02/14/2017 House Proceedings

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SB872—00:02:16
SB1533—00:04:22
SB1282—00:01:34
SB1553—00:00:58
Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)—02:36
Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)—00:12
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:06
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—06:12
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—01:18
Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)—00:54
Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)—03:12
Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)—03:30
Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)—00:06
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:36
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—00:00
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:12
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:30
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:12
Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)—00:06
Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)—00:06
Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)—00:12
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:24
Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)—00:12
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—00:00
Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)—00:18
Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)—00:06
Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)—00:00
Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)—00:12
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:24
Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)—00:30
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:06
Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:36
Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)—00:12
Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)—00:24
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:18
Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)—00:00
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—01:18
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:06
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—02:00
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:18
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—02:48
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:12
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:00
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—01:12
Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)—00:06
Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth)—00:12
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:18
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:00
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—00:12
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—02:18
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:48
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:06
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—00:06
Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)—00:12
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—07:30
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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 John S. Boquist, Pastor, Cardinal Baptist Church, Ruther Glen

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 Davis and Morris

Journal for Monday, February 13, 2017, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
House bills passed with Senate amendments: HBs 1468, 1474, 1484, 1512, 1548, 1610, 1625, 1747, 1761, 1763, 1798, 1799, 1888, 1911, 2019, 2040, 2072, 2167, 2241, 2290, 2355, 2457
House bills passed with Senate substitutes: HBs 1534, 1536, 1675, 1746, 1748, 1791, 1852, 2163, 2257, 2276, 2282
House bills, Senate insisted on substitutes and requested conference committees: HBs 1477, 1520
House bills passed: HBs 1405, 1426, 1440, 1453, 1466, 1483, 1494, 1497, 1504, 1541, 1551, 1552, 1559, 1567, 1569, 1578, 1592, 1615, 1642, 1688, 1699, 1705, 1728, 1732, 1741, 1750, 1751, 1767, 1770, 1777, 1785, 1840, 1846, 1878, 1885, 1903, 1924, 1951, 2014, 2032, 2046, 2075, 2084, 2140, 2141, 2153, 2164, 2165, 2172, 2183, 2201, 2214, 2277, 2287, 2301, 2317, 2325, 2328, 2329, 2369, 2431, 2432

Committee reports
From Health, Welfare and Institutions: SBs 880, 922, 1020 (referred), 1178S, 1239S (referred), 1462S, 1504, 1577S
From Transportation: SBs 806 (referred), 1069, 1148, 1339 (referred), 1364, 1417, 1497, 1532

HBs 1477, 1520 - House accedes to Senate request for Committees of Conference

HB1477 - Conferees appointed: Orrock, Poindexter, Keam

HB1520 - Conferees appointed: Knight, Webert, James

SJR 393 taken up and agreed to

Motion by Delegate Aird to adjourn in honor and memory of Dr. Calvin H. Thigpen, Sr. agreed to

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

CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 1403S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1486A - Passed by for the day
SB 786 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 864 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 896 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 919A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 964 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 967 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 989 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 992 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1104A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1134 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1173A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1203 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1225 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1311 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1313 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1318 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1319 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1542 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1552 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1553A - Moved to Regular Calendar
SB 1580 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0)

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 950A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed (Y-96 N-2)
SB 1230A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed (Y-96 N-0)
SB 1434 - Passed (Y-95 N-3)
SB 872A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed (Y-60 N-38)
SB 889 - Passed (Y-85 N-13)
SB 960 - Passed by for the day
SB 961 - Passed by for the day
SB 1105 - Passed (Y-64 N-34)
SB 1254SA - Committee Substitute agreed to, Delegate Cole floor amendment agreed to, Passed (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1299S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-66 N-32)
SB 1304 - Passed (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1455A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed (Y-69 N-29)
SB 1465 - Passed (Y-78 N-20)
SB 1487A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1533S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-94 N-4)
SB 1282S - Committee Substitute rejected, Delegate Kilgore floor substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-97 N-0)
SB 1553A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed (Y-93 N-2)

HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS
HB 1454 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-83 N-15)
HB 1814 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-98 N-0)
HB 2460 - Senate amendment rejected (Y-2 N-94)

RESOLUTIONS
REGULAR CALENDAR
SJR 284S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Agreed to (Y-96 N-2)
SJR 295 - Committee Substitute rejected, Delegate Cole floor substitute ruled not germane, Passed by for the day

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SB 804
SB 875
SB 886
SB 912
SB 934
SB 949
SB 1005S
SB 1018
SB 1025
SB 1027S - Moved to Regular Calendar
SB 1032
SB 1033A
SB 1034A
SB 1086
SB 1116
SB 1154S
SB 1160A
SB 1248
SB 1274
SB 1286
SB 1308
SB 1312S
SB 1322A
SB 1350
SB 1369
SB 1370
SB 1415S
SB 1438
SB 1447
SB 1479
SB 1516S
SB 1523
SB 1527S
SB 1534
SB 1555
SB 1561S
SB 1576

SENATE BILLS READ SECOND TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 793
SB 829
SB 897A
SB 962
SB 963
SB 982
SB 995S
SB 997S
SB 1165
SB 1168S
SB 1202A
SB 1205
SB 1296A
SB 1300S
SB 1320
SB 1328
SB 1390
SB 1416
SB 1470

Committee report
From General Laws: SBs 991, 1129S, 1231, 1255, 1287A, 1293, 1371 (referred), 1391, 1431, 1449 (referred), 1530, 1535, 1538, 1586

Motion by Delegate Cox to adjourn agreed to

House adjourned at 1:26 p.m. to meet Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 12 m.

