01/28/2016 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 Benjamin J. Sprouse, Associate Pastor, Memorial Baptist Church, Staunton

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 Wednesday, January 27, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 1, 4, 25, 37, 39, 83, 91, 107, 124, 126, 152, 154, 163, 175, 176, 198, 250, 252, 268, 284, 299, 307, 322, 328, 348, 349, 350, 356, 360, 363, 373, 375, 399, 401, 425, 434, 443, 448, 464, 479, 480, 502, 529, 544, 569, 573, 608, 615

Committee reports
From Appropriations: HB274
From Courts of Justice: HBs 25S, 116A, 172As, 223 (referred), 227S, 230As, 231S, 232S, 287 (referred), 434As, 437, 496, 497, 537, 577A, 589S, 637, 641A, 642As, 771, 906, 1117S, 1125 (referred), 1128S, 1149S (referred)
From Health, Welfare and Institutions: HBs 203S (referred), 319S, 325, 343As, 354S, 574A, 675S, 676S (referred), 740S, 802, 829A, 900As, 920 (referred), 1058S, 1077, 1189 (referred), 1266
From Rules: HB 807As; HJs 177, 181, 197, 206
From Transportation: HBs 374As, 388, 1032

Motion by Delegate Cox to recess agreed to

House recessed at 12:11 p.m. until 12:40 p.m.

House reconvened at 12:40 p.m.

Delegate Byron granted unanimous consent to introduce a bill [HB 1390]

Bill presented, ordered printed, and referred pursuant to House Rule 37

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

CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 181 - Engrossed
HB 184 - Engrossed
HB 190 - Engrossed
HB 252S - Passed by for the day
HB 465 - Passed by for the day
HB 559A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 562A - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 629A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 648 - Engrossed
HB 652 - Engrossed
HB 674 - Engrossed
HB 719 - Engrossed
HB 724S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 725A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 727A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 731S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 816 - Engrossed
HB 1026 - Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 825A - Passed by for the day
HB 562A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 87S
HB 136A
HB 137
HB 196S
HB 238
HB 261
HB 263
HB 315S
HB 321
HB 322S
HB 327
HB 335
HB 353
HB 369
HB 387
HB 438S
HB 453
HB 472S
HB 529
HB 534A
HB 654A
HB 706
HB 707S
HB 746
HB 778
HB 791A
HB 813
HB 844
HB 867
HB 894
HB 955
HB 1066
HB 1127

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 143
HB 145
HB 210
HB 220A
HB 226S
HB 518S
HB 571
HB 753
HB 755
HB 918A

Motion by Delegate Cox to recess agreed to

House recessed at 1:26 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

House reconvenedd at 2:00 p.m.

Senate communication received
Senate joint resolution agree to: SJR 130

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 2:05 p.m. to meet Friday, January 29, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.

