02/01/2016 Senate Proceedings

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SB48—00:06:41
SB31—00:01:08
SB59—00:02:02
SB106—00:00:16
SB105—00:00:40
SB106—00:00:48
SB116—00:00:40
SB118—00:00:10
SB115—00:00:40
SB116—00:00:58
SB160—00:00:48
SB188—00:00:42
SB191—00:00:54
SB603—00:01:21
SB629—00:05:12
SB664—00:00:18
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—01:14
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—01:24
Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)—00:02
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:06
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:04
Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:08
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:06
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:04
Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)—00:06
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:04
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:06
Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)—00:04
Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)—00:06
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:04
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:06
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:00
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:02
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:02
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:06
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:06
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:04
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:06
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:04
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:10
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:04
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:04
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:04
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:06
Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)—00:02
Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)—00:04
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:06
Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)—00:08
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:06
Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)—00:04
Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)—01:00
Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)—00:04
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:02
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:02
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:02
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:04
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:04
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:04
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:08
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:06
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:04
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:36
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:52
Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)—00:00
Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)—00:00
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:00
Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)—00:18
Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)—00:18
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:00
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:02
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:00
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:38
Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)—00:04
Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)—00:02
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:02
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:16
Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)—00:00
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:02
Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:00
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:16
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:56
Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)—00:02
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:02
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—03:19
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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend Josh Turner, New Life Louisa,
Louisa, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator DeSteph dispensed with reading of Journal (34-Y
4-N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10129): reading waived (35?Y 4?N)

The House of Delegates has passed the following House bills: HB
181, 184, 190, 559, 562, 629, 648, 652, 674, 719, 724, 725, 727, 731, 816, 1026

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint
resolutions: HJ 22, 23, 42, 53, 158, 162, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 174, 176,
179, 180, 182, 183, 185, 186, 187, 189, 190, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 198, 199,
200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 207, 208, 209, 211, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following Senate joint
resolutions: SJ 3, 5, 8, 13, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31,
36, 39, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 74, 76, 77,
78, 82, 98, 99, 100, 103, 104, 108, 109, 110, 111, 130

House bills referred, and joint resolutions laid on Clerks Desk: see
February 2 Senate Calendar

BILLS REPORTED

From Courts of Justice: SB 7A, 49S rereferred to Finance, 70, 71,
77 rereferred to Finance, 87S, 108S rereferred to Finance, 247S, 248, 291S
rereferred to Finance, 457 rereferred to Finance, 628S rereferred to Finance,
730S rereferred to Finance

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 89 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 137 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 271 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 308 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 315 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 316 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 372 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 381 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 653 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 674 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 446 - Passed by for day

SB 48 - Read third time and defeated by Senate (20-Y 20-N, Chair
voted nay)

SB 506 - Passed by for day

SB 31 - Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 7-N)

SB 59 - Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 3-N)

SB 106 - Read third time and defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N),
Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N), Passed
Senate (21-Y 19-N)

SB 116 - Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 160 - Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 10-N)

SB 188 - Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 7-N)

SB 191 - Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 9-N)

SB 603 - Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 13-N)

SB 629 - Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB 664 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Surovell floor amendment agreed to (voice vote), Engrossed by Senate
block vote (voice vote)

SB 133 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 162 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 201 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 233 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 245 - Read second time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 265 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 287 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 338 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 342 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 368 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 413 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 437 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 465 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 507 - Read second time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 515 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 551 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 555 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 592 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 595 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 609 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 636 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 658 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 665 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 683 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 712 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 621 - Out of block, Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB 90 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 111 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 117 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 127 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 181 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 285 - Read second time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 323 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 556 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 610 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Passed by for day

SB 612 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 666 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice vote),
Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 249 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

SB 253 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

SB 283 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

SB 292 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

SB 367 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

SB 385 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

SB 455 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

SB 557 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 278 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

SB 344 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

SB 346 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

SB 466 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

SB 732 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y
0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION ON THIRD READING

HJ 210 - Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION ON THIRD READING

