01/13/2016 House Proceedings

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HR60—00:04:15
HJ38—00:00:45
HR71—00:00:35
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:00
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—01:55
Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg)—01:10
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—02:05
Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)—00:25
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:45
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)—00:40
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—03:05
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:20
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—14:46
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Minutes

Called to order at by G. Paul Nardo, Clerk

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by The Reverend Dr. Jack Knapp, Executive Director Emeritus, Virginia Assembly of Independent Baptists

G. Paul Nardo, Clerk, led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America

National Anthem performed by the Richmond Symphony Chorus

Communication received: Department of Elections (Certifications of Members-elect)

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Members-elect sworn in

Election of Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates: William J. Howell duly elected (Y-99 N-0)

Election of Clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates: G. Paul Nardo duly elected (Y-100 N-0)

Election of Sergeant at Arms of the Virginia House of Delegates: John L. Pearson, Jr. duly elected (Y-100 N-0)

HR 60 (Establishing the 2016-2017 Rules of the House of Delegates) offered by Delegate Cox and agreed to (Y-100 N-0)

Message from Senate: Senate duly organized and ready to proceed to business

HJR 150 (Notifying Governor of organization) offered by Delegate Cox and agreed to

Message from Senate: HJR 150 agreed to

Bills and resolutions prefiled, ordered printed, and referred pursuant to Section 30-19.3 of the Code of Virginia

Resolutions prefiled and laid on the Speaker's table pursuant to Section 30-19.3 of the Code of Virginia

Bills and resolutions presented, ordered printed, and referred pursuant to House Rule 37

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

CALENDAR

RESOLUTIONS
HJR 37 - Agreed to (Y-98 N-0)
HJR 38 - Agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

Message from Senate: HJRs 37 and 38 agreed to

HR 71 (Salaries, contingent and incidental expenses) offered by Delegate Jones and agreed to (Y-95 N-0)

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS
Cole (Chairman), Ingram, Jones, Albo, O’Bannon, Miller (Vice Chairman), Landes, Hugo, Ransone, O’Quinn, Minchew, Rush, Fowler, Adams, Miyares, Sickles, Rasoul, Lindsey, Murphy, Torian, Price, Boysko.

COURTS OF JUSTICE
Albo (Chairman), Kilgore, Bell (of Albemarle) (Vice Chairman), Cline, Gilbert, Miller, Loupassi, Habeeb, Minchew, Morris, Leftwich, Adams, Campbell, Collins, Miyares, Watts, Toscano, Herring, McClellan, Hope, Mason, Krizek.

EDUCATION
Landes (Chairman), Lingamfelter, Cole, Pogge (Vice Chairman), Massie, Greason, Bell (of Staunton), LeMunyon, Robinson, Yost, Yancey, Dudenhefer, Davis, Leftwich, LaRock, McClellan, Tyler, Bulova, Keam, Hester, Lindsey, Bagby.

GENERAL LAWS
Gilbert (Chairman), Albo, Wright, Peace (Vice Chairman), Anderson, Greason, Knight, LeMunyon, Helsel, Robinson, Yost, Hodges, Bell (of Staunton), Minchew, Leftwich, Ward, Bulova, Carr, Torian, McQuinn, Hester, Aird.

TRANSPORTATION
Villanueva (Chairman), Hugo (Vice Chairman), Garrett, Habeeb, Anderson, Minchew, Yancey, Dudenhefer, LeMunyon, Davis, Taylor, Austin, LaRock, Pillion, Adams, Ward, Toscano, McQuinn, Carr, Filler-Corn, Plum, Bagby.

FINANCE
Ware (Chairman), Orrock, Byron, Cole, Hugo, Cline (Vice Chairman), Marshall (of Prince William), Pogge, Head, Farrell, Fariss, Fowler, Bloxom, Taylor, Freitas, Watts, Keam, Filler-Corn, Kory, Sullivan, Murphy, Aird.

