Wednesday, March 14, 2007


[Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, in the Chair]

The House of Delegates met at 5:00 p.m., and was called to order by the Honorable Richard Thompson, Speaker.
Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The roll being called (Roll No. 546), and 86 members having answered to their names, the Speaker declared the presence of a quorum.
The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Tuesday, March 13, 2007, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.
Committee Reports

Delegate Doyle, 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, 2007, 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:
(S. B. 104), Establishing date Consolidated Public Retirement Board shall make annuity payments.
(Com. Sub. for S. B. 105), Imposing surcharge on certain fees due Deputy Sheriff Retirement Fund.
(S. B. 206), Assessing court costs for participants in pretrial diversion programs.
(Com. Sub. for S. B. 274), Authorizing Department of Transportation promulgate legislative rules.
(Com. Sub. for S. B. 276), Authorizing Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety promulgate legislative rules.
(Com. Sub. for S. B. 314), Authorizing Department of Education and the Arts promulgate legislative rules.
(S. B. 436), Selecting executive secretary for county commission on crime, delinquency and corrections.
(S. B. 484), Finding and declaring certain claims against state.
(S. B. 531), Relating to filing service of process on corporations in class action suits.
(S. B. 591), Supplementing, amending, reducing and increasing appropriation to Division of Highways.
(S. B. 594), Making supplemental appropriation to various accounts.
(S. B. 626), Relating to child advocacy centers.
Messages from the Executive

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, presented a communication from His Excellency, the Governor, advising that on March 13, 2007, he approved H. B. 2908, H. B. 3090, S. B. 96, S. B. 171, S. B. 172, S. B. 186, S. B. 190, S. B. 376 and S. B. 412.
Leaves of Absence

At the request of Delegate DeLong, and by unanimous consent, leaves of absence for the day were granted Delegates Carmichael, Frederick, Hamilton, Hartman, Hutchins, Long, Manchin, Michael, Miley, Shook, Stalnaker, Talbott, Ron Thompson and Varner.
At 5:12 p.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 5:00 p.m.,Thursday, March 15, 2007.