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Eighty-First Legislature

Second Regular Session

Held at Charleston

Published by the Clerk of the House

 

West Virginia Legislature

JOURNAL

of the

House of Delegates

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Friday, January 17, 2014

TENTH DAY

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

 

 

            The House of Delegates met at 10:00 a.m., and was called to order by the Honorable Timothy R. Miley, Speaker.

            Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

            The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Thursday, January 16, 2014, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.

Committee Reports

            Delegate Poling, Chair of the Committee on Education, submitted the following report, which was received:

            Your Committee on Education has had under consideration:

            H. B. 4003, Granting dual jurisdiction to counties where a student who lives in one county and attends school in another in order to enforce truancy policies,

            And reports back a committee substitute therefor, with a new title, as follows:

            Com. Sub. for H. B. 4003 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §18-8-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to jurisdiction to enforce compulsory school attendance; granting jurisdiction in either county when county of residence and school of enrollment are different.”

            With the recommendation that the committee substitute do pass.

            Delegate Morgan, Chair of the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

            Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration:

            H. B. 4020, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, fees pertaining to the practice of chiropractic,

            H. B. 4035, Massage Therapy Licensure Board, schedule of fees,

And,

            H. B. 4069, State Fire Marshal, certification of electrical inspectors,

            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. 4020, H. B. 4035 and H. B. 4069) were each referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

            Delegate Morgan, Chair of the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

            Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration:

            H. B. 4057, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, regulation of chiropractic practice,

            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. 4057) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Resolutions Introduced

            Delegates Marcum, White, R. Phillips, Barill, Skinner, Pethtel, Ireland, Perdue, Householder,

Kinsey and M. Poling offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:

            H. C. R. 26 - “Requesting the Division of Highways to build the bridge on County Route 65/03 located near Tug Valley High School in Naugatuck, Mingo County.”

            Whereas, The West Virginia Division of Highways has begun the process to build a potential bridge located on the new County 65/03 Route; and

            Whereas, The bridge is vital to the further economic development of Mingo County; and

            Whereas, The Mingo County Board of Education has taken steps to develop and improve the Tug Valley High School and its athletic facilities; and

            Whereas, These upgrades are very important and in dire need to improve the education and quality of life for all Tug Valley students; and

            Whereas, The improvements and further developments of Tug Valley High School cannot proceed without the new bridge; and

            Whereas, The students, teachers and citizens of Mingo County deserve the improvements that will stem from the new bridge; therefore, be it

            Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

            That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to build the bridge located near Tug Valley High School in Naugatuck, Mingo County, West Virginia; and, be it

            Further Resolved, That time is of the essence; 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.

            Delegates M. Poling and Hamilton offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:

            H. C. R. 27- “Requesting that bridge number 1-11-6.35, located .01 mile east of County Route 36 on County Route 11 and crossing over the Middle Fork River, be renamed ‘The Audra Park Bridge in Memory of Army Sergeant John A. Charnoplosky’.”

            Whereas, John A. Charnoplosky was born December 31, 1952, at Buckhannon, West Virginia, the son of George Charnoplosky and Dorothy Lee Charnoplosky Weekley; and

            Whereas, John A. Charnoplosky had three brothers, Tony A., Philip W. and George Charnoplosky; and

            Whereas, John A. Charnoplosky had a step-father, Lee Weekley, step-sisters Mrs. Pam Spencer and Mrs. Nancy Hall, and step-brother Norman Weekley; and

            Whereas, John A. Charnoplosky graduated from Philip Barbour High School in 1970, where he was an outstanding athlete, lettering in football, track and wrestling; and

            Whereas, Sergeant John A. Charnoplosky was serving as a door gunner on a UHI helicopter for the 187th Assault Helicopter Company on November 15, 1971 when he died as a result of a mid-air collision with another UHI helicopter as they were returning to refuel after landing South Vietnamese troops on a combat operation ten miles east of the Cambodian border; and

            Whereas, Sergeant John A. Charnoplosky is listed on the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. at Panel W2, Line 67; and

