02/23/2017 House Proceedings

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SB1315—00:12:41
SB1418—00:01:00
SB1548—00:04:20
SB1359—00:02:40
HB1490—00:02:10
HB2000—00:26:46
HB2017—00:00:40
HB2237—00:00:35
HB2251—00:00:30
HB2264—00:00:15
HB1760—00:01:20
HB1770—00:00:15
HB1884—00:00:45
HB1885—00:00:35
HB2460—00:00:20
SB793—00:01:45
SB1180—00:00:20
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:00
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—06:25
Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—02:10
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:10
Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)—04:11
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—07:20
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—01:45
Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)—00:50
Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)—00:50
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:30
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—02:40
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—01:10
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—01:30
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:05
Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)—00:10
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:05
Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)—00:10
Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)—02:21
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—01:15
Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)—02:15
Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)—00:05
Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)—00:45
Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)—01:20
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:00
Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond)—00:00
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:25
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—02:05
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:45
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:20
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—00:05
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:00
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—00:35
Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)—00:15
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—00:10
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:10
Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)—00:05
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)—05:41
Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)—03:35
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—01:35
Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)—00:55
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—05:55
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:25
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—00:30
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:05
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—01:15
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:20
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—00:25
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—02:25
Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)—00:05
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:05
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:00
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:00
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:30
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:15
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:15
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—02:20
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:25
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—00:10
Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)—00:00
Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)—00:25
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:15
Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)—00:05
Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)—00:15
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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 Dr. Robert Glenn Moore, III, Pastor Emeritus, Bonsack Baptist Church, Roanoke

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Journal for Wednesday, February 22, 2017, approved by the Speaker

Senate communication received
House bills passed: HBs 1585, 1587, 1734, 1753, 1876, 1971, 2178, 2245, 2356, 2360
House bill defeated: HB 2394
Senate bills, House amendments agreed to: SBs 1085, 1123, 1150, 1216, 1303, 1309, 1387, 1393, 1486, 1512, 1539, 1588
Senate bills, House substitutes agreed to: SBs 904, 1061, 1073, 1108, 1226, 1307, 1341, 1467, 1587
House joint resolutions agreed to: HJRs 825, 826, 867, 892, 905, 907, 908, 909, 913, 914, 915, 916, 917, 918, 919, 920, 921, 922, 923, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929, 930, 931, 932, 933, 934, 935, 936, 937, 938, 939, 940, 941, 943, 944, 945, 946, 947, 948, 949, 950, 951, 952, 953, 954, 955, 956, 957, 958, 959, 960, 961, 962, 963, 964, 965, 966, 968, 969, 970, 971, 972, 973, 975, 976, 977, 978, 979, 980, 982, 983, 984, 985, 986, 987, 988, 989, 990, 991, 992, 993, 994, 995, 996, 997, 998, 999, 1000, 1001, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030

SB 1324 - House insists on its amendment and requests Committee of Conference

SBs 800, 1228, 1573 - House insists on its substitutes and requests Committees of Conference

HBs 1402, 1485, 1525, 1566, 1616, 1692, 1697, 1709, 1851, 1941, 2074, 2092, 2207, 2296, 2395, 2410, 2449 - House accedes to Senate request for Committees of Conference

HB 1854 - Conferees appointed: Gilbert, Minchew, James

HB 1926 - Conferees appointed: Campbell, Knight, McQuinn

HB 2024 - Conferees appointed: Freitas, Habeeb, Hope

SB 1251 - Conferees appointed: LeMunyon, Hugo, Plum

SB 1312 - Conferees appointed: Gilbert, Minchew, James

SB 1553 - Conferees appointed: Knight, Stolle, Lindsey

SJR 284 - Conferees appointed: Miyares, Cole, Lindsey

HJR 1088 (Election of Circuit Court Judges, a General District Court Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges, and members of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission) offered by Delegate Loupassi and agreed to (Y-85 N-0)

HB 2006 - Conferees appointed: Carr, Peace, Helsel

HB 2051 - Conferees appointed: Adams, Gilbert, Watts

HB 2053 - Conferees appointed: Landes, Kilgore, Bagby

HB 2064 - Conferees appointed: Mullin, Cline, Miller

HB 2248 - Conferees appointed: Jones, Greason, Torian

HB 2318 - Conferees appointed: Stolle, Kilgore, Ward

HB 2366 - Conferees appointed: Loupassi, Bell of Albemarle, Carr

HB 2467 - Conferees appointed: Bell of Albemarle, Loupassi, Watts

HB 2471 - Conferees appointed: Jones, O'Bannon, Torian

SB 1516 - Conferees appointed: Cline, Hodges, Bell of Loudoun

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

CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 1264 - Rereferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
SB 1315 - Passed (Y-65 N-35)

Message from Senate: HJR 1088 agreed to

HR 453 (Nominating persons to be elected to circuit court judgeships) offered by Delegate Loupassi and agreed to

HR 454 (Nominating a person to be elected to a general district court judgeship) offered by Delegate Loupassi and agreed to

HR 455 (Nominating persons to be elected to juvenile and domestic relations district court judgeships) offered by Delegate Loupassi and agreed to

HR 456 (Nominating persons to be elected to the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission) offered by Delegate Loupassi and agreed to

Message from Senate: Nominations made for certain judicial offices of the Commonwealth

HR 453 (Electing persons to circuit court judgeships) – (Y-98 N-0)

HR 454 (Electing a person to a general district court judgeship) – (Y-100 N-0)

HR 455 (Electing persons to juvenile and domestic relations district court judgeships) – (Y-100 N-0)

HR 456 (Electing persons to the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission) – (Y-99 N-0)

Motion by Delegate Loupassi to waive the reading of the report of the Joint Committee agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

Election of Circuit Court Judges
Joel P. Crowe, Third Judicial Circuit
W. Edward Tomko, III, Sixth Judicial Circuit
Christopher R. Papile, Seventh Judicial Circuit
David Bernhard, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
David A. Oblon, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit

Election of General District Court Judge
Corry N. Smith, Eighth Judicial District

Election of Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges
Kevin M. Duffan, Second Judicial District
Bryan K. Meals, Third Judicial District
Stan Del Clark, Fifth Judicial
Melissa N. Cupp, Twentieth Judicial District

Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission
Stephanie E. Merritt
Ronald L. Napier

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME
REGULAR CALENDAR
SB 1418S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-98 N-0)
SB 1548 - Passed (Y-89 N-11)
SB 1569A - Passed by until after the first recess
SB 1359A - Delegate Landes floor amendment agreed to, Passed (Y-99 N-1)

HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS
HB 1394 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-65 N-35)
HB 1490 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-61 N-38)
HB 1837 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-0 N-99)
HB 2000 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-65 N-34)
HB 2017 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-96 N-3)
HB 2237 - Senate amendment rejected (Y-0 N-100)
HB 2251 - Senate amendment rejected (Y-0 N-100)
HB 2354 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE
SJR 404 - Agreed to
SJR 415 - Agreed to
SJR 417 - Agreed to
SJR 419 - Agreed to
SJR 420 - Agreed to
SJR 421 - Agreed to
SJR 422 - Agreed to
SJR 430 - Agreed to
SJR 434 - Agreed to
SJR 436 - Agreed to
SJR 446 - Agreed to
HR 445 - Agreed to
HR 450 - Agreed to

COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE
HJR 967 - Passed by until Sunday, February 26, 2017
SJR 413 - Agreed to
SJR 414 - Agreed to
SJR 416 - Agreed to
SJR 423 - Agreed to
SJR 424 - Agreed to
SJR 425 - Agreed to
SJR 427 - Agreed to
SJR 428 - Agreed to
SJR 429 - Agreed to
SJR 431 - Agreed to
SJR 432 - Agreed to
SJR 433 - Agreed to
SJR 437 - Agreed to
SJR 438 - Agreed to
SJR 439 - Agreed to
SJR 440 - Agreed to
SJR 441 - Agreed to
SJR 442 - Agreed to
SJR 443 - Agreed to
SJR 444 - Agreed to
SJR 445 - Agreed to
SJR 447 - Agreed to
HJR 1087 - Agreed to
HR 444 - Agreed to
HR 446 - Agreed to
HR 447 - Agreed to
HR 448 - Agreed to
HR 449 - Agreed to

HOUSE BILLS WITH GOVERNOR'S VETOES
HB 1432 - Passed by until Wednesday, April 5, 2017
HB 1578 - Passed by until Wednesday, April 5, 2017
HB 1582 - Passed by until Wednesday, April 5, 2017
HB 2198 - Passed by until Wednesday, April 5, 2017
HB 2264 - Passed by for the day

HOUSE BILLS WITH GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS
HB 1562 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-100 N-0)
HB 1760 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1770 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-98 N-0)
HB 1884 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-99 N-1), Reconsidered, Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1885 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-100 N-0)

HOUSE BILLS IN CONFERENCE
HB 1477 - Conference report agreed to (Y-100 N-0)
HB 1675 - Conference report agreed to (Y-100 N-0)
HB 1747 - Conference report agreed to (Y-99 N-0)
HB 1874 - Conference report agreed to (Y-100 N-0)
HB 2460 - Conference report agreed to (Y-93 N-6)

SENATE BILLS IN CONFERENCE
SB 793 - Conference report agreed to (Y-96 N-3)
SB 1180 - Conference report agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

Motion by Delegate Cox to recess agreed to

House recessed at 2:38 p.m. until 4:00 p.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.