APPROPRIATIONS
Jones (Chairman), Ingram, Cox, Landes (Vice Chairman), O’Bannon, Lingamfelter, Poindexter, Massie, Peace, Greason, Knight, Anderson, Garrett, Stolle, Rush, Torian, Hester, Sickles, James, Carr, McQuinn, Lindsey.

COUNTIES, CITIES AND TOWNS
Ingram (Chairman), Marshall (of Prince William), Marshall (of Danville), Poindexter, Morefield, Stolle (Vice Chairman), Wilt, Morris, Hodges, Webert, Taylor, Austin, Campbell, Pillion, Collins, Spruill, Herring, Mason, Heretick, Boysko, Bell (of Loudoun), Krizek.

COMMERCE AND LABOR
Kilgore (Chairman), Byron (Vice Chairman), Ware, Hugo, Marshall (of Danville), Cline, Miller, Loupassi, Bell (of Albemarle), Habeeb, Villanueva, Farrell, O’Quinn, Yancey, Ransone, McClellan, Ward, Tyler, Spruill, Keam, Filler-Corn, Kory.

HEALTH, WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS
Orrock (Chairman), O’Bannon (Vice Chairman), Bell (of Albemarle), Peace, Pogge, Bell (of Staunton), Garrett, Stolle, Robinson, Helsel, Yost, Hodges, Edmunds, Head, Farrell, Spruill, Sickles, Hope, James, Levine, Price, Aird.

AGRICULTURE, CHESAPEAKE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Marshall (of Danville) (Chairman), Ware, Wright, Orrock, Poindexter (Vice Chairman), Pogge, Knight, Edmunds, Wilt, Morefield, Webert, Ransone, Fariss, Miller, Bloxom, Plum, Bulova, James, Torian, Keam, Lopez, Sullivan.

MILITIA, POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Lingamfelter (Chairman), Wright (Vice Chairman), Cline, Gilbert, Morefield, Edmunds, Wilt, Webert, Morris, Fariss, O’Quinn, Head, Rush, Fowler, Davis, Tyler, Hope, Kory, Lopez, Simon, Rasoul, Bell (of Loudoun).

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Anderson (Chairman), Marshall (of Prince William), Byron, Robinson (Vice Chairman), Helsel, Dudenhefer, Leftwich, Adams, LaRock, Bloxom, Pillion, Villanueva, Austin, Campbell, Freitas, Watts, Plum, Lopez, Simon, Rasoul, Levine, Heretick.

RULES
Howell (Chairman), Landes, Cox (Vice Chairman), Kilgore, Ware, Jones, Orrock, Knight, Ingram, Massie, Habeeb, Plum, Toscano, Spruill, Carr.

Motion by Delegate Cox to recess agreed to

House recessed at 2:42 p.m. until 6:30 p.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.

