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WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE

SENATE JOURNAL

EIGHTIETH LEGISLATURE

FIRST EXTRAORDINARY SESSION, 2011

FIFTH DAY

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Charleston, W. Va., Friday, August 5, 2011

     The Senate met at 11 a.m.
(Senator Kessler, Acting President, in the Chair.)

     Prayer was offered by the Reverend Jerry Kliner, Cross of Grace Lutheran Church, Hurricane, West Virginia.
     Pending the reading of the Journal of Thursday, August 4, 2011,
     On motion of Senator Plymale, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.
     Senator Unger then moved that the Senate recess until 4 p.m. today.
     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, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--31.
     The nays were: None.
     Absent: Fanning, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--3.
     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 recessed until 4 p.m. today.
     Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened and proceeded to the ninth order of business.
     Senate Bill No. 1008, Reapportioning congressional districts.
     On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.
     On motion of Senator Snyder, the following amendment to the bill was reported by the Clerk:
     On page two, section three, by striking out all of lines eleven through seventeen and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
     First District: Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Gilmer, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Tyler, Wetzel, Wirt and Wood.
     Second District: Berkeley, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton, Putnam, Randolph, Tucker and Upshur.
     Following extended discussion,
     The question being on the adoption of Senator Snyder's amendment to the bill (S. B. No. 1008), and on this question, Senator Barnes demanded the yeas and nays.
     The roll being taken, the yeas were: Beach, Browning, Edgell, D. Facemire, Laird, Miller, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Unger, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--14.
     The nays were: Barnes, Boley, Chafin, K. Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, McCabe, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Sypolt and Tucker--17.
     Absent: Plymale, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--3.
     So, a majority of those present and voting not having voted in the affirmative, the Acting President declared Senator Snyder's amendment to the bill (S. B. No. 1008) rejected.
     Thereafter, at the request of Senator Browning, and by unanimous consent, the remarks by Senators Snyder and Unger regarding the adoption of Senator Snyder's amendment to Senate Bill No. 1008 were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
     At the request of Senator Barnes, unanimous consent being granted, the remarks by Senators Hall, McCabe and K. Facemyer regarding the adoption of Senator Snyder's amendment to Senate Bill No. 1008 were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
     The bill (S. B. No. 1008) was then ordered to engrossment and third reading.
     On motion of Senator Unger, the constitutional rule requiring a bill to be read on three separate days was suspended by a vote of four fifths of the members present, taken by yeas and nays.
     On suspending the constitutional rule, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Prezioso, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--30.
     The nays were: Snyder--1.
     Absent: Plymale, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--3.
     Engrossed Senate Bill No. 1008 was then read a third time and put upon its passage.
     Pending discussion,
     The question being "Shall Engrossed Senate Bill No. 1008 pass?"
     On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Prezioso, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--27.
     The nays were: Beach, Miller, Snyder and Unger--4.
     Absent: Plymale, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--3.
     So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Acing President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 1008) passed with its title.
     Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.
     On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Prezioso, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--27.
     The nays were: Beach, Miller, Snyder and Unger--4.
     Absent: Plymale, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--3.
     So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the Acting President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 1008) takes effect from passage.
     Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.
     In accordance with rule number forty-four of the Rules of the Senate, Senator Unger will file a written vote explanation as to the passage of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 1008, which vote explanation will be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
     At the request of Senator Browning, and by unanimous consent, the remarks by Senator Unger regarding the passage of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 1008 were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
     At the request of Senator Unger, unanimous consent being granted, it was ordered that the following be printed in the Appendix to the Journal: A transcript of the August 4, 2011, meeting of the Select Committee on Redistricting; Population Summary Report, Plan Components Report and Measures of Compactness of the various congressional plans considered by the Select Committee; and an article by Kenneth C. Martis, Ph.D., Professor of Geography, West Virginia University, entitled "West Virginia Congressional Redistricting, Mason County Flop Plan".
     On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate recessed until 7 p.m. tonight.
Night Session

     Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened and, without objection, returned to the third order of business.
     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. 106--A Bill to amend and reenact §1-2-2 and §1-2-2b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the apportionment of membership of the House of Delegates.
     At the request of Senator Unger, and by unanimous consent, reference of the bill to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration, read a first time and ordered to second reading.
     On motion of Senator Unger, the constitutional rule requiring a bill to be read on three separate days was suspended by a vote of four fifths of the members present, taken by yeas and nays.
     On suspending the constitutional rule, the yeas were: Beach, Boley, Browning, Edgell, D. Facemire, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--27.
     The nays were: Barnes--1.
     Absent: Chafin, K. Facemyer, Minard, Plymale, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--6.
     The bill (Eng. H. B. No. 106) was then read a second time.
     On motion of Senator Sypolt, the following amendment to the bill was reported by the Clerk:
     In section two, subsection (b), by striking out all of subdivisions (53), (54) and (55) and inserting in lieu thereof three new subdivisions, designated subdivisions (53), (54) and (55), to read as follows:
     (53) The Fifty-third Delegate District is entitled to one delegate and consists of:
     (A) Grant County;
     (B) The following areas of Mineral County:
     (i) Blocks 540570105003068, 540570105003069, 540570105003070, 540570105003071, 540570105003072, 540570105003073, 540570105003074, 540570105003075, 540570105003076, 540570105003077, 540570105003078, 540570105003079, 540570105003080, 540570105003081, 540570105003082, 540570105003083, 540570105003088, 540570105003091, 540570105004002, 540570105004003, 540570105004005, 540570105004008, 540570105004010, 540570105004016, 540570105004017, 540570105004018, 540570105004019, 540570105004020, 540570105004021, 540570105004022, 540570105004023, 540570105004024, 540570105004025, 540570105004026, 540570105004027, 540570105004028, 540570105004029, 540570105004030, 540570105004031, 540570105004032, 540570105004033, 540570105004034, 540570105004035, 540570105004036, 540570105004037, 540570105004038, 540570105004039, 540570105004040, 540570105004042, 540570105004045, 540570105004049 and 540570105004050 of voting district 27;
     (ii) Voting districts 28, 29, 3, 30 and 33;
     (iii) Blocks 540570104003000, 540570104003001, 540570104003002, 540570104003003, 540570104003004, 540570104003005, 540570104003006, 540570104003007, 540570104003008, 540570104003009, 540570104003021, 540570104003022, 540570104003023, 540570104003060, 540570104003061, 540570104003062, 540570104003063, 540570104003064, 540570104003065, 540570104003066, 540570104003067, 540570104003068, 540570104003069, 540570104003070, 540570104003071, 540570104003072, 540570104003073, 540570104003074, 540570104003075, 540570104003076, 540570104003077, 540570104003078, 540570104003079, 540570104003080, 540570104003081, 540570104003082, 540570104003083, 540570104003084, 540570104003085, 540570104003086, 540570104003087, 540570104003088, 540570104003089, 540570104003090, 540570104003091, 540570104003092, 540570104003093, 540570104003094, 540570104003095, 540570104003099, 540570104003105, 540570104003106, 540570104003107, 540570104003108, 540570104003110, 540570104003111, 540570104003112, 540570104003113, 540570104003114, 540570104003115, 540570104003116, 540570104003117, 540570104003118, 540570104003119, 540570104003120, 540570104003121, 540570104003122, 540570104003132, 540570104003133, 540570104003134, 540570104003135, 540570104003136, 540570104003137, 540570104003138, 540570104003141, 540570104003142, 540570104003143 and 540570104003146 of voting district 34;
     (iv) Blocks 540570104003018, 540570104003019, 540570104003020, 540570104003024, 540570104003025, 540570104003028, 540570104003029, 540570104003030, 540570104003031, 540570104003034, 540570104003035, 540570104003036, 540570104003037, 540570104003038, 540570104003039, 540570104003040, 540570104003041, 540570104003042, 540570104003043, 540570104003044, 540570104003045, 540570104003046, 540570104003047, 540570104003048, 540570104003049, 540570104003050, 540570104003051, 540570104003052, 540570104003053, 540570104003054, 540570104003055, 540570104003056, 540570104003057, 540570104003058, 540570104003059, 540570104003096, 540570104003097, 540570104003098, 540570104003100, 540570104003101, 540570104003102, 540570104003103, 540570104003104, 540570104003109, 540570104003123, 540570104003124, 540570104003125, 540570104003126, 540570104003127, 540570104003128, 540570104003129, 540570104003130, 540570104003131, 540570104003139 and 540570104003140 of voting district 35;
     (v) Voting districts 6 and 8; and
     (C) The following areas of Pendleton County:
     (i) Voting districts 13, 14, 15 and 3; and
     (ii) Blocks 540719705001000, 540719705001001, 540719705001002, 540719705001003, 540719705001004, 540719705001005, 540719705001006, 540719705001007, 540719705001008, 540719705001009, 540719705001010, 540719705001011, 540719705001012, 540719705001013, 540719705001014, 540719705001016, 540719705001017, 540719705001018, 540719705001019, 540719705001020, 540719705001021, 540719705001024, 540719705001025, 540719705001026, 540719705001027, 540719705001028, 540719705001029, 540719705001030, 540719705001031, 540719705001032, 540719705001033, 540719705001034, 540719705001035, 540719705001036, 540719705001037, 540719705001038, 540719705001039, 540719705001040, 540719705001041, 540719705001042, 540719705001043, 540719705001044, 540719705001045, 540719705001046, 540719705001047, 540719705001048, 540719705001049, 540719705001050, 540719705001051, 540719705001052, 540719705001053, 540719705001054, 540719705001055, 540719705001056, 540719705001057, 540719705001058, 540719705001059, 540719705001060, 540719705001061, 540719705001062, 540719705001063, 540719705001064, 540719705001065, 540719705001066, 540719705001067, 540719705001068, 540719705001069, 540719705001071, 540719705001075, 540719705001077, 540719705001078, 540719705001079, 540719705001080, 540719705001081, 540719705001082, 540719705001083, 540719705001084, 540719705001085, 540719705001086, 540719705001087, 540719705001088, 540719705001089, 540719705001090, 540719705001091, 540719705001092, 540719705001093, 540719705001094, 540719705001095, 540719705001096, 540719705001097, 540719705001098, 540719705001099, 540719705001100, 540719705001101, 540719705001102, 540719705001103, 540719705001104, 540719705001105, 540719705001106, 540719705001107, 540719705001108, 540719705001109, 540719705001110, 540719705001111, 540719705001112, 540719705001113, 540719705001114, 540719705001115, 540719705001116, 540719705001117, 540719705001118, 540719705001119, 540719705001120, 540719705001121, 540719705001122, 540719705001123, 540719705001124, 540719705001125, 540719705001126, 540719705001127, 540719705001128, 540719705001129, 540719705001130, 540719705001131, 540719705001132, 540719705001135, 540719705001157, 540719705001158, 540719705001159, 540719705001160, 540719705001161, 540719705001162, 540719705001168, 540719705001169, 540719705001170, 540719705001171, 540719705001172, 540719705001173, 540719705001174, 540719705001177, 540719705001179, 540719705001185, 540719705001220, 540719705001225, 540719705001241, 540719705001242, 540719705001243, 540719705001244, 540719705001245, 540719705001246, 540719705001249, 540719705001313, 540719705001315, 540719705001317, 540719705001318, 540719705001319, 540719705001324, 540719705001325, 540719705001326, 540719705001327, 540719705001328, 540719705001329, 540719705001330, 540719705001331, 540719705001332 and 540719705001333 of voting district 8.
     (54) The Fifty-fourth Delegate District is entitled to one delegate and consists of:
     (A) Hardy County; and
     (B) The following areas of Pendleton County:
     (i) Voting districts 1, 11, 12, 2, 5, 6 and 7;
     (ii) Blocks 540719705001015, 540719705001022, 540719705001023, 540719705001076, 540719705001175, 540719705001176, 540719705001178, 540719705001180, 540719705001181, 540719705001182, 540719705001183, 540719705001184, 540719705001186, 540719705001187, 540719705001188, 540719705001189, 540719705001190, 540719705001191, 540719705001192, 540719705001193, 540719705001194, 540719705001195, 540719705001196, 540719705001197, 540719705001198, 540719705001199, 540719705001200, 540719705001203, 540719705001205, 540719705001209, 540719705001210, 540719705001211, 540719705001212, 540719705001213, 540719705001221, 540719705001228, 540719705001229, 540719705001230, 540719705001231, 540719705001234, 540719705001235, 540719705001236, 540719705001239, 540719705001240, 540719705001295 and 540719705001314 of voting district 8; and
     (iii) Voting district 9.
     (55) The Fifty-fifth Delegate District is entitled to one delegate and consists of:
     The following areas of Mineral County:
     (i) Voting districts 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26;
     (ii) Blocks 540570105004000, 540570105004001, 540570105004004, 540570105004006, 540570105004007, 540570105004009, 540570105004011, 540570105004012, 540570105004013 and 540570105004014 of voting district 27;
     (iii) Voting district 31;
     (iv) Blocks 540570104003010, 540570104003011, 540570104003012, 540570104003013, 540570104003014, 540570104003015, 540570104003016, 540570104003017, 540570104003144 and 540570104003145 of voting district 34;
     (v) Blocks 540570104003026, 540570104003027, 540570104003032 and 540570104003033 of voting district 35; and
     (vi) Voting districts 4 and 5.
     The question being on the adoption of Senator Sypolt's amendment to the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 106), the same was put and did not prevail.
     On motion of Senator Barnes, the following amendment to the bill was next reported by the Clerk:
     In section two, subsection (b), by striking out all of subdivisions (56), (57), (58), (59), (60), (61), (62) and (63) and inserting in lieu thereof eight new subdivisions, designated subdivisions (56), (57), (58), (59), (60), (61), (62) and (63), to read as follows:
     (56) The Fifty-sixth Delegate District is entitled to one delegate and consists of:
     (A) The following areas of Hampshire County:
     (i) Voting district 10;
     (ii) Blocks 540279682001088, 540279682001116, 540279682001117, 540279682001119, 540279682001120, 540279682001121, 540279682002000, 540279682002001, 540279682002002, 540279682002003, 540279682002004, 540279682002006, 540279682002007, 540279682002008, 540279682002009, 540279682002010, 540279682002011, 540279682002012, 540279682002013, 540279682002014, 540279682002015, 540279682002016, 540279682002017, 540279682002018, 540279682002019, 540279682002020, 540279682002021, 540279682002023, 540279682002024, 540279682002025, 540279682002026, 540279682002027, 540279682002028, 540279682002029, 540279682002030, 540279682002031, 540279682002032, 540279682002033, 540279682002043, 540279682002044, 540279682002046, 540279682002060, 540279682002063, 540279682004117, 540279682004118, 540279682004119, 540279682004120 and 540279682004121 of voting district 11;
     (iii) Voting districts 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 28;
     (iv) Block 540279682003100 of voting district 7:;
     (v) Blocks 540279682001084, 540279682001085, 540279682001086, 540279682001087, 540279682001089, 540279682002005, 540279682003043, 540279682003044, 540279682003046, 540279682003069, 540279682003070, 540279682003071, 540279682003073, 540279682003074, 540279682003075, 540279682003076, 540279682003078, 540279682003079, 540279682003080, 540279682003081, 540279682003082, 540279682003084, 540279682003085, 540279682003086, 540279682003093, 540279682003094, 540279682003095, 540279682003096, 540279682003097, 540279682003099, 540279682003101, 540279682003113, 540279682003114, 540279682003118, 540279683003032, 540279683003033, 540279683003034, 540279683003035, 540279683003036, 540279683003037, 540279683003038, 540279683003039, 540279683003040, 540279683003041, 540279683003042, 540279683003043, 540279683003044, 540279683003045, 540279683003046, 540279683003047, 540279683003048, 540279683003049, 540279683003050, 540279683003051, 540279683003052, 540279683003053, 540279683003054, 540279683003055, 540279683003061, 540279683003063, 540279683003067, 540279683003094, 540279683003095, 540279683003096, 540279683003162, 540279683003163, 540279683003164, 540279683003165, 540279683003166, 540279683003167, 540279683003168, 540279683003169, 540279683003170, 540279683003171, 540279683003172, 540279683003173, 540279683003174, 540279683003175, 540279683003176 and 540279683003193 of voting district 8;
     (vi) Voting district 9; and
     (B) The following areas of Mineral County:
     Voting districts 32, 7 and 9.
     (57) The Fifty-seventh Delegate District is entitled to one delegate and consists of:
     (A) The following areas of Hampshire County:
     (i) Blocks 540279682001118, 540279682001129, 540279682001130, 540279682002022, 540279682002034, 540279682002035, 540279682002036, 540279682002037, 540279682002038, 540279682002039, 540279682002040, 540279682002041, 540279682002042, 540279682002045, 540279682002047, 540279682002048, 540279682002049, 540279682002050, 540279682002051, 540279682002052, 540279682002053, 540279682002054, 540279682002055, 540279682002056, 540279682002057, 540279682002058, 540279682002068, 540279682002069, 540279682002070, 540279682002071, 540279682002072, 540279682002073, 540279682002074, 540279682002075, 540279682002076, 540279682002077, 540279682002078, 540279682002079, 540279682002080, 540279682002081, 540279682002083, 540279682002084, 540279682002085, 540279682002086, 540279682002087, 540279682002088, 540279682002089, 540279682002090, 540279682002091, 540279682002092, 540279682002093, 540279682002094, 540279682002095, 540279682002096, 540279682002097, 540279682002098, 540279682002099, 540279682002100, 540279682002101, 540279682002102, 540279682002103, 540279682002104, 540279682002105, 540279682002106, 540279682002107, 540279682002108, 540279682002109, 540279682002110, 540279682002111, 540279682002112, 540279682002113, 540279682002114, 540279682002115, 540279682002116, 540279682002117, 540279682002119, 540279682002120, 540279682004101, 540279682004102, 540279682004103, 540279682004104, 540279682004105, 540279682004106 and 540279682004107 of voting district 11;
     (ii) Voting districts 2, 21, 4 and 6;
