01/21/2016 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. Dennis K. Myers, Southside
Baptist Association, Petersburg, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Sturtevant dispensed with reading of Journal
(32-Y 4-N)

BILLS REPORTED

From Courts of Justice: SB 23S, 48, 175, 198, 479, 544, 608, 615

From Education and Health:

From Transportation: SB 25, 35 rereferred to Finance, 46A
rereferred to Finance, 91A, 107, 120S rereferred to Courts of Justice, 163S,
197S, 299A, 375, 434A, 448A, 464

BILLS REREFERRED

From Transportation: SB 572 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 605
rereferred to Courts of Justice, 613 rereferred to Courts of Justice

Leave of absence granted: Senator Alexander

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN20121): reading waived (39?Y 0?N)

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint
resolution: HJ 188

Bills presented, ordered printed and referred/joint resolutions
laid on Clerks Desk under Senate Rules 11(b), (26)g and HJR 37: see January 22
Senate Calendar

HJR 178 - Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration (39?Y
0?N), readings waived, Agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N), House informed

Joint order pursuant to HJR 178

SR 29 - offered by Senator Wagner

SR 29 - Read third time, agreed to (voice vote), House informed

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: Nominations have been made pursuant to HJR 178
(Election of a Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia, Circuit Court Judges,
General District Court Judges, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Judges, a Member of the State Corporation Commission, and a Member of the
Virginia Workers Compensation Commission)

ELECTION OF A MEMBER OF THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION

A Member of the State Corporation Commission (39?Y 0?N)

Reading of report waived (37?Y 1?N)

SR 25, 26, 27, 28 - offered by Senator Obenshain

SR 30 - offered by Senator Wagner

SR 25 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived,
taken up for immediate consideration (39?Y 0?N), engrossed, agreed
to (voice vote)

SR 26 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived,
taken up for immediate consideration (39?Y 0?N), engrossed, agreed
to (voice vote)

SR 27 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived,
taken up for immediate consideration (39?Y 0?N), engrossed, agreed
to (voice vote)

SR 28 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived,
taken up for immediate consideration (39?Y 0?N), engrossed, agreed
to (voice vote)

SR 30 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived,
taken up for immediate consideration (39?Y 0?N), engrossed, agreed
to (voice vote)

House informed that nominations have been made pursuant to HJR 178

ELECTION OF A JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA, CIRCUIT
COURT JUDGES, GENERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGES, JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
DISTRICT COURT JUDGES, AND A MEMBER OF THE VIRGINIA WORKERS COMPENSATION
COMMISSION

A Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia (37?Y 0?N)

Circuit Court Judges (39?Y 0?N)

General District Court Judges (39?Y 0?N)

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges (39?Y 0?N)

A Member of the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission (39?Y
0?N)

Reading of report waived (37?Y 2?N)

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 27 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

SB 109 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

SB 205 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

SB 423 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (38-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.

