02/19/2015 Senate Proceedings

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Minutes

Called to order at 12 m. by Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam

Prayer offered by The Reverend Dr. Bruce A. Gray, Chaplain,
Richmond Fire Department, Richmond, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Locke dispensed with reading of Journal (34-Y 3-N
1-A)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN30218): reading waived (34?Y 3?N)

The House of Delegates has passed with amendments the following
Senate bills: SB 814, 1040, 1137, 1177, 1385

The House of Delegates has passed with substitutes the following
Senate bills: SB 712, 1354, 1424

The House of Delegates has insisted on its substitutes and has
requested committees of conference on the following Senate bills: SB 675, 676,
892, 916, 1042, 1188, 1290

The House of Delegates has rejected the amendments proposed by the
Senate to the following House bill: HB 2114

The House of Delegates has rejected the substitutes proposed by the
Senate to the following House bills: HB 1351, 1458, 1531

The House of Delegates has passed the following Senate bills: SB
872, 1010, 1021, 1050, 1121, 1184, 1191, 1223, 1229, 1236, 1293, 1339, 1355

The House of Delegates has agreed to the amendments proposed by the
Senate to the following House bills: HB 1341, 1413, 1484, 1594, 1791, 1983,
2090, 2184, 2298

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitute proposed by the
Senate to the following House bill: HB 1551

The House of Delegates has defeated the following Senate bill: SB
1130

Senate bills with House amendments and substitutes placed on
Calendar

BILLS REPORTED

From Courts of Justice: HB 1469S, 1486A, 1573, 1606, 1717A, 1718,
1764A, 1785S, 1798A, 1819S, 1833S, 2015, 2035, 2082, 2092, 2112, 2129, 2206S,
2228A, 2255, 2263S, 2286A, 2355A, 2368, 2383A

From Education and Health

From Transportation: SB 1459A; HB 1402S, 1522, 1613, 1700, 1886S,
1887S, 1915S, 2038, 2042A, 2183, 2189, 2266, 2269, 2289, 2312, 2332, 2342S

BILLS REREFERRED

From Transportation: HB 1957 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 2315
rereferred to Courts of Justice

Rules suspended, privileges of the floor given to distinguished
guests (36?Y 0?N)

Rules suspended, privileges of the floor given to distinguished
guests (35?Y 0?N)

Leaves of absence granted: Senators Lucas and Puller

CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - HOUSE

HB1275 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (38-Y 0-N)

HB1276 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (37-Y 0-N)

HB1891 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (38-Y 0-N)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - SENATE

SB 695 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)

SB 744 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)

SB 801 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)

SB 861 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)

SB 871 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)

SB 931 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)

SB 936 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)

SB 965 - House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 35-N)

SB1062 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)

SB1066 - House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 35-N)

SB1168 - House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 36-N)

SB1190 - House amendments rejected by Senate (5-Y 33-N)

SB1194 - House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 38-N)

SB1195 - House substitute with amendments rejected by Senate (0-Y
38-N)

SB1217 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)

SB1247 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (36-Y 1-N)

SB1443 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (26-Y 11-N),
Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N), House
substitute agreed to by Senate (27-Y 11-N)

SJ 243 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (voice vote)

SJ 268 - House substitute rejected by Senate (voice vote)

SJ 271 - House substitute rejected by Senate (voice vote)

SJ 272 - House amendment rejected by Senate (voice vote)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB1500 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1767 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1927 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1285 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1286 - Read third time, Committee amendment rejected (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1357 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1360 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1451 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1452 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1455 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1475 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1487 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1489 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1523 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1562 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1563 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1588 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1589 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1618 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1629 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1632 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1633 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1640 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1641 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1642 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1673 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice vote),
Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1681 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1705 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1742 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1747 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1757 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1766 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1768 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1784 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1790 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1794 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1795 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1799 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1800 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1806 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1842 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1860 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1867 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1878 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1885 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1890 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1899 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1901 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1916 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1917 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1942 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1950 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1965 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1967 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1969 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB1986 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2018 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2019 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2031 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2055 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2098 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2148 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2176 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2178 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2207 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2277 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2283 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2288 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2295 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2299 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2307 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2357 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

HB2177 - Out of block, Passed by for day

HB1297 - Out of block, Read third time, Passed Senate (27-Y 10-N
1-A)

HB1756 - Out of block, Passed by for day

HB1826 - Out of block, Read third time, Passed Senate (31-Y 7-N)

HB2071 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Out of block, Passed by for day

HB2081 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Out of block, Passed by for day

HB2173 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Out of block, Passed by for day

HB2204 - Out of block, Passed by for day

Rules suspended, privileges of the floor given to distinguished
guests (38?Y 0?N)

CALENDAR (continued) 

REGULAR CALENDAR HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB1565 - Read third time, Defeated by Senate (8-Y 29-N)

HB 324 - Read third time, Education and Health substitute rejected
(voice vote), Finance substitute agreed to (voice vote), Engrossed, Passed
Senate (22-Y 16-N)

HB1444 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)

HB1597 - Read third time, Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)

HB1608 - Read third time, Marsden floor amendments ruled not
germane, Passed Senate (21-Y 17-N)

HB1721 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)

Transcript

What follows is a transcript of this day’s session that was created as closed-captioning text, written in real time during the session. We have made an effort to automatically clean up the text, but it is far from perfect.

The Senate will come to order. The senators will please take their seats. Those persons not entitled to the privileges of the floor will kindly retire to the gallery. The senators and all in attendance will please stand and be led in prayer by the Reverend dr. Bruce a. Gray, chaplain, Richmond fire department. Richmond Reverend gray, thank you.