Transcript

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

Bill Howell
The House will come to order. Members please take your seats. Sergeant at arms.
Bill Howell
The House is now in session. All persons not entitled to privileges on the floor, please retire to the gallery.
Bill Howell
Members will rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend oklis and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the united states of america led by Mr. Cox. Gentleman from Colonial Heights
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Let us pray. Oh, mighty God to whom hearts are open, all desires known and from whom no secrets are hid we thank you for the House of delegates and governing bod kwees which have been instituted by you. As these delegates ponder, debate and act upon legislative issues help them put the good of the commonwealth above the good of their parties or clans and to agree with your son, who cried not my will, but yours. Some of these are far away from their homes and loved ones. Bless them in times of loneliness. Assure them through the love and presence of your holly spirit. Now, May the words of our mouths be acceptable in your sight, oh, lord, our rock and redeemer. We ask in the strong name of your son, jesus, to whom be glory forever, a world without end, amen. [ reciting the pledge of allegiance ] members will answer roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum in present is purse unite to House rule three, I 've examined and approves the journal of the House of delegates for February 13th. Does the clerk have announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, both. The communication from the Senate, the Senate insisted on its amendments and requested a committee of conference on House bill 1477 and 1520.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
I move the House on the previously reported legislation.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The motion is agreed to.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the committee of conference on the House for House bill 1477, Delegate Knight, webbert and James. For House bill 1477, patroned by Knight, conferrees, delegates Knight, webbert and James, House bill 1520, speaker appoints conferrees delegates Orrock, Poindexter and Keam. Committee of conference, in addition, I would remind the body purse unite to procedural resolution, committee chairman are reminded those committees with Senate bills identified as revenue bills must complete consideration of the bills no later an 11:59 tonight. I believe that is only impacting one bill in general laws. I advise the body for planning purposes tomorrow's deadline regarding revenue bills and budget bill, requiring replacement and committee of confence, the House May have to recess periodically tomorrow in order to get bills into the proper posture to meet the resolution deadline. That completes announcements I have at this time, sir.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Bagby.
Lamont Bagby
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman May proceed.
Lamont Bagby
Mr. Speaker, in 1971, land owner john pleasant passed away, and dictated his will to free all of the pleasant slaves above age 30. Robert messant's -- pleasant attempted to fulfill his father's dying wishes but faced strong family opposition. Pleasant took the case to the Virginia court of appeals. Pleasant run the case in 1777. But slaves weren't legally freed until 1782. With the Virginia general assembly approved an act to authorize the main mission of slaves under governor harrison from Charles City. Robert pleasants donated 350 acres of the family plantatio■■ to the former slaves. The donated land became the site of what is now the gravel hill community, established over 50 years before slavery was abolished. In 1801, gravel hill established a quaker school for Black children, that taught reading and writing. At a time when most regions in Virginia had banned an african american education, this school was revolutionary. Following the civil war, community leaders founded the gravel hill baptist church. The church continues this day to emphasize unity, and leadership through faith, and community building. The legacy of the pleasant slaves perseverance lives on,[6 through descendants, including influential members of the community like Henrico supervisor Reverend tyrone Nelson, serving as the pastor of six mount zion baptist church and our very own dolores McQuinn. Other descendant families include atkins, the sykes. Pleasants, youngs and bag byes. As a descendent, I reflect on two structures that were, and remain, the center of gravel hill and the spirit of the people. Gravel hill was establish by free slaves and continues to be a source of pride for the county of Henrico and commonwealth of Virginia. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from Sussex, miss Tyler .
Roslyn Tyler
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Roslyn Tyler
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have been in the gallery today, I ñ■ñ■■■ ask them to stan. Are students from white county and representative of the chamber of commerce. They're here to■uóu visit wuzlz legislators and to learn the process of how a bill becomes a law. I hope the body will join me in welcoming them to the capitol.
[Unknown]
Delighted to have the students with us today.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, I rise for a request.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I request that we take up sjr393 out of order.
[Unknown]
Clerk will record a resolution.
[Unknown]
Senate joint resolution 393 commanding sixth mount zion baptist church.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the resolution.
Bill Howell
Question is on adoption of the resolution, as many favor that resolution will say aye. Opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. Gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Ms, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Kirk Cox
We have a great group of students from manchester high school visiting the capitol. They were here all morning observe owing committee action, they're here with their teacher, margo underwood. I asked the students to stand and House give them a nice round of applause.
Bill Howell
Very Ms. Ed to have students with us today, welcome to the capitol. Gentleman from Charlottesville, m Toscano .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Word travels fast here, I 'm sure most people know this morning at 7:00 a.M. In elections subcommittee, of privileges and elections, three redistricting reform bills were tbied. They were three Senate bills and they were bipartisan in nature. Now, this action today follows on the heels of other pne committee and subcommittee action of last week. Pne constitutional laws subcommittee, which killed House measures through a series of what we might refer to as convoluted, and confusing procedural action that's killed a number of House redistricting reform measures but lumping them in with a group of other bills they killed or tabled together. And then, to add insult to injury, on Friday, when efforts were made to bring those reform the vote of the bills, members of the body were never recognized. And I think you May have seen the video as people's cries shame, shame, shame. This is no way to run a railroad. You only have to look at the three bills that were being considered this morning, one was an interim redistricting reform commission bill that would have taken affect if the court were our redistricting lawsuit now pending, where to rule that the district we drew were un-constitutionally drawn, and would take affect during that time and help us draw districts quickly. The second was a full blown redistricting reform commission bill offered by Senator Hanger. The third was a criteria bill and what is interesting about that criteria bill is the actual language in the bill. And you know, we read the bills and take a look at laj waj. It says in doing redistricting, we want to make sure districts are compact and reflect existing boundaries. It goes on to say if this is important, it says, quote, no electorate district shalling drawn for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring any political party, incumbent legislator or member of congress or other individual or entity. That is a shocking concept. Wow. It's one concept I think many of us want to have embraced as part of the process. This morning it was interesting. And I think it reflects the fact that arguments had been failing. When one argument fails let's come up with