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Senate | July 15, 2015 | Chamber | Senate Session

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Senate will come to order, Sergeant at Arms close the doors, members get to their seats. Members and guests in the gallery we ask you please silence all the electronic devices. Senator's leading the Senate in prayers with Reverend Peter Milner, Senator Chaplin, all members and guests in the gallery will please stand. Well lets pray, Father of all,  all of you, amazed at your beauty, your intelligent design and how you engage us on every level of our being beyond words from the affections of our hearts toward you inspired by your wisdom, help our Senators to strive to ensure that their thoughts, words and deeds glorify You. May our law makers not forget that You are an ever help in times of trouble that you always stand ready eager to deliver those that call on your name it's in the majestic name of Jesus that we pray, Amen. Senator Berger is recognized for a motion. Thank you Mr. President. The journal of Tuesday, July 14th 2015 has been examined, it's found to be correct. I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and then stand approved as written. Senators let's come to order. Without objection the journal for July 14th stands approved as written. We have a leave of absence granted today for Senator Mcguinnes, we also have two nurses of the day with us today Cathleen Shields of Charlotte and Diana Dee Dee Reagan of Jacksonville, North Carolina with us. If you'll please stand and be recognized thanks for serving us today. Senators upon the motion of Senator Rick Gunn of Alamance county the chair is happy to extended courtesy's of the gallery to his wife Gayle Gunn and there close Windy Lanford as they were the driving force today behind the tomato sandwich today, if you're with us please stand and be recognized. Upon the motion of Senator Smith Ingram of Martin county the chair is happy to extend courtesy's of the gallery to Mayor Tommy Robertson, Mayor Protem[sp?] L. R Charson[sp?] and town manager Erica of Williamson, North Carolina in Martin county, if you're with us please stand and be recognized. Stand upon the motion of Senator Glen Jackson of Samson county the chair is happy to send courtesy's of the gallery to the 2015 North Carolina Watermelon Queen, Carmen Honeycutt and the Watermelon Queen coordinator Sharon Rodgers If you please stand and be recognise. Congratulations and thank you for joining us. Mr. President. Senator Apodaca motion relative to today's calendar. Senator Apodaca you have the floor for the motions. Thank you Mr. President, house bill 59 clarifies the report it's on today's counter ask to be removed and placed on tomorrow's calendar. Without objection so ordered.  Ratification of bills, the Clerk will read. Enrolled Bills. The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills duly ratified for presentation to the Governor: Senate Bill 654,  AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE WILMINGTON URBAN AREA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE ORGANIZATION PURSUANT TO THE TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR OFFICIAL MAP ACT AND TO CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR OFFICIAL MAP ACT. House Bill 39,  AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR THE ILLEGAL OPERATION OF AMUSEMENT DEVICES AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO STUDY THE REGULATION OF THE OPERATION OF ZIP-LINES. House Bill 376,  AN ACT AMENDING THE RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE TO MODERNIZE DISCOVERY OF EXPERT WITNESSES AND CLARIFYING EXPERT WITNESS COSTS IN CIVIL ACTIONS. House Bill 766, AN ACT AMENDING THE EXEMPTION FOR USE OR POSSESSION OF HEMP Useful possession of Himp extract, and permitting the use of Himp extract as an alternative treatment for intractable epilepsy without participating in a pilot study and repealing the epilepsy alternative treatment act in 2021. Do we've any reports of standing committees? Senator Carmen for what purpose do you rise?   Mr. President to send forth the committee report. You can send forth your report senator. Clerk will read. Senate Carmen for the Education Higher Education Committee submits the passage. House Bill 561 committee substitute number one, school system are  illegal proceeding favorable. House bill 390 committee substitute number one, Beaufort County,

