02/21/2017 Senate Proceedings

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SJ324—00:08:55
SJ338—00:06:46
HB1586—00:01:38
HB2101—00:01:34
HB1573—00:01:10
HB1605—00:02:17
HB1731—00:00:56
HB1919—00:00:43
HB1939—00:02:14
HB1974—00:02:30
HB2220—00:04:20
HB2255—00:01:01
HB2342—00:00:50
SJ418—00:00:22
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—17:58
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:04
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—02:14
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:00
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—01:00
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:03
Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)—00:02
Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)—00:03
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—02:14
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:27
Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)—00:00
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—03:24
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:26
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:24
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—03:26
Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)—00:02
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:12
Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)—00:00
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:12
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)—00:00
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)—00:03
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:00
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:00
Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)—00:00
Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)—00:00
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:00
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—01:55
Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)—00:02
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Minutes

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend H. Patrick Cason, Bethany Baptist
Church, Chesapeake, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Spruill dispensed with reading of Journal (36?Y
4?N)

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN20220): reading waived (38?Y 2?N)

The House of Delegates has passed the following Senate bills: SB
868, 1020, 1021, 1122, 1169, 1224, 1240, 1279, 1283, 1316, 1363, 1371, 1384,
1514

The House of Delegates has agreed to the amendments proposed by the
Senate to the following House bills: HB 1656, 1720, 1766, 1825, 1835, 1998,
2025, 2108, 2217, 2244, 2291

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitutes proposed by
the Senate to the following House bills: HB 1542, 1922, 2105

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following Senate joint
resolutions: SJ 295, 359, 367, 368, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 389, 391,
394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410,
411, 412

The House of Delegates has defeated the following Senate bills: SB
995, 997

Rules suspended, privileges of the floor given to distinguished
guests (40?Y 0?N)

Rules suspended, privileges of the floor given to distinguished
guests (40?Y 0?N)

Motion to suspend Joint Order until Wednesday February 22, 2017
agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

CALENDAR

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - HOUSE

HB1534 - Passed by for day

HB2006 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB2051 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB2053 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (39-Y 0-N 1-A)

HB2064 - Senate insisted on amendment and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB2248 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB2318 - Senate insisted on amendment and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB2386 - Senate insisted on amendment and requested committee of
conference (39-Y 0-N)

HB2467 - Senate insisted on amendment and requested committee of
conference (40-Y 0-N)

HB2471 - Senate insisted on substitute and requested committee of
conference (38-Y 0-N)

HB1536 - Conferees appointed: Senators Newman, Stanley and Lucas

HB1675 - Conferees appointed: Senators Dunnavant, Suetterlein and
Barker

HB1747 - Conferees appointed: Senators Dunnavant, Barker and Black

HB1852 - Conferees appointed: Senators Vogel, Petersen and Chafin

HB2282 - Conferees appointed: Senators Carrico, Cosgrove and Lucas

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - SENATE

SB 852 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 898 - House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N 1-A)

SB1005 - House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)

SB1045 - House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)

SB1129 - House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N)

SB1195 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (28-Y 12-N),
Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N), House
substitute agreed to by Senate (25-Y 14-N)

SB1196 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (34-Y 6-N),
Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N), House
substitute agreed to by Senate (32-Y 8-N)

SB1245 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB1287 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N)

SB1398 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N)

SB1462 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)

SB1493 - House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)

SB1494 - House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB1507 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB1574 - House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)

SB1591 - House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB1251 - Senate acceded to request for committee of conference (40-Y
0-N), Conferees appointed: Senators Barker, DeSteph and Cosgrove

SB1312 - Senate acceded to request for committee of conference (40-Y
0-N), Conferees appointed: Senators Norment, Howell and Saslaw

SB1553 - Senate acceded to request for committee of conference (40-Y
0-N), Conferees appointed: Senators Cosgrove, Stanley and Spruill

SJ 284 - Senate acceded to request for committee of conference (40-Y
0-N), Conferees appointed: Senators Stuart, Cosgrove and Deeds

