02/23/2015 House Proceedings

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Minutes

Called to order at 11:00 a.m. by William J. Howell, Speaker

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by The Reverend William E. Moberly, Associate Pastor, St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Annandale

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leaves of Absence granted: Delegate Taylor

Journal for Friday, February 20, 2015, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
House bill, Senate insisted on amendments and requested Conference Committee: HB 2114
House bills, Senate insisted on substitutes and requested Conference Committees: HBs 1351, 1458, 1531
House bill, Conference report agreed to: HB 1928
Senate bills, House substitutes rejected: SBs 712, 1354, 1424
Senate bills, Senate acceded to House request for Conference Committees: SBs 675, 676, 892, 916, 1042, 1188, 1290
Senate bills, House amendments agreed to: SBs 814, 1040, 1137, 1177, 1385

Senate communication received
House bills passed with Senate amendments: HBs 1315, 1473, 1493, 1702, 1758, 1857, 1897, 2040, 2062, 2081, 2379, 2385
House bills passed with Senate substitutes: HBs 1296, 1560, 1896, 2071, 2384
House bills passed with Senate substitutes with amendments: HBs 1386, 1849
House bills passed: HBs 1284, 1318, 1332, 1333, 1424, 1433, 1446, 1460, 1532, 1538, 1553, 1593, 1625, 1653, 1656, 1663, 1682, 1699, 1756, 1761, 1834, 1893, 1898, 2025, 2051, 2056, 2061, 2128, 2204, 2292, 2308, 2397
House joint resolution agreed to: HJR 597

SBs 712, 1354, 1424 - House insists on substitutes and requests Committees of Conference

HBs 1351, 1458, 1531, 2114 - House accedes to Senate request for Committees of Conference

Committee reports
From Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: SB 1464
From Education: SB1122S

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

CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 1301S - Passed by for the day
SB 732S - Moved to Regular Calendar
SB 836 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
SB 839 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
SB 847S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Moved to Regular Calendar
SB 878 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
SB 930 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
SB 979 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
SB 1002S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
SB 1003 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
SB 1047S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
SB 1118 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
SB 1314S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
SB 1451 - Moved to Regular Calendar

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 1197S - Passed (Y-90 N-5)
SB 1262S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-97 N-0)
SB 750 - Passed (Y-90 N-7)
SB 996S - Passed by for the day
SB 1001S - Passed by for the day
SB 1049S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-62 N-34)
SB 1292 - Passed by for the day
SB 1381A - Delegate Orrock floor amendment agreed to, Passed (Y-95 N-2)
SB 1371S - Passed by for the day
SB 1448 - Passed (Y-96 N-2)
SB 732S - Passed by for the day
SB 847S - Passed (Y-87 N-11)
SB 1451 - Passed by for the day

HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS
HB 1360 - Passed by for the day

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 707A
SB 709A
SB 720S
SB 721S
SB 761S
SB 762A
SB 770A
SB 789
SB 815
SB 832S
SB 845S
SB 855
SB 860
SB 865S
SB 891A
SB 894
SB 908
SB 914S
SB 915
SB 1048
SB 1064
SB 1067
SB 1085
SB 1086
SB 1089
SB 1098
SB 1114
SB 1136
SB 1156
SB 1241A
SB 1264A
SB 1307S
SB 1312S
SB 1350
SB 1351
SB 1362

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 779S
SB 794S
SB 961
SB 1059A
SB 1084
SB 1196S
SB 1393A

SENATE BILLS READ FIRST TIME AND REFERRED
SB 1464 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

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.

> House will come to order. Members please take your seats. Sergeant at arms.

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

Members will rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend william e. Moeb early, associate pastor of united methodist church in annandale and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the united states of america led by Cox -- the gentleman from Colonial Heights.

I invite you to join me in the spirit of your faith as we begin the session with prayer. Let us pray. Gracious and loving God of all people, we give you thanks for this day and for the opportunity we have been entrusted with to serve our fellow citizens. We see your magnificent handiwork in the beauty that we find in every corner of this great commonwealth. You have lavishly bestowed your blessings on Virginia, and we are humbled to be caretakers of your creation. Keep us ever mindful that we are not the owners, but rather stewards in all good things come from you, and return to you. Pour out your spirit upon us and grant us wisdom as we taken the work of the people. As humble servants, let us reflect your compassion and kindness as we work together for the betterment of those we serve. Lead us in the enactment of fair legislation that raises people up, and help us find ways to empower and free those we represent from dependency on anyone or anything but you, o lord. Search us, lord, and find within us a heart for selfless service, give us the courage to speak your truths. Be present with us in the difficult debates, and let us all remember that we are ultimately accountable to you. As we speak to do -- seek to do your will, help us make this God 's own country by living like God 's own people. May everything we do this day be pleasing in your sight. Sovereign lord, we know you by many names and we pray all these things to your honor and glory. I choose to pray this in the name of my lord and saviour, jesus christ, amen.

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Members will answer the roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. Clerk will close the roll. Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.

Pursuant to House rule 3, I am examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for February 20, 2015. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 are now in order. Does the clerk have any announcements or communications?

Several communications, mr. Speaker. Communication from the Senate, the Senate has rejected the House amendments to Senate bill 712, 1354, and 1424.

Gentleman from Colonial Heights, mr. Cox.

Mr. Speaker, I move the House incision on amendments and request a confer -- committee of conference.

As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. That motion agreed to.

Mr. Speaker, the Senate also has communicated their insistence on their amendments and requested a committee of conference on the following House bills. 1351, 1458, 153 is -- 1531 and 2114.

Gentleman from Colonial Heights, mr. Cox.

I move the House accede to the request for a committee of conference on the preachily reported legislation. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. That motion is agreed to.

> I with re -- would remind members the introduction of joint commending memorial resolutions is today at 5:00. Also today is the deadline for committee action except for unanimous consent. That completes the announcements I have.

Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Plum.

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

May proceed.

