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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

THIRTY-SIXTH 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 Rick 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 Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 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 Seventh Order of Business for the purpose of introduction of resolutions.
Resolutions Introduced

     Delegates Perry, Staggers, Pino and Walker offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 70 - "Requesting that bridge number 8-16-14.75 in the Community of Hartland in Clay County, West Virginia, be named the 'Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Mrs. Florida A. Jones of Hartland, Clay County, West Virginia, now deceased, had five sons, four of whom she lost as they fought or prepared to fight to preserve the freedoms of this nation and the world; and
     Whereas, Mrs. Florida A. Jones was a member of the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., an organization comprised of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in service to our country, making Mrs. Jones a heartbroken yet proud member four times over; and
     Whereas, The first of Mrs. Jones' sons to have his life cut short while loyally serving his country was Pvt. Ozro Jones who, at twenty-eight years of age, was killed in July, 1943, while fighting with an infantry division in New Guinea during World War II; and
     Whereas, Mrs. Jones' second son to give his life for his country was Pvt. Burman Jones who, at the young age of twenty-four, took his last breath when killed while engaged in combat during the war-altering Battle of the Bulge in January, 1945, his death occurring only one and one- half years after the death of his older brother, Ozro; and
     Whereas, A mere six months later, in June of 1945, Mrs. Jones' third son, twenty-seven year old Johnnie Jones, died in Okinawa where he served as a signalman with the United States Army, Eighth Division; and
     Whereas, The funeral for the three Jones brothers who sacrificed their lives in World War II was conducted at the same time, held at the old Clay Funeral Home and, afterwards, the brothers' bodies transported to the Reed Cemetery on horse drawn wagons; and
     Whereas, Mrs. Jones was to suffer yet another loss when her fourth and youngest boy, Sgt. Eugene Jones, crashed to his death while in paratroop training at Fort Benning, Georgia, at the age of twenty-five; and
     Whereas, Only one of the Jones brothers survived his military experience in defense of our country, S. Sgt. William Lawson Jones, another Jones brother who willingly and loyally served this great nation even after having experienced the tragic and bittersweet loss of his entire family of siblings; and
     Whereas, The Jones family gave much more than its share in order to preserve our freedoms, our country and our world as we know it, giving the ultimate sacrifice of not just one life but the lives of four, forever altering the course of the Jones family as it journeyed forth through life and future generations; and
     Whereas, It is fitting and an honor for West Virginia to dedicate a bridge to the Jones Brothers so that the memory of these men, the loss of these men and the future generations they may have spawned will not be forgotten but, instead, brought to mind thousands and thousands of times, indeed, every time the bridge is crossed over; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 8-16-14.75 in the Community of Hartland, Clay County, West Virginia, the "Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge the "Jones Brothers 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 to Mr. Steve Thomas, the closest living relative of the Jones men who, with extreme loyalty, dedication and passion for this nation and the State of West Virginia, so willingly offered their lives to preserve our freedoms.
     Delegates Poore, Perdue, Marshall, Rodighiero, Fleischauer, Hatfield, Moye, L. Phillips and Pasdon offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 71 -"Urging Congress to pass legislation expanding federal oversight of methadone treatment."
     Whereas, West Virginia currently has nine for-profit methadone treatment centers; and
     Whereas, While methadone treatment for opioid addiction provides assistance to many individuals, as with any controlled substance, there is a risk of abuse with methadone; and
     Whereas, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nationwide deaths involving methadone increased sevenfold between 1999 and 2006; and
     Whereas, Methadone prescriptions have increased seven-hundred percent since 1998; and
     Whereas, Current federal oversight of methadone is inadequate in addressing the growing number of methadone related deaths; and
     Whereas, The West Virginia legislature believes that better federal oversight over methadone treatment is needed; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia;
     That the Legislature of West Virginia urges Congress to pass legislation expanding federal oversight of methadone treatment; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to members of the United States Senate representing West Virginia; to members of the West Virginia congressional delegation; to the President of the United States Senate; to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; and to the Committee Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
     Delegates Hartman and D. Campbell offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 72 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to name the Big Tee Bridge at Crystal Springs in Elkins, Randolph County, bridge number 42-14-0.06, the 'Tim Belt Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Timothy Joe Belt was born on November 2, 1968, to Ovid and JoAnn Belt of Charleston, Kanawha County. He lived in Maysel, West Virginia from the time he was in the third grade until his family moved to Elkins, West Virginia, where he graduated from Elkins High School in 1987. Tim's father is a Project Manager for J. F. Allen Company and has been with that company for 36 years. Tim grew up around road construction while accompanying his dad to work, often catching a ride on the heavy machinery moving dirt and making way for new roads. After high school Tim would go on to work for many well-known highway contractors, from West Virginia down to Florida, learning to operate many types of heavy equipment and becoming experienced in many types of highway construction. Tim would settle in Clay County, West Virginia, near family and his two little girls, but he always returned to Elkins to visit with family and friends. Tim spent the last 12 years of his life as the Vice President of C.L. Belt Construction, Inc., a highway contractor working for the West Virginia Division of Highways. Tim was at the helm of building over 40 bridges across the State of West Virginia, as well as many other concrete structures to help renovate the infrastructure of West Virginia. Tim passed away at the young age of 43 on December l7, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. The very last project he was in charge of bidding and building was the Big Tee Bridge in Elkins, West Virginia, his hometown. He is survived by his daughters, Alexis and Caitlin Belt, his parents, brothers, Billy and Pip, and sister, Tonja Stuart, nephews and nieces; and
     Whereas, Looking back over the 25 years Tim spent improving the roads of West Virginia, we can think of no better way to honor his memory than to memorialize his very last project, remarkably a bridge in his hometown, in his name; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name the Big Tee Bridge at Crystal Springs in Elkins, Randolph County, bridge number 42-14-0.06, the "Tim Belt Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Tim Belt Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and to the surviving family of Timothy Joe Belt.
     Delegates Howell, Evans and Rowan offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 73 - "Honoring the members of the 78th Infantry Division and Proclaiming April 4th, 2012 as 78th Lightning Division Day."
     Whereas, The 78th Infantry Division was activated on August 23, 1917 at Fort Dix, New Jersey consisting of four Infantry Regiments: the 309th , 310th , 311th , and 312th and three Artillery Regiments: the 307th , 308th and 309th ; and
     Whereas, The great Meuse-Argonne offensive was launched with the 78th in the forefront, in France on October 16, 1917. The 78th won its place among the outstanding divisions of the First World War by meeting and rolling back remnants of nine German divisions. Later it was described as "the point in the wedge" of the final offensive which knocked Germany out of the war; and