[Unknown]
Gavel gafl [ gavel banging ] .
[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. The senators will please take their seats. Those people not entitled to the privileges of the floor will kindly retire to the gallery. The senators and all in attendance will please rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend Dr. Dennis k. Myers, southside baptist association, Petersburg, Virginia. Reverend meyers, thank you so much.
[Unknown]
Good afternoon and let us pray, please, and thank God for the blessings of life. Dear heavenly father, we thank you for this day. We thank you for the fellowship we have in your name. As we come together, please bless these men and women who serve this hallowed chamber and give thanks for their service to the community and to the give each man and woman present commonwealth. The ability to give of their time, their talents, and their treasures as they serve -- show service above self in serving their constituents, their localities, and the commonwealth of Virginia. May each one of these have the strength of samson, the wisdom of solomon, the patience of job, the perseverance of baal, and the love of jesus in all they do and say. May everything we do and say and think give you praise, honor, and glory. To your name as the giver of life and love. We ask that all these things be given in the name of God, who gives us something -- everything we have and what we are and who we will be. Amen.
[Unknown]
All: amen. [ no audio ]
Bill Howell
The clerk will call the roll. All those present will please vote aye. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: you have a quorum, Mr. President. Senate journal for Wednesday, January 20, 2016.
Bill Howell
The Senator from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant, moves that the reading of the journal be waived. All in favor of waiving the reading of the journal will record their votes aye, 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.
Glen Sturtevant
Clerk: ayes 32, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 4, the reading of the journalism is waived. -- journal is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the House of delegates.
Glen Sturtevant
Clerk: I do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
The clerk will report any communications from his excellency, the governor.
[Unknown]
Clerk: I do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, naemd clerk. The time has come to introduce guests to the gallery and take up other matters of the morning hour. The Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance .
Roz Dance
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for the purpose of three
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor. Introductions. .
Roz Dance
Thank you. This morning, the Senate was led in prayer by Reverend Dr. Dennis k.Myers. He serves as the president of the southside baptist association in Petersburg, Virginia, and he's also president of the Petersburg breakfast rotary. I've had the pleasure of knowing Reverend myers for some time now and I truly admire his commitment and work. He is accompanied by his wife connie, who's in the gallery, and Mr. President, you need to know that today is very special for Reverend myers because he turns 65. This is his birth tai today and we are grateful that he chose to share a portion of his day with us. Mr. President, I would ask that the Senate give him and his wife a warm Senate welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Reverend myers and your wife Ms. Connie myers, would you please rise. Thank you so much for being here with us today and -- [ applause ] and thank you as the Senator from Petersburg said for sharing your special someday and your birthday with us and it means the world to us for you to help us get off to a good start with your wonderful frair and message. We wish you the best. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering Reverend myers and his wife connie myers the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance .
Roz Dance
Thank you, Mr. President. In the gallery we have with us students and their instructor from the southside program for adult and career education, also known as pace. This regional adult education program serves the counties of Prince George, Suffolk, Surry, Dinwiddie and Greensville and the employees of Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg and Colonial Heights. They are here today learning about the legislative process. This group of students is currently part of a larger class at fort Lee. We also have with us members of the Virginia association of adult and continuing education. Mr. President, I would ask that the Senate give them a warm
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Welcome. Would members from the Virginia association for adult and continuing education please rise. Thank you, all for being -- [ applause ] just for the folks that are visiting stimet in the gallery, when we recognize folks, eye going to say a couple words and then I will ask for your welcoming, so thank you. But thank you all for being here and thank you for advocating for all that you do in the commonwealth. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the Virginia association for adult and continuing education the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Petersburg .
Roz Dance
Thank you again, Mr. President. Today in the gallery, we have a group of men from the alpha fy alpha fraternity incorporated. The alpha phi alpha fraternity is the first intercollegiate fraternity founded by african american men. Their mission is to develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for our communities. Their membership consists of over 2,500 college-educated men across the state of Virginia and they have active college and annum lum my chapters across the state. I had the opportunity to greet the group of men this morning, especially their president, Mr. Sean -- sorry. I want to make sure I had his name right. And the other members. I would ask you, Mr. President, if you would give them a warm Senate welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from alpha phi alpha fraternity please rise. Wow, you all are strong in numbers this morning. So thank you all for being here, getting ready for a winter storm, it looks like, so we appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to be with us and advocating for those things that you feel strongly about. So thank you again for being I ask the members of the Senate here. To please join me in offering members from alpha phi al few fraternity the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Russell County, Senator Chase .
Amanda Chase
Mr. President, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Amanda Chase
Together with us in the gallery today are several guests that have braved the weather of southwest Virginia to be here with us and seated in the gallery are Mr. Hairy rutherford -- harry rutherford and his wife lavonne rutherford, dennis and gnarl la short, harold and joyce gibson, shelly brady, carter mclaughlin, wendell turner, jay Lewis, and vicky Lewis, steve breeding, chairman of the board of service sores in Russell County and board members david eaton and luanne wallace. I hope I haven't missed someone. The good people of southwest Virginia are here to meet today with the legislature and they were here yesterday and they have a reception tonight scheduled at the amny to all of which -- at the omni to all of which everyone here is invited. Later today we'll be taking up Senate joint resolution 108 which commends harry taft rutherford jr. For his many contributions to Russell County, southwest Virginia, and the commonwealth as a whole, for his more than 36 years of service as a board member of the Russell County ida where he has served as vice chair and chairman for many years, and his leadership and service through the many, many organizations and businesses in southwest Virginia that he has served on. Mr. President, I hope that the members of the Senate and you will give our guests from Russell County the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Senator. Would members from the Russell County delegation please rise. Welcome and thank you, sir, for your service to Russell County and to the commonwealth, and as the good Senator said, we appreciate you taking time out. We always enjoy your reception for the southwest and I know there's a little bit of weather ahead of us, so I hope you all have safe travels back to your area of the commonwealth. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members of the Russell County delegation the warm [ applause ] welcome of the Senate. The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for a request and three introductions.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Adam Ebbin
Can the journal reflect that the gentleman from Norfolk is away on pressing personal business?
Bill Howell
Yes, the journal will so reflect that the Senator from Norfolk, Senator Alexander is from away from the capitol on pressing personal business. The Senator from Alexander dry yeah.
Kenneth Alexander
The first introduction is Dr. Logan capitan, the ceo of unmanned systems international and stacy stratton of cai. They are both leaders in the rapidly emerging field of unmanned aerial systems, would going to expand the benefits to the commonwealth of the promising technology. Miss stratton and I have been friends for about 20-something years since we were both in college at american university. I can't say that we've been in touch all those years, but she does know some stories that I hope she don't tell you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the unmanned aerial systems please rise. Thank you, all, so much for being here from up in Alexander dry yeah. It's a wonderful part of the commonwealth and thanks for all your doing. I ask the members of the Senate to fleece join me in Senator Ebbin 's guests the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] Senator from Alexander dry yeah.
Kenneth Alexander
My second introduction is someone who's a true multi tasker. Douglas bunch is committed to public service in a variety of ways. He's a partner in the public interest law firm of cohen and millstein. In the fair time, he has a -- fair time, he has a nonprofit that builds schools all over the world for underprivileged children and he's active in the community and mentoring students.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Would Mr. Douglas bunch please rise. To you as well, thank you for being here and thank you for all you do for the underprivileged in the commonwealth. I ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering Mr. Douglas bunch the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] Senator from Alexandria .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. My final introduction is two constituents who really make our community a better place. First I 'd like to introduce retired brigadier general lynn hooper with the Virginia independent auto dealers association and has serve our country with great distinction and also I 'd like to introduce his wife, lessalyne hooper who has been active with new hope housing in the 30th district. New hope housing is an award-winning nonprofit that has -- finds creative and lasting solutions to end the cycle of homelessness, particularly in the route one corridor. I hope you will extend to them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would Mr. And Mrs. Hooper please rise. You're on opposite sides of the gallery. Thank you all, in and Mrs. Hooper, so much for sharing time with us and for you and everyone else in the gallery today, we wish you safe strafls on your return home. I ask the members of the saint to fleece join me in offering Mr. And Mrs. Hooper the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from articleton, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Barbara Favola