SJ 70 - Passed by for day

HJ 229 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived,
taken up for immediate consideration (40-Y 0-N), Agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned at 1:22 p.m.
to convene Tuesday, February 2, 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 josh turner, new life Louisa, Louisa. Reverend turner, welcome.
[Unknown]
Let us pray. Dear lord we come to you today and we are grateful that you give us directions when we ask. We are grateful that you lead us when we need to be led, we acknowledge that without you all of our efforts are in vain. Lord, we pray for a clear path set before us today. We come today, lord, with the decisions of this great state and we humbly place them before you as we move throughout our day, lord, place checks in our spirit, give us confirmation in our spirit and lead us to make decisions that you would have us to make. Lord, as these men and women represent you, let the people be assured that these great leaders are being led by one much higher than they, by the one who bestows the bountiful blessings on this state. Lord, we pray for prosperity, strong economy Peace and a state that depends on you for blessing. We pray that we when trust in you with all of our heart and lean not into our own understanding lord when all of our ways we acknowledge you, we trust that you shall direct your paths in the name of jesus I pray, 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 Friday, January 29 and Saturday January 30, 2016.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph waives that the reading be waived. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote?
Bill DeSteph
Ayes 34, nos 4.
[Unknown]
The reading is waived. The clerk will report any communications in the House of delegates. The Senator from James city cou.
Bill DeSteph
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully move that we waive the reading of any communications received from the House of delegates sir.
Bill Howell
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 4.
[Unknown]
The reading is waived. The can clerk will report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
The time has come to recognize visitors to the gallery. The senior Senator from Henrico, Senator McEachin .
Don McEachin
Mr. President, I rise for two introductions.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Don McEachin
Mr. President, today is labor day at the capital. In the gallery, perhaps elsewhere in the capital we have members of the afl-cio with us. In the gallery I believe is doris krause mays the president of the Virginia afl-cio and mike brillly Head of state buildings and trades and other members of the state labor organization. I would ask that you give them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the afl-cio all the way in the back. Please rise. Thank you all for being here today. I hope you have a good day getting around the capital and talking to the legislators and talking about what is important to you out in the workforce. Thank you all for advocating. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering members from the afl-cio the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Henrico, Senator McEachin .
Don McEachin
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Don McEachin
As you know, Sunday is super bowl Sunday and I believe the team from carolina will be walking away with the vince lombardi profy. Be that as it May, we today have our own super bowl champions in our midst from the ninth Senate district, the state high school football champions. The Highland springs springers. On behalf of the Henrico delegation I would ask that you give them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would the members from the Highland springs high school football team please rise. [applause]
[Unknown]
Wow, what a --
[Unknown]
I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate you all on what you accomplished this year and appreciate you all being here today and hope you have a wonderful day. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering members from the Highland springs high school football team the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Senator Vogel .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Two introductions. Don't forget. It is my honor to have today in the gallery educators visiting today from Frederick county. Educators from all over the district but in the gallery from Frederick county. Joe kirk the president of the Frederick county education association. Shanika Williams the secretary of the Frederick county education association. Cynthia schrum. They are all proud educate and I would ask that you extend to them the very warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
I will, Senator. Would members from the Frederick city education association please rise. Welcome to the gallery of the Senate today and thanks so much for what you all do for making sure our children grow up ready to enter the workforce. We are big advocates for education. We appreciate you beingle here today to advocate for your profession. I ask the members to join me in offering members from the Frederick county education association the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from fauqier.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I have bill peer from stevenson, Virginia. John grandstaff from stevens city. Grandstaff is a great valley name and rich pascarella from ash burn and I ask that you extend to the three gentleman the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you. I will, Senator. Would members from the machinists union please rise. Thank you all for being here today. I know you have a large group making the rounds today. We always appreciate when you all come to the city or to the capitol and help us out. We hope you have a wonderful day and look forward to seeing you all tonight. I would ask the members in joining me in giving the members of the machinists union the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke .
Mamie Locke
That, you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Mamie Locke
We have the group from the pta and led by the council president. Please extend to them the warm welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
Would members from the Hampton pta council please rise. Welcome today. You all have a great group. And thank you all for having parents involved in the education process. It so important and we always try to get 100% involvement from the parents with the pat and you all do wonderful work. We appreciate you being here today and hope you have a wonderful visit. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering members from the Hampton council pta the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Barbara Favola
Senator Howell and Ebbin join me in the inter. The group called leadership Arlington formed in 1998 as a nonprofit and the group enables leaders in the business community, academia and the nonprofit world to become even greater leaders. This group is taking a lesson in history today. The group is visiting law makers so they can better understand how the general assembly works. I think they want to observe us at our best so I would ask our colleagues to be at your best. The group and some of the members are here and some are in an adjoining room observing on television. So I ask that the Senate give this group a warm welcome. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from leadership Arlington please rise? A great group you all have here and I understand some folks are watching from another viewing area. As the good Senator from Arlington said we appreciate you all being here. There is a tremendous amount of history as you can see in Mr. Jefferson's capitol. Thank you all for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful stay in Richmond. I ask the members of the Senate to join me in welcoming members from leadership Arlington the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Bryce Reeves
The prayer that was given was given by a dear friend and pastor of new life community church in luisa, pastor Dr. Josh the good Reverend is accompanied turner. By laura turner his daughter, anna turner his daughter. Mike pa low any the ashiftant pastor, the youth pastor. Her ised as senior pastor of new life community church of luisa since the church birth in 2002. He worked as a forester until 2005. Believe it or not, Mr. President, pastor turner graduated from luisa high school with my seat mate. There are some that have risen above the fray. A hokie. Liberty baptist three logical seminary in 2008 completing the master is of did I vinity in to 13. Mr. President, I would ask that the Senate give a warm welcome to pastor josh turner
[Unknown]
