02/01/2017 House Proceedings

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HB2233—00:01:41
HB1973—00:01:10
HB1411—00:00:50
HB1518—00:00:50
HB1525—00:01:05
HB1590—00:00:20
HB1609—00:00:25
HB1622—00:00:40
HB1699—00:03:20
HB1746—00:00:30
HB1748—00:00:35
HB1799—00:00:50
HB1814—00:00:30
HB1851—00:02:00
HB1890—00:00:45
HB1950—00:00:35
HB1951—00:00:55
HB1961—00:00:25
HB2024—00:00:30
HB2051—00:00:45
HB2084—00:01:00
HB2113—00:00:45
HB2140—00:01:05
HB2149—00:00:25
HB2281—00:00:30
HB2282—00:01:15
HB2289—00:00:35
HB2324—00:01:10
HB2460—00:00:50
HB2025—00:14:40
HB2053—00:09:25
HB1401—00:14:41
HB1524—00:02:30
HB1765—00:01:30
HB1924—00:00:30
HB2105—00:02:06
HB2198—00:09:30
HB2246—00:00:40
HB2290—00:01:55
HB1542—00:00:40
Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake)—00:40
Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)—03:55
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:20
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—00:40
Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)—02:15
Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)—01:25
Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)—01:10
Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)—00:55
Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)—04:01
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—00:40
Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)—05:15
Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)—01:45
Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)—02:20
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:10
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:00
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—00:40
Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)—00:05
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:30
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—01:41
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—00:40
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—00:20
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—00:30
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—02:00
Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)—00:15
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—01:10
Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)—02:15
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:46
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:35
Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)—00:50
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—00:30
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:10
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—00:45
Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)—00:15
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:25
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:10
Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville)—00:35
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)—00:25
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:25
Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)—00:10
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—01:20
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—00:25
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—00:00
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—01:01
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—01:25
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:30
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—01:25
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:10
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:10
Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)—00:30
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—00:35
Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)—00:15
Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)—00:50
Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)—00:50
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:15
Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)—00:00
Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)—01:15
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—00:15
Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)—00:55
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:20
Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)—00:15
Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)—00:05
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:20
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:16
Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)—00:45
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—00:10
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:25
Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)—00:20
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—01:05
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:10
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:35
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—00:15
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:25
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—00:10
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:05
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—01:10
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:05
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:05
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:05
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:00
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—01:50
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—01:35
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—01:25
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—01:55
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:50
Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)—00:25
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:20
Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)—01:20
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—02:10
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—00:20
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:00
Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)—00:15
Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)—00:25
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:25
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:55
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:35
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:20
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:55
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—00:55
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:30
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—00:10
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:15
Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)—00:40
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:01
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—01:45
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:45
Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)—00:50
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—00:05
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—04:50
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—01:10
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:20
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—00:10
Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)—00:10
Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)—00:00
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—01:10
Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)—01:31
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:45
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:30
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:00
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:05
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:15
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:20
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:00
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:10
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:30
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:00
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:20
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:20
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—02:15
Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)—00:05
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:45
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:20
Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)—01:25
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:20
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—00:05
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:30
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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 Joshua N. King, Sr., Pastor, Zion Baptist Church, Hampton

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leaves of Absence granted: Delegates Greason [portion] and Morefield

Journal for Tuesday, January 31, 2017, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 815, 848, 853, 854, 861, 904, 928, 944, 946, 947, 973, 1020, 1023, 1048, 1054, 1064, 1100, 1116, 1140, 1159, 1160, 1176, 1177, 1207, 1232, 1245, 1257, 1272, 1276, 1280, 1284, 1320, 1321, 1331, 1338, 1339, 1350, 1384, 1409, 1452, 1484, 1486, 1497, 1504, 1533

Committee reports
From Commerce and Labor: HBs 1813, 2107, 2124 (referred), 2196S, 2422As
From General Laws: HBs 1555S (referred), 1564S (referred), 1566S (referred), 1790, 2221S (referred), 2387 (referred)
From Rules: HBs 1653, 1716, 1718A, 1736, 1900S, 2296 (referred), 2340 (referred), 2348 (referred)

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

CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1878S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1457 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1556S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1570 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1585 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1587A - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1720S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1730 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1820 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1869 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1970 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1998AS - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2003 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2029A - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2045S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2055S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2090 - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 2152S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2179A - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2274AS - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2313 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2369 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2374S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2397S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2418S - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2433 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1628A - Passed (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1858A - Passed (Y-94 N-1)
HB 1606A - Passed (Y-80 N-18)
HB 1399A - Passed (Y-61 N-36)
HB 1526S - Passed (Y-89 N-8)
HB 1597A - Passed (Y-93 N-4)
HB 1598 - Passed (Y-64 N-33)
HB 1694A - Passed (Y-91 N-6)
HB 1743S - Passed (Y-90 N-7)
HB 1933S - Passed (Y-92 N-5)
HB 1936 - Passed (Y-96 N-1)
HB 2233S - Passed (Y-66 N-32)
HB 2343S - Passed (Y-68 N-30)
HB 1879 - Passed by for the day
HB 2168A - Passed (Y-96 N-1)
HB 2090 - Passed (Y-93 N-5)

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1475S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1542S - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1973A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1411S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1414S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1514S - Passed by for the day
HB 1518 - Engrossed
HB 1525A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1590 - Engrossed
HB 1609 - Engrossed
HB 1622S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1661 - Passed by until Monday, February 6, 2017
HB 1662S - Passed by until Monday, February 6, 2017
HB 1663S - Passed by until Monday, February 6, 2017
HB 1689A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1699A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1708S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1737 - Engrossed
HB 1746 - Engrossed
HB 1748 - Engrossed
HB 1799S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1811S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1814S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1832 - Engrossed
HB 1838A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1851A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed, Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1855A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1890 - Passed by for the day
HB 1950 - Engrossed
HB 1951S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 1961 - Engrossed
HB 2024S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2035 - Passed by for the day
HB 2051S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2073S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2084 - Engrossed
HB 2113S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2140S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2149 - Engrossed
HB 2193 - Engrossed
HB 2231S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2240S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2276S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2281S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2282 - Engrossed
HB 2287S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2289A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2324 - Engrossed
HB 2328A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2338A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2355 - Engrossed
HB 2386S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2460 - Engrossed, Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 2467 - Engrossed

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1852A - Passed by for the day
HB 1745 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations
HB 2025A - Delegate Freitas floor amendment agreed to, Engrossed
HB 2351 - Passed by for the day
HB 2364A - Passed by for the day
HB 2053 - Committee Substitute rejected, Delegate Landes floor substitute agreed to
HB 2104A - Referred to Committee on Appropriations
HB 2257A - Passed by for the day
HB 2406 - Passed by for the day

RESOLUTIONS
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HJR 823 - Passed by until Monday, February 6, 2017

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1467
HB 1483S
HB 1548S
HB 1650S
HB 1691
HB 1768S
HB 2046S
HB 2156S
HB 2183S
HB 2206
HB 2244S
HB 2248S
HB 2249
HB 2250
HB 2279
HB 2336A
HB 2347S
HB 2436A

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1420S
HB 1428S
HB 1544A
HB 1568A
HB 1853S
HB 2002
HB 2225A
HB 2317

Transcript

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

Bill Howell
The House is now in session. All persons not entitled to privileges of the floor, please retire to the gallery.
Bill Howell
The members will rise and be led in prayer but the Reverend joshua n. King senior, pastor, zion baptist church, Hampton and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance led by Mr. Cox.
[Unknown]
Let us pray. Gracious God we come between these hallowed walls to say thank you for the opportunity to see a day we have never seen before and shall never see again. Thank you for these men and women who have committed themselves to the service of others. Our prayer is to extend the wisdom and patience of job, work in them, work through them and work for them so that the citizens of that great commonwealth will see you in them. God, the decisions -- guide the divisions by fellowship and remind them, father, that their voices are the collective guardians of the least, the left out and the less fortunate. Let love and Peace and unity be the binding tide of this 2017 session of the House of delegates. Let them never forget the honor afforded them. Never let them forget the to be humble but never let them believe that they can accomplish this task without your presence in their lives and in this sacred chamber. This can be a shining example to our nation. Lastly, heavenly father, breathe your blessings on them, our president donald j. Trauma, our governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of this House william j. Howell and please these united states of america. And to the republic, for which it stands. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
[Unknown]
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america.
[Unknown]
The members will answer the roll call indicating presence on the electronic voting board.
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker a quorum is present.
[Unknown]
Pursuant to House rule 3 examine and approve the journal of the House of delegates for January 31, 2007. Motionsand resolutions are now in order. Does the clerk have announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Remind the body that tomorrow pursuant to the procedural resolutions that is the deadline for revenue bills to be acted on by committee in the House of origin.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Chesapeake, Mr. Hayes.
Cliff Hayes
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
Cliff Hayes
Joining us today in the gallery we have the urban league of Hampton roads young professionals. The urban league young professionals is a network of young professionals across the Hampton roads area who have provided service and programs in health, education, employment and housing and the leadership and development to the Hampton roads community. The organization has provided their members and other young professionals with mentoring meg opportunities, tutoring, scholarships, economic empowerment, political engagement and leadership development. Join me in giving the young professionals a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
Pleased to have them with us today. Thank you for taking the time to come to the capitol. The gentle woman.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Since 1976, the month of February has been designated as Black history month. The House of delegates members agreed to celebrate Black history monthpy paying tribute to an african american hero during the morning hour. I will start the celebration today with my native son, joseph thomas newsom. Joseph newsom was an attorney from Sussex County. His parents were former slaves on the princeton plantation located near Sussex County courthouse. At a church school near new hope baptist church he received a majority of his education. In 1891, he wanted to pursue a career as a teacher so he entered the Virginia norman air collegiate institute in Petersburg, Virginia, now known as Virginia state university. While in college, he was a member of the debating society and developed good oratory skills. After graduating and returning to Sussex County to teach he found out that he didn't like it as much as he thought and realized he had an interest in politics. After much per situation and ped support from his family and judge robert arnold of waiverly he enrolled in the law school at howard university in Washington, d.C. He worked hard as a waiter and a construction worker to pay his way through law school. And in 1894, he graduated from howard with a law degree as valedictorian. Lawyer newsom as he was known in Newport News was involved with several high profile criminal cases in eastern Virginia and was one of the two african american attorneys who made a success appeal to the supreme court of appeals later called the supreme court in 1931 in david vs. Allen in which Black residents of Hampton were routinely prevented from registering to vote. Politically active in 1921, newsom opposed the directions of the republican party and he ran for attorney general on a lit Black republican ticket. Newsom organized and led the voters league an organization that lauded for schools, community improvement. He advocated for and helped secure the first high school for african american residents in Newport News. Newsom remained active in the public affairs and at the time of his death was serving as president of the old dominion bar association, a Black counter part to the Virginia state bar association. Newsome added the Newport News star from late in the 1920's to the late 1930's until it was purchased by the Norfolk journal. Very active in community churches he also opened his own home as a community center hosting booker t. Washington on occasion. The newsom House remains one of the timeless historical fixtures in the city and has become a venue for meetings, exhibits, special events and other social functions. The newsom House is listed on the landmark register and the national register of historic places. It was the first structure owned by an african american to be a recipient of a national historic preservation award. Mr. Speaker, today I honor joseph newsom as my moment in Black history. Thank you. [applause] florida.
