01/25/2017 Senate Proceedings

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SR110—00:00:29
SB1325—00:01:17
SB1150—00:01:25
SB1204—00:01:12
Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)—00:07
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:03
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:00
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:09
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)—00:03
Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)—00:03
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—01:48
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:03
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:05
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:03
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)—00:31
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:02
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:05
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—01:55
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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend Mark Morrow, CrossWalk Church,
Williamsburg, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Howell dispensed with reading of Journal (37?Y
3?N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10124): reading waived (37?Y 2?N)

The House of Delegates has passed the following House bills: HB
1392, 1454, 1578, 1625, 1640, 1642, 1671, 1675, 1705, 1728, 1732, 1754, 1766,
1775, 1777, 1798, 1840, 1846, 1888, 1942, 1946, 2023, 2072, 2153, 2301

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint
resolutions: HJ 548, 573, 610, 612, 640, 649, 656, 744, 745, 750, 762, 765,
766, 767, 813

House bills and joint resolutions presented, and joint resolution
laid on Clerks Desk: see January 26 Senate Calendar

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS REPORTED

From Finance: SB 801A, 868, 876A, 897, 934A, 962, 1026, 1033S,
1045, 1050, 1064S, 1145A, 1308, 1349A, 1350S, 1438, 1520; HB 1521

From Local Government: SB 920, 967S, 976, 992S, 1173, 1189A, 1203,
1311, 1318, 1319, 1429

From Privileges and Elections: SB 871S rereferred to Finance, 872S,
1105S, 1253S rereferred to Finance, 1441, 1454 rereferred to Finance, 1455A,
1467S, 1487; SJ 307, 308, 309A, 310

SB 1593 - offered by Senator Petersen (unanimous consent to
introduce by voice vote)

SJ 342 - offered by Senator Vogel

SR 121 - offered by Senator Mason

Bill and joint resolution presented, ordered printed and
referred/resolution laid on Clerks Desk: see January 26 Senate Calendar

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB1108 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1127 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1144 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1306 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1313 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1448 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1469 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 919 - Out of block, Passed by for day

SB1216 - Out of block, Passed by for day

SB1325 - Out of block, Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB1150 - Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)

SB1204 - Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB1006 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB1273 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB1377 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB1465 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB 816 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 825 - Read second time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Wexton floor amendments agreed to (voice vote), Engrossed by Senate
(voice vote)

SB 862 - Read second time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1047 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1091 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1298 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1347 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1474 - Read second time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 798 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 875 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 886 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 916 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1019 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1040 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1074 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1102 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1136 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1158 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1175 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1186 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1202 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1205 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1217 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1248 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1274 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1289 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1369 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1370 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1390 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1463 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 783 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 793 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 812 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 822 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 990 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1128 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1171 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1201 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1258 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1261 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1268 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1296 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1320 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1332 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1400 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1437 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned at 1:10 p.m. to
convene Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12 m. 

 

