01/20/2017 House Proceedings

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Index

HB1767—00:00:25
HB1795—00:02:30
Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)—00:00
Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)—01:55
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—06:40
Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)—00:20
Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)—00:20
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:00
Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:40
Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)—00:40
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—00:35
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:40
Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)—00:00
Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth)—00:10
Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)—01:45
Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)—00:35
Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)—00:40
Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)—00:00
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:30
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—00:05
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—02:40
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—00:00
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—00:20
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:25
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:10
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Minutes

Called to order at 11:00 a.m. by William J. Howell, Speaker

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by The Reverend Travis E. Witt, Pastor, Gilboa Christian Church, Mineral

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: Delegates Austin, Davis, Dudenhefer, Head, Hugo, Morefield, and Pillion

Journal for Thursday, January 19, 2017, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 796, 817, 867, 870, 874, 903, 913, 935, 1068
Senate joint resolutions agreed to: SJRs 239, 249, 283, 286, 287, 288, 293, 294, 301, 302, 303, 304, 306, 313, 314, 316
House joint resolutions agreed to: HJRs 539, 550, 553, 554, 557, 560, 561, 563, 564, 565, 566, 567, 574, 582, 583, 584, 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 596, 598, 599, 600, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 608, 613, 620, 621, 623, 624, 625, 632, 643, 644, 645, 647, 653, 654, 655, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 687, 713, 714, 715, 716, 723

Committee reports
From Commerce and Labor: HBs 1423, 2111, 2291A, 2375 (referred)
From General Laws: HBs 1554A, 1623A, 1744, 1801As, 1842, 2006, 2034, 2078A, 2105 (referred), 2185As
From Rules: HB 1927; HJs 548, 573, 610, 612, 640S, 649, 656, 744, 745, 750, 762, 765, 766, 767; HRs 297, 302

HJR 662 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 1451 - Passed Block Vote (Y-92 N-0)
HB 1474 - Passed Block Vote (Y-92 N-0)
HB 1505 - Passed Block Vote (Y-92 N-0)
HB 1541 - Passed Block Vote (Y-92 N-0)
HB 1610A - Passed Block Vote (Y-92 N-0)
HB 1688 - Passed Block Vote (Y-92 N-0)
HB 1751 - Passed Block Vote (Y-92 N-0)

HOUSE BILL READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1567A - Passed (Y-92 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1767A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1795 - Engrossed
HB 1450S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1472A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1591 - Engrossed
HB 1628A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1629 - Engrossed
HB 1671A - Passed by for the day
HB 1719 - Engrossed
HB 1754 - Passed by for the day
HB 1780 - Engrossed
HB 1781 - Engrossed
HB 2311A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1392A - Passed by for the day
HB 1454 - Passed by for the day
HB 1532A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1578 - Passed by for the day
HB 1596 - Engrossed
HB 1760 - Engrossed
HB 1766 - Engrossed

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE
HJR 601 - Passed by for the day
SJR 219 - Agreed to
SJR 235 - Agreed to
SJR 236 - Agreed to
SJR 237 - Agreed to
SJR 238 - Agreed to
HJR 718 - Agreed to
HJR 724 - Agreed to
HJR 731 - Agreed to
HJR 739 - Agreed to
HJR 740 - Agreed to
HJR 741 - Agreed to
HJR 746 - Agreed to
HJR 748 - Passed by for the day
HJR 774 - Agreed to
HJR 775 - Agreed to
HJR 776 - Agreed to
HJR 777 - Agreed to
HJR 785 - Agreed to
HR 291 - Agreed to
HR 292 - Agreed to
HR 304 - Agreed to
HR 306 - Agreed to

COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE
HJR 558 - Passed by for the day
HJR 559 - Passed by for the day
HJR 626 - Agreed to
HJR 663 - Agreed to
HJR 664 - Agreed to
HJR 665 - Agreed to
HJR 666 - Agreed to
HJR 681 - Agreed to
HJR 683 - Agreed to
HR 269 - Agreed to
SJR 218 - Agreed to
SJR 228 - Agreed to
SJR 244 - Agreed to
SJR 245 - Agreed to
SJR 252 - Agreed to
SJR 256 - Agreed to
SJR 258 - Agreed to
SJR 259 - Agreed to
SJR 261 - Agreed to
SJR 262 - Agreed to
SJR 264 - Agreed to
SJR 265 - Agreed to
SJR 267 - Agreed to
SJR 271 - Agreed to
SJR 273 - Agreed to
SJR 275 - Agreed to
SJR 276 - Agreed to
SJR 277 - Agreed to
HJR 721 - Agreed to
HJR 722 - Agreed to
HJR 725 - Agreed to
HJR 726 - Agreed to
HJR 729 - Agreed to
HJR 730 - Agreed to
HJR 732 - Agreed to
HJR 733 - Agreed to
HJR 734 - Agreed to
HJR 735 - Agreed to
HJR 736 - Agreed to
HJR 737 - Agreed to
HJR 738 - Agreed to
HJR 742 - Agreed to
HJR 743 - Agreed to
HJR 747 - Agreed to
HJR 751 - Agreed to
HJR 752 - Agreed to
HJR 753 - Agreed to
HJR 754 - Agreed to
HJR 755 - Agreed to
HJR 756 - Agreed to
HJR 757 - Agreed to
HJR 758 - Agreed to
HJR 759 - Agreed to
HJR 760 - Agreed to
HJR 761 - Agreed to
HJR 768 - Agreed to
HJR 769 - Agreed to
HJR 770 - Agreed to
HJR 771 - Agreed to
HJR 772 - Agreed to
HJR 773 - Agreed to
HJR 778 - Agreed to
HR 288 - Agreed to
HR 289 - Agreed to
HR 290 - Agreed to
HR 293 - Agreed to
HR 294 - Agreed to
HR 295 - Agreed to
HR 296 - Agreed to
HR 298 - Agreed to
HR 299 - Passed by for the day
HR 300 - Agreed to
HR 301 - Agreed to
HR 305 - Agreed to

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1625
HB 1640
HB 1642A
HB 1675S
HB 1705A
HB 1728A
HB 1732A
HB 1775
HB 1777A
HB 1798
HB 1840
HB 1846A
HB 1888
HB 1942
HB 1946
HB 2023
HB 2072
HB 2153
HB 2301

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1440
HB 1559S
HB 2207

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 11:46 a.m. to meet Monday, January 23, 2017, at 12 m.

