01/27/2017 Senate Proceedings

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Index

HB1521—00:00:20
SB793—00:00:36
SB812—00:00:39
SB822—00:01:29
SB990—00:01:27
SB1128—00:00:22
SB1171—00:03:10
SB1201—00:00:48
SB1258—00:01:44
SB1261—00:01:12
SB1268—00:00:53
SB1265—00:00:40
SB1296—00:00:53
SB1320—00:00:26
SB1332—00:01:15
SB1400—00:02:22
SB1437—00:01:22
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)—00:00
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:09
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:07
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:02
Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)—00:05
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:07
Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)—03:50
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:05
Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)—00:00
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—03:45
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—01:24
Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)—00:07
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:10
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:02
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:05
Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:03
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:00
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)—00:00
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:03
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:03
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—04:39
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Minutes

Called to order at 10:30 a.m. by Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam

Prayer offered by The Reverend Leon Benjamin, New Life Harvest
Church, Richmond, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Black dispensed with reading of Journal (35?Y
1?N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE(HN10126): reading waived (38?Y 0-N 1-A)

The House of Delegates has passed the following House bills: HB
1404, 1415, 1433, 1437, 1448, 1455, 1456, 1466, 1476, 1478, 1479, 1490, 1492,
1493, 1515, 1516, 1529, 1545, 1552, 1560, 1565, 1580, 1589, 1604, 1608, 1617,
1618, 1621, 1626, 1630, 1641, 1646, 1647, 1652, 1654, 1668, 1681, 1692, 1709,
1713, 1770, 1791, 1810, 1812, 1816, 1874, 1882, 1884, 1889, 1903, 1913, 1921,
1931, 1983, 1992, 1994, 2050, 2166, 2169, 2172, 2268, 2291, 2329, 2341, 2377,
2379

House bills referred: see January 30 Senate Calendar

BILLS REPORTED

From Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources: SB
866S, 953, 1195S, 1224, 1270, 1395S, 1491

From Rehabilitation and Social Services:

Leave of absence granted: Senator Deeds

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE BILL ON THIRD READING

HB1521 - Read third time, passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 798 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 875 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 886 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 916 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1019 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1040 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1074 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1102 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1136 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1158 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1175 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1186 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1202 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1205 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1217 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1248 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1274 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1289 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1369 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1370 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1390 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB1463 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (39-Y 0-N)

SB 919 - Out of block, Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 783 - Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 14-N)

SB 793 - Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)

SB 812 - Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 3-N)

SB 822 - Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 14-N)

SB 990 - Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 7-N)SB1128 - Passed by for daySB1171 - Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N)SB1201 - Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 5-N)SB1258 - Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 6-N 2-A), Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N), Passed Senate (30-Y 7-N 2-A)SB1261 - Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 8-N)SB1268 - Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 12-N)SB1296 - Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 8-N), Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N), Passed Senate (32-Y 7-N)SB1320 - Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for daySB1332 - Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 6-N 1-A)SB1400 - Read third time and passed Senate (19-Y 19-N, Chair voted yea)

