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WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE

SENATE JOURNAL

EIGHTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION, 2012

FIFTY-FIRST DAY

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Charleston, W. Va., Thursday, March 1, 2012

    The Senate met at 11 a.m.

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

    Prayer was offered by Pastor Richard K. DeQuasie, Morris Memorial United Methodist Church, Charleston, West Virginia.

    Pending the reading of the Journal of Wednesday, February 29, 2012,

    On motion of Senator Boley, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.

    The Senate proceeded to the second order of business and the introduction of guests.

    The Senate then proceeded to the third order of business.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect July 1, 2012, of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 221, Creating Jason Flatt Act of 2012.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 224, Renaming Division of Banking as Division of Financial Institutions.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, without amendment, to take effect July 1, 2012, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the changed effective date, of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 564, Creating Aviation Fund and Fleet Management Office Fund.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.

    On further motion of Senator Unger, the Senate concurred in the changed effective date of the bill, that being to take effect July 1, 2012, instead of ninety days from passage.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect July 1, 2012.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Wells, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 564) takes effect July 1, 2012.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the adoption by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the adoption of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Joint Resolution No. 113--Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section one-b, article X thereof, relating to homestead exemption increase; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2046--A Bill to amend and reenact §11-15-9i of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §17A-3-4a, all relating to special equipment installed in a motor vehicle for the use of a person with physical disabilities; excluding the equipment from the sales and use tax; and excluding the value of equipment when determining the value of the vehicle for imposition of the tax on the privilege of effecting the certification of the title of the vehicle.

    Referred to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2252--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §55-7D-6; relating to limiting liability for persons donating and charitable organizations accepting certain food and grocery items; and directing the Department of Health to promulgate a legislative rule establishing exceptions from commercial food preparation and distribution requirements for certain prepared and donated food stuffs that comply with the promulgated rule.

    Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Resources.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 2793--A Bill to amend and reenact §19-25-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to defining “spelunking” as a recreational purpose and activity for which a landowner’s liability for injury is limited.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 3142--A Bill to amend and reenact §50-1-9a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the allowable number of magistrate court deputy clerks by six.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 3157--A Bill to amend and reenact §51-2A-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing for an additional family court judge for the twenty-third family court district.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4006--A Bill to amend and reenact §21-3C-1, §21-3C-10a and §21-3C-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to elevators; defining certain terms; requiring licensure; providing licensure requirements; providing renewal requirements; providing for temporary licensure in case of an emergency; providing reciprocity requirements; and providing continuing education requirements.

    Referred to the Committee on Government Organization.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4077--A Bill to amend §30-4-17 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to activities that may be performed by a dental hygienist without a prior exam by a dentist.

    Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Resources.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced that that body had agreed to the appointment of a committee of conference of three from each house on the disagreeing votes of the two houses, as to

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4078, Extending certain deadlines for mandated actions regarding higher education personnel.

    The message further announced the appointment of the following conferees on the part of the House of Delegates:

    Delegates M. Poling, Perry and Duke.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4118–-A Bill to amend and reenact §30-6-3 and §30-6-22 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §61-12-9 of said code, generally relating to cremation; definition of persons authorized to order cremation; inquiry about deceased’s desires; individuals authorized to express desires of the deceased; definition of person authorized to agree to a cremation contract; and establishing an order of precedence among persons as to cremation and disposition of remains.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4130--A Bill to repeal §48-22-803 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §48-22-303 of said code; and to amend and reenact said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-2-14h, all relating to crimes against the person; increasing criminal penalties relating to the increase the penalty for the criminal offenses involving money in exchange for locating, providing or procuring a minor child in certain circumstances; providing circumstances deemed abuse and neglect; and providing exceptions from thereto for certain acts relating to lawful adoptions.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the Senate amendments to, and the passage as amended, with its Senate amended title, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4206, Authorizing the Department of Transportation to promulgate legislative rules.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4247--A Bill to amend and reenact §29-21-13a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the compensation of court appointed panel attorneys who represent individuals in abuse and neglect, juvenile, criminal and other proceedings.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4256--A Bill to amend and reenact §33-31-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to captive insurance; limiting risk retention groups’ risks on single subjects of insurance; and requiring captive insurance companies to notify the insurance commissioner of any material changes to certain information.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4261--A Bill to amend and reenact §29A-1-2 and §29A-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §29A-3-1a, §29A-3-4, §29A-3-6, §29A-3-8, §29A-3-15, §29A-3-15a and §29A-3-15b of said code; and to amend said code by adding three new sections, designated §29A-3-1c, §29A-3-1d and §29A-3-9a, all relating to review of state administrative agency rule-making; defining terms; altering designation of types of rules that have not been approved by the Legislature and that are exempt from legislative review; establishing deadline for action by agency action for certain proposed rules before the rule is deemed withdrawn; requiring agency response to public comments; requiring all sections of a rule be filed when agency proposing rule amendment; providing for methodology for repeal of rules; establishing new publishing and rule-making requirements for certain Department of Health and Human Services policy manuals; providing new process for review and approval of legislative rules incorporating federal mandated requirements; revising emergency rule-making process to allow for public comment, more information, and extended comment period; providing new process for provisional legislative rules; and altering certain agency filing requirements.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4263--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new chapter, designated §5I-1-1, §5I-1-2, §5I-1-3, §5I-1-4, §5I-1-5 and §5I-1-6, all relating to creating the West Virginia Buy American Act; requiring any public agency construction contracts for public buildings or public works which utilize state grants or state loans in part to finance all or part of the construction costs to contain a provision requiring that the iron, steel, manufactured goods, coal and timber used or supplied for the project be manufactured or produced in the United States; permitting waivers; waivers and exemptions; providing remedies for intentional violations; defining terms; making findings; and declaring policy.

    Referred to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4276--A Bill to amend and reenact §46A-2-106 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; relating generally to the notice of a consumer’s right to cure a default; requiring certification that the amount needed to cure the default reflected in the notice is a true and accurate balance of all sums due from the borrower; certifying the date the notice of right to cure was mailed; and providing limitations of liability for violation of the notice of right to cure requirements.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4279--A Bill to amend and reenact §8-5-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931 as amended, relating to the election of municipality officers; permitting municipalities to stagger the terms of elected officers; providing election to determine length and time-frame of terms; providing method of selecting officials with shortened terms; and making stylistic changes.

    Referred to the Committee on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4293--A Bill to amend and reenact §51-2A-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the compensation caps for secretary-clerks and case coordinators in the family court system.

    Referred to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4296--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-1-20, relating to authorizing licensing boards to require applicants to submit to criminal background checks; declaring the background checks do not violate public policy; requiring the background checks to be consistent with federal standards; providing rule-making authority; and providing a confidentiality provision.

    Referred to the Committee on Government Organization.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4307--A Bill to amend and reenact §48-27-502 and §48-27-1101 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to domestic violence generally; clarifying that the practice and procedure for domestic violence civil proceedings are governed by court rule; providing that a prohibition against possessing firearms and ammunition is a mandatory provision for domestic violence protective orders; and, providing that a domestic violence protective order state that possession of firearms and ammunition while subject to domestic violence protective order is a criminal violation of state and federal law.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4310--A Bill to amend and reenact §62-12-26 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to limitations and restrictions placed on sex offenders who have been adjudicated as violent sexual predators or who are under active supervision as a condition of release on parole or probation; and clarifying the statutory restrictions against such persons living or working within one thousand feet of a school, child care facility or residence of a former victim; defining terms.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4315--A Bill to amend and reenact §8-2-6 and §8-2-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §8-3A-1 and §8-3A-2, all relating to Class IV towns or villages; permitting a new class IV town or village to select a form of government; and permitting a current Class IV town or village to change its form of government.

