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2017 SESSION

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Minute Book
2017 Session
Senate of Virginia
RALPH S. NORTHAM, PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE
SUSAN CLARKE SCHAAR, CLERK
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
 

 

Called to order at 12 m. by Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam

Prayer offered by The Reverend Kelvin Fitzgerald Jones, First Baptist Church of Capeville, Cape Charles, Virginia

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS: quorum present

COMMUNICATION FROM STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS: Transmitting names of members-elect of the Senate

T. Montgomery Mason duly sworn in as Senator of the 1st District on November 23, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

Lionel Spruill, Sr. duly sworn in as Senator of the 5th District on November 22, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.

ELECTION OF PAGES (38‑Y 0‑N)

1st District: Morgan Gross of Newport News

5th District: Faith Elizabeth Leftwich of Chesapeake

6th District: Maxwell Seamus Willette of Norfolk

8th District: Ainsley Elizabeth Proctor of Virginia Beach

10th District: Oliver Joseph Buckner of Midlothian

11th District: Wyatt Stead Carter of Chesterfield

12th District: Abigail Rebecca Gray of Richmond

17th District: Joshua Austin Cutright of Louisa

18th District: Faith Alexis Page of Franklin

19th District: Phoebe Noel Price of Abingdon

22nd District: Olivia Leigh Shores of Farmville

25th District: Elizabeth Odry Slaughter of Charlottesville

26th District: Audrey Louise Fisher of Fauquier

29th District: Joshua Ethan Lim of Dumfries

30th District: Lauren Beliveau Loesch of Alexandria

31st District: Senna Haley Keesing of McLean

34th District: Brenna Nicole Keam of Vienna

36th District: Cynthia McClain Brooks of Alexandria

39th District: Andrew Bridgman Poe of Lorton

40th District: Virginia Rachel Pillion of Abingdon 

APPOINTMENT OF PAGES

Abigail Ruthe Rice of Forest

Emily Rose Swisher of Mechanicsville

Gunnar Franklin Phillips of Poquoson

Lillian Clare Hallock of Richmond

Jacob Thomas Ellis of Virginia Beach

APPOINTMENT OF MESSENGERS

Sarah Elizabeth Allen of Mecklenburg

Nathaniel Bryce Alpin of Fredericksburg

Megan Elizabeth Beasley of Richmond

Phillip James Bolick of Fredericksburg

Eban Lemma Ebssa of Alexandria

Emily Michelle Eppard of Louisa

Lillyana Kuílani Freitas of Culpeper

Lucy Caroline Griffin of Winchester

Wyatt Walker Herman of Waynesboro

John James Keane III of Gainesville

Hope Marie Leftwich of Chesapeake

Amya Nazarine Matthews of Henrico

Keeley Avice Messick of Henrico

Sara Paige Murray of Middlesex

Madison Akinyi Elizabeth Odallo of Hampton

Tatiana Isabel Pejacsevich of Fauquier

Jack W. Reeves of Spotsylvania

Meredith Austin Vick of Williamsburg

Addison Hart Villanueva of Norfolk

William Alexander Vogel of Fauquier

Stephen Wesley Wiecek of Hanover

SR 102 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings and engrossment waived, taken up for immediate consideration (38‑Y 0‑N), agreed to (38‑Y 0‑N)

House informed that the Senate is duly organized and ready to proceed

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House is duly organized and ready to proceed

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 717 (Notifying Governor of organization) and request concurrence

HJR 717 - Taken up, agreed to (voice vote), House informed

Bills and resolutions prefiled, ordered printed and referred under ß 30-19.3 of the Code of Virginia: see January 12 Senate Calendar

Bills and resolutions presented, ordered printed and referred under Senate Rules 11(b) and (26)g: see January 12 Senate Calendar

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 555 (Establishing a schedule for conduct of business)

MESSAGE FROM HOUSE: House agreed to HJR 556 (Establishing a prefiling schedule for 2018)

HJR 555 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (38‑Y 0‑N), agreed to (38‑Y 0‑N), House informed

HJR 556 - Rules suspended, committee discharged, readings waived, taken up for immediate consideration (38‑Y 0‑N), agreed to (38‑Y 0‑N), House informed

COMMUNICATION FROM HOUSE (HN10111)

The House of Delegates has agreed to the following House joint resolution: HJ 684

On motion of Senator Norment, the Senate recessed at 1:37 p.m. to reconvene at 6:30 p.m.

The Senate reconvened at 6:30 p.m.

The Senate proceeded at 6:45 p.m. to House Chamber for Governorís State of the Commonwealth Address

On motion of Senator Newman, the Senate adjourned at 8:02 p.m. to convene Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12 m.