     (iii) Blocks 540279682001000, 540279682001001, 540279682001002, 540279682001003, 540279682001004, 540279682001005, 540279682001006, 540279682001007, 540279682001008, 540279682001009, 540279682001010, 540279682001011, 540279682001012, 540279682001013, 540279682001014, 540279682001015, 540279682001016, 540279682001017, 540279682001018, 540279682001019, 540279682001020, 540279682001021, 540279682001022, 540279682001023, 540279682001024, 540279682001025, 540279682001026, 540279682001027, 540279682001028, 540279682001029, 540279682001030, 540279682001031, 540279682001032, 540279682001033, 540279682001034, 540279682001035, 540279682001036, 540279682001037, 540279682001038, 540279682001039, 540279682001040, 540279682001041, 540279682001042, 540279682001043, 540279682001044, 540279682001045, 540279682001046, 540279682001047, 540279682001048, 540279682001049, 540279682001050, 540279682001051, 540279682001052, 540279682001053, 540279682001054, 540279682001055, 540279682001056, 540279682001057, 540279682001058, 540279682001059, 540279682001060, 540279682001061, 540279682001062, 540279682001063, 540279682001064, 540279682001065, 540279682001066, 540279682001067, 540279682001068, 540279682001069, 540279682001070, 540279682001071, 540279682001072, 540279682001073, 540279682001074, 540279682001075, 540279682001076, 540279682001077, 540279682001078, 540279682001079, 540279682001080, 540279682001081, 540279682001082, 540279682001083, 540279682001090, 540279682001091, 540279682001092, 540279682001093, 540279682001094, 540279682001095, 540279682001096, 540279682001097, 540279682001098, 540279682001099, 540279682001100, 540279682001101, 540279682001102, 540279682001103, 540279682001104, 540279682001105, 540279682001106, 540279682001107, 540279682001108, 540279682001109, 540279682001110, 540279682001111, 540279682001112, 540279682001113, 540279682001114, 540279682001115, 540279682001122, 540279682001123, 540279682001124, 540279682001125, 540279682001126, 540279682001127, 540279682001128, 540279682001131, 540279682003102, 540279682003103, 540279682003104, 540279682003105, 540279682003107, 540279682003108, 540279682003109, 540279682003115, 540279682003116, 540279682003117, 540279682004000, 540279682004001, 540279682004002, 540279682004004, 540279682004005, 540279682004006, 540279682004007, 540279682004008, 540279682004009, 540279682004010, 540279682004011, 540279682004012, 540279682004013, 540279682004014, 540279682004015, 540279682004016, 540279682004017, 540279682004043, 540279682004111, 540279682004115, 540279682004116 and 540279682004122 of voting district 7; and
     (vi) Blocks 540279682003083, 540279682003098, 540279682003106 and 540279682003110 of voting district 8; and
     (B) The following areas of Morgan County:
     (i) Blocks 540659707001052, 540659707003000, 540659707003001, 540659707003002, 540659707003003, 540659707003004, 540659707003005, 540659707003006, 540659707003007, 540659707003008, 540659707003009, 540659707003010, 540659707003011, 540659707003013, 540659707003014, 540659707003015, 540659707003017, 540659707003018, 540659707003019, 540659707003024, 540659707003028, 540659707003029, 540659707003030, 540659707003031, 540659707003032, 540659707003033, 540659707003034, 540659707003035, 540659707003036, 540659707003037, 540659707003038, 540659707003039, 540659707003040, 540659707003041, 540659707003042, 540659707003043, 540659707003044, 540659707003045, 540659707003046, 540659707003047, 540659707003048, 540659707003049, 540659707003050, 540659707003051, 540659707003052, 540659707003053, 540659707003054, 540659707003055, 540659707003056, 540659707003057, 540659707003058, 540659707003059, 540659707003060, 540659707003061, 540659707003062, 540659707003063, 540659707003064, 540659707003065, 540659707003069, 540659707003070, 540659707003071, 540659707003072, 540659707003073, 540659707003094, 540659707003095 and 540659707003096 of voting district 1;
     (ii) Voting districts 13, 18, 2 and 23;
     (iii) Blocks 540659708002000, 540659708002001, 540659708002002, 540659708002003, 540659708002004, 540659708002005, 540659708002006, 540659708002007, 540659708002009, 540659708002010, 540659708002011, 540659708002012, 540659708002013, 540659708002015, 540659708002016, 540659708002019, 540659708002021, 540659708002022, 540659708002023, 540659708002024, 540659708002026, 540659708002029, 540659708002030, 540659708002033, 540659708002034, 540659708002035, 540659708002036, 540659708002037, 540659708002038, 540659708002039, 540659708002054, 540659708002055, 540659708002056, 540659708002057, 540659708002072, 540659708002073, 540659708002074, 540659708002075, 540659708002076, 540659708002077, 540659708002080, 540659708002085, 540659710002005, 540659710002014, 540659710002015, 540659710002016, 540659710002017, 540659710002018, 540659710002019, 540659710002021, 540659710002022, 540659710002023, 540659710002024, 540659710002029, 540659710002044, 540659710002075 and 540659710002176 of voting district 6; and
     (iv) Voting districts 7 and 8.
     (58) The Fifty-eighth Delegate District is entitled to one delegate and consists of:
     (A) The following areas of Berkeley County:
     (i) Blocks 540039712015004 and 540039718001042 of voting district 38;
     (ii) Blocks 540039712014000, 540039712014001, 540039712014005, 540039712014006, 540039712014010, 540039712014013, 540039712014015, 540039712014016, 540039712014021, 540039712014022, 540039712014053 and 540039712022041 of voting district 40; and
     (iii) Voting districts 41, 42, 44, 45, 47 and 48; and
     (B) The following areas of Morgan County:
     (i) Blocks 540659707003066, 540659707003067, 540659707003068, 540659707003074, 540659707003075, 540659707003081, 540659707003082, 540659707003083, 540659707003084, 540659707003085, 540659707003086, 540659707003087, 540659707003088, 540659707003089, 540659707003097, 540659710001004, 540659710001006, 540659710001007 and 540659710001011 of voting district 1;
     (ii) Voting districts 21, 24, 25, 4 and 5; and
     (iii) Blocks 540659708002040, 540659708002041, 540659708002042, 540659708002043, 540659708002044, 540659708002045, 540659708002046, 540659708002047, 540659708002048, 540659708002049, 540659708002050, 540659708002051, 540659708002052, 540659708002053, 540659708002063, 540659708002064, 540659708002065, 540659708002066, 540659708002067, 540659708002068, 540659708002069, 540659708002070, 540659708002071, 540659708002079, 540659708002081, 540659708002082, 540659708002083, 540659708002084, 540659710002000, 540659710002001, 540659710002002, 540659710002003, 540659710002004, 540659710002006, 540659710002007, 540659710002008, 540659710002009, 540659710002010, 540659710002011, 540659710002013 and 540659710002174 of voting district 6.
     (59) The Fifty-ninth Delegate District is entitled to one delegate and consists of:
     The following areas of Berkeley County:
     (i) Voting districts 32 and 33;
     (ii) Blocks 540039719003007, 540039719003008, 540039719003009, 540039719003010, 540039719003011, 540039719003012, 540039719003013, 540039719003014, 540039719003015, 540039719003016, 540039719003017, 540039719003018, 540039719003020, 540039719003022, 540039719003023, 540039719003024, 540039719003025, 540039719003026, 540039719003027, 540039719004000, 540039719004001, 540039719004002, 540039719004003, 540039719004004, 540039719004005, 540039719004008, 540039719004009, 540039719004022, 540039721024000 and 540039721024002 of voting district 34;
     (iii) Voting district 36;
     (iv) Blocks 540039721022010, 540039721022011, 540039721022012, 540039721022013, 540039721022014, 540039721022015, 540039721022016, 540039721022017, 540039721022018, 540039721022019, 540039721022020, 540039721022021, 540039721022022, 540039721022023, 540039721022024, 540039721022025, 540039721022033, 540039721022034, 540039721022035, 540039721022036, 540039721026004, 540039721026005, 540039721026006, 540039721026007, 540039721026008, 540039721026010, 540039721026011, 540039721026012, 540039721026013, 540039721026014, 540039721026015, 540039721026017, 540039721026018, 540039721026019, 540039721026020, 540039721026021, 540039721026022, 540039721026023, 540039721026024, 540039721026025, 540039721026026, 540039721026027, 540039721026028, 540039721026029, 540039721026030, 540039721026031, 540039721026032, 540039721026033, 540039721026041 and 540039721026056 of voting district 37; and
     (v) Voting districts 43, 46 and 51.
     (60) The Sixtieth Delegate District is entitled to one delegate and consists of:
     The following areas of Berkeley County:
     (i) Blocks 540039717002002, 540039717002003, 540039717002004, 540039717002005, 540039717002009, 540039717002014, 540039717004001, 540039717004002, 540039717004003, 540039717004005, 540039717004007, 540039717004008, 540039717004009, 540039717004010, 540039717004011, 540039717004012, 540039717004013, 540039717004023, 540039717004024, 540039717004025, 540039717004026, 540039717004027, 540039717004032, 540039717004036, 540039717004037, 540039717004038, 540039717004039, 540039717004040, 540039717004041, 540039717004042, 540039717004043, 540039717004044, 540039717004045, 540039717005004, 540039717005005, 540039717005006, 540039717005007, 540039717005008, 540039717005009, 540039717005010, 540039717005011, 540039717005012, 540039717005013, 540039717005014, 540039717005015, 540039717005016, 540039717005025, 540039717006004, 540039717006005, 540039717006006, 540039717006007, 540039717006008, 540039717006009, 540039717006010, 540039717006011, 540039717006012, 540039717006013, 540039717006014, 540039717006015, 540039717006016, 540039717006017, 540039717006018, 540039717006019, 540039717006020, 540039717006021, 540039717006022, 540039717006023, 540039717006024, 540039717006034, 540039717007004, 540039717007005, 540039717007006, 540039717007009, 540039717007010, 540039717007011, 540039717007012, 540039717007013, 540039717007015, 540039717007016, 540039717007017, 540039717007020, 540039717007021, 540039717007022, 540039717007023, 540039717007028, 540039717007029, 540039717007032 and 540039719002022 of voting district 1;
     (ii) Blocks 540039713003015, 540039713003016, 540039713003018, 540039713003020, 540039713003021, 540039713003023, 540039713003024, 540039713003025, 540039713003026, 540039713003031, 540039713003053, 540039716001031, 540039716001032, 540039716002003, 540039716002004, 540039716002005, 540039716002006, 540039716002007, 540039716002008, 540039716002009, 540039716002010, 540039716002011, 540039716002012, 540039716002015, 540039716002016, 540039716002017, 540039716002018, 540039716002033, 540039716002034, 540039716002035, 540039716002036, 540039716002037, 540039716003000, 540039716003001 and 540039716003002 of voting district 10;
     (iii) Voting districts 11 and 14;
     (iv) Blocks 540039713003032, 540039713003033, 540039713003035, 540039713003036, 540039713003037, 540039713003048, 540039713003049, 540039713004052, 540039713004053, 540039713004057, 540039713004058, 540039713004059, 540039713004060, 540039716001002, 540039716001003, 540039716001010 and 540039716001016 of voting district 15;
     (v) Blocks 540039714002022, 540039714002023, 540039714005015, 540039714005016, 540039714005017, 540039714005018, 540039714005019, 540039714005020, 540039714005021, 540039714005023, 540039714005024, 540039714005025, 540039714005026, 540039714005027, 540039714005029, 540039714005030, 540039715001000, 540039715001001, 540039715001002, 540039715001003, 540039715001004, 540039715001009, 540039715001010, 540039715001011 and 540039715001012 of voting district 15A;
     (vi) Blocks 540039714002014, 540039714002015, 540039714002026, 540039714002027 and 540039714005006 of voting district 16;
     (vii) Blocks 540039714005028, 540039715001006, 540039715001007, 540039715001008, 540039715001015, 540039715001016, 540039715001017, 540039715001018, 540039715001019, 540039715001020, 540039715001021, 540039715001022, 540039715001023, 540039715001024, 540039715001025, 540039715001026, 540039715001027, 540039715001028, 540039715001029, 540039715001030, 540039715001031, 540039715001032, 540039715001033, 540039715001034, 540039715001035, 540039715001036, 540039715001037, 540039715001038, 540039715001039, 540039715001040, 540039715001041, 540039715001042, 540039715001043, 540039715001044, 540039715001045, 540039715001046, 540039715001047, 540039715001048, 540039715001049, 540039715001050, 540039715001051, 540039715001052, 540039715001053, 540039715001054, 540039715001055, 540039715001056, 540039715001057, 540039715001058, 540039715001059, 540039715001060, 540039715002000, 540039715002001, 540039715002002, 540039715002003, 540039715002004, 540039715002005, 540039715002006, 540039715002007, 540039715002008, 540039715002009, 540039715002010, 540039715002012, 540039715002013, 540039715002014, 540039715002016 and 540039715002017 of voting district 17;
     (viii) Voting district 2;
     (ix) Blocks 540039712015016, 540039712015017, 540039712015018, 540039712015023, 540039712015024, 540039712015025, 540039716003009, 540039716003010, 540039717004000, 540039719002000, 540039719002001, 540039719002002, 540039719002003, 540039719002004, 540039719002005, 540039719002006, 540039719002007, 540039719002008, 540039719002009, 540039719002010, 540039719002011, 540039719002012, 540039719002014, 540039719002015, 540039719002016, 540039719002017, 540039719002018, 540039719002019, 540039719002020, 540039719002021, 540039719002023, 540039719002024, 540039719002025, 540039719002026, 540039719002027, 540039719002028, 540039719002029, 540039719002030, 540039719002031, 540039719002032, 540039719002033, 540039719002034, 540039719002035, 540039719002036, 540039719002037, 540039719002038, 540039719002039, 540039719002040, 540039719002041, 540039719002042, 540039719002043, 540039719002044, 540039719002047, 540039719002048, 540039719002049, 540039719002050, 540039719002051 and 540039719002052 of voting district 22;
     (x) Blocks 540039715004038, 540039719005016, 540039720001005, 540039720001006, 540039720001009, 540039720001013, 540039720001020, 540039720001021, 540039720001022, 540039720001024 and 540039720001049 of voting district 24;
     (xi) Blocks 540039714003018, 540039714003019, 540039715003031 and 540039720001001 of voting district 28;
     (xii) Block 540039713003027 of voting district 38;
     (xiii) Blocks 540039715003027, 540039715003028, 540039715003029, 540039715003030, 540039715004000, 540039715004001, 540039715004002, 540039715004003, 540039715004004, 540039715004005, 540039715004006, 540039715004007, 540039715004008, 540039715004009, 540039715004010, 540039715004011, 540039715004012, 540039715004013, 540039715004014, 540039715004015, 540039715004016, 540039715004017, 540039715004018, 540039715004019, 540039715004020, 540039715004027, 540039715004028, 540039715004029, 540039715004030, 540039715004031, 540039715004036, 540039715004039, 540039717001015, 540039717001016, 540039717001018, 540039717001019, 540039717001020, 540039717001021, 540039717005017, 540039717005018, 540039717005019, 540039717005020, 540039717005021, 540039717005022, 540039717005023, 540039717005024, 540039717006000, 540039717006001, 540039717006002, 540039717006003, 540039717006027, 540039717006028, 540039717006029, 540039717006030, 540039717006031, 540039717006032, 540039717006033, 540039717007000, 540039720001003, 540039720001004, 540039720001007, 540039720001008, 540039720001019, 540039720001023, 540039720001025, 540039720001026, 540039720001034, 540039720001035, 540039720001036, 540039720001046 and 540039720001047 of voting district 5; and
     (xiv) Voting districts 6, 7, 8 and 9.
     (61) The Sixty-first Delegate District is entitled to one delegate and consists of:
     The following areas of Berkeley County:
     (i) Blocks 540039713003017, 540039713003022 and 540039713003028 of voting district 10;
     (ii) Blocks 540039713003013 and 540039716001015 of voting district 15;
     (iii) Voting districts 19, 20 and 21;
     (iv) Blocks 540039712013016, 540039712015000, 540039712015001, 540039712015002, 540039712015003, 540039712015008, 540039712015009, 540039712015010, 540039712015011, 540039712015012, 540039712015013, 540039712015014, 540039712015015, 540039712015019, 540039712015020, 540039712015021, 540039712015022, 540039712015028, 540039713003001, 540039713003002, 540039713003003, 540039713003004, 540039713003005, 540039713003006, 540039713003010, 540039713003011, 540039713003012, 540039713003014, 540039713003019, 540039713003029, 540039713003030, 540039713003050, 540039713003051, 540039713003052, 540039713003057, 540039716002000, 540039716002001, 540039716002002, 540039718001057, 540039718001066, 540039718001068 and 540039719002013 of voting district 38;
