02/19/2018 House Proceedings

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HB338—00:00:46
HB416—00:01:34
HB415—00:03:16
HB351—00:00:40
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HB16—00:08:17
Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)—00:36
Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)—01:24
Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)—03:06
Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)—00:30
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:00
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:48
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—08:07
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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 The Reverends Marty and Robin Anderson, Pastors, Commonwealth Baptist Church, Alexandria [at the request of Delegate Levine]

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present

Journal for Friday, February 16, 2018, approved by the Speaker

Senate Communication Received - more

Committee report

Appropriations reported on 02/18/2018

Finance reported on 02/19/2018

Motion by Delegate Miyares to adjourn in honor and memory of the Honorable Harry R. "Bob" Purkey agreed to

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

CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIMEUNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SB 52 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 109 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 180 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 295 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 319 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 361 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 411 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 422 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 457 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 475 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 524 - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 525 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 543 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 557 - Moved to Regular CalendarSB 566 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 783 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 960 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 981 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 982 - Passed Block Vote (Y-100 N-0 A-0)

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIMEREGULAR CALENDAR

SB 760 - Passed (Y-100 N-0 A-0)SB 557 - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-99 N-1 A-0)

HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS

HB 188 - Passed by for the dayHB 482 - Passed by for the dayHB 923 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-100 N-0 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 their seats. Sergeant at arms. >> 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 the reverends andersons, and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance which will be led by the Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> Please pray with us. God who answers to many names but who calls all people beloved, we thank you for these legislators who have committed themselves to public service. We give thanks for the opportunities before them to enrich the lives of all residents of the commonwealth of Virginia .
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We have please fill them with wisdom, help them to remember that all issues impact people, people whom you call beloved. It can be hard to connect policy with actual human beings. It can be challenging to give attention to those who are vulnerable, for often they aren't the majority and their voices aren't heard. Please help these dedicated servants. They are the voices of your beloveds, who live poverty and need access to healthcare. Your beloveds, who struggle to find employment to support their families.
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Your rgbtq beloveds who know they cannot have housing or lose their identity. Your beloved children who are crying out forking in to keep them safe in schoolses, movie theaters. May our action, reflect yours, who sought out at the vulnerable and succeed at your table, buildings and communities.
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In your names, we pray and in your steps, we follow. Amen.
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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. >> 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 for February 16, 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, simply I remind the body as we did by e-mail last Thursday, this is budget week. Accordingly, the committee amendments will be available to the members by 12:00 noon tomorrow and will be placed on your chamber desk along with a copy of House bills 29 and 30. The committee amendments will be available on the budget website by 12:00 noon. Also tomorrow, at the chairman announced last week, House appropriations staff will provide an overview of the committee amendments tomorrow, Tuesday, February 20th, in the shared committee room after adjournment. Also, the speaker officially invokes pursuant to rule 73, the floor amendments, any floor amendments to the budget bills, House bills 29 and 30 must be committed to the clerk's office front desk staff by Wednesday, this coming wade, the Wednesday, the 21st. Remember, if you plan to offer a floor amendment that conflicts with a committee amendment, please object to the amendment. Mr. Speaker, that's all of the announcements I have during this first morning hour.
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Delegate James. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It's my pleasure to take this opportunity to recognize the members of the african-american historical society visiting us on the capitol. This society is dedicated to collecting local african history and promoting and encouraging and coordinating the original historical activities. One of those is the enforcement of community libraries which served Black patrons from 1945 to 1963 and was restored in recent years with donations made by the citizens of ports myth Black and white white and white. The community library was placed on the national registry of historic places. In addition, the society has consistently supported the preservation of mount calgary cemetery which has been determined to be eligible for listing as the national rental industry of historic places. I would like thank to thank them and I would ask that the House join me in giving them a warm House welcome. Thank you. [applause]
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The House would like to welcome the african-american historical society to the capitol. Delegate Torian. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> We have the Prince William County human right student leadership ership council. The council helps private, and public students learn through the government of human rights. I would ask that the House give them a warm House welcome. [applause] >> The House would like to welcome the Prince William leadership counsel to the capitol. Delegate McQuinn .
