01/24/2017 House Proceedings

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HB1766—00:09:10
HB1578—00:03:35
HB1396—00:00:15
HB1461—00:00:25
HB1554—00:01:10
HB1651—00:00:45
HB1686—00:00:30
HB1849—00:00:45
HB1927—00:01:40
HB1958—00:00:15
HB2111—00:00:55
HB2207—00:01:55
HB1468—00:01:35
HB1488—00:00:40
HB1468—00:05:10
HB1696—00:03:11
HB1695—00:00:40
HB1696—00:00:10
HB1695—00:00:40
HB1696—00:00:40
HB1801—00:00:45
HB1842—00:00:50
HB2077—00:03:40
HB2291—00:00:35
HJ573—00:00:25
HJ610—00:00:50
HJ656—00:00:30
HJ744—00:00:25
HJ750—00:00:40
HJ548—00:06:06
Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)—00:35
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—01:20
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:55
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—01:45
Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)—00:50
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—00:10
Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)—00:35
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:30
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)—00:45
Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)—00:10
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—00:25
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)—06:56
Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)—00:30
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:05
Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)—00:35
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—02:35
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—03:55
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:50
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—00:55
Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)—02:50
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:30
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:20
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:45
Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R-Stafford)—00:25
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—00:15
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:30
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—01:15
Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)—00:20
Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)—00:45
Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)—00:25
Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)—00:15
Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)—00:10
Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)—00:10
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:40
Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)—01:10
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—00:10
Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)—00:25
Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)—00:21
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—00:30
Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)—00:50
Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)—00:35
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—00:30
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—01:20
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—05:05
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—02:40
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—00:45
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—00:35
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—00:25
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—03:06
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—02:15
Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)—00:35
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:20
Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)—00:00
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:45
Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)—00:00
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:00
Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)—00:10
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:00
Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)—00:00
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—00:05
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—02:15
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—02:20
Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)—00:15
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:40
Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)—00:15
Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)—00:05
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:10
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—00:50
Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville)—00:15
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)—00:15
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:45
Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)—00:10
Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)—00:35
Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:20
Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)—00:15
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—02:15
Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)—00:50
Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)—00:30
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:50
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:05
Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)—00:35
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—04:00
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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 Irvin Ray Sloan, Chaplain, Botetourt County Fire and EMS

Delegate Cox of Colonial Heights 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 and Heretick [portion]

Journal for Monday, January 23, 2017, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 879, 898

Committee reports
From Health, Welfare and Institutions: HBs 1426As, 1484S, 1615, 1747S, 1919, 2095 (referred)
From Transportation: HBs 1761A, 1929As, 2019A, 2022, 2214, 2241S

Delegate Orrock granted unanimous consent to introduce a House bill [HB 2477]

HJR 813 taken up and agreed to

Delegate Price granted unanimous consent to introduce a House joint resolution

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

CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1628A - Engrossment reconsidered
HB 1671A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1754 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1625 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1640 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1642A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1675S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1705A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1728A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1732A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1775 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1777A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1798 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1840 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1846A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1888 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1942 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1946 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2023 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2072 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2153 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2301 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1766 - Passed (Y-67 N-30)
HB 1392A - Passed (Y-78 N-19)
HB 1454 - Passed (Y-82 N-16)
HB 1578 - Passed (Y-60 N-38)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1396 - Engrossed
HB 1431S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1461 - Engrossed
HB 1486 - Engrossed
HB 1537S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1554A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1623A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1651 - Engrossed
HB 1686A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1729 - Engrossed
HB 1744 - Engrossed
HB 1797 - Engrossed
HB 1849 - Engrossed
HB 1912 - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1927 - Engrossed
HB 1958S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2006 - Engrossed
HB 2034 - Engrossed
HB 2111 - Engrossed
HB 2325S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1628 - Passed by until Monday, January 30, 2017
HB 1440 - Passed by for the day
HB 1559S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2207 - Engrossed
HB 1466S - Passed by for the day
HB 1468A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1696 - Engrossed
HB 1801A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1842 - Engrossed
HB 1852A - Passed by until Tuesday, January 31, 2017
HB 2067 - Engrossed
HB 2077 - Engrossed
HB 2078A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Delegate Wilt floor amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2185A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2291A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2308 - Engrossed
HB 1912 - Passed by for the day

RESOLUTIONS
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HJR 548 - Moved to Regular Calendar
HJR 573 - Agreed to Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HJR 610 - Agreed to Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HJR 612 - Agreed to Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HJR 640S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Agreed to Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HJR 649 - Agreed to Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HJR 656 - Agreed to Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HJR 744 - Agreed to Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HJR 745 - Agreed to Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HJR 750 - Agreed to Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HJR 762 - Moved to Regular Calendar

RESOLUTIONS
REGULAR CALENDAR
HJR 765 - Agreed to (Y-95 N-0)
HJR 766 - Agreed to (Y-96 N-0)
HJR 767 - Agreed to (Y-96 N-0)
HR 297 - Agreed to (Y-76 N-7)
HR 302 - Passed by for the day
HJR 548 - Delegate Simon floor amendments ruled not germane, Agreed to (Y-93 N-2)
HJR 762 - Agreed to (Y-95 N-1)

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1404
HB 1437S
HB 1448A
HB 1456S
HB 1478
HB 1479
HB 1492
HB 1493
HB 1513S
HB 1515A
HB 1516
HB 1529
HB 1545A
HB 1560
HB 1580A
HB 1589A
HB 1604S
HB 1608
HB 1617
HB 1618S
HB 1626
HB 1630
HB 1641
HB 1646
HB 1647A
HB 1652
HB 1654
HB 1668A
HB 1692
HB 1709S
HB 1713S
HB 1791A
HB 1810
HB 1812
HB 1816
HB 1874A
HB 1882
HB 1884A
HB 1903
HB 1921
HB 1992
HB 1994
HB 2050A
HB 2166
HB 2169
HB 2268
HB 2329
HB 2377
HB 2379

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1415A
HB 1432
HB 1433
HB 1455A
HB 1476
HB 1490
HB 1552S
HB 1565
HB 1621
HB 1660
HB 1681
HB 1770A
HB 1889S
HB 1913S
HB 1931
HB 1983
HB 2172
HB 2341

Motion by Delegate O'Bannon to adjourn in honor and memory of Dave Kaechele agreed to

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 2:14 p.m. to meet Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 12 m.