I will. Thank you, Senator. With Reverend josh turner and laura, anna, mike and James please rise. Welcome to the gallery of the Senate. And pastor thank you for being with us and getting us off to a good start. I envoyed visiting with you and when you said that your middle name was flexible, we have to be flexible around here so I can relate to that. It is great meeting you. And I know this is your first visit here and we hope you come back many times in the future. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering Reverend josh turner his family and assistant pastor and youth pastor the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Buckingham, Senator Garrett .
Tom Garrett
Mr. President, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Tom Garrett
Mr. President, joining us in the gallery today are students and staff from the oldest private charter college in the Southampton sydney college. In fact, Hampton city represented students in Virginia since 1775 and are a part of the longest small school rivalry in football in the south known as the game. First played against their arch rival in 1893. Mr. President, the last college founded in the united states prior to the revolution and educated some of the finest men in america including steven colbert who transfer the because he couldn't cut it after two years and our very own is bill Stanley. Mr. President, in their last ranking forbes magazine ranged them number two in the south and one of only two all male institutions remaining in the nation and clearly superior to the other wabash college. I ask that we give the warm welcome of the Senate to the students and staff from Hampton sydney college
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from Hampton sydney please rise. Welcome and just for the record Senator Stanley and Senator Lewis are from your fine college. You have a wonderful college there and doing great things. What a great educational opportunity you have. Thanks for being here to visit with us today and advocating for the importance of higher education and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from Hampton sydney college the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
Good afternoon, Mr. President. I I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Bill Stanley
Thank you very much. Mr. President, and member of the Senate and nose in the gallery -- those in the gallery we have three special guests who I adore. Great public school teachers from south side, Mr. President. I myself as a product of a public school education so please don't hold them to blame for how I turned out. These are great teachers that help all of our students achieve and do wonderful things and go on to be productive citizens of the commonwealth of Virginia. If you would give jessica Jones, Shannon realms and teresa zeigler the warm welcome of the Senate I would appreciate it
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Welcome to the gallery of the Senate and thanks for your advocating on behalf of public education. We appreciate you all being here today. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering the members from jessica, Shannon and teresa from b.E.A. The warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle
Ryan McDougle
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, visiting the capitol today and stopping by many of your offices a group from arc of Hanover. Let by lucy cantrell. She has been an advocate of the arc organization and she and lisa wilson are leading the group and ask that you offer them the warm welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from arc of Hanover please rise. Welcome and thank you all. I enjoyed meeting with some of you a little bit earlier today. And thank you for being advocates for those that have the needs that you all have. We appreciate that and wish you all the best and I hope you come back and visit us soon. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering members of the arc of Hanover the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Wexton
Jennifer Wexton
Mr. President, I rise for an
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor introduction.
Jennifer Wexton
Joining us can a group from the american federation of government employees from Loudoun County and other parts of Virginia. They are here to visit the capital to advocate on behalf of their members and make sure that we in the general assembly recognize the important work that our government employees do for us every day. If you would, please, Mr. President, extend to them the warm welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
Thank you. Please rise. It is great seeing you and I enjoyed visiting with you all earlier this morning as well. Thanks for being here and advocating. We hope you have a great day in Mr. Jefferson's capitol. I ask the members of the Senate to join me in giving the members of afge the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Mr. President, members of the Senate I would direct your attention to a group in the gallery bridge water college students, a group of six who are here today at the capitol to show support nor the Virginia tuition assistancants program accompanied by Scott morrison director of financial aid for olivia college and olivia shiplet who accompanies the group. I would ask that you extend the warm welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
Would members of the bridge water college please rise. Back and thank you for being here to talk about tag. It is very important especially for colleges like bridgewater and something all of us are very supportive of. We appreciate you all reminding us of the importance of it each year. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering the members from bridgewater college the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner
Frank Wagner
By way of announcement the redskin caucus has been grappling with the ethics rule we convened and how could convene another super bowl party. We decided we will have a potluck dinner and that the junior Senator from Virginia beach and myself and the Senator from Fairfax city have combined together and we will pool some resources from our own money, we can't guarantee the quality of any beverage, but if you desire a certain beverages you might want to bring them yourselves. Our aides have generously put together a potluck dinner and we feel that we have got a situation where we can invite all to the super bowl party not worrying about anything of ethics violations unless it cause you a personal ethics concern that you might take something that the central from central Fairfax and myself have provided. We hope everything can take it. It starts at 6:00 and kickoff at 7:00. Fun over the last few years. The Virginia automobile dealers association graciously volunteered to turn over their House for the evening of the football game so we hope you can enjoy a great evening with us once again, this year
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Norfolk, Senator Alexander .
Kenneth Alexander
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Kenneth Alexander
Thank you Mr. President. In the gallery members of the Norfolk council of ptas, peggy Scott here supporting public education and advocating for full funding of public education in the commonwealth of Virginia. Please give parents and teachers from the Norfolk council about etas the warm welcome of the
[Unknown]
Please rise. Senate welcome. Great seeing familiar faces here and hope everything is going well in Norfolk and you are keep things running on time while we are up here in Richmond. Thanks for coming and advocating for behalf of the public p it eas. I would ask the members of the Senate to offer the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Newport News, Senator Miller
John Miller
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
John Miller
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate on behalf of Senator Locke and Senator nom Norment we hope you would give a warm welcome to the members of the Hampton and Newport News v.E.A.
[Unknown]
Please rise. Welcome to the gallery. My wife is a teacher. I thank you all for what you do and all of us are here because of our teachers. We wouldn't be here without you. We appreciate your efforts happen hope you have a wonderful day here in Richmond. I would ask the members Senate to join me in offering members from the Hampton and Newport News vea the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator evan
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
I wanted to introduce my constituent kara Lee hover of Alexandria. She is a graduate student at george Mason university. She has been working out of northern Virginia and this is her first time to see us in session. The last six months she has been working with me on legislation to bring commuter fairness to high lanes users and I hope that we could thank her for her work and eastbound tend the welcome of the -- extend the welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
