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House | May 16, 2016 | Chamber | House Session

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[SOUND] May I have your attention please? Visitors, please retire from the chamber as the house prepares to return from recess, thank you. [BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Figure that out [NOISE] [SOUND] [SOUND] The house will come back to order. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] The house will come to order [INAUDIBLE] memorial or papers addressed to the general assembly or the house the clerk will read. Members you may take their seats we've already done the pledge of allegiance, and the prayer were done prior to the recess. So we are moving on to business the clerk will read. >> Employment of Scott [UNKNOWN] 2015/ 2016 by the governor of the state of North Carolina, a proclamation. Whereas the Honorable Jack [UNKNOWN] representative from the 105th house district 2015/ 2016 General Assembly has resigned and wanna add us to provisions for general statute 163-11 require that the vacancy created by the resignation of the honorable Jacqueline M Shaffer will be filled by appointment, of the person recommended by 105 state house district executive committee of the Republican party and whereas the 105th house district executive committee the Republican party has notified me the recommendation of Scott Stone of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina be filled the unexpired term. I do by these presence appoint Scott D. Stone as a member of the North Carolina State House Representative 2015/ 2016 General Assembly. Witness I have here and to signed my name and affixed the great seal of state of North Carolina at the capital of the city of Raleigh this 12th day of May in the year of our Lord 2016. Pat MacCory Governor Eileen Marshal Secretary of state. >> Noted the general statute 11-7.1 I would administer the oath of office Representative Hager, Jitter, Brian, Bradford Moore, Cotham, Earl, Cornnie, Brawley, Bishop, Cunningham, Alexander and Larry Hall will please escort Representative Stone to the dais. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Representative Stone, if you would please place your left hand on the Bible, raise your right. Do you, Scott D. Stone, solemnly and sincerely swear that you will support the constitution of the United States. That you will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the state of North Carolina and to the constitutional powers and authorities which are or made the establishment for the government thereof.

And that you will endeavor to support, maintain and defend the constitution of said state. Not inconsistent with the constitution of the United States to the best of your knowledge and ability, so help you God. >> I will. >> Do you swear that you will well and truly execute the duties of the office of the members of the house of Representatives according to the best of your skill and ability according to law so help you God. >> I will. >> Congratulations. >> [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] Representative Stol/g will occupy seat 65 Representative Hager would you please escort the member to his seat. [BLANK_AUDIO] Representative Star/g will serve on the following committees, appropriations, appropriations subcommittee on appropriation, banking, homeland security, military and veteran's affairs, public utilities and transportation. The senate will be so notified. Members our nurse of the day is with us today Jeanette Orr from Maple Hill, North Carolina. Ms. Orr thank you for being with us this evening, please join me in welcoming her [APPLAUSE] In recognition on motion of the lady from Wilson, representative Martin the chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Grace Winslow who is visiting this evening from Wilson. Ms. Winslow would you please stand so we can welcome you, thank you for being with us. >> [APPLAUSE] >>On motion of the gentleman from Johnstone, representative Daughtry the chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to the following individuals, Patrick Stevens and his family. Patrick is a senior at south Johnstone high school, he is ranked fifth in his class today we recognize him for winning the 2016 3A North Carolina high school men's state golf championship. At the age of nine Patrick shot an 85 to win his first golf tournament. Patrick will be attending East Carolina university on a golf scholarship We wanna certainly wish him congratulations his parents and his extended family some of those that are here as well are his family Mike and Anita Stevenson who are his parents and Billy and Sue Johnson who are a great aunt and uncle. Would you all stand so we could welcome you. Thank you for being with us and congratulations [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] The chair directs the following conferees be appointed to senate bill 726 the CIRC update. Representative Brawley, chair. Members Representative Saine, Howard, Solka, Katyleen and Goodman senate will be so notified. Members one other additional announcement before we move to business the Chair was informed that on Saturday May 14th, that our very own Craig Horne was awarded an honorary doctor degree by Wendy University their commencement ceremony. That's quite an honor and I hope you'll join me in congratulating Dr. Horn on that. >> [APPLAUSE] >> And no Representative Horn that does not mean you can be the doctor of the day. >> [LAUGH] And no increasing pay either, no sir. [BLANK_AUDIO] Calendar senate Bill 50, the clerk will read. [BLANK_AUDIO] The conferees reported to resolve the differences between the Senate and house representatives on State Bill 50. A bill to be entitled enact increase the authorization for the Wilson County to levy the [INAUDIBLE] tax house committed substitute trade for 71615 submitting the following report. The senate and the house agree to the following amendment to the house committee substitute favorable 71615 and the senate concurs in the house committee substitute as amended. Delete the entire house committed substitute for every service 1615 and substitute the tax proposed conference committee will substitute S50-PCC S45486- SV- 1. The conferees recommended But the Senate and the house representatives about their support. The conferee approved with May 12, 2016 conferees to the Senate Senator Blunt Chair, Senator Newton, conferees for the house representatives, representative Susan Martin Chair, Representative Louis, Representative San For what purpose does the lady from Wilson Representative Martin rise.>> For a motion >> The lady is recognized for a motion.

