02/06/2018 House Proceedings

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Index

HB28—00:00:28
HB71—00:01:46
HB955—00:00:28
HB1170—00:00:28
HB1252—00:00:52
HB1262—00:00:52
HB1275—00:00:22
HB1377—00:00:28
HB1439—00:01:22
HB1540—00:01:28
HB1075—00:02:28
HB1606—00:00:52
HB154—00:00:34
SJ71—00:01:04
Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)—00:00
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—02:55
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:06
Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)—00:30
Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)—00:36
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:06
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:00
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—00:12
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—00:30
Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)—00:54
Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:18
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:24
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:30
Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)—00:30
Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)—00:00
Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)—00:24
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:12
Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)—00:54
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—09:48
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—02:12
Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)—01:30
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:18
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:00
Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)—00:06
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—00:06
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—01:00
Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)—00:06
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—01:12
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:00
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—02:37
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Minutes

Called to order at 12 m. by M. Kirkland Cox, Speaker

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by James Ford, Remnant Church, Richmond [at the request of Speaker Cox]

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leave of Absence granted: Delegate Austin

Journal for Monday, February 5, 2018 , approved by the Speaker

Senate Communication Received - more

Committee reports

Courts of Justice reported on 02/05/2018

Rules reported on 02/06/2018

Motion by Delegate Landes to adjourn in honor and memory of the Honorable Ronald Wilson Reagan agreed to

HJR 211 taken up and agreed to

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

CALENDAR

SENATE BILL READ THIRD TIMEUNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SB 866 - Passed (Y-99 N-0 A-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIMEUNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HB 1413 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 543 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 555 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 3 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 80 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 84 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 196 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 215 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 231 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 339 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 358 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 377 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 589 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 769 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 812 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 821 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 844 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 853 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 865 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 866 - Moved to Regular CalendarHB 877 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 925 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 1035 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 1087 - Passed by for the dayHB 1091 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 1156 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 1265 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 1307 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 1308 - Moved to Regular CalendarHB 1430 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 1468 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)HB 1473 - Passed Block Vote (Y-99 N-0 A-0)

HOUSE BILLS READ THIRD TIMEREGULAR CALENDAR

HB 1372 - Passed by for the dayHB 584 - Passed (Y-93 N-5 A-0)HB 916 - Passed (Y-98 N-0 A-1)HB 1600 - Passed (Y-83 N-15 A-0)HB 866 - Passed (Y-94 N-5 A-0)HB 1308 - Passed (Y-96 N-1 A-0)

HB 1600 - Reconsidered, Passed (Y-84 N-15 A-0)

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.

