Charleston, W. Va., Monday, March 14, 2016

The Senate met at 4 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 Charles S. Trump IV, a senator from the fifteenth district.

Pending the reading of the Journal of Sunday, March 13, 2016,

At the request of Senator Woelfel, 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 fourth order of business.

            Senator Maynard, from 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 S. B. No. 39), Regulating off-road motorcycles within Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area.

            (S. B. No. 94), Designating State Police Superintendent as administrator and enforcer of motor vehicle inspection program.

            (S. B. No. 346), Updating projects managed by Project Management Office.

            (S. B. No. 349), Updating meaning of federal adjusted gross income.

            (Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 400), Reducing amount of sales tax proceeds dedicated to School Major Improvement Fund.

            (S. B. No. 469), Clarifying what personal funds are exempt from levy following judgment.

            (Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 592), Relating to pipeline safety.

            (Com. Sub. for S. B. 601), Relating to exception from jurisdiction of PSC for materials recovery facilities or mixed waste processing facilities.

(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.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

                                                                          Mark R. Maynard,

                                                                            Chair, Senate Committee.

                                                                          John B. McCuskey,

                                                                            Chair, House Committee.

The Senate proceeded to the twelfth order of business.

Remarks were made by Senator Williams.

Thereafter, at the request of Senator Plymale, and by unanimous consent, the remarks by Senator Williams were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.

            The Senate then proceeded to the thirteenth order of business.

At the request of Senator Williams, unanimous consent being granted, it was ordered that the Journal show had Senator Williams been present in the chamber on Saturday, March 12, 2016, he would have voted “yea“ on the passage of Engrossed Committee Substitute for House Bill 4014.

Senator Carmichael then moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 4:30 p.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, Blair, Boley, Boso, Carmichael, Cline, Facemire, Gaunch, Hall, Karnes, Kessler, Kirkendoll, Laird, Leonhardt, Maynard, Miller, Mullins, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Snyder, Sypolt, Takubo, Trump, Unger, Walters, Williams, Woelfel, Yost and Cole (Mr. President)–31.

The nays were: None.

Absent: Beach, Ferns and Stollings–3.

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, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.