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Monday, June 12, 2017





            The House of Delegates met at 11:00 a.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.

            Delegate Cowles arose to suggest the absence of a quorum, the Clerk opened the machine for the roll to be taken (Roll No. 644), and 71 members being present, the Speaker declared the presence of a quorum.  The absent being as follows:

            Absent: Ambler, Arvon, Barrett, Caputo, Cooper, Dean, Ellington, A. Evans, Fast, Fleischauer, Folk, N. Foster, Harshbarger, Hartman, Hicks, Hill, Hornbuckle, Householder, Iaquinta, Lewis, Marcum, Moore, Rohrbach, Storch, Summers, Upson, Westfall, Williams and Wilson.

            The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Friday, June 9, 2017, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.

Messages from the Executive

            Mr. Speaker, Mr. Armstead, presented a communication from His Excellency, the Governor, advising that on June 9, 2017, he approved S. B. 1010.

Messages from the Senate

            A message from the Senate, by

            The Clerk of the Senate, announced concurrence in the amendment of the House of Delegates and the adoption, as amended, of

            S. C. R. 103, Suspending provisions of Joint Rule 3 relating to committee of conference on House Bill 107.

Delegates Arvon, Cooper, Fleischauer and Williams were also present for part of the morning session.

Leaves of Absence

            At the request of Delegate Cowles, and by unanimous consent, leaves of absence for the day were granted Delegates Ambler, Barrett, Ellington, A. Evans, Fast, Folk, N. Foster, Harshbarger, Hill, Householder, Lewis, Moore, Summers, Upson, Westfall and Wilson.

Miscellaneous Business   

            Delegate Butler asked and obtained unanimous consent that the remarks of Delegate Frich during Remarks by Members today be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.                                                                                                                  

            Delegate Eldridge asked and obtained unanimous consent that the remarks of Delegate Fluharty during Remarks by Members today be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.

At 11:32 a.m., on motion of Delegate Cowles, the House of Delegates recessed until 5:30 p.m.

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Evening Session

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The House of Delegates was called to order by the Honorable Tim Armstead, Speaker.

Messages from the Executive

            The Speaker laid before the House of Delegates a Proclamation of His Excellency, the Governor, which was read by the Clerk, as follows:




A   P R O C L A M A T I O N

By the Governor

            I, JIM JUSTICE, by virtue of the authority vested in the Governor by Section 7, Article VII, of the Constitution of West Virginia, do hereby AMEND the Proclamation dated the third day of May, Two Thousand Seventeen, calling the Legislature of West Virginia to convene in Extraordinary Session at eleven a.m. on the fourth day of May, Two Thousand Seventeen, and amended by subsequent Proclamation dated the fifteenth day of May, Two Thousand Seventeen, and amended further by subsequent Proclamation dated the twenty-third day of May, Two Thousand Seventeen, by adding item fifteen as follows:

            FIFTEEN, A bill imposing, administering, and collecting a license tax on successful bidders for road construction contracts.

            IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of West Virginia to be affixed.

DONE at the Capitol in the City of Charleston, State of West Virginia, this twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Seventeen, and in the One Hundred Fifty-Fourth year of the State.

                                                                                                Jim Justice,




By the Governor

Mac Warner,

  Secretary of State

Delegates Caputo, Dean, Hartman, Hicks, Hornbuckle, Iaquinta, Marcum, Rohrbach and Storch were present during the evening session.

Miscellaneous Business

 Delegate Kessinger filed a form with the Clerk’s Office per House Rule 94b to be added as a cosponsor of H. B. 119.

At 5:59 p.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017.


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