03/08/2018 House Proceedings

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Index

SB991—00:00:46
SB229—00:00:34
SJ100—00:00:22
SJ191—00:00:40
HB151—00:01:22
HB482—00:00:40
HB486—00:01:40
HB480—00:00:52
HB638—00:03:04
HB1249—00:02:52
HB1482—00:00:40
HB562—00:00:28
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:00
Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)—00:24
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:24
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:36
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—00:18
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—02:06
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:00
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:42
Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)—04:12
Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)—00:37
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—01:18
Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)—00:00
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:18
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:24
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—01:36
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:00
Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)—00:00
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:00
Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)—08:06
Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)—00:00
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:12
Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)—00:00
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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 The Honorable Luke E. Torian, the Delegate from Prince William

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 Hope, Kory, and Tyler

Journal for Wednesday, March 7, 2018, approved by the Speaker

Senate Communication Received - more

Committee report

Transportation reported on 03/08/2018

HBs 337, 371, 454, 769, 796, 877, 883, 934, 986, 999, 1086, 1262, 1324, 1333, 1405, 1469, 1504, 1540, 1580, 1583, 87, 101, 118 - House accedes to Senate request for Committees of Conference

SBs 371, 512, 556, 796, 877 - House insists on substitute and requests Committee of Conference

HB 337 - Conferees appointed: Head, Landes, Torian

HB 371 - Conferees appointed: Robinson, Gilbert, Herring

HB 454 - Conferees appointed: Filler-Corn, Landes, Yancey

HB 769 - Conferees appointed: Jones of Suffolk, Stolle, Torian

HB 796 - Conferees appointed: Hope, Webert, Pillion

HB 877 - Conferees appointed: Orrock, Marshall, Keam

HB 934 - Conferees appointed: Hope, Habeeb, Campbell

HB 986 - Conferees appointed: Gilbert, Leftwich, Bourne

HB 999 - Conferees appointed: Byron, Robinson, Bagby

HB 1086 - Conferees appointed: Heretick, Knight, Davis

HB 1262 - Conferees appointed: Toscano, Peace, Garrett

HB 1324 - Conferees appointed: Cole, Rush, Bagby

HB 1333 - Conferees appointed: Brewer, Orrock, Aird

HB 1405 - Conferees appointed: Ransone, Cole, Lindsey

HB 1469 - Conferees appointed: Hugo, Gilbert, Mullin

HB 1504 - Conferees appointed: Cline, Landes, Keam

HB 1540 - Conferees appointed: Landes, Ware, Bagby

HB 1580 - Conferees appointed: Cline, Bell of Albemarle, Bourne

HB 1583 - Conferees appointed: Byron, Robinson, Bagby

HJ 87 - Conferees appointed: O'Quinn, Landes, Bagby

HJ 101 - Conferees appointed: Toscano, Kilgore, Knight

HJ 118 - Conferees appointed: Bell of Albemarle, Orrock, Aird

SB 273 - Conferees appointed: Delaney, Davis, Yancey

SB 825 - Conferees appointed: Ransone, Cole, Lindsey

SB 983 - Conferees appointed: Cole, Jones of Suffolk, Sickles

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

CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIMEUNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SB 44 - Passed by for the daySB 894 - Passed by for the daySB 991 - Passed Block Vote (Y-96 N-0 A-0)SB 28 - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-96 N-0 A-0)SB 229 - Passed Block Vote (Y-96 N-0 A-0)SB 915 - Passed by for the day

SENATE BILL READ THIRD TIMEREGULAR CALENDAR

SB 153 - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed (Y-86 N-10 A-1)

HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS

HB 1558 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-0 N-95 A-2)HB 181 - Passed by until the end of Regular CalendarHB 443 - Senate amendment rejected (Y-0 N-97 A-0)

RESOLUTIONSREGULAR CALENDAR

SJ 99 - Agreed to
(Y-96 N-0 A-0)SJ 100 - Agreed to
(Y-96 N-0 A-0)SJ 133 - Agreed to
(Y-94 N-0 A-0)SJ 191 - Agreed to
(Y-97 N-0 A-0)

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE

SJ 225 - Agreed to
SJ 226 - Agreed to
SJ 227 - Agreed to
SJ 237 - Agreed to
SJ 238 - Agreed to
SJ 239 - Agreed to
HR 150 - Agreed to
HR 151 - Agreed to
HR 158 - Agreed to
HR 171 - Agreed to
HR 172 - Agreed to
HR 173 - Agreed to
HR 174 - Agreed to
HR 178 - Agreed to
HR 179 - Agreed to
HR 180 - Agreed to

COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE

SJ 219 - Agreed to
SJ 220 - Agreed to
SJ 221 - Agreed to
SJ 222 - Agreed to
SJ 223 - Agreed to
SJ 228 - Agreed to
SJ 229 - Agreed to
SJ 230 - Agreed to
SJ 231 - Agreed to
SJ 232 - Agreed to
SJ 233 - Agreed to
SJ 234 - Agreed to
SJ 235 - Agreed to
SJ 236 - Agreed to
SJ 240 - Agreed to
SJ 241 - Agreed to
SJ 242 - Agreed to
SJ 243 - Agreed to
SJ 244 - Agreed to
HR 148 - Agreed to
HR 149 - Agreed to
HR 152 - Agreed to
HR 153 - Agreed to
HR 154 - Agreed to
HR 155 - Agreed to
HR 156 - Agreed to
HR 157 - Agreed to
HR 159 - Agreed to
HR 160 - Agreed to
HR 161 - Agreed to
HR 162 - Agreed to
HR 163 - Agreed to
HR 164 - Agreed to
HR 165 - Agreed to
HR 166 - Agreed to
HR 167 - Agreed to
HR 168 - Agreed to
HR 169 - Agreed to
HR 170 - Agreed to
HR 175 - Agreed to
HR 176 - Agreed to
HR 177 - Agreed to
HR 181 - Agreed to