[Unknown]
Sergeant at arms.
Bill Howell
The House is now in session. All persons not entitled to privileges of the floor, please retire to the gallery.
Bill Howell
The members will rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend Dr. Robert glenn moore, iii pastor emeritus bonsack baptist church Roanoke 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
Join me in prayer. Heavenly father with gratitude and humility we thank you for that land we call america and for the gift of governance where pourer is divided and individual -- power is divided and individual rights are protected and people of faith have freedom to worship according to the dictates of their own hearts. We thank you for the unique blessings we enjoy as citizens of the commonwealth of Virginia and I pray we would never take for granted the beauty and day diversity and history of this great state we call home. Heavenly father in recent months we lived in the atmosphere of raisial tension from the riots in ferguson and baltimore to the hate inspired murders in charleston of nine innocent plaque Black americans in their own church. We pray for healing across this land and for a day when the curse of racial bigotry would be gone forever. Lord God, to many americans still languish from the lingering effects of an commission economicrecession that has hurt countless families in Virginia and beyond help each legislator here today and all of us who have so much more than we need to recover the values of thrift and simplicity and to demonstrate kindness and generosity to those who have so much less. And continue to remind us that our deepest desires will never be filled by material things alone. I pray today for our political leaders assembled here, remembering our governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the House, all the members of the Senate and the House of delegates. Bless them with health and strength, protect their families and give them the satisfaction of accomplishing things that matter. I pray you would keep their hearts humble and lives free from financial corruption, sexual cynthia, sin, lying self-seeking and self-deception. Abort the plans of the arrogant. I pray that men and women in both parties would protect all that is right and good and that they would truly seek your guidance as they tackle tough problems that need solving. Guide them with grace and humility to be people of truck even they the truth is not -- people of truth even when the truth is not popular and even when the cost is high. I pray for myself and for religious leaders all over this country that you will remove from us all complacent cy and call us back to a holiness. As the apostle paul said whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever have right, whatever is pure. Whattever is lovely. Whatever is admirable if there is anything of excellence and penetrate worthy help us praise worthy. I pray tho unfortunately o art our creator and redeem, amen. Amen.
[Unknown]
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. And to the republic, for which it stands. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Kirk Cox
The members will answer roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
[Unknown]
Pursuant to House rule 3, I examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for February 22, 2017. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 are now in order. Does the clerk have any announcements for communications?
[Unknown]
Communication from the Senate. The Senate rejected the House amendments to Senate bills 800, 1228, 1324 and 1573.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights exploration Cox ?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the House insist on amendments and request a committee of conference on the reported legislation.
[Unknown]
As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Another communication the Senate entitied on its amendments and requested a kit of conference on House bill 1402. 1485. 1525, 1556. 1616. 1692. 1697. 1709. 1851. 1941. 2074. 2092. 22107. 2296. 23952410 and House bill 2449.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
I move the House accede to the request.
[Unknown]
As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. That motion is agreed to.
Kirk Cox
Announcements by the speaker on behalf of the House conference committee appointees for House bill 1854 patronned by Delegate Gilbert, men Minchew and James. House bill 1926. Speaker appoints delegates Campbell, Knight and McQuinn. House bill 1926, delegates Campbell, Knight and McQuinn House conferees. For House bill 20124, speaker appoints committee of conference, frates, Habeeb and hoke. For 2024, frates, Habeeb and hoke. For Senate bill 1251 the speaker appoints LeMunyon, Hugo and Plum. 1251, LeMunyon, Hugo and Plum. For Senate bill 1312, the speaker appoints delegates Gilbert, Minchew and James. Part of the House that is reciprocal for 1834. For Senate bill 1553 the speaker appoints Knight, Stolle Stolle and lindsay. 2449. House of conferees for s.B. 1553. And for Senate joint resolution 284, delegates Miyares, Cole and Lindsey. Mr. Speaker, also remind the body today is a special and continuing order to hold elesses on judges. Also today at 5:00 is the dead layne for all single House commending and memorial resolutions must be filed here at the front desk. Finally today is the last day to put bills into conference. The deadline required to take rare require us to take various recesses or be at ease in order to communicate with the Senate and receive communications from them on motions to assist or accede to various requests.
[Unknown]
The clerk will report a House joint resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution number 1088. Elections of circuit judges. And members of the judicial in quaere and review commission.
Bill Howell
Shall the resolution be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 85, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 85, nos 0. The resolution is agreed to. Mr. Loupassi will communicate the action of the House to the Senate .
[Unknown]
I just wanted to talk today so that is why I 'm talking.
[Unknown]
Youville chance. You will have a lot of
[Unknown]
All right. Thank you. [no audio]
Bill Howell
House will come to order. The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshall.
Bob Marshall
Mr. Speaker, I ask permission for a center aisle presentation and I would ask the member members of the Prince William delegation to join me.
Bill Howell
The gentleman May proceed.
Bob Marshall
Thank you.
Bill Howell
The House will come to order. The House will come to order. The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshall.
Bob Marshall
Mr. Speaker, we are here today to honor chuck colvin, a Senator who served for 40 years, served with loyalty, conviction and dedication. He had fierce loyalties, Mr. Speaker. First to his church, his family, his community, and the commonwealth of Virginia and he was loyal to all of them at the same time. He was the last world war ii member of this body of the general assembly to serve. And of the I think 7400 state legislators nationwide, there were only five such members still serving and chuck was one of them. He was orphaned at age 5, grew up in maryland frostburg. Joined the united states military served I think in italy, flew c-47 planes. He was married to agnes. Came to Washington, d.C., served with capital airlines as a mechanic. Movedto Manassas, a sleepy little city at the time. He started what became colvin airlines and this thing grew so much so that you would have had a hard time understanding how a [laughter] democrat could do this.
[Unknown]
Believe me, whoever put him on the finance committee when he first came here knew what they were doing. He had a -- he had a gift with money. Knowing how to handle it. Knowing how to apportion it. Knowing how to use it for the common good and he did that constantly whether as a public official or as chairman of the building committee at allstates church all saintschurch where I attend and many of the members of his family attend and you can't go without seeing somebody from the family there. Chuck was an usher there for 50 years. Pastor has never put me in charge of a money basket so that May tell you something. The airlines grau, grew. It was sold once and reformed after the first sale went bankrupt to the purchasers. From one aircraft and a few employees to 1,100 employees, 50 aircrafts and flights to 53 cities in the northeast and texas. That is why a lot of people thought he was a republican. But he was a dedicated servant servant. At the funeral mass, the governor mentioned that he had a reputation for being bipartisan. Very bipartisan. And at one time when he broke a log jam to side with the republican side of the aisle it prompted one of the democrat leaders on the other side but chuck did you have to be that bipartisan. He was loyal to his faith and he wouldn't budge on the moral principles and conclusions that stemmed from that. He was willing to share credit even if other people didn't think of the idea. For example, he was always looking at the papers to see what funds were available for transportation and he saw that there was some money available which could be us ad us used to extend route 66. The policy, however, had the route 66 project including the 66 interchange at 29 which made it a very huge project and which lowered considerably the likelihood that we would ever pile up enough money to meet the minimum thresholds. Chuck had the brilliant but simple idea of sayinglet make saying let's make this two projects. One from 234 business and 234 bypass and a separate. He came to us and said will you join me in this. He could have gone to the governor himself and have done that but he shared this. And his whole career was involved in sharing credit with other people and that is how he was able to get so many things done. He didn't care who got the credit. Like I say, I thought that was very appropriate and prudent of him to do that. He constantly was able to act that way. He served personally to the very -- from the first day to the last day. I have here today with me several members of his family. Mike, ray and leader is a and tim and colleen and mary. This does not list all of the grand children and 24 grand children and that is why he could win so many precincts it was just his relatives that were voting. [laughter]
Bob Marshall
But, I knew him before I ran for office. I knew him personally as a friend and a colleague in office. And I knew him after that. And I was blessed to do that. My wife knew chuck as well. We miss him. People can succeed him, but they can't replace him. So I am here today to have this presentation resolution given to the family and I ask that the members of this body give the appropriate expression. [applause]
[Unknown]
We are honored to have you with us today. The Senator was adored by people in this chamber as well as down the Hall. He was one of my best friends and I really enjoyed working with him over the years and as Delegate Marshall said, he didn't care who got the credit as long as something good could be done. He was a true statesmen. I'm afraid it is an aragon era bon gone by. We do miss him. We thank you for being here today.
[Unknown]
Thank you. [applause]
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Hanover, Mr. Peace.
Chris Peace
Rise for introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Chris Peace
My great group that came to visit us is being asked to the leave the gallery. But he standing so I don't need to ask them to stand. Principal shell hi nestor from quinton, the elementary art teacher kristin hair and Ms. Hairston and Ms. Carpenter. The representatives of the fine art that you saw around our office this session. I ask that the members of the House give them a very warm welcome to the capitol. [applause]
[Unknown]
Delighted to have the students and their family with them as they leave. [laughter]
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
Mr. Speaker, rise for announcement.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Scott Lingamfelter
Mr. Speaker, I hope that all of the members had an opportunity to see the annual report of Chesapeake bay commission which should have been delivered to your office. It is a fairly small report, but I think it is important for you to read and digest. This is a great work that is going on. And, I think that sometimes here in Virginia we think about the bay and the potomac and the Rappahannock and the James and the York, so many of the tributaries that go into the bay, and we think fondly about how we can clean it up and we are certainly doing our part, our leadership on the appropriations committee has been stead it is fast in their support for this. Mr. Speaker, you have been steadfast in leading us on this issue and the representatives representatives in the body, david Bulova and I serve on the commission along with margaret Ransone and we are all in the game traying to make -- traying to make this work right. Virginia. This is more important than just in fact, it is more important than maryland, pennsylvania and Virginia, the whole region. It is important to the country for us to demonstrate how we can reclimate this great body of water and bring it back to the body of water it should be in this order to be the recreation opportunity that it is for so many here in Virginia. There is something else we forget. This is not the only impaired major body of water in the world. There are others. And if we do this work correctly here in Virginia and in maryland and in pennsylvania, we not only are going to demonstrate to the united states how to bring impaired waters back into a good condition, but this could be the test case for the world and other countries to also look at other bodies of water around the world that are in trouble. So this is a great work that we are doing in Virginia. It is a great work regionally. It is a great work nationally. And I just hope that you will read this report that you will become more informed about what to do to help clean up this great tributary and be all in as we do it. So I thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
Thank you. The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker I rise for interdukes.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Tim Hugo
In the back of the chaimer chamber be a behind me is somebody well known, our former colleague. I'm proud to call her my friend and recognize one of the most tireless advocates. Ladies and gentlemen, our friend, barbara Comstock. [applause]
Bill Howell
We are delighted to have our former colleague barbara Comstock with us today. We miss you terribly down here. But, we know you are doing the lord's work and that is important. Hang in there. And we appreciate your coming down today so much. The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Sullivan.
Rip Sullivan
