03/09/2016 Senate Proceedings

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HB127—00:00:22
HB385—00:00:40
HB386—00:00:10
HB388—00:00:40
HB646—00:00:14
HB648—00:00:40
HJ69—00:00:50
HB127—00:00:52
HB386—00:00:42
HB388—00:00:40
HB386—00:00:16
HB646—00:00:14
HB648—00:00:40
HB646—00:00:10
HB648—00:00:40
HB645—00:00:10
HB646—00:00:18
HB645—00:00:40
HB646—00:00:14
HB645—00:00:40
HB646—00:00:30
HB8—00:00:30
HB45—00:00:40
HB46—00:00:14
HB45—00:00:40
HB46—00:00:22
HB180—00:00:30
HB815—00:00:36
HB894—00:00:32
HB46—00:00:32
HB646—00:00:12
HB648—00:00:40
HB645—00:00:10
HB646—00:00:12
HB645—00:00:12
HB646—00:00:20
HB648—00:00:40
HB646—00:00:10
SB418—00:00:20
SB57—00:00:46
SB440—00:00:38
SB625—00:00:34
SB64—00:00:40
SB626—00:00:18
SB670—00:01:58
SB612—00:00:12
HB685—00:17:05
HB885—00:00:40
HB685—00:01:52
HB885—00:00:40
HB685—00:01:10
HB885—00:00:40
HB685—00:02:00
HB635—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:46
HB885—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:14
HB585—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:58
HB885—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:14
HB885—00:00:40
HB585—00:00:10
HB685—00:00:58
HB885—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:24
HB885—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:54
HB885—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:32
HB585—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:36
HB635—00:00:12
HB685—00:03:29
HB885—00:00:12
HB685—00:00:16
HB635—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:44
HB635—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:18
HB885—00:00:40
HB685—00:03:46
HB635—00:00:40
HB885—00:00:10
HB685—00:02:22
HB835—00:00:40
HB685—00:02:08
HB885—00:00:40
HB685—00:00:14
SR43—00:00:22
SR74—00:01:44
SR75—00:00:16
SR79—00:00:20
HJ536—00:03:17
SR81—00:00:26
SR82—00:00:30
SR32—00:00:40
SR82—00:01:16
SR83—00:02:24
SR84—00:01:08
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:04
Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)—00:04
Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)—00:04
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—01:26
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:05
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:34
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:04
Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)—01:50
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:36
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:40
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)—00:02
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:02
Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)—00:02
Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)—00:04
Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)—00:02
Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)—00:00
Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)—00:02
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:04
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:04
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:02
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:04
Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:04
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:04
Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)—00:06
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:02
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:06
Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)—00:04
Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)—00:08
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:04
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:02
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:04
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:02
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:04
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:42
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:02
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:04
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:04
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:02
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:04
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:04
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:06
Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)—00:04
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:04
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:04
Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)—00:06
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:22
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:50
Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)—00:20
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—04:20
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:06
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—01:10
Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)—00:04
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:18
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Minutes

Called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam

Prayer offered by The Reverend Dr. Sam Frye, First Simple Church of
Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Chase dispensed with reading of Journal (32-Y
6-N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN20308): reading waived (36?Y 4?N)

The House of Delegates has passed the following Senate bills: SB
204, 446

The House of Delegates has agreed to the amendments proposed by the
Senate to the following House bills: HB 389, 730, 1114

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitutes proposed by
the Senate to the following House bills: HB 381, 407, 476, 939, 961

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitute with amendments
proposed by the Senate to the following House bill: HB 98

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following Senate joint
resolutions: SJ 70, 127, 157, 158, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 185,
186, 201

The House of Delegates has sustained the veto of the governor on
the following House bill: HB 259

CALENDAR

BILLS IN CONFERENCE

HB 127 - Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

HB 386 - Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)

HB 646 - Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N),
Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N), Conference
report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

HJ 69 - Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - HOUSE

HB 8 - Senate insisted on amendments and requested committee of
conference (39-Y 1-N)

HB 46 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N), Reconsideration of substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y
0-N), Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of conference (40-Y
0-N)

HB 180 - Senate insisted on amendments and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB 815 - Senate insisted on amendment and requested committee of
conference (37-Y 2-N)

HB 894 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB 895 - Conferees appointed: Senators Carrico, Dunnavant and
Miller

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - SENATE

SB 418 - Passed by for day

SB 57 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 440 - Senate acceded to request for committee of conference
(40-Y 0-N), Conferees appointed: Senators Saslaw, Dunnavant and Carrico

SB 625 - Senate acceded to request for committee of conference
(40-Y 0-N)

SENATE BILLS WITH GOVERNORS RECOMMENDATIONS

SB 64 - Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (0-Y 40-N)

SB 626 - Passed by for day

SB 670 - Senate agreed to Governors recommendation (27-Y 13-N)

SENATE BILL VETOED BY GOVERNOR

SB 612 - Passed by for day

On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 10:40 a.m. to
reconvene at 11:05 a.m.

The Senate reconvened at 11:05 a.m.