>> I move we think with the proposed conference committee substitute. >> The lady from Wilson has moved that the house can now concur with the conference report strike and adopt the conference report as the Senate Bill 50 the lady is recognized to debate the motion. Thank you Mr Speaker, members who are working on this local occupancy tax bill for three years now. And a lot of work has gone into it the local stake holders it's fully supported by the county, the city, the Tourist and Development Authority, our citizens, our hoteliers, full bipartisan supported the delegation. We did a lot of work on the language so that the tourism coalition is in full support and I hope you will support us in this local bill, thank you happy to take any questions. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from New Hanover Representative Divas rise? >> To speak on the motion. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate on the motion. >> Thank you Mr. speaker ladies and gentlemen of the house I just wanted to clarify what we are doing here as far as the wording in this particular conference report. If you go your attention to the last section of the bill which is sub section E, it states that Wilson county shell on quarterly basis remit the net proceeds of occupancy to the Wilson county tourism development authority This does comply with our house occupancy guidelines. Next sentence says it the authority should use at least two thirds of the funds remitted to it under the subsection to promote travel and tourism in Wilson county. That complies with our local or our house occupancy guidelines. The reminder says, that shall use the reminder for tourism related expenditures. That part of the sense/g complies with our house guidelines. Where we have a tweak is additional, language that are mutually agreed upon by the Wilson county tourism development authority and the Wilson city council. What this has effect is simply saying here is that yes, the TDA will still have authority per our guidelines to make a decision on how the money is spent. The tweak, the additional language says it has but it also has to be agreed upon by the Wilson City Council. So that is a clarification of what we have before us thank you. Mr. Speaker. >> For what purpose does the Gentleman from Durham Representative Luke you rise? >> To see Representative Martin will yield for question. >> Does the lady from Wilson, yield to the gentleman from Durham? >> I yield. >> She yields. >> Friendly question Representative Martin, could you tell us what's not in here now that was so controversial last year that. Last year there was a piece in it, that as a body we weren't comfortable with it and so the bill did not get approved last year, can you tell us about that? >> Yes, thank you for the question. In order to have full support of our hoteliers in Wilson, they'll have a lot more confidence if we're gonna double out tax from three to six, on the ability of the city to control Capital expenditures and their request in the negotiation process was that we specify the use of the fund of those dollars. And they be remitted to the city, because our tourism development authority is awesome at marketing and promotion. But less confidence in capital expenditures. So when we came together as stake holders group between the city, county, hoteliers and TDA last time, and this was very important for the senate to approve it because they would not do without the support of the hoteliers. The agreement we came to was modeled after other occupancy taxes that had passed particularly Nash county, which had the 2% which can be used for capital, remitted directly to the city of Wilson to be improved in advance by the tourism authority. So in effect, both approved it last time but did not comply because the money was going directly into the city. So this is a local bill, but we do have statewide guidelines and they serve a good purpose Purpose, so in order to have the tourism coalition more comfortable, we came back with this language that says all the money goes to the tourism authority. But for those capital expenditures, everyone locally is much more comfortable if the city is involved then those are the projects we all intended to go to and the coalition is in full support of that new compromised language. >> follow up >> Does the lady yield to additional question. >> I yield. >> She yields. >> So with this we have a situation then where it can be easily said that it's in in conformance with our guidelines. >> What I always hope from the coalition was it conforms plus/g. And there were some other suggestions they had that are not guidelines, like hey don't oppose to you saying how the money cannot be spent, they just want the authority to have control. So they have guidelines not to statutes and that gives us the ability to interpret. >> Thank you very much. >> Thank you. >> For what purpose does the lady form [INAUDIBLE] representative Mickel rise? >> To speak on the bill. >> Lady has the floor to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr.

