02/09/2016 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 Bishop Kim W. Brown, Senior Pastor, Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, Chesapeake

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Journal for Monday, February 8, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 17, 57, 153, 246, 294, 309, 414, 444, 451, 460, 466, 527, 589, 642, 646, 686, 690, 750, 767, 769, 770

Committee reports
From Appropriations: HBs 248, 256, 409, 700S, 760, 809, 1292, 1376
From Courts of Justice: HBs 302 (referred), 523 (referred), 711 (referred)
From Health, Welfare and Institutions: HBs 197S (referred), 293S, 474S (referred), 536, 581S, 789S, 896S (referred), 905S, 991S, 992 (referred), 1044S (referred), 1090A (referred), 1273As, 1277A, 1309 (referred)
From Rules: HBs 122 (referred), 451 (referred), 665 (referred), 856 (referred), 1059; HJs 7S, 45, 69, 84, 112 (referred), 120S, 157S, 160S
From Transportation: HBs 1S (referred), 97S, 384S, 454S, 501A, 613As, 912S, 1229, 1269A, 1359

HJR 268 taken up and agreed to

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

CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 10 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 64S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 70A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 117S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 170S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 176 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 189 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 267 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 289A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 326S - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 355S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 373S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 404 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 412A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 428 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 442A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 446S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 541 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 572S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 582A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 600A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 608 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 624 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 653 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 667 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 668S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 669A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 671A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 748S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 854 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 869S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 875A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 932 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 938S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 940A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1020A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1056 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1126S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1196S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1275S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1334 - Moved to Regular Calendar

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 518S - Passed (Y-57 N-42)
HB 1147S - Passed (Y-74 N-25)
HB 175 - Passed (Y-97 N-1)
HB 340SA - Passed (Y-53 N-45)
HB 19A - Passed (Y-86 N-12)
HB 417A - Passed (Y-99 N-0)
HB 441 - Passed (Y-99 N-0)
HB 560 - Passed (Y-68 N-32)
HB 939 - Passed (Y-100 N-0)
HB 1294 - Passed (Y-100 N-0)
HB 834S - Passed (Y-93 N-7)
HB 846S - Passed (Y-93 N-5)
HB 897S - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
HB 1060A - Passed (Y-77 N-22)
HB 326S - Passed (Y-98 N-1)
HB 1334 - Passed (Y-98 N-2)

Motion by Delegate Cox to recess agreed to

House recessed at 12:52 p.m. until 1:15 p.m.

House reconvened at 1:15 p.m.

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1232S - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 111S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 301S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 304S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 587 - Engrossed, Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 684S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 784S - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 832A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 945S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1030S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1101 - Engrossed, Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1146S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1182 - Engrossed
HB 1209A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1223A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1300 - Engrossed
HB 1322 - Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 3 - Passed by until Friday, February 12, 2016
HB 193S - Passed by until Thursday, February 11, 2016
HB 350S - Passed by until Thursday, February 11, 2016
HB 689 - Passed by until Thursday, February 11, 2016
HB 815 - Engrossed
HB 9A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 268A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 647S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 759 - Engrossed
HB 879S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 919A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 944S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1096S - Passed by for the day
HB 1163S - Committee Substitute rejected, Delegate Webert floor substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1188 - Engrossed
HB 1237 - Engrossed
HB 1348 - Passed by for the day
HB 1371 - Engrossed
HB 1386SA - Committee Substitute agreed to, Delegate Lingamfelter floor amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1387 - Engrossed
HB 1391SA - Committee Substitute agreed to, Delegate Murphy floor amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1232S - Committee Substitute rejected, Delegate Habeeb floor substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 784S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Delegate Simon floor amendment ruled not germane, Engrossed

RESOLUTION
REGULAR CALENDAR
HJR 1 - Passed by until Friday, February 12, 2016

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 127S
HB 421S
HB 526
HB 643A
HB 1064
HB 1089A
HB 1203S
HB 1207
HB 1390

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 63A
HB 872S
HB 1093A
HB 1122A
HB 1252

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS REFERRED
SJR 90 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SJR 91 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SJR 92 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SJR 136 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 2:22 p.m. to meet Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 12 m.

Transcript

What follows is a transcript of this day’s session that was created as closed-captioning text, written in real time during the session. We have made an effort to automatically clean up the text, but it is far from perfect.

