Charleston, W. Va., Sunday, March 9, 2003

     The Senate met at 12:30 a.m. for an extended session to complete action on the annual state budget (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2050), today's proceedings being authorized by the Governor's proclamation of Wednesday, March 5, 2003, extending the regular sixty-day session until and including the sixteenth day of March, two thousand three, solely for that purpose, as being the only permissive legislation within constitutional purview.
     The Legislature now being in extended session for the sole consideration of
     Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2050, Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution.
(Senator Tomblin, Mr. President, in the Chair.)

     Prayer was offered by the Honorable Billy Wayne Bailey, Jr., a senator from the ninth district.
     Pending the reading of the Journal of Saturday, March 8, 2003,
     On motion of Senator Caldwell, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.
     The Senate proceeded to the twelfth order of business.
     Remarks were made by Senators Guills and Weeks.
     Senator Chafin then moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, Monday, March 10, 2003, at 6 p.m.
     The question being on the adoption of Senator Chafin's motion, and on this question, Senator Chafin demanded the yeas and nays.
     The roll being taken, the yeas were: Bailey, Boley, Bowman, Caldwell, Chafin, Deem, Dempsey, Edgell, Facemyer, Fanning, Guills, Harrison, Helmick, Jenkins, Kessler, McCabe, Minard, Minear, Plymale, Prezioso, Ross, Rowe, Sharpe, Smith, Snyder, Unger, Weeks, White and Tomblin (Mr. President)--29.
     The nays were: Hunter, Love, McKenzie, Oliverio and Sprouse--5.
     Absent: None.
     So, a majority of those present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared Senator Chafin's motion had prevailed.
     In accordance with the foregoing motion, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Monday, March 10, 2003, at 6 p.m.