TIMOTHY M. KAINE, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
SUSAN CLARKE SCHAAR, CLERK
Wednesday, March 17, 2004

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

      Prayer offered by The Reverend Benjamin P. Campbell, Pastoral Director, Richmond Hill, Richmond, Virginia

      ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

      Proclamation from the Governor

      MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House is duly organized and ready to proceed

      House informed that Senate is duly organized and ready to proceed

      MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 5001 (Notifying Governor of organization) and request concurrence

      HJR 5001 - taken up, agreed to (voice vote), House informed

      On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 1:10 p.m. to reconvene at 2:05 p.m.

      The Senate reconvened at 2:05 p.m.

      Leave(s) of absence granted: Senators Devolites, Lambert, Ticer and Williams

      MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 5002 (Limiting legislation of 2004 Special Session I)

      HJR 5002 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (35-Y 0-N), Norment floor amendment # 1 agreed to, Norment floor amendment # 2 agreed to, reconsideration of adoption of floor amendment # 2 agreed to (36-Y 0-N), Norment floor amendment # 2 agreed to, engrossed, agreed to (36-Y 0-N), House informed

      Joint resolutions laid on Clerk's Desk under Senate Rule 26(g): See March 19 Calendar

      On motion of Senator Chichester, the Senate recessed at 2:35 p.m. to reconvene at 3:55 p.m.

      The Senate reconvened at 3:55 p.m.

      MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: reading waived (36-Y 0-N)

      House Joint Resolution with rejected amendment #1 and agreed to amendment #2: HJR 5002

      BILL REPORTED

      From Finance: SB 5001A

      UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

      SENATE BILL ON FIRST READING

      Read First Time

      SB5001A, Rules suspended, second constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N), reading of amendments waived (35-Y 0-N), committee amendments agreed to, Cuccinelli floor amendment rejected, Rules suspended, engrossment and third constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N), reconsidered (35-Y 0-N), committee amendments reconsidered (35-Y 0-N), uncontested committee amendments agreed to, Rules suspended, engrossment and third constitutional reading dispensed (34-Y 0-N), pending question ordered (26-Y 7-N), passed (27-Y 8-N)

      Contested committee amendments

      Item 5-0 #1s - agreed to (24-Y 10-N 1-A)

      Item 70 #1s - agreed to

      Item 70 #2s - agreed to

      COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS

      SJR 5001 - Rules suspended, reading waived (35-Y 0-N), agreed to

      SJR 5002 - Rules suspended, reading waived, (35-Y 0-N), agreed to

      On motion of Senator Chichester, the Senate adjourned at 6:05 p.m. to convene Friday, March 19, 2004, at 12m.

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


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