02/06/2017 Senate Proceedings

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SB1021—00:01:10
SB1530—00:00:53
SB821—00:03:44
SB846—00:02:53
SB1053—00:01:58
SB1149—00:01:36
SB1239—00:01:39
SB1243—00:01:12
SB1253—00:01:24
SB1262—00:16:53
SB1416—00:00:46
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:04
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:00
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:00
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:00
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:00
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:00
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:05
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:00
Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)—00:03
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)—00:04
Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:03
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:00
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:00
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:00
Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)—00:00
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:00
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:07
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)—00:02
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—01:17
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:03
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:00
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—02:43
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:00
Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:03
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:53
Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)—00:00
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:00
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:02
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:00
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:55
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—02:10
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:43
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:00
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:00
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:15
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—02:02
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:12
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:03
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—03:39
Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)—00:00
Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)—02:05
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:00
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:00
Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)—00:03
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:00
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:00
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—01:26
Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)—00:00
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:05
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—02:57
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Minutes

Called to order at 11:00 a.m. by Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam

Prayer offered by The Reverend Dr. Linda Olson Peebles, Unitarian
Universalist Church of Arlington, Arlington, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Favola dispensed with reading of Journal (35?Y
4?N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10203): reading waived (37?Y 2?N)

The House of Delegates has passed the following House bills: HB
1420, 1483, 1514, 1548, 1568, 1691, 1768, 1852, 1853, 1890, 2002, 2035, 2183,
2206, 2225, 2244, 2248, 2249, 2250, 2317, 2336, 2347, 2351, 2436

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint
resolutions: HJ 549, 815, 816, 817, 830, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837,
838, 839, 840, 841, 842, 843, 844, 845, 846, 847, 848, 849, 850, 852, 853, 854,
855, 856, 858, 859

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following Senate joint
resolutions: SJ 250, 318, 320, 322, 324, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 332, 333,
334, 336, 339, 341, 357

House bills and joint resolution referred, and joint resolutions
laid on Clerks Desk: see February 7 Senate Calendar

BILLS REPORTED

From Courts of Justice: HB 1404S, 1432, 1456, 1479, 1492, 1493,
1515, 1516, 1545, 1560, 1580, 1582, 1589A, 1608, 1617, 1618, 1630, 1641, 1646,
1647A, 1652, 1713S, 1849, 1874A, 1882, 1921, 1931A, 2050, 2308A

BILLS REREFERRED

From Courts of Justice: HB 1426 rereferred to Education and Health,
1453 rereferred to Education and Health

CALENDAR

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB1128 - Passed by for day

SB1021 - Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)

SB1530 - Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 821 - Read third time and defeated by Senate (11-Y 29-N)SB 846 - Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 14-N)SB1053 - Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)SB1149 - Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)SB1239 - Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)SB1243 - Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)

