Monday, March 14, 2016
[MR. SPEAKER, MR. ARMSTEAD, IN THE CHAIR]
The House of Delegates met at 5:00 p.m., and was called to order by the Honorable Tim Armstead, Speaker.
Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Sunday, March 13, 2016, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.
Delegate Cowles arose to suggest the absence of a quorum, the Clerk opened the machine for the roll to be taken (Roll No. 663), and 83 members being present, the Speaker declared the presence of a quorum. The absent being as follows:
Absent: Blackwell, Border, Campbell, Deem, Duke, Ellington, Folk, Gearheart, Hicks, Ireland, Kurcaba, Manchin, Marcum, J. Nelson, Perdue, Reynolds and Skinner.
Delegate McCuskey, Chair of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills has examined, found truly enrolled and, on the 14th day of March, 2016, presented to His Excellency, the Governor, for his action, the following bills, signed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates:
(Com. Sub. for H. B. 4171), Relating to the public school calendar,
(H. B. 4246), Changing the Martinsburg Public Library to the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library,
(H. B. 4340), Amending licensing requirements for an act which may be called Lynette’s Law,
(H. B. 4345), Repealing the West Virginia Permitting and Licensing Information Act,
(H. B. 4417), Increasing wages protected from garnishment,
(H. B. 4651), Relating to professional examination requirements for hearing-aid dealers and fitters,
(Com. Sub. for S. B. 39), Regulating off-road motorcycles within Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area,
(S. B. 94), Designating State Police Superintendent as administrator and enforcer of motor vehicle inspection program,
(S. B. 346), Updating projects managed by Project Management Office,
(S. B. 349), Updating meaning of federal adjusted gross income,
(Com. Sub. for S. B. 400), Reducing amount of sales tax proceeds dedicated to School Major Improvement Fund,
(S. B. 469), Clarifying what personal funds are exempt from levy following judgment,
(S. B. 592), Relating to pipeline safety.
Messages from the Executive
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Armstead, presented a communication from His Excellency, the Governor, advising that on March 12, 2016, he approved Com. Sub. for S. B. 582.
Leaves of Absence
At the request of Delegate Cowles, and by unanimous consent, leaves of absence for the day were granted Delegates Blackwell, Border, Campbell, Deem, Duke, Ellington, Folk, Gearheart, Hicks, Ireland, Kurcaba, Manchin, Marcum, J. Nelson, Perdue, Reynolds and Skinner.
At 5:32 p.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2016.