another one. This one is called the democratic clustering argument. The argument somehow, democrats get together in cities and the republicans in the countryside. And Mr. Speaker, it's always good to look at the evidence. And see how the last redistricting was done. Look at the political boundaries. Look at the cities. Look how they were divided. Mr. Speaker, there are 197 independent cities and county that's were split. That is a lot of splitting. It's not about clustering. It's about dividing up the vote to serve your political considers. When college students got a chance to redraw the line, do you know how many were split? Only 54. You can do these line drawings without separating and dividing jurisdictions. Mr. Speaker, self weeks ago, I wrote you a letter requesting that you might do something about this problem. That you might send a redistricting bill through the rules committee purse unite to rule 18-a so that the rules committee could send it to the floor so that every constituent that you had, could see what you think about redistricting. How many of you have said to your constituents to say, you know this is a good idea. If it gets to the House floor, I will vote for it. Well, you're not going to get that chance unless pne decides it to send it to the floor or you decide to send it to the floor. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, all virginians want is a vote. They want a vote on redistricting reform. The Senate gave them a vote. Mr. Speaker, I hope that we, in this House body, will give them a vote on redistricting reform by getting those bills to the House floor, thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Chris Jones
State a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker, I enjoyed listening to the speaker in Charlottesville. Last time I checked there were 135 jurisdictions not 197 in the commonwealth of Virginia. I appreciated his solliliquy of last week. There were a recorded vote n three bills and I would note that we haved authority, currently, under law, if a court does adversely rule that we redraw the map per instructions of the court. As far as criteria, that is every 10 years. I serve as chairman of I think reapportionment committee and at the appropriate time, like in 2010 we'll have a series of public hearings and solicit input from the citizens of the commonwealth and then base our criteria on the feed back and input we got from these public hearings. So I do thank the gentleman for his comments this morning but I 'd just like to have the record straight. We did have not in a block today, we have had individual hearings on every bill. We took a recorded vote, raising our hands for everyone to see where we were on each of those bills. So I do thank the body for their time.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Sullivan.
Rip Sullivan
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
Rip Sullivan
Just to lighten the mood Mr. Speaker, there is a lot of red in the room. A lot of candy here in the room. And at the gab. Some is from me. This is not so much a Valentine 's day gift, Mr. Speaker, but my attempt to meet the challenge of the gentleman from from Charlottesville who last week wanted me to make sure all members of the general assembly shared in these nestle candy bars, our new corporate citizen in the 48th. Nestle. This is a gift from me, not don't need to disclose anything. Nestle. Don't worry about that. I did want to, having met the challenge, I wanted to note there were terrific corporate citizens in 57th district. I've spent a lot of time there and I 'm hoping the gentleman will share some of the nice things that Charlottesville has to offer. I know there are good breweries right there. Three notched comes to mind. I hope they'll meet the challenge that I just met this morning. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from petersberg, miss Aird .
Lashrecse Aird
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction and a motion.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman has the floor.
Lashrecse Aird
Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House, on January 27th, we passed House resolution 325 in memory of Dr. Calvin pipkin senior, today we're joined by his family. He was a distinguished member of the south Virginia community. A native of greenville, north carolina, he graduated from henderson institute high school at the age of 15, and enrolled in a mummer's apprentice program at Norfolk naval ship yard. As a member of the united states army he proudly fought for our country during world war ii. He was selected for officer candidate school and received an honorable discharge as first lieutenant. He was just beginning his success. After completing military service, he earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Virginia state university. And went on to inspire students as an educator for Hopewell city public schools. He continued his education at the university of Virginia where he earned a medical degree in 19626789 after completing his residency at medical college of Virginia, he opened a private practice and cared for residents of petersberg more than 30 years. If earning a medical degree was not successful enough, he went on to earn a law degree from the university of Virginia and for a decade, served as both and attorney and medical doctor from the same office. During a period of time where challenges were many, he was a trailblazer, one of the only medical doctors and lawyers serving the tri cities region simply to up lift those around him. Throughout his life he earned many awards for his good work, including rare honor being named a fellow and diplomat of the american college of legal medicine. He served on the board of visitors for Virginia university, president of the petersberg bar association and two-term chief of staff at petersberg general hospital. You now joins his wife, veera in the arms of our creator and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his children, calvin junior, and veera and their families and friends in the community. Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House, I ask that you join me in giving his family a warm House welcome. >> We thank the visitors. And Mr. Speaker, I move when the House adjourn today, we do so in the memory and honor of Dr. Calvin thikpin.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from petersberg, could you bring that name up to us? Or write it out for us?
[Unknown]
Dr. Calvin thikpin senior.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman moves the House adjourn in the memory of Dr. Thikpin. That motion is agreed to. Gentleman from Norfolk, Mr. Lindsay.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I want to bring to the assembly's attention the retired u.S. Navy master chief, william goins. I take a bit of personal prif hedge in saying that Mr. Goins and his wife are residents of Virginia beach and they're constituents of mine. In the 90th House district. Master chief william goins is officially regarded as the first african american navy s.E.A.L. Member, achieving this feat in the early 60s, overcoming typical racial barriers many soldiers and individuals faced during that time. He discovered his life path when watching the film "navy he said his fate was sealed frogmen". After having watched that movie. In 1955 he enlisted in the navy and after being promised training in the field of underwater demolition, goins plans were changed when sent to malta for 11 months in what is called a paradise, and then, sent back for some of the harshest training he said he ever encountered in his life. Frogman training with the army rangers. In 1962, president john kennedy formed the first two s.E.A.L. Teams, one of the east coast and one on the west coast. After individually interviewing candidates, goins was one of the 40 men selected as the only african american. In the infancy of the s.E.A.L.S, the emphasis was on combining the best taning of all branchs of the military, he completed 43 different training schools, training with the air force, in judo at akito, skills of escape and evasion. From the army, he learned jungle recognizance, and rescuing fellow seamen. The coast guard how to escape from planes and helicopter crashes over water, he found a love for parachuting early in his career, attending halo training standing for high altitude low opening. Warfare, marines taught him he, and his fellow s.E.A.L.S jumped from dozens of planes that soared as high as 30,000 feet. In 1976, he was selected to become part of the shooting stars, a united states navy parachute demolition team, performing over 640 jumps. Goins has been relatively mum on the nature of the things he had to do. He served on tours in vietnam and also became a teacher in the public school system of city of Portsmouth. Has been commended by then-president barack obama. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from from James city county, miss Pogge .