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Joining us today -- and I ask them to stand -- are the first done congregational church from connecticut. They are here visiting on a civil rights tour learning how to be allies for racial justice. Last year, the church took their first civil rights tour to selma, Montgomery and birmingham, alabama. This year, it was my pleasure and privilege to have them to visit and to be their tour guide and to visit the slave trail where we walked the slave trail, visited the jail site and the reconciliation statue. They are here not only as adults but some young people who are very interested in racial justice. I ask that you would please join me at this time as we give them a very warm House welcome. Thank you. [applause] >> The House would like to welcome the first congregational church to the cal top. >> I rise for an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker, and members of House today we're joined by a group of young men from Bedford County, they have named their organization boys with a dream. I sea they are see they are standing. They are communities in our community whose mission it is to make a positive difference in their own lives and in the lives of those around them. They also look for ways to create a peaceful and more unified relationship with local government and law enforcement. They are joined today by Bedford County sheriff mike brown, who is deeply involved in supporting their positive activities. As an example of their initiative and drive to make a difference in our community, the boys with a dream sponsored a raffle this past December to raise money that they subsequently donated to the Roanoke ronald mcdonald House. They also partner with the Bedford County sheriff's office if you see something, say something, campaign in high schools to increase awareness and distribute materials to their peers. I'm joined by Delegate Austin and Delegate Byron in proudly introducing these young men to the House today. If the House and my colleagues would please join me in giving them a warm House welcome. [applause] >> Certainly would like to well dumb welcome the boys with a dream group and sheriff brown. Thank you for all you do. Delegate Levine. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction and an announcement.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today to introduce all of us to the pastors marty and robin Anderson, they are the pastors of commonwealth baptist church in Alexandria, in the district that I represent. Commonwealth church is a progressive community of faith. It's an own and affirming church in the rosemont neighborhood. We are a loving christian community, focused on worship, service and uncommon compassion no matter who you are, you are welcomed here. And I know that in my community, they are very active in food drives for the homeless and for the needy and also to provide food for some of the students in our local schools that don't always have the food needs they need. They do tremendous work for the community. I would like for everyone to please give them a warm House welcome. [applause] >> Delegate Levine ?
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I have an announcement on a different subject. The Virginia transparency caucus is meeting today at 3:00 p.M. In room 300-b. We have more time now after crossover to talk about anything that you think should be made more transparent in the government of the commonwealth. Please come join us. You don't have to have come to prior meetings in the past. Senator amanda Chase and I will be there showing you that we're not only bicameral, we're bipartisan, we're's partyers, we are liberals, anyone who cares about transparency. Please join us.
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Delegate Kory. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for three introductions. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I will be brief. Today I have the honor of introducing two eagle scouts to you, my colleagues, I have the hopper of participating in their court of honor and got to really know these young gentlemen and I can proudly say that they are exemplary, hard-working and they have already demonstrated leadership and compassion and they are on their way to unseat us and get into at least the House of delegates, if not the Senate. Would you please stand, if you have made it in the gallery. Well, even if they are outside in the hallway, would you please give them a warm House welcome. [applause] >> Delegate Kory. >> Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Also today in the gallery, I have the honor of introducing two Richmond survivors of the las vegas shooting, the worst mass shooting in our history. Some of you have already met them. They have been visiting the House and Senate committees to support gun safety, particularly supporting the legislation, banning bump stocks. Unfortunately, that legislation has not made it out of committee and so I know that you will see these two las vegas shooting survivors here again next year. They have vowed to do whatever they can to be sure that no one else has that horrific experience. So another warm welcome, please. [applause]
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The House would certainly like to welcome the two Richmond survivors of the las vegas shooting. Delegate Kory .
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And my final introduction is one more person who has demonstrated leadership and compassion and wants to change the world, a member of the Fairfax County planning commission. If you have made -- if you have made it into the gallery with your students who came for the tour, please stand and I ask for one final warm House welcome. [applause] >> The House would like to welcome the students with the Fairfax County planning commission. The Delegate from Prince William County, Delegate guzman.