[Unknown]
I rise for an announcement
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
[Unknown]
The raw enforcement division will be at the caucus to talk about hunter safety and other things they deal with out in the field. If you have got -- if you have lad any issues in your district with respect to law enforcement
[Unknown]
Mr. Lingamfelter and hunting and fishing, tomorrow would be a good briefing to attend so you have a good baseline of fact. Thank you. 7:00 tomorrow morning. Speaker's conference room
[Unknown]
The gentle woman from Chesterfield, Ms. Robinson
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for introduction
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
[Unknown]
I would like to recognize in the gallery I hope they are up there some where today the americans of the american association of university women of Virginia. The aauw has been one of the leading voices promoting equity wore film and girls. The first aauw branch in Virginia was established here in Richmond in 1909 and since then the organization has grown to 26 branches and over 2200 at large members throughout the commonwealth. The aauw members have been meeting today with law makers in a variety of issues. Please give the women of the aauw a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
We are delighted to have the ladies from the aauw with you today. I had about 107 of you in my office earlier today and it was a good dialog and discussion. Thank you very much.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Petersburg
[Unknown]
I rise for the purpose of two introductions
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, we are joined today by the students of Dinwiddie elementary. If you will please rise. [laughter]
[Unknown]
These students make unthe Dinwiddie elementary school student council association. The group is made up of third to fifth grade students who campaigned and earned the votes of peers the same way we represent our respective districts these students represent their classrooms. The responsibilities include raidersing and lowering the american flag when school is in session and currently they are leading a canned food drive for Dinwiddie County food bank. I am proud of their leadership already only in the third and fifth grade and I hope that you will join me in giving them a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
We are dae lighted to have the students and we thank you for coming to your capitol today.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from peterson
[Unknown]
We are joined today by members of Virginia 21. I believe they were scheduled to meet with several of you. Virginia 21 is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization. Student leaders coordinate action focus on the issues that matter most to young voters, college access and affordability, safe campuses and a thriving Virginia economy. Virginia 21 student chapters have signed up over 13,000 new voters since 2013 with chapters all around the commonwealth. Virginia 21 has engaged thousands of young over thes in the political process since its founding 15 years ago. It is refreshing to see young people active in Virginia state politics and I commend them for continuing to seep others the response of leadership in soming the biggest challenges. I ask that you join me in giving Virginia 21 a warm House welcome. [applause]
Bill Howell
Please have the members have Virginia 21 visiting with us today. Thank you for coming. The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Plum
Ken Plum
I rise for a point of personal privilege
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
Ken Plum
Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House I have good news from back home. The governor and secretary of veterans and defense affairs admiral harvey were in my community to reston to give recognition to street shares. It was founded by Virginia veteran entrepreneurs mark rockefeller and nickcy and funds veterans small businesses across the country. They serve hundreds of veteran entrepreneurs each month. They offer a variety of interviews, profiles of veteran entrepreneurs and education guides, targeted veteran small business owners and their needs. The foundation runs the veterans small business awards offering $10,000 in grants to veteran small business owners. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House you May want to note at street shares.Com direct veteran there's who might be interested in making application for assistance with their own startup companies. Also while the governor was there, he announced that his new goal for the v-3 program that is th Virginia values veterans vertified companies is 25,000 veterans hired by the end of the administration. We have already surpassed the first two goals and looks like we are headed now with 21,000 veterans hired through the program we are confident it will hit the new joel especial which with new companies like street shares. Streetshares.Com is the place to send your veterans interested in a startup of small business. Thank you, Mr. Speaker
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Norfolk, Mr. Lindsey
Joe Lindsey
I rise for purposes of an introduction
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
Joe Lindsey
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today we have with us in this -- in the gallery zeta phi beta founded January 16, 920 by five collegiate women at how wart university. It was founded on a simial believe that sororiti, elite iowa many and socializing should not overhad zoe the real mix of progressive organizations to say dress societal morays, ills, prejudices, poverty and health concerns of the day. Zeta day as the capital was introduced by the late Senator yvonne b. Miller who invited her sorority sisters to witness the legislative process and meet the electors. With us are some of the members from chapters across the commonwealth. President mary brogue Wright is here with the various chapters here today. Mr. Speaker, I ask and if the ladies could stand up for me. Mr. Speaker, I ask the body to give a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
We are delighted to have the ladies visiting with us today. Thank you for all you do for the community
[Unknown]
Mr. Hodges
[Unknown]
I rise for the purpose of an introduction
Bill Howell
The gentleman May proceed
[Unknown]
We have in the gallery members and students of the Virginia pharmacists association. Stand up in you would like. The Virginia pharmacists association was founded in 1881 and serves a is a voice of pharmacy in the commonwealth by advocating for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and legislative, regulatory and publy affairs. The association goal is to maximize contributions of the profession to public health and patient care and to increase public awareness of the value of pharmacy services. Now, today in the general assembly I know you saw a number of white coats and the pharmacists and students were offering flu shots, blood pressure screenings, glucose testings and cholesterol screening. They will be doing this until 3:00. Each year, 20% of the participants seen are referred for follow-up due to abnormal blood tests. Join me in welcoming them by giving them a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
Glad to see the pharmacists with us today and thank you very much for the testing that you do to help us with our health concerns. The gentleman from pocuoson, Mr. Helsel >> Joining us are the group from able are us and they are from Hampton. A local program made up of individuals who offer help to those with intellectual disabilities. They are also advocates for programs that support people with various types of disabilities. I would ask the House if you would join me in giving these folks a warm House welcome. [applause]
Gordon Helsel
Pleased to have the visitors with us today. The gentleman from Poquoson
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Last week the House of delegates made a major step towards securing funds for state employees. Together with the Senate we announced that the upcoming amended budget will include a 3% pay raise for classified employees. Raise salaries for new and current police officers. And include money for compression for local sheriff's deputies. Yesterday, I was -- it was announced that the House was taking major steps to help our teachers and our schools. Rural schools are struggling as they say their enrollment decline as families leave for better jobs. Our proposed budget will include a 15% enrollment loss supplement that will go a long way to secure those schools' futures. On top of that, Mr. Speaker, the House budget will restore the 40% percent lottery proceeds to the schools with no local match. This means that school divisions will not have to come up with their own funds. Schoolswill also be able to use the money where needed most including using the money to give the teachers a much deserved pay raise or to cover the sr payments. Contrasting proprosal, Mr. Speaker to the governor's proprosed budget by does not to help struckling schools and teacher pay raises and the new money that he proposes will require a local match. A one-time, 1.5% bonus hardly moves the needle for our hard-working educators. On top of that, Mr. Speaker, requiring strings attached to any new funds is not the message that should be sent to our localities. Mr. Speaker, chairman Jones and his committee have developed a budget that I believe sends a very positive message to the educators of our commonwealth saying to them that we do care for our schools and we do care for our teachers. The teachers of the commonwealth of Virginia deserve our assistance and deserve to have their morale lifted and need to know that we care, care about our children and how they have a major role in developing their future. Mr. Speaker, I commend chairman Jones and his committee for the strugglingles they have dealt with since long before this session even began. I commend each Delegate for offering suggestions on how to reassure our educators. Mr. Speaker, how can the administration be so elated regarding businesses in Virginia and at the very same time do nearly nothing for the teachers of this commonwealth? If I were a teacher and I had access to the governor's budget, I as a teacher would surely believe that I had chosen the wrong vocation. I would also feel essential betrayal knowing that I have to keep the third job that I have just to keep my Head above water. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, I appreciate your attention in dealing with this matter. Thank you. [applause]
Gordon Helsel
The gentleman. Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi we have a number of ladies here in green from the links incorporated. If they could please stand. The links incorporated is an international not for profit organization established in 1946 and the membership consists of 14,000 professional women of color and 283 chapters. It is one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women committed tone riching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of person is of african ancesttry. Join me in giving them a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
Please have the ladies from link incorporated, thank you so much for what you do for the community. The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Miyares >> When I was going through my e-mails I came across a press release. It was the engage cuba coalition in which our governor was announced as the chairman of a new initiative to engage in business in cuba and I read this press release, five pages long. And I notice there was something missing. Obviously he is excited to to business with the only nondemocracy in the entire western hemisphere but there was no mention of the dissidents of cuba and no mentions of the prisoners of conscience. In cuba there is no freedom of worship and ability to dissent from a government that derives no consent from the people and a government ha has not had in 57 years a single free election. I said before that what separates us from cuba and many other countries in the world is what I call the knock of the door. [knocking] here when we hear that, that means a neighbor has come over to say hello. Or in my case amazon prime is dropping something off. But in cuba, when you hear this [knocking], it means something entirely different. It means the power to be of the government has come to take you away because you have had the tamarity to speak out for human rights or worship in a church that is not sanctioned by the state or call for free and fair elections. Obviously this is very personal to me, Mr. Speaker. I remember the stories of my own uncle who heard that knock and was taken in the middle of the night. Suffered the humiliation of a mock execution all because he didn't want to join the communist militia. I remember meeting as a child my cousin and seeing the scars on his wrists. Mr. Speaker, you talk to any of the prisoners in conscience not just in cuba but throughout the world the think that they find the difficult to grasp it is not the beatings and torture and lack of water, it is the profound sense of hopelessness lessnessthat they have been for. What the governor is seeking to do and what he wants is obviously to engage in business and get one of these. The cuban peso is so pathetic compared to american dollars they require american businesses and american tourists to get these so they are pegged at art artificialal inflated rates at seven cents a dollar. The cuban military controls roughly 60% of the entire island economy. This finances the very government that oppresses its people. When the governor made his trip to cuba last year enjoying cocktails with the cuban officials and this press release brags about the great relationship, I asked publicly and called upon him to take five minutes, five minutes to look these individuals in the eyes and say as virginians we care about human rights, we care about prisoners of conscience. And so, for those people that are forgotten, and since so conspicuously left out of this press release, these are the faces of those 90 miles off our shore, the prisoners. Alfonso rodriguez. Mario hernandez. She doesn't have a hand because she spoke out against the government, shutting down the only school? Her locality and they sent a security force with a machete and chopped it off. The ladies in white who ask simple where their loved ones May be buried, that are beaten regularly. They are not in this press release. Over two million cubans fled that island, including -- I 'm standing here because at the end of the day my mother was one of those who got on an airplane, pennyless and homeless and didn't know where she was ifing to get her next meal but knew what whatever faced in front of her was better than what she had. I am standing here on behalf of the forgotten individuals. The governor holds the same seat as thomas jefferson and as such he holds a special responsibility is that he holds the same seat as thomas jefferson who said there are certain self-evident truths all men are created equal and endowned to the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Jefferson uttered those worlds to the greatest empire at that time, the british empire. At the time, Mr. Jefferson uttered those words, risking his very life, surely, surely this governor could take the time to advocate for those same timeless principles to the castro regime today. Thank you. [applause]
Jason Miyares
The gentlewoman from Hampton, Ms. Ward. Wow, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
Chris Jones
The gentlewoman has the floor
Jason Miyares
Two introductions. Today's prayer was given by the Reverend joshua king senior mount in mount arie north carolina. After serving in the united states army he continued his education at Morris college, sumter, south carolina where he completed the Morris college pastoral and christian education program. He received his bachelor of arts degree in religion and philosophy from benedict college in columbiaia, south carolina and also holds a master of divinity from the samuel dewitt school of prove tore and theology at Virginia union university in Richmond, Virginia of which he is currently elected the vice president of the alumni association. He began his ministerial journey in June of 1997 he is currently the eighth senior pastor of the 153-year-old prestigious zion baptist church in Hampton. I ask that you give Reverend king a very warm House welcome. [applause] and one more, Mr. Speaker. Joining their pastor here to the House is the members of zion baptist church. They are seated in the gallery. I ask that they stand so that you can give them all a very warm House welcome. [applause]
Bill Howell
We are pleased to have Reverend king and some of his parishonners. Thank you for coming today. The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Anderson
Rich Anderson
Mr. Speaker, I rise for two introductions
Bill Howell
The gentleman May proceed
Rich Anderson
In and around the capitol it not in the gallery, surery in one of the conference rooms representatives of brain injury. They play a key leadership role in communities providing services to survivors and their families. Principally those who have suffered from brain injury, stroke and concussion. I would ask that the House give a warm welcome to brain injury services of Virginia. [applause]
Bill Howell
Pleased to have them with us today. And we thank them for tall they do for their community. The gentleman from Prince William
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As you know, today is aviation day on capitol square. I spoke about the 100th anniversary of the langley research center. Today we have on the grounds of the capitol a group in which a number of you have shown interest in recent months and that is the members of the Virginia aeronautical historical society celebrating its 39 h. Birthday this year. The key thing about the Virginia aviation historical society is simply this. Virginia has been the location of many firsts in aviation history from the first balloon club in north america at the college of william and mary in the 1780s to the first use of aviation in a military engagement just east of here at the battle of seven pines during the civil war to the first demonstration of an aircraft to the federal government at fort meyer Virginia to the first ever sinking of a battleship off the coast of Virginia by none other than general billy mitchell, the father of modern american air power all the way to the mercury 7 at nasa langley research center. And especially catherine Johnson the subject of the recent oscar nominated movie hidden figures who played a major role in the race to the moon and, of course, the resupply mixes to the international space station. While the writhe mothers May not have been burn here, their mother was born in Loudoun County in 1831. And so with that, Mr. Speaker, I would ask that you give a warm House welcome to the men and women of the Virginia aeronautical historical society. [applause]
Bill Howell
Pleased to have the members from the historical society with us. And welcome to our capitol. Their capitol. The gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker I rise for a motion
[Unknown]
The gentleman May state
Chris Jones
Speakers and ladies and gentlemen of the House, pursuant to House rule 63 on Page 36, House bill 1745 and on Page 41, House bill 2104 I would ask that those two bills be referred to the committee on appropriations for further consideration
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Suffolk moves that House bill 1745. What was the second one?
[Unknown]
House bill 2104 be referred to the committee on appropriations as
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano
David Toscano
Will the gentlemen yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
David Toscano
Yes
[Unknown]
I assume it is yes but has he spoken to the patron about moving the bills?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, that is the only way I know how to operate
[Unknown]
Thank you
Bill Howell
The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Suffolk. As many as favor that motion say aye. Those apposed no. The motion is agreasonned to. Ao
[Unknown]
Mr. Levine
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction
Bill Howell
The gentleman May proceed
Tag Greason
We have members from the northern Virginia urban league young professionals network. The northern Virginia urban league young professionals network does direct services for communities in northern Virginia and work on ensuring civil rights are protected, work to inform and equip community members with tools for jobs education and housing. They work tirelessly year round on mentoring, feeding forgotten hungry families in northern Virginia, giving community members access to engage in policy making and preparing them for employment and they are wellest kateed on a number of issues of the day. Could everyone please give them a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
We are delighted to have the young professionals from the urban league with us today.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction
[Unknown]
The good May proceed
[Unknown]
The chamber of commerce is a vibrant organization of businesses and individuals passionate about making our community in mount vernon a great place to live. I have a been a member many years. Chamber serves the greater south area Fairfax County with Richmond highway as america's first highway and a dynamic business anchor. Its mission is to promote the business and community efforts throughout the area. If they are here if any would rise so we could give them a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
The gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace on behalf of the gentleman from the city of Richmond, Mr. Loupassi, I 'm pleased to introduce and welcome a group of seniors from our alma mater saint christopher school? The city of Richmond and saint catherine school. Part much an honors level interdisciplinary class in environmental science and pub publicpolicy. They were riveted by the conversation on debate in the agriculture Chesapeake natural resources particularly a bill dealing with goat milk. I ask that we give the seniors s from saint christophers and saint catherine's school a warm welcome. [applause]
Chris Peace
Delighted to have the students visiting with us today. The gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Watts
[Unknown]
I rise for interdukes
Chris Peace
The gentlewoman May proceed
[Unknown]
It is my pleasure to introduce members of the league of women voters if they would
[Unknown]
Lisa: rise. The league has chapters throughout Virginia as a nonpartisan political organization that encourages active participation and informed participation. My personal note as you have heard me over the years for 15 years they schooled me well on -- I was thinking three different points. One, if I said something dumb it was because it was dumb, not because I was a woman. And this was an extremely important in those years as we then, number two, looked to get all of the voices as we looked to try to decide what was good sound public policy. And in that listening to all of the voices the third rule, the third lesson that they taught so well and have always operated on, is that consensus as it aplays to league of women voters' positions is spelled with an s. The sense, not just a nose count but the sense of what is good public policy. As they stand for that principle, I urge you to on any Wednesday at 8:30 to go to their roundtable in the g.A.B. And talk with the members of the league about the policy, policies that you are involved in. I think you will find that conversation to be strong as the league remains strong today. Please greet the league of women voters here on their day on the hill. [applause]
Bill Howell
Very pleased to have the members of the league of women voters with us today and we thank you for all that do in the commonwealth. The gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Greason
Tag Greason
The gentleman has the floor
[Unknown]
I need to move three of my bills bye for the day to a date certain which would be Monday the 6th of February. Mr. Speaker, on Page 19 the first bill would be House bill 1661 bye for the day until Monday, February 6. The second bill on the next Page, Mr. Speaker, Page 20 of the printed calendar, House bill 1662 bye for the day until Monday, February 6. And finally also on Page 20 of the printed calendar, House bill 1663 bye for the day until Monday, February 6. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Tag Greason
Without objection, those three bills, House bill 661, 1662 and 1663 bye until Monday. The gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Will
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker I rise for purpose of introduction
Bill Howell
The gentleman May proceed
[Unknown]
I have two friends representing veil. I ask that they stand. There is a bunch of them now, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House, valley associates for independent living is an organization centered in Harrisonburg but works throughout the region. The mission is to help the individuals that have disabilities to reach a higher level of independence in their lives from jobs to living and for folks all around in our area and so we are very proud of the I ask that you would join me in work they do. Giving them a warm House welcome. [applause]
Bill Howell
Pleased to have the visitors with us today and hope your enjoy your time in the capitol. The gentleman from -- I 'm sorry, the gentlewoman from Chesterfield, Ms. Robinson
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker I rise for introduction
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor
[Unknown]
I don't think they made it to the gallery. I think they were in the line to get into the gallery. 45 a.P. Government students from manchester high school are visiting the capitol today and joined by their teacher Ms. Kristin lockhart. They attended a committee meeting and tour de france capitol. Toured the capitol. It is in my district but it is the high school where Delegate Cox retired from teaching government in 2012. The student also be graduating in a few month and I wish them the best of luck in future endeavors. Would the House please give them a warm House welcome. [applause] with us. Does the clerk have any moves from uncontested calendar
[Unknown]
Yes, Mr. Speaker. On Page 7 House bills third reading uncontested there are two moves request. House bill 2090 patronned by
Jeion Ward
Placed to have the visitors Delegate cory. Move to the regular calendar at the request of Delegate Greason on Page 16 House bill second reading uncontested calendar Delegate Kilgore his bill requested to be moved to the regular calendar.