Transcript

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[Unknown]
>>>. >>> >>>. >>> 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
Members will rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend benjiman j strauss, 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
I am one of your citizen soldiers, a civilian pastor, and also, a military chaplain in the Virginia national guard. I've donned the uniform alongside our citizen soldiers and deployed with them to foreign lands, to combat. I want you to know I have seen it when virginians are called upon to serve and give all they have, they do well. They do exceedingly well, just as virginians always have. It's in this spirit of service I offer this prayer. Let us pray. Lord, hear our prayers. It is much as the sun rises and sets, as we move about, the earth, under our feet, as we breathe the air that surrounds us, every step, and every breath, is a step and breath of freedom. Lord, we give a thanksgiving for the actions and lives of those that have gone before us. And for your inspiration of a heritage of freedom of which they sought of which we now enjoy and sustain. Lord we ask for a blessing on this day as it has begun and pass, May the task of the day not pass without purpose and significance. Lord as much as you have placed the desire in each of our hearts for that which is eternal, that which is good. To act justly, to love mercy, to walk humbly with our God. Lord we May live and act with the virtue. Lord, be us. Lord hear our prayers. We pray in the name of our lord. 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
Purse unite to House rule three you have examined and approved the journal of the how fast delegates for January 27, 2016. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 are under order. Does the clerk have announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Not at this time.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Danville, Mr. Marshal.
Danny Marshall
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction and announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Danny Marshall
Thank you, sir. We're joined today, will please stand up the Virginia horse council. This is the voice of expanding horse industry in the commonwealth of Virginia. The council is a nonprofit organization formed by the Virginia horsemen, horse women, and horses. It represents all breeds and disciplines from thorough bred to fox hunting and trail riding and clab brats with other areas and helps facilitate communications between members of the equine industry. Members are with us today, and tonight, next door in old city Hall there is a reception for the Virginia horse council from 5:30 to 7:30. So please give this good group of virginians a warm welcome.
Bill Howell
Pleased to have the members with us today and thank you for taking the time to visit at the capitol. The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I have an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker we are honored to have my good friend, mike Fariss, a well known pioneer in the home school movement. He's a constitutional honor, a scholar, author, and founder and president of the home school legal defense association in Patrick Henry college. He's also the co-founder of the convention of the states project. As you know, we will have hj 3 before the body, hopefully, soon, so you might be able to be on the right side of that vote and voted out this year, and send it to the Senate. But we're particularly honored that mike has brought a very distinguished american with him today. Four united states Senator from oklahoma, tom coburn, a 68-year-old grandfather of three, father of three, grandfather of eight, representing the state of oklahoma, the great state of oklahoma where I did my training. The second district of the united states House of delegates district for six years and went on to serve in the oklahoma, as oklahoma's u.S. Senator ten years. He is a legislator. He served in the u.S. House and Senate respectively. He is known as Dr. No in the Senate when it came to violating the budget or enumerated powers of the constitution and took a firm stand in favor of what our founders believe. As a practicing physician, he delivered over 4,000 babies and continues his commitment to children being a senior advisor on the convention of the states project to restore the balance between the federal government and the states, as well as between the branchs of federal government. Mr. Speaker, please, I would ask the House to join me in welcoming Senator coburn and mike Fariss .
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Bedford, miss Byron .
Kathy Byron
Tos, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman May state it.
Kathy Byron
The journal reflect my seat mate is absent due to pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Journal will so reflect.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from stanton, Mr. Bell.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, the opening prayer was delivered by Reverend major ben sprous, he currently simultaneously serves as associate pastor of the 29th he inspired a generation of youth, and young people and families in the faith and practice through local, statewide, national and international missions. He served, has been deployed, I infan try division. Understand, I believe he's the most-deployed chaplain in the Virginia army national guard. He's been involved in joint operations receiving a bronze star. I ask the House to join me in giving major sprous and his wife, sarah a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Yancey.
David Yancey
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction and a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
David Yancey