SENATE BILL WITH GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION

SB 309 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-96 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. >> The House is now in session. All persons not entitled to the privileges of the floor will retire to the gallery. >> The members will rise and be led in prayer by the honorable luke e. Torian, Delegate from Prince William. Remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america led by the Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert .
[Unknown]
Let us pray. For this wonderful day you have given to us, we are grateful 81 to toyou. Today I pray for my colleagues in this House and thank you for the work you have allowed us to do on behalf of the commonwealth of Virginia. I pray for theirly families. I pray for the health of members, that dear God you May give them good health because weigh recognize that throughout the session we have had members who have had to deal with health issues. I thank you for your governor, I thank you for your speaker. I will thank you for ever resolution leader that gives of him or her self to make this a better place for each of us. May your blessings be on each of us as we seek to serve you and this great commonwealth. In your holy name I pray, amen. >> I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. And to the republic, for which it stands. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Kirk Cox
The members will answer the roll call indicating presence on the electronic voting board. >> The clerk will close the roll. >> Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
[Unknown]
Pursuant to House rule 3 I examined and approved the journal for the House of delegates for March 7, 2018. Motions and resolutions under rule 39 pursuant to rule 40 now in order. The clerk shall announce the first morning of business including any clerk announcements and communications. >> Today is the last day for all single House commending memorial resolutions to be filed with the clerk at 5:00 today. Single House commending memorial resolutions. Also, this is the last day to put bills into conference so there will be a need for a supplemental calendar to consider additional bills. House bills with Senate amendments, motions to accede to requests for committees of conference. Motions to assist to House amendments to set up bills and request and appoint conferees to meet that deadline. A communication from the Senate. The Senate insisting on a number of amendments and requested a committee of conference on the following two dozen House measures. House bill 337, 371, 454, 769, 696, 877, 934, 986, 999, 1086. 12621324. 1323. 140 five. 1540. 1580. 1583 and in addition the Senate insisted on amendments and requested committee on conference on House joint resolution, 87, 101, 118. >> The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> I move that the House accede to the request of the Senate for a committee of conference on the previously reported legislation. All in favor of the motion, say aye, those opposed, no. >> Does the clerk have further communication. >> The Senate rejected the House amendments to the following Senate bills. Senate bill 371, 512, 556, 796, 877. >> The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> I move that the House insist on its amendments and request a committee of conference on the previously reported legislation.
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. That motion is approved. >> Speaker has a number of conference committee members to appoint and as always the first member listed is the leader for that conference. House bill 337, speaker appoints part of the House delegates, Head, Landes and Torian. 337, delegates Head, Landes and Torian. For 371, speaker appoints on the part of the House Robinson, Gilbert and Herring .
[Unknown]
Conferees are part of the House or delegates Robinson, Gilbert and Herring. For 454, House conferees delegates Filler-Corn, Landes and Yancey. For 454, the conferees appointed by the speaker, delegates Filler-Corn, Landes and Yancey. House bill 769 the speaker appoints delegates Jones of Suffolk, Stolle and Torian. 796, hope, weber and Pillion. 796, delegates hope, weber and Pillion. For House bill 877, the speaker appoints on the part of the House delegates Orrock, Marshall and Keam. Delegates Orrock, Marshall and Keam. For House bill 934, the speaker appoints hope, Habeeb and Campbell. House bill 934, delegates hope, Habeeb and Campbell. 986, little Gilbert, Leftwich and bourne. 99, the speaker appoints Byron, Robinson and Bagby. 999, delegates Byron, rob Robinson and Bagby. 986, Heretick -- 1086, delegates Heretick, Knight and Davis. 1262, specker appoints Toscano, Peace and Garrett. For House bill 1262, conferees, Toscano, Peace and Garrett. For House bill 1324 the spooker appoints appoints appoints Cole Rush and bag by. 1333, delegates brewer, Orrock and Aird. For House bill 1333, House conferees, brewer, Orrock and Aird. For House bill 1405 the speaker appoints on the part of the House delegates Ransone, Cole and Lindsey. For House bill 1469, the House conferees delegates Hugo, Gilbert and mullin. 1469, delegates, Hugo, Gilbert and mullin. For House bill 1504 the speaker appoints the House conferee delegates, Cline, Landes and Keam. For 1540, delegates Landes, Ware and Bagby. Is a 40, conferees, delegates Landes, Ware and Bagby. Is 1580, Cline, Bell of albermarle and bourne. 583, Byron, Robinson and Bagby. 1583, Byron, Robinson and Bagby. House joint resolution 87, the speaker appoints, O'Quinn, Landes and Bagby. Joint resolution 87, delegates O'Quinn, Landes and Bagby. For House joint resolution 101, the speaker appoints Toscano, Kilgore and Knight. >> House resolution 101, Toscano, Kilgore and Knight. 118, the speaker appoints Bell of albermarle, Orrock and Aird. 118, delegates Bell of albermarle, Orrock and Aird. For Senate bill 273, the speaker appoints --
[Unknown]
Pull. >> Paul? >> Yes, sir. [gavel pounding] >> The clerk will continue. For 273 the speaker appoints delaney, Davis and Yancey. For Senate bill 273, conferees Head conferee delegates delegates delaney. Delegate andian he is. 825, coal. 983, Cole Jones of Suffolk and Sickles. >> The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Keam. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise for purpose of introduction, please. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this morning invocation was delivered by Dr. Luke e. Torian. He lead the the church that was established 161 years guy and many of us had the opportunity to sell rate the anniversary with him. Today in the back of the gallery he is joined by his lovely bride Ms. Clarice, the first lady of the mount zion. I would ask them to stand. I wanted to acknowledge them and introduce them today. Luke Torian and I came in to the House together in 2010. We were seat mates together. Classmates together. Suite mates together in the general assembly and even books next to each other in the bible. We have been good friends for a long time. Yesterday he did me a huge favor. We have a chance to invite pastors to come and deliver the opening prayers and I had the honor of having a gentleman from my district who was going to deliver the in vocation. Unfortunately because of the scheduling change for the morning he was not able to make it at the last minute. So my good friend Delegate Torian, chairman Torian stepped in to do the invokation on my behalf. A wonderful way to end it together by having him deliver the in vocation. I ask that the House give a warm House to Dr. Torian and his wife. [applause]
[Unknown]
I would like to welcome luke and clareese to the capitol and hope you enjoy your stay.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Suffolk, Delegate Jones .
[Unknown]
I ask for a motion. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, on Page 2 of the calendar, Senate bill 894. And on Page 4 of the calendar, Senate bill 915 I would ask that those two bills would go bye for the day. And the other body is aware that I 'm making this motion. >> Okay. Page 2, 894. And Page 4, 915? >> Yes, sir.
[Unknown]
Delegate Jones moves that on Page 2, s.B. 894 and on Page 4, s.B. 915 go bye for the day. All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. That motion carries and those bills go bye for the day. The Delegate from Loudoun, Delegate Bell .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise for introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, fellow delegatessers, I delegates, iwould like to introduce you to a group from carter elementary school. I would ask you to stand. They are known as the aqua squad. They are comprised of five members. In November, 2017, the first lego league competition they submitted the project called easy safety to prevent accidental drowning. It won first place in the judge's award and they are also awarded a patent for their project. We commended them in h.J. 259 this session. Easy safety uses motion sensor strobes alarms and a camera to identify people who May be drowning in lakes or pools. It uses state-of-the-art technology like the z-wave and zigby. It can help alert parents if a child is wandering too close to water where they May drown. This is the aspect of connectivity between the system and many devices. Mr. Speaker and House, I tell you this is an example of the outstanding members, young members of Virginia. And if they are any indication about our future, our future is bright. I ask that you join me in giving them a very warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
The House wants to welcome aqua squad to the capitol and your great program. Thanks for everything you are doing. The Delegate from Newport News, Delegate mullin. >> I rise for introduction.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> In the House today in the gallery we have members of common ground williamburg. Common ground is committed to nurturing solidarity. They bring community members together for a shared supper to fuel the body and spirit, enjoying new ideas while he enjoying a potluck spread which I assure you is dally shu. I share their core values ever making healthcare affordable and preserving our environment. I ask that we give the members of common ground a warm House welcome. [applause] >> The House would like to welcome common ground from Williamsburg to the capitol. The Delegate from Augusta, Delegate Landes .
[Unknown]
I rise for purpose of a motion. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
On Page 2 of the printed calendar, could Senate bill 44 go bye for the day?
[Unknown]
Delegate Landes moves that on Page 2 s.B. 44 go bye for the day. All in favor of that motion, aye. Those opposed, no. That bill goes bye for the day.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Prince William, Delegate roem.
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
I have the privilege of introducing stephanie, a resident who leads the battlefield best club or bobcats evaluating and servicing technology. A group of dedicated students giving back to their community in hey market. I had the pleasure of welcoming them in Manassas and st. Clair elementary school in December. Through their work with the star program they have refurbished and donated computers to individuals, schools and organizations in Prince William County led my stephanie and tom. The best club has refurbished and donated more than 1,500 compute ires to 19 Prince William County schools including many in the 13th district. I was proud to attend the ceremony over at sinclair back in December where battlefield best club in partnership with the star program and spark education foundation distributed computers to local families in need and provided educational training and basic computer skills. The key partnership has had significant impact on students and families who received the refurbished computers giving students the tools they need to succeed in the 2 s. Centaurty educational environment while also empowering parents to parents parents to participate. They exemplify self-less service. I ask this we give them and stephanie a warm House welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
The House would like to thank the club for all of the work they do on refurbished computers, et cetera. Thank you. The Delegate from Arlington, Delegate Lopez. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an announcement. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, today the warrior nation of wakefield high school will be playing the verina high school blue devils in the class 5 Virginia high school league state basketball championship. The warrior nation underdogs against the juggernaut that is verona high school, I 'm going to call it right now. An upset. Wakefield is going to win. We have the bets with my colleague dolores McQuinn if we could please rise for a moment. Today, not only will is wakefield -- if wakefield wins, I will -- she will be making a donation to the Arlington food assistance center. And if in the unlikely thing happens and verian wins I will be making a donation to the central Virginia sister's cancer awareness network. Both incredibly good causes but more importantly, it is going to be an amazing game today. 4:00. The siegel center to v.C.U. So crowded. I would like to yield to my colleague the Delegate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. >> Delegate mix quinn McQuinn has the floor.
