02/10/2016 House Proceedings

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Minutes

Called to order at 12 m. by William J. Howell, Speaker

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by The Reverend Douglas B. Wright, Senior Pastor, Keystone Baptist Church, Berryville

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leave of Absence granted: Delegate Stolle [portion]

Journal for Tuesday, February 9, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 22, 50, 128, 172, 180, 212, 237, 248, 264, 270, 286, 296, 327, 336, 343, 358, 392, 415, 427, 438, 452, 454, 463, 491, 513, 538, 549, 574, 597, 626, 660, 669, 705, 765, 774
House joint resolution agreed to: HJR 268

Committee reports
From Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: SBs 1, 252, 284, 292, 307, 344, 356; HBs 118S, 448S, 584S, 903S, 977A, 1115As, 1231S, 1250As, 1311S, 1329, 1340 (referred)
From Commerce and Labor: HBs 44S, 234S
From Education: HBs 36, 46S, 47 (referred), 57S, 66S, 209As, 309 (referred), 381S, 436S, 503 (referred), 519S, 521, 523, 524, 565S, 659S, 678S, 682, 749S, 750, 831S, 842S (referred), 895, 936S, 961S, 1015S, 1061A, 1103, 1132, 1134S, 1176S (referred), 1230, 1234, 1253, 1279, 1303S, 1321, 1377S
From General Laws: HBs 264A, 578As, 739 (referred), 786, 800S (referred), 907, 930, 1108A, 1282S, 1299
From Privileges and Elections: SJs 90, 91, 92, 136

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

CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 111S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 301S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 304S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 684S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 832A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 945S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1030S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1146S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1182 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1209A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1223A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1300 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1322 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 815 - Passed (Y-62 N-33)
HB 9A - Passed (Y-64 N-31)
HB 268A - Passed (Y-80 N-19)
HB 647S - Passed (Y-83 N-16)
HB 759 - Rereferred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
HB 879S - Passed (Y-86 N-10)
HB 919A - Passed (Y-78 N-21)
HB 944S - Defeated (Y-50 N-44) [requires 67 affirmative votes to pass], Reconsidered, Passed by for the day
HB 1163S - Passed (Y-72 N-26)
HB 1188 - Passed (Y-66 N-33)
HB 1237 - Passed (Y-84 N-15)
HB 1371 - Passed (Y-65 N-34)
HB 1386SA - Passed (Y-96 N-3)
HB 1387 - Passed (Y-98 N-1)
HB 1391SA - Passed (Y-96 N-3)
HB 1232S - Passed (Y-98 N-1)
HB 784S - Passed (Y-99 N-0)
HB 587 - Passed (Y-82 N-16)
HB 1101 - Passed (Y-99 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 127S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 421S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 526 - Engrossed
HB 643A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1064 - Engrossed
HB 1089A - Passed by for the day
HB 1203S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1207 - Engrossed
HB 1390 - Moved to Regular Calendar

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 1096S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1348S - Delegate Pillion floor substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 63A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 872S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Delegate Marshall of Prince William floor amendment rejected, Engrossed
HB 1093A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1122A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1252 - Passed by for the day
HB 1390 - Passed by for the day

RESOLUTION
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HJR 97S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Agreed to (Y-100 N-0)

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

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 97S
HB 248A
HB 256
HB 293S
HB 384S
HB 409
HB 454S
HB 501A
HB 536
HB 581S
HB 700S
HB 760
HB 789S
HB 809
HB 905S
HB 991S
HB 1059
HB 1229
HB 1269A
HB 1273A
HB 1277A
HB 1292A
HB 1359
HB 1376

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 613A
HB 912S

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 2:00 p.m. to meet Thursday, February 11, 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
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 Reverend douglas b Wright, senior pastor of the keenstone baptist church and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the united states of america led by gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Let's pray. Heavenly father, thank you for men and ladies that represent the people of Virginia. You know many have sacrificed their time and effort with a desire to make things better. Thank you for promising wisdom to those that ask for it. As this body begins its business today, I ask you grant them wisdom to make decisions that honor you. I pray for those in leadership positions. Lord, we ask you to give them ability to listen carefully and think, and communicate clearly. We ask you'll direct the affairs of today's session. Thank you for your kindness to us as a nation and state. Help us to be discerning as we seek to honor you, we pray in jesus name, amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ]. >> Members will answer the roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
Kirk Cox
To House rule three, I have examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for February 9th. Does the clerk have announcements or communications. Does the clerk have announcements?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the supreme court ruled to halt the obama's clean power plan. It was yet another example of the overreaching federal government and more proof of obama's war on coal. These regulations would have had a devastating impact on Virginia 's economy, killing jobs implementation of president and driving up energy costs for families and businesses. When candidate obama was running for president he said under his plan, electricity would skyrocket and when the independent did an analysis of the epa proposed rule and they estimated that Virginia families and businesses would see an increase in electricity costs between 5.5 billion and $6 billion. It impacts Virginia 's poorest citizens. Energy consumes one fourth of the income for those families making less than $30,000. The clean power plan would require a substantial portion of electricity production to be replaced with newer, and higher cost production. And these costs are going to be replaced on your energy bill. The sec stated that this plan would place at risk billions of dollars of recent investments in coal-fired facilities in Virginia and west Virginia that we had begun to pay off. Do you know what that is like? Like the federal government requiring us to buy a House, take out an expensive mortgage, and tell us to tear it down. Do you know what? We've still got to pay the mortgage. So the state corporation commission estimated that the new rule would require us to prematurely shut down 2.8 winga Watts a generation. Taking that much electricity off the grid would mean closing at least two power plants before they're scheduled to be retired. The coal mining industry in Virginia supports directly and indirectly over 40,000 jobs in Virginia, contributes over $2 billion of economic impact. Closing coal-fired plants will kill jobs not just at the plant, and in the coal fields but across Virginia. Coal amounts for 77% of the total weight of all exports down in Hampton roads. And in in northern Virginia, the largest and fastest growing consumers of electricity. Those costs means higher prices for all of us. Last year, we called on our governor to halt the implementation of these rec yet, we continue down that road on this un-constitutional overreach, proving the war on coal and our way of life was under attack. And that is why my colleague, Delegate O'Quinn introduced House bill two, requiring general assembly approval before recommendations. We implemented this plan. It was important, we thought the citizens have a voice in this energy policy through their elected representatives. House bill two restored the legislative prerogative to unelected bureaucrat to those of us who are the decision makers. That is why I was so glad to see House bill two passed in the House. I want to thank the supreme court for their decision today. The decision is certainly going to grant relief and certainty to all of my constituents who worry about the future and that of the commonwealth, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Danville, Mr. Marshal.
Danny Marshall
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Danny Marshall
Ladies and gentlemen, we have three distinguished guests with us today. I would like them to rise. Former Delegate joe May, former Delegate alger Howell. Let's give them a warm welcome.