Bill Howell
[gavel] 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 bishop kim w. Brown, senior pastor of the mount lebanon missionary baptist church in Chesapeake, and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america led by the gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Shall we pray? Gracious God our father, we pause today to express our gratitude for your grace and mercy, that allows us to have the privilege of serving our community. As we begin this session of legislation, we submit to your sovereign authority. We covenant with your spirit, and request your presence to be made manifest in our midst today. That as we sit in positions of leadership and make decisions, that you will be pleased, enable us to remember that we sit today as representatives of our greater community, and are responsible for serve all demographics of humanity as we work corporately together for the good of our state. As we share this day, we pray for an unusual spirit of unity and wisdom, to be upon each and every individual that will share. May the vision of this great body be sharpened by the dialogue and gifts of all who are called to participate this day. We ask for a spirit of humility that will allow each of us to be open in our thinking and receptive to ideas that challenge our opinions and ideologies. May we never lose sight of the reason we are here, which is to forward the cause of our great state. We pray for our governor and his cabinet and those around our state in positions of trust. May the discernment of every state representative be used to its fullest extent, that we might steward the legacy of this great commonwealth and continue to build upon the foundation of those whose shoulders we stand upon. When we have concluded our business today, it is our sincere prayer that you are pleased and that all of our decisions become a catalyst of change that will make this great state all that you have ordained it to be. We ask all these blessings in the name of jesus, who is the christ. Amen.
[Unknown]
Amen.
Kirk Cox
[pledge of allegiance] >> The members will answer the roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board.
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
Bill Howell
Pursuant to House rule three, I have examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for February 8, 2016. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 are now in order.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any announcements or communications.
[Unknown]
Not at this time, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Middlesex, Mr. Hodges.
Keith Hodges
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Keith Hodges
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, we have in the gallery today representatives of the Virginia association for hospices and pal tiff care. The association represents the majority of Virginia 's 100 hospices. The hospice and palative care association was incorporated in 1983, and advocates for quality care for all persons with life limiting illnesses. Brenda clarkson, executive director, is also present. In 2015, brenda received the vanguard award of the hospice and palitive nurse's association, the award recognizes a nursing leader who has uniquely led the way in palitive nurse, Ms. Clarkson was recognized for pioneering spirit and long term continuous leadership in the field of palitive nursing. Please join me in giving these fine folks a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
[applause]
[Unknown]
We are delighted to have the visitors with us this morning. We thank you for all your service to our community.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Yancey.
David Yancey
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise for a motion?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
David Yancey
Mr. Speaker, on Page 19, House bills on third reading, regular, I would ask that my bill, House bill 897, be rereferred to the committee on courts of justice.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Yancey, moves House bill 897 be referred to the committee on courts of justice. As many as favor that motion will say aye?
David Yancey
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Mr. Speaker, could I have that Page number and bill number again so I can take a look at it?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, Page 19, House bill 897, it's my bill, Mr. Speaker.
David Toscano
Page 19.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I 'm happy to speak to the gentleman about the purpose of the bill.
[Unknown]
It's your bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Charlottesville ?
[Unknown]
No objection.
[Unknown]
As many as favor the motion to refer the bill to courts of justice, say aye, those opposed, no, the bill is referred to the courts of justice committee.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Lemunyon.
Jim LeMunyon
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman May proceed.
Jim LeMunyon
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, we have in the gallery today the fabulous physicians and management team from Fairfax hospital, inova fair oaks hospital. I'm going to ask them to stand. Inova fair oaks hospital is a 182 bed acute care community hospital serving the rapidly growing suburbs of northern Virginia, commit to providing high quality, safe care and excellent service, while continuously striving to improve each patient's unique experience. The hospital has received numerous national recognitions by several rating agencies, including u.S. News and world report and health upgrades. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to welcome the management team and fabulous physicians to the House today.
[Unknown]
[applause]
[Unknown]
We are delighted to visitors from fair oaks hospital with us today and thank you for all that you do.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Norfolk, Mr. Hester.
[Unknown]
-- Ms. Hester.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Bishop kim w. Brown is presiding pastor of the fellowship of churches, affectionately known as the mount which has locations in Newport News, Virginia and elizabeth city and Charlotte, north carolina. As bishop he brings creative and innovative vision and takes an out of the box approach to ministry which appeals to all cultures and groups. Since his tenure with the mount, which began in 1990, he has watched the congregation grow from 75 to over 13,000 partners with evidence of continued growth. Bishop brown received his bachelor of science in engineering from Norfolk state university, his academic preparation for the gospel included a master of divinity degree, received in 1991, and a doctorate of ministry degree, received in 1998. From samuel d. Proctor school of theology at Virginia union university. As a result of his servant attitude, respect in the community, and willingness to be used outside the four walls of the church, bishop brown has developed close relationships with highly respected ministry and political leaders, locally and nationally. In 2004 he was appointed to the Chesapeake regional medical center's board of authority, and in 2008, he was named chairman. He is the author of the best selling book "marriage talk". Bishop brown has been married to elda via kay brown since 1989 and God has blessed them with two beautiful children and granderful grandson. -- an a wonderful grandson. Please welcome my pastor, bishop kim w. Brown.
[Unknown]
[applause]
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Sussex, Ms. Tyler.
[Unknown]
Could I ask the House to come to order, please?
Bill Howell
We got that really cool room in the back there, you can go talk if you want to, eat a cookie while you're at it. The gentlewoman from Sussex .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. I am continuing our theme today on a moment in Black history. My Black history moment today is on our first lady of the united states, miss cheryl Robinson obama. -- first lady michelle obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th and current president, barack obama. She is the first african-american first lady of the united states. She has become a role model for women and an advocate for poverty, awareness, higher education, and healthy living. When people ask first lady michelle obama to describe herself, she doesn't hesitate to say that first and foremost, she is malea and sasha's mom. But before she was a mother, or a wife, or a lawyer, or public servant, she was frazier and marion Robinson 's daughter. The robinsons lived in a brick bungalow on the south side of chicago. Frazier was a pump operator for the chicago water department and despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age, he hardly ever missed a day of work. Marion stayed home to raise michelle and her older brother, Craig, skillfully managing a busy household filled with love, laughter and important life lessons. A product of chicago's public school, michelle Robinson started socioo studied sociology and african-american studies at princeton university. After graduating from harvard law school in 1988, she joined chicago law firm smitley and Austin where she later met barack obama, the man who would become the love of her life. After a few years, Mrs. Obama decided her true calling was working with people to serve their communities and their neighbors. She served as assistant commissioner of planning and development in chicago city Hall, before becoming the founder and executive director of the chicago chapter of public allied. In 1996, Mrs. Obama joined the university of chicago, with a vision of bringing campus and community together. As an associate dean of student services, she developed the university's first community service program and under her leadership as vice president of community and external affairs for the university of chicago medical center, volunteerism skyrocketed. Mrs. Obama has continued her effort to support and inspire young people during her time as first lady. In 2010, she launched let's move, bringing together community leaders, educators, and medical professionals, parents, and others in a nationwide effort to address the challenge of childhood obesity. In 2011, Mrs. Obama adopted jill -- and Dr. Jill biden came together, joining force, a nationwide initiative, calling all americans to a rally around service members, veterans, and their families, and support them through wellness. In 2014, Mrs. Obama launched an effort to inspire young people across america to take charge of their future by completing their education beyond high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college or four year college university. In 2015, Mrs. Obama joined president obama to launch let's learn, a u.S. Government wide initiative to help girls all around the world to go to school and stay in school. As first lady, Mrs. Obama has continued to work on issues close to her heart, supporting military families, helping children lead healthier lives, and encouraging all our young people to fulfill their promise and goals for success. Michelle obama is a role model for women all over the world. She is an outstanding example of what one can accomplish with strong work ethics, values, faith and education. So today, I salute our first lady, michelle obama, as my moment in Black history. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
[applause]
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
[Unknown]
The gentleman the floor.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, I request that on Page to -- 20 of today's printed calendar, House bill 1232, House bill 1232, go to the regular calendar for purposes of a floor substitute.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1232 to the regular calendar.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from staff beyond, Mr. Dudenhefer.
Mark Dudenhefer
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Mark Dudenhefer
Mr. Speaker, in the gallery today is miss raily fisher, and I would ask that she stand. She is a student at north Stafford high school and has taken the week off and will be working in my office and her effort to learn how our state government works. So I ask the House to join me in giving miss fisher a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
[applause]
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Chesterfield, Ms. Robinson.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I hope they are up in the gallery somewhere, but I would like for the House to give a warm welcome to the monican high school air force rotc.
[Unknown]
[applause]
[Unknown]
We are delighted to have the rotc members with us today, thank you for taking the time to visit your capitol.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Roanoke city, Mr. Rasoul.
Sam Rasoul
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise for two requests.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Sam Rasoul
On Page 23 of the printed calendar, can hb1101 go to the regular calendar after engrossment?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1101 to the regular calendar, after engrossment.
[Unknown]
And for my second request, Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
[Unknown]
On Page four of the printed calendar, can hb326 go to the regular calendar.
[Unknown]
House bill 326 to the regular calendar.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Davis.
Glenn Davis
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Glenn Davis
Thank you. Mr. Speaker, for those that were here two years ago, you probably remember my wife came up one weekend, and making a whole bunch of canolis. Once again we celebrate carnival today and I won't retell the story from two years ago, but my wife being the italian she is and loving baking came up this week and made a couple hundred canolis, so I invite anyone, once they get back from lunch, enjoy the canolis we have and I 'm glad to have a large family to share the calories with this year! Thank you Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
[applause]
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of an introduction?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Manoli Loupassi
Mr. Speaker, today we have the president of the university of Richmond, Dr. Ronald crutcher, who's a national leader in higher education, and administrator and distinguished classical musician. He became president of profession -- president and professor of music for university of Richmond July 1, 2015. Throughout his career Dr. Crutcher has actively promoted access, affordability and diversity and inclusivity, the university offers unique undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciences, business, leadership studies, law, and continuing studies. Please join me in welcoming president crutcher from the university of Richmond today.
