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House | June 17, 2014 | Chamber | Proceedings Tuesday

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The house will come to order. Members please take your seats, visitors please retire from the chamber. The sergeant at arms will close the doors. Members and visitors in the gallery, please silence all cellular phones and personal electronic devices. Members, please take your seats. The prayer will be offered by Representative Goodman. Members and visitors in the gallery, please stand and please remain standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let us pray. Oh, God, creator of all that exists, we ask your blessing on this body as we gather together here today intent on doing good work. We seek to represent fairly and well those who have given us this task, and may our efforts have insight guided by understanding and wisdom. We seek to serve with respect for all and may our personal faith give us strength to act honestly and well in all matters before us. This we humbly pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Chair the journal for Friday, June 13, 2014 has been examined and found to be correct. Move we approve as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore moves that the journal for June 13, 2014 be approved as written. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed, no. The ayes have it, journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials or papers addressed to the general assembly or the House. Ratification of bills and resolutions, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? to the Governor, Senate Bill 370, An act to clarify student rights to engage in prayer and religious activity in school, House Bill 1060, An act to require the state board of education to identify military-connected students using the uniform education reporting system, and the following bills and resolutions, duly ratified and properly presented to the Secretary of State, Senate Bill 355, An act to make technical changes and clarifications in an act to establish a moratorium on filing of actions by certain local boards of education, and House Joint Resolution 1074, A resolution providing for the confirmation of Linda Combs as State Controller, House Joint Resolution 1112, a joint resolution to confirm the appointment of Charlton L. Allen to the North Carolina Industrial Commission. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Chaptered bills will be noted. Reports of standing committees and permanent subcommittees, Representatives Johnson and Langdon are recognized to send forth the committee reports. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Johnson and Langdon for the Education Committee. Memorandum to members of the House from chairs of the Education Committee, ?? State Board of Community Colleges vacancy election nominee. The House must elect one member from the state at large to fill a vacancy in the State Board of Community Colleges for the remainder of an unexpired term ending June 30, 2019. The House Education Committee met on June 10, 2014 and screened the proposed candidates as to their qualifications, background, lack of stature or disabilities and willingness and ability to serve if elected. The following candidates were selected as nominee. Their resumes are attached. The election of one member for the State Board of Community Colleges will take place on June 17, 2014, Kenneth S. Heath, Shannon E. Bethmeloc, Earnest C. Pearson, Mark F. Richardson. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 719, Student organizations write in recognition. Senate Bill 719, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. Ladies and gentlemen, upon motion of Representative Bert Jones and Bryan Holloway, the chair

Wishes to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Colonel Mark Richardson, retired US Air Force, Rockingham County Commissioner and candidate for the State Board of Community Colleges. Mr. Richardson, please stand and let us welcome you. Come on over here. Introduction of Bills and Resolutions, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Ramsey, House Resolution 1266, Honor Mona Cornwell. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted for today's calendar. Special messages from the Senate. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Special message from the Senate, Mr. Speaker has ordered that a message be sent to the House of Representatives with information the Senate failed to concur in Senate Bill 744, An act to make base budget appropriations for current operations of state departments and for other purposes. Respectfully, Sarah Lange, principal clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1069, Senate Committee Substitute, A bill to be entitled an act to amend the unemployment insurance laws, as recommended by the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Unemployment Insurance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? 436b. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen, upon motion of Representative Speciale from Craven County, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Pimlico County Commissioner Kenneth Heath. Kenneth, please stand and let us welcome you. Ladies and gentlemen, earlier the message was read in about the election to the State Board of Community Colleges to the vacancy. Representative Johnson is recognized to explain the procedures to today's elections. The House will come to order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. On June 10th the House Education Committee. Ooh. [SPEAKER CHANGES] That was actually intended for your benefit, Representative Johnson. Sorry about that. The House will come to order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] It may cause hypertension, but I can probably handle it. The House Committee on Education met on June 10th to receive the nominations for the election. There's one seat, recently vacated, on the State Board of Community Colleges that the House will fill. There are 4 nominees for the one seat, and their resumes, if you'll look on your desk there are 4 resumes, the nominees are Kenneth Heath, Beth Midlock, Earnest Pearson and Mark Richardson, and no further nominations may be received from the floor. Members have a ballot at their desk, one candidate should be selected by placing an x, now I want you all to listen, we always mess up every time, one candidate by placing an x beside that nominee's name. Members should both print their name and sign the ballot. Only ballots that are signed will be counted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The ballots will be sent forth by the sergeant at arms at the appropriate time.

