02/26/2018 House Proceedings

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Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:54
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)—00:00
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:36
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—02:00
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—01:54
Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)—00:48
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—05:12
Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)—04:30
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Minutes

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

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by Bishop Leonard Lacey, Senior Pastor, United Faith Christian Ministry, Stafford [at the request of Delegate Thomas]

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 Campbell and McQuinn

Journal for Friday, February 23, 2018, approved by the Speaker

Senate Communication Received - more

Committee reports

Courts of Justice reported on 02/23/2018

Education reported on 02/26/2018

General Laws reported on 02/23/2018

HBs 1, 638, 1174, 1343, 1482 House accedes to Senate request for Committee of Conference

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

CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIMEUNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SB 20 - Moved to Regular CalendarSB 44 - Passed by for the daySB 103 - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 231 - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 232 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 248 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 265 - Passed by for the daySB 449 - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 470 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 560 - Moved to Regular CalendarSB 571 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 636 - Passed by for the daySB 698 - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 699 - Moved to Regular CalendarSB 741 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 772 - Moved to Regular CalendarSB 840 - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 854 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 884 - Moved to Regular CalendarSB 896 - Moved to Regular CalendarSB 931 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 946 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 950 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 953 - Passed Block Vote (Y-98 N-0 A-0)SB 961 - 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.

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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 bishop leonard lacey, senior pastor, united faith christian ministry, and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance which will be led by the Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >>> Good morning. Let us humble ourselves for prayer. God of grace, God of glory. We're great great grateful for you. God of all mystery, you are acquainted with all of our ways. You know the leaders of municipalities and powers against the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places. I ask you to protect these leaders, keep their minds, souls. You are familiar with the evil that plagues the land. You hold the slews to many of the -- solution to many of the problems we face. Usher in, unity, Peace and harmony. God of all power and might, you've called this distinguished body of leaders, portion the them position of authority. It's my prayer you will grace them with your holy presence, permeate their thoughts with divine wisdom, move each Delegate by your spirit. Give each leader insight to discern what is true and right. Give them the ability to stand and withstand against the forces of evil. God of all Peace and comfort, we thank you for give, ear moo my prayer. I thank you for these leaders. In faith, I believe you're heard by petition and I 'm confident you will respond with divine aspiration. This is my prayer. I pray to you. Amen.
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Amen.
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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. And to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Kirk Cox
The members will answer the roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board. The clerk will close the roll. >> Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
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Pursuant to House rule 3 I 've examined and approved the journal for the House of delegates for February 23, 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, I have a communication and announcement. The Senate has insisted on its amendment and requested a committee of conference on the following bills -- House bill 1, House bill 638, House bill 1174, House bill, 1343, House bill 14782. >> Delegate Gilbert .
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Mr. Speaker, I move that the housesucceed. >> All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed]
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Those opposed no? That motion carries.
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The committee deadline to report Senate revenue bills is tomorrow at 11:59 p.M. House committee, as we understand it, with Senate bills remaining are commerce, labor and finance. I believe finance met today. The floor deadline to act on Senate and House revenue bills, consider any House amendments is Wednesday at 11:59 p.M. If passed, Wednesday will be a stop-start sort of day for planning purposes.
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Delegate thomas. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for the purr moss of purpose of an induction.
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I rise to bishop leonard lacey who gave our prayer. He's a native of alabama. He workedded for the fbi and worked for the police academy e served the commonwealth as a Virginia state trooper for 33 years. Bishop lacy received his bachelor's degree from the university of mary Washington and pastor's from Richmond Virginia and is enrolled at Virginia university Lynchburg. He's grown to one of the largest churches in my area. He serves on the dea and also with the Stafford County sheriff's office. Delegate Torian and I both wish to well shum bishop lacey to the House floor today. We thank him for his service and ask that the we give bishop lacey a warm House welcome. [applause]
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Delegate Landes. >> Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker, and members of the House on behalf of myself and Delegate Jones, the gentleman from sufficient knock, Suffolk, it'smy pleasure to introduce the members of the massey cancer center. The massey cancer center is nationally refresh needed and recognized. It has earned its distinction by the national cancer institute making it one of two in Virginia out of 69 in the nation that had been given this prestigious distinction. Today, Mr. Speaker, each member should receive a team massey buttent along with your reminder invitation to the legislative reception at 6:00 p.M. Tonight prior to the 2018 capitol square basketball classic and I know we're House will be successful under the leadership of our House members who are leading the team. Mr. Speaker, I would ask the House to give a warm House welcome to the -- to Mr. Emmerson and his fellow board members in the gallery with us today. [applause] >> The House wants to welcome for the massey cancer board. What a great job Mr. Emmerson and everybody does. You save so many lives. Thank you for your commitment and being here today is quite an honor. Pursuant to House rule 30, the journal shall reflect the following members are away on pressing personal business and are granted leave from today's session -- delegates Campbell, and Delegate McQuinn. Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Hugo .
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Mr. Speaker, I rise for an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> I rise today and I would like to introduce the members of generation joshua. I hope they would stand. This organization seeks to educate students on the history and founds of the united states of america while also providing hands-on opportunity for students to be involved in government and political affairs. These are some of the future leaders, generation joshua u
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The House would like to welcome generation joshua to the capitol. I hope up enjoy your stay. >> Delegate Gilbert .
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I apologize. I rise for an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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It's my pleasure to welcome one of our former colleague, Delegate jim, joining us in the chamber today. >> The clerk shall ail nouns the next order of business.
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The second portion of the morning hour, member requests to move legislation from any uncontested calendar to the regular calendar. There are three. First category, Senate bills third reading, the large uncontested block, Page 7, sb 699, that's been requested to be moved to the regular calendar by Delegate Cline. Page 8, sb 772, that's been requested to be moved to the regular calendar. Mr. Speaker, on the very first Page, I apologize, sb 20 has been requested to be moved. If you look at Page 9, the block, again, Senator McDougle 's 884, that's been requested to be moved to the regular calendar by Delegate Knight. On the same Page, same category, Senator Wagner 's sb 896, that's been requested to be moved to the calendar by Delegate Cline. >> Clerk shall announce the next order of business.
