01/21/2016 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 Douglas W. Kittredge, Senior Pastor, New Life in Christ Church, Fredericksburg

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: Delegates Anderson, Campbell, and Ward

Journal for Wednesday, January 20, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Committee reports
From Appropriations: HBs 477, 568, 1063
From Health, Welfare and Institutions: HBs 202S, 239, 310S, 311, 312S, 313As, 314S, 435, 498A, 504, 527, 528, 564As, 566, 580S, 583, 646, 657A
From Rules: HB 245; HJs 31, 87As, 88, 163, 169; HRs 73, 75S
From Transportation: HBs 34, 41, 213, 329, 507S, 747

HJR 188 taken up and agreed to

HJR 172 taken up and agreed to

Motion by Delegate Habeeb to adjourn in honor and memory of Caroline Jean Stalker agreed to

HJR 170 taken up and 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 BILL READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 15 - Passed (Y-95 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 402 - Passed (Y-96 N-0)
HB 186S - Passed (Y-97 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 221 - Engrossed
HB 222 - Engrossed
HB 330S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 337 - Engrossed
HB 386 - Engrossed
HB 579 - Engrossed
HB 738 - Engrossed

Message from Senate: HJR 178 agreed to

HOUSE BILL READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 415A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed

RESOLUTION
REGULAR CALENDAR
HJR 64 - Agreed to (Y-95 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 20
HB 52
HB 114
HB 115
HB 123
HB 124
HB 125
HB 208
HB 440
HB 476
HB 514
HB 691
HB 699
HB 734

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 2
HB 18
HB 131
HB 259

Message from Senate: HJR 178 agreed to

HR 80 (Nominating a person to be elected a Court of Appeals of Virginia judge) offered by Delegate Loupassi and agreed to

HR 81 (Nominating persons to be elected to circuit court judgeships) offered by Delegate Loupassi and agreed to

HR 82 (Nominating persons to be elected to general district court judgeships) offered by Delegate Loupassi and agreed to

HR 83 (Nominating persons to be elected to juvenile and domestic relations district court judgeships) offered by Delegate Loupassi and agreed to

HR 84 (Nominating a person to be elected to the State Corporation Commission) offered by Delegate Kilgore and agreed to

HR 85 (Nominating a person to be elected to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission) offered by Delegate Kilgore and agreed to

Message from Senate: Nomination made for a member of the State Corporation Commission

HR 80 (Electing a person to Court of Appeals of Virginia) – (Y-96 N-0)

HR 81 (Electing persons to circuit court judgeships) – (Y-96 N-0)

HR 82(Electing persons to general district court judgeships) – (Y-96 N-0)

HR 83 (Electing persons to juvenile and domestic relations district court judgeships) – (Y-96 N-0)

HR 84 (Electing a person to the State Corporation Commission) – (Y-96 N-0)

HR 85 (Electing a person to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission) – (Y-96 N-0)

Message from Senate: Nominations made for certain judicial offices of the Commonwealth

Motion by Delegate Loupassi to waive the reading of the report of the Joint Committee agreed to (Y-92 N-0)

Court of Appeals of Virginia
Robert J. Humphreys

Election of Circuit Court Judges
Marjorie T. Arrington, First Judicial Circuit
John W. Brown, First Judicial Circuit
A. Bonwill Shockley, Second Judicial Circuit
Leslie M. Osborn, Tenth Judicial Circuit
Gary A. Hicks, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
Joseph J. Ellis, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
J. Overton Harris, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
Daniel R. Bouton, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
Nolan B. Dawkins, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
Robert J. Smith, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Bruce D. White, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Burke F. McCahill, Twentieth Judicial Circuit
John T. Cook, Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit
Victor V. Ludwig, Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit
Dennis L. Hupp, Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit
Thomas J. Wilson, IV, Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit
Robert M. D. Turk, Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit
Patrick R. Johnson, Twenty-ninth Judicial Circuit

