02/29/2016 House Proceedings

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Index

SB551—00:00:25
HB646—00:00:40
SB555—00:00:55
SB595—00:00:45
SB732—00:07:40
HB742—00:02:25
HB18—00:00:25
HB127—00:00:35
HB148—00:00:41
HB234—00:00:35
HB398—00:00:25
HB578—00:00:40
HB874—00:00:45
HB1063—00:00:45
HB1093—00:00:30
HB1203—00:00:40
HB1209—00:00:35
HB254—00:07:30
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:00
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—02:35
Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)—05:05
Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk)—00:05
Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)—00:00
Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)—03:40
Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)—05:25
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—00:35
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:30
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:10
Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)—00:05
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:20
Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)—00:20
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:10
Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)—01:50
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—02:10
Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)—00:30
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:25
Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)—00:30
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:05
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:00
Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)—00:25
Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)—00:05
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:00
Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)—00:05
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:05
Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)—00:10
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—01:25
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—01:30
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—01:05
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)—01:10
Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)—01:00
Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)—00:00
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—01:20
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—00:35
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—02:00
Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)—00:00
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:05
Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)—00:10
Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)—00:45
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—00:10
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:10
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:05
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:05
Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)—00:05
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:00
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—01:45
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—02:15
Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)—00:05
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:05
Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)—00:05
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:25
Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)—00:15
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:05
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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 Yena K. Hwang, Associate Pastor, Fairfax Presbyterian Church

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leave of Absence granted: Delegate Morefield

Journal for Friday, February 26, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
House bills passed with Senate amendments: HB 9, 643, 832, 919, 1068, 1223
House bills passed with Senate substitutes: HBs 1147, 1344
House bills, Senate insisted on substitutes and requested Conference committees: HBs 289, 386
Senate bill, House amendment rejected: SB 445
Senate bill, House substitute rejected: SB 731
Senate bill, Senate acceded to House request for conference committee: SB 336
House bills passed: HBs 14, 15, 24, 63, 65, 106, 183, 233, 268, 369, 412, 421, 470, 526, 590, 647, 649, 684, 945, 1030, 1182, 1188, 1214, 1300, 1371, 1387
Senate bill, House amendment agreed to: SB 690
Senate bills, House substitutes agreed to: SBs 99, 115, 160, 366

Committee reports
From Education: SBs 83A, 224, 245, 313, 338A, 438, 452, 458, 573S, 776, 780
From Finance: SBs 563, 589S

SB 445 - House insists on amendment and requests Committee of Conference

SB 731 - House insists on substitute and requests Committee of Conference

HB 386 - House accedes to Senate request for Committee of Conference

HB1331 - Conferees appointed: Bloxom, Hugo, Keam

Motion by Delegate Miller to adjourn in honor and memory of Officer Ashley Guindon agreed to

Motion by Delegate Hester to adjourn in honor and memory of the Honorable Thomas W. Moss, Jr., agreed to

Committee reports
From Rules: SBs 680A SJs 35, 58S, 63S, 80, 85S, 88, 97S HJs 336, 347, 372

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

CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 454 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 687 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 277 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 278S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 375 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 399 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 407 - Passed by for the day
SB 413 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 434 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 464 - Passed by for the day
SB 467 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 551 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 553S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 555S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 595A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 709 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 712 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 719 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
SB 765 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 268A - Passed by for the day
SB 27A - Passed by for the day
SB 282 - Passed (Y-84 N-14)
SB 463 - Passed by for the day
SB 732A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Delegate Levine floor amendment rejected, Passed (Y-74 N-25)

HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS
HB 742 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-92 N-6)
HB 18 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-65 N-34)
HB 127 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-1 N-98)
HB 148 - Senate amendment rejected (Y-2 N-96)
HB 234 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-96 N-0)
HB 398 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-98 N-0)
HB 578 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-98 N-0)
HB 773 - Passed by until Thursday, March 3, 2016
HB 874 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1063 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1093 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-97 N-1)
HB 1203 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1209 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HOUSE BILL WITH GOVERNOR'S VETO
HB 254 - Veto sustained by House (Y-64 N-34) [required 66 affirmative votes to override veto]

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 43
SB 137A
SB 293
SB 308A
SB 315A
SB 316
SB 329S
SB 381
SB 382
SB 460
SB 781

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 89
SB 190A
SB 296S
SB 420
SB 468A
SB 542
SB 574S
SB 664

SENATE BILLS READ FIRST TIME AND REFERRED
SB 29 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations
SB 30 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 1:24 p.m. to meet Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 12 m.