     Whereas, The 78th was relieved by the 42nd "Rainbow" Division six days before the Armistice, and then headed for the ports of embarkation which it commenced to leave on April 23, 1919. By June 15, 1919, all units had returned to Fort Dix and demobilized; and
     Whereas, The 78th Division of World War II was reactivated at Camp Butner, N.C. on August 15, 1942, with the new division totaling about 15,000 men and embarked to the European Theatre on November 22, 1944. The 78th Infantry Division engaged in combat in Belgium, France and Germany fighting in places such as the Siegfried Line, the Roer and Rhine Rivers, the Cologne plain, the Remagen bridgehead and the Ruhr pocket, before being officially deactivated in May of 1946; and
     Whereas, The World War II Honor Roll lists members of the division as having received nine Distinguished Service Crosses; 599 Silver Star Medals; 3,909 Bronze Star medals; and 5,454 Purple Hearts. 1,368 officers and enlisted men paid the supreme sacrifice. One Medal of Honor was awarded to a soldier of the Division, West Virginian Staff Sergeant J. Edward Kelley of Keyser, West Virginia. Staff Sergeant Kelley, only 21 years old, led a squad in repeated assaults on German-held buildings in the village of Kesternich, south east of Aachen, which was crucial to control of the nearby Roer River dams, during intense house-to-house fighting on January 30, 1945. Although he was twice wounded, the second time when a mortar shell fragment passed through his left hand, disabling it, he did not withdraw to seek medical attention but continued to lead his men. His serious wounds forced him to fire his rifle with one hand, resting it on rubble or over his left forearm. To blast his way forward with hand grenades, he set aside his rifle to pull the pins with his teeth while grasping the missiles with his good hand. Despite these handicaps, he single-handedly rushed one house, killing three of the enemy and clearing the way for his squad to advance. He then killed a sniper in the next house with a single shot and similarly accounted for another enemy soldier who ran from the cellar of the house. As darkness came, he assigned his men to defensive positions, never leaving them to seek medical attention. At dawn the next day, the squad resumed the attack, he moved out alone, located an enemy gunner dug in under a haystack and killed him with rifle fire. Returning to his men, he found that a German machine gun still held up the advance. Ordering the squad to remain in comparatively safe positions, he attacked the position single-handedly through a hail of bullets. He was hit several times and fell to his knees when within 25 yards of his objective, but he summoned his waning strength and emptied his rifle into the machine gun nest, silencing the weapon before he died. For these actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor eight months later, on September 10, 1945; and
     Whereas, The surviving members of the 78th Infantry Division set up a bank account in Keyser to assist in the funding of the annual J. Edward Kelley Scholarship which is presented each year at Potomac State College, and have annually returned to Keyser, West Virginia to award three students the J. Edward Kelley Scholarship in memory of their fallen comrade; and
     Whereas, Wednesday April 4, 2012, will mark the 67th time that the J. Edward Kelley award will be presented, and will mark the last time that the 78th will be making the trip to Keyser, West Virginia as an official visit of their organization; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the members of the 78th Infantry Division be hereby honored and that April 4, 2012, be proclaimed "78th Lightning Division Day"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward certified copies of this resolution to the J. Edward Kelley Society, Keyser High School, Keyser Moose Lodge and the surviving members of the 78th Infantry Division.
     Delegates Perdue, Hatfield, D. Campbell, Staggers and Ellington offered the following resolution, which was read by the Clerk as follows:
     H. R. 21 - "Designating that February 15, 2012 be proclaimed as West Virginia Nurses Unity Day."
     Whereas, One in forty-three West Virginians is a nurse; and
     Whereas, Nurses make a significant contribution of time, energy, heart and care toward the healing of our residents who are ill and suffering; and
     Whereas, Nurses are powerful advocates for the health and well-being of all West Virginians, providing education, screening, nursing intervention, evaluation and research to improve the health of West Virginia residents throughout the life span from pre-birth to the end of life; and
     Whereas, Nurses meet the health needs of West Virginians not only in hospitals and long term-care facilities, but conveniently in their homes, at school, at work, at church, in community health centers, on the phone and on the internet; and
     Whereas, the Institute of Medicine recognizes nurses as key to solving our current rising cost of chronic illness through their expanding leadership as coordinators and collaborators of interdisciplinary health care teams; and
     Whereas, The expanding roles of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses as Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Certified Nurse Practitioners in a variety of specialties provide improved cost-effective access to health services in our rural state; and
     Whereas, The American public has voted to acknowledge nurses as the "Most Trusted Professional" for twelve years; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the House of Delegates:
     That February 15, 2012, is hereby designated as West Virginia Nurses Unity Day in recognition of the outstanding contributions made by all of our West Virginia nurses to the health, welfare and safety of our State and all of its citizens.
     At the respective requests of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the resolution (H. R. 21) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration.
     The question now being on the adoption of the resolution, Delegate Boggs demanded the yeas and nays, which demand was sustained.
     The yeas and nays having been ordered, they were taken (Roll No. 46), and there were--yeas 99, nays none, absent and not voting 1, with the absent and not voting being as follows:
     Absent and Not Voting: Crosier.
    So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the resolution (H. R. 21) adopted.
     Delegates Poore, Marshall, Moore, Miley, Lane and Armstead offered the following resolution, which was read by the Clerk as follows:
     H. R. 22 - "Recognizing and memorializing John Robert 'J. R.' Clifford as the first African American lawyer in West Virginia."
     Whereas, J. R. Clifford was born on September 13, 1848, son of Isaac and Mary Kent Clifford, in the Eastern Panhandle near Moorefield, Grant County, (now) West Virginia; and
     Whereas, J. R. Clifford enlisted in the United States Colored Troops at age 17 and fought for the Union in the Civil War; and
     Whereas, J. R. Clifford attended Storer College in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia after the war and became a schoolteacher and principal in Martinsburg, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, J. R. Clifford started publishing the "Pioneer Press" in 1882, the area's first newspaper for African Americans and the longest running newspaper for African Americans of that era; and
     Whereas, J. R. Clifford was admitted to the West Virginia State Bar by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia in 1887, the first African American lawyer so admitted, before establishing his law practice in Martinsburg, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, J. R. Clifford won a landmark civil rights and education case before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia in 1898, which recognized the equal educational rights of African American students and teachers in West Virginia, over fifty years before Brown v. Board of Education was decided by the United States Supreme Court; and
     Whereas, J. R. Clifford helped found the "Niagara Movement" in 1906, which became a cornerstone of the civil rights movement in the 20th Century and forerunner to the NAACP. With the aid of W.E.B. DuBois, J. R. Clifford organized the first American Niagara Meeting at Storer College at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, J. R. Clifford died on October 7, 1933, in City Hospital in Martinsburg, ending a life devoted to the equal rights and education of African Americans on the battlefield, in the classroom and the courtroom; and
     Whereas, John W. Cromwell, writing in the Journal of Negro History said of J. R. Clifford: "He helped to shoot off the shackles from four million slaves and cement this Union on the bloody battle fields during the war of the sixties and holds an honorable discharge in proof of it"; and
     Whereas, J. R. Clifford lived by the motto of The Pioneer Press "Here shall the press, the people's rights maintain, unawed by influence, and unbribed by gain"; and
     Whereas, The life of John Robert 'J. R.' Clifford is a model to be admired and emulated by all Americans and West Virginians and his lifelong accomplishments should not go unnoticed; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the House of Delegates:
     That the life and accomplishments of John Robert 'J. R.' Clifford, gentleman, soldier, scholar, first African American lawyer in West Virginia, civil rights pioneer, activist and West Virginian be remembered and memorialized; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the J. R. Clifford Project, 501 Elizabeth Street, Room 3, Charleston, WV 25311.
     At the respective requests of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the resolution (H. R. 22) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration.
     The question now being on the adoption of the resolution, Delegate Boggs demanded the yeas and nays, which demand was sustained.
     The yeas and nays having been ordered, they were taken (Roll No. 47), and there were--yeas 99, nays none, absent and not voting 1, with the absent and not voting being as follows:
     Absent and Not Voting: Crosier.
    So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the resolution (H. R. 22) adopted.
     Delegate M. Poling, on behalf of all members of the House, offered the following resolution, which was read by the Clerk as follows:
     H. R. 23 - "Memorializing the life of the Honorable Donald L. Stemple, businessman, statesman, civic leader, veteran and farmer."
     Whereas, Donald L. Stemple was born October 2, 1930, at Tacy in Barbour County, West Virginia, the son of the late Judge Dayton R. Stemple and the late Ethel Virginia Park Stemple; and
     Whereas, Donald L. Stemple attended the schools of Barbour County and was graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture; and
     Whereas, Donald L. Stemple was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and achieved the rank of Corporal; and
     Whereas, On February 24, 1956, Donald married the love of his life, Grace L. McLean, with whom he shared the joy of having a daughter, Jo Ellen, and a son, Mark L.; and
     Whereas, Donald L. Stemple was further blessed with three loving brothers, Dayton R. Stemple, Jr., and John M. Stemple, who preceded him in death, and James P. Stemple, who survives him; and
     Whereas, Donald L. Stemple's life was further enriched by his three granddaughters, Casey Stemple, Christine Kemmner, and Kaitlyn Kemmner, and two step grandsons, Chad Smith and Troy Smith; and
     Whereas, Donald L. Stemple enjoyed a rich and varied life, which included co-founding Stemple's Ready Mix in 1960, serving as President of the company until he was succeeded by his son, Mark, and owning and operating Daythel Farm with his wife, Grace; and
     Whereas, Don was active in various civic organizations including the Belington Kiwanis Club, Barbour County Fair Board, Broaddus Hospital Board and the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce. He was past president of the West Virginia Angus Association and the Builders Supply Association of West Virginia and served on the Board of Directors of the Barbour County Farm Bureau; and
     Whereas, Don was very involved in 4-H and he was the recipient of a Friend of 4-H Award given in recognition of his support for and service to the program; and
     Whereas, The Honorable Donald L. Stemple was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates representing Barbour and Upshur counties in 1980, 1984, 1986, 1988, and 1990, and he served on numerous committees including Government Organization, Finance, Roads and Transportation, and Agriculture and Natural Resources; and
     Whereas, In 1997, Donald L. Stemple was appointed as Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner for the State of West Virginia by Governor Cecil Underwood; and, while Donald liked the Legislature, he loved being ABC Commissioner. During his tenure as ABC Commissioner, Don also served on the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association Board of Directors; and
     Whereas, Sadly, the Honorable Donald L. Stemple passed away on Monday, April 18, 2011, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, leaving behind a life of dedication and commitment to his family, community and state; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the House of Delegates:
     That the House of Delegates hereby memorializes the life of the Honorable Donald L. Stemple, businessman, statesman, civic leader, U.S. Army veteran, and farmer; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates hereby extends its sincere sympathy at the passing of the Honorable Donald L. Stemple; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a copy of this resolution to the family of the Honorable Donald L. Stemple.
     At the respective requests of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the resolution (H. R. 23) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration.
     The question now being on the adoption of the resolution, Delegate Boggs demanded the yeas and nays, which demand was sustained.
     The yeas and nays having been ordered, they were taken (Roll No. 48), and there were--yeas 99, nays none, absent and not voting 1, with the absent and not voting being as follows:
     Absent and Not Voting: Crosier.
    So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the resolution (H. R. 23) adopted.
     The question now being on the adoption of the resolution, Delegate Boggs demanded the yeas and nays, which demand was sustained.
     The yeas and nays having been ordered, they were taken (Roll No. 49), and there were--yeas 99, nays none, absent and not voting 1, with the absent and not voting being as follows:
     Absent and Not Voting: Crosier.
    So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the resolution (H. R. 24) adopted.
     Delegates Storch, Ferns and Ashley offered the following resolution, which was read by the Clerk as follows:
     H. R. 24 - "Commemorating the life of the Honorable Paul J. Otte, businessman, public servant, veteran, and a man of honesty, love, and generosity, dedicated to his family, friends, state, country, and God."
     Whereas, Paul J. Otte was born on January 9, 1923, in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, the fourth of five sons of the late Edward and Marie Morris Otte of Wheeling, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Paul J. Otte began his education at Saint John's Home of Wheeling and later graduated from Wheeling Central Catholic High School. He attended West Virginia Northern Community College prior to serving in the United States Army during World War II, and eventually graduated from the United States Army Provost Marshall School; and
     Whereas, In 1980, Paul married Lucille Wilhelm, his best friend, with whom he enjoyed 31 years of love and devotion; and
     Whereas, Paul J. Otte was part owner of the Otte Brothers and State Dry Cleaners of Martins Ferry; and
     Whereas, Paul was a member of and donated time and enthusiasm to numerous organizations in Ohio County including the Wheeling Lions Club, Serra Club, Short Circuit Club, Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28, Fraternal Order of Police Association, Wheeling Hospital volunteers, American Legion Post No. 1, Mount de Chantal Academy Board, Cystic Fibrosis campaign, Ohio County Farm Bureau, IAC of Wheeling, St. Michael's Holy Name Society, and AARP of Wheeling. He was also recognized as a 4th Degree, lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus; and
     Whereas, The Honorable Paul J. Otte was appointed to the West Virginia House of Delegates on July 11, 1974, by Governor Arch A. Moore Jr. to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Judith A. Herndon. Paul was then elected to the House of Delegates in 1974 and reelected in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, and 1988. During his tenure in the House, Paul served on numerous committees including Education, Finance, Government Organization, Rules, Constitutional Revision, Industry and Labor, and Health and Welfare. In addition, Paul served for many years as Minority Whip of the House; and
     Whereas, During his sixteen years in the Legislature, Paul worked to improve the lives of his fellow West Virginians by sponsoring and working to have passed bills to improve emergency life-saving, increase funding and establish uniform training for volunteer fire departments, rights of the disabled, and watershed issues; and
     Whereas, The Honorable Paul J. Otte was called to his heavenly home and place of rest on June 26, 2011, leaving behind a legacy of public service and dedication to helping improve the lives of his fellow West Virginians; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the House of Delegates:
     That the House of Delegates hereby commemorates the life of the Honorable Paul J. Otte, businessman, public servant, veteran, and a man of honesty, love, and generosity, dedicated to his family, friends, state, country, and God; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates hereby extends its sincere sympathy at the passing of the Honorable Paul J. Otte; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a copy of this resolution to the family of the Honorable Paul J. Otte.
     At the respective requests of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the resolution (H. R. 24) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration and adopted.
     The question now being on the adoption of the resolution, Delegate Boggs demanded the yeas and nays, which demand was sustained.
     The yeas and nays having been ordered, they were taken (Roll No. 49), and there were--yeas 99, nays none, absent and not voting 1, with the absent and not voting being as follows:
     Absent and Not Voting: Crosier.
    So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the resolution (H. R. 24) 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 Poore, 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 14th day of February, 2012, 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:
     (S. B. 469), Relating generally to other post-employment benefits.
     Chairman Poling, from the Committee on Education, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Education has had under consideration:
     H. B. 4119, Providing a definition for an athletic director who is employed by a county board of education,
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass.
     Chairman Poling, from the Committee on Education, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Education has had under consideration:
     H. B. 4059, Relating to educational benefits for dependents of deceased or disabled veterans,
     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. 4059) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
     Chairman Morgan, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration:
     H. B. 4341, Permitting a civil service employee to receive donated leave from another employee to care for a member of his or her household,
     And,
     H. B. 4494, Continuing education requirement of building code inspectors,
     And reports the same back, with amendment, with the recommendation that they each do pass, as amended, but that they first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bills (H. B. 4341 and H. B. 4494) were each referred to the Committee on Finance.
     Chairman Morgan, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration:
     H. B. 4367, Relating to Open Governmental Proceedings,
     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. 4367) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
     Chairman Poling, from the Committee on Education, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Education has had under consideration:
     H. B. 4433, Providing high school diplomas to veterans of certain wars regardless of whether they were attending high school before entering the military,
     And reports back a committee substitute therefor, with a new title, as follows:        
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4433 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-2-34 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to modifying the criteria for awarding high school diplomas to certain veterans,"
     With the recommendation that the committee substitute do pass.
     Chairman Miley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on the Judiciary has had under consideration:
     H. B. 4052, Providing criminal penalties for the intentional defacement of public and private property due to graffiti,
     And,
     H. B. 4408, Allowing for greater utilization of the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS),
     And reports the same back, with amendment, with the recommendation that they each do pass, as amended, but that they first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bills (H. B. 4052 and H. B. 4408) were each referred to the Committee on Finance.
     Chairman Miley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on the Judiciary has had under consideration:
     H. B. 4245, Permitting certain auxiliary lighting on motorcycles,
     And reports back a committee substitute therefor, with a new title, as follows:
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4245 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-15-23 and §17c-15-44 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to motorcycle safety equipment; permitting permit certain auxiliary lighting on motorcycles; and removing reference to federal helmet safety standard,"
     With the recommendation that the committee substitute do pass.
     Chairman Miley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on the Judiciary has had under consideration:
     H. B. 4141, 4142, 4180, 4184, 4224 and 4225, Authorizing the Department of Administration to promulgate legislative rules,
     And reports back a committee substitute therefor, with a new title, as follows:
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4142 - "A Bill to amend and reenact article 2, chapter 64 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating generally to the promulgation of administrative rules by the Department of Administration; legislative mandate or authorization for the promulgation of certain legislative rules by various executive or administrative agencies of the state; authorizing certain of the agencies to promulgate certain legislative rules in the form that the rules were filed in the State Register; authorizing certain of the agencies to promulgate certain legislative rules with various modifications presented to and recommended by the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee; authorizing certain of the agencies to promulgate certain legislative rules with various modifications presented to and recommended by the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and as amended by the Legislature; authorizing certain of the agencies to promulgate certain legislative rules in the form that the rules were filed in the State Register and as amended by the Legislature; authorizing the Department of Administration to promulgate a legislative rule relating to certification for small, women and minority-owned businesses; authorizing the Consolidated Public Retirement Board to promulgate a legislative rule relating to the Public Employees Retirement System; authorizing the Consolidated Public Retirement Board to promulgate a legislative rule relating to refund, reinstatement, retroactive service, loan and employer error interest factors; authorizing the Consolidated Public Retirement Board to promulgate a legislative rule relating to the West Virginia State Police; authorizing the Division of Personnel to promulgate a legislative rule relating to the administration of the Division; and authorizing the Division of Personnel to promulgate a legislative rule relating to Workers' Compensation temporary total disability,"
     With the recommendation that the committee substitute do pass.
     Chairman Miley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on the Judiciary has had under consideration:
     H. B. 4376, Licensing wine sales at certain professional baseball stadiums,
     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. 4376) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
     Chairman Miley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on the Judiciary has had under consideration:
     H. B. 3174, Relating to liquor sampling events,
     And reports back a committee substitute therefor, with a new title, as follows:
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 3174 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-16-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-16- 11a; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §60-3A-3a; and to amend and reenact §60-3A-4 of said code, all relating to allowing Class A retail licensees the ability to conduct responsible nonintoxicating beer and liquor sampling events; requiring preapproval of the events by the ABCA commissioner; establishing standards, limitations, and prohibitions to be applied for the conduct of such events; definitions; incorporating civil penalties for violations by reference; criminal penalties for violations by reference; providing for emergency rules and defining terms,"
     With the recommendation that the committee substitute do pass.
Messages from the Senate

     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced that the Senate had passed, without amendment, to take effect from passage, a bill of the House of Delegates as follows:
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4107, Relating to volunteer firefighter training.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced that the Senate had passed, with amendment, a bill of the House of Delegates, as follows:
     H. B. 4291, Relating to county law libraries established by the Supreme Court of Appeals.      On motion of Delegate Boggs, the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.
     The following Senate amendments were reported by the Clerk:
     On page two, section eight, line thirteen, by striking out the words "continued and".
     And,
     By amending the title of the bill to read as follows:
     H. B. 4291 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §51-8-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to county law libraries operated by the Supreme Court of Appeals and circuit courts; providing that circuit courts may no longer establish county law libraries; and providing that the Supreme Court of Appeals alone shall determine the appropriate number thereof."
     On motion of Delegate Boggs, the House of Delegates concurred in the Senate amendment.
     The bill, as amended by the Senate, was then put upon its passage.
     On the passage of the bill, the yeas and nays were taken (Roll No. 50), and there were--yeas 92, nays 8, absent and not voting none, with the nays being as follows:
     Nays: Border, Hall, Kump, Lane, C. Miller, Savilla, Sobonya and Sumner.
    So, a majority of the members elected to the House of Delegates having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the bill (H. B. 4291) passed.
     Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates.
     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 
     S. B. 156
- "A Bill to amend and reenact §25-7-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing the Commissioner of Corrections to use excess funds from the Correctional Industries Account for certain operational costs of the division; and creating special revenue accounts for the excess funds"; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
     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
     S. B. 166
- "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-5-17 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to making it a felony to disarm or attempt to disarm correctional officers"; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the passage by the Senate, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the passage, of        
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 186 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-4-2, §18A-4-5 and §18A-4-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to providing salary equity supplement payments to teachers and service personnel in order to achieve salary equity among the counties; specifying the amounts of those equity supplements; changing the methods of calculating the difference in salary potential of school employees among the counties; requiring the Department of Education to request additional funds if it determines the equity objective is not being met; clarifying the amount of equity supplement to be paid from state funds; and deleting obsolete provisions"; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.
     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 
     S. B. 215
- "A Bill to amend and reenact §17-3A-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to funding of the Industrial Access Road Fund"; which was referred to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the passage by the Senate, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the passage, of        
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 321 - "A Bill to amend and reenact article 6, chapter 64 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating generally to the promulgation of administrative rules by the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety and the procedures relating thereto; legislative mandate or authorization for the promulgation of certain legislative rules by various executive or administrative agencies of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety; authorizing certain of the agencies to promulgate certain legislative rules with various modifications presented to and recommended by the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee; authorizing the State Police to promulgate a legislative rule relating to the West Virginia State Police Career Progression System; authorizing the State Police to promulgate a legislative rule relating to the West Virginia State Police Modified Vehicle Inspection Manual; authorizing the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction to promulgate a legislative rule relating to law-enforcement training standards; authorizing the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction to promulgate a legislative rule relating to motor vehicle search standards; and authorizing the Division of Corrections to promulgate a legislative rule relating to fees for electronic monitoring of offenders"; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
     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. 343 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §8-15-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the eligibility of volunteer or part-volunteer fire companies or departments to allocation from Municipal Pensions and Protection Fund and the Fire Protection Fund; providing a three-month grace period for volunteer fire companies or departments to comply with submission of data; requiring the State Fire Marshal to notify these volunteer fire companies or departments of the dates and grace period; and providing a three-month exemption to volunteer fire companies or departments whose records were destroyed from requirements to submit data."
     At the respective requests of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the bill (Com. Sub. for S. B. 343) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration, read a first time and ordered to second reading.
     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. 411 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-3-22a, relating to electronic cash register automated sales suppression devices; providing definitions; stating it shall be unlawful to willfully and knowingly sell, purchase, install, transfer or possess in this state any automated sales suppression device; providing for penalties; establishing that such devices and software are contraband; and providing for the seizure and destruction of such devices"; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
    A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the passage by the Senate, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the passage, of        
     S. B. 430 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-15B-2, §11-15B-2a, §11-15B-24, §11-15B-25, §11-15B-26, §11-15B-30, §11-15B-32, §11-15B-33 and §11-15B-34 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the administration of sales and use tax generally; adding new definitions; clarifying present definitions; incorporating changes to the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement; adding a 'computer software maintenance contract' as a Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement defined term; relieving seller of tax liability in certain instances; clarifying due dates that fall on weekends and legal holidays; eliminating monetary allowance for certain sellers; providing new effective dates; and clarifying state administration of state and local sales and use taxes, bases and exceptions"; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the adoption by the Senate and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the adoption of the following concurrent resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     S. C. R. 17 - "Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 03-85-14.72, in Boone County, the 'Fred York Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Fred York was born November 10, 1930; and
     Whereas, Fred York grew up in Wharton, West Virginia, and attended Van High School, where he played football and baseball; and
     Whereas, Fred York attended Morris Harvey College in Charleston, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Fred York worked hard in the coal mines of southern West Virginia to support his family; and
     Whereas, Fred York was a member of the local Moose Lodge and the Knights of Pythius; and
     Whereas, Fred York was very involved in his community, giving his time to little league baseball and various charitable events; and
     Whereas, Sadly, Fred York passed away July 17, 2006, leaving behind a host of family and friends, all of whom miss him dearly; and
     Whereas, It is fitting, to honor the life of Fred York, for his dedicated service to his community, by naming this bridge in his memory; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name bridge number 03-85- 14.72, in Boone County, the "Fred York Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Fred York Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and the family of Fred York.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the adoption by the Senate and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the adoption of the following concurrent resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     Com. Sub. for S. C. R. 19 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to name the bridge on WV Route 2, crossing Fishing Creek in Wetzel County, bridge number 52-2-5.19, as the 'Lt. Howard R. "Bob" Crothers Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Lt. Howard R. "Bob" Crothers was born on January 22, 1942, in New Martinsville, West Virginia, the only son of Mrs. Billy R. Jeffers; and
     Whereas, Lt. Howard R. "Bob" Crothers was a graduate of Magnolia High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball, and West Liberty State College, where he joined the ROTC; and
     Whereas, Lt. Howard R. "Bob" Crothers achieved the rank of First Lieutenant before being deployed to Vietnam on March 7, 1968, as the Infantry Unit Commander of A Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 197th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division; and
     Whereas, Lt. Howard R. "Bob" Crothers served his country with honor and distinction until he was killed in action on May 1, 1968, in the Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam, the result of wounds received from a hostile booby trap; and
     Whereas, Lt. Howard R. "Bob" Crothers was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon and the Combat Infantry Badge; and
     Whereas, It is fitting and proper that Lt. Howard R. "Bob" Crothers be remembered and acknowledged for his courageous action and ultimate sacrifice; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name the bridge on WV Route 2, crossing Fishing Creek in Wetzel County, bridge number 52-2-5.19, as the "Lt. Howard R. 'Bob' Crothers Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Lt. Howard R. 'Bob' Crothers Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and to the family of Lt. Howard R. "Bob" Crothers.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the adoption by the Senate and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the adoption of the following concurrent resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     S. C. R. 20 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to name a stretch of highway on County Route 35 from the intersection of WV Route 152 at Missouri Branch, mile point 0.0, to Tank Hollow, mile point 2.89, in Wayne County, the 'Crum Brothers Memorial Highway'."
     Whereas, Nelon, John, Hubert and Hobert Crum are brothers, all of whom fought for their country in World War II; and
     Whereas, Nelon Crum was born February 8, 1917, and entered the service on December 9, 1942, and served in the Pacific Theater fighting against the Japanese; and
     Whereas, John Crum was born October 15, 1914, and entered the service on March 25, 1942, and served in the Pacific Theater until January 26, 1946; and
     Whereas, Hubert and Hobert Crum were twins, born on May 29, 1923, and entered the service on April 15, 1943, and fought in the European Theater fighting the Germans; and
     Whereas, Nelon, John, Hubert and Hobert Crum all returned home after the war to lead productive lives, become family men and help their neighbors when in need; and
     Whereas, While Nelon, John and Hubert have passed on, Hobert continues to serve his community; and
     Whereas, Hobert Crum served as Chairman of the Cabwaylingo Forest Foundation for five years; and
     Whereas, Hobert Crum voluntarily built three of the Forest Picnic Shelters and a basketball court; and
     Whereas, The Crum brothers have built many burial caskets for families who could not afford them and aided in digging more than 100 graves; and
     Whereas, It is fitting and proper, for their dedicated service to their country, state and community, that this highway be named to memorialize the lives of the Crum brothers; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name a stretch of highway on County Route 35 from the intersection of WV Route 152 at Missouri Branch, mile point 0.0, to Tank Hollow, mile point 2.89, in Wayne County, the "Crum Brothers Memorial Highway"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the highway as the "Crum Brothers Memorial Highway"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Hobert Crum.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the adoption by the Senate and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the adoption of the following concurrent resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     S. C. R. 21 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 24-3/2-13.40, in McDowell County and located on County Route 3/2, crossing Trace Fork, the 'Adam Bailey Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Adam Bailey was born May 12, 1877 and lived a full life until he passed away December 27, 1957; and
     Whereas, On October 28, 1898, Adam Bailey married Jerusha Little, said marriage producing seventeen children. Sadly, Jerusha passed away but he later married Sally Shrader. This union produced six children; and
     Whereas, Adam Bailey was a pioneer in the Panther Creek area and he and his family lived where the offices of Panther State Forest are located at this day; and
     Whereas, Adam Bailey owned approximately 775 acres along Panther State Forest. In the 1940s, he sold most of the land to the State to complete the boundry of the park. He was quoted as saying that the generations to come could get some good use out the park. He really loved children and his wishes were for the children to have a good place to enjoy activities with their family; and
     Whereas, After 23 children, there are several of Adam Bailey's descendants still living in the Panther Creek area of McDowell County. Naming a bridge after Adam Bailey near his old homestead and the Bailey family cemetery would be a small tribute to a man who was very well thought of and helped so many people along the way; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 24-3/2-13.40, in McDowell County and located on County Route 3/2, crossing Trace Fork, the "Adam Bailey Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Adam Bailey Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Fred Bailey, Adam Bailey's great grandson.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the adoption by the Senate and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the adoption of the following concurrent resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     S. C. R. 23 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 23-17-18.56 on Route 17 near Ottawa, Boone County, known as the Clothier Beam Bridge, the 'Sgt. Ollie McComas, Jr., Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Ollie McComas, Jr., was born on March 29, 1925, to Ollie and Dovetta McComas in Mifflin, Logan County, West Virginia. He grew up and was educated in Boone County; and
     Whereas, Ollie McComas, Jr., entered the United States Army in 1943 and served with the 172 Infantry, 43 Division. He was killed in action on April 20, 1945 in Luzon, Philippines and was buried in Fort William McKinley, Manila, Philippines. Sgt Ollie McComas, Jr., was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, posthumously, in addition to other campaign ribbons and recognitions. Ollie McComas, Jr., was survived by his sisters, Beatrice Nasby and Garnet Woosck; and
     Whereas, Ollie McComas, Jr., gave his life in the service of his country, one month short of his 20th birthday. It is only fitting and proper that this bridge be named in his honor and that it henceforth stand as a permanent memorial so that Sgt. Ollie McComas, Jr.'s, supreme sacrifice will never be forgotten; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name bridge number 23-17- 18.56 on Route 17 near Ottawa, Boone County, known as the Clothier Beam Bridge, the "Sgt. Ollie McComas, Jr., Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Sgt. Ollie McComas, Jr., Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and to the surviving family of Sgt. Ollie McComas, Jr.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the adoption by the Senate and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the adoption of the following concurrent resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     S. C. R. 24 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 30-6-0.52, in Mingo County, the 'Reverend Arnold and Nell Mollette Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, The Reverend Arnold Mollette served the Lord for more than 55 years as pastor of the Red Jacket Community Church in Red Jacket, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, The Reverend Arnold Mollette was a charter member of the Red Jacket Kiwanis Club, having held various offices over the years; and
     Whereas, The Reverend Arnold Mollette taught school for more than 25 years, becoming one of the first guidance counselors in the history of Mingo County at Matewan High School; and
     Whereas, The Reverend Arnold Mollette was also a charter member of the Magnolia Ministerial Association, serving in several capacities; and
     Whereas, The Reverend Arnold Mollette served two terms on the Board of Trustees of the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital; and
     Whereas, The Reverend Arnold Mollette was married to his beloved Nell, who also made many contributions to the community; and
     Whereas, Nell Mollette was a teacher for more than 40 years in the public school system at Red Jacket Junior High and Grade School; and
     Whereas, Nell Mollette was a member and leader of the Matewan Woman's Club and charter member and officer of the RJCC WOTC; and
     Whereas, It is fitting, to honor the Reverend Arnold Mollette and his wife Nell by naming this bridge as a memorial to their lives; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name bridge number 30-6- 0.52, in Mingo County, the "Reverend Arnold and Nell Mollette Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Reverend Arnold and Nell Mollette Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and the family of the Reverend Arnold and Nell Mollette.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the adoption by the Senate and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the adoption of the following concurrent resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     Com. Sub. for S. C. R. 25 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to name a portion of West Virginia Route 62 in Mason County from the New Haven corporate limit, mile point 38.43, to the Bridge of Honor in Mason, mile point 33.36, the '1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II Memorial Highway'."
     Whereas, 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II was born November 28, 1974, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the son of Rebecca Ann Paugh Coleman, from New Haven, West Virginia, and Robert Nicholas Barton, who grew up in Mason, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II loved football (especially Notre Dame) and baseball. His favorite quote, made famous by the Notre Dame Football team was, "Play like a champion today"; and
     Whereas, 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II was a career soldier who completed six overseas tours of duty in Bosnia (twice), Kuwait, Iraq (twice) and Afghanistan; and
     Whereas, 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II achieved the rank of First Sergeant of A Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division; and
     Whereas, 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II was killed in action on June 7, 2010, in the Konar (Kunar) province of Afghanistan, the result of an IED explosion that claimed his life along with four other members of his company. The body of 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II was located 200 miles down the Konar River on June 23, 2010; and
     Whereas, Services for 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II were held on July 2, 2010, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The funeral took place at the First Baptist Church, followed by a funeral procession escorted by Patriot Guard Riders to the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West, right outside Ft. Campbell, where 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II was buried with full military honors; and
     Whereas, 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II was survived by his wife, Rebecca Barton, and stepson, Jason Wells; his mother, Rebecca Coleman; his father, Robert Nicholas Barton; his sister, Stephanie Barton; brothers, Nathaniel Coleman, Nicholas Barton and Robbie Roush; maternal grandparents, Rodra Patricia Paugh and Joseph Franklin Paugh; paternal grandparents, Doris Roberts and Robert W. Barton; niece, Ranan Joy Barton; and nephews, Kyle Lee Boles and Phillip Carlos Hall; and
     Whereas, 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart Medal. In addition, he was the recipient of two Bronze Stars, one Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, two Army Superior Unit Awards, five Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, two Armed Forces Service Medals, three Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, one Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Campaign Ribbons, one NATO Medal, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Air Assault Badge and the Expert Weapons Qualification Badge (M4); and
     Whereas, It is fitting and proper that 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II be remembered and honored for his courageous action and ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways name a portion of West Virginia Route 62 in Mason County from the New Haven corporate limit, mile point 38.43, to the Bridge of Honor in Mason, mile point 33.36, the "1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II Memorial Highway"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the highway as the "1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II Memorial Highway"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and to the family of the late 1SG Robert Nicholas Barton II.
Resolutions Introduced