Mr. Speaker, joining us in the gallery are students from newport university and staff. I encourage them to stand up. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, these students from christopher newport university and their coordinator are visiting and learning in hopes of starting a collegiate legislative program on the campus along with the gentle lady from Newport News, Delegate Price, I ask members to please give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have students with us today.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Today marks the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Chesapeake dry dock and construction company, it's better known as Newport News ship building a division of huntington ingalls industries. It's played an integral role in world war I, world war ii and the cold war. In 2016 the ship yard continues the tradition with the Virginia class of submarines and the aircraft carrier. These ships continue to defend our nation and protect our freedoms. The ship yard is the largest industrial employer in the commonwealth with 20,000 employees including many who are second, third, fourth, and fifth generation ship builders and many went on to start new businesses and hired new employees like my grandfather, john, p anthony junior. In honor of the Newport News ship yard I introduced House resolution 220 and with Delegate Price I encourage members to sign on. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move the House stand in recess until 12:40.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye, opposed, no. The House stands in recess in 12:40.
Kirk Cox
House republican caucus will meet in House room one and legislative Black caucus meet in House room two.
Bill Howell
The House will come to order. Members, please take your seats. Gentlewoman from Fairfax, miss Murphy .
Kathleen Murphy
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Kathleen Murphy
I am very proud to have with us in the gallery today, sarah cochran from emerge usa and members of her emerge usa, it seeks to empower muslims and arab american communities through educational events and leadership for the purpose of creating a community of equitable, knowledgeable and motivated leaders. This emerge leaders program builds a pipeline of well-informed, and well-prepared individuals to ensure they're able to serve as civic leaders. We're proud of what they're doing. At the end of six month program they get internship opportunities to use the skills they're learning now. I hope you'll give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have the visitors with us today and hope you enjoy your time in the capitol. Gent well yom from Fairfax, miss Filler-Corn. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, uh, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege and two introductions.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, very much. We have representatives of the Virginia for the arts joining us in Richmond and around the capitol. If you're here, please stand. Virginians for the arts are here to advocate for increased funding for the arts organizations of Virginia and promoting their arts build communities campaign. Virginia is home to thousands of art-related businesses including museums, galleries, performing arts organizations, theaters, film, radio, tv, video graphy, photography, art schools and design companies. The arts industry in Virginia creates jobs, as we know, promotes tourism, plays a key role in community building and encourages creativity of the children around the commonwealth. As chair of the general assemblies arts caucus I know the role the arts play in the lives of many of us. I'll be reaching out to my colleagues and look forward to working with these folks as well. I ask you all, all my colleagues to join me in a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Also joining us today I asked them to stand, are members of leadership Fairfax from Fairfax County. Founded in 1987, leadership, Fairfax, a nonprofit organization connects diverse leaders to one another and community engagement opportunities across sectors and experience. The mission is to educate, prepare, to inspire, and to connect leaders to serve and strengthen our community. With the vision towards community trustees, who are individuals, individually and collectively responsible for the strength of Fairfax count year, increasing knowledge of perspectives of key challenges, they provide an environment for challenging conversations and inspire a lot of collaboration, inclusion and unselfish service. I would be remiss if I didn't say, of course, the best class of 2001, I ask my colleagues here to please give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, earlier this month, I was privileged to attend the unveiling of the portrait of justice jane rausch. There were many attendants that day and most of whom had known her for years and years in the circuit court. I spoke with attorneys from both sides of the aisle, each of them telling me they hoped she would remain in her position on the supreme court. It was no surprise to me that she had bipartisan admiration, given her intellect and fairness. I truly witnessed the admiration on the day her portrait was unveiled. It was a special day. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, I am here speaking in my hope that justice rausch will remain on the supreme court. I would like to say my words today are not meant to convey anything less than the utmost respect for judge alston, hopefully, soon we'll take a vote that could lead to the removal of justice rausch of the supreme court. I many afraid if the actions of the body leads to the removal it would cause lasting harm to the juiciary for that matter, for judicial openings at every level. Last July, I was incredibly proud to stand with the governor and other colleagues for the announcement that justice, judge rausch would be appointed to the state supreme court. Not only was it special to be there as a member of the body, but me, as an attorney. I signed a bipartisan letter of support recommending judge rausch for the open position. It was noted in that letter that in 2009 during consideration for the supreme court of Virginia, she received the highest ratings, rankings of every state bar association. I appreciate the fact that justice rausch was interviewed yesterday and certified and qualified for the current position she holds today as justice in the supreme court. We now have an immensely qualified sitting supreme court justice that was originally appointed with bipartisan support and impeccable credentials stands before us for approval for continuing to serve as a supreme court justice. The alternative is is that she could be the first justice to be removed from the Virginia supreme court since 1900. My hope is that we'll find a way to keep justice rausch on the court and continue her service to the commonwealth of Virginia as she has done for many years. Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Stolle.