[Unknown]
I appreciate my colleague's confidence and what he thinks will occur in this afternoon. But I stand here to just say to my colleague with the, first of all, the verina team is a young and dynamic team and I happen to have my nephew that plays a part of that. The power forward. And so, I say to you, just look for a great big beatdown. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause]
[Unknown]
Pursuant to House rule 30, the journal shall reflect that the following members are away on pressing personal business and grant the leave from today's session. Delegates hope, Kory, and Tyler .
[Unknown]
You are here, don't worry. The clerk shall announce the next order of business. >> The second morning hour of business is a request by members to move legislation from the uncontested calendar to the regular calendar. Mr. Speaker, there are no such requests.
[Unknown]
The clerk shall announce the next hour of business.
[Unknown]
To take legislation bye for the day. There have been several so far. There are no adiagnosal requests for bye for the day at this time. >> The clerk shall announce the next order of business. >> The fourth and final portion reserved for members requests for point of personal privilege. >> Even better.
[Unknown]
Does any member have any additional further announcements, introductions or motions? If not, the clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Calendar for today, Thursday, March 8, 2018. For the Virginia House of delegates. The first category of business will be Senate bills on third reading uncontested calendar. Several bills have been removed from the block, but the uncontested third reading block begins on Page 2. Senate bill 44 and 894 taken bye for the day. The first measure within the Senate bills third reading uncontested is Senate bill 991. A bill to amend and reenact sections of the code as well as portions of the acts of assembly of to 109 relating to appoint mountains of broadband advisory council expiration. Report with a substitute. The substitute was agreed to previously.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Bedford, Delegate Byron .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 991 is a bill that deals with the broadband advisory council and sunset. That extends and changes the membership a little bit. We adopted the committee substitute yesterday from rules which put the proportionality back to the way the House wants it. We had House bill 999. Both need some technical work done to them. I spoke to the Senator about rejecting the bill when this comes back and putting this in conference. For the time being, I would hope that the body would approve Senate bill 991.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the block on Page 3. Senate bill 28 is a bill to amend the code of Virginia relating to medical research on dogs and cats; prohibition on use of state funds. Reported from committee on appropriations with substitute
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Montgomery, Delegate Rush .
[Unknown]
I move the can 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.
[Unknown]
It prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars for medical research on cats and dogs that is categorized as causing pain or distress. I hope it is the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 4, continuing next up, Senate bill 229. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to school bus personnel; training program; autism spectrum disorders. Reported from committee on education February 26, 2018 reported from committee on appropriations March 5, 2018 >> Delegate Landes .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and members of the House, Senate bill 229 requires the board of education to establish a training program for school board employees to assist in the transportation of students on school buses related to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other characteristics of autism and requires the school board employee who assists in the transportation of students with autism to on the school buss to participate in the training. Mr. Speaker, I move passage of the bill. >> And Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 915 at the bottom of Page 4 taken out of the block and bye for the day. That completes the block.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bills pass? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, nos 0. >> Ayes 96, nos 0. The bills pass.
[Unknown]
Continuing with the calendar. D that bill on third reading regular. One item in the category, Senate bill 153. It is a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to elections; form of ballot; order of independent candidates. Reported from committee on privileges and elections with amendment. >> The Delegate from Spotsylvania. Delegate coal. >> I move the committee amendment. >> Shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendment is agreed to. Delegate Cole. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 153 deals with the order that independent candidates appear on the ballot. It does not affect those nominated by a party. What it does is says it will be base on the order that they turn in 125 signatures on petition. And if the 125 signatures when verified are not sufficient they will either have to turn in addition roll al petitions or would not be on the ballot. The order will be base on when they turn in the petitions. And I move the passage of the bill.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Sickles .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Would the gentleman resume the floor for a question. >> Would the Delegate yield for a question.
[Unknown]
I yield. >> The Delegate yields.
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman whether this is a similar process that is used in a partisan primary? Or, general election? >> I'm it is in the general election. This does not affect primaries, independent candidates do not go through primaries. >> Mr. Chairman, I mean Mr. Speaker. >> Further question. >> Cosmetologist the Delegate yield for a further question? >> I yield.
[Unknown]
What I meant to say this is a familiar process to us in other elections so this is not breaking new ground. Is my understanding of that correct, Mr. Speaker? >> I would concur with that statement. This is just clarifying when independent -- the order of independent candidates on the ballot. And again, does not affect those nominated by a party mechanism. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speak to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I just wanted to say to my colleagues over here, I 'm listed as not voting, but this is a good bill. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Shall the good bill pass? [laughter] >> The cler k will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 86, nos 10. Abstentions 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 86, nos 1, abstentions 1. The bill passes.
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Continuing with today's calendar. The next category of House bills with Senate amendments. First up is House bill 1558. A bill 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. And more. [applause] >> The very short bill passed the House February 13 and subsequently passed the Senate with a substitute. Is before the body.
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The Delegate from Scott, Delegate Kilgore. >> Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, I you to reject the Senate amendments and put the bill into conference. The original bill -- and I will tell you why. >> Why?
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The original bill is before the governor to sign either today or tomorrow and May not need the bill at the end of the day. I would ask to reject this to put it into conference. Thanks you. >> Shall the Senate substitute be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 0, nos 95. >> Abstentions 2. I apologize.
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It is rejected.
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The House will be at ease [House at ease]
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Clerk will continue with the calendar. >> Turning to Page 6. Next up is House bill 181. It is a bill related to distracted driving, penalty. Passed the House February 13 and passed the Senate with a substitute with amendments. The substitute with amendments, they are before the body. >> The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> I rise for a motion.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> I would move that this bill go bye until the end of the calendar.
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Delegate Gilbert moves this bill goes bye to the end of the calendar, h.B. 181. All in favor of the motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. That motion carries. That bill will go bye to the end of the calendar.
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Next up, House bill 443, a bill relating to high school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding credit for foreign language credit. Passed the House of delegates February 7 and passed the Senate with amendment. The amendment is before the body.
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Delegate Carroll foy. >> This only applies to two groups of students. The first are english as a second language learners who tested proficient in a second language and the second group are students with recognized disabilities. This bill gives them the option to take a coding class in lieu of a foreign language course. The Senate amendment narrows the bill and I ask for the House to reject the Senate amendment to send it to conference for a resolution.
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Shall the Senate amendment be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 0, nos 97. >> Ayes 0, nos 97. The amendment is rejected. >> Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 7 of the printed calendar. We have resolutions -- resolutions regular calendar. There are four such resolutions. First of them beginning on Page 7, top of the Page, Senate joint resolution 99. Confirming appointments by the governor of certain persons communicated January 22, 2018. And Mr. Speaker, the s.J. 99 is reported from the committee on privilege and elections.
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The Delegate from Spotsylvania, Delegate Cole .
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S.J. 99 confirms appointments made by the governor and I move its adoption.
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Shall the resolution be adopted? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 96, nos 0. >> Ayes 96, nos 0. The resolution is adopted.
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Continuing on the same Page, same category. Senate joint resolution 100 is before the body. It, too, is confirming appointments by the governor of certain persons communicated January 22, 2018 reported from the committee on privileges and elections. >> Delegate Cole .
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This confirms confirms appointments by the governor and I move its adoption.
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Shall the resolution be adopted? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 96, nos 0. >> Ayes 96, nos 0. The resolution is adopted. >> Senate joint resolution 133 confirming the appointment by the governor the certain person communicated February 2, 2018. Bill again was reported from the committee on privileges and elections. >> The Delegate from Spotsylvania, Delegate Cole. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This confirms the appointment of the commissioner of elesses and I move its adoption.
Kirk Cox
Shall the resolution be adopted? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 94, nos 0. >> Ayes 94, nos 0. The resolution is adopted.
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Turning to Page 8, resolutions regular continuing final resolution. Senate joint resolution 191. Confirming appointments by the governor of certain persons communicated February 23, 2018. Reported from privileges and elections. >> The Delegate from Spotsylvania, Delegate col. >> This is the last of the confirmation resolutions and I move its adoption.
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Shall the resolution be adopted? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 97, nos 0. >> Ayes 97, nos 0. The resolution is adopted. >> Mr. Speaker, continuing with today's calendar. Page 8 of the printed version. The next category memorial resolutions laid on the speaker's table. The memorial resolutions to be adopted in block are list the on pages 8-10 of today's printed calendar. >> Does any member desire to remove a resolution from the block? Hearing none, all those in favor of adopting in block the memorial resolutions laid on the speaker's table listed on pages 8-10 of the calendar shall rise.
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The resolutions are agreed to.
