03/08/2016 Senate Proceedings

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SB445—00:00:16
HB842—00:00:32
HB622—00:00:34
HB342—00:00:40
HB842—00:00:30
HB858—00:00:16
HB879—00:00:22
HB1228—00:00:24
HB1255—00:00:22
HB1344—00:00:54
SB37—00:00:40
SB39—00:00:14
SB125—00:00:48
SB237—00:00:32
SB285—00:01:22
SB294—00:01:12
SB323—00:01:24
SB337—00:01:06
SB352—00:00:57
SB358—00:00:56
SB363—00:00:28
SR42—00:00:18
SB363—00:01:08
SB415—00:01:10
SB418—00:02:16
SB517—00:00:42
SB576—00:00:50
SB611—00:01:32
SB645—00:00:46
SB692—00:02:42
SB695—00:00:52
SB701—00:00:40
SB734—00:01:51
SB746—00:00:12
SB734—00:00:14
SB645—00:00:16
SB746—00:00:40
SB748—00:00:48
SB329—00:00:38
SJ58—00:00:34
SJ85—00:00:26
SJ97—00:00:36
SB701—00:02:52
SB612—00:00:12
HB451—00:00:30
HB525—00:00:18
HB665—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:26
HB1362—00:04:07
HB846—00:00:40
HB848—00:00:10
HB846—00:00:16
HB845—00:00:40
HB846—00:00:28
HB848—00:00:12
HB846—00:00:44
HB845—00:00:40
HB848—00:00:10
HB845—00:00:40
HB846—00:00:12
HB1069—00:08:50
HB1343—00:02:30
HJ177—00:01:23
HJ332—00:00:20
HJ424—00:18:07
SJ188—00:01:18
SJ64—00:00:12
SR64—00:01:14
SR74—00:00:28
SR75—00:00:40
HJ424—00:00:14
SR42—00:01:46
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:12
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:14
Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)—00:18
Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)—00:16
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:12
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:14
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—02:52
Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)—00:00
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:04
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:04
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:10
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:00
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:06
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:04
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:02
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:02
Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)—00:04
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:02
Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)—00:04
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:04
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:00
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—01:20
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:06
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:06
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:00
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:00
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:02
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)—00:00
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—02:59
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:00
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:46
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:02
Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)—00:00
Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)—00:02
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:02
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:02
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—02:02
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:00
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:02
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—02:04
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—01:10
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—01:30
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:02
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:12
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:04
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:10
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:10
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:06
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:04
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:04
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—01:32
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—01:14
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—03:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—11:29
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Minutes

Called to order at 11:00 a.m. by Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam

Prayer offered by The Reverend Roscoe D. Cooper III, Rising Mount
Zion Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Deeds dispensed with reading of Journal (36-Y 1-N
1-A)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN20307): reading waived (37?Y 2?N)

The House of Delegates has passed the following Senate bills: SB
117, 126, 288, 364, 388, 417, 491, 607, 728

The House of Delegates has amended in accordance with the
recommendation of the Governor the following Senate bill: SB 122

The House of Delegates has agreed to the amendments proposed by the
Senate to the following House bills: HB 64, 367, 760, 1016, 1052, 1053, 1213,
1238, 1345

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitutes proposed by
the Senate to the following House bills: HB 47, 177, 393, 610, 703, 707, 786,
834, 1087, 1102, 1111, 1189, 1289

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitute with amendment
proposed by the Senate to the following House bill: HB 481

CALENDAR

BILLS IN CONFERENCE

HB 148 - Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

HB 386 - Passed by for day

HJ 84 - Conference report agreed to by Senate (voice vote)

SB 445 - Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - HOUSE

HB 25 - Senate insisted on amendment and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB 168 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (38-Y 0-N)

HB 373 - Senate insisted on amendments and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB 568 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB 622 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (39-Y 0-N)

HB 842 - Senate insisted on amendment and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB 858 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB 879 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB1228 - Senate insisted on amendment and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB1255 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB1344 - Conferees appointed: Senators Norment, Hanger and Saslaw

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - SENATE

SB 39 - House substitute rejected by Senate (4-Y 36-N)

SB 125 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 237 - House amendment rejected by Senate (2-Y 38-N)

SB 285 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 294 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (35-Y 5-N)

SB 323 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)

SB 337 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 352 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (33-Y 6-N)

SB 358 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)

On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 11:40 a.m. to
reconvene at 12:10 p.m.

 

