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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

FOURTEENTH 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 Richard 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 Monday, February 23, 2009, 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 introduction and consideration of resolutions.
Resolutions Introduced

On motions for leave, Joint Resolutions were introduced, read by their titles and severally referred as follows:
By Delegates Rodighiero, Butcher, Louisos, D. Poling and Eldridge:
H. J. R. 17 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section one-b, article X thereof, relating to increasing the general homestead exemption from the first twenty thousand dollars of the value of a qualified homestead to not exceeding the first thirty thousand dollars of the value of a qualified homestead; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment"; to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then Finance.
And,
By Delegates Overington, Armstead, Rowan, Duke, Sumner, Walters, Andes, J. Miller, Schoen and Lane:

H. J. R. 18 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section one, article VI thereof; amending section two, article XIV thereof; and further amending said Constitution by adding a new article, designated article XV, all relating to the legislative powers held by the people of the state and the Legislature; the power of the registered voters and the power of the Legislature to propose amendments to this Constitution; and the reservation by and to the people and registered voters of this state the powers of initiative, referendum, and recall at all levels of government in this state; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment"; to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then the Judiciary.
Delegates Fragale, Boggs, Argento, Azinger, Beach, Brown, Butcher, Campbell, Cann, Caputo, Craig, Crosier, Eldridge, Ennis, Evans, Ferro, Fleischauer, Frazier, Givens, Guthrie, Hall, Hatfield, Hunt, Hutchins, Klempa, Kominar, Lawrence, Louisos, Mahan, Manypenny, Marshall, Michael, Miley, C. Miller, Moore, Morgan, Moye, Paxton, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, Phillips, M. Poling, Reynolds, Rodighiero, Rowan, Schadler, Shaver, Shook, Skaff, Smith, Sobonya, Spencer, Staggers, Stephens, Stowers, Swartzmiller, Tabb, Talbott, Varner, Walker, Webster, Wells, White and Wooton offered the following resolution, which was read by the Clerk as follows:
H. R. 13 - "Honoring Community Action Agencies for their commitment and dedication to assisting the many West Virginians in need."
Whereas, Community action agencies in the Mountain State work to assist low income West Virginians through their various community programs; and
Whereas, These programs consist of Head Start, weatherization projects, housing, energy assistance, home rehabilitation, job training and placement, nutrition for the elderly and children, counseling, health education, welfare reform, family monitoring and many other valuable programs; and
Whereas, Community action agencies try to find the causes of poverty to assist many individuals in achieving self-sufficiency; and
Whereas, Community action agencies, in partnership with elected officials, the private sector and the citizens of West Virginia, continue to identify low-income conditions and pursue solutions; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby honors Community Action Agencies for their commitment and dedication to assisting the many West Virginians in need; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates invites all Members of the West Virginia Legislature and all citizens of this great State to join in recognizing the value and importance of community action programs in West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the West Virginia Community Action Partnership.
At the respective requests of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the resolution (H. R. 13) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration and adopted.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegates Boggs, Anderson, Argento, Armstead, Ashley, Azinger, Beach, Blair, Border, Brown, Campbell, Cann, Canterbury, Caputo, Cowles, Craig, Crosier, Doyle, Duke, Eldridge, Ellem, Ennis, Evans, Ferro, Fragale, Frazier, Guthrie, Hall, Hamilton, Hatfield, Iaquinta, Ireland, Klempa, Kominar, Lane, Lawrence, Longstreth, Louisos, Mahan, Manchin, Manypenny, Marshall, Martin, Michael, Miley, C. Miller, J. Miller, Moore, Morgan, Moye, Overington, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, D. Poling, Porter, Reynolds, Rodighiero, Romine, Ross, Rowan, Schadler, Schoen, Shott, Skaff, Sobonya, Staggers, Stephens, Stowers, Sumner, Susman, Swartzmiller, Webster, Wells, White and Williams offered the following resolution, which was read by the Clerk as follows:
H. R. 14 - "Recognizing the public service of the AARP."
Whereas, Volunteering by sharing time and talent has been described as the art of caring and doing and makes a difference in the lives of others; and
Whereas, Many volunteers in West Virginia are members and volunteers of the AARP; and
Whereas, AARP West Virginia is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization representing nearly 320,000 West Virginians and 40 million individuals nationwide who are 50 years of age or older; and
Whereas, AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, bringing positive social changes and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service; and
Whereas, With nearly thirty local chapters, AARP West Virginia strengthens communities, neighborhood by neighborhood, each day in our State; and
Whereas, AARP members, volunteers and chapters make a special effort to assist communities through group projects or individual acts of kindness for those in need in the Mountain State; therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby recognizes the public service of the AARP and the members of the AARP Capitol Advocacy Team; and, be it Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates extends its sincere appreciation to AARP West Virginia for its many contributions to the State of West Virginia; and, be it Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of AARP West Virginia.
At the respective requests of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the resolution (H. R. 14) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration and adopted.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegates Perdue, Anderson, Andes, Argento, Azinger, Beach, Blair, Boggs, Border, Brown, Campbell, Cann, Canterbury, Caputo, Cowles, Craig, Crosier, Doyle, Duke, Eldridge, Ellem, Ennis, Evans, Ferro, Fleischauer, Fragale, Frazier, Givens, Guthrie, Hall, Hamilton, Hatfield, Hunt, Hutchins, Iaquinta, Ireland, Klempa, Kominar, Lawrence, Louisos, Mahan, Manchin, Manypenny, Marshall, Martin, Michael, Miley, C. Miller, Moore, Morgan, Moye, Overington, Paxton, Perry, Pethtel, Phillips, D. Poling, M. Poling, Porter, Reynolds, Rodighiero, Romine, Ross, Rowan, Schadler, Shaver, Shook, Shott, Skaff, Spencer, Staggers, Stephens, Stowers, Sumner, Susman, Swartzmiller, Tabb, Varner, Walker, Webster, Wells, White, Williams and Wooton offered the following resolution, which was read by the Clerk as follows:
H. R. 15 - "Recognizing the importance of health care reform in West Virginia."
Whereas, The opportunity to have access to health care is a basic need that all West Virginians share and it is the foundation for future generations; and
Whereas, We believe that West Virginia's crisis of health care affordability can be solved; and
Whereas, All West Virginians should have access to quality, affordable health care and these costs should not burden future generations. The care should be available without discrimination or exclusions based on income, medical condition, employment status, gender, age, geography, or other factors; and
Whereas, Wellness and prevention efforts, including changes in personal behavior such as diet and exercise, should be top priorities; and
Whereas, Comprehensive health care coverage must be affordable to all purchasers: individuals, families, businesses, and government and the rising cost of West Virginia health care and coverage must be effectively contained; and
Whereas, More than 60 organizations have come together as West Virginians' Campaign for a Healthy Future to push for significant health care reform; therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby recognizes the many individuals who have come together to support health care reform in West Virignia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates extends its sincere appreciation to the members of West Virginians' Campaign for a Healthy Future for its many contributions to the State of West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of West Virginians' Campaign for a Healthy Future.
At the respective requests of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the resolution (H. R. 15) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration and adopted.
Committee Reports