Transcript

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

[Unknown]
>>> 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 the Reverend yannak long associate pastor of Fairfax presbyterian church and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the united states of america.
[Unknown]
God of all creation, we have gathered to continue the work you have set before this House of delegates to carry out the heavy responsibility of leading this great commonwealth of Virginia and this great country of ours, we thank you for the call you have placed in these faithful public servants' hearts and we thank you for their response to serve in this particular way with honor, integrity, love, justice and compassion. We ask you to fill your leaders with the wisdom from above, to lead with boldness and courage toward bringing justice and equality for all, to lead with various constituents in mind and not their own gain, to lead with broader vision and deeper faith and with confidence in the positive changes that their work will bring to improve the lives of the people of Virginia. May their beliefs are reflected in their words and May their words become visible in their rulings and actions to bear fruit to enrich this great commonwealth. May all they do and say promote a kinder, gentler, and richer society for the blessings you desire for all people, with grat toured we pray, amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ]. >> Members will answer the roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board.
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
[Unknown]
Motions and resolutions under rule 39 are now in order. Does the clerk have announce manies or communications?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, Mr. Speaker. We have a communication, several communications from the Senate, the Senate has rejected the House amendments to Senate bill 445, and Senate bill 731.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights there Cox .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the House insist on the amendments and request a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Also, insisted a committee of conference on House bill 386.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I request a previously reported motion.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye, opposed no.
[Unknown]
The speaker points for House conferrees on House bill 1331 for Delegate bloxsum, Hugo, and stein. Tomorrow is the deadline for the committees responsible for revenue bills of the other House to complete work.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for a point of personal privilege and a motion.
[Unknown]
In Prince William County we had a tragic incident. Unfortunately, early Saturday evening a deranged and angry individual performed the most horrific type of violence against his own family. He brutally executed his wife, crystal Hamilton with their son, there, in the House, and soon after, police officers responded to the scene of violence. Ladies and gentlemen, these three brave officers did what police officers do. They go into the direction of danger, evil and horrific violence, they go in the direction of things that other people flee from. Because it's what they do. They protect us. They protect the people of the commonwealth. So, Mr. Speaker, when this deranged man murdered his wife, Prince William County 's finest responded. At that House, Mr. Speaker, they were fired upon by this deranged man. And all three of the responding officers were critically injured. All three of the officers were transported to the Fairfax County hospital, where they immediately underwent surgery to mend their wounds. Ladies and gentlemen, I 'd like to ask each and everyone of you is to pray for officers to heal quickly. I would like you to also pray for the families of crystal Hamilton, of officers mccowan and hempton and pray for emotional wounds that nobody can see, but are certainly endured. Mr. Speaker, finally, I would like to ask that on this day, I would like to make a motion, Mr. Speaker, on this day, February 29th, 2016, that the Virginia House of delegates adjourn in the honor and memory of the officer ashley gwendon, who was unfortunately unable to survive her injuries.
Jackson Miller
Gentleman from Manassas moves the House adjourn in memory of officer ashley gwen don. As many in favor will please that motion is agreed to. Rise.
[Unknown]
The gent wellwoman from Richmond city, miss Carr .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in the newly renovated capitol library at bcu on a wall is a quote in large letters. Quantity is what you can count. What quality is what you can count on. The quote is attributed to Dr. Francis merrill foster, I would like to take a few minutes to talk about this man. I had the privilege of knowing and calling a friend. Dr. Foster lived in my district until he died in 2008 and his spirit remains strong in the hearts of many in our area today. Recently, the vcu school of dentistry honored his legacy, announcing a student scholarship, another endowment helps make possible the annual vcu library's Black history month lecture. Dr. Foster was well known and beloved dentist in jackson Ward and an oral historian with knowledge of Richmond 's Black heritage. He was the youngest of seven children, their family roots as enslaved people connect to a honor farm in Louisa farm. His grandparents and parents instilled timeless values of character, compassion, charity and christian service to benefit the community. His father and grand father worked in iron works. Dr. Foster was named for francis glassgo. After living there, the family moved to Richmond 's navy hill community. In 1901 his father and 21 other young Black men organized the astoria beneficial club. This service club, which proudly continues today was a response to the post reconstruction change to our commonwealth's constitution which disenfranchised the Black votes in 1902. They have been faithful members of the ebenezer church and have strong ties to Armstrong high school and Virginia union university where Dr. Foster was educated. He graduated from Virginia union in 1942 and from howard university of school of dentistry in 1946. He served our country as a captain in the united states army dental corps. He started a dental practice that served jackson Ward community for over 40 years. In 1955 he and his family moved to Richmond 's bird park where three generations of family members please reside today. Dr. Foster had a second career as an assistant dental professor and students often huddled around him including the care and compassion of those who feared the dental care. Dr. Foster served many organizations as a trustee in the Virginia museum of fine arts, where I first knew him, as a member of the Virginia board of dentistry, health professions, Richmond city school board and as the first Black chair of Richmond public library as well as president of the friends association for children. His daughter carmen says he would like to be remembered as someone who delighted children with his magic tricks, his corny jokes, his inspirational and witty sayings and someone who remembered people on their birthdays and special occasions through cards and book marks he created. His own birthday was yesterday, February 28th. Dr. Foster encouraged everyone to know they're special, important, and destined to do something wonderful to serve the community. He was a true humanitarian and a friend to all. His encouragement and services are qualities that are attributed to the legacy of Dr. Francis merrill foster today, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Norfolk, miss Hester .
