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Senate | June 1, 2015 | Chamber | Senate Session, Part 2

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Senate will come to order, sergeant arms close the doors members to go to their seats, members and guest in the gallery please silence all electronic devices leading the senate in prayer is Rev. Peter Millers senate chaplain all members and guest in the gallery would you please stand right Lord we seek your face the only face where we might find fullness of life, fullness of joy owners of relationship we come to you asking begging pleading that you might come, that you might encourage just this week we might seek the wisdom that comes on high that only comes down from the father of lights, to depend on you Lord for all things we pray in Jesus name, Amen. Senator Berger is recognized for a motion. The famous president the journal of Thursday May 28th 2015 has been examined and found to be correct I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stands approved as written. Without objection the Journal for May 28th, stands approved as written. Senators, we have Leaves of Absence granted today for senators Blue Newton and Stain. Senator upon the motion of senator show of Luck county the chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to yield and Joe Lansberg of the Kruger brothers if you'd please stand to be recognized, thank you for joining us in the senate today Senator for what purpose do you rise? Moment of personal privilege. Senator you have the floor for a moment of personal privilege. Thank you Mr president, ladies and gentlemen please to welcome the Kruger brothers band to the gallery tonight, as young boys growing up in Switzerland Jens and Uwe Kruger were exponsed to the body of music including recordings by Doctor Watson and Bill Monroe, the brothers began their professional career as day 1979 and within a few years they were performing in Western Europe, in 1995 they team with base player Joe Landsberg and the band was introduced to American audience in 1997 they made Wilkesboro their home in 2002, the Kruger brothers are known for their blending classical with American folk music Kruger has received numerous recognition's and and individual honors, tomorrow night the Kruger brothers will be performing in Larry with the North Carolina symphony at the for the performing arts, I'd like to express my appreciation and my contributions they make to my community and to the state of North Carolina thank you Mr president thank you senator, once again please offer a hand to the Kruger brothers in the gallery Senator Wells, for what purpose do you rise? Mr. President, for a point of personal out of order? Senator Wells, you have the floor for a point of personal out of order. We spend a lot of time here working on works, but spiritual teachers have told us that what we're supposing to be working on, our priorities should be finding God and finding joy. It's hard to find joy, but these folks that are with us tonight have taken the boring part of life, the disappointing parts of life are the ones and all the victories and weaving them into something that is joy in sound and in vision when they play, when they sing, it brings joy to all all that are in the room, I hope you'll be able to join them tomorrow night. Senators, that takes us into our calendar for the evening starting with Local Bills, 3rd Reading, Roll Call. House Bill 347, the Clerk will read. House Bill 347, Graham, Buncombe OCC. Tax stock sale free. Senator Apodaca is recognized. Mr. President, spend forth an amendment. Senator, you can send forward your amendment, the Clerk will read. Senator Apodaca moves to amend the bill.

Senator Apodaca is recognized to speak to the amendment. Thank you, Mr. President. Members, this is just a simple date change on the Buncombe County piece to allow two grants that have already been awarded to be completed. I ask for your support. Do we were have any discussion or debate? Hearing none question for the senate is the adoption Amendment 1 all in favor vote, aye opposed will vote no. Five seconds to be allowed for the voting the clerk will record the vote. 47 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative. Amendment one is adopted. Is there any further discussion or debate. Hearing none, question for the senate Is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 347 as amended on its third reading. All in favor of the I, oppose the vote No. Five seconds to be allowed for the voting. Corporal record the vote. 42 having voted in the affirmative and five in the negative. The Senate Committee Substitute, the House Bill 3 47 has amended, passes it's third reading. The amendment will be engrossed. It'll be sent to the House for a concurrence in the Senate Committee Substitute moving on to Public Bill's third reading. Roll call House Bill 909 Corporal reading. House Bill 909 ABC on  legislation Senator Gunner is recognized. Thank you Mr. President I appreciate your support on third reading. Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none the question before the senate is the passage of senate committee substitute the house bill 909 nine on it's third reading all in favor vote aye, oppose vote no, five seconds to be allowed for the voting clerk will record the vote. 41 having voted in the affirmative and six in the negative senate committee substitute the house bill 909 passes its third reading it will be sent to the house in the senate committee substitute, Senator Cook for what purpose do you rise? I'm sorry I voted the wrong way could I change that? Senator Cook would like to change his vote on the last bill on house bill 109 final count is, 40 to 7 House bill 222 clerk will read, House bill 222 retention of election supreme court Sen. Hise is recognized to speak to the bill? Sent fourth an amendment Sen. Hise you can sent forth your amendment clerk will read. Sen. Hise moves to amend the bill. Sen. Hise is recognized to explain the amendment Thank Mr. President members senate you will find the amendment before you as a technical change to the bill to make it more consistent with current price [xx] Do you have any discussion or debate on the amendment? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the adoption of amendment two all in favor will vote aye, oppose will vote no, five seconds to be allowed for the voting, clerk will record the vote. 43 having voted in the affirmative and four in the negative, amendment two is adopted the bill as amended as back before the body, is their any further discussion or debate? Hearing none the question for the senate is the passage of  senate committee substitute the house bill 222 as amended on it's third reading all in favor vote aye, oppose vote no, five seconds to be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote. Clerk. No 35 having voted in the affirmative and 12 in the negative. Senate Committee Substitute the House Bill 222, has amended. Passes it's third reading. The amendment will be engrossed and it'll be sent to the House for concurrence in the Committee Substitute. House Bill 465. The Clerk will read. House Bill 465 Women's and children protection act of 2015. Senator Randleman is recognized to speak on the bill. Thank you Mr. President we had a lengthy debate on this on Thursday and I would ask you for your support thank you. Do we have any discussion or debate? Senator Smith-Ingram for what purpose do you rise? To debate the bill. Senator Smith-Ingram has the floor to debate the bill. In a lengthy discussion on Thursday, we left the conversation with me withdrawing my amendment to the Bill. The Bill has some positive measures for me, that's why there are elements of the Bill that I could support. Nevertheless, I speak on that amendment again, and I wish to support the amendment. Senator, you can send forward your amendment. The Clerk will read.

Senator Smith-Ingram moves to amend the bill. Senator Smith-Ingram is recognized to speak to the amendment. This bill was presented to us a supporting and protecting women and children's act in that act it speaks very much to reproductive acts and really to me the highlight of the bill as abortion in my effort to make this a better bill I submitted to you the prohibition of shackling and dis-orated women and detainees a lot of the information that was presented I continue to illiterate before you that the nations leading experts and maternal fettle and child health care the american congress of obstetricians and gynecologist have clearly stated their are opposition to the practice of shackling the American Medical Association adopted a resolution supporting restrictions on the use of restraints a woman is an immediate and serious threat the American Public Health Association recommends that women must never be shacked. The federal beaural of prisons US immigration and custom enforcement the American Correction Association have all adopted policies to limit the use of shackles when we think about shackling pregnant women I just want to ask my colleagues to think back to two weeks ago when we were talking about perm paring apasom[sp?] in this chamber for the persom[]sp? Drop to occur and for everybody to be safe that I would have to have this conversation on the floor to urge you to affirm the human rights and dignity of every woman regardless of if she is of a different social economic status, regardless of the conditions that she'll be in. If she's behind bars for whatever reason, even if it's her own reason, poor decision, we should not endanger her life or the life of that baby by not prohibiting shackling. Yes, there is a policy. This amendment mirrors the Department of Corrections, the division of prisons, the division of public safety. It reverse the policy. It was mentioned by one. Well, if we have a policy we don't need the law. There are several states, 21 of which have affirmed the human dignity of women and they prohibit shackling. That among those states, there are at least five that are in current litigation because there's a lack of education about the process. I can give you all the data necessary and show you that every woman's right organization supports the language of this amendment. I'm asking you to be true to your word. There was no integrity in asking me to withdraw this, and work with me, and I worked with Jim Brian and I worked staff. I I worked gave permission for staff and everything was clear until I got here the tonight, but I'm going to close with this. There is a reason I implore you to prohibit shackling. Because I know of my second child on Thursday I did not share with you the birth of my third child, and the last child that I gave birth to. Limmer Alliance Igram that's my son. When I became pregnant with limmer[sp?] my husband and I were very, very excited. We were adding a new addition to our family, but my physical well being being that is was, it was difficult for me to carry him full term. At 18 weeks I was put on bed rest. And I was prohibited from even getting up and walking. I was on bed rest at 20 weeks I went into the hospital. At 21 weeks I started having contractions.

