02/14/2017 Senate Proceedings

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HB2324—00:02:27
HB2078—00:00:27
HB1721—00:02:22
HB2264—00:03:57
HB1568—00:01:08
HB1718—00:00:46
HB1713—00:00:40
HB1718—00:02:01
HB1727—00:01:05
HB1743—00:01:17
HB1842—00:01:07
HB1926—00:01:22
HB1987—00:00:46
HB2002—00:03:32
HB2156—00:01:05
HB2185—00:00:41
HB2135—00:00:40
HB2185—00:00:12
HB2135—00:00:40
HB2185—00:00:10
HB2135—00:00:40
HB2185—00:00:22
HB2135—00:00:40
HB2185—00:00:17
HB2418—00:00:58
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:02
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)—00:00
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:00
Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)—01:15
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:00
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:03
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:03
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:22
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:07
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:31
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:00
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:00
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:03
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:02
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—05:27
Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)—00:02
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—03:16
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:26
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—01:31
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:00
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:00
Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)—01:41
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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend Denise Trogdon, Episcopal Church of
the Holy Cross, Dunn Loring, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Howell dispensed with reading of Journal (37?Y
2?N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE: (HN10213): reading waived (38?Y 2?N)

The House of Delegates has passed with amendments the following
Senate bills: SB 894, 944, 975, 1180, 1229, 1242, 1250, 1366, 1511, 1546

The House of Delegates has passed with substitutes the following
Senate bills: SB 974, 1048, 1251

The House of Delegates has rejected the amendments proposed by the
Senate to the following House bill: HB 2302

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint
resolutions: HJ 558, 559

The House of Delegates has passed the following Senate bills: SB
848, 853, 855, 870, 874, 891, 903, 920, 941, 966, 973, 981, 1009, 1041, 1044,
1046, 1050, 1062, 1101, 1140, 1164, 1176, 1177, 1179, 1191, 1207, 1211, 1217,
1221, 1232, 1260, 1272, 1273, 1288, 1305, 1310, 1321, 1323, 1331, 1333, 1352,
1367, 1437, 1461, 1484

The House of Delegates has agreed to the amendments proposed by the
Senate to the following House bills: HB 1889, 1979

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitutes proposed by
the Senate to the following House bills: 1623, 1713

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following Senate joint
resolution: SJ 241

House joint resolutions laid on Clerks Desk: see February 15
Senate Calendar

Senate bills with House amendments and substitutes placed on
Calendar

BILLS REPORTED

From Commerce and Labor: HB 1394S, 1450, 1471, 1532, 1542S, 1571,
1656, 1659, 1671, 1719, 1754, 1766, 1825A, 1832, 1835A, 1883, 2037, 2053S,
2102, 2106, 2107, 2108A, 2111, 2230, 2267, 2291, 2303, 2318A, 2319, 2358, 2390,
2411A, 2422

From Finance: HB 1463, 1500A, 1543, 1650, 1738, 1853, 1890, 1909,
1965, 2105S, 2113, 2206, 2219, 2244A, 2248S, 2249, 2250, 2332, 2347, 2427,
2455, 2471S

From General Laws and Technology: HB 1475, 1537, 1539, 1540, 1547,
1554, 1555 rereferred to Finance, 1556, 1596, 1628, 1693, 1712, 1720A, 1731
rereferred to Finance, 1790, 1858, 1869, 1943, 1952, 1968, 1969, 1998A, 2006S,
2025A, 2033, 2034A, 2045, 2077, 2090, 2096, 2143, 2146, 2148A rereferred to
Finance, 2177, 2203, 2217A, 2274, 2278, 2281A, 2285, 2366S rereferred to
Finance, 2374, 2391, 2396, 2425, 2428

BILL REREFERRED

From General Laws and Technology: HB 1530 rereferred to Finance

SJ 407 - offered by Senator Peake

SJ 408 - offered by Senator Dance

SJ 409 - offered by Senator Vogel

SR 146 - offered by Senator Dunnavant

Joint resolutions laid on Clerks Desk under Senate Rules 11(b),
(26)g and HJR 555: see February 15 Senate Calendar

CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - HOUSE

HB1874 - Senate insisted on amendment and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - SENATE

SB 856 - House amendments rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)

SB 899 - House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N)

SB 907 - House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)

SB 953 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB1001 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB1127 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB1193 - House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB1604 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2024 - Read third time, Engrossed, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y
0-N)

HB1451 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1472 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1651 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1694 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1716 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1736 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1744 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1780 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1784 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1786 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1795 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1801 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1932 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1942 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB1945 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2029 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2161 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2162 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2215 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2216 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2279 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2433 - Read third time, Passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

HB2324 - Out of block, Read third time, Passed Senate (25-Y 15-N)

HB1854 - Read third time, Committee substitute agreed to (voice
vote), Out of block, Engrossed, Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)

HB1922 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Out of block, Passed by for day

HB2078 - Out of block, Read third time, Passed Senate (37-Y 3-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING

HB1721 - Read third time, Passed Senate (37-Y 3-N)

HB2264 - Read third time, Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N)

HB1568 - Read third time, Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

HB1718 - Read third time, Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N 1-A)

HB1727 - Read third time, Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A)

HB1743 - Read third time, Passed Senate (32-Y 8-N)

HB1842 - Read third time, Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)

HB1926 - Read third time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)

HB1987 - Read third time, Passed Senate (30-Y 9-N), Reconsideration
of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N), Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N)

HB2002 - Read third time, Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)

HB2156 - Read third time, Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

HB2185 - Read third time, Committee amendments agreed to (voice
vote), Engrossed, Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)

HB2418 - Read third time, Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

HB1525 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1622 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1851 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB1855 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2051 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2064 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2127 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2184 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2231 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2338 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2386 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2462 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2467 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

HOUSE BILLS ON SECOND READING

HB1411 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2035 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2240 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

HB2424 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON THIRD READING

HJ 548 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 573 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 610 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 612 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 617 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 640 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 649 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 656 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 744 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 745 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 750 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 762 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 780 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 783 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 784 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 793 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 823 - Read third time, Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice
vote)

HJ 765 - Out of block, Read third time, Agreed to by Senate (40-Y
0-N)

HJ 766 - Out of block, Read third time, Agreed to by Senate (39-Y
0-N 1-A)

HJ 767 - Out of block, Read third time, Agreed to by Senate (40-Y
0-N)

HJ 901 - Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration
(40-Y 0-N), Agreed to by Senate (voice vote)

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned at 1:21 p.m. to
convene Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12 m.

