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House | May 11, 2016 | Chamber | House Session Close

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] The house will come to order members will take thier seats. Visitors will retire from the chamber the sergeant at arms will close the doors. Members and visitors are asked to please silence all electronic devices. This afternoon prayer will be offered by Representative Brian Turner. I'll ask all members and guests in the gallery to please stand for the prayer and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. Representative Turner. >> Thank you Mr speaker let us pray. Dear Lord thank you for this day and please guide our minds and our hearts as we work in your service, in the service of the people of North Carolina. As it says in Romans 12:16 be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion please Lord provide us with humility and courage to do what is right. Thank you again Lord for what you do and it's in your holy name we pray amen. >> Amen. >> I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic on which it stands one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> The gentleman from Harnett Representative Louis is recognized for a motion. >> Mr speaker the journal for May 9th has been examined and found to be correct. I move that it stands approved as written. >> Representative Louis moves that the journal for May 9th be approved as written those in favor will say aye >> Aye. >> Those opposed no. >> The ayes have it the journal is approved as written. Members our nurse of the day nurse is not on the floor presently. Introductions of bills and resolutions the clerk will read Representative Torbett house bill 1050 DOT no discrimination against motor cyclist. Bill is refereed to the committee on transportation if favorable appropriations. Representative Dickson and McGrady house bill 1051 solid waste amendments. >> Environment member rule 12D is suspended for the day. Clerk will continue. >> Representative Dickson, McGrady house bill 1052 eliminate and consolidate reports of environmental review commission. >> Environment. Representation Dollar, Adcock and D. hall. House bill 1053 carry child amendment. >> Local government if favorable finance. >> Representatives L. Hall and Harrison. House bill 1054, 10% teachers salary increase. >> Appropriations. >> Ethics committee house bill 1055 state ethics commission or relations. >> Ethics. >> Representatives Davis and Ford are recognized to send a send forth a committee report corporate. >> Representative Davis and Floyd local government committee report.

House bill 964 commission membership wants to settle retirement fund, favorable [INAUDIBLE] retirement. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Bill is referred to the made a serial referral to the committee on pension every time. >> House bill 117 [INAUDIBLE] annexation favorable re-refer to finance.>> House bill 1017 favorable with the serial refer to the committee on finance. [BLANK_AUDIO] There was all that negative attention for a couple of recognition the chair would like to do. First off on the motion of all members of the house. The chair is happy to extent the courtesy to Gary to Eric and [UNKNOWN] Mountain and daughter and Rebecca from Memphis, Tennessee who are the family of of our calendar clerk Molly [UNKNOWN]. Would you please stand so that we can welcome you? And thank you for being here today. Thank you very much. [APPLAUSE] There was a motion Representative Reeves and Simon the Chair is happy to extend the courtesy to gallery to the Nathan [INAUDIBLE] Camp 8A3 from Sanford North Carolina, those members are Kevin Stone, Chrystal Stone, Doug Reny, Chrid Neis and George [INAUDIBLE]. Now would you all please stand so that we could welcome you and thank you for being here today. [APPLAUSE] And members out motion of Representative Lewis of Harnett County. The chair is happy to extend and for all members of the house for that matter. The chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to the following groups. Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy, six North Carolina State troops, Order of Confederate Rose, Sons of the Revolution Military Order of the Stars and Bars, Children of the Confederacy, and the North Carolina 26th Regiment. Would you all please stand so that we can welcome you as well. Thank you for being with us today. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] We'd ask our pages to please come forward members could I have your attention if members will take their seats. [SOUND] We do have some business before the body, but the pages were here yesterday during the non-voting session and I did want to go ahead, and have them formally introduced. Because they've already been hard at work this week and wanna make sure you all know who they are. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Pages the clerk is going to call your name and when he does, if you would step forward so that the members will know who you are and the clerk will introduce the pages. >> Cody Brown, Harnett County. [UNKNOWN] Davis, Bladen County. Collin Eaton/g, Stanley County. Elizabeth McDonald, Union County. [UNKNOWN] Wake County. [UNKNOWN] Vevian County, Nataly [INAUDIBLE AUDIO] Mecklenburg County, Rise Patterson Harnett County, Savan Sessor/g Sampson CountyEvander Sheperd Onslow County. Join in me an welcoming our pages here with us this week.>> [APPLAUSE]. >> Members on motion of the Members from Samson Representative Brisson and Larry Bell. The chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to the heritage group of Samson county would you all please stand so we can welcome you. They are on this side. Thank you for being with us today. >> [APPLAUSE] And the chair was informed that we have two special guest in the gallery who I think they could be on the flour if they I wanted to.