REGULAR CALENDAR

HOUSE BILL ON THIRD READING

HB 685 - Motion to recommit to committee rejected (19-Y 21-N), Read
third time, Engrossed, Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)

Transcript

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

[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. The senators will please take their seats. Those persons not entitled to the privileges of the floor will retire to the gallery. The senators and all in attendance will stand and be led in prayer by the Reverend Dr. Sam frye, first simple church, Williamsburg. Reverend welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Let us pray. Our father God, we are humbled to stand in this place where so many have come to make a difference. You have entrust each of us with speaking and sharing your truth. Thank you, lord, for the sacrifice of those who came before us and those who continue to sack face to keep us a free public. Protect our men and women of the military and grand them wisdom to lead this body and to lead according to your ways and your direct. Honor each for their service and sacrifice and faithfulness. I ask your protection of our police officer men and women. Police officers deaths are up by gun fire by a thousand percent and we need your intervention. Protect them and keep them out of harm's way. We live in an evil sin filled word. We need your more than ever before. We pray that whatever is done and said in the session will be honoring to our commonwealth but more importantly, honoring to you and we ask these things in your son's name and all of God 's people said amen.
[Unknown]
Amen.
Bill Howell
The clerk will call the roll, all those present will please vote aye. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
You have a quorum, Mr. President. Senate journal for Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
Bill Howell
Senator Chafin moves that the reading of the journal be waived. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 6.
[Unknown]
Ayes 2, nos 6. The reading is waived.
[Unknown]
I respectfully move we waive any reading of communication from the House of delegates.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the reading be waived. All in favor of the motion willy e, those are the senators ready to vote? Opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4. The reading of the communications is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
The time has come to welcome visitors to the gallery and take up other matters of the morning hour.
[Unknown]
Senator McPike .
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
In the gallery is one of my interns, matthew who is a student at vcu majoring in political science and minoring in spanish. He has been volunteering in the presidential primary and is interesting in going into public service after he graduates in 2017. I appreciate his help and helping with constituent service and things being effective for our constituents and wish him best of luck and please offer the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would matthew please rise. Welcome and thanks for being here. You are working a great Senator and I know he appreciates all of your efforts. I hope it has been a learning experience for you. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering matthew the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
Bill DeSteph
Good morning, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Good morning, sir.
Bill DeSteph
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
In the gallery today are members of law enforcement united. Law enforcement united is 100% volunteer organization that honors the service and sacrifices of fallen officers who give their lives in the line of duty. Their road to hope 250 mile bicycle ride from Virginia beach Chesapeake to Washington, d.C. Promotes awareness of fallen officers and raises donation foss support the charities. Requires time and commitment not just of the members with you of the various departments. Nonpolitical and reaches across both sides of the political aisles. There are three sheriff's in Virginia that not only personally support leu but go above and beyond the line of duty. .Their supportive gsa us the tools, support, personnel, logistics that we need to accomplish our mission. We would just like to recognize their support. Today we have john mapes, president of l.E.U. Virginia division. Wallace chadwick, national president, sergeant of Virginia beach police department. Rick stringer, lieutenant. Teen that mapes. Ronnie Watts, sergeant, Virginia beach sheriff office. Rob drum, investigator, Prince William police department. Sam frey, officer, police chaplain who did our prayer today. Along with his wife debbie. I would like to give them a warm appreciation of the Senate today, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would Reverend sam frey and members from law enforcement united please rise. First of all, Reverend, thank you very much for your wonderful message helping us to get off on the right foot and to all of you that support law enforcement as the good Senator says these folks are out there every day risking their lives to make sure that our streets and communities are safe. That is wonderful work you are doing and thanks for being here today to advocate. I would ask to please join me in offering the warm welcome to the Reverend and his wife and to members of law enforcement unite the the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Mr. President, for those who would like to join us we will do a commemorative resolution in the old Senate chambers that the point.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Chesterfield, Senator Chase .
Amanda Chase
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Amanda Chase
In the gallery I would like to recognize barry and sue wood from Chesterfield County. They are dear friends of mine. We home schooled together and her husband barry is a top producer for long and lostorfer. Loss foster. I would like to extend the warm welcome of the Senate to sue and barry wood.
[Unknown]
Would sue and barry wood please rise. Welcome to the gallery this morning and thanks for coming here and keeping an eye on the good Senator from Chesterfield. She is doing a wonderful job and we are proud to have her serving the commonwealth and the constituent is of Chesterfield. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering sue and barry wood the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexander, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Adam Ebbin
Thank you, the first introduction is of representatives in the american turkish friendship association. They asked me to remind the body that tonight is the eighth annual turkish american cultural reception at the library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.M. And if you haven't been there before you can sample some wonderful turkish cuisine and -- irk art and entertainment.
[Unknown]
We always like relationships with other countries and learn about the cultures and that is the way we all get along because we are all in this world together. We appreciate your advocacy and your education. I ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering the warm back of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexander .
[Unknown]
Thank you, sir. My second introduction is 75 virginians who are representing a coalition of citizens groups. They include representatives of the new Virginia majority, progress Virginia, planned parenthood, sciu, afl-cio. Chesapeake climate action network. Quality Virginia. Virginia center for public safety, moms demand action and the Richmond reproductive project. They want to talk to the elected representatives. I ask that you welcome the coalition of the concerned citizens.
[Unknown]
Would the members just recognized please rise. What a great group you have here today and good to see friends from across the commonwealth and appreciate you being here today advocating for your interests and what you feel are in the best interests of Virginia. I ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering them the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Frank Wagner