BILL REPORTED

From Transportation: HB 2229 rereferred to Finance

BILLS REREFERRED

From Education and Health: HB 1837 rereferred to Rehabilitation and
Social Services, 1919 rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services

 

 

 

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 state 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. Senators all in attendance please stand and be led in prayer by denise trogdon, spis of the holy cross. Reverend, thank you -- episcopal church of the holy cross. Welcome.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Let us pray: holy and gracious God, source of all wisdom, we ask your blessing upon is this assembly gathered, that they May be united in a common purpose and led with compassion, kushlg and lie -- courage and higher vision. We beseech you to inspire and guide all who have been entrusted to care for this commonwealth, that they May enact laws and provide leadership that will seek the greater good, and Peace for all people. Grant that we May never forget that our common life depends upon each other's toil. Be present, o lord, with these leaders in times of decision. Place Wise counselors in their midst, and give them perseverance to fulfill their calling to serve. Open their eyes to the things that divide, and guard their hearts against discord, arrogance and pride. In times of prosperity, fill us with thankfulness, and in the days of trouble, May our trust in you never fail. Set our course, o gold, of eternity -- o God of eternity and let your light shine upon our way, in your holy name, we pray.
Bill Howell
The clerk will call the roll. All those present will please vote aye. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
We have a quorum, Mr. President. Senate journal for Monday, February 13th, 2017.
Bill Howell
The Senator from northern Fairfax County, Senator Howell moves that the reading of the amen. Journal be waived. 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.
Janet Howell
Ayes 37, no's 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, no's 2, the reading of the journal is waived. The clerk will please report any communications from the House. Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully move we waive the reading of any communications received from the House of delegates.
Bill Howell
Thank u Senator. The question is shall the reading of the communications from the House of delegates 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 38, no's 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, no's 2, the reading of the communication is waived. The clerk will please report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any irks -- sir.
[Unknown]
Thank u madam clerk. Time is to recognize visitors to the gallery. The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for purposes of introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, in the gallery today we have angela kelly-weeseck, chairman of the Hanover board of supervisors, down here to watch, but Mr. President, she's actually really here to watch over her son, steven, who is one of our stellar pages on the floor today, and ask that you offer her and steven the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would miss angela kelly-weeseck please rise. Ma'am, thank you very much for being with us this afternoon. We have certainly enjoyed having your son steven as our Page, and we've had a great year, great session and a great group of pages, as we always do. So thanks for letting us borrow him for a month and a half. We'll return him to you here in just another week and a half or so. So get ready. I would ask the member of the Senate to please join me in offering miss angela kelly-weeseck and her son steven the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Loudoun, Senator Wexton .
Jennifer Wexton
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Jennifer Wexton
Thank you, Mr. President. We are joined in the gallery today by one of my interns, gustav henningson. He is from sweden, but is now a student in paris, and doing a semester of abroad at the university of Richmond. And Mr. President, it is very cute, because he's still learning the Virginia way, for example, when I had a bill about some small amount of paid medical leave for employees of big companies, gustav asked me, well, how much medical leave do parents get when they have children, because in sweden, parents get 18 months. We laughed and laughed. Mr. President, if you would give gustav the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Would gustav please rise? Gustav, welcome to the Senate, and welcome to Virginia. Hope you are having a great experience at university of Richmond. It is a great, great school. Also a great experience working with Senator Wexton. So hope you enjoy your visit here. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering gustaf the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for purposes of an introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, and ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, many of you know that I happen to be an attorney, not much of one, but I am an attorney, and a lot of the practice that I am engaged with is in the Williamsburg, James city county area. And in the gallery today we have two individuals that are very important to me on a professional level. Debbie Austin is in the gallery, and she has been the administrative assistant for a succession of circuit court judges in the Williamsburg, James city county area, and does an absolute marvelous job on managing the docket and trying to manage unmanageable attorneys, like myself. She is accompanied with another lady that has been incredibly important to me for over 40 years, both on a personal and professional level, martha elder, who has been my paralegal for over 40 years, and has gone from when we were practicing law by ourselves, to a 25-person law firm, into a 100-person law firm, and has managed somehow to survive my behavior over those years. And a very dear friend. If you would extend a warm welcome to debbie Austin, administrative assistant to the circuit court judges, and to martha elder, who has endured me for many years, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would miss debbie Austin and martha elder please rise. Welcome to the gallery of the Senate, and, wow, I have to be careful what I say. You've been with a good Senator for a long time. I would offer my sympathies. [ laughter ] I had to do it, Senator. But my father was a judge, and he certainly relied on his assistant as well, so we appreciate all you do keeping the train running on time at the courthouse, and for you to be his paralegal. What a great experience you must have had over 40 years, working with such a fine person. So I would ask the Senate to please join me in offering miss debbie Austin and miss martha elder the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from northern Fairfax County, Senator Howell .
Janet Howell
Thank you, Mr. President. I hope you will offer the Senate welcome and our thanks to the Reverend denise trogdan of the episcopal church of the holy cross in dunnloring, Virginia. It is the parish of my legislative assistant, carol straub. The Reverend grew up in a military family, a life long spis -- episcopalian. She holds a master's in social work from Virginia commonwealth university, and a master of divinity from Virginia theological seminary. She also, just to complete her Virginia education, attended mcclain high school. She is a licensed clinical social worker, and had a private psycho therapy practice for more than 18 years, specializing in work with couples and families, focusing on reconciliation, healing, and wholeness. Prior to becoming rector of holy cross, Reverend trogdan served as saint luke's parish in darien, connecticut, and st. Anne's episcopal church in reston. I hope you will thank her for us.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Would reference doctor Reverend denise trogdan please rise? Thank you so much for being here this afternoon and getting us off to a good start. As I told you, I was an 5:00 owe light -- oochl ccolyte in the episcopal church growing up. Served me well. Sounds like you have done a lot of things in your life and touched a lot of lives. We certainly appreciate that. Hope you continue to do so. And we certainly appreciate you being with us today. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering Reverend denise trogdan and carol the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the senior Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds .
Creigh Deeds
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Creigh Deeds
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, as this being Valentine 's day, we have treats on our desk, and they are from one of our visitors in the gallery. We -- I will ask you, Mr. President, to give thanks and welcome to my -- the wife of my deskmate, kathy Edwards .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Miss kathy Edwards, please rise. It's great to see you again, and thanks for every year we look forward to your wonderful treats, and also I always -- we encourage the spouses to be here, keeping an eye on their spouses, and actually Senator Edwards has been very well behaved this year, I did want to report that back to you. But thanks so much, it's always great to see you. I would ask that the Senate to please join me in offering our thanks to miss kathy Edwards, and also a warm welcome to kathy. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for purposes of introduction.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Frank Wagner