Brenda Pogge
Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman has the floor.
Brenda Pogge
We have a group from districts from others I have asked the body to give them a warm House welcome.
[Unknown]
Delighted to have visitors with us today. Does the clerk have any moves? Or by for the days?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. One move and three byes for the day. Page nine of the printed calendar, Senator owe Cosgrove Senate bill 1553 requested moved to the regular calendar by Delegate Knight. In addition, Mr. Speaker, several by requests on Page two of the printed calendar under Senate bills third reading of the day, snaf stewart's 1386 asked to take by for the day. Page 13, Senate bills third reading regular. Senator Spruill 's sb960, Page 13 and Senate bill 961 by Senator spruihl requested by for the day. By Delegate Gilbert. And Mr. Speaker, one additional move, on Page 27, which is not a live category for today, but Senate bill, what did I say? Page 23, excuse me, Page 23. Senate bill 1027, patroned by Senator Marsden asked to be moved to tomorrow.
[Unknown]
I rise for a motion and I 'd like to speak to the motion.
Bill Howell
Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would first move that the bills requested to go by for the day do by for the day and in speaking that that motion I want to alert those watching on the internet or where they might be listening that we're not familiar with our new procedure aimed at efficiency, before long there are going to be ten bills going by for the day at the request of Delegate Gilbert. We'll do our best to alert them to who made that request should they so inquire and that is not yours truly. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Without objection, bills requested by Delegate Gilbert will go by. The journal will reflect following members are away on pressing personal business. And granted leave from today's session. Delegates Davis and Morris. Are there further motions or resolutions?
[Unknown]
Calendar today, Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, order of business for the Virginia House of delegates is as follows. First category of bills, Senate bills on third reading uncontested. Approximately 20 plus bills in the third reading uncontested calendar beginning on Page one. Senate bill 1043. A bill to amend and reenact what section of the code of Virginia related to rescheduling. Reporting to committee on health, welfare and institution was a substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 1403 is, if we adopt a substitute, as our request, from hwi will be identical to 1799 we passed 95-11.
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of the substitute. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. The committee substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page two, continuing with the block, Senate bill 1846 taken by the the day. Senate bill 782, a bill to amend and reenact the section of 1997 relating to vice mayor, reporting to committee on counties, cities and towns.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 786 re-yates an ability to town council to select a vice mayor. I ask the House pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 864 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to a board appointment chief judge of the circuit or designated employment.
Steve Landes
The gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 864 does not change who is nominated. It simply changes how the order, or appointment is executed. Currently, all of the judges have to assign off on the appointment. This can be difficult to get all of the signatures in some areas and so this would just change it to the chief judge or his designee. That is all that is needed and I hope it will be the will of the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 896 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to volunteer firefighters and service fund board reporting to committee on militia, police, and public safety.
Mark Cole
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 896 requires volunteer firefighters and rescue squad service award fund board to meet at least annually. Currently, the law requires they meet at least quarterly. I move we pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 919 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to removal of blight, building collapse, emergency, reporting to committee on counties, cities and town was amendments.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Stolle.
Chris Stolle
Senate bill 919 allows localities to get reimbursed when required to remove a blighted building due to impending collapse in case of emergency. I move the bill be passed.
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of the committee amendments. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, po. Amendments are agreed to.
Chris Stolle
Continuing with the bloc. Senate bills third reading uncontested. Page four, Senate bill 964 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to running bamboo. Local ordinance, civil penalty. Reporting to committee on counties, cities and towns.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hopewell, m Ingram .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House this adds bamboo to the code where it says in locality by ordinance can have grass cuttings and things like this. Just as running bamboo to it. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 967 a bill to amend and reenact section of chapter 397 of the active assembly of 1987 related to resa cheek economic authority.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Henrico, m Poindexter .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 967 would permit the city council of Chesapeake to transfer the powers of Chesapeake port authority to Chesapeake economic port authority and if they do, it would be to transfer the Chesapeake board authority. Mr. Speaker, I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Page four, a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the common religion 20 markmanship award.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 898 recommends top 20 sportsman in the Virginia state championship. Under current law the award recognizes top 20 competitors in each excellence and competition matches at the Virginia state championship conducted at the Virginia shooting sports association and this bill is right on target and I move we pass the vote.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block, Senate bill 992 a bill to amend and reenact various sections of the active assembly of 1950 related to the Hopewell water renewal commission.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from petersberg, miss Aird .
Lashrecse Aird
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it is the companion bill to my bill, House bill 2152 which passed the House and would change the membership from a total of eight members up to nine members three shall be city manager and attorney. I ask the House to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1104 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to form of ballot.
Lashrecse Aird
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 1104 is the same as my hb2169 and has to do with the ballot order place for for nonpartisan elections. I hope it be the pleasure of the House .
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of committee amendments. Those in favor say aye. Amendments are agreed to. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1134 a bill to amend and reenact portions of the active assembly of 2009 providing a charter to the city of williamsberg related to the redevelopment and housing authority.
[Unknown]
Senate bill expands from five members to seven members. I hope it be the pleasure of the body to pass this bill. >>. >>> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 1173 attempts to address a specific issue that informs property owners that it would comply with zoning ordinance, and after constructed May provide structures nonconforming but shall not require it be illegal and force to be removed.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Committee amendments are agreed
