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WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE

SENATE JOURNAL

EIGHTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE

FIRST EXTRAORDINARY SESSION, 2017

TWENTIETH DAY

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Charleston, West Virginia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Senate met at 9:30 a.m.

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

Prayer was offered by the Honorable C. Edward Gaunch, a senator from the eighth district.

The Senate was then led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by the Honorable Jeff Mullins, a senator from the ninth district.

Pending the reading of the Journal of Monday, May 22, 2017,

At the request of Senator Stollings, unanimous consent being granted, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.

The Senate proceeded to the third order of business.

Executive Communications

Senator Carmichael (Mr. President) laid before the Senate the following supplement to the proclamations dated May 3, 2017, and May 15, 2017, from His Excellency, the Governor, which was read by the Clerk:

STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

Charleston

A   P R O C L A M A T I O N

By the Governor

I, JIM JUSTICE, by virtue of the authority vested in the Governor by Section 7, Article VII, of the Constitution of West Virginia, do hereby AMEND the Proclamation dated the third day of May, Two Thousand Seventeen, calling the Legislature of West Virginia to convene in Extraordinary Session at eleven a.m. on the fourth day of May, Two Thousand Seventeen, and amended by subsequent Proclamation dated the fifteenth day of May, Two Thousand Seventeen, by adding items eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen and fourteen, as follows:

EIGHT: A bill relating generally to the Department of Health and Human Resources and Health Care Authority; and

NINE: A bill relating to the sale of Department of Health and Human Resource operated hospitals; and

TEN: A bill relating to physician assistants; and

ELEVEN: A bill relating generally to tax procedures and administration of tax liens; and

TWELVE: A bill relating to public school support and county levy rates; and

THIRTEEN: A bill relating to volunteer fire fighter workers compensation; and

FOURTEEN: A bill enacting a state budget for fiscal year 2018.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of West Virginia to be affixed.

DONE at the Capitol in the City of Charleston, State of West Virginia, this twenty-third day of May, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Seventeen, and in the One Hundred Fifty-Fourth year of the State.

JIM JUSTICE

GOVERNOR

By the Governor

      MAC WARNER

            SECRETARY OF STATE

The Senate proceeded to the fifth order of business.

Senator Karnes, from the Select Committee on Tax Reform, submitted the following report, which was received:

Your Select Committee on Tax Reform has had under consideration

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 107, Relating generally to the Tax Reform Act of 2017.

And has amended same.

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

Respectfully submitted,

  Robert Karnes,

    Chair.

The bill, under the original double committee reference, was then referred to the Committee on Finance, with amendments from the Select Committee on Tax Reform pending.

The Senate proceeded to the thirteenth order of business.

Senator Carmichael (Mr. President) announced the replacement of Senator Sypolt on the Committee on Finance with Senator Swope; the replacement of Senator Swope on the Committee on the Judiciary with Senator Sypolt; the replacement of Senator Maroney on the Committee on Finance with Senator Maynard; and the replacement of Senator Maynard on the Committee on the Judiciary with Senator Maroney.

Pending announcement of meetings of standing committees of the Senate,

Senator Ferns then moved that the Senate recess until 2 p.m. today.

The question being on the adoption of Senator Ferns’ aforestated motion, and on this question, Senator Ferns demanded the yeas and nays.

The roll being taken, the yeas were: Azinger, Beach, Blair, Boley, Boso, Clements, Cline, Facemire, Ferns, Gaunch, Hall, Jeffries, Karnes, Mann, Maynard, Mullins, Ojeda, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Rucker, Stollings, Swope, Takubo, Trump, Unger, Weld, Woelfel and Carmichael (Mr. President)—30.

The nays were: None.

Absent: Maroney, Miller, Smith and Sypolt—4.

So, a majority of those present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared Senator Ferns’ motion had prevailed.

In accordance with the foregoing motion, the Senate recessed until 2 p.m. today.

Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened and, at the request of Senator Ferns, and by unanimous consent, the Senate returned to the fourth order of business.

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

Your Committee on Finance has had under consideration

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 107, Relating generally to the Tax Reform Act of 2017.

With amendments from the Select Committee on Tax Reform pending;

And has also amended same.

And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass as last amended by the Committee on Finance.

Respectfully submitted,

  Mike Hall,

    Chair.

The Senate proceeded to the eighth order of business.

Eng. Senate Bill 1003, Relating generally to WV Parkways Authority.

On third reading, coming up in regular order, with the right having been granted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, for amendments to be received on third reading, was reported by the Clerk.

At the request of Senator Ferns, unanimous consent being granted, the bill was laid over one day, retaining its place on the calendar, with the right to amend on third reading remaining in effect.

Eng. Senate Bill 1006, Increasing funding for State Road Fund.

On third reading, coming up in regular order, with the right having been granted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, for amendments to be received on third reading, was reported by the Clerk.

At the request of Senator Ferns, unanimous consent being granted, the bill was laid over one day, retaining its place on the calendar, with the right to amend on third reading remaining in effect.

The Senate again proceeded to the thirteenth order of business.

Senator Carmichael (Mr. President) announced the replacement of Senator Swope on the Committee on Finance with Senator Sypolt; and the replacement of Senator Sypolt on the Committee on the Judiciary with Senator Swope.

On motion of Senator Ferns, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 10 a.m.

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