02/16/2015 House Proceedings

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Minutes

Called to order at 12 m. by William J. Howell, Speaker

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by The Reverend Dr. Charles D. Whitlow, Lead Pastor, The Community Church, Ashburn

Delegate Cox led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Journal for Friday, February 13, 2015, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
House bill passed with Senate amendment: HB 1843
House bills passed with Senate substitutes: HBs 1275, 1276, 1891
House bills passed: HBs 1291, 1340, 1345, 1459, 1483, 1567, 1701, 1704, 1711, 1716, 1724, 1727, 1741, 1844, 1892, 2047, 2222, 2273
Senate bill, House substitute agreed to: SB 1032
House joint resolution agreed to: HJR 795

Committee reports
From Education: SBs 712S, 805A (referred), 1021, 1206S, 1223, 1236, 1293, 1339, 1354S, 1386S (referred)
From Finance: SBs 741S, 872, 1010, 1012, 1040As, 1070, 1161S, 1177A, 1229, 1401
From Science and Technology: SBs 814As, 1038 (referred), 1121, 1385As

Motion by Delegate Hester to adjourn in honor and memory of Patricia Godbolt White agreed to

HJR 815 taken up and agreed to

Resolutions presented and laid on Speaker's table pursuant to House Rule 39(a)

CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 861 - Passed by for the day
SB 702 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 792 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 803S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 817 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 895 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 947 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 956 - Moved to Regular Calendar
SB 1058 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 1106 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 1111 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 1117 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 1218 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 1330 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 1430S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 1041 - Passed (Y-85 N-14)
SB 759 - Passed (Y-73 N-26)
SB 1019S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-96 N-3)
SB 1240 - Passed (Y-75 N-23)
SB 938S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-99 N-0)
SB 944 - Passed (Y-90 N-6)
SB 1018 - Passed (Y-69 N-29)
SB 956 - Passed (Y-77 N-21)

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 690
SB 695A
SB 749
SB 755
SB 773
SB 816
SB 842
SB 848
SB 868
SB 889
SB 936A
SB 940
SB 1014
SB 1050
SB 1062A
SB 1092
SB 1155
SB 1176
SB 1184
SB 1190A
SB 1191
SB 1194S
SB 1214
SB 1217A
SB 1238
SB 1245
SB 1257
SB 1258
SB 1276
SB 1301S
SB 1311
SB 1361
SB 1424S

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 744A
SB 801S
SB 871A
SB 931
SB 935
SB 948
SB 965S
SB 986
SB 1066S
SB 1130
SB 1137A
SB 1168S
SB 1195S
SB 1237
SB 1247A
SB 1355
SB 1358
SB 1443S

SENATE BILL READ FIRST TIME AND REFERRED
SB 800 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations

Committee report
From Courts of Justice: SB 888As (referred)

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 1:11 p.m. to meet Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 12 m.

Transcript

What follows is a transcript of this day’s session that was created as closed-captioning text, written in real time during the session. We have made an effort to automatically clean up the text, but it is far from perfect.

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House will come to order. Members please take their seats. Sargent at arms.

The House is now in session all persons not entitled to privileges on the floor please retire to the gallery.

The members will rise and be led in prayer by Reverend dr. Charles d whitlow, lead pastor in community church in ashburn and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the united states of america led by gentleman from Colonial Heights, mr. Cox.

Let us pray. Dear father, let it be good that thanksgiving be made on all people, but especially for leaders and government officials. Directions they set, decisions they make affect our ability to lead peaceful, quiet, and godly lives. So I pray for these, our representatives that you would give them knowledge of the truth that they'd desire this with their hearts and minds, recognizing your offer announced to us many centuries ago by isaiah through the inspiration of your spirit. To us, a child is born. To us, a son is given. May these who hold positions of authority receive your gift of expert council. Devine strength, and ever lasting family. And in all-encompassing Peace. Grant them the help of your holy spirit. This, I pray according to your will and through the name of jesus, your son, amen. [ reciting pledge of allegiance ]

Members will answer roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board.

Clerk will close the roll.

Mr. Speaker a quorum is present.

I've examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for February 13th, 2013. Does the clerk have announce manies?

First, deadline for committees to act on any revenue bills is tomorrow, midnight meaning Wednesday will be a stop-start day. Please stand accordingly we'll likely have to be back on floor several different times, this afternoon, at 2:30, 2:45 pages will be here having House page debate if members scheduled' permit and would like to be here I 'm sure they'd appreciate support. Mr. Speaker, that completes announcements I have.

Gentleman from Scott mr. Kilgore.

Rise for the purpose of an introduction.

