01/25/2016 Senate Proceedings

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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend James Pugh, Calvary Baptist Church,
Virginia Beach, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Cosgrove dispensed with reading of Journal (33-Y
5-N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10121): reading waived (37?Y 1?N)

The House of Delegates has passed the following House Bills: HB 15,
186, 402

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint
resolutions: HJ 64, 170, 172

House bills and joint resolution referred, and joint resolutions
laid on Clerks Desk: see January 26 Senate Calendar

Leave of absence granted: Senator Black

SB offered by Senators Barker, Dunnavant, Ebbin, and Stanley
(unanimous consent to introduce by voice vote)

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

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 38 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 192 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 209 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 374 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 24 - Out of block, Motion to rerefer to Finance agreed to (voice
vote)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 11 - Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N)

SB 179 - Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 5-N)

SB 229 - Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 1-N)

SB 305 - Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 12-N)

SB 335 - Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 15-N)

SB 337 - Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)

SB 351 - Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)

SB 447 - Passed by for day

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB 78 - Read second time, Wexton floor amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 79 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 99 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 103 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 122 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 266 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 280 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 281 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 359 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 366 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 382 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 407 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 545 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB 208 - Passed by for day

SB 43 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 56 - Read second time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 69 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 361 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 420 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 446 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 4 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote
(39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 25 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 37 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 39 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 83 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 107 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 124 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 152 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 154 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 176 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 198 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 250 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 252 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 268 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 284 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 299 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 307 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 322 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 328 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote
(39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 348 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 349 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 356 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 360 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 373 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 375 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 399 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 425 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 434 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 443 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 448 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 464 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 479 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 480 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 502 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 529 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 544 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 569 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 573 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 608 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 615 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 1 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote
(39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 21 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 23 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 48 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 91 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 126 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 163 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 175 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 197 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 211 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 350 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 363 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 401 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND READING

SJ 1 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SJ 70 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned
at 1:10 p.m. to convene Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 12 m.

 

