Wednesday, May 18, 2016





The House of Delegates met at 11:00 a.m., and was called to order by the Honorable Tim Armstead, Speaker.

Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Tuesday, May 17, 2016, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.

Delegate Cowles arose to suggest the absence of a quorum, the Clerk opened the machine for the roll to be taken (Roll No. 668), and 92 members being present, the Speaker declared the presence of a quorum. The absent being as follows:

Absent: Duke, Hicks, Manchin, Marcum, Phillips, Reynolds, Shott and Trecost.


At the request of Delegate Cowles, and by unanimous consent, leaves of absence for the day were granted Delegates Duke, Hicks, Manchin, Marcum, R. Phillips, Reynolds, Shott and Trecost.

At 11:16 a.m., on motion of Delegate Cowles, the House of Delegates recessed until 5:00 p.m.

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Evening Session

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Messages from the Senate

A message from the Senate, by

The Clerk of the Senate, announced the passage by the Senate, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the passage, of

S. B. 1002 - A Bill expiring funds to the unappropriated balance in the State Fund, General Revenue, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, in the amount of $12,150,000 from the Joint Expenses, Tax Reduction and Federal Funding Increased Compliance (TRAFFIC), fund 0175, fiscal year 2009, organization 2300, appropriation 64200; in the amount of $8,500,00 from the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Recovery Fund, fund 1509, fiscal year 2016, organization 1500; in the amount of $2,500,000 from the Department of Health and Human Resources, West Virginia Health Care Authority Health Care Costs Review Fund, fund 5375, fiscal year 2016, organization 0507; in the amount of $29,000,000 from the Department of Revenue, Office of the Secretary Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund, fund 7005, fiscal year 2016, organization 0701; in the amount of $5,000,000 from the Department of Revenue, Insurance Commissioner Insurance Commission Fund, fund 7152, fiscal year 2016, organization 0704; in the amount of $4,631,089.49 from the Department of Revenue, Lottery Commission, Operating and Expenses Fund, fund 7200, fiscal year 2016, organization 0705; and in the amount of $2,000,000 from the Public Service Commission, fund 8623, fiscal year 2016, organization 0926; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

At 5:11 p.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 19, 2016.