03/10/2018 House Proceedings

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Index

HB1125—00:01:53
SB349—00:00:28
SB971—00:00:28
HB980—00:00:40
HB986—00:00:16
HB1000—00:01:46
HB1504—00:04:16
HB1539—00:14:59
SB371—00:00:22
SB512—00:01:16
SB856—00:01:34
SB149—00:00:40
HB129—00:00:52
HB1010—00:01:16
SB371—00:00:34
HB1297—00:01:04
Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)—00:00
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—01:31
Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)—00:06
Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)—00:12
Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)—00:18
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—03:18
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:42
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—00:36
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:06
Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)—00:24
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—01:12
Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)—00:30
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—02:48
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—00:24
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—01:30
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—01:06
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:42
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—01:00
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—01:30
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:42
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:24
Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)—00:18
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:06
Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)—00:30
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:00
Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)—00:36
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:00
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:12
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—00:12
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:18
Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)—00:12
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:00
Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)—00:00
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:54
Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)—00:18
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—00:30
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:06
Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)—00:00
Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)—00:12
Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)—00:54
Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)—00:18
Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)—00:54
Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)—00:00
Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)—00:48
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Minutes

Called to order at 9:00 a.m. by M. Kirkland Cox, Speaker

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

Prayer offered by The Honorable Delores L. McQuinn, the Delegate from Richmond City

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 James [portion] and Kory

Journal for Friday, March 9, 2018, approved by the Speaker

Senate Communication Received - more

CALENDAR

SENATE BILL READ THIRD TIMEUNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SB 996 - Passed (Y-95 N-0 A-0)

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE

SJ 224 - Agreed to
SJ 249 - Agreed to

COMMENDING RESOLUTION ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE

HR 210 - Agreed to

HOUSE BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTION IN CONFERENCE 

HB 220 - Passed by temporarilyHB 1125 - Conference Report agreed to (Y-95 N-0 A-0)HJ 118 - Conference Report agreed to (Y-95 N-0 A-0)

SENATE BILLS IN CONFERENCE

SB 349 - Conference Report agreed to (Y-96 N-0 A-0)SB 371 - Passed by temporarilySB 971 - Conference Report agreed to (Y-92 N-3 A-0)

Transcript

What follows is a transcript of this day’s session that was created as closed-captioning text, written in real time during the session. We have made an effort to automatically clean up the text, but it is far from perfect.

