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Senate | March 21, 2016 | Chamber | Senate Bathroom Bill

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] This being the time and place and accordance with the constitution the state of North Carolina pursue and to the joint proclamation issued by the president and senate and the speaker of the house after receiving written Request of three fifths of all members of the senate and house of representatives for the convening of the 2016 second extra session of the general assembly of North Carolina the senate will come to order. The sergeant at arms will close the doors the members go to their seats. members and guests in the gallery please silence all your electronic devices. Leading the senate in Prayers reverend Peter Milner in the Chaplin, all members and guest in the gala please stand and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance following the prayer. [BLANK-AUDIO].>> Let's bow our heads and pray. Our might God thank you for life, thank you for a beautiful Day for gathering us together as we gather with our hopes and dreams and as we watch spring come to life around us, Lord help us to remember that we are entirely dependent upon you, that we can't do anything without you, Lord in you alone is my soul At rest, for our true hope comes from you, you alone are our stronghold, a rock, a fortress in whom we can stand firm. Fill us then with renewed hope in you and for in you alone is our soul at rest and as in Jesus name we pray, Amen Please join me for the pledge your allegiance. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all [BLANK_AUDIO]The reading clerk will read the joint proclamation. >> Join Proclamation to convene the general assembly of North Carolina the next session. Whereas article two section 11 2 of the constitution of North Carolina, authorizes and requires the speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate to convene the general assembly in extra session by joint. Of on receipt written request signed by three fence of all members of the house of representatives and the senate. And whereas the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives had each received written request from three fifths of the amendment of the house representative and the senate. Now therefore the speaker of the house. Representative and the present by the senate to here-by proclaim the general assembly of North Carolina shall convene the next session in the city of Rolly, North Carolina in the state legislative building at 10 AM on Wednesday March 23rd 2016 to To consider bills concerning the organisation or operation of the after session in bills to provide for single sex, multiple accuracy, bathroom and changing facilities and to create state like consistency and regulation of employment and public combination, a copy of this proclamation should be To each member of the house representative and the senate and a copy to the governor of North Carolina secretary of state, issue this 22nd day of March 2016. President of the senate, then Speaker and house of representative Tim Moore. >>Written petition from 31 senators and 72 representatives are on file in the respective offices of the principal clerk where they are showing main for a period of two years, the names of those signatories shall be spread upon the journal. Senators the record reflect that senator Josh Stain in district 16 submitted his letter resignation effective March 21, 2016. The clerk will now call the role of the 2016 senate. When you name is Please stand and remain standing and respond by speaking into your microphone.

>>Senate of 2015 North Carolina general assembly call of the role. Alexander>>Here>>Apodaca>>Present>>[UNKNOWN] Present>>Barringer. Barringer?>>Present>>Bingham?>>Present>>Blue?>>Present>>Blur?>>Present>>Brown?>>Present>>Brain? Brian. Clock>>Present>>Cook?>>Present>>Curtis? Curtis?. Daniel?>>Present>>D.Davis?>>Present K.Davis? >>Present >> Ford? Ford? Forshe? >>Present >> Gunn? >> Present>>Harrington?>> Present >>Hartsel? >>Present>>Heiss?>>Present >>B. Jackson. >> Present. >> J. Jackson. >> Present. >> Krawiec. Lee. >> Present. >> Lowe. >> Present. >> McInnis. >> Present. >> McKissick. >> Present. >> Meredith. >> Present. >> Newton. > Present. >> Page. >> Present. Raven of Harnett. >> Present. Raven of Brunswick. >> Present. >> Randalman. >> Present. >> Robinson. >> Present. >> Rucho. Rucho, Sanderson. >> Present. >> Smith. >> Smith Ingram. >> Present. >> Sutchek/g. >> [INAUDIBLE] >> Present Chilmen/g, [UNKNOWN], Tucker. >> Present. >> Vandine. >> Present. >> Wodel/g. [BLANK_AUDIO] Wodel/g, Wade. >> Present. >> Wales >> Present. >> Wider Present. >> [BLANK_AUDIO]. With 42 members present and having properly received and subscribed to the oath of office the quorum is present. Members maybe seated. [BLANK_AUDIO] The constitution North Carolina general statute and the senate rule of 2015 regular session provide for two year terms for senate officers without objection the record will reflect that the officers of the 2015 regular session Shall serve as officers of this extra session. Senator Apodaca is recognized. >> Mr. President send forth rules. >> Do you support the rules Senator? [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Introduction of resolution clerk will read. >>Induction bill Senate resolution adopting a permanent rule to the senate for the 2016 second extra session of the general assembly. >>Senate resolution one the clerk will read.[BLANK_AUDIO]>>Senate resolution adopting A permanent rule under senate for the 2016 second extra session of general assembly. >>Senator Apadoca is recognized to explain the resolution. >>Thank you Mr.President, members. This authorizes two committees during this special session that would be judiciary two and the rules committee. It allows bills to be introduced Read on the same day of filling it limits the scope of bills that can be filled to those providing for single sets, multiple occupancy bathroom and changing facilitates and to create a state wide consistency and regulation of employment and public accommodation Row 41 is the crossover row we are reserving this row so that there is no eligibility for those bills.

The rest of this pretty well says same day, meaning we can operate the same day on first second reading ratification. Anything coming from the house we can handle the same day. Since Jackson, this has nothing to do with independent redistricting and with that being said, I'll be happy to answer any questions. >> You have any questions on the rules? [BLANK_AUDIO] Alexander. Chair directs the principle court to send a message to the house of representatives, hold on a second. [BLANK-AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Sorry senators we have to vote those rules in. So any further discussion or debate on the rules for questions to Senator Apodaca? Hearing none the question for the Senate is the motion to adopt the rules for Senator Resolution 1. All in favor vote aye, opposed vote no. five seconds to be allowed for the voting, and the clerk will record the vote. [BLANK-AUDIO]. 31 having voted in the affirmative and 11 in the negative, the motion to adopt has passed. [BLANK-AUDIO] So now the chair directs the principle forward to send a message to the house of representatives informing that honorable body, that the senate is now ready to proceed with the business for which it has been reconvened. Senators we have leaves of absence request today for your approval they are granted four senators, Barringer, Brian, Smith, Suchec, Rucho, Ford and Wadell. [BLANK-AUDIO] Senator Berger is recognized. >> Thank you Mr. president, I move that the senate stand in recess subject to the standard stipulation set forth in senate rule 24.1. Receipt and referral of committee reports, and the receipt of house messages to reconvene at 2:30 pm today. >> Senate stands in recess until 2:30 this afternoon. [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [INAUDIBLE], Mr. President, pursing to adjourn proclamation issued by the House of Representatives and the Senate on March 22nd 2016. The House of Representatives organize and is now ready to proceed with the public business of the state, for the second extra session of the 2015 general assembly. Respectfully Denise Wicks principle clerk. [BLANK_AUDIO]