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WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE

SENATE JOURNAL

EIGHTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION, 2014

TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY

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Charleston, W. Va., Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    The Senate met at 11 a.m.

(Senator Kessler, Mr. President, in the Chair.)

    Prayer was offered by Bishop P. Randall Bowles, Oceana Church of God, Oceana, West Virginia.

    Pending the reading of the Journal of Monday, February 3, 2014,

    On motion of Senator Laird, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.

    The Senate proceeded to the second order of business and the introduction of guests.

    The Senate then proceeded to the fourth order of business.

    Senator Miller, from the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development has had under consideration

    Senate Bill No. 37, Creating personal income tax checkoff for Jackson's Mill 4-H Camp.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass; but under the original double committee reference first be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Ronald F. Miller,

                                 Chair.

    The bill, under the original double committee reference, was then referred to the Committee on Finance.

    Senator Palumbo, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on the Judiciary has had under consideration

    Senate Bill No. 46, Creating informal dispute resolution process to certain behavioral health providers.

    And reports back a committee substitute for same with the following title:

    Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 46 (originating in the Committee on the Judiciary)--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §27-1A-13, relating to creating an informal dispute resolution process available to a behavioral health provider licensed by the Department of Health and Human Resources for orders or citations issued by the secretary for deficient practice; setting forth how the process is to function; providing for independent review providers; setting forth how certain costs are to be handled; providing that a licensee is not precluded from utilizing other informal dispute resolution processes provided for by statute or rule; providing that the informal dispute resolution process does not affect the ability of a licensee to seek administrative and judicial review; providing for an effective date of any decision issued by the secretary; and permitting injunctive relief.

    With the recommendation that the committee substitute do pass; but under the original double committee reference first be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Corey Palumbo,

                                 Chair.

    The bill (Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 46), under the original double committee reference, was then referred to the Committee on Finance.

    Senator Prezioso, from the Committee on Finance, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Finance has had under consideration

    Senate Bill No. 137, Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to state certification of activities requiring federal licenses and permits.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass; but under the original double committee reference first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Roman W. Prezioso, Jr.,

                                 Chair.

    The bill, under the original double committee reference, was then referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    Senator Prezioso, from the Committee on Finance, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Finance has had under consideration

    Senate Bill No. 184, Authorizing Consolidated Public Retirement Board promulgate legislative rule relating to Public Employees Retirement System.

    And,

    Senate Bill No. 197, Authorizing Municipal Pensions Oversight Board promulgate legislative rule relating to policemen's and firemen's pensions disability calculation.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass; but under the original triple committee references first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Roman W. Prezioso, Jr.,

                                 Chair.

    The bills, under the original triple committee references, were then referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    Senator Miller, from the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development has had under consideration

    Senate Bill No. 254, Regulating equine boarding facilities.

    And reports back a committee substitute for same with the following title:

    Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 254 (originating in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development)--A Bill to amend and reenact §19-33-1 and §19-33-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §19-33-6, all relating to equine facilities; defining equine “boarding facility”; establishing standards for equine boarding facilities and contracts; and requiring rulemaking for equine facilities.

    With the recommendation that the committee substitute do pass; but under the original double committee reference first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Ronald F. Miller,

                                 Chair.

    The bill (Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 254), under the original double committee reference, was then referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    Senator Palumbo, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on the Judiciary has had under consideration

    Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 336 (originating in the Committee on Health and Human Resources), Relating to possession and administration of opioid antagonist.

    And reports back a committee substitute for same with the following title:

    Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 336 (originating in the Committee on the Judiciary)--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto two new sections, designated §16-4C-24 and §16-4C-25; and to amend and reenact §30-1-7a of said code, all relating generally to administration of an opioid antagonist; allowing State Police, police, sheriffs and fire and emergency service personnel to possess Naloxone or other approved opioid antagonist to administer in opioid drug overdoses; defining terms; providing for training; establishing training requirements for first responders who may administer opioid antagonists; establishing criteria under which a first responder may administer an opioid antagonist; granting immunity to health care providers who prescribe, dispense or distribute Naloxone or other approved opioid antagonist related to a training program; granting immunity to initial responders who administer or fail to administer an opioid antagonist; providing for data gathering and reporting; allowing a prescription for an opioid antagonist in certain circumstances; establishing responsibility of licensed prescribers; providing for patient, family and caregiver education; requiring continuing education of licensed prescribers for administration of an opioid antagonist; and authorizing emergency and legislative rulemaking.