Would kara Lee hoverson please rise. Thank you for being here today and helping the good Senator from Alexandria. I know you are learning a lot and he is probably learning a lot from you as well. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering Ms. Kara Lee hoverson the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Is there any other business for the morning hour? Seeing none I would ask the clerk to please call the calendar
[Unknown]
Senate calendar for Monday, uncontested calendar Senate February 1, 2016. Bills on third reading
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that move all the Senate bills on the third reading on the uncontested calendar which would include all bills on pages 1 through 5 including Senate bill 89 through Senate bill 674 be placed on the final passage in the block. If any Senator desires to remove a bill from the block please do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate bills on the uncontested calendar third reading pages 1 through 4, Senate bill 89 through Senate bill 674 be placed on the final passage in a block, with the understanding that any Senator desiring a bill removed from the block will do so after the clerk has read the number. Opposed no. All in favor say aye. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to. The bills are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the bills.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 89. Senate bill 137. Senate bill 271. Senate bill 308. Senate bill 315. Senate bill 316. Senate bill 372. Senate bill 381. Senate bill 653. Senate bill 674.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is should the bills in the block pass. All in favor of the passage of the bills record eye, know those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted?
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0
[Unknown]
The bills in the block pass.
Bill Howell
Regular calendar. Senate bills on third reading. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 336. Article one section 11-a relating to the right to work
[Unknown]
The Senator from rock ham, Senator Obenshain
Mark Obenshain
Can this go bye for the day
[Unknown]
Senate bill 3446 will go bye for the day da
Mark Obenshain
A bill relating to carrying a concealed handgun permit not required
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black. >> Thank you, Mr. President. I move pass and of the bill and speaking to the bill
Dick Black
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen. Senate bill 48 recognizes the fact that presentty in Virginia it is per missable to often carry a firearm without the need for any permission from the government or otherwise. And it simply says that if you concealed carry, if you wear a jacket rather than just open carrying, that you are not subject to any particular requirement for a permit or any other requirements. It does retain
Dick Black
The process for permitting solely for the purpose of accommodating those people who need a permit for use for reciprocity purposes with other states. And I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I would yield
[Unknown]
I could ask the gentleman without getting to the merits of the bill but just as a practical matter wouldn't it be simple just to repeal 18-2.308?
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Loudoun
[Unknown]
I know there are alternative methods to look at it. This is the bill and I am hoping that you pass it
[Unknown]
Further question, Mr. Chair
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for an additional question?
[Unknown]
I do
[Unknown]
He yields
[Unknown]
Basically what we are doing is saying somebody could carry concealed in a place they could carry publicly. They could carry concealed in a private home or place of business, wherever, as long as there is not a sign saying you cannot have a firearm here.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from
[Unknown]
I believe what you said is Loudoun basically correct. Now, in Virginia we allow businesses, homes and so forth to -- to basically say that you are a trespasser if you carry a firearm in that location whether it is an open carry or whether it is a concealed carry.
[Unknown]
Further question
[Unknown]
That would continue
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for an additional question?
[Unknown]
I do
[Unknown]
He yields
[Unknown]
And would the gentleman agree the reason we have a concealed carry law is let's say I can a business and I don't want people open carrying guns in or bringing guns in I see someone who approaches with a firearm and say I 'm sorry, sir, we a no guns policy here and since it is my busy can ask him to leave, correct?
[Unknown]
The senior Senator ?
[Unknown]
I think typically what you find is that businesses that want to, include people with firearms will post a prominent notice at the door saying that firearms are not permitted. And that is usually the way that they satisfy the requirement for trespass violation
[Unknown]
Okay. Final further question, Mr. Chair
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for an additional question
[Unknown]
Yes
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator
[Unknown]
If somebody is carrying concealed the other than of the property whether it is a home owner or business owner would have no reason to know that they have a gun on the premises, correct?
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Loudoun
[Unknown]
I would say that is, I suppose, true. By the same token, somebody who just decides that who is not authorized to carry anyway and carries concealed as many criminals do, you know, he would be in the same posture really
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator
[Unknown]
Speak to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I think we had a lot of bills and bloodshed spilled over the concealed carry statute. I think it as good statute and does a couple of things that we want. One is people that are law abiding sit dens that want to concealed carry come forward and they are registered and given the license and secondly once they have the license they are accountable for it and they have to make sure they follow the law and they don't abuse it and in return they are give than license. If we pass this bill and this becomes law we do away with the whole system and I think it is a system that breeds accountability. It is a good system. We had a by parity dan compromise that supports that -- bipartisan compromise that supports that system. I hope we reject this bill with all due respect
[Unknown]
Senator morrison
[Unknown]
Would the from Loudoun yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the senior Senator from Loudoun yield for a yes?
[Unknown]
I do
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President, would this bill not make if legal for members of a street gang to do not have a criminal record are adjudicated mentally ill be allowed to carry weapons?
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Loudoun
[Unknown]
I would say, Mr. President, anyone who is presently prohibited from carrying a firearm will be prohibited from carrying a firearm under this ledge lakes
[Unknown]
Speak to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Fairfax county or gang unit and reekal task force in northern -- regional task force worked hard to keep street violence from springing up ad hoc, so they have stayed largely unarmed in their day-to-day activities. What this is going to do is to allow these individuals and these are mostly in a gang-like Ms 13 are mostly adults, many do not have a criminal record or felony or adjudicated mentally ill and it will start escalating the war of weapons if you will. Well, if you start carrying concealed my gang is going to start carrying concede. This is not a consider concealed. This could create a huge problem in terms of gang interdiction in northern Virginia and I urge you to vote against this bill
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 48 pass. All in favor of the motion willt es 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 20, nos 20
[Unknown]
Ayes 20, nose 20. The chair votes in. The bill does not pass.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 506, a bill to amend the code of Virginia by relating to waiver of tax penalties for small businesses.
[Unknown]
Can Senate bill 506 go bye for the day, please
[Unknown]
With that object, Senate bill 506 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass the Senator has the floor speaking to the bill. Mr. President, Senate bill 3 is provides for the establishment of the Virginia interim re districting commission with any legislation drawn as required by article 2 section six is declared unlawful unconstitutional in whole or in part by order of any state or federal court. The commission is tasked with determining and submitting to the general assembly and the governor a redistricting plan remedying such unlawful or unconstitutional district. The bill also provides criteria by which the commission is to draw remedial districts. Again, I move that the bill pass, Mr. President
