01/27/2016 Senate Proceedings

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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend Jonathan Stells, House of Prayer,
Chesterfield, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Hanger dispensed with reading of Journal (37-Y
2-N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10126): reading waived (35?Y 4?N)

The House of Delegates has passed the following House bills: HB 20,
114, 115, 123, 124, 125, 208, 440, 476, 514, 691, 699, 734

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint
resolutions: HJ 31, 87, 88, 163, 169

House bills and joint resolutions referred: see January 28 Senate
Calendar

BILLS REPORTED

From Finance: SB 116, 160, 271, 372; HB 402

From Local Government: SB 629, 642 rereferred to Finance, 653, 674

From Privileges and Elections: SB 31, 59S, 89A, 106, 137A, 188S,
190S rereferred to Finance, 191, 308A, 315, 316, 381, 460S rereferred to
Finance, 603, 664A

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 4 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 25 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 39 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 83 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 107 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 124 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 152 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 176 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 198 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 250 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 252 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 268 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 284 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 299 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 307 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 328 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 348 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 349 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 356 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 360 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 373 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 375 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 425 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 434 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 443 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 448 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 464 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 479 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 480 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 502 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 529 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 544 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 569 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 573 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 608 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 615 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 37 - Out of block, Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)

SB 154 - Out of block, Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 3-N)

SB 322 - Out of block, Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 2-N)

SB 399 - Out of block, Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 43 - Passed by for day

SB 446 - Passed by for day

SB 208 - Motion to rerefer to Finance agreed to (voice vote)

SB 1 - Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)

SB 21 - Passed by for day

SB 23 - Passed by for day

SB 48 - Passed by for day

SB 91 - Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N), Passed Senate (40-Y
0-N)

SB 126 - Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)

SB 163 - Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 14-N)

SB 175 - Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N)

SB 211 - Passed by for day

SB 350 - Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 363 - Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)

SB 401 - Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 5-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 182 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 206 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 230 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 293 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 325 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 377 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 408 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 445 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 621 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 670 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 12 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 67 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 207 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 352 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 388 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 389 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 453 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 506 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 637 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION ON THIRD READING

SJ 70 - Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION ON SECOND READING

