02/13/2017 Senate Proceedings

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Index

HB1468—00:17:41
HB1534—00:00:58
HB1536—00:00:59
HB1538—00:00:40
HB1536—00:00:18
HB1578—00:02:30
HB1575—00:00:40
HB1578—00:00:48
HB1699—00:01:16
HB1721—00:01:24
HB1521—00:00:19
HB1852—00:00:55
HB1791—00:01:52
HB1924—00:00:52
HB2201—00:01:10
HB2257—00:00:55
HB2264—00:00:36
HB2317—00:01:13
HB2431—00:06:13
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:02
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—03:13
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:17
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:17
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—03:41
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:28
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:17
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:02
Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)—00:00
Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—02:33
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:06
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:02
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:32
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:03
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—01:04
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—03:07
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—01:15
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—03:52
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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend Rameen M. Jackson, First Baptist
Church Logan Park, Norfolk, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Lewis dispensed with reading of Journal (40?Y
0?N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10210): reading waived (40?Y 0?N)

The House of Delegates has passed with amendments the following
Senate bills: SB 856, 953, 1127, 1193

The House of Delegates has passed with substitutes the following
Senate bills: SB 899, 907, 1001

The House of Delegates has rejected the amendment proposed by the
Senate to the following House bill: HB 1874

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint
resolutions: HJ 857, 860, 861, 862, 863, 864, 866, 867, 868, 869, 870, 871,
872, 873, 874, 875, 876, 877, 878, 879, 880, 881, 882, 883, 884, 885, 886, 887,
888, 889, 890, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 896, 897, 898, 899, 900, 901, 902, 903,
904, 905, 906, 910

The House of Delegates has passed the following Senate bills: SB
839, 909, 910, 911, 948, 976, 988, 994, 999, 1003, 1026, 1040, 1042, 1144,
1175, 1182, 1237, 1270, 1289, 1448, 1463, 1469, 1483, 1583

The House of Delegates has agreed to the amendments proposed by the
Senate to the following House bills: HB 1647, 1931, 2308

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitute proposed by the
Senate to the following House bill: HB 1404

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following Senate joint
resolutions: SJ 315, 323, 338, 343, 344, 345, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352,
353, 354, 355, 356, 369

Senate bills with House amendments and substitutes placed on
Calendar

House joint resolutions laid on Clerks Desk: see February 14
Senate Calendar

BILLS REPORTED

From Courts of Justice: HB 1411, 1485S rereferred to Finance, 1487
rereferred to Finance, 1525, 1616S rereferred to Finance, 1622, 1815S
rereferred to Finance, 1851S, 1855S, 1856S rereferred to Finance, 2035, 2051S,
2064A, 2127, 2184, 2231, 2238 rereferred to Finance, 2240A, 2288 rereferred to
Finance, 2338A, 2386A, 2410S rereferred to Finance, 2424, 2462, 2467A, 2473
rereferred to Finance

BILL REREFERRED

From Courts of Justice: HB 2000 rereferred to Local Government

SJ 397, 398 and 399 - offered by Senator Mason

SJ 400, 401, 402, 403 and 404 - offered by Senator Petersen 

SJ 405 - offered by Senator Edwards

SJ 406 - offered by Senator Norment

SR 145 - offered by Senator Mason

Joint resolutions laid on Clerks Desk under Senate Rules 11(b),
(26)g and HJR 555: see February 14 Senate Calendar

CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - HOUSE

HB1477 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (39-Y 0-N)

HB1520 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (39-Y 0-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB1405 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1426 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1453 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1466 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1474 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1483 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1484 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1494 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1497 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1504 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1512 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1541 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1548 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1551 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1552 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1559 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1567 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1569 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1592 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1610 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1615 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1625 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1642 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1675 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1688 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1705 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1728 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1732 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1741 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1747 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1748 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1750 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1751 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1761 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1763 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1767 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1770 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1777 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1785 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1798 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1799 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1840 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1846 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1878 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1885 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1888 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1911 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2014 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2019 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2032 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2040 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2046 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2072 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2075 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2084 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2140 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2141 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2153 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2163 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2164 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2165 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2167 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice vote),
Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2172 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2183 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2214 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2241 - Read third time, Carrico floor amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2276 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2277 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2282 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2287 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2290 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2301 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2325 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2328 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2329 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2355 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2369 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2432 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2457 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1604 - Out of block, Passed by for day

HB2024 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Out of block, Passed by for day

HB2324 - Out of block, Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB1440 - Read third time, Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)

HB1468 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)

HB1534 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (34-Y 6-N)

HB1536 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N)

HB1578 - Read third time, Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)

HB1699 - Read third time, Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N)

HB1721 - Passed by for day

HB1746 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)

HB1791 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (22-Y 17-N), Reconsideration of Senate passage
agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N), Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)

HB1852 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N)

HB1903 - Read third time, Passed Senate (34-Y 6-N)

HB1924 - Read third time, Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)

HB1951 - Read third time, Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)

HB2201 - Read third time, Passed Senate (32-Y 7-N), Reconsideration
of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N), Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)

HB2257 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)

HB2264 - Passed by for day

HB2317 - Read third time, Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)

HB2431 - Read third time, Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N), Reconsideration
of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N), Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

HB1451 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1472 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1651 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1694 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1716 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1736 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1744 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1780 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1784 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1786 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1795 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1801 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1854 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1922 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1932 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1942 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1945 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2029 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2078 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2161 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2162 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2215 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2216 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2279 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2433 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

HB1568 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1718 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1727 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1743 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1842 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1926 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1987 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2002 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2156 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2185 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2418 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON SECOND READING

HJ 548 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 573 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 610 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 612 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 617 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 640 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 649 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 656 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 744 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 745 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 750 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 762 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 765 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 766 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 767 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 780 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 783 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 784 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 793 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

HJ 823 - Rules suspended, reading waived block vote (39-Y 0-N),
Passed by for day

SJ 393 - Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration
(39-Y 0-N), Agreed to by Senate (voice vote)

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned at 1:32 p.m. to
convene Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 12 m. 

