02/03/2016 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 Joseph A. Keaton, Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Roanoke

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leaves of Absence granted: Delegates Anderson, Greason, and Leftwich

Journal for Tuesday, February 2, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 90, 111, 117, 127, 133, 162, 181, 201, 233, 245, 265, 285, 287, 323, 338, 342, 368, 413, 437, 446, 465, 515, 551, 555, 556, 592, 595, 609, 612, 658, 664, 665, 666, 683, 712
Senate joint resolution agreed to: SJR 70

Committee reports
From Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: HBs 157S, 200A, 262S, 317As, 340S, 517 (referred), 535S, 1094A, 1142, 1211A, 1270A
From Commerce and Labor: HBs 175, 611S, 756S, 820S, 851S, 870S, 968As, 1332 (referred)
From Education: HBs 241S, 475S, 525A, 954, 1029 (referred)
From General Laws: HBs 185As, 405A, 413S (referred), 462, 644, 741S (referred), 818As, 821, 1013A, 1341As

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 14 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 24 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 51 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 65 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 88 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 104 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 105 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 147S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 205 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 206S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 233 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 323S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 456A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 470 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 567S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 649 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 685S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 790 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 810 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1011 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1051 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1052 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1145 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1175 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1214 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1281 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1330 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 4 - Passed (Y-63 N-34)
HB 90S - Engrossment reconsidered
HB 158A - Passed (Y-73 N-24)
HB 198A - Passed (Y-97 N-0)
HB 254 - Passed (Y-63 N-33)
HB 332S - Passed (Y-97 N-0)
HB 766A - Passed (Y-68 N-29)
HB 865 - Passed (Y-97 N-0)
HB 144S - Passed (Y-94 N-3)
HB 106 - Passed (Y-94 N-1)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 252S - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 928 - Passed by for the day
HB 80 - Engrossed
HB 95 - Engrossed
HB 148A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 279S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 398S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 516 - Engrossed
HB 1062 - Engrossed
HB 1152 - Engrossed
HB 1170 - Engrossed
HB 1224A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed, Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1331 - Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 90SA - Delegate Taylor floor amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 518S - Passed by until Thursday, February 4, 2016
HB 3 - Passed by until Monday, February 8, 2016
HB 382S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 481S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 770SA - Committee Substitute agreed to, Delegate Dudenhefer floor amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 812SA - Engrossed
HB 22 - Engrossed
HB 23A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 138 - Engrossed
HB 182 - Engrossed
HB 328S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 357 - Engrossed
HB 487 - Engrossed
HB 515S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 557 - Engrossed
HB 590S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 596 - Engrossed
HB 742 - Engrossed
HB 942 - Engrossed
HB 951 - Engrossed
HB 1017A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1147S - Passed by until Monday, February 8, 2016
HB 1194 - Engrossed
HB 252S - Committee Substitute rejected, Delegate Kory floor substitute agreed to, Engrossed

RESOLUTION
REGULAR CALENDAR
HJR 1 - Passed by until Monday, February 8, 2016

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 558S
HB 586S
HB 782
HB 1267A

SENATE BILLS READ FIRST TIME AND REFERRED
SB 1 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 4 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 11 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 12 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 23 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 25 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 27 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 31 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 37 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 38 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 39 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 43 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 56 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 59 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 67 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 69 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 78 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 79 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 83 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 89 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 91 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 99 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 103 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 106 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 107 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 109 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 116 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 122 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 124 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 126 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 137 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 152 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 154 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 160 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 163 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 175 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 176 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 179 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 182 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 188 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 191 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 192 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 198 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 205 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 206 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 207 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 209 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 211 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 229 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 230 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 240 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 241 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 250 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 252 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 266 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 268 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 271 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 280 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 281 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 284 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 293 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 299 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 305 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 307 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 308 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 315 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 316 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 322 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations
SB 325 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 328 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
SB 335 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 337 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 348 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 349 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 350 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 351 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 352 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 356 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 359 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations
SB 360 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 361 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 363 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 366 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 372 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 373 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 374 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 375 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 377 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 381 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 382 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 388 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 389 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 399 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
SB 401 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
SB 407 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
SB 408 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 420 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 423 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 424 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 425 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 434 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 443 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 445 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 447 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 448 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 453 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 464 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 479 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 480 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
SB 502 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 529 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 544 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 545 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 569 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 573 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 603 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 608 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 615 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 629 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 637 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 653 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 670 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 674 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION REFERRED
SJR 1 – Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Senate communication received
Senate joint resolution agreed to: SJR 140

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 2:33 p.m. to meet Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 12 m.

Transcript

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[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
The members will rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend joseph a keaton, pastor of the central baptist church in Roanoke and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance of the united states of america led by gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
All mighty and ever living God, we yield unto thee our praise and hearty thanks for wonderful grace as well as virtue to all of those who love thy name. Thank you for this assembly of choice vessels of the commonwealth state of Virginia who come from all sections of the great state to legislate laws which improve the well being of all of the residents of our commonwealth. We now beseech of thee wisdom, guidance and your presence in all of this God given task May be done to your satisfaction, and to your glory. That Virginia continues to be a state that offers equity, prosperity and Peace. Bless now this session to look well into the future and legislate laws which will become, which will be a blessing for generations to come. We ask in thy master's name, furthermore, we continue to ask amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ]. >> The members will answer roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board.
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker a quorum is present.
[Unknown]
Purse unite to House through three I 've examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for February 2, 2016. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 are now in order. Does the clerk have announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Not at this time, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for three introductions and a point of personal privilege. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, joining us in the gallery today we have a number of people from Virginia 21, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that energizes and engages young adults in the political process. Virginia 21 seeks to teach young people the importance of leadership in solving the biggest challenges of the future and equip them with the tools to meet those challenges effectively. They're around the capitol today, I 'm not sure they've gotten into the gallery but they're here talking about things that are most important to young voters including safe campuses, college accessibility and affordability and a thriving economy. I hope we can welcome the students from Virginia 21 to the capitol today. I do see students from the renaissance school from the gallery. They're going to stand up. It's in Charlottesville. You need to give me a talk about how good they are. Here here with their advisor and teacher and the renaissance school is a college prep high school for high ability students, school focuses on interdisciplinary learning, so I hope we can give a warm welcome to the students from the renaissance school and their teachers. And finally, Mr. Speaker, I know these folks are trying to get into the gallery. They're in the back there, and they can probably hear me. I'm happy to welcome to the House students from the tandem friends school, it's rooted in quaker values and prepares young people for higher education and to lead fulfilling lives of integrity, creative expression and service. Tandem has been in existence for 45 years and today, they're here to talk about living the quaker commitment to responsible stewardship of the earth. They will hear you when you clap. I hope you welcome to the tandem friends school students. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
David Toscano
