Charleston, West Virginia, Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Senate met at 1 p.m.

(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 Ryan J. Ferns, a senator from the first district.

Pending the reading of the Journal of Monday, May 23, 2016,

At the request of Senator Stollings, unanimous consent being granted, 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 sixth order of business.

            On motions for leave, severally made, the following bill was introduced, read by its title and referred to the appropriate committee:

By Senators Walters, Trump and Gaunch:

Senate Bill 1007—A Bill to amend and reenact §29-22B-503, §29-22B-504, §29-22B-1101 and §29-22B-1408 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to limited video lottery terminals at retail locations; allowing a person to be both a limited video operator and retailer; increasing number of limited video lottery terminals allowed at retail locations; requiring Lottery Commission to conduct bid only open to current permit holders prior to September 1, 2016, for permits expiring June 30, 2021; establishing procedure for bid process; and setting commission’s share of net terminal income at fifty-four percent effective July 1, 2016, provided that the average daily gross terminal income per terminal is greater than $140 per day.

Referred to the Committee on Finance.

The Senate proceeded to the ninth order of business.

Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 1001, Budget Bill.

On second reading, coming up in regular order, was reported by the Clerk.

At the request of Senator Carmichael, unanimous consent being granted, the bill was laid over one day, retaining its place on the calendar.

Pending announcement of majority and minority party caucuses,

Senator Carmichael moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 11 a.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, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 11 a.m.