     On motion for leave, a Joint Resolution was introduced, read by its title and referred as follows:
     By Delegate J. Miller:
     H. J. R. 112 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article VI thereof, by adding thereto a new section, designated section three-a, relating to imposition of term limits for senators and delegates; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment"; to the Committee on Constitution Revision then the Judiciary.
Bills Introduced

     On motions for leave, bills were introduced, read by their titles, and severally referred as follows:
By Delegate Perdue:
     
H. B. 4532 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §24A-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting motor vehicles used by the Department of Health and Human Resources solely for transporting Medicaid patients from the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission; and providing a safety and insurance exception"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Boggs and White:
     
H. B. 4533 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §7-1-3d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing county fire companies and departments to charge reasonable reimbursement fees for personnel and equipment used in performing fire fighting services, victim rescue or cleanup of debris or hazardous materials by department personnel without county commission approval, unless otherwise restricted by a county ordinance addressing the reimbursement"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then Finance.
By Delegates Morgan, Perry, Boggs, Pethtel, Hall and L. Phillips:
     
H. B. 4534 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §29-26-2, §29-26-5 and §29-26-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto eight new sections, designated §29-26-7, §29-26-8, §29-26-9, §29-26-10, §29-26-11, §29-26-12, §29-26-13 and §29-26- 14, all relating to providing the West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority with the ability to issue bonds to raise funds for paying the costs of approved modifications or construction of courthouse facilities"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Staggers:
     
H. B. 4535 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §23-4-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing a rebuttable presumption that a volunteer firefighter has developed a pulmonary disease or sustained a cardiovascular injury for workers' compensation benefits provided certain conditions of employment have been met; eliminating the rebuttable presumption that cardiovascular disease is a compensable injury for firefighters; and changing the six- month time frame for certain firefighter injuries to six weeks"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Gearheart, Ellington and Moore:
     
H. B. 4536 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-8-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to compulsory school attendance; and providing that five unexcused occasions on which a student is tardy for school may equal one unexcused absence"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegates Varner, Cann, Craig, Ferns, Hall, Nelson, Perdue, Skaff, Andes and T. Campbell:
     
H. B. 4537 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-6F-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to designating certain property as qualified capital addition to a manufacturing facility; and to reducing the disincentive for capital investment"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates J. Miller and Householder:
     
H. B. 4538 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17B-2-1c, relating to requiring a sex offender to be identified as such on his or her driver's license; invalidating a driver's license when a person is convicted of a sex crime; and granting rule-making authority"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates J. Miller, Cowles, Householder, Howell, Rowan, Stephens and Shaver:
     
H. B. 4539 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §20-2-28 and §20-2-42x of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to exempting resident seniors aged sixty-five years and older from purchasing hunting, fishing and trapping stamps or permits issued by the Division of Natural Resources under article two, chapter twenty of the West Virginia Code"; to the Committee on Senior Citizen Issues then Finance.
By Delegates L. Phillips, Hatfield, Guthrie, Perdue and Mahan:
     
H. B. 4540 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-1-19, relating to a child's right to nurse; and making a statement by the Legislature that nursing in a public place is socially acceptable"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perdue, Moore, Marshall, Barill and Hatfield:
     
H. B. 4541 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-9A-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to banning of flavored tobacco products; and proving criminal penalty"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates White, T. Campbell, Varner and Williams:
     
H. B. 4542 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §21A-5-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to unemployment compensation benefits; and prevent contributory and reimbursable employers from being relieved of benefit charges to their accounts if an overpayment of benefits is the result of the employer's failure to provide requested information timely or to adequately allow the state to accurately determine a claimant's eligibility for benefits"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Perdue, Perry, Guthrie, Lawrence and Mahan:
     
H. B. 4543 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §30-7-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-7-1a, all relating to defining the term "advanced nurse practitioner"; providing a grandfather clause; and providing rule-making authority"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Morgan, T. Campbell, White, Craig and C. Miller:
     
H. B. 4544 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-24-13f of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to taxation of water's edge corporations; and providing for clarification of the entities to be included in a water's edge group for corporation net income tax purposes"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Hartman, Iaquinta, Crosier, Evans, Williams, Romine, Shaver and Sumner:
     
H. B. 4545 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-2-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to date changes for notice of transfer or dismissal of school personnel"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo and Manchin
     [By Request of the Department of Health and Human Resources]:
     
H. B. 4546 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §48-23-101, §48-23-102, §48-23-401, §48-23- 402, §48-23-501, §48-23-502, §48-23-503, §48-23-504 and §48-23-506 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to including adult siblings of an adoptee in the mutual consent voluntary adoption registry"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Skaff, T. Campbell, Varner, D. Poling, Pasdon, Andes, Caputo, Reynolds, Stowers, White and Morgan:
     
H. B. 4547 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-6L-1, §11-6L-2, §11-6L-3, §11-6L-4, §11-6L-5, §11-6L-6 and §11-6L-7; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-13CC-1, §11-13CC-2, §11-13CC-3, §11-13CC-4, §11-13CC-5, §11-13CC-6, §11-13CC-7, §11-13CC-8, §11-13CC-9, §11-13CC-10, §11-13CC-11, §11-13CC-12, §11-13CC-13, §11-13CC-14, §11-13CC-15, §11-13CC-16, §11-13CC-17 and §11-13CC-18, all relating to creating the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Business Technology Property Valuation Act and the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Tax Credit Act; defining terms; specifying method for valuation of certain property; providing for application to county assessors by specified date; providing procedure for protest and appeal of determination by county assessor; requiring the West Virginia Development Office to report to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance on the economic impact; specifying effective date; making legislative findings; allowing credits and exemptions from certain taxes; providing for computation of credit, application of credit and period for which credit is allowed; requiring application to claim credit; requiring that new jobs be good-paying jobs with health benefits; requiring identification of investment credit property and recomputation of credit in event of premature disposition of investment property; providing for forfeiture of unused tax credits and redetermination of credit allowed; imposing recapture tax under specified circumstances to recover state taxes and property taxes; allowing transfer of qualified investment to successors; providing for tax credit review and accountability; specifying effective date and termination date; providing rule-making authority; and providing a severability clause"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegate Walker:
     