Transcript

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

[Unknown]
Here in this Senate hold their safety in sacred trust. The name of all that is holy, amen.
[Unknown]
Amen.
Bill Howell
The clerk l. Please the roll. All those present vote aye. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
You have a quorum, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Senate is journal.
Bill Howell
The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola moves that the reading be waived. All in favor of the motion will. Are all the delegates ready to ? Have all the delegates voted? Do any delegates desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Barbara Favola
Ayes 35, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 4. The reading of the journal is waived. The clerk will please report any communications from the House of delegates. The Senator from James city cou.
Barbara Favola
Good morning, Mr. President. I respectfully move that we waive the reading of any communications received from the House of delegates.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the reading of the communication from the House of delegates be waived? All in favor of the motion will. Are all the delegates ready to ? Have all the delegates voted? Do any delegates desire to c hange their vote? Close.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2.
[Unknown]
The reading is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
The time has come to recognize visitors to the gallery and take up other matters for the morning hour. The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Adam Ebbin
We are joined by Senator Lewis p. Son zahn who is 11 years old a 5th grader and a budding out doorsman. He is accompanied by his great aunt, andrea Mason .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Please rise. Thank you for being with us and making the trip from the eastern shores. Great seeing friends from back at home. You are growing up. Next thing you will be asking your daddy for the car keys. Keep working hard in school, john, it is great to see you. And join me and the senators in offering the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach Senator DeSteph .
Bill DeSteph
I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
Bill DeSteph
In the gallery is a constituent from Virginia beach. Dr. Peter kemp from Chesapeake 's women's care and Chesapeake regional medical center. If it wasn't for great people like Dr. Kemp and my seat mate we would have no need for pediatric neurologists. I would like to make sure we give him the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
I will. Thank you, Senator. Dr. Kemp, are these some of your visitors with you? Please rise as well. Thank you all for being with us today and thanks for all you have done for Virginia, we appreciate your hard work and it is important to make sure all virginians have access to affordable and quality healthcare. We appreciate your advocacy. I ask the members to join me in offering Dr. Peter kemp and his guests the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards. Mr. President call your attention in the gallery to a professional Fairfax from the city of Bristol. Before you start wondering why I 'm introducing somebody from the Senator from Grayson 's district. His name is brian boyd ii and is also in the army reserves assigned to the 261 ordinance company in cross lanes west by God, Virginia. Brian boyd ii is also the son of my legislative aide jennifer welcome brian boyd and my boyd. Legislative aide jennifer boyd to the nascar.
[Unknown]
Senate.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Would you please rise? Jennifer thank you for doing great work for the Senator from Roanoke city. Brian, thanks for your service as a Fairfax and to the guard. I would ask the members to join me in welcoming brian boyd and his mother the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
Bill Stanley
I have the honor of intusessing special ladies and my seat mate the Senator from Hanover 's wife. We met here before. She is hosting cease fine young ladies as they sit with us in the gallery and there is really a very important McDougle up there, sandy McDougle, my seat mate's mother and grand mother to the children up there as well. We know she did the best she could with what she had to work with. Also with both grandmother mcdukele and reagan are the nieces and cousins, zoey and mckenzie and escorting them as a chapperone is Senator McDougle 's important legislative aide jordan stewart. If you would live to them the warm welcome of the Senate, I would appreciate it
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would Ms. Sandy mcdowall and ryan's wife and we have reagan, zoe, mckenzie and jordan, all of your please rise. It is great of you all to be with us this morning and reagan, it is great for you to bring your friends to the Senate gallery and they will watch and see how proud you are of your daddy as he does good work for Virginia today. We appreciate you visiting with us. I would ask the members to join me in offering reagan and her friends in the gallery the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola ?
[Unknown]
Good morning. Mr. President, I rise for purposes of an introduction
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
[Unknown]
On behalf of senators Surovell and Ebbin I want to acknowledge the wonderful in vocation we received this morning from the Reverend. She is real liter in the Arlington -- leader in the Arlington community involved in education reform, women's health rights, lgbtq issues and most importantly took a leadership role in forming virginians organized for interfaith community engagement. Some of you I 'm sure have been informed about v.O.I.C.E. And perhaps members have met you with. Reverend peebles received many awards. Excellence in religious education. The unitarian church's highest accolade. And lastly, I just want to say it is a very important last point is Reverend peebles is totally committed to social justice and it is a joy to go to the untarian church in Arlington to hear her words of wisdom. Mr. President, I ask that the ladies and gentlemen of the Senate give the Reverend a warm welcome. Thank you
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would Reverend linda olson peebles please rise. Thank you for making the trip down from Arlington and getting us off to a good start and congratulations and thank you on the great work for the community and all of the lives you touched there. We hope you will come back and visit often and safe travels to you upon your return to Arlington. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering the Reverend Dr. Linda olson peebles the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Mecklenburg, Senator rupp
[Unknown]
I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
[Unknown]
We have a group of young farmers that came to Richmond to see how the process works a little better. They are glen dye, chris haskins and marcus and sarah Smith. I ask you to give them a warm welcome.
[Unknown]
I will. Thank you, Senator. Would members from the Virginia farm bureau federation please rise. Great seeing you here this afternoon. And Senator Ruff we had a chance to visit and as you know I grew up on a farm on the shore and we certainly have our issues with deer over there. I didn't realize that bear were such a problem to our crops and it is something that we need to address and they are doing significant damage to the crops. Hard enough depending on the weather and then when you have to take in deer and bear you have your work cut out for you. I appreciate you all being can us and help educate us to make it better for farmers across the commonwealth. You feed the word literally and I appreciate that. I ask the members to join me in offering the members from the Virginia farm bureau federation the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to call your attention to a group of physician assistants that should be in the gallery this morning. And they -- this particular group there May be others from around the state but this particular group is from James Madison university. Mr. President, on behalf of myself and the Senator from Rockingham I would ask you to recognize this group.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the physician's assistant from jmu please rise. Thanks for being here. We have a couple of physicians that serve the public working in the Senate here. And I get a hard time so just bear [laughter] with us. A few folks having to clear their throat over there. In all seriousness, we have two physician assistants in our practice in Norfolk and they do wonderful work. And the patients love them. When a great career path it is and it is an opportunity for all of us to work together and take good care of our patients across the commonwealth. We wish you the best in your training at jmu and your endeavors as you get out there and take care of sick individuals across Virginia. Thanks for being with us today. I would ask the members to join me in offering members from the Virginia assistants and some of these folks that are clearing their throat they May need to see a physician's assistant. I ask the members to offer the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
Emmett Hanger
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves
Bryce Reeves
I rise for an introduction.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor
Bryce Reeves
Mr. President and members of the body in the gal I have a good friend of my, josh gata. He is an owner of a chick-fil-a on route 3. And he started that at 22, Mr. President, which I think is pretty good start a career that early on. He has three girls, reese, sydney and May. A graduate of cnu. A good friend since I have been representing him in the Senate and we just ask you to give him the warm welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would josh please ryder. Josh, welcome to the Senate gallery. I think I have been in your chick-fil-a and have an office down the street from the university you graduated from. We look forward to visiting your chick-fil-a and I hope you feel welcome and visit us here in the Senate and enjoy Mr. Jefferson's capitol. I ask the members to join me in offering the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator peake
Mark Peake
I'm proud to welcome the staff, board members and volunteers from the museum in farmville. It is located in the former robert russa high school which is the only civil rights national historic landmark. It is the site of the historic student strike that began on April 23, 1951 led by barbara johns who we are honoring today. I would like to introduce the reverent jay samuel Williams jr., a member of the class of 1952 and Mrs. Joy cabaruk speaks, member of the class of 1955. On that April morning back in 1951, they had heard barbara johns speak and they bravely joined their fellow students in going on strike. Mrs. Speaks was also a plaintiff in Davis vs. Prince edward county, the case that women a became apart of the landmark den 1954, brown vs. Board of education. Joining them are other citizens who were denied a public education from 1959 to 1964. There are Mrs. Mickey mickey carington.Robert johnso. Etta kneel, Melvin nudley and Mr. Charles Taylor. Along with barbara johns these citizens struggled and sacrificed to advance quality and education for children across Virginia and america. We want to thank them for being here today and I ask that you please give them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the museum please rise? Thank you all so much for being with us this morning. And thanks for your advocacy across the commonwealth and I 'm sure you have heard this is not new news but the new office building on ninth street has been named after barbara johns and the office building that I work in which is just down the Hall and on the other side of the capitol is the oliver hill building and oliver hill is the one that argued that particular case. A lot of history here and we appreciate you all being here to keep that history alive in Virginia. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering members from the museum the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
Mark Peake
I rise for an introduction. The gentleman has the floor I 'm pleased to introduce students taking part in the american scandinavia student exchange. Three are participating in a year-long study program and are spending the day at the capitol learning about government in the commonwealth of Virginia. Vining them are seven leaders from all over Virginia. I ask that you extend to them the warm welcome of the Senate
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the international student exchange program please rise. What a great group you have with us. And we appreciate you coming and visiting as we call this Mr. Jefferson's capitol. You are here on a very good day. If you can hang around, you will see some examples of how laws and policy are made here in Virginia which we are very proud of our process. And hopefully we get the chance to come visit and see how you all make laws and policies. We appreciate you being here. I ask the members to join me in offering members from the international student exchange program the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause] is there any other business for the morning hour? Seeing none, the clerk will please call the calendar
[Unknown]
Senate calendar for Monday, February 6, 2017. Regular calendar, Senate bills on third reading. Senate bill 112le8 failure to respond to questions for record,
[Unknown]
Rebuttal presumption
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph
Bill DeSteph
Can Senate bill 1128 go bye for the day
[Unknown]
Without object that will go bye for the day >> Senator Barker >> I move that the bill pass and speaking to the bill
Bill DeSteph
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Mr. President and members of the Senate we have for several years had in our code a couple of provisions that relate to drivers who are pulled off to the side of the road in many cases it is truck drivers who are resting or sleeping. They have been able to be charged under the highway sign provision but also a separate prosix that allows when at the goes to court to have the judge be able to reduce that to a lesser offense which is 830.1 in the code. The problem with the provisions 46.2830.1. That we have had is that to get the lesser charge which in many instances the law enforcement officers would like to charge them with, they have to appear in court. And many of these and many of the truck drivers have been -- are people who are not necessarily going to pass through and come back to a court hearing and so consequently they end up being adjudicated and in essence pay a higher fine and get demerit points on their record as a result of not being able to access the lesser offense. What this bill would do would allow those individuals to be charged with a lesser offense when it came before the committee the transportation committee there was concern about the implications and the potential for people having to be mandated to which offense they would be charged for. With the floor substitute that was adopted on Friday we now addressed that issue and allow them to be charged with a lesser offense but where they are pulled over as a safety hazard to be charged with a more serious offense and there is equity in the process. And those who deserve to be charged under the lesser offense can be charged. I hope it will be the pleasure of the body to pass this purr
[Unknown]
The question is shall
Bill Howell
Bill: Senate bill 1021 pass? All in favor of the motion willa ye, those opposed no. Are all the delegates ready to ? Have all the delegates voted? Do any delegates desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. The bill passes. Senate bill 1530, a bill relating to the secretary of administration policy of the commonwealth regarding state employment of individuals with disabilities report.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel ?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill's passage. And speaking to that motion
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
This provides it would be the policy of the commonwealth of Virginia to promote and I crease the employment of individuals with disability and this would include our veterans and the goal is to make it something on par with what we find in the private sector and so that is what the bill does. I move the bill pass
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1530 pass? All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the delegates ready to ? Have all the delegates voted? Do any delegates desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes
[Unknown]
Senate bill 821. A bill relating to voter ridge expectations by political party affiliation primary elections
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove
John Cosgrove
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill the gentleman has the floor
[Unknown]
It means if you are a republican you can vote in a republican primary. If you are a democrat you can vote in a democratic primary. And if you are independent you can vote in either one but not both. This way it keeps a better track on who is voting which primaries and that is the bill thank you, Senator. The Senator from Alexander, Senator Ebbin
Adam Ebbin
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking briefly to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Adam Ebbin
I notice in the financial impact statement there was no impact whatsoever and I was concerned by that because we have 5,663,000 registered voters in Virginia and 900,000 who participated in the most recent primary and my great concern is if people show up at the polls for a primary and they are not registered to vote in that party and it is a close primary they won't be able to vote. I'm kind of concerned that as many as 900,000 people if they don't update the registrar and there is no requirement in here at all for the state board to notify them that they can register by party nor does it look like there is funding provided for it or at least anticipated in the budget amendment. This could be a real problem for the registrars. So, with that, I want to point that out. I will be voting no
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fairfax city, peterson
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Speak to the bill >> The gentleman has the floor >> The commonwealth has changedd when came down here in dramatically. Presidential elections it was majority republican and now appears to be more majority democrat. The bottom line is we don't have a problem, this is a solution in search of a problem. The people that we represent are pretty happy with our current system which is not registering people by party and I like this. Frankly this is an independent electorate and I like it that way. It was thought what happens if people cross party lines and it will be a disaster. You never know how things work out, okay? I think at the end of the day this is not a problem right now. However, if we create a party registration system to May create problems particularly in those parts of the state where we have appointees that like to hold local office in Fairfax city and Fairfax County and numerous other places people run for local office and do so without an official party identification so they can hold the position and not be disqualified while being a federal employee. Again, my colleague from Chesapeake is a great gentleman and I like him a lot but I know he went to anandale high school. This is a solution in search of a problem.
[Unknown]
Nor Cosgrove
Bill Howell
Briefly. Addressing the gentleman from Alexandria 's question or actually statement. If one does not affiliate with a party, they will be determined as an independent under this bill. So, there is not that problem. All right. Thank you.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 821 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed are the delegates ready to vote? Have all the delegates voted? Do any delegates desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 11, nos 29
[Unknown]
The bill does not pass
[Unknown]
Senate bill 84 -6z. Abill relating to the Virginia interim redistricting commission tearia for me readial re[ indiscernible ] tricking plans
[Unknown]
Provides for the establishment of the Virginia interim redistricting commission when a congressional or state legislative district drawn as required by article section 6 of the constitution is declared unlawful or unconstitutional in whole or in part by order of any state or federal court. The commission is tasked determining and submitting to the general assembly and the governor a redistricting plan remedying such unlawful or unconstitutional district. The bill also provides criteria by which the commission is to draw remedial districts. With that, I move that the bill pass