Election of General District Court Judges
Teresa N. Hammons, Second Judicial District
Gene A. Woolard, Second Judicial District
Douglas B. Ottinger, Third Judicial District
Morton W. Whitlow, Third Judicial District
Charles H. Warren, Tenth Judicial District
J. William Watson, Jr., Tenth Judicial District
D. Eugene Cheek, Sr., Thirteenth Judicial District
Becky Jo Moore, Eighteenth Judicial District
Mitchell I. Mutnick, Nineteenth Judicial District
Gordon F. Saunders, Twenty-fifth Judicial District
Randal J. Duncan, Twenty-seventh Judicial District

Election of Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges
Deborah V. Bryan, Second Judicial District
Joseph P. Massey, Fourth Judicial District
Ronald E. Bensten, Seventh Judicial District
George C. Fairbanks, IV, Ninth Judicial District
Marvin H. Dunkum, Jr., Tenth Judicial District
D. Gregory Carr, Twelfth Judicial District
Stuart L. Williams, Jr., Fourteenth Judicial District
George D. Varoutsos, Seventeenth Judicial District
Dale M. Wiley, Twenty-second Judicial District
R. Louis Harrison, Jr., Twenty-fourth Judicial District
Elizabeth Kellas Burton, Twenty-sixth Judicial District
D. Scott Bailey, Thirty-first Judicial District