Transcript

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Bill Howell
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 open the floor, please retire to the gallery.
Bill Howell
The members will rise and be led in prayer by Mr. Irvine ray sloan, chapt -- chaplain and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the united states of america led by gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Oh, might re-God, as our House of delegates begins today to begin their work, we ask you to send down their spirit Monday them. We give thanks you're always with us. Guiding our thoughts and deliberations. We pray for your will, and presence, in what is just and right. And give courage to act accordingly. Mae think show forth wisdom in lives and work. And endow these delegates with we pray for those sent into no fear. Harm's way. Our military, law enforcement officers, fire, rescue personnel, give them protection, be with those injured and healing. We also give thanks for those fortitude and loyalty and knows who gave the ultimate sacrifice, these things we ask in your precious name, amen. >> Members will answer roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. Mr. Speaker a quorum is present.
[Unknown]
I've examined approved the journal of the House of delegates. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 is now in order. Does the clerk have announce manies or communications?
Kirk Cox
Not at this time.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Massie.
Jimmie Massie
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction, please.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Jimmie Massie
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I 'd like to take a mement and recognize our cpa friends. I hope they're in the gallery. If they are, stand up. Several members of the Virginia society of cpas are meeting with the assembly today in honor of the vcpa day. This is a handy reference, if you have it on your desk. It's very helpful. Ms. Join me in giving a warm House welcome for Virginia society of cpa members here with us, today, thank you. Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Greason.
Tag Greason
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of an introduction and brief announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Tag Greason
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Joining us in the gallery and around the capitol are members of the Virginia school board association for annual lobby day. If they're in the gallery, I ask them to stand. It is a organization promoting excellence in public education through leadership, advocacy and services. I ask the members join me in giving our friends from the vspa a warm House welcome. And Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
This is my last pregame announcement. The game is tonight. I take the opportunity to remind the members that the game between lobbyists and staff is at 7:00. The game between the House and the Senate is shortly thereafter. We have done a great job in the last 36 hours collecting checks. I thank you personally, those who have not donated it's not too late. We're going to build momentum to build the Senate. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, see you tonight.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Bobby Orrock
I rise with trepidation and humility. I do not believe, as humble as a tigger May be, Mr. Speaker, but anyway, for unanimous consent to introduce a bill while I have one slot, it's a matter I 'm caring for a department of our commonwealth where they did not bring me information to request the draft until last Monday, past the bill draft request deadline so there by, the matter is now properly drafted and request unanimous consent by the department of health. Through regulation, that are result of a work group over the intervening session. And hope the body will give unanimous consent.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from asks for unanimous consent to introduce a bill after the deadline. Those in favor say aye, opposed, no. That motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for motions.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, gentleman has
[Unknown]
Yesterday, I move that House the floor. Bill 1328, which is on the front Page of the calendar be taken bye for the day. I'm going to ask you in the motion to take it back to second reading and bye for the day. I have a bill in another committee that works inside the same problem that this bill seeks to fix so we can get these things aligned. I think the members of civil courts understand what I 'm doing. Mr. Speaker, I move that Page one, House bill, we reconsider the vote by which we engrossed House bill 1628 and move it back to second reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter moves we reconsider that vote. As many favor that motion will say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? Second motion?
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move that House bill 1628 on Page one of the printed calendar bye until Monday. Next Monday. This coming Monday .
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye, opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I have a motion on Page 53 of the printed calendar. I move we take up House joint regulation 813 commending the Chesapeake bay foundation out of order.
[Unknown]
Page 53, House joint resolution 813 commending the Chesapeake bay foundation.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
This does what I said, we're committing the foundation for its work on its anniversary this year. And so, hope that you'll support the resolution.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. Gentlewoman from Sussex, miss Tyler .
Roslyn Tyler
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction and announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Roslyn Tyler
Thank you. Today in the gallery, in the House, and in the House room office, from Brunswick County with 4 h agents. They are here to su for your support for service in agriculture. I ask the 4 hs to stand. Will you join me in welcoming them to the general assembly?
[Unknown]
We're delighted and thank you for taking time to come to to
[Unknown]
Tomorrow is Brunswick stew the capitol. Day. Stop by for your delicious lunch and I know you certainly will enjoy it. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city,
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Loupassi. Rise for purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, today, we have a group of fifth graders and I hope you'll give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
We're delighted to have the visitors and hope you enjoy your time at the capitol.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Anderson.
Rich Anderson
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Rich Anderson
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I rise to welcome a group of about 40 individuals. They're within the sound of my voice. I'd like to introduce volunteers and professionals of drive smart, Virginia. They're on capitol scare today advocating for safe driving they represent. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I want to join the gentle lady from across the commonwealth. 4 h is one of the largest community service organizations for youth in the country and for those who didn't know, it stands for Head, heart, hands, and health. They're reminding me of the pledge. I'd forgotten it from youth so if they can stand, I ask to give a warm welcome.
[Unknown]
We're delighted to have all of the 4 hers visiting with us today and hope you enjoy your time.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise for purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today we have a 2016 Virginia lottery super teacher award winner, jason long. If you can please stand. He he teaches 7th grade history in Roanoke city. His wife says that jason tries to stir up his lesson plans, wanting to keep his students interested. I brought his guitar in to play songs and he is passionate about history, wanting students to understand where we come from and going. We're grateful for committed educators like jason if the House could please join me in giving him a warm House welcome. Gentleman from Newport News, miss Price .
Cia Price
Mr. Speaker, I rise to ask unanimous consent to introduce a resolution after the deadline.
[Unknown]
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Cia Price
Those in favor say aye. Opposed no.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Danville, m marble.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, tomorrow at 9:00 a.M., agriculture Chesapeake and natural resources is going to have a hemp farmer from the valley. And they're going to talk to us about hech. It's rope, not dope. If you'd like to come, all members are welcome at 9:00 a.M. Tomorrow.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from powatan, Mr. Wear.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, we have visiting with us today fourth graders are from randolph elementary school, here with their teacher, Mrs. Gates who was a government student of yours, truly and a fine elementary teacher now. They're joined by senior government students from Goochland high school. I ask the members to give them a warm welcome today.
[Unknown]
Pleased to have the group visiting with us today, thank you for taking the time.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax Mrs. Filler-corn.
[Unknown]
I rise for a point of personal privilege and introduction.
[Unknown]
Thank you, I have members of child care aware. We know that nearly 60 children, mostly babies, died in unlicensed child care. It's a tragedy when any child dies but knowing most of the deaths could have been prevented is the greatest tragedy of all. Ms. Call as I, please stand as I call your name. Betsy cummings. I want to thank the families of child care aware Virginia for dedication and commitment, commending these tragedies from happening again. And thanking them for sharing stories with us. It's my hope that we'll work to make sure child care is safer for all virginians. I welcome my colleagues to give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you for coming and thank you for your efforts in the community.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, last Friday, I stayed to watch the peaceful transfer of power between president obama and president trump with many colleagues here. Afterwards, I drove home. My daughter, a junior at bcu called me and told me how she was going to follow me back on 95 to northern Virginia to join the womens March on Washington. Where many other young women her age would be attending. On Saturday, alana, my husband and I joined hundreds of thousands of women and men in this body and down the Hall along with our governor and attorney general. We joined one of the largest peaceful marches in american history. All of us taking part to Peace bli assemble and sought to remind our new president how important it is to us that we protect our precious civil liberties. In addition to half million people, estimates the number of participates at over 3 million at more than 500 separate locations in every state represented I cannot put into words the feeling I had, being surrounded by many passionate women of all ages, daughters, mothers, grandmothers as well as many men as far as the eye can see. Women marched in shared belief of many issues that are so important to us. That health care decision should be made by us. The fact repealing affordable care act would do harm to womens' health and health of our family, and loved ones. We join together to owe send a message that defunding planned parenthood would eliminate an option used by many for basic health care needs. We March because we affirm sexual assault and domestic violence cannot and will not be tolerated and raised our voices against racism, islam phobia, anti-semitism, homophobia and mysogyny. The last time I felt the way I felt Saturday was in the million mom March. During that March, a great amount of my time was spent dealing with logistics. This year, I had the opportunity to take in the magnitude of the movement the March created. Not one person out of hundreds of thousands were arrested in Washington on Saturday. In chicago, 500,000 marched. Nor in los angeles, where hundreds of thousands took part. Marchers were point limited to large cities or states. Thousands and thousands of women marched in states of alabama, arizona, from texas, to tennessee. Having participated in these two large gatherings, I am consistently reminded of how fortunate we are to live in a country where we can Peace bli assemble without fear. It's people banding together and speaking with a voice that creates pivotal moments in history. Whether women, sufferagetts who reached a ballot box, or March on owe Washington where Reverend Martin luther king spoke of his dream, marching and giving us to voice to those who might not have felt they were heard. The ability to peaceably converge is our american values. What is distressing is the growing effort we have seen in several states to infringe upon the first amendment rights. And it could have increased penalties on peaceful protestors. It's up to us to shine a light, in closing, we cannot forget what many fought for. The right to be free, the right for free speech, the right to freely practice religions, the right to an oppress. And right to assemble. I know my colleagues were, too. Many left me confident future generations will stand up for what they believe in. And continue to speak up for their leaders. Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Head.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, joining us in the rear of the chamber today is chaplain irving ray sloan. He is a native of the Roanoke valley and is a small business owner and been involved in volunteer fire and rescue nearly 45 years and a charter member of the blue ridge fire and rescue departments. He including a facebook he's joined by bobby, his wife scripture post. Of 23 years, I 'd like you to join me in giving chaplain sloan a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
I'd like to recognize in the gallery, first lady of Virginia. Does the clerk have any moves from uncontested regular calendar today?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. Mr. Speaker. Page one, House bill 1628 was reconsidered back to second reading and taken bye for the day. And and Page 15 of the printed calendar, Page 15 under House bill second reading uncontested, House bill 1912 has been asked, moved to regular calendar by Delegate Toscano for purposes of a floor amendment. Continuing to Page 23, the next category, resolutions uncontested calendar,
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker? Gentleman from Shenandoah. I have a second motion.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I move on Page 20 of the printed calendar, House bill 1852 go bye until Tuesday ,
[Unknown]
As many favor that motion January 31st. Will say aye. Opposed, no. Motion agreed to.
[Unknown]
The people purse unite to House rule 30, journal shall reflect following members are away on pressing personal business. And granted leave for today's session, delegates Austin and Heretick .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, pleased to welcome members of the free cast concrete association of Virginia. 45 concrete establishments can be found throughout the commonwealth. And they troe dues estimated $140 million in total output. 55.1 million in value added and $2.1 million in state and local tax revenue. Smith midland corporation and concrete pipe. I ask you give our guests a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Delighted to have visitors with us today. Are there further motions and resolutions? If not the clerk will call calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for today, Tuesday, January 24th, Page one, first category. House bill 1628 taken for the day. Continuing with the block, House bill 1671, 1754, 1625, Page three, House bill 1640, House bill 1642, emergency, House bill 1675. Page four, House bills 1705, 1728, 1732, Page five, House bill 1775, 1777, 1798. Page six, House bill 1840, 1846, 1888 and 20, 23 and Page 8, continuing the blok, House bills 2072, 2153, and House bill 2301.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills pass? Gentle woman from Richmond, Mr. Mcquinn. Aye, 97, no, 0. Bills are passed. Continuing, next category on third reading regular, House bill third reading regular calendar, Page nine of the printed version. First bill is House bill 1766 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to state corporation commission.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Salem, Mr. Habeeb.
Greg Habeeb
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Greg Habeeb
Mr. Speaker, members of the body, I apologize for offering a long explanation on third reading. Folks have had questions because of misleading e-mails so let me just take a minute to address it. That would be okay. This bill has nothing to do with any facility and does not diminish local government influence over 138 transmission lines in any way. Let me explain it to you. The bill reported out on 18-1 vote. Prior to 2012, local government had no role in transmission lines for 138kb. These only exist in the service ter tone. Only exception being where dominion connects. We decided to give local government a role because you might have a jurisdiction possess spiffic project. We had a project that needed expedited review at local level. So in 2012, we said, you can do transmission lines at the state corporation. It doesn't make sense to separate associated facilities because it was good policy and implemented several times successfully. In an unrelated case, the supreme court said if you only say transmission line, we're going to str to take your word literally. The Virginia supreme court actually believes in legislative perrogative. We said transmission line, the supreme court said if you mean assess yated facilities, you need to say associated facilities. This is implementing the 2012 bill that we voted for. They still have standing to be involved and they can still request that a project come through the local process and work with the utility. So again, not pwc. Not dominion. If you had a bunch of e-mails and raise another issue.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshall.
Bob Marshall
Now, for the rest of the city, Mr. Marshall.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Bob Marshall
Mr. Speaker, while the companies referenced by the bill May not have asked for this bill when you're establishing a law that says all zoning requirements for substations and associated facilities shall be satisfied they're ben fish yares of even if they don't have electricity transmitted at the rates for which the petitioner approached author of the bill. It doesn't matter. So to that extent they're a it seeks to enable a private utility to locate an electric substation. Localities currently decide where to locate electric substations. 1766 will allow issuing permits beneficiary. To build stations, substations and switch yard facilities with 138 killabolt lines wherever a utility wants them. This is about comprehensive plans. We're now substituting the subjective judgment of a private utility to be confirmed by people who aren't elected to any office and selected by us. I'm suggesting to you that a challenge can be taken. Nothing in this bill precludes utility from identifying a site for which imminent domain will have to be exercised. You're going to have a challenge here because you're substituting the sec, which knows nothing about zoning for local zoning officials and sympathizers. That is the main problem here. This sets a zoning precedent. There is nothing preempting a Senator from doing that. This will overcome local resistance to serve data centers and other electric power hogs. Right now in western Prince William we're having a huge fight which includes a location of a data center and substation. Citizens were never informed that the place they chose to live is going to be invaded by amazon. A company that refuses to acknowledge it receives letters from elected officials. House bill 1766 grants the de facto zoning powers to private utilities and endepd of the government of Virginia, section 14 at the Virginia constitution. Can walmart do this? No. You're giving zoning powers to the private stockholders of a private company. This is a horrible precedent. You're taking power out of the elected precedent of the people. I urge a no vote.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Salem .
[Unknown]
I apologize for doing this again. I'm surprised to hear the to the extent anybody is considered about the precedent this sets, the dell git from Prince William and everybody here set the precedent in 2012 and 2007 when passing the statute that says transmission line approval goes to state corporation commission. It's constitutional and appropriate way. It is the public policy of the body. This is not taking anything away from local government because they've never blocked one of these because they never had ability to owe do so. I would strike this bill at any time, should anybody seek to cover anything besides the things that we cover with the bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Mr. Marshall?
Bill Howell
Responding to gentleman from Salem .
[Unknown]
The comments about me not knowing the difference between wawa and this are just that. Gratuitous comments. I put that out as an illustration of what can come down the road. While all here in 2012 voted for this, this is now coming to the fore mind and understanding where this is leading. The gentleman from have you not had second thoughts of what you've done? I urge you to vote no. The company can come back next year and they'll point to this as precedent. And will have power to block or negotiate because of the placement of a substation.
Bill Howell
Would the gentleman from appalachia continue to chime in? Just kidding. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 67, no, 30. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing House bills third reading regular. House bill 1392 a bill to amend and react section of the code of Virginia relating to school security officers carrying a firearm in performance of duties.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
Clerk will close the role.
[Unknown]
I79, no, 19. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1454 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the James river designation.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. The bill is passed. House bill 1578 a bill relating to school programs by students who receive home instruction.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Richmond city, mis-McQuinn .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, I know there are individuals who are passionate about this bill. And I thought it's important to make statements. The Virginia high school league represents more than 300 public schools tasked with supervising 3,000 students. They're required to achieve academic and disciplinary standards. This beepases standards held to today. The proof is maintaining a fire and level playing faeld for student athlete allowing nonpublic school students to participate Mr mining the fact these are offered as a privilege.
[Unknown]
