERSEN. -- FAIRFAX CITY, SENATOR PETERSEN.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): WOULD THE SENATOR YIELD FOR A QUESTION?

[Unknown]: MR. PRESIDENT, ONLY IF HE REALIZES I AM NOT THE SENATOR FROM GRAYSON, THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL, IT IS A TICKET BILL.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): I WILL YIELD.

[Unknown]: HE YIELDSMENT I WOULD SAY THIS IS MORE IMPORTANT, BECAUSE IT HAS TO DO WITH THE REDSKINS. [ LAUGHTER ] I WOULD ASK THAT THE GENTLEMAN, IS HE AWARE THERE ARE FOUR SPORTS TEAMS IN THE DC AREA, NONE OF WHICH ARE LOCATED IN VIRGINIA. THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN. MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD RESPOND TO THE GENTLEMAN BY SAYING, HAVING SPENT TIME GROWING UP IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, AND HAVING LOVED EVERY SPORTS TEAM IN THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA AREA, I MUST CONFESS THAT I, MUCH LIKE THE SENATOR FROM FAIR TAX CITY, AM -- FAIRFAX CITY AM DEPRESSED NONE OF THOSE TEAMS ARE IN THE VIRGINIA AREA. SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX. ANOTHER QUESTION. YOU YIELD? CERTAINLY. I ASK THE GENTLEMAN DO NOT ALL THESE SPORTS TEAMS ACTUALLY MARKET THEIR TEAMS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, AND DO THEY NOT MARKET PARTICULARLY SEASON TICKETS TO PERSONS LIVING IN VIRGINIA. SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN. I WOULD ANSWER THE GENTLEMAN BY SAYING I ASSUME, HAVING NOT BEEN THERE IN A WHILE THEY DO THAT. I THINK THEY MARKET IT ALL OVER THE PLACE, MARYLAND, DC, VIRGINIA, DELAWARE. THEY EASTBOUND MARKET THOSE SEASON -- EVEN MARKET THOSE IN MY AREA IN LOVELY, BEAUTIFUL SOUTH SIDE VIRGINIA. SENATOR? FURTHER QUESTION. WOULD THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR AN ADDITIONAL QUESTION. I WILL YIELD. HE YIELDS. I ASK THE GENTLEMAN, DON'T THOSE TEAMS JUST LIKE ANY PRIVATE BUSINESS HAVE A RIGHT TO ENTER A CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENT WITH A TICKET PLATFORM SUCH AS A STUBHUB, OR SOME OTHER PLATFORM, IN ORDER NO MARKET THEIR PRODUCT, JUG LIKE ANY OF US HAS A RIGHT TO MARKET OUR PRODUCT. SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN. MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD AGREE WITH THE GENTLEMAN. FURTHER QUESTION. WOULD THE GENTLEMAN YIELD? HE'S THINKING ABOUT IT. HE YIELDS, SENATOR. WOULD NOT THIS BILL, IF WE PASS IT, AS IT IS RIGHT NOW, BASICALLY INVALIDATE THAT AGREEMENT, IT WOULD NO LONGER BE AN EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT, NOW THEY WOULD BASICALLY HAVE TO MAKE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO ANY TICKET BROKER FOR RESALE, SECURIZING, COMMODITYIZING, DALLAS COWBOYS WANT TO BUY UP ALL THE TICKET. THEY HAVE TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE, DO THEY NOT? I WOULD ANSWER THE GENTLEMAN I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE. THIS REALLY IS NOT ABOUT SCALPING LARGE COMPANIES IN THE RESALE MARKETS, OR BOX BUYING UP TICKETS. -- BOTS BUYING UP TICKETS. THIS IS ABOUT PRESERVING THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT THAT IF WE TO OUR FRIENDS, GIVE THEM AWAY BUY TICKETS, WE CAN GIVE THEM TO CHARITY TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR FAVORITE CHARITABLE CAUSE. THE THING, MR. PRESIDENT, THAT GETS ME, WE ARE NOT -- WE ARE TAKING THE HANDCUFFS OFF THE CONSUMER, THE FAN, WE ARE NOT PUTTING HANDCUFFS ON THE COMPANY. SO QUITE FRANKLY, MR. PRESIDENT, I WILL EVEN SAY THAT THOSE COMPANIES THAT YOU BUY THE TICKETS FROM, LIKE A TICKETMASTER, YOU CAN SELL IT BACK TO THEM, BECAUSE THEY WON'T LET YOU TRANSFER IT. YOU GO UP THERE, THEY WON'T LET YOU TRANSFER IT. TWO THINGS HAPPEN. ONE, THEY ARE TAKING 20% OFF THE TOP OF WHAT YOU PAID FOR IT. SO IF YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, PAID $100 FOR A TICKET, IF YOU GET AT THAT TICKET, AND THEY WILL TRY TO RESELL IT AFTER THEY HAVE SOLD THE OTHER TICKETS. YOU GET $80 BACK. THAT AIN'T RIGHT. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. [ LAUGHTER ] SPEAK TO THE BILL. YOU HAVE THE FLOOR, SENATOR. MR. PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, I DON'T -- I MAY NOT KNOW A LOT ABOUT RELIGION, BUT I HAVE BEEN A REDSKINS SEASON TICKET HOLDER SINCE 1999. I REMEMBER THE DAYS YOU HAD TO GO DOWN TO THE STADIUM TO PICK THEM UP BACK IN THE OLD DAYS. THE TEAM, LIKE A LOT OF SPORTS TEAMS, AND LIKE A LOT OF GROUPS, WHETHER IT'S MUSIC CONCERT, WHETHER IT'S A PLAY, ON BROADWAY, THEY HAVE THEIR MEANS OF DELIVERING TICKETS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. AND THERE IS A REASON FOR IT. BECAUSE SOMETIMES THEY WANT THOSE TICKETS TO GO TO THE PUBLIC. THEY DON'T WANT IT TO BE BOUGHT UP BY BROKERS. AND THEY HAVE A SPECIALIZED VENDORS THAT THEY USE. AND FOR EXAMPLE, THE REDSKINS YOU DON'T LIKE IT, YOU DON'T USE STUBHUB. HAVE TO BUY THEIR TICKETS, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS, WE'RE TELLING PEOPLE HOW TO RUN THEIR BUSINESS HERE. AND I KNOW FOLKS WHO SAY WE SHOULDN'T SPEND MONEY TO BRING SPORTS TEAMS INTO VIRGINIA. YOU MAY BE RIGHT. LET'S NOT PASS LAWS THAT SAY LET'S NOT PASS LAWS THAT SAY YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE, BECAUSE THIS IS BASICALLY A BILL THAT IS INTERFERING WITH THEIR RIGHT OF CONTRACT AS TO HOW THEY DISTRIBUTE TICKETS, BASKETBALL, ICE HOCKEY, YOU AND, AGAIN, YOU KNOW, I CAN NAME IT. TELL YOU THAT RIGHT NOW, IF YOU WANT TO BUY A TICKET TO A GAME, IT'S PR YET I DARN EASY -- PRETTY DARN EASY TO DO. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE COMPLETE CHAOS, PASS A BILL LIKE THIS AND HAVE 200,000 PEOPLE SHOW UP AT A STADIUM ALL CLAIMING TO BE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS. IT IS GOING TO BE CHAOS. I THINK THE SYSTEM AS IT IS RIGHT NOW WORKS WELL. SURE, IT'S EASY TO LAMPOON, YOU CAN SAY SOME DELEGATE DIDN'T GET TO GO TO AN IRON MAIDEN CONCERT OR WHAT HAVE YOU. NO -- WHO KNOWS. BUT THE BOTTOM LINE, THE FOLKS WHO ARE SELLING THIGHS -- THESE TICKET, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN OR PRO FOOTBALL, THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO DELIVER THE TICKETS TO THEIR FANS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS, AND WE SHOULDN'T BE INTERFERING IN THAT RELATIONSHIP, WHICH IS WHAT I THINK WE'RE TRYING TO DO HERE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL SENATE BILL 1425 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE. OPPOSED NO. VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 35, NO'S 5. AYES 35, NO'S 5. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 1512. THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR SUROVELL.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): THANK YOU. SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BILLS YOU ARE GOING TO HEAR THIS YEAR. MY BINGO BILL. BASICALLY JUST SAYS IF A BINGO MATCH IS KNOCKED OUT BECAUSE OF SEVERE WEATHER EVENT OR RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY, THAT ANOTHER BINGO GAME CAN BE RESCHEDULED. THERE IS ONE BINGO HATER ON THE COMMITTEE THAT HATED IT. I GUESS THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM LOUDOUN MUST AB BINGO CALLER BECAUSE HE ABSTAINED. I HOPE THE BODY WILL SUPPORT THE MEASURE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU. QUESTION IS, SHALL SENATE BILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, OPPOSED NO. VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: OOH -- AYES 38, NO'S 2. AYES 38, NO'S 2. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 1574. SENATOR FROM MECKLENBURG, SENATOR RUFF.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. MOVE THE BILL PASS. SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): THIS BILL REVISITS THE STRUCTURE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP. IT CODIFIES MANY OF THE CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE RECENTLY, AND IT REDUCES THE SIZE OF THE PARTNERSHIP BOARD WHILE BRINGING VARIOUS EXPERTISE TO THAT BOARD. I RENEW MY MOTION TO PASS.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. QUESTION IS, SHALL SENATE BILL THE BILL FROM MECKLENBURG, RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, OPPOSED NO. VOTE? SENATOR RUFF. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? MOVE THE BILL PASS. SPEAKING TO THE BILL. DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NO'S ZERO. THIS BILL REVISITS THE AYES 40, NO'S ZERO, THE STRUCTURE AND RESPONSIBILITIES BILL PASSES. OF THE VIRGINIA ECONOMIC SENATE BILL 1590. DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM IT CODIFIES MANY OF THE VIRGINIA BEACH, SENATOR CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE WAGNER. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE RECENTLY, AND IT REDUCES THE BILL PASS. SIZE OF THE PARTNERSHIP BOARD SPEAKING TO THE MEASURE. SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. WHILE BRINGING VARIOUS MR. PRESIDENT, THIS BILL EXPERTISE TO THAT BOARD. MERELY EXTENDS FROM TEN YEARS OLD TO TWELVE YEARS OLD THE I RENEW MY MOTION TO PASS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. AGE THAT THE HEALTH INSURANCE QUESTION IS, SHALL SENATE BILL COVERAGE WILL COVER FOR THOSE WITH SPECTRUM AUTISM DISORDER. RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, RENEW MY MOTION THE BILL PASS. OPPOSED NO.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. VOTE? THE QUESTION IS, SHALL SENATE BILL HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? 03:55:20.770 --> 03:55:26.341 >> SENATE BILL 1574. >> SENATOR, NO'S 2. >> AYES 38, NO'S 2. DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NO'S ZERO. AYES 40, NO'S ZERO, THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 1590. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, SENATOR WAGNER.

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE BILL PASS. SPEAKING TO THE MEASURE.

