02/07/2017 House Proceedings

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Index

HB1605—00:05:28
HB2108—00:03:10
HB2471—00:02:40
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—02:36
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)—00:36
Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)—00:18
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—00:36
Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)—03:18
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—00:24
Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)—01:48
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—03:00
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—05:24
Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)—04:54
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—02:18
Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)—01:06
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:54
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—00:06
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—01:24
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:30
Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk)—00:00
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:00
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:30
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Minutes

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

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by Pastor Ryan McAdams, Senior Leader, Agape Mission Church, Williamsburg

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 Fariss and Morefield

Journal for Monday, February 6, 2017, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
Senate bills passed: SBs 829, 840, 846, 869, 949, 950, 951, 965, 969, 1017, 1021, 1043, 1044, 1053, 1082, 1098, 1099, 1129, 1143, 1149, 1153, 1156, 1179, 1229, 1234, 1239, 1251, 1253, 1262, 1293, 1307, 1312, 1316, 1330, 1334, 1343, 1356, 1367, 1387, 1416, 1417, 1421, 1430, 1442, 1447, 1493, 1494, 1498, 1501, 1511, 1514, 1523, 1530, 1534, 1546, 1555, 1561, 1569, 1571, 1577, 1581, 1585, 1588, 1594
Senate joint resolutions agreed to: SJRs 290, 331

Motion by Delegate O'Bannon to adjourn in honor and memory of the Honorable Richard W. Glover agreed to

HR 352 taken up and agreed to

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

CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HB 1661 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1662S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1663S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1467 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1981A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1491A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1519S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1595 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1721A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1837S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1845S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1945S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1993S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2026S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2074A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2101A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2119A - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 2136S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2137A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2138S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2139S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2209AS - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2215 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2216 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2258S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2262S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2269 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2362 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2423 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2427S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2463A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2477A - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 1410S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1487 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1508A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1539S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1540 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1546S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1547 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1555S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1579A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1731S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1734 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1784 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1786S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1815A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1835S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1854S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1876 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1910 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1932A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1943S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1944S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1971 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 1996A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2033AS - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2064A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2127S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2143S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2146 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2154S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2178 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2184A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2203S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2217A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2237A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2238 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2243A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2245S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2247S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2288 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2296S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2297A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2304S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2318S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2331A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2348A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2350S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2354 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2356A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2358S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2359S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2366S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2367A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2391 - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 2396S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2410S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2415A - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2425 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2428 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2429S - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2449A - Moved to Regular Calendar
HB 2462 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2469 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)
HB 2470 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ FIRST TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 1500

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
[gavel] the House will come to order, members, please take your seats. Sergeant at arms.
[Unknown]
The House is now in all persons not entitled to session. Privileges of the floor, please retire to the gallery.
Bill Howell
The members will rise and be led in prayer by pastor ryan mcadams, senior leader of the agape mission dmurch Williamsburg and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america led by the gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, honorable delegates, it's good to be with you this morning, it's a great honor to be with you in this hallowed place and to have this opportunity to open the day's session in prayer. Please join me now as we beseech the one true God, the creator who has given life to us all. Let us pray: lord God, our eternal and heavenly father, we come humbly before your divine majesty this day. We recognize that as you -- it is you alone who is the king of kings and lord of lords, over the heavens and all the earth, and that upon your throne, you rule supreme over all worldly governments. I thank you today for the commonwealth of Virginia and the rich heritage and favor you have bestowed upon this land and people. We beseech you to look down in mercy on our great state. Protect our blessed land as we humbly look to you and your nurturing care, save us from violence, diss cord and confusion, and from every evil way. I pray that righteousness, truth, and justice would prevail throughout the land. O God, I pray you would preserve our righteousness, our righteous and sacred freedoms, to life, conscience and faith that, our founders fought so valiantly to secure and deliver into our hands. Father, I thank you for the men and women of this House, whom you have raised up to be a bull work against tyranny and to responsibly represent virginians in the capitol. Be present with each of them, lord, and endow them with the wisdom, the guidance and the courage to rule righteously and to legislate justly. May they be continually reminded that they are responsible not only to their constituents and party, but ultimately, to you, before whom we shall all give an account. Lord, I pray that you will preserve the delegates' families and the health of their bodies, give each one inner strength of mind and spirit, and the Peace that surpasses all circumstances and challenges. O lord, I ask you to shower your blessings upon this honorable assembly, manifest your good pleasure and purpose here in the commonwealth. Let your face shine down upon us all, and the great state of Virginia. We entrust ourselves to you this day in aur enabling and sustaining grace. We pray all this in the name of jesus christ, our lord, amen.
[Unknown]
Amen.
Kirk Cox
[pledge of allegiance] >> The members will answer the roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board.
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Flrs, a quorum is present.
[Unknown]
Pursuant to House rule three, I 've examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for February 6, 2017. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 are now in order. Does the clerk have any announcements or communications.