Chris Stolle
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request. On Page nine of the calendar can House bill 825 go by for the day?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 825, bye for the day. The gentleman from from Virginia beach, Mr. Taylor.
Scott Taylor
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for two introductions, please.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Scott Taylor
Ladies and gentlemen, tourism is one of Virginia 's most powerful industries, it provides instant revenue for the state, tourism generates billions of dollars in tax revenue, and supports hundreds of jobs, thousands of jobs in Virginia. The Virginia restaurant, lodging and travel associations, if you're up in the balcony, please stand up. Serves as a unified voice in the restaurant, travel, and lodging of restaurants and hospitality oriented business across Virginia for 80 years. I ask the members give a warm welcome to the Virginia restaurant, travel, and lodging industries, advocating on behalf association.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Virginia national guard commonwealth cadets if you're up there, please stand up.
[Unknown]
I think they're with the hospitality people.
[Unknown]
They're doing push ups in the back, Mr. Speaker. The vision of the challenge youth academy is to intervene in the lives of 16 to 18-year-old teenagers by providing values, skills, education and self discipline needed to reduce responsible, productive citizens and owe do so in a highly-structured environment. I did push ups with them and I will tell you they're in shape and promise this program will change the trajectory of their lives for the good, forever. I'd love to have a warm welcome for the Virginia national guard commonwealth challenge cadets. Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from culpepper.
[Unknown]
I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Today is home schooling day, and according to the Virginia department of education, more than 38,000 owe students are now being home schooled in Virginia, which represents a 9% growth since last year and a 45% increase since 2002. Home schoolers come from diverse back grounds and levels and the success of home schooling has been documented by multiple research studies and I want to say as a hom school parent, I 'm thrilled when the home schoolers come out because the number one question is what about socialization. So you know, we educate at home but do get out to see everybody. So if we can extend a warm House welcome to our home school educators.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshall.
Bob Marshall
Point of personal privilege, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Bob Marshall
Mr. Speaker, this fall, number of us saw signs in northern Virginia that says stop $$17 tolls on I -66. This doesn't say inside of the beltway. It doesn't say outside the beltway. It says stop $17 a day tolls on I -66. Well, we're at a cross roads here, in the commonwealth. Unfortunately, the governor and secretary of transportation have pitted northern Virginia against the rest of the commonwealth. They're basically asserting if tolls aren't put on 66, while you might not be able to build a dirt road down in Virginia beach. Maybe not that extreme, but clearly the message is there, divide and conquer. I don't think that is the way to be operating in this common wealth. Let's deal where where can you get the money? The governor's proposing $50 million be given to dulles airport to buy down tickets. I suggest a better use would be to allocate it to fixing 66, especially the portion that is inside of the beltway, roughly from route 29 to Washington street in false church, just beyond that where the toll road meets I -66. Additionally, the secretary acknowledged that it will cost $50 million to set up a toll gantries. That is $100 million fixing a portion of the road that I just mentioned will cost $122 million. This is largely responsible for the back ups on 66. Where else can we get money? Well, Mr. Speaker, this is a January 19th publication of v dot. They say there is new revenue of $1.22 billion available through 2021. Now, Mr. Speaker, on January 7th, four members of the body and other body sent a letter to the governor. We asked questions, for example, concerned about the lack of candor and transparency. One question we asked is why were the overhead I -66 message boards never used to inform I -66 commuters about the toll roads? I got a response this morning, not really an answer. This is from nick donahue, works for the secretary. Sell git Marshall the message signs can hold 18 characters per line, including spaces and they have three lanes. I think he means lines, Mr. Speaker. So Mr. Speaker, if you count the characters for tolls on 66, question mark, c, transform 66, that is 27 characters on two lines. You have one more line to inform the public. Now, October 21st, a number of us public officials and members of the public met in western Prince William County at a v-dot sponsored meeting. We wanted to ask questions of v-dot. Well, nobody was allowed to ask questions. Neither the public nor public officials so they held a dog and pony show but nobody can question them, if you wanted to comment, you