Transcript

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

[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. The senators will please take their seat. Planned parenthood will kindly retire to the gallery. Senators will stand and be led in prayer by roscoe d. Cooper. Reverend cooper, welcome.
[Unknown]
May we pray? Almighty God, our creator and sustainer, he who rules reigns and has regency, and both thy presence in this place as the business of the commonwealth is conducted. Thank you almighty God for the blessings you have already bestowed upon us and work for expectation and deliberation, and the numerous blessing you will bestow upon us in the days to come. Work with and through our legislators. They May be used as instruments for the good of our entire commonwealth. We thank you, and we say amen.
[Unknown]
Amen.
Bill Howell
The clerk will call the roll. All present vote eye. The clerk will close the roll. March 7th, 2017.
Bill Howell
Senior Senator from mass county Virginia says the reading be waived. 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 1, rule 361.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos, 1, rule 361.
[Unknown]
Clerk record any communications the Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I move we waive the reading of any communications from the House of delegates.
Bill Howell
Shall the reading of the communications from the House of delegates be waived. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 37, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2. The reading of the communication is waived. The clerk will please report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
The time has come to recognize visitors to the gallery and take up public matters. Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Bryce Reeves
Mr. President in the gallery today, we have the grandparents of one of my interns, I would say my senior intern colin Lee worked with me for several years. Mallory and barbara robertson live in chesterville, Virginia. They are active in providence united, and Mr. President this is their first time in Mr. Jefferson's capitol, and I know they are getting a well informed visit with my young intern there, and we just ask that you give them the warm welcome from the Senate this morning. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Would Mr. And Mrs. Mallory robertson please rise. Welcome to the gallery this morning, and I know you are proud of your son. Thank you for helping out the good Senator from Spotsylvania. I would ask members of the Senate to welcome Mr. And Mrs. Mallory robertson the warm welcome from the Senate. [applause] the Senator from western fair tax, Senator Marsden .
Dave Marsden
Rice for an introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Dave Marsden
With us are Virginia parents, for children with epilepsy. Jennifer Collins, here today as an example of why I love this place so much. Senate, the House of delegates and general assembly is a place where they can come and make their place for this body meeting their needs, and these folks have done a wonderful job of doing that, and they are an example of all virginians to get involved and get down here and tell us what is important to us. I would ask that you give them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Would the parents of children with epilepsy please rise. Welcome. Thank you for all you have done, and for those of you all that have been following the issue and allowing children with epilepsy to have access, that wouldn't have happened without your hard work. We appreciate it, and it's always good to see you, and please give my regards, and you have a wonderful day here. Ask the members of the Senate offering Virginia parents with epilepsy the warm welcome from the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Chesterfield, Senator Chase .
Amanda Chase
I rise for the purposes of introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Amanda Chase
Today in the gallery we have penny and earl woodward from Chesterfield, Virginia, and I might add they are amazing volunteers for the Chase campaign. We took in a lot of retirees that helped us, probably 40 of them, helped put yard signs together, and fantastic researcher and continues to send me articles to keep me in the know as I 'm in the Senate. I would like to extend a warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Would penny and earl woodford rise. Welcome. Your guests as well, pleased to have you. These are team efforts when we one these campaigns and can't do it by ourselves, and she's such a breath of fresh air as the freshman Senator doing a wonderful job. Your work has paid off. Appreciate that. I would ask members of the Senate welcome opinion I and earl woodforward the warm welcome from the Senate. [applause] Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, we are honored to have in the gallery, the wife and mother of the senior Senator from beth or at least the Senator. We have in the audience shaban Deeds and emily hickman, and they are here to make sure the Senator votes the correct way. Please give them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Would shaban and annie hickman please rise.
John Edwards
Welcome, always great seeing you here. It's great having the mom with us here today. I actually called on him to waive the reading, because sometimes he doesn't vote the correct way, so I wanted to make sure as his mother that you witness him doing the correct thing today. So thanks for being here, and thanks for keeping an eye on your son and husband. I would ask members of the Senate to please join me in afterring annie hickman and shaban Deeds, a warm welcome from the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator Vogel .
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President, it's my great honor to draw your attention in the gallery for two guests I have from home today. For once they are not children. I have two good friends who are here, and although they are sometimes troublemakers, they are here visiting from middleburg Virginia. First is brian wilson. He's in the real estate business as well as the waste energy business. With brian is also here philip Dudley who works for Morgan Stanley, and they are here to have fun, visit the capitol, have lunch and see what we are all about. I hope you will extend to them a very warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Would Mr. Brian wilson and philip Dudley please rise. Middleburg is a wonderful area. Thanks for making the trip from there today. Beautiful weather outside, sorry you have to be indoors today, and maybe we should all hold the session outside. Thanks for business. Hope you have a wonderful day. Here to keep an eye on the Senate from fauquer. Please give a warm welcome from the Senate .
[Unknown]
The senior Senator McEachin .
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
We were led by the Reverend, the past tore from mount zion church. I ask that you give him the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator, would Reverend roscoe cooper please rise. Thanks for being here today, and thanks for your service to the commonwealth of the school board, and I think of all the jobs out there, and it's probably one of the most disk, difficult but also the most important. Thank you for the lives you have touched, and I would ask members of the Senate please join me in giving Reverend roscoe d. Cooper the third the warm welcome. [applause]
[Unknown]
Is there any other business for the morning hour? Then I ask the clerk please call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Senate calendar for Tuesday March 8th, 2016, turn to Page 2. We will be taking up conference committee reports, and you will find these on your electronic device of choice. If you don't have an electronic device, you don't have a conference committee report. I was just the messenger on that. House bill 148, conference committee report.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Senator from Hanover Senator
[Unknown]
I move the Senate accept the McDougle. Conference report speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, when the bill left the Senate, it had the date of April 30th. The House put in May 30th. We agreed on May 15th. So we split the difference.
Bill Howell
Okay thank you, Senator. The question is shall the conference report 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 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The conference report is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Conference committee report on House bill 386.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove .
John Cosgrove
Mr. President, can I go by temporarily.
[Unknown]
With that House bill 386 bill go by temporarily.
John Cosgrove
Page 4, conference committee report on House joint resolution 84.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I move the Senate adopt the conference committee report.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, there are a number of the conference committee reports the body will take up today. The issue has been the representation of the Senate on the study commission as it comes forward, and as the House and each of these, as they came cameforward, we made each of our versions, as they left this body to be equal in membership between the House and Senate. We have for the most part agreed on memberships that were one off. So Mr. President, now, we are seeing that the Senate will have more members of the versions than came from the House, about you we will still be down one on each of these. That's the case for hr84. With that, Mr. President, I move we accept the conference committee report.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate accept the conference report. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Ayes have it. Conference report is accepted.
[Unknown]
On Page 6, conference committee report on Senate bill 445.
[Unknown]
Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Move the Senate accept the conference committee report speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Ryan McDougle
