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House | August 19, 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 door. Members and visitor will please silence all electronic devices. The prayer will be offered by Representative Gale Adcock, members and guests in the gallery would still stand, and remain standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Let us pray. Be present oh Lord to our prayers, that in all the successive changes of time we may ever be strengthened by your unchangeableness. Dispel for us this hour the multiple distractions of the world, that we may be able with quiet minds to receive the prompting promptings of your still small voice. Grant us the peace of knowing your everlasting love and grace. Today Oh Lord, we pray especially for our nation's soldiers, grant that they may be brave in battle, high- hearted in hardship, dauntless in defeat and gentle in victory. Be with all those who have trained themselves in times of peace to serve our country in the day of war. Give them endurance and self control, skill and courage in the duty before them. We pray all this in your Holy name. 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, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. Gentleman from Johnston, Representative Daughtry, is recognized Mr. Speaker the journal for August 18th has been examined and found to be correct. I move that it be approved as written. Representative Daughtry moves that the journal for August 18th be approved as written. Those in favor will say aye, those opposed, no. The ayes have it, and the journal is approved as written. chapter bills will be noted, moving to reports of standing committees, Representatives Blust and Jordan chairs of the community on judiciary number two, are recognized to send forth a committee report the court will suspend Alright judiciary number two report [xx] who reads Representatives [xx] show it to committee report, save your six, six 675, the member for [xx] the bill is referred to the community rules [xx] 661 by the names committee substitute unfavorable original bill. Original bill on favorable calendar, committee substitute is re-referred to the committee on rules, calendar and operations of the house SB 127, Personal Services Contracts/PED Favorable to House Committee Substitute, Unfavorable to Senate Committee Substitute. Senate Committee Substitute Unfavorable, calendar. House Committee Substitute re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations. Senate Bill 671, DL Restoration/DWI Treatment Court, Favorable House Committee Substitute, Unfavorable to Senate Committee Substitute number 2, and re-referred to Finance. Senate Committee Substitute number 2 Unfavorable calendar, House Committee Substitute forward to the Committee on Finance. House Bill 799,  Zoning Changes to Historical Preservation Procedures Favorable Committee Substitute number 2, Unfavorable Committee Substitute number 1.committee Substitute number 1 Unfavorable calendar, Committee Substitute number 2, calendar pursuant to Rule 36B. Representatives Davis and Floyd,

Chairs of the Committee on Local Government are recognized to send forward a committee report, the Clerk will read. Representative Davis and [xx] Local Government Committee Report, Senate Bill 304, Administration of Local Sign Program, Federal House Committee Substitute, on favorable reasonable bill on [xx] of transportation.   Original  bill on favorable calendar has committee substitute is re-referred to the committee of transportation BLANK Representative [xx] Chair of the Committee on judiciary number one is recognized to send forward committee report the clerk will read. Representative [xx] share one committee report. Senate bill 665 [xx] life insurance benefits favorable House committee substitute, unfavorable original bill and re-referred to insurance. Original bill unfavorable calendar House committee substitute calendar pursuant to rule 36B Members we're pleased to be joined today by our nurse of the day, Carolyn Collins of Summerfield. Miss Collins we're appreciate you being with us, and we welcome you to the House of Representatives. Members senate bill 255, short title, Durham Voluntary [xx] petition is removed from the committee on finance and re-referred to the committee on rules calendar and operations of the house members, upon motion of representatives Bishop and Brolly of Mecklenberg County Chair's happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Ed Driggs of the Charlotte city council, Councilman if you are with us welcome to the House of Representatives [BLANK} Members if the Chair can have your attention. On page one of today's calendar, House Bill 430 is removed and re-referred to the committee on rules, calendar and operations of the House. Senate Bill 379 is removed from today's calendar, and re-calendared pursuant to rule 36B. Senate Bill 561 is removed from today's calendar and re-referred to committee on rules calendar on operations of the House The house will come back to order.