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1203 a bill to to. Amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to working water front redevelopment areas. Reporting to committee on counties, cities and towns.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Hopewell, m Ingram .
[Unknown]
This gives any locality one more working water front for the purpose of cities. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1225 a bill related to arts and cultural districts reporting to committee on counties, cities and towns.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, m Albo .
[Unknown]
This bill is identical to a bill that I had that allows local governments to create arts districts across local boundaries.
[Unknown]
Still relating to the Hampton road sanitation district, adding territory. Reporting to committee on counties, cities and towns.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Franklin, m Poindexter .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 1311 adds the county of Surry to the Hampton roads sanitation category.
[Unknown]
Ms, I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1313 a bill to amend and reenact two section of the code of Virginia related to reimbursement of capitol costs, or cooperative jailing.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Prince William, p lingmafelter.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 1313 provides the commonwealth will reimburse a locality one fourth of a capitol cost that has been approved by the governor, on, or after 1, July, 2017 and authorized in the appropriations act. This is simply codifies our current practice. I move we pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page eight, continuing Senate bills on third reading uncontested, before us, Senate bill 1318, which provided a charter for the town of troutdale related to elections, bills, reporting to committee on counties, cities and towns.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Smith, Mr. Campbell.
Jeff Campbell
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 1318 acharter change bill that would allow the town of troutdale's recorder to four-year terms. I move for passage of the bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1319 a bill to amend and reenact portions of the active aassembly of 1946 providing a charter for the town of whitville related to vacancies in the office.
Jeff Campbell
Gentleman from Smyth .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it would remove ant 2008ed pro visions and I move for passage of the bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1542 a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia related to occupational sift and health laws, reporting to committee on commerce and labor.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kill gore.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 1542 is the same as 1893 passing this body which comes to you from the department of labor and industry dealing with enforcement of civil penalties for fines. I hope it be the measure of the House to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1552 related to ballots, number order to be printed.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from lynchberg, m
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Garrett. Senate bill 1552 is identical to my House bill 2415, passing this body 94-0, February 7th. This would require the registrars to consider the number of active registered voters and historical election data, including voter turn out when determining the number of printouts, Mr. Speaker, city of Lynchburg chose to print 5% turn out, 1350 ballots and 4821 people showed up to vote. Republicans and democrats were disenfranchised equally. Mr. Speaker, I move the bill do pass, sir.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1553 moved to regular calendar, finishing out the block. Page 10, Senate bill 1580 a will to amend and reenact various portions of the active assembly of 1962 related to providing a charter for the city of petersberg related to council, city officers and powers.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman from petersberg, miss Aird .
Lashrecse Aird
Thank you, Mr. Speaker, it is a companion bill to my House bill 2464 at the request of the city of petersberg and is the result of a city council-created charter review committee that includes just technical changes and removes outdated language and pro visions. Mr. Speaker, I ask the House pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
Lashrecse Aird
Aye, 98, no, 0. The bills are passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, Senate bills on third reading regular calendar. Bill before us first up, Senate bill 950, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia related to non reparable and rebuilt vehicles reporting to committee on transportation with an amendment.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Botetourt .
[Unknown]
Thank you, sir. Senate bill 950 is identical to my House bill 1687 passing with a vote of 93-2. The bill eliminates requirements that rebuilt vehicles incurred damage that removes 90% of their value.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 96, no, two.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1230 a bill to reenact three sections of the code of Virginia related to election prescriptions.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Washington Mr. Pillion.
Todd E. Pillion
I move committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye, opposed, no.
Todd E. Pillion
Gentleman from Washington .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 1230 is identical to House bill 2165 requiring prescription for any controlled substance be issued as electronic prescription with a delayed date of July 1, 2020. Mr. Speaker, I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 96, no, 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page [ captioning will continue ] bill is reported from the committee on privileges and elections with an amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Question is on adoption of committee amendments. As many as favor that most will say aye. The amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, those amendments now comport Senate bill 872 to my bill, House bill 1428, which simply requires those who vote absentee by mail to enclose one of the accepted forms of note --photo I .D.
[Unknown]
I rise to speak to the bill.
[Unknown]
The gentleman hat floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I have tried to make the case over the last several years that your poor besieged registrar won't know what to do with the photo that comes with this ballot application and it will be inconvenient for many voters, especially for those without on xerox at home. While I 'm still opposed to, I 'm rethinking the usefulness of this bill in light of where the nation is headed. In fact, president -- ban and and keeper of your national I difficult's is moving out. I'm afraid, Mr. Speaker, that that time May come soon, but not for me. I will resist. In fact, I beseech all of you to resist as well. I had a dream, the national forest was running me down. They caught me. I'm not as fast as I used to be, Mr. Speaker. When they caught me down by the river, bannan -- my face-down on a gurney and they burned a number on the back of my neck, I 'll never forget it. E215 pocahontas. I don't know where that came from. But don't let this happen to you, Mr. Speaker. So I ask the body please join me in the resistance, vote no. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
Some people just aren't very good at humor. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will closl l.
[Unknown]
Ayes 60, no's 38.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block, is that the bill 889, a bill to -- relating to concealed handgun permits, exemptions, retired probation and officers.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Senate bill 889 exempts retired probate officers, from application fees. I move we pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will closl l.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 85. No's 13. No's 13.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed. Senate bill 960 and Senate bill 961, both have been taken by for the day. Senate bill 1105, a bill to amend and reenact sections of the code related to investigations and reports of registered voters and persons voting at elections. The bill is reported from the committee on privileges and elections.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Spotsylvania .
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1105 requires local electoral boards to have registrars investigate the list of registered voters whenever the number of registered voters exceeds a population of persons age 18 or older, and I move that we pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? >>
Bill Howell
Speaker: th e clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 64, no's, 34.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 14 of the printed calendar, Senate bill 1254, a bill to amend and reenact a section felt cold related to audit of ballot scanner machines. With a substitute. There also a floor amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from
[Unknown]
I move the committee Spotsylvania. Substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute substitute. As many as favor that motion wi. Too.
[Unknown]
Substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
I move the floor amendment. Floor amendment offered by Delegate Cole to the committee substitute, after line 32, after line 32, insert, two, that the provisions of this act shall become effective on June 1, 2018.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Spotsylvania ?
[Unknown]
The floor amendment was supposed to be part of the it was something that was substitute. Adopted in committee, and it was inadvertently left off. What it would do, this bill requires localities to perform audits on their machines at least once every five years to ensure that they're recording accurately, and the floor amendment just pushes off the enactment for a year in order to allow localities to better plan to do this, and I move adoption of the floor amendment.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the floor amendment offered by the gentleman from. As many as favor that motion wi. Floor amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will closl l.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, no's zero.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1299 a bill to amend and reenact sections of the code relating to carrying concealed handguns, reported from the committee on militia and public safety with an
[Unknown]
Mr. Gilbert. Amendment.
[Unknown]
I move the adoption of the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion wi. Substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, the bill upon the adoption of the substitute now conforms to my House bill 1252, which provides petitioners of a protective order the ability to carry a concealed firearm for a limited period of time in order to protect themselves as they see fit while they await the issuance of their permanent concealed carry permit. And I move the passage of the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Marcus Simon
This is a familiar bill, we've seen this once before earlier this year and we saw it twice last year. Actually a third time we saw a version of this during the veto session. I know that there are probably some folks out there that think there's not a single bill that expands concealed carry permits that I could possibly vote for out there. But, actually, at the veto session, the governor sent down a bill that would expand concealed carry permits to petitioners subject to protective orders that I actually did vote for. And that language, unfortunately, was rejected by the House and none of that language is incorporated that's in the bill before you today. So for those of you that think I really like would like to find a way to vote for a bill, this is really about allowing women mostly subject to protective orders who feel comfortable, who want to, to, you know, carry a concealed weapon to protect themselves, there ought to be a way to do it. And the answer is, there is is but there are three big differences between the billy voted for last year and the big that is before you today. The first big difference is, the bill the governor sent down said that the person seeking the protective order actually had to ask that it be considered a de facto concealed carry permit. They actually had to want that. And they had to have applied for a concealed handgun permit. And that's important because this is a very stressful time for people that are involved in this situation, they're seeking emergency protective order. They're scared, they're fearful. Something is going very wrong in their relationship, and they feel like they need the court to intervene. And to tell them, guess what, this piece of paper you got, it protects you from your spacious but it also allows you to carry a concealed carry permit, you ought to think about do that. I think that's not the right message to send in those situations, not what we ought to be telling people if they haven't even asked about it. The second thing it does that's different, it requires the person who is involved to provide proof that they're not otherwise prohibited from carrying a permit. So I ask for the judge to stamp your order as a concealed carry permit and then you have to prove to the judge that you're not other twice prohibited from carrying it, you haven't been convicted of another crime, there's no other reason you can't be carrying it, and third and most importantly, the bill that the governor sent down says you have to have completed a valid firearm trainings course that requires in person training because the last thing you want to inject into a situation that's as volatile as that where you have someone seeking an emergency protective order, is to tell them they ought to go get a handgun, they ought to carry it around concealed, and not give them any training in how to deal with it and how to handle that. Because that's going to lead to more dangerous situations, it's going to lead to more fatalities, we know as a fact. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to not pass this pill and not have it -- not pass this bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
The gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I'll he would yield.
Bill Howell
I'll ask the gentleman in light of his admonition about training and the importance of it, the same thing that I asked the gentleman from Charlottesville last year when he was suggesting how important training is. I would ask the gentleman if he voted for the bill that I had to provide such training to such victims in such circumstances.
[Unknown]
I would answer the gentlemen that my reason for not supporting the gentleman's bill was that it included --
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Was that it included a requirement they be advised they ought to go out and get a gun.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will closl l.
[Unknown]
Ayes 66, no's 32.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1304, a bill to amend chapter 402 of the acts of assembly of 2016 relating to local option for timing of municipal elections effective dates, reported to the committee on privileges and elections.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1304 is a -- really a technical correction bill. It does not expand any authority to move elections. It simply makes some corrections to the code to make sure that there's no question as to the validity of such moving of elections that have already occurred, and I would ask the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will closl
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, no's zero. L.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 15, continuing Senate bill's on third reading regular, Senate bill 1455 is before us, the bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to payment for registering to vote. Penalties, reported from the committee on privileges and elections with amendments.
[Unknown]
Mr. Cole.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor that motion wi. The amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Senate bill 1455 place it a misdemeanor for someone to offer or to accept payment to register to vote, and I would move that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will closl l.
[Unknown]
Ayes 60 fly, no's 29.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1465, a bill to amend, reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to retired conservation officers carrying a concealed handgun, reported from the committee for militia, police and public safety. .>> Mr. Wright.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, Senate bill 1465 is identical to House bill 2408, which I patroned and cleared the House, and it allows retired conservation officers of the department of conservation and recreation to be allowed to carry a concealed handgun. I hope it's the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will closl l.