Ladies and gentlemen of the House, northern Virginia know about luther jackson middle school and for the information of those of you who do not, luther jackson middle school, kind of in the middle of our community, serves as a place where our school board meets, as well as where young people undertake middle school studies. The school actually opened back in 1954, as the first school, high school, that is, for Black students in Fairfax County. Prior to that time, Black students had to go to Manassas or into the district of columbia if they wanted to finish high school. Opening in 1954, the school was timely desegregated -- finally desegregated, as was other Virginia schools in 1965, and became then an intermediate school. I thought it was a moment in Black history month, mr. Speaker, I might go back and recall who was luther jackson. And it is interesting to note, luther jackson was really one of the forerunners of the civil rights movement in Virginia. He was born in 1892, a student of the teachings of booker t. Washington, and through washington's inspiration, went on to have a successful career in education. He was a firm believer in the ability of education to improve lives of african-americans. He received a bachelor of arts degree from physical -- fisk university and would receive a master's the columbia and finally university of chicago, where he studied under renowned historian a. B. Craven in 1928 he received his doctorate. He then moved to Virginia state, then the Virginia state industrial institute, now known as Virginia state university in 1922, where he taught until he passed away. Luther jackson's most important scholarly work was his dissertation entitled free negro property holdings in Virginia, 1830 to 1860, which he completed in 1942. The dissertation with reference to various property records, Deeds, wills and other information combatted the stereotype of free blacks in regard to property ownership, which was very important, considering then the movement of the lost cause among white intellectuals who tried to promote the notion that somehow slavery was beneficial to african-americans. In the same year, he published his dissertation, he joined other african-american scholars in supporting the monumental durham manifesto, which sought to oppose segregation. His biggest issue in civil rights was to disenfranchisement of african-americans. He created the Petersburg league of negro voters in 1935 to help restore voting rights and create better understanding of the voting procession. Eventually the group would grow and transform into the Virginia voters league in 1941, which sought voting equality throughout the commonwealth. One. Most important things the league did was to publish an annual report known as the Virginia status of negros in Virginia. Report detailed the status of voting rights, and educated citizens on how to register and vote. Notice now we are talking about these events occurring in the 1940s. Certainly a pioneer in the notion of civil rights. Dr. Jackson was able also to fight for civil rights in his own individual way. He wrote a weekly column based on various issues in the Norfolk journal and guide from 1942 to 1948. On one occasion he used the column to promote equalizing teacher salaries, which would eventually be rewarded through the efforts of thurgood Marshall and the naacp, and in the 1940 case, awe stin versus board of -- awe stin versus board of education. Dr. Jackson's most important role would be when he helped organize a conference of about 50 civil rights activists to sign a declaration that called for, quote, freedom from any discrimination bounded by law, which was held in thomas jefferson's monticello in November, 1948. Unfortunately, dr. Jackson would not live to see the eventual gains of the civil rights movement, as he died in 1950 in in Petersburg. His legacy lives on in the academic world and Virginia society. Proud that we named the school the luther jackson middle school in Fairfax. Thank you, mr. Speaker.

Thank you. [ applause ]

Gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Mr. Speaker, I request permission to take the center aisle and would ask that delegates Fowler, Delegate Cole, and Delegate Farrell would join me there, please.

Gentleman May proceed.

Gentleman from caroline.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. I am quite honored this morning to introduce to the body the presence of royalty in our midst. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, we have with us this morning miss patsy godly, known as many in the spotsylvania area as the lead of patsy and the country classics. If you want to hear some good patsy Cline, she does a great job of that.

Thank you, bobby.

But she's with us this morning because she was recognized this past year as miss senior Virginia, thereby giving her the right to go to atlantic city, where she was crowned, a la the tiara, miss senior america 2014. [ applause ]

Mr. Speaker, in addition to this great honor, she still works full-time in the defense industry, she's very active with her church, and responsibilities of this new title, she travels throughout the commonwealth, sharing the fact that over 60, life ain't over yet, by any means. So miss godly, congratulations.

Thank you.

Miss senior america, 2014.

Thank you. [ applause ]

The gentlewoman from westmoreland. Miss Ransone.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. I rise for two motions, please.

Gentlewoman May proceed.

On page 2, Senate bill 732 be moved to the regular calendar, please.

Without objection, Senate bill 732 to the regular calendar.

On page 8, Senate bill 12 2, be passed by for the day.

Without objection, Senate bill 1292, by for the day.

Thank you, mr. Speaker.

The gentleman from Virginia beach, mr. Desteph.

Mr. Speaker, good morning. I rise for a request.

Gentleman May state it.

I request that House bill 1360 on page 11 go by for the day.

Without objection, House bill 1360, by for the day.

The gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Lemunyon.

Thank you. I rise for the purpose of an introduction.

Gentleman has the floor.

Thank you, mrsz. You already introduced pastor bill meberly who offered our prayer, from saint mathews united melth dischurch in annandale. Ladies and gentlemen of the House -- united methamphetamine -- united methodist church. His pastor at st. Matthews is a second career. His first career spent po years at a place called the central intelligence agency. And I would love to tell you about some interesting things he did at the cia, but the fact is, I don't know, and he's not allowed to tell. It turning out, though, that one thing that did leak out is that he was very much involved in initiating the chaplain program at the cia a number of years ago. He's in the gallery now with his wife kathy and my wife robin. They have been friends of ours for more than 30 years, which doesn't make anyone feel old. I help you give them a warm House -- I hope you give them a warm House welcome. [ applause ]

The gentleman from loudoun, mr. Ramadan.

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

Gentleman May proceed.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, today in the gallery we have representatives from union tae kwan do center. They have helped students achieve self-discipline and lead healthy lifestyles for 16 years. Union tae kwan do founded by long time Marshall artists randy. Hard work leads to high achievement. We passed a commendation to honor union tae kwan do for their contribution to the community. As you can see, mr. Speaker, he has a number of students with him, and union tae kwan do has done a great job at making sure these children are engaged in their civic activities in our area, and our district, and they have made a trip today to learn about the general assembly. Please join me in welcoming master fileski and the students from union tae kwan do. Thank you. [ applause ]

Thank you. [ applause ]

Thank you. We are delighted to have the martial artists today in the capitol. Enjoy your time in Richmond. The gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Albo.

Mr. Speaker -- [ laughter ] op page 9 I sincerely request Senate bill 1371 go by for the day. [ laughter ]

Without objection, 1371, by for the day. Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Surovell.

Rise -- point of personal privilege

Gentleman May proceed.

