02/23/2018 House Proceedings

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Index

SB16—00:00:16
SB127—00:00:40
SB128—00:00:22
SB176—00:01:10
SB663—00:00:16
SB829—00:00:40
SB905—00:00:46
SB925—00:00:40
SB823—00:00:52
SB918—00:00:28
HB1249—00:01:04
Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico)—00:00
Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)—00:00
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—01:24
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:06
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:06
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:12
Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:30
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)—00:06
Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)—00:00
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:00
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:12
Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)—01:06
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—00:12
Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)—00:00
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—01:06
Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)—00:18
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:18
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—03:30
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:24
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:00
Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)—01:18
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:12
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—01:00
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Minutes

Called to order at 10:00 a.m. by M. Kirkland Cox, Speaker

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by Rabbi Michael Knopf, Temple Beth-El, Richmond [at the request of Delegate Rodman]

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: Delegates Convirs-Fowler and Morefield

Journal for Thursday, February 22, 2018, approved by the Speaker

Senate Communication Received - more

Senate Communication Received - more

HB 482 - House accedes to Senate request for Committee of Conference

Committee reports

Counties, Cities and Towns reported on 02/23/2018

Privileges and Elections reported on 02/23/2018

SB 389 - House insists on amendment and requests Committee of Conference

HJR 330 taken up and agreed to

Motion by Delegate Collins to adjourn in honor and memory of the Honorable Robert Smalls agreed to

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

CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIMEUNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SB 16 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 72 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 128 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 176 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 253 - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 305 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 388 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 399 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 504 - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 544 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 663 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 672 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 812 - Moved to Regular CalendarSB 829 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 831 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 832 - Moved to Regular CalendarSB 875 - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 905 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 918 - Moved to Regular CalendarSB 925 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 933 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 943 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 974 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 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.