[Unknown]
Ayes 78, no's 20.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 16 of the printed calendar, continuing Senate bill third reading, Senate bill 1487, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to constitutional officers automatic suspension upon conviction of a felony reported from the committee on privileges and elections with amendments.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Portsmouth .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee amendment. As many as favor that motion wi.
[Unknown]
The amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Members of the House, as amended, Senate bill 1487 now conforms to my House bill 2364, which was passed by the House on February the sixth on a vote of 95-1. If enacted this bill would provide for the automatic suspension of any local elected official convicted of a fell nashville level criminal offense. I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will closl l.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, no's zero.
[Unknown]
The bill has passed.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1533, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to possession of antique firearms, nonviolent felons, reported from the committee on militia, police and public safety, with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion wi. The substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, the substitute permits nonviolent felons to possess, transport or carry antique firearms and Black powder in a quantity not to exceed five pounds. If it is intended solely for the use of sporting recreational or cultural purposes. The substitute that the we just adopted limits the antique firearms that May be possessed, transported or carried by nonviolent felons to muzzle loading firearms. I move we pass the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Will the gentleman from Prince William resume the floor tore purposes of the question?
Bill Howell
Speaker: will the gentleman ?
Marcus Simon
I yield.
[Unknown]
What is the big problem we're trying to solve here? Are there lots of felons that are missing out on the opportunity to carry antique firearms?
[Unknown]
I'd say to the gentleman he was in committee when I was and he heard the patron respond to that very question, which he said that he had constituents in his district that were affected by this. There's federal permission I went here. And he's simply trying to bring that to Virginia. I thank you for bringing up the question you asked in committee.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill, Mr. Speaker?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the committee, I was in the committee, and I do want to enlighten everybody as to what the answer was. The answer was, there were some folks out there, and the bigger part of the answer that I remember and the part of the discussion I remember clearly was, we the folks to have opportunity to go out and do something recreational and be full participants in the community, yet that they weren't out hunting during Black powder season, they'd be doing probably cooking meth. Apparently those were the only two options that you had, either cooking meth or hunting during Black powder season. I would suggest to the body that, giving nonviolent felons the opportunity to more fully participate --
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker --
[Unknown]
In their community.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fauquier .
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for a question?
Bill Howell
Speaker: will the gentleman ?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would ask the gentleman that outside of Fairfax and out of northern Virginia, we have things called civil war reenactments and things like that that involve hundreds, thousands of people. Would that not be included as participating with the community besides cooking meth?
[Unknown]
I think that that would be an excellent use and an excellent reason that somebody might -- a nonviolent felon might want to carry the Black powder.
[Unknown]
A further question.
Bill Howell
Speaker: will the gentleman y
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman, ield? Would that not be a cultural use of an antique firearm?
[Unknown]
I think absolutely it would be.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
The gentleman May continue.
[Unknown]
As I was saying, I think that the goal of providing an opportunity for nonviolent felons to fully participate in their community is a laudable one. I think, and I 've said for a long time, that we ought to remove barriers from nonviolent felons for feeling like full participants in their community. I think there's a lot of opportunities we have beyond carrying Black powder and carrying antique firearms for nonviolent felons to fully participate in their civic process, in the workforce, in all kinds of ways that they can really make they feel sells more productive members of society and reintegrate. I would hope it would be the pleasure of the body to go ahead and pass this bill and keep it in mind the next time we have a bill before us that talks about ways we can encourage nonviolent felons to fully reintegrate, restoring voting right, civil rights and other ways they participate in civil society.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Frederick .
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill, Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
It's going to pass, you know.
[Unknown]
I understand that, but I -- then I will yield back to the floor. The gentleman was asking for examples and I have about a half a dozen clients, but that's fine, I 'll speak to him offline.
[Unknown]
Now I hurt his feelings. Shall the bill pass?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will close roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 94. No's four.
[Unknown]
The bill has passed.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1282, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to wireless communications infrastructure. The bill was reported from the committee on congress and labor with a substitute, and Mr. Speaker, there also is a floor substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move that we would reject the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption felt committee substitute. As many as favor that motion wi. The committee substitute is not agreed to. The question is on the floor substitute offered by the gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore. As many as favor that motion wi. Floor substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Scott .
Terry Kilgore
Senate bill 1282 is the wireless bill which I told you all was going to be okay, but no one -- but it failed to engross here, but it is okay, there is Peace in the valley now on this bill. The amendments, the substitute that we just passed -- or most of them were requested by vdot, and then one correct a clerical error, and then the final was requested by Fairfax County and was simply clarifying language. And basically now the bill only deals with the small sales that go on existing structures and it sets a timeline for the zoning procedures and standardized fees, schedules for those to go on those existing structure and it also protects the historic areas. So I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon.
John O'Bannon
I want to thank Delegate kill gore and tell the body I think he's got a really good compromise bill here and I hope we all vote for it.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass?
John O'Bannon
Speaker: the clerk will closl l.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, no's zero.
[Unknown]
T bill has passed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, returning to Page 9 of the printed calendar, Page 9, Senate bill 1553 is before us, a bill to amend and reenact various portions of the acts of assembly of 1966 relating to term limits, certain public bodies in the city of Chesapeake. Reported from the committee on counties, cities and towns with amendments.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the committee amendment.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee amendments. As many as favor that motion wi. The amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1553 is now in the same fashion as my my House bill 2449 which puts limits on the authorities of the city of
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Chesapeake.