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Before going to that, Delegate James -- [laughter] -- on Page 5, Senate bill 560, Senator Hanger 's sb 560, he's asked that to be moveled to the regular calendar. The third morning hour of business requests for members for legislation to go by for the today. There are several of those as well. On Page 2 of the printed calendar within the block, sb 44, that's been requested to go by for the day by Delegate brewer. On same Page 4, same category, sb 265. That's been requested to go by the day for the day by Delegate Stolle. Sb 636, that's been requested to go by for the day by Delegate brewer. Page 8, sb 772, that's been requested to go by for the day by Delegate Hugo. Page 9, same category, Senator Wagner 's sb 896, it had been earlier requested to be moved to the regular calendar. It's also by for the day at the request of Delegate Cline. On Page 11, Senate bills third regular, sb 513, that's been requested to go by for the day by Delegate Leftwich, and finally, Mr. Speaker, on the category of House bills Senate amendments, Delegate Jones ' hb 762 on Page 15, that's been requested to go by by the day for I the for the day. >> Delegate Gilbert .
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I move that the legislation go by for the day.
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All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed]
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Those opposed no?
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The motion is agreed to. The clerk shall announce the next ordinary of business.
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Their time members requests for personal privilege are in order.
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Delegate Sullivan. >> I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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I've known since last November, who I wanted to speak about during Black history month this year. I want to introduce irvi in. G comber, who is the Arlington police department's very first african-american police officer. This body regularly demonstrates its great respect for first responders and law enforcement and officer irvin comber was one of the finest. I'm sorry to have to say that officer comber passed away a few months ago in November of 2017. Mr. Speaker, he was born on December 30th, 1942, right here in Richmond. The oldest of seven siblings. From an early age, his intelligencance intelligence -- intelligence and leadership shown bright. He attended arm strong high school where he graduated in a class of 455. He received a full scholarship to Virginia state college but had to leave after two years to help raise his brothers and sisters. He served in the marines from 1963 to 1967 where he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. And then, Mr. Speaker, luckily for Arlington, he applied to be a communications clerk at the county police department. As irving described it, he had had negative encounsellers encounters with the police. So he was a bit leery. Plus he would be the first Black person ever hired by the department. He took the job. He performed so well that after only three month, the chief of police asked him to consider joining the force as an officer. Irving rejected the officer. He was concerned he would be limited to policing minority neighborhoods. It was only after the chief assured him that he would be able to patrol the whole area that he was promote. That was at that time that he made history as Arlington County 's first Black policeman. It was December 1967, irving was just 25 years old. The Washington post ran a headline about it. "Arlington hires former marine as county's first negro policeman." for context, Mr. Speaker, Fairfax County had one Black officer. The Virginia state police, none. Little about Arlington know how much young officer comber was about to change Arlington County for the ber. He changed policing in Arlington for the better. He created the first ride along county and was an instructor at the training academy. He served the police department for 24 years. Officer comber changed Arlington public schoolses for the better. In 1969, he became a resource officer as thomas jefferson high school. This was just as racial integration in schools was beginning from the face of lawsuits and opposition. He took initiative by creating the juvenile delinquency program, sponsored the student law enforcement program and the students' day at the. He was so successful, that the county decided that sors should be assigned to every county. Officer comber changed our colleges for the better, Mr. Speaker. While serving the police department, officer comber returned to higher education nearly a decade after leeching to support his family. He received a patchler of science degree from a.U. He then gave back to the academic field as a part-time professor at the northern Virginia college. And in one of the most important parents of his legacy, Mr. Speaker, officer comber changed the liveses lives of arlin tong for the ar -- of Arlington. He led a federally-funded initiative as the director of minority rekrautment, successfully bringing african-americans into the law enforcement field and increasing much-needed diversity in our police force. In 1983, Mr. Speaker, with 15 years as a police officer under his belt and despite the trails he had already blazed, officer corner risk the his comber risked his career to stand up to discrimination. He led a group of seven Black policemen dubbed the magnificent seven. The Suit revealed a long-standing pattern of racial discrimination in the department that prevented those officers from reaching the supervisor level. The claim included the ugly truth that in their words, traditionally and to the present, white supervisors have engaged in the use of racial slurs, epithets." they were successful, Mr. Speaker, Arlington County afreed to increase agreed to promotions by women and Black officers. Also, pamela and angela, sergeants. They are here about us today in the gallery. Are at his two sisters, niece, long-time dom panian, francy long and his mother, ruth comber. Officer comber didn't just believe in the law. He believed in justice. He acted to strengthen both. Irving comber will be deeply missed. But his important work in Arlington and the commonwealth will never be forgotten. Please join me in welcoming his family and I ask them to stand as we recognize and honor irving comber. [applause] >> The House would certainly like to welcome and honor the entire comber family. Incredible legacy that irving left, not only the police officer, teacher and fighting discrimination. Thank you for coming. It's be a honor to and honor to have you here today. Delegate Adams. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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I've wanted to do this for a couple of days. There seems to never be a good time. Like all of us, I 've received many letters from my constituents one by a 24-year-old teacher at@ly ly school stood out. She wrote a long letter and I would like to read part of it. At paul wrote in chapter 1, we're all part of the body. And in one part suffers, every part suffers with it. If one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Because I alone can do nothing to help this teacher or the situation we face, we need the help of you, Mr. Speaker, and the help of this governing body. There's great suffering from our children and eng educators and when they suffer, we suffer with them. She writes the following -- "I 'm 24 years old. This is my second year of teaching. All I should be worried about is printing enough copies, and making lessons and making sure my students know they are valued, loved and supported. I should not be focused on strategizing how to best barricade the door with classroom furniture, should we have an active shooter in the hallway. I should not be 24 years old and hold somewhere in the back of my mind that something highly preventable will keep me from seeing retirement. I'm 24 years old and I have made my Peace. Every morning, when I walk to school, I make my Peace that if the worst thing were to occur, I would do whatever is necessary to protect my students. I've made my Peace with the idea that protecting my clients will client student, will always be more important than protecting myself. I've made my Peace with the fact that I would be willing to save their lives at the cost of my own. I chose this career in teaching and dedicated my life in education because I believe it's my responsibility to protect students physically, mentally, and emotionally. I've made my Peace with the idea that there are people, organizations and political leaders who believe that the rights protected in the second amendment are worth protecting more than my life. And as disgusting as me, I 've made a twisted sort of Peace with this because as much as I want this letter to make a difference, I honestly don't think it will. It will be added to the pile of other similar statements that if have come out of tragedy like this, only to be replaced by letters that follow the next major shooting and the next doomed attempt at gun control reform. And while no legislation will be passed to change anything, I 'm 24 years old and this is the outlook I have on my country and my government. The only reason I can feasibly have Peace with this is because I know that what I 'm doing makes a difference, regardless of what the government or organizations decide to do, I have Peace with the fact that I an and my colleagues will do our part to protect our young people who deserve to live long, happy lives. I have Peace because I know what that I 'm is right. In the past week there's been discussion about whether or not to arm teachers, administrators and school personnel. I am 5'7", and 137 pounds. While I consider myself physically fit, I 'm no match to the dozens of students I teach in height and weight. If a student wanted to wrestle a firearm from my possession, it wouldn't be pardon. A weapon placed in my protection could easily be the first weapon secured by someone who wants to commit this sort of crime. Arming teachers and school fact ill till holds the assumption that we would be capable of pulling the trigger. I would like to say if the situation were dire enough, I would. But I can't. If my student is on the other end of the barrel, he or she is still someone I vowed to protect at all costs. I cannot say with any certainly that I would be able to use a firearm on a child that I am meant to protect. The responsible thing to do would be to keep a firearm out of my hands as I cannot guarantee it would be able to be used for its intended purposes. The responsible thing to do, she says, would be to keep a firearm out of anyone's hands if they cannot guarantee it will be used for its intended purpose. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, perhaps the time has passed for us to make laws that would help this teacher and teachers like her to feel secure in their schools for this session. I so at least the normal process would not allow for us to have a broader situation this year that would ease their minds and offer them hope and assurance that would allow kids to be kids and teachers to be teachers. But I 'm asking you all as loving sons and daughters brothers, sisters, parents and children, what do we say here? Isn't there something we can do? Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause] >> Does any member have any further announcements, introductions or motions? If not, the clerk will call the calendar.
