03/03/2016 Senate Proceedings

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HB1344—00:00:40
SB27—00:01:04
SB137—00:01:04
SB190—00:00:58
SB308—00:00:45
SB315—00:00:54
SB468—00:11:18
SB574—00:00:22
SB137—00:00:38
SB190—00:00:28
SB468—00:00:32
SB120—00:00:40
SB253—00:00:32
SB574—00:00:56
SB122—00:01:10
SB494—00:00:18
SB612—00:00:20
SB21—00:12:45
HB1166—00:00:54
HB158—00:00:24
HB481—00:01:20
HB431—00:00:40
HB481—00:00:18
HB431—00:00:40
HB481—00:01:44
HB431—00:00:12
HB481—00:00:32
HB431—00:00:40
HB481—00:00:56
HB431—00:00:40
HB481—00:00:14
HB431—00:00:40
HB481—00:02:02
HB431—00:00:40
HB481—00:01:26
HB431—00:00:40
HB481—00:00:30
HB431—00:00:40
HB481—00:00:28
HB431—00:00:40
HB481—00:00:16
HB879—00:01:08
HB379—00:00:40
HB879—00:00:38
HB703—00:08:35
HB875—00:00:12
HB703—00:00:32
HB875—00:11:31
HB1348—00:03:36
HB2—00:01:14
HB220—00:02:52
HB476—00:01:38
HB685—00:00:42
HB823—00:00:20
HB323—00:00:40
HB823—00:00:26
HB1016—00:01:30
HB1053—00:01:26
HB1237—00:01:08
HB1291—00:02:16
HB158—00:03:08
HB47—00:01:44
HB177—00:01:54
HB180—00:00:22
HB834—00:02:28
HB842—00:03:50
HB342—00:00:40
HB842—00:00:40
HB8—00:00:30
HB858—00:01:52
HB383—00:00:40
HB883—00:00:16
HB383—00:00:40
HB883—00:00:10
HB1017—00:01:23
SJ182—00:00:38
SJ132—00:00:40
SJ182—00:00:30
SJ132—00:00:40
SJ182—00:00:54
SJ183—00:00:34
SJ133—00:00:40
SJ183—00:00:28
SJ133—00:00:40
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SJ133—00:00:40
SJ183—00:02:52
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SJ133—00:00:40
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SJ183—00:00:56
SJ133—00:00:40
SJ183—00:00:22
SJ133—00:00:12
SJ183—00:01:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:02
Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)—00:00
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:04
Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)—00:04
Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)—00:06
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:04
Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)—01:20
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:04
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:04
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:04
Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)—00:04
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:04
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:04
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:00
Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)—00:04
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:04
Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)—00:06
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:04
Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)—00:06
Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:04
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:04
Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)—00:36
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:04
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—01:50
Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)—00:00
Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)—00:00
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:02
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:04
Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)—00:00
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:04
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:04
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:02
Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:00
Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)—00:04
Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)—00:02
Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)—00:04
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:04
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:04
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:04
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:06
Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)—00:04
Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:04
Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)—00:06
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:48
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:02
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:00
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—03:30
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:02
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:02
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:06
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:04
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:04
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:02
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:04
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:04
Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)—00:04
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:02
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:48
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:04
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:04
Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:04
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:04
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:04
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:04
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:06
Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)—00:06
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:02
Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)—00:04
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:04
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:04
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:02
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:02
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:18
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:00
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—01:04
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:12
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:04
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:02
Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)—00:02
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:02
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:04
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—02:12
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:30
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:00
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:04
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:38
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:57
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:02
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:04
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:04
Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)—00:02
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:04
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:04
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:16
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:00
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:02
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—01:12
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:04
Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)—00:04
Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)—00:06
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—02:15
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:06
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:02
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Minutes

Called to order at 12:01 p.m. by Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam

Prayer offered by The Reverend Michael Sage, Freedom Tabernacle
Baptist Church, Atkins, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Carrico dispensed with reading of Journal (36-Y
4-N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10302): reading waived (36?Y 4?N)

The House of Delegates has passed with amendments the following
Senate bills: SB 83, 268, 293, 338, 680

The House of Delegates has passed with substitutes the following
Senate bills: SB 296, 329, 573, 589, 781

The House of Delegates has insisted on its substitutes and has
requested committees of conference on the following Senate bills: SB 120, 253

The House of Delegates has rejected the substitute proposed by the
Senate to the following House bill: HB 895

The House of Delegates has acceded to the request of the Senate for
committees of conference on the following House bills: HB 681, 752

The House of Delegates has agreed to with substitutes the following
Senate joint resolutions: SJ 58, 85, 97

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint
resolutions: HJ 336, 347, 378

The House of Delegates has passed with following Senate bills: SB
245, 313, 420, 452, 780

The House of Delegates has agreed to the amendments proposed by the
Senate to the following House bills: HB 36, 90, 213, 382, 454, 523, 1020, 1096,
1234, 1245, 1273, 1377

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitutes proposed by
the Senate to the following House bills: HB 97, 279, 577, 825, 1383

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitute with amendment
proposed by the Senate to the following House bill: HB 942

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following Senate joint
resolutions: SJ 35, 80

The House of Delegates has sustained the veto of the Governor on
the following House bill: HB 131

Senate bills and joint resolutions with House amendments and
substitutes place on Calendar

House joint resolutions referred: see March 4 Senate Calendar

BILLS REPORTED

From Courts of Justice: HB 404, 434, 485, 815, 1149, 1150, 1330

From Education and Health: HB 46S, 196, 209, 241, 350S, 381S, 894S,
1090, 1103, 1279

From Transportation: HB 41, 388, 407S, 715, 730A, 939S, 1069S
rereferred to Finance, 1312

CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - HOUSE

HB 1344 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - SENATE

SB 27 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 137 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (36-Y 3-N),
Reconsideration of House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N), House
amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N)

SB 190 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (33-Y 6-N),
Reconsideration of House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N), House
amendments agreed to by Senate (33-Y 5-N 1-A)

SB 308 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 315 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 468 - House amendments rejected by Senate (10-Y 30-N),
Reconsideration of House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N), House
amendments rejected by Senate (11-Y 29-N)

SB 574 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 120 - Senate acceded to request for committee of conference
(39-Y 0-N), Conferees appointed: Senators Carrico, Favola and Marsden

SB 253 - Senate acceded to request for committee of conference (40-Y
0-N), Conferees appointed: Senators DeSteph, McDougle and Chafin

SENATE BILLS WITH GOVERNORS RECOMMENDATIONS

SB 122 - Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N)

SB 494 - Passed by for day

SENATE BILLS VETOED BY GOVERNOR

SB 612 - Passed by for day

SB 21 - Governors veto sustained (21-Y 19-N, 27affirmative votes
needed)

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 424 (Election of a Justice
of the Supreme Court of Virginia)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB 16 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 64 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N), Reconsideration of
passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed Senate block vote
(40-Y 0-N)

HB 87 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed Senate
block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 240 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 256 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 307 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 393 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N), Reconsideration of
passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed Senate block vote
(40-Y 0-N)

HB 420 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 499 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 568 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N), Reconsideration of
passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed Senate block vote
(40-Y 0-N)

HB 675 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 700 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 707 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice vote),
Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N), Reconsideration of passage
agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 711 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 735 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 741 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 786 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N), Reconsideration of
passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed Senate block vote
(40-Y 0-N)

HB 818 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 820 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 851 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 910 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1012 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1013 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1052 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N), Reconsideration of passage
agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1108 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1135 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1146 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1228 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N), Reconsideration of
passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed Senate block vote
(40-Y 0-N)

HB1238 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N), Reconsideration of
passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed Senate block vote
(40-Y 0-N)

HB1259 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1260 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1263 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1264 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1288 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1289 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N), Reconsideration of passage
agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1318 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1345 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N), Reconsideration of
passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed Senate block vote
(40-Y 0-N)

HB1376 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate block vote (36-Y 0-N), Passed
Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB 98 - Out of block, Passed by for day

HB 817 - Out of block, Passed by for day

HB 1166 - Out of block, Read third time, Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)

On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 1:18 p.m. to
reconvene at 1:48 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 1:48 p.m.

REGULAR CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB 158 - Read third time, Defeated by Senate (18-Y 22-N, 27
affirmative votes needed)

HB 481 - Read third time, Engrossed, Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)

HB 879 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Black floor substitute withdrawn, Engrossed, Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)

HB 703 - Read third time, Engrossed, Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N),
Reconsideration passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N), Passed Senate (32-Y
8-N)

HB 875 - Read third time, Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)

HB1348 - Read third time, Passed Senate (27-Y 12-N)

HB 2 - Read third time, Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)

HB 220 - Read third time, Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)

HB 476 - Read third time, Committee amendments rejected (voice
vote), Committee substitute agreed to (voice vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate
(34-Y 5-N 1-A)

HB 685 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Passed by for day

HB 823 - Read third time, Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

HB1016 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

HB1053 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

HB1237 - Read third time, Passed Senate (35-Y 4-N)

HB1291 - Read third time, Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N)

Transcript

What follows is a transcript of this day’s session that was created as closed-captioning text, written in real time during the session. We have made an effort to automatically clean up the text, but it is far from perfect.