Transcript

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

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Robert
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 of the floor, please retire to the gallery.
Bill Howell
The members will rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend travis e. E. Witt, gilboa christian church mineral.
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Let us pray together. On this day, January 20, 2017, a.D. In the year of our lord, let us together recognize the awesome responsibility of serving Virginia 's citizens as members of the House of delegates, as pages and support staff, legislative assistants and as citizens and visitors of the commonwealth of Virginia in the gallery. Many of georgia's greatest men have walked these hallowed halls. Design providence, his creation and the citizens of Virginia. May each Delegate be thankful for the wisdom of george Washington who asked for God 's pleasing to be upon the leaders of the state when he declared "God would have you in the state over which you preside in his holy protection that he would incline the hearts of the citizens to went tape a brotherly affection -- entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and be pleased to dispose upon us all to do justice and to love mercy which were the characteristics of the divine arthur. And without humble imitation of these examples and these things we would never hope to be a happy nation. God in he heaven May each remember the words of thomas jefferson. God who gave us life gave us liberty and taste liberties are a gift of -- and these liberties are a gift of God. I tremble for May country when I reflect that God is just. Would you rae mind all of us in this chamber who are servants of the citizens of the commonwealth of Virginia that challenge from Patrick Henry will leaders will prove a blessing or a curse will depend on the use which our people make of the blessings which our gracious God has bestowed upon us. If leaders are Wise the people will be happy and great. If leaders are of contrary character the people will be miserable. Righteousness alone can exhalt them as a nation. In the name of man kind, jesus christ. 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. [no audio]
[Unknown]
The members will answer the roll call by indicating presence on the electronic voting board.
[Unknown]
The clerk will close the role. Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
[Unknown]
I examined and approved the journal for January 9, 2017. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 are now in order. Does the clerk have any announcements or communications.
[Unknown]
No communications. Remind the body today is the last day to introduce legislation with the exception of commending and memorial joint resolutions. All needs to be filed or submitted hard copy here to the clerk's desk no later than 3:00 today. That is all the announcements I have.
[Unknown]
The gentle woman from Fairfax, Ms. Boysko.
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
You have the floor.
[Unknown]
I would like to introduce bringing resources to aid women's shelters to the gallery. If you would please stand. The majority of individuals in a homeless shelter at any given time are women and their they are typically victims of children. Domestic violence and fleaing fleeingfrom an abusive home. Many other women in shelters are single mothers who lost jobs due to unforeseen circumstances and need help to get back on their feet. Regardless of the situation that led these women to their homelessness they need support physically and emotionally to fran six to a better life for themselves. The silvia sisters mission is to support the women and children by providing new bras and underwear and feminine hygiene supplies to these people injure these are some of the most critical items requested. I would invite the body to give them a warm welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
The gentle woman Ms. Carr.
[Unknown]
I rise for a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Barbara great has been working with and advocating for children and families of Richmond 's oak grieve community for more than a decade. Since retirement from the Chesapeake corporation he has dedicated his time to providing learning and enriching opportunities for children in most need of them. He has created a home in rich Richmond 's south side adopting the yum people there as his -- young people there as his own. Teaching children to read and encouragingout door activities such as biking to school. His passionate and creative leadership and mentoring helped bring new life to the community. He matched the neglected grounds and landscape of a newly built school building with the need for skilled job training for Hall students and organized students to learn grounds maintenance and landscaping. Now, those students provide the grounds maintenance for six area schools as well as for a national corporation. Which is newly located in town. Since I first met this gentleman over 15 years ago, when we were each involved in our respective faith communities partnering with elementary schools in the area, bob Wright has been an inspiring presence for myself and those moved in the initiative and many others in the community. Today he is with us in the gallery joined by his wife vikki if I would ask them to stand and friends. Now, please. I would ask him to stand so that we can recognize him as a remarkable example of a dedicated individual making a difference in the lives of the citizens of our commonwealth. [applause]
[Unknown]
Today we thank you for all that you have done for our community.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move that House joint resolution 662 on Page 15 be pulled up out of order for consideration.
[Unknown]
Clerk will report the resolution.
[Unknown]
662, commending robert a.Argebright 2 rome.
[Unknown]
Those in favor aye those opposed, no. The resolution is agreed to.
[Unknown]
