Friday, March 14, 2003

The House of Delegates met at 6:00 p.m., and was called to order by the Speaker.

Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The roll being called, (Roll No. 700), and 91 members having answered to their names, the Speaker declared the presence of a quorum.

The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Thursday, March 13, 2003, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.

Committee Reports

Chairman Spencer, 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, 2003, 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:

(H. B. 2953), Establishing a mechanism to eliminate any actuarially projected unfunded liability in the Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund,

(H. B. 2110), Declaring that lawful design, marketing, manufacture or sale of firearms or ammunition to the public is not an unreasonably dangerous activity,

(Com. Sub. for H. B. 2406), Immunity from civil liability for members of a national ski patrol system,

(H. B. 2441), Increasing the minimum subscribed capital stock and capital surplus for new bank charter applications,

(H. B. 2514), Authorizing the board of banking and financial institutions to prohibit individuals removed from one financial institution from participating in the affairs of other financial institutions,

(H. B. 2534), Eliminating the property value limit on the application of the tax,

(Com. Sub. for H. B. 2694), Protecting the beekeeping industry,

(Com. Sub. for H. B. 2714), Relating to the donation of firefighting and fire rescue equipment and insurance policies dealing with immunity coverage provisions,

(Com. Sub. for H. B. 2902), Relating to confidentiality and disclosure of information set forth in oil and gas combined reporting form,

(Com. Sub. for H. B. 2948), Giving consumers greater opportunity to successfully obtain discontinuation of foreclosure sales and other efforts to repossess property,

(H. B. 3016), Allowing the department of health and human resources to retain adult protective service records for thirty years,

(H. B. 3018), Changing the amount of time that the department of health and human resources must retain child protective services' records,

(H. B. 3045), Implementing the Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement,

(H. B. 3095), Authorizing the tax commissioner to disclose to the treasurer certain information that would facilitate locating the owners of uncashed and unclaimed income tax refund checks,

(H. B. 3104), Providing for commercial work orders for vehicle and equipment repair, establishing criteria for commercial vehicle and equipment repair vendors and requiring a cost effectiveness analysis for issuing commercial work orders,

(Com. Sub. for H. B. 2592), Authorizing the department of administration to promulgate legislative rules,

(H. B. 2700), Adding health maintenance organization review committee to the definition of "review organizations",

(H. B. 2840), Increasing the number of members on the Greater Huntington Park and making other changes in the act,

(H. B. 3207), Supplemental appropriation to the department of military affairs and public safety - division of juvenile services,

(H. B. 3217), Establishing a fund and making a supplementary appropriation of federal funds out of the treasury from the balance of federal moneys remaining unappropriated,

(Com. Sub. for S. B. 178, Relating to subject matter jurisdiction in family courts,


(S. B. 352, Reenacting jobs act.

Messages from the Executive

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kiss, presented a communication from His Excellency, the Governor, advising that on March 14, 2003, he approved Com. Sub. for H. B. 3014.

Leaves of Absences

At the request of Delegate Staton, and by unanimous consent, leaves of absence were granted Delegates Faircloth, Ferrell, Fleischauer, Frederick, Manuel, Perdue, Schadler, Trump and Wakim.

At 6:22 p.m., on motion of Delegate Staton, the House of Delegates adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2003.