01/15/2008 Senate Proceedings

Minutes

Called to order at 12 m. by Lt. Governor William T. Bolling

Prayer offered by The Reverend Canon Dr. Alonzo C. Pruitt, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Petersen dispensed with reading of Journal (39-Y 0-N)

BILLS REPORTED
From Commerce and Labor: SB 146A, 182, 207, 253, 359, 360, 573, 615
From Finance: SB 5, 203, 283A, 462
BILLS REREFERRED
From Commerce and Labor: SB 577 rereferred to Courts of Justice
From Transportation: SB 221 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 287 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 368 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 411 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 430 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 443 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 556 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 664 rereferred to Courts of Justice

Leave(s) of Absence granted: Senator Northam

SJR 119 - offered by Senator Barker (unanimous consent to introduce by voice vote)

Bills presented, ordered printed and referred/joint resolutions laid on Clerk’s Desk under Senate Rules 11(b), (26)g and HJR 152: see January 16 Senate Calendar

SR 4, 5 and 6 offered by Senator Marsh

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 219 (Election of Circuit Court Judges, General District Court Judges and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges)

HJR 219 – Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration (37-Y 0-N), reading waived, agreed to (39-Y 0-N), House informed

Joint Order pursuant to HJR 219

SR 4 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (39-Y 0-N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)
SR 5 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (39-Y 0-N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)
SR 6 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (39-Y 0-N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

House informed that nominations have been made pursuant to HJR 219

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: Nominations have been made pursuant to HJR 219

ELECTION OF CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES, GENERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGES AND JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS DISTRICT COURT JUDGES

Circuit Court Judges (39-Y 0-N)
Second Judicial Circuit: A. Joseph Canada, Jr.
Second Judicial Circuit: A. Bonwill Shockley
Second Judicial Circuit: Glen A. Tyler
Second Judicial Circuit: Patricia L. West
Seventh Judicial Circuit: H. Vincent Conway, Jr.
Tenth Judicial Circuit: Leslie M. Osborn
Eleventh Judicial Circuit: James F. D'Alton, Jr.
Twelfth Judicial Circuit: Michael C. Allen
Twelfth Judicial Circuit: Cleo E. Powell
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit: Catherine C. Hammond
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit: Gary A. Hicks
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit: Daniel R. Bouton
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit: Stanley P. Klein
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit: Robert J. Smith
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit: Bruce D. White
Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Burke F. McCahill
Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit: Dennis L. Hupp
Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit: Robert M. D. Turk
General District Court Judges (39-Y 0-N)
First Judicial District: Colon H. Whitehurst
Sixth Judicial District: Stephen D. Bloom
Eighth Judicial District: Bonnie L. Jones
Eighth Judicial District: Albert W. Patrick lll
Twelfth Judicial District: Robert D. Laney
Thirteenth Judicial District: Robert A. Pustilnik
Sixteenth Judicial District: William G. Barkley
Nineteenth Judicial District: Lorraine Nordlund
Nineteenth Judicial District: Ian M. O'Flaherty
Twentieth Judicial District: Dean S. Worcester
Twenty-third Judicial District: Francis W. Burkart lll
Thirty-first Judicial District: Wenda K. Travers
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges (39-Y 0-N)
2-A Judicial District: Croxton Gordon
Twelfth Judicial District: Jerry Hendrick Jr.
Thirteenth Judicial District: Angela E. Roberts
Nineteenth Judicial District: Janine M. Saxe
Twenty-first Judicial District: Junius P. Warren
Twenty-eighth Judicial District: Florence A. Powell
Twenty-ninth Judicial District: no nomination
Thirtieth Judicial District: Jeffrey S. Hamilton
Thirty-first Judicial District: Janice J. Wellington

Reading of report waived (39-Y 0-N)

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING
Read third time
SB 61 - agreed to block vote (39-Y 0-N)
SB 63A - agreed to block vote (39-Y 0-N)
SB 72 - agreed to block vote (39-Y 0-N)
SB 98 - agreed to block vote (39-Y 0-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING
SB 55 - read second time, engrossed

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING
SB 40 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 43A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 308 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N), passed by for day

Saslaw Committee Nominations amendment No. 1 withdrawn, Saslaw Committee Nominations amendment No. 2: Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration (39-Y 0-N), agreed to (38-Y 0-N)

Committee Nominations report

AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Ticer, Chair; Whipple; Hanger; Watkins; Reynolds; Puckett; Ruff; Blevins; Deeds; Obenshain; McDougle; McEachin; Petersen; Northam; Stuart

COURTS OF JUSTICE
Marsh, Chair; Saslaw; Stolle; Quayle; Norment; Howell; Lucas; Edwards; Reynolds; Puller; Cuccinelli; Obenshain; McDougle; Deeds; Hurt

GENERAL LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY
Locke, Chair; Colgan; Houck; Wampler; Stosch; Martin; Ruff; Wagner; Herring; McEachin; Hurt; Petersen; Barker; Vogel; Miller, J.C.

PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS
Howell, Chair; Martin; Stolle; Deeds; Whipple; Obenshain; Puckett; Edwards; Blevins; McEachin; Petersen; Smith; Barker; Northam; Vogel

REHABILITATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Puller, Chair; Miller, Y.B.; Hanger; Ticer; Wagner; Cuccinelli; Locke; McDougle; Herring; Hurt; Barker; Northam; Vogel; Stuart; Miller, J.C.

TRANSPORTATION
Miller, Y.B., Chair; Houck; Marsh; Newman; Watkins; Puckett; Wagner; Blevins; Deeds; McDougle; Ticer; Cuccinelli; Petersen; Smith; Miller, J.C.

SJR 122 - offered by Senator Colgan (unanimous consent to introduce by voice vote)

On motion of Senator Colgan, the Senate