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Calendar for today, Monday, February 26th, 2018 for the Virginia House of delegates. First order of bills, Senate bills on third reading uncontested calendar. Approximately 20 bills. They are as follows, on Page 1, Senate bill 20 has been moved to the regular calendar. Senate 4 has been taken by for the day. Therefore, Senate bill 103.
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103 is identical to my House bill two, it provides a license for spouses of military and personnel for one year that they can teach.
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Delegate Bell, the substitute?
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I move the substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to?
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All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? Agreed to. Continuing with the block -- Senate 231. The bill is reported from the committee on appropriations with amendments. >> Delegate Landes .
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First I would like to move the committee amendments. >> Shall the committee amendment be agreed to? [ayes expressed]
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Those opposed no? Agreed to.
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With the adoption of the amendment, 221 is now identical to 669 relating to updating the six-year capital outlay planning projects included in the legislation. I move the passage of the bill.
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Next up -- Senate bill 232, a bill to authorize the issuance of bonds up to 21 million and financing costs. The bill has an emergency clause on it and also was reported for the committee on appropriations. >> Delegate Landes .
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and members of the House, Senate bill 232 is identical to House bill 766, chairman Jones ' bill related to section 9-c bonds that we authorize. I move passage of the bill. >> Turning to Page 4 of the printed calendar, next up, 248. A bill to amend and re-enact several sections of the code relating to the Virginia retirement system, technical amendments. >> Delegate Ingram .
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, this bill is identical to my House bill 846 to the retirement system and it changes -- it just says medical board and other healthcare professionals. The other one is to clarify that only full-time civilian services of the united states is eligible for purchase and the other amendment is -- requires offer long-term care insurance benefits to state local employees. The bill inserts the term, "or similar benefits." I hope we pass the bill.
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Next up -- 449. A bill to to to require the board of health to amend regulations governing newborn screening to include certain diseases. Reported from committee on. >> I
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This is similar to my House bill. I move passage of the bill. [applause]
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Continuing with the block, on Page 5, s.B. 470. A bill to amend and reenact 3.2-5121 and 35.1-14 of the code of Virginia, relating to sale of rabbits; regulations. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources. >> Delegate Marshall .
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This sets up a voluntary inspection program for the processing of rabbit meat. >> Not in my bill. [laughter]
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Senate 560 has been moved to the regular calendar. Next up -- s.B. 571. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 3.2-6509.1, relating to disclosure of animal bite history; penalty. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources.
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The Delegate from Danville, Delegate Marshall .
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. 571 is a bill that -- basically it's if an animal control has bitten someone before the dog had be given away or a cat, they would have to notify someone.
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636 has been taken by for the day. Next up -- 698. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 62.1-44.15:58.1 relating to erosion and sediment control; inspections; natural gas pipelines; stop work instructions; >> Senate bill 698 authorizes the department of deq to conduct natural gas pipelines above 36 inches in die die die am -- diameter. I move the committee amendments.
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All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? Agreed to.
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Continuing on, 741. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 62.1-44.15:26.1 relating to stormwater management; termination of general permit; notice. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources.
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Delegate Marshall .
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Senate bill 741, some counties have permitted delays in getting stormwaters closed. This is particularly helpful for smaller counties that have limited staffing doing multiple jobs. I move we pass the bill. >> 772 has been moved to the regular calendar. Next up -- s.B. 840. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 22.1-79.7, relating to local school boards; school meal policies. Reported from committee on education with substitute. >> I would move the substitute.
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A all those in favor say yea? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? Agreed to. Delegate Landes .
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With the adoption of the substitute, the bill conforms to House bill 50 that Delegate hope had relating to requiring school policies related to meal programs. Mr. Speaker, I would move the adoption of the bill.
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Senate bill 854. A bill to amend and reenact 3.2-3803 of the code of Virginia, relating to renewal of nursery stock licenses; late fee. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources.
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Delegate Marshall. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 854 imposes a late free for failure to renew a nursery stock license within 30 days of December 31. People have not been paying this in the past so this late fee will hopefully make them pay the bill.
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Next up -- 884 has been moved to the regular calendar. 896 has been moved to the regular calendar and is by for the day. Turning to Page 10 -- s.B. 931. A bill to amend and reenact 23.1-804 of the code of Virginia, relating to public institutions of higher education; crisis and emergency management plan; annual exercise. Reported from committee on education.
