02/21/2008 Senate Proceedings

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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend Terry C. St. John, Hollywood Baptist Church, Chatham, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Edwards dispensed with reading of Journal (37-Y 0-N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10220): reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
Senate bills with House amendments passed: SB 61, 174, 230, 232, 376, 506, 735
Senate bills with House substitutes passed: SB 95, 241, 276, 283, 389, 490, 609
House bill with Senate amendment rejected: HB 412
Senate bills passed: SB 5, 46, 67, 68, 81, 169, 180, 192, 195, 203, 212, 225, 229, 240, 262, 286, 312, 326, 357, 427, 452, 462, 540, 553, 569, 602, 605, 608, 657, 665
House bills with Senate amendments concurred in: HB 221, 501, 770, 806, 941, 951, 1213, 1382, 1471
House bills with Senate substitutes concurred in: HB 218, 282, 820
Senate joint resolution agreed to: SJR 180

Senate bills with House amendments and substitutes placed on Calendar: see February 22 Senate Calendar

BILLS REPORTED
From Courts of Justice: HB 223, 224S, 440S, 949S, 952, 1174 rereferred to Finance, 1181A, 1236, 1384S
From Education and Health: HB 66, 85A, 97, 137A, 216, 251A, 259A, 278A, 502, 605, 725, 767, 769, 805, 1003, 1005A, 1040, 1058, 1100A, 1129, 1166A, 1183S, 1203, 1242A, 1260, 1323, 1447, 1521
From General Laws and Technology: HB 44, 134, 229, 320 rereferred to Finance, 324S, 388, 408S, 462 rereferred to Finance, 475S, 477A, 505, 575, 580, 626, 674, 720, 731A, 748, 824, 827, 838, 839, 841A, 866A, 900, 944, 1017A, 1018, 1021, 1023, 1073S, 1077, 1114, 1131, 1167, 1240, 1280, 1312, 1334, 1386A, 1422, 1470
BILLS REREFERRED
From General Laws and Technology: HB 1526 rereferred to Education and Health
From Education and Health: HB 395 rereferred to Finance

SJR 213 - offered by Senator Puller
SB 796 - offered by Senator Barker (request of Governor)
SJR 214 - offered by Senator Stosch

Bill presented, ordered printed and referred/joint resolution laid on Clerk’s Desk under Senate Rules 11(b), (26)g and HJR 152: see February 22 Senate Calendar

SJR 123 - Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration, agreed to

On motion of Senator Saslaw, the Senate recessed at 12:20 p.m. to reconvene at 1:20 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 1:20 p.m.

CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - SENATE
SB 252 - House substitute agreed to (39-Y 0-N)
SB 756 - House amendment(s) agreed to (40-Y 0-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING
Read third time
HB 837A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, engrossed, passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 31 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 96 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 116 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 163 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 196 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 228 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 238 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 298 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 336 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 349 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 504 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 542S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 549 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 698S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 831 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 833S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 881 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 914 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 925 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 1000S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 1261 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 1330 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 1388S - committee substitute agreed to, engrossed, passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 1457 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 1503 - passed block vote (39-Y 0-N), reconsideration of block vote agreed to (39-Y 0-N), passed block vote (40-Y 0-N)
HB 220 - out of block, passed (34-Y 6-N)
HB 1479A - committee amendment(s) agreed to, out of block, engrossed, passed (38-Y 2-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR
HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING
Read third time
HB 933S - passed by for the day
HB 397 - passed (40-Y 0-N)
HB 431 - passed (40-Y 0-N)
HB 678 - passed (38-Y 2-N)
HB 1453 - passed (38-Y 2-N)
HB 1512 - passed (40-Y 0-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING
HB 7 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 8A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 33 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 84 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 139 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 140 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 177 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 190A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 239 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 245 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 350A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 357 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 359 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 432 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 443A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 456A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 637 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 662A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 663 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 724A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 798 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 800 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 845 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 879A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 883 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 983 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 991S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1056 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1062 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1078 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1079 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1086 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1099 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1124A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1127 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1149 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1172 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1177 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1185 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1196 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1197A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1206 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1212 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1215 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1217 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1235 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1262 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1309A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1342 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1425S - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1437 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1449A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1476 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1477 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1480 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1494 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1496A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1527A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1528A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR
HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING
HB 11 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 361 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 445A - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 579 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1061 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day
HB 1355 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), passed by for day

