01/25/2016 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 Honorable G. Paul Nardo, Clerk, Virginia House of Delegates, Richmond

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 Albo, Anderson, Campbell, Dudenhefer, Greason, Kory, Marshall of Prince William, McClellan, and Ransone

Journal for Thursday, January 21, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 27, 109, 205, 240, 241, 423, 424
Senate joint resolutions agreed to: SJRs 74, 76, 77, 78, 82, 98, 99, 100, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110,111
House joint resolutions agreed to: HJRs 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 39, 40, 41, 43, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 54, 57, 59, 60, 62, 67, 68, 71, 74, 75, 80, 81, 85, 91, 95, 98, 102, 106, 107, 111, 113, 114, 118, 121, 122, 125, 127, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 175

Committee report
From Commerce and Labor: HBs 16As, 307, 324S, 393, 1220A

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 THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 221 - Passed Block Vote (Y-91 N-0)
HB 222 - Passed Block Vote (Y-91 N-0)
HB 330S - Passed Block Vote (Y-91 N-0)
HB 337 - Passed Block Vote (Y-91 N-0)
HB 386 - Passed Block Vote (Y-91 N-0)
HB 579 - Passed Block Vote (Y-91 N-0)
HB 738 - Passed Block Vote (Y-91 N-0)

HOUSE BILL READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 415A - Passed (Y-91 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 20 - Engrossed, Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 52S - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 114A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 115 - Engrossed, Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 123 - Engrossed
HB 124 - Engrossed
HB 125 - Engrossed
HB 208 - Engrossed
HB 440 - Engrossed
HB 476 - Engrossed
HB 514S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 691 - Engrossed
HB 699S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 734 - Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 2 - Passed by for the day
HB 18 - Passed by for the day
HB 131 - Passed by for the day
HB 259 - Passed by for the day
HB 52S - Passed by for the day

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 16A
HB 34
HB 41
HB 202S
HB 213
HB 239
HB 245
HB 307
HB 310S
HB 311
HB 312S
HB 314S
HB 324S
HB 329
HB 393
HB 435
HB 477
HB 498A
HB 504
HB 507S
HB 527
HB 528
HB 564A
HB 566
HB 568
HB 580S
HB 583
HB 646
HB 657A
HB 747
HB 1063

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 313A
HB 1220A

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 12:40 p.m. to meet Tuesday, January 26, 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.
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 by the honorable g paul nardo, come on. Clerk of the Virginia House of delegates and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance of the united states of america and r.
[Unknown]
Let us pray. All mighty God, known by many names, we gather in awe at your divine majesty and the wonder of your creation, we beseech you to bless, preserve and keep safe all delegates. Those able to make it here and those unable to do so because of the weather. Now and always in this transition live, stir up our faith and be mindful of our calling to love one another, serve you and work for a better, safer and more prosperous commonwealth. Amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ].
Bill Howell
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.
[Unknown]
Purse unite to House rule three I 've examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for January 25, 2016. Does the clerk have announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Not at this time, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Alexandria .
[Unknown]
Let the journal reflect my seat mate, the gentle woman from Fairfax is away due to pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Journal will so reflect.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I ask for a motion. I move we take bye for the day second caller. Mr. Speaker, I think with enough members missing we want to make sure the bills have a number of no votes so we thought we'd take the whole category bye, so that is what the motion does.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights moves House bills second reading on regular calendar go bye for the day.
Kirk Cox
Will gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Gentleman yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you. I ask the gentleman if he'd include in that block hb 52 on regular, uncontested today, but we need to take, put it on regular second for purposes of an extension.
[Unknown]
That is fine. We can amended it to that.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Which one was that on second read something.
[Unknown]
Hb 52, I think, Page four.
Bill Howell
Okay. Okay. Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox moves that House bill 52 and House bills on second reading, regular calendar go bye for the day. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. The gentleman from Giles, Mr. Yost.
Kirk Cox
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of a request. I request permission to take center aisle.
[Unknown]
Gentleman has permission.