 

Transcript

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

[Unknown]
The Senate will come to order. The senators will please take their seats. Those persons not entitled to the privileges of the floor will kindly retire to the gallery. The senators and all in attendance will stand and be led in prayer by the Reverend rameen m. Jackson, first baptist church logan park, Norfolk .
[Unknown]
Reverend jackson, welcome.
[Unknown]
Let us pray. Almighty God we gather this day as your people who you have not only created but have chosen and equipped to seven the purpose and pa -- to serve with purpose and passion to meet the needs of all humanity. We pause to invoke your presence of unity, of love, Peace, collaboration, and to embrace diverse ideologies as this political Senate body convenes. We pray, o, lord, that you will not only bless this session but we ask continued pleasings upon our president donald trump and all those in his cabinet now called to duty to serve the citizens of our country. Finally, we thank you for this diverse group of leaders who are faithfully committed to the work at hand for all citizens of Virginia. We ask your blessings upon our state, our country, and all of its leaders in the name of the lord we pray, amen.
[Unknown]
Amen.
Bill Howell
The clerk will call the roll, all those present will please vote aye. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
You have a quorum, Mr. President. Senate journal for Friday, February 10, 2017.
Bill Howell
The Senator from Accomack County moves that the reading of the journal be waived. All in favor of the motion will. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The reading of the journal is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the House of delegates. Senator Norment you have the floor.
[Unknown]
That happens to the best of us, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
I move that we waive the reading of any communications received from the House of delegates, House of representatives or any related body.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the communications from the House of delegates be waived. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The reading of the communication is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
The time has come to welcome visitors to the gallery and take up other matters of the morning hour. The Senator from Grayson, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for an announcement.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill Carrico
I would invite my fellow members to stop by in the lobby at the general assembly building today or throughout the week from the 13th to the 17th from 8:00 to to see the dmv exhibits in the general assembly building. A mobile dmv connect team is there. They will all be greeting you with a smile and you can renow all of your vehicle registrations, apply for disabled parking placards and apply for veteran I .D. Cards. Dmv will have agency exhibits on the floor for the general assembly building throughout the week. Dmv connect teams will be there, of course dmv expanded their portfolio to produce and offer items including tsa precheck and the transportation work for identification credits, credentials. As you know, dmv has a partnership with other state agencies and that dmv gives customers access to vital records including birth, death, marriage and divorce cert cals. Easy pass transponders, hunting and fishing licenses and more. I hope that everyone in the body will take the time to go by and visit with them and see what they offer. And if you need your license updated and afraid you are not going to get home this weekend because they are not, then they are right there to update those license and offer any certificates that you need through other agencies. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Accomack County, Senator Lewis .
Lynwood Lewis
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for two introductions.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Lynwood Lewis
First to the pastor who gave us the wonderful opening prayer this morning. Reverend jackson serves his community through the involvement with the civic leg and safe partners network on the tidewater peninsula baptisting extive board. Rev jackson as ministered all over the Virginia area and I would like to thank the pastor for being here and all he does for his church, his congregation and his community.
[Unknown]
Thank you Senator. Would Reverend jackson please rise. Thanks for making the trip from Norfolk. We appreciate you getting us off to a great start with this your message and hope you have an enjoyable afternoon and safe travels back to Norfolk. Please join me in welcoming Reverend jackson the warm welcome of the Senate. [applause]
[Unknown]
The Senator in Accomack .
[Unknown]
Also we have quentin hoglund and his mother visiting us from Richmond. Quinton reached out and requested to shadow us for the day to learn more what we do in Richmond. He is at the academy for discovery in lakewood. A leadership organization for young men. In his 7 season of lacrosse and this summer he will travel to costa rewith his span initial class. His mother is the director of population health data at the Virginia department of health and a volunteer with joe with js national. I hope we can give them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you. Would you please rice. Welcome to the Senate gallery and thank you for taking the trip up here. Dr. Hoglund thank you for the work you do for the commonwealth. Andfor quenton congratulations and your accomplishments. We wish you the best and I hope you will come back to visit us often. I would ask the members of the Senate to join me in offering Dr. Leslie hoglund and quenton the warm welcome of the Senate. Any other business for the morning hour. Those in the audience that perhaps haven't been introduced we welcome you as well. I ask the clerk to call the calendar.
Steve Newman
Senate calendar for Monday, February 13, 2017. Unfinished business, House .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator stewart.
[Unknown]
I move would that we insist on the Senate substitute and request a committee conference.
Bill Howell
The request he is shall the Senate insist on a substitute and request a committee of conference. All in favor of the motion will. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 49, no 0.
[Unknown]
The House has rejected the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
The no are from Stafford, Senate steward.
Bill Carrico
I would move that we insist on the substitute and request a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate insist on the Senate substitute and request a committee of conference. All in favor of the motion will. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, House bills on third reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I move that all of the House bills on the uncontested calendar on the third reading which would include all of the House bills on pages 20-29, House bill 1405 through House bill 2457 be placed on the final pass and in the block after the adoption of any amendments. Any Senator who desires to remove it from the block do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
The question is shall all of the bills on uncontested calendar, House bill 405 through House bill 2457 be placed upon the final passage in the block after the aoption of any amendments there it is to with the understanding any Senator requesting removal offal lock do so after the number of the bill is read. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The motion is agreed to. The bills are before us in the the clerk will please read the block. Numbers of the bills. House bill 1405 reported from the initiee on transportation. House bill 1426, report the from the committee on education and health. House bill 1453, reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 1466, reported from the committee for courts of justice. House bill 1474, reported from the committee on education and health with amendment.
Tommy Norment
The no are from Bedford, Senator Newman .
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the all in favor say aye. Committee amendment be agreed to those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
House bill 1483. House bill 1484. Reported with amendment.
[Unknown]
I move the amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the amc committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The amendment agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1494 reported from the committee on transportation. House bill 1497 reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 150 reported from the committee on transportation. House bill 1512 reported from the committee of education and health with amendment.