Thank you. I also want to include Senator McPike in this introduction as well. We are here to support the american council on education women's network. Two of their leaders have joined us. Part of their program is to groom leaders, women leaders and to expose them to how government works. These ladies are here to observe the general assembly process and to also participate, so I would encourage as many lawmakers as possible to speak with both gash ra hopkins and Dr. Marlene mccabe. Barbara hopkins is currently the acting dean of the Manassas campus of the northern Virginia community college and miss hopkins has taught accounting courses for ten years and made significant contributions in developing a curriculum that improves student outcomes. Dr. Marlene mccabe is the strategic planning and policy manager and she's on the college staff, has close to 120 years of human re -- to years of human resource experience. I ask you to welcome both of these ladies.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. With Ms. Barbara hopkins and marlene mccabe please rise. Thank you so much for being here today. I was reading about the northern Virginia scomooj and you all have so much to be proud of and all part of the process as we work toward the new Virginia economy. Thanks for helping with preparation for those going into our workforce and appreciate you all being here today. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering Ms. Barbara hopkins and marlene mccabe the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] Senator from faucier, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, I rise for purposes of two introductions.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you. I am very proud to have the opportunity today to introduce in the gallery representatives from Virginia 's career and technical student organization, their state presidents. They are accompanied by one of my constituents, brian witt ds assisting and other also chaperones, heather highserman, andy stevenson, debby will, ann kraddock and debra trip. The students here today represent the seven careers a technical student organizations that are currently available to students in Virginia 's middle and high school. Those are deca state president from clark county high school, fccla state president from strasburg high school, ffa state president from randolph Henry high school, tsa state president from abingdon high school, skills usa state president from turner ashby high school. In addition we also have one national president with us today, kelsey stoner from deep run high school is a current tsa national president. We're very proud of these young men and women who have demonstrated such leadership and I would like to ask you to please extend to them the very warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from Virginia 's career and technical student organizations please rise. Good afternoon and thank you all for being here and thanks for playing such a major role and part in preparing, again, people for our workforce. So especially with vocational technical training, so thank you for all that you do. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the Virginia 's career and technical student organizations the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from fausier.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. A second introduction. I'm very proud to have in the gallery today a number of representatives from Virginia 's winner ri and vineyard industries. I believe I have more vineyards in my district than any other member of the Senate of Virginia. They're here today participating in Virginia wine council's annual wine and vine legislative day at the capitol. As many of you know, farm wineries, cideries, and vineyards continue to be a rapidly growing sector of the agriculture industry. The number of wineries in Virginia has grown from 129 in 2005 to more than 255 in 2016. Virginia wines generates $750 million in economic impact to Virginia. Supporting employment for 4,800 people industry wide. Virginia's wine industry generated $132 million in expenditures and also 1.6 tourists visited Virginia wineries. Virginia ranked fifth in the nation for wine grape production, which is impressive, so please join me in welcoming representatives from the wineries. Also their assistant director ben rowe here in the gallery. Please extend to them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the Virginia wine council please rise. Welcome and just as the Senator from falker said, we appreciate what you all do for Virginia 's economy and also for tourism and being from the eastern shore, we're very proud of our wineries on the eastern shore as well, as well as those throughout the commonwealth. So thanks for all you all do to contribute to the commonwealth. We appreciate you being here. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the Virginia wine council the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
Bill DeSteph
Mr. President, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill DeSteph
In the gallery today, we have captain chris ludford. Chris is a 19-year veteran with the Virginia beach fire department, currently serves as a captain of fire House 6. Chris also owns and operates pleasure House oysters based in lynn haven river, Virginia beach. They currently have over three million oyster growing in lynnhaven and last year donated thousands of dollars in goods and services to local and state charities. His family has owned this business and been featured on southern living, garden and guns, and the food network magazine. I ask you to welcome captain ludford.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would chris ludford please rise. Thank you for joining us and I hope everything back in Virginia beach is okay. Tell folks back there loyal and you know who I 'm talking about. Thanks for your service to the fire department and keeping us safe in Virginia beach and, again, thank you for your work with oysters and restoration and really cleaning under the Chesapeake bay so we appreciate all you do. I'd ask members of the Senate to please join me in welcoming chris ludford to the Senate of Virginia. [ applause ] the Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for the purns of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor. .
Bryce Reeves
Mr. President, as we all get ready to go home for snowmageddon, there are some of those that we've seen outside today that are in the gallery today preparing to leave their homes so that they can protect us as we get ready for this. Three of those individuals are in the gallery today. Sergeant adele callston from the ashley -- callston from the army national guard, and two other members from the air -- I butchered it. Special capazo -- stand up and tell me how to pronounce your last name.
[Unknown]
Capazola. Mr. President, as I was. From the Virginia defense force. Thank you, specialist. Mr. President, I would ask that you not only give them the warm welcome, but keep them in our thoughts and prayers as they get ready to deploy for what's about to hit us. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would sergeant dalton, tech sergeant aquino and specialist capazola please rise. Thank you all for being here and you're in uniform ready to go, ready for action today. We appreciate all that you all do for the commonwealth and your service. So we just -- and the Senator said, we pray and hope that you stay safe and can keep the commonwealth safe as well. So thank you for being here this morning. I would ask members of the Senate to fleece join me in -- please join me in offering sergeant dalton, tech sergeant aquino and specialist capazola the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Accomack, Senator Lewis. Mr. President, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, members of the Senate have visiting with us in the gallery today is a group of students and educators from the middle pocahontas regional adult -- pnz regional and adult education program. This serves seven counties. This organization helps with adult literacy, ged programs and teaching english to non-native speaking students. Included in today's groups are instructors brooke pizetti, susan sanerson, ed ditz turner, rose veltman and claudia reyes. I ask you give them a warm
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Welcome. It's great seeing you here today and thank you for sharing sometime with us this afternoon. We certainly hope when you finish here today, you have safe journeys home. I look forward to seeing you again soon in the future. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering visitors from the middle peninsula of the the Senate. Commonwealth the warm welcome of [ applause ] the Senator from Portsmouth, Senator Lucas .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, it is indeed my pleasure today to be able to welcome our friends from the March of dimes from across the commonwealth who are here to support legislative issues that help improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects. Premature birth and infant mortality. The March of dimes is dedicated to improving the health of all babies and their families. Prematurity is the number one killer of babies in the united the March of dimes is working to states. Change that and help more moms to have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. The March of dimes has led the drop in premature births in the commonwealth from 12.1% to 9.2%. The March of dimes helps moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies by funding research to identify the reasons buy babies are -- why babies are born too soon or very sick. Some of this work is performed at Virginia 's own highly acclaimed research facilities. The March of dimes is pioneering a novel team approach to examine the complex problems of pre-term birth from every angle by launching five transdisciplinary prematurity research centers aimed exclusively at finding the unknown causes of premature births. All these centers, scientists from many diverse disciplines work together to develop a new strategy to understand and ultimately develop preventions for pre-term labor. We recognize the March of dimes for the contributions made to our commonwealth and, Mr. President, I would appreciate it if you would give them a warm Senate and Virginia welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the March of dimes please rise. Welcome this morning and we really do appreciate all that you do for preventing premature births, and as the Senator said, this is something that together we've made a lot of progress over the years, and obviously still have room to go, but thanks for your advocacy and thanks for being here today. We wish you safe travels this afternoon. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the March of dimes the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from James city county, I believe we have a communication from the House if you could make a motion for that, I 'd appreciate it.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully move that we waive the reading of any communications received from the House of daegts, sure.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the communication 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 30.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. Rat edding of the communication is waived. Resolutions, petitions and bills are now in order. Is there any other business to come before -- for the morning hour, rather? The clerk will please call the calendar. Senator from Rockingham, Senator oesh shane.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the rules be suspended, the committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution and that House resolution number 178 be taken up for immediate consideration.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended, the committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution, and House joint resolution number 178 be taken up for immediate consideration. 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the reading of the resolution be waived.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the reading of the resolution waived. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed no. The ayes have it. The reading of the resolution is waived. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the resolution be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of agreeing to the resolution 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?