[Unknown]
Just several announcements. Regarding the budget, to make sure everyone again is clear, budget amendments, the committee amendments to the budget bill are available electronically, the legislative information system, and hard copies placed upon your desk, as well as objection sheets. As the chairman announced last night, the House appropriations committee staff will give a briefing at 2:00 or 15 minutes after adjournment, whichever is sooner, today, Tuesday, down in House room three in the extension. Also, remind the body that the speaker, pursuant to rule 73, is required -- has required all floor amendments to the budget be submitted to the clerk's front desk staff by noon tomorrow. So after the briefing, be thinking about whatever, if you have any floor amendments, those will need to be here by noon. Members are strongly encouraged to meet with the appropriations staff to prepare any floor amendments if they are in the proper format, then on Thursday, budget day, member observations to committee amendments are due to the front desk by 11:00. Please use the form that's on your desk, that's been provided electronically, and again, I 've sent all this information out to you and your staff, so I think everyone should hopefully be moving in the right direction. Finally, Mr. Speaker, simply remind the body that tomorrow, at 4:00, in House room d, House clerk, Senate clerk's office staff, will be going over for half legislative services staff an hour, 45 minutes, sort of the differences between the bodies to help you all navigate and complete the rest of the session in a successful manner.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise for a brief point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
David Toscano
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, you know, lost in a lot of the debate and contentiousness of a crossover is some good news that we ought to celebrate together as a a commonwealth, and that good news was announced on Monday when the governor announced that dulles is initiating direct flights to india, to air india from dulles to delhi. Those of you who follow international fares know that india is the fastest growing economy in the world and is a major trading partner to the united states, and this opening of this route is a testimony to the work that the governor is doing to bring more businesses to Virginia and the fine work we did in the last general assembly session in our budget, where we provided some additional funds to dulles to shore up some things that need to happen at that airport. Now, it's estimated that this new route will bring an estimated additional 30,000 tourists and businesses to dulles airport, and we expect that overall visitations to that airport is expected to double through that route by 2025. Of course, as long as there's no extension of a travel ban to indian people, which we don't expect. With 95 percent of the potential customers located outside the united states and our efforts to improve trade, which we tried to do in the last general assembly session through some initiatives we've taken here, we expect that this will be good for the commonwealth. And it fits in generally to what we've been doing in this assembly and in this commonwealth with the leadership of the governor. Last week, we heard the announcement that nestle is relocating to the commonwealth and bringing $40 million of investment and some 748 new jobs. My only disappointment in that is that the gentleman from Arlington, who rose last week to explain this major new move, has not given us all nestle's chock -- all a nestle's chocolate bar as a part of the relocation efforts and we are expecting that shortly here from the gentleman. Suffice it to say, the commonwealth is moving forward with our fine work and the leadership of the governor who spans the globe in trying to recruit new business, and I hope that we will continue to build on that success in the months and years ahead. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Filler-corn.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an
[Unknown]
The gentlewoman has the announcement. Floor.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen, this Wednesday, tomorrow, the caucus will have its first meeting in five west conference room at 8:30, we will be hearing from various Virginia organizations that effectively use artistic practices to engage and enrich the lives of people with different kinds of abilities, incidents or life challenges. The speaker that is will join us tomorrow include mary ann tobis, executive director of tidewater arts outreach in Norfolk, Dr. Pawr arabic, a professor of the eastern Virginia medical school, margo greenley, director of body Wise Dance, and, of course, we will have margie mandehr and katherine wellborn for the Virginia commission for the arts. I hope to see you tomorrow morning in five west at 8:30,
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from James thank you. City county, Ms. Pogge.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, pastor ryan mcadam who led the prayer today is not only senior pastor at agape mission dmurch Williamsburg but also the chaplain of the Virginia legislative prayer caucus that meets every Monday at 11:00 a.M. Here in the capitol. In the gallery is his mother, his wife, jade, and their four children. Please give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
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Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon.
John O'Bannon
Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise for a motion?
[Unknown]
The gentleman hey proceed.
John O'Bannon
-- the gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, about two weeks ago, I rose to share with this body that in Henrico, we lost a long-time former supervisor, been on the board of supervisors for about 30 years. I'm sad to tell you we lost a sitting supervisor last week and his funeral is today. Dick glover grew up in victoria, a businessman, he served on the board at Henrico in the brooklyn district for over 28 years. During that 28 years, we did not raise our real estate tax at all. In fact we I think lowered it a penny. Dick was a passionate man for his constituents, he loved baseball. I would ask that when we adjourn today, we adjourn in honored memory of richard w. Glover, thank you.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon, moves that when the House adjourn today, it adjourn in the memory and the honor of richard w. Glover. As many as favor that motion will please rise.
John O'Bannon
[gavel]
[Unknown]
That motion is agreed to.
John O'Bannon
The gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Murphy.
[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. Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House, as you know, this is Black history month, and so I am please to take part in honoring members of our Black community for the many contributions they have made over all the years to make and keep america great. There are so many african-american heroes, however, it was hard to choose just one. I decided to tell you about my constituent and my friend, colin powell. Colin powell is a united states statesman. He is a retired four star general in the u.S. Army. He was the 65th united states secretary of state under president george w. Bush, the first african-american ever to be appointed to that position. And he was the first, and so far the only, african-american to serve on the joint chiefs of staff. Colin powell began his american journey from ordinary circumstances. He grew up in a close-knit family that provided support and a caring environment for him to flourish. He found his first calling in the military. Early in his career, he gravitated towards supporting roles, but it wasn't long before he was recognized for his leadership skills, for his organizational talent, and pragmatic outlook. And early on, he was enlisted to handle key government advisory roles. Colin powell's entire adult life has been spent in service to this country. He has demonstrated a life-long commitment to protecting our nation, to advancing democratic values. He has stood up for freedom and equality. He has stood up for inclusiveness and opportunity for all. And he has been a leader to overcome prejudice and discrimination. Colin powell follows his conscience. He openly criticized bush administration when he found it necessary, and he made headlines when he endorsed barack obama for president. Today, colin powell remains a vocal person on political topics, and he is very active in our business community. Along with his wife, alma, they started the america's promise, which is part of their dedication to the well-being of the children and youth on all socioeconomic levels across the commonwealth. Colin powell has spent much of his life inspiring us with his leadership and his life experiences. I especially like this quote that is attributed to him: you can't make someone else's choices, but you shouldn't let someone else make yours. I -- I thank colin powell for his many contributions to our great country, and I 'm honored to represent him as his Delegate. Thank you.
[Unknown]
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Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Miyares.
Jason Miyares
Mr. Speaker, I request that House resolution 352 be taken out of order.
[Unknown]
The clerk will record a resolution.
Jason Miyares
House resolution number 352, commending the Reverend nigel w.D. Mumford.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
I move we adopt the resolution.
