01/25/2017 House Proceedings

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HB1437—00:00:15
HB1448—00:00:20
HB1456—00:01:10
HB1478—00:00:40
HB1515—00:00:15
HB1516—00:00:25
HB1529—00:00:50
HB1604—00:01:15
HB1608—00:00:40
HB1791—00:02:40
HB1810—00:00:40
HB1816—00:00:40
HB1884—00:00:20
HB2166—00:00:40
HB1415—00:01:30
HB1433—00:00:40
HB1455—00:00:35
HB1490—00:13:05
HB1552—00:01:20
HB1565—00:00:46
HB1681—00:00:50
HB1770—00:00:25
HB1889—00:00:20
HB1913—00:02:40
HB1983—00:00:50
HB2172—00:00:50
HB2341—00:01:45
HB1903—00:02:51
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—06:55
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:20
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—04:15
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—01:21
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—07:50
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—01:35
Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)—00:20
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—00:10
Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)—00:15
Rocky Holcomb (R-Virginia Beach)—00:50
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—00:10
Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)—00:15
Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)—02:30
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—01:40
Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)—00:25
Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)—00:20
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—01:30
Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)—01:25
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)—01:10
Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)—00:30
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:10
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:30
Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth)—00:35
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:45
Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)—00:50
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—00:10
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:15
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:25
Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)—00:20
Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)—00:25
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—01:10
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:40
Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)—00:05
Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)—00:45
Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)—01:10
Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)—00:40
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:25
Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)—01:10
Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)—01:20
Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)—00:30
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:55
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—00:20
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:15
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—02:25
Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)—00:15
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:10
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)—00:25
Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)—00:30
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—01:15
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:20
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:05
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:10
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:15
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:05
Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)—00:10
Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)—00:40
Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)—00:50
Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)—00:05
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:15
Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth)—00:05
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—00:25
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:25
Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)—00:30
Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)—00:46
Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)—00:10
Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)—00:05
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:10
Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)—00:10
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:00
Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)—01:00
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—01:05
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:15
Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico)—00:40
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—00:30
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:35
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—05:16
Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)—00:40
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—02:50
Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)—01:15
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—01:20
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—01:35
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—00:10
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:00
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—00:25
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:15
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—01:00
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:10
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—01:20
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—00:51
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:15
Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack)—00:05
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:25
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:20
Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)—02:50
Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)—00:10
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—00:55
Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)—00:55
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:45
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—00:05
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:00
Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth)—00:10
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:15
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:10
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:35
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Minutes

Called to order at 12 m. by William J. Howell, Speaker

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by The Reverend Ron W. Owens, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Spotsylvania

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leaves of Absence granted:

Journal for Tuesday, January 24, 2017, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 786, 804, 843, 855, 864, 865, 894, 901, 912, 926, 936, 960, 961, 964, 977, 1001, 1024, 1025, 1027, 1041, 1046, 1069, 1073, 1083, 1084, 1085, 1101, 1104, 1126, 1134, 1135, 1148, 1169, 1178, 1180, 1211, 1221, 1225, 1230, 1242, 1250, 1254, 1279, 1299, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1323, 1362, 1366, 1403, 1415
Senate joint resolution agreed to: SJR 241
House joint resolution agreed to: HJR 725

Committee reports
From Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: HBs 1477As, 1509As, 1520S, 1547 (referred), 1562S, 1619, 1680S, 1740, 1793As, 2009As, 2076As, 2200, 2211 (referred), 2254S, 2297As (referred), 2389 (referred)
From Commerce and Labor: HBs 1422S, 1659S, 1825S, 1883, 1974, 2037As, 2102, 2106As, 2230
From Education: HBs 1402S, 1408S (referred), 1410, 1498 (referred), 1512S, 1569S, 1592, 1605A (referred), 1664, 1721A (referred), 1724 (referred), 1757As (referred), 1848 (referred), 1886 (referred), 1887 (referred), 1911A, 1965, 1982S, 2014, 2173 (referred), 2174S (referred), 2306, 2426 (referred)
From General Laws: HBs 1530 (referred), 1678A, 1693A, 1712A, 1727, 1753, 1787, 1841 (referred), 1858A, 1872 (referred), 1940, 1952A, 1964 (referred), 1968, 1969A, 1979S, 2017S, 2096, 2148, 2151, 2245 (referred), 2278 (referred), 2285, 2302

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

CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1396 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1431S - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1461 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1486 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1537S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1554A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1623A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1651 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1686A - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1729 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1744 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1797 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1849 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1927 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1958S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 2006 - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 2034 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 2111 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)
HB 2325S - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1559S - Passed (Y-96 N-3)
HB 2207 - Passed (Y-70 N-29)
HB 1468A - Passed (Y-68 N-31)
HB 1696 - Passed (Y-64 N-34)
HB 1801A - Passed (Y-87 N-11)
HB 1842 - Passed (Y-83 N-14)
HB 2067 - Passed (Y-97 N-2)
HB 2077 - Passed (Y-64 N-34)
HB 2078A - Passed (Y-91 N-6)
HB 2185A - Passed (Y-82 N-16)
HB 2291A - Passed by for the day
HB 2308 - Passed (Y-74 N-25)
HB 1431S - Passed (Y-96 N-2)
HB 2006 - Passed (Y-97 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1404 - Engrossed
HB 1437S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1448A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1456S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1478 - Engrossed
HB 1479 - Engrossed
HB 1492 - Engrossed
HB 1493 - Engrossed
HB 1513S - Passed by for the day
HB 1515A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1516 - Engrossed
HB 1529 - Engrossed
HB 1545A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1560 - Engrossed
HB 1580A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1589A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1604S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1608 - Engrossed, Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1617 - Engrossed
HB 1618S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1626 - Engrossed
HB 1630 - Engrossed
HB 1641 - Engrossed
HB 1646 - Engrossed
HB 1647A - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1652 - Engrossed
HB 1654 - Engrossed
HB 1668A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1692 - Engrossed
HB 1709S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1713S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1791A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1810 - Engrossed
HB 1812 - Engrossed
HB 1816 - Engrossed
HB 1874A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1882 - Engrossed
HB 1884A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1903 - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1921 - Engrossed
HB 1992 - Engrossed
HB 1994 - Engrossed
HB 2050A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2166 - Engrossed
HB 2169 - Engrossed
HB 2268 - Engrossed
HB 2329 - Engrossed
HB 2377 - Engrossed
HB 2379 - Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1628A - Passed by until Monday, January 30, 2017
HB 1440 - Passed by for the day
HB 1466S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1852A - Passed by until Tuesday, January 31, 2017
HB 1912 - Passed by for the day
HB 1415A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Delegate Ware floor amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1432 - Passed by for the day
HB 1433 - Engrossed
HB 1455A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1476 - Engrossed
HB 1490A - Delegate Davis floor amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1552S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1565A - Delegate Webert floor amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1621 - Engrossed
HB 1660 - Passed by for the day
HB 1681 - Engrossed
HB 1770A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1889S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1913S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1931 - Engrossed
HB 1983 - Engrossed
HB 2172 - Engrossed
HB 2341 - Engrossed
HB 1647A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Delegate Loupassi floor amendment withdrawn, Engrossed
HB 1903 - Engrossed

RESOLUTION
REGULAR CALENDAR
HR 302A - Delegate Cox floor amendment agreed to, Agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1426
HB 1484
HB 1615
HB 1747
HB 1761
HB 1919
HB 1929
HB 2022
HB 2214
HB 2241

HOUSE BILL READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 2019

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 2:41 p.m. to meet Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 12 m.

Transcript

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>>>. >> P. >>> House will come to order. Members please take your seats. Sergeant at arms.
Bill Howell
The House is now in sessions. All persons not entitled to prif lenls on the floor please retire to the gallery.
Bill Howell
Members will rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend ron w owenss, pastor of calvary baptist church in Spotsylvania and remain standing to the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america led by gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Heavenly father, we're thankful for the freedom we enjoy, the provisions to supply our every need and providence. We're humbled at the thought of your display of strength and power through your creation, we're blessed to have founding fathers who sought your guidance and provision for our represent. We longingly ask for safety and provision for representatives and ask you'll bless them and keep them according mighty God your name we pray, amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ]. >> Members will answer roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
Kirk Cox
I've examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for January 24th, 2017. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 are under order. Does the cheshg have announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Not at this time.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I was proud this morning to stand with senators normant and announce we've reached an agreement on a salary increase for state employees and state police. Mr. Speaker, too long we've treated our state employees as an after thought, last year, general assembly provided a 3% salary increase to state employees and provided a second installment in a new state police pay plan. The revenues were if the realized so actions could be put in place. When that failed to happen, our state employees lost their pay raise. In fact, the entire compensation package for all employees groups was contingent on meeting the revenue forecast. Despite the fact the share of funding would not be released to school divisions and colleges and universities, this did not hamper their efforts to provide pay raises. All but 12 gave a salary action. This is not a criticism. Pay raises are determined by local school boards. Mr. Speaker, could --
[Unknown]
House will come to order. Members please take your seats. In fact, we'll pay our share of cost when we rebench mark the cost of public education every two years. Likewise, visitors at colleges and universities have authorities to grant pay raises to faculty which many did. Unfortunately, state agencies do not have the same authority to grant a general salary increase to state workers. The authority resides solely with the general assembly. Throughout the process, I and members of the propations committee were mindful of men and women who served commonwealth. Workers build and maintain our roads as correctional officers, state troopers that protect us, nurses, direct care attendants that provide care and services to those in need. These are the faces of government. Who, unlike policy makers have to implement programs, and do them in a cost-effective manner. The governor's introduced budget, House bill 1500 failed to provide a pay raise for our state employees, Mr. Speaker, talking about making tough choices and setting priorities. For two weeks we have reyachl yammined House bill 1500, and have looked at discretionary spending decisions made last session. Our task was to make state workers and state troopers a priority with our budget amendment. Mr. Speaker, your work force commission urged general assembly to restore that lost pay raise. This budget that we'll adopt by committee will up hold that recommendation. Our storing 3% pay raise effective July of 2017. In addition, we'll allocate $10.5 million to increase starting salary of hard-working men and women who wear the badge, our Virginia state troopers. [ applause ].
