01/20/2016 House Proceedings

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Minutes

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

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by The Reverend Frederick S. Crookshank, Pastor, Hanover Baptist Church, King George

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leave of Absence granted: Delegate Ward

Journal for Tuesday, January 19, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Committee reports
From Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: HBs 20, 114As, 115, 208, 440, 476, 514S, 699S, 734
From Commerce and Labor: HBs 2, 18, 52S, 123, 124, 125, 691
From Education: HBs 8As (referred), 131, 259, 389 (referred)

Motion by Delegate Loupassi to accede to Senate request to hold special and continuing order related to judges on Thursday, January 21, 2016, agreed to

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

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 15 - Engrossed
HB 186S - Moved to Regular Calendar

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 402 - Engrossed
HB 186S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 221
HB 222
HB 330S
HB 337
HB 386
HB 579
HB 738

HOUSE BILL READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 415A

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 12:49 p.m. to meet Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 12 m.

Transcript

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

[Unknown]
>>. >>> The House will come to order. Members please take your seats. Sergeant at arms.
[Unknown]
House the now in session, all persons not entitled to privileges on the floor, please retire to the gallery.
Bill Howell
Members will rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend Frederick s crookshank, pastor of Hanover baptist church, and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
[Unknown]
Our father in heaven, I 'm thankful to open this session in prayer, to hear how they're prayed for on a weekly basis. May they joy fully fulfill duties and obligations knowing intersessions are made on their behalf. You command us to pray that we May lead a quiet and peaceful life, quiet is the absence of external life, peaceable, godliness, standing in awe of your majesty and honesty. Throughout terms in office, May you prompt a desire to begin each day seeking ways to promote greater freedom and ensure the security of greater liberty in this common wealth. In the affairs of men, so your will May be done and live in the minds and hearts of this assembly to grasp root causes of the challenges that face our commonwealth and enable them to rely upon your timeless truth for wisdom to discover practical protect them, their families and solutions. Interests while absent from each other, protect those who wear a united states uniform around the world and who keep the Peace across the land. Grant that is is accomplished this day May please you. In the fearless name of jesus christ, your son, amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ]. >> Members will answer the roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
[Unknown]
I've exam yind at approved the House of delegates for 2016. Does the clerk have announcements?
[Unknown]
Several important reminders. First, members are reminded that this Friday, this Friday, January 22nd at 3:00 is the deadline to introduce bills and refer joint resolutions. Due to the expected bad weather this week, members are requested to submit as much of that legislation by tomorrow if possible, if you have paper copies or so called blue covers. You May file electrically until 3:00 Friday no matter the weather. So members May not have to submit in person Friday because of the expected bad weather. You May scan or e-mail copies here by 3:00 at the front desk. This is not the norm but we're trying to accommodate everyone as the bill deadline falls, we request members please, please, do not submit commending and memorial resolutions on Friday as they're not impacted by the 3:00 deadline. So it would be helpful in terms of processing going forward. If you have any questions let us know. I remind everyone as well if you have not responded to the survey about the commemorative session, please do so. Thank you.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
I move the household a special and continuing order Thursday, January 21st.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. The gentleman will advice the Senate of our concurrence. The gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Chris Peace
Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House this morning a group of republican leaders held a press conference to talk about health care in Virginia. I am not a medical doctor and did not stay in a holiday inn express but common sense will tell you that health care is one of the biggest issues facing virginians in 2016. We can stipulate families deserve access to quality, affordable care. The question is, how do we get there? The governor made it clear he's calling for an expansion of medicaid, this time, by using a bed tax to pay for it. We oppose medicaid expansion and governor mcauliffe knows this. The House has expressed it's sense repeatedly on this subject. Why is that the case? Expanding a broken system is not the best way to improve access to care or reduce costs. House republicans have an alternative. A solution, to health care without expansion. This morning, the group of republicans that gathered in the House briefing room met and described plans that they'd been working on for several months, several ideas to reform Virginia 's certificate of public need law. This e■fort is