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Rip Sullivan
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House over the last several weaks weeks we have been treated to terrific speeches on Black history month. Scientists and artists and activists and I recall a moving tribute to the children by Delegate Herring. As the session nears its end, Mr. Speaker and the days grow longer and warmer I want to talk about a different part of american culture and history profoundly impacted by of african americans. Spring is in the air. Pitchers and catchers report last week. Position players now in camp. I want to talk baseball, Mr. Speaker. Baseball for Black history month you might say? Of course, Mr. Speaker. The history of baseball is the history of our country as the history once said whoever wants to know the heart and mind of america had better learn baseball. We have shined a late over the last several we are weeks on how african americans played a pivotal role in american history and that includes baseball history. Let's remember that baseball has free he currently led to seismic changes in american culture. Jackie Robinson as weigh all know desegregated baseball several years before the supreme court desegregated american schools. And hank aaron's record thrilling to so many of us has a back story full of despicable threats against hammering hanks. He prepared to take the record from a legendary white man in a still racially charged country. We talk about baseball pioneering african americans we talk about the giants, jackie Robinson, willie May. Satchel Page, josh gibson. I rise to talk about a virginian who although he May not have received as much attention in the history books as Robinson or Page or gibson made a lasting impact on american baseball history tee spite having been denied an opportunity to play in the major leagues. I want to I introduce to you today, ladies and gentlemen, leon day. Mr. Day was born on October 20, 1916 in Alexandria, Virginia. Not many people know or surely not enough people know that he is considered by many baseball historians to be the equal of the great satchel Page. He is regarded as one of the best pitchers in the negro leagues between 1954. He was famous for his fullback and calm fastballand calm demeanor on the mound. He was more than one of the best pitchers of his generation. He was a highly versatile all around player. He played every single position on the diamond except catcher and he hit over.300. Following his retirement in 1950, Mr. Day spent his final years in baltimore working as a security guard and dreaming of making the major league baseball Hall of fame. In 1993, Mr. Day fell just one vote short of being elected to the Hall. Two years later, day was finally elected to the Hall of fame, six days before he pass the away at the age of 78. And posthumously the Virginia sports Hall of fame inducted him to its class of 2002. Mr. Speaker, it was men like leon day who persevered even when they were denied the taunt to shine on the brightest stage and who led the way tore the great african american baseball players who etch territoried entered the league long after his retirement. But they did much more than that. They helped every kid dream. Whether it was a dream to play in the bigs or a dream to flay to the moon. These men were part of the long lineup card of heroes who helped every kid think to him or herself, yeah, I can do that. Mr. Speaker, I ask that today in this month we remember leon day and all of his fellow negro league players as we get ready as my friend the gentleman from Virginia beach would say, to play ball. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause]
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Bell.
John Bell
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
John Bell
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. On behalf of the Prince William delegation I would like to recognize middle schools from Prince William visiting with us today. We have students today from ronald reagan middle school, stonewall and pennington. I will point out that the ronald reagan students had the top 50 from their civics exam were selected to come on the trip and myself, Senator McPike and delegates Anderson and Marshall met with them. We threw a few questions in and them. They nailed every single one of I ask that you please give them a warm welcome. [applause]
Bill Howell
We are delighted to have the students from Prince William here today and we congratulate you on your accomplishments and achievements. The gentleman from Charlottesville, Mr. Toscano.
David Toscano
I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, in the aftermath of the several dustups on the House floor last -- yesterday, I went back to my office and curled up with my book with my edition of federalist papers and even got out to tokeville and I hope that you will indulge me a few minutes to share my thoughts. This is a difficult time of year anyway. Tempers are short and misunderstandings of rampant and are magnified by the pressures of being away from home for so long and the partisan conflict that exists anyway over a wide variety of issues. Nonetheless, events like yesterday should prompt us all to reflect a little bit more about about what we learn every day down here and about our roles in representing our constituents in the legislative process. You know, in hindsight the dispute about bills vetoed by the governor might have been avoided with a simple face to face discussion before the bills araved for consideration. Or at the least by taking the bills by temporarily. I get it, everything goes fast around here and we got to cut each other a little bit of slack every once in awhile. If that had happened we wouldn't have had the public display and could have just moved forward heeding the words of the gentleman from car line who Caroline who the at the end of the debate utter 9 something I thought made sense and backed up by the Delegate from Loudoun maybe we should extend a courtesy to a member to handle his or her own bill in his or her own way. In the past, we have heard that when bills hit the floor, they are the province of the body. I never really believed that. But when something as important as the governor's vetoes hit the floor, the minority has a right, I think we have a duty to ask why they are being treat 9 in aed in a certain way especially when the request is made outside of what we are trying to do here to streamline the process and make it easier for people to understand. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, we extend courtesies all the time to each other. For example, the gentlewoman from Campbell on her cable bill which she admitted was not exactly ready for prime time when it hit the floor, we gave her the courtesy of passing the bill that needed some work because we trusted her that she would do it as it continued through the process. Similarly when the gentleman from Fairfax who now looks like he has gone out to have a bite to eat came to us with a request for additional time so we could consider judges because the Senate was attempting to follow up a good process they have for choosing judges in northern Virginia. We extended the courtesy. This made sense. This, of course, required a super majority vote but begin it to we wegave it to him and we extended the gentleman from Loudoun, Delegate LaRock to submit his resolution to celebrate in wipery winery in the region. Heck, I even remember granting unanimous consent not objecting to a request for unanimous concept by the former gentleman from Bedford when he tried to introduce after the deadline an entirely new budget. That was amazing. You should have heard what kind of flak I caught down the Hall for extending that courtesy. But nonetheless, we do it. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, when you are in the minority, you only have a limited number of tools at your disposal. First, you have the force of public opinion. And in some cases, it can be very powerful in mobile idahoing izing events against bills that you consider to be offensive. Secondly, you have always the power of rational argument. The idea that if people listen they might actually change their minds. Now, maybe not on a single vote but over time they May change their views about thing. And finally, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, the minority always has the constitution, House procedures, and rules. Now, to suggest that the minority not use all of those things at its disposal including procedures and rules that some people might find occasionally outrageous, maybe even silly, is to misunderstand the very nature of the democratic process. Ladies and gentlemen, if you think I get my jollies about raising procedural issues, you are sadly mistaken. And if you notice, the procedural issues are usually involved bills that we find offensive over here. There are plenty of others we could attack but we don't because we grant each other a level of courtesy. Our role as a minority is to product, to probe, to challenge, to object, to attempt to defeat any legislation we think is bad and to work to improve legislation that is not as good as it needs to be. That is why we show up at Delegate Jones ' conferences on the budget to make it better. The majority is not the repository of all virtue, truth or good ideas. Occasionally the minority has something to say about that. We are ready to consider the budget today. Several years ago we could vote on the budget in two minutes but the minor minority suggested we ought to have it on our desks for a couple of days to look at it and so could the public. Now if became part of what we do. The minority also suggested that perhaps we should know that there are things in the budget that weren't in either budget so now there is a rule that says you have to publish with the conference report anything that was not in either budget or any legislation that shows up there. In conclusion, admittedly, strong minorities always irritate the majority. But that is eye sentencing for our sis -- essential for our system to work. As a majority you have a lot of power, but without us, without us, the system of counterveiling power and checks and balances that our founders relished and we continue to celebrate cannot work. You would create a tyranny of the majority as tokefield decried and you would leave the legislative process in disarray and further damage our already fragile democracy. So let us remember, we all play roles in this body. And playing them properly makes the system work. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause]
Bill Howell
Well said. I was a little concerned when you got up you were going to take back all of the nice things you said about me on that day. The gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, I have a motion and an announcement.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Terry Kilgore
First with the motion. On Page 2, I will try to make this motion yesterday, Senate bill 1264. And I would say to the gentleman from Prince William, I did have a conversation with Senator Black and I 'm going to make a motion that we refer the bill back to commerce and labor and May I speck to speak to that motion?
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
In speaking to the motion I spoke with Senator Black anded a advocacied there were questions from numerous members here in the body about the definition, some of the definitions in the language and I advised him that we would work on that during and we would ask for the get from Salem to come one a better definition. Mr. Speaker, I would make a motion to move Senate bill 1264 refer it back to the committee of commerce and labor.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore moves that Senate bill 1264 be rereferred to the committee on commerce and labor. As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The that motion is agreed to.
Terry Kilgore
And Mr. Speaker I would make an announcement.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, tomorrow is the day that we will be handing out awards from the sensitivity caucus so I would advise everyone to wear their best saw the or best outfit because you might have your picture in the paper or something like that. We do have a lot of awards. I'm look around the room. A lot of you getting a lot of awards. This was a banner year, Mr. Speaker so there there was a lot in committee and on the floor that we will be making the sensitivity caucus awards. The red carpet will be laid out tomorrow for everyone so we will look forward to doing that tomorrow sometime during a break. Thank you all.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Botetourt, Mr. Head.
Chris Head
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Chris Head
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Lame of the House, in the back of the d -- ladies and gentlemen of the House, in the back of the chamber I would like to introduce the person who gave your up vocation this innovation this morning. Dr. Robert moore. A native of Norfolk and good wait of Virginia tech. He began to pastor at bonsack in 1976 taking the helm of a church that averaged 2 that 225 in weekly attendance. They grew to a membership of 2500. He remains active in ministry having just returned from south africa where he was training pastors there. He was my pastor for 20 years and baptized my three children known. And one of the finest men I have he is joined by his grandson. It is my oner to introduce him to you and I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to give him a warm House welcome. [applause]
Bill Howell
The gentleman the gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Kori.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an announcement.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Members of the House, as a part of my announcement I would like to thank Delegate Head for bringing that wonderful prayer to us today. Especially what was mentioned about how the majority of the members of this body have more than what we need. And that is true. But there are people around us who don't have more than they need and so this is the last reminder, the last attempt at shaming people to bring the food that you don't need that you can't take home to room 707, please, so that I can take it over to the central Virginia food bank. And a few generous members of the House who asked not to be mentioned actually contributed money. And the food bank is very happy to take that as well. Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker I rice rise for an announcement and a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Today we will have a full brief ping on the joint conference report that will occur 30 minutes after the adjournment in House room d. That is a change. I mean after recess. Thank you. The gentleman from Henrico. After recess. We will do it in House room d and have a point and we power point and lay out what is in the conference report and items that were not in either budget when they came across from either end and you have on your desk the conference report. That was sent last night around I think 7:05. And we will be in a position if we so choose to vote tomorrow evening on the bug. If you budget.If you have questions staff is always available.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fauquier, Mr. Webber. [no audio]