Gentleman May proceed.

Mr. Speaker, we have a group of students here learning about the legislative process they're in the gallery.

Delighted to have students from great southwest with us today. Hope you enjoy your time here at the capitol. Gentleman from spotsylvania, mr. Cole.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, rise for rise for the purpose of an introduction.

Gentleman May proceed.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House today we have a large contingent from the fredericksberg area, stafford, spotsylvania visiting with us today. I don't know if they're in the gallery or House rooms, in the gallery, I invite to you stand and I hope we'd welcome them to the capitol today.

Good to see friends from fredericksberg area, hope you enjoy your time down here.

Gentle woman from bedford, miss Byron.

Thank you, mrs. I like to request to take the center aisle for a presentation. Ask Delegate Garrett join me.

Gentle woman from bedford.

Mr. Speaker, I ask the clerk to pull up House joint resolution 795, adopted by the House on February 12th.

Clerk will record a resolution.

House joint resolution 795.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. During most sessions we're privileged to have virginians honored in this chamber, today we have someone we're honoring that is not only remarkable for achievements but is a inspiring young woman. Kanika Davis is the reigning miss wheelchair Virginia, 27th woman to earn that title. As all of us can see, she wears her crown with humility and grace, holding degrees from Radford university and liberty university, devoting her live to serving others and works as a transition counselor for department of aging and rehabilitative services her platform has been life beyond limits, something she's promoted and embodied the woman honor with theed title of mitts wheelchair Virginia spends the year representing virginians with disabilities and serving as a role model of courage and hope. Kanika has done just that for a year now, and her inspiration will last long beyond her reign ski the House to join me in honoring miss wheelchair Virginia so she can get her wheels home before the snow comes. Kanika Davis.

Miss Davis, we're honor to have had you with us, truly honored and thank you for all you do for the commonwealth and wish you the best in continuing those efforts, thanks for joining us today.

The gentleman from Norfolk.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of privilege.

Gentleman has the floor.

Thank you. Continuing with Black history month theme. This Friday, this body passed House joint resolution 799 honoring the life of patricia godbolt white. Born on the 4th of July, she was a Norfolk citizen, a good neighbor, a respected colleague, a sorority sister and dear friend. For those who knew her personally we'll carry her in our hearts, but history will remember her as one of a Norfolk 's 17. One of the 17 children who integrated nor folk public schools almost 60 years ago. Before she was 17, she was one of the 150 children who, in 1958 had to apply to attend one of the white high schools and junior high schools in Norfolk. The children were given tests and stern interviews then, she was chosen to be one of six Black children to attend norview high school, my alma mater. She went to school that year, she along with other 16 were met by angry faces, cruel remarks and isolation. Her english teacher gave her an f for a single capitol error. She had good grades but honor society members told her students had voted against her membership. One morning someone threw a knife at her as she entered the school education was free, she once said, but it wasn't free to us we paid the Price. She graduated from norview high school with honors she would be the first Black child to graduate from a formerly all-white public school in the commonwealth. She was afraid someone would shoot her to prevent the smooil mile stone. I prayed it would rain for graduation, that way, only invited guests would be aloud to attend. After high school, she graduated, she became the first african american woman to attend and later graduate from washington college in chestertown, maryland with a bachelor's degree in biology, she became a science teacher and earned her masters in urban studies at Norfolk state university. She held memberships in professional, civic and educational organizations as a local, state and national levels she was a member of delta sigma sorority and published three books and a collection of poetry entitled evolution of esprit depg. She taught at booker t high school in Norfolk over four decades and the chair of the science department. She was my mentor when I was a young educator and continued to lift me up and inspired me in all days to follow a few years ago, as vice mayor of Norfolk I had the honor of participating in an event to honor the Norfolk 17 mrs. White gave us an assignment. She said our youth don't know the Price we paid. You tell the story lest we forget. Tell our story. Today, it is my honor to tell her story today. I ask when the House adjourns, it adjourns in the memory of patricia godbolt white, a noble citizen of our commonwealth, thank you.

The gentleman from Norfolk moves when the House adjourn it adjourn in the honor and memory of ms. White. Those in favor of the motion please rise the motion is agreed to.

Gentleman from Virginia beach, mr. Stolle.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.

Gentleman May state it.

On page four of the calendar May Senate bill 956 be moved to regular calendar?

Without objection Senate bill 956 to regular calendar.

Mr. Ware.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.

Gentleman has the floor.