cc Washington County, title Beaufort County, cc Washington County. House Bill 561 and House Bill 390 calendar. Senator Daniels for the purpose do you rise? To send forth the community report. You can send forth your report. Senator? The Clerk will read.   Senator Daniels, the transportation committee submits the passage House Bill 6, committee substitute number one auto-cycle destination and regulation favorable. House bill 492, Rutherford City, Rutherford Airport Authority also favorable. Senator Daniels, transportation committee submits the passage, Senate Bill 509, unfavorable as the bill but favorable as community substitute bill titled, Public Authority weight and Permit Plates. House bill 6 and 509 come under House Bill 492 finance Senator Wade what purpose do you rise? To send forth the Community Report. You can send forward your Community Report Senator, the clerk will read. Senator Wade [xx] environmental natural resources committees permits the passage, House Bill 166 committee substitute number one. Unfavored committee substitute bill number one, [xx] substitute bill. Cape three water resources availability study correction of House Bill 186 committed substitute number one. House Bill 186 calendar. Do you any other reports to standing committee that will take us right into our calendar starting with local bills second reading House Bill 58, clerk will read. House Bill 58. Certain counties share food purchases. We're having a discussion on debate? Hearing none question before the senate Mr. President. Senator McKissick for what purpose do you rise?   To speak with the person who is advocating for this bill Senator Gandy, you have a question? I do. Senator Gandy, I've received an e-mail about this bill and certainly other bills here that express in their words to me that they thought they're would exemptions that were being created that those entities who would now be making this food purchases, would no longer have to comply with requirements as a release to outreach for minorities authority in women on businesses which may in fact be unintended aspect of what's being proposed here but, I hate to put you on this blank because I know you're not the bill's sponsor, but are you familiar with the precise waivers that would occur as a result of this and to the extent to which there'd be no longer be a requirement to comply with traditional requirements in terms of outreach to minority in women on businesses? Mr. President. What I can tell you Senator Michaux is that what this statute would do is as I say exempt to certain county sheriff that have come to us and asked us to allow them to purchase locker for their detention facilities without complying with the formal and informal bidding process. I also would like to let you know that this is exactly how our public schools are set up now. They also were not required to comply with the requirements under statute and can in fact purchase locally. So, this is just extending this to certain Sheriffs' Departments who have at their request of these departments and their county commissioners have come to us and asked us to allow them. They have found that in my case, in my particular county the saving about being able to get out under the guidance of the county commissioners over $100, 000 to be able to provide a better service for these detentions centers, better quality and their doing that at a competitive price to save the county money. So it is friendly with our local school systems now. Mr. President can I ask a follow up question? Senator Gun are you up for follow up? I will. Senator Gun obviously this bill and so the others have fall with the local bills and I normally don't have any objections to local bills, but since that email was sent to me and I think probably other members have also received it. Well, you've any promise of  catching the third reading so we can get some clarity on this, I've no reason not to support these local bills. This one and the others that follow that are similar in scope and nature but I think I would be good to get that particular [xx] and answer since it has been raised Mr. President Senators, I hesitate to do that because of the

alert notice the counties that have asked us to do this. They range from all sizes they rank from all location, all demographics, this was a local request that has come to us. I feel like we need to support this opportunity to help out locally, provide good service, good food, one thing I also would like to mention in this group is actually the school of government suggested to us in writing that the school of government said that the Geoffrey contract with our local market that was provided this appears legal under provision of service contract. So, I really do believe that we've covered our basis on the asses of the local bill and I would prefer us not to do that. Mr. President. Senator McKissick did you. Speak on the bill? You have the floor to speak to the bill. Obviously this is a local bill we often extend courtesies to each of our members here to support those efforts to come forward and only occasionally raise objections, since there have been some concerns raised to me about this bill and others to follow, I would like to get some clarity about the statutory scope of it, so we can have that before us and if there are other unintended consequences perhaps it can be tweaked an appropriate time, I would like to object the third reading for the bill, and I intend to support it at this time but hope that that clarity could be provided before tomorrow. Senator for what purpose do you rise?   