04/23/2008 Senate Proceedings

Minutes

Called to order at 4:33 p.m. by Lt. Governor William T. Bolling

Prayer offered by John McE. Garrett, Chief Deputy Clerk of the Senate and Elder at St. James Presbyterian Church, King William, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Wagner dispensed with reading of Journal (38-Y 0-N)

Leave(s) of Absence granted: Senator Cuccinelli

SJR 5001, 5010, 5011 offered by Senator Deeds
SJR 5002 offered by Senator Edwards
SJR 5003, 5004, 5012, 5013, 5014, 5015, 5016 offered by Senator Houck
SJR 5005 and 5017 offered by Senator Locke
SJR 5006 and 5007 offered by Senator Miller, Y.B.
SJR 5008 offered by Senator Puckett
SJR 5009, 5020, 5021 offered by Senator Smith
SJR 5018 and 5019 offered by Senator Reynolds
SJR 5022 offered by Senator Whipple
SJR 5023 offered by Senator Stuart

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

CALENDAR

BILLS IN CONFERENCE
HB 5001 - conference report agreed to (38-Y 0-N)
SB 5001 - conference report agreed to (38-Y 0-N)

On motion of Senator Saslaw, the Senate recessed at 4:55 p.m. to reconvene at 6:25 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 6:25 p.m.

On motion of Senator Saslaw, the Senate recessed at 6:26 p.m. to reconvene at 6:29 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 6:29 p.m.

On motion of Senator Saslaw, the Senate recessed at 6:30 p.m. to reconvene at 7:00 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 7:00 p.m.

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10423): reading waived (38-Y 0-N)
Senate bill with conference report concurred in: SB 5001
House bill with conference report concurred in: HB 5001
House joint resolutions agreed to: HJR 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011, 5012, 5013, 5014, 5015, 5016, 5017, 5018, 5019, 5020, 5021, 5022, 5023, 5024, 5025, 5026, 5027, 5028
Joint resolutions laid on Clerk’s Desk
COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE(HN20423): reading waived (38-Y 0-N)
Senate joint resolutions agreed to: SJR 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5008, 5009, 5010, 5011, 5012, 5013, 5014, 5015, 5016, 5017, 5018, 5019, 5020, 5021, 5022, 5023

HJR 5029 - Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration (38-Y 0-N), reading waived, Marsh floor amendments agreed to, Houck floor amendments agreed to, Miller, Y.B. floor amendments agreed to, Saslaw floor amendment agreed to, engrossed, agreed to (37-Y 0-N 1-A), reconsidered (38-Y 0-N), agreed to (38-Y 0-N), House informed

Rules suspended, Memorial and Commending Resolutions taken up for immediate consideration (38-Y 0-N), agreed to

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS
HJR 5004 - agreed to block vote
HJR 5005 - agreed to block vote
HJR 5006 - agreed to block vote
HJR 5007 - agreed to block vote
HJR 5009 - agreed to block vote
HJR 5027 - agreed to block vote
SJR 5001 - agreed to block vote
SJR 5002 - agreed to block vote
SJR 5004 - agreed to block vote
SJR 5005 - agreed to block vote
SJR 5006 - agreed to block vote
SJR 5007 - agreed to block vote
SJR 5008 - agreed to block vote
SJR 5009 - agreed to block vote
SJR 5023 - agreed to block vote
HJR 5003 - out of block, agreed to
HJR 5008 - out of block, agreed to
HJR 5028 - out of block, agreed to
SJR 5003 - out of block, agreed to

COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS
HJR 5010 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5011 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5012 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5013 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5014 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5015 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5016 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5017 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5018 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5019 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5020 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5021 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5022 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5023 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5024 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5025 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
HJR 5026 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5010 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5011 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5012 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5013 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5014 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5015 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5016 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5017 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5018 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5019 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5020 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5021 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)
SJR 5022 - agreed to block vote (voice vote)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN30423)
House joint resolution with Senate amendments 1, 2, 7, 8 agreed to and amendments 3 - 6 rejected: HJR 5029

HJR 5029 - Senate receded from its amendments (36-Y 0-N)

Leave(s) of Absence granted: Senator Newman

SR 502, 503, 504, 505, 506 offered by Senator Marsh
SR 507 offered by Senator Saslaw

Joint Order pursuant to HJR 5029

SR 502 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (38-Y 0-N), engrossed, agreed to (38-Y 0-N)
SR 503 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (38-Y 0-N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)
SR 504 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (38-Y 0-N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)
SR 505 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (38-Y 0-N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)
SR 506 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (38-Y 0-N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)
SR 507 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (38-Y 0-N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

House informed that nominations have been made pursuant to HJR 5029

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: Nominations have been made pursuant to HJR 5029

ELECTION OF COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA JUDGES, CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES, GENERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGES, JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS DISTRICT COURT JUDGES, MEMBERS OF THE JUDICIAL INQUIRY AND REVIEW COMMISSION, AND A MEMBER OF THE VIRGINIA WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION

Court of Appeals of Virginia Judges (38-Y 0-N)
Jean Harrison Clements
Robert J. Humphreys

Circuit Court Judges (38-Y 0-N), lines 22 and 23 (28-Y 0-N)
First Judicial Circuit: Marjorie T. Arrington
First Judicial Circuit: John W. Brown
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit: Joseph J. Ellis
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit: J. Overton Harris
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit: John G. Berry
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit: Nolan B. Dawkins
Twenty-fourth Judicial Circuit: John T. Cook
Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit: Victor V. Ludwig
Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit: Thomas J. Wilson, IV
Twenty-ninth Judicial Circuit: Patrick R. Johnson
Thirty-first Judicial Circuit: Mary Grace O'Brien

General District Court Judges (38-Y 0-N)
Fifth Judicial District: W. Parker Councill
Eighteenth Judicial District: Donald M. Haddock, Jr.
Nineteenth Judicial District: Penney S. Azcarate
Twenty-ninth Judicial District: Gregory S. Matney

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges (38-Y 0-N), lines 4 and 5 (12-Y 0-N)
Eighth Judicial District: Kathy G. Owens
Thirteenth Judicial District; Marilynn C. Goss
Fifteenth Judicial District: Patricia Kelly
Twenty-fifth Judicial District: Laura L. Dascher
Thirty-first Judicial District: George M. DePolo

Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission (38-Y 0-N)
James P. Fisher
William I. Fitzgerald
Cleo E. Powell

Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission (38-Y 0-N)
Roger Louis Williams

Reading of report waived (31-Y 1-N)

On motion of Senator Saslaw, the Senate adjourned