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 kindly retire to the gallery. The senators and all in attendance will please rise and be led in prayer by the Reverend leon benjamin, new life harvest church, Richmond .
[Unknown]
Reverend benjamin, thank you for being here.
[Unknown]
Let us pray. Dear heavenly father, thank you for letting us bee here in your mighty presence. Thank you, lord for strengthening us for this day. Thank you for giving us everything we need to collaborate and to make decisions that will be for the good of the people. Bless this wonderful state of Virginia, our governor, terry mcautograph I -- mcauliffe and r lieutenant governorener. Lord, we thank you for all our senators, all of us gathered here. We pray that you will enable each and every one of them to work together to be in unison. We pray the spirit of unity will engulf this room, that everything that is spoken will be done in love, in honor, and in hue humility. Father, we ask that you will now grace us now, this wonderful state of Virginia, to be a beacon of life for many others. Let there be a pattern. Let there be things that will be done here in the supernatural that will help all people across racial and denominational lines. We thank you, father, right now, that you will get all the glory today, you will get all the honor and all of the praise. We thank you, lord, that this is the day that you have made, madd we will rejoice and be glad in it. All these blessings we ask in the mighty name of jesus christ. Let everyone say 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]
Clerk: you have a quorum, Mr. President. Senate journal for Thursday, January 26th, 2017.
Bill Howell
The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black makes a motion to waive the reading of the journal. All in favor of waiving the reading of the journal will record their votes aye, opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Dick Black
Ayes 35, nos 1.
[Unknown]
The reading of the journal is waived, the clerk will please report any communications from the House. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I respectfully move that the clerk read the communications from the House of delegates. On second thought, I move that we waive the reading of the communications from the House of delegates.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. I know it's early in the morning. The question is, shall the Senate waive the reading of the communication from the House of delegates. All in favor of the motion will record their votes ay, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 38, nos 0, rule 36, one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0. The reading of the communication is waived. The clerk will please report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The time has come to recognize visitors to the gallery and take up other matters for the morning hour. The Senator from Accomack County, Senator Lewis .
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, members of the Senate, visiting with us in the gallery today is genevieve switzer, the sister owner of tnd block and also the secretary treasurer of the Virginia ready mix concrete association. Also with her today is her daughter marley Morgan, so I would ask the Senate give her a warm welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would genevieve and marley please rise. Welcome. I hope you had a great trip up here and thanks for visiting Mr. Jefferson's capital and I wish you safe returns. Have a great weekend. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering genevieve switzer and marley Morgan the warm welcome of the Senate. (applause). She's completed more than 100 applications for national historic registration applications, and many of her clients have utilizeed our tax credits to invigorate otherwise threatened properties that are critical to preserving Virginia 's rich and diverse history. She hails from clark county, Virginia, and I ask you please extend to her the very warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Please rise, if you're with us. Good morning. Thank you for making the trip and thanks for all you do for preserving our history across the commonwealth of Virginia. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering the warm welcome of the Senate. (applause).
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Richmond Senator, Senator sturdivant.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President today, our opening prayer was offered by the Reverend leon benjamin of new life harvest church here in Richmond. Leon is a very good friend of mine, a Richmond native. He attended huguenot high school at and Virginia union university. They have three beautiful children, dell carmen, destiny and leon junior. I open you will join me in recognizing Reverend benjamin in thanking him for the inspirational start to our day here today.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would Reverend benjamin please rise. Thank you so much for being with what a wonderful message you us this morning. Gave us. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for all the lives that you touch in your work. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering Reverend leon benjamin the warm welcome of the Senate. (applause).
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, on two matters, first, I 'd like to ask for a leave of absence for my desk mate, the Senator from Bath who is out of the capital in another part of the state on very pressing personal business.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The journal will reflect that the Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds, is away from the capital on pressing personal business. You have the floor, Senator .
Creigh Deeds
And secondly, Mr. President, I 'd like to call your attention to a group from Roanoke. They go to Virginia western community college. They're studying dental high generalistry. But I would ask you to give them a warm welcome to the Senate, a group of Virginia dental hygienists as part of the association visiting the capital promoting good dental care, good oral health, and also promoting the practice of dental hygienistry.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Senator. Would members from the dental hygiene association please rise. Wow, what a great group. I guess, who's doing the teeth cleaning today while you all are here? Thank you all for being here and thanks for all the great work you do. We actually understand who does the real work in the dental office, so thank you all for everything you do. It's always great to see you all, and we appreciate you promoting dental hygiene, good oral health. It's just very important to our overall health. Thank you all for being here I hope you all have a wonderful today. Visit in Mr. Jefferson's I 'd ask the members of the capitol. Senate to please join me in offering members from the Virginia dental hygienist association the warm welcome of the Senate. (applause) flvment.
Creigh Deeds
Is there any other business for the morning hour? Seeing none, the clerk will please call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Senate clern dar -- calendar for Friday, January, 27th, 2017. Uncontested calendar on House bill third reading, House big 1521, a bill relating to the conformity of the commonwealth's taxation system with the internal revenue code.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Mr. President, I move the bill pass and would like to speak to that.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator, you have the floor.