had to go to the corner and go to confession to somebody with a little trance scriber. The next day, I asked a v dot representative at another school in western Prince William, why the I -66 message boards lit up signs and spent about $30 million on these, were never used? She had no answer, but promised to take the question higher up. Mr. Speaker, still, with four of us asking these questions, of the governor, and going back to October, we have yet to receive an answer. I would suggest as an intent to keep the public under informed, in 2013, v dot indicated and we wrote this question to the governor, it will be problematic to toll existing I -66 lanes inside of the beltway. We asked which agency decided to toll existing lanes anyway? Who attended such meetings? What are their affiliations? Provide all revellent documents, Mr. Speaker, again, no answer of any kind. Next question. In 2013, v dot indicated any I -66 tolls that had been posed would range from $0.15 to $0.20 per mile. They pointed out drivers on the pennsylvania and new jersey turnpikes spend only $0.09 a mile. Mr. Governor, can you explain why the commonwealth intends to charge $17 a day to use I -66 during high drive times? Who is responsible for the decision? Please provide all relevant documents. There is no documents, no next question. Answer. Consider imposing $4,000 per year for I -66 tolls inside of the beltway will have greater and more adverse consequences on lower income drivers. Please explain how your plan treats all commuters equally. Mr. Speaker, we got no answer to that. Now, what else is problematic about this project? V dot is suggesting that we reduce from 4 to 3, the number of general purpose lanes. That is not going to help congestion. That is going to make it worse. There are four lanes that can be used. One of which is a shoulder lane, called an auxiliary lane, used during high drive times. That will be gone, Mr. Speaker. I never got a straight answer about that but have concluded from that. Another letter I sent, October 28th, v dot's existing 2013 study indicated the conversion of existing lanes to toll lanes do not assume that existing lanes had been told and were not analyzed. This is a quote. Tolling scenarios assessed for this tolling do not assume existing lanes will be tolled but tolls will be applied to new roadway lanes likely part of a hot lane system. It allows occupant vehicles to paying the toll. They talked about having to generate public support for this. Policy issues with tolling existing capacity would need to be addressed. Potential policy issues, public support for tolling existing capacity would need to be addressed. Now, Mr. Speaker, this is a result of a survey which was conducted on behalf of v dot by the southeastern institute of research. One member here actually responded to the survey. At no place in this 85-Page report, when they talk about tolls do they identify the cost of the tolls? But that is very deceptive, Mr. Speaker. When asked about this, this is a 20-minute survey of I -66 users, one is sitting within arm, well, not arm, but within snow ball distance of me right now, Mr. Speaker. Conducted from July 7th to August 4, 2014. When explained what the plan was, this was the response. When asked about the rating of the I -66 plan, the answer, 23% neutral. 30% positive. 47% were negative, Mr. Speaker. How is that for gaining public support? On Page 45 of the survey, this is what they said. Sorry. This is what they omitted. They talked about alleged improvements. There is no mention hov three would designate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The public was not told about that. The public was not told that the shoulder lane which can be used right now, and can be used in general drive time will not survive. On Page 87, 69% of respondents said they don't feel they have the amount of information they need. Mr. Speaker, I am fearful that an effort will be made to roll, steam roll some measure through here which does not take these concerns into account, and which May leave loopholes for tolling portions of I -66 which should not be done in any case, the assumption here is no tolls on 66. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen there are numerous community colleges visiting with us today, I 'd like to ask the staff and students. Of Danville, central Virginia, and j sergeant Reynolds community college to stand. I ask the body to join me in giving them a warm House welcome. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Delighted to have the students with us today.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction and a
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor. Motion.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, today, I don't know if they're in the gallery or not. We have a group from germana community college, premier college of the Virginia community veg system. I would like us to give a warm welcome to president, Dr. David sam, and Mr. Greg calvert, and former navy captain, ted hahns, vice president of basic commerce industries.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Also have a motion on Page four of the calendar, May House bill 562 go to the regular calendar.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 562 to regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from Fairfax, miss Kory .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a request and an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. My request is perhaps a motion. I would like to have bill 252 on Page two go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Thank you. And my announcement is an invitation for all members of this body to come to House, I mean, conference room seven west on February 1st, we, you should have gotten an invitation. I have asked a number of groups representing disabled, intellectually disabled and physically disabled adults to bring that art work to that room and we're having a grand opening February 1st from 10:00 to 11:00 and artists from arc and independence center and larsh, a housing organization will be there. We'll have refreshments. So, please come by. 7 west. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Virginia coalition of latino organizations is a coalition of nonprofit organizations serving and supporting the latino and immigrant communities in Virginia. Since its foundation it's been advocating for the rights of latino immigrants across the commonwealth, working to empower, secure equal treatment for all latinos. I ask all of the members to stand and be recognized. Give them a warm House welcome. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Thank you, we're delighted to have the guests with us today.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Botetourt, Mr. Head.