My seatsmate behind me, Senator from James city county says he is an attorney, not much of an attorney. I am not an attorney and don't want to be an attorney, but I am an engineer, and I will say this: I am not much of a an engineer, either. But we do have visiting with us today nuclear engineering students and faculty from the Virginia commonwealth university, as representatives of american nuclear society and the Virginia nuclear energy consortium, they sponsored this morning's reception, Mr. President, to inform legislators on the value of their work, and the issues facing the nuclear industry in the commonwealth. Mr. President, as you know, the nuclear industry is a big part of the commonwealth of Virginia, whether you are in the Lynchburg area, at surrey, north anna, Norfolk naval shipyard, we inch died deed have a solid nuclear -- indeed have a solid nuclear industry, based throughout the commonwealth. I ask you to give the faculty and students from Virginia commonwealth university the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members of the Virginia nuclear energy consortium from university of Virginia please rise. Welcome to the gallery of the Senate this afternoon, and welcome from the home of the rams. I hope all is well. Seemed like your basketball season is going well this year for you. We always follow that closely. And thanks for all that you do for nuclear energy, as the Senator from Virginia beach said, it is a big part of our energy production here in the commonwealth of Virginia. Very important to us. So we thank you for that. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the Virginia nuclear energy consortium from vcu the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant .
Siobhan Dunnavant
Thank you, Mr. President. Rise for purpose of two
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor. Introductions.
Siobhan Dunnavant
Thank you. Today I would like to take a moment to introduce northstar academy. If you do not already know, northstar is a non-profit, private school here in Richmond, that has promoted educational excellence, and provided career opportunities for students with disabilities for the last twenty years. With the group today is Dr. Pat west, who serves as Head of school, along with many other members. Please join me in thanking pat and the northstar group for all of their hard work as they celebrate their 20th anniversary.
[Unknown]
Thank you. Would members from northstar academy please rise. Welcome to the gallery this what a great educational afternoon. Opportunity they have at northstar. So we appreciate you being advocates for that, and giving all our students across the commonwealth access to a world-class education. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from northstar academy the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant .
Siobhan Dunnavant
Thank u Mr. President. I would also like to introduce members of our Virginia chinese-american delegation, who are here with us today from both my district, the 12th district, and from all over Virginia. Many thanks to my constituent Dr. Wei zang for hard work and advocacy in meteorologist and across the state -- Henrico and across the state. The group is here in member of grandpa chen.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members of the Virginia chinese-american delegates please rise. Welcome to the gallery. We appreciate you visiting Richmond today, and as you probably will recognize, as you walk around, there is a tremendous amount of history here. We hope you are able to take that in, and learn a bit about Virginia 's history during your visit. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the Virginia chinese-american delegates the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] there May be some other folks in the gallery that I haven't recognized, but we certainly welcome you to the gallery of the Senate today, hope you had an en -- have an enjoyable stay. Any other business for the morning hour? Seeing none, the clerk will please call the calendar.
Siobhan Dunnavant
Senate calendar for Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. Unfinished business House. House bill 1874, the House has rejected the Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move that we insist on our amendments and request committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the Senate insist on its amendment and request a committee of conference. 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.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 40, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero, the Senate insists on its amendment and requests a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
Awaiting House action on the remaining bills in that section. Unfinished business Senate. Senate bill 856 has passed the House with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Mr. President, I would first move that we -- the amendment, House amendment pass, but I would ask the members to reject that, vote in opposition to that, so we can get it in conference.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is shall the House amendments be
Emmett Hanger
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 zero, no's 40.
[Unknown]
Ayes zero, no's 40, House amendments are rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 899, passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
Bill DeSteph
Mr. President, with recommendations of the substitute be rejected, I move that the intout be agreed to -- substitute be agreed to. There would be a red button and a no.
Bill Howell
With the recommendation it be rejected, the question is shall the House amendments be agreed to, or the House substitute be agreed to. 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? The clerk will close the roll.
Bill DeSteph
Ayes one, no's 39.
[Unknown]
Ayes 1, no's 39. The House substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 907 has passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Thank you, Mr. President. With the recommendation we reject the amendments, I move that the amendments be adopted.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that the substitute be rejected, the question is shall it be
Scott Surovell
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 zero, no's 40.
[Unknown]
Ayes zero, no's 40. Substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 953 has passed the House with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Mecklenburg, Senator Ruff .
Frank Ruff
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that we accept the House 's wordsmithing.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. If you could speak to that very briefly.
Frank Ruff
Certainly. It changes the word "weapon" to "firearm."
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. [ laughter ] the question is, shall the Senate concur with the House 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 House concurs with the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1001, passed House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke .
Mamie Locke
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the substitute be the substitute changes the agreed to. Membership of the board of the fort monroe authority from 12 to 14, and also changes from 4 to 7 the representation of members having expertise relative to the implementation of fort monroe release plan.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the Senate concur with the
Mamie Locke
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. Senate concurs with the House
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1127 has passed substitute. The House with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move that we agree to the House amendments and speaking briefly, these amendments are in substantial -- insubstantial, simply clarify the plan for which the soil scientists are authorized to do work is a final plan.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the Senate concur with the House aelts 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.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 40's no's zero.
[Unknown]
Aye's 40's, no's zero. Senate concurs with the House amendments.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1193 passed the House with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you. I move woe agree to the House amendment. Speaking to that.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Richard Stuart
Mr. President, the enactment clause in the bill left out the code section, and we put that back in. We've also put that in the House version that's going through the Senate now, so with that, I would ask that we adopt the House amendment.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the 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, Senate concurs with the House amendment.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, House bills on third reading.
[Unknown]
Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully move that all of the House bills on third reading on the uncontested calendar, which would include all House bills on 5 through 13, including House bill 1604, through House bill 2433, that they be placed on their final passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments, any Senator who desires to remove a House bill from the block, please do so after the clerk has read the number of that bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bills on the uncontested calendar, third reading, pages 5 through 13, House bill 1604, through House bill 2433, be placed on -- upon their final pass and in the block after the adoption you have any amendments thereto, any Senator desire a bill removed from the block would do so after the clerk read the number of the bill. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it. Motion agreed to. Bills are before us in the block. Clerk will please read the number of the bills.
Tommy Norment
House bill 1604, reported from committee of courts of justice. House bill 2024, committee substitute has been adopteded by the Senate. House bill 2324 --
[Unknown]
Mr. President?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Alexander, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
Could House bill 2324 come out of the block.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 2324 will come out of the block.
Adam Ebbin
House bill 1451, reported from the committee on rules. House bill 1472, reported from committee on rules. House bill 1651, reported from committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 1694, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 1716, reported from the committee on rules. House bill 1736, reported from the committee on rules. House bill 1744, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 1780, reported from the committee on rules. House bill 1784, report from committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 1786, reported from commit I don't on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 17 9 the 5, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 1801, report from the committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 1854, reported from the committee on rules, with a substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. President?
[Unknown]
Is the Senator from Hanover in today, if we could move that substitute, maybe the Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
Thank you, sir. I now move the committee substitute be adopted.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion say aye. Ayes have it. Opposed no. Substitute agreed to. Senator from Alexandria .
Bill Stanley
Could hb 1854 come out of the block.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1854 are come out of the block.
[Unknown]
House bill 1922, reported from committee on rehabilitation and social services with amendments.
[Unknown]
Can House bill 1922 come out of the block and by for the day?
[Unknown]
If we could adopt the amendment, then I will come right back to you. The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Mr. President, thank you. I would move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The question is, shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it. Amendment is agreed to. Senator from Prince William County .
Bryce Reeves
Mr. President, can House bill 1922 come out of the block and by for the day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1922 will come out of the block and by for the day.
[Unknown]
House bill 1932, reported from committee on rules. House bill 1942, reported from committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 1945, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 2029, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 2078, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and ser social services.
[Unknown]
Mr. Chairman?
[Unknown]
Senator from Roanoke County .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I would ask that hb 2078 on Page 11 come out of the block.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 2078 will come out. Block.
[Unknown]
House bill 2161, reported from the committee on rules. House bill 2162, reported from committee on rules. House bill 2215, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social House bill 2216, reported from services. The committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 2279, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services. House bill 2433, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services.
Bill Howell
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the House bills pass en block, that is all bills except for 2324, 1818 -- 1854, 19 12u -- 1922, and 2078. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll. The clerk will close the roll ayes 40, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero, the bills in the block pass. Returning to Page 5. House bill 2324, the Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move the bill pass, and speaking briefly to the bill. This bill simply conversation -- confers upon clerks of the court the ability, not a requirement, but if they choose to, they are permitted to issue payment to jurors on prepaid debit cards. It also provides that they get one free transaction on it, presumably for the purpose of either cashing the small payment on it, or depositing it. That's all it does.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Alexandria, Senator Ebbin .
Adam Ebbin
Speaking against the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Adam Ebbin
I would just say that it was just two or three years ago that we voted against the option for tax refunds to be done with these cards, and there's a few reasons why I think we shouldn't pass this one. This allows the choice to be made by the clerk, not by the so if the juror prefers to get juror. A check, they don't have that ability. It also doesn't restrict the carrying fee. It does say that you can't get charged to make a single withdrawal, but not for multiple withdrawals, and we moved away from this. I will say I read an article in yesterday's newspaper about one major bank being sued in the federal class action Suit to bilk jurors by forcing them to receive jury services payments on debit cards that come with fees attached. Now, this says there's no fee for one withdrawal, but it goes on to say that this particular bank was charging pour withdrawals -- for withdrawals from out-of-network atms, and from their own atm and the nearest was in delaware, this is for dc. And really, these taxpayer dollars are supposed to go to jurors for serving their civic duty, not for any other I 'm open to allowing for purpose. Compensation to -- with dbity cards to those who want them -- debit cards to those who want them. I called the sponsor to see if he was open to amendment. He preferred that we have an up or down vote. I would suggest we vote down and red to defeat the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, just speaking briefly. This is far different from tax refunds issued on debit cards, instead of thousands of dollars, these are teches of dollars -- tens of dollars, and the payments are made to the jurors, and they can cash it, and they can deposit it without charge, so with that, Mr. President, I would renew my motion to pass the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
Mark Obenshain
Would the gentleman from Rockingham yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the Senator from Rockingham yield for a question?
[Unknown]
I'll yield. Whether I can answer it or not is another question.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
The Senator made reference to cashing the card. How do you cash a card if you want to not spend it. Where do you go to cash a
[Unknown]
The Senator from debit card? Rockingham.
[Unknown]
To a bank.
[Unknown]
The Senator from
[Unknown]
Speaking, just for a second Alexandria. Against the bill. The -- actually, I don't know a bank that cashes debit cards. I know a bank that will health are let -- let you deposit nem in the account them in an account, if you have an account there. He made reference to whether it was tens or thousands of dollars. Would I say regardless whether it's tens or thousands of dollars, if you want a check, you should get a check. Particularly when these cards have not yet been perfected. We've heard problems when we did have the tax refunds, and we heard problems about this federal class-action lawsuit. I would be open if it was a choice, but it is not a choice. Let's make it easier for the jurors, and if they don't get a choice, let's offer them a check.
[Unknown]
Thank you.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill
Bill Howell
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 25, no's 15.
[Unknown]
Ayes 25, no's 15, the bill passes. Moving to Page 9, House bill 1854. The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle. >>
Ryan McDougle
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, this has become the perennial cleanup of the ethics statutes. Mr. President, if you like the Senate bill as it left here originally, this is the exact same, because we conformed it to add in all the same provisions. If you didn't like it, then you won't like this one any better. With that, I renew the motion the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I rise and speak in favor of what in fact we have done is put the Senate version of the ethics reform legislation onto the House bill, and I would encourage the body to accept it.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 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 39, no's 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, no's 1, the bill passes. Page 11. House bill 2078. The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. Ask that the bill pass. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Bryce Reeves
