01/27/2016 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 Andrew E. Casper, Pastor, South County Church, Lorton

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 Anderson

Journal for Tuesday, January 26, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 56, 69, 78, 79, 99, 103, 122, 266, 280, 281, 359, 361, 366, 382, 407, 420, 447, 545
Senate joint resolution agreed to: SJR 1

Committee reports
From Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: HBs 136As, 137, 315S, 327, 438S, 472S, 813, 1066, 1127
From Commerce and Labor: HBs 87S, 844, 918A, 955
From Education: HBs 166As (referred), 196S, 236 (referred), 261, 263, 353, 365 (referred), 453, 518S, 571, 753, 894
From General Laws: HBs 143, 145, 173 (referred), 210, 220A, 226S, 238, 240 (referred), 321, 322S, 335, 369, 387, 529, 534As, 654A, 706, 707S, 746, 755, 778, 791A, 867, 1120 (referred)

HJR 184 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 BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 16A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 34 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 41 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 202S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 213 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 239 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 245 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 307 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 310S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 311 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 312S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 314S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 324S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 329 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 393 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 435 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 477 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 498A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 504 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 507S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 527A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 528 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 564A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 566 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 580S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 583 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 657A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 747 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1063 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 2 - Passed (Y-64 N-34)
HB 18 - Passed (Y-64 N-34)
HB 131 - Passed (Y-58 N-41)
HB 259 - Passed (Y-77 N-22)
HB 52S - Passed (Y-99 N-0)
HB 313A - Passed (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1220A - Passed (Y-96 N-0)
HB 568 - Passed (Y-97 N-1)
HB 646 - Passed (Y-95 N-2)

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 181
HB 184
HB 190
HB 252S
HB 465
HB 559A
HB 562A
HB 629A
HB 648
HB 652
HB 674
HB 719
HB 724S
HB 725A
HB 727A
HB 731S
HB 816
HB 1026

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 825A

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 12:49 p.m. to meet Thursday, January 28, 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.
[Unknown]
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
The members will rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend andrew e casper, and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance for the flag of the united states of america led by gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Lord we say thanks for the privilege it is to serve you by serving the people of this great state. You have chosen every leader here, and appointed them in this appointed them in this capacity. The holy scripture comes from God. This is a heavy responsibility you have given each person here but you're with them, even now. We pray for wisdom to be released into this assembly today. Many times there is uncertainty, so we pray for divine guidance today in every decision. We pray for righteousness to prevail here. The holy scriptures tell us that when there is moral rot within a nation, the government topples May there be great stability easily. Here because of the wisdom you give. May the country and other nations around us be astounded by the wisdom and leadership of this assembly. It is in your mighty and holy name we pray, amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ]. >> 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
I've examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for January 26, 2016. Motions and resolutions are now in order. Does the clerk have any announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
One reminder or request to the body. We're trying to finalize planning for the weekend's commemorative session. If you have not responded and are planning on going please do so today. We'll have further information for those attending coming out later this afternoon or in the morning. That is all I have, sir.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Giles, Mr. Yost.
