02/07/2018 House Proceedings

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Index

HB1270—00:05:59
HB509—00:01:04
HB590—00:00:22
HB591—00:00:22
HB594—00:00:22
HB671—00:00:28
HB1163—00:00:28
HB1412—00:01:16
HB734—00:01:22
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—01:12
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:00
Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:00
Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)—00:18
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—03:00
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—01:18
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)—02:54
Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)—00:12
Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)—00:06
Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)—00:18
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:06
Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)—02:00
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:00
Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)—00:12
Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)—00:36
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:00
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—00:12
Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)—00:24
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:06
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:18
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—00:12
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—00:30
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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 Pastor Craig Barber, Highlands Fellowship Church, Abingdon [at the request of Delegate Pillion]

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Leaves of Absence granted: Delegate Austin and Ward

Journal for Tuesday, February 6, 2018, approved by the Speaker

Senate Communication Received - more

Committee report

General Laws reported on 02/06/2018

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]
[gavel pounding] >> The House will come to order. Members, please take their seats. Sergeant at arms.
Kirk Cox
The House is now in session. All persons not entitled to the privileges of the floor please retire to the gallery.
[Unknown]
The members will rise and be led in prayer by pastor Craig barber, highlands fellowship church, abingdon. Remain standing for the ledge pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america led by the Delegate from Gilbert, Delegate Shenandoah. >> Let's pray. Father, thank you for this day. Thank you for the freedoms known in our land. Freedoms we never want to take for granted. Freedoms we desire to be passed on to our children and grandchildren. Thank you to the men and women gathered in this place elected to serve the people of Virginia. We recognize this call is great, indeed. We confess our capacity to lead is limited so we humbly ask you to help us to serve well. Grant us wisdom it see the things that we could easily overlook, to see solutions to problems we have yet to discover. Share with us insight to be great stewards of that which you have provided. Help us to balance the courage necessary to do right. And the compassion needed to share hope with those who have experienced brokenness. As we begin this day, sober our minds with the precious commodity of time and at the end of the day grant us the Peace from loving others more than ourselves. These things we ask, in jesus' name, amen.
[Unknown]
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.
[Unknown]
The members will answer the roll call indicating presence on the electronic voting board. >> The clerk will close the roll. >> Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present. >> Pursuant to House rule 3, I have examined and approve the journal of the House of delegates for Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Motions and resolutions are now in order. The clerk shall announce the first morning hour order of business including the clerk's announcements and communications.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, no communications or announcements here in the first morning hour order of business.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Westmoreland, Delegate Ransone. >> Good afternoon, Mr. Speaker. I rise for introduction.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House I have an awesome school group in the gallery today to my right. We have 50 seniors and their teachers from Rappahannock high school. These students are ap and core government students. They traveled from warsaw, Virginia and they join me this morning right after our ag full committee and they met Delegate Adams and Delegate Bulova. They traveled from warsaw with their teachers Mrs. Smith, Mr. Dreyess, Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Peterson. Mr. Speaker, I ask that we give them a warm House welcome. [applause] >> The House would certainly like to welcome the awesome students from Rappahannock high school and hope you enjoy your stay at capitol. Great to have you. The Delegate from Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Ladies and gentlemen of the House, above you in the gallery today are the hard-working members of the mount vernon league chamber of commerce or they are on their way. They are probably still working hard in the halls. They are led by their chairman Scott stroh and holly doherty. The mission is to champion business and build community and partnership with their members. Founded in 1954, more than 300 businesses belong to this organization. One of the largest chambers in the d.C. Metropolitan area. This my local chamber has been a major chamber in several initiatives -- major player in several initiatives to support the highway corridor. This worked hard to facilitate the selection of the fort as home of the army museum. The national army museum. I would ask on behalf of my colleague mark Sickles, I would ask the body to rise and please give them a warm House welcome. Thank you. [applause]
[Unknown]
I would like to welcome the mount vernon chamber to the capitol. The Delegate, Delegate Head .
