Friday, May 27, 2016
[MR. SPEAKER, MR. ARMSTEAD, IN THE CHAIR]
The House of Delegates met at 10:00 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 Thursday, May 26, 2016, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.
Com. Sub. for H. B. 101, Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution; on third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time.
The question being on the passage of the bill, the yeas and nays were taken (Roll No. 686), and there were, including 12 paired--yeas 61, nays 37, absent and not voting 2, with the paired, nays, absent and not voting being as follows:
Pursuant to House Rule 43, the following pairings were filed and announced by the Clerk:
Yea: Flanigan Nay: Longstreth
Yea: Hill Nay: Ihle
Yea: Moffatt Nay: Marcum
Yea: Reynolds Nay: Bates
Yea: Sobonya Nay: Byrd
Yea: Westfall Nay: Rodighiero
Nays: Blackwell, Boggs, Campbell, Caputo, Eldridge, Ferro, Fleischauer, Fluharty, Folk, Guthrie, Hartman, Hicks, Hornbuckle, Lynch, Manchin, McGeehan, Miley, Moore, Morgan, Moye, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, Phillips, Pushkin, Rowe, Shaffer, Skinner, P. Smith, Sponaugle, P. White.
Absent and Not Voting: Kurcaba and Trecost.
So, a majority of the members elected to the House of Delegates having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the bill (Com. Sub. for H. B. 101) passed.
Delegate Cowles moved that the bill take effect July 1, 2016.
On this question, the yeas and nays were taken (Roll No. 687), and there were--yeas 91, nays none, absent and not voting 9, with the absent and not voting being as follows:
Absent and Not Voting: Bates, Byrd, Flanigan, Hill, Kurcaba, Marcum, Sobonya, Trecost and Westfall.
So, two thirds of the members elected to the House of Delegates having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the bill (Com. Sub. for H. B. 101) takes effect July 1, 2016.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates and request concurrence therein.
Leaves of Absence
At the request of Delegate Cowles, and by unanimous consent, leaves of absence for the day were granted Delegates Byrd, Flanigan, Hill, Kurcaba, Marcum, Sobonya, Trecost and Westfall.
Delegate Bates was present for part of the session.
Delegate Hornbuckle noted to the Clerk that he was absent on yesterday when the votes were taken on Roll Nos. 680 through 684, and that had he been present, he would have voted “Yea” thereon and he was also absent for the vote on Roll No. 685, and that had he been present, he would have voted “Nay” thereon.
Delegate R. Smith asked and obtained unanimous consent that all remarks regarding Com. Sub. for H. B. 101 be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
Delegate P. White asked and obtained unanimous consent that the remarks of the Gentleman from the 22nd on yesterday be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
Delegate Walters asked and obtained unanimous consent that the remarks of yesterday by Delegate Canterbury regarding his amendment to Com. Sub. for H. B. 101 be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
At 12:52 p.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2016.