Virginia House of Delegates
2008 Regular Session 
HOUSE MINUTES 
William J. Howell,  Speaker
Bruce F. Jamerson, Clerk 
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 

 

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 R. Stuart Jones,  Associate Minister, First Baptist Church South Lynchburg, Lynchburg 

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present 

Leave of Absence granted: Delegate Marshall of Prince William 

Journal for Tuesday, March 4, 2008, approved by the Speaker   

Senate communication received

House bills passed with Senate amendments: HBs 144, 354, 398, 677, 781, 934, 1186, 1208, 1317, 1397, 1407, 1500, 1510, 1526

House bills passed with Senate substitutes: HBs 111, 113, 131, 172, 285, 445, 499, 516, 524, 559, 560, 567, 576, 582, 583, 622, 709, 719, 754, 760, 766, 815, 819, 990, 995, 1007, 1135, 1140, 1144, 1243, 1245, 1302, 1319, 1329, 1362, 1363, 1442, 1469, 1542

House bill passed with Substitute with amendment: HB 538

House bills, Senate insisted on its substitutes and requested Committees of Conference: HBs 1241, 1439

Senate bill passed: SB 796

Senate bill, House substitute rejected: SB 778

Senate bill, Conference report agreed to: SB 668

House joint resolutions agreed to with Senate amendments: HJRs 72, 91

House joint resolutions agreed to with Senate substitutes: HJRs 119, 177, 178, 248

House bills passed: HBs 132, 191, 242, 366, 400, 401, 402, 407, 520, 523, 547, 634, 707, 708, 768, 777, 854, 877, 955, 1089, 1125, 1128, 1142, 1222, 1271, 1367, 1391, 1414, 1441, 1458, 1459, 1489, 1498, 1529, 1551

Senate bills, House substitutes agreed to: SBs 307, 648

House joint resolutions agreed to: HJRs 51, 75, 79, 89, 90, 105, 113, 155, 159, 194, 195, 196 

HR 20, amending Rule 37 of the Rules of the House of Delegates, relating to the introduction of legislation, read a third time 

HBs 1241, 1439 - House accedes to Senate request for Committees of Conference 

SB 778 - House insists on its substitute and requests a Committee of Conference 

Delegate Nixon granted unanimous consent to introduce a House joint resolution [HJR 613] 

HJR 611 (Election of Court of Appeals of Virginia Judges, a member of the State Corporation Commission and a member of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission) offered by Delegate Janis and agreed to (Y-98  N-0) 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to 

House recessed at 12:36 p.m. until 1:05 p.m. 

House reconvened at 1:05 p.m. 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to 

House recessed at 1:05 p.m. until 1:25 p.m. 

House reconvened at 1:25 p.m. 

Resolution presented, ordered printed, and referred pursuant to House Rule 37 

Resolutions presented and laid on Speaker's table pursuant to House Rule 39(a) 

CALENDAR 

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SB 1S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Moved to Regular Calendar

SB 26 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 113 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 114S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 118A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 123S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 142 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 153 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 164S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 171S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 173 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 188S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 222 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 226S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 247 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 313 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 328A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 330 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 336 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 345 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 350S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 439 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 450S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 451S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 517S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 536 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 545 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 549 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 563 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 577S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 590S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Moved to Regular Calendar

SB 592S - Moved to Regular Calendar

SB 611S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 618 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 620A - Passed by for the day

SB 621S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 622S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 623A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Moved to Regular Calendar

SB 633S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 634 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 679S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 699A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 773 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 782S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 786 - Moved to Regular Calendar

SB 788S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 793S - Moved to Regular Calendar

SB 7A - Moved to Regular Calendar

SB 464S - Moved to Regular Calendar

SB 596 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 613S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 653A - Committee Amendment agreed to, Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0)

SB 749 - Passed Block Vote (Y-97 N-0) 

SENATE BILLS READ THIRD TIME

REGULAR CALENDAR

SB 233A - Passed by for the day

SB 150A - Passed by for the day

SB 669A - Passed by for the day

SB 186S - Passed by for the day

SB 35A - Passed by for the day

SB 268S - Passed by for the day

SB 315 - Passed (Y-96 N-0)

SB 604A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Delegate Cosgrove floor amendment agreed to, Passed by for the day

SB 680 - Passed (Y-95 N-0)

SB 686A - Passed by for the day

SB 62 - Passed (Y-88 N-9)

