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Thursday, March 1, 2012

FIFTY-FIRST 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 Rick 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 Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 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 applicable provisions of House Rule 136, relating to privileges of the floor, were suspended for the day to extend privileges of the floor to invited guests for a presentation by the House.
     At the request of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, the House of Delegates proceeded to the Seventh Order of Business for the purpose of introduction of resolutions.
Resolutions Introduced

     Delegates Moore, Guthrie, Lawrence and Stephens offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 97 - "Requesting that the Joint Committee on Government and Finance conduct a study regarding the state contract procurement process, with special emphasis on contract procurement relative to small disadvantaged business enterprises."
     Whereas, The State of West Virginia purchases millions of dollars in commodities and services from thousands of vendors in order to efficiently operate state agencies and programs; and
     Whereas, The Department of Transportation has had a successful program utilizing its web site, established by the Legislature, of assisting small disadvantaged business enterprises to locate, pursue and secure state contracts efficiently; and
     Whereas, Establishing a program within the Department of Administration's Purchasing Division dedicated to registering small disadvantaged business enterprises and their available services will enable these entities to fully pursue all contract opportunities in all areas of the state agency contract procurement process; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the state contract procurement process, with special emphasis on contract procurement relative to the small disadvantaged business enterprises; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Legislature on the first day of the Regular Session, 2013, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
     Delegate Marshall offered the following resolution, which was read by the Clerk as follows:
     H. R. 33
- "Designating March 1, 2012, as 'Crime Victims Day at the Legislature'."
      Whereas, The West Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Fund is celebrating "Crime Victims Day at the Legislature" by providing all of the crime victim agencies and individuals who serve victims of crime an opportunity to educate the members of the Legislature and the public about the many services available to assist victims of crime and their families throughout our State; and
     Whereas, The many agencies and individuals serving victims of crime and their families in West Virginia strive to foster the healing of victims and their families through treatment for their many needs including, but not limited to, advocacy for and on behalf of victims and their families, medical treatment and mental health counseling, compensation, and restitution; and
     Whereas, The many organizations and individuals who provide assistance to victims of crime and families make valuable contributions to those who have been affected by crime in our State; and
     Whereas, West Virginia is proud of the accomplishments and achievements of the many
organizations and individuals who serve the needs of victims of crime and appreciate their many
contributions to our communities; and
     Whereas, There are also many victims or family members present on this special day to foster understanding by the public of the effects of victimization; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the House of Delegates:
     That the House of Delegates hereby designates March 1, 2012, as "Crime Victims Day at the Legislature"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates expresses its appreciation to the many organizations which serve victims of crime and their families throughout our State and for the dedication of those individuals who serve these organizations; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate official with the West Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Fund, Cheryle M. Hall,
Clerk of the Court.
     At the request of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the resolution (H. R. 33) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration and adopted.
Recognition of Doorkeeper

     The Doorkeeper of the House, the Honorable John A. Roberts, was escorted to the well of the Chamber by the Assistant Doorkeepers and Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms.
     Delegate Boggs then asked and obtained unanimous consent that committee reference be dispensed with as to a resolution , set forth below, and that the same be taken up for immediate consideration.
     The Members arose, and the Clerk of the House read the following resolution, which was authored by the Clerk and offered by Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, on behalf of all Members of the House:
House Resolution 34

[By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, Offered on Behalf of All Members of the House]