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Let us pray. Gracious and loving God, you have created us in your image and through prophets have called us to dream dreams and have great visions. May this Senate of Virginia have the insight and wisdom to do their work knowing that image and dreaming visions that lead to caring for all the people of the commonwealth. In these days of bitter cold we remember especially the homeless, the poor, the needy and the oppressed. May those who serve here reach out to them, improve their lives and seek the ways to honor the image in which we have all been created. May this Senate have a vision where all citizens are treated equally and with respect no matter whether they are rich or poor, where the color of their skin does not matter, whether they are male or female, and no matter whom they love. Help those who serve here share the vision of the prophets, to lead the commonwealth to be an even better home for all our citizens, where justice for all is a reality and all May live in Peace and safety. May the work of this body be characterized by compassion and mercy so that all May enjoy the image they share with their creator. We give thanks for the members of this body and we ask this in your name, amend.

Amen.

The clerk will call the roll, all those present will please vote aye. The clerk will close the roll.

You have a quorum, mr. President. Senate journal for Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

The Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke, moves the reading of the journal be waived. All in favor of waiving the reading of the journal please vote aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 34, nos 3, rule 36:1.

Ayes 34, nos 3, rule 36:1. The reading of the journal is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the House of delegates. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment.

Thank you, mr. President, I would respectfully move we waive the reading of any communications received from the House of deligates.

Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of communications be waived. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 34, nos 3.

Ayes 34, nos 3, the reading of the communications are waived. The clerk will report any communications from the governor.

We do not have any, sir.

Thank you, madam clerk. The time has come to recognize visitors and welcome them to the gallery and take up other matters of the morning hour. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment.

Thank you, mr. President. I respectfully move the rules of the Senate be suspended and the privileges of the floor of the Senate be extended to certain distinguished persons and, mr. President, I would yield to the Senator from chesterfield.

The question is shall the rules be suspended and the privilege rehabilitation and social services of the explore be extended to distinguished persons. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote?

Ayes 36, nos zero.

Ayes 36, nos zero, the privileges are granted to distinguished persons. Senator Martin.

I am pleased to give the outstanding faculty award which is the highest award at Virginia 's public and private universities. Now celebrating it's 29th year it is administered by the state council of higher educatedtion for Virginia, has been sponsored by the dominion council since 2005. We have with us bill murray who is the managing director, catherine bond, executive director, g. Gilmore minor the chairman, peter blake, and they have joined us here to honor these educators who have been selected as among the finest of Virginia 's faculty. Please help me welcome those who we are recognizing. Professor bently, professor of geology; dr. Steven cushmon; dr. Paul deondlea; dr. Gail dodge, professor of physics; dr. Albert ferrill u-professor of psychologist; dr. Jennifer Jones, professor of education at Radford ; dr. Sarah casinous, professor of biology; dr. Lance leota, professor of biology at george Mason university; dr. Merium list, professor of psychology; dr. Tim moore, professor of engineering; dr. Aswini potum, I apologize, professor of engineering at Norfolk state university. I was going to ask the Senator from hanover May be able to come help me with that one. Dr. Deborah steinbearing professor of marine science at the Virginia institute of marine signs at william and mary; dr. James turner senior professor of biology at vmi. Also joined by others who are in the gallery as well, mr. President, these individuals will be honored during an awards ceremony this afternoon at the jefferson hotel and, mr. President, I would ask that you not only give them our very warm welcome and appreciation for their outstanding work that they do on behalf of the people of the commonwealth and our students, but also welcome those that are in the gallery.

Thank you, Senator. First of all, welcome to the Senate gallery and floor of the Senate and congratulations on your accomplishments and all that you have contributed to the commonwealth of Virginia. I think I speak on behalf of all of my colleagues here in the Senate the educational system in Virginia, it needs to be the crown jewel of Virginia and we are proud of that and it is that because of your hard work so we do appreciate that. We wish continued success to all of you and hope you have a wonderful reception later on today at the jefferson, thank you for being with us today. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in welcoming them and congratulating all of our esteemed teachers and professors from throughout Virginia. Welcome to the Senate. [applause] we will stand at ease.

The Senate will come to order. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment.

Thank you, mr. President. I would respectfully move once again that the rules of the Senate be suspended and that the privileges of the floor be extended to certain distinguished persons and I would respectfully yield to the Senator from Franklin.

Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the privileges of the floor grand to distinguished persons. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 35, nos zero.

Ayes 35, nos zero, the rules are suspended, the privileges of the floor are granted to distinguished persons. Senator Stanley.

