Charleston, W. Va.,      Thursday, August 4, 2011

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

     Prayer was offered by the Reverend Dick Corbin, Director of Church Relations, Union Mission of West Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia.
     Pending the reading of the Journal of Wednesday, August 3, 2011,
     On motion of Senator Edgell, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.
     Senator Kessler (Acting President) presented a communication from the Board of Occupational Therapy, submitting its biennial report for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 as required by chapter thirty, article one, section twelve of the code of West Virginia.
     Which communication and report were received and filed with the Clerk.

     The Senate proceeded to the fifth order of business.
     Senator Unger, from the Select Committee on Redistricting, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Select Committee on Redistricting has had under consideration
     Senate Bill No. 1008 (originating in the Select Committee on Redistricting)--
A Bill to amend and reenact §1-2-2b and §1-2-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the composition of congressional districts; providing for congressional districts; and requiring incidental precinct boundary changes.
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass.
                              Respectfully submitted,
                               John R. Unger II,
     At the request of Senator Unger, unanimous consent being granted, the bill (S. B. No. 1008) contained in the preceding report from the Select Committee on Redistricting was taken up for immediate consideration, read a first time and ordered to second reading.
     The Senate proceeded to the twelfth order of business.
     Remarks were made by Senator Snyder.
     Thereafter, at the request of Senator Stollings, and by unanimous consent, the remarks by Senator Snyder were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
     The Senate next proceeded to the thirteenth order of business.
     At the respective requests of Senators Fanning, Tucker and Helmick, unanimous consent being granted, it was ordered that the Journal show had Senators Fanning, Tucker and Helmick been present in the chamber on yesterday, Wednesday, August 3, 2011, each would have voted "yea" on the passage of Engrossed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 1001, Engrossed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 1002, Engrossed Senate Bill No. 1003, Engrossed Senate Bill No. 1004, Engrossed Senate Bill No. 1005 and Engrossed Senate Bill No. 1007.
     Senator Unger then moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, Friday, August 5, 2011, at 11 a.m.
     The question being on the adoption of Senator Unger's aforestated motion, and on this question, Senator Unger demanded the yeas and nays.
     The roll being taken, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Boley, Browning, Edgell, D. Facemire, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler--30.
     The nays were: None.
     Absent: Chafin, K. Facemyer, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--4.
     So, a majority of those present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Acting President declared Senator Unger's motion had prevailed.
     In accordance with the foregoing motion, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Friday, August 5, 2011, at 11 a.m.