Calendar. House Bill 372, the Clerk will read. Representatives Dollar, Lambeth, B. Brown, and Jones, House Bill 372, a bill to be entitled an act to transform and reorganize North Carolina's Medicaid and North Carolina's Health Choice Program, to provide funds for the oversight and administration of the statewide Health Information Exchange Network, to increase Medicaid rates to primary care physicians, and to discontinue Medicaid primary care case management.  The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts: For what purpose does gentleman from Wake, Representative Dollar rise? For a motion. The gentleman is recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker and members of the House, I move not to concur with Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 372, and I'd like to be recognized to speak on the motion. The gentleman is recognized to debate the motion. Thank you, Mr Speaker. Members of the House, Medicaid Reform is a very important issue that has been pending for a number of years. It is a very complex issue you and an issue that is important to millions of North Carolina citizens. We look forward to hopefully concluding a negotiation between the house and the senate on Medicaid reform this year. That is certainly our work and desire. However, the two versions that we have before us, our house version which we passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support and the version that come back from the Senate have a number of key difference and those difference are going to be negotiated and discussed at length and hopefully we can resolve those differences and come up with medicaid reform that truly serves our citizen's well. I do want to take this so I would ask that you not concur you vote green on the motion not to concur and then we can move forward with the conferencing process. I do want to point out to the members though just a couple of very quick general facts that I think you'll find or might find interesting. I want to take a moment to commend secretary Vash who served the last several years, two and a half years, for all the work that she did, work that was done by the current administration as well as by this General Assembly over the last several years to address a number of critical issues. Where medicaid is today is far far better than where it was several years ago. 100s of Millions of dollars of problems have been solved, the overall spend level in Medicaid is level the expertise in North Carolina to build on the successes that we've seen, to build on behavioral health, the LMEMCOs that this General Assembly initiated four years, to build on the primary medical home model that I believe an audit is more to soon come out that's going to talk about the savings that that is generating waited over the years, we can build a North Carolina solution that's going to work well and serve us well in the future as well as help us with our budgets both now and for sessions to come. So with that Mr speaker, I just request that you do you [xx] concur For what purpose does the lady from [xx] representative [xx] rise? To debate the mortion. lady has the floor to debate the motion. Thank you Mr. Speaker, members I don't anticipate being on the conference committee, so I thought I would say a few things on the floor and hope the conference will consider my concerns about the bill as it moves forward, first of all our cage system really is not broken, it's one of the best in the nation and we should take steps to modernise it, but based on multiple studies [xx], it has the lowest administrative cost in the nation, the slowest rate of growth, and we are the highest rates of participation among our primary care providers. Much of what is good about Medicaid is actually due to our primary care providers and the care coordination system that they started 35 years ago. A group of primary care physicians in Wilson County thought they could do a better job with their Medicaid patients if they could connect to the medical home, keeps them on their treatment plan and keeps them out of the ER and out of the hospital. In the first year of operation they had a 58% decline in emergency room among the enrollees and a savings to the state of $300, 000. That program gradually expanded across the state to

include all Medicaid enrollees accept the duly eligible and behavioral health services, and the projected savings has kept pace with it's initial promise. Today that network includes and connects our providers, our local hospitals, our local health departments, our schools, our federal qualified health centers and our rural health centers. It is a well integrated effective systems for patients and providers, and now that the administrative budget projection issues have been resolved, it's also very accountable and more predictable. Healthcare is a common good, it's a foundation of our society, it's part of our human infrastructure like education, safe food, clean water, public safety. Medicaid is a tax payer provided health insurance program for poor children, poor pregnant women, poor aged, poor blind, poor disabled people. It's hard to make a big profit providing healthcare for poor people, especially when it's paid for by reluctant and watchful tax payers. Medicare wasn't set up to be a profit making endeavor, it was set up to provide a reliable service at low cost. It was set up to provide for the common good. The system that we have now, already squeezed most of the savings out of the system, our physicians support it, hospitals support it, local health departments support it, our Medicaid enrollees support it. Representative Dollar just referred to a North Carolina solution, CCNC is a North Carolina program, and I urge our conferees not to let CCNC and the good that it does slip away in the negotiations. We are going to go away from Fee-for-service, we are going to go toward a capitated system and bundled payments. So our options are