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise to speak against the bill >>
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President
Ryan McDougle
We have spent some time talking about in this session and one that clearly some other people on capital square spend a the lot of time talking about as well. Mr. President, when you look at redistricting it is one that has been discussed for many years back to the years when Patrick Henry and James Madison were not terribly good friends and redistricting was something that they focused on. Mr. President, I do think redistricting is something that should be done by those who are elected. Each one of us. That might not be the thoughts of everybody, Mr. President. Certainly those in executive branch here in Virginia that chosen have work have national groups in d.C. To try to focus redistricting and work in a way to make sure it is not done which elected officials. Mr. President, when we had redistricting done in this body, I might not have liked it but many of my friends across the aisled a the opportunity to vote for nonpartisan redistricting. I'm reminded of that where I travel to parts of my district where I drive 45 minutes, places that used to be in my district issues I got to know well and people I knew well and go past them to get to the people that I now represent. Mr. President, elections have consequences. We all work very hard but the people expect us to make decisions and those decisions including drawing districts. So with that, Mr. President, I would ask that the body vote against this measure
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 846 pass. All in favor of the motion record aye, those opposed no. Are all of the senators ready to vote? Have all the delegates voted? Do any delegates desire to ch ange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Ayes 46, no, 14. The bill passes
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1053. A bill relating to student loans, licensing of qualified educational loan servicers, civil penalties.
[Unknown]
The Senator from northern Fairfax County. Senator howe
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Virginia has a big problem with student loan debt. We have over $30 billion in outstanding student loan debt in the commonwealth and some of the servicers have been engaging in illegal practices and has made it harder for the borrowers to minimize the burden of their dent and avoid defaulting and, of course, with the debt and with default it makes it harder for the student loan borrower to fully participate in our economy. Last year, I put in a bill that was, frankly, not ready for prime time. Fortunately the Senator from Bedford asked shev and the treasury department to come back and look at the bill with recommendations. This is bill is based on the recommendations. It would license student loan servicers and those that do not meet certain standards could lose their licensure or if they did engage in certain prohibited activities this he could lose licensure. And it could give state oversight to the whole issue. The licensing agency would be the bureau of financial institutions and the fcc. It is a self-funded bill. Those who are licensed would pay the fees. It is not estimated to be particularly high, but this does give a lot of protections to our student loan borrowers.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1053 pass. All in favor of the motion record aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any snow showers desire to nors desire to change theirvote?
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4
[Unknown]
The bill passes
[Unknown]
Senate bill 11149 relating to Virginia initiative for employment not welfare transitional support services
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington, time limit Senator Favola
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask that Senate bill 11149 pass. And speaking to the motion
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. What this bill does is allows individuals who were once tanit recipients and participating in the view progarage the Virginia initiative for employment and not welfare allows the individuals to continue to receive support services such as child care subsidies for 24 months rather than 12 months. This was a unanimous recommendation from the commission on youth and in fact there was a committee and I chaired this committee to look at all of our tanit founded programs and how to determine how we can best shape the program so individuals can remain self sufficient. And to the person on the committee we felt that extending this 12 months to 24 months would really be invaluable because many certificate programs take 24 months to complete. The fiscal impact is very the bulk of the money would come minimal. Out of the funds, a very small percentage comes out of general funds. And I will just say a report was issued in 2016 and of the 61% of the individuals who were employed through the v.I.E.W. Program, the average salary was only $8.86. That is not enough to support a family so I ask the ladies and gentleman of the Senate to take a step forward and try to help us break the cycle of poverty and to support this bill. Thank you, Mr. President
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1149 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those are the senators ready to vote? Opposed no. Ster all of the senators voted? Do any desire to change their votes
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1. The bill passs
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1239 relating to child day programs ex-exemptions from licensure.
[Unknown]
The Senator from August, Senator Hanger
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass and would like to speak to that motion
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. Senate bill 1239 addresses child care exemption from licensure. It is a result of a study that we commissioned last year to look at this area which had been troublesome because of a lack of clarity in terms of parents being able to decide how to place their children in appropriate child care. I would say importantly that this will become a useful tool to provide information for parents so that they know what programs are overseen by the state and what programs are exempt. I would say also, Mr. President to be clear this does not extend exemptions or take away exemptions from programs that are currently exempt so that in you have a religious exempt daycare program come and goes day and a half camps ymya those remain exempt from do towards th safety protocol in the department of social services to certify that. I would hope that the Senate will support this measure.
Bill Howell
All in favor record their street aye. Those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2. The bill passes
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1243 a bill relating to parental choice education savings accounts
[Unknown]
The Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant
[Unknown]
Thank you, speak to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
I move the bill pass. Education savings accounts are something with which we are all familiar and hopefully familiar with the day-to-day we have seen from the department of health that speaks to the unfortunateout come that occur when certain children are born into a particular zip code and they are less likely to succeed financially and less likely to be healthy. Education savings accounts in this bill would allow anybody at 300% or below the poverty level to be able to get 90% of the state share of their education of the soq. Additionally, children with an individual educational plan would also be eligible and this would allow families an opportunity to find a better educational fit for the children so that they could thrive and not be condemned to that which their zip code might condemn them
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1243 pass? All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. The bill passes
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1253, a bill relating to voter identification photographs contained in electronic poll book
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain
Mark Obenshain
I move that the bill pass and speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Mark Obenshain
Members of the Senate, this bill is really very small shadow of its former self work what that basically does is leverages the information and data that we have available in multiple agencies or department of motor vehicles collects photograph which under this bill would be ported in to the electronic poll books used across the state. It has stripped out any language permitting any election official to challenge or disqualify a voter on the basis of the photographs in the electronic poll book. It is to move us utilizing data across platforms and perhaps to supplement or even replace the photo I .D. Requirement that we have. So, Mr. President, I would once again ask that the body pass this measure
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1253 pass? All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Have all of 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 1262. A bill relating to sanctionary policies.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Loudoun County, Senator Black
Dick Black
Senate bill 1262 is the sanctionary cities bill. What it does is it -- says that sanctuary city is any locality that adopts an ordinance, procedure, or policy that intentionally restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by law with the intent of thwarting the execution of federal immigration law. It does not deal with situations where something inadvertently or, you know, unintentionally brings this about. It makes quite clear that the >> I hope it will be your pleasure to pass the mill
[Unknown]
Senator Marsden den
Dick Black
Would the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the senior Senator yield?
[Unknown]
I yield
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator
[Unknown]
When the term adopt is policy is used would adoption of a policy be a police lieutenant on a particular shift asking or telling officers not to enforce a certain rule? Is that an adoption of a policy or is that just one person speaking out? And would that have the force of and would that have the force of law? >> The senior Senator >> I would respond by saying I do not believe that that would be the case. The tenor makes it clear this is not dealing with little ordinary things that go on but situation where there is the intentional adoption of an ordinance, procedure or policy designed to thwart the execution of federal immigration law. What you are referring to would be sort of one of those ordinary decisions that is made. It is not made with the intention of deliberately thwarting the execution of federal immigration law. The answer is no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards ?
John Edwards
Mr. President, Senate bill 1262 is a solution in search of a problem. Sanctuary city is a politically charged term. The definition in this particular bill is useless and would be impossible to enforce. It says a sanctionary city means any locality that adopts an ordinance that intentionally restricts enforcement of federal law to the extent permitted by law with the intent to thwart the execution of federal immigration law. I don't know how you would prove that, Mr. President. The fact the matter is immigration law is exclusively and solely the responsibility of the federal government. If the federal government wants to enforce theimmigration laws why don't they put up the money and do it? Reform the immigration laws sitting in congress for how many years now and they have done nothing. The issue is strictly an issue and the exclusively an issue of federal law. The other problem here it says the locality that is a sanctuary city. If you could ever define it with any specificity would be libel for the wrongful acts of an illegal alien? How would you enforce that? Where is the proximate cause. I guess they mean undocumented person in the city that commits a wrong, maybe injures somebody and the city is responsible for that? You have got to be kidding. I'm shocked that the cities and counties in Virginia haven't stood up and said wait just a minute, we are not responsible for that. Taxpayer dollars paying for the wrongful acts of an undocumented person? I really don't think the localities are going to want to put up the tax money for that even if you could prove a causation between the active and illegal person and the wrongful act and injury to a person in the city. Mr. President, this is unenforceable, it as politically charged bill. It has no business being on the floor and again the issue of imfrakes laws is exclusively the authority of the federal government. Thank you, Mr. President
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the motion
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask the ladies and gentlemen of the Senate to defeat this measure on very practical grounds because what this measure does is it essentially tells localities that you in fact would have to hold an individual in your jail longer than what otherwise be appropriate or constitutionally appropriate if the immigration status shows up on some I .C.E. List. But I .C.E. Doesn't come to recover the individuals unless they have done some dangerous crime or something that is a public safety risk. So, associations that are -- that advocate on behalf of local jails and local governments are saying our governments do not hold individuals waiting for I .C.E. To come. Bill has the potential in there because you imply it is the low -- if the local government does not do what this I .C.E. Requirement is they are becoming somehow a sanctuary city. This is just very bad public policy and it is just not the way the world is working right now. I just want to associate my remarks with the Senator from Roanoke who very clearly said I .C.E. Is a federal responsibility. And keeping our communities safe is a local responsibility. And our communities always have community policing in place and they try to abide by laws that really do keep the local communities safe and I don't think this measure goes down that path. So, for those reasons, I ask that we defeat the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator peterson
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President
[Unknown]
Speak to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
I thought perhapses this was a tribute to david bowie sanctuary city. Apparently it is not. In Fairfax County we have thousands folks here on a student visa. Visas that come here legally. They have strict terms and sometimes they can be altered in mid course. And often times someone May overstay and they are here illegally. That happens all the time. I'm not excusing that. Here on a student or tourist visa and here illegally because they overstayed the visa. If that person gets into an auto accident and causes injury even if there is insurance that covers the vehicle now the locality is completely responsible for the injury? It makes no cents. Sense. Thy that toes doesn't comply to the fullest extent possible with a federal law. You could have a sheriff that will not hold detainees because they served your tense. Once you serve your sentence you get released but if they don't comply this he have a noncan complying jurisdiction. Cow could open a door tore a sheriff or locality that is following state law to sud suddy make the whole locality liable for the incidents. But at any day they could be out of status simply by changes in federal law, not to mention changes in their own status. Again, take a closer look at this. It doesn't make a lot of sense and I hope you vote no
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Fairfax County, Senator Saslaw .
Dick Saslaw
Thank you
[Unknown]
Mr. President would the senior Senator from Loudoun County yield for questions?
Dick Saslaw
Would the senior Senator from Loudoun yield for a yes?
[Unknown]
I yield
[Unknown]
He yields
[Unknown]
You heard what the Senator from Fairfax city said. Let's suppose that person who was undocumented in a what you described as a sanctuary county hits me and they have insurance so the insurance company is not liable but the county is. That is what your bill does?
[Unknown]
The senior Senator
[Unknown]
I would respond by saying that the liability is joint and several. If the individual has insurance, the insurance has to pay. Typically what you are talking about with illegal aliens is that you got judgment proof debtors. And so, you have a family, that is hitby a drunk driver and several people are crippled and there is no recompense for them. Under this -- under this bill, if you have a jurisdiction that is deliberately -- has deliberately gone out to harbor whatever murderers, robbers, drunk drivers, people subject to deportation by federal immigration law and they set up a shield for them to avoid federal law, then the people, the victims who suffer from that policy will have the ability to be reimbursed by the county
[Unknown]
Another question
[Unknown]
Would the senior Senator yield for another question?
[Unknown]
I yield
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator
[Unknown]
If I hear you right, if an undocumented person in my county which by your definition let's say was sanctuary, if he ran into me, the county and had no insurance, the county would be liable, is that correct?
[Unknown]
The senior Senator
[Unknown]
That is correct
[Unknown]
Now, let's suppose
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for an additional yes
[Unknown]
I yield
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator
[Unknown]
I'm sorry, Mr. President, for not going through your. Let's suppose that an undocumented person this that county runs into another undocumented person in that county. Who is liable?
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Loudoun .
[Unknown]
I think that is an interesting question but would say if the locality has set itself up as a sanctuary city, then anyone who is the victim of an illegal alien and suffers damage, property damage, personal injury, is going to be compensated by the locality
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Fairfax
[Unknown]
Just briefly to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Arizona had on the books probably the harshest antiimmigration law in the country and if I 'm not mistaken the u.S. Supreme court tossed it. I suspect that this wouldn't fare any better in any courtney court,anywhere if, indeed, it gs that far. It seems to me that you are -- you are asking the taxpayers to pick up something which is really not their responsibility. I don't quite -- I mean the reference that these counties are harboring all these murderers and armed robbers and rapists and variety implying that that is what basically undocumented people are and to put it mildly is sheer nonsense. This is -- this is not a bill that we ought to have in the code of Virginia and hopefully it won't get anywhere near that, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle
Ryan McDougle
I rise briefly for the purposes of correction
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Ryan McDougle
I just want to remind the body of a bill that we passed a couple of years ago that has been law for awhile. We have dealt with the challenges in our local jails when there is I .C.E. Detain irand the sheriff has had somebody that is in the jail when they can be released. Mr. President, we did solve that problem a few years ago and made it abundantly clear in the statute that the sheriff has the authority to release an individual who is on an I .C.E. Detainer up to five days prior to the end of their state or local sentence. So, that issue is very clear now. It is not a point of debate. When a person finished their state or local sentence and the federal government has not picked them up the individual will be released but it does make it clear that the sheriffs can release them prior to the end of the sentence within that five days. I don't think this bill has anything to do with or change
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. That the senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black .
Dick Black