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. House bill 1521 is our irs conformity bill that we do annually. It has an emergency clause on it and the cpa's of the state are anxious for us to get it to the governor's desk. That's why we're moving it now. So I would ask that it move the only major change in an forward. Interesting fact about conforming this year, the federal government or our congress talks a lot about tax reform, but the only major thing they did this past year that we need to conform to is they gave a tax break for all our olympic winners in Virginia that won golf, silver and bronze medals, so they won't have to pay taxes on that. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bill 1521 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes ay, those opposed no. -- excuse me. The question is, shall the House bill pass? All in favor of the motion will record their votes ay, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, Senate bills on third reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President, I move that all Senate bills on the first reading on the uncontested calendar, which would include all Senate bills on pages 2 through 11, including Senate bill 919 through Senate bill 1463 be placed on their final passage in the block. If any Senator desires to remove a bill from the block, please do so after the clerk has read the number of that bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the Senate bills on the uncontested calendar, third reading, pages 2 through 11, Senate bill 919 through Senate bill 1463, be placed upon their final passage in the block with the understanding that any Senator desiring a bill removed from the block will do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. Ayes have it. The motion is agreed to. The bills are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the bills.
Tommy Norment
Senate bill 919.
[Unknown]
Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I 'd ask that to come out of the block so that the patron and I can discuss the amendment, let it go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 919 will come out of the block and by for the day.
Mark Obenshain
Senate bill 798, Senate bill 875, Senate bill 886, Senate bill 916, Senate bill 1019, Senate bill 1040, Senate bill 1074, Senate bill 1102, Senate bill 1136, Senate bill 1158, Senate bill 1175, Senate bill 1186. Senate bill 1202, Senate bill 1205, Senate bill 1217, Senate bill 1248, Senate bill 1274, Senate bill 1289, Senate bill 1369, Senate bill 1370, Senate bill 1390, Senate bill 1463.
Bill Howell
Thank you, pad am clerk. The question is, shall the bills in the block pass, that is all bills except for 919 on Page 2. All in favor of passage of the bills will record their of course aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The bills in the block pass.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, Senate bills on third reading. Senate bill 783, a bill relating to public employment prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
Thank you, Mr. President. This is a bill we've seen it prohibits discrimination in before. Public employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, age marital status, disability or status as a veteran, and I move that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 783 pass? All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Adam Ebbin
Ayes 25, nos 14.
[Unknown]
Ayes 25, nos 14. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 793, a bill relating to waiver of tax penalties for small businesses.
[Unknown]
The senior center from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I rise ask ask that the bill pass and speaking to that bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this is a a bill that this body saw last year and passed. It is a bill that for a small business in its first two years of operation, a small business limited to ten employees or fewer, provided that the small business enter into anna agreement with the department of taxation to pay back any back taxes from fines and fees from the state would not be impose glood the question is shall bill 793 pass. All in a in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 812, a bill relating to the board for asbestos, lead and home inspectors, home inspections required information related to yellow shaded corrugated stainless steel tubing.
[Unknown]
The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator Marsden .
Dave Marsden
Thank you, Mr. President, I move the bill pass and speaking the to measure.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floosh.
Dave Marsden
Thank you, Mr. President. What the bill requires, when a home inspector observes the presence of yellow shaded corrugated stainless steel tubing in the gas heater that that be noted for the homeowner. These inspections are done at the time of inspection or point of sale and not required. It's only for homes before 2006, and it requires them to let the homeowner know that they could go to a licensed elect call call -- electrical contractor to make sure it's properly grounded. We had a really bad incident in texas, two here in Virginia a little less veer, -- severe. If lightning strikes and it's not properly grounded it could cause a fire or explosion. I urge the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question, shall Senate 812 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes ay, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 3.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 3. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 822, a bill relating to the Virginia fair housing law, unlawful discriminatory housing practices, sexual orientation and gender identity.
[Unknown]
The junior center from Loudoun, center Wexton .
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass, Mr. President, and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
This bill should be familiar to this body. We passed it out of the Senate last year. It would add discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as a prohibiting housing practice. It applies only to commercial landlords, that is those with three or more rental units. It does not apply to people renting out rooms in their homes and it doesn't apply to religious organizations in the course of their duties. A person's sexual orientation and gender identity has nothing to do with whether they're going to be a good tenant, nothing to do with whether they're going to be a good neighbor. Those are the questions about whether they should be able to pay the rent, those are the things that should be considered. So as we're seeking to build a new Virginia economy, we need to keep in mind that businesses are looking for places to locate where we have protections like this. More than 90% of fortune 500 companies prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and at least two-thirds based on gender identity. And if we don't protect people, they're going to go elsewhere, so again I renew the motion that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 822 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 25, nos 14.
[Unknown]
Ayes 25, nos 14. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 990, a bill relating to the commonwealth's goal of reducing the consumption of electric energy.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance .
Roz Dance
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Roz Dance