Bill Howell
The House will come to order. Members elect please take your seats. Sergeant at arms.
Bill Howell
The House is now in session. All persons not entitled to privileges on the floor please retire to the gallery. I would ask the members elect and guests to give a warm welcome to our special guest musical performers today from the Richmond symphony chorus who will be singing our national anthem. And I ask them to escort them to their place in the well. [ applause ].
[Unknown]
Members elect will rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend Dr. Jack nash, and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. Followed by the singing of our national anthem, by the Richmond symphony chorus.
[Unknown]
The bible ininstructions that prayers be made for change and all that are in authority. It is for this reason I ask you to join us in prayer, let us pray. Our heavenly father, we come to lay our petitions before you. At this beginning of the 2016 session of the general assembly, I come to pray for your blessing upon these 100 delegates. I pray that as they face the onslaught of nearly 3,000 pieces of legislation that you'll give to each of them the wisdom to discern what is best, and right and strength through the days ahead. Also, pray for their staff members and families. I know that the operation for husband, wives, and children can be difficult at times so bless and keep them safe in the Delegate 's absence. These things I pray in the name of our lord and saviour, amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ] [ singing the star spangled banner ] [ applause ]. >> Please remain standing as the colors of the united states of america are retrieved by the division of the chorus to parts of the chamber.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, permission to retire the colors. Retire the colors. >> Members May be seated. Members elect, please be advised that the House clerk's office received from the Virginia department of elections notification that purse unite to the code of Virginia, meetings of the board of elections were held to examine the official abstract for votes of the general election held November 3, 2015. The results of those meetings, along with the determination of the Virginia House of delegates confirm that each member seated here today was duly elected beginning the second Wednesday of January, 2016. The results of the department of election meeting recounts an official list of winners are on file in the clerk's office, which means I can forgo reading the lengthy list. Members will find a certificate of election for you to keep and an oath of office which needs to be signed and returned to me, timely, today. The members elect will answer the roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. A quorum is present. Members elect, please stand. Are you ready to receive your oath of office? If so, please raise your right hand and repeat after me. I do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution of the united states, and the constitution of the commonwealth of Virginia, and that I will impartially discharge all duties incumbent upon me as a member of the Virginia House of delegates. According to the best of my abilities, so help me God. Congratulations. [ applause ].
[Unknown]
House will come to order. Members, the new members, newest members you May put on your pin if you're so inclined now, or later. I kindly ask you sign the oath on your desk, leave them there. Staff will pick them up once we're finished with our business this afternoon. The next order of business is the election of the speaker of the Virginia House of delegates. Nominations are now in order. The gentleman from Scott, Delegate Kilgore .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House my pleasure to nominate william j Howell for speaker of the House, first met bill and his lovely wife, sissy before I was elected to the House of delegates. At that time he was so supportive and had a lot of advice for those of us in that freshman class of 1993, and he was just such a great friend. Bill has done an excellent job, as we know, on making our life a little bit easier here as members of the House of delegates on his stream lining process and actions that he's been able to take. And most of the public know him as Mr. Speaker, but I believe that those of us in this House chamber know him as our friend. So it is my honor and privilege to nominate our friend, william j. Howell to be our speaker in this House of delegates. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Delegate Sickles .
[Unknown]
Thank you, I rise to second the nomination of william j Howell to be speaker of this historic legislative body in the western hemisphere. When I was growing up, ladies and gentlemen, never in my wildest dreams did it occur to me some day I would travel the dangerous interstate of 95 and on to country back roads of Stafford County to a quaint log cabin on the shores, but alas, I have done so. While there, we share stories on the state of the common wealth and other deep thoughts on where we should be going and it has been a great privilege for me. Those of us serving on this side of the aisle know, Mr. Speaker as fair and patient, well, mostly patient presider and leader for our commonwealth. I'm confident all will learn of this man's good spirit that can bring laughter to this chamber, even at the end of a long day, waiting for the other body down the Hall to do something, just do