Thank you, mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Virginia Senate ,it is my great honor today to present to you the family of nascar racing legend wendell Scott as we honor his memory. He was born on August 29th, 1921, in takenville, Virginia -- Danville, Virginia. Early on he was interested in cars. He went into the army and served as a mechanic in the 101st airborne division until his honorable 1945. He was married and they had six beautiful children. His skills as an auto mechanic were without peer. He ran a successful garage up on return from duty. His desire to provide a good living for his family led wendell to a side of the halling whiskey on the southside or what we call civil disobedience. He avoided revenuers and having the notable distinguished only being caught once but only because he drove into a ditch. In 1947 in an effort to get more african-american visitors to the races he went to the african-american community. Not finding any he went to the police. They told him about wendell. The promotor contacted Scott and invited him to the race at the Danville fairground. He borrowed one of his old liquor cars he could not otherwise drive because it was now beginning to be recognized by the police. In his first race he placed third and won $50. He was hooked. Thereafter Scott won dozens of races in his nine year career. His driving talent, skill as mechanic and hard work earned him thement recognition of thousand of fans despite racial prejudice in the 1950s. His breaking of the stock car level would not be eyes. On two 0 cains he attempted to enter nascar but was turned away by the color of his skin. He would not be denied. In 1954 he was accepted in the nascar modified division. In those years he honed his driving skills and began winning races. He ended up winning 127 races in the lower divisions. In 1959 alone he won a total of 22 races including the Virginia state championship. Based upon that success wendell Scott knew he was now ready to take on the grand nationals, what we know as sprint cup. In 1961 Scott debuted in spartanberg, south carolina. Drivers would try to force him off the track and they would demand fixed chipped paint. He was once disqualified because his crew was racially mixed. Sometimes he was only allowed to have his wife in the pit to help him during a race. Crowds would often jeer at him, Scott persisted. In spite he finished five times in the first year at the highest level of nascar racing. He had a lot working against him as grand nascar racer, he was independent racer racing against factory backed cars, he never drove a new car, he drove without sponsor ship, sometimes he went to a race hoping to win back the money back in the purse. Fortunately for him he had his wonderful family to serve as his pit crew to get him into the race and put him into a position to win that race and his competitors learned to respect him and to openly admire his can-do spirit. His biggest obstacle was being a blackman in a white man sport. He was blocked from some races, denied the promised compensation and sometimes ran off the track because of his skin color. Scott never let this stop him and despite the odds stacked against him he was a superior driver who often raced at the front of the pack despite these obstacles that were put in front of him. Grand national, sprint cup he finished in the top five 25 times and won one race at nascar's highest level. But even that one victory at a florida race track in jacksonville in December of 19 63, that victory was denied to him at the time he took the checkered flag. Despite his victory, he had lapped the field numerous times, legend even has it he passed nascar great richard petty on the final lap to win the race. He was not awarded the race until nascar awarded him the win some two years after the race. But his family never received the trophy he had earned until the year 2010. Some 47 years after the race and unfortunately 20 years after wendell Scott had passed away. A sports writer once noted wendell Scott was to nascar what jackie Robinson was to baseball. The difference was jackie played in liberal brooklyn and had the backing of the rookie. Wendell Scott raced in the south and had nobody. Southside's native son wendell Scott was the put into the 2015 class of nascar Hall of fame. I was privileged to join his wonderful family. With us on the floor are the following members, his son who worked in the pits with him, frank Scott, frank's beautiful wife mable and their son, his grandson also known as wawa. Pioneer and athlete continues in the lives of his children and grandchildren some of whom are with us in the gallery. Wendell Scott, believe it or not, worked hard as a mechanic, with that and his earnings in racing put all of his children through college and taught them the value of education as the tool to overcome any challenge in life. Many of them are teachers by profession and his legacy now lives in the wendell Scott foundation founded by his family and guided by his grandson warwick. This gives community based initiative to go into under served community and provide youth opportunities to stem activities and cultural activities that historically have not been available to those at or below the poverty line. Foundation members advocate for the children to best achieve the american dream. This crystallizes the essence of wendell o. Scott. The words like "can't" and "never" will never allowed to be used and were never allowed to be used in his life. They were even prohibited to be used in his garage. And just like wendell Scott, through hard work, dedication and perseverance, anything, anything and any dream can be achieved. Mr. President, I present to you, the Scott family.

Thank you, Senator. The clerk will please read the resolution.

Senate joint resolution 275, celebrating the life of wendell Scott senior, whereas wendell Scott senior I highly tall end driver in the first african-american to win a nascar premiere series event who died on December 23, 1990, will be inducted into the nascar Hall of fame with the class of 2015 and whereas the native of Danville wendell Scott joined many of the other young men of his generation in service to his country with the united states army during world war ii, he returned from the war and used his experience as a mechanic to open a garage and later drove a taxi in the area. And whereas fulfilling a long time dream to become a stock car racer, wendell Scott made his debut on the dixie circuit in 1952 winning his first race aftonly two weeks with his obvious natural talent and tough but smart style of driving he earned the respect and admiration of both fans and competitors. And whereas facing prejudice from organizers and lacking a major sponsor, wendell Scott maintained his own vehicle, often realsd without of date equipment and had his family as his pit crew, and as a competitor he won the dixie cir Suit championship in 1959 and now moved up to sprint cup series in 19 1. Throughout his career he made 495 starts, finished in the top five 20 times and was a top finisher 127 times. Whereas in 1963 wendell Scott became the first african-american driver to win a race in what is now the sprint cup series, starting in 15th place at speedway park in jacksonville, florida, he led the field for 27 lapse and won by two full lapse. And whereas despite being initially denied the victory and never receiving the trophy, wendell Scott continues to race until 1973. His best season came in 1966 when he finished 6th in points and whereas wendell Scott 's family was given a trophy for his victory in 2010, 20 years after his death and his inspirational story has become the subject of numerous documentaries and biographies, he was inducted in 1999 in tall talladega and a historical marker was put up in Danville, whereas his family works to honor his legacy by helping at risk the children in the commonwealth. Therefore it be resolved by the Senate and the House of delegates concurring, they note with great sadness the loss of wendell Scott senior, a beacon for social justice on the occasion of his induction into nascar Hall of fame of 2015. Be it resolved further the clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of wendell Scott senior as an expression of the general assembly's admiration.

I would ask the Senate to join me in offering the Scott family the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]

And behalf of the Senate, first of all, welcome to the Senate and congratulations and Senator Stanley, what a wonderful story this is and on behalf of the Senate I know we have a lot of nascar fans, it's a popular sport in the commonwealth of Virginia and it has grown and thanks to folks like your father and your grandfather for all his efforts. A quick story, I was brought up on the eastern shore, my brother and I had a stock car in high school and realized quickly it was not the way we were going to make our living. So mr. Scott's persistence definitely paid off and as part of the story we'd like to thank him for his service to the country and all of the things that you all have done to promote the sport and also to be role models for our youngsters, we thank you and we welcome you here and congratulations and I would ask the Senate again to please join me in offering them the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]

the Senate will stand at ease as we greet the Scott family. Thank you so much.

The Senate will come to order. Resuming the morning hour. Senator from powhatan, Senator Watkins.