Transcript

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

[Unknown]
Please stand by.
[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 kindly retire to the gallery. The senators and all in in prayer by the Reverend mark attendance will stand and be led marrow, crosswalk church, Williamsburg. Reverend morrow, welcome.
[Unknown]
Good afternoon. Let's pray. Almighty God, we pause to acknowledge you as a citizen of this great commonwealth I pray for each and every one of these legislators. We are so grateful for their sacrificial service, not only here in Richmond these six weeks but also back in their home jurisdictions throughout the rest of the year when they have to tend to so many countless functions as elected officials. I pray that you would grant them wisdom for the many issues on which they will deliberate today and May they possess a spirit of cooperation as they seek win-win solutions for the vast array of challenges that face us. And bestow upon them health and stamina. God, we thank you for Virginia. We are grateful for your bountiful blessings. In your name, we pray, amen.
[Unknown]
Amen.
Bill Howell
The clerk will call the roll, all those present will please vote aye. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
You have a quorum, Mr. President. Senate journal for Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
Bill Howell
The nor from northern Fairfax County moves that the raeing of the journal be waived. All in favor of waiving the reading of the journal please are the senators ready to vote? Vote aye, opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll. Ayes 37, nos 3.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 3. The reading of the journal is waived.
[Unknown]
I move that we waived reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the reading of the communication be waived. All in favor of the motion will. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2.
[Unknown]
The clerk will please report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk.
[Unknown]
The time has come to welcome visitors to the gallery and take up other matters of the morning hour. Senator DeSteph .
[Unknown]
Good morning, Mr. President. How are you doing today?
[Unknown]
Good afternoon, Senator .
[Unknown]
I have two introductions this morning, I believe. The first from Virginia beach we have city councilwoman Shannon kane and councilman jim woods with us today.
[Unknown]
Would you please rise if you are with us. Thank you all for being here with us today and welcome to Mr. Thank you for making the trip from Virginia beach. Thanks for all you do from the great city.
[Unknown]
I would ask the members to join me in offering Shannon kane and jim wood the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
And if I May for the second introduction we have Hampton roads association of commercial real estate h.R.Aker visiting to meet with legislators on issues of importance to the commercial real estate industry. They represent 550 members. Mr. President, I hope we will give the folks a warm welcome to the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from Hampton roads association for commercial real estate please rise. Thank you all. Virginia beach is well represented today. Thanks for making the trip and being here. We wish you safe travels back to Virginia beach. I ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Prince William, Senator McPike. I rise for an introduction.
Jeremy McPike
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Yale pleased to welcome stew didn'ts and alumni from george Mason university and on bahaism of Senator Reeves from Spotsylvania and the senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant as fellow gmu alums as well to support their effort. Nearly 100 students and staff as well as president age cabrera as well as senior vice president j.J. Davis. I'm proud of george Mason university for many reasons. Mason is now the largest public university in Virginia. They received the prestigious designation as being one of a top 115 research universities in the entire nation. Mason's enrollment is now run by 18% of the last 10 years attracting 31% of the state total growth amongst four year universities and Mason has been recognize the as one of a small handful of universities with a zero difference graduation rates amongst african american, his hispanic students. I ask you to provide the warm welcome of the Senate .
Glen Sturtevant
Thank you, Senator. Would the members from george Mason university please rise. We can recognize you in your gold and green. Doing great things at george Mason. We wish you the best in your endeavors. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering members from george Mason university the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause] the Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant .
Siobhan Dunnavant
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
Glen Sturtevant
The Senator has the floor.
Siobhan Dunnavant
I would like to welcome the Virginia assisted living association today. They are a nonprofit dedicated to providing advocacy, communication, education and resources to the assisted living industry in Virginia. The association represents more than 150 assisted living communities to provide care to over 12,000 residents throughout the commonwealth. I'm delighted to have them here with us today as they advocate for members. Please join me in offering them a warm welcome to the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from Virginia assist the living association please rise? Thank you all for being with us. And speaking on behalf of my 93-year-old father you do terrific work in the commonwealth. Thanks for taking such good car of our elderly. Welcome the members of the Virginia assisted living association the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The senior Senator, Senator Deeds .
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Today, hundreds of concerned mental health advocates from all corners of Virginia are participating in mental health y day and the campaign for children Ms mental health. They are spending the day meeting with elected officials and sharing stories and advocating for adequate resources to improve and strengthen the mental health system for children and adults. They are here to advocate for passage of same day access and increase in children's crisis and response services and increase in permanent support of housing for adults with mental I 'llness. Illness. They would tell you when they come by your office that half of all mental illnesses exhibit themselves by the time a person is 14 years old. It is critical that treat the people. I would you for the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Would members from the national alliance for mental illness please rise. Thank you all. As the Senator said, there is a tremendous need and we want to make sure that all individuals in Virginia have access to quality and affordable mental healthcare. We appreciate you advocating for that cause. I would ask the members to join me in offering the member the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I tried to eat lightly at lunch time around here and usually confine myself to maybe a yogurt or something but today, we have got a group from Rockingham County which you May have heard is the number one ag producing county in Virginia. But the Rockingham representatives from the Virginia farm bureau federation women's committee is here and they delivered to my desk a double helping of tomato sandwiches which had some of the best winter tomatoes that I think I ever had and maybe even some home made bread. I under stand there are 750 sandwiches that May still be available over in the first floor of the capitol. Mr. President and also we are the number one dairy producing county in Virginia and I have two containers of milk that I would share with somebody, maybe a Page would like some milk. I would like you to extend the warm welcome of the Senate to the Virginia farm bureau women's committee.