Transcript

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

[Unknown]
[ gavel banging ] >>> The Senate will come to order. The senators will please take their seats. Those persons not entitled to the privileges of the floor will kindly retire to the gallery. The senators and all in attendance will stand and be led in prayer by the Reverend h. Patrick cason, bethany baptist church, Chesapeake. Reverend cason, welcome.
[Unknown]
Yes, sir. May we pray. Almighty and gracious God, we thank you this morning for the grace and mercy of another day. It is a privilege, o God, that you have found favor in us, to grant us the gifting of this day and we do not take it for granted. Your love for us, great creator, is the common thread that weaves us all together as we continually seek your wisdom and it is our prayer on this morning that you lead, direct, govern, and guide us in a way that would be pleasing in your sight. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our neighbors, community, and the great commonwealth of Virginia. It is our humble plea that you, o God, would continue to cover our leaders for this great state, from the highest form of government to each and every civil servant. Our request, o God, is that you would bless this day and keep us in your care. Allow your count nance to shine someone us and grant us your Peace. Amen. [ no audio ]
Bill Howell
The clerk will please call the roll. All those present will please vote aye. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Clerk: you have a quorum, Mr. President. Senate journal for Monday, February 20th, 2017.
Bill Howell
The Senator from northern Chesapeake moves that the reading of the journal be waived. All in favor of waiving the reading of the journal will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4. The reading of the journal is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the House of delegates. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Good morning, Mr. President. I respectfully move that we waive the reading of any communications from the House of delegates, sir.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the reading of the communications be waived. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 38, nos 2. Gla ayes 38, nos 2. The reading of the communication is waived. The clerk will report any communications from the governor.
[Unknown]
We do not have any, sir.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Mr. President, are you concern we have no communications from the governor?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
Tommy Norment
Hmm. Mr. President, I would respectfully move that the rules of the Senate be suspended and that the privileges of the floor be extended to certain distinguished persons.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall is rules be suspended and the privileges of the floor granted to distinguish persons. 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 rules are suspended, the privileges the floor granted. The Senator from Augusta County, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, we sponsored a resolution this year for a very special lady, a very special group and organization. I'd like for the Senator from Hanover and the Senator from northern Fairfax, who were chief copatrons on that resolution, to join me if they would care to at this time. Mr. President, many of you are aware of the Virginia healthcare foundation and the excellent job it has done bringing needed health professionals for your communities and healthcare to your uninsured constituents. What you May not be aware of is the foundation is being carrying out this important work for 25 years now. In 1992, the general assembly passed a resolution creating the Virginia healthcare foundation as a public-private partnership. Today it is fitting that we mark the 25th anniversary with one commending it on its effectiveness and service to the commonwealth. We're delighted to have the foundation's current chairman, ralph Howell, and six of its former chairman on the floor today. A rather distinguish group. They are our own john hager, gill minor. Lay middleditch, phil riley, jane kusiek and the founding director debby oswald and the honorable Virginia supreme court justice bill mince. There you are, bill. All right. Quite a distinguish group, I must say. In addition to maybe the foundation's current and former trustees and staff -- in addition, many of the foundations current, former trustees and staff that joined us in the gallery. All have volunteer their leadership and time to help the foundation meet its mission so effectively and we're very grateful to them. Each foundation initiative has been driven by its approach of venture, philanthropy, and guided by the wisdom and advice of these businesses and healthcare leaders. Combined with the foundation's hard working staff and a palpable sense of mission, they have served Virginia and its citizens well over the years and have made the Virginia healthcare foundation one of the best investments of state dollars that the general assembly has ever made. Mr. President, I would now ask that the clerk if she could report the resolution.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Madam clerk.
Emmett Hanger
Senator joint resolution number 324. Commending the Virginia healthcare foundation. Whereas the general assembly of Virginia initiated the creation of the Virginia healthcare foundation in 1992 as a public-private partnership with the mission of increasing access to primary healthcare for uninsured and medically underserved virginians through innovative service delivery models and whereas the Virginia healthcare foundation has consistently and creatively engaged in venture philanthropy to achieve its mission by requiring each grant applicant to have viable business and operations plans prior to receiving funding, this foresight has resulted in a imples sieve 89% sustainability rate for all local initiatives supported by the Virginia healthcare foundation for up to three years after graduating from foundation funding. And whereas this disciplined approach has resulted in the substantial increase in the number of health safety net sites operated by free and charitable clinics, community health centers, and other similar organizations from 33 sites when the Virginia healthcare foundation was established to 214 sites that provided needed healthcare to more than 200,000 uninsured virginians in 2016. And whereas the Virginia healthcare foundation has invested in expanding the scope of services within Virginia 's health safety net organizations with 12.7 million to establish or expand 46 of Virginia 's 86 dental safety net clinics and with 4.7 million since 2010 to initiate the delivery behavorial health services and whereas since its inception, the Virginia healthcare foundation if has been on the front lines of providing healthcare for uninsured virginians by funding 216 physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, behavorial health professionals and other health providers in Virginia 's healthcare safety net who have treated tens of thousands of uninsured virginians via 3.1 million patient visits. And whereas the Virginia healthcare foundation has employed a multifaceted approach to increase access to healthcare, including development of its project connect and sign-up now initiatives to maximize the number of eligible children who have health insurance through Virginia family access to medical insurance security programs and foundation funded outreach workers have helped more than 91,500 children enroll in the past 17 years. And whereas the Virginia healthcare foundation's entrepreneurial culture and drive to leverage its state appropriation have led the foundation to regularly create new and innovative initiatives to fulfill its mission, including development of the pharmacy connection, a web-based software program that expedites access to free prescription medicines for chronic diseases from the brand name pharmaceutical companies patient assistance programs and several discount generic programs, which has enabled 306,000 uninsured virginians to attain $4.6 billion in free medicine over the past 20 years and whereas the Virginia healthcare foundation's constant quest for new opportunities has led it to incubate and spin off several successful free-standing initiatives, including the rx partnership, the Virginia oral health coalition, and senior navigator, which is involved into the Virginia navigator family of websites and now includes disability and a half Garrett and veterans navigator, all of which House an extensive database of public and private services that are the cornerstone of the commonwealth's no long door initiative, and whereas the Virginia healthcare foundations collaborative approach with Virginia 's health-related agencies and many private sector partners has enabled it to provide a tremendous return on the commonwealth's vecht, leveraging an average of more than $11 for each one dollar expended since inception, including $12.2 million in challenge grants and matching funds and whereas the Virginia healthcare foundation's much accomplishments have been achieved with low administrative costs which represent only 7.7% of total expenditures in fiscal year 16 and whereas many of the commonwealth's finest corporations, organizations and individuals have contributed generously to the Virginia healthcare foundation over the years and their support of this effective and dynamic organization has increased access to primary healthcare for Virginia 's uninsured and medically underserved citizens, now therefore, be it resolved by the Senate, the House of delegates concurring, that the general assembly hereby commend the Virginia healthcare foundation for its outstanding service to the commonwealth and its many successful efforts to increase access to primary healthcare for Virginia 's uninsured citizens on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. And be it resolved further that the clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the Virginia healthcare foundation as an expression of the general assembly's admiration for its dedication to ensuring quality healthcare for all virginians.
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. As the group from Virginia healthcare foundation is escorted up to the dais, I would ask the Senate to please join me in offering them the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] [ no audio ] >> If I could, I know there's some folks in the gallery that are part of the healthcare foundation. If you could please stand with us. Thank you so much for being here this morning. On behalf of the Senate, we thank you, congratulations for 25 years. What a distinguished divup of guests we have -- group of guests we have among us. Lupt governor, it's great to see judge mince, thank you for being you. Here. We all, I think, as senators and virginians, want to make sure that virginians have access to affordable and quality healthcare, so we thank you for all of your -- give you thanks for all your efforts over the 25 years. You've touched a number of lives and we very appreciative of that. On behalf of the Senate, please join me in giving the healthcare foundation the warm welcome of the Senate. Congratulations. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The Senate will stand at ease. [ gavel banging ] >> The Senate will come to order. The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. Once again, I would move that the rules of the Senate be suspended and that the privileges of the floor be extended to some very distinguished and family members.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the rules be suspended and the privileges of the floor granted to distinguished record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The rules are suspended. The privilege of the floor are granted. The Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike .
Jeremy McPike
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I am pleased and proud to introduce eight distinguished guests that have joined us here today to accept Senate joint resolution 338, a resolution in memory of the honor charles j. Cull gan. We have mike culgan here today, mary culgan finnegan, tim and his granddaughter linz say, pat and dee dee culgan, chaplain and bob culgan, Senator Colgan 's brother. I'd ask the body join me after the reading of the resolution by our Senate clerk.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Madam clerk.
