02/01/2017 Senate Proceedings

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SB1260—00:04:48
SB907—00:02:15
SB1191—00:00:58
SB1195—00:04:31
SB1338—00:00:15
SB1195—00:01:43
SB1224—00:00:36
SB1315—00:01:43
SB1491—00:03:15
SB1587—00:00:32
SB1260—00:02:08
SB1077—00:07:10
SB1395—00:00:14
SB1066—00:00:12
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)—00:00
Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)—00:05
Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)—00:00
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:02
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:03
Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:07
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:00
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—01:15
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—05:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:48
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—01:10
Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)—00:00
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:02
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:00
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:02
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:20
Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)—00:00
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:02
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:05
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—02:41
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)—00:31
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:00
Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)—00:02
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:00
Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)—00:00
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:00
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—04:24
Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)—00:00
Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)—00:00
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:34
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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend Andrew George, Clover Hill Assembly
of God, Midlothian, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

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

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10131): reading waived (37?Y 3?N)

The House of Delegates has passed the following House bills: HB
1405, 1453, 1494, 1497, 1504, 1551, 1741, 1750, 1763, 1785, 1885, 1922, 2015,
2032, 2075, 2161, 2162, 2163, 2164, 2165, 2167, 2201, 2229, 2277, 2457

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint
resolutions: HJ 780, 783, 784, 793

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following Senate joint
resolutions: SJ 325, 335

House bills and joint resolutions referred: see February 2 Senate
Calendar

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS REPORTED

From Finance: SB 838S, 963, 975, 1005S, 1018, 1034A, 1053S,
1063S, 1086, 1149, 1154, 1239, 1243A, 1253, 1285A, 1286S, 1287A, 1328, 1361,
1391, 1412, 1416S, 1527, 1551S, 1576A, 1591A

From Local Government: SB 795A, 932S, 1262A, 1373A, 1553,
1558, 1559A, 1569A, 1580

From Privileges and Elections: SB 821, 845, 846, 1133
rereferred to Finance, 1490S rereferred to Finance, 1552A, 1571, 1581, 1585; SJ
221 rereferred to Rules, 223S, 231S, 284 rereferred to Finance, 290, 295S, 331,
342

BILL REREFERRED

From Privileges and Elections: SB 1593 rereferred to Rules

SJ 356 - offered by Senator Deeds

SJ 357 - offered by Senator Cosgrove

SJ 358 - offered by Senator Peake

SJ 359 - offered by Senator Edwards

Joint resolutions laid on Clerks Desk under Senate Rules
11(b), (26)g and HJR 555: see February 2 Senate Calendar

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB1173 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1376 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1583 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 866 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 953 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1008 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1270 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1382 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1434 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1461 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB1462 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 919 - Out of block, Passed by for day

SB1260 - Out of block, Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB1128 - Passed by for day

SB1441 - Passed by for day

SB 907 - Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N), Norment
floor amendment agreed to (voice vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote), Rules
suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), Passed Senate
(35-Y 5-N)

SB1191 - Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)

SB1195 - Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 15-N)

SB1224 - Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 3-N)

SB1315 - Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)

SB1491 - Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 9-N)

SB1587 - Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB 940 - Read second time, Rehabilitation and Social Services
substitute rejected (voice vote), Finance substitute agreed to (voice vote),
Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 890 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB 927 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB1288 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB1305 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB1310 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB1333 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

SB1352 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB1021 - Passed by for day

SB1077 - Read second time, Deeds floor substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1395 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1066 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1152 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1172 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1188 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1210 - Passed by for day

SB1227 - Read second time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1342 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 800 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 839 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 889 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 966 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 982 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1060 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1118 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1165 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1168 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1182 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote
(40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1193 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1300 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1322 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1374 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1418 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1427 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1444 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1459 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1473 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1479 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1483 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 806 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 959 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 991 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1013 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1110 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1123 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1198 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1226 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1264 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1265 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1282 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1341 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1360 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1393 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1394 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1428 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1431 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1456 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1470 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1530 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1542 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB1586 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HJ 829 - Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration
(38-Y 0-N), Agreed to by Senate (voice vote)

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned at 1:55 p.m. to
convene Wednesday, February 2 at 12 m. 

BILL REPORTED

From Education and Health: SB 1371 rereferred to Finance

 