     (v) Voting district 39; and
     (vi) Blocks 540039711022012, 540039711022013, 540039711022014, 540039711022015, 540039711022016, 540039711022017, 540039711022018, 540039711022019, 540039711022020, 540039711022021, 540039711022022, 540039711022023, 540039711022024, 540039711022025, 540039711022026, 540039711022027, 540039711022028, 540039711022029, 540039711022030, 540039711022031, 540039711022032, 540039711022033, 540039711022034, 540039711022035, 540039711022036, 540039711022038, 540039711022039, 540039711022040, 540039711022041, 540039711022042, 540039711022043, 540039711022044, 540039711022045, 540039711022046, 540039711022047, 540039711022048, 540039711022049, 540039711022050, 540039711022051, 540039711022052, 540039711022056, 540039711022061, 540039711022062, 540039711022063, 540039711022064, 540039711022065, 540039711022066, 540039711022067, 540039711022068, 540039711022069, 540039711022070, 540039711022071, 540039711022072, 540039711022073, 540039711022074, 540039711022075, 540039711022076, 540039711022077, 540039712011000, 540039712011001, 540039712011002, 540039712011003, 540039712011004, 540039712011005, 540039712011006, 540039712011007, 540039712011008, 540039712011009, 540039712011010, 540039712011011, 540039712011012, 540039712011013, 540039712011014, 540039712011015, 540039712011016, 540039712011017, 540039712011018, 540039712011019, 540039712011020, 540039712011021, 540039712011022, 540039712011023, 540039712011024, 540039712011025, 540039712011026, 540039712011027, 540039712011028, 540039712011029, 540039712011030, 540039712011031, 540039712011032, 540039712011033, 540039712011034, 540039712011035, 540039712011036, 540039712011037, 540039712011038, 540039712011039, 540039712011040, 540039712011041, 540039712011042, 540039712011043, 540039712011044, 540039712011045, 540039712011046, 540039712011047, 540039712011048, 540039712011049, 540039712011050, 540039712011051, 540039712011052, 540039712011053, 540039712011054, 540039712011055, 540039712011056, 540039712011057, 540039712011058, 540039712011059, 540039712011060, 540039712011061, 540039712011062, 540039712011063, 540039712011064, 540039712011065, 540039712011066, 540039712011067, 540039712011068, 540039712011069, 540039712012000, 540039712012001, 540039712012002, 540039712012007, 540039712012019, 540039712012020, 540039712012023, 540039712012024, 540039712012026, 540039712012027, 540039712012028, 40039712012029, 540039712012032, 540039712012033, 540039712012034, 540039712012035, 540039712012036, 540039712012038, 540039712012039, 540039712012040, 540039712012041, 540039712014002, 540039712014003, 540039712014004, 540039712014007, 540039712014009, 540039712014011, 540039712014014, 540039712014017 and 540039712014064 of voting district 40.
     (62) The Sixty-second Delegate District is entitled to one delegate and consists of:
     The following areas of Berkeley County:
     (i) Blocks 540039713003043, 540039713004049, 540039716001000 and 540039716001001 of voting district 15;
     (ii) Blocks 540039714002020, 540039714002024, 540039714002025, 540039714005009, 540039714005010, 540039714005022, 540039715001005, 540039715001013 and 540039715001014 of voting district 15A;
     (iii) Blocks 540039713003044, 540039713003045, 540039713003046, 540039713003047, 540039713003054, 540039714002000, 540039714002001, 540039714002002, 540039714002003, 540039714002004, 540039714002005, 540039714002006, 540039714002007, 540039714002008, 540039714002009, 540039714002010, 540039714002011, 540039714002012, 540039714002013, 540039714002016, 540039714002017, 540039714002018, 540039714002019, 540039714002021, 540039714002028, 540039714002029, 540039714005000, 540039714005001, 540039714005002, 540039714005003, 540039714005004, 540039714005005, 540039714005007, 540039714005008, 540039714005011, 540039714005012, 540039714005013, 540039714005014 and 540039714005031 of voting district 16;
     (iv) Blocks 540039715002018, 540039715002021, 540039715002023, 540039715002024 and 540039715002039 of voting district 17;
     (v) Voting districts 18 and 23;
     (vi) Blocks 540039720003000, 540039720003001, 540039720003003, 540039720003004, 540039720003006, 540039720003007, 540039720003008, 540039720003009, 540039720006000 and 540039720006002 of voting district 24;
     (vii) Voting districts 26 and 27;
     (viii) Blocks 540039713001011, 540039713001012, 540039713001014, 540039713001015, 540039713001016, 540039713001017, 540039713001018, 540039713001019, 540039713001020, 540039713001021, 540039713001022, 540039713001023, 540039713001024, 540039713001025, 540039713001026, 540039713001027, 540039713001028, 540039713001029, 540039713001030, 540039713001031, 540039713001032, 540039713001033, 540039713001034, 540039713001038, 540039713001039, 540039713001040, 540039713001041, 540039713001042, 540039713001043, 540039713001044, 540039714003000, 540039714003001, 540039714003002, 540039714003003, 540039714003004, 540039714003005, 540039714003006, 540039714003007, 540039714003008, 540039714003009, 540039714003010, 540039714003011, 540039714003012, 540039714003013, 540039714003014, 540039714003015, 540039714003016, 540039714003017, 540039714003020, 540039714003021, 540039714003022, 540039714003023, 540039714003024, 540039714003025, 540039714003026, 540039714003027, 540039714003028, 540039714003029, 540039714003030, 540039714003031, 540039714003032, 540039714003033, 540039714003034, 540039714003035, 540039714003036, 540039714003037, 540039714003038, 540039714003039, 540039715002019, 540039715002020, 540039715002022, 540039715002025, 540039715002026, 540039715002034, 540039715002040, 540039715003032 and 540039720001000 of voting district 28; and
     (ix) Voting district 49.
     (63) The Sixty-third Delegate District is entitled to one delegate and consists of:
     The following areas of Berkeley County:
     (i) Blocks 540039717006025, 540039717006026, 540039717007007 and 540039717007018 of voting district 1;
     (ii) Blocks 540039717004004, 540039717004006, 540039719002045, 540039719003000, 540039719003001, 540039719003002, 540039719005019, 540039719005021, 540039719005022, 540039719005023, 540039719005024, 540039719005025, 540039719005026, 540039719005027, 540039719005028, 540039719005031, 540039719005032, 540039719005033, 540039719005034 and 540039719005036 of voting district 22;
     (iii) Blocks 540039715004021, 540039715004022, 540039715004023, 540039715004024, 540039715004025, 540039715004026, 540039715004032, 540039715004037, 540039717007002, 540039717007003, 540039717007008, 540039717007014, 540039717007019, 540039717007024, 540039717007025, 540039717007026, 540039717007027, 540039717007030, 540039717007031, 540039717007033, 540039719005000, 540039719005001, 540039719005002, 540039719005003, 540039719005004, 540039719005005, 540039719005006, 540039719005007, 540039719005008, 540039719005009, 540039719005010, 540039719005011, 540039719005012, 540039719005013, 540039719005014, 540039719005015, 540039719005017, 540039719005018, 540039719005020, 540039719005029, 540039719005030, 540039719005066, 540039719005067, 540039720001010, 540039720001011, 540039720001012, 540039720001014, 540039720001016, 540039720001017, 540039720001027, 540039720001028, 540039720001029, 540039720001030, 540039720001031, 540039720001032, 540039720001033, 540039720001038, 540039720001039, 540039720001040, 540039720001041, 540039720001042, 540039720001043, 540039720001044, 540039720001045, 540039720001048, 540039720003002, 540039720003005, 540039720003010, 540039720003011, 540039720003012, 540039720003013, 540039720003014, 540039720003015, 540039720003016, 540039720003017, 540039720003018, 540039720003019, 540039720003020, 540039720003021, 540039720003022, 540039720003023, 540039720003024, 540039720003025, 540039720003026, 540039720003027, 540039720003028, 540039720003029, 540039720003030, 540039720003031, 540039720003032, 540039720003033, 540039720003034, 540039720003041, 540039720003042, 540039720003048, 540039720006001, 540039720006003, 540039720006004, 540039720006005, 540039720006006, 540039720006007, 540039720006008, 540039720006009, 540039720006010, 540039720006011, 540039720006012, 540039720006013, 540039720006014, 540039720006015, 540039720006016, 540039720006017, 540039720006018, 540039720006019, 540039720006020, 540039720006021, 540039720006022, 540039720006023, 540039720006024, 540039720006025, 540039720006026, 540039720006027, 540039720006028, 540039720006029, 540039720006030, 540039720006031, 540039720006032, 540039720006033 and 540039720006034 of voting district 24;
     (iv) Voting districts 25, 25A, 29 and 31;
     (v) Blocks 540039719001006, 540039719001010, 540039719001011, 540039719001012, 540039719001013, 540039719001014, 540039719001015, 540039719001016, 540039719001017, 540039719001018, 540039719001019 and 540039719001020 of voting district 34;
     (vi) Voting district 35;
     (vii) Blocks 540039719004007, 540039719004010, 540039721025000, 540039721025001, 540039721025002, 540039721025003, 540039721025004, 540039721025005, 540039721025006, 540039721025007, 540039721025008, 540039721025009, 540039721025010, 540039721025011, 540039721025012, 540039721025013, 540039721025014, 540039721025015, 540039721025016, 540039721025017, 540039721025018, 540039721026000, 540039721026001, 540039721026002, 540039721026003, 540039721026034, 540039721026035, 540039721026036, 540039721026039 and 540039721026040 of voting district 37;
     (viii) Blocks 540039715004033, 540039715004034, 540039715004035, 540039717007001, 540039720001015, 540039720001018 and 540039720001037 of voting district 5; and
     (ix) Voting district 50.
     Following discussion,
     The question being on the adoption of the amendment offered by Senator Barnes to the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 106), the same was put and did not prevail.
     Thereafter, at the request of Senator Sypolt, and by unanimous consent, the remarks by Senator Barnes regarding the adoption of the amendment offered by Senator Barnes to Engrossed House Bill No. 106 were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
     The bill was ordered to third reading.
     Engrossed House Bill No. 106 was then read a third time and put upon its passage.
     On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Beach, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, Fanning, Foster, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Palumbo, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Tucker, Unger, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--22.
     The nays were: Barnes, Boley, Browning, Green, Hall, Nohe and Sypolt--7.
     Absent: K. Facemyer, Minard, Plymale, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--5.
     So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the Acting President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 106) passed with its title.
     Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.
     On this question, the yeas were: Beach, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, Fanning, Foster, Green, Hall, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Palumbo, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Tucker, Unger, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--25.
     The nays were: Barnes, Helmick, Nohe and Sypolt--4.
     Absent: K. Facemyer, Minard, Plymale, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--5.
     So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the Acting President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 106) 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 a majority party caucus,
     On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate recessed until 9 p.m. tonight.
     Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened and resumed business under the third order.
     A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage of
     Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 1002, Dedicating portion of coal severance tax to county of origin.
     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. 1003, Clarifying requirement for deposit and transfer of higher education proceeds from real property.
     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. 1004, Making supplementary appropriation of unappropriated moneys to various accounts.
     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. 1005, Supplementing, amending and increasing appropriations to Department of Transportation.
     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. 1006, Reapportioning senatorial districts.
     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. 1007, Making supplementary appropriation of unappropriated moneys to Secretary of State.
     A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the amendment by that body, passage as amended, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the House of Delegates amendment, as to
     Eng. Senate Bill No. 1008, Reapportioning congressional districts.
     On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.
     The following House of Delegates amendment to the bill was reported by the Clerk:
     On pages one and two, by striking out all of section two-b and inserting in lieu thereof a new section, designated section two-b, to read as follows:
§1-2-2b. Precinct boundary changes.
     If an election precinct of this state includes territory contained in more than one senatorial or delegate district, as such senatorial districts are established by section one of this article and as such delegate districts are established by section two of this article, the county commission of the county in which the precinct is located shall, prior to January 21, 2012, alter the boundary lines of its election precincts so that no precinct contains territory included in more than one senatorial or delegate district.
     On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate concurred in the House of Delegates amendment to the bill.
     Engrossed Senate Bill No. 1008, as amended by the House of Delegates, was then put upon its passage.
     On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, Fanning, Foster, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--27.
     The nays were: Unger--1.
     Absent: K. Facemyer, Green, Minard, Plymale, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--6.
     So, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the Acting President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 1008) passed with its title.
     Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.
     On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, Fanning, Foster, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--27.
     The nays were: Unger--1.
     Absent: K. Facemyer, Green, Minard, Plymale, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--6.
     So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the Acting President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 1008) takes effect from passage.
     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 amendment by that body, passage as amended with its House of Delegates amended title, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the House of Delegates amendments, as to
     Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 1001, Reducing consumers sales and service tax on food and food ingredients.
     On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.
     The following House of Delegates amendments to the bill were reported by the Clerk:
     By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
CHAPTER 11. TAXATION.