As a former school board member whose child spent a number of years in private school, I 'm hesitant to see us move into that direction. With each consideration, they give up hours and state standards and aferded the opportunity to come with a public school education. Their implication with making this a local school board decision as well. If a school division allows home school students and another does not, there will be cases where teams will to make a decision to forfeit a game. This creates inconsis stentsies in schools. My nephew says he sacrificed and put years in extraordinary determination into reaching his current playing level. Yet, if a home schooled individual is granted same exposure, it goes without saying they reap the same benefit after investing a disproportionate amount of time. Public schools present challenges, some more difficult than others I believe passing of the bill will add another dimension of complication. The Virginia education association has been in opposition for legislation brought before the House and opposed it this year. I hope all members will join the Virginia education association and oppose this bill. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Albemarle, m Bell .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I hear same arguments every year. And if you're a parent, and your kid doesn't fit in to public school, the option is private school or home schooling. Yet, we're forcing parents to say you can have football or education you want. Now, this is just the way it was it would be one thing. This is a local option. If you have a hem school parent that wants this kid to tryout, give him a chance, vote yes.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Next category, House bills on second reading uncontested calendar, Page 10. Approximately 0 bills. First up, House bill 1396. A bill to amend and reenact a few sections of chapters 571 of active assembly which provided a charter relating to vice mayor.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Thank you, Mr. Speaker if the in the absence, I move the House engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1341 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to third party registration groups and requirements, compensation prohibited with a substitute.
Steve Landes
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the of what it started out as. The only thing left in this bill after adoption of the substitute is the prohibition that third party groups who employ people to register people to vote cannot pay them on a per application basis. House, this bill is just a shell this has been sighted by many registrars as providing an incentive for fraud or false applications on the parts of the person and their confident this will reduce that incident and I hope it will be theed abouty's commonwealth. Bill to engross and pass to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 11 of the printed calendar, continuing with the uncontested second block, House bill 1461, a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia providing a charter for the town related to town officers.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Stafford, Mr. Dudenhefer.
Mark Dudenhefer
This is a small bill electric yated inside the marine corps bases. It is surrounded by military the clerk and sergeant be to be base. Elected. There are only 700 people living there. Those are pointed by town council.
[Unknown]
House bill 1486, relating to arts and cultural districts.
Mark Dudenhefer
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Albo.
Dave Albo
There is a law that says a local government can form an arts district. And what this bill does is says that more than one local government can combine to create an arts district that goes across borders.
[Unknown]
House bill 1537 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to active duty service, contract termination with a substitute.
Dave Albo
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move substitute.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Spotsylvania .
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1537, provides relief for service members who are transferred or deployed to allow them to cancel certain contracts that May have entered into prior to transfer. It is similar to protections that are provided in the federal soldiers, sailors, civil relief act. I hope the body engross it and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 12, continuing with the block, House bill 1554 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to property owners association act amendment of declaration with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, there Bulova .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1554 is in response to a recent supreme court case. The bill clarifies if a homeowner association declaration is specific that the process outlined is what should be used to make those the bill clarifies that language amendments. Only applies when silent. This body understood the importance of certainty whit comes to land records which is why legislation dealing with homeowner associations have been perspective or fill in the gap. Without this bill, any declaration that is amended will be subject to challenge and this carries an amount of the legislation is supported by uncertainty. The community association institute and I move we move the bill on and pass it to third reading. >> Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 1623. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to residential rental property.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Yancey.
David Yancey
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of the committee amendment. Those in favor say aye.
David Yancey
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Opposed, no. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill 1623 clarifies allowing a property manager to release security deposits to new owner and provide notice to tenants and clarifies that event of a foreclosure, under lying lease transfers to make monthly lease.
[Unknown]
Page 13, House bill 1651. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to inmate trust accounts.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, miss Kory .
Kaye Kory
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Exempts prisoners sentenced to a term that makes them ineligible to release. These people having 10% of the funds they have that normally will be given after released and because these prisoners are not going to to be released because their terms are longer than their life span would be. They will not be able to benefit. Thank you for your help, everybody.
[Unknown]
Continuing with uncontested block a bill relating to planning district commissions, indian tribe was an amendment.
Kaye Kory
Gentleman from Middlesex, Mr. Hodges.
Keith Hodges
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Move adoption of the committee
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Amendment. Opposed, no. Amendment agreed to, gentleman from Middlesex .
Keith Hodges
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, along with the gentleman from Hanover, as chief co-patron, House bill 1686 permits indian tribes recognized by the prof to join planning district commissions as members and negotiate the terms of membership. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
House bill 1729. A bill to amend and reenact two sections of the active assembly of 1997 relating to time of election.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Westmoreland, miss ransome.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This updates charter so they can take over in January after November electrics. Currently charter is out of they cannot organize until July. Date. Mr. Speaker, I move we engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 14, House bill 1744. A bill reet yated to alcoholic beverage control, disposable containers.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Montgomery, m Rush .
[Unknown]
House bill 1744 is a common sense bill it allows original metal containers to be considered disposable. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Husband bill 1797, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to amendment of propers, notice. >> House bill 1849 to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to concealed handgun permits, permit committee on militia, police, requirements reporting to and public safety.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Shenandoah .
[Unknown]
This bill allows clerks to use more modern technology. Current lir, thaer using paper, these things get wash and frayed and this will allow a more stable identification for your permits. And for which there are penalties if you don't have it in your possession.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
I encourage members to engross the bill and pass it to third reading. House bill 1912 moved to regular calendar, House bill 1927 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to official enblems and designations, state television series reporting to committee on
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Smith rules. Mr. Campbell.
Jeff Campbell
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1927 is a bill to designate mountains as a state television series in Virginia. Song of mountains produced in marion, Virginia is the first nationwide television series program featuring blue grass music of appalachia. It is brauft -- broadcast markets with a potential viewership of 93 million people. It promotes, music, heritage, culture of southwest Virginia and is a critical piece of the tourism economy, attracting thousands to the region as a result of its reach. In the great tradition of the great bull moose party and on behalf of delegates O'Quinn, Simon, and myself, I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman rise for a question?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I am risen and I yield.
Jackson Miller
The gentleman asked for the pleasure of the body to engross this bill. I ask for the pleasure of the bod yes to ask the patron to sing us a song from "song of the body" before this body votes on this bill.
[Unknown]
In the interest of not offending everyone in the capitol, I 'm going to refrain from the singing Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Clerk will continue the calendar, quickly.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar. House bill 1958 a bill to amend and reenact various chapters of the active assembly related to powers, departments and the school board with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hopewell, Mr. Ingram.
Riley Ingram
Mr. Speaker, I would like to move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Hopewell .
Riley Ingram
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House everything has been ironed out. All the bill does is collects or repeals numerous outdated provisions and makes technical amendments to the county of chesterfielder charter.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 16, House bill 2006, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to the Virginia fair housing law, rights and responsibilities with respect to the use of an assistance animal in a dwelling.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Richmond city, miss Carr .
Betsy Carr
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 2006 is the recommendation of Virginia housing commission. The bill ensures those in need of accommodation of an assistance animal are able to receive one and prevents fraud, requiring verification of a therapeutic relationship. The bill relies on federal and state laws and regulation in accordance with the fair housing act. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2034 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to Virginia residential property disclosure act.
Betsy Carr
Gentleman from mannases, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, House bill 2034 in relation to Virginia residential residential diswill he sure act, clarifying language as well as adding two new disclosures which are, that the buyers should check out easements and determine if they do not affect the buyer's intended use as well as determining restrictions on the property. As a result of the community development act district. I move the House engross the will and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2100 charges for copies.
Jackson Miller
