02/18/2016 House Proceedings

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Index

HB298—00:00:15
HB1191—00:00:25
HB322—00:04:25
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—00:25
Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)—00:45
Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)—01:40
Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)—00:05
Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)—00:35
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—01:00
Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)—00:45
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:00
Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)—00:55
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—00:30
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:45
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—00:35
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—05:00
Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)—02:55
Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)—05:21
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—01:30
Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)—00:50
Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)—00:00
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:00
Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)—00:40
Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)—03:25
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—01:50
Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)—01:05
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—01:35
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:20
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—00:05
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—00:40
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—00:05
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—09:21
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:15
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:15
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—00:35
Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)—00:10
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—00:40
Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)—00:20
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—00:10
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—03:50
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Minutes

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

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by The Reverend William A. Harmon, Senior Pastor, King of Glory Lutheran Church, Williamsburg

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leaves of Absence granted: Delegates Helsel, Marshall of Prince William, Morefield, and Ward

Journal for Wednesday, February 17, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
House bill passed with Senate amendment: HB 304
Senate joint resolution agreed to: SJR 163
House bills passed: HBs 405, 462, 529, 816, 1066

HR 142 taken up and agreed to

HJR 316 taken up and 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 49A - Passed by for the day
SB 610S - Passed by for the day
SB 715A - Passed by for the day

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 859 - Passed Block Vote (Y-96 N-0)
HB 884S - Passed Block Vote (Y-96 N-0)

HOUSE BILL READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 339 - Passed (Y-95 N-1)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 298 - Engrossed
HB 1191 - Engrossed
HB 1305S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed

HOUSE BILL WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS
HB 322S - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-92 N-2)

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 37
SB 152
SB 250
SB 283A
SB 349
SB 367
SB 529
SB 557
SB 598
SB 643
SB 651
SB 673
SB 691

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 211S
SB 314A
SB 336A
SB 502
SB 538
SB 612

SENATE BILLS READ FIRST TIME AND REFERRED
SB 395 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 416 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 494 - Referred to Committee on General Laws
SB 582 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 607 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 640 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 701 - Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
SB 731 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations
SB 740 - Referred to Committee on Education
SB 745 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 748 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS REFERRED
SJR 40 - Referred to Committee on Rules
SJR 62 - Referred to Committee on Rules
SJR 63 - Referred to Committee on Rules

Committee reports
From Health, Welfare and Institutions: SBs 201, 212, 233, 249As, 253 (referred), 264A, 265, 328, 346, 417 (referred), 436 (referred), 437, 455, 480, 491 (referred), 513, 774
From Rules: SBs 225, 600; SJs 27, 48, 49, 61, 62, 101, 102, 129
From Transportation: SBs 25, 91, 107, 163S, 176, 286S, 299A, 448, 465, 572 (referred), 658, 666, 768 (referred)

Senate communication received
Senate joint resolution agreed to: SJR 156

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 1:18 p.m. to meet Friday, February 19, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