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[gavel]
Kirk Cox
The House will come to order. Members, please take your seats.
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Sargeant at arms.
Kirk Cox
The House is now in session. All persons not entitled to privileges of the floor please retire to the gallery.
Kirk Cox
The members will rise and be led in prayer by the hon arrestable de dolores l. Mcquinn, the Delegate from Richmond city, and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, led by the Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert .
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Let us pray. O gracious God and eternal father you are the giver of every good and perfect gift, we pause for a moment in this assembly to thank you for your grace, your love and your mercy toward us, every day. But telephone -- but especially during the 2018 session. We have witnessed your great ness and ways that we could -- in ways that we could never imagine. Many have weathered storms of life from illness to death, yet you have brought them through with the ability to find joy in the midst of pain and laugh when sorrow is all around them. Father I pray for all branch es of government, but especially for our governor, ralph Northam and our speaker Cox, grant them the wisdom of solemn, the patience of job and fortitude of jacob ob. For the general assembly May we work toward the common theme that enhances the quality of life for all virginians. As we spend time during this last day in this session, we thank you for old friendships rekindled and new relation ships that have been sparked. May each of us go to our various residences with a determination to constantly cultivate environments where people's lives are changed, remind us that we, as said in micah6, eight, to act justly, act mercy, walk humble before our God. Father, we thank you for all things, and this for, lord God, this prayer in your name, we pray, to your name be the glory, the honor and the praise, amen. >> Amen.
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[pledge of allegiance] >> If the members will answer the roll call by indicating their presence on the electronic voting board.
Kirk Cox
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a quorum is present.
[Unknown]
Pursuant to House rule three, I 've examined and approved the journal of the House of delegates for March nine, 2018. Motions or resolutions under rule 39 pursuant to rules 40 are now in order. The clerk shall announce the first morning hour order of business, including any clerk s' announcements and communications.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker I have no communications or announce ments at this time.
[Unknown]
The clerk shall announce the next order of business.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, the second morning hour order of business are requests to move legislation provided contested to the regular. There are no such requests. >> The clerk shall announce the next order of business. >> Third morning hour of station, led by for the day, there are no such requests.
[Unknown]
The clerk shall announce the next order of business. >> The fourth and final is recognition of member requests for points of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Delegates from Prince William, Delegate guzman. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker, I rise for a point of personal privilege. >> The Delegate has the floor
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I rise to the floor for women's history month and social work month. I wanted to recognize barbara mcgulsky, in honor of both. Barbara was born in 1936, and grew up in east baltimore as the daughter of a grocer. She graduated from mount saint agnes college in 1958 and earned a master's degree in social work from the university of maryland in 1965. Barbara started her career as a social worker, helping children and seniors. She entered into activism when accompanying against proposed highway plans that could have impacted two baltimore communities. She saved the city from becoming an intersection for the three major highways: ninety-five, 83, and 70. The city would not look the same if barbara could not be active in this struggle. In 1976, she won a seat in the u.S. House of of representatives, and in 1986, she became the first female democrat from maryland to win election to the Senate. She is the first woman to chair the Senate appropriations committee, and is currently the longest serving woman Senator. Mcgulsky has spent her career working on behalf of women's issues, been an outspoken advocate for women's rights, and introducing legislation to get breast and cervical cancer screenings and treatment for that, uninsured mcgulsky also advocated for legislation to protect children and supported the equal rights amendment. Currently, Mr. Speaker, the Virginia House of delegates has two members who are social web webbers, kathy tra n and myself. Our goal is to bring a new perspective to the Virginia House. Our experience brings light to the human side of issues concerning the law. Our background targets foster ing exclusivity, tackling health issues, confronting education issues, identifying ways to improve the workplace environment, as well as developing our work force. We believe that it is important that we focus on these topics in order to move Virginia forward. Lastly, Mr. Speaker, but not least important, I would like to ask that all my female ladies in the chamber at this time -- as the female clerk staff, I would like for them to be recognized, Mr. Speaker it's so important to do what we do. At least once a week, Mr. Speaker, I get messages and e-mails from others that let us know how we inspire other leader girls, that we make them believe to achieve anything they want. But often -- not often we talk about the sacrifices that we make. And because those are over looked. Leaving our children behind to change the world and inspire other women to do those things in their lives is not easy, Mr. Speaker. But it's necessary. The future is female power, and we are proud to be serving with each one of you. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
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Delegate from Scott, Delegate Kilgore. >> Mr. Speaker, point of personal privilege? >> The Delegate has the floor
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Mr. Speaker, last night was a great evening for southwest Virginia basketball first of all, the Wise central warriors, lady warriors, won their fourth title in five years. Coach dawson and the team did a great job in bringing the warriors to the title. A great game. They beat buffalo gap from Delegate landis' home district, so it was great game. And the highlight of the evening, Mr. Speaker, and a lot of the folks here, and I want to thank the Delegate from Richmond, jeff born, for getting a lot of our members in the game last night, was the gate city blue devils versus the r.E.Lehman and last night matt mcclung, the georgetown recruit, put on quite a show, had 47 points, ended his career is a -- with a 180 did you think -- 180 du nk with 25 seconds to go, he broke the title -- he's got 28801 points, which shattered the previous state record, he had over 1153 points for the year, which shattered the state record, and the 47 points he had last night broke j.J. Reddick's final record. So he was unbelievable. The team was unbelievable in the way they played defense and the way that they came -- just came to play, came ready to play. So Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate both the Wise central lady warriors and gate city blue devils and the headline on my paper this morning was hashtag swva strong! So thank you Mr. Speaker.
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[Unknown]
I have to say Delegate Kilgore, I 've coached basketball and watched basketball for 35 years. I've never seen that before. He is incredible. Both to the Wise central warriors, gate city blue devils, Delegate Bell, your group did a great job, but anybody playing that kid would have lost!
[Unknown]
Pursuant to House rule 30, the journal shall reflect the following members are away on pressing personal business or granted leave from the day's session, Delegate James and Delegate k ory.
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Does any member have any further announcements, introductions or motions? If not, the clerk will call the calendar.
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Calendar for today, Saturday, March 10, 2018, day 60 of the 2018 regular session of Virginia general assembly, first category for the House of delegates, Senate bill on third reading uncontested calendar, Senate bill reading, Page one, first up, only bill, Senate bill, 996, it is a bill to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia three sections of the code relating to animal shelters, administration of biological products, the bill was originally reported from the committee on agriculture and natural resources.
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Delegate from -- Virginia beach, dull gat Knight .
[Unknown]
Senate bill 996 by Senator Chafin is the same as House bill 424, which left this chamber 99-zero. This allows public animal shelters, the operator of such, to vaccinate animals. Mr. Speaker I move the House pass the bill.
Bob Purkey
The Delegate from Alexandria, Delegate Levine. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker, the gentleman is correct, this is identical to my bill, hb424,, I urge its passage, thank you
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This the -- shall the bill pass?
Kirk Cox
The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 95, nos, zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos, zero, the bill s. >> Turning to Page two of the printed calendar, the memorial resolutions category, memorial resolution s laid on the speaker's desk to be adopted are listed on the printed calendar, Page two. There are two.
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All those in favor of the memorial resolutions laid on the speaker's table shall rise.
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The motion is agreed to.
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Next category, commending resolution laid on the speaker's table, commending resolution, there is one, it is printed on Page two. >> Printed calendar.
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All those in favor of adopting the commending resolution laid on the speaker's table say aye, those opposed, no. That resolution is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, continuing with today's calendar, House bills and joint resolutions in conference, by way of context, there are 36 House bills, House joint resolution s in conference. We are expecting no reports on 13. We have three so far, which means we have outstanding, in this category, about 20 conference reports still. The first conference report presented is if we turn to Page five of the calendar, a conference report has been received for Delegate Morefield, House bill two 20, bill relating to local parks, waterway activities, liability, a conference report has been distributed, its received, it is before the body.
