Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened.
The hour of 7 p.m. having arrived, that being the time set for
the joint assembly to hear the address of His Excellency, the
Governor, the Senate recessed until fifteen minutes after
adjournment of the joint assembly. Members of the Senate then
repaired in a body to the hall of the House of Delegates.
(NOTE: For formal procedure in the joint assembly and the
address of His Excellency, the Governor, the Honorable Joe Manchin
III, see the Journal of the House of Delegates for this day.)
The joint assembly having been dissolved, the Senate returned
to its chamber and resumed its regular session.
Senator Tomblin (Mr. President) presented the following
communication from His Excellency, the Governor, submitting the
executive budget and annual budget bill, which was received and
read by the Clerk:
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
January 9, 2008
Senate Executive Message No. 1
The Honorable Earl Ray Tomblin
President, West Virginia Senate
Charleston, West Virginia
Dear President Tomblin:
I herewith submit, pursuant to the Constitution of the State
of West Virginia, a budget and budget bill for the fiscal year
beginning July 1, 2008.
With warmest regards,
Joe Manchin III,
Subsequently, Senator Tomblin (Mr. President) laid before the
Senate the aforementioned annual budget bill,
By Senators Tomblin (Mr. President) and Caruth (By Request of
Senate Bill No. 150--A Bill making appropriations of public
money out of the Treasury in accordance with section fifty-one,
article VI of the Constitution.
Which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on
On motion of Senator Chafin, leaves of absence for the day
were granted Senators McKenzie and Sharpe.
Thereafter, on motion of Senator Chafin, the Senate adjourned
until tomorrow, Thursday, January 10, 2008, at 11 a.m.