Charleston, W. Va., Monday, May 23, 2016

The Senate met at 9:30 a.m.

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

Prayer was offered by the Honorable Gregory L. Boso, a senator from the eleventh district.

The Senate was then led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by the Honorable Craig Blair, a senator from the fifteenth district.

Pending the reading of the Journal of Friday, May 20, 2016,

At the request of Senator Yost, unanimous consent being granted, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.

Pending announcement of a meeting of a standing committee of the Senate, including a majority party caucus,

On motion of Senator Blair, the Senate recessed until 4 p.m. today.

Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened and proceeded to the fourth order of business.

Senator Hall, from the Committee on Finance, submitted the following report, which was received:

Your Committee on Finance has had under consideration

Senate Bill 1001, Budget Bill.

And reports back a committee substitute for same with the following title:

Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 1001 (originating in the Committee on Finance)A Bill making appropriations of public money out of the Treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article VI of the Constitution.

With the recommendation that the committee substitute do pass.

Respectfully submitted,

Mike Hall,


At the request of Senator Carmichael, unanimous consent being granted, the bill (Com. Sub. for S. B. 1001) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Finance was taken up for immediate consideration, read a first time and ordered to second reading.

Senator Carmichael moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 1 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: Ashley, Beach, Blair, Boley, Boso, Carmichael, Cline, Facemire, Ferns, Gaunch, Hall, Karnes, Kessler, Kirkendoll, Laird, Leonhardt, Maynard, Miller, Mullins, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Takubo, Trump, Unger, Walters, Williams, Woelfel, Yost and Cole (Mr. President)34.

The nays were: None.

Absent: None.

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, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 1 p.m.