Minute Book
2016 Session
Senate of Virginia
RALPH S. NORTHAM, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
SUSAN CLARKE SCHAAR, CLERK
Thursday, January 21, 2016
 

 

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

Prayer offered by The Reverend Dr. Dennis K. Myers, Southside Baptist Association, Petersburg, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Sturtevant dispensed with reading of Journal (32-Y 4-N)

BILLS REPORTED

From Courts of Justice: SB 23S, 48, 175, 198, 479, 544, 608, 615

From Education and Health: SB 17 rereferred to Finance, 19 rereferred to Finance, 83, 159 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 176, 211, 246 rereferred to Finance, 248 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 250S, 328, 343 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 360, 363 rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services, 399, 401S, 425, 480, 502, 535 rereferred to Finance, 541 rereferred to Finance, 573

From Transportation: SB 25, 35 rereferred to Finance, 46A rereferred to Finance, 91A, 107, 120S rereferred to Courts of Justice, 163S, 197S, 299A, 375, 434A, 448A, 464

BILLS REREFERRED

From Transportation: SB 572 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 605 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 613 rereferred to Courts of Justice

Leave of absence granted: Senator Alexander

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN20121): reading waived (39‑Y 0‑N)

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint resolution: HJ 188

Bills presented, ordered printed and referred/joint resolutions laid on Clerk’s Desk under Senate Rules 11(b), (26)g and HJR 37: see January 25 Senate Calendar

HJR 178 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (39‑Y 0‑N), Agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N), House informed

Joint order pursuant to HJR 178

SR 29 - Read third time, agreed to (voice vote), House informed

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: Nominations have been made pursuant to HJR 178 (Election of a Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia, Circuit Court Judges, General District Court Judges, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges, a Member of the State Corporation Commission, and a Member of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission)

ELECTION OF A MEMBER OF THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION

A Member of the State Corporation Commission (39‑Y 0‑N)

Mark C. Christie

Reading of report waived (37‑Y 1‑N)

SR 25, 26, 27, 28 - offered by Senator Obenshain

SR 30 - offered by Senator Wagner

SR 25 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (39‑Y 0‑N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

SR 26 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (39‑Y 0‑N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

SR 27 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (39‑Y 0‑N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

SR 28 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (39‑Y 0‑N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

SR 30 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (39‑Y 0‑N), engrossed, agreed to (voice vote)

House informed that nominations have been made pursuant to HJR 178

ELECTION OF A JUDGE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA, CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES, GENERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGES, JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS DISTRICT COURT JUDGES, AND A MEMBER OF THE VIRGINIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSION

A Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia (37‑Y 0‑N)

Robert J. Humphreys

Circuit Court Judges (39‑Y 0‑N)

First Judicial Circuit: Marjorie T. Arrington

First Judicial Circuit: John W. Brown

Second Judicial Circuit: A. Bonwill Shockley

Tenth Judicial Circuit: Leslie M. Osborn

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit: Gary A. Hicks

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit: Joseph J. Ellis

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit: J. Overton Harris

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit: Daniel R. Bouton

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit: Nolan B. Dawkins

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit: Robert J. Smith

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit: Bruce D. White

Twentieth Judicial Circuit: Burke F. McCahill

Twentieth-fourth Judicial Circuit: John T. Cook

Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuit: Victor V. Ludwig

Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit: Dennis L. Hupp

Twenty-sixth Judicial Circuit: Thomas J. Wilson IV

Twenty-seventh Judicial Circuit: Robert M. D. Turk

Twenty-ninth Judicial Circuit: Patrick R. Johnson

General District Court Judges (39‑Y 0‑N)

Second Judicial District: Teresa N. Hammons

Second Judicial District: Gene A. Woolard

Third Judicial District: Douglas B. Ottinger

Third Judicial District: Morton V. Whitlow

Tenth Judicial District: Charles H. Warren

Tenth Judicial District: J. William Watson, Jr.

Thirteenth Judicial District: D. Eugene Cheek, Sr.