speaker, I wanted to thank representative Martin for holding that bill and working with the the tourism coalition in her town and senator and all. I truly appreciate that because this way you're in compliance now and we don't have to change ant rules or have any exceptions and thank you so much. >>> For what purpose does the lady from Wilson, representative farmer Butterfield rise? >> Simply to ask the house members to support senate bill. > That is recognized as to debate the debate the motion. >> Thank you Mr. speaker I ask the members to please support the bill, all the parties that work diligently to come up with a compromise and comply with the guidelines and appease all parties so all favorable, vote will be appreciated thank you. >> Further discussion further debate, if not the question before the house Before the house is the adoption of the conference report the Senate Bill 50, those in favor will vote aye those opposed will vote No the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] The court will lock the machine to record the vote, 96 having voted in the affirmative and 15 in the negative since the conference report for Senate Bill 50 is adopted and the Senate will be so notified. Members are there I understand on the local bill there maybe some amendments to two, but is there objection to Representative Frailey/g is the gentleman going to withhold before making an amendment this evening? Right in front of me. [BLANK_AUDIO] Is there any objection to the following bills being grouped together, House Bill 956, House Bill 957 and House Bill 1037, is there any objection to those being grouped together? Chair is aware that there may be an amendment to House Bill 1009. He's been informed that the amendment on the 1037 will be run probably tomorrow. Any objection to those being grouped together for a second reading? Hearing no the chair directs that those be grouped. The clerk will read those three bills please. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Representative McGrady and Whitmire, House Bill 956 a bill to be entitled an act to provide to provide that the Henderson County is authorized to construct, community college buildings from the campus of Blue Ridge Community College general assembly of North Carolina enacts. Representative Mcgrady and Whitmire house bill 957 a bill to be entitled an act to amend the charter of the city of Hendersonville to allow the members to receive compensation for their services as provided by general, law general assembly of North Carolina enacts. Representative Saine house bill 1037 a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Lincoln county airport authority to enter to certain contracts for a period greater than 25 years and to make technical corrections to the [INAUDIBLE] law related to the airport authority. The general assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Henderson Representative Mcgrady rise? >> Mr speaker to speak on the first of the two bills. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the two bills. >> The first bill 956 is a bill sort by Henderson county and Representative Whitmire and I are putting it forward. Basically we'll cut the time to build a building six to nine months quicker. It's early college building and therefore it sort of gets caught between being part of a department of public construction and community community college system this is just for expedited. We've passed a similar bill I believe for Buncombe county at some recent day. And the second bill comes from the city of Hendersonville it is a charter amendment they got a very old charter and they were cleaning it up and this relates to how they would budget for increase in council pay they got nothing pending there. They just wanna bring it up to like the standard of everybody else. Again Representative Whitemire and I are putting this forward and there's no opposition it's being asked for in both cases by the local government thank you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman Alimance Representative Ross rise? >> Thank you Mr speaker to speak briefly on house bill 1037. >> The gentleman is recognized to debate to house bill 1037. >> Thank you Mr speaker Representative Saine is out and asked if I would present this bill for him because this is identical to a situation or circumstance that we had at our local regional airport, a few years ago.