Transcript

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

[Unknown]
>>. >>> 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
Members will rise and be led in prayer by Reverend william a harmon, senior pastor, Williamsburg, and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the flag of united states of america, led by gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Blessings to you from proverbs three. Trust in the lord and lean not on your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge him and we pray. Oh, mighty God creator of all things we come before you this day offering you all of the praise and glory for your love and mercy upon us, your creation. All that we have, are, and hope to be is because of you, our lord and God. We pray your hand of grace upon this body and those elected to serve on behalf of your people, including the Senate, judiciary, governor and servants in the land. May the work of this body be pleasing to you and guided by your word to act justly, love kindness and walk with you. Protect them and guide them, gracious God May we be a people that pick up our crosses and follow you, for you are the way, the truth and the light. Here our prayers, amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ].
Bill Howell
Members will answer roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
Bill Howell
I have examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for February 17, 2016. 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
Gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In the gallery are members of the links incorporated one of the largest service volunteer organizations of extraordinary women committed to enriching and ensuring the culture and survival of african americans and other persons of african please join me in welcoming them today.
[Unknown]
Very pleased to have the advisors with us today. Ancestry.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Margaret Ransone
Ladies and gentlemen of the House it is my pleasure to introduce students from the north Cumberland school gifted program. The students identify as talented and gifted with opportunities to advance their knowledge and increase their performing arts abilities. These students work after school programs such as community problem solvers, scenario writing, stem tech, and robotics. These students are working on an outreach project with the haven womens' shelter to raise awareness about domestic violence and homelessness. They have great opportunities to enhance learning in a real world atmosphere, Mr. Speaker, our community is so proud of these students and the teachers that are making commitments now to volunteer and give back. I'm thrilled to have them with us today and I ask we give them a warm welcome.
Bill Howell
Delighted to have the students with us today, welcome to the capitol. Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Bagby.
Lamont Bagby
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Lamont Bagby
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to draw your attention to the gallery where we have standing the Henrico boys basketball team. Henrico boys basketball team capped off an outstanding season by winning the 2015 group 5 a championship but the seniors that are with us today don't know Henrico sky school that did not play in the state championship because they have been in a state championship every year for three years and are well on their way to playing in the state championship this year. After they beat the run. They defeated a talented team from norview in the city of Norfolk by a score of 78-64 and have a number of seniors that are from the last year's season and this year's season that have gone on to universities like university of Virginia, excuse me, Richmond and tennessee and so I know that the coach is Virginia state. Really proud as he is the state coach of the year, I know the coach is proud of accomplishments on the basketball court but distinguished display of character and ability to earn those honor roll grades. So I 'm thrilled to say behold, green and gold, and welcome the boys basketball team of Henrico high school to the general
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Pleased to have the team with us today and congratulations on your accomplishments. Well deserved. >>> Gentlewoman from Sussex, miss Tyler. Assembly.
Roslyn Tyler
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Roslyn Tyler
On Page 15 May House hr resolution are called out of order?
Roslyn Tyler
Clerk will report a resolution.
Roslyn Tyler
House resolution 142 commending african methodist episcopal zion church.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I request the resolution be approved.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The resolution is agreed to. Gentleman from James city county, miss Pogge .
Brenda Pogge
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise introduction. For the purpose of an
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Gentleman has the floor. This morning's prayer was offered by the Reverend bill harmon, a senior pastor and executive director of king of glory lutheran church in the central region, vice president of the southeastern district lutheran church. He is a gifted communicator and a presenter of various conferences and seminars including national youth gathering of the lutheran church, challenging people to focus on learning from each challenge they face. They live in Williamsburg with their three sons. Please give them a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon.
John O'Bannon
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
John O'Bannon
This is an announcement, invitation and opportunity, Monday the 29th will be the 60 anniversary of the Virginia war memorial dedication on a lead day in 1956. So we're going to celebrate that at the war memorial at 5:00. We're also at that time going to dedicate the plaza there to somebody that most of us know and knew well, that is frank Hargrove. Frank was the chairman of that board 13 years and all of us know frank dearly, and remember him for all of the things he did for this general assembly. I hope everybody will be inviting you to attend that and attached will be a little return envelope already got a stamp on so I respectfully request you it. Consider making a donation to your war memorial and the speaker is going to be giving the comments. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, miss McClellan .
Jennifer McClellan
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of a request and rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
May the journal reflect my seat mate is away for pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
The journal will so reflect.
Jennifer McClellan
Joining us are Virginia families from the steam academy, summer steam program. This week long summer program invites high ability, high potential students from across the state to study steam topics. Experts including leading faculty from universities, middle schools and high schools. This is the fourth year summer steam has been recognized by Virginia science and mathematics please join me in welcoming these students.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Steve Landes