This is companion to House bill 148 that we just accepted where we settled on the date of May 15th, splitting the difference between the House and Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the conference report 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]
Eyes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The conference report is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senator Cosgrove, were you ready to go back now?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, can I go by for the day?
Bill Howell
Without objection House bill 386 bill go by for the day.
[Unknown]
Unfinished business House bill 25, House rejected the Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, could that bill go by temporarily.
[Unknown]
With that exception House bill go by temporarily.
[Unknown]
House bill 168 rejected the substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator Carrico .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I insist that on the request for committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is the Senate insists on the 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 38, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0. House bill is agreed.
[Unknown]
House bill 373 House rejected amendment.
[Unknown]
Senator from hocking ham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
I move we request a city conference.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate insist on its amendment and request the committee of conference.
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President?
[Unknown]
The Senator .
[Unknown]
We have a board issue over here.
[Unknown]
It's resetting.
[Unknown]
It's resetting.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate insist on its amendments and request the 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? 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]
House bill 568 the House has rejected the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
I move the Senate insists on its amendments and request a city of conference.
Bill Howell
Shall the Senate request 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.
Emmett Hanger
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The investigation is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 622 House rejected the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I ask we insist on the substitute and request a city of conference.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate insist on the substitute and request a city of conference. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Do any senators desire to change have all the senators voted? Their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
House rejected Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
Senator from Lynchburg .
[Unknown]
I move we insist on our amendment and request a committee of conference. Mr. President, just briefly, I know a lot of people are interested in dyslexia, and we had the clause on it, and had to get through the budget cycle. It's no danger to that bill.
[Unknown]
The question shall the Senate insist on its amendment and request 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]
House bill 858 House rejected the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Mr. President, I move that the Senate insist on the substitute and request on a city of conference.
[Unknown]
Should the Senate assist on the substitute and request a city 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.
Emmett Hanger
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 879, the House rejected the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Should the Senate request a city 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.
Bryce Reeves
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is degreed.
[Unknown]
House bill 1228, House rejected the Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
Senator Ruff .
[Unknown]
I move the Senate insist on its amendment and request a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate insist on the amendment.
[Unknown]
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 the clerk will close the roll. Their vote?
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1255 the House rejected the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
Thank you, and good morning, Mr. President, I absolutely insist on the substitute and request a committee in conference. I can't believe they did this.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate insist on the substitute and request 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.
Bill Stanley
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The moalings is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1344, the House has exceeded to the request for a committee of conference, and the crchees on the part of the Senate on 1344 as named by the cochairs of financial senators Norment, Hanger and Saslaw. House committee or subcommittee, this ensures that the information they're giving is accurate to the best of their ability and knowledge, and that they have a reasonable belief that all of the information they are providing is accurate. On the other side, should they know that this information is false, confidential, malicious, or otherwise prohibited by law, then that shall not be deemed in good faith. So with that, I would like to say we should concur with the House amendment. Thank you very much.
Bill Howell
Thank you. 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 35, nos 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 15. The Senate concurs with the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 323, passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator Favola .
[Unknown]
I move that the House be agreed to or that we concur with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. What the House substitute does, it expands what my original bill did. Under the House substitute, any individual who knowingly violated any protective order and has a firearm or dangerous weapon on his or her person would be guilty of a class 6 felony. So this is a broader bill than what I originally put in, which only dealt with emergency protective orders and only dealt with violating those protective orders in the home of the victim. This bill is a much more comprehensive approach. I am really quite pleased with the House substitute, and I think this body will be pleased it with as well. So I do ask that we concur with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. 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? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 0. The Senate concurs with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 337, passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Newport News, Senator Miller .
John Miller
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that we concur with the House substitute and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
John Miller
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, this is the legislation that directs the Virginia war memorial to honor our fallen heroes in a timely fashion by putting their names on the wall within one year. The House substitute expands the number of people who could be honored to include folks like field team 6 operations, and it says -- it gives the war memorial until July 1st, 2018, to begin putting names on the wall because that is when it is completed and ready for use. I renew my motion to accept the committee substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the House substitute. 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? 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 bill 352, passed the House with amendment.
[Unknown]
Is the senior Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds .
Creigh Deeds
Thank you, Mr. President. I move we concur with the House amendment and I 'd like to speak to that.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Creigh Deeds
You will recall this is the important legislation that delegates the card -- designates the cardinal as the state bird, and Nelson use it as the state rock. When it got over to the House, we discovered there's an emergency services museum in Roanoke that's been closed for ten years and we struck that from the bill. Ski you to adopt the amendment.
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 33, nos 6.
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 6. The Senate concurs with the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 358, passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I move that the Senate concur with the House substitute and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, as the bill left the Senate, we had some words that described specific types of code sections and as it worked through the process, we came up with a list of what those specific code sections would be to leave no ambiguity in the bill. So those are the code sections where this heresay exception for apply anes the same as the bill that passed the Senate. I renew the motion.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Concur with the House the question is shall the Senate 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? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0. The Senate concurs with the House substitute. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment ..
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I 'd respectfully now ask that the Senate stand in recess until 12:10 and I would further ask that the Senate republicans please retir to the normal prayer -- retire to the normal prayer meeting room and I would yield to the senior Senator from Henrico .
[Unknown]
Thank you. The senior Senator from Henrico, Senator McEachin .
Don McEachin
I would ask that the Senate caucus go back downstairs to Senate room one, please.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senate will stand in recess until 12:0010. 10.
Don McEachin
The Senate will come to order sergeant at arms. Please receive although welcome [inaudible].
[Unknown]
Thank you. The desk will receive it. Delegate.
[Unknown]
