03/04/2016 House Proceedings

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Index

SB517—00:00:40
SB224—00:06:06
SB237—00:00:20
SB695—00:00:40
SB734—00:02:55
SB748—00:01:25
SJ88—00:13:45
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:00
Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk)—00:25
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:05
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—01:55
Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)—01:15
Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)—02:55
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—00:30
Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)—00:25
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:45
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:10
Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)—00:00
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:15
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:10
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:10
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:05
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—00:05
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:00
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:25
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—00:05
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:05
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—00:10
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:00
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—01:45
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:00
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:15
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—00:30
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:20
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:55
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:20
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:35
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—01:15
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:35
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—00:30
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:25
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—00:05
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:15
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—00:05
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:20
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:05
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:00
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:15
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—00:25
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:00
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—00:25
Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)—00:00
Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)—00:10
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:00
Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)—00:05
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:10
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—01:55
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:40
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:20
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Minutes

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

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by Pastor James D. Acree, Bacon's Castle Baptist Church, Surry

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leaves of Absence granted:

Journal for Thursday, March 3, 2016, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate joint resolutions agreed to: SJRs 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 183, 185, 186
House joint resolutions agreed to: HJRs 295, 303, 315, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 334, 335, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 348, 349, 350, 352

Senate communication received
House bills passed with Senate amendments: HBs 64, 367, 760, 842, 1016, 1052, 1053, 1228, 1238, 1345
House bills passed with Senate substitutes: SBs 47, 177, 393, 476, 568, 610, 703, 707, 786, 834, 858, 879, 1087, 1102, 1111, 1189, 1255, 1289
House bill passed with Senate substitute with amendment: HB 481
House bill, Senate insisted on substitute and requested conference committee: HB 1344
Senate bill, House amendments rejected: SB 468
Senate bills, Senate acceded to House request for conference committees: SBs 120, 253
Senate bill, Governor's recommendation agreed to: SB 122
House bills passed: HBs 2, 16, 87, 220, 240, 256, 287, 307, 364, 420, 450, 499, 675, 700, 711, 735, 741, 818, 820, 823, 851, 875, 886, 910, 1012, 1013, 1017, 1108, 1135, 1146, 1166, 1207, 1237, 1259, 1260, 1263, 1264, 1288, 1291, 1318, 1348, 1376
House bill defeated: HB 158
Senate bills, House amendments agreed to: SBs 27, 137, 190, 308, 315
Senate bill, House substitute agreed to: SB 574
Senate bill, Governor's veto sustained: SB 21

Committee report
From General Laws: SB 41S

SB 468 - House insists on amendments and requests Committee of Conference

HB 1344 - House accedes to Senate request for Committee of Conference

SB 120 - Conferees appointed: LaRock, Albo, Toscano

SB 253 - Conferees appointed: Yancey, Bell of Albemarle, Watts

HJR 256 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
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 204 - Moved to Regular Calendar
SB 294A - Moved to Regular Calendar
SB 337S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 352A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Moved to Regular Calendar
SB 374 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 377 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 418A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 517S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 645S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 704 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 224 - Delegate Lingamfelter floor amendments withdrawn, Delegate Lingamfelter floor amendments nos. 1 - 3 rejected, Delegate Lingamfelter floor amendment no. 4 rejected, Defeated (Y-32 N-67), Reconsidered, Defeated (Y-38 N-60)
SB 669S - Passed by for the day
SB 39S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-92 N-4)
SB 126 - Passed by for the day
SB 154 - Passed (Y-90 N-7)
SB 237A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed (Y-99 N-0)
SB 578S - Passed by for the day
SB 579S - Passed by for the day
SB 607 - Passed by for the day
SB 695A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed (Y-92 N-6)
SB 734S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed by for the day
SB 748S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-96 N-2)
SB 758 - Passed by for the day
SB 204 - Passed by for the day
SB 294A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed by for the day
SB 352A - Passed by for the day

HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS
HB 773 - Passed by until Monday, March 7, 2016
HB 25 - Senate amendment rejected (Y-2 N-97)
HB 168 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-0 N-99)
HB 227 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)
HB 373 - Senate amendments rejected (Y-0 N-99)
HB 588 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-99 N-0)
HB 622 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-1 N-97)
HB 645 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-99 N-0)
HB 667 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)
HB 924 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1110 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1160 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-96 N-3), Reconsidered, Senate amendment agreed to (Y-98 N-1)
HB 1213 - Passed by for the day
HB 1359 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-83 N-14)

RESOLUTION
REGULAR CALENDAR
SJR 88 - Agreed to (Y-95 N-4)

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE
SJR 160 - Agreed to
SJR 162 - Agreed to
SJR 165 - Agreed to
SJR 166 - Agreed to
SJR 168 - Agreed to
SJR 169 - Agreed to
SJR 173 - Agreed to
SJR 175 - Agreed to
HJR 362 - Agreed to
HJR 374 - Agreed to
HJR 376 - Agreed to
HJR 378 - Agreed to
HJR 380 - Agreed to
HJR 383 - Agreed to
HJR 391 - Agreed to
HJR 392 - Agreed to
HJR 401 - Agreed to
HJR 410 - Agreed to
HJR 417 - Agreed to
HJR 418 - Agreed to
HR 169 - Agreed to
HR 172 - Agreed to
HR 176 - Agreed to

COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE
SJR 159 - Agreed to
SJR 161 - Agreed to
SJR 164 - Agreed to
SJR 167 - Agreed to
SJR 170 - Agreed to
SJR 171 - Agreed to
SJR 174 - Agreed to
HJR 317 - Agreed to
HJR 354 - Agreed to
HJR 355 - Agreed to
HJR 356 - Agreed to
HJR 357 - Agreed to
HJR 358 - Agreed to
HJR 359 - Agreed to
HJR 360 - Agreed to
HJR 361 - Agreed to
HJR 363 - Agreed to
HJR 364 - Agreed to
HJR 365 - Agreed to
HJR 366 - Agreed to
HJR 367 - Agreed to
HJR 368 - Agreed to
HJR 369 - Agreed to
HJR 370 - Agreed to
HJR 371 - Agreed to
HJR 373 - Agreed to
HJR 375 - Agreed to
HJR 377 - Agreed to
HJR 379 - Agreed to
HJR 381 - Agreed to
HJR 382 - Passed by for the day
HJR 384 - Agreed to
HJR 385 - Agreed to
HJR 386 - Agreed to
HJR 387 - Agreed to
HJR 388 - Agreed to
HJR 389 - Agreed to
HJR 390 - Agreed to
HJR 393 - Agreed to
HJR 394 - Agreed to
HJR 395 - Agreed to
HJR 396 - Agreed to
HJR 397 - Agreed to
HJR 398 - Agreed to
HJR 399 - Agreed to
HJR 400 - Agreed to
HJR 402 - Agreed to
HJR 403 - Agreed to
HJR 404 - Agreed to
HJR 405 - Agreed to
HJR 406 - Agreed to
HJR 407 - Agreed to
HJR 408 - Agreed to
HJR 411 - Agreed to
HJR 412 - Agreed to
HJR 413 - Agreed to
HJR 414 - Agreed to
HJR 415 - Agreed to
HJR 416 - Agreed to
HJR 419 - Agreed to
HJR 420 - Agreed to
HJR 421 - Agreed to
HJR 422 - Agreed to
HR 166 - Agreed to
HR 167 - Agreed to
HR 168 - Agreed to
HR 170 - Agreed to
HR 171 - Agreed to
HR 173 - Agreed to
HR 174 - Agreed to
HR 175 - Agreed to
HR 177 - Agreed to
HR 178 - Agreed to
HR 179 - Agreed to
HR 180 - Agreed to
HR 181 - Agreed to
HR 182 - Agreed to
HR 183 - Agreed to
HR 184 - Agreed to
HR 185 - Agreed to
HR 186 - Agreed to
HR 187 - Agreed to
HR 189 - Agreed to

HOUSE BILL WITH GOVERNOR'S VETO
HB 259 - Passed by for the day

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 9
SB 57A
SB 125A
SB 285A
SB 288
SB 323S
SB 358S
SB 363A
SB 364
SB 388
SB 491
SB 611S
SB 692S
SB 701S
SB 728
SB 746S
SB 750S

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 117
SB 415S
SB 417
SB 576A

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION REFERRED
SJR 182 - Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 11:07 a.m. to meet Monday, March 7, 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.

