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House | June 24, 2014 | Chamber | Proceedings

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The House will come to order. Members will take their seats. Visitors will retire from the chamber. The Sargent in Arms will close the doors. Members and visitors, please silence any and all electronic devices. The prayer today will be offered by Representative John Bell. We would ask that the members and any visitors in the gallery, please stand and also remain standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Please join with me in prayer. Dear God, thank you for another beautiful day on earth. And thank you for the men and women that serve in this chamber. May you look upon this assembly of state leaders and fill us with your wisdom. May we always act in accordance of your will and our decisions be for peace and well-being of this great state. It’s in your name that I pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And to the republic, for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Burr is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister Chairman, the journal for Monday, June 23rd has been examined and found to be correct. I move for it to be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Burr moves that the journal for June 23rd be approved as written. Those in favor will say aye. Those opposed, no. The ayes have it. The journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials, or papers addressed to the general assembly or the House. Messages from the governor, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The governor’s objection and veto message, House bill 1069, an act to amend the unemployment insurance laws as recommended by the joint legislative voters ??? committee on unemployment insurance. After reviewing House bill 1069, I have determined a veto is the proper course of action. Although the vast majority of this bill contains much needed revisions to unemployment insurance laws, there are unacceptable provisions which stagger and shorten terms of current lawfully seated members. I pointed these members following a previous legislative directive that did not require confirmation for initial appointments. The three qualified, capable and bipartisan appointees by all accounts have performed well. I look forward to working with the House and Senate leaders to help craft a new bill which addresses our concerns while also improving employment policies. Therefore, I veto the bill for query. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those refer to the committee on rules, calendar and operations of the House. Ratification of bills and resolutions. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? postponed bills ??? Rosenthal, Secretary of State, House of City Building 45 ??? to operate and contract post office. Senate Bill 867, an act to extend terms of office from 2… [SPEAKER CHANGES] The court will suspend. We’ll delay ratification until the Speaker’s back. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members, our nurse for the day is Allison Abernathy from Cherryville, North Carolina. Miss Abernathy, glad to have you here. If you please, stand and let us welcome you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stone and Warren to send forth a committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stone and Warren for the government committee. House Bill 1051 authorizes DHHS cooperative extension contract. Favorable. Counter. And without objection… [SPEAKER CHANGES] Objection. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman Jacob. Stand up. Please continue reading. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 865 ??? Boone extra territorial jurisdiction. Favorable. Counter. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Objection. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman from Durnham is out of order. The chair is simply reflecting the bill is being counted with 36B, not necessarily being added to today’s calendar at this time. State bill 871 ??? annexation. Favorable. And we certainly refer to finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those will refer to the committee on finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Brawley and Iler are recognized to send forth the committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative William Brawley and Representative Iler for the transportation committee. House bill 1157, electronic driver’s license amendment. Favorable. Counter. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1190, DPS the safety vehicle alliance. Favorable. Counter.

Senate Bill 864, Yanceyville ATV use, favorable. Calendar. Introductions of bills and resolutions. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Fisher, House Joint Resolution 1271, honor Senator Martin Nesbitt. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar, and without objection. Added to today’s calendar. Is their objection? Hearing none. So ordered. Okay. Representative Daughtry is recognized to send forth a committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Daughtry for judiciary assignment of bills. Senate Bill 648. North Carolina Commerce Protection Act of 2014 assigned to judiciary subcommittee B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. Messages from the Senate. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 712, Senate committee substitute for the addition for the bill that’s been titled the act to revise and clarify the special education scholarship for children with disabilities and to exempt certain schools from childcare licensure requirements. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate committee substitute for House Bill 894. A bill’s been titled an act to improve source water protection planning. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate committee substitute for House Bill 1043. A bill that’s been titled an act to clarify that statutes related to the use of prequalification public construction contracting as studied by the joint purchasing contract study committee. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar, and the bill will be calendared for tomorrow, June 25th. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 761. A bill that’s been titled an act to enhance the effectiveness of the occupational licensing to military service members and veterans and to direct the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and the State Board of Community Colleges to submit a plan that will ensure that college credits are uniformly granted to students with military training. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill was referred to the committee on rules. Calendar and operations of the House. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee substitute for Senate Bill 794, for a bill that’s been titled an act to disapprove certain rules adopted by the North Carolina Industrial Commission to provide specific direction to the Industrial Commission to replace the rules and to amend certain provisions of the workers’ compensation law. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Bill was referred to judiciary subcommittee B. Members, on the motion of members from Gaston County, Representatives Bumgardner, Hastings and Torbett. The Chair’s happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to a number of individuals. Jessie Borja, who is the chairman of the Gaston County Young Republicans. Daniel Ware, who is the North Caroling Young Republican college liaison and political director. And Brandon Abernathy, who is the husband of the Nurse of the Day. If you all could please stand so we can welcome you. Calendar. House Bill 569, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate committee substitute for House Bill 569, a bill that’s been titled an act removing certain restrictions on satellite annexations so the village of Foxfire and remove restrictions on satellite annexations so the town of Harrisburg. General Assembly of North Carolina, next. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate. If not the question before the House is the passage of the Senate committee substitute for House Bill 569 on its third reading on its motion to concur. So many as favor the motion vote aye. Those opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote.

Rep () you have done a great job on the bill. The clerk will lock he machine and record the vote. 103 have voted on the affirmative and 9 in the negative. The senate committee substitute for house bill 569 passes its third ??(inaudible)and is ordered in roll. Members we are getting to move bit around the calendar we have a number of resolutions [Speaker Changes]Mr Speaker [Speaker Changes] For what purpose does the gentleman from ??(inaudible)Rep cleveland rise [Speaker Changes]can i be recorded as voted aye on the last vote [Speaker Changes]on the last past bill.Gentleman would be recorded as having voted Aye [Speaker Changes]For what purpose does the gentlemen from Bladen Rep Brisson rise [Speaker Changes]to vote yes on last bill [Speaker Changes]Gentleman would be recorded as Aye. Rep Ford same matter. Rep Warren same matter you want be recorded Aye on the last bill [Speaker Changes] Yes sir Thank you [Speaker Changes] So noted for Rep Ford and Rep Warren same for Rep Burr. They would be recorded as having voted Aye [Speaker Changes]Mr Speaker [Speaker Changes]For what purpose does the gentlemen from vance Rep Baskerville rise [Speaker Changes]I would like to be recorded as voted Aye on the last bill [Speaker Changes]Gentleman would be recorded as voted Aye on the last bill [Speaker Changes]House resolution 1259, the clerk will read [Speaker Changes]The house resolution 1259, house resolution honoring the supporters and participants of the city of Lutyens annual soldiers reunion on 125th anniversary of the reunion. The House resolves [Speaker Changes]Gentleman from Catawba Rep Setzer has the floor to debate the resolution [Speaker Changes] Thank you Ladies and Gentleman and the House. You heard the ??[inaudible)from the reading clerk itself explanatory and i appreciate your support [Speaker Changes] Further discussion Further Debate. If not the question before the house is the passage of the house resolution 1259. Supporting the passage of the resolution will vote Aye Those opposing would vote No. The clerk would open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 110 recorded having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. Resolution is adopted ordered printed. Resolution 1270, clerk will read [Speaker Changes]House resolution 1270, house resolution honoring the river side masonic lodge number 606 ancient pre-accepted. House resolves [Speaker Changes] Gentleman from catawba Rep Setzer is recognized to debate the resolution [Speaker Changes]long time represents the essence of this bill and i would appreciate your support. May be the blessings of god attend you. [Speaker Changes] Further discussion further debate. If not the question before the house is the passage of the house resolution 1270. Many favoring the passage of the resolution will vote Aye Those opposing would vote No. The clerk would open the vote.The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 108 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. House resolution 1270 is adopted, ordered and rolled. Rep Daughtry, the chair noticed you and the chamber did not notice, the gentleman wish to recorded as having voted aye will be so recorded. [Speaker Changes]Mr Speaker [Speaker Changes]For what purpose does the lady from Mecklenburg Rep carney rise. [Speaker Changes]I would like to recorded as voted aye on the last bill [Speaker Changes]Yes Madam, the lady will be so recorded. Does the gentlemen from Nash Rep Collins is ready to proceed on his resolution. And does this gentleman also wish to be recorded as voting aye on that last vote. I noticed you in the chamber but you were away from your seat. OK. House resolution 1261 the clerk will read [Speaker Changes]House resolution 1261, House resolution urge the congress in the United States to reauthorize federally provided terrorism reinsurance for insurers