Bill Howell
Ayes 39, nos 0. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The resolution is agreed to. The chair directs the Senator from Rockingham, Senator oesh shane, to inform the House of delegates of the action of the Senate. The Senate will stand at ease.
[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. The time for the joint order for certainly judicial elections has arrived and the Senate on its part is ready to proceed with the execution of House joint resolution number 178. The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that Senate resolution number 29 be agreed to. That's the resolution that's been on the calendar for the state corporation commission judge.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. The Senator -- senior Senator from Virginia beach. I'm sorry, the chair directs Senator Wagner from Virginia beach to inform the House of delegates that the nominations have been made by the Senate. [ no audio ]
Frank Wagner
Welcome Delegate Loupassi. [ inaudible comments ] >> Thank you, Delegate .
Bill Howell
As many are in favor of the nominee of the Senate as named by Senate resolution number 29 to be a member of the state corporation commission 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion carried. The Senate -- or the chair appoint the senators Black, Sturtevant, and Lucas to the committee on the part of the Senate to count and report the vote of each House and each case. Senate will stand at ease. [ gavel banging ] >>> The Senate will come to order. The joint order under House joint resolution number 178 will be resumed. The clerk will please read the report of the committee to count the votes.
[Unknown]
Clerk: the number of votes necessary to elect in the House of delegates, 51. In the Senate, 21.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
I move that we waive the reading of the vote.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the report 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.
Frank Wagner
Clerk: jaes 37, nos one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 1. The reading of the report is waived. Those named in the report as having received the vote of a majority of the members elected to each House of the general assembly are declared duly elected as a member of the state corporation commission. Congratulations. The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move that the rules be suspended, the committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution, the readings of the title be wavered and Senator resolution number 25 be taken up for immediate consideration.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the ruleses suspended, the committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution. The readings of the title be waived and Senate resolution number 25 be taken up for immediate 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.
Mark Obenshain
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The ruled are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The chair recognizes the Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move the rules be suspended, the committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution, the readings of the title be waived, and the Senate resolution number 26 be -- 25 be agreed to. I move that Senate joint resolution -- Senate resolution number 25 be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed no. [ ayes expressed ]
Mark Obenshain
The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. Nominations are now in order for judges of the respective circuit Senator from Rockingham, Senator courts. Obenshain.
[Unknown]
What I just said. Mr. President, I move the rules be suspended, the committee on courts of justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution, and that the readings of the title be waived, Senate resolution number 26 be taken up for immediate consideration.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended, the committee for court much justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution, the readings of the title be waived and Senate resolution number 26 be taken up for immediate consideration. 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate Senator from Rockingham, Senator consideration. Obenshain.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the resolution be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. Nominations are now in order for judges of the respect stiff general district court. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the rules be suspended, the committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution, the readings of the title be waived, and that Senate resolution number 27 be taken up for immediate consideration.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the rules be suspended, the committee for court much justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution, the readings the title be waived and Senate resolution number 27 be taken up for immediate consideration. 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the resolution be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed no. [ ayes expressed ]
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. Nominations are now in order for judges of the respective juvenile and domestic relations district court. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the rules be suspended, the committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution, the readings of the title be waved and Senate resolution number 28 be taken up for immediate consideration.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the rules be suspended, the committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution, the readings of the title be waived and Senate resolution number 28 be taken up for immediate consideration. 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the resolution be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. Nominations are now in order for a member of the Virginia workers compensation commission. The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
Mr. President, I move the rules be suspended, the committee on commerce and labor be discharged from further consideration of the resolution, the readings of the title be waived and Senate resolution number 30 be taken up for
[Unknown]
The question is shall the immediate consideration. Rules be suspended, the committee on commerce and labor be discharged from further consideration of the resolution, the readings of the title be waived and Senate resolution number 30 be taken up for all in favor of the motion will immediate consideration. 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.
Frank Wagner
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
Mr. President, I move the resolution be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye.. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. The chair directs the Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain, to inform the House of delegates of the nominations that have been made by the the Senate will stand at ease. Senate. [ gavel banging ] the Senate will come to order. Pursuant to the joint order, it is now in order that the rolls be called. As many as are in favor of the nominee of the Senate as named by Senate resolution number 25 to be a judge of the court of appeals of Virginia 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.
Mark Obenshain
Clerk: ayes 37, nos 0.
Bill Howell
Ayes 37, nos 0. The motion carried. All in favor of the nominees of the Senate as named by Senate resolution number 26 to be judges of the respective circuit courts will record their votes yea, 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.
Mark Obenshain
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
Bill Howell
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion carried. All in favor of the nominees of the Senate as name by Senate resolution number 27 to be judges of the respective general district courts 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
Bill Howell
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion carried. All in favor of the nominees of the Senate as named by Senate resolution number 28 to be judges of the respective juvenile and domestic relations district courts 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
Bill Howell
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion carries. As many as are in favor of the nominee of the Senate as named by Senate resolution number 30 to be a member of the Virginia workers compensation commission 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion carries. The chair appoints Senator Chafin, Sturtevant, and Deeds the committee on the part of the Senate to count and report the vote of each House in each case. The Senate will stand at ease. [ gavel banging ] >>> The Senate will come to order. The joint order unhouse joint resolution number 178 will be resumed. The clerk will please read the report of the committee to count the vote.
[Unknown]
Clerk: the committee has reported as follows. Number of votes necessary to elect in the House of delegates, 51. In the Senate, 21.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The Senator from rorking ham, Senator robbery shane.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move to waive the reading of the report.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the reading of the report 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 37, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2. The reading of the report is waived. Those name in the report as having received the vote of a majority of members elected to each House of the general assembly are declared duly elected a judge of the court of appeals of Virginia, as judges of the respective circuit court, general district court, and juvenile/domestic relations district court, and as a member of the Virginia workers compensation commission for the terms that had been set forth. Congratulations. The clerk will please call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Senate calendar for Thursday, January 21st, 2016. Uncontested calendar, Senate bills on third reading.
