01/13/2022 Senate Proceedings

Minutes

Called to order at 12 m. by Lt. Governor Justin E. Fairfax

Prayer offered by The Reverend Dr. Dwight Riddick, Sr., Gethsemane
Baptist Church, Newport News, Virginia

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
led by Senate Page Summer Alwood of Springfield

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Howell dispensed with reading of Journal (36‑Y
2‑N)

Motion to suspend the Rules to allow Senators who have been
impacted by COVID-19 to vote remotely and electronically agreed to (38‑Y
0‑N)

BILLS REPORTED

From Education and Health: SB 14S, 53, 161 rereferred to Finance
and Appropriations, 232, 238 rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

BILL REREFERRED

From Education and Health: SB 163 rereferred to Judiciary

Bills and resolutions presented, ordered printed and referred under
Senate Rules 11(b) and (26)g: see January 14 Senate Calendar

Committee Nominations Report agreed to (39-Y 1-N)

AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Petersen, Chair; Hanger, Ruff, Obenshain, Stuart, Marsden, Stanley,
Lewis, Suetterlein, Mason, McClellan, Favola, Morrissey, Hashmi, and Hackworth

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Lewis, Chair; Hanger, Stanley, Favola, DeSteph, Dunnavant, McPike,
Howell, Spruill, Morrissey, Bell, Hashmi, Kiggans, Reeves, and Hackworth

PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS

Deeds, Chair; Howell, Vogel, Reeves, Ebbin, Ruff, Spruill, Peake,
McDougle, Surovell, Mason, McClellan, Boysko, Bell, and Hackwworth

REHABILITATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Favola, Chair; Hanger, Locke, McDougle, Reeves, Cosgrove, Surovell,
DeSteph, McPike, Spruill, Mason, Boysko, Morrissey, Kiggans, and Pillion

TRANSPORTATION

Marsden, Chair; Newman, Favola, Cosgrove, DeSteph, Suetterlein,
McClellan, Peake, Boysko, Obenshain, Ebbin, Surovell, McPike, Spruill, and
Pillion

CALENDAR

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS

SJ 2 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 4 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 15 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 16 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 17 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 22 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 23 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 8 - Out of block, Agreed to by Senate

SJ 21 - Out of block, Passed by for day

COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS

SJ 18 - Agreed to by Senate (voice vote)

SJ 6 - Out of block, Passed by for day

SJ 9 - Out of block, Passed by for day

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 81 (Establishing an
Inaugural Committee)

HJR 81 - Rules suspended, Taken up for immediate consideration,
Agreed to by Senate (voice vote), House informed

SENATE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE: L. Louise Lucas, President pro
tempore; Richard L. Saslaw, Thomas K. Norment, Jr., Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.,
Stephen D. Newman, John S. Edwards, Frank M. Ruff, Jr., R. Creigh Deeds, Mark
D. Obenshain, Mamie E. Locke, Ryan T. McDougle, J. Chapman Petersen, George L.
Barker, Jill Holtzman Vogel, Richard H. Stuart, and David W. Marsden

On motion of Senator Lucas, the Senate adjourned at 12:47 p.m. to
convene Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.