State Corporation Commission
Mark C. Christie

Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
Robert Ferrell Newman

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 1:27 p.m. to meet Monday, January 25, 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]
Pou hattan whatan. >>> The House will come to order. Members, 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.
Bill Howell
Members will rise and be led in prayer and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america led by gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Please pray with me. Heavenly father, you're worthy to receive praise and honor for you created all things. He renew the earth daily and sustain our earth. We confess if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without your notice, how can our commonwealth continue without your notice and the authority comes from you, aid? Oh, God and it is a delegated authority. We're sure that accept the lord build a House, the labor and pain of building. We need your help in this assembly, House divided cannot stand, unite us in your wisdom. Without your aid, our efforts to serve this common wealth, our projects will be to future generations. We rely on our own understanding and help us dependent upon your mercy and grace. Send forth your spirit to guide and lead us. To our nation, and to the world. In the name of jesus, we pray, amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ]. >> Thank you, members will answer roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
Kirk Cox
Purse unite to House rule three, I 've examined and approved the journal for the House of delegates for January 20th, 2016. Does the clerk have announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Just two reminders, again, tomorrow, February, sorry, January 22nd at 3:00 is the deadline for introduction of bills and refer joint resolutions. Due to the expected snow storm, members are requested timely to submit as much of the legislation today by close of business as possible, especially if you have blue or paper copy covers. Blue covers or paper copies. You May file electronically up until 3:00 tomorrow from whenever you might be. Members do not have to submit tomorrow. You can scab -- scan, or e-mail to us at the front desk. We're continuing to canvas to see who will be attending the commemorative session this month and appreciate you letting us know one way or another. All of the announcements I have, sir.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from carolina, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, I rise for purpose of a resolution.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Bobby Orrock
House joint resolution 188 commending richard v hurley.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the resolution.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That is agreed to, thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from rock ridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of an introduction. With us are the members of the council of independent colleges in Virginia. Phil stone, the new president of sweetbriar college. I ask him to stand and president stone has taken over at a critical time. Sweetbriar went through quite a year, we don't know whether they're going to make it out of the certain difficulties they were facing. If you know the women who either go to sweetbriar or who are alumni you never would have had any doubt. I think president stone and I were talking about adding a motto in addition to the current motto, she who earned the rose May bear it, to teaching women since 1901 and educating fighters since 1901. These women know how to fight to save their college and did a great job. President stone was president of bridgewater from 1994 to 2010 and earned his law degree from the university of Virginia. I hope you will give him and other representatives a warm welcome today.
Bill Howell
We're delighted to have president stone and other presidents with us today. The gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of two motions.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Greg Habeeb
I request hjr be called up, out of order.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 172, celebrating the life of Caroline jean stalker.
[Unknown]
I move adoption of the resolution.
[Unknown]
As many in favor of the resolution will please rise. That resolution is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the second motion. And resolution just adopted. Mr. Speaker, I don't know anybody who hasn't served in this body or worked in these buildings understands what a family everybody here at the general assembly is. From the folks that work in legislative services to the folks that serve in this body to pages, to the staff, to folk that's clean the bathrooms we have a shared experience here that I 'm not sure anybody outside of this room understands. And a month ago, we lost a member of our extended legislative family, Caroline jean stalker was an attorney with legislative services and she passed away on new year's eve, 2015 at age 42 after a battle with malanoma. Mr. Speaker, despite facing obstacles her family and friends says she faceder battle without complaint. I can speak having gone to visit her in the hospital when things were not looking good at all that all she cared about is how her experiences were affecting these around her. She was born in scotland but moved to Virginia at age three, attending schools in Richmond, and went to college at Washington Lee, one of the first classes of female students to graduate. She majored in german and was a member of the girls basketball team. She worked for a nonprofit before going to law school for wake forest, but we overlapped at wake forest by a few years. She came back to Virginia and clerked for a judge in Virginia beach. Passed the bar and began her legal career. In 2007 she came to work for legislative services. She worked on House and Senate committees on transportation. She then went to do transportation and policy with dmv and made the decision to return to legislative services in 2014. She was assigned the courts committee and civil court subcommittee where a lot of us got to work with Caroline. Those who serve on courts know within this family it is the general assembly there are other subfamilies. Those who serve on courts are truly a family with our staff and colleagues. Mr. Speaker, a lot of people May not have known Caroline because she was a quiet