[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 the rabbi michael knopf, temple beth-el, Richmond, Virginia. Remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america led by the Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> [speaking in foreign language] champion of the down trodden we ask that today and every day you show our leaders how to walk your paths. Enable them to see your image in all people, eradicating all forms of bigotry and furthering your cause of inclusion and equality. Embolden them to welcome the immigrants, to support the refugee and to uphold the hopes of dreamers. Soften their hearts hearts to know the suffering of the poor, the marginalized and the disadvantaged. Source of life, we pray that today and every day you empower our leaders to be true champions of life. Move them to ensure that everyone in our commonwealth has access to quality affordable healthcare, call them to safeguard us from the millions of guns, legal and easy to buy, that threaten our children at school, at the mall, at the movies, at concerts. Grand them the will and the courage to put the lives of vulnerable citizens above the concerns of well-funded special interests. Guide them to do everything they can to preserve our health and to prevent shamefully common uniquely american man-made tragedies. God of freedom, we ask that today and every day you strengthen our leaders' resolve to protect the free ideals and democratic institutions that are the glory of our commonwealth and country. Grant them the humility to engage in respectful debate and disagreement, forming forging consensus where possible, yielding where necessary. Above all, remind them of their power to foster the common good and their responsibility above ideology, party and political calculation to wholeheartedly pursue righteousness and justice. Hear our voices, God. And with compassion, receive our prayers. For we affirm that you are a God who listens to prayer. And as you bless our beloved commonwealth, and these dedicated public servants, help us all recall that beyond supplication and beyond all praise you are a God who loves Deeds and righteousness. May the actions of our hands be acceptable in your sights, bringing your love, your presence and your Peace ever closer. And let us say amen. >> Amen.
[Unknown]
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. And to the republic, for which it stands. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [no audio]
[Unknown]
The members will answer the roll call indicating presence on the electronic voting board.
Kirk Cox
The clerk will close the roll. >> Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
Kirk Cox
Pursuant to House rule 3, I georgia [gavel pounding] I have examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for Thursday, February for January 22. Motions and resolutions pursuant to rule 30 are now in order. The clerk shall announce the first morning hour of business including any communications and announcements.
[Unknown]
I have a communication. The Senate has insisted on its amendments and requested a committee of conference on House bill 482.
[Unknown]
Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move that the House accede to the request on the previously reported legislation.
[Unknown]
All those reported, aye. Those opposed, no. That motion carries. >> Also the Senate communicated their rejection of House amendment to Senate bill 389.
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The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move that the House insist on its amendments and request a committee of conference on the previously reported legislation. All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. That motion is adopted. >> The Delegate from Henrico, Delegate rodman. >> Mr. Speaker, I rise for the purpose of an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, today our beautiful in vocation was given by rabbi michael knopf from temple beth-el. I would like to ask him and his wife to stand. I am honored to call him my rabbi. The rabbi of temple beth-el. They have three beautiful children, baby akiva is with us here today. Originally from atlanta georgia, rabbi cnopf graduated and went on to the jewish theo logical university of america. A fellow of both rabbis without borders and clergy leadership incubator has been published in several anthology and a regular contributor to the jew dish daily forward among others. His sermons are often aired on the j-cast network. Check out his pod casts. They are popular. A prolific writer and inspiring speaker. Like me, he was named one of rich Monday 's top 40 under 40. Happy to have him as part of the club and one of the most inspiring rabbis in america. He has committed to interpreting and applying jewish values in light of contemporary issues, bringing judaism into active collaboration with other faith traditions and harvesting as a force for a more just and peaceful society. Rabbi knopf regularly participates in several interfaith round tables and organizations that champion social justice and human rights in rich command and around the country. You might recognize him. Last month he gave the benediction at the governor's inauguration, inspiring us all to eradicate bigotry. I have the incredible honor to call him my religious teacher, my faith leader and friend. Please give the rabbi and his wife a warm House welcome. [applause]
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The Delegate from Rockingham, Delegate Wilt .
[Unknown]
I rise for a request. >> The Delegate May state it.
[Unknown]
I ask that on Page 41 of the printed calendar House hint resolution 330 be taken up out of order.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 3030 mending the brent barry food drive.
[Unknown]
Delegate Wilt. >> Move adoption.
[Unknown]
I move the adoption of the resolution. All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The resolution is adopted. The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Kory .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an announcement.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you. Members of the House, this is the regular Friday call for food for food more, the organization that distributes food throughout to those who need it which doesn't include Delegate Gilbert 's son. Oh, ouch. Okay. Peanut butter for Delegate Gilbert 's son. Okay. More food for all of us, please. And I want to thank the pages especially, they brought a lot of food over yesterday. So, thank you very much. And let's see if the House of delegates can beat the pages in terms of the amount of food you donate. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Pursuant to House rule 30 the journal shall reflect the following members away on pressing personal business and granted leave from today's session. Delegates convirs-Fowler and Delegate moorfield.
[Unknown]
The clerk will announce the next order of business.
[Unknown]
The second hour order of business the member request to move legislation from the uncontested to the regular calendar. There is one on a nonlive section of the calendar today under the category of Senate bills second reading uncontested on Page 36 of today's printed calendar. Senator Lewis ' s.B. 932 has been requested to be moved to the regular calendar by Delegate Filler-Corn. >> The clerk shall announce the next order of business.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, in addition, I apologize. Senate bill -- [no audio]
[Unknown]
The House will be at ease. >> Mr. Speaker, on Page 8, Page 8 of today's printed calendar Senate bills third reading uncontested, Senator Ebbin 's bill 918 needs to be moved to the regular calendar as well.
[Unknown]