[Unknown]
The no are from Bedford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1541 reported from the commit committee on education and health. House bill is a 48 reported from the committee on education and health with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to.
Steve Newman
House bill 1551 reported from the committee on education and health. A 552. Reported from the county committee on education and health. 1559 reported from committee on transportation. House bill 155 reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 1569 reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 1592 reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 1604 reported from the committee for courts of justice. 1610 reported from the committee on education and health with amendments. Amendments.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendments be agree to the question is shall the committee committeeamendments be agreed tn favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The amendments are agreed to. House bill 1625 reported from the committee on education and health with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move that the amc be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is Hall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. Ayes have it, the committee amendment is agreed to.
Steve Newman
House bill 1642 reported from education and health. 1675 reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President I move that the substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to House bill 1688 reported from the schmidtee on education and health. House bill 05 reported from the committee on transportation. 1728 reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 1742 reported from the committee on transportation. House bill 1741.
[Unknown]
1747 reported with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford .
[Unknown]
I move that the amount be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1748 reported from the committee for courts of justice with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
Mark Obenshain
House bill 1750 reported from the commit ion education and health. House bill 1751 reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 1761, reported from the committee on transportation with amendment.
[Unknown]
The no sur from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 17 *6 3 reported with a amendment.
[Unknown]
Senator characteristic.
[Unknown]
I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Le shall the committee commie amendments be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to.
Steve Newman
House bill 1767 reported from the commit category three on education and health. House bill 1770 reported from the committee on education and health. 1777 reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 1785 reported from the committee on transportation. House bill 1798 reported from the committee on education and health with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move that the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1799, reported from the committee on education and health with amendment.
Steve Newman
The Senator from Bedford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President I move that the committee amendments be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is Hall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it.
[Unknown]
The amendment is agreed to 18146 reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 187 reported from the committee -- 1878 reported from the committee on transportation. 1885 reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 1888 reported from the committee on transportation with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Mr. President, I move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to.
Bill Carrico
House bill 1911 reported from the committee on education and health with amendment.
[Unknown]
The nor from Bedford .
[Unknown]
The question is shall the -- House bill2014. House bill 2019 reported from the committee on transportation with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
The request he is Hall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed.
Bill Carrico
House bill 2024 reported from the committee or courts of justice with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Obenshain .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, two motions. First I would move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee amendment be ayaed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. Mr. Rockingham.
[Unknown]
Can that come out of the block opened bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, 2024 l. Come out of the block and bye tore the day.
[Unknown]
House bill 2032 reported from the committee on transportation. House bill 40 reported from the committee and education and health with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Mr .
[Unknown]
Could the committee amendment be agreed to.
Mark Obenshain
Thank you, sir. The request he is shall the committee amendment be agreed to to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to.
Mark Obenshain
House bill 2072, recorded from the committee on education and health with amendment.
Mark Obenshain
I move that the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The request he is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 2075 reported from the committee on transportation. 2084 from courts of justice. House bill 21 ho. House bill 2141 reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 2153 reported from the committee and education and health. House bill 2163, reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to? All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no., the ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 2164 reported from the committee on education and House bill 2165, reported from health. The committee on education and House bill 2167, reported from health. The committee on education and health with amendment.
Scott Surovell
The Senator from Bedford ,
[Unknown]
I move that the committee from Newman. Amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendment is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 272 reported from -- 2172 reported from education and health. House bill 283 reported from the committee on education and health. 2214 reported from the committee on transportation. House bill 2241 reported from the committee and transportation and there atrament.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Mr. President, I move the floor amendment. Take it out of the block.
Mark Obenshain
If we could waive the reading.
Bill Carrico
Waive the reading.
Mark Obenshain
The question is shall the reading of the floor amendment be waived. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The reading of the floor amendment is waived. The Senator from Grayson County .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President I ask that we adopt the floor amendment and speaking to it.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, the floor amendment on line 50 strikes to establish to basically bring it into the same language as the bill that came from the Senate to the House and I would ask that we adopt that amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
Scott Surovell
Senator Ebbin, do you request to speak or just -- okay. No, all good. The question is shall the floor amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The floor amendment is agreed to.
Mark Obenshain
House bill 2276 reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute.
Mark Obenshain
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
Mark Obenshain
The request he is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
Steve Newman
House bill 2277 reported from the committee on education and health. House bill 2282 reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute.
Scott Surovell
Senator Newman .
Scott Surovell
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
Scott Surovell
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 2287 reported from the committee for courts of justice. 2290 reported from the committee on education and health with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford .
[Unknown]
I move that the committee amendment begayed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have is.
[Unknown]
House bill 2301 reported from the commit cree on education and health. House bill 2324 reported from the committee for courts of justice.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The no are from Alexander, Senator Ebbin .
[Unknown]