[Unknown]
If you leave here today hungry or thirsty, it is your own fault. Would margaret, barbie, sandy and ginger please rise if you are with us today. All right. I look to the wrong side. Thank you so much. And thanks for keeping us well fed and believe it or not, we do miss some meals here and there. It is always kind of you to be here to make sure our nutrition is where it should be. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering members from the Virginia farm bureau women's committee from Rockingham County the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from chestfield, Senator Chase. I would like to rise for purposes of two introductions.
Amanda Chase
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I would like to extend a warm welcome to the esteemed representatives from the fraternal order of police of Virginia. We have a dear friend of mine, president kevin carol who is not only one of my constituents but the president of the fraternal order of police for the state. Vice president john ortburger, tommy Williams and Mr. Styles, the international trust tree. 7500 law epiforcement officers from across the commonwealth and from a wide variety of agencies and departments. And today is a very special day, Mr. President. Today is the 30th annual law enforcement appreciation day and I want to personally thank the fraternal order of police and larger law enforcement community for the great service they do our state and for the sacrifices they make every day for the pursuit of justice. I want to encourage all of our legislateors to attend a law enforcement appreciation today. There is a reception at 5:30 this evening at the Virginia war memorial. Thank you.
Amanda Chase
Thank you, Senator. With members from the fraternal order of police please rise. Thank you all for being with us today. And thank you for helping to keep our coup streets around communities safe. And kevin carol, thank you for your leadership. Just so you all know, Mr. Carol sponsors and brings chili each year. Always the number one chili. He was unable to make it this year but his chili won again this year. Thanks for being here and advocating for what we need for law enforcement agents across the commonwealth. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering the members of the fraternal order of police the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Chesterfield, Senator Chase. Thank you, Mr. President. As I promised I have a second introduction. The community coalition of Virginia. A statewide nonprofit organization that consists of representation of substance abuse prevention coalitions across the state to help prevent and reduce substance abuse and relate the risk factors. We want to thank them for being here and for all they do.
Amanda Chase
Thank you, Senator. Would members please rise. Thank you all for being here. And I enjoyed visiting with you this morning. As we discussed opioid addict is, a challenge that we all in Virginia need to wrap our arms around. Over a thousand deaths will occur this year. We are sorry about that, but these folks need our help. Thank you for what you do across the commonwealth. I would ask the members to join me in offering the warm welcome of the Senate to the community coalition of Virginia. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen. The Senator has the floor.
Chap Petersen
Like a few of you, I led a double life. I had an argument in the federal appeals court and my legal assistant came down to help me prepare and she is in the gallery today. I would ask if she could be recognized by the body. Maggie loubash
[Unknown]
Thank now where being here and helping the good Senator from Fairfax. Sounds like you had an active morning. I would ask the members to join me in offering the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
Chap Petersen
The Senator from Mecklenburg, Senator Ruff
Frank Ruff
Thank you, Mr. President. You mentioned good food today and to add on to that we have delicious Brunswick stew on the members' desk. We have joining us some folks who started preparing that at 1:30 this morning and we are delighted that some of them in the gallery today. I ask you to welcome this year's stewmasters winners, the steed family, bill, beverly and chad and those helping them today, zach mate lin, william stewart, brenda ruddick and wendy Wright
[Unknown]
Would members from the Brunswick County that provided us the Brunswick stew today please rise. [applause]
Frank Ruff
It is great seeing you here. Your stew was so delicious we will give you two applauses. Thank you for be here. I appreciate you letting me come out and help stir it a little bit, too. I will take a little bit of credit for the taste of the stew today. Thanks again for being here and we look forward to seeing you each year. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering folks from Brunswick County the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment
Tommy Norment
I rise for purposes of an introduction in absencia
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Tommy Norment
We started off with an in vocation from mark morrow. He ministers to many parishonners and had leave early to go across the street. One of his friends is in the final stages of leukemia and he was going over to pray with them. Mark is an extraordinary gentleman and he came to Williamsburg 19 years ago and started a church. It began in his living room with 25 parrishoners. They now have five locations and actually have opened some in korea. So he has done some international traveling. He is an extraordinary guy. I don't know how I manages to balance his schedule because those of us who are parents pars would reflect on it. He has 10 childrens. Perhapses that is what led him to the ministry. [laughter]
[Unknown]
He is an exceptional guy and he and his wife pam have been involved in the community and his son drew was with him today. I'm sorry that he had to leave on some of his pastorrial business
[Unknown]
I would ask the Senate to join me in offering a round of applause for the Reverend mark morrow out of Williamsburg, Virginia. [applause] the Senator from Portsmouth, Senator Lucas >> I rise for an introduction.
Louise Lucas
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
There is a contingency you've electricked and appointed -- elected and appointed officials visiting the capitol today. I would like to call your attention to those three on our side this morning. My dear good friend, john roe who is the new city manager. I mean was the city manager and now the mayor. And the vice mayor and our city manager now, Dr. Lydia paton. So on behalf of the Senator from Hampton and the Senator from southern Chesapeake, I would appreciate it if you would extend to them the very warm welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would mayor jo and vice chair and manager patton please rise. Welcome and congratulations on your recent win. We are proud of you and I think Senator Norment and I would booth agree, good to have another in the House. Thanks for being here and doing all your great work in the city of Portsmouth. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Russell County, Senator Chafin .