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This is the same as my House bill 1430. It provides additional flexibility on how to test emergency management plans for colleges and universities and it allows annual emergency to count as one of those tests as long as they've done an after-action plan. I move that we pass the bill. >> S.B. 946. A bill to amend and reenact 2.2-2312, 2.2-2323, 2.2-2490, 2.2-2717, 3.2-3109 10.1-1025, 15.2-2416, 17.1-204, 29.1-108, 30-133, 32.1-122.7:1, 32.1-362, 36-154, 51.5-59 56-484.17, and 59.1-394 of the code of Virginia, relating to audits conducted by the auditor of public accounts. Reported from committee on appropriations.
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Delegate Landes. >> Mr. Speaker and members of the House, 946, I believe, is identical to a bill that chairman Jones had related to audits conducted by the auditor. I would move passage of the bill. >> S.B. 950. A bill to amend and reenact 62.1-44.15:20 and 62.1-44.15:21 of the code of Virginia and to amend the code of Virginia by adding in chapter Virginia, relating to interstate natural gas pipelines; department of environmental quality review; upland construction. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources. >> Delegate Rasoul .
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This is the -- the substitute before us is designed to ensure that water quality is protected in local streams and downstream waters in connection with the construction of future natural gas pipelines. Mr. Speaker, I move -- I move a committee substitute. The first -- this bill -- and the Senate substitute that came over requires a detailed individual Virginia water protection permit plan for each wetland and stream proposed crossing by a pipeline. Second, this bill requires an evaluation of pipeline activities in upland areas that May result in a discharge into state waters. While this bill in particular does not impact the current acp pipelines, we hope this will put future protections in place. I move passage of the bim. Bill. >> S.B. 953. A bill to amend and reenact 22.1-207 of the code of Virginia, relating to health instruction; mental health. Reported from committee on education. >> Delegate Bell .
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Members of the House, this bill is identical to my bill that would increase the amount of mental health curriculum in high school health classes in the 9th and 10th grade. You've previously voted on this measure and it passed unanimously. I move the passage of the bill.
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Page 11, 961. A bill to amend and eenact 22.1-3, 22.1-3.1, and 22.1-270 of the code of Virginia relating to public schools; homeless children. Reported from committee on education.
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Delegate lan Landes. 961 simply aligns provisions regarding when homeless children or youth have deemed to reside in a school division according to the federal mckinney homeless assistance act. It updates references to the act in our code. I move passage of the bill.
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Shall the bills pass? Clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 97 -- ayes 98. Noes 0.
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Ayes 98. Noes 0. The bills pass.
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Continuing with today's calendar -- next category, Senate bills on third reading regular. On Page 11, Senate bill 513 has been taken by for the day. Therefore, turning to Page 12 of the printed calendar, the first bill in this category, Senate bill 966. A bill to amend and reenact 56-234, 56-265.1, 56-466.2, 56-576, 56-585.1, 56-585.1:1 56-585.1:2, 56-599, and 56-600 of the code of Virginia and to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 56-585.1:4, relating to electric utility regulation; grid modernization; energy efficiency programs; schedule for rate review proceedings; transitional rate period; energy storage facilities; electric distribution grid transformation projects; wind and solar generation facilities; coal combustion by-product management; pilot programs; undergrounding electrical transmission lines; fuel factor; bill credits; rate reductions attributable to changes in federal tax law; relocation of cable facilities; integrated resource planning; natural gas utility efficiency programs. Reported from committee on commerce and labor with substitute. There is a floor substitute offered by Rasoul. >> Delegate Kilgore .
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I would yield to the Delegate from Roanoke city. >> Delegate Rasoul .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I withdraw my floor substitute.
[Unknown]
Delegate Rasoul withdraws his floor substitute. Delegate Kilgore. >>.
[Unknown]
I move we adopt the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? Agreed to. Delegate Kilgore .
[Unknown]
Here we are again. This is the -- when we were here on the floor, we advised the members of the body that we would continue to work on this product and try to make this product better and thankful to a lot of folks in the chamber here that we were able to address a lot of the issues moved forward. I would like to thank my chief co-patron, the gentleman from hen rye co, Delegate Bagby, for his help in this -- and on this legislation and continuing on this ledgation nd I legislation and I would say we address the issue of the double dipping that was proposed by an amendment by on the floor of the House. We've addressed that through the committee process. Where we are now, we still have the immediate pass through of tax relief on dominion and aep. We had the immediate customer bill credits of 133 million for dominion. On July 1, an additional 67 million later and also avco $10 million we have a mechanism to invest in the grid and renewables without raising rates. That's very important. We also have the part from my seat mate about the underground pilot project up in haymarket and we corrected and error, in that it had some language in there that stated that something could be overground but we corrected that in the committee. We also ask that the -- in this bill there's no policy bill, a base rate increase until 2024. We had allowing -- allowing in the bill, allowing customers to store energy for their own use. This has been through a process with the governor's office. They've been very helpful, bringing in groups together and also other groups as we have been through the process. But this is something that is -- I think this bill will transform the electric grid. We are going to have to have new technologies moving forward. We are going to have renewables. There's a 5,000 megawatts approved in the bill. That includes not honery solar but -- not only solar but wind. And it also requires before the grid transformations can be made that the state corporation would have to make those approvals. Ladies and gentlemen, is it a perfect bill? No. But let's not let perfect be the enemy of the good. This is a good bill moving forward. It's a way to get there. It's a way to address a lot of issues that a lot of us -- a lot of you in this chamber have been concerned about over the years. And we are going to be looking at energy efficiency and the energy share program which are very important. I finally, Mr. Speaker, it does ask the utilities, both aep and dominion to report on two items -- one is providing broadband internet services using their fiber that's already in the ground and number two, we ask them to stone up in economic development activities, particularly in the rural area, including marketing assistance. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, I ask that you pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Delegate Pogge. >> Would the Delegate yield for the question? >> Delegate yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is, does this bill restore the oversight of the state corporation commission?
[Unknown]
I would answer the Delegate from James city in this way -- it does restore regulatory oversight to the scc. They will be doing rate cases in a -- triannual reviews. They will be able to to refunds as a result of those and any grid transformation investments prior to the utility investing in those grid transformations. I would say the answer is yes, that scc will be restored, some of -- some of that authority. >> Followup? >> Delegate would like to ask another question? >> Yes. >> Delegate yield for another question? >> Yes, I yield. >> Delegate yields.
[Unknown]
So you confirm in the substitute that we're voting on now, is that where the scc oversight is restored?