In order to maintain stability in the insurance and re-insurance markets. To continue to deliver subsidied, direct benefits to businesses, workers, consumers, and the economy overall in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the United States. The House resolves. [SPEAKER CHANGE] The gentleman from Nash, Representative Collins is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr. Speaker. What this resolution does is, encourages Congress to reenact the TRIA Act, or the Terrorist Risk Insurance Act, which was first enacted in 2002. It was reenacted in 2005 and 2007. I understand that the Senate has already done this since we’ve prepared this resolution. So, we’re basically asking the House of Representatives to do this, at this point in time. This, of course, was an act that was first passed through Congress after the 9/11 tragedy that we had here, where over 32 and a half billion dollars in insurance claims were paid out. Obviously, after that time, our insurance companies started writing property casuality policies with a terrorism exception to them. This is a program which the federal government has come in and sponsored along with the insurance companies. Basically, there’s a way for the, the claims have to amount to a certain threshold before TRIA comes in and helps them. It will only cover up to a certain amount. The federal government also has a way to recoup the money they spend on this program. And, there’s a co-payment for it. The federal government doesn’t pay it all. The insurance companies pay part of it. The federal government part till they reenact, until they enact fees to get their part back. Anyway, this is something which has enabled our tourism market and, also, our commercial property and commercial construction market to remain relatively smooth, despite the risk of terrorism. I would just ask that you support this resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of House Resolution 12.61. So many as favor the adoption of the resolution, vote aye. Those opposed will vote no. The court will open the vote. Representative Davis, does the gentleman wish to record? The court will lock the machine and record the vote. 111 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. House Resolution 12.61 is adopted and ordered printed. We’re gonna go back to ratification of bills and resolutions. The Corporal, please read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] In rolling, courts fall in bills to write ?? state Senate bill 845. And, after that, we’re going to pull ahead on and operate contract Post Office. Senate bill 867 Act to extend the bill’s offers from 2 to 4 years for mayor in the members of board Parliament at the town of McDowell. Senate bill 868, an act to extend the terms office from 2 to 5 years, the mayor and members of Copterville. Pass Bill 531, an act commands extra-territorial authority of the town of Whigville ?? crisis city of Asheville. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Noted. Chapter bills will be noted. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Okay, ready? You ready to pick up on him? You ready to go? [SPEAKER CHANGE] House Bill 12.12 to court core 8. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Community accepts view number 2 for House Bill 12.12 to manage the bill and act to revise and consolidate the chart of the city of Burlington. General Steven of North Carolina. Next. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Representative Ross, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr. Speaker. Members, this is a charter revision and consolidation for the city of Burlington. We had good, solid vote on this yesterday and I just ask for your continued support. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Further discussion? Further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee substitute to House Bill 12.12 on its third reading. All in favor, vote aye. All opposed, vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 111 having got an affirmative. None in the negative. The House Committee substitute number 2 to House bill 12.12 is past its third reading. The bill will be sent to the Senate by special message. Senate bill 523. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] House Committee set 2, number 2, for Senate Bill 523. Bill’s been titled and enacted to remove scrap parcels from corporate limbs in the town of ?? Beach and annex those parcels.

the corporate limits of the city of Wilmington. General assembly of North Caroina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Catlin, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. This is very much of a local issue, there's some property across the water across the water from Wrightsville beach that's a satellite piece of property that they are wanting to de-annex, the town of Wrightsville beach, and all of the board of aldermen voted unanimously to support this legislation to de-annex this properly and they have unanimously supported the interlocal agreement with the city of Wilmington on this so I urge your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House committee subsitute to Senate bill 523 on its second role call reading. All in favor vote "aye", all opposed vote "no", the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote. 113 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative, the House committee substitute number 2 to Senate bill 523 has passed its second reading and remains on the calendar. House bill 1057, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee substitute for House bill 1057, a bill to entitle an act to direct the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to say the statutes and rules governing [??] basin transfers in direct the Environmental Management commission, to say the State's policy for [??] quality of surface water and to be protected ecological integrity and to report to the environmental review commission on the state's status of hydraulic metals proposed for use in establishing the water quantity and its reserve for ecological flow. General assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Hager, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. To ask to have this bill displaced. Rep. Baskerville's working on an ammendment to it and we'd like to get that done. Displaced to the end of the calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill will be displaced. House bill 1267, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 1267, a bill to entitle an act to clarify that a voter who casts an email in, absentee ballot or in person, wouldn't stop early vote, and dives thereafter may not have that ballot challenged on account of death. General assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I believe Rep. Lewis would be carrying this bill, we're trying to bring him back to the chamber. If not, we'll temporarily displace it. House be at ease for just a moment. Ladies and gentleman, upon- Well actually, the chair would like to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Lauren Freeman, president of the North Carolina Clerk's Association, and Barbara Moore, executive director of the North Carolina Clerk's Association. If you're in the chamber, please stand and let us welcome you. Ladies and gentlemen, we'll move ahead, there are two bills on the calendar that Rep. Lewis will be carrying, so we're going to move ahead to Senate bill, we'll temporarily displace House Bill 1267 and move to Senate bill 793, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House committee substitute for Senate bill 793, a bill to entitle an act to provide that a teacher employed by a charter school may serve as a nonvoting member of the board of directors for the charter school, to ammend the date by which the state Board of Education shall make decisions on charter school applications, to provide priority enrollment for children the members of the board directs as the charter school's beyond the initial year (recording ends.)

...to make charter schools subject to requirements of the open meetings and public records law, to allow charter schools to ask for additional records regarding the transfer of per pupil share of the local current expense funding, to shorten the time period for payment of delinquent funds, to clarify the bidding process for the assumption of charter schools and to direct the State Board of Education to develop fast track approval process. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Horn, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to send forth an amendment. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is Amendment ARQ-69. Representative Horn moves to amend the bill on page 1, line 6, by rewriting the line to read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a technical amendment that adds to the title of the bill a description of two sections that were inadvertently left out when we typed up this bill for presentation today. These two sections are require that charter renewals be for 10 years and secondly, clarifying that charters with a mission of single gender education can limit admission on the basis of gender. I ask for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Riddell, please state our purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I have an amendment pending on this bill and I'd like to have the bill displaced on the calendar till later, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman wish to displace the amendment before us or when we go back to the bill have it temporarily displaced? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yeah, after the amendment has been discussed. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the current amendment offered by Representative Horn? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the amendment sent forth by Representative Horn for the House Committee Substitute of Senate Bill 793. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will let the machine record the vote. One hundred and fourteen having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative. The amendment passes and at the request of Representative Riddell the bill will be temporarily displaced. Representative Fisher, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I wanted to send forth an amendment on 793. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady will be recognized when the bill is back properly before us. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen, we are now going to go back to House Bill 1267, it has been read and it is now properly before us. Representative Lewis, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker and thank you, ladies and gentlemen of the House. House Bill 1267 that we have before us now is really to clarify and treat uniformly the ballot of an individual who cast their ballot validly and, of course, was entitled to do so and then prior to the canvas passes away. This conforms our law to the same way we treat all other instances in which someone may become ineligible to vote after they have cast their vote. For instance, sadly were someone to vote and then step outside of the polling place and something end their life, their ballot would count. Should they have voted by mail and something occurred in their life to make them no longer eligible to vote, such as a felony conviction or a court ruling of incompetency, their ballot will still count because they were competent, they were able to cast the ballot at the time in which they did so. This matter was brought to our attention from a case that arose in Forsythe County, I do believe it is a very rare occurrence but I do believe that the statute should be clear and uniform that if an individual is eligible to vote and exercises their right and then obviously through no fault of their own becomes deceased prior to the canvas, that that right should stand and that their vote should be counted. And I respectfully ask for your support of House Bill 1267. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of House Bill 1267 on its second...

rating. All in favor vote "I" and those opposed say "no" the clerk will open the vote. The ?? record the vote: 115 vote in the affirmative, and none in the negative. House Bill 1267 is passed its second rating with no objection. Will be read a 3rd time. (Speaker changes) Chairman in North county next. (Speaker changes) Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of House Bill 1267 on its third rating, all in favor say "I", all opposed say "no" the I's have it, House Bill will be passed to the Senate to the Senate by special message. Ladies and gentlemen the chairs is happy to extend a courtesy of the gallery to a friend and good citizen to North Carolina: Reverend Mark Harris, his wife Beth, his sister and her husband, Sheila and John Vogler, and his niece, Meredith Wall, let's welcome you. (Applause) Senate Bill 403, the Cork will read. (Speaker change) House committee accepts you for Senate Bill 403, a Bill act to amend and clarify various provisions of the election laws, General Simee next. (Speaker change) rep. Louis please state your purpose. (Speaker change) Forward motion to speak. (Speaker change) Permission granted. (Speaker change) Speaker I move that we move this spiel to the end of today's counter for consideration. (Speaker change) That objection so ordered. (Speaker change) Senate Bill 812 the cork will read. (Speaker change) House committee accepts you for Senate Bill 812 a Bill that entitles you an act to ??to exile?? North Carolina constitutional authority to replace common core and establish mote and ensure high activated standards that are robust and appropriate for North Carolina public education. General Simee, North Carolina, next. (Speaker change) Representative Horn please state your purpose. (Speaker change) Debate the bill. (Speaker change) The general has recognized to debate the bill. (Speaker change) Thank you Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen this is actually the very same bill be passed out of here last week, when the Senate Bill came over to committee it was PCSed out, and the very language that passed this committee with 79 votes is the language now in this bill before you. So rather than "reheating old beans" I appreciate your support for the bill. (Speaker change) Representative Cotham, please state your purpose. (Speaker change) To send forward on amendment Mr. Speaker. (Speaker change) The lady has recognized to send forward an amendment please read the Cork will read. (Speaker change) Will the lady please state the amendment number. (Speaker change) S81-ATL60. (Speaker change) The cork will read. (Speaker change) This is Amendment ATL-60 Representative of Cotham opts to move the Bill to page two, line 50 by rewriting the line to read. (Speaker change) The lady has recognized to debate the amendment. (Speaker change) Thank you Mr. Speaker, remember as I hope this to be a simple noncontroversial amendment to this common core bill, part of my concern is that in the bill when we're talking about private entities to our curriculum with the local and state boards of our education not entering into our private entity I am concerned that some may believe that the because the ACT or the International Bacceloreatte, advanced placement courses, all of these things most of you have in your counties and in our schools could be a part of this and thus not be allowed and so I'm just asking to clarify this language to make sure that our LEAs understand Legislative action and intent and don't rewrite the policy for themselves. I move adoption. (Speaker change) Representative Horn, please state your purpose. (Speaker change) Debate the amendment. (Speaker change) The gentleman has recognized to debate the amendment. (Speaker change) Thank you Mr. Speaker, although I don't believe this amendment is necessary because I think it's in the bill already, certainly it was never the intent to discourage IB or AP