[Unknown]
[ gavel banging ] >>> The Senate will come to order. The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator nusm.
[Unknown]
I move that the Senate do now adjourn until 12:01 today.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate stand adjourned until 12:01 today. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:01. Being 12:02 -- [ gavel banging ]
[Unknown]
The Senate will come to the senators will please take order. Those persons not entitled to their seats. The privileges of the floor will kindly retire to the gallery. The senators and all in attendance will stand and be led in prayer by Reverend michael sage, freedom tabernacle baptist church, atkins. Reverend sage, welcome.
[Unknown]
Lo,d I 'm humbly honored to stand here today, calling upon you, almighty God, to forever bless our general assembly. Thankfully, since Washington, jefferson, and others, this body has sought the favor of your grace and the guidance of your wisdom. Grant to us a constant respect for our history and a renewed confidence for all of our tomorrow's here in Virginia. Bless our senators, their staff, and their families. Bestow upon each one of them wisdom, insight, discernment, and patience as they consistent our affairs here today and every day through this session. If a House divided cannot stand, then we seek unity and we solicit mutual respect. From my personal faith in the book of romans, I find that we are to perpetually hold in our hearts good will to everyone and ill will to no one. So May a sincere spirit of strong camaraderie solidify the lives of we virginians from our magnificent shorelines to majestic mountains. In our great tradition of religious liberty much, we ask again this day that your enduring mercies with us, your eternal love be upon us, and that your everlasting Peace be before us. I pray we will be steadfast in our vigilance and unwavering in our resolve to assure our children even greater provisions than those of our parents. We remain confident that faith, hope, and love shall never perish from our midst. This prayer I offer to you in the name of christ jesus, my lord, with compassion and charity to all. 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 Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016.
Bill Howell
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico moves that the reading of the journal be waived. Punish push 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.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4. The reading of the journal is wavered. The clerk will report any communications from the House of delegates. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I respectfully move that we waive the reading of any communication from the House of delegates, sir.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the communication be waived. All in favor of waiving the reading of the communication from the House of delegates 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 36, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4, the reading of the communication the 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. Is Senator from pack keer county, Senator Vogel .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I am delighted to direct your attention in the gallery to a couple of guests I have visiting from home today. The first is allison alto from pack keer county. She's an interior steiner and she's the owner of allison ford designs. She does beautiful work. Her daughter Charlotte al to is here. She's a student at hill school, which is where my children go to school. Charlotte is here, I should say madam clerk, she might be an aspiring Page, so she might be here to stake out the program. I wanted to mention that and put in a good word. Also with them in the gallery is joy lynn hannah from Loudoun County and her daughter ja is also here. Georgia is a 7th grader at blue ridge middle school and madam clerk, she's also here to stake out the Page program, so I just want to say that again. And I would ask that you fleece extend to them -- please extend to them the very warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would allison alto and her daughter Charlotte and your guest please rise. Welcome and thank you for making the trip from up in Fauquier and Loudoun County, and we have a wonderful Page program. As you can see, we're very proud of that, so we encourage you to take interest and apply if you are so inclined, and thank you for being here today to support our Senator, good Senator, Senator Vogel from Fauquier, and we've got -- seems like we've got interior designing covered, photography covered, so whatever we need is available. So we appreciate all that you do. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering the al tos and their guest's the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask if you would give the warm welcome of the Senate to an intern who has been serving in my office this session, alexis bridge, a senior at Virginia commonwealth university. She's fur suing her bachelor's degree in psychology and african american studies and she's from Nelson County, Virginia. Please extend to her the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would alexis brigs please rise. I'm glad you're with us and you're working with a great Senator. I hope you've had a great experience. I was actually able to watch the vcu rams last night and they had a good evening, so go rams. Thanks for all your help. I would ask the men's of the Senate to please join me in offering his alexis brigs the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Grayson County, Senator kairk co.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Today's invocation was given by the Reverend michael sage from freedom tabernacle church, and though Reverend sage is actually not the pastor of the church that I attend, I consider mike a pastor of mine, a man of many thoughts leads to many pastures, so mike has been very instrumental in his community at freedom tabernacle. They just built a fantastic new church, but one thing about his congregation and about the people that know Reverend sage is that he is a christ-like individual who just loves everybody and his people love him, and even though if someone wants to speak ill of Reverend sage, they would have a peter-like spirit and chop their ear off and for Senator Petersen, the rest of that story is, jesus rebuked that and put the ear back on, so the lesson taught there, but Reverend sage has been so instrumental in so many lives and it was an honor to have him here today to do the opening prayer and I would ask that this body give a warm welcome to the Reverend michael sage.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would Reverend michael sage please rise. Sir, thank you so much for making the trip from atkins and what a wonderful message you provided us this afternoon to get us off on the right foot and just as the good Senator from Grayson said, you have touched so many lives and have so much to be proud of and we hope you can continue your wonderful work. So safe travels to you and best of our wishes. I ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering the Reverend michael sage the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Chesterfield, Senator Chase .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for the purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I'd like to welcome to the Senate today our county administrator in Chesterfield County, jay stegmeyer. I just want say enough wonderful things about him. I'm really disappointed that he's decided to retire after 27 years of service. He is one of the best county administrators Chesterfield County has ever seen. He's detailed, he's knowledgeable, he's passionate, he's public service minded, dedicated and focussed and Chesterfield will be experiencing a huge loss and I would just like to tell you that he has worked for the past nine years as the administrator of the county and during this time, he carefully guided us through a recession and he successfully attracted billions and I do mean billions of economic development to the county during that time. The Senate will be considering a commending resolution today in his honor and I would ask that my colleagues extend to him the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Would Mr. Jay stegmeyer please rise pap welcome and thank you for your service to the commonwealth of Virginia. Thanks for being here this afternoon visiting with us. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering Mr. Jay stegmier and his guests the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the junior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Wexton .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. We are joined here in the gallery today by my two session chris Miller is from Loudoun interns. County a senior at the college of william & mary. Chris is majoring in political science with a minor in history and at william & mary, he's been very active in fy cigna alpha, the young democrats and the quiz bowl club on campus. My other intern is whitney ralston who joins us all the way from san diego, california. She's a sophomore at the university of Richmond. Her major is political science with minors in healthcare and society, arabic studies and women and gender studies. She's a member of the women involved in living and learning program which promotes leadership and activism both on and off campus. Mr. President, both of these interns actually asked to come and work with the junior Senator from Loudoun this session and despite my initial misgivings with their judgment, it turns out that they were fantastic and wonderful interns. They were the best interns I could have asked for. They've been very, very helpful to me, and so Mr. President, if you would please give them the very warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would chris and whitney please rise. Welcome to the gallery and thanks for all your help. You've been working with a great Senator. Hopefully you've had a great experience and you know, we've had a very efficient session, I think. It's been a long session, but we're all notion through and good -- almost through and good things have happened and it's because of folks like you that come and volunteer and offered your services. We appreciate your help. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering chris and whitney the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for purposes of an introduction, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, on more than one occasion you've heard me express my enthusiasm for the opportunity that I have to teach both at the undergraduate and law school level at the college the Senator from James city of william & mary. One of the programs that I niched at william and -- initiated at william & mary, which actually is the only remaining college intern program that we formally have working within the general assembly, is at the college of william & mary and I had a group of students, one of whom the Senator just recognized, but I have a group of students who have worked as interns throughout this session of the general assembly and you've also heard me comment that my measure of success in educating these young students at the college of william & mary is if out of two classes, I can convince one to go into public service for the right reason and irrespective of any grades or other academic success and that's an extraordinary good year for me. There are a group of students who have been working as interns throughout the session and I want to thank senators marston and Senator Wexton and Senator Saslaw and Senator Miller for their very thoughtful mentoring of these students, but in the gallery, Mr. President, is megan, jonah, Alexander, dylan, christopher, Caroline, timothy, benjamin, jacob and ailie and if you would extend a very warm welcome to these interns from the college of william & mary who have have been willing to work with us, but also get some insight into how the legislative process really works.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. I spotted them if would members from william & mary please rise. Welcome, what great group you are. Thanks for all your help during the session. As I just said, I think we've gotten a lot done this session because of good folks like you that come and volunteer and help. Just so you know, I think I May have told you when I met with you, my son graduated -- our son graduated in 2010 and what a great educational stunt you all have at -- opportunity you all have at william & mary. Take advantage of it and it will do great things for you in your life. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering men's from the william & mary tribe the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from northern Fairfax County, Senator Howell .
[Unknown]
Mr. Priz, I rise for two introductions.
[Unknown]
Floor gloor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. The first is I would also like to introduce my intern. At the very beginning of the year, we were in somewhat of a panic mode in my office because we run a very tight ship, one assistant and two interns. And suddenly, we only had one intern this year. So we were kind of in panic noticed about how were we -- mode about how were we going to get through and fortunately, the stwern that we got, madelaine eldred, is outstanding. She did the work of two. This young woman has a brilliant future and I hope you will give her the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would madeleine please rise. Welcome and, boy, sounds like you set the world on fire, so we appreciate all your good help in working with a great Senator. I'm sure you had a good experience and learned a lot. So thanks for being here and we wish on you the best. I would ask the members of the science to please join me in offering madeleine the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Franklin .
[Unknown]
Oh Mr. --
[Unknown]
I'm sorry. My apologies. The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I also would like to introduce in the gallery of the patents of our Page -- parents of our Page Taylor hammon sacks. They have come down from northern Virginia to watch what she's been watching all session, and I hope you'll give marie and michael zaches the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. I will please rise. Thank you for being here and I hope your child has had a wonderful experience here. As you know, the mock session is this evening, so hopefully you'll be able to stick around and watch that. It's impressive to see what they've learned and how they've discussed the different issues that are before us in Virginia. So thanks for being here. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering marie and michael zatts the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate and those in the gallery today, we have a very special group of visitors with us. The Virginia law enforcement assistance program, Virginia leap. Every day law enforcement officers across the commonwealth answer our calls and run towards unspeakable and unknown danger so that the rest of us are protected from it. Sometimes these brave men and women experience trauma from the extraordinary critical incidents in the line of duty which they cannot shake. They need in those cases special assistance. In the gallery are some of the law enforcement officers and citizens who have volunteered their time to run a small but mighty statewide nonprofit program, the Virginia leap program. Virginia leap arranges support from peers and counseling from experts and a fbi proven program to help Virginia law enforcement professionals who are in need. Since the program was born in the aftermath of the Virginia tech shootings, over 300 officers from across the state have participated in structured, effective three-day retreats. More than 100 fellow officers have volunteered for peer training so they can offer support on the spot when a crisis arises. These programs are doing wonders for our men and women who serve us. Bringing officers back to health and service, healing burnout, and restoring these men and women to their best so that they can continue to serve their communities with excellence, support their departments, and anchor their families once again. Mr. President, in our gallery today are some wonderful and great people. Please join me in giving them a warm welcome by welcoming libby, my good friends from the greatest county in all the queltz of Virginia, brent, eric, and alex.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from Virginia law enforcement assistance program please rise. Welcome this afternoon, and thank you for your service and just as the good Senator said, we fresht all that you do -- appreciate all that you do to keep us safe in our communities and in our workplace and school. We couldn't do it without you and it's all part of allowing people to twant to come to stra and live and raise their families, and you provide us a wonderful service and we thank you. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the assistance program the warm Virginia law enforcement welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, I 'm aware that you and perhaps one other member of this body attended an institute for leadership in Lexington sometime ago and I 'm pleased today to recognize some representatives from another prestigious institute from leadership located to the other direction, to the north of there in Staunton. Mr. President, this program was started 20 years ago and we're going to be recognizing their successes later this year and I hope you and other members of the body here will be able to join in that celebration. But we're -- I 'm pleased to share with you, Mr. President, that we have the Virginia women's institute for leadership here today, representatives. We have the commandant and a group of women cadets that are visiting here today, accompanied by vice president of mary baldwin college, krista kaib. I would ask you to recognize them at this time.
[Unknown]
I will. Thank you, Senator. It's so good to see them. With members from mary baldwin college please rise. Thank you for being with us this afternoon and the good Senator from Augusta said, there are a couple of us in the Senate that went to the school just to the -- I guess to the southwest of you in Lexington and we would come up and visit every now and then to nare baldwin and they would usually properly tell us to go back to where we came from. You all are looking gray today. What a great educational opportunity you have and we wish you the best, and thanks for being here today and advocating for your program at mary baldwin. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from mary baldwin college in Staunton, Virginia, the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for the purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Today in the gallery we have skoont students from george Mason university. They're here participating in the live change program and this morning, they provided a presentation to me on the school to prison pipeline, and they are advocating for ways we can do better both in our foil and how we can -- foil and how we can advocate for youth that knife run into trouble, so make sure they don't run into a lifetime of trouble and they're here today in the gallery if advocating and learning about the general assembly and the process, and Mr. President, I ask that you provide the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
I will, thank you, Senator. Would members from live change from george Mason university please rise. Welcome to the gallery and thanks for advocating and helping those folks, as he said, the program from -- had the misfortunate of being in prison, we appreciate your advocacy for that program and you all also have a wonderful educational opportunity up there at george Mason university a lot to be proud of. We appreciate you being here today. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from george Mason university the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Norfolk, Senator Alexander .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. In the gallery, we have Dr. Judith brown. Dr. Brown continues to be an advocate for better transportation links throughout Hampton roads. She's not only an advocate for higher speed rail, but more importantly, for transit within our community. She's joined by her grandson, a student at the academy for discovery at lakewood. His name is thomas jeros. Please give them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would Ms. Judd dut brown and your grand child thomas please rise. I understand, thomas, you have a friend who's one of our pages, and he's doing a great job and having a wonderful experience and he'll be home in a couple weeks. Just be patient. I would ask the members of the Senate to fleece join me in offering -- please join me in offering Mrs. Judd dut brown and her grand so many thomas the warm welcome -- grandson thomas the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