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I was halfway writing my speech. I just on behalf of my class would like to say goodbye to the gentleman from Stafford. I'm going to call him in and out because he was in and then he was out and then he was in. And, Mr. Speaker, there are a number of us who came in together on that year and thank goodness there were very few lawyers, sorry, randy.
[Unknown]
Whoa.
[Unknown]
But we all came from a wide variety of back grounds. A few of us came in with some agricultural backgrounds and a few of us who came in with some local government backgrounds. And that is about as far as I got in my speech. [laughter]
[Unknown]
But the gentleman from Stafford exempt exemplified what this body is about. As we begin to quote I guess shrek, take the layers of the onion off, each member of this body has a story to tell. Has a background. Has a reason for being here. And as we found out one of the major reasons why the gentleman from Stafford was here is because of a trial that he went through. That he goes through. Because those memories are still there. And so take that kind of tragedy and turn it into an asset is something that this body does a lot. We take the trials and trick late,s of our constituent -- trick tribulations o -- trick tribulations of our constituencies here. Today, I want to say thank you for serving in this body and I want to say thank you for you friendship, and Mr. Speaker, I also would like to say I have a feeling since he is running for supervisor that if he wins we probably will be hearing from him again. [laughter]
Bill Howell
Because of the wonderful relationship that many of us have with our localities. And, Mr. Speaker, at least on behalf of the republican side of the aisle I would like to say thank you, goodbye, godspeed and I 'm sure a gentleman from the other side of the aisle would like to say something similar. So Mr. Speaker, thank you. [applause] lau
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. To echo the septemberments of Delegate Webert we came in a class of 2012 with 16 folk. 15 15 repepulicans and I of the lone democrat. It was a banner year because I was the lone democrat. One thing I was always struck by was the depth of feeling and the compassion and the determination of the gentleman from Stafford. He cares deeply about the issues he cares about. And one thing that really strict me about the gentleman from Stafford is that he can disagree without being disagreeable. He is inherently kind. He is inherently again rice not only of his time -- generous, not only of his time but of folks that he didn't need to be kind and generous towards and he was awas aays open to listening. And so, on behalf of my side of the aisle, we want to thank the gentleman from Stafford for his seupice to the commonwealth and also for his continued service to the people of Virginia. So thank you very mtruh. [applause]
Bill Howell
We, indeed, are going to miss you but I will still see you injure the gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Simon.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Marcus Simon
Mr. Speaker and members of the House I had the great honor while y'all were down stairs taking care of important business to be a Page for the pages yesterday as they had their mdemok dgatate and their mdemok session here. And I just wanted to share with y'all since you had other business to do some of the highlights from the Page debate. You know, the speaker did a great job. They have a different rule, though, when the speaker is tired of hearing the arguments the debate has ended. She gets to announce the dgatate has ended. That was frequently the loudest applause when the speaker announced that the dgatate was going to end. That and when somgatody called the pending question. We had a couple of people that decided to be the ones that would call the pending question. The debates were out standing. I talked to the pages. You all did a great jreat preparing your arguments and asking questions of one another and modeling a great deal of respect but also being passionate about your bills and what you trayed to pass. It was a little bit of a sense of hhe aror as well. My favorite bill yesterday was House bill 420 which would have decriminalized marijuana in virininia. We also had a very thoughtful debate that echoed some of the debates we are having here in this chamber about what it do with the statue out if the square. And you put a lot of thoug al and you were passionate about that. Thank goodness for me, meriwethers was closed or I would have spent the entire debate down there getting milk shakes for you guys because you were running me around pretty ragged. I'm proud of you all and I hope that the whole body will give you a big round of applause for the great work that you did yesterday. [applause] the clerk have any announcements?
[Unknown]
The further announcemenghl. Speaker appoints additional con conferees. House bill 2006, speaker appoints delegates Carr, piece and Helsel. For House billnal00, conferees are delegates Carr, Peace and Helsel. 2051, delegates Adams, Gilbert and watghl on behalf of the conference comminniee for the House. 2051, delegates Adams, Gilbert and watghl. House bill s of53 the speaker a bpoinghl on bdamalf of the House conferees, delegates Landes, Kilgore and Bagby. For House billnalcon4, the speaker a bpoinghl on bdamalf of the House delegates mull delegates mullins, Cline and Miller. Committee of conference for House bill 2248 the speaker appoints delegates Jones, Greason and tor vn. For House billnal318, the committee of conference, the conferees for the House delegates stollfer Kilgore and Ward. For House bill 2318, delegates Stolle, kill Kilgore and Ward. 2386, Loupassi, ail Bell of albermarle and Carr. For House bill 2467 the conferees, delegates Bell of ail bennier mall, Loupassi and watghl. Delegates Bell of albermarle, Loupassi and Watts. 2471 delegates Jones, O'Bannon and tor vn. House billnal471. Jones, oban nan and Torian. And 1516, delegates Cline, Hodges and Bell of Loudoun. For the comminniee of conference for Senate bill 1516, delegates Cline, Hodges and Bell of Loudoun .
[Unknown]
The Senate appears to be in recess and we haven't received back an agreement with the resolution. So I 'm going to go ahead and start with the calendar if no one objects. Even if you do object. [laughter] the cleid will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
The calendar for today for the Virginia House of delegates, Thursday, fgatruary dele,nal017. Reng thlar calendar Senate bills on third reading regular. Senate bill 1264 rereferred to the comminniee on commerce and labor. Page 2. Senate bill third reading regular. Senate bill 1245. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to foster care, poe tex of firearm. Reported from the comminniee on militia, pand weice and pepulic safety.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from south bridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill. Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 1315 codifies regulation regarding the storage of firea! S by foster families. And I would move the passage of the bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker.
Ben Cline
The gentleman from fhe arfax, Mr. Sullivan.
Rip Sullivan
Would the gentleman yield for a yesany&
[Unknown]
Does thia yie& the bany&
Rip Sullivan
I will.
[Unknown]
You won't be surprised and no one in the body would be sur priced toittenow that I donthe gen own a gun, have never obe sed a gun. But I would ask the gentleman isn't it the best practice for ng thn safety in the home in which a chi& the b is present to store a gun separately from its ammunition?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I wou& the b say to the gentleman not necessarily. And I think that in most homes the guns are stored in close proximity if not with the amheanition.
[Unknown]
Further question, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Does the gentleman yie&
[Unknown]
I yie& the b? The b.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Isn't it true that the current regulation for foster parents in Virginia whiver is bill is getting ready to override requires that gun and ammunition be stored in separate locked ldemoationsany&
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker that is my understanding.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
A couple of other people ahead of you but I will come back from you. The gentleman from prince will vm, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
I wou& the b like to speak to the bill.
[Unknown]
The get has the floor.
Scott Lingamfelter
Tha a you, Mr. Speaker. To the gentleman's point that just spoke, Delegate Sullivan on the best practice the best practice to secure a firea! From someone is obviously to lock it. The bill before you basically says that that practice I believeon less the amendment has changed it, the intent of the patron was to say you need to lourr the firea! And ighl amheanition in a bdin and then keep that lock and combination away from children. And it seems like that was a fairthe be reinable approach -- reasonable approach here given the fact if you lack at say a military a! S roonde ng thess what? Both the weapons and am ammunition are locked together in a militag r harms r awnde I donthe gen thi a there is any dispute on this side that we think that firearms should be kept away from chi& the bren. This bill still does tha t it simply says that the ammunition and the firearm can be together in a ldemoked conthe aner and the combination and lock has to be kept away from the children. And so, I thi a that is what this bill continues to doon sess the gentleman from rock bridge has amended it in some fashion. I thi a thearis thatstion be biore you is do you think it is safer to lock the ammunition in a no chi separate bdin from the gun or I wou& the b suggest to you that if it is locked and secured a child cannot get into that bdin and I think that is a safe condition. And that is what the patron a suggesting in his bill and I think that is what is be biore you today. But it is certainly not unprecedented, I would say to the gentleman from Arlington, that firea! S and the a from runition can beitteept in the same locked container that is something that ma? Many virginians do in ctirearms safes that they have for, say, their rifles and shotguns. I would suggest also that if you have to have access to your ctirearm in order to protect your home and property it is good to be ant oe to have both the amheanition and the firea! Close together, otherwise you might be the victim that was sithitioage ong from one end of your home to the yourself. Other trying to protect I hope you will support the bill.
[Unknown]
I'm going to suspend for a moment. The sergeant a arms.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker. A message from the Senate .
[Unknown]
Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
G awd to see you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Good to see you. [laughter]
[Unknown]
I have been directed.
[Unknown]
We wereitteind of wondering where you were.
[Unknown]
It's about time. I have been directed by the info! President of the Senate to the House of delegates that the Senate agreed to House he sint resand weution 1088.
[Unknown]
Yeah.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Speaking to the bill, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Todd Gilbert
I want to squarify for some members who May be confused by the tile letter wgat bert, Lopez, Tyler et cetera coalition that the gentleman from rock bridge and the gentleman from Fauquier and I intend to vote in favor of this bill. Despite our reservations that were different from the rese coations others had on the other side of the aisle. The bill appears? One respect to revisit or restate e? Sting pand weicy weather policy. That is federal law or dss and it is the more relaxing aspects of the bill that tend to give a homeobe ser someone, who is a foster care provider more rights which are much less restrictive than the reng thlations. And so our concern was with having the appearance of restricting theoriin the first place whiver in fact we are not doing by passing this bill. By passing this bill we are affording them more rig als to protect themselves and their foster children. And dae spite the drafting that we t awk on w desgat te the drafting, we believe it is a p t tive step forward in helping such people protect themselves and such verilhangen. Ithe will be voting in favor of the bill. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from fhe arfax, Mr. Yill anan.
[Unknown]
Thaot you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Youittenow, ladies and gentlemen, when I first read this bill, seemed like a good idea putting guns in safes. Sounds like the smart thing to do. But then if you scratch at it just a little bit, what you find out that what this bill is doing is weakening current rules. The current regulations that govern foster parenghl in vistrinia. I asked the gentleman about I t let me read the regulation. Title 2, chapter 14 sectionnal00. Section f requires that the ctirearms be ldemoked in one place and section g requires that ammunition be ldemoked in a separate ldemoatiopas that is the current state of the law in Virginia. The current state of what we require of f t er parenghl? Vistrindo.. Gentlemen. I did research, ladies and a magazine I never read before. It is the pepulication of the united states con saled carry association. An article published aier ago titled how to prope say store your firea! S when you have a kid in the House. And what it recommends is that to be safesng to t the safest way to store guns in the home in which children are present is to secure the firearms in a ldemoked safe separate and apart from amheanition which is locked somewhere else. That is the gold standard for how toitteeep verilhangen safe in the home and it is the standard to which we now here in Virginia hold and have held for some time our f t er parenghl. Noitt unfortunately, we can't get every parent in Virginia to store their guns and a from runition that way and we allittenow the tragic statistics associated with that. Here is a situation where we are -- we are responsible. Ouse his is the foster care system here in Virginia. The system that we oveodee. And we have in place a rule that weittenow to be the safest way to do it. What this bill does is weak than [lale. > dskingut it.Dakota. Mr. Speaker would the gentleman rise for a question.