[Unknown]
This action will take the starting salary of state trooper from $36,500 to $43,000. These men and will will get 3% increase on top of that to let them know we care, we appreciate what they do, as you know, we have been fighting for the last handful of months trying to figure out what we do with state police and loss and retirement of many. This morning I was given a memo with 18 officer who's resigned or retired in December, some might ask we're their only resort of pay. I stand here today and feel the state police were a top priority. What you'll see on the fifth of December will demonstrate that. Mr. Speaker, I applaud our school boards for meeting needs of teachers and pledge on behalf of the committees to redirect more funding to school decisions that gives them total discretion and does not require local governments to match that support. Last year, the House reestablished a salary of sending back a portion of lottery basis, at this time, at that time, I stated our goal was to get back to 40% proceeded in this manner. The budget last year approximately 30% of the lottery proceeds in 2018. Knowing what the goal is, Mr. Speaker, we're working hard to identify resources to hopefully achieve 40% level in 2018. If we achieve this goal, the schools will get much-needed flexibility in allocating dollars where they think it is best served or to fund their share of getting to 100% of the required rate. Added benefit to this method is that local governments do not have to match it in order to receive it. Back in the day a 50-50 match was required. Last year, $157 million in new hotry moneys to go back to school division to get to $200 million mark in 18 which will free up and give them flexibility to address needs. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, thank you for your patience and time. And I have stated on the floor many times, that a budget is about your priorities. There will be some disappointed because some things will not be able to be funded. Senators normalent and myself addressed mental health and are xited to working with you to see when the budget comes out on the fifth and on the floor Thursday, we feel it will be one you can support because the thought will have gone into providing for those in need for the best of our ability to pay. Thank you for your time and attention.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Chris Peace
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House visiting are members in leadership from Virginia podiatric medical association. They play an important role in the health care system and first to diagnose diabetes and serve the neediest among us, going into nursing homes and seeing patients that don't normally receive care. I ask members of the House give them a very warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Greason.
Tag Greason
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction and announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Tag Greason
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I 'm pleased to welcome members of the delegation from my alma mater from george Mason university. If they're in l gallery, please stanld. Nearly 100 students, faculty, staff and alumni joined us for annual Mason lobbies event. Many of you were kind enough to welcome them and speak with them. Having grown in its enrollment by 18% in the last 10 years, attracting 30% of the state's total growth for four year institutions. It is the leader in innovator in the movement to increase enrollment from transfer students from local community colleges. In effort to help reduce the cost of a four-year degree, Mason is doing their part and for that, Mr. Speaker, I welcome them on their lobby day. And I ask that the House give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and an announcement. In case some of you did not know, yesterday we had a basketball game against the Senate. We had a great turn out of members, and member siblings and staff and people in the fans, cheering us on. A great support structure from our pages and I will tell you the House once again, beats the Senate, soundly. The score was 31-17. As I often say, ben wallace scored 10, the Senate scored 7. We scored 31. So that is how it broke down if you go Head to Head. I'd like to thank members who played. We had a great team. Led by our captain, our coach, chris Jones, I think chris played 27 out of 30 minutes or so but had a great, yes, player coach, yes. Great outing. I'd like to thank those of you who came to support it. I'd like to thank our pages, they deserve a round of applause. They did a great job. For sure. I'd like to thank vcu for hosting us. I'd like to thank elliott saddler, nascar driver who pledged $5,000 towards the Massie cancer center, and he was one of our leading scorers on the team. Double thank you to elliott saddler and his family. And all though he spent time on the losing team, it's to have an nba legend like ben wallace come out and play for a great charity event. He was the four-time defensive player of the year. He won championships and he's a great community leader and it was nice to have him even though he played for dark side of the Senate, maybe he'll play for us and join a winning team in the years to come, I 'm sure. And lastly, Mr. Speaker, what this is all about, is raising money for the Massie cancer center. We have raised $28,500 for the cancer center. With those contributions we have a chance to eclipse last year's. If you have not written a check, there still time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker for supporting the event. Here's to us winning another year, next year to beat the Senate. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from powahatan Mr. Ware.
[Unknown]
Thank you, mrgs -- Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
I was delighted to hear the words from the chairman about the kinds of things we're going to be doing on behalf the men and women who serve the commonwealth of Virginia and those state troopers. I think it's important to note that in the House, we have two committees that work on revenues and budgets. The revenue committee is the House finance committee. And our finance committee worked hard this year, and the members, all of you have taken difficult votes on some promising and even beguiling suggestions in tax policy and initiatives. Many of you brought strong cases and thing that's we will need to consider going forward and hopefully, our revenues continue to increase. Hard votes you've taken in those committees have helped to make possible what chairman Jones and folks down the Hall have been able to do for that. I want to take this opportunity to thank you. We have subcommittee chairs Byron, Cline, and Hugo. And all of you who helped to make those hard decisions. I express my appreciation for what you've done and partnership we've been able to work on to make this announcement this morning. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, very Wise and thoughtful member of the House of delegates opened our 2015 session with this quote. They said often, public service is a privilege. None of us are entitled to the seats we hold in this body. Perhaps now, more than any time, there must be mindful of the trust our fellow citizens placed in us and expectations, duties and obligations in the position we hold. Our fellow citizens demand honor, integrity and civility. I encourage all of us, public and democrats alike to renew our commitments. Mr. Speaker, those are your words. My second here and they stuck with me. I'm, the civilian Peace, sometimes has been a bit of a struggle for me. I'm passionate about the things I believe in and reasons I 'm here, we have rules and standards, traditions, norms, often enforced with nothing more than peer pressure to help us maintain that civility. That is an important part of what distinguishes us from counter parts in Washington, that is what we tell ourselves and the world. That is or Virginia way. In 2017, it's important that we elected officials demand from ourselves and our peers that honor, integrity, and truthfulness our citizens expect and deserve and demand. One week ago yesterday we had to submit a fairly detailed statement of economic interest. Including details for real estate holdings and mutual funds. The process changed, and has more tee tail specifics as we work together on ethics reform. Filling out the form was tedious. We managed to get it done from the deadline. We knew what the deadline was and made every detailed entry. And this is a new disclosure we had to do. Including the who, what, where, surrounding those gifts. If it was over $100 we had to explain why we thought it's okay we take it. This body has come a long way when it comes to ethics reform. Thanks to the bipartisan efforts of the gentleman from Shenandoah, and Senator McClellan. The Virginia way has gotten a makeover because we decided our constituents, the people of Virginia expect more from their elected officials than the scandal that's dominated the headlines when I arrived here in Richmond. Unfortunately, not all of Virginia 's elected officials seem to have gotten the memo on the new Virginia way. The very first big story out of the new congress fwee toured Virginia 's delegation prominently. Congressman bob goodlawn led the charge to weaken the office of congressional ethics. He wanted to take away their investigative authority. He almost got away with it, but the public demands more from elected officials. That same confres file had, the president set the tone by failing to disclose his own tax returns. We heard from the majority leader that the president is a man who does what he says. Now, we hear he won't release the tax returns because nobody cares. How do we know we care if we can't see what is in them? We're starting to learn what the big story was to get the nomination hearings done. Representative tom Price and we learned president's pick for management and budget acknowledged he failed to pay more than $15,000 for a household employee. There is a time when that sort of information was enough to sink a nominee. We've learned trump's pick for epa secretary, Scott pruitt admits to acting in behalf of oil and gas interests while attorney general of oklahoma. So much for trying to drain a swamp. Drain a swamp. Like other praises it could mean different things to different people. On this side of the aisle we think it means people are sick of the picks. The system, we keep hearing is rigged in favor of those who can afford to pay to write their own rules to make sure we win the game. So I can say many of you have been here longer than I have will agree we've changed the way we do business here in Richmond. With one hup gift cap, going to being wined and dined to brown bag group lunches. Our constituents expect and demand more. What if someone knew and wanted to blow the whistle? Who would they tell? What could they do about it? We've got gaping loopholes. We have to give our council investigative authority. American people made it clear they believe offices of ethics ought to have those powers. The council can grant immunity and give all clear, but doesn't have power to pursue allegations of wrong doing. That needs to change. Can we agrew there ought to be a law that you can't use funds to enrich yourself, and use them for campaigning? So we filed our year long campaign finance reports. Actually scrolling through that bill on this coming up in a couple days. Members of the body, legally, I might add, reimbursing lobbyists for meals and entertainment they can't lawfully accept as a gift from campaign accounts. We've left a gaping hole if you take a campaign contribution and use that to pay for the gift. Our constituents demand that from their elected officials. We have an opportunity to finish the job and I hope we will. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Chesterfield, miss Robinson .
Roxann Robinson
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, thank you. I have two introductions.
[Unknown]
I hope for the american heritage truth, I hope they'll stand. If not they're on the capitol ground somewhere. The faith based girl Scott program now has 45,000 members located in 49 states. American heritage group is a promise to love God, cherish my family, and serve my community.
Roxann Robinson
We're delighted to have visitors with us. We hope you enjoy your time at the capitol.
[Unknown]
My second is for one of our excellent elementary schoolteachers in Chesterfield County, summer Davis. I hope she's in the gallery to stand. Yesterday we had another Virginia lottery super teacher, honored for ability to motivate students through her fun, yet disciplined classroom. Good grades earn students opportunities to throw pies at the teacher, have pool noodle fights and eat bugs. She's eaten cricket brownies and still standing congratulations.
[Unknown]
We're delighted to have you with us today and could probably use your skills as a fifth grade teacher. I thought you had three? Two.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In the gallery is a group of 55 individuals with northern Virginia association of realtors. This trade association is the largest trade association of northern Virginia. Our most populist region. Our realtors are active in their associations and I ask them to stand if they're here.
Bill Howell
We're pleased to have them, whenever they might be. Gentleman from Alexandria, Mr. Levine.