To speak on the bill. Senator you have the floor to speak to the bill. First of all I object to Senator McIssick's objection, the third reading. And secondly this is a local bill. I don't know how many times we've objected the third reading on local bill has nothing to do with as most of your objections Senator McKissick, have something to do with somebody else's locality, I always say that we're going to buy locals if we can, at the best price we can, from whomever we can nothing wrong with that. Senator Floyd for what purpose do you rise? To speak to the bill. Senator Floyd you have the floor to speak to the bill. Thank you Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, the Senate I was not a part of this committee, you're right, it is a local bill but we are all being asked to vote on it. June statute 143-129 is a state biding requirement. We are exempting this folks from bidding out these food contract services outside of an emergency, I'm not aware of anytime that is a good idea not to get more than one price. What are we doing here this afternoon by giving these folks this kind of a authority I think in my opinion, we're serving them up to create waste, forward and abuse. I can't support it. Senator Gunn, for what purpose do you rise? May I speak to the bill? Senator Gunn you have the floor to speak to the bill Thank Senator Ford I would like to maybe share a little light on that, I know I can only speak for my county but I think this would probably be shared with the mini counties with the 26 counties in the three bills that have elected to do this, they are continuing to bid. Not only are they bidding and have the right to bid on any national level they want as our general statute now requires they also are bidding locally along with that and they're bidding local people against each other. When I seat here and look at us doing a $1.17 for per meal from a local vendor and the closest thing that they had was a $1.41, I've got to feel pretty good about it, we've been very responsible of money and tax payer money in the county and these county commissioners are going to be held accountable so I would have to respect or disagree with the good senator that in essence, this is actually making things more competitive. Senator Apodaca for what purpose do you rise? Senator Gunn yield a question. Senator Gunn do you yield? I will Senator Gunn did I hear you and your talk about this bill say it's already done in school systems? Yes sir, that's correct Thank you, will Senator Hise yield to a question? Senator Hise do you yield. I will yield. Senator Hise I looked down on the additional bills and I see one by representative Presnell. You have to know the gender of Representative Presnall?  Representative Presnell is female. Thank you Senator Brian did you want to speak? I have a question for the bill, Senator Gunn do you yield? Yes, sir.

I'm getting hungry though. I'd love a local tomato. Do you want me to pay us [xx]? You got any white bread over there, Senator? May I ask the question? You have the floor, Senator. Okay. Thank you. I was wondering if we know what requirements there are for these local sheriffs' offices? If they are going to be complying with state requirements under the two statutes that we are alleviating them from, then what requirements govern their purchases? Are there any that we know off legally or are they just completely left to their own devices and discretion with this contract? I will once again speak for what we do locally in Alamance since this was originally a bill that would originate in Alamance. The local negotiated contracts in our particular case have the right of the county commissioner but let me reemphasize the question I answered for senator Apodaca our school system are doing this now Follow up. Senator Gideon do you yield for follow up Do you now compare what requirement the school systems have locally for this kind of contracts and the staff and the process of preparing this local bills or preparing for them to get heard the staff providing the information about whether there are laws that cover all the local areas at some level where they have some kind of legal requirement I, am not familiar with how the elcsco[sp?] systems do their bidding one more follow up Sen. Do you yield? I do the staff providing any information to you in preparing for this about whether their are requirements locally covering all the other counties. Senator what staff did was explained What this bill would do in exempting the detention centers and the counties that have requested it from the bidding process that is currently in place. Senator Brown, what point do you rise? Vote to speak to the bill. Senator Brown you have the floor. Since my county is in it. I think what Senator Gunn is trying to do is, on the local level I think they're trying to be as or find a way to be as competitive and save as much money as possible in each of this cases whether it's just the school systems or the jails. I feel pretty confident that if it gets to the point that they can't save dollars at the local level, they will take advantage of the bidding process. This just gives them another option to be competitive on saving dollars for that particular county. If you look at the