Thank you, mr. President. Joining us in the gallery is the Reverend dr. Bruce gray, the chaplain of the Richmond fire department. I ask you to give him the greetings of the Senate.

Will the Reverend and his wife rise? Thank you for being here and appreciate everybody's patience in the gallery today, we appreciate you getting us off on a good start in our session and thank you for the service to the fire department. As we had talked earlier in climates such as this, there are elements they have to put up with and the freezing cold is one of them, so we thank you for all you do in protecting us and keeping us safe on the streets and in our homes. So I would ask the members of the Senate to please join they in offering Reverend dr. Bruce gray the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause] Senator from russell, Senator Chafin.

Thank you, mr. President. Today in the gallery we have the wife of my seat mate, Senator Watkins, and with her today are her good friend sandy, alice, and an intern tom. I hope that the Senate will give them the warm welcome of the Senate.

Thank you, Senator. Would miss Watkins and your guests please rise? Thank you all for being with us today and thank you for helping the Senator and you are working with a good man and I know you probably have learned a lot so I know he appreciates your help as well. We always appreciate seeing you in the gallery, mrs. Watkins. I'd ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering miss Watkins and her guests the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause] Senator from bath, Senator Deeds.

Mr. President, I would request that the journal reflect my desk mate the Senator from southeast Fairfax is away from her desk on a matter of personal business.

The journal will so reflect the Senator is away from the Senate on pressing personal business. The Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke.

I would like to request a leave of absence from the Senator from Portsmouth who is away from the capitol on pressing personal business.

The journal will reflect Senator Lucas is away on personal pressing business. The senior Senator from loudoun, Senator Black.

Thank you, mr. President, I rise for purposes of an introduction.

The Senator has the floor.

It is my very did stingts honor to introduce mr. Bill holson who is the father of the gentle lady from fauquier. He is once of the most distinguished and accomplished citizens of Virginia and it was in 2012 that he was honored right here on the floor of the Senate when he was named Virginia citizen of the year for 2012 and I ask that we extend a warm invitation of the Senate to mr. Bill h.Oltsman.

Thank you, Senator. Will mr. Bill holtsman please rise. Thank you for being here, you can stay stangd. Your daughter and seven or the eight of us came into the Senate in 2008 and we have been very good friends and as you know your daughter is well respected and well liked by all her colleagues in the Senate so you have a lot to be proud of. Thanks for joining us this afternoon. I'd ask members of the Senate to join me in offering mr. Holtsman, the father of the gentle lady from fauquier the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]

Senator McWaters.

Thank you, mr. President, I rise for purposes of an introduction.

The Senator has the floor.

In the gallery is miss laura Stanley who is clearly the backbone of the Stanley family, the wife of my seat mate. That family includes aubrey and chandler who are not here today but young colin Stanley is with us today. Colin is an active boy scout and does very, very well in school despite some of his family background. And, mr. President, you just have to kind of read sometimes what is put in front of you. I'm told colin also works well with horses including his dad. If you could give a warm welcome to the Stanley family.

I will, thank you, Senator. Will lauren and colin please rise? It was a great pleasure to meet you out at the fiddler's convention this year. The Senator from Virginia beach touched on it a little but we do need to talk about what happens in that corner. Colin, what age are you? 13? You are just the right age, we are recruiting pages, we are always looking for good pages, keep us in mind next year but thanks for making the trip and visiting with us. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering laura and colin the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]

Senator Obenshain.

I rise for purposes of an introduction.

The Senator has the floor.

I don't know there is any bigger nascar fan in the chamber than my seat mate, Senator Smith. He was able to give me running commentary during Senator Stanley 's presentation from the floor, but -- and he, I would point out, is very close to the hamblen family, maybe we can compare notes but we are join by other nascar fans who are the family members of the Senator from Roanoke County. -- whatever. I'm harrisburg too. His daughter, karen, her husband, kevin, and his granddaughter grace and grandson calvin are with us in the gallery and, mr. President, I would ask you ebbing ten the warm warm to these nascar fans as well.

Thank you, Senator. Would members of Senator ralph Smith please rise? Thank you for being with us this afternoon and I enjoyed meeting you earlier in the day and what a wonderful family you have and I don't know if you have her the stories but your father and I came into Senate at the same time and we farm the raffle caucus and it is -- ralph caucus and it is probably one of the most powerful caucuses. We are always looking for more ralphs. We hope you have a wonderful stay and safe trip back. I ask the senators to join me in offering the Smith family the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause] the Senator from James city county, Senator Norment.

Thank you, mr. President, I rise for purposes of an introduction.

The Senator has the floor.

Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, it's been an extraordinary day with some of the outstanding guests we've had. We have had special guests in the field of education and special guests with Hall of fame. In the gallery, mr. President, is a gentleman and his group that actually are engaged in a different form of education and also are enshrined in the Hall of fame. If you would extend a warm welcome of the Senate to bill jenkins and his band members and family members in the gallery. Bill jenkins is part and founder of a band the Virginia mountain boys bluegrass band and from an educational standpoint, mr. President, they have committed more than 500 songs to memory that they can play in a most entertaining manner, the educational component of that is these songs represent a history of many ballads that were camp songs in preservation of appalachean history of commonwealth that they have preserved through their musical talents. In 2004 bill jenkins and the Virginia mountains bluegrass band were inducted into the country music bluegrass Hall of fame and I would further say they are here today with buddy and peggy parker who have the Virginia musical museum. So if you would be so kind as to extend a very warm welcome to both these educators and members of the Hall of fame, sir.