[Unknown]
The students will be participating in the model assembly and had a great discussion on their legislation on second amendment and also on mental health. Really bright and energetic folks. Faith christian school is a classical education school that has boasted a 100% college acceptance rate for its entire history and absolutely prepares kids for college. I know this first hand because both of my daughters graduated graduated from faith christian school. They are joined by faculty. Mrs. Kathy Habeeb and would just like to ask the House to give them all a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
We welcome everyone from faith christian school and especially your model general assembly. 100% is an amazing statistic. Welcome. The Delegate from Chesterfield, Delegate Robinson .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> I don't know if there is room up there for them. We have all those awesome students from Rappahannock. I would like to recognize in the gallery today members of the university association of Virginia visiting as part of their lobby day. A leading voice promoting equity in education for women and girls. Since 1851, aauw members have examined and taken positions on fundamental issues of the day, economic, social political. They continue to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, faith christian families faith families to ed and research.They were established in 1909 and since then has grown to 26 branches and almost 6,000 members and supporters in the commonwealth. Members have been meeting today with law makers on a variety of issues including making Virginia the 37th state to ratify the equal rights amendment to the u.S. Constitution to ensure constitutional equality for women. I applaud aauw of Virginia members for the important contributions they make to the commonwealth and I would like the House to give them a warm welcome. [applause] >> The House would like to welcome the members of aauw to the capitol. The Delegate from Augusta, Delegate Landes .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker I rise for the purpose of an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
I think this group is in the gallery. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, it is my honor to introduce lieutenant kip couplings who is the operation -- cummings who is the director for the Virginia law enforcement assistant program and a retired blacksburg lieutenant and his colleagues in the gallery. The mission of valeap is an all-volunteer organization to help law enforcement officers in Virginia who suffer from extreme debilitating trauma while protecting us in the line of duty. Since this program began after the aftermath of Virginia tech shooting tragedy, and it has provided professional counseling and organized peer support to over 400 local law enforcement officers and 100 state troopers. Mr. Speaker, it was my honor and privilege to attend a session at the conference center outside of Harrisonburg and these folks do a great group in trying to bring closure and more important assistance from a peer standpoint to our law enforcement officers who serve us so well. And in many cases, as you know, Mr. Speaker, in many dangerous situations that are very traumatic for them. So, Mr. Speaker, I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to welcome them to the House this morning. [applause]
[Unknown]
The House would like to welcome the Virginia law enforcement assistance program and cannot thank you enough for your tremendous service, especially when it comes to our law enforcement officers and trauma. The Delegate from Virginia beach, Delegate Davis. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, today we have with us president edna barbara covani and members of the board of community colleges and community business leaders. Tcc serves over 36,000 students and one of the largest suppliers of the skilled workforce. If you haven't seen it they have a student facility at the student union building in the middle of the lake to show their architectural prowess. I ask that they rise and we offer a warm welcome.
[Unknown]
Welcome all of the visitors from the college. Pursuant to House rule 30, the journal shall reflect that the following members are away on pressing personal business and granted leave. Delegates Austin and Delegate Ward. The Delegate from Norfolk, Delegate Lindsey .
[Unknown]
I rise for purposes of introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
We have members of the zeta phi beta sorority. It was founded January 16, 1920 by five collegiate women of howard university. It was founded on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations, that being to fashion social morays and adjust societal I wills such I illls such as prejudice, poverty and healthcare concerns. The sorority began when Dr. Miller invited her sisters to witness the legislative process and meet legislators. With us in the gallery are some of the members from throughout the commonwealth of the sorority. I hope it would be the pleasure of this body to extend to them a warm House welcome. [applause]
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The House would like to welcome the members and thank you for all you do. And I know you are all around the capitol so welcome. The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Watts. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purpose of an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. If the ladies and gentlemen from the league of women voters are present, if they would rise, I would like to have the floor recognize the league of women over thes on league day in the capitol. I commend to you their decades and decades of work particularly the effort not just in all of their voter service activities to be inclusive of all people on the ballot, but also through their educational fund research that is equally inclusive to try to bring together all sides of an issue and their process in determining positions based only -- and I love this distinction -- based on consensus spelled with an s rather than censuc spelled with is c which is just a count. I hope you join me in welcoming the women and men of the league of women voters. [applause] >> I would like to welcome the league of women voters for your league day on the capitol. Thank you for visiting. The Delegate from Richmond city, Delegate bourne.
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I rise for introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and members of the House of delegates, today, I 'm not sure if they made it in yet today in the capitol we are joined by the vcu students school of social work. They are here to advocate and talk about issues running from access to mental healthcare, healthcare, opioids crisis and housing and mental health services. The vcu school of social work has a long history of being a pier in and leader in this field. -- pier in and pioneer and leader in the field. They continue to do the work that is so important to our commonwealth. It remains the largest institution preparing social work practitioners in our commonwealth and I would ask the House to give them a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
I would like to welcome the vcu school of social work to the capitol. The Delegate from Newport News, Delegate Price. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker and members of the House, today visiting the catch toll carowinds p toll capitol is the oshe learning institute. They off noncredit courses to mature adults wishing to improve skills, explore new ideas and interact with interesting peers and their community. Since the inception in August of 2005, the program has gone from 25 members to 879 members. Mr. Speaker, their motto is living, learning, loving it. On behalf of Delegate Ward we would like to thank them for visiting and I ask that we give them a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
We want to welcome the university to the capitol. >> The clerk shall announce the next order of business. >> Second morning hour order of business announcement by member request to move legislation from the uncontested calendar to any regular calendars. Mr. Speaker there are three. On Page 13 of the printed calendar, under the category of House bill second uncontested, Delegate LaRock 's bill requested to be moved to the regular calendar by Delegate Carr. House bill 301 is asked to be moved to the regular calendar. And Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 31 of today's printed calendar, it is not a live item, but all of the same, House bill 780 patronned by Delegate Habeeb, he asked to have that moved to the regular calendar. That is you will after move requests I have, sir. >> The clerk shall announce the next order of business. >> The third morning hour are the announcement are member requests for legislation to go bye for the day. There are a number. They are as follows. Page 9 of the printed calendar House bills third reading regular, Delegate Lopez House bill 1372 has been requested to go bye for the day by Delegate Hugo. Turning ahead to Page 22 of the printed calendar, House bills second reading regular. Delegate Hugo 's health bill 1233 he asked to take that bye for the day. Like Wise, Delegate Hodges, same Page, same category, House bill 1096 he asked to have that go bye for the day. Page 23, same category. House bill 1213, patronned by Delegate held. He asked to have that go bye for the day. Same Page, House bill 1258 by Delegate Kilgore and House bill 1427 patronned by Delegate Kilgore have both been requested to go bye tore the for the day. And finally, Mr. Speaker, on Page 24, Delegate LaRock 's House bill 1180, delegates Hugo has asked to have that taken bye for the day. And the three resolutions regular calendar on Page 25, those have been asked to go bye for the day. Delegate Miyares House resolution 16 and joint resolution 111. They have all been asked to go go bye for the day by the patron themselves. >> The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert .
[Unknown]
I move the legislation as announced by the clerk go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Delegate Gilbert moves that the legislation as announced by the clerk go bye for the day. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. The clerk shall announce the next order of business.
[Unknown]
The fourth and final portion of the morning hour business, recognition of member requests for point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Prince William, Delegate rohn.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I ask for a brief point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I just wanted to say a very quick thank you, a very sincere thank you to my staff and as well to the people of the 13th district. As my last sixth bill has come up in subcommittee the people of the 13th district have drove down to testify for each one of them. Six times in a row and some came down multiple times when my bills were in other committees and came back to another one. To have that level of civic engagement and the people I 'm proud to represent work with me to craft the bills and amend the bills and testify on the bills really speaks to how engaged our community is. When they showed up to our office, Mr. Speaker, my staff met with them with the most professional cursi and making sure they felt just as accommodated in their office that I nearly occupy when when they are not there and I 'm fortunate and blessed to represent them. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from sufficient Suffolk ,.
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Thank you, I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
I rise to continue our moment in Black history. Today I would like to share with the body one of our african american heroes of our time. That is, samuel wilbert tucker. I selected samuel tucker because I was intrigued when Senator Herring would share stories with me on the civil rights movement in Emporia Greensville County in the area that I represent. Samuel w. Tucker was a lawyer and a cooperating attorney with the naacp. His civil rights career began as he organized a 1939 sit-in in then segregated Alexandria Virginia library. He was a partner in the Richmond virginians at the firm of hill, tucker and mar be. He argued and won several civil rights cases before the supreme court of the united states including green vs. County school board of new kept county. In 1939, the Alexandria library refused to issue library cards to Black residents. On August 21, five young Black men whom tucker recruited and instructed into the library one by one to request an application for library cards and when refused each one took a book off the shelf and sat down in the reading room until they were removed by the police. This was the first recorded sit-in during the civil rights movement. Tucker instructed the men to dress well, speak politely and offer no resistance to the police so as to minimize the chances of the men being founded guilty of disorderly conduct or resisting arrest. Tucker defended the men and they were charged by the city attorney who later became the key figure in desegregating Virginia schools and a branch library then established for blacks in Alexandria. While tucker succeeded in defending the sit-in participants he was not satisfied with the separate but equal resolution of create agnew branch library for blacks. In a 1940 letter he wrote to the librarian of the only white library. Tucker stated he would refuse to accept a card to the new Black branch only library in lieu of a card to be used at the existing white library. After serving in world war ii, tucker returned to Alexandria. He decided to move his law practice to Emporia in the heart of south side Virginia. There, he was the only Black lawyer. During their time, there were no Black judges, nor were there any Black jurors. The white legal establishment in Greensville County often did not appreciate tucker's criminal defense tactics, which attacked not only the evidence against his poor Black clients but racial imbalance in the system itself. He worked along with the naa cp until a case to the supreme court because for 30 years Greensville County had no Black jurors. Tucker's greatest legal achievement was probably green vs. County school board of New Kent County. It which challenged the freedom of choice place the school board had enacted supposedly to desegregate the county schools on a voluntary basis which allowed white children to attend segregation academies at the public expense. Today we continue to fight the inequalities and the same injustices. Tucker ran twice for the u.S. Congress. 17 Virginia counties including Greensville County against watkin abbotts and burke he allied in 1964 as an independent and in 1968 as a republican. Though tucker knew he would never win more than 30% of the vote against a powerful incumbent, he believed that the battle was the importance to register the vote as well in aspirations tore Black voters in the district. Tucker died on October 19, 1990. He was buried in Arlington national cemetery. The robert robertson library, the all white library that was opened in 1940 and closed in 1959 now presently serves as the home of Alexandria Black history museum. In 1998, Emporia, Virginia, dedicated a monument in tucker's honor with an in script, calling him an infective unrelenting advocate for freedom, equality and human dignity, principles. He loved things that matters. Today, I stand here on the shoulder of someone of such character as lawyer samuel w. Tucker and his fight for civil rights. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This is my moment in Black history. [applause]
[Unknown]
Does any member have any further announcements, introductions or motions?
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Lynchburg, Delegate Garrett .
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May we return to the first morning hour of business for the purpose of introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> I do thank the speaker. Mr. Speaker and members of the House, today we are joined in the gallery and if they will please stand if they are here by representatives of airy early impact Virginia, the children's health insurance plan, and parents and speakers. Chip works with those caught in the cycle of poverty that are committed to creating a better life for their children and for themselves. Healthy families Virginia home visiting programs support young families as they take on life's most rewarding challenge, parenting. The home visiting network provided nearly 80,000 home visits in 2017 in 120 communities for almost 10,000 families. Mr. Speaker, I hope you will join me in welcoming our guests to the House. Thank you, sir. [applause] >> The House would like to welcome early impact Virginia. The Delegate from Virginia beach, Delegate convirs-Fowler .