Daun Hester
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a motion and a request.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman has the floor.
Daun Hester
I move when the House adjourns today, we adjourn in honor and memory of the honorable thomas w. Moss, junior, speaker of the House .
[Unknown]
As many as favor that motion will please rise. That motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I request the center aisle presentation.
[Unknown]
Yes, ma'am. >> Gentle woman from Norfolk. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker, we're well aware of the privilege and honor that comes with serving in this chamber, but the plaque that hangs outside of those doors is a testament of the history. The list of the speakers of the House dating back to 1619. On that roster is the honorable thomas w moss junior, who served in this chamber for 36 years. First elected to the House of delegates in 1965, he served 18 consecutive terms, that included 11 years as House majority leader, and nine years as speaker of the House. The first in 202 years to hold the office. He entered as a reformer and evolved as an effective legislator with a reputation for oratator and humor, Mr. Moss grew up in the river view neighborhood, attending Norfolk public schools, graduated from western Virginia tech, studied law and earned his juris doctor from university of Richmond. He served in the army and came home to practice law and to serve in the House of delegates. He left this body in 2001, but not politics. He served as Norfolk treasurer until his retirement in 2014. His city to the city of Norfolk is reflected in the tide water community college campus, named in his honor. He leaves a legacy of political and civic leadership as well as love and dedication to his family and friends, joining us today, in the chamber are his wife, norma moss, Mr. Moss the third and his wife, ashley. His daughter in law, his grandsons trent and Warren, his daughter, and daughter, laura who is a Page on the Senate side. Mr. Joy Bryant and miss jessica Bryant, his stepson and granddaughter and miss susan, a close friend. I ask we give them a warm House welcome. [ applause ]. >> Mrs. Moss it's an honor to have you and your family here with us today, for those of us that had the privilege of serving with tom moss, we'll remember him for a long, long time as a person that loved this institution, loved Norfolk, loved the commonwealth and had an incredible wit. And I 'm sure that your family continues to miss him, please know we'll keep your family and you in our prayers and thank you for coming and visiting with us today.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from stanton, Mr. Bell. Mr. Speaker, I rise for a reject.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May state it.
[Unknown]
May the journal reflect my seat mate is away on pressing personal business?
Bill Howell
The journal will so reflect.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Fowler.
Buddy Fowler
Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Buddy Fowler
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House I want to remind the members that Virginia war memorial this evening at 5:00 p.M. We will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Virginia war memorial and Mr. Speaker, during the festivities we'll be recognizing the gentleman that served 28 years in this body. Delegate frank Hargrove, senior for 13 years of outstanding leadership as chairman of the war memorial foundation. Mr. Speaker, during frank's tenure, the Virginia war memorial was transformed from a crumbling state into what I believe is the best state veteran's memorial in america. Under his leadership, the Virginia war memorial determined the best way to remember the sacrifices of over 12,000 virginians honored at the memorial will be to pass on their stories of sacrifice through the over 50 educational programs conducted a year that now include student seminars, teacher institutes, programs for boys and girl scouts and programs. And in addition, Mr. Speaker, the memorial has monthly programs, ceremonies and documentary films for our schools entitled virginians at war. Throughout these efforts, the Virginia war memorial is now becoming a major tourist destination with over 72,000 visitors last year. And so, Mr. Speaker, this evening, we will be naming the grand plaza the frank d Hargrove senior plaza in honor of frank's service and contributions to the Virginia war memorial. And ladies and gentlemen, there is also an added bonus, we'll have the privilege of having Mr. Speaker deliver our key note address this evening. And so I hope you will join me and my fellow board members and senators in recognizing Delegate frank Hargrove 's outstanding service to the Virginia war memorial and our commonwealth. Finally, Mr. Speaker, also, I want to invite you and other members to join us as a friend of frank making a contribution to the memorial foundation to help ensure the memorial can continue its mission of honoring Virginia 's heros through it's programs and make certain that future generations will learn that freedom is not free. All of you should have received a letter from our chairman about the event and recognition in forming Delegate Hargrove, if you have misplaced the letter I 'm sure I can find another one for you. I want the chairman, Delegate contribution and it stung pretty good, and Mr. Speaker, and members of the House, your contributions are tax deductible. I hope you will join us tonight at 5:00 p.M. And help us to continue our mission of teaching Virginia 's youth. O'bannon, that I sent in my thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Minchew.
Randy Minchew
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Randy Minchew
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I join with my colleague Delegate Carr on rising on this last day of Black history month to provide a reflection, my friend and I got together and I told him about a trip I took to charleston, south carolina. And told him of a unique experience I had that weekend. He suggested that this might be a worthy offering for Black history month. At first, I thought that my story would not be worthy because it was so recent. Only eight months ago. And I reflected a bit more and realized that the present, or what we call current history is shaped because of the struggles and victories of what went on in the past. I went down to charleston for a wedding of a family friend and that Sunday morning I worshipped at mother emmanuel methodist church. Two weeks earlier a heinous act happened that day. And on a Wednesday night the man called a conscious of the legislature was holding a bible study. Probably similar to the one that the speaker holds on Wednesday and a young man walked in, and morning. Worshipped, participated in the bible study, then took the