person, never sought the spotlight. She was driven to do her best in everything from school, work, to volunteer time. She never sought to outshine anybody. She did good work for the same of good work. The time I got to work with her I saw her to be a true professional in getting things right. She was very close with her family, Mr. Speaker, survived by her mother, who we got to meet in the hospital, as well as her brother and sister-in-law, nieces and nephews. Mr. Speaker, Caroline had a full life, her untimely death leaves a sense of a life unfinished but the measure of one's life is the impact we leave on those who we loved and there is no doubt Caroline stalker lived a remarkable life shechlt May have never taken a recorded vote in this body but affected policies of the commonwealth in many meaningful and long lasting ways as our staff do but go uncredited. For all of these reasons and noer that I can never say I request that when the House adjourn today it do so in the honor and memory of our colleague, who passed away, Caroline jean, stalker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb moves the House adjourn in the memory of Caroline jean stalker. As many who approve that motion will please rise. That motion is agreed to. The gentlemenwoman from Richmond city, mis-McClellan .
Greg Habeeb
The gentlewoman from from Richmond city, Mrs. O'quinn.
[Unknown]
I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Greg Habeeb
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I recognize too introduce the brothers of alpha phi alpha fraternity. I'm honored to introduce them. It was founded in 1911 as the first intercollegiate greek letter fraternity for african it initially served as a support american american. Group for minority students who the early leaders succeeded in faced racial prejudice. Laying a firm foundation to principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the up lifting of humanity. Famous alumni include thurgood marshal, andrew young and others. This fraternity has a rich history of involving african american achievement and civil rights issues. Through it's programs, litigation, financial support, and collaboration with other organizations, it has influenced public policy and change in the fight for african american civil rights and social justice. We're very proud of this institution, and it's accomplishment. I ask the House, as they stand, I ask the House will join me in giving them a warm general assembly welcome, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have members from alpha phi alpha with us today. We hope you enjoy your time at the capitol.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from staff ford, Mr. Dudenherer.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an announcement. As you've been walking here today you know doubt saw a display by the Virginia national guard. Today is Virginia national guard day at the capitol. And those young men are demonstrating a few of the guards' capabilities as they come. At 6:00 p.M. There will be a reception at the library of Virginia, and they ask me to tell you that heavy food of brisket and ribs will be served and it would be great to have a large crowd there. As far as introduction, I 'm hoping in the gallery we have representing the army national guard is sergeant david sanford, and staff sergeant meredith monroe. And the Virginia defense force is sergeant margaret asaro. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to give these warriors a rousing round of applause.
[Unknown]
We're honored and thank you for your service to our communities, the common wealth and our country. Thank you.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from from Middlesex, Mr. Hodges.
Keith Hodges
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Keith Hodges
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House we're pleased to have a group of students and their instructors from the regional career educational program. This program serves counties of Essex, matthews, Middlesex and west point and the skilled and dedicated instructors provide valuable, educational services to adults in the community, to improve adult literacy and skills in reading, writing and math. The program provides ged preparation and serves as a ged test center for area adults. They're visiting with us today so learn about the legislative with them, we have members of process. The Virginia association of adult and continuing education, it is with great honor to introduce them today and I ask they stand and join me in giving them a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Very pleased to have the members with us today. Thank you for your time. Gentleman from from Fauquier, Mr. Weber. Gentleman May proceed.
Michael Webert
I would like to introduce members of the wine council, wineries continue to serve as a rapidly growing sector of the agricultural industry with outstanding figures to report. The number of wineries in Virginia has grown from 129 from 2005 to 255 in 2016. 511,000 cases of Virginia wine were sold in 2013, increasing 5% over the last year. Virginia wine generates $750 million economic impact to Virginia. Supporting employment for 4800 individuals, industry wide and more than 156 million in wages in 2012. Virginia's wine industry generates $131 million in wine tourism and 1.6 million tour yiz wineries. Virginia ranks fifth in the nation for wine grape production. We welcome representatives from wineries throughout the commonwealth and I ask if they're present, to please stand -- tourists visited Virginia and be recognized with a warm welcome from the Virginia House of delegates.
Bill Howell
Pleased to have visitors with us today. Gentleman from Lynchburg ,
Michael Webert
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
May the journal reflect my seat mate is away due to pressing personal business.
[Unknown]