[Unknown]
As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The resolution is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any moves that he can advise?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, Mr. Speaker, there are four from today's third reading, uncontested calendar to the regular calendar, they are as follows: on Page eight, Delegate Keam 's House bill 2119, asked to be moved to the regular calendar by Delegate Freitas, on Page 13, printed calendar, Delegate Orrock 's House bill 2477 has been asked to be moved to the regular calendar by Delegate bloks iom. On -- Bloxom. On Page 37, Delegate holcomb's House bill 2391 has been asked to be moved to the regular calendar by Delegate Gilbert. And finally, Mr. Speaker, on Page 40 of the printed calendar, Delegate Knight 's House bill 2449 has been asked to be moved to the regular calendar by Delegate Gilbert .
[Unknown]
Thank you. You probably don't have any by for the days, do you?
[Unknown]
Not today, sir.
[Unknown]
[laughter]
[Unknown]
Pursuant to House rule 30, the journal shall reflect the following members away on pressing personal business and granted leave from today's session: delegates Fariss and Morefield .
Bill Howell
Does the clerk -- are there further motion? I'm sorry, I got a couple of further motions here. Gentleman from fair faction, Mr. Sixels.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I rise for an announcement.
[Unknown]
The gentleman has the
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Floor. Founded in 1989, virginians for justice, a quality of Virginia as a statewide nonpartisan education outreach and advocacy organization seeking equality for Virginia 's lbgt citizens. Today they are at the capitol to advocate for Virginia, that is a safe place, a welcoming place, an equal place for lbgt people to live, work and play. Tonight I invite to you attend their reception, at the library of Virginia, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.M. Hope to see you all there. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Hampton, Ms. Ward.
Leo Wardrup
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor.
Leo Wardrup
Thank you. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, we have just been joined by a group of young ladies. I'm going to ask that they stand. They are some of the members of sigma gamma rose sorority, incorporated. Sigma gamma roe incorporated is a service organization comprised of women from every profession. This sorority was organized in 1922, in indianapolis, indiana, by seven young educators. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority in 1929, when the charter was granted to the alpha chapter at butler university in indianapolis, indiana. Soaring to greater heights of attainment around the world, sigma gamma rose sorority as a leading service organization has met the challenges of the day and continues to grow through sisterhood, scholarship, and service. They proudly boast a membership of over 85,000, through 500 chapters in the united states, the bahamas, bermuda, the u.S. Virgin islands, canada, germany and korea. Sigma gamma rose sorority incorporated has a rich history of women who have led the way in communities to address issues and work to be a catalyst of change. Members of the beta si gamma chapter join members of the general assembly today as a part of the sorority's golden alert, a social action and legislative program focused on education and community ladies and gentlemen, I ask empowerment. That you give the women of sigma gamma rose sorority a very warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
[applause]
[Unknown]
We are delighted to have the sisters from significancea mama -- sigma gamma rose visiting us today, we we come you to the capitol.
[Unknown]
Are there further resolutions under rule 39? If not the clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for today, Tuesday, February 7, crossover for the 2017 session here in the Virginia House of delegates, first category, House bills on third reading, uncontested calendar, the 95 bills that took many hours yesterday to work through are as follows: final passage, House bill 1661 on Page one, turning to Page two, House bill 1662, 1663, 1467, 1981, Page four, House bills 1491, 1519, 1595, 1721, 1837, Page six, House bills 18 45rbgs 19 45rbgs 1993, 2026, 2074, Page eight House bill 2101, House bill 2119 moved to the regular calendar, House bill 2136, emergency, House bills 2137, 2138, 2139, Page 10, House bills 2209, 2215, 2216, 2258, 2262, Page one 2, printed calendar, House bills 2269, 2362, 2423, 2427, 2463, House bill 2477 has been moved to the regular calendar, Page 14, House bill 1410, 1487, 1508, 1539, Page 16, House bill 1540, House bill 11546, 1547, 1555, Page 18, House bills 1579, 1731, 1734, 1784, 1786, continuing with the uncontested third block calendar, category Page 20, House bills 1815, 1835, 1854 emergency, 1876, Page 22, House bill 19 10, 1932, 1943 emergency, 1944, 1971, Page 24, House bill 1996, 2033, 2064, 2127, Page 26, House bill 2143, 2146, 2154, 2178, 2184, 2203, emergency, Page 28, House bills 2217, 2237, 2238, 2243, emergency, 2245, turning to Page 30, continuing the block, House bills 2247, 2288, 26, 2297, Page 32, House bills 230 4, 2318, 2331, 2348, Page 34, House bills 2350, 2354, 2356, 22358, 2359, Page 36, House bills 2366, 2367, House bill 2391 has been moved to the regular calendar. Page 38, continuing the block, House bills 2391, 2410, 2415, 2425, 2428, 2429, and Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 40, House bill 2449 has been moved to the regular calendar, House bill 2462, House bill 2469 and completing the block, third reading uncontested House bill 2470.
[Unknown]
[applause]
[Unknown]
Did everybody get those? Would you like for me to have him do them again?
[Unknown]
[cheering]
[Unknown]
Shall the bills bass? >>o pass? >>o shall the bills pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos, zero, the bills are passed. >>
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, continuing with today's calendar, the next category of bills on Page 41 of the printed calendar, House bills on third reading, regular, House bills, third reading, regular, first up, House bill 1428, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to absentee voting, photo identification required with application.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? >>
[Unknown]
The clerk will close the
[Unknown]
Ayes 61, nos 35. Roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 61, nos 35, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 42, House bill 1544, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to conditions on certificates of public needs, alternative plans of compliance.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 68, nos 29.
[Unknown]
Ayes 68, nos 29, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1679, a bill to amend and reenact a section relating to well permit of the code of Virginia applications, disclosure of trade secrets.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Chesterfield ,o gentlewoman from Chesterfield, Ms. Robinson.