[Unknown]
Yes. What I spoke about is restored and also they May order customer refunds if enough investments in grid and renewable energy have not been made, so yes. >> Delegate Rasoul. Push
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> We've heard a lot about this bill but I wanted to -- the body to roll the pill recall the bill in 2014 about how we were going to expense out the cost relating to the north anna nuclear project. There was a big fight that year because many of us believe that those capital expenses should be expensed out properly, if you have any capital expense, the life of that expense, it's a 30-year expense, you have to spread it all out. What happened in the 2014 bill, we decided we were going to take all of those expenses and accelerate those expenses and the product of that means that there were fewer dollars that were vail in -- available in refunds. There are a lot of pieces in this bill. But there's a very specific piece in here that for one reason or another has not been on the negotiating table with the utilities. And it's been a non-starter. It has to do with cost recovery. This will essentially allow starting on line 887 of the bill, will allow the utility to front end and overlord expenses. Therefore, being able to come up with very, very fudgy accounting. And adversely impact ratepayers, in my opinion. There are a lot of good things in this bill. And there are some good reasons for people to vote for the bill. The question that came up earlier about scc authority, there is a little bit of scc authority that's restored. But there is a lot that's not restored, specifically with the reasonable and prudent language around the undergrounding. This allows the utility to be able to move forward without needing to meet that threshold. We've already predetermined that a lot of these investments are in the public interest in this bill without having to go through a real, reasonable and prent approach. While there are a lot of reasons to vote for the bill, I 'm going to be voting against the bill because we had such a big fight over one tiny paragraph back in 2014 and that's mixed in with pages and pages of issues and we're about to rubber stamp that one specific issue that gave us so much heartburn, many of us, so much heartburning back in 2014. I hope it will be the body to vote against the bill. >> Delegate carter.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill? >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This bill really should have been 10 or 12 different bills. I know I 'm new year, but it's not often that we see a bill that has so many different provisions that do so many different things all at once. I have heard some people referred to opposition to christmas tree bills. This is the definition of a christmas tree, Mr. Speaker. We've got all kinds of gifts in there. We've got all kinds of gifts that -- underneath the tree. There are a lot of things in this bill that are good. There's provisions for more solar panels, for wind farms, provision for undergrounding, for hydraulic pump storage facilities, grid transformation. All of kinds of good hills in here. -- good things in here. But I believe there's some things that are unpal lastable to this body that we would have never voted for on our own. This entire process has been flawed. It's been designed from the start to make sure that this bill is hard to oppose so that they can get the things that they want under the radar. And Mr. Speaker, I don't blant that we should be -- I don't believe we should be doing this. We already passed one version, which I don't agree to, and I don't believe we should pass the second version. Mr. Speaker, it May be too late. It probably is too late to kill this process. But this should not be how we make legislation. We've heard a lot about how the scc has stood in the way of green energy projects but the way to get the scc out of the way is not to cut them out entirely. Mr. Speaker, we could have gone to the scc and asked them how do we revise the test that you use? How do we adjust the guide lines so you will approve more green energy projects? We could have gone another way about this and come up with an entirely different result to get the things that we want, to get all of the presents under the christmas tree. We don't have to get the whole tree. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Delegate Landes. >> Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill? >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, there are a lot of good things in this bill. But as the old adage goes, let's talk about the rest of the story. Actually, let's talk about the history of the commonwealth. Many, many years ago -- many, many years ago, there was created this intinty called the state corporation commission. And that entity was given the responsibility to regulate utilities and other business entities within the commonwealth of Virginia. The reason that corporation commission was created was to depoliticize and to more professionally review the rules and regulations that regulate these mon ooplies monopolys that we have in the commonwealth of Virginia or the businesses regulated by the corp rigs commission. The importance of that is sometimes lost in the discussion we're having in debating this bill and the prior bill. For some of us, that state corporation commission plays an important role. It depoliticizes. It also provides independent oversight separate from the legislative branch to these issues. Now, why is that important? It's important because we are a part-time legislate -- part-time legislature. In fact, when these cases are brought before the commission, they are cases. They are complicated, legal and regulatory issues. That's why we elect three judges to render and determine those types of cases and issues. So I would just remind the House before you vote on this bill -- and I plan to vote against it, as I voted against the prior bill -- because we are not restoring any real authority to the state corp rigs commission. -- corporation commission. We either give them the authority that they constitutely they have or we don't. Those three judges have the responsibility to make the determinations that they've been given, or we don't. I would say, Mr. Speaker, and members of the House, if you want to support and continue down this road, then we need to come back and repeal the state corporation commission and remove the judges that we have have appointed and elected to provide this function. Mr. Speaker, and members of the House, I ask you to oppose the bill.
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Delegate Hugo. >> Mr. Speaker, speak to the bill?
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker, just give a couple personal thoughts, not been working on -- thoughts, been working on this for a couple of weeks. Just a couple of personal thoughts. Not because my personal documentary is being filmed. [laughter]
[Unknown]
There are a number of things that we need to consider. If you look for Prince William, it has the undergrounding in here that's critical. It's something that constituents have asked for repeatedly. They have protested, spent their own money and time and it's in the bill. It will be underground. The question was raised because it was said earlier, well, there there was a provision in there, it was standard ladies and gentlemen that we could build above ground afterwards. That ladies and gentlemen is out of both bills. For western Prince William for haymarket, the power lines will be built underground like you want if this bill passes. If this bill fails to pass, you will have 110-foot power lines in your backyard. But the chairman has talked about the other good things, the hundreds of millions of dollars that are going to come back to the consumersped a and that's true. If it fills, it won't. But one of the things I 've appreciated -- and we talked about the christmas tree -- this bill probably saved me 12 hours of work because there are other bills in here. There's the language from the haymarket bill I talked about. But something the chairman department talk about is all of the environmental renewable bills, the language that's in this bill. There's a bill on efficiency that everybody wanted. It's in this bill. It will encourage the saving of energy, which is what everybody always talks about, but this bill does, it accomplishes. We talk about wind and solar and the encouraging of that. It's in this bill, 5,000 megawatts of wind and solar will be new in the commonwealth of Virginia if this bill passes. If it does not, it goes away. The rim test, which everybody has talked about, and if we could modify that, it would encourage more renewables. It's in the bill. It's the fourth bill that we've put in the bill. You May want to call it a christmas tree. I call it an advancement on promoting renewables and the commonwealth of Virginia. This bill will get more money to your consumers, get money back. It will bury power lines in western prince calm and it william and improvement the environment of the commonwealth of Virginia by promoting renewallables that we've declared time and time again, there is a goal of the chamber and the commonwealth. If we pass the bill it happens. If we pail, it -- fail, it doesn't. I hope it will be the will of the body to pass the bill. >> Delegate Plum .
