Minute Book
2016 Session
Senate of Virginia
RALPH S. NORTHAM, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
SUSAN CLARKE SCHAAR, CLERK
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
 

 

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend Tyrone Nelson, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia

COMMUNICATION FROM STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS: Transmitting names of Senators-elect of the Senate

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Oath given to Senators-elect by Clerk of the Senate

Rules suspended, privileges of the floor given to distinguished guests (40‑Y 0‑N)

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House is duly organized and ready to proceed

On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 12:50 p.m. to reconvene at 1:05 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 1:05 p.m.

SR 22 - Taken up for immediate consideration, Miller floor amendment rejected (19‑Y 21‑N), Agreed to (21-Y 19-N)

ELECTION OF PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE

Stephen D. Newman nominated, elected (40‑Y 0‑N)

ELECTION OF CLERK OF THE SENATE

Susan Clarke Schaar nominated, elected (40‑Y 0‑N)

Oath given to Clerk of the Senate

Oath given to Chief Deputy Clerk of the Senate

ELECTION OF SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

D. Hobie Lehman nominated, elected (40‑Y 0‑N)

ELECTION OF PAGES (40‑Y 0‑N)

2nd District: Ciana Monae Bibbs of Newport News

3rd District: John Alexander DeVore of Williamsburg

4th District: Adam Palmer Gemmill of Montpelier

7th District: Amina Arlene Ghassab of Virginia Beach

9th District: Perry Edmond Scott of Henrico

13th District: Jennifer Elizabeth Greason of Ashburn

14th District: Isabelle Marie Araojo of Ivor

15th District: Sutton Bell Montgomery of South Hill

16th District: Arbrianna Mariah Harris of South Chesterfield

20th District: Richard Fitzgerald Dickerson of Galax

21st District: Fiona Claire Miller of Roanoke

23rd District: Madison McKinley Martin of Evington

24th District Roth Steven Landes of Augusta

27th District: Lillian Pease Gable of Loudoun

28th District: Lillian Simone Tapp of Stafford

32nd District: Taylor Nicole Hannam-Zatz of Fairfax

33rd District: Grace Colleen Maloney of Chantilly

35th District: Gardner Curry McCabe of Arlington

37th District: Kennedy Blanchard Jones of Fairfax

38th District: Gavin Scott Hamilton of Russell

APPOINTMENT OF PAGES

Tyler Lawson Garrett of Lynchburg

Adam Stephen Kelly of Mechanicsville

Riley Michael Moore of Dublin

Brian Edward Wettstone of Richmond

Isabella Lee Riley of Richmond

James Lachlan McClellan of Norfolk

PAGE APPOINTMENTS

Julia Diane Acham of Richmond

Uzair Jawad Bhatti of Chesterfield

Charles Fairfax Conquest of Crozier

Peyton Lee Emerson of Williamsburg

Laura Harris Garrett of Louisa

Chase Donavan Giegling of Moseley

Hannah Ann Gilden of Virginia Beach

Colin Patrick Hendrickson-Stanley of Franklin County

Sinead Gail Nardi-White of Nelson

Janet Evelyn Palmer of Brunswick

Brendan David Gottschall Smith of Poquoson

Paul Anthony Southern of Pulaski

Leia Madden Surovell of Alexandria

Gareth Langhorne Vaughan of Richmond

SR 4 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40‑Y 0‑N), agreed to (40‑Y 0‑N), House informed

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: The House is duly organized and ready to proceed

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 150 (Notifying Governor of organization) and request concurrence

HJR 150 - Taken up, agreed to (voice vote), House informed

Committee Nominations report agreed to (40‑Y 0‑N)

AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES

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

COMMERCE AND LABOR

Wagner, Chair: Saslaw, Norment, Newman, Obershain, Stuart, Stanley, Alexander, Cosgrove, Chafin, Dance, Lucas, McDougle, Black and Sturtevant

COURTS OF JUSTICE

Obenshain, Chair: Saslaw, Norment, Howell, Lucas, Edwards, McDougle, McEachin, Stuart, Stanley, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Deeds and Sturtevant

EDUCATION AND HEALTH

Newman, Chair: Saslaw, Lucas, Howell, Locke, Barker, Black, Carrico, Garrett, Petersen, Cosgrove, Lewis, Dunnavant, Chase and Suetterlein

FINANCE

Norment, Co-Chair, Hanger, Co-Chair: Howell, Saslaw, Lucas, Newman, Ruff, Wagner, McDougle, Vogel, Carrico, Alexander, Obenshain, Barker and Dunnavant

GENERAL LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY

Ruff, Chair: Locke, Petersen, Barker, Vogel, Stuart, Black, Ebbin, Reeves, Garrett, Wexton, Surovell, DeSteph, McPike and Suetterlein

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Stanley, Chair: Hanger, Marsden, Miller, Favola, Lewis, Cosgrove, Surovell, DeSteph, Dunnavant, Chase, Sturtevant and McPike

PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS

Vogel, Chair: Howell, Deeds, Edwards, McEachin, Reeves, Garrett, Miller, Ebbin, Chafin, DeSteph, Chase and Sturtevant

REHABILITATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Reeves, Chair: Hanger, Wagner, Locke, McDougle, Black, Favola, Wexton, Petersen, Chafin, Cosgrove, Dance, Surovell, DeSteph and McPike

TRANSPORTATION

Carrico, Chair: Newman, Deeds, Marsden, Favola, Alexander, Cosgrove, Edwards, Wexton, Garrett, DeSteph, Chase and Suetterlein

RULES

McDougle, Chair: Norment, Hanger, Newman, Ruff, Wagner, Obenshain, Vogel, Stuart, Stanley, Carrico, Reeves, Saslaw, Locke and Dance

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 37 (Establishing a schedule for conduct of business)

HJR 37 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40‑Y 0‑N), agreed to (40‑Y 0‑N), House informed

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 38 (Establishing a prefiling schedule for 2017)

HJR 38 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40‑Y 0‑N), agreed to (40‑Y 0‑N), House informed

Bills and resolutions prefiled, ordered printed and referred under § 30-19.3 of the Code of Virginia: see January 14 Senate Calendar

Bills and resolutions presented, ordered printed and referred under Senate Rules 11(b) and (26)g: see January 14 Senate Calendar

On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 2:38 p.m. to reconvene at 6:40 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 6:40 p.m.

The Senate proceeded at 6:45 p.m. to the House Chamber for Governor’s State of the

Commonwealth Address

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned at 8:03 p.m. to convene Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12 m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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