Ben Chafin
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for two introductions
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Ben Chafin
I want to welcome to the Senate gallery both staff and board members of spearhead trails which is located in May district and also Senator Carrico Ms. District. A speer Head is an authority of the commonwealth vital bringing to southwest Virginia private investors and tourism dollars. Visitors throughout the nation are visiting our trail systems designed for offroad vehicles, biking, hiking and equestrian. Spearhead currently has 260 miles of trails open on five trail systems and another hundred miles to be added this year jerk any that you,governor, also individualed the mountain value trail just last July and saw the economic development growth. In the gallery are the interim executive director Charlotte mullins of Bristol shawn lindsay of blake city and jack mcclan mcclanahan. Join me in giving them the warm welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
Would the members place rise. Thank you all for making the trip from st. Paul and as the good Senator Chafin said, I really did enjoy my time out there. For any either in the gallery or the Senate if you get a chance to go out to paint saul and perps the trails it is a great experience
[Unknown]
Thank you all for being here. We lack forward to your I know you will reach out and business. Tell tomorrow bees how great you have here. It is always great seeing you. Welcome back any time to Mr. Jefferson's capitol. I ask the members to join me in working the members of the spearhead -- join me in offering the warm welcome of the Senate. The Senator from Russell
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I also have here today with me a group of students and an advisor from the university of Virginia 's college at weiss. The university of Virginia 's college is both -- it is actually in Senator Carrico 's district and kind of surrounded by my district but it is an economic engine itself, Virginia. Currently it is growing its fatprint student body. My way of graduated from there -- my wife graduated from there and along with a couple of politically active twins known as the Kilgore boys. I would ask that you give the warm welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
Would the members from the university of Virginia college please rise. Thank you all for being here and as the Senator said it is an important part of workforce development in the midwest. We hope you help to bring folks talentnd and innovate everything. Please join me in offering the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Richmond city, Senator McClellan
Jennifer McClellan
I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Jennifer McClellan
We have students and faculty from Virginia union university here in the city of Richmond, which was founded in 1865 in the wake of the civil war. Over at lumpkins jail. One of the most notorious slave jails in the country at the time. It's owner, the widow of the owner of that jail herself who had been a shave give that property to ahow students to begin taking classes. Some of the more notable alumni from Virginia university include civil rights ledge ins wyatt t. Walker and spotswood Robinson. Samuel Lee, the first african american admiral of the navy. Former governor doug wilder and Senator benjamin Lambert and former Senator Henry Marsh and delegates dwight gomes and mamie, and dallas mcglen and two good basketball players, charles oakley and ben wallace. The students are recipients for grateful for many of them, the tag grant to watch us in action. I ask that we give the students and faculty a warm welcome
[Unknown]
Would members of the university please rise? What a great group you have and great educational opportunity you have. Thanks for being here today. What an esteemed list of graduates from our university. Just on a side note, one of your alumni last night bin wallace be played on the Senate 's basketball team. We came up just a little bit short but we will be back next year and I hope ben will be with us next year as well. Thank you all for being here today. It is great seeing you and wish you a great day here in the capital.Please offer the warm wf the Senate. [applause] the senior Senator from Fairfax, Senator Saslaw >> I would like to call your attention in the gallery and members of the gallery to welcome a group of 55 members from the northern Virginia association of realtors. And they are here with mary beth coya. They are all very active in the community and I would ask that you extend to them a welcome from the Senate of Virginia
Dick Saslaw
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the northern Virginia realtors please rise. Wow, who is selling homes while you are here? You have a great contingency. Thanks for being here and I hope things are going well up in northern Virginia in the world of real estate. I wish you safe travels back there when you leave. I ask the members to please join me in offering members from the northern Virginia realtors the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause] the Senator from Williamsburg, Senator Mason. >> Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
Monty Mason
The Senator has the floor
Dick Saslaw
Thank you, Mr. President. Today in the gallery we are joined by two of the newest members of the Williamsburg city council and new assistant city manager. One of the youngest members of city council ever Ms. Barbara ramsey an alumni of the college of william and mary and returned after an international career in business and became immediately involved in the community and many of us were very happy to see her throw her hat in the ring for city council this year and she works extremely hard, one. Our next member of city council is the second student ever to be elected from the college of william and mary. The gentleman from James city county spoke to a group about how in his class at william and mary hugh he proses people to run for public ovicyst. Also, Mr. President, I wish I knew which colleagues to needle for us stealing andrew travet from the western part of the state but I don't. That was an outstanding hire of a next generation administrator and leader and we are thrilled to have the new members of council and new administrator in the city of Williamsburg. Join the gentleman from James city county and me offering the Senate warm welcome
Monty Mason
Would you please rise. Thanks for making your way from the great city of Williamsburg. Congratulations for your accomplishments. Our son is a tribesmen so we had a lot of memorable times in the city of Williamsburg. A great part of Virginia. I would ask you to join me in offering the warm quarterback of the Senate. [applause] -- the warm welcome of the Senate. Is there any other business for the morning hour? The Senator from Franklin, Senator Stanley
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for the purposes of two introductions, as a matter of fact