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[gavel pounding] >> The House will come to order. Members, please take your seats. Sergeant at arms.
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The House is now in session. All persons not entitled to the privileges of the floor will retire to the gallery. >> The members will rise and be led in prayer by James ford. Remain standing for the pledge of allegiance which will be led by the Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> Let's pray. Father, your son has taught us to pray that your kingdom would come and that your will would be done on earth as it is in heaven. We know that your will calls for and offers virtues like sack row fishal love, enduring show, unshakeable Peace, long suffering patience, consistent goodness, costly faithfulness, restrained gentleness and dignified self-control. These are unattainable on our own. We ask that you would give them in our state, in our cities and in our homes. We thank you for your kindness and we ask that you would see fit to bless this time to contribute toward that end. This it's in your son's name that we pray. Amen.
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Amany. Amen. >> 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.
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The members will answer the roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. The clerk will close the roll. >> Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present. >> Pursuant to House rule 3, I 've examined and approved the journal for the House of delegates February 5th, 2018. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 pursuant to provisions of rule 40 are now in order. The clerk shall announce the first morning hour of business, including any clerk's announcements and communications. Mr. Speaker, here in the first morning hour, I have no no announcements. The Delegate from Augusta, Delegate Landes. >> Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of a motion. >> Delegate May state it.
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Mr. Speaker, I would move that when the House adjourn today, it adjourn today in the honor and memory of our 40th president of the united states, that we adjourn in the memory of president ronald wilson reagan born on this day in 1911. >> Delegate Landes moves that when the House adjourns it adjourn in the honor and memory of prosecute ronald wilson reagan. Those in favor of that motion shall rise. That motion is agreed to. The Delegate from Caroline, Delegate Orrock .
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I rise for the purpose of a motion. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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I would move on Page 22 of the calendar to rerefer House bill 1494 to the committee on health, welfare and institutions.
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Delegate Orrock moves that on Page 22 of the calendar, hb, 1594 be rereferred to the committee of health, welfare and institutions. 1494. All those in favor of that motion signal by saying aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? That bill is rereferred to hwi. The Delegate from Rockingham, Delegate Wilt. >> Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, today, in the gallery, we have with us a group of nursing students from James Madison university and jefferson college of health sciences. They are accompanied by other nurses from across the commonwealth as they advocate for patients in the nursing profession. These members of the Virginia nurses' association represent more than 100,000 nurses calling Virginia home. I'd ask that they would stand and that you join me in giving them a warm House welcome. [applause] >> The House would certainly like to welcome the nursing association to the capitol. The Delegate from Newport News, Delegate mullen. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a motion and an introduction.
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Delegate May state it.
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I move to call up 211 out of order.
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Number 211, commending the Virginia laws of boys and girls club.
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Ladies and gentlemen of the House, 211 commends the Virginia alliance of boys and girls clubs. Today in the gallery, if they will please stand, we have boys and girls clubs from all across the state here to advocate on behalf of youth and their communities helping them reach their full potential. They serve more than 75,000 school-aged youths in Virginia. The programs promote a better self-image and proposed education. While encouraging community involvement, strong, moral values. I'm proud to support this organization and I 'm grateful for the work that they do the for the lives across -- that they do for the lives across the commonwealth. I move the resolution for this motion. >> All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Nope? The resolution is adopted. We want to welcome you to the capitol and thank you for all you do. Thank you, Delegate mullen. [applause]
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The Delegate from Halifax, Delegate edmundss.
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I rise for an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker, today we have visiting with us a group of students from Hampton college. They are lobbying on behalf of tag grants. Students conner francis, fred and scottie thompson are joined by zita beret and berkeley len order. I ask that the House join me in giving them a warm House welcome. [applause] >> House wants to welcome the students from Hampton college and thank you for visiting the capitol. The Delegate from Virginia beach, Delegate Stolle .
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I rise for a motion. >> Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move that House bill 1102 on Page 27 be re-referred to -- to appropriations.
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Delegate Stolle moves that 1102 be re-referred to appropriations. All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The ayes have it. That's referred to the committee on -- on appropriations the Delegate from from Prince William County, Delegate roem. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Joining us in the gallery today, hay market day, we have our friends from the coalition to protect Prince William County if they two like to stand. The folks from the coalition to protect Prince William County are hire today to fight for property rights, environmental protection and making sure that we leave hay market in the best shape we found it in. And they increase civic engagement for people in Prince William County. If it please the House, I would like to give them a warm House welcome. [applause] >> Hope you enjoy your stay at the capitol. The Delegate from Richmond city, Delegate bourne. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor.
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Members of the House, today is national job shadowing day. And I am pleased to have a student shadowing me. I know that I don't know a whole lot. She's with me. Her name is olivia withback. He's an 8th grader. On behalf of Delegate McQuinn, who is hosting a couple of students, I would like to ask shanna anthony and heaven talker in faulkner and I would like to ask to give them a warm House welcome. [applause] Delegate Head .
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, joining us in the gallery, we have city councilwoman from the city of Roanoke, michelle distrer. We're glad to have her here. She's also the director of the byes and girls club. You've already heard from others about how important that is. She's serving double duty. On behalf of my col league, Delegate Rasoul, I would ask that the House give her a warm welcome. [applause] >> Delegate Ware .
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> I do not know if they have reached the gallery but there is a group of honor students from poawown high school. They are here to observe what we do here and see something in the capitol. I don't see Delegate foy. We had a lively discussion about her bill, 443 and I will have to say that these students were lively advocates for that bill. I have to say I was on the other side, but that's -- that's something for another time. I hope members will join me in welcoming the students. [applause] >> I think they just walked in. We want to welcome the students to the capitol. The Delegate from Fairfax. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of an announcement. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you. As chair of the arts caucus, I wanted to invite this you to the 018 session. The meeting will be held tomorrow 8:30 to 9:30 a.M. In room 2-before of the pocahontas building. This will be geared towards education. The 1st century work force will require capabilities including critical thinking and creative approaches to problem solving is. The new federal requirements for every student succeeding a well-rounded education. I hope you will join me tomorrow morning, pocahontas, 200-b at 8:30. We'll be joined by the executive director for the commission on the arts and we'll also hear from holly coy. Hope you will all join me tomorrow. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
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Delegate Lopez. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We're joined today in the gallery by members of zero carbon Virginia. This is a group of scientists, engineers, economists who advocate for carbon-free energy production and distribution technologies. They support solutions that address climate change and public health while advancing. They seek to help make Virginia a leader in low-cost and clean energy production. I ask that we give them a warm House welcome. [applause] >> The House would like to welcome the members from zero carbon Virginia to the capitol. The Delegate from Virginia beach, Delegate convirs-Fowler. >> Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor. Pier. >> I'm honor today to introduce a number of groups who are here to advocate for the equal rights amendment. And they are liberal women of Chesterfield, women of the fifth, women matter., indivisible, code blue. Women nearly doubled our numbers in the House of delegates this year. As of 2018, we have finally surpassed the 25% mark in state legislatures across the country. We're giving voice to issues that that matter to women. The groups are here to advocate for the era and to express gratitude for the efforts this body has already made on women's issues. Please join me in giving them a warm welcome. [applause] >> The House would like to extend a warm welcome to the various women's groups advocates for era and other causes. Pursuant to House rule 30, the journal shall reflect the following members are away on personal business and are granted leave -- Delegate Austin. The clerk shall announce the next order of business.