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the body, it brings me great pride to introduce a few groups that are here present today. We have the Virginia civic engagement table. We have Virginia organizing. We have the thive din vivible -- the indivisible action work. Please rise, if you are in the gallery to be recognized. [applause]
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This grassroots net work of volunteers have worked tirele tirelelessly. Through fund-raisers, and phone calls, they've put their time, energy and releases into the elections of many of us who are serving in this chamber today. Through dedication to the values of the democratic party and commitment to activism, their efforts have helped to engage hundreds of volunteers, first-time voters, to form a cohesive movement. I hope the body will join me in thanking them for their impressive efforts and giving them to a warm welcome to the white House chamber.
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The House would like to come the various groups. Thank you for coming. Delegate Price. >> Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Thank you.
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Mr. Speaker and fellow Delegate, I 'm honored to introduce members of alpha cappa alpha. If they will please it stand. Founded 110 years ago on January 15th, 1908, this sorority was the first Black greek-lettered organization for college women. They have grown to 290,000 members internationally in 42 state, the district of columbia, u.S. Virgin islands, bahamas, germany, liberia, south africa and our newest chapter in dubai. Today we have members from the marvelous mid-atlantic region representing the 220 registered participants in Richmond today for their legislative day on the capitol. They are advocating for our historically Black colleges and universities, public school education from pre-k through 12th grade, voting rights and access to affordable healthcare. They have a strong legacy of civic engagement and are continuing in that tradition today. A note of legacy, Mr. Speaker, in fact, the 95th district has been represented by an aka for 25 years now paying homage to two delegates. When you see a women in her pink, green and perils pearls, pearl, you can expect dignity and commitment to service and oh, so expect that she votes. On behalf of Senator Locke, myself, the two akas, we ask that you give the members of the sorority -- incorporated, a warm welcome. [applause]
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Certainly would like to welcome the members of the sorority to the assembly. 25 years is quite impressive. Congratulations. The Delegate from Virginia beach, Delegate Miyares. >> I rise for a motion.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker, it's with great sadness that I announce the passing of a dear friend of this institution, the passing of robert Purkey. He passed on Friday. Mr. Speaker, if I could just speak in the memory of Mr. -- the Delegate Purkey, he was a great friend of this institution, he served in this body for 28 years. So many of those years as a chairman of House finance. He had an amazing remarkable story. He grew up in a west Virginia and came here and where he met his future love, sonya. He did what so many virginians did, he worked his way through college which later name known as old dominion university. He had the three greatest prides of his life, harry, Charlotte and john gregory. As a young college student, he got inspired, as so many others do by their teachers, in this case, a college professor by the name of william whitehurst. That inspired bob Purkey himself to run in 1985 where he ran with the named beach boys of Virginia beach. He served in this body from 1986 to 2014. He is someone who believed passionately in service. He served on the Virginia aquarium, the jamestown, yorktown foundation, but personally, Mr. Speaker, was a dear friend to all of us from Virginia beach. When I was just a dirt poor law student, he attended my wedding, knowing my wife's family very well. I informed him that I had worked a number of years with another Delegate by the name of Lee Ware and he said, keep an eye on him. He's an up and comer. Most importantly, he loved the beach, as we all do. He had a home wherer taught all of his children how to fish, how to barbecue and set a roaring fire. He loved this institution, Mr. Speaker. And I think as we think of his memory, so many of us know him as a friend but also as a true Virginia gentleman. I came across this quote from somebody who, -- somebody, captain john Smith. He wrote these records, seeing that honor is our life's ambition and our ambition after death is to have an honor after death, let us imitate their virtues to always be worthy successors. Mr. Speaker, let us remember that with all of the fights and battles that go forth in the chamber that 100, 200 jeers from 00 years from thousand, there will be somebody in your chair and let us remember to be honor successors to those who came before us and bob would always tell everybody, have a great day, my friend. So to my friend, I move when the House adjourn today, it adjourns in the honor and memory of robert bob Purkey. Thank you. >> Test Miyares moves then the House adjourns it adjourns in the memory of harry r. Bob Purkey. Chose in favor of the motion shall rise. Motion is agreed to. The Delegate from Chesterfield, Delegate Robinson .