Jeion Ward
Those bills will be moved without objection. Items bye for the day?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. A half dozen or so. Beginning on Page 17 of the printed calendar, House bill second reading uncontested calendar there are two on this one.
[Unknown]
Bill: House bill 1514 patrod by Delegate Fowler requested to be taken bye for the day by Delegate Toscano. Same category, uncontested second, Page 28, Delegate Miller House bill 2035 has been requested by him to gobies torer the day. Second reading regular, or Page 36 of today's printed calendar, Delegate Gilbert 's House bill 1852 requested by him to go bye for the day. Page 37, Delegate Morefield 2051 bye for the day. Page 37, House bill 2364, patronned by Delegate Heretick has been asked to be taken bye for the day by Delegate Gilbert. And finally, Mr. Speaker, on pages 42 and 43, Delegate Filler-Corn 's House bill 2257 and House bill 2406 asked taken bye for the day by Delegate Gilbert
[Unknown]
Mr. Gilbert
[Unknown]
I move those bills go bye for the day
Bill Howell
As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed no. The bills will go bye for the day. The journal shall reflect that the following member is away on pressing personal business and is granted leave from today's session, Delegate moorefield. The gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker I rise for introduction
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker in the gallery today we have representatives from the jamestown yorktown foundation. I will ask them to stand. They just walked in. So I 'm sure they are a bit out of breath. I had a privilege to cochair the 2019 commemoration and we have been hard at work. We have four specific events commemorating aimed at building awareness of Virginia 's role in the united states. First the anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly of the new world. Second the arrival of the first africans to english north america. We already had one of the events with african arrival day. Observance of the first official thanksgiving and impact of women in the Virginia colony. Our goal is to encourage statewide partnerships and urge core education tourism. Mr. Speaker you helped kick us off last October with a great launch at the capitol. We relied on a public private partnership and raised $1.7 million in private funding. I think we are well on the way to meet the goals. Let me talk about the goals. 24 events over the next 36 months. Exciting things like the global emerging leaders summit and international representative democracy. 6.1 participants nationwide in education programs legacy projects. $2.23 billion in direct visitor spending and it 22 million media impressions. We hope the british will play a role like they did in 2007. The steering committee leadership has done a tremendous job. You all received a copy of the 2016 progress report which should have been in your mailbox please read it. Today. Let me introduce the folks in the gallery. We have in all of these are obviously associated with 2019. A jamestown yorktown foundation chairman. The members of the 2019 commemorative executive committee, gene Fowler, frank atkinson, george Martin and paul kunz and kathy spangler, the executive director. [applause]
Bill Howell
Very pleased to see the members from the jamestown yorktown steering committee for 209. 209. I appreciate all your efforts towards it. The gentlewoman from Hampton, Ms. Ward
Leo Wardrup
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for one more introduction
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor
Leo Wardrup
Just joining us today in the gallery is jane hobbs along with members of able are us. A nonprofit organization supporting people with intellectual disabilities. I ask that the House give them a very warm welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
Very pleased to have the visitors with us today. Are there further motions or resolutions under rule 39?
[Unknown]
You never want to say that
[Unknown]
More, more around here. The clerk will call the calendar
[Unknown]
The calendar for today, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 for the Virginia House of delegates injure first category of bills. House bill on third reading uncontested calendar. Mr. Speaker, there are approximately two dozen bills in the uncontested calendar block. 1878 on Page 1, emergency. Page it, 1457, 5 a 56, 1570, 1587. 1720. Page four. 1720, 1820. 1869. 191898,
[Unknown]
2029. 2045. 2055. House bill 2090 moved to regular calendar. 2152. 79. Continuing with block. 2274. 2313. 2369. Page 9. House bill 2374. 2397. 2418. And completing the block on Page seven of the printed calendar House bill 2433.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills pass?
[Unknown]
The clerk will close the role
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. The bills are pass the.
[Unknown]
Are passed. Will >> Continuing with the business. Page 10 of the printed calendar. The next category House bills on third reading regular. First up, is House bill 1628. House bill 1628, a bill to amend and reenact certain sections of the code, relating to private security; compliance agent experience; surety bond.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass. Ayes 98, nos 0
[Unknown]
The bill is pass the. House bill 1858, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code, relating to the department of small business and supplier diversity; certification of small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses. Reported from committee on genera
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 94, nos 1
[Unknown]
Ayes 94, nos 1. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turn to Page 11. House bill 1606, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code, relating to the use of handheld personal communications devices in highway work zones.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 80, nos 18
[Unknown]
Ayes 80, nos 18. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1399, a bill to amend and reenact certain sections of the code, relating to appointments to the state board of electoral boards; elections and local proportion of political party representation.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll
[Unknown]
Ayes 61, nos 36
[Unknown]
Ion methods 61, nos 36. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1526, a bill to amend and reenact certain sections of the code relating to alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage annual live entertainment venue license.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll
[Unknown]
Ayes 89, nos 8
[Unknown]
Ayes 89, nos 8. The bill is pass.
[Unknown]
Turned to Page 12 of the calendar. House bill 1597, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code, relating to locality; stormwater management program; fee waiver where no runoff.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will call the roll. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, nos 4
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, nos 4. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1598, a bill to amend and reenact certain sections of the code, relating to voter registration; proof of citizenship required to register to vote in certain elections.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Watts
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor
[Unknown]
I would raise this brief point. Unfortunately in debate yesterday, I was not able to honestly ask the question. I know this bill is going to pass, but it is only the first step and I want to make sure the body is aware that as I tried to answer the question myself voting in federal elections it has never been defined that I can find what that means as far as the elections that take place when people are on the ballot for a federal office. Does that federal election conducted on that particular Tuesday also include the Virginia constitutional referendums that might be on it? Does it include those office -- those elections for people who have -- who need to be replaced in a state or local office? Well, if it does, if that is the intent of the people who will be supporting this bill, then we need to have an honest expression of that in the bill, and a fiscal impact statement as to what it will cost to have two sets of ballots on a day when our federal offices are being voted for. Thank you, Mr. Speaker
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will call the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 64, nos 33
[Unknown]
Ayes 64, nos 33, the bill is passed. Lfer
[Unknown]
House bill 1694, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code, relating to alcoholic beverage control; nonprofit banquet licensees; sale of wine for off-premises consumption.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 91, nos 6
[Unknown]
Ayes 91, nos 6. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1743, a bill to amend and and reenact a section of the code, relating to alcoholic beverage control; retail on-premises license for nonprofit historic cinema houses.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 90, nos 7
[Unknown]
Ayes 90, nos 7. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1933, a bill to amend and reenact certain sections of the code, relating to candidate withdrawal; notice of withdrawal; information to voters.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 92, nos 5
[Unknown]
Ayes 92, nos 5. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1936, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code, relating to land banks; receivership.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos 1
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos 1. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 14. Continuing with House bills third reading. House bill 2233, a bill to amend and reenact certain sections of the code, health benefit plans relating to sales of from persons licensed to sell such plans in other states.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Hope
Patrick Hope
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speak to the bill?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
Patrick Hope
I want to make a few points before we vote on this bill. Something I want you to consider. Buying insurance across state line is is something that has become for republicans in d.C. A mantra to repeal and replace obama care with. I think what the gentleman is trying to do is direct the bureau of insurance to go ahead and start doing that. The point of fact, though, is that at the federal level, they already have -- it is already legal to do this. People when they start putting pen to paper in Washington they will figure that out. There is a reason why this hasn't been done yet and it is because it doesn't work. Think about this. Think about the effect that this would have in Virginia. Let's say that you are, Mr. Speaker, a twenty something-year-old and you are healthy and you want to by insurance and don't want to have all of the bells and whistles so you will seek to buy insurance in maybe idaho. What that does is there is a bunch of speakers howells that go out and that will leave us in Virginia with a sick pool and that will make insurance rates skyrocket. That is something we should be thinking about because the rest of us will be left holding the bag. Do you think that idaho's plans would have the same provider network? Take the same person who guys a plan from idaho. Think they will have the same network of providers you can choose? I think a lot of people goo after the president obama when he talked about you can have your doctor and insurance and keep it. Well, what about those that have the doctor now, in do you think you can keep it now and they will have the same provider they probably won't, network? Mr. Speaker. What about consumer protections in the commonwealth of Virginia. Do you want to be subject to protections from massachusetts or california. It would be a race to the bottom. Whattever state has the weakest protections. Lots of people would leave the Virginia market but the rest left behind our premiums would go up. Consumers aren't asking for this. Insurers aren't asking for it. Providers aren't asking for it and, of course, state regulators do we want to see Virginia 's regulations and protections to another state? This is a just a slogan and not a policy. I hope you will reject the bill
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
Israel O'Quinn
Consumers aren't asking for this? Mr. Speaker, consumers are begging for this. Consumers are begging for competition and choice in the marketplace to help lower costs and give them options because what what we have now in not working. You will see action from the federal level very soon. This is one of the main top three changes that they are going to implement. And the question is will Virginia be ready? This bill requires that out-of-state plans have to register with the fcc and prove a found financial mission and marketing standards and unfair trade pack tips and make sure they are within capital and surplus requirements for licensure to make sure when this does happen that it will happen right and it will protect Virginia consumers while giving them the choice and lower costs that they are demanding from us right now. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 66, nos 32
[Unknown]
Ayes 66, nos 32. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2343, a bill to amend and certain sections of the code relating to voter registration list maintenance; voters identified as having duplicate registrations.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 68en nos 30
[Unknown]
Ayes 68, nos 30. The bill is passed.
Dave Albo
House bill 1879, a bill to amend and reenact certain sections of the code, relating to disqualification for a concealed handgun permit; persons under 21 driving after illegally consuming alcohol. >>
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller
Jackson Miller
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I did speak to the patron of the bill and requested that the bill go bye for the day
Bill Howell
Without objection, the bill will go bye for the day.
Jackson Miller
Turn to Page 15. House bill 2168, a bill to amend and of the code relating reenact a section to the Virginia coal train heritage authority.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll. Ayes 96, nos 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos 1. The bill is passed. And Mr. Speaker, returning to Page 7 of today's printed House bill 2090. Calendar. The bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to charitable solicitations registration statement.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, nos 5
Bob Purkey
Ayes 93, nos 5. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker continuing with today's calendar. Next category on Page 15 of the printed version. House bills on second reading uncontested calendar. House bills second reading uncontested approximately 60 bills in the uncontested block. First up. House bill 1475, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code, relating to the common interest community board; information on covenants; association disclosure packets. Reported from committee on general laws with substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from cara caroe
[Unknown]
I move adoption of the committee substitute
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor the motion say ay inland, those opposed no. The substitute is agreed to
[Unknown]
When the home buyer goes to closing one. Many pages are provisions relative to homeowner association certain requirements that have to be on the one pager. What this dose is adds to that one pager a clear statement that the home buyer currently has to acknowledge they received that stipulates you do understand the hoa covenants are a legally binding contract. If you haven't read them, too but you are signing a contract bad. When you sign this closing. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to engross the build and pass to its third reading. House bill 1542 removed from the block and to the regular calendar. Next up, House bill 973. House bill 1973, a bill to impose a 36-month moratorium on the repayment of funds allocated for a bonded project pursuant to the economic development access reported from program. Committee on counties, cities and towns with amendments.
[Unknown]
The gentleman from Washington, Mr. O'quinn
Israel O'Quinn
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the committee amendment
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor the notion say ay, those opposed no.
Israel O'Quinn
A 36 month moratorium on the repayment of funds allocated for a bonded project through the economic development access program which is something you can apply to the commonwealth transportation board for. It was aminded in committee to now be 48 months after we learned that 48 months was the number that vidot preferred over 36 months. It doesn't forgive any debt, just extends the amount of time that the localities have to pay that back. Given a lot of localities went on a limb applied for the funds, built access roads, now we find that vdp May or May not have been actually helping them to bring tenants to the parts and so thus the bill and move that we engross and pass on to its third reading
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Chris Collins
House bill 1411, a bill to amend a section of the code, relating to rules and regulations; withdrawal of privately retained failure to pay counsel; client's agreed-upon fees or court costs. Reported from committee for courts of justice with substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Albo I was reading the Page news letter. Thanks for notifying me. Move the committee substitute
Dave Albo
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. Those opposed, no. All in favor say aye. The substitute a approved
Greg Habeeb
The bill only does one thing and basically says if an attorney is representing a client in a felony for the preliminary hearing he or she is not automatically required to represent for the rest of the case. Hope you pleasure the House to engross the bill and pass to its third reading.