Jeremy McPike
Senate joint resolution number 338 celebrating the life of charles j. Colgan. Whereas the honorable charles Colgan rented the resident of the 279th district for four deck I had can't died on January 3rd, 2017, and whereas charles chuck Colgan learn the value of hard work and responsibility as a young man growing up on his grandparent's farm in maryland. After completing high school, he len I 'sed in the -- he enlisted in the united states army air corps reserve and was called into active service along with many of the other young men of his generation during world war ii. And whereas after two years in the army air corps and three years in the air force reserve, chuck Colgan pursued his passion for aviation as a commercial pilot and licensed air frame and power plant mechanic and whereas after relocating to Prince William County, chuck Colgan formed Colgan airways incorporated, which operated one of the largest flight schools in the country and Colgan air incorporated, a regional airline that serve 53 cities and 16 states, and whereas chuck kol impan began his career in public service in 1972 as a gainesville district representative on the Prince William County board of supervisors and he served as chair of the board for one year. And whereas desirous to be of further service to the commonwealth, chuck Colgan ran for and was elected to the Senate of Virginia in 1975. He was re-elected for nine additional consecutive terms, ably representing the residents of Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas park until his well-earned retirement in 2016. And whereas throughout his 40-year career as a Senator, chuck Colgan introduced 560 bills and 120 joint resolutions, staying a special interest in higher education. He helped Virginia enhance its world class public universities, thereby strengthening the future of the commonwealth and whereas chuck Colgan proudly seb as president pro tem of the Senate in 2014 and chair of the Senate committee on finance, he helped secure funding for state route 234 bypass, the Prince William campus of george Mason university and enhancements to the woodbridge and Manassas campuses of north Virginia comenl and was chuck Colgan earned many awards and accolades for his good work including the Virginia Senator of the year award from the Virginia transit association, he was inducted into the Virginia aviation Hall of fame and a high school in Prince William County and a building on the george Mason university science and technology campus are named in his honor. And whereas a man of great integrity, dhuk Colgan fostered bipartisan respect and cooperation for the benefit of all virginians and he served the Prince William County and Manassas communities and the commonwealth with the utmost dedication and distinction. And whereas chuck Colgan enjoyed stoip and worship with the Manassas community as a par rigsers of all saints catholic church where he served as an usher for more than 50 years and whereas predeceased by his wife of 52 years,ing a necessary, chuck Colgan will be fountainly remembered and greatly missed by his children, charles, ruth, michael, raymond, mary, dot, Patrick, and tim, his 24 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren with two more on the way, and numerous other family members, friends and colleaguing on both sides of the aisle. Now therefore it be resolved by the Senate -out of delegates conduring, that the general assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of charles j. Colgan, a true statesman who dedicate add lifetime of service not commonwealth and be it resolved further that the clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of charles j. Colgan as an expression of the general assembly's respect for
[Unknown]
Thank you, madam clerk. His memory. As the Colgan family is escorted to the dais, please join me in offering them the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
Thank you, thank you. You were a good friend of dad.
[Unknown]
Dad was very fonz of you.
[Unknown]
I was of him as well.
[Unknown]
Well, thank you all for sharing some time with us this morning. We're all, on behalf of the Senate, sorry for the loss of Senator Colgan and I can just tell you that he was a friend and a mentor to all of us in here. We had just a tremendous amount of respect for him and I think the most important thing is that he was always a gentleman. He was a statesman, and he just touched so many lives, not only here in Virginia, but in this country. So we're so sorry for your loss. We certain wish that your fond memories of Senator Colgan help you through these difficult times and again, we appreciate you spending some time with us this morning. It means a lot to his fellow senators to have you here in his honor and in his memory. So thank you all very much. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering the Colgan family the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] thank you. >> The Senate will stand at ease. Honor and in his memory.
[Unknown]
The Senator from northern Chesapeake, Senator Spruill. Mr. President, rise for an introduction.
Lionell Spruill
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
The prayer was given this morning by the Reverend h. Patrick cason, a native of Virginia beach. He's married to la toya l.Cason and they have one daughter. He graduated from Salem high school, Virginia beach, obtained a b.A. Degree in music with honors from Norfolk state university. He received a master's of divinity and a master in christian education from the Virginia union university, school of theology. He was called to preach the gospel in January of 2006. He served in that divinity until he was licensed, ordained by Dr. Tyrone jackson jr. Of first baptist church catch stella, Norfolk. Reverend cason as the new le elected pastor. He is accompanied by anthony haste and joseph parker.
Lionell Spruill
Tharn, Senator. Would you please rise. Thank you so much for visiting us this morning in the capitol and receive repd cason, it's a pleasure meeting you and what a wonderful message and prayer you gave to us get off to a good start this morning. As we talked, I hope you come visit us at our church over on the eastern shore. Look forward to seeing you and hope you come visit the Senate often. We really appreciate you being here. I would ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering Reverend Patrick coson, anthony hayes, andovers parker the -- and joseph parker the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant .
Glen Sturtevant
Mr. President, I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Glen Sturtevant
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, joining us in the gallery today is a group of government students from James river high school in midlothian and they are accompanied by their teacher, Mr. Greg de-francesco and they spend the morning here at the capitol learning about the legislature, visiting members of the general assembly, and please join me in offering them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from James river high school please rise. Wow, what a great group you all have this morning. Thanks so much for being with us today and as you will see, as you travel around the capitol, there's a tremendous amount of history here at Mr. Jefferson's capitol, so we hope you have a great day. If you can stay around in the gallery just a little bit, you'll see how laws and policy are made here in the city of Richmond. So we appreciate you being with us today and hope you have a great afternoon. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from James river high school the warm [ applause ] welcome of the Senate. The Senator from Hampton, Senator Locke .
Mamie Locke
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Mamie Locke
Thank you, Mr. President. Please welcome to the gallery Ms. Hannah beach and her mother nancy beach and Mr. Bill beach. Hannah is a student at spratley gifted center, Hampton public schools, serving grades 3 through 8 and she has demonstrate add capacity to complex thinking and be a tracks reasoning. Hannah is a member of the junior honor society, vice president of her eighth grade class, and a participant in several extracurricular services like softball, swimming and arts. She volunteers at the neighborhood association and st. John's church neighborhood lunch pam. She has a keen interest in politics and the legislative process and hopes to perhaps be a Page next year. She and her mother and Mr. Beach are here with us today in the gallery to listen and learn. Please extend to them a warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Will hannah and nancy and bill beach please rise. Welcome to the gallery and hannah, congratulations on all of your accomplishments. It sounds like you've done just so well in school and I know your parents are proud of you. As you see, we have a great Page program here, and so we certainly hope you apply for that and look forward to having you with us next year. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering hannah and her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Bill and nancy beach, the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the senior Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds .
Creigh Deeds
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Creigh Deeds
Mr. President, we're honored today to have a group of students from the city of promise program in Charlottesville public schools. They are accompanied by harold foley with the Virginia organizing project and sarah davenport. I would appreciate it, Mr. President, if you give them the warm greetings the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the city of promise and students from Charlottesville public schools please rise. What a great group you have with us this morning. Thanks for making the trip from Charlottesville. You know, we're so fortunate in Virginia to have so many diverse educational opportunities, and we certain are glad that you can take advantage of those. We hope you have a wonderful stay today in Mr. Jefferson's capitol and safe travels back to Charlottesville. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering folks from the city of promise and students from the Charlottesville public schools the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, I rise to introduce and have you recognize representatives of the Virginia horse council. Mr. President, they are accompanied or part of that group, former Delegate matt laur, also former commissioner of agriculture, and betty brandt, the current chair of the agribusiness council. Hopefully they're in the gallery, that they are here representing the various breed organizations across the state and many of the young people that are with them are wearing the appropriate riding attire. And also today, Mr. President, in case members haven't noticed it, out on the capitol grounds, there are folks out there with some horses outside the general assembly building to -- they have a stallion, a gypsy vanter stallion and a certified therapeutic miniature horse. All of those horses are out there. The clerk of the Senate was kind enough to grant us special permission to have horses on the ground, so we're pleased about that, Mr. President. I would also on behalf of the chairman of the agriculture committee, and myself, note that the annual legislative trail ride is coming up May 5th through the 7th at grays mountain lodge, so I encourage all of you to come, bring your families to this occasion. We have gotten a ruling from our ethics department that you are okay to come to that, you won't be violating any big rules of incumbent if you were to come and ride a -- of conduct if you were to come and ride a horse. Mr. President, I ask you to recognize this group.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would members from the Virginia horse council please rise. Thank you for being with us Delegate matt lauer, it's great today. To see you backs an appreciate you coming to visit us today and all the work you did for the commonwealth of Virginia and those of you that promote horsemanship across the commonwealth, it's important. It's also important to our tourism industry. I was at the gold cup last year and what a great day I had up there. We appreciate all of your efforts. I'd ask the members of the assistant to please join me in offering members from the Virginia horse council the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Franklin will the, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
