01/31/2017 Senate Proceedings

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SB1349—00:03:36
SB1441—00:00:27
SB1320—00:01:38
SB1350—00:00:30
SB944—00:01:00
SB973—00:04:46
SB1023—00:02:19
SB1116—00:00:56
SB1207—00:01:29
SB1257—00:00:56
SB1280—00:01:05
SB1338—00:02:29
SB1339—00:09:50
SB1409—00:01:10
SB1452—00:01:00
SB1468—00:14:07
SB907—00:03:51
SB1077—00:00:12
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:00
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—01:10
Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)—00:02
Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)—00:00
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—03:00
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:07
Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)—00:02
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:03
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:02
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:00
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—05:55
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:02
Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)—00:09
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:03
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:00
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:05
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:00
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:02
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:05
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:00
Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)—01:17
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:00
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:21
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:00
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:03
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:05
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:02
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—04:24
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:03
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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by Bishop John A.M. Guernsey, The Diocese of the
Mid-Atlantic Anglican Church in North America, Woodbridge, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Petersen dispensed with reading of Journal (36?Y
2?N 1-A)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10130): reading waived (38?Y 2?N)

The House of Delegates has passed the following House bills: HB
1402, 1422, 1432, 1440, 1477, 1509, 1512, 1520, 1562, 1569, 1592, 1619, 1659,
1664, 1678, 1680, 1693, 1712, 1727, 1740, 1753, 1787, 1793, 1825, 1883, 1911,
1940, 1952, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1979, 1982, 2009, 2014, 2017, 2037, 2076, 2096,
2102, 2106, 2148, 2151, 2200, 2230, 2254, 2285, 2302, 2306

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following Senate joint
resolution: SJ 337

House bills referred: see February 1 Senate Calendar

BILLS REPORTED

From Commerce and Labor: SB 800S, 839S, 1110, 1119
rereferred to Finance, 1264A, 1282S, 1393S, 1394S, 1418A, 1473A, 1542

From Finance: SB 806, 889, 940S, 982, 1013S, 1060S, 1118,
1165, 1168, 1300A, 1322S, 1427, 1428S, 1444S, 1456S, 1459S, 1470A, 1479

From General Laws and Technology: SB 959S, 966S, 991S, 1075S
rereferred to Finance, 1114 rereferred to Finance, 1123S, 1156 rereferred to
Finance, 1182S, 1193S, 1198, 1226, 1265S, 1291A rereferred to Finance, 1292A
rereferred to Finance, 1293S rereferred to Finance, 1341A, 1360, 1374, 1431S,
1449S rereferred to Finance, 1483, 1493S rereferred to Finance, 1530A, 1586

BILLS REREFERRED

From General Laws and Technology: SB 1129 rereferred to
Finance, 1334 rereferred to Finance

SJ 349 - offered by Senator Peake

SJ 350 - offered by Senator Hanger

SJ 351 - offered by Senator Newman

SJ 352 - offered by Senator Sturtevant

SJ 353, 354 and 355 - offered by Senator Lewis

SR 128 - offered by Senator Peake

SR 129 - offered by Senator Newman

Joint resolutions laid on Clerks Desk under Senate Rules
11(b), (26)g and HJR 555: see February 1 Senate Calendar

CALENDAR 

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB1064 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 815 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 848 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 853 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 854 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 861 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 904 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 928 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 946 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 947 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1020 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1048 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1054 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1100 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1140 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1159 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1160 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1176 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1177 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1232 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1245 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1272 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1276 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1284 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1321 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1331 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1384 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1484 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1486 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1497 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1504 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1533 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 919 - Out of block, Passed by for day

SB1173 - Out of block, Passed by for day

SB1260 - Out of block, Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB1128 - Passed by for day

SB1349 - Read third time and defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N)

SB1441 - Passed by for day

SB1320 - Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 13-N)

SB1350 - Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 944 - Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 973 - Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N)

SB1023 - Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N)

SB1116 - Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB1207 - Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB1257 - Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 7-N)

SB1280 - Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB1338 - Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)

SB1339 - Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)

SB1409 - Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 6-N)

SB1452 - Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 10-N)

SB1468 - Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N),
Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N), Defeated by Senate
(20-Y 20-N, Chair voted nay), Reconsideration of defeated action rejected by
Senate (32-Y 7-N, requires unanimous consent for reconsideration of defeated
action) 

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB1376 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB1583 - Read second time, Committee substitute rejected (voice vote),
Suetterlein floor substitute agreed to (voice vote), Engrossed by Senate block
vote (voice vote)

SB 866 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 953 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB1008 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB1270 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB1382 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB1434 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB1461 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB1462 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB 907 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Norment floor amendment agreed to (voice vote), Engrossed by Senate
(voice vote)