            Whereas, During his service, Sergeant John A. Charnoplosky frequently participated in more than two flights per day over hostile territory in support of counterinsurgency operations; and

            Whereas, Sergeant John A. Charnoplosky was awarded two Air Medals for heroism and a Purple Heart; and

            Whereas, It is proper that an enduring reminder be dedicated to the memory of the service and sacrifice given by Sergeant John A. Charnoplosky; therefore, be it

            Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

            That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 1-11-6.35, located .01 mile east of County Route 36 on County Route 11 and crossing over the Middle Fork River, be renamed “The Audra Park Bridge in Memory of Army Sergeant John A. Charnoplosky”; 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 Audra Park Bridge in Memory of Army Sergeant John A. Charnoplosky”; 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 family members of Army Sergeant John A. Charnoplosky.

            Delegates Marcum, White, R. Phillips, Moore and Raines offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:

            H. C. R. 28 - “Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 30-49-0.01 on Route 49 in Mingo County, the ‘William S. (Bill) Croaff Memorial Bridge’.”

            Whereas, Mr. Croaff was born in Pikeville, Kentucky; and

            Whereas, Mr. Croaff enlisted in the United States Army on April 25, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio; and

            Whereas, Mr. Croaff was honorably discharged on April 25, 1922, after serving in the A. F. & G. from June 3, 1919 to October 25, 1921, 7th Div. T. A. A. E. F.; and

            Whereas, Mr. Croaff was married to Ocie Croaff and raised eight children, William “Billy” Croaff, Jr., Virginia Hall, Myrtle Croaff, Ruth Murphy, Nell Hayes, Joyce Ratliff, Larry Croaff and Howard Eddie Croaff; and

            Whereas, Mr. Croaff lived in Edgarton before passing away; and

            Whereas, It is fitting to honor William S. (Bill) Croaff for his commitment, dedication and service to his country and his state; therefore, be it

            Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

            That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 30-49-0.01 on Route 49 in Mingo County, the “William S. (Bill) Croaff 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 “William S. (Bill) Croaff 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 the family of William S. (Bill) Croaff.

            Delegates Guthrie, Young, Eldridge, Moye, Lynch, Fleischauer and Boggs offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:

            H. C. R. 29 - “Amending Joint Rules of the Senate and the House of Delegates.”

            Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

            That the Joint Rules of the Senate and House of Delegates be amended by adding thereto a new rule, designated Rule 30, to read as follows:

Joint Committee on Technology

            30. (a) A joint standing committee of the Senate and House, named the Joint Committee on Technology, shall continually study and investigate means and methods to develop and maintain an overall technology policy for the State of West Virginia with respect to: (1) Application of technology to free state employees from repetitive tasks so the employees may focus on more important tasks; (2) Application of technology to speed information flow and information management to achieve a faster response time to users of government services, including businesses, individuals and intergovernmental users; (3) Minimize transaction costs; and meet the demands of constituents for use of technology. All computer and technology related legislation introduced in the Legislature shall be referred to the committee in addition to any other reference the presiding officer may designate.

            (b) The committee consists of seven members of the Senate to be appointed by the President of the Senate and seven members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates. If possible, no more than five of the seven members appointed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates, respectively, may be members of the same political party.

            (c) The committee shall make a continuing study and investigation of all aspects of technology and endeavor to stimulate, encourage, promote, and assist in the development of technology in the state, and related public policies. The powers and duties of the committee include, but are not limited to, the following:

            (1) Review the annual reports and work plans submitted by the governor’s office of technology and the West Virginia science and technology advisory council concerning the development of access to a statewide public telecommunications network for distance learning, telemedicine, and universal access for governmental entities, e-government, e-commerce and other issues relating to technology, either initiated by those agencies or the committee, or referred to it by either house of the Legislature for study or review;

            (2) Exercise leadership to coordinate for the various committees of the Legislature the various activities, studies, and planning activities of the Legislature which relate to any aspect of technological development;