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I rise for an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Joining us today in the gallery are members of the arc of Virginia and hope House foundation. The arc advocates and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A state chapter of the national arc, they are comprised of 24 local chapters across the great commonwealth. The arc of Virginia are advocates for ending the medicaid waiver list, ending access to early expanding access I 'm sorry to early intervention services and quality education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Joiningus today is the executive director for the arc of Virginia, tonya milling and I 'm sorry, and the hope House foundation also and their director and two of the residents. I would ask that the House please give them a warm welcome. [applause] >> The House would certainly like to welcome the arc of Virginia. Thanks for all that you do. The Delegate from Norfolk. Delegate Lindsey .
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Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker, I realize the important business of this assembly and I would never trespass on its time but I was just told by a Page and young man came in and he was out of wind and he said hey, the zetas are here. I just wanted to notify this body that the say zetas are here and I ask that they stand up, please. [applause]
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Delegate Lindsey did a great introduction earlier and did a great job. Great to have you all today. Does any member have any further announcements, introductions or motions? If not, the clerk will call the calendar. >> Calendar for today, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for the Virginia House of delegates. First order of business House bills on third reading uncontested calendar. Approximately two dozen bills in the uncontested calendar block as follows. Page 1, House bill 1 o 87. Page 2, 28, 671, 820, 854. Page four. House bills 9 955, 1003, 1,000 five. Continuing with the block. A bill to amend and reenacts 1,197. 1252. 1262. 1275. 13354. 1377. Turning to Page 8. Continuing with the block. House bill 1,379. House bill 1439 an emergency clause. House bill 1520 and rounding out the block third reading uncontested calendar, House bill 1,540 on Page 9.
[Unknown]
Shall the bills pass? The clerk will close the role.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. >> Ayes 98, nos 0. The bills pass. >> Continuing with today's calendar. The next category of bills House bills on third reading regular. Beginning on Page 9. 10 bills in this category. House bill 1372. Taken bye for the day. The first bill House bill 1270, a bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section, relating to regional greenhouse gas initiative; prohibition on participation by commonwealth.
Charles Poindexter
The Delegate fromle Franklin, Delegate Poindexter. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and members of the body. Electricity is so important to each of us. Availability. Rely and and cost. Reliability that when we push a bought ton, our hospitals, our homes, our businesses, everything we do is fundamentally based on electricity. This bill provides for this body to have a major policy role in future policies of this most critical functionality in our commonwealth. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body that we pass this bill.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Bulova. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker and members of the House. For a number of years, I have had and I know many of you have had the pleasure of listening to the Delegate from Henrico Delegate Massie talk about Mr. Market. Mr. Market is back and Mr. Market is very concerned about this bill. I think the most important point and sooner or later the electric utilities, dominion included acknowledged that they are expecting for carbon dioxide to be regulated at the federal or state level. The question for all of us is how are we going to do that in a responsible way. The regional greenhouse gas initiative that this bill would prevent us in entering is a responsible way to do that. The reason it is responsible is because it relies on market forces. And so we are able to get the most bang for our buck out of this. And the great thing about reggie is it is not just Virginia, it is a regional consortium. And we even get greater efficiencies because we are trading within a larger market area. If you appreciate the power of the free market, and want to address can carbon dioxide and sea level rise this is a bill that you don't want to support. But I also want to talk about a close cousin of Mr. Market. And it is Mr. Opportunity cost. [laughter]
[Unknown]
This bill would prevent Virginia from being able to take advantage of $200 million per year that would be generated from auctions from the regional greenhouse gas initiative. And let me just tell you what that means in terms of opportunities that have been lost because we had a bill that was up earlier that would allow us to prioritize and put our own fingerprint in terms of what this would do. We would lose the opportunity to provide up to $70 million per here year for shoreline resiliency in the Hampton roads area. We know we have a vulnerability issue and $70 million per year is critical to protecting our infrastructure. This would lose the opportunity to provide $60 million for energy efficiency including weatherization for some of our poorer residents. And if you look at the reggie states, one of the things that is really telling is if you look at what the average cost is per household, for electricity, seven out of the nine states are actually less than what we have here in Virginia and you are probably wondering why is that? That is because those states are able to plow the money back into energy efficiency. And so when it really matters, to the person really paying, that is how that is done. $34 million for investments to promote renewable energy industry. $20 million for investments in workforce training in southwestern Virginia where we desperately need that kind of training and $10 million to provide a stable source of funding for agricultural bnb cost sharing programs and support the soil and water conservation districts. Is the opportunity we are losing by supporting this bill. I would wrap up and say a lot of our largest businesses some located here in Virginia are very concerned about this bill and that includes mars and nestle and unilever and many other fortune 500 companies. We opened the tore to door to responsibly reducing carbon in Virginia. What I 'm asking you today is let's not slam that door shut. I hope that we do not pass this bill. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. >> The Delegate from Scott, Delegate Kilgore. >> Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen, speak to the bill. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
What this bill is about is about our legislative rights has you will of us represent 85,000 individuals. Do we want to give our voice, do we want to give our vote to the executive branch? I say no, we don't. We want to have a say in doing -- we want to have a say in what the energy what your policy is going to be here in Virginia. And if you look at all this money floating around, I never could figure out where this money is coming from. It is pie in the sky, that is what it is. That is all it is. And we also what the administration wants to do is put us in with a group of northern states, put Virginia in with maryland, and new jersey and folks like that. That is not who we need to be in with when we are going in to any agreement like this because I would say -- I would -- I doubt that their energy costs are cheaper than Virginia because Virginia is the place you want to be when you are locating a manufacturing plant, when you are locating jobs. This is where you want to be. How many people do you know that want to go to new jersey? Okay. Come on, y'all. Not many. I say vote yes for this bill. Vote so that we as a House and our senators down the Hall have a say in the energy policy of Virginia. That is what we need to do. Vote yes. Thank you. [applause]