Speaker: Ladies and gentlemen with your permission we are going to allot time for Sergent ?? to send off the ballot and we already red in and had a resolution to today's counter so we'll take up that resolution at this time, Speaker Changes: House resolution 1266 ??, Speaker Changes: House resolution honoring the life memory of ?? former employee ?? technical community college , Speaker Changes: Representative Ramsey please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: Mr.Speaker to be recognized to speak on the resolution but i wanna first ask if the ?? resolution in this entirely, Speaker Changes: ?? and graduated from university of North Carolina ash well to voted 18 years ?? college beginning in 1994 and this talk publishing specialist and later director of community relations, ?? were careless in his efforts to ensure the passage of sales referendum in 2011 in building new and innovative building for ash well ?? technical community college to ensure students will be bale to train for the 21st century jobs in 21s century facilities in thereby ensuring the economic outlook for the community ,Mona corn well helped the campaign for 200 higher education ?? by developing low cost and no cost fee of publishing college events in by creating communication and marking plan for ash well ?? community college 50 the anniversary bu leveraging ?? existing resources ?? in people with middle owners ?? Mona corn well ?? by working with ash well ?? community college leadership the ?? county shares the apartment and the ash well police department and the local ?? of middle illness and others was able to revive help create and intervene crisis implementation program teams for law enforcement officers and resource officers emergency medical technical and others ?? was always willing to come early willingly took on new assignments and consistently served everyone with respect and dignity ?? were received numerous honors and rewards by receiving ash well ?? technical community college staff member of the year ?? service awards in 2012 is well as BB&T staff member of the year award for the north Carolina community college for systems state board of community colleges in 2012 ?? 2013 is Mona corn well is survived by his husband David corn well two sons Neil Ingrim and corn well her mother ?? and therefore be ?? by the house representative section 1 the house representative honors life and memory of Mona corn well and expresses his service to ash well ?? technical community college by community and state of North Carolina.Section 2 the house representative ?? Mona corn well for the loss of their family members.Section 3 ?? of this resolution to the family of Mona corn well.Section 4 this resolution is an effective option, Speaker Changes: Representative Ramsey is recognized to debate the resolution, Speaker Changes: Thank you Mr. Speaker members of the house it's been a great honor today i speak up the resolution honoring Mona corn well.Tragically Mona passed away on April 2nd 2013 but Mona in many respects was the face of b tech community college ?? community college systems.When we are talking North Carolina we should say from Murphy to manioc,

is from Tri-County to the College of Albemarle, from Murphy to Manteo, from Cherokee county to Dare County. And in Buncombe county, AB Community College is one of the largest colleges in western North Carolina, serves over 8,000 curriculum students and almost 30,000 students overall. The last several years we’ve had a lot of leadership transitions at AB Tech, but the one face and the one constant at AB Tech was Mona Cornwell. Mona did a great job supporting our community college and providing the opportunities and getting the word out so students and those who have gone through a career transition could come back and have the skills to support their family or be able to join the college transfer program and other things. And she did a wonderful job with that. Her service was recognized in 2012: she was named the state employee community college Person of the Year for all of the community college system and received a reward for that. Her work is just emblematic of the over 13,000 employees of the state community college system beyond our faculty who do every-day work to make sure that often times we talk about we have the best in the country or best in class – world class – but North Carolina’s community college system truly is one of the best in the country. And that’s because of people like Mona. So I commend this resolution to you. I also want to note that one of the things she was very proud of is that we had an officer who was killed around 2004-2005 with an individual that had mental illness. And she worked with our local law enforcement agencies, she was heavily involved in NAMI and helped obtain crisis intervention training. So many of our officers have gone through that training on how to work with those that have mental illness; that improves the safety and reduces the risk for the officer but also is appropriately dealing with those with mental illness. I know her family is here and I know President Ralls and others from the state community college system are here. And we thank her, we thank her family for what she contributed to our state and we thank all those who work with our state community college system to truly help make the dreams of all North Carolinians come true. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Fisher, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I could not say it any better than Representative Ramsey has just said. Mona Cornwell was just a real asset to the Asheville – Buncombe community and she had a really wonderful effect on all of the communities that she touched. She helped to create a program at AB Tech to train law enforcement in their approach to people with mental illness or to homeless individuals and her influence could be felt throughout the community. I think that it is particularly sad when we lose folks before their time and she was one who we lost way too soon. It’s really sad when anyone leaves us but this was a particularly heartfelt loss and I commend the resolution to you. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Insko, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker, Members. Mona Cornwell’s influence is not felt only in Buncombe county or across her community, it really is felt all across the state. Because she was one of the leaders in getting crisis intervention team training done in all the counties to all of our deputies, our local police officers and our school resource officers, teaching them appropriate ways to talk down persons who are coming into a mental health crisis. And because of that, we’ve been able to divert many people from the emergency rooms and from our jails. That’s also led to a greater awareness of how mentally ill people end up inappropriately in our judicial system and our Mental Health Committee continues to work on that. And I have been honored to work with her and to know her and David and the great contribution they have made to this community and to this

And I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate. If not, the question before the House is the adoption of House Resolution 1266. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 117 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative. House Resolution 1266 has been adopted, will be ordered pertinent. Ladies and gentlemen, the Chair wishes to extend our condolences and our thanks to the family members and a couple of representatives from AV Tech. I'll start with the representatives of AV Tech. Ken Wau, VP of Human Resources and Organizational Development and Martha Bole, Communications Specialist. Especially the family members David, Mona's husband, Joellen, Mona's mother and Graham and Neil, Mona's sons. Please stand and please accept our condolences and thanks. [APPLAUSE] Ladies and gentlemen of the House, without objection, rule 12D is extended. So ordered. Members, we're going to go ahead and move back to the matter of the community college board election. The sergeant at arms may send forth the ballots. The House be at ease until that is completed. [LONG PAUSE] I ask that all members wishing to participate in the voting process, to return to your seats so that we can have an orderly transfer of the ballots back to the sergeant at arms. [LONG PAUSE] While we're waiting on the ballots to be handed out, upon motion of Representative Hager and on behalf of all members, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to representatives of the associated builders and contractors of the Carolinas. Please stand and let us thank you for the work you do for all of North Carolina. [APPLAUSE] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Couple of re-referrals while we're doing this. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, Senate Bill 493 which is a regulatory reform bill. I move that the bill be removed from committee on regular reform and referred to the committee on finance with the serial referable back to reg reform. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And Senate Bill 403, which I believe is investment cemetery funeral funds, I think it's going to be changed to something else presently in the committee on banking, be removed from committee on banking and be referred to the committee on elections. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objections, so ordered. All members, please indicate if you do not have a ballot, by turning on your light or rising. Representative Millis, does the gentleman need a ballot? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Also want to make clear that every member only has one ballot. Any members needing clarification or any other questions of Representative Johnson before we take the vote? If not, pursuant to the directions, if you'll please indicate the candidate of your choice, I will allow a few minutes to do this, and to properly sign it. And please keep the ballots, we'll have the sergeant at arms proceed through the aisles and collect

The house bid east while you cast your ballots. Members again you can only mark one box, you can only submit one ballot. You do need to include your name, printed, and then signed. Any members requiring additional time? The Sergeant-at-Arms will move through the chamber and collect the ballots. Members please hold them up so they can just easily grab them from you. The house will return to order. The Sergeant-at-Arms will come to the front of the chamber with the ballots. Any member, in possession of their ballot, any member, all the, the chair assumes that all members have sent their ballots forward to the Sergeant-at-Arms. Representatives Johnson, Arp, and Cotham are appointed to serve as tellers. They may now leave the chamber and tally the ballots. Ladies and gentleman, we'd like to take the time if the house would come to order. If we could have the page, and the honorary pages please come to the front of the chamber, we'd like to properly welcome you. Pages, as you hear your name called by the reading clerk, if you'll please stand forward, wave so we can put a face to a name. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Aggie Beach, from Burk?? County. ??Tristan ??Best, Wayne. Matt ??Burkner, Wake. ??Connor Christian, Pitt. ??Sugiya ??Coleas, ??Mechanburg. Sabrina ??Coleas, ??Mechanburg. Ryan ??Daw, ??Gilbert. Taylor ??Dosier, ??Wake. Steven ??DuPrey, ??Duplin. Ivy ??Foyd, ??Lobson. Hailey ??Holberg, ??Wake. ??Zaria Hood-Woods, Cumberlin??. Claire Kelly, ??Chowan. Matthew Langston, Wilson. Meredith Little, Union. Cameron McNeil, Guilford. Jacob ??Wickman, ??Muccum. Felipe Sanchez, ??Mechanburg??. Daniel Sanchez, ??Mechanburg??. Cole Shalcross??, Wake?. Wes Smith, Wake. ??Kailey Tyson, Union. Julia Vaughn-Jones, Davey??. Chelsea Whitehead, Wake. Mary Hannah, Lee County. Anna Catherine, Grub. ?? McGill for Scythe County. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pages we appreciate you volunteering to come here and participate in the process this week. We hope you take an opportunity to get to know your fellow pages a little bit better, and get to know the legislative process a little bit better. We appreciate your service, thank you in advance. Members let's show our appreciation and welcome.