The clerk will announce the next order of business. >> Mr. Speaker, the third portion of the morning hour are member requests for legislation to go bye for the day and if so, any went motion by the majority -- subsequent motion by the mainly leader to effectiate the request. Page 3. On Page 10. The first two under the category of Senate bills third reading beg. On Page 10, Senator Suetterlein 's s.B. 513. That has been requested to go bye for the day by Delegate Leftwich. Same category, but on the next Page of the printed calendar, Page 11. Senator Wagner 's Senate bill 966 has been requested to go bye for the day by Delegate Kilgore. And then finally, Mr. Speaker, under the next category of House bills with Senate amendments, Delegate Ingram 's House bill 1164 he has requested that that be taken bye for the day. >> The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> Mr. Speaker, I move that the legislation as announced by the clerk go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert moves the legislation announced by the clerk go bye for the day. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. The clerk shall announce the next order of business.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, the fourth and final portion of the morning hour, reserved for request for member points of personal privilege which are now in order.
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The Delegate from Richmond, Delegate Adams. >> Yes, Mr. Speaker. I would like to return to the first hour for purpose of introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today on the grounds of the campus we have representatives of 75 senior government students from James river high school located in beautiful Chesterfield County which I 'm honored to represent. They came to the capitol to experience legislation in action and they have been able to meet with different legislators, representing the James river school district, sat in on committee meetings, toured the capitol and observed the legislation from the gallery. This coincides with the conclusion of their student projects where they track and report a current piece of legislation and they are accompanied by their government teachers greg defrancisco and Warren kemp and the assistant principals. I would hope it would be the pleasure of the body to give them a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
The House would like to welcome the students from students.
[Unknown]
I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today I rise to share this moment in Black history to pay tribute to one of our nation's oldest and most famous families, the quanders. If you live in the 44th district you know their name. They can trace their lineage back over 300 years. One of the oldest and consistently documented african american family names in the united states of america. One chapter of the story starts at mount vernon in george Washington 's mount vernon. At the time of his death, records show that the president and the first lady owned more than 300 slaves. The enslaved people had various jobs at mount vernon, but most worked in the fields on several farms across the nearly 8,000 acres most of which is now in the 44th district. President Washington freed the 123 slaves that he owned in his will of 1799. On the list of the slaves to be freed was a young woman raised on river farm which is now a sub division named nancy who later as an adult became nancy carter quander. Her life is featured at mount vernon today. You can learn about her in the current featured exhibition at mount vernon entitled lives bound together slavery at george Washington 's mount vernon. I think it is running through the end of the year and explores the personal stories of the people enslaved at mount vernon and providing insight into george Washington 's evolving opposition to slavery. Within ten years after she was freed she married charles quander, he was brought to the american colonies as a slave prior to 1684. And you can find all of the information on the digital encyclopedia of mount vernon online. The family today has been featured often in the media. They have been in the Washington post enpr and, of course, at the mount vernon estate. Their large family reunions are legendary and many descendants still remain in the community. You have the elementary school down the road, it is now not actually an elementary school but the quander creek and the road where my high school is located on. A few months ago, Fairfax County acquired 2.32 acres of land on quander road and it has been in the ownership of the family for over 100 years. A singularly important piece of land as it connects a stream and donated property undergoing county funded stream restoration and will serve as a new public park and be a reminder of the family and legacy and the history of mount vernon. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause]
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The Delegate from Suffolk, Delegate Jones .
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Mr. Speaker, I rise for a pop. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I was not sure this was in the first order or fourth order of business but I wanted to take a moment -- I would like to take a moment to touch on something that we heard from the general manager and the coach of our basketball team. On Monday night we have the 10th annual basketball classic. Classic might not be an appropriate use of term in that context, but I can assure you if you come out you will see some fun had by all. And many men and women embarrassing themselves trying to live their glory days. What I want to talk to you about today is we had a goal set of $10,000 to raise for this endeavor from the House. I'm pleased to report we are halfway there. We raised $5,000. We had not quite 50% of you to donate. If each one who haven't donated would give $100 we could attain our goal of $10,000 on Monday. At this point in time, I would like for the gentleman from Hopewell to hand to the gentleman the book, he has donated a very sizeable check who this endeavor. There is no doubt that each and every one in this chamber have been touched by cancer. Host of of most of you might know last fall our family had it visited upon us. Our daughter, her fiancee came to Richmond, got off a train and was in some pain. He went across the street to mcv and they did a wonderful job helping him. Found out that he had some cancer. We got him in to sloan kettering and it was determined there was nothing they could do for him. So nine weeks from his presenting of the cancer, he passed at our home. We took care of him at his request to come to Suffolk. The reason I mention that is we get so busy here thinking of what will happen to our bill or what will happen when it gets to the Senate, what is someone going to think back home. I'm asking each of you to think about laurie westbrook and other members that have lost loved ones. I lost my mother when she was 49 to cancer, 35 years ago. My wife lost both of her parents before she was 20 to the disease. The least that we can do, those who are blessed is to help those who aren't. I could ask those if you have not, get out your checkbook and write a check for at least $100 and let the Senate know we are all in it 100% to beat the scourge of can. Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. [applause]
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The Delegate from fled Frederick, Delegate Collins. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege and a request. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