Kirk Cox
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. >> Gentleman from Giles . >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Last week. The general assembly passed House resolution six. On June 1st, she became the sixth and first female president. Prior to her appointment she had 30 years of experience in state government, higher education and the private sector. And I will note between her and president hurley they have over 60 years in service to the since her arrival, ratford commonwealth. University has seen unprecedented growth and seen they opened a Covington center for visual and performing arts and the university also is renovated several major campus buildings and opened a new student fitness center and are awaiting the opening of the new center for the sciences $330 million in projects. But it doesn't stop there. Buildings. During president's tenure, arufal was offered to secure a doctorate degree and offers 67 degree programs at the under graduate level and 22 degree programs at the graduate level. In closing, Mr. Speaker, president kyle created a lasting legacy and as a double alumni, I am grateful for her accomplishments and dedication. I think her tenure is summed up by the university's creed selected from an 1852 quote by daniel webster, if we work upon marble, it will perish, if we work upon brass, they will reface it. If we work upon men's immore yat minds, with the just fear of God and love of their fellow men, we engrave which no time can efface. It is my pleasure to present her with this joint resolution from the House. [ applause ].
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Caroline Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, I ask if there are other university of mary Washington college alumni and those representing the greater fredericksberg area if they can join me here, in the center aisle, at this time. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House it's my great honor this afternoon to represent and present on behalf of the speaker Dr. Rick hurley. Dr. Hurley is retiring as president of the university of mary Washington. His tenure began when it was a college and he served as chief financial officer during that time, executive vice president, and acting president and he did such a good job of acting as president they actually made him the president. He's just been a stallworth part of the community. He was there at the time my late wife got her degree, but thank you for the help and that paper work getting through. Appreciate it. So he's been a tremendous asset to the community and university of mary Washington in particular, that he saw them through college to university status, they're ranked as one of the finest small pub hick institutions in the country. There are tremendous benefits to the commonwealth. We're deeply going to miss you, Dr. Hurley, but thank you for all you've done for university and higher education as a whole in the commonwealth of Virginia and wish you the best in your future life.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bobby Orrock
Presidents kyle and hurley, we're honored you're with us and thank you for your many, many years of service to the commonwealth. And we hope that you enjoy your time in retirement, well deserved. Thank you for being with us today.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Bedford miss Byron .
Kathy Byron
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
[Unknown]
I'd like to request the journal reflect my seat mate from Prince William is absent due to pressing personal business.
Kathy Byron
Journal will so reflect. The gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request. May the journal reflect the gentleman from Loudoun is away today on pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Journal will so reflect.
Greg Habeeb
Gentleman from Halifax, Mr. Edmonds.
[Unknown]
Would the journal request the gentle lady from Westmoreland is away on pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Journal will so reflect.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Portsmouth .
[Unknown]
I rise for a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, all of us in the House, with all of us preparing for the national disaster, many people missed a major announcement for the commonwealth. The u.S. Department of housing and urban development announced Virginia will receive $120.5 million from the national disaster competition out of 1 billion competitively awarded nationwide. This is one of the largest federal grants in Virginia 's history. Mr. Speaker, and members of the body, the flooding we experienced in Hampton roads is unfortunately all too common. With the major storm systems that are in front of us. I'd like to commend governor mcauliffe as well as our congressional delegation for having the fore sight to pursue this grant which will assist Hampton roads in protecting our citizens, businesses, and strategic military assets, thank Mr. Speaker. You.
Bill Howell
Thank you. Gentleman from Hampton, miss Ward .
Jeion Ward
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a request and a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman has the floor.
Jeion Ward
First, Mr. Speaker, I asked journal reflect the gentlewoman from Richmond is away today on pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Journal will so reflect.
