Friday, March 19, 2004

     The House of Delegates met at 11:30 a.m., and was called to order by the Speaker.
     Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
     The roll being called (Roll No. 771), and 83 members having answered to their names, the Speaker declared the presence of a quorum.
     The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Thursday, March 18, 2004, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.
Leaves of Absence

     At the request of Delegate Staton, and by unanimous consent, leaves of absence for the day were granted Delegates Anderson, Canterbury, Caruth, Ellem, Faircloth, Ferrell, Frederick, Hamilton, Hartman, Houston, Long, Manchin, Manuel, Renner, Spencer, Trump and Wakim.
     At 11:43 a.m., on motion of Delegate Staton, the House of Delegates adjourned until 6:00 p.m., Saturday, March 20, 2004.