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House | April 26, 2016 | Chamber | House Session

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[CROSSTALK] >> [SOUND] >> 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. We have star members in all of our guests in the gallery to please silence all electronic devices. This This morning's prayer will be offered by Representative Brody. We ask all member and all our guests in the gallery to please stand during the prayer and to remain standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. Representative Brody. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Sovereign and most high Lord, as your servants and servants of the people who have sent us here, we humbly ask you To keep us faithful to the solemn office and responsibilities with which you have charged us. We lift your name above all names. We give you all glory and invite you to stand beside all of us as we do the work set before us. Lord, this day, give us all we need to accomplish Your will and your commands. We ask this in the name of Jesus, 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. The gentleman from [UNKNOWN] is recognized for a motion. >> Mr. Speaker the journal for April the 25th has been examined and found to be correct, I move that it stand approved as written. >> Representative Lewis moves that the journal for April 25th be approved as written, those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed No. The ayes have it. That the journal is approved as written. Members we do have a doctor of the day today and that is doctor Anne Maid Newman from Charlotte. Dr. Newman thank you for being here with us today would ask my colleagues to join me in welcoming her. >> [APPLAUSE] Says the lady from Mecklenburg, Representative Cunningham rise. >> It was a accident Mr. Speaker. >> Okay. [BLANK_AUDIO] Members we have a number of Courtesies of the gallery and I will say before I introduce our guest, you'll notice there's a lot of empty seats here today. This is a non voting session. The General Assembly just came back into session yesterday, and so the bills don't actually come on the floor until they go through a committee process. So the committees are just These are just now fired up today and so we'll probably have a more robust day on Thursday of this week, but that's why you don't see so many folks here. They're not out playing golf or playing hookie. Most of them are in various other meetings around the building. But I did wanna recognize a number of special guests that we have with us. First off we also have the, on behalf of all members of the house Chairman would like to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Miss Holly Grange and Miss Patty Smithson from Wellington in New Hanover County. And Miss Grange will be replacing Representative Katlin/g as a House Member next year as she has won the primary and does not have an opponent follow with. Will you all please stand so that we can welcome you and thank you for being here Are with us today [APPLAUSE] Here to the right. Hallow you have to get used to seating down here next year is a little different. On behalf of the gentleman from Brousk/g representative Iowa, the chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery. To the Brazeau County republican women and some of those members are the President Mary Stilwell, the State Vice President Kathy Waller/g and the seventh district GOP Chair, Helen Penver, would you all please stand so that we could welcome you and thank you for being here as well [APPLAUSE] Thank you very much [APPLAUSE] On motion of the gentleman from Cabarrus, Representative Pittman the chair is happy to extend the courtesies to the gallery to Jason and Cinnamon Mathis/g and their children. Winter/g and Dane/g Cinnamon who is a Cabarrus County author and her Aim is lady, [UNKNOWN] I guess that how that word, soliloquy, yep, i'm reading as best I can. We would all ask that you join our staff so we can welcome you here with us today as well thank you [APPLAUSE] You gonna have to come tell me Come to tell me how to pronounce that in just a few minutes. >> [LAUGH] >> On behalf of the motion of the gentleman from [UNKNOWN] representative Lewis, the chair is happy to extend the courtesy of the [UNKNOWN] to [UNKNOWN] high school civics class. Would you all please stand. Thank you for being with us today. >> [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO]

>> End all motion of the gentleman from Mecklenberg Representative Moore, the chair is happy to extend the courtesies to Gary/g to the mid east chapter of Jack and Jill of America. Would you all please stand so that we can welcome you as well Right here on the left. Thank you. >> [APPLAUSE] >> And we have one more on behalf of the General from [UNKNOWN] and representative Warren/g. The chair is happy to extend the courtesies of, what, okay [UNKNOWN] For the NC Jack and Jill of America for the legislative day so you get two shout outs today, we're glad to have you with us. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Members in extra time the introduction of bills resolution will be We will adjourn subject to that and that will be announced after we adjourn. Members for your planning purposes tomorrow we're gonna have session at 9 am but there will be no votes tomorrow so you don't have to be here. The plan tomorrow and there's also going to be without abjection the appropriations committee is also Authorized to meet at 9 A.M. tomorrow when the house is in session. Any objection to that? None so order. The plan tomorrow will be that we'll come into session at 9 am and the reason we're coming in early is because we're gonna read in the bills. There's I think maybe three bills that are gonna be hurried in committee later that day They have to do with confirmations of appointments, one to the SBI. I believe there are three superior court appointments and a number of appointments to the industrial commission. So what's going to happen is those bills will be read in the normal course, and they will then be referred to, I think the judicial Appointments are gonna go to JI and then the appointments for Industrial Commission and the SBI will go to the Rules Committee. Members who serve on that committee should be prepared to meet later in the day tomorrow to take up those appointment bills and then they would come one Thursday's calendar for action. That being said there will be no vote No votes tomorrow but I would expect Thursday there will be a number of motions. That being said, notices and announcements? For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Floyd, rise? >> Inquiry of the Chair. >> The gentleman may state his inquiry. >> Thursday's time please, Mr. Speaker. >> Thursday's time, we'll probably have a morning session Probably a 10 A.M. session on Thursday because I don't know of any committees that are gonna require anything, we may do nine maybe ten. If it's that point in session where we can let posts get to back to their districts because the schedule allows it but obviously as we get moving most of [INAUDIBLE] Cumberland will be very happy about that. >> Follow up, Mr. Speaker. >> Gentleman may state his follow up. >> There's no objection to eight. >> We've got some late sleepers around here. I don't know if we can get 8 O'clock. Further notices and announcements? If not the gentleman from Harnett Representative Lewis has recognised the motion. >> Mr. Speaker subject to the introduction of bills and resolutions and committee appointments I move the house adjourned to reconvene Wednesday April 27th at 9 o'clock AM. >> Representative Lewis makes moves seconded by representative Floyd that the Ask you to adjourn subject to the re-referrals bills and resolutions, introduction of bills and resolutions and committee appointments to reconvene on April 26th 2016, April 27th, excuse me, 2016 at 9 AM. Those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed no. The ayes have it. We stand adjourned.