Chris Head
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Chris Head
Joining us are the students from gerintology. These students are learning how to make Virginia communities into places that older virginians can age well. Currently we have almost a million older virginians, and we expect that number to double by 2050 to almost 2 million. We look forward to the common wealth being a great place to age and these students are going to help to do that. I ask the students give them a warm House welcome. And, Mr. Speaker, a request that could House bill 465 on Page three of the calendar go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 465 bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from Bedford, miss Byron .
[Unknown]
Thank you, I rise for a
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman May state it. Request.
[Unknown]
You can imagine my shock and discovered a bill I promised to introduce with Senator Poindexter was not in the system. I don't know what happened to it. I remember walking it up there. But it's gone. I need consent so am requesting unanimous consent so I can fill my my promise to my constituent.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Bedford requests unanimous consent to introduce legislation long after the due date.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? Will the gentlewoman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentlewoman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Would she be so kind to explain what the legislation would do?
[Unknown]
I joined the neighborhood looking at neighborhood tax credits. And it is just some clarifying language. It doesn't make substantial changes. Very important clarifying language.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentlewoman yield for another
[Unknown]
I yield. Question?
[Unknown]
I say I think I know what she's referring to, but boy ask the gentlewoman is there other legislation considered by this body to date? Or passed, and not passed to date that really has to do with what you're proposing?
[Unknown]
Well, it doesn't conflict with anything that I have seen including yours.
[Unknown]
Great. Thank you. Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from Bedford requests unanimous consent. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
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 Thursday, January 28th, Page one, House bills on second reading, uncontested calendar. House bills 181 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the northern Virginia transportation commission membership. Reporting from the committee on transportation.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Minchew.
Randy Minchew
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill 181 does one thing, allowing Virginia 's third most populist county, Loudoun, to have two voting members on the northern Virginia transportation commission instead of the one it currently enjoys, putting Loudoun on par with the city of Alexandria. Still well behind Fairfax. It will have line service in a few years. I ask that the bill be engrossed and sent forward to third reading. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page two of the printed calendar, House bill 184 a bill to designate the route 301 bridge the trooper bridge.
Randy Minchew
Gentleman from petersberg.
[Unknown]
Thank you, House bill 184 is for trooper Smith, who entered his eternal rest morning September 21, 2015, while responding to assist another trooper whom he believed to be in distress at an accident scene. Mr. Speaker, this legislation designates 3301 at exit 45 as trooper nathaniel michael w Smith memorial bridge. I hope it be the pleasure to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 190 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to use of population estimates in connection with decisions of the northern Virginia transportation authority.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Bulova.
David Bulova
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 190 is similar to a bill passed last year for Hampton roads accountability commission. Part of the voting structure is based on population, and that population is based on the census except every five years you can adjust that. Unfortunately, as passed, it states it is going to be based on cooper center projections. The problem is that the projections are done in ten year increments. We meant to say they're done annually so House bill 190 simply clarifies this and returns us to original meaning of the bill passed. I move we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 252 as well as House bill 465 bye for the day, akoergdly. House bill 559 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia repeal several others relating to obsolete reporting requirements. With amendments.
David Bulova
Gentleman from carolina, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
I move the adoption of the committee amendment. Those in favor say aye. No. Opposed. Gentleman from Caroline .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, all this bill does is remove what has become an unnecessary reporting requirement for department of social services relating to efforts in dealing with the faith-based and other volunteer resource communities in addressing needs of our citizenry. The current requirement requires them to compile information from each local services departments and put it together in the general assembly. And we know they've been doing a wonderful job in developing these partnerships. I hoet be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bobby Orrock