[Unknown]: SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach): MR. PRESIDENT, THIS BILL MERELY EXTENDS FROM TEN YEARS OLD TO TWELVE YEARS OLD THE AGE THAT THE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE WILL COVER FOR THOSE WITH SPECTRUM AUTISM DISORDER. RENEW MY MOTION THE BILL PASS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL SENATE BILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, OPPOSED NO. ARE ALL THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 34, NO'S 5. RULE 36-1. AYES 34, NO'S 5, RULE 36-1, THE BILL PASSES. UNCONTESTED CALENDAR, SENATE BILL ON FIRST READING. SENATE BILL 900. A BILL FOR ALL AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 780 OF THE 2016 ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, WHICH APPROPRIATED FUNDS FOR THE 2016-18 BIENNIUM, 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, SUBMITTED BY THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA TO THE PRESIDING OFFICER OF EACH HOUSE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF VIRGINIA, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 2.2-1509 CODE OF VIRGINIA. UNCONTESTED CALENDAR, SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON THIRD READING. SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT ALL OF THE SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON THIRD READING ON PAGES 38 THROUGH 41 OF THE CALENDAR, INCLUDING SJR 251, THROUGH SJR 340 BE PLACED ON THE FINAL PASSAGE IN THE BLOCK. ANY SENATOR WHO DESIRES TO REMOVE A RESOLUTION FROM THE BLOCK SHOULD PLEASE DO SO AFTER THE CLERK HAS READ THE NUMBER OF THAT RESOLUTION.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL THE SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON THE UNCONTESTED KAEL EN -- CALENDAR, PAGES 38 THROUGH 41, S.J.R. 251, THROUGH S.J.R. 3 40E, BE PLACED UPON THEIR FINAL PASSAGE IN THE BLOCK WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ANY SENATOR DESIRING A RESOLUTION REMOVED FROM THE BLOCK WILL DO SO AFTER THE CLERK HAS READ THE NUMBER OF THE RESOLUTION. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. OPPOSED NO. AYES HAVE IT. MOTION IS AGREED TO. RESOLUTIONS ARE BEFORE US IN THE BLOCK. CLERK WILL PLEASE READ THE NUMBER OF THE RESOLUTIONS.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 251. SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 268. SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 278. SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 279. SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 282. SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 284.

[Unknown]: SENATOR FROM STAFFORD. COULD THAT PLEASE COME OUT OF THE BLOCK.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, SJ.R. 284 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK.

[Unknown]: SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 285. SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 298. SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 340. THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL THE RESOLUTIONS BE AGREED TO. THAT IS ALL EXCEPT FOR S.J.R. 284 ON PAGE 40. ALL IN FAVOR OF AGREEING TO THE RESOLUTIONS SAY AYE. OPPOSED NO. AYES HAVE IT. RESOLUTIONS IN THE BLOCK ARE AGREED TO. RETURNING TO PAIGE 40 -- PAGE 40, S.J.R. NUMBER 284, THE SENATOR FROM STAFFORD, SENATOR STEWART. THANK U MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THE RESOLUTION BE ADOPTED. SPEAKING TO THAT. SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS IS A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT, IT DEALS WITH THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES OF VETERANS THAT WERE KILLED SERVING OUR COUNTRY. IT SLIGHTLY CHANGES THE DEF -- TO THOSE THAT DIED IN A COMBAT ZONE. WE ARE TRYING TO HELP GIVE RELIEF TO THOSE FOLKS THAT ARE FIGHTING FOR US OVERSEAS, BUT MAY GET KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT INSTEAD OF HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT. SO WITH THAT, MRT -- MR. PRESIDENT, THAT'S THE RESOLUTION, I HOPE Y'ALL WILL SUPPORT IT. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS, SHALL S.J.R.