[Unknown]
Yes, Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak to the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Yesterday, there was a long diatribe by Delegate Lopez on House bill 1679, and the hazards of fracking and well water contamination. I wanted to cite a few things that he brought up to us as a body. First off, he claimed in 2008 that is a Virginia land owner had water contamination due to track frack -- fracking. The owner said he heard a bubbling sound in his well. He stated the drilling company supplied the owner with fresh water during the investigation, but once the investigation was over, Delegate Lopez said the driller refused to keep supplying the fresh water after the owner wouldn't sign a liability waiver. Dmme was a little bit mischaracterized in this. They did the investigation. De ternlgents were found in the owner's well and the de ternlgents were not used by the drilling company. The drilling company was very willing to give fresh water to the owner during the investigation, and after the investigation, showed that the company was not at fault, the drilling company offered to pay for the new well. In order for the owntory have the new well for free, the drilling company wanted to be released, but the owner did not agree to the terms and so he did not get a new well from the company. He also cited pavilion, wyoming, and after an investigation the wyoming department of environmental quality showed that evidence did not indicate the hydraulic fracking fluids had risen to the shallow depths utilized by water supply wells, also based on the evaluation of the hydraulic fracking history and the method used in the pavilion gas field it is unlikely that hydraulic fracking has caused any impact to the water supply wells. This bill merely codifies the protection of limited and legitimate trade secrets and does so consistently with the regulations just adopted by the administration at the end of 2016. Moreover, with the amendment that we added, made in the committee and before you now, this bill would provide even more disclosure than those regulations. And I have three more quotes for you. One, I 'm not aware of any proven case where the fracking process itself has affected water. This is from lisa jackson, former environmental protection agency administrative. Second one is I would like to say everybody that hydraulic fracking is safe, this is ken salazar, 50th secretary of the interior under barack obama. And the final is by using directional drilling and fracking, we have an opportunity to have a softer footprint on the land. This statement was by sally jewel, secretary of the interior, the 51st under president barack obama. Thank you.
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Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 63, nos 34.
[Unknown]
Ayes 63, nos 34, the bill is passed.
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House bill 2142, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to redesigned high school graduation requirements, implementation, one year delay.
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Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 56, nos 41.
[Unknown]
Ayes 56, nos 41, the bill is passed.
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Turning to Page 43, printed calendar, House bill 2218, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to public charter school applications and charter agreements, review by the state board of education.
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Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 58, nos 38.
[Unknown]
Ayes 58, nos 38, the bill is passed.
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House bill 1736, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the joint commission on health care, sunset.
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Shall the bill pass? >>
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 94, nos three.
[Unknown]
Ayes 94, nos three, the bill is passed.
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House bill 1400, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to the creation of the Virginia virtual school.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass 1234.
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-- bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 57, nos 40.
[Unknown]
Ayes 57, nos 40, the bill is passed.
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Continuing House bills, third reading regular on Page 44 of the printed calendar, House bill 1408, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to student vision screenings.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos, zero, the bill is passed.
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House bill 1463, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to publication of delinquent taxes by treasurers.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 55, nos 41.
[Unknown]
Ayes 55, nos 41, the bill is passed.
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House bill 1543, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to sales and use tax, media-related exemptions
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Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
The clerk will close the
[Unknown]
Ayes 90, nos five. Roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 90, nos five, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1549, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of community service boards and Virginia relating to behavioral health authorities, services to be provided.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? >>
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos, zero, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 46 of the printed calendar, House bill 1605, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to parental choice education savings accounts. >>
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Loudoun ,
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Orrock. Mr. Speaker, it's difficult to listen to false claims being made about a bill that I think is really, really had a lot of work put into it and is ready for prime time. False claim number one I 'd like it to address is that das -- dsa's lack of academic accountability. They have the same level of accountability as the law requires for public, private and home schooling, to demand accountability beyond that is clearly a double standard and is unfair. If that false claim of lacking accountability means that kids being educated under an esa program do not take the prescribed number of sols, then it's correct but education ultimately is about achieving results. Let me read some of the statements from parents that I 've heard from that prove public schools don't always work for everyone. First statement from a parent says he was treated well, but was never challenged enough because there were all types of disabilities that had to be met. Not enough one on one time. Next statement. The school she attended did not provide any occupational therapy services. There were also issues with her being teased and ridiculed regarding her disability. Statement number three, I was extremely diss satisfied, the communication and follow-through with staff was nonexistent and the bullying was out of control. My son was very unhappy. Mr. Speaker, this does not mean that schools are not trying or that they are failing everyone. It only means that in some cases, needs are not met. Esa will help close that gap. At the end of the day, the best measure of accountability is results. To that point, studies have shown school choice does result in academic improvement for both students who participate and the schoolies in the areas where they are allowed to participate. Twelve empirical studies have examined academic outcomes for school participants using random assignment which is the gold standard for social science. Of these 11 -- excuse me, of these 12, 11 find that choice improved students outcomes, six that students benefit, five, that some benefit, and some were not affected. One study finds no visible impact, no imperial study finds a negative impact. False claim number two, esa's lack of financial accountability. Just like the first false claim -- excuse me, it's the last false claim on constitutionality. If you just read the bill, you will see provisions for accountability throughout, dealing with parents requiring them to submit expenditure receipts to the school on a quarterly division -- school division on a quarterly basis, prior to receiving funds for the next year, the county expenditures will be subject to audit and proper use of funds will be subject to fines, penalties and prosecution t it goes on and on. A good portion of the bill is dedicated to accountability. False claim number three, local schools will be imposed with a burden, cost and responsibilities that are too great. Yes, there are some administrative burdens placed on the schools, but can be summed up easily, they will be told to accept and process applications and package and forward receipts. They May be asked to participate in an audit. In return they would be relieved of the burden of teaching and counseling a student or students, they would still receive some money for the child which remained in the schools adm account. It's important to note that many of the parents who participate in esas have kids who by virtue of their disability are a unique challenge, cost astronomical amount to the local schools. Public schools will come out ahead with esas. False claim number four, esas result in inequity. A few months ago kevin shavos, council of education of d.C., wrote an article in which he explained, and I 'm quoting, Mr. Speaker shavos, two of the most exciting days of my life were the day I received my local library card and years later when I received my naacp card. I think the two were tied hand in hand. Through my life my parents instilled in our family the importance of learning about yourself, the world around you, and your culture. Helped me to succeed. This positive influence this is one of many reasons I am extremely disappointed in the naacp's decision to consider a moratorium on charter schools. The organization's resistance to educational choice and giving every other family in our country educational options hurts the learning culture that is necessary for our nation and our people to thrive and succeed. I will be frank, our nation's education system is one of the last remaining jim crow laws in our country. School choice and charter schools are a lifeline to millions of african-american families, providing hope, opportunity and success while education systems continue to fail minority students, end quote. False claim number five, -- I will edit this, Mr. Speaker. The false claim number five is that article eight of our Virginia -- article eight, section 10, state appropriations prohibited to schools or institutions, Mr. Speaker, I will skip over the Page and a half that I 've written to prove that absolutely false.
