02/11/2016 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 B. Courtney McBath, Senior Founding Pastor, Calvary Revival Church, Norfolk

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leaves of Absence granted: Delegates Anderson and Pillion

Journal for Wednesday, February 10, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 24, 170, 215, 225, 314, 417, 467, 506, 507, 536, 598, 600, 611, 634, 636, 643, 651, 667, 671, 673, 680, 691, 695, 709, 758, 768
Senate joint resolutions agreed to: SJRs 27, 35, 48, 49, 51, 58, 61, 71, 73, 80, 85, 87, 88, 89, 97, 101, 102, 129

Committee reports
From Appropriations: HBs 197, 240A, 287A, 420, 450S, 775 (referred), 896, 1012, 1044S, 1090A, 1114A, 1149, 1245 (referred), 1344S
From Courts of Justice: SB 610 (referred); HBs 102, 168, 342S, 364 (referred), 467S, 485S, 510, 543A, 602S, 610S, 616, 622S, 625, 645S, 703S, 752, 754, 765, 779, 857, 860A, 861A, 862, 868, 886A, 889, 890, 891, 892, 910S, 920S, 922 (referred), 924A, 1087S, 1088S (referred), 1105As, 1150S, 1153As (referred), 1160S (referred), 1189S (referred), 1257S, 1290, 1310, 1319S, 1361As, 1362S
From Finance: SB 545
From Rules: HB 814S; HJs 3As, 90As, 245
From Transportation: HBs 98S, 407, 715S, 728, 1042S (referred), 1111S, 1190S, 1276A, 1287, 1312, 1383A

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

CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 127S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 421S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 526 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 643A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1064 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1203S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1207 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 944 - Engrossment reconsidered
HB 1096S - Passed (Y-64 N-34), Reconsidered, Passed (Y-63 N-35)
HB 1348S - Passed by for the day
HB 63A - Passed (Y-96 N-1)
HB 872S - Passed (Y-95 N-1)
HB 1093A - Passed (Y-95 N-1)
HB 1122A - Passed (Y-94 N-4)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1089A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 97S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed, Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 248A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 256 - Engrossed
HB 293S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 384S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed, Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 409 - Engrossed
HB 454S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 501A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 536 - Engrossed
HB 581S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 700S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 760 - Engrossed
HB 789S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 809 - Engrossed
HB 905SA - Committee Substitute agreed to, Delegate Yancey floor amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 991S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed, Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1059 - Passed by for the day
HB 1229 - Engrossed
HB 1269A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1273A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1277A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1292A - Passed by for the day
HB 1359 - Engrossed
HB 1376 - Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 944SA - Delegate Wilt floor amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 3 - Passed by until Friday, February 12, 2016
HB 193S - Passed by for the day
HB 350S - Passed by for the day
HB 689 - Passed by for the day
HB 1252 - Passed by for the day
HB 1390 - Rereferred to Committee on Finance
HB 613A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 912S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed

RESOLUTIONS
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HJR 7S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Moved to Regular Calendar
HJR 45 - Agreed to Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HJR 69 - Agreed to Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HJR 84 - Agreed to Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HJR 120S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Agreed to Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HJR 157S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Agreed to Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)

RESOLUTIONS
REGULAR CALENDAR
HJR 1 - Passed by until Friday, February 12, 2016
HJR 160S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Agreed to (Y-90 N-6)
HJR 7S - Passed by for the day

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 1
SB 252
SB 284
SB 292
SB 307
SB 344
SB 356

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 118S
HB 209A
HB 381S
HB 436S
HB 519S
HB 523
HB 524
HB 578A
HB 682
HB 750
HB 831S
HB 903S
HB 907
HB 961S
HB 1015S
HB 1108A
HB 1230
HB 1250A
HB 1253
HB 1299
HB 1303S
HB 1321
HB 1377S

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 36
HB 44S
HB 46S
HB 57S
HB 66S
HB 234S
HB 264A
HB 448S
HB 521
HB 565S
HB 584S
HB 659S
HB 678S
HB 749S
HB 786
HB 895
HB 930
HB 936S
HB 977A
HB 1061A
HB 1103
HB 1115A
HB 1132
HB 1134S
HB 1231S
HB 1234
HB 1279
HB 1282S
HB 1311S
HB 1329

SENATE BILLS READ FIRST TIME AND REFERRED
SB 17 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 22 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 46 - Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
SB 49 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 50 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 51 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations
SB 57 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 128 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 150 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 153 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 169 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 172 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 180 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 193 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 204 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 210 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 212 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
SB 227 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
SB 237 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 246 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 248 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
SB 264 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
SB 270 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 286 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 290 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 294 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 296 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 309 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 327 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 336 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 343 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 358 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 392 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 414 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 415 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 418 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 427 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 438 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 444 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 451 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 452 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 454 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 460 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 463 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
SB 466 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 491 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
SB 513 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
SB 517 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 527 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 538 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 549 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 574 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 589 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 597 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 626 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 631 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 642 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 660 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 669 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 679 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 686 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 690 - Referred to Committee on Finance
SB 704 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 705 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 715 - Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
SB 750 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 765 - Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 767 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 769 - Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
SB 770 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
SB 774 - Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 1:33 p.m. to meet Friday, February 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.

Transcript

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

[Unknown]
>>. >>> The House will come to order. Members please take your seats. Sargent at arms.
Bill Howell
The House is now in session, all persons not entitled to privileges on the floor, please retire to the gallery.
