01/12/2018 Senate Proceedings

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Minutes

Called to order at 11:00 a.m. by President pro tempore Stephen D.
Newman

Prayer offered by The Reverend Dr. Rodney D. Waller, First African
Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

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

BILLS REPORTED

From Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources: SB 28S
rereferred to Finance, 32S rereferred to Finance, 81A, 218S, 247S rereferred to
Finance, 340A, 344, 374S rereferred to Finance, 414, 450, 470

From Rehabilitation and Social Services:

Bills and resolutions presented, ordered printed and referred under
Senate Rules 11(b) and (26)g: see January 15 Senate Calendar

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 76 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 103 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 227 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 269 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 287 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 295 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 304 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 330 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILL ON FIRST READING

SB 134 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block
vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

On motion of Senator McDougle, the Senate adjourned at 11:24 a.m.
to convene Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Transcript

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

Kirk Cox
The House will come to order. [gavel banging] >> The House will come to order. Members please take your seats. House will come to order. Clerk will call the calendar.
[Unknown]
Continuing with today's calendar, on Page 52, Page 52, supplemental information, Senate bills vetoed by the governor. None of those are actually before us, skipping over them to Page 55. Senate bills with governor's recommendation. Page 55. Senate bill 744, an act to amend and reenact a second of the code of Virginia relating to demolition and removal of derelict structures. Passed the Senate January 28th, passed with a House substitute, the governor's recommendation is before the body. >> The gentleman from Loudoun, Mr. Minchew. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This bill from the Senate is identical to my bill on the same subject, I would skit be the will of the House to accept the governor's amendment. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll. .
[Unknown]
Ayes 84, nos 2. >> Ayes 84, nos 2. The amendments are agreed to. >> Continuing on Page 5e, Senate bill 775, an act to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to unemployment compensation, responsibility of employers for benefit charges. Penalty for pattern of failure to respond to requests for information. Pane nalts for fraudulent claims to unemployment xaention benefits. Pass the Senate January 18th, passed the House February 12th. The governor's recommendation is before the body. >> The gentleman from Powhatan, Mr. Ware.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The language added in Senate bill 775 provides in four instances of a employers failure to respond to requests for information about a claim, it's deemed to be a find fg erroneous payments. The language exceeds the requirements of the federal unemployment tax act and thus does not conform to the current requirements of federal law. The attorney general, agreeing with the federal government, says that we ought not to have that language. The amendment deletes the language. I hope we will accept the governor's amendment. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 93, nos 0. >> Ayes 93, nos 0, the amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 56 of the calendar, Page 56, Senate bill 779, an act to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to the assignment of membership interests in a limited liability company, passed the Senate January 18th, passed the House February 19th. The governor's recommendation is before the body.
Kirk Cox
The gentleman from Scott, Mr. Kilgore.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, the governor's amendment avoids a potential conflict with another section of the code, so it's a technical amendment, but Senate bill 779 dealt with the transfer of management rights in a limited liability company. I hope it would be the pleasure of the ho to us adopt the governor's amendment.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 92, nos 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 92, nos 1, the amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 804, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the voluntary boundary agreement. Passed the Senate January 22nd, passed the House February 20th. The governor's recommendation is before the body. >> Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Farrell. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 804, the governor's amendments address what many believe to be a technical issue, meaning that gis boundaries can be seen on a map when you go and try to implement those boundaries on somebody's piece of property because of the accuracy of gis, you could be one meter off, you could be ten meters off and actually trying to figure out when you're dealing with a person's pernt property, you want to be -- personal property, you want to be exact as you possibly can. The language calls for tighter boundary lines to be used to make sure boundaries are correct, so I would hope you would accept the governor's recommendations. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 90, nos 6.
[Unknown]
Ayes 90, nos 6, the amends are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 57, Senate bill 832, an act to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to child pornography, mandatory minimum sentence penalties. Passed the Senate February 1st, passed the House February 20th. The governor's recommendation is before the body. >> Anybody prepared to handle this bill on child pornography? >> Mr. Speaker. >> Mr. Bell.