Could House bill 2324 come out of the block and go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection that will come out of the block and bye tore the day.
Mark Obenshain
House bill 2325 reported from the committee for courts of justice. House bill 2328 reported from the committee for courts of justice. House bill 2329 reported from the committee for-court of justice. House bill 2355 reported from the committee on education and health with amendments.
Mark Obenshain
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move that the committee be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendments did he agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee amendments are agreed to.
Steve Newman
2369 reported from the committee for courts of justice. House bill 2342 reported from the committee on education and health. 2457 reported from the committee on education and health with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President I move that the committee amendments be agreed to.
[Unknown]
All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The committee amendments are the ayes have it. Agreed to.
Steve Newman
The question is shall the bills pass in block?
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax .
[Unknown]
Return to Page 8. I would ask that House bill 6044 come out of the block and go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the House bills pass in block except for House bill 2024, 2324 and 1604. All in favor of the motion will. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bills in the block pass. Regular calendar House build 140. A vehicle relating to farm House vehicles. Reported from the committee on transportation.
[Unknown]
Senator Carrico .
[Unknown]
Thank could you, Mr. President. I move that the bill be passed. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Scott Surovell
Mr. President, this bill basically takes the fine first time for violating to a $250 fine and I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1440 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 5. The bill passes. House bill 1468. A bill relating to compliance with detains u.S. Immigration courts of justice.
[Unknown]
I move that the amendments be adopted.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed all in favor say aye. To. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The no are from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the bill pass and speaking to the bill. This bill is one that simply requires that local jails and other defense facilities if they have inmate who is the subject of a lawful detainer order from the u.S. Customs enforcement division that they can't release that inmate except pursue apartment to that order and that this he can't ignore it. It is a simple law and order bill and passed both chambers last year but for some reason was subject of a little gubernatorial action on the third floor. It would be my help that we get a little bipartisan support behind this measure this year and I would hope that we pass this bill.
[Unknown]
The question from the Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Would the gentleman yield for a yes.
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for a question?
Scott Surovell
I yield.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
It is my understanding the attorney general wrote a summary that said they weren't required to hold the folks if I .C.E. Took a long time to pick them up. There is problem with I .C.E. Not getting around to pick them up. And the taxpayers pay for holding these people while I .C.E. Takes the time. Curious if there was any -- why there was no fiscal impact held because it requires the sheriffs to hold people longer than we would other Wise hold them and therefore transfer the cost of detaining them to the taxpayers instead of the federal government who should be paying for this.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would suspect that the answer to that question lies in little discourse that the current attorney general and I had a few years ago in which he indicated that he was running for office to keep the politics out of the office. And I suspect that if he kept the politics out of the office it wouldn't cost the taxpayers to of Virginia .
[Unknown]
The Senator from ear Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Further question.
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for a further question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
Is there any data a is to how many people would be held as opposed to the bill versus how long they are being held right now without this legislation?
[Unknown]
The Senator from rock ham.
Dick Black
I would lake to think this they are complying with the law and not releasing these folks. If they are, there is a further
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for problem. Another question?
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield.
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
Eyeds.
[Unknown]
This time at a town Hall I had t. Hundred. The number one question was a bunch of people basically in fear because of the enforcement surge that has occurred over the last week. At least it is my impression that the federal government changed its policy and decided to start not only picking up folks from jail which has been going on for the last 10 years but they have been going out and seizing people. Seems there will be a whole lot more with detainers running around. I wasnd woulderring if -- I was wondering if there was any caution in committee how this might cause costs to explode. It is not clear that I .C.E. Has the ability to hold all of the people the president has asked this emto go and --
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
There is a lot of hyperbole being passed around. Some are fanning the flames. They know better than to perpetuate some of the false claims being made. Look, I didn't come into this as a big advocate for the current president. And I understand that there is organized opposition. I think that that is a political dispute and I guess that many on the political left have an interest in fanning those flames and I think it is frank playly y sad. I live in a community where we have a large immigrant population. It is hard in my community to find who is not touched by this issue. And by the issue of how are we going to deal with illegal immigration? And it is an issue that category we need todeal with, without fag flames of fear and put people in a position in which they are panicking. We need an orderly approach and I would suspect that a lot of the political discourse is undermining any effort that might take place to generate an orderly approach. And I can tell you, even in my own family, we are touched by it and it is an intensely personal issue for some who are being accused of being heartless hateful people and I think that that kind of rhetoric is destructive, undermines the ability to generate a productive dialog and it is just wrong.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County .
[Unknown]
Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I appreciate the gentleman's response and I was just reading this weekend about the population in Harrisonburg which ballooned since I went to college there and they have a diverse community there and a lot of different cultures represented which is different than when I went. I remember reading about this when the attorney general came out and talking to my local sheriff about if. You have a real problem with I .C.E. Not coming to pick folks up after they direct the local sheriff's to hold them and you had people waiting around in jail for one, two, three plus weeks while the local and state taxpayers funded the bill for the federal government not doing its job and placing orders on the local government. This will just increase as the federal government apparently increases and changes policy. There was talk this weekend about they weren't changing their policy. But there weren't federal agents roaming around the streets until Friday picking people up. In the town Hall meeting I went to expecting to talk about water quality or other bills you have talked with here. Instead a third of dominated by nonimmigrant families freaked out about the federal government terrorizing knee neighborhood and this legislation makes us pay for that. Normally it is not our side, it is the other side unhappy about the federal government inflicting things on us. I would hope the body would vote down this bill. I don't think we should aid and abet the federal government not doing its job. They should pay for it and get the job done.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Fairfax County, Senator Saslaw .
Dick Saslaw