I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, the House because it is Friday, I will leave part of my argument behind. I listened carefully yesterday to the gentleman from Henrico who I guess is not here today. And my friend the gentleman from Augusta to their speeches on the floor. And because it is Friday, we're going to leave the medicaid is broken argument for later, but I would be remiss if I didn't at least address some of the statements made by the gentleman from Henrico about our economy. I was listening to the gentleman and if you were listening, too, you mate think that the virginit the Virginia economy is in serious trouble and that the democratic administration is the source of the problem. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, that is just false. And virginians know it is false. A recent survey of the Virginia chamber of commerce showed that 53% of our citizens believe that the economy is moving in the right direction in Virginia. That is over 10 points higher than what they think about the national economy. Clearly, something is going well. Now, when this governor took office, Virginia unemployment was 5.4%. Now it's hovering about 4%. There is more people employed in Virginia than any time in our history. And labor force data and you can look it up on the bureau of labor statistics, show that the workforce increased in the last year and labor participation rates actually increased. What that means is that more people are getting into the labor market and the reason for that is that we are creating more jobs. The data is there. It is clear for everyone to see. In 2013 under the previous administration, we added only 4,200 jobs in the entire year. Since November of 2015, Virginia has added 37,000 jobs and during this governor's tenure, Virginia has added over 167,000 jobs. The gentleman also spoke about the commonwealth's growth rate and our gdp. He was -- he said he was concerned about that growth rate which is about 2% in 2015. Well, ladies and gentlemen, let's look more carefully at some of this data. This growth rate is actually up from a low of point 1%. Essentially zero growth rate that we had after four years of the last administration. Under this governor, and his efforts to build a new Virginia economy, we are coming back. We see it in the forbes ratings. We move from six to five among all of the states. We see it in the chief executive 2016 list of the best states to do business where we jumped two slots. And the governor's announcements just keep coming. Two big ones last week. We heard from the navy federal credit union. We heard about costar that moved from north carolina in the aftermath of h.B. 2 in that state. Hundreds of thousands of jobs, $14 billion in capital investment. More than any governor in history. These are jobs in your communities and mine. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, on this side of the aisle and I hope on your side of the aisle we believe citizens want us to focus on creating jobs and that exceed the that is why we are so focus the prevailing wage. On things like increasing the minimum wage. And we are so focused on opposing the bills that some have offered that would suggest that we would prevent the payment of the prevailing wages in contracts. Why should we encourage companies and our commonwealth not to pay a prevailing wage? Ladies and gentlemen, virginians need good jobs that pay decent wages. They need more opportunity and they need a raise and that is what we are working on. So what about these jobs. The other day, I thought I heard the majority leader say -- I thought -- that he was concerned that a lot of the governor's jobs were low wage jobs. Well, I am concerned about low wage jobs, too. But I would encourage us to look more carefully. Lack at the announcements. And speak with the people who are coming here. Ask the navy federal credit union when they invested $100 million to create new jobs whether those jobs are paying more than the prevailing wage. Ask eldor corporation and lidor corporation in Arlington when they are going to invest in creating 500 new jobs. Ask mckeson around Richmond. Mckeson. I'm glad you are paying attention. Ask about their expansion in Henrico next to the gentleman's district. 135 new jobs. Paying a lot of them are paying more than the prevailing wage. Again and again and again. So I think our body if they look carefully will discover that many of these new jobs are anything but low wage. Can we do better? Yes. Of course. So long as we keep focused on investing on our schools, our businesses and universities and apprenticeship programs. Will we have a better chance? Sure we will if we work together as we have done in the past to make things happen. Lane, I refuse to -- ladies and gentlemen, I refuse to accept the gloom and doom about this commonwealth. I'm optimistic about Virginia and the leadership of the governor and if we combine the optimism with the strong policies embraced by the administration and by this body it will prove to be a powerful recipe for providing more economic opportunity for all virginians. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause]
Bill Howell
The gentleman from fair fair, Mr. Sullivan.
Rip Sullivan
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Rip Sullivan
A number of students from the vcu dental school, welcome them to the capitol. Can you stand up. Over 115 members from the vda across the commonwealth with 20 dental students in Richmond today to talk to legislateors about funding for missions of mercy and they want me to remind everyone in the chamber to schedule a checkup every six months. I ask the House to extend a warm welcome to the vda today.
Bill Howell
Glad to have the visitors with us today and we certainly do appreciate your participation in missions of mercy. A tremendous asset to that. Thank you for being here today. The gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Cory.
[Unknown]
I rise for announcement.
[Unknown]
I would like to remind the men and women of the House of delegates and some that know what I am going to say. Now you get to go home and fill up your car and bring back canned goods to donate and put in the box by my office for the Richmond food bank. Please do that and throw two cans in. We can never have too much. Thanks.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any announcements about moving legislation?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, there are no requested moves at this time of which I 'm aware. Regarding bills taken by or legislation taken bye for the day. On Page 7 of the printed calendar, House bill 1671, Page, taken bye for the day. On Page 8, printed calendar, House bill 1754, patron by Delegate Davis. H.B. 1754 bye for the day. Page 10, House bill 1392, requested to take that bai for the day. Page 150, h.B. 1392. House bill 13514 patronned by Delegate Austin bye for the day and on Page 11 House bill 1578 by Delegate Bell has been taken bye for the day at the patron's request.