[Unknown]
[applause]
[Unknown]
We are pleased to have Dr. Crutcher with us today, and we look forward to your years at the university of Richmond .
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Sickles.
Mark Sickles
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Mark Sickles
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Today in the gallery are members of a quality of Virginia, visiting us for their lobby day. I would ask them to stand. Quality of Virginia is a statewide nonpartisan education outreach and advocacy organization seeking equality for all of Virginia 's citizens. We believe in a truly inclusive commonwealth where all are welcomed and valued. Ev is here to talk to us about how our laws affect the lives of our brothers, sisters, cousins, friends and colleagues. Please join me in providing a warm House welcome to equality Virginia .
[Unknown]
[applause]
[Unknown]
Pleased to have the members from equality Virginia visiting with us today.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, over the last few years, delegates Albo, myself, LeMunyon, comb stack, when sheafs here, and others tried to get more slots for in-state students to make sure that our people from northern Virginia, south side, Hampton roads, get into the uva, the william mary, the tech, jmu, all the great schools that we have here. And Delegate Albo and I and others have pushed bills that have said you should have at least 75 percent in-state students. Because the fact of the matter is some of the schools, including my alma mater, william & mary, are sometimes 40 percent out of state and it's a problem, because every time this year you get the kids who have got the great sates, 4.4 gpas, and they are kicked across the border to other states. And what we have found, again, kiplinger came out again and ranked uva and william & mary as the top 10 in the nation of schools for out of state students. For the kids that are coming across the border. And here's the problem: we put these bills up, and thanks to working with the majority leader and appropriation chairman over the last few years, we've got more slots, 3000 more at some of these schools and I appreciate their help. And the bills, every year, the argument from the universities has been Delegate Albo, Hugo, LeMunyon and others, we can't support you because we need every dollar that we squeeze from these out of state students to fund the university. We need that different eveningsal tuition. And you know what, I always thought it was a kanard, I think really they like the fact they have so many out of state students, because the peer groups are not the other public schools, the peer groups in their mind are the harvards and yales of the world, and I understand that, but they always went back to that argument, we need the money. Well, this year, one of their board members sent us a note, sent us the documents from the board meetings that said one of the schools takes that money, that differential money that they get from the out of state students, they take 32 million, uva takes 32 million, and gives it back to out of state students. $32 million of your tax dollars goes to out of state students to give them a tax break. Now, what would that $32 million just to uva do if you applied it back? Thirty-two million would get the students that are there a $2000 break on their tuition. $32 million would go to the goal that Delegate Albo and others and I have to give you 3000 slots or more just to uva for in-state students. They say oh, it's the out of state money, that we are just giving them a break back. It's not the out of state money. It's the money they've billed the kills -- killed the bills on year after year, they said we need that money for the buildings, we need the money for the operation of the school, we need the money to keep the campus open. The fact of the matter is it's not. When we make the argument that sometimes it's the university of new York, Williamsburg campus, or the university of new jersey, Charlottesville campus, they always got a little annoyed when we said it, but when I see that you are sending $32 million, just one university, across our borders, it frosts everybody. I've got a woman in our district, just got a rejection letter from uva, she has volunteered for everything, takes college classes, her sates are probably double what mine were when I was in school, she's got great grades and got rejected. And this is what we are fighting for. Now, so when the universities come and tell you that they can't afford it, ask them the question, and that $32 million, that wasn't aggregate. That was one university. Uva sends $32 million. So when they say oh, Hugo, LeMunyon, Albo are being unfair when they say it's the university of new York Charlottesville campus, no we're not. And the other schools do it, too, just not to the $32 million. So Mr. Speaker, thank you to the appropriations, thank you to the majority leader for others getting all these extra spots, but there is work to do. We have legislation out there that says you can't give the money to out of state students, that tax money to out of state students, even if it's taken out of their tuition. You said you needed the money for the university, use it for the university. For the buildings. For the grounds. Or even better, take that money from new York, take that money back from new jersey, take that money back from pennsylvania, and give it to our kids from Virginia. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
[applause]
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request and introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, the request, that House joint resolution 268 on Page 41 of today's printed calendar be taken up out of order.
[Unknown]
The clerk will record a resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 268, commending charles haley.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Thank you Mr. Speaker, charles haley is a jmu alum and recently inducted to the football Hall of fame.
Bill Howell
As many as favor adoftion of the resolution say aye, those opposed, no. The resolution is agreed to. The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I want to introduce a group of manchester high school students, by their teachers margo underwood and mike egers in the galleryerk the manchester students are joined by four exchange students, two from china, one from brazil and one from germany. The teachers at manchester uses this opportunity to teach about government so they went see hwi in transportation today so I hope it be the pleasure of the House to give the manchester students and particularly our exchange students a warm round of applause, if they would stand.
[Unknown]
[applause]
Kirk Cox
We are delighted to have the manchester students with us today.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise for a request, and point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentleman May proceed.
David Toscano
Thank you Mr. Speaker. First, a request. A request, and I 've told the patron this, on Page 15, if hb1334 could go to the regular calendar.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1334, to the regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. And now the point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, today is equality of Virginia 's day of action, and though they have left the gallery now, they are probably somewhere in the capitol, equality Virginia, as you heard from the gentleman from Fairfax, argues on behalf of gay lesbian bisexual and transgender communities in the state legislature and around the commonwealth. They work to introduce bills promoting equality and oppose bills that many believe are backward. Today, equality for gay, lesbian and transgender and bisexual communities is still contested terrain. Equality for other groups, although not as apparent, still remains. The good news, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, is that as we continue to consider these bills, we also profess and continue to do so the words from the declaration of independence, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their creator, with certain inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yes, the pursuit of happiness. Virginia has frequently been on the front lines of the battle for equality, usually in the legal system, whether it's brown versus board of education, as you remember, one of the cases that went to the supreme court as part of that case, a Virginia case,ing loving versus Virginia, a case which allowed interracial manage and bostek versus schafer which never actually got to the supreme court but got bound up in all the arguments that led to the constitutional right to same sex marriage. Now, despite many setbacks in Virginia over the years, in terms of equality, it's certainly a lot better than it was 50 years, 10 years, five years, even two years ago. Part of the reason for these changes in Virginia, ladies and gentlemen, has to do with the legal terrain which has changed quite a bit. But also, the social values and mores have changed in Virginia, as it has around the country. Following a big part of that change has to do with economics. And what's happening in the economy, among major employers to bring about change. I've already said before that commerce is the engine of change, and I think that's true regarding this issue as well, because major employers around the commonwealth, around the country, are recognizing that nondiscrimination is good for business. In fact, 91 percent of the fortune 500 companies now have nondiscrimination in employment clauses in their employer handbooks. And we also know about entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs have difficulty finding talented workers and they want to be able to recruit them not just in state, but out of state. To the extent you have a hostile work environment, it's difficult to recruit, and that's especially true in the tech sphere. If you ask a millennial about this, they would tell you that there's no place for discrimination in employment in Virginia. But Mr. Speaker, this session, we are again seeing efforts to take us backward. Instead of working for equality, working to ensure that citizens aren't fired or denied promotion because of their orientation, what do we see? We see efforts to police bathrooms in schools. Instead of embracing equality and working to ensure that people can live where they please, to rent and own houses in places of their desire, we see legislation to prevent a constitutional officer who squares an oath to the constitution to say just say no to carrying out their duties and discriminate because of their personal beliefs. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, carved into the walls of this building are the words of jefferson, and I quote, the most sacred of the duties of government is to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I hope we will continue to keep those words in mind as we deliberate on these bills for this session. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
[applause]
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Marcus Simon
Can House bill 784 on Page 22 go to the regular calendar?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 784, to the regular calendar.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fauquier, Mr. Webber.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
The gentleman May state it.
[Unknown]
I request that on Page 31, House bill 1096 go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1096, by for the day.
[Unknown]
Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39? If not the clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for the Virginia House of delegates for today, Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Page one of the printed calendar, House bills on third reading uncontested calendar, a dozen or so blocks in the -- dozen or so bills in the uncontested are 10, 5410, 117, 176, 189, Page four, House bills 267, 289, 326 has been moved to the regular calendar, House bill 355, 373, 404, Page six, House bills 412, 428, 44 2, 446, 541, 572, Page eight, House bills 582, 600, 608, 624, 653, 667, Page 10, House bill 668, 669, 671, House bill 748, 854, 869, Page 12, House bills 875, 93 2, 938, 940, 1020, 1056, Page one 4, House bills 11126, 1196, 1275, and House bill 1334 has been moved to the regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes the nine, nos, zero, the bill is passed. >>
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bills on third reading, regular calendar, House bills on regular calendar, first up, House bill 518, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to local school boards, public school choice.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills pass? -- shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 57, nos 42.
[Unknown]
Ayes 57, nos 42, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1147, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to transient occupancy tax, Arlington County .
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 74, nos 25.
[Unknown]
Ayings 74, nos 25, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 16 of the printed calendar, House bill 175, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to service of process on the registered agent of a foreign business entity.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos one, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 340, a bill directing the board of agriculture and consumer services to adopt regulations for private animal shelters.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
Briefly speaking to the matter?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I received additional questions from members on this matter and I 'm going to make it as simple as I know how. If you think the action we took last section for Senate bill 1381 truly changed the law, changed what a private animal shelter can do or not do and brought specificity as to what the purpose of a shelter, you should oppose this bill. If, however, you think 245 we -- that we should have the transparent, regulatory process, having the stakeholders determine what the purpose of private animal shelters will be, you should support my bill. I hope the body will pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 53, nos 45.