counties in the bill, I don't know how you can be more divorced than the counties that are included in this particular bill. So, again I think it's a situation where counties feel like that they can get a better price locallly and just like for a competitive bid. Sen. Cook, for what purpose do you rise? To debate the bill. You have the floor, Senator. I just want to point out that half of the eight counties I represent called in support of this bill. Beaufort, Dare Currituck have all called to tell me that they support this. This is a good thing. I hope you will agree with me and support this bill Sen. Wade, for what purpose do you rise? To ask Sen. Davis a question if he will. Who do you ask the question to, Senator. Sen. Davis JIm Davis? Jim Davis. Sen. Davis, do you yield? I do. Thank you. Sen. Davis, I believe have this in local government. I believe you did ask a question or we did have a question in there about whether a local sheriff could be giving special to one of his distributors or friends. Do you recall the answer to that? It has to be part of a competitive bidding process thank you, Sen. Davis. Sen. Ford, for what purpose do you rise? To see if Sen. Davis will yield for a question. Sen. Davis, do you yield? Is this Davis?   Yes, sir. The good looking Davis. I didn't want to use race. I'm comfortable with mine. You have the floor, Senator. Thank you. Senator, if you could provide a little bit more clarity for me as it relates to what you mean by there is a bidding when clearly the bill states that they are exempt

from having to bid out this service. And that's the heart burn that I have when you have folks who are in charge of procurement over millions of dollars worth of contracts, my opinion is, sir, that we set people up, we set citizens up, for failure by creating an environment where abuse, waste and fraud can happen when you don't have bidding requirements, please clarify your answer. May I speak to that? Coming from an experience of 10 years of being a County Commissioner in Local Government, I have great faith in local government and their ability to address problems of great magnitude, I came here not with the delusion that all wisdom and knowledge emanated from this chamber, we have a lot of great folks, these bills, these three bills in campus at broad spectrum geographically, politically in our state and all these counties and these sheriffs want to do is to be able to purchase meals for their inmates at a competitive price, and I think they can do that and anybody is able to offer a bid to be able to supply those meals for these individuals. They have the ability to do that, they have to answer to the local tax payers and I don't see how you can get better than that and for us to presume that legislation that we pass here is going to take care of all of the potential for fraud and abuse is living in candyland we can't even do that here and so I'm a strong supporter of these three bills only because I have faith in the individuals in these local governments to do the best that they can do for their citizens and if they don't, the voters can throw them out just like they care us. Mr. President. Senator Ford for what purpose do you rise?  Speak a second time. Senator Ford you have the floor to speak a second time. Part of General Statute 1.3-129 is an advertising requirement. As a former small business owner and who has bid public contracts before, folks that's important, I think you're well intended here but if you're truly being sincere about wanting to have small business participation, you would require this folks to at least provide notice. I think we are doing a bad thing this afternoon I think it's well intended, but the consequences I think are too great for the citizens of this state, and ladies and gentlemen I can't support it. Senator Gun, for the purpose of your eyes. Speak briefly a second time. Senator Gun you have the floor speak a second time. I just would like to leave you with this four-way bird, I just kind of wonder based on this dialogue today, maybe it's time for somebody to run an amendment, and maybe it's time for the LEAs also not to be able to do that, maybe it's time for us just to let them not be able to buy local either. Is that what we really want to do? I think these run together, I think this is a great bill and I ask for your support. Do we have any further discussion or debate. Senator Robinson for the purpose of your eyes. To speak on the bill. Senator Robinson, you have the floor to speak to the bill I too represent Guilford County maybe one of, and certainly one or three but I do represent them and I talk to county commissioners there who said they did not vote to support this, and I know that apart from small businesses in Guilford County there of the issues for them is the ability to be on contracts from the city and the county and this is about 233 small businesses that represent all races, men and women and it is important as Senator Ford said for people to have knowledge and to have the advertisement to be [xx] only these maybe small contracts, but for small businesses they are of some in terms of income, and so I think it's important especially since the, I was not here where we did the MWP requirement for the state, but I think that it's foolish for us to throw that out in terms beginning to erode this kinds of contracts, if we begin with this one, we'll continue with the next one, and the next one, and the next and for those county commissions I have talked to in Guilford County, they do not support this. Any further discussion or debate. Senator Apodaca for what purpose do you rise? Speak on the bill. Senator Apodaca has the floor to speak on the bill. Thanks Mr. President, members, you know we're not doing anything particularly new here, it's already been done with our school

