02/15/2016 House Proceedings

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Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)—00:00
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:10
Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)—00:40
Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)—01:25
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—00:55
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—07:31
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—02:05
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:10
Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R-Stafford)—00:30
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:05
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—02:55
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—01:55
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:00
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—06:36
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—00:00
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:05
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—00:05
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—01:15
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:35
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:05
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—00:20
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—04:06
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:50
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)—01:50
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—02:40
Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)—03:35
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—01:00
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)—00:50
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—01:15
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—00:05
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—00:00
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—00:00
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—01:15
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—00:25
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:40
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:45
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)—00:40
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—01:10
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—01:25
Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)—00:25
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—00:45
Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)—00:20
Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)—00:40
Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)—00:25
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—00:35
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—01:25
Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)—00:25
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—01:00
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:21
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:15
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:20
Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)—02:55
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:40
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—00:20
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—02:05
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—00:40
Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)—00:40
Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)—00:20
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:50
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:30
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:15
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:15
Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)—00:30
Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)—00:25
Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)—00:45
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—00:40
Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)—00:15
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—00:20
Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)—00:25
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:05
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:00
Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)—00:15
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:30
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:40
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:45
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—01:00
Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)—00:45
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—01:46
Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)—00:30
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—00:45
Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico)—00:25
Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)—01:10
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:05
Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)—00:10
Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)—00:20
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:40
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:30
Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)—00:20
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—01:20
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—01:10
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—02:21
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—00:50
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:45
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:45
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:15
Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)—00:00
Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)—00:20
Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)—00:25
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—02:10
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)—00:35
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:15
Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)—01:00
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:20
Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)—00:00
Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk)—00:15
Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)—00:20
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—02:20
Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)—00:20
Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)—00:25
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:15
Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)—00:15
Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)—00:15
Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)—00:15
Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth)—00:10
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:20
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:25
Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)—00:25
Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)—00:20
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—01:35
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:41
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—01:00
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—01:00
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:30
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:15
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—01:20
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:55
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—04:10
Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)—00:00
Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)—01:20
Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)—00:40
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—04:01
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—01:30
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—00:40
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—00:00
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—00:00
Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)—00:20
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:30
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:00
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:20
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—01:00
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—01:00
Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)—03:35
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:55
Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)—00:30
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—01:15
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—00:25
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:35
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—00:00
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:00
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—00:00
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—01:55
Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)—01:01
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:45
Del. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia Beach)—00:15
Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)—00:30
Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)—01:45
Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)—00:05
Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)—01:15
Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)—00:50
Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)—01:30
Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)—02:25
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—01:35
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—03:01
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—01:00
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—00:35
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:55
Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)—01:20
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—01:10
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:45
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—05:25
Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)—00:56
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—00:45
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:45
Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)—00:35
Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)—00:45
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—03:05
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—01:25
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—01:20
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—00:15
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:00
Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)—00:00
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:01
Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)—00:15
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:10
Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)—00:45
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—01:25
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—00:25
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—01:00
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:15
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—00:00
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:40
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—00:00
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:00
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—00:50
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:25
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—01:15
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—02:46
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:30
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:15
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:10
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—01:55
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—03:10
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:00
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—01:05
Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)—00:25
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:35
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:50
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:35
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:25
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—00:00
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:00
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—00:15
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—01:05
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—00:00
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:20
Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)—00:30
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:00
Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)—00:50
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:55
Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)—00:05
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:40
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—00:15
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:05
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:40
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—03:31
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—02:15
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:15
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—01:20
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—00:30
Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)—00:50
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—00:35
Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)—00:15
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:05
Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)—00:25
Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)—00:15
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—01:55
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—03:16
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—04:15
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:20
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—01:15
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—02:15
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—01:11
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—02:30
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—01:45
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:45
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:40
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:25
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—00:45
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:35
Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)—00:05
Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)—00:10
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:36
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:55
Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)—00:05
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:10
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—03:40
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:40
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:25
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:00
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—01:35
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:20
Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)—00:25
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—03:16
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Minutes

Called to order at 10:00 a.m. by William J. Howell, Speaker

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by James Ronald "Ron" Smith, Poet Laureate of Virginia, Richmond

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:

Journals for Friday, February 12, 2016, and Saturday February 13, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
House bills passed with Senate amendments: HBs 88, 205
Senate bills passed: SBs 19, 41, 93, 190, 202, 216, 291, 329, 339, 354, 362, 364, 369, 422, 433, 436, 440, 449, 535, 601, 645, 711, 717, 742, 743, 775
Senate joint resolutions agreed to: SJRs 83, 95, 96
House bills passed: HBs 104, 105, 456, 865, 1145

Motion by Delegate Toscano to adjourn in honor and memory of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia agreed to

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

CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 545 - Passed (Y-97 N-1)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1292A - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 118S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 209A - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 381S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 436S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 519S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 523 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 524 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 578A - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 750 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 903S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 907 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 961S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1015S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1230 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1250A - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1253 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1299 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1303S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1321 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1377S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 3 - Passed (Y-50 N-48)
HB 193 - Passed by temporarily
HB 350 - Passed by temporarily
HB 36 - Passed (Y-61 N-36)
HB 44S - Passed (Y-95 N-3)
HB 46S - Passed (Y-92 N-7)
HB 66AS - Passed (Y-96 N-3)
HB 234S - Passed (Y-99 N-0)
HB 264A - Passed (Y-64 N-34)
HB 448S - Passed (Y-98 N-0)
HB 521 - Passed (Y-99 N-0)
HB 565AS - Defeated (Y-46 N-53), Reconsidered, Passed by for the day
HB 659S - Passed (Y-97 N-0)
HB 678S - Passed (Y-99 N-0)
HB 749S - Passed (Y-94 N-4)
HB 930 - Passed (Y-96 N-2)
HB 936S - Passed (Y-69 N-30)
HB 1103 - Passed (Y-93 N-6)
HB 1115A - Passed (Y-80 N-19)
HB 1231S - Passed (Y-82 N-17)
HB 1234 - Passed (Y-66 N-33)
HB 1311S - Passed (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1329 - Passed (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1059 - Passed (Y-99 N-0)
HB 682 - Passed (Y-98 N-0)
HB 193S - Passed (Y-52 N-46)
HB 350S - Passed (Y-94 N-4)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 602 - HB 602S - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 610S - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 754 - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 765 - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1114A - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 874S - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1264S - Moved to Regular Calendar

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1252 - Rereferred to Committee on Finance
HB 1132 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
HB 1328 - Passed by for the day

RESOLUTIONS
REGULAR CALENDAR
HJR 3A - Passed by for the day
HJR 90A - Passed by for the day

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 49A
SB 610S
SB 715A

SENATE BILLS READ FIRST TIME AND REFERRED
SB 64
SB 85
SB 115
SB 120
SB 125
SB 136
SB 282
SB 391
SB 393
SB 459
SB 488
SB 493
SB 508
SB 534
SB 562
SB 564
SB 566
SB 572
SB 580
SB 602
SB 687
SB 688
SB 707
SB 727
SB 728
SB 729
SB 746

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 Mr. James ronald Smith, of the Virginia and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance led by gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
A poem about george Washington and his court ship of martha dandridge. The young Washington was impressively dignified and quite athletic. In the poem they're both 26 or 27 years old. The point of view is basically hers, suitor. She liked him, though she knew what he was after, this tower of a man, topped with flame. He came galloped up and flown from the saddle, flushed, perhaps from the sun and looked her straight in the eye. She wanted to put her tiny hand in his but he bowed and began to speak oh, so carefully. Yes, she would walk with him, yes, it was a fine day. When, to impress her, he had thrown flat stones across the lake, she thought of the discus he through like the demi God he was. This colonel was scarred by the pox and all for nothing. A perfect match, her land and his. He won at pulling the stick or throwing the bar. And he can ride, oh, he can ride like a centar. He was the democrat eye God, not ulysses. Yes, of course she would write to him. Come again, he said and returning his bow, felt her palms aching, though she didn't know. May the lord and george Washington watch over our work here today. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ].
Bill Howell
The members will answer roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
Bill Howell
Purse unite to House through three, I have examined and approved the journals of the House of delegates. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 are now in order. Does the clerk have announcements for communications?
[Unknown]
Not at this time, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
House will come to order. Gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Yancey, thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a motion.
David Yancey
Gentleman May state it.
[Unknown]
Thank you, on Page 60 would House bill 1252 be rereferred to the committee on finance?
David Yancey
Gentleman from Newport News moves that House will 1252, the rereferred to the city on finance. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The bill is rereferred. Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker I rise for a question quest.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Kirk Cox
Can hb 1114 or Page 35 of the calendar be moved to regular calendar for the purpose of an amendment? 1105 without objection regular calendar.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, joining us in the gallery are young men participating in the sixth annual program they have a 6.0 and are here to have meeting was the governor, elected officials and top government relations I ask the chamber to please give professionals. Them a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Pleased to have the students with us and hope you enjoy your time in the capitol. Gentlewoman from petersberg, miss Aird .
Lashrecse Aird
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Lashrecse Aird
Ladies and gentlemen, I am sure you have become accustomed to the day your offices, and committee rooms are filled with a sea of women in red. Well, Mr. Speaker, today the women of delta sigma theta are here, celebrating their 29 delta days. The sorority was founded on January 13, 1913, by 22 collegiate women with a focus on sisterhood, leadership, and service. For over 106 years, the members of delta sigma thelta used their collective strength to advocate for the moef-challenging issues of our time. And have proven to be a powerful force. Mr. Speaker, while the winter storm jonas kept them away on their originally scheduled date and further winter weather tried to do so again, these dynamic women are here with us this morning and are seated in the gallery. I ask they please stand and, Mr. Speaker, as a member of the prestigious sorority along with delegates McClellan, Ward, and Hester I ask it will be the pleasure of the body to join us in giving them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Very pleased to have the members with us this morning and hope you enjoy the long day we're about to begin, thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to induce to you ron Smith, the poet laureate of Virginia and he is now one of the cure raters of the prize. His poems have appeared in many publications and published in ireland, england and italy. He's reviewed more than 100 books for periodicals. He teaches classes at st. Christopher classes and he was my football coach in high school. So please, if you can give ron Smith, Virginia 's poet laureate a warm House welcome.
Manoli Loupassi
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for several requests and rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I tried to get the patrons before making the requests but some I couldn't get to. On Page 24 could hb 602 and 610. Go to the regular calendar?
Bill Howell
Without objection, to regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Then, Page 27 could House bills 754 and House bills 765 go to the regular calendar?
Bill Howell
Seems to be a pattern here. Without objection, House bill 754 regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this weekend we lost two supreme court justices, one due to a tragic an unexpected death, that of justice scalia. We have no control over those things happening. We do have control over the other supreme court justice that we lost, jane rousch. That had to do with political mischief, not untimely death. Say what you want to say about justice scalia. There is no doubt that this is a man of energizing personality, and towering influence. He was the first italian american appointed to the supreme court. He did teach at university of Virginia law school. That is where he learned how to make his mark. And he did make his mark, to be sure. Certainly not decisions I have agreed with, but we have to acknowledge that fact. In his passing, now leaves a vacancy. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, the constitution says that the presidential nominate when a vacancy occurs. And justice scalia was nominated by ronald reagan in 1986 and unanimously confirmed. Boy, did we do things differently back in 1986. It took about a month from the day he was nominated by president reagan to the day he was confirmed. A month. 30 days. We now have about 340 days left until president obama leaves office, and yet within minutes of this great jurist, there was tweeting. We have had confirmation from gentleman from Lexington. No way they'd approve a nominee. Mitch mcconnell, the leader of the Senate says let the public have its way and we'll elect a new president. I can imagine justice scalia 0 and none, 340 days. Thinking about this. The true literalist, the person who looked at the plain meaning of the words of the constitution. Article two, section two, clause two. Quote, the presidential nominate not quote, the next presidential nominate. Not the future president small nominate. The president. That is what the constitution says, yet, mish mcconnell is out there saying no way, jose. We're not going to approve anyone. We don't even care who it is. We don't care how qualified the person is. We don't care how many times that person has been approved by the Senate to other circuit courts or appellate courts. We don't care. What we care about is power. That is what it's all about. That is what has been going on in Washington with the politically for years. The same thing is now happening in Virginia. We talk about the Virginia way. But if you ask people what's happening with justice rousch you would say we lost our way. Here we have a qualified jurist, essentially be fired for no reason. Our constitution says that when we're not in session, the governor shall appoint. That is what the constitution says. It's just about a couple people got upset because they weren't called at the appropriate time they decided they're going to fire this squall fied judge. We recognized gubernatorial recess appointments. I think there have been about 31 over the course of many, many years, yet this one is not good recently, at least the House courts of justice committee, 22 members qualified justice rousch to be qualified to serve on the supreme court. What do we hear on the other side? In the other body? Enough. Crickets. Nothing. So now, her appointment lapsed. Ladies and gentlemen, we'll never get justice scalia back, but we can be justice rousch and I hope it is the pleasure of the House that today we adjourn, it adjourn in the honor and memory of justice scalia. Those in favor of the motion will please rise. That motion is agreed to. Gentleman from Powhatan, Mr. Ware Mr. Speaker, I invite us to go to year 1987. You'll recall an appeals court judge of stature, a textualst, a gentleman by the name of robert bjork was nominated. Within an hour, a senior Senator took to the floor and offered the most revolting litany of untruths and the nomination langished into the fall before, in a hotly divided vote, that distinguished jurist was not elevated to the supreme court of the united states. So as we think about the nomination and the confirmation of justices, I hope we'll think about that and think about where the process was bogged down and how it has been bogged down over time. I have had one of my colleagues note, I was not paying close attention at that point but am told that the governor, not the governor shall, but the governor May nominate when we're not in session regarding something else. I want us to remember today, as we remember the extraordinary, I would say in respects unparalleled career of justice scalia, who as the "new York times" says wrote to a wider audience as he wrote in for a plain english. We remember, also, the sequence leading to the fayingure of a nomination of justice bork.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I request on Page, excuse me, I apologize. Page 80, that hjr 3 and hjr 90 by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by for the day. Gentleman from from staff ford, Mr. Dudenhefer.