Every now and then when you wake up in the morning sometime as you do early, moore your vision is not focused and sometimes see double. As I look over to my left, one of the portrait much one of our previous lieutenant governors, the honorable john hager, and when I look up in the gallery, I see someone that looks just like him. Lieutenant governor hager, it's also a pleasure to see you. What a good friend he has been to me and all the members of the general assembly in the commonwealth of Virginia. I also ask members to join me and offer lieutenant governor john hager the warm welcome of [ applause ] the Senate. And there May be some other guests that have joined us in the gallery and that I haven't regionwide, but we certainly welcome -- recognized, but we certainly welcome all of you to the Senate of Virginia and hope you have a wonderful afternoon here at Mr. Jefferson's capitol. Are there other matters for the morning hour? Seeing none, the clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Senate calendar for Thursday, March 3rd, 2016. Page 5, unfinished business, House. House bill 1344. The House has rejected the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the Senate insist on its substitute and request a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate insist on its substitute and request a committee conference. 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? Their vote? Do any senators desire to change the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 7, unfinished business, Senate. Senate bill 27 passed the House with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I love that we concur with the House amendments and speak to those.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, member of the body, the there are a few technical amendments that have to align the correct code section under the united states code under the federal code with this act. The other part of it probably helps it a little bit by allowing the option for the plaintiffs or counsel for the plaintiffs May provide a list of attorneys familiar with this specific act of federal code that lass to do with service members, so I would move we concur in the amendments.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendments. 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 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The Senate concurs with the House amendments.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 137, passed the House with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the amendment be agreed to and speaking to the
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor. Motion.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. What this bill does is it would require registrars when they're emailing an absentee ballot to use an official email address. The amendment language added by the House merely states that a general registrar can use electronic transmission facilities provided by the federal voting assistance this amendment is fine, does not program. Change the intent of the bill and it was requested, the language was requested by the registrars. So again, I ask that the amendment be agreed to.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendment. 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 36, nos 3.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 3. The Senate concurs with the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 190, passed the House with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Newport News, Senator Miller .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move we accept the House amendments and speak to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, this is the bill that bans the use of voting machines, the touch screen nshs that have no paper trail. When the bill left the Senate, the strote for localities to stop using the machines was July 1st, 2018. The House amendment moves the date back to 2020. While I 'd rather have it sooner than later, we now finally have a date certain when those machines will have to be retired and again, I renew my motion that we accept the House
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Amendment. The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendments. 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?
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 6. Close close.
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 6. The Senate concurs with the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 308, passed the House with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Senate bill 308 provides a process for filling vacant sis in constitutional offices when it's vacated prior to the end of the term. The House amendments are purported to clarify this bill and I would move that we concur with the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendments. 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 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The Senate concurs with the House amendments.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 315, passed the House with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Petersburg, tornado Dance .
[Unknown]
Thank you -- Senator Dance .
[Unknown]
Thank you n president. I move that the Senate concur with the House amendment and speaking briefly to the amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, the House amendment just adds on line 50 after machine, each such machine shall remain locked and sealed until it is returned to the site at which voting and counting machines are stored in the locality. This was the recommendation of the governor and department of elections and with this amendment, this bill and my bill are now identical.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendments. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those are the senators ready to vote? Opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The Senate concurs with the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 468, passed the House with amendments.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I'm going to ask that we reject the House amendment. This bill deals with encouraging localities to work with private landowners and then installing best management practices to reduce stormwater runoff. It also included an exemption for the gravel part of railroad traxz from being subject to -- tracks from being subject to the penalties -- or the fees associated with the stormwater. The House excluded that language and so therefore, ski that we reject -- I ask that we reject the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation --
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The is rn from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
[Unknown]
I ask the body to one occur with the House amendments. This was a bill that slipped out of the local government committee to the House and there was an amendment that gave a special exception for the railroads. With regard to having to pay a permit that everybody else receives for storm water management, that everybody else pace. Let me explain, Mr. President. Federal law requires local stormwater management programs set forth by the localities, and in doing so, the localities are authorized to provide service chrgetion to property owners, including nonprofits, churches, for-profit businesses, everybody who is a property owner. The only exceptions are certain government entities that have permits that are involved in a separate process. And Mr. President, what the railroads have done is put in this particular bill a waiver for them only, which would mean that in Roanoke, for example, the permit fees that all other property owners in the city of Roanoke would have to pay would be 9% more than what they're now paying according to the calculations I 've been given. Mr. President, this would be shifting the cost from the railroads, which would be exempt, to the rest of the citizens who are landowners. And Mr. President, the railroad has an argument that, well, the water that comes from the rain goes through the railroad ballast and the railroad structures and therefore, it permeates into the ground. There's an argument, Mr. President, whether it's permeable or impermeable, it's an injuring complicated argument and even the railroad recognizes that it's not as permeable, it's impermeable, and therefore runs off into the waters and waterways and river and streams just like everybody else. But the city of Roanoke and other localities do that, as I understand, that have there situation, provides a 120% reduction to the -- 20% reduction to the railroad already, recognizing some of the water that comes from the rains and otherwise does permeate into the ground, soil, and doesn't run off, but most of it does eventually run off and they have a complicated formula about figuring out how to do this. Mr. President, the railroads can also, if they wish, grow vegetation, brush and so forth in order to, again, absorb more of the water so it doesn't go into the rivers and streams. Again, this is a program designed to make sure the city of Roanoke complies with the regulations to make sure that the waters and streams are clean and they're not filled with runoff which often has, you know, oil and other substances in it and which can be noxious to the rivers and streams. So Mr. President, I would ask the body not to -- to accept the House amendment because the House amendment strip off this special exemption for railroads. There's absolutely no just fiction whatsoever for one business to get an exception that nobody else has. Churches pay for it, not for profits pay for it, everybody else pays for it. The railroad should not get this special exception, and my understanding, Mr. President, is that many other organizations support the position of taking off this exemption that the -- and support the House 's position such as, for example, vaco, vml, the city of Roanoke, Suffolk, Charlottesville, Richmond and numerous other localities. The Virginia conservation network. The league of conservation voters and the home builders association. I've been advised they all support the House position here and not the Senate position here. So Mr. President, with that explanation, I would hope that the body would concur in the House amendments. The rest of the bill is a good bill and it's needed, but this special exemption for one particular industry simply has no basis whatsoever. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The is rn from Buckingham, Senator Garrett .
[Unknown]
Very briefly, speaking against the House amendment. I want everybody in here to realize that all railroads aren't Norfolk southern. If you've heard of coast railroad, the Buckingham branch, the Chesapeake and elmore, commonwealth railroad, green valley railroad, the Norfolk -Portsmouth belt line, these are all short line railroads in Virginia who create economic opportunity in community than are oftentimes economically challenged and the burden that this amendment might create for those short line records might be enough to go away. Just like the coal tax credit and that sort of things, sometimes a little bit of regulatory relief is the difference between keeping industry alive and having it go away. I would suspend is the Senator from Virginia beach's motion that we not agree with the House thank you. Amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. If no one else wishes to speak, let me reinform everybody about how the stormwater fee works. When a locality opts to charge a severe storm water fee, they develop an equivalent residential quunt and they take the average of the impervious surface of the average louse House in your locality and in mine, it's determined to be 1600 square feet of impervious surface and that is the roof, driveway, sidewalk, hard surfaces, and when they come back and look at a commercial piece of property, they look at how much impervious surface there is. In other words, in Virginia beach, how many 1600 square feet of imperve sus surface, figure out that and multiply the by the monthly fee and that's what the commercial property owners are charged. Nothing in the amendment that we're efforting talks to any impervious surfaces that the railroad has. They'll pay a stormwater fee on the impervious surfaces. What we're talking about is the rail track itself and the gravel that the rail track sits on. In committee or in subcommittee, we're not allowed to bring props and I wouldn't have brought it with me anyway because I didn't think it would be a problem an ejection of a House amendment, it clearly shows vdots calculation of runoff and they use these over and other again and the railroad track has less runoff hand a playground. It is amazing where it fits into the scheme. These are not impervious surfaces, these are pervious surfaces and localities, some localities, not all, very interestingly, some localities said well, it's a railroad and it might -- it's not pervious, it's not impervious surface, but we're going to bill them anyway. We're going to by them anyway. One of the things that burns me up a lot about these stormwater fees is what are they actually doing, taking money from them and are they cleaning up the water? So when you ask these localities that are taking money on a pervious surface, not an impervious surface, and saying, okay, you collected all this money, what did you do if there is a water problem -- and there isn't if you look at the vdot numbers, what have you done to clean the water up, that particular water, and the answer is nothing. Zero. That's kind of what the rest of the bill goes to and does that, but right now, it's just a question of fairness. Are we going to go around -- think of the implication. If the railroads do it, then every gravel driveway on every piece of commercial property, every piece of pervious property on any number of things and any one of the jurisdictions, all of a sudden, you say well, you know what? Gee, it's pervious on the railroads, we ought to be charging a stormwater fee for those too. You have no idea on where this could lead, so what I 'm trying to say is impervious surface is impervious surface, it's going to be billed. If you're pervious, it's not going to be. It's unfortunate that we have to put this in because some localities are treating a pervious surface as impervious for collection of fee.
[Unknown]
Would the Senator senior yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I'd be delighted.
[Unknown]
He yields.
[Unknown]
Would the Senator agrees that these permit fees, the storm watt fees that all localities are required to put in place, the stormwater programs, these fees are set by the local governments, these are local permit fees, is that -- would the Senator agree with that?
[Unknown]
I would.
[Unknown]
Speaking again to the bill unless nobody else --
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this is a local issue. The localities can decide how they want to do it. Here we are trying to put a statewide solution to what is a local issue. I hope the body would conin the
[Unknown]
Mr. President, if no one he House amendment. Is wishes to speak, I wish to comment to that last comment since it led to a question and answer. Yes, it is a fee authorized by this general assembly 22 years ago. I was here. It was a fee that was authorized that says we have to authorize localities to charge a fee because the epa is telling us to in order for localities to get the permit to treat this as a point source discharge. That was the huge change on a reenactment of the clean water act, had to be treated as a point source discharge. Point source discharge for impervious surfaces. Not pervious surfaces. That's the key point, so this is -- we do this every jeer and if we're going to go down the road of this is localities, there is what happens then they go above and beyond what the authorization was and it's unfortunate we have to pass legislation. With that, I renew my motion that rereject the House
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Amendment. The motion on the floor is to reject the amendment. With the recommendation that they be rejected, the question is shall the amendments be agreed to. 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 10, nos 30.
[Unknown]
Ayes 10, nos 30. The amendments are rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 574, passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Henrico, Senator mceach chin.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, May there bill go bye temporarily.
[Unknown]
Without objection, Senate bill 574 will go bye temporarily. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Having voted on the prevailing side by which Senate bill 137 on Page 8 passed 36-3-1, I would ask that we reconsider that vote, please sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Senator Lewis, if you have a
[Unknown]
Mr. President, having voted request? On the prevailing side --
[Unknown]
Do we come back?
[Unknown]
Is there a different bill?
[Unknown]
Different bill.
[Unknown]
I'll come right back to you. Senator Favola, did you --
[Unknown]
Mr. President, having previously explained --
[Unknown]
No, we're good. I've got make a motion and I 'll come back to you.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, if everybody will just relax, we'll get there done.
Bill Howell
All right. The question is shall the vote by which the amendments were concurred with on Senate bill 137 be 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 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from James city
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this is just county. Being reconsidered so that everyone May vote.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. I think her motion is good, Senator, we're good to go. Yes, ma'am. The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendment on Senate bill 137. 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 one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos one. The Senate concurs with the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Some days, it just doesn't pay. Mr. President, still on Page 8, having voted on the prevailing side of which Senate bill 190 where we agreed to accept the House amendments, I would ask we reconsider that vote, sir.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which the Senate concurred with the House amendments on Senate bill 190 be record their votes aye, those are the senators ready to vote? Opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Newport News ,
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Senator Miller. Having previously been explained, I move we accept the House amendments.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendments. 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 33, nos 5, rule 36-1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 5, rule 36-1. The Senate concurs with the House amendment. The Senator from Accomack, Senator Lewis .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, having voted on the prevailing side by which we rejected the amendment to House bill number 468, I move we reconsider that vote.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which the Senate rejected the House amendment 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 40s, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The senior Senator from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, with a recommendation that this amendment be rejected, I move that the amendment be concurred with.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that they be rejected, the question is shall the amendments be agreed to. 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 11, nos 29.
[Unknown]
Ayes 11, nos 29. The amendments are rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 120, the House insists on its substitute and requests a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