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House on behalf of the gentleman from stanton, Delegate Bell and gentleman from rock ridge, Delegate Cline, it's an hnor to intro douse a group from the valley. I'm going to ask them to stand. We is with us in the gallery the linkus model journal assembly. This group was actually the general assembly started back during the bicentennial, in 1976. They're led by farrah morrison, forestbergdolph and nick stevens. And importantly, they're learning the legislative process today, we have the speaker, the governor. I tell them the speaker is the most-important speaker in my mind. But they have the governor, lieutenant governor, and committee chairman. And also, the attorney general. So I hope the House will will welcome them to the House today.
Bill Howell
We welcome the students today, don't you believe for a moment what he said. The most important person is the chairman of the education committee. Gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Paul Krizek
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, joining us today they're not in the gallery but they're in the, I think in the overflow room are members of the mount vernon league chamber of commerce and has been the premier organization to representative the districts in Fairfax County, providing over 425 participating businesses the opportunity for growth, increased visibility, access to community leaders, influence on important community decisions and opportunities to give back to make our mount vernon communities a better place to work. The mount vernon Lee chamber of commerce hz been a major player in the initiatives and supported the moves and worked to facilitate the selection as home of the national museum of the united states army. I ask we give them a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Alexandria, Mr. Levine.
Mark Levine
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Mark Levine
I believe in memberss -- in the gallery are the members of the parents training. Parents have concerns for health, community, schools, and they don't always know how to advocate on their childrens' behalf. Parent leadership training institute provides help to these parents in teaching them about the democratic process, who they need to go to when they have a problem with their children. I ask the House give them a warm House welcome, thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce somebody that are helping on an issue of lyme disease important to our commonwealth. These virginians invented and provided a game changing diagnostics. This company is now offering direct line antigen tests of a noninvasive sample that will reduce the number of false negatives and false positives. I hope that it will be the will of the body that they'd rise and we'll give them a warm House welcome and thank them for their help in combatting lyme disease in the commonwealth.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Bulova.
David Bulova
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
David Bulova
I want to thank everybody who came out for the inaugural meeting of the outdoor recreation caucus. We had good turn out by the state parks director and deputy director of dcr in terms of giving families an economical way to enjoy nature, tonight, I hope you'll be able to join us for our second meeting which is a reception at the Virginia credit union building so starting at 5:00 and going until 6:30 we'll be serving up ribs and as well as enjoying craft beer donated by the Virginia craft beer guild. I hope you'll be able to join us, thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from culpepper.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor. Privilege.
[Unknown]
Today I 'd like to tell you about a fellow, I shouldn't say veteran, he's on active duty, first class marlin, that needs help of the people of this body that influence with respect to the process by which he is being considered for discharge. He served in the same battalion I did and did multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. And the reason why he is going to be discharged at this point is because four years ago in afghanistan, a small boy came up to him and pleaded for him for help with his mother. This small boy had been tied to a post, and brutalized repeatedly for days. By an afghan police officer. And so sergeant martland approached this individual with his commanding officer with the child and mother.. They laughed off the accusation. They laughed at him, they laughed at this child. This child had been tied to a post, and brutally raped for days. So sergeant first class martland upon seeing this reaction from the officer proceeded to punish him for it. He beat him. He beat him. And that in the eyes of the current powers that be within the united states military and administration for him to be drummed out of the military, ladies and gentlemen, the motto of special forces is to free the oppressed regardless of where they come from, their nationalities, their religious it's to free the oppressed and convictions. You need to understand something about the way green berets operate. Two combat tours I spent more time with the indigenous population than with americans. We build relationships and trust. It gets to a point where you're not just fighting for our constitution, you're fighting for the people in that neighborhood that you have built a relationship with. They're your family as well. I will tell you as many people in the room when are combat veterans can attest and law enforcement as well, you do not truly appreciate evil when you look at it. You appreciate what it is when it looks back. And the question that every service member has owe come into contact with when what episode happens is what are you going to do about it? And he confronted evil. He punished it. He demonstrated to to that boy and his mother, that someone was going to be willing to stand up for them. Somebody was going to be willing to face consequence that's could have arisen from this and defend this boy when nobody else would. And our response now is a country and military is going to be to drum him out? Maybe there is some that feel that what he did was excessive. I personally do not. But I will tell you this. We should be very, very, careful at the message we send to the men and women we expect to go overseas and put their bodies, themselves in harm's way, to stand in between the innocent and those who exploit and destroy them. Because you signify to them you will not have their back as soon as it becomes political inconvenient, don't expect a military that is going to continue to go over there and put everything on the line. Give up all of their tomorrows, miss anniversary, birthdays, christmas, thanksgiving away from their wives, and children and wives from their husbands. He is owed our loyalty. He demonstrated to us year after year, and frankly I