02/23/2016 Senate Proceedings

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SJ115—00:00:12
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SJ115—00:00:40
SJ116—00:01:04
HB340—00:00:20
HB676—00:00:20
HB262—00:04:00
HB1350—00:01:06
HB495—00:00:40
HB496—00:00:14
HB495—00:00:12
HB496—00:00:14
HB495—00:00:40
HB496—00:00:10
HB495—00:00:14
HB496—00:00:20
HB495—00:00:14
HB496—00:00:18
HB495—00:00:40
HB496—00:00:14
HB495—00:00:40
HB496—00:00:18
HB562—00:00:52
HB20—00:00:36
HB1270—00:05:00
SB29—00:00:14
SB30—00:00:20
HJ69—00:00:24
HJ97—00:00:20
HR112—00:00:40
HJ112—00:00:20
HJ197—00:00:12
HJ163—00:00:36
HJ210—00:00:16
HJ160—00:00:54
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)—00:05
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:08
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:06
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:04
Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)—00:04
Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)—00:22
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:04
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)—00:04
Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)—00:04
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:04
Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)—00:02
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:02
Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)—00:10
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:02
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:02
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:08
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:04
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:04
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:02
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:48
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:04
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:02
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:58
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:04
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—02:36
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:06
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:02
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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend Anthony Curtis Paige, First Baptist
Church Lamberts Point, Norfolk, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Barker dispensed with reading of Journal (35-Y
3-N 1-A)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10222): reading waived (34?Y 5?N)

The House of Delegates has passed with amendments the following
Senate bills: SB 229, 249, 264, 299, 336, 621, 631

The House of Delegates has passed with substitutes the following
Senate bills: SB 163, 286, 362, 646

The House of Delegates has passed with a substitute with amendment
the following Senate bill: SB 38

The House of Delegates has passed the following Senate bills: SB
21, 25, 85, 91, 107, 136, 150, 176, 192, 193, 201, 209, 225, 233, 265, 328,
346, 351, 437, 448, 453, 455, 465, 480, 494, 513, 536, 569, 600, 634, 658, 666,
727, 736, 774

The House of Delegates has agreed to the amendments proposed by the
Senate to the following House bill: HB 186

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following Senate joint
resolutions: SJ 27, 48, 49, 61, 62, 101, 102, 129

Senate bills with House amendments, substitutes and substitute with
amendment placed on Calendar

BILLS REPORTED

From Commerce and Labor: HB 18, 44, 52, 123, 124, 125, 234A, 283,
324, 378, 444, 611, 691, 756, 844, 870, 874A, 918, 955, 968, 1227, 1261

From Finance: HB 95, 127S, 138, 148A, 398A, 409, 477, 872, 951,
1063S, 1093A, 1152, 1203A, 1224

From General Laws and Technology: HB 111, 145, 185, 210, 264, 335,
534, 567, 578A, 644, 684, 746, 773S, 778, 791, 821, 907, 930, 944, 1011, 1051,
1064, 1122, 1175, 1209S, 1299, 1341

Rules suspended, privileges of the floor given to distinguished
guests (39?Y 0?N)

Leave of absence granted: Senator Locke

SJ 172 - offered by Senator Favola

SJ 173 - offered by Senator Petersen

SJ 174 - offered by Senator Hanger

SJ 175 - offered by Senator Chafin

Joint resolutions laid on Clerks Desk under Senate Rules 11(b),
(26)g and HJR 37: see February 24 Senate Calendar

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB 353 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 114 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 115 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 137 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 200 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 208 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 245 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 317 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 327 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 340 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 387 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 438 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 440 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 472 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 514 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 699 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 734 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 807 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 991 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 1211 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 1322 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

HB 742 - Out of block, Passed by for day

HB 262 - Out of block, Read third time, Passed Senate (34-Y 4-N)

HB 676 - Out of block, Passed by for day

HB 1350 - Out of block, Read third time, Passed Senate (35-Y 4-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB 496 - Read third time, Passed Senate (32-Y 7-N), Reconsideration
of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N), Passed Senate (31-Y 8-N)

HB 562 - Read third time, Engrossed, Passed Senate (34-Y 5-N)

HB 20 - Read third time, Passed Senate (34-Y 5-N)

HB 1270 - Read third time, Defeated by Senate (9-Y 30-N),
Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N), Passed by
for day

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

HB 170 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 172 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

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

HB 301 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 510 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 537 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 541 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 681 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 752 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 784 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 789 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1126 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1257 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1294 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1310 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1319 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

HB 70 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 428 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 446 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 572 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 605 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB 628 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1128 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1290 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 29 - Read first time