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]
The Senate will come to order. The senators will please take their seats.
[Unknown]
Those persons not entitled to the privilege of the floor will kindly retire to the exactliry. Gallery. We will be led in prayer.
[Unknown]
Let us pray. God, we thank you for the great commonwealth of Virginia and the senators of this commonwealth. We thank you for the grace and the mercy that you have given to us this past week, for you are truly the God of this commonwealth. We come before you today as your people, asking blessings upon your public servants here in the Virginia Senate. We come boldly asking for wisdom and knowledge to carry out the business of people of the commonwealth here in the great chamber. I personally ask you to employees each and every Senator as one of your undershepherds. We pray this, amen.
[Unknown]
Amen.
Bill Howell
The clerk will call the roll. All those present will vote aye. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
We have a quorum, Mr. President. Senate journal for Thursday, January 21st, 2016.
Bill Howell
The Senator from chest a piece, Senator Cosgrove, moves that the reading of the journal be waived. All in favor to waive of the reading of the journal will vote aye. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll. The reading of the journal is waived. Senator Norment ?
John Cosgrove
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully move that we waive the reading of any communications received from the House of delegates, sir.
Bill Howell
The question is, shall the reading of the communication be waived? All in favor of waiving the reading of the communication will record their votes ayes, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
John Cosgrove
The clerk: ayes 37, knows one.
[Unknown]
The reading of the communication is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
The clerk: we do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
The time that come to welcome visitors to the gallery and take up other matters from the morning hour. Senior Senator from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. We give the warm welcome to the pass who gave our opening prayer this morning, the Reverend James pew. But if you said pastor bubba, everybody who know who it is. Mr. President, he has really taken calvary baptist church from something that was going to fair to one of the most vibrant churches we have. His church is the no. 1 give of christmas gifts, they put together christmas packages all over the world. If you need a pumpkin, come by, he has a pumpkin patch every year, and the ones he doesn't are donated to charity. Wonderful things he's done. He's accompanied by Reverend dennis walker and Reverend mark carmon. He's the safest Reverend in the church because both of his associates are special forces trained. Give a warm welcome.
[Unknown]
Would the Reverend James bubba pew -- pugh please rise. I thank you for making the trip up. I appreciate your being here today to get us off on good footing for the week. I'd ask members of the Senate to please join me in offering Reverend James pugh and his guest the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
Senior Senator from Virginia beach,.
[Unknown]
We also have visiting from the Hampton roads area a group from the public transportation alliance, both private members and those opposed by hrt that lobby on behalf of the mass transit organizations all over the commonwealth but particularly here in Hampton I ask if you can give them a roads. Warm welcome.
[Unknown]
Would the members of the transportation alliance please rise. You have a great group this morning. Thank you for making time today. I know it's a busy weekend for folks, getting people from point a to point b so we appreciate all your efforts. Thank you for being here. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the Hampton roads public transportation alliance the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] is there any other business to come before us? The Senator from Fauquier, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
I would like to ask that the Senate journal reflect that my seatmate is away from the capitol on pressing personal business, and I think it's inches and inches of pressing personal business that are keeping him from the Senate I would like to rise for today. Purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The journal will reflect the senior Senator from Loudoun .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
I would like to say I hope he makes it later today. Mr. President, I rise for purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I am delighted that in the gallery today I have one of the members of the Senate Page program, lilly gable, who came with me this morning. I understand that the pages had an extra day and a little bit of extra time to get here. Lilly, I don't believe, has been in the gallery yet, and so we had a pleasant drive this morning, harrowing but pleasant, and then I know it is not appropriate to actually recognize someone who is part of your own family, but lilly is here with a part of my family that was not able to be deposited somewhere on the drive here, there are little vogels in places all along the side of the road between my home and Richmond, some who are snowed in and some who are not, but one little Vogel is also sitting in the gallery with lilly. And so hopefully it will not be too much of a disruption, but luckily for me I have a Senate Page who doesn't have to report for duty till later today. If you will please give lilly Vogel -- lilly gable the warm welcome of the Senate and that other little Vogel there. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Does little Vogel have a name?
[Unknown]
It's olivia.
[Unknown]
Would lilly and olivia please rise. For being here. What an precious lady she is. Please join me in offering lilly gable and olivia Vogel the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
Madam clerk.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Friday, if you remember, at 3:00, was the last time to introduce bills, and we understand that there were some people who had some difficulty. If those people would please recognize themselves and let us understand why you were unable to get your legislation in by 3:00 on Friday. If you will just push a button so you can be recognized.
[Unknown]
The jury Senator from -- injury junior Senator from
[Unknown]
My challenge was an Henrico. Electronic glitch and I have looked at it and figured out it was operator oriented and I 'm working to make sure that doesn't happen again. >>
[Unknown]
I must confess ours was not electronic. Ours was a misunderstanding as to who was going to be hitting the send button.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Alexandria .
[Unknown]
My bill which was submitted an hour or two late, we had a miscommunication in the office about who was hitting the send button as well.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I rise for an explanation.