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]
>>. >>> Senate will come to order. Senators will take their seats. Those persons not entitled to privileges on the floor will kindly retire to the gallery. Senators will please stand and be led in prayer by the Reverend andrew george, clover hill assembly of God, welcome, sir.
[Unknown]
Good afternoon, let's pray. God, thank you for a new day that you've blessed us with. Your grace, your mercies, are new every morning and this day is no different. We acknowledge your goodness, your greatness and God I 'm asking you right now if you increase your presence, your love is amazing and wisdom is infinite. Let every home represented here be an oasis from the turmoil in the world and a place of rest and rejuvenation. Let every home here be a conduit for the love so our world needs. As people from all over our community walk into our homes, let them experience your Peace, joy, and inner healing. I pray the hurting and broken could come and experience rest in these places. I speak over the relationships in this place, both personally and professionally. That you would give us eyes to see and ears to hear what your heart experiences. I'm confident that this has been prayed countless times from others but let the wisdom of God be evident in this place. Let the unity be evident to the watching world and this assembly be a model for others in our great nation to follow. I bless every individual in this place with richest blessings of heaven and submit this prayer in jesus name, amen. >> Members will call the roll. All those present vote aye.
[Unknown]
You have a quorum, Mr. President.
Bill Howell
Senator from Chesterfield moves the reading of the communication be waived. Those in favor say aye. Opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote. Have senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote in the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye37, no, three. Reading of the journal is waived if the clerk will report any communications from the House ? Senator from James city county, Senator normalent.
[Unknown]
I respectfully move we waive any reading from the House of representatives.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the reading be waived? Are the senators ready to vote? Have all senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 37, no. Three. Reading of communication is raised. Clerk will report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The time has come to recognize visitors to our gallery and take up matters for the morning hour. Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator suvovell.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
Thank you. We have a group of exchange students, one from my district and we're joined by adele from kazakhstan and una from serbia. I hope they have a great visit and learn our government works better than the government closer to the river where they're living now. I hope you give them a warm welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Please stay standing. We appreciate you being here today and just a personal experience, we had an exchange student at our home in high school. What a great way to learn about different folks' cultures and intent was for me to learn their language and that didn't work out well, but we appreciate you being here. There is a tremendous amount of history here in Mr. Jefferson's capitol. I ask members to prz join me m offering our exchange students a warm welcome with the Senate .
Barbara Favola
Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke .
Mamie Locke
Thank you, please. I rise for three introductions.
Barbara Favola
Senator has the floor.
Mamie Locke
First is a group from nasa. I am pleased to welcome the men and women from nasa research center in Hampton, celebrating 100 years in excellence in aerospace achievements, discoveries and break throughs. This is an milestone that will be celebrated with a multitude of events and continuing the legacy of inspiring countless include managing the first manned space program, improving aerospace vehicles and implementing vital earth and space sighin missions, exploring surface of mars and opening frontiers of commercial space. All part of a commonwealth's generations accomplishments reach of legacy. Contributions are present in every american aircraft, and has allowed the united states to safely land numerous space craft throughout the solar system and enable our nation to have a human presence on mars. As nasa langly celebrates 100 years of excellence in 2017, we'll look forward to a soaring future with amazing discoveries, break throughs, and inspiring a future work force. This is the 12th annual aerospace days of I .Encourage you to meet with our visitors and attend a legislative reception and stop by the travel and exhibit trailers today and tomorrow while it is in Richmond. So on behalf of Senator Lewis, Senator Mason and myself, please extend a warm welcome to nasa langly.
[Unknown]
You thank you, Senator. Will members prz rise? Thank you. It's always great to see you all. It's great to see you all and thank you for what you do, contributing to a space flight and to science and on behalf of the senators from Virginia, thank you for what you're doing at nasa and eastern shore. We wish you a great day and look forward to seeing you throughout the day and this evening. I ask members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from nasa the warm welcome of the Senate. The Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke .
Mamie Locke
Thank you, Mr. President, also, joining us in the fwalry are a group of students from Hampton school of pharmacy. Please extend to them a warm welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Will members from the Hampton school of pharmacy please rise. Thank you all. Thank you for being with us today. As well, and I have several physicians on the floor today. We appreciate what you're doing in our mission to take care of our people and promote good health so I would ask members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the Hampton university a warm welcome of the Senate. Senator from Hampton .
Mamie Locke
Thank you, Mr. President. On behalf of I 'd like to extend a warm welcome to a member from able are s please rise? Thank you. Yesterday we had a rally on the capitol greens and it's something we're aware of and focused on. Thank you for being here to advocate for those. Please join me m welcoming the members to the Senate. Senator from petersberg, Senator Dance. Thank you, Mr. President.
Roz Dance
Mrp, we have a group of women in green representing the links incorporated. They're here today for lobby day. They're a not for profit corporation established in 1946. Membership conactivities of 14,000 professional women of color and 283 chapters located in 41 states. The district of columbia, and commonwealth of the bahamas. It is one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and enduring a culture of african americans. The link has has attracted distinguished women and made a difference in they are communities and the world. They work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnerships. Links members contribute more than 500,000 documented hours of community service annually. Strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation. Mr. President, on behalf of Senator Lucas, the Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke, and I, who are all links as well, we ask that you give the awesome ladies a warm welcome of the Senate .
Mamie Locke
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the links please rise? Thank you for visiting you're beautiful in your green and I enjoyed the opportunity to visit with you. And thank you for talking about the issues that are so important to you and as the Senator from petersberg said, thank you for what you do for the communities. We're all in this together and the work that you're doing is what makes our communities great for people to live and raise their families. I ask members of the Senate to join me in offering members of the links a warm welcome of the Senate. The junior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Wexton .