Today, members of the 18th class of the leadership enterprise are visiting the capital and if they are in the gallery, I ask members of the leadership enterprise to stand for two decades, the group has sponsored yearly classes inviting 25 county sit tens to meet with community leaders for purpose of discussing local issues. Class members and their chair are met this morning with a delegation including Delegate Farrell, Senator Garrett and myself, they're here in gal riz or some May be elsewhere is the building please join me in saluting their civic activism.

Pleased to see visitors and we thank you for your commitment to your community.

Gentleman from loudoun, mr. Ramadan.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, mr. Speaker, I rise for two introductions.

Gentleman May proceed.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House we're led in prayer by pastor charlie whitlow, seener pastor of the community church, joined by his wife, jill, as well as several members of the congregation. Founding pastor arly whitlow moved to sterling, Virginia in 1982 to begin community church. The first service was held back in 1982 with 35 people in attendance there was neither church nor a building. Today, community church serves loudoun residents with a private school over 750 students, summer camp over 900 kids and a food panry that feeds over 400 families per month and 4,000 parishioners call community church home. It's a nondenominal church meaning everyone is welcome please join me in welcoming pastor whitlow and members of the community church to the House today.

Gentleman from loudoun.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, mr. Speaker, today in the capitol we have over 100 residents from the 87th district that are roaming around enjoying a day at mr. Jefferson's capitol. They include people that are part of the congregation of community church, I see a few in the gallery as they stand. We also have children from pine brook elementary school and rosa lee carter school who have submitted art hung on the 7th floor and enjoy by the many. Please join me in welcoming them to mr. Jefferson's capitol.

Delighted to have residents from 87th district visiting with us today. Gentle woman from Richmond City, mr. Speaker mis-quinn.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, I rise for an announcement.

Gentle woman has the floor. Thank you, mr. Speaker, mr. Speaker, members of the House I rise to announce and invite there, would be a bipartisan fight against cancer hosted by Senator frank roth and myself. We want to invite you to come be a part of that on Friday, it's cancer caucus, location where the meeting will be held at five west conference room, Friday February 20th at 9:00 a.M. And this is an opportunity for members to share information about cancer related legislation, as well as a forum for members to hear from the health care experts on latest cancer research taking place in Virginia. The past speakers and they will be there on Friday, will be representative from the bcu massy cancer center, Hampton university, pro tone therapy center and Virginia action coalition. Again, we want toin viet you to come, be a part of that at 9:00 a.M Friday, February 20th at the five west conference room, thank you, mr. Speaker.

Gentleman from hanover, mr. Fowler.

Thank you, mr. Speaker I rise for a request.

Ge May state it.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to call up House joint resolution 815 out of order.

The clerk will report a reese resolution.

House joint resolution commending herbert ridgeway Collins.

Gentleman from hanover.

Mr. Speaker, I move the resolution be adopted.

Those in favor say aye.

Those opposed, no. Resolution is agreed to.

The gentleman from Suffolk, mr. Jones.

Mr. Speaker I rise for a brief.

Mr. Speaker, I thought things went smoothly, we're moving along today but I meant to, but over 50, I for get to thank sharon crouch slidell and her staff, and House clerk for putting the budget amendments on I hi. Those who have been here notice we improved it every year. And last year was the first year we had them available electrically for members to say for the goal of having transparency when we act on things I want to commend our staff and our clerk, gary for their great work. Let's give them a round of applause.

Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Surovell.

Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege.

Gentleman May proceed.