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Delegate from Tazewell, Delegate mooreford.
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-- Morefield .
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This was agreed to unanimously by the conferees, it releases certain civil liability from a locality that establishes such a system as hiking, biking, horseback riding, trails or owner of any property leased or licensed for such uses in the absence of gross negligence or willful mis conduct. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to to adopt the conference report.
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Shall the conference report be -- >> Mr. Speaker?
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Delegate from Salem, Delegate Habeeb. >> The gentleman yields?
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The gentleman yields. >> Is that the language dropped from Senator Marsden 's bill that did not report favorably? >> Mr. Speaker, to respond to the gentleman, I 'm under the impression this language was amended and added to Senator Chafin 's bill, which is similar to this bill. Both bills were conformed into the same conference reports, so I would respond to the gentleman that I am not familiar with the language that he is referring to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, can this go by temporarily.
[Unknown]
Delegate Habeeb moves that hb220, the conference report, go by temporarily, all in favor of that motion say aye, those opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. And that goes by temporarily.
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Mr. Speaker, within the same category, turning to Page seven of the printed calendar, -- I apologize, Page nine, a conference report has been received for Delegate landis' House bill 1125, House bill 1125, it is a bill related to teacher licensure and the reports presented, it is available on line, has been distributed and it before the body.
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Delegate from Augusta, Delegate landis.
Steve Landes
Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, members of the House , the conference report that I 'm going to ask you to accept for House bill 1125, then there's a Senate companion bill Senator peake has that we will get to later, the different that we had was related to the potential fiscal impact on both these bills that we did not know until late in the session. With the conference committee report and conference committee recommended substitute does isry move the two enactment clauses were at the end of legislation that dealt with reporting and analysis that the department of education believed would be too expensive at this point. So what we have done now is we do have two enactment clauses, one that deals with the licensure and making sure that the educational development programs that teachers must take would be 360 hours and allow the department to start that process since we are moving in license from five years to 10 years, then the second one simply is to allow us to get more information as we move through these changes with the teacher licensure and reciprocity that the department will be working on if this legislation is signed by the governor, would allow for both the education committees in the House and Senate and the Senate finance and House appropriations committees to receive information as we go through this process. So that if there is a fiscal impact going forward, they would be able to report to us that for the future. So Mr. Speaker, I would ask the members to accept the conference committee report for House bill 1125. >> Shall the conference report be adopted?
Kirk Cox
The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 95, nos, zero.
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Ayes 95, nos, zero. The conference report is adopted.
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Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 14, a conference report received for House joint resolution 118, patroned by Delegate Bell of alb Albemarle, hjr118 requests the department of social services to study regulation of independent living communities, conference report has been presented, it has been distributed, it is available online and before the body.
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Delegate from Albemarle, Delegate Bell .
Rob Bell
Mr. Speaker, the House, the Delegate added the language, the conference determined they could do this I hope the House pass the resolution. >> Shall the conference report be adopted.
Rob Bell
The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 95, nos, zero.
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Ayes 95, nos, zero, the conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Next category, Senate bills in conference. By way of information, there are 14 Senate bills in conference. We are expecting no reports on three. We have two here to work through in this category, which means there are about nine outstanding.
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So just by way of context text. Page 15 of the printed calendar, Senate bills in conference, conference report has been received for Senate bill 349, the lead conferee for the House is gel dat land is, the bottom of Page 15, Senate bill 349 is a bill related to teacher licensure, conference report has been presented, veil online, distributed, and is before the body. >> Delegate from Augusta, Delegate landis. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, members of the House , this is the bill I referred to a moment ago that is identical to House bill 1125, and has the conference report recommended. I neglected to say that everything else that had been a compromise and we worked on for teacher licensure, and to deal with the teacher shortage issue, is included in both. So Mr. Speaker, I would ask the House to agree to the conference committee report.
Steve Landes
Shall the conference report be adopted?
Kirk Cox
The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 96, nos, zero.
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Ayes 96, noses noz -- noadz noadz -- nos, zero, the conference report is adopted.
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Turning to Page 16 of the printed calendar, Page, a conference report has been received for Senate bill 371, the lead conferee, Delegate Marshall, part of the House Senate bill 371, top of Page 16 of the printed calendar. It is a bill relating to recreational facilities, regulation of activities, liability of localities, conference report was presented, is available on line, available, and distributed before the body. >> Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Delegate from Franklin, Delegate Poindexter .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker. Could this bill go by temporarily.
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Delegate point deer moves that 367 go by temporarily, all those that approve say aye, those opposed, no. That motion carries, sb371 goes by temporarily.
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Turning to Page 17, contents ference bill, 791, conferee is Delegate O'Quinn, 971, bottom of Page 17, conference report, it is a bill to direct the department of transportation board to study financing options for interstate 81 corridor improvement report, the conference report has been presented, available online, distributed and is before the body.
[Unknown]
Delegate from Washington, Delegate O'Quinn .
Israel O'Quinn
Thank you Mr. Speaker, sen Senate bill 971, conference report, has language that directs vdot to assess the potential economic impact on manufacturing, logistics companies as it would relate to the discussion ole iting only heavy commercial trucks. I move that we adopt the conference report. >> Shall the conference report be adopted?
[Unknown]
The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 92, nos three.
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Ayes 92, nos three, the conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, going back to several of the conference reports that had gone by temporarily, I 'll try again, Page five of the printed calendar -- it's not here.
[Unknown]
Never mind. >>
[Unknown]
The House will be at ease.
[Unknown]
[House at ease] >> [gashle pounding] [gavel pounding] the clerk will continue to call the calendar on conference reports. Turning to Page 3 of today's calendar, Page, Delegate Landes ' House bill 3, we received a conference report. It's been presented. It's available online. It's been districted. It's before the body. It's a bill de.
[Unknown]
I'm going to ask the House to accept the conference report for House bill 3. This legislation was put into conference because there was a question about the potential conflict between legislation that Senator Dunnavant and Delegate Jones. We've resolved the issue by making sure those bills are in alignment. This deals with dual enrollment, making sure that we have a standard and that the classes will transfer from high school to institutions of higher learning. And everyone is in agreement. I would ask the House to accept the conference committee reporting. >> Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 99. Noes 0. >> Ayes 99. Noes 0. The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 5, conference report had gone by temporarily, House bill 220. A bill to amend and reenact 15.2-1806 and 15.2-1809.1 of the code of Virginia relating to local parks; waterway activities; liability. Conference report adopted by Senate. >> Delegate Morefield .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the body, I ask to reject the conference report.
[Unknown]
Shall the conference report be adopted?
Kirk Cox
Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 1. Noes 98. >> Conference report is rejected. Delegate Morefield .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I have a request.
[Unknown]
Delegate May state it. >> Mr. Speaker, I request that you appoint a second committee of conference on the originally engrossed legislation.
[Unknown]
Delegate Morefield moves that -- moves for a second committee of conference on hb 220. All of those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no?
[Unknown]
