SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2007

The Senate met at 12:15 a.m. for an extended session to complete action on the annual state budget (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2007), today's proceedings being authorized by the Governor's proclamation of Wednesday, March 7, 2007, extending the regular sixty-day session until and including the seventeenth day of March, two thousand seven, solely for that purpose, as being the only permissive legislation within constitutional purview.
The Legislature now being in extended session for the sole consideration of
Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2007, Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution.
(Senator Tomblin, Mr. President, in the Chair.)

Prayer was offered by the Honorable Shirley Love, a senator from the eleventh district West Virginia.
Pending the reading of the Journal of Saturday, March 10, 2007,
On motion of Senator Kessler, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.
The Senate proceeded to the twelfth order of business.
Remarks were made by Senators Chafin, Caruth, Deem and Fanning.
The Senate then proceeded to the thirteenth order of business.
Senator Chafin called attention to today being the birthday of Becky McClure, Assistant to the President, and on behalf of the Senate extended felicitations and good wishes to Becky McClure, with Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner, Division of Culture and History, leading the members in singing "Happy Birthday".
Senator Chafin then moved that the Senate adjourn until tomorrow, Monday, March 12, 2007, at 6 p.m.
The question being on the adoption of Senator Chafin's motion, and on this question, Senator Chafin demanded the yeas and nays.
The roll being taken, the yeas were: Bailey, Boley, Bowman, Chafin, Deem, Edgell, Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Guills, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Love, McCabe, Minard, Plymale, Prezioso, Stollings, Sypolt, Unger, Wells, White and Tomblin (Mr. President)--25.
The nays were: Barnes, Caruth, Hunter, Kessler, McKenzie, Oliverio, Sprouse and Yoder--8.
Absent: Sharpe--1.
So, a majority of those present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared Senator Chafin's motion had prevailed.
In accordance with the foregoing motion, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Monday, March 12, 2007, at 6 p.m.