In the Senate
February 24, 2005
THE SENATE HAS AGREED TO WITH AMENDMENTS THE FOLLOWING HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS:
H.J.R. 605 Encouraging Virginia's health care community to increase the education and training of health care professionals in the techniques and benefits of palliative care, and to increase patient awareness regarding palliative care as a treatment component, in order to improve the overall quality of life for those suffering from chronic conditions, and in order to more effectively and efficiently treat the growing population of citizens suffering from chronic illnesses.
Patrons--Morgan, Alexander, Amundson, Brink, Cox, Lingamfelter, O'Bannon, Wardrup and Welch
H.J.R. 625 Requesting the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to study the possibility of exploring for natural gas in the coastal areas of the Commonwealth. Report.
Patrons--Saxman, Landes, Marshall, D.W., McDougle and Weatherholtz
H.J.R. 643 Directing the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the land application of biosolids. Report.
Patrons--Hogan, Abbitt and Byron
H.J.R. 668 Requesting the State Council of Higher Education to study the rising costs of college textbooks and textbook purchasing practices of public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. Report.
Patrons--Oder and Ebbin
H.J.R. 689 Directing the Joint Commission on Technology and Science to study technologies available for cost-effective toll collection. Report.
H.J.R. 706 Supporting the Boy Scouts of America.
Patrons--Fralin, Bell, Griffith, Janis, Landes, McDonnell, Reid, Scott, E.T. and Ware, O.
H.J.R. 709 Memorializing the Congress of the United States to encourage the primary states served by the Interstate Route 81 corridor to adopt an I-81 corridor multi-state transportation planning initiative.
Patrons--Cline, Athey, Carrico, Johnson, Keister, Landes, Louderback, Rust, Saxman, Sherwood, Shuler and Weatherholtz
H.J.R. 768 Recognizing the need to encourage local governments to support the spaying and neutering of companion animals by providing incentives to citizens.
THE SENATE HAS AGREED TO WITH SUBSTITUTES THE FOLLOWING HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS:
H.J.R. 588 Establishing a joint subcommittee to study medical, ethical, and scientific issues relating to stem cell research conducted in the Commonwealth. Report.
H.J.R. 685 Establishing a joint subcommittee to study private youth and single family group homes in the Commonwealth. Report.
Patrons--Hall and Nixon; Senator: Martin
H.J.R. 704 Continuing the Joint Subcommittee to Study Risk Management Plans for Physicians and Hospitals. Report.
Patrons--Athey, Albo, Janis, McDonnell and Melvin; Senator: Norment
H.J.R. 742 Establishing the Commission on Transportation Needs in the Commonwealth. Report.
H.J.R. 790 Supporting the establishment of a memorial commission to pay tribute to the students of Robert R. Moton High School in 1951. Report.
Patrons--Bryant, Cox, Griffith, Hall, Howell, W.J., Jones, D.C. and Moran; Senators: Chichester, Marsh, Saslaw and Stosch
H.J.R. 817 Supporting the establishment of a memorial commission to pay tribute to Virginia's first responders killed in the line of duty. Report.
Patrons--Reese, Abbitt, Albo, Alexander, Armstrong, Athey, BaCote, Barlow, Baskerville, Bell, Black, Brink, Callahan, Carrico, Cline, Cosgrove, Councill, Dillard, Dudley, Ebbin, Eisenberg, Fralin, Frederick, Gear, Griffith, Hall, Hamilton, Howell, A.T., Hugo, Hull, Hurt, Ingram, Janis, Joannou, Johnson, Jones, D.C., Jones, S.C., Keister, Kilgore, Landes, Lewis, Lingamfelter, Marrs, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., May, McDonnell, McDougle, McQuigg, Melvin, Miles, Miller, Moran, Morgan, Nixon, Nutter, O'Bannon, Oder, Orrock, Parrish, Petersen, Phillips, Plum, Pollard, Purkey, Putney, Rapp, Reid, Rust, Saxman, Scott, E.T., Scott, J.M., Shannon, Sherwood, Shuler, Sickles, Spruill, Stump, Suit, Tata, Van Yahres, Ward, Wardrup, Ware, R.L., Watts, Weatherholtz, Welch and Wright
THE SENATE HAS AGREED TO THE FOLLOWING HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS:
H.J.R. 526 Establishing a committee for the purpose of commissioning a portrait of Governor Mark R. Warner for display in the Capitol.