I tried my best to make it through but with the hypertension I was experiencing it became a threat for my life. At 16 weeks when all of this was coming in, I had to have a difficult conversation with my care providers. And my husband and I had to make a decision that the baby may not make it if he does make it he is going to be very ill and if he does I can be rude but what does this have to do with this remember. Mr president I remember it speeds this along. Senator, if you could just wrap up your conversation on the amendment please, thank you. My baby and I fought for both of our lives from 16 weeks onward. I did give birth to him, at around 23 weeks, one pound one half ounce. Because my mobility was restricted for so long that is why I developed DVTs in my legs. I could not even shift my body to absorb the pains of contractions because my mobility was restricted. I couldn't even hold my baby for the first time because he was so young. So with this shackling we are removing barriers from a mother, and her child during one of the most precious moments in a lifetime. Senator Apodaca I do know sign language, because Elias[sp?] and I spoke with sign language because he was so premature, his trachea did not form as well, and so when he would inhale, his trachea windpipe would close up his windpipe, and so he had to have a tracheotomy. And so with that, we still could communicate, I love you mommy, I want more life, so I'm fighting for the well being of babies, when their mother is definitely ill and everybody is fighting for their life, you cannot have a medical barrier in place that will prohibit medical doctor's from providing emergency care, and I'm not even going to talk about for the sake of these moments as I don't have time to get this adequate attention. They said he had a 4% chance of being normal, I knew he had the other 96, Elias blessed our lives for five years, and in that five years, he is to me about how very precious life Senator Tucker, he was running around at church the night before he died, and he was at school, he had an IPE, but he was born well. There are women who are not here to speak for themselves my colleagues, I'm urging you to support and affirm the healthy well being of all women, and I whole heartedly commend this amendment to you, please, please advance the human rights of all women and prohibit shackling by quantifying this policy. Senator Apodaca for what purpose do you rise? Mr President to speak on the amendment. Senator Apodaca has the floor to speak on amendment. Thank you Mr. President if I may Mr. President I like to read from the policy manual of DPS. You may Senator. Thank you Mr. President. Although restraints are provided for the maternity inmate while transporting to and from the hospital during pregnancy and immediately pose [xx] the inmate will only be handcuffed in the front. The maternity inmate will not, let me repeat, will not have leg restraints applied. This is a amendment that is looking for a problem that doesn't exist in North Carolina. DPS has informed us that they abide by these policies, that there's not a problem with these policies and that they operate under the law and with dignity to the mother's and child's rights. I know we all want to get emotional on this. My second child, my wife

was confined to bed rest for the last 16 weeks of her pregnancy, it was abridged and now she don't want to talk about this right but obvious in there when they operated on her and removed the baby now thank God he was healthy, and we are proud of that, so we all have this instances that will can follow back on that without being said I move the amendment nine to lay upon the desk. Senator Turcker your purpose arise? Second amendment to lay the amendment on the table senator Apodaca moves that the amendment be read upon the table second by senator Turker it's now debatable motion requesting for the senate and it is the motion to lay the amendment nine upon the table or in favor will vote aye, no five second s will be allowed fro voting clerk will record the vote. 21 having voted on the affirmative an 16 in the negative amendment none rise upon the table the bill has demanded is back before the body is there any further discussion or debate? Senator Vendine your purpose arise? To propose the amendment. Senator Vendine  moves to debate amendment the clerk will read. Senator Vendine moves to amend the bill.  Senator Vendine  recognize speak to the amendment. This amendment will place the provision in the Bill requires the provider be a board certified Obstetrician or Gynaecologist with the language, A Physician who possess sufficient training based on established medical standards and safe abortion care, abortion complications and miscarriage management. We have many counties in this State that do not have a single OB/GYN, and for that reason I ask you to support this amendment. Do we have a discussion or debate on Amendment 10? Mr. President? Senator Krawiec, for what purpose do you rise? Thank you, Senator Van Duyn for your amendment, and I would just ask my colleagues to vote Yes on the amendment. Senator Krawiec asks that you vote Yes on Amendment 10, is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before this Senate is the Adoption of Amendment 10. All in favor will vote Aye, opposed will vote No, five seconds to be allowed for the voting, the Clerk will record the vote Apodaca aye, Barbra aye. 46 have voted in the affirmative and one in the negative, amendment 10 is adopted. The bill as amended is back before the body. Is there any further discussion or debate? Senator Daniel your purpose arise? Speak on the amendment. Senator Daniels you can send forward your amendment clerk will read Senator Daniels moves to amend the bill.  