Jennifer Wexton
Thank you. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
Mamie Locke
Senator has the floor.
Jennifer Wexton
Thank you, I had an opportunity to visit the third grade class of miss Adams at carter elementary school. I said you ne, you should come to Richmond and visit me down there in session and darned if they didn't take me up on it. So they're joined by Mrs. Crab's class. We do have three kids I 'd like to give a shout to. Zion hasini. We had a trivia contest and they were the winners. So if you would give them a warm welcome.
[Unknown]
I will, Senator. Will members from carter el flint school please rise. Thank you and congratulations on having an opportunity to be here. And just a good story. We get good ideas from third graders one piece of legislation was about smoking in cars when there are children in the car. That idea came from third graders and now that has become law in the commonwealth of Virginia so we appreciate your ideas and keep working hard in school and it won't be long before you'll be able to serve as senators and delegates and maybe even the governor of the commonwealth. So have a great stay this afternoon. I'd ask members to join me m offering members from carter school a warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Thank you, Mr. President, rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Ryan McDougle
We have an individual interning in my office. Some of you might have seen her if you're a fan of public colleges and universities you might notice her as starting shooting guard for vcu women's basketball team defending the university of Richmond last night for those who did not go to public school in Virginia. Isis thorpe is a criminal justice major and getting her minor in psychology and she's been a tremendous asset and learning ins and outs of the process and I would hope that you would wish her well in the remainder of the season and offer the warm welcome of the thank you to the office for Senate. Being a great help.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Would miss thorpe please rise? Isis, thank you for being here this afternoon. And thank you for all the great work you're doing in Senator McDougle 's office and congratulations on the season you're having and win last night. We're looking forward to another game tonight when rams play the university of Richmond. We wish you well tonight. I ask the members to join me in offering miss isis thorpe the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Senator from northern Fairfax County, Senator howe.
Janet Howell
Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Janet Howell
We have members of the american association of university women of Virginia who are visiting as part of their annual state lobby day. Since 1881 has been one of the leading voices promoting equity for women and girls through education and research. The first aaw branch in Virginia was sthished here in Richmond in 1909 and since then, the organization has grown to 26 branchs and over 2200 members throughout the commonwealth. Members have been meeting with raums on -- a variety of issues including legislation to reduce the gender pay gap, to provide worker was paid sick leave arcs sift victims of human trafficking, and ratify the equal rights amendment. They also are very interested in fair, nonpartisan legislative redistricting and I hope you'll give them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from aauw please rise? Thanks for joining us this afternoon. And we've enjoyed visiting with you. Thank you for being here to educate and advocate to you and a lot of us as well. We hope you have a great stay today and wish you salve travels. I ask senators to join me in welcoming them no the Senate .
[Unknown]
Mrp?
[Unknown]
I rise for purposes of a couple introductions.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Today's invocation just happens to be my home church which I 'm proud of. His wife, lindsay is beside him today. And I just wanted to tell you, pastor andrew is actually what we call him is just has an incredible, positive impact on so many. Not only my family, but those in the community, our church does many wonderful things and I just want to thank him and would like to add my seat mates say you have your work cut out for you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Would Reverend andrew george rise with your guests? Thank you for getting us to a great start. And as I told you, thank you for including importance of our homes, those are important to all of us. We appreciate that message. Thank you for the great work you do through the church and lives you've touched. I ask members to join me in offering Reverend george and his guests a warm welcome of the Senate .
Mark Obenshain
Senator from Chesterfield, Senator Chase. Thank you.
Amanda Chase
Yes. I do have another special introduction today, I 'd like to welcome Mrs. Lockhart's class from Virginia. They've had an opportunity to take a look at our state government at work and so glad this is including a special student.
[Unknown]
Would members from the manchester high school class rise? What a tremendous amount of history there is. We hope you can come back again and visit and learn more about the heritage and history of the commonwealth of Virginia. I ask members to join me in offering members from manchester high school ap government class a warm welcome of the Senate .
Amanda Chase
Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
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Thanks giving that took place just a bill to set up a better advertising agency that we did and expabding impact of women in the Virginia colony. The theme of the 2019 commemoration is the american revolution, emphasizing diversity, democracy and opportunity. And through this commemoration and the general assembly has been very generous and hope any, will continue to be very supportive in the funding of this. The commemoration secured corporate funding support from dominion resources and we're relying upon a public private partnership and steering committees established a number of goals for commemoration of national conference to 50 states. I appreciate what madam clerk has done in trying to assist us with that. Recently, we've initiated an outreach through the british embassy to secure high level british leadership and we all remember the significance and 2007 when her majesty, queen elizabeth addressed a joint session. Mr. President, if you would extend a warm welcome in the gallery to the chairman of the foundation, paul, and jean mileo, kathy spanningler, who is the 2019 commemoration executive director who has done a terrific job.
[Unknown]
Would members from 2009 steering committee rise. Thank you for being with us this afternoon. Thanks for with a you're doing for what is going to be a very exciting time in our history and really going to put Virginia in the spotlight in 2019 and I would say preparation goes into that. I would ask members of the Senate to join me in offering members from jamestown, 2019 steering committee the warm welcome of the Senate. Senator sturdman.
[Unknown]
Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Joining us is Mr. Mark fleming leading conservatives for clean energy. And m fleming joined the senior Senator from Virginia beach for a press conference that are being considered this session.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would mark fleming rise? Thank you for being here. I enjoyed visiting with you briefly. We appreciate what you're advocating for. What is important is the cost of energy and we have to work together with them so I ask you in welcoming Mr. Mark fleming the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Senator from williamsberg. Senator Mason .
Monty Mason
Thank you, Mr. President, rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Monty Mason
I am pleased to be joined by Hampton, Newport News community services board. We are well aware of the great work they do and really on the front line and mental health issues we do with day in and day out. Issues are led by the great leader natalie Ward christian and her staff of dedicated professionals. We have members of the volunteer board here led by true community legend. Dr. Turner spencer I hope you'll join us in offering them a warm