lives of the Senator and eight of the worshipers at that church. And in that church, I meant with the interim rector who asked me to come sit in the front row. I told him I was a member of the Virginia general assembly. He said, well, Senator used to talk about how much he enjoyed serving the people in that body. Ours, of course is older, he gave me the mic and I was not prepared to say anything. I prayed the lord would give me a couple words to say. If you ever worshipped at an african episcopal service, 90 minutes is half time. You're halfway through a thee-hour service. And God gave me words and I said as a virginian and a member of the oldest legislature in the western hemisphere, we express our solidarity with those worshipers and our condolences and our appreciation of the strength they have showed. Mr. Speaker, I felt God 's grace stronger than I probably ever have. I asked how can a congregation of worshipers just two weeks after murders be so forgiving and so full of the grace of God ? I asked myself if that would have happened in my church would I have had the power that christianity to be as forgiving as they were? And it dawned on me this Black history. Strength was a manifestation of it is not a coincidence that men and women of the civil rights movement were ordained ministers. The power of faith are barely threads in the rich tapestry that is Black history. And Mr. Speaker when I walked out of the church, I saw this. This is an 8 by 8 piece of wood. You can see the words that say we forgive as we have been forgiven. Mother emmanuel ame church. The signature of president obama is up there in that corner. The signature of south carolina governor nikki haley is in that corner, and this is my signature, I 'm thinking this expression of faith, resiliency and forgiveness is a testament to this strength for Black history. It is a testament. It is a force in our country that enriches us and raises us up and makes our nation stronger, thank you, Mr. Speaker. >> I thank the gentleman. Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Bulova.
David Bulova
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
David Bulova
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, today's invocation was given by Reverend wong. Reverend wong is an associate pastor with the Fairfax presbyterian church and she was born in seoul, korea and came to the united states at 11 years old. She received her masters of divinity and a masters in arts and marriage from louisville theological seminary. I would also note that among her parishioners is Senator george parker so you know she has her hands full. Please join me m -- in welcoming Reverend wong to the House of delegates.
[Unknown]
Mr. Larock.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I request that Senate bill 407 on Page three of the calendar be passed by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, what was the number? Bill 407 by for the day. Gentleman from rockridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Ben Cline
Mr. Speaker, with us in the gallery are representatives of bark he -- he electric they're here to announce the cooperative. First solar program and will be launching enough community solar power to provide power to 180 I hope you will give them a warm homes. Welcome to the House of delegates.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for two motions.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed. .
Todd Gilbert
I move the following bills go by for the day on Page eight of the calendar, Senate bill 268, on Page nine of the calendar, Senate bill 27, and Page ten, Senate bill 463.
Bill Howell
Without objection, by for the day.
[Unknown]
Second motion, Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
I move that House bill 773 on Page 13 of the calendar go by until Thursday March 3rd.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 773 by until Thursday, March 3rd.
[Unknown]
Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39?
[Unknown]
If not, the clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for House of delegates for today, Senate bills on third reading uncontested calendar, Page one, the first of the 19 bills on the block. 454 a bill to amend and enact section of the code of Virginia relating to restained jurisdiction of juvenile court persons aged 18 and older, penalties.
Bill Howell
Anybody prepared? Gentleman from Albemarle Mr. Bell.
Rob Bell
Mr. Speaker, we understand the gentleman had it taken by is now satisfied and asks the House pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page two, continuing with the block, Senate bill 687 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to timber cutting, determination of damages attorneys fees.
Rob Bell
Gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, I believe nobody has concerns and I move passage of the bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 277 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to membership of the northern Virginia transportation committee.
Greg Habeeb
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Minchew.
Randy Minchew
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker 277 is the same as my bill which passed 97-0 on January 29th, anowing another seat on the northern Virginia transportation commission for the third most poplist county in Virginia. I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Bill 278 relating to child welfare agency background checks with a substitute.
Randy Minchew
Gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to, gentleman from Caroline .
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House adoption of the committee substitute, Senate bill 278 puts into place employment will be barrier crimes to continue employment. If you're convicted after you're hired they don't have to fire you. That is what the bill does. I ask the bod yes to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page three, Senate whereby those barrier crimes to bill 375, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to pick up or panel truck registered for personal use. Reporting to committee on transportation.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Villanueva.
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 375 is amendmenting definitions of pick up and panel truck for purposes of title so the pick up or panel trucks registered for personal use with gross weight excess of 7500 pounds but not in excess of 10,000 pounds are not registered as trucks. I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 399 to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia related to practitioners of the healing arts, temporary aujry -- authorizing to practice.
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House it allows the board of med vein to allow to practice up to three months when not presently certified for licensed. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill. Senate bill 407 by for the day. Continuing. Page four, Senate bill 413 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to use of population estimates in connection with decisions of the northern Virginia transportation authority.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Villanueva.
Ron Villanueva