Senator Daniel is recognized to speak to the amendment thank you Mr president members of the senate. There was some concerns expressed from the Department of Health and Human services regarding the rules for fortune of this bill and the language it requires, all clinics and ambulatory surgical centers that perform abortions to be inspected and to have their record posted on the internet the department [xx] there were the language, may be blurred and could perhaps bring some of the state [xx] more to hospitals inspection process. So this bill is really just a technical amendment to try to adjust that problem and I would be glad to answer any questions, would ask for your support about the amendment. We have a discussion on the debate on amendment 11. Senator Mackissik your purpose arise? See senator, senator Daniels you offer a question? I do. Senantor Daniels can you explain the meaning of this amendment will affect process that this currently and this time does it change anything subsequently in terms of the way procedures work with the [xx] and those clinics which that before the working?. Thank you senator Mackisik my understanding is this senate is being added on applies to this subsection the statue that has this three provision in it which are inspection provision 18 year old employee provision and then they are reporting the affirmation and that's my understanding of the amendment it only applies to most instances. Thank you. Do we have any further discussion or debate on amendment 11? Hearing none, the question for the Senate is adoption of

the amendment 11 on favor will vote Aye, oppose will vote No. Five seconds bill out for the voting and the clerk will record the vote. Lowe Senator Lowe I 47 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative amendment 11 is adopted the bill as amended is back before the body is here any further discussion or debate? Senator Brian for what purpose do you rise? To debate the bill. Senator Brian has the floor to debate the bill. Thank you Mr President ladies and gentleman of the senate I am just a concerned about the continued efforts to discriminate against the women access to reproductive healthcare making it more difficult for women to get that care there's no comparison to any other kind of healthcare situation in which we as government support government intrusion in this manner and it is and I just want to stand in opposition to this level of intrusion there's no health reason or documented medical reason best practice of whatever that this waiting period for example would provide for women in fact we continue to ignore the best way to eliminate abortions which is to provide comprehensive contraceptive services for women and access to that will be a way to have zero abortion and we ignore that and continue instead to try to oppress women in this particular way and I strongly object to that and will be voting no and as many of you as will to join me in voting no. Any further discussion or debate? Mr President Senator McKissick for what purpose do you rise? Speak on the bill. Senator McKissick has the floor to speak on the bill. I would like to say that I'm glad to see the condition remove only requiring apps. The trick is in [xx], and gynacolic is be able to perform these procedures there was actually no reason for that to be there to start with. As I indicated the other day when it comes to Senator Fudzi's[sp?] control it counted, they have procedures naturally would last 30 years over 99% of safety record. There's no record here in North Carolina with North Carolina a medical board if there are being any issues or any issue problems. I'm glad that at least at that particular issue there's been the willingness to sit back and reconsider where we are at the time what we have with the 72 hour rule is an additional barrier, it's additional huddle that first thing we have to overcome is an additional period which you're asking them to consider but what it is [xx] is that a woman has had already given this considerable thought, reflection with her family, with her friends, with her doctors [xx] and they probably know when the [xx] clinic would what they want to do. An additional barrier is absolutely unnecessary, I think as Senator Brian indicated we really want to decrease abortions? We need to start sex education in middle school level and we need to give up free contraception by the time we get to high schools and you'll see a decrease in a number of pregnancies that might end up terminated for abortions. But short of that we are only establishing barriers for allowing a woman a right to exercise her constitutional right and one that's a private right that could be decided simply with her, something this legislature