[Unknown]
Ayes 53, nos 45, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 19, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to ministers or other persons authorized to celebrate rites of mat money, no oath required.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 86, nos 12.
[Unknown]
Ayes 86, nos 12, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 417, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to transactions with the department of motor vehicles.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
[applause]
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos, zero, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 441, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to nonsuits, tolling of limitations, contractual limitation periods.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos, zero, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 560, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to brandishing a firearm, intent, penalty.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
I'm sorry?
[Unknown]
Oh, Mr. Speaker, May I speak to the bill for a moment?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. After having a quick conversation with Delegate Lingamfelter, I was going to say very quickly, a person who pulls out a firearm in a parking lot or park, the sidewalk, shouldn't be able to simply say it wasn't my intention to frighten that mom or that old guy and his wife. I didn't intend to fighten -- frighten that person should not be a defense. From the john lott study on the defensive gun use, # 3 percent of folks, according to -- 93 percent of for example, according to john lott, can defend themselves by showing a gun and instilling fear in the attacker. According to the gun industry's own data, the brandishing, their word, of a gun intrinsically instill fear but now this bill is saying holding, pointing or even brandishing a gun shouldn't create fear in an individual. If showing a gun can induce sufficient fear to stop a criminal in their tracks, why should we not assume that showing a gun to an innocent person will not induce fear equal or greater? Either it's going to instill fear or it's not. Which is it? Because it can't be both. It's also come to my attention, this brandishing provision is used a great deal by prosecutors against gang members in Virginia and this bill would make the prosecutor's job harder. I think this bill has serious unintended consequences and I hope it's the will of the body to vote against this legislation.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Scott Lingamfelter
I think it's always good to have clearly and stated intent in the law so that when prosecutors are doing their work and judges are judging cases, that they have a clear understanding of intent, that is the purpose of the bill, and I would encourage you to vote for it.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 68, nos 32.
[Unknown]
Ayes 68, nos 32, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 18, continuing House bills on third reading regular, House bill 939, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to auxillary lights on motorcycles and autocycles.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 100, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 100, nos, zero, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1294, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to multi jurisdiction grand juries, access to record of testimony and evidence.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 100, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 100, nos, zero, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 834, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code relating to the Virginia growth and opportunity act, creation of Virginia growth and opportunity board and fund, establishment of regional councils, report.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I 'd like to speak to the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, this is the go Virginia bill, and there have been several questions, several points raised on the floor that I would like to address. First of all it suggests yesterday that the go Virginia legislation somehow gives the government a handout to business, quote, elites. That is completely wrong. There is nothing in either bill, and that's Delegate Hugo 's bill and mine, that justifies that criticism. First, these bills do not provide for payment of incentives to individual companies. That's not the purpose of this program. Instead, these grants go to collaborating localities, educational institutions, nonprofits or other entities for services and projects designed to help grow the private sector in the region as a whole. Let me give you an example. Think of programs that provide services for startups and small businesses like incubator, think of a technical and education center that would serve all school divisions in the region and combine that with a training center for veterans, think of a regional program to help small and medium sized businesses better access out of state markets for their products. So for example, I 'm a supply chain producer for auto parts, and I can give advice on how to export that to states like north carolina and tennessee. Each of these concrete examples are being considered in regions around the state and none of them involve a handout to quote unquote business elites. In fact the go Virginia grant program requires a grant funded projects, generates matching support from local, private and other entities, and the more the funds are leveraged, the more people that do the match, the more points you get in the evaluation process. So rather than handing out public money to private companies, this program calls for private companies to contribute along with localities and state in projects that will foster private sector growth and job creation in the region. Second, rather than handing out tax dollars to businesses, this program does the reverse. It brings business expertise and know-how to bear on how to spend tax dollars and economic and work force development. Why is that important? I said this in my original speech. We are now ranked 48th out of 50th on economic growth among states. Who knows better than how to fix that than businesses? It's ironic the way we work down here. I taught school for 30 years and my comfort level is k-12, so if someone has a suggestion dealing with the classrooms, hopefully having been there 30 years, I instinctively know what works and doesn't work. We have a lot of doctors, doc O'Bannon, we can go to them because they know what works. This is what go Virginia is about. Why on earth wouldn't you go to businesses that instinctively come up with programs and what works in that region? That's what this is about. Let me give you one example to show why this business involvement is so important. Next to tax and regulation, the biggest impediment to small business growth is inability to find qualified employees. We hear that again and again. At the same time, many people are underemployed because they lack the skills the employers in the area need. We are spending millions of tax dollars on education, training, but the programs are not producing the education, skills the private market is demanding. What if you get a representative group of business people in a region to sit down on a regular basis with the school superintendent, the community college president, and others, and what if they also surveyed the businesses and actually asked them what skills and job types, training, they needed? The result would likely be more education, training aimed with the private marketplace -- with what the marketplace is demanding and you've got the business people and educators working together, the result likely to be more internship programs and more programs where the businesses are going to the schools and motivating young people. This is one example of how it would work. I thought also an alarming statement yesterday was one that I 've been trying to fight the entire time, and that is these regional councils are going to raise your taxes. And that, once again, could not be further from the truth. All you have to do is read the bill to see there is absolutely nothing in either bill to permit that. First, from day one, the go Virginia people have been clear on this, go to their website, the website says no higher taxes, no mandates on localities, no on any new regional bureaucracy, no to any change in the role of local government. And this legislation reflect that is emphatic position. These bills create an entirely voluntary program that focuses on private sector, economic and work force development. But don't take my word for it. This has the support of 80 major businesses and organizations like nfib. As a matter of fact, since I 've been here, it probably has the broadest support, 8000 individuals, of any program that I 've been associated with. The truth is, if you want a private sector alternative to what some call regionalism, you should really like this program. Let me finally refer to my good friend, Delegate Massie, who always says go with Mr. Market, and the reason why -- and the reason why this is based on regions is because private enterprise thinks that way. Businesses large and small tend to operate in regional markets, they follow economic not political boundaries. They attract employees from across a community region, serve customers from throughout the region and rely on regional infrastructure, use regional suppliers and vendors, and so forth. So this is a market-based private sector growth plan. It has nothing to do with what some call regionalism. Mr. Speaker, hopefully those two myths which I think are very important, I 've put to bed, and I hope people will really consider this legislation, because I do think it will be a game changer, and I hope the legislature will pass this bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshall.
Bob Marshall
Speaking to the measure.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Bob Marshall
Mr. Speaker, I fail to see the difference between a direct subsidy to a business and an indirect subsidy to a locality which then negotiates with the business to train some people to deflect or reduce cost of training that other businesses are going to be incurring. Are all hvac, heating, ventilation, air conditioning companies, going to get these things? No. Are all electronics firms going to get the benefit of this? No. Are all -- any category of company is going to be either in a favored or disfavored position. We are entering into the marketplace as a government entity at arm's reach, but it's nevertheless the state doing it, asking our subordinates in the localities to do this. So I would urge support of a real free market and vote no.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, nos seven.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, nos seven, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 846, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the Virginia collaborative economic development act.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, nos five.
[Unknown]
Ice93, nos five, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 897 has been referred to the committee on -- committee for courts of justice.
[Unknown]
House bill 1060, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to localities toeing fees.
[Unknown]
-- towing fees.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 77, nos 22.
[Unknown]
Ayes 77, nos 22, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, returning to Page four of the printed calendar, Page four, House bill 326, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to obtaining electronic communication service or remote computing service records.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos one, the bill is passed. >>
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, forwarding to Page 50 of the printed calendar, House bill 1334, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to a person charged with first offense of assault and battery against a family or household member May be placed on community-based probation, conditions, education and treatment programs, costs and fees, violations, discharge.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? >>
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos two.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos two, the bill is passed.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I 'm going to move the House stand in recess until 1:15.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox moves the House stand in recess until 1:15. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. That motion is agreed to.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker? The House republican caucus will meet in House room one immediately upon the recess. Democratic caucus will meet in House room two upon the recess as well.
[Unknown]
The House stands in recess until 1:15.
Kirk Cox
[House in recess]
Bill Howell
The House will come to order. The clerk will continue with the calendar.
[Unknown]
Continuing, House bills on second reading uncontested calendar, second regular uncontested, Page 20 of the printed calendar, House bill 1232, taken to the regular calendar, accordingly, House bill 111, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia relating to the national guard, reemployment rights and discrimination and employment, report from the committee on militia, police, public safety with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
I move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Question on adoption of the committee substitute, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
Scott Lingamfelter
The substitute is agreed to, the gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, essentially what House bill 111 does is guarantees if a national guard member here in Virginia actually is assigned to a national guard organization outside of Virginia, that he now will have the same employment rights that he would have were the unit to be drilling here in Virginia. I move we engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 301, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to justifiable homicide, reporting requirement, report from the committee on militia, police and public safety with a.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Alexandria, Ms. Herring.
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Question on adoption of the committee substitute, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