Turning to Page four, House bill 562 moved to regular House bill 629 a bill to amend calendar. The code of Virginia relating to prescription drug disposal. With amendments.
[Unknown]
Move adoption of the committee amendments, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Gentleman from Middlesex .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen. The House bill 629 will encourage more pharmacies to participate in drug take back programs by easing liability concerns. And this is permissive language and in no way requiring a pharmacy to act as a take back site. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 648, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to state board of health, approved sewage systems or nonconforming systems.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, House bill 648 grand fathers septic tanks for use if they're initially installed legally and if you had a septic tank and your House burned down it would mean you won't have to put a new updated septic system in before you can build your House back if the one that you had originally was still working and was installed legally. Mr. Speaker, I move the House engross the bill and pass to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 652, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to declaration of newer logical death.
Barry Knight
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'ban on.
John O'Bannon
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it updates the definition of brain death. I hope we engross the bill and pass to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
John O'Bannon
House bill 674 to amend and related to kinship foster care.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 674 deals with approval of foster and adoptive homes and clarifies responsibility of local departments of social services. It currently places responsible for granting with the commissioner to clarify that it is responsibility of the local board. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 719, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to commonwealth transportation board, criteria used to determine the value of factors evaluated in the statewide pryer ti -- pryer ti sxags.
Chris Peace
This is a public notice bill, we've charged the commonwealth transportation board with rating and ranking transportation projects in the commonwealth. This would require that that information be made available to the public 30 days prior to any decision by the board. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 724 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to voting procedures of the northern ka Virginia transportation commission.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill pertains to the two regional transportation entities we have in northern Virginia. One, transportation authority, operates by a two thirds voting majority when making a decision, the other, the commission on 50% plus one. This would conform the 50% plus one, or the commission's practice to that of the authorities so both would operate on a two thirds voting majority to take action on any matter.
[Unknown]
House bill 725, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to members of the northern Virginia transportation commission. With an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Le mun on.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Agreed to. Gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, it turns out that transportation commissions in Virginia that are comprised by local governments are generally allowed to have a nonelected officials serve on the commission. Exception is the northern Virginia transportation commission, this bill would allow nonelected officials to serve on the area. And I hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 727 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to northern Virginia transportation authority decisions to include or create service with notice.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move adoption of committee amendment.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House this pertains to the northern Virginia transportation authority requiring a 15 day prior notice and I hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page eight, House bill 731, a bill related to compensation for northern Virginia transportation commission member who's serve on the Washington metropolitan area transit area with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Lemunyon.
Jim LeMunyon
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
Jim LeMunyon
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, many of us who serve on boards and commissions are compensated for that activity throughout the year. Private citizens who serve on boards and commissions are able to be compensated, this allows a private citizen who serves on bow half of the commonwealth to also be compensated in the same way. We have one of those people now, that person is an appointee of the governor. Should one of the other bills just considered pass it might apply to others in the future, it hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 816 a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia, repeal others relating to public guardian advisory board.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. The House, House bill 816 moves speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the public guard guardian advisory board removes the title of guardianship which has been dissolved.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1026 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to department of social services electronic notices.