Joseph Yost
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Joseph Yost
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, and members around the House, joining us in the gallery are more than 100 advocates from all corners of Virginia participating in mental health advocacy day. Including mental health america, Virginia and campaign for childrens mental health. They're spending the day meeting with elected officials and sharing their stories to improve and strengthen the mental health system for children and adults. With half of all lifetime cases beginning by age 14 it's critical we raise awareness and lessen the stigma that prevents people from seeking help early on. They're concerned about 25% of adults in jails with mental illness and overwhelming number of youth in the juvenile system who have a mental health disorder. They're concerned about mental health needs, particularly those in transition years of 18-25 when mental illness often presents. We all have a duty to let those with mental health disorders know we care about them just as much as we care about those with heart disease or cancer. During this session and beyond, it is my hope we will work together to make improvements in the availability of community-based services. What we do will have a lasting impact on those with mental health disorders. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
We're pleased to have the mental health advocates with us today and thank you so much for all that you do for our commonwealth.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I 'd like to recognize members of the Virginia chamber of commerce and other local and regional chambers of first. The Virginia chamber is a nonpartisan business advocacy organization that works as a catalyst for positive change in all areas of economic development and competitiveness in Virginia. They're the largest business organization in the commonwealth with 23,500 members. Today, there are over 33 local and regional chambers of commerce from around Virginia. I want to remind you tonight is the annual reception. We know the free enterprise system is the best way to improve our nation, please join me in welcoming the Virginia chamber of commerce. I think most are in various rooms but I hope the House will give them a warm round of applause.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Scott Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor. Gentlemen, we're joined by the
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, ladies and student development advisory board. They're in the gallery. I hope you can give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Very pleased to have the students and thank you for taking time to be here with us today.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Richmond city, mis-McQuinn .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction. We're joined by members from the better housing coalition and childrens home society. The better housing coalition is the greater larger Richmond nonprofit corporation serving the metro area more than 25 years. Better housing coalition has 15 affordable rental communities and 200 homes for first-time home buyers. The childrens home society is a nonprofit created strong, healthy families and life long relationships, Virginia children for more than 115 years. They have found families for 13,000 children. These organizations are collaborating to support programs to create better outcomes for the commonwealth's children who are waiting to be adopted and youth aging out of foster care. And I 'm honored to introduce them and I ask they stand and be recognized by the House and I ask the House join me in welcoming them to the capitol. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Very pleased to have the visitors with us today, I hope you enjoy your time at the capitol.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Chris Peace
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House we have families from all over the state participating in home visiting family support programs. If they're in the gallery, I ask them to stand. The programs represent chip, healthy families, parents as teachers and resource mothers. Some of the nurses and counselors are also here as part of the home visiting consortium. Not all families have experience or network that provides basic parenting skills so these programs work with families caught in the cycle of poverty. By intervening early, using proven best practices home visitors work hand in hand with parents, preparing them to be their childrens first, and most-important teacher. We know the works and we know they have made significant investments in these areas. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I ask you give these fine folks a welcome to the capitol today.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Chesapeake, Mr. Leftwich.
Jay Leftwich
My motion is to call an event out of order. There is a event this weekend we want to honor those people of the year.
[Unknown]
Clerk will record a resolution.
Jay Leftwich
House joint resolution 184 commending jackie moore.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Chesapeake, Mr. Leftwich.
Jay Leftwich
I ask the body agree to the resolution.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed no.
Jay Leftwich
Agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, as you heard yesterday our constituents sent us to work together and do what we can to make their lives better. Sometimes, it's not easy to work together. Whether it's because we have fundamental disagreements or whether a problem is worth solving given our limited resources or whether we have a problem, I 'd like to spent a couple minutes describing a problem we can agree needs to be addressed and ask for your support in advancing a bipartisan solution. Over 1 million virginians owe $30 billion in student loans. Interest rates are sometimes at or excess of 10%. Many of us who own a home used to have an interest rate that is 8% or 9%. Now, it's closer to 4%. That is because rates have gone down, we've taken advantage of refinancing and lower payments because when the economy is struggling, we adjust you're economic policies to allow people to reduce debt and free up money to make payments. Unfortunately, it's often difficult to refinance many of the federal private student loans. Now, capitol hill is working to change that. This is a problem that is a national problem and we have over $1.3 trillion in outstanding loan debt making it the second largest category of debt in the country. We can wait for congress to act but if we do that, we might be here waiting for a solution. There are about 629,000 virginians, Virginia borrowers who would benefit right now. So, you might ask is this a problem we can solve? My answer is yes, it is. We can establish an authority that is similar to the Virginia loan authority. Some state bonds and municipal bonds are at low rates and offer people an opportunity to refinance at lower rates. A number of people are making changes. The rhode island state club is able to refinance as low as 4.4%. 77% of virginians allowing to refinance debt and 79% of republicans say you ought to be able to refinance your student loan date. Montgomery county, maryland is doing this. So, I want to be clear. This is not a bailout. We're not talking abouting for giving student loans or allowing them to pay less but it is possible to make it easier to pay that money back. By lowering rates and freeing up money that goes to the economy. You May be wondering why should we try to do this? These 17 and 18 and 19-year-olds should have known better and paid more attention. Why should we help them? If you think that that is a good argument and I don't know I agree with that, these are 17, 18, 19-year-olds out of high school, don't do it for them, do it for the economy. Today is chamber day. We have small businesses here to talk about what we can do to help improve the business climate. Do it for those small businesses because if we allow them to free up $200 and $300 a month, that is money they can use to start to form households, buy cars, save for a House. American association of cpas says one third of college students have so much debt they plan to move back in with mom and dad after college instead of forming their own household. We want those college graduates out, forming households, buying cars and homes and spending money, not spending it to pay off student loan interest. So, it would be my hope that we do this for the 1 million, not just 1 million virginian was a lot of student loan debt or 630,000 that can benefit, but every business in Virginia that can benefit to stimulate our Virginia economy. Mr. Speaker, thank you very much.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Fairfax, miss Filler-Corn .