SB 30 - Read first time

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON THIRD READING

HJ 7 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 31 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 45 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 69 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 84 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 87 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 88 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 97 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 112 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 120 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 157 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 169 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 181 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 197 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice vote),
Engrossed, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 206 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 245 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 163 - Out of block, Read third time, Agreed to by Senate (39-Y
0-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON THIRD READING

HJ 210 - Passed by for day

HJ 160 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate (voice vote)

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned at 1:11 p.m.
to convene Wednesday, February 24, 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]
[ gavel banging ] >>> The Senate will come to order. The senators will please take responsibilities of carrying on the people's business. Give them the courage, wisdom, and understanding they will need to make good decisions that will be beneficial for today and generations to come. Keep them filled with your spirit, so that when they dis stagnant and carelessly disagreeable at the expense of your people. Today, we pray that you will shine your favor upon every town and city of our state and throughout our nation. Keep all of our minds open to your new revelations, research and inventions as you reveal to us the rising tide of change in our world. Please forgive us for anything that we have done or failed to do to offend you or others. We acknowledge that you and you alone can perfectly govern. In your holy names, we pray, amen.
Bill Howell
The clerk will call the roll. All those present will please vote aye. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: you have a quorum, Mr. President. Senate journal for Monday, February 22nd, 2016.
Bill Howell
The Senator from southern Fairfax County, Senator Barker, moves that the reading of the journal be waived. All in favor of waiving the reading of the journal 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.
George Barker
Ayes 35, nos 3. Rule 36-1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 3, rule 36-1. The reading of the journal is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the House of delegates. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I respectfully move that we waive the reading of any communications from the House of delegates, sir.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the communications be waived. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 34, nos 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 5. The reading of the communication is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The time has arrived to recognize visitors to the gallery and take up other matters for the morning hour. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully move that the rulings of the Senate be suspended -- rules of the Senate be suspended and the privileges of the floor be extended to certain distinguished perns, sir.
Bill Howell
Thank you, sir. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the rules of floor granted to a 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.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The rules are suspended. The privileges of the floor are granted. The chair recognizes the Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, members of the Senate, 47 years and one day ago, February the 22nd, 1969, colonel wesley element fox command add marine corps company in a very fierce, extraordinary battle in vietnam, in which he exhibited such courage and leadership that he received the medal of honor, the highest award for heroism in war authorized by congress. Colonel fox is only one of three living virginians who are medal of honor recipients, and he will tell you, he's the only true virginian because the rest were born out of state. Colonel fox was born near joining colonel for being on the floor today is his lovely wife of 54 years, dotty lou, and one of his daughters, nicole or nicki, son-in-law michael and granddaughter millie mccabe. Millie is 8. Herndon, Virginia. In the gallery today to celebrate this occasion are several distinguished guests. John harvey, secretary of Virginia veterans and the deputy secretary, john hilgers, executive director of the virginians veterans services foundation, john newby, the second commissioner of the Virginia department of veterans services, john hatfield, executive director of the Virginia war memorial, and robert moscoff, retired colonel, usmc, and director of emergency preparedness for the Virginia department of health. Mr. President, in 1993, after 43 years in the united states marine corps, colonel fox retired from active duty. He and his family moved to blacksburg, which is part of my district, and he became deputy commandant of cadets at Virginia tech, from which he is now retired. Colonel fox first enlisted in the marine corps as a grie vat on August the 4th, 1950, at the beginning of the korean war, serving with distinction and receiving a bronze star with combat valor among other medals in korea. He has the unique distinction of having worked his way through the enlisted ranks from private to first sergeant before being commissioned as second lieutenant in 1966 and rising to the rank of full colonel. On an extended tour in vietnam, first lieutenant fox commanded company a, first battalion, ninth marines. They called themselves the walking dead, a nickname that proved all too real. On February the 22nd, 1969, lt. Fox led his company into the shaw valley near the laotian border. His unit found itself in the middle of a larger than expected north vietnamese force, concealed behind fortified positions. Lt. Fox believed he had one of two options: withdrawal or attack. He decided to hit the enemy Head -on and attack. He knew it was all or nothing, do or die. And his company prepared to attack, a rocket propelled grenade exploded against the bush just two feet from him. His helmet and flack jacket saved his life, but shrapnel ripped his left leg and shoulder. When he spotted an enemy sniper, he promptly took a fallen marine's m-16 rifle and shot and killed the sniper. A mortar round exploded nearby, wounding lt. Fox yet again. Soon all his command team were killed or wounded and taken out of action. Despite all, this he kept moving forward through heavy fire, including machine gunfire. He later wrote, "all things hopeless. Enemy gunners appear to have every inch of jungle floor covered. They were everywhere. I felt we were losing the fight and I was lost for ideas as to how to improve our situation. At this point, the mist and clouds parted and he called in air support. The north vietnamese troops began to retreat. Twice wounded and the only officer remaining to lead the company, he refused medical treatment for his own injuries and prepared the wounded for evacuation. 