Thursday, March 16, 2006

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 Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 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. Kiss, presented a communication from His Excellency, the Governor, advising that on March 13, 2006, he approved H. B. 4019, H. B. 4047 and H. B. 4063; on March 14, 2006, he approved H. B. 4751, Com. Sub. for S. B. 114 and S. B. 627.
The Speaker laid before the House of Delegates a Proclamation from His Excellency, the Governor, which was read by the Clerk as follows:
State of West Virginia




By the Governor

Whereas, Article VI, Section 51 of the Constitution of West Virginia generally sets forth the procedures for the passage of budget and supplementary appropriation bills; and
Whereas, Pursuant to said provisions, and because the Budget Bill had not been fully acted upon, the Regular Session of the Seventy-seventh Legislature was extended for a six-day period by the proclamation of the Governor dated March 8, 2006; and
Whereas, The Seventy-seventh Legislature has not finally acted upon the Budget Bill during the six-day period by which its Regular Session had been extended by such proclamation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOE MANCHIN III, GOVERNOR of the State of West Virginia, do hereby proclaim that my previous proclamation extending the Regular Session of the Seventy- seventh Legislature shall be modified so that the Regular Session of the Seventy-seventh Legislature shall be extended beyond the sixty-sixth day of the Regular Session for an additional period of two days and do hereby further proclaim that, during this extension, no matter other than the passage of the Budget Bill and a provision for the cost of the extended session shall be considered.
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, on this the seventeenth day of March, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Six, and in the One Hundred Forty-Third year of the State.
Joe Manchin III

By the Governor
Betty Ireland,
Secretary of State
Delegate Staton moved to adjourned until 6:00 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2006, and on this motion, demanded the yeas and nays, which demand was sustained.
The yeas and nays having been ordered, they were taken (Roll No. 673), and there were - yeas 63, nays 27, absent and not voting being as follows:
Nay: Amores, Border, Canterbury, Caputo, DeLong, Doyle, Fragale, Howard, Lane, Leggett, Longstreth, Louisos, Martin, Michael, Overington, Perdue, Perry, Porter, Sumner, Tabb, Trump, Tucker, Walters, G. White, Williams, Wysong and Yost.
Absent and Not Voting: Craig, Duke, Ferrell, Frederick, Houston, Iaquinta, Long, Manchin, Miley and Wakim.
So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, at 6:07 p.m., the House of Delegates adjourned.