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, OPPOSED NO. ARE ALL THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? CHANGE DO ANY OF THE SENATORS HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NO'S 1. AYES 39, NO'S 1. THE RESOLUTION IS AGREED TO. REGULAR CALENDAR, SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON THIRD READING. SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 295, PROPOSING TO AMENDMENT OF INSTITUTION -- LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES. SENATOR FROM FAUQUIER COUNTY, SENATOR ROGUE -- VOGEL I MOVE THE RESOLUTION PASS. SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I THINK IT IS THE CASE THAT ALMOST EVERY PERSON IN THE CHAMBER HAS LOTS OF FOLKS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES TALK TO THEM ABOUT REGULATIONS. BUSINESS PEOPLE TALKED TO THEM ABOUT THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH WE ALL LIVE, SO LOTS OF PEOPLE HAD BROUGHT DIFFERENT MEASURES TO THIS BODY THIS YEAR, TO ADDRESS THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY, REGULAR TORI REFORM, OR REGULATORY ROLL BACK OPPORTUNITIES. AND THIS IS ONE SHOT AT DOING JUST THAT. THE REASON IT MUST COME IN THE FORM OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IS THAT IN ORDER FOR US TO DO IT IN THE WAY IN WHICH I PROPOSE, WHICH IS TO ALLOW THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO HAVE SOME OPTION TO EBB -- ENGAGE IN AND ROLL BACK REGULATIONS IS THAT THE ONLY WAY FOR IT TO BE CONSTITUTIONAL IS TO DO IT IN A INSTITUTION. REMOVE SOME COMPONENT FROM THOSE WHO ARE UNELECTED AND HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF DECISION-MAKING POWER, TO HAVE SOME OF THAT POWER TRANSFERRED TO THOSE OF US WHO ARE ELECTED, AND WHO ARE 100% ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PUBLIC. TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW REGULATIONS, AND WHAT ULTIMATELY ENDS UP HAPPENING IS WE WILL HEAR FROM A CONSTITUENT, WHO SAYS THIS IS A REGULATION THAT IS ENTIRELY ANTIQUATED, OBVIOUSLY, MAYBE UNDERMINING ITS OWN INTENDED PURPOSE ORIGINALLY, AND WHAT WE END UP DOING IS FIRING A LETTER OUT TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY ASKING FOR HELP OR SUPPORT. WHAT ENDS UP HAPPENING, IT IS A RATHER LONG -- THIS WOULD ALLOW US TO BE MUCH MORE RESPONSIVE AND GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THROUGH THIS BODY, TO ROLL BACK A THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT DOES. REGULATION. JUST THAT SIMPLE. SO WITH THAT, WOULD I ASK THE BODY PLEASE PASS THE RESOLUTION. THANK YOU. MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE TO OPPOSE THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. WHAT THIS DOES, MR. PRESIDENT, IS MAKE A RADICAL CHANGE.
THE SENATE AMENDMENT IS ACCEPTED. HOUSE BILL 2248, A BILL TO CREATE A OUTWAY PLAN... SUPPORTED RESOURCES AND REPEAL CHAPTERS 49 AND 500. THE BILL PASSED FEBRUARY 3, AND SUBSEQUENTLY PASSED SENATE WITH SUBSTITUTE WHICH IS NOW BEFORE US. MR. JONES. DID SUCH AN OUTSTANDING JOB WITH THAT LAST BILL, I'M GOING TO ASK THAT WE REJECT THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE. THEY ADDED A FEW ITEMS TO THIS BILL AND WE WILL WORK THEM OUT IN CONFERENCE SO I WOULD ASK THAT WE REJECT THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): SHALL THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE BE ACCEPTED. CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 0, NOS 95. 0-95. THE SENATE SENATE SUBSTITUTE IS NOT ACCEPTED. TURN TO PAGE 19 OF THE PRINTED CALENDAR. HOUSE BILL 2291, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE WITH ELECTRIC UTILITY REGULATION COVERING COSTS OF MODIFICATIONS TO NUCLEAR POWER GENERATING FACILITIES. BILL PASSED THE HOUSE JANUARY 22, SUBSEQUENTLY PASSED SENATE WITH AMENDMENT WHICH IS BEFORE US. MR. KILGORE. MR. SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, THIS HAS TO DO WITH DOMINION'S NUCLEAR UNITS AT NORTH ATLANTA AND SURI. AFTER DISCUSSIONS WITH THE ADMINISTRATION ON THE SENATE FLOOR, IT WAS AMENDED WITH TWO REENACTMENT CLAUSES. THE FIRST AMENDMENT MAKES CLEAR THAT NO RATE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE UNDER THIS PROVISION COULD BE FILED UNTIL 2020, AND THEN THE SECOND AMENDMENT, WHICH IS THE THIRD CAUSE, MAKE SURE THERE WOULD BE NO DOUBLE COUNTING BETWEEN THE BASE RATES AND ANY RATE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE FILED IN 2020. IT WOULD BE THE PLEASURE OF THE HOUSE TO ACCEPT THE SENATE AMENDMENTS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): SHALL THE SENATE AMENDMENT BE ACCEPTED? CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 92, NOS 1. 92-1. THE SENATE AMENDMENT IS ACCEPTED. HOUSE BILL 2318, A BILL TO