That motion carries. Clerk will report the next set of conferees. >> Mr. Speaker, appointees for House bill 220 for the second committee of conference delegates Morefield, Marshall and Aird. For House bill 220, the second committee on conference, Morefield, with Delegate Marshall and Aird. Mr. Speaker, assuming that -- assuming that the Senate agrees to appoint a second committee of conference. >> Yes.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 6, continuing with House bills in conference we've received a conference report for House bill 762, patroned by Delegate Jones, Page 6, House bill 762. A bill for the relief of daniel. >> Reporter: Williams. Eric wilson and tice. >> Delegate Jones .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House, I would like to take a couple moments on this conference report if I can. This is probably one of the most -- travesty probably doesn't befit the injustice imparted on these four individuals. I want to thank first Senator Norment for his working with on me. As you recall, when I explained on the floor what occurred, there were four individuals that -- one confessed. It led to a series of four individuals being convicted. But the police knew they had the right person soon after people confessed. It became before then-governor kaine for a pardon. It was misrepresented to the governor where these men were as far as being pardoned. We went outside of our normal way of doing compensation. So the concern was that we need to make a narrow exception as to how you would go outside if someone is serving time being out but being on the sex offender list how they would get additional compensation, what occurred, these gentlemen had to stay within a certain area, how to register. They were injured arfar as getting a josh. If you look on lines 2, 14 and -- through the end of the next Page, it sets very specifically when you can go outside of what we have established as a body for compensation. I would ask that we would accept the conference report and I thank the body for their indulgence in the explanation.
Kirk Cox
Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 97. Be a -- ayes 97, noes 0, abstentions 2.
[Unknown]
The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Continuing on, conference report has been received on Delegate Jones ' h.B. 767. A bill to amend and reenact 24.2-309.2 of the code of Virginia, relating to prohibiting election precinct changes for specified period of time.
Kirk Cox
Delegate Jones. >> Mr. Speaker, conference report rejects the Senate amendment -- or substitute, it simply stated freezes precincts at the local level of February of 2019 to be able to participate in the census bureau when they do their population census every ten years. I would ask that we accept the conference report. >> Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99. Noes 0. >> Ayes 99. Noes 0. The conference report is adopted. >> Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 7, conference report has been received for House bill 986. Patroned by Delegate Gilbert. A bill to amend and reenact 63.2-900 and 63.2-1208 of the code of Virginia, relating to foster care and adoption; disclosure of information prior to placement. The conference report is available online and has been distributed to the body.
[Unknown]
Delegate Gilbert .
[Unknown]
This bill involves social services, facing a child with an adoptive family and not advising them that this child had perpetrated acts on other children, he subsequently all of their children and grandchildren and the entire family is in therapy. This is not a situation that could ever be allowed 0 occur again. The House version was agreed to -- I had originally put in the legislation advises the family if the child had been a victim or a perpetrator of sexual assault. The House thought it was best -- and I agree at this point that not hanging that around a child who is simply a victim May have been a bridge too far but we want the families in these situations advised of the perpetrator. The Senate cleaned up the language but what they ended up doing was making it so ambiguous it probably took it back to where I originally had it. This just ensures their cleanup language includes the language of the perpetrator and I move the conference report.
Kirk Cox
Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 98. Noes 0. >> Ayes 98. Noes zero.
[Unknown]
The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 8, conference report has ban -- Delegate Gilbert 's bill. 1000. A bill to permit school boards to employ certain individuals under certain conditions. >> The Delegate from Shenandoah. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. You May recall there was a case that came down from the supreme court of Virginia which affected a number of people who were hired by local school systems around Virginia who were hired with the full knowledge they had convictions and certain felonies and this was the case in many jurisdictions in the commonwealth. Because of the supreme court case, many who worked in the varying capacities were either formed to lose their job or are working there with an uncertain future. This bill simply puts us in a pot chur posture -- and by the way, the interesting thing about this aspect of law, if you are convicted of a felony after you are working for a school system, this expressly putting the people affected and only the finite group of people affected by this, it's merely an act of forgiveness on the part of the governor. If they go through the process, that they are eligible for rehired or remained with the school system. Mr. Speaker, I think this is a gad resolution for this universe of -- finite universe of people who were affected and I move the adoption of the conference report. >> Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 97. Noes 2. >> Ayes 97. Noes 2. The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 11 of today's calendar, conference report has been received for Delegate Cline. House bill 1504. Page 11. 1504. A bill relating to virtual Virginia enrollment, conference report has been presented, it's available online. It's been distributed and it's before the body.
[Unknown]
Delegate Bulova. >> I'm. I'm sorry. Delegate Cline. Looking the the board.
Ben Cline
Speaking to the conference report. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this bill clarifies that home school students can access virtual Virginia. It's very important to home schooled students in rural areas, like mine, and would ensure that they can either participate by enrolling in the school division, go for free, use it for free and count towards the school divisions adm or remain outside of the school system and pay tuition. That's current policy. But it clarifies that the school division cannot double dip by counting them against the adm, receiving the money, and then charging tuition. So it's a clarification bill. But it's important to access for this program and I would ask you to adopt the conference report.
[Unknown]
Delegate Bulova. >> Thank you. Speaking to the conference report.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And members of the House, I guess the concern with this -- I would draw to your attention, the underlying bill, dealing with access to virtual Virginia. And the issue here is resources and making sure that our public high school students have access to these programs. Now, nothing against home school students but this is first affidavit foremost about making sure our public high school students have access to these programs. We had a bill here earlier in the year that would simply expand this to public middle school students and it was decided that we didn't have the resources to do that. I think our concern is by putting beth public high school students and home school students in here at the same time, that ultimately, you have the potential to bump public high school students from the very, very important program. For that reason, I hope we don't accept the report. >> Delegates to toscana. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Will the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the Delegate yield? >> I yield.
[Unknown]
Delegate yields.
David Toscano
I would ask the Delegate in light of the fact that we just rejected a report because it had Senate in it why should we accept this conference report because it contain -- it is the Senate amendment that we rejected not once on the floor of the House but twice on the floor of the House ?
Ben Cline
Mr. Speaker, I would say that I 've had some conversations with some members about this issue clarifying that the Delegate from Fairfax 's description of the program is what is currently happening. Currently, home schooled students are access virtual Virginia. They are not crowding out public school students. It's available for both home school and public school students, those that wish to use it. Once -- I 'm hopeful that after those conversations we'll see a different result. >> Mr. Speaker, speaking to the bill?
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor.
David Toscano
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this things come at us really quickly toward the end of session and we have to be careful what we're doing here. And I think I would like to point out for you that when the language of this conference report came to us -- I don't know when it was -- the Delegate asked us to accept the Senate substitute and we rejected that. Now -- and then there was a motion reconsidered -- and we rejected that. So there must have been a good reason why we had decided to reject the language that we have right in front of our face right now and in light of the fact that we just rejected the language of the Delegate -- Delegate more field's bill based primarily on the same ration familiar, you -- rationale, you should think fairly about this of conference. Of -- about this conference bill. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Against the conference report. >> Delegate Webert .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the conference report.
Michael Webert
The Delegate has the floor. >> I just would like to say that in regard to the Delegate from Tazewell. His language got put into the bill during conference. This is just language we put -- that was put on the bill that we rejected so it could go to conference and be be renegotiated. It's already ladies and gentlemen attached to the original bill. That's a distinct difference. The other thing, in regards to the home schooled students and public school students that are going to utilize vir of ual -- virtual Virginia, all of them pay taxes and should be entitled toed program. >> Delegate guzman.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the bill. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
I just want to the remind members. House when this bill left the House, it was amended that it was free of tuition and that's how it left the House. It came back from the Senate saying that everybody has to pay tuition. And now we have to be careful because we don't want to be known as people that we don't want to provide resources to home schoolers and that's not correct. This program is available right now. Available for home schoolers, available for private schoolers and public schoolers. Mr. Speaker, I don't believe this bill is necessary. >> Shall the conference report be agreed to?
Kirk Cox
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 45. Noes 46.
[Unknown]
Ayes 45. Noes 46. The conference report is not agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, remaining on Page 11 of the calendar today, Delegate Hugo 's House bill relating to mass transit in the commonwealth. >> Delegate Hugo .
Tim Hugo