Bill Howell
The House will come to order. Members, please take your seats. Sergeant-at-arms. The House is now in session,. All persons not entitled to privileges on the floor, please retire to the gallery.
[Unknown]
The members had had rise and be led in prayer and be led by James d and he can, and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance.
[Unknown]
Good morning, let's pray. Our father who is in heaven, we thank you this morning that you have revealed yourself as father through jesus christ. We recognition that your name is above every name and your name alone is worthy of worship and praise, your kingdom done, thy will be done, we pray that you will bring about your righteousness, justice, even as those things already prevail in your kingdom in heaven. Thank you for the that those things will indeed be the reality that you will bring about. Give us this day our daily bread, thank you for providing for Virginia in particular, and america as a whole. No nation on earth has been more blessed with daily bread than ours. We ask that in your loving kindness you would continue to meet our needs. Help us continue to trust in you for your provision. Forgive us us our debts. We thank you that in christ you have offered forgiveness to all minute. Teach me and everyone here to extend forgiveness and loving kindness to others, even to those who have done us wrong. Help our legislators, to extend kindness and graciousness across the political aisle. Lead us not into temptation. Help us to always choose the right and reject the wrong and help us to know the difference. Lead us by your spirit and by your word and keep us from sinful sins of arrogance and pride. Yours is the power and the glory forever and ever. You and you only are worthy of and I parathis -- pray this worship. Prayer in jesus name. Amen.
[Unknown]
Amen.
[Unknown]
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Bill Howell
The members will appears the the -- answer the roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: a quorum is present, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the House will come to order. Pursuant to House rule 3 I 've examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for March 3rd, 2016. Motions, resolutions under rule 39 are in order. Does the clerk have announcements or communications.
[Unknown]
Clerk: the Senate has rejected the House amendments to Senate bill 468.
[Unknown]
Speaker: Mr. Cox.
[Unknown]
I move the House insist on its amendment. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Speaker: that motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: the Senate has insisted on its amendment and requested a committee of conference on House bill 1344.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
I move the House accede to the request of Senate for a committee of conference on the previously reported legislation. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. That motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: the speaker at to sets of conferees. On 120, speaker appoints delegates LaRock, Albo and Toscano. 120, delegates LaRock, Albo and Toscano. For Senate bill 253, the speaker appoints delegates Yancey, Bell of and March and Watts. For 253, the speaker appoints Yancey, Bell of Albemarle and Watts .
Kirk Cox
Speaker: the gentlewoman from Norfolk .
[Unknown]
I rise forean introduction.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Today on the floor we have tolly and audrey holter, would you please stand, from an elementary school in Henrico County. There were former students at large mount school. They have joined us along with their parents today to learn how laws are made. Their trip is an excused absence because we allow that in the commonwealth. Join me in welcoming them and wishing them well in their studies and give them a warm House welcome. Thank you. [ applause ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: we're delighted to have the visitors here with us today and hope you enjoy your time at the capitol. The gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the judge has the
Greg Habeeb
Today with us in the gallery floor. Are the winners of the eighth district art contest. We have kids from all over along with parents, grandparents, cousins and others. I hope the body would give them a warm House welcome. [ applause ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: we congratulate the winners of the contest and glad you could be with us in the gallery today. The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Lemunyon.
Jim LeMunyon
I rise for the purpose of an introduction, a request and a motion.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the.
Jim LeMunyon
Speaker: has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I think we're all familiar with the fact that we like to brag about our athletic teams. It's my turn. I want to tell you about the westfield bulldogs, the 2015, 6a high school championship football team, coach kyle simmons and director of student activities terry tole are in the gallery and I 'd like to ask them to stand. The westfield bulldogs pulled off a 9-1 season, rolled through the playoffs, four times, and I think the average margin of victory was 23 points. And then in the state championship game, held at university of Virginia, in triple overtime, the westfield bulldog defense held on in a goal line stand on the two-yard line and secured a 49-42 victory. As you might imagine, there's a lot of pride in western Fairfax County about this. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to give our guests a warm House welcome and congratulations. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
Speaker: we're pleased to have the visitors with us and we congratulate you on your success.
[Unknown]
My request would be on behalf of the delegates who represent the greater westfield family that we pull up House joint resolution 256 out of order.
[Unknown]
Clerk: no. 256 commending the westfield high school football team.
[Unknown]
Speaker: I 'd like to move took place of the motion and speak briefly to it.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
It has several clauses that cover the topics I just mentioned and a few other things and the commending resolution congratulating westfield high and the football team, and I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to adopt the resolution. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The resolution is agreed to.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentlewoman from Westmoreland .
[Unknown]
I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Delegate O'Quinn, Delegate Campbell, rice, Yost, Delegate Austin, Delegate Villanueva, Delegate will, tell Leftwich, Delegate Yancey and myself changed into jeans and boots and we traveled to the northern neck to survey the damage and participate in cleanup efforts in Richmond and Westmoreland counties. I would like to sincerely thank the delegates for taking time out of their very busy schedules to volunteer and assist other virginians in their disaster recovery efforts. We were able to pick up debris in Richmond County. We prayed with families in Westmoreland County. We spoke with deq and emergency management, and we were able to witness firsthand the trauma that these families experienced. Yesterday I was so proud as we drove back into my community, with so many of my colleagues and my friends to help this community in need. Mr. Speaker, I want to end by saying that we come to this body as strangers from vastly different regions of the commonwealth, but on both sides of the aisle we all love Virginia citizens, we're all caring people, and we're all doing what we can. And my trip home yesterday was proof of that. I want to thank you. [ applause ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Hope point of personal privilege.
Patrick Hope