HJ 210 - Read second time

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned at 1:18 p.m.
to convene Thursday, January, 28, 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. Those persons not entitled to the privileges of the floor will retire to the gallery. The senators and all in attendance will stand and be led in prayer by the Reverend jonathan stells, House of prayer, Chesterfield. Reverend, welcome.
[Unknown]
Would you bow your heads and prayer with me today. Our father who art in heaven we ask for your presence and guidance not so much in a flourish of fancy words but with sincerity and awareness of our great needs. You say that it if anyone lacks wes dom we shall ask of you and walk in your ways and purposes. There is no authority except that which you have established so we pray for our leaders today. Heavenly father we ask that you would empower this governing body with the strength to make difficult yet moral and just decisions that would set the course for the laws of this commonwealth and the well being of its citizens and give us the heart and compassion and grace to see and know what our state can do to help all of its citizens. We ask that you would be our leader and compass pointing this body in the direction that is morally righteous and civically just. Through all the great trials and triumphs to the present day we pray that you be faithful to build the spirit of godly unity and of love and Peace. With you all things are possible. As this body endeavors to do all the good they can I pray that you bless them and keep them and give them and our great state of Virginia Peace. We ask it in your precious and holy name, amen.
[Unknown]
Amen.
Bill Howell
The clerk will call the roll, all those present will please vote aye. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
You have a quorum, Mr. President. Senate journal for Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
Bill Howell
The Senator from augustus, Senator Hanger moves the reading of the journal be waived. All in favor of waiving the reading of the journal please vote 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.
Emmett Hanger
Ayes 27, nos 2. Ayes 27, nos 2. The clerk will report any communications from the House of delegates.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully move we waive the reading of any communications from the House of delegates.
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the communications from the House of delegates 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]
Ayes 35, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 4. The reading of the communication is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
The time has come to welcome visitors to the gallery and take up other matters of the morning hour. Senator Vogel .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for purposes of several introductions.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to call your attention in the gal which to two women visiting from foster county for the big republican women's luncheon. The first is hazel Lee kazer president of the piedmont republican women's club and a good friend and huge activist in the community and the second is carolyn kirkland. Chair of caring for america and does a huge amount of work in advocacy for the military and I would ask that you please extend to both of them the very, very warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Would Ms. Hazel kazer and Ms. Welcome. We ask see you loud and clearly with your red. Thanks for coming here. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering miss hazel kinzer and carolyn kirkland the warm welcome of the [applause] Senate .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for announcements.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor the Senator has the floor.
Bill Carrico
For introduction, I 'm sorry. Mr. President, visiting us today from the far southwest is several groups from the community college and on behalf of myself, Senator Stanley, Senator Suetterlein and Senator Chafin, I would like to draw your attention to the gallery. I believe they are in the gallery now is a group from whistler community college president dean stenkel and ice group and president green couch and his group and president from the mountain empire community college Scott Hamilton, president from southwest community college, mark easttep and higher education the new director david matlock and his group of students with them today and I would like for you and the body to make them welcome here to the capitol today. Thank you. Would members from the community
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Colleges please rise. Thank you all for making your way to Richmond, today. And also thank you for being part of our educational system. We really depend and we are very proud of our community colleges and we have as you know, 23 across the commonwealth doing a wonderful job bringing skills to jobs. Keep up the good work and thanks for being here and talking to your senators and delegates today. I would ask the members of the Senate so join me in offering members from the community colleges the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Senator Vogel. You were done with me, weren't you?
[Unknown]
I never.
[Unknown]
I rise for purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
From plains Virginia, Scott filling. A registered operating room nurse. He is also a freelance writer for screen plays, a paranormal investigator, environmental activist, artist and a cartoonist. There is not much that he doesn't do. He also has been a big activity in the community regarding highway safety and other issues and here advocating for a bill he has been working on for two years. Please extend to Scott the warm welcome of the Senate. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Would Scott please rise. You wear many hats and seems like you left them all home today. Thanks for being with us today. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering Scott the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black .
Dick Black
For an introduction, Mr .
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor. President.
Dick Black
Ladies and gentlemen, today we are graced by the presence of some wonderful young people who are related and associated with Senator Vogel. And first, I will introduce to you master will Vogel who is 12 years old, excuse me. And he is in the 6th grade at hill school in middleburg. Will has been here a number of times. I have introduced him when my voice was better and we hope that he May come back and be a Page very shortly. So he is the first. The second is taz Vogel who is 7 years old in the first grade at hill school and I understand that you are some what of a wild mischief maker. I can relate to that. You May become a snake hunter at the rate you are going. But anyway, we are pleased to have you. And also there is a family friend abbey bruce who is 14 years old in the 9s grade and a very good friend of the family and I would ask that we extend the warm welcome of the Senate to each of these individuals.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Will will and taz Vogel and abbey bruce please rise. Always great to see you all here with us visiting. [applause]. We actually had olivia here for a couple of days so we have gone this week through the Vogel family. Always wonderful to see you all. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to keep your eye on your mom. A wonderful person and doing a wonderful job for the commonwealth of Virginia. I ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Chesterfield, Senator Chase .
Amanda Chase
Mr. President. I would like to rise for several introductions.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Amanda Chase