anything, really. Over these next two years, those of us on this side will disagree with the majority on many matters of personal concern to us and our constituents. Matters of deep conviction. We May not be able to resolve or mostly maybe not be able to resolve these differences, you May hear an impassioned speech, but don't forget, our future is as bright as we can make it. So, ladies and gentlemen, we're looking forward to the opportunity under the leadership of speaker Howell to forth a dynamic plan in next two years together, building on his legacy of making the right investments in our basic infrastructure, continuing Virginia 's transformation to a 21 century economy, taking care of veterans that need our help, all in a fiscally responsible manner. I urge you to find those buttons and push the green button for william j Howell this morning. Thank you very much.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Are there further nominations hearing none, I declare the nominations are closed. All those in favor of william j Howell to be speaker of the House of delegates should indicate so on the electronic voting board. The rolls should be closed. I am proud to declare william j Howell the speaker of the Virginia House of delegates. The following members are appointed to escort the speaker elect to receive the oath of office. Delegates Kilgore, Robinson, Sickles and Toscano. Please go to the rear of the chamber and escort the speaker-elect in. [ applause ]. >> The oath of office will be administered by the honorable donald w lemmons.
[Unknown]
Speaker elect Howell are you prepared to take the oath of office? Raise your right hand and repeat after me. I do solemnly swear I will support the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the common wealth of Virginia and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge all of the duties incumbent upon me, as speaker of the House of delegates, to the best of my ability, so help me God. Congratulations, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Thank you, thank you. Very kind, thank you very much. Very generous. Not as long as what you gave the choir, but that is okay. Very appreciative. It is truly an honor to stand here today before you. I'm humbled by the trust that you have placed in me to lead this distinguished body, again. Words cannot express how grateful I am for your support and prayers. The office of speaker is a constitutional office. It comes with significant responsibilities, as well as obligations. Not to one party but every member of the House and to the people of this great common wealth. I do not take these duties lightly. And I will continue to serve with the discretion, judiciousness and honor that the people of this commonwealth demand. There are 11 new members with us today. I welcome each of you and your families to Mr. Jefferson's capitol. We're excited to have you join us here in the House of delegates chamber today. It really is a distinct honor to be able to serve in this body. I don't need to remind anyone of some of the gentlemen and gentle women who walked these aisles before. Madison, jefferson, Henry, on, and on. They're a constant reminder to each of us of the tremendous responsibility that we bear as leaders of the commonwealth. None of us are entitled to the seats that we hold and can never forget why we're here today to serve our fellow citizens. As we begin this session, I think it's important to reflect on some of the successes that we have had in recent years. We've seen what happens when we put our ideological differences aside and work together. Last year, thanks to the hard work of so many in this chamber, we adjourned early for the first time in 15 years. Chairman Jones and I are going to try to do it two days early this year. We've passed legislation to make college more affordable, keep students safe on campus, provide our veterans with better health care access. In 2016 session we'll continue to build on this record of success. Virginia faces no shortage of challenges. Our biggest priority this year is going to be crafting a new, two-year state budget. Last year, not only did we adopt a responsible budget but did so ahead of schedule. Our conservative budgeting led to the largest single year of revenue surplus in the history of this commonwealth. Our responsibility this year to replicate that success. We must continue to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars. While Washington drowns in deficits and debt, we have had a constitutional obligation to balance our budget. We must meet the needs of the common wealth without saddling our children and grandchildren with the bill. Just as important as the budget is the matter in which we write it. We have a duty to conduct the peoples' business openly and transparently. Chairman Jones, and their work has always been open and accessible. This year, we're strengthening our commitment to the public by adopting in our rules a 48 hour review period before voting on the final conference report. This change will ensure not only legislators but the public have an opportunity to be apprized of what is in budget before this body takes action. In an effort to maintain and build on a commitment to transparency, we'll no longer hold committee meetings as the members desks in the chamber. I know this can be an inconvenience to some members it is an important signal to the public that we're committed to openness. In addition to the budget and other issue that's require our