Members of the body, this is a christmas tree bill. We crossed a rube con a while ago when we started allowing performing arts facilities to start serving alcoholic beverages without food. This is going to add -- this bill would add the city of harrisburg to that. We did Waynesboro last year, and for those members on the committee, on rehab and social services Friday, we will hear Delegate Albo 's bill that possibly can try to rectify some of this christmas tree effect that's going on. But that is the bill, Mr. President.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bill 2078 pass. 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 37, no's 3.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, no's 3. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, House bills on third reading. House bill 1721. A bill relating to state board for community colleges, reduced rate tuition and mandatory fee charges. Certain students who are active duty members in the armed forces of the united states. Reported from committee on education and health.
[Unknown]
The Senator from betd ford, Senator neuman.
[Unknown]
I move that the bill pass. Speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, we had brief discussion about this bill yesterday, it is a bill that would contemplate the idea of allowing an active duty military person who is currently not in Virginia, but would like to take these remote classes to be abe to do so at a reduced rate. I understand there was a discussion yesterday in regards to the gi bill. I think that the junior Senator from Virginia beach has more information about that. But with that explanation, I hope that the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Senator from fair tax city, Senator pete certain.
Chap Petersen
Thank u -- Petersen .
[Unknown]
Rise to speak to the bill.
Chap Petersen
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I did ask a question yesterday, whether or not this would be somewhat duplicative of the efforts of the federal government with the of the gi bill. The junior Senator from Virginia beach helped give me some information in that regard. Istill not a big fan of this bill. I think what we are doing is creating a class of folks who are paying reduced rate tuition. The other part I have about this is, it's very confusing the way it's implemented. Among other things, it talks about them being stationed outside the commonwealth, taking presumably as a Virginia citizen, applying to our commonwealth community college, but then also being counted as a non-Virginia student. So it seems to be a very narrow class of people. Also someone who is actually in mos training for military specialty. But e again, I don't think it is a good precedent. I think it is duplicative of other federal programs, even if there's overlap. Appreciate it. Thanks.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator DeSteph .
Bill DeSteph
Mr. President, speaking in favor of the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Bill DeSteph
Whether it's the gi bill, whether it's the eap, or 11 or 12 other machinations of those, when it comes to our military members, whether deployed overseas, whether they are Virginia residents, and deployed overseas, or not Virginia residents, and want to be Virginia residents, and deployed overseas, or in different states for continued training, I think it really is to the benefit of the commonwealth to have these individuals go to our state schools. As a matter of fact, being one of those former military members who was deployed overseas, taking college classes, and deployed in the continental united states, away from my state school, I wanted the opportunity and appreciated the opportunity of reduced state tuition, and at the time I was under the veap program, which actually capped the amount of tuition provided every month. So I would actually support the bill and hope the bill would pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bill
Bill Howell
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. The clerk will close the roll ayes 37, no's 3.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, no's 3. 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]
Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
I move the bill pass. Speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Steve Newman
Mr. President, we've seen versions of this bill before. This bill, in particular, indicates that if an organization is providing abortion services beyond that which medicaid currently pays for, then the commonwealth of Virginia will not pay for any services to that organization, whether they be abortion services, or other services. So generally, that's what the bill does. I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask the ladies and gentlemen of the Senate to vote no on this bill. The point has been made that this bill will not be supporting abortion services, but the bill does go for a very narrow contract that the department of health has with planned parenthood program to provide sexually transmitted infectious disease screenings. And I would argue that std screenings are very important. In fact, they are a public health issue. We're talking about, like I said, a contract of about $25,000, but more importantly, all of us believe we should try to have healthy babies. It's good for neighbors, it's good for our community, it's good for society. Good for families, bottom line. But if you are not screening for sexually transmitted diseases, a woman can transmit hepatitis b, for example, to her baby. And babies actually could carry that hpv -- the hpv disease element, and at some point, 25% of those babies, with hpv, actually can develop chronic liver disease. I ask us, please, please let's put aside our -- what shall I say -- desire to absolutely control reproductive health choices, and look at this from a public policy view. This is a public health issue. This is a contract again that monitors for sexually transmitted diseases. This has nothing to do with abortions. Federal money does not go to pay for abortions. State money does not go to pay for abortions. In many cases, the services received by these women, it is only place they can go to get these kind of screenings. So I ask that we defeat this measure.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke .
Mamie Locke
Thank you, Mr. President. I wonder if the Senator from Bedford would rise for a question.
[Unknown]
Would the Senator from Bedford yield for a question?
Mamie Locke
Yes, sir.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would ask if he knows how many community health centers have a sliding scale payment plan for low-income individuals.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I do not.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Hampton .
[Unknown]
I have a further question.
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for additional question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
He yields.
[Unknown]
I would ask if he knows how many community health centers are available to take on extra patients.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I do not.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Hampton ?
[Unknown]
Speaking to --
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, sb 2264 is nothing but a ploy. What we are doing is endangering the health of thousands of Virginia citizens. We are endangering family planning and contraceptive services to thousands of women annually. We are depriving low-income patients especially to essential and accessible healthcare services to make the political point of interfering in women's reproductive healthcare choices, which is all this bill does. I ask that we defeat it.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bill 2264 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 20, no's 19.
[Unknown]
Ayes 20, no's 19. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1568. A bill relating to child care providers, criminal background check penalty. Reported from committee on rehab I will takes and social services.
[Unknown]
Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. Ask that House bill 1568 pass. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Bryce Reeves
Members of the body, you heard this bill before, I believe the junior Senator from Loudoun carried a similar bill that passed out of here 38-2. I am going to try to summarize what this bill does 0 briefly. It is a cleanup on child care bills a couple years ago that Senator Hanger and myself and I think the senior Senator from Virginia beach took up in that committee. There is a sunset clause on this one, July 2018, in case something changes at the federal level, with with regard to child care and compliance on block grants and those sort of things and background checks. This bill deals with background checks and who has to have them and who doesn't. That's the bill, Mr. President.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bill 15 of 8 -- 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. Bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1718, a bill relating to the commission on civics education, named sunset. 0 reported from committee on rules.
[Unknown]
Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, move the bill pass. Speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, this bill does two very complicated things, that maybe if you attend a law school in Washington, dc you might not have been able to understand. It moves the sunset date from 2017 to 2019, and eliminates s off civics so it is grammatically correct, and it is civic education.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