Resolution number 213 nominating a person to be elected as justice of supreme court of Virginia. Resolved by the House of delegates that the following person is hear by nominated to be elected as the justice of the supreme court of Virginia as follows: the honor rossi d Austin as justice of supreme court of Virginia for a term of 12 years commencing March 3rd, 2016.
Bill Howell
Thank you, madam clerk. Pursuant to the joint order, it is now in order the roll be called. All in favor of the nominee is named by Senate resolution number 42 to be a justice of the supreme court of Virginia record their votes aye, those opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 20, nos 0. Rule 31-1. -- 36.1.
[Unknown]
Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
Now, I would move the continuing order be suspended until the conclusion of the aloe owe calendar tomorrow.
Bill Howell
The motion is to suspend joint order until the completion tomorrow. All in favor will record aye. Those opposed, no. Have all the senators voted? Any senators desire to change the votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
The motion is agreed to. .
[Unknown]
Returning to Page 30. Senate resolution number 43. The Senator from -- we should have a motion for that.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, good-bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Sr 43 will go bye for the day. Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, does that complete today's calendar.
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, ma'am.
[Unknown]
Is there any other business to come before the Senate ?
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Senator Stuart .
[Unknown]
I have something to send to the desk.
[Unknown]
The desk will receive it. Thank you. Senator Obenshain .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, at the conclusion of session today, the Senate courts of justice committee will have a meeting in the old Senate chamber for the purpose of considering and certifying the judges for circuit courts, juvenile and domestic relation's courts and general district courts and for consideration of the resolution that was just offered by the Senator from Stafford. It's immediately after session.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The clerk will please report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
Today, Tuesday March the 8th, the committee for courts of justice will meet immediately upon adjournment for certifications, judicial nomination forms are available at the clerk's desk. Please see either terra or sarah. The Virginia legislative Black caucus will meet 5 p.M., 6th floor speaker's conference room. Tomorrow Wednesday March 9th, the round table will meet at 8:30 a.M., 5th floor east conference room. The republican caucus will meet one half hour before caucus. One half hour before session in Senate room 1. And for those members able to get to the meeting on the general assembly building this morning, we really appreciate your input. And if anyone has any thoughts or ideas they would like to share and you weren't at the meeting or you have additional thoughts because you were at the meeting, if you would just email them to me, that would be great. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The Senator from lynchberg, Senator new man.
Steve Newman
I move the Senate adjourn until 10 a.M. Tomorrow.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Shall the Senate stand adjourned until 10 a.M. Tomorrow. All in motion say aye. The Senate stands adjourned until 10 a.M. Tomorrow. [ adjourned ] [ gavel banging ] >> The Senate will come to order. Weal return to the calendar -- we'll return to the calendar, Page 16.
Steve Newman
Senate bill 363, passed the House an amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Sthauk, Mr. President. I would -- thank you, Mr. President. I would make a motion to concur with the House amendments with a brief explanation.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bryce Reeves
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the service dog bill that was originally came out of this body as printed 36 yes, 4 nos. It went to the House, they decided to do some scribing on what they've done is made the it. Bill even better. We inadvertently left off hearing dog when we were looking at the federal code, but p thaut in there. We still have more work to do with regard to this code section the next year, but I think the bill is in good order and ask the bill pass.
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 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 415, passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that we concur with the House substitute and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. This is the marriage bill that you all have heard debated for some time on the Senate floor, and what we did with the House substitute is to clarify something very important and that is to distinguish between those marriages which are void and those which are voidable, and it makes underage marriages not validly executed at the time not void from the start, and which is the case under current law, and instead, it makes them voidable, which is the case in most states and that's critical because you want them to be able to enjoy the benefits of marriage and to be able to accept insurance benefits and property rights and the like, and so with that, I would ask that you please accept the House substitute. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. 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? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 12. The Senate concurs with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 418, passed the House with amendment.
[Unknown]
Is Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. This is a popular bill with everybody except for one person, I believe. This bill, I would actually ask that we concur with the House amendment and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Mr. President, we amended this on the House side so that there would be complete agreement among the stakeholders and what we did is we removed all other track surfaces except for the installation of artificial turf, and so with that, I would ask that we pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is --
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
I rise for a question.
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I'm not sure, Mr. President. Yes, I yield.
[Unknown]
She yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
Perhaps the Senator would tell us who are those stakeholders?
[Unknown]
Oh, Mr. President, for purposes of the amendment, it was all of the folks who work in construction and the folks who have been working for over three years on the procurement discussion. This was an issue related to cooperative procurements and the contractors came in and they were concerned that this turf issue might leak over into indoor surfaces like gymnasium floors and other things. They were totally spine with cooperative procurement with respect to turf because a number of contractors around the commonwealth of Virginia participate in that cooperative procurement, including contractors among all of our districts, so they can okay it with as long as it did not affect indoor surfaces and some of the other surfaces in the language of the bill, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, further question.
[Unknown]
The Senator yield for an additional question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
She yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
Who exactly represents those contractors?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fauquier .
[Unknown]
I'll withdraw that sque and ask this to go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, can I answer that question? The contractors that were actually at the table and who were concerned about that amendment were actually represented by bill acsell. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Can it go bye?
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 418 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 517, passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike .
Jeremy McPike
Mr. President, I no of that the Senate concur with the huse substitute and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jeremy McPike
Senate bill 517 deals with -- passed this body for information techology contracts to veterans. The substitute language actually cleans up, we met with the department of general services and helped clarify some of the language so that it clears up any confusion with the bill and renew my motion.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. 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? 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 Senate concurs with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 576, passed the House with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg, Senator Ruff .
Frank Ruff
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the Senate concur with the House amendments and speaking to those amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Frank Ruff
This adds richard Bland to that group of institutions that can offer workforce training and it clarifies that those listed are authorized to offer non-credit workforce training programs consistent with the provisions of the new economic workforce credentials grant program as set forth in the act.
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 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 611, passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. I now move that we concur with the House substitute and speaking to that the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
This was notice of tort claim when localities had actually notice. We had a plan do toer filing of a -- plan da story filing of a -- mandatory filing of a written statement, it would have involved the insurance companies and six months in terms of when it had to be actually recorded would run out and they would lose their claim. As you voted there bill out of the Senate, basically if they have actual notice, that that satisfies the written requirement previously required in the code. Over on the House side, what they did was there were two things that happened. One was we talked about in the bill itself who notice would be given to and it was at the time insured and other members. We added to that the attorney or mayor of the locality or the chief executive of the locality to include those people as who could get notice and they were other minor technical amendments requested by the Virginia treasurer and those were incorporated as well. I nouf move that we concur with the House substitute.