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. We were waiting, Senator .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Some of the legislation came back right at the last minute, and I 'm otherwise advising myself as my own attorney not to state any reason why I didn't file it on time, so I apologize.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator . >> Mr. President. >> The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, in order for any of those items of legislation, it would require unanimous consent of the body, thus meaning no objections from any member. I don't know each of those four members have their legislation with them today, so maybe we should do that all at the same time, if they would all have it with them tomorrow, we can take --
[Unknown]
Is that okay, madam clerk? We just need to vote on whether to do that today or tomorrow.
Ryan McDougle
We can do that today and they can give them to the clerk. Mr. President, I would move unanimous consent to allow the introduction of pieces of legislation from senators Barker, ebons, one from Senator Stanley .
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate grant unanimous consent to introduce the bills as described by the senators and reiterated by the Senator, all in favor will say aye. Those opposed no. All is quiet. That's good. The ayes have it. The consent of the Senate is granted to introduce the bills feels is there any other business to come in the morning hour? The clerk will please call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Senate call for Monday, January 25th, 2016. Uncontested call Senate bills on third reading.
[Unknown]
Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I would now move that all Senate bills on third reading, which would include all Senate bills Senate bill 24 through Senate bill 374 be placed on the final passage in the block with the understanding that any Senator who desires to remove from the block will please do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the Senate bills on the uncontested calendar third reading, Senate bill 24 through 374 be placed upon their final passage in the block with the understanding that any Senator desiring a bill removed from the clock would dough so after the clerk has been read. The clerk will please the number of the bill.
Tommy Norment
The clerk: Senate bill 24.
[Unknown]
Senator from pot sylvania.
[Unknown]
I move that Senate bill 24 be re-referred to the committee on
[Unknown]
The question is shall the finance. Bill bere-referred to the committee on if any.
[Unknown]
If you could make a motion that it come out of the block.
[Unknown]
I make that motion, Senate bill 24 come out of the block.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 24 will come out of the block.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill 38, Senate bill 192, Senate bill 209, Senate bill 374.
Bill Howell
The question, shall the bills in the block pass with the exception of Senate bill 24, all in favor of passing the bill shall record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Vague vague do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos zero.
[Unknown]
I would again renew that Senate bill 24 be rereferred to the committee on if any.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the bill bere-referred to the committee on if any. All in favor of the motion shall say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar Senate bills on third reading, Senate bill 11. A bill relating to sex offenders
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
And speaking to the bill. As I 'm sure you all know, for many years we've had a sex offender registry in Virginia that is compliant with federal regulations. When we first got into whether or not to do sex offender registries, the crime commission did a two-year study on the issue, and I chaired that study for two years. I am a firm believer in the sex offender registry. But the reason it took two years to figure out exactly how we were going to do it was that it's complicated because you have to balance the rights of the public to know who is a dangerous person with the ability of that person to move forward with their lives and be a responsible member of society. I feel in one small way we've gone a little bit too far, and that is currently what is happening is, when a former sex offender gets a job, the name and address of that person's employer is publicly made available. As you can imagine, many employers view this as a real detriment to their business and they are reluctant to hire former sex offenders. What this bill does, as it's been amended, is to say, that both those pieces of information, both the address and the name of the business, will be available to law enforcement but only the address of the business will be available to the public. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Buckingham, Senator area et.
[Unknown]
Spiking in opposition to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I take gentle exception with the characterization that in one small way we've gone a little too far. I'm trying to fathom a circumstance in which I could go just a little bit too far to protect my children. And I 'm not coming up with one. When we hear about sympathy for people who have committed sexual crimes, and particularly for people who have committed sexual crimes against the weakest among us, our children, I take pause. I'm a big believer in second chances, Mr. President. I can assure you, there are things that I 've done in my life that I regret that I wish I had back, but I 'm not a threat to anyone's children. And so while I believe in second chances, I 'm not terribly sure I believe in second chances for people who are a threat to my own. When we hear about ban the box, it strikes me that all work isn't state work. There are jobs people can work. When we hear about backing off of restrictions against child predators working conceivably in the proximity of our children, it strikes me that all work isn't work that might be around children. In hearkens me back to a time as a prosecutor when we had a case where a little boy seven years old went into a public restroom and a man followed him in and sexually assaulted him. And so the reason I believe that it makes sense that we let people know not just the name of the employer but the address is so that parents who are diligent can take steps to protect their children against just such a circumstance. I don't think I want to go to chuck e cheese with a dishwasher in the back who has been convicted of being sexually aggressive against a child. As it relates to the fed alert regulations and compliance there with, candidly, with regard regard and respect to the decor you mean of the Senate, I couldn't care less. I don't care what the feds say we have to do. If we go just a little bit farther in protecting our children in Virginia than the federal government mandates, that only confirms my suspicion yet again that Virginia is a whole lot better run than the federal government. I ask you to consider the reason this regulation existed in the first place, and that was to arm parents with the ability to make decisions with which they might protect their children. Thank you, Mr. President I would ask you to vote no.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I rise in support of the measure.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