[Unknown]
Mr. Gilbert.
[Unknown]
I move that the bills do, indeed, go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection those bills will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Continuing with resolutions taken bye for the day on Page 12. House bill 601. Page 14, House resolution 748 that has been requested bye for the day. On Page 15 the House joint resolution 558 and 559 both patronned by Delegate LeMunyon. And House resolution 299 requested to be taken bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, those resolutions go bye for the day. Pursuant to House rule 30 the following members are away on pressing personal business and granted leave. Delegates Austin, Davis, Head, Hugo, Morefield and Pillion .
[Unknown]
The clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
The calendar for today, Friday, January 20, 2017. First category of bills. House bills on third reading uncontested calendar. Seven bills in the block. 1451. Page 2. House bill 1474. 1505. 154, Page three. House bill 16150. 1688 and House bill 1,751. >> The clerk will close the role.
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Ayes 92 nos 50.
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0.
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The bills passed.
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Third reading, regular calendar. House bill 1567. A bill to amend and reenact several sections code relating to medicaid applications information about advanced directiveshall the bill pass? The clerk will close the role.
[Unknown]
Ayes 92 nos 0.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar. Next category, House bills on second reading uncontested calendar about a dozen or so bills in the uncontested calendar second reading block. First up, House bill 1767. A bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code related to the prescribing, telemedicine.
[Unknown]
Mr. Garrett.
[Unknown]
I move adoption of the committee amendment, sir.
[Unknown]
The question on adoption of committee amendment. Those in favor say aye. Those apposed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1767 will allow a healthcare practitioner who has performed an appropriate examination either physically or through use of instrumentation and diagnostic equipment to prescribe schedule 2-6 controlled substances to the patient while remaining in compliance with federal regulations for the practice of telemedicine and also authorize the board of pharmacy to issue a celled substance registration to the community services boards to facilitate the practice of telemedicine. I move that the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1795 relating to adoption and foster care placements. Mutual family assessment, home study.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from stanton, Mr. Bell.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. It requires the use of the home study format by all local departments of the social services. Home study is required by the code of Virginia prior to the approval of any family for placement of a child either in foster home or by adoption. House bill 1795 requires that all home studies by the local boards be conducted with the template developed by the department of social services. This is a recommendation from the Virginia commission on youths advisory group for the home study adoption process. I would move the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block, House bill 1450 to amend and reenact several sections related to pharmacy freedom of choice, pharmacy intermediary. Reported witha substitute.
[Unknown]
I move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the substitute. All in favor say aye those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The purpose is to clarify the any willing provider law for pharmacists that law requires health plans and insurers to offer a pharmacy provider contract to any pharmacy which requests the contract and is willing to accept its terms. The bill is introduced on be a half of epic pharmacies which is an intermediary. They collect payments from health plans and insurers, independent pharmacies also relay on the intermediaries to request contracts from health plans and insurers pursuant to the any willing provider law. 1450 requires that such a mediary May request a contract on behalf of the pharmacy willing to accept the contract terms and requires health plans and insurers in turn to offer the contract via the intermediary or the pharmacy. We consulted with the health plans and insurers and the amendments are reflected in the substitute adopted. I move the House engross the bill and carry it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the printed calendar on Page 6, block House bill 17 -- ex-cause me, 1472. A bill to amend and rae enact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the state and local government conflict of interest act, prohibitive contracts and contracts entered into by an officer or immediate officer or employee. The committee on general laws with an amendment.
[Unknown]
He moves the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. Agreed to.
[Unknown]
Provides an exception for the prohibition against contracts. By an officer of the soil and water conservation district to participate in a cost share program for the installation of best management practice. The exception does not aplay to sub contractors or other agreements entered into to provide services and implementation of cost care contract established under such programs. This has the support of the soil and water conservation association and all constituents of Prince William County. I move the bill be incrossed and passed to a third -- engroced and passed to a third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
A bill to amend or reenact a section of the code rae late to the the Virginia economic partnership authority site and building assessment program, minimum size of industrial sites depending on general laws.
[Unknown]
Mr. James.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This bill primarily makes an adjustment to the bill that we passed lastier. Ier. Year. It expands the sites from 250 acres down to 100 acres. This would offer a better geographic diversity for the projects and I would move it would be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it on its third reading.