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Continuing with the calendar on Page 10. The commending resolutions laid on the speaker's table category. The commending resolutions being adopted in block are list the on pages 10-14 of today's printed calendar. >> Does any member desire to remove a resolution from the block? Hearing none, all those in favor of adopting in block the commending resolutions laid on the speaker's table on pages 10-14 of the calendar will say aye. Those opposed, no. The resolutions are agreed to. >> Turning to Page 15, category of Senate bill with recommendation by the governor. Senate bill 309 is an act relating to death certificates, medical certification, electronic filing hospice. Originally passed the Senate February 6 and subsequently passed the House February 20. Went to the governor for his review. He offered recommendations. Those recommendations have been distribute the and they are available online and are before the body. >> The Delegate from Rockingham, Delegate Wilt. >> Mr. Speaker. Here we go. Thank you, Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House. The governor's recommendation is identical to what this body passed yesterday 98-0 on House bill 1158 and deals with exempting out-of-state physicians that were involved with a patient that passed that doesn't have access to our electronic system. And I move that we accept the governor's recommendation.
Kirk Cox
Shall the governor's recommendation be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 96, nos 0. >> Ayes 96, nos 0. The governor's recommendation is agreed to.
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Mr. Speaker, continuing on Page 15. And thereafter. The printed calendar. House bills, Senate bills, various bills in conference. There are approximately a dozen conference reports filed. Begin moving through those in new numeric and Page order. If you look at turning to Page 16 of the printed calendar. Page 16. Report received for Delegate Fowler 's House bill 151. It is a bill to amend and reenact a portion of the code relating to special conserve atores of the Peace authority insurance. Passed the House and the Senate and the conference report has been distribute the and is available online and it is before the body. >> The Delegate from Hanover, Delegate Fowler. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members of the House, this is a brief history lesson. House bill 1 151 clarified the authority and geographical jurisdiction of special conservatives of the Peace and passed the House 98-0. And you May remember that the original version contained a carveout that included Shenandoah valley regional airport commission and Richmond metropolitan transportation authority and the Virginia museum of fine arts. The Senate passed House bill 151 with amendment and put a two-year sunset on the carveouts on the three organizations that were exempted and required the organizations scaps to meet the minimum come pulsery law enforcement training requirements to be able to continue to use the word police or seal of the commonwealth on any badge, uniform or vehicle in the performance of the duties. I asked the House to reject the Senate amendment which put the bill in conference. This deletes per their request the Virginia museum of fine arts from the carveout and remaining two, the Shenandoah regional airport commission and the Richmond metropolitan transportation commission authority excuse me are in agreement with the language in the conference report. So with that, Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the conference report on House bill 151. >> Shall the conference report be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 96, nos 0. >> Ayes 96, nos 0. The conference report is agreed to. Page 17, same cot. Conference report received from Delegate Collins. House bill 188. House bill 188 a bill to amend related to sentence reduction, substantial assistance to prosecution. Passed the House, passed the that the. Conference report has been distributed, available online and the agreement is before the body. >> The Delegate from Frederick, Delegate Collins. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, this bill gives the commonwealth attorneys the ability to reduce a sentence for substantial assistance in cases. Passed out of the House 98-0 and passed unanimously out of the that the but Senate but we added additional language which gave the commonwealth attorneys additional latitude and two additional charges that could be included in this. It now matches the Senate bill that we pass the unanimously out of the House a few days ago and I would ask that you pass the conference report.
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Shall the conference report be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 97, nos 0.
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Ayes 97, nos 0. The conference report is agreed to.
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Turning to Page 18. Conference report received for Delegate Bell of albermarle's House bill 482. H.B. 482. A bill to amend the code of Virginia related to witness testimony accompanied by certified dogs. Agreed to and distributed and available online and it is before the body.
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The Delegate from albermarle, Delegate Bell .
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The Senate adopted the House position which makes sense since we were working them before this happened. I would ask that we adopt the conference report. >> Shall the conference report be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 95, nos 0.
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Ayes 95, nos 0. The conference report is agreed to.
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Turning to Page 19. Page 19. Delegate hurst's House bill 486. A bill relating to alcohol beverage control granting of certain mixed beverage licenses. Passed the House. Passed the Senate. Conference report agreed to between the conferees and distributed, available online and is before the body. >> The Delegate from blacksburg, Delegate hurst. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, it is not too often here in the past couple of days that we have acknowledged that sometimes our friends on the other side of the building come up with an idea that is the better idea and the better solution for the issues that we are dealing with. I know, please, I 'm sorry. But we have decided in our conference to accept the Senate amendment to House bill 486 which deals with mixed beverage licenses in Montgomery County. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to adopt the conference report.
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Mr. Speaker. >> The Delegate from albermarle, Delegate Bell. >> Would the Delegate yield for a yes?
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Would the Delegate yield for a yes.
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I yield. >> The Delegate yields.
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What do the amendments do. What are the changes?
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This deals with having certain properties as they are described to be eligible for mixed beverage licenses. There was an error in what was passed by this body last year. We tried to correct the error. The Senate said in their which is come that they felt that the error still enumber rated enumerated the benefit and didn't want to take away the property right and add the additional exemption for mixed beverage licenses. While it adds more to the code for that particular part of our code, I still think that it would be best to just go ahead and adopt the Senate amendments.
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Shall the conference -- >> Mr. Speaker. >> Sorry. The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert .
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Speaking to the conference report. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Mr. Speaker, I suppose I 'm going to take some measure of blame and I 'm not speaking out against the gentleman's bill. I hope everyone who supported it before will support it again. I intend to do that. I just take this moment of everyone's day to point out that I think this is a terrible way to make public policy in this area. We are carving out property located at route 65, approximately 600 feet -- I mean that is just. We either have alcohol policy or we don't. As chairman of general laws I suppose I missed a great opportunity to fix this. I think going forward we should consider whether or in the we need to have uniform laws and not keep coming out every year and carving out specific corners of specific intersections to avoid the law that we apply to everyone else. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. >> Shall the conference report be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 87, nos 8.
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Ayes 87, nos 8. The conference report is agreed to. Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 20, continuing with House bills in conference. We received a conference report for Delegate Collins ' House bill 638. House bill 638 is a bill that relates to trespass electronic device penalty conference report has been agreed to by the conferees and available online and distribute the and it is before the body.
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The Delegate from Frederick, Delegate Collins .
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, b. 638 is the drone trespass bill. This is the unmanned aircraft bill. The Senate bill 526 which we dealt with yesterday we have sent over to conference to conform to what I have before me today. We passed that 80-18 yesterday. House bill 638 is clarifying existing law with the unmanned air systems and clarifying language to ensure uniformity of regulation that they do not have a patch work of regulations that vary from locality to locality. We worked to address the local concerns and local regulations. This also looks to provide reasonable protections for individuals on the sex registry as well as people who would otherwise use the drones to harass and intimidate people. I would ask that we pass the conference report. >> The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Watts. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a -- would the gentleman yield for a question?
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Would the Delegate yield for a question? >> I yield.
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The Delegate yields. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I apologize to the gentleman that I was not able to look at this more closely and talk with him prior to this. When you talk with vaco and vml I am concerned with the language added on line 17 and 18 where it is only saying that localities would be in a situation and if they have otherwise prohibited you from being on the land, you can't be there for a drone. When I look at that, I 'm looking at school property as always open 24/7. So it would not include school property? Is that correct? >> Mr. Speaker, I would respond to say that trespassing laws still apply. And I would respond to the Delegate 's question by saying if a school has a dusk to daun dawn trespassing rule no one can be on even to control the ground. The school controls the ground. They do not control the air. If a school has trespassing and gates and they go on to the property on foot to launch their drone, they are trespassing and the laws still apply. >> Would the gentleman yield for a further yes? >> Would the Delegate yield for a further yes? >> I yield.
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I thank the gentleman. And for the body, I want it to be absolutely understood that I am not talking about airspace. I fully understand the control of airspace. I'm only talking about being able to go on to property and launch or restrive a drone -- retrieve a drone. So, if unless the property has been posted as no trespassing, and I could go on it and walk my dog, I could also go on it at any time no matter what activity it is going on and be able with that drone to be -- whether there is a little league game going on, whether there is a picnic in the park, wherever I want to launch my drone, this language does not address that situation and the park can't say only in this area but not in that area?
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Mr. Speaker, I would respond to say this code section does not affect the property code sections for trespassing that we have throughout the code. If a park says that you cannot walk your dog in this park, you are not able to walk your dog. If a park says you are not able to be on the park after hours, that person would be trespassing and could be removed. Same thing during a little league game. If someone were to walk on to the middle of the game to try to fly the drone in the middle of the game we have laws to prevent that person from doing that. Not necessarily the drone per se. We have the trespassing laws to prevent people from that kind of behavior.