ARTICLE 15. CONSUMERS SALES AND SERVICE TAX.
§11-15-3a. Rate of tax on food and food ingredients intended for human consumption; reductions and cessations of tax.
     (a) Rate of tax on food and food ingredients. -- Notwithstanding any provision of this article or article fifteen-a of this chapter to the contrary, the:
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Rate reduction. - The rate of tax on sales, purchases and uses of food and food ingredients intended for human consumption after June 30, 2008, shall be three percent of its sales price, as defined in section two, article fifteen-b of this chapter: Provided, That the.
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(2) Additional rate reduction. - The rate of tax on sales, purchases and uses of food and food ingredients as defined in said that section that is intended for human consumption after December 31, 2011, shall be two percent of its sales price, as defined in said that section. After June 30, 2012, the rate of tax on sales, purchases and uses of food and food ingredients as defined in that section that is intended for human consumption shall be one percent of its sales price, as defined in that section.
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(3) Contingent termination of tax on food. - The tax on sales, purchases and uses of food and food ingredients as defined in section two, article fifteen-b of this chapter that is intended for human consumption shall cease after June 30, 2013, and no such tax shall be imposed on sales, purchases and uses of food and food ingredients so defined: Provided, That the cessation of tax after June 30, 2013, authorized by this subsection shall be suspended if the balance of funds as of December 31, 2012, in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund established in section twenty, article two, chapter eleven-b of this code does not equal or exceed twelve and one-half percent of the General Revenue Fund budgeted for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2012. Such suspension shall terminate, and the cessation of tax shall proceed, beginning on July 1 of any calendar year beginning after December 31, 2013, in which the balance of funds as of December 31 of the preceding fiscal year in said Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund equals or exceeds twelve and one-half percent of the General Revenue Fund budgeted for the immediately succeeding fiscal year.
     (b) Calculation of tax on fractional parts of a dollar. - The tax computation under this section shall be carried to the third decimal place and the tax rounded up to the next whole cent whenever the third decimal place is greater than four and rounded down to the lower whole cent whenever the third decimal place is four or less. The seller may elect to compute the tax due on a transaction on a per item basis or on an invoice basis provided the method used is consistently used during the reporting period.
     (c) Federal Food Stamp and Women, Infants and Children programs, other exemptions. - Nothing in this section shall affect affects application of the exemption from tax provided in section nine of this article for food purchased by an eligible person using food stamps, electronic benefits transfer cards or vouchers issued by or pursuant to authorization of the United States Department of Agriculture to individuals participating in the Federal Food Stamp Program, by whatever name called, or the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, or application of any other exemption from tax set forth in this article or article fifteen-a of this chapter.
CHAPTER 11B. DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE.