    Referred to the Committee on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4376--A Bill to amend and reenact §60-8-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to licensing wine sales at certain professional baseball stadiums; providing license fees; providing a definition of professional baseball stadium; providing standards for licensing and authority for the commissioner to regulate such sales; and granting rule-making authority.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4396––A Bill to amend and reenact §5H-1-1, §5H-1-2 and §5H-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to authorizing a death benefit to the surviving spouse or designated beneficiary or contingent beneficiaries of law-enforcement officers who die in the performance their duties.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4425--A Bill to amend and reenact §37-6-30 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to landlord and tenant; the duty to maintain a premise; requiring a landlord to address issues of accumulation and the growth of mold; and requiring the landlord to perform mold remediation in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standards.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4426--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-16-7f; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-15-22; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-16-18; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-16D-17; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-24-7l; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-25-8i; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-25A-8k, all relating to copayments required in certain policies, provisions, contracts, plans or agreements to provide health care benefits; providing that a copayment imposed for services rendered by a licensed occupational therapist, licensed speech-language pathologist or licensed physical therapist may not exceed a copayment imposed for the services of a primary care physician or an osteopathic physician.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4438--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2L-1, §16-2L-2, §16-2L-3, §16-2L-4, §16-2L-5, §16-2L-6, §16-2L-7, §16-2L-8, §16-2L-9, §16-2L-10, §16-2L-11, §16-2L-12, §16-2L-13 and §16-2L-14, all relating to creating the Provider Sponsored Network Act; stating the purpose; making legislative findings; defining terms; describing the services to be performed and programs to be undertaken by a provider sponsored network; authorizing the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources to recognize provider sponsored networks; assigning medicaid beneficiaries to a provider sponsored network; authorizing the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources to contract with a provider sponsored network; providing for payment for services provided by a provider sponsored network; providing for participation of health care providers in a provider sponsored network; providing an exemption from anti-trust laws; addressing business and insurance risk; addressing insurance regulation of provider sponsored networks; requiring studies and reports; providing for shared savings with the state and defining the shared amounts; providing minimum capital and surplus amounts; requiring that the designation of provider sponsored networks be an open application process; providing rule-making authority and providing that reimbursement for reasonable costs will be paid by the network.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4459--A Bill to amend and reenact §15-12-2, §15-12-5 and §15-12-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §49-5-13b of said code, all relating to authorizing a court to require a convicted juvenile sex offender whose underlying offense constitutes a first or second degree sexual assault and who is sixteen years of age or older to register as a sex offender; and maintaining confidentiality of juvenile sex offender registration information except for disclosure to law enforcement, school administration and counsel until the juvenile attains the age of eighteen years.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4468--A Bill to amend and reenact §33-15-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, to amend and reenact §33-16-10 of said code; to amend and reenact §33-24-43 of said code; to amend and reenact §33-25-20 of said code; and to amend and reenact §33-25A-31 of said code, relating to prohibiting insurance companies from discriminating against certain health care providers; and proscribing discrimination by health care providers.

    Referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4489--A Bill to amend and reenact §8-22-18a, §8-22-19a and §8-22-25 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §8-22-18c, all relating to municipal policemen and firemen pensions; providing powers and duties of the West Virginia Municipal Oversight Board; requiring certain notice of lawsuit to the West Virginia Municipal Oversight Board; limiting certain court orders under certain circumstances; clarifying refunds to members; and clarifying circumstances in which a member may retire when the member’s service has been interrupted by duty with the Armed Forces of the United States.

    Referred to the Committee on Pensions; and then to the Committee on Government Organization.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4504--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-2D-5c, relating to development and operation of a nursing home by a nonprofit community health care organization designated by a county commission; creating an exemption from the current moratorium on nursing home beds; establishing the prerequisite requirements for the exemption; and mandating conformance to current certificate of need requirements.

    Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Resources; and then to the Committee on Government Organization.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4506--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §3-9-14, relating to absentee ballot fraud and providing felony criminal penalties.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect July 1, 2012, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4511--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §18B-12B-1, §18B-12B-2, §18B-12B-3, §18B-12B-4 and §18B-12B-5, all relating to the creation of the Shale Research, Education, Policy and Economic Development Center at West Virginia University.