provider-led organizations or commercial managed care, and we want to keep Community Care Network regardless. If we consider the option of having commercial managed care come in, and I would prefer that we not do that at all, we need to give our provider-led organizations years, three or fours years to gear up so that they have same level of expertise in that kind of system as our commercial managed care who have a good, already have expertise in that area. I think that's really important not to pitch our, not to create an un- even floor for our own provider leader organisations. Our providers have developed their system, we need to protect the as we move to a new system we are, one way to do that is to make sure we have physicians on the board, the governing boards of the risk ferrying entities that provide or lead organizations or if they come in manage care organizations that we keep and make the medical home model that's been so successful, that we require specific goals and health outcomes and cost savings, that that's part of the contract, that we make sure that everyone is enrolled in our Health Information System. Transparency in the free flow of data is one of the things that will make this system work. I think the negotiators, the conferees on our side the house countries have a big job ahead of them. I think that we're largely united, and I want you to know that we support our community care network, and we can support our provider-led organizations. I urge you to take those into consideration as you go to conference. Thank you and for agreeing on the vote to concur. Further discussion, further debate. If not, the question before the house is the motion not to concur with the senate committee substitute for house bill 372. Those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. I'm not going to name them just yet, Representative Stam, does the gentleman wish to record on this vote? Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 115 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative the motion not to concur is adopted the senate will so be notified and the chair will appoint confrees[sp?] probably later today. Members we've one bill to add in today's calendar so house bill

117 that was the economic development bill that whenever [xx] back in March it's the chair asking to add that on today will be for a motion not to concur, is there objection to that? Hearing none so ordered. Senate Bill 101 the clerk will Read. Senator Cook. Senate bill 101. [xx] enact and clarify the voting rules for Board of Education and to [xx] add counties to the list of counties covered by GS153A-15 to make informant changes to the guests and County Board of Commissioners and guests County Board of Education resulting from changes and talent [xx] General Assembly of North Carolina enacts purpose does the gentleman from Chowan Representative Steinburg rise? To debate the bill Mr. Speaker. The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen the House, this is a somewhat simple bill, local bill sponsored by Senator Bill Clark. The first part of this bill simply clarifies that the vice chair voting provisions for the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Board of Education, the board adopted the resolution request that the legislature revise the session laws to clarify the role of the chair and the vice chair voting provisions. That's simply a technical correction and what it does is section one of the bill would clarify that the chair votes only in the case of a tie, and that the vice chair when sitting as the chair shall vote only in the case of a tie. Otherwise the vice chair may vote on matters before the board. The other part of this bill authorizes, delegates [xx] and Hyde counties be included in general star sheet 153A-15 which requires counties measures approval before a local municipality government can condemn land inside the approving county. That currently applies to 85 of our counties in the state. Dare County, Gates, Hyde, and Beaufort counties are the only counties in center district one that are not included in gender statute 153A-15. So Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, and Gates are requesting for us to include them in the aforementioned statute. Also, there is another part of this bill, and that was added to the other day by Representative Torbett, and that is to approve the abolishment of the Chestonia Township and establish the North Chestonia Township and the South Chestonia Township. So that's what this bill is all about. Anybody has any questions? Let me know otherwise vote green. For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaston, Representative Bumgardner rise? to see if Representative Steinburg would yield for a question. Does the gentleman from Chowan yield to the gentleman from Gaston? Yes. He yields. I would like to know who it was that ran the amendment to this bill to include Gaston County in section three? I believe the gentleman is seating right next to you, to your right but actually the one who added was Representative Cleveland. Okay. Well, does the gentleman wish to ask an additional question or to debate the bill? I would like to debate the bill briefly. The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. Since this is a local bill that involves my county and I'm sure that the rest of you all can relate to this. I did talk to some people in my county about this several months ago but I have a heard anything else about it since then. I did get on the phone today, and talk to some of the people in the county that would know about this and I did find out something things about it and it is okay, and I do appreciate them at the sound it's something that the Board of Elections wanted it, it would have just been nice to know about it before you get to the floor of the House thank you. Further discussion for the debate, if not the question for the house is the passing of senate bill 101 on it's second reading, those in favor will vote Aye, those opposed will vote No, the clerk will open the vote Representative Pendleton, does the gentleman wish to record on this vote? Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 115 having voted in the affirmative