Bill Howell
The substitute is agreed to, the gentlewoman from Alexandria .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, hb301 requires the state police report officer involved homicides including justified homicides in the state crime report, the bill also has a requirement for training for law enforcement or public safety officer required to make the reports. I thank the gentleman from Prince William for working with me on this bill and move the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 304, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to home service contract employers -- providers, report from the committee on commerce and labor with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Scott Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
I move we adopt the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Question on adoption of the committee substitute, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill is a bill from the state corporation commission bureau of insurance dealing with home service contract providers, and it makes different changes to that law concerning home service contract providers such as changing it from a buy in process to ano from a bi-annual process and yearly process. Hope it be the pleasure of the House to pasoo engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 587, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to memorials and monuments, report from the committee on counties, cities and towns.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Franklin, Mr. Poindexter.
Charles Poindexter
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, members of the body, House bill 587 relates to the protection of war monuments and memorials. You May recall, probably not, but in 1998 the legislature passed legislation on this subject dealing with war memorials and monuments back to the war in 1622 and all the subsequent wars. The issue was this last year, 2015, a judge ruled it wasn't clear that the protections of the monuments was just the monuments erected after 1998, or whether the protection should be for those established all the way back to 1622. Members of the body, Mr. Speaker, House bill 587 changes the law so that those protections would extend back to the beginning of Virginia history. Mr. Speaker, I would move the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
David Toscano
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I would ask the gentleman, I have a lot of really terrific, beautiful civil war monuments in my city, and I 'm wondering whether there would be -- whether, if the city decided they wanted to move a memorial to a different park or a different place, would they have to come to the general assembly to get authority to do so if your bill paves -- pass?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would say to the gentleman, the current process that we have for doing that, going through the courts or local government actions or whatever, this bill doesn't change that.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I request this go to the regular calendar, please, after engrossment.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 587 to the regular calendar after engrossment.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the second reading uncontested block, House bill 684, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to the condo min ul and property owners association act, rental of units, disclosure packets, report from the committee on general laws with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Hanover Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Question 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 Hanover .
Chris Peace
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 684 as amended would make a number of changes to the property owners association and condo owners association acts, among which would be prohibiting associations from evicting tenants. The poa and coa regarding the buyering getting out of a contract when the disclosure package is not available, when there are multiple packets that are required, the three day right of rescission does not begin until the last packet or resale packet has been delivered. This has been vetted among various stakeholders. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 22 of the printed calendar, House bill 784, moved to the regular calendar, House bill 832, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to vacancies and constitutional offices, timing of special election, report from the committee on privileges and elections with amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, first I 'd like to move the committee amendments.
Bill Howell
Question 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 Augusta .
Steve Landes
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 832 allows that governing body of any county or city when a vacancy occurs in a constitutional office and has occurred, that to request in the writ of election the circuit court order for a special election can be held in the next ensuing general election and allows that the court then issue the writ. The bill also authorizes the governing body to petition the court to request that no special election will have to be ordered when the vacancy occurs within the 12 months immediately preceding the end of the term of office. Mr. Speaker, this resulted because of an election that occurred in Augusta County because of a special election, and it ended up costing the localities 67 -- over $67 per vote. Only about 395 people participated. So Mr. Speaker, I move that the House engross the bill and pass it on to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 945, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to annexation, report from the committee on counties, cities and towns with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt.
Tony Wilt
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I move the committee 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 Rockingham .
Tony Wilt
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 945 extends the current moratorium on annexation an additional six years from 2018, to 2024. It also includes language calling on the commission, on local government, with input from relevant stakeholders to try to come up with a long term solution to the issue of annexation. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 10 30rbgs a a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia officer of election, required training, report from the committee on privileges and elections with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Sickles.
[Unknown]
Move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Question on adoption of the committee substitute, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no, the substitute is agreed to, hb1030 requires the direction training online at 4r50e69 once during their term or changes of law go into place, I hope the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 1101, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to automatic notification of registration of sex offenders, common interest communities, report from the committee on general laws.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach Mr. Villanueva.
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, the purpose of this bill is to allow the association for a common interest community as defined in the code, I .E., homeowners associations, to request and receive from the state police notice of the registration or reregistration of sex ofngders, the same or continuous zip codes as common interest communities. This bill is an additional protection to help protect our children and families from otherwise potentially undetectable threats. Mr. Speaker, I move that the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? That bill will be moved tomorrow to the regular calendar after engrossment.
Ron Villanueva
Turning to Page 24 of today's calendar, House bill 1146, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to local permitting or licensure, requiring consent of homeowners association, prohibited, report from counties, 12eus and towns with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Hope.
Patrick Hope
Question 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 Arlington .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1146 simply proceed hets localities from requiring a hoa permission before approving any permits. Hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Patrick Hope
House bill 1182, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to sheriff, standard vehicle markings, report from the committee on counties, cities and towns.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Petersburg, Ms. Herring.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1182 is legislation that allows sheriff's offices to use marked motor vehicles painted in any solid color. Current law requires the sheriffs to obtain the concurrence of the local governing body to use any color other than dark brown. Today's modern sheriff's cars have evolved into local options of functional and -- functionality and involvement of local government is no longer required. Mr. Speaker, I 'd ask that the House engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1209, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to and lord -- landlord and 10 at laws, tenant assertions, forms of relief, report from the committee on general laws with amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Frederick, Mr. Collins.
Chris Collins
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendments.
Bill Howell
Question 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 Frederick .
Chris Collins
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, this bill tightens up the language among landlord tenants, gives the landlord more protections in the court system. As it stands now, if a tenant brings an action because the landlord has violated the lease in some way a landlord can come to court and by oral motion ask for possession of the property. This at least gives the tenant the notification required by the court that, in fact, there's going to be seeking possession of the security.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Todd Gilbert
Yes, sir.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would ask the gentleman if he would want me to ask him a bunch of dumb questions right now, that are meaningless, leading him to some strange answer, or in the alternative, like one of his fellow freshmen across the Hall, say something that could be offensive to other senior members. Does he want me to do any of that, I would just ask him, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I don't want to lose out on the opportunity that's presented to me here.
[Unknown]
[laughter]
[Unknown]
In the House of delegates. Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, I will.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman, if he feels like he would be left out of this stale and humorless process, I will proceed with asking him several dumb question, but if he wants to just continue explaining his bill, would the gentleman want to go on and do that, I think?
[Unknown]
Well, Mr. Speaker, I can certainly clarify the bill, if he needs me to.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Frederick .
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen, to give a more specific answer to this question, let's assume that you own a House in Caroline County that your grass is not being mowed and hogs are living in it and you require your landlord to come please clean that property, it becomes an unhealthy living environment. You have the opportunity to go to court when your landlord does not do so to say I want to get out of my lease because I need to move because I 'm living in an unhealthy relationship with the ferrell hogs and my sling shot is not capable of doing the job. So ladies and gentlemen, I know, I 'm sorry, I tried, I move to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill 1223, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to procedures at polling place, provision of voter's full name and resident address, report from the committee on privileges and elections with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Watts.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
Question on adoption of the committee amendment, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to, the gentlewoman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. This bill simply gives the alternative to a voter in providing their name to the election officer who will be saying it out loud as is currently in the code so that all observers can hear it. The voter will be able to either state it or give it in writing. I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1300, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to appointment to economic development authority, report from the committee on counties, cities and towns.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Middlesex, Mr. Hodges.
Keith Hodges
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, House bill 1300 allows the board of supervisors of matthews county to appoint from 5-7 members to serve on the board of the economic development authority. Under current law, unless specifically provided otherwise, the authority consists of seven members. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Page 26 of today's printedical car -- calendar, House bill 1322, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to correctional officers, survey upon resignation, termination, employment transition. Report from the committee on militia, police and public safety.
Keith Hodges
The gentleman from conger, Mr. Rush.
Nick Rush
House bill 1322 requires a director of the department of corrections to develop a survey for correctional officers who leave service. This will help evaluate employment conditions and improve on retention. Move the bill be -- I hope it's the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hodges, Mr. Hope.
Patrick Hope
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes.
Patrick Hope
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I ask the gentleman, when you meet with correctional officers they talk about the disparity in pay that they receive compared to their peers in the federal agencies. Will this -- will this bill take a look at the amount that they are getting paid and whether that's a factor and whether they leave their proiment? Mr. Speaker, I would answer the gentleman, we would look at all factors that result in correctional officers leaving employment, so it would obviously be part of it.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