I too, stand, for Black history month. Yes. So I have listened over here all month and it has been entertaining as well as educational for me, this being my third session, every February listening to the heroes. I have one myself. And I thought I would stand up and tell you about Mr. Robert smalls. Who was born April 5, 1839 into slavery in buford, south carolina. Now I will fast forward to April of 1861 where he was a slave aboard the confederate sailing ship planter which was a lightly armored transport ship in the harbor of south carolina with six other slaves. On May 13, 1861, he and the other slaves on board the planter took the ship in the harbor of charleston. Okay. We are not talking about out at sea. In the charleston harbor. In you don't know that is where the whole ked kerfluffle started. Took the ship and passed not one not two not three but five separate confederate forts there were there to protect the harbor. How did he do this? He put on the captain's jacket and put on a straw hat and memorized the hand signals. I would say that there might be a reason why the south lost. Because he was able to get past all five ports, rescue the family members of the other slaves onboard his ship, and make it out of the harbor and in to safety where the union block kade blocade was, flew a white flag and the union took control of the ship and he was a freed man. Now, ladies and gentlemen, that might be where this story ends. But it's not. He then went to meet with president lincoln where he advocated that african americans should be fighting for the union. And the president agreed. So, he was then made the pilot of then the ironclad uss. To be the pilot means that you are driving the ship. And the ironclad at the time was like the aircraft carrier. Imagine that, ladies and gentlemen. A freed slave who is now at the helm of one of the most technologically advanced ships that we had on the oceans at that time. He then also became the pilot of another ironclad, the isaac Smith. Then, he became the pilot of his old ship the ucc planter. And on December 1, 1863, at that time the captain's name was James nickerson and the planter came under fire. Nickerson decided to abandon his host and he ran into the coal bunker of the ship for safety as they took fire. Mr. Smalls, knowing that if the ship was to be captured he and his fellow slaves, freed men on board would more than likely be summarily executed, took command of the ship and sailed it to safety, at which point he was named captain of the planter for the remainder of the conflict. Now, this is also a good place to end the story but there is more. I know that we all love more. He then went home back home to buford, south carolina, where he took possession of his former slave owner's House. Okay. So, is this dude, right. [laughter]
[Unknown]
We are getting a good picture of who this guy it. This is why I 'm feeling heroic with this guy. He opened up several stores with other freed men to help out the other freed men. South carolina was not open after the war to a lot of this. He became a successful businessman and was named in 1868 to the south carolina constitutional convention where he helped rewrite the constitution. In the same year, he was elected to the south carolina House of representatives. Now, Mr. Speaker, it is at that point as with all heroes there is a tragedy. He became afflicted just like one of our own members here in the House with I want to be a congressman-itis.
[Unknown]
Oh!
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And in 1874, he succumbed to that and was elected as a republican to the united states House of representatives. Ladies and gentlemen, these are the individuals that I aspire to be. The courage, this is what I try to raise my son to have this kind of courage. To have this kind of leadership. And Mr. Smalls is that kind of guy that says follow me and watch this. So, Mr. Speaker, I would ask that today, when we adjourn, we do so in the honor and memory of robert smalls who died this day in 1915. Thank you. >> The Delegate from Virginia beach, Delegate Davis. [no audio]
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a pop.
[Unknown]
Wait one second. Delegate Collins moves when the House adjourn it adjourn in honor and memory of robert smalls. Those in favor of that motion shall rise. [gavel pounding]
[Unknown]
The motion is agreed to. Delegate Davis. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise for a pop.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you. The term the Virginia way has been used many times the last few years related to numerous portions of medicaid solutions. Truth be told, the Virginia way isn't defined by any legislation. It is how we conduct ourselves advocating for and against legislation on behalf of those we represent. The Virginia way is how we constructively debate and disagree in a manner that rises to our better angels rather than a way that makes a mockery out of our mission to serve. In essence, the Virginia way is defined by the civility with which we operate. Mr. Speaker, yesterday's debate within the chamber lived up to that standard and I 'm proud of how we all conducted ourselves during the process that sometimes can get emotionally charged and the temptation to in flame can become great. And for that, I 'm prouder than ever to be associated with this body and the members in it. However, the same can't be said for person political demagogue who stood on the capitol grounds hawking his candidacy and hurling personal insults at members of this body armed with toilet paper. Although probably a useful item to have close to the political rhetoric he was throwing around. [applause]
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker --, it is rich and ironic to be lecture the on fiscal responsibility by someone who has supported a long list of tax increases back home. [applause] >> Fueling spending growth that would make a real conservative blush, and who happily switches positions for the opportunity to raise dollars for the various political campaigns. Mr. Speaker, I believe the Virginia way is a better approach because at the end of the day for government to work, we can't allow our service to be degraded into embarrassing charades by attention seekers whose only skill is theaterrics. And while that conduct stains not only our party but also our commonwealth and stains the entire process here and the business we conduct. It also stains the voters who do have philosophical disagreements with government because they get defined by the adjectives that truly only apply to him. Mr. Speaker, for too long, we have allowed the Virginia way to be shouted down by a charlatan whose record doesn't match his rhetoric and right now I 'm done with fake politicians. Done with minnesotans who pretend to be southern gentlemen. I am done with phoneys who think they are donald trump because they can tweet. And I 'm done with holier than thou poll tips politicians who want to preach about ethics and fiscal responsibility when they have demonstrated that they possess neither. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Hall Halifax, Delegate edmund.
[Unknown]
I am going to top, that believe it or not. Mr. Speaker, I rise for a pop. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this morning, around 9:00, February 23, 2018, charleston James Morefield came into this world. [applause]
[Unknown]
I told you I was going to top it. [laughter]
[Unknown]
April, the mother and baby are doing just fine and she weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. Congratulations. And I 'm sure the dad is doing great.
[Unknown]
Thank you for that announcement. The Delegate from clark, Delegate gooditis. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise for a pop. Point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday, I suffered a minor illness and a major embarrassment right here in this room. Of course, on one of our longest days, I had to get a stomach bug. I'm so sorry. I apologize ahead of time to any of those who May follow in my footsteps. If the love and care and sweetly spoken of my fellow delegates and friends could have healed me, I would have been instantly healed. As it was, I had to tolerate it for a number of hours. But, also, I want to comment on our wonderful doctor delegates Garrett and Stolle. [applause]
[Unknown]
I want to note that having experienced their calm and soothing and competent bedside manners firsthand, it is easy for me to understand why their constituents have put their confidence into those two delegates. And so, thank you, my colleagues, my doctors, and my friends. Thank you. [applause] >> Does any member have any further announcements, introductions or motions? If not, the clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for today, Friday, February 23, 2018. For the Virginia House of delegates. First category, Senate bills on third reading uncontested calendar. Mr. Speaker, there was one additional request to move out of the block to the regular calendar. That is on Page 7 of today's printed calendar. Senate bills third reading uncontested. Senate bill 832 will go to the regular calendar and that was by Delegate Adams of Richmond city. Accordingly, beginning with the uncontested third reading block on Page 1. First up. Senate bill 16, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia, relating to security freezes on credit reports; fees. Reported from committee on commerce and labor.