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I rise for an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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In the gallery -- dash and I and I would like them to stand -- are approximately 35 students from manchester high school. These students are joined by their teachers. These students -- they got a tour of the capitol this morning and they also have a legacy here, Mr. Speaker, who is you. You taught at manchester high school, u.S. Government for many, many years and I 'm sure they still miss you. But I know their teachers are doing an awesome job and I would like the House to give them a warm welcome. >> The House would like to welcome the manchester high school students and especially their teacher margo underwood, who taught next door to me for ten years. She's a great teacher. The Delegate from Virginia beach, Delegate Davis .
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I rise for the purpose of an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you. Mr. Speaker, is one of the family foundation advocacy days at the capitol. While many of us know the principles of life, marriage, religious liberty, parent tal authority and constitutional government, there's a number of others which many of us May not be aware. The family foundation has the Virginia pastor network. Some of those pastors were with us a couple of weeks ago. The family foundation has a prayer team, team timothy that prays for, among other things, each of us by name on a rotatingby sis, playing for health, safety, our families back home while we do the work of those we represent in Richmond. They this includes high schoolers as well. In the summer, Mr. Speaker, college students can enroll or attend the worldview academy. The family foundation facilitating the organization of regional engagement teams. These local entities provide an avenue for citizens to learn about local and state government and gain knowledge on how to best participate. They train citizens how to write an effective letter to the editor, the best tools for observing a school board or board of supervisors and much more. Today, there's approximately 150 constituents visiting with us. Some are in the gallery. Others are watching from a House room or down the Hall watching the other body. And, Mr. Speaker, the family foundation represents the values that thousands of families hold dear. I would ask that those in the gallery please stand and we give them a warm welcome. [applause] >> The House would like to welcome the family foundation and especially the Virginia pastors network to the capitol. The clerk shall announce the next order of business. >> Second morning order of business, announcement and member requests to move legislation from the uncontested to the regular calendar. There are two. Under the first category on Page 6 -- excuse me, Senator Hanger 's sb 557, that's been requested to be moved out of the block to the regular calendar by Delegate carter. Mr. Speaker, on Page 27 of the printed calendar, second reading uncontested, not a live category today but Senator McClellan 908. That's been requested to be moveled to the regular calendar by Delegate Bulova .
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The clerk shall announce the next order of business.
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Announcements by members go by for the day. There are two. Page 8 of today's printed calendar under the category of House bills with Senate amendments. House bill 108 by Delegate Collins, has a request to go by for the day by debt Bell. Also on the same category, House bill 428 patroned by Delegate Bell. 482. I apology is. -- I apologize.
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Delegate Gilbert. >> I move that the legislation as announced by the clerk go by for the day.
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The Delegate from Shenandoah moves that the legislation announced by the clerk go by for the day. All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The notion is agreed. >> The next the clerk shall announce --
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Mr. Speaker. It was hb 188. I believe the clerk said 108. Just wanted to make that clear. Mush
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The fourth morning hour of business, recognition of members as request for points of personal privilege. >> The the Delegate from Suffolk, Delegate Jones. >> I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, it is budget week. We kicked it off yesterday with House bills 29 and 30. They were reported out 20-2, both documents. We had a several-hour presentation and -- by the subcommittee chairman. As I mentioned early on in the session, we had seven new members out of the 22 on our committee this year. We had five new, and I think the work product delivered yesterday is probably one of the best I 've seen in my 21 sessions here in Richmond. First off, I promised at the beginning of the session that we would do several things. We would work efficiently and transparent. Delegate Lee vehicle, you Levine you like that word, I know. The subcommittee and their work and the chairman and the committee have done the above. As we have been mentioning so far, the amendments will be on your desk. You can make any objections by I think noon on Wednesday and then any -- I 'm sorry floor amendments on Wednesday and then any objections by 11:00 on Thursday. Highlights, there were no general fund tax increases. We deposited 91 million in the cash reserve. 