attention we must remain focused on offering real solutions to our fellow citizens. Virginia's economy, while improving is not out of the unemployment numbers May have woods. Rebounded and virginians continue to feel squeezed. We must redouble our efforts to encourage innovation, promote positive business climate to attract businesses from around the world and strengthen our work force for the 21 century. Education is vital to the long term success. Our goal is to provide every student with the opportunity to succeed. This means investing in a strong public education system. I believe it means providing choice and flexibility for parents and students. This year we have an opportunity to pass a major amendment to our constitution expanding educational opportunities. President obama has said that charter schools quote, are the gateways to higher education and endless possibilities, lifting up students of all back grounds and empowering them to achieve a better future. I think there could be common ground on charter schools in Virginia. I would be remiss if I did not mention health care. This chamber expressed it's will on medicaid expansion no fewer than five times in two years. Our goal should be improving access and keeping costs low. There are a number of proposals on Virginia 's longstanding certificate of public need laws that deserve full, and due consideration. It's also imperative we continue to strengthen our mental and behavioral health system and continue to invest in the health care safety net. We're not always going to agree. We'll exchange lengthy dialogue between each other over our ideas and how to move Virginia forward. I encourage all of us to do so in a civil and respectful way. That is what our constituents expect and demand. I'll conclude by thanking each of you for your service and dedication to this common wealth. We have a long road ahead but I 'm confident we'll find success. Thank you.
Bill Howell
The House will be at ease. [ House is at ease ]. >> House will come to order. I was telling jeff I think I 'm going to have to dial my speeches back a bit. The initial business is the election of the clerk of the House of delegates. Nominations are now in order. The gentleman from -- before o'ban on.
[Unknown]
I rise for placing in nomination paul nardo for office of clerk for the House of delegates and keeper of the rolls of the commonwealth. Those of us who had the honor to serve in this historic chamber know how essential the operation of the House is to our work. We must have a clerk's office that is effective, efficient and professional. Under paul nardo's leadership, our clerk's office is just that. We, and in turn the people we serve, are the beneficiaries of an extraordinary enterprise operated by an outstanding staff. When you consider what we're able to accomplish in this chamber during sessions that last only 60 or 46 days you begin to realize how exceptional and accomplished our clerk's office is. Paul nardo and the staff he leads assure our trains run on time and never forget each one of us represents 80,000 virginians and it's the people of Virginia served by our clerk. And that is the responsibility that paul and his staff take very seriously. It's not by happenstance that this chamber operate so smoothly. The task required of this work are detail oriented. The House of delegates, is not, I can assure you, a place that runs itself. The efficient operation is the biproduct of long days, constant attention and continuing effort to make the best better. That requires a leader who is committed to public service and paul nardo is that leader. Paul has did he voted 25 years of his professional career to public service. His service began in the speaker's office in 2002. He became our clerk in 2011. He has demonstrated ability and fairness essential to performing his job and never waivered from the devotion to this House and it's unique place in the history of our nation. Mr. Speaker, I 'm honored to place paul nardo's name in nomination for another term as clerk of the House ands keener of the rolls.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Is there a second?
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from Alexandria, miss Herring .
[Unknown]
Thank you, I rise for the purpose of seconding the nomination. Paul nardo has been a dedicated public servant over 25 years and he has served efficiently and honorably in the position to which I second his nomination. In his work across Mr. Jefferson's capitol we have seen new technology for membership to make the process of legislating more transparent to the public from ipads to e filings to a new general assembly website, I know we'll see more progress in this legislative term, thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
There l further nominations? So indicate such on the electronic voting board. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 100.
[Unknown]
I declare paul nardo is dul elected as clerk of the House of delegates.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker appoints the following members to escort to the well. Delegates, Byron, O'Bannon, Miller, massy, Plum, and Herring. [ applause ]. >> The oath of office will be administered by the honorable donald wlemmons, chief justice.
[Unknown]
Mr. Nardo are you prepared to take the oath of office? I am, repeat after me. I do solemnly swear I will support the constitution of the united states, and the constitution of the commonwealth of Virginia, that I will faithfully and impartially discharge all of the duties incumbent upon me, as clerk of the House of delegates, to the best of my ability. So help me God .