Bill Howell
We're delighted to see our former friends, ha, ha, and colleagues with us today. Hope you enjoy your time in the capitol. Take the tour if you get a minute. Great to see each of you. The gentleman from Giles, Mr. Yost.
Joseph Yost
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Joining us are university students who have been participating in university advocacy day during our 2016 section. I am excited about the academic programs and dedication to excellence, just this year, in 2016, ru has been named one of the best colleagues and universities in the southeast by princeton review. The best regional universities in the south by u.S. News and world report, and one of the best colleges for veterans in the south. Mr. Speaker, members of the body at this time I 'd like to ask those in the gallery to stand. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to give them a warm House welcome.
Joseph Yost
Pleased to have the visitors with us today. And wish you the best on your further education. It's a wonderful school. Take full opportunity of it. Thank you for being here. The gentlewoman from Sussex .
[Unknown]
Thank you, please, I rise for a point of personal privilege and rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Somewhere are project discovery students with their instructors. Project discovery is a post secondary access program, currently offered through 24 partners agencies through the Virginia and grades 4 to 12. Project discovery encourages students to stay in school and graduate and continue their education at this time I would like the House to give them a warm welcome to the general assembly. The governor recently submitted a report from a highly successful industry development fund better known as afid. For the --
[Unknown]
House will be in order. Pardon me. Gentlewoman May continue.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. For the first half of year 2016, a total of 600,000 was committed in agriculture and forestry development facility grant to assist five new and expanded projects in this state, representing $94.5 million. 101 new jobs, and 28 million in new Virginia grown purchases. I would like to recognize the following locality and businesses that receive grants in the first half of the physical year or as of December 31st. The city of Newport News. $12,000 grant for iron clad Rockingham County, $250,000 grant for Virginia poultry growers cooperative. Culpepper, $75,000 grant for bright farms. Loudoun county, $19,500 for the distillery. Palette mall House, Virginia. The governor made clear in the state of the commonwealth address the agriculture and forestry industry development is a true example of bipartisan work to create new avenues for businesses, expansion, and promotions in our commonwealth. As we know, the program plays a critical role insecuring capitol investment and economic growth in agriculture and forestry and has become a critical new tool in expanding values in this bed rock of our economy across rural and urban communities. As of December, awarded 28 grants worth over $2 million in the program's total history. These represents 1502 new jobs across 22 new localities in Virginia. These grants lead to long term investment. And in fact, grant recipients agree to purchase 76% of their additional agriculture and forestry products from the commonwealth. That is a huge ripple effect throughout the economy and help local farmers strive. I would like to thank the governor and his team for their successful efforts on this program. They participate in localities and entrepreneurs, the champion of the program in the general assembly. This is the kind of bipartisan cooperation we need to build the new Virginia economy. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. James.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members of the House. It's with a great degree of excitement and humbleness that I rise this morning to give my insights on Black history month. This is a personal endeavor of mine and the history ride home in terms of my parents and the way I was raised. I want to take a different spin on it. For those of you who know me, especially my seat mate, I will be brief because I like being brief. But you know, Black history month was started as a week. And much like our bill weassed earlier it was started in 1926 and expanded to a month. But I think it often times gets misrepresented because this month is more, in my mind, when think about my parents, it's more about celebrating people who have overcome barriers and obstacles and ended in success. As a first generation college goer, neither one of my parents attended college. But being the youngest of six, all of us did. Part of that for you who know me, my parents grew up in north carolina, and every summer right after vacation bible school, we went to my grand father's farm, and offered free labor for the rest of the summer. It convinced us we wanted to go to college. So they were much smarter than we were. But I think that you know, they taught us the skill set, my grandfather, I remember talking about things. I think this month, I wanted to personalize, because this month really should be more about our history. It's very, very important. It reminds us to talk about not only people who look like me, or people who are of color, but it allows us to segment to as president ford said, the country needed to seize the opportunity, and I quote, to honor the often neglected accomplishments of Black americans in every endeavor. Now, those of you who have heard it before, I talked about a wide range of accomplishments. I talked about the african american jockeys who dominated sports. I talked about the sad story of the african american who invented the potato chip but didn't patent it. We could be calling it something else. He didn't get a patent. Those are things I like to have fun with. I wanted you to know that this is an opportunity for us to talk about stewardship, talk about opportunities that were seized and talk about an awareness of not just african americans but every american, because we all are americans. And what we do as a sense of accomplishment, I 'm proud to be a member of this body and I just wanted to put it in a reference point that other people will stand up this month and talk about individuals. But I wanted to know that this is a moment to shine on everyone's accomplishments, everyone's achievements in doing the right thing because that is what I think the over arching goal of not only this month but the work we do here, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you, thank you. I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, in the gallery are 25 students from st. Christopher's school. On behalf of Delegate Peace and Delegate massy, it was founded in 1911 based upon the honor system, literary society and missionary society with a focus on liberal arts education. Please join me in welcoming the students today.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have the students with us today and welcome to our capitol.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I rise rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
We have a group of students from manchester high school. There are 50 of them, their her students down, they observe committees and I hope it is the pleasure of the House to give them a warm round of applause. Teachers, Mrs. Underwood brings
Kirk Cox
Pleased to have the students from manchester.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt.
Tony Wilt
Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Tony Wilt
I ask the journal reflect my seat mate is away on pressing personal business.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from James city county, miss Pogge .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of a request.
[Unknown]
Can 1390 be moved to regular calendar?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1390, regular calendar.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from rock ridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Ben Cline
Can House bill 1089 by for the day.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Newport News, miss Price .
Cia Price
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. La rock.
Dave LaRock
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Cia Price
Gentleman has the floor.
Dave LaRock
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I would like pastor doug Wright to stand if he is with us. Pastor doug Wright traveled here from beautiful berriville. Moved to win chester in November, 1994 to become senior pastor of key stone baptist church. Pastor Wright has a passion for education. He serves as president of the old dominion association of church schools and I 'm pleased to say he's joined many other leaders in the commonwealth endorsing school choice initiatives in Virginia. Pastor and Mrs. Wright, isn't it great pastor Wright can meet Mrs. Wright and have three children? The family has been involved in the ministry. They have hosted korean exchange students, and stated goal as a pastor to see people trust christ and grow in christ likeness. I'm grateful for his service to our community and ask we give pastor doug Wright a warm House welcome, thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Albo.
Dave Albo
Mr. Speaker, an announcement please.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Dave Albo
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, I made this announcement a couple days ago and had people ask where their bills are. Let me explain it again. In Virginia we don't borrow money from chinese to pay for bills we can't afford. Right? So that means that we have to make tough choices. In the world of criminal law, there are lots of great bills with fiscal impacts but we can't afford them all. What we did is got appropriations committee to tell us how much money they have and they gave us the amount. The republicans on our side took bills and democrats on the side led by gentle lady from Fairfax, Delegate Watts, picked some bills, if your bill, if you're wondering where it is, it's in what I call the ice box, which is just a holding place and nothing is happening to it because it's not going to be heard. There are 23 bills in the ice box. Nine are democrat bills and 14 are republican bills so it's an equal opportunity ice box. Okay? If you have constituents or people asking about the bill what you need to tell them is that we couldn't find the money for it. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Anderson.