[Unknown]
This the bills be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bills are engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, House bills on second reading, regular, second reading, regular, Page 26 of the printed calendar, House bill three, taken by until Friday, February 12. House bill 193 has been taken by until Thursday, February 11. House bill 350 has been taken by until Thursday, February 11. And House bill 689 has been taken by until Thursday, February 11 as well. First up according to today, House bill 815, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code related to method of execution, report from the committee for courts of justice.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Thank you Mr. Speaker. House bill 815 provides that the director of the department of corrections can certify lethal injection, that if the lethal injection is not available as a method of execution, then electrocution shall be used instead. Also vice versa, if for some reason electrocution is not available, they would automatically revert to lethal injection. This bill comes from the problem of a minor pharmaceutical companies refusing to sell the compounds needed for lethal injection, and therefore, many department of corrections agencies around the country, including the commonwealth of Virginia, do not have the compounds available, therefore, when executions are coming due, the option that the condemned had, we May not be able to carry out the process of justice because one of the methods May not be available. This bill does not expand the death penalty in any way. What the bill will simply do is provide that one of the methods used by the commonwealth of Virginia will be used. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Alexandria, Ms. Herring.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Speaking briefly to the bill?
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. The concern that I have with this bill is that it's overly broad. It is exposing Virginia to litigation to bring executions to a halt in the commonwealth. The bill as it was mentioned, the bill does provide that the department of corrections director can mandate the method of execution over the condemned inmate's choice. If you look closely at the bill, actually, it will, in my opinion, expand it to include things like firing squads and hanging. If you look closely at the bill, lines 22-24. That's why I have concern about the bill. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, I 'd just like to assure the good lady from Alexandria, those are not methods allowed by the commonwealth of Virginia and I believe that would have to come through this body if we were to allow a new method for execution in the commonwealth of Virginia such as hanging or firing squad, which is a method in other states, but that is not a method used here. Therefore, the good lady from Alexandria 's concerns would be unfounded.
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. >>
Jackson Miller
Turning to Page 28 of today's printed calendar, House bill nine, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to voter registration, form of the application and required information. Report from the committee on privileges and elections with amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I move the amendments.
Bill Howell
Question 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 Spotsylvania .
Mark Cole
Thank you Mr. Speaker. House bill nine seeks to set a uniform standard across the commonwealth as to what is required information on a voter registration application. Currently, a lot of discretion is left to local voter registrars as to what constitutes a complete application, and, therefore, you have kind of a patchwork of what is acceptable and what is not. I would ask the House to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Sullivan.
Rip Sullivan
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Rip Sullivan
I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, does the gentleman have any evidence that the current registration application process is a problem? Isn't this a solution in search of a problem?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would answer that no, it is not. There is not uniformity across the commonwealth as to what constitutes a complete application. Also, there were concerns that were brought to me by some voter registrars over proposed actions by the department of elections, and the state board of elections this past year to do what they thought would water down the voter registration application and weaken voter registration requirements through regulation rather than legislation.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, on line 17 of the bill, I think it is, it says that the applicant shall provide, quote, at a minimum, and then a bunch of information. Does the gentleman envision that this bill will authorize future state boards to propose even more restrictive registration applications than what this bill requires?
[Unknown]
No, it would not. It would only require a minimum of what is necessary to be considered an acceptable voter registration application.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill briefly?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, registering to vote shouldn't be a partisan issue. We all should hope that more people vote in Virginia. We should be trying to make it easier to vote in Virginia, not harder. Hb9 is a step in the wrong direction in my view. We should not make voter registration about jumping through hoops or penalizing voters who might make immaterial mistakes on their application. This bill, Mr. Speaker, would prevent, for instance, the department of elections from moving forward with efforts it is now making to simplify the Virginia voter registration process and improve guidance to general registrars across the commonwealth with respect to material omissions. Moreover hb9 conflicts with federal law which prohibits denying applications for omissions that are not material to determine voter eligibility. The current regulations differentiate between material and immaterial omissions and in situations which May not be covered by the regulation, it gives registrars the authority to determine materiality on a case by case basis, in consultation with the local elocation torial board and sbe. We should continue to trust our registrars to make this determination, just as they have for many, many years. I urge that the body reject hb9. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading?
[Unknown]
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 268, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the land bank entity act, all right from the committee on counties, cities and towns with amendments.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Danville, Mr. Marshall.
Danny Marshall
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I move the amendment.
[Unknown]
Question on adoption of the committee amendment, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
Danny Marshall
The amendments are agreed to. The gentleman from Danville .
[Unknown]
Let me tell you why 268 is before you. In the city of --
[Unknown]
[inaudible]
[Unknown]
So somebody is awake. So in the city of Danville, the population at one time was 65,000. We have lost 20,000 population in the last 15 plus years. 10 percent of the housing in the city of Danville is vacant. So you can ride down streets and you will have one House occupied, and you will have 10-15 houses that are vacant. The city of Danville is spending a million dollars a year to take these houses down. So what this bill that was brought to me by a member of Danville city council, we assigned this to the Virginia housing commission and Delegate Peace 's subcommittee dealt all last year to go through this and what this will do is authorize a locality or combination of localities to establish a land bank by ordinance, and first of all they would have to have a public hearing to move the land bank forward, and so some of the sources of the property would be the tax sale or some of this delinquent property I just mentioned, but also a property owner to dedicate this property to the land bank or local government could dedicate land to the land bank. Now, let me tell you, one thing that it doesn't do is on line 134, the land bank authority shall neither possess nor exercise the power of eminent domain. We don't have eminent domain and un21 did not call me about this bill.
[Unknown]
[laughter]
[Unknown]
In terms of staffing, this could be a locality -- they could go in together and two localities could go forward with this, so it's not just residential. It could be also commercial. So the land bank could receive grants from either the locality, it could be from foundations or private individuals. So I would move to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Morris.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the sphwhil.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, on House bill 268, this is a lot of words for a bill that is simply trying to help some houses in a community. And I certainly don't question my friends from Danville 's motivation for this bill, but this is setting up a company, a real estate investment company for localities where they can borrow money, buy and sell homes through this company, hire a staff, and even invest their funds from this. And at the same time, exempt them from the taxes. And my opposition to the bill is not on a community trying to revitalize itself by this downturn of the economy, but there are many other tools available to localities to assist with those blighted properties rather than going into business. That isn't a proper function of government to create these corporations and buy and sell properties. I just think that's not the purpose of our government. And they should stay out of that market system. There are other tools available to help with redevelopment of these properties. That would be my opposition to the bill. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Richmond city, Ms. Carr.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill, Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
House bill 268 authorizes the establishment of a land bank entity. Land banks operate across the united states and are a proven tool utilized by local governments to reduce its number of tax delinquents and often vacant, blighted structures. The goal of land banks is to take these properties in, remediate any issues, and then offer them back, out to either the private sector or nonprofit sector for development. This returns formerly tax delinquent parcels back to the tax rolls. Because the land bank is an instrument of government it enables the government to take a strategic and entrepreneurial approach to redevelopment. The land bank in partnership with the local government works it to advance the priorities of the locality. Whether those priorities be the development of more affordable housing or the redevelopment of aging commercial corridors. Hb268 is an effective tool for our localities. I encourage the members of the body to support the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Rockbridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Would the gentleman from Danville resume the floor for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Ben Cline
Yes, sir.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would ask the gentleman, I 'm looking at the authority granted to this entity, and I see that they do have the power to purchase real estate, among other things, but I would ask the gentleman, is there a limit on the amount of time that a locality is able to own this. >> This bill is a sunshine bill, it allows a locality to adopt an ordinance which allows that locality to post signs on property that's proposed to be redeveloped with a single family home which notifies the public that a grading plan is pending before the locality. I hope it is 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.
[Unknown]
House bill 759, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to taxes for certain local improvements. Report from the committee on counties, cities and towns.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Culpeper, Mr. Freitas.
Nick Freitas
Hb759 would simply add Orange County to a list of other localities that would be permitted to post assessments at the request of the specific property owners. This is the by request bill specifically of a development, a developer went out of business, the road needed to be improved, there wasn't a mechanism to do so, so simply adding Orange County to this existing ordinance would permit them to do so. I hope it will 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.
Nick Freitas
House bill 759, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia related to alcoholic beverage control, farm, winery, and limited brewing licenses.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from fair faction, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, I believe there is a committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Report from the committee on general laws.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Question on adoption of the committee substitute, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
Bill Howell
The substitute is agreed to, the gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, House bill 879 clarifies that farm wineries or breweries are located on you'll -- ag result cat -- agricultural does not include the term conservation. The way it was crafted, it was the original intent. I appreciate working with chairman Gilbert and Knight, Delegate al about and others. The way it's drafted impacts three districts, myself, Delegate Albo and Delegate Murphy. I hope it be the will of the body to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading. >>
[Unknown]
This the big be engrossed and passed to the third reading. Iceas many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Now turning to Page 30rbgs House bill 919, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to delinquent water and sewage charges, report from the committee on counties, cities and towns with amendments.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Williamsburg, Mr. Mason.
Monty Mason