[Unknown]
Thank you, would members please rise? We appreciate what you do for mental health and challenges we have throughout the commonwealth now with opoid addiction and overdose is something we need to Senate. Work on together. So thank you for being here. Thank you for the great work you're doing. I ask members of the Senate to join me in offering members from Hampton and Newport News community service board the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask the Senate to give a warm welcome today. Junior league is an organization of more than 150,000 women in two # one leagues throughout canada and mexico and united kingdom and united states. It was founded in 1926, and since then, has been ready to roll up their sleeves and take action to enrich our community. Over the past 90 years have left a mark on the city and surrounding areas as they advocate for women, children, and families by addressing their most-urgent needs such as childhood obesity, literacy and family stability. With a network of over 900 women, they're focused on volunteerism, empowering women who build better communities. On behalf of the Senator from Chesterfield and petersberg and Henrico, and senior citizens -- senior Senator from Richmond and I ask that you give the members a warm Senate welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members please rise? And thanks for advocating for those things and we hope you have a great, great visit. I ask members of the Senate to join me in offering members from junior league of Richmond the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Senator pruill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Today at the general assembly we celebrate 31 the mission to foster idea of a service since it has historical focus on addressing the issues. Mr. President, welcome this fine group here today.
[Unknown]
Would members Ms. Rise? And thank you for great work you scholarship. Do. I ask members of the Senate to join me in offering members from zeta phi beta the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Senator from Chesterfield, did you wish to speak again? Your light was on. Okay.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Tommy Norment
I got this green sheet and I read it and realized maybe I need glasses. I've got a group here from jmu partisan politics in Virginia. Now, I don't think that is right. Pragmatism in politics. No. Polarized policy. No. Practical politics in Virginia my seat mate indicated I was is here. Showing that I was cynical. He's confusing me with 39 other members of the body. I ask you to extend a warm welcome of the Senate down here, observing our practical politics in action.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would the dukes in the gallery with us please rise?
[Unknown]
The good Senator from Rockingham said it correctly. We thank you for visiting Mr. Jefferson's capitol and congratulations on the great year that Madison had in football. We're going to recognize this later in the day. Thank you for being with us today. Members of the Senate please join me in offering members from jmu practical politics a warm welcome of the Senate. Senator from meclanberg.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for the purpose of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor owe taking part today in aviation day at the capitol is the Virginia arrow nautal society. From william and mary in 1780s to first use of aviation in military engagement at battle of seven pines to first demonstration of a militar. >> Thank you Senator. You look scary. No. But thank you for being with us today and keeping an eye on a good Senator from Fairfax County. I ask members of the Senate to please join me in offering man yule and mike a warm welcome of the Senate. Is there any other business for morning hour? Seeing none, the clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Senate calendar Wednesday, February 1, 2017, uncontested calendar, Senate bills on third reading.
[Unknown]
Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I would now move all Senate bills on the first reading on uncontested calendar including all Senate bills on 1-6 be placed on final passage in the block any Senator who desires to remove the bill on the block please do so after the clerk read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
The question is shall Senate bills on uncontested calendar third pages 1-6 be placed upon their final passage in the block with understanding that any Senator desiring a bill removed from the block will do so after the clerk read the number of the bill? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Ayes have it. Motion is agreed to. Bills before us in the block. Clerk will read the number of the bills.
Tommy Norment
Bill 919.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I ask the bill hopefully one more time, to take it out of the block today.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1170.
[Unknown]
Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, don't mean to be disruptive of the flow of business, we have got to stop passing these bills bye for the day or we're going to be burning the midnight oil here which I 'm desperately trying not to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1173. 1260.
[Unknown]
Mr. President?
[Unknown]
Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Could Senate bill 1260 be moved to regular calendar?
Bill Howell
Without objection, 1260 coming out of the block. Just take it out of the block. Senator, you want it out of the block? Thank you. >> 1376, Senate bill 866, 953, 1008, 1270, 1382, 1434, 1461, 1462.
Scott Surovell
Thank you, lad yam clerk. The question is, shall the bills in the bills pass? Except for 919 and 1216. All in favor will record votes aye. Opposed, no. Have are the senators ready to vote? Do any senators desire to change their vote?
[Unknown]
Aye40, no, 0. The bills bills.
[Unknown]
Page two, Senate bill 126 #. Northern Senator from Loudoun County, Senator Black .
Dick Black
Thank you, Mr. President. Senate bill 1260 is a bill that has been endorsed by the crime commission what it does is amendments existing search warrant statues to allow for a search warrant to be ish cued for any person to be arrested for whom a warrant or process for arrest has been issued. Basically, the bill closes a gap in our statutory law relative to search warrants and says if there is a arrest warrant or pb15 for violation of probation or parole, then, the law enfo rcement officer can obtain a search warrant to enter a dwelling in order to arrest that person. The problem that we have now is that you can have somebody who has an arrest warrant outstanding and goes into the building and the authorities know where he is. And they can't get a search warrant to go in and seize him. So it is a gap this is from the crime commission. They say if the homeowner will not allow permission to enter property, then the amendment requires police to enter a search warrant to search for the person subject to arrest. However, the current Virginia criminal search warrant statutes do not specifically allow for a search warrant to be issued under the circumstances. The bill will allow nor a search warrant for a person to be issued under these circumstances. The crime commission examined this measure during the past year, they vetted it through the magistrates, commonwealth and defense commission, all of whom said there is no possibility of unintended consequences if the legislation and the bill does not alter the way search warrants are issued and does not alter any criteria for the way search warrants are currently issued. It simply manages to close a gap in the way this statute is drafted crime commission supported it. It's been universally supported and I encourage you to vote for the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Thank you, Mr. President. Will the Senator yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
Scott Surovell
He yields.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I apologize for not not coming in and talking with him. And he wanted to honor the suggestion of moving this along so we're stuck here, now. My question is that I 'm reading the bill and a section says you can add a washt to search for a person to be arrested. I don't understand why that is not already covered so search warrant May be issued for a search of specified places, things, or persons and four says you can seek any person. So I 'm not clear why we have to add a person?
[Unknown]
Give me the line number of these?
[Unknown]
Senator from eastern Fairfax ?
[Unknown]
Sure. So line 19 it says that a warrant could be issued to search for any objecting or thing, or person. And so that is why I don't understand why it is necessary.
[Unknown]
Over the years I have learned trying to craft things on the floor can be problematic. The if I can ask this bill passed bye, temporarily.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1206 passed bye, temporarily.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, Senate bills on third reading. 1128, a bill related to Virginia freedom of information act and.
[Unknown]
Mrp Mr. President?
[Unknown]
I request it go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1441. A bill related to absentee voting eligibility of persons whose polling place prohibits firearms.
[Unknown]
Senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator sturdevant.
[Unknown]
Can that go bye for the day?
Bill Howell
Without objection, bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 907.
[Unknown]
Mr. President?
Bill Howell
Senator from eastern Fairfax County I 'm yielding to the gentleman from James city county for an additional motion and floor amendment to this bill.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 907 relating to governing board public institutions of higher education. There is a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I apologize, Mr. President. I was venting a little bit. Did the Senator unwind it?
[Unknown]
Not yet, sir.
Tommy Norment
We move that we reconsider the motion by which we advanced and engrossed the bill, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, sir.
Adam Ebbin
Question is can it be reconsidered. Those in favor say aye. Have senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes?
Adam Ebbin
Aye, 40, no, 0. The motion is agrowed to. Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. The bill finds itself on second reading and it's amendable form. I request we waive the reading of the floor amendment, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall reading of the floor amendment be waived? The ayes have it. Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Yesterday, the body was kind nuch to alieu me to amend this bill to change a conjunction from and to or and the gentle lady from Arlington reminded me I missed insertion of one or. This as or on the second place where it should have been in order to conform the bill so we ask the floor amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, the ayes have it. Senator from eastern Fairfax County. Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
I move the bill advanced and moved to third reading.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Ayes have it.
Scott Surovell
Thank you, Mr. President. I move rules be suspended so we can move and vote in this bill on third reading.
[Unknown]
Senator, you have the floor. If you want to move the bill passed.
Bill Howell
He question is shall rules be suspended in third constitutional reading waived? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Do any senators desire to change their votes? Clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, mp. I move the bill pass and speak to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The bill says that either the rector or the rice rector of every board of visitors has to be a state resident. Only one, or another, but not both and it's my hope to get state input to decisions that are made on the boards. And I hope the bod yes would pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 907 pass? All in favor will record votes aye. Have all senators voted? Do any senators desire to change votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 35, no, five. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1191 relating to assisted living facilities.
[Unknown]
Senator.
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, Senate bill 1191 is a bill that is meant to better protect seniors in Virginia. Presently, under present law, seniors who are in assisted living facilities in Virginia have a cap of $10,000 over two years they're subject to. That is put into place back in and has not been increased 2005. Since. We know that assisted living facilities are inspected on an annual basis. So bill seeks to apply that cap on an annual basis rather than two year basis. To help better protect seniors in Virginia .
[Unknown]
Thank you. Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1191 pass? All in fav it is one of those complications we just don't have any choice. We refuse to adopt it. And fda going to come in and inspect our produce farmers. It's just for a large grower. The problem is, you hate to support this, it's really important to the growers that are subjected to it. I don't nope if you had any dealings with federal agency, but have I clients that will shut you down. And you can't get anybody in the federal government to he help you with this. If we adopt this if there are difficulties we can work to try to cure those. So that is a bill, we did have testimony in committee from the people that would be affected by this. They want the state to do it.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
With tremendous reluctance and respect for the gentleman from Stafford County, I rise to oppose Senate bill 1195, of all of the legislation that we have heard from constituents on during this session, this probably is the one that has generate the most concern of all. And so, I simply reiterate some of the concerns expressed by farmers from around the state. And here are the things you're saying. I can tell you these are things that are on their minds. And it says they have rights if they wanted. This is no due process for farmers, no notice to farmers. No requirement for warrant to enter the property. And that there is just simply no protection from inspectors who might do things on their property that are going to hurt them. If you do point out, that california and other states opted out of this, and so, it is their view this is not a requirement for Virginia. For that reason, I intend to vote with farmers to oppose the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Bryce Reeves
We have received same e-mails. Would the Senator from Stafford yield for a question? He yields.
[Unknown]
I'd like to thank the Senator from Stafford as a chairman preparing these bills, sometimes it is difficult and I appreciate input in this bill moving forward. I would ask that the Senator from Stafford, are there any thing s within this code that if the current administration decides to turn around the code that would allow Virginia not to have this section?
[Unknown]
Senator from Stafford ?
[Unknown]
Yes. I thank the president for the question. If you look at the clauseses from 50-58 if the federal funds cease, the program ceases. If current administration decides to eliminate this program, this program would so cease as well. He thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta County, Senator hangar.
[Unknown]
Thank you, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you. As someone who represents an area, and food safety issue is something that is impacted by it. I hope the body would support the measure.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Thank you, I rise in support of the bill. Randomness of these inspections if daily, you don't announce health inspections ahead of time when I ran a facility for children in a detention home. I was expected to live by rules in between inspections so the randomness is an important piece. And I urge you to support the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The question shall Senate bill 1195 pass? All in favor record aye. Opposed no. Have senators voted? Do any senators desire to change votes? The clerk will close roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 25, no, 15. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1224. A bill relating to land owner liability recreational access.