Will the Senator from Hanover yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Does the Senator yield for a question?
Bill Stanley
I will year old.
[Unknown]
He yields -- he yields,
Bill Howell
I ask the gentleman from Senator. Hanover, if he can explain to me the difference between civics and a civic.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would respond to the gentleman that the dialectual tone he used in his first pronunciation was one I was unaware of and gram at hickly speaking -- grammatically speaking, civic is proper.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, will you yield for one more question?
[Unknown]
Maybe.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
I appreciate that, Mr. President. Could I ask the gentleman, I mean, I remember when I was in high school, I took civics. Now are we depriving our children and Virginia the ability, because of that missing s.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would respond to the gentleman that grammatically speaking, the s at the beginning of his last name is proper, at the end of civic it is not.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
[Unknown]
Thank you, senators. The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator morrison.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Perhaps I can elucidate for my friend from -- Marsden. My friend from south Virginia, what we have here is, actually, there are two different meanings. Civics is a course that is taught. Civic is a larger concept about community and government. It's contained in the dictionary, and I would recommend to the gentleman from that a trip to the library would elucidate him as to those differences.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove .
John Cosgrove
Thank you, Mr. President. I just want to say that I own a 2002 civic, and it is a great car. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
Thank you. The question is shall House bill
John Cosgrove
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 38, no's 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, no's 1. Rule 36-1, the bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1727. A bill relating to the state and local government conflict of interest act, school boards and school board employees. Reported from committee on rules.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I move the bill pass, and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, this piece of legislation adds one additional school district into the four school districts that already allow for members to serve on the school board, and then there are to be another family member or related member in the school system. Mr. President, there are four jurisdictions that make up this northern neck planning district, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Richmond, and one other, the town of colonial beach, and each of them asked to be able to have this ability. And Mr. President, again, this is only atting -- adding the 17th planning district to the 4 that are already currently in code.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bill
Bill Howell
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 39, no's zero. Rule 36-1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, no's zero, rule 36-1. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1743. A bill relating to alcoholic beverage control, retail on premises license for non-profit historic cinema reported from committee on houses. Rehabilitation and social services.
[Unknown]
Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask the bill pass. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Bryce Reeves
Ladies and gentlemen of the body, this is starting kind of a new area for us with regard to abc, it is a narrowly defined bill that has to do with historic cinema House. It tailors it as a non-profit establishment, exempt from taxation of the internal revenue code that was built prior to 1970 and that exists for the primary purposes of showing motion pictures to the it does cost $200 for an annual state license, and $20 annual local tax fee, but it would allow this historic cinema House and that patron's district, it is limited to beer and wine only, and it's going to help that location public. With regard to economic development. That's the bill, Mr. President. The question is shall House
[Unknown]
Thank you. Bill
Bill Howell
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 32, no's 8.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, no's 8, the bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1842. A bill relating to alcoholic beverage control, neutral grain spirits or alcohol sold at government stores. Reported from committee on rehabilitation and social services.
[Unknown]
Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. Ask the bill pass. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Bryce Reeves
Many of you heard this bill has year with a lot of testimony that came out. This is is -- this allows the ability for abc stores to sell ever clear alcohol. That is 151 proof alcohol. Now, let me let everybody know, we already sell that high percentage of alcohol in abc stores. Just happens to be brown liquor and called rum. So we've already crossed that rubicon, despite the objections of many out there, this is an opportunity to kind of lets some other players get into the market. If it be the pleasure of the body, I ask the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bill 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 36, no's 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, no's 4, the bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1926. A bill relating to alcoholic beverage control, definition of municipal golf course, exemption from food sales requirements for mixed beverage restaurant licenses located on the premises of an operated by municipal golf courses. Reported from committee on rehabilitation and social services with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. Move the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Spotsylvania .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. Ask for passage of the bill, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen, with the amendment, that took into effect some weather with regard to golf courses and those of how are golfers understand how that affects some of this, to allow them the opportunity to kind of flex on some of that. We have never done this legislation. This is going to be new legislation. I know the senior Senator from Chesapeake brought up some good dialogue during this thing. I will tell you, in speaking to the bill, Mr. President, that we are going to have to do a little flexing with regard to how we actually manage the enforcement of it, but by and large, it seems like it is a pretty reasonable opportunity for some of these golf courses to remain relevant, and I ask the bill
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Pass. The question is, shall House bill 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 35, no's 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, no's 5, the bill
[Unknown]
House bill 198 7. Passes. A bill relating to alcoholic beverage control, new license for certain commercial lifestyle centers. Reported from committee on rehabilitation and social services.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Looks like I am popular today, Mr. President. This is identical to a bill the junior Senator from Virginia beach carried that we heard about, about the new lifestyle centers, and they are pretty tailored into I think it was the 25-acre, if memory serves, facility, to allow them the opportunity to walk around and shop and enjoy their libations. That's the bill, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bill record their votes aye, opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? To change their vote? Do any of the senators desire the clerk will close the roll.
Bryce Reeves
Ayes 30, no's 9.
[Unknown]
Ayes 30, no's 9, the bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 2002, a bill relating to refugee and immigrant resettlements, annual report. Reported from committee for -- sorry. Reported from committee on rehabilitation and social services.
[Unknown]
Senator from Spotsylvania .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Ask that the bill pass, and speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
So let me just be really candid with everybody in here. This bill is narrowly defined I know there's been a lot of political uproar with regard to immigration and immigration status, but really, this bill is designed to fix a situation that we have in the commonwealth, and I am going to speak for my own district specifically. The city where I live is a destination point for immigrant relocation. And when you talk to our school systems, they are trying to get a handle on how many students they are going to have to come in so weave to have english as a second language, esl teachers and these sort of things. This bill says basically that they are going to take the non-identifying data from these refugee resettlement agencies from the catholic diocese and some of those folks who deal with that, the state departments, to bring these folks into our country, and report that data to the department of social services which will in turn generate a report for those of us in the general assembly and governor's office, so we know who is eligible for benefits, who is not, what are those healthcare costs, so we can anticipate those, same with tanf. It will allow us the opportunity at the local level for our school boards and those folks that have to deal with the immigrants that are coming in, the legal immigrants that are coming in, to kind of plan for that, as well as interpreters in school and those sort of things. So I know there was some confusion on the committee, maybe, because the patron of the bill probably didn't articulate it all that well, but after ripping it apart, that's what the bill does, Mr. President. I ask that the past.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Arlington, Senator Favola .