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Keen.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 2111 is an example how the state government agency found it's way to be more friend to the public. First, when you file electronic applications and there is a fee, sometimes there is a third party fee processor that adds 2% to 3%. And they might just mail a check in. The commission would be given the authority to wave that fee so they'd encourage more filing. Second part would provide copies of documents so that business for extra friends in that.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 17 of the printed calendar, House bill 2325. A bill to amend and reenact related application for a concealed handgun permit.
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 2325 removes necessity for a notary signature and stamp on a concealed handgun application permit. How far, it does require applications present one form of government-issued photo identification that demonstrates the applicant is a permanent resident to the united states.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. Those in favor say aye. Substitute is agreed to.. >> Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 18, amendmenting the code relating to food stamp program request for benefit transfer card.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Chesterfield, miss Robinson .
Roxann Robinson
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 2207 requires the department of social services will monitor requests for replacement cards for food stamp program. If a household makes four requests within a 12 month period, that any other additional requests for replacement card will require an explanation before the replacement card can be issued. I ask House bill 2207 be engrossed and passed on to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill?
Roxann Robinson
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this is a bill, I think it's -- a lot of ways to describe these bills, this is one I sort of didn't have a definition, is a solution in search of a problem. We don't have evidence this is a big problem here, we understand the committee said there is lower than 1% fraud rate and if you lose your card many times, you can't eat. You can't go buy food and you can't eat until the call the government and explain yourself to them. That is not how we treat adults or poor people just because they're poor. And this bill doesn't do that. This is my third or fourth replacement id card. I have a lot of pockets. Right? I knock and the guard let's me in. I can't find my credit card for a day or two, I get money out. And it shows up. This bill, you can't shop for food unless you call someone from the government.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Clerk will continue calendar.
[Unknown]
I'm sorry. Shall the bim be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. No. Opposed. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1466 bye for the day. House bill 1468. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to compliance with detainers, united states immigration and customs with an amendment. Enforcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshall.
Bob Marshall
Speaking to the measure, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
You want the amendment agreed to?
Bob Marshall
Yes. Yes.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you very much. With exception of this amendment requested by the sheriffs this is identical to a measure passed last year. Went to the Senate. They passed it. The governor vetoed it. We have a new administration in Washington which is expressed a different view on how to handle rejection of detainer requests. They've indicated they're going to seek some penalties of various kinds. I note that compliance is purely voluntary on the part of states. These cases will settle that locality s do not have to enforce federal law. In which an attempt was made by marshals, with no relation to what you're supposed to pick up on that. Oh, man. He did? Okay. To state of a electrical law enforcement person. You have to help us capture these people and send them back to these plantations. Number of northern states refuse to cooperate. It's hit investigated. So we're in a position here of deciding whether to cooperate or not. I'm suggesting with respect to this we should cooperate. Now, the question came up, and I 'm going to address it in committee, as to how wide spread this is and I wanted to assure the gentleman from Arlington, I would provide him with data. I see him, well, okay, whatever. In Virginia, from January 1, they identified 29 individuals from a, I think, 11 localities, which were not turned over. Of these, 16 had prior criminal convicks and they came from eight localities. Now, I went and got a, another source for how wide spread this might be. There is an organization called immigration legal resources center giving out awards in the name of phil burton and nancy pelosi. They've identified Mr. Trump's program as ethnic cleansing of communities and probably not right wing fever swamps. It's on the hib brl side of things. They is a map of detainer compliance in the united states. And right here, you can see the map of Virginia is mostly Orange. There is the two yellow sections, and red sections are an allow interviews. Orange counties, by and large, this is what they're saying are largely defined by noncompliance with ice detainers. If you want to check this out, you can do it for yourself. Localities have ease agents come so, I would suggest that in order to avoid sanctions of kinds, that pay come from the tufrp administration for noncompliance, that we make an effort to comply. This means is that beyond the
[Unknown]
Unnecessary legislation that will be overly costly and make us all less safe. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
I wonder if the gentleman from Prince William will rise for a question.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Does the gentleman have a dog whistle?
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Chairman, Mr. Speaker, I was just going to ask the gentleman about the cost of this, because I was looking at the fiscal impact statement. The reason it h no fiscal impact in our computer here is there is no cost to the department of corrections. However, when we have responsible prisoners in our local jail we pay a daily rate for those. And I believe the gentleman was referring to this unfunded mandate when he talked about congress to help pay for this, because this is really, you are really telling us this is an unfunded mandate. I wanted to make sure we got that on the record. Because we are not paying future jails to pay for inmates.
[Unknown]
Every locality that enters into this agreement is in fact using their resources to enforce a federal law. Soy they are already doing moreover, it is not correct to that. State no felons were released, because they were. 16 during this time period. It is all right not correct to state that everybody is just willy-nilly dealing with this. All of Virginia, only four jurisdictions are in strict compliance. What that means right now, the great majority of Virginia local its, probably 125 -- localities are largely defined by their non-compliance with I .C.E. Detainers. How does it make the community safe even if you have to pay for these individual's incarceration for two more days to release individuals who are wanted by the federal government for some violation?
[Unknown]
Speaker? Speak to the bill at the appropriate time.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
He answered a lot more questions than I asked. I do think in there somewhere he admitted this is an unfunded mandate. Maybe for two or three days. I mean, if that -- if I believed it was just two or three days, I would say this bill is good, but I have no belief it would be just two or three days. I think, just like we do with state responsible prisoners, if we are going to pass a bill like this, we need to send this to appropriations so we can pay our local detention centers for this heavy new burden in their jails. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed. [ vote ] bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Page 19 of the printed calendar, House bill 1696, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code related to filling vacancies in the united states Senate. Report from privileges and elections.
[Unknown]
Mr. Marshall.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, we have several new members that had a special election in the last few months to be here. Members of the House and Senate, if there is a vacancy, citizens get to vote on who going to be their representative. If a member of congress seat is vacant, the citizens of that district vote for a new member of congress. But if a u.S. Senator seat is vacant, House bill 1696 gives the citizens of Virginia the right for their voices to be heard. No matter who the governor is at the time, hb 1696 will let the citizens decide. So what do you want, do you want the citizens to decide, or do you want one person to decide? Engrossed sfiechlt will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I will.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I ask the gentleman, I think I understand what he's trying to times in recent history has a Senate seat ever come vacant?
[Unknown]
We came close in '16, but I don't know how many. We pass bills here all the time, try to fix things that solve but I would ask how many could be a problem down the road. It could have happened in 16. Thank goodness it didn't.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, if I wasn't paying attention I would think I was mrifg in the north carolina legislature at the end of last
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, you know, the best of interpretations of this bill is that this is a, shall we say, a solution in search much -- of a problem. There isn't a problem here. There hasn't been a problem, why are we creating a problem? Month. In the worst of interpretations, however, Mr. Speaker, this is a terrible bill. It is a disenfranchisement bill. The Delegate talked about the people having a choice. All you need to do is look carefully at this bill, is lawyers are wont to do, and look at what it really says. It says when any vacancy occurs in the represents of the united states Senate, the governor shall issue a writ of election. Okay? The governor shall issue a writ of election. Then it goes on to say, possible the receipt of the notification -- and then it strikes all the language about when the governor has to issue the writ. Then it doesn't ever say anything about when the governor has to issue the writ. And that's important. It says the governor May issue the writ immediately, but that doesn't mean the governor will issue the writ immediately. So, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, if you read the plain language of this bill, you are setting up a dynamic, where a governor could decide not to issue the writ for one month, for three months, for two years and if he or she decided not to do that, you have got a. -- 5.5 million virginians out without a u.S. Senator for a long time. You are about ready to vote to disenfranchise 5.5 million virginianses. I hope you will vote against engrossing this bill, and not become north carolina.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 19, House bill 1801. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to alcohol beverage control, delivery of persons holding a wine and beer license. General laws with amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, move the committee amendments.
Bill Howell