We have a safeguard put in place, which is civil commitment. When we sentence someone to the penitentiary for disciplinary purposes, for rehabilitative purposes, we have a safeguard in place that says maybe if they're not ready to return to society at that point in time, we can exercise our right to have them civilly committed and that is a safeguard in place. But once they get out into the community, I believe we have some obligation to ensure that they have a reasonable opportunity of success and having employers shut them off simply because of the nature of their offense makes it more difficult and it's more likely to put pressure on people to rezero finished. So I think we do have a safeguard in place through civil commitment and I ask we support the bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill 11 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 of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22. Know 17. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 179, a bill religion to the small business investment grant fund administration, qualifications.
[Unknown]
Senator Lucas .
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. Mr. President, the Senate bill 179 changes the administration of the small business investment grant fund from the department of small business and supplier diversity to the Virginia small business financing authority. That's basically what the bill does.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill 179 pass. All in -- all in favor of the motion will record their vote are are the senators ready to v? Aye; those opposed, no. Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll. Ayes 34, nos five. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 229, a bill relating to purchase of flags for the united states of america and the commonwealth of Virginia by public bodies.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Henrico, Senator McEachin .
Don McEachin
Mr. President, members of the Senate, this bill simply says that for the commonwealth of Virginia or any public body of Virginia, if they purchase a flag of the state of Virginia or the united states flag, it must be purchased, if possible, from a facility located in the commonwealth of Virginia. There happens to be such a facility and as you see the Senator is saluting me now, it is in his district, and I hope it will be the mess -- pleasure of the Senate to pass the bill.
Bill Howell
The question is, shall Senate bill 229 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Don McEachin
Ayes 37, nos one.
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
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.
[Unknown]
I move of the bill pass.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Explaining the bill, we have passed for the last four years unanimously a more comprehensive asbestos safety bill. Last years when we introduced it, it was referred to the housing commission, which has reviewed and approved the language that we have before us. The bill provides a notice to licensed asbestos remediators in both english and spanish, emphasizing the basic safety precautions and how to report a violation. The men menu of the workers do not speak english as a first language. I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
The question is, shall Senate bill 305 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
The clerk: ayes 27, nos 12.
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill 335, a bill religious to public employment by state agencies and localities regarding criminal convictions, charges and arrest.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Petersburg .
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass and speaking to the bill?
[Unknown]
The start -- Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
It would -- employee has ever been arrested or charged with or convicted of any crime subject to certain exceptions. Localities May, and the word is May, adopt this if they so choose to do so.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill 335 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
The clerk: ayes 23, nos 15.
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill 337, a bill relating to the department of veterans services, Virginia war memorial division names and homes of record designations for Virginia killed in action.
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill?
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, this is a simple bill that simply says when a virginian pays the ultimately Price, the name will be honored at the memorial within one year of their death. You've heard the story of my couldn't still went whose son fought in iraq, he died on January 22nd, 2005. 11 years ago, almost to the day, his name is still waiting to be honored at the war memorial. Along with more than 300 other men and women who valiantly fought in the war on terror. These folks should not have to wait that long to say they're loved ones honored and I would hope that, as a new wall goes up, it's time for a new policy to get these names up as quickly as possible, and certainly within a year. I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill 337 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
The clerk: ayes 38, nos zero.
[Unknown]
The bill passes. Senate bill 351, a bill relating to the treasury board meeting.
[Unknown]
Senator Deeds .
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
This bill simply reduces the number of meetings that the treasury board is required to conduct a year from 12 to six.
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 351 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those are the senators ready to vote? Opposed, no. Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
The clerk: ayes 39, nos zero.