SB1021 - Passed by for day

SB1077 - Passed by for day

SB1191 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1195 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice vote),
Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1224 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1315 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1395 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote), Engrossment reconsidered by Senate
(38-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1491 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1587 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 890 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 927 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1288 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote
(40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1305 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1310 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1333 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1352 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB1066 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1152 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1172 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1188 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1210 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1227 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1342 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned at 2:00 p.m. to
convene Wednesday, February 1, 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]
[ gavel banging ] >>> 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 stand and be led in prayer by bishop john a.M. Guernsey, the diocese of the mid-atlantic anglican church in north america, woodbridge. Bishop guernsey, welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you, let us pray. Almighty God, our heavenly father whose glory fills the whole world, we commend our nation and this commonwealth to your merciful care. In the face of deep divisions that beset us, grant that we May be united by the spirit of truth, charity and justice. Give wisdom and strength to know and do your will to donald trump, our president, terry mcauliffe, our governor and to all in authority. So guide and bless the general assembly and especially these senators assembled, that they May enact laws pleasing in your sight and for the welfare of all. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness and make them continually mindful of their calling to serve this people in receive rent obedience to you. I pray this through jesus christ, the lord, 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 Monday, January 30th.
Bill Howell
The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen, moves that the reading of the journal be wavered. All in favor of waiving the reading of the journal will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Chap Petersen
Ayes 36, nos 2. Rule 36-1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 2, rule 36-1. The reading of the journal is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the House of delegates. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I respectfully move that we waive the reading of any communications from the House of delegates, sir.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the communications be waived. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 38, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2. The reading of the communication is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The time has arrived to recognize visitors to the gallery and take up other matters for the morning hour. The Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike .
Jeremy McPike
Mr. President, I rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jeremy McPike
Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, today joining us in the gallery are representatives from the arc of greater Prince William. Their agency supports over 2200 individuals with developmental disabilities in the greater Prince William area. Recently, they have taken in several individuals with the most medically complex needs from the northern Virginia training center into their day and residential services which have proven that everyone can have a life like ours. Having served individuals with disabilities for over 52 years, today her here to advocate for reducing the wait list for abilities with disability across the commonwealth. Please offer the arc of greater Prince William the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members of the arc from greater Prince William County please rise. Thank you so much for being with us this afternoon. Enjoyed being with you all earlier on the grounds of the capitol and thanks for being here to advocate for individuals with disabilities for their educational opportunities, for their employment opportunities, their housing opportunities, and also for the waiver, so we appreciate all the great work that you all are here to do. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members of the arc from greater Prince William County the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
Bill DeSteph
Mr. President, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill DeSteph
In the gallery today are guesting representing decoding kicks lex yeah. -- dis-lex qua. Today we have sherry and her son parker, denise and her son andrew, lynn proctor and her daughter ainsley, and ainsley is one of our House pages. With that, Mr. President, please provide decoding dyslexia, Virginia, the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the decoding dyslexia Virginia group please rise. What a great group you have with us this afternoon and thanks for making the trip to Mr. Jefferson's capitol. Knowing of dyslexia, that it's not something that's not all that toes recognize, we appreciate -- to recognize simes, we appreciate you advocating for those with needs with dyslexia. We appreciate you being here and wish you safe returns to your homes. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from decoding dyslexia, Virginia, the warm [ applause ] welcome of the Senate. The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I stand for purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Steve Newman
Mr. President, we have in the gallery today a group of students with the student government association from central Virginia community college. They are accompanied by the sga president kyle Newman and also their sga advisor, diane mcdaniel and on behalf of the Senator from Lynchburg and I, we'd like ask you to give them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the student government association at central Virginia community college please rise. Thank you for making the trip from a beautiful area of our commonwealth in Lynchburg and as you all know, we have 23 great community colleges across the commonwealth and what a great educational opportunity they provide to folks across Virginia, so thanks for being here and advocating, and congratulations, your work with the student government association. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from central Virginia community college the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the senior Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds .
Creigh Deeds
Thank you, Mr. Chair, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Creigh Deeds
I'm delighted to tell you that today in the gallery we're joined by colonel and Mrs. Vick pegna. He is one of the members of the military officers association of america that keeps me on my toes. I ask you to give them warm greeting.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Welcome this afternoon and thank you for your service to this country. We appreciate you making the trip and visiting Mr. Jefferson's capitol, and wish you safe travels returning to your home. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please give me in offering colonel and Mrs. Vick pegna the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, we're delighted to have in the gallery today the wife and the mother of my desk mate, the Senator from Bath. They've come all the way from Bath to visit him today. We have his wife sobin Deeds and his mother emmy hickland, and there here not only to be close to the Senator from Bath, tos in his voting pattern as well. Please give them the very warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Chevan, as you know, we always appreciate when the spouses of our senators come, they're much better behaved. So the more often you and other spouse come to the gallery, we appreciate that. It's is a great seeing you and I know it's nice to have your mother with you as well today. Welcome to the gallery. I'd ask the members of the Senate to on please join me in offering chevon Deeds and Ms. Emmy hickman the warm welcome the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction. Two introductions.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. The Virginia retired teachers association, as many of you know, is an organization of almost 7,000 retired teachers and nonprofessional school personnel from around the commonwealth of Virginia. In the last five years, the 83 units across the commonwealth have contributed a total of $435,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors. In addition, since 2004, they have documented 240,000 working hours with 175,000 youth, providing ongoing relationships with caring adults who give them a healthy start in life, safe places to learn, marketable skills and really help them give back to the community. Also, since 2005, the members have documented 547,000 volunteer hours to help their communities broadly. As many of you know, in 1996, this general assembly passed a resolution recognizing January 31st as retired teachers day in Virginia. And today, there are a number of retired teachers visiting the capitol in celebration of this a group of them are with us in day. The Senate gallery, including the president, nina mcclanahan and president-elect ben mccartney. Mr. President, I would ask that you please extend to them and other members of the vrta in the gallery the very warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the Virginia retired teachers association please rise. What a nice group to have with us this afternoon, and thanks. As the good Senator from Fauquier said, thanks for all that you do for our children. They are our future and we want to make sure that all children have access to a world-class education system here in the commonwealth. So we appreciate you being here this afternoon and advocating on behalf of our children, our future. So I 'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the retired teacher association of Virginia the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Fauquier, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Thank you, Mr. President. I have a second introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
I am pleased to introduce also in the gallery the current president and the immediate past president and president-elect of the top of Virginia builders association in Winchester. They represent a huge group that is very, very active in my district. Here today is arthur pierce with are a ter lumber, the newly elected president of the association. Past president rob frugel. Also the current second vice president of the home building association of Virginia. We also have william aiken, the vice president of h&w construction and he's serves as the president-elect of the tvba. I will just ask that you please to these very active and very engaged members the very warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would president arthur pierce, immediate past president rob frugel and president-elect william aiken please rise. Thanks for being here with us this afternoon on behalf of the builders in Virginia and we appreciate all you do. We hope you have a wonderful stay in the capitol this afternoon and safe travels upon your destination at home. I'd ask the members of the assistant to please join me in offering members from the Virginia builders association of Winchester the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant .
Glen Sturtevant
Mr. President, I rise for two introductions.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Glen Sturtevant