Yesterday, I listened to the member from Fairfax, and it was looking at the good bills offered from the republicans on this issue. We have a number of good bills on our side that speak to this issue as well. It should be a bipartisan issue and it's our hope we can work together to find common ground on this issue to all of us. It's only when finding common ground we'll be able to move the commonwealth forward. I want emphasize a few things. First, I think about building all about building the new Virginia economy. Our governor has not just been talking about, but out and about, promoting this and doing this. Where a job can be found, our governor has been there, and he's been making it happen. There are thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in investment part of Virginia. That is a good thing. Secondary, this I took away from the gentleman from Fairfax. The status quo in this world no longer works. We have to try new things, sequestration looms and it's going to have a huge impact on the commonwealth of Virginia. That is why we cannot say the problems that exist now are because of governor mcdonald or governor mcauliffe. The problems are largely being career yated by the problems in Washington, d.C. We have to look for ways so we can work together to create incentives to build that new Virginia economy, including targeted incentives tied to performance. We're not just going to throw money at problems we're going to time to performance. Work work credentialing tied to a job. Reinvestment targeted to the commercialization of ideas, that go into the private sector, and regional initiatives like the go Virginia initiative that I think will the us support, designed to harness the brain power of higher education with the regional talent in our regions to build new economies regionally. We got good bills in the democratic side and good bills on the republican side and we can build on that. And finally, we have to remember we all have roles in this process. The governor has a role. The legislature has a role. We have bills on both sides that we can work together to get things done. We have a budget to pass, that sets the table to make this happen, I hope we can work together to move towards building that new Virginia economy. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal mrif ledge.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
The minority leader just talked about, and I 'm sure everyone is somewhat familiar with go Virginia. There have been several news stories and the minority leader has spoken bit 2 or 3 times, I 'm privileged to have the gentleman from Prince William, ply co-patron. Today, I want to address it in some detail. What does it do? Let me give you a thesis statement. Go Virginia is a major bipartisan business-led initiative to align the business community, that is the key, to the higher education community, state government and local government in order to foster private sector growth, and promote local collaboration and maximize our resources. The problem, Virginia faces two interconnected challenges on economic development. One, minority leader talked about economic recovery and lack of growth. We talk about sequestration and other things but number two, significant growth in economic development spending with ledge slit mitt questions about the return. Some good, some bad. Virginia's economy is recovering more slowly and we've heard it many times, 2014, 0% growth, 48 out of 50 states, and falling to 12 from cnbc top states for business rankings. This is just not acceptable. Last week, the appropriations committee on the leadership of chairman Jones received a report detailing the growth in economic development spending. $679 million since 2010. Incentives have grown by 298% since 2004. We heard a lot about the deal and the need in cases for increased scrutiny. We have to ask is the money worth it? Do we vet things properly? I've been in appropriations for, gosh, 14 or 15 years now. One of the things that we see often is what I call the flavor of the month. Folks will bring proposals with buzz words, work force, stem, those things are good in themselves but just because someone says it doesn't mean that particular proposal has been well vetted. So how do we address the two problems and create the environment for real hong term economic growth? Not just any job, jobs for all children and how do we maximize economic development investments? Just not another incentive program will invest with a real return and that answer is go Virginia. Before talking about the legislation, let me tell you why this concept is different and why it's receiving so much attention. Go Virginia is unique for two reasons. First, it is business led. If you talk to businessmen, they've been awol and demanded on a good economy driven by defense sending but that is all gone. I think we have a lot of good ideas. I think I 've had a lot. We have smart people, but we're not smart enough to solve this on our own. Go Virginia is a result of work done by some of the most prominent business leaders. But also, the mary millers, a small business woman from blacksberg who did a wonderful job of testifying today in the subcommittee. They're not alone. Nfib, the voice of small business, 8,000 individuals have joined the go Virginia coalition. 80 statewide and here is the key. These are people that create jobs in the commonwealth. They brought this idea to us and said this is what we need. Go Virginia is not just another incentive program. Unlike other programs which are top down, driven towards one purpose or one goal, go Virginia will build from the bottom up. Stake holders will be at the table. There will be real flexibility to identify the projects needed that foster real long term growth and it isn't just about handing out grants, it will be real accountability, metrics with every project, call back pro visions, and as a matter of fact, if a project is not working the project can be stopped and if a local region bubbles up a project, that the state board doesn't think is good enough, they'll send it back down to make sure it's more vetted. There are two major pieces of legislation. Chairman Hugo 's bill encourages regional collaboration. This starts by establishing 8 to 10 regional councils and local government leaders and economic development leaders. The council is not a new bureaucracy. Whenever you heard the word regionalism, a lot of people get scared and think of higher taxes and think about more bureaucracy. This is voluntary. The key to live is they don't locate with a political subdivision. When they come, they're looking at work force and how good that work force is, a lot of suppliers are in the region. Your constituents might travel to another one. They'll tell you that if they don't do it regionally, it will not work. Local councils have a few key responsibilities. And they identify work force training needs. The local council will draw a road map. Might be your region that might not work. It's advanced manufacturing is your road map, they'll do a skills gaps analysis and can apply for start up grants. These are not long term. Recurring funds to run a new program, these are funds meant to get a project off the ground. From there, projects are central, business led state board called growth and opportunity board, 21 members, legislative, gubernatorial but the key, 11 business representatives, the chairman is a businessman. A majority must vote the project. So that is, I think, very important. A portion of funds had been sent to regional councils based on populations. A lot of regions will get cut out. These grants will go to the big boys who will come up with better proposals. Part of the grants are per capita and some are competitive. You can go combined regions and interstate and I think that is very, very important. Let me give a quick example, last week, Delegate Yancey came to the appropriations committee which I thought was a good idea. Here is a quick background. Newport news public schools operate the aviation academy. It's a stem-based program. The school system leases 28,000 square feet of space. Newport news public schools and the airport want to call it Virginia center for aeronautics. They want to double the size of the building add a 10,000 square foot aircraft hangar to be the largest aviation high school in the united states. The goal is become a work force development and training center and bring together business, education, manufacturing. Think about it. You've been upstairs on the 9th floor, we might be doing 20 and 30 budget amendments per day. We listen quickly and going to the next budget amendment. That is very frustrated to some of you. Had it tweaked and comes up through the system then that is a very, very viable project. So this is what go Virginia can do, bring together real projects that can be vetted, they can be held accountable, and they can move forward quickly. The second bill is chairman Hugo 's bill, high school 846, works as companion and incentivizes localities to attract new business and investment. A lot of times we know two localities will compete for the same project. This will let them get a portion of the revenue and they'll send it back. There are requirements to use the funds so that is a little bit about go Virginia. I know it was long. The reason why, I wanted to make sure you understand I do think it's new from what we've been doing. We must have 20, 30 different silo types of funds up in appropriations. We can come up with something that is more coherent and that we can funnel other projects on the funds, too. So I look forward to having the go Virginia bill up today and hopefully, you'll soon see it on the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from May state it.
Bobby Orrock
I ask the ask the journal reflect my seat mate is absent due to pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request and an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Greg Habeeb
I request the journal reflect my seat mate is away on pressing personal business. And everybody has met the folks from faith christian school. The group that is going to be going this year is walking the hauls, learning what they do for our time. Our esteemed clerk, gary nardo will be especially pleased to know the House clerk is with us today, if the House would give the kids from faith christian a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Delighted to have the students here from faith christian church. The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Villanueva.
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Ron Villanueva
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, today we have with us representatives from nasa langly research center, flight facility and aerospace industry of the commonwealth. Their industry has a huge impact on the commonwealth and we want to thank these folks for coming to Richmond to be part of the process. Please join them tonight at the Virginia library for their reception. In addition, we have astronaut mike hopper hopkins, who was on board the international space station and who flew expeditions 37 and 38, ladies and gentlemen, give them a galactic general assembly welcome. >> We're pleased to have the visitors with us today and we thank you for coming and sharing your time with us in the capitol. The gentleman from from Richmond city, miss McClellan .
Jennifer McClellan
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for two introductions.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Jennifer McClellan
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, joining us today are members of the american association of university women of Virginia. They're visiting as part of the state lobby day. Since 1881 it's been one of the nation's leading voices promoting equity for women and girls through education, philanthropy and research. The first aauw branch was established here in Richmond in 1909, and since then, the organization has grown to 26 branchs, and almost 23,000 branch and national members throughout the commonwealth for the 170,000 members and supporters nationwide. Aauw members have been meeting with lawmakers on a variety of issues including legislation to eliminate the gender pay gap, to build on our landmark human trafficking legislation passed last year, by adding measures to assist victims of human trafficking and ratify equal rights amendment and I applaud members for the important contribution they make to our commonwealth and ask that you join me in granting them a warm welcome.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have the ladies with us today and thank you for tall that you do for the commonwealth.
[Unknown]
Also, joining us are the members of the Virginia women equality coalition. Believing women and girls deserve an equal opportunity to participate fully in civic, economic, and political life, irrespective of race, class, income, immigration status, involvement with the criminal justice system, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. 13 member coalition includes a wide variety who advocate for women rights, health care, voting rights and more, I ask that we grant them a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Pleased to have the visitors with us today. Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Hope.
Patrick Hope
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Patrick Hope
On Page 26 can House bill 487 go bye until Monday .
[Unknown]
1147 bye until Monday, February 8th.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Torian.
Luke Torian
Yes, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction, and also, a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Luke Torian
Mr. Speaker, today we're delighted to have with us in the gallery the chapter of the national coalition of 100 Black women. The national coalition of 100 Black women is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to community service, advocacy, leadership development, and the enhancement of gender and racial equality for Black women and girls. In 2013 and 2015 the chapter was awarded a grant by the potomac hospital foundation on the prevalence of triple negative breast cancer and prostate cancer in the african american community. As a result, the partnership with formed with ten african american churches to expand awareness about these diseases. This Saturday, the chapter will receive the 2016 keeper of the community award at the fort meyers memorial chapel in Arlington, Virginia. Please join me in welcoming to this chamber the Prince William County chapter of the national coalition of 100 Black women.
[Unknown]
Delighted to have with you us today and thank you for all you do for your community and our commonwealth.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Today is the third day of recognizing Black history month. I want to address the issue of faith and clergy who have served here in this chamber over the years. I want to kind of remind you a little bit of some of the men who have served here in this chamber and perhaps some of the districts that you represent today. All of us are people of faith, faith plays an integral role of what we do here in this chamber. Robert mcphee brown stated the following. Any considerates chin worth his salt knows in this day and age, there is an imperative laid upon him to be politically responsible, when one considers the fateful decision which lies in the hands of the politicians, and the impact which these decisions will have for good, or evil, upon the destinies of millions of people, it becomes apparent that in terms of prior to implement the will of God, politics can be a means of grace. And I emphasize that again. Politics can be a means of grace. Some of the men who have clergy men who have served in this esteemed House, Reverend charles e hogans born in 1819, he served in the Virginia House of delegates, representing Norfolk county and Portsmouth from 1869-1871. The Reverend miles conners, a farmer and minister born a slave in Norfolk county in the early 1930s. He represented Norfolk county and the Virginia House of delegates from 1875 to 1877, serving on the House militia and police committee. The Reverend cecil perkins born a slave in 1839 in Buckingham County. He entered politics and represented Buckingham County in the Virginia House of delegates from 1869 to 1871 and Buckingham County and Cumberland County from 1887-1888. The Reverend guy powell, born a slave in 1851 in Brunswick County, representing Brunswick County from 1881 to 1882. The Reverend ellis willis, ellis wilson, a farmer an minister, born in 1824, he represented the county, in the Virginia House of delegates from 1869 to 1871. And some of our contemporaies today, alt year harry maxwell, served in the House from 1982-1992. The honorable dwight Jones, served from 1994-2009. And my colleague and contemporary today, the honorable dolores McQuinn, associate minister in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Speaker, we come here with this scripture in mind. Micah tells us he has shown you, oh, mortals, what is good. And what does the lortd require of you? To do justice, to love mercy, and to walk calmly with your God, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Fairfax, miss Watts .