Rich Anderson
Mr. Speaker I rise for the purpose of an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Rich Anderson
On behalf of the general assembly military and veterans caucus I would like to extend an invitation to the fourth annual military appreciation night at the capitol ale House on main street, commences at 7:00 p.M. And meets the requirement. It's a widely attended event. Hope to see you there. If you're sick, there will be plenty of medicine, thank you.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from Hampton, miss Ward .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Joining us are representatives of 200 plus men of Hampton roads. I'm not sure if they made it into the gallery. But they're someplace on this campus. And have joined us to examine the legislative process of the general assembly. This is a 16th year that they have brought young men and their chaperones from various high schools. I hope it's the pleasure to give them a warm House welcome whenever they are.
[Unknown]
Whenever they might be.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Campbell, Mr. Fariss.
Matt Fariss
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Matt Fariss
Mr. Speaker, tomorrow as we come over from the general assembly building to the capitol here, you'll probably experience a smell that is normally in barbecue season. However, the Virginia cattleman's association with Virginia dairyman's association is having their steak fry tomorrow. I'd like to invite everybody to come to that. I paid for 140 meals personally and will not give anyone anymore more gifts. If you're concerned about it being a gift, and you cannot accept it, I will not give you anything else, I hope you stop by and enjoy the steaks.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, we have a group of students from the hillwood alternative school in Fairfax. I had the pleasure of visiting them on take your legislator to skl day. I'm pleased they're here with their principal and teachers and I hope you'll give a warm House welcome to the students we'll be soon seeing in college somewhere near you. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Delighted to have the students with us today. Hope you enjoy your time in the capitol.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from culpepper.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a motion.
[Unknown]
I move we move House bill 759 back to counties, cities and towns.
[Unknown]
What Page ?
[Unknown]
Page seven, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from culpepper moves that House bill 759 be rereferred to the city on counties and towns, those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Motion agreed to.
[Unknown]
And introduction, Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Today we have school boards from both culpepper county and Orange County. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to give them a warm House welcome. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Delighted to have the students with us today. Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Massie.
Jimmie Massie
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Jimmie Massie
Mr. Speaker, May House bill 1252 on Page 20 go by for the day?
[Unknown]
With out objection by for the day.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Washington Mr. O'quinn.
Israel O'Quinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Israel O'Quinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, there are a number of special guests with us throughout the capitol and in the House gallery as well, representing Virginia sheriff's association. I ask they please stand. Among them is sheriff richard vaughn of graceon county, and he is this year's president of the Virginia sheriff's association. There are 123 elected sheriffs and over 8800 deputy sheriffs. They're responsible for running local jails and regional jails and they're the primary law enforcement agency in 86 counties in the commonwealth of Virginia and are responsible for servicer process, serving more than 3,000 civil process papers, providing security for judges, court houses and keep citizens safe. Mr. Speaker, each and every member of the House has a sheriff, and so I hope that you will join me in giving them a very warm House welcome and thanking them for all that they do.
Bill Howell
We're honored to have the sheriffs with us today and thank you for all that you do for your local communities and commonwealth. Thank you for being here today. Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39? Gentlewoman from Bedford, miss Byron .
Kathy Byron
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, could House bill 1390 that moved to regular calendar, I don't know the Page it's on, could that go by for the day? My bill.
[Unknown]
Page 15.
Kathy Byron
Without objection, House bill 1390 by for the day.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon. Mr. Speaker, I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I want to share good news we had some of our former colleagues here in the back. I want to share news of my predecessor, many of you knew jim and nancy Scott. On February 4th, jim and nancy became grandparents for the first time, their eldest daughter gave birth to a baby named meredith Virginia .
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker I rise for a brief announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, tomorrow the sportsman caucus is going to be meeting at 5 west. We have a change of venue and we'll have with us the congressional sportsman's caucus that will be coming down and sharing with our members many of the initiatives taking place across the country. So if you have an interest in that, this is a great organization. They've got the pulse of where they're going with hunting and fishing and May give you an opportunity to think about new ideas for next session. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39? If not, clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for today, Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Page one, House bills on third reading uncontested. The block has 13 bills. They're as follows. 111, 301, 304, 684, 1034, House bill 1146, 1182, 1209, 1223, 1300 and 1322.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 99, no, 0.
[Unknown]
The bills are passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, House bills on third reading regular calendar. First up, House bill 815. A bill to amend and and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the method of execution.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, I just like to emphasize again today that this is not an expansion of the death penalty in the commonwealth of Virginia. But it is a very important issue and I would like to say that this body is responsible for the safety of the fellow virginians and responsible for carrying out justice that is decided by the other branch of government, the judicial branch, what they deem is proper, and correct, it's our job to help carry out what they have decided in a court of law. Now, I carried this bill two years ago. And I only spoke to the facts. At the time we had no upcoming executions. And we still had a dose or two of necessary chemical s used for lethal injection. But times have changed now. This is two years later. And as I speak now, our department of corrections does not have the necessary chemicals to use our pharmaceuticals to use for lethal injection. And we do have a scheduled execution that is coming up very soon. And to remind you all of why this is such an important bill, and why we have to do our job to carry out the justice system, I 'm going to explain to you the situation that happened what this condemned inmate here in the commonwealth of Virginia did, and how he did it. Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen, in late 2005, this condemned inmate was involved in at least nine killings. Between pennsylvania and Virginia. Out of those nine killings, two of them were two entire families. Three individual killings in one incident. Four in another. There was also several malicious woundings and home invasions in this crime spree. Let me give you an idea of why we have the death penalty on the books here in the commonwealth of Virginia. In January, 2006, right here in Richmond, these two hard working virginians, purcell tucker and mary tucker, both, again, hard working, purcell, a forklift operator. Mary, she was a cleaner. Minding their own business, in their private home, in south side Virginia. When this condemned prisoner who had his execution date coming soon, decided he was going to go into their House, rob them, and murder them. How did purcell and mary die? They were beaten violently, across the face, and then, they had plastic bags pulled over their Head and duct taped around their neck. They suffocated. Because their hands were tied behind their backs. They painfully, slowly, suffocated. Now, if any of you have ever heard of what it is like and how it is as a death, it's horribly painful. First there is great panic then burning in the lungs, then, you start to lose your proper sense of thinking, and fall unconscious, and then, you expire. Now, when this tucker family, their daughter ashley baskerville was in the home as well. She experienced the same fate. She was the adult daughter of the tucker family. When this happened in 2006, the police responded to this incident and quickly developed leads. The leads led them to pennsylvania, where this condemned inmate of the commonwealth of Virginia was found, in philadelphia. When he was found, he was questioned by the philadelphia and Virginia detectives that responded up there. About the tucker family. This condemned