126r his men were killed. Most of the rest were wounded with 58 requiring med evac. The north vietnamese lost 105 men killed. Recommended for the medal of honor for his heroic actions above and beyond the call of duty on March 1971, at a ceremony in the white House, the president of the united states placed a medal of honor around his neck. Two weeks later, the white House ceremony was reenacted at the base school at quaun tico war he was an instructor. The lieutenants were riveted by the ceremony and the description of his heroics. Mr. President, I was one of those student lieutenants in attendance that day and well remember the ceremony and thinking to myself, how could one man do what he did? Now in retirement, colonel fox has written three books. In 2002, marine rifleman, 43 years in the corps, a memoir chronicling his distinguished career in the marine corps. In 2007, he wrote courage and fear, a primer. And in 2011, he wrote six essential elements of leadership. Mr. President, you talk to marines, they'll tell you that colonel fox is a legend, a legend in the marine corps for his exemplary character, his long and distinguished career and his demonstrated display of courage and leadership under Mr. President, we can all learn fire. From colonel fox, especially about leadership. He has written that to be a leader, one must have good character, solid principles, and high ethical standards to inspire others to follow. Mr. President, before asking you to recognize this true american hero, I would ask the clerk to read the commending resolution for colonel wesley l. Fox, sjr 116.
[Unknown]
Senate joint resolution number 116, commending colonel wesley l. Fox, united states marine corps retired. Whereas colonel wesley l. Fox, united states marine corps retired of blacksburg, a decorated veteran and recipient of the medal of honor, has served the commonwealth and the united states with the utmost dedication and distinction, and whereas a native of herndon, colonel fox joined the united states marine corps in 1950, he served two tours during the korean war and returned to the united states and served as a drill instructor and recruiter. And whereas throughout his military career, colonel fox displayed courage, gallantry, and unyielding commitment to duty, he earn the medal of honor for his actions on February the 22nd, 1969, during an operation dewey canyon in vietnam. And during that operation, colonel fox personally neutralized an enemy emplacement and directed his fellow marines to destroy others, despite having been wounded in action. He then directed air strikes, coordinated in advance, until the enemy retreated and insured that wounded marines were cared for if and prepped for evacuation before seeking treatment for his own wounds. And whereas regarded as a legend in the united states marine krps, colonel fox held every enlisted and officer rank except sergeant major over the course of his 43-year career. In addition to the medal of honor, he earned several other awards and decorations, including the legion of merit, the bronze star medal, the navy commendation medal, the purple heart and many others. Whereas after his retirement from military service at the mandatory retirement age of 62 in 1993, colonel fox served as deputy command dant of cadets for the Virginia tech corps of cadets where he helped inspire countless future leaders and whereas colonel fox wrote a book about his unique experiences, marine rifleman, 43 years in the corps, and was featured on the pbs documentary american valor. He will I was in blacksburg with his wife dotty with whom he has three daughters and whereas colonel fox is an example of the professionalism, dedication to duty and leadership displayed by men and women in uniform throughout the commonwealth and the united states, May it therefore be resolved by the Senate, the House of delegates concurring, that the general assembly hereby commend colonel wesley l. Fox, united states marine corps retired for his dedicated service to the commonwealth and the united states, and be it resolved further that the clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to colonel wesley l. Fox, united states marine corps retired, as an expression of the general assembly's admiration for his here I don'tic service and ak kri nice of the nation.
John Edwards
Thank you, madam clerk. While colonel fox is being escorted to the center of the dayis, I would ask the Senate to please join me in giving colonel fox and his guests the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] how are you doing, colonel? It's a pleasure meeting you.
[Unknown]
It's a pleasure to be here with allof my fellow virginians. [ sustained applause ]
[Unknown]
I'm going to say just a couple words. Colonel fox, on behalf of the Senate and our staff, we thank you for being with us today. It's a privilege for us to have you on the floor of the Senate and thank you for your service to this country. What an amazing story. It's also great to have admiral harvey and your guests in the gallery today and thank you all for your service. Colonel, we have, I know at least three marines on the floor of the Senate here. We had some from the army, some from navy, so we're well represented, but it's all of our mission to make sure that Virginia is the most veteran friendly state and that we have veterans that want to come back here and live and work and raise their families. So we thank you for being a leader and congratulations for all your accomplishments. Thank you, sir. [ applause ] I know a lot of folks want to say hi to you. The Senate will stand at ease. [ gavel banging ] >>> The Senate will come to order. Returning to the morning hour, we recognize the Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