Vivian Watts
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point -- introduction, excuse me.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Vivian Watts
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is indeed my pleasure today to recognize in the gallery the members of the legal women voters of Virginia. The league of women voters of Virginia has been working for 96 years to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. 12 local leagues concentrate on local issues and the state league is present on statewide issues. A small personal note for 15 years they were my mentor and I would share with the body that the difference between consensus spelled with an s and consensus spelled with a c. It is spelled with an s and tries to get the sense of the issue when they take a possession. It's not census as in counting people, but it is what we have been talking about more frequently and I was pleased to note this session about coming together in agreement and reasoning together on what the best solution would be. In that tradition, the league has taken a number of positions on anything from sewage treatment to education funding. And their signature issue, of course, on all levels resolvess around fair and open voting processes. I hope if there are members in the gallery they will stand so we can give them a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Pleased to have visitors with us today and thank you for taking time to come to the capitol. Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon.
John O'Bannon
Mr. Speaker, I rise for one brief introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
John O'Bannon
Thank you, sir. I hope the general assembly and House will welcome the Virginia assisted living association today. These good folks have a capitol hill day, they're nonprofit, they represent big and small industries. We know somebody in an alf and these are a set of folk that's represent the 12,000 residents in these 165 assisted living. I ask they stand.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Taylor.
Scott Taylor
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an announcement and a motion.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Scott Taylor
First announcement, Mr. Speaker, annual super bowl celebration hosted by Senator Wagner, peterson, Cosgrove and myself doors open at 5:45 at the Virginia auto dealers association, just wanted to extend a bipartisan invite. It's potluck so no need to report. Hope to see everyone there. Mr. Speaker, the motion?
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
House will come to order.
[Unknown]
I would like to make a motion to reconsider the House bill 90 engrossed and passed to third reading for the purpose of an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Virginia beach moves we reconsider that vote. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Motion agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the motion?
[Unknown]
Well, it's been passed.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Uh-huh. The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, rise for a request and an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I request the journal reflect my seat mate and colleague, Delegate Anderson is away on pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
Journal will so reflect.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, rise for an announcement. Tomorrow, the sportsman's caucus will be meeting at 7:00 a.M. And we normally do, and think this is going to be an interesting presentation, Chesapeake bay foundation will be coming in and is going to address the efforts that they have been doing in step with commonwealth to restore oysters in the Chesapeake bay. If you have an interest on this, I encourage you to come and listen. This proposition is remarkable. There is probably not one single species that is more important to helping us use the sort of natural abilities of the ecosystem to clean the bay than the restoration of oysters. I encourage you to be there if you can. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Roanoke city, Mr. Rasoul.
Sam Rasoul
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction and pint of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, today we were honored to be led by joseph keaton, he has been the pastor there over 20 years, serving Roanoke well, central baptist church served in the heart of Roanoke for 100 years and the best fact is that he's an avid redskins fan. That is right. If we can give him a warm House welcome.
Sam Rasoul
Mr. Speaker, a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
I rise to commend the governor of -- arcade packaging announced it will invest $11 million to upgrade equipment, bringing 50 well paying jobs to the county. It provides cosmetic company was creative packaging with cutting edge technology. When rk's chairman and ceo spoke about his company's 20th anniversary, in the Roanoke region he noted when researching Virginia in 1996 they found it to be appealing for lower taxes, competitive business incentives, reduced energy costs, excellent schools, and the fact that it was a right to work state. That will get you applause, huh? Roanoke in particular attracted us with it's community and advantage of a strategically perfect location. I want to thank them for bringing these critical jobs to the region as we build this new Virginia economy.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Fairfax, miss Murphy .
Kathleen Murphy
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman has the floor.
Kathleen Murphy
Thank you. Today with us in the gallery, I have the pleasure of welcoming my friend claire dwasskin. She is today here in her role as a member of the board of visitors for george Mason university. She has been actively involved in our community for years and years, as a health, child health advocate, a philanthropist and founder of the children medical safety research institute. She has been active and helped many organizations in our community and served on numerous boards, public broadcasting, performing arts and historic preservation. I am very pleased she's here to visit with us and ask the House give her a warm welcome.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Stafford Mr. Dudenhefer.
Mark Dudenhefer
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
In the gallery is a group from germa community college, I had a very nice conversation with them and the conversation was mostly about work force development. Which I think is something that is very important to us and certainly important to germana community chej. -- college. Accompanying them was Mr. Eric vanover, a professor of history. I hope the House will join me in a warm House welcome, thank you.
Mark Dudenhefer
Delighted to have the students from germana here today. The gentleman from Washington Mr. O'quinn.
Israel O'Quinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Israel O'Quinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, joining us is a group from leadership Washington County and I ask that they please stand. And they, the group is made 300 plus mile trip up to Richmond to visit with legislators, to tour the capitol, and various buildings here on capitol grounds and leadership Washington County was established to unite individuals of diverse back grounds and experiences demonstrating an interest, talent and commitment to leadership and increase participation and develop a vision for Washington County among it's participants. They make this trip up every year, they're here with the group leader, so on behalf of us, I hope you will join with me in giving them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have the individuals visitor was us.
[Unknown]
Mr. Albo.
[Unknown]
For those of you here for a while, you will know this speech. In the old days, we'd pass every bill, no matter how much it costs up to appropriations and that created a lot of problems because they had to vote no, not on the substance of the bill but just based on money. They didn't think that was fair. So what we did is decided to hold the bills in course until we found out how much money was available for bills of fiscal impact, then, we'd hear those bills. So, if you have a bill that has fiscal impact, and you're a republican, I 'd like you to go talk to Mr. Bell, Delegate bill and tell him how bad you really, really, want your bill. If you're a democrat, you're appointed contact is the gentle lady from Fairfax, to talk about how you might want really, really, want your bill. And in the spirit of bipartisanship, because we're a touchy feely group in courts, we have a few bills for the democrats, and some bills for the republicans, so it's not, I just want to make sure you don't think there is a secret mojo going on. Talk to vivienne and Delegate Bell, he'll be your spokesperson and don't talk to me. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Fairfax, miss Kory .
Kaye Kory
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for two requests.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Kaye Kory
First request is that I ask that House bill 928 on Page 14 go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and my second request is on Page 14, again, hb 252, I request that that be moved to the regular calendar for purposes of a floor amendment.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 252 to regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Norfolk, Mr. Lindsay.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for purposes of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Today in the gallery are about the capitol grounds are the ladies of the zeta phi beta sorority, founded on January 16th, 1920, by five collegiate women at howard university. Founded on a believe that sorority elitism shall not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations, to address ills, prejudices and poverty and health concerns of the day. It began when the late Senator yvonne b Miller invited her sorority sisters to witness the legislative process and meet with legislators. With us in the gallery today or about the grounds are the members of the sorority. Mr. Speaker, I hope it will be the will of this body to grant these ladies a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Delighted to have the members from the sorority with us today, thank you for taking the time to come to the capitol.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Bedford, fis Byron .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this is my 18th session here at the general assembly. And I 've heard a lot of speeches from this House floor. I spent a lot of time in preparing the message I was going to give today because I knew if I wanted you to grasp it, I would need to try to keep your attention at the same time, too. So hopefully, at left for a couple minutes I have your attention because this is an issue that I hope to leave you with a better understanding of. At 8:30 tomorrow morning, the House committee on health, welfare and institutions will hold a public hearing on one of the most pressing issues facing Virginia 's families today. That is the rising cost of health care. As chairman of the health insurance reform commission, this is an issue about can I have heard an awful lot over the last several years, from monthly premiums that have risen far beyond what is promised when the affordable care act was approved to deductibles and out of pocket expenses for families and next year, it will be over $7,000 for one person, out of pocket. The expense of health care affected my constituents and the people of Virginia in a big way. Things changed with obamacare as we see more high deductible plans, consumers are becoming more informed about the care they seek, where they seek it, and how much they pay for it. While the commission chair heard much about the problem of health care costs, solutions have been much shorter supply. Last year, there were several bills to reform Virginia 's copn laws. We're not alone. Other states began debating their copn, known as certificate of public need and news stories started appearing about the laws and their effects on health care choices and costs. The mercada center concluded that copn laws limit competition, diminish access to care, and contribute to rising health care costs. They're not alone in reaching that conclusion. The federal trade commission and united states department of justice's antitrust division both concluded the laws limit consumer choice and stifle innovation. That is not a position just reached recently. Ftc told Virginia it reached the complete elimination nine -- 29 years ago. That is why Virginia adopted it's copn laws in 1973. At that time, the federal government began requiring states to adopt such regulations in an attempt to control the rising costs of health care. Back then, the federal government reimbursed providers on a cost plus basis. You can guess what incentive that created. Build it, bill it and get paid for it, plus a percentage of profit marching wrin on top of that. The federal government changed the way it reimbursed for health care and in early 1980s repealed the mandate that states have to have copn laws. Why did the federal government do this? Because it realized that copn laws were not controlling costs. Fast forward 30 years later. Virginia still has a robust copn program on the books. This year we have an opportunity to reform a system that is not keeping up with the changing health care marketplace. When it comes to the debate over the commonwealth certificate of public need program, there are two main arguments made by the supporters