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Speaking to the bill. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Speaking to the motion. And I appreciate and this is no place to be talking this through and yet I still wanted to go on the record that I believe that we have a -- with as contentious as this has become I 'm concerned that we still have a long way to go in specifying what localities can and can't do because of the contentious nature because of what I have witnessed as those who have spoken to this bill on both sides. Also speaking to the conference committee, I remain concerned that now there is no protection about using a drone as far as a peeping tom situation since that would not be -- fall under coerce and harass. I remain concerned that now as far as using a drone to stalk one that only applies if you are on the sex registry. Therefore, Mr. Speaker, while it is up to every member of the body, I speak on these points hoping that as this perhaps continues through the process of the governor's review that perhaps some of these points will be appropriately addressed. Thank you.
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Shall the conference report be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll. >> Abathat y u. The rnnak,iathat s tho=ty l requires that you be provided with a conspicuous notice that it will be renewed. Late in the game we had folks with an interest in the technology community come to us with a concern. The amendment that the conference committee made creates a good faith exception. If a supplier is trying to comply they will be responsible for restitution but won't be subject to civil penalties or damages and it was a new unanimous request to provide this. I hope we will agree to the conference report. >> Shall the conference report be agreed to. The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 96, nos 0. >> Ayes 96, nos 0. The conference report is agreed to.
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Turning to Page 23 of the printed calendar. Same category. Conference report received for Delegate Wilt 's House bill 1142. House bill 1142, a bill relating to qualification of fiduciary without security, no monetary value. Conference report has been distributed is available online and it is before the body. >> The Delegate from Rockingham, Delegate Wilt. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I move the conference committee amendment.
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It is just the report. If you will explain it and make a motion to move the conference committee report. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yeah, what the conference committee amendment does is add a little more defining language on what the assets would be when a person is trying to qualify as a fiduciary. I move the committee conference report. >> Shall the conference report be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 95, nos 0.
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Ayes 95, nos 0. The conference report is agreed to.
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Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 24. Conference report has been received for received for House bill 1174. A bill to require the board of health to consider amending regulations regarding newborn screening to include certain disease. It is distributed and it is before the body.
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The conference report strikes the infamous Senate clause. I move the conference report be agreed to. [applause] [please stand by] in our budget. So the two that the Senate had were -- the conferees wanted to have three. But given the budget and how we have funding in the House and Senate budget, the conferees thought the better part was to accept two or two-thirds. I hope that you will approve the conference report and I might just say one more thing. There were seven members who voted against this bill as it left the House. If you want to be consistent with your vote, might as well check because this is final passage on this bill. I hope that you will accept the conference committee report. >> Mr. Speaker?
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Delegate from Culpeper, Delegate fray Freitas ?
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Will the Delegate yield to the question. >> I will yield.
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If there is a building that has a sign on the front that says no trespassing and someone cuts across the parking lot, would the government be able to take their dna?
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I would say to the gentleman as in the case of any -- any allegation of trespass, you have to prove it, just like you would have to approve assault and battery. This bill has nothing to do with taking dna unless somebody is actually convicted of a crime much like we would tike fingerprints. That's what some people had concern about from a civil lib .
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I thank the Delegate. >> Shall the conference repo rt be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes, 88, noes 8. Abstentions one.
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Ayes 88, noes 8. Abstentions one. The conference repor t is agreed to.
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Turning to Page 26 -- I 'm sorry. Page 26, conference report has been received for Delegate thomas' House bill 1482. 1482. A bill to amend and reenact s 19.2-60.1 of the code of Virginia, relating to use of unmanned aircraft systems by public bodies; search warrant required; exception. >> House bill 1482 allows law enforcement to use a drone to survey the scene of an accident in the hopes to clear the scene of an accident earlier. There was a bill that asupplied to the Virginia police. We added a phrase to the beginning of the language that says by a law enforcement officer to clarify that it does apply to all law enforcement officers in the state. I would move the adoption of the committee conference report. >> Shall the conference report be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 97. Noes 0. >> Ayes 97, noes 0. The conference report is agreed to.
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Mr. Speaker, presently we do have not have any more conference reports here at the front desk. So returning to Page 6 of the printed calendar. A bill had been taken by temporarily. That bill is House bill 181. This is House bills with Senate amendments. Page -- top of the Page 6. A bill to amend and reenact 46.2-1078.1 of the code of Virginia, relating to distracted driving; penalty. Passed the House of delegates February 13, 2018. Passed the Senate with substitute with amendments March 6, 2018. Those amendments are before the body. >> Delegate Collins. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, the Senate put the clause on this and I would ask that a we reject the amendments so we can put it in conference. >> Shall the Senate amendments be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 0. Noes, 96.
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Ayes 0, noes 96. The name amendments are amendment -- the Senate amendments are rejected. >> Mr. Speaker, there are no more conference reports. This completes the calendar as it exists now but because of today's deadline all bills going to deadline have to be placed in conference. So we might be looking at more later. >> The House is going to return to the morning hour. The Delegate from Newport News, Delegate Price .
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Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Ty. Today is international women's day and across the world women are being celebrated for our accomplishments of generations past and present. And for women's history month we have an opportunity to excavate story of women whose journeys inspire us and whose impact radiated to generations that followed. For her work in educating citizens to prepare them for civic participation, I want to highlight miss clark. She was born the second of eight children in south carolina. She graduated from benedict college and Hampton institute, now Hampton university and was an effective activist as early as 1919. She was instrumental in getting the ban on Black teachers in charleston public schools removed. Later in her career she taught workshops in the 1950, including having taught rosa parks months before the Montgomery bus boycott. Clark was eventually fired from her teaching career because she would not renounce her membership in the naacp. She moved to tennessee to help create the citizenship school, designed to teach Black citizens to pass the literacy test, which were required in order to register to vote. She also taught on state government and election procedures. So Black citizens could have a better understanding of what it means to be a citizen and how to use the vote to bring change to their communities. Clark traveled throughout the south, training teachers, working with Dr. Martin luther king. Dr. Martin luther king even acknowledged clark when he received the nobel Peace prize in 1964 by insisting that she accompany him to sweden. She became known as queen mother of the civil rights movement and once stated, I believe unconditionably to respond. Clark received the living legacy award in 1979 from president carter and in 2014, she was inducted into the south carolina Hall of fame. Mr. Speaker and members, even with all of this, there's so much more to her story. I hope you will look her up to learn more. As we celebrate her today, I want to celebrate the women across the world who today are continuing her legacy of educating our youth, working to eradicate illiteracy and making sure that citizens know how their government works in order to create positive change. Clark's story is an example of how women take care of our communities, making sure people have what they need in order to succeed. Mr. Speaker and members, I think we should all be inspired by the actions of miss clark. Thank you. [applause]
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Delegate Yancey. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for an introduction.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and members, joining us in the gallery are 16 representatives from japan. These delegates are visiting the commonwealth as part of a delegation from the cities of japan to the city of Newport News to celebrate the 35th anniversary partnership between the two cities. On behalf of Delegate Price and mullen, I would ask that the members please rise hans give them a warm House welcome. [applause] >> The House is very pleased to have the delegates visiting us from the sister city program with Newport News. Welcome to the capitol. We hope you enjoy your stay. Delegate marshal. >> Mr. Speaker, point of personal privilege.
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The Delegate has the floor. >> I rise this morning to speak on a select committee announced by the speaker this morning. The formation of the House select committee on school safety shows our commitment of ensuring that children are not forced to learn in an environment where they feel unsafe. The last time a House committee was formed on House -- a House select committee was formed, abraham lincoln was our president. It's been 155 years since that last select committee. Let's take no mistake. The House of delegates has led the effort in recent years to make our schools safer. What we saw in parkland, florida shows that we must be ever vigilant when it comes to school safety. This shows our constituent we're taking a bold and significant step to make school safety a top priority for the House of delegates. The purpose of the select committee will be to review state and local policies on school safety and to make recommendations for consideration by the general assembly during the 2019 cession. Speaker Cox, I commend you for limiting the scope of the work of this committee, specifically to school safety. We cannot allow more partisan issues to distract us from the important steps we must take to ensure our children are safe. I am honored to be named vice chair of this committee, which will be solely focused on strengthening emergency preedness, hardening school infrastructures, implementing secure best practices, deploying additional personnel, providing. This committee will not discuss issues related to guns or -- behavior on health policies that are being considered by other commissions or standing committees. The economy also will not consider committee of institutions of higher education, many of which have rigorous security requirements and are governed by an ajenks that sets guidelines for the security. Mr. Speaker, do you know that some states and schools have already installed metal detectors, storm shelters, bulletproof whiteboards to shield students, at one school in indiana, they have smoke cannons in the hallway. I'm not say these will be what we need in Virginia but they are plenty of options to look at. So Mr. Speaker, following 9/11, we secured our airports. Following the increase in the use of vehicles being weaponized we better secure public gatherings to keep vehicles out. Also to walk into any courtroom and you can't even get in with a cell phone, much less a weapon. It is time to secure our schools, the same we've secured our airports, public gatherings and our courtrooms. The work begins today. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause] posh