Bill Howell
Members will rise and be led in prayer by bishop b courtney mac beth and remain stand are to the pledge of allegiance to the united states of america led by gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Good afternoon. May we pray? Today, we stand before you all mighty God to give you praise for who you are and all that you have done for us. We bless your name and give thanks for your overwhelming provision and acknowledging you are God and beside you, there is no other. Our prayer that you would continue to watch over our nation and the nations of the world. Keep your loving hand upon the men, women and children who live here, deliver us from greed and anger, hatred and prejudice and place a loving heart within us all. We ask for your forgiveness for every unkind thought or word and deed and your help to live lives that please you. Lord, protect our troops and and the freedoms that we hold dear. Teach us to love, give, and think the best of one another even in moments when our ideals and opinions differ. Let your power and glory be expressed in our commonwealth. May the men and women gathered in this great Hall be Wise tools in your hands that produce prosperity for the citizens of Virginia. We ask these things in your name, amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ]. >> Members will answer roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
Kirk Cox
I have examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for February 10, 2016. Does the clerk have any announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Not at this time Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
House will come to order. Gentleman from from Westmoreland Mrs. Ransom.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
I would like the May the journal reflect by seat mate is away on pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
The journal will so reflect.
[Unknown]
He had a bill on third reading didn't he?
[Unknown]
And I 'd like to move House bill 1438 be passed by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1348 by for the day.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, on Page 15 of the calendar I 'd like to move House bill 1292 be passed by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by for the day.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Bagby.
Lamont Bagby
Mr. Speaker rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Lamont Bagby
Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday governor terry mcauliffe announced that polly conis manufacturing a joint venture that will invest $60 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Henrico County. Sorry, Mr. Speaker, you must have told these fine young people to hold their applause until I 'm finished. Because I just said more than $60 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Henrico County. They're entities of air liquid health care, Virginia, successfully completed against ohio for, Virginia competed against ohio for the project, which will create approximately 50 new jobs. The governor met with senior company officials at headquarters in paris during his european marketing mission in June. Polycon manufacturing llc manufactures ingredients for technologies and cosmetics. Air liquid maintained Virginia operations in Chesterfield County and pris william county for over ten years. The Virginia chick partnership worked with Henrico County economic development authority and a greater Richmond partnership to secure the project. Governor mcauliffe approved $700,000 from the Virginia investment partnership program and incentive available. The company is eligible to receive benefits from the port of Virginia, economic and infrastructure development zone grant programs, and also, funding and services to support the employee training, activities will be provided through Virginia job investment program. I thank Henrico County, the greater Richmond partnership and the governor for the support to build a new Virginia economy. You May now applaud. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Today, our morning prayer was offered by bishop mac beth of the calvary church of Norfolk. For 25 years he worked to realize every expanding vision for ministry. He graduated from massachusetts institute of technology, earning his bachelors of science and a doctor of ministry from the providence bible college theological seminary. Knowing at a young age he wanted to pastor a church, in 1989 he pastored at Norfolk international airport, sensing he was to begin a church in that city. Church with his wife, starting in a hotel conference room, the ministry experienced unusual growth. To accommodate this growth, it became necessary to relocate several times until finally bishop mac beth started the ending in the church's present location. Today, calvary revival church serves upwards of thousands weekly, and bishop's television broadcast aired over 20 years, in 1998 he formed calvary alliance of churches, an organization that serves pastors and leaders in the united states, africa, india and the caribbean. He is the president of an organization to promote accountability and unity among churches and its leaders. Bishop mac beth has dedicated his life to teaching of God 's word. His heart is to see people enjoy vibrant relationships with christ and walk in God 's will for their lives. He's been married to his wife janine for 34 years, they have four sons, a daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren. Mr. Speaker, it is my hope that it be the pleasure of this body to extend a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Greason.
Tag Greason
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Tag Greason
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, with great pleasure I ask miss sarah christie to stand in the gallery. Miss christie was recognized as one of only eight recipients of the Virginia lottery super teacher of the year award. 800 nominations for this award were received from every corner and sarah was chosen because of her commitment to passion, education, creativity and innovation, and exemplary parent involvement. I'd like to recognize sarah. 800 applications. We're the best, she's the best. Please give her a great, warm, House welcome.
[Unknown]
We're honored to have you with us and want to congratulate this on this very significant achievement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Yancey.
David Yancey
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a motion.
[Unknown]
I ask House bill 1252 by for the day.
David Yancey
Without objection, by for the day.
[Unknown]
Gent well yom from Alexandria, miss Herring .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for two points of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Two?
