Charleston, W. Va., Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Senate met at 5 p.m.
(Senator Tomblin, Mr. President, in the Chair.)

Prayer was offered by the Honorable Dan Foster, a senator from the seventeenth district.
Pending the reading of the Journal of Monday, July 19, 2010,
On motion of Senator Plymale, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.
The Senate proceeded to the fourth order of business.
Senator Wells, from the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills has examined, found truly enrolled, and on the nineteenth day of July, 2010, presented to His Excellency, the Governor, for his action, the following bill, signed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates:
(Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 201), United States Senatorial succession.
Respectfully submitted,
Erik P. Wells,
Member, Senate Committee.
Danny Wells,
Chair, House Committee.
Without objection, the Senate returned to the third order of business.
Executive Communications

The Clerk then presented communications from His Excellency, the Governor, advising that on July 19, 2010, he had approved Enr. House Bill No. 201.
Pending announcement of a meeting of a standing committee of the Senate,
Senator Chafin then moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 3 p.m.
The question being on the adoption of Senator Chafin's aforestated motion, and on this question, Senator Chafin demanded the yeas and nays.
The roll being taken, the yeas were: Boley, Bowman, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Jenkins, Laird, McCabe, Minard, Oliverio, Plymale, Prezioso, Shott, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Unger, Wells, White, Yost and Tomblin (Mr. President)--27.
The nays were: Barnes--1.
Absent: Deem, Guills, Helmick, Kessler, Palumbo and Williams--6.
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, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 3 p.m.