Called to order at 12 m. by Lt. Governor John H. Hager
Prayer offered by The Reverend Charles A. Summers, First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia
ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum presentCOMMUNICATION: Resignation Letter of Senator Forbes COMMUNICATION FROM STATE BOARD OF ELELCTIONS: Transmitting names of members-elect of the Senate Harry B. Blevins duly sworn in as Senator on September 10, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. R. Creigh Deeds duly sworn in as Senator on December 27, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. ELECTION OF PAGES (40-Y 0-N) 1st District: Anne Morgan Pates of Fredericksburg 2nd District: Margaret Barnes Beasley of Virginia Beach 3rd District: Jermaine Jehan Archer of Richmond 4th District: Melissa Patrice Ingram of Portsmouth 5th District: Daniel Phillip Merchant of Martinsville 6th District: Robert Peyton Morris of Lexington 7th District: Elizabeth Ann Goergen of Midlothian 8th District: Jonathan Ames Monroe of Arlington 9th District: Elizabeth Anne Robinette of Big Stone Gap 10th District: James Michael Chaplin of Manassas 11th District: Mary Alice Scott of Fairfax APPOINTMENT OF PAGES Robert Sherefledine Belman, Jr., of Falmouth Megan Catherine Field of Richmond Matthew Ambrose Hammond of Henrico Melissa Jill Zinder of Henrico Elizabeth Leigh Cole of Springfield APPOINTMENT OF MESSENGERS Robert Cameron Brammer of Henrico Delayna Crystal Earley of Mechanicsville Chad Anderson Felts of Ivor Matthew Pendzich Greeson of Leesburg Joshua Matthew Lewin of Annandale Katherine Lindsey Maxwell of Midlothian Kayce Laine McGehee of Chesapeake William Carter Neal of Richmond Kerry Maureen O’Brien of Clifton Brice Alan Pulley of Mechanicsville Nicholas Abraham Rerras of Norfolk Dennis Jeffrey Charles Simmons of Richlands Timothy Alexander Wright of Virginia Beach RESOLUTION REPORTED From Rules: SR1 S.R.1 – Rules suspended, readings and engrossment waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40-Y 0-N), agreed to (40-Y 0-N) Committee Nominations Report agreed to (40-Y 0-N) AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES Hawkins, chairman; Marye; Chichester; Bolling; Ticer; Whipple; Hanger; Watkins; Reynolds; Puckett; Miller, K.G.; Rerras; Ruff; Blevins; Deeds COURTS OF JUSTICE Stolle, chairman; Saslaw; Trumbo; Marsh; Quayle; Norment; Howell; Lucas; Williams; Edwards; Reynolds; Mims; Puller; Rerras; Blevins EDUCATION AND HEALTH Barry, chairman; Chichester; Saslaw; Lambert; Houck; Lucas; Potts; Howell; Quayle; Martin; Newman; Edwards; Bolling; Ruff; Whipple LOCAL GOVERNMENT Quayle, chairman; Marsh; Lucas; Martin; Hanger; Newman; Ticer; Whipple; Reynolds; Watkins; Mims; Puckett; Puller; Ruff; Wagner PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS Miller, K.G., chairman; Lambert; Marye; Hawkins; Norment; Martin; Hanger; Bolling; Howell; Colgan; Wampler; Potts; Byrne; Stolle; Deeds REHABILITATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES Hanger, chairman; Miller, Y.B.; Marsh; Lucas; Maxwell; Newman; Williams; Ticer; Mims; Byrne; Puller; Rerras; Wagner; Trumbo; Blevins TRANSPORTATION Williams, chairman; Houck; Miller, Y.B.; Stosch; Trumbo; Marsh; Newman; Watkins; Maxwell; Puckett; Mims; Rerras; Wagner; Blevins; Deeds House informed that the Senate is duly organized and ready to proceed MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House is duly organized and ready to proceed COMMUNICATION FROM STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS: Transmitting names of Elected Officials: Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 81 (Notifying Governor of organization) and request concurrence On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 12:50 p.m. to reconvene at 1:30 p.m. The Senate reconvened at 1:30 p.m. On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 1:35 p.m. to reconvene at 2:00 p.m. The Senate reconvened at 2:00 p.m. H.J.R. 81 - taken up, agreed to (voice vote), House informed MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 4 (Establishing a schedule for conduct of business) H.J.R. 4 – read first time, Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (37-Y 0-N), Trumbo floor amendment agreed to, agreed to (36-Y 3-N), House informed Bills and resolutions prefiled, ordered printed and referred under §30-19.3 of the Code of Virginia: see January 10 Senate Calendar Bills and resolutions presented, ordered printed and referred under Senate Rules 11(b) and (26)g: see January 10 Senate Calendar MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to amendment to HJR 4 S.J.R. 31 – Rules suspended, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (40-Y 0-N), agreed to, House informed S.J.R. 63 – Rules suspended, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (39-Y 0-N), agreed to, House informed MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 82 (Establishing Inaugural Committee) H.J.R. 82 - taken up, agreed to, House informed SENATE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE John H. Chichester Charles J. Colgan Richard L. Saslaw Kevin G. Miller R. Edward Houck Benjamin J. Lambert III Yvonne B. Miller Warren E. Barry Walter A. Stosch Malfourd W. Trumbo Janet D. Howell Henry L. Marsh III L. Louise Lucas Kenneth W. Stolle Thomas K. Norment, Jr. Mary Margaret Whipple MESSAGES FROM HOUSE: House agreed to SJR 31, 63 On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 5:05 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 House Chamber for Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address On motion of Senator Chichester, the Senate adjourned at 7:55 p.m. to convene January, 10 at 12 m.