Eileen Filler-Corn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, it is my pleasure to introduce to you supporters of the health care for all virginians coalition. These individuals represent over 100 organizations promoting expanded health care coverage for over 400,000 low income virginians, including religious groups, localities, hospitals, and health care providers. They're at the capitol to release a new document that tells the story of several Virginia families in the medicaid gap. They're here to remind us every day that virginians need access to quality, and affordable health care coverage. They urge us today to close the medicaid coverage gap. I ask you all if they're here, to please rise, and I ask for a warm House welcome on behalf of my constituents. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Thank you. The gentlewoman from Bedford, miss Byron .
Kathy Byron
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction, a short point of personal privilege and a request.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman has the floor.
Kathy Byron
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize that I don't know if they're in the gallery or another room if they've made it here yet, you May have noticed a little bit more of a splash of red and pink throughout the general assembly building. And a few more women today. But we have the Virginia federation of republican women visiting the capitol. They have been by the office to discuss issues that are important to them. And I would like to give them a warm welcome. Mr. Speaker, in regards to the point of personal privilege, many of you have noticed the last couple days now that I have been requesting that my seat mate is absent. I thought it would be nice to ask all of you if you would remember him in your prayers. Many of us have had to go through things with a family member. His father is ill. And he's waiting to be called back to the lord. It's a very rough time for him now. He was hoping he'd be able to come back for a day but he got called back to his father's bedside, again. Just wanted to ask you to remember him. It's hard, though we know we're going to a better place, it's hard to let them go. So Mr. Speaker, request would be that the journal reflect my seat mate, the gentleman from from Prince William is absent due to pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Journal will so reflect.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Bell.
John Bell
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction and a point of privilege.
[Unknown]
I'd like to introduce Virginia correctional officers. They have a tough job and do every day put themselves in harm's way for the good of the commonwealth and to keep them safe. I ask my colleagues to join me in a very warm House welcome.
