02/08/2008 Senate Proceedings

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Called to order at 11:00 a.m. by Lt. Governor William T. Bolling

Prayer offered by The Honorable Mark L. Earley, President and CEO, Prison Fellowship Ministries, Lansdowne, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Wampler dispensed with reading of Journal (40-Y 0-N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN20207): reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
House bills passed: HB 57, 139, 221, 238, 264, 314, 395, 501, 524, 644, 662, 680, 698, 713, 715, 716, 753, 766, 830, 849, 891, 902, 917, 941, 949, 1005, 1044, 1106, 1147, 1241, 1302, 1309, 1318, 1384, 1388, 1426, 1453, 1476, 1479, 1489, 1503, 1530, 1542, 1557

House bills referred

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS REPORTED
From Finance: SB 48A, 442, 511S, 629, 633, 648A, 651S, 761
From Rehabilitation and Social Services: SB 404S, 472S
From Rules: SB 306, 464S, 525S; SJR 24, 25, 32S, 41S, 49, 57, 64, 65S, 76A, 108, 120S, 122S, 130, 171
From Transportation: SB 73, 84, 154, 266A, 422A, 600A, 707S, 750

SJR 178 - offered by Senator Whipple
SJR 179 - offered by Senator Whipple

Joint resolutions laid on Clerk’s Desk under Senate Rules 11(b), (26)g and HJR 152: see February 11 Senate Calendar

SJR 172 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, taken up for immediate consideration (39-Y 0-N), readings waived, engrossed, agreed to (38-Y 0-N), House informend

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING
Read third time
HB 240 - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 639 - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 847 - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING
Read third time
SB 99S - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 169S - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 284A - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 320 - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 322 - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 358A - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 382 - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 405S - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 467A - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 468 - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 538A - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 543A - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 590S - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 609S - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 612 - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 668S - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 718 - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 329A - passed block vote (40-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (40-Y 0-N), out of block, passed (39-Y 1-N)
SB 145S - out of block, passed (39-Y 0-N 1-A)

REGULAR CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING
Read third time
SB 496A - passed by for the day
SB 387A - engrossment reconsidered (39-Y 0-N), Hurt floor amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed (39-Y 1-N)
SB 644 - passed (22-Y 16-N)
SB 234SA - engrossment reconsidered (40-Y 0-N), Whipple floor amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed (25-Y 15-N)
SB 161A - passed by for the day
SB 244A - passed (28-Y 11-N 1-A)
SB 248 - passed (30-Y 9-N)
SB 288 - passed (40-Y 0-N)
SB 296S - passed (23-Y 17-N)
SB 317A - passed (35-Y 4-N)
SB 350SA - passed (40-Y 0-N)
SB 490S - passed (39-Y 0-N)
SB 678 - passed (37-Y 1-N)
SB 697S - passed (40-Y 0-N)
SB 728A - passed (38-Y 0-N)
SB 729A - passed (30-Y 10-N)
SB 775A - passed (39-Y 1-N)

SR 7 and 8 offered by Senator Marsh

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 372 (Election of a Supreme Court of Virginia Justice and a Court of Appeals of Virginia Judge)

HJR 372 - Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration (38-Y 0-N), readings waived, agreed to (39-Y 0-N), House informed

Joint Order pursuant to HJR 372

SR 7 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40-Y 0-N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)
SR 8 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40-Y 0-N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

House informed that nominations have been made pursuant to HJR 372

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE: Nominations have been made pursuant to HJR 372

ELECTION OF A SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA JUSTICE AND A COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA JUDGE

Supreme Court Justice (39-Y 0-N)
S. Bernard Goodwyn
Court of Appeals Judge (40-Y 0-N)
LeRoy F. Millette, Jr.

Reading of report waived (40-Y 0-N)

CALENDAR continued

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING
Read second time
SB 764SA - committee substitute agreed to, Cuccinelli floor amendment # 1 agreed to, Cuccinelli floor amendment # 2 withdrawn, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 52S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 67 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 92S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 119S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 242A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 246S - Courts of Justice substitute rejected, Finance substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 249S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 268S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 269S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 276S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 291S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 297SA - committee substitute agreed to, committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 408 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 532S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 536A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 610 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 613S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 671 - committee amendment(s) rejected, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 706 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 766S - committee amendment(s) rejected, Colgan floor substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 770A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 794 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 31 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), out of block, passed by for the day
SB 41S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), out of block, passed (39-Y 1-N)
SB 742A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), out of block, passed by for the day

REGULAR CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING
Read second time
SB 652S - committee substitute rejected, Hanger floor substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed (30-Y 10-N)
SB 529S - passed by for the day
SB 788A - Quayle floor amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N), passed (39-Y 1-N)
SB 559S - committee substitute agreed to, Petersen floor amendment(s) rejected, passed by for the day
SB 35S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed (38-Y 2-N)
SB 247 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed (38-Y 0-N), passage reconsidered (40-Y 0-N), passed (40-Y 0-N)
SB 292S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed (34-Y 6-N)
SB 315SA - passed by for the day
SB 519 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N), passed (24-Y 16-N)
SB 531S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed (26-Y 14-N)
SB 578SA - committee substitute agreed to, committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed (29-Y 11-N)
SB 645S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for the day
SB 768S - passed by for the day
SB 790S - committee substitute agreed to, passed by for the day

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING
SB 95S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 130A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 131 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 132 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 133 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 210A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 241S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 307S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 390 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 396S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 439S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 506S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 517S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 540S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 549 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 553 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 593A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 602S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 618 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 693 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 721A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 726 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 773A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 776 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 782S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 786S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 793A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING
SB 113A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 436 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 476 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 544A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 545S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 577S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day

On motion of Senator Colgan, the Senate