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION ON SECOND READING
HJR 263 - read second time

REGULAR CALENDAR
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION ON SECOND READING
HJR 4 - read second time

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON FIRST READING
SJR 160 - read first time
SJR 182 - read first time

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS
HJR 373 - agreed to block vote
HJR 374 - agreed to block vote
HJR 375 - agreed to block vote
HJR 376 - agreed to block vote
HJR 377 - agreed to block vote
HJR 381 - agreed to block vote
HJR 383 - agreed to block vote
HJR 385 - agreed to block vote
HJR 386 - agreed to block vote
HJR 387 - agreed to block vote
SJR 197 - agreed to block vote
SJR 198 - agreed to block vote
SJR 200 - agreed to block vote
SJR 205 - agreed to block vote
SJR 206 - agreed to block vote
SJR 209 - agreed to block vote
SJR 123 - out of block

COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS
HJR 365 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 366 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 367 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 369 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 370 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 378 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 379 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 380 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 384 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 388 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 389 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 390 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 391 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 392 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 393 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 394 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 193 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 194 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 195 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 196 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 201 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 202 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 203 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 204 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 207 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)

Rules suspended, privileges of the floor given to the Senate Finance Committee staff (39-Y 0-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR
SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING
Read second time
SB 29A - uncontested committee amendment(s) agreed to, Cuccinelli floor amendment(s) rejected (19-Y 20-N), Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), failed to passed (22-Y 18-N, 4/5 voting needed under Article X, Section 7-A of the Constitution), substitute motion to appeal ruling of Chair, ruling of Chair not sustained (19-Y 21-N), passed, passage reconsidered (40-Y 0-N), failed to passed (21-Y 19-N, 4/5 voting needed under Article X, Section 7-A of the Constitution), motion to appeal ruling of Chair, ruling of Chair not sustained (19-Y 21-N), passed

Contested committee amendments
Page 4, item 135 #2s rejected (13-Y 26-N), reconsidered (40-Y 0-N), agreed to (21-Y 19-N)
Page 7, item 260.10 #1s, agreed to (21-Y 19-N)

On motion of Senator Saslaw, the Senate recessed at 2:40 p.m. to reconvene at 3:00 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 3:00 p.m.

On motion of Senator Saslaw, the Senate recessed at 3:10 p.m. to reconvene at 3:40 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 3:40 p.m.

SB 30A - uncontested committee amendment(s) agreed to, Hanger floor amendment(s) rejected (19-Y 21-N), Obenshain floor amendment(s) rejected (17-Y 21-N), Cuccinelli floor amendment(s) rejected (18-Y 19-N), Rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N), failed to passed (21-Y 19-N, 4/5 voting needed under Article X, Section 7-A of the Constitution), motion to appeal ruling of Chair, ruling of Chair not sustained (19-Y 21-N), passed

Contested committee amendments
Page 30, Item 140 #7s agreed to (21-Y 19-N)
Page 30, Item 140 #8s agreed to (21-Y 19-N)
Page 75, Item 306 #8s agreed to (22-Y 18-N), reconsidered (39-Y 1-N), agreed to (21-Y 19-N)
Page 76, Item 306 #9s agreed to (21-Y 19-N)
Page 166, Item 3-1.01 #5s agreed to (21-Y 19-N)
Page 172, Item 4-5.04 #1s agreed to (21-Y 19-N)

On motion of Senator Colgan, the Senate adjourned