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Thank you. [ applause ]. >> The next order of business is the election of sergeant at arms. Nominations are now in order. Gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landis.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a purpose of a nomination.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
It's my honor to nominate j pearson for a two year term. Many of you know jay grew up in rural Buckingham County and now lives in Richmond. Jay has been a long-time dedicated employee of the commonwealth of Virginia. He's served not only our sergeant as arms but our House of delegates as information and communications servicers, director. He's active in the rotary club of Richmond and he follows, and I think this is important for someone who serves and works with us, he follows service above self. And I think he does that every day in his life. So, Mr. Speaker, lanl of the House it's my honor to place the nomination, and I hope the House will reelect jay pearson to be our sergeant at arms.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Gentle woman from Fairfax, Mrs. Filler-corn.
[Unknown]
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. I rise to second the nomination of jay pearson. As you heard from my colleague, he began his career in 2002, at the state capitol as House enrolling assistant. He's survived -- provided a lot of service in a wide variety of positions including information and public relations officers, communications services director as well. But we know him dearly as the gentleman who carries the mace into our chamber and we thank you him for assisting us with distribution of legislation and other resources and we agree Mr. Pearson serves with distinction and I strongly support john l pearson and urge my colleagues to support his next two year term.
Bill Howell
Are there further nominations? Hearing none, I declare the nominations are close. All those in favor of john l pearsons of being our sergeant at arms should indicate such on the electronic voting board. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye 100, no, 0.
Bill Howell
The clerk will announce the committee to -- yeah. Hearing none, the clerk will close the roll. I declare john l pearson -- it's been long since I 've done this. Dually elected and will present himself in the well of the House of delegates to receive the oath of office. The oath of office will be administered by the honorable chief paul nardo, clerk of the House of delegates.
[Unknown]
I do solemnly swear to uphold the constitution of the united states, constitution of the commonwealth of Virginia to discharge all duties incumbent upon me so help me God. [ applause ].
[Unknown]
The clerk will record a resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint -- excuse me, House resolution 60, 2016, 2017 rules of the general assembly of Virginia .
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Now, the rolls for the 2016, 2017 session. There are four different rolls changes. The last 1, 48 hours is something he asked me to look into. I worked with the minority leader a little bit and the clerk's office has good suggestions I want to start with rule two. You'll find that on line 45 and 55. Our practice is very, very old. If you look, if there is a vacancy, it's the committee chairman named in roll 16 so this says is that during session there will be an election. That is the way it should be. A seven-day period. When out of session, the committee will meet within three days and that person will be speaker until coming into the session. That is the change in rule two. Rule four, they got together a suggestion with the capitol police and other folks to look at ways to make sure we're prepared and that we had a membering anything that we could basically be somewhere else. That one does that. You'll find that on line 450 and Page eight. Currently the practice is on that calendar have to be everything. This allows us to set out those items, it will be easier for the clerk's office and clearer for the public. Finally, the fourth rules change is one the speaker eluded to in his speech that does several things, that is rule 75-c on lines 13, Page 11 and does four things. The speaker said it requires a 48 hour notice when the budget hits your desk and requires three other things to be set out which I think is very good. Any nonstate agency you find in the budget, it's passed by the House and Senate and any item passing legislation failed in either House. Mr. Speaker, those are the changes and I move adoption of the resolution.
[Unknown]
Shall the resolution be agreed to? Sorry. I apologize.
Kirk Cox
Speaking to the resolution.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House I rise to recommend you vote for this resolution. There is a lot of good work in terms of the budget. The good news about the 48 hour rule is that constituents will have an opportunity to look at the budget, bad news is that no more, no longer will a member be able to say they voted for the budget without knowing what is in it. With that, I hope you'll vote green on this fine resolution.
Bill Howell
Shall the resolution be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
Bill Howell