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 51, nos 47. >> Ayes 51, nos 47. The bill passes. >> Turning to Page 10 of the printed calendar. Continuing with House bills on third reading regular. Next up -- House bill 443, a bill to amend relating to high school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding credit for foreign language credit.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 80, nos 18. >> Ayes 80, nos 18. The bill passes. [applause]
[Unknown]
House bill 751. A bill relating to motorboats; means of propulsion; when person in water accompanying boat.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 0. >> Ayes 97, nos 0. The bill passes. >> Turning to Page 11. Printed calendar. House bill 1. A bill relating to scholastic records; directory information.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 62, nos 35. >> Ayes 62, nos 35. The bill passes. >> Continuing with third reading regular. House bill 611, a bill to exempt neonatal care services in planning district 5 from the requirements of a certificate of public need.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? >> Mr. Speaker. >> Yes. We had someone that wanted to speak to the bill.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Roanoke city, Delegate Rasoul. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Here we have House bill 611 and I know that there has been some compelling arguments on both sides. But I just wanted to pull ourselves away from this matter for a moment and think about what we are about to do. As you know, I was one of two democrats who -- republicans -- [laughter]
Sam Rasoul
Two democrats who voted with republicans. We'll discuss that later. I was one of two democrats who voted with the republicans on reform last year as I aggressively think that we need copn reform and I think that we need to be pushing our hospitals to find ways of better serving in a cost efficient way a lot of the people in our districts. But this specific bill is a carveout and talking about two hospitals that are 5.7 miles apart. I really don't think there is ooh great case when you -- a great case when you are talking about the access issue. There was a very terrible story that was told which was a terrible incident of a newborn dying several years ago because the transport didn't happen fast enough. And that is a sad story that I know has got -- has tugged the strings of many of us. But, if you look at this bill in particular, and we vote on words, on lines 23 and 24, what it is saying is -- and the Delegate from Salem pointed this out, that, of course, the hospital would have to go through the copn process but there is just one little thing that they wouldn't take into account. But that one little thing is probably the heart and soul of copn and on line 23 starts the commissioners shall not deny the application for a certificate on the basis of economic or service volumes impact on existing providers of neonatal special care services. In other words, they are not allowed to take into account competition. And that is the whole point of copn to begin with. Is how is this going to impact our social safety net? How is this going to impact services to the public? And if we are telling them that they cannot keep that in mind, how this is going to impact competition, we are clearly undermining and setting a dangerous precedent which we haven't done in recent years. So, while I am join many of you in wanting to push for copn reform, I hope we will not set this dangerous precedent because we will have 20 more of these bills next year and we should continue to push the hospitals and many others for aggressive copn reform. But this is not the way. I hope we can vote no on this measure.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 49, nos 46. >> Ayes 49, nos 46. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar. House bill 1026, a bill to amend code of Virginia, relating to adult protective services; appealability of findings made by local department of social services.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos 0. >> Ayes 96, nos 0. The bill passes. >> Turning to Page 12, continuing House bills on third reading regular. House bill 1124, a bill relating to advisory board on service and volunteerism; membership terms; sunset.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 87, nos 9. >> Ayes 87, nos 9. [applause]
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1144. A bill relating to voter registration; persons assisting with completion or collection of completed voter registration applications; certain identifying information required.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 54, nos 43. >> Ayes 54, nos 43. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1606. A bill relating to certificate of public need; psychiatric facilities.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 51, nos 45. >> Ayes 51, nos 45. The bill passes. >> And Mr. Speaker final bill on this category, Page 13. House bill 1556, a bill relating to prescription monitoring program; covered substances.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos 2. >> Ayes 95, nos 2. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar on Page 13 of the printed calendar. Next category, House bills on second reading uncontested calendar. Approximately 20 bills or so in this category. House bill 734 moved to the regular calendar. First up in the uncontested block. House bill 123, a bill to amend and reenact multiple sections of the assembly of 1992, which provided a charter for the town of Buchanan, relating to elections; town council members; employees of town. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns with amendments. >> The Delegate from Bedford, Delegate Byron. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the committee amendments. >> Shall the committee amendments be agreed to? All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendments are agreed to. Delegate Byron ?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill comes to you from Delegate Austin representing the town of Buchanan and what it does is stagger the elections of four council members and makes the town clerk and town treasurer employees of the town responsible to the town manager. The town manager also now appoints the town treasurers. It also has other technical amendments. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass on to its third reading. >> Turning to Page 14. Continuing with the block. House bill 220, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia, relating to local parks; waterway activities; liability. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from caswell, Delegate Morefield. >> I move to adopt the committee amendments. >> Shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The committee amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 220 as amend would allow property owners to give a public right-of-way for hiking and canoeing across the property to a locality. I move that we engross and pass to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page is a of the calendar. Next up -- House bill 233, a bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section relating to arts and cultural districts. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from are linkton, Delegate hoke.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and members of the body -- Delegate hope.