It is my great honor to direct your attention in the gallery to a number of guests who are here from Shenandoah university's athletic training master's degree program. They are kyle Lewis, brittany Davis, darrell thompson, zach capteen, michelle morrow and Byron Campbell. They are accompanied by the director of the athletic training program, Dr. Rose smigue. I had a chance to with them this morning and they had a wonderful visit and I hope they get some time to pete with others and advocate on some of the issues they are concerned about. I ask that you please sten to them the very warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. For members of Shenandoah university's athletic training program please rise. Welcome. I know a lot of senators know, but you were very involved with the work we did a couple years ago on concussions and we tresht that and all the other things you advocate for like the Senator from Fauquier said, so thanks for being here today. We hope you all have a wonderful visit. I'd ask the members of the Senator to please join me in offering members from Shenandoah university master's program the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for the purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, today in the gallery and in Senate room three are about 600 history 4-hers from around the state. They are with one of thaer foundation board members, nicole riley and stretch from jurisdictions of King George all the way to Roanoke, Craig and Montgomery. Mr. President, 4-h is a youth development education program of the cooperative extension service and they stand for Head, heart, hands and health. Mr. President, we have, I think traditionally think of 4-h as agriculture, but they also do many things like robotic teams, video production, and even have top chef competitions. Mr. President, 4-h emphasizes learning by doing for youth development. Mr. President, if you could give the many 4-h students from across the state the warm welcome of the Senate today. Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
I will. I know we have several introductions for 4-h members and if it's okay with the Senate members, I think we can include all of these because we have quite a wonderful group, but if I could ask all the 4-h members in our gallery to please rise. What a great group. Thank you all for being with us this afternoon and I had the opportunity to meet with some of you a little bit earlier in the day, but a lot of us in the gallery or serve in the Senate actually grew up on farms and we appreciate the raising of animals and all the other activities that you all are involved in, and it's just a great part of your overall education. And I remind folks that agriculture is our number one industry in the commonwealth of Virginia, so we need to continue to remind folks of that as we travel across the commonwealth and go back to our communities. So thank you all for being here today and we certainly hope on behalf of all of the senators that represent your districts, hope that you all have a wonderful visit and enjoy Mr. Jefferson's capitol. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the 4-h clubs across the commonwealth the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, surnt stut.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I'd like to bring to the attention of the members of the presence in the gallery of miss rebecca rub reuben. Mr. President, she is visiting us today from Fredericksburg Virginia and she's the president and ceo of a consulting firp that she founded in 2002 which provides expertise to private and public sector organizations on various environmental issues such as habitat and species preservation, smart growth and transportation, water resources and cost effective techniques to deliver services through the use of natural infrastructure. Mr. President, over the last 14 years, she's grown her company from one to 130 full-time employees that have eight offices nationwide with Fredericksburg being the headquarters of the organization. In 2013, she was named by the white House as a champion of change for community resilience and in 2011, Virginia business magazine named her as one of the top people to watch. Mr. President, we're very happy to have her here today to visit with us. She's accompanied also by Mr. John mitchell and I would ask that you offer her the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would miss rebecca reuben and john mitchell please rise. Welcome to the gallery this afternoon, and what great work you have done across the commonwealth, and we appreciate your advocacy for our environment and we all like to help others be good stewards of the environment. It's very important for the commonwealth of Virginia, so we appreciate you being here this afternoon. Hope you have a wonderful visit. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering Ms. Rebecca reuben and Mr. John mitchell the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
Bill DeSteph
Mr. President, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill DeSteph
In the gallery and on capitol grounds we have the young men representing the men of faith program from southeastern Virginia. Men of faith is run by and led by Mr. Ron Taylor. The organization provides responsible role models, one-on-one mentoring, in order for young men to become more successful individuals and to achieve academically. And to demonstrate positive behaviors along the pathway to success. Every year, this group visits the capitol for a first-hand introduction to the political process along with an opportunity to interact with their elected officials. Please join me in welcoming the men of faith to the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would Mr. Ron Taylor and those that are with you from men of faith please rise. Senator, I 'm not sure if they have made their way to the gallery. Perhaps they're watching from another viewing area, but if you are watching, we appreciate you all being here with us this afternoon. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering Mr. Ron Taylor and members from men of faith the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Accomack County, Senator Lewis .
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, our prayer today was given by the receive rent anthony curtis paige, with us in the gallery now. Reverend pairgeg has been providing leadership and spiritual guidance to his congregation at lamberts point baptist church in Norfolk for 25 years. The local lamberts point community has been ably served by the establishment of senior apartments and other neighborhood improvements. His service to the commonwealth is reflected in ten years on the Virginia board of corrections, the old dominion board of visitors and the Norfolk city planning commission. In honor of the 25th anniversary of his thought provoking sermons as senior pastor to Lambert 's point baptist church and recognition of his tireless efforts to improve neighborhood, we earlier this session passed Senate resolution 18. He is accompanied today by george pender and I ask we give him the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would the Reverend anthony c. Paige please rise. Thank you so much for making the trip down from Norfolk. It's good seeing friendly faces from back at home and what a wonderful church. You have so much to be proud of and you have touched many lives over the years. We appreciate that. Thank you for being here to get us off on the right foot today. I'd ask the members of Senate to please join me in offering the Reverend anthony c. Paige and Mr. George tender the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from mecklenberg, Senator Ruff .
Frank Ruff
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Frank Ruff