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Senator. 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? 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 substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 645, passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike I move that the Senate concur with the House substitute and speaking to that motion.
Jeremy McPike
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 645, with substitute of the House, actually takes care of some of the concerns from the Virginia press association. What it does in the revised form is provide foia request notices to the secretary of public safety, so this in concurrence with our homeland security folks, gives them the tools to be informed when we have some of our critical infrastructure and information being exchanged and helps them to do the job better and ask that the bill pass. Thank you.
Jeremy McPike
Thank you, Senator. 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? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0. The Senate concurs with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 691, passed the white House a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I'm going to ask that we conquur with the House substitute with an emfat stick recommendation that we decline that invitation. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the ethics bill. The House of delegates had a form of the ethics bill and the Senate had a form of the ethics bill and there's some fairly significant differences that I am optimistic we can reconcile in conference. Some of the major differences that under the Senate bill we had the de minimus reporting amount which was $20 or less and you did not have to aggregate the $20 and then report it when it reached a certain level. There were issues dealing with gifts and travel to legislative organizations. One of the more controversial, at least in the eyes of the fourth estate, was increasing the reporting threshold from 50 to $100. I guess they figure we're not going to misbehave for $50, but we will for with $100. There were some provisions for the Senate -- excuse me, the legislators only filing once a year with a supplemental filing after the session, only reporting any gifts as opposed to filing twice a year. The provision in our bill was for the lobby and institutional committee to only file once. In the House bill, there was a provision relating to both formal and informal ethics opinions that come from the commission, that they would be exempt from foia, so I can imagine that that's probably embraced very comfortably by some of our observers. There are a number of significant differences, but I am optimistic we can reconcile it and improve some of those unintentional speed bumps that were incorporated in the bill last year as we were put under the gun on the last day to come out with something. So I respectfully ask that we not concur with the House substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, 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? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 4, nos 36.
[Unknown]
Ayes 4, nos 36. The House substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 695, passed the House with amendment.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Bath County, Senator deed.
Creigh Deeds
Mr. President, I ask that we concur with the amendment. Yoult recall that this is a bill that will allow the youth -- the reuse of an old school in rock bridge county as an event venue and allow the sale of alcohol. The House simply struck superfluous language that says it's not subject to a minimum monthly food sales requirement, but still had to be sole at each event. I'd ask you to agree to the amendment.
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.
Creigh Deeds
Ayes 39, nos one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos one. The Senate concurs with the
[Unknown]
Senate bill 701, passed the House amendment. House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator morrison.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that we concur with the House substitute and Senate bill 701 authorizes the processing of cbd and thca oils for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. I'd like to thank the board of pharmacy and Delegate klein for the hard work they put in on
[Unknown]
Mr. President. This bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, could this go bye temporarily.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 701 will go bye temporarily.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 734, passed the white House a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move that we accept the House substitute and explaining that for a second. This is -- as you May recall, this is the charter school application revamp. It is not going to make it any easier to get charter schools in Virginia except to the extent that school boards are going to get uniform information, more detailed information, more accountability, and more information back from charter schools once that they're started. This simply updates the best practices. What the House did was did a number of things that we should have done that escaped us. One was they restored language requiring the disclosure of financial interests in charter schools so that a school board can know who has a financial interest, if they're privately second, it made a couple of owned. Technical amendments and then extended the period that local school boards were given to sign charter agreements from 90 days to 90 days plus a 30-day extension. That's what the House did and I would ask the body to concur and accept the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley. Thank you, Senator. 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? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Bill Stanley
Ayes 22, nos 18.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 18. The Senate concurs with the House substitute.
Bill Stanley
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
I'm sorry.
[Unknown]
The Senator from western Fairfax .
Adam Ebbin
Mr. President, having voted on the prevailing side, ski that we reconsider -- I ask that we reconsider the vote.
[Unknown]
Is that on Senate bill 734?
[Unknown]
Yes.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the vote by which the Senate concurred with the House substitute 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 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, once again, I move that we concur with the House substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the 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? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. The Senate concurs with the House substitute. The --
[Unknown]
Excuse me, madam clerk. The is frrn eastern Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Having voted on the prevailing side I did which we adopted the louse amendments to Senate bill 645 on Page 18g of the calendar, I move that we reconsider that vote so two members can record they're vote.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate reconsider the vote by which the substitute on Senate bill 645 was agreed 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. The Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike .
Jeremy McPike
Mr. President, I police officer that the Senate concur with the House substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The sque is shall the Senate concur with the record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Change change change the clerk will close the roll.
Jeremy McPike
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The Senate concurs with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 746, passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
Yes, Mr. President. Senate bill 746 deals with the liability, civil liability for government inspectors who exceed their authority. The House has really put the onus on the agency to have the onus for the responsibility should the inspector exceed his authority and it also keeps intant the Senate position that the attorneys keep their fees. I ask that we concur with the House amendment.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. 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? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Frank Wagner
Ayes 37, nos 3.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 3. The Senate concurs with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 748, passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
With the recommendation that the bill be rejected, I move that the House substitute be agreed to and talking to.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Frank Wagner
This particular bill deals with infrastructure groment, the secures of right of ways to bring infrastructure into potential economic development sites, preferably mega sites. We're tweaking language. I don't think there's a big problem, but with that explanation, I would renew the motion that reject the House substitute.
Bill Howell
With the recommendation that it be rejected, 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? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes one, nos 39.
[Unknown]
Ayes one, nos 39. The substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 329, the House has insisted on its substitute and requested a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. I would ask that we accede to the House 's request for a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate accede to the request for a committee of 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.
Bill Carrico