For a couple times this year I 've had the privilege of speak to the governor about all the exciting things he's doing, bringing newbies into the commonwealth but I want to single the administration out for another award that they receive having nothing to do with economic development. In our area of our department of corrections. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Virginia is recognized by the department of justice for its huge drop in the number of offenders in restricted housing over a five-year period. This is what we call segregation or isolation, solitary confinement, a lot of people refer to it as. I had the privilege of touring one of Virginia 's supermax prisons, red onion, with the gentleman from Scott, and also someone from the other chamber a Senator, and we got to see how these individuals are living. With the help of the administration, but a lot of praise for the department director clark, for implementing a state of the art program to bring people out of segregation into the general population in and the department of justice prison. Has recognized Virginia, has actually singled us out among five states in the entire country, that's done such a good job this doing that. When the stepdown program began in 2011, 511doc offenders were housed in long-term administrative segregation. All but 84 of the original 511 offenders have completed a program, sort of a stepdown program. You think to yourself, why should we care? When you're locked up in a cell and you're away from human contact, most of these people go right back into our communities and so this helps them function when they get out into our communities. Since the reform, Virginia has witnessed a 72% reduction in the number of people in this restrictive housing. At red onion, incident reports, and this is another thing of why we ought to care, incident reports are down 65%, inmate grievances have fallen 71% and informal complaints have been reduced by 76%. That's why we should care because this is a safer environment for our correctional officers, but also for other inmates as well. In referencing the stepdown program, the department focused on risk reduction strategies, enhanced inmates motivation to change behavior combined with programming to provide new skills. And so, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I want to commend and congratulate the department of corrections for this wonderful worthwhile recognition. I want to commend the department of corrections for instituting this and singling out director clark, secretary Moran for taking over this. This is an important issue. And I 'm certainly glad we're doing it. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Speaker: thank you. The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Bulova.
David Bulova
Rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman has the floor.
David Bulova
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, as we continue on the work of the House, sometimes we forget that just a few blocks away we have some absolutely gorgeous natural resources, and so I 'm pleased to announce that on Sunday the outdoor recreation caucus is going to be hosting an event on Bell belle isle at 2:00, we'll meet at the parking lot and engage in either hiking or biking, so that you can enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, and get some Peace and tranquility with the James river. At 4:00 we'll gather at legends brewery for some good cheer. This Sunday is going to be perfect hiking weather, mid 50s. I hope you can join:
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Morris.
[Unknown]
Today our prayer was delivered by pastor jimmie acree. He is a graduate of columbia international university. He's bin married to his lovely wife ann nor over 30 years and they have six wonderful children. He has been the pastor of bacon's castle baptist church in Surry since 1987, and is a faithful man of God, leading souls to christ. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in given pastor acree a warm House welcome. [ applause ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a request and a motion.
[Unknown]
Speaker: you May proceed.
Todd Gilbert
The request would be that on Page 2 of the printed calendar, Senate bill 294 be moved to the regular calendar.
Bill Howell
Speaker: without objection, Senate bill 294 to the regular calendar.
[Unknown]
I would move that the following bills go by for the day. On Page 6 of the printed calendar, Senate bills 126 and 669, on Page 8, bills 578, 579, 607, on Page 10, Senate bill 758. On Page 14, House bill 1213, and on Page 27, House bill 259.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the bills listed by the gentleman will be by for the day. The gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Mr. Speaker I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman has the floor.
Alfonso Lopez
I would like to wish my colleague from Arlington, it will be his birthday Patrick hope is celebrating a birthday on Sunday, I wish the body would give him a round of applause for achieving another year. [ applause ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Giles, Mr. Yost.
Joseph Yost
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request. I request that the journal reflect that my seatmate Delegate Fariss is absent due to pressing personal business.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the clerk will call the calendar.
Joseph Yost
Clerk: for the Virginia House of delegates for today, March 4, 2016, 1st category of bills, Senate bills on third reading uncontested calendar. Third reading uncontested, 10 bills in the block. First up, Senate bill 204, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code relating to real estate settlement ages, bills reported from the committee on general laws.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 204 is largely a technical measure adding provisions relating to real estate settlement agents, a new term, closing disclosure defined can as a combined mortgage loan disclosure statement, final loan terms and closing costs prescribed under real estate settlement procedures, federal act. This bill is a cleanup, recognizes changes in hud documents made recently. Move that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Clerk: continuing with the bill, printed calendar Page 2 Senate bill 294 has been moved to the regular calendar. Accordingly, next up, Senate bill 337, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the department of veterans services, Virginia war memorial division, names and homes of record designation for virginians killed in action. The bill reported from the committee on general laws with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Shenandoah .
[Unknown]
Can that go by temporarily?
Bill Howell
Speaker: without objection, by temporarily.
[Unknown]
Clerk: continuing with the block, on Page 3 of today's printed calendar, Senate bill 352, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to official emblems and designations, state rock, reported from the committee on general laws with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Mr. Speaker, this bill designates nelsonite as the state rock of Virginia and consolidates the other state emblems and designations about the northern cardinal, the american dogwood, and I would move that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the question is on the adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
Todd Gilbert
Speaker: the amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 3374, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code of Virginia relating to financial institutions, references to federal laws, bill reported from the committees on commerce and labor.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
Senate bill 374 updates references to the federal reserve bodies and its regulations that were made by the dodd/frank reform bill.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 377, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia relating to landlord and tenant law, tenant remedies, reported from the committee on general laws.
Terry Kilgore
Speaker: the gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 377 identical to House bill 1209, Delegate Collins, passed February 10th. It authorizes general district court to terminate lease upon tenant's request which is not currently permitted. I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Clerk: turning to Page 4 of the printed calendar, Senate bill 418, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the Virginia public procurement act, cooperative procurement, installation of artificial turf.
Chris Peace
Speaker: the judge that Fairfax .
[Unknown]
I move adoption of the amount.
Bill Howell
Speaker: committee amendment. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill simply clarifies a portion of the Virginia public procurement act related to cooperative procurement and the installation of artificial turf and other athletic surfaces. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 517, a pill to require the Virginia information technology agency to utilize service veteran disabled, reported from the committee on general laws with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield to the gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Prince William Mr. Lingamfelter. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Prince William .
Scott Lingamfelter
Mr. Speaker, the bill, the underlying bill requires that every state agency to include as a component of any small business enhancement measure implemented by the governor pursuant to the code of Virginia, a requirement for a minimum of 3% utilization of service disabled veterans it was originally 5%, the businesses. Committee believed that 3% more accurately reflected the sentiment and so I move we pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Clerk: turning to Page 5 of the printed calendar, Senate bill 645, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code of Virginia relating to the Virginia freedom of information act, exempt records concerning critical infrastructure, government infrastructure, or security information. The bill was reported from the committee on laws with a substitute.