Mr. President, I am pleased to introduce to the Senate a gentleman ha has been helping me out throughout the entire session. An o.D.U. Junior and maneuvering to become on the board of visitors of o.D.U., president of o.D.U. His ambitions are unlimited. He has been a super help to my office. Travis rickman.
[Unknown]
Is interest have issue in the gallery. Good to see you. Go monarchs. Does the president of o.D.U. Know you are redid to take over his position? We probably a ought to let him know. A great educational opportunity for you. Thanks for being here to help the good Senator from Virginia beach. I would ask the members to join me in offering travis the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
And I know there May be other visitors with us in the gallery. I see Mrs. Newman. Always nice to have you here with us and if there are any others I haven't recognized we welcome you to the gallery this morn. Is there any other business for the morning hour?
[Unknown]
Seeing none, the clerk will please call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Senate calendar for Wednesday March 9, 2016. Page 2 conference committee report on House bill 127.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Chesapeake here? The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
I ask that we pass that bill by temporarily, sir.
[Unknown]
Without objection, House bill 127 will go by temporarily.
[Unknown]
House bill 386. Conference committee report.
[Unknown]
I don't believe the Senator is here.
[Unknown]
I would ask that we pass that bill bye temporarily, sir.
[Unknown]
Outokay correct that will go buy temporarily.
[Unknown]
House bill 146.
[Unknown]
And one more time the Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would respectfully ask that we pass about bill bye temporarily.
[Unknown]
Without objection that will go by temporarily.
[Unknown]
Conference committee report on House joint resolution 69.
[Unknown]
The no are from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I 'm here.
[Unknown]
Good.
[Unknown]
I move that we adopt the conference committee report and speaking to that motion. This is a long line of items where we tried to come to resolution with the House of delegates about membership and in the substitute before you the House has one more member on the sub committee and than the Senate .
Bill Howell
The question shall the Senate adopt the conference committee report. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch their vote? The clerk will close the roll. Ange
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The Senate adopts the conference committee report.
[Unknown]
Senator Cosgrove, have you prepared to --
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, I apologize. We were with law enforcement united.
[Unknown]
House bill 127. You have the for that.
[Unknown]
The conference report requests that we reject the Senate amendment and recommend that the bill be accepted as is engrossed. We actually worked with d.O.D. And the attorney general office to make sure that we had the right language to allow the families of those who were killed in action to take advantage of the property tax exemption. So I would move that we accept the conference report.
[Unknown]
The request he is shall the Senate adopt the conference committee report on House bill 127. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The Senate adopts the conference committee report. Moving forward to Page 3. House bill 386. Senator Cosgrove .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. The conference committee recommends that we accept the Senate amendment in the nature of a substitute. The House bill included language that said programs shall include but not be limited to but under section 1-218 it specifies means includes but not limited to so we would recommend that the Senate version be adopted.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate adopt the conference committee report on House bill 386. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39. Nos 1,.
[Unknown]
The Senate adopts the conference committee report. House bill 646. The Senator from Chesapeake .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. House bill 646 is legislation that amends the code of Virginia to eliminate the requirement for the department of behavioral health services to file due duplicative reports. I ask that we adopt the conference report.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Norfolk ? Everything okay. Your light was on. I'm story. The question is shall the Senate adopt conference committee report on House bill 646. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1. The Senate adopts the conference committee report.
[Unknown]
House bill 8. The House has reject the the Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
I move that we insist on our amendments and request a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The question is Hall the Senate insist on its substitute and request a committee of conference. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1.
[Unknown]
Nos 39, nos 1. The Senate insists on its amendments and requests a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator Newman ? I move that we insist on the is substitute and request a committee of conference.
Steve Newman
All in favor of the motion w. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
Steve Newman
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 180 the House rejects the Senate amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move that we insist on the Senate amendments and request a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate insist on the amendments and request a committee of conference. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is aagreed to.
[Unknown]
Howell bill 815. The House has rejected the Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
I move that we insist on the amendment and request a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
All in favor of the motion w. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 894, the House has rejected the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator new-mile-an-hour.
[Unknown]
I move that we insist on our substitute and request a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The request he is shall the Senate insist on its substitute and request a committee of all in favor of the motion will. Conference. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 895 the House acceded to the conference. Con fee erfearees named by the chairman of education and health, Senator mauman, senators Carrico, Dunnavant and Miller .
[Unknown]
If I could call in the Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance .
Roz Dance
Thank you, Mr. President. Having voted on the prevailing side by h.B. 646, could we bring that bill back?
[Unknown]
Senator, what Page is that on?
Roz Dance
Page 9. Page -- it says Page 3 in mine but they said Page 9 in the hard copy.
[Unknown]
Referring to House bill 46, Senator ?
[Unknown]
Yes.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the votepy which the Senate agreed to and request the committee of conference be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch their vote? Ange the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is a agreed to. The Senator from Lynchburg .
[Unknown]
I love that we insist on our -- I move that we insist on our substitute and request a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate ieps sift on the substitute and request a committee of conference on House bill 46. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The notion agreed to. The Senator from Petersburg .
[Unknown]
It is obvious I made a mistake. House bill 646 and the patron is Aird. I had it on Page 3 but you were saying now. Evidently I -- it is Page 3.
Bill Howell
Okay, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which the Senate agreed with the conference committee report on House bill 646 be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch their vote? Ange the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion agreed to. The Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove .
John Cosgrove
Thank you, Mr. President. This is the bill that allows the department of behavioral health and development of services to stop filing duplicative reports and defines who whom the reports are given.