    Referred to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4521--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §48-13-703, relating to permitting the restructuring of child support payments of an inmate who is released from the custody of the Division of Corrections or United States Bureau of Prisons under certain circumstances; and providing that one judge may assume authority over all child support obligations of the former inmate.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4522--A Bill to amend and reenact §51-2A-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing additional contempt powers for family court judges.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4523--A Bill to amend and reenact §48-18-125 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the Bureau for Child Support enforcement; reporting employment and income; providing definition of independent contractor; and reporting income of an independent contractor if the contract for services is over $2500.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect July 1, 2012, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4542--A Bill to amend and reenact §21A-5-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to unemployment compensation benefits; and prevent contributory and reimbursable employers from being relieved of benefit charges to their accounts if an overpayment of benefits is the result of the employer's failure to provide requested information timely or to adequately allow the state to accurately determine a claimant's eligibility for benefits.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4547--A Bill to to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-6L-1, §11-6L-2, §11-6L-3, §11-6L-4, §11-6L-5, §11-6L-6 and §11-6L-7; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-13CC-1, §11-13CC-2, §11-13CC-3, §11-13CC-4, §11-13CC-5, §11-13CC-6, §11-13CC-7, §11-13CC-8, §11-13CC-9, §11-13CC-10, §11-13CC-11, §11-13CC-12, §11-13CC-13, §11-13CC-14, §11-13CC-15, §11-13CC-16, §11-13CC-17 and §11-13CC-18, all relating to creating the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Business Technology Property Valuation Act and the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Tax Credit Act; defining terms; specifying method for valuation of certain property; providing for application to county assessors by specified date; providing procedure for protest and appeal of determination by county assessor; requiring the West Virginia Development Office to report to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance on the economic impact; specifying effective date; making legislative findings; allowing credits and exemptions from certain taxes; providing for computation of credit, application of credit and period for which credit is allowed; requiring application to claim credit; requiring that new jobs be good-paying jobs with health benefits; requiring identification of investment credit property and recomputation of credit in event of premature disposition of investment property; providing for forfeiture of unused tax credits and redetermination of credit allowed; imposing recapture tax under specified circumstances to recover state taxes and property taxes; allowing transfer of qualified investment to successors; providing for tax credit review and accountability; specifying effective date and termination date; providing rule-making authority; and providing a severability clause.

    Referred to the Committee on Economic Development; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect July 1, 2012, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4549--A Bill to amend and reenact §21A-10-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to imposing a monetary penalty on unemployment compensation recipients for obtaining benefits through the use of fraudulent statements or actions; and specifying disposition of the penalties collected.

    Referred to the Committee on Labor; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4554--A Bill to amend and reenact §18-5-44 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to early childhood education programs offered by county boards of education; allowing counties with a fully implemented early childhood education program to accept addition students; and clarifying reporting requirements.

    Referred to the Committee on Education; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4567--A Bill to amend and reenact §7-22-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting the Harrison county commission to levy a special district tax.

    Referred to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect July 1, 2012, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4572--A Bill to amend and reenact §18-20-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §18A-2-4 of said code; and to amend and reenact §18A-4-8 and §18A-4-8a of said code, all relating to school service personnel classification and compensation; modifying and updating certain classification titles; modifying certain pay grade levels; allowing application of time devoted to acquiring or renewing certification of certification as a condition of employment toward annual continuing education requirements; and providing for additional compensation in certain circumstances.

    Referred to the Committee on Education; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4581--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-9A-4, relating to establishing a special revenue account designated as the Fund for Civil Legal Services for Low Income Persons; establishing potential sources of funding; and authorizing the Director of the Division of Justice and Community Services to make grants to nonprofit agencies which provide civil legal services to low income persons.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4601--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-1B-27, relating to authorizing the West Virginia National Guard to participate in a federal asset forfeiture or sharing program; creating the West Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Forfeiture Fund administered by the Adjutant General; and authorizing the Adjutant General to propose rules.