of the existing law. First, reserve the status quo to ensure market dominance. Why won't you want to when you're the only game in town? When there is one game in town, that entity controls what it charges. When competition enters the market, prices fall, and patients benefit. The second argument share to care and cherry picking which has been addressed in the bills coming forward requiring the same charity care from all competitors. The situation stifling competition has become more serious, not less, over the last decade. Consider these developments. Independent imaging services are being bought and owned by hospitals. Physicians practices are being bought and owned by hospitals. Providers are owned by the hospitals. Centara owns optima. And bcu health system owns Virginia premier and centuran owns piedmont health care plans. Two thirds of health insurance not only do they receive the protection of copn regulations, but as a payer they don't experience the same challenges in negotiating with health plans. Rockefeller, carnegie and Morgan would understand this and be envious, because in this case the monopoly is being provided with the assistance of government. We hear hospitals are economic engines for our regions and I agree. Like any hospital, they, and others should be allowed to put plans in place that are forward thinking and long term, not subjected to haphazard decisions made here in Richmond. Why do we have a decision that allow such decisions to be held hostage? Two competing providers oppose one another's applications in gaming the system. Government continues to protect their market share, while they purchase more and more physician practices and reclassify them as out patient facilities. Which immediately triples the cost of the same services to the patients in your districts. It has another effect, the accumulation of the properties by nonprofit hospitals are now tax exempt. And removed from your local property tax revenues so patients have a larger share of tax liability as well. You might wonder why, then, why has nothing been done to leave yat this burden that thwarts competition, limits consumer choice and stifles innovation? Well, just stop by tomorrow morning's hearing and you'll see why. There is no doubt in my mind House room d will be filled with and dominated by hospital employees, hospital administrators, doctors employed by hospitals and an army of lobbyists being retained by the hospitals. They have every right to be there. Some of them are our friends. I am sure whenever an effort is being made to bring real competition to any industry benefitting from a restrictive market, anyone affiliated with the industry comes out in full force, when you look around the committee room, I would like you to think about those who are not there, too. Think about your neighbor, who could have reached an mri, received an mri at a fraction of the cost from a facility other than that hospital. Think about your relative, who might have been able to have an outpatient surgical procedure done at a savings but using an whose chemo prices just tripled. Think about the independent doctors in your community who want to offer a lower cost alternative. Your neighbors but have been thwarted by a system that requires tens of thousands of dollars just to overcome the center and think about a friend regulatory hurdle as associated with copn. These are the people who entrusted to us represent their best interest. They have not asked us to protection from favored firms, they're asking for some, any relief from the expense of a health care system that is largely uncompetitive, and over regulated. Our plan May insulate our wallets are from the egregious expense of deductibles. Many who we have served are not so fortunate. The administrator of your local protected hospital maying one of your twon -- constituents and despite support from employers would benefit from competition in their jobs. At 8:30 tomorrow morning will the voices of all 80,000 of your constituents be equal in volume? As this debate continues I ask all of you to remember those who don't have the where with all to take an unpaid holiday to testify at a public hearing in Richmond. If we're going to alleviate health care responses but must reform and act to reform it now. It would be easy to say it's too tomorrow ply indicated and like my hospital, my local hospital, support the status quo but that is not in the best interest of the citizens in the region on commonwealth. Health care industry is unique and the economic protections like the copn process bestowed n it. It seems to me that is all the more reason to find creative ways to increase access to health care for patients at a lower cost. There is nothing to prevent us from enacting responsible reform that protects charity care. There is nothing other than pressure from the direct beneficiaries to prevent us from making the long overdue changes that would increase consumer health care choice and lower health care costs. I realize I 'm asking members to do something bold. Enacting changes to a system in place more than 40 years takes courage. But that is what our constituents need. We don't need more studies we need action and action now. We know what needs to be done. The american people are looking for elected leaders with the back bone to fight for them and get things done. I ask you to join me and do just that. Thank you. Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, in the gallery we have representatives from the been the voice of business in northern Virginia over 90 years, representing 700 businesses in almost half a million employees. The board and leadership consists of prominent business newly Virginia chamber that has leaders and they joined us to ensure the economic engine is strong for years to come. I hope my fellow members will join me in giving them a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Pleased to have the members with us and thank you for all that you do. Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Stolle.
Chris Stolle
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Chris Stolle
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I did not come with a prepared speech today, did not anticipate responding but I felt driven to respond to the what we just heard a cry for justice in Virginia. Let me speak a little bit to what the copn process is, and how we got to where we were. Or where we are today, you May recall last year we had a similar issue with copn. The chairman of hwi carried the bill that sent us to, got together a task force to take a look at copn and determine how to reform it and move forward with that. That task force had industry leaders from all aspects of industry. They did their work, they met several times during the year and came up with recommendations on how to reform copn. The biggest recommendation sthaz we needed to have a task force to evaluate copn and see what the impact of revealing certain services were. That is a number one issue out of that committee. The folks there said we simply do not have enough information to make a decision on copn reform, and how it impacts our hospitals and our services provided throughout the commonwealth. So folks wanted more. We have a bill in to take in specifications, including further task force to evaluate services they put in several bills for repeal. And calling that reform, half of our rural hospitals are operating in the red. We do not have the information to know what repeal of copn will do to those hospitals. We have no analystic data. Those of you who are at the subcommittee last week, a week ago, heard me say that, in medicine, our number one priority is to first do no harm. We simply cannot repeal copn with any confidence we will not be doing harm. I would encourage everyone to get behind a bill that would encourage reform to establish a task force to intelligently make a decision on repealing services and move that forward, rather than voting for repeal copn, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39? If not the clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for Virginia House of delegates for Wednesday, February 3, 2016. House bills on third reading uncontested calendar. 27 bills in the third reading uncontested block are as follows, House bill 14, 24, 51, 65, 88, 104, 105. Page 4, 147, 205, 206, 233, 323, 456, Page six, House bills 475, 567, 685, 810, Page eight, House bills 1011, 1145, 1175. Page ten, House bills 1214, House bill 1281 and 1330.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 97, no. 0. Bills are passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, House bills on third reading regular calendar. House bill four. A bill to provide for the submission of the voters of a proposed amendment adding article one relating to the right to work.
[Unknown]
Finished?
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 63, no. 34. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 90 has been moved to reconsider. Will take it up in second reading. House bill 158 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to grass cutting in certain counties.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 73, no, 24. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 12 of the printed calendar, House bill 198, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to add voe indication by locality.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 97, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 254 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to technical adjustments to certain House of delegates boundaries.
[Unknown]
Mr. Sickles.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I can't remember the wonderful words I used but the current state of the law in Virginia that has not been successfully appealed is that we do redistricting one time every ten years under the constitution starting in 2011 and every ten years after that, so I urge the body to vote no on this redistricting bill, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Mark Cole
I would like to point out it has been the common practice that technical adjustments to districts has been conducted and allowed again for decades, after redistricting has been done. This is done because of the problem with split precincts. At the same time we're doing redistricting here, our local boards are doing their own redistricting and and changing precinct boundaries so it's very common to end up with split districts and ever since I 've been here and long before I got here, I hope it be the will of the boddo to pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 63, no, 33. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 332 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to concealed handgun permits, judges.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye 97, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 766 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to carrying concealed handguns protective orders. Glower.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And I will be briefly, for everyone. Yesterday, I did listen intently to the debate and there was talk about helping women victims get a protective order. Mr. Speaker, the only people involved in the debate yesterday were not women, but it was men. So, I figure that today is a good day to hear a voice of a woman on this issue. First, we need to be clear that protective orders are for everyone. This is not an issue of gender. Second, instances where a judge will issue a protective order for both parties so we can have two people taking advantage of what is intended to be protect one victim, given the rhetoric on the floor. Third, there is issue of training and funding. I realize the patron introduced a bill for training and I wanted to let every member of the body know the bill was reported out of subcommittee with a recommendation that it be referred to appropriations and so it still needs to go through full committee. Mr. Speaker with, out proper training for victims safety and the safety of the public I don't know how we can pass this bill, also, how we can ke money away from programs that work. Aimed more toward women or not, intended for a feeling of safety in a hand bag are not. Experts that help victims every day have come out against this. We need to protect programs based on ped cal and scientific research. Yesterday, I found no women on the bill. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 68, no, 29. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 865 a bill to provide submission to the voters of a proposed amendment to the constitution of Virginia adding a section relating to real property tax exemptions.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
Bill Howell
Aye, 97, no, 0. The bill is passed House bill 144 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to special days, indigenous peoples day. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 94, no, three. The bill is passed.
Bill Howell
Turning to Page 14, House bill 106 a bill to amend and reenact two actions of a charter of the town in herdon related to boundaries and powers of the mayor. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. Aye, 94, no. One. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, House bills on second reading uncontested calendar, Page 14, 252 moved to regular calendar. House bill 928 taken bye for the day. First up in uncontested second reading block, House bill 80 to amend the code of Virginia relating to effective date of the tax exemption for property certified by a state or local authority reporting to the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Second reading? Sorry.