systems, we're not talking about no bid contracts parking lots in Charlotte, we're talking about local governments bidding out to local merchants and suppliers. I think this is a good deal and I ask for your support. Do we have any further discussion or debate? Hearing none. Question for the senate is passage of committee substitute House bill 58 on its second reading, on favor of vote aye opposed of vote no five seconds be allowed for the voting, clerk will record the vote. 39 having voted in the affirmative, and 10 in the negative, committee substitute House bill 58 passes its second reading, Senator McKissick is objecting to third reading it will remain on the calendar. House bill 236, clerk will read House bill 236, certain county purchasing [xx] Do we have any discussion or debate? hearing none the question before the senator is the passage of the committee substitute to Hose Bill 236 on its second reading. All in favor vote Aye, oppose vote No, five seconds before the voting, the clerk will record the vote [xx] Robinson know Wadel, aye  41 haven't gotten the affirmative Mr. President, I was trying to change my vote to no Senator O'brien changes her vote, Senator Wadale changes her vote to no  I change my vote to no Changes her vote to no anybody else want to change their vote? Kept the thrid reading at the appropriate time  38 having voted in the affirmative and 11 in the negative may substitute the house bill passes its second reading, Senator Mccaskill objects the third reading, it will remain on the calendar. House Bill 312, clerk will read. House bill 312, certain counties share food purchases. Do you have any discussion to debate? Hearing none, the questions to the passage of the   Question Yes Senator Curtis, for what purpose do you rise? I contest forth in amendment please Senator Curtis you can send forward your amendment the clerk will read. It's on the dashboard. Senator Curtis moves to amend the bill. Senator Curtis is recognized to speak to the amendment This amendment just adds Lincoln County to the list of counties participating in this program. Any discussion or debate on the amendment? Hearing none, the question for this senate is adoption of amendment one. All in favor vote aye, those opposed no. Five seconds be allowed for the voting, the clerk will record the vote. Woodard aye. 45 having voted the affirmative and 4 in the negative, amendment one is adopted as amended is back before the body, is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none the question before the Senate is the passage of committee substitute to House Bill 312 as amended on its second reading, all in favor will vote aye, the opposed will vote no, five seconds be allowed for voting, the clerk will record the vote. Apodaca aye, Rucho aye. 39 having voted in the affirmative and 10 in the negative.committee substitute to the House Bill 312 passes its second reading. Senator Mackess[sp?] objects the third reading and it will remain on the calendar. Mr. President, I'd like to change my vote to No. Senator Lowe changes his vote to No on the last vote, Senator Van Duyn your microphone is on you might want to turn that off. The last vote count was 38 to 11. Moving on to Public Bill, second reading House Bill 254, the clerk will read. House Bill 254, Protect National Guard reemployment rights. Senator Suchak is recogniZed to speak to the bill. Thanking Mr. President. Right now in North Carolina, if you're a citizen, you serve in the national guard, you've certain re-employment rights. If you're deployed, certain things your employer has to give you the benefit of the doubt for not discriminated against. So, what happens is if you're in North Carolina and you're serving in a national guard of another state, there are several reasons for this, it's not that common, but if it does happen you don't share the same protections. Now what this simply says is, if you're a citizen of North Carolina serving the National Guard whether it's a North Carolina or anywhere else you can't be discriminated employment wise for that reason alone, and I urge your support. Do we've any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage of of house bill 254 in a second reading. All in favor vote aye, opposed no. Five seconds to be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote. Clark. Aye. Briant. Aye. 49 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, house bill 254 passes it's second reading without objection and will be read a third time. North Carolina general assembly enact. Any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the quest before the senate is the passage of House Bill on its third reading all in favour say aye, opposed no. The ayes have it. House bill 254 passes its third reading, it will

