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Senate | May 4, 2016 | Chamber | Senate Session

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO] senate come to order, sergeant-at-arms close the doors, the members to go to their seats. Members and guests in the gallery we ask that you please silence all your electronic devices at this time. [BLANK_AUDIO] leading the senate in prayer is Reverend Justin Morgan of Eden Ministry United Methodist Church in Riley, all members and guests in the gallery will you please stand. Let us pray. Lord of mercy we recognize this midday moment of rest as a gift from you and we pause now to give you thanks. Would you guide and bless our senators this afternoon as they work to serve you, your people and this state so well. Teach us to see every question of policy in light of our faith and in a spirit of wisdom, charity and justice so that all people might be honored and finally God would you give grace to your servants this day for it's in your holy name we pray, Amen. >> Amen. >> [BLANK_AUDIO] Senator Bugger is recognized for a motion. >> Thank you Mr. President, the journal of Tuesday May the 3rd, 2016 has been examined, found to be correct, I move that We dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stands approved as written. >> Any objection the journal from May 3rd stands approved as written? [BLANK_AUDIO] senators would you come to order. Leaves of absence are granted today for Senators Brian Bendine/g, and In Brent Jackson. We have a nurse and doctor with us today. Our doctor today is Dr. John L. Packard Jr of Riley and our nurse of the day is Melissa Watson of Archdale. If you will please stand and be recognized. Thanks for serving us. [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO]. Senators upon the motion of Senator Foushee of Orange and Chatham county, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to the members of the Links Of North Carolina and upon the motion of Senator Dan Blue of Wake County, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Ednna Blue, his wife who is also a member of the Links. So if you're with us, stand and be recognized. Thank you for being with us in the Senate today. [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] Upon the motion of Senator Clark and Senator Meredith of Cumberland County, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to students present today who competed in civic oration in Cumberland County on the topic of world hunger and came here today to see how topics can evolve to law. If you're with us, please stand so we can recognize you. Thanks for joining us. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Upon the motion of Senator Pate of Wayne county the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association and the North Carolina Providers Council. If you'll please stand. Thank you for joining us. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] Upon the motion of Senators Berger and Smith-Ingram, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to the Leadership and service program of locking Ham County facilitated by Justice Jerry Bislay. If you are with us here today, we'd ask you to stand. Thank you for being here today. [SOUND] [APPLAUSE]. Upon the motion of Senator Bengham of Davidson County,

the chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to South Woods Elementary school and their teacher Jordan Wagstaf/g please stand. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] Upon the motion of senators forward Richard and Jackson of Maccabi/g counties the chair is happy to extend courtesies to Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. Do we have members from the Charlotte Chambers here with us. Thank you for joining us today. [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] This time we would like to extend courtesies to the floor to Brain Philip Philips and Canine Friday. Senator Wade is now recognized out of order for a point of personal privilege. >> Thank you Mr. President. I would like to send forth the senatorial statement please. >> You can send it forward senator. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Senator Wade you have the floor. >> Thank you sir. I would like to bring to every ones attention that the first week of May, is National Arson Awareness week. And as you all know, each year hundreds of lives are Lost and millions of dollars in property damage occur as a result of arson. It is important that law enforcement officials have every tool possible to combat this costly and sometimes deadly crime. And the state farm arson dog program was Established in 1993. And over the past two decades more than 360 teams have been trained and placed in 44 states, the district of Columbia, and Canada through the state farm arson dog program. Now the arson dogs are Labrador Retrievers. As you all know they have a superior ability to discriminate scents at a fire scene. Labs have good dispositions and have a outgoing personality. And Labs are very active And have a love to work attitude. Canines are chosen for this program through local animal shelters and humane societies. And also with cooperation with guide dog, and disability assistant canine organizations. The canine handlers Are required to complete 200 hours, 4 weeks of training course in Maine. And the teams, the canines and the handlers, are required to be re-certified every year to remain a certified accelerant detection canine team. And we're so happy to have with us today Brian Phillips and Friday, and Ryans from Moore County. We would also like to say that there are two teams in North Carolina. Danny Hill and Darby is the other team, but we are fortunate today to have Brian Phillips and Friday. And if it's some appropriate time Mr. President. I think we have a demonstration. >> Mr. President. >> Of Friday's work. >> Senator Apodaca you have the floor. >> Quick motion plea. Mr. President I move the rules to be suspended to the end that we have some special visitors that is allowed on the floor. >> Without that objection so ordered. This doesn't mean you can all bring your dogs from here on out. >> [LAUGH] >> The floor is yours senator, Wade. >> Mr. President could we have Friday/g and Ron come forth and they're gonna do a little demonstration for everyone here. >> Brian do you wanna explain to everybody what you're doing here? at the demonstration? Speak loudly and we should all be able to hear you. >> [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO]