Speaker: The whole idea of the bill is to raise the base we have no problem with your amend, Speaker Changes: further discussion further debate the amend,if not the question before the house passage of the amend send forth by the Representative ?? house committee substitute of senate bill 812 ,all in favor vote aye ,all oppose vote no,the clerk will open the vote,the clerk record machine have open the vote,116 have voted in the affirmative and none in the negative the amend asses.Representative ?? please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: To send forth the amend, Speaker Changes: The lady is recognized to send forth the amend ,the clerk will read, Speaker Changes: This is amendment A T A L-1 version 1 ?? om page 6 line 16 by removing the phrase psychometric, Speaker Changes: The lady is recognized to debate the amend,thank you Mr speaker and the members this is at the end of the bill ?? the department of public instructions is not allowed to track house report or share one of those measures as psychometric data may not be ahead you think it is we all not be different ?? psychometric data is are the date we collect ?? the decision that they make couldn't be from great test could be more importantly to educate us why students selected the response they selected and using that curriculum to the best use now they make it the word more adaptive children for their working psychometric data is not about other things i heard people use to describe emotional from psychology that's not what we talking about here so with this another bill coming up senate bill 815 then that passes then this could not really matter anyway so i move this option of this amendment, Speaker Changes: Representative ?? please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: To debate the amend, Speaker Changes: The gentlemen is recognized to debate the amendment, Speaker Changes: Representative ?? probably noted that we do have another bill coming up stood that is ?? the support for this i think ?? so we have no problem with the amendment thank you , Speaker Changes: Representative ?? please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: To debate the amend, Speaker Changes: The gentlemen is recognized to debate the amend, Speaker Changes: As you also vote on the precious amendment, Speaker Changes: the gentlemen is been recorded voting no on the private ?? the gentlemen is recognized to debate the amend before us , Speaker Changes: Thank you Mr.Speaker i just don't believe this necessary making change for appreciate you vote no thank you , Speaker Changes: Further discussion further debate on the amend if not the question before the house passage the amend send forth Representative ?? by the house committee substitute of senate bill 812,all in favor vote aye ,all oppose vote no ,the clerk will have it,the clerk record machine will open the vote 87 having voted in the affirmative 27 in the negative the amendment passes we are now back on the bill , Speaker Changes: Further discussion further debate in the bill is amended , Speaker Changes: Representative Hastings please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: Mr.Speaker i request permission to change vote no on the previous on the ?? amended, Speaker Changes: The one we just ??, Speaker Changes: ??, Speaker Changes: Further discussion further debate,if not the intention before the house passes the house committee substitute the senate bill 812 to vote n it's second reading all in favor vote aye all oppose vote no ,the clerk will open the vote,the clerk record machine will open the vote 75 having voted in the affirmative and 9 in the negative house committee substitute senate bill 812 amended it's passes second reading without objection will be red the third time , Speaker Changes: Mr.Speaker, Speaker Changes: Representative ?? please state your purpose , Speaker Changes: Mr speaker i have ??,

...the gentleman will be recorded as voting no. The Chair actually allowed the gentleman to interrupt when the Clerk was in the middle of reading. Typically, I wouldn't do that, but for you, Representative Floyd, I will. Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 812, as amended, on its third reading. All in favor say aye, all opposed no. The ayes appear to have it. They ayes do have it. The House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 812, as amended, has passed its third reading. The bill will be engrossed and sent to Senate, returned to the Senate by special message. Senate Bill 812, the Clerk will read. Ladies and gentlemen, the Chair stands corrected. It's Senate Bill 815, the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Substitute number 2 for Senate Bill 815, a bill to be entitled an act to ensure the privacy and security of student educational records. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Saine, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker and members of the House. This bill, Senate Bill 815, ensuring student date privacy, is a bi-partisan bill that took over six months of work by Senator Barefoot and others. The bill will make North Carolina a leader in the protection of student data privacy. Real quick because I know we have lots of support for the bill. The bill comes to us as a recommendation by the Joint IT Oversight Committee. If you read Dr. Atkinson's tweet earlier today, she's embraced the bill, as have other groups that are involved. This is a great move for or state to move student data privacy forward, to make sure that we protect students and also that we notify parents of their rights. I urge your support of the bill and thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute Number 2 for Senate Bill 815, on it's second reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. All members, please record. The Clerk will let the machine record the vote. One hundred and fourteen having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. The Senate Committee Substitute Number 2 for Senate Bill 815 has passed its second reading, without objection. It will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute Number 2 for Senate Bill 815, on it's third reading. All in favor say aye, all opposed no. The ayes have it. The Senate Committee Substitute Number 3 for Senate Bill 815 has passed its third reading. The bill will be enrolled and sent to the Governor. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a couple of public bills on page 2 of the calendar that have been temporarily displaced. Those who have requested that the bills be displaced, please allow the Chair to know when they are ready to take those up. Otherwise, we'll move to the top of the calendar. But before that, Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Motion pertaining to today's calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman may state his motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, you have a series of bills to add to today's calendar and start off, we can go through them one by one, I guess. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman will state the bill and the title. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The first one is Senate Bill 58, which is the Environmental Law's Technical Corrections. It passed unanimously out of Rules earlier today. I move that that bill be added... [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore, what we will, procedurally, we need to read in the committee report. At that time, I will ask that it be added to the calendar without objection. Does the gentleman have other bills? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. Mr. Speaker, Senate Bill, strike that. House Bill 1157, short title Electronic Driver's License Amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1157 without objection? So ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1190, DPS Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 864, Yanceyville ATV Use. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And Senate Bill 865, Town of Boone, Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Objection, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Objection having been raised. Is this, the gentleman wish to be recognized for a motion? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I would, Mr. Speaker. I understood there was going to be objection raised to the adding, to this bill, but would move that the bill be added. Mr. Speaker, the title again, this is the Boone ETJ bill that was heard in the Government Committee yesterday and today. It was reported out favorably today. I know some members...

want to oppose the bill, and they'll be able to do that, but it just doesnt seem to make sense to just keep it around an extra day, we are trying to get into the final days of session, and therefore I would ask the members to- whatever your feelings, regardless of what your feelings are on the bill, at least to add the vote to the bill on the day's calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Fisher, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, for a point of clarification? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady may state her inquiry. [SPEAKER CHANGES] If this is a part of an overall motion to add bills to the calendar, I need to speak to that motion at whatever point it's appropriate. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Fisher, this is only related to a motion to add this particular bill to the calendar, the other ones have been added without objections, so the lady is recognized at this time to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. I rise in objection to adding this bill, and I'll tell you why: Rules Chair is correct in that we did have this bill in local government yesterday. We were able to hear from residents from the area about this bill, there were people in the audience who were asked to speak, allowed to speak, the proceedings went along very well, we had a vote on this bill yesterday and the bill was given- a favorable report was objected to, and was voted down, and then not certain why the- [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Moore, if the lady will yield. Rep. Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rise to a point of order. The gentleman may state his point. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just wanted to make sure we're not debating the merits of the bill, at this point the procedure is what it is, I would just state a point of order, I think that the debate should be limited to whether the calendar can accomodate this bill or not, not to the merits of the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman's point is well taken. Rep. Fisher, the chair would advise you to stay focused on the debate which would be to either hear this bill today or tomorrow. The lady has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Certainly. Thank you Mr. Speaker. I think that to address the Rules Chair's question, I think that the more time that you can give for folks to check in with their respective cities about the ETJ issue the better. To make for a transparent process. I think that to have- [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] [??] the lady yield to a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Fisher, does the lady yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is the lady aware that this bill applies only to the town of Boone? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I am aware of that. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Second question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is the lady aware that the gentleman who represents Boone has asked that the bill be added to today's calendar? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do, but I will say that there are other folks from that area, from that delgation who were not completely in agreement about that. And I think that it is slights up the whole chamber that you would have a bill come back to the body, having only been announced that it was coming back to committee an hour before the committee met to hear a bill for the second time after a favorable report had already been defeated in committee the day before. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Grier Martin, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you very much Mr. Speaker, I'd like to specifically address the point made by the rules chair, claiming that there's no reason to let this bill sit around for another day. We are a deliberative body. The reason to let his controversial bill sit around for another day is to let the democratic process work, to let the people we were hired to represent take some time to look at the bill they THOUGHT was dead before it was abusively brought back to life and contact their elected representative and perhaps try to change their mind. I urge you to absolutely oppose this motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the motion? If not, the question before the House is the motion by Rep. Moore, to add Senate bill 8 65 to the calendar for today's calendar. All in favor vote "Aye", all in favor vote "No", the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will not machine record the vote: 64 having voted in the affirmative, and 46 in the negative, the motion passes. Senate bill 8 65 will be added to today's calendar. Ladies and gentlemen, we're going to move back to the top of the (recording ends)