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking in opposition to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Barbara Favola
Thank you, Mr. President. The committee on rehab and social services heard the bill, and I just think the body should be aware of some of the arguments that were presented. And I think they were very valid. One of the arguments is, we are constitutionally prohibited from applying additional standards to federal agencies or contractors of federal and these would be non-profit agencies. Agencies, probably contracted with the office of refugee resettlement. And we would be applying a requirement that they collect additional information, more information than they are already collecting. So this is not our role. This should not be our role. Additional argument is given this context of new immigration laws, new immigration policy, and continual shift in where the united states is, on immigration policy, this is a very threatening kind of bill for lots of reasons. So without a compelling reason to apply these standards, and the constitutional argument, and I think the very dangerous context we are currently in now on the whole immigration debate, I would ask the ladies and gentlemen of the Senate to vote no on this.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill record their votes aye, opposed no. Are all the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Change do any of the senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, no's 19.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, no's 19. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 2156. A bill relating to licensure of child welfare agencies operated by agencies of the commonwealth. Reported from committee on rehabilitation and social services.
[Unknown]
Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to House bill 2156. Make the motion that the past, speaking to that.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Bryce Reeves
This is a bill that passed the House unanimously, and what it does is it adds a few more requirements into the department that handles child daycare again with regard to getting medical assistance, and some of the provisions that go with adult daycare. All part of that same package. There were two errors that were in the bill as introduced, but those were corrected as well in the substitute, and I ask that the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bill record their votes aye, opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Vote? 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]
House bill 2185. A bill relating to alcoholic beverage control, granting of certain mixed beverage licenses. Reporteded from committee on rehabilitation and social services with amendments.
[Unknown]
Senator from Spotsylvania .
[Unknown]
Thank you again, Mr. President. Ask that House bill 2185 pass. Speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
Senator, we immediate -- node to approve the amendment.
[Unknown]
Apologies. Move the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
Should the committee amendments be agreed to? As many as favor that motion say aye. Opposed no. Amendments are agreed to. Senator from Spotsylvania .
[Unknown]
I renew my bill that the bill pass, speaking to the bill. >>
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Ladies and gentlemen of the body, this is specifically a car of -- a carve out, as it talks about 1128 feet off state route 652, but really has to apply to the patron's district. It covers meadows golf course, swim club, and lonesome pine country club and other injuries, to help those local -- areas, to help those localities redevelop some of those areas and the opportunity for them to enjoy libations. It provides notwithstanding the requirements for referendum for liquor by the drink, abc board May issue a mixed beverage license to those locations. That's the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House bill
Bill Howell
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 35, no's 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, no's 5. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 2418. A bill relating to alcohol beverage control, banquet licenses for breweries, reported from committee on rehabilitation and social
[Unknown]
Senator from Spotsylvania. Services.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Spoking to House bill 2418. That the past.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, you heard this bill has year, I believe it was last year, we increased the number of banquet licenses to the number of four. This is a bill that is asking to go to eight. Very defined, based on the results that they've had from this, and that's all it's really doing, is changing it from four to eight, the number of banquet licenses obtained during a year.
Bill Howell
The question is shall House bill 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 36, no's 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, no's 4, the bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar --
[Unknown]
The Senator from Roanoke city, Senator Edwards .
John Edwards
Having votened 0 prevailing side where we passed House bill 1987 on Page 17 sp -- 17, I ask for the body to reconsider that vote so that a certain person might be able to vote.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the vote by which House bill 1987 passed be record their votes 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.
John Edwards
Ayes 39, no's 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, no's 1. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Spotsylvania .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I am enjoying standing today. I renew my motion House bill 1987 pass, having been previously explained.
Bill Howell
Thank u Senator. The question is, shall House bill opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? To change their vote? Do any of the senators desire the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 33, no's. Ayes 33, no's 7, the bill passes.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, House bills on second reading.
[Unknown]
Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. Respectfully move that House bills on second reading on both the uncontested and regular calendar, including all bills on pages 19 through 24, which would include House bill 1525 through House bill 24 24, that the rules of the Senate be suspended and second constitutional reading of the titles be dispensed with.
[Unknown]
Question is, shall the rules be suspended and the second reading of the titles of House bills on uncontested and regular calendars, pages 19 through 24, House bill 1525, through House bill 2424 be
Tommy Norment
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 reading of the titles is dispensed with. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
I now ask that all the bills be passed by for the day, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is
Tommy Norment
Shall the bill be engrossed and passed to third reading? The House bills on the uncontested and regular calendars now on third reading go by for the day. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it. The bills will go by for the day.
[Unknown]
Uncontested calendar, House joint resolutions on third reading.
[Unknown]
Senator from north --
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the House joint resolutions on uncontested calendar on third reading, which would include all resolutions on pages 24 through 28, including House joint resolution 548 through House joint resolution 823 be placed on final passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments, any Senator who desires to remove a resolution from the block, please do so after the clerk has read the number of that resolution.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall House joint resolutions on the uncontested calendar third reading, pages 24 through 28, hjr 548 through hjr 823 be placed upon their final passage in a block with the adoption of any amendments thereto. With the understanding that any Senator desiring resolution removed from the block would do so after the clerk has read the number of the resolution. All in favor say aye. Opposed no. Ayes have it. Motion agreed to. Resolutions before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 548. Reported from committee on House joint resolution 573, rules. Reported from committee on rules. House joint resolution 610, reported from committee on rules. House joint resolution 62, reported from the committee on rules. House joint resolution 617, reported from combhitee on rules. House joint resolution 640, reported from committee on rules. House joint resolution 649, report the from combitee on rules. -- committee on rules.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 656, reported from the committee on rules.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution 744, reported from commit committee on rules. House joint resolution 745, reported from combhitee on rules. House joint resolution 750, reported from the committee on House joint resolution 762, rules. Reported from committee on rules. House joint resolution 765, reported from committee on rules.