Thank you, Senator. Would bill jenkins and his guests please rise? Welcome. What a great group and just as the Senator from James city county said, thank you for being here today and thanks for all of your contributions to the commonwealth through your talents and through your music. Tourism is so important and all the things you've done to bring people to Virginia, it all part of the overall process and package, so thanks for being with us today and, again, congratulations on your achievements. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering them the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]

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Thank you for that. Senator from Franklin, Senator Stanley.

thank you, mr. President. I rise for purposes of an introduction.

The Senator has the floor.

Thank you, mr. President. It was quite a honor to remember the life of wendell Scott. We have other members of the Scott family that are here today in addition to warick Scott, frapg and mable Scott, we have warick's wife, warick Scott jr., little wawa, he's right there. I must tell you I am so fond of wawa there, one time he told me his love for the tuba, and I told him he should one morning at about 6:00 a.M. He should go in front of their door and play it. I was kidding with him but he took it very seriously and I got a call from my good friend warick who said don't ever tell my kid to play the tuba in front of my bedroom door again. Farrah and daniel Scott are here. If you would extend them a warm welcome of the Senate and thank them from coming here on this special day.

Would members of the Scott family and all your friend and guests please rise? And, Senator, thank you for recognizing all the family, I know we just had several of the members stand for the floor presentation but we welcome all of you to the Senate today and congratulations on all of the accomplishments of mr. Wendell Scott, what a person he was and what contributions he's made to this commonwealth and to nascar which we are all big fans of. I would ask the members of the Senate and those in the audience to please join me in offering the Scott family the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause] the Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance.

Thank you, mr. President, I rise for two introductions.

The Senator has the floor.

We would like to welcome today to mr. Jefferson's capitol the Virginia chapter national social workers who are visiting as part of their 2015 day at the capitol. They have more than 250 members of the association that have join us around the capitol. Hopefully many have seen them and had a chance to visit with them. They are the largest providers of mental health services, they promote a platform that promotes increased opportunities for social workers as well as social justice issues around fair treatment and equality for all virginians. Mr. President, I would ask we give them as a body our warm welcome.

Will members from the national association of social workers please rise? Go ahead and stand up if you can, the social workers in the audience. It's time to stretch, right? Welcome to the Senate and just as Senator Dance has said, you provide so much of our services that are so important to the field of mental illness across the commonwealth and as you all probably know a lot of things we are trying to make improvements, people with mental illness have access, better crisis intervention, better law enforcement, using technology to reach out with tele-psychiatry, a lot of things are happening but we appreciate you being part of the process, thanks for visiting us and being advocates for social workers across the commonwealth, we hope you have a wonderful visit in mr. Jefferson's capitol. I ask the Senate to join me in offering the members of the national association of social workers the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]

Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance.

thank you, mr. President. Segueing another group that May be part of the national association of social workers, but they are from Virginia state university, my alma madre, a spes he'll introduction they have dr. Gwen thornton, I would say to you, when she started bringing the social worker students to the capitol to meet me in 2008 is when I started getting these visits, there were only about two, mr. President. But today there were so many they wouldn't fit in my office, we had to borrow the confrence room because there seemed to be over 50 of them she has now -- is now bringing to the capitol, they have grown in that period from 2008 to 2015, from about 2 to now over 50 and, so, mr. President, I would like for you to give dr. Gwen thornton and her group from Virginia state university social workers a warm Senate welcome.

I will. Thank you, Senator. Will dr. Gwen thornton and other members from Virginia state university please rise? Good, you are getting your exercise today, right? Thank you, I visited your university and what a nice school and we are blessed in Virginia to have great colleges and universities. We appreciate you all being here today and advocating on behalf of your university and also on behalf of social workers across the commonwealth. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering dr. Gwen thornton and members of the Virginia state university the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause] is there any other business for the morning hour. Seeing none, the clerk will please call the calendar.

Senate calendar for Thursday, February 19, 2015. Unfinished business. House h.B. 1275. House rejects Senate substitute

Senator Stosch.

I move we insist on our substitute.

the question is shall the Senate insist on the substitute and request a committee of conference. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 38, no rehabilitation and social services zero.

Ayes 38, nos zero, the Senate insists on its substitute and requests a committee of conference.

H.B. 1276. The House rejects Senate substitute

The senior Senator from henrico, Senator Stosch.

I move we insist on our substitute and request a committee of conference.

The question is shall the Senate insist on the substitute and request a committee of conference. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

ayes 37, nos zero.

Ayes 37, nos zero, the Senate insists on its substitute and requests a committee of conference.

H.B. 1891. The House rejects Senate substitute.

The senior Senator from henrico, Senator Stosch.

Blpt, I move that we insist up on our substitute and request a committee of conference.

Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate up exist on it's substance and request a committee of conference on House bill 1891. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 38, nos zero.

Ayes 38, nos zero, the Senate insists on its substitute and requests a committee of conference.

Unfinished business - Senate s.B. 695. Passed House with amendments.

Senator from ham top, Senator Locke.

I move we concur with the House amendments, they are merely clarifying in nature.

The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendments. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 38, nos zero.

Ayes 38, nos zero, the Senate concurs with the House amendments.

S.B. 744. Passed House with amendment

Senator Locke.

I move we concur with the House amendment, the line that was stricken was redundant.

All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

The Senate concurs with the House amendment.

S.B. 801. Passed House with substitute

Speaking to the bill.

The Senator has the floor.

Ladies and gentlemen, the amendments that came back from the House didn't change the ultimate effect of the original bill which was to finance clean energy projects and water usage, efficiency improvements. But they expanded the legislation and added distribution facilities for energy usage efficiency and also tightened up the regulatory structure with dme to do the underwriting for the financing of these projects. So I would again urge we concur with the House amendment.

Thank you, Senator, the question is shall the Senate concur with the House substitute. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 38, nos zero.

Ayes 38, nos zero, the Senate concurs with the House substitute. [captioning will continue in a moment]

The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 38, nos, zero.