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill 447, a bill relating to employment of special counsel by the attorney general or governor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would ask that this go by for the day, and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, members of the Senate, this bill relates to the accountability of the attorney general's office, specifically the circumstances under which the attorney general May contract with outside counsel. It requires disclosures, including fee arrangements. It specifically addresses contingency fees, which as you May imagine, with large cases, results in very large payments to outside counsel, usually not Virginia lawyers, usually lawyers from new York, chicago, or the gulf coast. And what this does is it caps those contingency fees and holds them down. It caps the top at $50 million because anything over these caps would go to state employees and to serve the people of the commonwealth of Virginia, state troopers and teachers. And I say this because on Friday, the attorney general's office announced a $62 million settlement with a number of banks. And on Friday, I sent a freedom of information request to the attorney general's office to ask about the attorney's fees and whether this was a contingency fee arrangement because if the attorney general's office has contracted to pay some gulf coast law firm '10 of million of dollars for a case that settled, I think that the people of Virginia ought to know it and I think it May inform our votes on this common sense piece of transparency legislation. So with that, Mr. President, I would ask that this go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Without objection, Senate bill 447 will go by for the day.
[Unknown]
The clerk: uncontested calendar Senate bills on second reading.
[Unknown]
Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I move that the Senate bills on second reading on the uncontested calendar, which include bills on pages six through 10, Senate bill 78 through 548, that they be engrossed and advanced to the third reading in the block after the adoption of any amendments. Any Senator who desires to remove a bill from the block, please do so after the clerk has read the number of that bill.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall all Senate bills on second reading of the uncontested calendar on pages 6 through 10 of Senate bill 78 through Senate bill 545 be engrossed and advanced to the third reading of the block after the adoption of the amendment thereto that any Senator desiring to remove the bill from the block do so. All in favor of the motion say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to.
Tommy Norment
The clerk: Senate bill 78, there are two floor amendments.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Loudoun .
[Unknown]
I move that the reading of those floor amendments be waived.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the reading of the floor amendments be waived. All in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The reading of the floor amendments are waived. Junior Senator from Loudoun .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I mover that that -- move that the amend amounts be agreed to. This bill allows Loudoun County and any towns located entirely within Loudoun County to use gis maps during the course of their voluntary boundary line adjustment proceedings. However, the bill that is before you makes reference to the south zone, and it became clear over the weekend, Loudoun is actually in the north zone. So these amendments correct that omission.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the floor amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The floor amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 79 reported from the committee on local government with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The jury Senator from Loudoun .
[Unknown]
I move the substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agree to.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill 99.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Chesapeake .
[Unknown]
I move the amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Should the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is referred to.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill 103. Senate bill 122, reported from the committee of local government. Senate bill 266 reported from the committee on local government. Senate bill 280. Senate bill 281, reported from the committee on local government. Senate bill 359 reported from the committee on if finance. Senate bill 366.
[Unknown]
Senator Chafin .
[Unknown]
I move that the you can students be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agree to.
[Unknown]
The clerk: bill 382 reported from the committee on privileges and elections. Senate bill 407 reported from the committee on local government with amendments.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Wexton .
Jennifer Wexton
I move that the amendments be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agree to.
Jennifer Wexton
The clerk: Senate bill 545 records from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the Senate bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All all in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill bill 208, a bill relating to the state-wide fire prevention kid, state fire marshal, consumers fireworks, penalty. Reported from the committee on general laws and technology.
[Unknown]
Senator from Buckingham, Senator Garrett .
Tom Garrett
Can that billing by for the day? >>out objection, Senate bill 208 will go by for the day.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill 43, a bill relating to time on municipal elections, reported from the committee on elections.
Tom Garrett
I move the amendments -- I 'll engross and pass on the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to a 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 its third reading.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill 56 a bill relating to grass, weeds, reporting from the committee on local government with amendments.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the amendments be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to. Want Senator from Hampton .
[Unknown]
I move that 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 shall say aye, those opposed no. It is engrossed and advanced.
[Unknown]
The clerk: a bill related to accepted form of voter identification reported from the committee on privileges and elections. >>
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from
[Unknown]
I move this bill be engrossed Loudoun. And advanced to its third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is, shall the bill be engrossed and advanced. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill 361. A bill relating to use conservation ordinances records from the committee on local government with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Mr. President, I ask that the substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agree to. The Senator from Arlington .
Barbara Favola
Mr. President, I ask that the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill 420, a bill relating to voter registration, information required on application, adjudication of incapacity or felony conviction. Reported from the committee on privileges and elections.
[Unknown]
Senator from Alexandria .
[Unknown]