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The Delegate Adams. >> This redos the amount that May be placed to lift, remove a freeze on a cord from $10 to $5. It is identical to the bill passed in the House and I would ask that we do so here. >> Continuing with the block on Page 2 of the printed calendar. Senate bill 72, a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to the height of electric power distribution lines over agricultural land. The bill is reported from committee on commerce and labor. >> The Delegate from Scott, Delegate Kilgore. >> Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 72 puts us in line with federal requirements now requiring minimum height requirements for electrical distribution lines that would be the same as above road crossings. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill. >> Senate bill 128, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to tnc partner vehicles; interior trade dress. Reported from committee on transportation. >> The Delegate from Henrico, Delegate Bagby. >> Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 128, allows vehicles to be equipped with up to two trade dresses devices. And, I 'm afraid that he is going to cut me. It is also identical to my House bill 830. I hope it he would about the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block. Senate bill 176, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code and several sections of the code relating to life insurance policies; claims of creditors. Reported from committee on commerce and labor.
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The Delegate from Scott, Delegate Kilgore .
[Unknown]
Senate bill 176 allows creditors to include in their provision the case surrender value or loan values of policies where the beneficiary has the right to change the beneficiary. So I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 3 of the printed calendar. Senate bill 253, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to the uniform disposition of unclaimed property act; bank deposits and funds in financial organizations; charges on inactive accounts. Reported from committee on commerce and labor with substitute.
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Delegate from Westmoreland, Delegate Ransone .
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I would like to move the substitute. >> Shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. Delegate Ransone. >> There this will allow banks to return fees back to customers that have had dormant accounts once the account holder reactivates the account. I hope it is the flurry of the pleasure of the body to pass the bill. >> Senate bill 305, a bill to direct the department of health to include certain information regarding cognitive impairment in its public health outreach programs. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions.
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The Delegate from Caroline, Delegate Orrock. >> Mr. Speaker and members of the House, the title of the bill is pretty much self-explanatory. The long and short is having the department of health to enhance the education relative to alzheimer's disease and rae lated conditions. I move the pass and of passage of the bill. >> Senate bill 388, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to the board of directors of the Virginia life, accident and sickness insurance guaranty association. Reported from committee on commerce and labor. >> The Delegate from Scott, Delegate Kilgore .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House. This deals with the Virginia accident and sickness insurance gar guarantee association and increases the number of directors. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill. >> Turning to Page 4. Continuing with the Senate bills on third reading uncontested calendar block. Senate bill 399, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia relating to overdose fatality review teams; penalty. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Caroline, Delegate Orrock .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and members of the House, Senate bill 399 is permissive legislation whereby local governments or regional entities can establish drug overdose fatality review teams, but it puts in place a framework if they do so as to hashy should how they should operate. I move the passage of the bill. >> Senate bill 504, a bill to authorize the department of transportation to review implications of enrollment in a federal pilot program or project. Reported from committee on transportation with amendments. >> The Delegate from lynch during, Delegate Garrett. >> I move adoption was committee amendments, sir. >> Shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendments are agreed to. Delegate Garrett .
[Unknown]
I do thank the speaker. Mr. Speaker and members of the House, Senate bill 504 as amended is identical to my House bill 1276. This directs vdot to convene a work group to study the implications of Virginia joining a federal pilot program to look at increasing the maximum weight of trucks on the interstates. Mr. Speaker, I move that Senate bill 504 do pass, sir. >> Senate bill 544, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to the prescription drug donation program. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions. >> Mr. Speaker. >> The Delegate from Roanoke, Delegate Rasoul. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House. Senate bill 544 requires that existing prescription drug donation programs regulated by the board of pharmacy accept eligible unused drugs from a variety of individuals and entities or any facility operated by the department of behavioral health. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill. >> Senate bill 663, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to air medical transportation; informed decision. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Westmoreland, Delegate Ransone .
[Unknown]
Senate bill 663 is identical to House bill 778 that passed the House 99-0. Senate bill 663 establishes a protocol for hospitals to provide a choice of medical transportation and also estimated charges for patients when they need to be transferred to another hospital. I hope it is the pleasure of the House that we pass the bill. >> Senate bill 672, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia, relating to health insurance; small employers. Reported from committee on commerce and labor. >> The Delegate from Scott, Delegate Kilgore. >> Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, this simply revises the definition of a small employer to include a self-employed person. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill. >> Senate bill 812, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia, relating to definition of qualified mental health professional. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions.
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The Delegate from Caroline, Delegate Orrock .
[Unknown]
Can that go bye temporarily.
[Unknown]
All those in favor of the bill going bye temporarily, signify by saying aye. Those opposed, no. The bill goes bye temporarily. >> Senate bill 829, a bill to amend and reenact multiple sections of the code of Virginia, relating to military medical personnel program; supervision. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Loudoun, Delegate Bell. >> Mr. Speaker, what this bill does, it provides greater clarification and allows for the purpose of -- for the purpose of military medical personnel operating and practicing under the super vision of the medical personnel if they are already qualified to practice in the areas. I hope it is the pleasure of the body to pass the bill. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Next up in the block -- Senate bill 831, a bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section relating to funeral services; acceptance of third-party-provided caskets. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions. >> The Delegate from Caroline, Delegate Orrock .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and members, if this bill puts Virginia in the same posture as nearly 40 other states that allow consumer direct access to casket services. They can contract for their own and becomes part of the funeral arrangements. I move the passage of the bill. >> Turning to Page 7. 832 out of the block and moved to the regular calendar. Continuing with the block on Page 7. Next up is -- Senate bill 875, a bill to require the state board of social services to amend certain regulations related to staffing of assisted living facilities providing care for adults with serious cognitive impairments. The bill has an emergency clause on it. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions with amendments.