Ayes 38, nos, zero, the Senate concurs with the House amendment.

Senate bill 871, passed the House with amendments.

Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove.

Thank you mr. President, I ask the Senate concur with the House amendment and speaking to the amendment.

Senator has the floor.

Thank you mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, the amendment is grandfathering clause for any political signs that do not have the authorized by and paid for notation.

The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendment. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 38, nos one.

Ayes 38, nos, zero, the Senate concurs with the House amendment.

Senate bill 931, passed the House with amendments.

Senator from ak knock, plrt Lewis.

I move the Senate accept the House amendment. Speaking to the motion.

Senator has the floor.

The amendment offered by the House, mr. President, members of the Senate, is wordsmithing that appears not to impact the object of the bill. It strikes out who was discharged or released and replaces it with whose final discharge or release.

Thank you Senator. The question is, shall the Senate concur with the House amendment, record record. -- those opposed, no, nos, zero. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no., rode red -- are the senators ready to vote, have all the senators voted vote.

Ice38, nos, zero.

Ayes 38, nos, zero, Senate con occurs with the House amendment.

Senate bill 938, passed the House with amendments.

Senator from western Fairfax County Senator morrison.

I would ask the Senate concur with the House amendments and speaking to that.

the Senator has the floor.

Thank you mr. President, the underlying bill authorizes police departments to transfer unclaimed firearms to the department of forensic science after keeping them for 60 days. The House amendments simply changes the number of days the police agency must hold an unclaimed firearm from 60 days to 120 days. And I ask that we accept the House amendments.

Thank you Senator. The question is, shall the Senate concur with the House amendments, all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote, have all the senators voted, do any of the senators desire to change their vote, the clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 38, nos, zero.

Aye 38, nos, zero, the Senate con occurs with the House amendments.

Senate bill 965, passed the House with a substitute.

Senator from Fairfax City, Senator peterson.

Thank you mr. President. With the recommendation that we reject, I move we concur with the House substitute.

Thank you. Speaking to that, basically this was the license plate reader bill, the police surveillance bill that passed out of here 38-nothing, went to the House, they put a substitute on it that gets us 90 percent of the way there but in order to get this to where it needs to be we need to send it to conference, so please reject it.

Thank you Senator. With the recommendation it be rejected the question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no., are the senators ready to vote. Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll ayes three, nos 35.

Ayes three, nos 35, the substitute is rejected.

Senate bill 1062, passed the House with amendments.

Senator from rockingham, Senator Obenshain.

Mr. President, I move the House amendment be agreed to, and speaking to that, this amendment simply gives local governments a little bit more control over the decision as to whether to add a scanner in certain high voter precincts.

Thank you Senator. The question is, shall the Senate concur with the House amendment. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 38, nos, zero.

Ayes 38, nos, zero, the Senate concurs with the House amendment.

Senate bill 1066, passed the House with a substitute.

Senator from rockingham, Senator Obenshain.

Mr. President, with the recommendation that -- relation that they be rejected I move we concur with the House substitute and speaking to that, the House simply takes a different approach, much more narrow, to how we avoid duplicate elections on the same ballot for the same office in the event there's a vacancy. So we need to put in conference to resolve the differences.

Thank you Senator. The senior Senator from loudoun, Senator Black ?

Senator, your light was on. I didn't know whether you needed to --

[inaudible]

Your seat mate might have accidentally hit it.

The question, with the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes three, nos 35.

Ayes three, nos 35, the substitute is rejected.

Senate bill 1168, passed the House with a substitute.

Senator from augusta, Senator Hanger.

Mr. President, I move that the House substitute be agreed to, but I would ask the members to reject that motion and I 'd like to speak to that.

The Senator has the floor.

Thank you mr. President, members of the Senate. Senate bill 1168 deals with child day care, and it appears the House has rolled I believe seven different bills together into one bill, and so on behalf of myself and the other patrons of child care bills, I would ask that you reject this so we can involve ourselves in the conversation as well.

Thank you. Thank you Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is, shall the substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes two, nos 36.

Ayes two, nos 36, the substitute is rejected.

Senate bill 1190 has passed dollars the House with amendments.

Senator from James city county, Senator Norment.

Mr. President, with the recommendation that we reject the House position on 1190, I would move that we concur and speaking to that motion to rescweact the amendment.

The Senator has the floor.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is an attorney's bill that has been evolving through the general assembly. It deals with an underinsured motorist provision, the purpose of putting into conferences to ultimately conform it to a resolution that has been reached.

Thank you rt. -- thank you Senator. With the relation it be rejected, the question is, shall the amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes five, nos 33.

Ayes five, nos 33, the amendments are rejected.

Senate bill 1194 is passed the House with a substitute.

Senator from James city county, Senator Norment.

May we pass that by temporarily sir?

Without objection, Senate bill 1194 will go by temporarily.

Senate bill 1195, has passed the House with a substitute, with amendments.

Senator from James city county Senator Norment.

Mr. President, with the recommendation that we reject the House substitute, I would ask that we concur with the House, and speaking to that motion, on bill 1195 sir?

The Senator has the floor.

Thank you mr. President. This is legislation that continues to deal with the special conservators of the Peace, which the Senate had concurrence on it. There are those in the House of delegates that have deleted some of the language, or reduced some of the language as it pertains to training, and also, the use of certain representations of police, and I think we need to continue to work on this bill a little bit. So I would ask that you reject the House position.

Thank you Senator. With the recommendation that they be rejected, the question is, shall the amendments be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes zero, nos 38.

ayes zero, nos 38, the amendments are rejected.

Senate bill 1217 has passed the House with amendments.

Senator from James city county, Senator Norment.

Mr. President, if we could pass that by timp rearl.

Without objection, bill 1217 will go by temporarily.

Senate bill 1247, passed the House with amendments.

Senator from bath, mr. Deeds.

Mr. President, I would ask you to concur with the House amendments. Normally this time of year, I like to talk about amendments being claritory, but these amendments, the words where they put a coma in the bill, they strike an a and replace an a with an any essentially conforms this monumental sidewalk bill to the House version. I would ask you to concur.

Thank you Senator. The question is, shall the amendments be agreed to? All those in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 36, nos one.

Ayes 36, nos one, the Senate concurs with the House amendments.

Senate bill 1443 is passed the House with a substitute.

The Senator from Newport News, Senator Miller.

Thank you mr. President. I move that we accept the House substitute.

This is the bill that says the localities in the Hampton roads planning district have to include their sea level and flooding plans in the comprehensive plan and then share them with their neighbors. The only change in the House was changing to shaves to May. And again, I move that we accept the House substitute.

Thank you Senator. The question is, shall the Senate concur with the House substitute? All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.

Ayes 26, nos 11.

Ayes 26, nos 11, the Senate concurs with the House substitute.

Senate joint resolution 243 has been agreed to by the House, with a substitute.

Senator from peterberg, Senator Dance.

Thank you mr. President. I move the House substitute be agreed to and speaking to the substitute?

The Senator has the floor.

Mr. President, the House substitute adds an additional year of studying to the department of veterans services, and in its original form, it asks for a completion of the study by the end of 2015, and submission of the findings to the general assembly by the first day of the 2016 session. This has now been moved one year followed, and it would be reported by November 30 of 2016 and available for the next regular association. -- session. I ask for your approval of this substitute.

Thank you Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the House substitute? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the Senate concurs with the House substitute.

Senate joint resolution 268, agreed to by the House with a substitute.

Senator from augusta, Senator Hanger.

M president, I move we concur with the House amendment.

The Senator has the floor.

Mr. President, this resolution, as it passed the Senate, focused primarily on a jlarc study of long term care as it related to medicaid funding. The House amendments actually, mr. President, changed that, as I think about that, mr. President. I would move that we concur with the House amendment, but I would ask that we reject those House amendments, mr. President. What they have done is expanded it well beyond the scope intended by the Senate and so I would ask the members to reject the amendment.

Thank you Senator. With the recommendation that the substitute be rejected, the question is, shall it be agreed upon? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The nos have it, the substitute is rejected.

Senate joint resolution 271 has been agreed to by the House with a substitute.

Senator from James city county Senator Norment.

Thank you mr. President. With the recommendation that we reject the House position, I would ask that we concur on sjr271 and speaking to that motion?

The Senator has the floor.

Thank you mr. President. This is dealing with the study of biosolids and we are very close on this. We just need to iron out exactly who will be undertaking this study.

Thank you Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is, shall the substitute be agreed to? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The nos have it, the substitute is rejected.

Senate joint resolution 272 has been agreed to by the House, with amendments.

Senator from James city county Senator Norment.

Mr. President, being redundant, with a recommendation that we reject the House substitute, I would ask we concur with it. This is dealing with a study for groundwater withdrawal, and we almost have Peace in the valley on who will be undertaking the study. We need to have a little more discussion about who will lead that study. So I would ask that you reject the House position.

Thank you Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is, shall the amendment be agreed to? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The nos have it, the amendment is rejected.

Page 17, uncontested calendar, House bills on third reading. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment.

Thank you mr. President, I respectfully move all the House bills on the third reading on the uncontested calendar which would include all House bills on pages 17-43, including House bill 2117 -- excuse me, 77, through House bill 2357, that they be placed on the final passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments, if any Senator would like to remove a House bill from the block, please do so after the clerk has read the number of that bill.

Thank you Senator. The question is, shall the House bills on the uncontested calendar, third reading, pages 17-43, House bill 2177 through House bill 2357, be placed upon their final passage in a block after the adoption of any amendments thereto with the understanding that any Senator desiring a bill removed from the block will do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the motion is agreed to. The bills are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the bills.

House bill 2177.

Mr. President?

For what purpose does the Senator rise?

I ask House bill 2177 come out of the block and go by for the day.

Without objection, House bill 2177 will come out of the block and by for the day.

House bill 1500, committee substitute has been adopted by the Senate. House bill 1767, the committee substitute has been adopted by the Senate. House bill 1927, reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute.

Senator from rockingham, Senator Obenshain.

Mr. President, I move the substitute be agreed to.

Thank you Senator. The question is, shall the committee substitute be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1285, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1286, reported from the committee on finance, with an amendment.

Senator from powhatan, Senator Watkins.

Mr. President I move the committee amendment be adopted.

The question is --

Mr. President?

Senior Senator from henrico?

Mr. President, I apologize to the gentleman. I would like to have a substitute motion or request that we reject the amendment and then quickly explain that this was an amendment that was placed on the bill at my request, in the finance committee, and I was not -- it was not known to us at the time that the parties who had been discussing this issue had been working out an arrangement and the amendment was unnecessary. This is a bill that allows for an income tax refund to be paid by check, and the tax department has agreed that if there is no default mentioned, then it be paid by check. So I apologize to the gentleman from powhatan.

Thank you Senator.

So with the recommendation that it be rejected, I move that the amendment be agreed to.

Thank you Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is, shall the committee amendment be agreed to? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no.

The nos have it, the amendment is rejected.

House bill 1297, reported from the committee on finance.

House bill 13 --

Mr. President?

The senior Senator from loudoun.

Can House bill 1297 come oust block?

Without objection, 1297 will come out of the block.

House bill 1357, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1360, reported from the committee on commerce and labor with amendments.

Senator from powhatan, Senator Watkins.

Mr. President, I would move that the committee amendments be adopted.

Thank you Senator, the question is, shall the committee agreements be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee amendments are agreed to.