I want to appreciate the effort of the conferees, debt sully haven't, -- Delegate Sullivan. Metro is a critical infrastructure for northern Virginia and the entire commonwealth. With passage of the bill this week, this week in this chamber and with that I want to acknowledge the efforts of the chairman of appropriations, the bill that he passed on that, threes two bills combined will provide 144 million renewable moneys to metro. It will provide 15 million to vre, Virginia rail express and 7.85 million to prtc. One of the things when we brought the bill, we said we would not raise taxes and go into other people's areas. This has been accomplished by redirecting other sources to metro. But in this bill there's no new taxes. As important to the funding of metro are the reforms. Metro has long been plagued by excessive cost in escalating budgets. Reforms in this bill seek to rein in the cost and do a fiscal responsibility that's been sorely lacking over the years. A number of things here, Mr. Speaker, pertaining to the reforms, provision requiring the operating system of metro cannot increase more than 3% annually. At times they've been at 9% and 10%. If metro -- if the operating assistance increases by more than 3% then 35% shall be withfeld of funding. There would be a capital improvement plan, stipulating that only board members May take action. Not their alternates. There's a 20% penalty if the alternates appear at the board meetings. It establish that the commission report to the governor and the general assembly on the financial performance of bus, strategies to reduce costs and measures to improve overall safety. One of the things from my Prince William colleagues, there was a question of the grand tours tax. That grand tours tax money for Prince William, that portion will stay in Prince William. That was -- I know. Apologize. That was an amendment that came last night. That portion that was Prince William 's money will stay in Prince William 's as long as it's used for transportation purposes. So we have that. We have also in there, this bill does not go into effect if maryland and the district do not come up with additional moneys and I hope it will be the will of the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Delegate Sullivan. >> Speaking to the conference report.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, Delegate Hugo did a nice job describing the bill and like him, I want to thank him and Delegate Peace for doing a terrific job as well as our colleagues down the Hall. I just want to remind people of two things. One, this bill will set the bar to dc that they have to step up and do their part. And if they don't, the bill has triggers in it, so we will not be doing our share. What this says is that Virginia is leading the way and they need to step up. Secondly, I just want to make this point, whether -- you -- whether you have a metro stop in your area or not, it's a crucial piece of transportation infrastructure to everyone in the commonwealth, just like our airports and our port. Everyone in this room and every constiff went represented in the room has a stake. This bill is an important part of funding it in the future. I urge agreeing vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. >> Delegate LaRock .
[Unknown]
Question for the patron, Mr. Speaker. >> Will the Delegate from Fairfax yield for a question? >> Mr. Speaker, I yield.
[Unknown]
Delegate yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Dave LaRock
I think the two components of this that will -- that will potentially impact loudon county, I would ask the patron, what percentage of moneys are being redirected to be -- to become dedicated transit funding for the metro system.
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, I would tell the gentleman that 20 million from mbta goes to the cap tam, are also for 27.2 million and the localities. In addition the grand tours, not Prince William, there will be about 44 million. Mr. Speaker, I would also say one of the things that ctb has done within the last year is a reverted -- mbta was going to have to pick up the $300 million project in northern Virginia that benefits the whole region. It was the number one congestion project within the commonwealth. That money now is being paid by the -- outside of the 66 beltway project. So mbta did not have to pay that money to build that project and upgrade that interchange. So mbta has that -- there's about 500 million worth of projects across the northern Virginia region that are going to be funded. So mbta got a $330 plus-up this year when the money was intended to spend didn't have to be done. That's why we -- everybody -- and there is a lot. Everybody is pitching in a little bit on this. Again, it was accomplished to not raise taxes on our constituents anymore.
[Unknown]
Follow-up question, Mr. Speaker? >> Will the Delegate yield for another yes. >> Yes.
[Unknown]
Delegate fields.
Dave LaRock
Interested in utilizing existing tax streams efficiently and wisely, did you know the funding for the metro projects that been contributed by loudon county up until now has been proportioned to loudon based on the amount of funding formula. So I ask the patron will that -- will the funding that is established by 1539 reflect that same funding formula which is basically a formula that's a ratio of a variety of things, including a number of stations, ridership and things which are reflect live of the amount of the system which is in loudon county and the level of use. Will this funding formula take that percentage of use and percentage of the system which is in loudon county into consideration and is this funding -- funding reflective of that same use ratio?
Tim Hugo
I would say to the gentleman that the numbers that I loued out with the moneys coming out will be static numbers. I will check with you later to find out how that would impact. But the moneys come out of mbta and other reverses in northern Virginia and then again the gentleman from Suffolk brought legislation earlier in the week that brings the other moneys to metro vre and prtc. So you are asking -- there May be some changes, there May be lessoning of the money, some of the moneys, yes. But loudon is getting a huge and deer deservedly that goes out to the airport and beyond.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill. >> The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Dave LaRock
Briefly, I would say that -- while it's difficult to analyze a 25-Page substitute in the few minutes -- well, the short time it's been posted, I would say that the answers, although they were rather lengthy, I believe the answers really make it clear that loudon county is going to pay a very disproportionate share of the system, so perhaps that's a concern of the minority of delegates here who represent loudon county. It's a big, big hit for loudon county. Loudon county neilds roads. Road -- needs roads. I appreciate that the metro system is owned by the commonwealth but the commonwealth isn't funding the metro system through this bill. It's the few localities that are served by the metro and the funding is not reflective of the amount of use. So to the delegates from loudon county, you May want to take that into consideration. Unfortunately, we're a minority. I believe -- I believe if this passes we'll be affected. Thank you. >> Delegate from Prince William .
[Unknown]
Would the patron resume the floor for a question? >> Will the Delegate yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
[Unknown]
Delegate yields. >> Thank you. We had had a request from the prince Williams and they said funds generated are not going to amata. Could the Delegate just address that. >> I would be happy to --
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Delegate from -- there is the point I was making about the grand tours tax. There was a question about that. All of the grand tax was going, the amount put in last night. We discussed it with the Senator from Fairfax, Senator Barker, would say that those moneys that those grand tours tax moneys generated in Prince William, Manassas park will stay in the jurisdictions. And if the money -- if the money is spent on transportation projects.
[Unknown]
And one followup. >> I yield.
[Unknown]
So the second part they asked was -- what we were just talking about here, it seems that especially with the $3million, dealing with the 66/28 interchange, that coming from the project in and of itself, it seems that in net, in aggregate, the mbta is not going to take a substantial, you know, major hit on this thing I was hoping that the Delegate from Fairfax could speak to that. >> I mean --
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker. Mbta, some of these moneys come out of mbta. No doubt about that. But point I was trying to make but because of the money picked up because of the I -66 project, I think they are in a good -- I 'm a member of mbta. I'm on the board. I think mbta remains in a good position to provide good commonsense advise and funding on many road projects within the northern Virginia region. >> Thank you.
[Unknown]
Delegate Cole .
[Unknown]
Would the patron yield for a question? >> Will the Delegate from Fairfax yield for another question?
Mark Cole
Be delighted. >> Mr. Speaker, you know, I heard rumors earlier that due to several localities that are in prtc and vre that are not serviced by metro, there were concerns that funds were going to be rated from the vre tax, which, again, was affected by the gentleman from Suffolk 's legislation, establishing a floor. And I just want to condition firm that none of the vre funds are going to be basically redistributed, that nothing is changing as far as the formula for vre and the localities that participate in it.
Tim Hugo
In response to the gentleman, to the Delegate from safford, let me say, vre -- vre's 4.8 million to vre new moneys based on formula. Based on form ma law. Prtc, vre also gets 10.15 based on formula. 7.85 to prtc jurisdiction based on formula. >> Follow-up question. >> Delegate yield for another question? >> Indeed. >> Delegate yields.
[Unknown]
I think thank the gentleman for sharing figures and not answering my question. I renew my question, does any of the existing formulas as far as the localities that participate in vre, those funds are distributed by a current formula regardless of the level of money collected, are any of those formulas changing. >> Mr. Speaker, I was attempting to answer the best of my limited abilities, obviously, and the numbers I was given were the additional moneys. What I was attempting to convey, we're not changing the formulas.
Kirk Cox
Thank you. >> Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 93. Noes, 1. >> Ayes 93. Noes 1. The conference report is adopted. Push
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to pang 12, a conference report has been received for Delegate Byron 's, Page 12, conference report has been received for House bill 1583. H.B. 1583. A bill to amend the code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 2.2-205.2, relating to the commonwealth broadband it's been distributed and is available online. That conference report is before the body.
Kathy Byron
Delegate Byron. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, House bill 1583 was the bill that established the broadband chiefarder within the secretary of commerce and trade. The conference report rejected the second amendments and accepts a technical amendment as the engrossed bill that passed out of the House 100-0 relating to the go Virginia board and removed the clause and I hope it will be the pleasure of the House to pass the conference report.