Mark Levine
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Mark Levine
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Prior to my entry into the August chamber, the 45th district was represented by rob krupika. He is with us today and I ask everyone to give him a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
He gave up all of this for making doughnuts. Gent wellom from Fairfax, miss Kory .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, tomorrow at 8:00 in seven west we'll have a meeting of the new american caucus and discuss legislation and have presentations to teach us a little bit more about what life is like here for immigrants. And I hope I will see some of you there.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, today we have with us in the gallery a recipient of the Virginia lottery super teacher award, miss karen darvinos. She is a teacher at pembroke elementary school and won this award in 2013 and I 'm happy to help recognize her today, she's here she's able to apply innovative ways to reach students and parents in the classroom. As a military spouse she was able to apply her experience and create a pen pal program between students working to develop writing skills and deployed service members of the navy. You ask you give her a warm House welcome and thank her for her dedication to education and the community.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'ban non.
John O'Bannon
Mr. Speaker, I rise for introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
John O'Bannon
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It's my pleasure to introduce Virginia assisted living association folks today. It's their day on the hill. These represent large, and small asised living facilities. They're basically 12,000 citizens across state. I hope you give them a welcome today as they come to visit with you.
Bill Howell
Ms. Ed to have visitors and thank you for all you do for the commonwealth. Gentleman from Richmond city, miss Carr .
Betsy Carr
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Betsy Carr
Mr. Speaker, January is national mentoring month. With us in the gallery today are a few members of the Virginia mentoring partnership which supports mentoring programs across our commonwealth. We know mentoring works. All while helping to provide the need for costly interventions in life. Young people who are mentored are more likely to volunteer in our community. The Virginia mentoring partnership works to coordinate over 4,000 mentorships every year. It can provide a young person with an excellent role model. I have been privileged to see the successes of what it can bring. And how it can lead to a lifetime friendship. I ask the members of the body give me a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Thank you the members for all they do for us. Gentleman from Fairfax, m Keam .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a brief point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, this morning some of us had a chance to talk to the Virginia commerce and one conversation was the part of jay lark and inefficiencies and uchl lack of results we have seen. So I look forward to working with colleagues to improve processes by which edp does business now and should be doing better business. And I want to make sure that we recognize and applaud, and celebrate opportunities which Virginia companies are expanding, thanks to the work of a lot of our economic developments whether county level, state level, across the board, with our governor focused on job creation, I do think there are opportunities for us in a bipartisan way to celebrate as they encourage larger, more job opportunities and so from that perspective, we want to share story that's happened just in the last few days that involve my House district in northern Virginia. I represent that vienna and tysons which are adjoining areas. And that area is becoming very attractive place for it businesses, especially those that deal with the federal government in that area. This week, the governor announced that two announcements in terms of bringing new jobs, maybe the credit unit announced 1400 jobs and expansion are excited about that. I'd like to thank folks for continuing to grow that industry. The governor announced that one of the companies Head quartered in my district called favorite tech consulting, that is focusing on it and serving veterans and health care needs just announced they'll expand, and increase headquarters with 1200 new jobs in and around Fairfax County. Those are great opportunities to celebrate continuing entrepreneurship, and job creation as a result of the business environment we have. So I 'd like to thank her for her announcement and thank all of you for helping to make Virginia a great place for business, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for introduction.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, members of the Virginia fraternal order of police. We'd like to ask them to stand up. Mr. Speaker, we have the state sergeant at arms and Virginia secretary, Virginia honey cut and Virginia jackie thurston, and skip blanchard and members of the sop. It is made up of 7500 sworn larment officers including local law enforcement, our sheriff deputies, corrections officers and others. They're supported by an auxiliary lodge. And I like to say. They're the only virginians that have to wear a bulletproof vest and gun to go to work. Today is their annual rally day. This is the 28th anniversary of law enforcement appreciation day here and they're here to offer opinions both for and against legislations and hosting their 29th anniversary reception tonight at old city Hall building at 5:00. And every Delegate and Senator is invited to attend. We hope you can make it over there. Mr. Speaker, I 'd ask the House to give a very warm welcome to the men and women that have to put on a gun, and a bulletproof vest to go to work. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. >> We're honored to have the members visiting with us today. Thank you for all you do to protect the people of the common wealth. The gentleman from Middlesex, Mr. Hodges. 1f
Keith Hodges
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House we have with you today women from the farm bureau womens' sea and their mission is to work through education to strengthen knowledge of agriculture, local community and set examples of stewardship and at reach projects, political involvement by advocating for farm bureau policies and to be a strong voice for Virginia farmers. Join me in welcoming farm bureau womens committee, giving them a warm House welcome.
Keith Hodges
We hope you enjoy your time in the capitol.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, miss McQuinn .
Delores McQuinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
I just want to announce the cancer caucus is going to be held tomorrow from 9:30 to 11:30 p.M. In 7 west. And so once again, I want to invite everyone to please join us as we hear about the latest advances in cancer research and education. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Delores McQuinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I think you know in Charlottesville we have the university but we have the college. And it's formed in 1972, since that time, it's been providing great education for folk who's have decided to attend there. There are about 213,000 people attending over the years and have awarded 12,000 associate degrees and certificates and a lot of them extended to a one of the things unique about four-year college. Pvcc they're taking on more of the load, providing credentialing program keping people from education into jobs. They've had a unique program to provide training that could take jobs at local defense analysts, locations, and now, for those of you interested in craft breweries and wineries they have special programs to teach people how to do that line of work, which is increasingly connie jorganson is here. I hope you give them a warm, House of delegates welcome. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Giles, Mr. Yost.
Joseph Yost
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for two introductions.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, two members are here for advocacy day. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to give a warm House welcome to keith marshal and councilman michael turk. If they will please rise.
Joseph Yost
Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Also joining us are more than 100 advocates here for voices of Virginia 's children, vocal Virginia, mental health america Virginia and campaign for children's mental health. They're spending the day sharing stories and sad voe indicating for resources to improve and strengthen the mental health system for children and adults. It is critical and we have a duty to address mental health issues and let those with mental health disorders know we care about them as we address mental health issues during this session and beyond, it is my hope we'll work to make much-needed improvements and access to care, and availability of community-based services. What we do will have a lasting impact on thousands of children, adolescents and adults and I hope it be the pleasure of the body to give them a warm House welcome.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mrs. Filler-corn.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction and motion.
Bill Howell
Okay. Gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Joining us today, is aki token, the winner of the poetry outloud contest. He beat out over 317,000 other high school students. He was Virginia pol state champion in 2015, now continuing his dramatic studies at american musical and dramatic academy of new York city. As the arts caucus chair, and on behalf of my colleague, Delegate Davis, I 'd ask them to rise and ask our colleagues to give him a warm welcome. There he is with his mom and step dad. And welcome to the House, thank you.
[Unknown]
Congratulations on your achievements. Glad you can visit us and hope you enjoy your visit here.
[Unknown]
And Mr. Speaker, a motion. A request for hb1608 be move toed regular calendar for purpose of an abstention. Mr. Speaker, should I wait until --
[Unknown]
If you want to move it after engrossment?
[Unknown]
That will be fine.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach Mr. Stolle.
Chris Stolle
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for introduction.
[Unknown]
It is my pleasure to recognize the members of the Hampton roads legislation. They're riz viting to meet on issues of importance and representing over 550 members dedicated to promoting best interest to special real estate in the Hampton roads region. And focusing upon presenting an authoritative and factual voice that impact ability to successfully conduct business of commercial real estate. Mr. Speaker, I hope you'll join me in giving these visitors a warm House welcome.
Chris Stolle
Thank you for your visit.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Today, I rise to introduce you to the 7th grade class of the alphada academy. If you'd stand. It inspires a commitment to excellence in all aspects of life. The mission is to cultivate a thriving american muslim identity that balances religion, academic and cultural knowledge and imparts importance of civil involvement and charitable work. I've done lots of work with students and teachers and they're engaged in making our community a better place. I ask you join me in giving them a warm House welcome, thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from culpepper.
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
We have students from woodberry forest school. Woodberry forest was established in 1889 producing leaders in the united states and across the world. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
We're pleased to have students with us today, hope you enjoy your time here.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.. >>> He want to introduce this morning today, members of blue ridge community college, they're here today to observe workings of the committees. Mr. Speaker, especially want to introduce them because they're celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and they were formed in 1966 as a result of then governor godwin's initiative to create the community college system. So I hope the House will welcome them this morning.
Tim Hugo
We're pleased to have the visitors with us today. Hope you enjoy your time here in the capitol. Gentle woman from Sussex miss fowl er. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
Gentlewoman May proceed.
Tim Hugo
Thank you, today is Brunswick stew day. It is an annual event which began during 2002 session of the assembly with House joint resolution number two, designating the fourth Wednesday of January as Brunswick stew day. Sue master, chad steve and bill stead are the 2016 Brunswick County Brunswick County stew champions. They cooked over 85 gallons of stew for us today. In the gallery, I would ask them to stand please give them a warm welcome and thank them for a wonderful lunch today. Thank you so much.
Bill Howell
Thank you once again. It's a treat we look forward to every year. Thank you for effort and time you put into delivering the good stew to us. We thank you. Gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a brief announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Jackson Miller
Mr. Speaker, when introducing fop, I said that the reception they're holding tonight was at old city Hall. I stand corrected. It's been charged to war memorial and fraternal order of police will provide transportation, if you're lucky, with lights and sirens. It's going to be at the war memorial and all members are welcome. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Clerk will announce moves that have been given to him.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, on Page two of today's printed calendar within the block for House bills on third reading uncontested, House bill 1431, patroned by Delegate Cole requested to be moved to the regular calendar. And turning forward to Page six of the printed calendar, continuing with that block, House bill 2006, patroned by Delegate Carr asked to be moved to regular calendar, we have motions submit forward bye for the day. On Page 11 of the printed calendar, within House bills on third reading regular, House bill 2291, patroned by Delegate Kilgore, actually motion will be made to take that bye for the day at the request of Delegate Sullivan. On Page 14, House bill 1513, patroned by Delegate Farrell asked to be taken bye for the day. And then, Mr. Speaker, turning further along to Page 30 of the printed version within House bills on second reading, regular, House bill 1440, patroned by Delegate Bell, take that by for the day. And House bill 1912 ask to take that bye for the day. Page 32, House bill 1432 and Page 34, Delegate grease on's House bill 1660 requested by him to go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
If you can stand up, they do a great job and take a bus tour to lobby on lobby day. Realtors do great work in our communities to make them great and promote ideals of homeownership. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Are there further motions or resolutions?