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Mr. Speaker, the second morning order of business, member requests to move requests for uncontested calendar to the regular calendar. There are several. On Page 9 of the printed calendar, Delegate Orrock 's had been 866. That's been asked to be moved to the regular calendar by debt Gilbert. Within the same category but moving to Page 12 of the printed calendar, Delegate hockey's hodge's 13308. That's been requested moved by Delegate kohl. Cole. On Page 14, Delegate Freitas ' 1479 bill. That's been requested to be moved to the regular calendar by Delegate Simon. And Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 23 of the calendar, printed calendar and within the same category, House bill second uncontested Delegate Pillion 's 1556. That's been requested to be moved to be regular calendar by Delegate Adams. Those are all of the moved requests that I have.
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The clerk shall announce the next order of business.
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The third morning hour, announcements, requests by members for legislation to go by for the day and if any of the subsequent motions by the majority leader. There are a number. Mr. Speaker, first category, third reading uncontested, Page 10 of the printed calendar, Page 10, Delegate Boysko 's House bill 1087. She's asked to take that die for by for the day. Within the same category, but Page 13, Delegate Lopez 's House bill 1372. That bill has been asked to be taken by for the debut Delegate -- for the day by Delegate Hugo. Delegate Freitas ' 1479 that's been requested already to be moved to the regular calendar and now Delegate Freitas wishes to have that -- the bill go by for the day. Page 23, same category, Delegate Hugo has asked to take by for the day House bill 1233. To Page 25, Delegate Hodges House bill 1096, he's asked to that that go by for the day. Same category, Page 28 of the printed calendar, Delegate Head 's 1213, he has requested that that go by for the day. Also on Page 28, Delegate Kilgore 's 1258, that's been requested to go by for the day by Delegate Kilgore as well as Delegate Bell. Same category, turning to Page 29, Delegate kill ger's had -- Delegate kill ger's 1227. Moving ahead to resolutions regular on Page 32 and 33 of today's printed calendar, Delegate Miyares House joint resolution 6 has requested that go by for the day. The same Page, Delegate 's LaRock, 41, he has asked that go by for the day. Turning to Page 33. Delegatehead, House joint resolution 111, he has asked that that go by the for the day. That's all of the requests by for the day that I have.
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Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert .
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Mr. Speaker, I move that the seemingly dozens of bills announced by the clerk go by for the day.
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Delegate Gilbert moves that the bills announced by the clerk go by for the day. All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no?
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Mr. Mr. Speaker?
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Before we go to the next item, might I request -- was hb 734 on Page 16 taken by for the day -- I move that be taken by for the day. I apologize to the patron. That just came up. >> 734?
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Yes, sir. >> Delegate Toscano requests that on Page 16 of the printed calendar, had been 734 go by for the day.
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All those in favor of 734 going by for the day say aye. [ayes expressed]
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Those opposed no? That bill goes by for the day.
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To the fourth morning hour of business, member requests -- for points of personal privilege are now in order. >> Delegate wear. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, wife's heard a lot in recent days, recent hours, about white smoke. We are told that a great Peace has been achieveled by our leaders about the energy rate freeze for dominion bill, as it is often referred to. These reports May be it true. However, it is not impossible that they are premature. Indeed, it's just as likely that they don't signal vatican-like white smoke at all, but only smoke. Whatever the prospects of a major compromise May be, let us remember the context of this vital issue before the doors close to further consideration. In 2015, this body approved Senate bill 1349 by a vote of 72-24-2. As now we were assured then that the rate freeze granted dominion, thus by passing the oversight of the state corporation committee, commission, that would be good for everyone, including ratepayers. Over the intervening years, many of you have come to agree that the House and the Senate were mistaken in 2015. Allow me today to suggest that we would err again were we to accept the compromised bill offered to us. Let me explain why the commission has reviewed the original bills and the substitute and the commissioner's is -- and I will be doing a fair amount of quoting, the provision in current law that allows utilities to keep more than -- I think there is a misprint here, 30% of their excess earnings is continued. 30% is the correct one. I've got a misprint here. The legislation allows utilities -- I 'm back with the scc language, the legislation allows the utilities to keep future excess earnings, ie, customer overpayments and rather than return them to customers use them for capital projects who I are chosen by the utility. In addition, the utilities can charge customers for these same projects in base rates. End of get. Later, the scc notes, and again, I go to their language -- dominion's large service customers can receive a 2% reduction in base generation charges if they forgo the opportunity to purchase generation competitively, end quote and the reference is to large industrial clients. The scc analysis has confirmed for us in everyday language by our own deputy attorney general. Again, I cite his words -- he says, we believe portions of the bill will effectively continue and extend the rate freeze. Effectively, we believe customers will be paying twice for these investments. End quote. For a lot of years here in the House, in the usage, which seems to have lapsed recently, we used to pledge to protect the little guy. We is even had a hand signal to indicate that, the little guy. Today, with regard to this utility oversight regulation, I invite us to ask ourselves who is the little guy? The forgotten man or woman in this conversation. Let me identify them. That's the pate rayer. As -- ratepayer. As we mull that, please recall the words that don't need any sophistication the translation. The bill effectively eliminates the rate payor impact test. The rim test measures the cost that all consumers are required to pay for a program that mainly benefits a small fraction of customers. End quote. The bill -- let me repeat that. The bill effectively eliminates the rate payor impact test. This afternoon, a commerce and labor energy subcommittee will have the last chance this session to vote for a clean repeal of the 2015 legislation. If that fails and an earlier version went down 15-1 in the Senate, opposed by the same interests which is championed by our colleague, deputy Rasoul, we'll have the bill that the scc criticizes so forcely and forcibly and I would say clearly. I do not underestimate what this body is capable of, capable of accomplishing when we allow our better angels to guide us or if we allow selfs to be -- allow selfs to be guided by gimbly. He was the dwarf in the epic "lord of the rings." let him have the last word from counsel before entering into dark places. What did he say entering? Certainty of death, small chance of success, what are we pating waiting for? [laughter] [no audio]
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Delegate Herring. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, members of the chamber, today in celebration of Black history, I will reflect on justice, inspiration and a Peace of Virginia history. The story of mildred and richard in the long ark of justice their case represents. In June of 1957, richard loving and mildred were married in Washington, d.C. 80 miles from their families and where they've lived for generations. This is because Virginia was one of 18 states where they could not get married. On July 11th, 1957, the sheriff and several officers busted into their home and questioned their love for one another and their right to be married. To them, marriage between a Black woman and a white man was unconscionable. When mildred said I 'm his wife, they replied not here and they were arrested. Richard spent one night in jail while pregnant mildred spent three nights in prison for the same crime, violating the racial integrity act. For some of us, we did not learn about the powerful story until we were taught about the case in law school. I speak about the loving case because it illustrates the power of our nation's 14th amendment, for the advancement of civil rights. It also speaks of the power of justice. At the end of the supreme court opinion in the concurring opinion, the court says there's no legitimate overriding purpose independent of racial discrimination which justifies this classification. The fact that Virginia prohibits only inner racial marriages involving white persons demonstrates the racial classification must stand on their own justification as a measure to design to maintain white supremacy. We've constantly denied the measures, which restrict the rights of citizens on account of race. There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause. As we constantly move toward justice toward equality and make progress in the chamber, I think about what history lives here, where we are today to fight for justice and to make our home a better place. One of my predecessors in the 46th district, bernie cohen, was one of the attorneys who fought for the leaving couple. He was a volunteer at the aclu and he brought this activism and desire for a better criminal justice system to us, here in this chamber. I -- that's why -- one of the reasons I stand up and ask for change in the criminal justice system, why I support ending the pipeline and why I advocate for equality. We are here, all of us about the work at hand. In another generation, it May be unbelievable to a young person that two gay people who love one another were not allowed to marry. Or they May find it difficult to under the big deal that we made about our dreamers who were children brought here from another place who only want to make their place this this home. I would like to recognize the lovings as well as their belief in the heart of the american dreams. I want to celebrate those who move justice for us and I want to celebrate those who key with help by working to make our commonwealth a better place. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause]