Dave Albo
House bill 1414, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code, relating to end-of-course and end-of-grade assessments; partial credit. Reported from committee on education with substitute.
Greg Habeeb
The gentleman Mr. Austin
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
Those in favor aye, those opposed no.
[Unknown]
Allows a student who provides the correct answer to at least one part of a multiple part assessment the aprep patriot amount of credit for the partial answer. I ask the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1514 taken bye for the day. Page 18 of the printed calendar. House bill 1518, a reenact a secetion of bill to amend and the code, relating to sales and use tax; supplies used in automobile repairs. Reported from committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach House bill 1518 clarifies that wholesalers selling auto parts and shop supplies that the state tax is collected at the end user. Now there is double taxation being charged a and this rectifies the situation. I move that is be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1525, a bill to amend the code, relating to revocation or suspension of driver's licenses; laws of other jurisdictions. Committee for courts reported from of justice with amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Albo
Dave Albo
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute
Bill Howell
Questions on adoption of the committee amendment. The amendment acy growed to. The gentleman from Fairfax
Dave Albo
Speakers and members of the House when someone gets convicted from say, a dui from out-of-state the dmv from that state notifies the Virginia dmv and the Virginia dmv suspends the person's license in Virginia. And they can only do this for laws that are substantially similar. What this says is that in order to determine whether an out-of-state law is substantially similar you can only look at the words on the law. Some members of the attorney general's office were calling the prosecutor in the foreign country and asking about the facts. What we would like to say is you look at the Black letter of the law to determine whether it is substantially similar or not. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1590, a bill to amend and reenact s 8.01-226 of the code of Virginia, relating to duty of care to law-enforcement officers and firefighters; the fireman's rule. Reported from committee for courts of justice
[Unknown]
Mr. Campbell
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Chris Collins
Bill: 1590 provides for a statutory bar to a tort feasors ability to race the rule by claims to first respond responder for -- I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass to the third reading
[Unknown]
House bill 1609 relating to nurse practitioner as an expert witness coach activities. Reported from the committee from courts of justice
[Unknown]
Mr. Leftwich
[Unknown]
Players and ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1609 is a cleanup bill. The code was amended to allow nurse practitioners to testify as an expert and we did not include the section that refers to the nurse practitioners. Bringing the section into the code. I ask that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Nick Rush
Continuing with the block. House bill 1622. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to driving commercial vehicle while intoxicated penalties. With a substitute
Nick Rush
The gentleman from Frederick, Mr. Collins
Chris Collins
I move the substitute
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor say aye. Those opposed no. The substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Frederick
Chris Collins
We increased the penalties for driving while intoxicated third offense to a felony because we have so many dui sections we left behind truck drivers who also drive drunk so we need to bring the code section up. There was fewer penalties driving drunk while driving a tractor trailer. Now it is the same. I hope you engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1661 taken bye until next week. Page 20. Like Wise, House bill 1662 and 1663 bye until later next week. Accordingly, continuing with the block. House bill 1689 to amend and reenact various sections code relating to requests for medical records, speed limits, penalty for failure to provide. Reported to the courts of justice with amendments
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendments
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee amendments. As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no.
[Unknown]
The House bill reforms the process for paying for medical records. I move engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Page 21, House bill 1699. A bill to establish a pilot project in the city of Danville regarding recordation of Deeds subject to liens for unpaid taxes reported to the committee for courts of justice with amendment
[Unknown]
Mr. Marshall
[Unknown]
Thank you, Ms. Mr. Speaker. I would move the amendment
[Unknown]
As many as favor aaye. Those opposed no.
[Unknown]
House bill 1699 authorizes a pilot program in the city of Danville by the Virginia housing commission. A limited case that provides the city an additional tool to collect delinquent taxes while not interfering with the overwhelming majority of deed recordations and aah lous the city by ordinance and after a public hearing with amendment to provide that no deed command a parcel of real estate with assessed value of $40,000 or less has certifyd that the face deed has no liens. I move that we engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Manoli Loupassi
Continuing with the block on Page 22. House bill 1708. A bill to amend and to reenact a section of the board of Virginia. Record the from the committee on education with a substitute
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Fairfax Mr. Filler-corn
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendments
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor say aye. Those opposed no. The substitute is agreed to. The gentlewoman from Fairfax
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen. Hb 1708 requires the board of ed to consider the inclusion of industry certification credentials. The bipartisan bill has the backing of several major chambers the statewide chamber and it encourages the board to reward schools for offering students career technical education. I hope it will be the will of the body to engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1737. Bill to amend and reenact two sections relating to personal jurisdiction over a person. Domicile and residential requirements for suits for annulment, deferments or divorce, civilian employees and foreign service officers. Reported from the committee for courts of justice
[Unknown]
The gentleman from Frederick, Mr. Collins
Chris Collins
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In order to get a divorce in the commonwealth of Virginia you have to be a resident for six months. So the example would be you get hired by the state department and you and your wife or husband move in to the commonwealth and a week later you are shipped off to go serve for the state department. That counts from the time that you leave the united states but still resident domiciled in Virginia the six months would count and that is what the bill toes. For residency requirements for divorce proceedings and other family law proceedings, the six months start counting when you move into the commonwealth. I would ask that the matter be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Players
Chris Collins
The gentleman from Charlottesville
[Unknown]
Could this bill go bye just temporarily
Bill Howell
Without objection, bye temporarily.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the uncontested block. House bill 1746. A bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code relate epinephrine
[Unknown]
Mr. Rush
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and members of the House. House bill 17146 allows employees of colleges and universities after training to administer and possess epinephrin. I hope it is the pleasure to incross and pass on to the third reading reading
[Unknown]
House bill 1748 to amend and reenact a section of the road relating to persons organizing or arranging for or administering for patients from certain clinics. Exemptions of liability
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico
[Unknown]
This bill relates to the free clinics and fqhc health law section of the bar association wanted to make it clear that those folks who are not full professionals the secretaries and volunteers that work in the clinics would be free from liability except for gross negligence and that is what the bill does and I hope we will engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1799. A bill to require the board of pharmacy to deschedule or reschedule canabonile upon publication of interrim final rule. Reported from the committee of courts of justice with a substitute
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico
[Unknown]
I would ask we adopt the substitute offered bit courts committee
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor the motion will say aye. Those opposed no. The substitute is agreed to
[Unknown]
I want to thank the courts committee. This was introduced as a onesie to allow which has now done through the fda process and proven effective for the patients and seizure patients. The original bill would have just addressed that. They made it a better bill which puts the process in place when another drug comes along it will be fast tracked and available to the public. I hope we will epigross this as a substitute and pass on to the third reading
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 1811. A bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code relating to initial hearings on summons for unlawful detainer plaintiff possession of report and initial return date, immediate issue writs of possession. Written notice of satisfaction recorded in a court not of record. Reported from the court of records with a substitute
[Unknown]
Mr. Loupassi
Bill Howell
Move the substitute? The question is on adoption of the substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Those opposed no. The substitute is agreed to
[Unknown]
House bill 2386 provides for a uniform application for the courts of the commonwealth and requires the courts to provide for payment plans for fines and costs under specific deliniated circumstances. I move that the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
I know. Beg your pardon. [no audio]
Rob Bell
Continuing with the calendar. Page 24. Page 24. Of the printed calendar House bill 1814, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code relating to tax credits for work are retraining and telework expenses. Reported from the committee on finance with a substitute
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Powhatan, Mr. Ware
Lee Ware
I move the substitute
Bill Howell
As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Powhatan
Lee Ware
This will extend the sunset date on the teleworker expenses and work are retraining programs. I move that we engross the bill and pass it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1832. A bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of vass relating to negotiatable instruments. Report by the committee for courts of justice
[Unknown]
Mr. Kilgore
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House sets the game for negotiatable and noun negotiatable instruments. I hope it be the pleasure to engross and pass on to the third reading
[Unknown]
1838 to amend and reenact a section of the code related to the neighborhood assistant act tax credits board of education. Reported to the commit ion finance with amendments
[Unknown]
The gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Orrock
Bobby Orrock
I move the committee amendments
[Unknown]
As many as favor say aye, those opposed no. The motion is agreed to
Bobby Orrock
The tack credits for education are dae signed to go to students in low income situations or with certain disabilities. With the passage of this bill, what we will be doing is while not changing the current money cap on the program, it will have the department of education coming up with a regulatory structure where that one half of those credits available will first go or will go to a low performing schools with the premise being that as we are trying to encourage private investment should we not be doing so to emphasize lowe performing school districts acleaving higher standards. The further committee amendment makes clear this if they are not used in one half set aside for either half they May be reallocated to the other so that the fund is fully utilized. I hope it is the pleasure of the body to engross and pass to the third reading
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 25. House bill 1851 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code related to assault and battery against a family or household member per disposition waiver of appeal. Report the from the courts of justice with amendment
[Unknown]
I move the adoption of the committee amendment
[Unknown]
The questions on adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor the motion say aye. Those opposed o no. The committee amendment is
[Unknown]
Currently we have what is agreed to sort of referred to as a first offender program in the area of domestic violence. It allows someone who has never been in trouble for the offense before upon their consent upon a finding of the court or usually by agreement to enter into a series of classes and probation to try and stop the cycle of domestic violence and at the end of the period the matter is dismissed. What you find happens sometimes in fact probably often I would say is that someone violates the terms of that agreement a year into their probation, 18 months into the probation. This is a year or year and a half after the judge has decided that there is enough evidence for their guilt. And then at that point they have a right to appeal and have the whole thing start over again. And this bill would stop that it would say if you don't like process. Your treatment that you got, if you don't like the judge's decision, if you don't want to be in the program you don't have to be and you have the right to appeal just like any other case but ten days to decide you want to back out. And that would give you another ten days to appeal. Put you back where you started. If you don't want to participate in the program you don't have to. The bill says that. But it also says that you don't get to have your cake and eat it, too. And I would therefore move that the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, rise for a request
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
Marcus Simon
Could the bill go to the regular calendar after engrossment
[Unknown]
After engrossment House bill 1851 to the regular calendar.
Les Adams
Turning to Page 26. Today's calendar printed calendar continuing second reading uncontested block. 1855 to amend and reenact various sections relating to restitution, enforcement, noncompliance et cetera. Reported to the courts of justice with amendments
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendments, please
Bill Howell
The question is on I adoption of the committee amendments. As many as favor that motion say aye. Those opposed no. The amendments are agreed to. The gentleman
[Unknown]
The first of three bills to address restitution not getting paid to crime victims. This creates a form order to better track what is happening in the courts and once a restitution order is docketed that the prosecutor is still at liberty to pursue criminal matters and number three requires that lists be sent to the commonwealth attorney so he knows how much outstanding respectfully constitution there is. I hope it would be the le pleasure to move on to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Never mind. The clerk will continue.
Vivian Watts
Continuing with the block on Page 27 of today's printed calendar. House bill 1809 to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to collection of sales and use tax reported from the committee on finance
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo
Tim Hugo
Someone just asked me a question about this. Could this bill go bye for the day?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1890 bye for the day
Tim Hugo
Continuing the block House bill 1950 to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the local cigarette taxes refund of returned tax stamps. Reported from the committee on finance
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace
Chris Peace
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 1950 would clarify any locality imposing a local cigarette tax must refund the purchase Price of the stamp purchased to evidence payment of the tax. Current law states that refunds are provided on returns state cigarette excise tax stamp and this would bring parity to the state provision at the local level. I ask that the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Chris Peace
Bill: 1951 to amend and reenact two sections relating to citizen helpship on the criminal justice services board and committee on training. Reported from the committee of courts of justice with a substitute
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Hanover
[Unknown]
I move adoption of the committee amendment
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute
[Unknown]
As many as favor say aye those oppose. The substitute agreed to
Mark Keam
House bill 1951 would increase the size of the criminal justices service board by one member and designate the individual representing community interests. Currently the board crop prized of those who represent imvictims and state and local governments and did he significant Senate that the member serve on the committee on training and finally the legislation would direct that the secretary of public safety and homeland security would review the composition of the board at large and develop a plan for restructuring to improve efficiency. I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 28.
[Unknown]
Bill: 1961. A bill to require a form of taxation to prom gait regulations and clarify the methodology for determining deduct able gross receipts attributable to bits conducted in another state or a foreign country
[Unknown]
House bill 1961 requires the department of tax to put forth the regulations based on recent rulings of the tax commissioner in a recent decision of the supreme court of Virginia. Hope it the will to engross and pass to the third reading
[Unknown]
House bill 2024 relating to condemnation powers and proceedings imminent throughout the public health safety and welfare required. Reported from the committee of courts of justice with a
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Culpeper substitute
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
As many as favor that motion say aye, those oppose nod. The substitute is agreed to
[Unknown]
H.B. 2024 started out fairly big but we pared it down a little bit but put a 15 day minimum requirement as notification for the property I hope the body will engross the owner. Bill and pass to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2035 has been taken bye for the day. Accordingly, continuing with the block. House bill 2051 a bill to amend and reenact several sections relating to marijuana offenses driver's license forfeiture reported from the committee from courts of justice with a substitute
Bill Howell
The gentleman from pennsylvania, Mr. Adams
Les Adams
I move the committee substitute
Bob Purkey
As many as favor that motion those opposed no. Ay. Thia from pennsylvania
Les Adams
Thank you, Mr. Speaker and members the bill would amend the first offender program for persons charged with a simple possession of marijuana to allow judicial discretion regarding any driver's license suspension that May be imposed as part of this legislation. Currently, no such discretion exists. I hope it will be the will of the body to engross the bill and pass on to the third reading
[Unknown]
Lillibridge 2073 a bill to amend and reen-- House bill 2073 relating to certain fraud crimes, multijurisdiction grand jury and forfeiture of the consumer protection act. Reported from the committee for justice with a substitute
Nick Rush
The gentlewoman from Fairfax
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
As many as favor that motion aye and those opposed no.