Chris Peace
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Sickles.
Mark Sickles
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This little bill allows the department of social security in enforcement of child support to communicate with parties electrically if the parties agree to communicate that way. I trust it will be the will of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The bills are engrossed and passed to third reading.
Mark Sickles
Continuing with today's calendar, House bills on second reading regular calendar. 825 taken bye for the day. However, on Page four of the printed calendar, House bill 562 has been moved to second regular. House bill 562 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to licensing of massage therapist. With amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Chesterfield, miss Robinson .
Roxann Robinson
I move adoption of committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The committee amendments are agreed to.
Roxann Robinson
House bill 562 requires a massage therapist be licensed rather than certified to practice in the commonwealth this, is a bill similar to one we passed a couple years ago and I move that House bill 562 be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes the items on the calendar, save for House joint resolution 210 which is awaiting Senator consideration regarding supreme court justices. A special and continuing order.
[Unknown]
We'll be at ease for just a moment.
Bill Howell
House will come to order. The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Moves that the House stand in recess until 2:00. Those in favor say aye, opposed, no. That motion is agreed to, the House stands in recess until 2:00 p.M.
Bill Howell
The House will come to order, members please take their seats. Clerk has a communication or announcement.
Kirk Cox
No communication from the Senate regarding House bill joint resolution 2010. The speaker is directed to continue with the rest of the day's business. Congress and labor will meet one half hour after adjournment, immediately over adjournment of the House in House room d. Then, congress and labor subcommittee number two meeting upon adjournment of the full committee in House room d. House general committee on general laws will meet one half hour after adjournment of the House here in House room c at approximately 2:30. Subsequently, subcommittee four meeting upon adjournment of the full committee and subcommittee number two of general laws will meet two hours after adjournment of the full committee or whenever subcommittee number four is finished. Agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources Chesapeake subcommittee meets at 4:00 in House room one here in the capitol. That is a change in time in location for acnr Chesapeake subcommittee. Appropriation s will meet at 4:00 and militia, police, and public safety will meet at 4:00. They will be on the 8th floor west conference room. Privileges and elections, elections subcommittee will meet at 4:00 in the fifth floor west conference room. That is a change in time for pne, campaign subcommittee, 4:00, 5, west, then, at 5:00 Virginia legislative Black caucus will be meeting in the sixth floor leadership conpresence room in the gab and at 6:30 this evening, the freshman caucus will be meeting in 8 west. 6:30 in eight west. Looking to tomorrow morning, Friday, January 29th, the transportation subcommittee number one will be meeting at 7:00 a.M. In the fifth floor east conference room. That is a new committee meeting time and look for them. The finance committee subcommittee three will meet at 7:30 in the fourth floor west conference room in the gab. Then, frashg lynn liberty caucus meeting at 8:00. New american caucus meeting has been cancelled for tomorrow. The capitol region caucus meets at 8:00 tomorrow in the 8th floor west conference room. Also, looking at tomorrow morning's legislative schedule, counties, cities and towns meets at 8:00 in House room d. Ccnt at 8:00 a.M. Militia, police, and public safety will meet at 8:00. 8:00 in House room c. That is a change in time. Tourism caucus meets at 9:00 in the fifth floor west conference room and privileges and elections meets at 9:30, 9:30 in the ninth floor appropriations room. Democratic caucus meets at 10:30 in House room two. The republican caucus will meet at 10:30 a.M. In House room one, Mr. Speaker, I remind the members, policy is on vote statements. They're due to the front desk by noon of the next day. If you have today, missed a vote, want to change a vote, you have until 11:59 to come up and change that. You have three days if you have leave given by the body. Otherwise, that 19 is the announcements I have.
[Unknown]
Mr. Head.
[Unknown]
Can we return to morning hour for a motion?
[Unknown]
We're here.
[Unknown]
I'd like to move House bill welfare and institutions on Page three of the calendar today, we took it bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Yes. Befor the day, why don't we do it tomorrow, is that okay?
[Unknown]
That will be fine.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight. 465 be rerefered to health,
Barry Knight
I was ask, Mr. Clerk did he announce rules studies today, 4:30, speaker conference room, sixth floor?
[Unknown]
Speaker, the chairman is correct. Dinot and it's not listed on that and we'll rectify that forthwith. Meeting at 4:30 on the gab on the sixth floor speaker's conference room, my apologies.
Barry Knight
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move when the House adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 11:00 a.M.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights moves that when the House adjourns today it adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 11:00 a.M. Those in favor say aye, opposed, no. The motion agreed to. Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
I move the House do now 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 11:00 a.M. Tomorrow. 11:00 a.M. Tomorrow.