     "Paying tribute to the outstanding career and service of John A. Roberts, upon the occasion of his retirement as Doorkeeper of the West Virginia House of Delegates."
     WHEREAS, John A. Roberts began his career in the political world at the young age of twelve years, when he went to Washington, DC, to become a page in the United States House of Representatives under the guidance of his uncle, Ralph R. Roberts, who served as the elected Chief Doorkeeper of the House from 1943 until 1947. John's per diem compensation as a page in 1946 was $5.00.
     John Roberts quickly took to the political world, always in it but apart from it as a staff person. His career on Capitol Hill was really established when, in 1950, he became a Special Assistant to his uncle Ralph R. Roberts, who was elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives in 1949 and served in that position until 1967, with a one term absence from 1947-1949. John served as Administrative Assistant to the Clerk of the House from 1955 until 1964.
     The House Clerk had composed and signed a customary letter of succession, guaranteeing that his office would continue to operate should anything befall him. When a heart attack struck the Clerk, House Parliamentarian Lewis Deschler, a personal friend to John, provided the letter of succession to the Speaker of the House, and at twenty-nine years of age, John A. Roberts was named Acting Clerk of the House in his uncle's stead. John served in that position until the end of September, 1964, when his uncle Ralph returned to his elected duties as Clerk. John returned to his duties as Administrative Assistant to the Clerk until the end of December, 1964.
     On the first day of January, 1965, John Roberts became the Assistant Editor of the Daily Digest for the United States House, a position he would hold until he was named the Chief Editor on January 1, 1966. John served as Chief Editor of the Digest until the end of 1968. He served as Assistant Clerk to the District of Columbia Committee for a time in 1970, and served as Legal Publications Specialist, National Archives, before retiring from Capitol Hill in 1982.
     John developed a great love of and respect for the House of Representatives and the day-to-day life there. He was on a first-name basis with Speakers of the House, and he is quick to reveal that his favorite was Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas,
who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives for seventeen years, the longest tenure in U.S. history. Speaker Rayburn took a personal interest in John, and nurtured him and his career along the way.
     John could not stay away from the legislative arena, and in 1982, he became an employee of the West Virginia House of Delegates, assigned to the House Documents Room. He became an Assistant Doorkeeper and was elected as Chief Doorkeeper of the House on February 7, 1996. He has been reelected to that position for eight successive terms, and his service here spans twenty-eight years.
     John Roberts certainly loves the legislative arena, and the House in particular, but he also has a deep and abiding love for his wife, Marjorie, and his children R. Michael Roberts and Andrea Lee Martinec.
     After a career spanning sixty-seven years of involvement in the daily operations of the United States House of Representatives, and the West Virginia House of Delegates, John A. Roberts has opted to move into retirement from public service upon sine die adjournment of this session of the Legislature. The familiar ring of his voice at the opening of the Session, with a robust "Mr. Speaker!" will not soon be forgotten; therefore,be it
     Resolved by the House of Delegates:
     That it is with heartfelt congratulations and a spirit of fraternal embrace that we hereby formally note the long and distinguished public service of John A. Roberts, Doorkeeper of the House, upon the occasion of his retirement; that this House of Delegates collectively applauds his service to the United States House of Representatives and to our own House of Delegates, and extends every good wish to him upon this occasion and for the future; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House prepare a certified copy of this Resolution for presentation to John A. Roberts, Doorkeeper, and friend.

     The question now being on the adoption of the resolution, Delegate Boggs demanded the yeas and nays, which demand was sustained.
     The yeas and nays having been ordered, they were taken (Roll No. 217), and there were--yeas 99, nays none, absent and not voting 1, with the absent and not voting being as follows:
     Absent and Not Voting: Givens.
    So, a majority of the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Speaker declared the resolution (H. R. 34) adopted.
     Following adoption of the Resolution, the Speaker called Speaker Pro Tempore Fragale to the Chair to preside.
     The Speaker then left the Rostrum and was accompanied by the Clerk of the House to the well of the Chamber, where he formally presented the certified Resolution to the Doorkeeper. The Speaker and Clerk also presented Mr. Roberts with a twenty-year service pin and a special House Medallion suspended from a blue and gold silk ribbon, marking his outstanding years of service to the House of Delegates.
     Mr. Roberts thanked the Speaker and Clerk, and all Members of the House, for the honors bestowed upon him this day. He particularly thanked the Assistants and House Staff generally for their cooperation in working together throughout the years. (Applause, the Members standing in ovation)
     The Doorkeeper then withdrew from the well of the Chamber, to continue his duties at the Main Door of the House, the Assistants retired to their stations, and the Clerk and Speaker returned to their rostrums to continue the orders of the day.
Committee Reports

     Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Rules has had under consideration:
     H. C. R. 49, The "LTC Spencer J. Campbell Memorial Bridge",
     H. C. R. 75, The "McCellan Highway and Jerry Lee Richards Memorial Highway",
     H. C. R. 96, The "Fields Brothers Memorial Highway",
     And,
     H. R. 28, Designating September 26 as "Mesothelioma Awareness Day",
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each be adopted.
     Chairman Poore, from the House Committee on Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your House Committee on Enrolled Bills has examined, found truly enrolled and, on the 29th day of February, 2012, 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:
     H. B. 4087, Continuing the discontinuance of the severance and business privilege tax on the privilege of severing timber,
     And,
     H. B. 4415, Authorize a Prince Railroad Station Authority to acquire and maintain the railroad station building.
     Chairman Talbott, from the Committee on Natural Resources submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Natural Resources has had under consideration:
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 478, Creating apprentice hunting and trapping license,
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
     At the request of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the resolution (H. R. 33) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration and adopted.
Unfinished Business