Senate bill 990 would direct department of minds, minerals and energy in consultation with the staff of the state corporation commission to report annually on the progress of the commonwealth in making -- in its agreement making the goal adopted in 2007, reducing the consumption of electric energy by retail customers by the year 2022 by an amount equal to 10% amount of electric energy consumed by retail customers in 2006. The sole purpose is to insure the common well continues to track progress made towards meeting the energy consumption goal. This bill will not mandate the voluntary goal and it will not raise electricity rates for consumers. This is a simple bill which insures that some entity, whether it be the governor's executive committee on energy efficiency or the department of minds, mineral and energy continues tracking our progress on this goal beyond 2017. I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill 990 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ace -- ayes 32, nos 7.
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1128, a bill relating to the Virginia freedom of information act, failure to respond to request for records, rebuttable presumptions.
[Unknown]
The junior center from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I 'd like to take that by for the day.
[Unknown]
Without option Senate bill 1128 will be by for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1171, a bill relating to public employment, inquiries by state agencies and localities regarding criminal convictions, charges, and arrests.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance .
Roz Dance
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Roz Dance
Mr. President this, bill was brought before the body last year, and it was passed by this body. Because this is a bill that is a jobs bill, it allows those who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law and have paid their penalty and have now secured the skills, knowledge and abilities to apply for a job, to have the opportunity to have the application that they fill out not have a box that says have you committed a felony, but allows them to interview and if selected by the potential employer, then have an opportunity to share what they have done, and if that does not prevent them, then the employer might hire them. It increases their opportunity to get a job, moving them from dependents to independents and back on the tax rolls. And I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove .
John Cosgrove
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
John Cosgrove
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I hope you will not support this bill. Look, sooner or later, whoever is doing this application is going to have to own up to the fact that they are a convicted felon. Why put it at the end when it could just be at the front. It adds more time, more administrative process, more paperwork, and then maybe litigation after that. I just don't think this is the right thing to do, and I hope we won't support the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. I would say to the gentleman that this is a jobs bill. It is not a waste of time when we allow a person to join the workforce and be able to have a job. It allows him to take care of his family and be another -- begin become a member of the commonwealth and that we do believe in second choices, and if this person's skills, knowledge and abilities show that he can handle the job, that says one more person on the employment rolls, and I think that's a wonderful thing, and I would ask again that this bill pass.
[Unknown]
The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator Marsden .
Dave Marsden
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Dave Marsden
Thank you, Mr. President. I had the opportunity to work here in Richmond at the department of juvenile justice, and reviewed many, many applicants for jobs, and to be honest with you, the ones that had criminal records never even really got to my desk for me to look at them. I think we need to look at everybody fairly. This is an opportunity to provide a fair chance for people. It doesn't require anybody to be hired. It just gives them a fair look, and it's an important bill, and I urge you to pass it.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1171 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 17.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 17, the bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1201, a bill relating to workers' compensation, employer's duty when employee incapable of work.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Accomack County, Senator Lewis .
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, I move the bill pass and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, and members of the Senate, Senate bill 1201 deals with the power of the workers' compensation division to allow the use of awards within the confine of the 42,000-dollar cap to purchase an automobile should the injured employee's existing automobile not be capable of remediation to meet the demands of the injury. So general, renew my motion the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1201 pass. All in a favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 5. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1258, a bill relating to conversion of the Virginia solar energy development authority to the Virginia solar energy development and energy storage authority.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Adam Ebbin
This bill expands the mission of our current solar energy development authority explicitly research energy storage and increases the size of the authority by four members. The person who can figure out how to best store energy, particularly green energy, is going to be the next bill gates. And we need more storage from everything to mobile devices to electric vehicles to the rest of the electricity market, but it goes beyond green energy and allows us to integrate electricity from any source to a more resilient and reliable grid creating jobs, lowering energy bills and helping secure our future. There are large scale and coordinated small scale storage solutions in particular that we hope will work for all energy sources, whether renewables or fossil fuels. It can provide -- this technology can provide for quick injection of energy in the case of system failure for fossil fuel plants and support utilities. It also can provide peak load power that can help defer capital investment for increased generation transmission or distribution capacity. We have an agreement on the bill from dominion, environmentalists and the northern Virginia technology council, and with that, I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1258 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 29, nos 6, rule 362.
[Unknown]
Ayes 29, nos 6, rule 36 two. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1261, a bill relating to official emblems and designations, george Washington 's rye whiskey state spirit.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
Thank you, Mr. President, this bill would designate george Washington 's rye whiskey, which is produced at mount vernon, as our state spirit. Briefly, I 'll just tell you that Washington began producing whiskey at his mount vernon estate in 1797. In 1799, before he died, he produced nearly 11,000 gallons of whiskey, May making his distillery one of the largest in early america. It was reconstructed on its original location in 2007, and the faithful reconstruction was undertaken after ten years of research and six years of archaeological study and it received an award from american treasures from made in america and american treasures award in 2012, and that that, I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill 1261 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Adam Ebbin
Ayes 31, nos 8.
[Unknown]
Ayes 31, nos 8. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Mr. President?
[Unknown]
For what purpose does the Senator rise?
[Unknown]
Having voted on the prevailing side of the vote for Senate bill 1258, would you please reconsider that vote?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