Ladies and gentlemen of the House we had a great day in Fairfax. I just wanted to share about it with you. I think we're aware that the men and women of our armed forces bare the burden of safeguarding our country and many return home strengthened by the military experience but not everyone of them comes back the way they left since 2004, number of veterans treated for mental illness and depression increased by 38%. It is estimated out of 2.3 million veterans, about 460,000, or 20% come back with post traumatic stress disorder or major depression a decisionally, about one in six veterans serve in operation enduring freedom and iraqi freedom suffer from substance abuse issue. And left untreated these disorders often result in involvement with Virginia 's criminal justice system. Another problem we're seeing more and more, as our body armors become better and see guys come back with traumatic brain injuries. And it has been reported by 19% of veterans who come back. And as we see this more and more, we're seeing more people get caught up in the criminal justice system n response to that, you've seen is that recognition of this within our criminal justice system. In buffalo, new york, in 2008, judge robert russell noticed increase in criminal justice cases involving veterans and set up what he called a drug cord and mental health docket and partnered with veterans resources to help guys coming back from broad to get them through the criminal justice system in a way differently than other people you started to see the trend grow. In fact, in 2011, we passed House bill 1691 patroned by Delegate Stolle and parallel bill, Senator Miller authorized courts to set up specially directed at veterans, today there are over 120 and they involve collaboration with materials in drug courts and partner with the state department of vet centers vfws, department of labor and come with a fine veteran mentors and find other services that are only yuk yeekly available to vets. Now, in Fairfax County, we have a lot of large military facilities, we are next to the pentagon. And we have a lot of veterans returning back to Fairfax County evidencing these problems in light of that, one of our court judges, a marine core veteran set up a treatment docket in Fairfax County. And on Thursday, they had their kickoff. And the Fairfax County veterans treatment docket involves collaboration with the fort bellvor hospital, with all kinds of services available to vets. We have a wounded warrior program there and all kinds of veterans willing and able, and ready to try to mentor people through issues. It come biens treatment and accountability to veterans facing incarceration. Only way to get on this docket is one, with agreement of the commonwealth attorney, and two, you have to sign a contract with specific terms and conditions that you have to comply with in order to get a reduced sentencing outcome. And to come to court and you're monitored studies have shown when you provide vets with these supports, during the probation process, that he reduce recidivism by 20%. We're very excited by this. And I think it's going to pay great dividends because it's good for their families, them, good for taxpayers and it honors service to the country for which they would not have come back burdened. We also have this year, mr. Speaker, Senate bill 904, patroned by Senator Puller. Many of you know his history with veterans issues or family history and what she, and her family experienced through the vietnam war. Her bill seeks to create greater incentive for other localities. But mr. Speaker, if we're going to be the most veteran-friendly state, these are the program wez need to offer to men and women who served us abroad I encourage everybody to go back to their localities and urge courts to adopt these programs I think they're going to prove to be very successful. Thank you, mr. Speaker.

Gentleman from Newport News, mrs. Bacote.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, I rise for a introduction and a point of personal privilege. I have the honor of welcoming ladies from the oldest african american sorority. You'll see them in pink and green. That's us the sister hood founded on the campus of howard university 107 years ago. A small group of college-educated women determined to use their college educations in a meaningful and productive way to change their society. The dream still lives on, through the current members of alpha kappa alpha. We fight for issues such as health management and awareness, voting rights, and additionally, narg yaltly targeted issues impacting social, and political justice. Many women have become members of alpha kappa alpha and are very, have varied back grounds. Rosa park, he liz benl kolbert, president of the u.S. Committee of funics. Former Delegate of the 95th district, Senator and Virginia chair, Locke. They May be in the gallery I want to commend them for taking time out of their busy schedules to come and meet their legislatures and express their concerns for the great commonwealth. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, please just give them a warm welcome. Thank you very much.

Delighted to have the sisters here today and hope they enjoy their time in the capitol. Gentleman from Chesapeake, mr. Liftwich.

Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.

Gentleman May state it.

I request Senate bill 861 by for the day?

Buy -- by for the day.

Mr. Speaker I rise for a introduction.

Gentleman May proceed.

Today with us we have visitors from Virginia beach jcs. Joining them is the champion of the surfing championships, ranked 14th in the world and if they'd rise, there they are. Jcs join as junior chamber serve their community and comprised of men and women from 21-40 serve as the second oldest continuously running surfing contest in the world and named top 20 events and the event generating between 15 to $20.6 million for the city of Virginia beach. I'd like toin viet everyone to next year's championships in Virginia beach and I ask the House give these visitors a warm welcome.

Delighted to have jc's with us. Good to see my old friend tony. We spent a lot of time in the pipeline out in hawaii. Gentleman from giles, mr. Yost.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. I rise for personal privilege.

Gloe.

Today is george washington's birthday. We're all going to buy new appliances and cars and everything else today. Aside that, president washington was a great man, a former of industrial hemp, but accomplished many great things not least was being elected to the House of delegates at age 26. I was elected at age 25, I was pleased to up the president by one year. Reflecting on the great men and women who have built our common wealth, it's important to look to the next generation. Over the weekend, when I was rising the Richmond times dispatch an op-ed caught my eye, saying milenill push past. Both suffer from stereo types. Republicans are considered old, out of touch and not inclusive. It's time to push past these stereo types. Secondly, milenialls are ready for a serious conversation about the future of our state. These are written by young republicans they're the most diverse and educated generation in the history of our nation. I agree it's time fof a serious discussion about the future of our state. You cannot have that conversation unless you involve us, the young people of the future. Before you can have a serious conversation, though, have you to know what matters to me and people of my age. We're worried about jobs, economy, and long term economic growth. We've experienced the highest sustained youth unemployment since world war ii. We're concerned about student debt and rising costs of higher education when I graduated from Radford I did not have a lot of student debt because I worked during graduate work. But today, students are borrowing over $1 billion a year and student debt is over $1 trillion. Lastly, mr. Speaker, the changing world of technology are a huge concern to our age group. We're the first generation to grow up with internet their entire adult lives we all e mail, facebook twitter, and used to have my space our lives are online. But still deserve privacy and are concerned about the role of the federal government and how it can reach our every day lives. I think the session we've made progress in all three of those issues jobs and unemployment are the issues that matter to us. House of delegates made progress this year and like Delegate Rust, we're working to make college more affordable through Delegate Cox legislation to cap student athletic fee and my good buddy, Delegate Rush, creating bigger flat-fee degrees in high demand fields and we're working to strengthen privacy protections in an ever changing world. So Delegate Peace 's bill to protect social media pass words from employers through a bill to limit amount of data collected from license plates. But at the end of the day, the government sdbt need to know I 'm going to taco Bell at 12:00 midnight. This is a good start z I 'm proud of the steps on these issue that's matter to peers and next generation. I look forward to having a serious conversation about the future of your state. Thank you, mr. Speaker.