A warm welcome to the Reverend who gave our in vocation toot. Accompanied by his wife pastor amy and johnathan cane. I have known johnathan since he was a teenager and he is pastoring what used to be his father's church and just enjoy that family so much. I really love that he has a minor in political science. He is currently the lead pastor at the House of prayer church a multigenerational multiethic congregation with campuses in central Chesterfield and mid loathian. I love the church. The church has a built, primary and secondary education schools in nigeria and ghana, House of prayer is committed to planning churches over the last 39 years throughout Virginia, europe, southeast asia and africa with a purpose on serving our community. They serve approximately 3700 people a month through the food bank program and partners with organizations throughout the Richmond metropolitan area to encourage and serve those from all walks of life. Thank you all for being here today and being brave enough to give the in vocation this morning. I appreciate it.
[Unknown]
Would the Reverend and your guest please rise. Thank you all so much for being here this morning and getting us off on a good start to the session. And some great things that your church is doing for the community and for the world. Thank you for all of your efforts. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering the Reverend and his guest a warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Senator louis.
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
Floor.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Joining us is a former Page, Ms. Kelly Scott here in her new capacity as a pharmacy student at Shenandoah university. I would hope that the Senate would give her a warm back become.
[Unknown]
Would kelly Scott please rise. Welcome back, kelly. Great to see you again. As most people can probably remember you were my first Page first session in the Senate and it is great to see folks grow up and mature and do great things across the commonwealth. Congratulations and welcome back. I would ask members of the Senate to join me in offering Ms. Kelly Scott the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Chesterfield Senator Chase .
Amanda Chase
Thank you, Mr. President. I have a second introduction this morning.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Amanda Chase
I would also like to introduce the Virginia fraternal order of police who is also visiting with us today. We have president kevin carol who is the president of the fraternal order of police of Virginia and national president chuck canterbury, national secretary pat Yost if they are here and I 'm checking my sheet so tee if I missed anybody. Tommy styles national trustee from Chesterfield County and marty Williams. Did I miss anybody, kevin? Okay, got it. Also in attendance members of the fop and law enforcement community from across the sweat commonwealth of Virginia. For those who don't know the fraternal order of police is made up of roughly 7,500 sworn law enforcement officers from all across the commonwealth. Their membership includes local law enforcement agencies, state police, sheriffs deputies, capitol police and correction officers. You for being here.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members of the fraternal order of police please rise. Thank you all for being with us today and especially thank you for what you do in keeping our streets and our communities, our as I told you all this morning schools safe. When other folks are leaving you all are the ones that go in and keep it safe. And so we all on behalf of the Senate and the staff thank you for all that you do. I would also a little bit of inside politics here for those of you that are visiting but each year we have a chili cookoff and the members of the Senate and the House and folks from around the community we have been doing it for 25 years, and this man in the gallery with us today, kevin carol, for the first time in 25 years he brought some boar to the chili cookoff and won first place. Join me to thank them for their services and I would ask the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from augustus, Senator Hanger. There are quite a few people here as advocates for mental health services, but I would, Mr. President, would ask you to specifically recognize a group from Augusta County the mental health association there. Hope you would recognize them, Mr. President,.
Emmett Hanger
Would members from the mental health of Augusta please rise. Thank you all for making the trip from just a beautiful part of our commonwealth and as we said there are a lot of folks across the commonwealth affected by mental illness and we all need to be advocates for them. We thank you for being here today and advocating on their behalf. I would ask members of the Senate to join me in offering the members from the mental health of Augusta the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
Bill DeSteph
I rise for introduction of law enforcement representatives from Virginia beach. Joining us master police officer brian luciano, the president of Virginia beach pda. Master police officer andrew havola, vice president of Virginia please pda and master police officer the secretary of the Virginia beach pva. Master police officer amy pure ren and anthony espinosa, retired master police officer, senior advisor to the Virginia beach police. Sergeant richard cheatam, thomas council two, Virginia beach pb a and lieutenant mapes. Captain kenneth Miller from the Virginia beach police ovicyst. And doug zedloff. Sergeant darrell plude. Master police officer jason carigland, bay ridge officer and a special welcome to rebecca Jones widow of brian Jones it was killed in the line of duty. Mr. President, my second introduction is for ham son roads association for commercial real estate. Their 600 hedges dedicated to promoting the best interests of commercial real estate in the. The organization's focus is to present an authoritative unified and factual unified voice in initiatives that impact members ability to successfully conduct the business of the commercial real estate. And for my final group, the nurse -- I will come back to you.
[Unknown]
Sorry, Mr. President.
Bill DeSteph
That is great. You have a lot of persons on the floor the Senate. If the members from the Virginia beach law enforcement would please rise. Y'all brought quite a contingency up from the beach and what a wonderful part of our commonwealth and especially important with tourism and folks that come and visit. We appreciate all the work that you do to keep our streets and community safe. I ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering members from the Virginia beach law enforcement the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Members from the commercial real estate if you all would please rise. One in number today. Thank you for being here. Appreciate you making the trip here and advocating for commercial real estate and hope you have a wonderful day here. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering the member from the commercial real estate association a warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach you have the floor.
[Unknown]
I rise for the final introduction for the Virginia association of nurse anesthetist. Certified register nurses have been providing anesthesia for 118 years and we are proud to have them caring for our citizens. Nationally 49,000 are the difference makers when it comes to ensuring patients make it safely and comfortably through surgery, kyle bearing and other procedures without pain or recollection of the convenients that have occurred. In recognition of this week as national cnra week they want to share the commitment to caring for one patient at a time. I extend the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Would the members from the certified register nurse anesthetists please rise. Thank you all where foing here and for the great work you do. I know as a physician myself you all are an integral part of our medical team and as the good doctor or the Senator said thank you for allowing us to go through the procedures and not feel the discomfort and not remember some of it. Keep up the good work. I would ask that the members of the Senate to join me in offering the members from certified registered nurses a warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Senator from Franklin, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. It is my pleasure to introduce a couple of friend. Cynthia dunbar and diana shores. Cynthia was a former elected official to the texas state board of education from the 10th district. Diana shores my good friend is a former director of the dade services and deals with mental health and persons with diswants and does a wonderful job at what she does and her husband is a good friend of mine, chris shores who couldn't be here today. He is busy taking care of the children and doing the laundry and I asked for a laundry selfie to prove that is happening but I have not seen it yet. If you would extend the warm back of the Senate, I would appreciate it.