Thank you, Mr. President. If everyone has completed. I want to go back to a comment by the Senator from Roanoke County -- or city rather. He spoke about the bill and one of the things that is rather clear in this, the burden of proof is extraordinarily high. The requirement to show intent and the intent has to be the intent to thwart the execution of federal immigration law. This is not something where you fall into it accidentally and you have a policy that coincidentally happens to not facilitate the law. It is not a bill that requires a locality to affirmatively go out and to do anything. But what it does is it prevents the situation which is becoming increasingly common across the country where you have localities that say we don't care what the federal law says, we don't like federal immigration law and we invite people to come here and we are going to shield you from legal process. That is really what it boils down to. With that I hope you pass the bill
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 1262 pass. All in favor of the motion wills opposed no. Aye, those have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll
Dick Black
Ayes it 1, nos 19
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. The bill passes
[Unknown]
Mr. President?
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator defirefighter
[Unknown]
Voting on the prevailing side on Page 5, I move we reconsider Senate bill 1243.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which Senate bill 1243 passed be reconsidered? All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos o
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion agreed to. The Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant
[Unknown]
Having spoken towards the bill, I move that it pass
[Unknown]
The question is shall Senate bill 1243 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the nor ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will enclose the roll
[Unknown]
Ayes 20, nos 20
[Unknown]
The chair votes no. The bill does not pass.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1391. A bill relating to alcoholic beverage control, new license for certain commercial lifestyle centers.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from vero beach
[Unknown]
Mr. President could that bill go bye for the day, please
[Unknown]
That will go bye for the day
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1416, a bill relate together investment of public funds act investment of funds in the Virginia investment pool trust fund and other jointly administered investment pools
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman
Steve Newman
I move the bill pass and speaking to the motion
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Steve Newman
The v ip fund has been around for a numbers years and was put together by localities under the code of Virginia treasurers can invest in any fund that meets the safety requirements of the code of Virginia or invest in this fund or the treasurer of Virginia has a fund as well. They have in the vip fund short term, medium term and long-term funds along with overnight capabilities. Some had concerns about the bill. Yesterday we passed a substitute that allowed that other treasurers that would like to come together and produce a similar fund could do that. There was also a concern about special legislation. It has been determined that is not special legislation just like the vrs funds and bills associated with it are not. Mr. President, I hope that the bill would pass and I would so move
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1416 pass? All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1569 relating to water and sewer fees, calculation factors
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Bryce Reeves
Mr. President, I ask the bill pass. This came about as a constituent concern where they are doing a development and quite frankly, Mr. President, they had some problems with regard to what the original bill said and what was fair and reasonable. I think it was more subjective than objective. What this bill does is make everything very clearly defined taking fair reasonable out and putting in practical and equitable and actually assigning what those things should be with regard to calculating the sewer and water tap fees. I would like to thank the junior Senator from Richmond as well for her legalese I guess with regard to the bill and allowing enough time to January 21, 2018 in order to look at that. This takes the subjective and makes it objective and everybody plays by the same rules. Not who you know or what you know or what you do, but about everybody having the equal opportunity to get charged the same rate
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1659 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the senators redry to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 5
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 5. The bill passes
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1571 relating to special elections provisional ballots, determination of results
[Unknown]
Senator peake
[Unknown]
I believe this is an excellent bill, a bipartisan bill that affects republicans and democrats in situations where we have special elections which May have come up recently before the body would make sure that members of the commonwealth are being represented while the Senate is in session
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The request he is shall Senate bill 1571 pass. All in favor of the motion willy e, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Senate bill --
[Unknown]
Mr. President
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel
[Unknown]
Having voted on the prevailing side by which we just passed Senate bill 1751, I would ask that the vote be reconsidered
Bill Howell
The question is shall the vote be resolution reconsidered. All in favor of the motion wille d no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Lynchburg
[Unknown]
Mr. President
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford
[Unknown]
Mr. President. Could I ask that the bill gobies for the day
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator, without objection, Senate bill 1571 will go bye for the day
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1581 relating to voter registration verification of social security numbers
[Unknown]
The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator peake
Mark Peake
Mr. President
[Unknown]
Senator
Mark Peake
I ask that Senate bill 1581 1581go bye for the day
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1581 will go bye for the day
[Unknown]
Relating to party identification of candidates
[Unknown]
Senator Suetterlein
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass. Speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1585 is similar to a bill we pass the last year and the House passed as well. What it does is it says if you actually run for office in a -- for campaign for an office as a partisan nominee for an office that we have already declared a partisan office, you will actually have a republican or democratic label next to you. In several cases we have already paid for the nomination to be set in a publicly funded primary that the taxpayers got to pay for. I think there is a lot of questions coming over there from my right. I don't know if I will get them. But, Mr. President, this is a good bill passed on a biparty san vote and passed the House of delegates but in between the governor's campaigning in municipal elections when you don't have an rd next to your name and putting in significant amount of funds he came to the conclusions we probably shouldn't let folks know what the partisan labels are. With, that I hope we will pass the bill
[Unknown]
Thank you, the Senator from Fairfax, Senator peterson
[Unknown]
Yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would you yield?
[Unknown]
Definitely
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator
[Unknown]
What happens if you are nominated by multiple parties?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke County
[Unknown]
You could not be nominated in this state by both the republican and democratic party, which under the code are the two major parties because they are the two parties that have gotten the most votes in the last boo gubernatorial election in decades. Unless you are running for judge like in --
[Unknown]
I got a facebook ad from a guy running for judge in pennsylvania running in both the democratic and republican primary. I don't know which one he is. I would ask in that case you are saying you can't be nominated by both parties?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke County
[Unknown]
That would be correct. And I figured the question might be about -- Mr. President, I figured it might be about pennsylvania judgeship elections because I had a friend there who was a true republican ail the way through, but the local democrats wanted the benefit of having him on their ticket. And so they actually took the proper methods and got him nominated by both parties. And it is called cross filing. You used to be able to do it in california and richard Nixon got a significant number of votes in the democratic primary for u.S. Senate when he ran against douglas
[Unknown]
Would the Senate yield for an additional yes?
[Unknown]
Yeah, this has been great
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator ?
[Unknown]
I ask, asking that we are two political parties that are the top two but we have other political parties, perhaps the independent green and libertarian party and if they nominate and go out and collect significant gnarrs to why can't signatures why can't they get their name on the ballot also. Aren't they put at disadvantage?
[Unknown]
I'm glad you asked that if you are worried about the question. Independent greens or american communist or libertarian party under my bill if they get nominate through a mass meeting, firehouse primary, any method they also will get to have that label on there, provided it is a partisan office already. For example if you are independent green running in Virginia beach works we had teledon't get to the have the several members. Republican or independent green label on even if any bill passes because they have chosen nomination by petition. I would say to senior Senator from Fairfax who is absent from his seat right now but Falls Church also had independent elections. Everyone has to run as independent because you can only be nominated by petition and there is several localities across the state that is the case. Anyone that is nominated by a party, either the two major parties they can run by a primary. Or if they are running as one of the minor parties that has qualified under the code of Virginia meaning have a state central committee and several other provisions they also get to have the label. If his only concern is about independent greens running on the Fairfax County board of supervisors not getting the benefit, they get that benefit under my bill
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 1585 pass? All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 23, nos 17
[Unknown]
Ayes 23, nos 17. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar House bills on second reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city .
[Unknown]
Good afternoon, Mr. President. I respectfully move that you will after House bills on the second reading including all House bills on pages 9-13 which includes 1477 through House bill 2254 the rules be suspended and that the second constitutional reading of the titles be dispensed with
Bill Howell
The question is shall the reals be suspended and second reading of titles on the uncontested calendar and regular calendars House bill 1477 through House bill 2254 be dispensed with. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The reading of the titles is dispensed with. The Senator from James city county? Thank you, Mr. President. I move that all of the bills be passed bye for the day, sir
[Unknown]
The question is shall the House bills on the uncontested calendar and regular calendar now on third reading go bye for the day. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have is it. The bills can go bye for the day
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar Senate bills on second reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate it would be my ink intenn to take the Senate bills on the second reading on uncontested all the way through the final passage day subject to the one exception rule. I respectfully move that all of the Senate bills on the second reading including bills on pages 13-33 including Senate bill 800 through 1594 that the rules of the Senate be -- excuse me -- let me see if I can get this straight. That they be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. After the adoption of any amendments any Senator who desires to remove a bill from the block please do so after the clerk has read the number
[Unknown]
The question is shall all Senate bills on second reading on the uncontested calendar on pages 13-33 Senate bill 800 through Senate bill 1594 be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. In the block after the adoption of the amendments there it is to. That any Senator desiring to remove a bill from the block would do so after the clerk has read the number. All all in favor, signify by saying aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 800. The committee substitute adopted by the Senate and there is a floor substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that we reconsider the motion by which we adopted the committee substitute
[Unknown]
It hey be best if we take that out of the block and come back to it
Bill Stanley
I now move that we take Senate bill 800 out of the block and reconsider it
[Unknown]
Senate bill 800 will come out of the block
[Unknown]
829 reported from the committee on education and health. 840, reported from the the committee on rules with amendment
[Unknown]
The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator Marsden
Dave Marsden
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the committee amendment be agreed tos to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to
Dave Marsden
869 reported from the committee on rules. 949 reported from the committee on rules with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Mecklenburg, Senator Ruff
Frank Ruff
I move that the substitute be adopt
[Unknown]
Should the substitute be agreed to. Ayes now. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to
Frank Ruff
Senate bill 950 reported from the committee on transportation
[Unknown]
The Senator from montreal with amendment
[Unknown]
I move the amendment
[Unknown]
The question is Hall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to
[Unknown]
Senate bill 951 reported from the the committee on education and health with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Mecklenburg
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
All in favor, signify by say. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to
[Unknown]
Senate bill 965 reported from the committee on rules. Senate bill 969 reported from the committee on rules. Senate bill 1017, reported from the committee on education and health. Senate bill 10343, reported from the committee on rules. Senate bill 1044 reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator in Rockingham County, Senator Obenshain
[Unknown]
I move the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to
[Unknown]
Is
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1082 reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Loudoun County, Senator Wexton
[Unknown]
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Suetterlein be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1098 recorded from the committee on education and health. Senate bill 1099 reported from the committee on education and health. Senate bill 1129 reported from the committee on finance with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Mecklenburg, Senator Ruff
Frank Ruff
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to
Frank Ruff
Senate bill 1143, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources with a substitute
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph
Bill DeSteph
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to Senate bill 115 about reported from the committee for courts of justice. Senate bill 1156 reported from the committee on finance. Senate bill 1179, reported from the committee on rules with amendments
Bill DeSteph
The Senator from Russell County, Senator Chafin
Ben Chafin
I move the committee amendments
[Unknown]
The question is that will the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes haves have it,
Ben Chafin
The californias are a's growed to
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1229 reported from the committee on transportation with amendments
[Unknown]
The Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the amendment be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to? All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1234, reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute. And there is a floor substitute
[Unknown]
Mr. President
[Unknown]
The nor from Henrico
[Unknown]
Could bepull that out of the block, please
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1234 will come oust block
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1251 reported from the committee on transportation with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from southern Fairfax County, Senator Barker
George Barker
Thank you, Mr. President. Could the substitute be adopted, please
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
George Barker
Senate bill 1293, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with the substitute. And from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle
Ryan McDougle
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the substitute be accepted
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to
Ryan McDougle
Senate bill 1307 reported from the committee on rules with amendments
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel
[Unknown]
I move that the amendments be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed all in favor, signify by saying. To. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1312 reported from the committee on rules with a substitute and there are two floor amendments
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city .
[Unknown]
I would ask that the committee substitute be agreed to and I believe the floor amount is drawn to that, sir
[Unknown]
The question is that will the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin
Adam Ebbin
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the reading of the floor amendments be waived
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the floor amendments be waived. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The reading of the floor amendment is waived. The Senator from Alexandria ?
Adam Ebbin
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the amendments be agreed to in a block and speaking to that amendment
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
What this bill does and I want to thank the gentleman from James city county, is update these financial disclosure and ethics portion of the code which is, quite frankly, kind of messy. But among there, there is a proposal to allow gifts meaning dinners, travel, whatever, that are in affiliation with a meeting that you might be going to like ncsl no matter who pays for them to be exempt from definition as a gift. That means two things. The first thing is means is that it is not subject to $100 limit and the second thing it means is you cannot report them. Did seems to me when we started this ethics reform business the idea was to keep things transparent and have some limitations. We been walking a few things backwards. I know when we go to ncsl and official meeting we are provided with per diem. Is it is not a matter of not having your meals. If someone wants to thattic you to a meal, they can but you have to report it if it is over $50. If somebody wants to take us to dinner that we should keep it transparent and report it. You May have notice when you filled out our financial disclosure this last month that it was much easier because we no longer report things that weren't from lobbyists or lobbyist principles. If we are going to report things let's at least report everything from lobbyists or lobbyist principle and with that the move the adoption of the amendments
