Minute Book
2015 Session
Senate of Virginia
RALPH S. NORTHAM, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
SUSAN CLARKE SCHAAR, CLERK
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
 

 

Called to order at 12 m. by Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam

Prayer offered by The Reverend Teresa McRoberts, Skipwith United Methodist Church, Richmond, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Locke dispensed with reading of Journal (34-Y 4-N 1-A)

SJ 299 - offered by Senator McEachin (unanimous consent to introduce by voice vote)

SJ 300 - offered by Senator Stanley (unanimous consent to introduce by voice vote)

Rules suspended, privileges of the floor given to distinguished guests (37‑Y 0‑N)

BILLS REPORTED

From Commerce and Labor: SB 697S, 729, 737A, 748, 859S, 881, 896A, 999A rereferred to Finance, 1002, 1080, 1204

From General Laws and Technology: SB 775, 808 rereferred to Finance, 848, 854 rereferred to Finance, 927, 928, 1016, 1050, 1090, 1121, 1125, 1245A

BILLS REREFERRED

From Commerce and Labor: SB 770 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 1227 rereferred to Education and Health

From General Laws and Technology: SB 895 rereferred to Education and Health, 951 rereferred to Education and Health, 1189 rereferred to Courts of Justice

Bills presented, ordered printed and referred/joint resolutions laid on Clerk’s Desk under Senate Rules 11(b), (26)g and HJR 523: see January 21 Senate Calendar

Committee Nominations Report agreed to (39‑Y 1‑N)

AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Hanger, Chair; Watkins, Ruff, Obenshain, McEachin, Petersen, Stuart, Marsden, Stanley, Black, Miller, Ebbin, Lewis, Chafin, and Dance

COMMERCE AND LABOR

Watkins, Chair; Colgan, Saslaw, Norment, Stosch, Wagner, Newman, Obenshain, Stuart, McWaters, Stanley, Alexander, Cosgrove, Chafin, and Dance

COURTS OF JUSTICE

Norment, Co-Chair; Obenshain, Co-Chair; Saslaw, Howell, Lucas, Edwards, Puller, McDougle, McEachin, Stuart, Vogel, Stanley, Reeves, Garrett, and Chafin

EDUCATION AND HEALTH

Martin, Chair; Saslaw, Lucas, Howell, Newman, Locke, Barker, Smith, McWaters, Black, Carrico, Garrett, Petersen, Cosgrove, and Lewis

FINANCE

Stosch, Co-Chair; Colgan, Co-Chair; Howell, Saslaw, Norment, Hanger, Watkins, Lucas, Newman, Ruff, Wagner, McDougle, Vogel, Carrico, and Alexander

GENERAL LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY

Ruff, Chair; Colgan, Stosch, Martin, Locke, Petersen, Barker, Vogel, Stuart, Deeds, Black, Ebbin, Reeves, Garrett, and Wexton

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Smith, Chair; Lucas, Martin, Hanger, Puller, Ruff, Locke, Marsden, Stanley, Miller, Ebbin, Favola, Lewis, Stosch, and Dance

PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS

Vogel, Chair; Martin, Howell, Deeds, Obenshain, Edwards, McEachin, Smith, Carrico, Reeves, Garrett, Alexander, Miller, Cosgrove, and Dance

REHABILITATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Wagner, Chair; Hanger, Puller, Locke, McDougle, Barker, Norment, Black, Reeves, Favola, Wexton, McWaters, Deeds, Petersen, and Chafin

TRANSPORTATION

Newman, Chair; Watkins, Wagner, Deeds, McDougle, Smith, Marsden, McWaters, Colgan, Carrico, Favola, Alexander, Cosgrove, Edwards, and Wexton

RULES

McDougle, Chair; Colgan, Norment, Stosch, Martin, Hanger, Newman, Watkins, Ruff, Wagner, Obenshain, Smith, Vogel, Saslaw, Howell, and Lucas

Consideration of new Senate Rules pursuant to Rule 56 (40-Y 0-N)

SR 70 - Agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N)

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 685 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 717 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 721 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 762 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 789 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 861 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 862 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 865 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 938 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (40-Y 0-N)

SB 855 - Out of block, Passed by for day, Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N), Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 860 - Out of block, Pending question ordered (27-Y 13-N), Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 2-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 720 - Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

SB 722 - Read third time and defeated by Senate (19-Y 20-N)

SB 832 - Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 4-N), Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N), Passed Senate (33-Y 6-N 1-A)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB 773 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 838 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 946 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB1079 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB1115 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB 858 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 869 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 899 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 972 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB1165 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 908 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 914 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 915 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 918 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 919 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 794 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 948 - Rules suspended, Constitutional reading dispensed block vote (40-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 2:20 p.m. to reconvene at 3:50 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 3:50 p.m.