H.J.R. 551 Establishing a joint subcommittee to study reduction of highway noise abatement costs. Report.
H.J.R. 573 Directing the Virginia State Crime Commission to study the characteristics and makeup of discrete criminal street gangs. Report.
H.J.R. 574 Recognizing Chronic Kidney Disease as a health disparity and encouraging licensed health care providers to develop a plan for early identification and implementation of an appropriate clinical management program for individuals at highest risk for Chronic Kidney Disease.
H.J.R. 598 Requesting the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to study the use and production of biodiesel fuel in the Commonwealth. Report.
H.J.R. 646 Requesting the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program, with the assistance of the State Corporation Commission, the Office of the Attorney General, the State Workers’ Compensation Commission and other state agencies, to develop recommendations for adequately funding the Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Fund. Report.
H.J.R. 656 Establishing a joint subcommittee to study the taxes, assessments, and fees imposed by the Commonwealth that generate little revenue. Report.
H.J.R. 657 Requesting the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to study a "no wrong door" approach for long-term care services in Virginia. Report.
Patrons--Rust, Brink and Watts; Senators: Houck, Marsh and Potts
H.J.R. 664 Requesting the Department of Taxation to study the use of tax stamps by Virginia's localities as evidence of the payment of local cigarette taxes by wholesalers. Report.
H.J.R. 667 Encouraging the State Board of Elections to review the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act to determine the need for clarification and reorganization of the law.
Patrons--Albo, Brink, Hall and Jones, S.C.
H.J.R. 669 Designating the Tuesday prior to Election Day each year as Youth Political Education Day in Virginia.
Patrons--Janis; Senator: Bolling
H.J.R. 686 Requesting the Real Estate Board to review the study conducted by the Old Dominion University Center for Real Estate and Economic Development on common interest communities that was funded through a grant from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and the Virginia Real Estate Board and which includes an analysis of the adequacy of training of, and disclosure of financial information to consumers by, financially compensated professional managers of condominium associations, property owners' associations and other similar common interest communities. Report.
H.J.R. 688 Designating the first week in October in 2005, and in each succeeding year, as Teenage Dating Abuse Awareness Week in Virginia.
H.J.R. 701 Encouraging the Commissioner of the Department for the Aging and the Commissioner of Health to provide information on wrap-around coverage offered by some pharmaceutical companies for low-income Medicare beneficiaries.
Patrons--Brink, Athey, Hamilton, Landes and Morgan; Senators: Houck, Lambert and Puller
H.J.R. 702 Encouraging the Department for the Aging, the Department of Medical Assistance Services, and the Department of Health to consult with the Virginia Dental Association and the Virginia Health Care Foundation on the feasibility of disseminating certain information on prescription assistance programs and prescription drug discount cards.
Patrons--Morgan, Athey, Hamilton and Landes
H.J.R. 707 Continuing and renaming the Joint Subcommittee to Study the Appropriate Balance of Power Between the Legislative and Executive Branches to Support a Two-term Governor in the Commonwealth. Report.
Patrons--Landes and Purkey; Senator: Locke
H.J.R. 710 Establishing a joint subcommittee to plan and coordinate the 200th anniversary celebration of the birth of Robert E. Lee. Report.
H.J.R. 711 Expressing the General Assembly's support for the Virginia Hydrogen Energy Plan.
Patrons--McDonnell and Welch
H.J.R. 713 Establishing a joint subcommittee to study the need for greater consolidation or coordination of the workforce development and training resources available in the Commonwealth. Report.
Patrons--Byron, Cole and Hogan
H.J.R. 747 Establishing a joint subcommittee to study relocating the Museum and White House of the Confederacy. Report.
Patrons--Janis, Brink, Cline, Councill, Hall, Hargrove, Hugo, O'Bannon, Reid and Ware, R.L.; Senator: Lambert
H.J.R. 750 Designating the Virginia Holocaust Museum as the official museum in the Commonwealth for the commemoration of the Holocaust.
Patrons--O'Bannon, Baskerville, Cox, Hall, Hamilton, Ingram, Janis, Jones, D.C., Jones, S.C., Landes, Lingamfelter, Marrs, McDougle, Miles, Nixon, Oder, Reid, Scott, E.T., Sherwood and Welch; Senators: Lambert, Marsh, Stosch and Watkins
H.J.R. 757 Confirming various appointments by the Speaker of the House of Delegates.
H.J.R. 770 Supporting the suspension or repeal of the proposed amended regulation, 22 VAC 15-30, concerning Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers.
Patrons--Marrs, Bland, Callahan, Cox, Dillard, Gear, Griffith, Hargrove, Howell, A.T., Joannou, Jones, D.C., McQuigg, Nixon, Parrish, Putney, Saxman, Suit and Wardrup; Senators: Wagner and Williams
H.J.R. 789 Supporting the Heartland Corridor.
H.J.R. 818 Requesting the Medical Society of Virginia, Virginia Association of Health Plans, Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, Board of Medicine, and Department of Health to meet and report concerning high-deductible health insurance plans and quality initiatives. Report.
H.J.R. 819 Memoralizing the United States Coast Guard to maintain the Memorial Day to Labor Day lift schedule at the Rt. 17 South/Dominion Boulevard "Steel Bridge" over the Elizabeth River.
Patrons--Cosgrove, Howell, A.T., Jones, S.C., Melvin, Spruill and Suit
H.J.R. 821 Directing the Joint Rules Committee to develop the plans for the 2006 Inaugural Ceremonies to be held at the Reconstructed Capitol in Williamsburg.
Patrons--Rapp, Abbitt, Albo, Alexander, Amundson, Armstrong, Athey, BaCote, Barlow, Bell, Black, Bland, Brink, Bryant, Byron, Callahan, Carrico, Cline, Cosgrove, Councill, Cox, Dillard, Dudley, Ebbin, Eisenberg, Fralin, Frederick, Gear, Griffith, Hall, Hamilton, Hargrove, Hogan, Howell, A.T., Howell, W.J., Hugo, Hull, Hurt, Ingram, Janis, Joannou, Johnson, Jones, S.C., Keister, Kilgore, Landes, Lewis, Lingamfelter, Louderback, Marrs, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., May, McDonnell, McDougle, McQuigg, Melvin, Miles, Miller, Moran, Morgan, Nutter, O'Bannon, Oder, Parrish, Petersen, Phillips, Plum, Pollard, Purkey, Putney, Reese, Reid, Rust, Saxman, Scott, E.T., Scott, J.M., Shannon, Sherwood, Shuler, Sickles, Spruill, Stump, Suit, Tata, Van Yahres, Ward, Wardrup, Ware, O., Ware, R.L., Watts, Weatherholtz, Welch and Wright; Senators: Bell, Blevins, Cuccinelli, Devolites Davis, Edwards, Hanger, Hawkins, Locke, Mims, Newman, Norment, Obenshain, O'Brien, Potts, Quayle, Rerras, Ruff, Saslaw, Stolle, Stosch, Wagner, Wampler, Watkins and Williams
H.J.R. 850 Commending the Stafford County Youth Driver Task Force and reaffirming the General Assembly's commitment to improving driving conditions for the young people of the Commonwealth.
Patrons--Howell, W.J. and Cole; Senator: Chichester
IN WHICH ACTION IT REQUESTS THE CONCURRENCE OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES.
Susan Clarke Schaar
Clerk of the Senate