inmate who is now in the commonwealth of Virginia, spoke to the Virginia detectives and asked them, is the death penalty used in Virginia ? And our detectives answered him, honestly, they said, yes, it is. And he said then I 'm not talking to you. Go away. So now, in the philadelphia detectives started talking to him, he asked them, is philadelphia have the death penalty? What was the answer? No. Not right now. Not allowed in pennsylvania right now. So he said well, I 'll talk to you. Obviously he's not a legal scholar because he told them the story. And more. And what they found from the investigation of the deaths of purcell tucker, mary tucker and ashley baskerville is that he was also involved in a gruesome homicide that happened about a week earlier on new year's day, 2006. And let me tell you what happened in this incident. In this incident, in the cary town section in Virginia, this condemned inmate decided he was going to break into another home to rob and plunder and murder. And while the tucker, in my view, the tucker family is enough, that outrageus incident is enough, what I 'm about to tell you now is more disturbing because it no longer involves adults. It involves innocent little girls. So what this condemned inmate did is he broke into the harvey household. In the caritown section of Virginia. Where Mr. Harvey, and his wife, catherine, and their 4-year-old daughter ruby were enjoying a new year's day. Getting ready for a party later in the day for friends and associates. So this condemned inmate breaks into their home, grabs catherine harvey in the kitchen, she screams. The husband tries to stand, he's in the living room, starts getting up out of his chair, told sit back down and your family won't be hurt. So he sits back down. And they're ushered down into the basement. Of this House. Now, what happens in the basement? They start tieing up Mr. Harvey. They tie him up in front of his wife and daughter. In the meantime, someone comes to the front door of the House. They go to the front door they have the condemned inmate has miss harvey goes to the front door where their 9-year-old daughter, stella is being dropped off from a sleepover. As far as detectives could ascertain, the condemned told her that just be quiet. Shut up, and you'll be fine. We're just here to steal stuff. So this mother of 9-year-old stella and 4-year-old ruby believed him. And brings her 9-year-old daughter in for her certain death. So now, they bring the entire family down into the basement, where they proceed to tie up and duct tape Mr. Harvey, and throw him on the floor, and then, they proceed to duct tape and tie up Mrs. Harvey and put her on the couch. A 4-year-old and 9-year-old girl are hysterically crying. Not knowing what to do. Panicking. Seeing their dad and most of you know, most of you in here have had children. You know at that age, little girls and boys think their daddy is the strongest man on earth. They just do. And think of their confusion, when their daddy is being forced on the floor, tied up, gagged, and being bullied around in their own House. Their mom, same thing. Being told to shut up. The girls are crying and update. They decide, this un-democrated inmate, they decide, he decides that now we've got to tie the girls up. Well, the girls cry, and scream I don't want to be taped, please don't tape me. Condemned doesn't like the protests. He sticks socks in their mouths, and duct tapes their mouths shut with a sock in their mouth. Then, this condemned inmate decides that he is going to tie them up, so little 4-year-old ruby is duct taped to catherine harvey's lap, and 9-year-old stella duct taped and sat on the couch next to Mrs. Harvey. This condemned inmate, not the brightest bulb. Got what he could from the House, and deciding my gosh, they might recognize me. I have to do something. So he decides he's going to kill this family. So he flashes, in all honesty, detectives don't know the order of how this happened. It doesn't matter. He slashes little ruby's throat. Who is duct taped to her mom. There is no duct tape over their eyes. So the night before last when I was really thinking about this, I was thinking what I was going to talk about. I want you to think about this, too. And the horrible part of this is I had time to think about this. If you're a parent of a 4-year-old child, and a violent intruder is coming into your House, duct taped your child to you, on your lap, and starts to slash her throat, in front of you, what do you do? What can you do? It's the most horrific thing, you can imagine in your life. You look at that 4-year-old right in the eyes, trying to tell her with your eyes and it will be okay through you hear her sleeking with the sock in her mouth with duct tape? Do you do that? Do you try to hum a nursery rhyme? Through the sock in your mouth to tri to calm her down? Does the horror just make you close your eyes and look away? Catherine harvey didn't have the luxury to think all night like I did what I would have done in that situation. As you're watching your child's throat get slashed and feeling the violent jerks, and trying to pull away from the mother, because that is what will happen. It's a natural reflect. This little 4-year-old girl, duct taped to her mom. Violently trying to jerk away. The mother feels every jerk. She feels every reflect going through the little 4-year-old's body. It doesn't kill ruby. It doesn't kill her. So my guess at this point is mom is screaming as loud as she can through her duct taped mouth with a sock stuffed in. And then, he decides to start slashing her throat. In front of little ruby. And stella, who is sitting right next to mom and ruby. Now, what is going through stella's mom? Dad is on the floor, bound, gagged and tied up. He's the strongest man in the world to these two little girls. And what is going through their minds? Now, stella is looking at her mom's throat being slashed. The blood spraying all over stella? All over ruby? Perhaps into ruby's eyes? Keep in mind, they're still alive and stabbed catherine in the chest through the lung. Still alive. Then, they move to stella. Slash her throat. Mom, and ruby are still alive. They're still alive watching this. This nimrod, this evil, I 'm not going to call him a human being. This inmate in the commonwealth of Virginia doesn't hit their jugulars, their still alive. Works on dad, too. Starts cutting his throat, they're still alive. They're moaning, screaming through their duct taped mouths. So he decides my attempt at cutting them didn't work. So let me get the hammer. Let me start beating them across the Head. Perhaps that will do it. So he decides to beat all four of them across the Head. And then to, try to cover the crime, he decides let me light a fire let me put a fire down here. And pour alcohol, light a fire. He poured it over Mr. Harvey, they can tell through the autopsy and light the fire. All four of them are still in the basement. They are desecrated and murdered now they're going to decorate -- and stella is still alive. She died of smoke inhalation and soot inhalation. Right. Him slashing her throat and beating her over the Head, he couldn't succeed at that. Poor little stella died of smoke inhalation. So, ladies and gentlemen as I told you before this isn't expanding the death penalty, but the case I just told you about is exactly why we have this punishment on our books. This condemned inmate went through our court system with our judges and found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Through dna, through confession, through corroboration. He was found guilty without a reasonable doubt. It is our job as this legislature to do what we can in working with our judicial system to finish this task of justice. So, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the tucker family, and on behalf of the harvey family and two little girls, ruby, four years old, and stella, nine, I ask you vote for this bill and assure the tucker and harvey families are able to get the justice they deserve and ta our justice system determined they deserve. I ask you to please vote for this bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 62, no, 33. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill nine a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to voter registration form of the application and required information.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 64, no, 31. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 268 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to land bank entities act.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Sorry. Gentleman from Suffolk. Mr. Morris.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House I understand my friend from Danville 's desire to assist these blighted properties in Danville, but this bill does more than provide a means for a locality to deal with blighted properties. This is a vast expansion of government power. Creating a land bank entity. And the localities can now create full corporations who can sue, and be sued, borrow money from lenders and localities. And contracts for the performance of not only the land bank but on behalf of the localities to invest funds, and to design, demolish, renovate, relocate, improve and rights and interests inappropriate -- property. And enter into relationships and other entities for ownership, management and development this is not limited to residential. It's any property. Is it the proper role of government to create a real estate investment corporation? I do not believe it is. That those of us who do not believe in a limited government this is not it. Thank you. I just cannot support the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 80, no, 19. The bill is passed.