Thank you, you may now return to your stations. Representatives Brawley and Iler are recognized to send forth a committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Brawley and Iler, or the Transportation Committee, House Bill 1145 Insurance and Registration Required for Mopeds favorable to committee substitute, unfavorable to the ?? Bill and re-referred to Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee substitute will be re-referred to Finance, original Bill, unfavorable calender. Representative Tim Moore is recognized to send forth a committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Tim Moore, for Rules, Calender and Operations of the House. Senate Bill 226, repeal 1935 Durham County Firearm Act. Favorable? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calender. Ladies and Gentleman, upon motion of Representative Verla Insko from Orange county. The chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Mr. Michael Warner of Chapel Hill. He moved from New Jersey last august with his wife Amelia and their two children, Emily and Alene. I hope I got those names right. Welcome. Ladies and Gentlemen, also upon motion of Representative Annie Mobley of Bertie, Gates, Hertford, and Pasquotank Counties, the Chair's happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Jordan Hendricks, an Honor Roll student from Bertie County. Jordan, please stand and let us welcome you. Also, upon motion of Representatives Arp, Brody, and Horn from Union County, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Union County 4-H group, Laura Bird leader, Autumn Snowden, Christian Rogers, Ashton Duncan, Christian Montoya, Jeremy Filman, and Miles Bird. Please stand and let us welcome you. Ladies and Gentleman, while the tellers are out of the Chamber, without objection we will move to the local Bills where we simply have voice votes. We will begin with House Bill 1246. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee substitute for House Bill 1246, a Bill to be entitled an act to provide that a law prohibiting weapons on campus or other educational property does not apply to an armed detention officer when the officer is discharging his or her official duties on the Cabarrus county or Forsyth county. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Conrad, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, to speak to the Bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the Bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Armed detention officers is a relatively new job classification for Sheriff's departments. They are certified to carry firearms, but they are not sworn officers. One of their primary duties is the transportation of inmates and therein lies the problem and the purpose for this Bill. One of the places where we often take our inmates for medical treatment is at Wake Forest University Medical Center. That is an educational campus. At this present time, according to statutes, the armed detention officers would be committing a felony if they had their firearm on their possession when they were taking the inmates into the hospital. This just rectifies that situation and I believe Representative Stam has an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stam is recognized to send forth an amendment. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stam moves to amend the Bill on page 1, line 5 by rewriting that line to read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, members of the House, Wake county is pleased to host Central Prison. We also have WakeMed, which is a teaching hospital so we need this Bill as well.