[Unknown]
We are rearranging a section of the code to clarify that the section only applies applies applies to all lie localities. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and move on to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Next up. House bill 295, a bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section relating to turns in certain residential areas; resident stickers. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns with amendment. >> The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Murphy .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the amendments. >> Shall the committee amendments be agreed to? All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendments are agreed to. Delegate Murphy ?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, h.B. 295 is a nail gives bill that gives counties the ability to initiate traffic calming programs in certain residential areas and I hope it is the will of the body to incross and pass the bill a -- engross and pass along to the third reading. >> House bill 301 moved to the regular calendar and out of the block. Page 16 of the printed calendar. Next up in the block, House bill 509, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to comprehensive plan; solar facilities. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Middlesex, Delegate Hodges. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Move the committee committee amendments. >> Shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendments are agreed to. Delegate Hodges .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 509 simply clarify thes the comprehensive approval process for solar facilities legislation says that a solar facility is in substantial accord with the locality's comprehensive plan if it meets certain criteria asout lined in the bill. I hope it would be the pleasure to engross and pass to the third reading. >> House bill 548, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to voluntary boundary agreements; gis map. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Culpeper, Delegate Freitas .
[Unknown]
Thank you, what this dose is helps Spotsylvania and Orange counties to a list of localities entering into a voluntary buntary agreement they are permitted to submit a gis map depicting the boundary change. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and move to its third reading. >> Turning to Page 17. Continuing with the uncontested block. Next up, House bill 590, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to real property tax; assessment or exemption of certain property conveyed or owned by a community land trust. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Richmond city, Delegate Carr .
[Unknown]
I move to adopt the committee amendments. >> Shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendments are agreed to. Delegate Carr .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, House bill 590 requires local property assessors to take into account any restrictions on the resale Price of a home when coming up with the assessed value in order to ensure that affordable housing has been constructed or to be constructed can remain affordable in perpetuity. I move that we engross and pass to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Next up, House bill 591. House bill 591, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to real property tax; exemption for certain leasehold interests held by land bank entities. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns. >> The Delegate from Richmond city, Delegate Carr .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 591 continues work we have done on the land bank act and addresses a concern regarding costs by allowing the land bank to hold on to the land at a lower cost until they begin elhaving the property. I move we engross the bill and pass it on to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 18 of the printed calendar. House bill 592, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to land bank entities; acquisition of real property. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns. >> The Delegate from Richmond city, Delegate Carr. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and members of the House, who makes a technical correction to a bill that we passed last year changing the wort authority to entity. I move we engross the bill and pass on to its third reading.
[Unknown]
And Mr. Speaker -- House bill 594, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia, relating to localities; authority to require abatement of criminal blight on real property. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns with substitute. >> The Delegate from Richmond city, Delegate Carr. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move to adopt the committee substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee substitute is agreed to. Delegate Carr. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker and members of the House. A bill to amend and reenact 594 is consensus recommendation endorsed by the housing commission that authority authorizes any locality to enact an ordinance that requires corrective action to address criminal blight conditions on certain real property. I move that we engross and pass on to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Next up in the block, House bill 640, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia, relating to comprehensive plan; broadband infrastructure. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Boysko. >> I move the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendments are agreed to. Delegate Boysko ?
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, today I present h.B. 640 which provides that a locality's comprehensive plan should consider strategies to provide broad band infrastructure sufficient to meet the current and future needs of the residents and bits in the locality. I hope it is the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and pass on to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 19. Lfer House bill 671, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia, relating to tourism development authority; lenowisco and Cumberland plateau planning district commissions. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns. >> The Delegate from Scott, Delegate Kilgore. >> Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. House bill 671 reorganizes the tourism development authority serving the Cumberland plateau and planning district known as the heart of appalachia and this legislation has been in effect since it was formed in 1993 and hasn't had any revisions. And it was time for an update. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass on to its third reading. >> House bill 797, a bill to amend the code of Virginia, relating to electronic visitation; state correctional facilities. Reported from committee on militia, police and public safety with amendments. [gavel pounding] the House will come to order. We have about seven back conversations. Hard to hear. The Delegate from Arlington, Delegate hope. >> I move the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Shall the committee amendments be agreed to? All those in favor say aye. Those opposed no. The amendment is agreed to. Delegate hope.