Calendar for the first resolution on the calendar. Before we take that up, the chair, we are going to read one committee report. Rep Tim Moores right now has sent a senate committee report. The clerk will read. [speaker changes]Rep Tim Moores for the ??(inaudible) operations of the house, senate bill 58 increased funding for dredging favorable house committee substitute unfavorable to senate committee substitute No 2 [speaker changes] The serial referral to finances striken.House committee substitute House committee substitute without objection will be added to today’s calendar [speaker changes] Objection [speaker changes]Objection having been raised. If at this point and then at this position of the bill depending upon the outcome of the motion that the chair anticipates from Rep Moores senate committee substitute no 2 will be placed in the unfavorable calendar. Rep Moores, Please state your purpose [speaker changes] Thank you Move that the bill is added to today’s calendar in order to be recognized to debate that motion [speaker changes]The gentleman is recognized to debate the motion [speaker changes] Thank you .Members , this bill passed I believe unanimously from the rules committee today. It was the, it’s purely a technical correction. Rep McGrady ran this bill. This was language identified by the staff that needed to be added to the bill we did earlier. And so there is no controversy I am aware of to this bill at all. But I am sure once it is added to the calendar, Rep McGrady will be glad to explain it. It’s pretty vanilla nothing to it. [speaker changes] Further discussion further debate on the motion. If not the question for the house is the motion to add today’s calendar the house committee substitute for Senate Bill 58.All in favor vote Aye All oppose vote No. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will open the machine to record the vote. 74 having voted in the affirmative and 35 in the negative. The motion passes. The house bill substitute for Senate bill 58 will be added to today’s calendar. Rep Moffitt right now has sent now a senate committee has sent forth a report. The clerk will read. [speaker changes] Rep Moffitt for the regulator reforms committee. Senate bill 493 2014 regulator reforms act, favorable house committee substitute no 3, unfavorable is house committee substitute no 2. [speaker changes] House committee substitute no 3 calendar house committee substitute no 2 unfavorable to calendar. Now we are going to move to a resolution. Ladies and gentlemen House resolution 1053, the clerk will read. [speaker changes] Mr Speaker [speaker changes] Rep Hager please state your purpose [speaker changes] 1053 can be temporarily displaced for a few minutes [speaker changes] we will temporarily displace it. If that is the case, we will move back to a bill that is in the second page which is now I am advised by the bill sponsor is ready to be taken up. That is house bill 1057. It is now properly before us. Rep Hager Please state your purpose. [speaker changes] going to debate the bill [speaker changes]The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill [speaker changes] Thank you Mr Speaker. This if its ok if it pleases speaker with regards to the bill, will talk about the first half of the bill and then Rep Daughtry will talk about the second half of the bill. And I think Rep Baskerville has an amendment if that’s process, we will go through it, ok. The first half of the bill that came out of the committee and it is basically ??(inaudible) transfer state and talk about drought relief and how we handle drought relief with the current rules we have. Therefore We need to study those to determine do we need different rules for emergency situations versus standard ??(inaudible) transfers. That’s basically all the first half is about [speaker changes] Rep Daughtry Please state your purpose [speaker changes] My part of the bill comes from [speaker changes] Gentleman right now is to debate the bill [speaker changes] I am sorry [speaker changes] My part of the bill comes from the last summer request by Johnson and Kennedy utility board as well as the Raleigh utility commission regarding the future of trying to have enough water for the citizens They want to continue their study that’s been going on regarding ecological flows and this study will continue and it shows in the bill who they would like to have on the board and the report will come back in the October of 2014.

...and I appreciate your support. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Representative Baskerville, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGE] The gentleman is recognized to send forth an amendment. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] This is Amendment ATA-67V1, Representative Baskerville moves to amend the bill on page 1, lines 2 through 10, by rewriting those lines to read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I first want to thank Representative Hager for working along side of me on this issue. I represent District 32, which has Kerr Lake in it. And we have a Kerr Lake Regional Water System which is a huge economic base and driver in our community. When the regional water system was put in place back in the 70s, we were permitted for 20 million gallons a day in water from the Army Corps of Engineers. We've only been using 10 million gallons a day but we're ready for expansion to accommodate commercial needs, commercial investments and to continue to supply our water to 60,000 plus people in my area. We have been working on an inter-basin transfer permit for six years and we're $600,000 in the hole here. And this amendment would allow an expedited process for my particular permit that's already been in place. The amendment language comes from Tom Reedy with DNR and so I ask for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Representative Hager, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGE] To debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGE] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Representative Baskerville sat down with me and explained it to me and I think that as a bill sponsor I am wholly in agreement with it. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Further discussion, further debate on the amendment? If not, the question before the House is the amendment, passage of the amendment sent forth by Representative Baskerville to the House Committee Substitute for House Bill 1057. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will let the machine record the vote. One hundred and nine having voted in the affirmative, and one in the negative. The amendment passes. Ladies and gentlemen, that amendment does change the title of the bill so we will only take second reading. Further discussion, further debate? Representative Harrison, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGE] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] The lady is recognized to debate the bill, as amended. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, with all due respect to Representative Daughtry, I'm very troubled by the sections 3 through 6 of this bill. Back in 2010, this body passed the session law that's referenced in that section of the bill, Session Law 2010 143. This House passed that bill 109 to 2. That was to set up this ecological study of our river basins. We have a scientific advisory board that's been working on this since 2010, so we have four years of a lot of time and money invested into this effort, this hydrological study. And I think Section 6, in particular, gives me some concern because it sort of halts that study. I think it undoes a lot of good work that's been undertaken by DNR and this state needs to be thinking more proactively about water basin planning, given that water resources are becoming increasingly shortened. So I would urge this body to vote no. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee Substitute to House Bill 1057, as amended, on its second reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will let the machine record the vote. Eighty-four having voted in the affirmative, twenty-seven in the negative. The House Committee Substitute for House Bill 1057, as amended, has passed its second reading and remains on the calendar. The House will be at ease. Ladies and gentlemen, previously Representative Lewis asked that we place Senate Bill 403 for consideration later on the calendar. The Chair understands the gentleman is ready to carry the bill. Senate Bill 403 was read, it's now properly before us. Representative Lewis...

Recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker and thank you ladies and gentlemen of the House. The House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 403 is largely a technical bill. I’ll go through the sections as quickly as I can. Section 1 is technical. It just re-states and clarifies that a person must be affiliated with a political party for which they wish to run for office for a time period equal to or greater than 90 days. This is not a policy change. It is merely clarifying language. Section 2 clarifies that the order that names of unaffiliated candidates appear on a ballot will be the under the same random process that the state board uses during primaries. Section 3 of the bill is technical change to explain that most counties use their Board of Elections as their central polling site. Some do not. They designate somewhere else. And this just says that they have to include the hours that the central polling site was used, whichever that was, and making sure that they offer the same number of hours for voters to vote. Section 4 is a technical correction to a bill that we passed last year. Section 5 is also a technical correction. Section 6 is a technical correction. Section 7 is merely clarifying language which recognizes that some photo IDs issued by federally recognized tribes do not contain expiration dates. They do however contain date of issuance and this said that that would also be a valid ID if the date of issuance is not more than eight years old. Section 8 of the bill deals with the effective date of the repeal of the voter owned elections act. Basically what it would say is that any funds that remain in that fund may still be used to present to prepare a voter’s guide so long as the funds remain there to be used. Section 9, purely technical. Section 10, purely technical. Several years ago we removed municipal boards of election from the statutes because they don’t exist and this was missed. Section 11 is also a technical correction. I’m going to skip Section 12 because I’d like to come back to that at another time, Mr. Speaker. Section 13 requires that a candidate for office may file their statement of economic interest electronically and also that they may file it, or they should file it directly with the state Ethics Board. Section 14 of the bill, this deals also with the issuance of a free ID to vote. Part of our rules have required that individuals be registered with the Selective Service Act prior to being able to get a North Carolina ID. This would repeal that requirement if they were getting a free ID for the purpose of voting. Section 15