[Unknown]
Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 97. Noes 0. >> Ayes 97. Noes 0. The conference report is adopted. >> Mr. Speaker, returning to Page 2, conference report has been received for Delegate Wilt 's House bill 1, House bill 1 on Page 2. A bill relating to scholastic records information. A conference report has been presented. It's available online. It's been distributed, edited and is before the body. >> Debt Wilt. >> I Delegate Wilt .
[Unknown]
I ask the conference report go by temporarily. >> All those in favor say aye? [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? That motion carries. And that conference all right goes by temporarily.
[Unknown]
Moving over to Senate conference reports, they begin on Page 14, if we turn to Page 15, Mr. Speaker, conference report has been received for Senate bill 343. The lead conferee is Landes. A bill to amend and reenact 22.1-296.1 of the code of Virginia, relating to school boards; employment of certain individuals. >> This is identical to the bill I explained earlier regarding the people who were affected by the supreme court case and their employment with the school system and I move that the conference report be adopted.
Todd Gilbert
Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 95. Noes, 2. >> Ayes 95. Noes 2. The conference report is adopted. >> Turning --
[Unknown]
The Delegate from hen rye Henrico. >> Mr. Speaker, I request we move to the first morning hour for an introduction.
[Unknown]
Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. With us today I am welcoming faculty from randolph macon college. It was founded in 1830 and is in Delegate Fowler 's district and I thank him for letting me to this introduction. I would normally be with my faculty members talking about the importance of the liberal arts education, but I 'm very glad they are here with me today. Let's give them a warm House welcome. [applause] >> House would like to welcome the faculty from randolph macon to the capitol. Clerk will proceed.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 16, conference report has been received for Senate bill 371. >> No, no. No. That's an existing request. I'm sorry.
[Unknown]
The House will be at ease.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I apologize. On Page 16, the Senate has insisted on its substitute and requested a second committee of conference on sb 371.
[Unknown]
Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> A communication from the Senate. The Senate has insisted on its substitute and has requested a a substitute.
[Unknown]
I move that the House exceed to that request.
[Unknown]
All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no?
[Unknown]
That motion is agreed the -- abreed to.
[Unknown]
The speaker appoints for Senate bill 371, delegates Marshall, Poindexter and Heretick, for sb 371. Mr. Speaker, remaining on Page 16, we have received a conference report on Senate bill 512. It relates to the freedom information act, scholastic records and student e-mail addresses. The conference report has been distributed and is available online and is before the body. >> Delegate Wilt .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the how if you will indulge me to give aback store, this is -- a back story, this is dealing with our students' most private information. There were two bills. House bill 1. Senate bill 512. As we've gone through the processes, the two bills went through the respective bodies and obviously they were put in a posture and would go to committee. But through the committee process it was determined, you know, in agreement from both sides that probably the best way forward would be to separate them both back out. That's what we've done. So before you -- as the -- so before you is the Senate bill 512. Part of that information, if you will remember, in House bill 1, it was a student's address, e-mail's dresses and cell phone numbers. And the Senator didn't have that. That's been included. And he also added some -- a little bit more strict language at the end of the bill. The bill is still in the foya section of the code, as the body will remember, House bill 1 is in the student records section of the code and so I think what we're doing, you know, if we're all in agreement to protect those most intimate pieces of information, both bills are a positive way forward and I move we accept the conference of committee report. >> Delegate Bulova. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the conference report. >> The Delegate has the floor. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I hope we will all support the conference report. I think it strikes a very responsible balance, as debt Wilt said, between making sure we protect very sensitive information while also ensuring that our educational institutions are able to share that information internally. This bill does that. It has an opt-out, which our schools are already able to do, and most of them already do but it does require a opt-in for information if they are going to release e-mail, telephone and personal address. Again, while still making sure that schools can communicate internally. I would encourages you to vote yes on the conference report.
Kirk Cox
Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 95. Noes 3.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95. Noes 3. The conference report is adopted. Remaining on Page 16, conference report has been received for Senate bill 772. Sb 772. A bill for the relief of danial j Williams, joseph jesse dick, jr., eric cameron wilson and derek elliott tice.
[Unknown]
Delegate Jones .
Chris Jones
I want to thank Senator Surovell for his help and thank the Senator and ask the conference report be adopted. >> Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, noes 0, abstentions 2. The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, on Page 17, Page 17, conference report is received for sb 856, relating to mass transit in the commonwealth. Conference report has been distributed, is available online and is before the body.
[Unknown]
Delegate Hugo. >> Senate bill 856 is identical to what we just passed here, 93-1, my deal dealing with metro. I appreciate all of the questions from my colleagues. So this -- this is an identical legislation that passed 93-1. Hope we would adopt the bill.
Tim Hugo
Delegate LaRock. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. A question that I didn't think to ask the first time around of the patron. I would like to ask the patron to -- >> Will the Delegate yield for a question? >> I yield.
[Unknown]
Delegate yields. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My understanding is there's pretty clear communication that passage of the bills and rechanneling of these moneys will have a negative impact on the mbta bond rating. Is that a concern that has been considered by the patron or the representative of the patron? >> Mr. Speaker, I say in response one of the things we did, that was a question that we addressed and we took very seriously as we went through this process. We had serious discussions with the deputy secretary of transportation. The secretary of transportation, and the former secretary of transportation who is now secretary of finance. They indicated that to their best that that is not a problem. They did not share that concern. But to be clear, they did make sure they wanted to address that question, they wanted to mike sure they had the answers. So they vetted it thoroughly. >> Mr. Speaker, followup?
Tim Hugo
Delegate yield for another question? >> Be delighted.
Dave LaRock
Delegate yields. >> Mr. Speaker, has that same positive response, positive meaning reflecting that there would not be an impact, is that consistent with the opinion of the marty, Head of the mbta?
[Unknown]
I've not spoken to supervisor marty, who is the chairman of mbta. But I think you will see one of the things we're trying to make sure if the court finds any reallocation of existing revenue invalid, amendments of the section of the code revert to what it was. There is a backup just in case. We vetted this with the secretary of transportation and the secretary of finance.
Kirk Cox
Thank you. >> Shall the conference report be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 96. Noes 1. >> Ayes 96. Noes 1. The conference report is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker going to Page 18 of the calendar, conference report has been received from -- Senator 983, the lead conferee, which is Delegate Cole, Page 18, it's a bill relating to redirecting of local election districts requirements for precincts, precinct change prohibited for a certain period of time. Conference report has been presented, it's available online and is before the body. That's sb 983 on Page 18. >> Delegate from Suffolk, Delegate Jones .
Kirk Cox
Senate bill 983 is identical to House bill 767 which we just passed a few minutes ago. I would ask that we would accept the conference report. >> Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll.
Chris Jones
Ayes 99. Noes 0.
Chris Jones
Ayes 99, noes 0. The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 5, Page 5, House bills -- with conference reports, House bill 220, patroned by Delegate Morefield, we appointed a second committee of conference. They have completed their work and so of -- the second committee of conference report is before the body for hb 220 which is a bill relating to local parks, waterway activities. The conference report has been distributed, it's available and is before the body. >> Delegate Morefield .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, I 'm absolutelied that the gentleman from absolutely -- I 'm absolute little thrilled that the gentleman from Salem is somewhat okay. But before you have 220, which was a bill that would release the locality from certain civil lie bills that created a trail system, a system for hiking, biking, horseback riding trails or the opener of any property leased or licensed for such uses in the absence of gross negligence or willful meaning. The only difference in this conference report, we've also included language that states nothing contained in the subsection shall be construed to interfere with the use and enjoyment of priest property. With that being said, I would hope we would accept the conference report. >> Delegate Habeeb .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I apologize. Will the Delegate yield for a question? >> I yield. >> Delegate yields.
[Unknown]
What I heard him say, the only difference between this conference report and the last one, nothing would be construed with ent fearing property rights. That was in the last report. >> Tark. >> Speaking to the bill?