[Unknown]
Calendar for today, Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, for the Virginia House of delegates, first categories of bills, House bills on third reading uncontested calendar. Page one, printed calendar, the 17 bills in the block as follows, 1396, Page 2, 1431 moved to regular calendar, and continuing with the block, House bill 1461, 1486, 1537, 1534. 1623, Page four, House bills 1651, 1686, 1729, House bill 1744, 1797, 1849, turning to Page six, continuing with the blk, House bill 1927, 1958, House bill 2006 has been moved to regular calendar. And rounding out the block, third reading uncontested 2034, 2011 and 2325.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 99, no, 0.
[Unknown]
The bills are passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, Page eight, House bills on third reading regular. 151 the nine a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia respect to renewal of identification cards.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bills two # 207, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to school food stamp program, excessive request for replacement of electric benefit transfer card.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 70, no, 29.
Bill Howell
House bill 1468 united states immigration and customs enforcement. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close l roll. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill relating to alcoholic beverage control. Delivery of persons holding a wine, and beer, license.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 87, no, 11. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1842 relating to alcoholic beverage control, neutral grain spirits or alcohol sold at government stores, proof.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
I, 33, no, 14. And House bill 2037 related to did he certification of law enforcement officers, notification. Shall the bill pass? Aye, 97, no, two. House bill 2077 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to emergency services and disaster laws 2000. Firearms, emergency shelter.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Okay. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 65, no, 34.
[Unknown]
House bill 2078 related to alcoholic beverage control, mixed beverage license.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 91, no, six. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2185, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to alcoholic beverage control, granting of certain mixed beverages, licenses.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 82, no, 16.
[Unknown]
2291 bye for the day. 2308 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to carrying a concealed handgun, retired conservation officers.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 74, no, 25. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page two of the printed calendar, House bill 1431 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to compensation prohibitions.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 96, no, two. The bill is passed. And Mr. Speaker, House bill 2006 relating to the Virginia fair housing law, rights, response owibilities with respect to the use of an assistance animal in a dwelling.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will cross the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 97, no, o.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, next category, House bills on second reading uncontested. There are approximately four dozen bills in the block today. Beginning with Page 12, House bill 1404. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to ma lishus activation of fire alarms.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 1404 would change the code currently. It's only unfortunate to mallish were yously activate a fire alarm if a public building or assembly building. Apartment buildings or dormitories it is not against the law to maliciously activate a fire aharm. I hope it had been the will of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Mark Cole
House bill 1437 a bill relating to student sight and hearing testing, exception with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. And I hope it be the will of of the body to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1448 to reenact section of the code of Virginia related to qualified trustee of spend thirst trust with an amendment.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Virginia
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move to adopt beach. The committee amendment. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Amendment agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker it is a technical correction to fix the spend thrift trust statute. It only takes a technical error related to trustee. I hope it be the pleasure of the bod yes to pass the bill to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1456, a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia related to custody and visitation orders, parenting time. With a substitute.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Albo.
Dave Albo
Mr. Speaker, I move substitute.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute agreed to.
Dave Albo
Members of the House this was a suggestion from an attorney at my law firm that does family law. What he found in the course of practice was that when parents are fighting in a divorce over custody to child often times, when he uses term parenting time, almost all cases settle, so I thought we can put this in the code so that judges could use the term parenting time. And so we carried it over because of Virginia state bar association wanted to look at it. They came back with this suggestion. I think it's going to solve problems. I hope it be pleasure of the
[Unknown]
House bill 1478 a bill to House. Amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to a tax exemption reporting to committee on finance.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Caroline, m Orrock .
[Unknown]
House bill 1478 to address circumstance that has arisen around electric cooperatives and financing of same, it has been the practice when the electric co-op filed a deed of trust it is never considered to be subject to the tax. One local government said no, you're coming to our county. The code does not say you're exempt. Therefore, we feel you should pay the tax on the deed of trust. And I hope it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1479 a bill to reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to attorney discipline reporting to committee for courts of justice.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill conforms the procedures of the rules of the supreme court. I ask the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. And several sections related to child support orders special needs trust, able savings trust account.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington ,
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and Mr. Hope. Gentlemen of the House, House bill 1492 gives courts express authority to order child support payments to be paid into special needs trust.
[Unknown]
Husband bill 1493, credit card offenses, penalties.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Hope.
Patrick Hope
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1493 recognizes most of our transactions occur not on paper but electric form use of credit cards. So it's just reflecting that change of time.
[Unknown]
House bill 1513 taken bye for the day accordingly, House bill 1515 to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to electric transfer of certain documents from circuit court clerks with an amendment.
Patrick Hope
Gentleman from Chesapeake, Mr. Leftwich.
Jay Leftwich
I move adoption of committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Committee amendments are agreed to.
Jay Leftwich
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, explanation is straight forward.
[Unknown]
House bill 1516, homestead allowance, benefit, emergency as an emergency clause.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from chessa peach, m Leftwich .
[Unknown]
If you recall we passed legislation that revached the electricive share under Virginia code. This is caught by trust section of the bar association simultaneously with professor of william mary. What this does is that indicates the homestead allowance should be in addition to electric share. I ask the bill engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 16, winning the uncontested block, House bill 1529 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia as well as portions of 2007 and 12 relating to temporary exemption periods from retail sales and use taxes for qualifying items. Sunset debts reporting to committee on in.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hampton, miss Ward .
Jeion Ward
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill 1529 is a bill to extend and enact the sunset date of July 1, 2017, to June 30th, 2022, for the combined sales tax holidays, for school supplies and clothing. And energy star and water sense products and hurricane preparedness products. This is that weekend, the first Friday in August, through that Sunday. That you will see the crowded parking lots and shopping centers in the long lines. So I 'm asking that the House will engross the bill and send it to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1445, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to delayed appeals in criminal cases, assign manies of error, dismissed in part. With amendments.
Jeion Ward
Gentleman from Frederick, Mr. Collins.
Chris Collins
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendments be adopted.
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee amendments. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Amendments are agreed to.
Chris Collins
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, all this does is allows individuals who are in a court of appeal I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to engross this bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1580, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to
[Unknown]
We'd hike them to use a method of their own choosing, of the 21st century, like e-mail. Possession of child pornography by employees of the department of social services. With an amendment.
[Unknown]
Mr. Campbell?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor that motion will I say. Those opposed '98.
[Unknown]
This bill would allow employees of the department of social services such as child protective services investigators to legally possess child pornography in the course of their investigative duties as they are sometimes called upon to do. And move for engrossment of the bill.
[Unknown]
House bill 1589, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to order of publication, use of electronic medium, with an amendment.
[Unknown]
Mr. Campbell?
[Unknown]
I'd move the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of the committee amendments. As -- the amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
This bill would allow a court, in the alternative, to order a legal publication by electrical medium such as a website as opposed to the traditional method of publishing in the newspaper. Calculated to save costs and bring the courts into the 21st century. I hope it would be the pleasure of the hospital to engrosses the bill.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block on Page 18 of the printed calendar, House bill 1604, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code relating to foster care, reasonable efforts for removal of a child.
[Unknown]
Will -- Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I would move the substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee subject stew. As many as favor that motion will say aye. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House big 1604 amends the code of Virginia to be consistent with federal statute requirements for children in foster care, it adds federally required language addressing when reasonable efforts to reunify the child with their family are not required, to multiple sections of our code. The federal requirements have been incorporated in foster care guidance. And the foster care plan documents, but they remain unaddressed in the code. Requirements relative to court producing must be addressed in code to satisfy the federal requirements which allow Virginia to draw down federal funds for foster care expenses. That lack of consistency between federal law and the code of Virginia as well as the removal and termination sections of the codes lead to confusion and potentially a delay in achieving permanency for adoption for children in foster care. Without implementation of this bill, the department May be at risk of potential federal penalties and title iv funding disallan -- allow answers. I would move to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
A bill to reenact various section of the codes, all relating to the creation of the uniform fiduciary access to digital access -- dim tall asset act.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I won't try to repeat what our clerk said, but if you recall, in 2015, legislation was introduced dealing with this. It failed, but a compromise act was don't wanted by both houses and signed by the government, called the privacy expectation life and choices act. Since that time members of the technology sector and all the stakeholders have gotten the uniform law commission, they've all come together and gotten on the same Page, so it's back. This is the result. I ask that the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
As a we of reminder, bill 1608 would move to the regular calendar after engrossment in tomorrow's edition. Page 19, how about 1617, a bill to amend and react sections of the code of Virginia relating to legal malpractice, estate planning. Reported from the committee on courts of justice.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Salem .
[Unknown]
How about 1617 -- House bill 1617 clarifies the statute of cases arriving out of a will. Limitations. I move enagreement and -- engrossment and move it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Can we put an emergency clause in this one?
[Unknown]
Yes, please.
[Unknown]
Continuing, House bill 1618, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to exoneration of debts of property of decedent, notice to creditor and beneficiaries. With a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. Substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
You're going to know to pay close attention this one. A personal representative May notice creditor of the debt, such property passes without the right of exoneration and closes a small loophole that could get you in trouble someday, Mr. I move enagreement and -- speaker. Engrossment and pass to its
[Unknown]
How bill 26, license tax on third reading. Peddlers and right I know rant merchants, reported from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Chesterfield .
[Unknown]
House bill 1626 just says that if you are required to pay depot taxes in a locality, that they'll provide you with a sticker, a decal or adhesive label that you can display prominently on your vehicle. This was also another food truck bill. I hope the body will engrosses it and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Turn the Page 20, continuing second reading. House pill 1630, a bill to am and reenact relating to money recorded in civil law book, recording in the order book. Reported from the committee of the courts of justice.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Salem .