cannot be in the business of creating huddles to overcome. Senator Robinson for what purpose do you rise? To speak on the bill Senator Robinson has the floor to speak to the bill. Thank you Mr. President. And I'll make this brief because I spoke before and I wanted to include a provision so we do get the number of women who die because of unsafe abortions, and I have found out from sources that, that information is available already. So I still withdraw that. But I am concerned. I'm concerned extremely about a body like this making decisions for women. I'm concerned that while we talk about women's protection and safety of infants that we deny, that even though policies are in place, we know that people don't follow policy. They follow law and a woman is prison who has a belt around her stomach, not her feet, can be pushed into early labor and that fetus is in danger. So we are talking about preventing abortions that certainly means

that we don't mean what we say. Because you can't abort the baby just like that. So I think you've do what is it that you're after, but I'm concerned too that we sit here we make decisions for women we should not be in the business of making decisions for woman, that is a woman's decision. I haven't us making it yet for men, but I'll join anybody who decides they want to do that thank you, Mr President. Mr President? Senator Smith-Ingram, for what purpose do you rise?  Debate the bill. Senator Smith-Ingram has the floor to speak to the bill. I apologize that I don't have as much finesse as some of the senior Chamber members, but when I began the discussion on Thursday, I went through a caveat of under-door and if Senator Stein were here he would understand what that tradition is, but what I was comparing it to was men, and I am trying to put myself in your place because you have a tough job to do. You trying to make a decision about women, about a procedure and experience that you have no idea even how to wrap your mind around it because you just don't give birth, and you're not just put in a position where you have to make that decision. But be that as it may, we are wonderfully made, I'm sure your wives and your daughters, you've seen their brilliance and their intelligence. We all have wonderfully develop brains we have emotions, we have hearts, we have many lives that go different rounds and nobody's path is the same. I'm asking you to respect that women can make up their their minds, and that we do not need 72 hours in which to make up our mind. Many women have already spend immeasurable time before even coming to the decision, and so to push forward this bill, we are endangering the lives of women we are pushing people to desperate measures and not to be too graphic, but we're looking at a coat hanger, we're looking at kill doctors were looking at endangering the lives of women, and not only ending the life of a child, but ending the life of a woman, so I challenge you to vote no on this bill, because it is counter productive to what you are trying to do. It does not protect women more so endangers their lives, it does not children it ain't dangerous then, please vote now.  Senator, Senator Newton is back in the chamber. Do we have any further debate. Hearing none. Question for the senate is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute the house bill 465 as amended on its third reading all in favor vote aye, oppose will vote no. Five second be allowed for the voting, clerk will record the vote 32 having voted in the Affirmative and 16 in the Negative, the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 465 as amended passes its Third Reading. The amendments will be engrossed to be sent to the House for concurrence in the Senate Committee Substitute. Senators, we do have today a Nurse of the Day with us today, Ernest Grant from Chapel Hill is here with us. Nurse Grant, if you'll stand and be recognized, thanks for serving the Senate today. Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? Mr. President, a motion please. Senator Apodaca has the floor for a motion. Mr. President, I believe we have received from the Governor a Veto Message, I'd like to have it read in if we might? I think that's already been read in, has it not Madam Clerk? OK, I move that it be brought before us for immediate consideration. Without objection so ordered. The motion we can get it us on the screen. The motion before the body is that Senate Bill II pass now we are standing the objection of the governor. Do we have any discussion or debate? Senator Burger your purpose arise? Mr. President to speak on the motion. Senator Burger you're forward to speak on the motion. Thank you Mr. President members of