Scott Lingamfelter
Speaker: the gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Lemunyon.
Jim LeMunyon
I move adoption felt committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the question on adoption of the committee substitute. The substitute is agreed to.
Jim LeMunyon
Senate bill 645 as amended by the substitute clarifies the term critical infrastructure information in the Virginia freedom of information act. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 704, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to overtime compensation, fire protection employees, the bill was reported from the committee on general
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from laws. Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, Senate bill 704 expands, broadens the definition of
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll. Clerk: ayes 98, nos zero. The bills are passed.
Todd Gilbert
Clerk: continuing with today's calendar, next category of bills, Senate bills on third reading regular. Page 5 of the printed version. Senate bill 224. A bill to amend and reenact a section. Code related to public schools, tobacco products. The bill was reported from the committee on general laws and during consideration yesterday, floor amendment was offered by Delegate Lingamfelter -- that was severed into two parts and there are floor amendments offered today by Delegate Lingamfelter as well.
[Unknown]
I request that the floor amendments that we were to consider yesterday be withdrawn.
Bill Howell
Speaker: without objection, they'll be withdrawn.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I believe we have new floor amendments and I would request the clerk to report them.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the clerk will report the floor amendments.
[Unknown]
Clerk: floor amendments offered by Delegate Lingamfelter, the engrossed version of the bill, there are amendment no. 1, the beginning four. Of line 13, insert capital a, creating a new subsection. Amendment two, also on line 15, after the word "bus", strike the co mma and insert the word "or". Amendment three on line 15, after the word "property", strike comma or at a school sponsored activity. And finally, amendment no. 4, after line 15, insert "b" for a new section that reads, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a, a school board May permit the use of tobacco products or nicotine vapor products as those terms are defined in section 18 within a designated area of high school property that is outside of any school building.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the amendments, yesterday the gentleman from Fauquier brought up a point as to whether or not the bill actually extended to other publicly-owned property, and it was our judgment in speaking with legislative services that it probably did. And so essentially what we've done is removed the school activities language, which should take care of that problem because now the bill focuses keenly on the school property. And again is permission it in so much as they May designate an area on school property for smoking. I hope that we will accept the amendments.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from carolina, Mr. Larock.
Dave LaRock
Could we separate amendment no. 4, the provision b, the new language?
Bill Howell
Speaker: without objection, amendment no. 4 will be separated and we'll vote on amendments one, two, and three, at the same time. The gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Will the gentleman from Prince William resume the floor from r for a question? I'd ask the gentleman, I assume yesterday he told us that the patron of the bill was -- accepted the amendments. Is that still the case with these new amendments?
[Unknown]
I respond to the gentleman to tell him that I have not personally spoken to the patron with respect to the amendment that would strike the language of "school activities". I would say to the gentleman, however, that if it's the pleasure of the body to pass the amended bill, and if the gentleman in the other body is unhappy with that, then he would put it in conference.
David Toscano
Thank you,.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the question is on adoption of the floor amendments offered by the gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter. We'll look at amendments one, two, three. All in favor of adopting those amendments, please say aye. Those opposed, no. House bill those in favor of aims one, two, and three, raise your right hand. Those opposed, same sign. >> Speaker: the amendments are rejected. Does the gentleman wish to do amendment four?
Scott Lingamfelter
I would say to the speaker that we probably should do amendment four.
Bill Howell
Speaker: okay. The gentleman from Fairfax speaking to the amendment.
Scott Lingamfelter
I had a couple elections like you have and the brochures come out and always say something outrageous and then there's a footnote and the footnote says, 2016 session amendment no. 15 to Senate bill 224, and let me tell you what it's going to say. Delegate x voted to have smoking lounges in our schools, because they're not going to tell you on the brochure the notwithstanding subsection a, so I 'm just telling y'all, a warning to you, that even though this amendment is probably a smart amendment in the big picture of things, this is not going to look good when it's taken out of context.
Bill Howell
Speaker: I think it's fair to say he wasn't talking to y'all about that. The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
I would say, speaking to the amendment, I would suggest to the gentleman from Fairfax that that is an ubiquitous condition in all legislation, so I would encourage you to vote if you believe this is good public policy and vote on that basis because at the end of the day, that is our charge.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the question is on adoption of floor amendment no. Four. As many as favor that motion, please say aye.
Scott Lingamfelter
Aye.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, let the record reflect I kept my promise.
[Unknown]
Speaker: and let the journal reflect they're coming after you. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the amendment is rejected. The question is on adoption, shall the bill pass? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 32, nos 67.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the bill fails.
[Unknown]
Clerk: continuing with today's calendar, Senate bill third reading regular, Page 6 of the printed version, Senate bill 669 has been taken by for the next up, Senate bill 39, a bill day. To amend and reenact three sections of the code of Virginia relating to unlawful transport of alcoholic beverages, penalties. Bills reported from the committee on general laws with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the substitute the agreed to. The gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 39 adds knowingly to the code for under-age transport and possession of alcoholic beverages for persons under the age of 21. I move the House pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the bill pass? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 92, nos four.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 126 hasn't taken by for the day. Page 7 of today's printed calendar, next up Senate bill 154, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to alcoholic beverage control, mixed beverage licenses, performing arts facilities. The bill is reported from the committee on general laws on the 18th and again on March 1st.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 154 creates a mixed beverage license for performing arts venues in Norfolk and Richmond that have over 1400 patrons. I move the House pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the bill pass? [ Bell ]
Barry Knight
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 90, nos seven.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 237, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the Virginia property owners association act, condemnation of common area, valuation. Bill is reported from the committee on general laws with amendment.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
I move the committee amendment, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the question is on adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from Hanover .
Chris Peace
Senate bill 237 as amended provides a mechanism for valuing portions of common areas under condemnation in property owners associations, often based on the covenant's use of those properties is restricted, there by devaluing the common areas. There should be a readily as her take a -- ascertainable way to value the property. I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the bill pass? [ Bell ]