Just briefly, Mr. President. Interesting the no are from senm Rockingham talked about fanin the flames the hatred. You might quant to address those remarks to 1600 pennsylvania avenue.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Senator Favola .
Dick Saslaw
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask the members to dae feet this measure. In large part because it will place a sigma over our neighborhoods. Especially our diverse neighborhoods. My understanding is an individual who May have a civil immigration status question could actually be subject to being held regardless of what their crime was simply because they show up on a simple immigration status sheet. And given just the confusion and the murkiness our federal whatever, federal executive orders, federal regulations, federal laws, federal tweets, whatever is going on at the federal level is extremely confusing in our neighborhoods and in our communities. More importantly, immigrants are going to be afraid to come forward and cooperate with police. At the end of the day, our local police can only keep neighborhoods safe if any have a good relationship with all of the residents whom they are pledged to serve, to protect. I think this is dangerous on many levels and I hope we defeat the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black .
Dick Black
Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen I rise to speak in favor of the measure. What we are talking about is people who are fudgetives who are wanted on -- fugitives who are wanted on federal detainers and we have the option of either simple.
[Unknown]
Releasing them into the community or following the legal procedures and turning them over to the authorities. We all have varying views on illegal immigration and sew lasn to the overall problem and so forth and I suspect that on both sides of the aisle they span a wide range of views and, however, I think we are -- where the american people tend to -- to coalesce is around the issue particularly of those who have committed criminal offenses and who are here illegally and I think there is a feeling that if you are here illegally and you commit crimes it is a somethingg ought to be done about it. I refer you back to the parents of the woman who was killed at san francisco's pier 14. And her -- the father, this is a lovely young lady, katie steinly, age 32. And her father says nobody is taking responsible, nothing has changed. San francisco still maintains its policy of impeding the execution of federal immigration law. And there a very human dimension to this. When we -- when we fail to execute federal immigration law on these detainers which at this point at least are focused on genuine criminal actors for the vast majority of cases, and just it just -- just the comment sort of brings it to life in the steinly case. It says officials said steinly was walking on pier 14 with her father on July 1 when she was shot dead. As she fell, she said help me, dad. And then she died. And ladies and gentlemen, we cannot continue ignoring the threat to american citizens posed by folks who are subject to detainer orders and who need to be arrested and who need to be dealt with by the federal system. And so I would urge you to support this measure which really is -- it is a rather modest measure. It just brings us into compliance with carrying out thl immigration law. Thank you.
Dick Black
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Mr. President, speaking against this bill.
[Unknown]
Go ahead. The Senator has the floor.
John Edwards
There was ever a politically charged antiimmigrant bill, this is it. We have seen throughout the country people erupting about what is happening with the -- at the federal level. In Roanoke we had a number of people coming to talk about the importance to the people of our valley. Immigrant is important this country and important to Virginia. What this bill does is a rampup of a form of hysteria against some immigrants who are undocumented and it tries to shift responsibility from the federal government to the local and state authorities. The bill is written in a haphazard ambiguous confusing I don't know how you would fashion. Enforce it but I won't even go into that. The problem with the bill is basically we know under the federal constitution the federal government has the exclusive sole authority over foreign policy and immigration exclusively. No state has any authority over that. And yet this bill attempts to say the if federal government is not doing its job let's shift the responsibility to the state and local municipalities. First of all, we don't have the resources. Second it is not our legal responsibility and third, it could cause other problems in law enforcement in our communities. Mr. President if the federal government would simple. Y come upwith the bucks, do its, enforce its own laws and most importantly have comprehensive immigration reform, so much of these issues could go away. Instead they are attacking it from the wrong way, Mr. President. I would hope we would see this bill for what it is and vote against this bill. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill Carrico
I hope everyone won't get confused here. I hear talk about community relations with illegal immigrants and the need that we have to build those relationships. We are talking about people incarcerate. People that have violated a law that are in jail and all this bill is doing is saying that they won't keep them in excess of dates and times prescribed by federal law. I hope you support the bill.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill pass. All in favor of the motion wille ir votes aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1534. A bill relating to public schools student discipline long-term suspension. Reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
Mark Obenshain
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Bedford ?
Steve Newman
Mr. President I move that House bill 1534 pass and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
This bill is identical now to the Senator from frank lip's bill as it related to -- Franklin 's bill as it related to those individuals that could no longer be expelled or suspend I apologize for over 60 days unless they met the requirements in 16.1. Mr. President, this does not apply as you will see in the bill that comes later that those that are through k-3. I would hope that we pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1534 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nays 6.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 6. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1536 a bill relating to public schools student discipline in precool through grade 3. Reported from the the committee on education and health with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator menuman.
Steve Newman
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to the question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The substitute is a I two heed to. The Senator from Bedford .
Steve Newman
I move that the bill pass and speaking to the motion.
Steve Newman
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President how as this bill stands with the substitute is is identical to the bill from the Senator from Franklin relating to the individuals in k-3. The changes from the substitute was to increase the numbers per day from five to 10 and reduce the number of years involved from five to three. I would hope we would pass the bill.
Bill Howell
The question is shall House bill 1536 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Hange do any senators desire to c the clerk will close the roll. Their vote?
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 7.
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 7. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1578. A bill relating to participation in public school interschoolafterric programs by students who receive home instruction. Reported from the committee on education and health.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator menuman.
[Unknown]
We have seen this bill a number of times before it has passed out of this body in the past and has been sent to the third floor where there was some concern about the bill. This bill is a bill that allows home schooled students the opportunity to be involved in interscholastic programs. As you notice from the bill last year, it does incorporate related to discipline rules which was added to the bill and also complying with other public school athletic rules and also the parental consent and physical examination that is required. The bill has an end date of July 1. 1, 2020. I would move that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Senator peterson.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I think it is worth reiterating a couple of opposition points and I do have home schooled children in my district and I 'm proud of it and their parents have made the choice that is what is best for that family. A couple of points that need to be -- we are reaching out to Virginia high school sports league and saying this is how your rules should be conducted. Doesn't matter what your members think or what has worked in the past. We are telling you how to do your business.
[Unknown]
Secondly, we worked hard to many could up and hopefully wilby the end with a virtual education cal hopefully within a division. We are trying to reach people halfway on some issues. Third, a reference saying nothing requires a school board to cooperate or have the policy. Once they change the policy every school division has to match up with it. Because nobody wants to compete with half a loaf. I am lucky I have some coaches in the audience from state winning championship teams. They will say everybody has to play by the same set of rules. Can't have one downstate and one in northern Virginia and one Hampton roads. Has to be a statewide policy. It can't be halfway. I played high school athletics. I know you had to have a certain gpa to play on Friday flights and comply with classroom conduct rules in order to play and I think those are good rules for our kids and that is what this is about. I hope we do not pass this bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1758 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Change change the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 18.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 18. The bill passes.
Mark Obenshain
House bill 1699 a bill o to establish a pilot project in the city of Danville. Reported from the committee for courts of justice. >> The Senator from Rockingham Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
I move that the bill pass and speaking to the bill. This bill applies only to the city of Danville and provides how cities collect on bills. A narrow bill in scope that provides that if the property that is assessed at less than $50,000. So only applies to small property transfers, the deed cannot be recorded unless the city director of finance certifies there are no unpaid liens for property taxes and fines or other charges that rank on parity are those liens.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1699 pass? All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 33, nos 7.
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, nos 7. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1721. A bill relating to the state board for community colleges reduce rate tuition and mandatory fee charges certain sty dents who are active -- students active daugherty duty n the armed forces of the united states.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move that the bill pass and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Steve Newman
This bill comes to us and it is a bill for community colleges that allows for a reduce the rate, not free for the members of the armed services that are active duty. We haded community colleges before us and the reason this bill did not go to finance it is believed that the rate that will be charged will still allow the community college to more than recuperate their costs but also give those defending our country a discount. I would hope that the bill would pass.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator peterson.
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for a question?
Bill Howell
Would the gentleman from Bedford yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Yield.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
I would ask if the active military member is on the g.I. Bill so the federal government is picking up the check for the tuition. Why are we giving the federal government a reduced rate that would other Wise be paid by our own students.
[Unknown]
I'm sure you understand the g.I. Bill better than I do. I can't answer when comes in and when it does not.
[Unknown]
Could that go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1721 will go bye for the day. House bill 1746. A bill relating to Virginia, relating to epinephrine; possession and administration by certain employees of public or private institutions of higher education. Reported from committee for courts of justice with substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the all in favor say aye. Substitute be agreed to. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Rockingham .
Mark Obenshain
I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill. This bill is a companion one carried by Senator Chafin earlier in the session that rolled out of this body it simply provides the the bill. Mr. President, membe oees tha ao those who cause, solicit, direct or produce a riot. Something we talked about earlier in the session. This has been actually amended from the version that we saw earlier in the session to delete the words or solicits in order to make it clear that this isn't a speech narrowly drafted to address persons who actually produce, direct, or incite a riot that involves force and violence and Mr. President with that I would move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1792 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 17.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 17. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1852. A bill relating to carrying concealed handguns; protective orders. Reported from the committee from courts of justice with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Rockingham .
Mark Obenshain
I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill. This bill is a House companion and it has actually been conformed to the bill that rolled out earlier this session carried by Senator Vogel dealing with persons who are projected under a protection order and circumstances under which they are permitted to carry concealed as opposed to carrying openly in order to protect themselves during that period of the protective order. It gives them a short period of time where they can carry concealed without having to go get the permit. It expires so that they will have an opportunity to get that permit if they wish to continue to carry concealed. However, this is intended to protect somebody in the early stages before they will be able to obtain that concealed carry permit.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Speaking to the measure.
Barbara Favola
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you,-mile-an-hour. Mr. President.I would ask that s vote no on this bill. We already have a victim who is a vulnerable and concerned, anxious and we will allow this person to bypass whatever requirements we might have for concealed permit one of those is training and to to go ahead and get the gun. We should base public policy on evidence-based research. Folks who advocate for the rights of women and spent many years evaluating domestic violence situations tell us it is not Wise to interject more firearms in a situation that is will are volatile. In fact, when a firearm exists in a situation of domestic violence, it is actually the woman who is five times more likely to die. So, for these reasons I think we should defeat the measure. And I will just say that for those of us who continue to be concerned and want to make improvements in the system, I would sure like to see the protective order process work better. If we can't make the protective order process work, this is not another -- this is not the best alternative. We have to find an alternative that works within the judicial system. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fauquier County, Senator Vogel .
Jill Holtzman Vogel
I would like to point out to the members of the body in this circumstance a victim can already open carry if they are lawfully allowed and in this case this would simply allow them in the window of time when they are most vulnerable to concealed carry. I think people overlook that piece of this and I think it is an important measure and I hope the members would pass the bill.
Bill Howell
All in favor of the motion w. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Jill Holtzman Vogel
Ayes 27, nos 13.
[Unknown]
Ayes 27, nos 13. The bill passes. The Senator from Accomack County. If having voted on the prevailing side. I move that we reconsider the vote.
[Unknown]
The request he is shall the vote by which House bill 1791 pass be reconsidered.
Bill Howell
All in favor of the motion w. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 140, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 0, nos 0. The motion agreed to. The not are from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Iting previously been explained, I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