[Unknown]
Turn to Page 7 of the calendar. House bill 1628. A bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code relating to private security. Forwarded to the committee on general laws with an amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Fowler.
Buddy Fowler
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
The question on the adoption of the committee amendments. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The amendment passes.
Buddy Fowler
The department of criminal justice services and makes two basic changes and removes the current come requirements for what we call a compliance agent and currently you can be in insured by a surety bond or liability insurance policy. The changes removes the surety bond. And, of course, the amendment is a reenactment clause via d.C. Currently promulgating regulations with respect to the minimum requirements for the liability indianapolis we thought it was best to wait a year and see what they come up with. Hope it would be the pleasure to move on to the third reading.
[Unknown]
A bill to amend and reenact section of the cod relating to business advertising material, private security services businesses. Reported from the committee on general laws.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Fowler.
Buddy Fowler
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. A request of the department of criminal justice services and adds' electronic advertising to the list of advertising that licensees are required to put their license number and things on. Hopefully the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass on to the third reading.
[Unknown]
167 taken bye for the tay. A bill to amend and reenact House bill 1719. Section of the code relating to the wireless e-911 fund. Distribution percentages reported to the committee on commerce and labor.
Buddy Fowler
Mr. Anderson.
[Unknown]
House bill 1719 has to do with what is known as the wireless e-911 fund. It helps fund the deployment of location technology relating to wireless and cellular telephone and makes up about 70% of the calls to the 911 system. The bottom line is the e-911 wireless service board wants to postpone from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018, the day the first calculation for the percentage of funds based on the number of calls received. I would move that the House engross the bill and move it to the third reading.
[Unknown]
1754 taken bye for the day. Next up, 1780 a bill to amend and reenact the section of the state of Virginia relating to the jamestown yorktown reported to the committee on foundation. Education.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Plum.
Ken Plum
A clarifying bill that makes it clear that the jamestown yorktown foundation with rent or lease its property. Heap it is the pleasure of the House to pass the bill to the third reading.
[Unknown]
A bill to amend and reenact the section of the code and repeal another relating to farmer's markets. Reports farm and for rest land conversion plan for the boards of committee, Chesapeake and natural recourses.
Ken Plum
House bill 1781 is a cleanup bill that takes out some redundant reporting requirements we no longer need as well as language or programs that no longer exist. Hope it would be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass to the third reading.
[Unknown]
And House bill 2311 to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the nutrient off set fund. Reported with amendment.
[Unknown]
Mr. Cox.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amounts.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Came out of a work group comprised of edpdq Virginia manufacturer's association and Virginia association of municipal waste water agencies and several other stakeholders. Public funds are used to acquire nutrient credits they should be evaluate the on certain criteria. Right now there is no criteria. Make sure that the sect of commerce and traded a advocacies the director on disbursements of the credit for new economic development projects. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Those in favor aaye. Those opposed no. The bills are passed and incrossed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Second reading regular calendar. House bills 1392 and 1454 have both been taken bye for the day. Page 11. First up. House bill 1532, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the fire programs fund rate of assessment allocations. Reported to the committee on commerce and labor with an amount.
[Unknown]
Mr. Wright.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 1532 is a bill intended to help the local fire departments. And what it does, it returns increases by 5% the allocation made available to the local fire departments. Hope it is the pleasure of the body tone cross and move on to the third reading.
Bill Howell
All in favor say aye those opposed, no., the amendment is agreed to. Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading. All in favor aye. Those opposed no. The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
1578 taken bye for the day. Next up, 1596 to amend. Public works contracts prohibited terms reported to the committee on general laws.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fauquier, Mr. Weber.
Michael Webert
House bill 1596 prevents state agencies from acquiring contractors or sub contractors engaged in business with the state to provide beyond what federal and state dictates. I move the House engross the bill and pass on to its third reading.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax ,
Michael Webert
I rise to speak to the bill. Mr. Sickles.
[Unknown]
The gentleman has a floor.
[Unknown]