[Unknown]
The gentleman declines to age oeld.
[Unknown]
He declineier
[Unknown]
I said I 'm happy too yield, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
You said you are not going to age oeld.
[Unknown]
I she ad I will yie& the b.
[Unknown]
I'm sorry. Why would you want to do that? [laughter]
[Unknown]
Ise sure this is going to be a friendlyariuestion.
[Unknown]
I apologize. The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
Thaot you, Mr. Speaker. I wou& the b like to aon the gentleman if he has ever been involved with the foster care pred craorior if he has been a foster parent h fself?
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman the answer to that is no, Mr. Speaker. I har my think that that disqwouldlifies me from commenting upon how it is we want to make yire our f t er chi& the bren in the co from ronwealth are protected. Now, the point was made about feeling safe and being ant oe to protect youodelf. Kingmeone wanghl toitteeep their guns in one place and maybe they should be a foster paren t but on w
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
The gentleman is answering your question.
[Unknown]
Thank you. I'm sorg r.
[Unknown]
I want to point out to the body and caution the body what a undeniably true is that this bail weakens the e? Sting reng thlatog r law inat thirginia and laeates a situation in which foster children and the homes in which they l ane with not be as safe as they are tde aay.
[Unknown]
I urge a no vote on the bill, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Fariss.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I wou& the b like to inform you and the body that one of the things I 'm most proud of is the fact that my wife and I were f t er parents. And we took kids into our home that had been beaten, burned, treated terrint oe. When they came to our House I can remember times that I didn't sleep all night just because I was sofe pset about the way they had been treated. We we had home inspections and there wasn't f t er chi& the bren in my home. It t awk all day t awting all of the guns and am mu guns on wt, [please stand by]t,
[Unknown]
The time for the joint order has arrived and the House is ready to proceed with the execution of House joint resolution 1088. Most of the House is ready to proceed. Nominations are now in order. For judges of the judicial circuit. The clerk will report a resolution.
[Unknown]
House resolution number 543 nominating persons persons to be elected to circuit court judgeships.
[Unknown]
I guess the clerk will read another resolution.
[Unknown]
Are there further nominations? The chair hears none. As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The resolution is agreed to. Nominations are now in order for judges of general district courts. The clerk will report a resolution.
[Unknown]
House resolution 454 nominating a person to general district unship.
[Unknown]
Further nominating nations.
[Unknown]
As many as favor adoption of the resolution say ay. Those oppose nod. The resolution is agreed to. Resolutions now in order for judges of the juvenile domestic relations district courts. The clerk will report a resolution.
[Unknown]
455 nominating persons to be elected to the district court judgeships.
[Unknown]
Further nominations? Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Charlottesville .
[Unknown]
Parliamentary in inquiry.
[Unknown]
The ba May state it.
[Unknown]
On the system soon or just teting up to make the appointments?
[Unknown]
All right, thanks.
[Unknown]
As many as favor adoption of the resolution say aye. Those opposed no. The resolution is agreed to. Nominations now in order for members of the judicial inquiry and review commission. The clerk will report a resolution.
[Unknown]
456 nominating persons to be elected as members of the judicial inquiry and review commission.
Bill Howell
Further nominations? The chair hears none at as many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The resolution is agreed to. The gentleman from Richmond city, Mr. Loupassi will inform the Senate the nomination is made by the House .
Manoli Loupassi
Sergeant at arms. Senate.
[Unknown]
A in ee searched and from the
Manoli Loupassi
Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
I have been directed by the president of the Senate to inform the execution of joint order pursuit and the to 1088 nominations have finally been made for the Senate by certain judicial offices in the commonwealth as listed in the attached papers.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you. [no audio]
[Unknown]
The House will be at ease. [House at ease]
[Unknown]
The House will come to order. Members will please take their seats. Block voting for judges and other judicial officers will now commence. Those in favor of the nominee knorr for judges of circuit court for terms of eight years commencing on the date specified specified will vote yes. The clerk will close the roll. Those in navar of favor for the nominee for judge of the district court note in House resolution 454 for a term of six years commencing on the date specified will vote yes. The clerk will close the roll. [no audio]
Bill Howell
Those in favor of the nominees for judges of the juvenile and dough domestic relations district courts as noted in House resolution 455 for terms of six years commencing on the date specified will vote yes. The clerk will close the roll. [no audio]
Bill Howell
Those in favor of the nominees for members of the judicial inquiry and review commission as noted in House resolution 45 6 for the term specified will vote yes. The clerk will close the roll. The speaker appoints delegates Albo, Loupassi and Watts the committee on part of the House to count and report the vote of each House in each case.
[Unknown]
The House will be at ease. [House at ease]
Bill Howell
The House will come to order. Members, please take your seats. The joint order under House joint resolution number 1088 will be resumed. Delegate Loupassi .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I 'm pleased to report that the committee of each House met and nominees fulfill the criteria for election and I move that the reading of the report be waived.
Bill Howell
Shall the reading of the report be waived? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. The read egg of the reading of the report is waived.
[Unknown]
Those judges previously nominated have saved the majority of the votes cast by the members of each House are duly elected as judges of the circuit court for terms of eight years commencing on the dates specified. Cory n. Smith is declared duly elected as a judge of the general district court. For the 8th judicial district for a term of six years commencing on the date specify. Those judges previously nominated having received the majority of the votes cast are declared duly elected as judges of the juvenile domestic relations district court of the appropriate district for terms of six years commencing on the date specified. Stephanie e. Merit, having received the majority of the votes cast by the joint votes of the two houses of the general assembly is declared duly elected as a member of the judicial in quaere and inquiry and review commission for an unexpired term. Having received the majority is declared duly elected as a member of the judicial inquiry and review commission for a term of four years commencing on the date specified. That concludes the joint order. The clerk will continue with the calendar.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's regular calendar. Page of the printed version. Page 2. Senate bills on third reading, regular. Resuming work. Bill before us is Senate bill 1418, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to electric utility regulation pump hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities. The bill reported from the committee on commerce and labor with a substitute.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
I move that we adopt the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from Scott .
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentle men of the House, we will now be the samitis the same as the governor's amendments on bill 1760 dealing with the pump storage facility and what the committee substitute and the governor's amendments do, they shift the new language on pump storage to another sub section to make clear that the public interest provisions are for the pump storage. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 15148. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the Virginia public procurement act cooperative procurement, Virginia sheriff's association. Reported from the committee on general laws.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House ladies and gentlemen of the House will allow the Virginia sheriff's association to negotiate and provide cap rative purchasing. It would -- cooperative purchasing. Only elected sheriffs are eligible to be members of the sheriff's association. This treats it like the metropolitan council of governments an independent nonprofit association which already enjoys this privilege and I would move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Bulova.
David Bulova
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
David Bulova
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentle men of the House, this has nothing to do with the sheriff's association. It has more to do with the transparency in the public procurement process. I always had mixed feelings about cooperative purchase and contract riders. When you think about it, it is kind of a double edged sword for the locality report public body they might get economy to scale and certainly save some administrative costs but in a way it is a little bit on the anticompetitive said for businesses. So if you are a business, particularly a small business and you miss out on bidding for a larger contract, chances are you will be locked out with regard to doing business for a lot of other localities and other public agencies. And in fact, over the last couple of years we back tracked on cooperative purchasing. And so you are no longer to do cooperative purchasing for architectural engineering standards. Last year we took out turf fields with regard to cooperative purchasing. The one saving grace when it comes to public agencies, though, is that we know it is subject to our public procurement processes. When you go through the initial exercise you know it was a competitive process and had some kind of notification out there. You know that it is open to foia and you know also I think most importantly it is open to some kind of public audit. This bill really takes us in a whole new direction not withstanding the metropolitan Washington council of governments what we are doing here is further privatizing the public procurement process. With this what we are seeing is losing out on and abandoning the principles of public procurement. No longer are we going to have protections from the procurement laws. No longer is there anything that there was a guarantee of that competitive process. That means you less transparency and you have less competition for public dollars. This might seem like a small step but I would hope that everybody would think carefully about the pandora's box that we are opening and the whole range of other nonprofits that might come in next years and the years after to do something lake this. Mr. Speaker, I hope that we would not pass this bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, speaking to the measure.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Barry Knight
Mr. Speaker, what this bill does, it gives the sheriff's association to go in and be allowed to buy vehicles for localities. The lowe calitys don't have to by from the sheriff's association. They can buy from the state procurement process. What it will do, the state charges 1.5%. The sheriff's association will have half that much. Three quarters of one percent which equates to about $300 per vehicle. The sheriff's association's books are open all the time for anyone to see. The locality certainly isn't going going to pay more money so it makes it more competitive. I am for free enterprise and a more competitive bid process and I 'm for saving the sheriff's departments in localities more moneys. Please vote for this bill.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 89, nos 11.
[Unknown]
Ayes 89, nos 11. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 3 of the printed calendar. Continuing Senate bills third reading. Senate bill 1569, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to water and sewer fees calculation factors. Reported from the committee on counties, cities and up toes with amendment. Beach.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia
[Unknown]
Can that go by until after the first recess today.
Bill Howell
That will go by until after the first recess, without objection.
[Unknown]
Next up, Senate bill 1359, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to local cal board school building potable water lead testing. Report the to the committee on education and there is a floor amendment by Delegate Landes .
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
I would like to yield to the gentleman from Augusta so he can explain his amendment that I think is a good amendment.
[Unknown]
The clerk will report the floor amendment.
Scott Lingamfelter
The floor amendment offered by Delegate Landes to the engrossed version on line 17 of the bill, line 17 strike all of lines 17 through lines 21.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes.
Steve Landes
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gen tlemen of the House, if you look at the bill before you, the section that I propose that we remove would be section objection b thatdeals with having the boards, local school boards talley boards actually after the test or the plan comes back for these issues related to water in our schools that they come back and report and put on their website basically the action that they would be taking. There has been a lot of discussion on the floor about what authorities local school have. Boards should and shouldn't my original concern with this bill was related to the fact that I believe the department of health needs to be involved and obviously is more appropriate. But if we are going to move forward with this policy of having local school boards deal with an issue like this and put a plan to test water and to come back with a plan for remediating any problems there are, it seems to me that we can at least reduce the onus burden of if they are going to have a plan anyway, why have to require section b. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this is just my attempt to make this bill a little more palatable, if you will. And hopefully the House will see fit to adopt this floor amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Lingamfelter.
Scott Lingamfelter
