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Senate | May 17, 2016 | Chamber | Senate Session Convenes

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] Senate will come to order sergeant at arms will close the door members will go to their seats. Members and guests in the gallery please silence all your electronic devices. Leading the senate in prayers is Reverent Peter Miller Senate Chaplin all members and guest in the gallery would you please stand. >> Let us pray heavenly Father you are our helper, when things are tough you are strong, when traffic is bad when people are late when our plains fail, you are our helper. And lord we ask you to please again be that today. Steady our hands to the good task. Make us instruments. of your peace Lord and of your grace. Lord and it's in the name peace maker Jesus that we pray. Amen. >> Senator Apodaca is recognized for a motion. >> Thank you Mr. president. Mr. President journal of Monday May 16th, 2016 has been examined and is found to be correct. I move that the senate dispense with the reading of the journal, and that it is stand approved as written. >> Without object the journal from May 16th be approved as written. Mr. President >> Senator Apodaca what purpose do you rise? >> Additional motion if I may. >> Senator Apodaca has the floor for a motion. >> Thank you Mr. President, senate bill 754 prevents squatting in foreclosed real property from today's calendar. We need to move it over to the appropriations committee to take a look at it. >> Without objections so ordered. Senator we have leave of absence granted today for senators Daniel and Barringer. We also have a nurse of the day with us today from Winston-Salem North Carolina is nurse Ashley keen and nurse keen if you will stand to be recognized, thank's for service. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Senator Daniel is here. [CROSSTALK] >> Senator Tucker for what purpose do you rise? >> To send forth the committee report out of order please. Senator Tucker you can send forward your committee report out of order. It is really not out of order senator because it is time for that anyway. Does anybody else that has a the committee report will get those ready. The clerk will read. >> Senator Tucker for the health care committee submits the passage. Senate bill 841 medicaid eligibility time in this funds. Favorable Senate Bill 825 unfavorable as to the bill but favorable as to substitute bill. Expand hospital disclosures requirements. Senate Bill 838 unfavorable has to bill but favorable as to committee substitute bill, title [BLANK-AUDIO]. An act to require that further reporting from the Health and Human and Service related to transformation of the medicaid, and health choice programs and to modify certain provisions of the medicaid transformation legislation. >> Senate bill 841, 825 appropriation based budget. Senate bill 838 calendar. [BLANK-AUDIO]. Any other reports of standing committee senator David for the purpose of do you rise >> Send forth committee report. >> Senator David you can send forward your report. >> Thank you Mr. president [BLANK-AUDIO]. Clerk will read. >> Senator Davis the state and local government committee submits for passage senate bill 727 Moore county local sales tax use/g restriction favorable. Senate bill 733 [INAUDIBLE] bill sewer fee collection favorable. Senate bill 7369 town of roseville/g annexation favorable. Senate bill 741 state control of criminal records check favorable. Senate bill 774 the village of Morgan [INAUDIBLE] favorable. Senate bill 803, municipal service, and district tax [INAUDIBLE] changes favorable. Senate bill 727, 733, 739 774, 803 finance senate bill 741 J2.