overdue and the time is now. Created in the 70s, this program is designed to limit care in our communities, to restrict access. It's led to increased costs and limited access. If president obama were giving us this requirement, we might say that it's rationing care. We have a supply problem and it affects families. Quoting the federal trade commission, competition in health care markets can benefit consumers by improving quality and encouraging innovation. Indeed, Price competition results in lower prices, for and thus broader access to health care products and services. While non-priced competition can promote higher quality. What a concept. Laws suppress this competition by limiting the availability of new or expanded services. That is the Virginia trade commission. Virginia's copn regulates general acute care services, diagnosis imaging, and capitol expenditures. You wanted to build a parking lot, a parking deck, you've got to go through the process. Common sense is missing. Virginia's copm laws are considered the 11th most restrictive in the country according to a study from the mercada center. This center and study found compared to other states, copn laws led Virginia to have 10,800 fewer hospital beds, 41 fewer hospitals with mri services and 58 and the pro posed project would only improve for a small area. That is ridiculous. The Richmond regional planning district spans Chesterfield and Henrico, city of Richmond, town of ashland. It's a huge area. Fair analysis relied on old data, suggesting residents could visit another free standing er and middle Hanover, 45 minutes away or a mri service in Chesterfield or Goochland. It deies logic. I want to thank Senator Orrock to set into motion a study supported by chairman Jones in appropriations, language in the budget that looked to how we'd reform copm. That study was returned with modest results. We need to go farther. Ask yourself whether the government should dictate to private industry when it's willing to invest dollars in your community. You know, they're willing to spend money they May lose if no one comes, if they build it and no one comes, they're out. Why does the state bureaucrat know better than private industry? Shouldn't there be more of a free market process? If this happened in my district, I guarantee, it can happen to yours, this year, a number of legislators introduced various pieces of legislation. We have an opportunity now to enact smart, innovative and meaningful reform that will increase access to care and reduce costs. It's time to remove the unelected government bureaucrats from making decisions for medical providers about what services are offered in local communities across the state. Families want choices. We should not continue to limit medical choices because of an out dated law still on the books. The legislature, I think we know, will be slow to catch up to innovation and the private sector. Just last year, we had uber, a disruptive idea, that was legalized, allowed to come in to Virginia. And duis are down. This year, we've got air bnb to provide more choice in the marketplace. We also have copn reform, I subject is just as disruptive, just as next generational an idea whose time as come. It's the 16th year of the 21 century and it's time we join it and pass meaningful, smart an meaningful reform, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from westworeland, miss ransewn.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a introduction. It is my great honor to introduce pastor rick crookshank, he has been serving local churches in three states, new jersey, pennsylvania and the great commonwealth of Virginia. He's very proud to also celebrate 33 years of marriage to his wife, betsy. Together, they have three children, all graduates of King George high school. Their oldest is a speech pathologist serving several hospitals throughout Virginia and Washington, d.C. Their second is serving in the army and third child just graduated from liberty university. For the past ten years, he's been privileged to serve as pastor of the 227 year old Hanover baptist church, one of the three baptist preachers who were imprisoned, john shackleford started that church 227 years ago. He was imprisoned during the colonial times for their belief in religious liberty. I ask the body to welcome pastor crookshank to the capitol today.
[Unknown]
The gentle woman from Richmond city, mis-McClellan .
[Unknown]
You May state it.
[Unknown]
May the journal reflect any seat mate is absent due to pressing personal business.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from from Lynchburg, Mr. Garrett.
Scott Garrett
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Today, we have hard working young people for wide street, award winning volunteer group. If they're here, if they'd please stand. In the back? They're here to help promote Virginia healthy youth day. This morning on the state capitol lawn our first lady of Virginia kicked off an event with 450 students from Chesterfield County, Suffolk and Arlington, exercising and learning how to stay active. Virginia healthy youth day is an annual event hosted by the Virginia foundation for healthy youth, promoting healthy life styles for our young people, including increasing their physical activity, eating nutritious foods and not using tobacco products. I might add last year, we saw the lowest numbers yet for youth tobacco use in the commonwealth of Virginia. The number of high school smokers in Virginia is down more than 60% from 15 years ago. Well below national average. That, sir, is due to the efforts of the Virginia foundation for healthy youth and these fine young people like our volunteers so, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, if you would please join me in giving them a warm House welcome.