[Unknown]
Shall the Senate adopt the committee conference record on House bill 646. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch their vote? The clerk will close the roll. Ange
John Cosgrove
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
On Page 16, unfinished business Senate. Senate bill 418. Passed the House with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, can this go bye for the day.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Without objection, Senate bill 418 will go bye for the
[Unknown]
Senate bill 57 pass the the day. House with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from northern Fairfax County, Senator Howell .
Janet Howell
I move we accept the House amount. This is a bill that authorizes increasing the general district court judges in two districts. All they have done is put a delayed enactment clause on it. I move that we accept the amendment.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendment. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Janet Howell
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The Senate concurs with the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 440, the House insists on its substitute and requests a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Fairfax County, Senator Saslaw .
Dick Saslaw
Mr. President, I would love that we accede to the request for a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The request he is shall the Senate accede to the request for the committee of conference. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Dick Saslaw
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Conferees on the part of the Senate on Senate bill 440, Dunnavant Saslaw and.
[Unknown]
The us in sits on substitute and requests a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
I move that we accede to the House request for a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The request he is shall the Senate accede. All in favor of the motion wills opposed no. Aye, those are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40.
[Unknown]
Nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Conferees on part of the Senate on bill 625 named by the chairs of finance are Senator Norment and Senator happinger are Senator Alexander, Senator Wagner and Senator Cosgrove. On Page 19, Senate bills with the governor's recommendation. [no audio] >> The sen ator from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Good morning, Mr. President. Sorry to interrupt the flow. On 625 where there was just the announcement of the appointment of conferees on that Senate bill 625, we would like to withdraw that appointment of the conferees, sir.
Bill Howell
Without objection that will be withdrawn.
[Unknown]
Returning to Page 19. Senate bills with governor's recommendations. Senate bill 64.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Mecklenburg, Senator Ruff .
Frank Ruff
The governor has can askd that the amendment be withdrawn and I move that the Senate reject the governor's recommendation.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that the amendment be rejected, all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Are the senators ready to vote? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Frank Ruff
Ayes 0, nos 40.
[Unknown]
Ayes 0, nos 40. The amendment is rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 626.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Could that go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
That is what I was going to ask for as well.
[Unknown]
Without objection, Senate bill 626 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 670.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
I, rhode island, to talk about 670 and procedurally I think there has to be a motion to adopt the governor's recommendation. Before I do that, Mr. President, I want to talk about how we operate as a body. Mr. President, as a body we would like to be collaborative and we like to talk about issues and come up with the best solutions. Bills go through this body and the body down the Hall and we have a lot of conversation. Sometimes we like the results of those conversations and sometimes we to not. We do talk about it and we do try to come up with solutions. Mr. President, the amendment before you sent down by the governor was presented to me after it had opinion communicated to this body. It is not with unthat had any conversation in. So, Mr. President, I know that people as you look at the amendment what is does is add at the end of the time which the cap is eastbound tended a -- extended a three year increase per year. It is not a particularly onerous amendment. It is one that I think could have been done stylistically better but it is not one that we were able to talk about with the governor's office prior to it be sent down. At that end of of the soliloquy I am going to regretfully move that we accept the governor's amendment.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The request he is shall the governor's recommendations be agreed to on Senate bill 670. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Ryan McDougle
Ayes 27, nos 13.
[Unknown]
Ayes 27, nos 13. The governors recommendation is agreed to.
[Unknown]
The Senate bill vetoed by the governor.
[Unknown]
Can that go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Without object, Senate bill 68 a will go bye for the day. >> Regular calendar. 63.
[Unknown]
I ask that House bill 685 be passed by temporarily and I would further ask that the Senate now stand in recess until 10:50 and that on recess the Senate republican caucus will retire down stairs, please.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 685 will go bye temporarily. The Senate will stand in recess until 10:50.
[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. We will return to the morning hour briefly and recognize the Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bryce Reeves
There happened to be a couple of gentlemen in the gallery competent attorneys from Fredericksburg and I would like to welcome Mr. David denali and matt carello who are competent juristt in their open right and welcome them to the Senate .
[Unknown]
I appreciate you making the trip down from Fredericksburg. I would ask the members to please join me in offering the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment. >> Mr. President, I would now respectfully ask that the Senate stand in recess until 12:40 and the Senate republican caucus retire to our normal meeting place immediately, please.
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Senator. The Senate will stand in recess
[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. We will return to the morning hour and recognize Senator Dance. Dance.
Tommy Norment
Rise.
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
We have parents and students from Hopewell christian school. I had an opportunity to explain what our purpose here when we come to jefferson's capital. They were scheduled to visit but had to reschedule because of in enclement. An enrollment of over 200 students. We have juniors and seniors representing the government class and accompanying them is their teacher. I would ask that you give them a warm Senate welcome.
[Unknown]
Would members from west end christian school please rise. You are easy to identify this morning. Thanks for being with us and thanks for being patient. We appreciate you being here apply learning the process and learning how policy is made and what a great educational opportunity you had and we wish you the best with your academic endeavors. Join me in offering the members of the west end christian school the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
Returning to the calendar on Page 21, House bill 685. The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
Mr. President, I am going to move that the bill be referred back to the committee of commerce under rule g and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Frank Wagner