     The following resolutions coming up in regular order, as unfinished business, were reported by the Clerk and adopted:
     S. C. R. 30, Requesting DOH name portion of Rt. 85 in Boone County "BM2 Michael V. Dunlap and PFC Darrell E. Dunlap Memorial Highway",
     S. C. R. 36, Requesting DOH name bridge in McDowell County "Corporal John A. Gero Memorial Bridge",
     H. C. R. 88, The "1st Lt. Therrel Shane Childers Memorial Bridge",
     H. C. R. 89, The "PFC Rodney Kent Ranson Memorial Bridge",
     And,
     H. C. R. 94, The "Hunnicutt Family Highway".
     Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates and request concurrence therein on those requiring the same.
Second Reading

     The following bills on second reading, coming up in regular order, were each read a second time and ordered to third reading:
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 100, Relating to fees collected by circuit court clerks,
     S. B. 205, Relating to construction zone signage,
     S. B. 385, Expanding definition of "computer" in commission of certain crimes,
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 429, Relating to motor vehicle classifications,
     And,
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 434
, Providing suggestion and suggestee execution contain certain information.
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 S. B. 191, Relating to personal safety orders,
     S. B. 214, Clarifying sunrise review requirement for establishment, revision or expansion of professional scope of practice,
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 382, Relating to sex offender registration,
     S. B. 461, Conforming election complaint procedures statute to federal code,
     And,
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 536, Authorizing Auditor's land department accept credit, debit or charge card payments.
Miscellaneous Business

     Delegate Mahan asked and obtained unanimous consent that the remarks of Delegate Doyle regarding H. B. 2816, Permitting private clubs to purchase alcoholic liquors from retail liquor stores in certain market zone in the state be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
     At 11:55 a.m., on motion of Delegate Boggs, the House of Delegates recessed until 5:30 p.m., and reconvened at that time.
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Afternoon Session

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     At the request of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, the House of Delegates returned to the Third Order of Business for the purpose of receiving committee reports.
Committee Reports

     Chairman Butcher, from the Committee on Agriculture, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Agriculture has had under consideration:
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 479, Creating Spay Neuter Program and Fund,        
     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 Finance.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (Com. Sub. for S. B. 479) was referred to the Committee on the Finance.
     Chairman Butcher, from the Committee on Agriculture, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Agriculture has had under consideration:
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 527, Relating to general livestock trespass law,
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (S. B. 527) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
     Chairman Barker, from the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business has had under consideration:
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 153, Increasing tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades,
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (Com. Sub. for S. B. 153) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
     Chairman Moore, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Banking and Insurance has had under consideration:
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 551, Providing limitation exception for certain mortgage modification loans,
     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 Finance.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (Com. Sub. for S. B. 551) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
     Chairman Perry, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Banking and Insurance has had under consideration:
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 501, Requiring health insurance coverage of certain hearing aids,
     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 (Com. Sub. for S. B. 501) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
     Chairman Moore, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Banking and Insurance has had under consideration:
     S. B. 336, Eliminating mortgage lender license exemption available to bank subsidiaries,
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (S. B. 336) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
     Chairman Moore, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Banking and Insurance has had under consideration:
     S. B. 337, Relating to powers and duties of Commissioner of Banking,
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (S. B. 337) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
     Chairman Manchin, from the Committee on Political Subdivisions, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Political Subdivisions has had under consideration:
     S. B. 365, Increasing membership of PEIA Finance Board.
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, and with the recommendation that second reference of the bill to the Committee on Government Organization be dispensed with.
     In the absence of objection, reference of the bill (S. B. 365) to the Committee on Government Organization was abrogated.
     Chairman Manchin, from the Committee on Political Subdivisions, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Political Subdivisions has had under consideration:
     S. B. 540, Relating to subdivision land development plans or plats,
     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 (S. B. 540) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
     Chairman Pethtel, from the Committee on Pensions and Retirement, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Pensions and Retirement has had under consideration:
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 369, Permitting Deputy Sheriff Retirement System retirants to modify benefit options upon divorce,
     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 Finance.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (Com. Sub. for S. B. 369) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
     Chairman Pethtel, from the Committee on Pensions and Retirement, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Pensions and Retirement has had under consideration:
     S. B. 575, Repealing code related to prior disability under Emergency Medical Services Retirement System,
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (S. B. 575) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
     Chairman Staggers, from the Committee on Roads and Transportation, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Roads and Transportation has had under consideration:
     S. B. 215, Specifying unobligated moneys in Industrial Access Road Fund revert to State Road Fund,
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it each do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on the Finance.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (S. B. 215) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
     Chairman Staggers, from the Committee on Roads and Transportation, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Roads and Transportation has had under consideration:
     S. B. 544, Extending expiration date for certain diesel-powered motor vehicle idling restrictions
     S. B. 139, Making failure to wear safety belts primary offense,
     And,
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 12, Authorizing operation of low-speed vehicles in municipalities,      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 (S. B. 544, S. B. 139 and Com. Sub. for S. B. 12) were each referred to the Committee on the Judiciary .
     Chairman Staggers, from the Committee on Roads and Transportation, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Roads and Transportation has had under consideration:
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 621, Requiring DOH concurrence that major subdivisions or land developments provide sufficient access,
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Government Organization.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (Com. Sub. for S. B. 621) was referred to the Committee on Government Organization.
     Chairman Staggers, from the Committee on Roads and Transportation, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Roads and Transportation has had under consideration:
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 60, Creating felony for driving under influence and causing serious bodily injury,
     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 (Com. Sub. for S. B. 60) was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Messages from the Senate