Mr. President, joining us in the gallery today are members of the Powhatan County leadership institute. Powhatan county is my -- in my district and the leadership institute is sponsored by the Powhatan County chamber of commerce and its mission is to inform, educate, and enlighten interested citizens about issues facing the county. I hope we will offer them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the Powhatan leadership institute please rise if you're with us. Thank you all so much for being with us this afternoon, and thanks for all that you do through your leadership efforts for Powhatan County. I hope you come back and visit us often. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the Powhatan leadership institute the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the senior Senator from Richmond city.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, joining us in the gallery today are members of the Virginia nurses association who are here lobbying for -- on issues important to them. For more than a century, Mr. President, the Virginia nurses association has had a mission of supporting the advancement of nursing through recognition, research and innovation. I hope we offer them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the Virginia nurses association please rise. Thank you all so much for being with us this afternoon. On a personal note, my mother was a nurse. We also have several physicians on the -- in the Senate with us, and we know the importance of nurses and what you do to support us. It's an inside thing. They don't like me telling folks that I 'm actually a peed yak neurologist, so I didn't want to say that. But anyway, we depend on you and thank you all for being such an important part of our team as we try to offer the best care that we can for our patients across the commonwealth of Virginia. So thanks for being here and we wish you all the best. I'd ask the members of the Senate for please join me in offering members of the Virginia nurses association the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen .
Chap Petersen
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Chap Petersen
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, our innovation today was given by a good friend of mine and my bishop, bishop john guernsey of the mid-atlantic diocese of the aglican church. He graduated from yale university undergrad and went to am bridge for his -- cambridge for his graduate studies, which proves that you can go to both yale and cambridge and be still a christian or believe in God. He came a bishop in 2011 and is currently the bishop of the diocese of the mid-atlantic. They have 40 congregations and missions, which they support in the d.C., maryland and Virginia area and I 'm proud to attend one of them, and we welcome them here today. Thank you very much.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would bishop john guernsey please rise. Thank you so much for being with us this afternoon and getting us off to a good start in our session. We really appreciate you making the drive down from northern Virginia and certainly wish you safe travels back. Hope you'll come back and visit us often. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering bishop john a.M. Guernsey the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I 'd like you to offer the warm welcome of the Senate to some members from the arc of Hanover, kathy wilson and her group are here today and with many of the other groups from different areas of the commonwealth, representing arc and just thank them for their advocacy and for their willingness to come down and share their personal experiences with us in the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the arc of Hanover please rise. Senator, they May be watching from another viewing area, but it's great to see all the folks from arc with us and we can spot you with your Orange scarves and I had -- oh, I 'm sorry, we need to get you all some scarves as well. But anyway, thanks for being here and hope you enjoyed the visit to the capitol and being out on the capitol lawn today. So thanks for making the trip to all of you and thanks for advocating for those individuals with disabilities across the commonwealth of Virginia. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the arc of Hanover the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Accomack County, Senator Lewis .
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, somewhere either in the gallery or on the campus here visiting with us today are staff from the Virginia institute of marine sciences as well as members of the Virginia institute of marine sciences foundation board. In addition to giving them the warm welcome, I would point out to the senators that they have a booth set up in the general assembly building with all sort of interesting exhibits and displace.
[Unknown]
If there are members from vims in the gallery today, would you please rise? They May be watching from another viewing area, but I was able to talk with them earlier today. As most people do, they're part of the college of william & mary and do great work environmentally across the commonwealth. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from vims the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
Are there other matters for the morning hour? Seeing none, the clerk will call
[Unknown]
Senate calendar for Tuesday, January 31st. 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 the Senate bills on the third reading on the uncontested calendar, which includes all Senate bills on Page 1 through Page 14, including Senate bill 919 through Senate bill 1533, be placed on their final passage in the block, that any Senator who desires to remove a bill from the block will please do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate bills on the uncontested calendar third reading, Page 1 through Page 14, Senate bill 919 through Senate bill 1533, be placed upon their final passage in the block, with the understanding that any Senator desiring a bill removed from the block would do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to. The bills are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the bill.
Tommy Norment
Senate bill 919. We have two floor amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, I move that that bill be pull out of the block and go bye for the day yet again.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Without objection, Senate bill 919 will come out of the block and bye for the day.
John Edwards
Senate bill 1064. Senate bill 1173.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
With apologies to the sponsor, could that bill come out of the block and go bye for the day?
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1173 will come out of the block and bye for the day.
Adam Ebbin
Senate bill 815. Senate bill 848. Senate bill 853. Senate bill 854. Senate bill 861. Senate bill 904. Senate bill 928. Senate bill 946. Senate bill 947. Senate bill 1020. Senate bill 1048. Senate bill 1054. Senate bill 1100. Senate bill 1140. Senate bill 1159. Senate bill 1160. Senate bill 1176. Senate bill 1177. Senate bill 1232. Senate bill 1245. Senate bill 1260.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke County .
[Unknown]
Can sb 1260 come out of the block and bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1260 will come out of the block and bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1272. Senate bill 1276. Senate bill 1284. Senate bill 1321. Senate bill 1331. Senate bill 1384. Senate bill 1484. Senate bill 1486. Senate bill 1497. Senate bill 1504. Senate bill 1533.
Bill Howell
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the bills in the block pass, that is, all bills except for Senate bill 919, Senate bill 1172, and Senate bill 1260. All in favor in passage of the bills will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bills in the block pass.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, Senate bills on third reading. Senate bill 1128, relating to to --
[Unknown]
Mr. President, is Senate bill 1128 go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1128 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1349, relating to the creation of the secretary of coastal protection and flooding adaptation.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Accomack County, Senator Lewis .
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, move the bill pass and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, members of the Senate, Senate bill 1349 results in the establishment of the secretary for coastal protection and flooding adaptation. For two years now, I have served on the recurrence flooding study committee, chaired by the Senator from Hampton and Delegate stally and for two years, we heard extensive city manager from many different sources about the need to consolidation and the need for a cabinet level position to deal with they have increasing problem and threat to our coast, not only public safety and quality of life, but economic development. The keys of this bill are consolidating into a single offices the secretary shall be the lead and identify sources of funding. It is no secret that Hampton roads is the number two in population outside of new orleans, threatened by recurrent flooding and sea level rise and that's why this is such an important piece of legislation. It is a major step forward for us and it is vital to addressing this problem and also I might add key to accessing federal dollars going forward. So with that, Mr. President, I move -- renew my motion that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove .
John Cosgrove
Thank you, Mr. President. Would the gentlemen from Accomack answer a question.
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for a question?
John Cosgrove
County Senator please tell me I do. Why we have to add another layer of government when we are struggling to fund teachers, police officers and other employees.
[Unknown]
Ills answer the gentlemen bay saying that this problem is rather large and the threat to our economic vitality, public safety and quality of life is extensive and what this is going to do is consolidate the fungs of a number of state agencies, dcr, vdot, and as well as vdim into on-secretariat.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, according to the fiscal impact statement attached to this bill, the annual cost to fuel this dish layer of government will cost a half million dollars a year for three people. There is a reason why we can't accomplish the same with the department of environmental quality or some other existing department of the commonwealth? The secretary of this secretariat will be made $158,966 a year, a deputy secretary will make $117,000 a year and administrative assistant will make $40,800 a year. I don't know about you, but when I campaigned, I campaigned on smaller government, reducing the scope of government and trying to be fiscally conservative. I just think spending a half million dollars a year on yet another secretariat just doesn't make a lot of sense unless we really want to see another set of adoring eyes at the state of the commonwealth that will rise every timet governor takes a breath. We're running out of room in the House anyway, so -- Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I think this is a bill that's well intentioned, and look, I come from Hampton roads, but I will tell you that I really think that this bill is not in the best interests of the commonwealth and can be done much less expensively in an existing department. Thank you, Mr. President.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1349 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 21.
[Unknown]
Ayes 19, nos 21. The bill does not pass.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1441, relating to absentee voting, eligibility of persons whose polling place prohibits firearms.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant .
Glen Sturtevant
Mr. President, can that go bye for the day again?
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1441 will go bye for the day.
Glen Sturtevant
Senate bill 1320, relating to admissions tax, Washington County .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. Move the passage of the bill, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill Carrico
Senate bill 1320 affects Washington County. It's a development there on the tennessee-Virginia line, one side of the development is a retail location with restaurants. The other side will be expanded into with fields, baseball fields, with indoor sports arenas, and the request was to have the ability to charge an admissions tax so that the county can bond the services for the access roads that go into this 250 acres that adjoins this development on the tennessee-Virginia line and I hope the body will pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen .
Chap Petersen
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Would the Senator from Grayson County yield for a question.
Chap Petersen
I yield.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
I'd ask the yes, a few years ago I remember he brought a bill to legalize boxing and wrestling matches down that way and whether there would be sub to the admissions tax.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County .
[Unknown]
If the event is held at the complex, at this location, it would be subject to being able to be used for admission tax.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
Bill Howell
Thank you, senators. The question is shall Senate bill 1320 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 27, nos 13.
[Unknown]
Ayes 27, nos 13. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1350, relating to motor vehicle sales and use tax, refund.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Bath County, Senator deed.
Creigh Deeds
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the bill pass. This bill simply authorizes dmv to return the sales tax when a used car has been returned within 45 days of purchase.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1350 all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Creigh Deeds