John Bell
We're honored to have the correctional officers with us here today and thank you. For all that you do for Virginia and local governments around the common wealth. Gentleman from Loudoun .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, for my point of personal privilege. Standing in the shadow of aive warship in Norfolk, it's easy to see how important the u.S. Military is to Virginia. In addition to their economic significance, these floating cities stand as perhaps the most-visible reminder of our enduring relationship with armed services. Every virginian should take pride in the significance of our state and military infrastructure designed to defend it. America's most patriotic sons and daughters are trained in the commonwealth. Many were stationed in the commonwealth and began a bond in Virginia. That is one in ten in virginians is a veteran. The largest of any state. This means two things. First, that we're in an unparalleled position to capitalize on this rich pipeline of professionals. Second, we have an unparalleled obligation to ensure veterans have access to services they need to succeed. Our veterans are the youngest in the nation. They have got the will to work, a long, and lucrative career Head of them. The only thing they're missing is an opportunity. For too long, credentialing requirements have been a hurdle for veterans. The federal government made investments in these individuals. The military has he fiped quipped them with skills bee fitting the world's most effective fighting force. It's foolish for us to ignore their talents for lack of a civilian certificate. Anyone capable of triaging a wounded soldier on a bloody battlefield is capable of handling horrors in a Virginia emergency room. They're ready to contribute to the common wealth. We just have to let them. Employment is only one piece of the complicated puzzles. Veterans face a set of challenges, for many, assessing benefits and health care they've earned grows from rigamarole to impossibility. It's time for us to meet our commitments to them. The governor's budget would correct serious short falls due to lack of funding. We finally have the staff we need to meet the needs of our growing population of veterans. We can build on successes of the existing programs like Virginia value veterans and transition assistance program. More families could benefit from veteran and family support services. This is not a partisan push. I know miff republican colleagues are committed to honoring the sacrifices of service members. We made our commitment clear when ending homelessness and housed 1500 veterans in need. Proving we opened the Richmond wing and added 40 beds to the veterans' care center. I am confident we'll do it again this session. Virginia veterans don't need a hand out, merely a helping hand. We can agree they richly deserve it. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach Mr. Stolle.
Chris Stolle
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Chris Stolle
Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to recognize members of the Hampton roads for xeshl real estate. I ask them to rise. They're visiting to meet with their legislators on issues important to commercial real estate industry. Hr anchor represents 600 members dedicated to the best interests of commercial real estate in the Hampton roads real estate. They enjoy local and state levels and focuses upon presenting a unified industry voice on initiatives that impact abilities to success live in conduct the business of commercial real estate. I hope members will join me in giving these visitors a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have visitors with us today and thank you for taking the time to visit in the capitol.
Bill Howell
Gentleman 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. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, as many of you have noticed there are a number of white coats walking around the capitol today in the general assembly building. Today is pharmacy day. Neither snow, nor cold can keep these professionals away. They're here to advocate for the professional pharmacy. And they're offering blood sugar, glucose screenings, cholesterol screenings as well as a joint take back table so you can dispose of your medications properly. Please join me in welcoming these fine young students from university of Hampton university.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Sussex .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Each legislators look forward to annual stew day on capitol hill. House joint resolution two is passed in 2002 that designated the fourth Wednesday in January as Brunswick stew day. This year is their 14th year that Brunswick stew, lake gaston tourism association will be serving over 1200 cups of stew prepared by the 2015 stew master winners. Clock bennett, kyle key, roman zabba and jessica elman. It has been a signature dish in Brunswick County, becoming one of our marketable products for tourism. Visitors come to our taste of Brunswick just to sample and purchase Brunswick stew. Brunswick stew made in south side Virginia is mm, mm, good. Today we also have volunteers of the lake gaston association helping to serve this stew. Clara Williams, nazi Watson, and the honorable fray harrison. Nancy avery, and tina pearson. I ask all of these individuals to stand in the gallery. Please give them a warm welcome and thank them for a delicious Brunswick stew.
Bill Howell
We're delighted to have the stew makers with us and thank you for all that you do. Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Keam.
Mark Keam
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Joining us are elected officials from Virginia here to taste that mm, mm, good, Brunswick stew. We have the mayor, council members, and other government officials here to represent the town and legislation we're working on. I ask the House to give them a warm House welcome. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Pleased to have you visiting with us today, thank you. The gentlewoman from Fairfax, miss Kory .
Kaye Kory
Mr. Speaker I rise for purpose of an introduction. We are joined by northern Virginia family services ear to join other advocates for child health and family services, especially home health services. This is part of an initiative that is called the home visiting expansion and they're advocating for this assistance in the governor's budget. Please stand so that we can welcome you.
Bill Howell
Delighted to have the visitors with us today. Gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed. Introduction.