[Unknown]
The adoption the bill focuses on multijournal grand juries and the consumer protection act as it is focused on those crimes that are used in the exploitation of vulnerable adults on a door to door solicitation basis, part of a package that the commonwealth attorneys have been working on to more effectively go after this exploitation and I hope that it will be the will of the body to engross the bill and pass to the third reading
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
House bill 2084 to amend and enact certain sections the code related to search warrants. Reported from the committee for courts of justice
[Unknown]
The gentlewoman in Alexandria
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and members of the House h.B. 204 was unanimously endorsed by the crime commission and amends the current search warrant statutes to allow search warrants to be issued for any person to be arrested from whom a warrant or process for arrest has been issued. I hope it is the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass to the third reading
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 30. Printed calendar. House bill 2113, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to notification requirement for breach of payroll data. Reported from the committee on finance with a substitute
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute
Bill Howell
As many as favor that motion aye, those opposed no. The substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Fairfax
[Unknown]
The House bill is designed to combat relate today income tax refund fraud and employers that contains database appreciated and quintains payroll information and notify the tax department as soon as possible. We heard from stakeholders that wanted to work to make sure that the language is consistent with the existing data breach language so the substitute would align the requirement to other areas of the law already requires the data breach notification and with the consultation and advice from industries as wide as technology and financial services we brought this bill with the substitute. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House engross and pass to the third reading
[Unknown]
House bill 2140 related to teacher turnover exit questionnaire. Reported from the committee on education with a substitute
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax
[Unknown]
Thank you, I move adoption of the committee substitute
[Unknown]
Questions on adoption of the committee substitute. All those in favor cygni aye. Opposed na. Jets the substitute adopted. The gentleman has the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House we often here anecdoteally the reasons why good teachers are leaving the teaching profession. Last year, as the result of legislation the superintendent of public instruction developed a model exit questionnaire for teachers to use to explain to us why they are leaving. This bill puts that questionnaire into effect specifies that the department of education begin a pilot program in five jurisdictions that be the questionnaire be given to teachers leaving the profession so that we can collect quantitative information about why they are doing so and homefully inform the public policy in the area in the few you. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to engross and pass on to the third reading
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block. House bill 2149. A bill to amend and reenact a number of sections of the code of Virginia relating to registration of aircraft. Reported from the committee on science and technology
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, House bill 249 clarifies that for aircraft that are humanly manned that the aircraft are registered in the airports are licensed. This legislation was brought to me by the department of aviation to more clearly reflect the duties of the department. Mr. Speaker, I move the House engross and pass to the third reading
[Unknown]
House bill 219 about. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the road relating to personal property tax valuation of certain property used in a business. Reported from the committee on finance
Barry Knight
The gentleman from Montgomery, Mr. Rush
Nick Rush
Thank you, Mr. Speaker
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and members of the House. House bill 2193 allows businesses when filing business personal property tax with local government to give an aggregated equipment of property with values of under 500 dollars. I hope it is the pleasure of the House to engross and pass on to the third reading
Nick Rush
Continuing with the block House bill 2231. A bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code relating to ignition interlock duration installation. Reported from the committee from courts of justice with a substitute
Jay Leftwich
The gentleman from Manassas ,
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Miller I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
The question on adoption. All in favor signal by saying aye. Those opposed nay. The ayes have it. The amendment is adopt
Joseph Yost
Making is that are people required to have interlock ignition will start that time when they are licensed. Right now we have some people that are not allowed to drive and are trying to apply their interlock ignition time required by the court date when they are not allowed to drive. I move the bill be engrossed and passed on to its third reading
[Unknown]
House bill 2240. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to crime victims' rights to nondisclosure of certain information. Murder, reported to the committee for courts of justice with a substitute
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller
Jackson Miller
I move the substitute
Chris Collins
I question is on adoption of the substitute. All in favoring auntil by by saying aye. Those opposed nay. The substitute is adopted.
Jackson Miller
This bill is for clarification. Making sure a juvenile victim of crime, murder and other serious crimes that the next of kin or guardian of the child can keep the name of the child from being released to the press. I move the bill be engrossed and pass the on to its third reading
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block on Page 32. House bill 2276. A bill to amend and to reenact a section of the code relating to death cert cal. Amendments disputes settled by a circuit court. Report rod by the committee with a substitute
Rob Bell
The gentleman from Rockingham, Mr. Wilt
Tony Wilt
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the substitute
Rob Bell
Question on adoption of the committee substitute. All in favor aye. Those apposed nay. The ayes have the substitute is adopted
Tony Wilt
Bill: adopted
[Unknown]
House bill 2276 simplifies the process by which corrections are made when errors ermade in supplying information for death certificates. I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2281. A bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to residential rental property. Reported from courts of justice with a substitute
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Chesapeake, Mr. Leftwich
Jay Leftwich
Mr. Speak earl, I move adoption of the committee substitute
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. All in favor signal by saying those opposed nay. Aye. The ayes have it. Substitute is adopted. Delegate Leftwich
Jay Leftwich
This bill handles the escrow deposit for a rental property during foreclosure. Right now the process is some what fuzzy and this clears it up and I ask that the bill been grossed and passed to its third reading. >> The gentlemen from Chesapeake .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen this bill provides for the trainingful school down solors and firsts to recognize the signs and symptoms of human trafficking for children in the high schools or middle schools, unfortunately as young as that age lured in the sex trade and I ask that the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading
Manoli Loupassi
Continuing only Page 33. House bill 2287. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to confidentiality of the department of juvenile justice records community gang task forces. Reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute
Manoli Loupassi
Mr. Collins
Manoli Loupassi
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would move the substitute
[Unknown]
The question is on adoption of the substitute. All in favor significantify by saying aye. Those opposed nay. The aye is have
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block. A bill to amend and reenact a section objection of the code relating to Ward of life insurance upon divorce or discollusion of marriage. Reported to the court of justice with amendment
[Unknown]
Mr. Leftwich
[Unknown]
I move adoption of the committee amendments
Chris Peace
As many as favor that motion say aye. Those opposed no. The amendments agreed to. The gentleman from Chesapeake
[Unknown]
This is a bill supported by the family coalition and allows the court to treat an existing not a future insurance policy but existing as marital asset to bedivided and enforced after divorce. I ask that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2324. A bill to amend and reenact section of the code relating to payment of jurors, prepaid debit card or card account. Reported from the committee for courts of justice
[Unknown]
Mr. Yost
Rob Bell
House bill 2324 brought on behalf of the treasurer's association and adds payment of credit to a prepaid debit card or card account as a whenned to to be paid. When such a method is used permit the jury error to make one withdrawal or transfer without incurring the fee. Hope it would be the pleasure to engross and pass to the third reading
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 34. House bill 2328. A bill to amend and reenact a section relating to inability to pay fees or account of poverty guidelines. Reportedwith amendment
[Unknown]
Mr. Collins
[Unknown]
Thank you exploration speaker is. I move the amendments
Bill Howell
The questions on adoption of the cam as many as paver that motion say aye. Those opposed no. The gentleman from Frederick ?
Chris Collins
Mr. Speaker, this bill makes the indigent guidelines the guide for judges in civil cases when determining indigency for payment of filing see ifs. I move that the bill be engrossed and moved on to the third reading
Chris Collins
House bill 2238. A bill to amend and reenact several sections relating to restitution priority of payments. Reported from the committee of courts of justice with amendment
Chris Collins
Mr. Speaker, I I would move
Chris Collins
Mr. Bell the cams, please
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee amendments. The amendments are a agreed to.
[Unknown]
This is the second restitution bill under current law when the court has restitution and fines and costs it is at liberty to decide which to aplay the pimentos made by the department. This would say that the defendant's restitution bills are paid first. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it on to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 35. House bill 2355. A bill to a amend and reenact a section of the code relating to students receiving home instruction. Registration and advance plate and preliminary sat national merit qualifying test examinations reported from the committee on education
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 2355 cleans up existing area of the code that pertains to home coolers participating in the psat tests. It does two things. Clarifies the language and changes it brings it up to date because the test name has changed. It is no longer the preliminary scholastic applity todd test. It is now the preliminary scholastic applity todd test back slash national merit qualifying test and changes that and no more need in the old language to make the school boards implement the plan to make the tests available. That language has been cleaned up simply to make the tests available. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading
[Unknown]
Thank you
[Unknown]
2386 to amend and reenact several sections related to payment of court ordered fines et cetera deferred or installment payment agreements. Reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute
Bill Howell
The gentleman from michigan city Mr. Leparoux
[Unknown]
Loupassi
[Unknown]
Move the substitute
David Toscano
As many as favor that motion say aye. Those opposed no. The substitute is agreed to. The gentlemen from Richmond city
[Unknown]
The House bill clarifies the process of bifurcation of trials and simplifies information required for notice of satisfaction. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading
[Unknown]
House bill 2460 to amend and reenact is section of the code.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Accomack ,
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 2460 does not eliminate the credit, taxes the amount a taxpayer can claim in one year and spreads the gain out over a 10 year period. I hope the bill would be passed on to the third reading. Mr. Speaker
Bill Howell
The gentleman from
[Unknown]
Hanover
[Unknown]
Han another, Mr. Peace
[Unknown]
I apologize for not doing this earlier but I rise to ask that h.B. 2460 by moved to the regular calendar after engrossment for purposes of abtension. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Without object objection, to the regular calendar after engrossment.
Mark Levine
Turning to Page 35. -- Page 36 Mr. Speaker. House bill 2467 to amend and reenact two section objections of the code relating to driving on a suspended or revoked license period of suspension. Reported from the committee for courts the of justice
Mark Levine
Mr. Bell
Nick Freitas
One of several measures addressing when someone has a long-term suspension and how do they get if back. When someone is in front of a judge and given a fine and also given a suspension of license, the suspension of license doesn't start until the fine is getting paid and what you have a large number of virginians who are at free, they are at liberty and drive around but not starting the clock. And the goal would be to say once you get the time allotted and start your fines getting paid you can drive legally. Hope it would be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill on to the third reading and engross the bill. Thank you,
Mark Levine
And Mr. Speak her, returning to Page 22 of the printed calendar. House bill 1737 taken bye temporarily. A bill patronned to amend and reenact a section of the road relating to personal jurisdiction of a person domicile for annull hadn't or divorce. Reported from the committee for courts of justice and the bill has been explained
Nick Freitas
Mr. Collins
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I believe there was a question this has nothing do with the time frames forgetting a divorce. This has simply to do deal with the domiciliary requirements domiciled for six months before you can initiate any kind of proceedings on a juvenile court or domestic relations matter. I hope that explains the bill and would ask that it be engrossed and moved to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills be engrossed and passed to the third reading. As many favor, aye. Those oppose nod. The bills are engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's next category, House bills on calendar. Second reading. Regular. Second reading regular. Beginning on Page 36. House bill 1852 taken bye for the day. House bill 1747 referred to the committee on appropriations. Accordingly the bill before us now is House bill 2025 to amend the code of Virginia relating to religious freedom, marriage, participation and beliefs. Reported from the committee on general laws. And Mr. Speaker, there is a floor amendment. [ please stand by ]
[Unknown]
Adoption of the floor amendment, as many as favor that amendment say aye. Opposed no. Floor amendment agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you. What hb 2025 does, it is a bill we voted on last year. We were assured a bill like this wasn't necessary because we already had religious freedom in the commonwealth, and that the commonwealth or its agents were not allowed to infringe on the religious liberty of institutions. Yet we had the governor's executive order, which I believe does just that, or at least creates a mechanism where that can be accomplished. So I regret that this is necessary, Mr Mr. Speaker. I wish this governor, which already has a track record now for going beyond his institution -- constitutional authority could have respected that. It is obvious he won't. So we have to put our religious institutions, organizations, to include our charities, in a position where they know they are not going to be punished by this state if they hold to the belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. I hope it it be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and move it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Alexander, Mr. Levine.
Mark Levine
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman rise for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Mark Levine
I yield.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would ask the gentleman, and I have the bill in front of me, it says that person is defined as religious organization, or someone connected with religious organization, and then it says that no person shall be required to participate in the solemnization of any marriage. I ask which person in Virginia is required by law to participate in the solemnization of any marriage?
[Unknown]
I would answer the gentleman, the primary concern, again, has to do with the governor's executive order, where he made it very clear that certain religious institutions would not be able to engage in state contracts for variety of things, to include refugee resettlement, because they hold to a position that marriage is between a man or a woman. So, again, it is not as if we have a specific case where a pastor, priest, rabbi, imam required to do this. Again, the concern comes from the governor's positive actions with respect to his executive order.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, follow-up question. Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would ask
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields. The gentleman, is there any person in Virginia that he's aware of that is required by law, executive order or any other legal compulsion, required to participate in the solemnization of any marriage, which is what line 31 of the bill says. If he know of any.
[Unknown]
Again, the question is after the governor's executive order would someone, maybe they wouldn't be required to perform the marriage, the question is, would they be punished if they refused to perform a marriage that didn't coincide with their religious beliefs, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, will the yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Marcus Simon
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the effort that's gone into this bill, and I understood the explanation is to try and undo the governor's executive order, but it looks to me like this is broader than that. I want to ask a question about that. It says in section b-2, no person would be subject to any penalty or any other action by the commonwealth soley account of beliefs, speech or action, or in accordance with a moral conviction that marriage is not or should not be recognized as the union of one man and one woman. So this is very broad, there is no penalty at all. So I guess my question would be, my sister-in-law and her wife, and their two kids come to Virginia frequently to visit us. And if God forbid on their way to Virginia to visit us they are in a car accident and the ambulance says the closest hospital is a catholic charities hospital, that's where we are going to take you, because your life or limb are at stake, and then my sister-in-law's wife wants to go back into the e.R. To see her spouse, and she's denied access to her spouse because somebody there doesn't recognize that as a valid marriage. Would that hospital be completely protected within their rights to deny her access to her loved one in such a circumstance.
[Unknown]
I would answer the gentleman, Mr. Speaker, that the floor amendment took out any civil liability or any other action by the commonwealth. That's the portion that we took out of the bill, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, further question?