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJ 687 (Election of a Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Judges of the Court of Appeals of Virginia, Circuit Court Judges, General District Court Judges, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges, and Members of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission)

HJ 687 - Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration (40‑Y 0‑N), readings waived, agreed to (39-Y 0‑N), House informed

Joint order pursuant to HJ 687

SR 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 and 76 offered by Senator McDougle

SR 71 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (39‑Y 0‑N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

SR 72 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40‑Y 0‑N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

SR 73 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40‑Y 0‑N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

SR 74 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40‑Y 0‑N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

SR 75 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40‑Y 0‑N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

SR 76 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, reading waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40‑Y 0‑N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

House informed that nominations have been made pursuant to HJ 687

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: Nominations have been made pursuant to HJ 687 (Election of a Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Judges of the Court of Appeals of Virginia, Circuit Court Judges, General District Court Judges, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges, and Members of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission)

ELECTION OF A JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA, JUDGES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA, CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES, GENERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGES, JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS DISTRICT COURT JUDGES, AND MEMBERS OF THE JUDICIAL INQUIRY AND REVIEW COMMISSION

A Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia (36‑Y 0‑N)

D. Arthur Kelsey

Judges of the Court of Appeals of Virginia (38‑Y 0‑N)

Richard Y. AtLee, Jr.

Mary Grace O’Brien

Wesley G. Russell, Jr.

Circuit Court Judges (40‑Y 0‑N)

Third Judicial Circuit: Johnny E. Morrison

Fourth Judicial Circuit: Michelle J. Atkins

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit: Gordon F. Willis

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit: Cheryl V. Higgins

General District Court Judges (40‑Y 0‑N)

First Judicial District: Philip J. Infantino III

Fourth Judicial District: Bruce A. Wilcox

Seventh Judicial District: Gary A. Mills

Eighth Judicial District: M. Woodrow Griffin, Jr.

Eighth Judicial District: Tonya Henderson-Stith

Twelfth Judicial District: Pamela O’Berry

Thirteenth Judicial District: Jacqueline S. McClenney

Nineteenth Judicial District: William J. Minor, Jr.

Twenty-third Judicial District: J. Christopher Clemens

Twenty-third Judicial District: Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi

Twenty-sixth Judicial District: Richard A. Claybrook, Jr.

Twenty-sixth Judicial District: Amy B. Tisinger

Twenty-seventh Judicial District: Gino W. Williams

Ninth Judicial District: Colleen K. Killilea, out of block (31-Y 0-N)

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges (39‑Y 0‑N)

Second Judicial District: Deborah L. Rawls

Fourth Judicial District: Michelle J. Atkins

Sixth Judicial District: Jacqueline R. Waymack

Seventh Judicial District: Judith Anne Kline

Eighth Judicial District: Deborah S. Roe

Tenth Judicial District: S. Anderson Nelson

Fifteenth Judicial District: R. Michael McKenney

Eighteenth Judicial District: Uley Norris Damiani

Nineteenth Judicial District: Thomas P. Sotelo

Twenty-sixth Judicial District: Hugh David O’Donnell

Twenty-seventh Judicial District: Robert C. Viar, Jr.

Twenty-ninth Judicial District: Michael J. Bush

Twenty-ninth Judicial District: Martha P. Ketron, out of block (23-Y 0-N)

Members of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission (40‑Y 0‑N)

H. Lee Chitwood

Mary Bennett Malveaux

Michael E. Untiedt, out of block (39-Y 0-N 1-A)

Reading of report waived (36‑Y 2‑N)

On motion of Senator Stosch, the Senate adjourned at 4:42 p.m. to convene Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 12 m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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