Journal will reflect.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The governor visited us here and Mr. Garrett. Gave us a list of economic development successes over two years. I'm happy to report, Mr. Speaker, that the good news keeps coming. This morning, governor mcauliffe announced san francisco based shift technologies uses technology to help people invest $20 million to accomplish the first east coast operation in Arlington County. It will create 100 new jobs and is a direct result of the governor's meeting with officials in california, on his west coast marketing mission just this September. The governor was able to convince shifts to expand into Virginia and beat out competitors like seattle, san diego and boston. Bringing companies like shift to Virginia is at the heart to of the effort to build a new Virginia economy. It's an effort everybody in this chamber I know agrees is crucial to Virginia 's future, shift will find Arlington a perfect home, our educated work force and our dynamic entrepreneurial business climate will help shift thrive now, and into the future. We welcome them into the community. I thank governor mcauliffe for the work he's done to bring new companies and jobs to Virginia. I look forward to the great work he'll no doubt continue to do driving our economy into the 21 century. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Today, Mr. Speaker, visiting with us are men and women with the March of dimes. The March of dimes folks, please stand, I 'd appreciate it. The March the dimes is here to support legislative issues to help improve the birth of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of dimes is dedicated to improving the health of all babies and families. Prematurity is the number one killer of babies in the united states. The March of dimes is working to change that by funding research to identify reasons why babies are born too soon, or very sick, and help more moms have healthy babies from polio to prematurity, the March of dimes is focused on researching problems that threaten our children and finding ways to prevent them, Mr. Speaker, the March of dimes has led the drop in preterm deaths in the common wealth, from 12.1 to 9.2%. Bringing science into practice is how the March of dimes ensures wide spread application to the population. Our babies are born healthier and stronger. There is a novel, team aprech to examine the problem of preterm birth from every angle. They have now launched five transdisciplinary research centers aimed at finding unknown causes of premature birth. At these centers, scientists from many disciplines work together to develop preventions for preterm labor. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, please join me in recognizing contributions made from the March of dimes and extend to the March of dimes a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
We thank the March of dimes for all they continue to do for the people of the commonwealth. We just wish we got along better, sit together next time. Gentleman from Albemarle Mr. Bell.
Rob Bell
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction and point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, in the gallery are members from pbcc representing the county I represent and many surrounding counties. I ask them to rise and give them a warm House welcome. Thank you. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, I would like to address the House 's agenda for domestic violence. This body led the way for combatting domestic violence in Virginia and have taken on issues like exception for marital rape and forceable sodomy, established the sexual response response teams, expanded protective orders and took on campus sexual assault with a bill that is the first of it's nature in the country. We'll continue that work this the issues are two fold. Year. First would be we're seeking to address repeat offenders, and also, to empower crime victims. Repeat offenders, as everyone knows, commits the crime, gets arrested, gets convicted, gets released and does it again. All of us remember those dangerous offenders are the people likely to commit a more serious offense and put victims at risk. The bills we have are several. First would be House bill 610. I would say if you commit a crime against somebody with a protective order against you, it will be a felony. So the woman goes, gets a protective order. The man is ordered to stay away, he comes and commits a assault and battery or stalks her, we're going to make that a felony. The second is House bill 886. There is a current law that made some second offense stalking offenses a felony. We're going to make them all felonies. If you stalk, get convicted, go out, stalk again, we'll make it a felony. Delegate Gilbert has a bill, 1087 that says if you violate a protective order in possession of a dangerous firearm that, will be a felony. A second offense against the same person, currently, the third offense is a felony. We're going to say second offense is a felony. Delegate Cline has a bill that says if you're charged of assault and battery or taken under the first offender program you'll have to get counselling. For nonlawyers a felony is a more serious charge. With a misdemeanor, you can go to jail for a year and is resolved by probation by a fine. Felony involves lengthy prison and penalties are higher. These charges will elevate them and help prevent these charges from happening again. In addition we have a number of bills to help empower crime victims. House bill, excuse me, 767 and 768 that says you will get a protective order and a concealed carry permit that you will be able to defend yourself if you can't have time to get the police there. There will be training for those not comfortable to use a firearm. I have a bill that says we have a problem with stalking. We don't know how to define it. When this becomes scary. We're going to flip it and say when the victim says it does. If she tells the person, you stay away, he has to stay away. We took that from north dakota after a study. Last, Delegate Peace has a amendment to provide $2 million to additional services for those who are victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, this will help make sure when someone is a victim, she can get help in the community where she lives. This is a project we've worked on many, many years. The goal is to prevent the violence and make sure the most frightening offenders are not in a position to owe -- do it we're hopeful that this is not a again. Place, we have many fights in this body, House, Senate, republicans, governor's mansion, legislature, this is one we hope we can pass. I welcome support and hope we can get them out, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Rob Bell
Gentleman from from Powhatan, Mr. Ware.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a motion.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
May we take up House joint resolution 170 out of order?
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 170, celebrating the life of James e Hargrove .