Merely technical. Section 16 authorizes the State Board of Elections to perform list maintenance with the same authority as the county boards. Section 17 is purely technical as is Section 18, and Mr. Speaker may I send forward an amendment? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to send forth an amendment. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is amendment AST-198v1. Representative Lewis moves to amend the bill on page 7, line 35 through page 8, line 9 by deleting those lines. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. After conferring with staff, it was decided that this language may need some more work and since it doesn’t apply until the 2016 election cycle, rather than try and fix it on the floor, I would respectfully ask my colleagues to vote for the amendment and just remove it from the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Larry Hall, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Not on this amendment, Mr. Speaker. To send forward an amendment later. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the amendment. If not the question before the House is the passage of the amendment sent forth by Representative Lewis to the House Committee Substitute of Senate Bill 403. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote. 111 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative, the amendment passes. Representative Larry Hall, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forward an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to send forth an amendment. The clerk will read. The gentleman will please state the number of the amendment he wishes to send forward. [SPEAKER CHANGES] AST-193 version 2. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is amendment AST-193 version 2. Representative Larry Hall moves to amend the bill on page 7, lines 32 through 34 by deleting those lines. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen. As you look the bill, you’ll notice that this is an addition, that we’re removing the section that would require the state board to have authority to perform list maintenance under this section. It’s noted and I spoke with Representative Lewis about this last week, that in the section under uniform programs, the State Board of Elections shall adopt the uniform program that makes a diligent effort not less than twice a year to do list maintenance, in this section, in the first section A of this section. Additionally, it requires that each county Board of Elections shall conduct systematic efforts to remove names from this list of registered voters in accordance with this section, that section being 163 82.14, List Maintenance. And with a program adopted by the State Board of Elections. In short, already the counties are required to conduct list maintenance at a minimum of twice a year under a program that’s already approved by the state Board of Elections. They are required currently to do that. And so it would not be necessary for us now to provide additional authority to the State Board of Elections, to go into the counties and do list maintenance a third or fourth or however many times above and beyond the two that are required of the statute. And so my amendment just simply takes that unneeded section out. I don’t think it’s needed. It’s already provided for to be done a minimum of twice a year and State Board of Elections creates the plan that they carry out in doing those two list maintenance purges twice a year. So I’d ask for your support on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate Representative Hall offering this. I would point out that it makes sense to me that the State Board of Elections, if as Representative Hall points out have the authority to direct the county boards to do this anyway, why should the State Board of Elections not have concurrent authority to also do it themselves? It just

Speaker: This language in this bill to keep the process more efficient it doesn't seems to be to take this language out we can get into and extend the discussion on it i would encourage the members to get onto and look the statues that Representative Hall brings out 163 82.14 is a quite a long statue it mention certain things that performs these things at least twice a year.under certain conditions it stays performs under month so is a every board statue that it makes no sense to me why would give reserve something to give the state board ?? but not simply allow the stare boards to do it themselves ,i oppose the amend and ask you to vote no , Speaker Changes: Further discussion further debate Representative Larry Hall please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: To speak the second time on the amend, Speaker Changes: The gentlemen is recognized to debate the second time on the amend, Speaker Changes: Thank you Mr. president i want to believe the point except to say if we have the state board election to come in without any reason ?? each one of the county board of elections as well county commission have a problem with that .second of all the state broad tries to prove in perform these lists maintain these functions ?? you local board of elections have heard it ?? situations that father's and son's have same names they have the same address father has died state board will not know this they have no contact with the local area if they come they have a ??? who have come in ,,now we have incidents before before and the state has tried to solve these functions most recently in Florida in 2012 and they really ended in debacle of thousands of and thousands people who are alive being declared dead and their voting rights ended up with Federal law suits ,the state does not have the proper contact to do this efficiently ?? we need o do this more than just twice a year minimum under the format that created state board of elections so again this only be interference with the operation of local board of elections they have functioning up this elections without a problem so as to support this amend that the county board of elections do their job follow the instruction of state board that the state board do their job and put the program in place, Speaker Changes: Further discussion further debate on the amendment,if not the question before the house the passage of amendment send forth the ?? by the house committee substitutes of senate bill 403 all in favor vote aye,all oppose vote no the clerk will open the vote ,all members please record Representative Richardson,clerk record machine and quote the vote 43 have voted in the affirmative and 70 in the negative the amendment fails, Speaker Changes: Representative Larry hall you have another amendment send forth, Speaker Changes: Yes Mr.Speaker Speaker Changes: The gentlemen is recognized to send forth the amend the clerk will read , Speaker Changes: This is amendment A S T-193 version 2 this is amendment A S T-197 v2 Representative moves to amend the bill page 8 line 38 39 by inserting the flowing ??, Speaker Changes: the gentlemen is recognized to debate the amend, Speaker Changes:thank you mer speaker ladies and gentlemen the house really a good house keeping amendment for teh state borad of election in for citizens to

what the contributions are that are made to our campaigns. As you may well know, especially during the last two sessions, we have had many members who have sought to run for the US House of Representatives and other Federal offices. In those cases, they are not required to make the same kind of disclosures to the state board as we are. As a result, any concern by people who would be watching, the motivations for our votes is brought into question because they can't access who is supporting us whether on the Federal side, for action we're doing on the state side or vice versa, supporting us through a state campaign, in hopes of influencing us federally. And so what this does is does not limit any fundraising that you might do. What it does is require that you disclose to the State Board of Elections what that fundraiser is that you have attempted or that you have recieved during the period of time. So again, it's a good housekeeping ammendment, it has information that you would already be accumulating for the Federal side or the State side, and it just merely asks that you disclose it to the state board of elections during this period of time. So I'd ask your support on the ammendment, this is the Good Houskeeping seal of approval we need to give to our elections. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the ammendment? And ladies and gentlemen, the chair, without objection, wishes to be excused under rule 24-1a. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to state his motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Move the ammendment do lie upon the table. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion to lie upon the table duly seconded by Rep. Burr, is to lie upon the table. The ammendment set forth by Rep. Larry Hall for the House committee substitute of Senate bill 403. All in favor vote "aye", all opposed vote "no". The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote. 66 having voted in the affirmative, 47 in the negative, the motion passes. We are now back on the bill. Rep. Stone, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forth an ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to send forth an ammendment. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is the ammendment AST 209 V2. Rep. Stone moves to ammend the bill, on page 8 lines 9 to 10 by inserting the following between those lines: [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, all this ammendment does is basically make sure that when we have a countywide bond referendum that you can't have it when it's only a municipal election, which makes sure we get the maximum voters out when we have a bond referendum, so I ask you to support the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? Rep. Glazier, please state your purpose? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sir, to see if Rep. Stone might yield for a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Stone, will the gentleman yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Rep. Stone, I'm sorry my- it was delayed in coming up on screen. If you could explain it again and then just so I'm understanding since i wasn't on the committee, where the request came from. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Rep. Glazier. What we're trying to do is make sure we put bond referendums out in the counties that we make sure we get maximum voter turnout, and sometimes we have bond referendums to go when there's only a municipal election which we know is a much lower turnout. So what we want to do is ensure that we get the maximum people in the county to vote on that so by making it available only to vote in a countywide election in even years, this protects to make sure that a maximum amount of people are voting on how we spend the money [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the ammendment? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the ammendment, sent forth by Rep. Stone for the House committee substitute, Senate bill 403. All in favor vote "aye", all opposed vot "no", the clerk will open the vote. All members please record, the clerk will let the machine record the vote: 101 having voted affirmative, 12 in the negative, the ammendment passes. Now we're back on the bill. Are any other members wishing to send forth ammendments? Rep Harrison, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forth an ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to send forth an ammendment, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is ammendment AST 195 v2. Rep. Harrison moves to ammend the bill on page 8, lines (recording ends)

...38 and 39 by inserting the following between those lines. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, the language in this amendment is identical to House Bill 919, which passed this Chamber last spring on a count of 115 to 1. This is the requirement that we file our campaign finance reports electronically. As I recall, several members amended the provisions in that bill to accommodate all the concerns and we've changed the date at the request of the State Board of Elections so it's not effective until January 1, 2017 to get the vendor time to prepare that software and also to put some pressure on the vendor to prepare that software. So I understand that the State Board of Elections is good with this amendment. I talked to the director about it last week during the committee debate, but we didn't have the language exactly ready at that time. Anyway, I urge the body's support. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the amendment? Representative Starnes, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. I don't know how I voted the last time, I might have been the one person that voted against it. I'm not sure. But I still fill out my reports by hand and I know Bob Hall said he can't read my writing. But, I just don't think that we ought to force the members to file electronically as long as their filing their reports completely by hand. When we put the system in place several years ago, we told people it would be an option. You could have he option to do it if you didn't want to do it. So to file my report by hand as long as I'm doing them timely and accurately, I don't see why it should be a problem so I'm going to vote no on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Bumgardner, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the motion, or debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The amendment. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I like to file my reports handwritten, too. You can see them online, they're public record. This seems to me like it is a solution searching for a problem. I don't know why we would require that you do this electronically. I don't think we have a problem now. I personally like doing what I was told to do when I first ran for office, which is fill out your report by hand and mail it on the last day that it's due and send it registered so you'll know it got there. And I don't want to have to, I'll do it electronically if that's what it takes, but I would like to see this amendment defeated. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and first of all, I'd like to begin by thanking the lady from Guilford for sharing this with me in advance and giving me the chance to review it. I also would like to acknowledge that I know many of my colleagues may very well have concern with this. I think it is worthy of note on this floor that the effective date on this amendment is not until 2017. That gives well over two years to get prepared to file electronically. I think it's also important to note that when you submit your forms by hand, as frankly I have done until this next filing. When I submit my next report it will be electronically. When you do it by hand, someone, some state employee that our tax money is paying, has to type in manually the doctor's prescription that you often put on the forms that you mail in. Third, and I think important to this conversation is that the reason we have put the date or the reason the amendment offers the date as far out in the future as it does, is that our State Board acknowledges that under certain circumstances, they can't accept the report electronically today. But what I hope however how you vote on this amendment, I hope you'll hear this last point. Our state has paid a vendor to provide the software to be able to receive these reports, whether or not they were submitted on a Mac or a PC or whatnot, and the software has not been delivered. Somebody should start asking some questions about why it's not been delivered. It's my hope that if this amendment...