Mark Dudenhefer
Mr. Speaker, with us are jack and jill incorporated. If they're with us I hope they'll stand. Jack and jill is a john noft organization of mothers with children 2-19 dedicating to nurturing african american american for civic duty. Please give those who braved the snow a much deserved warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
We're delighted to have the visitors and thank you for making the effort to come here. Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Marcus Simon
If House 54 on printed calendar could go to regular calendar. Without objection, regular calendar.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Albemarle Mr. Bell.
Rob Bell
Mr. Speaker rise for a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Gentleman has the floor I Mr. Speaker, I would like to add the thoughts. Justice scalia was from Virginia and raised nine children, as when asked about it, he said we virginians. Were just good vaticans playing he's going to be remembered for his commitment to a judicial philosophy that he largely started and gave intellectual rigor to. The first tenant is textualism, vatican roulette. It means we're not going to look outside of the words. He said the words are the words. That is what we're looking for. I will tell you as a member of a legislature, the idea of trying to divide where legislators do things, is is a terrible endeavor, scalia said make them tell us what to do and we'll do it. If not clear, we'll fix it. Second, originalism. We have a constitution, the supreme law of the land and should look to what they meant when they passed it, mean, what did the constitution mean? If it's not clear, if it needs to be changed there is a mechanism for that and amendment process that is not a living document. It says what it says and means what it means. Both of these are part of a larger idea of judicial modesty. And what scalia said, it is not the role of nine unelected judges to settle the controversies in this country. We have elect peopled to figure this stuff out. If it's hard for them, it will be hard for them, they'll bang heads and come up with a agreement but we shouldn't be setting policy as nine unelected judges. He wrote about this 30 years and writings will last longer than anyone in this body. Quoted a century from now. And while they mostly made, my friends across the aisle unhappy, he had one that's made us unhappy he was consistent and an article in the paper said, he changed the court more than the court changed him and died at age 79 believing and writing and thinking the same when he went they meant it as high praise. In. I thank the gentleman for making the previous motion and I hope we will adjourn in the honor and memory of justice scalia, thank you.
Rob Bell
Mr. Marshal.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, rise for a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, justice scalia has nine children, one is a bishop. At one point, my children went to see them and they answered questions. The bishop where justice scalia lived says the unexpected death always catches us off guard. This is all the moreso when that person is unexpectedly taken of our midst a man so deeply rooted in his faith, so brilliant in law, so clear and resighs in his judicial statements so wholly committed to his family, so engaging with colleagues and friends, often with great humor. We're all deeply saddened by the unexpected death. His presence encouraged us to be faithful to our own responsibilities whether familial or to our responsibilities that are religious or vocational. His wisdom brought clarity. His wisdom to truth enabled us to seek to do the same. God's time line is not ours, we hoped to enjoy his presence and benefits for his insiekts for a much longer time. We commend him to the saving mercy of our God who is compassionate and full of mercy and love. We offer our pro found sympathy and a pledge of our prayer to his beloved wife, nine children, and 36 grandchildren. To all other family relatives and friends, we offer our sympathy to the chief justice and justices of the supreme court and all those that worked with him and shared life with him. We'll continue to seek the truth and living in love as justice scalia so faithfully endeavored to do. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Greg Habeeb
Can House bill 874 to regular calendar?
Bill Howell
Without objection, regular calendar.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Mark Cole
May House bill 1328 go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1328 by for the day.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from from Fairfax, Mr. Sickles.
Mark Sickles
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for a point of personal privilege about Black history month.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Mark Sickles
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In light of this weekend's news, I thought it might be good to turn to Virginia 's history and some relatively recent supreme court precedence that happened in my lifetime and when I was a child, this was all going on and maybe some of you are older than me might remember this better but I want to read a little bit from peter wellingstein's book, massive resistance to school desegregation. Leaders of Virginia politics were taken by surprise when the supreme court announced it's ruling on May 17, 1954. No plans to oppose the supreme court were in place before the brown came down, nor did the fight to preserve segregation begin immediately. Rather, the day was quiet as virginians heard the news that the supreme court declared segregated schools constitutionally dead. A month later, organization leaders, among them garland gray and mills godwin organized what they called their quote, unalterable opposition to the principle of integration to the races of the schools, unquote. Days later, the scholars met with governor Stanley, he had not spoken out and then, he tested the, put his finger in the wind and promised to quote, use every legal means at my command to continue segregated schools in Virginia, unquote. In August, he appointed a commission comprised of legislators, a disproportionate number of them from the south side to propose a plan to the threat of school desegregation. The group elected garland gray, their chair. Months passed. In May, 1955 a year later the supreme court issued a follow up ruling offering guidelines for implementing the decision. This ruling is referred to often as brown two. A court order it be carried out with deliberate speed and Senator remarked, quote, the emphasis should be on deliberate. Until this point, policy versus ferguson was the law of the land, a fundamental decision in 1896 that called for spralt but equal and civil rights litigation that first felt, that was first heard in our federal courts and state courts was about the equal part and oliver hill and thurgood marshal were able to prove it was not not equal and they had a long history of that before the separate part became and ended up in brown v board decision. Soon after the report, Richmond news leader editor published a series of editorials offering rationale for uncompromising resistance, working through the premise states have the right to intervene when their citizens are victim to un-constitutional actions by the federal government. He wrote a respectable cover called interposition a term dating back to the Virginia resolution to defend the rights and quotes of the states against federal usurpation. Senator bird added I wish we could have gotten started on this sooner. On March 12, 1956, most members of congress in the 11 states of the former confederacy issued a southern manifesto in support of a movement that came to be called massive resistance. Like the courts, justices and brown, the opponents saw common ground so as to present a united front. The manifesto said, quotes, we commend the motives of the states declaring the intention to resist forced integration by new lawful means, unquote, those signing it included all 10 of our Virginia congress men as well as senators. This is our history, Mr. Speaker, we regard the decision of the supreme court a clear abuse of judicial power, in the case of policy v ferguson, the supreme court judged no person was denied equal rates if there are separate, but equal there has been no act of facilities. Congress changing this legal principle, almost a century old, it was 60 years old, the supreme court of the united states with no legal basis undertook to exercise their naked power and substituted their personal political and social ideas for the established law of the land this, unwarranted exercise of power by the court, contrary to the constitution is creating chaos in the states, and destroying the amicable relations of the whites and negroes. If done this, is certain to destroy the public education in the states. We commend the motives of the states, declaring the intention to resist integration by any lawful means and pledge ourselves to use all lawful means to bring about a reversal of the decision which is contrary to the constitution and prevent the use of force and it's implementation. Mr. Speaker, I think that is a good history for this morning and this time as we will be considering supreme court for the next few months. Thank you very much.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a motion.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it. .
Jackson Miller
I move House bill 584 be referred to courts committee. I got the wrong one, sorry. Someone turned my Page, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
That is your next motion.
[Unknown]
And could bill 1132 be referred to courts?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano. ? Will the gentleman yield for a question?
David Toscano
I yield.
[Unknown]
He yields.
David Toscano
I ask the gentleman to explain the rationale?
[Unknown]
This fine bill has many implications informed with criminal law and I would like to see very smart attorneys on the courts committee take a look at this.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield for another question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman please detail what he thinks these implications are for criminal law that we need to be so concerned about?
[Unknown]
Well, since he's the attorney, Mr. Speaker, I think he can figure that out.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the motion.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, when we make motions on this floor we're supposed to argue the rationale of why something should go somewhere. So far as I can determine with the exception of a statement that this has criminal law implications gentleman has not outlined anything in this bill that has anything to do with criminal law implications. And if he wants to say for example that it creates a cause of action, that makes sense to why it might want to go to courts committee. If it creates a liability? If it's related for attorney fees, well, maybe that is a rationale for this being sent --
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
If there is no rationization, justification, just making the motion makes no sense. I ask the body to defeat the motion. I am happy to yield.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I ask the gentleman if he believes in a sufficient reason there are many of us on courts committee believe a child May get away with hurting another child or a, when I say child, in cases I mean very strong, able bodied sometimes dangerous teenagers or even, adults that are in schools, if he believes them hurting other children or hurting their teachers if that was overlooked because it went to education and not courts does he believe that would be a sufficient reason to examine in the proper committee?
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman if the bill, if someone wants to make the argument that that is one of the rationizations for moving it to courts, I think that is a reasonable rationalization. If he wants to make that argument, I 'm glad to discuss it.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from rock ridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of a request.
[Unknown]
We've got a motion on the floor now.
Ben Cline
Gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller moved that House bill 1132 be referred to committees on justice. Those in favor say aye, opposed, no. Bill is referred to courts of justice.
Jackson Miller
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Bell.
John Bell
Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of a request.
Jackson Miller
Gentleman May state it.
John Bell
Request hb 102 on Page 20 be moved to regular calendar after engrossment.
[Unknown]
What is the number? Hb 102 Page 20.
Bill Howell
Without objection, to regular calendar after engrossment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from rock ridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Mr. Speaker, can House bill 167 168 go to regular calendar after engrossment. Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39? If not, clerk will call calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar Monday, February 15, 2016. Senate bills on third reading regular calendar. 545 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to common wealth taxation system with the united states internal revenue code.
Ben Cline
Gentleman from Powhatan Mr. Ware.
Lee Ware
This is advancing the date of conformity one year, and I remind you that House bill 402 passed on 96-0 and in advancing this measure, you are assisting all tax preparers and ordinary citizens to prepare their own taxes to do so with clear understanding. I move we pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. Bill is passed. Continuing with today's calendar, Page two, printed version. House bills on third reading uncontested calendar. Uncontested block as 20 bills. House bills 1292, 118, 209, 381, 436, 519, 423, 524, 578, Page 6, 903, 907, 1015, 1250, 1321, 1377.
Lee Ware
Shall the bills pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no, 0. The bills are passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, House bills on third reading, Page ten of the printed version. House bill three, a bill to provide for the submission to the voters of a proposed amendment to section five of article eight relating to establishment of charter schools.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Bulova.
David Bulova
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
David Bulova
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House your vote on this bill isn't about whether or not we have charter schools in Virginia. It comes down to who gets to make these decisions. There is no doubt that all of us can come up with great examples of charter schools throughout the country and the u.S. Department of education puts out a report outlining these successes and many of these individual schools are very impressive. And there is no doubt that each of us can come up with examples of charter schools that have gone wrong. The state of florida has over 100 failed charter schools to date. And these are charter schools taking public money and closed, leaving families and students in a lurch. Let's talk about responsibility. Almost never do we start with a premise that the federal government knows best about how to manage our local schools. We passed legislation stating he cannot with common core standards. Now, when we talk about responsibility for education, we start with the student, and then, acknowledge critical role of the parent and then talk about the responsibility of the local community and when it comes to making choices, the community and Virginia and most cases are represented by people chosen by them to make those decisions. Anyone coming out of local government in this body now these are complex issues with long-term implications not only for immediate costs but long term operations and maintenance as well. Under this bill, an appointed body, here in Richmond, with the power to impose those funded mandates on our localities. Mr. Speaker, I know every person in this room cares about public education and our students. But as gentleman from Fairfax argued, how does it serve our students best interest if an unelected body makes a decision to require one of our school systems to divert precious school systems? And the gentleman from partially dealt with that issue, it's a pro section that can go away as it was enacted on Friday. Mr. Speaker, Virginia May not have a large number of charter schools, we have 23 stem academies. This is not a charter school, it's a magnet school. It was designed with thought to work within our school system. My oldest son graduated from Robinson secondary. Not a charter school but a specialized program of studies available to every student in Fairfax County. In closing we have nine charter schools not because the school systems failed but because many have worked hard to provide a diverse set of choices. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, instead of changing the constitution let's provide our local school boards with resources, schools, and funded for all children to succeed.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Just so everybody knows what is about to happen. This bill puts the constitutional amendment language together for the ballot. And he started this is not a question of we can have an interesting discussion about why current laws don't result in sessions. We still don't have charters in Virginia. If you don't like them, that is great. It's better than great because you we have a law saying we have the law to get them but only two started them. Only two. If you think we should provide this option this is a public school, you have to have a lottery. If that would provide an option, we have to change the constitution. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 50, no, 48. Bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with calendar, House bill third reading regular. 193, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code relating to certificate of public need.