Bill Howell
Turning to Page seven, House bill 647 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to tree conservation, ordinance. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 83, no, 16. The intil passed. >> House bill 879, related to alcohol beverage control, lands zoned agricultural.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 86, no, ten. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page eight, House bill 919, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to delinquent water and sewer charges.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Morris.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I thank my friend who brought me additional material in this bill. I still cannot support this bill. I cannot support granting the locality the authority to shut off water after 60 days. Working folks, sometimes it takes more than 30 days to get your finances back together. And those who support the bill argue we're just bringing it in line with other utilities. This is not internet. It's not cable. It's not phone. It's water. A basic necessity of life. And I am shocked that those who claim to support the poor would support this bill. I'm shocked. If you support the poor in more than just mere words, and actions I urge you to vote no on this bill. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Mr. Weber.
[Unknown]
Yes, Mr. Speaker. I just like to point everybody to the language of the actual bill. Came out of committee. It takes a shall and moves it to May and gives the locality room to work with the localities to pay their bill. There are localities that do cease services less than 60 days, and the idea is that some of those folks, unless acted upon, do not start paying their bills. And imagine, as you get your bills and then, your fines and fees over in the next 60 days, and further, they get racked up. After 30 days they May force the issue and work with them to get a plan. That is the idea behind the bill as I heard it in committee. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 78, no, 21. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 944, a bill to address local ordinances concerning installation or use of landscape covered materials until regulations have been approved as part of the power prevention code.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise in opposition to my fine colleagues from harris onburg's bill and ask you oppose it as well. I was a lone descending voice on this bill in committee. As a former fire chief I have a appreciation for what the fire departments go through. As a former mayor, I have an appreciation for the work of local government closest to the people. I do know what May be problematic in Harrisonburg May I want explain why. Not be in the city of. If the fire department tells me they responded to over 200 mulch fires, and this they're local city council enacted an ordinance to provide for a different type of ground cover, other than mulch that is aesthetically pleasing and one that I 'm told is working well. And has been amended to say only in Harrisonburg. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House I know of no single piece of legislation that prohibits a locality from enforcing a local ordinance. It leaves local officials to address local issues. The passage of the bill, I believe would set a dangerous precedent for the general assembly and common wealth. I urge my colleagues to vote no.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from harrisburg, Mr. Wilt.
Tony Wilt
Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
I honor the comments made by the gentleman. I too, share his sentiments the fine work our officials do for all of our lobing ylts. It's everyone's wish that safeties go through and the concern would be taken and examined by the interested parties that were involved in what originated into the ordinance. It's my hope that the city can enact without getting the viable input. I encourage the bodies to support the bill.
Tony Wilt
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Parliamentary inquiry, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
Can you tell me what I should do when my two favorite delegates disagree on a bill?
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 50, no 44. The bill fails to pass and takes 67 votes.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar. House bill 1163, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to out of state concealed handgun permits, photo identification.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 72, no, 26. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1188, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to technical adjustments of certain Senate boundaries.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. Aye, 66, no, 33. The bim is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1237 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the richland metropolitan powers.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 84, no, 15. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1371 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to prohibition on certain local government mandates upon employers.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We spoke about this bill yesterday but I looked at it again, I want to assure the body this is not a living wage bill. Delegate from Virginia beach would like to prohibit localities from permitting living wages, but that is not this bill. This bill has to do with prohibitions against localities imposing a minimum wage on all employers in that locality. If Manassas wanted to impose a requirement that all employers pay $10 an hour, you couldn't do it if you passed this bill. If you like this bill, maybe you like that. But before you vote for it, be aware that this is already the law of the commonwealth. It's called the dillan rule, it's so powerful, that when we discussed a new constitution in 1970, we rejected any watering down of the dillan rule. This is already the law in the commonwealth of Virginia. It's never been successfully challenged so again, you have to wonder why we're cluttering up the code with this language. Beyond that, and again, all you lawyers in the room, you might look at the construction of the bill and ask yourself if it creates some potential mischief. So you look at the bill and it says a loyalty, a locality shall not enact any policy that requires an employer within the locality. Any policy. That would mean if the city of Manassas decided they wanted to pay the city park workers $10 an hour, which exceeds the requirements of federal policy, which is the minimum wage, the requirements of federal policy such policy would be uneven forceable. Now, think about that for just a moment. If you're a smart lawyer, and this bill goes into effect, and your locality puts forward a provision that you don't like, and it goes past the federal regs, and pays employees of the city or locality more than the minimum wage, can you then sue and argue that because of the statute, that policy is uneven forceable? Make sure you understand the full consequences of what you're doing.
David Toscano
Gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, I 'm glad the minority leader understands the bill now. Yesterday, he asked me if I knew of any localities that were doing this. I did answer no. He started to ask me about the other bill that I believe Delegate Davis is carrying in Virginia beach. Mr. Speaker, this is a straight forward bill. And I I can't see how a lawyer can construe this as what I would say is I agree. This is against the dylan rule. But as brought up yesterday we have two localities that required other than the national or state standard in contracts with that government. And I would be not surprised to see those same localities try to pass an ordinance that would require every private employer to pay a higher wage other than is required by state or federal law. It won't surprise me. Who would stop that? I don't know. With who we have in the attorney general's office, I think he would defend the locality. I hope members will pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill?
Jackson Miller
Gentleman has the floor.
Bill Howell
I would say, Mr. Speaker, that I live in Alexandria. And there is no higher minimum wage than the rest of the state. The city May pay some workers $8 an hour, because it decided in a contract with workers it's going to pay $8 an hour, if the gentleman wants to prevent cities from paying more to do that, they can do that. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 65, no, 34. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with House bills on third reading regular calendar, Page ten. House bill 1386 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to firearm shows, penalties.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 96, no, three. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1387 relating to large preelection contributions. Dead lynn for disclosure.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no, one. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1391 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to protective orders, possession of firearms.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Speaking to the bill, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Todd Gilbert
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House for those of us who are, on my side who May be concerned about this deal, I just wanted to note that the national rifle association supports this bill as does Virginia citizen's defense league who testified in favor of it. And in the contribution of the universal deal, such as it is, going through, I just wanted to tell members on my side that both nra were supporting this bill as well.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 96, no. Three. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1232, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to compensation of dealers for recalled vehicles.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no, one. The bill is passed. House bill 784 related to possession of firearms. Military service exception.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. Aye, 99, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
And House bill related to memorials and monuments.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 92, no, 16 the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
And turning to Page 12 of the printed calendar, 1101 relating to automatic registration of sex offenders common interest community.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 99, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with code's calendar, House bills on second reading uncontested calendar. Page 12 House bills, in the block first up, House bill 127 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to real property tax exemption, spouse of member of armed services killed in action with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
I move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed no. Motion agreed to.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, House bill 127 killed in action means died of wounds received in action for the purposes of tax relief for spouses of service minutes. Mr. Speaker, I move the House engross the bill and pass to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 421 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia related to real property tax exemptions for veterans with service disability with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from.