Question on adoption of the committee amendment. As many favor that motion say aye. Amendment is agreed to. Opposed no. Gentleman from Virginia beach.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1801 allows delivery of wine and beer to a customer's car in the parking lot of a grocery store that has an abc license. Now you can order groceries and beer and wine, have them delivered to your House or business, but if you order and go to the parking lot of the store that has the abc license, they are only allowed to bring the groceries to the car. You still have to go un -- inside to pick up beer and wine. This bill will allow the delivery of your groceries and beer and wine to your car, in a designated parking spot after checking your I .D., same as the purchase in the store. Mr. Speaker, I move the House engross the bill and pass to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. 0 opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Page 20 of the printed calendar, House bill second reading regular House bill 1842, a bill to reenact a section of the code, alcohol beverage control, neutral grain spirits or alcohol sold at government stores proof. Report from general laws.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1842 allows the sale of clear and flavorless alcohol up to 151 is proof in abc stores. This is the same bill that went through this body last year 97-0 with one abstention. And it passed the Senate. The governor asked this summer if we would meet, he vetoed the bill, he wanted to know if we would meet this summer with three of his cabinet secretaries. Secretary of public safety, health, and education, and the college alcohol leadership team, because they thought they May have some concerns. We met this past summer. We told them that the abc had under their regulation, they could put what alcohol and -- in what stores they wanted to. If they wanted to get it from around the college town store, they could do that. I also put a five-year sunset clause on this bill. There is now Peace in the valley, Mr. Speaker, I move the House pass the bill and pass it to third reading, engross the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. Say aye. As many as favor that motion opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
Barry Knight
House bill 1852, has been taken by until January 31st. Accordingly, next up, House bill 2067, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to decertification of law enforcement officers, notification. Report from the commit ye on militia, police and public safety.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Newport News, Mr. Mullin.
Mike Mullin
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise to explain this bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Mike Mullin
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Current law here in Virginia is that the department of criminal justice services tasked with decertifying law enforcement officers who have been convicted of crimes of moral turpitude or felonies. There is not a timeline for that decertification. So this bill would provide for law enforcement agencies throughout the commonwealth to within 48 hours notify department of criminal justice services of a conviction for crime of moral turpitude or felony.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon?
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman from new north -- Newport News yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Marcus Simon
Yes.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Delegate mullin, I have a couple questions about this bill. I got some questions that I couldn't get answered. It says here that one of the things you can be decertified for is a crime of moral turpitude. I am not a prosecutor like you are. What is a crime of moral turpitude?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would tell the gentleman that is lying, cheating and stealing.
[Unknown]
Follow-up question, Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I will.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman if you would be willing to share with the body the most tornado watch urpi -- turpid thing he's ever done. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
Your honor -- [ laughter ] Mr. Speaker I would take the fifth on that.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield for a follow-up question.
[Unknown]
I do so yield.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I was wondering why it is that the gentleman chose 48 hours as the timeline. Why not, I mean, are we going to get a bill that says it has to be 45 hours next year, or 36 years, or 24 hours? What is it about 48 hours that was so important to you that you put it in this bill?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would answer that 48 hours seems like an appropriate amount of time for law enforcement agencies to be aware of convictions, and to be able to notify department of criminal justice services.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the yield for one more question?
[Unknown]
I would so yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would like know from the gentleman, timeline I think is very important. So if dcjs, if somebody learned of a violation, a crime of moral turpitude at 3:00 p.M. On February 17th, 2017, how would they go about giving the notice to dcjs? In a timely fashion.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would respond that electronic mail is always the best way to be able to communicate with people in the 21st century. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
No further questions. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
That wouldn't be a problem just yet.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker I have move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
The gentleman -- Mr. Collins.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would ask that the patron would yield for a few questions.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I will.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I am a little at a disadvantage, I cannot see the Delegate through your desk. But he's there. I would ask the gentleman -- I would ask the gentleman if an individual was convicted of a misdemeanor, a crime of moral turpitude, therefore losing his job, but he has ten days to appeal from said conviction in the general district court how that would affect the 48-hour notice.
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker, I would respond to the gentleman from Frederick county that he should note the context and the text of this bill. At 15.2-1707 subsection b, it already allows the department of criminal jaws tis services -- justice services to at their discretion delay decertification until the finaleity -- finality of a judgment. [ applause ] [ cheering ]
[Unknown]
I kind of thought everybody knew that. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would simply say I still think it was a good question. But I thank the gentleman for his answer. [ laughter ]
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Would the gentleman rise for a quick question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman rise?
Alfonso Lopez
He is risen.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Considering the timeline of 48 hours, could the gentleman tell the body how many episodes of songs of the mountains he could watch within that period? [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would say 48.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 21 of the calendar, House bill 2077, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the cold relating to the emergency services and disaster law of 2000. Firearms, emergency shelter. Report from committee of militia, police and public safety.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilg.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 2077 eliminates the authority of any governmental entity to prohibit the otherwise lawful possession, carrying, transportation, sale, or transfer of firearms in any facility used as an emergency shelter during a disaster. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Chairman, will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Marcus Simon
I will yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Chairman, I ask the gentleman, if he's aware of the limited language that he's striking from the code, the language that grants the governor the authority to suspend the rights in emergency shelters. When did that come into the code?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I am not aware of when it came into the code.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the general assembly here, the answer to that question is 20062006 -- 2006 we passed this bill. It said essentially even in state of emergency, the governor couldn't suspend people's second amendment rights, because these are important fundamental constitutional rights. We said what about emergency shelters. What about when people are crammed together in tight living conditions, sometimes, as small as eight or nine people in a school gymnasium, an armory. Don't you think it would be unsafe? We were permitted an exception. It says except, you know, if the governor determines it is necessary for public safety in an emergency shelter. I have gotten a lot of grief lately, because I keep harping on this issue of the slippery slope, that you start with something, and then it evolves. Some years later you come back, and you take away some of the exceptions. Right? This is the example. It is hard to understand -- when I say, you know, it seems that you all want guns everywhere, including emergency shelters, where women and children are huddled, where they are trying to grab whatever belongings, they have, they are under stress, they don't know how their property is doing, what is going around them. And you want to introduce firearms to that situation. We had a bill that went to this exact issue ten years ago, but said don't worry, there is an exception. Now we are coming back to strip out the exception. This is a classic example of guns everywhere, everyone, all the time solution to a problem that doesn't exist, and I really hope it is the pleasure of the body not to engross this bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt.
Tony Wilt
Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Tony Wilt
Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the gentleman's comments, but I would say that since that time that that language was put into the bill we've experienced some natural disasters. In those situations where folks were crammed into facilities, there was immense travesties that was enacted upon the folks that were crammed into those. And I guess at the end of the day, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, it comes down to a basic philosophy, should we allow the citizens to protect themselves, or should we rely on, you know, whatever entity it would be to protect us that, again, those resources are already going to be stressed because of the natural emergency, the disaster that's taking place, and I happen to trust the citizens to protect themselves. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2078. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to alcohol beverage control, mixed beverage performing arts facility license. Report from committee on general laws with an Mr. Speaker, there is also a amendment. Floor amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt.
Tony Wilt
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
Question on adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Committee amendment agreed to. Gentleman from Rockingham .
Tony Wilt
Mr. Speaker, I move the floor amendment.
[Unknown]
The clerk will read the floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Offered by Delegate wilton line 154, line 154, after the words "located in the" insert "arts and cultural district of the"
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Rockingham ?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, the overall issue of House bill 2078 is to carve out a special application for an entertainment venue in the city of Harrisonburg. The floor amendment that you just heard in discussions with my -- the gentleman I carried the bill for in the city of Harrisonburg, they have some discussions. City felt like that additional language would even more narrowly draw, you know, where this would apply to, and so that's why I introduced that. And I move that the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the floor amendment offered by the gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt. As many as favor that motion opposed no. Say aye. Floor amendment is agreed to. Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. The motion is agreed to. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