[Unknown]
Sanders from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I respectfully move all the Senate bills on the third reading on the incontested calendar, including all Senate bills on pages one and two, 27 through Senate bill 423 be placed on the final passage in the block. If any Senator desires to remove a bill from the block, please do so after the clerk has red the number of that bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate bills on the uncontested calendar, third reading, pages one through two, Senate bill 27 through Senate bill 423 be placed upon the final passage in the block with the understanding that any Senator desiring a bill removed from the glok will do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill. All in favor of the motion will say aye. [ ayes expressed ]
[Unknown]
Those opposed no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed tos. The bills are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 27, Senate bill 109, Senate bill 205, Senate bill 423, Senate bill 240 -- that's not in the block, sorry.
Bill Howell
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the bills in the block pass. 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 38, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0. The bills in the block pass.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, Senate bill bills on third reading, Senate bill 240. A bill relating to Virginia tort claims act, notice of claim, electronic filing when notice filed with the department of transportation.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, this is a bill that was requested by vdot to make it easier for people to file claims, mostly small claims, about 3,000 claims that were filed in the first six months of last year, for example. Mostly small claims. It allows people to use electronic filing. They can also citizen to use hand -- continue to use hand filing, mail filing and so forth for the notice of claims. It doesn't take away any rights, just adds the right to have electronic filing. With that explanation, I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the pass. 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.
John Edwards
Clerk: ayes 37, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 241, a bill to substitute -- to substitute service of process of registered agent of domestic corporation.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator peterson.
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass and speak to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this is a bill you've all been waiting fors if it had to do with service of process on corporations. It is a somewhat arcane subject, but I 'm going to spend just a moment on it. Basically when you serve process on a person, you can either serve that person individually by handing it to them through a process server or most it on the single-family residence where they abide. However, when you serve process on a corporation, you have to serve process actually on an officer of the corporation or what's known as a registered agent, which every corporation in Virginia is required to maintain. What has happened in the new world of corporations is that more and more individuals have put their assets or put their businesses within a llc, a limited liability company, which oftentimes can be a home-based business based out of their House. You have an odd situation where someone can be served by posting on their House if they're an individual. However, if that person is operating through a llc or a corporation, that same House, they can hide behind a door or hide behind the curtains and not accept service and not open the door and you cannot get service by posting. You actually got to go back to the clerk, have a new summons issued, and then serve it through the secretary of the commonwealth. This is actually a serious issue when it comes to a situation where you have theft or fraud or embezzlement, where as a civil it will Garrett, you need to move quickly to get service in order to get an injunction or some type of immediate relief. I had a more ambitious bill that would have sort of treated individuals and corporations equally. That didn't get through, but I want to thank the gentleman from Franklin who kind of narrowed it down in scope to at least level the playing field between home-based corporations and individuals and giving the overlong and tedious explanation, I appreciate your vote.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Rockingham, Senator oesh chain. Thank you, soernt. The question is chal Senate bill 241 pass. 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 26, nos 13.
[Unknown]
Ayes 26, nos 13. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 424, a bill relating to the department of criminal justice services, private security registrants, photo identification.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
Mr. President, I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Adam Ebbin
Sb 424 renews the practice of including a photograph on the state issued I .D.S for private security registrants. These include private investigators, armed security guards and personal protection specialists as well as locksmiths. It provides the public with a degree of certainty when someone interviews them or they run into these people, that they are who they say they are in potentially dangerous situations. I renew my motion that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 424 pass. 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Clerk: uncontested calendar, Senate bills on second reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I would respectfully move that all of the Senate bills on the second reading on both the uncontested and regular calendar, which would include all Senate bills on pages 4 through 6, including Senate bill 24 through Senate bill 374 be end grossed and advanced to their third reading in the block after the adoption of any amendments there to. Any Senator who desires to remove a bill from the uncontested second calendar will please do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill, and I inadvertently hit the wrong tape and so these are only the reading on the uncontested calendar.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall all Senate bills on second reading of the uncontested calendar on pages 4 through 6, Senate bill 24 through Senate bill 374 be engrossed and advanced to the third reading in the block after the adoption of amendments there Senate bills on the second to, that any Senator desiring to remove a bill from the block would do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill. All in favor of the motion will say aye. [ ayes expressed ]
Tommy Norment
Those opposed, no.. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 24 reported from the committee on general laws and technology. Senate bill 38, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. Senate bill 192, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. Senate bill 209, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. Senate bill 374, reported from the committee on commerce and labor.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate bills be engrossed and advanced to their third reading. All in favor of the motion will say aye. [ ayes expressed ]
[Unknown]
Those opposed, no.. The ayes have it. The bills are engrossed and advanced to their third reading.
[Unknown]
Clerk: regular calendar, Senate bills on second reading. Senate bill 11, a bill relating to sex offender and crimes against minors registry, publication of registrant employer information. Reported from the committee for courts of justice with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax County, saerge Howell .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The Senator from fair fax county.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the bill be engrossed and and vansed to it's third reading. All in favor say yea. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced. >>.
[Unknown]
Clerk: saib 179 a bill relating to the small business investment grant fund, administration equal certifications. Reported from the committee on general laws and technology.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Portsmouth, Senator Lucas .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the bill be end gronsed advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
All in favor na l of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 208, a bill relating to statewide fire prevention code, state fire marshal, consumer fireworks penalties. Reporting from the committee on general laws and technology.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Buckingham, Senator Garrett .
Tom Garrett
I ask that bill go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 208 will go bye for the day.
Tom Garrett
Clerk: Senate bill 229, a bill relating to purchase of flags of the united states of america and the commonwealth of Virginia by public bodies. Reported from the committee on general laws and technology.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Henrico, Senator McEachin .
Don McEachin
Mr. President, I move that bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
[Unknown]
The question is shall Senate bill 229 be engrossed and advanced to its third raiding. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The yas have it period of time bill is engrossed and advanced to third reading.
Don McEachin
Clerk: Senate bill 305, a bill to require the department of professional and occupational regulation to provide certain notices in english and spanish regarding the handling of asbestos. Reported from the committee on general laws and technology.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
I move the bill be engrossed and passed to it third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third raiding. All in favor of the realization will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and and vad vansed to it third reading.
Adam Ebbin
Clerk: Senate bill 335, a bill relating to public employment, inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal convictions, charges and arrests.
[Unknown]
Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and add varnsed to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 337, bill relating to the department of services, Virginia war memorial division, names and homes of record designation for virginians killed in action. Reported on the economy on general laws and technology with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Newport News, Senator Miller .
John Miller
I move the amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed all in favor of the motion will to. Say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Newport News .
John Miller
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading. All in favor of the motion say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 351, a bill relating to treasury board
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the meetings. Bill be engrossed and passioned to third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading.. All in favor of the motion say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate bill 447, a bill relating to employment of special counsel by the attorney general or governor fmp reported from the committee on general laws and technology.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator oesh chain.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the bill be engrossed and advanced. To third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading.. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Clerk: uncontested calendar, Senate bills on first reading.