[Unknown]
There is identical to the -- this is a Senate version identical to the House bill we heard a few minutes ago that expanded a list of crimes for which the mandatory minimum sentences would run consecutively, not concurrently. I hope it would be the pleasure of the House to adopt the governor's amendment. Thank you. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 94, nos 2. >> Ayes 94, nos 2. The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 57, Senate bill 839, an act to amend and reenact section of the code of Virginia relating to local boundaries for law enforcement purposes. Passed the Senate January 21st, passed the House with a substitute on the 14th of February. The governor's recommendation is before the body. >> The gentleman from Montgomery, Mr. Yost. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 839, the gone's recommendations make it identical to my bill that passed out of the House unanimously, House bill 2216, therefore I recommend the body accept the governor's amendment.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 95, nos 0, the amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 887, an act to amend and reenact seconds of the code of Virginia relating to farm use vehicles, passed the Senate January 22nd, passed the House with amendments on February 14th. The governor's recommendation is before the body.
Kirk Cox
The gentleman from Virginia beach.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, it just omits the word "truck" after pickup when it talks about farm use vehicles, so I move we accept.
Kirk Cox
Isn't that what it says? >> I move we accept the governor's amendment. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 99, nos 0.
[Unknown]
The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 58 of the calendar, Page 58, Senate bill 892, an act to amend and reenact amend and reenact sections of the code of Virginia relating to the department of motor vehicles, vehicles used by commercial fishermen. Passed the House February 14th.. The governor's recommendation is before the body.
Kirk Cox
The gentleman from Westmoreland, Ms. Ransone.
[Unknown]
I ask we adopt the governor's recommendation. It is a technical amendment that specifically states what the pound limits would be on a semi trailer behind a truck.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 0, the amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 899, an action to amend and reenact the code of vas relating to bumper stickers on school buses. The governor's recommendation is before the body. >> Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Madison. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, this amendment is largely technical, just simply says that the local school boards can display on a school bus any decal relating to school bus safety, so long as it does not obstruct the name of the school division or the number of the bus. I hope it would be the pleasure of House to accept the governor's amendment. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 0. >> Ayes 97, nos 0, the amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 929 -- 921 is not before the body. Continuing on Page 59, Senate bill 960, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to determining residency of public school students. Passed the House February 21st. The governor's recommendation is before the body.
Kirk Cox
The gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. La million I don't know.
Benny Lambert
Thank you, Mr. Spheric. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this is the kinship care bill that pertains to circumstances in which a child's parents cannot care for the child but that a relative can on a temporary basis, and that relative lives in a different school jurisdiction, or school division. The governor's amendments are simply clarifying in nature. They indicate that the written information that are provided by the parent and the adult relative to the school division need to be north tore rised -- note tar rised and that when a social services department is consulted in the matter, that the social services department indicate that the arrangement is in the best interest of the child in question. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to adopt the governor's recommendation.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
Benny Lambert
Ayes 92, nos 6.
[Unknown]
The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 60 of the calendar, Page 60, Senate bill 1009, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the neighborhood assistance act tax credit. Passed the Senate January 25th, passed the House with amendments February 13th. Governor's recommendations 1, 2, and 3 are the only amendments by the governor that are before the body.
Kirk Cox
The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Massie.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The amendments 1, 2, and 3 before us, amendment 1 conforms -- the neighborhood assistance act in Delegate Howell 's and my education improvement scholarship act sit next door to each other in the code and this just conforms the neighborhood assistance act to what we have in the education improvement scholarship act, which required audits or reviews for certain organizations. And then 2 and 3 are really technical. Dls recommends that we take out "shall" because it says provide. They thought shall provide was redundant, so I would move the adoption of the -- or move we pass the governor's amendments number 1, 2, and 3.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the governor's recommendations 1, 2, and 3 as many -- shall it be amended? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 1, the amendments 1, 2, and 3 are agreed. >> Continuing on Page 60, Senate bill 1024, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the administrative process act. Department of criminal justice services exemption. Passed the Senate January 18th. The governor's recommendation is before the body.