Senator from Grayson, Senator Carrico .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I accede to committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senator accede to a request for a committee of conference. 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 motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Conferees on the part of the Senate on Senate bill 120 as name by the chairman of transportation, Senator Carrico, Favola, and Morris ton. Senate bill 253, the House insists on its substitute and requests a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I accede to the conference committee.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate accede to the request for a committee of conference. 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 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0, the motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Conferees on the part of the Senate on Senate bill 253 as named by the chairman of rehabilitation and social services, Senator Reeves, senators DeSteph, McDougle and Chafin. Returning to 574.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 574, the senior Senator from Henrico, Senator McEachin .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move we one occur with the House substitute and speaking briefly to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, the body will remember with this bill has to do with often we train our election officers. If the House they modified how often the training should lap to once during a particular appointment time period and they also amended it to offer online training. Basically, they provided localities more flexibility than the bill had when it left Senate. I hope it would be the pleasure of the Senate to concur with the House substitute.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the Senate concur with the House substitute. 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? Their vote? Do any senators desire to change the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The Senate concurs with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bills with governor's recommendations. Senate bill 122.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson, Senator Carrico .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, speaking to the Senate bill 122 and the governor's amendments, I would ask that we adopt the governor's amendments. They are friendly amendments and basically without this amendment, which makes it an emergency legislation, the town of damascus would have to have two elections in order to get to the point of moving that election to November and I would ask that we accept this first governor's friendly amendment that I 've gotten so far. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the governor's recommendations to Senate bill 122 be agreed 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 one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos one. The governor's recommendations are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 494.
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Surovell. Fairfax county, Senator
[Unknown]
Mr. President, the request of his excellency, skilled that this bill go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Without objection, Senate bill 494 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bills vetoed by the governor. Senate bill 612.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson. Excuse me, the Senator from Buckingham .
[Unknown]
The nicest thing anybody said to me all day, Mr. President. Can that bill go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Without objection, Senate bill 612 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill bill 21.
[Unknown]
Senator from Russell County, Senator Chafin .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the bill pass in the enrolled form notwithstanding the objections of the governor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. If you want to speak to that, Senator .
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, sir. This is the clean power plan bill and this bill, I 'll remind you, gives each of us a voice concerning the implementation of the plan as required by the epa. It allows us to review the work of the deq and the scc and requires that all the work -- that all who work on the plan make some common sense judgment calls about things like energy Price increases on lower and middle income families, direct and indirect employment effects and job losses, impacts on economic development, and the overall competitive position of the commonwealth with its neighboring states. I wonder if any of you can tell me why we wouldn't want to consider those things? Why? Why would we not want to use common sense and consider those things? So -- I mean, we noo that the administration is eager to partner with president obama's epa. We know that the governor has even said that he intended to move forward with the implementation of the carbon rules, even though they've been stopped in their tracks by the united states supreme court who is considering an appeal as to whether they're constitutional, and we know that the governor has said that he intended to partner -- move forward and partner with the states of new York, california, Washington state, and colorado. And, you know, I 'm not sure what we have in common with those states, but I think the -- I think the governor has identified that for us. So I say to you, as a body, let's not be like lemons and jump in the sea. Why do we want to do that? Why do we want to be like a bunch of lemons and jump in the sea when this thing is under appeal and the united states supreme court May very well overturn it all. Why in the world do we want to go forward at this moment? I want you to say that word? Why?
[Unknown]
(in unison) why!
[Unknown]
I hope you'll muster the courage for vote for this fine piece of work, this bill, and put up enough votes to overturn it.
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for a question, Mr. President?
[Unknown]
(in unison) why?
[Unknown]
I just have one question to ask him. Does he agree with all supreme court rulings?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I can answer the Senator from Fairfax and I can saw that I do not personally agree with all supreme court decisions.
[Unknown]
I didn't think he did.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax County, Senator morrison.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise to answer the question why.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. You know, when it could's to natural resources and the environmental, it might be okay for us to, oun, stick our nose into the business or something like that, but when it comes to clean air, when it comes to reducing the carbon, you know, because of the impact on our climate and see level rise -- excuse me, I flent recurrent flooding, that those issues are too important. This is about science, not flicks. When we -- politics. When we meet as a body here, we tend to get into compromise, we tend to get into trying to balance regional stws and what have you and the commonwealth needs to speak with one voice here for all the commonwealth of Virginia. We have to produce a clean power plan. It has to be based on science and it has to be legal and I think this bill, this bill has huge constitutional problems, separation of the executive and legislative branch and so I would hope that we would sustain governor's veto and I think one very Wise man once told me, he was the best county executive we ever had in Fairfax, he said the legislative branch can tell me to pains the barn, but -- paint the barn, but she shouldn't be telling me where to buy the paint. We have a clean power plan that we have to put together, it's the executive branch's jobs, theft scientists to do it. Let's sustain the veto.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Henrico, Senator mceach schin.
[Unknown]
I rise for a parliamentary inquiry.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
It's type for our annual review of thousand vote. Would you inform -- how to vote. Would you inform the body of how you stwend to foes the question on this issue.
[Unknown]
If the Senate wishes to sustain the governor's veto, you would vote no. If you want to support the bill as it was enrolled, you would vote yes. And there needs to be 27 yeses to overvied the governor's veto.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Rise and speak to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
First of all, I ask myself, why am I speaking. I'm not entirely sure. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
Secondly, understanding your explanation of how to vote, I appreciate very much that you would encourage everyone to vote in the affirmative. That would be 127 of us, so that -- 27 of us so we could speak with a unified voice, not a 21-19 voice, not unified. But speaking of the whys, I haven't been around as long as father time as sometimes we refer to Senator Saslaw, but as I look at the governor's message on this, I would particularly -- [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
They woke up. I was particularly attracted as to another why, and it was the last line in his veto message which appeared to not be so much as a constitutional explanation, but I cannot in good conscience sign a bill that would violate the constitution of Virginia, and I said, why are we editorializing in the veto comments? So 27 votes would be most appreciative.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the measure.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Why? I just have to say, you know, one of the most enduring and massive investments that our nation has made is in its power plants. These are a huge, huge investment that lasts for generations and the idea of suddenly mothballing a massive portion of our industrial capacity and duke it on the flimsiest of evidence is really not a Wise decision, and I think this bill certainly gives us the option of taking the time to find out what will the courts say and then we can make the decision at that point. But I don't think we should take precipitous action and I think that -- I think that we should not sustain the governor's veto.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, voting supporting, I guess it would be the governor's veto, voting red in this particular case, Mr. President, federal law requires the governor to come up with a plan to comply with the federal clean power act and -- a clean power plan under federal law, and the governor, of course, has delegated that in the executive branch to the director of the department of environmental quality. Mr. President, what this bill would do would divest or prohibit the department of environmental quality from submitting any plan at all that's Virginia specific, which is in our interests stofr a Virginia specific plan. And to do so would be to violate federal law, and to divest the governor of the authority that he's been delegated from the federal government. So Mr. President, this would undercut the whole idea of having a Virginia specific plan under the clean power -- to come up with a clean power plan under federal law. It would deny the right of deq to have a Virginia -specific plan and I think it's in our interests, the interests the commonwealth of Virginia, to have a Virginia specific plan and only deq can do this. This 140-body general assembly couldn't possibly do this. What this would do is simply politicize what it really should be left to the experts in the -- using science and the techniques and understandings of modern science to come up with a plan that complies with the federal law, so Mr. President, the governor is absolutely right. This would violate the constitution of Virginia, I did vest him of authority he's been daegted by the -- delegated by the federal government and take away from those that are in the best position to make these decisions and put it in the hands of an unwieldy 140-body that can cannot possibly come up with the kinds of detailed plans that are required. It would politicize the process unduly and Mr. President, I would lope we vote red in this case. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Buckingham, Senator Garrett .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I apologize and I 'll be brief. It makes my skin crawl when I larry about power delegated for the governor of Virginia from the federal government. I would commend the body to study jews briefly federalism and -- just briefly federalism and understand where power comes from and who it goes to. Instead, we're going to give away the power that we have to the federal government, which is how this works and I would ask that the Senator from Russell yield briefly for a question.
[Unknown]
I'm sorry, which Senator ?
[Unknown]
Russell county.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Would the Senator from Russell County yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
He yield many, Senator .
[Unknown]
I ask the Senator what economic impacts might flow from adoption of this -- or from a failure to override this bill in planning districts one, two, and three? Could you explain it to us because I don't live there.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would say that the -- those planning districts are currently having a disproportionate loss of economic earnings as a result of the war that is currently against coal as a result of the market forces against coal, and other energy forms. And I would say that the losses of in the -- not in the millions of dollars, but in the billions of dollars that will result.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the bill pass in the enrolled form, notwithstanding the objections of the governor. 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 21, nos 19.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. Needing 27 votes, the enrolled form of the bill does not pass.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, House bills on third reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Before we take that up st, we could accept the communication from the House please good thank you. Sergeant at arms -- [ inaudible comments ]
[Unknown]
Delegate Loupassi, thanks for visiting.
[Unknown]
Ski that be recognized by the speaker of the House of delegates, would the House of delegates read -- [ inaudible comments ]
[Unknown]
Thank you, Delegate. The desk will receive it.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, House bills on third reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully move that all the House bills on the third reading on the uncontested calendar, which would include all House bills on the third reading on the uncontested calendar, including all House bills on pages 14 through 28, including House bill 98 through House bill 1376, be placed on their final passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments thereto. 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 House bills on the uncontested calendar, third reading, Page 14 through Page 28, House bill 98 through House bill 1376, be placed upon their 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 bill. The clerk has read the number of 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.
[Unknown]
House bill 98, reported from the committee on transportation with a substitute. The substitute was adopted by the Senate .
[Unknown]
Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. With re-elect tans, I ask this for bye for one more day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 98 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
House bill 16, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 64, reported from the committee for courts of justice with amendment. And from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the amendment by the committee on courts of justice be 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 amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 87, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 240, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 256, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 307, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 393, reported from the committee on commerce and labor with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 420, reported from the committee on finance. [ gavel banging ] House bill 499, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 568, reported from the committee on finance with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 675, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 700, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 707, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg, Senator Ruff .
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker president. I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 711, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 735, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 741, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 786, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg, Senator Ruff .
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 817, reported from the committee on general laws and technology.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Can that bill be removed from the block and go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
That's House bill 817, Senator ?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 718 will come out of the block -- 817 will come out of the block and bye for the day.
[Unknown]
House bill 818, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 820, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 851, reported from the committee on commerce and labor. House bill 910, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 1012, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 1013, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1052, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with an amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg, Senator Ruff .
[Unknown]
In medicine, I move -- Mr. President, I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1108, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1135, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1146, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1166, reported from the committee on general laws and technology.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Buckingham, Senator Garrett .
[Unknown]
Can 1166 come out of the block?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1166 will come out of the block.
[Unknown]
House bill 1228, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1238, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg, Senator Ruff .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1259, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1260, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1263, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1264, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1288, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1289, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg, Senator Ruff .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1318, reported from the committee on general laws and technology. House bill 1345, reported from the committee on finance with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask that the committee amendments be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1376, reported from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the House bills pass en bloc, that is, all bills except for 98, 817, and 1166. 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 pass en bloc. Returning to Page 24. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator --
[Unknown]
Having voted on the prevailing side by which we just passed the uncontested bloc, I move we reconsider that vote.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which the Senate agreed to all of the uncontested bills in the block 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 36, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 0. The motion is grady to. The question -- agreed to. The question is should the House bills en bloc pass, that is, all bills except for 98, 817 -- the Senator from Fairfax city. The Senate will stand at ease.
[Unknown]
Mr. President -- if it doesn't, we'll striect board.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the House bills pass en bloc, that is all bills except for 98, 817, and 1166. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote?
[Unknown]
Mr. President --
[Unknown]
Is Senator Stanley been on this side of the isle? --
[Unknown]
Aisle?
[Unknown]
Let them strike the board and the Senate will stand at ease. S. >> Mr. President, I 'm going to respectfully ask that the Senate stand in recess until 1:30 and I would yield to the Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, upon recess, I would ask to constreen a meeting of the court -- convene a meeting of the courts of justice committee at my desk.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senate will stand in recess until 1:30. [ gavel banging ] >> The science will come to order. When we last met, we were attempting to pass the bis on third reading in block. That's where we will resume. The question is --