[Unknown]
Anyone taking this bill? All those in favor of the bill going bye temporarily, aye. Those opposed, no. It would be helpful if you hit your speak light especially on these bills. >> Page 8. The third reading, uncontested calendar block. Next up is Senate bill 905, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to commercial rest areas; certain interstate highways. Reported from committee on transportation. >> The Delegate from Hopewell, Delegate Ingram. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 905 is identical to my House bill 1522 and it prohibits the private entity from operating a rest area for commercial purposes without the approval of the general assembly. The prohibition does not apply to any program or contract between a private entity and agency political sub that division of the commonwealth recognized by law. I move that we pass the bill. Senate bill 918 moved to the regular calendar. Next up, therefore is Senate bill 925, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to signs or advertisements. Reported from committee on transportation.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Hopewell, Delegate Ingram. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, this is the same identical bill as my House bill 1523. And what it does, it moves the requirement that is sign placed on real property visible to traffic on any highway advertisement conducted by the real property be no more than 250 feet from the advertised property. It is agreed by vdot and everyone. I hope it would be the pleasure to pass the bill. >> Turning to Page 9 of the calendar. Senate bill 933, a bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section relating to carrier business practices; contracts with pharmacies and pharmacists; amounts charged to an enrollee for covered prescription drugs; disclosure of less expensive alternatives to using enrollee's health plan. Reported from committee on commerce and labor. >> The Delegate from Washington, Delegate Pillion. >> Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 933 is identical to my House bill 1177 dealing with transparency. I move the bill pass. [applause] >> Senate bill 943, a bill to amend and reenact sections of the code of Virginia relating to medical assistance services; renewal information. Reported from committee on health, welfare and institutions. >> The Delegate from Caroline, Delegate Orrock. >> Mr. Speaker and members of the House, this bill directs the department to provide quarterly the dates whereby medicaid recipients applications will be coming due and also has language in there so that this is consist! With consistent with federal standards. I move the bill be passed. >> Senate bill 974, a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia, relating to stock corporations; action by shareholders without meeting. Reported from committee on commerce and labor.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Washington, Delegate O'Quinn. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 974 identical to House bill 1559 that I had pass 98-0 that balances the interest of majority and minority shareholders of public companies based in Virginia. I move the bill pass. >> Turning to Page 6. The same category. Gone by temporarily. Senate bill 812. A bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia relating to definition of qualified mental health professional. Reported from the commit yes on health, welfare and institutions.
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The Delegate from Caroline, Delegate Orrock. >> My apologies for not being ready the first time. This allows a qualified mental health professional to provide services in the department of correction setting. I move that the bill pass.
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The Delegate from Richmond, Delegate Adams .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, could we move this bill to the regular calendar?
[Unknown]
The bill is moved to the regular calendar. >> And Mr. Speaker, going to Page 7 of the printed calendar, same category. Senate bill 875. Bill to require the state board of social services to amend certain regulations. The bill has an emergency clause and was reported from the committee on health welfare and institutions with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Caroline, Delegate Orrock .
[Unknown]
This puts in code minimum staffing requirements particularly as it relates to small group home settings where there are a number of residents with serious cognitive impairments. I move the committee amendment. >> Shall the committee amendments be agreed to? All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendments are agreed to.
Kirk Cox
I think we are ready to vote. Make sure everybody is in their seats. Shall the bills pass? The clerk will close the roll. Ayes 98, nos 0. >> Ayes 98, nos 0. The bills pass.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar. The next category of bills Senate bills on third reading regular calendar on Page 10 of the printed calendar. Senate bill 513, taken bye for the day. The first bill in the category will be Senate bill 451, 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. And Mr. Speaker, there is a floor amendment offered by Delegate Carr .
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Richmond, Delegate Carr. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I ask to report the -- move the -- accept the floor amendment. >> Mr. Speaker, the committee substitute was already previously agreed to. The floor amendment offered by Delegate Carr is drawn to the substitute on line 32 after or for insert repeated acts of. >> Delegate Carr .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker and members of the House. Senate bill 451 as amend is the cognate to h.B. 594 which passed unanimously February 8. It is a recommendation of the housing commission authorizes any locality to enact an ordinance that requires corrective action to address criminal blight conditions on certain real property. The floor amendment simply clarifies one of the conditions for the criminal charge in the bill. I move that the bill pass. >> Shall the floor amendment be agreed to? All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The the gentlewoman from is floor amendment is agreed to. Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 98, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. The bill passes. >> Next up, Senate bill 492, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia, relating to towing; fees. Reported from committee on transportation with substitute. >> The Delegate from Newport News, Delegate Yancey. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would like to move the committee substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee substitute is agreed to. Delegate Yancey. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, and members of the House, Senate bill 492 conforms with House bill 800. I move the House pass the bill.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 69, nos 28. >> Ayes 69, nos 28. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 11. Next bill is Senate bill 823, a bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding relating to wireless support structures; public rights-of-way use fees. Reported from committee on commerce and labor. >> The Delegate from Scott, Delegate Kilgore. >> Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 823 comes out of the wireless study that some of the members of the House served on over the past two years and deals with the right-of-way fees and establishes an annual wireless support public right-of-ways fee to be charged to our wireless service providers or infrastructure providers and it is a sliding scale based on the height of the structure. So, ladies and gentlemen, I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to pass the bill.
