Charleston, West Virginia, Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Senate met at 9 a.m.

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

Prayer was offered by the Honorable Charles S. Trump IV, a senator from the fifteenth district.

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

Pending the reading of the Journal of Wednesday, May 25, 2016,

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

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.

Senator Carmichael moved that the Senate recess until 3:30 p.m. today.

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, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Takubo, Trump, Unger, Walters, Williams, Woelfel, Yost and Cole (Mr. President)—33.

The nays were: None.

Absent: Mullins—1.

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 recessed until 3:30 p.m. today.

Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened.

On motion of Senator Carmichael, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Friday, May 27, 2016, at 10 a.m.