I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to the thirst reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it, the bill is engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
[Unknown]
The clerk: Senate bill 446, a bill to provide for the submission to the voters of the proposed amendment to the constitution of Virginia adding to article 1 section numbers 11 a relating to the right to work.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move that the bill be engrossed -- the resolution 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 will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
Mark Obenshain
The clerk: uncontested calendar, Senate bills on first reading.
[Unknown]
Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I move that all the first reading on both the uncontested and regular calendar, which would include all Senate bills on pages 12 through 29 including Senate bill four through Senate bill 401, that the rules of the Senate be suspended and the first constitutional reading of the titles be dispensed with.
Bill Howell
Shall the rules be suspended, pages 12 through 29, Senate bill four through 401, be dispensed with. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
The clerk: ayes 39, nos zero.
[Unknown]
The reading of the titles is suspended. The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I now move that all the bills be passed by for the day, sir.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the Senate bills on the uncontested and regular calendars now on second reading go by for the day. All in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The bills will go by for the day.
[Unknown]
The clerk: regular calendar, Senate joint resolutions on second read. No. 1, ratifying the equal rights amendment to the united states constitution, reported from the committee on elections with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from the eastern Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
I'd move the resolution be engrossed and passed on to third reading.
[Unknown]
We need to approve the substitute first.
[Unknown]
I move we approve the substitute.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the substitute be agreed to, all in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agree to. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
I move that the resolution be I know grossed and passed on to thinker reading.
Bill Howell
The question is, shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
Scott Surovell
The clerk: 70, proposing an amendment to the constitution of Virginia by adding in article 1, ss 11-a ago relating to the right to work.
[Unknown]
Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
I asked this be engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Shall the resolution be engrossed and advanced to its sured reading. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The resolution is engrossed and advanced to its third reading. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, inquiry of the clerk. Does that complete today's calendar?
[Unknown]
The clerk: yes, sir.
Tommy Norment
Is there any other business to come before the Senate ? The Senator from Fairfax city.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise and speak on a point of personal 55 Mr. President and ladies and gentlemen of the this weekend saw a winter storm, Senate. Jonas, which prior to about a week ago was a show on the disney channel, which I got to know very well, having three daughters, but will be remembered really forever for the winter storm we had. We counted at least in my neighborhood 30 inches on the ground, which was really a record, at least for a one-day snowfall in northern Virginia. Right now people are working their way out of the snowstorm. I really want to rise and take the floor to recite a few statistics and mainly to thank the people that are working so hard to get us out of this storm. There are 16,000 streets in northern Virginia. There are 48,000 lane miles state-wide, secondary roads, and there are 9500 contractors available that are currently working on the streets, also independent cities like the one I live in, we had three snowplows in my neighborhood this morning to get us out so people could get to their dialysis appointments, get to their jobs and get to emergency appointments. This effort is really underway right now. And I know the governor has spoken about trying to get all residential streets plowed by tomorrow night. I know a lot of the cities and towns are trying to get streets all plowed by tonight. Please take note that just because they're plowed doesn't necessarily mean it's safe to travel, in a lot of cases being plowed just means one lane getting in and out. So it's going to be very difficult to get to work, it's obviously very treacherous. This is going to take literally days if not weeks to untangle. I think of snowstorms as being like getting your driver's license, the one time you really come face-to-face with your state government, and I will simply say that our contractors and vdot employees represent us very well and I 'm proud to be associated with them. Thank you.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I rise for a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Mark Obenshain
First of all, I would second the sentiments expressed by the Senator from Fairfax city. Living in rural Virginia, we certainly saw people from all over the place chipping in and participating in the cleanup effort to make sure that their friends and neighbors were able to get out. And I was also a beneficiary of some of those efforts. But, Mr. President, an additional reason for which I rise, is that on late last week, there was a news report reported in multiple news outlets concerning ethics. Late last week a member of the governor's cabinet was reported to have accepted an invitation to attend a redskins game and sit in a luxury box. Very nice. And clearly it was a valuable gift. I extended and offered to that member the of the administration. Worth hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. It's not clear the number of tickets that were accepted from the news reports. And I took note of the statement from the governor's office. The governor spokesman defended the acceptance of this gift by a member of his cabinet, saying that there was an inquiry made, presumably by the governor's office, of the staff members of the new ethics council, and that the governor's office was told by the ethics council that it was okay for members of the administration to accept the invitation. I'm not sure who made the request. I'm not sure whether others in the administration accepted the offers that were made. And I -- I mention this not because I believe it was illegal or that the ethics council was wrong; I 'm sure that the ethics council was right. However, I mention this because our fred's in -- friends in the media; I 'm not aware of they have asked these questions that