think it demonstrates something to be proud of when a small child in a foreign country that doesn't speak the same language that barely knows this person is willing to see that flag as a symbol of someone he can go to for protection. And now, we've just told not only the people that perpetrated this atrocity against this small boy, we've told the boy, too, don't count on it. Because we'll punish them if they do so. Ladies and gentlemen, I want to be defended by a military when confronted with evil like that their response is not fear, it is to confront it. With violence necessary. I think sergeant first class deserves our support. He is right now undergoing his second appeal. As far as any influence that you have with congressional delegations within the department of the army I encourage you to stand by this man. He stood by us and the people of afghanistan. Thank you Mr. Speaker. >>> Thank you. I have one thing I want to add. I am not going to tolerate interviews that interrupt the morning hour talks. I don't want anymore live interviews on the floor like this. Okay? You can take them to another room or out, but do not be disrupting what is going on here. Gentleman from Newport News, miss Price .
Cia Price
Mr. Speaker, rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Cia Price
Thank you. Today I add to stories of courage an inspiration my colleagues have shared to celebrate Black history month and celebrating those who have made our commonwealth proud. Today I 'm focusing on someone who is an inspiration and made strides in the stem careers. Catherine Johnson was a little girl who loved to count, growing up as she recalls, I counted everything, I counted the steps to the road. I counted the steps to the church, anything that could be counted, I did. She knew her love for numbers would be entrenched in live's work. She graduated high school at age 14 completing college at 18 and prepared to be a research mathematician. During world war ii, the national advisory committee of aeronautics included their hiring of women to be Black women. They were allowed to keep their jobs after the war. By 1953, there was huge demand in the early stages of space research and Black women were hired as computers at langly research center's guidance and navigation department where miss Johnson found her niche. Three of the many fascinating highlights of her career include her calculating the trajectory for allen shepherd, the first american in space. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, catherine Johnson 's math mattic capabilities impacted the first steps of our country's journey into space. And later, john glenn requested she personally recheck the calculations for his flight above friendship 7 though they had begun using electronic calculators. She was instrumental in that mission. Further, the success of the apollo moon landing program and the start of the space shuttle program were hinged on her calculations. On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, catherine Johnson received the nation's highest civilian award, the presidential medal of freedom from president obama. And she also can add to her recognitions House joint resolution 162 from this body. Ladies and gentlemen, catherine Johnson is a feisty, generous and caring resident of Hampton, Virginia and a diamond member of alpha kappa alpha sorority. She embodies the saying that little girls with dreams become women of vision. Let us celebrate this living legend, her inelect, character, determination and quiet confidence and let us thank her for her service to this country. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, miss Murphy .
Kathleen Murphy
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Kathleen Murphy
Been a while, thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I believe in our constitution, and the equality of all people under the law. But I know that I would not be standing here today as an elected official except for the many courageous women who fought for womens equality since the beginning of this great country. Including elizabeth katie stanton, and susan b anthony. Women had to match, to March, go on hunger strikes and lobby leaders just to gain the right to vote. It took us until 1920 to pass the 19th amendment to enfranchise women in this country. Took until 1963 for us to pass an equal pay act that ensured women were paid the same as men for equal work. It took us until 1972 when our u.S. Congress passed the equal rights amendment, a constitutional amendment to ensure women have equal protections under the law. The u.S. Constitution is the foundation on which all law sits and I believe the equal rights amendment is basic to our democracy. To borrow from what justice scalia when talking about sex, he says certainly, the constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. He says it doesn't. The era fixes that. It simply says that equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged by the united states or any state on a kt of sex and every woman's right are comprised because women make only $0.77 for every dollar a man makes. The number of women working outside of the home, bearing the heaviest burdens of being sole support for families this is just wrong. It means women have less money on retirement, it means that they have less in social security, it means that we will have less to cover our medical needs. And that is not a liberal woman's issue. It is not a republican issue. It is not a democratic issue. It is about wanting equal pay for equal work and it is a fundamental human right. Virginia is one of only 22 states that added gender equality clause to our constitution. And yet, we're one of 22 states that failed to ratify the amendment. It doesn't reconcile. It's been 44 years. It affirms our determination that women will be treated equally. It's passed over in the Senate, I understand, five times and yet, we have an equal body but in the history of the House of delegates we have yet to have this debate. And I believe the era deserves the dignity of the House of representatives and I ask we do this. Many of us are blessed to have daughters. I have five. I want to be able to tell my daughters an granddaughters that we cared enough about them and about their future and we were not afraid to address this issue. I want to tell them just as I sat in the gallery, the day they voted that I can say that I stood here on this floor, in this House, when we debated this amendment. Ruth baiter ginzberg said if I can choose just one amendment to add to the constitution it would be the equal rights amendment. Mr. Speaker, members of the House on behalf of the women of Virginia I ask we move forward and have the debate on ratifying the equal rights amendment, thank you.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of an introduction and request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
We have community and stool students from Richmond public schools, it is the largest drop out prevention program in the nation. And it has eight affiliates across Virginia including every corner of the commonwealth to northern Virginia and here in central Virginia and Richmond. And since 2012, communities and schools doubled the number of stewed yenths served. In 201575% of track cif students improved attendance, 82% improved academics and Mr. Speaker I think they're up in the gallery. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to give them a warm round of applause.
[Unknown]
We're delighted to have the members with us today.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
The request? I request permission to take center aisle. If I can ask my jmu alumni if you're a cowboy fan, if you're a member of the red skin pride caucus, please stay in your seat.
[Unknown]
That is kind of unnecessary. Gentleman from Colonial Heights ? >> Thank you, my pleasure to the pro football Hall of fame. Charles is joined by all kinds of people, karen hailey, his daughter, bianna, brothers, etc., in the audience we have president alger, and I think welcome charles hailey, named to charlie king. Is charlie here? It's great to have them with us. Coach mcmilan, welcome. Charles had an incredible career that started in high school. He played against our own jeff finch who dominated him of course. So then he went after that failure to jmu. He was a four year starter, set a record with career tackles with 506 from 82 to 85, named all american twice, most valuable defensive player three times, elected to jmu Hall of fame. In the nfl, the only player to have earned five super bowl championship rings. And selected to the pro bowl five times, named two time defensive player of the year, playing with the 49ers from 86 to 91. He won southbound 23 and went to the dallas cowboys and if I can say, being a cowboy fan, everybody tells you it was michael irving and emmitt Smith. It was this guy. Thank you for making me a happy man in 1990. Charles continues to do a lot of good work in the community and this is probably what I think he would like to emphasize the most. He's an active mentor for rookies on the 49ers and cowboys and work was a lot of charitable organizations like jubilee foundation center and salvation army. The House presents charles with House joint resolution 268. On behalf of the House, thank you for being a great citizen and alumni of great institutions like jmu. >> We're delighted to have Mr. Hailey with us today. He brings credit to the commonwealth. Thank you for being here.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, miss Kory .
Kaye Kory
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
May I wait a minute, please? I don't want to compete with the celebrity.
[Unknown]
You might want to wait a minute. The business of the commonwealth never stops. Gentlewoman May continue.
Kaye Kory
Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this will be the last time that I try to shame you into contributing to arc's food and warm clothing drive. Many of you have been generous but many of you might have a credit union scarf or extra umbrella from a bank you can give away. Until the evening, until tonight, I will have the boxes out, room 707, please come by. Thank you. Hey, thank you seat mate!
Bill Howell
Gentleman from stanton, Mr. Bell.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Bill Howell
May the journal reflect my seat mate, gentleman from taswell is away on pressing personal business?
Bill Howell
The journal will so reflect.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Frederick, Mr. Collins.
Chris Collins
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from william county is away on pressing personal business.
Chris Collins
Journal will reflect it.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Fowler.
Buddy Fowler
Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of a request and an introduction.
Chris Collins
Gentleman May proceed.
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker, May the journal reflect that my seat mate, gentleman from is away on pressing personal business.
Bill Howell
The journal will so reflect.
Buddy Fowler
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, joining us in l capitol today are some exchange students from Hanover County 's atly high school. The students are from belgium, france, germany and italy and joined by one of their host families, miss melissa ball and her daughter, sarah. It's my hope the House will give the visitors from europe a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have the visitors whenever they might be.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, miss Boysko .
Jennifer Boysko
Rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Jennifer Boysko
Yesterday, Delegate brice, Robinson and Delegate Fowler hosted a reception recognizing the great, great granddaughter of elizabeth katie seton. I believe it's been 35 years since last discussed on the floor and I wanted to bring it up again as well. We can each, every, I believe each person in the room can think of a woman in their family they are close to who had the wool pulled out from under them, you know, basically tearing their lives part where they're left to depend on themselves. And I can use my personal family story. My mother was raised with an attitude she was never going to have to find a job there was going to be a man there to take care of her. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. She was left with three kids, with no job, no money, no prospects. She struggled and fought and worked hard and she raised us beautifully. I was raised to make sure I went to college and take care of I went to holins college and it myself. Has been my mission to work for equal rights for women, and girls everywhere and now, I 'm a mother two of daughters. When my girls go back to alabama to visit with my grandparents, my mom and husband wonder why they're working so hard. I'll tell you why. They're expected to go toe to toe with every boy in their community and we're looking at a global competition at this point. That brings me back to why I believe new is the time to talk about the equal rights amendment. As miss Murphy just explained we're still not on equal footing and this isn't a democrat or republican issue. This is a issue of competitiveness, and fairness, and of reasonableness. We're expected, here, all of us, all of us are paying equally. All of us have a seat the table here at the general assembly. What a great example here for the rest of the country. One discussion that I have heard is because the era came up so long ago, that it's too late. Well, ladies and gentlemen, of the gallery, I wanted to bring to your attention the 27 amendment of our united states constitution was originally introduced September 25th, 1789. And does anyone in the room have an idea of when it passed? May 7, 1992. More than 200 years later. I suggest that we do have time to bring it back up to talk about it. I think it's important. I think it's important for our mothers who worked hard, our sisters, I feel that way about my daughters and I know a lot of you do as well. We have had conversations about this. I am ready to do the work we need to do. I ask you to join with me to bring this conversation back up so that we can work for our children in the future, thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a motion an announcement and introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Trifecta.