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Powhatan .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move we adopt the resolution.
Bill Howell
Shall the motion be agreed to? As many as favor that resolution will please rise. The resolution is agreed to. Gentleman from from Washington Mr. O'quinn.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. We have with us in the gallery today, and I ask they stand, a group visiting from the morrison school in Virginia. The school helps students that learn differently by instilling in them academic proficiency, personal values and social competence necessary for personal happiness, job success and good citizenship. The school's founder believes that children with unique learning differences need to be equipped with life long learning strategies to help them thrive, within their educational, professional and social environments. So, Mr. Speaker, we have a great group that of students and chaperones that braved the impending winter snow storm and came to Richmond to see democracy in action. We talked about it a lot of times. And seeing it firsthand is certainly a valuable lesson, a valuable experience. I ask members join me in giving them a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Very pleased to have the students with us, today. The gentlewoman from Bedford, miss Byron .
Kathy Byron
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman has the floor.
Kathy Byron
I would like to have the journal reflect, my seat mate, gentleman from from Prince William is absent due to pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Journal will so reflect.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Frederick, Mr. Collins.
Chris Collins
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a purpose of introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Chris Collins
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'm proud to have the opportunity to introduce Virginia 's career and technical student organization state presidents. They're accompanied by one of my constituents, who is the state advisor for deka. These students represent several career organizations that are available to students in Virginia 's middle and high schools. They're deka state president, isaac wentz, we have hailey copeland from strawsburg high school, please stand. We have the fsa state president, chandler vaughn, from randolph Henry high school. Aaron Sullivan from abington high school. And skills usa state president michaela currents from turner ashby high school. We have one national president with us. Kelsey stoner from deep run high school, the current tsa national president. Please join me in welcoming these outstanding products of Virginia public schools.
[Unknown]
We're delighted to have you with us and thank you for your leadership in that organization.
[Unknown]
Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39? Clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for the Virginia House of delegates for Thursday, January 21, 2016, Page one of the printed calendar, House bill on third reading uncontested calendar. House bill on third reading uncontested calendar. House bill 15 is a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to personal property tax classifications.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 95, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page two, House bills on third reading regular calendar, House bill 402, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to conformity of the common wealth taxation system with the u.S. Internal revenue code,
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Emergency. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 94, no. 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 186, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code relating to court related tax credits.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 97, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bills on second reading uncontested calendar. House bill 221, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to active duty health care providers at public or private facilities. In accordance with duties reporting to the committee on health, welfare and institutions.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Stolle.
Chris Stolle
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it maintains workers by working in community health care facilities. House will changes orders to military duties to help facilitate the process to allow them to work. Mr. Speaker, I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing uncontested second reading, House bill 222, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to the recognition of emergency medical services personnel licensing. Reporting to the committee on health, welfare and instit yults.
Chris Stolle
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Stolle.
Chris Stolle
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It products the public after ktibility of ems personnel. Facilitates day-to-day movement and authorizes state offices to afford immediate recognition of personnel licensed and member states. I move that House bill 222 be engrossed and moved to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 330, a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia relating to registration of clinical nurse specialists reporting to the committee on health, welfare and institution was a substitute.
Chris Stolle
The gentlewoman from James city county, miss Pogge .
Brenda Pogge
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Substitute agreed to. Gentlewoman from James city county.
Brenda Pogge
Thank you. It sets forth criteria into code to receiving that December -- designation.
[Unknown]
Continuing, House bill 337, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to informed consent to experimental treatment, reporting to committee on health, welfare and institutions.
[Unknown]
Hb 337 makes two changes to the code. It changes brain disorder diseases to neurodegenerative and adds non-pharmacological treatment.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
The sergeant at arms?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a message from the Senate .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I have been directed by the president of the Senate to inform the House of delegates the Senate agreed to House joint resolution number 178.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill 386, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to certified nurse aides reporting to committee on health, welfare and institutions.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Minchew.