[Unknown]
Mr. Rasoul.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, last week, I spoke in favor of copn reform because the current process is tainted and creates monopolies I feel need to be broken down. The reservations I had about 193 I was subsequently able to have a conversation with the gentleman from Henrico about those reservations. The carve out, if you haven't seen the map, counties like Campbell, Washington, Floyd, Franklin, are all included in these msas and would not be part of the rule carve out that gentleman from Henrico eluded to. Economics are simply different in smaller markets. Other two points are my concerns about the process, how the process needs improvements. And third, and importantly, there is charity care and how the provisions must be changed well, to my surprise, gentleman from Henrico agreed with every point. Now, we know there is a lot of work that needs to be done and we didn't agree on specific language but at least said we need to work together to try to figure out how to fix this bill and improve it in the Senate and so that is why, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House I reluctantly will be supporting 193.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I 'd like to speak to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Kirk Cox
I rise in support of hb 193. I want to thank the leadership on this issue. We consider a lot of legislation tear, everything from bills and traffic laws, important bills like on grass cutting, and those on local government, bills on energy policy and banking. They're all important to some degree but every now and then we have a chance to vote on something considering meaningful. Delegate o'bannontalked about the faith reforms and rural providers and key services and Delegate Byron shared with you interesting facts that add to this discussion. Of course this has been a very, very heated debate. As a matter of fact, a commercial is probably one of the worst I have seen in 26 years since I 've been there. Down here, but today I want to case for meaningful actions. The medical society of Virginia, the thomas jefferson institute, Virginia forest foundation, and discuss why we're making the we believe leads to better services and lower costs. And people say health care is not a free market. You know, that May be true. It does not mean we should not try to make it a free market. Very heard people say republicans do not offer solutions on health care. Here, we stand with a solution on health care. We can provide patients with access to services, keeping costs lower with more competition. If we don't act today, then, it's going to end now. This has a leading voice and if you look at major reforms, they started in this House. If we do not move forward, no one else will. Delegate o'bannonis ready to move forward. Let me conclude with this, a good bill will improve access, increase competition and lower costs. It's true and meaningful reform, I hope you'll support the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Chesapeake, Mr. Spruill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, let's talk about the bills as fa r as all three. The bills first came before us, we had several meetings in my office, Hester and Dr. O'bannoncame. The bills were voted 21 and 1, 1 member on our side voted no. And that is the bill is to allow this would hurt. The viewers to take it out of it and to my surprise, as you heard a couple years ago, I talk about my grand daughter, born with no bottom face, that hospital was responsible for her living today. That hospital we have 14 kids who have had the same physician as my granddaughter, they all died and she's the last one standing f I had to pick a House bill up, it would be. Now getting back pot point is this. My friend says we've got to do it now. If Dr. O'bannon's bill was so good, let's send the bill over to the Senate. They can part of his bill and put it in. We don't have to do it here, if we have to do it here, why the world are we allowing the Senate to fix our bill? Why are we sending this bill down to the House of laws to do our job? Tell me that? Because we do not have enough votes on that side or this side to pass, or kill that bill f that bill was so great, how come vote said get it out of here? Why? Because we all voted for the bill. So, what are the problems? Why can't we fix it here? Why can't we? Why can't you say we don't need you and we're going to fix it. Why? Because there are problems with the bill. So remember, we're not going to do for it. We're going to support the bill. I hope they're going to the Senate if there are good parts they can put it down in that side. Don't vote for the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker it's been a long time since I had a perfect bill. But we have two houses. So with all due respect I ask you to vote yes today and advance the process. We have ample opportunity in the bill to make the rural protections better and opportunity to take provisions and fine tune them. Without this bill, we don't have the opportunity to actually engage in a meaningful reform to this process which we, whatever side of it you're on, you realize it is a it is a monopoly. They can get care that is meaningful and less expensive and protect our hospitals. I hope you will vote for this bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Mr. Speaker, I move House bill 193 be taken by temporarily.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon.
John O'Bannon
Mr. Speaker, I support that motion. It will be clear shortly.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by temporarily.
John O'Bannon
Continuing with the calendar, third House bills on third reading regular calendar, Page 11 of the printed version. House bill 350 related to the certificate of public need program report.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In the spirit of things I would like to take that bill by temporarily as well.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by for the day. Temporarily. Clerk will continue.
[Unknown]
House bill relating to the 12 government sources and civic portion of the naturalization bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking briefly to the bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, I have no question that everyone here wants our public schools to be the best. We've all been to school. But when bills come before us, I think we have allowed our professional staff in our school divisions and excellent teachers. Now, the test is important, information we want our children to have. If there are questions the answer they do. What is interesting is that when enthusiasm we have a we oppose federal common core standards for education, we come here with a bill related to a course recommending federal standards be written to our schools. Let's reject common core and a motion we put naturalization pro visions into our social studies program. Our teachers can handle that. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill xxxxxhhhpass?
[Unknown]
Aye, 61, no, 36. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill 44 to amend and related resumption of employment.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 95, no, three. The bill is passed.
Bill Howell
Turning to Page 12, House bill 46 relating to establishment of the school readiness committee. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 92, no, seven. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 66 relating to the new economy work force grant program.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 96, no. 3. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 234 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to actions without board of directors meeting.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 13, House bill 264 to prohibit concern practices requiring contractors to provide benefits beyond those required under state, or federal
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Law. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 64, no, 34, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 448, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to Chesapeake bay nutrient credit exchange program.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no. 0. The bill is passed. House bill 521 relating to the board of education, annual reporting requirements.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 99, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 14, House bill 565, relating to public charter schools.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the role.
[Unknown]
Aye, 46, no, 53. The bill passes. House bill 659, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to high school family live education relating to domestic abuse and sexual violence.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Aye, 97, no no, 0. The bill is passed.
Bill Howell
House bill 768 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to human trafficking training. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
Aye, 99, no, 0. The bill is passed. House bill 749 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to school service providers.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the role.
[Unknown]
Aye, 94, no, four. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 16, House bill 930. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the section of the code of Virginia related to goods and services, contractor liability.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 96, no, two. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
A bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to certain students with limited english proficiency. Assessment, credit, flexibility.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 69, no, 30. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1103 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to able savings trust accounts, exclusion from determination of state means benefits.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 93, no. Six. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 17, House bill 1115 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to zebra muscles education program.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the role. Aye, 80, no, 19 the bill is
[Unknown]
House bill 1231 relating to passed. Dogs chasing livestock.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 82, no. 17. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1234 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to school security officers, carrying a firearm.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 66, no, 33.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 16, House bill 1311 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the killing or trapping of snakes.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no, 0. The bill is passed. House bill 1329 a bill to amend of code of Virginia relating to trespass by hunters using dogs, penalty.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 99, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1059 a bill to direct the Virginia criminal sentencing commission to study guidelines for heroin possession.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. The bill is passed. And Page 19, House bill 682 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to waiver of teacher licensing requirements trade and industrial education programs.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Scott Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, having voted on the prevailing side I vote we reconsider that vote.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
Terry Kilgore
Gentleman from Prince William Mr. Linga felter.
Scott Lingamfelter
Mr. Speaker, I move that bill go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by for the day.
Scott Lingamfelter
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page ten, taken by temporarily. House bill 193 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia repeal others, relating to certificate of public needs. The bill has been explained.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 52, no, 46. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, Page 11, House bill 350, taken by temporarily. House bill 350 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the certificate of public need program reports.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 94, no, four. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, continuing with the calendar, House bills on second reading uncontested calendar. 100 plus bills. Begin was House bill 831 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to board of education, graduation requirements, computer science as foreign language. With a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Grease on.
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill is about computer science. I know a lot of you have heard about this, probably back home, maybe here in the capitol. I'm going to give you a statistic then quickly go through the bill because it's on the uncontested calendar, china will create 2 million computer scientists, the united states, 38,000. We've got to do something in our school system to bolster our computer science what this bill does is establishes educational requirements including computer coding and goes ton say local school boards shall develop and implement a program to include computational thinking and computer science, Mr. Speaker, I move we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 11 --
Bill Howell
Sorry. Gentleman from Powhatan, Mr. Ware.
Lee Ware
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, Mr. Speaker, I yield.
Lee Ware
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I ask the gentleman is he aware of a single public school that does not teach computers today?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I say to the gentleman I do not know specifically by name of any that are not teaching computer science today.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, follow up to that question?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, I yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
He yields.
[Unknown]
I guess my question becomes why we need to instruct schools in the common wealth of Virginia to do something they're, I would think, probably all of them doing today?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I say to the gentleman the point he is making is a very good point. There are two parts to the bill. One says the board of education shall establish educational objectives to include this the change that's to flow through. I think the change that the gentleman is referring to, we've never told the board they should build these into the standards of learning.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Albo.
Dave Albo
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Dave Albo
To answer the question, this bill was put in by the gentleman from Loudoun and myself because a young man told me he's maxed out on computer coding classes and he's only in ninth grade and Fairfax County school system just doesn't have a robust or full computer coding program he my original bill is telling him how to do it, this way is saying to the skiel system that you need to have a method. And I 've come to the realization is that college is not really for everybody, there are ways, one friend owns a gas station in the corner of king mill and rolling and his auto techs make $80,000 a year, this young gentleman wants to go to computer coding. He can make $120,000 out of high school so yes, I 'm sure schools are teaching but what we hope to do is to increase it, thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 1108 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to Virginia public procurement act and eligibility with an amendment.
[Unknown]
Mr. Webbert.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1108 refers to offers of those in participation for solicitation of constructional services. And supposed to help determine premiums, not determine risk.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 20, House bill 98 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to eligibility of insurance of special license plates for those who family members died for our country.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Agreed to. Gentleman from Spotsylvania .
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The dmv gives a gold star plate to the surviving family member of service people who have been killed in action. There is another gold star given out by the department of defense for those who are killed in the line of duty. This is expanding to a new license plate to recognize surviving family members. I hope it be the will of the body to engross the bill and pass it.
[Unknown]
House bill related to felony homicide penalty.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
House bill 102 provides a person is guilty of a felony homicide, which constitutes second degree murder and punishable of confinement if the under lying felony that resulted in the killing of another involved the manufacture, sale, gift, or distribution of a schedule 1 or 2 drug. Also provides that the venue will lie with the locality and where the death occurred. This bill serves to address this law being overturned and wood Ward versus common wealth.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Roanoke city, Mr. Rasoul.
Sam Rasoul
Speaking to the bill, Mr .
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor. Speaker. Gentlemen of the House, last
Sam Rasoul
Mr. Speaker, ladies and year we, under the leadership of Delegate Carr passed out hb 1500 which made it easier for friends of those who overdosed to notify authorities my friend is in trouble without fear of persecution. I appreciate the intent of the bill. I think there are unintended consequences that we can potentially hold those hostage that are simply friends of those that have overdosed so I know this bill has been moved to the regular calendar, I hope it be the pleasure of the body to not pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Clerk will continue.
[Unknown]
House bill 168 related to passing stopped school buses, mailing of summons.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Larock.
Dave LaRock
Mr. Speaker, I was under the impression this is moved to --
[Unknown]
First we have to explain it.
Dave LaRock
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I apologize for the misunderstanding. Mr. Speaker, House bill 168 is a bill that would deal with the section of a code that Virginia general assembly passed to permit school buses to use video monitoring systems to enhance school bus safety. And prevents mailing summons for similar traffic violations and the action is necessary because current state law requires law enforcement officers to serve summons on the alleged violator. Without the ability to mail, the current requirement of personal service ties up officers who might find, and serve, the violator. Which is not a good use of time. That completes my comments. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 168 and 132 will be moved to tomorrow's calendar, continuing. Second reading uncontested Page 21 House bill related to common wealth work place violence education awareness and education program. With a substitute and reported to committee on appropriations February 10th.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Substitute afwreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, it districts the department of mental services establish and administer the first aid program and provide training by certified trainer of individuals working within the common wealth on how to identify and safety individuals who have, or May have a mental health issue or disorder. And who May be experiencing mental health crisis.
[Unknown]
House bill 240 related to the secretary of veterans and defense affairs, assistance to homeless veterans. With an amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Mr. Speaker, it requires the secretary to initiate an enhanced system to ensure homeless veterans receive the care in which they've entitled.
[Unknown]
House bill 342 a bill to amend the code of Virginia related to guardianship communication between inka pass -- incapacitated persons and others.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from James city.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker House bill 342 adds and states a guardian shall not restrict communications between an person who has a relationship.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block. House bill 407 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to December nation of hov lanes on interstate 66.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Bulova.
David Bulova
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it provides hov lanes won't be prematurely switched for the purpose of simply tolling. Of the beltway. There isn't an infrastructure to make it work and this bill ensures that it will continue this is part of the plan inside through 2020 Mr. Speaker, this bill is reported by the administration.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, m Lopez .
David Bulova
Could we move this to regular calendar after engrossment?
Bill Howell
Without objection, regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block. House bill 420 a bill related to auxiliary grants.
[Unknown]
Mr. Helsel.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 782 removes a section of the code of Virginia that gave local boards of social services ability to pursue, support local boards no longer pursue such support and this conflicts with other code sections. I hope it be the will of the body to own gross the bill and and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, miss McClellan .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, under current law, if you try to punch, if you punch a family member or household member that is assault and battery and if it's your first offense, the case can be taken under advisement and you can be ordered tone roll in anger management classes but, if you go to punch and miss your family or household member that can't be taken under advisement so this bill just makes clear in either case, the case can be taken under advisement. I ask we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill related to limitation of prosecution.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Alexandria, miss Herring .
Charniele Herring
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, currently is one year from the date of the offense, this statute of limitations in this bill will increase it to one year after he or her reaches her third birthday.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Charniele Herring
House bill 543 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to involuntary psychiatric admission with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, miss Watts .
Vivian Watts
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the amendment.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed no. Motion agreed to.
Vivian Watts
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 543 makes it clear the sheriff or administrator of a regional jail has custody over the inmate, if they're holding the inmate for another jurisdiction. That arose out of a tight definition of a code which inhibited a person in jail from receiving appropriate mental health treatment. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 24, House bill 602 and 410 moved to regular calendar. Accordingly, House bill 616 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to discharge from involuntary admission.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Albemarle, Mr. Bell.
Rob Bell
Mr. Speaker, this is the first of several mental health bills coming out of subcommittee and this says that before someone is being discharged they will be an opportunity opportunity to be explained and this tells you what to do if they're picked up again down the road. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill.
[Unknown]
House bill 622 a bill relating to entering vehicle, etc. Interference with rights of owner with a substitute.
Rob Bell
Gentleman from Albemarle Mr. Bell.
Rob Bell
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, this would make it a misdemeanor to enter an occupied vehicle with intention of interfering with the rights of such owner to use the vehicle. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill.
Rob Bell
House bill 625 to amend and he enact section of the code of Virginia relating to abduction of minor for the purpose of prostitution.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Albemarle, m Bell .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House this bill to amend the law say and say someone under 18.
[Unknown]
House bill 645 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to orders for mental health evaluations with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Chesapeake, Mr. Leftwich.
Jay Leftwich
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Substitute. Opposed, no. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this bill requires a court orders an inmate be evaluated once getting notice, must give notice they've received the order. This fixes a problem that occurred with enforcement recently. Where an inmate died waiting recently.
Jay Leftwich
House bill 715 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to hov designations with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Lemunyon.
Jim LeMunyon
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, current law provides for a process of evaluating when moving from hov two to hov 3 this, bill requires our congestion reduction analysis be part of that process. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Jim LeMunyon
House bill 728 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to state and local transportation planning reporting to committee on transportation.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Lemunyon.
Jim LeMunyon
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 728 purposes of land use planning and transportation planning in northern Virginia .
[Unknown]
House bill 752 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to stalking.