Jackson Miller
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, today, around the capitol in attendance we have members of the Virginia fraternal order of police. I request they stand up this they're here. We have the sergeant at arms, the secretary david Smith from the law enforcement communities. Fop is made up of 7500 law enforcement officials from across Virginia. Membership includes local law enforcement, the state police, sheriff deputies, our capitol police and corrections officers just to name a few. They're supported by an auxiliary lodge, an associate lodge who work to support law enforcement officers. Mr. Speaker, each and every day these brave men and women serve and protect the citizens of today is their rally day here. Virginia. It's their 28th anniversary to give law enforcement appreciation day. They're here to offer opinions for and against proposed legislation that May affect law enforcement this year. They're hosting a reception at 5:00 and each and everyone of you are invited. So, ladies and gentlemen, if you would, please, these are the men and women who daily and everyone of our communities have to put on a bulletproof vest and wear a gun to do the job they do. So I ask you to give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
We're honored to have the members with us today and thank you for all that you have done and all that you continue to do. Thank you for being here today. Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39? If not, the clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for the Virginia House of delegates for Wednesday, January 27th, Page one of the printed calendar, House bills on third reading uncontested calendar. House bill 16, House bill 34, 41, 202, 213, 239, 245, Page four, House bill 307, 310, 311, emergency. 312, emergency. 314, 324, Page six, House bill 329, 393, House bill 435, Page seven, House bill 477, 498, 504. Page 8, 507, 527, 528, 566, 5806789 Page 10, 583, 657, House bill 747 and 1063 as an emergency clause on it.
Bill Howell
Someone May want to try to get Mr. Ware so we don't have to do this twice. Shall the bills pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 99, 0. 0. The bills are passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar. Page 11, House bills on third reading regular calendar. House bill two, to require the department of environmental quality to receive approval for a state plan to regulate carbon monoxide from existing sources prior to submitting the state plan to the u.S. Epa for approval.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We spent time on this bill yesterday so I won't retread the old ground. But I want to emphasize to you the following. Under federal law, as it presently exists, responsibility for developing a clean energy plan rests with the governor of each state and administrative offices of each state. Now, you might ask why that is the case. Well, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Speaker, the reason is the case is that the hope is that you could depoliticize the process so you can convene stake holders with expertise in the area, people involved with utility, rate makers, etc., to put their heads together to put together a good plan that made sense for that state. Now, deq is already in that process. And the people who are running deq are largely nonpartisan people. Some people have been in the republican administrations and democratic administrations. They're nonpartisan, out there to get the job done. So they have convened these stake holders. Now, what else does the federal legislation say? If you don't approve your own plan, we'll do it for you. Who, in this room, would prefer that the feds impose a clean energy plan on us? Anyone in this room? I think the answer is no. And who from industry? Would want the federal government to impose its own plan on Virginia ? I think no one. Now, that provision is fixed and says if we don't get our own plan, they'll do it for us. What does this bill do? Our bills, putting aside the moment whether it's constitutional if requiring the legislature to approve a technical plan. You're likely to see a clean energy plan and that is that thick in terms of technical stuff. Think about the time line. The plan is supposed to be developed around September. And under the bill, given to us. We don't meet until January. What does that tell you? Have you ever heard special session? In special session, it costs it costs money and we're going money. To come back in a special to vote on a plan everybody session? Knows people aren't going to support on that side of the aisle because there is too much politics involved in it. So if we vote no, we're likely to have the feds do it for us. If you like the prospects of possible special sessions, gridlock, and loss of control, if you like the idea the feds should dictate to us our own clean energy plan, and if you think that it would be better not just for shake holders in Virginia, private and public to develop that plan, thoen, you vote no. And if you think the stake holders should be ones who develop the plan, you have it backwards. See? Want to make sure you're paying attention here. If you want the feds to control and dictate, you vote yes. And if you want the stake holders to control and virginians to control, you vote no. So, vote no.
Bill Howell
I'm confused now. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 64, no, 34. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 12. House bill 18, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the status of a franchisee and employees as employees of the franchisor.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Fairfax, Mr. Sickles.