Thank you, good morning, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, those in the gallery, I have the great privilege and honor of introducing to you today state champions. In our gallery are the Carroll County high school softball team, led by the coach rick nester. Mr. President, I would tell you last year, they defeated wood grove 1-0, their freshman pitcher at the time pitched a perfect game. This year, Mr. President, as they are driving for a repeat, they lost in nine innings by a score of 1-0, just missing out on that repeat, but they are champions nonetheless and it was a real privilege to meet with them today and have my picture taken today with a bunch of champions of the mighty cavalier softball team. I ask that you extend to them, these cloins from southwest Virginia, the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. Would the kafr va heres from Carroll County high school softball team please rise. Thanks for being with us today and congratulations on a great record. I hope that things continue to go well for you all. We hope you have a very enjoyable visit in Mr. Jefferson's capitol today. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering members from the Carroll County high school softball team the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ] the Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen .
Chap Petersen
Thank you, Mr. President. I rise for an introduction.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Chap Petersen
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I 'm very happy to welcome a constituent a very good friend of mine, nala alamb from northern Virginia. She's the ceo of express care and received a number of commendations in our community for organizing the asian american pacific islander community, both politically and many other ways, so she's here with yasmine duran at the. Ask you give them the warm welcome of the Senate .
[Unknown]
Please rise. It's great to see you today and thanks for joig us. Always good to see friendly faces here in the gallery. We hope you have a great visit and safe travels upon your departure. I'd ask the members of the Senate to please join me in offering nala and yasmine the warm welcome of the Senate. [ applause ]
[Unknown]
Are there other matters for the morning hour? The Senator from Rockingham .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, pursuant to rule 17 of House joint resolution 555, the scheduling resolution, I move that the Senate do now suspend the special and continuing joint order relating to judicial elections until tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, and I mean it. I hope we do it tomorrow.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is pursuant to rule 17 of hjr 555, the scheduling resolution, shall the Senate suspend the special and continuing joint order relating to judicial elections until Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. 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 special and continuing joint order is suspended until Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. And for those of you that are in the gallery that I haven't recognized, we certainly welcome you and appreciate your visit with us today. So thank you very much. And welcome. The clerk will please call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Senate calendar for Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, Page 5. Unfinished business, House. House bill 1534, the House has rejected the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County .
[Unknown]
Mr. President k that bill go bye for the day please.
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1534 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
House bill 2006, the House has rejected the Senate 's substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg, Senator Ruff .
Frank Ruff
Thank you. I move that the Senate insist on the substitute and respectfully request a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Mr. Senator. The question is shall the Senate insist on its substitute and request a committee 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.
Frank Ruff
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The Senate insists on its substitute and requests a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
House bill 2051, the House has rejected the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I would ask that we reject -- insist upon our substitute and request a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate insist on its substitute and request a committee 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?
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 40, nos 0. The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The Senate insists on its substitute and requests a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
House bill 2053, the House has rejected the Senate 's substitute.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
Frank Wagner
Mr. President, I move the Senate insist on its substitute and request a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate insist on its substitute and squ a committee of 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.
Frank Wagner
Ayes 39, nos 0, rule 36 one.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0, rule 36 one. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 2064. The House has rejected the Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I would ask that we insist on our amendment and request a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate insist on its amendment and request a committee 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.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 2248, the House has rejected the Senate 's substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta County, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the Senate insist on its amendments and -- or substitute and request a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate insist on its substitute and request a committee 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.
Emmett Hanger
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 2318, the House has rejected the Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator senior from Virginia beach, Senator Wagner .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the Senate insist on its amendment and request a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate insist on its amendment and request a committee 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 motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 2386, the House has rejected the Senate
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, amendment. Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I 'd ask that we insist on our amendment and request a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the Senate insist on its amendment and request a committee conference. 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.
Mark Obenshain
Ayes 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 246, the House has rejected the Senate amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Mr. President, I insist on and request a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate insist on its amendment and request a committee conference. 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.
Bill Carrico
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 2471, the House has rejected the Senate substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta County, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the Senate insist on its substitute and request a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate insist on its substitute and request a committee of conference. 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.
Emmett Hanger
Ayes 38, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
On House bill 1536, conferees on part of the Senate is named by the chairman of education and health, Senator Newman, senators Newman, Stanley and Lucas. On House bill 1675, conferees on the part of the Senate is named by the chairman of education and health, Senator Newman, are senators Dunnavant, surt line, and Barker. On House bill 1747, conferees on the part of the Senate as name by the chairman of education and health, Senator Newman, are senators Dunnavant, Barker, and Black. On House bill 1852, conferees on the part of the Senate as named by the chairman of courts of justice, Senator Obenshain, are senators Vogel, Petersen, and Chafin. On House bill 2282, conferee on the part of the Senate as named by the chairman of education and health, Senator Newman, are senators Carrico, Cosgrove and Lucas. We are waiting House action on the remaining bills. On Page 12, unfinished business, Senate. Senate bill 852, ed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Franklin County, Senator Stanley .
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that we concur with the House substitute and now speaking to that motion if I can.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill Stanley
Thank you, Mr. President. As you all know, what this was trying to do was close the last loophole in puppy mill dogs being sold and procure at pet shops. This bill basically prohibits pet shops from selling puppy mill dogs or buy any dog from someone who received three citations from the us da for what we did here in the breeding. Substitute was we craft, made sure there was an exception so that hobby breeders, those that would have four breeding females or less would be exempted so that those dogs from hobby breeders could in fact be sold or procure by the pet shops. So this is a very good amendment. It strikes at the people that we don't want selling puppy mill dogs in our area in Virginia and certainly protecting the hobby breeders as well. For those reasons, Mr. President, and seeing that this is one of the few bills that the House of delegates passed of mine, I now move that we concur with the House substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the substitute. 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 motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 898 has passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. I'd ask that we reject the House substitute and request a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is shall the Senate concur with the House substitute. All in favor of the motion will opposed no. Record their votes aye, those 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.
Richard Stuart
Ayes one, nos 38, rule 36 one.
[Unknown]
Ayes one, nos 38, rule 36 one. The substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1005 has passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. This bill is the one that was a recommendation of the mental health commission for the core services of the community service boards. One of the primary recommendations is to provide first-day access to mental health screening. The Senate version also included a number of other core services that we wanted to see in place by no later than 2021. The House substitute strips that portion out, so with the recommendation that it not be accepted, I move that the substitute pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is shall the Senate concur with the House 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.
Emmett Hanger
Ayes 0, nos 40.
[Unknown]
Ayes zero, nos 40. The substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1045 has passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. This bill is the six-year capital outlay plan. There's a comparable House bill that is as significant -- has significant differences to this, so with the recommendation that we reject it, I would move that we accept the House substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is shall the Senate concur with the House substitute. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Emmett Hanger
Ayes 0, nos 40.
[Unknown]