[Unknown]
That is okay.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Bedford .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 80 clarifies the tax exemption for pollution control equipment will take place when the equipment goes into operation, not when the certification comes through. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to engross the House and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 95, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to addition to federal taxable income for dividends paid for a captive real estate fund.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Alexandria, Mr. Ware.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker this, is a bill that would modestly amend the captive real estate investment trust procedure that we set into place back in, I think, 2007. Delegate massy had that measure, we're trying to prevent people taking advantage of a new pro vision in the code for real estate investment trusts and they were putting their own property as a way of avoiding taxes. This takes out a very small section and allows it, where you have an ensurance company who invest in a real estate investment trust, allows that the exemption intended under the tax code, bringing it for Virginia. A note a number of Virginia pension plans invest in this kind of a trust.
[Unknown]
Husband bill 148 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to real property tax assessment. Dates fixed tax rate with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover .
[Unknown]
This simply awill yous local governments, can we back up just a moment. Move the committee amendments.
Bill Howell
Questions on adoption of committee amendments. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, nochlt amendment is agreed to. Gentleman from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Okay. As amended, this House bill 148 would you allow local governments move back the date they fix their tax rates from April 15th until May 15th. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 16, House bill 279, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to teacher licensing, Virginia stem licenses reporting to community on ed being withs a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Bedford, miss Byron .
Kathy Byron
I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this bill would establish a Virginia career technical education faculty lions and a renewable pro visional license as well in an area that is greatly needed for cte courses.
Kathy Byron
House bill 398 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia related to sales and use tax refunds with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Sullivan.
Rip Sullivan
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Substitute agreed to.
Rip Sullivan
Thank you, hb 398 prohibits any tax payer who fails to give a tax exemption certificate from receiving interest on a refund claim for the period of time prior to the date the claim is made by the taxpayer. The bill paves the commonwealth $4 million. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and move to it third reading.
[Unknown]
Husband bill 556 to amend the code of Virginia related to board of education, policy on sexually explicit instructional material.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 515 requires the board of education establish a policy requiring each elementary and secondary school to do thee things. Notify parents of materials that includes sexually explicit content, second, permit the parent to review the materials when requested, and three, provide alternative materials or literature when that does the not include sexually explicit content if requested by the parent. The board is developing these regulations now, regarding this issue, but they have been deal yated several times, so, Mr. Speaker, I move the House engross the bill and pass it on to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill 1062 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to restructured financial authority for certain public institutions of higher education.
Steve Landes
Mr. Jones?
[Unknown]
This is a technical amendment deals with tier three institutions, avirginia sek, and this is something that we found in the interim that needed a technical amendment where it strikes just a few sections. I ask we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1152 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to local gas road improvement tax use of revenues.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from taswell, Mr. Moorefield.
[Unknown]
This bill amendments the gas road improvement fund and cultural and economic development tax to be used for the repair and enhancement of existing water lines.
[Unknown]
House bill 1170 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to real property tax, boards of equalization.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, every board of equalization is comprised of 35 -- 3 to 5 members and I move House bill 1170 engrossed and passed on to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1124 related to bank frafrj chiez tax.
[Unknown]
Mr. Ware.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I do want to correct one statement I made if the previous description of a bill. I said it was before the commerce and labor committee. That bill, as this, were before the finance committee. House bill 1224 caps the bank franchise tax at $18 million per bank, this affects only the largest banks in the commonwealth. The cap would provide for them certainty and stability. They have experienced volatility and this bill would make Virginia more competitive with the tarheel state. The cap is $seven combrinl higher than the average annual tax payment of our five largest banks in the last few years. So there is not presently and in the near future, a fiscal impact. There could be a revenue upside if this bill does attract additional businesses to Virginia. I move we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Roanoke city, Mr. Rasoul.
Sam Rasoul
Will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
Sam Rasoul
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I ask the gentleman, we know the bank franchise tax means a lot to localities, and I 'm worried about the long term implications because we know that there are new capitol requirements coming down to ensure that our banks are solid. And in looking at the bill I did not see a mechanism to increase the cap in the future. Is there a mechanism in place for us to do that, Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would say there is a trigger in the text of the bill, if you take a look, it's on lines 13 and following. If five banks pay that amendment, any time after the year 2017 as determined by the department of taxation, then, such maximum amount shall increase to $20 million beginning in the year following. I note that a comparable review of what the taxes are would find that those five largest banks in the commonwealth today on average paid $10.7 million so we're a long way below that cap.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, if we can move that to regular calendar.
Bill Howell
Without objection, regular calendar.
[Unknown]
And House bill 1331 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia relating to withholding of income taxes, related penalties.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1331 moves the requirement the date w 2s are to be reported to January 31st. It was in the budget. This just conforms to code to the practice that is already occurring. I move we 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. Bills are engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bills on second reading, regular calendar, first up is House bill 90 on Page 11. A bill to amend the code of Virginia related to handguns by the national guard. There is a floor amendment. To the already adopted committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia bech.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, our news channels are ripe with partisan rankers but it's great to see civility exists. Yesterday, I debated merits of House bill 90 to allow our citizen soldiers to use their conceal carry to protect themselves. I want to thank the initiative of Delegate Bell and frankly, all of the other side of the aisle for working and coming together on what is a bipartisan bill, and then, an important one to citizen soldiers. I'll say it adds the words mission impairment so commanders who can impair a mission, impairments are able to make the call not to use them, so, thank you Mr. Speaker. I move the body would engross and pass to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I 'd like to move the amendment first.
Bill Howell
I'll call on the gentleman from Loudoun first.
[Unknown]
Mr. Bell?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Questions on adoption of the floor amendment, those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Floor amendment is agreed to? Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Bell.
John Bell
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill. First I 'd like to say yesterday on this body I spoke against this bill and my opposition was based on circumstances I listed which could impair the mission in certain circumstances. I believe that this is a great example of good government, immediately after our debate yesterday, I spoke with Delegate Taylor and in goodwill, he worked with me in a bipartisan way to, and agreed to make this amendment. I know he had trust pulling that bill out and bringing it up again. I believe this resolves this issue, and actually, I think it's a great sign of good government. I thank the gentleman for his willingness and as I said, this is a bill I wanted to vote for, and now, I can. I'm going to ask all my love in the room. I ask my colleagues to join me in unanimously voting for this bill to support the fashional guard members. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Before I ask, would anyone like to join me in a verse of colleagues -- there is a lot of "kumbaya"? Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
John Bell
Continuing with second reading regular calendar, House bill 518 taken bye until tomorrow, next, House bill three taken bye until Monday, February 8th. Accordingly, House bill 382 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia relating to control of firearms by state agencies, rights of employ yeses, with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Fowler.
Buddy Fowler
Mr. Speaker, I puf the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. Barely.
Buddy Fowler
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, first, let me tell you what House bill 382 does and what it doesn't do. House bill 382 prohibits state agencies from adopting regulations or rules that prohibit state employees from lawfully storing their lawfully possessed firearms in their private vehicle unless authorized by statute. It does not allow state employees to lawfully possess firearms in the work place. I do not believe they should lose their right to lose their firearms during their commute to and from work. This previedz a reasonable balance between right to carry and work place safety. I hope that it will be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it on to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 20 of the printed calendar, House bill 481, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to compliance with detainers, u.S. Immigration and customs enforcement with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshal.
Bob Marshall
Mr. Speaker, I move the substitute.
Bill Howell
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. Gentleman from Prince William .
Bob Marshall
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, House bill 481 require that's if a locality receives, releases an illegal alien from incarceration, before the end of the normal term that that locality May be sued by individuals injured or harmed by such alien for acts committed by that individual through midnight of the day that they were originally scheduled to be released. Now, what is the background of this, Mr. Speaker? July 1, 2015, kate steinle and her dad were walking on a crowded water front in san francisco. Miss steinle was shot by sanchez Lopez, in america illegally and who had several prior felony convictions and had been deported five times back to mexico. The u.S. Immigration custom enforcement bureau had requested of san francisco sheriff ross mirkarim that they detain Mr. Lopez for possible deportation. The sheriff declined to honor the request from ice because the city of san francisco had a policy of providing such individuals with what they call sanctuary from federal requests for deportation and because the sheriff did not recognize ice detainers as legal documents. Mr. Speaker, what happened to kate was, that the bullet killed her. There was an interview on television both inspiring and sorrow full. Her dad was asked what did kate say to you before she passed? She said "help me dad" and passed to the next life. Right now, there no bill in california that an addressed grievance can be retained. Is this a problem in Virginia ? Well, Mr. Speaker, a release of a document from ice, January 15th, 2016, by the texas tribune discovered, and this was ice documents, that in Virginia, from January 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015, 29 individuals were released from 11 localities where the detainers had been declined. One of these localities has a policy of not honoring any retainer request. Of these 29, 16 had prior criminal convictions. Mr. Speaker, the attorney general of Virginia in January, 2015 was asked a question. Is a local agency required to honor an ice detainer? Or whether the agency is legally obligated to rae lease the prisoner despite the receipt of the detainer? The answer was, in my opinion, this is merely a request. This will change that, Mr. Speaker. Doesn't require detention beyond normal date of incarceration, but if you receive a request, you should honor it within that time. If you decide in the to honor it, for whatever reason, then, your locality is responsible, May be responsible for up to $100,000 to an individual harmed by such individual released through midnight of the day that they would be normally released. That is the purpose of the bill to provide some accountability, some responsibility, so that others who God for by the get in this circumstance May not be told to go away completely without any redress or grievance. I urge the measure engrossed and passed to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes.