[Unknown]
I'm going to talk quick because I can feel the excitement building at the next round of bills hit the board. This is the moment we've all been waiting for all these years. Mr. Speaker, members of the body, House bill 1630 reforms the rules regarding clerks holding money in trust. I move engrossment and passage. I'm going to sit down with anxious anticipation.
[Unknown]
House bill 1641, a bill to amend the code of Virginia related to disclosure of homeowners insurance or personal injury liability insurance policy limits. Personal injury and wrongful death actions. Reported from the committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
I didn't realize I needed six to get full domination. House bill 1641 is a recommendation of the boyd graves conference. It requires disclosure of homeowners insurance of personal injury liability limits and personal injury and wrongful death actions. I move that the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1646, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the form of garnishment summons, reported from the committee of courts of justice. >>
[Unknown]
They're all leaving. This is riveting. Mr. Speaker, House bill 1646 is a recommendation of the committee on district courts that would specify the contents of the garnishment form. I move that the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, continuing on Page 21, House bill 1647, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to presentence report waiver by the defendant, reported from the committee on courts of justice with amendments.
[Unknown]
So, actually, Mr. Speaker, the amendment is a floor amendment. So, Mr. Speaker, I move that this be sent to the regular calendar for the purposes of that amendment at a later time today.
Bill Howell
We'll have House bill 1647 moved to the regular calendar, without objection.
[Unknown]
House bill 1652, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the city of Richmond, general district court, concurrent criminal jurisdiction, reported from the committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
House bill 1652 loss concurrent jew -- jurisdiction
[Unknown]
House bill 1654, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to examining and approving a statement in lou of the settlement of accounts, from the commissioner of accounts, reported from the committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
House bill 1654 is a recommendation to the judicial council which would allow them to increase the fee for the statement in lieu of settlement of accounts. I move that the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
House bill 1668, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to sales and use tax exemption, legal tender coins, reported from the committee on finance with an amendment.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1668 except legal legal -- exempts --
[Unknown]
House bill 1692, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code, transfer of matters to juvenile and domestic relations district court, concurrent jurisdiction. Reported from the committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
Mr. Collins.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen, this bill brings -- codifies current case law regarding divorce proceedings and which courts have jurisdiction, allowing the circuit court to retain jurisdiction in child custody cases in a divorce proceeding that's already concluded. I'd ask this matter be passed on to its third reading and engrossed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1709, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to school boards, policies and procedures prohibiting bullying, parental notification, reported from the committee on education with a
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax. Substitute.
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Hp1709 would direct school principals to notify parent of any student involvement involved in a bullying incident, and the status of the investigation no later than 14 school days of the allegations, helps ensure parents of students who are victims of bullying are informed in a timely manner. I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to engrosses its bill and pass it on to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1713, a Bell to mend and reenact relating to nonconfidential court records for date of birth verification.
[Unknown]
I would move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption as many as favor that motion of the committee substitute. Will say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1713 is a bill that will streamline the background screening process for our clerks of court, and those companies providing background screening services to employees, and will speed up the sometimes long duration background screening process for job applicants awaiting the results in final preparation of background reports in order to get hired. I would move the bill be engrossed and be advanced to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1791 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to conspiracy, incite meant, to riot, public personnel.
[Unknown]
Move the committee amendments.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the committee amendments. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The amendments are agreed to. The gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
House bill provides that any person who conspires with another to cause or produce a riot or directs, incites or solicits other people to participation in a riot or act of violence against a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, a volunteer firefighter, emergency medical services personnel, or a member of the Virginia national guard of the Virginia defense force, is guilty of a class three felony. The amendments you have accepted are in the second paragraph that makes clear that those individuals, those first responders, would have to be engaged in the performance of their public duties when such a situation would be. It's not when they're sort of off duty. I wish we didn't need this bill, Mr. Speaker, but quite frankly, what we've seen in recent years, with violence toward our first responders, I think we need to make a very clear statement in Virginia that we're not going to tolerate it. I move we engrosses the bill and move it to a third reading.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Charlottesville .
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I'd ask the gentleman, the way I 'm reading the bill, it already is a class five felony, if a person conspires with others to produce a riot. And if I understand correctly, he's making a new enhanced penalty of a class 3 felony in the event that someone does this against firefighters and first responders. Do I have that correct?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I 'd respond to the gentleman by saying he does have it correct, and he probably also knows that we have -- precedented in our code where we have had increased penalties for activities directed against a law enforcement officer. So, yes, he is correct.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield for another question?
[Unknown]
Gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman, these are questions, because I have some questions, not because I oppose the bill, I 'm wondering, because I look -- usually we have an enhanced penalty, there's a fiscal impact statement. Is there a reason there isn't one with this one?
[Unknown]
I have a -- I would say to the gentleman I have one, and it was no fiscal impact. And the citation from the criminal justice sentencing commission is that existing databases do not provide sufficient detail to determine the number or causes that would affect -- be affected by this proposal, and so therefore they cannot determine any impact.
[Unknown]
I would thank the gentleman.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the second reading uncontested block on Page 24 of the printed calendar, House bill 1810, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to sales and use tax, online access to dealer certificate of registration numbers. Reported from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1810 allows suppliers to verify a customer's tax id number online. Now it's by phone with long delays and the onus is on the supplier if he doesn't verify the number and it isn't valid. I move the House engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1812, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to presentence reports, access by work release programs, a report from the committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill authorizes a presentence report to be released to the department that will clear an inmate for work release, which is not permitted by the current code and I ask the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1816, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to demurrers, amended pleadings reported from the committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
This bill, House bill 1816, is a bill that comes to us from the Virginia bar association's boyd gray conference and addresses a procedural trap for civil litigants that has been lying in wait since 1904, where a dimerc her to an original pleading is sustained, the lawyer wants the ability to appeal on that, but is granted leave to amend and refile. I might add, Mr. Speaker, that this bill addresses a question that I think I got wrong on the 1984 bar exam, like the chairman of our courts of justice committee, I was one of the geeks who actually checked my answers at half-time, the bar exam, and I am proud to bring this bill. Mr. Speaker, I would ask this bill be engrossed and sent forward to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1874, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code relating to search warrants, reported from the committee of courts of justice with an amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from James city county.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. Committee amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Mr. Speaker, House bill 1874 was a request by the Virginia sheriff's association. What it is, it's basically a housekeeping bill. When a video magistrate is used for a search warrant, they could be anywhere in the state. Current law requires a deputy who serves the search warrant for bank records in any locality, York County, for example, to file it in the locality where it was issued. If the video magistrate was located in Fairfax or elsewhere, the deputy would have to travel to Fairfax to file it. This allows the deputy to file the search warrant where it was served, it's a great time and effort safer for our sheriff's department. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1882, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code relating to capital cases replacing certain terminology. Reported from the committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1882 is a bill that came from the crime commission, was voted out unanimously, cleans up the code by replacement of the word mental retardation with intellectual disability throughout the code related to capital cases. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to engrosses the bill and pass it to its third
[Unknown]
House bill 1884, a bill to reading. Amend the code of Virginia relating to real property tax exemptions, certain surviving spouses, records from the committee on finance with an amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1884 authorizes localities to exempt the primary residence of the surviving spouse of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, search and rescue personnel and emergency emt, who is killed in the line of duty. This authorizing language was necessitated by the passage of the constitutional amendment on the ballot last November. I hope it would be the will of the body to engrosses the bill and pass it to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee amendments. The committee amendment is agreed to.
Tim Hugo
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block, second reading uncontested, Page 26, printed calendar, House bill 1933. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to admissibility of business records, criminal proceedings. Reported from the committee for courts of justice.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Portsmouth .
[Unknown]
Allowing business records to be introduced in criminal cases in the same manner they are in civil cases currently. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to engrosses the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1921, a bill related to battery on a healthcare provider, penalty. Reported from the committee for courts of justice.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from chest her field.
[Unknown]
House bill 1921 expands the personal till for battery against healthcare providers who engage in the performance of his or her duties to apply in hospitals, emergency rooms, clinic or other facilities rendering emergency care. The bill also will require the department of health to work with stakeholder groups to develop guidelines regarding the publication of penalties for battery on a healthcare of provider and for the training of healthcare professionals and for training in violence prevention providers.
[Unknown]
House bill 1992, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code of Virginia relating to lien priority, reported from the committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
House bill 1992 clarifies that the referenced lean priority applies to local real estate taxes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1994, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to board of zoning appeals, reported from committee of courts of justice.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Salem .
[Unknown]
House bill clarifies that appeal costs May not be awarded against a locality except in a case of bad faith. Move to engrosses the bill and's to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2050, relating to severance of tenancy by the entiretieses by written instrument.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from pennsylvania.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the committee amendments. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from pennsylvania.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, h.B. 2050 amends the assault governing ownership of property by tenants in the entireties, in response to the supreme court ruling of evans v evans, requiring the signature of both spouses to effectuate any severance of interest in real property held in this manner, and it provides clarity to the practice. It is also the recommendation of the boyd graves conference. I move we engrosses the bill and pass its to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2166, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to possession of controlled substances, reported from the committee for courts of justice.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Washington .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this is the first in a serous of bills dealing with the opioid crisis in the commonwealth. This bill reclassifies commonly abused drugs in the Virginia crime code to improve better tracking and monitoring. I move that we engrosses the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 28 of the calendar, continuing second reading uncontested block, House bill 21 skin, relating to a local gas severance tax, extension of the sunset date. Reported from the committee on finance. >>
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this bill simply extends the sunset date for the local gas severance tax from January 1, 2018, to January 1, 2020. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2268, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to ignition interlock violations, venue. Reported from the committee for courts of justice.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from pennsylvania.
[Unknown]
Establishing venue. Coming by recommendation. I move we engrosses the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2329, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the division of capital police, arrests without warrant. Reported from the committee for courts of justice. >>
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill 2329 is a technical correction that would add the division of capital police to the list of agencies who can make an arrest without a warrant in certain cases. I move to engrosses the bill.
