Minute Book
2012 Special Session I
Senate of Virginia
Monday, March 26, 2012


Called to order at 3:00 p.m. President pro tempore Senator Walter A. Stosch  

Prayer offered by The Reverend Dr. Albert C. Lynch, St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Richmond, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

Motion of Senator Ruff dispensed with reading of Journal (36-Y 1-N)

SB 5001 - offered by Senators Saslaw and Norment (unanimous consent to introduce by voice vote)

Bill presented, ordered printed and referred/joint resolutions and resolutions laid on Clerk’s Desk under Senate Rules 11(b), (26)g and HJR 5002

On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 3:25 to reconvene at 3:35 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 3:35 p.m., Lt. Governor William T. Bolling presiding

Rules suspended, privileges of the floor granted to the Senate Finance Committee staff



HB 1300 – Rules suspended, second constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), read third time, Committee amendments agreed to, Amendment by Senator Black rejected (12-Y 28-N), Passed Senate with amendments (37-Y 3-N) 

Contested committee amendment

Page 11, Item 452 #3 agreed to (voice vote)

HB 1301 – Read second time,  rules suspended, third constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N), Committee amendments agreed to, Floor amendments Nos. 1 - 5  by Senator Norment withdrawn,  Floor amendment No. 1 by Senator Black rejected (12-Y 28-N),  Floor amendment by Senator Norment  rejected, Floor amendment by Senator Saslaw agreed to (20-Y 19-N),  Reconsideration of floor amendment agreed to (39-Y 0-N),   Floor amendment by Senator Saslaw rejected (19-Y 20-N),  Floor amendment by Senator Obenshain rejected (13-Y 26-N),  Floor amendment No. 1 by Senator Garrett ruled not properly before the Senate,  Floor amendment No. 2 by Senator Black  agreed to,  Floor amendment by Senator Stanley agreed to,  Floor amendment No. 2 by Senator Garrett rejected, Passed Senate with amendments (35-Y 4-N) 

Contested committee amendments

Page 36, Item 139 #5s, page 36 and Page 235, Item 3 - 6.04 #1s rejected (19-Y 20-N)

Page 36, Item 139 #5s, page 36 and Page 235, Item 3 - 6.04 #1s reconsidered (38-Y 2-N)

Page 36, Item 139 #5s, page 36 and Page 235, Item 3 - 6.04 #1s agreed to (voice vote)

Page 117, Item #293 #2s agreed to (voice vote)

Page 124, Item 297 #10s agreed to (voice vote)

Page 161, Item 366 #3s agreed to (voice vote)

Page 199, Item 469 #3s agreed to (voice vote)

Page 201, Item 472.10 #1s agreed to (voice vote)

On motion of Senator Stosch, the Senate adjourned at 6:52 p.m. to convene Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. 



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