2% teacher pay raise effective. The first month of our second year of the budget in July of 2019. We put $98 million more into k-12 than is in the introduced budget which I think is very significant. I want to thank Delegate Peace for his efforts. We put $350 million more in $ -- $30 million more than proposed by the governor which is a total incease of $152 million. We retained the $45 million in financial aid which means lower twilts. We targeted some of that aid to try to make sure we can align the graduates with the jobs that are needed and necessary in the real world. We provide a 2% across the board pay increase for state employees beginning July 1st, 2019 and if revenues are there at the end of this calendar, fiscal year, 2% one-time bonus. Over $150 million in the higher-ed case is to target to grow our economy. We provided $18 million more in 59 funding. We took a responsible approach to healthcare that guarantees conservative reforms but provides much-needed health coverage to those most vulnerable in our commonwealth. We were fiscally responsible. We worked with the trump administration as you know to use federal medicaid funds to provide private health insurance to low-income virginians while ensuring we have key reforms bike work engagement. These are similar to what was done in indiana by vice president mike pence and we feel this is our best opportunities to have reforms much like we did 20 years ago. As we look at the work engagement and cost sharing to make sure that people have personal responsibility, we think that's key. We want to do a hand up, not a handout. I think the most important reform is the training, education and employment opportunity program that's included in the budget and it was in Delegate Miyares ' bill. And the taxpayers will not be on the hook for any of the cost of the new expanded population. We make sure that the hospital assist meant will truly reflect the cost of the program. We will treat that much like you treat a regulated utility. Any overpayment would be coming back to those entities or would reduce the base rate moving forward. I look forward to a lively debate on the floor on Thursday. I want to thank you for your time and I would like to say from my perspective and, it's because of the way we have apurchased this. The engagement of the 100 members makes our job very, very easy of knowing where the body stands in the direction that we need to embark on on the 13th floor. Unlucky 13. At least my number is not 1313. It's 1312. But I do look forward to the debate on Thursday and I want to thank robert vaughn and his staff for the wonderful job that they do. They were here all weekend and worked late into the night and they are still working, just see you all know, they are getting sheets together, doing comparisons of the Senate budget to the House budget. I would like to thank you for your time. Have a wonderful rest of the day. [applause]
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Delegate guzman. >> I would like to ask if we could go back to the first morning? >> We'll return to the first morning hour. >> I rise for an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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I rise today to recognize that cub scout 108 please rise to be recognized they meet at the elementary schools. Cub scouting a family-oriented program, designed specifically to address the needs of younger children and as a former girl scout, I know the importance of teaching civic engagement to our children. This provides the venues for our children from kindergarten to fifth grade to adventure and explore world. If you don't see them out completing projects to help the areas, it's because they are probably organizing food drives, geo tracking, hiking, going to visit museums or working on their next derby car. 108 would well dumb one of the first co-ed this upcoming year. I would like to welcome the master and leaders for their amazing work and dedication to our children and for helping me personally while I was campaigning and working here in Richmond so my son carlos could still participate in all activities and be able to achieve the life award. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House please join me in giving them a warm House welcome. >> The House would like to welcome cub scout 108 to the capitol. Hope you enjoy your stay. Delegate brewer.
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Mr. Speaker, I request we return to the first morning hour for the purpose of an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor. We have represent -- [inaudible] there is a significant trend among young generations on both sides of the aisle where young people are paying less attention and are less engaged. I appreciate all they do. I hope that they would stand and I would hope that the House would give them a warm House welcome. >> The House would certainly like to welcome you to the capitol. Delegate Jones .