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 944, relating to epinephrine, insulin, and glucagon, possession and administration by certain employees of public or private institution of higher education.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Russell County, Senator Chafin .
Ben Chafin
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the bill pass and speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Ben Chafin
This bill simply allows employees of higher education institutions to administer epinephrine and insulin related drugs in medical emergencies, and is akin to the legislation that we have already passed out of this body some time ago that related to secondary education, public education.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 944 all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0, the bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 973, relating to battery on a healthcare provider, penalty.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant .
Glen Sturtevant
Mr. President, I move passage of the bill speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Glen Sturtevant
Mr. President, Senate bill 973 is a bill that extends a penalty for battery against healthcare providers engaged in the performance of their duties. Right now, there is a two-day mandatory minimum for healthcare providers who are assaulted in the emergency room, but as most of us know, healthcare providers are working and doing good work and caring for patients all throughout the hospital, beyond just the emergency department, and so this would extend that penalty to better protect healthcare providers throughout the entire hospital and not just the emergency department.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, you'll notice that I among others voted against this in committee. I want to explain why. This is an anyone mum mandatory sentencing issue. It's already a crime to assault anybody, including a healthcare provider. It makes no sense to say, well, let's legitimate from the general assembly what the punishment should be in terms of the minimum mandatory two days in jail. This should be left to the judges. It's already a crime, let's not put in a minimum mandatory sentencing in a situation like this. Most -- many people in hospitals are not exactly in their right mind when they get angry and something unusual happens and they -- I 'm sure the president has experienced that with regard to patients. It happens, and when the people are in the hospital, they need treatment, but to threaten them with a min -- minimum mandatory sentencing like this goes above and beyond what we ought to be doing. Again, it's already a crime. In the right case, the judge or even the jury will handle the case in an appropriate fashion, but because it has a minimum mandatory sentencing, which is totally unnecessary, I 'm voting against the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Senator. The Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant .
Siobhan Dunnavant
I would say that there are patients in the hospital that are not aware of what they're doing, but in my years as a nurse, there was many patients -- I was assaulted many times, spit on, kicked even when I was pregnant, hit repetitively by the same patients and these were patients that had full knowledge of what they were doing and even that I was pregnant and they shouldn't be doing it, so there is a discrepancy right now in protection. The emergency room healthcare providers vit and the rest of the hospital does not. We hear about this present frequently throughout the hospital and there need to be deterrents set and clearly those that exist now are not sufficient. I think with this change in legislation and penalty, there could be posting in hospitals and those that are capable of being accountable will be held accountable. Now, I will say, you're talking about nurses and other healthcare providers. They get it when somebody is sick, and when somebody is not in their right mind and they May get injured and that's part of the job, but maliciously being assaulted is not, and we need to stand up for these people that are caring for our families and everybody else.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Thank you. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen .
Chap Petersen
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise to speak against the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Chap Petersen
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I just make couple points. This statute, 18.2-57, when we added subpart c, it originally was to protect police officers, and then we added to that judges, magistrates and other people part of the criminal justice system, but that was the original purpose of the statute that -- assault and battery is already illegal, but we wanted to carve out police officers and law enforcement because they hold a special role and when you assault them, it creates a breach of the Peace. Then we added school crossing guards and got into education and now healthcare. Pretty soon year going to get into insurance adjusters, the list is going to go on and on. No, it won't be trial attorneys, we'll never go that far, but point is, ladies and gentlemen, we have a statute that criminalizing assault and battery. We carved out law enforcement as a special category where that really breaches the Peace and calls into question law and order, but now we're adding so much professional categories where people feel if I don't vote for this bill, I 'm somehow showing disrespect for that profession. I'm not, we rnt the profession, but we have to have uniform laws and I hope we strike some measure of uniformity and reject the bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 973 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 28, nos 12.
[Unknown]
Ayes 28, nos 12. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1023, relating to concealed handgun permits, access to Virginia criminal information network.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Move the bill and speaking.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Richard Stuart
Thank you. Despite the title of this, Mr. President, this is not a gun bills about what this is is an information bill and what the bill says is the state police in Virginia shall not let law enforcement in other states access our criminal information network to determine if one of our residents has a concealed carry permit, unless they recognize the concealed carry permit of Virginia, and the reason we do that, there have been cases where folks have been profiled and stop in neighboring jurisdictions when, for instance, you're stopped in maryland and they determine that you have a concealed weapon regardless of whether or not you have a permit as a Virginia citizen, they will arrest you, take you to jail, and they hold you without bond until you can get before a judge. And we don't want our citizens being subjected to that when, frankly, they're not breaking any laws. And so that's what the bill does and I hope you all will support
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. It. The Senator from Fairfax County, Senator Petersen .
Chap Petersen
Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Chap Petersen
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, hopefully this is my last speak of the day, but I did want to say I voted for this bill in committee. I'm not quite sure why it says I voted no. I have representative clients that were pulled over and detain for simply exercising what they thought was their lawful privilege and they obviously should have left the weapon at home, but the bottom line this turns on how you look at people with a concealed carry license. Are they people that are potential criminals or people that are more safe than the average population and I think statistics show they tend to be more safe than the average population, so when you use this list as a reason to pull people over and probable cause for detaining a car, you're doing a disservice and therefore I hope we support this bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1023 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 28, nos 12.
[Unknown]
Ayes 28, nos 12. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1116, relating to public schools, certain employees, insulin pump assistance.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike .
Jeremy McPike
Mr. President, I move the bill pass and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jeremy McPike
Senate bill 1116 speaks to provide a framework to allow those who provide and help our schools, school nurses help our kids and specifically for this bill, those kids that have type one diabetes and carry the insulin pumps, this provides a framework to allow certified nursing assistants, rns, lpns and above to help them reinsert their cannula or insulin pump device, so that's what this seeks to do and helps to correct some of the issues we had in some of our school systems and move at that time bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question shall Senate bill 1116 all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1207, relating to electric personal delivery devices.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
Bill DeSteph
Mr. President, I move we adopt the committee substitute and the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Senator, we just need to pass the bill today.
Bill DeSteph
Mr. President, I move we pass the bill.
[Unknown]
And if you could say a couple --
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
You have the floor.
[Unknown]
Imagine ordering from your favorite online retailer, restaurant or grosser and having an option to check out at the website for starship delivery. Sounds pretty futuristic, but if you choose that, the exact date and time of delivery window will show, your package is load stwod a truck and the last mile, it's put into a stars this delivery device which will navigate through the sidewalks, pathways, and ensure prompt service of delivery of your parcel. You'll receive a message on your phone that the parcel is at your destination, whereby you go out, enter your code nrk it will flip open and you grab your package. Well, wouldn't than something that's cool if you live in the u.K., germany, switzerland, you can already do that today. And if we pass this bill, you'll be able to do it here in the united states in Virginia hopefully sooner. So with that, Mr. President, I move we pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1207 all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1257, relating to two-way video testimony, forensic analysis, and examination.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Russell County, Senator Chafin .
Ben Chafin
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the bill pass. This bill pertains to the division of forensic science and the bill provides for any testimony offered in a preliminary hearing or sentencing hearing or offered by the defendant in non-trial hearings, like suppression hearings, the person who performed an analysis that results in a certificate of analysis May be presented by video conference. It keeps these people from driving up and down the road for non-trial type hearings.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1257 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.
Ben Chafin
Ayes 33, nos 7.
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 7. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1280, relating to suspension of license for failure or refusal to pay fines or costs.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
Thank you, Mr. President. Senate bill 1280 makes a pretty minor tweak to a big problem. We in Virginia suspend 647,517 driver's licenses a year for nonpayment of court fines and costs. A third of those, 200,000, are for non-driving related convictions, and a lot of these people who have their license suspended are really, I would think almost all of them, are people who have a financially difficulty in paying the fine and the court costs. So what we're doing, the bill is just saying that you have 90 days to pay this rather than 30 days, and that's what the bill does.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
Adam Ebbin
I move it pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1280 pass. Bill 1280 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 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1338, relating to passing in a bicycle lane.
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Mr. President, I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Scott Surovell
Thank you, Mr. President. Senate bill 1338 basically makes the law a little bit clearer. The first part of it makes clear what a bicycle lane is under the you May have seen a lot of code. Localities have started to faint these bicycle symbols -- pain these bicycle symbols in the middle of lanes that cars drive in. That makes it clear that's not a bicycle lane. The only thing that's a bicycle lane under the code is a lane exclusively used for bicycles and nothing else. Secondly the bill makes clear that you're not allowed to pass somebody on the right using a bicycle lane. That's one of the most dangerous maneuvers the car can do. Most drivers don't look to their right. They don't think about the bike coming up on the right and it's a very dangerous behavior and a huge problem in northern Virginia in terms of cars using bike lanes to pass cars on the right. It makes clear that's a traffic I hope the body will pass the offense. Bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Rise to speak in opposition to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill Carrico