I think are important to ask. Ethics has been a topic and subject in many political campaigns, and it was certainly a subject in the gubernatorial campaign. It was such a priority in the gubernatorial campaign a couple years ago that the second executive order that was signed right here by the portico of the capitol was the governor's executive order no. 2 in which he said that no member of his administration will accept gifts in excess of $100, period. No exceptions. And that they would be held to that standard, notwithstanding, notwithstanding other provisions of state law. I recessed because it appears that that executive order either is no longer in effect or it's not being enforced or people aren't asking about it. I'd like to know whether the governor's office made a determination similar to the determination that was made by the staff of the ethics council that somehow this action complied with executive order no. 2, because certainly when it comes to ethics, I think that there ought to be some level of accountability. If the governor is going to talk about it on the campaign trail, if if he's going to include it in the second executive order that is signed on the portico of the capitol, we ought to know, whether it's still in effect, whether it's no longer in in effect, and we ought to know whether the actions of this member or members of the administration are in compliance with executive order no. 2. And if the answer to that is no, I think we ought to know what's been done to hold people accountable to the terms and the standards established in that executive order. I think that accountability ought to be important. And right now we're dealing with another issue of accountability, and that is, the $1.4 million that disappeared following a grant that was made for economic development in appamatox. And we heard that this has many of the hallmarks of criminal conduct. Nobody called it criminal but it sure has some of the hallmarks of it. I want to know whether the state police are looking at it. And I think that we ought to have higher standards of accountability when it comes to ethics and when it comes to the public purse. So, Mr. President, I would hope that that might stimulate some questions, some discussion, and some further inquiry. So with that, I thank the members.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Fairfax County, Senator Saslaw. >> Speaking on a point of personal privilege, before I get to that, I 'd just like to tell the Senator from the Shenandoah valley that any idea that going to that game is a gift is dispelled the minute you make that left turn onto the boulevard and sit in that traffic for about 50 minutes, okay? My wife and I are season ticket holders of a club seat, and I can tell you it's not a walk-in the park to get into that place. Hopefully they'll move here to Virginia and we're going to talk more about that. But, anyway, the reason that I 'e newspapers last week about one of the deals made with an outfit, I think it was from china, over in appamatox, $1.4 million but apparently the company wasn't all it was cracked up to be, and essentially the dealings not coming to fruition. There May be fraud involved. I don't know. The reason I 'm up is not to be critical of them or the administration or anybody else. And I 'll tell you why in a second. When you make these kinds of deals, these are somebody -- essentially they're venture capital type deals. In the last three administrations, as an example, in two of those administrations were -- the governors were from my party, 69 of those deals fell through. How many of them involve the governor's opportunity fund, I don't know, but the current administration, I think, has had nine in that category, not all of them probably involved opportunity, but they've had nine in that category that they've announced that haven't come to fruition. Out of about 560 deals. I can tell you this. If I had that bat average on some investments I 've made in my lifetime, I probably would have stayed in hawaii. But these things happen. And I 'm not, you know -- much to his credit, secretary Jones came before the committee and he said essentially, the buck stops with me and I should have been more diligent, okay? Whether it's 1.4 million this time or in the last administration, $300 million on a road that barely no shoveled dirt ever got turned on, they happen. I mean, obviously every governor in, and the last four -- obviously they hope it doesn't happen on their watch, but as long as we're doing this from time to time, these things are going to happen. They're just going to happen. And that's life. Like I said $1.4 million or $350 million, it's public money. And we need to be vigilant, but no matter how vigilant we, we need to understand, if we're going to compete for these companies, and 49 other states are doing what we're doing, from time to time this is going to happen. I thought one of the things I wanted to point out in various senators and delegates districts, but looking at this microsoft? Senator Ruff 's district and Delegate rice's district, these are deals that are already gone, that in the last two years. Microsoft is investing an additional $346 million down in Mecklenburg County. That's going to bring them over a billion dollars in this state. The stone brewery in Delegate mcclean on's and Senator Dance 's district, $73 million. $7 million in Senator Stanley 's district down in Henry County. And Delegate Adams, I think, is the Delegate down there. Senator Miller, and Delegate Mason, $152 million from continental. Monogram foods, $36 million. Arlington county, Senator -- I wrote it down incredible. But they've got a $77 million investment. I can go on. We're in competition with 49 other states and this is going to happen from time to time. And we should take it seriously, it's public money. But I wanted to point out to you that secretary of commerce, maurice Jones, came in there and he -- he said, look, hey, I should have been more diligent. But this isn't the first time, and like I said in the previous three administrations, warner, cane, and mcdonald, over 69 of those deals that were announced didn't materialize. So we need to keep this in mind. I mean, we need to be as vigilant and anybody else. Questions asked, you know, are fair, how did it come about, but like I said, this isn't the first time, it won't be the last. If we're going to compete, you need to expect and hopefully maybe it will only be nine out of every 560, that's not a bad batting average. So my advice to the governor, keep on doing what you're doing because it's paying off, we just need to, you know, make sure we know a little bit more from time to time about what we're dealing with. But overall, at a 560-some deals and nine of them have not come to fruition, not a bad batting average. Thank you all for listening to me.
Dick Saslaw
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I rise for a couple of announcements and less controversial subjects, perhaps.