[Unknown]
The yeah from Virginia beach, Mr. Knight.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, this bill came through my subcommittee in general laws and the original bill allows the department of criminal justice to be exempt from the time constraints of the administrative process act. The governor's amendment said provided such actions are authorized by the governor in the interest of public safety. Just clarifying in nature and I move we accept the governor's amendment. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 97, nos 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 1, the governor's amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 61 of the calendar, Page 61. Senate bill bill 1032, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to sex offender and crimes against minors registry act. Offenses requiring registration. Passed the Senate and the House. The governor's recommendation is before the body. >> Anybody prepared to handle this bill? >> Mr. Speaker.
Kirk Cox
The gentleman from Caroline, Mr. Orrock. >> Mr. Speaker, these amendments are clearly technical. They just change the tense of the word involved to the plural involves, and changing was to is. I hope it would be the pleasure of the body to accept the amendment. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 99, nos 0. >> Governor's amendments are agreed to. [captioning will resume shortly]
Kirk Cox
The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 80. >> Nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. Amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
The gentleman from loudon, Mr. May. >> Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, the change in Senate bill 1038 is purely technical. It eliminates a reference to a violation of an ordinance when it should have said violation of this section. I ask that the body accept the amendment. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendations of the governor? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 67, nos 31.
[Unknown]
Ayes 67, nos 31. The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1052, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to revising and recodifying the wills, trusts trusts and fiduciary. Emergency, passed Senate, passed House February 14th. Governor's recommendations before the body. >> The governor's recommendations to appear. It's simply a technical fix, Mr. Speaker. I move we adopt the recommendation.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendations of the governor? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 98, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. The recommendations are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 62, Senate bill 1083, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to regulation of synthetic canabanoids. Passed Senate February 1st, passed delegates February 19th governor's recommendations before the body.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Lynchburg, Mr. Garrett. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senate bill 1083, since the conclusion, the department of forensic of science and law enforcement officials have did detected additional substances not listed. To account for this, the governor is proposing to include five additional chemicals to the list of prohibited substances outlined in the statutes. Three of those are synthetic and two are schedule one hallucinogenics. Mr. Speaker, I move the House agree to the governor's amendment.
Tom Garrett
Shall the bill be amended in accordance of the recommendations of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 1. >> Ayes 97, nos 1. The governor's amendments are agreed to.
Tom Garrett
Continuing on Page 63, Senate bill 1097, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to special education for hearing impaired children. Passed the Senate February 4th passed House February 13th. Governor's recommendations are before the body now. >> The gentleman from stanton, Mr. Bell.
Brandon Bell
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, the governor's amendment is technical in nature. It's clarifying. This simply conforms this bill to House bill 1344, which passed in the House unanimously. I would ask that we accept the amendments.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
Brandon Bell
Ayes 99, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes the -- 99, nos 0. The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1017, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to watercraft tighting certificates. Penalty. Passed the Senate January 3rd, passed House with amendments January 15th. The governor's recommendations are before the body.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Powhatan, Mr. Ware. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The amendments to Senate bill 1117, I know you've been waiting to hear there are 17 of them. No, sir 1 and 10 through 17 all correct the year the legislation would go into effect, reflecting a House committee adopted delayed enactment clause. Amendments 2 through 7 make proper word choice and consistency and the gramarians among us are pleased with that. Those of you reading carefully noticed the u.S. Code citations did not have parentheses before the corrections were made. Now, when we adopt them, they will. I move we adopt the governor's amendments.
Kirk Cox