Yesterday was February 22nd, which I hope everybody knows was the 283rd birthday of the man on our rotunda, general george washington. Like the gentleman from southern part of Fairfax, ihonored to represent the bulk of his estate, and on his birthday I like to say a few things about him. First of all, the estate recently put out an email, 10 points about washington, an excellent summary about him. A lot of things people don't remember about him. Number one, he was self-educated this is a guy who did not get any formal school training after age 15. He continued self-teaching on his own after that, but george washington, his formal schooling ended at age 15. His father died young, they didn't have money for continued formal education, and it is amazing the things he accomplished with how little education he had. Number two, a lot of people forget how fearless in battle he was. At the battle of among heel a -- monongahila, 1754, general washington had two different horses shot out from under him and four bullet holes through his coat. And at the battle of princeton, during the revolution, he led a charge on his white steed to within about 30 yards of the enemy lines, within easy sight of snipers, and fearlessly led his troops on. He didn't have to do that, but he didn't care. And he loved our country so much. Number three, his bold actions saved the revolution twice. First of all, everybody knows about on March 23 -- 25th when they crossed the delaware to surprise the hessians in trenton, crossed an icy river, memorialized by the painting. In 1781, people don't realize his decision to go through yorktown was somewhat controversial, and obviously that ended up winning the war. The revolution was kind of on its heels at the time, and it was a very risky move. And it proved to be the right one. Number four, and very important one for all of us, is that general washington, and that's what they call him back at his estate, general washington, not president washington, he never abused power. The most famous example of that is surrendering his military commission to congress after he won the war, but also, he stepped down as president after two terms, and at the time, you know, he didn't have to, but he did, because he thought it was important for the country to have somebody else serve. But that example held true, I guess, until fdr, but george washington could have served his entire life if he wanted to and he didn't, and I think that says a lot about the honor and dignity brought to our country. Number five, he was also an ardent proponent of the expansion into western territory. He owned 50,000 acres of land. He was a big booster of commerce and infrastructure development. He was an early investor in the canal from the potomac, trying to connect the potomac and ohio, back then it was thought that that would do a lot to stimulate commerce in the eastern seaboard. Number six, this one was one I hadn't heard before, he loved parties and the company of women. And apparently george washington was an avid dancer. He also wrote a lot to women, which at the time was not exactly well thought of. His correspondence with sally Fairfax before he was married to martha was pretty some interesting letters if you get a chance to read them. But in any event, number seven, george washington was the first one to sign the constitution. That one was one I think everybody knows. But much to mr. Speaker's liking, I talked about this in my prior speechls, he volk -- speeches, he spoke very little at the convention. So maybe everybody could take note. Seems if you don't speak a lot, maybe you are more respected. [ laughter ]

Number eight -- ayes and nay's. Mr. Speaker, he was u nam newsly -- unanimously elected speaker twice. People forget about where the country was back then, all this was new, that is the new constitution, electing a president. But he -- one of the reasons that he was so acceptable as president, there was a -- successful as president, a lot of concern united states would return to a monarchy, and his lack of children helped ease people's fears that he would turn the presidency into a monarchy. He was ideal in a lot of ways, not only that he led the country in the revolution, but he also led the drafting of the constitution, but also that because he didn't have children, he was the very person to set the example as our president. And he's the only president who has ever been elected unanimously. Number nine, I think, maybe monroe might have been one, too. Hasn't been one in a long time. Number 9, he was an agriculture innovator. If you get a chance to visit his estate, about a million people a year going through mount vernon, they talk about the agriculture innovations he brought. Tobacco, obviously, was very hard on the land, and he introduced crop rotation. A lot of other things to stimulate agriculture. He had a huge fishery, also made most of his money making whiskey, which most people don't realize. He was an agriculture innovator, always experimenting. Last thing, which everybody knows about, I talked about earlier this session, but general washington was also the only founding father to free his slaves upon his death. And back at the time, that was pretty much unheard of. I think that says a lot about his character and example. He sought to set for our country. And I hope today the day after his birthday, that we all give some uts thought to the example that general washington set for us as legislators and leaders, and there's reasons why his rotunda, he stands in our rotunda and he stands in capitol square. He was a monumental figure, not only to this state, but to the entire country. Thanks you, mr. Speaker.

Thank you. I think it is worth noting, too, I would say the gentleman from Fairfax that george washington grew up in Stafford County. That's where he attained these characteristics, such as character, not speaking a lot, things like that. [ laughter ]

And the other fact that a lot of people don't realize about general washington was he was the first president of the Fredericksburg area young republicans. [ laughter ]

The gentleman from halifax, mr. Edmunds.

Mr. Speaker, I rise for a motion.

Gentleman May state it.

Mr. Speaker, on page 7, could Senate bill 996 go by for the day.

Without objection, Senate bill 996 by for the day.

The gentleman from henrico, mr. Farrell.

Mr. Speaker, I have two requests.

Gentleman has the floor.

First, can the journal reflect my seat mate, Virginia -- Virginia beach away on pressing business.

Journal will so reflect.

House bill 1360 on page 11, please go by for the day.

Without objection, House bill 1360, by are -- for the day.

Thank you, sir.

> Gentleman from Scott, mr. Kilgore.

Mr. Speaker, point of personal privilege.

Gentleman has the floor.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this is just to give the House a Head 's up that the sensitivity caucus awards will occur on Wednesday, and I just wanted to make sure that everyone had their right attire on and everything so there will be a lot of pictures taken on that day. And be prepared for the awards that you might get. Now, if anybody has any suggestions for any awards, please see the gentleman from augusta or myself, so we can, you know, get those in. But, you know, Wednesday will be the day, we look forward to having some fun on Wednesday, and mr. Speaker, I know that you will be glad to receive your award. Thank you. [ laughter ]

Gentleman from rockbridge, mr. Cline.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Rise for request.

Gentleman has the floor.

Page 1 of the calendar, Senate bill 1301 go by for the day.

Without objection, Senate bill 1301, by for the day.

Just a little editorial note for everyone, as these bills go by, remember we finished our budget. We are going to get out of town on time, if not a day earlier, so it is really important that if there's going to be a committee of conference, you get that committee going and don't leave it on the table when we leave town. Maybe you do.