While the Senator makes some good points to try to delineate bicycle safety, there's also a caveat to this that the general public has been often trained in their driving habits to do. If you have a paved portion of the highway and there's a vehicle turning, you can always pass that vehicle on the right if it's a paved portion and you don't leave that paved portion to pass that vehicle on. What you're going to do is you're going to have traffic backing up behind vehicles now when there's the opportunity for vehicles to pass on the right and you're going to create more accidents. Basically, these bicycle lanes, when they're clear and no one is in them, they're a paved portion and people are -- have been able to pass on the right and their habits have been that they do this and I think this is just going to create a confusion for the drivers out on the highways today that have practiced this for many, many years and I would hope you oppose the bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1338 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 18.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 18. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1339, relating to careless driving and infliction of injury on vulnerable road users.
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Thank you Mr. Speaker president. I move the bill pass and speaking to this bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Scott Surovell
Thank you, Mr. President. You May have noticed a theme here about bicycles and you May ask why is the gentlemen from eastern Fairfax constantly putting in bike bills? A couple reasons. Number one, back when I was younger and a little crazier, I rode a bicycle across the united states of america about 4,000 one summer. It was a lot of fun, almost got killed a couple times, but had a great time. I would encourage everybody to do it, but we have a lot of these bike lanes, again, popping up all over Virginia. You're seeing them in college towns, in cities and rural counties as with he will. You're also seeing a big increase in vehicle and pedestrian deaths. A lot of people are moving more into areas where people like to walk around. Nationally because of this, a lot of other states have started to adopt these laws called vulnerable users laws. They've now been adopted in 19 different states including mississippi, louisiana, delaware, florida, hawaii, maine, oregon, utah, a lot of states like that. Basically what this bill says is, a couple things, it says number one it creates a class of highway users called vulnerable users. These are pedestrians, cyclists, people basically not in a vehicle. Number two, it says that if a driver of a car comes into contact with a vulnerable user and proximate matle caused a serious injury to them and they do it in distracted or careless manner, they're guilty of a traffic offense. Not reckless driving, but a traffic offense. The reason this is necessary is because vulnerable users are at a significant disadvantage to other drivers. Number one, when a pedestrian or cyclist comes into contact with a car, they're frequently concussed, knocked out, they don't remember what happened if they're even alive and that's a big problem in terms of trying to hold somebody accountable either in the traffic system or civil system. Number two, there's no damage to vehicles that you can go back and reconstruct an accident, so it's hard for them to prove xa exactly occurred. They're at a disadvantage. Number three, right now if a driver basically stands up in court and says I didn't see them, it's pretty much an absolute defense and I can get more into the legal niceties of that if you like, but this fills a gap in Virginia law and it will provide a way for pedestrians, cyclists, others who are injured through no fault of their own, you have to be lawfully present on the road, but injured through no fault of their own to cause a driver to be convicted and potentially hold them liable civilly. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Mr. President, would the gentlemen yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Were the Senator from eastern Fairfax County yield for a question.
Richard Stuart
Happily.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
First thing I would ask is, is this -- does this bill define vulnerable road users? Is this the complete classification of what would be now a new term of art in Virginia called vulnerable rudiers?
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County ?
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman lines 13 through 15 defines vulnerable rudiers as a pedestrian, person operating a bicycle, electric personal mobility device, skates board, wheelchair, inline skates, animal or animal-drawn vehicle and I note that includes things like law enforcement officers on traffic stops, construction workers and a lot of other people out on the road.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. And can the gentlemen tell me --
[Unknown]
Would the gentlemen yield for an additional question?
[Unknown]
Sure.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
If we have further definitions for all these things on 14 and 15, please --
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax .
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman, I believe that many of these things are defined in 46.2-100 of the code already. Maybe not all, but I think most of them are.
[Unknown]
Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
Would the gentlemen yield for another question?
[Unknown]
Would you yield for an additional question?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
[Unknown]
He yields.
[Unknown]
To cut through the Chase, how do you define an animal in this bill?
[Unknown]
I would say to the gentleman that it would have to be a person operating an animal, which would be a person on a horse. This actually came up in committee and you actually see that in parts of Virginia and if somebody who's driving a car and they ran into somebody riding a horse on the road, then they would fall into this statute if they were care les or distracted and caused a serious injury to that person.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this bill concerns me in several respects, most notably because all of these classifications on 14 and 15 really are not defined, and we don't know what these things mean. It creates a new cause of action in Virginia which calls for up to 12 months in jail or a $2500 fine and you lose your license for one year. I'm sorry, I thought it said class one misdemeanor. So it calls for up to that within this statute and we already have reckless driving in the state and I -- it troubles me when we start creating these subclassifications of reckless driving which are additional charges and so again, we start piling on people. When there's already a law in place that takes care of this called reckless driving. And I just think that we need to think very closely, very carefully before we start doing this, particularly when you have a bill with so many different classifications or categories and there just are no definitions for them. I hope we would not vote for this bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Speaking to the bill, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Scott Surovell
I had just note for the gentlemen, I think he might be looking at the original bill and not a substitute. The committee struck out the mid demeanor, so the bill as it remains today is only a $250 fine as maximum penalty and that's it. It doesn't create a new case of action at all. It creates a legal standard by which people can be judged in traffic court and civil court. And as to the last point the gentleman made about reckless driving, I would note that reckless driving doesn't work often in cycling cases. We heard testimony in the transportation committee from cycling organizations that talked about how frequently you will find a dead cyclist on the sigh of the road. They can't speak, they're dead or maybe get one that's concussed and can't remember anything. Same thing with a pedestrian. The driver says, I didn't see them and the police officers doesn't have anything to change them with because in order to convict somebody of reckless driving, you have to prove now the collision occurred. There's a case called powers versus commonwealth where somebody wrecked a car, the car traveled over a thousand feet, roll around and got wrapped around a tree and the supreme court of Virginia said that ain't enough to convict somebody. You have to show that the accident happened, not just that there's a wreck. This bill fills that gap.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, rise to speak
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor. To the bill.
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I understand what the bill is intending to do. I'm just concerned that it doesn't do exactly that. There are a line of cases that talk about you have to prove that there was some action that caused the accident, that you can have contact with inanimate objects that would not be an accident that's criminally liable, but in these situations, we're talking about striking of a person or a vehicle which certainly you would have the ability to prove where that person or vehicle was when it was struck. When we passed statutes like this, we take actions that we already have existing statutes where you can be charged with class one misdemeanors, where you can go to jail if the action is determined to be serious. The court can decide that the action is not as serious and make it a less than class one misdemeanor, improper driving, and the court is making the determination of whether the action is culpable and criminal or less culpable and not criminal. When we create this, now there's a specific statute, so if somebody is struck, a pedestrian is struck or a bicyclist or an animal-drawn vehicle is struck and there is serious injury, that person is not going to go to jail with the amendment because it's -- the maximum penalty is a $250 fine. Today, if it's determined that the person was doing an action that was more serious, that they were changing the radio or adjusting their air conditioner, then they could potentially go to jail because that action would be more serious. Mr. President, I understand that in certain parts of the commonwealth, they might have a judicial problem. That's one where we have a different venue to solve it. I do not believe it's a statutory problem and we should remain -- allow the opportunities for the entire commonwealth to address these based on the culpability of the driving action and not on trying to create a new statute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1339 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 21, nos 19.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1409, relating to reckless driving, exceeding speed limit.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke County, Senator Suetterlein .
David Suetterlein
Mr. President, I move that the Senate pass Senate bill 1409 and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
David Suetterlein
This is a bill that we passed out on a broad bipartisan vote last year. Unfortunately, the other chamber didn't see the wisdom of it. They have a subcommittee populated with folks that don't like this, but what this bill does is it changes the automatic threshold for reckless driving being 80 miles per hour and this has been made very necessary bit fact that we have posted speed limits in the commonwealth of miles per hour and that means if you drive 11 miles over that speed limit, you are classified as reckless driving, which as we just heard, it can be punished by a year in jail and/or a $2500 fine. And I don't think that we -- any of us really believe that going 11 miles over the speed limit should be punishable by that, and that's what this bill does is amend that code section.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1409 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 34, nos 6.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 6. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1452, relating to possession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes, exceptions.
[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
Speaking to the bill, Mr. President, members of the Senate, Senate bill 1452 provides an affirmative defense to prosecution for possession of marijuana if a person has a valid, written certification issue by a practitioner for cannabidiol oil, or thc for treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of cancer. Under the current law, only the treatment of epilepsy is covered by the affirmative defense and with that, I move that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1452 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 10.
[Unknown]
Ayes 29, nos 10. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1468, relating to tow truck drivers and towing and recovery operating, requirements, civil penalties.