[Unknown]
Next, Mr. Speaker, I am back. And not a day too soon. Today, many of you May realize is actually national multiple awareness society awareness day. Due to the recent storm, the Ms activists were unable to meet with us at the general assembly today, but they're reaching out to us online and by way of e-mail and social media to advocate for our care givers and ask we close the health insurance gap. Multiple sclerosis is a disease that disrupts of flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness. The progress and symptoms of Ms in any one person cannot be predicted but we're leading to a better understanding and moving to a world closer from multiple scler yoesis. There are 12,000 people here in the commonwealth living with multiple sclerosis. Many of you May have remembered I stood here, on this floor in about four inch high shoes and I just boldly pro claimed that I May have Ms, but Ms shall never have me. Well... My message is a little bit different this year, after a week that I had last week and my message now is, Ms does whatever Ms wants to do. And but with the good health insurance that we have and cutting edge education that I am able to receive I have been able to receive what I need to pull myself through this flare up. So my message now, May be, all though Ms did what it wanted to do last week, this week, I 'm back. And I 'm going to do what I am supposed to do. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [ applause ].
[Unknown]
Ms is messing with the wrong person. [ applause ].
Bill Howell
The gentleman from lynchberg Mr. Garrett.
Scott Garrett
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request, sir.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Scott Garrett
Thank you. May the journal reflect my seat mate, Mr. Campbell is away on pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Journal will so reflect.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Frederick Mr. Collins.
Chris Collins
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Chris Collins
I request the journal reflect the gentleman from Prince William County is away on pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Journal will so reflect.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Morris.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Please let the journal reflect my seat mate is away on pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Journal will so reflect.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an announcement. Mr. Speaker, due to extreme weather events the Virginia environmental renewable energy caucus will not be meeting this afternoon and meeting next week. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, I he quest my seat mate is away on pressing personal business.
Alfonso Lopez
Journal will so reflect.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Virginia beach Mr. Villanueva.
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Ron Villanueva
We're honored to have with us Mr. Lemunyon. In the gallery today the, one of the commonwealth largest regional transit advocacy groups, Hampton roads public transportation alliance. The mission is to improve connectivity, quality of life and economic competitiveness by way of a balanced regional transportation system. Ladies and gentlemen, please give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
We're pleased to have the members from Hampton roads transportation alliance with us. Thank you for your commitment to your community and to the commonwealth.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from thank you. Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
David Toscano
Thank you, a top priority of the governor and of this legislature is job creation and economic growth. And how fortunate it is to have a bipartisan initiative we can work on. You might ask me why this is a bipartisan initiative. Well, let me tell you why. You know, republicans and democrats have been with the governor for a lot of these roll outs or job creation announcements. To cover events that issue press releases to make statements, to celebrate. And the reason for this is because all of these announcements are about our communities. They're about making our communities better, they're about making our neighbors have opportunities they have, haven't had, to get a living wage, and they're all about helping us keep our children and our grandchildren in our communities so they don't have to move away looking for jobs. And recently, a number of very legitimate questions have been raised on the floor about an economic development project that apparently went south. And that the governor, and administration is now trying to get the money back that was provided to that project as part of their claw back procedures which we've embraced here in this chamber. And, at the same time, trying to put into place various additional procedures that will make this system work better. But make no mistake about it. If you look at all of these announcements, they're pretty incredible. In meclanberg county, microsoft, an investment of $340 million, 90 jobs, that project is underway. In Henry County, another $7.25 million, 29 jobs, this is a manufacturing operation that is going to be great for the county. Mono grammed foods, also, in Henry County. I don't know where Ward Armstrong is, but he's probably celebrating this as well. $36 million in capitol investment. 200 jobs. And Henrico County has mccease on. That is $28 million for 97 jobs. In polasski county, 69 jobs. These companies are involved in manufacturing, advanced they create good jobs. Manufacturing. That is good people are embracing what this governor and what this legislature is trying to do. The question still remains what about these incentives? Should we keep them going? And let me give you a couple reasons why. First, Virginia has a strong record with incentives. Word of model of a lot of states in the country. It's not to say we can't make it better. But it is to say we've done a good job. Only a very small number of these investments have failed over time. I think governor mcdonald's administration there might have been nine. There have been previous administrations that have had others fail this, governor had one. We need to improve the process to make sure none of them fail, but realize this. Any time you're dealing with a private sector, any time you're dealing with investments, any time you're dealing with business projects, those projects May fail. That is the nature of capitolism. Some of these work, some don't. Our role is to maj sure the vetting process is appropriate. That is what this governor is trying to do. The incentives, train, shall we say, has left the station. We need to make sure that we lay down the appropriate rails so that train doesn't leave the rails. And I think that is what this legislature and this governor is wanting to do. So our challenge, I think, is as we consider investing taxpayer dollars, we rely on three principles. Due diligence, transparency, and accountability. And if we work through those priorities, we'll have better economic development projects in the future and I know the governor and his administration is committed to working with us to make it so. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, our economic challenges are substantial but our opportunities are great. If we work together, in a transparent way, our citizens will greatly appreciate what they have coming to them in the form of new jobs, and new capital investment. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Are there further or motions under rule 39? If not the clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for Virginia House of delegates for Monday, January 25th, Page one, House bills on third reading uncontested calendar. House bills 221, Page two, House bill 22, 330, 337, 386, 579, 738.