ARTICLE 2. STATE BUDGET OFFICE.
§11B-2-20. Reduction of appropriations; powers of Governor; Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund and permissible expenditures therefrom.
     (a) Notwithstanding any provision of this section, the Governor may reduce appropriations according to any of the methods set forth in sections twenty-one and twenty-two of this article. The Governor may, in lieu of imposing a reduction in appropriations, request an appropriation by the Legislature from the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund established in this section.
     (b) A Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund is hereby continued within the State Treasury. The Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund shall be funded continuously and on a revolving basis in accordance with this subsection up to an aggregate amount not to exceed thirteen percent of the total appropriations from the State Fund, General Revenue, for the fiscal year just ended. The Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund shall be funded as set forth in this subsection from surplus revenues, if any, in the State Fund, General Revenue, as the surplus revenues may accrue from time to time. Within sixty days of the end of each fiscal year, the secretary shall cause to be deposited into the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund such amount of the first fifty percent of all surplus revenues, if any, determined to have accrued during the fiscal year just ended, The Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund shall be funded continuously and on a revolving basis in accordance with this subsection up to an aggregate amount not to exceed ten percent of the total appropriations from the State Fund, General Revenue, for the fiscal year just ended. as may be necessary to bring the balance of the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund to thirteen percent of the total appropriations from the State Fund, General Revenue, for the fiscal year just ended. If at the end of any fiscal year the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund is funded at an amount equal to or exceeding ten thirteen percent of the State's General Revenue Fund budget for the fiscal year just ended, then there shall be no further obligation of deposit by the secretary under the provisions of this section to apply of any surplus revenues as set forth in this subsection until that time the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund balance is less than ten thirteen percent of the total appropriations from the State Fund, General Revenue.
     (c) Not earlier than November 1 of each calendar year, if the state's fiscal circumstances are such as to otherwise trigger the authority of the Governor to reduce appropriations under this section or section twenty-one or twenty-two of this article, then in that event the Governor may notify the presiding officers of both houses of the Legislature in writing of his or her intention to convene the Legislature pursuant to section nineteen, article VI of the Constitution of West Virginia for the purpose of requesting the introduction of a supplementary appropriation bill or to request a supplementary appropriation bill at the next preceding regular session of the Legislature to draw money from the surplus Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund to meet any anticipated revenue shortfall. If the Legislature fails to enact a supplementary appropriation from the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund during any special legislative session called for the purposes set forth in this section or during the next preceding regular session of the Legislature, then the Governor may proceed with a reduction of appropriations pursuant to sections twenty-one and twenty-two of this article. Should any amount drawn from the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund pursuant to an appropriation made by the Legislature prove insufficient to address any anticipated shortfall, then the Governor may also proceed with a reduction of appropriations pursuant to sections twenty-one and twenty-two of this article.
     (d) Upon the creation of the fund, the Legislature is authorized and may make an appropriation from the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund for revenue shortfalls, for emergency revenue needs caused by acts of God or natural disasters or for other fiscal needs as determined solely by the Legislature.
     (e) Prior to the thirty-first day of October in any fiscal year in which revenues are inadequate to make timely payments of the state's obligations, the Governor may by executive order, after first notifying the presiding officers of both houses of the Legislature in writing, borrow funds from the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund. The amount of funds borrowed under this subsection shall not exceed one and one-half percent of the general revenue estimate for the fiscal year in which the funds are to be borrowed, or the amount the Governor determines is necessary to make timely payment of the state's obligations, whichever is less. Any funds borrowed pursuant to this subsection shall be repaid, without interest, and redeposited to the credit of the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund within ninety days of their withdrawal.
     (f) There is hereby created in the State Treasury the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B. The Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B shall consist of moneys transferred from the West Virginia Tobacco Settlement Medical Trust Fund pursuant to the provisions of section two, article eleven-a, chapter four of this code, repayments made of the loan from the West Virginia Tobacco Settlement Medical Trust Fund to the Physician's Mutual Insurance Company pursuant to the provisions of article twenty-f, chapter thirty-three of this code, and all interest and other return earned on the moneys in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B. Moneys in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B may be expended solely for the purposes set forth in subsection (d) of this section, subject to the following conditions:
     (1) No moneys in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B nor any interest or other return earned thereon may be expended for any purpose unless all moneys in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund described in subsection (b) of this section have first been expended, except that the interest or other return earned on moneys in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B may be expended as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection; and
     (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section to the contrary, the Legislature may appropriate any interest and other return earned thereon that may accrue on the moneys in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B after June 30, 2025, for expenditure for the purposes set forth in section three, article eleven-a, chapter four of this code; and
     (3) Any appropriation made from Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B shall be made only in instances of revenue shortfalls or fiscal emergencies of an extraordinary nature.
     (g) Subject to the conditions upon expenditures from the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B prescribed in subsection (f) of this section, in appropriating moneys pursuant to the provisions of this section, the Legislature may in any fiscal year appropriate from the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund and the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B a total amount up to, but not exceeding, ten percent of the total appropriations from the State Fund, General Revenue, for the fiscal year just ended.
     (h) (1) Of the moneys in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund, $100 million, or such greater amount as may be certified as necessary by the director of the budget for the purposes of subsection (e) of this section, shall be made available to the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments for management and investment of the moneys in accordance with the provisions of article six-c, chapter twelve of this code. All other moneys in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund shall be made available to the West Virginia Investment Management Board for management and investment of the moneys in accordance with the provisions of article six, chapter twelve of this code. Any balance of the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund including accrued interest and other return earned thereon at the end of any fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund but shall remain in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund for the purposes set forth in this section.
     (2) All of the moneys in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B shall be made available to the West Virginia Investment Management Board for management and investment of the moneys in accordance with the provisions of article six, chapter twelve of this code. Any balance of the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B, including accrued interest and other return earned thereon at the end of any fiscal year, shall not revert to the General Fund but shall remain in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund - Part B for the purposes set forth in this section.;
     And,
     Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 1001--A Bill to amend and reenact §11-15-3a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §11B-2-20 of said code, all relating generally to the consumers sales and service tax and the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund; specifying reduction in consumers sales and service tax on sales, purchases and uses of food and food ingredients intended for human consumption; specifying contingent elimination of the consumers sales and service tax on sales, purchases and uses of food and food ingredients intended for human consumption bases on specified levels of funding in the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund; and specifying maximum aggregate funding amount for the Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund.
     Senator Unger moved that the Senate concur in the House of Delegates amendments to the bill.
     Following discussion,
     The question being on the adoption of Senator Unger's aforestated motion, the same was put and prevailed.
     Thereafter, at the request of Senator Snyder, and by unanimous consent, the remarks by Senator Prezioso regarding the adoption of Senator Unger's aforestated motion were ordered printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
     Engrossed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 1001, as amended by the House of Delegates, was then put upon its passage.
     On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, Fanning, Foster, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--29.
     The nays were: None.
     Absent: K. Facemyer, Green, Plymale, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--5.
     So, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the Acting President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 1001) passed with its House of Delegates amended title.
     Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.
     On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Boley, Browning, Chafin, Edgell, D. Facemire, Fanning, Foster, Hall, Helmick, Jenkins, Klempa, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Minard, Nohe, Palumbo, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Williams, Wills, Yost and Kessler (Acting President)--29.
     The nays were: None.
     Absent: K. Facemyer, Green, Plymale, Wells and Tomblin (Mr. President)--5.
     So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the Acting President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 1001) takes effect from passage.
     Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.
     The Senate proceeded to the twelfth order of business.
     Remarks were made by Senator Unger.
     Senator Unger offered the following pre-adjournment resolution:
     Senate Resolution No. 104--Raising a committee to notify the House of Delegates the Senate is ready to adjourn sine die.
     