Chairman Perdue, from the Committee on Health and Human Resources, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Health and Human Resources has had under consideration:
H. B. 2205, Health, Licensure of Medical Adult Day Care Centers,
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. 2205) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Chairman Perdue, from the Committee on Health and Human Resources, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Health and Human Resources has had under consideration:
H. B. 2423, Relating to the Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology, 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 Government Organization.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 2423) was referred to the Committee on Government Organization.
Chairman Perdue, from the Committee on Health and Human Resources, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Health and Human Resources has had under consideration:
H. B. 2192, Dental Examiners, Formation and Approval of Dental Corporations,

And,
H. B. 2208, Human Services, Child Care Center Licensing,
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. 2192 and H. B. 2208) were each referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Messages from the Executive

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, presented the annual report of the Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, in accordance with section twenty- six, article twenty, chapter thirty-one of the code; which was filed in the Clerk's Office.
Bills Introduced

On motions for leave, bills were introduced, read by their titles, and severally referred as follows:
By Delegates Boggs, Ashley, Barker, Blair, Border, Iaquinta, Perdue, Reynolds and Campbell:

H. B. 2766 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §29-1-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to authorizing distribution of fairs and festivals funding by the Commissioner of the Division of Culture and History"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates Manchin, Beach, Cann, Doyle, Lawrence, Miley, Tabb and Varner:

H. B. 2767 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-16-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the membership of the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then Government Organization.
By Delegates Overington, Schadler, Cowles, J. Miller, Andes, Blair, Shott, Carmichael and McGeehan:

H. B. 2768 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §21-5A-12, relating to exempting construction performed on behalf of educational authorities from prevailing wage requirements"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Klempa, D. Poling, Swartzmiller and Perry:

H. B. 2769 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-6-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the requirement that signs be posted indicating the type of surveillance used to detect the speed of a moving vehicle"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Spencer:

H. B. 2770 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-5V-6, §16-5V-7 and §16-5V-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the Emergency Medical Services Retirement System Act; specifying procedures for the transfer of contributions; clarifying actuarial valuation period; clarifying employer contribution amount; and specifying procedures for the correction of errors"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates D. Poling, Hamilton, Ellem, Shook, Klempa, Hatfield and Miley:

H. B. 2771 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §21-1D-2, §21-1D-4 and §21-1D-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto two new sections, designated §21-1D-5a and §21-1D-7b, all relating to including political subdivisions of West Virginia in the West Virginia Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace Act; submission of a sworn statement regarding a drug-free workplace prior to final payment; workers required to submit to United States Department of Transportation not required to submit to additional drug tests under this article; contractor to provide a certified report; and third or subsequent offense penalties apply if the offenses occur within a five-year period"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Rodighiero, Eldridge, Moye, Louisos, J. Miller and D. Poling:

H. B. 2772 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §60A-10-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Lawrence, Fragale, Perdue, Sobonya, Paxton, Walker, Stowers, Moore, Eldridge, Hall and Smith:

H. B. 2773 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-9A-2 and §16-9A-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to increasing the monetary penalties for selling tobacco products to minors; and increasing the monetary penalties for minors possessing tobacco products"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Louisos:

H. B. 2774 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §38-10-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing any party in a bankruptcy proceeding to compel the bankruptcy trustee to disclose the exact disposition of any property and any compensation derived by the trustee in said proceeding"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Hunt:

H. B. 2775 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-15-3c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, to amend and reenact §17A-3-4 of said code, all relating to exempting antique cars from taxation and fees"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegates Stephens, Moye, Eldridge and Rodighiero:

H. B. 2776 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §17-16A-30, relating to exempting funeral procession from paying tolls while traveling on the West Virginia Turnpike"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegates Ellem, D. Poling, Moore, Webster and Schoen:

H. B. 2777 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-11-5b, relating to prohibiting the use of a person's credit history in insurance transactions"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Moye, Staggers, Stephens and Perry:

H. B. 2778 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-10-25 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the Public Employees Retirement System; and preventing reduction of disability pensions at age sixty-five"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates Reynolds, Craig, Morgan and Stephens:

H. B. 2779 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §17C-10B-1, relating to the regulation and operation of low-speed vehicles"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Staggers, Shaver, Argento, Moye, Perdue, Phillips, Hamilton, Beach, Caputo, Fleischauer and Rowan:

H. B. 2780 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-1C-1, §16-1C-2, §16-1C-3, §16-1C-4, §16-1C-5 and §16-1C-6, all relating to establishing the 'Emergency Credentialing for Health Care Providers Act'; requiring the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources to establish a registry of emergency health care providers; authorizing the secretary to designate all or a part of a health care facility or other location as an emergency health care center; authorizing the secretary to direct health care providers during an emergency; requiring emergency health care providers to comply with emergency plans and credentialing plans; providing that emergency health care providers and other health care providers who volunteer to perform emergency health care services without compensation are agents of the state for the purpose of any claims arising out of those services; and legislative rules to implement provisions of this article"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Guthrie:

H. B. 2781 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-24-11c, relating to providing a tax credit to sawmills that become certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEducation) Green Building Rating System"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegates Rodighiero, Butcher, Reynolds, Louisos, Shook and Stowers:

H. B. 2782 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §25-1-11d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to a $2,008 pay raise for employees of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority, Division of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Services"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Rodighiero, Reynolds, Louisos, Butcher, Shook, Eldridge and Stowers:

H. B. 2783 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-2-31, relating to creating a criminal felony offense of aggravated assault or battery of a child or a person who is mentally incapacitated"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Overington, Blair, Carmichael, Schadler, Shott, Andes and J. Miller:

H. B. 2784 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §21-5A-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to establishing prevailing hourly rates to be used in connection with the construction of public improvements; and providing appeal to county commission"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Manchin, Beach, Doyle, Miley and D. Poling:

H. B. 2785 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-13A-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring that every house, dwelling or business located in an area where public water services are made available for the first time after July 1, 2009, be connected to the public water service"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then Government Organization.
By Delegates Manchin, Beach, Cann, Doyle, Fleischauer, Longstreth, Marshall, Miley, Shook, Tabb and Varner:

H. B. 2786 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §8-12-15f, relating to authorizing Class I and Class II municipalities to regulate taxies and taxi stands"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Boggs, Barker, Manchin, Michael, Perry, Ross, Shaver and Swartzmiller:
H. B. 2787 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §24-1-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the Public Service Commission; recommended decisions by hearing commissioner, examiner or panel; and service of decisions on parties, including by electronic transmission"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perry, Staggers, Williams, Ennis, Talbott, Perdue, Frazier, Fragale, Miley and Caputo:

H. B. 2788 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-2-29 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto four new sections, designated §61-2-29a, §61-2-29b, §61-2-29c and §61-2-29d, all relating to protecting incapacitated persons and the elderly; defining terms; criminal penalties; and providing enhanced periods of incarceration for the offense of abuse or neglect of incapacitated adults or elder persons which result in the death of such persons"; to the Committee on Senior Citizen Issues then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Hamilton, D. Poling, Longstreth, Schadler, Evans, Miley, Rowan, Ireland, Ellem and Argento:

H. B. 2789 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §33-3-33 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the surcharge on fire and casualty policies to benefit volunteer and part-volunteer fire departments"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Reynolds, J. Miller, Sobonya, Azinger, Border, Walker, Louisos, Hunt, Shaver, Mahan and Hall:

H. B. 2790 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-6-19 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §61-7-1, §61-7-2, §61-7-11a and §61-7-14 of said code; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-7-11b, all relating to repealing the prohibition on bringing deadly weapons upon the State Capitol Complex; and clarifying section prohibiting the possession of deadly weapons in courthouses to limit such section with respect to building one of the State Capitol Complex"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Rodighiero, Eldridge, Butcher, Louisos, Reynolds, Shook and Stowers:
H. B. 2791 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to any income derived from the West Virginia State Teachers Retirement System received by each individual retired public school teacher and service personnel, as well as any income received by each individual active public school teacher and service personnel pursuant to the carrying out of their duties in such positions being subtracted from federal adjusted gross income for state personal income tax purposes"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegate Boggs:

H. B. 2792 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §50-3-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring the Chief Inspector of Public Offices to make financial audit reports of magistrate courts available on the Auditor's Internet web site"; to the Committee on Government Organization.
By Delegates Moye, Staggers, Barker, Stephens and Perry:

H. B. 2793 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to reducing state income tax liability for certain retired public employees; increasing the amount of retirement income received from certain state and federal retirement systems that is excluded from the calculation of income subject to state personal income taxes; and establishing an effective date for the increased exclusion"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates D. Poling, Hamilton, Walker, Caputo and Boggs:

H. B. 2794 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §20-2-58 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to modifying restrictions relating to shooting and discharging firearms near residences, parks and certain other public areas"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Ferro, White, Varner, Talbott, Pethtel, Phillips, Stowers, Hall, Kominar, Klempa and Lawrence:

H. B. 2795 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-2-46f, relating to wildlife resources; and creating a special hunting and fishing license for severely disabled and terminally ill persons under twenty-one years of age"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate J. Miller:

H. B. 2796 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §48-13-201 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the use of both parents' income in determining child support, calculation of adjusted gross income"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
House Calendar

Second Reading

The following bills on second reading, coming up in regular order, were each read a second time and ordered to engrossment and third reading:
H. B. 2069, Increasing the faculty senate allotment for classroom teachers and librarians, And,
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2504, Establishing the Silver Alert Plan, an alert system for missing cognitively impaired persons.
First Reading

The following bills on first reading, coming up in regular order, were each read a first time and ordered to second reading:
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2360, Insuring that tobacco products are not sold in any packaging other than the original,
H. B. 2403, Updating the law governing professional licensing boards in general,
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2528, Updating the regulation of the practice of forestry,
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2529, Relating to the practice of environmental health science and public health sanitation,
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2531, Updating the regulation of the practice of barbers and cosmetologists,
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2532, Creating licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists,
And,
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2533, Updating the law governing the practice of veterinary medicine.

Remarks of Members

Delegate McGeehan addressed the House regarding coal liquidification and at the conclusion of his remarks, Delegate Ross asked and obtained unanimous consent that his remarks be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
At 12:08 a.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2009.

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