[BLANK_AUDIO] [LAUGH] >> Oh how apropo/g >> [LAUGH] [LAUGH] [BLANK_AUDIO] [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE]. >> They probably found some food under there too, I would imagine. >> [LAUGH] >> [INAUDIBLE] >> [LAUGH] >> Thank you very much, Ryan. Thank you for the display. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] That takes us into our calendar for the day, and we only have one Item on today's calendar. Public bill second reading. House Joint Resolution 982. The Clerk will read. >> House Joint Resolution 982. Confirm Robert [UNKNOWN] SBI director. >> Senator Newton is recognized. >> Thank you Mr. President, thank you members, we have before us today the joint resolution to confirm the governor's nominee the SPR director, Bob Schumire, we had a good meeting in the nominations committee yesterday. Bob Schumire is, I don't know if all of you have seen his impressive resume and credentials, he is highly qualified for this position. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, more than 30 years in law enforcement beginning as a patrol officer and retiring as the deputy chief and interim chief of Charlotte City Police After that he became a small businessman starting his own investigative business which is going to be one of the pre-made investigative services in West and North Carolina. I recommend the resolution to you, I' would make one point to you all to make sure that it's clear, we amended the resolution yesterday to make it clear that he is completing the term of the prior SPI Director. So his term will end in 2023, June 30th. Colleagues I do recommend the nomination to you, I ask for you to join in his confirmation and I'll be happy to answer any questions that you may have, thank you. >> Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage of the senate committee substitute house joint resolution 982 on it's second reading, all in favor say aye, opposed will vote no, five seconds to be allowed for the voting and the clerk will call the vote. J. Davis, J. Davis aye. Fuschi, Senator Fuschi aye. 47 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative. Senate committee substitute house joint resolution 982 passes its second reading without objection will be read a third Third time. >> North Carolina general assembly enact. >> Any discussion or debate? Hearing none request for the senators the passage of the senate committee substitute the house joint resolution 982 on its third reading all in favor say aye. >> Aye. >> Oppose no. The ayes have it. Senate committee substitute the house joint resolution 982 passes its third reading Will be sent to the house for concurrence in the senate committee substitute by special message. >> A special message. Thank you Mr.- >> Thank you Senator Newton. At this time the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Bob Schurmeier/g director SBI. Bob if you'll stand and join us here. Thank you very much for your services at North Carolina coz I wanna congratulate you. >> [APPLAUSE]

[BLANK_AUDIO] Do we have any notices or announcements? Any notices or announcements? Senator Jones what purpose do you rise? >> A moment of personal privilege. >> Senator Tillman you have the floor. >> Thank you sir. You noticed the dog came over here and he did he found the [INAUDIBLE] under the desk here, he got to Senator Brock, Brock have you checked your pamphlet he did search but I don't know where you might find down east [INAUDIBLE] and you all, many of you didn't know him but Tony Ryan/g described him In this way and is as close of a definition as I could ever get to, said you got a saw miller's personality and a Philadelphia lawyer's mind. That might have described him pretty well. His language though was not fine-tuned like a Philadelphia lawyer so he used words that Well I used it to solve my [UNKNOWN] but, anyway if you didn't know him, you missed a true jewel. Right Tommy? Lord I wanna wish you was here, when a discussion on house bill took place. Whatever side you were on, you'd have heard some you didn't hear. Believe me. But in the Yes down here, I was so afraid the dog was gonna hit on, I guess we've moved it now but he always kept his [UNKNOWN] Mr. President. That was his favorite favorite drink. And I'm pretty sure Don is listening in now but [UNKNOWN] on long nights on this session And I thought he was drinking ice tea. Debby/g [UNKNOWN] is not here right now thought so too until she wanted to taste his ice tea one night. A lot of mysteries were unfolded that night. We went all night until daylight. We couldn't blame Don for whatever he might have done, but I'm so glad he didn't Find anything in this [INAUDIBLE] >> Thank you Senator. >> That's in tribute to him. >> For your words of wisdom. >> The late and great Tom/g Don East. >> Any other notices or announcements today? Any further business come before the Senate. If not the Chair recognizes Senator Payt/g for motion. [BLANK_AUDIO] Thank you Mr. President. I move that the Senate do now adjourn, subject to the standard stipulation set forth in rule 24.1 and the receipt of house messages to reconvene on Thursday May 5th 2016 at 11 AM. The motion the Senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulation stated by Senator Payt/g to reconvene Thursday May the 5th at 11 AM seconded by Senator Blue. All in favor say aye. >> Aye. >> Oppose no. The ayes have it so the Senate is adjourned. [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] senatorial statement recognizing the contributions of [INAUDIBLE] as part of National Art Seminary next week whereas the first week of May is [INAUDIBLE] and whereas each year hundreds of lives are lost and millions of dollars of property damage occurs as a result of arson. As such it's vitally important that law enforcement officials have every tool possible to combat this costly and deadly crime. And whereas one of this critically important tools is the arson dog program established by a state fund insurance in 1993 which has trained more than 360 arson and detection canon teams by placement in 44 states as well as District Colombia and Canada. This canines [INAUDIBLE] required a complete and intensive 200 hours of training to become certified and most re-certify annually whereas T9s selected for participation are chosen through a co-active program with guide jobs in disability assistance [INAUDIBLE] canine organization as well as three [INAUDIBLE] the [UNKNOWN] that are chosen are [INAUDIBLE] and have a load some work attitude,