[Unknown]
The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator Marsden .
Dave Marsden
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the by pass and speaking to the measure.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Dave Marsden
Thank you, Mr. President. This legislation includes the following items regarding towing, but only in planning district 8 and I 'd like to thank the local government in Arlington and Fairfax and the association of towers and the office of -- apartment and office building association for their diligent work on this bill to try to get to where we are today. What this bill does is creates a new $150 mandatory fee that a tow company will have to pay to the literary fund if they are fund guilty of an illegal tow. This is in addition to the fees and fines that already exist and May be awarded in such a case. It reduces the ability of a tow company to use monitors. It would now have to be a service that a business or property owner requests and specifically includes in the contract. In other words, kids just can't hang out and go tell tow truck drivers and be handed five bucks for giving them information about who might be towed illegally. It has to be included in the contract. Requires a tow company to call animal control after a vehicle has been towed if a companion animal is present in the vehicle. It requires that the chair of a trespass tow board rotate among the police, citizen, and tow truck representative annually. The original intent of the bill had been to make the tow truck operator in charge, permanently in charge of the committee. Ensure that someone other than the tow company is the Head of the board two out of every three years. And the legislation includes that written contracts between the tow company and their clients shall supersede any second signature requirements by a locality in district 8 that's already authorized by contract, and this is the essence of the bill here. This is where there's still disagreement, all the other things I think people feel were softening the bill and making it somewhat more acceptable to local government. But in this particular case, if you have a contract with somebody, Mr. President, and you have authorized them to tow people away from your property, what Arlington County wants is what's called a second signature, so someone pulls in, the tow truck operator sees them parking illegally and rather than being able to begin his towing operation, they have to find the owner of the business, whatever they're doing, and require that owner of the business, come out and look at weighs going on and give -- what's going on and give a second signature before the tow with proceed. This is time consuming, it's an intrusion upon the owner of the business. This is handled in contract. We need to honor contracts. It is just as illegal the first minuture in that spot as -- minute you're in that spot as you are five or ten minutes later. I actually went to some demonstrations of towing and there's about a seven or eight-minute window that somebody has if they're just going to an atm machine, going to get directions for something, to come back, get in their car and leave, and they have to be unhooked by law in Virginia. There is what's called a fee of -- what's called a drop fee if you've already been hooked up, but not lifted off the ground, you pay a $25 fee to be unhooction. That is the bill and like I say, gist therefore bill, most important part of it is this second signature. Arlington county is in favor of it. Obviously the tow truck drivers and businesses like the chamber of commerce in Arlington who support this bill are against, and with that, I urge that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you rng Senator. The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. I would ask the ladies and gentlemen of the Senate to not vote for this bill. For several reasons. Arlington county had a public hearing and as you know, local government has in the statute some authority and control over the towing operations within their jurisdictions. And after a robust public hearing and lots of comments from all stakeholders and including customers and residents who have been towed, the county board moved forward with the decision to implement a second signature but not to take effect until July 1st, 2017, because they want to continue to work with the towing companies and the businesses in the county. Now, Arlington says that in their apartment buildings, the apartment buildings in Arlington, many of them have voluntarily implemented a second signature because they want to ensure that their tenants or visitors of their tenants are not in advertently towed and Arlington would like to extend that to office properties. Now, Arlington would argue that Virginia beach and Stafford, boat those jurisdictions, do -- both those jurisdictions do have the second signature. They would not be affected by this bill and as far as the research that we've been able to do, there have not been complaints from either Virginia beach or Stafford County about the implementation of a second signature. I would compliment the Senator from western Fairfax on his diligent work in improving many other aspects of the bill, but that really as stick point and I think this issue begs the broader question of what kind of authority do we -- should local government exercise over this very local activity where the impacts are very direct, they're in our neighborhoods n our communities, and local government is really closest to it. I had offered an amendment to the bill in committee, which I wish had passed, and the amendment was to direct the a.G. To sit down with stakeholders and to look at this entire issue and also look at the Virginia consumer protection act to see how other applications May apply to the towing question. So although this bill is maybe 50% there, we would like it to be 100% there, so I would ask that this bill be defeated. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
Thank you, Mr. President. Would the Senator from western Fairfax yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for a question.
Adam Ebbin
I field.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
As the Senator from Arlington explained, are you aware that Stafford and at least one other jurisdiction elsewhere in the state require a signature?
[Unknown]
The Senator from western Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I'm aware this has been done in other parts of state but the problems in some of the more crowded suburbs in northern Virginia has become acute and the towing industry and local businesses certainly represented by the chamber of commerce in Arlington feel that they need to move these vehicles away expeditiously. They're taking up spots that -- in a very crowded environment, that legitimate customers need to access these businesses, and the second signature takes these small business owners and even large business owners away from their customers, away from their business. They just want to have a contract to have this taken care of. It's just as wrong to park illegally in the first 30 seconds as it is 30 minutes later, and they want to get these vehicles out of the way so that their customers can access their businesses.
[Unknown]
The Senator --
[Unknown]
Speaking against the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
I would just say that no one is suggesting that it's okay to park illegally and that if a business wants to have a contract to tow away people who are violators, they certainly should do so and that's the current policy for those who want to and it would remain the current policy. I also wanted to question whether the owner specifically is required to come outside. If the tower comes in or phones them with a license plate and says is sj-2, whatever, registered as your guest or do you want them to be towed, I don't know that they have to -- that the business owner has to come outdoors, but secondly, this bill is being referred to as a second signature bill and ream, it's a first sigd bill. It's saying that you have to sign before someone is towed. The first signature is just a contract. So when it says second signature, it just means when you're towing someone, do you have to get authorization from the business that they know about it. And I would just say it's really, in a -- it's not in a retail property owner's best interest to get it wrong when it comes to towing. Current policy protecting the private property owners' unquestioned rights to control their parking spaces while ensuring that the same property owner cannot simply blame a tow on a third party spotter who gets it wrong, so ski that we defeat the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator Marsden .
Dave Marsden
Thank you, Mr. President. Look, no gone likes being towed, but folks have a right to protect their business. Thn shee haven't to stop taking care of customers to sign a tret to authorize a tow that they've already contracted for and one other thing we put in the bill that is when the customer goes to pick up their vehicle, it's required on the receipt that it will tell them how to file a complaint, that they've been towed illegally and gives them the contact information, and in Arlington County, I believe the number 12 or 14 illegal tows upheld in the county, so it is not a huge problem. The $150 fee that we've added to this is designed as an additional speed bump to make sure that the tow operator thinks twice before towing a vehicle that May not be in violation of anything, and I would, again, reiterate my motion that we pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Speaking to the bill, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Scott Surovell
You know, I wasn't going to say anything and I 'm sure you guys are really enthralled with this northern Virginia debate over here, but let me -- the idea that this isn't a problem, I completely reject that and there's only so long I can listen to that. I'm sorry, apologies to the gentleman from western Fairfax, but my car has been towed illegally four times. My wife is pregnant, we move into a condo, marked my car in the parking lot and the car got towed three times in one week by the sail toelg company. I call the hoa, say call them not to tow my call, I don't have my decal yet. They tow it again, and the third time, they towed it again two days later after being repeatedly told to stop towing my car. Then about -- and then about two years ago, I 'm trying to run for office, working my butt off, out knocking on doors, park my car in front of my campaign headquarters in this shopping senior where I 'm renting space, paying good rent to rent space, park my dar with my designate tags on the vehicle, went out to put signs in the middle of the night, come back at 1:00 a.M. And my car is gone. Now, these guys are brilliant. You think they would be smarter than tow a car with lead foot on we go down to this lot with all the tag. These beat-up cars, all these guys hovering around, the shadiest place I ever saw, and, you know, they want cash. Right? They won't take a credit card, won't take a check, only take cash. So you got to go out and find an atm, get $150 in cash. A lot of times they ask for the wrong amount, maybe they ask you for $25 more, maybe $10 more, but the problem with the existing statute is that if a locality enacts their own towing ordinance, you can't file an action under the Virginia consumer protection act, and the reason that's important is because unless you can file Suit under the consumer protection act, you can't recover your attorney's fee or statutory damages if you've been damaged. So who's going to file a lawsuit if they've been damaged by 25 bucks? If this towing company says you got to pay me an extra $25, nobody is going to file that lawsuit. They're going to pay it and get their car back. They're not going to let their car sit in a lot for an extra two or three weeks. The bill doesn't have language that gives any teeth to this, so any of these things year talking about can be enforced by somebody, a commonwealth attorney or private attorney and until it has that in there, the bill isn't ready. It originally had the sentence in there and it was taken out. Until the sentence is in the bill, I don't think we should pass it.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill Carrico
I hope that we will pass the bill. Up until this point, I thought it was a fight between Arlington and Fairfax, but after listening to the Senator from eastern Fairfax, I think now this has become a good republican bill. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from western Fairfax -- you've spoken twrice, so I 'm going to let you speak, but make it brief.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I 'm just shocked at the illegal behavior of my colleague from the -- from eastern -- I 'm 68 years old, I have never been towed. I urge that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1468 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 23, nos 17.
[Unknown]