Further motions or resolutions on rule 39. If not, clerk call the calendar.

Calendar for the Virginia House of delegates for Monday, February 23rd, 2015. Page 1 of the printed calendar Senate bills on third reading, uncontested. 1301 taken by for the day. Page 2, Senate bill 732, moved to the regular calendar. Accordingly, Senate bill 836, a bill to amend and reenact while standing and riding a motorcycle, report from commit ye on transportation. You

Is that like 15 horses.

No, sir.

Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Rust.

Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen. House, Senate bill 836, there was no House companion. This makes it legal, it is currently illegal for motorcycle operator to stand on the foot pegs. Currently that practice is permitted in the dmv manual, but illegal in the code. This changes the code to make that legal. It is a safety thing, particularly when crossing a railroad, that type of thing. Mr. Speaker, I would move approval of Senate bill 836

Senate bill 839. A bill to authorize the issuance of special license plates for supporters of Newport News shipbuilding, bearing the legend Newport News ship building. Report from committee on transportation.

Mr. Yancey.

Mr. Speaker, House bill 839 would be issuance of a special license for the best, greatest shipbuilding in all the world, the Newport News shipbuilding. Mr. Speaker, I move the House pass the bill.

Turning to page 3 of the printed calendar, Senate bill 847, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to the interstate transportation compact, report from committee on transportation with substitute.

Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Rugs.

-- mr. Rugs. -- Rust.

Mr. Speaker, I would move the substitute for Senate bill 847, and then I will explain the bill.

Questions on adoption committee substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Fairfax.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this creates an interstate transportation compact to develop and plan an interstate transportation project specifically interstate 73, which will run essentially from myrtle beach, south carolina through north carolina and Virginia, connecting with interstate 81 with Roanoke and crossing into west Virginia, ohio and michigan. We will be the first state to do this, and it takes several states to do that, if the other states don't do it, then the compact will go away. We did this four or five years ago, no other states joined us. Now other states are indicating they are interested in it, and the purpose of this is to be eligible for federal money to construct this interstate transportation road. So I would move the approval of Senate bill 847 as the substitute.

Mr. Chairman?

Gentleman from Portsmouth, mr. Della know.

Would the gentleman yield?

I yield.

This compact similar to the compact that was set up between Virginia, maryland and pennsylvania, where Virginia couldn't get out of it?

Mr. Speaker, I would answer the question by saying that any state upon the approval, and if I remember correctly, either the general assembly or the governor can withdraw after proper notice from the compact.

Thank you.

Senate bill 878. A bill to amendment amendment code of Virginia -- amend and reenact report on committee of transportation.

Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Rust.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill deals with heavy trucks currently the Virginia code requires a dealer's completed sales contract which is called a buyers code for each vehicle. Senate bill 878 would exempt the sale of certain commercial vehicles from this requirement for multi-vehicle transactions. What we are talking about here is heavy duty trucks, 16,000 pounds or greater. The tractors, this is something that is important to the dealer association, and I would move Senate bill 878.

Mr. Speaker?

Gentleman from augusta, mr. Landes.

Mr. Speaker, could Senate bill 847 be moved to the regular calendar?

Without objection, Senate bill 847, regular calendar.

Senate bill 930, on page 3 of the printed calendar, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to military family relief fund, benefits for state active duty missions. Report from appropriations.

Gentleman from prince william, mr. Lang am felter.

Thank you -- Lingamfelter.

A Senate bill allows the Virginia national guard to benefit from the Virginia military family relief fund for state active duty events that last longer than 30 days. Example of this would be support of hurricane katrina, something along that line, where the period of dee employment is in excess of 30 days. I move that we pass the bill -- deployment is move than 30 days.

> Senate bill 979. A bill to authorize the issuance of special license plates for recipients. Legion of merit medal. Fees. Report from committee on transportation.

The gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Rust.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen. This is a license plate bill for the legion of merit medal winners. It is an honor plate, so it did not, was not required to meet the 450 license plates, but it certainly qualifies in every other respect. I would move Senate bill 979 be approved.

Senate bill 1002. A bill to amend and reenact a section or two of the code of Virginia relating to local work force investment board, pay for performance incentive. Report from committee on conference with substitute.

Gentleman from Scott, mr. Kilgore.

Move we adopt the committee substitute.

Questions on adoption. Committee substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Scott.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 1002, with the substitute now has identical language that House bill 1986, the big workforce development bill that we passed has in it, relating to the local workforce investment boards and their ability to set up pay for performance. Hope it be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.

Senate bill 1003. A bill to amend section of the code of Virginia relating to titling and registration of non-conventional vehicles. Penalty. Reported from the committee on transportation.

Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Rust.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 1003 pertains to revising off-road motorcycles and making them eligible to become on-road motorcycles. They must meet all the safety requirements, they must certify that, and I would move that Senate bill 1003 be passed.

Senate bill 1047, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to stormwater utility fees, report from committee on counties, cities and towns, with a substitute.

Gentleman from augusta, mr. Land igs.

First, mr. Speaker, I would like to move this substitute for Senate bill 1047.

Question on approval. Committee substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from August aus -- ugg aus -- augusta.

Senate bill 1047 provides that where there are two adjoining localities, each hold a permit to discharge storm water from municipal separate storm water system, a waiver of charges to a public utility for property that is covered by the permit shall also apply to the covered property of a school board, one locality that is located in the other locality. Mr. Speaker, this is at the request of the city of Charlottesville and the county of albamarle. Mr. Speaker, I hope the House will pass the bill.

Senate bill 1118. A bill to amend the koech related to hearing officer -- code of Virginia relating to hearing process for motor vehicle franchise dealers, report from kot -- committee on transportation.

Mr. Rust.

Thank you, mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 1118, pertains to hearing officers and the process for motor vehicle franchise dealers. Basically what the bill does is require these hearing officers to have minimum standards, things such as simple as a telephone. Mail capacity, being active member of the Virginia state bar, they must have these qualifications, this tightens up this a good deal. There is also a process of discovery, expert reports, and forms of discovery all in this. Mr. Speaker, I would move Senate bill 1118.

Senate bill 1314, a bill to amend and reenact regional transportation authority, with a substitute.

Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Lemunyon.

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

Question on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Fairfax.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 1314 is amended by the substitute now conforms to my bill, House bill 1915, and the version that is being considered by the other body. This pertains to responsibilities of the northern Virginia transportation authority for long-range planning. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.

Mr. Speaker, turning to page 6, Senate bill 1451, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia relating to tolling of interstate highways. Report from committee on transportation.

Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Rust.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 1451, as it says, relates to tolling of interstate 95 south of the city of Fredericksburg. This is a verbatim code section of the 11th amendment clause of chapter 766 of the acts of the assembly. For those of you don't know what that is, that's House bill 2313. We had that in the transportation bill. That was added in the 11th enactment clause. This simply puts it in the code of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I would move Senate bill 1451.

Mr. Speaker?

Gentleman from Portsmouth.

Would the gentleman yield for questions?

Would the gentleman yield?

I yield.

Gentleman yields.

Does this bill mean that you can now toll 95 south of Richmond ?

Mr. Speaker, I would respond to the gentleman by saying no it means that the general assembly would have to approve any tolling of 95 south of Fredericksburg. So it could not be done without approval of the general assembly, and this is exact language we had in House bill 2313.

Thank you.

Gentleman from spotsylvania, mr. Cole.

Yes. Would the gentleman yield for a question?

Gentleman yield?

I yield.

I just want to make sure that we understand what we are putting in the code here. Currently there is an ongoing ppta on hot lanes that -- h. Ot lanes that are eventually planned to be extended on 95 into spotsylvania, which is south of Fredericksburg. Does that mean that that project could not go forward without general assembly approval?

Mr. Speaker, I would respond to the gentleman by saying that is currently in the code in House bill 2313. This is no change to what we adopted in two years ago.

Mr. Speaker, could this go by for the day, and go to the regular calendar?

Without objection, Senate bill 1451, by for the day. And to the regular calendar. Shall the bills pass. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 97, no's zero. Spielts bills are passed.

Continuing with today's calendar on page 6 of the printed version, Senate bills on third reading regular calendar. Senate bill 1197. A bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code relating to hospitals, establishing policies to follow when a stillbirth occurs according to the Virginia congenital anomalies reporting system. Report from committee on health, welfare and institutions with a substitute. Committee substitute agreed to previously.

Anybody care to speak, gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 1197 simply puts in place a mechanism whereby hospitals shall collect data as it relates to the numbers of stillbirths that occur in their facilities so that we May factor in that information in determining congenital abnormalities, things of that nature. It does for the purpose of this section put in the definitive language defining when a stillbirth is consistent with obstetrical definition. Hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.

Gentlewoman from michigan city, miss McClellan.

Will the gentleman rise for a question?

Gentleman yield?

I yield.

Gentleman yields.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. I would ask the gentleman if he could explain what the problem is that this bill is seeking to address.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen. House, my response would be I am not aware of a problem, per se, but I believe the patron shared that the more information that can be gathered as to circumstances surrounding a stillbirth, better prenatal care May be a result of that, and a better outcome for the mother and the unborn chimed -- child.

Speaking to the bill, mr. Speaker.

Gentlewoman has the floor.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. I think part of the concern with this bill is not so much having the number of stillbirths reported, or having guidelines to provide information to the parents on dealing with the stillbirth, that latter part doctors are already doing. The concern I have with this bill, we are amending section of the code that requires a registry. That section of the code was put in place to create a registry of birth defects for the purposes of improving diagnosis, treatment, and establishing a mechanism for informing parents about the health resources available to children born with birth defects. The problem is with the stillbirth, there is no treatment to provide, there is no information to provide to the parents on how to treat is that stillbirth, so a what we are doing here is requiring a registry of stillbirths that would require the name of the parents, the address of the parents, the name. Child, if it has one, and the only way to determine the cause of a stillbirth is to conduct an autopsy, which is not routinely done, and probably would not be done in the case of a stillbirth, unless you had iran -- reason to believe there was criminal activity involved, in which case the medical examiner's office May do one. But if you otherwise do an autopsy on a stillbirth, medical insurance would not be -- pay for that. I am not sure what we are trying to do here, but it seems to me, if you have a family that suffered through the tragedy of a stillbirth, collecting data from them for no purpose other than to document the fact that it happened is probably putting that family through more than they need to. We need to just let them mourn and move on. Thank you, mr. Chair.

The gentleman from Virginia beach, mr. Stolle.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.

Gentleman has the floor.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. I appreciate the comments that were said. I think that there are very, very good reasons for documenting and tracking where stillbirths occur. You don't necessarily need to do an autopsy. The information that you want to know is if there are clusters. If we know that there are clusters of stillbirths in a certain area of the state, that certainly warrants further investigation to see if there's some environmental issues that are leading to those stillbirths. And so the stillbirth, then, is and of itself doesn't have to be intrinsic to the woman. There could be external reasons that lead to stillbirths. If we don't collect that data, we will never know. We will not be able as a public health entity to go back and look to see if there's any cluster or significant public safety threat. I would encourage you to vote for this bill.

Gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill. In further explanation as to what the bill does, I would draw the body's attention to page 3 of the measure, lines 171 through 74, where it will implement a practice of establishing policies to ensure that proper counseling to the patients and their families and other aspects of managing this very difficult circumstance for the family is going to be uniformly applied throughout the commonwealth.

Shall the bill pass. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 90; no's 5.

The bill is passed.

Senate bill 1262, a bill to amend the code of Virginia related to health insurance, carrier business practices. Prior authorization provision. Report from commerce and labor with a substitute.

Mr. Habeeb.

I move the committee substitute.

Question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Salem.

Members of the body, 1262 is not the same as House bill 1942, that reformed the prior authorization process, I move the bill pass -- it is now the same.

Shall the bill passion. -- pass. Clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 97; no's zero.

The bill is passed.

Turning to page 7. Senate bill 750. A bill to amend the code of Virginia related to hospitals, required notice to patients. Report from health, welfare and institution.

The gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen. House, Senate bill 750 creates a process whereby, or mandate, I should say to hospitals that they would give to patients who are receiving hospital services on site, but have not been, or will not be actually admitted. This statement shall be both in oral and written fashion, mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this becomes very much a knack -- factor as one is dealing with the potential insurance coverage, where certain procedures are not covered unless that patient is admitted, and so this lets the patient know on the front end that a certain procedures are being done, and they have not been admitted, it May have certain co-pay implications on them. Hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.