Once the amendment passes and become a part of the bill, it will send a strong message to the vendor that we are watching [Speaker Changes]Rep Pittman Please state your purpose. [Speaker Changes] Speak on the amendment [Speaker Changes] Gentlemen right now is to debate the amendment [Speaker Changes] The way i would do it is i fill out on a computer and print you a copy and copy to submit and i go over two or three tines before printing it off and i still some times miss some thing and i have to scratch something on what i have printed off and write in by hand the correction before i send it off. I am just afraid if we all know may be we have got a system where it won't let you to make a mistake. But i still trust me doing that better. I just think we need to have the option open. If you want to submit it online, submit in online if you want it print it off and mail it in, you have to do it that way. So,??(inaudible) you have to have this option. Than you [Speaker Changes] Rep Collins, Please state your purpose [Speaker Changes] Briefly speak on the amendment [Speaker Changes]Gentlemen, right now is to debate the amendment [Speaker Changes]Back in i guess 2011 after the 2011 session which was the first session i served in this assembly, i got some kind of award that i really didn't understand what it was.Some group gave me some kind of sunshine award. I had no clue what it was about. Found it it was about campaign reporting. I had no idea what idea to get. They said i was one of the 20 members between the two houses that was awarded that award that year. According to this organization, which still i can't tell the name of it, they said the two things idea to gain this award were electronically file my campaign report and fill it on time. Now I am not sure if the other 150 members were not filling on time, which i thought we haven't any other choice on that, I thought that was the lull. I just decided electronically file because that was the preferred method. So i am sure whether other 150 members were not filing on time but they won't be filing electronically bit i would say just be very careful what you are voting. [Speaker Changes] Rep Starnes, Please state your purpose [Speaker Changes]: To speak a second time [Speaker Changes]Gentleman right now is to debate the amendment the second time [Speaker Changes]Well i just don't want anyone of us to get caught by inadvertently being captured by the computer system which doesn't work. As Rep Louis said the software isn't perfect.It's not working .it has got glitches in it. we are hoping that two years from now, it would be working. That's what we have heard on food staff, fast track everything else that's helping human services. we don't have a very good track record of getting computer programs that work.So Lets leave ourselves the option of filling the report by hand. I don't think there is going to be any foul or any danger. [Speaker Changes] Further discussion further debate o the amendment. If not the question before the house is the passage of the amendment set forth by Rep Harris in to the house committee substitute senate bill 403.All in favor vote Aye, all opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote.59 having voted in the affirmative and 55 in the negative the amendment passes.Are there any other members who wish to send forth amendments on the bill. If the chair is trying to determine if we should temporarily displace this bill with a resolution. ALL MEMBERS PLANNING TO DEBATE THE BILL AS AMENDED, Please turn on their lights this time. we will go ahead and move forward with the main measure. We are back on this bill as amended. Rep Larry Hall,please state your purpose [Speaker Changes]Thank you Mr Speaker, To speak on the bill [Speaker Changes]Gentlemen, right now is to debate on the bill as amended. [Speaker Changes] Well ladies and Gentlemen we have in everyday making some improvement, i am sure a lot of them technical.But the principal amendments to the bill were not made. So this bill is not as good as it could be. and then we also put things in to it, which weren't necessary. making it more difficult for people to support it who otherwise thought it was a good deal who otherwise would have wanted to move forward with it and agree at least in principal as what it was doing or it was intending to do. our failure to make our best efforts on it for reason which appeared to be articulated i guess fear or the thought that we could do something later so let's not do what we can do now make this this a less attractive deal for people concerned about whether to support it. once again we had an opportunity to do better and we chose not to without any good reason.

Speaker : Representative ?? please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: To speak on the bill, Speaker Changes: The gentlemen is recognized to debate the bill as amended, Speaker Changes: Thank you Mr.Speaker i still like this bill i don't like it as good as it did not just gonna wonder how long it will be ?? and say I'm not computer guy hacked my reports ?? that might not happen the other thing and follow the board of elections ?? loses all our emails and then nobody is gonna know anything they did, Speaker Changes: Further discussion further debate ,if not the question before the house passage the house committee substitute senate bill 403 is amended on it's second reading all in favor say aye,all oppose vote no,the clerk will open the vote ,the clerk will open the vote machine 80 having voted in he affirmative and 34 in the negative the house bill substitute the senate bill 403 passes it's second reading without objection will be red the third time, Speaker Changes: General assembly North Carolina, Speaker Changes: Further discussion further debate ,if not the question before the house passes the house committee substitute the senate bill 403 as amended on it's third reading ,all in favor say aye,all oppose no ,the aye is have it ,the house bill substitute the house bill 403 as amended passes it's third reading the bill being grown and send to the senate with a special message ,the aye is gonna go the top of the counter and take up the house resolution 1053 the clerk will read , Speaker Changes: House committee substitute for house resolution 1053 the house resolution ?? of Robin ?? the house resolves, Speaker Changes: Representative ?? please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: Mr.Speaker, I like to answer the ??, Speaker Changes: The clerk will read, Speaker Changes: The robin ?? south Carolina on June 15th 1967 and was raised in Sherlock in north Carolina whereas robin ?? graduated from McLean burg's high school 1984 and attended ?? central ?? community college ?? community college in spin dale north Carolina whereas robin lords worked in McLean burg county ?? port office from 1990 to 1993 and the Rutherford county court officer from 1993 to 2002 and whereas robin worked in Rutherford county shares office to 2002 to 2006 .The peter lane law office from 2002 to 2004 and the Rutherford county department of services from 2004 to 2008 whereas robin ?? was active as a member of the Rutherford county republic party and in 2008 with support of many friends and family robin ?? ran for Rutherford county clerk of court and won to become the first female ?? dedicated member of big springs church ? whereas robin ?? passed away suddenly on February 16 2014 at the age of 46 ?? survived by her daughter ?? will be always be remembered by the Rutherford county by the hard work and dedication in the Rutherford county republican party .And therefore we resolved the house Representative .section 1 the house representative honors the memory of robin ?? of joint citizens of Rutherford county and celebrate the life of ?? section 2 the house representative extends the ?? sympathy to the family of ?? for the loss of beloved family member section 3 the principle court shall transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the family of robin ?? section 4 this resolution is effective upon adoption , Speaker Changes: The gentlemen is recognized to debate the resolution , Speaker Changes: Thank you Mr.Speaker you know for the years i have never put forth a resolution,

Spoke on resolution. But today I guess I'm gon' end up doing both and because of the passion and the commitment to Rutherford County I saw Robin model in the years that I knew her. Yeah Miss Spence died suddenly and unexpectedly a few months ago but she left a legacy of public service and customer service of what folks really need to model after. Robert Haddock was a true servant of the people of Rutherford county. She cared really cared for those that worked in the clerk's office those that came in the clerk's office and most of you folks that been in like Representative Turner that have been in the courthouse see folks come in that need help everyday. So don't know where to go there into stress issues. She was one that would step out and really truly help folks. She had a compassion to help and generally caring for those that treat him like they were family. But she really had a passion for operating a courthouse I think Representative Turner will understand this. Operating a courthouse that was efficient. But the end of the day her biggest passion was she wore every baby tree with fairness in the courthouse under the rule of law and I think that most of the attorneys here can understand that. I'm not known for talking a lot on the floor here but I'm gon' tell you that on that last but certainly not least the thing about Robin to me personally was she was my good friend and I got to speak at her funeral and what I ended up is the way I'd like to end up here. What I'd said then is we all miss our friend and we do and so I would commend the resolution to the body. SPEAKER CHANGES: Representative Turner please state your purpose. SPEAKER CHANGES: To debate the resolution. SPEAKER CHANGES: The lady's recognized to debate the resolution. SPEAKER CHANGES: Thank you mister speaker. I met Robin Spence soon after she came into office as clerk of superior court in Rutherford county. I was very impressed with her because she was very open and personable easy to get to know. And I was impressed definitely by her desire to serve her community and employees in her office. And today we honor her short life and appreciate the number of people she touched during her time in service. I appreciate the president and the executive director of the clerk's association being with us today to honor our friend's service in her county and I ask for your support on the resolution. Thank you. SPEAKER CHANGES: Representative Tim Moore please state your purpose. SPEAKER CHANGES: To speak to the resolution. SPEAKER CHANGES: The gentlemen is recognized debate the resolution. SPEAKER CHANGES: Members mister speaker I have the chance to practice as an attorney with Robin and always thought a lot of her and the way she did and I remember back to Mike Representative Hager when we first came up here for session we all had dinner together. And she's just a wonderful person, wonderful family served the folks of our area was just always very gracious. I saw her help people who would come in and need help people who came in and didn't have a lawyer who needed things done she was just very friendly. Her staff was but she didn't mind getting her hands dirty and doing the work. She's the kind of clerk that those of you who are attorneys always admire you, they don't hide away you see 'em out there actually working and helping folks and really treating it not only as a job but as a mission to help people and she was that kind of person and I can assure she's gon' be missed. SPEAKER CHANGES: Further discussion further debate on the resolution. If not the question before the house is the passage of the resolution. Ten fifty three the house committee substitute. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will ?? machine to open the vote. One hundred and eleven having voted in the affirmative and almost certainly one more about to be added. One hundred and twelve having voted in affirmative and none in the negative. The house may substitute to house resolution ten fifty three has been adopted and will be ordered printed. ?? SPEAKER CHANGES: I hit the wrong button ?? SPEAKER CHANGES: The gentlemen is going to record it appropriately. Ladies and gentlemen of the house the chair wishes to extend a thank you and or condolences to family members and friends in the gallery. Savannah Spence, Robin's daughter Robby and Diane Lowe, Robin's parents and Kim and Ayre Hodge and Debbie Cleary please stand and please accept our condolences. (applause)