Bill Howell
Shall the bills pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 91, no. 0. The bills are passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page four of the printed calendar, House bill on third reading regular calendar. House bill 415 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to Virginia board for people with disabilities powers and duties.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 91, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar. House bills on second reading uncontested calendar. House bill 20, a bill to amend and reenrelating to an excise tax on peanuts.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hopewell, Mr. Ingram.
Riley Ingram
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This is a self assessment on peanut farmers on peanuts grown and sold in Virginia. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Riley Ingram
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
Mark Cole
What exactly is this bill doing to that assessment? Is it increasing it? Or lowering it?
[Unknown]
No. No. This was passed back in $0.15 to $0.30 per hundred pounds passed in July 1st of 2010. It was extended until July 1st, and we're extending it to July 1, 2021. That is all we're doing.
[Unknown]
So. Mr. Speaker, gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Gentleman yiel
[Unknown]
So just extending a tax?
[Unknown]
That is correct.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
House bill 52 moved to regular calendar. It is bye for the day. House bill 114. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to warning signs in agra tourism locations. With amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, I move the amendments.
Bill Howell
Questions on adoption of the committee amendments. Those in favor say aye. Amendments are agreed to. Opposed, no. Gentleman from Virginia beach.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, House bill 114 allows signs of agra tourism locations to save warning or attention. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 115 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to diversion of commodity fund unextended balances.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, it keeps the executive branch from sweeping account moneys into the general fund. These moneys belong to these commodities groups like Delegate ingraham was just talking about so where executive branch can't sweep our moneys. So I move the House engross the bill and pass to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 123 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to real estate loans, mortgage April politics report together committee on commerce and labor.
Barry Knight
Gentleman from Danville, Mr. Marshal.
Danny Marshall
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, it is a bill brought to you by the state corporation commission amendeds, the Virginia code related to a loan secured by first deed of trust on owner occupied residential real estate. The need is due to new federal rules, requiring that the closing disclosure reflect the actual terms of the transaction. Thus, the rate must be locked in three days prior to the moving forward on the mortgage. So I ask to move this to engross the bill to move it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 124, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to mortgage lenders and brokers. Licenses and reports.
Danny Marshall
Gentleman from Danville .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 124 is bruth to you by the state corporation commission and this proposal amendeds the code to state a mortgage company and branch licenses will expire at the end of each year unless renewed. The nation wide mortgage license system already requires companies and this legislation will get into mortgage rights.
[Unknown]
House bill 125 relating to mortgage loan originators, inactive licenses.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Danville, Mr. Marshal.
Danny Marshall
Mr. Speaker, thank you. This bill is brought to you by corporation commission, it will allow chapter 17 allowing mortgage loan originators to obtain, keep their licenses on inactive status. He or she will not be allowed to conduct business w out this amendment, they May be subject to a license suspension, engross the bill and move it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 208 a bill to amend of code of Virginia related to development of contributory plans.
Danny Marshall
Gentleman from Fairfax, revokation, and I move that we Mr. Bulova.
