HOUSE MINUTES
      William J. Howell, Speaker
      Bruce F. Jamerson, Clerk
      Tuesday, March 16, 2004

      Called to order at 12 m. by William J. Howell, Speaker

      Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms

      Prayer offered by The Reverend Dwight Clinton Jones, the Gentleman from Richmond City

      Delegate Griffith led the House in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America

      Attendance roll call - Quorum present

      Leaves of Absence granted: Delegates Amundson and Stump

      Journal for Monday, March 15, 2004, approved bythe Speaker

      Message from Senate: SJR 257 agreed to

      Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to

      House recessed at 12:16 p.m. until 12:45 p.m.

      House reconvened at 12:45 p.m.

      Message from Senate: SJR 258 agreed to

      HJR 523 (Applying to the Governor to call a special session and establishing a schedule for the conduct of business coming before such special session) offered by Delegate Griffith, Delegate Griffith floor amendment agreed to, Resolution rejected (Y-61 N-28) [requires 67 affirmative votes]

      SJR 257 - Rejected (Y-27 N-62) [requires 67 affirmative votes]

      Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to

      House recessed at 2:34 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

      House reconvened at 3:00 p.m.

      Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to

      House recessed at 3:01 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

      House reconvened at 3:30 p.m.

      SJR 258 - Delegate McDonnell floor amendment agreed to, Delegates Kilgore, Marshall of Prince William, and Frederick floor amendment agreed to, Resolution agreed to (Y-84 N-5), Reconsidered, Delegates Kilgore, Marshall of Prince William, and Frederick floor amendment reconsidered, Delegates Kilgore, Marshall of Prince William, and Frederick floor amendment rejected, Resolution agreed to (Y-89 N-0)

      HB 448 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-81 N-7)

      Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to

      House recessed at 4:01 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

      House reconvened at 4:30 p.m.

      Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to

      House recessed at 4:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

      House reconvened at 5:00 p.m.

      Senate communication received

      House bill amended in accordance with Governor's recommendation: HB 448

      Message from Senate: SJR 258 - House amendment rejected

      SJR 258 - House recedes from its amendment (Y-77 N-7)

      HJR 524 (Adjournment sine die) offered by Delegate Griffith, passed by temporarily

      Motion by Delegate Hall to adjourn sine die rejected

      Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to

      House recessed at 6:50 p.m. until 7:05 p.m.

      House reconvened at 7:05 p.m.

      HJR 524 agreed to

      Message from Senate: HJR 524 agreed to

      Motion by Delegate Griffith to adjourn sine die agreed to

      House adjourned sine die at 7:29 p.m.


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