Scott Garrett
Pleased to have the volunteers with us today, thank you for taking time to come by my office and explain to me what you're doing. Appreciate it very much.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, if I May proceed, joining us today as well, in the gallery, I believe, are representatives of Virginia 's local hospitals and health systems, which serve communities throughout the commonwealth. If they're here, if they'd stand as well. That is the rest of the gallery, Mr. Speaker. Seriously, local Virginia hospitals are members of the Virginia hospital and health care association, an alliance of 107 hospitals representing 30 member health systems. Virginia's local hospitals and health systems are major economic engines for our commonwealth. Directly employing over 115,000 in positive economic activity. Folks and generating $36 billion they support our local businesses by purchasing goods and services and provide for the public health. The hha and members are working to make Virginia the healthiest state in the nation. They're visiting the capitol in support of health care policies benefitting all virginians. Mr. Speaker, if you would join me in granting them a warm House welcome. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Bedford, miss Byron .
Kathy Byron
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Kathy Byron
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Those of you here in 2014 May recall voting for my dam safety bill. I tell you this to give you some good news. That was House bill 1006. Those of you that were not here, this is significant news possibly for your districts. House■ bill 1006 required the department of conservation and natural resources, the dam safety management group to go out and do a study that was two years, just recently complete that had would use a storm-based approach to determining the probable maximum precipitation. Now, I 'm not an engineer, but found out through my district and dams in my location, there are 3,000 dams in the commonwealth. Those of you that struggled with the new regs that came out that required a lot of change that's affected the classification of your dams. Many went into a high hazard situation, which brought on a tremendous burden to ensure the safety of the dams was met. And the cost was in the millions. I live in a development that has three, what I call little lakes but they're dams that have to be protected in the event some storm that comes along and all of a sudden every one is in a situation of their safety being in peril. So what we've discovered, when we started looking into this, the budget has a dam safety grant program, that we put money in every year that it helps a little bit. It doesn't fix the dams but does help with engineering and some of the mapping that needs to be done prior to getting the work completed. So, this has been a help to localities but the cost savings, when the study came back, they're using old, out dated mapping information. You know, there were storms that hadn't happened in 200 years, you know, that were being used to determine the structure of what the dams should be, or continue to be. So it was a fine balance to make sure we did our job, but yet, also, protected their pocketbook and ensuring those model that's were being used were accurate. So information has been completed. December 9th, the board adopted the study on December 9th, as I said, now, the good news is that on a conservative measure, $72 million in cost savings, folks. So go back and talk about that, find out how it affects the dams in your district. 45 is high-hazard dams. We expect to see a savings of $19 million. What's happening is that some of those, we're hoping will fall into a lesser category and will make a tremendous difference across the common wealth. So that means those moneys will hopefully go back into our economies, and back into peoples' household budgets to be able to use for something. I want to chairman marshal for bringing his ag committee up to date and hope you'll look into this more for your districts. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
I remind the gentlewoman that we have young people in the gallery and you need to watch your language a little bit. You May not have liked the safety bill, but you didn't have to call it the dam safety bill. Gentleman from rock ridge, Mr. Klein.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
I hope it's better than the last one.
[Unknown]
My last?
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, as you know conservative caucus meets Tuesday mornings at 7:30, the baptist s bring the doughnuts. It's a good time to discuss issues of concern for our constituents and conservative solutions to those issues. And yesterday, the caucus met and adopted an agenda of over 60 bills to provide a positive agenda for solutions to all of the different issues that concern our constituents from education, dealing with charter schools, or common core, to health care, as was discussed by Delegate Peace, relating to copn, to issues related to life, religious freedom, second amendment rights, all of the issues that are enshrined in this document. Our constitution. But we had a press conference yesterday announcing that agenda I want to thank those who participated. We posted that on the face book Page for Virginia executive I hope you'll join us Tuesday caucus. Mornings as we work to implement that this session.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Alfonso Lopez