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Delegate weber. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, yesterday, there was an announcement regards to a bipartisan bill of which I am grateful to be a patron of. As many of you know, cutting red tape has been an ongoing project of mind and I 'm humbled and grateful that it's also a priority of yours, Mr. Speaker, and has become much more prominent over the course of the last four years. Our legislation in your office, and governor Northam have been instrumental. I believe this will be the tip of the spear of helping create businesses and provide people with the dignity of work. We've seen efforts on both sides of the aisle to begin to reform much of our bureaucracy to create an atmosphere of creative. Delegates Keam and Freitas in particular, and many others have brought forth edge lent ideas -- excellent ideas. House bill 883 is a pilot program that focuses on the professional and occupational licensing. The ultimate goal is to reduce regulatory requirements, compliance costs and regulatory burden by 25% by July of 2021. The responsible secretaries will create a baseline by October of this year and that baseline will be reported to the department of budget and planning and published in the regulatory town Hall. The 25% goal will be based on this number. The pilot agencies shall report each year with a 7.5% reduction in the last year being a 10% reduction to equal 25%. At the end. Pilot period, the secretary of finance will report to the speaker and the chairman of the Senate rules this report and this report will include progress towards the 5% reduction, recommendations for expanding the program to other entities and any other information that May be helpful to the general assembly in our efforts. If the 5% -- if the 25% reduction is not met, the secretary will report the effectiveness of possibly implements a 2 for 1 regulatory budget. This bill clarifies an executive order that's been in place for at least the lost two governors. The agency will provide a scheduled list of each regulation that shall be reviewed every four years and published on the leak regulatory town tall. This is a huge step forward when it comes to effective governance. It's a comprehensive measure, it's a deliberate measure. And I 'm proud of the efforts of this body as we advance the common goal of good governance. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And I look forward to carrying this legislation forward. [applause] >> Does any member have any further announcements, introductions or motions? If not, the clerk will call the calendar.
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Call for today, Tuesday, February 67th, 2018 for the Virginia House of delegates. First order of business, category 1, Senate bill on third reading uncontested calendar. 866. A bill to make certain hospital licenses effective until December 1, 2018. The bill has an emergency clause and was reported from the committee on health, welfare and institutions. >> Delegate Poindexter .
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members of the body, 866 is a equivalent to my bill, 175 which passed 99-0 on January 22nd. You would recall that my bill extended the acute care hospital license for the hospital in Patrick County from December 21st, 2017. Extended those to December 31st, 20818 in order to allow time to find a buyer for that closed hospital. I move the Senate pill pass.
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Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 99, noes zero.
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The bill passes.
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Continuing with the next category on today's calendar -- h1n1s on third reading. Page 2 of the printed calendar. 29 bills on third reading uncontested in the block. They are as follows -- House bill 1413, 543, 555, 3, House bill 8. Page 4, had beens 84, 196, 215, 231, 339. Page 6, House bills 358, 377, 5989. 769, 812, 821. Page 8, continuing, 844, 853, 865. 866 has been moved to regular calendar and out of the block. Continuing with the block, House bills 877, 925. Page 10, 1035, House bill 1087 has been taken by for the day. Continues with the block, 1091, 1056, 1265, 1367. Page 12, 1038 has opinion moved to the regular calendar. Continuing, House bills 1430, 1468 and rounding it out, House bill 1473.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes -- ayes 99. Noes zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, noes zero. The bills pass. >> Continuing with today's calendar on Page 13 of the printed version, next category is House bills on third reading regular. House bill 1372 has been taken by for the day. The first bill is 584. A bill to amend and reenact 28.2-600 and 28.2-601 of the code of Virginia, relating to oyster-planting ground; oyster-planting ground; lynnhaven river. >> Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the role.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, noes 5. >> The bill passes. Turning to Page 14. H.B. 916. A bill to amend and reenact s 51.5-116 of the code of Virginia and to amend the code of Virginia by adding in article 10 of chapter 14 of title 51.5 a section numbered 51.5-169.1 relating to long-term employment support services and extended employment services.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 98. Noes zero. Abstentions one.
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
And Mr. Speaker, House bill 1600 relating to public schools; student discipline; long-term suspension.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 83. Noes 15.
[Unknown]
Ayes 83, noes 15. The bill passes. [applause] >> Mr. Speaker, returning to Page 9 of the printed calendar, bill before us now is House bill 866. Scenic river designations.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 94, noes 5. >> Ayes 94, noes 5. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
And turning to Page 10 of the printed -- I 'm sorry. Page 12. I apologize. Bill before us is 1308. Relating to plan review; acceptance of signed plan in lieu of review. Shall the bill pass?
[Unknown]
Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 96. Noes 1. >> Ayes 96. Noes 1. The bill passes. >> Continuing with today's calendar, on Page 14 of the printed version, next category House bills on second reading uncontested calendar. Approximately two dozen bills in the uncontested second reading block. House bill 1479 has been moved to the regular calendar. Therefore, the first bill within the block, Page 15 of the printed calendar is House bill a bill to amend and reenact 24.2-404 and 24.2-404.4 of the code of Virginia, relating to voter registration list maintenance; due date of annual report. Reported from committee on privileges and elections with amendment.
[Unknown]
Delegate Cole. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the committee amendments. >> Sham the committee amendments be agreed to? All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? It's agreed to.
Mark Cole
This bill sim political carbon Virginia -- this bill clarifies a conduct in the code when the voter regulation list is due. It says that the department of elections shall provide the list by October 1st and the amendment says that the commissioner of the election shall certify to the best of his knowledge its accuracy. I hope it will be the will of the body to engross the bill and pass it to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Next up -- a bill to amend and reenact 42.1-36 of the code of Virginia, relating to local library boards. Reported from committee on general laws. >> Delegate Fowler .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Let's see. Back in the fall, the carolina county board of supervisors received a resolution from Caroline County library, inc, which stated they wanted to get out of managing the library business. So House bill 62 simply adds Caroline County to the list of those localities that are not required to establish a library board. So again, I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass it onto the third reading.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from -- the Delegate from Charlottesville. >> Mr. Speaker, I would ask wait until everyone gets back in their seat.
[Unknown]
Okay. Clerk will proceed. I'm sorry. Delegate from Charlottesville .
[Unknown]
I rise for a motion. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move that on Page 14 of the printed calendar, that having note -- voted on the prevailing side which we passed hb 1600, move we reconsider that vote so several members can make sure they pressed the right button. A do-over.
[Unknown]
Having voted on the prevailing side that the House consider passing 1600. All those in favor say aye aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? That bill is reconsidered. >> Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Delegate from Shenandoah .
[Unknown]
Parliamentary inquiry? Would it be possible for the bill to go by temporarily. >> You can make that motion.
[Unknown]
At what point in the calendar will it appear if it goes by temporarily? I note that all members are not in their seats.
Kirk Cox
Generally, at the end of the next category. Yeah. Can be the next category at the end of the day. >> Okay. All right. I have no such motion at this time. [laughter] I think he's just testing me. Sham the bill shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 84. Noes 15. >> Ayes 84. Noes 15. The bill passes. [applause]
[Unknown]
Clerk will proceed. >> Continuing, continuing with the block, House bill 71 a bill to provide for the submission to the voters of a proposed amendment to section 6-a of the constitution of Virginia, relating to real property tax; exemption. Reported from committee on privileges and elections. >> The Delegate from from Virginia batch, Delegate Miyares .
Jason Miyares
House bill 71 simply puts to the voters a dom bill that passed last year. That allows the spouses killed of those skilled in action and surviving spouses -- having loved ones killed in action in the line of duty and first responders in police, their tax exemption travels with them. If they sell their property, this corrects that section of the code and I hope it's the pleasure of the House to pass the bill onto the third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing on. Next up is -- h.B. 614. A bill to amend and reenact 54.1-3700 and 54.1-3705 of the code of Virginia, relating to practice of social work. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions. >> The Delegate from from Newport News, Delegate Price. >> Currently here in the commonwealth, we have two levels of licensure for social work. Licensed social workers which includes masters and bachelors levels and licensed clinical social work. This would create a mid-level license. I just wanted to note that neither sections, 54.1-3701, the exemptions nor 51.3709, the unlawful designation of social workers are altered in any way by hb 614. I move that the House engross the bill and pass it onto the third reading. >> House bill 734 has been taken by for the day. Next up -- 820. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 4.1-310.1, relating to alcoholic beverage control; delivery of wine or beer to retail licensee; wholesaler requirement. Reported from committee on general laws with substitute. House bills on second reading uncontested calendar
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute? >> All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
It's agreed to. Delegate Knight ?
[Unknown]
820 adds clarity to the three tier system pertaining to abc laws. I move the House engross the bill and move to the third reading. >> House bill 854. A bill to amend and reenact 54.1-2957.15 of the code of Virginia, relating to practice of polysomnographic technology; licensure; students or trainees. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions. >> The Delegate from from Hanover, Delegate Peace. This would allow a sleep tech knoll gist in -- technology in person.
[Unknown]
