Virginia House of Delegates
2008 Special Session I 
HOUSE MINUTES 
William J. Howell,  Speaker
Bruce F. Jamerson, Clerk 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 

 

Called to order at 4:45 p.m. by William J. Howell, Speaker 

Mace placed on Speaker's table by Sergeant at Arms 

Prayer offered by  The Honorable Algie T. Howell, Jr.,  the Gentleman from Norfolk 

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

Attendance roll call - Quorum present 

Leaves of Absence granted: Delegates Marsden and Shuler 

Journal for Thursday, March 13, 2008, approved by the Speaker   

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

Senate communication received

Senate bill, Conference report agreed to: SB 5001 

Senate communication received

House bill, Conference report agreed to: HB 5001 

CALENDAR 

HOUSE BILL IN CONFERENCE

HB 5001 - Conference report agreed to (Y-97  N-0) 

SENATE BILL IN CONFERENCE

SB 5001 - Conference report agreed to (Y-97  N-0) 

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS LAID ON SPEAKER'S TABLE

HJR 5003 - Agreed to

HJR 5004- Agreed to

HJR 5005 - Agreed to

HJR 5006 - Agreed to

HJR 5007 - Agreed to

HJR 5008 - Agreed to

HJR 5009 - Agreed to

HJR 5027 - Agreed to

HJR 5028 - Agreed to 

COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS LAID ON SPEAKERS TABLE

HJR 5010 - Agreed to

HJR 5011 - Agreed to

HJR 5012 - Agreed to

HJR 5013 - Agreed to

HJR 5014 - Agreed to

HJR 5015 - Agreed to

HJR 5016 - Agreed to

HJR 5017 - Agreed to

HJR 5018 - Agreed to

HJR 5019 - Agreed to

HJR 5020 - Agreed to

HJR 5021 - Agreed to

HJR 5022 - Agreed to

HJR 5023 - Agreed to

HJR 5024 - Agreed to

HJR 5025 - Agreed to

HJR 5026 - Agreed to 

HJR 5029 (Election of Court of Appeals of Virginia Judges, Circuit Court Judges, General District Court Judges, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges, a member of the State Corporation Commission, members of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, and a member of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission) offered by Delegate Janis and agreed to (Y-96  N-0) 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to 

House recessed at 5:09 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. 

House reconvened at 5:45 p.m. 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to 

House recessed at 6:09 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. 

House reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to recess agreed to 

House recessed at 6:36 p.m. until 6:50 p.m. 

House reconvened at 6:50 p.m. 

Senate communication received

Senate joint resolutions agreed to: SJRs 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 5008, 5009, 5023 

Senate communication received

Senate joint resolutions agreed to: SJRs 5010, 5011, 5012, 5013, 5014, 5015, 5016, 5017, 5018, 5019, 5020, 5021, 5022 

Message from Senate: HJR 5029 agreed to with amendments 

HJR 5029 - Senate amendment # 1 agreed to (Y-87  N-0), Senate amendment #2 agreed to (Y-82  N-4), Senate amendment #3 rejected (Y-9  N-77), Senate amendment #4 rejected (Y-10  N-77), Senate amendment #5 rejected (Y-0  N-88), Senate amendment #6 rejected (Y-5,  N-81), Senate amendment #7 agreed to (Y-88  N-0), Senate amendment #8 agreed to (Y-82  N-6) 

Message from Senate: Senate has receded from its amendments #s 3, 4, 5 & 6 to HJR 5029 

HR 502 (Nominating persons to be elected as Court of Appeals of Virginia Judges) offered by Delegate Janis and agreed to 

HR 503 (Nominating persons to be elected to circuit court judgeships) offered by Delegate Janis, Delegate Janis floor amendments agreed to, agreed to 

HR 504 (Nominating persons to be elected to general district court judgeships) offered by Delegate Janis and agreed to 

HR 505 (Nominating persons to be elected to juvenile and domestic relations district court judgeships) offered by Delegate Janis, Delegate Janis floor amendment agreed to, agreed to 

HR 506 (Nominating persons to elected as members of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission) offered by Delegate Janis and agreed to 

HR 507 (Nominating a person to be elected as a member of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission) offered by Delegate Kilgore and agreed to 

Message from Senate: Nominations made for certain judicial offices of the Commonwealth 

Court of Appeals of Virginia

Jean Harrison Clements

Robert J. Humphreys 

Election of Circuit Court Judges

Marjorie T. Arrington, 1st Judicial Circuit

John W. Brown, 1st Judicial Circuit

Joseph J. Ellis, 15th Judicial Circuit

J. Overton Harris, 15th Judicial Circuit

John G. Berry, 16th Judicial Circuit

Nolan B. Dawkins, 18th Judicial Circuit

John T. Cook, 24th Judicial Circuit

Victor V. Ludwig, 25th Judicial Circuit

Thomas J. Wilson, IV, 26th Judicial Circuit

Patrick R. Johnson, 29th Judicial Circuit

Mary Grace O'Brien, 31st Judicial Circuit 

Election of General District Court Judges

W. Parker Councill, 5th Judicial District

Donald M. Haddock, Jr., 18th Judicial District

Penney S. Azcarate, 19th Judicial District

Gregory S. Matney, 29th Judicial District 

Election of Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges

Kathy G. Owens, 8th Judicial District

Marilynn C. Goss, 13th Judicial District

Patricia Kelly, 15th Judicial District

Laura L. Dascher, 25th Judicial District

George M. DePolo, 31st Judicial District 

Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission

James P. Fisher

William I. Fitzgerald

Cleo E. Powell 

Workers' Compensation Commission

Roger Louis Williams 

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS LAID ON SPEAKER'S TABLE

SJR 5001 - Agreed to

SJR 5002 - Agreed to

SJR 5003 - Agreed to

SJR 5004 - Agreed to

SJR 5005 - Agreed to

SJR 5006 - Agreed to

SJR 5007 - Agreed to

SJR 5008 - Agreed to

SJR 5009 - Agreed to

SJR 5023 Agreed to 

COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS LAID ON SPEAKER'S TABLE

SJR 5010 - Agreed to

SJR 5011 - Agreed to

SJR 5012 - Agreed to

SJR 5013 - Agreed to

SJR 5014 - Agreed to

SJR 5015 - Agreed to

SJR 5016 - Agreed to

SJR 5017 - Agreed to

SJR 5018 - Agreed to

SJR 5019 - Agreed to

SJR 5020 - Agreed to

SJR 5021 - Agreed to

SJR 5022 - Agreed to 

Message from Senate: Senate adjourned sine die 

Motion by Delegate Griffith to adjourn sine die agreed to 

House adjourned  sine die at 10:05 p.m.      

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


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