Bill Howell
The question is, shall the vote by which Senate bill 1258 passed be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will report their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 1.
[Unknown]
The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Alexander, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
Thank you, sir. I renew my motion that the bill pass. This is the bill dealing with the energy authority to include energy storage.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1258 pass. All in a favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Adam Ebbin
Ayes 30, nos 7, rule 36 two.
[Unknown]
Ayes 30, nos 7, rule 36 two. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1268, a bill relating to public hearings held by localities on budgets and tax rate increases.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
Senate bill 1268 allows localities to hold simultaneous budget and tax break hearings. Currently they must be held as separate meetings, and in some cases the governing body will hold it in the same day, setting the hearing for one time for one hearing and another for the other, just requiring waiting time for the staff, citizens and the members of the body. So this provides more flexibility and is more convenient for taxpayers. With that, I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill 1268 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote, have all the senators voted?, do any senators desire to change their vote?, the clerk will close the roll.
Adam Ebbin
Ayes 27, nos 12.
[Unknown]
Ayes 27, nos 12. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1296, a bill relating to county food and beverage tax; referendum.
[Unknown]
Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. I move passage of the bill and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. What this bill would require is that once a mills tax referendum has been held that you have to wait at least 3 years before you can have another such meals tax referendum, and the second part of the bill is that it stipulates that you must be very clear about the actual full tax being added. There are concerns, sometimes, about the clarity of the language, and this would just simply require that the language be very clear to the voter. And with that, I ask that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question, is shall Senate bill 1296 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the role.
[Unknown]
Ayes 31, nos 8.
[Unknown]
Ayes 31, nos 8. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1320, a bill relating to admissions tax, Washington County .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President, I ask that we reconsider the vote by which the bill was engrossed and advanced to its third read.
Bill Howell
Guest: thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the vote by which Senate bill 1320 was engrossed and advanced to its third reading be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote, have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Bill Carrico
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Grayson .
[Unknown]
Now, Mr. President, can that bill go by for the day?
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1320 will go by for the day.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, having voted on the prevailing side by which we passed Senate bill 1296, I would ask we reconsider that
Bill Howell
You, Senator. Vote. The question is shall the vote be reconsidered? All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Fauquier, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President, having previously been explained, I move that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill 1296 pass? All in favor of the motion will record that their roats vai. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote, have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Ayes 32, nos 7.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 7. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1332, a bill relating to official emblems and designations, song of the mountains, state television series.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. Song of the mountains tv series is filmed on location in marion, Virginia. It is 13 years old. It's filmed at the lincoln theater, and it's in its 11th season with 228 hours of broadcasting in 51 stations across 29 states with a potential audience of about 93 million people that it reaches out to to feature traditional bluegrass music of the appalachia area, and I would ask that we pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove .
John Cosgrove
Thank you, Mr. President. Would the gentleman from Grayson yield for a question.
[Unknown]
The gentleman yield for a question.
John Cosgrove
I'd yield for questions, but I won't sing, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
He yields.
[Unknown]
Never mind.
Bill Howell
The question is, shall Senate bill 1332 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 31, nos 6. Rule 36 one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 31, nos 6. Rule 36 one. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
National bill 1400, a bill relating to the definition of illegal gambling and charitable gaming, authorization of poker games, regulation of poker tournaments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Portsmouth, Senator Lucas .
Louise Lucas
Thank you, Mr. President, I move that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Louise Lucas
Yes, sir. Mr. President, Senate bill 1400 is the definition for poker and a definition of illegal gambling and charitable gaming. Poker games authorize regulations of poker tournaments. This bill provides that poker is a game of skill and therefore not illegal gaming. The bill also allows a qualified organization to conduct poker games in conjunction with this charitable gaming activity but does not allow a charitable organization to conduct poker tournaments. The bill requires that the department of agriculture and consumer services and the charitable gaming board to regulate poker tournaments defined in the bill as a competition organized for the purpose of conducting poker games at one or multiple tables where competition plays a series of poker games, prizes awarded to winning players on a fixed or proportional payout basis, and three little I, the total prize amount awarded to all winners, players at the event is $50,000 or more. Finally, the bill requires poker tournaments sponsors to obtain a permit before conducting a tournament and tournament managers and operators to be registered with the department. The bill contains technical oos you already now. The bill does have a delayed effective date of July 1st, 2018, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill --.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
Bill DeSteph
Speaking in favor of the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Bill DeSteph
There have been multiple supreme court decisions that have come out on this, and every single one of them that has come out states that poker, in fact, is a game of skill, not a game of chance. That's the reason I support this bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1400 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 19, nos 19.
[Unknown]