and none in the negative Senate Bill 101 passes its second reading and will without objection will be read a third time. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. Further discussion further debate? If not the question before the House is the passage of Senate Bill 101 on it's third reading, those in favor will say aye? Those opposed no? The ayes have it, Senate Bill 101 passes its third reading and will be returned to the Senate. Members Senate Bill 15, the Chair is going to reschedule this bill for tomorrow. So bill 15 will be 36 (b) for tomorrow. House Bill 117, clerk will read. Representative S. Martin, Jeter, Collins, and Steinburg, House bill 117, a bill to the entitled An Act To Enact The North Carolina Competes Act. General Assembly of North Carolina Enacts. For what purpose does the gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis rise? A motion Mr. Speaker. The gentleman is recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker I move that the House do not concur in the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 117. The gentleman has moved that the House do not concur to the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 117. Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question for the House is the motion not to concur. Those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. Is Representative Daughtry on the floor? Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 111 having voted in the affirmative and 2 in the negative, the motion not to concur is adopted. The Senate will be so notified, and the chair will appoint conferees at a later time. Ratification of bills and resolutions, clerk will read. The enrolling clerk reports the following bills duly ratified for representation to the governor. Senate Bill 52, an act to authorize the cities to allow activation of parking meters by coins, tokens, cash, credit cards, debit cards, and other electronic means. Senate Bill 185 an act to clarify credit for time served as recommended by North Carolina Sentensing and Policy Advisory Commission. Senator Bill 332, an act to enable registers of deeds to collect additional fees for index and instruments that contain exhibits of multiple enterable parties. Senate Bill 477 an act to transfer former Bladen correctional property to Bladen County Board of Commissioners. House Bill 268 an act to make various changes to the transportation laws of the state, and the following resolution duly ratified, properly enrolled, and prepared for presentation from the Office of Secretary of State. Senate joint resolution 720, a joint resolution honoring developments of World War II. Chapter bills be noted. The Chair would inquire of any committee chairs who plan to have any meetings tomorrow at 10 A. M. Or any later time? Choosing the chair boy session at 10AM was a very good possibility mark, [xx] this is the general from [xx], representing Michelle Rose to speak to opponent personal prayer [xx] The gentleman is recognized to speak to opponent personal privilege. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the house, I could not let this session pass without bringing to your attention the passing of a very good friend of mine Julian Bonn. Julian was a star in the civil rights movement and you have to know that Julian was elected to the Georgia house of representatives in 1965 where he was denied his seat because of his stand on the Vietnam war. It took an act of United States supreme court to get that seat back to him and then he began his service there as a house member and then later on as a state senator. Julian was a star in the civil right movement he was out front but you have to understand [xx] came from a family [xx] in education and it rubbed up on him he did not seek top positions, for instance, he was an organizer of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, but never sought the presidency or the lead, but he did become the Director of Communications. He did not seek the presidency of the NAACP, but became chairman of that body so that he could direct it. My, I guess my first run in with Julian was back during the time that we were trying to march to get some things done, but we became better friends after I ran for Congress in 1982, and lost and got into a little bit of debt and

Julian offered to hook me up with his folks who were handling him at the time so I could try to make a little money talking to folks to get me out of that debt. Finally, let me say this about Julian. Julian was the champion of alliteration, for those of you who don't know what alliteration is just see me afterwards, but I'll give you an example in describing the processes involved in the Reagan administration we had a meeting one day I don't whether was on a peddle ways on a or whether Julian was pitched but we. He came out with a even when exactly like this. We are witnessing the national nullification of the needs of the needy to retort as gratification of the gross and degree resulting in penurious men, improprieties, pious platitutedes, and downright selflessness. I look at you and Julian that was the most profound statement I ever heard you make. H looked and I said ''I want to use that can I have it? ''H e said, ''Take it lick it and run'' If I don't think I said I can make some changes there instead of using national notification of the needs of the needy. I can probably pretty stay to state ward but I wont do that anyway Julian his voice is somebody will be well missed among many of us who evolved in the movement and I would just Hope that you will keep his family in your players. Finally I don't know where but today this morning I got the news that I was