Mr. Speaker, I move we adopt the floor amendment.
Bill Howell
The question is on adoption of the floor amendment. As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The floor amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from Prince William .
Scott Lingamfelter
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would lake toed a advocacy the House that I have spoken to the patron and he is acceptable to the amendment and I would ask that we pass the bill as amended.
Bill Howell
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos 1. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Next category, Page 14, House bills with Senate amendment. Page four, the printed version. House billswith Senate amendments. First up, House bill 1394 a bill to amend and reenact relating to the status of a franchisee and its employee as employees of the franchiseor. The bill passed the House previously and passed the Senate with a substitute. Point of order, by Delegate Toscano regarding the gather germaneness is pending.
[Unknown]
We do have the pending point of order and it deals with the difference between the Senate substitute and House engrossed bill with the addition of sub section b. Sub section b merely narrows the exclusion in the new sub section a. And further, I need to emphasize this point because this point has been raised on a couple of occasions this year, the fact that the exclusion is moved from the definition section of the existing code to a new section of the code is often really a question of form rather than substance. In this case, the new language is directly related to the exclusion that is contained both the House version and the Senate substitute. Accordingly, I will think the Senate substitute is germane and I so rule. Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 65, nos 35.
[Unknown]
Ayes 65, nos 35. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 4, the printed calendar. House bill 1490, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the school board members who engage in war service or are called to active daugherty in the armed dow duty in the armed forces. Appointment of acting school members.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshall.
Bob Marshall
Addressing the amendment or the substitute.
[Unknown]
I beg your pardon? Yes.
Bob Marshall
Thank you.
[Unknown]
You want us to accept it?
[Unknown]
I hope so.
[Unknown]
Okay. I'm sorry. I have trouble hearing today. Shall the Senate --
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Will the gentleman from Prince William yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Yes.
Todd Gilbert
I ask the members if he would explain what the Senate substitute does.
[Unknown]
The Senate substitute a is accept and to the individual that requested this, the gentleman who was deployed. What this does, the individual who would be deployed to active service would submit a list of names to the school board. The school board May or May not choose from the list. If they don't choose from the list they have to notify the deployed member in writing. What I 'm thinking here is that this circumstance would require a bit of constructive discussion between the deployed individual and the school board as to what replacement member would be acceptable. I think this requires some degree of joint discussion and I hope the amendment is accepted.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Loudoun .
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman repsalm for one further question.
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
I ask the gentleman in the Senate substitute if he could take us to the underlying bill was there a component of the underlying bill that gave the authority to the school boards to refuse to select from the list that was submitted to them while I see in the Senate substitute they do have the ability to not choose, this he choose. Just got to say why they didn't
[Unknown]
That authority was not there. They would have had to pick one person from the list submitted. This allows them to say no, but structureally I would suggest this would require some discussion between the deployed individual and the cal board school board to reach some kind of accommodation.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate substitute be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 61, nos 38.
[Unknown]
Ayes 61, nos 38. The Senate substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Continuing House bills with Senate amendments. House bill 1837. A bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia relating to license or exemptions private preschool programs. Passed the House February 7 and subsequently passed the Senate with a substitute which is before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from care lane, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
This does violence to the underlying premise of the bill and I would ask that we reject the Senate substitute.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate substitute be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
Bobby Orrock
Ayes 0, nos 99.
[Unknown]
Ayes 0, nos 99. The Senate substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
House bill 2000. A bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to sanctuary policies. Passed the House February 7 and subsequently passed the Senate with an amendment which is before the body.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Tlemen of the House, the Mr. Speaker, ladies and gen Senate amendment makes this bill a little shorter than a short bill. Basically, the bill now reads no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration law. Mr. Speaker, I move we accept the Senate amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Arlington, Mr. Lopez.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Alfonso Lopez
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As a national conversation about immigration becomes more heated I thought I would give folks a little bit of history about my father. My tad was run of 22 brothers and sisters from the same parents. Yeah. 22. My grand mother had her first child when she was 14 and the last when she was 44 years old in the and disease andes mountains in venezuela. Not much to do on a Saturday night in venezuela in the 1920's. My tad didn't tad dad did not want to be a farmer. He saved $250 in 1950's money to come to the united states and got a tourist visa and came to d.C. And he worked as a bus boy at the Madison hotel. Learned english. Graduated from community college when I was five years old and took one class a semester every year at george Mason university while working two or three jobs until he graduated from college one month before I graduated from high school. Little thing people don't know about my dad is he was undocumented. He actually overstayed his tourist visa by three months. So he was actually an downdocumented american or undocumented individual. And he decided I will get a green card. In the 1950's bess how many guess how many days that tack him to get? Five days including a weekend. To get a green card. Today it takes around 7.5 years is, 13 years if yew are lucky. We have a broken federal immigration system. H.B. 2000 takes us in the wrong direction. This is simply a message bill at its best now. Why? Because there is no clear definition of sanctuary cities nor does Virginia have any sanctuary cities. This bill ignores the complicated nature of federal immigration law and could require federal localities to choose between an ayes I .C.E. Detainer. In effect this legislation makes our communities less safe by stoking irrational fears of immigrants and undermining the community police relations essential for true police safety. A recent university of illinois study found that 45% of immigrants documented and undocumented were less likely to report a crime as a result of increased involvement of local police in immigration enforcements. This could lead to avoid police contact for fear that the contact might lead to deportation of a loved one. Not only will immigrants be afraid to report krames as witnesses sore witnesses or victims or cooperate with police, their fear of doing so will make them ease.
[Unknown]
Targets for crime. Immigrant women, for example, are already twice as likely to be targeted for sexual and domestic violence. It is critical that they be able to call 911 safely. Here is the thing. Virginia is one of two states already that automatically checks checks immigration status of any one arrest or charged with a krame. And the local and regional jails are required to turn people over to I .C.E. Prior to release date if there is a valid detainer in place. They work with local law enforcement to notify I .C.E. Before the release of an up grant with violent crime conditions. They check for everything arrested if there is a detainer placed against an immigrant acaused of violent crime. Coupled with the federal practice, Virginia law ensures that I .C.E. Has notice and plenty of taunt to initiate removal opportunities immediately and before the person's release in the state or federal custody. The exhaustive combination of existing state mandates make the existence of sanctuary localities a legal impossibility in the commonwealth. The burden of federal epiforcement agencies should not be placed on local jurisdictions either, forcing local jurisdictions to act as a substitute for federal agents will place additional and undow costs and demands on resources on localities. I.C.E. Does not reimburse localities from holding individuals past when the would otherwise be released. Unnecessary. Ultimately, this about I will is costly to localities and could make us less safe by undermining local law enforcement. Let's be clear. This bill is dog whistled politics at its best. Created to stoke fare of the other and the idea that those who are different, immigrants and new americans, well, you are unwelcome. Folks, we all know that there are no sanctuary cities in Virginia. We also know this legislation is an ugly' tempt ugly attempt to deem dae uponnize and scapegoat immigrants for political gain. We should focus on affordable healthcare and affordable housing. In kind of legislation that doesn't create one job. Doesn't educate one child. It wrong headed. It is ugly. It will drain money from our localities and send the worst kind of message about Virginia. Please vote no.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Marshall.
Bob Marshall
Speaking to the measure, Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Bob Marshall
Recently I had a conversation with a priest from my parish, who was a legal resident here from bolivia. His pay rents parents were Chase the out of their farm because of political unrest there. He conveyed to me as well as father mauricio observations that I dae decided to check out around the community of Manassas. It was claimed there was police knocking on doors taking adults away, leaving minors there, that there were road side stops on route 29, route 28, route 28 and 66 in Fairfax and a host of other areas. I wrote a letter e-mail to Fairfax County police chief, city of Fairfax police chief, prince Williams police chief, Manassas city police chief, and Manassas park mischief miss police chief I had a conversation. In each case I received the following response back. I'm summarizing. None of these jurisdictions enforce federal immigration law. None of them. So the claim from the gentleman from Arlington, I hope he would substantiate it because they are not conducting street sweeps, pulling people every 10th car over and say you look like x where we are taking you out of here. I don't have a birth certificate with me so I couldn't "prove" that I 'm an american citizen. When the question comes up of the door knocking and leaving minors there every one of these police chiefs said we would never do that. When I read the Washington post the other day, this was the depth of their research and their investigative interest, a woman from chicago said x. A woman from centerville, Virginia, said x. No attempt to corroborate. No attempt to verify. This is the media spreading misinformation and a strange attempt to give substance to rumors which I think is very did disin genuine. I.C.E., they do not conduct street sweeps. They don't do it. So I 'm curious about the claims here. The only collaboration is in the jails if somebody is arrested. Nobody is being sent back to another country for failure to have their headlights on during a rainstorm. It's not happening. The individuals who are wanted are under what was called the secure communities program. Where did that come from? Through 2014 that was president obama's program from 2009 to 2014. The trump administration has adopted the policies of secure communities. I don't recall the governor objecting to that. I don't recall the gentleman from air lington air link Arlington getting on the floor and denouncing president obama for his cruelty or whatever. There is nothing wrong with this bill. I will think it should adopt it because right now Virginia police are not enforcing federal immigration law. The only ones that are doing it are the jails, the regional jails and local jails.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from rock bridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Ben Cline
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentle men of the House, I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to adopt the Senate amendments. Yale confused by the remarks from the gentleman from Arlington about what he thinks the bill might do. The lightest touch possible to ensure that the laws of the commonwealth and the laws of the federal government are enforced. This bill is in response to actions taken across this country in certain cities and certain claims made and promises made by certain elected officials here in the commonwealth. Mayors of certain cities. Previous years you have had actual policies adopted by certain cities in the commonwealth of Virginia rae related to sanctuary policies. And so all this bill says, is that no locality shall adopt any ordinance, procedure or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration law. Restricts. An active word. No locality can act contrary to federal immigration law. It would require that Lee locality to take some action before this law is even contemplated. And so, it is my hope that we remember that we are a nation of laws. That the rule of law it critical to the functioning of this county constitutional republic, and of this commonwealth, and I would ask you to adopt the Senate amendment.
Bill Howell
The the gentlewoman from Alexandria .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
The gentlewoman has the has the floor.
[Unknown]