[Unknown]
Two, yes.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, we have some good news on the health front last week at the end of the health insurance open enrollment period in January, 421,897 virginians have signed up for health insurance through the federal health insurance marketplace. And a thank you is due to Virginia community health care association, developing a network of the sisters across the state and Virginia poverty law center, working on outreach, education and provided helpers. Those two groups do a lot of work to help them by health insurance coverage. And it reminds us that many of those approximately 400,000 virginians couldn't afford health insurance before the affordable health care act passed. That number shows just how many of our citizens need help and it reminds us of the many virginians still waiting for us to help them. Those folks are in the coverage gap, not qualifying for a current program, but too low income to receive federal subsidies. Those people are still waiting for us to act and expand access to health care. And to take advantage of what is available. And my second point of personal privilege, thank you. For Black history month, I want you to think back to when you're a child from the baking soda volcano, or seeing a wave in the ocean or stars, children marvel at science, it can inspire people to do great things and achieve the impossible. What does this have to do about Black history month? We talk about stem education and the question is why are many of our young women, particularly young women of color so far behind in the fields? I believe the question we're still answering but what I know is that fostering the imagination and displaying successful role models is a key component. Michelle Nichols inspired a generation of women. When I was a little girl, flipping through tv stations the old fashioned way, not with a remote control, not with a remote control, but turning the station, I stopped when I ran across a Black woman talking on tv, especially one having a grand space adventure, now, I 've never been a trekkie, but she did make me stop and pay attention. I wasn't the only one, have you heard of May jameson? She received a bs in chemical engineering and ba in african american studies. She had a love for art and Dance and had to decide whether to go to new York medical school or become a professional dancer. Her mother told her, you can always Dance if you're a doctor, but you can't doctor if you're a dancer. So she earned her doctorate from cornell university in 1981. After working as a general practitioner, she served two and a half years in the Peace corps, spending time in sierra leone and liberia. Upon her return, she decided to pursue her dream and reach for the stars. After the historic ride of sally ride, the first american woman in space, jameson applied to the nasa astronaut program and was selected out of 2,000 applicants in 1997 and became the first african american woman to become a nasa astronaut. On September 12th, May jameson became the first african american woman in space, when the space shuttle endeavor carried her and six other astronauts on 126 orbits around the earth. A mission specialist was a co-investigator of two bone cell research experiments, one of 43 experiments were done on her mission. Jameson left nasa in 1993 and founded her own company, the jameson group. The mission is to encourage a love of mission in young people and bring advanced technology across the globe. She established and international space camp for high school students and working on the 100 year starship program. Her legacy has been carried on as we see new classes of astronauts become more diverse, she helped blaze trail for women. We have seen strong african american women become role models we need to make sure all of our young people of every race have a chance to pursue their dreams and education that will be needed in our new Virginia economy. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker I rise for an announcement and introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Barry Knight
Yes, sir. I'd like to, the announcement is the junior Delegate from Virginia beach we'd like to recognize he's still junior because today is his 40th birthday. And if that is not bad enough, we have your beautiful wife paige sitting back here also and I know you didn't know that. Mr. Speaker, since I 've embarrassed him can I have an introduction now?
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I 'd like to introduce the Virginia maritime association for port day. It was organized to promote, protect and encourage international and domestic commerce across Virginia. Employing over 70,000 virginians, it continues to be the voice of Virginia port industries for progressive development of a water front and the vma plays a significant leadership role to ensure Virginia remains competitive relating to water borne commerce. The vma is a primary advocate for interest of the maritime interest, developing opportunities for membership of Virginia ports and joining us today in the gallery are john milikin, the chairman, bill coper, Virginia pilot association and dan glover, gtl transport. Please join me in giving them and 50 colleagues a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
We're delighted to have the visitors with us today and thank you for all you that you do for our commonwealth.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from Fairfax, miss Filler-Corn .
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
Joining us in the gallery are advocates for child care aware Virginia and several parents who experienced the unspeakable as they lost their children in unlicensed child care. They're here to advocate for legislation that will strengthen our child care laws. If you will please rise. I wanted to thank and commend the families for having the courage to share their heart wrenching stories with us. In memory of came, jackie and matthew allen in memory of joseph, and michelle and david bullock in memory of brielle. What we know in Virginia is that nearly 60 children have died, mostly babies in unlicensed child care. It is a tragedy when any child dies but knowing the deaths could have been preventible is the greatest tragedy. As a working mother I know how important finding good, safe, child care is and we know how important it is for our state laws to protect these children, join me in giving these brave individuals, these families and advocates, all for child care safety a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
We appreciate so much you being with us today and thank you for your advocacy. Thank you for being here today. Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this morning we were very honored to have visit us in the capitol during the sportsman's caucus, the congressional sportsman's foundation. And this is an absolutely remarkable organization. They have not only established a congressional sportsman's caucus in which they have bipartisan u.S. Senators, bipartisan House of representative leadership and have established sportsman's caucuses across the united states. And Virginia is one of the first from 2004. Additionally in 2009, they began an organization for governors as well. And this is really significant. I want to share a couple quick statistics with you about hunting and fishing in Virginia. Because it's remarkable. In 2011, this is the data we were given this morning, over 1,068,000 people hunted for fished in Virginia. That developed $2.38 billion in spending in the commonwealth. Hunters and anglers support, and this is a significant number, 39,164 jobs. Spending by sportsmen and sports women in Virginia generated $242 million in state and local taxes in 2011. Enough to support average salaries of more than 4700 police and sheriff patrol officers. So, when people talk to you about hunting and fishing and asking what you think about this, as an industry, remember, the huge impact on the Virginia economy f you're not a member of our sportsman's caucus, we want you to join and become more aware about how vital this industry is to this great commonwealth, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, miss Murphy .
Kathleen Murphy
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of an
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Kathleen Murphy
Thank you, joining us are alumni, or almunae from emerge Virginia. It's an organization that teaches women, democratic women, how to run for office. They did a great job for us and introduction. Are doing a great job for the many women here with them today. Would you stand up? So this is a training that helps women nationwide. I'd like you to give them a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Thank you for coming today and hope you enjoy your visit. Gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt.
