03/08/2018 Senate Proceedings

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HB188—00:01:02
HB486—00:00:22
HB1142—00:00:43
HB486—00:00:37
HB485—00:00:40
HB486—00:00:19
HB3—00:00:20
HB220—00:00:34
HB640—00:00:22
HB661—00:00:19
HB709—00:00:22
HB1125—00:00:22
HB1297—00:00:20
HB153—00:00:15
SB35—00:00:53
SB36—00:01:12
SB47—00:01:36
SB73—00:00:48
SB101—00:01:18
SB149—00:00:55
SB150—00:01:02
SB222—00:00:44
SB247—00:02:14
SB392—00:00:56
SB426—00:00:55
SB526—00:00:44
SB539—00:01:39
SB580—00:03:27
SB669—00:00:32
SB716—00:01:02
SB971—00:00:46
SB177—00:00:20
SB35—00:00:46
SB177—00:00:12
HB1158—00:00:25
HB165—00:02:24
HB424—00:00:15
HB345—00:00:25
SJ218—00:00:44
SR59—00:00:22
SR60—00:00:39
SR62—00:00:29
HJ460—00:00:41
HB366—00:00:24
HB345—00:02:00
SJ246—00:16:25
SJ247—00:22:06
SJ248—00:09:37
HB181—00:00:20
HB443—00:00:24
HB1558—00:00:12
HB165—00:01:00
HB345—00:00:14
SB153—00:00:48
SB991—00:00:51
SB371—00:00:17
SB512—00:00:12
SB556—00:00:17
SB796—00:00:17
SB877—00:00:13
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—05:36
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—06:29
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:02
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—01:52
Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)—00:02
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)—00:02
Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)—00:00
Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)—00:00
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)—00:10
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Minutes

Called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Lt. Governor Justin E. Fairfax

Prayer offered by Sanjay Mittal and Satish Korpe, Indian American
Forum of Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

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

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN20307): reading waived (34?Y 6?N)

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint
resolutions: HJ 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432,
433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 447, 448, 449,
450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465,
466, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481,
482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497,
498, 499, 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513,
514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529,
530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 538, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545,
546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 560, 561,
562, 563, 564, 565, 566, 567, 568, 569, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following Senate joint
resolutions: SJ 137, 154, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 169, 170,
171, 172, 173, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188,
189, 190, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205,
206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN30307): reading waived (34?Y 6?N)

The House of Delegates has passed the following Senate bills: SB
76, 89, 105, 163, 310, 379, 540, 569, 658, 673, 693, 775, 819, 846, 994

The House of Delegates has agreed to the amendments proposed by the
Senate to the following House bills: HB 346, 1193, 1257, 1285, 1415

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitutes proposed by
the Senate to the following House bills: HB 128, 1044, 1479, 1568

The House of Delegates has agreed to the substitute with amendment
proposed by the Senate to the following House bill: HB 919

The House of Delegates has defeated the following Senate
bills: SB 169, 187, 715

House joint resolutions laid on Clerks Desk: see March 9
Senate Calendar

 

 


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Transcript

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[Unknown]
Proud of. Thank you all for coming. The gentleman from Henrico, Mr. O'bannon. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise for point of personal privilege. >> Gentleman May proceed.
[Unknown]
Thank you, sir. I'm pleased to rise to the for Black history month. I will tell you when the gentleman from Norfolk handed you a Black calendar for February and says would you like to speak, it is -- he is very hard to say no to. [laughter] >> We have had some eloquent speeches and a lot of passionate speeches. But what I would like to do is bring things a little closer to my home, and tell you about two people who have connections to Henrico County that we have some personal connections with as well. These are both people who advanced significantly the status of african-americans in Henrico and the state. The first person I want to talk about is the lady named Virginia estelle randolph. Miss randolph was the daughter of former slaves. She started her career in education, teaching in good land, and then -- Goochland and then moved to Henrico County in the late 1890s. She taught her whole career in the mountain road school, which is on mountain road in Henrico. She lived in Richmond, she would take the train out to mountain road and the students would walk with her to the school House. Later on she got a bus, and the kids rode the bus. She actually boarded students in her home. At one time having up to 17 students living with her. And I will tell you her experience, the first day I enrolled 14 pupils. The school was old, the grounds were nothing but a red clay hill. Having been taught to make the best of what you have, I began to improve conditions. She took 7.50 of her first month's paycheck, which was $25 and bought gravel for the road going to the school. In 1908, she planted 12 sycamore trees in the school yard. One for each of the disciples. And she was the first person in Virginia to celebrate arbor day. Miss randolph was a true innovator in education. She believed in teaching practical skills, such as hygiene, sewing, cooking, gardening, and other traits, such as woodworking. She said I believe in educating the hand, the eyes, the feet and the soul. A child must learn to use his hands, there is no need for a mind if you can't use your hands. She practiced what she preaches. She eventually got a scholarship from the James foundation and promulgated that curriculum throughout Virginia and the south. It was known as the Henrico plan. And I 'm confident it was the predecessor of home ec and cte. Miss randolph established an industrial exchange on broad street, and I hope you look at the picture on your desk, because that's her exchange. That shows her and a student, the things there look really good to eat, but every penny she made in that exchange, she plowed back into the school. As dee tenant Bryant said at her funeral, no one person in our generation has done more to bring about goodwill and sympathetic understanding between the races in Virginia than the late miss randolph. Her greatness is not to be measured in the honors that came to her during her life, but rather it is to be found in the boys and girls, men and women, who, thanks to her interest and leadership, have attained a better life that she, almost alone in her time, sought for them. A lot more I could say about miss randolph. She is the equivalent in the education world to who maggie walker was in the banking world. The connection, Mr. Speaker, is that miss randolph taught all of Senator biny Lambert 's family. He went to school there and he remembers her fondly. I will be brief on the second individual, Mr. Speaker. How many folks in here remember the name Dr. William ferguson reed? I hope so. [laughter]
[Unknown]
Some of you May have served with him. Dr. Reed is a general surgeon from Richmond. He became the first african-american elected to the general assembly of Virginia since reconstruction. He's a native of Richmond, graduated from Armstrong high school, Virginia union, medical school, served as a nay navy lieutenant in korea. One of the three founders of the Richmond crusade for voters in 1956. He ran in a multi-member district, including Henrico and Richmond, and I 've actually marked his picture downstairs, if you want to go by and look at him when you walk back over to the general assembly building. What he said when he got elected was, quote, I am a caucus of one. And that's the quote that he made. He went on to have a long, distinguished career. He was a diplomat in the medical world as well as in public service, ande lives today in glen allen, Virginia. He is a constituent, and I hear from him regularly on issues that he thinks are important. The personal connection I have for Dr. Reed, when I was an orderly at Richmond memorial hospital in the '60s, I remember him coming in to the emergency room on a Saturday night with a tuxedo, like we sometimes wear down here, and he actually took a patient to the operating room, took out her appendix, then went back to his duties as legislator. Certainly one of my role models. [laughter]
[Unknown]
You know, these are just two people, they served their communities in different times and in different ways, but they both made a very significant difference in the lives of virginians, especially advancing things for african-americans. I hope we think of them both and go by and see Dr. Reed's picture when you go sdoun stairs.