House bill 685. >> Similar to a bill we that the House put out to the healthcare. This is a step we are taking providing direct primary care agreements between patients and doctors. There are agreements going on now and services in Virginia to there is nothing preventing anything in the code from going on. By putting this in the code and some of the language in, I feel it needs to be studied. I know many disagree with me. But look at the bill and one provision provides that any per visit charge shall be less than the monthly equivalent of a periodic fee whatever that means. One of the things that concerns me most about the bill and if we pass this bill I believe we will be back here year after year after year after year starting g to put regulations on top of this. It says a patient is required to pay for all services provided by the direct primary care practice that are not specified in the direct primary care agreement. I'm not quite sure what that means. I know kind of how to fix myself but that is why I go see a doctor. You are going to sign an agreement saying hope this fixes everything I need to walk into the doctor's of if issue to find out that is not part of your agreement I am go going to have to charge you for that and charge you for that because that is not in your agreement. We said many said this is free market and we will finally be age to contain the costs of healthcare and I hope they are right. I don't think this is the way to do it. I think we need to come up with plans that merge one way or the other so you can have catastrophic and have a series of primary care physicians with an agreement that covers everything that needs to be covered. Doctors h come up with -- I believe that most the vast majority of sound legitimate care givers that will come up with a comprehensive agreement that they don't believe has any holes. I believe there are those that would offer the product ieps tensionally leaving holes in there where patients would be required to pay more money. It says that the agreement standing alone does not satisfy the healthcare requirements. Under that law you either have to buy insurance or if you don't buy insurance you will pay a penalty. The affordable care act thence policies provide and make manta torre so the many of the preventative care benefits outlined in the affordable care act. What is it this contract is going to provide that you are going to sign in addition to carrying our insurance is now going to be covered that wasn't cover under the affordable care act. How do your constituents know that they are not in fact buying insurance and and then paying a physician to get the saming this you already paid for under the insurance policy. Estudy things to come one a plan that protects it and ultimately to come up with a plan that protects the consumer. I would renew my motion that we rerefer this bill back to the committee under rule g.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from loud, Senator Black .
Dick Black
I rise to speak against the motion. Ladies and gentlemen this is a very basic and simple measure it doesn't have anything to do with the afford care act, nothing at all. It deals with the fact that we all know deductibles are out the roof. My daughter has five young children and this he catch the flu and they catch all kinds of things and they need shots and different things. And because of the deductibles that they have what they do is save up and they get healthcare in a blop so they can meet a deductible figure and I bet you there are thousands and thousands of families who do that type of thing. This is a basic contract. It is old fashioned and it says look I am doctor, I am going to give you basic services. They are not going to be complex, they will be basic and if you need them, come in and you get them. And you going to pay me $50 a month or whatever is the fee. If I decide I don't like the service I am getting from the doctor, I drop it. It is finished. It is just a basic contract and something that fills a tremendous, tremendous pressing need. Now, somebody said the other day, if it is just basic contract law why do you even need to have this. But you know what happens is tomorrow poor doctor sets up a little network okay come onen in and the I will take care of your family and kids and whatever. Some insurance company is going to come in with a budget of millions and millions of dollars is going to crush that person and force them out of business whether this he got a case or not because they do not have the
[Unknown]
Will the senior Senator from ability. Loudoun yield for a yes.
Dick Black
Would the Senator yield for a yes.
[Unknown]
I do not yield.
[Unknown]
He doesn't yield, Senator. Please continue.
[Unknown]
But they have the ability to crush and everybody in here who is an attorney knows this, if you are faced with somebody who has immensely deep pockets and you are an ordinary physician and ordinary person you don't have the ability, you have got to yield. You are going to be forced into submission on something that presently is lawful to do it right now but if we put it in the code, then they are going to be able to look that the code and say hey, look, general assembly said I can enter into these basic contracts and I ought to do it. I'm going to tell you there is probably nothing that will do more to provide good healthcare to ordinary families, to poor, poor families than this because it is going to take care of thig deductible situation that is washing people out of the healthcare system. I want to see it, I want to see it for my family and I want to see it for families all across Virginia. I think this is a very important measure and I hope that you will defeat the measure or the motion. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Senator, the junior Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant .
Siobhan Dunnavant
Thank you, Mr. President. Speak to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Siobhan Dunnavant
I will -- I am actually speaking against the motion. And I want to clarify a couple of things. The first thing is that this is absolutely not health insurance. To send it back to be studied by an organization that sets regulations for health insurance would be absolutely the wrong thing to do. What is happening now and if you have not heard from your constituents. I have heard from my patient. Most of our patients interest high deductible mans and have to pay dollar for dollar everything allowed by thinsurance. The fees they are paying are what the insurance says they have pay for a service. They are paying the fees until they get to $6,000. People paying 600ed premiums a month are not able to afford to see the doctor when they have the flu and pay another $150 for that visit. This a an opportunity to protect contract law that is allowable in all other arenas where a patient and physician can develop a contract and that doctor can amortize across the 12 months in a predictable way a means of them securing primary care. The only things that your insurance with the high deductible will pay for will be prevent aitive care services. Those will not we included in the agreements. If you have the flu or bronchitis that requires three different visits how many of us have had that you are now covered in a way that you can afford to seek your healthcare that does not involve yourence. It is important for con at this constituentsto have access to he even if they are insured.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Fairfax, Senator Saslaw .
Dick Saslaw
I don't know if you brought this up on your machines, lines 97 through 108 spell it out. They keep having to repeat that direct primary care is not insurance and also go on to say it should not be subject to any regulation by the state corporation commission. That is the biggest problem that I have with this. You can people walking and entering into agreements in in an area that they know nothing about and you are going to say that we are not going to have a third-party that has opinion set up to specialize in looking at these things, these arrangements we are going to cut them out of picture. I guarantee you will have a disaster if you do this and we will be coming back here year after year making changes if we put it in the code. We ought to duplicate and have a studied.
[Unknown]
Senator Stanley .
Dick Saslaw