[Unknown]
Would cynthia dunbar and diana shores please rise. Welcome and I 'm glad you are here to keep an eye on the good Senator from Franklin. He needs an eye kept on him every now and then. Appreciate you being here and I hope you have safe travels back your homes. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering cynthia dunbar and diana shores the warm welcome the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover Senator McDougle. >> If the nascar could give us the name of the nurses we could put them on the Senate staff so we do not have to remember the pain we to endure in the committees tonight. We have a group in the gallery from King George high school robert mitchell the director of counseling and jessica wilkerson the ap instructor. They are here today and celebrating the fourth time in six years that King George schools have been named to the college boards annual ap district honor roll. King george is one of only 425 school districts in the united states and cadahia that were honored in 2015 for increasing access to ap course work while simultaneously increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on ap exams. On behalf of myself and the gentleman from Stafford, we would like to have the Senate recognize the leaders from King George high school.
Ryan McDougle
Thank you, Senator. Would the members from King George high school please rise. Welcome today and congratulations on your achievements. That is just wonderful toer that. And you all are doing such a good job as part of our education system and preparing people for the workforce and keep up the great work. I would ask the members of the Senate to offer the members of King George high school the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
I rise for a second introduction. I would like to recognize members of the Virginia chamber of commerce and other local regional chambers here with us today. Mr. President, I think some are in the gallery and some are walking the hauls of the general assembly building and the capitol. The chamber is a nonpartisan business advocacy organization that works for catalyst and change in Virginia competitive. The largest business advocacy group in the commonwealth with more than 23,000 members. Mr. President, and members of the Senate, today there are 33 local and regional chamber of commerce members walking through the halls and they are gathering today to not only talk to us and watch committees, but for the reception that they will have later this evening. Mr. President, if you would please offer them the warm welcome of the Senate and thank them for the efforts in promoting economic development and Virginia 's economy.
Ryan McDougle
Thank you, Senator. Will members of the Virginia chamber if you are in the audience please rise. Senator, I believe they are probably watching from another room, but it was great to see all of y'all here today and just as Senator McDougle said, it is businesses across the commonwealth that keep us moving forward and we appreciate all that you all do for economic development. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering the members of the Virginia chamber the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke .
Mamie Locke
Thank you, Mr. President. If you would please extend the warm welcome from the Senate the students from the school of pharmacy from Hampton university and I 'm sure they would like to up vite each of us to visit them with the health fair in the g.A.B.
[Unknown]
Would the members from the Hampton university school of pharmacy please rise. Great to have you all here and as I tell people the jobs today. Out there now are stem related and anything in healthcare is very promising. So you all are in a good position and keep up the good work and study hard and it will pay off in the long run. You will be able to take good care and help people as well. I ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering the members from the Hampton university school of pharmacy the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
Mamie Locke
The Senator from Bath, Senator Deeds .
Creigh Deeds
I rise for introduction the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
As Senator Hanger pointed out, today it mental health advocacy day. There are over 130 advocates here from all over Virginia from the national alliance, vocal Virginia, voices for Virginia 's children, mental health america of Virginia and campaign for children's mental health. Lots of facts and figures we could go over. They are spending the day meeting with elected officials sharing stories and advocating for adequate resters improve and strengthen the mental health system for all Virginia children and adults. I ask that you give them the warm greetings of the Virginia Senate .
Creigh Deeds
Would advocates for mental health if you are in the gallery please rise. Thank you all so much for being here today. As you know as the good Senator from Bath said, a lot of efforts are being taken in Virginia to open up access and give better care to those that are mentally ill. We appreciate all that you all do as part of the effort. I ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering advocates for mental health the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from ail alexand, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
I want to introduce three members looking over my shoulder literally and figuratively. The first is my vice mayor, justin wilson who is the leader in technology in our new vice mayor, councilman tim levane who also serves as the chairman of the met poll ton Washington council of governments transportation planning board. And council man john chapman a leading advocate for affordable housing in my city and a public school teacher. Mr. President, I hope that you will extend to them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Mr. Members from the Alexandria city council please rise. Welcome, it is great to have you in Richmond. What a wonderful city you all have up there in Alexandria and we always enjoy coming up and visiting. Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing you soon. I ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering the Alexandria city council the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
Adam Ebbin
Senator Lucas .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. President. Each year state ledge slateors and staff look forward to stew two. Passed in 2002 by designated the fourth January of each year Brunswick stew day. This year is the 14th year that the Brunswick County tourism association will be serving over 1,200 cups of stew prepared by the 2015 stew master winner clark bennett, kyle gee, roman zava and jessica allman. The Brunswick stew has become a signature dish in Brunswick County and one of our marketable products for tourism. Visitors come from near and far to the annual taste of Brunswick festival just to sample and purchase Brunswick stew. Judging from my cup, Mr. President, and yours, brunts wick stew made in southside Virginia is mmmmm good. On behalf of Senator Ruff and myself it is our honor to introduce the volunteers of the Brunswick County tourism association helping with stew day. Carla Martin dale. Clara Williams. Nancy Watson, the honorable bernard Jones, mayor, bill harrington, the honorable freddy harrison, nancy avery, lionel power, silvia allen, tina pearson and bobby carnes.