Marcus Simon
I ask the gentleman why it is his bill requires the sheriff to take actions to comply with■■■■ detainers yet in liability paragraph on line 23 it goes to the locality, the board of supervisors. How is it we're holding a local city council liable for the actions of a sheriff when most, many<ñ cases customs officer acting independent of the policies of the board of supervisors and city council.
[Unknown]
An individual citizen will have legal authority on persuasive under the influence over a sheriff. Sheriffs receive money from localities by the governing bod yes, there is an opportunity for influence to get detention, of the sheriff. Moreover, the sheriff represents that locality, the responsibility for such things should be placed with the governing body of the locality, not someone an executive in that locality.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, speak together bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This bill is unnecessary and overly costly to localities. The bill creates a likely possible of holding individuals longer, but for their immigration status. Local law enforcement officials already transfer individuals to federal custody when they're charged with felonious or violent offenses or previously been deported and returned illegally. These are the cases that ice has an interest in. Traditionally, ice is not taken into custody those individuals who May be here illegal but not committed offenses that are deemed to be a danger to public safety. Individuals must wait to be notified by ice whether a transfer to federal custody is going to occur, but, there is definitely a fiscal impact on local jails, finally, the Virginia chiefs of police have serious concerns about a potential chilling effect on the immigrant's willingness to report crimes, especially those whose offense is their illegal presence under federal civil law this, makes all of us less safe in our homes and communities when crimes go uncommitted, or unreported. I hope the body will oppose 481 as unnecessary and overly costly and unnecessarily endanging our communities.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. There doubt. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill 770 a bill to amend the code of Virginia related to conditional zoning with a substitute, Mr. Speaker, there is a floor amendment to the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Shenandoah .
Todd Gilbert
Mr. Speaker, I believe there is a floor amendment at the desk.
[Unknown]
Clerk will report a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Floor amendment offered by
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Stafford, Mr. Dudenhefer to explain his floor amendment.
Mark Dudenhefer
Mr. Chairman, speaking to the amendment. Mr. Speaker, I served on local Delegate Dudenhefer. Government for six years, and I know the diligence put into decisions that are made. I think the wording in the bill is somewhat punitive, and unnecessary. And flies in the face of a good communication and I think will be counter productive for the rest of the bill. I ask that it be passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Gilbert?
Mark Dudenhefer
Speaking to the amendment.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I urge the boddo to accept the floor amendment, I believe it is a friendly amendment that settles a number of concerns so I ask we adopt the floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the floor amendment. Those in favor say aye, opposed, no. Floor amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, a broad overview of what this bill does is restores equity in the ability of folks to build affordable housing in Virginia and restores the intent of the system, to identify the costs associated with a new housing development things that were seen as essential, things that were attribuable to that local. Certain countys allowed it to change maybe to the point of being overly burdensome in cases potentially abusive, propers are being asked for before the area, 40,000 or $50,000 plus per unit might have been acceptable and folks could overlook during the boom in 2004, 2005, 2006, but for someone to be asked to pay an additional $30,000 for a House I think is entirely too burdensome in this day and age. So we're trying to restore the fairness. The bill revises a standard from something, in the code now says roughly pro portional. The nexus between the proper being asked for the things that are being desired by the county or locality, and the development itself, that services or needs of the county, not the wants of the county be that which is driving the proper issuance, okay? So the, I would liken it to wants and needs because it things like museums, hi brarryes, parks, other wants that are delegates Spruill heard that are being asked for by these localities. This bill limits it to things like road, police, and fire, it does leave parks in the mix. To settle other concerns we have exempted certain high density developments, I anticipate as this bill goes forward we'll be adopting that limitation on high density areas. And I have given my word to folks who have asked about it on the other side we intend to adopt those changes from the Senate. It gives the ability of home builders to go to court and force this reasonableness standard, and to recoop attorneys fees if found to be in the right. The delegates amendment takes out damages because we don't know what that might consist of and that might flip the equation too far in the other direction so we're trying to achieve a balanced approach here.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon.
John O'Bannon
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
John O'Bannon
Gentleman yields. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am appreciative of the gentleman bringing the bill and am supportive of the issues he has delineated. I represent a locality that does not do cash propers so my questions on lines 52-54 would that not make it el legal or prohibitive for a developer to say I 'll build with brick voluntarily?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I answer the gentleman saying this is not my area of expertise. I wish I had time to answer his question before taking the floor and he May have just notice that had aspect of the bill. Architectural propers are part of the bill. I was going to get to that. But I saw flags waving on the other side. I can't answer the question specifically but can give an answer by tomorrow and we can take it up again in debate should it become an issue.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Sickles.
Mark Sickles
Thank you. Will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
Mark Sickles
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would not want to impose an unreasonable requirement on a developer and deny the application based on that unreasonableness so I 'm sympathetic to the cause of the bill. My county opposes it, so that puts us in a uneasy position. So, gentleman said this will give a new forum, a new criteria in court, to decide what reasonable and unreasonableness is, and if he can just explain how he sees that being ought tout in ourt, possibly a developer May want something way off seat if where the housing development is and denies the application based on other issues.
[Unknown]
I say that I think some of the concerns are costs that are roughly proportional or reasonable relations and the issue is creating a new standard, which started out uniquely attributable. And meaning due costs to provide infrastructure that, was taken out because they viewed that as too specific. So specifically attribuattribut. The gentleman mentioned a far off development, maybe not close to any existing development and create sprawl. I know that is a concern. However, you can imagine if a developer had intent to do that, that they would be sort of falling into their own trap, if you will. That those costs would be specifically attributable to that new development and if closer to existing infrastructure and growth areas it would be easier to say only a portion of that new development should be, only a portion of the costs should be attributable to that development so the notion this is going to cry yat far off sprawl is kind of counter intuitive and misguided.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed? Sorry. Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Bulova.
David Bulova
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Delighted to yield yet again.
David Bulova
I think there are situations where there is one on one back and forth, you're dealing with off site impacts with schools and parks. And such. Often times, they're working together to solve problems and come up with a development such as tyson's and the such. My question is on line 51. So when applying this unreasonable standard we put so if you have a developer that agrees to a proper condition under this scenario and the government moves it forward in good faith, that this is reasonable, does that open up a loophole to say never mind, I want out of this?
[Unknown]
He answer the gentleman saying we view this as a work in progress. And the issue is yet another thing I hope to take into account as this progresses. The House changed in the Senate and on the floor today. If there is anything like that we can work on that going forward. And we're trying to restore fairness. And saying you can have us in your neighborhood if you pay us. That is how this works. One can envision a circumstance where someone had their arm twisted into an unreasonable situation, and later, find out things about that deal that prove to be unreasonable that they did not know at that time. So that is the reason that legislation has that pro vision in it. I would also tell the gentleman, and the body, there is an official document where their proper fund they've accumulated over the years when accepting these propers from developers, one locality has $126 million in that fund. And that is one of the reasons we have the bill.
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker? Gentleman from Chesapeake .
[Unknown]
This bill came before counties, cities and towns. And it's a good bill. But you've got to look at what was the main reasons for the bill? This is where it comes from. It comes from localities now are saying they have a proper for a certain thing. We found out was that now, because of the development coming in and develop a certain area. They're saying you can do this, but it with be the whole area wants stop lights, you know? They are asking for too much on what they're trying to do. One thing, also, is that there was a development that came in, I believe a fire station. That was there. And then, it came into being is that the localities wanted to make sure everything they asked for, so they're saying they want you to do everything, everything again, going way beyond the proper system. You go into a locality, and it says that for this area, we want to you put in counter tops. And so, developer is saying why? If they do that, then, it would be passed onto the person buying be passed onto the person buying the House. That is what I 'm trying to benefit the propers. And I 'm in the for sure that for sure that would apply to this bill. But this is a good bill because we talked about it at length. Because the locality says when you come in and build these homes we want to make sure you counter tops and fireplaces. But you can't do that, because if you do that, the person bying the House is going to past the cost on. Now, we're talking about going to court. And because the localities are going to court, if it was right before, I apologize. Because if you're right, because they're saying we learned about it. This is a good bill. I'm hoping we can pass the bill on.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I speak to the bill.
[Unknown]
Gentlewoman has the flr.