    Referred to the Committee on Military; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4605--A Bill to amend and reenact §48-2-104 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto two new sections, designated §48-2-701 and §48-2-702; and to amend and reenact §59-1-10 of said code, all relating generally to premarital education; providing a premarital education incentive to applicants for marriage licenses; providing for curriculum requirements for premarital education; identifying instructors for premarital education; increasing the fee for marriage license without completion of a premarital education course; and creating a fund for purposes of administering the premarital education.

    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4613--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §31-15A-9a, relating to creating an advisory committee to advise the Joint Committee on Government and Finance on broadband middle mile project matters.

    Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4626--A Bill to amend and reenact §15-2-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the State Police appointment of commissioned officers, noncommissioned officers, other members; increasing principle supervisors to nineteen.

    Referred to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4634--A Bill to repeal §60-2-21 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §49-6C-1 of said code, all relating to audits; removing the requirement for the Legislative Auditor to conduct certain fiscal audits of the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission and the Children’s Trust Fund.

    Referred to the Committee on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4636--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated, §16-44-1, relating to a responsible parent program pilot project; authorizing the Division of Corrections to create the pilot project; providing criteria to participate in the project; providing educational topics for the project; and providing reporting requirements.

    Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Resources; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4647--A Bill to amend and reenact §9-5-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to funeral expenses for indigent persons; and restricting payments for burial services of indigents to only those services provided by a funeral director licensed by West Virginia.

    Referred to the Committee on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4652--A Bill making a supplementary appropriation of federal funds out of the treasury from the balance of moneys remaining unappropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, to the Department of Administration - Children’s Health Insurance Agency, fund 8838, fiscal year 2012, organization 0230, to the Department of Environmental Protection - Division of Environmental Protection, fund 8708, fiscal year 2012, organization 0313, to the Department of Health and Human Resources - Division of Health - Central Office, fund 8802, fiscal year 2012, organization 0506, to the Department of Health and Human Resources - Division of Health - West Virginia Safe Drinking Water Treatment, fund 8824, fiscal year 2012, organization 0506, to the Department of Health and Human Resources - Division of Human Services, fund 8722, fiscal year 2012, organization 0511, and to Miscellaneous Boards and Commissions - Coal Heritage Highway Authority, fund 8861, fiscal year 2012, organization 0942, by supplementing and amending the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

    Referred to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4653--A Bill to repeal §11-1C-5b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to repeal §18-9A-2a of said code; and to amend and reenact §18-9A-2 and §18-9A-11 of said code, all relating to public school support computation of local share; removing provisions for using assumed assessed values for the purpose of computation; and removing provisions for increasing counties’ local share responsibility for funding basic foundation education formula when property assessments are not at least fifty-four percent of market value as indicated by assessment ratio study; revising definitions.

    Referred to the Committee on Education; and then to the Committee on Finance.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4654--A Bill to amend and reenact §5-10D-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board providing mailing services to certain retiree organizations; requiring the Consolidated Public Retirement Board to provide mailing services upon request of certain retiree organizations; authorizing the Consolidated Public Retirement Board to contract with a third party to provide mailing services if the third party agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the list; providing that the Consolidated Public Retirement Board is not liable for providing the mailing lists; and terminating the authority to request and provide mailing services as of a certain date.

    Referred to the Committee on Pensions.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the passage of

    Eng. House Bill No. 4655--A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-4-8e of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to school service personnel certification; establishing criteria for certain certificate issuance, denial and revocation; establishing certification review panel; requiring reporting of certain acts; providing for certificate recall and correction under certain circumstance; and requiring State Board rule.

    Referred to the Committee on Education.

    The Senate proceeded to the fourth order of business.

    Senator D. Facemire, from the Committee on Energy, Industry and Mining, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Energy, Industry and Mining has had under consideration

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 52, Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study future legislation relating to natural gas reserve development and recovery.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it be adopted; but under the original double committee reference first be referred to the Committee on Rules.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Douglas E. Facemire,

                                 Chair.

    The resolution, under the original double committee reference, was then referred to the Committee on Rules.

    Senator Palumbo, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on the Judiciary has had under consideration

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2521, Eliminating the requirement of serving domestic violence orders by certified mail.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 3128, Relating to filing a civil petition for expungement of records relating to an arrest.