Senate bill 413 is similar to House bill 190, what it does is provides that the population criteria required for decisions of the northern Virginia transportation authority shall be estimates and not projections made by the waldon keeper center and estimates for January 3rd of the year, I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 434 a bill to amend and reenact chapter 690 of the active assembly of 2013 for supporters license plates for conservation bearing the legend protect pollenators.
Ron Villanueva
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Vil in a you'va.
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House there is a lot of buzz on this bill. This changes a special license plates for protecting pollenators from revenue sharing to revenue sharing and provides that moneys be allocated to the Virginia department of transportation to aid in the pollenator habitat program.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 464 relating to gas powered low speed vehicles. Reporting to the committee on transportation. Beach, Mr. Vil in a --
Ron Villanueva
Gentleman from Virginia
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, it deals with gas powered vehicle was a maximum speed of greater than 20 miles per hour and manufactured to comply with safety standards as low speed vehicles. Currently the definition only includes electrically powered vehicles. I move the bill pass. Villanueva.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page five, Senate bill 467 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia relating to child day programs, exemptions from licensure.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House this measure addresses to the circumstance where there are a number of before and after day school programs in public school faciliies thatting regulated by the department of education. This will change the licensure to department of social services as other programs and somewhat disjointed in the current administration. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill. Senate bill 551 a bill to amend and reenact portions of the bill related to physician assistants.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, it makes for title protection for the term physician assistant and makes certain clarifying amendments to how the physician assistant relationships and agreements will be arrived at and communicated.
Bobby Orrock
Gentleman from Campbell, Mr. Fariss.
Matt Fariss
Mr. Speaker, I have a request. On Page four, can Senate bill 464 go by for the day after engrossment?
[Unknown]
Without objection, by for the day.
Matt Fariss
Returning to Page five, Senate bill 553 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to nursing facilities, electronic monitoring with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute is agreed to. Gentleman from Caroline .
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House with adoption of the committee substitute this puts into place whereby the department and stake holders will come up with a means whereby they can address the interests of some individuals in the assisted living nursing home community to have electronic monitoring available for loved ones. There are certain fiscal implications and hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page six of the printed calendar, Senate bill 555 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia related to operating a motor vehicle by a holder of a learner's permit. Reporting to committee on transportation with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Virginia beach, Mr. Villanueva.
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, I move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Substitute is agreed to. Virginia from Virginia beach.
Ron Villanueva
Current law prohibits the holder of a provisional driver's license from under age 19 from having more than one passenger under age 21 unless a parent is present and using a cell phone. The bill removes the exception that under age 18 May have more than one passenger if that parent is present and clarifies passenger limitations on all provisional licenses do not include household or family members. I move that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 595 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to dead bodies, storage with amendments.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Amendment agreed to.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House with the adoption of these amendments all we do is put in place that when an individual has passed on, in a licensed facility, such as nursing home, or hospital, that institution either has to have in place that they can provide through their own resources or an agreement with another facility to ensure that the remains of the deceased will be refrigerated within 48 hours. These are the same requirements that exist within the funeral home community. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
And relating to compensation of dealers for recalled vehicles.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Villanueva.
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 709 identical to hb 1232, Delegate Habeeb 's bill that passed the House. The bill requires a manufacturer to compensate tealers for recall repairs on the same basis as warranty remayors. Finally, prohibits to using performance measurements when the dealer has vehicles it cannot deliver by law or manufacture or distributor program or directive. I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 712 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia related to dental hygienists.
Ron Villanueva
This puts into a lot of specificity, into how a dental hygienist May set up a remote facility and practice. There are a lot of specifics to the measure.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 719 a bill to amend the code of Virginia related to permits for oversized vehicles reporting to committee on transportation.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 719 is identical to my House bill 117 allowing for a statewide permit for hauling boats up to 108 inches wide, Mr. Speaker, I move the House pass the bill.
[Unknown]
And turning to Page eight, last bill in the block, Senate bill 765 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to powers of the commissioner of highways, emergency removal of snow and ice. Reporting to committee on transportation.
Barry Knight
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Villanueva. Gentlemen of the House, Senate
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, ladies and bill 765 provides that commissioner of highways has authority to establish and use procedures as deemed necessary to ensure safety travel and that the pro curing equipment and labor to ensure resources are available to address an emergency or weather related event is an emergency percent to the Virginia public procurement act. I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Shall the bills pass? Clerk will close the roll. Aye 99, no, 0.
Ron Villanueva
The bills are passed.
[Unknown]
Senate bills on third reading regular. 268 taken by for the day. Turning to Page ten, first up, Senate bill 282 a bill to amend the code of Virginia .
[Unknown]