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Delegate Jones. >> Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege. Announcement. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I know it's Thursday and we are scheduled to adjourn on Saturday. We do not have an agreement in site for the budget that will be done on Saturday, nor do I feel we could have something done in the next handful of days. We've decided that we will adjourn -- or go -- continue the session or go into a special session after Saturday. We're still trying to determine what we're going to do. We will determine if we extend for 30 days or if we go into a special session. If we were to go into a special session, we would like to keep the budget bills and the -- the budget bill and any revenue bills like we did six years ago with the procedural resolution. I know you are anxious to know what we're going to be doing after Saturday and to be fair to the body and all concerned to pay attention to what we do in Richmond, we will not have a budget done by Saturday. We'll extend the session 30 days or go into a special session. Thank you for your time. Want to commend the House conferees, thank our staff. We've had very productive meetings. We've not been able to deal with the big issue, which is medicaid expansion, but we've made a lot of progress on language amendments and gone through every area of the budget at least once. Much has been done but there's much left to be done. I thank you for your time and appreciate your patience.
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Delegate Toscano. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
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I want to rise to compliment the words of the gentleman from Danville and also applaud your initiatives to create this select committee. I just want to say, however, that, you know, this really -- it really is not going to go far enough and that we really have to take a close look at gun violence as well. I also don't want to have the public be given the imprecipitation that our schools are unsafe. Actually, schools in Virginia are actually one of the safest places to that. That doesn't mean we shouldn't do better and not anticipate problems in the future and not do things. But I don't want to have folks scared to death to send their kids to school. At at same time, I hope anything we do with this as well as anything we do with gun safety initiatives is based on data that we have before us. One of the unfortunate things that's happened in Washington is that the -- the departments in Washington related to health security have basically been told, look, you can't even study gun violence. It's not something subject to an an examination. One of the reasons I think this is so distressful and one of the reasons why those of us on this side of the aisle, why we will participate in this committee, we're going to be forming a group of our own to go around the state and take testimony on gun violence and what we need to do. When we've had a problem, a serious public health problem in this country, we've marshaled the experts and collected data. Based on the data we've taken action. Let me give you a couple of examples for you to think about as we adjourn and think about the school safety task force in the context of gun violence and gun safety in general. One is automobiles. Right? Automobiles. You remember several decades ago, there were probably 50,000 or so opinions who were being killed every year in automobile crashes. We didn't take away people's cars. But we certainly did a lot based on data to make the cars safer. You know, we put seat belts in. We required people to wear seat belts. We put air bags in. We changed the roads on which people drive to make them safer. We put in guardrails in places where we thought they needed to be. 0 in other words, we took data re-related information and used it to create a better situation for our public. We did things with drunk driving. We've changed our drunk driving laws dramatically. The result with this has been less fatalities. People said we couldn't do it. But we did it. The same thing is true with smoking. When the data was clear there was a link between smoking and death, we took action. We didn't bar peer from having cigarettes but we certainly did a lot of things differently. Now we have age limitations on when youngsters can buy cigarettes. We have taxed the heck out of the product itself. Think about that. And we've restricted places where people could exercise their so-called liberty to smoke. The result in america has been fewer smokers, less lung cancer. That's a good thing. So I hope that as we think about what we're going to do with gun violence in this country, we'll take a data-centered approach, come up with solutions. Ive applaud the efforts to create a gun safety select committee but I hope we will go forward with gun violence as well. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [applause]
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Delegate edmonds. >> Mr. Speaker, I rise for an announcement, I guess it would be. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise on behalf of the capital foundation to remind all of my colleagues here they have ornaments for sale at the round table. If you want a great gift to take back home, they are $24. They are $20 if you get five. I highly recommend them and they would appreciate. All of the proceeds go to to beautification project on capital square. >> I think the hour has come for the Delegate from Augusta and the Delegate from Scott. I will give you both delegates the floor. >> Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, the time has come. The time that everyone has been waiting for all year. I will tell you this year with the new elections, we were excited in the sensitivity caucus about some of the prizes that we were going to be able to give away this year. And we've had a tough time this year. We've had subcommittees, we've had committees meeting trying to put out a lot of these awards. It's been tough. We tabulated the final results and are in the process of giving out these awards. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I hope that everybody left their feeling -- checked their feelings at the door. This is a fun event. You know, we're a family here. We're going to go ahead and -- we're going to get -- maybe a little dysfunctional. But we're still going to get through these awards. We've had a lot of help from Delegate Hugo, Delegate Marshall in keeping track of some of the things that have happened this year, whether it be on the floor, in committee, in the Hall, there's been a lot of things that's happened around the capitol, around the pocahontas building here in the chamber and we're excited about what we're about to do today. Well.
[Unknown]
The first prize -- or first certificate that we're going to do -- and these are certificates suitable for framing. I would expect that everyone would be framing their certificate as they go through the -- as they get their awards and take it back to the office.
[Unknown]
The first one goes to the hello Mr. Speaky award. This is from the Delegate from Campbell. She gets up on the floor and says hello, Mr. Speaky. Not Mr. Speaker, as we normally do. But hello, Mr. Speaky. We want want to give this certificate to the Delegate of Byron, which is the Mr. Speaky award. Thank you [cheers and applause]
[Unknown]
The next award, Mr. Speaker, you know, we have Delegate mullins from Williamsburg. Well, I did not know until the -- until Delegate Hodges called him that he's also nope as Delegate mulligan. We thought that Delegate Hodges needed the mulligan award for -- with some golf balls. You know, that's usually what mulligans are used for in golf. So Delegate Hodges, we're going to give you the first annual mulligan award for mispronouncing the name of Delegate mullens. [cheers and applause] >> All right. Mr. Speaker, we also had some interesting times on the floor of the House this year. And one of the interesting times that we talked about was stds. We had -- a doctor -- or he claims to be a doctor. He claimed that he treated more stds than anyone in this room. I'm so thankful he has. The std award goes to our own Delegate Stolle. [cheers and applause]
[Unknown]
And Mr. Speaker, one day, one of our fresh man, he man -- freshman, he tugged on our heartstrings one day. We were sitting here eating our lunch, minding our business, and we were sitting here and all of a sudden, one of our freshman delegates gets up and goes, no better demonstration of the folly of human concedes than the distinct image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another. Mr. Speaker, our own Delegate carter gets the pale blue dot award with a picture of planet earth. [cheers and applause]
[Unknown]
With that I 'm going to yield to my seat mate, Delegate Landes. >> Point of personal privilege, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker and members of the House, as off we know those of us that chair committees have been given the responsibility, especially related to Senate bills and sometimes House bills in helping those along to represent the issue before the House and to explain them fully so that the House understands what we're about to vote on. Mr. Speaker, when you are a new chairman, it's very tense time when you've been given this responsibility, especially with Senate bills given the fact that you don't always know them as well as you do House bills. One of our new chairman this year, unfortunately, explained one bill. Then later on in the calendar explained the other bill realizing that the prior bill was the one he was supposed to be explaining for the current bill. So there was some confusion. He did own up to the fact that he basically explained the wrong bill. So for our new chairman -- new chairman -- he was trying to get out before we could give him this -- so we have the annual wrong bill award for Delegate Yancey, chairman of our transportation committee. [cheers and applause] >> Mr. Speaker, as you all know, we really take seriously the support staff that we have, especially the individuals who work for us in our offices. And most of us really try to recognize the fact that they work hard for us and also try to be kind to them because we know that they can either make us successful or not. One of our members having missed the deadline for introduction of legislation mentioned the fact that the reason that he -- that he was not able to introduce the legislation on time was because his legislative assistant had neglected to get the information in on time and make sure that that was accomplished. I've also found out the day after he mentioned that, after we agreed to unanimous consent for introduction of the legislation, he came back and apologized to said legislative assistant after she read him the riot act when he got back to his office, and duly so. We have the Virginia House of delegates pop-up award, the throw your aide under the bus award with a bus that has megatires. That's to the gentleman from Campbell, Delegate Fariss. [cheers and applause] >> Mr. Speaker, we also for our freshmen, we also pay attention very closely in trying to learn more about their backgrounds and their experience and we have a gentleman who I 've had the honor of getting to know better since I 'm acting as his mentor this year, that -- and we always appreciate our veterans and their service. But we found out a little bit more about Delegate mcguire and his service as a navy s.E.A.L. That his code name was pit bull. He is and I have seen that firsthand but we wanted to honor him by giving him the pit bull award to Delegate mcguire. Thank thank you for your service. [cheers and applause] >> Mr. Speaker, I 've had the privilege of serving with this gent gentlelady for a number of years on the education committee and she spoke very passionately about some of the problems we're having -- I 'm not going to reopen the debate -- related to gun violence but on some of the issues concerning what's happening in our society, and she also mentioned specifically an example of our own family and, obviously, we do that from time to time. And mentioned the fact that her son sits at home in front of the tv, related to doing various games, and so we have for Delegate Pogge the babylonian idiot box reward with the professional farmer game that she can give to her son that's probably more appropriate than some of the other games he May be playing. So for Delegate Pogge. [cheers and applause]
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, want to recognize again one of our freshmen. We're trying to be bipartisan and recognize those we've noticed. As you all know, we watch and watch and watch not only on the floor but in committee. And one of our new members has been consistently rising and recognizing upon inpro -- introduction any group that's introduced in the House of delegates. We appreciate that. We want to give to Delegate roem the standing ovation award. [laughter] >> I think everyone should rise and recognize her. [cheers and applause] >> Mr. Speaker, I would like to yield back to the gentleman from scot. >> Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, those of us who are older, we always try to get in with the young, millennial ground and crowd and try to use some of their catchphrases and we use these catch frieses in -- catchphrases in omof insome of our sessions. No one does it better than Delegate Hugo. He will have them written down. I see him checking his -- his computer to check to see what the latest fad is going on and, you know, this year, I 'm not sure he really understood what the new fad was for the millennials on netflix and chill. I mean, we were sitting here like oh, my gosh, is he seeing that? He was talking about the next netflix tax and all of this and he was saying all he wants to do is netflix and chill but I do not think he really understood that. So what we did, we got him some popcorn and the annual netflix and chill award. [laughter] [cheers and applause] >> Next, Mr. Speaker, you know, we had an incident on the floor with one of our new delegates, got rather sick and I want to thank the doctors for doing that. So we thought that, you know, Delegate gooditis, we were thinking, gooditis, gooditis. Is that some new illness? So we thought maybe that is a new illness, gooditis. So we thought we would give her the new illness award and thank the doctors in the House for taking care of this new illness. So thank you. [applause]