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
I would like to add to the history for a little bit if I might and go back to when I was first runth for office in the 1970s. In the 1970s, the popular thing was to run against the Virginia power company? They had such a regular service, rates varied so that you could pick up a lot of political points by running against them. I did that. Others did, too. When I came here, I learned a lesson. When I took a look at what was happening in the electric regular regulation, the scc was not the answer. It was part of the problem. What we fashioned over a number of years starting in 2007 was a Delegate Gilbert regulatory 2007 -- was -- in 2007 u.. We do have regulatory standings. The test was to figure out how to put together a framework to make sure that dominion did a better job. How they could except a rate of return. When I was first promoting the idea of renewable energy, we couldn't get the that through the company through the scc because under traditional regulation, it wouldn't meet the model. It wouldn't meet the formula. That's how we got into regulation. Why are we back to regulation? Because when dominion was in a deregulated format, nobody could compete with them. Why couldn't they compete? We got the best rates around. We seem to forget the -- I was talking to a constituent the other day who said, I never thought about how low my bill is. And relative to the states of the union that's true and relative to the south. That's true. We have to not turn back the clock to a tradition system that puts too many barriers in the bay of a private utility, an investor-owned utility to move forward at a time we have to move forward and we have to move forward. Our grid system is way behind time. I'm not sure it will be before you have a chance to upgrade the grid. We're writing in law in the public interest, these renewables because we couldn't get them through the state corporation commission because they wouldn't meet the model. So make no mistake about it, these bills that are called dominion bills, this bill is the product of about 30 stakeholders stakeholders. It's a long bill because it's complicated -- it's a complicated subject. From that, the governor appointed, I thought in a very insight million ful way, an independent mediator to put together these diverse interests. And when you do that, I think you come out one heck of a bill. I'm going to be proud to go home and talk to people about how quickly they are going to get tax return money back, how is it we're going into a substantial way be a major player on the national scene with renewables. And that will come about by a bill passing bike this. I hope you will join us in passing the bill.
[Unknown]
Delegate weber. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Would the gentleman -- or the Delegate yield for a couple of questions?
Kirk Cox
I yield. >> The Wise gentleman from Scott. [laughter]
[Unknown]
I would like --
[Unknown]
I would like to ask the gentleman in regard to this piece of legislation, will those who are consumers of dominion once this legislation passes see lower rates?
[Unknown]
Yes, they should see lower rates. They should see immediate customer bill credits and also tax reform -- tax credits from the federal tax reforms that recently passed in congress.
[Unknown]
Further question, Mr. Speaker? >> Delegate yield.
[Unknown]
I yield. >> Delegate yields.
[Unknown]
In regards to renewable energy as Plum had just mentioned, how with the exception of this bill does the general assembly express its will that we should invest in more green energy?
[Unknown]
Well, right now, I would say to the gentleman, this would be the only way the general assembly could express its will is by passing legislation. What has to happen now is the utility would have to file a -- you know, a request to build a certain solar farm or a wind -- or a wind farm and they would go under what we call now the rim test and the state corp rigs commission would weigh that to see if they pass it. Right now, most of those renewable projects will not pass that initial rim test. We're saying -- instead of having to satisfy three, we're going back to two-part test and now, you will be able to pass that rim test. >> One last question, Mr. Speaker. >> Delegate yield for another question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Delegate yields. >> So if the electric utility chooses to invest in a green energy project, can the scc still reject that project?
[Unknown]
Yes, they can still reject that project. It still comes under the grid transformation. But we're giving them guidance in this bill that you don't have to satisfy all three of the rim test.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. >> Delegate Orrock .
[Unknown]
I move the pending question. >> Delegate Orrock moves the pending question. All of those in favor say aye?
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[ayes expressed]. >> Those opposed no? The pending question is moved. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 65, noes 30. Abstentions three. >> Ayes 65, noes 30. Abstentions three. The bill passes. >> Continuing with Senate bills, third reading, regular, Page 12. -- s.B. 374. A bill to amend and reenact 3.2-1100, 3.2-1300, 3.2-1301, 3.2-1304, 3.2-1305, 3.2-1306 of the code of Virginia, to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 3.2-1302.1, and to repeal 3.2-1302 of the code of Virginia, relating to the beef industry council. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources with substitute.
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Delegate Fariss. >> Yes, sir, Mr. Speaker. I move the committee amendments. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? Agreed to. Delegate Fariss .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and jal of the how Senate bill 374, updates the Virginia cattle assessment assessment approved by a referendum done in 1983. We see a lot of legislation around here that has sunsets. This piece of legislation had a sunrise. The sun is rising. [laughter]
Matt Fariss
If this bill would have continued on its path it was started on, in July, we would have started collecting a dollar. Today, if this bill is amended, we would collect 50 cents and that 50 cents is refundable verses a dollar mandated tax. There was a lot of work done in the subcommittee and the full committee and I thank my friends for helping me move this. I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 95. Noes 1. >> Ayes 95, noes 1. The bill passes. >> S.B. 394. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding in chapter 2 of title 23.1 an article numbered 4, consisting of sections numbered 23.1-231 through 23.1-234, relating to establishment of the office of the qualified education loan ombudsman. Reported from committee on education with amendment. >> Delegate Price. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move the committee amendment. >> Shall the committee amendment be agre ed to? All those in favor say aye?
[Unknown]
Yep. >> Those opposed no? Agreed to. As amended, Senate bill 394 is identical to my House bill 1138 that passed the House, 94-5 on February 13th. This would establish the office of qualified education loan ombudsman as a central place for Virginia borrowers to go for help and unbiased information as they navigate paying back their student loans. I move the House pass the bill.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 90, noes 8. >> Is 90. Noes 8. The bill pats. -- the bill passes. >> S.B. 576. A bill to amend and reenact 62.1-44.15:31, as it shall become effective, and 62.1-44.15:55, as it is currently effective, of the code of Virginia, relating to stream restoration; standards and specifications. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources.