be enrolled and sent to the governor. House bill 341 clerk will read House bill 341 controls substance amount and other drugs Senator [xx[recognized to explain the bill. Thank you Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen, the senate bill 341 has several drugs to a  list of controlled substances, Senator Brown and I several years ago be here for the child [XX] task force, introduced the Bill, that listed a long list of drugs that some of you may be familiar with that were sold in convenience stores [xx]. This was a very serious problem in the senator brown with the military et-cetera, we passed that bill in 2011. These drugs have our potential for abuse and that's exactly what was happening. This bill enhances most of these drugs are coming from China and it's a sad day when things such as these because they have done such destructive damage to our youth. The one drug that has been in particular in [xx] has killed several people in America or in the United States. The department of justice, the conference of DAs and the Sheriff's association are all in agreement with this and I would urge your support and I'm thinking Senator [xx] Thank you senator. Senator Banger for the purpose of your eyes. I too speak on the bill. You have the floor senator. Thank you ladies and gentlemen of the senate. It is absolutely true, this particular drug this embalm has no legitimate purpose. Over 20 people have died from it's use in the United States and sadly share with you one of those was my constituent. I invited his family to come today and they tried real hard to be here but their hard working folks and couldn't get off from work, and so they did send me this Email and I would like to share just a few words with you. Thank you for inviting us and let the Senate know how much they appreciate this work. The husband was hopeful to be able to switch his night so he could be here but he wasn't able to, this bill is very important to us and something that we've been hoping for since we lost our Timothy, and so I ask you to vote yes for this in memory of Timothy [xx], thank you. Have any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the senate is passage House Bill 341 on the second reading all in favor will vote aye, oppose vote no, five seconds be left for the voting, clerk to record the vote [xx] [xx] having voted in affirmative and zero in the negative, house bill 341 passes it's second reading without objection be read a third time. North Carolina general assembly enacts. Any discussion or debate? hearing none, the question for the senate is the passage of House Bill 341 on its third reading all in favor will say aye, Aye! Oppose no. The ayes have it House Bill 341 passes its third reading, it will be rolled and sent to the governor. Senator Apodaca for what purpose do you rise? Send forth committee report out of order You can send forward your committee report out of order senator, clerk read Senator Apodaca, pension retirement and aging committee submits for passage. House Bill 277, committee substitute number one, Retirement Administrative Changes Act of 2015, favorable. House Bill 264. Unfavorable as the Bill but favorable as Committee Substitute Bill. Community college for rotary plan. House Bill 276 Community substitute number one unfavorable as to committee subscript bill number one the fellow ask two senate substitute bill agency Participation Procedure Act of 2015 House Bill 264, 276, 277 calendar. Moving back to our calendar on Public Bills. 2nd reading House Bill 512 clerk will read. House bill house 512 amend clarified backup PSAP requirements. Senator Page is recognized to explain the bill Thank you Mr. President, another acronym PSAP. I'm sure you all are interested in what that means, I'm going to tell you, Public Safety Answering Points. It used to be the dispatch office at the sheriff's office. Each PSAP must have a backup for emergency calls, or be working on one to be operational by July 1st 2016. It started off with a request from my