    And,

    Eng. House Bill No. 4320, Relating to the settlement of violations of the Hazardous Waste Management Act by consent agreements.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Corey Palumbo,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Palumbo, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on the Judiciary has had under consideration

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 3177, Permitting an owner who sells real property pursuant to a deed of trust to terminate a preexisting tenancy.

    And has amended same.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4220, Authorizing the department of commerce to promulgate legislative rules.

    And has amended same.

    And,

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4238, Establishing procedures for address confidentiality program participants on the special absentee voting list.

    And has amended same.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass, as amended.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Corey Palumbo,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4001, Authorizing boards to establish fees by legislative rule.

    And has amended same.

    And,

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4630, Modifying the membership of the Braxton County Recreational Development Authority.

    And has amended same.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass, as amended.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Eng. House Bill No. 4002, Relating to annual seminar requirements for professional licensing boards.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4003, Clarifying the law governing the duties of professional licensing boards.

    And has amended same.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, as amended; but with the further recommendation that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    On motion of Senator Snyder, the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 4003) contained in the foregoing report from the Committee on Government Organization was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, with amendments from the Committee on Government Organization pending.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4028, Authorizing the temporary suspension of certification of emergency medical service personnel or licensure of emergency medical service agencies without a hearing or prior notice if there is probable cause.

    And has amended same.

    And,

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4063, Relating to civil service commissions in political subdivisions.

    And has amended same.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass, as amended; but under the original double committee references first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    The bills, under the original double committee references, were then referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, with amendments from the Committee on Government Organization pending.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4046, Repealing obsolete code provisions.

    And has amended same.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, as amended; but with the further recommendation that it first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    On motion of Senator Snyder, the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 4046) contained in the foregoing report from the Committee on Government Organization was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, with amendments from the Committee on Government Organization pending.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Eng. House Bill No. 4097, Creating a license to practice hair styling.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Plymale, from the Committee on Education, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Education has had under consideration

    Eng. House Bill No. 4119, Providing a definition for an athletic director who is employed by a county board of education.

    And has amended same.

    And,

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4125, Correcting date for schools to send notice to parents alerting them to the existence of the school's crisis response plan.

    And has amended same.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass, as amended.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Robert H. Plymale,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Plymale, from the Committee on Education, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Education has had under consideration

    Eng. House Bill No. 4126, Authorizing legislative rules for the Higher Education Policy Commission and Council for Community and Technical College Education.

    And,

    Eng. House Bill No. 4299, Authorizing a county board of education to use the services of a bus operator from another county in certain circumstances.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Robert H. Plymale,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4239, Increasing the membership of the West Virginia Board of Osteopathy.

    And has amended same.

    And,

    Eng. House Bill No. 4481, Relating to the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Commission.

    And has amended same.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass, as amended.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Klempa, from the Committee on Interstate Cooperation, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Interstate Cooperation has had under consideration

    Eng. House Bill No. 4251, Relating generally to amendments to the uniform commercial code.

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

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Orphy Klempa,

                                 Chair.

    The bill, under the original double committee reference, was then referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4330, Providing that drivers licenses may contain information designating the licensee as a person who is an honorably discharged veteran.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    Senator D. Facemire, from the Committee on Energy, Industry and Mining, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Energy, Industry and Mining has had under consideration

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4351, Relating to mine safety.

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

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Douglas E. Facemire,

                                 Chair.

    At the request of Senator D. Facemire, unanimous consent being granted, the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 4351) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Energy, Industry and Mining was taken up for immediate consideration, read a first time, ordered to second reading and, under the original double committee reference, was then referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

    Senator Wells, from the Committee on Military, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Military has had under consideration

    Eng. House Bill No. 4433, Modifying the criteria for awarding high school diplomas to certain veterans.

    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 Education.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Erik P. Wells,

                                 Chair.

    The bill, under the original double committee reference, was then referred to the Committee on Education, with an amendment from the Committee on Military pending.

    Senator Beach, from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has had under consideration

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 20, The "SP5 Lynn Waitman Peters Memorial Bridge".