told from the movement that he will and it just shows how fragile life is loose talks Louse talks who served in the United states congress board Nrman dia[sp?] who served in Kennedy investigation committee who served on committee was restored in the congregational black caucus passed last night. Lou[sp?] also was a friend I'm beginning to see the fragility of life and no wonder all of us may wonder trying to make down the line So that we can go [xx] thank you Mr. Speaker For what purpose does the gentleman from Cherokee speaker West rise? For a point of personal privilege, Mr. Speaker. The gentleman's recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members of the House, today Today's is great day for our members, speaker staff and former members of this body I would like to join me in honouring former representative Mitch [xx] on becoming a cat Daddy today I can Mr speaker I may have the question. Point of inquiry. Does the gentleman from Cherokee yield to a question from the Speaker and the gentleman from Gaston? I do.  What you'll have to ask me, I never did understand what he was saying. May the following members yield the questions so he's off the hook today. For what purpose does the gentleman from Sampson Representative Bell rise? Point of personal privilege? The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Members of the house, I will introduce something somewhat unusual that is a thank you all for what you did yesterday all to reveal my birthday. If I say why that's unusual well I don't think any of you have been in here when you had a collar guard standing at the door to come in and [xx] that was written by the first president of the United States, and then we had the National Anthem that was performed in here live. I mean how can you ask for a better day, and I guess I had gotten tweets, emails and everything from all over this nation from students that I taught who saw something on Facebook about that, one author who said, who said Mr Bell so you've got to be somewhere around 90 years old by now because I'm in my 60's. Well, I'm not 90 years old, but representative [xx] was talking about 1939 when world war 2 work started that was my birth year, 1939 August the 18 so everything that he said kind of fell in line with what was going on, I didn't though of world war II because I was a child, but I have five uncles who did participate in world war II.

One of them is still living and we celebrated his 94th birthday last week . It was very perfect I think for that to happen on my birthday so I would never forget it and want to thank you for all that you did yesterday, thank you. What purpose does the gentleman from Robison representative Gram rise? Moment of personal privilege. The gentleman is recognized to speak to a moment of personal privilege. Members of the house it discerns me to stand before you to make this announcement. We had a tragedy in our county on Monday, and I'm just compel to bring this to our attention. County commissioner, former county commissioner Tomy Wellington who served our county for five years devoted to his life and all the time he could tour our county for those number of years passed away, this Monday and it's such a tragedy. Mr. Wellington died in an automobile accident along with his wife and his son and it just saddens me that we've lost such a leader in our county and such a humanitarian in this way. Of course death is sad whenever it comes or however it comes but when it happens this way it just kicks you in the gut and I'm just saddened by this. And one of the things we've talked about in this general assembly before is true, people driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs. This person was driving left to center, and suspected that he was on drugs not our call, but prescription  illegal prescription drugs. And it just saids me that we have have this tragedy and this county, and I'll just you to keep this man in your prayers, he left two children, is such a tragedy. Just keep him in your prayers, I appreciate that, thank you. Thank you Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Mark rise? To speak to a point of personal privilege. The gentleman has the floor to speak to a point of personal privilege Thank you very much Mr. Speaker, members cause it was great privilege to be here yesterday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two with many of our Veterans and Representatives Bell's birthday also. Tough act to follow next year but we are working on getting the circus animals and acrobats, but Sunday, August 16th was the 75th anniversary of an important then to play the key role, and bring about the victorious end of world war II and has a strong North Carolina connection, but actually has its roots much earlier in the history of our republic back to one of our great founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, who in 1784 said, where is the Prince who can afford sort of cover his country with troops for its defense so that 10000 men descending from the clouds might not in many places doing infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together to repel them and what he was thinking back there over a century later was a creation of the American pair trooper. Anybody ask of a pair trooper Well why would you jump out of a perfectly good airplane and the response of course as colonel Wight meyer knows is that the air force doesn't have any perfectly good air planes but with the winds of war blowing And the American forces sing that the German [xx] was born on those winds leading the Germans forces to victory even though the America hadn't At the end of the war many deep thinkers in America military knew that America had to prepare itself one of those was major William Lee a native of Dunn, North Carolina who brought together in Fort Benning, Georgia the parachute test platoon which pioneered methods of american combat jumping, and on August 16th 1940 made the first American Military parachute jump. Now that occurred in Fort Benning, and Georgia likes to make claim that they have a significant role in the history of the American Airborne, but we here in North Carolina that that is not true. Then Major William Lee General William Lee is the person who really got the ball rolling. And while lead do go to Fort Benning Georgia for school, when we really want to get