Shall the bill pass.

Clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 90; no's 7.

The bill is passed.

Senate bill 996 has been taken by for the day. Senate bill 1001. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code relating to the sale of certain pets. Report from committee on agriculture ago with a substitute.

Gentleman from rockbridge.

I am sorry, mr. Speaker, to save the gentleman from rob lem, I ask -- problem, Senate bill 1001 go by for the day.

Without objection, Senate bill 1001 by for the day.

Turning to page 8 of the calendar, Senate bill 1049. A bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to reimbursement of capital costs, regional jails, regional contracts for cooperative jailing. Report from committee on appropriations with a substitute.

Gentleman from henrico, mr. O'bannon.

Mr. Speaker, I would move the House adopt the committee substitute.

Question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from henrico.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. This has to do with the capital toss -- costs for regional jails. Substitute you just adopted basically clarifies that the state's share will be one fourth. It does grandfather those regional jails that were teed up to do enlargements, or renovations, but sets the policy going forward that these will have to come back to the general sem for approval. I -- general assembly for approval. I hope we pass this.

Will the gentleman yield for a question?

Yes.

Gentleman yields.

I am just trying to get a better idea of what this bill actually means for localiies that are trying to build regional jails. Is this shifting more of the cost from the state to the localities?

Yes. We did hear that, it is a policy issue. This was introduced on the Senate side by Senator McDougle. The sheriff's association is very much in favor of this because these regional jails are drying up the local jails, and it was the feeling of the appropriations committee this was a good way to go, and I hope you pass the bill.

Mr. Speaker?

Speaking to the bill?

Ja has the floor.

-- gentleman has the floor.

Mr. Speaker, I hope we will not pass this bill. This is basically an unfunded mandate that we are passing on to our localities, that have decided to cooperate with teach -- each other, and fund regional jails, and I hope we would defeat this bill.

Shall the bill pass. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 62; no's 34.

The bill is passed.

Senate bill 1292, taken by for the day. Senate bill 1381, a bill to amend and reenact of the code relating to private animal shelter. Report from ago agriculture, Chesapeake. There is a floor amendment offered by Delegate Orrock.

Gentleman from caroline, mr. Orrock.

Ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 1381 tries to further clarify the definition of private animal shelter. If you see from the calendar, this was a bill that had considerable controversy, it came out of agriculture committee. I propose a floor amendment that is with the knowledge and without the opposition of the Senate patron. He did not request this before disclosure, but he did tell me he would not oppose this floor amendment. Because it still clarifies that a private animal shelter is operated for the purpose of finding permanent adoptive homes. I would ask the clerk to present the floor amendment and I will speak to that.

Clerk will report a floor amendment.

Floor amendment offered by Delegate Orrock to be engrossed, amendment number one, on line 157, line 157, after the word "homes" strike and facilitating other life-saving outcomes."

Gentleman from caroline.

Mr. Speaker, if we delete those words, we have taken out the very narrow restrictions that are placed on private animal shelt rs that some feel that if you leave this language in, they can never put down an animal. Even when the animal's medical condition is such that the most humane thing to do would be to euthanize it, if you put in code that all they can do is find adoptive homes, and facilitate other life-saving outcomes, you have drawn the definition too narrowly, and I hope it be the pleasure of the body to adopt the amendment.

Question is on adoption of the floor amendment offered by the gentleman from caroline. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Floor amendment is agreed to.

Mr. Speaker, I move the passage of the bill. Ilt spooiment shall the bill pass.

Shall the bill pass.

The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 95, no's 2.

The bill is passed.

Senate bill 1371 has been taken by for the day. Accordingly, Senate bill 1448, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code relating to community development authority, emergency. Reports from committee on counties, cities and towns.

Gentleman from hope quell, mr. Ingram.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, as you know, all 100 of you received an email from the gentleman by the name of mr. Biggs. I think that it is very important that we explain this to you, and when I finish my remarks I am going to yield the floor to the gentleman from louden. -- lound -- loudoun. This closes the loophole created by a present cream court decision which cas do you want on the ability of localities to foreclose on property with delinquent special assessments. The only opposition to this bill comes from signas a fund that purchases distressed properties, and flips them. Signas acquired property in cda districts in Hampton and Portsmouth and with full knowledge of the existence of the assessment lien, and long before the supreme court decision. Did has not paid its real property tax, or its special assessments, and now wants to avoid foreclosure. The remedy to which all parties to the financing had agreed and which all parties understood to be authorized by Virginia code. Special assessments and cda districts are agreed to by the landowners when the cda is formed and make possible a valuable tool for finance and sfruk infrastructure to enable economic development and redevelopment for Virginia localities. About 500 million in cda bonds have been issued to finance infrastructures in numerous jurisdictions, including counties of Fairfax, henrico, chesterfield, hanover and prince william in the cities of Hampton and Portsmouth. The certainty provided by this bill is critical to the viability of both outstanding cda bond issues and issues yet to come. Furthermore, this bill clarifies the ability to enforce special assessments and -- use this valuable economic development redevelopment tool. I am going to yield the floor at this time. This is important because it is an emergency on this, and we need the votes. I am going to yield the floor to my good friend from loudoun, Delegate Minchew to explain the supreme court.

Gentleman from loudoun, carlos. [ laughter ]

I thank you, mr. Chairman. I appreciate that kind referral from my dear friend the gentleman from Hopewell. And I will be brief. This is basically a bill that has brought about at an implicit request from the supreme court to amend our cda statutes, without this statute, mr. Chairman, bond council for cda could proper -- probably not write a clean opinion letter. I move the bill pass.

Mr. Toscano?

Gentleman from loudoun resume the floor for question?

Will theyear-old -- gentleman yield?

I would be honored to, sir.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. I ask the gentleman, I don't intend to -- I intend to vote for this bill, but icurious about the language at the end -- I am curious at the end on the amendment here. It talks about the provisions of this act are not intended to reverse a decision. Could you enlighten the body as to why that particular language is in here. We don't see it very often in these kind of bills.