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I rise for a point of personal privilege.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, I rise to highlight 17 unsung heroes in my local community of Norfolk. Geraldine tally, Lewis cousins, betty reed, lovita young, James turner, patricia turner, edward jordan, claudia wellington, andrew hideleburg, delores Johnson brown, johnny rouse, carol wellington and patricia fotpull. I with like to take a minute to pay tribute. By the summer of 1958, Norfolk was still ignoring the supreme court's brown verses education. Norfolk continued to maintain all white schools and Black schools. That summer, judge hoffman ruled that Black students had to attend the city's all white schools. This decision among other things led Virginia 's class to devise the infamiliar use strategy used to undermine the ruling in brown. Norfock's pursuant to the court order, Black students applied for admission to the schools in Norfolk but it was neither easy nor smooth. Originally 151 students applied to attend the schools in 1958. In staunch opposition to the integration, the school board opted to reduce that number by interviewing the Black students to determine if they were qualified if to be in a white school, what experience do you have with white kids and have up been in trouble? They flunked them all. Judge hoffman intervened. He insisted that some be admitted. Anticipating the inty grace order from inty grace order, they passed a state law mandating that any school would close if forced integrate by the federal government. Dollar charlottingville and Warren County were affected. Six of the all white schools were closed to avoid integration. More than 9,000 students were kept from school and they were targets of intense criticism and public scrutiny for causing all of this trouble in our school. Still, they shared the white students lock-out status. On January 19, 1959, the Virginia supreme court and the federal district court declared that the school closings were unconstitutional. Eventually, Norfolk succumbed from pressure from the navy and a business and admitted the 17 names I listedder into the -- I listed into school. Andrew lateert recalled an interview about his experience. One day he was puzzled by strange behavior after school in the locker room. Why are all of these guys walking past me in the shower looking at me funny I don't believe you would give me. Believe me what? They were told that Black people come from monkeys and they want to see if you have a tail. They were spit at, cursed, belittled and ostracized. In the face the Norfolk 17 were peaceful, humble and meek all at the same time. Teenagers who bravely endured these heinous on tencies obscenities just to receive better lives. I doubt I would have had the fortitude to do that at our age and I wonder how many of us can say we put up with that ourselves. This September will mark 60 years since the Virginia assembly declined to support integration. 60 years might seem like an eternity to some but for others it can feel like yesterday. Each day thousands of students walk through the schools and do not have to face the fear, uncertainty and intense scrutiny like those in generations past. Let us remember us the Norfolk 17 and their contributions to our commonwealth. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause] mush
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The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Krizek. >> Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today is the day we celebrate that great man, our very first president's birthday. Some 286 years ago.. He faced a number of unique challenges and rose to the task every single time. Washington was a remarkable man and ovoften exceeded our highest expectations of him. However, he was a man who made mistakes and could be embarrassed and nervous, just as we all are sometimes. I think it's instructive for us to recognize that even george Washington was human. Here is an account to his first address to congress after taking the oath of office in 1779. William mcclay writes, this great man was agitated and embarrassed more than ever he was by the leveled cannon. He trembled and trembled. When he came to the world cut the world "he made a flourish with his right hand. I sinner wish my part he had red off his arrest off this address for not taking his eyes off the paper. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause] >> Does any member have any further announcements, introductions or motions? If not, the clerk will callle calendar.
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Calendar for today, February, 19th, 2019. The calendar for the Virginia House of delegates is as follows -- first category, Senate bills third reading, uncontested calendar. Approximately dozen and a half in the uncontested calendar block beginning with Page 1. S.B. 52. A bill to amend and reenact 16.1-249 of the code of Virginia, relating to places of confinement for juveniles. Reported from committee for courts of justice. >> Delegate Bell. >> Mr. Speaker, members of House, Senate 52 deals with the places of confinement for juvenile. It's identical to the bill by hayes which passed. I so move.
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Continuing on -- s.B. 109. A bill to amend and reenact 19.2-389.1 of the code of Virginia, relating to dissemination of juvenile record information; emergency medical services agency applicants. Reported from committee for courts of justice. >> Delegate Bell .
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Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 109 deals with the dissemination of juvenile record office. It's identical to House bill 135 that passed the body 99-0. I move the passage. >> S.B. 180. A bill to amend and reenact 17.1-258.6 of the code of Virginia, relating to acceptability of electronic medium; record of criminal proceedings. >> Delegate Bell .
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Mr. Speaker, this is identical to House bill 235 from Delegate Collins which passed this body, 99-0. I move the passage. Continuing -- 2 the 95. 295.
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I move the passage of the bill.
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Turning to Page, 3, 319. S.B. 319. A bill to amend and reenact 43-3 and 43-21 of the code of Virginia, relating to general contractors; waiver or diminishment of lien rights; subordination of lien rights. Reported from committee for courts of justice. >> Delegate Bell .
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This is identical to 823 which passed this body 98-0. I move the passage.
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Continuing with the block -- Senate bill, s.B. 361. A bill to amend and reenact 22.1-32 of the code of Virginia, relating to the school board of the city of Norfolk ; salaries of appointed members. Reported from committee on education.
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Delegate Landes. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 361 is identical to House bill 779. Patroned by debt Delegate Heretick. I move passage of the bill. >> S.B. 411. A bill to amend and reenact 23.1-200 and 23.1-3002 of the code of Virginia, relating to higher education; governing boards; appointment. Reported from committee on education. >> Delegate Landes .
