WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE
FIRST EXTRAORDINARY SESSION, 2017
Charleston, West Virginia, Monday, June 12, 2017
The Senate met at 1 p.m.
(Senator Carmichael, 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 Michael A. Woelfel, a senator from the fifth district.
Pending the reading of the Journal of Friday, June 9, 2017,
At the request of Senator Trump, 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 third order of business.
A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of
Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 117—A Bill to amend and reenact §16-2D-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §16-29B-3 and §16-29B-8 of said code; and to amend said code by adding two new sections, designated §16-29B-24 and §16-29B-25, all relating to West Virginia Health Care Authority; defining terms; clarifying an exemption to the certificate of need; prohibiting the department from limiting the transfer of skilled nursing beds; authorizing legislative rulemaking; establishing an assessment on acute care hospitals; requiring entities file certain information with the authority; permitting the assessing of a penalty for failing to file reports; authorizing the authority to coordinate the collection of health data; requiring the authority to provide access to data; requiring the authority to charge a fee to obtain data; requiring a report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources; permitting the secretary to assume control of the data repository if certain conditions are met; authorizing emergency rules to implement the provisions of new article.
At the request of Senator Ferns, 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 Clerk then presented a communication from His Excellency, the Governor, advising that on June 9, 2017, he had approved Enr. Senate Bill 1010.
The Senate proceeded to the ninth order of business.
Senate Bill 1013, Budget Bill.
On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.
At the request of Senator Ferns, and by unanimous consent, the bill was advanced to third reading with the right for amendments to be considered on that reading.
The Senate proceeded to the tenth order of business.
Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 106, Relating generally to the furlough of public employees during declared fiscal emergency.
On first reading, coming up in regular order, was read a first time and ordered to second reading.
Senator Ferns then moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 11 a.m.
The question being on the adoption of Senator Ferns’ aforestated motion, and on this question, Senator Ferns demanded the yeas and nays.
The roll being taken, the yeas were: Beach, Blair, Boley, Clements, Cline, Facemire, Ferns, Gaunch, Jeffries, Karnes, Mann, Ojeda, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Stollings, Swope, Sypolt, Trump, Unger, Woelfel and Carmichael (Mr. President)—23.
The nays were: None.
Absent: Azinger, Boso, Hall, Maroney, Maynard, Miller, Mullins, Rucker, Smith, Takubo and Weld—11.
So, a majority of those present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared Senator Ferns’ motion had prevailed.
In accordance with the foregoing motion, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 11 a.m.