The question is Hall House bill 1791 pass.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
Bill Howell
The gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
I apologize for not speaking earlier. I was discussing another issue. Please take a close look at this statute. This is making a class three felony anyone who directs or incites violence against a particular person. It has 20 do with what would be inflammatory rhetoric which we get a lot of in today's day and age. Long inform I was a member of this body, I was a teenager and did a lot of stupid things and said a lot of stupid things and some people never stop doing that. This will take statements made and move from a class five to class three penalty. That is up to 20 years. It goes down to bona fide personnel, emergency services medical personnel or anybody again, I 'm not excusing people else. That do or say stupid things. I got teenagers of my own and I was a young person. The bottom line is we are making a class three felony. Please take a closer look at this again. I understand the purpose of the bill and trying to protect the uniformed personnel and I understand all of the terrible, terrible acts committed against law enforcement last summer and I 'm not excusing that but I 'm saying the statute is a lot more open than that specific thank you. Situation.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, speaking to the bill very briefly. I would point out to the members, though, that this bill is much more narrow and it was earlier. It does not include solicitation and it actually requiresle person prosecuted to have directed or incited other persons who actually, who actually participate in riot to acts of force and violence against the named personnel. It is not enough for simply to talk about something. It has to actually -- there actual lu has to he be some act that requires --
Bill Howell
The question is shall House bill 1791 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 18.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 18. The bill passes. Somebody House bill 1903 relating to admissibility of business records criminal proceedings. Reported from the committee for courts of justice.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
I move the bill pass and speaking to the bill. This bill simply allows for business records to be admitted in criminal proceedings the same way they are in civil proceedings.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the bill pass. All in favor of the motion wille ir votes aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 45en nos 5.
[Unknown]
The bill passs.
[Unknown]
A bill to direct the board of education to establish guidelines to alternatives to suspension. Reported from the blight on committee oneducation and healt.
Tommy Norment
I move and speak to the mo ex-
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
We have been dealing with the discipline issues from the Senator from Franklin and others. This bill is a bill to establish guidelines for alternative programs for short-term and long-term suspensions and gives a couple of items they May want to look at in considering that. I would hope we would pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1924 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1951. A bill relating to citizen membership on the criminal justice services board and its committee on training. Reported from committee for courts of justice.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain. The bill pass.
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move that and Mr. President, I -- Mr. President, I speaking to the bill. This bill simply reorganizes the composition of the criminal justice services board and switches one of the organizations that -- which is one of the organizations that provides for membership.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1951 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 38, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 2201, a bill relating to driving on the right side of highways and special regulations applicable on highways laned for traffic;penalties. Reported from committee on proposition.
[Unknown]
Senator Carrico .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the passage of the bill and speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
This bill is dealing with failing to drive to the right of the highway. If you have driven down the interstate and wonder why the person won't get past when passing the vehicle and you are honking your horn and blinking your lights and they continue to stay in the lane. Right now if you receive a signal with a driver behind you with the flashing lights you are supposed to move to the right. As we all know, that fails to happen. This bill simply puts a $250 fine on those individuals that fail to move over and I would ask that we pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 2201 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 7.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 7. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 2257. A bill relating to high school family life education curricula; elements of effective and evidence-based programs on consent. Reported from committee on education and health with substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The substitute is agreed to. The no are from Bedford ?
Steve Newman
Mr. President as the bill is currently constructed it actually intertwines pretty well with a bill we sent out earlier this year from the junior Senator from rich Monday. This indicates we would have the opportunity in a May to teach evidence-based programs on the law and the meaning of consent and I would hope that we would pass the bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 2257 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Hange do any senators desire to c the clerk will close the roll. Their vote?
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 2264. A bill relating to the department of health; expenditure of funds related to abortions and family planning services. Reported from committee on education and health.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I yield to the Senator from Roanoke County .
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke County, Senator Suetterlein .
David Suetterlein
I move that the bill go bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, hillary hl 2264 will go bye for the day.
David Suetterlein
House bill 2217. Relating to harm reduction programs; public health emergency; dispensing and distributing needles and syringes. Reported from committee o education and health.
[Unknown]
Senator Newman .
[Unknown]
I move the bill and speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has floor.
[Unknown]
Establish a needle and syringe exchange program but only during declarations of public health emergency. Mr. President, as you know, we had an opioid problem in Virginia and there is such a declaration of emergency that is going on today. This would establish these operations in localities or regions that had comprehensive harm that occurred to the public health as a result that this program could assist. The program is intended to go after the hiv problem, the hepatitis problem and some of the other blood-born diseases. It will only be in at-risk areas so it will not be done statewide. Mr. President, the bill requires that the department of health submit to the governor and general assembly a progress report in October of 2018 and final evaluation in October of 209 and currently sunsets in 2020. I hope we would vote for the bill.
Bill Howell
The question is shall House bill 2317 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c their vote? Hange the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 2431. A bill relating to school property; retail fee-based electric vehicle charging stations. Reported from committee on education and health.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President I move that the bill pass and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Steve Newman
You May remember remember we allowed school boards to set up charging stations for electric vehicle. They have gone that and done to for their own use and it has been successful. This bill allows a local school board to operate a fee-based electrical charging system that can be used which any of those individuals in section b of the I would hope we would vote in bill. Favor of the bill.
Bill Howell
The question is shall House bill 2134 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes. The Senator from southern Fairfax County ?
[Unknown]