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0, the motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Conferees on the part of the Senate as named by the chairman of local government Senator Stanley are senators Carrico, Stanley and Favola. Senate joint resolution 58, the House has insisted on its substitute and requested a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke .
Mamie Locke
Ski that we accede to the request for a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate accede to the request for committee of conference. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The Senate accedes to a committee of conference.
Mamie Locke
Conferees, senators McDougle, Stanley, and Locke. Senate joint resolution 85, the House has insisted on its substitute and requested a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Bath County, Senator deed.
Creigh Deeds
Mr. President, I move that we accede to the request for a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate accede to a request for a committee of conference. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to.
Creigh Deeds
Conster res on the part of the Senate on janet joint resolution 85 as flamed by the chairman of education and health, Senator Newman, are senators McDougle, Newman and Senate joint resolution 97, the Wexton. House has insisted on its substitute and requested a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I police officer that we accede to the House -- move that we accede to the House request for a complefrt conference.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate accede to a request for the committee of conference. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The motion is agreed to. The ayes have it.
Steve Newman
Conferees on the part of the Senate on Senate joint resolution 97 as named by the chairman of rules, Senator McDougle, are senators Newman, McDougle, and Lucas .
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. Senators, are we ready to return to Page 19? The Senator from western Fairfax County on Senate bill 701.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Senate bill 701, I would move that we concur with the House amendments. This bill deals with the authorization for the processing of cbd and thca otherwise for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. I'd like to reiterate thrai thank very much the board of starm nasa and Delegate klein who worked very, very hard on these amendments which all of these amendments are in the substitute narrow and tightening the measure. I think the body withdraw comfort from that. It removes the term caregiver and replaces it with parent or legal guardian of a minor or incapacitated adult as defined in 18.12-369. It changes who can write the certification from a practitioner of medicine to a newer roll gist or someone who specializing in the treatment of epilepsy and the board of pharmacy will create a process for reporting. It reduces the number of permits from 12 to five and requires that each of those facilities are located in one of the health service areas as established by the board of health. It adds a requirement that the medication be picked up in person by the patient or patient's legal guardian of a minor or incapacitated adult. It strengthens the language that the entire process has to be done on the premises of the pharmaceutical processor. This includes the cultivation, production, and provision of the medication. It kept in the requirement that the process be overseen by a pharmacist to ensure quality. The substitute also keeps the requirement that the board of pharmacy create many standards with which a processor would have to comply, including creating the application process, safety standards and security standards and it kept in the reenactment clause that will allow stous review the regulations that the board of pharmacy comes up with. The last few things involve -- that the chairs of courts committee in the House and Senate will get the confidential registration information. The reporting requirement changes from annually to quartzly. No person can be an employee or agent of a pharmaceutical processor if he or she as felon or has been convicted of a drug crime and lastly, there is annual reporting by the board of pharmacy to the courts committee and it clarifies the defense as an affirmative defense for someone who is involved in the pharmaceutical processing business and anyone questions the legality of it. I would renew my motion to concur with the House amendments.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the 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 Senate concurs with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Page 23, Senate bill vetoed by governor. Senate bill 612.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Buckingham, Senator Garrett .
Tom Garrett
Mr. President, can this bill go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 612 will go bye for the day.
Tom Garrett
Uncontested calendar, House bills on third reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that all the House bills on the third reading on the uncontested calendar, which includes all House bills on pages 23 through 26, including House bill 238 through House bill 1059, be placed on their final passage in the block. After the adoption of any amendments. If any Senator desires to remove a bill from the block, please do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the House bills on the uncontested calendar third reading, pages 23 through 26, House bill 238 through House bill 1059, be placed upon their final passage in the block, with the understanding that any Senator desiring a bill removed from the block would do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to. The bills are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the bill.
Tommy Norment
House bill 238, reported from committee on rules. House bill 451, reported from committee on rules with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I police officer that the Senate agree with the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate agree with the committee amendments. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to.
Ryan McDougle
House bill 525, reported from committee on rules with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The strrn Hanover, Senator McDougle .
[Unknown]
I police officer the Senate agree with the House 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 665, reported from committee on rules with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the Senate agree with the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 814, reported from House bill 1059, reported from committee on rules. Committee on rules.
Bill Howell
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the bills in the block pass. All in favor in passage of the bills 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 bills in the block pass.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, House bills on third reading. House bill 685, a bill relating to direct primary care agreements. Committee substitute adopted by Senate March 3rd.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
Mr. President, could that go bye for one more someday.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 685 will go bye for the day.
Frank Wagner
House bill 1362, a bill relating to lobbyist reporting, the state and local government conflict of interests act, and general assembly conflicts of interests act, annual filing of required disclosures, separate report of gifts. Reported from the committee on rules with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator mrk doulg.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the Senate agree to the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor --
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria .
Bill Howell
Would the gentleman from lots of yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the Senator from Hanover yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman a few questions about the gift referred to within and the Senate substitute to the House bill, which I understood was more technical in nature. I read the bill to say that -- previous to the words that any food provided to an individual at an event, they're doing official duties didn't have to be reported, but now it says any food or beverage associated with an event that is accepted or received by an individual while in attendance at the event doesn't have to be reported and I wanted to ask the Senator what that means when you're just at an event rather than at an event where there are duties being
[Unknown]
The Senator from lots of. Conducted.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I 'd answer the gentleman that the committee substitute puts the bill in the same posture as the bill that was carried by the Senator from James city when it left the Senate with one exception, and that exception was that our disclosure forms would be filed with the clerks of the respective houses and Senate and that is part of procedure because they also have to go to the privileges and elections committee, and that was one that we did not pick up on when it made the first pass. So everything else is the same as it was in the bill as it originally left and I have a very strong thought based on the action that was taken on the Senate version a few moments ago, that this is headed to conference and will likely not look the same when it returns, if it returns.
[Unknown]
The Senator --
[Unknown]
Speaking briefly to the adoption of the substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I just wanted to draw the body's attention to what we're doing if we accept the substitute and I know there has been discussed before so I 'll be very brief. This bill caps at $100 or raises to $100 what has to be reported. It still caps at 100 what you can accept, so aside from a widely attended event, the way I read the bill, is that it effectively eliminates reporting of gifts which is not the direction we started going in two years ago. So I would move that we -- or suggest that we vote to reject the substitute rather than accept it.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, with all due respect to the gentleman, I would ask that the committee substitute be agreed to. The bill with the exception that the Senator from Hanover just noted is exactly the same as was reported out of the Senate. We enjoyed a debate, of course, in committee and on the floor with that regard. If you didn't like the ethics bill as it came off the Senate before, you're not going to like it any better now. I would say for those of you who May have dissented on the Senate approach previously, I think it is very important that we put both of these bills in conference so, in fact, that we can reconcile them and that's certainly one of the issues to discuss, but I would ask that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Hanover .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, having been explained during the amendment process, I move that the bill