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[applause]
[Unknown]
And I will point out simply and obviously, parents are not schools, parents are not institutions, and this portion of the constitution does not apply to them. In closing, these false claims --
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[applause]
[Unknown]
-- these esas do have financial and academic accountability, they build equity, and they are completely constitutional. Thank you Mr. Speaker.
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Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 49, nos 47.
[Unknown]
Ayes 49, nos 47, the bill is passed.
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Continuing House bills on third reading, regular, Page 46 of the printed calendar, House bill 1738, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to retail sales and use tax, aviation parts and supplies.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 91, nos five.
[Unknown]
Ayes 91, nos five, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1848, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to comprehensive community colleges, grants for certain individuals.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos, zero, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1909, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to real property tax, nonjudicial sale of tax delinquent property.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 82, nos 15.
[Unknown]
Ayes 82, nos 15, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 48 of today's calendar, Page 48, House bill 2020 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to issuance of temporary licenses, permits, or special identification cards, requirements.
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Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 70, nos 27.
[Unknown]
Ayes 70, nos 27, the bill is passed.
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House bill 2095, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to registration of peer recovery specialists and qualified mental health professionals.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 83, nos 12.
[Unknown]
Ayes 83, nos 12, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 49 of today's printed calendar, House bill 2174, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to school boards, pupil-teacher ratios, class size limits, public report.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 53, nos 44.
[Unknown]
Ayes 53, nos 44, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2219, a bill to authorize Stafford County to permit taxpayers to defer payment of a portion of certain real property taxes.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos one, the bill is passed.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Massie.
Jimmie Massie
Mr. Speaker, I rise to request permission to take the center aisle for presentation, and I would ask delegates Loupassi and former lieutenant governor hager to join me.
[Unknown]
We are still in the morning hour. The gentleman has the approval. >>
Jimmie Massie
The House will come to order. Members, please take your seats. >>
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico >>
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Floyd gotwell to my right and bruce gotwell to my left are honorees today as the outstanding virginians for 2017. These brothers are native virginians. They were raised in Richmond, educate Richmond, and they epitomize the success story of citizens who have created and grown large Virginia -based corporations, employed thousands of virginians, and given back to the commonwealth by serving on numerous business, educational and cultural boards. Additionally, they have wonderful wives with them today, and wonderful families, and have given generously of their treasure to a multitude of philanthropic causes. Floyd d.Gotwell was born in Richmond in 1922, he received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Virginia military institute and has a master's degree in business administration from the university of richard mopped, he served as lieutenant in the u.S. Army during world war ii, in the china, burma, india theater. Mr. Gotwell joined the Albemarle paper company in 1943 as a chemist, his brother, bruce, joined Albemarle in 1956. They joined their father there, and another senior executive there by the name of jimmy Massie. My grandfather and namesake. In 1962, under gotwell leadership Albemarle acquired effa corporation, what was then the largest ever leveraged buyout and was described in the financial media as jonah swallowed the whale. Floyd gotwell rose through the ranks, becoming chairman of the corporation in 1968 and then chief executive officer in 1970-1992. He is a former director of the tredico corporation, american petroleum institute, csx corporation and federal reserve bank of Richmond. Floyd gotwell served as president of Virginia museum of fine arts, president of the Virginia military institute foundation, trustee of the university of Richmond, on the board of visitors at the college of william & mary. Bruce gotwell to my left, resident of Delegate Loupassi 's district, born in Richmond in 1933, he received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Virginia military institute, you're going it hear that a lot throughout this, and did graduate work at the university of Virginia. The institute of paper chemistry in wisconsin and the university of Richmond. Mr. Gotwell, he too joined Albemarle paper manufacturing company in 1956 as a chemist, rising through the ranks to become chief executive officer and chairman of ethel corporation in 1994. New market corporation was formed in 2004 as the parent company ofathen chemical and effa corporation where he served as chairman and chief executive officer and is currently chairman emeritus, he served on the board of directors of csx, Albemarle, first colony, dmonin resources, national association of manufacturers, and the american petroleum council. Mr. Gotwell currently serves as director of the american civil war museum in Richmond and civil war trust, served as president of the vmi board of visitors from 1998-2001, trustee of the vmi foundation from 1985-1992, of the of the cadet club from 1971-1973 and finally, he is has also served as president of the Virginia museum of fine arts. Mr. Speaker, I am thrilled and proud to present to my House of delegates my great family friends, the co-outstanding virginians of 2017, Floyd d.Gotwell, junior and his brother, bruce c.Gotwell. Please join with me in giving them a warm and welcomed congratulatory round of applause.
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[applause]
[Unknown]
Thank you. >>
[Unknown]
We are indeed honored to have you visit with us today and we thank you so much for all you've done for our community, our state, our commonwealth for so many years, both philanthropically, as well as in the business side, and we give you our sincere thanks for that and our sincere congratulations on this well-deserved recognition. Thank you for being here today.