            (3) Evaluate the impact of existing statutes and proposed legislation related to technology in the state;

            (4) Use the Governor’s Office of Technology and other resources to investigate, research, and consider issues related to technology as may be requested by the Legislature and make recommendations to the Legislature;

            (5) Encourage research and development in technology;

            (6) Inventory and consult with existing technology businesses and enterprises as to ways to foster increased business activity and employment opportunities; and

            (7) Work in cooperation with the Governor’s Office of Technology and the Department of Administration, to recommend guidelines to be used by the Legislature, state government and state political subdivisions for technology related purchasing.

            (d) The committee shall hold meetings at times and places as it designates. The President of the Senate shall appoint a cochair of the committee from the Senate members and the Speaker of the House of Delegates shall appoint a cochair of the committee from the House of Delegates members. When the Legislature is not in session, the committee shall meet and conduct its business as a joint committee.

            When the Legislature is in session, in addition to joint meetings, the members of either house may meet separately from members of the other house to conduct committee business concerning technology related legislation introduced or originated in that house. When the members meet separately, they may function as other committees of that house. As far as practicable, relevant information, including actuarial letters or notes, gathered by members meeting separately from the other house shall be sent to the cochair of the other house if it is considering the same or similar legislation.

            On motion for leave, a Joint Resolution was introduced, read by its title and referred as follows:

By Delegates Kump, Rowan, Folk, Armstead, Sumner, A. Evans, Canterbury, R. Smith, Ambler, Cooper and Gearheart:

            H. J. R. 102 - “Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section eleven, article nine thereof, relating to the power of county commissions to set salaries of elected county officials; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment”; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.

Bills Introduced

            On motions for leave, bills were introduced, read by their titles, and severally referred as follows:

By Delegates Iaquinta, Longstreth, Fragale, P. Smith, Storch, Cadle, Eldridge, Stephens, Staggers, Cooper and Moore:

            H. B. 4206 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-13-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing that ‘van accessible’ mobility impaired parking spaces may be used only by a van or a vehicle that accommodates a side-loading wheelchair lift or ramp; and penalty”; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.

By Delegates Manchin, Longstreth, Caputo and Hunt:

            H. B. 4207 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-6-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to evidence of speed by the use of a device designed to measure and indicate the speed of a motor vehicle”; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.

By Delegates Fleischauer, Barill, Marshall, Barker, Perdue, Kinsey, Ellem, Pasdon, Hunt, Marcum and Border:

            H. B. 4208 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §60A-2-204; §60A-2-206, §60A-2-208 and §60A-2-212 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to amending the lists of scheduled drugs and controlling synthetic drugs”; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.

By Delegates Fleischauer, Fragale, L. Phillips, Longstreth, Manypenny, Hunt, Storch, Craig, Guthrie, Skinner and Poore:

            H. B. 4209 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §21A-6-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §21A-6-18, all relating to domestic violence victims’ eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits; removing disqualification for certain victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, stalking or harassment; and requiring training of Workforce West Virginia employees in the nature and dynamics of domestic violence to aid employees who interact with claimants”; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.

By Delegates Fleischauer, Skinner, Poore, Longstreth, Barill, Ellem, Sponaugle, Lynch, Manypenny, Hamilton and Pethtel:

            H. B. 4210 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §61-2-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §61-2-14a of said code; to amend and reenact §62-3-15 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto two new sections, designated §62-3-22 and §62-3-23; and to amend said code by adding thereto one new section, designated §62-12-13b, all relating to, the trying for crimes of juveniles as adults; prohibiting life sentences without parole as a penalty for juveniles convicted of murder of the first degree; prohibiting life sentences without parole as a penalty for juveniles convicted of kidnaping; stipulating that only people aged eighteen or older may be given life sentences without eligibility for parole; stating legislative findings relating to the diminished capacity of juveniles; specifying factors to be considered by courts when sentencing juveniles tried and convicted as adults; and requiring special parole considerations for juveniles tried and convicted as adults”; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.