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 31 pass. All in favor of the motion wille s 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 32, nos 7
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 7. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 59, a bill. Relating to standards and criteria for congressional and state legislative districts.
[Unknown]
Senator how well
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass and speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you, the Senator from Fauquier and I introduced this bill. I think it was important that the two of us, because I was chair of privileges and elections and she is the current chair. I think by virtue of that position we at least as much as everyone else know how fer vently many virginians feel about the need for a more imparks system for coming up -- impartial system for coming up with redistricting. It doesn't look like we will be able to get a commission through the House. However, what we have done in this bill and it did pass the Senate last year is put the criteria that need to be used in the redistricting in the code of Virginia for whoever is in charge at the next redistricting to have the guidelines and criteria to follow.
[Unknown]
Senator Vogel
[Unknown]
There were questions that were being asked and I thought just for a point of clarification speaking to the bill. If you were in the Senate last year, you voted for this bill. It was reported out of the Senate 40-0. And what the bill does is just to follow up on what the Senator from Fairfax said is it simply codifies in code what it is that the case law currently says about districts that are compact and continuous and keep communities of common interest together which is effectively what we are trying to do with good government and redistricting that actually reflects what it is that our constituents are asking us to do when we put the districts together. With that I thought I would help clarify what some colleagues are asking which is what is this and why is it here. If you were in the Senate before you voted for it and if you liked it then you will like it now.
Bill Howell
The request he is shall Senate bill 59 pass. All in favor of the motion willa ye, those are the senators ready to vote? Opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ace 36, nos 3
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 3. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 106, a bill. Relating to absentee voting; persons eligible to vote absentee in person without providing a statutory reason.
[Unknown]
Senator Dance
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass. Speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Senate bill 106 would allow qualified voters to vote absentee in person without providing an excuse of not being able to vote in person on election day. It retains the statutory list of specific reasons allowing a voter to cast an absentee ballot by mail. It is as secure as in-person voting and election day because the I .D. Requirements allows registrars to observe the process in a manner similar to election day. This does not allow no excuse absentee voting by mail. I ask the bill question
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 106 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 19, nos 21
[Unknown]
Ayes 19, nos 21. The bill does not pass.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 116, a bill relating to the Virginia -korea advisory board.
[Unknown]
Senator peterson
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass and speak to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate this is a bill we had a couple of times and passed with pretty good numbers. I think maybe initially last year. This would create an advisory commission. On the israel virginiad a -- developing opportunities for trade and investment between the republic of korea which is the world's 13th largest economy and the commonwealth of Virginia which has the nation's third largest korean american minimal impact on the budget and community. Potential of developing a tremendous amount of commerce with one of the world's faster growing economies. I hope you pass the bill. Thank you
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 116 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]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 160, a bill relating to Arlington County transient occupancy tax.
[Unknown]
Senator how well
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
Floor
[Unknown]
This rein tates Arlington -- reinstates Arlington County one quarter of one percent transient occupancy tax. All of the proceeds of this tax will be going to tourism promotion in Arlington County. I'm sure as you all know, because of sequestration there has been less government travel, so the environment is really competitive and Arlington would very much like to have these funds for promoting tourism in Virginia and Arlington, of course. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 160 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 29, nos 10
[Unknown]
Ayes 29, nos 10. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 188, a bill relating to absentee voting; persons age 65 or older.
[Unknown]
Nor from Newport News, Senator Miller
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. This bill says if you are 65 years of age or older you do not need an excuse to get an absentee ballot. You saw that bill last year and it received overwhelming bipartisan support. I believe we ought to make voting as accessible as possible especially for senior citizens and I renew my motion that the bill pass
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 188 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 7
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 7. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 191, a bill to provide for a statewide advisory referendum relating to the establishment of an independent redistricting commission in Virginia .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Newport News, Senator Miller
John Miller
I move the bill pass and speaking to the measure
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
John Miller
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, this is an advisory referendum on the November ballot. You saw this bill last year and approved it overwhelmingly. It just asks the simple question whether the voters believe we should establish an in depen tent re districting commission to draw the lines in Virginia. It is advisory and nonbinding. I think it is too imto let the people of Virginia weigh in on the important issue. I move that the bill pass
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 1 -9d 1 pass. All in favor of the motion willh ose 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 31, nos 9
[Unknown]
Ayes 31, nos 9. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 603, a bill relating to absentee voting; no-excuse in-person available 21 days prior to election.
[Unknown]
Senator Howell
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you. For many years there have been efforts to have no excuse in person voting. And in fact we just voted down such a bill a couple of minutes ago. I want to point out that this bill is different so some of the objections to the previous bill would not apply here. This has no excuse absentee voting only within 21 days of the general election. So that that is after the time when someone can register to vote. So we would not have a situation of someone coming to the polls, registering and then voting in person absentee. That would not be able to happen. This is a much smaller step and I would hope that it would be the pleasure of the body to support it
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 603 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 27 nos 13
[Unknown]
Ayes 27, nos 13. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Mr. President,
[Unknown]
For what purpose does the Senator rise?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, having voted on the prevailing side by which we failed to pass Senate bill 1k that the bill be reconsidered the question is shall the vote
Bill Howell
Thank you. By which Senate bill did not pass be reconsidered. 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.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4. The motion passes. The Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance
Roz Dance
Having previously explained the bill, I move that the bill pass
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 106 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 their vote? Ange the clerk will close the roll.
Roz Dance
Ayes 21, nos 19
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 629, a bill relating to special use permits for camping.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin, Senator Stanley