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Dan: the Senator has the floor
Bill Stanley
I had the honor of being on a legislative span for the panel e Virginia chamber of commerce. I was so excited because I was going to be sitting with the Senator from James city. Like a pinnacle of my career until the Senator from James city found out I was going to be on the panel and he sent the Senator from Bedford in his place. Be that as it May, today is chamber day at the general assembly. I would like to recognize the chambers here today for chamber day. Virginia chamber is a nonpartisan business that works at the state and federal level to be a force for long-term economic growth in the commonwealth. They are the largest business advocacy organization in the commonwealth with more than 25,000 members. They will be hosting at the old dominion assembly legislative reception this evening at the Richmond hilton downtown and, of course, you all are invited to the members on chamber day and I attend at join me in welcoming ask that you extend too them the warm welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the Virginia chamber rise? Senator, they May be watching wg from another room but I enjoyed being with you all as well this morning and we appreciate all that you do to support business development in the commonwealth of Virginia. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering members from the Virginia chamber the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
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The Senator from Franklin County
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The Senator from James city said after they heard me they decided not to come today
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Well, I believe --
[Unknown]
I don't believe he said that
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That was the word on the street, Senator
[Unknown]
Makes it all clear now for me, Mr. President. Mr. President, I also rise to introduce someone who I call a close friend. In politics we travel our districts and many times we get to meet people and sometimes it is only for an instant but they make an impression for a lifetime. Other times you get to meet them and at that instant you are so impressed with them and who they are and what they do that they become friends for a lifetime. This gentleman is a friend for a lifetime and someone I admire greatly. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, my friend chad Martin is probably one of the greatest advocate in my area for the poor, the down trodden, those seeking help, he has always been there at great sacrifice of his time and great sacrifice of his emotion when he could have been doing something else. He was there being the voice for the voiceless. I admire him so greatly and over the time I have gotten to know him and first down that he is a soldier of God, he has a heart of gold and I swear one of the best people that we have in the city of Martinsville. Chad not only reaches out and helps people but also decided for himself because he wanted to make a difference and wanted to make a change in the city of Martinsville that has been struggling for so long so he die sided to make that sacrifice all of us here have made and he ran for public office. Not only did he run for the city council of martins val he was selected with the widest margin of votes and immediately elected to become the vice chair-mile-an-hourman. This is one of the greatest days to introduce one of the greatest friends I have. If you would extend the warm welcome of the Senate, I would appreciate it
[Unknown]
Would vice chairman chad mar Martin please rise? What else can I say. Congratulations and as the good Senator from Franklin County said, thanks for your public service and for what you are doing for Martinsville. I would ask the members to join me in offering vice mayor chad Martin the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The clerk will please call the calendar Senate calendar for Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Uncontested calendar, Senate bills on third reading.
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The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment
Tommy Norment
Good evening, Mr. President. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I respectfully move that the Senate bills on the third reading on the uncontested calendar which would include all bills only on pages 1-4 including 919 through Senate bill 1469 be passed on the final passage in the block. If any Senator desires to remove a bill from the block do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill
Tommy Norment
The question is shall the Senate bills on the uncontested calendar third reading pages-4 Senate bill 919 through Senate bill 1469 be place the upon the 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 say aye. Those opposed no. The ayes have it. The bills are before us. The clerk would please read the numbers
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Senate bill 919
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Mr. President
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The Senator from Rockingham
[Unknown]
I would ask that 919 come out of the block bye for the day
Bill Howell
Without objection, 919 out of the block and bye for the day.
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Senate bill 1108.
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Bill: Senate bill 1127. Senate bill 1144. Senate bill 1216
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Mr. President
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The Senator from Fairfax city
[Unknown]
Could Senate bill 1216 come out of the block and go bye for the day
[Unknown]
With that objection, bill 126 will come out of the block and bye for the day
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1306 Senate bill 1313. Senate bill 1325
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Mr. President
[Unknown]
Can s.B. 1325 come out of the block, please
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1325 will come out of the block
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Senate bill 1448. Senate bill 1469.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bills in the block pass. That is all bills except for 919, 1216 and 1325. All in favor of the motion willo pposed no. Have all the delegates voted? Are all the senators ready to v? Do any senators desire to cha nge their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 40, nos 0
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Ayes 40, nos 0. The bills in the block pass. On Page 4, Senate bill 1325, the Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask that we pass the bill.
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The Senator has the floor
Bill Carrico
Senate bill 1325 is an unusual bill for me. This came to me by the request of witt county. Normally I wouldn't be carrying these but they had no control over where the federal highway system builds the interstate. The development of that project they are doing off of I --81 it in close proximity to the interstate and the current law requires you to be 3,000 feet and this bill narrows that scope just in that region where I -81 and the service road that connects and it allows a licensed establishment to be built there. I would be apply prehen seven, however, the state police fourth division ledquarters is directly across the street. Each time you take a sip, a trooper passes by. I hope you pass the bill