a spirit of building, [INAUDIBLE] outgoing personality whereas there are two steps from a marshal dog came from the North Carolina. Ryan, former [INAUDIBLE] who had been certified as [INAUDIBLE] detection canines since 2012, Brian i the director of public safety with department of public safety. Danny Hill and canine Dowly/g who had been certified as detective canine teams since 2015, Brian is a fire marshal of the City of Newburg and therefore the first week of may should be recognized as national arson awareness week and I ask you to [INAUDIBLE] filling me in. Thank you Brian Phillips, Danny Hill, Friday and Darby for their service. In witness [INAUDIBLE] the undersigned certifies that the foregone statement was read and the senate placed upon the [INAUDIBLE] on the 4th day of May 2016. [INAUDIBLE] [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Induction of bills, senate bill 802, the bill to provide income tax relief for members of the armed service forces of the United States, North Carolina residents but stationed outside the state. Responses, Senator Craig [INAUDIBLE] refer to finance. Senate Bill 803, an act providing [INAUDIBLE] municipal service district may be defined by the city council oath, upon receipt of a petition from real property owners, [INAUDIBLE] a city may exclude property from a municipal service district prior to or after the creation of the districts if the property does not benefit from the service Inside the district and the municipal service district may be defined, extended, consolidated and abolished only by [INAUDIBLE] For contractor services in a municipal service district with a private agency shall include requirement that the agency report the identity of Of any sub-contractors and recommended by the LRC committee on municipal service district sponsors [INAUDIBLE] refer to state and local governments [INAUDIBLE] the referral to finance. Senate bill 804 an act to Requires [UNKNOWN] of government at the University of North Carolina to coordinate a working group chart with developing standards and state agencies to use when designing and implementing pilot projects mandate by General Assembly to require the office of state of [INAUDIBLE] To adopt rules implementing those standards. To repeal the program of [INAUDIBLE] division study of [INAUDIBLE] service and to require upon our health and human services to be put on overnight benefit services for the joint legislative oversight committee on health and human services. As recommended by the joint legislative program evaluation oversight committee. [INAUDIBLE] refer to rules. [INAUDIBLE] of an act to enact to revive uniform for the sheriff access to [INAUDIBLE] Make and form an amendment [INAUDIBLE] as recommended by general established commission. [INAUDIBLE] refer to rules. Senate bill 806 an act to make [INAUDIBLE] to clarify that tendency by the entirety is deserved The state in light of United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell versus Hodges and recommended by the general status commission [INAUDIBLE] refer to judiciary one. Senate Bill 807 an act to confirm to [INAUDIBLE] provision of uniform for This state law [INAUDIBLE] of a disputed [UNKNOWN] through the tendering non-negotiable insurance that full payment of a debt as recommended by the general status commission [UNKNOWN] refer to judiciary one. Senate Bill 808 an act to establish Joint committee to study the unfunded liability of the retiree health benefit fund as recommended by the joint legislative program and violation oversight committee.

Sponsor Senator [UNKNOWN] refer to rules. Senate Bill 809 an act providing that the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office May contract for the purpose of food and food services supply for the county detention facility without being subject to the requirements of certain state [INAUDIBLE] and contract laws. And providing that Cleveland County and municipality in Cleveland County may donate retired service animals by the sheriff office [INAUDIBLE] agencies to hear/g deputy police officer employees who had normal custody and control to him sponsor Senator Daniel. Refer to State government. Senate bill 8.0 an act to study and make economic developments changes sponsor Senator Brown. Refer to Commerce. Senate bill 811 an act to direct that that the portion of loterry revenues be allocated to help schools and [INAUDIBLE] upon county needs, and the bill repay for school construction project. Sponsor Senator Brown refer to appropriation base budget. [BLANK_AUDIO]