[Unknown]
I move Page 1 and 2, bills 49, 610 and 715 are by for the day. If I can explain, the Senate yesterday passed our three bills out of their committee but it didn't make their calendar today and will show up tomorrow, so will be final vote Monday. If we approve these tomorrow, they'll be dealt with Monday as well. So that is my motion, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
And so you want to --
[Unknown]
By for the day. By for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by for the day. Yes, and just an announcement.
[Unknown]
You received a flyer, redskins pride caucus is going to be meeting tonight at son railroad tap House, there will be your favorite players and coaches from nfc champions and do not give the gentleman from Suffolk any rebuttal time on this announcement and finally, Mr. Speaker, an introduction. If cadets from vmi May rise, please. This is their day to storm the hill and talk to you and share with you the tremendous opportunities they have had at vmi. On behalf of Delegate Cline and myself we ask you to welcome them and remember, tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 they'll have a reception for you. So try to swing by there before you go to the redskins pride event. I ask the House to give them a warm welcome.
[Unknown]
We'res have please to have the cadets with us today, thank you.
[Unknown]
Glem Alexandria, miss Herring .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a request, a motion and introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I ask hj 316 be taken out of order.
[Unknown]
Clerk will report a resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 316 commending george Mason university.
Charniele Herring
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The george Mason university has grown from a commuter's school filled with temporary classrooms and trailers to a flagship university and joined an elite group throughout the nation. Not only have the professors received two nobel prizes in economics and one of the major reasons I majored in economics at that university but has been one of the top research institutions in the country by the carnegie classification of institutions of higher education, exceeding one of the ivy league institutions whose ranking fell. Mr. Speaker, this would not be possible without support of the assembly, the leadership of the university president, and the board of visitors over the years and in the gallery today we have the pleasure of being joined by Dr. Angel cabrerra. I ask we give him a warm House welcome. And Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the resolution.
[Unknown]
The questions on adoption of the resolution, those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Resolution is agreed to. We're delighted to have Dr. Carera with us today, thank you for all you do for george Mason and as well as Virginia. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Grease on.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an announcement and introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I have spoken about the big basketball game coming next week against the Senate. I know they're prone to bring professional athletes in to play against us which is usually unfair, sometimes we win and sometimes, lose. Today's announcement is about raising money for cancer. If you remember what this basketball game is about, it's sup povertying the massy cancer center. One of the most important competitions between us and the Senate is who can raise more we're going to beat them on the money. Basketball court and we've got to beat them. Please bring a check and give it to me here on the House floor. The last thing I want to say the Senate outraised us when it came to cancer, please help and donate. And Mr. Speaker, an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. On behalf of the other members of the Loudoun delegation, I 'd like to introduce a great group from leadership Loudoun. It is a nine-month program focused on developing commute leaders and 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of this group. They serve local governments, nonprofits and I couldn't be more proud to introduce them today. Mr. Speaker, I ask you help me give leadership Loudoun a warm House welcome. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Ms. Ed to have members with us today. Gentleman from Williamsburg, Mr. Mason.
Monty Mason
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We know how vitally important tourism is to the commonwealth of Virginia. It generates over $22 billion worth of revenue across the state. Generates upwards of $1.5 billion in local and state taxes and accounts for 217,000 jobs in the state. Mr. Speaker, we have generally had a vibrant tourism caucus and there is an unusual snow day. And Delegate villa new year's eva wanted to stand and just make sure everyone knows Friday, 9:00 the west conference room will have the president of Virginia tourism corporation and other industry leaders to come by if you can.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from culpepper?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Nick Freitas
Thank you. Well, today with us, we have the office of youth from Orange County comprised the student leaders that assist with the local government. They've been around since 1987 and have done a lot of great work. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to offer them a warm welcome.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, miss Watts .
Vivian Watts
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Now that the gentleman from gentleman from Colonial Heights has given my sports enthusiast seat mate his best birthday present, I hope you will now all join me in wishing our colleague a happy birthday.
Bill Howell
I'm not sure how old he is, but he looks older. Gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today in the gallery we have a former Richmond spider, Mr. Speaker, who just was a week or so ago elected to the Richmond spider's sports Hall of fame. Now, he's the president of a major corporation in the commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Bruce allen. With Mr. Allen is an all-pro corner back for defensive player, a touchdown machine, and when speaking about those cowboys earlier, what have they done for you lately, Mr. Leader? What we have for you today is the nfc east champion de-angelo Hall and president of the redskins, bruce Hall. If you can stand up and receive a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
We're delighted the redskins with us today, thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, on the floor of the House is former lieutenant governor john hagar. If you can give him a warm House welcome please. >> Delighted to have governor hagar with us. Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Roanoke .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, on the floor with us today is former Delegate Futrell. If we can give them a warm House welcome, thank you.