[Unknown]
This bill is simple, there has been confusion across the state there has been confusion across the commonwealth. The substitute presented is a compromise that specifies the type of real property improvements used to cover household good s other than for business purposes. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill and move it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill 526 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to living shore lines.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Middlesex .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 526 provides any shore line project approved by the Virginia marine resources commission or shall qualify for exemption from property taxes.
[Unknown]
A bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to department of taxation reporting to committee on finance with an amendment.
[Unknown]
There Leftwich .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker, House bill 643 just clarifies that the department of taxation must initiate Suit to collect taxes from a taxpayer within seven years, as opposed to making an assessment, then collecting it saying they began with a letter. I ask the body engross the bill and pass to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 14 of the printed calendar, House bill 1064 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia and repeal others relating to reorganizing and recodifying duties of the tech tech association.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1064 makes changes to the chapter of the code of Virginia came out of the 2014 study that codifies language in the 2003 active assembly. We ask that you engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1089 by for the day. Page 15, House bill 1203 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to real property tax exemption, residents of disabled veterans and spouse of a service member killed in action. With a substitute.
Chris Jones
The gentleman from Giles, Mr. Yost.
Joseph Yost
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
Joseph Yost
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 1203 clarify that's manufactured homes owned by residents of certain disabled veterans or surviving spouses or members of the armed forces killed in action qualify for property tax exemptions.
[Unknown]
And House bill 1207 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to family and children trust fund taxation.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1207 clarifies that the family and childrens trust fund performs a governmental function so gifts and contributions would be accepted by the trust fund and exempt from state and local taxes. I move the bill engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
That is the final bill of the block.
Chris Peace
Shall the bills be engrossed? Bills engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bills on second reading regular calendar, Page 16 of printed calendar, three taken by. 193 passed, taken by until Thursday, February 11th. House bill 350 taken by until Thursday, February 11th and 689 taken by until tomorrow, next up, House bill 1096, a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia relating to regulation of firearms by state entities. With a substitute.
[Unknown]
The, Mr. Weber.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption committee substitute?
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Yes, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, what this 1096 does is puts us in a statute of where we were before the governor's executive order this summer so we can conceal and carry in state buildings.
[Unknown]
Mr. Simon.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, would the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I will yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I ask the gentleman says no agency can propose a rule regulation or have policy regarding firearms. Does that mean that the signs popping around executive buildings with guns with a slash through it are going to go away? Is that right?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I tell the gentleman he is correct.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield for a further question?
[Unknown]
Gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I will not.
[Unknown]
Gentleman declines to yield.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this bill was drafted widely, and leaves very little room for anyone to try to wiggle out of it. And we have heard speculation as to why this might be. This is a House substitute because we had to send back the original version of the bill because it has unintended consequences. It would have included universities, community colleges and institutions of higher education and campus police folks objected to that. We took that out. But we didn't take out a number of state agencies. We didn't take out an exception for Virginia state police, we don't have an exception for the capitol police, for the Virginia supreme court, or the court of appeals, so, arguably, under this statute, the way I read it the supreme court can't put up a sign that says no weapons because they're a state agency and not explicitly exempted from the bill. Same thing with department of forensic science, our medical examiner's office, and Virginia parole board. So Mr. Speaker, I urge folks, I understand what this bill is trying to do. What it's trying to reverse. I think May be written too broadly and I hope there will be the will of the bod yes to vote no, and not engross this bill. Gentleman from Prince William, m ling ma filter.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I urge the bod yes to support this bill. And I think it's unfortunate this executive order was brought forward in the first place. When we do public policy, particularly around the issue of public safety, there should be a true and clear basis for that policy. You don't have a plethora of shootings going on in state buildings. It's not going on. To a certain extent, this might have been addressed if someone brought us clear evidence that there was a problem. It is my understanding personally both the Virginia state police and the capitol police, that they were never queried on whether or not this was a necessary policy. So, I understand the concern, the expressed concern of the administration. But I believe that the order in and of etc. Self was bad policy because it was not based on good facts. So I courage the bod yes to support the bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Webbert?
[Unknown]
I forgot to ask the body to move the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Fairfax, miss Watts .
Vivian Watts
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. My mother used to say two wrongs don't make a right. Whatever you May say, the bill before us, again is extraordinarily broadly written. When I look at the words starting on line 15 and repeated on line 20, purchase, possession, transfer, ownership, carrying, storage or transportation of firearms, so we're telling an agency that unless we pass a statute, you cannot have any policies about purchasing that weapon. Now, are we going to go in and micro manage exactly what, if an agency has a need for firearms in its mission? Are we going to go in and micro manage and talk about exactly with a you're supposed to do as far as the purchase? This is too broadly stated and should not be passed in reaction to a much more narrow executive order about the carrying of weapons in agencies, thank you.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
Vivian Watts
Turning to Page 18 of the printed calendar, House bill 1348 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to smoking in motor vehicles, presence of minor under age eight. And Mr. Speaker, there is a floor substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the floor substitute.
[Unknown]
Do we have the floor substitute?
[Unknown]
It's been distributed. I apologize, yes.
Bill Howell
The questions on adoption of the floor substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Floor substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Washington .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, the floor substitute provides any person who smokes in a motor vehicle with child under age eight is civil to civil penalty of $100 and I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Campbell, Mr. Fariss.
Matt Fariss
Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Matt Fariss
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to ask the patron, I know the bill has good intentions but would he not agree drinking chocolate milk is bad for children?
[Unknown]
Can I interrupt you just a moment? Are you asking a question?
[Unknown]
Okay. Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Yes, I yield.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I ask the patron will he not agree drinking chocolate milk is bad fwor childrens health?
[Unknown]
There are benefits to chocolate milk.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, another follow up question.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I ask the patron is chocolate milk on his list of things to out law next year?
[Unknown]
I would respond to the gentleman, no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Mr. Speaker, would the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Steve Landes
I yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I ask the gentleman. I know he knows as well as members of the House do how important it is for law enforcement officers to enforce the laws and make sure that the public is protected. My question, Mr. Speaker, related to that is can the gentleman tell me if a deputy, a member of the state police, a trooper, along a roadway, saw a parent smoking in the vehicle but, what that parent was smoking is what we call a vap s vape, a vapor, a piece of e cigarette. Woo this bill then apply to that situation?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I respond Delegate Peace asked that question in 2010 and he responded it does not apply to those.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, would the gentleman tell me how a law enforcement officer would know the difference if someone was holding an e cigarette or real cigarette to their lips and trying to enforce the law and how they can tell the difference?
