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House | July 13, 2015 | Chamber | House Session

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The house will come to order, members will take their seats, visitors will retire from the chamber. The Sergeant at Arms will close the doors, members and visitors are asked to please silence all electronic devices. This evening prayer will be offered by Bilmore Assistant Sergeant at Arm. Visitors and any guest in the gallery asked to please stand for the prayer and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. Thank you Mr. Speaker and in just a few moments we're going to face this flag, and we'll pledge our allegiance to this flag, this gland old flag but we're also going to do one other thing, we are going to state that we put our trust in God. To make this a great country and if you listen to the news right now especially over the last weeks and months It seems like there are a lot of things that want to divide this country, but I think God has a different plan. So right now I'd like to read a passage to you from the book of Ephesians, and this are God's words through the Apostle Paul. As a prisoner for The Lord, then I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle. Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace. There's one body and one spirit. Just as you were called to one hope as you were called one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is overall and through all and in all. But to each one of us Grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. And now as we pray I want to use Paul's words to the Church in Ephesus, let us pray. For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom this whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen, power through His Spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love may have power to gather with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. And to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the Church and in the Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen. Amen. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God and indivisible with liberty and justice for all. The gentleman from Gaston, Representative Towbid is recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker, the Journal for July 2nd has been examined and found to be correct. I move it to be approved as written. Representative Torbett moves that the journal for July 2nd be approved as written. Those in favor will say I, I! Those oppose no, the I's have it. The journal is approved is written, ratification of bills and resolution the clerk will read.  The [xx] report to following bills [xx]. House bill 273 an act to qualify the provisions regarding [xx], prosecution and conditional discharge for convictions of age and [xx] felonies, and misdemeanors undistracted centers do not apply to convictions of impaired driving to clarify offenses involving driver cannot be exposed and to modify the law concerning reduced sentencing hearing must be held in District Court, or [xx] convictions of which the appeal Superior Court has been withdrawn, and the following bill duly ratified properly in road and prepare for presentation to the Office of the Secretary of State. House Bill 467, an act that expanded the category of individuals who maybe appointed to county medical examiners in Cleveland County. Chapter Bills been noted. Members would have a courtesy of the gallery [xx] we're a packed House tonight, but this night we have Mary Bass and Don Mark who are the wife and father-in-law of Bill Bass, our Assistant Sergeant at Arms who did our invocation tonight. Would you all please stand so we could welcome you with us this evening. Thank you. Maddam clerk do we have any committee reports,

message is no the senate clerk will read House Bill 39, Labor/Up Amusement Device Penalties. Calendar for tomorrow. House Bill 376, civil procedures modernized explicit discovery.  Calendar for tomorrow. House bill 766 [xx] CDB old statute.  Calendar for tomorrow. House bill 823 establish [xx] council on rare diseases. Calendar for Wednesday. Normally we would introduce our pages tonight, but pages we are going to wait and do it tomorrow when all of the members are here, this evening what this is, this is a often called a skeleton session or a no vote session Members, well as you can see most of folks aren't here this evening but everyone will be here tomorrow because we have no official business to to tap take up any recorded votes to take up this evening. We'll make sure we introduce you properly tomorrow, but thank you for being with us this evening. And members we are joined for our short session of the day with our doctor of the day, Doctor Richard Adamon from right here in Riley. Dr Adamon, thank you for being here with us sir. We appreciate it. For what purpose does the gentleman from Scotland, Representative Pierce rise? Mr. Speaker just a moment of personal privilege from member state. The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Well come back, glad to see you. I had an opportunity over the weekend to celebrate with one of the ministers there in Scotland County, Reverend H. E Edwards who's been in the Ministry for over 70 years. He's from Maxim, North Carolina, has a great resume of things that he has accomplished during those 70 years and in fact he's still pastoring but it was a grand celebration, I just want to share that with the members and I told his family and friends and the church that I would mention his name on the floor today to recognize him for his continued walk in sharing the gospel and being a great community person doing a lot things for people sometimes that people forget but we're glad to know there is record on high and there's another day coming with all that will be remembered, I just wanted to call his name today, Reverend Dr. H. E. Evans, 70 years of sharing the Gospel Ministry in Robertson County. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Sir. Members it's good to see everyone back again I hope everyone enjoyed the recess we had. I know a lot of folks I've seen from notices, notes and what not around, I know a lot of people were back working round the state in their districts I think Representative Speciale was dressed as the patriot during the July 4th celebrations down in his part of the state, and I know folks were around and they probably had an opportunity to get back in their districts, I hope that was a time well spent and productive. Notices and announcements? Clerk is recognized for announcements? House Committee on Appropriations, Agriculture, and Natural and Economic Resources will meet Tuesday, July 14th at 8:30 A. M. In 421. For what purpose does the gentleman from Henderson, Representative McGrady rise? For an announcement. Gentleman is recognized for an announcement. The subcommittee of Judiciary be related to the mis-classification of jobs bill, we'll in fact meet tomorrow at 1:00 PM, it'll just be, we're not going to take action on that bill but we're going to try to [xx] that some of the issues and so it's in the same moments judiciary B regularly meets. Further notices and announcements? Now the gentleman from Gaston. Mr. Speaker just one brief announcement. Gentleman is recognized for an announcement.coming up, we can [xx] bright and early in the morning at the appropriations part of transportation 8:30 1228. Any further announcements? If not the gentleman from Gaston, Representative Torbett is recognized for motion. Thank you Mr. Speaker. I move the House to now adjourn to reconvene Tuesday, July 14th at 2:00 P. M. Representative Torbett moves seconded by Representative that the House do now adjourn to reconvene Tuesday, July 14th at 2:00 P. M. Those in favor will say aye? Those opposed no? The ayes have it. We stand adjourned.