Mr. Stolle.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it establishes the shore line resiliency fund to help residents and businesses subject to recurrent flooding. And Mr. Speaker, I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Mr. Speaker, would the gentleman from Virginia beach yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Steve Landes
Mr. Speaker, I yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I ask the gentleman is this fund envisioned to come back and ask for general fund of the future.
[Unknown]
I ask it can take money it take money from other sources including federal government grants that come down.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, would the gentleman yield for an additional question?
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you. I ask then if the future, a request could come back for general funds would you consider this a bill in the drawer? Mr. Speaker, the answer is no, I don't. The reason is that I think there is money available that the state has not been able to take advantage of simply because we do not have a process in place to do that.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 84, no, 14. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 463 taken by for the day. Senate bill 732 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to assisted living facilities, hospice care with amendments and there is a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye, opposed no. Committee amendments agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the houts, Senate bill 732 is designed to address that if a individual goes into a nursing home that May be run by particular or any number of religious groups do not believe in certain otherwise medically appropriate life sustaining measures that that facility would not have to violate their personal religious tenants so long as that is made clear at the time of the admission that there May be limitations and that it May not be allowed in that facility. The character -- circumstance is that if they request the measures and are in direct conflicts of the facility whereby that patient is a resident.
[Unknown]
Floor amendment on line 17, after the Ward provide, strike the words or allow.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, of the House, I can't think of a more vulnerable time than a person told only has days to live and racked by tremendous pain from a terminal disease they have. This bill, without the amendment would allow a facility where someone could have been living for 20 years to say we don't lou you to have pallative care. We're going to ban your request, crying out to have your pain relieved. To me, I think the patient has the right to make that decision. People enter assisted living facilities when they're spry and they like the people there. They're not looking at a form on Page 23 that says hospice care isn't allowed but now, they're dying and crying out for relief and their family wants it and doctor wants it, I cannot see a facility saying we cannot provide it and you have to leave now. I have no problem with the part of the bill that says they're not required to provide hospice care. I ask to strike or allow. Because I think allowing patient relief is a human right and should be allowed. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? Speaking to the floor amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Let's be clear, right now a nursing facility is not required to provide the hospice care. The affect of this floor amendment negates the bill and puts more words in the code to say what they say. If you don't like the bill, I suggest you need to de-pete the floor amendment and vote against the bill. But if you believe, as if you see in the committee members felt it is a situation whereby individuals of religious beliefs that stish facilities for a similar believer but that are open to others in the public, providing that service do not have to endose in position I hope the body will reject the floor amendment and pass the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Roanoke city, Mr. Rasoul.
Sam Rasoul
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Sam Rasoul
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House my background is in geriatric health care. And I will tell you, there is a thick stack of documents. We're not talking about what the facility has, we're talking about the patient, there is nothing worse than imagining your loved one in the waning hours of their life, coming to the conclusion you need hospice care but only to be told you cannot have hospice care in that facility, and in the waning hours of their life you have to move that loved one in order hospice care. I understand the spirit of what is trying to be accomplished but I urge you to accept this amendment because this amendment all it does is prevent the facility from stopping hospice care from coming in. They do not have to allow the hospice care.
[Unknown]
The questions on adoption of -- sorry. Mr. Head.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House I also work in elder care. There is confusion about what can and cannot go on. One of the things the amendment does not do is address the issue of palliative care. There are a lot of ways to get relief that do not require hospice. Hospice is described as a six-month prognosis. It's not just palliative care, it's a lot of the preparation. There are certainly certain facilities that don't want their religious beliefs infringed. The patient continue to have choice, but to say you're denying them of that is simply to be misinformed. I urge you to defeat the floor amendment and pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Hope.
Patrick Hope
Will Delegate Orrock yield for a question.
[Unknown]
He yields.
Patrick Hope
Can I ask what particular religious beliefs that are infringed?
[Unknown]
There are communities that don't believe certain pain reducing drugs should be continued. A number of those facilities are set up to serve patients of similar belief structures and provide excellent care. Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House, if I May, my family has benefited from the services of hospice care. And if you have ever been in that circumstance, you know how helpful those services can be. That being said, I believe that a facility that tells patients when they're admitted that we're a religious orring niedzed facility that do not allow individuals to practice certain types of care in our facility, that they have that right upon disclosure at the time of admission so they're not put in a posture of having to deny patients on the front end.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I would like to remind the body of a couple things. This amendment was discussed in the committee and patient autonomy is not protocol. There are some folks who don't favor that approach. I think this is a bill as presented without the floor amendment is a reasonable compromise. I just hope you'll reject the floor amendment and pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Thank you. Those opposed, no. Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye 74, no, 25, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing. Next category, section House bills with Senate amendments, on Page 11, first up, House bill 742, a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia relating to eligibility for neighborhood assistance programs, tax credits. The bill passed the House February 4th.