Do you want to sever them? (laughter). >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendations of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 2.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 2. The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 65, Senate bill 1094, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to juvenile alleged to be truant, development of truancy plan, passed Senate, February 2nd, passed House February 20th. Governor's recommendation is before the body.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from loudon, Mr. Greason. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This amendment looks like it's pretty simple, but just so the body knows, the amendment removes the reenactment clause, which was a hot point of debate during the session earlier this year. So let me just lay it out for you real quick. I know the hour is late. Today when a student is truant, they go through a series of processes that are already in existence and end up many times in a juvenile court, and the juvenile court now says you have to go to a multi-disciplinary team to determine why you are truant, and we're going to help you fix the problems that cause you to be truant. This legislation, as passed the House, says let's not wait until we get to the court system. Let's move the referral to the multi-disciplinary team much earlier in your truancy history. So now you're truant five and six times. You go to this multi-disciplinary team. You get the help that you need. Hopefully you're less truant. Both of those will cost money. Okay? So what we believe is that if you go through the court system, that's going to cost an enormous amount of money. If you can prevent the problem earlier in the process, you will save money. No one is exactly sure who's right. Costs money either way. So there was a reenactment clause put on this to say, let's look at it for a whole year and determine if we can collect the data, understand ultimately which one of these will cost more money and then we can make a decision, thus the reenactment clause. The governor's amendment removes the reenactment clause because the administration believes, as they stated earlier, and some of us agree, myself included, that if you do what's here before you right now, we will ultimately save money. I will end by saying this doesn't cost the state any money. If you look at the fiscal impact statement, it will suggest that it does not cost the statement money. We're talking about how much this will cost the localities. I'd be happy to take any questions. I encourage you to accept the amendment from the governor and remove the reenactment clause.
Kirk Cox
Gentleman, Mr. Landes. >> Speaking to the amendment. >> Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
The reason we and the House agreed to the reenactment clause was just as the gentleman mentioned. We don't know specifically what the impact on localities will be. Localities believe that there is going to be a cost associated with doing this, and I think everybody agrees the policy is correct and well intended. The reason for the enactment clause was to allow the localities and the state to look at it over the next year what those costs to the locality May be. If you don't keep the reenactment clause, there potentially is an unfunded mandate on our local governments and local school systems, and I would ask you to reject the governor's recommendation to make sure we have a year to find out what actually the costs May be to our localities. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendation of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 63.
[Unknown]
Ayes 35, nos 63. The amendments are no agreed to.
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 65. Senate bill 1095, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the establishment of the entrepreneur and residence program, passed Senate February 4th, passed House with a substitute February 21st. The governor's recommendation is before the body. >> The gentleman from Augusta, Mr. Landes. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen, Senate bill 1195, you May recall, would set in place an entrepreneur and residence program for executives to work within state government to look for efficiencies and cost effective means of bringing forth changes and reforms in state government. The idea actually occurred from other states, and dell and some other companies are very interested in having their executives be able to do this. It wouldn't cost the state a dime. They're volunteering to do this. The governor's amendment basically would remove the reenactment clause. The reason the reenactment clause was put on there in the first place was there was confusion at the time whether all agencies could do this and were prepared to do this moving forward this coming year. The governor believes that now all state agencies that actually will be doing this or are doing this can do that over the next year, so I 'm going to ask you to support the governor's amendment and the other thing that this amendment does is basically, in addition to the reenactment clause, takes out the guidelines set forth by the secretary of commerce and trade. The administration believes they can do that without having that language and that that can be put in place. So I would ask you to agree to the governor's recommendation to Senate bill 1195. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendations of the governor? >> The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ace 9 -- ayes 99, nos 0. >> Ayes 99, nos 0. The amendments are agreed to.
Kirk Cox
Turning po Page 66, Senate bill 1218, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the department of motor vehicles, comprehensive customer service, passed Senate January 22nd, passed House February 11th. The governor's recommendation is before the body. >> Gentleman from loudon, Mr. May.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, the governor's recommendation is simply a technical amendment. It was also recommended that the office of the executive secretary of the supreme court. The amendment simply clarifies the dmv May waive testing requirements for the spouse or dependent of a military service member who has applied for a motorcycle endorsement, has completed a rider training course approved by the armed forces. In other words, the spouse or defendant of a service member must meet the same motorcycle training requirements as the service member in order for the testing to be waived. I hope it's the pleasure of the House to accept the amendments to 1218. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendations of the governor? >> The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 97, nos 0. >> Ayes 97, nos 0. The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 66, Senate bill 1222, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to unlawful use of handheld personal communication devices while driving. Penalty, passed Senate February 5th. Passed House with substitute on February 20th. Governor's recommendations before the body. >> The gentleman from Prince William, Mr. Anderson. >> Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 122020 is identical to my House bill 1907. It does three things. First of all, it makes texting while driving a primary offense. Secondly, increases the penalty for first and subsequent offenses by 125 and $250 respectively and then directs the department of criminal justice services to make training available to subordinate law enforcement agencies. I move that the House accept the governor's amendment.