[Unknown]
House bill 2377, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to sales and use tax exemption, certain textbooks and other educational materials. Reported from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Culpeper .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, House bill 2377 extends an existing tax exemption for certain textbook manufacturers who are providing textbooks free of charge. I hope it will be the will of the body to engrosses the bill and move it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
And House bill 2379, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the education authority board of trustees, reported from the committee on education. >>.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 2739 removes the president of blue field college from the board of trustees of the Roanoke higher education center because blew field is no longer participating in programming there. I hope it will be the will of the body to engrosses the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Simon?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
[Unknown]
Could we have House bill 1903 on Page 26 moved to the regular calendar and not go engrossed just yet? >>
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1903 to the regular calendar before engrossment. Shall the bills be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The bills are engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, next category, House bills on second reading, regular, Page 29 of printed calendar, House bill 1628 has been taken by until next week. House bill 1440 on Page 30 of the printed calendar has already been taken by for today. So first up is House bill 1466, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to renewal of concealed handgun permits, notice reported from the committee on public safety, with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. Gentleman from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1466 provides if a clerk of the court has the capability to send an electronic renewal notice to concealed carry permit holders and if the concealed carry permit holders request such a notice, the clerk that issued the permit shall notify the permit holder by e-mail at least 90 days prior to expiration. Mr. Speaker, failure to send or failure to receive e-mail does not extend validity past the expiration date. The clerks association sports House bill 1466. I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to engrosses the bill and pass it on to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading?
[Unknown]
House bill 1912 has been taken by for the day as previously announced. Accordingly, House bill 1415, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to local transient occupancy tax, Powhatan County, with amendments. There are also floor amendments.
[Unknown]
The amendments simply add two counties. I don't know if we can take them in a block or should we take them separately?
[Unknown]
All those in favor of adoption of the committee amendment please say aye. Those opposed, no. Committee amendment is agreed to. The court will report a floor amendment. >>
[Unknown]
A floor amendment to introduce a version online -- first amendment online, number five. After the word Powhatan County, insert and Goochland County. And amendment two on line 21 after Gloucester County, insert this county.
[Unknown]
Shall the floor amendment be agreed to? As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The floor amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
With the adoption of the amendments, we are prospectively adding three localities, Powhatan, Warren County and goochin county at the request of these localities to the list of 51 of our 95 counties who currently are authorized to left you the transient occupancy tax. I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to add these three to the 51 of our 95 counties. >>
[Unknown]
I rise not for a point of order but to speak to the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I hope you will support the fine bill from the gentleman, but I would like to point out that this is a case where you potentially have a germaneness issue here, and I 'm not going to raise it because this is a bill that makes sense, so I think that we should support the bill and recognize that sometimes we do favors for each other in this body. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading, as many as favor that motion will say aye. The bill is engrossed and passed those opposed, no. To its third reading.
[Unknown]
Maybe we could all sing kumbayah right now.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 32 of today's printed calendar, House bill 1432 has been taken by for the day. The bill before us is 1433, a bill to and he would and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the neighborhood assistance act tax credit. Allocation to organizations that did not receive any credit in the preceding year. Reported from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
House bill 1433 changes the way the monies in the neighborhood assistance tax program are given out. And how it changes it currently, there is a finite amount given by the appropriations committee every year. This program is a great program, it's become so popular, though, that the way it currently works is 10% of the money every year has to be allocated for new groups, but because it's oversubscribed, we keep diluting people who have been in it for a long time. Hundreds of organizations are in it. It doesn't affect them. It actually holds them whole and keeps them from being diluted every year. Going forward, when the appropriations committee deems it fit to provide new money to the program, 10% of that is new money will be used for new groups that have never been part of the program. So this is to stabilize the program in the dilution but does ensure more people will participate when there's more money for the program. I hope the bill will be engrossed and passed on to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1455, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to real property tax, partial exemption for certain commercial and industrial structures, reported from the committee on finance with amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Powhatan .
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of the committee amendments. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The healths are agreed to.
[Unknown]
This bill comes at the request of Chesterfield County, and it would authorize localities to partially exempt from real estate taxation any structure or improvement older than 15 years that is has under gone substantial rehabilitation, renovation or replacement for commercial or industrial use, which is located in a local technology zone. I move that we engrosses the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1476 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to real property tax. Special assessment for land preservation, reported from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from carolina.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, 1476 addresses a circumstance that has arisen whereby when property is subject to land use taxation, the code currently requires certain information be provided to the commissioner of revenue. In at least one jurisdiction dick's, the office has required -- has required a copy of the private lease attempt between the landowner and the tenant farmer to which it was rented. It is my feeling and belief this language will make clear that private contracts are not something that local government needs to be privy to know if property is going to be utilized with the affidavit purpose as attested, that being agricultural use. I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1490, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to school board members who engage in war service or are called to active duty in the armed services of the united states. Employment of acting school board members, reported from the committee on education, and there are also a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Mr. Marshall.
[Unknown]
I'd like to explain the bill and then I would defer to the gentleman who wants to offer the floor amendment with which I agree.
Bill Howell
The gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Thank you. House bill 1490 was introduced when a circumstance developed in Prince William County which became very partisan and very disturbing, especially to members of the military community. Commander -- the presidentsville school board chairman -- member. He has served 12 years active duty in the navy, 15 years in the reserves, he's been elected three times in the district. The last time with 98% of the vote. He received notice in early summer that he was going to be deployed for one year. Upon receipt of the order, he asked Delegate Anderson to contact legislative services for any procedure that he should follow for replacing somebody to fill the seat temporarily while he is on active duty in war fighting. He received an interpretation from legislative services that he could do this, that in order to set things in motion, he would have to formally notify the school board and then he would submit a list. The school board itself has an attorney who gave a different opinion. A member of the other body decided to ask for an opinion from the attorney general at the request of the chairman of the school board, whose intensity at times makes me look moderate, Mr. Speaker. Yes, that's correct. So, that gave a third opinion as to how this process can transpire. The chairman of the school board took the opinion of the attorney general, which simply meant that if you learn of a possible vacancy, that sets in motion the mechanism to find a replacement. He then picked my 2015 opponent to replace the commander. The controversy became so heated that my opponent who initially said, I 'll do this, backed away because it just became very obvious this looked like an anti-military move. At one of the two meetings at which I testified to the school board to please appoint the replacement or replacements that the commander has nominated, I also was joined by my 2013 democratic opponent, who also thought that he should be able to nominate the replacement. So you had one democrat who ran against me saying, the chairman should accept this; myself and hundreds of people in the community doing this. Why do we need to do this? Because we have three different interpretations of the same code section of Virginia. The school board attorney one way, attorney general, legislative services. The only case similar to this was one in which a Floyd County commonwealth attorney was called to duty, and in that case the code was in dispute the same way it was for this commander. That case went all the way to the Virginia supreme court in 2005, in a case called gordon versus hannet. The general assembly did change the code after that one, but only to clarify it for constitutional officers under 24.2 dash 228.1 subsection g. That meant that the intent of the general assembly was clear for constitutional officers but not officers of the school board. Being deployed is stressful enough without having the process to be hampered by this kind of controversy. Veterans became very outraged and want some certitude, if this happens again. We had a press conference at which many members of the Prince William delegation attended. This bill will not affect this commander, who ultimately saw his replacement, but only after significant opposition and acrimony in our community. Mr. Speaker, I think we should make it easy for members of the military who want to serve both their community and their country, and if they seek this elective office and they can't seek elective office other than one which is nonpartisan, which the school board is, they're going to be discouraged from it because they don't know when they're called to active duty, and the promise that they made to their constituents to provide representation in a certain way will not be honored if they are not given the ability to select somebody who is in agreement with the promises that they made to the voters and which the voters accepted and selected them for. So, this allows a deployed military person who is putting his life on the line for our country, to protect our lives and our liberties, to provide the school board a list of candidates to choose from for their temporary acting replacement, and I urge engrossment of the bill and passage after acceptance of the amendment from the gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
The clerk will report a floor
[Unknown]
Floor amendment to the amendment. Introduced bill offered by Delegate Davis, on line 29, after the word "shall", strike the remainder of line 29, all of line 30, and through parentheses double little I on line 31.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Davis.
Glenn Davis
We have some discussions in committee as particularly around the -- providing the list versus allowing the school board to actually select the replacement. The commander as the patron mentioned actually supplied a list, and ultimately the school board picked -- selected that replacement, but in little I, it allows the person to sly one name. The concern got over at that point who actually gets to select because there isn't -- selection by definition means there's a choice. So all this floor amendment does is to eliminate little I, which means that the person has to provide a list of names, and school board makes a selection, I appreciate the support of the patron and those from Prince William County for this floor amendment.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the floor amendment. A couple of people in the queue. Do you want to speak to the floor amendment? Question is on adoption of the floor amendment, the gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Davis. As many as favor adoption of the floor amendment will place say aye. Those opposed, no. Floor amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from Fairfax .
Glenn Davis
Speaking to the measure as amended.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Glenn Davis
Mr. Speaker, and I first want to recognize how extraordinarily important the underlying bill is and the underlying policy that allows somebody who is military and has been called up to active duty not to have to vacate their office in order to serve our country. The idea that you'd have to give up one public service in order to put your life on the line for another public service, I think that's a core value that we want to make sure that that doesn't happen. That's existing law. So nothing that we do today is going to take that away from our military. As it was explained, this bill has everything to do with the replacement process. And so even though I think Delegate Davis has narrowed this a bit, I think everybody needs to understand exactly what this bill does, because it still allows for somebody who is leaving office to go ahead and replace themselves. And so, you might have an option of three folks, but this isn't send a list in and then somebody else considers that; this is, you get to choose from one of those three people. No questions asked. No qualifications. No checks and balances. It could be your brother, it could be your wife, it could be your husband, it could be your business associate. That's it. They get three choices from that. I think in his own testimony the gentleman from Prince William actually articulated that we can't do this for city council members, for town council members, for county boards of supervisors, and I think if you ask him, he'll explain why, because it has to do with a lawsuit that he put in and that he won at the supreme court level. And I imagine all of us would feel very uncomfortable if this was a city council or a town council or a board of supervisors, and I bet all of us would feel very uncomfortable if it was one of us, if we vacated and we could provide a list of three and that's how we go ahead and handle that process. I hope that each of you will ask yourselves why we would do this and make a special exception for school board members. Mr. Speaker, my school board can't raise taxes, and I think that was the crux of why the gentleman from Prince William said you can't do this for other elected bodies, but my school board manages a budget of $2.4 billion. His school board manages an operating budget of a little under a billion dollars and they make policy decisions that affect thousands and thousands of students. This is a case that I understand was very contentious in Prince William County. However, I would go back to the old adage that hard cases make bad laws, and I think that's what we're doing right here. I think we do need to revisit this issue. I do think there needs to be clarity, but this is not the way to do it. If it makes you uncomfortable that any elected official ought to be able to appoint their successor, I think that your gut is right and I hope we defeat the measure.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Anderson.