[Unknown]
Mr. Will -- will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I will yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Doesn't it say really, I mean, you took out civil liability, doesn't it say any penalty at a all? Doesn't the fact that it size any penalty mean the commonwealth couldn't do anything to that hospital?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I think once again, we are talking about the specifics with respect to the solemnization that marriage is between one man and one woman. The idea, again, I would ask the gentleman, does he know of any catholic hospital that has ever denied this to somebody?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I have not -- I am not familiar with any particular case where this has happened, although I have heard of it happening in the commonwealth. I have heard this happening around the country, yes.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
At the appropriate time. Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshall.
Bob Marshall
Speaking to the measure.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Bob Marshall
Mr. Speaker, I urge members here to support this, because the patron of the bill is correct, the governor's executive order 61 intends to include, or rather exclude religious organizations from any contract with the commonwealth of Virginia if you don't submit to his sexual ideological venereal passions about who can have a contract and who cannot have a contract. So this would mean a catholic daycare, whatever, would not be eligible, orca tlik refugee, or, you know, baptist refugee -- catholic, that followed biblical principals would not be able to -- principles would not be able to receive a contract. Last night, Mr. Speaker, at a bill to basically nullify subcommittee, which I had a executive order 61, it was acknowledged by the governor's office, by the aclu and equality Virginia when I pointed out that religions -- religious organizations would be included, none of them denied the accuracy of that statement. Now, sadly, again, this was killed in a voice vote on laying on the table, so apparently we are going to do nothing, perhaps, other than this to challenge the governor. I urge the members to challenge the governor on this, because he does not have the authority, one, to add either sexual orientation or gender identity, or number two, to deny religious organizations, and if you look right behind me, the Virginia statute of religious liberty is here, it has been part of the fabric of our institution for more than 200 and some years. So I urge you to accept what the gentleman from Culpeper is doing, mindful that religious ors -- organizations absent this will be corralled into, you know, the governor's net that he seeks to impose.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax -- sorry. Yes, gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, I would hope that it be the pleasure of the body not to vote for this bill again. This bill doesn't really solve a problem. We have a religious freedom restoration act of Virginia. Virginia act, we have got a number of statutes entitled 2.2, 43, 43, making it illegal for public bod 0ies procuring goods or services to discriminate against faith-based organization on the basis of that organization's religious character or impose conditions or restrict the religious character of that organization. So this issue if it is really just about contracting and being able to do business with the commonwealth, we've got statutes which already supersede the governor's executive order, and if there was a problem, you wanted to challenge the governor's executive order, you have statutes in the code that already address the very narrow problem that the patron says this bill is trying to solve. What this bill is really doing is it is a message bill. I have plenty of message bills on my side. I know what a message bill looks like. It is a message bill. Designed to send a message. Unfortunately, I think it will send the wrong message to the rest of the united states. It is going to say that we are on the same side as north carolina, that we are on the wrong side of this argument, that we are not welcoming to all kinds of people regardless who they love, that we are going to embrace a culture of discrimination and not an open culture that is, you know, welcoming and inviting to everybody, and it is not the message we want to send if we want to have a 21st century Virginia economy. We need to be in the 21st century a in all aspects, if we want to have a 21st century economy to compete. I really want you all to think carefully about the message that you are sending if you vote yes on this bill. I hope it be the pleasure of the body not to engross the bill, not have it passed on to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Levine.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, also speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, the gentleman, the patron of the bill has, as far as I can see, basically conceded that the first part of the bill that somehow someone is required to participate in solemnization of any marriage, there really isn't anyone required to do that. His concern, I guess, is with the second part of the bill that people might be penalized if they somehow discriminate against gay families. So I don't know an example in Virginia, I concede that. But I can tell you that there's a woman at my synagogue who was married to -- excuse me, it wasn't legal at the time. With her female partner in texas for more than twenty years. She was also estranged from her family for more than twenty years, because her family would not accept her as a lesbian woman. This was the woman's partner. The woman's partner died, and as she was dying, the family came in, and excluded this woman, the woman I know, the woman that she had been with for twenty years, ex-clutded her from the hospital -- excluded her from the hospital room, because there were no protections in texas, excluded her from any kind of inheritance. They didn't have a will, and basically the family came in and this poor woman died with people that she did not get along with, and was not allowed to be with her partner of twenty years. It seems to me that hospitals should allow people to be with their loved ones, and if the purpose of this bill is to separate loved ones as they are dying, then I think that's a very bad point of this bill. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Culpeper. Mr. Fright -- freightas.
[Unknown]
I can't say it enough, the point is not to separate this bill, the point is not to bring offense within the homosexual or lgbtq community. Regardless of my intention that May be the effect for some people, it certainly is not the intent. The problem is there are going to be key questions that people dies agree on, and if it were up to me, government would not even be involved in the question of marriage. I would love it if government got out of this altogether and we treated marriage lying -- like a civil contract. [ applause ] I would like it to be a civil contract between two people, and then my definition of marriage, which will never change, because it's given to me by scripture, I can go and exercise that, and someone else that has a different description of it, they can go into the private sector and find a church, synagogue, mosque, secular institution, whatever it is, to define it for them. I would be happy with that. But that's not the reality we live in right now. And unfortunately, this governor has decided, because when I see this, Mr. Speaker, what I see is targeting religious organizations, religious charities, again, we did -- I heard three eloquent speeches with respect to refugee resettlement yesterday. And while I agree with president trump on certain things, I disagree on others. And I will say this: the idea that we would take catholic charities, or this executive order could potentially exclude catholic charities from being able to serve that purpose of successfully resettling refugees is a problem. So I would just say that, again, at the end of the day, there is no offense met by this -- meant by this bill. I wish it wasn't necessary. As long as we have people willing to occupy the governor's office, or come here in order to force one side of this debate to agree with them, by punishing them through the government, we are going to continue to have bills like this that seek to protect those institutions. So with that, Mr. Speaker, again, I would just reiterate, I hope it be the will. Body to engross the bill and move it to third reading.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill engrossed. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 2351, by for the day. House bill 2364, by for the day. Aid accordingly, continuing, House bill second reading regular calendar, Page 38, printed calendar, House bill 2053. A bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to direct primary care agreements. Reports of committee on commerce and labor with substitute, there is also a floor substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, first I would like to move that the House reject the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute, as many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Committee substitute is rejected. Under the floor substitute.
Steve Landes
I would like to now move that the House accept the floor substitute.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the floor substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Floor substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 2053 is a compromise, and the substitute before you was reached with all interested parties, including physicians groups, business groups, and health plans. The substitute states that direct primary care agreements are simply not insurance, which is the main purpose of the legislation. The bill includes two provisions that satisfy the concerns of health plans. These provisions are to ensure that patients are not required to pre-pay before their agreement begins, and that physicians May be in network with the health plans if they meet the terms and conditions of their agreement with the health plan. There are also grandfather clauses so that no harm comes to current direct primary care agreements. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this measure is a reform measure to allow, again, doctors and patients to have a contract for primary care services. The substitute just simplifies the legislation, makes sure it's very clear what we are attempting to do, and does it in a very simple manner. So Mr. Speaker, I would move that the House engross the bill and move it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Hope.
Patrick Hope
Would the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield?
Patrick Hope
Mr. Speaker, I would be glad to yield.
John O'Bannon
Gentleman yields.
Steve Landes
Mr. Speaker, we made some of these points last year after the gove governor vetoed the bill. I appreciate the gentleman has actually gotten groups together to take a look at it. Ply concern at the time was -- my concern was this hasn't been studied to see what impact this would have on low-income individuals, people with chronic diseases, and underserved populations. Does the gentleman having a year to take a look at this, does he now know the impact of what these direct primary care agreements might have on those populations?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would answer the gentleman by saying that I do not know with those specific populations what the outcome would be, other than to say, and there are various groups that obviously have been following this, there's 17 other states that have put in effect similar legislation. I would be glad to try to work with the gentleman to get information related to those other states, but I can't answer his question specifically on the floor today.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman. Speak to the bill?
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this was the concern last year when the governor vetoed the bill. He said we just don't really know the impact of direct primary care agreements would have on lower income populations, underserved populations. Particularly members, I want to flag this in rural parts of our state, where you May have trouble finding physicians, and finding providers to care for your population, and with the turmoil that we see in Washington with the likely repeal of the affordable care act, that could likely see your uninsured numbers grow and grow dram the -- dramatically. So the question I think is, is what impact will that have on people that physicians that could be leaving the practice of serving the underserved areas, and having people come into their practice to take their place that can participate in direct primary care agreements. We are talking about people that providers that participate in slaurns -- insurance, but get a fee on top of that. So there May be people excluded that can't pay that fee to meet that obligation. I am really concerned about what this does to that population. There was a study that was done in the annals of internal medicine that cited the exact same issue. This needs to be studied to know what impact this has, particularly on those populations. So so for those reasons I oppose the bill. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from August ugh -- Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I understand the gentleman's concerns. Let me point out a couple things in relation to what the gentleman has raised. First of all, there was testimony in committee, in the commerce and labor committee, that actually primary care agreements May help promote doctors to actually stay in primary care practices. Right now what's happening is many doctors are starting to work for large health organizations, hospitals and the like. There was a doctor that I actually represent who came down and said she specifically got into primary care because she wanted to serve patients in a community, locally. With all individuals, no matter what their income level is. And she is doing that in crozier. She believes and I believe, too, based on, again, what we are hearing from other doctors and other states where direct primary care agreements have been put in place, that it will allow doctors to stay in that practice, in their promote that. Communities, and really so that's the first issue that I think, hopefully, will address the gentleman's concern to some extent. Secondarily, Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House, again, this is an agreement between the patient and the doctor. So whatever the patient can afford is whatever the doctor and the patient will agree to. In some cases I think direct primary care agreements are very affordable, where it's just a minimal amount for a doctor's visit, or to doctor's visits. It could be 250 or $500 a year or even less, some doctors tell me, depending on, again, what is provided in the service. But the key ingredient of this agreement is it's whatever the patient can afford and wants to put in the agreement with the doctor. And that's simply the most flexible way that we can make this actually work to benefit the patient. So, Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House, I think with the gentleman's concerns, I understand, but I think this will actually promote the things that he wants to get at, and that's helping to serve individuals that May not be able to afford showers and the -- insurance and the like. So Mr. Speaker, I hope the House will pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon.
John O'Bannon
Mr. Speaker, would the gentleman from Augusta rise for a friendly question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
John O'Bannon
I will yield -- Mr. Speaker, I would be glad to yield to the gentleman from Henrico, Dr. O'bannon.
Bill Howell
So I think we are all aware of something called cons -- concierge medicine, an additional fee which includes insurance. Am I correct this bill is totally outside of the showers world, so that -- the showers world, so that -- insurance world. That would be reflected by the gentleman from Arlington 's comments?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would agree with the gentleman that that is exactly what this bill
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Norfolk, Mr. Lindsey.
Joe Lindsey
Mr. Speaker, would the Delegate from Virginia beach, Dr. Stolle rise for a
[Unknown]
All right gentleman yield? Question? -- will the gentleman yield?
Joe Lindsey
I yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker, I would ask does. The gentleman from Virginia beach if he likewise sees this bill as it's been expressed by Dr. O'bannon and Delegate Landes .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would answer the gentleman, very much so. I think this is an outstanding plan as we addressed the concerns of Delegate hope earlier that how does this affect the poor. We certainly know that a lot of the working folks rate -- right now have health insurance policies --
[Unknown]
You don't have to resume, but it's very good so far.
David Toscano
I will finish, Mr. Speaker. For those policies that have very high deductibles, and co-insurance associated with them, this May actually work out for those folks a lot better where they can actually get direct primary care. Right now they are having to pay for that out of their pocket, they can do this on a contracted rate at a much lower rate. I think this is a really good bill, and I would hope everybody would support it.
David Toscano
I thank the gentleman, Mr. Speaker.
David Toscano
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed to third roding -- reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with House bill second reading regular House bill 1401. A bill to amend the code of Virginia related to public institutions of higher education, speech on campus. From the committee on education.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1401 promotes the first amendment in our u.S. Constitution. What this does, it would prohibit public institutions of higher education from abridging the freedom of any individual, including enrolled students, faculty, and other employees and invited guest speakers, except as otherwise amendment, and obviously case permitted by the first law related to supreme court decisions. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, in many parts of the country, unfortunately, in this day and age, there are groups on the left and the right that are trying to abridge the free speech opportunities of individuals on our college and university campuses. Most of us believe higher education should be a place of free thought and free discussion. That free thought and free discussion cannot occur when groups try to abridge the freedom of individuals to express their thoughts and opinions. All this legislation does is to have and put in place a policy for the commonwealth to support the first amendment and saying that these groups should be protected on our campuses, and that there are ideas and their thoughts and their speech should be protected. This bill does no more and no less. So Mr. Speaker, I would move that the House engross the bill and pass it on to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano. Mr. The gentleman yield for a
[Unknown]
Thank you. Question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker, I would be glad to yield to the gentleman from Charlottesville .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I ask the gentleman, I understand back in 2014, we passed a bill that was proposed by the gentleman from Prince William, Delegate lincoln felter, having -- lingenfelter, having to do with resfriks -- restrictions on speech. It was defendantly -- deftly drafted and passed without a dissenting vote, designed to protect first amendment rights of students speakers on Mr. Speaker, this bill looks campus. To go a little bit different, and it uses on line 16, faculty and other employees and invited guests. In other words, the institution couldn't abridge the freedom of any individual, including ib invited guests. My question to the gentleman, who shares the university of Virginia with me, is who might those invited guests be? And who would invite them?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I say to the gentleman that the code section you are referencing obviously is later in the higher education code section, and that deals with policies and procedures related to students and other organizations, and also employees, and is detailed. This is basically the front part of the higher education code section, at least this bill, as it is drafted, and what invited guest would mean when we polled the universities over the summer related to what policies they had in place related to the current statutes, there were institutions that did have policies in place to follow up on Delegate Lingamfelter 's legislation previously. There were many that did not. But there was, I think, some concern from the institutions that they were not consistent in how and what policies they had in place, and more importantly, some of them covered some of these areas like faculty and students; some did not. Some of them have policies for invited guests; some did not. So therefore, in working with our division of legislative services attorney, we believed that this policy would clearly define for all those groups, and making sure that all those groups had their free speech rights protected. And invited guest is because, there are policies in place by many institutions now root -- related to free speech and who is invited and who is not. But this attempts to get to all those groups.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield for another question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Bill Howell
Mr. Speaker, I would be glad to yield to the gentleman from Charlottesville .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I ask the gentleman, and I don't know the answer to this, but if a person associated with the university, or faculty member, student shall et cetera, were to invite a guest who is a proponent of hamas, or hezbollah, would this bill allow that person to exercise a right of free speech on a college campus?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would say to the gentleman that he will notice that except as otherwise granted by the first amendment and the constitution. As he knows, and I am not a first amendment expert or constitutional scholar from the standpoint of legal expert, but I would say there is case law and the supreme court has rendered decisions related to what free speech is allowed and not allowed, in other words, as he knows, you and I cannot go into the movie theatre and cry "fire!" that has been rendered. There are certain, I believe, court cases related that the court has rendered an opinion on related to violence. In other words, you and I cannot incite violence as part of our free speech protections. And so I would say if an invited guest was promoting violence, or terrorism, on campus, or the like, I think the university would be within its rights not to allow those groups. But if they are coming on campus to talk and dialogue and have a debate on this or that issue, I think those groups would be allowed, but that is why we've tried to draft this legislation that way.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the measure?