Kirk Cox
Gentleman from Fairfax, Mr. Lemunyon. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the amendments. >> Gentleman has the floor.
[Unknown]
Since this is identical to House bill 1907, I would like to ask again we consider the first three amendments in block separate from the 40s.
Kirk Cox
Okay. The first question is, shall the House agree to the amendments recommended by the governor, amendments no. 1, 2, and 3? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 86, nos 11.
Kirk Cox
Ayes 86, nos 11. Those amendments are agreed to. Now, shall the House agree to the amendments recommended by the governor, item no. 4? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 83, nos 13. >> Ayes 83, nos 13. The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 67, Page 67, Senate bill 1261, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to accident and sickness insurance health benefit exchange navigators. Passed Senate February 5th, House February 19th. Governor's recommendations are before the body.
[Unknown]
General from Henrico, Mr. Owe O'Bannon. >> Thank you.
Kirk Cox
The first is grammatical area. The second strikes redundant language. I would hope the House will adopt those. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendations of the governor? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 77, nos 18.
[Unknown]
Ayes 77, nos 18. Those amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 67, Senate bill 1270, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to marina operators filing lists of boat owners. Passed Senate January 25th. Passed House February 13th. Governor's recommendation is before the body.
[Unknown]
The gentleman from Lunenburg, Mr. Wright. >> Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 1270 requires state and local agencies operating marinas or boat storage to file with commissioners of revenue a list of boats and boat owners. The governor's amendment is technical and clarifies that state and local agencies that violate this code section shall not be guilty of a misdemeanor. I hope it's the pleasure of the body to accept the governor's recommendation.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker? >> Mr. Cole. >> Yes. Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield for a question? But I 'm just wondering if we're not setting up with situation here where private individuals would be guilty of something, but if you're a government employee and you're guilty of the same behavior you would not be guilty of it. Are we setting up a double standard here with this recommendation?
Kirk Cox
Anybody care to answer that question? >> Well, Mr. Speaker, I would urge that we reject the governor's amendment. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendations of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 26, nos 70. >> Ayes 26, nos 70. The amendments are rejected.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1277, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to wildlife exhibitor permits. Exemption, passed Senate January 1st, passed House with amendments February 8th. Governor's recommendations before the body. >> Anybody? The gentleman from Powhatan, Mr. Ware. >> Mr. Speaker, the amendment of the governor on this wildlife exhibiters bill changes -- let me get the Page here -- conditions to standards. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to adopt the governor's amendment. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendations of the governor, his excellency? I wasn't through.
[Unknown]
Sorry.
Kirk Cox
Robert frances mcdo mcdonnell. >> The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 94, nos 1. >> Ayes 94, nos 1. Those amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Continuing on Page 68, Senate bill 1279, an act to amend, repeal and reenact a myriad of sections of the code of Virginia relating to transfer of responsibility for administration water quality programs. Passed the Senate January 3rd. Passed the House with substitute on February 8th. Conference report adopted by the House on the 23rd. And governor's recommendations are before the body.
[Unknown]
The gentlewoman from Frederick, Ms. Sherwood. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, this bill is exactly the same as House bill 2048, which is the consolidation of water quality permitting and planning programs at the department of environmental quality. The recommendations are technical, and I would hope that you accept the governor's recommendation. >> Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendations of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 74, nos 23. >> Ayes 74, nos 23. The recommendations are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Turning to Page 69, Senate bill 1305, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the membership of the board of commissioners to the Virginia port authority, powers, duties and procurement of the Virginia port authority, membership of the commonwealth transportation board. Passed Senate February 4th, passed House February 19th. Governor's recommends are -- recommendations are before the body.
Kirk Cox
Gentleman from Suffolk, Mr. Jones.
Kirk Cox