Tony Wilt
Mr. Speaker I have a motion for House bill 944 on Page four of the calendar.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Tony Wilt
Mr. Speaker, having voting on the prevailing side for which it was passed and moved to third reading I move we reconsider that vote.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt moves that having voted on the prevailing side, by which we passed 944. Gentleman from Rockingham Mr. Wilt moves that voting on the prevailing side that we engrossed and passed to third reading 944 we reconsider that vote. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Motion is agreed to. Gentleman from from Richmond city, miss McQuinn .
Tony Wilt
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Tony Wilt
Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, I 'm delighted to introduce to you the chapter of the national coalition of 100 Black women, started in March, 2015 and started much the same time as the national chapter with a few african american women led by chapter president Dr. Delta bowers, committed to addressing needs found between african american women, citizens of all economic, and social back grounds across the area. This that I that the sheer number of african american women suffer from poverty, mental health and domestic violence Dr. Bowers and members have coordinated to highlight at both the local and national level the need for stronger policies and infrastructures that support and up lift women suffering from domestic violence as well as promoting the economic sustainability of Black women, and girls, nationwide. The coalition of 100 Black women advocates through national and local actions and alliances that impact the commonwealth. I ask them to stand, those that are in the gallery and if you would please join me in giving them a warm welcome, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have the individuals tors with us today, thank you for coming.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Bedford, miss Byron .
Kathy Byron
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Kathy Byron
I would like to request.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, in 2013, hjr 754 designated jamestown York town foundation as a lead agency to commemorate the 400 anniversary of important events in Virginia and the nation's history. Important events that will be recognized include the first representative legislative assembly of the new world, arrival of the first applicants to the english north america, observance of the first thanksgiving and impact of women in the Virginia colony. The commemoration will emphasize the ideals of democracy, diversity and opportunity to launch programs and events of national and international significance, build awareness of the role of the creation of the united states and several members of the body play an active role. Several members have shown great leadership on this initiative to carry out the work of the 2019 steering commission. Some are in l gallery and I ask them to rise. The steering committee has planned through more than 80 individuals working on program plans, bringing diverse back grounds with numerous organizations. You have each received copies of the 2019 commemoration progress report and I encourage you to review the progress we have made. I would lake to recognize several individuals playing critical roles in the 2019 planning. Frank atkinson and george keith Martin, members of the 2019 committees, phil emmerson, and commemoration director kathy spangler and Mr. Speaker, Scott surovel. I ask the members to join me in welcoming the members of the commission. We thank the gentleman and where is Scott ? Gentleman from Richmond city, miss McClellan .
Jennifer McClellan
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Jennifer McClellan
It's not who you think. Joining us in the gallery today we have the national association of social workers Virginia chapter, over 300 members of the students of the association have come today, hopefully many of you have had a chance to visit with them, today, americans enjoy many privileges because early social workers such as jane Adams saw misery and industry and took action while inspiring others along the way. Social workers advocate for several rights of all people, regardless of gender, race, faith, age, sexual orientation. To the advancement of dignity and justice, social workers promote the mental, physical, spiritual health and rights of all individuals and communities in countless ways and you can find social workers practicing in a variety of arenas including counselling, case management, fund raising, research, project development, community organizing, policy, planning, advocacy, and they make excellent legislative aides. Please join me today in extending a warm House welcome to the social workers we have today. We're pleased to have you with you today. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Mr. Simon. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
I have in the gallery a member visiting the foster city school board, which we can all agree is the greatest school system and we have lawrence web. Please give him a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, joining us are Virginia housing aalliance, they're here to speak about the need to expand affordable housing and end homelessness in Virginia. One thing we can agree is decent, affordable housing is not only important of family security but the corner stone of healthy communities. Advocates are focusing on Virginia housing trust fund. The first round resulted in 533 jobs. The budget proposes $10 million a year for Virginia housing trust fund and advocates will be asking for our support. I ask you join me in giving them a warm welcome to the capitol.
Chris Peace
Pleased to have visitors with us today, thank you for all that you do in Virginia. We appreciate that. Gentleman from Washington Mr. O'quinn.
Israel O'Quinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Israel O'Quinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And members of the House, joining us today we have representatives from Bristol chamber of commerce, I ask they stand they have a five-star rating from the u.S. Chamber of commerce. I know some areas might be a little contentious, but they do a great job and they do a great job.
[Unknown]
We thank the members for your visit to the capitol and hope you enjoy your time here, are there further motions and resolutions under rule 39? If not, clerk will call calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for Thursday, February 11, 2016, House bills on third reading uncontested calendar. Seven bills of the block are 127, 421, 526, ■>■>■>643, 1064, and 1207.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 97, no, 0. The bims are passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page four, House bills on third reading regular calendar. Page hour, House bill 944 referred back, been moved back to second reading take it off beginning of that category. House bill 1096 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to regulation of firearms by state entities.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the role.
[Unknown]
Aye, 64, no, 34. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1348 by for the day. House bill 63, a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia related to local license tax and sales and use tax, certain nonprofit organizations.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 96, no, one. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
And House bill 872 the active assembly of 2012 relating to sales and use tax exemption, serb certain data centers.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Cheshg will close the roll.
[Unknown]
A bill to reenact a bill related to donation of food crops to nonprofit food banks.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 95, no, one. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
And House bill 1122 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to the commonwealth space flight transfer of funds.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. Aye, 94, no, four. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, House bills on second reading, Page six, the 25 or so bills on the uncontested second reading calendar are as follows. The House bill 1089 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the Virginia lottery fund, reporting to committee on finance with amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from rock ridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Those in favor say aye.