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will closl l.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, no's two.
[Unknown]
The bill has passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's business, Page 17 of the printed calendar, next category, House bills with Senate amendments. House bills with Senate healths. First up, House bill 1454, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the James river, designation as a component of the Virginia scenic river system.
[Unknown]
Mr. Austin.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Scenic river bill to Senator Deeds ' bill Senate bill 1196. I would ask the body accept the Senate amendments.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
Ayes 83. No's 15.
[Unknown]
The bill is passed. -- or the amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1814, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia relating to tax credits for worker retraining and telehe work expenses.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Powhatan. >>
[Unknown]
The amendment the Senate procedures would did he go nation the chief executive officer of edp to be the one making the decision on worker training tax credits. I hope we accept the amendment.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will clos.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, no's zero.
[Unknown]
The Senate amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 18 continuing House bill Senate amendments, the bill before us, House bill 2460, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the historic --
[Unknown]
Mr. Fox.
[Unknown]
House bill 2460, the Senate put a sunset date on it, and I ask the body to reject the amendment.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will clos.
[Unknown]
Ayes two, no's 94.
[Unknown]
Senate amendment is rejected.
[Unknown]
And continuing with today's calendar, last category, resolutions regular calendar, resolutions regular, Page 18 of the printed version. The calendar -- resolution before us is Senate joint resolution 284, an amendment to amendment 6a relating to real property tax, exemption, the resolution was reported from the committee on privileges and elections with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move to adopt the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption felt committee substitute. As many as favor that motion wi.
Bill Howell
Substitute is agreed to. Gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
The committee substitute simply conforms it to hj562, dealing with the real property tax exemption for the surviving spouse of 100% disabled veterans. I hope it is the pleasure of this body to pass the resolution.
[Unknown]
Shall the resolution be adopted?
Bill Howell
Speaker: the clerk will clos.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, no's two.
[Unknown]
The resolution is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, Senate joint resolution 295, proposing an amendment to the constitution of Virginia by adding in article 4, section numbered 19, relating to legislative review of administrative rules, resolution was reported from the committee on privileges and elections with a substitute and there also is a floor substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
I ask that we reject the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion wi.
Mark Cole
The committee substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
I ask that we adopt the floor substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
The gentleman --
[Unknown]
Point of order.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Charlottesville .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, in looking at the floor substitute and comparing it to the original bill, the floor substitute is drawn to a different section of the constitution, and the floor substitute is quite a bit different from the original bill that came over from the Senate. There are more powers given to the general assembly as part of the substitute, and I 'd ask for that reason if it's germane to the original bill.
[Unknown]
If the gentleman would like to -- don't need a bunch of you, but if two of you want to comment come. Anybody want to come from the other side? [no audio]
Bill Howell
Speaker: the gentleman from Charlottesville raises some valued issues, different section of the code, expanded duties, and I think it's fairly clear that the floor amendment is not germane to the original bill. I will so rule.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker speaker. Could this resolution go by for the day?
Bill Howell
Without objection? What's left of Senate joint resolution goes by for the day.
[Unknown]
That completes today's calendar.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any announcements?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. Mr. Speaker. The meeting scheduled for this afternoon, the committee on transportation, is going to meet immediately upon adjournment of the House in House room 1 here in the capitol downstairs. House transportation immediately upon adjourn House room 1. That's an additional meeting for them.
[Unknown]
This afternoon, the committee on general laws will meet immediately upon adjournment in House room c, followed by four of its subcommittees which will meet thereafter. Immediately upon adjournment, over in House room c. General laws meets. And then after it adjourns, the full committee, subcommittee number one, they will meet in House room c. Subone finished, general laws subject three will meet next in House room c. Once sub 3 is finished with its work, general laws subcommittee number four will meet, an additional meeting for general laws subcommittee no. 4. They'll be in House room c. Once subfour is finished, subcommittee of general laws number two, they will meet in House room c. That's an additional meeting. Then simultaneous with that across the Hall, the committee on commerce and labor, they will be meeting immediately upon adjournment. That is a change in time. Commerce and labor, House room d, immediately upon adjournment this afternoon. This afternoon's education, higher education subcommittee, that's been canceled. It will be announced for tomorrow afternoon. But today's education is canceled. The last legislative meeting this afternoon will be transportation subcommittee number two. They'll meet at 4:00 in the fifth floor west conference room. A change in day for transportation subcommittee number two, 4:00 today, in five west. Looking ahead to tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15th, county, cities and towns subcommittee number one, that meeting has been canceled. So the first activity will be military and veterans caucus, meeting at 8:00 in the fourth floor west conference room. Legislative business-Wise, the agricultural Chesapeake natural resources Chesapeake subcommittee, they will meet tomorrow morning in House room c at 8:30. This is a change in day, time and location, and an additional meeting. Ac&r, Chesapeake sub, will be at 8:30 in House room c. The arts caucus I think was mentioned previously, they'll be meeting at 8:30 in fifth floor east conference room tomorrow. Then the committee on education, they will meet at regular time and location, 8:30 a.M., Wednesday in House room d. Then immediately upon adjournment of the full committee, the elementary and secondary subcommittee, elementary and secondary education subcommittee meets in House room d. At 9:00 tomorrow, across the Hall in House room c, check a piece and natural resources, the full committee meets at 9:00 in House room c. At 10:00 tomorrow morning, appropriations general government and capital outlay subcommittee will be meeting in the ninth floor appropriations room. And the democratic caucus will meet tomorrow at 11:15. Republican caucus at 11:30. Democrats in House room 2. Republicans in House room 1. And that is all the announcements I have.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I move that when the House adjourn today, they adjourn to reconvene tomorrow at 12 noon.
Bill Howell
He moves we reconvene at 12 noon. Will say aye. As many as favor that motion that motion is agreed to. Those opposed, no. The gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
I move the House do now adjourn.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights moves the House now adjourn. As many as favor that motion wi.
Kirk Cox
That motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until 12 noon tomorrow.
[Unknown]
The House republican caucus tomorrow meets at 11:15. Tomorrow meets at 11:15.