By Delegates Fleischauer, Kinsey, Perdue, Barill, Marshall, Pino, Lynch, Hunt, Manypenny, Sobonya and White:

            H. B. 4211 - “A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17C-5-2c, relating to requiring the seizure, impoundment and forfeiture of the motor vehicles of drivers who have been arrested on at least four occasions for impaired driving; defining a term; setting forth the procedures to be used; requiring notice, hearings and orders; setting forth the rights of lien holders, innocent owners and others; requiring bonds to be posted; permitting petitions to be filed; setting forth damage and liability considerations; permitting the sale of an impounded vehicle under certain circumstances; and defining terms”; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Delegates Perdue, Fleischauer, Eldridge, Guthrie, Kinsey, Marshall, Moore, Anderson, Azinger, Border and Ellem:

            H. B. 4212 - “A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §15-12A-1 and §15-12A-2; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §60A-10-5a, all relating to establishing a methamphetamine registry; requiring that certain persons be added to registry; requiring certain drug products be obtained by prescription only; preventing certain registered persons from obtaining drug products”; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.

By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Miley and Delegate Armstead

            [By Request of the Executive]:

            H. B. 4213 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §5-16B-1 and §5-16B-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to moving the Children’s Health Insurance Program from the Department of Administration to the Department of Health and Human Resources and providing for the orderly transfer of functions, funds and accounts”; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.

By Delegates Perdue, Fleischauer, Diserio, Eldridge, Kinsey, Lawrence, Marshall, Moore and Poore:

            H. B. 4214 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §27-7-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to notice to persons with schizophrenic reality disorder of benefits of designating a durable medical power of attorney”; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.

By Delegates Guthrie, Sponaugle, D. Poling, Caputo, Manypenny, Moore, Fleischauer and Perdue:

            H. B. 4215 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §5A-3-3, §5A-3-4, §5A-3-10, §5A-3-10b and §5A-3-11c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating generally to the purchasing division and best value contracting; ensuring that the process used by spending units to make direct purchases are consistent with the other purchasing requirements; removing certain exemptions; prohibiting the Director of Purchasing from authorizing contracts that could allow an agency to circumvent the $25,000 threshold; requiring the Director of Purchasing to prescribe procedures to ensure that the state retains ownership of its purchases; applying certain existing purchasing requirements to the executive and legislative branches of state government; permitting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to deduct the total amount of those purchases contravening the $25,000 threshold amount or otherwise avoided the use of sealed bids, from the budget of that spending unit or the executive or legislative branches of state government for the following budget year cycle; requiring that best value procurements are subject to the other purchasing requirements; clarifying that an award to multiple vendors remains subject to the other requirements; removing a provision that prevents the Director of Purchasing from using best value procurement to enter into government construction contracts; and making technical corrections”; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.

By Delegates Folk, Kump, Manypenny, Howell, Williams, Faircloth, Ireland, Gearheart, Householder, Shott and Lynch:

            H. B. 4216 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §19-25-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to adding aircraft operations on private airstrips and farms to the definition of recreational purpose”; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Delegates Perdue, Fleischauer, Campbell, Ellington, Morgan and Stephens:

            H. B. 4217 - “A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto two new sections, designated §9-5-22 and §9-5-23, all relating to Medicaid; requiring the Bureau of Medical Services to submit an annual report to the Legislature; requiring certain information to be included in the report; requiring website publication of certain information”; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources.

By Delegates Gearheart, Shott, Ellington, Border, Sponaugle, Fleischauer, Manypenny, A. Evans, Westfall, Campbell and Romine:

            H. B. 4218 - “A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §7-1-14a, relating to permitting counties to adopt certain ordinances relating to dogs and cats; including legislative findings; granting county commissions authority to adopt ordinances to provide for the proper restraint of dogs and the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats; including permissible ordinance provisions; authorizing penalties for violations; providing authority of humane officers; giving authority to county commissions to adopt an ordinance upon approval by referendum; and specifying applicability of ordinances to municipalities”; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.