    With the recommendation that the committee substitute for committee substitute do pass.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Corey Palumbo,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Palumbo, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on the Judiciary has had under consideration

    Senate Bill No. 397, Expanding scope of activities considered financial exploitation of elderly.

    And reports back a committee substitute for same with the following title:

    Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 397 (originating in the Committee on the Judiciary)--A Bill to amend and reenact §61-2-29b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to clarifying definition of “financial exploitation” of the elderly or certain other protected persons; and declaring that being a guardian, conservator, trustee or attorney or holding power of attorney is statutorily alone not a defense to financial exploitation.

    With the recommendation that the committee substitute do pass.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Corey Palumbo,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Miller, from the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development has had under consideration

    Senate Bill No. 454, Defining dam "owner".

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass; but under the original double committee reference first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Ronald F. Miller,

                                 Chair.

    The bill, under the original double committee reference, was then referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    The Senate proceeded to the sixth order of business.

    On motions for leave, severally made, the following bills and joint resolution were introduced, read by their titles, and referred to the appropriate committees:

    By Senators Unger, Kessler (Mr. President), Stollings, Cookman, Yost, Fitzsimmons, Wells and Cann:

    Senate Bill No. 479--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2B-6; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §18B-20-1 and §18B-20-2, all relating to providing military veterans with vocational certification, licensure or college credit for military training and experience that is close to what they would gain in a corresponding educational setting.

    Referred to the Committee on Education; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    By Senators Tucker, Edgell, Palumbo, Cann, Fitzsimmons, Plymale and Chafin:

    Senate Bill No. 480--A Bill to amend and reenact §17A-4A-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to liens on vehicles; expanding the period during which a recorded lien on a vehicle is valid; expanding the period during which a refiled lien on a vehicle is valid; and clarifying that the lienholder may refile a lien or encumbrance without obtaining the owner's consent.

    Referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    By Senators Wells, D. Hall, Tucker, Stollings, Cookman and Chafin:

    Senate Bill No. 481--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17C-14-16, relating to requiring the Department of Transportation to place signage along highways entering West Virginia honoring fallen veterans and Gold Star Families.

    Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    By Senator Williams:

    Senate Bill No. 482--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-6-25, relating to food handler examinations and cards; requiring an accredited food safety certification program; requiring a food handler card within thirty days of being hired; and establishing that the cards are valid for three years and in all counties.

    Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Resources; and then to the Committee on Government Organization.

    By Senators Laird, Plymale, Miller and Stollings:

    Senate Bill No. 483--A Bill to amend and reenact §18B-1B-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to renaming the administrative heads of the Potomac campus of West Virginia University and the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

    Referred to the Committee on Education.

    By Senators Palumbo, Williams, Cann, Kirkendoll, Tucker, Snyder and Barnes:

    Senate Bill No. 484--A Bill to amend and reenact §6B-2-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to changing the experience requirements of the composition of the members of the West Virginia Ethics Commission.

    Referred to the Committee on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    By Senators Kirkendoll, Beach, D. Hall, Miller, Snyder, Barnes, Stollings and Plymale:

    Senate Bill No. 485--A Bill to amend and reenact §22-13-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting requirements under the Natural Streams Preservation Act; and exempting the Division of Highways under certain circumstances.

    Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    By Senators Unger, Kessler (Mr. President), Jenkins, D. Hall, Tucker, Stollings, Cookman, Yost, Fitzsimmons, M. Hall, Beach, Prezioso, Miller, Laird, Cann and Williams:

    Senate Joint Resolution No. 10--Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article III thereof, by adding thereto a new section, designated section 23, relating to the right to hunt and fish; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    Senators D. Hall, Green, Jenkins, Tucker, Yost, Cole and Laird offered the following resolution:

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24--Designating the Raleigh County Veterans Museum as the West Virginia Veterans Museum.

    Whereas, The Raleigh County Veterans Museum’s opening in 2001 saw the realization of a dream for many southern West Virginia veterans; and

    Whereas, The museum has a collection of over thirty thousand artifacts and exhibits covering both world wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; and

    Whereas, Display items in the museum include uniforms, flags, guns and models, among many other relics; and

    Whereas, The museum provides the opportunity for people of all ages to learn about our veterans’ contributions to our freedom; and

    Whereas, West Virginia does not have an officially designated veterans museum, and the Raleigh County Veterans Museum is the largest in the state; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Legislature hereby designates the Raleigh County Veterans Museum as the West Virginia Veterans Museum; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Governor and the Raleigh County Veterans Museum.

    Which, under the rules, lies over one day.

    The Senate proceeded to the seventh order of business.

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 23, Requesting DOH name bridge in Boone County the "U. S. Marine PFC Marshall Lee King Memorial Bridge".

    On unfinished business, coming up in regular order, was reported by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

    The Senate proceeded to the eighth order of business.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 32, Authorizing Legislative Auditor to collect sunrise application review fees.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 32) passed with its title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 32) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 165, Authorizing Department of Transportation promulgate legislative rules.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 165) passed with its title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 165) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 257, Relating to real property possessor's liability for harm to trespassers.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 257) passed with its title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 257) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 314, Appropriating hotel occupancy tax proceeds to counties with no more than one hospital.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 314) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 325, Providing State Fire Marshal serve at will and pleasure of Fire Commission.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 325) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 380, Redefining "all-terrain and utility terrain vehicles".

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 380) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 408, Relating to parole.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 408) passed with its title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 408) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 415, Changing due date of certain county commission tax reports.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 415) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    The Senate proceeded to the ninth order of business.

    Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 357, Relating to Logging Sediment Control Act civil and criminal penalties.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to engrossment and third reading.

    Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 387, Clarifying duly authorized officers have legal custody of their prisoners while in WV.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to engrossment and third reading.

    Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 395, Relating to operation and oversight of certain human services benefit programs.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    On motion of Senator Palumbo, the following amendment to the bill was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    On page ten, section nine, after line seventy-nine, by adding a new subsection, designated subsection (g), to read as follows:

    (g) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, no person who knowingly acquires benefits or one or more benefit access device contrary to the terms of the benefit program may be subject to prosecution under both this section and section four, article five, chapter nine of this code for conduct arising out of the same transaction or occurrence.

    The bill (Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 395), as amended, was then ordered to engrossment and third reading.

    Eng. House Bill No. 4177, Making a supplementary appropriation to various agencies.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to third reading.

    Eng. House Bill No. 4182, Supplementing, amending, increasing, decreasing, and adding items of appropriations in various accounts.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to third reading.

    The Senate proceeded to the tenth order of business.

    Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 353, Relating to timber theft in state forests.

    On first reading, coming up in regular order, was read a first time and ordered to second reading.

    The Senate proceeded to the eleventh order of business and the introduction of guests.

    The Senate then proceeded to the twelfth order of business.

    Remarks were made by Senators Unger and Cann.

    Thereafter, at the request of Senator Laird, and by unanimous consent, the remarks by Senator Unger were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.

    At the request of Senator Edgell, unanimous consent being granted, the remarks by Senator Cann were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.

    At the request of Senator Chafin, and by unanimous consent, the Senate returned to the eleventh order of business and the introduction of guests.

    The Senate again proceeded to the twelfth order of business.

    Remarks were made by Senator Sypolt.

    Pending announcement of meetings of standing committees of the Senate, including majority and minority party caucuses,

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 11 a.m.

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