Further discussion, further debate on the amendment? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the amendment send forth by Representative Stam for the House Committee Substitute of House Bill 1246. All in favor say, Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed, No. The Ayes have it. The amendment is adopted. Now we're back on the bill as a minute. Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee Substitute, the House bill 1246 as a minute on its second reading. All in favor, say, Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed, No. The Ayes have it. The House Committee Substitute for House Bill 1246 as a minute has passed its second reading. Because the amendment changes the title, it will remain on the calendar. House bill 1250, the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 1250, that bill to provide that air rifles, air pistols and BB guns are not included in the definition of dangerous firearms for certain purposes in the following counties: Anson, Cleveland, Harnett, Stanly and Surry. The General Assembly of North Carolina unites. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stevens, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mister Speaker. The current definition of dangerous firearm are not allowed to be knowingly used by a child under the age of twelve, whether it's loaded or unloaded, unless they have specific permission from a parent. And the second part of this is air rifles, air pistols and BB guns are not dangerous weapons, but if you read the next sentence, except in seventeen counties, and there are five of us that would like to be removed so our young children can have their own BB guns. The counties that will remain in, where BB guns will be dangerous weapons are: Caldwell, Chowan, Caswell, Cumberland, Durham, Forsyth, Gaston, Haywood, Mecklenburg, Stokes, Union and Vance. Thanks for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Harrison, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mister Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I understand the merits of this. This is just equitable treatment of these counties, but, just as a passing matter, I just realize in opposition. I did some research on this, and there averages about twenty thousand injuries a year in our country, three-quarters of whom are children, from these air guns, pellet guns, and BB guns. There are many states that regulate this as the same as firearms, so I don't know that this is a good policy for us. I understand the need for this for these counties that want to be removed from that list, but I would just encourage you to vote no. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stevens, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To see if Representative Harrison would yield for a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the lady yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I think so. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Harrison, did you know and understand that Guildford county is already exempt under this? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, I realize that, and I think that if it were up to me, I'd probably classify all these as dangerous firearms. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of House bill 1250 on its second reading. All in favor say, Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed, No. [SPEAKER CHANGES] No. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Ayes appear to have it. The Ayes do have it. House bill 1250 has passed its second reading, without objection. It will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The General Assembly of North Carolina unites. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of House bill 1250 on its third reading. All in favor say, Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye.[ SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed, No. [SPEAKER CHANGES] No. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Ayes have it. House bill 1250 has passed its third reading, and will be sent to the Senate. House bill 1252, the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 1252, a bill to be entitled an act to make it a class three misdemeanor to make an unneeded ambulance request in Bladon and Columbus counties. The General Assembly of North Carolina unites. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Wilson, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mister Speaker. Ladies and gentleman of the House, This is a request that comes from the County Commissioners of Bladan and Columbus counties, also the Sheriffs' departments of both counties, and the EMS department just asking to join the other counties that already has this in effect. I'll be glad to ask you any questions and ?? your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Waddell, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mister Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I concur with Representative Brisson. This came as a recommendation, a request from Columbus and Bladen.

Speaker: Hands for your support, Speaker Changes: Further discussion and further debate if not request before the house is the passage for house bill 1252 for second reading all in favor of say aye,all oppose no the aye is have it the house bill 1252 pass a second reading without an objection,will be red a third time, Speaker Changes: ?? North Carolina next, Speaker Changes: further discussion further debate if not request before the house is the passage of house bill 1252 on it's third reading all in favor will say aye,all oppose no the aye s have it house bill 1252 passe third reading and it will be send to senate ,house bill 133 the ??, Speaker Changes: senate bill substitute for committee 133 ?? and that could clarify that the ?? Charles Douglas international airport commission is an agency who pin the cit of Sherlock and to extend the Sherlock Douglas international airport over side committee by one year Speaker Changes: representative Samuelson please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: to debate the bill, Speaker Changes: the lady is recognized to debate the bill, Speaker Changes: members we all recall that last year we made a bill ?? and created a new commission that provided over the airport as soon as that happened there was a lawsuit and from the lawsuit the judge said that he would to F I A to issue a document and stating the committee that who holds permission around the airport, Speaker Changes: Representative Samuelson just to make sure that the matter is probably before us the chair understands the before the make bill motion to conquer, Speaker Changes: Sorry Mr speaker i do, Speaker Changes: The chair apologizes ?? the lady is continued to debate the motion, Speaker Changes: thank you,so after the judge told