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Very briefly -- I appreciate the gentleman working on this. This is a bill with a local bunch of courts related implications that didn't go through the courts committee but the language that was put on here did go through. I appreciate the gentleman working on that. There is one issue in this bill that some people could be interpreted to allow the government to main access to private property. I encourage everybody to look at the language closely. But with that, the concern that we took by for the day and the concern that caused the Senator 's bill to die earlier, I think it's out of this conference report now based on the gentleman 'representation. >> Shall the conference report be agreed to? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 80. Noes 15. >> Ayes 80. Noes 15. The kef preps report is -- the conference report is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, back to the category of Senate bills in conference., Page 14, conference report has been received for sb 149. Lead conferee which is Delegate Gilbert. It's a bill relating to smoking in outdoor amphitheater or concert venue. Penalty.
[Unknown]
Delegate Gilbert. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members of the body, this bill -- this bill went through some discussion in general laws that led a re-enactment clause to be placed on the bill. So the people can weigh in and we can go forward next year with trying to draft it in a way that's more acceptable to a number of people on both sides of the capitol. I move the adoption of the conference report. >> Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 79. Noes 17.
[Unknown]
Ayes 79. Noes 17.
[Unknown]
The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, returning to the category of House bills in conference, returning to Page 2, Page 2 of the printed calendar, conference report is received for Delegate Wilt 's House bill 1. House bill 1 is a bill relating to scholastic record, directory information.
[Unknown]
Delegate Wilt. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, as I presented earlier on Senate bill 512, House bill 1 also deals with that most intimate information for our students and, again, as I mentioned, the -- the conference committee felt best to separate the bills, put them back separately and we also -- we added clarifying language in House bill 1 to, you know, clarify who would ask the for the information and give the information. Mr. Speaker, I was remiss the first time when I spoke -- and I want to do it now -- I want to give a special thanks to the conferees and the staff for their hard work. This is a back-and-for back-and-forth process even to this late hour. I aprior their efforts. Ef -- appreciate their efforts. The difference is House bill 1 is drawn to the student information section of the code. The reason being, Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, is still -- and rightfully so, Senate bill bill 512 keeps that information from being made available through foya. What House bill 1 does it makes it -- one has to give permission for that information to be given out in any ways. It can't be given out unless a parent or guardian gives permission or the student in the higher education gives that information. I move the conference report.
[Unknown]
Delegate Toscano. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Will you yield for a question? >> I yield.
[Unknown]
I would ask the Delegate to summarize one more time what information the student opts out of providing, sus versus what information the student has to opt in to provide. >> I would say to the gentleman, they opt in to give to -- to make available their address, their e-mails, or their cell numbers. All of the other information that's opt out, which is current process, Mr. Speaker I apologize. It's a lot of the other information, the color of your eyes and your height and the position that you play on the football or basketball court., a myriad of other information that would still -- you know, that's are readily available.
Tony Wilt
I thank the Delegate. >> Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 96, noes 2. >> Ayes 96. Noes 2. The conference report is adopted. Clerk will proceed to the supplemental -- >> Mr. Speaker?
[Unknown]
Delegate Rasoul. Okay. Delegate Marshall .
[Unknown]
Having voted on the prevailing side and accepted the amendments for House bill 220, I would like to reconsider that vote. >> Could the Delegate tell us what Page ? >> Page 5. >> I'm sorry. Page 5. >> Delegate Marshall moves that having voted on the prevailing side the House reconsider the vote by which it adopted the conference report on hb 220. All of those in favor of the motion say aye. [ayes expressed]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no? >> No.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. It's reconsidered.
[Unknown]
I move that the bill go by temporarily. >> Delegate Marshall moves that House bill 220 go by temporarily. All those in favor say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no? No.
[Unknown]
Hb 220 goes by temporarily.
[Unknown]
We're processing two more conference reports and getting them ready. However, we have the supplemental calendars and, therefore, number 1, supplemental calendar number 1 for Saturday, March 10th, there are two bills, two Senate bills are recommendations by the governor. First up, Page 1 of supplemental calendar number one is sb 698. It is an act relating to erosion and setment control, inspections natural gas pipelines, stop work constructions. Emergency. Bill passed the Senate and passed the House. Went to the -- went to the governor. The governor offered his recommend and is which are online -- recommendations and are online.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 698, passed 98-0. The bill authorizes the inspections of land disturbing activities specifically with regards to erosion and sediment control. The governor's recommendation as an emergency clause as these projects are underway. I would move we accept the governor's recommendation. >> Shall the governor's recommendation be adopted?
Sam Rasoul
Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes, 97. Noes 0. >> The governor's recommendation is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker -- Mr. Speaker, continuing with, number 2, the second bill on the supplemental is Senate bill 699. It's an act relating to storm water management, inspection, natural gas pipeline, stop work construction emergency. Senate bill passed the Senate February 6th. Passed the House with amendments. Went for the governor for his review. He offered his recommendations and the recommendations are online and before the body.
[Unknown]
Delegate Rasoul. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 699 similar to 698 authorizes inspections of land disturbing activities but this is with regards to storm water management. The governor, again, added the emergency clause as these projects are currently underway. I move we accept the governor's recommendation.
Kirk Cox
Shall the governor's recommendations be adopted? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 9. -- is 91. Noes 6. >> The governor's recommendations are adopted.
[Unknown]
That completes supplemental calendar number one. >> House will be at ease.
Kirk Cox
House will come to order. Clerk will proceed with the conference reports. >> Mr. Speaker, the final six conference reports that have been outstanding have been submitted. [cheers]
[Unknown]
We begin to work through those on Page 4, Page 4 of the printed calendar. Conference report has been received from Delegate Yancey. Page 4, 129. Delegate Yancey 's 129 is a bill relating to worker re -- retraining tax credit. Manufacturing structures for students.
[Unknown]
The Senate recommended that they lift their embargo language on the enactment clause and that they have agreed to engross the bill and pass the House. I move we accept the conference report. >> Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes, 97. Noes 0. >> Ayes 97, noes 0. The conference report is adopted. >> Metal detector, turning
[Unknown]
-- Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 5, House bill 220, patroned by Delegate Morefield. House bill 220 is a bill relating to waterway activities, liability. We have a second committee of conference. It's been distributed and is before the body. >> Mr. Speaker, members of the House, the previous conference report that we voted on legalized cannabis in Virginia. [laughter] [cheers]
[Unknown]
Just kidding. [laughter]
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, as my seat mate just said, smoke them if you got them. Just kidding. [laughter] >> Three strikes and you are out. [laughter] [cheers] >> Mr. Speaker, I would like to defer to the gentleman from Salem to clarify his concerns on this report.
[Unknown]
Delegate from Salem, Delegate Habeeb. >> Speaking to the conference report.
[Unknown]
The Delegate has the floor. >> All right. Here is the situation -- and I appreciate the gentleman, he's acting in total good faith. There was people trying to add some things to his bill as a vehicle to get more than what the gentleman wanted. What the gentleman always wanted and what this bill does is it's a small extension of immunity currently for local government park activities and applies those same immunities to park authorities. It's fairly limited. Horseback trials, kayaking. There are some of us who don't believe we should continue to pass immunity bills because the result is to pass it onto the taxpayers. It's been the will of this body to expand immunity in limited circumstances. Unless you have a problem generally with immunity bills, like I do, you should vote for the bill. That means almost after all of you and the gentleman is simply trying to apply that to park authorities. >> Delegate Morefield. >> Mr. Speaker, I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to adopt the conference report. >> Shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 85. Noes, 12. >> Ayes 85. Noes 12. Push the conference report is -- report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, turning to Page 7, Page 7, a conference report for Delegate Byron 's House bill 999 has been received. House bill 99 it is [please stand by]
David Toscano
House bill 10 is one of those claims bills. You heard about the Norfolk four just a while ago and this is a claims bill involving a young man who was unlawfully incarcerated for 13 years, having been convicted of a crime that he didn't commit when he was 18 years old. He expense 13 years in -- spent 13 years in prison and after a review of the case, was gramented an absolute par -- granted an absolute pardon. This bill was fine until it got over to the Senate where they put the clause on the bill. Yeah, and I -- unfortunately. Fortunately, though, I think we must have had intervention at the highest levels and the last minute negotiations in order to get that clause removed. So now what you have before you in the conference report is a straight claims bill without the clause. I hope that you will vote to approve the conference report. >> Shall the conference report be adopted. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 0. >> Ayes 97, nos 0. The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 16 of the printed calendar, Page 16 in the category of Senate bills conference, we have received the second committee of conference -- second conference report, top of Page 16, for Senate bill 371. Senate bill 371 is a bill relating to recreational facilities, regulation of activities, liability of localities, the conference report has been distributed and available online and is before the body.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Tazewell, Delegate Morefield .