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that Senate bill 629 pass and speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Bill Stanley
Mr. President, believe it or not there are times when people would like to camp with their children or their family and people have the land in which to do it. I knee my daughter has an annual big foot campout where we campout and have great food and great time and look for big foot and usually big foot never appears except for one year when big foot did appear. I had my legislative aide dress up in a gorilla Suit and I had gotten him to run through the camp ground but instead of running through the camp ground he hit a large three tree and knocked him self-out cold. He was a little woozie and stepped into the fire pit and nailed the truck on the other side. Quite a sight. If if anybody sees big foot in the commonwealth of Virginia it is probably my legislative aide. Counties throughout the commonwealth require you if you want to have that kind of experience to get a special use permit. That says as property owner you have a right to camp on your own property within limitations and certainly within the limitations of health, noise, minimum setbacks and parking and the like. Mr. President, for all those young daughters of everyone who want to have a big foot camp and not have to get a special use permit this is for them and I ask that the bill pass and I roux he knew my motion
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield for a yes
[Unknown]
Yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I will yield to my friend, yes
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman if my brother in law comes down in an rv and parks in my drive way and I refuse to allow him in my House, how long can he stay in my driveway with the rv?
[Unknown]
The Senator fra Franklin
[Unknown]
I would answer by saying, with one, he would have to allow his relatives to be on the property in the first place. I know he is probably referring to a movie cousin eddie in the vacation movies and one would think that the possibility of that occurring is probably remote but there are things in the bill that would pro prevent the fine senators in cousin doing what he is afraid of happening
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman
[Unknown]
Thank you. The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you Mr. President. I would like to speak to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Emmett Hanger
Thank you Mr. President and members of the Senate. Every once in awhile a bill comes along that you weren't paying attention to but it jumps out at you and I saw this the end of the week and I like this bill, Mr. President. I have a son in law who lives in northern Virginia and I informed him over the weekend I would no longer be paying the high motel rates in Fairfax and Arlington and I would be staying in his backyard. Thank you, Mr. President,
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell
Scott Surovell
Would the gentleman from Franklin County yield for a question
Bill Howell
The gentleman from Franklin County yield for a question?
Scott Surovell
I will yield
[Unknown]
He yields
[Unknown]
I was wondering if you were familiar with the bfro.Net. The big foot researchers
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin organization
[Unknown]
I would answer by say that my 10-year-old daughter has made sure I am aware of every single it thing on the internet that has to do with big foot
[Unknown]
Will the georgia yield for another question
[Unknown]
If it has something to do with big foot I will yield
[Unknown]
He yields
[Unknown]
I was curious if the gentleman was aware since 2003 there have been four big foot sightings. A November 3. December 2004 a day light encounter nearbies creek near where my family is from. And in July of 2007 a husband and wife heard a loud cream from inside their House and a runner was shadowed keeping pace in the heavy forest and in light of those four incidents whether that gave the gentleman any concern about the safety of his bill
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin
[Unknown]
I would answer by saying first and foremost of the four sightings I 'm only aware of two being related to my legislative aide in a gorilla Suit. The at ventures of finding big foot or adventure of running away from big foot or the adventure knowing that your neighbor sounds like big foot when he senators does not harm this bill in any way.
Bill Howell
The request he is should Senate bill 629 pass. All in favor of the motion wille, 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, big foot 0. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar second reading
[Unknown]
I would move the Senate bills on second reading on the uncontested calendar Senate bills on pages 10-19 includingle 621 through Senate bill 712 be advanced to engrossed and advanced to the third reading. After the adoption of any amendments. Any Senator who desires to remove a bill from the block do so after the clerk red the number of the bill
[Unknown]
The question is shall all Senate bills on send reading of the uncontested calendar on pages 10-19 Senate bills 621 through Senate bill 712 be engrossed and advanced to the third reading of the block after adoption of amendments there to that any Senator desiring to remove a bill from the block do so after the clerk has red the numbers. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 621, reported from committee on commerce and labor with substitute. Committee substitute adopted by Senate January 28, 2016.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 664, reported from committee on privileges and elections with amendment. There is a floor amendment
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell
Scott Surovell
I would move the committee amendments
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Nos nos
Scott Surovell
The ayes have it. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would move the floor amendment
[Unknown]
Need to waive the reading
[Unknown]
I would waive the reading. I would move to waive the reading of the amendment
[Unknown]
The question is shall the reading of the floor amendment be waived. All in favor say aye. Nos nos
[Unknown]
The ayes have it
[Unknown]
I would move the floor amendment and speak to the amendment
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Or the motion.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen this bill just changes the order in which kepts are placed on the ballot. The registrars said because one filed before July 1 they want the a floor amendment that made clear the bill applied to all elections after July 1. I would ask the body to adopt the amendment
[Unknown]
The request he is shall the floor amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The floor amendment agreed to
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from frank frankn
[Unknown]
I apologize I was still thinking about big foot. Could you pull Senate bill 621 out of the block and ask that is go bye subscriber for the day
[Unknown]
Bill: 21 out of the lock and bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 133, reported from committee for courts of justice with amendment.
[Unknown]
Senator Edwards
[Unknown]
I move that the can committee amendment be adopted
[Unknown]
The question is shall the can committee amendment be agreed to. Ayes ayes nos nos
[Unknown]
The ayes have it
[Unknown]
Senate bill 201, reported from committee on education and health.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 233, reported from committee on education and health. Senate bill 245, reported from committee on education and health with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley
Bill Stanley
I move that the committee amendments be agreed to
[Unknown]
The about question is shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Nos nos
Bill Stanley
The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 265, reported from committee on education and health. Senate bill 287, reported from committee on education and health with amendment.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Wexton .
Jennifer Wexton
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the committee amendment be agreed to
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the captain be agreed to. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to.
Jennifer Wexton
Senate bill 338, reported from committee on education and health with amendment.
[Unknown]
The nor from Norfolk
[Unknown]
The move that the committee amendment be agreed to
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it Senate bill 342, reported from committee for courts of justice with substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator Lucas
[Unknown]
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is should the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Nos nos