Eighteenth Judicial District: Becky Jo Moore

Nineteenth Judicial District: Mitchell I. Mutnick

Twenty-fifth Judicial District: Gordon F. Saunders

Twenty-seventh Judicial District: Randal J. Duncan

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

Second Judicial District: Deborah V. Bryan

Fourth Judicial District: Joseph P. Massey

Seventh Judicial District: Ronald E. Bensten

Ninth Judicial District: George C. Fairbanks IV

Tenth Judicial District: Marvin H. Dunkum, Jr.

Twelfth Judicial District: D. Gregory Carr

Fourteenth Judicial District: Stuart L. Williams, Jr.

Seventeenth Judicial District: George D. Varoutsos

Twenty-second Judicial District: Dale M. Wiley

Twenty-fourth Judicial District: R. Louis Harrison, Jr.

Twenty-sixth Judicial District: Elizabeth Kellas Burton

Thirty-first Judicial District: D. Scott Bailey

A Member of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (39‑Y 0‑N)

Robert Ferrell Newman

Reading of report waived (37‑Y 2‑N)

CALENDAR

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 27 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

SB 109 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

SB 205 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

SB 423 - Read third time and passed Senate block vote (38-Y 0-N)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING

SB 240 - Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 2-N)

SB 241 - Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 13-N)

SB 424 - Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB 24 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 38 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 192 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 209 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SB 374 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate block vote (voice vote)

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON SECOND READING

SB 11 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 179 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 208 - Passed by for day

SB 229 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 305 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 335 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 337 - Read second time, Committee amendment agreed to (voice vote), Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 351 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

SB 447 - Read second time, Engrossed by Senate (voice vote)

UNCONTESTED CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 78 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 79 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 99 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 103 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 122 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 266 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 280 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 281 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 359 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 366 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 382 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 407 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 545 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE BILLS ON FIRST READING

SB 43 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 56 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 69 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 361 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 420 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

SB 446 - Rules suspended, constitutional reading dispensed block vote (39-Y 0-N), Passed by for day

REGULAR CALENDAR

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ON FIRST READING

SJ 1 - Read first time

SJ 70 - Read first time

MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS

HJ 4 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 5 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 8 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 24 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 25 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 26 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 27 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 28 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 35 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 39 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 40 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 47 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 51 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 57 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 60 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 74 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 111 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 113 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 114 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 118 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 128 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 129 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 147 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 148 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

HJ 153 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 74 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 76 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 100 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 103 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 104 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 105 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 110 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SJ 111 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

SR 3 - Agreed to by Senate block vote

COMMENDING RESOLUTIONS

HJ 6 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 10 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 11 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 12 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 13 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 14 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 15 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 16 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 19 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 20 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 21 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 30 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 32 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 33 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 34 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 36 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 41 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 43 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 46 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 48 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 49 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 54 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 59 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 62 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 67 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 68 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 71 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 75 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 80 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 81 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 85 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 91 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 95 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 98 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 102 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 106 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 107 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 121 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 122 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 125 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 126 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 127 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 130 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 132 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 133 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 140 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 141 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 142 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 143 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 144 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 145 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 146 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 152 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 154 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 155 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 156 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 175 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SJ 77 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SJ 78 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SJ 82 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SJ 98 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SJ 99 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SJ 106 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SJ 108 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SJ 109 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SR 2 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SR 13 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SR 20 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

SR 23 - Agreed to by Senate block vote (voice vote)

HJ 188 - Rules suspended, taken up for immediate consideration (39-Y 0-N), Agreed to by Senate (voice vote)

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned in Memory of General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson at 2:17 p.m. to convene Monday, January 25, 2016 at 12 m. pursuant to the Constitution and in agreement with the House of Delegates to adjourn for more than three days, and suspended the Rules to allow the Clerk to receive legislation until 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016 (38‑Y 0‑N). Pursuant to Rule 21(d)ii, the Clerk was ordered to receive committee reports.

BILLS REPORTED

From Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources:  SB 1, 21S, 37S, 152, 227 rereferred to Finance, 252A, 268, 284S, 307, 348, 349, 356S, 443A, 529

From Rehabilitation and Social Services: SB 4A, 39A, 124A, 126, 154S, 322S, 350, 363, 373A, 419 rereferred to Courts of Justice, 569S

BILLS REREFERRED

From Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources: SB 9 rereferred to Courts of Justice

From Rehabilitation and Social Services: SB 93 rereferred to Commerce and Labor, 216 rereferred to Courts of Justice

 

 


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