the senate I think we all know what  this is, so we speak a bit of time on this issue back in February I believe it was and it's been much reported and much discussed. I would just point out a couple of things. The Bill itself, I think exception to the governor's characterization of it, the bill itself merely requires that the state do what Federal law currently requires the state to do. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act it is incumbent upon an employer, in this case the state to provide a reasonable accommodation for people's strongly held religious beliefs. This bill sets out a mechanism for doing that and it provides a balance. Make no mistake under this bill if it's inaccurate in the law, given the recent Federal Court decision if a same sex couple wants to get married in North Carolina, they will have the opportunity to get married in North Carolina. But what this bill, if an employee of the Register of Deeds office or if a magistrate has a strongly held religious belief and opts not to engage in issuing marriage licenses or performing marriage ceremonies, their ability to do that would be respected and they will not loose their jobs because of that. I read one article over the weekend and the title of the article was civil servants have rights too, and the government should respect those rights. Just because some one takes a job with the government does not mean that they give up their first amendment right. Just because someone takes a job with the government does not mean that they no longer have the right to believe and act on their believes. What the law does require is that the government has other employees, employers must respect those first amendment rights. They must make a reasonable accommodation. I can cite you several cases, I'll point out a couple, there's a case out of the seventh circuit, the case is Rodriguez versus the city of Chicago. In that case you had a police officer who had religious objections to abortions and did not want to be posted out on abortion clinics. He requested that his employee provide him with a reasonable accommodation, the employer in that case did provide an accommodation and had him posted in other areas but not at an abortion clinic, court held that was a reasonable accommodation under Title VII of the Civil Right rights act would be mandated, there is another case out of Oregon where there was a clerk in the in the court house who had an objection to civil unions and in Oregon apparently at that time, civil unions were recognized and were memorialized through registration in the clerk's office, this clerk said that she could not perform that because of her religious beliefs the court basically rules that the law does allow for someone to sight their first amendment rights and their beliefs and that the employee who has an obligation to to provide a reasonable accommodation, now magistrate are in a little bit different category they are covered by somthing called Gera, at least that's the way I'd pronounce it the gera and the difference in the Gera analysis and the title seven analysis is almost none existence, most of the differences there are in the remedies that are available but in that, instance will that the law require, we use  recommendation for sincerely held religious believe what this bill does is it strikes a balance, it says that if the federal court signs same sex marriages must be performed, they'll be performed under the law in North Carolina but it also says if someone takes a job as a magistrate or as a clock in the register of the these office they do not park there first amendment rights at the door, and they're entitled to watch and continue to exercise these rights everybody gets what they're entitle to under the law, I thank again I thank exception to the governor Vitor[sp?] and I ask that you support the motion to override. Senator Brian prepare for rise. To debate the motion. Senator Brain has forward to debate the motion. I'm raising to that some of the same information I provided previously ladies and gentlemen at the senate because am hoping that if there is away for this issue to be address can be addressed to going forward. I think there is gaping loop hole

in the bill that allows for contemporaneous refusal to provide service. There is nothing in the bill to prevent a person from having their spiritual awakening right at the time someone they don't want to serve presents for service within whatever the context is of the hours or days of the week that have been provided and be protected in doing that, and there is no recourse for those people presenting for service other than to be discriminated against. It may not well be the intent, but that loophole is there, and I worry that while this law may meet the scrutiny on its face that it is putting our local officials at risk to discriminate, to be challenged for discriminating against people as it may be applied. They may not all have the sophistication that a Senator Berger has to navigate these varying Supreme Court decisions and federal laws. And we know that we are playing in a field in on a field where there's a lot of prejudices people have about same-sex marriage and perhaps other count of marriages and we are setting them up to then play out those prejudices within this loophole and that worries me. And they won't be covered by the three-judge court. If they our local officials are being challenged for unconstitutionally applying this law that we pass so I just want to bring that concern to your attention second time and I think it's a dangerous loophole we created and I hope there is a way as we go forward that that loophole can be close thank you. Mr. President. Senator Mackisk your purpose arise? Speak on the motion. Senator Mackisik have the floor to