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I 'm going to ask you to accept the Senate substitute. And let me tell you why. This little bill began it's journey by attempting to fix a problem created several years ago that disqualified certain nonprofit organizations from applying for the tax credits under the neighborhood assistance program and I have an agency in my area that had gotten a lot of credits before. When tightening on regulations it caught this agency. There are several qualifications, they ask not have an affiliate that serves people other than low and moderate income people. In my district, this district has an assisted living facility funded by grants. Part of the way that facility works is that they allow full paid people to come in there and they pay a higher rate and that draws down the cost. And they were disqualified for other parts of the program. Now, off debate this bill passed out of here 89-8. So anybody who voted against a bill before aught to take a look at the bill. When the bill got to the Senate, the Senate installed a sunset on the credit. And because it is consistent with what we have done in the House by imposing sun sets, I it is more consistent with how we approach things here. I hope you'll accept the Senate substitute and vote for it. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
David Toscano
Aye, 92, no. Substitute agreed to. Six.
[Unknown]
House bill 18. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code related to a status of employee of the franchisor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Head.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House this amendment is clarifying only and so I ask that we accept the Senate amendment.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 65, no, 34. The Senate amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 127 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to real property tax exemptions.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from a Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, the Senate substitute conforms by bill to a Senate version which is outdated. The Senator likes my bill better. So I move that we reject the Senate substitute.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, one, no, 98. Senate substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar, House bill 148 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to real property tax assessment, date to fix tax rate, bill passed House February 4th.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House. Let's see the House bill is now the Senate bill and the Senate bill is now the House bill. So I 'm going to ask you to stop the madness and reject the Senate amendment.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, two, no, 96.
[Unknown]
House bill 234 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to nonstock corporations.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, the Senate amendment corrects what was a typo. Change was to be made in two places and only got made in one.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 96, no, 0. The Senate amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 398 a bill related to sales and use tax, refund.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Sullivan.
Rip Sullivan
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, Mr. Speaker, they are purely technical. I ask you accept the Senate amendments.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate amendments be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll.
Rip Sullivan
Aye, 98, no, 0. Senate amendments are agreed to. House bill 768 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to Virginia public procurement act.
[Unknown]
Mr. Albo.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, this is the bill where I asked you to reject king James so I 'm going to call it technical.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to?
[Unknown]
Aye 98, no, 0. Senate amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 14, House bill 874 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to credit union.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen it is part of the deal with the bankers. The Senate amendments embody that agreement. And we have dealt with Senator Stanley 's bill and I request the body adopt the amendment. Shall the amendment be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no, 0. The Senate amendment is agreed
Greg Habeeb
House bill 1063, the purse to. Unite to article 10 repaying costs of acquiring constructing and equipping capitol projects in institutions of higher education of the commonwealth, emergency.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Suffolk, m Jones .
[Unknown]
This is a project at James Madison university, a dining Hall to the bill, the Senate substitute is identical to the Senate measure. I ask we accept the Senate substitute.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no, 0.
[Unknown]
House bill 93 relating to income tax credit for donations of food crops. The bill passed the House February 11th.
[Unknown]
Mr. Cliin.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Senate changed the date from 2021 to 2022. I ask you accept the Senate amendment. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no, one. Senate amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 15. House bill 1023 related to real property tax exemption. And passed the Senate on the 25th.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 1203 was my tax exyechgs for veterans.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 98, no, 0. The Senate amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
And House bill 1209 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia related to landlord and ten yat laws. The bill passed the Senate with a substitute on the 25th.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Frederick, Mr. Collins.
Chris Collins
Ladies and gentlemen, this brings into align what the Senate version we have passed out of the House. I ask you accept the substitution.
Bill Howell
Shall the substitute be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
Chris Collins
Aye, 98, no, 0.
[Unknown]
The Senate substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
