WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE
FIRST EXTRAORDINARY SESSION, 2011
Charleston, W. Va., Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Senate met at 5 p.m.
(Senator Kessler, Acting President, in the Chair.)
Prayer was offered by the Reverend Dick Corbin, Director of
Church Relations, Union Mission of West Virginia, Charleston, West
Pending the reading of the Journal of Wednesday, August 3,
On motion of Senator Edgell, the Journal was approved and the
further reading thereof dispensed with.
Senator Kessler (Acting President) presented a communication
from the Board of Occupational Therapy, submitting its biennial
report for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 as required by chapter
thirty, article one, section twelve of the code of West Virginia.
Which communication and report were received and filed with
The Senate proceeded to the fifth order of business.
Senator Unger, from the Select Committee on Redistricting, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Select Committee on Redistricting has had under
Senate Bill No. 1008 (originating in the Select Committee on
A Bill to amend and reenact §1-2-2b and §1-2-3 of
the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the
composition of congressional districts; providing for congressional
districts; and requiring incidental precinct boundary changes.
And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do
John R. Unger II,
At the request of Senator Unger, unanimous consent being
granted, the bill (S. B. No. 1008) contained in the preceding
report from the Select Committee on Redistricting was taken up for
immediate consideration, read a first time and ordered to second
The Senate proceeded to the twelfth order of business.
Remarks were made by Senator Snyder.
Thereafter, at the request of Senator Stollings, and by
unanimous consent, the remarks by Senator Snyder were ordered
printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
The Senate next proceeded to the thirteenth order of business.
At the respective requests of Senators Fanning, Tucker and
Helmick, unanimous consent being granted, it was ordered that the
Journal show had Senators Fanning, Tucker and Helmick been present
in the chamber on yesterday, Wednesday, August 3, 2011, each would
have voted "yea" on the passage of Engrossed Committee Substitute
for Senate Bill No. 1001, Engrossed Committee Substitute for Senate
Bill No. 1002, Engrossed Senate Bill No. 1003, Engrossed Senate
Bill No. 1004, Engrossed Senate Bill No. 1005 and Engrossed Senate
Bill No. 1007.
Senator Unger then moved that the Senate adjourn until
tomorrow, Friday, August 5, 2011, at 11 a.m.
The question being on the adoption of Senator Unger's
aforestated motion, and on this question, Senator Unger demanded
the yeas and nays.
The roll being taken, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Boley,
Browning, Edgell, D. Facemire, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall,
Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Minard, Nohe,
Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker,
Unger, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler--30.
The nays were: None.
Absent: Chafin, K. Facemyer, Wells and Tomblin (Mr.
So, a majority of those present and voting having voted in the
affirmative, the Acting President declared Senator Unger's motion had prevailed.
In accordance with the foregoing motion, the Senate adjourned
until tomorrow, Friday, August 5, 2011, at 11 a.m.