Representative Michaux, please state your purpose. Representative Adams, please state your purpose. Representative Horn. Representative Horn, hate to interrupt your chit-chat there but I was wondering if the gentleman, if we are ready to go back to Senate Bill 793? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes sir, Representative Hardister is going to carry that bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen, the bill has already been read and Senate Bill 793 is now properly before us. Representative Hardister, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members, this bill makes changes to laws pertaining to public charter schools. Most of these changes are technical in nature. The intent of the bill is to allow charter schools to operate efficiently. It passed the Senate on unanimous vote. We had a discussion in the the House Education Committee. I think it's a good bill and I'd encourage our members to support it. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Riddell, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Bring forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to send forth an amendment. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is amendment ATC-144-V1, Representative Riddell moves to amend the bill on page 1, line 15 by rewriting the line to read: [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, what you have before you is actually, in amendment form, House Bill 67, which passed this body just a few days shy of a year ago. It passed with overwhelming support, 99-3 vote, and what this does is try to fix a current loophole in the law regarding charter schools and the permanent license plates on their vehicles. Through a recent interpretation of the law through the Department of Transportation/Department of Motor Vehicles the charter schools are in danger of losing their permanent license plates. This would cause an increasing cost for the charter schools needlessly. So what this amendment does is it takes House Bill 67, puts it in but sunsets it in July 1st of 2015 with the understanding that the Senate is determined to revisit the whole issue of permanent plates in the long session of 2015. So hopefully we'll have a more permanent remedy. I have spoken with Senator Tillman, he does not, is not opposed to this amendment and I would encourage your support to fix this problem with the charter schools that they will be facing very soon. Right now they're working under a temporary extension granted by the Department of Motor Vehicles which expires June 30th. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members, we're going to temporarily displace this bill. Messages from the Senate, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Joint Resolution 882, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Martin Luther Nesbitt Jr., former member of the North Carolina General Assembly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members, without objection, this bill will be added to today's calendar for immediate consideration. Is there objection? Hearing none it is so ordered. For what purpose does the, strike that, Senate Joint Resolution 882, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] A joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Martin Luther Nesbitt Jr., former member of the North Carolina General Assembly. The Senate resolves, the House concurring. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the lady from Buncombe, Representative Fisher, request that the resolution be read in it's entirety? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The clerk will read the resolution in it's entirety. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Whereas Martin Luther Nesbitt Jr. was born in Asheville, North Carolina on September the 25th, 1946 to Martin Luther Nesbitt Sr. and Mary Cordell Nesbitt in whereas Martin Luther Nesbitt Jr. graduated from Reynolds High School in 1964 and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a BA in 1970 and a law degree in 1973

Whereas Martin Luther Nesbitt junior practice law and bashful and served his profession as a member of buckham county bar association. The north Carolina bar association north Carolina academy of trial lawyers and whereas Martin Luther Nesbitt junior soth of the honor distinction as the member of north Carolina general assembly where he represented the citizens of buckham county for 20 years and whereas Martin Luther Nesbitt junior was appointed to fill the unexpired term of his mother representative Mary C Nesbitt in 1979. They went in to serve 11 terms and the house to represent history 1981 to 1994 and 1997 to 2004 and five terms in Senate from 2004 to 2014 and whereas the state representative Martin Luther Nesbitt served his co-chair of the appropriations committee under house speaker Darn blue and the joint select health insurance committee and was member of several other committees including courts, justice constitution members in referendum finance judiciary to science and technology and the joint legislative commission on government law operations and whereas state senator Martin Luther Nesbitt served both as Senate majority and minority leader with chair of the judiciary in one committee and the select committee on economic recovery and vice chair of the Senate appropriations committee on health and human services in mental health and new services and was member of other Senate committees including appropriations based budget, commerce education, higher education, finance health care and rules and oppressions of Senate whereas senator Nesbitt was described by senator Darn blue as a giant figure having a sense of man populism that ran through him and he sense that his major charge was look out for the average everyday person and as leader he came to work every day with the same values, spec up for the little guy fight to give Every Carolinian a meaningful education poverty health care and chance for good job and never back down from a fight and whereas representative Susan Fisher remember speaking with senator Nesbitt he and I both spoke of the honor of holding the seat once hill by the first women elected to the north Carolina legislature ?? both but for me it is also an honor to have been appointed to seat held by Martin Nesbitt a man from the mountains who work every day to improve the lives of the people and whereas during his 10 year in the general assembly senator Nesbitt became the bodies expert in the area of health and human services specially in Medicaid whereas senator Nesbitt was instrumental in reforming the states mental health care system and in providing health care for those who need and children through programs like the children's health insurance program chip and whereas concerned for his beloved western north Carolina senator Nesbitt sponsored clean smoke tax act promoted ridge law legislation work to secure funding for north Carolina arboretum and helped to start advantage west which has promoted economic development in western north Carolina for 20 years. Whereas some of senator Nesbitt other conference include happen to create western north Carolina agriculture center upgrading facilities at public schools and providing excess to quality universes in ?? colleges and whereas senator Nesbitt was an advocate for the monetary health education center and a leader in health issues across the state as demonstrated by his work with mayhack nurse practice certification program and through his support of the creation of senator healthy ageing and whereas senator Nesbitt was the supporter of eastern band of the charity Indians whom deemed him a friend and an ally to their tribe and a dedicated servant of North Carolina. Whereas senator Nesbitt also served in mini capacities in the on number of boards and commissions including as a member of north Carolina child health task force north Carolina center for nursing advisory council as chair to the Holocaust education program and as director of the buckham county unit of the American cancer society and meditation center and the western north Carolina chapter of the ?? association. Whereas senator Nesbitt enjoyed his work as a North Carolina general assembly but he also enjoyed

North Carolina gave to him NASCAR. He was an avid race fan. He saw an opportunity to bridge his love with NASCAR with his Senatorial by organizing the General Assembly’s Pit Crew Challenge. It’s only fitting that he will have a race, the Senator to Martin Nesbitt Memorial Race at Newport Motor Speedway at June 21st, 2014. Senator Nesbitt has been a supporter of their speedway and a part of the Southeast Super Truck Series where he supported his son, Mark’s, racing efforts, and then, his granddaughter, Taylor’s racing career. Newport Motor Speedway has dubbed him a racing Representative. Whereas Senator Nesbitt was a Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church. And, whereas Senator Nesbitt was a devoted family man and a fair, but tough statesman, who served the state of North Carolina with extraordinary dedication and tenacity. And, whereas Senator Nesbitt died on March 6, 2014 at the age of 67. But, the day before he died, returned to Asheville with a hero’s welcome, riding in an ambulance they escorted by the sheriff’s deputies as well-wishers lined the road waving, get well soon. And, American flags. And, whereas Senator Nesbitt leaves to cherishes his memories, his wife of 35 years, D.S. Nesbitt, a son, Martin Nesbitt, a stepson, Chad Nesbitt, a sister, Mary Anne Dotson Silvery and two grandchildren. Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate and the House of Representatives concurring. Section 1, the General Assembly the memory of Martin Luther Nesbitt, Jr. and expresses the appreciation of this state and its citizens for the service he rendered. Section 2, the General Assembly extends its statements ?? to the family of Martin Luther Nesbitt, Jr. for the loss of a beloved family member. Section 3, the Secretary of State shall transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the family of Martin Luther Nesbitt, Jr. Section 4, this resolution is effective upon gratification. [SPEAKER CHANGE] The Lady from Buncombe, Representative Fisher, is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you mister speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, there are many circumstances that bring us together on a day like today, where we, as the Representatives of all 100 counties of North Carolina, come together to pay tribute to a former fellow House member. We lost Senator Nesbitt too soon. Please let me take just a few moments to review with you what we will want to remember about Martin Luther Nesbitt, Representative and Senator. Maybe, to some of you, these phrases will sound familiar. Let me give you this. The good news is. And, my people or our people. Those are all phrases we heard Martin use over and over again when he would tell us stories about the history of where we live, or of the General Assembly, or of what was happening in the Democratic Party, or whatever the issue he was called upon to talk about. And, he could talk. Back, during the emergency meetings for flood relief for the West in 2004 and beyond was happening during my first term, here. I can’t tell you how many times I heard Martin say, we’ve got to get some help for our people. Or, when he worked to pass the Clean Smokestack legislation, it was; and the good news is that we will continue to have clean mountain air for our people and the mountains will always be a place where tourists want to come. Or, when he worked to make early one-stop voting a reality, it was, let me give you this; we need to make it easier for all our people to vote. Or, when he worked to make sure that schools received the funding they so desperately needed and deserved, to bring public education to the top in Buncombe county and Asheville instead of being one of the Dirty Dozen school systems, whose buildings and infrastructure were not being properly maintained and replaced when necessary, it was, and the good news is, we are now

