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WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE

SENATE JOURNAL

EIGHTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE

SECOND EXTRAORDINARY SESSION, 2017

TWENTY-NINTH DAY

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Charleston, West Virginia, Monday, November 13, 2017

Pursuant to the adjournment of October 17, 2017, under authority of

Senate Concurrent Resolution 201, Authorizing adjournments of Senate and House of Delegates.

The Senate reassembled in extraordinary session in its chamber in the state capitol in the City of Charleston, at 12 Noon, and was called to order by its President, the Honorable Mitch Carmichael.

Prayer was offered by the Honorable Gregory L. Boso, a senator from the eleventh district.

Jennifer Greenlief, Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, proceeded in the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

Pending the reading of the Journal of Tuesday, October 17, 2017,

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

The Senate proceeded to the fourth order of business.

            Senator Maynard, 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 20th day of October, 2017, presented to His Excellency, the Governor, for his action, the following bills, signed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates:

            (S. B. 2002), Allowing certain tax information be shared with designated DOH employees.

            (S. B. 2003), Implementing special hiring procedures for DOH and Tax Division.

            (S. B. 2005), Finding and declaring claim against state.

            (H. B. 201), Exempting military retirement income from personal income tax.

            (H. B. 203), Relating generally to tax credits for rehabilitation of historic buildings and structures.

            And,

            (H. B. 205), Relating to the West Virginia Jobs Act.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

                                                                          Mark R. Maynard,

                                                                            Chair, Senate Committee.

                                                                          Roger Hanshaw,

                                                                            Chair, House Committee.

            Without objection, the Senate returned to the third order of business.

Executive Communications

The Clerk then presented a communication from His Excellency, the Governor, advising that on October 24, 2017, he had approved Enr. Senate Bill 2002, Enr. Senate Bill 2003, Enr. Senate Bill 2005, Enr. House Bill 201, Enr. House Bill 203 and Enr. House Bill 205.

            At the request of Senator Stollings, and by unanimous consent, Senator Stollings addressed the Senate regarding the withdrawal of a proposed rule by the Advisory Board for West Virginia University’s School of Public Health that would use harm reduction programs in the effort to fight the opioid crisis.

            At the request of Senator Plymale, unanimous consent being granted, Senator Plymale addressed the Senate regarding Cabell County’s successful use of harm reduction programs in the effort to fight the opioid crisis.

Thereafter, at the request of Senator Prezioso, and by unanimous consent, the remarks by Senators Stollings and Plymale were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.

At the request of Senator Jeffries, and by unanimous consent, Senator Jeffries addressed the Senate regarding the historical rehabilitation tax credits.

Thereafter, at the request of Senator Prezioso, unanimous consent being granted, the remarks by Senator Jeffries were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.

Senator Gaunch then moved that the Senate adjourn until Monday, December 4, 2017, at 12 Noon.

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

The roll being taken, the yeas were: Azinger, Baldwin, Beach, Blair, Boley, Boso, Cline, Drennan, Facemire, Gaunch, Jeffries, Karnes, Mann, Maynard, Ojeda, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Rucker, Smith, Stollings, Swope, Sypolt, Takubo, Trump, Woelfel and Carmichael (Mr. President)—27.

The nays were: None.

Absent: Clements, Ferns, Maroney, Mullins, Palumbo, Unger and Weld—7.

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

In accordance with the foregoing motion, the Senate adjourned until Monday, December 4, 2017, at 12 Noon.

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