[Unknown]
It's a secondary offense, if you examined things that are smoking, one is admitting vapor, one, smoke so that is how we tell the difference.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield for a final question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
Bill Howell
Will the gentleman agree that going to my first question that is this that important when someone is speeding past that law enforcement officer and causing harm to other potential motorists along the roadway? Would this be more important for them to stop individuals than to pursue someone driving or speeding as the gentleman from Scott is known to do?
[Unknown]
This is a secondary owe fence so they'd probably already been pulled over for something severe enough so yes.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman.
[Unknown]
Mr. Lingmafelter.
Bill Howell
Would the gentleman from from Scott rise for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman, he knows how much I respect him as a legal mind and defender of freedom. As someone stands against nanny state bills, and stands up for people to make choices they can freely make. I ask the gentleman to give me comfort. Does he support this bill?
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman, that I do support this bill. This is for the children.
[Unknown]
For the children. [ applause ].
Bill Howell
The gentleman from hope well.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I 'd like to speak to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I smoked from the time I was 12 years old, until I was like 59. Okay? And I quit while I was still in the general assembly. And Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, we have a tendency here to tell everybody how to live, we tell them what to do. And how to act, and this bill, when I smoked, I had three children. And we, even in the winter time, I would crack my window like this so the smoke would go outside. I think this is an infringement on people that they have control of their own lives in I urge the body in all due respect to my good friend to vote against the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third read?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? Speaking to the bill. Down front. You're looking too far back.
[Unknown]
You know, it never hurts to press your speak button.
[Unknown]
Sorry. I will press that here.
[Unknown]
I respect the opinion of my colleague, having been a smoker but I have never been a smoker but I was the subject of the abuses that come from a parent that had no regard for my health when it came to that. I grew up with a chain smoker my entire young life. I have a chronic cough that comes from that. My friends make fun of me at times because they tell they can find me in a department store or grocery store or church because they can hear my cough. I think we need to protect children. We require them to wear seat belts and get into car seats, and I think this is just another step in protecting our children, thank you.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and pass to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with second reading, regular, House bill 63 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the local license tax and sales and use tax exemptions, certain nonprofit organizations reporting to committee on finance with amendments.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Yes. I move committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Yes. The amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 63 provides and conforms Virginia 's law to changes made to the irs code at the federal level. And is needed to remove confusion about and I move we engross the bill and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 19, House bill 872 a bim bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia of the active assembly relating to sales and use tax exemption, certain data centers, reporting to the committee on finance with a substitute, there is also a floor amendment to the committee substitute distributed and available online.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Huing yes.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, in 2014 the statewide impact was over 36,000 jobs, $2.7 billion in wages, $8.6 billion in economic output. This is a broad industry from northern Virginia to south side, the home of the new microsoft data center to a new center and 65,000 square feet in Virginia. What this bill does is extends the sunset 15 years. While normally I 've been a fan of shorter sun sets because of long lag time in this, I think it's important to do it 15 years, also, recognizing that at least 12 states have no sunset at all. I hope it be the will of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Clerk will report a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Floor amendment offered by Delegate marshal of Prince William to the committee substitute amendment one, after line 142 insert the language that has been distributed and available online.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William to explain his floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, when I saw this bill, in the finance committee, which I 'm a member, I had legislation addressing this that had not been called up and didn't know it was going to be called up before the second coming so I decided to offer this amendment to raise this issue to address circumstance in Prince William County. And this amendment is drawn up as a universe of one. One piece of property in the state matches this. This description. It's in hay markets. It's been purchased by Mr. Jeff besos, owner of amazon, who is in his estimate above and beyond accountable to anyone. In a new York article about his sweat shop type operation, he showed how compassionate he was in some of his warehouses by rather than installing air conditioning, in his warehouses, he was so compassionate as to offer to put ambulances outside of his establishment so that when workers fainted from exhaustion and heat stroke, they were immediately transported to hopefully be revived in the comfort of a local ambulance. Several hundred people have written Mr. Besos. He told readers of the "new York times" that he would answer all queries from the common man and woman. He answered none of those. The member of another body and myself, and members here have written Mr. Besos, again, with no answer. The impact that the placement of a data center on property could hold about five of these data centers. On the local property value range from a loss of 30 to $50 billion. We give breaks to an industry that will promote the common good and provide material benefit or jobs but when you've got a data center that is going to cause this much damage for many, many years, I don't think they should get the benefit of a sales tax exemption. So all this does, if it exemptions, and by the way, when the state corporation commission, we're asking for hearings to be held after this session of the general assembly was over. I received a response from the state corporation commission that said well, we have decided to hold a hearing when we will hold them during the session. And amazon and dominion have a construction schedule and want to meet it. You know, I asked myself, are they going to hold a hearing? Or just going to sign off on a construction schedule because Mr. Plutocrat decides he wants to build this and nothing will get in his way. If he wants to build it and wreck william county, that is not his business, but this body should 23409 not be in the business of giving him a tax break.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Keam.
Mark Keam
I appreciate the concerns of Delegate from Prince William but I serve on the subcommittee that will be taking up these bills and just checking and talking to the chairman about this. Several bills are still pending including one of mine. This will be coming up today. I want to assure the gentleman his bill will be heard today. The under lying bill is one crafted to make sure it's as narrow as possible, but provides tax assessment that we need to be competitive across the country for an industry we know data centers are bringing more revenues to the state, but the reason why today is so important for Virginia and many colleagues from appropriations and finance committees during holiday seasons. The reason is because the internet was created in northern Virginia and the hub, the spectrum of world wide web is based in northern Virginia. It's critical to maintain that leadership. I urged body to reject the floor amendment.
[Unknown]
I didn't know al gore was from northern Virginia .
Mark Keam
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
To the amendment?
Tim Hugo
Yes, sir. Mr. Speaker, I hope everybody votes no on this amendment. My friend here to my right has expression about get your own veal. But here is the fact. The gentleman from Prince William has his own bill. It's in committee today, he just wants to add this to my bill. Here is the under lying bill, not talking about amazon. This bill passes we're going to have a shot at bringing another, month facilities worth $1.5 billion to the commonwealth. The fact is that we don't want to play around this. We want to bring the jobs here, we have said this session is about jobs, the economy, improving it. I think this bill can do it. When the gentleman's bill comes up later today that this is drafted on in committee, I 'll be inclined to vote for it. This is not the time for place for it. I hope people will vote no on the amendment and please come look at the subcommittee today, everybody can weigh in this afternoon. Thank you very much.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Addressing the measure one more time.
Bill Howell
When I divide this amendment and told constituents and gave them my promising the hearing on this bill was in the ether, Mr. Speaker. I didn't know if this was going to come up. So I make a promise, I keep a promise. I want to fight for my constituents, thank you. I hope the gentleman from Fairfax will give me a favorable vote this afternoon.
[Unknown]
Did you withdraw the amendment?
[Unknown]
Good move.
Bill Howell
Yeses on adoption of the floor amendment offered by the gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshal. As many as favor adoption of the floor amendment will please say aye. Those opposed, no. The chair is in doubt. The floor amendment is rejected.
Bob Marshall
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bob Marshall
Gentleman from Charlottesville. Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
David Toscano
Yes, sir, I yield.
[Unknown]
I ask the gentleman as I read this very good bill, when it had impact statement attached, it said it had no physical impact. The theory in that, there is going to be so much money flowing in, that it more than counter mans any revenue that might arise as a result of this. Is that the assumption?
[Unknown]
We have had meetings with the appropriations on this bill. The current sunset is in 2020. And it doesn't impact the current budget because the sunset we're impacting is in the outyears. They take this into account within the budget.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Follow up question.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I read this bill, would I be correct that they only get the exemption if creating new jobs and pay 150% of the average prevailing average wage in that locality. Is that not correct? Giving them a benefit because they're paying more. Is that right?
[Unknown]
We're giving them benefit because of that, because of the things about what it does to the economy. Statewide, one and a half times 289 million in state and local taxes and the average data center employee makes $105,942 a year in $2,014.
[Unknown]
Thank the gentleman, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
I'm very proud to support this very fine bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading?
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye.
[Unknown]
House bill 1093 relating to income tax credit for donations of food drops to nonprofit food banks with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from rock ridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move committee amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from rock ridge.
Ben Cline
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1093 addresses two different concerns that are prevalent, food insecurity and quality of the food that is provided through our food banks. The bill would provide a $5,000 nonrefundable tax credit to farmers who grow fruits and vegetables and donate those to food banks locally. The food banks are saying that they do not have enough fresh produce, locally grown, to provide and they have to go out of the area to purchase and it's more expensive. This is the way to incentivize the farmers to donate excess crops to the food banks and help address both problems of footed insecurity and quality of food provided.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
David Toscano
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
It says the tax commissioner would be prohibited from issuing more than $1.75 million in credits. Can the gentleman tell me how that was arrived at?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I say to the gentleman we put a cap on thespe bill 1122 extends the sunset to 2024 the space station until 2024. Increase in the money allotted is a code adjustment. Following the budget. I hope it is the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 20, 1252 taken by for the day. That completes second reading of regular calendar, next resolutions uncontested calendar.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Grease on.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, having voted on the prevailing side for which House bill 944 on Page eight failed to pass, I ask we reconsider that vote.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Greason moves we reconsider that vote.
Tag Greason
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The bill is before us.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I have a motion.
Tag Greason
Gentleman May state it.
[Unknown]
I ask the bill go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by for the day.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Clerk will continue.
[Unknown]
Resolution uncontested calendar, Page 20, House joint resolution 97, directing the joint commission on technology and science to study the common wealth's aerospace industry. With a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Yancey.
David Yancey
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, I move the substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Chairman and members of the House, House joint resolution 97 directs how to grow aerospace from education to new manufacturing opportunities. Mr. Speaker, like what the Virginia chamber did with the blueprint for Virginia, this is the same way to grow our economy with new opportunities, this is from the aerospace advisory council myself and Delegate Sickles and Bloxom serve on.
David Yancey
Shall the resolution be adopted?
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 100, no, 0. The resolution is adopted. >> Continuing with the calendar, House joint resolution one, taken by until Friday, February 12th. That completes the calendar.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Just today's meetings, the appropriations higher education subcommittee is meeting 15 minutes upon adjournment of the House in the ninth floor proep yeahings room. That is an additional meeting. Then, one half hour after adjournment, full appropriations will meet. Courts of justice committee are going to meet a half hour after adjournment of the House down in House room c and then, subcommittee are stacked therefore. Civil law submeets adjournment of the full committee, then, constitutional law submeets pob upon adjournment of the civil suband finally, courts of justice, criminal law, will meet upon adjournment of constitutional law. A change in time for criminal law courts. Then, one hour after adjournment of the House approximately 3:00, finance committee meets in House room d. That is a new meeting for House finance. Finance subcommittee one will meet upon adjournment of the full committee that could change in time for finance subone. Appropriations committee meets today at 3:00 in the ninth floor appropriations room. Change in time for folks agriculture sub. The agriculture Chesapeake natural resources subcommittee meets at 4:00 today in the age floor west conference room. And appropriations elementary and secondary education subcommittee will meet at 4:00 on the ninth floor. That is a change in day and time for elementary and secondary. And counties, cities and towns subcommittee two meets today, they're going to do at 4:00 in seven west. Finance committee subcommittee two will meet at 4:00 today. And then, the transportation subcommittee two meets immediately upon adjournment of the finance subcommittee meeting in House room d. A change in date, time, and location. So two is meeting today over in House room d. Transportation subcommittee four meeting has been cancelled and appropriations will be meeting up in the nine floor. This is an additional meeting and hwi subcommittee has been cancelled and rural caucus meeting has been cancelled. Looking to tomorrow, Thursday, February 11th, transportation committee subcommittee three meets early at 7:00 a.M. In House room c. Likewise, the legislative sportsman's caucus meets at 7:00 in the fifth floor west conference room. A change in location. And militia police public safety will not be meeting however, there will be a special rules subcommittee meeting tomorrow at 7:30 a.M. That is a new meeting for special rules sub. Hampton roads will be meeting at 8:00, the outdoor recreation caulk yug meets tomorrow morning at 8:00 in the fifth floor east conference room. And later tomorrow morning at 8:30, transportation committee will meet down in the first floor in House room c. However, hwi will not be meeting tomorrow. Health, welfare and institutions has been cancelled tomorrow. And subcommittee two not meeting tomorrow. Then, at 10:00, House rules, committee on rules will meet at 10:00 in the sixth floor speaker's conference room, an additional meeting for rules and finally, appropriations public safety meets tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.M. The democratic caucus meets at 11:30 a.M. And republican caucus meets at 11:30 House room one. There is text of all what I said.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Bulova.
David Bulova
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for aun announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
David Bulova
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House the clerk announced we're going to have our meeting of the outdoor recreation caucus tomorrow morning in room 5 east. Don't laugh. 8:00 in the morning. The purpose, outdoor recreation is a serious business in Virginia worth about $13.6 billion to the economy but just certainly to have fun, we're looking to organize outdoor events during session as well as throughout the year. Then, our next meeting will be hosted by the Virginia craft beer guild. Not in the general assembly. You'll have to talk from the gab to 8th street. I hope you will join me tomorrow morning and come up for the caucus, thank you Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Ware.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I can't offer craft beers but House finance committee will be meeting, unusual, the full committee meets very briefly and one bill and subcommittees will meet.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Campbell, Mr. Fariss.
Matt Fariss
Mr. Speaker, I made an announcement in the morning about tomorrow's steak fries. Everyone was sent an invitation for their secretary. We know who all of you are and invite you to come. You won't need a ticket.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker I move the House adjourn today and adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon.
Bill Howell
He's been riding in cars with people smoking. Gentleman from Colonial Heights there Cox moves the House reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now adjourn.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Colonial Heights moves the House do now adjourn. The House stands adjourned until tomorrow at 12:00 noon. Tomorrow at 12:00 noon.