Monday, March 12, 2007


[Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, in the Chair]

The House of Delegates met at 6:00 p.m., and was called to order by the Honorable Richard Thompson, Speaker.
Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The roll being called (Roll No. 544), and 81 members having answered to their names, the Speaker declared the presence of a quorum.
The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Sunday, March 11, 2007, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.
Messages from the Senate

A message from the Senate, by

The Clerk of the Senate, announced that the Senate had agreed to the appointment of an additional conferee on the disagreeing votes of the two houses as to
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2007, Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution.
The message further announced that the President of the Senate had appointed Senator Guills as the additional conferee on the part of the Senate.
Leaves of Absence

At the request of Delegate DeLong, and by unanimous consent, leave of absence for the day was granted Delegates Campbell, Cann, Duke, Fleischauer, Frederick, Hamilton, Hutchins, Iaquinta, Ireland, Long, Manchin, Michael, Miley, Proudfoot, Shook, Tabb, Talbott, Ron Thompson and Varner.
Delegate Craig asked and obtained unanimous consent that the remarks of Delegate Ennis concerning the remarks Governor Manchin made regarding Wild Wonderful West Virginia be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
At 6:26 p.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2007.