You May drive through a construction site in the commonwealth where men and women are repairing or building a highway and a bridge. If you do, you are driving past workers who can still make a living on 40 or 50 hour workweek. They can enjoy things that all of us here in Mr. Jefferson's building take for granted. Equipment operators, carpenters, steel and sheet metal workers, electrics. They earn enough to provide for their family. They can afford a week pastor 'svacation. They have health insurance and a retirement plan that with social security can provide a comfortable retirement. They are not skiing in colorado or going to france or playing golf at torre pines. Any do not have a spa appointment this afternan but they can work hard and raise children and retire because of Davis bacon. A law which findsity way in totaras so pay not excessive wages, not above average wages or bloated wages but the prevailing wage. We know that our taxpayer dollars will not support poverty conditions faced by some hard-working americans today. It is not uncommon for hourly workers to work two or three jobs and live in overcrowded conditions to get by. With Davis bacon in addition to the new road, Mr. Speaker we get shoppers at target, diners at pizza hut. Pickup truck and ensure patients at hospital. That is what. And you know, all construction workers, not just members of a labor union but all construction workers benefit from this. To this modest middle class life. And why did at one point did law makers in Washington decide to make the most of our federal taxes? I think it is back when america was great. That is when it was. [laughter]
[Unknown]
It was back then. That is when we valued work and labor that made our lives easier. Soon enough if history is any guide the u.S. House of representatives will send a day Davis bacon repale bill to the Senate. It might not get out of the Senate but if it does I don't think the new president will sign it. Will president trump bludgeon the people who made his election possible. I think not. As for this bill, there is no prevailing wage law in Virginia. But we would clutter the code by banning something that doesn't exist. If anyone ever tried to change this, strike the language, that is not going to happen. That is all you have to do. I ask you to vote no today, send a message to working people that when you -- that when we travel the roads of this commonwealth we value their work. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause]
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrassed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 12. House bill 1760 a bill to amend and reenact the section of the code of Virginia, relating to electric utility regulation; pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities. Reported from committee on labor.
[Unknown]
I got ahead of myself. House bill 1760 authorizes one or more hydrostorage electric facilities located in the commonwealth. These facilities would be pursued by investor owned electric incumbent electric utilities and not required to be in the service territory. Hope it is the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass on to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill be incrossed and passed to its third reading. All in favor say aye those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
1766 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code related to the state corporation commission approve. Reported by the department of labor.
[Unknown]
Clarifies for 138 kb transmission lanes and associated facilities you can seek approval through the sec or local zoning application I move we engross and pass to process. The third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading. The bill is engrossed and passed too its third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar. Next category Page 12 of the printed version. Memorial resolutions laid on the speaker's table. To be adopted in block listed on pages 12-14 with the exception of 601 and on Page 14, House joint resolution 748.
[Unknown]
Does any member desire to remove an additional resolution from the block? Hearing none, all those in favor of adopting in a block the memorial resolutions laid on the speaker's table as listed on pages 12-14 with the exception of 601 and 749 will please rise.
[Unknown]
Those resolutions are agreed to. Manufacture.
[Unknown]
Continuing, next category, commending resolutions laid on the speaker's table. The commending resolutions to be adopted in block listed on pages 15 through 22 of today's printed calendar. And the block with the exception of on Page 15, House joint resolutions 558, 559, 662 which has already been agreed to, and Mr ., speaker, forwarding to Page 22 of the printed calendar, House resolution 299.
[Unknown]
Does any member desire to move an additional respectfully resolutionfrom the block. All those in favor of adopting the resolutions laid on the speaker's table of 15-22 with the exception of House joint resolution or Senate resolution 558, 59, 662 and 299 please say aye. Those opposed no.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker that completes today's calendar?
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any announcements?
[Unknown]
Several announcements. The meeting scheduled meetly upon adjournment of the House the House democratic caucus will meet here in the chamber at the caucus chair for a minute or two. [no audio] [laughter]
[Unknown]
Continuing with meetings for today. The appropriations meeting today has been canceled. So the only meeting this afternoon will be the courts of justice committee meeting immediately upon adjournment of the House in House room c of the general assembly building. Looking ahead to next week, Monday, January 23, first up at 7:00 a.M., the transportation committee subcommittee number one will meet at 7:00 a.M. In the fifth floor east conference room. Also at 7:00 on Monday, privileges and' elections constitutional subcommittee. The constitutional sub meets at 7:00 a.M. In House amendments room c. A change in time and location for them. At 8:00, the bioscience caucus with meet. And then in the ninth floor appropriations room 8:30 Monday morning. Down on the first floor House room d the committee on education, 8:30. At 10:00 the committee on science and technology will meet in House room c at 10:00 a.M. And the democratic caucus in room 20 and republican caucus at 11:30.
[Unknown]
, that completes the calendar items I have at this time.
[Unknown]
I move that the House adjourn today to reconvene Monday January 23, 2017 at 12 noon.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Those opposed no. The motion is agreed to. Mr. Cox.
[Unknown]
I move the House do now adjourn.
[Unknown]
The gentleman moves the House do now adjourn. All in favor aaye. Those opposed no. That is agreed to. The House is adjourned until Monday, January 23 at noon. (the House adjourned to January 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.M.) (the House adjourned to January 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.M.)