it done, we come to the home of the airborne, Fort Bragg, North Carolina home with 18th airborne [xx] the 82nd airborne division in the United States Army special operations forces who are able and qualified in alphabetical order, Representative Blust, Martin, Pierce, Szoka and actually Colonel Whitmer[sp] did manage to fall out of a plane five times, while at some resort in Colorado called the Airforce Academy but I also want to remember one of our former members, departed member Representative Pete Cunningham, who many of you served with he has what is arguably a dubious distinction of doing two of the stupidest things you can do in the United States Military. He's an United states Army Paratrooper. United States Airforce airplane, but Peter also served in the United States Navy and was a submariner, meaning he got in an and coffin and went down to the bottom of the ocean, but we'll save that for another day, but just know that we do have some folks in here who are very proud to be a small part of North Carolina's role in the important history of the United States Military's Airborne. Thank you. For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland Representative Szoka rise? To make an announcement. The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. The House Committee on Finance will meet tomorrow at 8:30 A. M and 544 will hear two Senate Bill 541 [xx] Regulate Transportation Network Companies and Senate Bill 156 Mount Gilliard[sp?] Chatter Revision and Consolidation For what purpose does the gentleman from Rundolhph representative Mignill rise? Point of personal privilege. The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. Thank you. On August the 6th, couple of weeks ago, one of our states premier tourist attractions, the North Carolina Zoo was hit with a a wet microburst with 70 to 90 mile per hour winds that's equivalent to a category 2 hurricane. The storm lasted over 20 minutes and had three-quarter in size hails balls that fell with the line. With over 100 trees lost and over 100 trees damaged, fences down, roads and pass blocked, visitors still in the park, the power out, the zoo staff sprang into action where with little knows the staff had to get the animal secured, the access be cleared, the power back, fences were down. They were moping floors, unclogging drains, and checking life support systems. As we stand for volunteers who worked diligently on Friday and Saturday of that week to get the zoo back open on Sunday at least part of it by page 10 the clear count was trees clean up enormous amounts of debris ordering pick up equipment repair fences take the insurance suggesters around and five different new stations that came to look at the damage. The North American exhibit was open that weekend and after the North American exhibit was open they went to work on the African exhibit which was actually the hardest hit. I just wanted to take just a minute of personal privilege to say thank you to all the dedicated zoo staff members and others, the Department of Transportation, Randolph County staff, some private contractors in the North Carolina Forest Service, to give out a big shout out to all of those that helped get the zoo back up and repair the damage as of now we still don't know what the total cost of the damage is going to be to the zoo because there's still even after a couple of weeks they're still cleaning up and making repairs. But I just want to say thank you and all those that helped clean up the zoo and let you know that it's back open and ready for misters thank you. What purpose does the lady from Franklin, Representative Richardson rise? Thank you Mr. Speaker personal privilege. The lady is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. Thank you. I rise today in honor of the 95th anniversary of the women support act that was passed on June the 4th, 1919 but was ratified on August the 18, 1920 we thank those women and all those who participated in that suffrage march and everything else that it took so that we as women could participate in the American freedom in constitution. Thank you. For what purpose does the gentleman from Roren Representative Warren rise? For a moment of personal privilege, Mr. Speaker.

The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. Thank you, sir I would like to invite you to join and Representative Ford in supporting the Rowan County's girls' little league softball team as they compete tonight, I believe at 9 O'clock. It will be broadcast on ESPN. They are competing for the world championship in softball and these young ladies have done an outstanding job this season. I believe the record is 15 in 1 and ask you please join in this evening, and fan of watching them on TV, watching them win the Championship of the World for North Carolina Further notices and announcements? If not, the gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis, is recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker, subject to messages from the Senate committee reports, conference reports, for rereferral and bills and resolutions and the appointment of conferees move that the House adjourn to reconvene Thursday, August 20th at 10 O'clock AM. Representative Lewis moves seconded by us now that the House do now adjourn subject to receipt of messages from the Senate, Committee reports, conference reports, referral of bills and resolutions and appointment of conferees to reconvene Thursday, August 20 at 10:00 A. M. Those in favor will say aye? Those opposed no? The ayes have it, we stand adjourned.