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Thursday, March 5, 2009

TWENTY-THIRD DAY

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


The House of Delegates met at 11:00 a.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 Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Wednesday, March 4, 2009, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.
At the request of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, the House of Delegates proceeded to the Ninth Order of Business for the purpose of considering a resolution on Unfinished Business.
Unfinished Business

H. C. R. 12, The "Sebert S. Duty Memorial Bridge"; coming up in regular order, as unfinished business, was reported by the Clerk and adopted.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates and request concurrence therein.
Committee Reports

Chairman Argento, from the Committee on Agriculture, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Agriculture has had under consideration:
H. B. 2651, Repealing article regulating male breeding animals,
H. B. 2652, Repealing the Tree Fruit Industry Self-Improvement Act of 1984,
And,

H. B. 2541, Including poultry among those domesticated farm animals or stock which the owner shall be liable for damages caused by those animals,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass, but that they first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bills (H. B. 2651, H. B. 2652, and H. B. 2541) were each referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Talbott, from the Committee on Natural Resources, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Natural Resources has had under consideration:
H. B. 2795, Creating a special hunting and fishing license for severely disabled and terminally ill persons under twenty-one years of age,
And reports the same back, with amendment, with the recommendation that it do pass, as amended, but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2795) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Argento, from the Committee on Agriculture, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Agriculture has had under consideration:
H. B. 2521, Reducing the wholesale tax on heating fuel, off road fuels, kerosene and propane used for home heating purposes or off road use,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2795) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
Chairman Spencer, from the Committee on Pensions and Retirement, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Pensions and Retirement has had under consideration:
H. B. 2406, Relating to unlawful expenditures by a local fiscal body,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2406) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Perry, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Banking and Insurance has had under consideration:
H. B. 2417, Making any willful failure to provide benefits under a discount medical plan organization and discount prescription drug plan organization a felony,
And reports the same back, with amendment, with the recommendation that it do pass, as amended, but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2417) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Perry, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Banking and Insurance has had under consideration:
H. B. 2757, Relating to financial audits of insurers,
And reports the same back, with amendment, with the recommendation that it do pass, as amended, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2757) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
Chairman Perry, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Banking and Insurance has had under consideration:
H. B. 2660, Expanding the definition of limited health care service,
And reports the same back, with amendment, with the recommendation that it do pass, as amended, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Resources.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2660) was referred to the Committee on Health and Human Resources.
Chairman Perry, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Banking and Insurance has had under consideration:
H. B. 2822, Insurance Commission, long-term care insurance,
H. B. 2823, Insurance Commission, actuarial opinion and memorandum rule,
H. B. 2824, Insurance Commission, Viatical Settlements,
And,
H. B. 2825, Insurance Commission, discount medical plan organizations,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass, but that they first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bills (H. B. 2822, H. B. 2823, H. B. 2824 and H. B. 2825) were each referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Kominar, from the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business has had under consideration:
H. B. 2687, Relating to infrastructure projects funded by the West Virginia Infrastructure Fund,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2687) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
Chairman Kominar, from the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business has had under consideration:
H. B. 2816, Development Office, Brownfield Economic Development Districts,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2816) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Martin, from the Committee on Roads and Transportation, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Roads and Transportation has had under consideration:
H. B. 2536, Adding language that includes railcars and locomotives in the category of railroad property that is illegal to interfere or tamper with,
H. B. 2561, Providing that an applicant for a farm use exemption certificate may not be required to appear before any assessor for renewal,
H. B. 2769, Eliminating the requirement that the Division of Highways post signs indicating the type of surveillance equipment used to determine speed,
And,
H. B. 2813, Highways, WV Division of, Transportation of Hazardous Wastes,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass, but that they first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bills (H. B. 2536, H. B. 2561, H. B. 2769 and H. B. 2813) were each referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Martin, from the Committee on Roads and Transportation, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Roads and Transportation has had under consideration:
H. B. 2776, Exempting funeral procession from paying turnpike tolls,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2776) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
Chairman Manchin, from the Committee on Political Subdivisions, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Political Subdivisions has had under consideration:
H. B. 2841, Extending the time for the city council of Richwood to meet as a levying body, And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2841) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Manchin, from the Committee on Political Subdivisions, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Political Subdivisions has had under consideration:
H. B. 2808, Providing a procedure for removal of county, district or municipal officers, And reports the same back, with amendment, with the recommendation that it do pass, as amended, but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2808) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Manchin, from the Committee on Political Subdivisions, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Political Subdivisions has had under consideration:
H. B. 2926, Establishing a procedure for challenging a candidate's qualifications for elected office,
And reports the same back, with amendment, with the recommendation that it do pass, as amended, but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2926) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Williams, from the Committee on Senior Citizen Issues, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Senior Citizen Issues has had under consideration:
H. B. 2884, Long-Term Care Partnership Program,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass but that it first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2884) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
Chairman Williams, from the Committee on Senior Citizen Issues, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Senior Citizen Issues has had under consideration:
H. B. 2913, Relating to the Statewide Independent Living Council,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass but that it first be referred to the Committee on Government Organization.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2913) was referred to the Committee on Government Organization.
Chairman Perdue, from the Committee on Health and Human Resources, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Health and Human Resources has had under consideration:
H. B. 2415, Identifying salvia divinorum as a hallucinogen and adding it to the list of controlled substances,
And reports the same back, with amendment, with the recommendation that it do pass, as amended, but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2415) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Perdue, from the Committee on Health and Human Resources, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Health and Human Resources has had under consideration:
H. B. 2839, Relating to the management of pain by physicians,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2839) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Perdue, from the Committee on Health and Human Resources, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Health and Human Resources has had under consideration:
H. B. 2745, Relating to the Healthy West Virginia Program,
And reports the same back, with amendment, with the recommendation that it do pass, as amended, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Government Organization.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2745) was referred to the Committee on Government Organization.
Messages from the Senate

A message from the Senate, by
The Clerk of the Senate, announced the passage by the Senate and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the passage, of
Com. Sub. for S. B. 307 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-4E-1, §16-4E-2, §16-4E-3, §16-4E-4, §16-4E-5 and §16-4E-6, all relating to development of a maternal risk assessment advisory council; providing for legislative findings; setting forth responsibilities of the advisory council; providing for legislative rule-making authority within the Department of Health and Human Resources to develop a uniform maternal risk screening tool; providing for applicability of the screening tool once developed; and
providing confidentiality of the tool"; which was referred to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
Resolutions Introduced

Delegate Porter offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
H. C. R. 17 - "Requesting the bridge on Route 460 below the Mercer Mall at the intersection of Route 19 near Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, specifically bridge number 28-19-5.40, be named 'War Veterans of Mercer County Memorial Bridge'."
Whereas, Mercer County's war veterans have participated in America's wars from the Revolutionary War to Iraqi Freedom and all of the wars in between; and
Whereas, The war veterans of Mercer County participated in The Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican-American War, War Between the States (Civil War), Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and stand ready to serve their state and country in the future; and
Whereas, The service the brave men and women of Mercer County, West Virginia exemplifies the courage and bravery of West Virginians in time of war and this service and sacrifice should not go unnoticed and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, West Virginia Division, Southern Brigade, in conjunction with the other Veterans Organizations of Mercer County support and request that these services and sacrifices be recognized with a bridge in their honor and memory; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 28-19-5.40 on Route 460 below the Mercer Mall at the intersection of Route 19 near Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, be named "War Veterans of Mercer County Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to cause to be fabricated signs to be erected at each entryway of the bridge, containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge to be named the "War Veterans of Mercer County Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and the Veteran's Organizations of Mercer County.
Bills Introduced

On motions for leave, bills were introduced, read by their titles, and severally referred as follows:
By Delegates Sobonya, Eldridge, Hutchins, Stowers, Sumner, Rowan, Schadler, Hunt, C. Miller, Barker and Ross:

H. B. 2951 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-12-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the penalties for overtaking and passing a school bus stopped for the purpose of receiving and discharging children"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Webster, Barker, Brown, Ferro, Hunt, Longstreth, Miley, Perry, Shook, Staggers and Ellem:

H. B. 2952 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-6-24 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to clarifying that a terroristic threat is a felony regardless of intent to actually commit the threatened act"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Campbell:

H. B. 2953 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17A-3-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to motor vehicle registration generally; providing for the issuance of a special 'Animal Friendly' license plate and assessing a special initial application fee and a special annual fee therefor"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegates Webster, Doyle, Brown, Evans, Fleischauer, Guthrie, Schadler, Wells, Hutchins, Marshall and Moore:

H. B. 2954 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-11-2, §5-11-3, §5-11-4, §5-11-8, §5-11-9 and §5-11-13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-11-9a; and to amend and reenact §5-11A-3, §5-11A-5, §5-11A-6 and §5- 11A-7 of said code, all relating to unlawful discriminatory practices generally; prohibiting discrimination based upon age or sexual orientation in housing; defining 'sexual orientation' and 'age'; exempting religious institutions from the sexual orientation proscriptions of this bill when such employment comports with specific criteria; and defining 'religious institutions'"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Louisos:

H. B. 2955 - "A Bill to repeal §18B-1C-1, §18B-1C-2 and §18B-1C-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931; as amended; to amend and reenact §18B-1-2 of said code; and to amend and reenact §18B-2A-1 of said code, all relating to removing West Virginia University Institute of Technology from the merger with West Virginia University and returning it to its former status as a singular state institution of higher education"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegate Rodighiero:

H. B. 2956 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-16-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the Finance Board pursuant to the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Act not to increase the types and levels of cost to applicable current and retired employees during the 2010 and 2011 plan years"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then Finance.
By Delegates Beach, Perry, Shaver, Varner, Eldridge, Argento and Williams:

H. B. 2957 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §19-8-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring the County Extension Service Committee to collect applicable data regarding the locations of all cemeteries within West Virginia by County Extension Agents and/or supervised designees of such agents, with the Historic Preservation Section of the Division of Culture and History acting as the repository for said data"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then Government Organization.
By Delegate Hamilton:

H. B. 2958 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-3B-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the fines for a trespassing conviction pursuant to certain circumstances"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates White, Campbell and Shook:

H. B. 2959 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-16-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the prohibition of retiree premium subsidies in the Public Employees Insurance Agency health plans for employees hired on or after January 1, 2010"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Manypenny, Marshall, Mahan, Doyle, Martin, Beach, Shook, Lawrence, Longstreth and Hatfield:

H. B. 2960 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-11-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to water pollution control; and requiring the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to develop specific standards to control levels of total dissolved solids in the state's rivers and streams"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Marshall, Beach, Shook, Pethtel, Shaver, Varner, Morgan, Perry, Reynolds and Craig:

H. B. 2961 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18B-2A-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to institutional boards of governors at institutions of higher education in West Virginia; adding two members to West Virginia University and Marshall University based upon their gender, race and ethnicity; and changing the composition of institutional boards of governors, membership and numbers of members"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Shott, Lane, Rowan, McGeehan, Sobonya, Evans, Hamilton, J. Miller, Walters, Duke and Schadler:

H. B. 2962 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to raising the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled, for the next three years"; to the Committee on Senior Citizen Issues then Finance.
By Delegates Cann, Smith, Paxton, Kominar, Hall, Craig, C. Miller, Perry, Skaff and Rowan:

H. B. 2963 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-10-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting the period of service by veterans of the conflicts in Granada, Lebanon and the Panama Canal be allowed as military service credit for persons who are eligible for public employees retirement benefits"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo, Manchin and Longstreth:

H. B. 2964 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17A-6-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to issuance of renewal license certificate to motor vehicle dealers; and when renewal may be issued to dealers who sell less than eighteen vehicles in a year"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Mahan, Webster, Doyle, Boggs, Phillips, Lawrence and Campbell:

H. B. 2965 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §3-5-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring candidates for the House of Delegates and the Senate to file their announcement of candidacies with the Secretary of State"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Eldridge, Walters, Argento, Stowers, Klempa, Martin, Barker, Varner, Reynolds, Butcher and Manchin:

H. B. 2966 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §48-1-308, relating to requiring both parents to be equally responsible for a child's funeral expenses"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates M. Poling, Paxton and Michael:

H. B. 2967 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-4-2a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificate renewal; continuing salary bonus for renewed certificates; providing for reimbursement of renewal fees; and continuing bonus eligibility if a holder accepts employment as principal or in another school level instructional leadership position"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Mahan, Sumner, Moye, Wooton and Susman:

H. B. 2968 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §29-3-5c, relating to requiring the State Fire Commission to establish safety standards for liquefied petroleum gas systems"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Mahan, Sumner, Moye, Wooton and Susman:

H. B. 2969 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §29-3-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring firefighters to have annual hazardous materials training"; to the Committee on Government Organization.
By Delegates White, Campbell, Reynolds and Iaquinta:

H. B. 2970 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §14-2A-3 and §14-2A-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating generally to compensation awards to victims of crimes; expanding the definition of 'criminally injurious conduct'; increasing allowable victim relocation costs; allowing payment for reasonable travel expenses for the transportation of a victim to or from a medical facility; increasing the amount that may be paid to a victim and to all other claimants sustaining economic loss because of injury to that victim; and removing the provision that prohibits the voluntary intoxication of a victim from being a defense against the estate of a deceased victim"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Eldridge and Stowers:

H. B. 2971 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §48-1-202, §48-1-204, §48-1-205, §48-1-210, §48-1-228, §48-1-230, §48-1-237, §48-1-244, §48-1-302, §48-1-303 and §48-1-305 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to domestic relations definitions"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Reynolds:

H. B. 2972 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5B-2-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring that not less than fifty percent of the moneys remaining in the Tourism Promotion Fund be made to West Virginia companies"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
House Calendar

Second Reading

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2412, Providing certain county commissions with authority to regulate the location of businesses offering exotic entertainment"; on second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to engrossment and third reading.
First Reading

The following bills on first reading, coming up in regular order, were each read a first time and ordered to second reading:
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2421, Distinguishing between operable and inoperable fire hydrants by having inoperable hydrants painted black,
H. B. 2474, Exempting land-based finfish aquaculture facilities from certain sludge management requirements,
And,
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2701, Relating to the escape from custody of the Director of Juvenile Services.
Remarks of Members

Delegate Mahan addressed the House regarding H. B. 2968, Requiring the State Fire Commission to establish safety standards for liquefied petroleum gas systems and H. B. 2969, Requiring firefighters to have annual hazardous materials training, in response to the tragic explosion in Ghent, Raleigh County.
At the conclusion of her remarks, Delegate Perdue asked and obtained unanimous consent that her remarks be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
At 11:51 a.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2009.

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