Virginia House of Delegates
2008 Regular Session 
HOUSE MINUTES 
William J. Howell,  Speaker
Bruce F. Jamerson, Clerk 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 

 

Called to order at 4:00 p.m. by William J. Howell, Speaker 

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms 

Prayer offered by  The Honorable John A. Cosgrove,  the Gentleman from Chesapeake 

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 Ward 

Journal for Tuesday, March 11, 2008, approved by the Speaker  

Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to 

House recessed at 4:04 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

House reconvened at 5:00 p.m. 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to 

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

The House reconvened at 5:30 p.m. 

Senate communication received

Senate bills amended in accordance with recommendations of the Governor: SBs 648, 691, 740, 764 

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

HR 37 taken up and agreed to 

HJR 616 (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 and agreed to (Y-95  N-0) 

CALENDAR 

HOUSE BILLS READ SECOND TIME

REGULAR CALENDAR

HB 1578 was taken up 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to 

House recessed at 6:25 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. 

House reconvened at 6:45 p.m. 

HB 1578 - Passed by temporarily 

HOUSE BILLS WITH GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS

HB 649 - Passed by temporarily

HB 324 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-98  N-0)

HB 462 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-89  N-9)

HB 525 - Governor's recommendation rejected (Y-2  N-95)

HB 543 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-97  N-0)

HB 580 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-97  N-0)

HB 1100 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-98  N-0)

HB 1123 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-96  N-2)

HB 1335 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-99  N-0)

HB 1384 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-99  N-0)

HB 1496 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-98  N-0) 

HOUSE BILLS IN CONFERENCE

HB 29 - Conference report agreed to (Y-99  N-0)

HB 30 - Conference report agreed to (Y-99  N-0) 

Message from Senate: HJR 616 agreed to 

HJR 617 (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 

Motion by Delegate Armstrong to recess agreed to 

House recessed at 7:27 p.m. until 7:50 p.m.

 

House reconvened at 7:50 p.m.

 

HJR 617 taken up, Agreed to (Y-80  N-18)

 

SUPPLEMENTAL CALENDAR NO. 1

 

SENATE BILLS WITH GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS

SB 648 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-98  N-0)

SB 691 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-89  N-6)

SB 740 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-97 N-0)

SB 764 - Governor's recommendation agreed to (Y-97  N-0) 

CALENDAR 

HOUSE BILL READ SECOND TIME

REGULAR CALENDAR

HB 1578S taken up, Delegate Albo floor substitute withdrawn, Committee Substitute rejected, Delegate May floor substitute agreed to, Engrossed, Motion by Delegate Griffith to waive 3rd Constitutional Reading agreed to (Y-97  N-0), Passed (Y-97  N-1) 

HOUSE BILL WITH GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION

HB 649 - Passed by for the day 

Senate communication received

House bills, Conference reports agreed to: HBs 29, 30

 

Communication received from the Governor (Calling for a Special Session to convene immediately upon of adjournment sine die of 2008 Regular Session)

 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to

 

House recessed at 8:22 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 

Senate communication received

House bills amended in accordance with Governor's recommendations: HB 324, 462, 543, 580, 1100, 1123, 1335, 1384, 1496 

Senate communication received

House bill passed: HB 1578 

HJR 618 (Adjournment sine die) offered by Delegate Griffith and agreed to 

Message from Senate: HJR 618 agreed to 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to adjourn sine die agreed to 

House adjourned sine die at 9:22 p.m.       

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


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