[Unknown]
Senator from Stafford, Senator stewart.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass and speaking to the measure.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, Senate bill 1224 gives immunity to a private land owner if entering into a agreement for the juice use of land to be available.
Bill Howell
The question is shall bill 1224 pass? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Do any senators change to change votes? The clerk will close the roll.
Barbara Favola
The bill passes.
Barbara Favola
Senate bill 1315.
Barbara Favola
Senator Carrico .
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President, speaking to the bill.
Barbara Favola
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
This bill would allow a foster care home giver to be able to store a weapon in with the ammunition locked in a safe place, away from those children. Currently requiring a weapon lob to beinged in one location. And allows an individual to be p possession with the weapon on them. A lot of these foster care homes are prohibitive to law enforcement because if they walk into the home or are a foster parent they couldn't be in possession of a weapon. This allows an individual to carry a weapon on their person and allows them to put a weapon in the closet currently, if I 'm a care giver I can be in a vehicle and there is no restrictions.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1315 pass? Are the senators ready to vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1491.
[Unknown]
Senator from Stafford, Senator stewart Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
This just clarifies under the tourism definition, you can actually rent your farm House out on the farm or ranch and ain't got nothing to do with air bnb.
Bill Howell
We have -- would the gentleman from Spotsylvania yield from a question?
[Unknown]
From Stafford ?
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
He yields.
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
I read the bill and I thought it was about renting land. When you said rent out the House I thought just to an authority. Is that to the authority or public?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I think you can already do this but a question arose and this clarifies it. There are activities you can do on farms. And this includes the ability to rent single family residents for the farm House out to someone for not less than a week. So it's not a lightly thing.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, one of the things we have done is that we have taken definition of agriculture and expanded it to what would, commercial businesses and new we're taking what would be a rental housing situation, which a zoning, locality May want to regulate, and now, we're going to exempt that from local zoning. If looking at the statute, it talks about active activities. You go to a farm and ranch and look at animals and pet them. Now we're talking about staying there. You can say it is the kind of the same concept, whether or not we're going to lou rental housing within that jurisdiction. I don't think this has a lot to do with agriculture but I do think it would erode local authority in a new way.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 1451 pass? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all senators voted? Do any senators desire to change the clerk will close the roll. Votes?
[Unknown]
Aye, 31, no. Nine.
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1587 relating to wine and beer licenses.
[Unknown]
Senior Senator, Senator dees.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President, I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
This bill adds allegheny county to a list of localities where beer and wine highs yenss can be issued for outdoor music events.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question, shall Senate bill 1587 pass? Are the senators ready to vote? Have all senators voted? Do any senators desire to change votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 36, no, four. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar Senate bills second reading.
[Unknown]
Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you. I move all of the Senate bills on the second reading on uncontested calendar including all Senate bills on pages 9-11 including Senate bill 940-1352 be advanced to their engrossment and third reading in the block after adoption of amendments. Any Senator who desires to remove a bill please do so after the clerk read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall all Senate bills on second reading on uncontested calendar pages 9-11 be engrossed and advanced to the third reading in the block after the adoption of the amendments there to? Does any desire to remove a bill will do so after the clerk read the number of the bill. Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Motion is agreed to.
Tommy Norment
Senate bill 940 with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Senior Senator from Chesapeake .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. With recommendation the substitute be rejected I move the substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would rec men indication the committee substitute be rejected the question is should it be agreed to? Nos have it. Senator Cosgrove .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President, now, I move the substitute from Senate finance be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 890 reported from committee of courts of justice. 927 from committee of courts of justice. Senate bill 1288 reported from committee of courts of justice with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute is agreed to.
Ryan McDougle
Senate bill 1305 with amendments.
[Unknown]
Senator Vogel .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Scott Surovell
The question is shall committee amendment be agreed to? Thank you. Agreed to.
Scott Surovell
Senate bill 1310 with substitute.
Scott Surovell
Senator from James city county.
Scott Surovell
Thank you. Mr. President. I asked that committee substitute be agreed to, too.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Eyes have it. Senator bill 1432.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Question is shall the Senate bills be engrossed and advanced to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Bills are engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Page two, Senate bill 1260.
[Unknown]
Owe Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, having previously been explained I would ask that that bill go on to senior Senator from Loudoun County. Senator Black .
Dick Black
Thank you.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Mr. President. I believe we have resolved the issue that is raised by the gentleman from eastern Fairfax. The problem that we have is that our statute issued all of the things you might want to do except for the issuance of a search warrant to arrest a person for whom there has been a warrant or process for arrests issued so it's so I urge the passage of the measure.
Dick Black
Shall Senate bill 1260 pass? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all senators voted? Do any senators desire to change votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 40, no, 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, bills on second reading. 1021. A bill relating to failure to evade highway sign when driver is sleeping or resting. Prepayable offense. Reporting to committee on transportation.
[Unknown]
Senator from southern Fairfax County, Senator Barker .
George Barker
I move this bill go bye one more day, sir.
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1021 will go bye for the day.
George Barker
Senate bill 1077 a bill related to issuance of disabled parking placards reporting to committee on transportation. There is a floor substitute.