[Unknown]
It as great honor to introduce them and I would really appreciate if you could give them the warm greetings of the Senate commensurate with the warm feeling we have in our tummies from eating the Brunswick stew.
[Unknown]
Would members of the Brunswick stew day that prepared the wonderful Brunswick stew please rise if you are in the gallery. Thank you all so much for being here. [applause]
[Unknown]
We look forward to this every year and we appreciate all of the hard work that goes into this and congratulations for being in the position that you are to -- the stew.
[Unknown]
Matt: masters. Thank you all for all that you do and we hope to see you for many years to come. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in thanking those that prepared our Brunswick stew for us today. [applause]
[Unknown]
Mr. President and my final introduction we have visiting with us correctional offy certs from a number of facilities around Virginia to meet and talk with ledge slateors concerning safety issues and working conditions in state correctional centers. Correctional officers here today are from indian creek correctional center. Sussex one and Sussex two state prison. I would appreciate if you would extend my second group a very warm greetings of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the correctional -- or members of the correctional office please rise? Thank you all for being here today with us and as we said a lot of law enforcement folks are with us today and we appreciate you all doing all of the work that you do to keep us safe. And also to take care of those that are -- that have ended up in the correctional center. Thank you for all that you do. I ask the members Senate to join me in offering the correctional officers the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance .
Roz Dance
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Roz Dance
In the gallery we families from all over the state who participate in home visiting family support programs. The programs include chip, healthy families, parents as teachers and resource mothers. Some of the nurses, parent educators and counselors who work with them are also here. They are part of the home visiting consortium. Not all families have the experience or network of support to provide basic parenting skills. The programs work with families caught in the cycle of poverty and committed to creating a better life for their children and themselves intervening early using proven best practices, home visitors work hand in hand with parents, preparing them to be their children's first and most important teacher. Mr. President, we know that home visiting works. And we have the data to prove it. While there are many good programs serving families of young children, we stand tall in our ability to assure that Virginia benefits from healthier babies and toddlers, parent who are more self-sufficient and understand their roles as the child's first teacher. They know how to use preventive healthcare and not depend on the emergency room for care and make sure their kids start school ready for success and become better employees understanding how to manage the challenges of everyday life that are made even more difficult by poverty. Senators john Miller and Senator frank Ruff representative body on the commonwealth council for childhood success this past year. You chaird that, Mr. President. The study recognizes the value of home visiting in preparing for success despite poverty and recommended that we grow the programs. I'm pleased to report the governor has included the funds and for the first time in years there it no need for an Mr. President, I would ask that amendment. You give these families anded the people serving them a warm welcome to the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the early childhood home visiting programs please rise? Thank you all so much for the work that you do and just as the Senator said it so important to get into some of these at-risk homes and make sure that we are taking care of the mothers and making sure that the children are healthy. We appreciate all that you are doing. I would ask the members of the keep up the good work. Senate to please join me in offering those that are responsible for early childhood development and our home visiting program the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Is there any other business for the morning hour? Seeing none the clerk will please call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Senate calendar for Wednesday, January 27, 2007. Uncontested calendar.
[Unknown]
Senator Norment ?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would make a motion that all of the Senate bills on the third let me preface this, Mr. President. Aspirationally were hoping to expedite the calendar a little bit this morning and I will say that there would be several bills passed bye.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I respectfully move all the Senate bills o
[Unknown]
If any desires to remove one from the block do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
That the question is shall the bills on the uncontested calendar third reading pages 1-16 Senate bill 4 through Senate bill 615 be placed upon the final passage in the block with the understanding that any Senator desiring a bill removed from the block would do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The as have it. Senate bill 4. Senate bill 4. Senate bill 25.
[Unknown]
Could bill 37 we moved to the regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Come out of the block and into the regular calendar.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 39. Senate bill 83. 83 Senate bill 107. Senate bill 124. Senate bill Senate bill 152. Senate bill 154. Senate bill 176. Senate bill 1 -9d. 250. Senate bill 268. Senate bill 284. Senate bill 299. National bill 322. Senate bill 348. Senate bill 349. Senate bill 356. Senate bill 360. Senate bill 373. Senate bill 375. Senate bill 399. 425. Senate bill 434. Senate bill 443. Senate bill 448. Senate bill 464. Senate bill 479. Senate bill 480. Senate bill 502. Senate bill 529. Senate bill 544. Senate bill 569. Senate bill 573. Senate bill 608. Senate bill 615.
[Unknown]
Can you pull Senate bill 99 out of the block -- 399 out of the block, moo he was
[Unknown]
Please?
[Unknown]
399 will come out of the block.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke County .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, can Senate bill 154 and Senate bill 322 come out of the block
[Unknown]
One at a time. 154
[Unknown]
And 322. 322 on Page 7 and 154 on Page 4
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bills in the block pass except for bills 37, 399, 154 and 322. All in favor of the motion will. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
The bills in the block pass. Returning to Page 2. Senate bill 37. The Senator from Grayson, Senator Carrico
Bill Carrico
Move the passage of Senate bill 37 and speaking to the floor
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Bill Carrico
This was a bill that was requested of me by some farmers in the sur rounding area of tennessee that have had issues with the light vultures when cattle were birthing calves the vultures would come in and kill the calves and if the cow was down they would kill the cow while they were still living. This later on became evident that there are several incidents around the state where people who have sheep and cattle farms and livestock that had problems I think that reports from last year was over 230 some live stock and lambs lost due to the Black vulture problems. This bill as amended the substitute gives the commission the conservation commission the ability to manage these as we do coyotes and this basically was a law that was passed in tennessee last year to allow the ability to kill these birds when they become a problem. This is a little different method as a substitute offers allowing the management of them as we do the coyote and my hope would be the le pleasure to pass the bill. All in favor of the motion will. Have all the senators voted? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1