that The F I A said that it needs to clarify that ?? ownership and over side of the airport under the city.The age's office issued a letter on august of last year which they thought clarify that issue and thought that they make it that the city clearly makes the airport provides the over side of the commission.However that didn't result to hit that point in the mean time senator ?? and i come through the city council members ?? in the mean time the North Carolina went o the F I A would you please just decide this ?? on result.So the F I A didn't respond so after that Representative ?? i guess that he is not ?? send a another letter to F I A stating that would you please resolve this issue so the F I A send back the letters that is on your desk and on the back of the letters you'll see they need the clarification that whether the commission is agency of the city or independently second district and secondly was responsible for the key roles in the sponsor and operator so since the original letter from the GAD officer didn't seem to ?? clarify the language that we were ?? so what we have before you is simply clarification about in the language and clearly you'll see and words like half of the city ?? this is still done by the city and override by the city of the commission.The only change we made was to add one year change ?? given all of that i want to restate that we still have the work intent to continue to work with ? even we have some schedule to do so.Is our intend to do all we can resolve this in the meantime nobody wants shipment court over question to clarify with the simple clarification.You all notice that during last week our delegation did work together and the number of cities ?? we continue to work together but on this particular issue we have difference of opinion that urge your support, Speaker Changes: Representative Corney please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: to speak to the conference, Speaker Changes: The lady is recognized to debate the motion Speaker Changes: Thank you Mr.Speaker ladies and gentlemen of the house here we go I'm sorry that this is bad before us,i thought it was gone last year we all did our city council thought that it was and it went to the court we knew that is gonna happen.We all stood on the floor and senate chamber and said that it gonna happen all it did.Well the courts are designed to stop this differences,

Speaker: This is a local issue the unsettled within the courts for local jurisdiction.I will say that member Seth last year this was not taken away from the city.They said that in presenting the bill then to you and now we need to clarify it is not taken away from that city where I'm standing at you asking away today to know that conference reports is because of the process.Yes representative Samuelson spoken that she has stated with in the mayor but it was after the fact it was after the bill found and the have been talking both the ?? could pull this bill today so that further discussions could continue and it's till before us in the letter that you have if you read soon in the forth paragraph it's have ?? the airport sponsor or the state authority considering the creation of the airport authority will ?? the F I A comments on ?? draft legislation prior to ?? the observer the ?? on June 10th ?? but the agents have heard advice to the bill.Now i know that you can stand up and defend and state comments that about who did work plan.The matter of the fact it is we don't need this clarification if the bill indeed last year you have voted fro stated clearly then that it was not under the ?? not losing the authority level airport.So i have ask you to please vote no at concord and let the court work this out, I'm afraid that we are gonna be back here again if the court say we need another question and answer well whose answering at them, this in the bill will also have section 9 you heard about and i know even many of you not concerned about this,you probably would have following the closely the people in the ?? county and the city of Sharl-ow have,it's a sore and it would go way and let the court decide,let's let them put it debate ?? let's stay out of continuing to get into these local issues now we are dealing with many of them now some one know that ?? I'm not gonna go down that road but I'm asking you today not to concord ,our ages office our mayor and our city council and the court continue to decide this to ask you to vote NO to the Concord, Speaker Changes: Representative Alexander please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: The speaker on the motion, Speaker Changes: The gentlemen is recognized to debate the motion, Speaker Changes: Thank you Mr.Speaker, ladies and gentlemen i have been unusually quite during the short session,i stand today to ask to not to vote the concord.The people of ?? county opposed what happened last year the continue to purpose this city council opposed this last year they continue to be opposed and seems hat it only a small ?? who are pushing this at this particular measure is as motion in search of a problem because indeed if the city of Sharl ow is on control of this airport as this measure would propose to re affirm that is nothing that the courts will discover presently or we discover depending upon the point of view but this is one thing ladies and gentlemen i thin that we all are being cognitive.We are now with the general assembly meet we do have the power to become ultimately ?? in the local affairs of every jurisdiction in this state, it is a power that we should be extremely careful of exercising,

...this particular measure that is before us today we do not need to exercise. This is a day when we should have restraint, we should allow the judicial process and the FAA process to move forward and we should relegate this particular measure to the ash bin of history where it belongs. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Glazier, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To briefly debate the motion, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker and although this is very much a Charlotte issue, I rose last time to talk about it from a legal perspective. I don't plan to say much except the prior two bills did result in the lawsuit that was predicted and I'm afraid that we now are getting ready to engage in the litigation hat trick. And because I think, in reading this and the little bit that I am able to understand, that this will actually develop more questions than it answers and because I don't believe it provides the clarity that is needed, because I do believe the courts are now a place to resolve this. For all the reasons that Representative Carney said, I think this is probably a third version that's not going to resolve the problem. Thank you, Mr. Speaker and I would urge members not to concur. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Larry Bell, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I want to speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker and members of the House. I just wanted to make it perfectly clear that because you see my name up here, L. Bell, and Brisson, we did not sponsor this bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] As someone who had the former majority use a bill sponsored by Representative Tillis for a budget technical corrections bill, the Chair sympathizes. Representative Hager, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Guys, we've heard some folks from Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, say this is an issue that they should deal with, but I contend this is an issue that everybody around the Charlotte area ought to be dealing with, not just Charlotte, Mecklenburg but Rutherford County, Gaston County, Lincoln County, Union County, Anson County. All of us should stand up and have a say in this. And I trust our leaders from Mecklenburg County. I've read the bill. I think it's a good bill. I think it affects my area. It's a good motion and I would ask everybody to concur. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Jeter, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I actually, to everyone and all my colleagues, I think we're getting a little bit off base, which is usually my job. Thank you, Skip. Best seatmate in the building. Here's my issue. The FAA sent us a letter, asked us to answer two questions. This bill, if you want to argue the policy, and I have the utmost respect for Representative Alexander, Representative Carney and the other Democrat members of the Mecklenburg delegation. If we want to argue the policy of it, we can argue that. I don't see this bill arguing policy. This bill was a response to a letter from the FAA where they asked us to answer two questions. My guess is if one of the many lawyers in this room had a client and the judge or some agency asked you to answer a question, you're going to answer it. That's what we did. If you don't like the policy decision, that's a different discussion. This is answering two questions by the FAA which further states the airport remains in the city ownership. I don't know what more we could do to make this clearer, to make it easier, and to make this less controversial. We're trying to answer a question. Not to bring up an old issue. Instead we're debating a bill that was passed last year. This is a technical bill. That's what it really is. And I know we use that term a lot. We answered two questions. That's it. Vote yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Samuelson, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the motion a second time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. I'm must going to very quickly go through just some clarifications, not because you all care that much but because the press is listening. The FAA's policy is that airport governance is a local decision and yet in North Carolina we know that many of these kinds of decisions, because of the way we're governed, are actually state decisions. And the ability for the city to have the airport was granted by the state back, I think, in the 1930's. Second paragraph says that the FAA, who would have prefer that their comments be...

Solicited but that’s what the Pittenger letter did. So, Robert Pittenger sent a letter to them, asked them for their comments and they said we need this clarification. It has been implied that somehow another language that we gave was insufficient, so therefore we had to clarify because there was something inadequate about it. The AG ?? sent an original letter and clarified that out language said exactly what we said. So it said we are just clarifying it more because they didn’t like the AG’s letter. Section 9 simply restating the intent that when we pass laws we prefer that they be implemented and then in terms of previous meetings, yes the meeting with Senator Clodfelter is after the effect but we had meetings with the previous mayor and some council members before the fact that we had continued discussions, I urge your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate. If not, the question before the House is the motion to concur in the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 133. All in favor. All oppose, say no. The Ayes appear to have it. Division having been requested, we will go to an electronic vote. The question before the House is the motion to concur in the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 133. All in favor, vote Aye. All opposed, vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote. 75 having voted in the affirmative and 42 in the negative, the House has concurred in the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 133. The bill be enrolled and sent to the governor. The message is not necessary to the governor as it is a local bill. Representative Johnson, Chair understands that the count is complete. The lady has the floor to announce the count. Ladies and Gentlemen, after the count is announced, we will still have to do a voice vote, a roll call vote. So, please remain in your seats. The lady has the floor to announce the result. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank You, Mr. Speaker. I want to say how very proud I am of this body, we only had 4 mistakes and they did not affect the majority of votes and I’d like to make a motion, Mr. Speaker, I move pursuit to general statute 115D-2.1B4 that the House confirm the election of Earnest Pearson to the state board of community colleges to fill a vacancy on the state board of community colleges for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30th 2019. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and Gentlemen, I do want to share with you that Representative Tim Moore had nothing to do with the vote count. Ladies and Gentlemen, again we’re gonna do a viva vote that you vote and followed by an electronic vote. So, please remain in the chamber. All in favor of the election of Earnest Pearson to the state board of community colleges to fill the vacancy on the board of community colleges for the remainder of unexpired term ending June 30th 2019, will say Aye. All opposed will say no. The clerk will record the vote. All in favor will say Aye. All opposed will say no and now at this point we have to confirm electronically. So again, the question to be put, the Ayes have it by the way, the Ayes appear to have it, the Ayes do have it. Now pursuit general statute 115D-2.1B4 that the House confirm the election of Earnest Pearson to the state board of community colleges to fill the vacancy on the state board of community colleges for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30th 2019. . All in favor will vote Aye. All opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. All members wishing to record, please do so. The clerk will let the machine record the vote. 115 having voted in the affirmative and 2 in the negative, the motion passes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is