[Unknown]
The the Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I respectfully move all the Senate bills on both the uncontested and regular calendar, that the rules of the Senate be suspended and the first constitutional reading of the titles be dispensed with.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the first reading of the titles of Senate bills on the uncontested and regular calendars, Page 9 through 1r5 Senate bill 78 through Senate bill 446, be dispensed with. All in favor of the motion will record their votes yea. 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.
Tommy Norment
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
The reading of the titles is dispensed with. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I would now ask that all the bills be passed by for the day.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate bills on the uncontested and regular calendars now on second reading be passed by for the day. All in favor of the motion will say aye. [ ayes expressed ] those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bills will go bye for the day.
Tommy Norment
Clerk: Page 15, regular calendar, Senate joition joint resolution on first reading. Senate joint resolution one, ratifying the equal rights amendment to the united states constitution. Senate joint resolution 70, proposing an amendment to the constitution of Virginia by adding an article one, a section numbered 11-a relating to the right to work. Memorial resolutions.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I would now move that all the memorial resolutions on pages 16 through 20, which would include House joint resolution number 4 through Senate resolution number 3 be agreed to in the usual manner, waiving the reading of the resolution. Any Senator who desires to remove a memorial resolution from the block should please do so after the clerk has read the title of that resolution.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the memorial resolution up on pages 16 through 20, House joint resolution 4 through Senate resolution 3 be considered in the block in the usual manner, waiving the reading of the resolutions thereof with the understanding that any Senator desiring a resolution removed from the block would do so after the clerk has raeld the title of the resolution. All in favor of the motion say aye. Those opposed, no. The motion is agreed tos if the resolutions are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the titles of the memorial resolutions.
Tommy Norment
Clerk: hj 4, celebrating the life of emily elizabeth selke. House joint resolution 5, celebrating the life of yvonne marie ciarlo selke. House joint resolution 8, celebrating the life of george albert Williams. House joint resolution 24, celebrating the life of evelyn thompson lawrence. House joint resolution 25, celebrating the life of roy l. Skeen. House joint resolution 26, celebrating the life of sharon Smith hembree. House joint resolution 27, celebrating the life of geraldine hankins sword. House joint resolution 28, celebrating the life of stephen w. Morris. House joint resolution 35, celebrating the life of adam Ward. House joint resolution 39, celebrating the life of alison bailey parker. House joint resolution 40, celebrating the life of richard t. Allan, jr. House joint resolution 47, celebrating the life of roger green. House joint resolution 51, celebrating the life of jesse clingenpeel. House joint resolution 57, celebrating the life of anthony young. House joint resolution 60, celebrating the life of charles rinker. House joint resolution 74, celebrating the life of James o. Shaw, jr., m.D. House joint resolution 111, celebrating the life of dan rudolph lowe. House joint resolution 113, celebrating the life of jerry paul Miller. House joint resolution 114, celebrating the life of clyde f. Jackson. House joint resolution 118, celebrating the life of alphonzo lasalle holland, sr. House joint resolution 128, celebrating the life of wilford Taylor, sr. House joint resolution 129, celebrating the life of roger parker, jr. House joint resolution 147, celebrating the life of carlton Lee wingfield. House joint resolution 148, celebrating the life of edith r. Jones. House joint resolution 153, celebrating the life of vaudene rose fable pedigo. Senate joint resolution 74, celebrating the life of dennis m. Gronka. Senate joint resolution 76, celebrating the life of mary esguerra. Senate joint resolution 100, celebrating the life of kathleen flanagan mcmanus. Senate joint resolution 103, celebrating the life of vincent johns thomas. Senate joint resolution 104, celebrating the life of the honorable leonard w. Lambert, sr. Senate joint resolution 105, celebrating the life of allix bledsoe James. Senate joint resolution 110, celebrating the life of rudolph prosser crowther, sr. Senate joint resolution 111, celebrating the life of albert Stuart iii. Senate resolution 3, celebrating the life of robbin thompson.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The resolutions will be agreed to in the usual manner. All those in favor of agreeing to the memorial resolutions will please rise. The resolutions are agreed to. [ gavel banging ]
[Unknown]
Clerk: commending resolutions.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I move move that all the comepding resolutions -- commending resolutions on pages 20 through 28 of the calendar, including House joint resolution number 6 through Senate resolution number 23 be agreed to in the block in a voice vote, waiving the reading of the resolution. Any Senator who desires to remove a commending resolution from the block should please do so after the clerk has read the number of that resolution.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the commending resolutions on pages 120 through 28, House joint resolution 6 through Senate resolution 23, be considered in the block by voice vote, waiving the reading of the resolutions with the understanding that any Senator desiring a resolution removed from the block would do so after the clerk has read the number of the resolution. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to. The resolutions are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the resolution.
Tommy Norment
Clerk: House joint resolution 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 30, 32, 33, 34, 36, 41, 43, 46, 48, 49, 54, 59, 62, 67, 68, 71, 75 is 80, 81, 85, 91, 95, 98, 102, 106, 107, 121, 122, 125, 126, 127, 130, 132, 133, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 152, 154, 155, 156, 175. Senate joint resolutions 77, 78, 82, 98, 99, 106, 108, 109. Senate resolutions 2, 13, 20, and 23.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the resolutions be agreed to. All in favor of agreeing to the resolutions will say aye. [ ayes expressed ]
[Unknown]
Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The resolutions are agreed to. The Senator from -- Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would ask that the rules be suspended and House joint resolution 188 be taken up for immediate
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Consideration. The question is shall the rules be suspended and House joint resolution 188 be taken up for immediate consideration. All in favor of the motion will record that I 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The clerk will please read the title.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House joint resolution number 188, commending richard v. Hurley.
[Unknown]
Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the resolution be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. The Senator from jame city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, inquire of the clerk z that complete today's
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. Calendar?
Tommy Norment
Is there any other business to come before the Senate ? The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. Point of personal privilege. >>. >>. >>.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, standing before you today, we've gone through a series of recognitions over the past -- this past week astra digs of the Senate -- as the tradition of the Senate and I start out by saying that this being the -- one of the first opportunities I 've had to speak from this side of the aisle this year, that I would like to acknowledge that I consider myself an ambassador over here, Mr. President, and that I still remain loosely associated with the 20 on the south side of the and I May need to continue to floor. Reinforce that throughout the session, Mr. President, but I just felt the need to make that expression here today. But I stand today to call attention to and honor the memory of thomas jonathan stonewall jackson on this is oeb vans of his birth on January the 21st, 1824. You know, I was reflecting as I came down Monday, you know, we do this each year in observance of king, Lee, and jackson, and I had the opportunity as I was driving down here Monday morning, I turned on the radio as I went through zion's crossroads and actually I would typically be listening to john boy and billy, but on this particular morning, I happened to hit npr, and actually it was the official observance of Dr. King's birth and there was a speech, an errored speech that I had -- a recorded speech that I -- it wasn't the "I have a dream" speech, it was another speech I listened to. I found it intriguing, actually, the man and the remarks he made, and as I thought about it, certainly reflecting back on the remarks of the gentle lady from Hampton and the remarks from the gentleman from Stafford on the other two observances, that this was coming up, and we really need to, as we observe tradition, just take a moment to reflect on why it is that we honor these individuals. Jackson was a complex person with a deep religious fervor and a fiercely aggressive fighting spirit, a master of rapid movement, and surprise tactics. Not unlike some of the members of this body. He kept his intention sometimes veiled in secrecy so that often his own officers didn't really know his plans until they were ordered to strike. Like some members of this group, he recognized the call to fight for Virginia in a time of troubling war and he obeyed it. I've had the opportunity, Mr. President, to hear on the floor of the Senate, to go into some detail about general jackson and his achievements in the past, but today I wanted to be brief and yet in part address an issue really of concern that challenges us all sometimes. Sometimes it divides us, but clearly is in the background of our thoughts as we attempt to address our history in the context of our present here in Virginia nation. We at times are anxious to address past injustices and at the same time, many of us are leery of becoming too politically correct or the opposite, potentially offensive, with whom we choose to honor and the manner in which we do it. We at times unnecessarily distance ourselves from our past great leaders, so as we superimpose the standards of today and look back at them through the prism of current experience, seem to have become diminished in stature. Who would know better than those of us who sit here today the shortcomings inherent in all who choose to serve in the public arena. When we look back in our history, we have this -- to those who have distinguished themselves, such as king, Lee and jackson, as we recognized over this past week, we must remember to focus on their achievement much and qualities of leadership that have caused them to make contributions to the betterment of man kind and not to unduly focus on their moral shortcomings. I should say mortal shortcomings. The unforeclosing the bigots and the overly ambitious are experts at discovering the faults in others. We who are called to serve can rise above that. Jackson, Lee and king rose above that. Jackson, a humble instructor at Virginia military institute, took up arms to protect our state and bape so respected and -- became so respected and admired by the citizens at that time that upon his death, he lay in state in our governor's mansion, was pulled through the streets of crowds that lined the streets here in the city of Richmond, and then lay at rest in the well of the House of delegates. Mr. President, I move that when we adjourn today, we do so in honor of stone wall jackson.