Many of the regional local airport are growing they all have an economic development opportunities what they are finding is in many cases, whether it's a rental of a hanger, or other things on the airport property that when a company comes in, a 25 year lease just simply doesn't work. And they would like a longer lease period. So all the bill does is really change period from 25 to 50 years.The city council is in favor of this.The county commissioner is in favor of this as well as the airport authority. >> Further discussion, further debate if not the question of the house is the adoption of house bill 956, 957, and 1037 on their second reading. Those in favor will say Aye>> Aye. As opposed opposed no. The Ayes have it. House bill 956,957 and 1037 pass their second reading. The chair would object to third reading on house bill 1037. Is there objection to third reading on house bill 956 and 957 ? In none the question for the house is the adoption of house bills 956 and 957 on third reading after the Reads. Clerk will read. >> General senate of North Carolina. >> Further discussion further debate if not the question before the house now is the passage of House Bill 956 and 957 on their third reading. Those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed no. The ayes have it. House Bills 956 and 957 having passed their third reading will be sent to the senate. House Bill 1009 incorporate. >> Representative Adcock, Dollar, Malone, and Avila, house bill 1009 a bill to put [INAUDIBLE] to donate retired service animals use by the police department or any other town agency to the police officer or employee who Who had normal custody and control of the animals North Carolina enacts. >> For what purpose does the lady from Wake, representative Adcock rise? >> To set forth an amendment. >> Lady is recognized to send forth an amendment, the clerk will read. >> Representative Adcock moves to amend the bill on page 1 line 7 through 13 by rewriting those lines to read. >> Lady is recognized to debate the amendment. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. So members 1009 is the local bill, it is non- controversial supported by the entire Wake county delegation and would in essence remove the obligation of the six Wake county town that are mentioned in this bill from having to treat service animals as excess inventory and then basically go through those five or so options they had to dispose of service animals just as they would an old computer, an old police car or an old fire engine. This amendment seeks to give the towns more flexibility with three options instead of the one that's simply listed in the bill the bill that would allow them to give the retired service animal to the public safety officer. This amendment gives them the three options, the first to give them to the officer, the second to give them to the surviving spouse or in the event that the officer employed dies to their surviving children and the third is an organisation dedicated to the assistance or support of these retiring animals. I would ask for your support for this amendment. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Further discussion, further debate on the amendment. If not the question for the house is the adoption of Amendment One if it's sent forth by Representative Adcock. Those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those Opposed no, the ayes have it, amendment A1 is adopted. We're now back on the bill as amended, further discussion, further debate? Does the lady desire further debate on the bill? >> I just wanted to ask if there are any questions otherwise I appreciate- >> Lady recognized to debate the bill. >> Thank you speaker, I wanted to thank my fellow sponsors, representative Dollar, Malone and Avila for sponsoring Sponsoring this bill. >> Further discussion further debate if not the question before the house is the adoption of house bill 1009 on the second reading those in favor will say I, those opposed No, the Is have it, house bill 1009 having passed the second reading will without objection be read a third time. >> Object >> Does the gentleman wish to object or wish Wish to debate the gentleman wish to object the third reading? >> Object third reading. >> Objection having noted the bill will remain on the county/g. House Bill 1020 the court will read [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Representative Daughtry house bill 1020 a bill to be entitled an act to amend the appointment of commission defense services to make various changes to defense services to recommend by the joint legislative sacramento/g and justice Department of Safety. The general assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Before I recognize the gentleman [INAUDIBLE] to the rules food is allowed on the floor at this time because we actually went to session at 10 am. AM. So we've been in more than the two hours. For what purpose does the gentlemen from Johnson, representative Daughtry rise. >> Speak on the bill.

>> Gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. >> Members we had a really, really good vote on this bill, the last time it was heard and I hope you will vote that way again. Thank you. >> For what purpose does The lady from Guildford, representative Harrison rise. >> To debate the bill. >> Lady is recognized to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen in the house, I really appreciate representative Daughtry's leadership on this. I know this is a compromise that was worked out amongst many different praise but my concern and the reason why I voted no last week and will be voting no again is because we're eliminating some of the diversity on the commission and that would be eliminating the positions offered by the association of women attorneys and the association of black attorneys. So I would be a no vote. Thank you. >> Further discussion, further debate. If not the question for the house is passed of House Bill 1020 on Third reading. Those in favor will vote aye, those oppose will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] Following individuals who wish to record representative Zachary and Hanes. Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 92 having voted in the affirmative and 19 in the negative, House Bill 1020 passes it's third reading, will be sent to the Senate. House Bill 1021 the clerk will read. >> Representative Daughtry, House Bill 1021 a bill to entitle, enact to make various amendments to the laws regarding the innocent inquiry commission on recommendation by the joint legislative oversight committee on justice and public safety joint civil North Carolina Act. >> What purpose does the gentleman from Johnston representative Daughtry rise? >> To speak on the bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker this bill comes to us from a joint legislative oversight committee on justice and public safety that met many times between January and today, there's no question that the actual innocents commission does an outstanding job and this bill simply amend some of the laws regarding debt commission. It clarifies the commission's director reports to the director of administrative officer of the courts, clarifies which plans or factual [UNKNOWN] may be filed directly by the claimant and which must be filed by the claimant's counsel. Specifies that the claimant's waiver will not be construed as a waiver of a convicted persons right to be heard by the court before the court issues a protective order. As a provision, if a claimant's fight for innocence is granted the commission will notify each co-defendant of the claim and if the co-defendant wishes to also file a claim They must do so within 60 days of receipt of the notice. As a provision that if a claimant's fight for innocence is granted the director must provide confidential case status updates every 6 months to the district attorney, the convicted personal counsel if any And the referring counsel if any. And then there's also another provision that says in the event the district attorney and the defense counsel decides that the person is actually innocent then it bypasses the eight judge panel and goes to the three judge panel. Clarifies counsel for innocent persons will be appointed by the energy defense services, and adds provision that commission will notify the parties involved before requesting any protective order regarding any portion of the investigative file. This is what the bill does. Representative Stam has an amendment that I recommend we adopt. Thank you Mr. Speaker. >> The gentleman from Wake, Representative Stam is recognized to send forth an amendment. The clerk will read. >> Representative Stam moves to amend the bill on page 3 lines 7 through 8 by rewriting those lines to read. >> The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. Members of the House, first of all it's a good bill. I hope you vote for it with this amendment. I'll explain in a second. Can you believe nine or 10 years ago setting up this commission was actually controversial in this House? But we have agreed that it's not a good thing for innocent people to remain in prison Who would have thunk? Anyway this amendment just clarifies by giving a definition to when a formal inquiry begins. If you're gonna start a race you wanna know where the starting line is. This does that. It also clarifies the effective date that it applies applies to pending claims, to things that may have happened before but today are not made invalid or abated by this act. I recommend the amendment to you.

>> For what purpose does the gentleman from Johnson, Representative Daughtry, rise? >> just to say one thing about this commission. >> The gentleman's recognized to debate the amendment. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. There was one defendant who was in jail for rape for 24 years that DNA evidence conclusively proved that he was innocent and the DNA also proved who the actual person who commited the crime. The guy who served 24 years is out of prison. The guy who committed the crime is in prison. It's a wonderful organization. >> Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the House is the adoption of amendment one set forth by Representative Stam. 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 and record the vote. With 109 having voted in the affirmative and 2 in the negative, the amendment is adopted. We're now back on the bill. Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the adoption of House Bill 1021 on its second reading. Those in favor will vote aye. Those opposed will vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Clerk will lock the machine record the vote, 110 having voted in the affirmative and one in the negative house bill 1021 pass its second reading and will without objection be read a third General assembly of North Carolina. >> Further discussion further debate if not the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1021 on its third reading those in favor will say I >> I >> Those opposed No, the Is have it house bill 1021 having passed its third reading will be sent to the Senate, members the chair would go back to house bill The chair objected the third reading because representative Fraley was going to run an amendment, the chair has been informed by the gentleman from Iredell he know wishes to run that amendment therefore the chair is going to remove his objection [INAUDIBLE] further members have objection a third reading on that local bill. That's representative Fare Cork this is only The airport bill at 1037 linked as an airport authority is not the one the gentleman objected to so the gentleman doesn't wish to object to this one. Clerk will read, third reading. >> [INAUDIBLE] further discussion further debate, if not he question before the house is the passage of house bill 1037 on its third Those in favor will say aye >> Aye >> Those opposed No, the Is have it house bill 1037 having passed its third reading will be sent to the Senate. Yes madam clerk the bills which were amended shall be engraved. I ask our pages to come forward please. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Pages that you hear your name called please step forward so that members will be able to identify you. Clerk will introduce the pages. >> Zadier/g Brown Wake County. Brian Cooper, Pitt County. David Cox, Wake County. Sheena Dean, Wake County. Caroline Gortman/g, Craven County. Hailey Hughes, Craven County. Jonathan Johnson, Craven County. Ming Sun Jin, Orange County. Richard Lee The Third, Wake County. Vivian Milholern/g, Chaplin County. Daniel Murray, Alamance County. Avalon Warren, Gaston County. Eric Wiley, Wake County. >> Pages we certainly hope you have a great week ahead of you. This week's gonna be a budget week so you'll see most of the work go on over across in the legislative office building, the appropriations Committee as opposed to him here. We ask my colleagues to please join in welcoming you with us this week to serve as pages. >> [APPLAUSE] >> You all may return to your post.

