THE THIRTY-THIRD DAY
Carson City (Friday), March 7, 2003
Assembly called to order at 11:06 a.m.
Mr. Speaker presiding.
All present except Assemblymen Andonov, Collins, Ohrenschall and Williams, who were excused.
Prayer by the Chaplain, Pastor Peggy Locke.
Great is your faithfulness, O God. Your mercies are new every morning. We give thanks to You, O Lord God, for the incredible privilege and freedom to be able to come to You and pray. We pray for our President and our nation, for the safety and security of our military troops, and for this Assembly gathered here today, and for their families. O Most High, bring blessing and peace, wisdom and strength to each one. May we be of good courage and be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the Lord do what is good in His sight. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Therefore, be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Assemblyman Oceguera moved that further reading of the Journal be dispensed with, and the Speaker and Chief Clerk be authorized to make the necessary corrections and additions.
MESSAGES FROM THE Senate
Senate Chamber, Carson City, March 6, 2003
To the Honorable the Assembly:
I have the honor to inform
your honorable body that the Senate on this day passed
Assembly Bill No. 26.
Also, I have the honor to inform your honorable body that the Senate on this day adopted Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 6.
Mary Jo Mongelli
Assistant Secretary of the Senate
INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING AND REFERENCE
By Assemblymen Beers, Gibbons, Christensen, Goldwater, Grady, Gustavson, Hardy, Horne, Manendo, and Sherer:
Assembly Bill No. 260—AN ACT relating to public records; authorizing the use of machine-readable media for the preservation of certain public records; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Assemblyman Beers moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Government Affairs.
By Assemblymen Mabey, Gibbons, Griffin, Brown, Buckley, Angle, Carpenter, Geddes, Goicoechea, Hardy, Hettrick, Knecht, Marvel, McCleary, Pierce, Sherer, and Weber:
Assembly Bill No. 261—AN ACT relating to insurance; requiring certain policies of health insurance and health care plans to provide coverage for continued medical treatment by a provider of health care under certain circumstances; revising the circumstances under which the Commissioner of Insurance may suspend or revoke a certificate of authority issued to a health maintenance organization; requiring certain public organizations that provide health insurance to provide coverage for continued medical treatment by a provider of health care under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Assemblyman Mabey moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.
By Assemblymen Manendo, Giunchigliani, Koivisto, McClain, Chowning, Anderson, Arberry, Atkinson, Buckley, Carpenter, Christensen, Claborn, Collins, Conklin, Geddes, Gibbons, Goicoechea, Goldwater, Grady, Horne, Knecht, Leslie, McCleary, Mortenson, Oceguera, Ohrenschall, Parks, Perkins, Pierce, Sherer, and Williams:
Assembly Bill No. 262—AN ACT relating to housing; providing for the inspection of, and the issuance of certificates of occupancy for, factory-built housing and manufactured buildings by the Manufactured Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry under certain circumstances; authorizing the Division to establish certain fees; providing for the classification of mobile, manufactured and factory-built homes on leased land as real property for purposes of property taxes under certain circumstances; establishing liability for the unlawful removal of a mobile or manufactured home which has been converted to real property; authorizing dealers of new manufactured homes to contract with licensed providers of services to perform work pertinent to the sale, installation and occupancy of manufactured homes; revising provisions governing the licensure of limited servicemen who provide services relating to the installation and repair of manufactured homes; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Assemblyman Manendo moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Government Affairs.
SECOND READING AND AMENDMENT
Assembly Bill No. 17.
Bill read second time.
The following amendment was proposed by the Committee on Judiciary:
Amendment No. 20.
Amend section 1, page 1, line 9, by deleting: “$75 per hour.” and inserting:
“ $125 per hour in cases in which the death penalty is
sought and $75 per hour
[ .] in all other
Amend sec. 3, page 3, line 25, by deleting “degree,” and inserting: “degree in a case in which the death penalty is sought,”.
Amend sec. 3, page 3, by deleting lines 27 through 30
“1. Two attorneys; and”.
Amend sec. 3, page 3, line 31, by deleting “5.” and inserting “2.”.
Assemblyman Anderson moved the adoption of the amendment.
Remarks by Assemblyman Anderson.
Bill ordered reprinted, engrossed, and to third reading.
Mr. Speaker announced if there were no objections, the Assembly would recess subject to the call of the Chair.
Assembly in recess at 11:15 a.m.
ASSEMBLY IN SESSION
At 11:20 a.m.
Mr. Speaker presiding.
MOTIONS, RESOLUTIONS AND NOTICES
By the Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics:
Assembly Joint Resolution No. 4—Urging the President of the United States and Congress to support a free trade agreement between the Republic of China on Taiwan and the United States.
Assemblywoman Giunchigliani moved that the resolution be referred to the Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics.
INTRODUCTION, FIRST READING AND REFERENCE
By the Committee on Ways and Means:
Assembly Bill No. 263—AN ACT relating to public employees’ benefits; reducing the number of days of notice that participants in the Public Employees’ Benefits Program must be given before being required to select or change a policy of health insurance that will result in a change in premiums or coverage; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Assemblyman Arberry moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Signing of Bills and Resolutions
There being no
objections, the Speaker and Chief Clerk signed
Assembly Bill No. 39.
GUESTS EXTENDED PRIVILEGE OF ASSEMBLY FLOOR
On request of Assemblywoman Angle, the privilege of the floor of the Assembly Chamber for this day was extended to Tom Atkinson.
On request of Assemblyman Arberry Jr., the privilege of the floor of the Assembly Chamber for this day was extended to John T. Stephens III.
On request of Assemblyman
Geddes, the privilege of the floor of the Assembly Chamber for this day was
extended to Dan Young, Linda Enos, Beverly Monroe, Greg Monroe, Nelly Ramynke,
John Stevens, Carol Hatch, Kortney Corley, Beatriz de la Puente, Quinton Flury,
Mayra Gutierrez, Johnathan Hanes, Dana Hatch, Zuliema Jimenez,
Trevor Lane, Vivian Lester, Bryce Old, Sierra Payton, Benjamin Portillo, Damaris Ramirez, Katherine Ramynke, Christian Rivera, Kendall Rubio, Una Saah, Kevan Scott, Toni Sondersfed, Chase Stimpson, Zoe Terry, Raymond Thebodeau, Jose Vazquez, Emmanuel Williams, Christine Woods, Edith Carias, Tisha Adams, Steve Bradley, Connor Brown, Alma Bustos, Tanya Castillo, Bicheng Chen, Ben Clark, Tim Dedeurwaerder,
Sheila Espinosa, Nathanael Franey, Charlene Funk, Malir Goade,
Duane Scott, Joseph Jones, Jaclyn Knapp, Derkk Machado, Julia Mellum, Sarah Monroe, Katrina Neilson, Melanie Nguyen, Stevie Old, Jairo Recinas, Jeremy Stevens, Steven Wendell, Shawn Woodward, and Stephanie Klovski.
On request of
Assemblywoman Gibbons, the privilege of the floor of the Assembly Chamber for
this day was extended to Amy Harvey,
Kathryn Burke, and Cathleen Bartley.
On request of Assemblyman Hardy, the privilege of the floor of the Assembly Chamber for this day was extended to Jill Hardy.
On request of Assemblyman Perkins, the privilege of the floor of the Assembly Chamber for this day was extended to Haley Atkinson.
Assemblywoman Buckley moved that the Assembly adjourn until Monday, March 10, 2003, at 11:00 a.m.
Assembly adjourned at 11:27 a.m.
Approved: Richard D. Perkins
Attest: Jacqueline Sneddon