02/11/2008 Senate Proceedings

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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend Rodney E. Bitely, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mechanicsville, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

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

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10208): reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
House bills passed: HB 44, 134, 229, 245, 407, 462, 477, 503, 526, 584, 603, 616, 660, 695, 710, 720, 729, 731, 748, 754, 768, 827, 854, 858, 866, 908, 933, 979, 982, 996, 1014, 1017, 1018, 1021, 1073, 1077, 1089, 1124, 1132, 1135, 1136, 1178, 1211, 1212, 1229, 1242, 1271, 1280, 1329, 1334, 1358, 1382, 1386, 1390, 1399, 1422, 1458, 1469
House joint resolutions agreed to: HJR 51, 72, 75, 89, 90, 91, 105, 113, 119, 155, 159, 177, 178, 195, 196, 248, 287, 291, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 363, 371
Senate bill passed: SB 398
Senate joint resolutions agreed to: SJR 114, 115, 116, 117, 121, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 144, 146, 147

House bills and joint resolutions referred /joint resolutions Laid on Clerk's Desk: see February 12 Senate Calendar

BILLS REPORTED
From Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources: SB 135S, 423S, 477S; HB 5, 171A, 207, 211, 233, 319, 343, 392, 455, 528, 537, 886, 1016, 1175, 1214, 1259, 1308, 1424, 1448, 1552
From Courts of Justice: SB 188S, 451S, 563A, 611S, 623S, 634S, 772S
BILL REREFERRED
From Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources: SB 470 rereferred to Finance

SJR 180 - offered by Senator Blevins

Joint resolution laid on Clerk’s Desk under Senate Rules 11(b), (26)g and HJR 152: see February 12 Senate Calendar

On motion of Senator Saslaw, the Senate recessed at 11:15 a.m. to reconvene at 11:45 a.m.

The Senate reconvened at 11:45 a.m.

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING
Read third time
SB 31 - passed (40-Y 0-N)
SB 742A - passed (40-Y 0-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING
Read third time
SB 496A - passed by for the day
SB 161A - passed (22-Y 17-N), passage reconsidered (40-Y 0-N), passed (20-Y 19-N)
SB 645S - substitute motion to recommit to Commerce and Labor and continue to 2009 Session pursuant to Senate Rule 20(f) agreed to (23-Y 17-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING
Read second time
SB 95S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 130A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 131 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 132 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 133 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 210A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 241S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 307S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 390 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 396S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 439S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 540S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 549 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 553 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 593A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 602S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 618 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 693 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 721A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 726 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 773A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 776 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 786S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 793A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
SB 506S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), out of block, passed (38-Y 2-N)
SB 517S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), out of block, passed (35-Y 5-N)
SB 782S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), out of block, passed (34-Y 6-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING
Read second time
SB 529S - recommitted to Courts of Justice and continued to 2009 Session pursuant to Senate Rule 20(f)
SB 559S - engrossed
SB 315 - committee substitute rejected, committee amendment(s) rejected, Edwards floor substitute offered, passed by for the day
SB 768S - committee substitute rejected, Watkins floor substitute agreed to, passed by for the day
SB 790S - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 2-N), substitute motion to recommit to Privileges and Elections agreed to
SB 113A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N), passed (38-Y 2-N)
SB 436 - engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N), passed (31-Y 9-N)
SB 476 - passed by for the day
SB 544A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N), passed (39-Y 0-N 1-A)
SB 545S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed (39-Y 0-N 1-A)
SB 577S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N), passed (39-Y 1-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING
SB 48A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 73 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 84 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 154 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 306 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 404S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 442S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 464S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 472S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 600A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 651S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 750 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 761 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING
SB 266A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 422A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 511SA - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 525S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 629S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 633A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 648A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SB 707S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N), passed by for day

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON FIRST READING
SJR 24 - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 25 - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 32S - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 41S - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 49 - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 64 - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 65S - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 76A - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 108 - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 120S - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 122S - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 130 - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
SJR 171 - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION ON FIRST READING
SJR 57 - Rules suspended, reading waived (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day

HJR 345 - Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration (40-Y 0-N), agreed to

HJR 371 - Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration (40-Y 0-N), agreed to (voice vote)

SB 795 - offered by Senator Colgan (request of Governor)

Bill presented, ordered printed and referred under Senate Rules 11(b), (26)g and HJR 152: see February 12 Senate Calendar

On motion of Senator Colgan, the Senate