Patrick Hope
This wires the department of corrections to develop policies around electronic visitation. Things like skype and face time, those kinds of activities are going on in the jails. It is a really good opportunity to keep families connected. We also want to ensure that this new means to communicate does not interfere with in-person visits. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to engross and pass on to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block, Page 20. Next up is House bill 1154, bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to Virginia coalfields expressway authority; powers and duties; grants. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns. >> The Delegate from Washington, Delegate Pillion .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 1154 is a cleanup bill from last year that simply authorizes to apply for and accept grants. I hope it is the pleasure of the House to engross and pass on to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to fire protection; applicant preemployment information with fire departments. Reported from committee on militia, police and public safety. 1163.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Hopewell, Delegate Ingram .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Hills 1163, this bill was requested by the Colonial Heights fire department and the currently in the code it allows Arlington County fire department and only Arlington to require applicants for employment to undergo a fingerprint based criminal history background check through the central criminal records exchange and the fbi. The Colonial Heights fire department and I imagine others would like to also be able to run this sort of background check. Firefighters and first responders are often entering people's homes and dealing with sensitive and personal information. And it is important to know an applicant criminal history before offering employment. This practice is already taking place in Arlington and this would allow other fire departments to utilize the same practice. I would hope it would be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass to the third reading. >> Continuing with the block. House bill 1166, a bill to amend and reenact sections which provided a charter for the town of front royal, relating to boundaries, town officers, town powers, and notices. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Frederick, Delegate Collins .
[Unknown]
I would move the committee amendments. >> Shall the committee amendments be agreed to? All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendments are agreed to. Delegate Collins .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, this bill is basically the town charter for the town of front royal. A multitude of things. 1937 was the last time they did this. We changed the law. This is codifying a lot of the things this he have done also by throughout -- through the town charter. I would ask this be engrossed and moved on to the third reading.
[Unknown]
House bill 1240, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia as amended, of article iii of chapter 397 of the acts of assembly of 1950, which provided a charter for the town of Amherst, relating to council elections. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from rock ridge, Delegate Cline .
Ben Cline
Thank you, Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House. It amends the charter to stagger and make the terms of councilmen for four years instead of two. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to engross and pass on to the third reading. >> House bill 1399, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code, relating to municipal elections; term of the mayor. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Rockingham, Delegate Wilt .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1399 is a charter bill. Charter change bill for the town of broadway, Virginia. [laughter] >> Sorry, Mr. Speaker. It reflects the change to move the municipal elections to November and changes the mayor's term from two years to four years. I move the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading. >> House bill 1412, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to mental health awareness training; firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. Reported from committee on militia, police and public safety.
Gordon Helsel
The Delegate from Delegate Helsel. >> Becoming a major concern. House bill 1412 would require that mental health training be provided to public safety officers and will additionally provide continuing education credits for those who attend such a program. This is brought on behalf of the Fairfax firefighters organizations and ems across the commonwealth. I would move that the House engross the bill and pass to the third reading.
[Unknown]
And the final bill on second reading uncontested calendar, Page 2 22 of the printed calendar. House bill 1500, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the acts of assembly of 2010, relating to the new river valley emergency communications regional authority; annual contributions. Reported from committee on militia, police and public safety. >> The Delegate from Montgomery. Delegate Rush .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and members of the House, a bill to amend and reenact 1500 makes technical changes to the 2010 legislation that created the new river valley emergency communicational regional authority. I hope it is the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass on to its third reading. >> Shall the bills be engrossed and passed to third -- >> Mr. Speaker. >> The Delegate from Bedford, Delegate Byron. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Could House bill 1412 on Page 21 go to the regular calendar after engrossment?
[Unknown]
1412 to the regular calendar after engrossment. Shall the bills be incrossed and passed to third -- engrossed and passed to third reading? All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The bills are engross and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, continuing with today's calendar. Next category, Page 22 of the printed version. House bills on second reading regular. House bills second reading, regular. A number of bills taken bye for the day. They are House bill 1233, bye for the day. House bill 1096 bye for the day. Turning to Page 23. House bill 1213 bye for the day. 1258 bye for the day. House bill 1427, bye for the day. Accordingly, turning to Page 24 of today's calendar, second reading regular the bill before us is House bill 1479, bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to equine activity liability; waiver. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources. >> The Delegate from Culpeper, Delegate Freitas. >> This was brought to us by the Virginia horse council. They do a variety of equine events including events for children in foster care, et cetera. They requested that a representative of the parent or guardian sign an equine liability form to continue to prostride the services. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to engross the bill and move on to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading. >> House bill 775, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to removal of snow and ice; county executive form of government. Reported from committee on counties, cities and towns. >> The Delegate from Augusta, Delegate Landes. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 775 adds albermarle county the section of the code which is allowing urbanized counties to adopt ordinances related to removal of snow or ayes ice from public side walks. It has adopted the county executive form of government. Albermarle is the only that has done that so far. I would move that the House engross the bill and pass on to the third reading. >> Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading. >> Mr. Speaker, returning in the printed calendar to Page 13. Delegate LaRock 's House bill 734 moved to the regular calendar. That bill is a bill to provide for the submission to the voters of the proposed amendment to the constitution of Virginia by adding article 10 section numbered 7-b related to special funds for transportation purposes. Reported to the committee on privileges and elections. >> Delegate LaRock .