This is identical to House bill 2047 that we passed amendments about an hour and a half ago, and I ask we accept the governor's amendments? Shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendations of the governor? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 98, nos 0.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Senate bill 1317, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of an act to amend and reenact relating to the conveyance of certain real property to the mill company located in Roanoke County. Passed Senate February 4th, passed House February 20th. Governor's recommendations before the body.
[Unknown]
The gentleman from bot tock, Mr. Head. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, Senate bill 1317 was a mosquitofication of 2011 legislation that allowed conveyance of land and a land swap between manel mill and the department of general services. The original legislation was in two forms, a House bill and Senate bill. The Senate bill only addressed modifications in one of those. This corrects that and gets everything in the 2011 legislation in concert. Everything else is completely technical and clarifying, and I would hope that we would adopt the governor's recommendations.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill be amended in accordance of the recommendations of the governor? The clerk will close the roll.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 0. >> Ayes 98, nos 0. The amendments are agreed to.
Kirk Cox
Turning to Page 71. Senate bill 1324 is not before the body. Senate bill 1331 is, an act to place moratorium on the use of unmanned aircraft systems, passed Senate February 5th. Passed House with a substitute February 20th. Governor's recommendation is before the body. >> The gentleman from Rockbridge, Mr. Cline.
[Unknown]
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this is the two-year drone moratorium. The substitute includes the same language that was approved by the House to provide additional limited exception for certain search and rescue missions. I hope it be the pleasure of the House to adopt the Senate substitute -- or the governor's recommendation.
Kirk Cox
Shall the bill be amended in accordance of the recommendations of the governor? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 98, nos 1.
[Unknown]
Ayes 98, nos 1. The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
And continuing on Page 71, Senate bill 1378, an act to amend and reenact a section of the code of Virginia relating to the sale or transport for sale of firearms on of what of or to certain persons, penalty. Passed Senate February 15th, passed House February 20th. The governor's recommendations are before the body.
[Unknown]
Gentleman from Henrico, Mr. Ferrell. >> Mr. Speaker, I will attempt a crack at it. Senate bill 1378, the governor's recommendations are -- I would say are a hunter-friendly amendment. This just protects perhaps the grandfather who is going to buy his grandson's first deer rifle to go deer hunting together, and he May -- the grandson May technically because of his age May not be allowed to bee the -- buy the deer rifle. This would allow this to occur so the grandfather would not been arrested. I would hope you accept the governor's recommendation.
Kirk Cox
Shall -- shall the bill be amended in accordance with the recommendations of the governor? The clerk will close the roll. >> Ayes 87, nos 7.
[Unknown]
Ayes 87, nos 7. The amendments are agreed to.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, that completes the calendar. All the items that we have at this time.
[Unknown]
The clerk will report a resolution.
[Unknown]
House joint resolution no. 978, adjournment whereas House of delegates. The House of delegates concurring a committee of six on the part of the House of delegates be appointed to inform the governor that the reconvened regular session of the 2013 general assembly is ready to adjourn and to inquire if he has any communications to make. >> The gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox. >> Mr. Speaker, I move adoption of the resolution. >> As many that favor that motion will say aye. Those opposed no. That motion is agreed to. Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox, will advise the Senate of the action of the House of delegates and request its concurrence. The House will be at ease. (the House is at ease)
Kirk Cox
How will come to order. Members take your seats. >> Gentleman from Colonial Heights, Mr. Cox. The House will come to order. >> Mr. Speaker, I 'm going to move the House stand in recess until 7:30. >> The gentleman from Colonial Heights moves the House stand in recess until 7:30. As many as favor that motion, say aye. Those opposed, no. That motion is agreed to. Clerk has an announcement.
[Unknown]
Two announcements. One, the courts of justice committee will meet immediately upon the recess here in the chamber at the chairman's desk for a brief meeting. House courts here. Also while we have some time, please remember to clean out your desk and put anyry -- resickeling out on -- recycling out on the floor. Thank you.
[Unknown]
The House stands in recess until 7:30. (the Virginia House of delegates
Kirk Cox
House will come to order. Members please take your seats. The clerk will announce the committee to notify the governor.
[Unknown]
The speaker points the following delegates. Putney, Cox of Hanover, crockett, star, merit, Johnson and committee on the part of the House to inform the governor that the reconvened session is ready to adjourn cada.
[Unknown]
The House will be at ease. [the House is at ease.] >>>
Kirk Cox
House will come to order. Members, please take your seats.
[Unknown]
Does the clerk have any announcements?
[Unknown]
Yes, sir.
Kirk Cox
The gentleman from Bedford, Mr. Putney.
[Unknown]
Yes, sir, Mr. Speaker.
[Unknown]
You were going to ask if we could go sine die.
[Unknown]
Mr. Speaker, I move that the reconvened session of 2013 adjourn sine die.
[Unknown]
All in favor of that motion aye, those opposed no. That's agreed to. The House of delegates is adjourned cada.