Members for your planning purposes tomorrow he session will be at 10 a.m. The only bills that will be on for the session that the Chair is aware is one bill that was objected to this evening which is a known role call. And will determine if that bill needs to be heard but chair does not intend to have any recorded votes in tomorrows session. Also for your planning purposes tomorrow there will be some announcements of the committee meetings and so 10 a.m session would probably be simultaneously I believe when the appropriations committee is supposed to meet. So without objection, the appropriation, the Chair will direct that the appropriation committee meet at the same time as session. Notices and announcements. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Dollar rise. >> For an announcement. >> the gentleman has the floor for an announcement. >> Members for appropriation will meet tomorrow morning at 9.30 to take up the changes to the second year of the biannual budget. You should have your documents I think the sergeant at arms is completing the process of trying to get you your money report as well as your budget bill this evening. Please bring those with you tomorrow. The rules for appropriation will be the same as they have been previously. We will start out with some explanations of the items that are in the budget beginning on or after 9.30 in the morning. And during that time you will have up until 1 O'clock, 1 O'clock will be the cut off for you to get any request for amendment drafting in into the committee staff. So 1 o'clock will be the cut of for getting your request in and to the staff for them to draft any amendments that you may wish to have and then of course after that time we'll be working on taking up amendments in the afternoon. I'll be happy to answer any questions. For what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg, Representative Brawley, rise? >> For an announcement. >> The gentleman has the floor for an announcement.>> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The House committee on finance will meet at 8:30 at room 544 to take up one bill, HB130. We will have an abbreviated document from which to work that will contain only the finance potions of the budget for us to deal with in committee and then we'll be able to take the full bill up later in appropriations. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Rutherford, Representative Hager, rise? >> For an announcement. The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker Republicans will caucus right after adjournment in 544. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Jackson, rise? For an announcement. >> The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I rise pursuant to House Rule 39 to announce that after tonight's session I will be filing a discharge petition for House Bill 946, otherwise known by the short title High School II full repeal bill. In accordance with the rules, I obtained a fiscal note. I have it and I will file it alongside the discharge petition. In the fiscal note, you'll see about funding for the Human relations Commission. I will not that that is the same amount of funding that is in the House bugdet that is being passed out. I will also note from that fiscal note quote this bill would likely circumvent the risk of a potential loss of federal funds due to the currently pending legal action by the federal government alleging violations of compliance The title seven of the civil rights act of 1964, title nine of the educational amendments of 1972 and the balance against women re-authorization act 2013. These statutes authorize federal agencies to withhold funds due to lack of compliance after certain due process is met. I need 61 members to sign the discharge petition. So that we can get to work on repealing House Bill 2 and removing the anchor that is on the North Carolina economy. I hope you will sign the petition and allow us to have at least this important debate. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Wayne, Representative Bell, rise? >> For an announcement. >> The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. >> Mr. Speaker will all the the fun going on this week, the annual backyard bash is tomorrow night from five to seven. It's open to all legislators and staff and you received invitations look for a good time of food fun and fellowship. Thank you. >> What purpose does the lady from Guilford, representative Harrison rise? >> Point of personal privilege. >> Lady is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the house last Last week was the North Carolina league of conservation of voters green tie awards and we had several members of this chamber that we need to congratulate. Starting with representative Luebke who was representative of the year, Rick Glazier won the Joe award, named after our former speaker Joe Hackney.

Rising stars, we had a slew of them, Gail Gale Adcock, John Ager, Cecil Brockman, Brian Turner and Shelley Willingham. Let's congratulate them. Thank you. [APPLAUSE] >> Further notices and announcements. If not the gentleman from Harnett representative Lewis is recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker I move that the house adjourn to reconvene Tuesday May 17th at 10 O'clock AM. Representative Lewis moves seconded by representative Dickson that the house do now adjourn to reconvene Tuesday May 17th at 10 AM Those in favor will say aye. >> Aye! >> Those opposed no, the ayes have it. House stands adjourned! [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO]