Tuesday, March 17, 2015
[Mr. Speaker, Mr. Armstead, in the Chair]
The House of Delegates met at 9:00 a.m., and was called to order by the Honorable Tim Armstead, Speaker.
Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Monday, March 16, 2015, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.
Delegate Cowles arose to suggest the absence of a quorum, the Clerk opened the machine for the roll to be taken (Roll No. 636), and 81 members being present, the Speaker declared the presence of a quorum. The absent being as follows:
Absent: Bates, Campbell, Deem, Ellington, Folk, Hicks, Hill, Householder, Ireland, Kelly, Manchin, Marcum, Moore, Perdue, L. Phillips, Reynolds, Rohrbach, Sponaugle and Walters.
Delegate Hill announced that had he been present when the quorum call was taken he would have voted in the affirmative.
Delegate McCuskey, 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 16th day of March, 2015, presented to His Excellency, the Governor, for his action, the following bill, signed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates:
(H. B. 2876), Finding and declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state.
Leaves of Absence
At the request of Delegate Cowles, and by unanimous consent, leaves of absence for the day were granted Delegates Bates, Campbell, Deem, Ellington, Folk, Hicks, Householder, Ireland, Kelly, Manchin, Marcum, Moore, Perdue, L. Phillips, Reynolds, Rohrbach, Sponaugle and Walters.
At 9:13 a.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2015.