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Pass. The question is shall House bill 1362 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 30, nos 10.
[Unknown]
Ayes 30, nos 10. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, House bills on second reading. House bill --
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, House bills on second reading.
[Unknown]
Do you want to take those up individually or in the block?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, it was my understanding -- I can move them in the block. I thought we were going to take them up individually.
[Unknown]
That's fine.
[Unknown]
We can take them up individually.
[Unknown]
House bill 846a bill relating to the Virginia collaborative economic development act. Reported from the committee on finance with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Mr. President, I police officer that we adopt the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator, we have to suspend the rules and --
Emmett Hanger
Okay, excuse me, Mr. President. I move that the third constitutional reading be dispensed with and the bill be placed on final passage. Second reading be dispensed with and the bill be placed on third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the third constitutional reading be dispensed with on House bill 846. 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 motion is agreed to. The Senator from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, I move that the bill pass and speaking
[Unknown]
Flar floor. To the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Just briefly, there is a companion bill to the go Virginia initiative andz now identical to a bill previously passed by the Senate. I move that it pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall laeb 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 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 2. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1069a bill relating to limitations on tolling, toll collection fees, and penalties, period of nonrepayment, notice of nonpayment. Reported from the committee on transportation with a substitute and from the committee on finance with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. The second constitutional reading be dispensed with and third be -- be placed on the third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
Bill Carrico
Ever how that goes.
Bill Howell
It's all good. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the third constitutional reading be dispensed with. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Grayson .
[Unknown]
Now n president, can the substitute be agreed to?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city? We're good, okay? The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Now, Mr. President, House bill 1069 as substituted --
[Unknown]
We have an amendment there that needs to be agreed to. Does the Senator from James city county make that motion?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, now that the substitute has been adopted, skilled that the committee amendment -- I would ask that the committee amendment which was drawn to the substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed all those in favor of the motion to. Will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Grayson .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Now that the bill is in the proper form, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this is the tolling bill that most everyone has heard of and this bill, in the form of the substitute now, removes all the tolling policies that we dealt with in a flurry of bills over the year that we have put into a study commission and is now in the form of a substitute. It is dealing with the consumer protection parts of it. This bill requires vdot to text and email easy pass account holders when they have unpaid tolls and have to notify them twice at a four and a half days to eight days. It lengthens the timeframe from 30 to 60 days and the time period before the administrative fee increases from 25 to $100 for those violations to take place. On the hot lane, it makes sure that the mass transit vehicles and commuter bus toll violations on hot lanes decreases the civil penalties of those unpaid bills. The violations on the toll roads are capped at $2200 in civil penalties and finally, the bill provides for a 10-day grace period of unpaid tolls. The other part of the substitute incorporates House bill 1070 into it, which allows the commonwealth to enter into a reciprocity agreement with other states to enforce the unpaid tolls to Virginia which amounted to about $20 million, and will treat out of state residents the same way as we treat virginians. It is ensures that the tolls are traffic infractions and clears up any confusion about this that have already been found to be traffic infractions by the court. This bill is a -- it includes everything that was in 1069 and 1070 except for the policy issues on the toll lanes and I would ask that we pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen .
Chap Petersen
The gentleman resume the floor for a question?
[Unknown]
Senator Grayson yaeld for a question?
Chap Petersen
I yield.
[Unknown]
He yeeds, Senator .
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman, I 'm just looking at section -- subsection e here which talks about the first conviction shall not exceed $2200 record last of the total -- regardless of the total number of offenses. My question of the gentleman, where did the number 2200 come from?
[Unknown]
There was much conversation about the $2200. We talked with trans-urban, which currently there's no cap on what they can charge, and they basically had capped those fees at $2200 to cover administrative costs and attorney fees when they have to go to court for those violations.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1069 pass.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Would the gentleman from Grayson yaeld for a question?
[Unknown]
Wot Senator from gray I don't know sealed for a question -- Grayson yield for a question?
Scott Surovell
Be happy to, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
I hearse the gentleman say this clears up confusion about whether these are traffic infractionz or not. Is it correct that this bill changes the statute of limitations that have found by at least the courts of the state that looked at this so far, from a one-year statute of limitations, to a two-year, which no other traffic offense in the state of Virginia has?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson .
[Unknown]
I would answer the yes I couldn't answer if there's -- aren't the gentlemen that there's nothing in the -- I don't know if there's nothing in the code that does a two-year, but it does do a two-jeer.
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for another question?
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yaeld for an additional question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
I would proffer to the gentleman that there is no traffic offense in the state that has a statute of limitations greater than one year, but in addition to that, is it also still the case under this bill that you can get stepped up in your fines, that is, you can go from a $100 fine all the way to a $500 fine for a fourth offense without ever having been convicted of a first offense before you get stepped up? In other words, you can get charged with four offenses with an escalating fine each time even though you've never been convicted of one first.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson .
[Unknown]
Yeah, I think the way that it goes, and I want to get this right, 25, 100, 250, and then 5. I think the way it steps up.
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for Fairfax. One last question?
[Unknown]
The Senator yaeld for an additional question.
[Unknown]
If he promises it's one last question.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
One last question. Just so I 'm clear about this, so I 'm clear what we're voting on, if you don't pay, say, a dollar toll four times in two days, it's gone back and forth, gone back and forth, that you will be sued for 50, 150, 400, $900 for four dollars in tolls plus fees and costs and everything else for not paying, say, four dollars in tolls? Is that under that bill we're about to vote for?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson .
[Unknown]
I would answer the gentleman that is correct, that if you violate the law and don't pay the fines, there is a consequence.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1069 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 37, nos 3.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 3. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1343, a bill relating to the creation of the Virginia growth and opportunity board, awarding of grants for certain research and development, technology and economic development projects. Reported from the committee on finance with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the constitutional reading be dispensed with.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the third constitutional reading be dispensed 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.
Emmett Hanger
