Tuesday, May 17, 2016
[MR. SPEAKER, MR. ARMSTEAD, IN THE CHAIR]
The House of Delegates met at 11:00 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, May 16, 2016, 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. 667), and 89 members being present, the Speaker declared the presence of a quorum. The absent being as follows:
Absent: Deem, Duke, Fleischauer, Fluharty, Manchin, Marcum, Perdue, Phillips, Rowe, Shott and Trecost.
Delegate Deem was also present for part of the session and arose to announce his presence.
LEAVES OF ABSENCE
At the request of Delegate Cowles, and by unanimous consent, leaves of absence for the day were granted Delegates Duke, Fleischauer, Fluharty, Manchin, Marcum, Perdue, Phillips, Rowe, Shott and Trecost.
At 11:27 a.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2016.