SB 248 - Passed (Y-69 N-27)

SB 291S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-81 N-13)

SB 368S - Passed by for the day

SB 441S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Defeated (Y-46 N-52), Motion by Delegate Pollard to reconsider rejected (Y-45 N-53)

SB 772 - Passed by for the day

SB 588S - Passed by for the day

SB 729AS - Passed by for the day

SB 1S - Passed (Y-96 N-2), Reconsidered, Passed (Y-97 N-1)

SB 590SA - Delegate Bell floor amendments agreed to, Passed (Y-97 N-0)

SB 592S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-86 N-7)

SB 623A - Passed (Y-94 N-2), Reconsidered, Passed (Y-96 N-0)

SB 786 - Passed by for the day

SB 793S - Passed by for the day

SB 7A - Passed by for the day

SB 464S - Committee Substitute rejected, Delegate Jones of Suffolk floor substitute agreed to, Passed (Y-96 N-0) 

HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS

HB 147 - Passed by for the day

HB 195 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-96 N-0)

HB 250 - Senate substitute ruled not germane

HB 430 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-95 N-0)

HB 522 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

HB 679 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-87 N-5)

HB 721 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-85 N-5)

HB 979 - Passed by for the day

HB 1084 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-92 N-0)

HB 1390 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-94 N-0)

HB 1410 - Senate amendments rejected (Y-3 N-92)

HB 1446 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-95 N-0) 

RESOLUTIONS

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SJR 42 - Moved to Regular Calendar

SJR 46 - Agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SJR 56 - Agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SJR 65 - Agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SJR 70S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SJR 75 - Agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SJR 77 - Agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SJR 92A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SJR 99 - Moved to Regular Calendar

SJR 101S - Committee Substitute agreed to, Agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SJR 102A - Committee Amendments agreed to, Agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SJR 122 - Agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SJR 126 - Agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SJR 129 - Agreed to (Y-97 N-0) 

RESOLUTIONS

REGULAR CALENDAR

SJR 42 - Passed by for the day

SJR 99 - Agreed to (Y-95 N-0) 