Gentleman from loudoun, mr. Greason.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, I rise for ums rise for the purpose of an introduction.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, I welcome jack and jill to america. I ask they please stand if they're in the gallery. Jack and jill is a organization of mothers and children ages 2-19 dedicating to strengthen children through leadership service. With jack and jill is benita bs biaz. Please join me in welcoming jack and jill of america.

Gentleman from Virginia beach, mr. De-steph.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, mr. Speaker, I rise for introduction.

Gentleman May proceed.

Mr. Speaker today we have members of the professional republican network. Rpn, led by bruce and connie mier traveled from Virginia beach. Republican professional network founded to give republican business professionals an opportunity to network as well as work together to help promote a pro business fiscally responsive government at all levels and helps support candidates for office, and fellow members in Hampton roads and throughout the commonwealth. I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to give folks a House warm welcome and a round of applause.

Pleased to seat guests from Virginia beach today. Thank you for taking time to come up to visit with us. Appreciate it. Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39? If not the clerk will call calendar.

Calendar for Virginia House of delegates for Monday, February 16th, 2015, page one of the printed calendar, Senate bills on third reading uncontested calendar. 861 taken by for the day. Page two, Senate bill 702 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to antique vehicle exhaust systems, noise, reporting to committee on transportation.

Gentleman from Campbell, mr. Ferris.

Yes, sir. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 702 is the same bill that I have had to, I know you remember dealing with the exhaust systems of antique vehicles this clarifies the exhaust systems of the vehicles manufactured prior to 1950 with an engine comparable to standard equipment just prevent excessive and unusual noise. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to pass this bill.

Senate bill 902 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the street into secondary state highway system reporting to committee on transportation.

Gentleman from mr. Rust.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. This bill changes currently a concern category of streets in use for 20 years and prior to 1992. Which this, what this bill does is simply eliminates the bill, the date of 1992, and says that these streets have to be used for 20 years. It keeps us from having to come back every year, changing the date. The road must be upgraded to state standards, v dot said there is no fiscal impact. I'm not aware of opposition I ask the bill moved forward.

Senate bill 803 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to changing speed zones in school districts.

I thank you, mr. Speaker. I move the committee substitute.

Questions on adoption of the question substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to, gentleman from loudoun.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the ous, the amendment just adopted Senate bill 803 now conforms to my House bill 1531 passing this House 98-0 on February 3rd and allows counties to have authority to establish school zone safety crossing areas as possessed by counties, cities and towns. I move the bill pass.

Senate bill 817 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to prescription monitoring program.

Gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House this measure makes clear when there is important relevant information regarding an investigation where such information is needed by probation officers, or other individuals and law enforcement that that information shall be communicated I hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.

Thank you.

Senate bill 895, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to board of funeral directors and enbalmers.

The gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Mr. Speaker, members of the House, Senate bill 895 clarifies definition of enbalming that it means using chemical that's will preserve tissues of the body for a specific time. And it also deal yeets the requirement that examinations for licensing will be offered quarterly as this is an unnecessary burden. There aren't enough individuals applying for these to justify that, and adds mental or physical capacity as a cause for dismissal and loss of licensing and requirement license woz have to be signed bit president and secretary of the board. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.

Senate bill 947 a bill to amendment and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to foster care plans.

The gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Senate bill 947 remove requirement that the reason a child cannot go back to their home placement be put in a separate part of a plan and rather included in the plan that is provided to the foster family at the time of the placement. And the rationale being one, sometimes, those separate documents got misplaced but importantly, foster family, knowing circumstances that the child has come from, will be better able to address needs. Hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.