Ben Cline
We know the lottery is very important part of our commonwealth, funds our schools, as part of the system they're allowed to retain a certain percentage of revenues for administrative expenses. Now, as revenues have grown, the amount of money they get to keep has grown. As a result, I brought a bill to lower that from 10% to 8%. Here is an example. Some advertising done about ten years ago. About 10 years ago. This earned this fine gentleman $250,000 when he agreed and contracted with the lottery to appear on a ticket. So the lottery, fortunately stopped making contracts with private entities to put these types of people on our lottery tickets and they have been doing a pretty good job since then, but lowering to 8% is the goal of the bill. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and help make the lottery great again.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page seven, House bill 97 to extend the I -95 hot lanes to route 17 with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Berg. I'm sorry. I got confused. Sorry. Mr. Cole.
Mark Berg
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Mark Berg
I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption committee substitute. Those in favor say aye.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Spotsylvania .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this bill is just a shell of what it started out to be, now, it's a section one bill to have the department of transportation conduct an evaluation with the Fredericksburg planning organization to address traffic congestion on interstate 95 and I hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
May this be placed on regular calendar with the aaron burr bill?
Bill Howell
Without objection, after engrossment.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 248 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia with amendments February 2nd, reporting to committee of appropriations February 8th.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Minchew.
Randy Minchew
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move committee amendments.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Amendments agreed to, gentleman from Loudoun County .
Randy Minchew
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members of the House, House bill 248 protects some of our most-vulnerable citizens providing that the national exploitation of adult or adult protection services add a matter is made to the local law enforcement agency. I move this bill engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Page eight, printed calendar, House bill 256 a bill of the relief of robert Scott, emergency.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, miss McQuinn .
Delores McQuinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 256 is the motor vehicle transaction recovery fund, a special fund administered by the motor vehicle dealer board, through assessment made by the board on dealers. No tax dollars go into the fund, it's designed to make payment to consumer who's earned a judgment of fraud against a dealer when the dealer does not pay the judgment.
[Unknown]
House bill 293 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to prescription monitoring program, requirements of prescribers of opiates with a substitute.
Delores McQuinn
Gentleman from Alexandria, miss Herring .
Charniele Herring
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye, opposed no. Agreed to.
Charniele Herring
Hb 293 has been introduced to address the epidemic of drug overdoses and doctor shopping. It allows to query the monitoring program and allows prescribers to designate the licensee and there are built in exceptions and the bill provides a sunset pro vision with a requirement that the director of the department of health profession report to the House and Senate committees on how it is affected users and I move the bill engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 384 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to commonwealth meeting boards.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this requires whenever there is a transportation project in excess of $25 million which is to be constructed within a single district, single construction district, that the ctb must hold at least one hearing in that construction district where the project is to be built. Right now there is no requirement and this gives an opportunity to have one opportunity for a hearing to weigh in on a project so Mr. Speaker, I urge engrossment and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker? Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Can this go to regular calendar after engrossment?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Mark Cole
Would this be the appropriate time to offer thanks to the gentleman from Salem, or would that get him in trouble with you?
[Unknown]
Trouble.
[Unknown]
Then I won't. Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 409 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the Virginia retirement system, technical corrections.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hopewell, Mr. Ingram.
Riley Ingram
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 409, these are technical corrections that are requested from the Virginia retirement system, and on line 21 it just changes the word qualify to qualifying and on line 55, changes the word section to subsection and then, the final change is on line 159, changing the words terminates employment with an employer to ceases to be a member. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 454 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to motor vehicles equipped with televisions and video, not within view of driver. Reporting to committee on transportation with a substitute.
Riley Ingram
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Davis.
Glenn Davis
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to, gentleman from Virginia beach.
Glenn Davis
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 454 allows an increase in safety features for vehicles using the video screen. I ask the body engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 501 reporting to the committee on transportation with a amendment.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Amendment is agreed to. Gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of of the House, House bill 501 enables v dot to use alternative concepts during the request for proposal process of a design build transportation project. Alternative design concepts are additional construction methods offered by engineering and construction teams that can lead to improved designs, functionality, delivery time, and importantly, cost savings. Mr. Speaker, I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page ten, House bill 536 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to sponsored residential and shared living background checks.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Hope.
Patrick Hope
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 536 would allow background checks for residential previeders and shared living arrangements. These are two areas that haven't been included in this area because they're not employees.
[Unknown]
House bill 581, relating to nurse practitioners, practicing outside of a patient care team with a substitute.
Patrick Hope
Gentlewoman from Chesterfield. .
[Unknown]
I move adoption of the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 581 will allow nurse practitioners who for unforeseen reason lose their patient care team physician to continue to practice for 60 days under specific guidelines until a new patient care team physician can be found. A second 60 day can be granted if the nurse practitioner has not been able to enter into another agreement as lorng as the nurse practitioner exhibits that efforts have been made to find another care team physician.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block, House bill 700 for the relief of michael kenneth mcallister with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Mr. Sullivan.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, hb 700 is a relief bill providing compensation to michael k mcallister, who served 29 years in prison for an attempted rape he did not commit. He received a pardon and finding of actual innocence from the governor last summer. The bill compensates in compliance with the terms of Virginia code 801-which is procedure the general assembly adopted over ten years ago to compensate wrongly von vikted individuals.
[Unknown]
House bill 760 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to the auditor of public accounts reported to the committee of appropriations.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 670 increases data visualization features on our current website.