[Unknown]
Senior Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds .
Creigh Deeds
Mr. President, the floor substitute being contributed I move the reading waived.
[Unknown]
Thank you, the question is shall read be be waived? Ayes have it.
Creigh Deeds
Now, I move the floor substitute be adopted. This bill was brought to me by a lady kidnapped in 1983234 Washington, d.C. By a serial killer, she's the only one of the people that were kidnapped that survived. As a rument she's been in mental health treatment, been seeing the same social worker since 2001. And was kidnapped a parking building in Washington, d.C. She has significant problems parking. This bill introduced to allow her licensed clinical social worker to issue her permission to go to the dmv and get a placard for handicapped parking. However, in looking at the bill I tried to associate it with other people like professionals of licensed clinical social workers. There are only about a thousand in Virginia. They don't do much consulting anymore. Reality is that this substitute addresses the way it aother areas of the code. That is what the amendment does. I ask you to adopt the substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. >>> Mr. President. In the situation of the particular constituents who came to my office, professional she regularly sees is a licensed chin cal social worker on a very regular basis and sees a health care, other health care professionals maybe once or twice per year.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
I encourage we not pass this. Everybody is supposed to see a doctor once a year and I think that this is something that needs a process that is in check and not abused an overused. Medical professionals supposed to be sending information to collaborate on the patient's best interest, anyway. I move we not support this amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Barbara Favola
I encourage the body to support this amendment. It acknowledges that individuals who are suffering from mental illnesses can face debilitating situations and having a placard allowing them to park closer to a retail store, or whenever they happen to be parking is just as legitimate a complaint as an individual with a physical disability. Given the situation Senator dees ex-mained to us in transportation committee, it seems compelling and I do believe that we should not be discriminating against individuals who have mental illnesses who truly can say very, very serious physical situations that result from their mental illness. So I ask the body adopt the amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, I urge the bod yes to support this bill. We're talking about a disabled parking placard. Period. Who can authorize someone to get a disabled parking placard? If none smub is seeing a licensed clinical social worker for mental health, that should be enough. We're not talking about anything beyond that. There are only a thousand psychiatrists in Virginia anyway. Many non-md-types, social workers, psychologists, these people are handling most of the work when it comes to counselling people with mental problems as it is. I urge the bod yes to recognize what this is, getting a disabled parking placard that would hope the body -- that is why I went true transportation. I urge the body to support the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax .
John Edwards
Mr. President. I feel like it's less about getting medical care and getting a parking sticker.
[Unknown]
Senator Carrico .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President, speaking to the amendment.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
This was debated at length in transportation and currently, these individuals can confer with a physician. The reason this has been tightly drawn in the number of handicapped spots that are available they don't want to have a wide spread issuance of these handicapped placards. There is an avenue for anyone who needs a handicapped placard as explained, to go. They can have their clinical social worker talk to a doctor and the doctor can recommend that to be done. So there is an avenue for them to do it right now. If opening it up to other individuals I think we create a big problem for handy capped parking.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Thank you wish to speak again? Senator?
[Unknown]
Yes. Yes. Mr. President, all of this discussion is interesting but the substitute, we have debate tomorrow. It's just this make sure we treat licensed clinical health care workers with other people to do that kind of work and have that again, tomorrow, I guess. And if we decide, I 'll say, remember this debate yesterday? We save time that way.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The question shall the floor substitute be agreed to? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Ayes have it. Senator from Bath County .
[Unknown]
I move the bill engrossed and passed this third reading. Those in favor say aye. Ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1395 relating to small renewable energy projects. Natural resources with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. President --
[Unknown]
Sorry.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed advanced to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1066 to petitions of actual innocence.
[Unknown]
I move the bill engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Bill 1152 relating to parole eligibility for certain defendants committed offenses while juveniles with a substitute.
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Senator from western Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the substitute be agreed to, those in favor say aye, ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1172 relating to fair enforcement inspectors.
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Senator Dance .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1188, a bill relating to driver's license suspensions for certain nondriving related offenses for committee of courts of justice.
[Unknown]
Senator from Roanoke city.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the bill advanced to third reading.
Bill Howell
Question shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading? Ayes have it. Senate bill 1210, unlawful creation of a image of another.
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Senator Wexton .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, could that bill go bye for the day, please?
Bill Howell
Without objection, 1210 bye for the day.
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Senate bill 1227 relate together drug treatment court act eligibility with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Senator from southern Fairfax County, Senator Barker .
George Barker
Mr. President, I move the substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the substitute be agreed to? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Substitute is agreed to.
George Barker
Mr. President, I move the bill engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1342 a bill related to district courts, attorney fee was amendments.
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Senator Surovell .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Those in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. Ayes have it. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County. I move the bill engrossed and
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Advanced to third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? Those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Ayes have it.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, Senate bills on theirs reading.
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Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I now move all Senate bills on the first reading of uncontested including all Senate bills on pages 15-30, including Senate bill 800-1586, the rules of the Senate be suspendedding Senate bill 800-1586, the rules of the Senate be suspended and first constitutional reading of the titles be dispensed with.