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 1325 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the delegates voted? Do any senators desire to cha nge their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 36, nos 4
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Ayes 36, nos 4. The bill passes. [applause]
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Regular calendar Senate bills on third reading. S.B. 1150. A bill to amend an
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The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola
Barbara Favola
I would move that the bill pass and speaking to the motion.
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The Senator has the floor.
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. What this bill does is it directs the abc board to make available to retail licensees who sell alcohol on their premises to also allow their employees to partake in a training module that is intended to help bartenders intervene when they see a potential case of sexual harassment or even sexual assault. This is voluntary, abc has already created the training module. And there is some preliminary evidence to suggest that these kinds of programs work. There was an evaluation done on -- in an area that was nearb. They did an analysis and found that actually the reporting of sexual assaults went down 11% in that particular area after this bar bystander training had been implemented. So I strongly urge the ladies and gentlemen of the Senate to pass this measure. Thank you.
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 1150 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the delegates voted? Do any senators desire to cha nge their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 39, nos 0
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Ayes 39, nos 0. The bill passes
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12014 a bill relating to source of dog or cat for sale, local ordinance
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Senator Lewis
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I move the bill pass and speaking to the motion
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The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1204 follows up on work done in the assembly in 2008 where we redefined and restricted Virginia commercial breeders trying to crack down on the bad apples in the group specifically referred to often times as puppy mills. What this Senate bill does is enable the locality some freedom in passing ordinances to restrict sales by pet stores in their localities so that products of puppy mills are not injected into the community. Virginia's laws have in some cases been ignored by the pet stores. They are also putting a strain on only of our city shelters. This bill is supported by shelters and by the animal advocacy groups. I remenu that the motion pass.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill pass. All in favor of the motion wille ir votes aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes
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Uncontested calendar. Senate bills on second reading
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Senator Norment
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I now move that the Senate bills on the second reading on the uncontested calendar which would include all Senate bills on pages 5 and 6 including Senate bill 1006 through 1465 be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Any Senator who desires to move please indicate so after the clerk reads the number
[Unknown]
The question is shall pages 5-6, Senate bill 1006 through 1465 be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. In the block after the adoption of amendments there to that any Senator deicing to remove a bill from the block, do so after the clerk read the number of the bill. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The motion agreed to.
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I move the substitute be agreed to the question is Hall the committee subsi tout be agreed to. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. Senate bill 1273, reported from committee for courts of justice. Senate bill 1377. Reported from committee for courts of justice with substitute.
[Unknown]
Shall the committee substitute be agreed to?
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Bill 1465 reported from the committee for courts of justice
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate bills be engrossed and sad vanceed to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bills engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Senate bill 816, a bill relating to grand larceny and certain property crimes; threshold. Reported from committee for courts of justice with substitute.
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The nor from ear Fairfax County, Senator Surovell
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I move the committee substitute
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The question is Hall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The stub city Suit is agreed to. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County ?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Senate bill 825, a bill relating reported from committee for courts of justice with amendments.
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Two floor amendments.
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The junior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Wexton
Jennifer Wexton
I move the committee amendment
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The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
Jennifer Wexton
The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to. The junior Senator from Loudoun
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I waive the reading of the floor amendment
[Unknown]
The question is shall the reading of the floor amendments be waived. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The reading of the floor amendments is waived. The Senator from Loudoun .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the floor amendments and speaking to that motion
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. The bill as introduced called for the petitions to be filed the amend meants remove the requirement this they be filed in the court of appeals and instead filed in the circuit court from which the convictions arose floor amendments be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the all in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The floor amendments are agreed to. The senior Senator from Loudoun
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is Hall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
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Senate bill 862. A bill relating to driving after for fitture of license. Reported from committee for courts of justice with amendments.
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The Senator from eastern Fairfax, Senator Surovell
Scott Surovell
I move the committee amendments. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to.