[Unknown]
House bill 789 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to exhumations, notice to next of kin with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from pennsylvania -- I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye, opposed, no. Gentleman from Pittsylvania .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill provides a proceed your for notifying the next of kin when the body of a dead person is sought to be exhumed. This meets the terms of thes office of the medical examiner and the clerks and I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 809, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to sales of firearms, persons not lawfully present in the united states, and subsequently reported by the committee on appropriations February 8.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it makes it a felony to furn yir a firearm to a person not legally present in the united states. This will would cover assault firearms. I move we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 12, printed calendar, House bill 905, a bill to amend the code of Virginia related to advance disclosure of allowed amount or charge for procedure, reporting to committee on health, welfare and institutions and there is a technical amendment.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the adoption of the technical amendments.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute barely agreed to. Clerk will report a technical --
[Unknown]
Floor amendment to the stooit substitute just adopted from Delegate Yancey on line of the technical floor amendment. On line six, substitute title after the word title strike 37.2 and insert 32.1, amendment two, line nine, of the substitute, after title strike 37.2 and insert 32.1.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the floor amendments, those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Floor amendment agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill 905 creates transparency of procedures to be provided in no less than three days.
[Unknown]
House bill 991 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to Virginia initiative or employment not welfare, education and training program was a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Arlington .
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, hb 991 makes a small change and should not be aloud, should be allowed and encouraged to appreciate an apprenticeship program. They are great because they allow them while working and earning a paycheck to get education and credentials they need to build a career and achieve independence and helps us create a trained work force to build a new Virginia economy. Mr. Speaker, I move of the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from rock ridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Can that bill go to regular calendar after engrossment?
Bill Howell
Without objection, regular calendar after engrossment.
Ben Cline
House bill 1059 by abill to direct the Virginia criminal defense for heroin possession.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I have a motion.
[Unknown]
Beg pardon?
[Unknown]
I have a motion. It would appear the committee substitute is not before -- it's not in the bill folder. I ask that to go by for the day.
[Unknown]
1059 by for the day.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 13 of the printed calendar, House bill one # 1229 related to excursion trains, certification, liable of railroad company, reporting to the committee on transportation.
[Unknown]
Mr. Head.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill stream lines the process for trains used for tourism. I hope it be the will of the body to enfwros the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1269 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to vehicles owned or leased by maritime cargo terminal owners or operators with an amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Villanueva.
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach.
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1269 is legislation allowing the port of Virginia to use yard tractors to repair facilities and rail yards in the advice nitty of a marine terminal of no more than one mile. It removes the registration for port usage. We move to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill related to regulation of x ray machine was amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'ban on.
John O'Bannon
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the House adopt the motions offered by the committee. The amendments are agreed to. Thank you. This bill squares up the feed. >> House bill 1277 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to restaurant, annual inspections with an amendment.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from Chesterfield, miss Robinson .
John O'Bannon
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee amendment. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you. House bill 1277 clarifies that reach restaurant, summer camp and camp ground will be inspected at least annually with no more than 12 no months elapsing between inspections.
[Unknown]
House bill 1292 taken by for the day. House bill 1359 related to transit capitol project revenue advisory board report.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1359 districts the decht rail and public transit to convene a capital project revenue advisory committee. This is necessary with anticipated loss of certain revenues coming from maturation of bonds and expectation that capitol needs will increase across the commonwealth to $200 million. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Chris Peace
And turning to Page 16, last bill on second reading uncontested calendar block, 1976 for the relief of paul r de-roche the second.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill pertains to real estate transaction recovery fund established to compensate victims of fraud when they cannot collect on a court judgment. The law was worded in a particular way. We corrected this in legislation in 2015 so the board could consider all factors in deciding whether to compensation should be provided rather than just the wording of the judgment. This bill would allow particular citizens denied compensation prior to the effect of the new law to receive compensation from the fund.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bills are engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing, House bills on second reading regular calendar. Page 16, House bills on second reading regular calendar. First up, a bill concerning installation or use of landscape cover materials until regulations have been approved reporting to committee on general law was a substitute, there is a floor amendment to that.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Floor amendment first amendment line 11 after the word regulation strike the phrase the following and after the word such property strike the remainder of line 13, all of lines 14 and 15 and through the word development on line 16.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Gentleman from Rockingham ?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I appreciate your indulgence and have a chance to speak to a number of you. This is a section one bill limited to the city which I represent. The city passed an ordinance that is every office building, every hotel, restaurant and every apartment community. Every existing building in the city that penalty is up to 12 months in jail, and up to $2500 fine. Statewide fire prevention code does not allow a retro fit of a building that is what the order was done. And to support a bill limited to prohibiting the provisions of the ordinance. So now you've adopted the amendments. That goes to addressing the concerns and we just eliminated that requirement. And this is is supported by the Virginia association of realtors, northern Virginia department of association and home builders association of Virginia, Virginia modular homing association, and Virginia assembly of independent baptist. Got God on my side. And Mr. Speaker, the members share the goal of fire safety for their patrons and believe they should not be required to spend thousands to retro fit their requirements. No other locality passed this kind of local ordinance, Mr. Speaker, I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye, opposed, no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, Page 16 of the printed version, House bills on second reading regular calendar. Three has been taken by until tomorrow, next up, House bill 1093 a bill to amend and reenact multiple section of the code of Virginia related to certificates of public need, reporting to committee on health, welfare and institution was a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico ,
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I 'm feeling better about this bill every day, but I 'm going to ask it go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by for the day.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 17 of the Mr. O'bannon. Printed calendar, House bill 350 a bill to amend and reenact various section of the code of Virginia relating to the certificate of public need program with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Bedford, miss Byron .