Rich Anderson
Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak to the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Rich Anderson
I would urge the ladies and gentlemen of the body to consider voting in favor of this measure, and the reason I rise and speak to this is because I have a personal interest in this, in the sense that the confines of the presidentsville school district in Prince William County lie within the confines of the House district I represent. I won't replay the argument that you heard from the gentleman from Prince William, but suffice it to say the present provisions in the code of Virginia are vague, and that's why we had a taffy pull between two attorneys on this issue. It resulted in a considerable community consternation. Not only among people who had a direct interest in this, but it drew out a huge number of people in favor of the deploying military member who was also a school board member, drew out a large number of people to speak in his favor. I do know that military veterans in Prince William County have a deep and abiding concern with this matter because it was focused like a laser beam in all the public media and was an item of community conversation. And as a result, the 12 military veterans posts that I regularly attend for various events in Prince William County, this is a front and center discussion with those groups. And so I would urge the body to seriously consider adopting this measure.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshall.
Bob Marshall
Further addressing the matter?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Bob Marshall
Thank you. Mr. Speaker, if you read the Virginia constitution and understand it, you know that people like ourselves cannot serve two loyalties. You cannot be a member of the Virginia general assembly, the House or the Senate, and be a salaried staff aide on the House appropriations committee. You can't work for the department of transportation. You can be a part-time commonwealth attorney but you can't be a u.S. Attorney. The only exception in the Virginia constitution's provision about dual loyalty is members of the military. You can be a member of the military with loyalty to the federal government and you can be a school board elected official. That exception is already there. We are not honoring that distinction that the people of Virginia made when they approved this constitution back in 1970. So if you want to allow a member of the military to serve both his or her community and his or her country, you will vote for this. It's consistent with the distinction that the constitution already makes about the military. I urge engrossment of this bill and passage to its third reading.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Speaking to the measure?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Marcus Simon
Popping up here, I apologize for that, members of the body, but this is not -- taking a vote against this bill is taking a vote against a really bad policy. It's not an anti-military vote. This is treating your seat -- I talked about this earlier in the morning hour. This is treating your seat on the school board like it's some sort of property right. We're treating it like you can give somebody a power of attorney to manage your House or manage your affairs or manage your bank accounts.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, would the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I would not yield. I am not finished.
[Unknown]
Gentleman declines to yield.
[Unknown]
I'll ask it again later.
[Unknown]
The gentleman May continue.
[Unknown]
This is a bad policy, it's bad idea for the reason I was in the middle of saying. It treats it like a property right, like soak you own, somebody you can give somebody a power of attorney while you're gone and you step back in. That's not what elected office is about. That's not what people elect you to do. They elect you to serve in the office because it's you, right? When you're a fiduciary of a trust -- I 'm in the real estate title business. We do this all the time. People come to me and say, I need a power of attorney for somebody to do a refinance for me for my property that I did held a living trust. I explain, you can't do that because you don't own the property anymore, you're a trustee of a trust. You're a fiduciary. You were appointed as a fiduciary because they trusted you to manage their property, not somebody else you might designate it to. This is a position of trust, it's a position that you are specifically tasked to do and it does not include the power to Delegate that to somebody else just because you think they'd do a good job. This is a bad policy, has nothing to do with the military. I am sorry that the code is not clearer about this. I'm sorry they're having trouble in Prince William sorting it out. But it's a bad solution, not something we ought to be after just to have clarity. It's clearly bad, we ought to vote know on it.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Yes. From now on, bob, remember to push the button when you want to be recognized. The gentleman from Prince William .
Bill Howell
Now will the gentleman from Fairfax yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Does the gentleman accept the premise that members of the military have reemployment rights, if they have employment in Virginia when they come back from deployment?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would concede that they do have reemployment rights for their jobs and their professions, absolutely.
[Unknown]
The would gentleman yield for another question?
[Unknown]
Does the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Happy to yield.
[Unknown]
He yields.
[Unknown]
Hope to make him happy.
Bill Howell
The circumstance here is that, because you have to at least nominate two per the amendment of the gentleman from Virginia beach, he could put three, four, five, whatever, because you have to nominate more than one, is it not correct to state that you're not picking your successor; you're putting individuals out there, the decision being made by the school board for the final selection?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would answer the gentleman in this way. I'm an employer. And so I have an obligation to reemploy veterans when they deploy. While they're gone, I get to decide who does their job. They don't tell me who is going to do their job. They don't give me a list of people to pick from. I get the work done in the way I choose because I hired them, just like the people of the county hired those school board members.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, would the gentleman yield again?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I will yield.
[Unknown]
He's not happy to but he does.
[Unknown]
I detect that.
[Unknown]
Not crazy about it, either.
[Unknown]
Well, Mr. Speaker, I have some maalox I can give you. The gentleman talked about trust. About trust between voters, citizens, and elected officials. And since the voters, by 98% in an election, placed their trust in Mr. Trenham, why would it follow that they wouldn't trust his judgment? Because they placed it in him to make judgments on their behalf to secure the common good for the operation of the schools. Why wouldn't they trust him to pick somebody who was similar to him to carry out their wishes instead of somebody who is really hyperpartisan, pick somebody who is 180 degrees in opposition, in defiance of the wishes of the people and in effect pull off an election coup simply because he's been called to the armed services. Again, actively.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would respond that I 've been given two false choice here. You can trust your members of the elected office to do the job of being a school board member to vote on budgets, vote on curriculum, vote on policies. This I believe is a bridge too far and I would encourage the members of the body to vote no on this very bad policy.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. Bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing second reading, regular calendar, House bill 1552, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to local school board, student and parent notification, career and technical education programs. Reported from the committee on education with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
This is a perfectly lovely bill. One of the most important things that we focused on in the body over the couple of years with regard to the economy and creating jobs is in career and technical education. I know the Delegate from Campbell, Delegate Byron established a new bill, in 2015 dell data greece enpassed House bill cincinnati making sure our career and technical education programs aligned with national program certificates. What House bill 1552 does is two things. First of all, it makes sure that each of our school districts have a plan for making sure that our parents and students are aware of career and technical education options and then second it requires information to be disseminated on the ability of students to obtain a nationally recognized workforce readiness certificate through one of our community colleges. School districts are already required to have such plans for things like dual enrollment, advanced placement, international baccalaureate. This makes sure that our focus on career and technical education doesn't get lost in the wash. It's the recommendation of the board of education, I move engrosses the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed? It is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1565, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code relating to local fees, taxes and regulations, green development zones, reported from the committee on if any. Mr. Speaker, there are technical floor amendments.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from talking
[Unknown]
I move the technical floor about ear. Amendments.
[Unknown]
The clerk are report the amendments.
[Unknown]
Line 26, after the word "green", strike the misspelled word development and insert the correctlily spelled word -- correctly spelled word development.
[Unknown]
As many as favor adoption of that floor amendment will say aye. Those opposed, no. The floor amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1565 was requested by the economic development folks from one of my localities and the bill would authorize local governing bodies to create by ordinance one or more green development zones, inside which localities would be permitted to grant tax incentives and provide regulatory flexibility to attract green bodies. I move the body engrosses the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing, House bill 1621, a bill to amend the -- excuse me, amend and reenact a section of the code related to preliminary hearings, certification of ancillary misdemeanors, fees and costs, reported from the committee on courts -- for courts of justice.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Frederick, Mr. Collins.
Chris Collins
Ladies and gentlemen, a couple years ago, this body passed a law to allow misdemeanors to be certified along with felonies, what we failed to do is to say that is a final order for payment of court costs as well as indigent attorney fees. This solves that problem. The court costs are either going to be attached to the misdemeanors that go up to the circuit court. I ask that you pass this and engrosses it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
Chris Collins
House bill 1660 has been taken by for the day. Turning to Page 35 of today's printed calendar, continuing second reading regular House bill 1681, a bill to amend and reenact sections of the code of Virginia relating to transient occupancy tax, state parks, reported from the committee on finance. >>.
[Unknown]
House bill 1681 simply tries to level the playing field. When private businesses have to compete against the government. This is a pro business bill. The situation is, we have three campgrounds in Northampton County. All within 10 miles of each other. They all have sites, they have full rv hookups, all have cabins. Some have yerts. One has a boat landing. They have beautiful beaches and they all have beautiful sunsets. The only difference is, one has the advantage that they are state-supported, state-subsidized, and they do not have to charge transient occupancy tax. It is the purpose of this bill to level the playing field. I ask that this body engrosses the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. Okay. 3-2. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1770, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code related to teacher licensure, career and technical education, certain local waivers reported from the committee on education with amendments.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption felt committee amendment. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. Amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from Culpeper .
[Unknown]
House bill 1770 provides greater freedom to our local school boards and superintendents with respect to career technical education. It accomplishes this by allowing them to waive certain requirements in order to increase access. And I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to engross and move to the third reading.
[Unknown]
That will the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed.
[Unknown]
1889, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to local license taxes, exemption for certain defense production businesses, reported from the committee on finance with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. Substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Fairfax .