[Unknown]
Question shall the rules be suspended in first reading of the titles of Senate bills on uncontested and regular calendars pages 15-30. 800-1586 be dispensed with. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all senators voted.
Tommy Norment
Aye, 40, no, 0. The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would now ask the bills be passed bye for the day, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate bills on uncontested and regular calendars now second reading go bye for the day? Those in favor say aye. Opposed no. The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, that completes today's calendar.
[Unknown]
If there any other business owe come before the Senate ? The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I don't know whether this is appropriate but I believe there was one more matter on the calendar. I would move the rules be suspended that House joint resolution 829 be taken up for immediate consideration.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and House joint resolution 829 be taken up for that hmediate consideration? Those in favor say aye. Opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? _15ave all senators voted? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Aye, 38, no, 0. Rules are suspended to takesusp the resolution for immediate consideration. The clerk will read the title.
[Unknown]
House jwount resolution numbr 829, commending James Madison universiy?
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Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would ask that that be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the resolution be agreed to? Those in favor say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it resolution is agreed to. Senator from James city couny? Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, only because senior Senator from Fairfax requested that we offer additional introductions I rise for a purpose of six introductions, Ms .
[Unknown]
Senator has the fl nur.
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I appreciate if you extend a warm welcome from the Senate to an extraordinary young man thomas jpanello elected to city council for the city of picosin. _15e May be the youngest person ever to be admitted to a city council of the commonwealth of Virginia. He is a young man by observing the political process became enamored with and willing to answer the call to public service. If you'd be so kind as to extend a warm welcome to thomas canello.
[Unknown]
Welcome and we appreciate your patience. Thank you for stepping up to the plate and serving the public and it is a great area. Ithe there. So we appreciate g nud things yu do. I ask members to jwoun me in offering councilman the warm wens,ome of the Senate .
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And should rfrom former Page. Welcome back. Pages are dwoung a great of tb. But you in out, any time. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President I 'm going to for go my other five introdonltions but I wouldthe to make a couple of observations, sir.
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Senator has the fl nur.
Tommy Norment
I know inflexion of out vwou caught attention of no one because no one listens to what I say when I clearly aoluet. African american history is rich innocentry old efforts of resistance, confronting this crisis in education. From slaves to learn, mary peak's classroom, the rises of Black colleges and universities after the civil war, Virginia union, Hampton institute, Norfolk state, Virginia state, and st. Paul college which is since closed its doors. There have been unrelenting battles in courts against efforts and establishment of freedom schools, and creation of community based academics and meantership programs that inspire a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge. Education is the great equalizer, finding ways to close achievement gaps, mitigate the high percentage for Black and brown children, eliminate the cradles of pipeline. And instills a love of learning and understanding knowledge can never be taken from them. Will be the beginning of eliminating the crisis in Black education, thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Senior Senator from Fairfax. Senator Saslaw .
Dick Saslaw
Mr. President, members of the Senate we're joined today in gallery by the Tuesday of our great clerk. He's with us today, bill shar.
[Unknown]
Thank you. I'm glad the Senator recognized you. Keeping an eye on madam clerk who continues to do a great job for the Senate. We appreciate her efforts and thank you for letting her be here all the time she is while we're in session and those times when we're in the in session. Hope you're doing good fishing these days. I ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering Mr. Bill sharp a warm welcome.
Dick Saslaw
Senator Wagner .
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Thank you, Mr. President. By way of announcement we May have a commerce and labor committee final meeting tomorrow, as opposed to Monday. Due to amount of bills that are backing up, across the board we'll get the word out but those with bills to be heard in front of that committee and those on the committee please try to keep your calendar open tomorrow afternoon. We May be meeting and will get the word out.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Senator McDougle .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, on the heels of the Senator from Virginia beach, there are a number of committees that might be so please, pay attention, we'll likely have to have another commerce and labor committee, there is a meeting of local governments taking up a couple bills. In addition to regular committee meetings scheduled, and finance, rules, and one another, I believe. So there is likely a lot of work to be done before getting out of here Friday. Be looking at your e-mails and expecting that you're going to have additional committee meetings popping up between now and then. Senator from Franklin County ,
[Unknown]
Thank you. Senator Stanley .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for announce many.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Just to keep this flowing, I would like to announce that the committee on local governments will be meeting tomorrow at 10:00 a.M., to take up three bills. 10:00 a.M., Senate room a. So those that sit on that, I expect you there, right and early. We'll have a great time together, I promise, thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Spotsylvania .
[Unknown]
I rise for announcement that the committee on social service will not be meeting on Friday. So, for that group, we've got to work on it, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Clerk will report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
Today, Wednesday, February 1st, committee on education and health meets will meet upon adjournment on the chair's desk. Committee of courts of justice in Senate room d. Committee on trance pore payings meeting 15 minutes after adjournment. Finance subcommittee on transportation meeting at 4:00 p.M., and and tomorrow, Thursday, February 2nd, education and health subcommittee on certificate of public need meets at 7:30 a.M., senators Newman, Lucas, Cosgrove. And committee on education and health meeting at 8:00 a.M. Senate room d. Finance subcommittee meeting at 8:00 a.M. In the tenth floor conference room. The hamptop roads caucus will meet at 8:00 a.M. In the 6th floor speaker's caucus room. The republican caucus will meet at 11:30 a.M., Senate room two. Democratic caulk yuck at 11 thert a.M., Senate room one.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Just a reminder, announcement before a motion we're going to meet on education and health immediately upon adjournment at our desks to take care of the senior Senator 's bill. I move that the Senate do now adjourn until 12 noon, tomorrow.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate stand adjourned until 12:00 noon, tomorrow, those in favor say aye. Opposed, no. Ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon, tomorrow. Until 12:00 noon, tomorrow.