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[applause] >> The House will be at ease. >> [House at ease]
[Unknown]
The clerk will continue with the calendar. Continuing with today's calendar, resuming House bills on third reading, regular, House bills, third reading, regular, resuming on Page 50, next bill up before us is House bill 2264, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the expenditure of funds related department of health, to abortions and family planning services.
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Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 58 -- excuse me, ayes 60, nos 33.
[Unknown]
Ayes 60, nos 33, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2300, a bill to sections of the code of amend and reenact several Virginia relating to the department of health, frequency of inspections.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos, zero, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 51 of the printed calendar, House bill 2395, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to public schools, reading specialist, dyslexia adviser.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos, zero, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 51, House bill 2417, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to the department of medical assistance services, fraud prevention, prepayment analytics.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
The clerk will close the
[Unknown]
Ayes 94, nos two. Roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 94, nos two, the bill is passed. >> Turning to Page 52, continuing House bills, third reading regular, House bill 2453, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to flashing amber lights, amateur radio operators.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 91, nos five.
[Unknown]
Ayes 91, nos five, the bill is passed.
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[applause]
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House bill 2455, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to personal property tax, list of uncollected taxes for which the treasurer must compile a list.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 86, nos 10.
[Unknown]
Ayes 86, nos 10, the bill is passed.
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House bill 2474, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, various sections thereof, relating to the creation of the Virginia coalfield expressway authority, report.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos, zero, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1409, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to technical adjustments of House of delegates and Senate districts.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Fairfax ,
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker, Ms. Watts. Speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
When I first saw this bill, I was very hopeful. Perhaps others have more problems with split precincts than I do, but the four of my 20 that are split precincts, several of them make no sense in account communities that they split based on some census tracks that were laid down well before those communities were established, but the problem is, when I look at this bill, that last provision, any change shall be consistent with the criteria for districts adopted for the preceding redistricting makes this bill, quite frankly, meaningless. It was the requirement that it be plus or minus 1 percent that more than doubled the number of split precincts and so this bill will do throughout Virginia. Nothing, because we can't adjust those lines. I must go on, however, and observe that it concerns me that this bill is before us, given what I came to learn as I read the court decisions regarding the case that is now before the u.S. Supreme court about this very redistricting. And only when I read those court decisions did I become aware of how important that one standard, plus or minus 1 percent, when the Senate was plus or minus 2 percent, when the courts have allowed plus or minus 5 percent, that one standard, plus or minus 1 percent, is what allowed the gerrymandering and packing that is, again, now before the u.S. Supreme court as to its effect. So as we address this bill, please don't put any kind of false impression that we are doing anything. We are not doing anything but again trying to gloss over what has now been exposed in these court decisions of what happened in the last redistricting when we adopted plus or minus 1 percent, just so that statewide we could say we've drawn these lines, so we really weren't intending it in certain targeted districts. Thank you.
[Unknown]
This the bill -- shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 62, nos 33.
[Unknown]
Ayes 62, nos 33, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1530, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the department of small business and supplier diversity, powers of the director, certification of small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses and employment services organizations, appeals.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos two.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos two, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 54 of today's printed calendar, House bill 1566, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to professions and occupations, active supervision of regulatory boards.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 63, nos 33.
[Unknown]
Ayes 63, nos 33, the bill is passed.
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Turning to Page 55, House bill 1616, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to felony homicide, certain drug offenses, penalty.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 67, nos 28.
[Unknown]
Ayes 67, nos 28, the bill is passed.
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House bill 1656, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to health insurance, proton radiation therapy, standard of clinical evidence for benefit coverage decisions.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, nos four.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, nos four, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 56 of today's printed calendar, continuing House bills on third reading regular, House bill 1657, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to the government data collection and dissemination practices act, license plate readers.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 30, nos 67.
[Unknown]
Ayes 30, nos 67, the bill fails to pass.
[Unknown]
House bill 1926, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code of Virginia relating to alcoholic beverage control, definition of municipal golf course, exemption from food sales requirements for mixed beverage restaurant licenses located on the premises of and operated by municipal golf courses.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 87, nos nine.
[Unknown]
Ayes 87, nos nine, the bill is passed.
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[captioning will continue momentarily] >>. >>> Providing a charter for the city of williamsberg related to redevelopment and housing authority.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 95, nos, one. The bill is passed.
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Continuing House bills third reading regular, Page 58 of printed calendar, House bill 1987, a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia relating to alcohol beverage control new license for certain commercial life style centers.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 82, no, 14. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2000, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to sanctuary policy.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 63, no, 33.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
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House bill 2066, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to national crime prevention and privacy compact of 1998.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes84, nos, 11. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2092, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to application for public assistance, review of records.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 65, nos, 32. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2108, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to the Virginia wireless services authority act, rates and charges.
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from Alexandria, miss Herring speaking to the bill?
[Unknown]
No, sir, not this bill.
[Unknown]
Do you want to be recognized?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I don't know if it's a proper time to do it. I rise for a motion.
[Unknown]
Let's see. The --
[Unknown]
Having voted on prevailing side on which we passed hb1974 I ask that we reconsider the vote.
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Can you find the Page ?
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Page 57.
Bill Howell
Miss Herring moves by having voting on the prevailing side of 1974 we reconsider that vote. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 63, no, 33.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Returning to Page 59 of the printed calendar, House bill 2108, again, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to Virginia wireless services authority act, rates and charges.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Gentle woman from Bedford, miss Byron .