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1889 is in response to a recent ruling by the tax department which has created the possibility for localities to impose a depot tax on defense manufacturers for certain manufacturing and remanufacturing. I hope it would be the will of the body to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Page 36, today's calendar, House bill 1913, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code of Virginia relating to the purchase of cigarettes for resale. Penalties, reported from the committee on if any, with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Anderson.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, you move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. Substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, House bill 1913 is hopefully the end of a long journey regarding the issue of cigarette trafficking in the commonwealth of Virginia. I'd like to tell you a little bit about how we got to where we are now. This has been an ongoing journey for about six years. At least since 2012, when we undertook the state crime commission undertook a comprehensive study on cigarette trafficking. We adopted some provisions in the 2013 session, and then the crime commission instructed staff to continue monitoring. We've been working it for over the last year. And now we bring you House bill 1913. According to a 2015 study by the tax foundation, a full 23% of all cigarettes sold in the commonwealth of Virginia find its way outside of the state as a result of this trafficking. Over the last year, we've had a pretty comprehensive stake holder working group that has agreed on these provisions that are codified in this bill and it has been agreed upon by the cigarette manufacturers, the wholesalers, the retailers, the office of the attorney general, taxation, department of abc, northern Virginia cigarette tax board, law enforcement prosecutors, the cigar industries and on and on. The bill that I bring to you has been endorsed by the crime commission, and it does specifically four things. One, it creates a new cigarette exemption certificate to be used for the tax exempt purchases of cigarettes for resale. Secondly, it penalizes the fraudulent use of a forged or invalid cigarette exemption certificate. Third, it amends the definition of an authorized holder of that certificate, and lastly, it creates a form which must be completed and maintained when an individual purchases more than 50 cartons, which is 10,000 sticks, of cigarettes, or a monetary value of $10,000 or more. And so that is what the bill does, Mr. Speaker. In closing, the fiscal impact statement prepared by the department of taxation has concluded that in year one, fiscal year 2018, the net revenue of impact is a positive $4.1 million, and in fiscal 2019, $9.84 million. Mr. Speaker, I would move that the House engrosses the bill and move it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1931, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to fair enforcement committees, reported from the committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1931 simply adds planning district number 15 to the list of eligible planning districts, where fair enforcement inspectors can be employed by local transit companies in order to ensure transit payment. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1983, a bill to amend and reenact self sections of the code of Virginia relating to school calendar, opening day of the school year. Reported from the committee on education.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from loudon.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this is the annual bill that I have carried for, this is my eighth session in a row, talking about living local control to the localities on their school calendar. In allowing them to determine when they would start school. It's commonly referred to as the labor day bill, the condition dominion bill, probably a couple other names out there, but essentially this bill would allow each locality to set their calendar start date by eliminating, if you're looking at the bill, I 'm sure most of you are studying the bill at the moment, if you look at the bill and eliminate the waiver system that exists today, you'll see that we're just allowing localities to make this decision on their own. Most of you already have an opinion on this bill. If you have any questions, I 'd be happy to answer them. Otherwise, Mr. Speaker, I would ask that the bill be engrossed and moved on to its third reading. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed be no. The bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 37 of the printed calendar, House bill 2172, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to the southern Virginia education center board of trustees, membership and powers and duties. Reported from the committee on education.
[Unknown]
The gentleman in Halifax .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 2172 is a bill that the Halifax County public replaces the superintendent of schools as an ex officio member of the board of trustees of the southern Virginia hire ed center with a superintendent of a public school division located in south side region, appointed by the governor. The bill also broadens the eligibility requirements to serve as one of the representatives of business and industry on the board of trustees. Also the bill requires the board to seek to collaborate with local comprehensive community colleges to meet specified noncredit workforce training needs identified by industry. However, if the local is unable to meet those needs, comprehensive community college then the board is authorized to seek -- to collaborate with other educational providers or offer specialized noncredit workforce training. This bill was worked out through the higher ed center and the community colleges. I move that it be engrossed and passed on to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2341, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the board of education membership. Reported from the committee on education.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 2341 is very simple. What it would do is require, if passed, that at least two members of the board of education of the nine members be from the private sector or the business community. >> Just real briefly, I want to explain to you why I think this is a good idea and a good proposal. I'm glad you asked. First of all, the board of education, the bylaws state that the mission of the board of education is to cooperate with its partners and it's to develop policies and provide leadership that improves student achievement and prepares them to proceed, in the workplace and to become engaged, enlightened citizens. As you know, we are looking at a redesign of high school. One of those key ingredients and key components is going to be trying to promote apprenticeships and workplace opportunities for our young people in the last two years of high school. This will allow at least, I think, a better connection at our state policy board level, with folks that are actually in those businesses and can help the board of education as we move into that transition period. So, Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House, I would move that the House engrosses the bill and pass it on to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed "a passed to its third meeting? As many as favor that motion will say a. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and pardon to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Returning to Page 21 of the printed calendar, Page 21, House bill 1647 is a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code related to presentence report, waiver by the defendant, reported from the committee on courts of justice with amendments and there is a floor amendment by the patron.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from rich Richmond city.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Can we pass this by for a moment, please?
Bill Howell
Without objection.
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker, in defense of the gentleman from Richmond, he did have 10 assists last night so he's a little tired today.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page -- taking that by temporarily, returning to Page 26 of today's printed calendar, House bill 1903, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to admissibility of business records, criminal proceedings, reported from the committee for courts of justice. I'm sorry, the bill has been explained. >>.
[Unknown]
Once again, House bill 1903 would extend to business records, same matter of introduction in criminal cases as in civil cases. I thought I had whistled past the graveyard on this bill but I hope it will be the continuing pleasure of the House to engross this bill and pass it to its third reading. >>
[Unknown]
Shall be bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? As many as favor that motion will say aye.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman rise and yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Bladely, House bill 1647 allows a defendant to waive a presentence report.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, continuing with today's calendar, last live action item, resolutions, regular calendar, Page 37. One bill, House resolution 302, confirming nominations by the speaker of the House, delegates to the House ethics advisory panel, report to the committee on rules and, Mr. Speaker, there is a technical floor amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, hr 302 confirms nominations from the speaker on the House ethics panel advisory committee. Technical floor amendment simply corrects an address that was incorrectly in the bill. So I hope it be the pleasure of the House to April don't the floor amendment -- adopt the floor amendment and pass the resolution.
[Unknown]
Floo floor amendment authored by Delegate Cox, line 13, after the last name russ, insert 1020 monroe.
Kirk Cox
As many favor the adoption. Floor amendment say aye. Opposed no. Floor amendment agreed to. Shall the resolution be adopted. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, no's zero.
[Unknown]
The resolution is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes today's calendar.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Just the announcements, the meetings later this afternoon and tomorrow morning, busy afternoon, beginning here at 2:30, looking ahead, House appropriations committee meets 5 minutes, 15 minutes after adjournment, approximately 2:50, or so, upstairs, ninth floor appropriations room across the way at the general assembly building. Courts of justice meet immediately upon adjournment in House room 1, that's a change in time and location. House room 1. Then immediately following adjournment of the full committee, civil law sub of courts will meet in House room 1. Of the full committee, the immediately upon adjournment criminal sub will meet across the way in House room c of the general assembly building. That's a change in time for both of the courts subs. A half hour after adjournment, today, finance subcommittee number 1 will meet in the fifth floor east conference room, one hour after the adjournment, approximately 3:45. At 3:00 this afternoon, appropriations, commerce, natural resources sub in the 9th floor appropriations room, appropriations, commerce, ag, et cetera, sub, 3:00, ninth floor. Committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources committees, natural resources subcommittee, they will meet today at 4:00 in the 8th floor west conference room. Also at 4:00, counties, cities and towns, subcommittee number 2, they will be meeting in the 7th floor west conference room. As well, finance subcommittee number 2 in House room d, then the last meeting this afternoon, 5:00, health, welfare and institutions, subcommittee number 3, meeting in House room 1. This is a change in location. Hwi sub 3 downstairs in the capitol. Looking ahead to Thursday, January 26th, the legislative sportsman caucus will meet first thing in the morning, 7:00 in the sixth floor speakers conference room. The transportation subcommittee number 3, they will be meeting at 7:00 a.M. In House room c. At 7:30, the education committee, education innovation subcommittee, will be meeting in the 8th floor west conference room.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. There is a change in time of that subcommittee meeting because of the work we have to do, it will start at 7:00 a.M., education, innovation committee starts at 7:00 a.M. Tomorrow.
[Unknown]
That committee will start at 7:00. We'll have the schedule changed momentarily. At 8:00, the militia, police and subcommittee public subcommittee will be meeting in 4 west, that's a change in time, 8:00 4 west. Several caucuses meeting as mention previously, new americans caucus at 8:00, 7 west conference room. The Hampton roads caucus will meet at 8:00 in the 6th floor speakers conference room, and the outdoor recreation caucus will meet at 8:00 in the third floor east conference room, looking at legislative activities tomorrow, next up will be hwi will be meeting regular time, 8:30, House room d on the first floor. Then immediately upon adjournment of the full committee, hwi sub 2 will meet in House room d. Both meetings in House room d. At 8:30, across the Hall tomorrow morning, transportation fum committee on transportation -- full committee at 8:30, House room c. At 9:30 tomorrow, the cancer caucus will be meeting, as I mentioned previously, 7 west conference room. At 10:00, the appropriations public safety subcommittee will be meeting in 9th floor appropriations room. And finally, Mr. Speaker, democratic caucus will meet 11:15 downstairs House room 2, republican caucus at 11:30 in House room 1 in the capitol. That completes the announcements at this time.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Rockbridge, Mr. Klein.
[Unknown]
Rise for introduce -- introduction.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, Mr. Speaker, with us in the gallery we have a determined, dedicated group of 7th graders from valley elementary school in Bath County. I would say after listening to Delegate stan and Delegate Marshall they have learned a great deal, so I ask that you would ask the students stand and we give them a warm welcome. [ cheers and applause ]
Bill Howell
Delighted to see the students with us today. Hope you have enjoyed your time here at the capitol. The gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move that when the House adjourn today, it reconvene tomorrow at noon.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights moves when the House adjourns, it reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon. The motion is agreed to. The gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
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I move the House do now adjourn. Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox movers the House do now adjourn. As many favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. That motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. Until 12:00 noon tomorrow.