Charleston, West Virginia, Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Senate met at 11 a.m.

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

Prayer was offered by the Honorable Ronald F. Miller, a senator from the tenth district, and Pastor, West Point Baptist Church, Asbury, West Virginia

The Senate was then led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by the Honorable Jeff Mullins, a senator from the ninth district.

Pending the reading of the Journal of Tuesday, May 24, 2016,

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

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

Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened and 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.

The Senate proceeded to the thirteenth order of business.

At the request of Senator Karnes, unanimous consent being granted, it was ordered that the Journal show had Senator Karnes been present in the chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2016, he would have voted “nay” on the passage of Engrossed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 1005.

Senator Carmichael moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 9 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, Unger, Walters, Williams, Woelfel, Yost and Cole (Mr. President)—33.

The nays were: Trump—1.

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, Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 9 a.m.