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen .
Chap Petersen
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise to speak on a point of
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor. Personal privilege.
Chap Petersen
Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I 'm glad to have the gentleman from Augusta speak on stonewall jackson because it reminds me that at the battle of first Manassas, there was a saying that there stands jackson like a stone wall rallied behind the virginians and in that moment like so many others, the eyes of the country were on Virginia just like nearly 100 years later, 1989, the eyes of the country were on Virginia when we elected the first african american governor. So as once before as it was again, the eyes were on this commonwealth. March 1st, the eyes will be on this commonwealth because we'll be holding a presidential primary. It never ceases to amaze me how closely people follow national politics and how loosely they follow the goings on in my part of the state. People are interested in the presidential primary and all the folks running and my own daughters are very interested in these campaigns when they had main medical stw in my campaign, but the bottom line is we have an opportunity on March 1st to open the doors and let people come in and actually vote on an issue that they've been obsessed about the last 12 is for. I raise this because I had a being with a group of election officials from my part of the state on Monday, and one of the things that they expressed disanyway about was the idea that they were going to have to administer a loyalty oath to a large number of people that are going to be coming in to strote in a presidential primary. Now, let me say before I start casting stones, that is a uniform state law that's been on the books, both parties have taken advantage of it, both parties have utilized it and I 'm not placing any blame for those folks that utilize what's in the law. I will tell you as an attorney, you always tell your client what their options are and they should use the options which make the most sense. What I 'm saying is in today's Virginia, it's no longer appropriate to have state agency and state employees enforcing a loyalty oath to decide whether or not people can participate in a state-run primary. We need to change that law. We don't need to cast blame out to who enacted the law, we just need to change the law. I've already filed legislation, one of these days it will pop up on the computer with a number, but there will be an opportunity for emergency legislation to correct this law before it's too late. Now, let me give you a couple logistic stal details about having a loyalty oath, particularly in today's world. Let me start with the fact that more and more, people in general are more independent than you would expect. There is a recent poll showing as high as 48% of registered voters in this state considering themselves to be independents. Not democrats, not republicans, but independents. Now, that's not to say they don't have a predisposition to vote to the left or to the right, but by and large, they consider themselves free agents in the electoral process and God bless them for it. Secondly, we have more and more people voting absentee. Trying to enforce a loyalty quolet in in-person vote is hard enough. Trying to do it in an absentee ballot is darn near impossible because you have to mail them a separate envelope with the loyalty oath and then, of course, when you get back the ballot that's been voted, you only count it if you get the loyalty oath or do you have to wait to see if you get the follow-up envelope in the mail? Third, up in my part of the state, really across the state, we have a number of people that are federal employees are an are subject to the hatch act. That's not to say that they cannot strote in party primaries. We know they can, but we know people that are concerned for their employment as well they should and say, well, I work in a democratic administration, can I take an oath to be a republican or I work for a republican congressman, can I take an oath to be a democrat and worry that they're putting their employment at risk. They shouldn't have to worry about that, folks. They should be able to vote and participate in a state-run primary as they wish. Parties that want to him the franchise -- limit the franchise in selecting their nominee have an option to do that. It's called the convention or the mass meetings. We've all done that, all fated. Some of us May have been nominated that way. But again, using state agencies and state tax dollars to enforce these loyalty oaths is not right. I'm not here trying to benefit any candidate, whether it's on the republican or democratic side. I'm simply saying that we need to change this law and we need to do it quickly. I hope you will join me next week in bringing this issue up and solving this issue for the Virginia people. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Henrico, Senator McEachin .
Don McEachin
Mr. President, I rise for a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Don McEachin
Mr. President, one of the advantages of living here in the capital is that occasionally you get to go to your law office. And I did so this morning at 7:30. We had our attorneys meeting and I was sharing with them after we reviewed some cases what was going on here at the capitol, and it turns out, one of my lawyers is a fellow by the name of rob seevers. Rob is a republican. And he reminded me that he's a second amendment republican, and I suspect, I haven't actually asked him this because I 'm scared of the answer, but rob lives in my district. I suspend the Senator from Rockingham ran against me, rob would vote for him despite the fact that I sign rob's paycheck every other week. I said to him, we were talking about appalachian school law, which is where he went, and he was there on that tragic day of the shooting and he was actually the student bar president of the school that day. I saidings well, you know we had this great debate about guns and how good guys with guns can save people from bad guys with guns, and he said donald, it didn't happen. That is something that has been spread by the nra, it didn't happen that way. I was there, saw it unfolded before my very eyes and about ten minutes before those two had gotten their guns, the guy had subdued by what? Unarmed students. If anybody is interested in seeing his letter to the editor that he wrote to the Roanoke times when all this was being spread around by the nra, I 've got it, I 'm happy to share with you all. I've heard of urban legends and I suppose this is a rural legend, so at least on this side of the aisle, at least at this desk, I 'm still waiting to hear about how a good guy with guns can save people who don't have guns from bad people with guns because although I know that the Senator from Rockingham said it in all good faith, it just ain't so.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant .
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. On a more lively note, I wanted to make sure that everybody, as we go our separate ways tonight for snowmageddon, you have the opportunity to fill your belly with warm chili from the 25th annual general assembly wild game chili cookoff. It's at the north building 5:30 to 7:00. We'd love to have you.
[Unknown]
Hill hill hill! [ applause ]
[Unknown]
Senator, just so you know, that's where my office is too. Okay. The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Thank you, Mr. President. I was really surprised that you were located in the oliver north building, but -- Mr. President, I rise for a purpose of announcement. Members of the Senate, you've probably seen the notice come out from madam clerk and when she goes through the calendar in a few minutes, you'll be formally given notice about the moving of a couple committees. We had to make some decisions yesterday based on the impending weather, and dependent on whether you listen to the local meteorologists who use the antiquated national weather service modeling or you believe in the more advanced four-dimensional european model, everybody is starting to agree we're in for a lot of weather over the next couple days. So in order to make sure we're able to continue to do our work and do it in a timely fashion, we've done a couple things. First, we've moved the rehab and social services committee from meeting tomorrow morning until so some of you will be here for tonight. A lengthy time tonight, but we'll get the work done on that. We've also moved the finance subcommittee on general government and technology from 8:00 a.M. Tomorrow to a half hour after the full finance committee finishes its work this afternoon. So that committee work will continue to go on today. And Mr. President, I think when the Senator from Lynchburg makes the motion to adjourn, it will be a motion in conjunction with the House of delegates so that we will adjourn today's session until Monday. So we will not be meeting in session tomorrow pro forma or any other way in order for our members from southside and southwest Virginia to be able to get back home before the inclement weather. But there's one other item I want to make sure everybody is aware of, and that is the procedural deadline that all bills, all bills have to be submitted by tomorrow at 3:00. That deadline is still in place, and we will still adhere to it. There are three ways you can make sure that your bill is filed in a timely fashion. One, electronically as we are permitted to do for most submissions. The other two ways are by fax or email to the clerk's office. And that information is in your inbox, but it does need to be in by 3:00 tomorrow. Now, that is all bills and resolutions, but does not include commending or memorial resolutions. So if you have those, you still have a little bit of time, but I did want to make sure that nobody is caught off guard and if you don't get your bill in on time on Friday, I don't know that everybody will be as generous with unanimous consent going forward next week. Thank you, Mr. President, and we hope -- and we will still be here at 8:00 Monday morning doing the people's business in courts committee.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Buckingham, Senator Garrett .
Tom Garrett
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Tom Garrett