Ayes 23, nos 17. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, Senate bills on second reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, move that the Senate bills on second reading on the uncontested calendar, Page 21 through 24, Senate bill 1376 through Senate bill 1462, be advanced to engrossment and third reading in the block after the adoption of any amendments there to. That any Senator who desires to remove a bill should please do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall all Senate bills on second reading of the uncontested calendar on Page 21 through Page 24, Senate bill 1376 through Senate bill 1462, be engrossed and advanced to their third reading in the block after the adoption of the amendments thereto, that any Senator desiring to remove a bill from the block would do so after the clerk has read the number of bill. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to.
Ryan McDougle
Senate bill 1376, a bill reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen .
Chap Petersen
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that we adopt the substitute.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
Chap Petersen
Senate bill 1583, reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute. There is a floor substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke County, Senator Suetterlein .
David Suetterlein
Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be adopted with a recommendation that it be rejected and speaking to that motion briefly.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
David Suetterlein
We need to do that so we can get to the floor substitute that is next, which is the posture I believe the bill should be in.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that the substitute be rejected, the question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The nos have it. The substitute is rejected. The Senator from Roanoke County .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the floor substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator, if you could wave the reading first.
[Unknown]
Happy to wave the reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the floor substitute be wavered. All if favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed no. The ayes have it. The reading of the floor substitute is waived. The Senator from Roanoke County .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I'd move that we adopt the floor substitute and speaking to that briefly.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
As you look at the bill, the substitute makes it look somewhat technical because it's numbers being replaced. What we did is the bill is designed to make it easier for folks that have skills in the trades to teach in our schools without having to go through the full licensure process that we want most of our teachers to do. As we were doing that, I found out that my wife does read my bills and one of the exceptions we were taking out was cpr training for our -- for these folks. It's a short afternoon class and also we were taking out a thing, requirement that makes folks aware of signs of physical abuse of children, so both those things can be handled in an afternoon. We can still get it done quickly and to make Mrs. Suetterlein happy, I hope we will adopt the
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Floor substitute. The question is shall the floor substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will those opposed, no. Say aye. The ayes have it. The floor substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 866, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from staff fo,d Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. Move the 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. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
Richard Stuart
Senate bill 953, reporting from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. Senate bill 1008, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta County, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
Emmett Hanger
Senate bill 1270, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. Senate bill 1382, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
I move the adoption of the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
Adam Ebbin
Senate bill 1434, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services. Senate bill 1461, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike .
Jeremy McPike
Mr. President, I move the body adopt the substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
Jeremy McPike
Senate bill 1462, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike .
Jeremy McPike
Mr. President, I ask the body agree to the amendment.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to. The question is shall the Senate bills be engrossed and advanced to their third reading. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The bills are engrossed and the ayes have it. Advanced to their third reading.
Jeremy McPike
Regular calendar, Senate bills on second reading. Senate bill 907, relating to governing --
[Unknown]
Excuse me, madam clerk. The Senator from Portsmouth, Senator Lucas .
Louise Lucas
Mr. President, having voted on the prevailing side by which Senate bill 1462 passed -- 68, I 'm sorry, I move that that vote be reconsidered. On Page 21.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which Senate bill 1468 passed be reconsidered. 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.
Louise Lucas
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from western pair fax county, Senator Marsden .
Dave Marsden
Having previously explained the bill, Mr. President, and debated it, I move that the bill
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Pass. The question is shall Senate bill 1468 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.
Dave Marsden
Ayes 20, nos 20.
[Unknown]
Ayes 20, nos 20. The chair votes no, the bill does not pass. [ booing ]
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, Senate bills on second reading. Senate bill 907, relating to governing boards of public institutions of higher education, leadership, residency. Reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute. And there is a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Mr. President, I would move the committee substitute.
[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 committee substitute is agreed to. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I offered a floor amendment that's drawn to the substitute. The floor amendment has been distributed, so consequently, I would request we waive the reading of the floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the floor amendment be wavered. All in favor of the potion will say aye. The ayes have it. Those opposed no. The reading of the floor amendment is waived. The Senator from James city county.
Tommy Norment
Thank you Mr. Speaker president. I realize in this bill came out of committee with the substitute on a fairly significant vote, but I want to compliment the gentle lady from northern Fairfax County for having some insight. I appreciate on the face of this that it appears to be a rather innocuous decision, but I think it's very myopic. What the bill provides for is that both the rector and vice rector or the president or vice president of a board of visitors must be from in-state. I think one of the things that makes our higher education system in the commonwealth of Virginia so extraordinary is the diversity of the student bodies that we have. The colleges and universities do not try to create a homogeneous student population, but they try to create a heterogeneous student population and the reason for that is, having had the opportunity to teach for a number of years at the college of william & mary, there are a lot of lessons that are learned outside of the classroom and in the social interaction between various students. The wonderful thing is that many of the graduates of our state universities feel a sense of connectivity, a sense of appreciation, for their alma mater. Some of them express that appreciation with the generosity and financial contributions. Others express that appreciation in a call for public service to serve on those board of visitors. I think it is fairly short-sighted to say that someone who is a passionate graduate of one of our public colleges cannot be a rector or a vice rector, a chairman or a vice chairman, or a president or a vice president of a board of visitors. Some of the most extraordinary leaders that we've had on some of our flagship universities on the board of visitors have come from out of state, graduates who have contributed both their time and equally important their money and sometimes there is a correlation between the two of those. So what my floor amendment does is it makes a very modest change. It just changes a conjunction from and to or, and what that translates into is that you can have a rector who is from the commonwealth of Virginia and a vice rector who is out of state. If that vice rector subsequently moves up to be the rector of a college or university, then the vice rector must be a resident of the commonwealth of Virginia, so you can always have one out of state member and one in-state member, providing the leadership to your board of visitors. The importance of that is also that it creats orderly success plan and anyone that's ever been involved with an administration and running of a college or university where we have site-based management, realizes that it's big business and it's big business that for those in the leadership requires a great deal of focus and determination, so with that explanation, I would respectfully ask that the amendment be adopted, changing the wort and from or that provides that option.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Speaking to the amendment,
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor. Mr. President.
Scott Surovell
Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I appreciate the majority leader correcting my myopicity. I appreciate you correcting me on that. I have no problem with the amendment and I would ask the body to adopt the amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the floor amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will those opposed, no. The ayes have it. Say aye. The floor amendment is agreed to. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you, 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 its third reading.
Scott Surovell
Senate bill 1021, relating to failure to obey highway sign where driver sleeping or resting, prepayable offense.
[Unknown]
The Senator from southern Fairfax County, Senator Barker .
George Barker
Mr. President, I move that that bill be passed by for the dae.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1021 will be go bye for the day.
George Barker
Senate bill 1077, relating to issuance of disabled parking placards.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds .
Creigh Deeds
Thank you, Mr. President. I have an amendment for this bill tomorrow, so I move that it go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Without option, Senate bill 1077 will go bye for the day.
Creigh Deeds
Senate bill 1191, relating to assisted living facilities, cap on civil penalties.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading
Glen Sturtevant
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 its third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1195, related to produce safety, agriculture civil penalty fund, penalties. Reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources with a substitute.
Glen Sturtevant
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the 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. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Stafford .
Richard Stuart
I would move the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you, 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 its third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1224, relating to landowner liability, recreational access. Reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading
Bill Howell
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 its third reading.
Richard Stuart
Senate bill 1315, relating to foster care, possession of firearm. Reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading
Bill Howell
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 its third reading.
Bill Carrico
Senate bill 1395, relating to small renewable energy projects, environmental permit by rule process. Reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to. The senior Senator from Virginia beach.
Frank Wagner
Mr. President, I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the to its third reading. Bill be engrossed and advanced all in favor of the motion will say aye.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Those opposed no. The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city.
[Unknown]
Could Senate bill 1395 hashthe vote been tabulated? Oh, it has.
[Unknown]
Yes, we -- I had called for the vote. We had -- I haven't announced yet.
[Unknown]
So I guess once you announce it, I 'll make a moment.
[Unknown]
Sounds good. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to its third reading. The Senator from Fairfax County .
Bill Howell
Having voted on the prevailing side, can we reconsider the vote glot question is shall the vote by Senate bill 1395 was dros gross 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 38, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Fairfax city.
[Unknown]
Can that bill go bye for the day?
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1395 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1491, relating to agritourism activities, residence rental. Reported from committee on agriculture, conservation, and natural resources.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. Modify the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading. All in favor of the motion will say aye. The ayes have it. Those opposed, no. The bill is engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
Richard Stuart
Senate bill 1587, relating to alcoholic beverage control, wine and beer licenses. Rehabilitation and social reported from the committee on services.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Bath County, Senator deed.
Creigh Deeds
Mr. President, I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third reading.
Bill Howell
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 its third reading.
Creigh Deeds
Uncontested calendar, Senate bills on first reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I now move that all the Senate bills on the first reading on both the uncontested and regular calendar, including all Senate bills on Page 28 through Page 32, including Senate bill 890 through Senate bill 1342, that the rules of 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 and the first reading of the titles of Senate bills on the uncontested and regular calendars, Page 28 through Page 32, Senate bill 890 through Senate bill 1342, be dispensed with. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The reading of the titles is dispensed with. The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I now move that all the bills be passed bye for the day, sir.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate bills on the uncontested and regular calendars now on second reading go bye for the all in favor of the motion will day. Say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bills will go bye for the day. The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator mar deny.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. Speaker president. I would positive that, by unanimous consent, that we agree to reconsider the vote that we made on Senate bill 1468 so that a member could change his vote that was made in advertently.
[Unknown]
The Senate will stand at ease. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Pr president, once we have we stored some degree of order, I 'd like to address the motion that the Senator made.
[Unknown]
The Senator lass the floor.
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I am going [ gavel banging ] >> The Senator will come to order. To -- [ scattered laughter ]
[Unknown]
History lesson.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I 'm going to respectfully note an objection to the unanimous consent request to reconsider the bill a second time. Mr. President, I think it is a bad precedent. I thought it was a bad precedent when it was used some time ago. If someone has cast a vote that they're reflecting on it now, I would encourage you to go get a yellow sheet from the clerk's office and change your vote in the journal, but it does not change the outcome of the bill, so I respectfully object.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Senator, you've requested that the bill be reconsidered and you were about on the favorable side of the bill, so someone else is going to need to make --
[Unknown]
Could I yield not Senator from Chesapeake ? Or excuse me, from Prince William County. Senator McPike .
[Unknown]
The Senator from northern Chesapeake, Senator Spruill .
Lionell Spruill
Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, I 'm going to ask that rewe consider the vote and let me explain myself. When the vote was taken, I voted for the bill and I went into the lounge and when the vote was taken back again, I thought I gave the young man the thumbs up and he said I gave a, for so that was my fault. I did vote for it and I gave my word to him that I will vote for it, so it is my fault. I want to apologize because it was my fault but I gave my word and I want to keep it, but he misunderstood me the second time around, so I was not for it, but I voted for the bill and I so I wish we reconsider.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. And this is a unanimous vote, it is required. The question is shall the vote by which Senate bill 1468 was defeated, be reconsidered? 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.
Lionell Spruill
Ayes 32, nos 7.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 7. The motion is not agreed to. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, inquiry of the clerk, does that complete today's calendar?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
Tommy Norment
Is there any other business to come before the Senate ? Ed Senator from Fairfax County, Senator Petersen .
Chap Petersen
Mr. President, rise for a motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Chap Petersen
Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I spoke yesterday about Senate bill 1593 which I filed with unanimous consent and I said if I had an objection to the bill, I would strike the bill and I had two senators who did object and to therefore, I move that the bill be stricken, Senate bill 1593.
[Unknown]
That needs to be done in committee, Senator. Not on the floor of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Which committee do I go to? They told me not to show -- all right, whatever.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from spot till vein yeah, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise quickly for announcement.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bryce Reeves
Members of the chamber, you have should have gotten an email, but tomorrow night is the fifth annual military appreciation night at the Virginia war memorial. We're going to be screening a film tomorrow night as well, and would appreciate everybody coming by from 6:00 to 9:00. Not that you need to stay for the whole thing, but I believe the governor and yourself, Mr. President, are supposed to swing by there as well. First time we're holding it at the war memorial and appreciate everybody's attendance.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. Inquiry of the clerk, could you re-midlothian turnpike -- remind me please, ma'am, when crossover is?
[Unknown]
February the 7th.
Tommy Norment
Thank you very much, ma'am. I just thought perhaps I would encourage the members to be mindful of that as we continue to pass a number of bills bye for the day. Point of personal privilege, sir.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I just want to publicly compliment the Senator from Fairfax city who was very gentlemenly in extending the offer yesterday to strike the bill that he had introduced under unanimous consent and I applaud his behavior and gentlemanliness on that.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, on a matter of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor. Mr. President, I think many times we sit in this body and we kind of forget our heritage and we forget the importance of what has happened in the general assembly of Virginia historically. And in particular, I 'm reminded that thomas jefferson thought that one of the great things that he accomplished was to author the statute for religious freedom here in Virginia. Mr. President, the Senate of Virginia was founded shortly after the declaration of independence was signed and it was six months after that that thomas jefferson penned in Frederick burg in a tavern the first draft of the statute for religious freedom. At that time, the presbyterians were not happy that their tax monies were going to the church of england and so on and so forth, and it took, however, about eight year before the statute was finally passed by this body. In 1785, and it was James Madison that shepherds it through and george nancy and others supported him. It was not easy to get it through, took eight year. Mr. President, we should be reminded today of the importance of that statute. It began here in the general assembly of Virginia, not in this building, but where Virginia general assembly met here in Richmond at that time. We should also be reminded of other values of our country. For example, in the statue of liberty, it's a welcome for other countries to come to america and in the famous words of emma lazarus which are engraved on the statue of lib, give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free. These are the values that make Virginia and america truly great. In Roanoke, we celebrate every year in May a local colors weekend where immigrants from all over the country have come to live in our valley. Over 120 different cultural groups live in the Roanoke valley. We're very proud of this. At Virginia tech, they have 3500 students, international stants from around the world. These are students. In addition to that, receive research scientists, educators, professors, and of course the Roanoke research institute, the Virginia tech partnership. There's scientists from all over the world that are coming to our region, the Roanoke region, to do research on brain, neurology and a whole field of physical medicine, in the field of healthcare and technology. And this is very important to our economy as well. Mr. President, it's for this reason, these two values, religious freedom and the welcoming of our community to those from around the world, that is why so many people were so astounded by what happened over the weekend with the president's executive order. Yesterday, almost a thousand people gathered at Virginia tech protesting the president's executive order. And Mr. President, president sands at Virginia tech spoke about the fact that over 100 students are directly affected and impacted by the president's exec stiff order. In Roanoke, there was also demonstrations and all over the country, there have been people protesting the president's executive order. Mr. President, tim sands, the president at Virginia tech, commented that he's reaching out to all these students and scholars who will be impacted. He says they have been advised not to travel abroad at this time. And Mr. President, these 3500 students, plus faculty, staff and others, are deeply offended by what happened in Washington the other day. President sands says, according to reports, that Virginia tech will continue to do all that we can to support and advocate for the international members of our community who are vital to our mission. They're welcomed and cherished members of our community regardless of immigration status, national origin, religion, and citizenship. And Mr. President, the president of Virginia tech got it right. The thousands, almost a thousand people who demonstrated yesterday, spontaneously at Virginia tech, got it right. They recognized that we have these cherish values and we should not infringe upon the values of freedom of religion. So many people came to this country as we know because of -- they wanted a place where they could worship in freedom, and so many people are coming to this country daily because of the opportunities of this country, which has made america great, so I hope, Mr. President, we would remember that we should cherish the values that we in Virginia founded, the statute for religious freedom, and we in Virginia appreciate and cherish the values of freedom of religion, the values of welcoming people from around the world. Let's keep america great by doing that. Thank you, Mr. President.
John Edwards
Thank you, Senator. The clerk will please report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
Today, Tuesday, January 31st, the education and health subcommittee on higher education will meet immediately upon adjournment, fourth floor east conference room, senators Saslaw, Black, Chase, Cosgrove, and Petersen. The committee on privileges and elections will meet 15 minutes after adjournment in Senate room a. The committee on local government will meet 30 minutes after adjournment, Senate room b. The finance subcommittee on education will meet at 3:30 p.M., tenth floor conference room, senators Norment, Newman, Howell, Saslaw, Hanger, Ruff, and Dunnavant. The education and health subcommittee on health will meet at 4:00 p.M., third floor east conference room, senators Cosgrove, Black, Barker, Lewis, and Suetterlein. Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1st, the finance subcommittee on public safety will meet at 7:30 a.M., tenth floor conference room, senators McDougle, Howell, Norment, Lucas, Carrico, and Obenshain. The women's legislative roundtable will meet at 8:30 a.M., third floor east conference room. The committee on finance will meet at 9:00 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., Senate room one.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, after many requests, we're going to move public safety back 15 minutes in the morning to 7:45.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Bedford srntion Newman .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I move that the Senate do now adjourn until 12:00 noon tomorrow.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate stand adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. Until 12:00 noon tomorrow.