Jim LeMunyon
Mr. Speaker, members of the House this addresses when is conduct so scary it becomes and issue was three phone calls stalking. Might be seen as annoying. 40 is frightening but 400 is terrifying and if the person provides notice after that, they did do it with intent to stalk.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 27 of the calendar, printed calendar, House bills 754 and 765 moved to regular calendar. House bill required filings for multiple position or offices.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
This bill lessens the requirement for someone who serves where disclosure is required such that they'd only be required to disclose their economic interests, one time. And not duplicate those efforts.
[Unknown]
House bill 814 a bill to reenact section of the code of Virginia related to powers and duties and creation of a Virginia indian advisory board. With a substitute.
Todd Gilbert
The gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Substitute agreed to. Opposed, no.
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 814 gives authority to the Virginia tribes who as the secretary of commonwealth to establish an advisory board to advise on April politics for state recognition.
[Unknown]
House bill 857 related to lobbyist disclosure, definition of gifts.
[Unknown]
Miss membering McClellan .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it is the second in a series of recommendations you will hear today. This one would change the definition of a gift and to exempt gifts under current law only from lobbyists they lobbyists only report the gifts they give. House bill 860 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to Virginia conflict of interest public access to requests for opinions and related records. With an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, miss McClellan .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I ask the House adopt the amendment.
[Unknown]
House bill 860 corrects what was a drafting error when passing our comprehensive package last year. We did not exempt formal advisory opinions associated with that. And this bill corrects that drafting error. I ask we engross the bill and pass it to third reading. Page 29, another code to ethics advisory council with an amendment.
[Unknown]
The gentle woman from Richmond city.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I ask we adopt the committee amendment. Amendment agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 861 authorizing ethics council to grant an extension of the deadline for filing your conflict of interest forms under circumstances such as if you have a death of a family member. House bill 862 relating to state local government conflict of interest act and general assembly, prohibited gifts.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 862 makes clear that gifts would be aggregated for purposes of the gift cap on a calendar year basis and not on a reporting year basis. 868 related to lobbyist disclosure, emergency.
[Unknown]
Mr. Gilbert.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House we are well into process of trying to fix little things we did wrong when we passed our ethics legislation last year. And one thing that happened is thousands of small businesses that participate in procurement would have to register as lobbyists if we don't fix that. So anything over $5 million, they'd be required to do that. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 30, second reading. A section of the code related to stalking.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Albo.
Dave Albo
Move the amendment.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed no. Amendment agreed to.
Dave Albo
Mr. Speaker, members of the House this, says when a person is convicted of stalking for a second offense, it will be a felony. Taking the rights of to own a firearm away.
[Unknown]
House bill 889, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to lobbyist disclosures.
[Unknown]
Mr. Gilbert.
[Unknown]
Under current law, these lobbyists are available for disclosures, this clarifies lobbyists are now filed and kept with ethics council and language reflects current practice.
[Unknown]
House bill 890 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to candidates filing of statements and economic interest.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Thank you, Mr. Speaker this, is a technical amendment qualifying all candidates must submit to the ethics counsel instead of the secretary of the commonwealth.
[Unknown]
House bill 891, another bill relating to state and local government conflict of interest act, definition of gifts reporting to committee for courts of justice.
Todd Gilbert
Gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert tu, Mr. Speaker, current law is approved by House and Senate committees on rules, this would allow the chairman to act rather than the committee having to meet to do so. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 892 a bill to amend and reenact various section of the code of Virginia reet yating to Virginia ethics counsel prescribes forms to be mandated.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from shen nan dough kwa, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
If anyone is wondering why we didn't do this in one bill, there are various reasons to that. That will hopefully help keep these on track. And this bill removes the forms in the code that led to a lot of conflicts. We're just going to let the enlices counsel write the forms into law. I move the bill be engrossed and passed into third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 32, House bill 896, a bill to amend and reenact other section of the code of Virginia relating to background checks, certain private school imemployees. With a substitute.
Todd Gilbert
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Greason.
Tag Greason
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Gentleman from Loudoun .
Tag Greason
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this bill attempts to stream line the process when a private provider is doing a background chick, today, says it would have to follow two different areas of the code, 22.1 and 63.2. This bill cleans that up, I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing. House bill 910 a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia relating to appeal of local tax assessments. Provides alignment of the two.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, trial by jury. Mr. Minchew.
Randy Minchew
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Loudoun .
Randy Minchew
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, use bill 910 protects taxpayer confidential information and appeal pretrial discovery matters at the start of the proceedings but I add, Mr. Speaker, that irrespective of the short title blurb this does not create a right to trial by jury. The committee substitute does not.
[Unknown]
House bill 920 a by to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia relating to barrier crimes with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Williamsburg, Mr. Mason.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Questions on adoption of the xee substitute.
Bill Howell
The substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Williamsburg .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill 920 prohibits sex predators or someone found not guilty by reason of insanity requiring to register on the sex crimes agency barred from opening a child welfare agency. Mr. Speaker, I move that the House engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 33 of the calendar, House bill 924, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to disclosure of electronic communication, verification and add missibility of content with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Mr. Mason.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to, gentleman from Williamsburg .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill search warrants that must provide a representative in court to testify that that is the document they provided. That is all of the information they have. So this saves the time and travel associated with getting a representative to the court and allows the court to authenticate 924 allows authentication of via affidavit.
[Unknown]
House bill 1012 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to Virginia college building authority, project. Reporting to committee on appropriations.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Massy.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1012 permits any organization like a foundation that is owned or controlled by a public institution of higher ed incomes the commonwealth to use Virginia college building authority to finance a bon. Mr. Speaker, I move the House engross the bill an pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1044, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to prescription monitoring programs, disclosures with a substitute on February 9th, next day, reporting to committee on appropriations.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, I 'd like to move adoption of the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
The questions on adoption of the committee substitute, those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Augusta .
Steve Landes
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1044 provides the director of the director of health professions May discloe about a specific recipient contained in monitoring programs to a qualified license prod fegsal working for the health plan for which the recipient is a member so they can identify the possible misuse of covered prescriptions. In addition, information May be disclosed about a specific dispenser to a qualified medical professional to identify prescribing practices indicative of fraudulent activity.
[Unknown]
House bill 1087 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia relating to violation prof detectivive order with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert. >> Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
Todd Gilbert
Mr. Speaker, under current law it's a misdemeanor to violate a protective order after careful discussions and consideration in the off season and trying to capture the truly bad actors, one approach is to further penalize and enhance penalties for violating while armed. So this bill would do that. Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I ask about the difference between emergency protective orders and I guess what you would call permanent protective orders. Does your enhanced penalty only apply to people who have been adjudicated through court to be subject to a protective order? Or does it apply to protective orders sometimes people say are handed out like candy?
Todd Gilbert
I would answer by saying it applies to all to the best of my knowledge.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block, next up, House bill 1105 a bill to direct the Virginia criminal sentencing commission to report the recidivism rate for certainly released federal prisoners with amendments.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Albemarle, Mr. Bell.
Rob Bell
Mr. Speaker, I move amendments.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee amendment. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Amendment is agreed to.
Rob Bell
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, this is a section one bill that has Virginia criminal sentencing studying the recidivism rate for the federal system. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 35, House bill 1111 a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia related to Hampton roads accountability commission with a substitute. Georgia from Virginia beach, Mr. Villanueva.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1111 deals with the Hampton roads transportation accountability commission, this is a continuation of efforts we've seen dealing with he fish kwensy and transparency with transportation organizations like hr tech. This bill has quorum and administrative changes. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. House bill 1114 moved to regular calendar, House 36, bill 1149 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to expungement of records.
[Unknown]
Mr. Spruill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move committee substitute. Those in favor say aye, opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
This gives a person a petition for expungement related to a crime a person was acquitted or dismissed and says if the court enter an order to refund costs paid by petitioner.
[Unknown]
House bill 1550 a bill relating to employers who willfully fail to pay wages.
[Unknown]
Miss Ward tu, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Substitute agreed to. Opposed, no. Opposed, no. ■gg■ nd House ■÷qgxqí÷ñq in■ebexqg■■g■qx amended the wage@@@@ statuteppp value unpaid was $10,000 or more. What House bill 1150 does is it allows the prosecutor to 8@ aggregate wages owed to more than one employee in determining if the violations forca willfulú cacafailure to pay is aca misde or felony. I ask the bill be engrossed and moved to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1190 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to special license plates for supporters of family and trust funds with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Grease on.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Substitute agreed to. Opposed, no. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this bill prevents anyone on the sexual crimes registry get from getting a license plate that relates to children. Delegate Simon and I worked on this bill earlier this year. I'd like to give them credit for bringing it forward. He did a great job in testimony, Mr. Speaker, I move the bill be engrossed and moved to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1257 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to personal injury and wrongful death actions disclosure of address. Reporting to committee on courts of justice with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Smith, Mr. Campbell.
Jeff Campbell
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Campbell .
Jeff Campbell
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1257 requires insurance company disclose the address of record of the alleged to an injured parto I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1276 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to motorcycle rider safety training courses with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Chesterfield .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Thank you. House bill 1276 clarifies motorcycle riding safety training courses describes those courses offered for m 2, 3, or m endorsement. I ask the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 38, continuing second reading on untested block, House bill 1587 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia ream yating to behind the wheel and knowledge examation nations for persons under 18 years of age.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, it will allow everyone, including those under 19 to take a reexam course because of failure of the dmv learner's permit test three times. The course is designed to obtain knowledge necessary to obtain a learner's permit. I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1290 related to timber cutting, determination of
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Salem, damages. Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, this just clarifies that timber fees are included in a timber trespass case.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? Mr. Speaker? Here?
Greg Habeeb
Gentleman from Charlottesville .
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
If he promises it's going to be funny.
[Unknown]
I say only the gentleman can make it funny this, is about timber cutting that would go to the ag committee. Is the reason I went to courts of justice committee because it has an attorney fee clause?
[Unknown]
No. Mr. Chairman, it went to courts of justice civil court because that is where you serve and we wanted to make sure you got to
[Unknown]
That is pretty funny, Mr. See it. Speaker, thank you.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill 1310 related to service of summons reporting to committee on courts of justice.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Chesapeake, Mr. Leftwich.
Jay Leftwich
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, we know if you run a red light, a summons can be mailed to you. If you don't show up, then, current statute requires you be served with a notice for that summons by the sheriff. This allows that that be served by a process server which is custom yary in civil matters.
[Unknown]
House bill 1112 to authorize supporters of safety runners bearing the legend meg smiles.
Jay Leftwich
The gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1312 creates a highs yens plate to honor of live of meg mincy, a runner, and educator a wife to a police sergeant dedicated to curbing drunk driving. Meg was tragically killed two years ago and shortly thereafter, 100,000 participated to honor her memory. This would raise awareness of safety for runners and cyclists everywhere.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Chris Peace
House bill 1319 a bill to amendment the code of Virginia relating to fraudulent representation about receipt of military decoration was a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Frederick, Mr. Collins.
Chris Collins
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move for adoption of the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Substitute agreed to. Opposed, no.
Chris Collins
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, this bill was brought by myself, Delegate Keam and Delegate lingmafelter. This covers services by people who fraudulently use military decorations or uniforms, currently, you can charge with fraud, but this is for people who get a free hair cut or special treatment at a redskins football game. So I move the bill be engrossed into third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1344 a bill to authorize the Virginia public building authority to issue bonds in amount not to exceed $1,545,000 to fund certainly capitol projects.
[Unknown]
Mr. Jones.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, it will fund 31 preplanned and planned project for $1.1 billion and will add additional dollars to a handful of projects that needed additional moneys and provide equipment for nine completed projects and plan 27 projects and I note these projects could not come back to us or the governor until after January 1, 2019. 250 million for the port of Virginia. $59 million for waste water treatment throughout the commonwealth. I ask we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 40, House bill 1361, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to lobbyists reporting, disclosure not required of certain persons attending entertainment events with amendments. And Mr. Speaker, there are floor amendments.
[Unknown]
Mr. Gilbert.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, can this go by temporarily?
[Unknown]
House bill 1361 by temporarily.
[Unknown]
Regular?
[Unknown]
Okay. Can that bill go to regular calendar also?
Bill Howell
Without objection, regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Continuing, House bill 1362. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to lobbyist reporting. The state local government conflict of interest act and general assembly conflict of interest act annual filing separate report of gifts. Reporting to committee of courts of justice with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
Todd Gilbert
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen you May remember we passed a much more limited ethics bill. One highlight was twice a year reporting. We sort of touted that we're the only state requiring twice a year reporting over economic interests, having done that, it seems like it's unnecessary. We're trying to fix a problem we're unable to fix and pressed on and did it anyway. The compromise is not make everybody have to do that twice a year, this reverts us back to what we used to do. Once a year reporting except in mid year now, you'll have to maintain gifts so I move this bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 41, House bill 1383 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to commissioner of highways to be made public with an amendment. Amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
This bill will provide more transparency for the public, requiring the v dot makes available and include analysis involving major highway compliance and the major project and provide some analysis that v dot will use, these are reports that the members have a hard time identifying and finding and I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 171 relating to alcoholic beverage control with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Lalbo.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House this deals with food alcohol ratio. Would call you have to serve and have 45% of your income has to be from food. This bill does not change the ratio in any bit. Just rewrites it so people know they can include nonalcoholic beverages as food.
[Unknown]
House bill 177 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to sex offender registry act with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, m Albo .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, we decided to combine all of the bills into the sex offenders act into one bill so emerged the bill into my bill and found out my idea wasn't we scratched that. Very good. Now, I get to take credit for Bell and peterson's ideas. This bill says that we're adding malicious wounding and stabbing with the intent to maim a child and related to human trafficking to the registry.
[Unknown]
Page 42, House bill 183 a bill to am and reenact several well reporting to votes required on counties, cities, and towns.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from petersberg, Mr. Aird. Charters to the city of hope
[Unknown]
Thank you, this raise rz from 4 to 5 the number of city council members required to pass an emergency measure. And raises from 4 to 5 the number of counsel members and in addition, also amends to amend the charter to the Hopewell water renewal commission. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 364 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia providing representation in commitment proceedings.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 364, reported out of appropriations, I got to say I was shocked. This is the first time that happened to me. I'm very excited. I have a motion. He was just joshing.