And continuing with the calendar, Page 15 of the printed version, House bill vetoed by the governor. Bill 254 an act to amend the code of Virginia related to technical adjustments of certain House district boundaries. And the governor veto is before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move we override the governor's veto and I would like to speak to that motion.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 254 makes a minor adjustment in between House districts 88 and 28, in order to reduce a split precinct. These are technical amendment that's come at the request of the voter registrar to address said precincts. The governor vetoed this bill saying that there are constitutional questions that the general assembly May only conduct redistricting once every ten years and this bill sets a bad precedent. Unfortunately, the governor's veto explanation does not match his actions on redistricting. First, you'll recall that just last fall, the governor called a special session to redraw correctional district lines and in the only did he call a special session, he submitted his own map for the legislature and the court to consider. Second, the governor leads the democratic governor's association political effort on redistricting. He is co-chairman of the 2020 redistricting funded indicated to raising money to help elect democrats. It's rather of the governor to call for redistricting while he leads a national redistricting on behalf of democrats. I urge you to override the governor's veto. It makes the election process more expensive and more difficult for local electoral boards.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Sickles.
Mark Sickles
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the veto.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Mark Sickles
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, in response to the question from Spotsylvania, I 'd like to remind the body that the governor was under a court order to redraw the district. It wasn't like he thought I want to redistrict. The court said you must do that and he brought us here to do that. Unfortunately we could not do it and the court had to do it. Secondly, I don't follow the governor's political life in the national governor association but I think it would be odd for him to disarm until this nation and state comes to its senses and takes politics out of what we do here every ten years. So the bill is un-constitutional because article two section six of the Virginia constitution says that, quote, general assembly should reaportion the common wnl in accordance with this section in the year 2011 and every ten years thereafter. This sets up a redistricting law which is a exclusive time to redraw the districts, I think strict constructionists might like that and nowhere in the constitution is it enumerated that technical adjustments are okay. So while the supreme court has not addressed this yet, a Richmond circuit court which handles a lot of these cases held a constitution is limited to the authority after the year 2011. There is no opposite or contrary decision in any court to the contrary. Moreover, it sets up a bad precedent. The process has been defended on these grounds in the court. So if it is okay to make minor changes then it's okay to make major changes to districts the body is urged to sustain this country.
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker, would the gentleman from Spotsylvania resume the floor for purposes of a question.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I ask the gentleman how many experiences, how many times have we made these technical adjustments between districts like this in the past?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I answer and say these have been made numerous times throughout the years, and my understanding before I got here it was not uncommon for technical adjustments to be made after almost every redistricting.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield for an additional question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
And I ask those adjustments, how many times has the court ruled them un-constitutional?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would say I 'm not aware and I would like to add that the situation that we're in is that we're responsible for drawing congressional districts and hokal governments responsible for setting up precincts that leads to a situation and it has been the custom of the body to make redistricts.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the governor's veto, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
I have someone else. He decided he didn't want to gentleman has the floor. Speak.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, speaking to the governor's veto, I mean, listening to Delegate Cole we have done this under republican and democratic governors, there has nef been a successful adjudicated as un-constitutional. I hope the body will join me in overriding the governor's veto.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker a point of information.
[Unknown]
Since this is our first veto, you will state shall the House override the governor's veto? Isn't it true if you want to override you would vote question. If you do not want to override, you vote no?
[Unknown]
Yes. The question will be in affirmative. Shall the House override the governor's veto?
[Unknown]
So you would vote yes.
[Unknown]
You would vote yes.
Bill Howell
Shall the House override the governor's veto? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 64, no, 34. We have had 99 people here at the last roll. 98 now, so it takes 66 to the override is not necessary to override the veto.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes today's calendar.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
No communications announcements for tomorrow morning, the appropriations committee won four meetings meeting prior to the full appropriations meeting one hour after adjournment upstairs. So, the first up will be appropriations, higher ed subcommittee. Once finished, transportation sub, then, appropriations general government and capitol outlay will meet, then, public safety pub committee will meet. And then, appropriations agriculture, commerce and technology and natural resources subcommittee meeting will meet. Those five will meet, then, once finished full appropriations will meet 2:30-ish. The courts of justice ethics subcommittee is scheduled to meet at 1:00. So what time is courts ethics sub? Half hour? Half hour after adjournment of the House in House room c. On the first floor and full courts will not meet, but then, civil law in House room c. And civil law subcommittee meets once done in House room d. So they will go on in House room c and d respectively. Subcommittee meetings, most all of them are cancelled today. Militia, police is cancelled and transportation subthree and acnr agriculture subcommittee, all cancelled today. So at 4:30, Virginia environment and renewal energy caucus will be meeting in the fourth floor caucus room. The northern Virginia delegation caucus has been cancelled. Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1, the sun rise caucus meets at 6:30 a.M., and then at 7:30, education committee meeting at 7:30. Pne has been cancelled for tomorrow. At the 7:30 hour tomorrow as well, conservative caucus meets up stairs in 8th floor. Then, 8:30 transportation committee meeting down in the first floor in House room c. And health, welfare and instut yugs has been cancelled. So, also, at 8:30 the bio science caucus will meet and tomorrow morning appropriations, their elementary and secondary education subwill be at 10:00. Finally, Mr. Speaker, democratic caucus at 11:30 a.M. In House room two. And republican 11:30 a.M. In House room one.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move the House adjourn today and reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now adjourn.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until 12:00 noon, tomorrow. 12:00 noon, tomorrow.