Resolved by the Senate:
     That the Acting President be authorized to appoint a committee of three to notify the House of Delegates that the Senate has completed its labors and is ready to adjourn sine die.
     At the request of Senator Unger, unanimous consent being granted, the resolution was taken up for immediate consideration, reference to a committee dispensed with, and adopted.
     Senator Kessler (Acting President), under the provisions of the foregoing resolution, appointed the following committee to notify the House of Delegates of impending Senate adjournment:
     Senators Laird, Klempa and Nohe.
     Subsequently, Senator Laird reported that the duties assigned by Senate Resolution No. 104 had been performed.
     Thereafter, a three-member delegation from the House of Delegates, namely
     Delegates Hall, Craig and Martin, announced that that body also had completed its labors and was ready to adjourn sine die.
     Senator Unger then offered the following resolution:
     Senate Resolution No. 105--Raising a committee to notify His Excellency, the Governor, that the Legislature is ready to adjourn sine die.
     
Resolved by the Senate:
     That the Acting President be authorized to appoint a committee of three to join with a similar committee of the House of Delegates to notify His Excellency, the Governor, that the Legislature has completed its labors and is ready to adjourn sine die.
     At the request of Senator Unger, unanimous consent being granted, the resolution was taken up for immediate consideration, reference to a committee dispensed with, and adopted.
     Under the provisions of the foregoing resolution, Senator Kessler (Acting President) appointed the following committee to notify His Excellency, the Governor, that the Senate was ready to adjourn:
     Senators Miller, Stollings and Hall.
     Delegates Staggers, Walker and Border, then announced that they had been appointed by that body to join with the similar committee named by the Senate to wait upon His Excellency and were ready to proceed with this assignment.
     Senators Miller, Stollings and Hall, comprising the Senate committee, then joined the House committee and proceeded to the executive offices to notify His Excellency, the Governor, of imminent adjournment of this extraordinary session of the Legislature.
     Subsequently, Senator Miller, from the joint select committee to notify His Excellency, the Governor, that the Legislature had completed the business of this extraordinary session and was ready to adjourn sine die, returned to the chamber and was recognized by the Acting President. Senator Miller then reported this mission accomplished.
     At the request of Senator Miller, unanimous consent being granted, the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills was granted permission, after it has examined, found truly enrolled and presented to His Excellency, the Governor, for his action, bills passed but not presented to him prior to adjournment of this first extraordinary session of the eightieth Legislature in the year two thousand eleven, to file its reports with the Clerk and that the same be included in the Journal of the last day of the session; and also, that any communications from His Excellency, the Governor, as to his action on bills after adjournment of the session, be included in the Journal.
     In accordance with the foregoing unanimous consent agreement, the following reports of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills were filed as follows:
     Senator Miller, from the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills has examined, found truly enrolled, and on the 10th day of August, 2011, presented to His Excellency, the Governor, for his action, the following bills, signed by the Acting President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates:
     (S. B. No. 1004), Making supplementary appropriation of unappropriated moneys to various accounts.
     (S. B. No. 1005), Supplementing, amending and increasing appropriations to Department of Transportation.
     And,
     (S. B. No. 1007), Making supplementary appropriation of unappropriated moneys to Secretary of State.
                              Respectfully submitted,
                               Ronald F. Miller,
                               Chair, Senate Committee.
                               Michael T. Ferro,
                               Vice Chair, House Committee.
     Your Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills has examined, found truly enrolled, and on the 17th day of August, 2011, presented to His Excellency, the Governor, for his action, the following bills, signed by the Acting President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates:
     (Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 1001), Reducing consumers sales and service tax on food and food ingredients.
     (Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 1002), Dedicating portion of coal severance tax to county of origin.
     (S. B. No. 1003), Clarifying requirement for deposit and transfer of higher education proceeds from real property.
     (S. B. No. 1006), Reapportioning senatorial districts.
     (S. B. No. 1008), Reapportioning congressional districts.
     And,
     (H. B. No. 106), Reapportioning the House of Delegates districts.
                              Respectfully submitted,
                               Ronald F. Miller,
                               Chair, Senate Committee.
                               Meshea L. Poore,
                               Chair, House Committee.
Executive Communications