House bill 955. A bill to amend and reenact 46.2-921.1 and 46.2-1026 of the code of Virginia, relating to electrical service utility vehicles; yielding right-of-way or reducing speed. Reported from committee on transportation with amendment. >> The Delegate from Newport News, Delegate Yancey. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. T I move the committee amendment. >> Shall the committee amendment be agreed to? All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? It's agreed to. Delegate Yancey. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 955 says you have to yield the right-of-way to an electric or natural gas utility vehicle, especially during emergencies. I move that the House engross the bill and move it to its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1003. A bill to amend and reenact 32.1-276.5 of the code of Virginia, relating to health care data reporting; civil penalty for failure to report. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Bedford, Delegate Byron .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. 1003 adds some accountability into health -- charity care reporting, a bill that we passed last year, and adds accountability in .
[Unknown]
Continuing on, 1005. A bill to amend and reenact 4.1-404 of the code of Virginia, relating to alcoholic beverage control; wine wholesaler; primary area of responsibility. Reported from committee on general laws with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> I move the committee amendment. >> All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed]
Todd Gilbert
Those opposed no? The committee amendment is agreed to. Delegate Gilbert. >> Thank you. This amends the wine franchise act and puts them on an even footing with brewers who have successfully used agreements by which they can be in a geographic area. It does not require or mandate that anyone enter into such an agreement. I move the bill be passed to the greeting. >> H.B. 1158. A bill to amend and reenact 32.1-263 of the code of Virginia, relating to death certificates; medical certification; electronic filing; hospice. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions with substitute. >> Delegate Wilt .
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to in all those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The committee substitute is agreed to. Delegate Wilt. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 1158 adds physician healthcare providers to work through hospice services to be included in the group that must use electronic filing of death certificates upon billing out death certificates. I move the bill be engrossed and move to the third reading. >> H.B. 1170. A bill to amend and reenact 2.2-1111 of the code of Virginia, relating to the department of general services; regulations of the division of purchases and supply; purchase of fuel by fire companies and volunteer emergency medical services agencies. Reported from committee on general laws with substitute. >> The Delegate from from loudon, Delegate LaRock. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 1170 will allow volunteer firefighting companies and volunteer ems to use the fuel owned and operated by the volunteer firefighting companies and ems. I move the substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All those in favor say aye. >> Yep.
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? It's agreed to. Delegate LaRock. >> The substitute incorporates language represented by the department of general services which designates which vehicles would qualify for access to fuel under the state negotiated contracts. I move that this bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading. >> Continuing with the block on Page 19 of the printed calendar, h.B. 1177. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding in chapter 34 of title 38.2 an article numbered 8, consisting of sections numbered 38.2-3461 through 38.2-3466, relating to health insurance; covered services provided pharmacies and pharmacists; activities of pharmacy benefits managers. Reported from committee on commerce and labor with substitute. >> The Delegate from Washington. Delegate Pillion. >> I move the committee substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? It's agreed to. Delegate Pillion .
[Unknown]
House bill 1177 is a bill that addresses the practice of co-pay gag orders from pharmacy benefit managers which can and do lead to higher drug costs for patient. This incorporates elements from the legislation --
Todd E. Pillion
House will come to order. Continue. >> This is a vehicle that incourt rates elements from debt Byron and Hodges. I appreciate the opportunity to work with them and bring forth one bill that's good for patience and community pharmacists in our districts. This is a pro-consumer pro-transparency bill that states you should pay the lowest available Price for your medication and your pharmacists should have the ability to discuss important details with you about your medication without fear of retribution. This would have a positive impact on our constituents and community pharmacists. I hope it will be the pleasure to pass the bill to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill continuing on -- h.B. 1197. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding in article 2.1 of chapter 4 of title 32.1 a section numbered 32.1-111.15:1, relating to stroke care quality improvement. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions with substitute. H.B. 1252. A bill to amend and
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? It's agreed to. Delegate Gilbert. Had been 1197 will ensure that Virginia collects state-wide stroke data which will lead to improved patient care, reductions in mortality and disability and decrease healthcare costs. Virginia can better track the response and outcome of each stroke to discover and implement future care. And thereby reduce mortality. I move that House bill 1197 be engrossed and passed to its third reading, sir. Thank you. >> Continuing -- 1252. A bill to amend and reenact the first and third enactments of chapters 358 and 382 of the acts of assembly of 2013, as amended by chapter 803 of the acts of assembly of 2017 relating to pilot programs for certain power purchase agreements. Reported from committee on commerce and labor with substitute.
[Unknown]
Debt Kilgore .
Terry Kilgore
I ask that we adopt the committee substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to in all those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? It's agreed to. Delegate Kilgore .
[Unknown]
The committee substitute for 1252 expanding the existing prior purchase agreement pilot in the dominion areas into all investor-owned utility territories in the commonwealth. I hope it will be the clear pleasure of the House to pass this to the pier their reading. >> H.B. 1262. A bill to amend and reenact 2.2-1124 of the code of Virginia, relating to the department of general services; disposition of surplus motor vehicles. General laws February 1, 2018. H.B. 1275. A bill to amend and reenact 2.2-3705.6 of the code of Virginia, relating to the Virginia freedom of information act; record exclusion for trade secrets supplied to the Virginia department of transportation. Reported from committee on general laws.
David Toscano
This will allow the department of general services to transfer and donate vehicles that would otherwise be put up for public sale or action to the Virginia community college educational foundations in order that they May use it for their car donation programs, that assist low-income students in work force training programs in helping them overcome barriers to employment. I move that the body engross the bill and pass it onto its third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1275. To amend and reenact 2.2-3705.6 of the code of Virginia, relating to the Virginia freedom of information act; record exclusion for trade secrets supplied to the Virginia department of transportation. Reported from committee on general laws.
Lashrecse Aird
This amends the code to reinstate under the freedom of information act for certain confidential and propry tier information as part of audits, special investigations around studies, conducted by the Virginia department of transportation. This exemption used to exist with the Virginia department of transportation. But with the establishment of osig, they lost that exemption. So we're trying to reinstate it so they can conduct their audit. I ask that we engross the bill and move it onto its third reading.
[Unknown]
Next up in the block -- House bill 1354. A bill to amend and reenact 46.2-1020 of the code of Virginia, relating to lighting devices on motor vehicles; covering. Reported from committee on transportation with substitute. >> Delegate Fariss .
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Shall the committee substitute be agreed to to? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? It's agreed to. Delegate Fariss. >> Mr. Speaker, lag of the House, House bill 1355 moves requirement to operate motor vehicles equipped with certain nonlighting devices that certain lighting devices be covered. I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to engross this and move it to the third reading. >> Turning to Page 31. Don'ting with 1377. A bill to amend and reenact 54.1-3408 of the code of Virginia, relating to possession and administration of epinephrine; outdoor education programs. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions. >> Delegate Torian .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, House bill 1377 seeks to increase child safety. This bill would permit employees of outdoor educational programs be trained to administer epi-pens in case of an emergency. I move the House engross the bill and pass it to its third reading. >> H.B. 1379. A bill to amend and reenact 4.1-204 of the code of Virginia, relating to alcoholic beverage control; records of retail licensees. Reported from committee on general laws with amendments. >> The Delegate from Chesterfield, Delegate Robinson .
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment. >> Shall the committee amendments be agreed to? All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? Agreed to. Delegate Robinson. >> Thank you. This bill establishes that electronic records of retail licensees May be stored offsite provided the records are readily retrievable for inspection by the abc board or its special agents at the licensed premises. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 22, next up is 1439. A bill to require the state board of social services to amend certain regulations related to staffing of assisted living facilities providing care for adults with serious cognitive impairments. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions with amendment. >> Delegate Sickles .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This is a technical bill that restores and I move the committee amendment. >> Shall the committee amendments be agreed to? All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no?
Mark Sickles
It's agreed to. Delegate Sickles. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As I was going to say, this re-establishes an exemption for assisted living centers with less than ten people. That was left out of a rule-making process. I move the bill be engrossed and passed onto the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1494 has been re-referred to hwi. Next up -- House bill 1520. A bill to amend and reenact 4.1-200 of the code of Virginia, relating to alcoholic beverage control; exemptions from licensure; nonprofit swim clubs. Reported from committee on general laws with substitute. >> Delegate Sullivan .
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? It's agreed to.
[Unknown]