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 2108 as explained in detail yesterday, is about government transparency. For those of you, though, that were still listening to communications from your local government, many, I would say probably weren't aware of what the bill even did, they just were responding to alerts that they're receiving from other folks that didn't agree with what the bill did. We have met and this morning, there seems to be Peace in the valley. There are concerns about language in the bill that was notwithstanding after the freedom of information. While I don't agree that they were valid concerns, that they were addressed in the bill, I have agreed when the bill goes over to the Senate and we have all mutually agreed together to support the bill and that I would make an amendment at that time to remove that sentence from the bill. So I just wanted to make sure everyone was aware that we have agreed with the electrical government concerns. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I think the gentlewoman has it right. This have been a lot of discussions about this bill. And a lot of concerns about some of the language in the bill as it came forward. Now, I think we'd like to extend courtesies to members and take them at their word they're going to do what they say they're going to do. This is a little unusual to do it's kind of like a trust, but this. Verified situation. So we have to trust, I think the gentlewoman she will do what she says and when it gets to the Senate, new language will be put on the bill. I think this is a process, I guess we're going to advance the bill. And I guess I would caution the body that let's make sure it comes back in a way that we think it's going to come back because if it didn't, lots of people might have issues with the bill. And administration might have issues with the bill as well. So this is part of the process. We're going to extend the courtesy, I guess to a member, and hopefully, we'll get it all right. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Thank you. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes72, nos, 24. The bill is passed.
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House bill 2177 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to process act exemption for charitable gaming board.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 91, nos, six.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 60 of the printed calendar, continuing House bills third reading, House bill 2220 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to alcoholic beverage control, limited mixed beverages licenses for retail cigar shops.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 84, nos, 11. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2242 a bill related to regulatory boards related to expiration of regulations.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 64, nos, 33. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2278, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to Virginia tourism authority cooperative marketing fund eligibility.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 94, nos, three.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2303 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to small agricultural generators sale of electric power, net metering.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 81, nos, 14. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 62, printed calendar, House bill 2319, a bill to amend and the code of Virginia relating to the national flood insurance program report.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 97, nos, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2342, a bill to amend various sections of the code of Virginia relating to public schools, reasonable charter school divisions.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 55, nos, 42 the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2360, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the Virginia information technologies agency procurement of agency technology compliance with federal laws and regulations pertaining to information security and privacy.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 57, nos, 38. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2390, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of various chapters of 2013 relating to pilot programs for third party power purchase agreements, institutions of higher education.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 70, nos, 25. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2394, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to pawn brokers, allowable late fees.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 63, nos, 34.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing, House bills third reading regular, Page 64 of the printed calendar, House bill 2402 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to Virginia freedom of information act willful violations, grounds for termination.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 67, nos, 27. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2404 a bill to amend various section of the code of Virginia relating to the advisory council in pediatric neuropsychiatric diseases acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 93, nos, four. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 65, House bill 2411, a bill to amend a myriad appeals of health insurance, health benefit plans, individual, group coverage, market reforms, planned management functions, coordination with federal echlg changes, internal and external review processes and license tax.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 64, nos, 33. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2424, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to carrying concealed weapons, former attorneys for the commonwealth and assistant attorneys for the commonwealth.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 83, nos, 14. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 66 of the printed calendar, House bill 2439, a bill to amend the code of Virginia related to the general assembly, regulatory penalties statement.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 64, nos, 33. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2442, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to local collection fees.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 97, nos, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2464, a bill to amend various section of the code of Virginia, acts of assemblies of 1962, all which repeal several others, excuse me, provided a charter for the city of petersberg related to council, city officers and powers.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 96, nos, 0.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2473 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to violation of protective order or stalking, third or subsequent offense.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 91, nos, six.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1960, a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the code related to tow truck drivers, hand towing requirements, civil penalties.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 68, nos, 28 the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 68, printed calendar, House bill 2239 a bill to amend and reenact three sections of the code relating to registration exemption for certain farm-use vehicles, requirements.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 96, nos, one.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1485 a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia related to sex offenses prohibiting proximity to children. Penalty.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 95, nos, one. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1856, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to restitution, probation.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 91, nos, six. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2144 a bill to amend and reenact sections of the code related to the Virginia freedom of information advisory council, membership, effectiveness in meetings.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 96, nos, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 70, printed calendar, continuing House bills third reading, House bill 2267, a bill to amend and reenact several section of the code of Virginia related to health benefit plans, coverage for hormonal contraceptives.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 94, nos, one.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2327 a bill to amend a wide vierry of sections of the code related to dui, implied consent refusal of blood or breath test and there is an emergency clause on the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 96, nos, one. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1687 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to nonrepairable and rebuilt vehicles.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 93, nos, two.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? Rise for a motion.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Page 62 having voted on the prevailing side by which we passed hb2242 I would like to move that we reconsider the vote. Page 60, sir.