[Unknown]
If I cover everyone's attention, first.. We are having a major issue with static electricity in here today and that's what blew the board. So before you touch your voting button, please touch the brass plate around your microphone. And then touch -- ground yourself. Why? Because I said so. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
Madam clerk --
[Unknown]
Mom has spoken.
[Unknown]
Madam clerk, the pediatric neurologists take care of electrical things. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
We'll keep that in mind, Senator. So everyone please ground yourself. If not, see Senator Alexander .
[Unknown]
All right. The question is shall the House bills pass en bloc, that is, all bills except for 98, 817, and 1166. 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?
Bill Howell
Ayes 40, nos 0. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bills in the block pass. Returning to Page 24, House bill 1166. The Senator from mecklenberg, Senator Ruff .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass. This bill is identical to Senate bill 362. It deals with small purchase procurement of transportation-related products, provides that a public body May establish purchase procedures not requiring competitive sealed bids or competitive negotiation for single or term contracts for transportation-related construction if the aggregate or sum of all phases not to xees $125,000.
[Unknown]
-- $25,000.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1166 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 36, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 28, regular calendar, House bills on third reading. House bill 158, a bill relating to grass cutting in certain counties. Reported from the committee on local government.
[Unknown]
Senator from Franklin, Senator Stanley .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Can that go bye temporarily.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 168 will go by temporarily.
[Unknown]
House bill 481, a bill relating to compliance with detainers, u.S. Immigration and customs enforcement, criminal injuries compensation fund. Reported from the committee on -- I 'm sorry, the committee substitute and floor amendment have been adopted by the Senate .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. This is a bill that was brought up in the committee that had to do with -- that would direct the director of the department of corrections or other officials in charge of such facility in which an alien is incarcerated, who receives a lawful detainer now from u.S. Immigration and customs enforcement, and it shall -- that individual shall not be released except for transfer custody of the alien to another facility of the u.S. Immigration and customs end form, provided that the -- enforcement, broad/glenside that no alien May be held in custody in excess of the date that he or she would otherwise be released from custody. It codifies requirement given to the depend of corrections by u.S. Immigration and customs enforcement to hold aliens for an additional time if they're under retainer and I would yield to the Senator -- senior Senator from Loudoun for further questions, Mr. President. I would ask the passage of the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Did you want to speak to the bill as well?
[Unknown]
Yes, Mr. President. Thank you. This -- the bill makes quite clear that no one can be held beyond their sentence date, and that is the important thing. And we're only talking about people who are being held on a -- or who are subject to a detainer because they have committed criminal acts and so I hope that you will pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking against the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, this bill actually had a couple different lives in our committee, was killed at one point and then brought back, and the bottom line is the existing law is actually fret simple and pretty -- pretty simple and pretty easy to follow for sheriffs. What we're doing if we change it is almost contradict story. We're telling them they cannot release a subject or an inmate that has a detainer on them, but if it's subject to ice, but that's saying if ice doesn't come and pick them up, we can't keep them past their lawful custody date. If they're on a detainer from ice, they can already be released to ice. We've made that perfectly clear in the existing law. I think if bee go forward with -- we go forward to amendment to the statute sth, bill, we're basically telling them they can hold people undetainer if they already served their sentence, which is I don't think the sheriffs were unkooshlg. Crazy about the bill for begin with and even amended, I don't think it makes it better and I hope we defeat the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
[Unknown]
Would the senior Senator from Loudoun yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the senior Senator from Loudoun yield for a question.
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
I yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. What bothers me is, I guess line 16 where you -- where the sentence says that however, if a federal or state law requires that such an alien be held in custody until transfer to a federal authority, as I read that, and I believe many sheriffs are reading it, the interpretation is, is that in fact, our local jails would have to hold these individuals until ice actually picks them up. Is that your reading of this?
[Unknown]
The senior Senator .
[Unknown]
I understand the gentlelady's question. The situation that that contemplates is a situation where we have an individual who is in confinement and perhaps it is determined while he is in confinement and while there is a detainer out for him that he has committed serial rape of several something not having anything to people. Do with why the detainer is out there, but a reason that independently would -- independently of this bill or anything, would require that they hold him because of that. That's the reason for that particular line. It doesn't really relate to the destainer itself. It simply says, although you -- under the detainer, the detainer does not give you authority to hold them beyond their term of service. They've got to be released. However, there is another reason that somebody could be held and that was the purpose in that language.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, speaking to the bill, speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
The way the senior Senator explains the bill, it sounds like the bill is not needed because under current practice, our sheriffs hold individuals as long as they're supposed to be held according to whatever state or federal statute would be governing why the individual is even in jail to begin with. If in fact ice is contacted, the sheriffs will only hold the individual constitutionally based on the amount of time that would be associated with whatever the legal process is for the crime they allegedly committed. So that's our current practice. And I believe that this adds an element of confusion because I think our local governments and our sheriffs are reading this to mean that the intent of the language is to keep an individual beyond, beyond whatever state or federal law might suggest because the ice information is interjected and, you know, ice has lots of people on their database, they issue lots of detainers, and they say, you know, just keep these individuals and yet, local governments do not have the space or the money to keep them and ice doesn't pick them up. So I see no purpose for this bill because the local governments are already conducting their business the way we had just explained, and I think this would be very, very confusing. So I ask that the body vote against this. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, first, with regard to this bill, our state and local authorities are not ice. They're not the immigration and customs enforcement. That's a federal law -- federal agency and they have their responsibilities with regard to immigration issues. The problem arises when ice does not pick them up. The local authorities notify ice, nothing happens. And this bill, I think what it attempts to do, although somewhat confusing, but probably this is why the sheriffs don't like it, that they're required to release a person based on a judge's order of bail, bond, for example, or whatever under state or local law and they should release a person. And there's ice out there who hasn't come to pick up anybody, and so there's -- this bill, seems to me, tries to say if ice is not doing it's job, let's do the job for them, and I know the localities don't want zo do that. They don't have the resources to do that, they shouldn't do that. If ice is not going to do its job, it's not going to do its job. That's a problem for ice. [ captioning will resume shortly ] I would ask the bill pass. >> We need to move the substitute first.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question as, should the committee substitute be agreed to. As many as favor that motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senator from pennsylvania.
[Unknown]
Having previously explain it, I ask that the Senate bill pass.
[Unknown]
The question is should House bill 7, 8 and, 9 pass. Have all the senators voted? Ayes 36, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 703, a bill relating to legal age for marriage, emancipation petitions for minors intending to marry, written findings. Report from the committee for justice -- courts of justice with a substitute adopted by the Senate .
[Unknown]
Mr. Obenshain.
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass and would yield to the near for Fauquier .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I too move the bill pass and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President, this is a bill that the members of this body had heard a little bit about before. I carried the same bill on the Senate side, and it passed out of this body with a pretty solid majority, and I would just like to speak a little bit to the bill, because I suspect there will be a little bit of additional sort of debate on it today. Just to remind the body, I brought this bill after doing a little bit of research that really shocked me, and frankly, it shocked the contents, if you read some of the stories about the things that happened in the commonwealth of Virginia. In 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016. And frankly, Virginia 's current marriage laws are not protecting children. And when I say children, I don't mean 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds, which some of us think of as children, but I mean 13-year-olds and 12-year-olds. And so if you fundamentally believe that a child who is 12 years old or 13 years old who shows up at the circuit court who is pregnant, that someone shouldn't be asking, are you a victim of rape, are there major issues going on here, if you fundamentally believe that it's just a circuit -- that a circuit court clerk should give you a piece of paper and grant you a marriage license and you think that's okay, fine, you can vote against this bill. I would urge you to give this a little more consideration and consider that this is a good bill, that it's been worked through very carefully and we've really balanced the interests of children, families and frankly the opportunity to enter into a loving marriage at an appropriate age. And if you are young, if you are 16 or 17 years old and you go before a judge and you go through an emancipation proceeding where a judge gets to determine whether or not it's in your best interest and the judge determines that it is and then emancipates you and puts you in a position where you then can make decisions for yourself, you can obtain a protective order, you can look out for your health and safety, you can go to a shelter and actually put yourself in a position to look out for your safety and you can enter into a marriage. What we're doing is we're raising the threshold. I understand there are legitimate reasons to say we don't want to make this a public policy decision. We'd like to maybe let parents make that decision. I understand that. That's the biggest argument against this bill, that somehow we're stepping in the position of parents. But where I have struggled with this and when I considered bringing this bill and considered what some of the counter veiling considerations are, in each of the situations where I was shocked by what happened to these children, the parents were the issue. It was the parents who were helping to cover up or otherwise not looking out for the best interest of the child and were allowing this marriage to happen. And what we're allowing to happen in many of these cases is letting children get married and using the marriage, the act of marriage, the emergency license as the veil to cover up abuse, to prevent people from being prosecuted and to, frankly, perpetuate a situation where a child who is 13 or 14 years old is now married and is put in a situation whether the marriage is coerce the -- coerced or they think they'ring into it for good reasons, what happens to that child in many cases is tragic. They don't complete their education. They are not really in a very stable marriage to begin with. And all of the things and opportunities we would like to afford that child are very often undermined. I would ask the body to consider this is a good bill, and I understand reasonable minds May disagree what is and isn't in the best interest of the child. It is a r an important bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise to speak against the bill. This is an unusual position to take. I actually have daughters this age. You know, there are situations where somebody who is 17 years old has every reason to get married. It happens that daughters or children that age, sometimes they do get pregnant, and sometimes they would rather have that child within the bonds of wedlock, but instead of taking that decision within the family, we would now entrust that decision to a justice of the Peace. What if a justice of the Peace decides to say no? Are we going to force that young person, 17 years old, maybe 16 years old, to basically have that child out of wedlock? Again, I understand the situation. If this bill had been written to a different age group, I would perfectly understand it. But I just feel like we went one step too far in this bill. I think if we wanted to make the standard for 16, fine. But I think in our society and through history, we've had plenty of people who were 17 years old that, for whatever reason, decided to get married. Let's face it. There are a lot of different ways to abuse a child other than marrying them. That tends to show more of a commitment. I just feel like this bill is one step too far, and I think we're going to put some child in the impossible task of essentially requiring them to bear a child out of wedlock.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Buckingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I adopt the contents of the Senator from Fairfax city. What we've done here is by targeting the age so high, we've removed an option. Generally speaking, these marriages at these ages in this day and age are precipitated by someone becoming pregnant, and right now the current options are to carry the child to term and put it up for adoption, to carry the child to term and go through life as a single mother, an abortion or marriage. And we heard testimony in committee that the outcomes for young women who were pregnant at such tender age of 15 and 16 were bad, really bad. And I would believe that they indeed are. But that is notwithstanding whether they're married or not. In fact, once you're pregnant at age 15, the outcomes are probably mathematically going to be bad most of the time whether there is a marriage or not. What we do, though, is remove the option of marriage from the choices that that young person might have and, as the Senator from Fairfax city articulated so well, we place the purview, the insight, the judgment of the parents with that of the court. Now, there are certainly horrible parents who make poor decisions, who might even undermine circumstances wherein an older person is preying on a much, much younger person. There is an avenue to address this. I would say that I 've done that as a prosecutor in the past. But I want to point out one thing, one thing that came out in testimony as it related to this bill, and that was actually by a proponent, and the question was, have any other states adopted a policy that was this broad, this draconian with these ages, and a the answer was a lot of states have done something similar, but nobody has done this. I admire the patron, Senate version, and I understand the motive behind the bill. I think what we're doing is taking away an option that in some cases might be a very good option for some individuals who find themselves in a difficult position.
[Unknown]
The question is should House 703 pass? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 7.
Bill Howell
Have all the senators voted? Do any senators stier to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 3.
[Unknown]
The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, having been previously explained, I move the bill's package.
Bill Howell
The question is, shall House bill 703 pass? All in favor of the motion record their votes aye. Are all the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 8.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 8. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 875, a bill relating to disclosure of real time location data in emergencies. Reporting for the committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the bill pass. Speaking to the bill, I explained this briefly yesterday, and there were some questions raised about what this bill does and doesn't cover. Remember, it's a bill that allows law enforcement agencies in the case of emergency to request a cellular telephone company to provide location data, and I would point out a couple of things. First of all, it is going to allow the telephone companies to provide that data. Second of all, it does not relate to really folks other than telephone companies. There was some question about whether it related to tracking devices that we've regulated and other instances. Mr. President, it does not. But also to give you a little bit of background on this, this is known as the kelsey Smith act, and it's named after an 18-year-old young woman. Her name was kelsey Smith. And she was abducted in broad daylight from a target store in over land, kansas in 2007. About three hours after she was abducted, her car was found in the target parking lot, and her family and her friends asked the police to begin searching for her. About an hour after kelsey was kidnapped, a signal from her cell phone was picked up. Law enforcement officials reached out to her cellular telephone company, and asked for the ping records that would help locate her location via her cell phone. The cellular telephone company did not do it. It refused. It was not until about 3 days later that they turned over the records, and when they did turn over the records, it took authorities only 45 minutes, took them 45 minutes to be able to locate kelsey. Unfortunately, what they located was her dead body. She was found dead after being raped and murdered. Kelsey's parents have been working on this piece of legislation that has been adopted in more than 20 states. It has saved lives, and it has the capacity to save lives here in Virginia. So Mr. President, without further explanation as to the background, I hope that that provides a little bit more of the context in which this piece of legislation was offered by the Delegate from Fairfax, and it would be my hope that the members of the body would pass this good piece of legislation, especially, especially, Mr. President, coming on a day just following the really emotional events of the past couple of days in Charlottesville. This has the real ability to address the heartache of parents. It has the real aict ability to save lives of our kids on college campuses and elsewhere. So it would be my hope that this bill will pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator peterson.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise to speak against the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I thank the gentleman from Rockingham for his explanation, but I don't think it has much to do with the actual text of this bill. The actual text of this bill deals with what we already have, an exception to the requirement that you have to get a search warrant before you can obtain data, and the exception that we have on the books right now is where a police officer reasonably believe that an emergency exists, and that is also accepted in good faith by the emergency -- the person -- the disclosure has been required from. You might ask, why should they have a role? They hold the data. The bottom line, is you go get a search warrant. You can't just request it. You have to get a search warrant from it. That's really the whole point of the fourth amendment. And we had this imeption exception written into the code, but it was carefully crafted as an exception to the rule requirement, and what this bill does is essentially gut it by saying now any time a police officer reasonably believes an emergency exists, they can request this cell tower data. Anyone want to come forward and have a police officer say they unreasonably want something? Of course not. Any time by definition they request something, it's going to be reasonable. The bottom line is, we had a system of checks and balances, which has been on the books for a couple of years. We've got this new technology. We're trying to put some limits so there are some fourth amendment parameters around it. Again, all you have to do is go and get a search warrant. They're available 24/7. But the bottom line is, if we adopt this, I 'm not going to say it's the end of the world, but it will be certainly one step back in the fourth amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The senior Senator from Loudoun ,