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 411 clarifies that non-legislative citizen members of state counsel higher education for Virginia and the eastern Virginia medical school board shall continue to hold office until their successors have been appointed and qualified. This clarifies the language related to prior -- it was saying that they were appointed and confirmed. As you all know, we don't confirm members of appointed boards until we're actually in session. This is a recommendation of the code commission. I move the passage of the bill. >> Continuing -- Senate bills on third reading uncontested calendar. S.B. 422. A bill to amend and reenact 55-59.1 and 55-64 of the code of Virginia, relating to foreclosure; notice of sale when owner is deceased; payment of surplus to personal representative. Reported from committee for courts of justice. >> Delegate Bell .
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This bill is identical to 755 from Delegate left which. I move the let Leftwich. I move the passage. >> S.B. 457. A bill to amend and reenact 19.2-11.01, 19.2-11.2, and 19.2-269.2 of the code of Virginia, relating to confidentiality of victim telephone numbers and email addresses in criminal cases. Reported from committee for courts of justice.
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This bill was identical to 840. I move the passage. >> S.B. 475. A bill to amend and reenact 19.2-56.2 of the code of Virginia, relating to search warrant for a tracking device; delivery of affidavit. Reported from committee for courts of justice. >> Delegate Bell .
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This is identical to 145. Which passed 99-o I move -0. I move the passage. Continuing with the block -- s.B. 524. A bill to amend and reenact 16.1-69.54 and 16.1-112 of the code of Virginia, relating to electronic case papers; transmission between district and circuit courts. Reported from committee for courts of justice with amendment. >> Delegate debt.
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I move the amendment. >> Shall the committee amendment be agreed to? [ayes expressed] >> Yep. >> Those opposed no? Had agreed to.
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This is identical to 378 from Delegate Habeeb. It passed 98-0. I move its passage.
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Senate bill 525. A bill to amend and reenact 16.1-69.6:1, as it is currently effective and as it shall become effective, and 17.1-507 of the code. S.B. 557. A bill to amend and reenact 22.1-181 and 46.2-339 of the code of Virginia, relating to school bus operators; training. Reported from committee on education with substitute. >> Delegate Bell .
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This is identical to 733 which passed 99-0. I move the passage.
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Next un -- s.B. 566. A bill to amend and reenact 19.2-390 of the code of Virginia, relating to report of arrests; fingerprints; trespass; disorderly conduct. Reported from committee for courts of justice. >> Delegate Bell .
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Mr. Speaker, this bill is identical to 1266 which was from Delegate Toscano. It passed 98-0. I move the passage. >> S.B. 783. A bill to amend and reenact 19.2-152.7 of the code of Virginia, relating to department of criminal justice services to review pretrial services agencies; report. Reported from committee for courts of justice. >> Delegate Bell .
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This bill is identical to 996 from Delegate Gilbert. It passed 100-0. I move the passage. >> S.B. 960. A bill to amend and reenact 22.1-17.3 and 22.1-227.1 of the code of Virginia, relating to high school to work partnerships; establishment; exemptions. Reported from committee on education. >> Delegate Freitas .
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This is identical to House bill 544. It passed the House 100-0. I hope it's the pleasure of the body to pass the bill. >> S.B. 981. A bill to amend and reenact 20-108.2 of the code of Virginia, relating to calculation of child support obligation; multiple custody arrangements. Reported from committee for courts of justice.
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Delegate Bell. >> This bim is bill 1361, which passed 98-0. I move the pattage. >> And finally rounding out Senate bills third reading uncontested, last bill on the block. S.B. 982. A bill to amend and reenact 20-108.2 of the code of Virginia, relating to guidelines for the determination of a child support obligation; child support orders. Reported from committee for courts of justice. >> Delegate Bell .
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This bill is identical to House bill 1360 from Delegate left which 1360 from Delegate Leftwich and I move the passage.
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Shall the bills pass? Clerk will close the roll.
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Ayeses ayes 100. Noes 0.
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The bills pass. Next category Senate bill on third reading regular calendar. S.B. 760. A bill to amend and reenact 23.1-3136 and 23.1-3137 of the code of Virginia, relating to the online Virginia network authority. Reported from committee on education. >> The Delegate from from Montgomery, Delegate Rush. >> Thank you. 760 is the exact same as House bill 1118 that passed this House unanimously. I move passage of the bill.