In the gallery today we have a group from leadership Nottoway led by chuck Anderson, their chairman. Ski you to give them a warm welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from leadership not to way please rise. Welcome to the gallery this you all are over in the corner, afternoon. I didn't see you at first. Thank you for being here and thanks for being here to advocate for those this intion that are important to you and we certainly hope you have a wonderful afternoon in Mr. Jefferson's capitol. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from leadership Nottoway the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Tommy Norment
Thank you very much, Mr. President. I know that each and every one of the senators in here are most appreciative of the extraordinary group of pages that we have this year and the pages come from all across the great commonwealth of Virginia. In the gallery today is michael moore riley, who is the father of our Page and I would respectfully ask that you extend the warm greetings of the Senate to this dad who ought to be extraordinarily proud of his son who's doing a marvelous for us, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, sir. Michael moore, if you please rise. Thank you so much for being here and we have a great class of pages this year and it's actually become our -- our Page system is probably the finest in this nation. That's due to the credit of our staff of clerk of the Senate and her staff, so we've had a great time with them. In just a couple weeks, we're going to let them come back home to be back with you, but thank you for being a parent and letting your child be up here and participate in the Page program. I would ask members of the Senate to please join me in offering Mr. Michael moore the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Portsmouth, Senator Lucas .
Louise Lucas
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise to request a leave of absence for my seat mate from Hampton, Senator Locke, who's away from the capitol on pressing personal business.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The journal so will reflect that the Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke, is away from the capitol on pressing personal business. The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
Mamie Locke
Mr. President, some 4-h members May have already been recognized, but I know there's a group of 4-h members from Roanoke, Montgomery County and Craig County here today. As you know, 4-h means Head, heart, hands and health, and it's an organization not only devoted to agriculture and animal judging and that sort of thing, but also they are involved in robotic teams, video production and the top chef competition. They believe in learning by doing, so I hope you give the 4-h members from Montgomery, Roanoke County, and Craig County the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
I will, thank you, Senator. Are there 4-h members from Roanoke, Montgomery, and Craig County still with us? If you are, please rise. I know we still have 4-h members with us. Thank you all for being here today and I was talking to you all earlier in the day and having grown up on the farm, sheep, hogs, cattle, goats, done it all but the worst, the worst is whoever had to clean under the chicken coop. So I had my -- I hope you haven't had to experience that and actually cleaning out the chicken coop will make you want to study harder in school, which it did me. Thank you all for being here today and we hope you have a good visit. I would ask the members once again to please offer members from 4-h the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
Mamie Locke
Is there any other business for the morning hour? Seeing none, the clerk will call
[Unknown]
Senate calendar for Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016. Uncontested calendar, House bills on third reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that all the House bills on the third reading on the uncontested calendar, including all House bills on pages 1 through 10, including House bill 742 through House bill 1350, be be placed on their final passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments. Any Senator who desires to remove a House bill from the the clerk has read the number of block will please do so after that bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bills on the uncontested calendar, third reading, pages 1 through 10, House bill 742 through House bill 1350, be placed upon that final passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments thereto 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 of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to. The bills are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the bill.
Tommy Norment
House bill 742, reported from the committee on finance with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask that bill go bye for the
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill day. 742 will go bye for the day.
Emmett Hanger
House bill 353, reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 114, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 115, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 137, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 200, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 208, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation, and natural resources. House bill 245, reported from the committee on rules. House bill 262, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation, and natural resources. House bill 317, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 327, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation, and natural resources. House bill 340, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the
[Unknown]
The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. Committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee substitute is the ayes have it. Agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 387, reported from the committee on rules. House bill 438, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 440, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 472, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation, and natural resources. House bill 514, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation, and natural resources. House bill 676, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
I apologize to the Senator. That bill could be taken on it of the block and passed bye for the day before the committee amendments are adopted sir.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 676 will come out of the block and bye for the day.
[Unknown]