[Unknown]
Thank you, this is just a clean up bill, a Chesapeake bay clean up will. That under the Chesapeake bay tmdl we're doing water shed implementation plans. We started moving forward from those plans to Chesapeake implementation plans last year. This completes that process. I move we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 440, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to impaired waters clean up plan, annual progress report.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 440 is an update to impaired waters clean up plan that required two reports per year to the general asem bhi. Now, we're taking that to one report per year. Don't need that many. It's due on the 1 of November. I move that we move, I move that we pass the bill to move it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page eight of the printed calendar, House bill 476 relating to requiring submission of animal intake policy reporting to committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Campbell, Mr. Fariss.
Matt Fariss
Yes, Mr. Speaker. It asks the state veterinary officer to add intake numbers to take to the state veterinarian.
[Unknown]
House bill 514 a bill to amend section of the code of Virginia relating to governor's agricultural and forestry development fund. Commercially harvested wild fish and shell fish with a substitute.
Matt Fariss
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to move the adoption of the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 514 clarifies that the agriculture forestry industries development fund can also apply to businesses who commercially harvest wild fish and wild shell fish. This will allow the fishermen to be able to apply and qualify for the aphid fund. I move the House engross the bill and move it to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 691 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to work related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from from Richmond city, miss Carr .
Betsy Carr
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This House bill 691 simply conforms the Virginia regulations to federal regulations. It's a request of the department of labor.
[Unknown]
House bill 699, a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia relating to production of industrial hemp with a substitute.
Betsy Carr
Gentleman from James city county, miss Pogge .
Brenda Pogge
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from from James city county.
Brenda Pogge
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Hb 699 is the next step to a process passed last year allowing industrial hemp for research programs. It is hows Virginia to join 26 other states passing legislation to create a permitting process that would allow licensees to begin commercial cult ti vacation upon removal by federal law of industrial hemp from controlled substance act. I move the bill engrossed and passed to third reading.
Bill Howell
And, Mr. Speaker, House bill 734, a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia related to noxious weeds. Oh, we're just talking about that. Mr. Hope. Gentleman from Arlington ,
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 734 changes definition of noxious weeds and improves the process for which a weed can be considered noxious.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a motion.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Mark Cole
On Page four, May House bill 20 and on Page six, May House bill 115 go to the regular calendar after engrossment?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 20 and House bill 115 of
Bill Howell
That completes the calendar. Mr. Speaker? Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
On higher ed xee, make sure you get yourself in cue. We'd like to get as many tun as we can.
[Unknown]
Appropriations subat 3:00 and transportation subcommittee will be meeting at 4:00, also, the 9th floor appropriations room. Militia, police, and public safety meeting at 3:00 has been cancelled. At 4:00, transportation subcommittee number two will meet. Agriculture, natural resources agricultural subcommittee meeting at 4:30 and the Virginia environmental renewable energy caucus meeting at, not meeting at 4:30 today as previously announced by the chair. The hwi subcommittee number one meeting has been cancelled today. Rounding out the last meet agent 5:00, northern Virginia caucus will meet in the sixth floor conference room, Tuesday, January 26, 6:30 a.M., sun rise caucus will meet. Privileges and elections subcommittee, that meeting has been cancelled for tomorrow morning. At 7:30, conservative caucus will meet in the 8th floor west conference room. At 7:30, the education innovation subcommittee will meet in the 7th floor west conference room. The bio science caucus will meet at 8:30 over at the general assembly building. At 8:30, hwi will meet in House room d. Likewise, at 8:30, transportation committee will meet in House room c. Health, welfare and institutions number one will meet and appropriations elementary and secondary education subcommittee will meet at 10:00 tomorrow at the 9th floor appropriations room. And republican caucus meeting at 11:30 a.M. In House room one. That completes announcements made at this time.
Kirk Cox
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move when the House adjourn it adjourn to reconvene, Tuesday, January 26th at noon.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox moves the House do now adjourn. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until 12:00 noon, tomorrow. 12:00 noon, tomorrow.