Tony Wilt
Continuing with House bill second reading regular House bill 2185. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to alcoholic beverage control, granting of certain mixed beverage licenses, report from committee on general laws with amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from -- Mr. Yost.
Tony Wilt
I move adoption of the committee amendments.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the commit yo amendments. As many as favor that say aye. The amendment is agreed to. Gentleman from Giles .
[Unknown]
Thank you. The House bill bill allows the abc board to issue a mixed beverage to meadows swim club. Pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion opposed no. Say aye. The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 22 of today's calendar, House bill 2291. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code relating to electric utility regulation, recovering costs of modifications to nuclear power generation facilities. Report from committee on commerce and labor with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from appalachia, Mr. Kilgore. [ laughter ]
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, I move we adopt the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of the committee amendment. Favor -- as many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. That amendment is agreed to.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 2291 allows dominion to ask the state corporation commission to approve expenses necessary to extend the life of the north anna and surrey existing nuclear units, it would be an extension of an additional 20 years. It does not remove any discretion from the secretariat to determine whether extending the life of these units is necessary or in the public interest. Hopefully the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2308, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code -- excuse me, a section of the code relating to carrying a con seemed handgun, retired conservation officers. Report from militia, police and public safety.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Lunenburg ,
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Wright. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, House bill 3085 louse -- 3085 louse any conservation officer retired from the can't department of conservation and recreation ha has been retired at least ten years and reached the age of 55, to be eligible to carry a concealed handgun. Hope it is the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, returning to Page 15 of the printed calendar, Page 15, Delegate Yost 's bill, House bill 1912. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to absentee voting, eligibility of persons granted a protective order. Report from the committee on privileges and elections. Mr. Speaker, there are floor amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Giles, Mr. Yost.
Joseph Yost
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members of the body. House bill 1912 entitles a person who has been granted a protective order the ability to vote absentee in elections. It would be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and fast it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House will be at ease.
Joseph Yost
The gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert. Mr. Speaker, I would -- I would ask if the clerk, if the amendments are in the system yet. All right.
[Unknown]
We were just kind of hoping it would go by for the day.
[Unknown]
I realize that. I wanted to make sure. I so move, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Shenandoah moves the bill go by for the day. Without objection, the bill by for the day. Contested calendar. Resolutions on dushen contested calendar, House joint resolution 548, moved to the regular calendar, according 0ly, first bill in the block, uncontested resolutions is House joint resolution 573, Delegate Bulova, January 24, 2018 and each succeeding day as day in
[Unknown]
Mr. Bulova? Virginia.
[Unknown]
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. On happier business, as was explained, House joint resolution 573, does establish January 14th, 2018, and each year thereafter as pongle day in Virginia. As our speaker knows, pongle is a revered holiday for tamil indians, essentially their equivalent to our thanksgiving. There are actually 75 million tamils worldwide who trace their ancestry to southern india. I am delighted many of us in this House have the privilege of being able to represent many tamils in Virginia, and they are very vibrant and growing community. The resolution is simply a way to recognize the numerous contributions of the tamil community while also sharing their rich traditions with other virginians. I would move we pass the resolution, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block, House joint resolution 610. Designating the third week in August of 2017 and each succeeding year as Virginia aviation week. Report from the committee on rules.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Danville, Mr. Marshall.
Danny Marshall
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, House joint resolution 610, a jobs resolution. We haven't had one this year. So we have nine commercial airports in Virginia. We have five international airports, 11 military air installations, 57 public use airports, and more than 6,000 aircraft take off and landing each day in the commonwealth. $29 billion in economic activity, which is almost 260,000 jobs. Just to my area alone, rolls royce south of us is a company that makes jet epping inches. They have -- engines. They have a number of Danville community college graduates there. In my district we have gso aviation that rebuilds instruments. We have sgs, a company that just located from the u.K. To Danville because of the aviation. Goodyear tire and rubber makes aircraft tires, and alcoa titanium that makes aluminum titanium for aircraft. So move that we pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Danny Marshall
Continuing with the block on Page 24, House joint resolution 62, designated April 29, 2017 and each succeeding year as miss persons day in Virginia. Report from the committee on rules.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, miss Filler-Corn .
Eileen Filler-Corn
Speaking to the bill?
[Unknown]
Yes, ma'am.
Eileen Filler-Corn
Ladies and gentlemen, hj62 declares April 29th, 2017 and each succeeding year as missing persons day in Virginia. This brings -- this would bring awareness to the issue not just in Virginia, but also in surrounding states, as we have 630 missing individuals. Hope it will be the will of the body to agree to this resolution.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 640, designating the last Saturday in September in 2017 and in each succeeding year as public lands day in Virginia. Report from committee on rules, Mr. Speaker, with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. The substitute agreed to.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Virginia is moment to 22 -- home to national parks, wildlife areas, scenic waterways and wetlands identify as public lands. These lands are irreplaceable resource for us. They provide a place for Virginia residents and visitors to hike, bike, camp, hunt, fish, explore, and enjoy the great outdoors. This resolution recognizing the importance of Virginia public lands to our quality of life and economic well being in the commonwealth by making the last Saturday in September and every succeeding year Virginia public lands day. This coincides with national public lands day, also the last Saturday in December. Mr. Speaker, I move that the resolution be adopted.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block, House joint resolution 649. Designating the last Saturday in July in 2017 and in each succeeding year as mary ingalls remember ace day. Report from committee on rules.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Giles, Mr. Yost.
Joseph Yost
Thank you. House joint resolution 649, basically designates the last Saturday in July of each year. Starting this year, mary draper ingalls, a noted frontiersman with -- frontierswoman with an incredible amount of heroism. Hope it will be the pleasure of the body to pass the
[Unknown]
Just google it. Resolution. Thank you.
Joseph Yost
Continuing on Page 25, House joint resolution 656. Des ig nating the second Sunday in August, twent and each -- 2017 as spirit of 45 day in Virginia. Report from committee on rules.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Washington, Mr. O'quinn.
Israel O'Quinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House joint resolution 656 designates the last Sunday in 2016 and each succeeding year as spirit of 45 day, which of course celebrates the end of world war ii on August 14, 1945. A lot of spirit of '45 events are held across the commonwealth each year. Hopefully you have had the opportunity to attend one, and the unfortunate part is that each year we seem to have fewer and fewer world war ii veterans. Those who of course were from the greatest generation, and fought to defend our country and countries abroad. So hopefully it will be the pleasure of the House to pass the resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 744, designating April 16, 2018 and each succeeding year as world voice day in Virginia. Report from committee on rules.
Israel O'Quinn
The gentleman from Lynchburg, Mr. Garrett.
Scott Garrett
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, this resolution will recognize April 16th, 2018 and each succeeding year as world voice day in Virginia. Mr. Speaker, every year since 2002, Head and neck surm ons and other voice health -- surgeons and other voice health professionals joined together to recognize world voice day. World voice day encourages men and women, young and old, to assess their vocal health, and take action to improve or maintain good voice habits. Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the resolution, sir.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 745, designating the first week of July in 2017 and in each succeeding year as substance exposed infant awareness week in Virginia. Report from committee on rules.
Scott Garrett
The gentleman from Virginia Virginia beach, Mr. Stolle.
Chris Stolle
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We are all aware of the opioid crisis facing the commonwealth. Sometimes we forget about the youngest victims of this epidemic, hjr 745 designates the first week in July as neonatal abstinence syndrome awareness week in Virginia .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the resolution be adopted.
Chris Stolle
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Turning to paige 26 of the printed calendar, House joint resolution 7550, designating August 17, 2017, and in each succeeding year as coates disease awareness disease in Virginia. Report from committee on rules.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Hj 750 deals with coates disease. It is a rare eye disease you find particularly among young folks, it can cause blindness. Early detection very important, and generally you can detect it, in pictures. It is an awareness type thing. Hope it will be the pleasure of the House to adopt the resolution.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes the block, House joint 762 moved to the regular calendar.
Kirk Cox
Shall the resolutions be
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, no's zero.
[Unknown]
The resolutions are adopted.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's cal ebb dar, next category, resolutions, regular calendar. Resolutions regular calendar, Page 26 of the printed calendar, first up, House adopted. Joint resolution 765, confirming appointments by the speaker of the House of delegates, report from the committee on rules.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker, hj 765 will confirm an appointment by the speaker to the vcu health systems authority. I ask we adopt the resolution.