House bill 699, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation, and natural resources. House bill 734, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation, and natural resources. House bill 807, reported from the committee on rules. House bill 991, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 1211, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation, and natural resources. House bill 1322, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 1350, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke County .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, can House bill 1350 come out of the block, please?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1350 will come out of the block.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, the senior Senator from Bath County .
[Unknown]
Thanks very much. Could House bill 262 on Page 4 come out of the block, please.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 262 on Page 4 will come out of the block. The question is shall the House bills pass en bloc, that is, all bills except for 742, 676, 262, and 1350. 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 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The bills in the block pass. Returning to Page 4. House bill 262. The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass and speaking to that.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Richard Stuart
Mr. President, this bill had to do with the sale of certain wildlife parts, I 'm actually trying to find the relevant part. Essentially, if you, under the can't sell those parts, and so we are giving specific provisions to allow that so it's not unlawful. That's all the bill does.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, would the gentleman yield?
[Unknown]
Would the Senator from Stafford yield?
[Unknown]
I don't want to yield. Law, if you shoot something, you
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman greeld a question.
[Unknown]
I don't want to yield, Mr. President. He was in the committee. I yield, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I 'd ask if the language on line 67 through 68 will ultimately allow the sale like propped of like the gallbladder of a bear. It's been kind of a Black market target for certain ethnic minorities.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
I'm sorry, Mr. President. I was reading and not paying attention. I'm going to try to answer the question as best I can. What the language on 66 through 68 would allow is for the game and inland fisheries to adopt regulations to allow for the sale of certain wildlife parts after they have been legally taken or hunted as long as it's not detrimental to public health or sound wildlife management. That is the best I can answer the gentleman's question.
[Unknown]
Would the gentlemen yield for an additional question.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
Gee, thank you, Mr. President [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman agree with me that this very practice could lead to harvesting animals for -- some of which are in short supply, for purposes other than taking of meat or trophy?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would and the gentleman that I reckon anything's possible. I'm not sure that's what this bill is contemplated, but I certainly reckon it's possible.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Speaking to the bill briefly.
[Unknown]
I'm sorry, Senator ?
Bryce Reeves
I wish to speak to the bill briefly. Ladies and gentlemen of the body, this is similar to the trapper's bill that we passed out of this body. It has gone to department of game and inland fisheries. It does nothing more than allow them the latitude to set promulgate the regulations in which to do this. The laws were so tight that these folks that were taking hess animals and trapping these animals were having to throw away the parts that were still useful, so this just allows department of game and inland fisheries that ability to make those regulations. I don't think those folks are going to allow gallbladders of bears and some of those other parts that a lot of folks were concerned about to go out into the public. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. Would the gentleman from Stafford yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Will the Senator yield?
Bill Stanley
No, Mr. President, I will not yield.
[Unknown]
He does not yield, Senator .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Would you like to speak to the bill?
[Unknown]
I think there's one pressing issue that has been at the forefront of the Senate agenda that was answer for an answer, for which is would we count big foot as part of that wildlife and therefore would those parts be for sale on the open market, but since the Senator from Stafford does not wish to opine on such a serious matter, I will sit down now. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 262 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 4. The bill passes. Moving forward to Page 7 -- excuse me, to -- yes, to Page 10. House bill 1350. The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. This is another one of the alcohol bills that has to do with distillers and it allow themselves to give sample spirits on premise under the following conditions. That the spirits or sampled are manufactured within the same licensed premises or on contiguous premises of such agent licensed as a distillery, no single sample exceeding one half ounce of spirs and unless served as a mixed beverage in which case a single sample May contain up to 1 1/2 ounces of spirits. No more than three ounces of spirits maybe given or sold to any person per day. I believe this bill is very similar to the Senator from Bath and the Senator from Buckingham, maybe a couple words off. This is already allowed for beer, wine and cider. It's likely not to have a fiscal impact. That's the bill.
Bill Howell
The question is shall House bill 1350 pass. Record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Bryce Reeves
Ayes 35, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 4. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, House bills on third reading. House bill 496, a bill relating to attorney-issued summons, proof of payment to clerk's office. Reported from the committee for court much justice.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, move thrat bill pass and speaking to this, this is the bill we discussed briefly yesterday. It deals with attorney-issue subpoenas and summonses. This is simply intended to provide for the orderly administration of our civil justice system and as with other procedural devices, the code sets forth details concerning the process that must be followed in order to secure attorney-issued subpoenas. That's all this does.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen .
Chap Petersen
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Chap Petersen
Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I promised the proponents of this bill that I would only speak two sentences against the bill, so I have put them in iambic penta meter. This bill is not needs, should really be defeated, but who will be so brave as to defy the mighty boyd graves. I ask you defeat the bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 496 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 7.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 7. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 562, a bill relating to licensure of massage therapists. Committee amendments have been adopted by the Senate .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator flume.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that House bill 562 pass and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, for many years now, the board has certified massage therapists and this bill would seek to have them become licensed. The bill also has reciprocal rights to others coming to Virginia to do so, so with that, I would hope that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 562 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 5. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 20, a bill relating to the excise tax on peanuts. Reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Richard Stuart
Mr. President, this is self imposed tax that helps promote the peanut industry. It is identical to Senator Lucas 's bill which I think passed nearly unanimously. Move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
The question is shall House bill 20 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 5. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1270, a bill relating to the establishment of a companion animal care advisory committee. Reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. Again, I move that bill pass and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Richard Stuart
Mr. President, I really don't quite understand how this bill got such a strange vote on it. All the bill seeks to do is to establish or impanl an advisory group led by the state veterinarian to try to help work through some of these animal welfare issues that people get so emotional about on each side. And that's all the bill does. With that, I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator morrison.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I think the concern with the bill is that there's a regulatory process that's going to be in place to deal with companion animal issues and that this might be a -- either a conflict or create some confusion in terms of whose role is what and I think this is something that can already be created by the state veterinarian without the lead for legislation and I think something like this ought to be put in place after the regulations are done so as to not create confusion and put people in role conflict here. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black .
Dick Black
Thank you, Mr. President. I initially voted in favor of this and was then visited by an array of people. I mean, I had a line of people from various dog caring facilities and they're all against it, and basically what they were saying is that we've done this before, we had a committee and it met and it met and it met, and it never achieved a single thing, and they just don't want to be tied up forever and ever sitting on useless committees. That's kind of the bottom line of it, and so I do intend to vote against it this time.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1270 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Dick Black
Ayes 9, nos 30.
[Unknown]
Ayes 9, nos 30. The bill does not pass.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, House bills on second reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I was just recovering from the dog bite there. I now move all the House bills on the second reading, including all House bills on Page 12 through Page 18, including House bill 170 through House bill 1290, that the rules of the Senate be suspended and the second constitutional reading of the titles be waived on House bills.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the second reading of the titles of House bills on the uncontested and regular calendar, pages 12 through 18, House bill 170 through House bill 1290, be dispensed with. 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.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The reading of the titles is dispensed with. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I would now move that all the House bills be passed bye for the day, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the House bills on the uncontested and regular calendars now on third reading be passed bye for the day. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The bills will go bye for the day.
Tommy Norment
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, srg Wagner .
[Unknown]
Having voted on a prevailing side by which we failed to pass House bill 1270 on Page 11, I move that rereconsider that vote.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which House bill 1270 failed be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will rec their votes aye, those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change the clerk will close the roll. Their vote?
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0.
Bill Howell
Ayes 38, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The senior Senator from Virginia beach. Thank you, Senator. Without objection, House bill 1270 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Yes, the is frrn Norfolk .
[Unknown]
Having voted on the prevailing side which we passed House bill 496, I move we reconsider that vote.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which House bill 496 passed be reconsidered. 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 38, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, having previously been explain, I move that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 496 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 31, nos 8.
[Unknown]
Ayes 31, nos 8. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, Senate bills on first reading. Senate bill 29, a bill to amend and reenact chapter 665 of the 2015 acts of assembly which appropriated the public revenues and provided a portion of such revenues for the two years ending respectively on the 30th day of June, 2015, and the 30th day of June, 2016. Senate bill bill 30, a bill for all appropriations to the budget submit bid the governor of Virginia in accordance with the provision much sections 2.2-1509, code of Virginia, and to provide a portion of revenues for the two years ending respectively on the 30th day of June, 2017, and the 30th day of June, 2018.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, House joint resolutions on third reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I move all the House joint resolutions on the third reading on pages 19 through 23, which would include House joint resolution number 7 through House joint resolution 245 be placed on the final passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments. If any Senator desires to remove a resolution from the block, please do so after the clerk has read the number of that resolution.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House joint resolutions on the uncontested calendar third reading pages 19 through 23, hjr 7 through hjr 245 be placed upon the final passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments there to, with the understanding that any Senator desiring a resolution removed from the block would do so after the clerk has read the number of the resolution. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolutions are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the resolution.