[Unknown]
And also with the new numbers in the House, you know, someone had to set over on the other side. Someone had to do that. [laughter] >> So we were thinking about what kind of award could we give the Delegate from pennsylvania county that show that she appreciate it. We thought of it and we thought of it and thought of it again and we decided that, you know, the -- he's doing some missionary work with all of these churches. [laughter]
[Unknown]
We're giving Adams the annual missionary of the year award. [cheers and applause]
[Unknown]
And Mr. Speaker, those of you who do any type of work at home know there are two types of sandpaper. All right. You've government the fine -- you've got the fine sandpaper that you rub and rub and rub. It takes a while. And then you have the more coarse sandpaper and you rub it once and it fixes what you do. We were thinking about sandpaper, how would this apply to the folks here in the general assembly? Well, we we have a gentleman from -- from northern Virginia, Delegate Levine, who is more like the sandpaper. He's a gift that keeps on giving. [laughter]
[Unknown]
He -- he -- you know, he's not as sensitive as some but we thought we would give him the most sensitive award for some of his comments, you know, calling people out on certain issues and things of that nature. But he just keeps giving and giving. So we wanted to give him the fine sandpaper award. [applause] >> And then Mr. Speaker, there's that coarse sandpaper. That's the sandpaper that just rips the skin off. And -- I mean, really we didn't have anybody to give that to until last Friday. And last Friday, we -- I mean, it just -- I mean, we decided oh, my gosh. This is where the abrasive sandpaper goes to. As for the speech during the morning hour and that abrasive sandpaper award goes to our own nick Freitas. [laughter] >> Mr. Speaker, as you all know, again, we look at individual members' voting records. We see what they do in committee and for this young man, a new member of the House, the republicans have specifically noted that his voting record is a lot like ours. But he sits on the other side. So Mr. Speaker, for our former House Page, former House Page, former son of a former member, we have the -- and who is ranked number 0 by 10 by Virginia freedom, we have the 52nd republican award. [cheers] >> For Delegate Jones, obviously. >> Mr. Speaker? >> Delegate Gilbert .
[Unknown]
I have a press release from his primary opponent that just came out for some reason. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, as most of you know, we also get the assistance from many staff members on awards. We noted -- and ethan told us this early on in the session -- a certain member enjoys Mr. Goodbars and every day, he comes and digs for the Mr. Goodbars. The gentleman probably realized at some point in session that there were fewer and fewer and fewer Mr. Goodbars and it wasn't because he was taking them out of the jar. We've collected -- [laughter] >> -- all of the Mr. Goodbars that we could the find to -- could find for Delegate Wright and providing him the specific Mr. Goodbar award along with the goodbars. [cheers and applause] >> Mr. Speaker, as you all know, one of the most contentious debates we've had and we're still working on is whether we're going to expand medicaid or not. One of the speeches that we all realized was very important in that discussion was during that debate on the budget, that there was a discussion related to the kentucky plan and this gentleman reminded us and reminded us what the kentucky plan was about and what they were trying to accomplish in the kentucky plan. So we thought that the best thing we could do for him is to reward him and reare we are rewarding to Delegate Cline the kentucky award with the kentucky fried bucket and thanking him for that. [applause]
Kirk Cox
I yield back to the gentleman from Scott .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, we all try to be funny in the House. In committees we try to be funny. And now with all -- now that we started to scream live videos, it's easy for us to catch things that are going on in committee. I want to thank my staff in the audience because they have gone over hours and hours of video, going back and playing -- playing them back and forth. I really want to thank them for us. But one that we caught -- it was very funny, we thought. And I think you all will think it is, too. And it got worldwide attention, national attention. We decided that one of our delegates was trying to be funny and -- and it was funny, but dewe decided de -- we decided we wanted to give the comrade award to Delegate Keam and also give him a more appropriate flag, a Virginia flag, next time to put behind someone.
[Unknown]
If we could give Delegate Keam the comrade award. [laughter] >> And -- Mr. Speaker, we've had some moving speeches on the floor this time. I really -- a lot of the speeches that concerned the gentleman, Delegate Austin, and his sickness. There was a lot of speeches given. That was very much appreciated. One of the most moving speeches from me, Mr. Speaker was -- it came from my seat mate. Mr. Speaker, when talking about the budget, you know, he was talking about the budget and going on, you know, how he couldn't vote for a budget and tears streamed down his eye. I was here. Mr. Speaker, I never seen anyone cry over the budget. [laughter]
[Unknown]
But my seat mate, I wanted to make sure he had a box of tissues for that. So I want to give steve Landes the box and the moving speech award. [cheers and applause]
[Unknown]
Now I 'm going to turn it back over to Delegate Landes. >> Mr. Speaker, members of the House, as you know, we pick a freshman of the year every year. [laughter] >> And as many members know that have served for a while, for union members you probably don't know this but Delegate Habeeb was freshman of the year for like three, four years in a row even after he was no longer freshman. Mr. Speaker, as you all know, there's been a certain member of the House that seems to have received the applause on every piece of legislation and today every amendment that's been agreed to in conference report that he's put forward. So we -- I think Delegate Kilgore and I felt that we just had to -- and no disrespect to you actually freshmen -- we just had to give the freshmen of the year award to Delegate Pillion for all his great efforts this session. [cheers and applause] >> I will. I got it. Push okay. Mr. Speaker, as you know, this is your first session as speaker. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Former chairman. Mr. Speaker, as you know, you followed, as you said yesterday, a man of high integrity and character and all seriously I think you e body those characteristics as well. [applause]
[Unknown]
But -- >> But -- >> But we were concerned that you would not have the same wit and quick comebacks that speaker bill Howell -- and for those of you who didn't have a chance to serve with him, every member can tell you he was quick on his feet with a comeback. On everything. So that was a tough act to follow, Mr. Speaker and we know that. Your staff and Delegate Kilgore and I and the members of the sensitivity caucus have been following you very closely this session, as you know and we've been counting and looking for every time you have made a humorous statement or comeback for one of the pieces of legislations or one of the bills or one of -- something a member has said. And, Mr. Speaker, to be honest, it was a very slow count to start with. [laughter]
[Unknown]
We were hoping and we were praying that there would be more and there were more and Mr. Speaker we are proud to be able to honor you today with a special award and with a total count as of this morning with -- we count 17 humorous remarks or comebacks for -- for the session and, Mr. Speaker, we're being kind of generous, we think because the -- the award name -- named the attempted humor award and we have a book how to be funny, the one and only practical guide for every occasion situation and disaster, no kidding. Mr. Speaker, the attempt at hume he's -- at humor award for you this session and we look forward to many, many more. So, Mr. Speaker. >> I think thank the former chairman of education. [laughter]
[Unknown]
I turn it back to Delegate kill 2004. >> This is the pop-hup award. This is where we choose the teams and we keep count on how many times you pop up on a bill that's not your own just so you can let the other members of the body know how smart you are. This year's -- we had some good competition that general -- that Delegate Watts from Fairfax, put on a strong run, but it was not enough to save the Marshall /Bell team from the loss. That means that Delegate Landes and I actually won the pop-up contest this year because we chose wisely. We chose Delegate Simon from Fairfax. [cheers and applause]
Kirk Cox
And Delegate Simon from Fairfax, this award went to the gentleman from Prince William, Delegate Marshall. Went to the gentleman from rich Monday, Delegate joe morrisey. You are in good company. We hope this isn't your last. We hope this isn't your last but we want to give him the annual pop-up award. >> Mr. Speaker -- >> Delegate Landes .
Kirk Cox
We have one more award. And Mr. Speaker, I have enlisted the assistance of Delegate Ware, the gentleman from Powhatan, and other members but let me just say before I yield to the gentleman from Powhatan. As you all know, my seat mate is known for a lot of things. [laughter]
Todd Gilbert
Being a supporter of business is one of them. Being a supporter of larger corporations is another. Delegate Ware and I were thinking as part of this presentation today with this session and some of the legislation that we had to deal with and legislations that, to be honest, we were not too keen on, that we needed to present a special award to the gentleman from Scott, Delegate Kilgore. So I would yield to the gentleman from Powhatan. >> Delegate from Powhatan, Delegate Ware. >> I have a point of point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I think you, Mr. Speaker, are really going to appreciate this award. You have been a long time fan of the best baseball team money can buy. [laughter]
[Unknown]
There will be a lot of committee openings. [laughter] >> You know, when when we come down here, we represent the ordinary citizens. We're here for them. And each of you in your own way have brought a bill or spoken on behalf of the folks that you represent. But you know, sometimes we need to be thinking about the big boys as well. You know. Even multimulti-billion-dollar corporations need some love. We thought about this. We thought about what to name this award and we thought using the irony that the House is so fun, we would call the Henry Howell award. But we thought better than that. I will get to the name in a minute. When you think about the reverse robinhood redistribution of funds, who do you think about? You think about -- well, we'll get to that in a moment. The first part of this award is actually in here and it comes compliments of the gentleman from Charlottesville because in here is a gift card to mareryweathers for ice cream. But it's only enough for a single dip. [cheers and applause]
[Unknown]
And you know, as the gentleman from Henrico says, it's all about team. So figuring we have a team, we figure we have to make sure that we know who is on the team and got the hat that coverses what they need, right? So one of the presentations we have is a ball cap to identify the team. Finally, I do want to give this award and we do have -- we do have the certificate that is typical and part of the sensitivity caucus regular presentations but we have a different presentation as well, and this presentation, you can see -- this presentation is the award. I'm going to tell you the name right now. I think you will find it very fitting. It has logos of appropriate companies on it. And this has also the name of the award, it is the overdog award. Not the underdog. But the overdog award. And we thought about how to present this, you know, we sometimes do it with pages. But we thought there might be somebody who is entirely more appropriate to present the award. [cheers and applause] >> Mr. Speaker, the first annual overdog award presented to the gentleman from Scott, Delegate Kilgore. [cheers and applause]
[Unknown]