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Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 100. Noes 0.
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Ayes 100. Noes 0. The bill passes.
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And returning to Page 6, Senate s.B. 557. A bill to amend and reenact 22.1-181 and 46.2-339 of the code of Virginia, relating to school bus operators; training. Reported from committee on education with substitute.
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Delegate Landes. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. First I would like to mosh the substitute for Senate bill 557. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? [ayes expressed]
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It's agreed to.
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Now with the Senate bill 557, it's identical and conforms to House bill 810 that Delegate O'Quinn had dealing with the requirements for school bus drivers. I move passage of the bill.
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Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 99. Noes 100. I'm sorry -- ayes 99. Noes 1. Apologize. [laughter] >> Ayes 99. Noes 1. The bill passes. [laughter]
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Continuing with today's calendar -- the last category of bills, mercifully -- [laughter]
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House bills with Senate amendments. 188 and 422 have been taken by for the day. Therefore, the only bill is 923. A bill relating to the common interest community, information on covenant association and certificates. The bill was passed on February 5th subsequently by the Senate which is an amendment before the body.
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Delegate Bulova .
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923 provides additional specificity to the form that accompanies hoa disclosure packets. The amendment is pretty technical or mostly technical. The original language could have been contrued that you could submit a blank form. This just makes it clear that you have to fill out the form. I move I move the amendment.
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Shall the amendment be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 100. Noes 0. >> The Senate amendment is agreed to.
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That completes today's calendar.
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Per rule 51, the House is returning to the morning hour. Cross the clerk have anything else?
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The meeting scheduled for this afternoon and tomorrow morning, appropriations full committee, those are all canceled today. Appropriations met yesterday and that shall suffice. Looking ahead, immediately upon adjournment of the House, the committee on courts of justice will meet in House room 1 downstairs. That's a change in location. Courts will meet immediately upon adjournment. And then 15 minutes after adjournment, the committee -- courts of justice, number 2 chaired by Delegate Habeeb will be meeting in the same room, House room 1. A half-hour after adjournment, courts of justice, number one chaired by Delegate Gilbert. They will be meeting in House room 3. At 3:00, as previously announced, the transparency caucus will be meeting in the 300-b room. 3:00, Virginia transparency caucus. At 4:00, committee number 1 will be meeting in on the fourth floor of pocahontas. And also subcommittee number 4, p and e on the second floor of pocahontas. At 4:30 today, the Virginia environmental and renewable energy caucus will be meeting in the 200-b subcommittee on the second floor and then finally at 5:00 today, the northern Virginia delegation caucus, they will be meeting in the 6th floor Senate leadership conference room in the pocahontas building on the 6th floor. Looking ahead to tomorrow, Tuesday, February 20th, the sunrise caucus will be meeting at 7:00 a.M. In the 6th floor room. The conservative caucus will meet at 7:30 in the 300-b room. At 8:00, the animal welfare caucus will be meeting in the 200-b subcommittee room. The first legislative meeting will be -- committee meeting will be at 7:00 a.M. Transportation committee subcommittee number 1 chaired by Delegate Garrett, they will meet in the extension. At 7:350, 7: -- at 7:30 and then a c and r, will be in the 400 room. Also at 7:30 tomorrow, the privileges and elections subcommittee number one will be meeting in House room one here in the capitol, 7:30. P and e, sub 1. At 8:00, the committee on health, welfare and institution, subcommittee number 2, they will be meeting in the House committee room on the ground floor of pocahontas. That is a change in time for hwi sub 2. Tomorrow, Tuesday, committee on transportation, they will be meeting in House room 3 down in the extension. At 9:30 tomorrow, the committee on health, welfare and institutions, they will be meeting in the House committee room. That is on the ground floor of the pocahontas building and finally, Mr. Speaker, the democratic caucus will be meeting tomorrow at 11:15, in House room 2 and the republican caucus will be meeting at 11:30 tomorrow in and the meeting is scheduled to be updated. >> Delegate Gilbert ?
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I move the House when it adjourn ajump tomorrow at noon. >> All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed]
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I move the House adjourn. >> The Delegate from Gilbert