Charleston, West Virginia, Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Senate met at 1 p.m.

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

Prayer was offered by Bishop Joe Thomas, Nondenominational Fellowship Pentecostal Ministries, Charleston, West Virginia.

The Senate was then led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by the Honorable C. Edward Gaunch, a senator from the eighth district.

Pending the reading of the Journal of Friday, May 27, 2016,

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

The Senate proceeded to the third order of business.

A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect July 1, 2016, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 101—A Bill making appropriations of public money out of the Treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article VI of the Constitution.

At the request of Senator Carmichael, and by unanimous consent, reference of the bill to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration, read a first time and ordered to second reading.

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.

The Senate proceeded to the twelfth order of business.

Remarks were made by Senators Romano, Hall, Woelfel, Carmichael and Kessler.

Following points of inquiry to the President, with resultant responses thereto,

Pending announcement of meetings of a standing committee of the Senate, including a minority party caucus,

Senator Carmichael moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1, 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: Beach, Blair, Boley, Boso, Carmichael, Cline, Facemire, Ferns, Gaunch, Hall, Kessler, Kirkendoll, Laird, Leonhardt, Maynard, Miller, Mullins, Palumbo, Plymale, Romano, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Trump, Unger, Walters, Williams, Woelfel, Yost and Cole (Mr. President)—30.

The nays were: None.

Absent: Ashley, Karnes, Prezioso and Takubo—4.

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, June 1, 2016, at 11 a.m.