I will refrain from telling a story about the gentleman in the wheelchair who shot the person who was beating his sister to death. The same subject matter that the Senator from Fairfax city discussed, the primary coming up on March 1st. I'm not sure how many other members of this body, Mr. President, have heard from their registrars, have heard from people across the commonwealth about concerns with that March 1st primary. I speak to encourage my colleagues here in this body to do what they can to, a, encourage the governor to potentially intervene, or b, support their local electoral board members as we confront a circumstance that is as follows. The amount of interest in the presidential nominating contest on March 1st in Virginia and as Virginia participates in the super-Tuesday or the sec primary is at a record high. I think we can agree. Voter turnout projections in Virginia for the primary go, depending upon whom you listen to, toward one million, which would be incredibly unprecedented for a primary. About 49% of the polling places in the commonwealth of Virginia are located in schools. The hours that the law mandates that the polling places be open mean that there will definitively be an overlap between drop-off and pick-up and voting, and so the educators who take the all-important task of educating our children to prepare them for the future must also then contend with the logistical influx of individuals who will far outstrip the total student population of the schools where these people are teaching. Additionally, there are logistical problems that are created by virtue of the fact that one might be forbidden from entering school property by virtue of some sort of conviction, having had their rights restored, however, still being allowed to vote. We place them in jeopardy of those individuals who wish to xers their franchise, but aren't allowed to go to school while the school is in. So there is nothing that I can do on this point of personal privilege, but I do think that this small bully pickup pit afford -- pulpit afforded by the microphone and the ability to converse with you 39 leaders of the commonwealth might give rise to some trend towards recognizing that the circumstances that our educators and our registrars and electoral board officials across the commonwealth will face on March 1st, and I want to watch the pages' faces when I say this, might be best serve if we let the kids off of school that days while it's not my job to make that nomination, I would encourage anyone who has input with the localities to be supportive and encourage the governor to consider that very thing. There are any number of logistical problems that will be created and I hate to see something happen whether it relates to voting or educating that could have been avoided. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Fairfax, Senator Saslaw .
Dick Saslaw
Mr. President, point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Dick Saslaw
First, I 'd like to tell the junior Senator from Henrico County that you got about 100 more of them to go before you catch me. I'm the king of name mix-ups, okay. It was interesting listening to the Senator from Augusta with respect to, you know, former -- or general stonewall jackson, and I got a little nervous when he started comparing people here, some of the people here with stonewall -- the image that some people have of stonewall jackson. Hopefully senators McDougle, Obenshain, Norment and McEachin and myself won't meet the same fate and be shot by our own people. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I rise to speak briefly to the points made by the senior Senator from Henrico County. I appreciate his eyewitness -- secondhand eyewitness experience that he has recounted concerning the report from the tragic events in grundy back from 2002, and I would point out that I have great respect for the senior Senator from Henrico County and I do want to point out -- I have great respect for the fourth estate as well. I never have read this from a source as reliable perhaps as the nra, so perhaps the senior Senator could share that with me. And actually, I didn't read the account from members of the fourth estate here who I have great confidence in. I didn't read it from, say, Mr. Noland from the times dispatch or from the Roanoke times or from the daily press or even the pilot or even from the vaunted pages of the Washington post. But whaled point out is -- what I would point out is that maybe it came from a less reliable media source, the account concerning who intervened and who participated in tackling of that gunman who killed three of his classmates and faculty members at appalachian school of law. I would point the senior Senator from Henrico County to the January 17, 2002, issue of the new York times. In which the "new York times" reported that michael gross, 34 years old, of Charlotte, north carolina, ran to his car for his bulletproof vest and service pistol before he tackled the suspect. Now, perhaps the senior Senator from Henrico County has concerns about the reliability of the new York times and if he does, we can certainly share a cup of coffee as we discuss those concerns that perhaps might form some common ground for the senior Senator from Henrico and myself, but I would point out, this is not coming from a national rifle association news release. These are mainstream press reports that do report concerning average citizens, lawful owners of weapons, of firearms, who are in lawful possession of them, who have in fact here in the quell of Virginia intervened -- in the commonwealth of Virginia intervened to prevent further death and carnage, specifically at appalachian university school of law.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black .
Dick Black
Thank you, Mr. President. Point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Dick Black
You know, all the discussion about the guns, it reminds me of a situation. I was a staff judge advocate at fort hood, texas, and colleen, texas, is a town outside, and they had a crime wave. There was a man who targeted older women and he would go around and he would break into the House and he would rape these women. And this went on for several weeks. And it was really terrorizing the community. And one day or one night, this fellow went to the House of an elderly woman, had a screened-in porch, and the woman heard some noise at the porch. And she went out there and the man had broken through the screen and he was reaching his hand in to open up the door. And the lady had a 22-caliber rifle, a little rifle, and she leaned out and she pulled the trigger, pow, and she hit him in the hip. He ran off. And then she called the police. The police came and in due order, and they went and they looked and they saw a bloodstream and they followed the bloodstream for about three blocks and lo and behold, there they found the body of the man whose artery had been severed by a little 22-caliber bullet and I will tell you that that was the end of that crime spree in colleen, texas, and there was not another rape that occurred there during the time that I was there, not of that nature anyway. So you know, not only do you defend other people, but there are a lot of defenseless people who rely on that pistol or that rifle or whatever it is to preserve their own lives and their dignity and their safety and their security. So I will not vote for any bill that denies anyone the right to defend themselves under the second amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Is there any other business to come before the Senate ? The clerk will please report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
Clerk: today Thursday, January 21st. The committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources will meet one half hour after adjournment in Senate room b. The finance subcommittee on education will meet at 3:00 in the 10th floor conference room. Senators Norment, Newman, Howell, Saslaw, Hanger and Ruff. The committee on finance will meet at 4:00 in Senate room a. For nonmember amendments. The finance subcommittee on general government technology will meet one half hour after adjournment of the committee on finance in Senator room a, senators Vogel, Hanger, Lucas, Newman, Alexander and Obenshain. The Virginia legislative Black caucus meek scheduled for today -- meeting scheduled for today is cancelled. The committee on rehabilitation and social service of will meet at 6:00 p.M. On Senate room b. Monday, January 25th, the committee for courts of justice will fleet at 8:00 a.M. In Senate room b. The republican caucus meets at 11:30 a.M. In Senate room two. The democratic caucus will fleet at sub 30 a.M. In Senate room one. Winter storm by the name of jonas. In large winter storm will affect the area beginning around midnight tonight and Friday morning and will be affecting all areas. All areas will see some snow at the onset. This will turn to rain in Richmond, Fredericksburg and Hampton roads beginning late Friday afternoon and evening, into the overnight hours, followed by freezing rain and sleet, which should start in that area. By Saturday morning, the snow-ice line will begin moving east and by late afternoon, most areas will be back to snow. With rain hanging on along the coast. Heavy rain of one and a half to two and a half inches and high winds on the coast will cause some coastal flooding. Snowfall of one to two feet in Salem, Lynchburg and Culpeper with some 30 inches amounts possible in high terrain in northwest Lynchburg and Culpeper. Staunton will see one and a half to three feet of snow. Northern Virginia and western Fredericksburg should see anywhere from 16 to 24 inches. Richmond should expect about six to ten inches of snow along with heavy sleet and icing in the south, and 12 to 20 inches of snow in the north, highest in the northwest. Have a safe trip home and enjoy the snow.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The Senator from Lynchburg ,
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that Senator Newman. The Senate do now adjourn in netcam mother of thomas j. Knownwall jackson until noon on Monday, January the 25th, 2016, pursuant to the constitution and with the consent of the House of delegates to adjourn for more than three days and that the Senate suspend the rules and direct the clerk to accept legislation to be introduced until 3:00 p.M. On Friday, January 22nd, 2016.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Just for your attention, this is a recorded vote, which is a little bit different, so the question is shall the Senator adjourn in memory of thomas j. Stonewall jackson until 12:00 noon on Monday, January 25th, 2016, pursuant to the constitution, and with the consent of the House of delegates to adjourn for more than three days, and that the Senate suspend the rules and direct the clerk to accept legislation to be introduced until 3:00 p.M. On Friday, January 22nd, 2016. 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.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 38, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0. The Senate standed adjourned in memory of thomas j. Stonewall jackson until 12:00 noon Monday, January 25th, 2016, pursuant to the constitution and with the consent of the House of delegates to adjourn for more than three days and the Senate has suspended the rules and directed the clerk to accept legislation to be introduced until 3:00 p.M. On Friday, January 22nd, 2016. [ gavel banging ] [ gavel banging ]