[BLANK-AUDIO]. Senators I take the [INAUDIBLE] calendar for the day starting with public bills and second readings Senate Bill 734 the clerk will read. >> Senate Bill 734 statewide standing order opioid antagonist. >> Senator Robinson is recognized to speak to the bill. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Thank you Mr Chair ladies and gentleman this bill is an act authorizing the state health director to prescribe opioid antagonist by means of a statewide standing order with immunity from civil Criminal liability for such action and this came out of the oversight committee and as you are aware probably by looking at TV, and knowing across our state there are a lot of deaths occurring as a result of overdose. And what this does is gives the authority for Nexolon to be used as an antagonist. Which will prevent this and it will give access to individuals in the community from the pharmacist, so that they can administer that in the case of an overdose so I ask for your support. Do we have any discussion or debate? Senator Pate for what purpose do you rise? >> Speak on the bill. >> Senator Pate has the floor to speak to the bill. >> Thank you Mr president I think a great deal of credit goes to Doctor Randle/g Williams who is the state health director for his involvement in this bill As it went through the over sight committee and went through health Human Services committee as well and the judiciary committee, and we owe him a great deal of thanks because he has made it possible by use of this bill to use his credentials. At any pharmacy in North Carolina to dispense this wonderful drug not drug, but antidote for a dangerous drug so that lives can saved across the state. So I commend him as well as the primary sponsors of senator Tucker, senator Robinson. Thank you. >> Any further discussion or debate, hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage of senate bill 734 on it's second reading all in favor vote aye oppose vote no five seconds to be allowed for the voting clerk will record the vote. 49 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, senate bill 734 passes it's second reading without objection be read a third time. >> North Carolina general assembly enact. >> Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none the question before the senate is the passage of senate bill 734 on it's third reading. All in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Opposed no, the aye's have it. Senate bill 734 passes it's third reading and it will be sent to the house. Senate bill 807 clerk will read. >> Senate bill 807 confirm full payment check law to UCC. >> Senator Hartsell is recognized to explain the bill. >> Thank you Mr. President members of the senate 807 comes form the general statute commission it does exactly what the title says Senator Tucker. Because we have not been in conform with the uniform commercial code for about 21 years since it was originally adopted in this chamber, and a bill that I ran. We did not adopt the second section of section 311 C because the unfamiliarity at the time with automatic check processing systems this puts us in control with 48 other states. Montana does it adopt it either. I commend it to you. >> Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none question before the senate is the passage of senate bill 807 on it's second reading all in favor will vote aye. >> Opposed will vote no, five seconds will be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] 49 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative senate bill 807 passes it's second reading without objection will be read a third time. >> North Carolina General assembly of enacts. >> Any discussion or debate? Hearing none the question before the senate is the passage of senate bill 807 on it's third reading all in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Opposed no, the ayes have senate bill 807 passes it's third reading and will be sent to the house. House bill 474 the clerk will read. >> House bill 474 include all year round check out programs calcare/g.

>> Senator barefoot is recognized to explain the bill. >> Thank you Mr president the bill before you exempts trackout programs from being required to be licensed child care facilities in North Carolina. Currently what we call recreational programs that operate for less than four consecutive months a year what you and I know as summer programs are exempted from the licence child care statute. Trackout programs are essentially the same thing, but they follow the child throughout the year. So they'll be two to three week period that a school aged child will engage in one of these recreational camps four times a year. And we're just asking to allow them to continue to do that without having to install commercial kitchens, and meet all of these regular tour compliance. The Department of Health and Human Services is good with this bill. >> Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none question for the senate is the passage of senate committee substitute to house bill 474 on it's second reading all in favor will vote aye, oppose will vote no, five seconds after the voting the clerk will record the vote. [BLANK-AUDIO] 49 having voted in the affirmative zero and the negative senate committee substitute house bill 474 passes second reading. Without objection will be read a third time. >> North Carolina general assembly enacts. >> Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the senate is the passage of