Mr. President having voted on the prevailing side by which we passed House bill 2201, I ask that the vote be reconsidered.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the vote by which House bill 2201 passed be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. Having previously explained the I move the passage. Bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 2201 pass. All in favor of the motion wills aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange the clerk will close the roll. Their vote?
Bill Carrico
Ayes 35, nos 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 5. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Black from having voted on the prevailing side by which we passed House bill 2431, I ask that we reconsider that vote.
Dick Black
The question is shall the vote by which House bill 2431 passed about reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
Dick Black
Ayes 140, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The no are from Bedford ?
[Unknown]
Mr. President, having previously been explained I would move that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall a bill to amend and reenact 2431 pass. All in favor of the motion wills ed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 1. The bill passes. [no audio] uncontested calendar House bills on second reading.
[Unknown]
The no are from James city county, Senator Norment .
[Unknown]
I move that all of the bills including all House bills on pages 36 through 47 including House bill 1451 through House bill 2418 that the rules of the Senate be suspended and the second constitutional reading of the titles be dispensed with.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the rules be suspended and the second reading on pages 36 through 47 House bill 1451 through 2418 be dispensed with. All in favor of the motion will. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The reading of the titles is dispensed with. The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
I would ask all of the bills be passed bye for the day.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the House bills on uncontested calendar and regular calendars on third reading go bye for the day. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The bills will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
House joint resolutions on second reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I move all of the House joint resolutions on the second reading on the uncontested calendar including all resolutions on pages 47 through 51 including House joint resolution 548 through House joint resolution 823, that the rules of the Senate be suspended and the second constitutional reading of the title of these resolutions be dispensed with.
Bill Howell
Thank you Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the second reading of the House joint resolutions on the uncontested calendar pages 47 through 5. Be waived. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c their vote? Hange the clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The reading of the titles is waived. The Senator from James city county.
[Unknown]
I now ask all of the resolutions be passed bye for the day, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the House joint resolutions on the uncontested calendar and regular calendars now on third reading go bye for the day. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The resolutions will go bye for the day. The junior Senator from rip ricd city, Senator McClellan .
Jennifer McClellan
I move that the rules be suspended and s.J.R. 393 be taken up for immediate consideration.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and s.J.R. 393 be taken up for immediate contribution. All in favor of the motion will. Are all the senators ready to v? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to c hange their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Jennifer McClellan
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The clerk will please read the title.
[Unknown]
Senate joint resolution number 393 commending the sixth mount zion baptist church.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator .
[Unknown]
I move that the resolution pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, the question is Hall the resolution be agreed to. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The resolution is agreed to. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, inquire of the clerk does that complete today's calendar.
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
Tommy Norment
Thank you, madam clerk. Is there any other business to come before the Senate ? The Senator from Roanoke County, Senator Suetterlein .
David Suetterlein
Thank you, Mr. President. Point of personal privilege.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
David Suetterlein
Thank you, Mr. President. On Friday, the Richmond times dispatch reported that governor mcauliffe said that rates payers are entitled to the lowest rate we can deliver them and he would sign legislation reversing Senate bill 1439. Mr. President, I wish that the governor had never sign s.B. 392014 and that he would have spoken up for the bill that I copatronned earlier session when the bill was still before the body before it was dispensed with,gy commend him for his new wiser position and I hope that he will continue to help us with it. Mr. President, we know that Virginia 's families and businesses are being overcharged by the commonwealth's two electric monopolies. At the dominion biannual review, staff determined the current rates were designed to produce excess profits of $310 million in 2015 and $299 million in 2016. Unfortunately, s.B. 1459 prohibits rate reviews around prevents families and businesses from receiving the refunds they are entitled to. At of the la review for appalachia power which serves people in my area it was agree by all parties including appalachia power that the base rates were tee scened to produce excess profits of $42 million annually and the state corporation staff estimated it was probably closer to $83 million and the attorney general's office estimated it was closer to $120 million. Earlier this year the Senate labor and commerce committee didn't like the bill that Senator peterson put forward and I strongly supported and it is too late for any of us to introduce legislation now but the governor through our wonderful constitution has the authority to send down legislation. And he says that he doesn't want to do that, Mr. President. He wouldn't like to send down legislation of his own. I have good news for him. He doesn't have to send down a new bill. If he wants to, I would happily carry it. Which I 'm not used to doing. He doesn't have to send down a bill. There is legislation already passed the Senate and House that should be formally communicated to the governor this week and three other bills which if everyone keep is their votes the same way will probably be arriving on his desk this week as well. That all can be amended to give us the opportunity to repeal the 2015 provision which we know is not necessary. And some of us knew at the time was not necessary. So, Mr. President, I hope that you and others will encourage the governor as he reviews the legislation that he has to return to us before we adjourn to send down amendments allowing us to repeal s.B. 1329 from 2015.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The clerk will report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
Today, Monday, February 13. The committee on commerce and labor meets 15 minutes after adjournment. Senate room b. The committee on general laws and technology meets 30 minutes after adjournment in Senate room a. The northern Virginia delegation meets at 5:00 p.M. Sixth floor. Tuesday, February 14, you have fewer than 24 hours to get those last minute gifts. The finance subcommittee on public safety will meet at 8:00 a.M., 10th floor conference room. The education and health sub committee oh on health profixes at 8:30 a.M., fourth floor east conference room. Dunnavant, Suetterlein, Carrico, Barker, Lucas and peake.
[Unknown]
Commit oh on finance. The republican caucus at 11:30 a.M. Senate room 2. The democratic at 11:30 a.M. In Senate room one and tomorrow is Valentine 's day.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator -- I mean thank you madame clerk. Give you a demotion. The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move that the Senate do adjourn until 12 noon tomorrow.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the Senate stand adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. All in favor say aye. Those opposed, no.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon tomorrow. [Senate adjourned at 1:32 p.M.] [Senate adjourned at 1:32 p.M.]