Mark Sickles
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I 'd like to speak to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Mark Sickles
Mr. Speaker, nobody on this chamber, especially on Brunswick stew day would want to create a situation where workers will be exploited. I like the stew so much, I want to create Brunswick stew season. One day is not enough. But nobody wants to create a slippery path to where workers can be exploited and given a certain fact situation it's possible that all 100 of us might agree a franchisor could be a defactor employee and how do we make thur that that doesn't happen? We have another branch of government where once you agree, you find out is this an employer? Or not? So if we pass this bill, there is a chance we might have unintended consequences that could occur. If we have a fact finding why do we need this bill? When I first came here, seems like long ago, now, the term cluttering up the code was very popular. I heard it a lot when I was learning this place. We did not want to clutter up the code. I think this is a bill clutterer. This is language we don't need. We have case law that manages this. And we have a judge that can hear the facts and can decide whether a franchisor is an so I urge everyone to vote no on employer or not. This fine bill. Thank you very much.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 64, no, 34. Seems to be a pattern developing.
[Unknown]
House bill 131 a bill related to participation in public school programs by students who receive home instruction.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Sorry. Did you want to -- unplug your light. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 58.
[Unknown]
House bill 259, bill to prohibit the board of education from replacing the status of learning with common core standards without prior statutory approval.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye 77, no, 22. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 52 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia relating to the scrubbing toured settlement protection act.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 99, no. 0. The bill is passed. House bill 313 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to administration of immunizations.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1220 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to yu at this time rate making, emergency.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 96, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 14, House bill 568 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to Virginia assistance program grant.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 93, no, 1.
[Unknown]
And House bill 646 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to department of behavioral health and developmental services related to substance abuse.
Bill Howell
Shall, sorry. Gentlewoman from Richmond city.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. If the gentleman's suggestion I did take a look at other reports that are duplicates that no one ever reads, I think we need to get rid of reports and it would be more efficient if we did that at one time, I ask you vote against this bill and we'll bring a better bill next year.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 95, no, two. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes the calendar.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any announcements?
[Unknown]
Meeting scheduled for this afternoon, appropriations meeting one half hour after adjournment of the House, courts of justice committee will meet one hour after adjournment of the House in House room c this, is a change in time for the full court committee. However, courts civil law subcommittee will meet a half hour after adjournment in House room one here in the capitol.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? Sorry.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, civil subwill meet as quickly after full as people can walk to the capitol.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? We'll meet immediately upon adjournment of the full courts. Crime subwill meet upon adjournment of of the full courts committee this afternoon.
Greg Habeeb
Finance committee will meet at one hour after adjournment of the House approximately 1:45 in House room d this, is a change for finance subcommittee number one. Appropriations committee subcommittee on agriculture, commerce, technology and natural resources will meet at 3:00 in the ninth floor appropriations room. And today's subcommittee number four for transportation has been no transportation committee and cancelled. Finance subcommittee number two will meet at 4:00 in the fifth floor east conference room this, is a change in time for finance subcommittee number two, subcommittee, 4:00 in 5 east. Then, at 5:00, health, welfare and institutions subcommittee three will meet in House room here in the capitol. Two. That is a change in location for hwi subcommittee number three. Rounding out meetings, rural caucus meets at 5:00. This is a change in time. Looking ahead to tomorrow, Thursday, January 28th, legislative sportsman's caucus at 7:00 a.M. And transportation committee subcommittee number three will meet in House room c at 7:00 tomorrow. Militia, police, and public safety subcommittee two will be meeting at 7:30 a.M. In the fourth floor west conference room and at 8:30, health, welfare and institutions meet in House room d. Transportation committee meets at 8:30 in House room c. The health, welfare and institutions subcommittee number two will meet in House room d tomorrow morning. Appropriations sublick safety subcommittee will meet at 10:00 in the ninth floor ropations room. House committee on rules meets tomorrow in the sixth floor speaker conference room and democrat caucus House room two at 11:30. And House republican caucus meeting at 11:00 a.M. In House room one. Completes at announcements I have at this time, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move when the House adjourn it adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox moves when the House adjourns it reconvenes tomorrow at 12:00 noon. Those in favor say aye. Opposed no. Motion is agreed to. Gentleman from Colonial Heights ,
Kirk Cox
I move the House do now Mr. Cox. Adjourn.
[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.