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Question on adoption of the committee amendments, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
Monty Mason
The amendments are agreed to, the gentleman from Williamsburg .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker, House bill 919 brings municipalities to provide water and waste services, delinquencies r periods in line with other such authorities and most utilities. It also provides flexibility to give that municipality the chance to work with consumers to set up payment plans, get payments back on track, rather than having to cut off the services. You 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]
House bill 944, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the statewide fire prevention code, installation or use of landscape cover materials, report from the committee on general laws with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt.
Tony Wilt
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of the committee substitute, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
Tony Wilt
The substitute is agreed to, gentleman from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 944 is a section one bill, and it conveys that the city of hair sonberg May not have an ordinance that regulates scanned lane materials for the purposes of fire prevention regulations on any property until such regulation has been approved as part of the statewide fire prevention code and adopted by the board of the Virginia department of housing and community development. 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.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fauquier, Mr. Webert.
Michael Webert
The clerk will continue.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, House bills on second reading, regular calendar, House bill 1096, taken by for the day.
Michael Webert
Thank you Mr. Speaker. The bill has been taken by for the day.
[Unknown]
You want to take tup now? Do a motion to reconsider.
[Unknown]
I'm here to hear 1163. I'm up on the next one as well.
[Unknown]
I was jumping the gun, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Oh!
[Unknown]
Okay.
[Unknown]
House bill 1096 has been taken by for the day, continuing with the calendar, House bill 1163, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to recognition of out of state concealed handgun permits, report from the committee on militia, police and public safety with a substitute and Mr. Speaker, there is a floor substitute as well.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fauquier, Mr. Webert.
Michael Webert
Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, I would request that the committee substitute be rejected and we adopt the floor 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 committee substitute is rejected. The question is on adoption of the floor substitute, offered by the gentleman from Fauquier, Mr. Webert, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. That substitute is before us. The gentleman from Fauquier .
Michael Webert
Thank you Mr. Speaker. 1163 is now amended, gives authority back for recent profit, back to the superintendent -- reciprocity, as the superintendent, the superintendent, state police, the permanent holder from an out of state must be able to produce a federal I .D. If a law enforcement officer asks for it and states we will not honor an out of state permit by the holder if they've had that Virginia permit revoked in Virginia. It also states that the superintendent shall enter into agreements with other states that have an agreement -- that must have an agreement in place for reciprocity. It also has language in there that basically states that if in the future a state requires input from an attorney general, our attorney general shall give it within 30 days of notification by the superintendent. I move the body 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.
Michael Webert
House bill 1188, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to technical adjustments of certain Senate district boundaries, report from the committee on privileges and elections.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Farrell.
Peter Farrell
Mr. Speaker, thank you. Before you you see a bill that has been requested by the registrar's office, and time and time again, to make small technical adjustment to the east end of the county when it comes through the Senate districts. It's strictly technical. It would change absolutely no outcome at all politically. And it's well within the margin that the committee is requesting as far as technical adjustments. We move the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
David Toscano
I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. That's the gentleman, I heard him say it made reference to the deviation factors that typically are under the redistinctingo redistricting. Can the gentleman explains what those are and how this fits within the criteria.
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman, I believe the Senate views it as 2 percent, and this would fall well below 1 percent.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
The ask the gentleman, is our standard 1 percent?
[Unknown]
Yes, I believe it is.
[Unknown]
Followup question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
There's a lot of commotion, Mr. Speaker. Is the gentleman saying it's --
[Unknown]
Yes. Yes and yes.
[Unknown]
Followup question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman concede, if we had had a percentage that was 2 percent this probably would have never occurred?
[Unknown]
I'm not -- probably. Mr. Speaker, I would say to the gentleman that the Senate district, I don't know, because this had nothing to do with the House .
[Unknown]
Thank you, I thank the gentleman.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading?
[Unknown]
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 32 of today's printed calendar, House bill 1237, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to Richmond metropolitan transportation authority, powers. Report from the committee on counties, cities and towns.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you Mr. Speaker. House bill 1237 simply gives the Richmond metropolitan transportation authority the her l power to own and operate a coliseum. 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. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
Manoli Loupassi
House bill 1348, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to smoking in motor vehicles, presence of minor under age eight, civil penalty. Report from the committee on militia, police and public safety.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Washington, Mr. Pillion.
Todd E. Pillion
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Can we take this by for the day?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1348, by for the day.
Todd E. Pillion
Continuing, second reading, regular, House bill 1371, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to prohibition on certain local government mandates upon employers, report from the committee on counties, cities and towns.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, this House bill will basically prohibit local governments, cities or counties to mandate employers provide a higher wage or benefit that goes above what the commonwealth of Virginia allows. We do have a couple of jurisdictions in the commonwealth of Virginia that are doing this, and I move that the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Jackson Miller
The gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
I'm trying to get my speak button to work and it won't. Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
David Toscano
I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I would ask the gentleman if he can tell us how many of these kinds of ordinances are out there by local governments? That he is concerned about?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, no, I can't tell him that.
[Unknown]
Okay. Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I will yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
So I 'm assuming you are trying to address some kind of problem. Are you aware that there May be a number of contracts already out there, the localities have signed with vendors for janitorial services, park services, snow plowing services, that might in effect pay greater than the minimum wage?
[Unknown]
I would assume they do, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I will yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Well, what would be the gentleman's opinion about whether this bill, if it's passed, would void all those contracts as being unenforceable?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that would not be my concern at all. My concern is that we do have localities such as Charlottesville, the gentleman's district and Alexandria, maybe a couple of others, that are requiring that private contractors have higher wage requirements in their contracts or higher benefit requirements in their contracts than what the commonwealth of Virginia has in statute. What I would say, Mr. Speaker, is that it's this -- first of all, I 'm disappointed that we actually have to bring this bill forward, because I would believe that the dillon rule would prevent localities from doing this. The fact of the matter is there are some localities doing it, and we have an attorney general who I very seriously would doubt would ever consider in suing those localities to stop this practice. Mr. Speaker, the reason I 'm bringing this bill forward is to make sure that there's an equal playing field for employers across the commonwealth of Virginia, the dillon rule is one of the reasons why we are a good state to do business in, if not a great state to do business n. And I would go on to say, Mr. Speaker, this bill will also protect the taxpayer of said districts.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
So Mr. Speaker, I ask the gentleman, so is he saying to this body that if a city or county issues a request for proposals for a bid for janitorial service or a park service, or whatever, and the bids come back and the lowest bid pays the employee $10 an hour, would he oppose that?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would not oppose that. I would oppose localities requiring contractors to have salaries that are above the minimum wage of the commonwealth of Virginia .
[Unknown]
One final question, Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker, I will yield to as many questions as the gentleman from Charlottesville would like to ask.
[Unknown]
I don't believe I will be saying that.
[Unknown]
Okay. Mr. Speaker, within the bill, it says that you can't have any policy that requires an employer within the locality to provide an employee with a wage or benefit that exceeds requirements under state or federal law. What if the employer is outside the locality?
[Unknown]
What if the employer is outside the locality?
[Unknown]
Yeah, I --
[Unknown]
I'm not sure I understand the gentleman's question.
[Unknown]
I'm happy to repeat it.
[Unknown]
Please.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, the bill says that a locality can't adopt an ordinance that requires an employer within the locality to provide an employee with a wage or employment benefit that exceeds. So what if the employer is outside of the locality?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would believe that if he wants to add a friendly amendment, I would be happy to take that, but what I would say, Mr. Speaker, is that if the employer is doing business within the locality, I believe that would apply, that the work being done within that locality is how that is addressed.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill at the appropriate time.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this is popular legislation, we like to go after the localities who want to have their own polices on certain things, but, you know, this, again, is an effort by this state to take away the flexibility of localities to tailor their employment contracts and their contracting -- they are contracting with people who would provide services to the locality in a way that best suits that locality. If a locality, city council or board of supervisors wants to have a policy that says we want to have higher wages, so that people can pay -- get enough so that they can afford to support their family, and the taxpayers in that locality say it's okay, then why shouldn't we let them? So Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I hope you will fail to engross the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Davis.
Glenn Davis
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Glenn Davis
Thank you. I think there May be a little bit of confusion on the other side of the aisle. This is not my bill, as you all have heard, in the prior two years. That's actually coming next week. This is a bill that prevents Virginia from allowing Virginia beach to do what seattle has done. It prevents the locality from saying the minimum wage that needs to be paid for all employers in the locality has to be x. $15 an hour, $12 an hour, whatever the case is. If the bill -- it's a bill that prevents the loss of jobs. We've read the articles. I hear people on the other side talk about we've increased the minimum wage before, nothing ever happens. You're right, it wasn't that bad, but technology, where is it at today? Open any paper and open and see what mcdonald's has done in seattle, look at technology that's come around and replaced labor and the reason that's escalated is to raise the cost of labor so much, it went above the cost of technology to replace it. What we want to do in Virginia is protect that from happening and being forced upon businesses by local governments. It has nothing to do with local governments giving a local business a contract. We'll debate that next week. This just stops us from being seattle and having the problems that seattle is having. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Botetourt, Mr. Head.
Chris Head
Thank you Mr. Speaker, speaking to the sphwhil.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Chris Head