Please state your purpose, Representative Moore. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a motion for a cab, referral if it's in order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to state his motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, House Bill 1185, Fiscal Integrity Pension Spiking Prevention, move the bill be removed from Committee on Appropriations and calendared pursuant to Rule 36b. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection so ordered. House Bill 183, the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 183, a bill to be entitled An Act to Delay the Transfer Date of a Cleveland County Correctional Facility. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore is recognized for a motion and to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I move that the House concur with the Senate Committee's Substitute to House Bill 183. I will briefly debate this. Mr. Speaker, members, this is a local matter having to do with the transfer of the Cleveland County Correctional Facility. It was closed, I think, about four years ago and there was an agreement reached where the facility would be transferred to the community college there in Shelby, where the college had been teaching inmates for quite awhile a number of skills. The transfer was to be completed by July the 1st of this year but there've been some logistical issues getting in the way of that and so there's been a request to extend that by two years to 2016. I know of no objection and would ask the body's approval. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the motion to concur in the Senate Committee's Substitute for House Bill 183. All in favor vote Aye, all opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will let the machine record the vote. One hundred and seventeen having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative. The House has concurred in the Senate Committee's substitute for House Bill 183. The bill will be enrolled and sent to the Governor. Ladies and gentlemen, the Chair had expanded the voting time to 20 seconds for the purposes of taking up the debate. I have not changed that position until now. Any subsequent votes until we get into maybe any other more intensive measures will now be back to 15 seconds. Notices and announcements. Representative West, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentlemen is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Environment Committee will meet tomorrow at 12 noon in Room 643. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Jones, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Health and Human Services Committee will meet in Room 544 15 minutes after session today. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stone, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, the Committee on State and Local Government will meet tomorrow at noon in Room 1228. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Boles, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for a point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, I'd like to remind everyone that this week the ladies are in Pinehurst at the U.S. Open and I talked to Mr. Jones earlier today and the attendance for Friday was 52,000 people. Saturday was 53,620 and Sunday was 50,748. Saturday with 53,620 was the fourth largest attendance in the U.S. Open history. The Governor was down all week. Secretary Decker was down all week and I encourage everyone if you want see a nice golf, this weekend would be a great time to come back to Pinehurst and we welcome everybody back to Moore County. It's a great asset to the State of North Carolina and we look forward to seeing everybody. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Howard, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make an announcement, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Finance Committee will meet in the morning at 8:30 in Room 544. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Collins, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The state personnel members, you should have gotten an e-mail this afternoon. We will be meeting tomorrow at noon.

In room 544 the three bills we'll be hearing are on your email, so check that email. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen of the house, just for your planning purposes tomorrow, Representative Moore will be putting forth a motion to adjourn to reconvene at 10 am tomorrow. We will come in simply ??, there will be no votes taken, so that we can potentially refer bills after committee meetings earlier or after the opening of the session at 10 AM. We will then come back at 3 pm to take up any matters that may be on the calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further notices and announcements? Representative Jones, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement? [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? Jones recognized for an announcement [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Health and Human Services Committee meeting scheduled for today is cancelled. [speaker changes] Further notices and announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES] We have one over here. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore is recognized, wait if the gentleman will ??. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The House Committee on Judiciary Sub-committee C, will meet tomorrow at 10 AM in 415 ??. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further notices and announcements? Representative Moore is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I move the subject to the ratification of rules, messages from the senate, committee reports, conference reports - we refer all bills and resolutions to the appointment of ?? introduction of bills and resolutions and modifications to the calendar. If the house do now adjourn to reconvene on Wednesday June 18th, 2014 at 10 o'clock AM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Tim Moore moves, seconded by Representative Robert Raleigh. The house do now adjourn subject to the ratification of bills and resolutions ?? messages from the senate, committee reports, conference reports - we refer all bills and resolutions appointment of ?? and modifications to the calendar to reconvene on Wednesday June 18th at 10 AM. All those in favor say "aye". [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] all those opposed "no". ??, the house stands adjourned.