[Unknown]
This bill will set in motion the placement of the proposed transportation lock box con city con constitutional amendment if the House acts favorably on House resolution 41 which passed with unanimous support. I move that the bill be engrossed and passed to the third reading. >> Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, finally, Delegate Watts ' House bill 301. Is now before us. It is a bill to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to disclosure of health records state and local correctional facilities. The bill was reported from the committee on police and public safety with a substitute. Mr. Speaker there are floor amendments offered by Delegate Watts as well. >> Page 15 of the printed calendar. >> The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Watts. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the committee substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. Delegate Watts ? >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Let me move the floor floor amendments and explain the amendments while I explain the bill.
[Unknown]
Shall the floor amendments be agreed to? All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no., the floor amendments are agreed to. Delegate Watts ?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 301 actually the first nine pages of it are one single code section with a lot of double negatives about release of health records. What the bill does is put the department of corrections and local jails in exactly the same posture that facilities for juveniles have been in the code since 2003. The floor amendment makes sure that the code references for the juvenile facilities parallel what the code references are for the department of corrections in making this clarification. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to engross the bill and pass on to its third reading. >> Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to its third reading? All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and passed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Returning to Page 25 of the printed calendar. Resolutions regular calendar. The three resolutions House joint resolution 641 and 111 taken bye for the day. Accordingly, that completes today's calendar.
[Unknown]
Per rule 51, the House has returned to the morning hour. Delegate from Chesapeake, legislate Leftwich .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and members of the body. Today we have a were foremember of the House, professor pete giesen who is here as a professor of jmu and along with him some young ladies and gentlemen from his government and political science classes. I'm particularly proud to announce one of those students is my oldest son logan. I would ask that the body give these young ladies and gentlemen and our former Delegate a warm House welcome. Thank you. [applause]
[Unknown]
I certainly want to welcome professor and Delegate pete giesen and the jmu students. I had a great time speaking to them. Tremendous representatives of the university. Welcome to the capitol. Does the clerk have any -- the Delegate from Stafford, Delegate thomas.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 295 on Page 15. We just engrossed and passed to the third meeting. There were two no votes in the committee so I would ask that it be moved to the regular calendar on third reading.
[Unknown]
Move to a regular calendar. >> Yes, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Just a request. [no audio] >> Does the clerk v. Any additional announcements or communication?
[Unknown]
Simply today into the morning schedule meetings as follows. A number of meetings as we approach crossover have been canceled and are on the House meeting schedule. Anyway, the -- [laughter]
[Unknown]
The appropriations committee has been canceled. However, there will be a number of subcommittees for appropriation meeting in the shared committee room. Immediately upon adjournment, appropriations, health and human resources committee meeting in the shared committee room immediately upon adjournment. And then once they are finished appropriations subcommittee on commerce, agriculture, natural resources and technology they will be meeting in the shared committee room. And then once they are finished, in the same room, appropriations elementary and second remember education will meet. So no appropriations but hhr sub commerce ag, natural resources tech sub and then elementary and secondary education sub in the committee room. The full courts of justice committee meeting has been canceled. However, immediately upon adjournment the courts of justice subcommittee two chaired by Delegate Habeeb meeting in House room one downstairs and then a half hour after adjournment of the House, Delegate Gilbert 's courts of justice subcommittee number one will be in House room three in the extension. A halftime hour after adjournment of the House the committee on finance will be meeting. They will be in the House committee room on the ground floor of the pocahontas building. Full finance a half hour after adjournment down in the pocahontas building. However, subcommittees one and two of the finance committee, those meetings have been canceled today. Also canceled, agriculture Chesapeake and natural resources sub number two. They will not be meeting today. This afternoon at 4:00, county, cities and towns subcommittee number two chaired by Delegate sally meeting in 400 b. Finally, Mr. Speaker, the transportation subcommittee number three meeting has been canceled. Hwi subcommittee number one that meeting has been canceled. And even the rural caucus today has been canceled. So that will be 4:00 will be the last meeting. There you have it. Looking ahead to Thursday, February 8. The beginning of the day at 7:00 a.M. The legislative sportsmen caucus in the 200-b subcommittee room. The new americans caucus will not be meeting tomorrow. The welfare institution subcommittee number one meeting has been canceled. And the full committee on health welfare and institutions that meeting has been canceled. After the sports men caucus at 7:00 the next business, 7:30. Subcommittee number two chaired by Delegate wilkes. 7:30 on the third floor of pocahontas. The p and e subcommittee number two canceled tomorrow. However, at 30:00 tomorrow morning, committee on rules will be meeting in the sixth floor speaker's conference room. Chittee on rules. And at 8:30 also morning the committee on transportation. They will be meeting in House room 3 in the extension. Ify pally, Mr. Speaker the democratic caucus will meet at 11:00 -- 11:15. The republican caucus meeting at 11:15 in House room one in the capitol. That completes the announcements that I have, sir. >> The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> Mr. Speaker I move that when the House adjourns today it reconvenes to reconvene tomorrow at 12 noon.
[Unknown]
The Delegate moves. As many as favor say aye. Those opposed no. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker. >> The Delegate from Halifax, Delegate Edmunds .
[Unknown]
Tomorrow morning at 7:30 the sportsman's caucus is going to take a group picture. If you would like to be in, bring your pink cam camouflage if you like. At 7:00 the meeting time. 7:30 the picture. >> The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now adjourn.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Shenandoah, moves the House do now adjourn. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until tomorrow at 12:00 noon. [gavel pounding] [the House adjourned to February 8, 2018 at 12:00 noon. [