I think, mr. Speaker, in response to that question, that was a Senate amendment that addresses the case in particular. I would advise my friend from Charlottesville that supreme court issued an opinion back on January 8th, and it is not the tradition of this body to do a legislative overturning of an issued opinion by the supreme court, but instead amend the identified loophole that can be applied on a going forward basis.

I thank the gentleman.

Shall the bill pass. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 96; no's 2.

Ayes 96, no's 2. Bill is passed.

Mr. Speaker, returning to page 2 of today's calendar, Senate bill 732, a bill to amend several sections of the code relating to expanded action to investigational drugs. Committee on health, welfare and institutions with a substitute.

We haven't heard that one yet, have we?

I am sorry.

Mr. Speaker, there is a floor substitute as well. Floor substitute offered by Delegate Ransone has been distributed, amendment available online.

Gentlewoman from westmoreland.

I would move the floor substitute.

Mr. Speaker? Mr. Speaker?

I apologize.

Gentleman from Charlottesville.

Could this go by temporarily? I don't think some people are able to access the floor substitute. Any time a floor substitute is before us, always a good idea to take a read at it.

Without objection, Senate bill 732, by temporarily.

Turning to page 3, of the calendar, page 3, Senate bill 847. A bill to amend the koech relating to interstate transportation compact, report from committee on transportation, substitute has been agreed to, and the bill has been explained.

Shall the bill pass. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 87, no's 11.

The bill is passed.

Mr. Speaker, returning to page 2, printed calendar, Senate bill 732. A bill to amend the code of Virginia, relating to expanded access to investigational drugs, report from health, welfare and institutions with a substitute. There is a floor amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Delegate Ransone.

I rise for a request. That this bill go by for a day. We are having a hard time accessing the substitute. It would be good to have a look at it.

Without objection, Senate bill 732 by for the day.

Continuing with today's calendar, printed version on page 10, House bills with Senate amendments. House bill 1776, a bill to amend wide variety of sections to the code, repeal several others, all relating to alcoholic beverage control, Virginia beverage control authority act of 2015, passed the House February 10th, the Senate with a substitute on the 16th.

Mr. Albo.

This is a bill that changes the abc from an agency to an authority. Senate substitute merely approves what we did to the bill when it was on the Senate side. Just conforms it. I hope it be pleasure of the House to pass the Senate substitute, or adopt the Senate substitute.

Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to.

The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 98; no's zero.

The Senate substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1366. A bill to amend and reenact relating to sex offenses, prohibiting entry on to school or other property, hearing. Passed the House February 3rd, with the Senate with amendment on the 18th.

Gentleman from Smith, mr. Campbell.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate amendments to House bill 1366 simply change the methodology of input from citizens, from appearance at a court proceeding to submission of written comments to the clerk of the court. Does no harm to the bill, and that the legislative intent was simply to provide for greater transparency and an opportunity to have citizens have input. Hope it be the will of the body to accept the Senate amendments.

Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 98; no's zero.

The Senate amendment is agreed to.

House bill 324, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code relating to the creation of the Virginia virtual school, passed the House February 11, passed Senate with a substitute on the 19th.

Gentleman from stanton, mr. Bell.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. The Senate amendment simply adds a reenactment clause to the existing bill, and I would move to accept the Senate amendment.

Gentleman from Alexander, mr. Krupicka.

Would the gentleman yield?

Will the gentleman yield?

No, mr. Speaker, I don't believe I will.

Gentleman declines to yield.

Gentleman from Fairfax, miss Watts.

Manage -- thank you, mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill. I would have asked this, but it is my understanding in looking at the bill that there's more than just a reenactment clause for the body's information, it also removes the funding from local schools as well as removing the funding of the 1% state sales tax that is distributed on the part of school-age population. And so the body May want to be aware that there's more than just a reenactment clause in this Senate substitute.

Mr. Speaker?

Gentleman from Charlottesville, mr. Toscano.

Point of order.

Gentleman has the floor.

Mr. Speaker, if it is true, in fact, that this is different than the original House bill, in fundamental ways, particularly in terms of the funding formula, is the Senate bill germane to the House, Senate bill germane to the House bill?

> Mr. Toscano.

Rise for request.

Move this go by for the day so we can take a closer look at it. My objection might be moot.

Without objection by for the day. House bill 1360, also been taken by for the day. Accordingly, House bill 1444, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to payments for certain services provided by optometrists and opthalmologists, passed February 10th, passed Senate with amendment on the 19th.

Gentleman from powhatan, mr. Ware.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, House bill 1444 prevents insurance providers from setting rates for optical materials and non-covered services, it also prevents requiring optometrists and opthalmologists to use a specific lab or lens manufacturer. The amendment from the Senate is one that I requested on behalf of the insurers, it delays the enactment until January 1st. I move that we accept the Senate amendment.

Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to.

The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 95; no's 2.

Senate amendment is agreed to.

Turning to page 12 of today's printed calendar, House bill 1451. A bill to amend several sections of the code relating to landlord and tenant laws. Passed the House January 28, passed the Senate with amendment on the 19th of February.

Gentleman from Manassas, mr. Miller.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. The amendment adds the words "not to exceed 90 days" when it applies to escrow funds to be reimbursed to previous tenant, or sent to the state. The amendment is fine. I move that the House accept the extended amendments.

Shall the Senate amendments be agreed to.

The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 96; no's zero.

The Senate amendments are agreed to.

House bill 1500, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to safe reporting of overdoses, passed House February 10, passed the Senate with a substitute on the 19th.

The gentlewoman from Richmond City, police Carr.

Mr. Speaker -- miss Carr.

I move the House reject the Senate amendment.

Shall the Senate amendments be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes zero, no's 95.

The Senate amendments are rejected.

House bill 1562, a bill to amend several sections of the code relating to electronic identity management, standards, liability. Passed the House February 10, passed the Senate with amendments on the 19th of February.

Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Rust.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, the Senate made a couple of amendments to House bill 1562, which brought it into identical conformance with Senate bill 814. The amendments were correcting a couple of code sections, and you can see that on line 100, striking the words "rules and policies" which simply were not needed. Mr. Speaker, I would recommend that we accept the Senate amendments.

Mr. Ware?