Ayes 0, nos 40. The substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1129 has passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg, Senator rough.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. It deals with prurment and with the recommendation it be rejected, I move that the Senate reject the House substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is shall the Senate concur with the House 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 1, nos 39.
[Unknown]
Ayes 1, nos 39. The substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1195 has passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. I would move that we concur with the House substitute and speaking to that measure.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Richard Stuart
Mr. President, this was the produce safety bill that went through here on a slimmer margin than we wanted to, and as you all recall, the federal government passed the produce safety act some time ago and Virginia is now adopting its own program so that it is a state-run program instead of a federally run program. Although it's mandated by the federal government that we actually do this. There were several amendments on the House side that I worked with the House to put in place to make this bill more consumer preparedly. There are due process considerations. It did a better job of describing what produce would actually be covered. We tried to make it the best we could possibly make it, and with that, I 'd ask that we concur with the House amendment.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 28, nos 12.
[Unknown]
Ayes 28, nos 12. The Senate concurs with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1196 has passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Bath County, Senator deed.
Creigh Deeds
Mr. President, I move that we concur with the House substitute. The changes made by the House conform this to House bill 1454 which passed this body on the 9th of February. Both bills now extend the scenic -- the James river scenic river through rock bridge and counties.
Bill Howell
Thank you, mrn sn the question is shall the Senate concur with the record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Creigh Deeds
Ayes 34, nos 6.
[Unknown]
Ayes 34, nos 6. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Having voted on the prevailing sight which we just passed sb 1195 on Page 13, I ask that vote be reconsidered.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The dive is shall the vote by which Senate bill 1195, that the Senate concurred with the House substitute, be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Bryce Reeves
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. Having previously been explained, I would ask that we accept the House substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the 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.
Richard Stuart
Ayes 25, nos 14.
[Unknown]
Ayes 25, nos 14. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Richmond city, Senator Sturtevant .
Glen Sturtevant
Mr. President, having voted on the prevailing side by which we passed Senate bill 11 0e69s Page 13, can we reconsider the vote institute question is shall the vote by which Senate bill 1196, the Senate concur with the House substitute, be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos one.
Glen Sturtevant
Ayes 39, nos one. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Bath .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I reiterate my motion that we concur with the House substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the substitute. 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 32, nos 8.
[Unknown]
Ayes 32, nos 8. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1245, passed the House with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant .
Siobhan Dunnavant
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the Senate concur with the House amendments, speaking to those amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Siobhan Dunnavant
These are really just language amendments. This bill deals with the financial literacy course that our students take in high school and this is just to include a section that would explain post secondary education opportunities and what kind of jobs are associated with each of those, and the return on investment. And language just makes it more inclusive to include life insurance certification type programs.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendments. 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 motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1287 passed the House with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Hanover, Senator McDougle .
Ryan McDougle
Mr. President, I refully ask that he -- regretfully ask that we one occur with the House amendments. As this bill moved through the process, there was a number of words missing provisions that were put in place to make sure we got the dissolution of abc from where it is today, abc to the authority and this ensures that we got some of that language right as personnel transfers from one entity to the other to making sure that they remain in the same category and status where they started.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the House amendments. 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.
Ryan McDougle
Ayes 38, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 38, nos 2. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1398 passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from eastern Fairfax County, Senator
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move that we Surovell. Accept the House amendments and speaking to that month eggs.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the, this the the coal ash bill that you heard earlier this session. The House -- I 'm not happy with the substitute that came through, but I think it's about as good as we're going to do at this point in the process. Just so you know what you're voting, for number one, they deleted a reporting requirement of certain information that dominion was required to produce under the federal code of regulations. Secondly, they removed the requirement by deq, the deq certifies that dominion's information provided is full and accurate. Number three, they deleted the public comment period, and number four, they deleted the permitting moratorium. At this point, dominion has to provide information in four different categories, groundwater pollution, recycling, clean closure and hurricane risks and things like that. Just so everybody is clear, I think this is a process. It's going to go to the governor and hopefully the governor might fix this up a little bit. There's been some talk that this thing had completely neutered. It's definitely watered down, but I want to keep this process going and so I would ask the body to adopt the House amendments.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the 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 37, nos 3.
[Unknown]
Ayes 37, nos 3. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1462 has passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike .
Jeremy McPike
Mr. President, I move we agree to the House substitute and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jeremy McPike
Last Thursday we presented a floor amendment to Delegate Bell 's bill on senior financial exploitation and this now mirrors exactly that substitute we agreed to last week and with that, I move the substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the 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 39, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, nos 0. The Senate concurs with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1493 has passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Richmond city, Senator McClellan .
Jennifer McClellan
Thank you, Mr. President. With the recommendation that it be rejected, I ask that we accept the House substitute and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jennifer McClellan
Thank you. This is the bill that would create capacity for training k-12 teachers in computer science through a public-private partnership between northern Virginia community college and a 501(c)(3). We need to make some technical amendments to do this, and to do that, we need to put it into conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is shall the Senate concur with the House substitute. 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 0, nos 40.
[Unknown]
Ayes 0, nos 40. The substitute is rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1494 has passed the House with amendments.
[Unknown]
The junior Senator from Richmond city, Senator McClellan .
Jennifer McClellan
Thank you, Mr. President. Ski that we accept the House amendments and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Jennifer McClellan
This is the bill that would create a legal framework for a tnc broker. The amendments were negotiated between the tnc, the broker company, dmv and the insurance companies and ski that we accept them.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the science conwur with the House amendments -- Senate concur with the House 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 motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1507 has passed the ho with us a substitute.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove .
John Cosgrove
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask the body to accept the House substitute and speaking to that.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
John Cosgrove
Thank you, Mr. President. The bill will allow dealerships now to offer appointments for state inspections. In the past, it had to be on a first-come/first-served basis and now as long as they have one bay open for first come first serve, they have use our bays for appointment.
Bill Howell
The question is shall the Senate concur with the 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 motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1574 has passed the House with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg, Senator Ruff .
Frank Ruff
Thank you, Mr. President. This is legislation dealing with bedp with the recommendation that it be rejected, I move we reject the House substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. With the recommendation that it be rejected, the question is shall the Senate concur with the House substitute. 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.
Frank Ruff
Ayes 0, nos 40.
[Unknown]
Ayes zero, nos 40. The Senate rejects the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1591 has passed the white House a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Thank you, Mr. President. I ask that we concur with the House substitute and explaining the substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bill Carrico
The substitute simply moves the 36 months to 48 months for the localities to be able to pay back the excess economic development program grant and I would move that we pass the substitute.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate concur with the 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 Senate concurs with the House substitute.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1251, the House insists on its substitute and requests a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The Senator from southern Fairfax, Senator Barker .
George Barker
Thank you, Mr. President. I move that we accede to the request of the House for a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate accede to the request for a committee of 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.
George Barker
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Confear res on the part of the Senate on Senate bill 1251 is named by the chair of privileges and elections, Senator Vogel, are senators Barker, DeSteph, and Cosgrove. Senate bill 1312, the House insists on its substitute and questions a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I would move that we accede to the request for a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate accede to the request for a committee of record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Choong change the clerk will close the roll.
Tommy Norment
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Conferees on the part of the Senate on Senate bill 1312 as named by the chair of rules, Senator McDougle, are senators Norment, Howell, and Saslaw. Senate bill is a 53, the -- 1553, the House insists on its amendments and requests a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Chesapeake, Senator Cosgrove .