I spoke against this bill and I rise again to speak against it and some of the things that were said. The gentleman has said there haven't been sweeping raids. I will rehind him about the raid in Alexandria. The gentleman were leaving a church and walked across the street and I .C.E. Officials swept in. We truly are a nation of laws and laws should be respected. I also believe we are a nation of compassion. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to say that in that court's committee on this bill, day verse garoppolos spoke against it. The state police opposes this bill. The aclu opposes this bill. The catholic conference of bishops oppose this bill. I ask this chamber to defeat this Senate amendment.
Bill Howell
The gentlewoman from Fairfax, Ms. Watts.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.
Bill Howell
Gentlewoman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker and members of the House. As I listened to the gentleman from Prince William what I heard again and again was good police law enforcement and community policing knowing how to work with the community to make sure cooperation. That you had the best let me give you three examples from my district from my experience. Example number one from my district. Within the last decade, I don't remember the exact year but there was a murder committed by a day laborer, I believe it actually occurred in maryland. But that case was solved within the week because other day laborers came for the with the information that identified the person who did the crime because they had good relationship and good trust with law enforcement. Example number two which is on the domestic side. For seven years I was the director of the Fairfax casa program and as such I always wrote grant applications and one of those -- one of the things I would include in the applications for support was the diversity of the children that we serve in the worst cases of child abuse. We had about 400 active cases in any give be year. And I notice that suddenly where we had been having about 7 to 8% of our cases that were hispanic, it dropped off very, very quickly so only about half of that amount. Now, this was again a good 15 years ago. And it took me more than a year of questioning to find out that the reason for that dropoff in reports of serious child abuse because at that time the feds had changed their policy and now domestic violence was one of those deportable offenses. And the families were left in the dilemma and the relatives of the families were left in the dilemma if we report what is happened to social services, not whether it would actually end up in court or not, but just to child protective services, what will happen is that we will lose the family. We will lose any support that we have. We will -- it was a truly -- it would take the wisdom of solomon to try to decide what to do to totally break up the family or to try to protect the child yourself rather than reporting to authorities. The third example I would give you is the example that we should all be concerned about. I mentioned I believe it was yesterday, dealing with a situation where the same social security number was on record for three different people. And the reason I came to that knowledge was that two of the people were being shaken down, intimidated in every way possible by the third person who was the one who was breaking the law but he was a naturalized citizen. And again, these individuals were afraid to report as this predatory individual got deeper and deeper and deeper into the community and it is that kind of law enforcement situation that is always concerned me as I have represented for almost the last 20 years one of the most ethnically diverse area of the commonwealth. That if we don't make sure that our law enforcement are working closely with the communities, that predatory element will take hold and it will spread out into the broader community. Let me conclude with one last anecdote. I was reading during Dr. Seuss week, went into a second grade classroom and at some point at you read cat in the hat and horton hears a hoo and so on tell the kids what you do. All of the second graders are seated on the floor in front of me. Often times when I talk to children I mention the police because police are something that little kids have seen in the community. But when I mentioned it in that classroom, immediately this little girls happened hand shoots up in front of me and she spoke with no accent, I don't know how long she and her family have been? Been in this country but she asked me once, twice, three times she repeated it, and you make sure police don't hurt people, don't you? What was it in her family history that that little second grade girl was so fearful of? It is that kind of police presence in the communities here in the commonwealth that we need to make sure is a relationship of trust and mutual interest in the fullest possible law enforcement for our public safety. I hope that you will defeat this bill which sends a different message.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Shenandoah, Mr. Gilbert.
Todd Gilbert
Will the gentlewoman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the gentlewoman yield?
Todd Gilbert
I yield.
[Unknown]
I just checked the world population and estimated at 7.4 billion people. The gentlewoman in her and the members of her party have gone to great lengths in my mind to protect the process of unfettered illegal immigration in this country. How many of the world's population of 7.4 billion does the gentlewoman and her party or how many of them are you prepared to accept into this country without consequence?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would say to the gentleman that speaking for myself, in my remarks were to try to give a glimpse into one of the hundred districts that exist in this House of delegates of what the reality is about law enforcement. I only know that those individuals who are in this country we have a mutual interest in making sure that law enforcement is as effective as possible for the safety of our entire community.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Shenandoah .
[Unknown]
Will the gentlewoman yield for a further yes?
[Unknown]
Will the gentlewoman yield.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentlewoman yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker I understand the gentlewoman declined to answer my question directly, I would ask much more simply does the gentlewoman or any member of her party believe there is a line that should be drawn in this regard as far as the number of people we are willing to accept into the country illegally?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, again speaking for myself as a citizen as I have watched the debate about immigration reform we desperately need immigration reform apartment faster we get about it the better. There have been several efforts I have been hopeful about in the last dozen years but unfortunately in they have all fallen because we are not really looking at what is truly the common good so that we are able to deal I believe and certainly given the type of district that I represent I have gone to a number of seminars and I believe there are 17 different categories of legal presence in this country. Very confusing. We need to deal with the complexity and make sure that the individuals certainly those who we bring in to this country because of the high tech presence of my region, because of the jobs, because of the fact that an individual has graduated from graduate school, under a proper visa, here in this country, and they aren't able to stay and pay back part of that education as a -- with legal presence? These are issues we need to deal with. And it is all part of that complexity in the question of mow how many.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker would the gentlewoman yield for a further question?
[Unknown]
Would the gentlewoman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentlewoman yields.
[Unknown]
I know that often we choose to answer the question in the manner we see fit, and not the question posed but I would at least ask the gentlewoman finally, if she at least disagrees with the prospect whether it be on her behalf offer on behalf of her caucus or her party does she disagree request the notion that we should have laws in the country and that the laws should be enforced.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I certainly totally agree and as I used the phrase repeatedly in my remarks, what causes me greatest concern is the predatory element that we must effectively deal with in our law enforcement and in that law enforcement to penetrate most effectively in enforcing our laws we have to make sure that our policies and the bill before us deals with policies that our law enforcement operate under, are those policies that they know to be the most effective.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo. Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak to the measure.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I had the opportunity I guess it was last year or so I met my colleague's father here on the House floor. And I told him how proud he should be of his son who is living, indeed, the american dream as so many others do but I 'm listening to my friend talk time after time about immigration and a confused illegal immigration and immigration. On our side of the ail we are welcoming of immigration. We just say, high wall, wide gate. Everybody come in. And you talked about repeatedly about having compassion and we do. America, we have let in over a million people per year legally. A million people. We are not putting a gate up and saying you can't come in. But here is what I would like you to think about. So 1986 a republican and democrat simpson mazzoli act under president reagan legalized 3 million people and that was supposed to solve the problem forever. Right now we have between 11 and 20 million people here illegal any in the country. I never hear you talk about the underlying problem. But compassion, we have compassion because we let a million people in a year. What about the compassion of the people that are supposed to solve the problem. What about compassion for the people that have to have their flooding flooding border, the people that live on the border? What about compassion for people thatster to pay. Fairfax county the estimate is probably costs Fairfax County $100 million per year to educate kids here illegally. We took 2,000 across, 2,000 a year ago into Fairfax. 2,000 times, what, $15,000 a kid? Add it up. Do we have compassion? We are compassion for the I .C.E. Agents who have to fight this day-after-day after day and who are sometimes murdered. But you know what,let, let's also have compassion and remember kate steinly who was killed by an illegal immigrant who came back over the boarder five border five times. We have compassion a million times a year when we let people in and we have compassion but we need our friends on other side to understand and address that there is a problem that you ignore constantly. I hope it would be the will of the body to endorse this measure.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I have a motion.
[Unknown]
The gentleman May state.
[Unknown]
The move the pending question.
Bill Howell
As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The question called for and the pending question is shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 65, nos 34.
[Unknown]
Ayes 65, nose 34. The bill is passed.
[Unknown]
Continuing House bills with Senate amendments turning to Page 5 of the printed calendar. House bill 2017 a bill to amend and reenact sections of the code relating to the Virginia public procurement act bid performance and payment bonds waiver by localities. Bill passed the House January 23 and subsequently passed the Senate with amendments which are before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Virginia beach, Mr. Villanueva.
Ron Villanueva
Mr. Speaker, the Senate amendments include a new threshold cap and sunset date. These are friendly amendments. This is is a jobs bill. I would move that we accept the amendments.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate amendments be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
Ron Villanueva
Ayes 96, nos 3.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos 3. The Senate amendments are axe accepted.
[Unknown]
House bill 2237. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the office of the state tear general. The bill passed the House previously. It subsequently passed the Senate with amendment which is before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from rock bridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Senate thought this bill was so nice they asked me to enact it twice and put a reenactment clause on it. I would ask to reject it and we can go into conference if we can wedge that thing off of this.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate amendment be accepted? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 0, nos 100.
Ben Cline
Ayes 0, nos 100. The Senate amendment are rejected.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 6 printed calendar. Continuing House bill Senate amendments. House bill 2251, a bill to amend and reenact a variety of sections of the code all relating to the Virginia retirement system optional defined contribution retirement plan for state and local employees. The bill was passed the House February 7 and subsequently passed the Senate with amendment which is before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Chris Jones
Mr. Speaker, the Senate added several enactment clauses that are injurious to the intent of the bill so I would ask that we reject the Senate amendment. Accepted?
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate amendment be the clerk will close the roll.
Chris Jones
Ayes 0, nos 100.
[Unknown]
Ayes 0, nos 100. The Senate amendment is rejected.
[Unknown]
The House bill 2354 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the, repeal another relating to conflicts of interest state school board employees. Parse the the House February 7 and subsequently passed the Senate with a substitute which is before the body.
[Unknown]
The Senate amendment limits this which is okay with me so I hope it is okay that we accept the Senate amendments.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate amendment be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. The Senate amendment is accepted.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar. Next category, Page of the printed version. Memorial resolutions laid on the speaker's table. Memorial resolutions be adopted in block are listed on pages and 8 of today's printed calendar.
[Unknown]
Does any member desire to remove a resolution from the block? Hearing none, all those in favor of adopting in a block the memorial resolutions laid on the speaker's table as listed on pages 7 and of the calendar shall please rise. Those resolutions are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Continuing can the calendar. The next category commending resolutions listed on pages 9 through 12.