[Unknown]
Hold the thing up to your mouth.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez moves by having voted on the prevailing side we reconsider House bill. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The motion is agreed to, shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
Alfonso Lopez
Ayes, 64, nos, 32.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
Alfonso Lopez
Mr. Speaker, returning to Page 71, House bill 1687, ayes were 93, nos were two.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with calendar, Page 71, next up, House bill 1836 a bill to require the Virginia department of transportation to maintain a certain segment of Spotsylvania parkway beginning in the year 2020.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 96, nos, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2016 a bill to amend and reenact various section of the code of Virginia related to electric personal delivery devices.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 97, nos, 0.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Page 72 of the printed calendar. Page 72. House bill 1697, a bill to amend and reenact various, excuse me, various section of the code of Virginia in the second enactment of the active assembly of 2013 relating to extension of certain local approvals.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 94, nos, two.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2145 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the board for architects, professional engineers, land surveyors and hand escape architects regulation of land surveyor photogrammatrists.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 78, nos, 19.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 73, House bill 2251 a bill to amend and reenact various section of the code of Virginia relating to the Virginia retirement system, optional contribution plan for state and local employees.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 92, nos, four.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
House bill 2471, a bill to amend and reenact various section of the code of Virginia relating to Virginia economic development partnership authority, membership powers and duties.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, speaking briefly to the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, yesterday, I got up on the bill and had a discussion about it. Things happen fast around here, and one of the concerns at least some of us have while we're here is how trade is treated in this and so I hope as it goes through bill. The process, we can look at that again, trade is really important. 95% of the potential customers for this country live outside of the united states. We cannot retrieve inward. We have to have an aggressive trade policy and approach in the commonwealth z if we're going to reinvigorate our manufacturing sector we have to have places where we can sell. And we need to make sure we have apparatus in place at the state level to do that. Last year we passed this bill on the Virginia international trade, creating Virginia international trade corporation, it was supported by the chamber of commerce, manufactures association, maritime association and countless other business groups. The language in this bill reverses or changes direction a little bit. And so, as we consider whether we're going to make that change, given that we have had no experience, with a change made last year, should take a close look. I hope that people will closely look at this bill as it goes through the process. Hopefully, we'll get some issues with trade remedied so we can be very competitive in the global economy. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
David Toscano
Gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Chris Jones
Appreciate the minority leader pointing that out. I guess the process we haven't reversed fields in talking with patron of the bill last year, Delegate Landes, vice chair of the appropriations committee looking at the revamped and redeveloped vvt when we're done. We're confident at the end of the day trade will be a center piece of what is a part and it has been. I would say last year the concern is more probably personality in existing structure, that has been addressed by the new hire of ceo and president. I ask you pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 95, nos, two. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Norfolk, miss Hester .
Daun Hester
I rise for a motion.
[Unknown]
Having voted on the prevailing side on House bill 2303 on Page 61, I ask that we reconsider the vote, please. 2303, on Page 61.
Daun Hester
Gentlewoman from Norfolk miss Hester moves having voted on the prevailing side --
Daun Hester
Mr. Speaker, parliamentary inquiry.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Manassas, Mr. Miller.
Jackson Miller
Just checking to see the clerk's office we have a system called gracelets. Just curious.
[Unknown]
The answer is yes. Thank you.
Jackson Miller
Okay. The -- gentlewoman from Norfolk, miss Hester moves that having voted on the prevailing side by which we passed House bill 2303 that we reconsider that vote. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
Daun Hester
Ayes, 82, no, 13, the bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, there are four bills moved from uncontested to regular. Picking those up, returning to Page 8 of the printed calendar, Page eight, House bill 2119 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to the practice of laser hair removal.
Daun Hester
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 90, nos, seven. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 13, of the calendar, Page 13, House bill 2477, a bill to require the department of health to take steps to begin eliminating site evaluation and design services for onsite sewage systems and private wells provided by the department.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 92, nos, five. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, returning to Page 37, of the printed calendar, Page 37, is House bill 2391, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the department of human resource management authority to conduct criminal background checks, state agencies, position that's are designated sensitive and the bill has an emergency clause on
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? It. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 97, nos, 0.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
And finally, this category turning to Page 40, Page 40 of the printed calendar, House bill 2449, a bill to amend and reenact various section of the code of Virginia in the active assembly of 1966 relating to term limits in the city of Chesapeake .
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 92, nos, three. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes that section of the calendar, turning to Page 74, House bills on second reading regular. The bill is not properly before the body at this time. Mr. Speaker, that completes the calendar.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
No communications, just today's announcement it's a busy afternoon for crossover, Mr. Speaker. General laws number of committees are meeting immediately upon adjournment, the committee on general laws will meet immediately upon adjournment in House room c. Over in the general assembly building first floor. General laws, then, two subcommittees of general laws will not be meeting today. So just full committee. The privileges and elections committee, they will have a meeting immediately upon adjournment of the House, down stairs in House room one, here at the capitol. That is an additional meeting for pne. The commerce and labor committee, they will be meeting also, immediately upon adjournment of the House in House room d, change in time for them. House room d, congress and labor immediately upon adjournment across the way. The committee on appropriations will be doing a budget briefing on their amendments to House bill 1500. That will be 15 minutes upon adjournment. Approximately 12:45 or so down in House room three and extension here in the capitol. Budget briefing 15 minutes after adjournment, House room three.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Chris Jones
2:00. Announcement yesterday, last night was 2:00.
[Unknown]
I apologize, appropriations will make the budget briefing at 2:00. I apologize. 2:00 today in House room three down at the extension. 15 mens upon adjournment, the rules committee's standards of conduct subcommittee will be meeting very briefly here in the capitol at House majority he'der's office, change of location 15 minutes upon adjournment of review. The other meetings for later this afternoon have been cancelled. Looking ahead to tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8th, first legislative meeting counties, cities and towns will meet 7:30, subcommittee number one will meet at 7:30 in the 8th floor west conference room. Then, the military and veterans affairs caucus is scheduled to meet at 8:00 a.M. In the fourth floor west conference room. And Delegate Filler-Corn mentioned arts caucus meeting at 8:30 in fifth floor east conference room. Tomorrow, the committee on education, House committee of education meeting at 8:30, House room d. First floor, general assembly building and immediately upon adjournment of the full committee, education, elementary and secondary education committee will be meeting in House room d. Tomorrow, at 9:00, committee on agriculture Chesapeake and natural resources, they'll be meeting in House room c. And finally, Mr. Speaker, the democratic caucus tomorrow will meet at 11:15 in House room two here in the capitol. Republican caucus at 11:30 here in the capitol in House room one. That completes announcements, sir.
Chris Jones
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I know the clerk announced general laws is meeting immediately upon adjournment. We have Senate bills that are duplicates of House bills. And if everybody could just get there, we're just going to move them so we don't end up with a day like yesterday. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move the House adjourn today and adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 12:00
[Unknown]
Gentleman from colonial noon. Heights Mr. Cox moves the House reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon. Those in favor say aye. The motion is agreed to. Mr. Cox moves the House do now gentleman from Colonial Heights adjourn. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. House stands adjourned until 12:00 noon, tomorrow. 12:00 noon, tomorrow.