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE

SJR 213 - Agreed to

SJR 217 - Agreed to

SJR 218 - Agreed to

SJR 220 - Agreed to

SJR 221 - Agreed to

SJR 223 - Agreed to

SJR 224 - Agreed to

SJR 227 - Agreed to

HJR 522 - Agreed to

HJR 541 - Agreed to

HJR 542 - Agreed to

HJR 543 - Agreed to

HJR 544 - Agreed to

HJR 545 - Agreed to

HJR 546 - Agreed to

HJR 547 - Agreed to

HJR 548 - Agreed to

HJR 595 - Agreed to

HJR 596 - Agreed to

HJR 597 - Agreed to

HJR 598 - Agreed to

HJR 599 - Agreed to

HJR 600 - Agreed to

HJR 601 - Stricken from Calendar

HJR 602 - Agreed to

HJR 603 - Agreed to

HJR 604 - Agreed to

HJR 605 - Agreed to

HJR 606 - Agreed to

HJR 607 - Agreed to

HJR 608 - Agreed to

HJR 609 - Agreed to

HJR 610 - Agreed to 

COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE

SJR 195 - Agreed to

SJR 210 - Agreed to

SJR 211 - Agreed to

SJR 212 - Agreed to

SJR 214 - Agreed to

SJR 215 - Agreed to

SJR 216 - Agreed to

SJR 219 - Agreed to

SJR 222 - Agreed to

SJR 226 - Agreed to

SJR 230 - Agreed to

SJR 231 - Agreed to

SJR 232 - Agreed to

HJR 523 - Agreed to

HJR 524 - Agreed to

HJR 525 - Agreed to

HJR 526 - Agreed to

HJR 527 - Agreed to

HJR 528 - Agreed to

HJR 529 - Agreed to

HJR 530 - Agreed to

HJR 532 - Agreed to

HJR 533 - Agreed to

HJR 534 - Agreed to

HJR 535 - Agreed to

HJR 536 - Agreed to

HJR 537 - Agreed to

HJR 538 - Agreed to

HJR 539 - Agreed to

HJR 540 - Agreed to

HJR 549 - Agreed to

HJR 550 - Agreed to

HJR 551 - Agreed to

HJR 552 - Agreed to

HJR 553 - Agreed to

HJR 554 - Agreed to

HJR 555 - Agreed to

HJR 556 - Agreed to

HJR 557 - Agreed to

HJR 558 - Agreed to

HJR 559 - Agreed to

HJR 560 - Agreed to

HJR 561 - Agreed to

HJR 562 - Agreed to

HJR 563 - Agreed to

HJR 564 - Agreed to

HJR 565 - Agreed to

HJR 566 - Agreed to

HJR 567 - Agreed to

HJR 568 - Agreed to

HJR 569 - Agreed to

HJR 570 - Agreed to

HJR 571 - Agreed to

HJR 572 - Agreed to

HJR 573 - Agreed to

HJR 574 - Agreed to

HJR 575 - Agreed to

HJR 576 - Agreed to

HJR 577 - Agreed to

HJR 578 - Agreed to

HJR 579 - Agreed to

HJR 580 - Agreed to

HJR 581 - Agreed to

HJR 582 - Agreed to

HJR 583 - Agreed to

HJR 584 - Agreed to

HJR 585 - Agreed to

HJR 586 - Agreed to

HJR 587 - Agreed to

HJR 588 - Agreed to

HJR 589 - Agreed to

HJR 590 - Agreed to

HJR 591 - Agreed to

HJR 592 - Agreed to

HJR 593 - Agreed to

HJR 594 - Agreed to

HR 16 - Agreed to

HR 17 - Agreed to

HR 19 - Agreed to 

HOUSE BILLS WITH GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS

HB 513 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-96 N-1)

HB 649 - Passed by for the day 

HOUSE BILLS IN CONFERENCE

HB 190 - Conference report agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HB 412 - Conference report agreed to (Y-96 N-0) 

SENATE BILLS IN CONFERENCE

SB 271 - Conference report agreed to (Y-94 N-1)

SB 283 - Conference report agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

SB 506 - Conference report agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

SB 735 - Conference report agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SB 754 - Conference report agreed to (Y-93 N-4) 

SUPPLEMENTAL CALENDAR NO. 1

HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS

HB 111 - Senate substitute ruled not germane

HB 113 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-1 N-94)

HB 131 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-85 N-12)

HB 144 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-92 N-4)

HB 172 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-65 N-33)

HB 285 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

HB 354 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-96 N-0)

HB 398 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-93 N-0)

HB 445 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 499 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-96 N-0)

HB 516 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

HB 524 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HB 538 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-94 N-5), Senate amendment agreed to (Y-68 N-31)

HB 559 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 560 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HB 567 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-1 N-97), Reconsidered, Senate substitute rejected (Y-0 N-99)

HB 576 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HB 582 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 583 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 622 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 677 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HB 709 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-1 N-97)

HB 719 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-96 N-1)

HB 754 - Senate substitute ruled not germane

HB 760 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-7 N-91)

HB 766 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

HB 781 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

HB 815 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-2 N-95)

HB 819 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-96 N-0)

HB 934 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-95 N-3)

HB 990 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-0 N-98)

HB 995 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 1007 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-1 N-98)

HB 1135 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 1140 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-1 N-97)

HB 1144 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HB 1186 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-80 N-18)

HB 1208 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 1243 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-1 N-98)

HB 1245 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HB 1302 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HB 1317 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-98 N-1)

HB 1319 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 1329 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 1362 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 1363 - Senate substitute rejected (Y-0 N-98)

HB 1397 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 1407 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 1442 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-96 N-3), Reconsidered, Passed by for the day

HB 1469 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 1500 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HB 1510 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HB 1526 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HB 1542 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-98 N-1) 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS

HJR 72 - Senate amendments agreed to (Y-98 N-0)

HJR 91 - Senate amendment agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HJR 119 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HJR 177 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HJR 178 - Senate substitute agreed to (Y-99 N-0)

HJR 248 - Passed by for the day 

SENATE BILL FIRST READING AND REFERRED

SB 796 - Referred to Privileges and Elections 

HB 1241 - Conferees appointed: Moran, Janis, Bell

HB 1439 - Conferees appointed: Frederick, Bell, Nichols 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to postpone the Special Order relating to the election of certain judges until the conclusion of each house's morning hour on Thursday, March 6, 2008, agreed to 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to adjourn agreed to 

House adjourned at  5:28 p.m. to meet  Thursday,  March 6, 2008, at  12 m. 

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


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