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. Black. A couple of points. While I agree with the gentleman about the warrant, it's always best to obtain a warrant, but because we cannot always do it in a timely fashion, fourth amendment injures -- juris prudence has always recognized the concept of exigent circumstances in which a law enforcement officer can take action because there simply is not time without risking life or limb. My nephew is a major with the florida highway patrol, and one of his more distressing days was where they got a call from a woman who had dementia, and she had driven off and she had gotten lost, and it was a blitserring -- blistering hot day, and she just finally drove until she stopped, and she didn't know what to do. Somehow, she was able to make a call, and she was able to get them on the line and to say, I don't know what to do, and they said, well, just open the door and let yourself out. Get out of the car, and she was not able to do that. She was so confused that she couldn't get out of the car. And they talked her through it, and they struggled to get her to understand what to do. Can you tell us where you are? She couldn't say where she was. And eventually she died. He was very devastated by the fact that this had happened, and it's one of those things. I really believe in privacy, and I think people ought to be able to have privacy, but there are certain circumstances that we call exigent circumstances where there is not time. There was no time. The temperature was soaring in that car, and she was totally confused. She couldn't get out. What do you do? Sometimes you just have to take action, and I think we need to allow for exigent circumstances, and this bill does that. So I hope that you'll pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you Senator. Senator from Prince William, Senator McPike .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, speaking on the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Speaking for this bill, as a parent of three girls, frankly, our oldest girl, when she got to middle school, we bought her a cell phone and bought her a cell phone for emergencies and protection. I vote in favor of this bill. I understand the concerns here, but this clearly delineates involving the immediate danger to a person. I'm voting for this bill and for every parent who has also bought their kid a cell phone for this exact reason. Thank you very much, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I 'm in a position to wrap this up.
[Unknown]
Absolutely Senator .
[Unknown]
All right. Mr. President, just very briefly, what I will say are a couple of things. No. 1, search warrants are not available 24/7 in Virginia. Some places they are. A lot of places around Virginia, they just aren't. You just can't get a magistrate, can't get in. Second of all, I would point out that in response to comments about fourth amendment protections, if I didn't prove that I 'm a constitutional purist yesterday, I don't know what else I can do. What I would say is there really isn't a fourth amendment issue here. We're not asking and specifically we're carving out the personalized communication of the content. What we're asking is that verizon or t mobile or whatever the telephone company is, is to provide its information. To the extent anybody has a right to privacy, it would be the telephone company with respect to that. I hate to tell you this, but look at your subscriber agreements. It is not your information. And this bill is going to save lives. It does not compromise our first and -- or our fourth amendment rights. And finally, what I would suggest is, I know that there has been some suggestion that maybe we adopt an exclusionnary rule or something. Anybody who is found, any information found pursuant to this would be excluded. What I 'd say is, think about that. Think about it for a second. Kelsey Smith. I mean, how did they find her body? They found it through those records. And if we adopt some kind of an exclusionary rule, the body of a victim of a crime couldn't be used as evidence in a prosecution against the perpetrator, and we've got classic examples of that in the news on front pages of our newspaper right now here in Virginia today. This is common sense legislation. It's going to save lives. I would urge the body to pass it.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall has bill 875 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 have any shoars descrier to change their vote.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 5. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1348, a bill relating to smoking in motor vehicles, presence of minor under age 8, civil penalty. Reporting for the committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
Senator Chafin .
[Unknown]
It is, -- thank you, Mr. President. I spoke about this bill yesterday to the body. It got taken by for the day, and I 'll just remind you that what the bill does, it prohibits individuals, adult individuals, from smoking in an automobile when there are children in the automobile who are under the age of 8. It creates civil penalty, not a criminal penalty, of $100 and it creates a situation where it's a secondary offense, meaning that the vehicle can't be stopped on account of the suspicion of a police officer that someone is smoking in their vehicle with a child under the age of 8. They boo have to -- would have to be stopped for some other reason, such as speeding or running a red light. And I tell you that this bill, if I May speak to the bill.
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Yes, sir.
[Unknown]
It is a bill that has come of time. You know, we have all kinds of laws that protect our youth while people are operating automobiles can be dangerous. Automobiles. They can be dangerous when they're in the hands of someone under the use of drugs or when someone is drinking and driving, and they're dangerous because they're a confined space when someone is smoking. We know there's all kinds of scientific evidence -- I 'll remind you that I told you yesterday that the medical journals show that the concentrations of secondhand smoke in a confined space of an automobile is 27 times more dense than in other settings and other situations. So the science is there. Our children deserve to be protected. They're young. Their lungs are developing. They're youthful, and we have an obligation to these children, to look at the facts and the science that is there. Parents should be doing this, but they're not in all cases. I urge you to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator peterson.
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Gentleman yield from a
Bill Howell
Gentleman from Russell yield question. For a question?
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I yield.
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He yields.
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman, if I 'm sitting in the front seat of my car smoking the cigarette and my child is in the backseat, and I open my door right in the path of a bicyclist. Can the fines be aggregated?
[Unknown]
I would think they can be if that offense is committed in the presence of an officer.
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I thank the gentleman.
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Thank you, Senator .
Bill Howell
The question is, shall House bill 1348 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 votes? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 27, nos 12.
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Ayes 27, nos 12. The bill passes.
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House bill 2, a bill to require the department of environmental quality to receive approval from the general assembly for state plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing stationary sources prior to admitting the state plan to the u.S. Environmental protection agency for approval. Reported from the committee on finance.
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Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. House bill 2 deals with the clean power plan. I move its passage, and I would say, Mr. President, that it is identical to a bill previously on the calendar today that had been vetoed by the governor. So if you ask the question why you should vote for this, I would refer the matter or I would yield to the Senator for Russell .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
Bill Howell
The question is, shall House bill 2 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 votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19.
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Ayes 21, nos 19. The bill passes.
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House bill 220, a bill relating to the Virginia freedom of information act, public access to resumes and other information related to gubernatorial appointments. Reporting from the committee on general laws and technology.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mack mack -- near rough thank you, Mr. President, I move the bill pass. House bill 220 provides that personnel, working papers, correspondent records exceptions shall not be construed to authorize the withholding of any -- excuse me -- withholding of any resumes or applications submitted for appointment by the governor. The bill further provides that the resumes for appointment by the governor shall be available to the public upon request. Its provisions apply to those appointed after July 1st, 2016.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
[Unknown]
Thank you. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I would just tell the body that this bill is more than about resumes. It's about an application that the governor accepts from appointees with sometimes sensitive information. When I was a political appointee, it asked questions like it does today, have you ever experienced credit difficulties, have you ever been convicted or pled guilty or forfeited collateral for a criminal violation other than a minor traffic offense? So if you had a minor offense 15, 20 years ago our someone you recommended did or if they had a credit difficulty, would this discourage them from applying?
[Unknown]
If it were just remace, that's -- resumes, that's one thing. But this is about sensitive information in many cases for more than 3600 virginians. It could cause them either from being available to serve the commonwealth or not or discourage them from being candid. Another unintended consequence of the bill could be to have this information no longer sought on this form. So thousands of these appointments are for unpaid citizen memberships on boards or commissions. Those are very different than being a judge. So if you want to limit the pool of those who would apply, I would say to vote for the bill. If you want to continue to get a good applicant pool with the governor having some discretion over ones who perhaps could present a difficulty, I would encourage you to vote against the bill. (captions will resume shortly)
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With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is shall the amendment be agreed to? Record their vote aye; those all in favor of the motion will opposed, no. All the nos have it. The amendment is rejected. The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the if any committee substitute be adopted.
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President: the question is, shall the substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from augustus.
[Unknown]
The committee substitute just clarified the intent of the bill and what the bill does is require releasing agencies, animal control officers and hugh man investigators to include a description of their animal intake policy in their annual
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Shall House bill 476 pass? Report. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the are are the senators rey to vote? Have all the senators voted?
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President: the clerk will
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Ayes 34, nos one. Close the roll. The bill passes.
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Clerk: House bill 685, a bill relating to direct primary care agreements reported from the committee on commerce and labor with a substitute.
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President: the senior Senator from Virginia beach.
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President: shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The senior Senator. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
I ask that billing by for the day.
Bill Howell
President: without objection, House bill 685 will go by for the day.
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House bill 823, a bill relating to governmental agencies contracting for items listed on commercial activities lists. Reported from the committee on general laws and technology.
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President: Senator Ruff .
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I move that the bill pass. Speaking to the bill.
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President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
The bill provides any state age that purchases goods or services from another governmental agency shall place the purchasing order for such goods and services on the department of general services signal electronic procurement system -- central electronic procurement.
[Unknown]
President: shall House bill 823 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 40, nos zero.
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President: the bill passes.
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Clerk: House bill 1016, a bill relating to sexual assault response team participants, exclusion from freedom of information act. Reported from the committee on general laws and technology with amendments.
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President: the Senator from neck less than burke, Senator Ruff .
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment.
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President: shall committee amendment be agreed to to all in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to to.
[Unknown]
I move that the amendments for the bill pass. Speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
It adds several participants from colleges to participate in sexual assault response teams, the amendment rewrites the record exemption to provide that what is exempt from mandatory disclosure procedures from foia is any information reflecting the substance of meetings in which individual sexual assault indications are discussed by any sexual assault team. It provides that the finding of the team May be disclosed or published if in stall or other aggregated form that does not include the identity of the specific individuals.
[Unknown]
President: the question is shall House bill 1016 pass all in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 40, nos s.
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President: the bill passes.
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Clerk: House bill 1053, a bill to direct the state corporation commission to evaluate the establishment of protocols for energy efficiency programs implemented by 75 owned electric utilities report. Reported from the committee on commerce and labor with amendments.
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President: the near Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
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I move that we adopt the can I amendment.
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President: all all in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
I move House bill 1053 pass and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, House bill 1053 establishes protocols for various energy efficiency programs that we've implemented throughout the years. We really have gotten no feedback on those programs as to the effectiveness of the programs vis-a-vis the cost of the program so this bill asking the commission to look at that, develop protocols, develop measuring, along with the department of mines, mineral and energy, and report back by the first of December of this year.
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President: the question is, shall House bill 1053 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those are the senators ready to vote? Opposed, no. Are the have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 40, nos zero.
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President: the bill passes.
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Clerk: House bill 1237, a bill relating to the Richmond metropolitan transportation authority powers, reported from the committee on finance.
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President: the Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
Just a second, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Move the bill pass and speaking to the bim. This bill amends the authority of the metropolitan transportation authority to allow them to own and operate civic buildings such as the coliseum and there's language to do that, in addition to their primary transportation responsibilities. I move the bill pass.
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President: shall House bill 1237 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 35, knows four.
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President: the bill passes, House bill 1291, a bill relating to the Virginia lottery, ticket carrier services prohibited, reported from the committee on general laws and technology.
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President: the Senator from Mecklenburg .
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I move that the bill pass. Speaking to the motion?
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President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
This deals with operations that are called ticket courier services. The bill provides that those services that operate for the purpose of purchasing Virginia lottery tickets on behalf of individuals located within or outside the commonwealth and transmitting such tickets or electronic images, therefore, as a for profit delivery service. There have been several companies that have been buying tickets for people outside the state, outside the country, and sending them a photocopy or other transmission dealing with the -- without actually buying the ticket as such.
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President: the Senator from Roanoke County, Senator Suetterlein .
[Unknown]