[Unknown]
Gentleman didn't get the memo I sent him.
Manoli Loupassi
So the attorneys fees are currently $25 and they'd go up to a whopping $125 per case, Mr. Speaker. I move the bill engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Page 43, House bill 378 to amend and reenact various section of the code of Virginia related to worker's compensation. And with amends February 12th.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, before the compromise, an issue we have been seeing for years now, we set up a schedule for clarity and we're keeping the reimbursements whole. I move the House engross the bill and pass it to third
[Unknown]
House bill 451 a bill to reading. Amend the code of Virginia relating to the commission on economic opportunity for virginians in aspiring communities. With an amendment.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the House adopt the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this bill establishes a 12 member legislative commission fon economic opportunity for virginians and is determined for members of this emerging Virginia. Asian american population has grown by 70%. For too many, all of us have a vong interest for the full fabric of the community. So this bill puts forward a commission to be appointed by you, Mr. Speaker. Two members from Senate committee on rules and three nonlegislative citizen members from Senate rules and these will be members with an expertise in job creation, entrepreneurship and employment. I move the bill be engrossed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, having voted on the prevailing side, I ask we reconsider that vote.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this is my bill and I took advice to keep it alongside the other convention bills, but it needs to go on second reading today.
[Unknown]
Mr. Cline moves that having voted on the prevailing side we reconsider that vote. Those in favor say aye. Motion is agreed to. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Returning to Page 44 with the block, House bill 499 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to professions and occupations, with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Yancey.
David Yancey
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, I move substitute.
Bill Howell
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Newport News .
David Yancey
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker members of the House, House bill 499 facilitates language helping dpor able to provide licenses for people that want to go to work. This has the broad support of various groups and I move that the House engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 588 a bill to amend, reenact several section of the code of Virginia defining contracts to include being 100 feet of the physical presence of the subject of a order.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Smith Mr. Campbell.
Jeff Campbell
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Substitute agreed to.
Jeff Campbell
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill provides clarification to have emergency protective orders.
[Unknown]
House bill 605 related to res stut yugs.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this was a bigger bill and would extend the statute of limitations for a pro vacation violation when the restitution for the victim had not been paid.
[Unknown]
House bill 628 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to sex offender act.
[Unknown]
Mr. Bell?
[Unknown]
First would require the listing of the persons current work address that is being done inside of the code and add the name of the institution of higher education in which he is currently enrolled.
[Unknown]
A House bill related to the commission of pension reform on appropriation was a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Jones?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House I move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Oppose, no.
[Unknown]
The speaker's bill will create a commission that will study and make rec mening days shall sunset on July 1, 2021, and cost will be about $150,000 a year for administrative support for the commission.
[Unknown]
House bill 681 a bill related to trafficking and persons, civil action.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move adoption of the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this bill would create a specific cause of action and a seven year statute of limitations.
[Unknown]
House bill 711 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to possession of premises.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It was a lose-lose and win-win, and leaving land lords with no one responsible for the lease and the victim had gotten the protective order, might have to be evicted. And this spells out the procedures followed by the landlord and gives procedure for the subjects of protective orders, victims of protective orders to be able to occupy premises. This was the work of both the landlord representatives as well as Virginia poverty law center and Virginia sexual and domestic violence reliance to prevent a win-win situation.
[Unknown]
House bill 735 a bill to reenact various sections reporting to landlord and tenant laws.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
This is the bill that we do with Virginia landlord act and all of the real property were in support. There is no opposition to the bill.
[Unknown]
House bill 741 to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia relating to the home inspectors licensing of home inspectors.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this bill creates a licensure system for asbestos home inspectors. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 817 in the code of Virginia related to freedom of information act record exclusions, rule of redaction with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Lemunyon.
Jim LeMunyon
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Substitute agreed to.
Jim LeMunyon
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, House bill 817 addresses an unfortunate and wide reaching decision by the state supreme court. Members May recall that what we thought the freedom of information act said is that when a member of the public wants a document from the government, the government has to turn it over and if a portion is excluded it can be redakted. The court ruled the opposite. So the effect of this if a parent wanted to go to a school board and there was personal information or a social security number, the school board could say there is excluded information and we'll not give you the record. For what this bill does is make clear the redaks-rules stand there is not a presumption going into the case.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 48, House bill 823, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to governmental agencies contracted for items listed on commercial recording with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Lemunyon.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill deals with the commercial activity list as a list of those activities done by agencies that are performed in the private sector. The bill says when one agency is going to purchase goods and services that might be found in the private sector. That public notice has to be given through the procurement section. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing, House bill 35 a bill to reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to privileges of license studios reporting to committee on general law was a substitute.
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, nochlt substitute agreed to, gentleman from Loudoun. >> Mr. Speaker, I move we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 842, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to teacher preparation and licensure, dyslexia with a substitute 10th, and appropriation with a substitute February 12th.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from rock ridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Mr. Speaker, I move we reject the education committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That substitute not agreed to.
Ben Cline
Those in favor say aye. And that is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 842 ensures that each person seeking renewal shall complete awareness training on indicators of dyslexia. And I hope it be the pleasure of the House to enfwros the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
And reporting to the committee of appropriation was a substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 858 creates the Virginia international trade corporation that is created to centralize the international trade and marketing efforts this legislation will have to be reenacted by the 2017 session before it would be fully implemented. Mr. Speaker, I move the House engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 874 moved to regular calendar. Accordingly, next up, House bill 883 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to comprehensive plan with a
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Salem, substitute. Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to, gentleman from Salem .
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, House bill 883 allows localities to adopt by right ordinances for infrastructure.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 50, House bill 922 a bill related to computer trespass.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from williamsberg, Mr. Mason.
[Unknown]
House bill 922 increases penalty for computer trespass to a class 6 felony for targeting a computer system exclusively for the use of the commonwealth, local governments are any of the departments or agencies and includes utilities, oil, gas, electric, sewer, water and waste water services. This is a continuation on our part to protect our infrastructure from computer crimes. I move that the House engross the bill an pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 986 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to Virginia freedom of information advisory council leadership.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Yancey.
David Yancey
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
David Yancey
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill 986 increases the sides of the advisory counsel and the number of people that you can put on the counsel and two members of the news media. I move the House engross the bill an pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1016 related to sexual response teams
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, m recipients. Massy.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1016 in 2013 we mandate that had our local jurisdictions have to add sexual assault response teams, this bill requires them to add a number of minutes from.
[Unknown]
Ier education if they're in the jurisdiction. Secondly, we forgot to give them foyer exceptions.
[Unknown]
House bill 1068 reporting to the committee on appropriation was a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House I move the committee stoout.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Substitute agreed to.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, hb 1068 is a bill that creates a grand program for certain ship building facilities in the commonwealth. It will create and require create a thousand new jobs and allow for a grant up to, I would say, up to $40 million over a four year period and May be extended by three years. Also, included up to a $6 million grant and section 6 and the only american owned foundry in the country.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. May this bill go to regular calendar for purposes of an extension after engrossment?
[Unknown]
Without exception.
Mark Cole
House bill 1070 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to toll collection procedures for in state and out of state drivers for toll collection and enforcement with a substitute on February 4. And.
[Unknown]
Mr. Jones?
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
No. That substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I ask we accept the substitute for appropriations committee. Questions on adoption offered by the appropriations committee.
[Unknown]
The substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, we had to change the phrase violation. There is nothing of substance changed from the time it left transportation committee. This is a bill ahowing Virginia to open other states for the compact and this would prohibit a toll violation to at least 220 days have passed. It allows dmv to withhold a toll violation. And I ask we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 54, House bill 1102 a bill to amend and reenexact a section of the code of Virginia sexual assault investigation training with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Miss Filler-Corn .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, lij of the House, hb 1102 would allow the department of develop a curriculum and conduct training on trauma, sexual assault investigations for law enforcement and related personnel. This developed by dcjs and available for law enforcement and investigators, victim advocates and related personnel.
[Unknown]
House bill 1110 related to temporary detention, notice of recommendation and communication of magistrate.
[Unknown]
This comes out of the mental health task force. Would it say if you're an interested party petitioner and there when the decision is made it will make available to you the magistrate that can make a final decision. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Sorry.
[Unknown]
No problem. A bill related to the purchase of Virginia grown food products by state agencies and divisions with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Fairfax, miss Kory .
Kaye Kory
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, there is a substitute. Substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Hb 1135 requires state agencies to purchase Virginia grown foods from small, local farms by adding a link to the Virginia grown website to department of general services website and a. As it is now, the code presents large institutions from purchasing small lots of produce from small local farms. Because they cannot support the institution. Hb 35 allows institutions to purchase small lots from small farms. I hope it's the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Kaye Kory
House bill 1160 relating to collection, storage and analysis of physical evidence recovery kits from victims of sexual assault offenses.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Albemarle, Mr. Bell.
Rob Bell
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Albemarle .
Rob Bell
Mr. Speaker, this addresses the backlog discovered and going forward we don't have a similar backlog and creates a mechanism for anonymous reporting meaning the victim isn't sure she wants to pursue criminal charges yet. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing, House bill 1166 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to Virginia public substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from taswell Mr. Moorefield.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Gentleman from tas well.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the procurement act with a House, House bill 1156 comes with a purchase of small business procurement not requiring field bids.
[Unknown]
House bill 1189 a bill relating to operation of a child welfare agency without a license, penalty for negligence resulting to death in or injury to a child. And two days later, reporting to committee on appropriations.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill 1189 will amendment of code of Virginia and increases the pens yalt to a class four penalty.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
A bill relating to internet publication of personal information of law enforcement officers. Penalty. With a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Stolle.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, it establishes no person shall public personal information of any law enforcement officer or their immediate family with the intent to cause arm. Turning to Page 55, House bill 1213 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to disorderly conduct in schools. And with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I wanted to explain this bill because I think a lot of you who have children with developmental delays will find this interesting. A former colleague came to me and she is a special education attorney would tell me schools will be charging kids with developmentally delays, let's use autism, with crimes. There is a kid who is acting up and throwing stuff in school. Instead of saying our job is to educate you, have this disability, the school resource officer charges the kid can disorderly conduct, brings them into court, charging them with a crime. So I was explaining this in courts and Delegate Bell said I had a similar case, and the gentleman from Shenandoah had a case, and the gentle lady from Richmond had a similar case. And then, Mr. Larock had a similar bill. This is a problem that needs to be solved. So my bill says a person has a developmentally delayed issue, they're allowed to submit documents showing this disability. I think it's better not to create a bar to prosecution on a disorderly conduct. And would like the child to present evidence they cannot control themselves and their disability is causing them to be able to not throw stuff. You can have a person that know what's they're doing and that would be a bar to prosecution. I just think this is a more frudent approach. And I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1226 to enact a bill related to assault and battery of department of corrections investigators, penalty.
[Unknown]
Mr. Adams.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. How longs bill 136 adds persons employed within the department of connections to the list of law enforcement officers so defined and these are at times placed in different situations.
[Unknown]
House bill 1227 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to sek tiz act. And Mr. Speaker, I move amendment.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye.
[Unknown]
House bill 1227 addresses crowd funding that just passed referred to as regulation a. There is a second tier there. This discusses how companies will put protections in place for this company as well. House bill 1238 related to department of services, disposition of certain materials, police animals.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill 1238 come was a request of the capitol police that changes language to allow the sale of an animal to an officer for a deeased officer's family member to $1. The bill replaces the word dog with the word animal because sh agencies use horses.
[Unknown]
House bill 124 to mandatory judicial retirement.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
House bill after age 70 to continue to age 73 without another interview and vote if their 6 or 8 year terms have fallen on retirement.
[Unknown]
A bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to bbu with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Washington .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Washington .
[Unknown]
House bill 1255 researches the board that moves on to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 57, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to auctioneers board with an amendment.
[Unknown]
Mr. O'quinn?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 1259 exempts auctioneers from being exempted from continuing education requirements.
[Unknown]
House bill 1260 a bill related to declaration of local emergencies.
[Unknown]
M Hodges .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Mrnspeaker. House bill increases to 14 days to call a special meeting in order to confirm the declaration of a local emergency.
[Unknown]
House bill 1263, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to Virginia small business financing authority. Small women-owned and minority-owned business loan funds on general laws.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Portsmouth, Mr. James.
Matthew James
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, this bill is clarifying the operational relationship within the fund. I move that we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 58 House bill 1254 moved to regular calendar.
Matthew James
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, House bill votes they split to provide health ensurance for blind vendors. This would allow service disabled veterans to be able to bid on the contracts.
[Unknown]
House bill 1317 to enact a section of the code of Virginia relating to sexual abuse of certain children, penalty. With a substitute.
Barry Knight
Mr. Cline.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, it would increase between ages 13 and I hope it be the pleasure of the House to pass to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1318, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the Virginia freedom of information act, noncriminal incidents and reports. With a substitute.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Hanover, m Fowler .
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1318 clarifies the exclusion applies to any public body engaged in criminal law enforcement activities. I move the House bill 1318 be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1325 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia and repeel one other relating to the bvu authority, emergency. With.
[Unknown]
I substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1325 alters powers and duties and authors the scope and authority of the ceo and clarifies other provisions for the authority. I move we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1343 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to creation of the common wealth competitiveness board, allege economic development projects on appropriations with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption substitute.
[Unknown]
Substitute before you creates a council that will be under the go Virginia umbrella that will receive dollars that will be appropriated into the fund in the introduced budget there is $40 million that what you will have is a entity that will be out there, and whether it's vvrc, cit, etc. And then, that body would review the proposal and then, once those proposals have been received would be ranked. And those would go to reach eight like our cat 6 projects and six-year plan for institutions of higher learning. Once ranked then, what occurs they'll go back to the go Virginia board for approval. I'll be glad to answer questions regarding this item. I ask we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes. I know everybody paid $5 on the list and don't lose their shirt putting up money for the pizza. I want to ask questions about the boards and how they work. It appears --
David Toscano
Mr. Speaker, can I get members in the back to be quiet or go into the lounge? I cannot hear.