Bill Howell
I will get back to you. Gentleman from Alexander, Mr. Levine.
Mark Levine
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman from Augusta rise for a question?
[Unknown]
Mr. Will the gentleman yield? -- will the gentleman yield?
Mark Levine
Mr. Speaker, I would be glad to yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I am generally undecided about this legislation, so this is a great chance to persuade me. If the legislation said that no public institution of higher education shall abridge the free doll -- freedom of enrolled students, faculty, other employees and invited guests to speak on campus, I would support this legislation, because I think a college has control over its students, faculties, employees and invited guest. But it says abridge the freedom of any individual, including, but certainly not limited to. So my question for the patron, if you have an uninvited, non-guest, someone who no one on the campus wants there, maybe someone who is mentally ill, muttering strange things, and maybe wanders into a faculty lounge, or into a building or simply is out in the courtyard, loudly screaming about aliens coming, or something like that, would that person be included under this legislation?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would say to the gentleman that the legislation is drafted because it is except as otherwise permitted under the first amendment. It is an individual right. Freedom of speech is an individual right, and that is why it says any individual, including shall and that's why we further define who we are talking about within the legislation. If the gentleman doesn't support free speech and doesn't want an individual to be able to express their view on campus, don't vote for the bill. If you want to promote free expression and free speech on campus, vote for the bill. That's what I would tell the gentleman.
[Unknown]
So Mr. Speaker, further question, will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I would be glad to yield to the gentleman.
[Unknown]
Just to clarify point, this bill, as you understand it, would allow people who are not students, faculty, employees or invited guests to speak on campus without any restriction, except that provided under the first
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would tell amendment. The gentleman that if he looks at 23.1900, that deals with higher education institutions, so we are talking about those on campus. The individuals that are on campus relate the -- related to their rights for free speech. And that is the way that the bill was drafted by our attorneys, and I believe that that is what is intended. I do think that the gentleman would probably agree that the universities do have limitations that they can put on which individuals are invited or not invite. And that's provided in the bill as well in that they can have policies related to that, but there is case law from the standpoint of the supreme court what is allowed as free speech and not. Again, I have mentioned to the gentleman from Charlottesville, I 'm not a constitutional lawyer, but every university has a university counsel. The attorney general of the commonwealth of Virginia advises institutions of higher learning. This is pretty simple restatement of the first amendment rights that individuals have. All we are doing is saying that we want to make sure those groups as specified in the legislation, have the right to talk and to speak and to provide their free speech opportunity on the university campus.
[Unknown]
I apologize, Mr. Speaker, one further question.
[Unknown]
Mr. The gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I will yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
So if I understand the patron, I think what you are saying, Mr. Speaker, I think what he's saying is that this bill does not abridge the freedom of higher education to refuse people who are not invited to campus from speaking on campus. I think that's my understanding, but if I am wrong, the gentleman will kroekt me.
[Unknown]
-- correct me.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman restate his question, please?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, my question is, if someone is unwanted on campus by anyone on campus, is it his opinion that this bill would require the university overrule their policies, because, after all, the code overrules local college policies, and nevertheless, require a campus to admit someone who is uninvited to speak on that campus.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would say that the universities have the opportunity to set policies related to who they invite and who they don't on campus to be speakers. It could be guest lekers, could be an organization -- lecturers, an organization that ib -- invites campus speakers. This envisions that they would have a policy in place, hopefully they will have a policy and most of them do, related to faculty and students now. But this would expand it to also staff members. Many of them don't protect the free speech rights of staff members. At least in policy. Obviously the first amendment overrides all this. This is just a restatement and a clear if I indication -- clarification. Invited guests, there is an opportunity for them to be able to basically say who is allowed, and who is not allowed on campus by policy. But the point is, and what the purse of this is -- purpose is, that if you've invited a guest, a group that doesn't agree with that guest, invited speaker, can't disrupt that person from being able to give a speech, or give the talk or give their guest lecture. That's what the purpose is.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I will speak to the bill at the appropriate time. If I May .
Bill Howell
Gotcha. Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
David Toscano
Thank u Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, anytime we have a chance to support the first amendment, we should do that, and so even though I asked some questions about the fre size language of the bill -- precise language of the bill, I am probably going to support this bill. I think it is a good idea to celebrate the first amendment. We want our campuses to be noisy, we want people to debate things. I supported the bill a couple years ago. I am probably going to support this. And I will tell you why it's so important.
[Unknown]
Why?
[Unknown]
Why it's so important is, there are storm clouds out there in the area of the first and they are coming out of amendment. Washington. And unfortunately, they are coming from the presidency. You know, we've had in the last couple weeks essentially what is a gag order on the epa and the national parks service, criticisms of them putting out facts about climate change. We've had thoughts and words about threatening to jail political opponents. We've got a person in the white House now who is avowed former leninist. You know what that means? Steve bannon, former leninist, who says he wants to destroy the establishment and the state in the process, what does that mean for free speech? We have to step up and protect the first amendment. We have to protect the first amendment against bullies. We have to protect the first amendment, and that also means protecting the freedom of the press. The storm clouds are brewing in Washington. We have a president who is now saying that the press, the media, is the opposition party. He's trying to stifle a free press. We should support this bill because we need to say again and again we support the first amendment, and woe will defend the -- we will defend the first amendment as fundamental to Virginia values. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [ applause ]
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, I have a motion.
[Unknown]
I would like to hear it.
Terry Kilgore
I move the pending question. [ cheering ]
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore moves the pending question. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Pending question called for. Pepped being question is shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. [ laughter ]
Terry Kilgore
The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing House bill second reading regular House bill 1524, a bill to amend and reenact, special conservators of the Peace, courts of justice with a substitute.
Terry Kilgore
Gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Thank you u Mr. Speaker. I move the committee
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of substitute the commit ye substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1524 requires special conservators of the Peace possess personal liability insurance, property damage insurance and miscellaneous casuality insurance in an amount that is is suitable for their coverage and an amount that is fixed by the criminal services -- excuse me, the criminal justice services board. This used to be a bond, it was changed two years ago, and some legislation that we passed comprehensively address the issue to liability insurance. However, that alone has caused some confusion, so this simply elaborates the kinds of insurance that we would expect them to have. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 39 of the printed calendar, House bill 1586, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code relating to court ordered custody and visitation arrangements, transmission of order to child's school, courts of justice with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Joo from Smith, Mr. Campbell.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the adoption of committee substitute the.
Bill Howell
Question is on a deposits of committee substitute. As as many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Smith .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It's own by said that you can't -- from Smyth .
[Unknown]
You can't legislation common sense. And with House bill 1586, I am going to give it my best shot. [ laughter ] what this measure simply will do is it will require the court in custody matters to order the parties, wherein the custody order contemplates an exchange of the child at the child's school, to actually provide a copy of the order to the school. If anybody in this body needs to ask why that's a good idea, this bill is for you. [ laughter ] I move engrossment and pass to third reading.
Bill Howell
Engross -- shall the bill be engrossed. Favor as many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1665, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to motion picture production tax credit. Report from committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Chesterfield, miss Robinson .
Roxann Robinson
This would extend the sunset date of the motion picture production tax credit from January 1, 2019, to January 1, 2022. I ask this bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Bill is engrossed and passed opposed no. To third reading.
Roxann Robinson
House bill 1765. A bill to amend and reenact sections of the code relating it appeal to circuit court. Failure to appear. Report from courts of justice with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Bulova.
David Bulova
Thank you. Move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. The substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Fairfax .
David Bulova
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I want to start out saying how much I appreciate the work of the committee on this particular bill. I also understand that it is a change from the status quo. What I wanted to do is give you all an overview of the circumstances that brought this issue to my attention. Let me assure you they aren't unique circumstances. Then I hope that each of you in this body will ask yourself the question under our current system, was justice truly served. Mr. Speaker, in late 2014, and into 2015, the daughter of a constituent of mine was repeatedly subject to bodily assault by an individual. When she turned to her parents for help, my constituent confronted the individual, as almost any good father would, at that time the individual then proceeded to assault my constituent in front of his daughter and in front of his wife. The police were called. The individual was arrested. He was tried, and he was found guilty in one of our general district courts. Then he was sentenced to two months in confinement, and then 10 months probation. As was his right in Virginia, the individual then appealed the conviction, and that means the appeal results in vacating the original find being of guilt, and that triggers a completely new trial in circuit court. Mr. Speaker, to the dismay of that family, however, that violent individual didn't show up in court that day. And in fact, never contacted the court again. And while there is a warrant out for this individual's arrest, today he is a free man, and he is not guilty of the crime of assault and battery that he was originally convicted in general district court. It is possible the individual be caught, but I don't think anybody in committee disagreed with the notion that the longer you wait to do a retrial, it's much more difficult in order to accomplish that as parties move on, as they retire, as people forget details. And the members of the subcommittee also discussed that it is possible to try somebody in abstentia. However, the circuit court can't sentence somebody in abstentia. And so to the rest of the world with regard to police records, with regard to anything you can rub on an individual, the record just shows that the case is pending, with no record showing that the individual is guilty of any crime. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, that struck my constituent as being very wrong, and it struck me as being very wrong as well. What we are doing is turning two wrongs, so you have got the original crime, that a person was legally convicted of, then you have got an individual who wilfully skips court, and then they turn that into a right for the perpetrator at the expense of the victims. I will let you know while this case was for assault and battery, it very well could have been for a dui, it very well could have been for stalking, or any other serious crime that you could be convicted of in general district court. My commonwealth's attorney and judges in my area were able to come up with numerous examples where this has happened. I bet if you talked with your commonwealth's attorneys, you will find the exact same thing. This is what the bill does, Mr. Speaker. It simply provides that if you fail to show up in accordance with the conditions of the court, that that constitutes a withdrawal of your appeal. There are already provisions in the code that deal with the withdrawal process. To make it constitutional in accord abs with hunter versus commonwealth, the individual is notified in advance in writing that failure to appeal -- appear will institute the withdrawal of the appeal. So there's absolutely no surprises with rae suspect to what -- respect to what we are doing. At the same time, I know the committee and the subcommittee were cognizant of the fact that mistakes happen, you can oversleep, you can forget you have a court date. If somebody doesn't show up on their court date, the judge can reopen the case within 60 days, two full months. If the person's failure was not willful. Mr. Speaker, if you saw by the committee vote, this was not an easy bill. But I hope you will weigh two things. As we consider this. Imagine that you are the victim of assault, imagine if you or a member of your family was a victim of a stalking, and then imagine that your assaulter or your stalker are free and guilty of no crime, simply because they were smart enough to gain the system. What this bill does is simply protects victims while ensuring that someone who made a mistake still has their day in court. I hope we would engross the bill and pass it to third reading. Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi.
Manoli Loupassi
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
Lamont Bagby
Gentleman has the floor.
Manoli Loupassi
Mr. Speaker, I understand why the gentleman from Fairfax has proposed the legislation. He's in the a lawyer, and he doesn't understand how this entire process works. And I have tried to explain to him, and I just don't think he appreciates the situation. You have a constitutional right in the state of Virginia, it is in our constitution, to have a jury of your peers try your case. In his example that the defendant never had a jury trial. That's why you can appeal. I would submit to you that you are taking away a person's right to trial by jury if you pass this bill, and his right to counsel and I think that's wrong. And you know, I understand what he's trying to do. He's trying to make it easier for people who get -- 0 to get a conviction, easier for prosecutors for do their job, but when someone doesn't show up for court they issue a habious for their arrest, then you can hunt the person down, throw the cuffs on them and throw them in jail.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I was wondering if the patron might rise for a question.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
Mark Cole
I would be happy to yield, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I think you touched on this, but I want to make sure. Say I was convicted, or found guilty in general district court, I appealed to circuit court on the date of, or the day before the appeal, I have a heart attack, and I am laid up in the hospital, and don't make my court appearance. What protection or provision is there for me if your legislation would pass?
[Unknown]
Thank u Mr. Speaker. That's really good question, that's a very important thing that the committee did with this bill, is all you have to do is let that judge know within 60 days why you didn't show up, and as long as it's not willful, then you are granted a complete retrial. So that's that protection. It's two full months that you have to let that court know why you didn't show up.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Owe -- as many as favor the motion raise your right hand. Those opposed, same sign. >> House will come to order. The bill fails to be engrossed and passed to third reading. >> Mr. Speaker, ayes and nay's and division to get it on the board? Ayes and nay's?
Bill Howell
Which do you want, division or ayes and nay's? Ayes and nay's. Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion vote aye.
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 45, no's 49.
[Unknown]
The bill fails to be
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 40, Page 40, House bill second reading, regular calendar, continuing --
Bill Howell
Hey, hey. Come on. House will come to order.
[Unknown]
House bill 1924. A bill to direct the board of education to establish guidelines for alternatives to suspension. Report from committee on engrossed. Education.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Bagby.
Lamont Bagby
Mr. Speaker, 1924 directs the board of education to establish guidelines for alternatives in concert with school boards and superintendents for short-term and long-term suspension. I hope it is the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third ride -- roding.