Those of you who review the journal -- or the calendar, you'll see I 'm the only no recorded on this. I'm not going to tell you why you should all join me in this but this was considered at the end of the general laws meeting the other day, and some of you who actually spoke against the companion bill had left proxies with folks who voted you's now in favor of the bill. I didn't speak to the bill in committee but some of you did, and if you want to keep the same position that you articulated at that time, you might just want to pay attention and vote no as thank you, Mr. President. Well.
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President: thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1291 pass? All in favor of the motion will opposed, no. Record their vote aye; those are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 31, knows none.
[Unknown]
President: the bill passes.
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President: if we could return to .28, House bill 158, the Senator from Franklin .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I now move that House bill 158 pass and speaking to the motion.
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President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I know that many of you, after voting one time want to mow this bill over. I know I 'm standing here and I look like a john deere in the headlights. I'm hoping that maybe my weak at humor might make you reconsider the vote, because the House bill is a grass cutting bill, yes, it is true, but it is a bill of a different order. This is not one of those grass cutting bills that allow certain locate always to mow your grass if you don't, although it's contained there in the code that allows that. This is actually a very narrowly drawn subdivision c to the existing statute that this ordinance can be applicable in Caroline County only, to land that is zoned for agricultural use on those portions of the land, with respect to residential use. So it would be a very small area of a larger area and Caroline County, I 'm to understand, has asked for this provision so they can keep the wonderful county of Caroline looking as beautiful as it looks today. And for those reasons, Mr. President, I renew my motion that the House bill 158 pass.
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President: thank you, Senator. The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to this bill?
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President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I typically -- if a jurisdiction wants something, I try to support it, but I 've got to tell you this is a bad precedent to set. What it says is they can force you to cut your grass in your hay field and that's not really what we want to do with grass cutting ordinances, and I believe that is what the bilks. If it's agriculturally zoned land and they use a portion of it for residential use, they can force you to cut everything out there. And I think that's just going too far and I 'm afraid if you start it for one, maybe it's going to spread. So I hope we defeat this bill.
[Unknown]
President: thank you, Senator
[Unknown]
President: shall House bill 158 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 18, nos 22.
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President: needing 27 votes, the bill does not pass.
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Clerk: uncontested calendar, House bills on second reading.
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President: the Senator from James city county, Mr. Norment.
[Unknown]
I would move that the House bills on all the second reading, which wouldically all how bills on pages 35 through 47, including House bill 47 through House bill 114, that the rules of the Senate be suspended and that the second constitutional reading of the titles be dispensed with.
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President: the question is, shall the rules is suspended and the second reading of the hocks on the uncontested and regular calendars,ing dispensed with? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Are the have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 40, nos zero.
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President: the reading of the titles is dispensed with.
[Unknown]
I would now move that the third constitutional reading of the title of all of the House bills that find themselves from the third reading on pages 35 through 47 be dispensed with.
[Unknown]
President: thank you, Senator. The question is, shall how about now on the uncontested calendar, third reading, pages 35 through 45, House bill 47 through House bill 1255, be placed upon their final passage in the block -- [no audio] >> President: Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
I apologize for the confusion. Mr. President, I would now move that all of the House bills which previously found themselves on the second reading but now find themselves on the third reading, on the uncontested calendar, which would include all how about on pages 3545, I believe, be placed on their passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments. Any Senator who desires to remove a bill from the block should please do after the clerk has read the number of that bill.
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President: the question is shall House bills now on the uncontested calendar third reading pages 35 through 45, House bill 47 through House bill 1255, be placed upon their final passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments thereto with the understanding that any Senator desiring a bill removed the block will do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to. Of the bills before us in the block. The clerk will read the number of the bill, please.
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Clerk: House bill 47, reported from the committee on finance with a substitute.
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President: the Senator from augustus, Senator Hanger .
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President: shall the committee substitute be agreed all in favor of the motion will to? Record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The senior Senator from allow down.
[Unknown]
Could that come out of the block, please?
Bill Howell
President: without objection, House bill 47 will come out of the block.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 177, reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute and from the committee on finance.
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President: the Senator from August tucks, Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the substitute from the committee on courts of justice be agreed to.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall the substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
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Clerk: House bill 180, reported from the committee for courts of justice with an amendment, and from the committee on finance with amendments.
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President: the Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
I guess I would first move that the amendment from the committee on courts of justice be agreed to.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall the courts of justice amendment be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendments from the finance committee be agreed to.
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President: the question is, shall the finance committee amendments be agreed to? All in favor of -- all in favorf vote aye; those opposed, no. The motion will record their the ayes have I want. Amendments are agreed to to.
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Clerk: House bill 287. House bill 364, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 367, reported from the committee on local government with amendments.
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President: Senator from Franklin, Senator Stanley .
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I move that the committee amendment be agreed to.
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President: shall the committee amendment be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee agent go agree to.
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Clerk: House bill 450, reported from the committee on finance, House bill 610, reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute, and from the committee on finance with a substitute.
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President: the Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, with a recommendation that it be rejected, I would ask that the courts substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
President: with a recommendation that it be rejected, the question is, shall the court substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The nos have it. The substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute from the if finance committee.
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President: shall the finance committee substitute be agreed to? I all in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
President: the finance substitute is agreed to.
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Clerk: House bill 750, reported from the committee on finance with an amendment.
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President: Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment be agreed to?
[Unknown]
President: shall the committee amendment be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 834, records from the committee on finance with a substitute.
Bill Howell
President: the gentleman from Augusta .
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Could that come out of the block, Mr. President?
Bill Howell
President: the question is, shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will opposed, no. Record their vote aye; those the substitute is agreed to. The ayes have it. Without objection, House bill eight author will come out of the block.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 842, reported from the committee on finance with an amendment.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
President: all in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Richmond city.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, can House bill 842 on Page 40 come out of the block, please?
Bill Howell
President: without objection, House bill 842 will come out of the block.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 886, reported from the committee on finance, House bill 961, reported from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
Mr. President?
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President: Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
I would respectfully ask on Page 41, House bill 961 be removed from the block and be passed by for the day.
Bill Howell
President: without objection, House bill 961 will come out of the block and bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 1087 reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute and from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
President: the Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the court substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
President: shall the substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
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Clerk: House bill 1102, reported from the committee on finance, with a substitute.
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President: the Senator from augustus, Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
President: all in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
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Clerk: House bill listen -- 1111,.
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President: Senator Carrico .
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I move the committee substitute.
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President: shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The committee substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 1189, reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute, from the committee on finance.
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President: the Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the court substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall the court substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 1207, reported from the committee on finance, House bill 1255, reported from the committee on local government with a substitute.
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President: the Senator from Franklin County .
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I now move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
President: shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to. The question is, shall the how about pass en, 434, 842 and 961?
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
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President: the Senator from
[Unknown]
It was House bill 177 removed Fairfax city. From the block?
[Unknown]
President: nos it wasn't.
[Unknown]
Could that be removed?
[Unknown]
President: what Page is that on?
[Unknown]
On Page 35.
Bill Howell
President: without objection, House bill 177 will come out of the block.
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Mr. President,.
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President: the Senator from Franklin .
[Unknown]
My apologies. Can House bill 180 come out of the block, sir?
Bill Howell
President: without objection, House bill 180.
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Page 36.
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President: will come out of the block.
[Unknown]
President: any other requests? The question is, shall the House bills pass en bloc except for 47, 177, 180, 834, 842, and 961? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 40, nos zero.
[Unknown]
President: the bill in the block pass. Returning to Page 35 of the calendar: House bill 47.
[Unknown]
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
President: we've already we just need to move the bill. Agree to to it.
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this is a bill that does not actually put in place the requirement that we have the mixed delivery on the delivery system for the education program, but what it does do is, it sets up a framework for a fund that there can be donations to that would go in for this purpose. The mixed delivery could include, if they want to participate, private, faith based education centers. It would speak to ensure that we can come up with a program where individuals that pass and get a certification can move from one of these types of institutions to the other. The concern that I would have and others would have that eventually or now it would become a requirement that you pick up this certification, especially in some of the religious institutions. I've spoken to the patron about that, and it is clear to me that that is not the intent, that an individual can move from one of these locations to another with with that, I would hope that the relative ease. Bill would pass.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall House bill 47 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 38, knows -- knows one.
[Unknown]
President: the bill passes.
[Unknown]
Moving to House bill 177. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass. Speaking to the bill, this bill is a change to the sex offender and crimes against minors registry. There are two additions that have been made to crimes required to be listed. One is the human of traffic go related offenses and aggravated mall issue us wounding. There has been some question as to what the registry is. The registry is not just a sex offender registry, but it is a -- it is the sex offender and crimes against minors registry. In the original version of this bill as it came to the Senate courts committee, it had malicious wounding in it, which could be anything from a split lip to a bruise, which we consider to be highly inappropriate to include in the registry requirements, however, aggravated malicious wounding is an offense that is sufficiently serious crime against a minor to justify its listing, and of course the human trafficking offenses against minors as well, was included in order to conform with some of the changes in the law that we've made over the past couple of years.
[Unknown]
President: thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bill 177 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
[Unknown]
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 38, nos two.
[Unknown]
President: the bill passes. Turning to Page 36, House bill 180.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
President: the Senator from Franklin .
[Unknown]
Can I have my desk moved, first? Second, can the House bill 180 go by for the day?
Bill Howell
President: without objection, House bill 180 will go by for the day. Moving to Page 40 of the calendar, House bill 834. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill and I would move that it pass, first of all, sir. House bill 834 is the go Virginia bill and what this bill represents from the House bill that has been conformed to the Senate bill is where we're setting up those regional boards to accept grant applications for collaborative efforts and economic development which would then be referred to a state-wide board. In the House bill, which I said has now been conformed with the Senate bill, that we have increased the membership on the state-wide board to 22, and that made some other changes which I think are very appropriate, including having an annual review by audit of public accounts has been a provision that is now allowing for the state and the local boards to to reeight outside consultants to advise them of the appropriate evaluation of any application. I would ask that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill, Mr. President?
[Unknown]
President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I intend to vote for the bill but I cast the vote in the hopes of keeping this process alive, it has been made apparent to me by his ex-less than sunny that he takes the view that we are taking an executive function out of his bailiwick, which will ultimately subject this bill to a veto. I think the concept is good. I hope the law is passed and can find some way to accommodate the governor's wishes in this regard. So while I cast that vote in favor of the bill, any number of us on this side of the aisle May change our votes to sustaining a veto should we be unable to accommodate the executive. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall House bill 834 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 35, nos five.
[Unknown]
President: the bill passes. House bill 842. The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator Newman .
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass, speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this code section deals with the board of education's ability to regulate what type of initial licensure the board will set out. In this bill it relates in line 84 to awareness of dyslexia. Mr. President, in that line, it basically indicates that every person that goes for initial licensure or for a renewable licensure will have an understanding of that subject matter. Mr. President, the bill goes on at the bottom of the bill to indicate that the state council of higher education in Virginia is to come up with a program that will be used throughout the state of Virginia for this purpose. It is interesting to note that the Senate did consider a version of this bill from the senior Senator from allow down, and we really would have liked to have found a way to do it, however, it cost about $10 million. This approach came to us and cost a couple of hundred thousand dollars going to the state board of higher education. I would hope that we would passion the bill, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall House bill 842 pass? The Senator from Richmond city.
[Unknown]
I rise to speak to the bill.
[Unknown]
Very briefly, I did not have the benefit of being in committee to hear the testimony on this bill. I think it is an alloweddable -- a alloweddable bill and seeks an important end. Speaking on behalf of someone who is married to a teacher and has colleagues who are educators, there is heartburn on behalf of educators when the general assembly dictates in significant detail what a teacher must learn in order to be licensed initially and what classes and programs they must take to get the renewal of their license. And they see legislation like this as a bit of an overreach from the general assembly of dictating to them what they can and cannot learn in terms of becoming a teacher. So while I think this is a very laudable goal and important thing, I plan to vote no on measure. From Loudoun, Senator Black .