Thank you Mr. Speaker. You know, building whoon Delegate Davis just said, another thing that we've got to be considering here is employers that May be providing services in various localities around, if you've got one locality requiring one wage mandate and another locality requiring another wage mandate, it becomes extraordinarily difficult for the employer to do business. It causes tremendous problems. We've got to have one level playing field, as one commonwealth of Virginia. And because of that, we don't need to confuse things. The wages that are paid to employees has to be driven by the market, and that will continue to be driven by the market. If it needs to be higher as in the case with my own company, I pay way above minimum wage because I want to have good employees but if I have to start calculating out what I had to do, locality to locality to locality, it could become almost impossible to continue to grow. So because of that, Mr. Speaker, I would urge 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.
[Unknown]
Continuing with House bills on second reading regular calendar, Page 33 of the printed calendar, House bill 1386, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to firearms shows, voluntary background checks, penalties, report from the committee on militia, police and public safety with a substitute, and Mr. Speaker, there is a floor amendment as well.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
Mr. Speaker? I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
Scott Lingamfelter
The substitute is agreed to, the gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, there is an amendment to that substitute. I request that we deal with that now.
[Unknown]
The clerk will record an amendment.
[Unknown]
Delegate Lingamfelter offers a committee substitute on line 33, after the number three, line 33, after the number three, strike the remainder of line 33, all of line 34 through 36, and through number four on line 37.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, the amendment essentially strikes an enactment clause that was on the bill in the substitute that is no longer required, given where we are in our overall agreement, and I would move we accept the amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William moves that we receive the floor amendment. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The floor amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, now House bill 1386 requires the department of state police to be available to perform background checks for nondealers sales at gun shows if requested by a party involved in the transaction. The proceed potter -- the promoter of the firearm shall furnish the department of state police sufficient facilities to perform the background checks in order for the bill to become effective. It used to have this enactment clause, but that clause has now been removed. I move that 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 1387, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to large preelection contributions, deadline for disclosure, report from the committee on privileges and elections.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, 1387, House bill 1387, amends the deadline for reporting certain large preelection contributions from 5:00 p.M. To 11:59 p.M. On the same day, after the contribution is received or on the Monday after the contribution is received on a Saturday. The reason, Mr. Speaker, many of us have treasurers who are volunteers, they work, and sometimes, when they don't get home by 5:00, they can't get their ministerial duties completed, so this would give them to just before midnight. 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.
Scott Lingamfelter
Next up, House bill 1391, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to protective orders, possession of firearms. Report from the committee on militia, police and public safety with a substitute, and Mrs ., there is -- and Mr. Speaker, there is also a floor amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from fair farchtion, Ms. Murphy.
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
Bill Howell
The substitute is agreed to, the gentlewoman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
There is an amendment to the floor amendment.
[Unknown]
The floor amendment to the committee substitute offered by Delegate Murphy, on line 184, line 184, after the number two, strike the remainder of line 184, all of lines 185-187, and through the number three on line 188.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Murphy.
[Unknown]
The amendment basically strikes the enactment clause. I move we accept the amendment.
Bill Howell
Question on adoption of the floor amendment offered by the gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Murphy. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The floor amendment is agreed to. The gentlewoman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1391 is a bill to take firearms away from violent domestic abusers and other individuals who are subject to permanent protective orders. This bill will save the lives of those living in domestic violence situations. I know we have had similar bills, but I am very grateful that this year we have come together in a bipartisan way to find a yes, and I hope that the House will 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]
Mr. Speaker? Returning to Page 20 of today's printed calendar, House bill 1232, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to disclosures by and compensation of dealers for recalled vehicles, report from the committee on transportation with a substitute, and Mr. Speaker, there also is a floor substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, I 'm going to ask the body reject the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Question on adoption of the committee substitute, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The committee substitute is rejected.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, I 'm going to move that the body adopt the floor substitute, and I 'd like to speak to that motion.
[Unknown]
You can speak to it now.
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the body, every year, or frequently, we see bills of allo dealers, franchises, manufacturers and others, this bill, I 'm not going to explain the underlying bill, but this bill deals with recalls in the automobile context. The auto dealers work very hard with the manufacturers to come up with a bill that both helped their industry, but they also were very diligent to put in some consumer protection language, so for the first time ever the bill as introduced required auto dealers to write a disclosure of any pending recalls. This is a huge consumer protection move. For out of state folks who purport to represent consumers, tried to hide this bill to advance a broader what they call consumer protection agenda. The result of that is we are stripping the consumer protection language out of the underlying bill in the committee substitute. And so what you are voting on, if you saw this bill before, is all of the stuff that reforms the recall procedure. We really like the language of the auto dealer for voluntarily putting it on themselves and I 'm frankly very proud that they are willing to do that. We're having to pull that language out because of some out of state folks. So that's why I 'm asking the vote on the floor substitute which will strip that lapping out, only three of the four parts of the original bill.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the floor substitute offered by the gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb, as many as favor adoption of the floor substitute will say aye, those opposed, no.
Greg Habeeb
The bill contains three reforms to the recall procedure. Again, this is an agreed to do, the auto dealers and manufacturers worked out. It lacks that consumer protection side but you can blame the out of state folks who decided to cause trouble on this bill, and 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.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 22 of today's printed calendar, House bill 784, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to possession of firearms by persons adkudoo adjudicated die lent quint, all right from the committee on militia, police and public safety with a substitute and Mr. Speaker, there is a floor amendment to the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Adams.
Les Adams
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Question an-- 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 pennsylvania.
Les Adams
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, hb784 addresses those persons adjudicated as die len quint as a juvenile, for a offense that would be a felony if they were an adult but who later serve in the armed forces of the united states. This legislation would allow such persons to possess a firearm and to apply for a conceal weapon permit when they have served at least one full year of military service or in the case that they are no longer in the armed forces, they received an honorable discharge and nothing less than that. Existing law prohibits such possession and application until that person turns age 29. So Mr. Speaker, I move that the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
The clerk will record a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Floor amendment by Delegate Simon to the committee substitute, after line 83, after line 83, insert number 21, an individual who has listed on the federal terrorists screening database.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, point of order.
Bill Howell
The gentleman May state it.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise, the point of order, that given the floor amendment proposed as I just heard it explained adds a whole new section, number 21, to the measure that was far beyond the original scope of this legislation or embodied within the title. I would ask, Mr. Speaker, is this amendment germane to this measure and properly before us?
[Unknown]
I think that's an excellent question. >>
Bill Howell
Would the gentleman from Fairfax, come up here and plead his case? You can bring your lawyer with you if you'd like to. >>
[Unknown]
The floor amendment does deal with conceal gun permits its intent is to disqualify a category of individuals. The original purpose of the bill is to reenstate a class of individuals. So while both are of the same object dealing with concealed weapon permits, they are opposite competing purposes, and, therefore, the floor amendment is not germane.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading?
[Unknown]
As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, on Page 34, resolutions, regular calendar, House joint resolution one has been taken by until Friday, February 12. Accordingly, Mr. Speaker, that completes today's calendar. >>
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have communications or announcements.
[Unknown]
No nun comietiono community nations, the committee on privileges and elections will meet immediately upon adjournment of the House downstairs in House room one of the capitol. Privileges and elections will meet immediately upon adjournment in House room one, that's an additional meeting. The commerce and labor committee meeting will meet immediately upon adjournment of the House over in House room d, that is a change in time for commerce and labor, they have a meeting immediately upon adjournment in House room d, then the special subcommittee on energy will meet immediately upon adjournment of the full committee again in House room d. And then the general laws committee will meet a half hour after adjournment of the House over across the Hall in House room c of the general assembly building. Then the general laws subcommittee number one will meet immediately upon adjournment of the full committee, full committee of general laws, then subcommittee number three will meet immediately upon adjournment of subcommittee number one, of general laws, in House room c again, then finally general laws subcommittee number two will meet immediately upon adjournment of subcommittee number three. They are stacked in general laws one after another in House room c this afternoon. At 4:00 today, appropriations committee, health and human resources subcommittee, they will meet at 4:00 up in the ninth floor appropriations room, the last meeting for today, education committee's higher education sub committee will meet at 4:00, they will be down in the fifth floor east conference room in the gab. Looking ahead to tomorrow, Friday -- excuse me, wishfully. Wednesday, February 10, counties, cities and towns subcommittee number one, they will meet at 7:30 in the eighth floor west conference room. Committee on education will meet tomorrow, but they will be meeting at 8:00, House room d, a change in time for the full committee on education.
[Unknown]
They northbound House room d.
[Unknown]
Military and veterans caucus, also at 8:00 tomorrow morning, fourth floor west conference room. Women's health care caucus, they will be meeting at 8:00 a.M. In the third floor east Senate conference room. Then next up at 8:30 tomorrow morning, agricultural, natural resources committee, they will be meeting at 8:30, House room c, this is an additional meeting for hc & r tomorrow morning, 8:30, House room c, also, ac & r's agriculture subcommittee, meeting upon adjournment of the full committee tomorrow in House room c, additional meeting for ac & r. Appropriations committee, general government and capital outlay subcommittee, they will be meeting tomorrow morning at 10:00 up in the ninth floor appropriations room. Tomorrow's education, elementary and secondary education committee, subcommittee meeting, that's been canceled. Ed elementary and secondary sub canceled. Accordingly the democratic caucus will meet at 11:30 a.M. Down in House room two, republican caucus will meet at 11:30 in House room one. Mr. Speaker, that completes the announcements I have at this time.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Scott Lingamfelter
Just want to give the militia police and public safety committee a warning order that we May have a very brief meeting at 0800 hours on Friday morning. Shouldn't be there long. A few bills to consider. Then we will promptly adjourn.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move when the House adjourn today it adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock noon.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox moves when the House adjourn they reconvene at 12:00 noon.
Kirk Cox
As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. That is agreed to. 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, those opposed, no. That motion is agreed to, the House stands adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. 12:00 noon tomorrow.