Kathy Byron
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would lick to request that that bill go by for the day, please.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by for the day.
Kathy Byron
Continuing, House bill 689 a bill related to certificate of public need, exception for certain equipment and services for the committee of health, welfare and instut yugss.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I know the anticipation is killing you. What will happen? Mr. Speaker, I move that the bill be taken up tomorrow. By for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by for the day.
Chris Peace
House bill 1252 has already been taken by for the day. House bill 1390 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to allocation of tax credits reporting to the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Bedford, miss Byron .
Kathy Byron
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1390 would have eliminated the requirement, 10% of the available of amount of neighborhood tax credits reserved for new organizations participating in the program. And it would have actually clarified what the law states, that in administering credits they're done in an equitable allocation. Here is what the issue was. Someone from my district came to Delegate Poindexter and shared their concerns that while this is a very worthy program that has done a lot of good things in our neighborhoods, that the current method used by the department of social services to allocate the appropriations of the tax credits to qualifying nonprofit community services wasn't satisfying the intent of the code. That was to provide equitable allocation of the available amount of tax credits among the approved submissions. My understanding, I took the bill by for the day and talking to social services, they get thousands of requests for these grants. And I think the chair will probably attest to this. The minute you start talking about someone else's they come out of the wood work. And I 'm not saying that they should and have discovered and chances of being divided out. You know, in small figures, 6,000 and 5,000 and there are clinics and food banks receiving a couple hundred thousand. Which isn't exactly the equitable intent talked about when we did this grant program. So what happened is that some of the newer ones that come in, that May be doing just as well in their communities and providing services to nonprofits, are not being considered. So after finding out the problem is much bigger than this legislation will fix, I have talked with the chair of finance and appropriations and I 'm going to ask this bill, with their assurance they're going to look closely at this over the summer, and that the bill be rereferred to finance. I so move.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Bedford moves House bill 390 be referred to committee on finance. As many favor that motion will say aye. Opposed no. That motion is agreed to.
Kathy Byron
House bill 613 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia related to the department of rail and public transportation. Acquisition of real estate and rights of way with amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Thank you. I move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
Amendments are agreed to. Gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, it corrects a conflict in the vote where given the authority to acquire real estate for the construction of railway lines or public transportation facilities but limited in another. This legislation allows it to be more efficient and I hope that it will be the pleasure of the House to engross this bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 912 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to department of transportation right to permit broad band service pro individualer to install broad band conduit.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Minchew.
Randy Minchew
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed? Substitute agreed to.
Randy Minchew
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 912 facilitates extension of broad band services into our rural areas where so called verdac roads exist, subject to the full array of policies and procedures. I move this bill engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Questions on engrossment. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fauquier, Mr. Webbert?
[Unknown]
I move we reconsider the vote to those folks can get the vote right.
[Unknown]
Page four.
[Unknown]
Mr. Webert votes that we reconsider the vote. Those in favor say aye.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? Speaking to the motion.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I just want to make sure everybody is in place at their desk for the vote and I 'm not sure everybody is. I would hate to do that without them. Is there a way, parliamentary inquiry this can go by temporarily? The motion could go by temporarily? All right.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by temporarily.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, Page 19 of the printed version, Page 19. Resolutions uncontested calendar. Block of half dozen. House up joint resolution 7. Designating joint legislative audit to review Virginia economic partnership authority report, with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Bedford, miss Byron .
Kathy Byron
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House j 7 is first time that j lark has been asked to review the Virginia economic development partnership. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to pass the resolution.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye, opposed no. Substitute is agreed to.
Kathy Byron
Continuing, House bill joint resolution 35 directing health insurance reform condition to continue studying abuse deterrent formulations for opiod medications.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This is a recommendation that came from the health insurance reform commission just to keep issue in front of them, it's not necessarily a study, but something that we're going to continue to monitor because of the seriousness of the issue. I hope the resolution would pass. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the uncontested block, resolutions Page 20, House joint resolution 69 establishing a joint committee to study the use of driver's license suspension as a collection method for unpaid court fines and costs reporting to the committee on rules.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This House joint resolution deals with operator licenses and collection of fines and if you recall they took this up last year it came out of this body, I believe unanimously. >> Mr. Speaker? Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Shenandoah .
Manoli Loupassi
Mr. Speaker, I wanted to -- we have everybody here.
[Unknown]
Want to do it after?
[Unknown]
I want to do it when we get to the resolution.
[Unknown]
I ask everybody stay put, thank you very much.
[Unknown]
Continuing towards the committee on rules.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, hj 84 allows work to continue another two years, Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 120 directing the review commission to study bio solids in Virginia. With a substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I 'd like to move adoption of the committee amendment and nature of the substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye.
[Unknown]
Thank you, it districts j lark to to anna liz the health affects with a final report due in 2017. I move massage of the resolution.
[Unknown]
And last bill of the uncontested calendar block, 157, directing the joint legislative commission to review the Virginia community college system with a substitute.
[Unknown]
I move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Question on adoption of the committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this bill, hj 157 will do a review of the Virginia community college system. And I move that we pass the resolution.
[Unknown]
Shall the resolutions be adopted?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Oh!
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Can hj 7 go to regular calendar please?
Bill Howell
Without objection.