Bill Howell
Yes, House will come to order, please.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
I would like to ask the gentleman about the boards and how they work. This appears to be an executive branch board and yet, very few members of the board are actually appointed by the executive. Can the gentleman explain that is the case? .
[Unknown]
I believe that is a go Virginia legislation he is talking about. This bill deals with the commercialization that sets up shev that would be the receiving agency. If you look at the budget now, the governor had it proposed would say any bio science proposal received bit commonwealth. And any proposal received and favorable evaluation from. There is no structure put in place other than the receipt of dollars, then going to dbhrc. Might go to cit, ieis, and etc. Thank you. And there wasn't a structure in place necessarily. So with go Virginia mission passed a couple days ago, Friday, we felt it would be appropriate to have underneath that structure this counsel, or board, I should say, that would give structure to the process involved in aloe indicating dollars from the general fund.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Well the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
Yes, and I would preface this, I know a lot of the stuff goes on on the ninth floor but it is incredibly important for this body and how we're going to go forward with research dollars that are going to go into this pot. I ask the gentleman, in the bill it refers to Virginia growth and opportunity act and creation of a board that says it has 21 members and will beings like within the executive branch. Out of 21 members there are not many appointed by the branch. I understand the go Virginia structure. Isn't this similar? Where the people are being appointed by the legislature or outside of the executive branch.
[Unknown]
Is he referring to Page four? Lines 91 through 106?
[Unknown]
I'd say to the gentleman in appreciation of the board.
[Unknown]
I would say there are 21 members, seven legislative members and 11 nonlegislative and four members from the House, members. One will be the chairman of the House appropriations committee. Senate would have three members and two members appointed by the Senate committee on and I think by the committee.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Be glad to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I say he and I have discussed the issue of incentives and how you measure success in anything you put together to make sure taxpayer dollars are put together. I ask what arrangements are set forth in this legislation to make sure that the moneys that the taxpayers are putting up here are going to be properly invested with the greatest return on investment?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I say that is an excellent question. I believe the structure is able to receive applications in Virginia and they'd find the appropriate entities for them to vet those proposals and once vetted, then, he goes to a reach eight. And right now we have a process that had the capitol improvements plan we've started in 2008. And we have what we call a cap six. I believe btb is on them. And similar structure here. They want us to reach eight is done they'll rank those projects they'll have been vetted and reviewed by.
[Unknown]
Folks, that is my last prepizza question if the gentleman would yield.
[Unknown]
I do, yes sir.
[Unknown]
In light of that structure and you understand how it would go through stages and you make a decision whether it makes sense. This is different. I'd like the gentleman to be able to comment on a certain I hear from research institution that's want to get their product to market fast. Can the gentleman assure me with the three layers of review, someone like at vcu health system has an opportunity to recruit a star in the bio science area would be able owe do it fast enough given what you say right here?
[Unknown]
The president I 've talked to, and I talked to all five, I think they're bringing more accountability of the process. And so you have to compete within your area. And the best projects that get funded.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from prince
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? William, Mr. Marshal.
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
May this be placed on regular calendar after engrossment?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1343, to the regular calendar after engrossment.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
And Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 60, last bill in the uncontested second reading block is a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia and repeal one other related to benefits for certain public employees disabled in the line of duty and their families and families and beneficiaries of such with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption those in favor say aye. Substitute. Agreed to.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker, last year we passed a bill that required interim, to work together to look at the line of duty. What we have before you on House bill 1345 is that bill. The meetings were very, very productive. We had what is before you is a bill taking to vrf, determination of eligibility and decisions that be being made by the medical review board. And extreme line of process. We have on the appeal process, you can only appeal to the circuit court. Now, you'll be able to go to apa. Currently, once approved there is no further review. If someone had a catastrophic injury they'd not have to go through a review. We change from spouses remaining eligible under the current plan under the plan approved in July next year surviving spouses would only be eligible until they remarry or if they get divorced it would no longer be eligible. We have increased coverage of children from age 21 to 26 regardless of whether you're in college or not. And have created a plan, one plan for health care. For all of those in the line of duty. We also have let's see. One of the questions that was looked at is should we at age 65 should an individual go off of a line of duty coverage and under on medicare? We discussed that. That was in the original draft of the bill. Last week decided that that would not occur until after July 1st of 2017. That way, no one currently in the plan would be adversely affected. There are technical changes made to this. And I will say it was, I was very pleased with the vote that came out of the appropriations committee. Other groups came and speak in favor of this. I ask we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills be engrossed and passed to third reading?
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed no. Bills are engrossed and passed to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Lemunyon.
Jim LeMunyon
Mr. Speaker, I have a
[Unknown]
House bill 1362 go to regular request. Calendar.
Jim LeMunyon
What Page ?
[Unknown]
40.
[Unknown]
1362 regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Clerk will continue with the calendar.
[Unknown]
Continuing, Page 60, House bills on second reading regular calendar. Approximately 40 plus bills on second reading regular. House bill 1252 rereferred to finance. Accordingly. House bill 57, a bill to amend and reenact student absence without excuse.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, miss Kory .
Kaye Kory
Mr. Speaker, it has been brought to my attention is that committee substitute is not germaine to the regular bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Kaye Kory
Gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Can that go by temporarily?
Bill Howell
Without objection, by temporarily.
Todd Gilbert
Turning to Page 61, Page 61, House bill 584 a bill to prohibit the feeding of deer with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, it was easier to grow hemp last year than feed deer in the town this year. There is a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Floor amendment to.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Giles .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this goes to clear up concerns from you're colleagues regarding the
[Unknown]
As many favor adoption of the floor amendment will say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 584 will allow any city or town to adopt the ordinance to the feeding of deer. Bredth of the legislation. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
House bill 786 relating to Virginia public procurement act set aside awards and Mr. Speaker there is a floor substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from pitsylvafia, Mr. Adams.
Les Adams
Mr. Speaker, I move the floor substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, the floor substitute has been distributed and available online.
Les Adams
Questions on adoption of the floor substitute, those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this would align public procurement laws set aside as a qualified slam business would include a provision that unwarded contracts then become qualified for aun warded slam businesses.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading?
[Unknown]
House bill 895 a bill relating to the board of education. Virginia high school tournaments. There is a floor amendment that has been distributed and available online.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I might try to explain the bill first before considering a floor amendment if that is okay.
[Unknown]
Very good.
[Unknown]
Thank you. This is a substantial bill, years ago, and how to pass regulations down. The general assembly said we want to do some specific things. You must take a virtual class. You have to take either an ap class or an ip class or a cte class. For ninth graders you have to learn emergency first aid, and learn how to use an auto mated external defibrillator. We have said you have to take a personal finance course. This year, you're saying have you to learn more about computers. We said a lot in the code and told our localities what we want them to do. You'll hear things like we want our graduates to be able to get better at critical thinking and collaboration and citizenship. What class do you take to show you're better at creative thinking and citizenship? I'm not sure. Laej, we want our children to be more career ready and have internships and focus on we said a lot about what we credentialing. Expect of the children. But never have said go away and let us know what you find out. We have put them in the code. And the code has become somewhat cumbersome. This bill says go away, develop, and implement these concept s into a high school resign. Come back and show us how you might develop courses in the early years and internships and show us how to integrate a new way to think about high school. Lastly, Mr. Speaker, just because my son, matthew May or May not take five ap courses that Knight mite not be the right path for everyone. So regardless wlfrnt it's the path, we need to change the way how we think about it in the commonwealth. Point of order, Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
I'm done. And I know that Delegate LeMunyon has a noor amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, would the clerk report the amendment?
[Unknown]
Floor amendment is available online.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, the gentleman from Loudoun has described the bill correctly. The floor amendment is to enactment clauses. This could be a fairly substantial and sweeping design. The bill is designed is that state board goes through the process of updating and making is that the clock stops. And I would like to talk to my local school boards about what changes what my amendment says this might be. What I 'm concerned about is voting for something the state board is going to come up with that it haven't seen yet. So the question is do you want to be able to stop the clock and take a look? If you're okay, you want to vote no. Thank you.
[Unknown]
There are two clauses in the amendment. One says go away, do this work, come back with a report. Tell us what you're thinking about. We can consider it and move forward. That makes sense to me. So Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask if I can sever into two parts except number three and says we can to come back and revote on everything just talked about.
Bill Howell
Okay, gentleman from Loudoun asked we separate the two floor amendments offered by Mr. Lemunyon.
[Unknown]
And Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Yes, gentleman from Loudoun ?
[Unknown]
Once separated I 'd like the body to vote for the first part of the amendment and against the second part of the amendment.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of item three as many favor adoption, will say aye, opposed, no. Now we're going to talk about item four.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. He just agreed reports are going to come in September if you think it should be automatically implemented with out knowing what the report says, then you want to vote no. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? I ask --
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun ?
[Unknown]
Thank you. I'd ask you to vote no on this when he says what he's about to say. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
If this is offered?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, follow up question?
[Unknown]
Gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I ask the gentleman the intent of the language that we're about to vote on is similar to the amendment we rejected in the full combhee the other day?
[Unknown]
I think that is correct.
[Unknown]
Mr. Orrock.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I 've seen our board of education, allowing them to determine what the graduation requirements are. While in concept, agree with the patron of the bill. And this will come back and let us know what that means will be irresponsible. I hope the body will come back and accept amendment number four.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of item four. As many favor adoption will say aye. Opposed, nochlt chair is in doubt. I think that is sufficient. Item four, floor amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? Sorry.
[Unknown]
Is he bothering her? I can get the capitol police?
[Unknown]
Floor amendment is accepted.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Question on the floor amendment has been agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, parliamentary inquiry.
[Unknown]
Won't be it appropriate to have a she of hands?
[Unknown]
Well, we had a show of hands.
[Unknown]
As for a division --
[Unknown]
Beg pardon?
[Unknown]
Ayes, nays?
Bill Howell
You wanted this? Okay. There is enough. Shall the floor amendment be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 45, no, 50. The amendment is rejected. This is the first in 15 years, huh. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
Bill Howell
Turning to Page aye, opposed no. The bill fails to be engrossed and passed to third reading. Okay. As many as favor the -- shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 30 -- 37, no's 56.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, no's 56. The bill fails to be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill --
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I would like to move that we stand in recess until 2:15.
[Unknown]
2:15.
Kirk Cox
2:15.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights moves that the House stand in recess until 2:15. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. House stands in recess until 2:15.
[Unknown]
House republican caucus will meet immediately upon recess downstairs in House room 1. That's the only caucus meeting for the 45-minute recess. 03:35:01.143 --> 03:35:14.754 >> Motion agreed to. House stands in recess until 2:45.
Bill Howell
House will come to order, members, please take your sights. -- seats. Clerk will continue the calendar.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, Page 62 of the printed version, we are on House bill, second reading regular. House bill 1061. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia section of the expulsion of students to local law enforcement agency. Report from committee on education with amendments. Mr. Speaker, there is a floor substitute, but that is not available online yet. So for technical reasons we might want to take that by temporarily.
[Unknown]
Take it by temporarily, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1061, by temporarily.
[Unknown]
Continuing -- apologize. Continuing with the calendar, Page 63, House bill 1132 has been referred to courts. Next up, House bill 1134, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code related to disorderly conduct, students. Report from committee on education, with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Larock.
Dave LaRock
Mr. Speaker, I would move the committee amendments.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the committee substitute, as many favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Loudoun .
Dave LaRock
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1134 as amended exempts in-school behavior by students from the disorderly this bill merely proposes that conduct code section. Disruptive but otherwise non-criminal behavior of our children in the schools be handled by in-school disciplinary, rather than courts and police.
[Unknown]
House bill 1134 as amended is very targeted, current law makes it a crime to act up in school. The carve out for disorderly conduct is limited to students under the age of 14. Students who are enrolled in the school, and it deals with conduct that occurs during regular school hours on school property, all of this conduct should be addressed through the student disciplinary system. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Larock.
Dave LaRock
Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Dave LaRock
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, all due respect to the patron, hope everybody understands what we are talking about here. We are talking about making a circumstance that if it occurred down at the local convenience store in the parking lot across from the school, anywhere other than on school property during the school day they could be charged with disorderly conduct, but because it is happening on school, during the school day, or on a school bus at any time, I would suggest by the language of the bill, it says or on a school bus means if they are going to or from a sports event, anything of that nature, you are saying it can't be the same legal charge as it would be anywhere else in the world that these students might engage in these activities. I think that's just bad public policy. I think it sends the wrong message to our students. In spite of their young age of 14 or younger.
[Unknown]
There was a study done that Virginia leads the nation in referrals to law enforcement. Six times as many as other states. And those numbers are disproportionately large for students with disabilities. And minority students. And what we're talking about, and I have a couple of examples, where you have a kid whose being held to a higher standard than developmentally they should be. The one example, you had a 13-year-old at a school that specialized in students with disabilities, was charged with disorderly conduct for refusing to follow directions, and he stormed out of the gym, and he banged on a keyboard, he had no history of violence. But this was a kid that was charged with disorderly conduct. You had another kid, a 12-year-old, who when she went to pick up her cousin at an elementary school, she saw a fight, she pulled her cousin out of the fight, the school resource officer grabbed her, she was scared, and she swore. She was charged with disorderly conduct. You had 14-year-old student with a major depression and anxiety disorder, who was locked in a seclusion room, and when that kid damaged the doorknob, trying to get out of the locked room, was charged with disorderly you had a 14-year-old who was conduct. Sent to the office just before lunch, and while waiting to see the assistant principal, the lunch Bell rang. She waited longer but then she started to go to the cafeteria because she was hungry and the school resource officer stopped her in the Hall, told her to go back into the office. She kept saying she was hungry. She got agitated. She yelled at the resource officer that she was hungry. The officer grabbed her arm and what he didn't know was that she had a history of sexual abuse, so when he grabbed her, she panicked, and she became combative. She was charged with disorderly conduct. I've got many more examples. And what is happening, whether we like it or not, is, in some cases, rather than handling these through the discipline process, they're automatically being handled through the criminal process, and what this bill does is say, they should be handled through the discipline process for young kids who are going to act out but aren't criminals. I ask that you pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, with the gentlelady yield for purposes of the question?