[Unknown]
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 99, nos zero.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the bill has passed.
[Unknown]
Clerk: turning to Page 8 of the printed calendar, Senate bill 578, Senate bill 579, Senate bill 607, all have been taken by for the day. Continuing with Senate bills on third reading, Senate bill 695, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to alcoholic beverage control, wine and beer licenses for certain properties. Bill was reported from the committee on general laws with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the question is on adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the committee amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 695 provides that abc board May grant retail on premises wine and beer licenses to persons operating a concert on dinner theater venue on property formerly operated as natural bridge high school. Under the license, they're permitted to sell beer and wine only during events for on premises consumption and food must be prepared on the premises and served whenever the wine and beer is served. Mr. Speaker, I move the House pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the bill pass? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 92, nos six.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the bill has passed.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 734, a bill to amend and reenact various sickness of the code of Virginia relating to public charter schools, reported from the committee on education with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Greason.
Tag Greason
I move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the question is on adoption of the committee as many as favor that motion substitute. Will say aye; those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to.
Tag Greason
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, we spent a lot of time this year talking about charter schools. We've talked about how they can be approved. The gentleman from Albemarle did a great job carrying the constitutional amendment, unfortunately, it did not move forward. A lot of people here would like to see an expansion of charter schools in the commonwealth. This bill does not do that. I just want to be clear about what this billings. We spent about five weeks and we realized that the code talking about charter schools section that addresses charter schools is woe any out of date. This bill, while it does not expand the authority and how it is granted, it does do a pretty good job of cleaning up the application process, the local approval process, the contracts that will be put in place between charter schools, the review of the application process, and really does do, I think, a good job of modernizing this section of the code. It did report out of the education subcommittee unanimously, it had some opposition at the full committee but I think it's a really good work and I 'd appreciate that y'all consider it and if you have any questions, obviously we'll answer them. Mr. Speaker, I 'd like to yield to the gentleman from Prince William for a few comments on charter schools.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The gentleman from Loudoun has well described what this actually does. And I hope that you'll support the bill because I do think it will bring more clarity to local school boards as they look at both the application piece of the charter school law and the contract piece. It lays it out more clearly for them. And I think it will make it icier for local school divisions to make decisions one way or the other about a charter school application. I hope it will result in more charter schools. I'm not encouraged it will. I think there are still things we need to do. As it goes, I do think this bill is a good first step to getting our charter school bill in a more understandable posture, and I would encourage your support.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Watts.
[Unknown]
I'm going to ask that this go by for the day, if I May speak to my request.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Because of the extensive rewrite, possibly, and the fact that this is the first time that we have seen this version as a body, and the fact that public education really affects all of us in our districts, it's not like some of the bills that we handle that are very narrowly focused and we definitely appreciate the committee's work on the bill. If we could have a day to look at this language, I -- I know I personally would feel far more comfortable, so, again, I request that it go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Speaker: without objection, Senate bill 734 by for the day.
[Unknown]
Clerk: continuing with Senate bills on thirst reading regular, Senate bill 748, a bill to amend the code of Virginia religion to the economic development infrastructure act of 2016, voluntary program authorizing public utilities to acquire utility right-of-way for qualified economic development the bill was reported from the sites. Committee on commerce and labor with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, I would ask that we adopt the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no.
Terry Kilgore
Speaker: the substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill deals with getting utilities to our mega-sites and what the House subcommittee does is to make sure that the ultimately end user would be the one that would ultimately pay for getting those utilities to that site. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Prince William. Would the gentleman yield for a
[Unknown]
Speaker: the gentleman question. Yields.
[Unknown]
Would this bill in the circumstance in my district require amazon to pay for the transmission lines that are going to go across the countryside for six miles because they're outside of an industrial use zone?
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman that this does not have anything to do with that particular situation. This deals mostly, if you look at the bill, mostly with a program that would be set up where a vepd would actually designate a mega-site and would actually -- they would go through a lot of criteria to get to that mega-site designation, so I would say no, probably amazon, your site would not be designated as such.
[Unknown]
Further question?
[Unknown]
Speaker: will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
I do not see where this restricts such sites only to industrial used zones. So does this preclude zoning or does this override zoning authority for local governments?
[Unknown]
I would say it does not override because this would be an instance where a locate all - locality, be it at single county or two or three coming together to designate a mega-site -- and these mega-sites are huge, you're talking, five, six hundred acre sites that are available for big manufacturing businesses to go in, and I would say that it would not interfere and should not interfere with zoning of a particular low locality.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the bill pass? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 96, nos two.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the bill has passed.
[Unknown]
Clerk: turning to Page 10 of the printed calendar, Senate bill 758 has been taken by for the day. Returning to Page 2 of the printed calendar, Page 2, Senate bill 294, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to retaliatory actions by state officers and employees against persons providing testimony before a committee or subcommittee of the general assembly, reported from the committee on general laws, with an amendment, and Mr. Speaker, there are also floor amendments.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, could the clerk report the floor amendments.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the clerk will report the floor amendments.
Barry Knight
Clerk: two floor amendments offered by Delegate Knight. Amendment no. 1, on line 87, after b for that section, insert the following language. To be covered by the provisions of this section a person who provides testimony before a committee or subcommittee of the general assembly shall do so in good faith and upon a reasonable belief that the information is accurate. Testimony that is reckless or that the person knew or should have known was false, confidential, malicious or otherwise prohibited by law or policy shall not be deemed good faith testimony, and insert the letter c, the second amendment is then on line -- at the beginning of line 90, strike the c and insert the capital b.
[Unknown]
Speaker: I would ask the gentleman, are these in conflict, these two floor amendments?
[Unknown]
No.
[Unknown]
Speaker: why don't we adopt the committee amendment first.
[Unknown]
I'll move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
Speaker: as many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The committee amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from Virginia beach. Speaking to the floor amendments.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the floor amendment, this was brought to me by the patron, Senator DeSteph, by the governor's office, this amendment makes the bill more clear and picks unintended consequences. It is testimony before one of our committees in here that is going to offer protections to people that come and offer testimony, but it doesn't offer protection to someone that comes and produces mall issue us -- malicious or false testimony. That's what this amendment does and I 'll move the floor amendment.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Charlottesville .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the floor amendment.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
This is probably a very reasonable floor amendment, but there are a lot of words in here that got lawyers -- get lawyers upset, so I 'd ask if we could please just take it by for the day so we could take a look at the language, just make sure it's right? It's my request.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Fairfax. Without objection, Senate bill 294 goes by for the day.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Having voted on the prevailing side by which we defeated s.B. 224, I move that we reconsider that vote.
[Unknown]
Speaker: what Page ?
Alfonso Lopez
I apologize. Page 5.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the gentleman, having voted on the prevailing side by which we rejected Senate bill 224, we reconsider that vote. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. The question is, shall the bill pass? [ Bell ]
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Speaker: we just killed DeSteph 's bill. That will save time on man. Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Parliamentary inquiry? The gentleman who made the motion, was he on the prevailing side?
[Unknown]
Speaker: that he was.
Todd Gilbert
All right. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Charlottesville .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking briefly to the bill?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman has the floor.
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, the gentleman from Fairfax talked about mail that could be sent in campaigns and so I would encourage you to take a look at this because even though this might not be a perfect bill, it does create some prohibitions against the use of tobacco products on school buses or on school property, and I hope you'll support the bill. I hope you'll vote yes.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Fauquier .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill?
[Unknown]
Speaker: I beg your pardon?
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I would ask that we reject the bill simply because of the bill, since we did not adopt the amendments, still has the public, you know, facility issue that you have because if it's a school sponsored facility, it coulding at a park, it could be somewhere else, and some good old farmer walking by with a live of tobacco could be at fault with this bill. I urge you to reject the bill.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the bill pass? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 38, nos 60.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the bill fails to pass.
[Unknown]
Clerk: returning to Page 10 of today's printed calendar, the next category of bills, House bills with Senate amendments, House bills with Senate amendments, first, House bill 773 has been taken by until Monday. First up then, House bill 25, a bill to amend the code of Virginia related to tampering, et cetera, with firefighting equipment. Penalty. The bill passed the House February 2, passed the Senate with amendment on March 2.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from sale en, Mr. Has been eastbound.
[Unknown]
-- has been -- the question is on adoption of the Senate amendment -- I take it back. Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes two, nos 97.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate amendment is rejected.
[Unknown]
Clerk: turning to Page 11 of the printed calendar, House bill 168, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the passing stop school buses mailing of summons, passing the House February 16, passed the Senate with a substitute on March 2.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Larock.
Dave LaRock
Mr. Speaker, I would move that we reject the Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the Senate substitute be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Dave LaRock
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes zero, nos 99.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 227, a bill to amend the code of Virginia religion to hearsay exceptions relating the admissibility of statements by children.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
This bill is a bill that deals with crimes against children, and whether you're going to allow statements into evidence that were made by somebody else. The majority of states in the country have a bill similar. We passed this out overwhelming majority, but what we decided to do in the Senate was to list the actual offenses. So all this bill does, it doesn't change the theme of the bill. What we're doing here is just listing the offenses that this can amy to. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to adopt the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the Senate substitute be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 99, nos zero.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 373, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to confidentiality of information about victims of certain crimes. Bill passed the House February 9, passed the Senate with amendments on the second of March .
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Yancey.
David Yancey
I would ask the House reject the Senate amendments.
[Unknown]
Speaker: okay. Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? [ Bell ]
David Yancey
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes zero, nos 99.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the amendments are rejected.
[Unknown]
Clerk: turning to Page 12 of the printed calendar, continuing House bill, Senate amendment, House bill 588, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code relating to protective orders, contact, physical presence, passed the House February 16, passed the Senate with amendments on the second of March .
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Smith, Mr. Campbell.
Jeff Campbell
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, the amendment was actually interposed at my request at the Senate. The intention is to protect against the unintended consequence of disposition egg next door neighbors from their hose during the pendency of the emergency protective order. The amendment obviously would be friendly and I would urge the body to accept the same.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the Senate amendments be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Jeff Campbell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 99, nos zero.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 622, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to entering a vehicle, interference with rights of the bill passed the House owner, penalty. February 16, passed the Senate with an amendment substitute on March 2nd.
[Unknown]
We're still working on the language. I would ask you to reject the amendment and allow us to work on it in conference.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the Senate substitute be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes one, nos 97.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate amendments are rejected.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 645, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to orders for mental health evaluations and treatment of certain criminal defendants. The bill passed the House February 16, passed the Senate with amendment on March 2.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the body, Mr. Speaker, all the Senate amendment does is change the tense of a very sure. And I would ask you to accept the Senate amendments.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the Senate amend be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 99, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: continuing on Page 13 of the printed calendar, House bill 667, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the criminal injury compensation fund, claims. The bill passed the House February 9, passed the Senate with a substitute on the second of March .
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace. >> The Senate substitute is really technical and clarifying in nature so that one particular claimant May be able to access funds from the criminal injury compensation fund, related to a cold case and a subsequent prosecution thereof, I move we do want the Senate substitute.
Chris Peace
Speaker: shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
Chris Peace
Clerk: ayes 99, nos zero.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 924, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the disclosure of electronic communication, verification and admissibility of contents. Bill passed the House February 16, passed Senate with a substitute on March 2.
[Unknown]
Speaker: Mr. Mason.
[Unknown]
Members of the House, House bill 924 allowed a company that was responding to a search warrant providing e-mails or text messages to simply provide an affidavit that said that was the document provided. The Senate was concerned that it's -- the way we had worded it May make it easier for the contents to be admitted into evidence. The language changes it, making it clear that the affidavit speaks to the authenticity of the document only. So I ask that we accept the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 99, nos zero.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 1110, a bill to amend and reenact three sections of the code of Virginia religion to temporary detention, notice of recommendation, communication with magistrate. The bill passed the House February 16, passed the Senate with amendments on the second of March .
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman frommable March, Mr. Bell.
[Unknown]
This makes two cleanup grammatical corrections and the third would add designee of law enforcement to the definition of law enforcement with whom someone can be left when they're waiting for their tdo to be heard. I would ask the body to accept the Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the Senate amendments be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 97, nos zero.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: turning to Page 14 of today's printed calendar, House bills with Senate amendments, House bill 1160, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to the collection, storage and analysis of physical evidence recovery kits from victims of sexual assault offenses. Bill passed the House February 16, passed the Senate with amendment on the second of March .
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Albemarle .
[Unknown]
This bill -- office of chief medical examiner, the Senate added the word the. It reads office of the. We've decided to accept this amendment and hope you will do so.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 96, nos three.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 1213 has been taken by for the day.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill --
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Having voted on the prevailing side whereby the House accepted the word the, I would ask us to reconsider the vote so a member could correct his vote. House bill 1160 on Page 14.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Albemarle asks that having slowed on the prevailing side in which we accepted the amendment offered by the Senate on House bill 1160, we reconsider that vote. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 98, nos one.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 1359, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to the transit capital project revenue advisory board, reported from the House February 12, passed the Senate with a substitute on March 2.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
House bill 1359 as it left the House, asked for the transit capital project revenue advisory board to be established to examine issues related to the impacts of loss of revenue and to identify additional sources of revenue to recover the capital losses. The Senate substitute was put forward by Senator Carrico at my request to add no. 3 and no. 4 subject sections of 33.2, 1843, that would also establish a prioritization process not unlike what we have for roads in House bill two. This language tracks language we've already approved in our House budget as well. I move that we adopt the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
Speaker: shall the Senate substitute be agreed to? [ Bell ]
Chris Peace
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 83, nos 14.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the Senate substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: continuing with today's calendar, Page 15 of the printed version, resolution regular calendar, Senate joint resolution 88, directing the joint legislative audit and review commission to study specific early childhood development programs, prenatal to age five, in the commonwealth in order for the general assembly to determine the best strategy for future early childhood development investments. Reported from the committee on rules.
[Unknown]
Speaker: Mr. Landes.
[Unknown]
This Senate joint resolution 88 was explained earlier but basically what we would have jlarc do is study early childhood development programs and report back to us. I think hopefully most of the members questions have been answered. The reason it was passed by. I would move that the House pass the resolution.
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Speaker: shall the resolution be adopted? [ Bell ]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 95, nos four.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the resolution is adopted.
[Unknown]
Clerk: continuing with the calendar, memorial resolutions laid on the speaker's table. The memorial resolutions to be adopted en bloc are listed on pages 15 through 17.
[Unknown]
Speaker: does any member wish to remove a resolution from the block? Hearing non, all those in favor of adopting the memorial resolutions laid on the speaker's table listed on pages 15 through 17 will please rise.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the resolutions are agreed to.
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Clerk: continuing with the calendar, commending resolutions laid on the speaker's table, the commending resolutions to be adopted en bloc are listed on pages 18 through 27 with the exception of House joint resolution 256 which already has been adopted.
Bill Howell
Speaker: does any member wish to remove a resolution from the block? The gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would like to remove 382, hj382 on Page 21 and ask that that go by for the day.
[Unknown]
Speaker: all those know favor of adopting the commending resolutions laid on the speaker's table on pages 18 through 27 with the exception of House joint resolution 256 and 382, will say aye. Those opposed, no. Those resolutions are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: continuing with the calendar, House bill vetoed by the governor, 259, hasn't taken by for -- has been taken by. That completes today's calendar.
[Unknown]
Speaker: does the clerk have any announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Clerk: several announcements. I would remind the body that all requests, drafts, redrafts and corrections for joint, for joint commending memorial resolutions are due across the way to division of legislative services by 5:00 p.M. Today. Also, all requests to be removed as a copatron are due here to the front desk staff by 5:00 today. In addition, Mr. Speaker, I would remind the body, communicated with everyone via e-mail on Wednesday about the new gab design meetings, looking at building a new general assembly building, and you would be invited, next Monday, March 7, from 3:00 to 5:00 and come and look at the space, the drawing, the draft of what you all might like to see in such space. I know you get a lot of communications, but from 3:00 to 5:00, next week over in House room d will be an opportunity. The next day and the afternoon you'll have the opportunity as well. Looking at today's meetings, this afternoon and Monday morning, all meetings have been canceled. So nothing this afternoon. No legislative meetings today. And no legislative meetings on Monday save for House democratic caucus meeting at 9:30 in House room 2 downstairs in the capitol here, and House republican caucus will meet at 9:30 in House room 1. That completes the announcements I have at this time, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
I move when the House adjourn today, it adjourn to reconvene Monday, March 7 at 10:00 a.M.
Bill Howell
Speaker: as many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. The gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
I move the House do now adjourn.
[Unknown]
Speaker: the gentleman from Colonial Heights moves the House do now adjourn. As many as favor that motion will say aye; those opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned till 10:00 a.M. On Monday. Monday.