Dick Saslaw
The Senator has the floor.
Tommy Norment
First of all, I 'd just remind members, as we move closer towards crossover, it might be comforting to see more ipads being brought to the chambers so that, as we get into supplemental calendars, that we're in the habit of relying upon them and the clerk's office can do an electronic distribution of any supplemental calendars or other matters that are distributed that will expedite the process. Secondly, I would remind the members of joint rules, that we will be meeting 30 minutes after the adjournment of the House or the Senate, whichever is last, and that will take place on the sixth floor in the speakers conference room. And finally, Mr. President, I would like to encourage and employ members of the Senate republican caucus to please try to be at our normal morning meetings precisely at 11:30 tomorrow. There is an issue of some transparency that I 'd like for us to have the opportunity to discuss. I believe the only committee meeting is Senate finance, which does affect a few of us, but we all know how efficient and expedient that Senator hangar is, so we will be certain that that is concluded in time for everyone to be down in our meeting room by 11:30. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Buckingham, Senator Garrett .
Tom Garrett
Mr. President, I rise on a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Tom Garrett
This is not exactly why I asked to speak, but -- he said we need to be as diligent as everybody. If we were at diligent as north carolina, we wouldn't have lost the $1.4 million, but I grasp -- joseph goebels is famous for saying that if you tell a big enough lie often enough, sooner or later people will come to believe it. He went on to say, but truth is the mortal enemy of the lie. So on a point of personal privilege, dated January 18th, score two for one armed citizen, a woman has been targeted by criminals multiple times and used a gun. A 46-year-old shot man who broke into her home in the wee hours of the morning. She called 9-1-1 to report someone breaking into the window. The man climbed to the second story and broke through a window. The woman hid in the bathroom and shot the intruder. The wounded man jumped for the second story and fled but was found dead nearby. The same homeowner also wounded a home invade her in 2013. Dayton daily news, dayton, ohio. Mr. President, that's not the only one. Let's see. Dated January 15. An employee with the right to carry permit used his gun to scare off an attacker in a church in boulder colorado. A female parishioner was in a parking lot when her estranged husband approached her with a knife. The assault was witnessed and pulled out a handgun. The man is faced with charges of the woman was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for an abdominal wound. No charges will be brought. Truth is the mortal enemy to a lie. January 11th, florida standard ground law, likely protected a palm beach resident who shot two intruders who had forced their way into his home. The homeowner returned and found criminals in his his residence. They fired on him and the resident killed one intruder and injured the second. The homeowner was not hurt. Here's another. At phoenix arizona man was forced to use a handgun for defense against a burglar when his initial verbal warnings did not have the required effect. The homeowner was home alone when he was alerted to the sound of a window breaking. Spotting the intruder, the homeowner retrieved his gun and warned the intruder he was armed. The suspect continued towards him to enter the building and the room in which he lived. He fired, striking him at least once. The burglar fled down the alley but collapsed later. Here's another one. The criminal just had broken into a cincinnati ohio home with a rifle pointed at 79-year-old Henry. But when his 18-year-old granddaughter momentarily -- he drew his revolver from under his pole and he. Asked whether he'll continue to sleep with his gun under his pillow, he said it's too dangerous not to.
[Unknown]
With the thoughts of telling a big enough lie, continued by his own thoughts saying truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, I am happy to have brought you this morning's dose of truth.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Henrico, Senator McEachin .
Don McEachin
Mr. President, I rise on a point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Don McEachin
Much to the shag relationshie Senator, on a serious note, we've had two senators take the floor on points of personal privilege and talk about this administration and the loss of this $1.5 million or so. I understand what a certain Delegate from Williamsburg said many years ago in the House chamber, that consistency is the hob gone lynn of small minds. But I don't recall either of those senators taking the floor to suggest that the previous administration had done something illegal when it came to the u.S. 460 and not one shovel of dirt being moved, and yet hundreds of millions of not one time did I hear a point dollars being spent. Of personal privilege on that issue. And at the risk of correcting the -- my leader, the senior Senator from Fairfax County, I 'm advised by the administration that it's not nine deals that have gone wrong. It is one deal that has gone wrong. Mr. President, I thank you for your time and I would hope that money and ethics will not turn out to be partisan issues in this assembly session.
[Unknown]
The clerk will please report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
The clerk: today, Monday, January 25th, the joint rules committee will meet 30 minutes after adjournment of the Senate at the sixth floor speakers conference room. Senators McDougle, Norment, Newman, roth, reed, sasse away and Dance. The committee on general laws and technology will meet 45 minutes after adjournment in Senate room a. The finance subcommittee on health and human resources will meet at 4:00 p.M., 10th floor conference room, senators Hanger, Howell, Alexander, parker and Dunnavant .
[Unknown]
Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th, the finance subcommittee on economic development and natural resources will meet at 7:30 a.M., 10th floor conference room, senators Ruff, Saslaw, Wagner, Alexander and Obenshain. The education and health subcommittee on health professions will meet at 8:30 a.M. Fourth floor east conference room, snorings Garrett, care a kaye, Barker, Dunnavant, Lucas. The committees for finance will meet at 9:00 a.M. In Senate room b. The republican caucus will meet at 11:30 a.M. In Senate room two. And the democratic caucus will meet at 11:30 a.M. In Senate room 1.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move that the Senate do now adjourn until 12 noon tomorrow.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the Senate stand adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. [Senate adjourned] [Senate adjourned]