Turning to page four, Senate bill 956 has been moved to regular calendar accordingly. Senate bill 1058 related to chiropractic schools. Reporting from committee on health, welfare an institutions.

Gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Ladies and gentlemen, this puts in place a program for chiropractic care, allowing an individual prior to completing the requirements for independent liegs yensing to practice under supervision of a trained professional.

Senate bill relating to unclaimed remains of veterans, veterans service organizations.

Gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, sb 1106 makes clear in the instance of unclaimed cremations will be a mechanism where those will be communicated to a veteran organization for proper disposal. Hope it be the pleasure of the bod yes to pass the bill.

Senate bill 1111 a bill to amend and reenact two other sections of the section of the code of Virginia relating to Virginia board for people with disabilities, membership, powers and disabilities.

Gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Mr. Speaker, to speak to Senate bill 1111, this just puts great greater specificity in representation and does not change the size of the board but makes clear family members and care givers of individuals of stake holders will be included in the representation. I hope it be the pleasure of the bod yes to pass the bill.

Senate bill 1117 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to reports of suspected child abuse or neglect. Reporting to community on health, welfare and institutions.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House right now when there is a case of a child abuse suspicion, instance, social services is supposed to conclude their investigation within 45 days. There have been challenges in being able to do so. This just makes clear in particular as it relates to school personnel in the event they can't complete the investigation within the time line and potentially would need to be listed as unfounded so, this puts more fire to social services, to complete their investigation in a timely manner.

Senate bill 1218 relating to motor vehicle emissions and section program reporting to committee on transportation.

Gentleman from addison, mr. Scott.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Senate bill 1218 is identical to House bill 1341 passing this body unanimously this, exempts auto cycles from inspections, treats them to the way we treat motorcycles mr. Speaker, I move that the House pass Senate bill 1218.

Thank you.

Turning to page six of the printed calendar, Senate bill 1330 to repeal a section of the code of Virginia relating to references for board of rights of disabled and virginian was disabilities.

Gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Mrs., ladies and gentlemen of the House this is a co-commission recommendation bill. This particular section no longer relevant. Duties of the board state have had been replaced by other bodies so this just is a clean up. I hope the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.

And Senate bill 1430 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to salvage license with a substitute.

Gentleman from Virginia beach mr. Villanueva.

Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to, georgia from Virginia beach.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, it now conforms with my House bill prohibiting unlicensed businesses from advertising-

Shall the bills pass? Clerk will close the roll.

Aye, 99, no, 0. The bills are passed.

Continuing with today's calendar, Senate bills on third reading, regular calendar. Senate bill 1041 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to community policy and management teams.

Gentleman from hanover, mr. Peace.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House Senate bill 1041 sim already to House bill 2083 passed this body 87-0, February 3rd. What it will do is allow parents to have a referral to the team at dss when the family is in crisis rather than waiting for an agency referral. I move the bill pass.

Shall the bill pass?

Clerk will close the roll.

Aye, 85, no, 14. The bill is passed.

Senate bill 759 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to transient occupancy tax reporting to committee on finance.

The gentle woman from sussex.

Mr. Speaker?

Gentleman from taswell?

Mr. Speaker can Senate bill 759 by temporarily?

Without objection, by temporarily.

Senate bill 1019 relating to land preservation tax credit a substitute.

Gentleman from powhatan, mr. Ware.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.

Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That motion is agreed to, gentleman from powhatan.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, with adoption of the committee substitute we've conformed Senate bill 1019 to my how longs bill 1828 making changes in the way we offer land preservation tax credit. Lowers cap, lowers amount any individual can claim in a year and tightens the window in which claims can be made. House bill 1828 passed 96-4 February 10th. I move we pass the bill.

Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.

Aye, 96, no, three.

The bill is passed.

Senate bill 1240 a bill to amendment and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to transient occupancy tax.

Gentleman from taswell mr. Moorefield.

Mr. Speaker would it add bland and russell counties authorized to impose a transit occupancy tax for tourism purposes I move to pass the bill.

Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.

Aye, 75, no, 23. The bill is passed.

Turning to page eight of today's printed calendar. Senate bill 938 a bill to amend and reenact the code related to fire services with a substitute.

Gentleman from Virginia beach, mr. Stolle.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.

Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. Gentleman from Virginia beach.

Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 938 is the companion bill 1584 passing this chamber 99-0. Related to fire services. I move the bill pass.

Gentleman from from prince william.

Will the gentleman yield?

Gentleman yields.

Mr. Speaker on lines 2233 to 2865 there areference to authority to impose areas of the locality and assessment for covering services with this and other bill we've passed by the House ?