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. Senate bill 368, reported from committee on education and health with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle
Ryan McDougle
I move the committee amendment be agreed to
[Unknown]
The request he is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no., the ace have is
Ryan McDougle
Senate bill 437, reported from committee on education and health with substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from southern Fairfax County. Senator Barker
George Barker
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
George Barker
The ayes have it. The committee substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 465, reported from committee on transportation with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson, Senator Carrico
Bill Carrico
I move the amendment and ask it be engrossed
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
Bill Carrico
The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 507, reported from committee for courts of justice with amendments.
[Unknown]
Senator Sturtevant
[Unknown]
I move that the amendments be agreed to
[Unknown]
The request he is shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have is.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 515, reported from committee on transportation with substitute.
[Unknown]
The no are from Prince William County, Senator McPike
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the committee substitute
[Unknown]
The question is Hall the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 551, reported from committee on education and health with substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from Chesapeake, Cosgrove
[Unknown]
I move the adoption of the committee to substitute
[Unknown]
Thank you. The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 555, reported from committee on transportation with substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Chesapeake, Cosgrove railroad
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ace have it,
[Unknown]
The committee substitute agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 592, reported from committee on education and health with substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Norfolk
[Unknown]
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is should the committee sub steed be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 595, reported from committee on education and health with substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from Norfolk, Senator Alexander
Kenneth Alexander
Thank you, I move that the committee sub teeth be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is should the committee sub seat be agreed to. Agree allin favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it.
Kenneth Alexander
Senate bill 609, reported from committee on education and health.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 636, reported from committee on education and
[Unknown]
Senate bill 658, reported health. From committee on transportation.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 665, reported from committee on education and health with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator Marsden
Dave Marsden
Thank you Mr. President. I move that the committee people amendments be agreed to. All infavor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it.
Dave Marsden
Senate bill 683, reported from committee on education and health. Senate bill 712, reported from committee on education and health.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the Senate bills be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All bills except for --
[Unknown]
Mr. President,
[Unknown]
Senior Senator from Henrico
[Unknown]
I apologize. Turning to Page 16 can we take Senate bill 515 out of the block after it engrossed and advanced and move it to the regular calendar. I can't do that. I have to wait until tomorrow.
[Unknown]
Tomorrow would be the appropriate day for that, Senator .
[Unknown]
All right. As long as the patron knows that hazing is coming.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate bills be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. That is all bills except for 621 on Page 10. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The bills engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar Senate bills on second reading. Senate bill 90, a bill to amend and reenact s 8.01-249 of the code of Virginia, relating to the statute of limitations; discovery rule. Reported from committee for courts of justice with amendment.
[Unknown]
Senator morrison
[Unknown]
I move that the committee amendments be agreed to
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment agreed to. The Senator from western Fairfax County
[Unknown]
I move engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. Grosse
[Unknown]
Senate bill 111, a bill. Cap. Relating to punitive damages reported from committee for courts of justice.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator peterson
[Unknown]
I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have is. Grosse
[Unknown]
Senate bill 117, a bill.
[Unknown]
I mo of it be engrossed and amended and passed on to the third reading. I move that we adopt the committee amendments
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor aye. Those opposed no. The ayes have it
[Unknown]
I move that we incross and pass on to third read
[Unknown]
The question is should the bill engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 127 reported from committee for courts of justice.
[Unknown]
I move we engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
I move that the bill be grosse grosse the question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 285. Reported from committee for courts of justice with amendments.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ace have it.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that we engrossed and advanced to the third reading. To its third reading
[Unknown]
The question is shall the bill be gross grosse. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have is. The bill grosse grosse. Senate bill 323. Reported from committee for courts of justice with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington
[Unknown]
I move that the committee amendment be adopted
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ace have it. The can committee amendment agreed to. The Senator from Arlington
[Unknown]
I move engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The request he is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ace have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to its third reading. Senate bill 556. Reported from committee on education and health.
[Unknown]
Senator Wexton
[Unknown]
I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The request he is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ace have it. The bill engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 610. Reported from committee for courts of justice with substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator Reeves
[Unknown]
Mississippi, I move that we agree to the substitute and ask that the bill go bye for the day
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ace have it. The committee substitute is agreed to. Without object objection, Senate bill 610 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 612. Reported from committee on education and health.
[Unknown]
The Senator from buckingle ham, Senator Garrett
Tom Garrett
I ask the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
The question is that will Senate bill 612 engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Tom Garrett
All in favor aye. Those opposed, no. The ace have is,
[Unknown]
Grass grass
[Unknown]
Senate bill 66 reported from the committee of transportation with a sub substitute.
[Unknown]
O Senator Black
[Unknown]
I move the substitute
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ace have it. The committee substitute is agreed to. The senior Senator from Loudoun
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. Ace have it. Uncontested calendar calendar Senate bills on first reading
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would move that all the Senate bills on the first reading on both the uncontested calendar and regular calendar including all Senate bills on pages 23 through 37 including saint incll 249 through 732 that the rules of the Senate be suspended and the first constitutional reading of the tightings be suspended
Bill Howell
The request he is shall the rules about he suspended in the first reading of the titles of Senate bills on the uncontested calendar and regular calendars pages 23-27, Senate bill 249 through 732 be dispensed with. 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 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The reading of the titles is dispensed with. The Senator from James city cou.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would now move that all of the bills about he passed bye for the day