This veteran's day, governor mcauliffe announced that since October, 2014, Virginia housed 1500 veterans and Virginia continued to make strides in reducing overall homelessness from 2010 to 2015, we saw a 23% decrease thanks to our new focus on housing first approach. And such as rapid rehousing program, which was president george bush's brainchild and a successful program across the country. The governor has been working to end youth homelessness, to address special needs housing and provide integrated housing for persons with intellectual, developmental disabilities. He's working to address the challenge of housing through Virginia affordable housing trust funds. Our previous budget, we provided $4 million to create the trust fund. We invested $$5.3 million to create, preserve affordable housing targeting low income populations that are hard to serve and reduce homelessness in Virginia. That initial investment created and preserved more than 300 affordable housing units. 250 individuals and families with children have received housing assistance. More than 2400 people were connected to educational assistance and another 2900 received help to resolve or prevent delinquent mortgages. Yesterday, the governor announced Virginia center for housing research has been working to assess the impact of these investments through a study commissioned by housing Virginia. Preliminary estimates conclude initial funding of $8 million created 84 jobs, spurred $4 million in earnings and generated $15 million in growth. The housing trust fund has been a smart investment for Virginia. And there is more good news. Yesterday, governor mcauliffe announced $6.9 million in new grants and loans to 21 communities from Lynchburg, organizations. Fairfax to Lee County to, Stafford, Henrico and Virginia beach will now benefit from these programs to increase access to secure and affordable as the governor said yesterday, housing. Building a new Virginia economy means expanding economic security and opportunity for virginians to every walk of life and access to secure housing is a part of the effort. This year, I hope we'll continue to support these programs and bipartisan ledge slatesive initiatives to support the programs. Thank you for the opportunity to speak, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House it's my pleasure to inproduce the youth elected officials for the 69th annual model general assembly, which will be held, I think April 14th-16. Here in our capitol. This is an annual event that allows students from across the commonwealth to come and if they're up there, I 'd like to have them please stand. Are they above me? Okay. It allows students to come and sit in our chairs and do what we do, debate the issues of the day. Some of my friends across the aisle would, I think, be interested in how some of those issues come out. But then again, as I remarked in the past these are teenagers so that is, if you want to look at the world that way, that is fine. However, it is always a lively debate. It's fun to watch them develop and come up with the very same arguments we come up with to defend their position. It's a wonderful event I try to participate in every year. If any of you are looking forward to an opportunity to have a couple days where you're not paid and don't receive mileage, we'd love to have you come and help in this process. I know that is attractive but it's very worth while. It's my pleasure, Mr. Speaker, to introduce our elected officials, elected by their peers to represent the youth. Youth governor, salome gongoza. She's from York town high school. Lieutenant governor thomas Watson, attorney general doug wiemer from graham high school. House speaker kate lynn Hall. Delegate tillion thinks he has a chance to be speaker one day if kate lynn can do it. House speaker pro tem, jeremy Nelson, and Senate president pro let's give them a big round of tem. Applause, please.
Bill Howell
We're really happen -- happy to see you. I'm not happy about someone being called a speaker pro tem, it sounds like sun is waiting. I hope you can find somebody decent to be president of of your general laws committee. Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Davis.
Glenn Davis
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Glenn Davis
Thank you. Today, Mr. Speaker, we have visitors from the Virginia beach jc with us. And every year, they put on an event, I know that is very near and dear to your heart when you were younger, coastal and east coast surfing championship. It's the longest running competition in the nation from a surfing competition. They're here to kick off the 2016 ecse. Jcs are men and women 18-40 years old, founded in 1948 and credited with the start of the Virginia beach rescue squad, general hospital of Virginia beach, Virginia beach library system and flame of hope memorial. As a former jc myself, along with ron Villanueva, we'd like to invite you August 21st-August 28th. And if you don't surf we have extreme sports for you as well. I ask you to give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Happy to have the jcs with us here this morning, thank you for your time.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Williamsburg, Mr. Mason.
Monty Mason
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Monty Mason