[Unknown]
Thank you, so much. I spent years working in Fairfax County government and doing planning around metro stations. So I feel like I have a close relationship with what is going on in this bill. I wanted to share with the body today a letter that came from Fairfax County to explain what the challenges are. And I 'm just going to go to a paragraph. So the bill only applies to residential development including residential components of mixed use developments as well as multi family residential develops, propers for such developments could only include public facilities, improvements for schools, and public safety, parks would be included, however, developers tell us they prefer flexibility to negotiate a wider range of items. This will would limit that flexibility by prohibiting libraries and work force housing. Passage would hinder our ability, that is Fairfax County talking to work with developers to address concerns of the shared constituents and developlers will negatively be impacted if they no longer have a flexibility to negotiate because they May be precluded from qualifying for density bonuses, and redevelopment options in the county's plan. The county worked with industry and community stake holders as we continue to prep for exceptional growth incoming years we have already seen success in the transformation of tyson's, the most publicized new development in the county. The House bill addresses concerns about that area but exempting it from the legislation. We continue to make progress but enhancing growth and development virtually all development in the county is infill development. In these teeps of cases, propers are critical in meeting infrastructure needs of surrounding areas if, enacted these bills May require us to rewrite sections of our plan and zoning order nabs. We know it would augment a business climate helping us to benefit the entire commonwealth. Retaining our land use authority is essential and we need your help to make that happen. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the second reading regular, House bill 812, a bill to amend the code of Virginia related to establishing limited residential lodging act, penalty with a substitute and that committee substitute and floor amendments there, too, both agreed to
[Unknown]
Such as homeowners' covenants, lease hold agreements which likely already prohibit subleases. The bill creates and defines certain terms of art such as a booking transaction, hosting platform, defines limited lodger, limited residential lodging, limited lodging operators and primary resident, and the amendments we adopted yesterday make further clear that it is your primary residence, principal place of residence, and domicile, further narrowing the location of these uses. It also allows for noise ordinances, signage and parking, caps the number of guests allowed and times when they May be allowed, it has specific penalties for noncompliance, requires certain amount of insurance for these purposes. The bill had a delayed effective date to allow the tax department to set up its structure. As a further enactment clause to address a concept that's come up through the negotiations of localities and with industry, where a legal hotel -- illegal hotels are a concern. The multi family structures, the second homes, the vacation rentals, that might be outside of this bill, but still would be regulated and localities would have the ability to regulate those industries. So the clouds will allow for a study to seat course for how to design that structure. We've heard talk about the status quo this morning. Obviously, the status quo can't continue, because if we don't have this legislation, these operators will be existing without the structures that are so important in this bill. There's no -- nothing certain has changed, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, as we've heard this morning, the people of Virginia are no longer willing to embrace that status quo, and this bill will help embrace the innovative economies that exist in the 21st century. I ask the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading. >>
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 22, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the expiration of the political candidate contribution, tax credit, report from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Farrell.
Peter Farrell
Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, House bill 22 does what the title describes, puts a sunset beginning next year, this credit will no longer exist. I didn't believe that taxpayers of Virginia should be subsidizing any political contribution of any kind, and so the bill ends it. Thank you Mr. Speaker, I move the House engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading?
Peter Farrell
As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 23, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to refunds of fuels taxes paid by certain nonprofits entities organized with a principal purpose of providing hunger relief services or food to the needy, report from the commit -- committee on finance with amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Farrell.
Peter Farrell
Mr. Speaker, I move the adoption of the committee amendments.
Bill Howell
Question zero on adoption of the committee amendments, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The amendments are agreed to, the gentleman from Henrico .
Peter Farrell
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, this adds to already a long list of very specific, narrow instances when a nonprofit, when delivering food to folks in need, with an owned vehicle by that entity, just for the miles 24e -- they use to deliver that food will get a refund on their gas tax. It's a minimal impact to the state, did not require a budget amendment and there's no additional cost to enforce this refund. I would move the House engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 22 of the printed calendar, House bill 138, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia chapter 67 of the code of thible of 2013 as amended by chapter 738 and 742, the acts of assembly 214 relating to the Virginia beach arena, report from committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, House bill 138 extends the sunset clause, Virginia beach has entered into a contract for construction of an arena, this arena shall end when a bond issued mature or the city's contract with the arena expires, or 2050, whichever comes first. The original date was 2043. We need a little more time. So we moved it to 2050. Mr. Speaker, I move the House engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Barry Knight
House bill 182, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to transient occupancy tax, Frederick county, report from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Minchew.
Randy Minchew
I thank you Mr. Speaker. House bill 182 adds Frederick county up in the valley to the list of 50 counties that have the authority to levy a transient occupancy tax and Mr. Speaker, I would ask the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
Randy Minchew
The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 328, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to transilent occupancy tax, Botetourt County, report from the committee on finance with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Botetourt, Mr. Austan.
[Unknown]
I adopt to move the substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no, the seat belt is agreed to, Mr. Botetourt -- the gentleman from Botetourt .
[Unknown]
House bill 238 is a transient occupancy tax bill. This bill allows a 2 percent increase in the transient occupancy tax and the proceeds will go to the conevention bureau to promote the new Virginia mountain region, I ask the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 357, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to public schools, physical activity requirement, report from the committee on education.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Pu -- Loupassi .
[Unknown]
This establishes 20 minutes of physical activity for students in grades k-5 which can be satisfied with recess. There's no opposition from any education stakeholders. I move the House engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Can I ask the House to come to order, please? Thank you. I don't want to have to move them up to the gallery!
Bill Howell
We're back on House bill 357, shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading -- the gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Scott Lingamfelter
Mr. Speaker, the patrons' objectives here are, I think, sincere, and I understand what he is trying to do. I think most of us would agree that when you look at some of the health-related issues among young people, obesity and physical exercises are issues we should focus on, my concern about this bill is not that we are asking young kids to do exercise. My concern is what we are asking kindergarten teachers and young teachers to do, one more thing, one more activity, in a day that is jam-packed with tons of things that young school teachers need to deal with. All school teachers need to deal with. Now, you will be told that this bill doesn't require any bookkeeping, doesn't require any real special things. I mean, you can count recess toward the 20 minutes, you can count walking to the cafeteria as part of it, and if any of you guys have seen kindergartners, there's nothing but activity going on with them all day long. And so my concern is we mandate these things that I believe truly should be the prerogative of localities, and there is no bookkeeping requirement in this bill. Yet, that's next year's bill. That's the bill that will follow that says well, we're not real sure that we are accounting for this 20 minutes, so let's have a report. We're great about that stuff here. We pass report bills all the time. We're going to report this. We're going to track this. We're going to have metrics. And so my opposition to this bill is not that I don't think that the kids need physical activity. They do. They also need parents who will turn off the television and read to them and do the kinds of things that young kids need, not only to be physically healthy, but mentally healthy as well. And prepared for the schoolwork. And so my opposition is not to the gentleman's good intentions. It is yet one more thing that we are putting on the backs of teachers to do. And that's what I wanted to say. I thank the speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Morris.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I don't question my friend's intent on this bill, however, this is the quintessential nanny state bill, this is centralized, top-down dick at that timing of how the local school boards will even conduct, to the number of minutes of recess, and if we truly believe in empowering our local citizens, empowering our local school boards, government at its lowest level, decisions like these are best left at that level. I oppose this bill not for recess or playing, but oppose it as another example of a centralized authority, removing the power from our citizens at the lowest level. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
You'd better!
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you. Mr. Speaker, whether or not you think it's nanny state, whether or not you think that it's us dictating, we do that all the time. We do it all the time. It's kind of like what you think is most important. So you have -- it's sort of like beauty, it's in the eye of the beholder. I had 20 people sitting in my office last year, and they told me a lot of places in the state don't even let them go out for recess. That's ridiculous. Okay? In order for kids to learn, they got to get out and move around a little bit. So I can appreciate the gentleman who just communicated, what he said, and I understand what Delegate Lingamfelter said, he said that in the lower committee, and he was one amongst two people that voted against this bill. All right? If you go to jail, they let you get an hour a day of exercise. We're saying you can't get 20 minutes in school! I think that's wrong!
[Unknown]
[applause]
Bill Howell
House will come to order. House will come to order. Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the second regular, House bill 487, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to school resource officers' grant program, school resource officers. Conditions of employment. Report from the committee on education.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Richmond -- gentlewoman from Richmond city, Ms. Mcclellan.
[Unknown]
House bill 487 relieves officers under the school resource officers grant program from the obligation to enforce school board rules and conduct and focus resources on law enforcement, security, and preventing violence and truancy as they are required to do by the code, and consist went their training from the department of criminal justice services. This bill is supported -- spoar dollars by the education stakeholders and chiefs of police and I move we engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 515, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to public institutions of higher education, efforts to stimulate economic development, report from the committee on education, with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, first I 'd like to move the adoption of the committee amendment and the nature of a substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to, the gentleman from Augusta .
Steve Landes
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 515 would require each public institution of higher education to annually report to the governor of the general assembly and now the state council of higher education the institution's contributions related to their efforts for economic development. This new report would be included as part of the institution's six-year plan, and, Mr. Speaker, I move the House engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 24 of the printed calendar, House bill 557, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to school efficiency reviews, scope and cost, report from the committee on education.
Bill Howell
Gentleman fromo gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Larock.
Dave LaRock
House bill 557 simply codifies what has been the current practice under budget language for the last two years as it relates to school operational efficiency reviews. This has nothing to do with the economic review process. Hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Dave LaRock
House bill 590, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to research and development expenses, tax credit, reporting requirement, report from the committee on finance with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Franklin, Mr. Poindexter.
Charles Poindexter
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to, the gentleman from Franklin .
Charles Poindexter
Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, members of the body, House bill 590 is a government efficiency bill. This legitimateislation would shift the reporting requirement of the r & d tax credit annual data from the Virginia economic development partnership to department of taxation. Why do we want to do that? The department of taxation administrators the program. It currently reports the annual data in the tax commissioner's report on revenue collections by tax source. Mr. Speaker, I would move we engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 596, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, repeal another, relating to recordation tax, exemption, report from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, this House bill 596 is a tax cut bill. This bill eliminates the 50 cents per diem tax on partition and Deeds pursuant to decree of gore's and makes them exempt from taxation completely. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Marcus Simon
House bill 742, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to eligibility for neighborhood assistance program tax credits, record from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, some of us here are aware of the neighborhood assistance program tax credit program that allows people who give money to help low income folks get a tax credit for the value of their donation. Now, a couple of years ago, we tightened up the program so that we would make it only eligible for programs that offered help to low income people. In the process, we inadvertently disqualified some groups that were providing a pretty useful service for a long period of time to low income folks. So what this bill does -- and we changed -- I think it was last year, or the year before, we modified the program to get the catholic diocese back in because they were excluded because of what we had done several years before. What this bill does is make a small technical correction that will allow at least one group that was getting these tax credits back years ago to requalify under the law. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
David Toscano
House bill 942, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to school rot, reasonable -- property, reasonable access by youth groups federally listed as patriotic and national organizations, reports from the committee on education.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt.