[Unknown]
Does any member desire to remove a resolution from the block? Hearing none, all those in favor of adopting in a block the commending resolutions laid on the speaker's table as listed on pages 9-12 of the calendar will say aye. Those opposed no. The resolutions are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Tipping with the calendar. Next -- continuing with the calendar. Next category, Page 12, House bills vetoed by the governor. House bill 1432, 1578, and 1582 have all been taken by until April 5, the scheduled date for the reconvened session. Accordingly, turning to Page 4 14 of the printed calendar. Page 14. A bill to amend and reenact 2198 is an act to amend and reenact two sections of the code related to the coal tax credits. Passed the House previously and the governor subsequently vetoed it and the veto is before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
I would move that we pass this by until April 5.
[Unknown]
Withouten objection, House bill 2198 by until April 5. [no audio]
Terry Kilgore
Continuing with the category of bills vetoed by the governor. House bill 2264 is an act to amend the code relating to the department of health expenditure of funds related to abortions and family planning services. The bill previously passed the House, the governor has subsequently vetoed it and the governor's veto is before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Rockbridge, Mr. Cline.
Ben Cline
Mr. Speaker, I May tomorrow ask that this go on until April but today I will just ask that it go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 2264 by for the day. Calendar.
Ben Cline
Continuing with today's Page 15 of the printed version. Next category are House bills with recommendations by the governor. First up is House bill 1562, an act to amend and reenact sections of the code relating to grants from the dam safety flood prevention and protection assistance fund. The governor's recommendations are before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Spotsylvania, Mr. Cole.
Mark Cole
Thank you Mr. Speaker. House bill 1562 allows local governments to apply for grants or loans to repair dams and the governor's is technical that it says that the don't have to by in the jurisdiction of the locality in order to aplay and I would hope that we accept the governor's governor's amendment.
Bill Howell
Shall the governor's amendment be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
Mark Cole
Ayes 100, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 100, nos 0. The governor's recommendations are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Continuing with category House bill 176 an act to amend and reenact sections of the code related to electric eye tilt regulation pumped hydroelectricity and storage facilities. The governor made recommendations and those proposed amendments are before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
Terry Kilgore
Now this will be identical to Senate bill 1418 and the government's amendment moved to a newly created clause five but did not make any substantive changes. I hope it would be the pleasure to adopt the governor's recommendation.
Bill Howell
Shall the governor's recommendation be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
Terry Kilgore
Ayes 99, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos 0. The governor's recommendation is accepted.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 16, tipping continuing this category. House bill 1770. An act to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to teacher licensure, career and technical education certain local waivers. Previously passed the House and the governor proposed amendments and the governor's recommendations are before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Culpeper, Mr. Frates there this provides plow cal local waivers that the superintendent can exercise. The governor's recommendation sim yum adds additional clarifying language this is just for career technical educators and I can't believe I am saying it, Mr. Speaker, I hope it would be the will of the body to accept the governor's recommendations.
[Unknown]
Shall the governor's recommendations be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. The governor's recommendations are agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1884. An act to amend the code of Virginia relating to real property tax exemption certain surviving spouses. The bill previously passed the House. The governor has offered recommendations. The governor's amendment is before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
The governor's recommendation apparently in the code of Virginia if you use the word she it means he. He she means he or she. Maybe a longer discussion but I hope we accept the recommendation of the governor.
Bill Howell
Shall the governor's recommendations be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
Tim Hugo
Ayes 9 ly
Bill Howell
That we we consider the vote. As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The motion is agreed to. Shall the House agree to the governor's recommendations? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Want to do it again? [laughter]
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos 0. The recommendation of the governor are accepted.
[Unknown]
Finally, Mr. Speaker, House bill 1858 an act to amend and reenact sections of the code and portions of the acts of assembly of 2016 related to prescriptions of opioid limit. The bill previously pass the the House and the governor has made a recommendation and the governor's amendments are before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Hugo.
Tim Hugo
The governor's amendments extends the sunset from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2022,.
[Unknown]
I hope it would be the will of the body to accept the governor's amendments.
Tim Hugo
Shall the governor's recommendations be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 100, nos 0.
[Unknown]
The governor's recommendations are accepted.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar. Next category, House bills in conference. Number of conference reports several conference reports. Six or seven have been submitted so far. First up, Page 17 of the printed calendar. Page 17. A conference report received for House bill 1477. A bill to amend and reenact several sections of the code relating to lating to dogs and the carowindss lifetime licenses. The conference report has been distributed and it is before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Orrock.
Bobby Orrock
When this bill left the House we had a provision whereby local governments to impose as part of a local ordinance they would require microchipping in order to obtain a lifetime dog low pressure system. The Senate found that provision objectionable. I didn't feel it was worth sacrificing the entire bill over. A lifetime option for local governments without requiring microchipping. I move that the conference committee report be adopted.
Bill Howell
Shall the conference report be adopted. The clerk will close the roll.
Bobby Orrock
Ayes 100, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 00, nos 0. The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 18 of the printed calendar. Page 18. A conference report received for House bill 1675. A bill to require the department of health to make information about and resources on palliative care available on its website. The conference report distributed, available online and is before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Bulova.
David Bulova
Thank you Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. The difference between the two bills was innocent wasn't in substance. One bill versus 32.1. The Senate acceded that it be a section one bill. I ask that we pass the conference report.
Bill Howell
Shall the conference property be agreed to? To? -- conference report be agreed the clerk will close the roll.
David Bulova
Ayes 100. Nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 100, nos 0. The conference report is accepted.
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 18 of the printed calendar. Conference report has been received for House bill 1747, a bill to amend and reenact sections of the code relating to advanced direct ives, persons authorized to provide assistance in completing. The conference report distributed and available before the body.
[Unknown]
As your clerk said, these were two bills to deal with advanced direct ives,.
[Unknown]
The Senate bill 1242 we passed the Senate passed it is on the governors it desk. The Senate education health committee chose to put some verb and on my bill. The conference report takes that out and so the two bills will now be identical and I hope we will accept the conference report.
Bill Howell
Shall the conference report be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos 0. The conference report is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning turning to Page 19. 19 of the printed calendar House bill 1874, a bill to amend and warrants. Reenact related to search the conference report distributed, available online and it is before the body.
[Unknown]
The gentlewoman Ms. Pogge.
[Unknown]
This was amended in the Senate and the amendment was not registered right in the -- in how it came back. I had to reject it in order to get it right with legislative services and now it is exact lie like Senator Norment 's, its companion bill in the Senate and I move the House conference report be agreed to.
Bill Howell
Shall the conference report be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 100, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 100, nos 0. The conference report is accepted.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 22. Tipping House bill in conference. The report received for Delegate Bloxom 's House bill 2460 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to the historic rehabilitation tax credit. The conference report distribute the, available online and before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Accomack, Mr. Bloxom.
Rob Bloxom
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The bill did not have a sunset. The Senate put a sunset on it and we came to agreement of two years. I move the conference report will be accepted.
[Unknown]
Shall the conference report be accepted. The clerk will close the roll.
Rob Bloxom
Ayes 93, nos 6.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, nos 6. The conference report is accepted.
[Unknown]
Continuing on -- with the calendar. Next category are Senate bills conference. And Senate joint resolutions in we have received a conference report for Senator Sturtevant 's Senate bill 793 a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating lating to waiver of tax penalties for small businesses. That conference report has been distributed, available online and is before the body.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Massie.
Jimmie Massie
Senate bill 73 when it 793 when is left here is the small business jobs bill, any penalty related to taxes shall be waived for a small business during its first two years can of operation to provide that such small business enters into an agreement. We had some concerns about the bill and the conference report actually says the same thing except that they do not have to waive the 3589s in penalties in the case where the small business misappropriated withholding taxes they May but they shall not have to. That is the conference report, Mr. Speaker and I move adoption of the conference report.
[Unknown]
Will thia yield for a yes.
Jimmie Massie
Will the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speakier, was there a comparable bill that came out of the House that was your bill?
[Unknown]
No, sir.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield for another question.
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield for another question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yields.
[Unknown]
There is no other bill that looks like in this terms of waiving tax penalties we have seen so far this year is that right so far as you can remember? Yes.
[Unknown]
To the best of my knowledge,
[Unknown]
Okay, thank you.
Bill Howell
Shall the conference report be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 6, nos 3.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos 3.
[Unknown]
Continuing Senate bills joint resolutions in conference. Conference report received for Senate bill 1180 a bill to amend sections of the code related to the board of den tristy and medicine regulations for the prescribing of opioids. -on-emergency on the report.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Washington, Mr. Killian.
[Unknown]
The conference report adds language stating that the joint commission on healthcare and chairs shall receive an annual report from the pmt on prescribing opioids. I move that the House adopt a conference report.
[Unknown]
Shall the conference report be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos 0. The conference report is accepted. Mr. Speaker, presently we do not have any other additional conference reports ready to be taken up at this time.
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I have a motion.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, I want to move the House stand in recess until 4:00. If I could explain that motion.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
As the members know this is the last day to put bills in conference so we have to do the whole accede and request whole ritual so we will come back at 4:00 and try to get that out of the way so give us time for the clerk's office to process all of the paper back they have to do.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Does the clerk have any announcements?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, immediately upon the recess the House republican caucus will be meeting on the steps of the general assembly building. Immediately upon the recess, steps of the general assembly build. Then soon thereafter, momentarily after, the budget briefing by the House appropriation commit Senate finance committee that will be taking place in House room d. A change in the location for the budget briefing today. Now across in House room d, not in three. Finally, Mr. Speaker, I would ask the body, remind the body conference reports we are coming back at 4:00 but if you have ooh conference report that is finished it would be helpful for us to get them prepared if you could submit them before hand and not wait until 4:00 if that is possible.
[Unknown]
Mr. Cox moves that the House stand in recess until 4:00 p.M. As as many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The House stands in recess until
[Unknown]
The House will come to order. Members, please take your seats.