[Unknown]
I will.
[Unknown]
The gentlewoman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would ask the gentlelady and I understand the scenarios and being a schoolteacher I fully appreciate the circumstances she alludes to. My concern in the scenarios she laid out and with this legislation, I can't think of any of these circumstances she speaks to where law enforcement couldn't have charged those students with other charges. Some even more on a higher order, potentially a felony. So I 'm also perplexed in in less shouldn't -- legislation, with the underlying concern with how many of our students, especially middle school and lower end up being a part of our juvenile system, I 'm puzzled and can't see how this resolves it because as you take away the disorderly conduct charge, there's other legal charges that can be brought to bear on that student that puts them in the exact same place or potentially even worse. And so could the gentlelady speak to how this is really getting to the heart of her problem?
[Unknown]
I'd be happy to, Mr. Speaker. Where there are other crimes that the child can be charged with, usually that's a little more serious behavior and we did not want to take those charges away if the charges were merited. But what a lot of the practitioners that practice in this area have seen is disorderly conduct is the number one charge being used against kids that, when you really peel back the layer, they should be handled through the disciplinary process, but they're using disorderly conduct to get the kids out of the school.
[Unknown]
Mr. Gilbert. Speaking to the bill, Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I will be the first one to agree with the gentlewoman from Richmond city that we have an overreferral problem in the juvenile justice system as far as our schools are concerned. But what she proposes, and in fact what most of the bills we have on the floor today, all of the bills we have on the floor today dealing with this topic do, is overreach. And I agree that we need to find out why this is going on, we need to find out -- we need to put a stop to a bunch of it, but what this bill does, is say that, in no case can you ever charge a student with disorderly conduct. It is blanket immunity. So it doesn't solve the problem of limiting the cases where it shouldn't be used; it applies to the cases where it absolutely should be used and is the thing of last resort that both the school and law enforcement have to deal with a problem child. So there is a way to do this. This is an easy way to try to accomplish it that's going to create a lot more problems than it solves. I would hope that we could slow down and try to find the true source of this problem with the abuse of discretion of who gets sent to juvenile court and who does not, but to take away this tool from every single case is a wrong idea, it's bad public policy, and it's going to have bad consequences down the road for public safety. So I would ask that we oppose the bill, please.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Larock.
Dave LaRock
I would like to add to the remarks that have been tossed out so far that, yes, our prisons are overflowing, and there is a human cost, and there is an economic cost and I fear that the human cost is not getting the attention that it needs. Schools, as we all know, are a place where children go to be shaped, and if law enforcement and courts have their way, I 'm afraid that we're going to be putting kids into the good guy or bad guy category. As opposed to bringing them into schools to shape them in a way that they become good guys. So I hope you'll support this bill. Thank you very much.
[Unknown]
Mrs.?
Dave LaRock
The gentleman from Salem .
Bill Howell
Would the gentleman from Loudoun yield for a yes?
[Unknown]
As long as it's funny, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields. >>
[Unknown]
The gentleman just said something to do with prison overcrowding. I'd ask him how many students in the commonwealth covered by this bill are subject to the prison system.
[Unknown]
I think the prison system is the end product of a school system that does not adequately take into consideration that it is shaping young children and preparing them for life. I'm not sure that's a specific answer but I -- it's probably the best I can do at this point. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, would the gentleman yield for another question?
[Unknown]
I will.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I believe the gentleman's bill covers children below a certain age. I would ask the gentleman, are children below that age eligible to be put in prison for disorderly conduct?
[Unknown]
Again, that's a question that the questioner would probably be better qualified to answer, or someone else who would choose to jump up on my behalf.
[Unknown]
I don't see anybody else jumping up so would the gentleman yield for another question? >>
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman where else in the code we have an immunity like this.
[Unknown]
I'm not aware if there are any. I say to the gentleman.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, would the gentleman yield for another question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I will.
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman if he think it's good public policy for the education committee, without the courts committee reviewing a bill, to determine what conduct should be criminally immune or not.
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman that it is good policy when education has a dominant say in policies that have a strong effect on education.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman.
Bill Howell
The gentleman -- gentlewoman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I would draw the body's attention to the, the fact pattern of what happens when you can be charged with disorderly conduct. Up at the top of the bill it says you're guilty of disorderly conduct if, with the intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof. Think back to junior high. Think how often that fact pattern exists. I probably shouldn't take your time but I 'm going to digress. When my son was in junior high, he decided that as they left the eighth grade that nobody was doing any kind of a prank. I didn't know until I picked up the other kids at 4:00 in the morning that other mothers weren't -- didn't agree to do this, but I thought the junior high was just fine, it also has some signs, we'll miss you, love, whatever those kids decided to do. Now, I did tell the kids at 4:00 in the morning that, you know, if any police car comes up, you freeze. And I 'll handle it. I hadn't run for office yet at that time. But the point is that there are things that are done in good humor and jess -- jest that some people take wrong. We see it all the time in this body. And we've got to certainly allow that someone under age 14 might just not quite have the judgment and it might irritate somebody that you just intended to anno me. You wouldn't sit quiet. You annoyed me. The fact pattern just does not apply to our schools under age 14. I hope you will pass this bill.
Bill Howell
The question is on engrossing and passing to third reading. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The bill face -- fails to be engrossed.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 36. Nos, 60.
[Unknown]
The bill fails to be engrossed. I might add we could save a lot of times if you would just trust my keen sense of hearing. I will grant you I 've made one mistake earlier today. The clerk will continue.
[Unknown]
Reporter: continuing with the calendar, House bill 1279, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia relating to public schools fire drills, lockdown drills, reported to the committee on education, there is a a floor substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Anderson.
[Unknown]
I would move adoption of the floor substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the floor substitute offered by the gentleman from Prince William. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. Substitute is agreed to. Gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This has to do with House bill 1279 has to do with the mixture between designated fire drills and lockdown drills in public school facilities. At the present time principals are required to conduct 13 fire drills as opposed to two lockdown drills, and as we know, in contemporary america, there is a pressing need for lockdown drills. In a country where we have had very few fatalities as a result of fires in schools. What this bill does is takes those numbers of 13 fire drills and two lockdown drills, equalizes them to a point where there are four fire drills required and four lockdown drills for a total of eight. Mr. Speaker, I would move that we engrosses the bill and move it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 64 of the printed calendar, House bill a bill to amend the code of 1282. Virginia relating to the Virginia public procurement act required contract provisions, the committee on general laws with a substitute.
[Unknown]
I move the bill go by temporarily.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1282 goes by temporarily.
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 64, House bill 287, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to mediation, January 27th, reported from the committee of appropriations with amendment on February 10th.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Salem .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the amendment from the community -- committee on appropriation.
[Unknown]
The question on the adoption of the committee amendments. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
This bill relates to fees paid to mediators in certain domestic cases, can you say did difficult -- custody cases. The people who voted against it, I think did because it increased their reimbursement rate from 100 to $120. That part was stripped out of the bill in appropriations. So the only thing that is in the bill, it says that the mediator deals with both custody and visitation issues and separately child support issues, subject to reimbursement for two fees, not just one. I believe Delegate Peace or somebody else maybe has some language in the budget dealing with this issue as well. I would move engrossment and passage of the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading as many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing, second reading, regular calendar, House bill 450, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to comprehensive community colleges, veterans, advisors and veterans resource centers, reported from the community of education, committee on appropriations with a substitute on the 10th.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Taylor. I would move the committee
Scott Taylor
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Substitute from appropriations.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. Substitute is agreed to. Gentleman from Virginia beach.
Scott Taylor
House bill 450 simply says that each of the seven comprehensive community colleges with the highest number of enrolled students who are veterans will hire a full-time advisor to provide enrollment and advisory services and help the veterans navigate federal and state resources. I would move that the body move and engrosses the bill.
[Unknown]
Shall it be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 467, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to a limited immunity for manufacturing businesses operating adjacent to the or within 100 feet of public greenways, attorneys fees and costs, reported from the committee of courts and justice with a substitute.
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 467 says that no action shall be initiated or maintained to enjoin the continued use and operation of a manufacturing company solely on the basis of a claimant's use of a public park, recreational facility or playground or public greenway, and that manufacturing company existed prior to the creation of such public park or greenway. I hope it will be the will of the body to engrosses the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. The motion is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 703, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code and repeal another, relating to legal age for marriage. Penalty. Reported from the committee of courts and justice with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Richmond city.
[Unknown]
Thank you, are Mr. Speaker. I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption felt committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
Bill Howell
The substitute is agreed to. The gentlewoman from Richmond city.
[Unknown]
House bill 7032 would say that both parties to a marriage must be 18 years of age unless they are emancipated. The bill also provides a new grounds for emancipation, if a child intends to enter into a marriage and as part of that, there are findings that the court must make to ensure that the marriage is not -- that the marriage is consistent with the child's will. The issue that we're trying to solve here, there was a study done of child marriages in Virginia over 10 years. It had some pretty disturbing results. And part of what an organization that has been dealing with domestic violence survivors found was a significant number of children who had been forced into marriage, coerced into marriage, in some cases by their parents, in some cases with their parents' knowledge. We already make sex with a child under 18 illegal. The stage of illegality depends on the age of the child. But what bill does is ensure there are protections in place so that when a child does want to get married, they can do so, they can be emancipated, and then they can have all the protections under the laws of an adult including to get a protective order if they need to, which without this bill, they could not. I'd ask that you engrosses the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Suffolk .
[Unknown]
Will the gentlelady yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I 've asked the gentlelady if she can cite any specifications in Virginia of the forced marriages of the minors, that it has occurred, and if so, this specific number.
[Unknown]
I don't have with me the specific number, but I do have -- I can read you the story of a particular client who gave permission for her story to be shared, if the gentleman would like to hear, this was a 17-year-old who had suffered years of emotional, psychological and physical abuse at the hands of her family in an effort to get her to agree to marry an older man that she barely knew, had not chosen for herself, at a time in life when she only wanted to focus on school and a wide open future rather than marriage to a man she didn't know. Child protective services tried to intervene but they couldn't. She kept trying to cry out for help but she couldn't get a protective order because she was under age. And when she went to the courthouse, she hoped that there would be last minute intervention. She even made sure that she stood with a stance that made clear she didn't want to be there, but she had no choice and she said, I had no choice, I could not do anything. And after suffering from abuse from both her parents and then her husband, once she became an adult, she made her way through the higher justice center and was able to get out of that situation. So that's at least one example I can give you. There are others. That's the only one I have permission.
[Unknown]
Would the gentlelady for another question?
[Unknown]
This would be a question of a couple of different parts. On line 39 of the bill, it states that the judge shall determine that the minor is not compelled by persuasion or men men -- menace, I 'd like to know the legal standard. On line 40 it states the judge will determine if the minor is mature enough to get married. I'd like to to know the legal standard of "mature enough". On line 46, it states that the judge shall determine the best interest of the minor to get married and shall not consider any previous children born or pregnancies, and shall not be persuaded by solely the parents wishes. And so I 'd like to ask the gentlelady on those two issues, the justification.
[Unknown]
So, first, Mr. Speaker, I would answer that the criteria that we settled on for the judge to look at mirror the criteria that a judge would use in determining whether a minor can get an abortion. And this was language that was worked on with all of the relevant stakeholders to make sure they were comfortable with that language. With respect to item 4, what that is saying is, you cannot base a finding that the marriage is in the best interests of the child solely on the fact that she's pregnant. You can consider it. But you can't come in and say, well, she's pregnant and therefore she can get married because what you will find is, and what the fear is and there have been cases of this, where it used to be the law, if you rape a child under 14, and then you marry her, that marriage was a dissent. We very recently got rid of but there are cases where there that. Have been sexual assaults that have resulted in a pregnancy and then that perpetrator has married the child in an attempt to get out of trouble. What this is saying is, you can't look at that case, if there is a history of abuse or if there is evidence that that child has been abused or coerced, you cannot overcome that just by saying, she's pregnant. So solely because she's pregnant, we're going to say it's in her best interest to get married.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I did a search on every possible term I could find that would be applied to this bill and found no instances in the state of Virginia, maybe there's a separate instance that the gentlelady was discussing, and I 'm not saying that those instances May not occur, but the only other instance I find was in maryland in 2012, and then the other cases were overwhelmingly in england, in africa, and asia. And to remove a parental decision-making of their own minor, their child, ought to be compelling, overwhelming evidence that we are now removing that from parents. If the bill was only to raise the legal age to get married without parental consent to 18, I would absolutely support that bill. But the gentlelady discusses issues that are very remote, but also issues based on possibilities and fears. There are other arches to address those fears specifically, such as changing our statute for protective orders and letting individuals in that type of situation obtain a protection order. That's a change. But it's not removing a parent's responsibility and rights. I think to remove a parent's rights and responsibilities and now allowing the judge to make the decision over the parent, is that really what we want our parental rights to come to? Is that really the best that a judge will determine how mature that minor is, a judge will now determine whether the minor is old enough, and a judge will now determine what's in the best interests when the only issue to resolve is, should this minor be allowed to be married. I think that is a huge infringement on parental rights and responsibilities, and that's why I will not support this bill. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1090, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to the department of health, expenditure of funds related to abortions and family planning services, reported from the committee on hell, welfare and institutions with an amendment on February 9 and subsequently reported from the committee on appropriations with amendment on February 10th.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from rock ridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would move to reject the health welfare and institutions committee amendment.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the amendment offered by the committee on health, welfare and institutions. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
Ben Cline
The gentleman voted twice.