Randy Minchew
Thank you, it adds a module for reporting techniques in our nurse aid education programs. In addition to being required to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect, nurse aides function as cops on the beat and they're the first to see problems at early stage. We want them to have discernment and situational awareness skills to protect our most-vulnerable citizens. Mr. Speaker, I move House bill 386 be engrossed and sent forward to third reading, thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 579, a bill to repeal a section of the section of the code of Virginia related to license to practice optometry issuance without examination.
Randy Minchew
Mr. Speaker, the section of the code, outdated law removes reciprocity. All states now require a national board exam. Existing language allows health professions to grant by endorsement, and this is the current practice of the board. I move that House bill 579 be engrossed and passed on to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
And, Mr. Speaker, House bill 738 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to registered surgical technologyists, registration deadline reporting to the committee on health, welfare and institutions.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Lynchburg, Mr. Garrett.
Scott Garrett
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it merely extends the deadline to register for those surgical assistants that were already grand fathered in. I move it be engrossed and moved to third reading, sir.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills be passed and moved to third reading.
Scott Garrett
Continuing, House bill on those in favor say aye. Second reading, regular calendar, House bill 415, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the Virginia board for people with disabilities, powers and duties. Reporting with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from James city county, miss Pogge .
Brenda Pogge
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the body vote for the amendment.
[Unknown]
Shall the committee amendment be agreed to? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That is agreed to.
Brenda Pogge
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it provides the board will submit a report every three years, governing the primary service areas that the board covers. What this bill will do is an agency bill, is will change that to an annual report that covers two of the primary service areas, and within a four-year period, all of the areas will be covered annually. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, resolution, regular calendar, House joint resolution 64, confirming the appointment by the christmas eve justice of the supreme court of Virginia, of the chairman of the Virginia criminal sentencing commission, that bill, hjr 64 reported for the committee for courts of justice.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Albo, sorry to interrupt your lunch.
Dave Albo
You saved me from a boring conversation with LeMunyon, though. This bill is just an appointment of the sentencing commission. And self explanatory. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the resolution be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
Dave Albo
Aye, 95, no. 0.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes this portion of today's business.
[Unknown]
House will be at ease.
Bill Howell
House will come to order. Time for the joint order has arrived and the House is ready to proceed with House joint resolution 178. Nominations are now in order for an appointment for the judge of the court of appeals in Virginia .
[Unknown]
House resolution 80 nominating a person to be appointed to the court of appeals in Virginia .
[Unknown]
Are there further nominations? The chair hears none. Those in favor say aye. The resolution is agreed to. Opposed, no. Nominations are now in order for a judge of the judicial circuit. For judges of the judicial circuit. The clerk will report a resolution.
[Unknown]
House resolution 81, nominating persons to be elected to circuit court judgeship.
[Unknown]
Are there further nominations? The chair hears none. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Resolution agreed to.
[Unknown]
Resolutions, nominations are now in order for judges of the general district courts. The clerk will report a resolution.
[Unknown]
House resolution 82, nominating persons to be elected to general district court judgeship.
[Unknown]
Are there further nominations? The clerk hears none. As many as favor the adoption will say aye. Opposed, no. Resolution is agreed to. Nominations are now in order for judges of the juvenile domestic relations district court.
[Unknown]
House resolution 83 nominating persons to be elected to juvenile and domestic relations district court judgeship.
[Unknown]
Are there further nominations? Chair hears none. As many as favor the adoption of the resolution will say aye. Opposed, no. Resolution is agreed to. Nominations now in order for the member of the state corporation commission.
[Unknown]
House resolution 84 nominating a person to be a member of the state corporation commission.
[Unknown]
Are interest there further nominations? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Resolution is agreed to. Nominations now in order for a member of the Virginia worker's compensation commission.
[Unknown]
House resolution 85, nominating a person to be elected as a member of the Virginia worker's compensation commission.
Bill Howell
Are there further nominations? Chair hears none. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The resolution is agreed to. Gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi will inform the Senate of the nominations made by the House .
Manoli Loupassi
Sergeant at arms.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a message from the Senate .
Manoli Loupassi