Hb 1520 corrects an anomaly in the abc law allowing swim clubs to allow members to bring alcoholic beverages for their own consumptions. It's a byob bill. I move the bill be engrossed and passed onto the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1540. A bill to amend and reenact s 30-354 of the code of Virginia, relating to the commission on civic education; sunset. Reported from committee on rules with substitute.
[Unknown]
Delegate Landes. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to move the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to to? All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? It's agreed to. Delegate Landes .
Steve Landes
Mr. Speaker and members of the House, 1540 extends the sunset for the commission on civic education and expands the membership. Under this legislation, the commission membership would be expanded from 15 to 19 members with ten legislative members and eight non-legislative members. I move that the House engross the bill and pass it onto its third reading.
[Unknown]
And had been 1556 has been moved to the regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills be engrossed and passed to the third reading. All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? The bills are engross and passed to the third reading. >> Next kat on category, House bills on second reading regular. About a dozen bills in this category. 1233 has been taken by for the day. Push 1270. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 10.1-1184.1, relating to regional greenhouse gas initiative; prohibition on participation by commonwealth. Delegate Poindexter .
Charles Poindexter
Thank you. House bill 1270 states very clearly that the governor nor any state agencior agency or jurisdiction May institute a cap and trade system. It also states that neither the ective or state agency May not participate in a regional custody custody re -- in a regional carbon dioxide group. The bill states also very clearly, that either of these May happen with the approval of the House of delegates and the Senate on whatever program has been set up. Mr. Speaker, members of the body, energy is too important for our citizens. We need the energy. We need the reliability. We need it for our cost. We need it for our vehicles. We need it for everything we do. Mr. Speaker, I would move that this bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading. >> Delegate Toscano .
[Unknown]
Thank you. Will the Delegate yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the Delegate yield for a question? >> I yield. >> Delegate yields. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would ask the Delegate, does he oppose the commonwealth being involved in a market-based approach called cap and trade as involves carbon emissions?
[Unknown]
I would say that's really not relevant. The point somebody should the House of delegates and the Senate have a role in the policy and I would have a role as an elected official representing my district. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill? >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I want to take you back 30 years living in southern california. None of us were living there 30 years ago. But a lot of people were or if you were living in a major metropolitan area, new York city, Washington, d.C. For those of you who remember that time, you will remember that a lot of the air was very fouled. There was a lot of c02, nitrous oxide in the in the air -- in the air generated by power plants. There was -- that was the time when the environmental movement was really getting going and there were a lot of requests being made by environmentalists to clean it up. And the original conclusion solution was one that had a -- the original solution had a lot of people upset. It involved putting scrubbers on these power plants. And naturally, people running the plants were very concerned. This was very expensive equipment and everyone was going to have to put these scrubbers on whether you had a relatively clean plant or dirty plant and they tried and tried and tried and they could never get that resolution passed. So they came up with an idea that was generated by an attorney, a republican attorney, in the first bush administration, and idea based on market principles, an idea that came on known as cap -- came to be known as cap and trade and under the principle, would you let the market work and you would let those people who generated the most pollution, essentially buy credits from those people generating the least pollution. So that those people who wanted to en generate lower amounts, they would invest and recapture their costs by trading the lower emissions to the higher emissions. That bill passed and it passed because people thought, we will, we let the market work and. And there was a cost for treating people for asthma, et cetera, the cost of cleaning up the air. The scheme worked masterfully. Whip you add to the catalytic converters that were put on a lot of vehicles around the country, you clined up a lot of the air c02 and nitrous oxide. So fast forward to recent years and states are trying to think of ways they can deal with carbon emissions. I think most people recognize the carbon emissions are a big problem in terms of the climate. So they came up with a concept called reggie. The regional greenhouse gas emissions initiative. That applied a number of states in the northeast. And they put in a regiment whereby emissions would be capped and traded. You set a cap. You trade under the cap or above the cap and people who were generating the most emissions they pay and those generating the least, they get a benefit. What happened? Well, in these states between the ten years, since reggi was in place, emissions fell by 50%. Not only that, states were raising money, too, because they were doing the auctions and they would raise money to the tune of billions of dollars and invest in environmental protection. So let's fast forward a couple years and think about it, if we were to join reggi. Not only would we have a regimen that would cause emissions to decline, but we would have millions of dollars, millions of dollars that could be spent on farms throughout the commonwealth for best management practices that so many of us in this room hear about from our rural communities. Now, wouldn't that be a think to behold? And what you are doing with this bill is making it very difficult for us to engage and enter that compact that will make a difference for the -- for the commonwealth of Virginia and make a difference for our citizens. I hope that you will vote no on this bill. >> Shallle bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? Yea all those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Continuing, next up is House bill 443. A bill to amend and reenact s 22.1-253.13:4 of the code of Virginia, relating to high school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding credit for foreign language credit. Reported from committee on education with substitute. There is a floor substitute offered by Carroll foy as well. >> Delegate Carroll foy.
[Unknown]
I move that the House reject the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The knows have it. Substitute is rejected. Delegate Carroll foy. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move that the House accept the floor substitute.
[Unknown]
All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? The ayes have it. The floor substitute is agreed to. Delegate Carroll foy. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The floor substitute puts the bill in proper posture by removing the state council of higher education study. This allows coding classes to operate as a substitute for a foreign language class in two twocircumstances -- one where the student is enrolled in an english-language learner program or where the student has a recognized disability. The bill would benefit english as a second language learner students and children with disabilities by giving them the option to take a coding course. It will also promote the priority of promoting coding in k through 12 education. I hope it's the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and move it onto its third reading. >> Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Next up -- h.B. 1075. A bill to amend and reenact 29.1-338, 29.1-530.2, 29.1-546, and 29.1-550 of the code of Virginia, relating to poaching; revocation of hunting, trapping, or fishing license and privileges. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources with amendment.
[Unknown]
Delegate marshal. >> Yes. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion that we refer 1075 back to ac and r. I've spoken to the-a-thon. The spoke -- I 've spoken to the patron. The bill will be heard and we're not trying to do any funny things here.
[Unknown]
All of those in referring back to the committee -- >> Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Yes, Delegate Toscano .
[Unknown]
Will the Delegate yield for a question? >> I yield.
[Unknown]
The Delegate yields. >> Do you agree with this motion and under what conditions? [laughter]
[Unknown]
If it passes. Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
To the Delegate from Charlottesville, I do not believe that we need to put this bill back before a subcommittee or committee. It passed out of subcommittee. It passed out of committee in a bipartisan fashion. This is a fair hunting anti-poaching measure. It's not one that's going to be subject to a broad misuse by anybody within the department of gaming and fisheries. I believe it had a full, fair hearing in subcommittee and committee and I hope that we reject this motion and pass the thill onto the third reading. Thank you. >> Mr. Speaker? >> Delegates
[Unknown]
Delegate Toscano, will the Delegate return to the floor and yield for a question? >> I will yield.
[Unknown]
Delegate yields.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker. The re-referral of the bill means nothing more than working on the bill and getting it right and getting it back to the floor.
[Unknown]
Yes, that's what we're doing.
[Unknown]
Will the Delegate characterize whether he's in category number one or category number two, which is designed to essentially kill the bill without voting for it? [laughter]
[Unknown]
I'm in category number one. [laughter] >> Mr. Speaker? Mr. Speaker? Will the gentleman field for a yes request question? >> Delegate yield for another question? >> Yes. >> Delegate yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would ask the Delegate whether he's on the subcommittee that will hear this bill and would have the ability to shape its future progress in this body.
[Unknown]
I'm not on that subcommittee, Mr. Speaker. I am -- I will be tied up with Mr. Kilgore's subcommittees until about 8:00 tonight t so I cop trade -- tonight. I could trade off, though. >> Can this bill go by temporarily? >> That's a motion. All those in favor of 1075 going by temporarily say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The ayes have it. The bill goes by temporarily. >> Continuing with House bills on second reading regular -- 1096 has been taken by for the day. 751. A bill to amend and reenact 29.1-744.3 of the code of Virginia, relating to motorboats; means of propulsion; when person in water accompanying boat. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources with amendments. Those amendments were agreed to yesterday.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Chesapeake, Delegate Leftwich .
Kirk Cox