House bill 1451, reported from the committee on general laws and technology, with amendments.

Senator from mecklenburg, senior Ruff.

I move the committee amendment be agreed to.

The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee amendment is agreed to.

House bill 1452, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1455, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1475, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1487, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1489, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 1523, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1562, reported from the committee on general laws and technology, with amendments.

Senator from mecklenburg.

Mr. President, I move that the committee amendments be agreed to.

Thank you Senator. The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee amendments are agreed to.

House bill 1563, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1588, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1589, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 1618, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1629, reported from the committee on commerce and labor, with a substitute.

Senator from powhatan, Senator Watkins.

Mr. President, I move we adopt the committee substitute.

The question is, shall the committee substitute be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1632, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1633, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1640, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1641, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1642, reported from the committee on general laws and technology, with a substitute.

Senator from mecklenburg.

Mr. President, I move the committee substitute be agreed to.

The question is, shall the committee substitute be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1673, reported from the committee on general laws and technology, with a substitute.

Senator from mecklenburg.

Mr. President, I move the committee substitute be agreed to.

The question is, shall the committee substitute be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1681, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1705, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 1742, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1747, reported from the committee on commerce and labor, with an amendment.

Senator from powhatan, Senator Watkins.

Mr. President, I would move that the committee amendment be adopted.

Thank you Senator. The question is, shall the committee amendment be agreed to? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee amendment is agreed to.

House bill 1256, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 12 -- 1757, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with amendments.

Senator from mecklenburg, Senator Ruff.

Mr. President, I move the committee amendment be agreed to.

The we is shall the committee amendment be agreed to, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee amendment is agreed to.

House bill 1766, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 1768, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1784, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 1790, reported from the committee on finance House bill 1794, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1795, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1799, reported from the committee on general laws and technology, with amendment.

Senator from mecklenburg.

Mr. President, move the committee amendment be agreed to.

The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee amendment is agreed to.

House bill 1800, reported from the committee on commerce and labor with a boot substitute.

Senator from powhatan Senator Watkins.

Mr. President I move the committee substitute be adopted.

The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1806, reported from the committee on commerce and labor.

House bill 1826, reported from the committee on general laws and technology.

Mr. President?

Senator from Roanoke County.

House bill 1826, could it come out of the block? Without objection, House bill 1826 will come out of the block.

House bill 1842, reported from the committee on finance, with an amendment.

Senior Senator from henrico, Senator Stosch.

Mr. President, I move that we agree with the committee amendment.

Question is, shall the committee amendment be agreed to, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee amendment is agreed to.

House bill 1860, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1867, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1878, reported from the committee on commerce and mayor, with substitute.

Senator from powhatan, Senator Watkins.

Mr. President, I move that we adopt the committee substitute.

Thank you Senator, the question is, shall the committee substitute be agreed to? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1885, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 1890, reported from the committee on finance, with a substitute.

Senior Senator from henrico, Senator Stosch.

Mr. President, I move the committee substitute be agreed to.

The question is, shall the committee substitute be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1899, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1901, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with a substitute.

The Senator from mecklenburg Senator Ruff.

Mr. President I move the committee substitute be agreed to.

The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. Owe owe -- as many as favor that motion will say aye, po poz. The ayes have it, the substitute is agreed to.

House bill 1916, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1917, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1942, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1950, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 1965, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1967, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1969, reported from the committee on finance House bill 1980, reported from the committee on commerce and labor, with amendments.

The Senator from powhatan, Senator Watkins.

Mr. President, I move that we adopt the committee amendments.

Thank you Senator. The question is, shall the committee amendments be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee amendments are agreed to.

House bill 2018, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 2019, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 2031, reported from the committee on commerce and labor with an amendment.

Senator from powhatan, Senator Watkins.

Mr. President, I move that the committee amendments be adopted.

The question is, shall the committee amendment be agreed to? As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee amendment is agreed to.

House bill 2055, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with an amendment.

The Senator from mecklenburg, Senator Ruff.

Mr. President, I move the committee amendment be agreed to.

The question is, shall the committee amendment be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee agreement is agreed -- amendment is agreed to.

House bill 2071, reported from the committee on general laws and technology, with a substitute.

Senator from mecklenburg, Senator Ruff.

Mr. President, I move the committee substitute be agreed to.

The question is, shall the committee substitute be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the substitute is agreed to.

House bill 2081, reported from the committee on commerce and labor with amendment.

Senator from powhatan, Senator Watkins.

Mr. President, I move the committee amendments be adopted.

The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee amendment is agreed to.

House bill 2098, reported from the committee on finance.

House bill 2148, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 2173, reported from the committee on finance, with an amendment.

Senior Senator from henrico, Senator Stosch.

Mr. President, I move that the amendment be agreed to.

The Senator -- thank you Senator, the question is shall theo shall the committee amendment be agreed to, as many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the committee amendment is agreed to.

Mr. President?

The -- can hb7123 come out and go by for the day.

That's 2173?

Yes.

Yes, sir, without objection, House bill 2173 will come out of the block and by for the day.

House bill 2176, reported from the committee on commerce and labor.

House bill 217 #, reported from the committee on finance, with a substitute.

Senior Senator from henrico Senator Stosch.

Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.

The question is, shall the committee substitute be agreed to. As many as favor that motion will say aye, those opposed, no. The aye versus it, the committee substitute is agreed to.

House bill 2204, reported from the committee on finance.

Mr. President?

Senator from bath.

Could House bill 2204 go by for the day?

Without objection House bill 2204 will come out of the block and by for the day.

House bill 2207, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 2277, reported from the committee on finance, with an amendment.

Senior Senator from henrico, Senator Stosch.

Mr. President, I move the committee amendment be agreed to.

Thank you Senator. The question is, shall the committee amend