Tony Wilt
Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 942 does require local school boards to provide reasonable access to youth organizations that have a federal charter as patriotic and national organization. For purposes of speaking with students and providing them with written materials, this would be during the school day. Mr. Speaker, some of these groups that are listed that specifically deal with our youth are the boys scouts, big brothers, big sisters, the girl scouts, boys and girls club of america, ffa, and little league baseball, and the naval c cadet corps, and Mr. Speaker, now, what this access would mean -- wi picture that the school boards would allow, much like our press, you know, that they are over here on the side, they have access, you can stop and talk to them if you'd like or you can pass by them. And so that's the idea. Is there no instructional time here. They are -- they simply would have a presence in our schools. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman rise for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Alfonso Lopez
I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would ask the gentleman, just a very direct question: are there current issues where schools are letting these patriotic clubs or not letting the patriotic clubs have access in Virginia ?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would respond to the gentleman, yes, there are.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield.
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Could the gentleman tell us exactly where in Virginia ?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker --
[Unknown]
And which groups?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, the locations, the list that I have, are Montgomery County, no access, Roanoke County, no access, Campbell county, no access, Amherst County, no access, ap mat ox county, no access, ports mouth city, no access, Chesapeake, no access -- should I continue on, Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that is a good list!
[Unknown]
[laughter]
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would say there's more.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 951, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to the department of taxation, disclosure of certain tax information, report from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Keam.
Mark Keam
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill was requested to us from the department of taxation to do two things that involve the disclosure tax section of the tax code, one is a scenario where if you are an employee, a worker who has to file taxes at the end of the year, beginning of the year, you have all your documentation ready, you file it, but the tax department hasn't processed it yet, and there might be a delay, so you might call the tax department and say what's going on, why is my tax refund delayed. There are limits on what the tax department can tell you as a taxpayer what they can and cannot tell you about your own records. One of the limits they is they cannot tell you about anything that, even if it involves your records, if somebody else has a document, they can't tell you about that. The scenario here is when your employer has not submitted the q2 form that they are supposed to file in time, the tax department can't tell you that it's not your fault, it's your employer's fault, but they can't tell you that because under the laws today, our tax disclosure rules are so strict. So what this would do is provide a narrow exception so that the tax department can tell you sir, the reason why we are delaying your tax refund is because your employer hasn't filed his or her paperwork, and that's the limited amount of information that we are allowing them to do, so that the taxpayer has more benefit of information. The second provision in the bill deals with the same code section but has nothing to do with what this says, this section deals with providing the information on cigarette stamping to the law enforcement as they request the federal, state and local in an effort to cut down on counterfeit cigarette sales, and so with that, I would ask that the body to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye -- as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
Mark Keam
The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1017, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to education improvement, scholarship tax credit, report from the committee on finance with an amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Massie.
Jimmie Massie
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to, the gentleman from Henrico .
Jimmie Massie
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1017, at the request of the department of education and some of our scholarship foundations, makes technical changes to the education improvement scholarship legislation. Mr. Speaker, specifically, it brings everybody on the reporting down to the same year as of June 30th. We had a lot of different scholarship foundations reporting on their own fiscal year, so this is going to make doe's life a lot easier, and it also increases from 20-40 days, the number of days by which the scholarship foundation is required to return a preauthorization notice. Some of our scholarship foundations were struggling under that time. It also increases from 14 to 21 days the number of days by which a scholarship foundation must convert a donation of marketable securities into cash. Some of our broker dealers were slow in -- slowing the process down. It just gives everybody more time. Finally, Mr. Speaker, the amendment, if you don't use all your money, we were penalizing you 2-1, so whatever money you didn't use, we penalized you 2-1, we just moved the penalty down to 1-1, Mr. Speaker. Those are the highlights of the bill and I would move that the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1147 has been taken by until Monday, February 8th. Accordingly, House bill 1194, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to transient occupancy tax, Bedford County, report from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Botetourt, Mr. Austin.
Terry Austin
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1194 is a transient tax bill, allows a 2 percent increase in the transient tax and it will go to the tourism organization to promote the new Virginia mountain region. Ask it be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Terry Austin
Returning to Page 14 of the printed calendar, Page 14, House bill 252, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to assistant speech language pathologist duties, report from the committee on health, welfare and institutions with a substitute and Mr. Speaker, there is a floor substitute offered by Delegate Kory as well.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Kory.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I move the floor amendment in the nature of a substitute.
[Unknown]
We need to reject the committee substitute first.
[Unknown]
Oh, so sorry, I would like to reject the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Really we've got to do the floor substitute before we can do the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker --
[Unknown]
Just kidding!
[Unknown]
[laughter]
[Unknown]
This bill has been through so much!
[Unknown]
We're doing the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor of accepting the committee substitute will say aye.
[Unknown]
Aye.
[Unknown]
Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Committee substitute is rejected. The question now is on adoption of the floor substitute.
Bill Howell
As many as favor adoption of the floor substitute say aye, those opposed, no, the floor substitute is agreed to, the gentlewoman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I beg the body's support of this situation of this bill which has been through a lot of pain and agony, and we have finally agreed, all the stakeholders, that this is the way to proceed. This bill will create the opportunity to have a new career in technical education path which would be speech and language pathologist assistant. This is only one step on the way towards that, but this allows the board of speech and language and audiology to look at the possibility of lie sen you're and report its findings to the honorable chairman of the health and welfare and institutions committee.
Bill Howell
Ayes and nays on the honorable chairman. Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, resolutions, regular regular regular calendar, House recent e-- House resolution one taken by until Monday, February 8, therefore that completes today's calendar.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any additional announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
No communications just today's meeting schedule. Appropriations committee will meet one half hour after adjournment of the House over on the ninth floor appropriations room of the gab, courts of justice committee will meet a half hour after adjournment of the House on the first floor in House room c, then the criminal law subcommittee will meet one half hour after adjournment of the full committee in House room c, that's a change in time for courts, criminals. The court's civil law sub will meet one half hour after adjournment down in House room one in the capitol.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
I've got people standing up to change plans on us.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
If you have a bill in civil sub, you got a notice we're meeting in the capitol in House room one, if finance is done when court finishes, we will be meeting in House room d, if it's not done, we're going to come back over to the capitol.
[Unknown]
Okay?
Greg Habeeb
Gentleman from al Albemarle .
[Unknown]
The subcommittee will meet upon adjournment of the full courts of justice committee.
[Unknown]
Okay.
[Unknown]
The court sorted it out, finance subcommittee number one will meet one half hour after adjournment of the House in House room did -- d, that is a change in time.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Powhatan .
[Unknown]
That will be button hour after adjournment.
[Unknown]
Okay. And then the agricultural --
[Unknown]
[laughter]
[Unknown]
Agriculture, natural resources subcommittee will meet at 4:00, 4:00 n. Eighth floor west conference room, counties, cities and towns, subcommittee number two will meet at 4:00 up in the seventh floor west conference room, finance subcommittee number two will meet at 4:00 in the fifth floor east conference room, change in time for finance subcommittee number two. Transportation committee, subcommittee number four will meet at 4:00 in fifth floor west conference room. The health, welfare and institutions subcommittee number three will meet at 5:00 in the fourth floor west conference room. That's a change in location for hwi sub three, rural caucus will meet at 5:00 in the third floor east Senate conference room. Ahead to tomorrow, Thursday, February 4, transportation subcommittee number three will meet at 7:00 a.M. In House room c, transportation sub three at 7:00, also at seven think -- 7:00, lem slative sportsman caucus will meet up in the sixth floor conference room, militia, police and public safety committee, subcommittee number two meeting tomorrow is canceled. Canceled. So then at 8:00, Hampton roads causing us will meet in the speaker's gab, speaker's conference room, then the committee on health, welfare and institutions, they will meet at 8:30 in House room d across the Hall, transportation committee will meet at 8:30 in House room c. The health, welfare and institutions subcommittee number three will meet tomorrow immediately upon adjournment of the full committee, that's an additional meeting for hwi, subcommittee number three. Hwi subcommittee number two, tomorrow, will not meet. That meeting is canceled. The appropriations, public safety subcommittee will meet at 10:00 tomorrow, up in the ninth floor appropriations room. Finally, Mr. Speaker, democratic caucus meets at # 1:30 am --
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? The House democratic caucus will meet at 11:15.
[Unknown]
Democratic caucus will meet at 11:15 in House room two and republican caucus tomorrow morning will meet at 11:30 a.M. In House room one. That completes the announcements I have at this time.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move when the House adjourn today it advurn to reson -- reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox moves that when the House adjourn that when we adjourn we meet tomorrow at 12:00.
Kirk Cox
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
I move the House do now adjourn.
[Unknown]
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox moves the House do now adjourn, as many as favor that motion will say aye, poz pose, that motion is agreed to, that House stands adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. >> Ba ba