John Cosgrove
Thank you Mr. President. I ask that we accede to the House request for a committee of conference.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the Senate accede to the request for a committee of all in favor of the motion will opposed no. Record their votes aye, those 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.
John Cosgrove
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
The confer res on the part of the Senate on Senate bill 1553 as named by the chair of local government, Senator Stanley, are senators Cosgrove, Stanley, and Spruill. Senate joint resolution tl 4, the House nitions on its substitute and requests a committee of conference.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. I'd move we accede to the House 's request for a comeft
Bill Howell
The question is shall the comps. Senate accede to the request for a committee of all in favor of the motion will opposed no. Record their votes aye, those 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.
Richard Stuart
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to.
[Unknown]
Confear res on the part of the Senate on Senate joint resolution 284 as named by the chair of privileges and elections, Senator Vogel, are senators Stuart, Cosgrove, and Deeds. We're waiting House action on Senate bill 1516. Uncontested calendar, House bills on third reading.
[Unknown]
The Senator from James city county, Senator Norment .
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully ask that House bill 2251 be passed by for the day, sir.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Without objection, House bill 2251 will go bye for the day. The Senator from James city county.
Tommy Norment
Thank you, Mr. President. I respectfully move that all of the remaining House bills on the third reading on the uncontested calendar, including all bills on pages 22 through 34, including House bill 2023 through House bill 2470, be placed on the final passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments. Any Senator desiring to remove an about I will from the block these do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bills on the uncontested calendar third reading pages 22 through 34, be placed upon their final passage in the block after the adoption of any amendments there to. With the understanding that any Senator desiring to a bim removed from the block will do so after the clerk has read the number of the bill. As many as favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed no. The ayes have it. The motion is agreed tos the bills are before us in the block. The clerk will please read the number of the bill.
[Unknown]
House bill 2023, reported from the committee on transportation. House bill 1467, reported from the committee on education and reported from the committee on health. Finance. House bill 1517, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 1530, reported from the committee on finance with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta County, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Mr. President, I move the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to.
Emmett Hanger
House bill 1549, reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute. Reported from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
Steve Newman
House bill 1555, reported from the committee on finance with an amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to.
Emmett Hanger
House bill 1572, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 1574, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 1600, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 1663, reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute. Reported from the committee finance.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator glum Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 1774, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 1796, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 1837, reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. President. I'd ask that we agree to the committee substitute.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
Bryce Reeves
House bill 1845, reported from the committee on finance with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta County, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The amendment is agreed to. The ayes have it.
Emmett Hanger
House bill 1938, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
The senior Senator from Bath County, Senator Deeds .
Creigh Deeds
Could House bill 1938 be removed from the block?
Bill Howell
Without objection, House bill 1938 will come out of the block.
Creigh Deeds
House bill 2009, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 2148, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with amendments. Reported from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg,
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Senator Ruff. I move the general laws amendments.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 2209, reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute. Reported from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
Steve Newman
House bill 2229, reported from the committee on finance. House bill 2262, reported from the committee on nns with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
Emmett Hanger
House bill 2297, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 2304, reported from the committee on finance with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta County, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Mr. President, I move the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will those opposed, no. Say aye. The ayes have it. Agreed to. The committee substitute is
Emmett Hanger
House bill 2311, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 2366, reported from the committee on general laws and technology with a substitute. Reported from the committee on finance. And there are two floor amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from mecklenberg, Senator Ruff .
Frank Ruff
First of all, could I withdraw the floor amendments, please?
Bill Howell
Without objection, the floor amendments will be withdrawn. The Senator from mecklenberg.
Frank Ruff
Mr. President, I move that the substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed all in favor of the motion will to. Say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
[Unknown]
House bill 2381, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources. House bill 2383, reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources with a substitute.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the substitute be adopted
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to.
Richard Stuart
House bill 2417, reported from the committee on finance with an amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Mr. President, I move the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed all in favor of the motion will to. Say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to.
Emmett Hanger
House bill 2470, reported from the committee on finance.
Bill Howell
Thank you, madam clerk. The question is shall the House bills pass en bloc, that is all bills except for 1938 on Page 28. 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 bills in the block pass. Returning to Page 28 of the calendar. House bill 1938, the Senator from Stafford. Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. I'd move the bill pass and speaking to that.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Richard Stuart
Mr. President, this bill -- I 'm sorry, I 'm eating my lunch. This bill allows the use of a sling bow to hunt small game, but you can't shoot a bear or an elk with it. With that, I move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, would the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman yield for a question? He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
I apologize, but the internet is down and I can't fine the definition of sling bow anywhere. That is kind of a cross between a slingshot and a bows an arrow? Is that --
[Unknown]
Mr. President, my understanding is it's a slingshot that shoots arrows.
[Unknown]
Mr. President --
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for another question?
[Unknown]
I yield.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman explain whether these things are legal for the taking of game anywhere in this united states?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I can't speak to what they do in other parts of the united states, but in southwest Virginia, they like to use them.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bath .
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman.
Bill Howell
Thank you. The question is shall House bill 1938 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4.
[Unknown]
Ayes 36, nos 4, the bim passes. The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. If it's in order at this time, having voted on the prevailing side whereby we passed the block of uncontested bills, I would move that that vote be reconsidered.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the vote by which the bills passed en bloc be reconsidered. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
Emmett Hanger
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The motion is agreed to. The Senator from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I draw the body's attention to Page 27, House bill 1837 and I would ask that that bill be taken out of the block and passed bye for the day.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Without objection, House bill 1837 will go bye for the day. The question is shall the House bills pass en bloc, that is all bills except for all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. --
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
[Unknown]
Yes, the Senator from Alexandria .
[Unknown]
Would that also include House bill 2251 on Page 20? Was that removed from the block?
Bill Howell
We already took that out of the block earlier. Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the House bills pass en bloc all bills except for 1837 on Page record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bills in the block pass.
[Unknown]
Regular calendar, House bills on third reading. House bill 1490, a bill relating to school board members who engage in war service or are called to active duty in the armed forces of the united states, and appointment of acting school board members. Reported from the committee on education and health.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I would like to move that the bill go bye for the day, just speaking to it
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor. Very briefly.
Steve Newman
I know there's some interest in this bill and tom stephen is working on an amendment to ensure that it does give some of the flexibility that the members are interested in. We should have that amend available tomorrow. Thank you, Mr. President.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Without objection, House bill 1490 will go bye for the day.
[Unknown]
House bill 1586, a bill relating to court-ordered custody and visitation arrangements, transmission of order to child's school. Reported from the committee for courts of justice with amendments.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Rockingham, Senator Obenshain .
Mark Obenshain
Mr. President, I move that the committee amendments be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator .
Mark Obenshain
The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the bill pass and speaking briefly to that. This bill deals with custody and vis stitation cases and visitation custody orders that are entered by the courts. There are some areas in Virginia in which there's been some difficulty getting those orders efficiently processed and transmitted to schools, and problems with schools having uncertainty about which parent is supposed to be able to pick up the child. This clarifies and frankly it's been change add bit since it left the House to make it clear that the parents really have the primary obligation to transmit that, but if for some reason they're unable to transmit it to the schools that, if they provide the court with certain basic information the court will assume that responsibility for transmitting the order to the school.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1586 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 35, nos 5.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 5. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 2101, a bill relating to healthcare providers, data collection. Reported from the committee on substitute. Education and health with a