[Unknown]
President: the senior Senator
[Unknown]
Senator Black : speaking in favor of the measure, certainly I sympathize with the comments of the gentleman from Richmond city, but dyslexia is such -- it's such a widespread aflex -- aflick shouldn't, and I think there's not sufficient awareness of. I had a bill in that was defeated earlier in the session. It was not nearly as good as this one because it was just too overreaching, there was too much imposed on the school system. This one is a little bit of a mild touch that says, you know, let's make sure that the teachers are informed when they're going through training about dyslexia. I think it really is important that we do inform the teachers, make sure that -- just make sure that they're aware that if they have a child that seems to be bright but just can't seem to do the work, that they May have a reading problem with dyslexia, and I think -- I think this is carefully balanced, it doesn't impose too much, and I think it is worth doing. So I 'd encourage you to vote in favor of the measure.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall House bill 842 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those are the senators ready to vote? Opposed, no. Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 39 nos one.
[Unknown]
President: the bill passes.
[Unknown]
Page 45, regular calendar, House bills on third reading. >> If it's appropriate, there are a few of the bills in this section that we would like to go by for the day, including House bill 8, and also House bill 389. And 1114, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
President: and you'd like to take the other bills up, I 'd take it?
[Unknown]
Yes, go by for the day.
Bill Howell
President: without objection, House bill 8, House bill 389, and House bill 1114 will go by for the day.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 858, a bill to amend and reenact section of the could I have and to amend the code of Virginia by adding in chapter 27 a title 2.2 and article numbered 11 consisting of sections numbered 2.2-2738 through 2.2-2741, relating to the Virginia international trade corporation. Reported from the committee on finance with a substitute.
[Unknown]
President: the Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Augusta .
[Unknown]
I consider this -- I move the passage of this bill and I 'd speak to it?
[Unknown]
President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I consider this bill to be a work in progress. The committee substitute deals with setting up the Virginia enter national -- international trade corporation, putting a section into a separate age. It's anticipated with the provisions of the bill that portions of this would be delayed until later, in fact, the substitute delays all of it for a couple years, but it was anticipated that an executive director would be hired in the interim. So I would expect that the House May not totally agree with the work that we have done on this bill, but I certainly want to keep it in play and would move begin that it pass and we might get it in for instance. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall House bill 858 pass? Record their vote aye; those all in favor of the motion will opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
[Unknown]
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 37, nos two.
[Unknown]
President: the bill passes.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 883, a bill religion to comprehensive plans, reported from the committee on local government.
[Unknown]
President: the Senator from Franklin .
[Unknown]
Can House bill 883 go by for the day, sir?
Bill Howell
President: without objection, House bill 883 will go by for the day.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House bill 1017, a bill relating to education improvement scholarships tax credits, reported from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
President: the Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass, and I 'd speak to that?
[Unknown]
President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Many of you are well aware of the education improvement scholarship tax credit that we created several years ago. This bill is an attempt, after a couple of years of experience, perhaps three years of experience now, to go back and refine it a bit. It method I identifies the tax credit by making the required -- reported donations, qualify them for the credit scholarships order from such donation, increases from 20 to 40% the number of days by which a foundation is required to return a preauthorization notice and several other technical changes, Mr. President. And I expect that there will be individuals who don't support this particular program that would want to vote against it but I would hope it would be the pleasure of the Senate to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall House bill 1017 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 21, nos 19.
[Unknown]
President: the bill passes.
[Unknown]
Clerk: uncontested calendar, Senate joint resolution on first reading, 182, confirming appointments by the governor of certain persons communicated February 23rd, 2016. Reported from the committee on privileges and aye elections.
[Unknown]
President: the Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
[Unknown]
I move we suspend the rule to waive the second rude go.
[Unknown]
President: shall the rules be suspended and the second constitutional reading be waived? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those are the senators ready to vote? Opposed, no. Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
[Unknown]
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 40, nos zero.
[Unknown]
President: the motion is agreed to. The Senator from Fauquier .
[Unknown]
I move we engrosses and advance the resolution to its third reading.
[Unknown]
President: shall the resolution be engrossed and advanced to its third reading? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The resolution is engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
[Unknown]
I move we suspend the rules and waive the third reading.
[Unknown]
President: shall the rules be suspended and the third constitutional riding -- reading be waived? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
President: the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 40, nos zero.
[Unknown]
President: the motion is agreed to. The Senator from Fauquier .
[Unknown]
The resolution before you is are appointments by the governor, and the reason I moved them all the way through because the last meeting is tomorrow so we're trying to move this off the floor. I would ask that the resolution be agreed to.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall the resolutions 182 be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? Close the roll.
[Unknown]
President: the clerk will
[Unknown]
Clerk: ayes 40, nos zero.
[Unknown]
President: the resolution is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: memorial resolutions.
[Unknown]
President: Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would now move that all the memorial resolutions on pages 48 and 49 of the calendar which would include House joint resolution 327 through Senate resolution no. 61, be agreed to in the usual manner, waiving the reading of the resolution with the understanding that any Senator who desires to remove a memorial resolution from the block will please do so after the clerk has read the title of that resolution.
[Unknown]
President: the question is, shall the memorial resolutions on pages 48 through 49, hjr-327 through Senate resolution -- waiving the reading of the resolutions with the understanding that any Senator desiring a resolution removed from the block will do so after the clerk has read the title of the resolution. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to. The resolutions are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the titles of the memorial resolutions.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House joint resolution 327, celebrating the life of antoinette paulson Williams. House joint resolution 328, celebrating the life of robert wesley tarrell junior. House joint resolution, 329, celebrating the life of michael dean tuck. House joint resolution 334, celebrating the life of Morgan anthony ayres. House joint resolution 335, celebrating the life of corporal harvey snook, the third, acpd. House joint resolution 338, celebrating the life of jack Lewis hiller. Senate joint resolution, 183, celebrating the life of the honorable Madison ellis myrie.
[Unknown]
Could that come out of the block?
[Unknown]
President: that will come out of the block.
[Unknown]
Clerk: Senate resolution 56, celebrating the life of senior trooper michael dooley. Senate resolution 61, celebrating the life of jay cochran junior.
[Unknown]
President: thank you, madam clerk. With the exception of 183, the resolutions will be agreed to in the usual manner. All those in favor of agreeing to the resolutions will please rise. The resolutions are agreed to. Senate joint resolution, 183, the Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, Senator Madison mrrie, was one of the most decent, kind, humorous folksy, fun loving senators, I think we've ever had. He cared deeply about people, cared deeply about the commonwealth, and he was in public office for the very best of reasons. Mr. President, born on a farm in Montgomery County, after 20 years in the army, he returned to that farm that had been in his family, I think for a couple hundred years. He served 20 years in the u.S. Army, being enlisted toward the independent of world war ii, he was a veteran of world war ii, korea, and vietnam, and when he returned to the farm, he proceeded to continue his -- what he knew best, which was he also ran a service station at farming. The top of the mountain, as wife had other senators run service stations, and he decided to run for the Senate, and in 1973, won election in a special election to Senator of Virginia. He became known for his folksy ways and also for his humorous approach to public policy making. Some of the issues that he was particularly interested in and he was known for was property rights. He was in favor of property rights and supported property rights before it was fashionable to do so. He also was a big proponent of conservation and the environment, and he and his family -- a large part of the family form was placed in a conservation easement. You could say he put his land where his mouth was. Back in the late '90s, the Senator talked to the governor, who wanted to have the car tax cut. Many of those remember those debates. He always had a great story. In one of the debates he was pushing the food tax in lieu of cutting the car tax. And it got to be pretty hot in the discussions with the governor and so he stood on the floor of the Senate and said, he wanted to hold out an olive branch to the governor. He had a tooth pick that he held out, and he said somebody May question while I 'm holding up a toothpick, but he said, I can assure you, there were two olives on this toothpick last night, and that's the way he was. He had all sorts of the uncle billy stories. Nobody disliked him. He was one of the most popular, jovial, fun loving senators, I think we've ever had. He was a mentor to many of us, including me. I enjoyed so much just sitting down and talking to him. He was a genuine person. He just really cared about people. The memorial service that was held in christianburg last weekend, it was a lot of fun afterwards to talk to his friends and exchange stories. There was one story after the other. I wish I 'd had a tape recorder so everybody could listen to those wonderful stories. Mr. President, I would hope that we would remember Senator marye and pass this wonderful resolution on behalf of one of the most wonderful gentleman I think any of us have ever known.
[Unknown]
President: thank you, the senior Senator from Fairfax. Senator.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, members of the Senate, I don't need a tape recorder to remember that guy's he was a pretty funny guy. Stories. And I got to the Senate as a result of the 19 79 election, and he had been re-elected by nine votes. He defeated john dalton's law partner. There was an item in the budget for the governor to have a new plane because the plane that the governor had been using was in pretty bad shape. And Madison got up and -- the governor was john dalton. Madison got up on the floor and took the -- he took it out of the budget. And I 'll never forget, he said, Mr. President, and that was at the time it was chuck robb, he says, you give this man a plane and he's gonna use it to campaign against you. He says, I know. Well, the majority leader, got up on the floor and kept it in the budget. Another time he -- it was when then Senator gutt, later congressman, he was the one that put in the first concealed weapon bill. And Madison was opposed to it, and he got up and told a story that, when he was getting ready to come back to the u.S. After world war ii, I think he was in austria, he said, we weren't allowed to bring any guns back, he says, but one of the guys I served with decided that he was going to bring that ruger back that he had bought and he put it in his pocket. Guess what, he said. The gun went off. He says, he now is a cowboy with the highest pitched voice in pocotella, idaho. Then there was another bill that he didn't particularly care for, and he said -- Senator Edwards said, he often uses the character uncle billy, and he says, he got up to talk about a bill that he was opposed to, and he said, I was in church the other day with uncle billy, and he said the minister near the end said, who wants to go to heaven? And he said everybody raised their hand except uncle billy. And the minister stared at him and said, I 'll ask one more time, who wants to go to heaven? Everybody raised their hand but uncle billy. Dewpoint to go to heaven? Uncle billy said, yeah, but I thought you were getting up a load to go right now. And he says, and that's the trouble with this bill. It's not ready to go. And he would always use stories, he would always use stories like this, and I 'll just tell one last one,. And you don't have to hold your breath, this is a clean one. We were, in 1985 session, Delegate Watson next year became secretary of transportation and public safety under governor bloss, put in a bill to change the highway funding formula, and the formula was -- heavily weighted before on lane miles and this was changing, weighting it the other way, to vehicle well, Madison, who was over miles. There where Senator Wexton is, he got up and, aside from cast at cast -- saying the worst decision ever was one man one vote, he said, I was down at peake general store and he had this barrel of fresh chickens, and he said -- a lady came in from Alexandria, we were always the fall guy, came in and wanted one of pete's fresh chickens. And pete reached in the barrel and he saw -- he could only see one in there and pulled it out and she looked at it, and he was holding it up by one leg, and she said, no, I don't want that one. He said, he put it back in, squished it around and pulled it out by another leg and she says, yeah, I 'll take that. And I 'll take the other one. Well, he says, Mr. President, herein lies the problem. Northern Virginia 's getting the chickens and we're getting plucked. And these were the kind of stories that he used to tell. And I gotta tell you something, we really miss him. He was quite a fella. I just thought you all would like to know, we don't seem to have people like that anymore, the Senator from Franklin is, I guess, heir apparent, but anyway, I just thought I would share that with you. He was really just a terrific individual, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
President: thank you for sharing those stories, Senator. S.J.R. 183, the resolution will be agreed to in the usual manner, all in favor will please rise. The resolution is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Clerk: commending
[Unknown]
President: the Senator from resolutions. James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
I would now move all of the commending resolutions on pages 49 through 53 of the calendar, including House joint resolution 295 through Senate resolution no. 60, be agreed to in the block by voice vote, waiving the reading of the resolutions. Any Senator who desires to remove a commending resolution from the block should please do so after the clerk has read the number of the resolution.
[Unknown]
President: shall the commending resolutions on pages 49 through 53, hjr-295 through fr60, be considered in the block by voice vote, waiving the reading of the resolutions with the understanding that any Senator desiring a resolution be we moved from the block will do so after the clerk has read the number of the resolution? All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed know. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to. The resolutions, the clerk will please read the numbers of the resolution.
[Unknown]
Clerk: House joint resolution 295, 303, 315, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 3:30, 331, 337, 3:30 nine, 340, 341, 342, 343, 342, 345, 346, 348, 349, 350, 352, Senate joint resolutions 176, 177, 178, 179 180, 181, 185, 186, Senate resolution 57, 58, 59, 60.
[Unknown]
President: thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the resolutions be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those the ayes have it. Opposed, no. The resolutions are agreed to. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Inquire of the clerk, Mr. President, does that complete today's calendar?
[Unknown]
Clerk: yes, sir.
[Unknown]
President: is there any other business to come before the Senate ? The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
I rise for an announcement.
[Unknown]
President: the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, at 11:55 tomorrow morning there it will be a meeting of the courts of justice committee in the old Senate chamber.
[Unknown]
President: thank you, Senator. Any other business? The clerk will please report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
Clerk: the House of delegates has accedeed House bills. House bill 681, conferees named to the courts of justice. On Page 7 of the calendar, House bill 752, conferees on the part of the Senate as named by the chair of the committee for courts of justice, Senator Obenshain, senators read, Deeds, and Garrett. Today, Thursday, March 3rd, agriculture conservation and natural resources will not meet today. The Virginia legislative Black caucus will meet at 5:00 p.M. Six this floor Senate leadership for instance room. Tomorrow, Friday, committee on rules mites at 8:30 a.M. In Senate room a. The courts of justice meet at 11:55 a.M. In the oiled Senate chamber. The republican caucus will meet one-half hour before session in Senate room two. The democratic caucus will meet one-half hour before session in Senate room one. We would like for you to please clean off your desk tonight so that the pages can have their mock session which will start at 5:00. The weather forecast for this weekend. A storm system will affect the region Thursday afternoon into midday Friday, precipitation will be in the form of rain, snow showers, with the bulk of the accumulating snow expected across western and northern districts. The Richmond forecast will be precipitation in the form of rain, snow showers, current forecast calls for snow totaling generally in the one to four-inch area. Salem district, snow potentially rain/snow mix Thursday afternoon, chance of brief freezing rain near dawn Friday. Two to three-inch accumulation with ayesing. Lynchburg, snow north, mostly rain and rain/snow mix south. Accumulation May be one to thre. Stanton snow, May start as rain in valley areas, then turn to snow by sunset. Accumulations, two to three inches. Whether it's cold or whether it's hot, we will have weather whether or not. This is the forecast by Senator Saslaw .
[Unknown]
President: the Senator from Lynchburg, Senator Newman .
[Unknown]
I move that the Senate do now adjourn until 10:00 a.M. Tomorrow.
[Unknown]
President: the question is shall the Senate stand adjourned till 10:00 a.M. Tomorrow. All in favor of the motion will record their vote aye; those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.M. Tomorrow. Until 10:00 a.M. Tomorrow.