[Unknown]
Delegate Marshall. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, Virginia code allows certain areas to be constructed according to -- to deq specks. This is currently available by mitigation banks. What 576 does is that it will allow that be used for other projects also. I move the bill to be engrossed -- passed.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 97. Noes 0. Abstentions one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, noes 0. Abstentions one. The bill passes. Push >> S.B. 841. A bill to amend and reenact 22.1-258 and 22.1-262 of the code of Virginia, relating to truancy; procedures. Reported from committee on education. >> Delegate Landes .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and members of the House, 8414 is identical to House bill 1485 which we passed earlier dealling with truancy procedures and I move the passage of the bill.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 79. Noes 19.
[Unknown]
Ayes 79, noes 19. The bill passes. >> S.B. 856. A bill to amend and reenact 33.2-2400, 33.2-2401, 33.2-2509, 58.1-638, 58.1-815.4, as it is currently effective, 58.1-1741, as it is currently effective, 58.1-2289, as it is currently effective 58.1-2292, 58.1-2295, as it is currently effective, 58.1-2299, 58.1-2299.10, 58.1-2299.14 58.1-2299.20, as it is currently effective, and 58.1-3221.3 of the code of Virginia ; to amend and reenact 3 of the second enactment of chapter 896 of the acts of assembly of 2007, as amended by chapter 830 of the acts of assembly of 2011; to amend the code of Virginia by adding sections numbered 33.2-214.3 and 33.2-1526.1, by adding in chapter 19 of title 33.2 a section numbered 33.2-1936, by adding in title 33.2 a chapter numbered 34, consisting of sections numbered 33.2-3400 through 33.2-3404, and a chapter numbered 35, consisting of sections numbered 33.2-3500, 33.2-3501, and 33.2-3502, by adding a section numbered 58.1-802.3, and by adding in chapter 17 of title 58.1 an article numbered 11, consisting of sections numbered 58.1-1743 and 58.1-1744; to amend the second enactment of chapter 896 of the acts of assembly of 2007, as amended by chapter 830 of the acts of assembly of 2011, by adding sections numbered 3.1 and 3.2; and to repeal article 10 (58.1-1742) of chapter 17 of title 58.1 of the code of Virginia, relating to mass transit in the commonwealth.
[Unknown]
I move the substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Nope? Those opposed no? >> This bill is identical to 1539 that was worked on with myself and the Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Sullivan. I think his was 1319, which is incorporated in, again, for a reminder, what this bill does provides $1 so 5 million from metro without rating anybody else's money around the commonwealth and without raising taxes and it also puts a major cost reforms into the bill. I hope it will be the will of the body to adopt the bill.
[Unknown]
Delegate Sullivan. >> Speaking to the bill?
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Every bill we vote on is important to someone, often to a lot of us. But I would suggest to you that this bill is among the most important bills we'll be voting on this session. Metro is part of the backbone of our state's economy, much like our ports and airports and figuring out what to could about, among other things, dedicated funding for metro, is crucial, as I said to the entire committee. I don't know if fixing metro this year and finding dedicated funding will get us the amazon headquarters. But I do know this -- if for sure, if we allow metro to wither on the vine, we will not get the amazon headquarters and northern Virginia and by extension the rest of Virginia 's committee will suffer. Failure is not an option on this and members of the House. This is bill is an opportunity for Virginia to lead as our sister jurisdictions, the catholic of columbia and maryland -- the catholic of columbia and maryland. I urge a yes on this. We talkeddier, earlier about a bill is good, but not perfect. I would say that about this. And I appreciate Delegate Hugo continuing to work with me. And I think we both agree there's still work to do on this bill. My view is, let's keep it moring. I urge a yes vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 84. Noes 14. >> Ayes 84. Noes 14. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 14, continuing Senate bills third reading regular. Next up is -- s.B. 859. A bill to amend and reenact 15.2-916, 15.2-1209, 18.2-285, 18.2-286, 29.1-303.3 29.1-306, 29.1-519, 29.1-521, 29.1-521.2, 29.1-524, 29.1-525, 29.1-528.1, and 29.1-549 of the code of Virginia, relating to airbow hunting; license. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources with substitute. >> Delegate Knight .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move the substitute. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? Agreed to.
[Unknown]
This is the same as my House bill 1393 that passed this body allowing the use of an arrow gun during archery season. I move the House adopt the bill.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 84. Noes 14. >> Ayes 84. Noes 14. The bill passes. >> S.B. 932. A bill to amend and reenact 23.1-2002 of the code of Virginia, relating to old dominion university; board of visitors; officers. Reported from committee on education.
[Unknown]
Delegate Landes. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and members of the House, this legislation provides that the rector and secretary at old dominion will assume their duties on July 1st on the year they were elected. Mr. Speaker, I move the passage of the bill.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 96. Noes 0. Abstentions two.
[Unknown]
Ayes the 6. Noes 0. Abstentions two. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Returning to Page 1 of the printed calendar, bills that have been moved from the uncontested to the regular, Senate bill 20 s.B. 20. A bill to dict3 the department of planning and budget to implement a regulatory reduction pilot program. Reported from committee on appropriations with amendment. >> I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
All of those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? Agreed to. Delegate Webert .
[Unknown]
Senate bill 20 is the same as House bill 883 that's the regulatory comproprice compromise that takes the criminal justices down 25%. I move the bill.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 94. Noes 4. >> Ayes 94. Noes 4. The bill passes. >> Turning to Page 5 of the printed calendar, Page 5, next up is Senate bill 560. A bill to amend and reenact 51.5-116 of the code of Virginia and to amend the code of Virginia by adding in article 10 of chapter 14 of title 51.5 a section numbered 51.5-169.1, relating to long-term employment support services and extended employment services. Reported from committee on appropriations.
[Unknown]
Delegate Landes .
[Unknown]
Tuck.. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This bim is identical to the bill that passed earlier. This puts in the code our policies related to long-term employment and extended employment services that have been in the acts of assembly for a number of years. I move the passage of the bill.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 97. Noes 0. Abstentions one.
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 7, Mr. Speaker, of the calendar, Page 7, next up -- s.B. 699. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 62.1-44.15:37.1 relating to stormwater management; inspections; natural gas pipelines; stop work instructions; emergency. Reported from committee on agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources with amendments. >> The Delegate from Danville, Delegate Marshall .