     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced that the Senate had passed, without amendment, a bill of the House of Delegates as follows:
     Com. Sub. for H. B. 4037, Relating to the professional and occupational licensure and registration of former and current members of the Armed Forces of the United States.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the concurrence by the Senate as to the changed effective date, to take effect July 1, 2012, of
     Com. Sub. for S. B. 564, Creating Aviation Fund and Fleet Management Office Fund.
    A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the adoption by the Senate and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the adoption of the following concurrent resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     Com. Sub. for S. C. R. 51 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 23-11/3-0.09 on Route 80 in Man, Logan County, West Virginia, the 'Cox Joe Gollie Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Mr. Joe Gollie was born on April 10, 1924, to Bruno and Pricie (May) Gollie in Mingo County, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Mr. Joe Gollie spent most of his life in Logan County, residing and attending schools in Man, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Mr. Gollie entered the U.S. Navy on August 4, 1942, serving as an armed guard and, throughout his service, participating in the Pacific, the European and the North African theaters of operation; and
     Whereas, While in the United States Navy, Mr. Joe Gollie achieved the rank of Coxswain (Cox) and was an E-4 Boatswain's Mate; and
     Whereas, Mr. Gollie, in 1944, was a sailor on the U.S. Armed Merchant Vessel S.S. Andrew G. Curtain when it was sunk in action by a German submarine on January 26, 1944, while on Murmansk Run in the North Atlantic Ocean; and
     Whereas, During the sinking of the S.S. Andrew G. Curtain, Mr. Gollie abandoned ship in the cold waters of the North Atlantic and was picked up by the HMS Inconstant which took him to Vaenga, Russia, on January 28, 1944; and
     Whereas, After being transported by ship to Vaenga, Russia, Mr. Gollie was taken by tugboat to Murmansk, Russia, on January 29, 1944; and
     Whereas, The S.S. Phillip Livingston took Mr. Gollie from Murmansk, Russia, to Gourock, Scotland, arriving on March 13, 1944, and, from here, Mr. Gollie boarded the S.S. Albert C. Ritchie on April 1, 1944, arriving in New York on April 3, 1944; and
     Whereas, Following his return to the states in April, 1944, Mr. Gollie served on the U.S. Armed Merchant Vessel S.S. William Webb and the U.S. Armed Merchant Vessel S.S. Charles Wilson Peale; and
     Whereas, Coxswain Joe Gollie received an honorable discharge from the United States Navy in 1945; and
     Whereas, Mr. Gollie was awarded several medals for his service to our state, nation and world including the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the European- African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal; and
     Whereas, When not engaged in protecting our nation, our lives and our values, Mr. Gollie continued to serve his state and his country as a lifelong coal miner in Logan County, West Virginia, marrying Mildred Frances Montgomery and having two children, Joseph S. Gollie and Sheila Rene (Combs) Gollie; and
     Whereas, Mr. Joe Gollie served his country and his state with honor and distinction and ready to give the ultimate sacrifice if need be; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 23-11/3-0.09 on Route 80 in Man, Logan County, West Virginia, the "Cox Joe Gollie Memorial Bridge"; 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 "Cox Joe Gollie Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways, to Mr. Gollie's children, Joseph S. Gollie of Danville, West Virginia, and Shelia Rene (Combs) Gollie of Man, West Virginia, and to the Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578.
Leaves of Absence

     At the request of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, leave of absence for the day was granted Delegate Givens.
     At 5:42 p.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 2, 2012.

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