[Unknown]
Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, could House joint resolution 765, 766, and 767 come out. Bock -- bloshg so we could have a recorded vote.
Bill Howell
Without objection, 765, 766, and 767 will come out of the block.
Ryan McDougle
House joint resolution 780, reported from committee on rules. House joint resolution 783, reported from combhitee on rules. House joint resolution 784, reported from committee on rules. House joint resolution 793, report from committee on House joint resolution 823, rules. Reported from committee on rules.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is, shall the House joint resolutions be agreed to in block. That is, all accept for House joint resolution 765, 766, and 767. All in favor of the motion say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. The resolutions in the block are agreed to. Returning to Page 27, hjr 765.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that hjr 765 be agreed to. Speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this would be confirming the appointment by the speak are of the House of delegates to the vcu health system authority board of directors.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall hjr 765 be
Bill Howell
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. Resolution is agreed to. Hjr 766. The Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move hjr 766 pass. Speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this confirms the appointments made by the joint committee on rules to the Virginia council for the interstate compact for juveniles, commonwealth research board, board of trustees of Virginia retirement system and Virginia state council for interstate adult offender supervision.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall hjr 766 be agreed to. 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 39, no's zero. Rule 36-1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, no's zero, rule 36-1. The resolution is agreed to. Hjr 767. The Senator from Hanover .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that the resolution pass. Speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this confirms the appointment by joint rules of mark vucci as director of legislative services.
Bill Howell
Thank you. The question is, shall hjr 767 be record their votes aye, opposed no. Vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any of the senators desire the clerk will close the roll. To change their vote?
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, no's zero. The resolution is agreed to. The Senator from Petersburg, Senator Dance .
Roz Dance
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the rules be suspended and that House joint resolution 901 be taken up for immediate consideration.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is, shall the rules be suspended and House joint resolution 901 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.
Roz Dance
Ayes 40, no's zero.
[Unknown]
The rules are suspended to take up the resolution for immediate consideration. The clerk will please read the title of the resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution number 01 -- 901, commending elizabeth roberts.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The Senator from Petersburg .
[Unknown]
I move that the resolution be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
[Unknown]
All in favor of agreeing to the resolution, say aye. Opposed no. The resolution is agreed to. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Inquire of the clerk, does that complete today's calendar?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
Tommy Norment
Thank you, madam clerk. The Senator from Portsmouth, Senator Lucas .
Louise Lucas
False alarm. All right. The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I rise for the purpose of a couple of announcements.
Louise Lucas
Senator has the floor.
Ryan McDougle
Much to the chagrin of my seatmate, from some letter that I don't know which is, but Mr. President, I want to let the body know there are a couple dates you should be aware of as we go through the next week or so, the first date is tomorrow, February 15th, it is the last day to put revenue bills in conference, including the budget. So we will likely be in at noon, then we will likely be back, one, if not two times throughout the afternoon to make sure those bills move through the process, and are into conference, so expect to be here a little longer tomorrow than normal. The next date, Mr. President, is Monday, February 20th. It is the day that we do the judicial resolution, so that is a joint and continuing order. Sometimes that can last a little bit longer. And Mr. President, the other date is Thursday, February 2 it 3 -- 23rd, the last day to put all bills in conference. I would anticipate that we will likely start session on Thursday at 11:00, and then we should be in one or two times, maybe even three, depending on how efficient we are with our colleagues down the Hall in order to make sure all bills are in conference. Mr. President, I would also tell the body that for planning purposes, as of right now, we are planning to be in session at regular time, noon on Monday, and then likely go in at 11:00 for the remainder of the week. So if that changes, we will certainly let the body know, but we are trying to coordinate with the House so that we can move more efficiently through that process, and hopefully won't have to come back and forth more than twice in a day. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator Surovell .
Scott Surovell
Rise for announcement.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor. >>
Scott Surovell
Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I know a couple people commented to me, they were worried about my financial condition, they thought I might have got a second job at the maitre d or guam show host. But -- game show host. I wanted to reassure everybody, that's not the case, and in case anybody else would like to get a jacket like this, they are actually on sale. I found it on Friday. I picked it up on the way home on 95 on sale, j.C. Penney. [ laughter ] it wasn't in the boys' department. It was actually in the men's department. They got a brand new shipment. $70 a jacket. So if you stop by the gentleman from prince Williams ' district, they got a load there. Look as sharp as I am. I hope next Valentine 's day we all look a little redder. Thank you, Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. I wouldn't count on it. [ laughter ] the Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I rise for announcement.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Steve Newman
Mr. President, immediately upon adjournment, education and health committee meet at my desk briefly. We have two bills that need to be referred so they can be dealt with before the end of session.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Senior Senator from Fairfax, Senator Saslaw .
Dick Saslaw
Mr. President, that would have to be offered for free before I would entertain it. Even then, only to give it to a homeless person. [ laughter ] I take that back. I wouldn't do that to a homeless person. [ laughter ]
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Rise for announcement.
[Unknown]
Senator has the floor.
Bill Carrico
Immediately upon adjournment after the education committee, the transportation committee will meet at my desk for purposes of a bill that has a revenue impact.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Is there any other business for the Senate ? Seeing none, clerk will please report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
Today, Tuesday, February 14th, education and health committee will meet immediately upon adjournment at the chair's desk. The commit yeah on transportation will meet immediately upon adjournment of education and health at the chair's desk on House bill 2229. The education and health subcommit yao he on higher education will meet immediately upon adjournment, fourth floor east conference room, Senator Saslaw, Black, Chase, Cosgrove and Petersen. The committee on privileges and elections will meet 15 minutes after adjournment in Senate room a. Committee on local government will meet 30 minutes after adjournment Senate bill room b. Education, health subcommittee on health will meet at 4:00 p.M., third floor east conference room. Senators Cosgrove, Black, Barker, Lewis and Suetterlein. Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15th, the women's legislative roundtable will meet at 8:30 a.M., fourth floor east conference room. The committee on finance will I meet at 9:00 a.M. Shall Senate bill room b. General laws and technology subcommittee 1, 9:00 a.M., third floor east conference room. Senators Locke, Black, DeSteph Surovell, McPike and Vogel. Republican caucus at 11:30 a.M. Senate room 2. Democratic caucus, 11:30 a.M., Senate room 1. Happy Valentine 's day. You still you still