Mr. Speaker, I 'm privileged along with the gentlewoman from Newport News to welcome two leaders from Newport News ship building. President mat mulheron and bill Bell, the vice president of human resources and administration. I hope everyone here had the opportunity to tour the ship yard. And if you have not, please take a day. It is spectacular. Over 20,000 employees, maker of complex ships, nuclear power aircraft carriers and one thing you'll see throughout submarines. The day are people constantly talking about once you go to work at the ship yard, it gets in your blood. Celebrating their 130th year this year, I believe that we have the fifth generation of worker in one family working in that ship yard today, president mullherron started in 1981, president since 2011. He with other employees serve on numerous boards in the air, ship building council of america, greater peninsula now and Hampton roads business round table. He's gubernatorial appointee for the Virginia nuclear energy commission. Mr. Bell, also, is started this tour of duty in Newport News in 1986 but educated at Newport News apprentice school and newport university and william and mary school of law. And Hampton roads chamber of commerce, economic development foundation and Virginia peninsula united way. He's gubernatorial board for work force development. We know it contributes to our regional and state economy and also our national security. I hope you'll join me in giving them a warm House welcome. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have the members from Newport News ship building and thank you for all that you do for Virginia and our country.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from luneburg, Mr. Wright.
Tommy Wright
I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Tommy Wright
It's my pleasure to welcome a group of students from Amelia academy and their escort here to individualsit the capitol and see what we do during the session. I appreciate if you'd join me in giving them a warm House welcome. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Great to have students visiting with us today. Gentleman from from Loudoun .
[Unknown]
I have request. I rise to introduce the members from the 87 district from all dulles area muslim today, they're part of the interfaith coalition. They do a tremendous amount of charity for the community and I want to welcome them here and ask you join me in giving them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Delighted to have visitors with us today, are there further motions or resolutions if not clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for Virginia House of delegates, Page one of the printed calendar, House bills on second reading, uncontested calendar. House bill 15, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to personal property tax, classifications, reporting to the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from powahan, Mr. Ware.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It allows a couple specific instances for localities to levy a personal property tax which could take a couple different classifications if a personal has property in different classifications allows it to put it at the lower classification so that taxpayers pays it a lower level this, broadens it to include all tangible personal property and allows localities to offer that at the lowest tax rate. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill 186 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to the expiration date of pork related tax credits.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Yancey.
David Yancey
Mr. Speaker, temporarily take by.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by regular calendar, we'll come back to uncontested calendar.
David Yancey
House bill 186 moved to regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bills engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill on second reading regular calendar, House bill 402 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to conformity of the commonwealth taxation system with the united states internal revenue code, reporting to the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Powhatan, Mr. Ware.
Lee Ware
It brings Virginia 's tax code into conformity with the federal tax code. We try to do this timely. You'll notice it has an emergency clause. This will allow our citizens and those who prepare taxes to do that in a simplified manner. I ask the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Mr. Marshal.
Lee Ware
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I think two years ago, if my memory is correct, and no one has found a problem with it. Is there anything in here relating to the affordable care act? .
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman I have a list of low key things that are included in this, and I do not have that list. It is one of the measure that's would be swept in under this legislation. I can go through the list. I've got 15 or 20 items but none of them gives a specific reference to the affordable care act.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Could the gentleman please go through the list.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman tell us what that list comprises of?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Powhatan yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
He asked you to read off the list.
[Unknown]