Ayes 38, nos one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos one. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the bill pass and would like to speak to that.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you n president. This bill, with the substitute that we adopted, sets up the Virginia research alliance fund. The original concept for this bill was that there would be a research fund that would be partially administered through the new go Virginia board. The consense that was adopted in the -- concept that was adopted in the substitute adopts the language that the Senate has previously included in our budget as we passed, so this would be putting a statute in this bill, the language that we adopted in our budget which creates a mechanism for a more specialized way to handle -- or more sped it didded gro ses for -- expedited process for handling applications in this particular fund. The gatekeeper for that fund would be chev and there's an advisory council, committee set up to vet these particular applications. The fund is created, the olympians then are administered -- monies then are administered through the vrs and it is felt by the Senate that this creates a better mechanism for handling these research dollars. So I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1343 all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 6.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 6. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, House joint resolution on third reading. House joint resolution 177.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that all House joint resolutions on third reading on the uncontested calendar on pages 28 through 29, House joint resolution 177 through hjr 347 be taken up in a block, any Senator desiring to remove the resolution from the block please do so after the clerk has read the title of the resolution.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House joint resolutions on the uncontested calendar third reading, pages 28 through 29, hjr 177 through hjr 347, be placed upon their final passage in a block after the adoption of any amendments there to with the understanding that any Senator desiring a resolution removed from the block would do so after the clerk has read the number of the resolution. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to. The resolutions are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 177, reported from the committee on rules with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 332, reported from the committee on rules with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover. >> Mr. President, I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes vit. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 347, reported from the committee on rules.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the House joint resolutions be agreed to en bloc. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolutions in the block are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, House joint resolution on third reading. House joint resolution 434, election of a spleem court of -- supreme court of Virginia justice. Reported from the committee for court much justice.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain. Are the Senator from James city county, Senator Norment. >> Thank you, Mr. President. I'd respectfully ask that the Senate now stand in recess for ten minutes and that the Senate republicans retire to the normal meeting room.
Mark Obenshain
The Senate will stand in recess until 1:20. [ gavel banging ] >> The Senate will come to order. Returning to the calendar, Page 29.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
Mark Obenshain
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, would the item on Page 29, beginning of Page 30, go bye temporarily for to us get to sjr 188 and 64.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Hjr 424, sr42, and sr 43 will go bye temporarily.
Ryan McDougle
Uncontested calendar, Senate joint resolution on second reading, Senate joint resolution 188, confirming and the policies by the Senate committee on rules. Reported from the committee on rules.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover ,
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move sjr 188 Senator McDougle. Be engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall sjr 188 be engrossed and advanced to its third reading all those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolution is engrossed and advanced to its third reading the Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that we suspend the rules and waiver the third constitutional reading of sjr 188.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the third constitutional reading waived. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that sjr 188 be agreed to and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this is the confirmation of the appointments made by the Senate committee on rules to the ethics commission.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall hjr 188 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 37, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 0. The resolution is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate resolution 64 confirming nominations by the Senate committee on rules. Reported from the committee on rules.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I police officer that sr64 be engrossed and advanced to it's third reading.
[Unknown]
The question is shall sr 64 be end grosd and advanced to its thirding. All those in favor of the motion will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolution is end groded and advanced to it's third reading. The Senator from Hanover .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I move that the Senate do suspend the rules and waive the third constitutional raeting of sr64.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the rules be suspended and the third constitutional reading 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. The Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that sr 64 be agreed to and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this is the confirmation of the citizen members to the Senate ethics advisory commission.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall sr 64 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 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The resolution is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, Senate resolutions on second reading. Senate resolution 74, nominating a person to be elected as a justice of the supreme court of reported from the committee for Virginia. Courts of justice.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, parliamentary inquiry. Well, I would ask that to go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, sr74 will go bye for the day.
Mark Obenshain
Senate resolution 50e7, nominating -- 75, nominating a person to be elected to the court of appeals of Virginia. Reported from the committee for courts of justice.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, could that go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Without objection, sr 75 will go bye for the day. [ no audio ]
Ryan McDougle
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move that House joint resolution 424 be agreed to.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of the resolution will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 20, nos 18, rule 36-1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 20, nos 18, rule 36-1. The resolution is agreed to. The chair directs the Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain, to inform the House of delegates of the action of the Senate. [ gavel banging ] >> The Senate will come to order. The time for the joint order for certain judicial elections has arrived and the Senate on its part is ready to proceed with the execution of House joint resolution number 424. Nominations are now in order for a justice of the supreme court of Virginia .
Mark Obenshain
Senate resolution 42, nomination for election to the supreme court of Virginia .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
I move that the resolution be agreed to and speaking to that, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Mark Obenshain
Member of the Senate, this is the joint resolution placing into nomination or the Senate resolution placing into nomination for the office of justice of the supreme court of Virginia court of appeals judge alston. Mr. President, I think that all of the members of the Senate are familiar with judge alston, his exceptional qualifications. It would be my hope that the body would elect judge alston to the supreme court of Virginia .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of agreeing to the resolution will say aye. Those opposed no. The nos have it. The resolution is not agreed to. Seeing eight hands, there will be a recorded vote. All in favor of agreeing to the resolution 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 20, nos 18, rule 36-1.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would move that the continuing order be suspended. Until the close of the calendar tomorrow.
[Unknown]
The motion has been made that the continuing order be suspended until the close of -- until the completion of the calendar tomorrow.
[Unknown]
The completion of the calendar tomorrow.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. 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]
Mr. President, can we stand at ease for a second?
[Unknown]
Pardon me?
[Unknown]
Can we stand at ease for a
[Unknown]
The Senate will stand at second? Ease. The continuing order until the close -- completion of the calendar tomorrow, I move that we reconsider that vote. [ no audio ] [ gavel banging ] >> The Senate will come to order. The motion on the floor is to reconsider the vote by which the joint order was suspended. All in favor of reconsidering that 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. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
With apologies, Mr. President, I withdraw the motion to suspend.
[Unknown]
Without objection, that motion is withdrawn. The Senate will stand at ease. I'm going to have you go to the House and inform them of the nominations made by the Senate. The Senate will stand at ease. The Senate will stand at ease.