Speaking against the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, and members of the Senate I rise because I support this bill because I carried it on the Senate side. You didn't get a chance unless you were in commerce and labor to vote for or answer Senate bill 627 because it was referred to the herc, to the health insurance reform commission by the body at the time that I presented the bill. This bill as the junior Senator from Henrico said has a lot of merit. Here is why. It increases access. That is what we are looking to do is put another tool in the tool box for a family on a fixed income or tight budget to have access to the most primary needs and primary healthcare. That is it. I have a doctor that is trying to start a medical school in our area that will train doctors only in primary care in rural and underserved areas. Right now, lane we don't have took tores coming down to southwest ras to practice. It is just not I guess financial hi rewarding. If they were coming down we wouldn't havish shies in terms of the rural healthcare reforms we need. We need rural healthcare reform brick by brick stone by stone to build a foundation of quality healthcare accessible o all persons regardless of their income or where they live. Dr. Boaz has set up a clinic that charges an annual fee for membership and a family no matter how many children pay the fee annually and can bring themselves or children in as often as they feel the need to provide the primary care for the fee. It fits perfectly within their budget.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for a question for a yes?
[Unknown]
I will yield.
[Unknown]
I made the statement that the insurance companies will crush these folks with lawsuits. Has your particular constituent been crushed by a lawsuit from an insurance country.
[Unknown]
He has not been subjected to any such lawsuit.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Please continue.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Dr. Boaz when he started the clinic saw it grow and grow and grow and grow in its membership and now in man continuesville an medically underserved area where the average age of a primary physician is 56 years old. For every two we lose we don't even get one back. For those on fixed incomes or 81 emmoi who have large families or even the individual and regardless of the income, gainfully employed, retired or those on fixed access. The game access to the same dock doctor for the same rate. It is merely the gateway to what May be further treatment and those fees that they would charge do not cover it. Knowing and having the security with the year hi fee paid and take your child in and maybe a fever or doesn't hook as serious the doctor able to refer the child out pause it May be pore serious or is more serious that activity is where insurance comes in or that activity, Mr. President, becomes an additional out of pocket expense. This is kind of the gateway for primary care in a way that is efficient. In a way that provides more access. In a way that allows a doctor to have a contractual relationship with the patient, the patient's family, to give security to the patient and to provide them what they are otherwise are -- if they are not insured they May not be aible to afford. Or if insured the visit May have a high deductible that they May not be able to afford. This is security. I thank you for your time.
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I hope you will join the senior Senator from Virginia beach in recommitting the bill to the appropriate committee. I heard a lot of comments said on the floor today about access to care and it is not an insurance product but someone who deals with insurance products everky day is as pa are the of his heave, this is insurance. While they seek not to be regular hate the by the state corporation commission they ought to be. That is how we make sure that things are ton in a safe and efficient. There is an insurance product out there already tested. It is called medicaid expansion. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from -- [applause]
[Unknown]
Please, no aplus in the apple gallery, thank you.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach. Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
If no one else wishes to speak.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Frank Wagner
I want to close out by saying that look, this is probably a product who will come and needs to come to Virginia. But it needs to have some regulation to it. So that the consumer knows what he is pieing, so that the consumer knows that professionals have looked and it and what in fact it will cover what we say on the floor we are about it is ting to cover. They can't double bill. They can't provide the service and then turn and charge the insurance company for it. I ask you what prevents someone from doing it? There is no civil penalty. There is no criminal penalty, no penalty whatsoever. Mr. President, I renew my motion that the bill be rereferred.
[Unknown]
The no are from Stafford, Senator steward.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I have listened to this dewait -- debate. I want to wonder why in the world you wouldn't let an individual have a contract with their doctor to take care of us. And it really amazes me because we suffer from the high cost of insurance.
[Unknown]
Mr. President,.
[Unknown]
For what purpose does he rise.
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Not just get. We suffer from the high cost of insurance. We secure from the high cost of healthcare. And what this bill is, it is doctors, it is doctors out there being proactive to try to care for their patients in an economical way. And I have heard several people stand up now and say oh, my goodness, we have got to have the insurance professionals look at this and regulate it and make sure it is safe and make sure these unscrupulous dock are toes aren't going to take advantage of these patients. These are the doctors we are trust of trusting our lives to and going in for medical care in many entrances to keep us alive. I don't think we have to have the insurance professionals look at it to regulate. These doctors know what they are doing and they are trying to take care of their patients and in some cases they are doing it for $500 a month. I --
[Unknown]
The Senator from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Will he yield for a question.
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield.
[Unknown]
I would point you the that he can ask me after we sit down.
[Unknown]
I yield, Mr. President,.
[Unknown]
Just not as fun as it is in public, though. I would ask the gentleman, he made the comment this will allow the contracts to go on.
[Unknown]
Would the go go agree they are going on right now.
[Unknown]
I am aware there are contracts going on right now. I am also aware that the insurance lobby is concerned about it and that the folks participating in the contracts are getting more concerned every day because here is the reality. A small rural doctor or a doctor in Fairfax that is fairly well heeled if they have to be on the receiving end of a lawsuit from one of the large law firms in the state up Virginia there is noing that doctor can do but yield to the lawsuit because they don't have the money to fight the insurance industry.
[Unknown]
If I could follow up with a question.
[Unknown]
I will yield. I will yield.
[Unknown]
And it is some what a little trepidation a lowly engineer goes up against a trial attorney when quizzing and cross examining. There has been no lawsuits from the insurance companies. I respect the integrity of most of the doctors in Virginia but would you agree he with me that there are instances of medicaid and medicare fraud participated by doctors around the country.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I have heard that there are cases as such.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, would the gentleman yield for a yes?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman agree with me that this opens up a door and allows the few unscrupulous doctors that we May have practicing in the commonwealth another opportunity to milk the system.
[Unknown]
The gentleman from Stafford .
[Unknown]
That opportunity May already exist and this bill is not going to do a darn thing about that.