Mr. Chairman could the gentleman state the line number again?

2833, page 47 of 126-2857.

Mr. Speaker, answer the ge ntleman this is a revision of the terminology and code and taking current code and we have a find that code in different locations. There is no new policy.

Will the gentleman yield for a question?

I yield.

Gentleman yields.

So this provision here was written elsewhere in the code just under different language.

Mr. Speaker, moving the code to a new location that is not new policy.

Thank you very much.

Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.

Aye, 99, no, 0. The bill is passed.

Senate bill 944, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to home health and hospice organizations reporting requirements reporting to committee on health, welfare and institutions.

Mr. Speaker, lanl of the House, current stat yult require institutions report inappropriate conduct to the board this, just adds hospice groups and other organizations otherwise exempt from licensing I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.

Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.

Aye, 90, no, six. The bill is passed.

Senate bill 1018 a bill to amendment of code of Virginia relating to nursing.

Gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill is here because of action we took several years ago. Where we joined a national nursing compact. Now, the reason we did that several years ago is that it does allow Virginia nurses, licensed through the compact to go to any of the compact states and be able to practice. In that process, it allows the compact to set up certain qualifications on the nursing individuals to be a part. This legislation is a result of action taken by the compact board in what they feel is property for any nurses to be a part of the compact. What this bill would do is require that nurses would have to undergo background checks, state and federal history checks, in order to in order to continue in practice effective January, 2016. In our nurses are going to be able to continue to be a part of the compact, we have to pass this legislation. There are some who have concerns that once we start down this road, other allied health professions will come forward, wanting similar licensing requirements, background checks and things of that nature. That is both sides of it. At the end of the day, if Virginia nurses are going to be able to participate into a compact we authorize and participate in, we need to pass this legislation. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.

Gentleman from prince william, mr. Marshal.

Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman resume the floor for a question?

Gentleman yields.

Would anyone who had previously been credentialed under the criteria here lose their credentialing and could not practice in a state other than Virginia at this point?

Mr. Speaker, I would have to respond somewhat qualifying this answer is this is not my field of expertise I believe anyone who has begun practice under the current requirements would be able to continue to do so. However, no future nurses from Virginia would be able to go to one of those compact states and be able to practice without having to, at that juncture, comply with requirements established by that state. In order to be a member of the compact, as the board changes requirements every member's state must then ratify changes in order to remain a member of the compact.

Mr. Speaker? One more question.

Will the gentleman yield?.

I yield.

Gentleman yields.

If we don't agree to this, and there is a nurse practitioner who is otherwise qualified and fills conditions, could that individual from Virginia go to another state, or get a criminal background check here and be qualified to practice.

Mr. Speaker, my answer would be I 'm not sure if they would be automatically qualified I would say if we do not pass this bill, Virginia nurses will be able to continue to practice in Virginia exactly under the current standards that are out there. If they wish to go to a compact state, they would then have to comply with the requirements of that state, and there would be able to practice their trade in that state until they can comply with required provisions.

Thank you.

Shall the bill pass. Clerk will close the roll.

Aye 69, no, 29.

Mr. Speaker, returning to page four of the printed calendar, Senate bill 956. The bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related for penalties of over-height vehicles.

Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Rust.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, Senate bill 956 pertains to over heighth truck as tempting to use Hampton roads bridge tunnel. Some yearsing ao -- years ago, we instituted a merit point that had not worked now, when a truck goes to westbound tunnel in addition to the height, 13 feet, six inches they're flagged down and they have to stop, cause a huge back up in the roadway leading up to it. This bill says is that they can pull into the island and they can sit there until traffic is acleared and then they can go back the way they came. This bill says if they agree to that, then, there would be no penalty and it keeps traffic moving as best it can. There is no House bill similar to this, but it did pass the other body unanimously and passed transportation committee unanimously. I recommend passage of the bill.

Gentleman from Virginia beach, mr. Stolle.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, I asked members to vote against the bill. Trucks coming across Hampton roads bridge tunnel in order to turn them around, have you to stop, or direct traffic in both directions that truck is turned around at Rush -hour traffic, just stopping traffic for a few minutes can cause a back up for miles. So in order to turn the truck around, they don't just stop that truck. They turn on the red lights almost along the length of the bridge, then, probably maybe as many as ten cars before the truck stops traffic then individually wave cars through to get to truck and then, turned around. Currently that is a thousand dollar fine them. Have to stop traffic in the opposite direction and backs up there. It says this truck driver can go down there, force the two lanes to be backed up, and if they just agree to sit until after Rush hour traffic, interest tl is no penalty for that truck driver, knowingly driving down there with an oversized vehicle. I think this is the wrong direction to take. If we enforce penalties and fines we'll discourage the behavior rather than giving the truck drivers a free ride if they wait for a couple hours for traffic to slow down. Mr. Speaker, I ask to you vote against this bill.