Tommy Norment
House joint resolution 7 reported from the committee on rules. House joint resolution 31, reported from the committee on rules. House joint resolution 45, reported from the committee on rules. House joint resolution 69, reported from the committee on rules with an amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I move the committee amendments be accepted.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are
Ryan McDougle
House joint resolution 84, agreed to. Reported from the committee on rules with amendments.
[Unknown]
Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I move the committee amendments be accepted.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to.
Ryan McDougle
House joint resolution 87 reported from the committee on rules. House joint resolution 88 reported from the committee on rules. House joint resolution 97, reported from the committee on rules with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute be accepted.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The committee substitute is the ayes have it. Agreed to.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 112 reported from the committee on rules with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the committee amendments be accepted and agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 120, reported from the committee on rules. House joint resolution 1157 reported from the committee on rules. House joint resolution 163 reported from the committee on rules.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that House joint resolution 163 be removed from the block and for members of the body, the reason needs to come out of the block is this requires a recorded vote.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Without objection, hjr 163 will come out of the block.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 169, reported from the committee on rules. House joint resolution 181, reported from the committee on rules. House joint resolution 197, reported from the committee on rules with amendments.
[Unknown]
Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the committee amendments be agreed to and accepted.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed all those in favor of the motion to and accepted. Will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to and accepted.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution resolution 206 reported from the committee on rules. House joint resolution 245 reported from the committee on rules.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the House joint resolutions be agreed to en bloc, that is all resolutions except for 163 on Page 22. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolutions in the block are agreed to. Returning to Page 22, House joint resolution 163, the Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that hjr 163 pass and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this is a resolution confirming appointments by the speaker of the House of delegates and thus, it requires a recorded vote.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall hjr 163 pass. Record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. Hjr 163 is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, House joint resolutions, third reading. House joint resolution 210, election of a supreme court of Virginia justice. Reported from the committee for courts of justice.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Could that go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, hjr 210 will go bye for the day.
Mark Obenshain
House joint resolution 160, requesting the Virginia department of health to study Virginia 's procedures for licensing dogs and cats, report. Reported from the committee on rules.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, with much trepidation, I move that hjr 160 pass and speaking to that briefly.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, this bill deals with dogs and cats. Two things that one should never put legislation in to regulate. [ laughter ] Mr. President, this resolution would require the department of health to do a study about rabies licenses for dogs and cats.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall hjr 160 be agreed to. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, inquiry of the clerk, does that complete today's calendar?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
Tommy Norment
Thank you, madam clerk.
[Unknown]
Is there any other business to come before the Senate ? The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for purposes of making an announcement.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. The Virginia women's monument commission is holding an informational meeting at 8:00 a.M. Tomorrow morning in the ab building room three east and they are in the process of building a monument. Their project is called voices from the garden. So if you'd like to learn more about the monument honoring significant women or women who have given significant contributions to Virginia, you are all welcome to attend this informational setting. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The clerk will please report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016: the committee on local government will meet one half hour after adjournment, Senate room b. The education and health subcommittee on certificate of public need will meet one half our after adjournment, Senate room 3. Senators Newman, Saslaw, Lucas, Barker, Cosgrove, Dunnavant, Chase and Suetterlein. The committee on privileges and elections will meet at 4:00 p.M., Senate room a. The education and health subcommittee on health will meet at 4:30 p.M., third floor east conference room. Senators Cosgrove, Black, Barker, Lewis and Suetterlein. Wednesday, February 24th, 2016: the finance subcommittee on claims will meet at 8:00 a.M., tenth floor conference room. Senators Carrico, luke, Vogel, Obenshain and Barker. The women's legislative roundtable will meet at 8:30 a.M., fifth floor east conference room. The committee on finance will meet at 9:00 a.M., Senate room b. The republican caucus will meet at 11:30 a.M., Senate room two. The democratic caucus will meet at 11:30 a.M., Senate room one. And all footballs need to be checked in with the sergeant at arms.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I move that the Senate do now adjourn until 12:00 noon tomorrow.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate stand adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. [ gavel banging ] [ gavel banging ]