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 70, The "Jones Brothers Memorial Bridge".

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 76, The "Cory Matthew Price Memorial Road".

    And,

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 81, The "Joe 'Bug' Marcum Memorial Bridge".

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each be adopted.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Robert D. Beach,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Wells, from the Committee on Military, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Military has had under consideration

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 62, Requesting that the sacrifice and service of the crew members of the U.S.S. West Virginia be recognized and rewarded for their actions during the Battle of Suriago Strait.

    And,

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 73, Honoring the members of the 78th Infantry Division and Proclaiming April 4, 2012 as 78th Lighting Division Day.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each be adopted.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Erik P. Wells,

                                 Chair.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Com. Sub. for House Concurrent Resolution No. 68, Declaring the City of Beckley's Exhibition Coal Mine as the official Exhibition Coal Mine of West Virginia.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it be adopted.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    The Senate proceeded to the sixth order of business.

    Senators Chafin and Stollings offered the following resolution:

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 56--Requesting the Division of Highways to name the new bridge on County Route 65/5, going out of Delbarton, in Mingo County, that will replace the existing bridge, bridge number 30-65/5-0.24, that crosses Rockhouse Creek, the “James A. Bowers, Sr., Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, James A. Bowers, Sr. lived in Mingo County; and

    Whereas, James A. Bowers, Sr. was in the United States Army and was stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and was honorably discharged; and

    Whereas, James A. Bowers, Sr. was a boy scout leader and a member of the United Mine Workers of America; and

    Whereas, James A. Bowers, Sr.’s service to his community, state and nation should not go unnoticed; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name the new bridge on County Route 65/5, going out of Delbarton, in Mingo County, that will replace the existing bridge, bridge number 30-65/5-0.24, that crosses Rockhouse Creek, the “James A. Bowers, Sr., Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed two signs, one on either end of the new bridge, that identify the bridge, in bold and prominent lettering, as the “James A. Bowers, Sr., 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 and James A. Bowers’ daughter, Connie Bowers Chambers, and her husband, Jack Chambers.

    Which, under the rules, lies over one day.

    Senators D. Facemire, Unger, Kessler (Mr. Preident), Prezioso, Klempa, Foster, Stollings and Jenkins offered the following resolution:

    Senate Resolution No. 47--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 Senate:

    That the Senate hereby designates March 1, 2012, as “Crime Victims Day at the Legislature”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Senate 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 is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate official with the West Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

    At the request of Senator D. Facemire, unanimous consent being granted, the resolution was taken up for immediate consideration, reference to a committee dispensed with, and adopted.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate recessed for one minute.

    Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened and proceeded to the seventh order of business.

    Com. Sub. for Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 51, Requesting DOH name bridge in Man, Logan County, "Cox Joe Gollie Memorial Bridge".

    On unfinished business, coming up in regular order, was reported by the Clerk.

    The question being on the adoption of the resolution, the same was put and prevailed.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    The Senate proceeded to the eighth order of business.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 576, Changing school personnel termination, resignation, retirement, transfer and rehiring deadlines.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was reported by the Clerk.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the bill was recommitted to the Committee on Education.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4037, Relating to the professional and occupational licensure and registration of former and current members of the Armed Forces of the United States.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Wells, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 4037) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    Eng. House Bill No. 4583, Changing certain deadlines associated with the termination, resignation and transfer of school personnel.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Wells, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 4583) passed.

    On motion of Senator Plymale, the following amendment to the title of the bill was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. House Bill No. 4583--A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-2-2, §18A-2-6, §18A-2-7 and §18A-2-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §18A-4-7a of said code, all relating to school personnel; changing certain deadlines pertaining to termination of a continuing contract, resignation, retirement, transfer and rehiring of probationary employees; changing the number of days prior to the beginning of the instructional term for limiting the transfer of certain employees; and restricting application of certain provisions pertaining to limiting the transfer of certain employees.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Wells, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 4583) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Pending announcement of meetings of standing committees of the Senate,

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate adjourned until tomorrow, Friday, March 2, 2012, at 11 a.m.

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