WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE
EXTENDED SESSION, 2004
Charleston, W. Va., Thursday, March 18, 2004
The Senate met at 6 p.m.
(Senator Tomblin, Mr. President, in the Chair.)
Prayer was offered by the Honorable Brooks F. McCabe, Jr., a
senator from the seventeenth district.
Pending the reading of the Journal of Wednesday, March 17,
On motion of Senator Love, the Journal was approved and the
further reading thereof dispensed with.
The Senate proceeded to the third order of business.
The Clerk then presented a communication from His Excellency,
the Governor, advising that on March 18, 2004, he had approved Enr.
Senate Bill No. 199, Enr. Senate Bill No. 296 and Enr. Senate Bill
The Senate proceeded to the fourth order of business.
Senator Rowe, 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 18th day of March, 2004, 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
(S. B. No. 100), Prohibiting state and political subdivisions
from contracting with vendors owing debt to state.
(Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 181), Permitting retired state police
to carry concealed weapon for life.
(S. B. No. 469), Continuing interstate commission on uniform
(S. B. No. 470), Continuing real estate appraiser licensing
and certification board.
(S. B. No. 506), Permitting use of "bank" in name of licensed
(S. B. No. 563), Relating to public employees retirement act.
(S. B. No. 576), Continuing state rail authority.
Larry L. Rowe,
Chair, Senate Committee.
Chair, House Committee.
The Senate proceeded to the twelfth order of business.
Remarks were made by Senators Bowman, Sprouse, Prezioso,
Weeks, Ross and Deem.
Senator Bailey then moved that the Senate adjourn until
tomorrow, Friday, March 19, 2004, at 11 a.m.
The question being on the adoption of Senator Bailey's motion,
and on this question, Senator Bailey demanded the yeas and nays.
The roll being taken, the yeas were: Bailey, Boley, Bowman,
Caldwell, Dempsey, Edgell, Harrison, Helmick, Jenkins, Kessler,
McCabe, Minard, Minear, Plymale, Prezioso, Ross, Rowe, Sharpe,
Snyder, Unger, Weeks, White and Tomblin (Mr. President)--23.
The nays were: Deem, Fanning, Hunter, Love, McKenzie and
Absent: Chafin, Facemyer, Guills, Oliverio and Smith--5.
So, a majority of those present and voting having voted in the
affirmative, the President declared Senator Bailey's motion had
In accordance with the foregoing motion, the Senate adjourned
until tomorrow, Friday, March 19, 2004, at 11 a.m.