By Delegates Gearheart, Moore, Shott, Ellington, Border, Staggers, Kump, Householder, Westfall and Espinosa:

            H. B. 4219 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §17-2A-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to auditing the Division of Highways”; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.

By Delegates Staggers and Manchin:

            H. B. 4220 - “A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §46A-6-111, relating to requiring all written agreements in which an individual waives his or her right to a jury trial on certain claims involving a death be a separate document from the remainder of the written agreement”; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Delegates Sponaugle, Young, Lynch, Barrett, Perry, Skaff, Hartman, Reynolds, Guthrie, Pethtel and Williams:

            H. B. 4221 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §18-7A-13a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting teachers under the State Teachers Retirement System to teach college level courses without loss of retirement annuity or benefits”; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.

By Delegates Gearheart, Householder, Moore, Shott, Ellington, Staggers, Kump, Westfall and Espinosa:

            H. B. 4222 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §17-16A-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing the Parkways Authority with the power to issue $500 million worth of bonds to finance the construction of the King Coal Highway once West Virginia Turnpike tolls are removed”; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.

By Delegates Kump, Folk, Faircloth, Canterbury, Gearheart, Frich, Butler, Cadle, Manypenny, Romine and Householder:

            H. B. 4223 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-5-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring the issuance of a search warrant before a driver of a motor vehicle can be made to submit to a secondary blood test to determine the concentration of alcohol or controlled substance in his or her blood”; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Delegates Gearheart, Shott, Ellington, Border, R. Phillips, Kump, Householder, Westfall and Espinosa:

            H. B. 4224 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §21-11-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to changes to the definition of electrical contractor”; to the Committee on Industry and Labor then Government Organization.

By Delegates M. Poling, Perry and Marcum:

            H. B. 4225 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §17B-2-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to a notation on a driver’s license that emergency contact information is recorded with the Division of Motor Vehicles”; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.

By Delegates Hunt, Marcum, White, R. Phillips, Tomblin, Eldridge, Barker, Pino, Ferro, McCuskey and Ireland:

            H. B. 4226 - “A Bill to amend and reenact §61-3-29 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to prohibiting damage to property of railroads, public utilities and certain production storage and distribution facilities; adding waste management facilities, storage facilities and timber operations to the protected properties; prohibiting destruction, damage or removal of property resulting in impairment to the normal, safe operation of those facilities; and providing criminal penalties”; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.

By Delegate Hunt:

            H. B. 4227 - “A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §29-3-33, relating to liquefied petroleum gas-consuming equipment and appliances and the business of selling at retail, supplying, handling or transporting certain types of liquefied petroleum gas; requiring certification of correctness for design, construction and performance of domestic and commercial liquefied petroleum gas-consuming equipment and appliances; requiring installation of liquefied petroleum gas-consuming appliances, equipment or other components of a liquefied petroleum gas delivery system in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer of the appliance, equipment or component; and prohibiting the alteration, modification, maintenance or repair of liquefied petroleum gas-consuming appliances, equipment or other components of a liquefied petroleum gas delivery system unless done in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer; providing protections from liability for persons engaged in the business of selling at retail, supplying, handling or transporting liquefied petroleum gas, unless they are negligent or act intentionally, and the negligence or intentional act causes or partially causes injury or damage”; to the Committee on Industry and Labor then the Judiciary.

Daily Calendar

Second Reading

            Com. Sub. for H. B. 4014, Increasing criminal penalties for littering; on second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to engrossment and third reading.

First Reading

            H. B. 4135, Designating the first Thursday in May the West Virginia Day of Prayer; on first reading, coming up in regular order, was read a first time and ordered to second reading.

                                                         Remarks by MembersRemarks by Members

            Delegate Sobonya asked and obtained unanimous consent that the remarks of Delegate R. Smith regarding the recent death of a young miner in a Tucker County mining accident be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.

            At 10:16 a.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2014.

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