Ayes 19, nos 19. The chair votes in favor. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1437, a bill relating to commonwealth council on aging; duties.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the bill pass and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. What this bill does is it merely directs the council on aging to give advice to the department on aging on nutritional strategies in an effort to reduce malnutrition and food insecurity among our seniors, and I don't want to offend anybody, but the council on aging considers seniors to be 60 years of age and older. Just saying that, just saying. Anyway, 1.4 million seniors in in Virginia are over the age of 60, and 14% are food insecure, and it's just important to note that when you suffer from food insecurity or malnutrition, you're much more likely to be hospitalized and when you are hospitalized, your stays could be four to six days longer on average. So I respectfully ask that the Senate pass this bill. Thank you, Mr. President.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill 1437 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 0, rule 36 two.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 0. Rule 36 two. The bill passes. The Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance .
Roz Dance
Thank you, Mr. President. Having voted on the prevailing side by which we passed Senate bill 1332, I would ask that the bill be reconsidered.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
Roz Dance
The question is shall the vote by which Senate bill 1332 passed by reconsidered? All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0, rule 36 one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0, rule 36 one. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Grayson, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
It's previously been explained. It's just the same song.
Bill Howell
The question is, shall Senate bill 1332 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Bill Carrico
Mr. President ayes 28, nos 9, rule 36, one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 28, nos 9, rule 36 one. The bill passes. The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black .
Dick Black
Having voting on the prevailing side by which we passed Senate bill 1437, Page 16, I move that we reconsider that bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the vote by which Senate bill 1437 pass be reconsidered? All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Dick Black
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Arlington .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Having previous will I explained this bill, I ask that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill 1437 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you very much, Mr. President, returning to Page 13 of the calendar, Senate bill 990, having voted on the prevailing side by which that bill was passed, I 'd ask we reconsider that vote, sir.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question, is shall the motion by which Senate bill 990 was passed be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Petersburg. Senator Dance .
Roz Dance
Thank you, Mr. President, having previously explained the bill, I move that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall Senate bill 990 pass. All in favor of the motion will record that I votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Roz Dance
Ayes 34, nos 4, rule 36 one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 4, rule 36 one. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, Senate bills on second reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I respectfully move that all the Senate bills on the second reading on the uncontested calendar, which would include all Senate bills on pages 17 through 26, including Senate bill 801 through Senate bill 1520, that the bills be engrossed and advanced to their third reading in the block after the adoption of any amendments. If any Senator desires to remove one of these bills from the block, please do so after the clerk has read the number of that bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall all Senate bills on second reading on the uncontested calendar on pages 17 through 26, Senate bill 801 through Senate bill 1520 be engrossed and advanced to third reading in the block after the adoption of amendments there th, that any Senator desiring to remove a bill from the block would do so of a the clerk has read the number of the bill. All in favor of the motion will say aye. The ayes have it. Those opposed, no. The motion is agreed to.
Tommy Norment
Senate bill 801, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources with a substitute, and from the committee on finance with an amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. I now move the committee substitute be adopted.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. Ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to, the Senator from Franklin County .
Bill Stanley
I now move that this be engrossed -- I now move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Ayes have it. Those opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
National bill 868, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services with a substitute and from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. It substitute is agreed to. Ayes have.
Barbara Favola
Senate bill 876 reported from committee on finance with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola. The amendment be agreed to.
Barbara Favola
Mr. President, I move that
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendment is ayes have it. Agreed to.
Barbara Favola
Senate bill 934, reported from the committee on finance with amendments.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
Mr. President, I move the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. Ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to.
Frank Wagner
Senate bill 962, reported from the commit committee on finance, Senate bill 967, reporting from the committee with substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator Cosgrove .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I won't ask the amendment be agreed to or substitute be agreed to. That would be improper english. So I urge the adoption of the amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you,. The question is the shall it be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Aye those opposed, no. The ace va -- ayes have it. Senate bill 992, reported from the committee on local government with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance .
Roz Dance
Move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. Substitute agreed to.
Roz Dance
Senate bill 1026, Senate bill 1033 reported from committee on finance with substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from northern Fairfax County, Senator Howell .
Janet Howell
Mr. President, I move the substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion say those opposed, no. Aye. Ayes have it. Substitute agreed to.
Janet Howell
Senate bill 1045, reported from the committee on finance. Senate bill 1050, reported from the committee on finance. Senate bill 1064 reported from the committee on education and health with an amendment and from the committee on finance with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke city, if you could ask that that bill go by.
[Unknown]
Mr. Chairman, could this bill go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1064 will be out of the block and go by for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1145, reported from the committee on finance with an amendment.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
Bill DeSteph
Mr. President, I 'd like to adopt the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. Ayes have it, the amendment is agreed to.
Bill DeSteph
Senate bill 1173 reported from the committee on local government.
[Unknown]