Aye 100, no, 0. The resolution is agreed to. Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox will advise the Senate that the House of delegates organized and ready to proceed with business. House will be at ease. [ House is at ease ]. >>> House will come to order. Sergeant at arms.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, a message from the Senate. Senator norman.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, having been given a to come on the floor of the House of delegates I have been directed by the president of the Senate to inform the House of delegates that the Senate is organized and ready to proceed with business and we welcome you to our chamber.
Kirk Cox
The clerk will announce the committee on the part of the House of delegates to notify the governor. >> House will come to order. Clerk will report a resolution.
Bill Howell
House joint resolution 150 notifying the governor of organization resolved by the House of delegates, the be composed five on the part of the House and five on the part of the Senate that the general assembly is organized. Resolution. The resolution is agree to. Gentleman from Colonial Heights the House of delegates to the will communicate the action on Senate and request it's concurrence.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I adopt the the House will be at ease.
Bill Howell
House will come to order. Sergeant at arms. >> Mr. Speaker, a message from the Senate .
[Unknown]
Senator norman.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker to have my passport stamped twice in the same day is truly a historic moment. I've been directed by the president of the Senate to inform the House of delegates the House agreed to House joint resolution 150.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The clerk will announce the committee on the part of the House of delegates to notify the governor.
[Unknown]
Delegates Cox, Toscano, Landes, Spruill. The committee is duly organized.
[Unknown]
The House will be at ease.
Bill Howell
House will come to order. Members please take your seats. The clerk will report a resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution number 37 providing for certain joint assemblies a schedule for conduct of sir. I'm trying to find them. House joint resolution 37 is the procedural resolution we see every year, it basically establishes deadlines to you can see all of that. There are two changes from last year, both, I think you'll be pleased with. The first is line 40 and 41 pushes back for committee and resolutions, hopefully that is going to keep us from getting in the snafu where memorial and community resolutions got hung up in the Senate. Two is nothing more than repeating the rules, it's got the 48 hour pro vision so this is a two changes, Mr. Speaker, I hope it be the pleasure of the House to adopt the resolution.
Bill Howell
Shall the resolution be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no, 0. The resolution is agreed to. The clerk will report a resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 38, establishing a schedule with the conduct of business with a prefiling period of the 2017 regular session of the general assembly of Virginia .
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Resolution 38 is also when we do every year, establishes all of your prefiling dead lines, etc., for next year so you see what the calendar is going to loob like. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to adopt the resolution.
Bill Howell
Shall the resolution be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
Kirk Cox
Aye, 98, no, 0. Resolution is agreed to. Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox will communicate the action of the House of delegates to the Senate and request it's concurrence on joint resolutions 37 and 38. House will be at ease.
Kirk Cox
Those guys are a ball of fire! >>
[Unknown]
The clerk will report a resolution.
Kirk Cox
House resolution 71, salaries contingent and incidental expenses result by the House of the comptrollers directed to issue his warrants on the treasurer, to accomplish the work of the House of delegates during the 2016 regular session of the general assembly, necessary payments to cover salaries, temporary employees, as well as cannot and -- contingent and incidental expenses will be set by the clerk or his designee.
[Unknown]
That sums it up.
[Unknown]
I would have the option.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from suf observation, Mr. Jones.
[Unknown]
Since there's nothing left to say I move for the adoption.
[Unknown]
Shall the resolution be agreed to?
[Unknown]
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos, zero. >>, the resolution is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any announcement?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
In addition to the meeting scheduled for this afternoon, the House appropriations committee is going to meet one half hour after recess of the House upstairs in the ninth floor appropriation room for a briefing on the budget, one half hour after recess here. Also, a joint House and Senate courts of justice committee is going to meet now at 3:45, for a presentation by the chief justice and others on the supreme court, that meeting now is 3:45, House room c. In addition, Mr. Speaker, it is asked that I announce the committee assignment -- assignments effective today, speaker's committee assignments effective today: House privileges and elections committee, speaker appoints House d & e, delegates Cole, cheraman, Ingram, Jones, Albo, O'Bannon, Miller, advice chairman, landis, Hugo, ran some, O'Quinn, Minchew, Rush, Fowler, Adams, and mirez, Sickles, Rasoul, lindsay, Murphy, Torian, Price, and Boysko .