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator the Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you very much, Mr. President. With all due respect I rise to in courage the body to reject this amendment. I did appreciate the courtesy that he brought it to me in advance. I would have to agree on a number of things. There is no question in spite of the efforts we have undertaken for several years and writing the ethics reform and the external pressures that seem to be driving some of it at best it can be described as messy. I continue to be perplexed and concerned with some of the unintended nuances contained in the bill in spite of the best efforts we undertaken. And Mr. President I predict this will be a multiyear refinement of this legislation just because of the continued unintended consequences. I appreciate him offering the example by reciting ncsl. I don't attend many of these functions but it certainly does occur to me in the context of a formal organized conference that if in fact you are invited for a dinner or something less than that that that should not be reported. In fact, on these conferences there is a start date and time and there is a start -- I mean a termination date and time. By amending this provision to would not allow meals to be characterized as a gift if they happen outside of the definition of the actual conference but I would respectfully ask that with all due respect we reject this amendment
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the floor amendments be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The nos have it. The floor amendments are rejected
Tommy Norment
Senate bill 1316 reported from the committee on transportation with amendment
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County. Senator Carrico
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the committee amendment
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amount is agreed to
Bill Carrico
Senate bill 1330 reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico ?
Bill Carrico
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have is. The substitute is agreed to
Bill Carrico
Senate bill 1334, reported from the committee on finance. Senate bill 1343, reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County Senator Surovell
Scott Surovell
Mr. President, move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no., the ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to
Scott Surovell
Senate bill 1356, recorded from the committee from courts of justice. Senate bill 1367 reported from the committee on transportation. Senate bill 1387 reported from the committee on rules with amendment
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant
Glen Sturtevant
I move the committee amendments be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is that will the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to
Glen Sturtevant
Senate bill 1417 reported from the committee on transportation with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be ae growed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to
Steve Newman
Senate bill 1421 reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Williamsburg, Senator Mason
Monty Mason
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is that will the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to
Monty Mason
Senate bill 1430 reported red from the committee on education and health with amendment
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves
Bryce Reeves
Move the committee amendment
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are guyed to
Bryce Reeves
Senate bill 144 reported from the committee on finance with a substitute
[Unknown]
Thank you, I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
The question is the committee substitute be agreed. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have is,
[Unknown]
The committee substitute is agreed to
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1447 reported from the committee on rules. Senate bill 1493, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with a substitute and from the committee on finance with a substitute
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Richmond city, Senator McClellan
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President with the recommendation it be rejected I move that the gain law law substitute be accepted
[Unknown]
With the recommendation that it be reject the the question is shall the amount be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The nos have it. The substitute is rejected the junior Senator from Richmond rather. City
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the substitute adopted by the finance commit yao he be accepted
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the finance committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1494 reported from the committee on transportation where a substitute
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Richmond city, Senator McClellan
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the committee substitute be adopted
[Unknown]
The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The statute is agreed to
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1498 reported from the committee for courts of justice with amendments
[Unknown]
The Senator from ear fairfaxn Fairfax, Senator Surovell
Scott Surovell
I move the amcs
[Unknown]
The question is that will shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to
Scott Surovell
Reported with amendment
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington ,
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Senator Favola I move that the amendment be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1511 recorded from the committee on education and health with amendment
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds. [no audio]
Creigh Deeds
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the committee amendment be agreed to
[Unknown]
The weigh is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The committee amendment is agreed to.
Creigh Deeds
Senate bill 1514, reported from the committee on transportation. Senate bill 1523, reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute and from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Williamsburg, Senator Mason
Monty Mason
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, signify by saying aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute substitute is agreed to
Monty Mason
Senate bill 1534 reported from the might oh on education and health with a substitute
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from rich month city, Senator Sturtevant
Glen Sturtevant
I move the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed
Glen Sturtevant
Senate bill 1546 reported from the committee on education and health. Senate bill 1555 reported from the committee on rules. Senate bill 1561 reported from the committee on education and health with the substitute. And from the committee on finance with an amendment
[Unknown]
The Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant
[Unknown]
Mr. President I move the committee amount or I move the committee substitute excuse me,
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Henrico ?
[Unknown]
Yes, Mr. President. Now I move the committee amendment committee amendment be agreed
[Unknown]
The question is shall the to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1577, reported from the committee on education and let with a substitute and there is a floor substitute
[Unknown]
The floor from Mecklenburg, Senator Ruff ?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be rejected
[Unknown]
Thank you, nor. With the recommendation that can be rejected the question is so shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The nos are have it. The substitute is rejected. The Senator from Mecklenburg
[Unknown]
Mr. President. Do we need to waive the reading let's see. Of the substitute? I would so move
[Unknown]
The weigh is shall the reading of the floor substitute be waived. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The reading of the floor substitute is waived. The Senator from Mecklenburg
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. The floor substitute puts a finer point on the gold of protecting health while saving sit kens from pointless expense and I move that the floor substitute be aeed to
[Unknown]
Mr. President
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator peterson
[Unknown]
Yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I yield
[Unknown]
He yields Senator
[Unknown]
What is a 180 day biochemical axe again demand sampling of a small on-site sewage system
[Unknown]
The Senator from montreal
[Unknown]
Did as technical term of how much you know what can be coming out of wastewater
[Unknown]
All righty that thank you, senators injure the question is shall the floor substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The floor substitute is agreed to
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1588 reported from the committee on rules with
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, amendment Senator mcdog
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it,
[Unknown]
The committee amendment is agreed to
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1594 reported from the committee for courts of justice
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the Senate bills be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. To the third reading? That is all bills except for Senate bill 800 and Senate bill 1234. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The bills are engrossed and the ayes have it. Advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
I would move that you will a of the Senate bills which find themselves on the third reading on pages 13 through 33 including Senate bill 800 through Senate bill 1594 with the exception of Senate bill 800 on Page 13, and Senate bill 1224 that the rules be suspended and the third constitutional reading of the be dispensed with
Bill Howell
All in favor of the motion w. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The reading of the titles is dispensed with,
[Unknown]
The bills are now before the Senate on final passage. The Senator from James city cou.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would move that all of the Senate bills on the third reading be agreed to in the block. If any Senator desires to remove a bill from the block, please do so after the clerk has read the number of that bill and once again these are subject to a single exception by any Senator .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate bills now on the uncontested cal letter dar third reading pages 13-333, Senate bill 1800 through 1594 with the exception of 800 and 1234 be passed in the final package on the flock with the understanding any Senator wishing it removed from the block do so after the number of the bill has been read. All in favor, signify by saying. 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 of the bills
[Unknown]
829. Senate bill 840. Senate bill 869. Senate bill 949. Senate bill 950. Senate bill 951. Senate bill 965. Senate bill 969.
[Unknown]
Mr. President
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds
Creigh Deeds
Could Senate bill 969 be moved to the regular calendar?
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 969 will come out of the block.
Creigh Deeds
Senate bill 1017. Senate bill 1043. Senate bill 1044. Senate bill 1082. Senate bill 1098. 1099. Senate bill 1129. Senate bill 1143. Senate bill 1153. Senate bill 1156. Senate bill 1179. Senate bill 1229. Senate bill 1234. Sorry. That one is out of the block. Senate bill 1251. Senate bill 1291. Senate bill 1307. Senate bill 1312.
[Unknown]
Mr. President
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexandria
[Unknown]
Could Senate bill 1312 come out of the block?
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1312 will come out of the block
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1316. Senate bill 1330. Senate bill 1334. Senate bill 1343. Senate bill 1356. Senate bill 1367. Senate bill 1387. Senate bill 1417. Senate bill 1421. Senate bill 1430. Senate bill 1432 Senate bill 1437. Senate bill 1493. Senate bill --
[Unknown]
Mr. President
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Bath County
[Unknown]
1493 and the next one, 1494, could they come out of the block and go bye for the day
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1493 and 14914 will come oust of the block and bye tore forthe day.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1498. Senate bill 1501. Senate bill 1511. Senate bill 15134. Senate bill 1523. Senate bill 1534. Senate bill 1546. Senate bill 1555. Senate bill 1561. Senate bill 1577.
[Unknown]
Mr. President
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford
[Unknown]
Could Senate bill 1577 come out of the block
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 1577 will come out of the block
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1588. Senate bill 1594.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bills in the block pass that is all bills except for 969, 1312, 1493, 1494 and 1577? Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of 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. Bills in the block pass.
[Unknown]
969 returning to Page 16. Senate bill 969. The Senator from Russell County, Senator Chafin
Ben Chafin
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the bill pass and this bill deals with the legislative privilege. And it simply makes it clear what I think most of us probably thought was the case that it is the requester's privilege that the requester us, the members of the ledge lature that puts if in a draft that the papers maintained by the legislative services will remain privileged along with any other notations and documents
Bill Howell
Thank you. The question is shall Senate bill 969 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the nors ready vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any nors desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
Ben Chafin
Ayes 39, nos 1
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1. The will passes. Moving forward to Page 23. Senate bill 1312. The Senator from ja mes city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully move that Senate bill 1312 pass and speaking to that motion, sir
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Tommy Norment
Ladies and gentlemen, Senate bill 1312 is the comprehensive ethics bill where there have been a number of amendments made to that. You will note that it has an emergency clause on that. I would respectfully ask that the body vote in favor of it. It certainly occurs to me while I expect that each of the 40 of us has some area that perhaps we disagree, I think that the unanimity of support and moving this bill forward is important >> Senator Ebbin >> Briefly speaking against the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
There are some good parts to the bill. I would say that the provision that we heard about before is a step backwards away from transparently and away from any limits during a meet on behalf of the Senate and that if this bill were to be adopted we would have less transparency than we had before the ethics reform started. I would vote against the bill and encourage you to join me. Thank you, sir
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 1312 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1. The bill passes. And if we could move forward to Page 33. Senate bill 1577. The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator peake
Mark Peake
Mr. President. I move that the bill pass and speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Mark Peake
Mr. President it seems that members of my republican caucus that were so happy to see me on January 11 do not hold me in such high esteem anymore.
[Unknown]
I had hoped to pass --
[Unknown]
Senator, there are other options if you would like. [laughter]
[Unknown]
I hoped to pass a monumental legislation today involving voter rights and voter registration and elections. Proving something that my father taught me a long time ago that in the plumbing industry all things flow downhill. And this one started with the fine Senator from Mecklenburg and has now headed up to sit at desk number 40 at the far end of the chamber. This is a very important bill. Handling some important waste water management issues and reporting guidelines. I think it is imperative to the safety and health of the commonwealth and having made those comments I would ask that the body pass this substitute amendment adopted on the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
The question is shall Senate bill 15
[Unknown]
Mr. President
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley
Bill Stanley
Will the Senator from Lynchburg yield for a question
[Unknown]
Will the Senator from Lynchburg yield for a question? He yields, Senator
Bill Stanley
Mr. President, I would ask the gentleman is there his first bill that he is attempting to get passed here in this chamber?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Lynchburg .
[Unknown]
It is not the first bill that I had intended to pass in front of this chamber. It is the first bill that will be voted on by this chamber, mry
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County
[Unknown]
Will the gentleman yield for another question?
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for an additional yes
[Unknown]
Yes, I, indeed
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator
[Unknown]
It appears on line 128 the commissioner is directing the commission -- he is directing the commissioner to develop a website and can he tell me what that website will be about? I mean and include the graphics that he anticipates will be on that website
[Unknown]
The Senator from Lynchburg ?
[Unknown]
The website will be about something that I would imagine that the Senator from Franklin County would know well all about. Being full of various things from day-to-day and on occasion and I think that the website will attempt to put on public display the things that so happen with our septic systems.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County
[Unknown]
Will the Senator from Lynchburg yield for a question that he might actually answer, please?
[Unknown]
Well
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for an additional question
[Unknown]
I will yield. I'm not making any promises
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator
[Unknown]
In line one 128 is talks about that it would post sampling. What will he have posted on the website regarding sampling of sewage water
[Unknown]
The Senator from Lynchburg .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, Mr. Senator from Franklin County, if we look and I believe this is addressed by Senator Ruff at line 146 of the bill, we are going to talk about the sampling of our 180 day biochemical oxygen demand sampling
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Franklin County
[Unknown]
Will the Senator yield for one final yes
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentleman would he have the commissioner and the state maintain this website on an unsecured server in his bathroom somewhere?
[Unknown]
Unsecured in a bathroom stall would be the best place to observe the website and keep up with the reporting guidelines of this bill and I move that it pass
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I thank the gentleman for submitting to my questions and I 'm hopeful that others May have questions that might give us more insight into this bill that otherwise May have a stink to it.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black .
Dick Black
Perhaps, somehow I poked the wrong button here and I apologize. [laughter]
[Unknown]
I have no comments whatever on this great sewage bill
Dick Black
The Senator from western Fairfax County. Senator Marsden
Dave Marsden
Would the Senator from Lynchburg yield for a yes?
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator
Dave Marsden
Is this website available to the city of Alexandria ?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Lynchburg ?
[Unknown]
I certainly hope to. We would like for them to do a little extra monitoring. Thank you, the Senator from Alexandria
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1577 pass? All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 2. The bill passes. Plus [applause] the Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
Mr. President, to quote the great philosopher, I poked the wrong button, too.
[Unknown]
If we could return to Page 13. Senate bill 800. [laughter] >> Again, [laughter]
Bill Stanley
Having vote the on the prevailing side by which --
[Unknown]
I move reconsider
[Unknown]
Mr. President
[Unknown]
Having vote the on the prevailing side by which we passed.
[Unknown]
No, we are going this way. I'm fine with this now. Right, people are going to hate that I voted no on a sewage bill? [laughter]
[Unknown]
As long as I 'm with Senator stewart, I 'm good.
[Unknown]
All right. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Focus. Mr. President, I now move that we reconsider the vote by which we passed the committee substitute
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which the committee substitute was agreed to be reconsidered? All in favor of the motion will., are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Franklin County .
[Unknown]
Mr.--