Thank you, mr. Speaker. Speak to the bill.

Gentleman has the floor.

Mr. Speaker, and members, I apologize for not having spoken when this first came around, but I guess I just wasn't paying close enough a teng. We just talked a little bit earlier, couple of bills earlier about virtual classrooms that affects potentially could affect a number of students. In this we are talking about your virtual identity, and identity management systems. That affects all of us, and all of our constituents, except for those few who May be off the grid. [ laughter ]

Without mentioning any names. But I want you to look at some of the things in this. Community -- commonwealth identity management standards. That means that minimum specifications and standards that must be included in an identity trust framework, so as to define liability pursuant to this chapter that is set for -- forth in guidance documents approved by the secretary of technology and so forth. It mens -- mentions identity attributes and identity proofers, and identity trust frameworks, which mean a digital identity system with established identity security privacy technology and enforcement rules and policies, add heefrd to by certified identity providers, that are members of the identity trust framework. And so on. Further on down, there is an establishment of liability, and a restriction of liability, in lines 113 and following. And finally, the provisions of this chapter shall not be construed to require any individual or entity to rely on or accept identity credential or at rib out issued in accordance with commonwealth identity management standards or this chapter. Maybe that will make you feel better. Or worse. I don't know how george orwell would vote on this bill if he were sitting here. But I will be voting no.

Gentleman from Fairfax, mr. Rust.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. My speak button did not work, I don't know if that was intentional or not. [ laughter ]

Somebody is watching you.

And I also confess, I don't know how george orwell would vote on this, either. But I can tell you this is something that, speaking to the bill, mr. Speaker. In is something that is very -- this is something that is very important to the business community. It will help promote e-business, it will make it more safe, and let me also make it very, very clear, that this is entirely voluntary to do so, not only voluntary whether you join this, but also would be subject to the contract between yourself and the other party. I would certainly hope you will support the bill.

Shall the Senate amendments be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 67; no's 29.

Amendments are agreed to.

House bill 1629. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code related to financial institutions, terminals, service facilities. Passed the House January 26th, passed the Senate with a substitute on the 19th of February.

The gentlewoman from bedford, miss Byron.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. House bill 162 9 was the atm bill that gives flexibility to banks and credit unions to establish atms. The Senate substitute conformed it to the Senate bill, which has already passed through the House unanimously. I would move that we adopt the substitute.

Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 97, no's zero.

The Senate substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1642. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code relating to the Virginia residential property disclosure act, representation related to special flood hazard areas. Passed the House January 28th, passed the Senate with a substitute on February 19th.

The gentleman from Virginia beach, mr. Stolle.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. With this substitute, House bill 1642 is now identical to Senate bill 775, which passed this body 99-0. This substitute adds to the residential property disclosures of the bill, the maintenance of storm water detention facilities. Mr. Speaker, I move the House agree to the Senate substitute.

Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 98; no's zero.

The Senate substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1673. A bill to amend and reen act several sections of the code relating to the government data collection and dissemination practices act, collection and use of personal information by law enforcement agencies, passed the House February 10, passed the Senate with a intut on the 19th -- substitute on the 19th.

Gentleman from prince william, mr. Anderson.

Thank you. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this has to do with the license plate reader issue. We passed the bill out of here, went over to the Senate. They have a substitute that is far more restrictive to what my original intent was, so I therefore move thataway -- that we reject the Senate substitute.

Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 2, no's 95.

The Senate substitute is rejected.

How about 1721, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code reeltded to real property tax exemption for surviving spouses of soldiers killed in action. Fast passed the fougs February 10, the Senate on the 19th.

The gentleman from loudoun, mr. Ramadan.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. House bill 17 it -- 1721 aims to qualify some language from the kia bill we passed last year with the constitutional amendment that passed voters of Virginia 88%. We aim to fix two things in this bill. We agreed with the Senate on one out of the two, and I move passage -- I move accept the Senate amendments.

Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 96, no's zero.

Senate amendments are agreed to.

Turning to page 14 of today's printed calendar, House bill 1747. A bill to amend the code of Virginia related to health insurance, mental health parity. Transparency of claims to now information. Passed the House January 28, the Senate with amendment on February 19 much -- 19th.

Gentleman from henrico, mr. O'bannon.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. This mental health parity and transparency bill, I am going to ask that we accept the amendments offered by the Senate commercial committee. -- commerce committee. This will allow the bureau of insurance to collect data before we can begin the reporting. Would I ask that we go ahead and accept it.

Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 96, no's 1.

The Senate amendment is agreed to.

House bill 1757. A bill to amend several ex-sss of the code relating to the Virginia small business financing authority, establishment of the small women-owned and minority-owned business loan fund. Repeal. Pass the House February 9 the, Senate with amendment on the 19th.

The gentleman from Portsmouth, mr. James.

Thank you, mr. Speaker this amendment merely conforms my bill with the bill which passed out of the Senate, and I would move that we accept the Senate amendment.

Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 83; no's 10.

The bill is -- Senate amendment is agreed to.

House bill 1767. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to unlawful detainer proceedings, satisfaction of judgments. Passed House February 10, the Senate with substitute on 19th.

The gentleman from Richmond City, mr. Loupassi.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. The House bill 1767 substitute, they took out one sentence. So it didn't do any harm to the bill. So I am asking to accept the substitute.

Came out of here 100-0.

Question is shall the Senate substitute be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 96, no's zero.

Senate substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1799. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the ib ovation and entrepreneurship investment authority, quorum powers and duties. Passed the House February 10, with the Senate with amendment on the 19th.

Gentleman from loudoun, mr. Greason.

Thank you, mr. Speaker. The Senate amendment to House bill 1799 now conforms it with the Senate version. Essentially what we've done, we have taken the appointment power away from the governor as it relates to appointing one rural member. We have given that to the House, which I think is a good thing for all of us. I would ask that we accept the Senate amendment.

Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 91; no's 4.

The Senate amendment is agreed to.

House bill 1800. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to open-ended credit lending by banks, savings institutions and credit unions. Passed January 28th, passed the Senate 19th of February.

Gentleman from Virginia beach.

Yes, mr. Speaker, I ask that the House reject the Senate substitute so that the language can conform to the House language.

Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to. Captioning