Kirk Cox
Mr. Speaker, members of the House, Senate bill 371, the conference report is identical to the conference report on House bill 220 that we just adopted relating to liability. I hope that it would be the pleasure of the House to adopt the conference report. >> Shall the conference report be adopted. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 87, nos 10. >> Ayes 87, nos 10. The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
And Mr. Speaker, what I believe is the last conference report for the day is on the final Page of today's printed calendar, Page 18, conference report received for Senate bill 991. It is a bill relating to appointments to broadband advisory council, expiration. Conference report has been agreed to, presented, available online and distributed and is before the body.
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Bedford, Delegate Byron .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 991 is identical to House bill 999 that we just passed unanimously. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to adopt the conference report.
Kirk Cox
Shall the conference report be adopted. The clerk will close the roll.
Kathy Byron
Ayes 98, nos 0. >> Ayes 98, nos 0. The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, with delight that, completes the calendar. [cheers and applause] [gavel banging]
[Unknown]
House will be at ease. House will be at ease.
Kirk Cox
The House will come to order. Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for -- I guess what would be a request to return to the morning hour briefly.
[Unknown]
Delegate has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, briefly, I wanted to just thank a few folks who make this all possible for us. To do it successfully. Thank you, Delegate Cole, for all you do. [laughter] [gavel banging] Mr. Speaker, I 'm annually reminded by my seatmate that it is about time to go home when we hate everybody here, including ourselves. [laughter] and we have clearly reached that point today and maybe even before today. But the people we never stop appreciating when we're bickering amongst ourselves or with the other body down the Hall is our fabulous clerk staff, Mr. Speaker. [cheers and applause] [sustained applause] Mr. Speaker, we are waiting for one more conference report to get into the queue here, and -- [booing] so I just want to expand upon those remarks just briefly. We have some of the best people in our House clerk's office. They are a model for how to conduct a clerk's staff for the rest of the legislatures in the nation. I know they routinely offer best practices to other chambers around the country, helping all 100 of us look good is their job and one that they handle very seriously and take very seriously. There are many people who you see every day, many people who you don't see every day, including people -- I don't know if everybody is aware that there is actually a fourth floor to the capitol here where many of our clerk staff work. I want to mention specifically jackie Scott who helps the clerk communicate with the other body and is also in his role of the keeper of the rolls. Many people who work diligently in the pocahontas building, in our fiscal office, people like best, hannah, others too numerous to get into who we know we can rely upon each and every day. Our main man jeff finch, the go-to guy for getting questions answered, helping make sure we have a smooth floor operation here each and every day. They are here working in the chamber after all of us leave for sometimes many hours. Trisha vaughn, the journal and records director who helps prepare bills and does the organization of our judges and many other things. Emily hour, who knows more -- howard, who knows more about your mistakes you've made here than any other person in the body, because she's the one who accepts your gray sheets and keeps track of everything we do, the minutes, the co-patrons and the like. Cheryl wilson, our deputy clerk for strategic operations who, among other things, has been helping draft amendments today and communications with the Senate that we May or May not do today. Cheryl, thank you for working hard on that anyway. Sharon crouch sidell who we recognized the other day, who's our chief information officer and technology person high -- who I think has done a fabulous job on the ihad program that I think is working very seamlessly right now and I 've been navigating through that very easily and I 'm appreciative of her and her staff who make sure our gadgets work, and when you have a problem with a gadget they come to fix it. Aubrey stewart, if we have a problem with our microphones, cameras, aubrey is there on the spot. Jay pearson, our sergeant-at-arms, if you have a group or relatives coming, it is jay who makes it happen without any fuss. Just a "yes, Delegate ," and it happens and that's wonderful. Jamie McClellan right behind me who has a printout of all the vote mistakes you make and she does copying. She also has drugs in your office, Mr. Speaker. I don't know if you knew that. Probably that information would be more helpful at the beginning of session, but she has advil, cough drops, cold medicine, kleenex, little things, Mr. Speaker. So thank you to jamie. Jay braxton, the man who got us moved into the pocahontas building and oversaw much of that, making sure our lounge is stocked. Andrew, who works for the clerk on the third floor, helping organize our clergy among other things. Anyway, I just wanted to specifically name some of those folks because I think they do deserve individual recognition. As does our clerk who supervises and manages that loyal band of staff that we have who do such a great job. On again, with that, Mr. Speaker, I just wanted to conclude by personally thanking the clerk and his staff for all they do. Thank you. [applause]
[Unknown]
Let me also -- the majority leader did a great job. If my first year up here, unless you're -- you have no idea what they do. They are an absolute blessing, so my personal thanks also, paul, to your staff for your professionalism and how incredibly dedicated you are to your job. So I think we have one more conference report?
[Unknown]
Delegate Hugo has a conference report on his bill hb 1297 on Page 10 of the calendar. Page 10, hb 1297. It is a bill relating to the Virginia israel advisory board. The conference report has been agreed to, distributed, is available online, and for those who might be watching, and is before the body. >> Delegate from Fairfax, Delegate Hugo .
Tim Hugo
Mr. Speaker, House bill 1297 pertaining to the Virginia 's israeli advisory board, the Virginia israeli advisory board has been trying to get more autonomy. It was the suggestion of the governor's office that we move it from the executive branch to the legislative branch. That bill accomplishes that. Trying to make sure we don't get involved in the ratio fight. Initially, they appointed seven from the House, seven were appointed from the Senate. It increases it to ten House, ten Senate, same ratio, just more members from the House -- more citizens from the House and Senate are appointed, and the chairman shall be a chairman and vice chairman appointed by the board, but the one change is the executive director will now be appointed by joint rules. I hope it would be the will of the body to adopt this conference report and go home. >> Shall the conference report be adopted. Clerk which close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos 0. Abstentions one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 91, nos 0, abstentions one. The conference report is adopted.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, now that is the last conference report that I 'm aware of. [cheers and applause] and therefore, that completes the calendar. >> House will stand at ease for one more second and then we'll wrap up.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker. >> Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert. >> I rise to an announcement.
[Unknown]
Delegate has the floor. >> Mr. Speaker, I just wanted to inform the body where we find ourselves. We're going to have -- it appears that we will adjourn today, sine die, and that governor Northam will in short order, not today but very soon, call us into special session and then at that point, we will organize. We are -- we have been in touch with the governor personally about maybe some limitations on our timetables. I know some people have individual vacations scheduled and what not. I don't know that we can accommodate every single person on every single potential conflict, but we certainly tried our best to avoid those and communicate those to the governor and so forth, so with that, he advised he would need a couple of days to decide what he had in mind as far as the timing and so we -- I think we are prepared to communicate all that to the Senate and have been communicating it, but to do that officially and likewise to the governor, Mr. Speaker. Thank you. >> Great. I would ask the Delegate from Shenandoah to communicate to the Senate the House is ready to journ sine die. The House will be at ease. Clerk has an announcement.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I would simple my remind the body yet again, when you're not here, we do chamber presentations and student and others come and sit at your desk and sometimes they will open your desk. If you have anything perishable, please either in your desk or befleet your desk and if there's anything -- beneath your desk and if there's anything of great value, sentimental or financial, you might want to take that to your pocahontas building as you use the time here before we wrap things up.
[Unknown]
Sergeant-at-arms.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, a message from the Senate .
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Mr. Respected speaker, I 've been advised by the president of the Senate to advice the House of delegates that the Senate is now prepared to adjourn sine die. >> Thank the Senator. The clerk will announce the committee on the part of the House of delegates to notify the governor.
[Unknown]
Speaker appoints delegates Gilbert, Jones, Hugo, Pogge, Rush, tas scan no, Herring, and Torian to notify the governor on the part of the House of delegates that the general assembly is ready to adjourn sine die and inquire if he has any communication. Delegate Jones of Suffolk, I apologize. House will be at ease. [gavel banging]
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert .
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move that the House adjourn sine die. [cheering]
[Unknown]
The Delegate from Shenandoah, Delegate Gilbert, moves the House adjourn sine die. As many as favor that will say aye. [ayes expressed] >> Those opposed no. The motion is agreed to. The House adjourned sine die.