Delegate Simon. >> Mr. Speaker, members of the House, I can't resist. I rise for a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker, members of the House, having won the pop-up award, I couldn't resist the opportunity here, we've long had these sensitivity caucus awards. I want to thank the gentleman from Augusta and Scott for great presentations. They spent a lot of time working on the awards. But the sensetivity caucus awards are the majority party pro production. So this year, I thought this was time to revive a tradition even older than the sensitivity caucus. Before we had a sensitivity caucus, we had the coughing corning. And that's where the jokesters and the pranksters lurked. That's the reason why I moved to the right. [laughter] >> In the spirit of proportionality, we're not going to require equal time or even 49% of the time. We think about -- about 2/5th that we need. You've heard of the emmys and the oscar. We have our own. We are calling them the coffees. We were able to come up with six david Toscano mugs. The winners will get these coffee mugs. Wean we only found about six. We'll have six brief awards. Don't worries, we have nominees in every category. You will be able to shout-out and recognize a number of folks. We don't have quite as much time. So I will field the floor to Delegate Bagby. >> Point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Delegate, Bagby, you have the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I really didn't want to do this. >> I didn't think you did. [laughter]
[Unknown]
I made an agreement with my new seat mate. As you know, I moved up over here to the corner to sort of be a babysitter. [laughter] >> And I told the gentleman I would do this with him if he did not get the pop-up award. I felt he didn't deserve the pop-up award. So we had planned this out prior to him getting the award. I could sit down but I -- I feel like he's done what he's going to do this session. You don't need to give him a round of applause. [laughter]
[Unknown]
But just like the academy awards, the first award category is for the best performance by a Delegate in the a supporting role. The nominees are -- the Delegate from Shenandoah -- I try to to it like the speaker -- the Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert for the line, it's procedural, James. [laughter] [cheers and applause]
Marcus Simon
The Delegate from Caroline for his helpful question to help Freitas who encouraged the body to accept an amendment from the Senate in which he reminded him that the House always rejects the clause. Delegate Toscano for his scripted yeses for my seat mate's doomed bill for democracy vouchers, a bill that I seemed to be the only one to support in the end, again, trying to fulfill my agreement with my seat mate at the beginning and for speaker Cox, every time he -- he reminds his Delegate to -- no. Every time he says, do you want to move the amendment? [laughter]
[Unknown]
And in an effort to kiss up -- no, we have one more. Next Dr. Delegate Stolle and Garrett. Not for their effort but for their bay watched fashion response. [cheers and applause]
[Unknown]
To come and save Delegate gooditis so she can continue to vote on the budget. I'm sure that's why they did it. But as you all know, the winner of this award goes to none other than the doctor delegates who -- [cheers and applause]
[Unknown]
This is a guy doe -- geico commercial. [laughter]
[Unknown]
I rise for a personal point of privilege the Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Sometimes the oscars give a separate award. But here we appreciate the effort that goes into creating proms on the floor. Our next category is for technical achievement for presenting a bill. We have two nominees. Delegate baggy, for the creative use of his uber sign of hb 830, the trade signage bill and Delegate Robinson for the way she wore those multi-colored holiday lights as she presented the bill for the auxiliary lighting. The winner is -- you can be a member but you can never win one of the awards. The winner is Delegate Robinson for her lights. [applause] >> Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor Bagby. >> The next category is best use of a child in a floor speech. [laughter]
[Unknown]
And the nominees are Delegate Gilbert for the introduction of baby Gilbert as he tried to grab the mic for himself during a point of personal privilege. The Delegate from Culpeper, Delegate Freitas, who brought his daughter, the hair braider, on the floor to ask us to save his child from a life of crime. [laughter]
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate tran and baby for their clapping during the governor address to the joint assembly. And the award goes to, because I want to come to his office one day and see Toscano 's mug in his office, the Delegate from Shenandoah. [cheers and applause] >> Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
We have three more mugs to go. Our next category for the best performance by a millennial in a speech their leadership obviously put them up to. [laughter]
[Unknown]
The nominees are -- the -- Delegate brewer for her speech for the uber or lyft tax. Delegate vanvalkenburg for his response the very next next day and although he's not a millennial, we also nom nayed Delegate Hugo for his netflix and chill speech. But the winner is Delegate brewer. [cheers and applause] >> Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Delegate Bagby. >> Last time I 'm getting up. The next award -- or category is best performance by a freshman, first bill defense. Delegate hurst for refusing to speculate on the Lee chur leisure time of his activities when asking if his senior constituents liked to watch netflix and chill. And Delegate tran for refusing to accept a question from Delegate Simon on a Friday evening. [cheers and applause]
David Toscano
No big secret who wins the award. So Delegate tran, congratulations. [cheers and applause] push
[Unknown]
The next award goes to the best cry. The best cry. The best member -- the member that gave the best cry on the floor. No good movie is a good movie without a good cry. So the first individual would be Delegate Landes. Then we would have Delegate Herring as debt Tyler recognized her the other night. That was a beautiful cry. And then my good friend, delegator to Torian. He gave a good Friday earlier this week. And the winner is Delegate Herring. [cheers and applause] >> Clerk will proceed with the conference report.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 27 of the printed calendar, I apologize. Page 23. Page 23. Delegate Boysko, we've received a conference report for Delegate Boysko 's House bill 1087. House bill 1087 is a bill relating to animal search, alternative test methods, civil penalties. It's been agreed to by the conferees. It's been districted and is online and is before the body. >> Delegate Boysko .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, members of the gallery, hb 1087 prohibits be a male delegating in commercial venues when there is an alternative and proven other method. The conference report was necessary because the Senate high jacketed the original bill that we sent out and fortunately, we were able to work it out, take all of their language out and put it back in its original position where we send it out unanimously. I worked with stakeholders, including the manufacturers, to make sure they felt comfortable with the legislation and I hope it's the pleasure of the body to pass the bill. >> Shall the conference report be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 93. Noes, 0. >> Ayes 93. Noes 0. The confer ence report is agreed to. >> And Page 28 under the categories of Senate bills in conference, Senate bill 562 for which the lead House conferee was Delegate Bell of Albemarle. Senate bill 562 at the bottom of Page 28, that is a bill relating to restitution, collection, criminal injuries, compensation fund, the conference report was agreed to by the conferees has been distributed, is available and is online and is before the body.
[Unknown]
Delegate Bell. >> This restores the bill to the House version with a technical amendment. The original amendment said the clerk shall redact certain confidential information. The clerk has made it clear to use the different forms, it would require them to keep it confidence. I would ask that accept the conference report. Shall the conference report be agreed to? Really. Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97. Noes 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes the 97, noes 0. >> Mr. Speaker, that completes the conference reports we have at this time. >> Mr. Speaker? >> Delegate Habeeb .
[Unknown]
Could we return to the morning hour for the purpose of an introduction. >> Mr. Speaker I apologize to our special guest, I think she had to live through those horrible jokes we just heard. But this is a special day for me to introduce a wonderful ambassador from back home from our region and state. Earlier this morning, this body adopted House resolution 177, honoring allison hart. If you will look in the back you will see miss hart in the back. She's the 2017-2018 miss wheelchair Virginia winner. She got to participate in the national championship in erie, pennsylvania. As you know, the mission of miss wheelchair pageant is to araise awareness of the disability community. She's an exemplary ambassador for this commonwealth. She attends Virginia western community college and trains regularly at Salem ymca, something I do not no, Mr. Speaker. She volunteers at fellowship community church and is known for her independence and motto. I thank this body for welcoming allison today and for agreeing to adopt House resolution 177. I hope we will give her a warm House welcome. [cheers and applause] >> Allison, thank you so much for being here what. A. What an honor to have you and to adopt the resolution. Great to have you. >> Clerk has certain announcements. He will announce those. Sorry. Delegate Ward. >> Mr. Speaker, I 'm not quite sure which hour we're in but I want to do a quick kind of a request.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, we've got a lot of new people here this year and many of them do not know that most of them are part of a majority caucus, a brave caucus, a strong caucus and they are the unbirthdayed caucus. As a self-appointed chair of the unbirthdayed caucus, I just want to explain to you who you are. All of you who do not have birthdays when we're in session, all of us who will never hear anyone say to us, happy birthday to you. No one will have cakes and cookies in our office, just congratulating us on our birthday. So Mr. Speaker, on this last day or getting close to it, I just want an opportunity for all of us, the majority caucus, who are unbirthdayed to please rise to your feet and let the rest of this chamber wish us a very happy birthday. [applause] >> And Mr. Speaker, I just want to add, in the back there is a cake. It's a -- [cheers] >> It's a beautiful cake. I don't know who brought it. I don't know. I believe that all of us who are unbirthdayed shall claim that cake at our birthday cake. Thank you so much, Mr. Speaker. >> Delegate Bell .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, could I -- I 'm trying to find the bill number. We had a bill a moment ago where we --
[Unknown]
562 on Page 28? >> Okay. Memorial, having voted on the prevailing side whereby we accepted the report for 1087 I would ask that we reconsider that vote on Page 23 so the patron can tell us what the conference report actually does.
[Unknown]
Delegate Bell moves that having voted on the prevailing side by which we adopted the conference report for hb 1087 on Page 23, we reconsider the vote. All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? That motion carries. Delegate from Albemarle, Delegate Bell .
[Unknown]
I would ask that this go by until we get back together later today.
[Unknown]
The motion is to take the conference report by -- I don't think ---- [no audio]
[Unknown]
The clerk has certain announcements. >> Yes, sir, Mr. Speaker. Push as the House prepares to reach the chairman, Delegate Marshall is going to have a committee meeting immediately upon the recess, I believe, in House room 3. >> Delegate Shenandoah. >> Mr. Speaker?
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Delegate from Danville. I'm sorry.
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I would ask all of the ac and r members to come down. We have one bill that has nothing to do with fish that will be in front of us.
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Delegate from Shenandoah .
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I move that the House stand in recess until 4:30 p.M. >> You want to talk about conference reports -- >> Speaking to the motion. >> The Delegate has the floor.
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Mr. Speaker, of course, as I mentioned yesterday, we have very little time left in the session to resolve legislation that's still pending. He would just encourage the members of the body to use the time in the interim to get your conference reports in the proper order, drafted, signed, negotiated, whatever you need to do. If if you have bills in conference, this is the not the time to go to the mall or whatever. >> Delegate Gilbert moves the House stand in recess until 4:30. All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed]
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Those opposed no? That motion carries. The House stands in recess until 4:30.
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Mr. Speaker, the -- we're in recess until 4:30. The democratic caucus is going to meet at 4:00 today prior to returning at 4:30. The republican caucus is going to meet at 4:15 prior to returning at 4:30.