And that would be former representative Lion Grey and Jerry Dochuhm. Would you all please stand so we could welcome you thank you for being with us today. >> [APPLAUSE] >> [BLANK_AUDIO] Calendar house start resolution 118 the clerk will read. >> Representative Louis house joint resolution 1018. A joint resolution confirming the governors and the appointment of Raymond E Grace to the office of commissioner of banks. Resolves senators concurring. >> The gentle from Alamance representative Ross has the floor to debate the bill. Would ask the members standing in that box to please take their seats. The gentleman has the floor. >> Thank Mr. Speaker members. Ray Grace comes to North Carolina courtesy of the United States marine core. Served in the united states marine core 1966 to 1969 served in the Republic of Vietnam 1967-68. He's got his Bachelor's from Niagara Falls University in New York. Since waving the Marine core back in the early 70s, Ray Grace /g join the banking office, or the ranking commissioner's office here. Started out in 1974, as a commercial bank examiner. In 1985, he moved to the director of bank application. In 1990-92, special supervisory examiner, and in 1992 - 2000, he was the director of bank applications. 2000 and 2010, deputy commissioner of banks and in 2010 - 2000, Chief Deputy Commissioner and in the last couple of years, he's been acting Banking Commissioner. I think we'll probably not find a more qualified person for this role. And if someone who's has personally worked for the Ray Grace /g, over the last few years, I can say that he's probably one of the most knowledgeable and respected banking individuals that I have ever met. So, I ask you to support this resolution and like I said, we couldn't find a better Banking Commissioner than Ray Grace. He has the background, and he has been in the business his entire career. Thank you. >> [For what does the gentleman does the gentleman General from [INAUDIBLE] Representative from [INAUDIBLE] rise? >> I rise to support Ray Grace. >> Gentlemen has the floor to debate the resolution. >> I had the pleasure of being on the state Banking Commissioner and working with him four years and he's just an outstanding person. >> Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the house is the passage of House towards resolution 1018 on it's second reading. Those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] It's Representative Cunningham on the floor. [BLANK_AUDIO] Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote 115 having voted n the affirmative and none in the negative, house joint resolution passes, house joint resolution 1018 passes the second reading and will without objection be read a third time. >> The house resolves, senate/g concurs. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Further discussion and further debate, if not the question for the house is the passage of house joint resolution 1018 1018 on it's third reading, those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed no. The ayes have it, House Joint Resolution 1018 passes its third reading and will be sent to the Senate. Senate Joint Resolution 749, the clerk will read. >> Senator Apodaca Resolution 749, a joint resolution providing for the confirmation of the [INAUDIBLE] to the utilities commission. The Senate resolved, the House concurring. >> Madam Clerk, the chair directs that House Joint Resolution 1018 be sent to the Senate by special messenger. The gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis is recognized to debate the resolution. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and members, Lions Grey/g is a successful businessman who has dedicated his professional life to service. Secretary Grey is a former member of this body, he has also served in other capacities including the Chief Financial officer of the United States EPA during the Bush administration.

He has served as a senior adviser to the University of North Carolina system and most recently he has served as secretary of revenue under Governor McCoy. Secretary Grey has served and continues to serve as a board member for numerous civic and philanthropic organizations. Secretary Grey is an experienced administrator and I respectfully ask for your support to confirm this nomination. Thank you Mr. Speaker. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from [UNKNOWN] representative Hager rise? >> To debate resolution. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate resolution. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker and I will talk a little bit about process rather than the person or the position that' going in. Many of you know my caucus that I'm more about the experience on this utility commission board. There's a couple of boards that I hold very dear to make sure I have the right experience for it. One is utility commission the other's industrial commission. And the reason being is this affects our lives, it affects our constituents lives and what they pay for electricity number one. Let me go over a little bit, I inquired this morning about how much of the different categories that utility commission deals with I was told only average about 70% of the documents they deal with is on the [INAUDIBLE] side about 20% on the gas side and about ten percent is on the water sewer telecom moving county side and we discuss about the moving companies, I believe that the men and women who serve on these boards and commissions should have expertise in areas if you let me just for a second go over the folks are already on the utility commission as soon as I find that I'll do that, the chairman at Finley he's a practiced Utility Law, a lot of experience. In the four or five other members there we have several attorneys, one engineer, and a Bachelor of Business, now I tell you all that to say we are greatly lacking own experience on Utilities Commission now if you go to the nominees for the agriculture from the governor you find the fact that all three appointees on the Agricultural Commission have vast experience in agriculture. One was a [INAUDIBLE] farmer, the other owns tobacco, strawberries, and vegetables, the other one is in timber products. So at the end of the day, what I look for on this commission, cuz this is near and dear to my heart when I look for on the Industrial Commission is, does this person have the experience to do this job? And in this case I believe the answer is no. I will be voting no on this nomination and I'll ask you to do it also. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake representative Stan rise? speak on the resolution. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the resolution. >> I've known lines grey for 37 years if my math is right we sat right there in the shelve you and Kim Wadel. What is he going to the utility commission, why is grey is a financial wizard. He can digest [INAUDIBLE] amounts of data and interpret it correctly, he's done that in his careers successfully for decades, what does the utility commission do, that, I support him. >> What purpose does the gentleman from Johnson representative [INAUDIBLE] rise. >> To speak on the resolution. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the resolution. >> I too have known Lions Gray for over 30 years. He is an excellent Legislature, an excellent businessman. He will find his way through the utilities commission and do an outstanding job for all of us. I strongly support his nomination. nation. >> What purpose does the gentleman from Kabata Representative Seth/g arise? >> Speak on the resolution. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the resolution. >> Ladies and gentlemen of the house, I have known Lines Gray/g more than 18 years. And in that time I have always found him to be the most professional, courteous intelligent and graceful member that's ever sat in one of this chairs on this floor. I completely support this resolution for Lines and I hope the rest of you will also. >> What purpose does the lady from FSI/g Representative Conrad rise? >> To speak the resolution Lady has the floor to debate the resolution. >> Yes, members of the house, I've known Lines Gray for decades. I'm from Western salem and so is the great family. Lines experience is very broad based. He is been responsible almost recently as our secretary of revenue. He did serve on the Foresight County Utilities Commission. So it is not exactly accurate to say that he doesn't have any experience in these areas although I realize that it's much more limited than

scope than the North Carolina Utilities Commission. But I certainly hope you will support my friend Lines Gray. I do feel he is well qualified for this position. Thank you. >> What purpose does the Lady from Mecklenburg Representative Earl rise? >> To speak on the resolution. >> The lady has the floor to debate the resolution. >> Members I rise to support this appointment, I think Lines Gray, well I know. I think he was here when I got here or else we came at the same time and his office was next to mine. I think he is well qualified. He is always been well respected in this chamber and in the business community and I would just ask that you to support this appointment. Thank you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Caldwell, representative Robinson rise? >> Speak for the resolution. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the resolution. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentleman of the house I too have [INAUDIBLE] since he first started here in 1991 I think was the first session. He studied under Teresa Esposito who I was amazed always read every bill that was introduced so he had a good education when he first started here and also I've known him and called him friend and would urge you to support this resolution.Thank you. >> Further discussion, further debate. If not the question before the house is the passage of senate joint resolution 749 on it's second reading, those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The clerk will lock the machine to record the vote. 113 having voted in the affirmative and 3 in the negative. Senate joint resolution 749 passes it's second reading and will without objection be read a third time. >> The senate resolves the senate concur. >> For what purpose does the gentleman Guilford Representative [UNKNOWN] rise? Further discussion further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of the senate joint resolution 749 on it's third reading. Those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed will say no. >> No. >> The ayes have it senate joint resolution 749 having passed it's third reading is ordered enrolled. Members the chair did this a minute ago but since we have taken this action, the chair would like again to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Lyons Gray and congratulate him on his appointment. Thank you. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Additionally the chair was unaware that Ray Grace is in the gallery who was confirmed earlier as the commissioner of banks. Mr. Grace/g I would ask you p,ease stand and let us join you in congratulating you on your appointment as well thank you very much. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Senate joint resolution 750 the clerk will read. >> Senator Apodaca, Senate joint resolution 750 a joint resolution to confirm the appointment of Christopher Lowdeck/g to the North Carolina Industrial Commission Senate resolve house concur. >> The gentleman from Hardick Representative Louis is recognized to debate the resolution. Thank you Mr speaker, Mr speaker and members Christopher Cameron Ludeck/g is a successful leader who has proven himself in both private and public sectors. After working as a banking analyst in New York city Mr Ludeck/g become a lawyer who effectively litigated in both civil criminal courts. Most recently he has served as the Chief Deputy Commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, where is happily demonstrated his ability to analyze communicate and lead. I would respectfully ask that you join me in voting to confirm Christopher Ludeck/g upon the governors recommendation. Thank you Mr speaker. >> Further discussion further debate? If not the question before the house is the adoption of senate joint resolution 750 on it's second reading. Those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no the clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] No need to run well hold the machine up.

The energy is noted. The clerk will lock the machine, record the vote. 116 having voted in the affirmative and non of the negative. Senate joint resolution 750 passes at second reading and will, without objection, be read a third time. >> The senate is resolved, house concurring >> Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question for the house is the Passage of senate resolution 750 on it's third reading. There's a favor we stay aye. >> aye >> The opposed no. The ayes have it. Senate joint resolution 750 has passed it's third reading as ordered in rule. The chair would also like to extend the courtesies to the Gallery, this time to Chris Ludeck/g who is just Confirmed on the industrial commission Mr. Lee Please stand and let just join, in fact congratulate you today. Thanks for being with us. [APPLAUSE] >> Members our nurse of the day is now, with this Caroly Brought/g from Western Salem. Miss Broght/g we're glad to have you here with use today. Thank you for being here. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] Notices and announcement. >> For what purpose does the lady from Lady from Mecklenburg Representative Carnhum/g>> Thank you Mr.Speaker. I wanted to make everyone aware in the chimer that nurses, we began on this past Saturday, and what it would conclude at the end of the week. So to thank all of the nurses that take care of us each and every day when we're sick Sick and unhealthy. Thanks to the nurses. >> For what purpose does the gentlemen from Campbell representative Floyd raise. >> Inquire the chair >> The gentleman may state his inquire >> Mr.Speaker, your vision for the remaining of the week? >> So tomorrow's session would be at 2 PM. The chair is not aware If there's gonna be any votes tomorrow. I will have to look to what committees are meeting. So that has to be determined and then it's as far as Thursday is scheduled, the chair is most likely gonna look at a morning session on Thursday, either 10 or 11 just depending on what the appropriations the finance committees are doing on Thursday We'll know that tomorrow. For what purposes does the lady from Carteret, Representative McElraft, rise? >> For an announcement. >> The lady has the floor for an announcement. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members, I wanted to make sure you remember the best fry tonight. Our wonderful water men from North Carolina have caught this fresh sea food They've got it all prepared ready to go for you. And it will be a Mill's construction at 1627 Navaho Drive. And that's close to the North Raleigh Hilton off of Wake Forest Drive and it's at 5:30. And we had an issue with parking last year, I think they've got that where they're kinda From that little bit so enjoy and thank the commercial fisherman for their production of that sea food, harvesting of that seafood, what did you say? They say the car pool if you could because there is lack of parking that please join us for the fish fry thank you. For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham representative Hall rise. >> Thank you Mr speaker a question to the chair regarding tomorrows session. >> The gentleman may state his inquiry. >> Thank you Mr. speaker you indicated it may or may not be a no vote session where we have any further guidance on that later today Or we will ->> maybe able to give the gentleman an answer in just a few moments. The chair is not in possession right now of any bills from the committee but we are going to see what's in the key so we'll come back to that. >> Good thank you Mr. speaker. >> What purpose does the gentleman from New Hanover representative Kaitlin rise. Thank you Mr. speaker for our personal recognition my wife is not here yet but today is our 42nd wedding anniversary. And I'm a lucky guy and our children are very lucky too. >> Congratulations. >> [APPLAUSE] For what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg Representative Guido/g rise. >> For a point of personal privilege that now have been gilted in by representative Kaitlin. >> The gentleman is recognized to speak for a point of personal privilege. >> Normally I wouldn't do this but today is a special day in my families life my oldest daughter turns 15 today So if you are on the roads and North Mecklenburg I would advice you use caution of course unless you are on 77 and you are not going anywhere anyway so it's fine >> [LAUGH] >> [BLANK_AUDIO] Members in the interest of time the chair has received Report from

