01/19/2017 House Proceedings

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Index

HB1505—00:00:31
HB1610—00:00:49
HB1688—00:00:34
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—00:07
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—02:31
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:18
Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)—05:50
Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)—00:39
Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)—00:00
Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)—02:05
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—04:36
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—00:11
Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)—01:42
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—06:17
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—00:52
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—00:35
Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)—01:56
Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)—00:17
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:14
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:00
Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico)—00:32
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:10
Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:31
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—00:14
Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:52
Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)—00:14
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—00:10
Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)—00:00
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:28
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:03
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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 Barbara Heck, Pastor, Bush Hill Presbyterian Church, Alexandria

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Journal for Wednesday, January 18, 2017, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 852, 856, 899, 906, 909, 910, 911, 941, 948, 968, 981, 1122, 1164, 1196

Committee report
From Courts of Justice: HB 2033 (referred)
From Health, Welfare and Institutions: HBs 1467 (referred), 1549 (referred), 1568 (referred), 1625, 1642A, 1675S, 1728A, 1775, 1777As, 1798, 1840, 1846A, 1942, 1946, 2072, 2153, 2207, 2301, 2317 (referred)

SJR 317 taken up and agreed to

Bills and resolutions presented, ordered printed, and referred pursuant to House Rule 37

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

CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1471 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1521 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1394A - Passed (Y-67 N-31)
HB 1538A - Passed (Y-98 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1451 - Engrossed
HB 1474 - Engrossed
HB 1505 - Engrossed
HB 1541 - Engrossed
HB 1610A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1688 - Engrossed
HB 1751 - Engrossed
HB 1767A - Passed by for the day
HB 1795 - Passed by for the day

HOUSE BILL READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1567A - Delegate Orrock floor amendment agreed to, Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1450S
HB 1472A
HB 1591
HB 1628A
HB 1629
HB 1671A
HB 1719
HB 1754
HB 1780
HB 1781
HB 2311A

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1392A
HB 1454
HB 1532A
HB 1578
HB 1596
HB 1760
HB 1766

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 1:09 p.m. to meet Friday, January 20, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

Transcript

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

Bill Howell
The House will come to order. Members please take your seats. Sergeant at arms.
Bill Howell
The House is now in session. All persons not entitled to privileges on the floor please retire to the gallery.
Bill Howell
Members will rise and be led in prayer by Reverend barbara peck and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance of the united states of america led by gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
In the spirit of gratitude for the invitation to be here, will you join with me in prayer? Holy God, creator of all, the universe declares your glory. Like a father insofar -- in sovereign love, you create every race of people to live in one community. You're like a mystery. Known in part in many different ways, but never totally by any one. You give us a conscience. Help the conscience of the delegates lead them to make decisions that bring justice. Especially when decisions are agonizing. You give us conviction. Not for any one to insist on their own way, but to have the confidence to cross over into another's experience in order make better decisions for all concerned in the midst of division. As you respect us, give these delegates respect for each other and those they serve. As you stitched clothes of animal skins for adam and eve and provided them the most basic of care, before leaving the garden of eden, so help our owe delegates ensure such basic care is provided for all citizens of this commonwealth. When the -- let the peacemakers work their miracles. When the complacent become too self righteous, let the prophets speak toward finding helpful solutions. Let intelligence inpeel the thickness of ignorance so knowledge prevails. Let courage triumph over cynicism and love overcome hate. God, you are no bully. You never were. You are not, now. And you don't need anyone here to be one, either. Keep our citizens and delegates from using religion to harbor hate. Instead, let concern and effective compromise be the hallmark this of House of delegates as we work together for the well being the virginians. As jesus christ guides my life and by his grace, all human kind is saved, so I pray. And let all God 's people say amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance to the united states of america ]. >> Members will answer roll call by indicating the presence on the electronic voting board. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
Kirk Cox
House will come to order. Purse unite to House through three, I 've examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates January 18th, 2017. Does the clerk have announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Not at this time, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon.
John O'Bannon
Morning, Mr. Speaker, brief
[Unknown]
Joining us are the folks of the alzheimer's association of Virginia. I think every person has been touched by this illness. I hope you'll work with them. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
John O'Bannon
Thank you. Introduction. Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Request permission to take the center aisle. If I can please be joined by my esteemed colleagues Delegate Landes, Delegate Bell, and Delegate Peace for this presentation. Clerk will report a resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution number 684 agreed to by the House January 11th, agreed to by the Senate January 12th commending robert c vaughn iii.
David Toscano
Gentleman from Charlottesville .
[Unknown]
Don't drop that. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, today is a very special day. It's Virginia foundation for the humanities day. And it's a great opportunity for us to acknowledge and celebrate the stint of robert vaughn as it's director. I don't know how much you know about the Virginia foundation for humanities. But we do know humanities is what makes helps make this country a great country. The humanities allows us to focus on our culture and cultural roots. We know how diverse this commonwealth is to northern Virginia. Robert vaughn has been working on this project throughout the commonwealth and throughout the country for a long time. He started back in 1974. And I believe, at that time, he only planned on spending five months on that project. Now, it's 43 years later and it's been quite a ride, shall we say. Today, joining us we have Mr. Vaughn, his daughter, hailey, and holden. His grandson. Come on up. We've got liza. Liza and jeff kuntz and lots of people from the foundation here to help celebrate. In his stint, he has made Virginia foundation probably the preeminent foundation for humanities around all of the states. There have been all kinds of initiatives. You've heard with good reason, and you've heard history boys on public radio. About history, and for those who haven't had an opportunity to come to Charlottesville, you need to come to one of the festivals that really made a difference. That is the Virginia festival of the book that happens every March in Charlottesville and gets bigger every year. So, you have had a great run. We appreciate all the work you have done. I would like you to come forward here to move the resolution and present it to you from the House of delegates. I move the resolution be adopted.
[Unknown]
Yes on adoption of resolution, as many favor that resolution will say aye. Opposed, no. Resolution is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you for all of your work for all of these many years. Thank you so much. Mr. Speaker, I think Delegate Peace served on the board and barbara fried, the chairman of the board is here, we should acknowledge her, too.
[Unknown]
Rob, I know on behalf of the House of delegates, the commonwealth, thank you for your many, many years of service and magnificent job you've done in you're going to be sorely Charlottesville. Missed. I hope we'll see you around from time to time. Thank you very much for your
[Unknown]
Thank you, sir. Service.
Bill Howell
Thank you. Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker we have volunteers from the american heart association. I see you have red bags they provided to help fruit with. We're here to share aha's life saving mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Heart disease is the leading cause of killer in the united states. Stroke is number three here in Virginia. I hope you'll give them a warm House welcome. And thank them for the food and help them with their mission today. Thank you very much.
Bill Howell
We're delighted for everything you do. Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Massy.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, yesterday, we heard from majority leader Cox about our House republican priorities for the 2017 general assembly majority leader talked about session. Jobs, education, health care. We heard how the House republican legislative agenda will give virginians opportunities and provide many paths to get ahead in life. Today, I want to be more specific about our plans for jobs, work force and economic House republican caucus is laser development. Focused on improving Virginia 's economy and there by, deriving job and wage growth. We nouth hard to keep taxes low and Mr. Speaker, over the past several weeks, the obama administration is on its way out. We have heard happy talk from our democratic friends in Washington and in Richmond. If this is economic happy talk were true I 'd submit donald trump would not be our president-elect. And republicans would not be in control of both houses of congress. So, Mr. Speaker, I 'd like to set the records straight with respect to the performance of our nations and Virginia economies over the past few years. With respect to the nation, Mr. Speaker, 2016 was the 11th year in a row that the u.S. Economy did not grow at a rate of 3% or better. To put that in historical perspective, the previous stretch of sub-3% growth was for four years only. Doing the great depression from 1933 through 1930-1933. Mr. Speaker with respect to our state's economy, Virginia has historically been recognized one of the nation's best states for economic growth, job creation and business. Mr. Speaker, right now, Virginia 's economy and unfortunately, many virginians are struggling. Badly. And facing enormous challenges. Here are the facts, Mr. Speaker, in 2015, Virginia 's economy grew at only 2% and less than 1% each year, Virginia has fallen to 12th place from first place on the list of top states for business. Virginia's economy is growing slower than slow growth national economy. Historically, we grew faster, Virginia 's labor force participation rate hit a 10-year low in 2016. In December, 2016 there are 16,000 less virginians working than in December, 2015. Mr. Speaker, this poor track record is a self inflicted poor public policy wound. We can, and should be growing much faster. When governor mccullough took office, we hope you'll feel economic results promised but the facts are becoming clear his approach is not working. The governor made a lot of headlines. But not a lot of jobs and not a lot of economic growth. It is not an economic development strategy. Mr. Speaker, we need a more comprehensive and productive economic growth strategy. We need to keep taxes low. Reduce regulatory burdens on small businesses, encourage entrepreneurs and strengthen our work force to attract developers. This includes a balanced budget with no tax or fee increases and Delegate Jones will be talking about that we have a set of common sense jobs bill. And it was and millions in wasted taxpayer dollars. The House republican caucus will lead by proposing. One, dissolving, reconstituting, reducing and professionalizing the vedp board. Two, we're requiring an immediate new comprehensive five-year planning process and in coordination with the board to review all of the operational recommendations contained in the report and report back before 2017. And who is responsible for financial and programmatic integrity. We'll deyeah the implementation of the Virginia national trade corporation until July 1, 2018. We've got a broad package of regulatory reform bills. Delegate webbert has two bills at the heart of the policy agenda first, ensuring all licensing requirements are restrictive and that requirements are truly necessary to promote public health and safety, not a barrier to injury. The other is red tape, red tape reduction action. This legislation would cut red tape across all state agencies to establish, unleash potential of Virginia 's entrepreneurs. Delegate ranson has a bill that will provide for legislative boards that are exempted from the legislative businesses act. Delegate nancy has a licensing fee for people making less than $25,000 year and Delegate lingmafelter has a bill to insure 100% of regulations are reviewed over 10 year period. Lastly, our package will include common sense job creating bills to help businesses create jobs. Delegate O'Quinn reintroduced legislative administration. Delegate chris Head 's bill on protecting franchisees from unions will protect small businesses from being forced to unionize their employees and Mr. Speaker we're going to have an opportunity to vote on that bill, today. Delegate Davis has legislation to prevent private contractors from being forced to pay above market wages. Mr. Speaker we know our southwest Virginia is really hurting. This is why Delegate Kilgore reintroduced his coal tax credits a bipartisan solution to ensuring jobs in the southwest and in the port in Hampton roads. Delegate Byron has legislation to provide oversight of the commonwealth opportunity fund requiring 48 hours' notice to the legislature before money aawarded to anyone to move jobs within the state of Virginia. In closing the slow growth economy experienced has caused great hardship for many virginians. As much, the House republican caucus is lace yir focused owe on keeping taxes low, creating jobs, restraining and reducing regulation, expanding work force development and improving our economic development. When we do this, we'll be able to lift people out of poverty and give them multiple opportunities to succeed. Mr. Speaker, I hope that when these bills make their way through our legislative process, colleagues on the other side of the aisle will join us in creating a better economic future for all virginians. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Bagby.
Lamont Bagby
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Lamont Bagby
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[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, miss McQuinn .
Delores McQuinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would ask the clerk to call out of order Senate joint resolution 317.
Delores McQuinn
Clerk will record a
[Unknown]
Senate joint resolution 317 resolution. Celebrating the life of clarence l towns junior.
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the resolution. Those in favor of the resolution will please rise. Resolution is agreed to. Gentleman from Prince William, m Anderson .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of two introductions.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and
[Unknown]
Gentleman May proceed. Gentlemen of the House we have today had Virginia national guard located on capitol square for the purposes of demonstrating their capabilities. We're honored to have three representatives one each from the three components that comprise Virginia national guard. We have specialist parim, master sergeant gorman, and Virginia defense force, staff sergeant Miller. I ask you to give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Members of the guard with us today, thank you for your service not only to Virginia but to our country. Thank you very much.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from --
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would also remind members of the body major general timothy Williams will host a reception tonight in the library of Virginia along with Virginia national guard officer and now, a second introduction, Mr. Speaker. I have just introduced to you the men who have worn the cloth of the country and continue to wear it, today. I would also like to introduce you to a unique group of individuals who have worn the cloth of the country in the past. And are honoring us by their presence in our gallery. That is the men and women of the Virginia department of the veterans of foreign wars. The organization just to give you background traces roots back to 1898 when a group of veterans from a spanish american war banded together on veterans causes and later became the early 20th century. Today, there are 2 million members across 50 states and oversees. The department of Virginia consists of 120,000 members so a sizeable group organized in 135 posts. They've been very instrumental in establishing the veteran's administration, creating the gi bill, creating national sigs tim of national cemeteries and helping to create the national memorials for vietnam, korea, world war ii, and in Washington, d.C., women in military service to america memorial. We're honor to have had a group of vfw, department of Virginia members led by the department commander, Mr. Tom gimball and sheema peppers. I ask you to give a warm House welcome to our visitors.
[Unknown]
We're honored and thank you for all you've done and continued to do. Thank you for your service.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As my friend, gentleman from Henrico eluded to, today marks the last day of president obama's extraordinary tenure as command in chief. His principles and temperament have been well suited to the presidency and he's made us incredibly proud. When barack obama was sworn in, america faced a perilous time. Some communities nearly one in five americans were out of work. 180,000 american troops were serving in harm's way and osama bin laden was still free. U.S. Financial structure was in free fall. President obama expanded believe in investment firms and bailout of the american auto industry. Eight years later in an economy shrinking at 8%, at more than 8%, is now growing at more than 3%. Businesses losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month have unleashed longest streak of private sector job creation on record. And ruling a manufacturing sector that added new jobs to the first time since the 1990s. Wages have grown faster than any time in the past 40. The economy added 15.5 million new jobs. The unemployment rate, hitting a peak of 10% dropped to 4.6%. Before obama administration, americans using more energy every year. And more of that is clean. Solar energy installations up nearly 2000% and carbon emissions have dropped as the economy is growing. And singlehandedly reduced u.S. Energy use by 1%. The obama administration's crack down on for profit investor mills, credit card companies can no longer impose hidden fees. Today, another 20 million american adults know the financial security and Peace of mind that comes with health insurance. Another 3 million children gained health insurance. Every american with insurance is covered by the strongest set of insurers and can no longer deny coverage for preexisting conditions. .
[Unknown]
I school graduation rate is 83%, highest on record. More young people graduate from college. Apreptisships have grown. More schools are connected to broad band internet and the student loan program has been overhauled and reformed. The poverty rate fell at the fastest in almost 50 years, meet median household income grew. President obama did this while cutting the deficit to grow the middle class. Over the past eight years, no foreign terrorist organization planned and executed an attack on our homeland. And terrorists like osama bin laden have been eliminated. We've drawn down 180,000 troops to just 15,000. With coalition of 70 nations we're breaking the back of isle. Through diplomacy, the president shut down iran's nuclear weapons program, opened up a new chapter with the people of cuba and brought nearly 200 nations together around the paris climate agreement. Almost every nation on earth sees america stronger today than eight years ago. President obama worked to make the changing face of america more fair and more just. Including significant strides towards criminal justice reform, repealing don't ask, don't tell, and advancing the cause of civil rights. He appointed two extraordinary women to the u.S. Supreme court, marking the first time in history three women sit on the bench. And today, in america, marriage equality is a reality across all 50 states. This is just a short list of where we stand after eight years of progress. The u.S. Is stronger and more prosperous than when president obama was inaugurated. He brought stability to housing market, to the auto industry and banks. That is what he's handing over. An economy is in far better form than it was when he took over. And he made the white House a place that belongs to everybody. A new generation sets it sights higher because he has president obama as a role model. For that, he deserves all of our thanks. He said you have to believe not in liability to bring about change but in yours. Hold fast to that faith that idea whispered by slaves, that spirit sung by immigrants and those marching for justice. That creed reaffirmed to the surface of the moon. A creed at the core of every american whose story is not yet written. Yes, we can. Thank you, okay.
Alfonso Lopez
Gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt.
Tony Wilt
Mr. Speaker, I rise for purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Tony Wilt
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, today the gallery we have with us members of the harris onberg Rockingham chamber of commerce leadership program. I'd ask if they stand. They're here to experience a bit of our legislative process and tour our capitol. I ask you join the gentleman from Augusta, Albemarle and Shenandoah along with myself in giving them a warm House welcome. Delighted to have the visitors. Hope you enjoy your time at the capitol.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Plum.
Ken Plum
Ms, I rise for a purpose of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, you know you start seeing legislation that looks familiar. You decided to do it again so you recycle the code. That is the way it is with rhetoric on the floor. Some we look back and realize had a slightly different outcome. I want to speak for a couple minutes about Virginia economic development partnership. It's a case study from which we can all learn and we need to get this lesson in order. I can remember a dozen or so years ago, the speeches were about how the administration wasn't doing it's job. We had to turn it over to private sector and have these partnerships that was their way to get successful government operating. And so, grow out of that is as we look at this recent study, we come to realize what a terrible idea that was. How, what a failure it was. And how it is when we look at it. We've got to learn from that and not make that mistake again. What we did and we turned over to a group of individuals with no accountability. You May be interested in knowing the economic development partnership is made up of people, and I think, Mr. Speaker six are appointed by the speaker of the House as I recall. Some reported by the Senate rules economy. It's a board made up of legislative appointees. No accountability. No transparency. Operating outside of the executive branch. We took the lid off, and took a look, we realized this has no accountability. We have got to get a handle on this. So I 'm delighted to hear today that we have learned a lesson from that. You May not like how the public sector carries out some business, but we try to change that, put accountability into it to make sure the people are getting what we're promised of them. So I buy into the idea that you reform the economic development partnership. It's way past time that that be let's place responsibility to done. Make sure the job gets done. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
I rise for point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Fwlooed. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, the gentleman from Colonial Heights spelled out the policy procedure and gentleman from Henrico spoke about how we're going to provide more jobs for citizens. Today, what I want to talk about is our health care policies. How we're going to improve our system for citizens. Health care is going to be an issue that is going to get a lot of attention this session. It will will be something that we will hear a lot about in Washington. And so we want to do this year is build on success we had from last year's session and do more. First, we're going to reintroduce an idea that we had last year part of the package that deals with direct primary care agreements. That is House bill 2053. We've tried to address concerns addressed by many last year, including the governor. We're also going to be looking at medicaid reforms. Let me just review. Many of us still believe and I think it's been proved out based on what occurred, with what we have learned. We learned Virginia will need to spend $300 million this next we show our medicaid program bienium. Over 10 years has grown nearly 9% and common wnl only grown 2.3%. Medicaid reform is something we've talked about and started a number of years ago. We're going to follow up on that this session because of the jay lark report that many of my we've investigated our medicaid need. Program time and time again. There wasn't anything new we can find. Surprisingly, we found through the report that there are 35 colleagues told me we didn't recommendations. The report showed we do have a broken system. We need to fix it. It reveals medicaid is leaving on the table $43 million that is just unacceptable. How are we going to work to improve the program. Based on recommendations we'll be looking and working, looking to those and working with the staff. There are four main sections of reform they want to address. First is improving Virginia 's capitol and managed care profits. We're one of the few states that does not do that. We want to improve rate-setting process to ensure rates are not higher than necessary. We want to look to incentivize our managed care organizations to serve more recipients at lower cost and community settings and last, we want to improve the reliability and eligibility screenings for long term services and supports. And we're going to look at the health care system. The number of people depended on food stamps increased by 150% over the last 15 years. For every two new jobs since 2001, 3 people have been added to our food stamp program. What are the solutions to look at related to this? We have a number of bills that will have been introduced and you'll see. House bill 2305 will tighten up Virginia 's statewide work requirement. 2092 will cross check. We want to make sure if you win the lottery and you're on the program and no longer eligible, that you don't get the lottery and your food stamp benefits, too. That is common sense. And we want to look at House bill 2213 lowering the time limit. I know there has been discussion about this. When that was set up, it was a temporary set up. Not to be permanent for individuals. We have House bill 2207 Delegate Robinson is carrying that will make sure that we're going to do an audit. That is allowed by federal law. And we have House bill 220 l that will put on the cord cards for the fis time a photograph of the Head of household. And last, this bill has not been introduced yet but legislation will codify our snap eligibility requirements. We need to codify those that will allow an opportunity in the future to discuss, debate, and change those requirements. I know you and others have talked about the growing crisis that we have in the common wealth regarding opoid and heroin addiction. Both sides of the aisle have shown and expressed great concern over this. We'll be advancing to prevent addiction and provide the resources necessary to intervene for those addicted currently. The proposals include House bill use of opoids for doctors. And addiction risks that will be part of that curriculum. 2161 that will include the safe 2163 and 2167 directing the board of medicine to look at emergency regulations related to dosing limits for opoids and we also have House bill 1845 that Delegate Cox will carry that will establish a pilot program for owe jails to use for the use of addiction recovery program and it would be similar to a program in Chesterfield County I want to say we're going to be focused on common sense health care reforms and hope any, together we can do that to provide a goal not only to this legislature, but for our citizens to solve the problems regarding health care in the common wealth. We want to make sure that they have a strong quality health care system and that we want to provide legislation that will move that agenda forward. I hope, Mr. Speaker, that both sides of the aisle can work together on all this legislation and keep in mind the best thing we can do is provide for a strong and safe health care system. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Steve Landes
Gentleman from Fauquier, Mr. Webbert.
[Unknown]
I would like to welcome Virginia wine council, to quote our secretary of agriculture, Dr. Basil gooden, Virginia wine industry continues to be one of the fastest growing segments of Virginia 's diverse agricultural industry. The number of wineries has grown from 193 in 2010 to 261. We grow grapes on 3300 acres. 556,700 cases of Virginia wine were sold in 2016. Increasing 6% over last fiscal year. Virginia wine generates a $1.37 billion economic impact to Virginia. Supporting employment of over 8200 folks. Virginia's wine industry generates $188 million in wine expenditure and 2.2 million tourists visited Virginia wineries. We welcome today representatives from the winery and vineyards throughout the common wealth. I ask those present with us to stand be recognized with a warm welcome from the Virginia House of delegates.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have the visitors with us today, thank you for growth and help in Virginia .
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Sickles.
Mark Sickles
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Mark Sickles
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I 'm honored to introduce pastor heck, a pastor of bush hill presbyterian church in the heart of franconia for two and a half years. She is a wisconsin native, packer fan. Went to the university of wisconsin and got her degree in chicago. She came from heightsdale, new jersey, she was pastor there and also served as campus minister at rutgers and cornell. Her husband is a high-ranking civil servant in the state department. Serving our nation, so I hope the House will give her a warm welcome. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a pint of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I think my colleague for his comments on the policy advancements we have had for eight years and I would like to add my experience and how it has been for me. There are few moments in my life I will remember. The moment announced barack obama would serve as president of the united states will remain a point of inspiration for me. And I remember talking with my grandmother and hearing all she'd been through in her 90 years. She'd dealt with the brutal jim crow south and then, I saw tears running down her face as she realized the gravity of the moment that her new president was an african american. She couldn't believe it happened in her lifetime. I think most of us couldn't believe it. It was a signal progress is being made and dreams being realized. Now, further into her 90s, she has seen even more progress made and has seen Mr. Obama serve with dignity and grace in the face of actions resem nling those of her past. She's seen our working to make sure we're treated equally and fairly. It is lear we are not yet where we need to be. But we have been awakened for a fight for justice and remain steadfast for a struggle for freedom across the country. Mr. Obama will never know how deeply he touched and inspired my generation. We went from yes, we can to yes, we did. And must promise not to let our action end with his presidency. This is not the end. He's reenergized us to new beginnings and we're steadfast in affirmation of yes, we will. And we promise to continue hope, inclusion, justice, equality, and love. It is my hope that in the coming years the remainder of my 30s and into my 40s don't resemble my grand mother's experiences of her 30s and 40s and it is my
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, Page six, House bill 1767, then, requested to be taken bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Mr. Speaker, I move that bill go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, bye for the day. Are there further motions and resolutions under rule 39? If not the clerk will call the calendar.
Todd Gilbert
Calendar for House of delegates for Thursday, January 19th, 017. House bills on third reading uncontested calendar.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills pass? Clerk will close the role.
[Unknown]
Aye99, no 0. The bills are passed.
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Continuing, House bills on third reading regular calendar, House bill 1394 related to the franchisee and employees.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 67. No, 31.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1538, relating to higher education.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 98, no, 0.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, Page three, next category, House bills on second reading uncontested calendar. Not quite 10 bills in the block. House bill 1451 a bill to direct department of social services to gather feed back from children aging out of foster care reporting from committee on health, welfare and institutions.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Farrell.
Peter Farrell
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1451 calls for the commission on youth to coordinate a workable survey to get feed back from those aging out of foster care, this came about, listening to a panel of folk who's had been through the foster care system. The question is we're surprised by things we're saying and we're asked is there a way we're getting feed back about how the system is working? They said no. We would have loved to have had input. So we they it's a good idea to see if there is a mechanism to allow folks aging out to give us feed back on the experiences they have. We think it can be helpful in a lot of policy areas.
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House bill 1474 to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to dental hygiene, remote supervision.
Peter Farrell
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, 1474 allows for remote dental high care and diagnosis of more serious issues in earlier stages. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block, Page four, a bill related to -hygienists and better dental perpetual bill trust funds.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from lynchberg, Mr. Garecht.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this deals with cemetery perpetual care fund trusts. With income from the fund used for maintenance needs. Under current statute, unlike many trusts, only the realized income can be distributed. Our House bill allows the distribution to be based on the fair market value the chose of the preceding year. This method is permissive. The bill includes safeguards to protect the public. I move House bill 1505 be engrossed and moved to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 1541 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the board of nursing, powers and dutys.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Chesterfield .
[Unknown]
Husband bill 14, 1541 is a bill that adds two words and two words or training that authorizes the board to deny or withdraw approval from educational or training programs for failure to meet the prescribed standards and only applies to language association I ask the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 1610 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to drug control acts. Reporting to committee on health, welfare and institution with medication aids. Was amendments.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, this bill is a continuation of work the general assembly has been about since 2011 to try to keep these bio organic chemicals off the streets. As you'll recall, we pass legislation that allowed the department of forensic science in conjunction with the florida pharmacy to expedite the scheduling of these chemicals once they determined to be of highly used potential, highly addictive potential and no medicinal value, the board of pharmacy is allowed to schedule them. Since our adjoining we have had 28 drugs added to that list. This bill codifies those agents do need to be on schedule one and allows law enforcement folks to protect our children. Mr. Speaker, I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
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Continuing with the block. Seven new opiates. House bill 1688, Page five, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to the practice of chiropractors.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1688 restore the ability of chiropractors to replace physical demands of driver's licenses. Federal regulations required state laws to specifically say whether a profession can provide these exams.
[Unknown]
House bill 1751 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to the Virginia foundation for healthy youth. Purpose.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon. Thus, a need for the bill.
John O'Bannon
Your current Virginia foundation for healthy use has youth tobacco prevention, and this broadens it to include prevention of openits.
[Unknown]
Last bill in the block, House bill 1795 a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia relating to adoption and foster care macement, home study.
John O'Bannon
Gentleman from stanton, Mr. Bell.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, could this bill go bye?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1795, bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Shall bills be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The bills are engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, House bill on second reading regular calendar. One bill. House bill, 1567. A bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia relating to medicaid advanced directives and Mr. Speaker, there is a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Clerk will report a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Floor amendment offered by strike the words public assistance and insert the word medicaid.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Caroline .
[Unknown]
This amendment just clarifies we're having this information provided when they're going for Delegate Orrock. A medicaid application and not for any and all social service hope it be the pleasure of the applications. Bodo to adopt the amendment.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the floor amendment. Those in favor say aye. Opposed. No. Amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen are the House this measure the time an individual goes in, they'll be provided with information to tell them how they May execute an advanced directive to make end of life decisions on their own behalf. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes the calendar for today.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Committee on commerce and labor will meet across the way in husband room d. Following the adjournment, commerce and labor subcommittee one will meet. Again, House room d. Across the Hall, House room c, half hour after adjournment, general laws will meet half hour after azurnment in House room c. Then, immediately upon adjournment full committee, subcommittee four will meet in House room c. Then, following adjournment of subcommittee number four, general laws subcommittee two will meet. Again, in House room c. That is a slight change in time. This afternoon, Chesapeake subcommittee meets at 4:00. And also, at 4:00 this afternoon, appropriations compensation and retirement subcommittee will meet at 4:00. Militia, police, public safety, subcommittee number one will meet in the 8th floor west conference room at 4:00 in the gab. Privileges and elections campaign subcommittee will meet at 4:00. They'll be in the fifth floor west conference room. And the committee on rules will meet in the sixth floor speaker's conference room today. House rules 4:00, 6th floor, speaker's conference room and also, transportation subcommittee number four. Will be meeting at 4:00 in the fourth floor west conference room. Last activity this afternoon is Virginia legislative Black caucus, meeting in the sixth floor set up leadership room at 5:00 this afternoon. Looking ahead to tomorrow, Friday, January 20th, first meeting at 7:00 a.M. 7:30 finance subthree. Then at 8:00, counties, committees and towns will meet. Also, at 8:00 change in time. Militia, police, sublick safety meeting at 8:00 in House room c. Then, at 9:30 privileges and elections will be meeting at 9:30, and finally, democratic caucus at 10:15 down stairs in House room two. And the republican caucus at 10:30 tomorrow morning. In House room one. That completes announcements I have at this time.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move the House adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 11:00 a.M.
Bill Howell
As many favor that motion will say aye. Opposed, no. Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now adjourn.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Colonial Heights moves the House do now adjourn. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until 11:00 a.M., tomorrow. 11:00 a.M., tomorrow.