President Mr .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Thank you. I would like Senate bill 1173 to go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Without objection, Senate bill 1173 will go by for the day.
Barbara Favola
Senate bill 1203, reported from the committee on local government. Senate bill 1308 reported from the committee on finance. Senate bill 1311 reported from the committee on local g. Senate bill 1318, reported from the committee on local government. Senate bill 1319, reported from the committee on local government. Senate bill 1429, reported from the committee on local government. Senate bill 1438, reported from the committee on finance. Senate bill 1467, reported from the committee on privileges and elections with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator Marsden .
Dave Marsden
Thank you, Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
Dave Marsden
Senate bill 1487 reported from the committee on privileges and elections. Senate bill 1520, reported from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is, shall the Senate bills be engrossed and advanced to third reading, that is all bills except for 1064 and 1173. All in favor of the motion will say aye.
[Unknown]
Those opposed, no., the ayes have it. The bills are engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar Senate bilts on second reading. Senate bill 872, a bill relating to absentee voting applications and ballots, photo identification required. Reported from the committee on privileges and elections with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Chesterfield, Senator Chase .
Amanda Chase
You, Mr. President. I ask that bill be engrossed and passed to next reading.
[Unknown]
The question is -- we need to agree to the substitute first, Senator .
Amanda Chase
Okay. Thank you. Sorry. Somebody was talking to me. I won't mention any names. I move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. The ayes have it. Those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Chesterfield .
[Unknown]
(inaudible).
Bill Howell
Senator, Senator. The question, is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 897, a bill relating to child care providers; criminal history background check; penalty. Reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services with a substitute and from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Wexton .
Jennifer Wexton
Mr. President I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. Ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The junior Senator from Loudoun .
Jennifer Wexton
I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to third read.
Bill Howell
Guest: the question is, shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have. It the bill is engrossed and advanced.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 920, a bill relating to lean priority reporting from the committee on local government.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, I move that the committee amendments from commerce and labor -- I 'm sorry. I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to third read.
[Unknown]
Guest: thank
John Edwards
Thank you, Senator. Yet is, shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading? Bill is engrossed and advanced.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1105, a bill relating to reports of registered voters and persons voting at elections. Reported from the committee on privileges and elections with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham County, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move the substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the substitute be agreed to? All in favor of the motion say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator in Rockingham .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I ask this be engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
All in favor of the motion say aye, those opposed, no. Ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1189, a bill relating to water and sewer liens lessee or tenant. Reported from the committee on local government with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, I move that the committee amendments be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall committee amendment be oo grade to. All in favor of the motion say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading? As many as favor that motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and advanced to third read.
John Edwards
Guest: Senate bill 1349, a bill relating to the relating for the secretary of coastal protection and flooding adaptation. Reported from the committee on finance with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Accomack County, Senator Lewis .
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, I move the committee amounts.
[Unknown]
The question, is shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee agreements are agreed to. Senator from Accomack County .
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to third read.
[Unknown]
Guest: the -- reading.
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. Ayes have. The bill is engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
[Unknown]
National bill 1350, a bill relating to motor vehicle sales and use tax; refund.
[Unknown]
The Senator from.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Coming at me from all angles. The Senator from western Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that Senate bill 1350 go by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1350 will go by for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1441, a bill relating to absentee voting eligibility of persons whose polling place prohibits firearms; report from committee on privileges and elections.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator sturdivant.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to third read.
Bill Howell
Guest: thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading? All in favor of the motion say aye. Those opposed, no. Ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to third read.
[Unknown]
Guest: Senate bill 1455, a bill relating to payments for registering to vote, penalties. Reported from the committee on privileges and elections with amendments.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black .
Dick Black
The Mr ., I move the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to. The senior Senator from Loudoun .
Dick Black
And I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to third read.
[Unknown]
Guest: the question is shall the bill been -- be engrossed and advanced to third reading. Ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, Senate bills on first reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Senator Norment. I I 'd like to move that all flat bills on first reading on both uncontested and regular calendar, pages 31 through 46, including Senate bill 815 through Senate bill 1468, that the rules of the Senate be suspended and that the first constitutional reading of the titles be dispensed with.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended in the first reading of the titles of Senate bills on the uncontested and regular calendars pages 31 through 46, Senate bill 815 through Senate bill 1468 be dispensed with. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change the clerk will close the roll. Their vote?
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The reading of the titles is dispensed with. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, before I move all of the bills that now find themselves on the second reading to be passed by for the day, I would respectfully ask on Page 41 that Senate bill 1551 be removed from that block motion, sir.
Bill Howell