[Unknown]
Delighted to have Delegate Futrell with us today, thank you for coming.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker, rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Chris Jones
I have to do the sports trifecta. You know, being a shareholder of the packers I think charles probably cost us the wild card game one year, divisional playoffs the next year. We did win in 96. But nice to have his card reminding me of the pain he caused me. And I don't know if we can we should clap for him because he played for the other body in the basketball game. I'm in the sure if we had a better round of applause in the House or Senate but we need to get him to play for us this year or not play at all. I would like to point of personal privilege about the budget. Sunday will mark the release of our budget. I have been honored to chair the committee on appropriations. I normally don't use the word I or my in conversations but I do have in the first part of the presentation for a couple I had a couple goals that were reasons. Very, very important after listening to members I consider friends of how I should approach my job. This is not my position but the commonwealth's decision to make sure we get a budget that makes sense. We just got through cross server and had a productive first half of the session. And careman Ware and I were seat mates many years ago, in 2001, 2002. We were both appointed chairman same time. And I have made it a point to meet with him every week for the last three sessions. We have worked closely together and I think you're seeing the result in our conservative budgets that have come out in the last two years. Yesterday, leader Toscano had comments about what the governor had done when introducing his budget in December. We have attempted to have small group briefings and worked closely with the subcommittee chairs yesterday. And met with the conferrees, individually with the subxhooe chairman, and met with members who have come by my office or I have come by your office. I want thank luke Torian for sitting down with his members. I believe that led the last two years to conservative budget that were not changed by the end of the day and process. We look forward to kt 1:00 Sunday, in House room d, presenting the budget again, it will be a conservative and responsible budget. We have had five years of surplus revenues in conservative budgeting on spending. I commend the governor and Senate for being willing and equal partners, working with us to meet certain objectives we have set out as members of this body. And we still have concerns with our economy. I think the governor was prudent by not adjusting any of the mid section revenues. He took business and corporate and sales down, but have fewer refunds and more recommendations. I think the right move was made in that record. Our first priorities will be a balanced budget without Washington style gimmicks and make sure our decisions put us in the leader of conservative budgeting. We will deposit money in the state rainy day fund, that money was set aside through the budget deal done in October. That is not an I, but a we that we collectively did. That will bring us to $845 million and I want to commend secretary brown and his team for working with betsy daily and her team on Senate finance committee and robert vaughn and his team on the House of appropriations committee. We will be funding the state's contribution to vrs two years early and that was released in the budget knowing what the desires of the body was to meet that obligation early. We'll be ak celebrating the $189 million repayment. In 2010 was the first year as conferree. Steve and I were newbies that year, we had to face a dramatic down turn in state revenues. We cut, as most of you know k-12. We had no choice. Made a decision back then not to make a payment to vrs. The prudent decision was made to say we'd pay that back over ten years with interest. I am pleased to announce in the budget coming out on Sunday, we'll accelerate the $189 million reparment to vrs, six years ahead of schedule. We will -- in the second year will be at 100% for teachers. So I want to commend each of you in this chamber who are here putting that as a priority for us because our state employees and teachers are the most-valuable assets. As you know the governor increased and will be accelerating limited sales tax to 90% by the end of 2018 and as you might have seen we were $1.5 billion versus 2.5 billion yesterday, leader Toscano mentioned about how we should spend that collar. For those here two years ago, our holding did not come in as we thought. So we're less there and had our issue to deal with. This year, we did the same thing. So what you'll see sun, for every dollar above self imposed up to what the forecast would have been we're going to reduce the bond debt dollar for dollar. It will refuse by $500 million the amount borrowed to build needed projects across the commonwealth. This to have make sure we did not end up with a deficit. I have concerns about where we are as far as the economy. So what you have seen or what you will see if you heard today and on Sunday, we'll take the same approach for the last 4 and 2 years of the next two years of being very conservative to make sure that efforts can be matched if Mr. Market tells us something different we're prepared for it. I mean that sincerely. That is our obligation. We don't print it. We have to earn it before we can spend it. From our perspective. As you see north of here, they can barely pass the budget. And I 'm pleased to stay last handful of years we've unanimous coming out of this chamber. And it's my hope in having budgets to have more agreement an disagreement will be having it by the fact we don't worry with who gets credit. We want to take care of the state's business. So thank you. We look forward to seeing everyone of you on Sunday. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39? Clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for House of delegates for today, Thursday, February 18, 2016, Senate bills on third reading regular calendar, Page one, Senate bills 49, 610 on Page 2, and 715 have been taken by for the day. Next up, House bills on third reading uncontested calendar. Two bells, House bill 859 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to sales and use tax for equipment used to make beer and other is House bill 884.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 96, no, 0. The bills are passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill on third reading regular calendar. 339 a bill related to recordation tax exemption.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 95, no, one. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page four of the printed calendar, continuing, House bills on second reading regular. First up, House bill 298 a bill to amend two section of the code of Virginia related to coal tax credits reporting to committee on finance.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 198 is a coal tax credit bill limits the coal employment tax to $7.5 million each year, and hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Terry Kilgore