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The committee substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Bedford .
Steve Newman
I move that the bill pass and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this is a bill that seeks to get some clarity in regards to the definition of charity care as it establishes a framework and tries to indicate that that charity care will be determined by a couple of factors. One is that it will be determined by less than 200% of poverty and number two is that it will be determined as on the medicare rate structure. This bill as currently set up will give us the information back to the general assembly next year and will continue to push information forward with vhi's help. I know there is continuing with the Senator from southern Fairfax and Senator from Henrico working and I 'm anticipating that the bill will ultimately go to conference to work out the last details. With that, I hope that the bill will pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 2101 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? Their vote? Do any senators desire to change the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1400, a bill relating to the creation of the Virginia virtual school. Reported from the committee on finance.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta County, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Mr. President, I would defer to the chair of the education committee.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Bedford .
Emmett Hanger
Mr. President, I would move that the bill pass and speaking to that motion.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, you have seen this bill before from the Senator from Henrico. This is a bill that establishes the board of virtual education. It is a board that purposes a governing body for the full-time program. As many of you know, we set up a virtual education process that's in the code. It is followed by budget language and it really is a very convoluted system. We basically have vendors that are out there looking for a local school division to become a partner with and then their funding goes to the soq in that program. That is not a system that should be a long-term fix. This bill seeks to remedy that. The bill has been through a number of iterations through this process. It does have the average state share of the standard of quality is the way that the funding would end up operating, and there is a maximum which many in this body have asked for of 5,000 students statewide. Once again, we've heard this bill in this form before and I would hope that the bill would
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. Pass. The question is shall House bill 1400 all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 18.
[Unknown]
Ayes 22, nos 18. The bill passes. Education and health.
[Unknown]
House bill 1573, a bill relating to marine resources commission, licenses, revocation. Reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford, Senator Stuart .
Richard Stuart
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass and speaking to that.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Richard Stuart
Mr. President, what this bill does is it sets out some guidelines for when vmrc considers suspending people's license to fish, crab, oyster, etcetera, and it also says that you can only take one -- the license in the category for which you're braib breaking the law versus taking all of their license for fisheries that they May have not committed an offense in and it requires vmrc to take the civil penalties by credit card payment. With that, Mr. President, I move the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1573 all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, months 19.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1605, a bill relating to parental choice education savings accounts. Reported from the committee on education and health with a substitute. Finance with amendment. Reported from the committee on
[Unknown]
The Senator from Bedford, Senator Newman .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I move that the committee substitute be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the substitute be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. The ayes have it. Those opposed, no. The committee substitute is agreed to. The Senator from Bedford .
Steve Newman
Mr. President, I move the bills pass and speaking to the motion.
[Unknown]
Senator, if we do the amendment, then we'll move to --
[Unknown]
I'm sorry. I move that the finance committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Bedford .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I move the bill pass and before yielding the moore to the Senator from Henrico -- floor to the Senator from Henrico, this bill you have seen before. In all fairness, this bill failed in the Senate version on a 20-20 tie. This is the bill that permits parents in public schools the ability to have an education savings account. Mr. President, as you May remember from the other bill, it allows for an amount equivalent to a percentage of all the annual soq fundings to be taken into the account and it permits a parent to use the money in such a way that would include tuition, deposits, fees, and required textbooks. Mr. President, this bill came to us in a very broad way and then we ended up paring it back to the Senator from Henrico 's language. With that, I would yield to the Senator from Henrico .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Henrico, Senator Dunnavant .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. I think that has been explain extremely well. Those criteria that we limited were 300% of the poverty level and an iep. So I hope you will support this bill and I move that we --
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1605 all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19.
[Unknown]
Ayes 21, nos 19. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1731, bill relating to the periodic review of exemptions from the administrative process act by the joint commission on administrative rules. Reported from the committee on finance with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta County, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the committee amendment be agreed to.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Augusta .
Emmett Hanger
Mr. President, I would move that the bill pass and speaking to that.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. This bill sets up a periodic review of exemptions from the administrative process act. The Senate amendment contains financial contingency clause relative to whether or not it would be funded in the budget. I hope the bill will pass. Thank you, Mr. President.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1731 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1919, a bill relating to assisted living facilities, cap on civil penalties. Reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Spotsylvania, Senator Reeves .
Bryce Reeves
Thank you, Mr. Chairman -- or Mr. President. Ask the bill pass, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Bryce Reeves
Ladies and gentlemen of the body, this is the same bill that my seat mate carried earlier that aligned the cap to apply in senior care facilities with a yearly inspection to every two years so it's more consistent with the required inspections and I ask the bill pass.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 1919 all in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 40, nos 0. The bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1939, a bill relating to hunting apparel, blaze pink. Reported from the committee on agriculture, conservation and natural resources.
[Unknown]
Mmm mmm mmm. I guess you have it. Senator from Stafford, you're
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Up. Mr. President, I 'd move the bill pass and speaking to that.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, this just authorizes some alternative fashions when you're deer hunting. We're require to wear blaze Orange now, but those that prefer can wear blaze pink, like the Senator from Arlington who as beautiful pink outfit today. With that, Mr. President, I 'd move the bill pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Grayson County, Senator Carrico .
Bill Carrico
Oh boy.
[Unknown]
Would the gentleman --
Bill Carrico
Would the Senator from Stafford yield.
[Unknown]
I don't really want to, but I guess I will.
[Unknown]
He yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
So could the gentleman answer if I wore blaze pink -- [ laughter ] -- and I 'm having a hard time getting past that visualization, Mr. President and doe scent at the same time, would I be hunting over bait during buck season?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Stafford .
[Unknown]
No.
[Unknown]
Thank the gentleman.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Lynchburg, Mr. Peake.
Mark Peake
Mr. President, speaking to the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
Mark Peake
Just by way of explanation, I have no objection or problems with the color pink or blaze pink and pink certainly looks good most days on the Senate majority leader, but I have been advised that from one of my constituents, that there are a number of gentlemen who are color blind and actually hunters do not see pink, and so I have a constituent who is concerned with that. My objection is on his behalf, that color blind males do not see pink, but otherwise have no objection to the bill.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall hb 1939 pass. All in favor of the motion will opposed no. Record their votes aye, those 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 35, no, sir five.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos five, the bill passes.
[Unknown]
House bill 1974, a bill to require the department of environmental quality to receive approval from the general assembly for a state plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing stationary sources prior to submitting the state plan to the u.S. Environmental protection agency for approval. Reported from the committee on finance with amendment.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta, Senator Hanger .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the -- that we accept the committee amendment.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall the committee amendment be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendment is agreed to. The Senator from Augusta .
Emmett Hanger
Thank you, Mr. President. I move the bill pass and speaking to that.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, this is a bill I think is familiar to all of you which would require the department of environmental quality to get approval from the general assembly before they implemented a clean power plan for certain facilities that were built prior to a certain time. The Senate amendment places the financing contingency clause. It is our intent to fund the $350,000, but we also have an alternative plan for that money if the governor would happen not to like this bill and if there's any further explanation needed, I would yield to my friends from coal country.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Fairfax city, Senator Petersen .
Chap Petersen
Would the gentleman yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the Senator yield for a question?
Chap Petersen
I'd be pleased to yield.
[Unknown]
I would ask the gentlemen is there currently a federal carbon dioxide cap?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would say to the gentleman no.
[Unknown]
The Senator from Fairfax city.
[Unknown]
Does the current administration in Washington have any plan to adopt one?
[Unknown]
The Senator from Augusta .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I would say to the gentleman that the current administration in Washington is hard to figure what their plans are, but I would suggest they probably would not be inclined so.