[Unknown]
The Senator from southern Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, with a recommendation that it be rejected I move that the committee substitute be adopted
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is shall the stuttgard be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The no is have it. The substitute is reject. The Senator from southern Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I now move that we waive the reading of the floor substitute
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the floor substitute be waived. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The reading of the floor substitute is waived. The Senator from southern Fairfax County
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I now move that we agree to the floor substitute and speak to that motion
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I have been working with the Senator from Franklin on this particular bill. What is proposed in this amendment in the nature of a substitute is to add back in to the bill language that was in the introduced bill relating to disclosure and disclaimers so that it is clear what the direct primary care agreements would include there
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the floor stuttgard be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The floor substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Franklin County .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I now move that Senate bill 800 be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading. The Senator from Franklin County .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I now move that we dispense with the constitutional reading as required
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the third constitutional reading be dispensed with. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
The motion agreed to. The Senator from Franklin County
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I now move that Senate bill 800 pass and speaking to that briefly, sir
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Mr. President
[Unknown]
The Senator from southern Fairfax County, Senator Barker
George Barker
Can I ask that that bill go bye for the day and we will pick this up tomorrow?
Bill Howell
Without objection, 800 will go bye for the day
George Barker
We could return to Page 21. Senate bill 1234. The Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant
[Unknown]
With the recommendation that the committee substitute be rejected, I move the substitute
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator
[Unknown]
With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is shall the stuttgard be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The nos have it. The substitute is rejected. The Senator from Henrico ?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I have a floor amendment and I move that we waive the reading of the substitute -- excuse me, a floor substitute
[Unknown]
The question is shall the reading of the floor substitute be waived. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The reading of the floor substitute is waived. The Senator from Henrico
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the floor substitute. And the substitute essentially clears up language in this bill. This is a bill that requires sser to help the four year colleges agree upon credits instituted at the two year college level but universe wally accepted and took nuancing to get all of the parties on the same Page and I move the substitute
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the floor substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Henrico .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that we engross and advance to its third reading
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading. The Senator from Henrico ?
[Unknown]
And then, Mr. President, I will ask for that to pass bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Do you want --
[Unknown]
I waive the third constitutional reading
Bill Howell
The he question is shall the rules be suspended and third constitutional reading be dispensed with. All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 340, nos 0
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Henrico
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Now May I ask that it pass bye for the day
Bill Howell
The question is shall the -- the -- without objection, the bill will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar Senate bills on second reading. 795 a bill relating to a register of funds expended required posting by divisions reported from the committee on local government with amendment the Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, before we move on to the regular calendar the Senate bills on the second reading I think that the frivality and the seriousness we are enjoying today on the calendar, I want to see that everyone is going to be smiling tomorrow night about 9:30 when we erdealing with this bills being passed by for the day. I have a sneaking suspicion that your sense of humor is going to be at a much lower ebb
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant
Glen Sturtevant
Mr. President, I move that the committee amendments be agreed to
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The senior Senator ?
Glen Sturtevant
Thank you
[Unknown]
I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
We will come back to you. The Senator from Bedford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President. Could that go bye temporarily?
Bill Howell
Without objection, Senate bill 795 will go bye temporarily
[Unknown]
Senate bill 938 related to smoking in public placed reported from the committee on local government with amendments
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards
John Edwards
I move that the committee amendments be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed to? All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The californias are agreed to. The Senator -- the committee amendments are agreed to,
John Edwards
The Senator from Roanoke city
[Unknown]
I move that Senate bill 939 as amended by engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke city
[Unknown]
I move that we suspend the third constitutional reading and place the bill on its final passage.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would respectfully ask that we not entertain that motion. We were doing that suspending the rules and advancing the bills on the uncontested calendar. And I don't think that based upon my previous representations to the body that that would be appropriate because some of us including myself perhaps have not reviewed these bills as careful as we would on a final passage.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Senator, if you could withdraw that motion.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I withdraw the previous motion
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Senate bill 995. A bill relating to public schools student discipline reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
Thank yous, Mr. President. I now move that the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Franklin County ?
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. I now move that this bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 997, a bill relating to public school student discipline reported from the commit eon education and health with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. I now move that the committee substitute be adopted
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
Bill Stanley
The Senator from Franklin County .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President at I now move that this bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
The question is that will the bill be incrossed and advanced to its third constitutional reading. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
1675, a bill relating to veteran's services foundation powers and duties appointment of executive director report. Reported from the committee on general laws and technology with a substitute and there is a floor substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Mecklenburg ,
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that Senator Ruff the committee substitute be rejected.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Yes, that is --
[Unknown]
Yes, Senator. Thank you. With the representation that it be rejected the question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The nos have it. The substitute is rejected. The Senator from Mecklenburg
[Unknown]
I move that the floor substitute be adopted.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that we waive the reading
[Unknown]
I'm with you, Senator
[Unknown]
The question is that will the reading of the floor substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The reading of the floor statute substitute is waived. The Senator from Mecklenburg ?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. The floor substitute incorporates a couple of things that the secretary requested our former colleague as the negotiator between the admiral and the colonel. I thought that was pretty good for an nco, and so I think this should satisfy the concerns of everybody
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the floor substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The floor substitute is agreed to. The nor from Mecklenburg
[Unknown]
I move the bill engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
All in favor, signify by say. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1117. A bill relating to school counselors licensure. Reported from the committee on education and health.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike
Jeremy McPike
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
The question is that will the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no.
Jeremy McPike
The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1199. A bill relating to rights of blind parents. Reported from the the committee for courts of justice with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President at I move that the substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Arlington ?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to its third constitutional reading
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1222. A bill relating to the acute psychiatric patient registry reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute. And from the committee on finance with an amendment
[Unknown]
The Senator from southern Fairfax, Senator Barker
George Barker
I move that the committee on education and health substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to. The Senator from southern Fairfax County
George Barker
I move that the committee on finance amendment be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. The ayes have it. Those opposed, no. The committee amendment is guy heed to. The Senator from southern Fairfax County
[Unknown]
I move that the measure be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 12140. A bill relating to the creation of the Virginia virtual school. Reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute. And from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is aeed to. The Senator from from Henrico ?
[Unknown]
I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 128 about. A bill relating to public schools regional charter school divisions reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute. And from the committee on finance
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain
Mark Obenshain
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Rockingham
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I would ask that this be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1344. Reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from southern -- excuse me, eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The yes is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1359. A bill relating to local school board school buildings potable water, lead testing. Reported from the committee on education and health with the substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Prince William County
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Prince William ?
[Unknown]
I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the those opposed, no. Third reading. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1363. A bill to require the secretary of transportation to convene a task force to study the feasibility of establishing a statewide one-stop onportal for address changes in for the purposes of developing a statewide address database report. Reported from the committee on rules with an amendment
[Unknown]
The no are from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the committee amendment be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Rockingham ?
[Unknown]
I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is a engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1364. A bill relating to the department of motor vehicles regulation of property carriers. Reported from the committee on transportation with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman
Steve Newman
With apologies to the body, I ask that this bill go bye for the day before engrossment and before the substitute is agreed
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. To without objection, Senate bill 1364 will go bye for the day
Steve Newman
Reported from the committee on finance with a substitute
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Fairfax, Senator Saslaw >> I would move that we adopt the substitute
Dick Saslaw
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The senior Senator from Fairfax ?
[Unknown]
I would now move that we -- that 1371 be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Dick Saslaw
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
A bill relating -- 1398. A bill relating to coal con bust, residuals unit, closure permit evaluation. Reported from the committee from agriculture conserve expectations and natural resource with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County. Senator Surovell
Scott Surovell
I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have is. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from eastern Fairfax
Scott Surovell
Thank you, Mr. President. County I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1413 a bill relating to immunity of persons defamation statements regarding matters of public concern communicated to a third-party statements made at a pub live hearing. Reported with a substitute
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant
Glen Sturtevant
Ity move the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. The ayes have it. The senior Senator ?
Glen Sturtevant
I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1414. A bill relating to students receiving home instruction participation in advanced placement in preliminary sta national merit qualifying test examinations. Reported from the committee on education and health with amendments
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman
Steve Newman
I move that the committee amendment be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to. The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman
Steve Newman
I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Steve Newman
Senate bill 1449. A bill relating to the department of budget and planning establishment of the division of regulatory management and the red tape reduction commission. Review of regulatory requirements report. Reported from the committee on general laws and technology with a substitute and from the committee on finance with an amendment
[Unknown]
The Senator from Chesterfield, Senator Chase
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed all in favor, signify by saying. To. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Chesterfield
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the amendment be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Chesterfield
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you are Senator. The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1475. A bill relating to family life education curriculum guidelines and curricula reported from the committee on education and health with amendments
[Unknown]
The junior Senator, Senator McClellan
[Unknown]
I move that the committee amendments be adopted
[Unknown]
All in favor, signify by say. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendments are agreed to. The junior Senator
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that Senate bill 1475 as' mended be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The request he is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1490. A bill ring to uniformed military and overseas voters act applying for and casting military overseas ballot. Reported from the committee on privileges and ethe wreck a substitute and from the committee on finance with amendments
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph
Bill DeSteph
I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The junior Senator
Bill DeSteph
I move the committee amendments
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendments begayed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are the junior Senator ? Agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move we engross and move to its third constitutional reading
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1506. A bill relating to apply play can't fingerprint database, federal bureau of investigation reports. Reported from the committee for courts of justice
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove
John Cosgrove
I move the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third
[Unknown]
The question is shall the reading. Bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
John Cosgrove
Senate bill 1507. A bill relating to safety inspection stations appointments reported from the committee on transportation
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Chesapeake ?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
I question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 15 selfie. A bill relate -- 1516. A bill relating to public schools read county specialist. Reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black
Dick Black
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to. The senior Senator from Loudoun ?
Dick Black
I now move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the those opposed, no. Third reading. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1517. A bill relating to school transportation fees. Reported from the committee on education and health with amendments
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black
Dick Black
Mr. President. I move that the committee amendments be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed to? All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendments are agreed to. The Senator from -- senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black
Dick Black
I now move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Dick Black
Senate bill 1532 a bill relating to motor vehicle license fees exemption of ran antique vehicles reported from committee on transportation
[Unknown]
The Senator from Accomack County, Senator Lewis
Lynwood Lewis
Move the bill be gross
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is that will the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Lynwood Lewis
Senate bill 1554. A bill relating to transportation district commissions Accomack, north Hampton. Reported from the committee on transportation
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove
John Cosgrove
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
The question is that will the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no.
John Cosgrove
The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1363 a bill relating to discovery in criminal cases due tosty to provide. Reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President at I now move that the committee substitute be adopted
[Unknown]
The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor, eye. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from frank lin county
Bill Stanley
Thank you again, Mr. President. I now move that this bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1564, a bill relating to d.U.I. Search warrants for blood withdrawals. Reported from the committee for courts of justice with amendment
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully ask that the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The Senator from James city coun ty, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I would now ask that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