Gentleman from from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I have been directed by the president of the Senate to inform the House of delegates the execution of joint order 178 and nomination has been made by the Senate for the state corporation commission as listed in the attached papers.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House will be at ease. Glam gentlemen. >>> The House will come to order. Block voting for judges in other judicial officers will now commence. Those in favor of the nominations for a judge of the court of appeals of Virginia as noted in House resolution 80, for a term of eight years commencing on the date specified will vote aye. The clerk will close the roll. Those in favor of the nominee for the judge of the court of appeals, of the circuit courts as noted in House resolution 81, for terms of eight years commencing on the date specified will vote aye. Clerk will close the roll. Those in favor of the nominations for judges of the general district courts as noted in House resolution 82 for terms of six years commencing on the date specified will vote aye. Clerk will close the roll. Those in favor of the nominees for judges of the juvenile and domestic relations courts for six years commencing on the date specified will vote aye. Clerk will close the roll. Those in favor of the nominee for a member of the state corporation commission as noted in House resolution 84 for a term of six years, commencing on the date specified will vote aye. Clerk will close the roll. Those in favor for a nominee of the member of the Virginia 's worker's compensation commission as noted in res resolution 85 commencing on the date specified will vote aye. Clerk will close the roll. House will be ease.
Bill Howell
House will come to order. >> Clerk laz announcement. >> Committee to count the votes for the judicial elections with the Senate delegates, Albo, Loupassi, and Watts, go to the old Senate chamber, count the vote.
[Unknown]
The House will be at ease.
[Unknown]
We're at ease but not long.
[Unknown]
Sergeant at arms. >> Mr. Speaker, a message from the Senate. I've been directed to inform the House of delegates an execution of the joint order purees unite to House joint resolution 178, nominations have been made for the Senate for other offices of the common wealth, as listed in the attached papers.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House will be at ease.
Bill Howell
The House will come to order. Gentleman from from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
Mr. Speaker, I move the reading of the report be waived.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the reading of the report be waived? Clerk will close the roll.
Manoli Loupassi
Aye, 92, no. 0. The report is waived. The judges previously nominated having received the majority of the votes cast to each House is duly declared elected as a judge for a term of eight years commencing on the date specified. Those judges previously nominated having received a majority of the votes cast by the members of the House are declared duly elected of the courts commencing on the dates specified. Those judges having received the majority of votes cast by members are declared duly elected as judges of the general district court for the appropriate judicial districts for terms of six years commencing on the date specified. Those judges previously nominated, having received a majority of the votes cast in each House are declared duly elected in the juvenile and domestic courts of the appropriate judicial district for a term of six years commencing on the dates specified. The members having received a majority of the votes is declared duly elected for a term of six years on the date specified. Members previously nominated having received a majority of the votes cast by a joint vote is declared duly elected for the Virginia worker's compensation commission for a term commencing on the date specified.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes today's legislative business.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Announcements, meetings, all freshman requested to meet at Delegate Aird 's desk here in the chamber. In addition, congress and labor committee will meet immediately upon adjournment in House room d. Congress and labor subcommittee two will not meet. Likewise, general laws, committee on general laws will not be meeting today, that meeting is cancelled, however, general laws subcommittee number four will be meeting a half hour after adjournment in House room c, this is a change in time and general laws subcommittee number two will be meeting one half hour after adjournment of the House, also, in House room c. At 4:00 today, agriculture and natural resources Chesapeake subcommittee will be meeting in the fifth floor east conference room. Appropriations, comp, and retirement subcommittee meeting has been cancelled. The militia, police, and public safety subcommittee number one will meet at 4:00, privileges and elections campaign subcommittee will meet at 4:30 in the 5th floor west conference room at Virginia legislative Black caucus will meet at 5:00 in the Senate leadership conference room. Tomorrow, Tuesday, excuse me, Friday, January 22nd, all meetings of the House are cancelled, no committees, subcommittees or committees. The majority leader will have a change in our status for tomorrow. He will announce that. The, in light of the changes the capitol and the general assembly building will be closed Friday and Saturday. Capitol police will be staying. If you're staying have your id. Tours are cancelled. The buildings will be closed to the public. The bill deadline is tomorrow at 3:00 electronically. Mr. Speaker, that completes announce manies that I have.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from Sussex, miss Tyler .
[Unknown]
Thank you, I rise for the purpose of an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Just like to announce Virginia legislative Black caucus will not meet this afternoon.
[Unknown]
Okay.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move when the House adjourn it adjourn to reconvene Monday, January 25th at 12:00 noon and if I can just briefly speak to that? Originally you got the notice we're going to do a pro forma. That doesn't do a lot. There are few bills on the calendar. We didn't want staff coming in just to handle those. So we're going to let everyone go home and we're going to adjourn.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox moves when the House adjourn today it adjourn to reconvene Monday, January 25th at 12:00 noon. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now adjourn.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox moves the House do now adjourn.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. That motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until Monday, January 25th, at noon. Monday, January 25th, at noon.