the senate committee substitute, house bill 474 on third reading, all in favor say aye? >> Aye. >> Opposed no? The ayes have it, so the committee substitute of house bill 474 passes its third reading, it will be sent to the house for concurrence in the senate committee substitute. [BLANK-AUDIO]. And that closes out our calendar for the day. So this time we would like to take the opportunity to introduce our pages or the week, so pages if you can make your way round to the front of the dias here, and when you get up front we will read your names. [BLANK-AUDIO]. Clerk will read pages serving in the chamber this week Anna Blunt/g Clinton. Lauren Brown Troy, [UNKNOWN] Charlotte. [UNKNOWN] Raleigh. Drew Fisher [UNKNOWN] Meredith Fowler/g Raleigh. Yolo/g Guison/g [UNKNOWN] Candle/g Gilmore Wintersville/g. D Antony Hall [UNKNOWN], McKenzie Hanman/g [UNKNOWN], Kendorn/g Hues [UNKNOWN] Winston Salem, [UNKNOWN] Sanjay Lucas, Winston Salem, Jennifer Tan/g Chapel hill, Lee [UNKNOWN] Durham, [UNKNOWN] High point, Hanna Smith [UNKNOWN], [UNKNOWN] Tailor Wilson. Pages you're doing a great service to the State this week by serving the Senate and we thank you for it. We hope you enjoy your week. Thanks so much. [APPLAUSE] Do we have any notices or announcements? Senator Jackson for what purpose do you rise. >> Make an announcement please. >> Mr. Jackson you have the floor. >> Thank you Mr president members I'd like to make you aware that the Young Lobbyist Association is putting on their annual backyard bash at 10 tonight and [UNKNOWN] from five to seven. They said rain or shine. And the food is being provided by a [UNKNOWN] group restaurant called The Sandpipers which is located in [UNKNOWN] which of cause is in my district. So I invite all of you out to eat some good old Eastern, North Carolina barbecue. Thank you sir. >> Thank you Senator. Any other notices or announcements? >> Mr. President. >> Senator Tarte for what purpose do you ask? >> Moment of persona privilege. >> Senator you have the floor for moment of personal privilege. >> Yes, I just like to have everybody recognize the special birthday that we did not recognized yesterday. Since we were typically not in session, but this particular person, I wanna call attention to a couple of awards that he happened to achieve during his life time. That is from his military service. Most of you may or may not know. A lot of you are familiar with the brown star and this individual was not only ordered a bronze star, he was awarded three. Which is amazing for power and bravery in combat. The more interesting medal that he was awarded, an one of the rarest given is the third highest given to our military. We are all familiar with congressional medal of honor, the second highest, after that is after that is the distinguished service cross, one of the rarest

medals given to our members of combat for valor during combat, is the silver star. And the gentleman beside me to the left has both the silver star and three bronze stars. And I want to wish him his happy 84th birthday. Senator Colonel Ron Raven a true American hero. Happy birthday Colonel. [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] >> Sir may I have a moment of personal privilege? Just to put that in perspective that 30,661 days I've had on the planet so [INAUDIBLE] a year that I should be of some help to you thank you very much. >> Thank you senator. >> [APPLAUSE] Senator Tillman for what purpose do you rise? >> Mr President a moment of personal privilege. >> You have the floor senator. >> I don't know how to put this but one of our newest members is a senate today asked me how old I am. Well I couldn't ready remember but I can tell you this senator I know we are not supposed to ask women how old they are. I never heard a woman, I don't think a man either ask me how old I am. But this I know Colonel you're older than I am [LAUGH] All I wanna know is which World war was that again my hearing is gone? I'm proud of you you are my hero Colonel. >> Senator Apodaca for what purpose do you rise> >> A moment of personal privilege. >> You have the floor senator. >> Thank you Mr president I think it was a year or two ago in this body we voted to allow the supreme court to hold sessions outside of Raleigh, and we're very happy about that, because we always felt like our supreme court was in North Carolina was actually in Tennessee. But today we had a special occasion in the beautiful town of [UNKNOWN] in North Carolina the Supreme court held court there. I think it was the first time they have been out of Raleigh since 1861, and so it was quite an honor to have them there. And I will have to tell senator Daniel [INAUDIBLE] is a very beautiful town, and if you look west you can see them mountains from there. So thank you for a great day. >> Any other notices or announcements? >> Any further business to come before the senate? If not the Chair recognizes senator Berger for a motion. >> Thank you Mr president I move that the senate do now adjourn subject to the standard stipulation set forth in the senate rule 24.1. Receipt of committee reports, the receipt of house messages and ratification of bills to reconvene on On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 2 p.m. Motion of the senator now adjourned subject to the stipulation stated by Senator Berger/g. We convene Wednesday, May 18th at 2 p.m. Seconded by Senator Anderson/g. All in favor say aye. >> Aye. >> Opposed no and the ayes have it. And the Senate stands adjourned. [SOUND]