[Unknown]
The question is that will the bill be engrossed and advanced those opposed, no. To the third reading. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Tommy Norment
Senate bill 1578. A bill relating to the short-term rental of property. Reported from the committee on local government with a substitute
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city .
[Unknown]
Thank you very much, Mr. President. I would ask that the committee substitute be agreed to
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. The ayes have it. Those opposed, no. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from James city cout y, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I would now ask that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. The request he is shall the bill
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Be gross gross. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to its third reading. [no audio]
Tommy Norment
Returning to Page 34. Senate bill 795. Regular calendar. Senate bills on second reading. The Senator from Bedford ? Senator Newman ?
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I move that we waive the reading of the floor amendment
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the floor amendment be waived. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The reading of the floor amendment is waived. The Senator from Bedford ?
Steve Newman
Mr. President, this underlying bill talks about the posting of information in local school divisions. The floor amendment just ensures that if you are dealing with any undercover law enforcement for gangs or other activities that does not have to be posted. I hope we would adopt the floor amendment
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is should the floor amendment be agreed to. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The floor amendment is agreed to. The senior Senator from Richmond city.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to the third reading. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to the third reading. [no audio]
[Unknown]
If we could return to Page 8 of the calendar. Senate bills 1571 and 1581 went bye for the day and Senator, if we could make a motion to reconsider that and then we will move forward with it
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I ask that we reconsider Senate bill 1571 having previously spoken to the bill. I speak again and ask that it be passed.
[Unknown]
Thank you
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county
[Unknown]
I request that we reconsider the vote by which it was passed by for the day
Bill Howell
The question is shall the vote by which Senate bill 1571 was passed by for the day be reconsidered all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The mo ex-is agreed to. The Senator from Lynchburg, Senator peake
Mark Peake
Mr. President, speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
Mark Peake
Repeating what I said earlier about this bill. I think it as bipartisan bill. It talks about certifying the election in special elections within three days of the einvestigation. I think it especially applies to the Senate and -- election. And states if there are provisional ballots that would not affect the outcome of the election if it is obvious there are not enough provisional ballots to affect theout come that the matter be certified and also that the state board of elections do not pause for holidays, federal or state so that the people of the commonwealth can be represented
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Could you make a motion that it be passed.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
I move that it be passed
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1571 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those are the senators ready to vote? Opposed no. Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 23, nos 17
[Unknown]
Ayes 23, nos 17. The bill passes. Senate bill 1581. The Senator from Bedford. If you would make that motion
[Unknown]
Mr. President, having vote the on the prevailing side by which the bill went by for the day I move that we reconsider the vote
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which Senate bill 1581 went bye for the day be reconsidered? All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion agreed to. The Senator from Lynchburg
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the bill pass and speaking to the bill
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Yes, this bill requests that the registrars verify over the -- voters when registering to vote verify the social security numbers and can do this by any number of ways. The social securitied a snip station or dnv or any other way -- social security administration or any other that the commonwealth maintains. Making sure that they have actual social security numbers and the social security numbers they are presenting to the registrar are accurate
Bill Howell
The question is shall Senate bill 1581 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all of the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their votes? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Turn turning to Page 147. Uncontested calendar. Senate bills on first reading
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city t y, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I would respectfully move that all of the Senate bills on the first reading on pages 47-53 including Senate bill 1130 through Senate bill 1509 that the rules of the Senate be suspended and the first constitutional reading of the titles be dispensed with
Bill Howell
The question is shall the rules be suspended and first reading of the titles of Senate bills on the uncontested calendar and regular calendars pages 47 through 53 be dispensed with? All in favor of the motion will. Are the senators ready vote? Have all of the senators vote the? Do any senators desire to change their votes? 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 cou.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I now move that all of the bills be passed bye for the day,
[Unknown]
I the question is shall the Senate bills on the uncontested and regular calendars now on sec reading go bye for the day. All in favor, signify by saying. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The bills will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
Page 54. Regular calendar. Senate joint resolution on third reading. 290 proposing an amendment to section 6 of article 2 of the constitution relatology apportionment criteria for electoral districts
[Unknown]
The Senator from northern Fairfax County, Senator howe
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President at I move that the resolution pass and speaking to it
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor
[Unknown]
Thank you. For the last several months the Senator from Fauquier and I have been working with one Virginia 2021 on this constitutional amendment. What is does is to make -- clarify really in the constitution what compact and contiguous means and also makes two specific changes. One is that it says that the districts must be drawn using existing political boundaries and voting precinct lines to the extent maximum extent possible. And it also says that no district can be drawn for the purpose of favoring or disfavoring any political party, incumbent legislator, member of congress or other individual or entity. As I 'm sure everyone knows, most of the citizens of Virginia and, indeed, the united states now believe that gerrymandering is destructive of our democracy and eliminates competition in elections, increases voter apathy and leads to polarization and gridlock. This constitutional amendment aims to correct that.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Roanoke County, Senator Suetterlein
David Suetterlein
Yes, Mr. President. I would ask if the Senator from northern Fairfax would yield for a few questions?
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for a question
David Suetterlein
Yes, Mr. President, I yield
[Unknown]
I would ask the Senator from northern Fairfax who is the chair person of the elections committee when the last redistricting plan was passed for the Senate ?
[Unknown]
The Senator from northern Fairfax County
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I was. And so no one knows better than me how we need to improve on this system we have got.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke County .
[Unknown]
Under the current constitution, it says every electoral district shall be posed of contiguous and give us representation a in proportion to the population of the district. And just looking at the 19th Senate district which I have the opportunity to serve, I have all of the city of Salem, all of the county of Floyd. I also represent portions of Bedford County, Carroll County, Franklin County, Montgomery County, Roanoke County, and width county. Further I get the great honor of representing portions but not the entirety of the towns. Towns in southwest Virginia that aren't quite as big. But portions of hillsville, withville, christiansburg and rocky mount. I would ask the Senator from northern Fairfax are the current parameters that we operate under, do they meet the current compactment of the constitution?
[Unknown]
The Senator from northern Fairfax County ?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I'm sure that the Senator truly loves each and every one of his constituents in whatever political jurisdiction there are. I do believe that it was constitutional, but we do need to improve the system we have got
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Do you have an additional
[Unknown]
I do question?
[Unknown]
Hold on. Senator. Do you yield for an additional --
[Unknown]
I do
[Unknown]
She yields, Senator
[Unknown]
So I worry that if the current ones are compact, and I invite any one to visit the 19th district and see how compact it is, a lot of you know that Bedford is adjacent to Roanoke County. I represent the fartherrest part of Bedford away. I get to drive through a lot of Senator Newman 's district in between. I worry that is not constitutional and worry if this would make it constitutional. Further this provides no electoral district shall be drawn for the purpose of favoring or disfavor any political party, incumbent elector or member of the congress or individual entity. As I looked at the lines and I recalled that when the press announcement was made about the lines we were told that one Senator from Virginia beach was drawn out of the district but turned out that he had moved. But it seemed like that was one of the selling points of the plan. And it was also pointed out that my predecessor from Roanoke County or Bedford or Salem where he kept moving because of the lines. His home
[Unknown]
Nor
[Unknown]
I have a question
[Unknown]
Please get to your question. [please stand by]
[Unknown]
Folks telling us this is compact, and telling us that counties that have never been in the history of the commonwealth and legislative districts together before know it makes sense they go million people to Loudoun, that makes sense. So we can pretend all we want that this is actually going to fix something which we are told needs to be fixed because of what was done in 2011. Maybe we ought to do something about that. Together, Fairfax, over 2 this is something we will tell folks we did, and it won't change a single thing. I know what's going to happen to this bill today. I also know what will happen to it next week. That concludes my thoughts on it, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Senior Senator from Fairfax County, Senator Saslaw .
Dick Saslaw
Mr. President, in the 2011 district the lawyer that was advising us when we drew those districts headed the voting rights division of the justice department for more than a decade. They have a scoring system of which measures whether the districts are within their scoring system compact and contiguous. All 40 districts met that scoring system. But we'll find out, because former member of the House of delegates filed -- and candidate for governor and attorney general filed a lawsuit, I think, down in Williamsburg, Newport News, that area down there, claiming that the districts weren't compact and contiguous, so we will find out ultimately about the decision in that lawsuit. But I would tell you that Senator Suetterlein, that those districts met the scoring system of the justice department for compact and contiguous. As far as the district in Arlington that went out into Loudoun County, I would remind you that eight senators because of the way it is, you can't fashion when, as an example, Alexandria has 140,000 people in a district, there's 200,000, you can't perfectly draw things so every county matches up with the population of a Senate district. Doesn't work that way. So but those districts did meet the requirement by the justice department. You know, like I said, we are going to find out a lot when the judge down there makes that decision, and whether or not it's appealed or not.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the resolution.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would just like to make a few very basic observations about what this resolution does. There have been many, many, many people, you heard them on the Senate floor and year after year, who have come to this body with recommendations about what we might do to take steps towards redistricting reform. And there are as many states as there are, there are many varieties of how states approach that process. Fundamentally I think what the commonwealth of Virginia should be doing is making a statement that we will adhere to a set of criteria that will make the process fair, and that will result in districts that are drawn to that criteria, and the criteria that's been recognized and adopted, repeated by the courts is compact and contiguous and communities of common interest. So with every redistricting process, the last one we were -- many of us were a part of that process -- following that redistricting, how many times did you hear from a local registrar, a local representative, local government that, you know, I can't believe this was done this way, or this street was omitted, or my district was cut seven ways. And, yes, it is true that the men and women of the general assembly do the best job they can under the circumstances, but I would argue that, to that end, sometimes those circumstances are less than ideal, and our voters get really upset about it. And I hear about this a lot. And most people think, oh, redistricting reform? Who cares. It actually matters. And it matters when you represent a district that's been carved up, you know, six or severn ways. So -- seven ways. I would argue that while many people have suggested that it is better that the criteria go into the code, I am convinced that it is actually a good thing to put it into the constitution. So I don't think that this is some kind of, you know, seismic shift that is going to, you know, upset the entire system in a way that makes everybody very concerned. I think that this criteria, this is not some of the other bills that people are concerned about, this is criteria. I just wanted to make that point very clear to the member of the body and urge you to vote for the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Loudoun County, Senator Black .
Dick Black
Thank you, Mr. President. First of all, I speak to the I share the skepticism of the measure. Gentleman from Roanoke County. There was reference made to the district of the gentlelady from Arlington who certainly had no part in drafting the lines. However, her district is something that we refer to over in my area as the dick Black memorial district. And this is because while the gentle lady's district is essentially in Arlington County district, with I believe 26 precincts over there, there was a finger that poked its way along the potomac river over into the neighborhood occupied by the senior Senator from Loudoun County, and this is why we call it the dick Black memorial district. Because clearly I was not going to be competitive running for office in Arlington County. Say it is not so. Say it is not so. [ laughter ] but we to this day, we get a lot of humor out of that particular district because unbeknownst to everyone else, I had moved, and was in a different location, so it didn't matter, anyway. But now everyone in Loudoun County is stuck being a part of Arlington County -- or at least my neighborhood, just my neighborhood. So they appreciate that. But anyway, I just wanted to clarify that, and to share the skepticism of the gentleman from Roanoke County regarding trying to perfect this process.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Thank you. The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I just want to note that I love every one of my constituents, even those in the northeastern tip of Loudoun County. And I don't believe they think they are being stuck. So just for the record, I do visit Loudoun quite a bit. Thank you, Mr. President.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall sjr pass. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 31, no's 9
[Unknown]
Ayes 31, no's 9, the resolution passes.
[Unknown]
Senator joint resolution 295. Proposing an amendment to the constitution of Virginia by adding an article 4, section numbered 19, relating to legislative review of administrative rules. Committee substitute adopted by the Senate .
[Unknown]
Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I was very eager to move the passage of this bill, but I have had a member of the body request that that please go by for the day. So I am going to make that request.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Without objection, sjr 295 will go by for the day.
[Unknown]
Senate joint resolution 331, proposing an amendment to section 6 article 10 of the constitution of Virginia relating to property tax, exemption for flooding remeal -- remediation ush a baltment and resiliency.
[Unknown]
Senator from Accomack County, Senator Lewis .
Lynwood Lewis
Mr. President, sjr 331 a proposed amendment which would give the local its the option -- localities the option at their discretion to provide real estate tax relief for those citizens and owners of improved real property who choose to voluntarily undertake measures to remediate, abate or provide for the resiliency of their property. Again, this is voluntary to the locality. It is a recommendation of the recurrent flooding committee. Move the bill be passed.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall sjr 331 pass. Opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Lynwood Lewis
Ayes 38 sfshgs no's 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, no's 2, the resolution is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. President?
[Unknown]
Senator from eastern Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Return to Page 21 of the calendar.
[Unknown]
Senator, if we could come back, let's finish calendar, then I will come back to that, if that's okay.
[Unknown]
No problem.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, Senate joint resolutions on second reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I would respectfully move that all of the Senate joint resolutions on the second reading on the uncontested calendar, which would include all resolutions on pages 55 through 57, including Senate joint resolution 251 through Senate joint resolution 340 be advanced to their gross -- engrossment and third reading in the block after the adoption of any amendments. Any Senator who desires to remove a resolution from the block should please do so after the clerk has read the number of that resolution.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall all Senate joint resolutions on second reading on the uncontested calendar, pages 55 through 57, sjr 251 through sjr 340, be grossed and -- engrossed and passed to third reading after the adoption of the amendments threat, does any -- there to, does any Senator desire to remove a resolution from the block shall do so after the clerk has read the number of resolution. All in favor of the motion aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it. The motion is agreed to.
Tommy Norment
Senate joint resolution 251, reported from committee on rules. Senate joint resolution 268. Reported from the committee on rules. Senate joint resolution 278, reported from the committee on rules. Senate joint resolution 279, reported from the committee on rules with amendments.
[Unknown]
Senior Senator from Bath County, Senator dietz.
[Unknown]
Move adoption of the amendment.
[Unknown]
Shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it, amendments agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senator joint resolution 282, reported from committee on rules. Senate joint resolution 284. Reported from the committee on finance. Senate joint resolution 285, reported from committee on rules with amendments.
[Unknown]
Senator from grace county, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I move the committee a -- amendment.
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it. The committee a amendment is agreed to.
Bill Carrico
Senate joint resolution 298, reported from committee on rules. Senate joint resolution 340, reported from the committee op rules, with amendments.
[Unknown]
Senator from Lynchburg, Senator peak.
Mark Peake
I move the committee amendments be approved.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it. Committee amendments are agreed to.
Mark Peake
Mr. President?
[Unknown]
Senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black .
Dick Black
Could we take Senate joint resolution 298 by for the day? I withdraw you -- that motion.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate joint resolutions be engrossed and advanced to third reading. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. The joint resolutions are engrossed and advanced to third reading.
Dick Black
Resolution on second reading. Senate joint resolution 223, proposing amendments to section 1 of article 2 and section 12, article 5 of the constitution of Virginia, relating to qualifications of voters and executive clemency. The floor substitute has been adopted by the Senate, and there are two floor amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully request that we waive the reading of the two floor amendments.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Question is, shall the reading of the floor amendments be waived. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it. The reading of the floor amendments is waived. The Senator from James city county.
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, I now move that the floor amendments be adopted. And speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen, the two floor amendments are consistent with the discussion that we had on the floor on Friday that they delete the reference to voter fraud. It certainly occurred to me that voter fraud perhaps has not been pervasive from a felony standpoint. Also, it would be consistent with my discussions with other members of the Senate, so I respectfully ask that the amendment deleting voter fraud from that bill be adopted.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the floor amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. The floor amendments are agreed to. Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. I would now ask that the resolution be engrossed and thanks -- advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
The question is, shall the resolution be engrossed and advanced to third reading. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. It is engrossed and passed to third reading.
[Unknown]
Senate joint resolution 231, proposing a easement to sebs 6, article 2 of the institution of Virginia, relating to apportionment, Virginia redistricting dmigs, criteria for legislative and congressional districts, reported from the committee on privileges and elections, with a substitute, and there is a floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank u Mr. President. First move that we adopt the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Question is, shall the committee substitute be to. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. The committee substitute agreed to. Senator from Augusta .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask that we waive the reading of the floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Question is shall the reading of the floor amendment waived. As many as favor that motion opposed no. Say aye. Ayes have it. The reading of the floor amendment is waived. Senator from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, this resolution would establish a commission for redistricting, something that's been talked about for years, and I 'm hoping we will get a serious push behind that this year. What this floor amendment does, there had been some concern that there May be -- might not be able to achieve a majority vote in electing their chairperson, and so the legislation that came out of p and e would have designated the authority of the chief justice to make that determination. After reviewing the legislation, there are seven members proposed to be on this commission, and with seven members, Mr. President, I would say that they should be able to select one without the intervening of someone outside of that commission. Further, the chief justice didn't want to do it. So I would hope that we would adopt this floor amendment. Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the floor amendment be agreed to. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. Amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Augusta. Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the resolution be engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Question is shall the resolution be engrossed and advanced to third reading. All in favor of the motion say aye. Those opposed no. Ayes have it. The resolution is engrossed and advanced to third reading.
Emmett Hanger
Senate joint resolution 300, confirming various appointments by the Senate committee on rules. Reported from the committee on rules.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move that the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading. Speaking to that, this is a resolution that appoints members to the tobacco commission.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the resolution be engrossed and advanced to third reading. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. Resolution is engrossed and advanced to third reading.
Steve Newman
Uncontested calendar, Senator resolution on second reading -- Senate resolution 105. Confirming a nomination to the Senate ethics advisory panel.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover ,
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the Senator McDougle. Resolution be engrossed and advanced to third reading.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the resolution be engrossed and advanced to third reading. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it. The resolution is engrossed and advanced to third reading. If we could return to Page 21, Senate bill 1234, which went by for the day. There's an amendment the Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Thank you. Having voted on the prevailing side on the moeths by which we took to go by for the day, I ask you to reconsider the motion.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which Senate bill 1234 went by for the day be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion record their votes aye. Those opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? Captioning provided by caption associates, llc captionassociates.Com the clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 40, no's zero. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County .
Scott Surovell
Thank you, Mr. President. Having voted on the prevailing side by which we engrossed and advanced Senate bill 1234 to its third read being, I would move that we reconsider that vote.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the vote by which Senate bill 1234 was engrossed and advanced to third reading be reconsidered. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero. Motion is agreed to. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would move that we waive reading. Floor amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Question is, shall the reading of the floor amendment waived. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it. The reading of the floor amendment is waived. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Would I move that the floor amendment, speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, this floor amendment that you have in front of you, if you look at the bill on the calendar, you will see that the Senator from Hanover -- I mean the Senator from Henrico 's bill, my bill was rolled into hers. There is a sentence in my bill that didn't make it into hers. We have run this sentence through the paces while we were here on the floor. Everybody is okay with it. This just adds another enactment clause which makes it clear that the community colleges have to work together to develop lists that clearly tell transfer students what courses will -- they will get credit for if they transfer. Would I ask the body to adopt the amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the floor amendment be agreed to. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. The floor amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to move that we now take the completed bill, 1234, and engross it and advance it to third reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you. The bill is shall the bill be engrossed and advanced to third reading. All in favor of the motion say opposed no. Aye. The ayes have it. The bill is engrossed and advanced to third reading. Senator from Henrico ?
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that we suspend the rules and dispense with the third constitutional reading.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the rules be suspended and the third constitutional reading be dispensed with. As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Are all the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Motion is agreed to. The Senator from Henrico .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I 0 move that the bill pass. Speak to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
This bill, as previously mentioned basically creates a universal understanding of what credits will be accepted at four-year universities, and if a course is labelled a passport credit at a community college, the student knows that that will count for that general education credit, and they will not have to retake an english when they go to a four-year university because that english is not accepted by that four-year university. It's a way to create some easy transitions for our students in our decentral ayed and much beloved higher education process. Thank you, Mr. President.
Bill Howell
The question is, shall Senate bill 1234 pass. All in favor of the motion record their votes aye. Those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Mr. President?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds .
Creigh Deeds
Returning to Page 28, having voted on the prevailing side by which we passed Senate bill 1493 by for the day, I move that we reconsider that
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which Senate bill 1493 went by for the day be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion record their votes aye, opposed no. Vote? Vote. Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Creigh Deeds
Ayes 40; no's zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero. The motion is agreed to. The senior Senator from Richmond, Senator McClellan
[Unknown]
Thank you. Parliamentary inquiry.
[Unknown]
Yes, ma'am.
[Unknown]
Do I recall correctly that we have adopted the substitute and this is now on third reading?
[Unknown]
That is correct, yes, ma'am.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that Senate bill 1493 pass, and speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Senate bill 1493 would establish capacity for virginians for k-12 teachers of computer science to be trained and given professional development in computer science by allowing a public-private partnership between the northern Virginia community college and a non-profit organization. And I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1493 pass --
[Unknown]
Mr. President?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax
[Unknown]
Would the gentle lady yield city. For a question?
[Unknown]
Would the junior Senator from Richmond city yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Yes.
[Unknown]
She yields.
[Unknown]
I ask the gentle liedy, is this her -- lady, is this her first piece of legislation on the floor of this body?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would answer the gentleman it is my first piece of legislation as a Senator. But I have had other pieces of legislation pass when I was in the other body.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Further question, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Does the Senator kweeld -- yield for an additional question?
[Unknown]
I do.
[Unknown]
Heard the gentle lady mention northern Virginia community college. Is she aware there's a terrible problem with students there parking in residential neighborhoods next to northern Virginia community college.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator ?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would say I was not aware of that, but it doesn't surprise me.
[Unknown]
Further question, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
She yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
Does this bill in any way intensify the traffic on wickville chapel road going past northern Virginia community college.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, would I say it does not, because the bill does not require that any of the training be done at northern Virginia community college. The training will be done in the localities where the k-12 teachers are.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city?
[Unknown]
Final question, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for a final question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
She yields.
[Unknown]
Can the gentle lady give me the nickname for the sporting teams that represent the northern Virginia community college.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator ?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I am afraid I can't.
[Unknown]
Thank you, gentle lady.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The junior Senator from Loudoun County, Senator Wexton .
[Unknown]
Would the patron yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
She yields.
[Unknown]
I would inquire of the patron whether she is aware that with some of the changes that we've had in this chamber, some folks have decided to change their formal salutation. Is she aware of that?
[Unknown]
The junior Senator .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I am aware of that.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Loudoun .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would inquire if the patron would yield for another question.
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
She yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would inquire of the patron whether she might be willing to change her formal salutation from the junior Senator from Richmond city to the junior jennifer of the chamber. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
The junior jennifer?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, if it is the will of the Senate to do that, then I would be happy to, since it is my understanding that I am the younger of the two jennifers. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I better quick while I am not too far behind.
Bill Howell
The question is, shall Senate bill 1493 pass. All in favor of the motion record their votes aye. Those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, no's 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 3 the, no's 1, the bill passes. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
Mr. President?
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds .
Creigh Deeds
I yield to the junior Senator from Bath County. [ laughter ] Mr. President, turning to Page 29, having vote the on prevailing side by which we passed by for the day, Senate bill 1494, I move that we reconsider that vote.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by way Senate bill 1494 went by for the day be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion record their votes aye. Opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Creigh Deeds
Ayes 40, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero. The motion is agreed to. The junior Senator from Richmond city, Senator McClellan .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass, and speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Sorry for the demotion. Thank you, Mr. President. Senate bill 1494 would establish a legal framework to allow a pnc broker to, which allows prearranged rides with a tnc company or allow someone to request a specific driver with a tnc company. This was brought about because there was a company founded her -- here in Virginia called users that is not, nor does it want to be a tnc, but it does act for tnc sort of like open table does for restaurants by allowing an individual to make an appointment, pre-arranged for a ride, rather than having to go on demand. And I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall Senate bill 1494 pass. All in favor of the motion record their votes aye. Opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero. The bill passes. The Senator from James city county, are you still with us?
[Unknown]
Barely, sir. Inquiry of the clerk. Does that complete today's calendar, including all the built we passed by for the day, sir?
[Unknown]
I certainly hope so.
[Unknown]
Is there any other business to come before the Senate ? The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Actually, there is, Mr. President. There were two Senate been distributed on the desk. Resolutions that I believe had I would respectfully ask that we take Senate resolution number 132 up for immediate consideration, sir.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended, and Senate resolution is is -- 132 be taken for immediate consideration. All in favor of the motion record their votes aye. Opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 40, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero. The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The clerk will please read the title.
[Unknown]
Senate resolution number 132, commending Floyd d. Gotwald, jr.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully ask that the resolution be agreed to, and speaking to that ever so briefly.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I am asking that this resolution and the accompanying one be taken up for immediate consideration regarding a center aisle presentation that will be taking place, I believe, tomorrow.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of agreeing to the resolution will say aye. Those opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. Now as to Senate resolution 133, which has been distributed on the senators' desk, I would ask that the rules of the Senate be suspended, and that the committee on rules be discharged, and that the resolution be taken up for immediate consideration.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended, and Senate resolution 133 be taken up for immediate consideration. All in favor of the motion record their votes aye. Opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 40, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero. The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The clerk will please read the title. >>
[Unknown]
Senate resolution number 1 23u, commending ruth c. Gotwald.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would ask that this resolution, 133, be agreed to, and there will be a center aisle presentation on that as well.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. Is there any other business to come before the Senate ? The clerk will please report any announcements on the did he being.
[Unknown]
-- desk.
[Unknown]
Today, Monday, February 6, 2017, the committee on commerce and labor will not meet today. Commerce and labor will not meet. Committee on general laws and technology will meet 4 a minutes after adjournment -- 45 minutes after adjournment in Senate room a. Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7th, the committee on finance will meet at 9:00 a.M., Senate room b.
[Unknown]
The republican caucus will meet one-half hour before session in Senate room 2. The democratic caucus will meet one-half hour before session in Senate room 1.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The is a -- Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I move that the Senate do now adjourn until 10:00 a.M. Tomorrow.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the Senate stand adjourned until 10:00 a.M. Tomorrow. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.M. Tomorrow. Until 10:00 a.M. Tomorrow.