Terry Kilgore
The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Watts .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speak to the bill.
Vivian Watts
The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you. I regret that I missed this the first time around. I was perfectly happy with the reforms that came as far as the siting of cell to you towers and all of the flexibility that was part of that bill. When I looked at this bill last night, I saw a whole different picture from what I had seen before. What you are looking at is in the diversity of Virginia, we heard a great deal and most of us have appreciated what we have heard about the needs of area of the state which have very high unemployment and don't have an economic base to work with. And I totally appreciate that need of all of us to support the efforts in those localities. What I would ask you to look at in this bill is that we are setting a single fee for every jurisdiction throughout the commonwealth. Even though there are areas of the commonwealth where the cost of real estate cpi on the index of real estate is 150% while other localities their cpi is below 100. And yet we are charging exactly the same fee in each locality. Again, I have no problem with a base fee for a little gain to some of the localities that might be below 100, but above 100, please, look at our situation as well have tried to address and look at your situation. Particularly for counties. We have no other tax authority than the counties that we addressed that have low unemployment, that have high unemployment. We have no other tax base. And every penny that we lose of revenue we have no way to make it up. Except larger and larger class sizes and the county that I represent are in the top 20% of class sizes in every grade level because we have no revenue flexibility. And every penny that is taken away in a bill like this is a loss in services. Or, it is looking at people who have aged in their houses, 50, 60 years and saying that somehow we are going to raise your real estate tax which there is not that kind of elasticity. I urge you to not vote for this bill. Give an opportunity to look at this again hopefully in conference and work out some sort of recognition of the differences of cost of living throughout the state that we have to make up in our cost of services that we have to pay for and not take still another source of revenue away from us or from vdot who will lose approximately $1.5 million every year if we pass this bill as it stands before us.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Scott, Delegate Kilgore .
Terry Kilgore
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this is vdot did agree to these fees. They were part of the work group and I can tell you with vaco and vml we have worked for and members of the House that were on the committee can tell you that we have worked for over two years trying to get this agreement to move forward. Ladies and gentlemen, we need more cell towers. We need more wireless infrastructure in Virginia. We are competing with other states for these investments. And what we need is predictable fees so that these companies will come in and invest in Virginia. So I hope that you will pass the bill. Thank you.
Kirk Cox
The Delegate from Charlottesville. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Will the gentleman from Scott resume the floor for a question? >> Will the Delegate yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I ask the Delegate, his bill was 1427 and I would ask the Delegate is that bill the same as this bill? >> Yes.
David Toscano
Okay. Mr. Speaker -- would the gentleman yield for another question? >> Would the Delegate yield for another question? >> Yes. >> Thank you. I would ask the gentleman has his bill gotten through the other body by now or is it still somewhere in the process?
[Unknown]
I think as far as I know it is somewhere in the process. I think it's Monday. >> Okay. I thank the gentleman.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 67, nos 29. Abstentions 2.
[Unknown]
The bill passes. Mr. Speaker, returning -- sorry, Senate bill 966 taken bye for the day. Returning to Page 6 of the printed calendar, Senate bill 812 a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code related to the definition of qualified mental health professional. The bill has been explained.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 0, abstentions 1. >> Ayes 97, nos 0, abstentions 1. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 7 of the calendar. Senate bill 832, has been moved to the regular calendar. A bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code relating to prescription monitoring program covered substances. Reported from the the health welfare and institutions. >> Delegate Pillion .
[Unknown]
This is identical to the House bill and I move the bill pass. [applause] >> Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 95. Nos 2. >> Ayes 95, nos 2. The bill passes. And Mr. Speaker, the last bill in this category is Page 8 of the printed calendar. Senate bill 918. It is a bill to amend the code of Virginia in several different places, repeal another section related to professional occupation authority to suspend or revoke solely on the basis of default or delinquency in payment of student loans. There is a floor amendment offered by Delegate Orrock. >> Delegate Orrock .
[Unknown]
Legislative services saw that we had technically not listed the agencies correctly as they should be. I move the adoption of the floor amendment. >> The clerk will report the floor amendment.
[Unknown]
There are four on line 23. Line 23 after the word the insert board of accountancy and regulatory boards within the. Amendment two, same line. After the word regulation strike the comma and insert the word and. Amendment three, line 23, after processions strike the remainder of -- professions strike the remainder of line 23 and through accountancy. And the fourth and final amendment on line 25 after the word of authority strike it has.
[Unknown]
Shall the floor amendments be agreed to? All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The floor amendments are agreed to. Delegate Orrock. >> Mr. Speaker and members of the House, this measure puts in place a mechanism whereby a professional license May not be removed solely for defaulting on loans that were outstanding. It does not remove the obligation to repay the loans but allows the individual to continue to hold their license, thereby increasing the ability to probably pay the loan back. I move the bill be passed.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 98, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. The bill passes. Mr. Speaker continuing with today's calendar. Going to Page 11 of the printed calendar. There are a couple of bills under the next category of House House bills with Senate amendments. Page 11. The first one House bill 188 taken by until next Tuesday. The first bill in this category on Page 12. House bill 52, a bill to amend and reenact two sections of the code of Virginia, relating to competency and sanity evaluations; location of evaluation. Passed the House of delegates February 9. Passed the Senate with amendments which are before the body.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Arlington, Delegate home.
Kirk Cox
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. House bill 52 is related to requirements for outpatient evaluations to determine competency. The amendment ensures the evaluator will make the determination for which setting is most appropriate. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to accept the Senate amendment. >> Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 96. Nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos 0. The Senate amendment is agreed to. >> Abstentions 1. >> The Senate amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you. House bill 151, a bill to amend relating to special conservators of the Peace ; authority; insurance. Passed the House of delegates February 1, 2018. Passed the Senate with I 'Ms that are before the body.