[Unknown]
We passed Senate bill 698 and 698 was for the erosion settlement control law and 699 does almost the same thing, except it amends the storm water management act. I move we pass the bill. >> Committee amendments --
[Unknown]
Sorry. Move the amendments. >> Shall the committee substitute be agreed to? [ayes expressed]
Kirk Cox
Those opposed no? Agreed to. Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 91. Noes 7. >> Is 91. Noes 7. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
And turning to Page 9 of the printed calendar Senate bill 884. It's now before the body. A bill to amend and reenact 4.1-230, 4.1-231, and 4.1-332 of the code of Virginia relating to alcoholic beverage control. Reported from committee on general laws. Reported from committee on appropriations. >> Delegate Knight .
[Unknown]
This is the same as my House bill 27. It raises application for wine and beer shippers within the abc code. I move the House adopt the bill.
[Unknown]
Shall the bill pass? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 85. Noes 13. >> Ayes 85. Noes 13. The bill passes. >> Mr. Speaker, continuing with today's calendar -- the next category, final category, House bills with Senate amendments. 188 has been taken by until tomorrow. Therefore, the first bill before us, House bill 1164. Relating to return of search warrants to jurisdiction where executed. Passed the House of delegates February 2, 2018. Passed the Senate with amendment February 21, 2018. The amendment is before the body.
[Unknown]
Delegate Ingram .
Kirk Cox
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The amendment, it says a copy of the return shall also be delivered to the clerk of the kirr sit court where the warrant was issued. I hope it will be the pleasure pleasure for the Senate amendment to be agreed to. >> Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 98. Noes 0. >> Is 98. Noes 0. The Senate amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
762 has been taken by for the day. Therefore, pushing to Page a bill to amend and reenact 59.1-200 of the code of Virginia and to amend the code of Virginia by adding in title 59.1 a chapter numbered 17.8, consisting of sections numbered 59.1-207.45 through 59.1-207.49, relating to automatic renewal offers and continuous service offers; charging accounts for ongoing shipments of a product or ongoing deliveries of a service; penalties. Passed the House of delegates. Passed the Senate with substitute. 16 that substitute is before the body. >> Delegate Simon .
[Unknown]
Members of the House, this bim has been going by -- this bill has been going by surprisingly fast. Except I forgot to go for it. One of the stakeholders asked for a simple line amendment that keps clean things up a little bit. The only way to do that is to put this bill into conference. I hope it's the pleasure of the body to reject this to get it into conference to. >> Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll. >> Eyes 1. Noes 97. >> Ayes 1. Knows 97. [laughter]
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Rejected. Finally, 1372. A bill relating to green job creation tax credit; extends sunset provision. Passed the House of delegates. Passed the Senate with amendment. And that is before the body.
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Delegate Lopez. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move that we exceed Senator Hanger 's amendment from 2020 to 2021.
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Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 81. Noes 17.
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Ayes 81. Noes 17. The Senate amendment is agreed to. >> Mr. Speaker, that completes today's calendar. >> The House has returned to the morning hour. Does the clerk have any additional announcements or communications?
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Simply the meeting schedule for this afternoon and tomorrow morning. The economy on appropriations -- the economy on participations will not be meeting today. The economy on higher education will be meeting a half-hour after adjournment of the House, approximately 12:00. That's in the pocahontas. Appropriations higher ed and once they are finished, appropriations general government, capital outlay will meet in the shared subcommittee room. The committee on transportation -- of the -- transportation subcommittee, they will not be meeting today. Also not meeting today the courts of justice, the full committee will not be meeting meeting. However, subcommittee number 1 chaired by Delegate Gilbert, they will be meeting in House room 3 a half after adjournment. At 3:00, the georgia future caucus, they will be meeting in the 200-b subcommittee room. 3:00, on the second another of pocahontas. The transparency caucus is not meeting today, Mr. Speaker. So at 4:00 the next legislative meeting would be agriculture, Chesapeake and natural resources, subnumber 1 chaired by Delegate Knight. That will be in the 400-b. That's on the fourth floor. Also at 4:00, the education committee, subcommittee number one, they will be meeting in the 300-a room. That's at -- that's at 4:00. Privileges and elections number 4 meeting has been canceled. At 4:30, the renewable energy cause will be meeting on the second floor of the pocahontas building and the northern Virginia delegation caucus meeting for Monday has been canceled. Looking ahead to tomorrow -- Tuesday, February 27th. At 7:00 a.M., the sunrise caucus will be meeting on the 6th floor meeting conference room and then 7:15, the conservative caucus will be meeting in the 300-b committee room. At 8:00, the animal welfare caucus will be meeting in the 200-b subcommittee room. In terms of legislative enties, panels, the transportation sub -- subcommittee number 1 of that is not meeting. And subcommittee number 4 is not meeting. So that has been canceled. Privileges and elections number 1 has been canceled. The next meeting form -- legislative meeting will be at 8:00 a.M., the rules committee, subcommittee number two chaired by Delegate Jones. They will be meeting in the sixth floor speaker's conference room. 8:00 a.M. At 8:30, hwi's subcommittee number 2, they will not be meeting tomorrow. But at 9:30, hwi subcommittee number 3 will be meeting in the House committee room. So hwi sub 3. And then at 10:00, the full question on hwi will be meeting on the ground floor. That's a change in time for hwi. Going back slightly in time, Mr. Speaker, the committee on transportation, they will be meeting at 8:30 in House room 3. Finally, Mr. Speaker, tomorrow at 11:15, the democratic caucus will be meeting in House loom room 2 and the republican caucus will be meeting at 11:15 in House room 1. That completes the announcement. >> Delegate Keam. Could we go back to the morning hour for a brief point of personal privilege? >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, hast week we last week we heard from my friend from Virginia beach about the need for civility, trust, decorum and being courteous with each other. I took that to heart last week and applied aand plained youd him. I fail to pass the test. I believe I violated 57 of the House bills by conducting myself not in the decorum of this body by to body -- body to one of my colleagues. I don't think that the House, nor any of our committees should be placed where we bring juvenile jokes like that. On behalf of myself with full acknowledgement of my behavior, I apologize to the body and to my good friend from Prince William County. I will try my best to live up to my stan cars as a member of this body moving forward. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. >> Delegate Gilbert ?
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Mr. Speaker, I move when the House adjourn it ian to reconvene tomorrow at 12:00.
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Delegate gilberts the House when we adjourn we convene tomorrow at 12:00. >> Delegate moves the House when we ajump convene tomorrow at ajune. All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? The House is adjourned until 12:00 p.M. Tomorrow.