[Unknown]
The bill passes. Moving forward to Page four. Senate bill 154. The Senator from Spotsylvania
[Unknown]
I move the passage of the bill. Speaking to it briefly
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
This is a bill that many of us have seen before similar to the christmas tree effect with regard to enforcement of the facilities around the commonwealth. This bill basically allows the city of Norfolk and Richmond to open up beverages for any premise in excess of 1400 patrons capacity Wise certain requirements under the current code as that changes. Mr. President, this is specifically for the national here in Richmond. Thank you, Mr. President
Bill Howell
The request he is should Senate bill 154 pass. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. Have all the senators voted? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 3
[Unknown]
The bill passes. Moving to Page 7. Senate bill 322. The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin
Adam Ebbin
I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Adam Ebbin
Thank you. This bill sees that in our state prisons that we only charge inmates the cost of telephone calls as they the actual cost rather than putting on any additional fees or commissions. As recently as 2010 we were charging inmates $4 a call or an average of $4 a call which when you are in prison many inmates and families can ill afford and we know that the greatest predicter of success when you are released from prison is to have a good relationship with your family and a family that welcomes you back. What the fcc had required the loring of rates and the governor in the last contract that was negotiated also lowered them further. So it is in the budget. This requires continue to be charged the lowest available rate which is the way that this is moving across the country. I again renew my motion that we pass the bill
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 322 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2. The bill passes. On Page 10, Senate bill 39 -9d. The junior Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant
Siobhan Dunnavant
I move the bill pass and speak to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Siobhan Dunnavant
There is a language change in the could ed that will allow us to better reflect the practices of the board of medicine in granting a temporary authorization instead of a temporary license to practicing physicians that come if for summer camps and for cme programs.
[Unknown]
Thank you very much, Senator
[Unknown]
Thank you
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen
Chap Petersen
Gentle lady yield for a yes
[Unknown]
You yield for a question?
Chap Petersen
Couldn't this change be done through a regulation and not necessarily through a change to the state code
[Unknown]
It is my understanding that the code needs to be updated and changed to reflect the language appropriately
[Unknown]
Further question, Mr. Chairman
[Unknown]
Gentle lady yield for an additional requesty yes
[Unknown]
I have come clients who run a massage parlor. Would they also be considered part of the healing arts
[Unknown]
The Senator from Henrico
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. This would reflect specifically physicians
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment
Tommy Norment
I note that the bill has some temporary provisions and it seems to me that it has some structural issues that I think that we probably should look at this at another time, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Buckingham, Senator Garrett
Tom Garrett
I would query whether that was a motion the bill go bye for the day. Question for the patron. I'm looking at the bill and on line 18 any masseur. I'm bonding what sort of summer camps brought in masseuses. Perhaps the scope of a bill is a little more broad than contemplated
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Henrico
Tom Garrett
Excuse me, Mr. President. I don't see a line 18 on the
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President
[Unknown]
Would the junior Senator from Henrico yield for a question
Bill Stanley
No, sir, I won't. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, I will
[Unknown]
Mr. President that happens to me a lot actually. A lot of other areas. I would ask the patron looking at lines 164 and 165 she seems to appear to prefer numbers rather than spelling out the number itself. Say striking $25 and rather putting a dollar sign and the number two next to and then the can the patron please explain number five. Why she feels it in necessary to amend the code from the english written word to the numeric representation she now wishes us to vote nor and support
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Henrico
[Unknown]
One moment, sir. I think that in general physicians like to abbreviate things and it is much easier for us to read the dollar sign and the two numbers than the actual words. So I think that was the presence on our part. But thank you so much for pointing that out, yes
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 399 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
The bill passes. [applause]
[Unknown]
For those that are visiting today, this was the Senator 's first bill so that is why she had some I 'm not sure they were relevant questions but tough questions from fellow members. Congratulations, Senator, for your first bill.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar. >> Cyd bill 43. A bill relating to the time of municipal election
[Unknown]
I ask that we pass the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor >> Senate bill 43 is to adopt an ordinance if it is not in conflict with the charter to move the election from November to the May election. And it came by request of the town of damascus to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city.
[Unknown]
Gentleman yield for a yes
[Unknown]
Yield for a yes?
[Unknown]
Ile yield
[Unknown]
Yield, Senator
[Unknown]
This is a serious question, I remember a city and a town that both have May elections in their charter and the way I read this, it would seem to say that the council could change that to a November general election without changing the charter.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson
[Unknown]
It is my understanding the current code if in the charter allows it there is a conflict for the local government to be able to do it because it is not clarified here in the code. It doesn't allow it to conflict with it.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city
[Unknown]
Further question, Mr. Chair
[Unknown]
The gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
I yield
[Unknown]
He yields
[Unknown]
Being the son of an english teacher I understand the word not withstanding to mean even if there is a contrary provision in the city or town charter the council could move the general -- you could move the municipal election to a fall date even if the charter which, of course, we approved says it has to be a spring date. That is why I read the word noth withstanding. Do I have that wrong?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson ?
[Unknown]
It was my understanding and if you look at the bill it says by request.
[Unknown]
It was my understanding that [laughter] even know it is in the charter they still didn't have the authority do it unless it is clarified unless they come to the general assembly every time to do it.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city
[Unknown]
Mr. President, could this bill go bye for the day so I could talk with my friend
[Unknown]
No objection
[Unknown]
With that objection Senate bill 43 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
S.B. 446. A bill to provide for the submission to the voters of a constitution of Virginia adding proposed amendment to the to article I a section numbered 11-a, relating to the right to work.
[Unknown]
Could this go back forthe day
[Unknown]
Senate bill 446 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
S.B. 208. A billrelating to the statewide fire prevention code; state fire marshal; consumer fireworks; penalties.
[Unknown]
I never contemplated I would say what I am going to say. Could the bill be rereferred to finance
[Unknown]
The question is shall Senate bill 208 be rereferred to finance. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bill rereferred toify innocence
[Unknown]
Senate bill one a bill relating to the excise tax on peanuts
[Unknown]
It extends the sunset of 30 cents per 100 pounds excise tax on all peanuts grown in and sold in Virginia from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2021. The proceeds from the tax are used to for promoting the sale of peanuts in Virginia, Mr. President and I move that the bill pass
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 1 pass. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 5. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
S.B. 21. A bill to require the department of environmental quality to receive approval from the general assembly for a state plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing stationary sources prior to submitting the state plan to the u.S. Environmental protection agency for approval.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Russell County, Senator Chafin
Ben Chafin
May this bill go bye for the day?
Bill Howell
Without objection Senate bill 21 will go bye for the day.
Ben Chafin
S.B. 23. A bill to amend and Virginia, relating to grand larceny and certain property crimes; threshold.
[Unknown]
Senator reed?
[Unknown]
I would ask that the bill go bye for the day
[Unknown]
With that objection, Senate bill 23 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
S.B. 48. A bill relating to carrying a concealed handgun; permit not required.
[Unknown]
I would ask that that go bye for the day
Bill Howell
Without objection that will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
S.B. 91. A bill relating to license plates for emergency vehicles. >> I move that the bill be passed. Speak to the floor
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Allows agencies and commercial plan providers the opportunity to title and register vehicles in a manner similar to volunteer or government or private ambulance companies. It is confusing when the private emergency services vehicles that work in concert with all other municipal and governmental emergency services vehicles when they go to get licensing some of them have been given for hire license plates and some are taxis and this clears up the confusion and allows dmv to have a policy consistent and everyone will get the same kind of emergency services plate and that is the bill and I urge that the bill pass
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 91 pass. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. All in favor of th e motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0
[Unknown]
The bill passes
[Unknown]
I want to bring that back
[Unknown]
Senate bill 126
[Unknown]
Mr. President,
[Unknown]
What purpose does the Senator rise?
[Unknown]
I rise for a motion and move that we reconsider the vote by which we passed s.B. 91
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which Senate bill 91 passed be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
The bill excuse me the motion is agreed to. The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator morrison?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, the question is shall Senate bill 91 pass. All in favor of the motion willo pposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes. Senate bill 126, a bill relating to alcoholic beverage control; mixed beverage licenses for certain properties.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Senate bill 126 alies one of the those lingor by the drink bills and allows liquor by the drink to be served in a place in carol county around the edge called kanawa valley. They do mud bogs and tractor pulls and they have a is a loan and asked me to -- saloon. I ask that the bill pass
[Unknown]
Should Senate bill 126 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those are the senators ready to vote? Opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? [captioning performed by the national captioning institute which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. Visit ncicap.Org], Senator >> Gives localities especially those prone to frequent flooding the option enact an ordinance to provide the ability to regulate cards and watercraft and flooded streets in a way that increases damages, damage to homes and cars. It -- this bill was brought as a Hampton citizen initiatives and amendment and nature of the subty tout provides an ex-exempt for utility vehicles and require inen there be signage and notice to operators of the prohibition and the class -- the class four misdemeanor. The cities of Hampton have asked that they be empowered and again this a local option to enforce a vehicular know wake zone when there is a flooding event by making it a misdemeanor to operate a motor vehicle or a boat on a flooded street, highway, alley or parking lot that causes damage to other vehicles adjacent real properties or improvement. This bill exempts law enforcement fantasy football or firefighters oremergency medicad the Virginia department of transportation. I hope it would be the pleasure of the Senate to pass the bill. I vote that the bill pass
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson, Senator Carrico ?
Bill Carrico
Mr. President, speak to the bill
[Unknown]
I understand what the gentle lady is trying to get at. We currently have a reckless driving statute class one misdemeanor as to endanger life, limb or property. The property damages that are be done would qualify under that section and I 'm not sure if the
Bill Carrico
The Senator has the floor departments are going to not force the class one misdemeanor if they will enforce the class four and that brings some confusion as to what enforcement efforts they are going to have with this bill because we currently have a law on the books that would cover this at this time and that is the reason I 'm voting no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Thank you.
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 163 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 26, nos 14
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 175, a bill relating to concealed handgun permits, access to Virginia criminal information network
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass and speaking to the pleasure measure
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
This is a bill that you most of y'all saw last year and passed out of this body and the body down the Hall and unfortunately the governor determined to veto it. So, I brought it back again. And I would -- the first thing I would tell you is this is not a gun bill. This is a bill that has to do with sharing information about folks who have concealed permits with out-of-state police agencies. And I particularly point to those of us who have bordering jurisdiction in other states we have constituents who cross over into the states and if they don't recognize our Virginia concealed permit then our citizens are technically breaking the law when they go into that state. In maryland, if they find you with a concealed weapon, they arrest you and take you to jail and hold you without bond until you can go before a judge and I 'm aware of people who have had this happen to them. It is no the a pro gun bill and not an antilaw enforcement bill. The bill just says if you don't recognize or give us reciprocity on our concealed permit, then you don't get access to our criminal information network in order to find out that our constituents, our citizens of Virginia have that permit. It just looks after the people we represent. And the easy way for maryland or any other state to fix it, is just to acknowledge our permit and not use that against our citizen. With that I move the bill pass, Mr. President
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator
Bill Howell
Shall Senate bill 175 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 ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 28, nos 12
[Unknown]
The bill passes
[Unknown]
Senate bill 211 relating to public schools physical activity requirements
[Unknown]
The Senator from Newport News, Senator Miller
John Miller
Can that bill gobye for the day
[Unknown]
Senate bill 211 will go bye for the day
John Miller
Senate bill 350 a bill relating to medical and mental health treatment of prisoners incapable of giving consent
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bath County ,
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass. Senator dean it allows the department of corrections in a mental health commitment hearing to use licensed professional councilors, licensed professional social workers the same people used in commit hearings which occur outside of the department of corrections
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 350 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 363. A bill relating to the rights of persons with disabilities in public places and places of public accommodation. Fraud aah lent representation of a service dog penalty.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves
Bryce Reeves
I move the bill pass and speaking briefly to the bill the Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
As discussed yesterday on the floor by the senior Senator from Richmond, the bill has to do with those who intend to commit fraud by stating they have a service dog that actually doesn't perform any of that. The bill is pretty much explained yesterday and that is the bill, Mr. President,
Bryce Reeves
The question is shall Senate bill 363 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4. The bill passes
[Unknown]
Senate bill 4 o 1, a bill relating to crohn's disease, colitis and other inflammatory bow eldisease identification cards and information
[Unknown]
The Senator from western Fairfax County, morrison.
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Senate bill 401 is a good neighbor bill and directs the department of health to issue an information card to individuals with crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and colitis or inflame ma torre bowel disorder. All ailments that require emergency use of a restroom. Someone with one of the these referenced conditions would have to request a card from the department of health and have a family s1 is sign off and pay a fee for the card and it is expected that the fee for the cards would cover the cost of the program. It could then be shown to a retail establishment to explain why immediate access to a restroom is so vital helping the cardholder maintain privacy and dignity. Here is the key part of the bill I think, Mr. President is it does not require the private establishment to offer their restroom. It is an information card that explains why the need is there and gives the establishment proprietor the ability to help their neighbor. This card issued by the department of health lends credibility to the holder's claim and will hopefully lead to the establishment allowing them access and it would affect about 36,000 people in the commonwealth of Virginia and I renew the motion to pass the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator from Buckingham, Senator Garrett
Tom Garrett
Would the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Yes
Tom Garrett
Would the card state that the owner was not required to allow the individual to use the facilities?
[Unknown]
I believe that that is the intent of the card but there is no penalty put into the measure anyway so there is no way to -- for someone who is denied access to seek any redress
[Unknown]
One more question
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for an additional question?
[Unknown]
I yield
[Unknown]
What would this card be called?
[Unknown]
Senator from Fairfax
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I will leave that up to the fine department of health in Virginia because I think we could get into a good deal of trouble going down this path. Thank you.
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 401 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 5
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 5. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar. Senate bill on first reading
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment
Tommy Norment
I move that all of the Senate bills on the first reading on the uncontested and regular calendar which would include all Senate bills only pages 22 through 28 including Senate bill 182 through Senate bill 637 that the rules of the Senate be suspended and that the first constitutional reading of the titles be dispensed with
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules byssuses senned and first reading of the title bills on uncontested and regular calendars Page 22 through 28, Senate bill 182 through Senate bill 637 be dispensed with. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll
Tommy Norment
Ay es 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
The reading of the titles is dispensed with. The the Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I move a all of the bills be passed by for the day, sir
[Unknown]
The question is should the Senate bills is now on second read go bye for the day all in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The bills will go bye for the day
Tommy Norment
On Page 28 regular calendar. Senate jointures hi, guys on joint reading proposing an amendment to the constitution of Virginia adding art st. Louis 11
[Unknown]
Could that goo bye for the day
[Unknown]
The resolution will go bye for the day
[Unknown]
House joint resolution on second reading. House joint resolution 210 election of a supreme court of Virginia justice
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment
Tommy Norment
Inquire of the clerk does that complete today's calendar?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir
Tommy Norment
Is there any other business to come before the Senate
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
One of my little known skills is I have eyes in the back of my Head and that tells me that the town of vienna has the town council and mayor in attendance today. I have been fortunate to represent the town since 2007. It is a town of approximately 15,000 people with a thriving business district right in the heart of northern Virginia. And a great residential neighborhoods where a lot of fine people live and I 'm proud to represent them so I know they are here today because of the eyes in the back of my Head. I would ask that we give them a warm acknowledgement
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the offices of vienna, Virginia, please rise. Welcome to the capital. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering the members a warm welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
The clerk will please report [applause] any announcements on the day
[Unknown]
For today, Wednesday, januare for courts of justice will meet 30 minutes after adjournment in Senate room b. This is a change. Committee on transportation 45 minutes after adjournment in Senate room a. >> The rule caucus meet at 5:00 prime minister on the third floor east conference room. Nurse, January 28. 2016. Committee on education and health will meet at 8:00 a.M. In Senate room b. The Hampton roads caucus at 8:0s conference room. The republican caucus will meet at 11:30 a.M. In Senate room 2. The democratic caucus will meet at 11:30 a.M. In Senate room 1.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President I move that the Senate do now adjourn until 12 noon tomorrow
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate stand adjourned until 12 noon tomorrow. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. Until 12:00 noon tomorrow.