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The Senator from eastern Fairfax County ? The bill is engrossed and advanced to its third reading. Senate bill 1047, a bill relating to dcjs training standards; community engaged policing. Reported from the committee of courts of justice
Scott Surovell
Senator lieu it is cass
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The move that the bill engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is gross.
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Senate bill 1091, a bill relating to marijuana offenses; driver's license forfeiture. Reported from committee for courts of justice.
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The nor from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin
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I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
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Senate bill 1298, a bill relating to possession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes; exceptions. Reported from committee for courts of justice.
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The Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the
[Unknown]
The question is shall the third reading. Bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Senate bill 1347, a bill relating to concealed weapons permits; concealed weapons other than firearms; furnishing certain weapons to minors; furnishing certain weapons. Reported from committee for courts of justice with substitute.
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The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. Move the committee substitute
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The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute a agreed to. The no are from Spotsylvania
Bryce Reeves
Mr. President, I ask that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
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Senate bill 1474, a bill relating to resisting arrest; penalty. Reported from committee for courts of justice with amendments.
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The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph
Bill DeSteph
Mr. President, I would like to adopt the committee
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The question is shall the amendments committee amends be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to. The junior Senator from Virginia beach.
Bill DeSteph
Mr. President, I would like to move that the amendments be adopted and the bill engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
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Uncontested calendar Senate bills on first reading.
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The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I would move all of the Senate bills on the first reading on both the uncontested and regular calendar including all Senate bills on pages so through 22, including Senate bill 798 through 1437 that the rules of the Senate be suspended and the first constitutional reading of the titles be dispensed with
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the first reading of the titles of Senate bills on the uncontested and regular calendars pages 10-22 bills 798 through 1437 be dispensed with? All in favor of the motion will. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll. The reading is dispensed with. The Senator from James city county?
Tommy Norment
I would now move that all of the bills be passed bye for the day, sir
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate bills on uncontested and regular calendars on second reading go bye for the day. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bills will go bye for the day. Is there any other business for the Senate ? The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Inquire of the clerk does that complete today's calendar?
[Unknown]
Yes,
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I thank you, madam clerk. Is there any other business for the Senate ?
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Mr. President
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The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico
Bill Carrico
Can we return to the morning hour briefly for introduction
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. The Senator has the floor.
Bill Carrico
Mr. President, I am honored that we are in the gallery today being visited by some constituents of mine from the town of abington. The mayor kathy lowe and the town attorney debra coffee eisenhower and the town councilwoman cindy paterson are here today with us in the gallery and I would hope the body would give them a warm welcome
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would mayor lowe, town attorney debra coffee eisenhower and cindy paterson please rise? And your guests please rise. Thank you all for being here. Thanks for your patience and what a beautiful town abington is and I have enjoyed coming out there and hopefully we will come back again for another visit. Thanks for being here today. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering the folks from abbington Virginia the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause] the Senator from southern Fairfax County, Senator Barker >> Mr. President,
George Barker
The Senator has the floor. Attention to nathan
[Unknown]
I call your Lee and alex visit today and presenting testimony on a bill along with the mother of one of the two students and their teacher kathy who actually taught my daughter at a different high school in Fairfax County several years ago and her husband. I hope it would be your pleasure to recognize them and give them the warm welcome of the Senate
George Barker
Would members from the sin centerville high school rise. Welcome and lacking forward to hearing your -- looking forward to hearing your testimony. We wish you the best this afternoon. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering Mr. Nathan Lee and alex kim the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
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The Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke .
Mamie Locke
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise on a point of personal privilege
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The Senator has the floor
Mamie Locke
Thank you, Mr. President. The close of year three in the mcawful legislative administration has proved to be another example of building a new Virginia economy and prove ton be paying off. The governor announce the the December unemployment rate data yesterday and the results continue to show forward momentum. In addition to in creeing the labor force for the 5th consecutive month, Virginia added 4,000 jobs making -- 14,000 jobs. Employment dropped to 4.1% down to 5. H. Percent when the governor took office and the unemployment the low of the seen in 40 years since 1973. The efforts bitted a in instruction to transform the economy have been trending upward since the end of its first year. It took just two years to surpass the four year job creation totals of the previous administration. Although there are still challenges ahead, the governor's agenda to diversify through targeted investments in education, work force training and infrastructure is building a foundation attracting and retaining the job creators and workforce in the emerging fields of the 24th century and he has the numbers to prove it. Thank you, Mr. President