[Unknown]
Delegate Fowler. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. This clarifies the authority and jurisdiction of special conservatives of the Peace and I doubt seriously that you remember that was a carveout for three different entities. Well, the Senate amendments wreaked havoc on that particular item so I ask the body to reject the committee -- the Senate amendments so we can get this bill in conference. Thank you very much. >> Shall the Senate amendments be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 0, nos 96. Abstentions 1. >> Ayes 0, nos 96. Abstentions 1. The Senate amendment is rejected. >> Turning to Page 13. House bill 448. A bill relating to December city constitution, restitutionand probation. Passed the House and passed the Senate with a substitute which is before the body. >> Delegate Bell .
[Unknown]
I move the Senate substitute. Is that what we are about to do? I'm sorry. >> Explain.
Rob Bell
Focused on another bill. The substitute before us and I need to speak to the substitute so we can adopt it, is that right?
[Unknown]
Either going to reject or accept. >> Mr. Speaker, this is the bill that would make sure that Virginia does a better job of collecting restitution. Some changes that same since you saw it last. Many technical but makes it clear the judge can handle as a contempt rather than a probation violation and increases the length of time for notice from 30 days to 60. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to accept the Senate amendments.
Kirk Cox
Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 83, nos 14.
[Unknown]
Ayes 83, nos 14. The Senate substitute is agreed to. >> House bill 1164 has been taken bye for the day. Therefore, the last one is House bill 1249. It is a bill related to dna analysis upon conviction of certain disme meaners. Passed -- misdemeanors. Passed with amendment and that amendment is before the body. >> Delegate Toscano .
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, h.B. 1249 when it left the House required the collection of dna samples from people who had been convicted of three additional misdemeanors, assault and battery on family member, criminal trespass and assault and battery. A lot of people worked very hard to get this bill passed out of the House. When it went over to the Senate they cut back on one of the misdemeanors, taking out the requirement to take the sample upon conviction of domestic assault -- assault and battery on a domestic family member. I had originally thought about accepting the Senate amendment and just getting the bill passed but upon further reflection and thinking about all of the hard work that so many people on the appropriations committee did to make the bill happen, I would urge you to reject the Senate amendment, put it in conference so we have another shot at passing the House bill as it left the body. I would ask for a red on this. >> Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 1, nos 97.
[Unknown]
Ayes 1, nos 97. The Senate amendment is rejected. >> Mr. Speaker, continuing with today's calendar. Next category is on Page 14 of the printed calendar. Memorial resolution laid on the speaker's table. The memorial resolutions to be adopted in block are listed on pages 14 and 18 with the exception of House joint resolution 302 and 303 which have been taken bye for the day. But also, Mr. Speaker, to the block added in addition two resolutions introduced this morning by Delegate McQuinn, House resolution 98 and House resolution 99.
[Unknown]
Does any member desire to remove any other resolution from the block? All those in favor of adopting in block the memorial resolutions listed on pages 14-18 with the exception of 302 and 303 and the addition of r. 98 and h.R. 99 shall rise. [gavel pounding]
[Unknown]
The resolutions are agreed to.
[Unknown]
And Mr. Speaker, finally, on Page 18 of the printed calendar. The next and final category today commending resolutions laid on the speaker's table. The commending resolutions to be adopted in block are listed on pages 18 through 23 with the exception of House joint resolution 259 which has been taken bye until next Friday. But as well as the addition of s.J. 174, that was just communicated this morning by the Senate. S.J. 274 is patronned by Delegate -- excuse me, Senator Stuart. A commending resolution for former speaker bill Howell. So, Mr. Speaker, if any one wants to copatron that. They are trying to get it organized. If you want to copatron that, if you do so today, we would appreciate it.
[Unknown]
Does any member desire to remove any other resolution from the block? All those in favor of don'ting the resolutions on pages 18-23 with the exception of h.J.R. 259 and the addition of s.J. 174 will say aye. Those opposed, no. The resolutions are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes today's calendar.
[Unknown]
Per rule 51, the House returns to the morning hour. Does the clerk have any additional announcements or communications?
[Unknown]
No communications. A couple announcements for today. The Monday morning meeting schedule. Immediately upon adjournment of the House the committee on general laws will meet downstairs in House room one. A change this day and time for them. House room one, general laws will be meeting today. Immediately upon adjournment. Immediately upon adjournment as well in House room 3 in the extension, the committee on courts of justice. They will be meeting. A change in time for them. Immediately upon adjournment for courts. And then immediately upon adjournment of the House courts or Senate courts of justice committee, whichever is later the courts of justice judicial panel meeting jointly to interview judges. Those meetings will be at -- in the House committee room which is on the ground floor of the pocahontas building. So, courts in the extension here and then the interviews down in pocahontas. Looking ahead, Mr. Speaker, to Monday schedule in the morning. For Monday, February 26. 7:00, the education committee subcommittee number three meeting in the House committee room. Ground floor, pocahontas. A change in time for education sub three at 7:00.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from albermarle, Delegate Bell. >> Don't mean to interrupt. Members of the courts committee we have here immediately hereafter and I understand the Senate is out, so as soon as we can get to the committee we will do the bills. If we can get out as quick as we can because we are holding up the Senate at this point. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Awwww. >> The clerk will continue.
[Unknown]
On Monday morning the committee on finance will be meeting at 8:30. They will be in the shared committee room the ground floor pocahontas. House finance at 8:30. Also at 8:30, committee on education. House commit eon education at 8:30 in the House committee room. And in addition, Mr. Speaker, at 8:00, on Monday morning, committee on rules. Subcommittee number two chaired by Delegate Jones of Suffolk. They will be meeting on Monday at 8:00 a.M. In the speaker's conference room. The committee on rules subcommittee number 2, Monday the 26th at 8:00 in the speaker's conference room. An additional meeting and the schedule will reflect that momentarily. The democratic caucus meets at 11:15 and like Wise the republican caucus meeting at 11:15 in hughes House room one that completes the announcements.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert .
[Unknown]
I move the House adjourn to reconvene Monday, February 26 at 12 noon. >> The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert moves when the House adjourn it adjourn to reconvene Monday, February 26 at 12 noon. >> The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> I move the House do now adjourn. >> The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate moves the House do now adjourn. All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. The House stands adjourned until Monday, February 26 at 12:00 noon.
[Unknown]
The copatron sheet for the speaker Howell Senate resolution