Bill Howell
Shall the resolutions be adopted. Clerk will close the roll.
Chris Jones
Ice -- ayes 95, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Resolutions are adopted.
[Unknown]
Page 27, printed calendar, House joint resolution 766. Confirming various appointments by the joint committee on rules. Report from House committee on
Bill Howell
The gentleman from colonial rules. Heights, Mr. Cox.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This confirms the joint rule appointments on Virginia interstate compaq for juveniles. Hope it will be the pleasure of the House to adopt the resolution.
Bill Howell
Shall the resolution be adopted. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96; no's zero.
[Unknown]
The resolution is adopted.
[Unknown]
Continuing, House joint resolution 767, confirming the appointment of mark j. Bucci as director of legislative services, report from the House committee on rules.
[Unknown]
Mr. Cox.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As the clerk announced, confirming the appoint am of mark vucci. Hope it be the pleasure of the House to adopt the resolution.
Bill Howell
Shall the resolution be adopted. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96; no's zero.
[Unknown]
The resolution is adopted.
[Unknown]
House resolution 2977, recognizing the -- 297, the influence of christian heritage in Virginia. Report from the committee on rules.
Bill Howell
Ja from Virginia beach -- the gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
I apologize. Hr 297, recognizes Virginia christian heritage. We just had a bill recognizing pongle day, a largely hindu festival. I like to say for us, know where we are going, you have to know where we came from. We have in my backyard about a mile from my home, first landing state park, where we had the first settlers from jamestown, they got on after you
[Unknown]
They have a prayer service for thanksgiving. Most of us when they walked in this chamber, a beautiful portrait in this legislative body. Which ironically enough, met in jamestown's church. This recognizes the influential of christian heritage in our founding for those that first came over, but also the fantastic work so many of the churches do, people of faith, that practice the gospel message of caring for the least of there's -- these. I simply ask the pleasure of this House to pass the resolution. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Shall the resolution be adopted. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 76, no's 7.
[Unknown]
Resolution is adopted.
[Unknown]
House resolution 302 has been taken by for the day. According to Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 23, of the printed calendar, Page 23, House joint resolution 548, has been moved to the regular calendar. House joint resolution 548, designating the week of September 10, 2017, and in each succeeding year as national suicide prevention week in Virginia, report from the committee on rules. Mr. Speaker, there are two floor amendments.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from stanton, Mr. Bell.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House joint resolution 548 designates the week of September 10th, in 2017 and each succeeding year as national suicide prevention week in Virginia. National suicide prevention week is an annual week-long campaign in the united states to inform the general public about prevention and warning signs. This resolution allows Virginia to coincide their celebration with the national suicide prevention week. I would ask that the resolution be passed.
[Unknown]
The clerk will report the floor amendments.
[Unknown]
Floor amendments offered by Delegate Simon to be introduced version, there are two. First amendment after line 19, line 19, of the introduced version, insert the following: "whereas, almost 50% of all successful suicide attempts involve a firearm, such attempts being successful more than 82% of the time, making suicide by firearm the most common and most lethal means nationwide, and" and then, Mr. Speaker, amendment number 2, after lyon 29 -- line 29, after line 29, insert "another whereas clause, "whereas the american foundation for suicide prevention endorses incorporating suicide prevention education as a basic tenet of firearm safety and responsible gun ownership and recently announced a partnership the national shooting sports foundation to launch a new firearms and suicide prevention education program nationwide in 2017 and".
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, members of the body, I applaud the gentleman for introducing this important resolution, and I think that suicide prevention is something that's important to all of us. It is a growing problem across the country, and in Virginia as well. In reading through the resolution, preparing to come to the floor today, I noticed what I saw as maybe an omission. Away do talk a lot about, we in gun safety and gun violence at the prevention talk about the issue of suicide by firearm, how important it is. In fact, you know, it's 50% of all suicides. To have a resolution about suicide prevention and suicide prevention program that didn't address very specifically the leading cause by far of suicide I thought was an omission that ought to be remedied. These amendments seek to add a whereas to explain why we are incorporating firearm safety and to add the firearm safety program that's, again, an initiative of the national shooting sports foundation and the american foundation for suicide prevention. Hope it be the pleasure of the body to adopt the amendments.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, point of order.
Marcus Simon
My question would be, and I am not sure, because it is a but when we look at the close call. Underlying legislation, it doesn't give any specifics in any of the whereases, as to what the cause of suicide would be, and would be -- would it be in keeping with the spirit and purpose of the legislation where we add one specific whereas provision, stipulating a means whereby suicide is accomplished, would that not be contrary to the underlying purpose of the resolution?
Bill Howell
Why don't we come up here and discuss it. Specific way of committing suicide. That was the only addition of a manner of doing this. The general thrust of the resolution was to designate the topic of suicide, not how how you went about it. You did it. So I am going to rule it is beyond the scope of the bill. Shall the resolution be adopted. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93; no's 2.
[Unknown]
The resolution is adopted.
[Unknown]
And Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 26 of the calendar, House joint resolution 762, Delegate Campbell, which designates the first weekend in August in 2017 and in each succeeding year as the weekend of prayer over students in Virginia. Report from committee on rules.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Smith, Mr. Camden.
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, you know, each August of every year, we send our kids back to school, and each and every year, it seems like they are experiencing more and more pressure internally from the system, and what House joint resolution 762 does is effectively designate the first weekend in August of this year and each succeeding weekend there aafter as -- thereafter as weekend of prayer over students day. I would ask the body to consider passing the resolution, it is non-sectarian in nature, it doesn't do anything other than request of citizens that they consider our students in prayer, wherever, however and whom ever they May pray.
Bill Howell
Shall the resolution be adopted. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95; no's 1.
[Unknown]
The resolution is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes today's calendar.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon.
John O'Bannon
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor. Motion.
John O'Bannon
My county and the commonwealth in the last week lost a wonderful public servant whose funeral was early today. He was david cackley, died at the age of 85, served for 36 consecutive years on our board of supervisors. He represented the three chopt district, he was a Wise, inched us treeious -- inch dust treeious man. He served the whole time that that part of the county was built out. I move that when we adjourn today, we adjourn in the honor of memory of david a. Cackley.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon moves that the House, when the House adjourn today, it adjourn in the memory of Mr. David cackley. As many as favor that motion, please rise. That resolution is agreed to. Does the clerk have any communications or announcements?
John O'Bannon
Just announcements, shall Mr. Speaker. Today the this afternoon and tomorrow morning's meetings schedules, change for today, the meeting time for commerce and labor, House committee on commerce and labor, they will meet immediately upon adjournment of the House across the way, House room d, a change in time. Then immediately upon adjournment of the full committee, commerce and labor sub2 will meet again in House room d. Half hour after adjournment today, committee on general laws will meet, regular time in House room c on the first floor of the general assembly building. Then immediately following adjournment of the full committee, House room c, general laws, sub number one will meet. Then general laws subcommittee number 3 will meet two hours after full adjournment of the full committee or presumably once sub number 1 completed. So general laws, subcommittee 1, then subcommittee 3 will meet this afternoon, all in House room c. Upstairs on the ninth floor at 4:00, the appropriations health and human resources subcommittee will be meeting in the 9th floor appropriations room, h and r sub at 4:00. Also today at that time, education committee's higher education subcommittee, they will be meeting down on the 5th floor, east conference room, education, higher ed sub 5 east at 4:00. Then looking ahead to tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25th, speakers bible study at 7:00 a.M. In the 6th floor speaker's conference room at 7:30, committee on counties, cities and towns subcommittee number 1 will be meeting on the 8th floor west conference room of the jab. At 8:00, military and veterans caucus will meet in the fourth floor west conference room. At 8:00 tomorrow, this is a change in time for the committee on education, education will meet at its normal place, House room d on Wednesday, but they will be meeting at 8:00. Then immediately upon adjournment of the full committee, education committee's elementary and secondary ed committee will meet in House room d as well. Tomorrow at 9:00 a.M., the agriculture d.Committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources will be meeting at the change in time for acnr, across the Hall in House room c. At 10:00, tomorrow morning, appropriation committee's general government and capital outlay sub will be meeting on the ninth floor appropriations room: probes, general government outlay at 10:00. Finally, Mr. Speaker, the democratic caucus will meet at 11:15 in House room 2. Republican caucus at 11:30. That's the announcements I have, sir.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move when the House adjourn today, it reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox, moves that when the House adjourn today, it adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. That motion is agreed to. Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
I move the House do now adjourn. Heights, Mr. Cox moves the
[Unknown]
Gentleman from colonial House do now adjourn. As many favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. That motion agreed to. House stands adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. 12:00 noon tomorrow.