Charleston, W. Va., Sunday, March 15, 2015

            The Senate met at 12:05 a.m. for an extended session to complete action on the annual state budget (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2016), today’s proceedings being authorized by the Governor’s proclamation of March 11, 2015, extending the regular sixty-day session until and including the eighteenth day of March, two thousand fifteen, 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. 2016, Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution.

(Senator Cole, Mr. President, in the Chair.)

            Prayer was offered by the Honorable C. Edward Gaunch, a senator from the eighth district.

            The Senate was then led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by the Honorable Mitch Carmichael, a senator from the fourth district.

            Pending the reading of the Journal of Saturday, March 13, 2015,

            On motion of Senator M. Hall, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.

            The Senate proceeded to the second order of business and the introduction of guests.

            The Senate then proceeded to the twelfth order of business.

            Remarks were made by Senators Carmichael, Kessler, Boso and Snyder.

            Thereafter, at the request of Senator Trump, and by unanimous consent, the remarks by Senators Carmichael, Kessler and Boso were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.

            Senator Carmichael then moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2015, at 5 p.m.

            The question being on the adoption of Senator Carmichael’s motion, and on this question, Senator Carmichael demanded the yeas and nays.

            The roll being taken, the yeas were: Beach, Blair, Boley, Boso, Carmichael, Facemire, Gaunch, D. Hall, M. Hall, Karnes, Kessler, Kirkendoll, Laird, Leonhardt, Maynard, Mullins, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Takubo, Walters, Williams, Woelfel, Yost and Cole (Mr. President)--30.

            The nays were: Miller, Trump and Unger--3.

            Absent: Ferns--1.

            So, a majority of those present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared Senator Carmichael’s motion had prevailed.

            In accordance with the foregoing motion, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2015, at 5 p.m.