This bill would simply allow participants of certain watersports to engage in the sports with a propulsion system that's forward as opposed to an engine. I ask the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. >> Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
On Page 26. House bill number 1. To amend and reenact 2.2-3705.6 of the code of Virginia, relating to the Virginia freedom of information act; record exclusion for trade secrets supplied to the Virginia department of transportation. Reported from committee on general laws. Delegate Wilt has a floor substitute that's been distributed and is available online.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Rockingham, Delegate Wilt .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. There is the committee substitute and the floor substitute. The difference is the floor substitute simply adds a little more clarifying language specifically except as prohibited by law and regulations. I would ask that we adopt the committee substitute and reject the substitute. I move it. And reject. >> Reject --
[Unknown]
I think reject the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
All those in favor say aye? Those opposed no? >> Noes have it. It's rejected.
[Unknown]
I move the floor substitute.
[Unknown]
The weapon is on the floor substitute. All those in favor of the floor substitute say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? Ayes have it. The floor substitute is adopted. Delegate Wilt. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 1 is what's been labeled as the student protection bill and I really appreciate all of the hard work that's goon into it, the input from individuals and organizations, educational institutes, a lot of folks have had input in that. When the bill originally started, we were primarily dealing with the section of the coat and in the discussions as it progressed and we realized that that probably wasn't the best part of the code to be dealing with so we left that part and just, you know, moved the section we were working in. And Mr. Speaker, the bottom line, what the bill does, it says that the students' address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are not being able to be be given out to anyone. K through 12, there has to be patental permission given and for our higher education, the students have to opt in to give out that information. Again, their address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading. >> Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading all those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no?
[Unknown]
No.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 611. A bill to exempt neonatal care services in planning district 5 from the requirements of a certificate of public need. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions. >> Delegate Habeeb .
[Unknown]
House bill 611 is at its base a very simple bill to improve access to healthcare for sick children in western Virginia. The caption on this bill is totally misleading as to what it does when it says it's an exemption and it's not that. The only thing this bill does is if a particular application in planning district 5 is submitted, it will still go through the exact same process that every other application goes through with one exception, which is you will not consider the impry implications to the incumbent provider unless they are dropped to a certain level of care. We have one of these in the entire western half of the state in Virginia. All of you who don't live there live in markets with multiple providers. You have specialties nicus available. We don't have that. If you don't want the people in western Virginia to have this for the circkids, sick kids, vote no.
Patrick Hope
I do have some concerns with this bill despite what the gentleman of Salem I thises of me thinks of me after I give this speech. This seeks the unusual limitation on the ability of the commissioner to consider economic for service volume impacts on an existing provider. What it's doing, it's tying the hands of the commissioner to say that you can't consider the negative impact that by granting this application it could have on the region's largest safety net provider at Roanoke member. This -- Roanoke memorial. This is concerning because I think it's setting a dangerous precedent. Not only are we lowing the standard use, we're only doing it for one planning district. I don't believe this bill is necessary for one reason. Roanoke memorial nicu is about 68% capacity. So they have more than a enough room in this their hospital for more patients. Roanoke and Lewis gail medical, which is what the application is for, Lewis gail medical, they are only six miles apart. They are very close together. There are lower-level nicus serving. There's one in be there is. The last -- the last thing I will point out this application went through application process three times. Twice it was rejected and one time it was withdrawn. That's further evidence that there is not the need that this bill states. So for all of these reasonses, I hope the bill is not supported.
[Unknown]
Delegate Gilbert. >> Will the Delegate from Salem assume the floor and yield for a question. >> I will.
Todd Gilbert
Delegate yields. >> Tim I thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would ask the Delegate to articulate further if a -- if a child is born at Lewis gail hospital and requires care in the nicu, that child has to be transferred to a different hospital. Is there not some significant expense?
[Unknown]
I would tell the gentleman, there's several issues at play when that happens. My family has experienced that when our child had been tons ported from Lewis gail and you see the bill for many, many thousands of dollars. More important to me, though, than the money is the fact that you are separating that sick mother from their mother in that golden hour following birth and everyone who has experienced knows how important that window is for the mother and child to bond. And the idea that we will force babies to be taken from their mothers and moved across town, I don't care if it's six miles or six feet. To pull that baby away from the mother, to preserve the economic advantage of the other facility is not acceptable to me.
Kirk Cox
Thank the gentleman. >> Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? >> Ayes have it. The brill is bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Next, a bill related to adult protective services, appealability of findings made by social services.
Kirk Cox
Delegate Adams. >> 1026 clarifies what courts have identified as existing law in adult cases. This specifies that such findings are not subject to appeal under the administrative process act. I ask the body to engross the bill and pass it to its third reading. >> Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading? All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Page 27, continuing with second reading regular, 1002 has been referred to the committee on appropriations. Therefore, next up -- number 1024. >> This bill creates two changes to the governor's advisory board on service and volunteerism. It removes the sunset clause and changes the board term limits so we are in align with funding requirements. >> Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading all those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
The is have it -- the is have it. A h.B. 1144. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 24.2-418.2, relating to voter registration; persons assisting with the return of signed voter registration applications; certain identifying information required. Reported from committee on privileges and elections with amendments. >> I move the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
It's agreed to. Delegate Wilt .
[Unknown]
House bill 1144 would require an individual that is collecting voter registrations having another person registered to vote, that on that registration form would put their name and their -- or their phone number and the group name if they are working for a group. Mr. Speaker, if I could, the intent there is oftentimes there are Mrs. Takes made on the voter application and those eventually make their way to the registrars and then the registrars have the duty of trying to find that individual to correct the information. This bill asks that the person that had the initial contact with the -- with the -- with the person reg vegging, that registering that they would provide their information to shed light on correcting the information. It's an attempt to get accurate information for those registering to vote. I move the bill be engrossed around passed to the third reading. >> Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading all those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The bill is passed to the third reading. 12 and 1258 have been taken by for the day. 1247 has been taken by for the day. Therefore, the next one is 1606. A bill to amend and reenact 32.1-102.1 of the code of Virginia, relating to certificate of public need; psychiatric facilities. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions with amendment. >> I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The amendment is agreed to.
Bobby Orrock
The bill in its original form would be a removal from the process with the seek beds. With the committee amendment it removes them from the copn process but puts in place a less cumbersome permitting process that could have to be consistent with the state medical family's plan. The premise behind this, Mr. Speaker, and members of the body copn has not changed in roughly 40 years. My intent is to try to find some mechanism between an outright appeal but still have the state medical facility's plan and the commissioner waive the needs of the given areas. Right now in the commonwealth statewide there is not a shortage of beds but in many localities there is. So what that results in is an individual who needs in-patient psyche treatment, either one, having to travel a travel distance from their home or they don't get the treatment they May need because they are discharged back into their community. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. >> Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading all those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Returning to Page 23 of today's printed calendar, second reading, this bill has been moved. So the bill before us is 1556. A bill to amend and reenact 54.1-2519 and 54.1-2520 of the code of Virginia relating to prescription monitoring program; covered substances. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions. >> The Delegate from Washington. >> This adding certain schedule five drugs. This is a recommendation of the p and m advisory committee to make the information more useful. Hope it will be the pleasure of the House to pass this onto the third reading.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading all those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] [applause] >> Those opposed no? The bill is engrossed and passed to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 24 of the printed calendar, 1075 had been taken by temporarily. A bill to amend and reenact 29.1-338, 29.1-530.2, 29.1-546, and 29.1-550 of the code of Virginia, relating to poaching; revocation of hunting, trapping, or fishing license and privileges. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources with amendment.
[Unknown]
Delegate marshal?
[Unknown]
Just to clarify, a meigsing a motion is to refer is back to the agriculture Chesapeake and natural resources.