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen
Chap Petersen
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for a lamentation
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The Senator has the floor
Chap Petersen
Last night was our basketball game and unfortunately we came out on the short end of the score. Before I do say that, there was a shooting contest beforehand which we actually won, believe it or not by the score of 81-19. I will say personally I never hit a half court shot in my life and I hit two. Unfortunately, that was not the real game. We would have done well to adjourn and immediately recess at that point. We lost 31-17 but there were a lot of winners if not for the team. First of all, the vcu pep band and cheerleaders were there and cheered for our gamend at governors vs. The lobbyists game. They came out on their time to do it. Secondly, the lobbyists who raised money and defeated the governor's team in a well played basketball game which was the undercard to our game. The governor's staff there was there and also played. Our coach, Senator Hanger. As I call him the walter matthau to our bad news bears. Who let everyone play as much as I told him don't put certain people in, including myself, I might add
[Unknown]
And then, of course, massey cancer center. They raised 21,000 as of tonight. This is what is known as a check. You are allowed to sign it and it will transfer funds from your account to the charity. If you have one of these, please bring it by my office in room 329. It is my intention to try and raise at least close to the $10,000 we raised last year. If I could ask everyone to at least consider $250 that will get us close to the goal. And then the players. I was going to do this and now -- I 'm just going to do it. A regular Sturtevant, Norment, Barker, McPike, Mason, Surovell. I will get to that. Leaving anybody else out? Reeves. Senator Reeves didn't score but I did get a call from jay gruden who wanted to know if he was available for training camp. And then I got to recognize the pages. They were winners and did a great job and cheered us on and made us look good and stayed enthusiastic even though we were down by I think at one point 22-5. They did a great job and we appreciate it. [applause] so, DeSteph. I got Senator DeSteph did I not mention. The bottom line it we are going to keep trying to recruit celebrities. We do have at least one celebrity. I have my on on, Senator Locke is help me with that. It May be a 12 month process but we will come back and train. I will have a fitness program this summer. But, thank you all for supporting us. For supporting the cancer center and we shall return.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. I would just add our coach who is a gentleman and a statesman and this May be the first time in history I actually had a technical foul called on him last night. The Senator from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, could I agres that?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
One of the rules was you had to maintain at least three senators on the table at a time, three members on the floor at the same time. Well, we needed help and our sergeant at arms there so I counted hobie our sergeant of arms as a member of the Senate and had him on the floor and they called a technical foul on me and stopped everything and now shot. I will make a formal protest. I think he is a member of the Senate appropriately so and should be allowed to take his position on the floor. Thank you, Mr. President
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Thank you, Senator. The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph
Bill DeSteph
I rise for a point of personal privilege
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The Senator has the floor
Bill DeSteph
While today we were conducting the business of the commonwealth the stock market hit an all-time record high breaking the 20,000 barrier. I think that is good for anybody if they want to take a look at their 401(k). No matter what you think of the gentleman in the white House look at your 401(k) and I think your opinion May change a little bit
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The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. He was just checking my stocks. He's right. This is great. He at least made my stocks great again, I can tell you that. The rise for the purpose of an announcement
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The Senator has the floor
Bill Stanley
Thank you Mr. President and members of the body. Have receptions going on and the chamber as I said earlier. Also tonight bringing here to Richmond the members of the board of directors of new college institute. New college institute in Martinsville of which they have made me the chairman of the board that they May -- hopefully this will work out and they May mayregret it. Let's hope it works out. From 6:00 to 8:00 a reception we would love you to meet the great volunteers that serve on the board. Leaders in industry and they really care about the revitalization of Martinsville city emmitt is buying. So free drinks on emmitt. We love to see you down there. I know you have a lot of different things to do. If you could stop by that would mean so much in the city of Martinsville. 6:00 to 8:00 at the tobacco company. Look forward to seeing you there
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A quick point of personal privilege
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
How many times have we heard from the colleagues in the House that they deserve more positions because they have greater numbers. Because we have few ernumbers in relation to the technical foul granted to my friend from Augusta, excuse me, and that we should only have to have two senators on the floor and they should have three House members on the floor. Fair is fair
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Is there any other business to come before the Senate ? The clerk will please report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
Today, Wednesday, January 25, committee for courts of justice will meet 15 minutes after adjournment in Senate room b. The committee on transportation will meet 5 minutes after a-- 15 minutes after adjournment in Senate room a. A change. Transportation 15 minutes after adjournment. The finance subcommittee on transportation meets at 4:00 p.M., 10th floor conference room. Wagner is Saslaw, Newman, Dunnavant. Tomorrow, Thursday, January 26. The finance subcommittee on capital outlay meets at 8:00 a.M. 10th floor conference room. Senators Norment, Saslaw, Ruff, Wagner and McDougle. The Hampton roads caucus at 8:0. The committee on education and health and 8:30 a.M. Senate room b. The commerce and labor subcommittee on renewable energy at 9:00 a.M., third floor east conference room. Chafin, Wagner, Sturtevant and Dance. The republican caucus at 11:30 a.M. Senate room 2 and the democratic caucus at 11:30 a.M. In conference room one
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The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman
Steve Newman
I move that the Senate do now adjourn until 12 noon tomorrow
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. (Senate adjourned at 1:10 p.M.) (Senate adjourned at 1:10 p.M.)