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1191 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to sales and use tax exemption, certainly items sold in local correctional
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia facilities. Beach, Mr. Knight.
Bob Purkey
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1191 allows correctional facilities to continue to not pay taxes on state foods sold in such facilities to the inmates. These profits stay within theus for the operation of the jail. Mr. Speaker, I move the House engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed this third reading? Those in favor say aye? Opposed, no? Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1305 a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia related to real and personal tax exemption with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, I move committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The gentleman from Manassas .
Jackson Miller
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this bill expands on a piece of legislation Delegate Hugo carried in 2014 session. And what it does is creates an 80% property tax exemption for basically solar projects that are 20 megawatts and higher. It starts January 1, 2017, and I move the bill be enfwrosed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from --
Bill Howell
Will the gentleman from rosswell yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
Charles Poindexter
I am trying to understand this fine bill here, doesn't this include the sales tax which localities and state would lose on the sale of solar equipment? .
Jackson Miller
I would say there is no fiscal impact and yes, it could exempt any taxes the locality can able to collect. It does have full support from vaco. Because there is lots of land that is affordable. That is why it's probably one of the few times they'd support a bill like this taking away or creating tax exemptions on the locality tax purposes. Because what will happen is wherever this size of solar operation will be created will bring a lot of tax revenue if the 20% with only 20% of it compared to what would be in agricultural land use tax district.
[Unknown]
The question, Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Charles Poindexter
According to the last comments there on the local tax, once installed as I read lines it talks about certified pollution control equipment. What the paragraphs do is reflect the local tax session?
Charles Poindexter
I would say 80%.
[Unknown]
Follow up question?
[Unknown]
Could the gentleman give us estimates.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Sorry. Could the gentleman give us an idea of the size of the tax estimates?
[Unknown]
In, Mr. Speaker, I couldn't. I don't know if they would build at 20 megawatts or higher and I have no idea what their tax rates would be like. So what I just reassure the gentleman is that again, vaco is on board with this and again, it's optional for a community, and any political subdivision could decide if they wanted to do this or not and two, at 20%, it's a heck of a lot more than 0% on what they'd be getting with what would be agricultural land use taxation.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye? Opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, Page five, House bill with a Senate amendment. 322 a bill to amend the code of Virginia related to alcoholic beverage control, passed the House February 1st and with a substitute February 16th.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, this House bill when went to the Senate had ten days for appeal. The Senate moved it for ten days which I view is a friendly amendment. I move the housec;n?C?C;c;c;g;c? Amc?C;c;c;b;c;endmc;c?C?B;c;c;c; c;c;c;c;c;b;c;c;c;c;c; c;c;c?C;c;>> Shac;c;c?C?C;c;c?C agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 92, no, two.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes today's calendar.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, does the clerk have announcements?
[Unknown]
No communications, just the meeting schedule. The general, committee on general laws meets one half hour after adjournment in House room c. Gab in c. House commerce and labor committee meets a half hour across the Hall in House room d. Then, general laws subcommittee four will meet upon adjournment of the full committee in House room c. Agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources is meeting this afternoon at 4:00 in the fifth floor east conference room in the gab. The general laws subcommittee two will meet two hours after adjournment in House room g. Then, at 4:00 as well today, militia, police, public safety subcommittee one will be meeting up in the 8th floor west conference room. At the same time, 4:00, privileges and elections campaign subcommittee meets down in fifth floor west conference room. Today's appropriations retirement subcommittee has been cancelled. The fire and ems caucus meets today at 4:00 in the sixth floor speakers conference room. And the new transparency caucus meets at 4:00 as well in the fourth floor west conference room that is a change in date. And then at 5:00 Virginia legislative Black caucus meets at 5:00 in the sixth floor Senate leadership conference. And tonight is the Virginia capitol foundation gala at 6:00 in the rotunda for those who have not rsvped and want to attend, see me. Looking to tomorrow morning, Friday, February 19th, finance subcommittee meeting three meeting has been cancelled. So the first meeting tomorrow morning will be counties, cities, and towns at 8:00. In House room d. And similarly, militia, police, and public safety at 8:00 a.M. This is a change in the start time. And ben Franklin liberty caucus meeting at 8:00 in the morning and new american meeting has been cancelled. And the then at 9:00, tourism caucus will be meeting in the fifth floor west conference room at 9:00 in five west. Committee on privileges and election has been cancelled and democratic caucuses will be meet agent 9:30 and House room two at 9:30 a.M. Tomorrow, both here in the capitol. Completes announcements at this
Bill Howell
Gentleman from colonial time. Heights, Mr. Cox.
[Unknown]
I move the House adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 10:00 a.M.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox moves the House adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 10:00 a.M. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That motion agreed to, gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Speaker, I move do now adjourn.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox moves the House do now adjourn. Those in favor say aye. That motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until 10:00 a.M., tomorrow. 10:00 a.M., tomorrow.