Gentleman from Hampton has the floor.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I have said over and over again to people in Hampton, the best way, the best solution for our transportation problem is to never leave the city of Hampton. And that is the truth f we go east, Newport News, you're going to be stuck in that traffic. Lord have mercy if you ever try to leave the tip of that peninsula and go to Norfolk, Virginia beach side you're going to be stuck in traffic and it's going to be because of a truck stuck in traffic. Really holding up all of the traffic. I don't know if you realize that within a month's time, there is at least 40 trucks stuck in that tunnel. 40. That is more than once per day, someone -- traffic is stopped because of a truck stuck in that tunnel. And it's important for us to do something. Whatever we've been doing is not working right now. And he can tell you I 'd rather go to Newport News airport that has less flights, more expensive, than to go to Norfolk airport which is 20 minutes from my House. Might be 20 minutes, might be two hours the last five years I have missed two flights because of that tunnel traffic we've got to do something. And I just think we need to do something else I pup port the bill. I'm asking you to support it and I just want to go home.

Gentle woman from Norfolk, miss Hester.

I would like to ask the body to support the bill. As a resident on the other side of the tunnel what we have done has not worked and I don't see that a driver or a company would continue to send their trucks on Hampton boulevard, I mean, through the tunnel, and have to wait all of those hours. It's not good for business

Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.

Aye, 77, no, 21. The bill is passed.

Turning to page seven of the printed calendar, Senate bill 759 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to transit occupancy tax.

The gentle woman from sussex, miss Tyler

> Thank you, mr. Speaker, Senate bill 759 adds the town of aloway authorized to impose a transit occupancy tax of up to 5% within excess over 2% to be designated for the purpose of tourism. I hope the House will pass this bill.

Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.

Aye, 73, no, 26. The bill is passed.

Mr. Speaker, that completes the calendar.

Does the clerk have announcements or communications?

Announcements for the afternoon's committee meetings, the courts of justice committee will meet upon adjournment of the House here at the chairman's desk. That is a change in time. Subsequently, courts civil law subcommittee will meet one half hour after adjournment of the House. Also, this afternoon, the appropriations meeting today is cancelled. However, the transportation subcommittee will meet upon adjournment of the House in gab. That is a change in time. Then, appropriations higher ed subcommittee meeting is cancelled. No subcommittee today but the agriculture and testing and natural resources subcommittee will meet at 4:00 today. Transportation subcommittee three --

Mr. Speaker?

Gentleman from prince william?

Militia, police and public safety completed their work. All subcommittees are done.

Is not meeting. Apologize. That meeting is cancelled. Transportation subcommittee number three meeting at 4:00 in five east conference room. The hwi subcommittee number one meeting has been cancelled. And has northern Virginia delegation caucus. Remine the body this afternoon at 2:45 House page debate taking place in the chamber if you're so inclined and schedule permits. Looking ahead to tomorrow, depending on whether snow is here or not, sunrise caucus will meet at 6:30 a.M at sixth floor Senate leadership conference room. Conservative caucus meets at 7:30 in age floor conference room. Hnl, welfare and institutes subcommittee three meets at 8:00 in House room d. The education rereform subcommittee will meet at 9:00. The hwi subcommittee one meeting tomorrow has been cancelled. So none of that. Hwi will meet upon adjournment of the subcommittee, cancelled, I guess 8:00 subcommittee, so they'll meet at 8:15, 8:30 in House room d, a change in time. Transportation committee will meet at 9:30 tomorrow. This is a change in time. There will be meeting at 9:30 in House room c. Appropriations and secondary education subcommittee will meet at 10:00, and tomorrow, republican caucus will meet at 11:00 a.M House room one. That is a change in time. And democratic caucus will meet at 11:30 a.M in House room two. Mr. Speaker that, completes announcements at this time.

Gentleman from arlington, mr. Lopez.

Just one announcement. A meeting this afternoon Virginia environmental has been cancelled. Climate change, extreme weather event.

Gentleman from Colonial Heights, mr. Cox..

I move the House adjourn today to reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon.

Gentleman from Colonial Heights moves the House adjourns today and reconvenes tomorrow at 12:00 noon. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Motion is agreed to.

Gentleman from Colonial Heights mr. Cox?

Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now adjourn. Those in favor say aye. That motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until 12:00 noon, tomorrow. 12:00 noon, tomorrow.