Charleston, W. Va., Sunday, April 10, 2005

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. 2005), today's proceedings being authorized by the Governor's proclamation of Wednesday, April 6, 2005, extending the regular sixty-day session until and including the fifteenth day of April, two thousand five, 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. 2005, 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 Brooks F. McCabe, Jr., a senator from the seventeenth district.
Pending the reading of the Journal of Saturday, April 9, 2005,
On motion of Senator Bailey, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.
The Senate proceeded to the eighth order of business.
Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 145, Budget bill.
On third reading, coming up in regular order, was reported by the Clerk.
On motion of Senator Helmick, the bill was recommitted to the Committee on Finance.
The Senate proceeded to the twelfth order of business.
Remarks were made by Senators Chafin, Deem, Fanning, Sprouse, Kessler, Plymale, Weeks, Hunter, Barnes and Sharpe.
Senator Chafin then moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, April 11, 2005, 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, Chafin, Deem, Dempsey, Edgell, Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Guills, Harrison, Helmick, Jenkins, Lanham, McCabe, Minard, Minear, Plymale, Prezioso, Unger, White and Tomblin (Mr. President)--23.
The nays were: Barnes, Caruth, Hunter, Kessler, Love, McKenzie, Oliverio, Sharpe, Sprouse, Weeks and Yoder--11.
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, April 11, 2005, at 6 p.m.