county for us to help, Pitt County for us to take a look at, see if there's not some relief that the counties that can have to this requirement, and so a bill was crafted out, house bill 512 delays the implementation if substantial progress is on the way. The bill also tasks the state 911 board to increase monetary saving such as bold purchasing et cetera for governing words to fit out these PSAPs that are being constructed  therefore saving the states and the citizens a good deal of money Finally house bill 512 was amended into senate J1 committee to clarify that counties can't double-charge 911 fees to citizens of municipalities without specific contracts between county and municipality at this time Mr. President I'll like to send forth an amendment to clarify some of the language in section four of the bill. Thank you senator, the clerk will read. Senate Paide moves to amend the bill. Senator Paide is recognized to explain the amendment. Thank you Mr. President, with this amendment the counties the association of county commissioners and also the league of municipality are in complete agreement on how this should proceed and the adoption of the amendment. Do we have any discussion or debate on the amendment? Hearing none the question before the senate is the adoption of amendment one, all in favor will vote aye, opposed will vote no, five seconds will be allowed for the voting clerk to record the vote. 49 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative amendment one is adopted the bill as amended as back before the body, do we have any further discussions or debate on the bill Senator McKissick for what purpose do you rise? Sent forth an amendment You can send forward your amendment senator clerk will read Senator McKissick move to amend the bill Senator McKissick is recognized to explain the amendment This is a simple amendment not only says for those counties [xx] getting the existing deadline that's a 911 board will grant them distinctions but will also get some outside [xx] they should have their plan ready it is in deed what July 1, 2017 the sponsors the house support this amendment 911 board support the amendment association of counties supports the amendment, I have spoken with Senator Patton, he's also in support of this amendment so I would ask for your support. Every discussion debate amendment two? Hearing none question before the senate is adoption amendment two, all in favor will vote aye, oppose will vote no, five second be allowed for the voting clerk will record the vote 48 having voted in the affirmative and one in the negative amendment two is adopted and the bill as amendment is back before the body, do we have any discussion or debate on the bill? hearing none the question before the senate is the passage of senate committee substitute house bill 512 as amendment on the second reading, all in favor will vote aye, oppose will vote no five second be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote 48 having voted in the affirmative and one in the negative. Senate Committee Substitute, the House Bill 512 as amended, passes its second reading without objection North Carolina [XX] Disc, ssion of debate, [XX] is the passage of the senate committee substitute House Bill 512, action be read a third time is amended on its third reading. All in favor say I. I. All those no. The I's have it. {xx] 512, as amended passes its third reading. The amendment will be engrossed, and be sent to the House concurrent senate committee substitute and that raps up our calendar for today. Do we have any notices or announcements? Senator Newton for what purpose do you rise?   An announcement. Senator Newton you have the floor for an announcement Colleagues there will be a J1 meeting tomorrow at the 10 o'clock hour in its normal place. Be on the look out for the bills will be noticed, thank you Any other notices or announcements? Senator Gunn, for what purpose do you rise? I just want a personal privilege. You have the floor senator Yes, I just want to say that I hope everybody enjoyed the tomato sandwiches today, as I had mentioned, they came from Isle Farms. Isle Farms is, was the 2013 conservation family farm of the year, those tomatoes were literally and hanging on vines doing their last ripening before they arrive for food in our bellies today also thought it was kind of cool that you'd like to know that Ashley Farms has been in their family doing some type of harvesting of our great agricultural products that are available in our State since 1790. So she was delighted when I went out to pick them up or to order them, she was on her tractor it's really

a cool story, you'd love to see family farms flourish like that. The only other one thing that I would like to comment, and it's a little bit disturbing and I hate to bring it before this Body, but Senator Ford does not have a tomato on his desk and Senator Bingham has two so that I'd point that out. There it is. Senators the chair would also like to take this moment for point of personal privilege to recognize our reading clerk [xx] today is his birthday, please join me in wishing Mr. [xx] a happy birthday Is there any further business, come before the senate, now the chair recognizes Senate Burger for a motion. Thank you Mr. President. I move the senate do now adjourn subject to disband the stipulations set forth in senate rule 24.1, ratification of bills, reporting of [xx] receipt of committee reports and receipt of house messages to reconvene on Thursday July 16 2015 at 12:00 PM. The motion of the senator now adjourns of you to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger to reconvene Thursday July 16th at 12:00 PM seconded by senator Gunn all in favor say Aye, opposed No, the Ayes have it and the senate stands adjourned.