[Unknown]
One more time I move my motion it be rereferredded to commerce of committee and labor and try to put a frame work around it and perhaps a penalty for those that might want to defraud the system.
[Unknown]
Senator Marsden .
[Unknown]
Quickly I rise in support of the motion. There is an old saying that I think applies here. Measure twice. Cut once. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The question is shall House bill 685 be recommitted to the committee on commerce and labor and continue to the 2017 session pursuant to rule 20 g. All in favor say aye. Nos.
Bill Howell
The chair is uncertain. There will be a recorded vote. Shall the bill be continued to the 2017 session pursuant to rule 20-g. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 19, nos 21.
[Unknown]
Ayes 19, nos 21. The motion fails.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner. I am probably the wrong one to make the motion but I would recommend the bill be passed and recommend we not do it.
Frank Wagner
The junior Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant .
Siobhan Dunnavant
I move that we to pass this legislation and I will point out that it would be nice for the doctors to actually be able to set some fees as opposed to the insurance companies and I think they will be much more reasonable. Thank you.
Frank Wagner
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 685 pass. All in favor of the motion wille s aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Siobhan Dunnavant
Ayes 23, nos 17.
[Unknown]
Ayes 23, nos 17. The bill passes. The Senator from James city county. Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. You are looking very tense this morning so I am going to respectfully ask that the Senate stand at ease.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senate will stand at ease. [Senate at ease]
Tommy Norment
The Senate will come to order. The joint order under House joint resolution number 424 will be resumed. The chair appoints senators Chafin, Sturtevant and Deeds to count and report the vote of each House in each case. The Senate will stand at ease. [Senate at ease]
[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, rise for a motion. I move to continue to postpone -- postpone -- continue the continuing resolution until the end of the morning hour tomorrow.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The motion is to continue the joint order until the end of morning hour on Thursday, March that motion will be agreed to 10. Without objection. The Senate will stand at ease. [Senate at ease] the senior Senator from Fairfax, Senator Saslaw .
Dick Saslaw
Mr. President and members of the Senate. I rise for purposes of of interdukes and would like to call your attention to someone in the gallery I have known for many years. Connie bitdell. She has been involved in the northern Virginia community for a long time. On the board of visitors at george Mason and helped a lot of people in and out of the government and helped people in both parties run for office. A good super citizen. I would ask that you extend the wishes of the Senate to Ms. Biddell.
[Unknown]
Welcome to the Senate. And appreciate the work you have done. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
Dick Saslaw
The Senate will stand at ease. [Senate at ease] ever
[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. The clerk will please call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Senate resolution on third reading. Senate resolution 43. Nominating a person to be elected to the court of appeals of Virginia .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
I move that that go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Without object that will go bye for the day.
Ryan McDougle
Senate resolution 74 nominating a person to be elected as the supreme court of Virginia. Report the from the committee for courts of justice and there is a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
The.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move we waive reading of the floor amendment be waived. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The reading of the for that amendment is waived.
[Unknown]
I move the for that amendment be agreed to and speaking to that.
Steve Newman
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
What in does is it would delete judge alston's name for consideration for the supreme court of Virginia and insert steven amaculla. With that I move we adopt the amendment.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the floor amendment be agreed to. Those opposed, no. All in favor say aye. The ayes have it. The floor amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart. I'm sorry. I'm going to call on the Senator from Rockingham .
Richard Stuart
I move that the the resolution be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Dan: shall the resolution be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it.
Richard Stuart
The resolution a engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, if that could go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
With that on correct, s.R. 75 will go bye for the day. Senate resolution 79 nominating a person to be elected as a justice of the supreme court of Virginia .
[Unknown]
Thank you. The Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
The Senate will stand at ease. We're going to wait for the resolution to come down from the House so we'll be at ease. [Senate at ease]
[Unknown]
Senator Norment. It is my understanding that the House of delegates is in recess until 3:15, so consequently, I would move that the Senate stand in recess until 3:15 sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, sir. With that objection, the Senate will stand in recess until 3:15. You. >> The Senate will come to order. Sergeant at arms. Please receive it. Welcome Delegate. [no audio] thank you. The desk will receive it. The Senate will stand at ease briefly while we copy this. We are tired and the day is long. I'm not sure why anybody did it but my gavel is missing and we have ways of finding the gavel and when I do find the individual who it is a taken it, I will need to speak with them in the clerk's office. Meantime, can anybody just look in your desk and see if the gavel is in your desk.
[Unknown]
Please don't let this happen again, okay. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Absolutely.
[Unknown]
Are we ready to go again? [Senate at ease]
[Unknown]
Senator Obenshain could you send the resolutions to the desk?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would like to send resolutions to the desk with permission of the chair.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
I move that the rules be suspended and House joint resolution 536 be taken up for immediate consideration.
Bill Howell
The request he is shall the rules be suspended and House joint resolution 536 be taken up for immediate consideration? All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
I move that the reading of the resolution be waived.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the reading of the resolution be waived. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The reading of the resolution is waived. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move now that the resolution be agreed to.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the resolution be agreed to? All in favor of the motion wille opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange the clerk will close the roll. Their vote?
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The resolution is agreed to,.
[Unknown]
The chair directs Senator Obenshain to inform the House of delegates of the action of the Senate. The Senate will stand at ease. [Senate at ease]
[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order at return to morning hourly. I rise for an introduction. The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
In the gallery is eugene who is sitting with my long time legislative aide. He a political science mainliary at v.C.U. He has embraced the experience this session. An ambitious leader and iship sure he has a bright future ahead of him. I hope you will extend him the warm greetings of the Senate .