speak on the motion I think as the governor rightfully recognized when public employees take an oath of office to uphold the laws of this state that's exactly what they do it doesn't say in parenthesis except to those that are contrary to ones personal religious beliefs we need to be particularly careful when we go about crafting ways it is potentially an awful unlawful discrimination. When a person based upon their particular personal religious beliefs again is to say well I don't like the idea of people of different races getting married because in my church we just don't believe that kind of thing is that the kind of exception that we want to create a loophole for someone to get around? I think not and regardless to one's personal beliefs about the rights of people opposite genders to have equality including those to they may marry regardless of one's personal beliefs when you take that oath you uphold the law of North Carolina, a law of North Carolina today recognizes same sex marriages we want be on the right side of the history we don't want to be creating loop holes to allow for unlawful discrimination.  Senator Danielle prepare for rise. To speaker on the bill. Representative Danielle Ford speak on the motion. Instead of forcing on issues that matter most to North Carolina in such as on bringing jobs to the aid and ensuring our children have access to the highest quality public education we are here again tonight focusing on divisive social legislation. We saw just three weeks ago yet another car company pass over North Carolina as were though, announced it was going to South Carolina. Senate Bill two sends the signal that North Carolina is not open for business for all. And for that reason, I urge you to support the governor's bill and vote No on this motion. Any further discussion or debate? Senator Warren for  what purpose do you rise? To speak on the motion. Senator you have the floor to speak on the motion, I'll remind any senators who want to speak from now, please speak on the motion and not to the bill, we're not debating the bill we're actually debating the motion right now. Senator Warren you have the floor. Thank you Mr. President. I think it's important for us in considering the governor's [xx] tonight  to revisit our actions in April, when we addressed the issue of strongly held beliefs of public school employees, they're in consideration of Senate bill 480,  the uniform political activity bill. Now we had a nearly unanimous strongly

bi-partisan vote and we set limits on the political activity of teachers and other school employees. We told those public. Mr. President. Senator [xx], for what purpose do you rise? For inquiry the Chair.  You have the floor senator. We are going to get to the motion all a bit any time senator. Seantor Rode I will ask you to stand the motion rather is on the Veto not on the bill, we have the opportunity to debate the bill this is about of the Motion to override so please make your comments specifically to the motion, thank you. Thank you, Mr. President. Do we have any further discussion or further debate? Hearing none, the question before the the Senate, the motion before the body is that Senate Bill 2 pass notwithstanding the objections of the governor there'll be one electronic vote. All in favor will vote Aye, opposed will vote No, five seconds to be allowed for the voting, the Clerk will record the vote. 32 having voted in the affirmative and 16 in the negative, the motion passes and in accordance with Article 2 Section 22 of the Constitution of North Carolina, Senate Bill 2 will be send to the House together with the objections and veto message by special by special message for their re-consideration. And that wraps up our calendar for the evening, at this time we would like to introduce our Pages that are with us this week. So Pages if you'll make your way up here to the front of the dias and when they make their way up the Clerk will read. Pages serving in the Chamber this this week Defer[sp?] from Raleigh, Peter Barnecki II from Havelock, Robin Braswick from Clayton, Mary Claire Caldwell Raleigh, Emily Chestone Rocky Mount, Jordan Davis Concorde, Audrey Frey Charlotte Jaleah[sp?] Griffith, Greensboro. Dalton Houston, Fayetteville. David Jones, Unionsville. David Kunaz[sp?] Apex. Julia Lady, Elizabeth City kelvin nelson shrmam bold necker read bill hence allows [xx] on Tuesday of this bill [xx] Wellington help on this week we had pretty a group of pages, pages thank you so much for joining us hope you enjoy your Thomas group Do we have any notices or announcements? Any notices or announcements? Any further business has come for the Senate, now the Chair recognize Senator Burger for a motion. Thank you Mr. President I'm moves of the Senate do now adjourn. Substitute stand stipulation set forth and senate rule 24.1 eradication of bills, the receipt of house messages, and the appointment of conferees to reconvene on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 2:00 P. M the motion of the senate do now adjourn substitute to the stipulation stated by Senator burger to reconvene Tuesday, June 2nd, at 2:00 P. M seconded by Senator Soucek. All in favor say aye,  Aye! oppose no, the ayes have it so it stands adjourned.