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The Senator from Fairfax can
[Unknown]
Mr. He agree that the current Head of the epa was actually a plaintiff in the lawsuit that would rule the clean power plan was unconstitutional.
Bill Howell
Mr. President, I would agree that the gentleman from -- I think the attorney general from oklahoma who was the plaintiff is not likely to like a clean power plan.
[Unknown]
I thank the gentleman. He.
Bill Howell
Thank you, senators. The question is shall House bill 1974 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 20, nos 20.
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Ayes 20, nos 20. The chair votes no. The bill does not pass.
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House bill 2220, a bill relating to alcoholic beverage control, limited mixed beverage license for retail cigar shops. Reported from the committee on rehabilitation and social services with amendments.
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The Senator from Spotsylvania .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Move the committee amendments.
[Unknown]
The question is shall the committee amendments be agreed to. All in favor of the motion will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The amendments are agreed to. The Senator from Spotsylvania .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. House bill 2220 creates a limited mixed beverage retail cigar shop license which will authorize the cigar shop to give away no more than two mixed beverages including beer, wine, in a cigar shop area approved bit board. This is a very tailored and narrowly defined area. There's certain restrictions within the bill that makes sure it doesn't turn into a quote-unquote bar. We've already had a few exceptions to this rule. There was debate on this back and forth. As you can tell the vote outcome was mixed. 35 states so far have this Mr. President, I ask the bill provision. Pass.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Alexandria .
[Unknown]
Would the Senator from Spotsylvania yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the Senator from Spotsylvania yield?
[Unknown]
Absolutely, Mr. President.
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He yields, is rn.
[Unknown]
I would ask the Senator cha caught, what caught my eye was in addition to giving away wine and beer, this would allow cigar shops to give away mixed beverages and I 'm wondering if that's already allowed to these other people with exemptions that they can give away mixed beverages.
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The Senator from Spotsylvania .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, you know, I don't know without having to go I know they can do beer and back. Wine, but I don't know if they have mixed beverages with regard to the other exceptions with the day spas, stylists and cupcake stores. I'm not sure.
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The Senator from Alexandria .
[Unknown]
Speaking very briefly against the bill.
[Unknown]
The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
The bill gives an advantage to cigar shops over restaurants and restaurants can't give away alcohol and any liquor they serve has to meet the foods and beverage requirement. I'm concerned that we allow a lot of people -- the only people that I 'm understanding can give away spirits are distillers, which makes sense for sampling, but I think there is expanding these alcohol giveaways a step too far and hope people vote no.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from Prince William County, Senator McPike .
Jeremy McPike
Mr. President, rising to speak in favor of the bill the Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
To follow up on the Senator from Alexandria 's questions, just to outline, there's a very high threshold, $200,000 worth of premium grars. This is a very high threshold and frankly, it is more refinement from the premium grars and they do pairings is what I 'd say, much like many restaurants in Alexandria, it's actually a pairing of flavors of the cigar to different liquors or mixed drinks, so this is a very narrowed bill. Initially had some issues with it, but taking a look at it, this impacts roughly 60 small businesses that have invested several hundred thousand dollars and with that, I ask the body approve the measure.
Jeremy McPike
Thank you, Senator. The Senator from western Fairfax County, Senator morriston.
Bill Howell
Thank you, Mr. President. With the gentleman from Prince William yield for a question?
[Unknown]
Would the Senator from Prince William yield?
[Unknown]
I yield.
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I yields, Senator .
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Since these are full drinks and not just tastings, I think we've seen a nerf tastings bill in here, but these are full drinks, are they not?
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The Senator from Prince William .
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It is my understanding they do have a drink size portioned for abc rules.
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The Senator from western Fairfax County .
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Would the gentleman agree with me that that might be more liquor than necessary to fair up whether it tastes good with a particular stwrar?
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The Senator from prince with many.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I 'd respond to the Senator that I 'm not negative a fish mad to of cigars, but I know folks who are and enjoy a drink with their cigar.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. President. Speaking to the bill at the proper time.
[Unknown]
You have the floor, Senator .
[Unknown]
It seems to me like doubling down on two bad habits. I think this is a bad bill and I hope we reject it.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Senator. The question is shall House bill 2220 pass. All in favor of the motion will record their votes aye, those opposed no. Are the senators ready to vote? Have all the senators voted? Do any senators desire to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 10, nos 30.
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Ayes 10, nos 30. The bill does not pass. The Senator ssh senior Senator from Loudoun County .
[Unknown]
Mr. President, having voted on the prevailing side by which we passed hb 1974, I ask that rewe consider that bill.
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Thank you, Senator .
Bill Howell
The clerk will close the roll. Ayes 39, noes 1.
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The bill passes. A bill relating to public schools, regional charter school division. Reported to committee on finance.
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Senator Newman .
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I move that the bill pass.
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The Senator has the floor.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, you have seen this bill in its identical form earlier this year from the Senator from Rockingham. Mr. President, you will recall this bill authorizes the board of education to establish a regional charter school division, consistenting of at least two, but not more than 3 regional school divisions. It also as a protection in the bill against having to include the enrollment of school divisions of more than 3,000 -- unless they have more than 3,000 students. Also, the supervision is played out in this bill, that it will consist of members, it will be 8 members appointed by the board, and 1 member appointed by the localities of each of the underlying school divisions. Mr. President, the bill also has the funding laid out clearly and the bill requires that the state's share of standards of quality per people funding in the school division, which the student resides will be transferred to the charter school. With t hat, I hope the bill passes. >> The question is should House bill 2343 pass. All those in favor of the motion record their vote aye. Have all the senators voted? If any Senator desires to change their vote? The clerk will close the roll.
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Ayes 21, no13.
[Unknown]
Having voted on the prevailing side which House 2220 failed, I ask that we reconsider that vote.
[Unknown]
Shall the question which House bill 2220 failed be reconsidered? All those in favor record their votes aye. Have all the senators voted? Any senators decide to change their vote?
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Ayes 40, no 0.
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The motion is agreed to.
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House bill 2020 will go by for the day.
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2220.
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Uncontested calendar has bills on second reading.
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Senator norman.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, I respect that all the House bills on the second reading on the uncontested and regular calendar, including House bill 1585, through House bill 2394, that the rules the suspended and the constitutional reading of the title be dispensed with.
Bill Howell
Shall the rules be suspended and pages 41 through 46, House bill 1585 through 2394 be dispense with. All those in favor of the motion record their votes aye. Have all the senators voted? Any senators decide to change their vote, the clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 39, no 0.
[Unknown]
Thank you Mr. President, I ask that all the bills be passed by for the day.
[Unknown]
Thank you Senator. The question is shall the House bills in third reading go by for the day. All in favor of the motion say aye.
[Unknown]
Aye.
[Unknown]
The ayes have it. The bills will go by for the day.
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Joint resolution on third reading, 693, proposing an amendment to the constitution of Virginia, by adding an article x, 7-d, special funds for special purposes.
[Unknown]
Mr. President.
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The Senator from Fairfax
[Unknown]
Can that resolution go by one city. More day.
Bill Howell
Without objection, 693 will go by for the day. The Senator from James city county, Senator norman.
[Unknown]
Mr. President, does that complete today's calendar?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
[Unknown]
Senator Ruff, were you prepared for the memorial resolution.
[Unknown]
I move that the rules be suspended and joint resolution 418 taken up for immediate consideration.
[Unknown]
Thank you Senator, shall the rules be suspended and sjr-418 be taken for immediate consideration. All those in favor record their votes aye, have all the senators voted? Any senators desire to change the vote? The clerk will close the role.
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Ayes 40, no 0.
[Unknown]
The rules are suspended, the clerk will please read the title.
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Senate joint resolution 418, celebrating the life of Lewis g. Saunders.
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All those in favor will please rise. [gavel banging]
[Unknown]
The resolution is agreed to. Is there any other business for the Senate ? The clerk will please report any announcements on the desk.
[Unknown]
Tomorrow, February 22nd, don't forget the Wagner yard sale 1:00 to 4:00 p.M. Tomorrow and the proceeds will go to the paige community service project, which is the food bank. The republican caucus will meet 1.5 hour before caucus, the democratic caucus will meet in Senate room 1.
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Senator Newman .
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Mr. President, I move that the Senate now adjourn until 11:00 a.M. Tomorrow.
[Unknown]
Thank you Senator. The question is shall the Senate stand adjourn until 11:00 a.M. Tomorrow.
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All those in favor say aye.
[Unknown]
Aye.
[Unknown]
The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00 a.M. Tomorrow. [gavel banging] [gavel banging]