representative Lamb where the health committee chair is apparently the health committee has four bills that I'm told that are not controversial that are on the calendar for tomorrow. I think it's the intentions of the bill sponsor to have those bills added to tomorrow's calendar. The committee meets to noon so that may even save us votes on Thursday. So would encourage members to take a look at the health committee agenda for tomorrow and see if any of those appear to be something that members will need addition time to review on those. I would ask any other committee Chair who have an idea if they wanna approach the dais and inform the speaker that would be greatly appreciated. For what purpose does the gentleman from Rockingham Representative Jones rise? >> For an announcement . >> The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. >> Thank you Mr speaker far be it for me to correct the honorable speaker, but I just want to make sure that the members of the health committee know that the committee meeting is at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning in room 643. Health Committee in 643 at 10 o'clock tomorrow. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> The chair would ask that the gentleman from Forsyth, Representative Lambeth, if the gentleman before we adjourn announce which bill the committee is taking up tomorrow that the gentleman believes he would be seeking to have added to the calendar tomorrow. [BLANK_AUDIO] And just to give To give information. It appears that the transportation committee today reported out three bills favorably. You look on your calendar it looks like it's House Bill 971, House Bill 988 and House Bill 1002. So the Chair would anticipate adding those on to the calendar tomorrow. So those would be three bills the Chair is aware of. So if there's other chairs who intend having bills added it would be appropriate to make an announcement to that effect. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Then again those will be subject to if they don't have serial or referrals to an appropriations committee or another committee. The gentleman from Johnston representative Daughtry is recognized for an announcement, judiciary one will meet at 12:30 tomorrow, we'll take up three bills 958, 1020 and 1021 and hopefully at least one or two of those bills will be on the calendar for tomorrow. >> What purpose does the gentleman from Rockingham, Representative Jones rise. >> For an announcement. >> The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. The bills on the calendar for tomorrow for the health committee are House Bill 1012, 1013, 1014 and 1040. All four of those bills were recommended by the joint legislative oversight committee for health. 1012, 1013, 1014 and 1040. You received a corrected notice at 1:53 PM if you're on the health committee thank you. >> Members we also have a school group that's shown up with us. A group of students from Smith Elementary School in Burlington in Alamance County. Would you all please stand, we're glad to have you with us today. >> [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] >> What purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Floyd rise. >> Second inquiry Mr Chair. >> The gentleman may state his inquiry. >> The speaker, you've mentioned that the bills that's come out to help tomorrow if possibly judiciary that they may be able to e disposed off tomorrow, and if so there may not be a vision or hope for Thursday? >> that's correct it's possible I can't represent for a fact that we won't have any votes on Thursday at this time we'll need to see where we are, but it's the chairs intent particularly on these bills that he chair believes are not controversial that they may be the motion to add those to tomorrows calendar. So since we have an opportunity to give folks a heads up wanted to do that so those could be revealed in those bills. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO]

[BLANK_AUDIO] Further notices and announcements. If not the gentleman from Harnett Representative Louis is recognized for a motion. >> Mr. speaker subject to committee appointments the re-seat of committee reports and re-referrals of bills and their solutions. I move with the house adjourned to Adjourn to reconvene Wednesday May 11th at 2:00 O'clock pm. >> Representative Louis move seconded by representative Torbett. That the house do now adjourn subject to the receipt of committee reports. Re-referral of bills and resolutions and committee reports to reconvene, Wednesday May 11th at 2:00 pm. Those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed will say no. The ayes have it. We stand adjourned. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO]