TIMOTHY M. KAINE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
      SUSAN CLARKE SCHAAR, CLERK
      Tuesday, March 16, 2004

      Called to order at 12 m. by Lt. Governor Timothy M. Kaine

      Prayer offered by The Reverend J. Denise Honeycutt, Virginia Conference, Secretary of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church, Richmond, Virginia

      ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

      Motion of Senator Puller dispensed with reading of Journal (36-Y 0-N)

      Leave(s) of Absence granted: Senators Devolites, Lambert, Wagner and Williams

      SJR 257 offered by Senator Norment

      SJR 257 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, taken up for immediate consideration (33-Y 0-N), read second time, engrossed, Rules suspended, third reading waived (34-Y 0-N), agreed to (31-Y 5-N), House informed

      SR 17 offered by Senator Norment

      SR 17 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, taken up for immediate consideration (36-Y 0-N), read second time, engrossed, Rules suspended, third reading waived (36-Y 0-N), agreed to (31-Y 5-N)

      Rules suspended, privileges of the floor given to distinguished guest (36-Y 0-N)

      COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS

      HJR 5008 - agreed to (voice vote)

      SJR 258 offered by Senator Stolle

      SJR 258 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, taken up for immediate consideration (36-Y 0-N), read second time, engrossed, Rules suspended, third reading waived (36-Y 0-N), reconsidered (36-Y 0-N), Stolle floor amendment agreed to, Rules suspended, third reading waived (36-Y 0-N), agreed to (36-Y 0-N), House informed

      MESSAGE FROM HOUSE - House rejected SJR 257

      HOUSE BILL WITH GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENTS

      HB 448 - Governor's amendments agreed to (33-Y 0-N), reconsidered (33-Y 0-N), Governor's amendments agreed to (31-Y 0-N 2-A)

      COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE(HN10316): reading waived (33-Y 0-N)

      House bill amended in accordance with recommendation of Governor: HB 448

      COMMUNICATION FROM GOVERNOR: Calling for a Special Session to convene Wednesday, March 17th, 2004 at 12 m.

      MESSAGE FROM HOUSE - House agreed to with amendment SJR 258

      SJR 258 - House amendment rejected (22-Y 11-N, 2/3 of elected members needed), House informed

      MESSAGE FROM HOUSE - House receded from its amendment to HJR 258

      MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 524 (adjournment sine die)

      HJR 524 - taken up, agreed to (voice vote), House informed

      On motion of Senator Stosch, the Senate adjourned at 7:25 p.m., sine die

      KEY: A = AMENDMENT(S); S = SUBSTITUTE; SA = SUBSTITUTE WITH AMENDMENT(S)


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