David Toscano
And also go by for the day?
Bill Howell
Without objection, the hjr 7 to regular calendar and by for the day.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from --
[Unknown]
Since I was not informed about that, I was just curious why? Is there a question?
[Unknown]
Would you like the gentleman to yield?
[Unknown]
Would you yield?
[Unknown]
Happy to yield.
[Unknown]
Could the gentleman tell me if there are concerns he wanted to speak to?
[Unknown]
No. I just had questions about the resolution I wanted to take a look at it.
[Unknown]
All right. Further question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
I don't remember questions on the committee. You sat on rules, right?
[Unknown]
Yes. I do. If the gentle woman would like me to respond as to why I didn't ask at that time, I can tell the gentlewoman you know it's a rocket docket and those things go through darn fast and sometimes you don't have the opportunity to ask questions and these are presented and read on them and that is all I am asking here.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I yield.
[Unknown]
Would you like to ask me now?
[Unknown]
I May not have any questions and this May go through without a vote against it.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
[Unknown]
Shall remaining resolutions be adopted?
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no, 0. The resolutions are adopted.
[Unknown]
Now, continuing can the calendar, Page 21, resolutions regular calendar. House joint resolution 1 taken by until tomorrow. Next up, House joint resolution 160, requesting Virginia department of agriculture and consumer services and Virginia department of health to study Virginia 's procedures for licensing dogs and cats, reporting to the committee on rules with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this resolution was requested by the state treasurer's association to see if there are things they can do through their office, working with the veterinarians around the common wealth, to increase rabies compliance and greater efficiencies towards that end. With the adoption of the substitute, the Virginia department of health is now the lead study agency. I hope it be the pleasure of the bod yes to engross and pass the resolution.
Bill Howell
Shall the resolution be adopted? I hope they're in the scaring samantha? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Yes. Aye 90, no. Six. The resolution is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Webert.
[Unknown]
I think we're back to the vote on reconsidered now we need to vote again on House bill whatever it was. 1096, Page 4. Mr. Gilbert, do you think we have everybody? Shall the bill pass? I'm told we didn't do the motion to reconsider.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Having voted on the prevailing side by which we have passed 1096 I move we reconsider that vote.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fauquier moves we reconsider the motion. Those in favor say aye, opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
I don't think there is a need to.
[Unknown]
Okay.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 63, no, 35. The bill is passed. Mr. Speaker, that completes today's calendar.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have announcements for communications?
[Unknown]
The meeting schedule is the only announcement. Looking at the meetings, subcommittee on finance meeting upon adjournment of the House in House room one. Down stairs here in the capitol this, is an additional meeting. House finance down stairs upon adjournment. Commerce and labor going to meet a half hour after adjournment over in the --
Bill Howell
House will come to order. Clerk will continue.
[Unknown]
In hues -- House room did. And general laws subcommittee number four meets a half hour after adjournment House room c. And also, a change in time. Then the full committee will meet upon adjournment of subcommittee two. Natural resources Chesapeake subcommittee meets this afternoon at 4:00 in the fifth floor east conference room. They'll be upstairs and the privileges and elections subwill be meeting at 4:00 at the gab. Militia, police and subpick safety subcommittee number one has been cancelled for today. The northern Virginia excuse me. Apologize. 5:00 today, the proerpations general government and capitol outlay subcommittee will meet at 5:00 upstairs, ninth floor appropriations room. And legislative Black caucus will meet at the fifth floor room and a meeting of appropriation, elementary and secondary education, that will meet at 6:00 this evening, at the ninth floor appropriations room. Appropriations elementary and secondary tonight. Looking to tomorrow, Friday, February 12th, finance subcommittee three will meet at 7:30 a.M., in fourth floor west conference room, gab. Counties, cities and towns meet at 8:00 tomorrow in House room d. And militia, police, public safety meets at 8:00 across the Hall in House room c. Also at 8:00, ben Franklin liberty caucus will meet and also, the new american caucus, will be meeting at 8:00 in the fifth floor east conference room. Privileges ands elections committee meets tomorrow at 9:30, and cne at 9:30 and finally, Mr. Speaker, dimmic caucus meets at 10:15 a.M. And republican caucus at 10:30 a.M. In House room one.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt.
Tony Wilt
I'm not sure if I missed it. Was the Chesapeake bay subcommittee announced today at 4:00?
[Unknown]
Yes. Today. Agriculture, Chesapeake at 4:00 today.
Tony Wilt
Yes. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Mr. Collins?
[Unknown]
Can we return to morning hour?
[Unknown]
We're in the morning hours.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen, I 'm embarrassed, Delegate Aird had to text me to embarrass me to thank Delegate Fariss for our lunch today, we all had a boxed lunch I want to thank the Virginia dairy farmers and Delegate Fariss before he leaves for providing our excellent lunch today, thank you so much.
[Unknown]
Mr. Ware.
[Unknown]
I just want to reiterate finance will meet down stairs we have one bill to rerefer. As soon as we get a quorum, we'll do it.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hopewell, Mr. Engram.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House tomorrow morning will hopefully be the last meeting of counties, cities and towns. Please, be on time. 58 km. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker I move that when the House adjourn today it adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 11:00 a.M.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights moves the House reconvenes tomorrow at 11:00 a.M. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
Kirk Cox
Gentleman from Colonial Heights ?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now adjourn.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox moves the House do now adjourn. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until 11:00 a.M. Tomorrow. 11:00 a.M. Tomorrow.