[Unknown]
The amendment is not agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would move to accept the committee on appropriations amendment.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the amendment offered by the committee on appropriations. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. That amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from rock ridge.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1090 prioritizes the distribution and utilization of nonmedicaid public funds for family planning, reproductive healthcare and maternofetal care by make the funds available first and primarily to general care facilities, which do not perform abortions. There are well over 140 federally qualified and rural clinics in Virginia that offer the services that women need. The clinics offer far more comprehensive services than any other providers with none of the controversy. They provide immunizations, diabetes and glaucoma screenings, cholesterol screenings, pediatric aye, ear, dental screenings, well child services and more. We look at our healthcare situation and the rising cost to our citizens, we have a duty to allocate available funding in the most efficient manner possible. The best way the state can fulfill its duty to efficiently steward these funds is to ensure that they are distributed to the most effective point of service healthcare providers. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to engrosses the bill and pass it on to its third reading.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'd like to speak to the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 1090 would prohibit the commonwealth from entering into contracts or making grants to comprehensive family planning clinics across the commonwealth. It is clear from the committee amendments, which have all exempted -- which has exempted all hospitals, including vcu health systems and uba medical centers that this is a direct attack on one entity, that being planned parenthood. Mr. Speaker, Virginia residents need greater access to healthcare services, not diminished access. It has been the will of this body not to draw down our own money from the federal government to expand healthcare to the most needy of Virginia and see. So that's another reason to vote no on the bill, which would further reduce the limited number of services that we provide. Planned parenthood provides a wide range of preventive healthcare services, nobody disputes that, I think, including lifesaving cancer screenings, contraceptive services, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. For many women, planned parenthood services serves as a critical entry point to the healthcare system, including by offering regular screenings for obesity, high blood pressure, and tobacco use, and by offering counseling, treatment, or referrals when additional care is needed. Currently 60% of women who receive services at publicly funded family planning centers consider it their source of primary care, that's 60%, use these clinics for their primary care. Last year planned parenthood health centers served over 22,000 men and women at its six health centers across the commonwealth. At those health centers, more than 1900 screenings for cervical cancer were conducted, 2,000 breast exams, more than 16,000 patients received birth control services, more than 1300 well women exams and 733 primary care visits. Those are the statistics. In the Richmond area alone, 1300 women, men and young people would lose access to free sti cleanings, at planned parenthood. Let's not reduce access. States that have done this, it's turned into -- they've had some bad consequences. There was a rural county in indiana where hiv epidemic exploded, we have in our own state an epidemic elsewhere of hepatitis c infections. We need more healthcare in our communities, especially in places where it's hard to find, on abortion, which is a constitutionally protected right, our family planning clinics can only provide first trimester abortions. That's something I didn't know when I came here 13 years ago. So if this bill were to bass, -- pass and become law, think of the demand for these services that will now be at our hospitals, which for some reason are exempted from this bill. And so that is another reason why I hope that we will defeat this measure. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Culpeper .
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I have a very good friend of mine who was actually an abortion survivor. Her mother was raped, and went in to receive an abortion, the abortion did not take the first time. She went back again. It was a chemical abortion. It did not take the second time. The second time was all it took for her mother to realize this is not something she wanted to do and so now size I -- susie is the mother of two, incredible person, incredible mother, I think it is absolutely unconscionable that we live in a world where where this is permitted to happen and we're going to take her tax dollars to subsidize this billion dollars industry? This bill does not prevent someone from going out and spending their own money. It attempts to reprioritize money to those clinics that actually provide comprehensive women's healthcare. Away from those organizations that again we're sitting here forcing susie when she has trouble making the bills or whatnot and we're telling her, we're taking a portion of your tax dollars and we're going to subsidize an industry that tried to kill you twice. So I hope it will be the pleasure of this body to support this bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman resume the floor for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield.
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman, did his friend survive a first trimester abortion?
[Unknown]
Yes, she did. >>
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, further question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
So your friend survived an abortion at a planned parenthood first trimester abortion clinic?
[Unknown]
No, it was not planned parent heed first trimester abortion.
[Unknown]
May I speak further.
[Unknown]
Now is the appropriate time.
[Unknown]
Any type of abortion that's later in term -- it never has been done in an abortion clinic in Virginia. If his friend survived an abortion attempt, it was -- in Virginia, it was at a hospital. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Which are exempt from this bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Frederick ,
[Unknown]
Speak to the bill, Mr. Mr. Collins. Speaker?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen, very briefly, I was born in 1971, prior to roevwade and adopted through the catholic charities. We can sit and argue back and forth. We know each other's arguments on both sides. I think everyone can switch sides in this chamber and make the other person's arguments for them. But as we move forward, it disturbs me that we continue to talk about abortion. I have two sisters who traveled overseas to adopt children because they couldn't adopt here in the united states. I was adopted myself. My wife and I tried to adopt a child with very significant red tape preventing us. And I think this chamber would be better served to change the conversation from abortion to adoption. Let's give these mothers a choice, not between life or death, but to show them that there are other alternatives. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [ applause ]
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 67 of the printed calendar, House bill 8, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to the creation of the Virginia virtual school, reported on the committee of education with amendments on January 20, reported from the committee on appropriations with a substitute on February 12.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from stanton, Mr. Bell.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would ask that we reject the education committee amendments.
Bill Howell
The question is on the adoption of the amendments offered by the committee on education. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. Those amendments are rejected.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would ask that we adopt the committee substitute from the appropriations committee.
Bill Howell
The question is on the substitute offered by the committee on appropriations. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
Bill Howell
That substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from stanton.
[Unknown]
In 2015 House bill was passed and signed by the governor with a reenactment clause. House bill eight is the reenacted bill to establish the Virginia virtual school, which creates a state-wide virtual school to provide full-time virtual school programs here in Virginia. The amendment designates the board and the school as the local education agency so that it May receive federal funds to be disbursed for students with special education needs. That was the amendment from the appropriations staff committee as a cleanup measure, I think. I would ask that we engrosses the bill and pass it to its
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed third reading. And passed to its third reading? Will say aye; those opposed, no. As many as favor that motion
[Unknown]
The bill is enimproved and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Turn to Page 68, House bill 47. A bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to the establishment of the mixed delivery preschool fund and grant program, record from the committee on education February 10, special report from the committee on appropriations.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from loudon.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this is the second part to a bill we talked about earlier, House bill 46, that establishes the committee to look at early education here in the commonwealth. This is part two of that House bill 47, which establishes grant fund allowing for competitive awarding of grants based on urban, suburban and rural community applications that look at field testing mixed delivery systems to include public, private, and faith based early education programs. This pilot program will have a two-year sunset. It will actually have the opportunity to establish six two-year grants. And these grants are focused on priorities of these applicants should include a commitment to pursuing models of local governance, of successful mixed delivery in preschool systems, looking at different ways to talk about credentialing and qualification, and utilizing incentives to make sure that the mixed delivery system is in fact the best system for us to look at in the commonwealth. Mr. Speaker, I move that the bill be engrossed and passed on to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 48, a bill to -- forfeiture of property used in connection with the commission of crimes. Finding of guilt required. Reported from the committee on courts and justice with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Spotsylvania .
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The gentleman from Spotsylvania. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
This is the asset forfeiture reform bill that passed out of the House last year. It requires -- it does have differences from last year's bill in that it allows more exceptions to the finding of guilt and it also only requires a finding of guilt, not a conviction, before assets May be taken, and -- by the government in connection to a crime. I think this is a fundamental property right. I don't think people should be at-risk of losing their property to the government if they have not been convicted of a crime, and I hope it will be the will of the body to engrosses the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Richmond city.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I would ask my colleagues to consider voting against this bill, and I 'll explain to you why: when I was in the Richmond commonwealth's attorney's office this was an area that I did -- handled some cases on behalf of the commonwealth and its asset forfeitures. Typically what happens, if someone is dealing drugs and the police catch them, for instance, in their car, they'll seize the car at that time and maybe there's drugs in the car, guns in the car, there might be a certain amount of cash in the vehicle, so at that time they charge them with the criminal offenses but they also seize the assets when they have probable cause to believe that these assets are part of the -- of a crime. And so the police officer has to make a determination then and there, is there probable cause to believe that a crime was committed. And if he does, he turns that information over to the prosecutor's office, and they file what is known as a notice and information of seizure and they seize the asset, and they notify the person that the asset has been seized from. So if it's money, they notify the person and say, you know, if you can test this, you can go to court, you can contest it. And so what is typical is, the person doesn't contest it because they're drug dealers or they've committed some crime. They've got ill gotten gain. So that asset gets forfeited to the commonwealth. So let me give you an example, and what the delegates bill would do is, it would make the government prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime was committed in order to forfeit the property. So let me give you an example of one where the criminal would get his stuff back. Two people driving a car late at night, new York license tags, they're going through Hanover County and they're driving 82 in a 65. They get pulled over by state police. They're sweating profusely. They've been making of your testify movements when the officer is pulling them over. He has a fear for his life. Had he doesn't know exactly what they're doing. They're acting extremely nervously. And so he asks them, hey, you got any guns or drugs in the car? No, no, no, we don't have anything like that. Do you mind if I search? No recollection we don't mind. So he searches the car and he finds $50,000 cash in the car. Okay, these guys are acting really weird, and they've got $50,000 cash. That's a boat load of money, it's extremely unreasonable. I think I should investigate further. He separates the two. And they each tell some bull story about why they have $50,000. And there's no rhyme or reason to their stories. They're totally different. So any reasonable officer in that position would think, you know, something is not right, I can't really pinpoint it but $50,000, unexplainable, in a car, new York tags, I think what I 'll do is I 'm going to seize this, and then we'll see what happens. Maybe I 'll get some more evidence about these potential drug dealers or these potential cigarette dealers or what-all. Smugglers. Okay. So he takes it to the prosecutor in Hanover, and the prosecutor is like, thank goodness you seized the money, we'll look into it. We'll try to figure something out. But in the interim we'll file this notice of seizure. Okay. Let's assume for a second that there's a completely reasonable explanation why they had $50,000 cash. They can file an answer and they can say that they had just gotten a loan and this was the proceeds that had been given to them, there should be some documentation they can produce. They can produce it to the commonwealth's attorney. There's not a commonwealth attorney in the state that wouldn't give them back the money with valid proof of that nature. At the very least, it wouldn't be that much trouble for them to go to court and produce the documents they have and the judge will immediately return them the money. But if they can't prove it, then they ought not get back the money. And you know what? Maybe the prosecutor doesn't have any -- isn't able to get any information to charge them with a criminal offense. So they were lucky. They walked away Scott free. They escaped getting charged, maybe going to jail, if it was Hanover, they'd probably get 40 years, okay? But they walked away. They're criminals and they walked away. And the only thing they lost was that money because they couldn't prove how they got it because everybody in the world knows they got it ill -- the wrong way. Committing a crime. So his bill is going to let some criminals walk away and get their money back. So I 'm against that. I can tell you I 'm against that. And I hope you'll vote no.
[Unknown]
I wonder what happened to the two guys while he was seizing their car.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Suffolk .
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill?
[Unknown]
The gentleman hat floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, I appreciate my friend giving the example, which is the exact example why I support the bill. If we are taking an individual's property, the government is taking their property, ought not it be more than just a possibility of a crime? Ought it not be more of an mere suspicion of a crime? We're talking about the power of the government taking a person's property. And if they have committed a crime, and that property is tied to the crime, thin yes, it should be seized, and all this bill does, it says that they must be found guilty. Not an mere suspicion, not a mere possibility. So I 'm voting for this bill because I believe in individual rights of property and the government should not be allowed to take it based on suspicion. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshall.
Bob Marshall
Mr. Speaker, addressing the measure?
[Unknown]
Beg your pardon?
Bob Marshall
Addressing the measure?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Mr. Speaker, when I grew up and went to school in the 1950s, elementary school, I learned at that time that justice required prosecutors to prove you guilty, and I remember when the nuns would tell us to duck under the desk because we thought that bombers were going to fly over d.C. And the missiles in rockville would miss, that it was those people over there who had a system of justice which said you had to prove yourself innocent. Well, I guess I 've been enlightened, Mr. Speaker. We now have to prove ourselves innocent in these united states as opposed to a prosecutor proving us guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. I urge passage of this measure.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Oh, dear. Those in favor, raise their right hand. Don't you think that's enough? That's enough. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading. The clerk will continue.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill 180, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to drug treatment court for the city of Winchester and counties of Frederick and Warren, reported from the committee of courts and justice with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Frederick, Mr. Collins.
Chris Collins
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. If we can engrosses the substitute, please.
[Unknown]
You want me to adopt the substitute?
Chris Collins
The question is on adoption
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, thank you. Of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
Bill Howell
The substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Frederick .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This is not where I wanted the bill to be right after that little argument, but this bill provides for drug treatment courts in the Winchester Frederick county, Clarke County area. Our locality, the sheriff's department, police department, our commonwealth attorneys, all have been working very hard raising money for the locate all the to provide this and this gives an alternative to individuals with drug issues. The amendment is for possession charges only. It does not cover larceny charges and the like. I would ask that you engrosses this bill to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with House bill on second reading, regular calendar, Page skin of the printed calendar, House bill 283, a bill to amend and reenacf electrical transmission lines.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Loudoun .
[Unknown]
I thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members of the House, House bill 283 is a modest proposal, simply providing that when an electrical transmission line is proposed by a utility and it's filed with the state corporation commission, the commission will hold a hearing in the affected locality, if so requested by the governing body of the county or Mr. Speaker, as you and many municipality. Members of the body know, I filed another bill in this session to protect listed historic resources from being impacted by transmission lines and I just thought I 'd advise the body that this bill is not that bill. I would move that this bill be engrossed and be passed to its
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed third reading. And passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 367, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to nonconforming uses, reported from the committee for counties, cities and towns with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Davis.
Glenn Davis
I move the substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
Glenn Davis
The substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
House bill 367 deals with businesses who have been given a business license, have been operating for 15 years in a locality and have then been found to have a nonconforming use, basically. They were approved to operate and it slipped through the holes of zoning back before technology is what it is today. All this does is says that if that were to occur, the business has the right to apply for a rezoning for a special use, and include a fee from the locality, those applications shall not I hope it's the pleasure of this body to engrosses the bill and pass it on to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 70 of the printed calendar, House bill 389, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to parental choice education choice education