[Unknown]
Should the bills on the uncontested calendar and religious calendars now on second reading bo guy for the day. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have this
[Unknown]
The regular calendar. House joint resolution on third reading. Election of a supreme court of Virginia justice
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain
Mark Obenshain
Could that go bye for the day
[Unknown]
With that object, h.J.R. 210 will go bye for the day.
Mark Obenshain
Adding an article one a section objection numbered 11-a relating to the right to rock
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain
Mark Obenshain
Can that go bye for the day
[Unknown]
S.J.R. 70 will go bye for the day. The Senator from James city cour Norment .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, inquire of the check does that complete today's calendar?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir
[Unknown]
Is there any other business to come before the Senate ? The Senator from Buckingham, Senator Garrett .
Tom Garrett
Mr. President,
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Tom Garrett
I inadvertently pressed my button and you have my sincerist apologys
[Unknown]
All good, Senator, thank you. The Senator from James city cou, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, rise for purposes of a couple of announcements, please. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate you will notice ton your desk there is a two-Page yellow sheet that the madam clerk has provided to you which is captioned subject reminders. The first one members should remember to adhere the rules of the Senate and the conduct of business on the floor. This includes addressing questions through the chair and addressing members by locality and not by their name. Please refer to your parliamentary procedural manual for motions and handout for value expectations. Also on your -- value salutations andthe redbook witho the Senate. You can also retrieve that online which is available. New subject matter, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, you will note that our friends of the fourth estate have come back to visit with us on the floor.
[Unknown]
There is a media guide published in a small happenedbook fashion -- handbook fashion and the clerk graciously agreed to place that online. There are a couple of changes in there. One protocol we had for many years that I would like to call your attention to and ask you to comply with, and that is for decades it has been the protocol on the floor of the Senate that 15 minutes prior to the convening of the session that the media will not have conversations with the individual senators. And for that same period of time, it has been the protocol that the media is not supposed to conduct discussions with you five minutes after we recess. And there are a variety of reasons for that. But also during periods of recess and standing at ease that the media is not supposed to have conversation with you on the floor. At any time they May continue to invite you to come off the floor to have discussions with them. The reason that I bring this to your attention is that sometime there's are certain members in this body who -- there are certain members in this body who actually approach the media on their own initiative while we are in session or while we are in recess or while we are standing at ease and I would respectfully ask you not to do that. And the sergeant at arms is going to be encouraged to have compliance with this approach and that latter request is for everyone's benefit. I appreciate very much your patience and specifically I appreciate the patience of a couple of you on the members of the Senate and I appreciate the fourth estate's patience as we were able to work through this discussion in a meaningful and fruitful man
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Rockingham ,
[Unknown]
Can we return to the morning hour?
[Unknown]
That would he about fine, Senator
[Unknown]
We have a group from James Madison university a number of students in the seminar in public policy and they are led today by professor charles blake. If they are in the gallery, I would be most appreciative if you would extend the warm welcome of the Senate to them
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the James Madison university seminar and public policy please rise. You all have been patient. Hopefully you have gotten to see a little bit of how public policy is made in the capital city. Thanks for taking time to visit with us and hope you have a great day and safe trip home. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering members from James Madison university seminar and public policy the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Senator how well Mr. President, I rise for an announcement
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you. For a number of years we have had a bioscience caucus which has met with sometimes some years with great frequently and sometimes not at all. This year, Delegate Villanueva and I are cochairing the kaw caucusand we will have a meetiny at 3:00 in 5 west. It will be informative on some of the issues facing the bioscience industry in Virginia and I hope if you don't have another meeting you will come and visit us. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator the senior Senator from Henrico, Senator McEachin
Don McEachin
I rise for announcement
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Don McEachin
The dinner tonight for the democratic caucus is at 7:00. Gives you enough time to go to the other receptions and get to our dinner as well. And to our friends on the other side of the aisle if there is anyone who wishes to come to dinner, it is free, just take a loyalty oath and come over to this side of the caucus. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle
Ryan McDougle
I will restrain from the comments that could have been made after that and move that the rules be suspend and committee on rules be discharged from further consider of the resolution and the reading of the title be waived and House joint resolution 229 which deals with the Williamsburg event be taken up for immediate consideration
[Unknown]
The question is shall the rules be suspended and committee on rules be discharged from further consideration of the resolution and leadings of the title be waived and House joint resolution number 229 be taken up for immediate consideration. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Ange do any senators desire to ch their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Ryan McDougle
Ayes 40, nos 0. The rules suspend take up the resolution for immediate consideration
[Unknown]
House joint resolution number 229 expressing appreciation for the hospitality extended by the colonial Williamsburg foundation
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle
Ryan McDougle
I move the resolution be agreed to and speaking to the resolution I think the title says it all
Bill Howell
The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of the motion wills e opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Ryan McDougle
Ayes 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The resolution agreed to. Is there any other business for the Senate today?
[Unknown]
The clerk will please report any announcements.
[Unknown]
Today, Monday, February 1. Will meet on Thursday ½ hour after adjournment in 3rd floor east conf. Room. Senators Carrico, Dunnavant, Garrett, Howell and Locke. Transportation subcommittee on tolling, 9:00 a.M., 3rd floor east conference room. Finance subcommittee on health and human resources, 4:00 p.M. 10th floor conference room. Time change. The finance subcommittee on health and human resources at 2:00 p.M. Senators Hanger, Howell, Newman, Alexander, Barker and Dunnavant. Republican caucus, 4:00 p.M. 6th floor, Senate leadership conference room. Northern Virginia delegation, 5:00 p.M., 6th floor speaker's conference room. Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2. Finance subcommittee on economic development and natural resources, 7:30 a.M. 10th floor conference room. Senators Ruff, Saslaw, Wagner, Alexander and Obenshain. Education and health subcommittee on health professions, 8:00 a.M. 4th floor east conference room. Senators Garrett, Carrico, Barker, Dunnavant, Lucas and Suetterlein. The committee on finance, 9:00 a.M. Senate room b. Republican caucus, 11:30 a.M. Senate room 2, democratic caucus, 11:30 a.M. Senate room 1. Today is February 1 to you have 14 days
[Unknown]
I move that the Senate adjourn until noon tomorrow
[Unknown]
The question is that will the Senate stand adjourned until noon tomorrow. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 tomorrow. Until 12:00 tomorrow.