H. B. 4548 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-12-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, postmortem examinations; county coroners; and authorizing county commissions to designate a local funeral home or EMS to transport bodies for purposes of postmortem examinations in certain situations"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then Finance.
By Delegates White, T. Campbell, Varner and Williams:
     
H. B. 4549 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §21A-10-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to imposing a monetary penalty on unemployment compensation recipients for obtaining benefits through the use of fraudulent statements or actions; and specifying disposition of the penalties collected"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Boggs, Moore, Perry and Walker:
     
H. B. 4550 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §33-6A-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §33-17A-5 of said code, all relating to insurance; property insurance declination; cancellation or nonrenewal of automobile liability policies; prohibiting declination, cancellation or nonrenewal of a property insurance policy, based upon information that an insured had a loss or damage to insured property when the insured does not file an insurance claim; and prohibiting cancellation or nonrenewal of an automobile liability policy based upon information that an insured was involved in a motor vehicle accident with another motor vehicle when neither the insured or other person files an insurance claim"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Special Calendar

Unfinished Business

     The following resolutions, coming up in regular order, as unfinished business, were reported by the Clerk and adopted:
     H. C. R. 60, The "Tpr. Hugh D. Swartz Memorial Barracks",
     H. C. R. 64, The "Crum Brothers Memorial Highway",
     And,
     H. C. R. 65, The "Perry Brothers Memorial Highway".
     Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates and request concurrence therein.
Third Reading

     Com. Sub. for H. B. 3177, Permitting an owner who sells real property pursuant to a deed of trust to terminate a preexisting tenancy; on third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time.
     The question being on the passage of the bill, the yeas and nays were taken (Roll No. 51), and there were--yeas 97, nays 2, absent and not voting 1, with the nays and absent and not voting being as follows:
     Nays: Cowles and Howell.
     Absent and Not Voting: Paxton.
     So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the bill (Com. Sub. for H. B. 3177) passed.
     Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates and request concurrence therein.
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4104, Authorizing professional licensing boards to exempt certain licensees from continuing education requirements; on third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time.
     Delegates Ashley, Armstead, D. Campbell, T. Campbell, Canterbury, Cowles, Ellem, Ellington, Frazier, Hall, Hamilton, Hatfield, Householder, Hunt, Ireland, Lane, Manchin, Marcum, Miley, Perdue, Pino, Poore, Reynolds, Smith, Snuffer, Sobonya, Staggers and Walters requested to be excused from voting on the passage of Com. Sub. for H. B. 4104 under the provisions of House Rule 49.
     To the requests of the aforementioned Members, the Speaker replied, advising the Members that he had discussed the pending matter at length with the Clerk. He also advised the Members that he included himself in the request concerning the applicability of House Rule 49 as to being excused from voting on the passage of the bill.
     The Speaker also stated that the aforementioned Members were members of a class of persons possibly to be affected by the passage of the bill but exhibited no direct personal or pecuniary interest therein, and refused to excuse them from voting thereon.
     The question being on the passage of the bill, the yeas and nays were taken (Roll No. 52), and there were--yeas 100, nays none, absent and not voting none.
     So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the bill (Com. Sub. for H. B. 4104) passed.
     Delegate Boggs moved that the bill take effect from passage.
     On this question, the yeas and nays were taken (Roll No. 53), and there were--yeas 97, nays 3, absent and not voting none, with the nays being as follows:
     Nays: Gearheart, Howell and Snuffer.
     So, two thirds of the members elected to the House of Delegates having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the bill (Com. Sub. for H. B. 4104) takes effect from passage.
     Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates and request concurrence therein.
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4111, Relating to the authority by state boards of examinations and registration to apply for an injunction; on third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time.
     The question being on the passage of the bill, the yeas and nays were taken (Roll No. 54), and there were--yeas 100, nays none, absent and not voting none.
     So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the bill (Com. Sub. for H. B. 4111) passed.
     Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates and request concurrence therein.
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4206, Authorizing the Department of Transportation to promulgate legislative rules; on third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time.
     The question being on the passage of the bill, the yeas and nays were taken (Roll No. 55), and there were--yeas 88, nays 12, absent and not voting none, with the nays being as follows:
     Nays: Andes, Armstead, Ashley, Householder, Howell, Kump, J. Miller, Savilla, Sobonya, Storch, Sumner and Walters.
     So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the bill (Com. Sub. for H. B. 4206) passed.
     Delegate Boggs moved that the bill take effect from passage.
     On this question, the yeas and nays were taken (Roll No. 56), and there were--yeas 88, nays 12, absent and not voting none, with the nays being as follows:
     Nays: Andes, Armstead, Gearheart, Householder, Howell, Kump, J. Miller, Savilla, Snuffer, Sobonya, Sumner and Walters.
     So, two thirds of the members elected to the House of Delegates having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the bill (Com. Sub. for H. B. 4206) takes effect from passage.
     Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates and request concurrence therein.
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4345, Prohibiting the unauthorized sale of railroad scrap metal; on third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time.
     The question being on the passage of the bill, the yeas and nays were taken (Roll No. 57), and there were--yeas 99, nays 1, absent and not voting none, with the nays being as follows:
     Nays: Kump.
     So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the bill (Com. Sub. for H. B. 4345) passed.
     Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates and request concurrence therein.
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4390, Uniform Power of Attorney Act; on third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time.
     The question being on the passage of the bill, the yeas and nays were taken (Roll No. 58), and there were--yeas 100, nays none, absent and not voting none.
     So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the bill (Com. Sub. for H. B. 4390) passed.
     Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates and request concurrence therein.
Second Reading

     
S. B. 209, Updating terms in Personal Income Tax Act; on second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to third reading.
     S. B. 210, Updating terms in Corporation Net Income Tax Act; on second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to third reading.
     H. B. 4087, Continuing the discontinuance of the severance and business privilege tax on the privilege of severing timber; 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:
     H. B. 4007, Relating to unemployment benefits for certain spouses of military personnel ,
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4015, Creating the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs ,
     H. B. 4018, Granting licensed real estate appraisers access to commercial or residential review documents,
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4114, Providing a grace period for volunteer fire companies or departments to comply with submission of data in order to meet eligibility requirements to receive allocations from municipal pensions and protection fund,
     H. B. 4299, Authorizing a county board of education to use the services of a bus operator from another county in certain circumstances,
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4330, Providing that drivers licenses may contain information designating the licensee as a person who is an honorably discharged veteran,
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4338, Raising the maximum value amount of an abandoned motor vehicle,
     H. B. 4403, Changing the filing deadline for certified write-in candidates,
     H. B. 4415, Authorize a Prince Railroad Station Authority to acquire and maintain the railroad station building,
     And,
     H. B. 4481, Relating to the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Commission.
     At 12:21 p.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 16, 2012.

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