Lamont Bagby
House bill 1962, a bill to amend and reenact relating to education improvement scholarships tax credit, increase in credit value. Report of the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Massey.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I request that the bill go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1962, by for the day.
[Unknown]
House bill 2058, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to sales and use taxes, nexus to require certain businesses to collect and remit sales and use tax. Report from committee on finance.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Fairfax, miss Watts .
Vivian Watts
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the bill before us closes a loophole in sales tax collection at the suggestion of one of the members of the governor's economic advisory group, who pointed out that most states have already closed this loop hope in the last decade plus, and what it basically says, is that the items over the internet are stored in Virginia, and sold to a Virginia resident, that sales tax will be collected on that sale. You will note on the fiscal impact statement that the gain to the general fund this year is $11 million-plus. In addition to that, I would also point out because it involves the sales tax, that there will be an additional gain of 4.7 million in total to transportation funds, as well as a gain of 3.7 in local tax collections on the 1% of the sales tax, as well as approximately a million dollars that flows through these school funding formula. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
David Toscano
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
Vivian Watts
House bill 2 is owe 4 -- 2104 to committee on House bill 2105, a bill to appropriations. Amend the code of Virginia relating to the inch vs -- investment of public funds act, investment in the Virginia pool trust fund. Report from committee on finance with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman -- gentlewoman from Bedford, miss bryan.
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute.
Chris Jones
Question is on adoption the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no.
Chris Jones
Substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill was brought to you on behalf of the Virginia municipal league and the Virginia association of counties. The Virginia investment pool was created in 2013 under the joint exercise of powers act, which allows localities to do things joint ri -- jointly that they are already permitted to do individually. So we have 47 localities that have gone through the joint exercise of powers act to participate in the Virginia investment pool. I don't really think it was the intent when they needed to go through joint exercise of powers act to create the fund to require a different process for local its to have to -- localities to have to invest their funds. All the other funds that they invest, they have the authority to do so without going before the board of supervisors, and getting permission from them to do so. So what this bill would do, would allow for a uniform process that all the other investment funds, it allows additional choices for the localities to use, and more importantly, it allows them to, you know, pool their investments to get better rates and to have better options for the local its. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and move it to third reading.
David Toscano
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
On Page 41, House bill 2198, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code relating to coal tax credits. Report from committee on finance, with a substitute.
Terry Kilgore
Gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, I would ask that we adopt the committee substitute.
Terry Kilgore
Question is on adoption of committee substitute, as many favor that say aye. Opposed no. Substitute agreed to. Gentleman from Scott. Gentlemen of the House, this
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, ladies and is a coal tax credit, it is a little bit different in that we, in the substitute, we moved it to January, which should have a net positive effect on the budget, and then we extended it to -- until 2022. You've heard the arguments on this before, how vital it is to southwest Virginia, and how you have witnessed some of the bills that have gone through here that you can see that we are looking at other forms of energy, as in pump storage and solar and other renewables. Hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
David Toscano
I yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman, and I would call his attention to the fact that tomorrow is groundhog day, and maybe we ought to delay this debate until tomorrow so we can replay everything we've done in the past. But I have a new question for this year for the gentleman. Because I 'm trying to figure out at least with the employment and -- the employment tax credit. Employment and production tax credit. Did I understand that correctly, that last year when the governor vetoed the extension of the credit, essentially he eliminated the credit. Would a that understanding be correct?
[Unknown]
I would say that the credit was -- I would say it did expire last year, yes.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield. >>year-olds.
[Unknown]
-- gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would ask the gentleman that this is essentially a new credit, is that right?
[Unknown]
Well --
[Unknown]
Even though we've had it before?
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman that we did allow for it in our budget last year. We did a budget for it, so I would say that it essentially is not a new credit, but it does allow us to have more money in the budget because we did move the date to January instead of July of last year.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I ask the gentleman, if I am looking at the way the numbers work here, it looks to me that the production tax credit costs the state $9.3 million each year in 2014 and '15. Under your bill it goes down to 7.3. So my question to the gentleman, is that 2 million booked in this budget as savings. Net savings.
Nick Rush
I would hope that chairman Jones has that money spent on something. I am not sure. I would hope so.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman chair from the corporation rise -- Suffolk rise.
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, honestly I was not paying attention. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
Come on!
[Unknown]
I was being pinged on another bill that has a much bigger financial impact. That's why I wasn't paying attention. So let's see here. Please repeat the question.
[Unknown]
May I repeat question, Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
I yield, yes, sir.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I ask the gentleman, under the old arrangement, the tax credit was to cost the state $9.3 million in '14, and 9.3 million in 15, and under the Delegate from Scott 's proposal, it would be capped at $7.3 million a year, so you would generate $2 million, essentially, in savings. My question to the gentleman, and to you, if you know it, is whether that $2 million has been now booked in the budget for how you consider finding the extra money to fund all these raises we are going to do.
[Unknown]
I would answer the gentleman, no, we have not.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
The bill hasn't passed both
Bill Howell
Thank you. Chambers. Will the gentleman from Scott resume the floor for a question?
[Unknown]
Gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would ask the gentleman, we've all been very concerned about employment numbers in the coalfields, and we've talked about this in the past, and when this credit went to in effect, there were about 11 thousand people in the coalfields employed, and it dropped to -- dropped precipitously during the bush administration, and then it west down to about 2800 in the last year or so. Can the gentleman tell us what the employment numbers are now, if he knows them?
[Unknown]
The latest numbers I have, it would be approximately, in direct jobs in the coal mining industry, approximately around 3500 to 4,000, with actually picking up a little bit after the new administration has come in, into power in Washington. So it has picked up a little bit, and we're hoag -- hoping that a lot of this credit will be used.
[Unknown]
All right. Thank u Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I appreciate the indulgence of the gentleman from Scott. We go around this every time. And I continue to have the same issues. But make sure folks know when you vote for this bill, you are voting for a new tax credit. This is brand new. This is like it never existed before. The purpose behind sunsets was that the credits expire, and they have to come back, and you have to consider them brand new, competing with other credits. Well, I would ask this body, what body do we have out there who is looking at all these tax credits? Well, we have this tax preference committee. That tax preference committee is supposed to look at thinks like new tax -- things like new tax credits. I submit to the boydy they didn't do it with this -- body. If we follow our procedures, perhaps that's what we should be doing. The reason why you have to look at this credit very carefully, again, you have to judge it in terms of whether it creates jobs, and whether it generates economic activity. And we have the study from the jlarc report from several years ago. We are fond of quoting jlarc to support our point of view when it suits our purpose. And so now jlarc is saying that this, of all tax credits we have, is the least efficient tax credit out there, because it creates fewer jobs, and it doesn't provide the economic activity that it purports to supply. At a substantial cost. $9.3 million in 2014, 9.3 million in 2015. Remember that number. Why is that number important? Yesterday, or the day before, we heard a wonderful speech by my friend tell gat Rush, talking about an -- Delegate Rush, about an initiative they are proposing called 10, 10, and 10, for the cold -- coalfields to help regenerate economic activity in the coalfields. 9.3 million. If we save that, we've got 9.3 million to put in the coalfields. That would help that initiative, it would help a lot of people in the coalfields. I submit to the body that if we reject this bill, we'll have 9.3 million to do what folks in the coalfields want, and that is to get some economic activity. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker?
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker?
Terry Kilgore
The gentleman from Montgomery, Mr. Rush.
Nick Rush
Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Nick Rush
Mr. Speaker, the reason we had to do the 10, 10, 10 plan was because of declining enrollments. This tax credit will help with jobs and keeping families in the coalfields, and I would urge the body to support it.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, and I appreciate the gentleman from Montgomery saying that. What the real purpose of the tax credit is and what the purpose of the 10, 10, 10, is, ladies and gentlemen, we are at a crossroads in southwest Virginia. This coal tax credit is going to keep what little coal jobs we have left after the eight years we've been going through in southwest Virginia. So ladies and gentlemen, this is -- we need this to continue 0 move forward. We've lost all the student enrollment there, and that's why we've had to get the 10, 10, 10 plan put together. Now, I appreciate the gentleman from Montgomery and the chairman and others on appropriations for working on that, but this is a lifeblood of southwest Virginia. We have to stop the bleeding, and this is one way to stop it, Mr. Speaker. Hope it be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
Terry Kilgore
Turning to Page 42 of today's printed calendar, House bill 2246, a bill to amend the code of Virginia related to Virginia tax amnesty program. Report from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker, House bill 2246 is administration bill, tax amnesty bill. This is the fourth time that we have done this. The commonwealth since 1989 the -- it is projected to generate $58 million in general fund revenues. It would occur in fiscal year 2018. We would not announce the date, we would leave that up to the tax department, and there is a penalty for those who choose not to participate, who are eligible of 20%, and I would ask that the bill would be engrossed and passed to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
Chris Jones
House bill 2257 been taken by for the day. Accordingly before us, House bill 2290, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code relating to driver education programs, instruction concerning traffic stops, report from committee on
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Hampton, education. Miss Ward .
Jeion Ward
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill 2290 is a bill that would add to the drivers education curriculum, appropriate interactions when young people are pulled over by law enforcement officers. Currently, that curriculum includes information on alcohol and drug abuse, information about aggressive driving, also distracted driving, motorcycle awareness, organ and tissue donor awareness, and even fuel ee fish he -- efficient driving practices. If this bill passes, appropriate interactions with law enforcement will be added. Because, you know, sometimes we think that we know what to do when we are pulled over by law enforcement officer, but regardless, we are still going to be nervous ourselves if this happens. So can you imagine what a young person feels when they are pulled over? You know, sometimes they have received inaccurate information even from their parents, and sometimes from their friends, and heaven help us if they are getting information off youtube or the internet. [ laughter ] we just have to make sure that our young drivers have the correct information so simple infractions will not become something more serious. I hope it is the pleasure of this House to engross this bill and send it on to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
Jeion Ward
House bill 2406 has been taken by for the day. But returning, Mr. Speaker, to Page 16 of the printed calendar, Page 16, House bill 1542, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code, repeal others relating to the regulation of home service contract providers penalty. Report from commercial and labor with a substitute.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, I move we adopt the committee
Bill Howell
Shall the substitute be substitute. Agreed to. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Committee substitute is agreed to. Gentleman from Scott .
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1542 is a regulation of home service contract providers from the bureau of insurance to the bpt -- can't -- department of agriculture and consumer services. This bill would move the regulations of these products to vdax, because they already regulate similar products like extended service krtsz. Hope it be the pleasure of the House -- contracts. To engross the bill and pass it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Bill is engrossed and passed >> To third reading.
[Unknown]
Turk to Page 43 -- turning to Page 43, uncontested calendar, 823 taken by. That bleats the cal en-d -- completes the calendar.
[Unknown]
Clerk have any announcements?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. Busy afternoon meetings, beginning with the courts of justice committee immediately upon adjournment at the House downstairs House room 1 at the capitol, change in time and location, courts downstairs, House room 1. Immediately upon adjournment of the full committee, civil law sub will be meeting also in House room 1, that is a change in time and location for them. Then immediately upon adjournment of the full committee, again, the committee, criminal law sub courts of justice in House room c. The appropriations committee's higher education subcommittee will meet 15 minutes after adjournment of the House, enough time for people to get across the way to the 9th floor of the gab. Then appropriations, health and human resources subcommittee will meet immediately upon adjournment of the higher ed sush committee. -- subcommittee. Both meetings must be brief, because approach races committee meeting a half hour after adjournment of the House in the 9th floor appropriations room. Once the full committee is finished its work, appropriations, commerce, ag will meet upon adjournment of the full committee. The finance subcommittee number 1, they will be meeting in House room d a half hour after adjournment of the House today. Then the finance committee will meet immediately upon adjournment of its subcommittee number 1. That's in House room d as well this afternoon. That is a change in time for House finance. Acnr natural resources sub meeting been cancelled. So next meeting at 4:00 will be cc and t's subcommittee number two. They will be meeting fourth floor, 7th west at 4:00 on the 7th floor west conference room, cc and t. Sub 2. That's the last subcommittee meeting, because finance subcommittee number 2, hwi subee -- subcommittee 3, both have been cancelled. Looking ahead to tomorrow, Thursday, February 2nd, groundhog day, the legislative sportsman caucus meeting has been mentioned previously, they will meet at 7:00 a.M., 6th floor speakers conference room. Transportation subcommittee number 3, they will meet at 7:00 a.M. In House room c on the flirs floor of the gab. Subcommittee 2 committee tomorrow has been cancelled. No public safety subcommittee 2 the. 8:00, the roads conference -- Hampton roads. The new americans caucus will meet at 8:00 a.M. In the 7th floor west conference room. The health, welfare and institutions committee regular time, they will meet at 8:30 in House room d. Hwi subcommittee 2, that meeting has been cancelled for tomorrow, so just hwi full committee. Then at 8:30 across the way in House room c, committee on transportation will be meeting. Tomorrow morning at 10:00, appropriations public safety sub they will be meeting at the 9th floor appropriations room. The republican caucus tomorrow will be meeting at 11:00 a.M., that's a change in time for the republican caucus, 11:00 a.M. In House room 1, democratic caucus at 11:15 House room 2. That completes announcements I have at this time.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Powhatan, Mr. Ware?
Lee Ware
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. On the finance committee, I would note that the finance sub 1 will meet a half hour after adjournment, and then, this is a little -- not the way we typically do it, but the full committee of finance will meet at the adjournment of subcommittee number 1, and that's over in House room d, I believe. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Gentleman --
Lee Ware
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Turn to the morning for an introduction.
[Unknown]
We are in the morning hour.
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. Ladies and gentlemen, I am sorry, had some traffic problems, they just got here, but wanted to introduce thomas canella and his mother sandra, thomas just been recently elected to the Poquoson city council, 20 years old. Had almost 70% of the vote. Thomas, congratulations to you. Would you give him a welcome, please? [ [ applause ]
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox. Mr. Speaker, I move when the House adjourn today, it adjourn and reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox, movers the House adjourn today, reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Can I ask you all to either leave or be quiet so we can finish this thing? Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now adjourn.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox, movers the House do now a turn -- as many as favor that motion adjourn. Say aye. Opposed no. Motion agreed to. House stands adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. Pass pass