     Under authorization of Senate approval therefor in prior proceedings today, to include in this day's Journal communications showing the Governor's action on enrolled bills presented to him in post-session reports, the following are inserted hereinafter:
     The Clerk then presented communications from His Excellency, the Governor, advising that on August 10, 2011, he had approved Enr. Senate Bill No. 1004, Enr. Senate Bill No. 1005 and Enr. Senate Bill No. 1007; on August 18, 2011, he had approved Enr. Senate Bill No. 1006 and Enr. Senate Bill No. 1008; and on August 23, 2011, he had approved Enr. Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 1001, Enr. Committee Substitute for Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 1002 and Enr. Senate Bill No. 1003.
Veto Messages

STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

CHARLESTON

August 17, 2011

The Honorable Natalie E. Tennant
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Charleston, West Virginia
Dear Ms. Tennant:
     Pursuant to the provisions of section fourteen, article VII of the Constitution of West Virginia, I hereby disapprove and return Enrolled House Bill No. 106.
     In enacting this legislation, the House of Delegates assigned certain voting districts and census blocks to more than one Delegate District. Accordingly, a portion of the boundaries of the Thirty-Second and Thirty-Sixth Delegate Districts and a portion of the Fifty-Eighth and Fifty-Ninth Delegate Districts, respectively, overlap one another.
     These technical errors constitute fatal flaws and, therefore, I must veto Enrolled House Bill No. 106.
                              Very truly yours,
                               Earl Ray Tomblin,
                               Governor.
cc:The Honorable Richard Thompson
     The Honorable Jeffrey V. Kessler
     On motion of Senator Unger, the first extraordinary session of the Senate in the year two thousand eleven adjourned sine die.
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