Certainly, be glad to give the House a full statement of what I have here. By advancing Virginia 's date of conforming we'd allow Virginia to conform to the following federal legislation enacted during the year 2015 which May, that very thing May indicate your answer. Here is the first one I know you'd be pleased for. Protecting americans from tax hikes act of 2015. You're all participating in that. Assuming you vote for this fine legislation. Division q of House resolution 2029, extended a number of expiring federal pro visions and added new tax provisions. These include increasing expensing limitations and treatment of certain real report as irc 179 property, several pro visions related to depreciation and expensing of certain types of property, your pleasure is increasing with each one, I can tell. The above the line deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary schoolteachers. The deduction for state and local general sales taxes. It gets better. The above the line deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses. Exclusion for discharge of indebtedness on principle residents, treated of certain income related to s corporations and enhanced eitc provisions first first enacted in year 2010. Those are the extensions. These are the modifications. The modifications of certain existing provisions in the inclusion of certain new income tax provisions are these. Modifications made to the irc, 179, the internal revenue code, deduction for certain business assets, indexing the cap on above the line deduction for certain expenses for elementary and secondary schoolteachers and exclusion of restitution paid to wrongfully incarcerated individuals. I believe, Mr. Speaker, that, no. There is more. No. I know the gentleman from Prince William is waiting, carefully for these. The don't tax our fallen public safety heros act, hr 606 and bipartisan budget act of 2015, providing clarification regarding requirements for an entity to be a partnership for federal income tax purposes. Mr. Speaker, that completes the list that I have.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bill engrossed and passed to third returning.
[Unknown]
Returning to Page two, to House bill 186, a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia related to port related tax credits reporting to the committee on finance with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it extends port related tax credits to January 1, 2012. I move the House engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to, shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes the calendar.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any announcements?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, Mr. Speaker. A committee meeting for Wednesday, January 20th, appropriations committee meeting one half hour after adjournment on the ninth floor appropriations room. The courts of justice of committee meeting is cancelled in lieu of it, however, civil law subcommittee meets one half hour after adjournment in House room one.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Yes, gentleman from from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Civil subcommittee is going to start as soon as the quorum gets down stairs and we're meeting down stairs.
[Unknown]
One half hour after adjournment of the House, criminal law subcommittee will meet in the gab in House room c. The finance committee subcommittee one is meeting a half hour after adjournment in House room d. And finance committee subcommittee number two is meeting a half hour after adjournment of the House in the fifth floor east conference room in the gab. Later this afternoon ashth 3:00 appropriations agriculture commerce, technology and natural resources subcommittee will be meeting in the ninth floor appropriations room. Then, at 4:00 agriculture, testing and natural resources subcommittee will be meeting at 4:00 in the 8th floor west conference room. County, city, and towns subcommittee number two is meeting at 4:00 today in the 7th floor west conference room. Hwi subcommittee number three meeting has been cancelled today. Hwi, is not meeting. Then, at 5:00 the rural caucus will be meeting in the third floor east Senate conference room. This is a change in time. Rural caucus at 5:00 today. Looking ahead to tomorrow, Thursday, January 21st, legislative sportsman's caucus will meet at 7:00 in the morning in the 6th floor speaker's conference room in the general assembly building. Transportation subcommittee number three will be meeting at 7:00 a.M. At 7:30 tomorrow morning militia, police, and public safety committees, subcommittee number two will be meeting at 7:30 in the fourth floor west conference room. 58 rose caucus meeting in the sixth floor conference room, then, 8:30, health, welfare and institutions in House room d. The transportation committee will be meeting at 8:30 a.M. In House room c. Immediately upon adjournment of the full hwi committee, subcommittee number two will be meeting in House room d. And at 10:00 tomorrow, appropriations public safety subcommittee will be meeting in the ninth floor appropriations room. Committee on rules will be meeting at 10:00 tomorrow in the sixth floor speaker's conference room and finally, the republican caucus will be meeting at 11:30 in House room one. But also advise about bill filing deadline is Friday. Speaker is going to be making decisions about where we're going to end up on Friday, weather Wise for committees and floor. But the deadline is still Friday, for bills, it's 3:00, no problem if you're filing do it by paper we ask you do it today or tomorrow if possible. That completes the announcements I have.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
On the sportsman's caucus we're going to get an update on electrically, if you're going to blue crabs and oysters. If you have an interest in those and how we're doing in Virginia, whether you attend or not we'd love to have you there.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move the House adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox moves when the House adjourn it reconvenes tomorrow at 12.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now adjourn. That motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until 12:00 noon, tomorrow. 12:00 noon, tomorrow.