Thank you, sir. Without objection, Senate bill 1551 will come out of the block.
Tommy Norment
Mr. President I would now move that all of the remaining bills with the exception of Senate bill 1551 on Page 41 be passed by for the day and then I would yield to the Senator from Bedford .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bills now on the uncontested and regular calendars on second reading go by for the day, that is all bills except for 1551. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bills will go by for the day. The Senator from Bedford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I rise for a motion. Mr. President, on Page 41, the bill that went by, Senate bill 1551 came out of my committee. It's my bill. There was an occasion -- indication it did not need to go to finance. Upon review, it has been it will out years and it should go to finance, and I would like to move that that bill, Senate bill 1551 be re-referred to the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1551 be re-referred to the committee on finance. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, Senate joint resolutions on second reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
It is, Mr. President. I now move that you will after the Senate joint resolutions on second reading on the uncontested calendar, which would include all resolutions on pages 46 and 47, including Senate resolution 307 through Senate resolution 310 be engrossed and advanced to the third reading in the block after the adoption of any amendments. Any Senator who desires to remove a resolution from the block will please do so after the clerk has red the number of that resolution.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall all Senate joint resolutions on second reading on the uncontested calendar pages 46 through 47 be engrossed and advanced to third reading in the block after the adoption of the amendments thereto, that any Senator desiring to remove a resolution from the block would do so after the clerk has read the number of the resolution. All in favor in the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have. It the motion is agreed to.
Tommy Norment
Senate joint resolution 307 reported from the committee on privileges and elections. Senate joint resolution 308 reported from the committee on privileges and elections. Senate joint resolution 309, reported from the committee on privileges and elections with amendments.
[Unknown]
Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the amendments be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the committee amendments be agreed to? All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendments are agreed to.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Senate joint resolution 310, reported from the committee on privileges and elections.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is, shall the Senate joint resolutions be engrossed and advanced to third read something all in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The joint resolutions are engrossed and advanced to their third reading. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, inquire of the clerk. Does that complete today's calendar?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
Tommy Norment
The Senator from Lynchburg .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the rules be suspended and Senate joint resolution 1026 be taken up for immediate consideration.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and sjr 126 be taken up for immediate consideration. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye. Those opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote?
Bill Howell
Ayes 38, nos 1. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 1. The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The clerk will please read the title.
[Unknown]
Senate resolution no. 1 26, celebrating the life of roderick v.Manifold.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor will please stand. The resolution is agreed to. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I would respectfully request that we return to the morning hour.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fauquier, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask for unanimous consent to send something to the desk, a bill, with the deepest apologies.
[Unknown]
Senator, if you could just give us a brief description.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, before she offers a brief explanation, I want to recognize something I did the other day and I offer it going forward in the future is that we had several bills that were introduced passed the filing deadline that required unanimous consent, and through my oversight I did not ask for the patrons to explain what that bill May or May not have done, and on reflection, that was obviously a fairly significant mistake on my part. I think there are certain pieces of legislation that are entered to change the policy and direction of the commonwealth, and so if the young lady would be so kind to explain this bill, and I will try to be more attentive going forward.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. As accustomed, would by be delighted to explain the bill, and with my apologies to the body, I had spoken to the majority leader about an omission and an issue that we had arisen with legislative services in the process of this bill. But to explain the bill, it has to do with conservators of the Peace, and it was at the request of one of our commonwealth attorneys, and we had put in this bill request a long time ago, and so with that, I would ask that the rules be suspended and that I might have the permission to send this to the chair.
[Unknown]
Thank you Senator. The question is, shall the Senate grant unanimous consent to introduce the bill as described by the Senator from Fauquier. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The consent of the Senate is granted to introduce the bill.
[Unknown]
Is there any other business to come before the Senate ? The clerk will please report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
Monday, January 30th, the committee for courts of justice will meet at 8 a.M., Senate room b. The republican caucus will meet at 11:30 a.M., Senate room 2. The democratic caucus will meet at 11:30 a.M. In Senate room 1. The weekend weather report, low temperatures in the 20s and 30s with a chance of snow showers in the western portion of the commonwealth. That's this evening through Sunday. Expected accumulations along the Virginia border and Bristol district are estimated at one and a half to one and a half inches.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. A brief announcement.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Emmett Hanger
Thank you. Thank you. Mr. President, I would share with the members we've had a good week working on the budget. I think it was a bipartisan consensus that was announced a couple days ago in terms relative to state employee, classified employee positions, and the staff has been working hard with our members. The announcement that I wanted to make is pertaining to subcommittee chairs. If you would just get with the staff member of the Senate finance committee before you leave town and make sure they've lined up their work for the weekend so that they can work, it will not require that we meet formally together. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I move that the Senate do now adjourn until 12 noon on Monday .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the Senate stand adjourned until 12 o'clock noon on Monday. All in favor of the motion say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 12 o'clock noon Monday. Until 12 o'clock noon Monday .