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For the committee for the courts of justice, courts of justice, speaker appoints delegates Albo, chair, Kilgore, Bell of Albemarle, vice chair, Cline, Gilbert, Miller, Loupassi, Habeeb, Minchew, Morris, Leftwich, Adams, Campbell, Collins, marez, ross, Toscano, Herring, McClellan, hope, Mason, Krizek .
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Committee on education, the speaker appoints for education Delegate landis, chairman, Lingamfelter, Cole, Pogge, vice chairman, Massie, reeseon, Bell of stanton, LeMunyon, Robinson, Yost, Yancey, gouden heifer, Davis, Leftwich, LaRock, as well as delegates meck clellan, Tyler, Bulova, keene, Hester, lindsay, and Bagby .
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House committee on general laws, speaker appoints delegates Gilbert, chairman, Albo, Wright, Peace, vice chair, Anderson, reeseon, Knight, LeMunyon, helso, Robinson, Yost, Hodges, Bell of stanton, Minchew, Leftwich, Ward, Bulova, Carr, toran, McQuinn, Hester, and Aird .
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For the committee on transportation, the speaker appoints the following delegates, Villanueva, chair, Hugo, vice chair, Garrett, Habeeb, Anderson, Minchew, Yancey, dundenhefer, LeMunyon, Davis, Taylor, Austin, LaRock, killian, Adams, Ward, Toscano, McQuinn, Carr, Filler-Corn, kuam and babbby.
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Committee on finance the speaker appoints the following delegates, delegates Ware, chairman, Orrock, Byron, Cole, Hugo, Cline, vice chair, Marshall of Prince William, Pogge, ed, Farrell, Fariss, Fowler, Watson, Taylor, Watts, keene, Filler-Corn, quarry, Sullivan, Murphy and Aird .
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For the committee on appropriations, the speaker appoints the following: delegates Jones, chair, Ingram, Cox, landis, vice chair, oabandon, Lingamfelter, Poindexter, Massie, Peace, reeseon, Knight, Anderson, Garrett, stvment olle, Rush, Torian, Hester, sixels, James, Carr, McQuinn and lindsay.
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For the committee on counties, cities and towns, the speaker appoints the following: delegates Ingram, chair, Marshall of Prince William, Marshall of Danville, Poindexter, moorefield, Stolle, vice chair, wendt, Morris, Hodges, webber, Taylor, Austin, Campbell, hillan, Collins, Spruill, Herring, Mason, papapik, boyceco, Bell of Loudoun and Krizek .
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Committee on commerce and labor, the speaker appoints delegates Kilgore, chair, Byron, vice chair, Ware, Hugo, Marshall of Danville, Cline, Miller, Loupassi, Bell of Albemarle, Habeeb, Villanueva, Farrell, O'Quinn, Yancey, ran son, McClellan, Ward, Tyler, Spruill, keene, Filler-Corn, corey.
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Committee on health, welfare and institutions the speaker appoints the following: delegates Orrock, chair, O'Bannon, vice chair, Bell of Albemarle, Peace, Pogge, Bell of stanton, Garrett, Stolle, Robinson, Helsel, Yost, Hodges, edmonds, ed, Farrell, Spruill, sixels, hope, James, lavine, Price and Aird .
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For the committee on agriculture, natural resource, the speaker appoints the following: delegates Marshall of Danville, chair, Ware, Wright, Orrock, Poindexter, vice chair, Pogge, Wright, edmonds, Wilt, Morefield, webber, ranson, Fariss, Miller, bullocson, Plum, Bulova, James, Torian, keene, Lopez and Sullivan. For the committee on militia, police and public safety, the speaker appoints the following: delegates Lingamfelter, chair, Wright, vice chair, Cline, Gilbert, Morefield, edmonds, Wilt, webber, Morris, Fariss, O'Quinn, ed, Rush, Fowler, Davis, Tyler, hope, corey, Lopez, Simon, Rasoul, and Bell of Loudoun .
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For the committee on science and technology, the speaker appoints the following: delegates Anderson, chair, Marshall of Prince William, myron, Robinson, vice chair, Helsel, dundenhefer, Leftwich, Adams, LaRock, lawson, fillan, Villanueva, Austin, Campbell, frefis, ross, Plum, Lopez, Simon, Rasoul, labin, and
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Committee on rules, the Heretick. Following, Delegate Howell, chair, landis, Cox, vice chair, Kilgore, Ware, Jones, Orrock, mite, Ingram, Massie, Habeeb, Plum, Toscano, Spruill and Carr. Mr. Speaker, copies of the committee assignments will be available in the rear of the chamber when members depart for the recess. Finally, since several people asked, special session 2015 and one ended at 11:59 a.M. When the new general assembly began. Mr. Speaker, that completes the notes that I have, sir.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox?
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move the House stand in resus until 6:30. If I could quickly explain. Everyone, remember that tonight is the state of the commonwealth. We come back at 6:30 so you can be in your seats in plenty of time, the speech actually starts at 7:00. So with that, Mr. Speaker, I move the House stand in recess.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
[Unknown]
As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. The House stands in recess until 6:30 p.M. >> >>