[Unknown]
I will. Would eugene please rise. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from v.C.U. We would ask the national to join me in offering eugene the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The joint order for certain judicial elections has arrived and the Senate onity part is ready to proceed with the execution of House joint resolution number 536. Nominations are now in order. Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
I move that the rules be suspend and the committee for courts of justice be discharged for further consideration and the readings of the title be waived and Senate resolution 81 be taken up for immediate consideration.
Bill Howell
Shall the rules be suspended and the committee for courts of the justice be dismiss and the reading be waived and be taken up for immediate consideration? Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 40 nos 0.
[Unknown]
The rules are discuss pended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
I move that the resolution now be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. Nominations are now in order for judges of the respective general district court. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
I move that the rules be suspended and the committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution. The readings of the title be waive and that Senate resolution number 82 be taken up for immediate consideration.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended the committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration and the readings the title be waived and Senate resolution number 82 be taken up for immediate consideration. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 5.
[Unknown]
The rules are suspended to take up the rule for immediate consideration. Satch at arms. Please receive it. Welcome, Delegate. [no audio]
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator, Delegate, I am sorry. The desk will receive it. The Senator from Rockingham. >> Mr. President, I now move that Senate resolution number 82 be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. Nominations are now in order for judges of the respective juvenile and domestic relations district court. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
I move that the rules be suspended the committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration of the resolution and that the reading of the titles be waived and that Senate resolution number 83 be taken up for immediate consideration.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspend and committee for courts of justice be discharged from further consideration the resolution the readings of the title be waived and Senate resolution number 83 be taken up for immediate consideration. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The rules suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The Senator from rockies.
[Unknown]
There is a floor amendment and at this point I move to waive the reading of the management.
[Unknown]
The question is Hall the shae reading of the floor amendment be waived. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The reading is waived. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President I move that the floor amendment be agreed to. The floor amendment adds a nominee for the general district court for the city of Richmond for a term of six years.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the floor amendment be agreed to all in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Parliamentary inquiry.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
If one wants to remove a name is now the appropriate time or do we wait?
[Unknown]
That would be the next step.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you for the in query.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that Senate resolution number 83 be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. Nominations are now in order for a member of judicial inquiry and review commission. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
I move that the rules byssus spined a and the committee for court the of justice did he discharged from further railroad and the readings of the title be waived and Senate resolution 84 be taken up for immediate consideration?
Bill Howell
Shall the readings of the title be waived and Senate resolution number 84 be taken up for immediate consideration? All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40. Nos 0. The rules discuss spented to take up the resolution for immediate consideration.
[Unknown]
I move that Senate resolution 84 now be agreed to.
[Unknown]
All in favor of agreeing to the resolution will say ayes. Nos the ayes have it. The chair authorizes the Senator from Rockingham to inform the House of delegates of the nominations made. The Senate will stand at ease. [Senate at ease]
[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. Pursuant to the joint order it is now an order that the rolls be called. All in favor of nominees of the Senate as named by Senate resolution 81 to be judges of the respective circuit court record the votes ayes, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
Bill Howell
All in favor of the nominees of the Senate and named by Senate resolution number 82 to be judges of the respective general district courts record the votes ayes, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
The -- excuse me, the senior Senator from Henrico, Senator each.
[Unknown]
I move that the nominee by the floor amendment of Senator Obenshain be taken out of the block.
Bill Howell
Without objection the nominee will be taken out of the block. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Mr. President,.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fauquier, Senator Vogel .
[Unknown]
Having vote the on the prevailing side by which we voted on s.R. 83 could I ask that vote be reconsidered.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the vote by which the Senate voted on resolution 83 be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. With the exception of the nominee by Senator Obenshain, all in favor of the nominee of the Senate pass named by Senate resolution number 83 to be judges of the respective juvenile and domestic relations district courts. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange the clerk will close the roll. Their vote?
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 0.
Bill Howell
Ayes 37, nos 0. The question is all in favor of the nominee of the Senate by the floor amendment of Senator Obenshain as namedpy Senate resolution number 83 to be a judge record their votes ay. Those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 23, nos 0.
Bill Howell
Ayes 23, nos 0. As many are in favor of the nominee as named by resolution number 84 to be a member of the judicial inquiry and review commission record aye. Those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, no 0.
[Unknown]
The chair appoints senators Chafin, Sturtevant and Deeds could count the votes. The Senate h stand at ease. [Senate at ease] resumed. The clerk will read the report to count the vote.
[Unknown]
The committee has report the as follows. Number of votes necessary to elect in the House of delegates 51 and the Senate 21.
[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. The joint order no. 536 will be
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move that we waive the reading of the report.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the report be waived. All in favor of the motion willd no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2. The reading of the report is waived. The Senator from Franklin, your light is on. Did you -- okay. Thank you. Those named in the report having been elected to the House of thefest are declared duly elect the 80s judges of the respective circuit courts, general district and juvenile and domestic relations courts for the terms set forth. Congratulations to those elected. The Senator from -- madam clerk. >> On Page 5 of the calendar, the conferees on the part of the Senate is named by the chairman of rules committee McDougle, Newman and Deeds and that is a change. Deeds. On Page .