[Unknown]
Delegate Toscano. >> Especially to speak to a motion. >> The Delegate has the floor has the floor.
David Toscano
I asked the Delegate if this was category number one or category number two, which is sometimes the category for the bills to go back to subcommittee in order to die. It he said he was in category number one. But he wasn't on the subcommittee and that worries me. Mr. Speaker, in this body, we put a lot of faith in our system, spent a lot of time in subcommittees working on bills, spent some time in full committees working on bills. So far as I understand, this bill which is about poaching. It had a lot of opportunity to be worked on. If you don't like a bill that's going to restrain poaching, well, vote for this motion, send it back so you can kill a bill that is designed to restrain poaching. If you like a bill that's going to help cut down on poaching, let the bill go forward, be engrossed. If you don't want to vote for it tomorrow, don't vote for it. There's no need to send is back to the committee k. I would urge you to reject the motion. That means vote no on the motion, which means to put a red light up on the motion that it will go back to subcommittee. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Shall House bill 175 be re-referred? All of those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? >> No. >> The ayes have it. The bill is re-referred. Ayes and nays are called for. Shall had been 1 on 75 be -- House bill 1075 be preferred to the committee on ac and r. >> Ayes 50. Noes 49. >> Ayes --
[Unknown]
I think Mr. Speaker --
[Unknown]
Parliamentary inquiry. Did the clerk close the roll -- >> I think the clerk closed it at the proper time.
[Unknown]
Motion we destroy the roll and revote.
[Unknown]
You did reconsider. I was about to announce the vote. If you would like to reconsider the vote, you can. I think it was ayes 50. Noes 49. The bill is reconsidered. Delegate Toscano .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, parliamentary inquiry. >> The Delegate has the floor as much as I would like to do so I 'm not sure I can vote to reconsider a vote. I'm not on the prevailing side. >> Delegate is correct.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would ask for the role to be destroyed and revote to occur light of the confusion about when the vote was closed.
[Unknown]
Point of order. >> Delegate May state it.
[Unknown]
I don't know what the motion was the gentleman just stated.
[Unknown]
I think he was trying to make a reconsideration --
[Unknown]
I realize that. I restate my point of order. The gentleman did not make a proper motion.
Todd Gilbert
And I would also say that -- >> Mr. Speaker, point of order, then.
[Unknown]
Wait one second. I would say that the clerk's staff does a very good job of closing the roll. I try to have a certain rhythm. I think that was followed. I'm not going to destroy the role. If somebody would like to make a reconsideration motion, I will be happy to entertain that. >> Mr. Speaker? Having voted on the prevailing side, I move we reconsider the vote. >> Delegate Gilbert makes a motion that having voted on the prevailing side by which we re-referred 1075, we should we consider that vote. All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The ayes have it. That is reconsidered. Shall House bill 1075 be re-referred to the committee on ac and r. ? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 50, noes 49.
[Unknown]
That motion passes. And it's sent back. Clerk will continue with the calendar.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar on Page 29 of the printed calendar, next category of bills House bill with Senate amendment. There is one. It is House bill 154. A bill to amend and reenact s 58.1-301 of the code of Virginia, relating to conformity of the commonwealth's taxation system with the internal revenue code. It has an emergency class. It passed with a substitute that's now before the body. >> Delegate Ware .
[Unknown]
This is the annual tax conformity bill and we've seen fit to adopt the Senate version in effect in the deacon and this has to do with medical expense deduction threshold. Had we gone forward with the bill as I initially brought it, we would have put a 44 million-dollar hole in the budget and I thought it was more prudent going forward not to include that provision. So I would ask that we accept the Senate substitute. >> Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 99. Noes 0. >> Ayes 99, noes zero. It's agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 30 of the printed calendar last category resolutions, regular calendar. S.J.R. 43. Confirming appointments by the governor of certain persons communicated June 1, 2017. Reported from committee on privileges and elections with amendments. >> Delegate Cole .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendments. >> Shall the committee amendments be agreed to? All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? It's agreed to. Delegate Cole .
Kirk Cox
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Sj 43 confirms appointments made by by the previous governor. The amendment corrects a technical error that was in the original resolution. I move the adoption. >> Shall the resolution be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes the 8. Noes 8 -- ayes 98. Noes zero.
[Unknown]
The it's adopted.
[Unknown]
44 s.J.R. 44. Confirming appointments by the governor of certain persons communicated August 1, 2017. Reported from committee on privileges and elections >> Debt kohl?
[Unknown]
This confirms appointments. I move the adoption.
Kirk Cox
Shall the resolution be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 98. Noes zero.
[Unknown]
The regular adopted. S.J.R. 45. Confirming appointments by the governor of certain persons communicated October 1 2017. Reported from committee on privileges and elections >> Delegate Cole .
Kirk Cox
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Again, Senate joint resolution simply confirms appointments made by the governor. I move its adoption. >> Shall the resolution be adopted? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99. Noes 0. >> Ayes 99. Noes zero. The resolution is adopted. >> S.J.R. 46. Confirming appointments by the governor of certain persons communicated December 1 2017.
[Unknown]
Delegate Cole .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Again, 46 confirms appointments by the governor and I move its adoption. >> Shall the resolution be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 99. Noes zero. >> Ayes 99. Noes zero. The resolution is adopted. >> S.J.R. 71. Confirming appointments by the governor of certain persons communicated January 4, 2018. Reported from committee on privileges and elections with amendment. >> Delegate Cole. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I need to explain the amendment, Senate joint resolution, 71. What it does, is strike the appointments to the James monroe museum. There's a dispute between the previous governor and the foundation which funds the museum regarding those appointments. The memorandum of understanding between the foundation and the museum is that the governor is supposed to pick from a list that the museum -- that the foundation provides. Evidently, the governor on his way out did not adhere to that and, therefore, I move the committee amendments which would strike those appointments and get a new slate.
[Unknown]
Shall the committee amendment be agreed to in all those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The is ayes have it. Delegate Cole .
[Unknown]
I move its adoption.
Kirk Cox
Shall the resolution be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 99. Noes zero.
[Unknown]
The resolution is adopted. >> S.J.R. 77. Confirming appointments by the governor of certain persons communicated January 12, 2018. Reported from committee on privileges and elections. >> Delegate Cole .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Again, this is the last resolution today confirming appointments and I movies. I move its adaption.
[Unknown]
Shall the resolution be adopted?
Kirk Cox
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, no zeros, abstentions one.
[Unknown]
The resolution is adopted.
[Unknown]
Hjr, 6, 441 and 111 that haven't bicken by for 11111 have been taken by for the day. >> Does the clerk have any additional schedules. >> No, simply the schedule fog the rest of the afternoon and tomorrow morning. The commerce and labor committee, they will not be meeting. However, immediately upon adjournment of the House, commerce and labor subcommittee number 2, they will be meeting down in the House -- they will be meeting in the ground floor of the pocahontas building. Once they are finished, subcommittee number 3 chaired by Delegate open quinn, they will be meeting in the meeting room. No commerce labor. Immediately upon adjournment of the House, the committee on general laws will be meeting in House room 3. That's a change in time for general laws. Then there's several several subcommittees stacked up. Once general laws is finished in House room 3, general subcommittee number 3 will be meeting immediately upon adjournment of the full committee and then general laws number 4 will be meeting. All of those meetings are in House room 3 here in the capitol. At 4:00 this afternoon, committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources will be meeting. That -- that is subcommittee number 3, chaired by Wilt. That's at 4:00 in the 400-b subcommittee. That's a change in time, date and location. Also at 4:00 this afternoon, appropriations health and human resources, they will be meeting in the shared committee in the ground floor of the pocahontas. Mr. Speaker, hwi, subcommittee number 2 meeting has been canceled. So -- excuse me the appropriations hr sub is the last meeting this afternoon. For tomorrow, February 7th, 2017. Speaker's bible study begins at 7 a.M. In the speaker's conference room and then at 7:00, the subcommittee number 1 chaired by Delegate Poindexter will be meeting in 400-a subcommittee. That's a change in time. That's at 7:00 a.M. In the 400-a. At 8:00, the joint women's healthcare caucus will meet. They will be in the 400-b subcommittee room. Around military and veterans caucus will be meeting also. At 8:00 as well, privileges and elections chaired by Adams, that will be in the 200-a subcommittee room in the pocahontas on the second floor. At 8:350 tomorrow, the committee on education will be meeting in the House committee room on the ground floor of pocahontas education at 8:30. However, the education subcommittee meeting number 2, that meeting has been canceled. As has been mentioned previously, the arts caucus will be meeting tomorrow morning at 8:30. That will be in the 200-b subcommittee room, second floor of pocahontas. At 9:00 tomorrow down in the extension, agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources will be meeting at 9:00. Ac and r at 9:00 in House room 3. At 10:00, appropriations general government and capital outlay subcommittee chaired by Delegate Torian. They will be meeting in the 300 of a subcommittee room.. And then finally, democratic caucus is meeting at 11:00 tomorrow in House room 2 and likewise, the House republican caucus will be meeting at 11:00 a.M. In House room 1. The calendar will be updated to reflect that change. That completes announcements that I have.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> I move that when the House adjourn today, it ajune to reconvene tomorrow at 12:00 noon. [no audio]