...now one of the top public school systems in the country. This is Representative and Senator Martin Nesbitt's legacy, along with the North Carolina Arboretum, Mountain Ahec, and any number of other initiatives he started or collaborated on and saw to completion during his 30 plus years in Raleigh on our behalf. Oh, he saw things change and he even came home for what he called a little vacation that the Republicans provided in 1994. But all the while he was making his way back and bringing the voters with him, with a better understanding of how important it is to get out to vote in elections that were not presidential elections. Senator Nesbitt got his love of all things to do with education honestly. His father was my principal at Oakley Elementary School and his mother was my fifth grade English teacher. And by the way, Martin and I are cousins on our mother's sides of the family. Something I like to remind Martin of when he was treating me too much like a freshman. His father, Martin, Sr., was a big man like his son. And a strong presence in my elementary school. Not someone you would want to cross. Not unlike Martin, Jr., and how he was in the House and the Senate. When Martin came to the House, his mother had just died in office and he was fulfilling an appointment to replace her. Representative Mary Colton became his seat mate in the House at that time, and Martin came in right out of Chapel Hill law school, dashing to his seat on the House floor in slacks and a shirt with no tie. Marie, who later became the first woman Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, said to Martin that his attire would just not do for the House of Representatives. From then on, Martin referred to her as his Queen of Couthe. There is so much to know about this man that we are paying tribute to today. I have had several good conversations since his death with Deane, his wife. They were married for 35 years. Here are some of the things she shared. He's not the typical politician, she said because he would tell you the truth even if you really didn't want to hear it. And he worked tirelessly for education, healthcare and quality of life issues of the people he represented. She said he tried to make life better for the people. To bring home the jobs and recognition for the people in the west. He was determined, even as things were changing politically, that folks not forget that the state went further west than Winston-Salem. He was on the phone from the moment he left Raleigh until he got to wherever he was going or from Asheville to Raleigh, doing his job and that's why Deane said that he did not favor the no cell phones while driving bill and voted against it. Because he said that's when he got most of his work done. A point I can certainly relate to. She said he gave his life to his work for his mountain people up to the day he died. Senator Blue was asked by one of our local party folks about how in the world we would find someone to take Senator Nesbitt's place. Senator Blue responded by reciting a poem by Rudyard Kipling titled "If." Here's If and I've paraphrased it a little bit to make it a little more gender neutral. If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all people doubt you but make allowance for their doubting, too. If you can wait and not be tired by waiting or being lied about, don't deal in lies, don't look too good nor talk too wise. If you can dream and not make dreams your master, if you can think and not make thoughts your aim, if you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same, if you can bear to hear...

Truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, and stoop and build them up with worn-out tools. If you can make one heap of all your winnings and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, and lose, and start again at your beginnings and never breathe a word about your loss; if you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they’ve gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”. If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all people count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be fully human, my child. Martin, during his time in the house and senate experienced the full measure of what that poem describes. So, how do we pay tribute to this man of the mountains? Well, as Martin would say – let me give you this. I submit that it’s by voting in every election year and not just the presidential years. By electing folks who will not forget that they came from the west, from the mountains. And the good news is, that we’re all right here. We are the ‘we’ that we’re looking for. We’re always stepping up and there’s always someone in our midst ready to sacrifice time and talent and in Martin’s case, a life’s work to our mountain people. Ladies and Gentlemen and Mr. Speaker, I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Buncombe, Representative Ramsey rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the resolution, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank You. Member of the house, Governor T.J. Jarvis has served North Carolina from 1879 to 1885 referred to another great individual from Buncombe County, Zebulon Vance as he was monumental of our great men. In the affections and love of the people he towered above them all. As ages come, we’ll not be able to mar the grandeuring greatness of Martin Mitchell so they would not be able to have faced from the hearts and minds of the people the name of their beloved Vance. That perhaps is not too much ?? about Governor Vance and certainly I think in many respects you can say that about Senator Martin Nesbitt. Senator Nesbitt grew up in the mountains. His family were there for generations and often times in today’s politics you have a certain [mole] that someone is and they’re in a certain ideological perspective but Senator Nesbitt really broke the bounds of what one would take. This past Saturday I was not able to go and I really regret, I could not get away from work but there was a race in Newport, Tennessee that’s first annual Martin Nesbitt memorial, southeast super truck race at the Newport speedway. And it was in Newport, Tennessee because, unfortunately we don’t have a race track now in Ashville but Senator Nesbitt loved racing. His son raced. His granddaughter. [was] turned into a wonderful part of the city of Ashville but Senator Nesbitt show up down there on a pickup truck talking about how much we needed racing and how that was a part of our heritage and most folks would respect that. Over the years when I was a county commissioner and certainly down here in the general assembly, I had opportunity to be on the same side of the issue on many occasions with Senator Nesbitt and sometimes on the other side of the issue and like many good folks in public office it was all lot more fun when Senator Nesbitt was on your side. He could be a [burden] in your side and that didn’t matter regardless of your political party. I’m sure there were many on this side of the aisle who could.

Say the same thing that, when Senator Nesbitt was in opposition, he was certainly very good at that. Two things that I will always remember that he did and I think he took great pride in, uh. In the early 80’s, there’s an article 39 in a passed legislation that dedicated a portion of the sales tax that goes to Buncombe county, could only be used for school capital projects. And, there was a. Not that folks in Buncombe County and the city of Asheville, we ever had any feuds. You all know from down here that you don’t here any controversy from our community, but he did that and I was a student, at that time, at Buncombe County schools. And, we had a lot of schools that were built in the 20’s around the time of the bin time of Asheville and Buncombe County and so, one of them needed repair. And, because of that, over hundreds of millions of dollars were able to be spent to improve our school capital projects. The other was, Asheville was the first community in the state to have a dedicated hotel tax and it was dedicated to promote our tourism economy, what goes to our administer’s bureau. Tourism today is about a 2 and a half billion dollar industry in Buncombe County and he guarded that very jealously. Folks of all persuasions would suggest changes to that legislation and as long as Senator Nesbitt was down here, he was gonna defend that. His parents were, I think, instrumental in what he turned out to be and, like most of us, we’re a reflection of our family. And, he certainly lived up to that. His father is representing Fisher State, he was a principal. His mom was a teacher. And, last session, Senator Nesbitt’s family had been very involved in our community and there was nothing to recognize in any contributions they made to our community, so I talked with Representative Fisher and Representative Moffitt about the possibility if we needed to name something for Senator Nesbitt’s mom, or Mrs. Nesbitt, who passed away in 1979. Certainly, we’re not going to name something after someone currently serving in office. So, I talked to Representative Fisher and she said, have you talked to Senator Nesbitt? And, I said, of course not. It’s going to be a surprise, we certainly don’t wanna know about it. She said, I think you ought to call him and let him know. So, I call Senator Nesbitt and I said, Senator, would you mind us naming the Mayhap campus in Asheville after your mom. And, he said, lord, no. And, that I always remember him saying that. In 1994, the one time he was not returned down by the voters of Buncombe County from 1979 to 2013, every election he was successful except that one. Now, I remember listening to the radio WWNC that night and, Senator Nesbitt, it was quite a shock because he was certainly a giant in North Carolina politics and in our community. And, it appeared that he was not going to be successful that night, and he just, maybe he had this saying in his little quotations somewhere in the back of his head, but he said something that I will never forget. He’s sitting there, is it a rider who’s never been thrown, hadn’t been on a horse that’s never been rode. And, he just had a unique ability to say the right thing at the right way in a simple way that anyone can understand. And, he, we’re gonna miss him greatly. He made so many contributions to our state. And, unfortunately, I hate that we didn’t have the opportunity to really say goodbye to him in a better way, but his legacy is great and. For, to his family and to all of those who were touched by them. Are deepest sympathies go to them. Mr. Speaker, I would request that the remarks made today be spread across the journal. And, I thank you today for your indulgence. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Without objection, remarks will be spread across the journal. For what purpose does the gentleman in Durham represent in Michaux? Rise. [SPEAKER CHANGE] To speak on a resolution to speak. [SPEAKER CHANGE[ The gentleman has authority to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGE] I had known two giant men from the mountains. One of them was Mr. Ramsey, who served as speaker. And, as I understand it for Martin Nesbitt, Mr. Ramsey was one of his idols. The other one was Martin Nesbitt. Now, it’s hard to talk about your friend, but Martin got to be a friend in 1991

Dan Blue became speaker of the house. One of the best appointments that he made at the time was he named two co-chairs of appropriations. One was Martin Nesbitt. The other was David Diamond. David was a good man, but Martin was much more of a mountain man than David was. And Martin really took not only the mountain under his wings at that time, but took the rest of the state under his wings. He would always go for the little guy. He was always that way. But I think my finest memories of Martin was that Martin was a member of the original gang of eight. Now for those of you who don’t know, I carry in my pocket still today the list of the gang of eight. We were the group that kept this general assembly in session until December because we didn’t want a tax increase. You hear me, Republicans? The eight of us – Alma Adams, Dan Blue, Toby Fitch, Bob Hensley, Howard Hunter, Merrimack Alistor, yours truly, and Martin Nesbitt. We sat here. We made this body sit here until we decided that if you were going to have a tax increase, it was not going to be what you asked for, but what we asked for. And that was when the one cent tax increase was raised in December of that year. But Martin stuck by his rules. He stuck by what he believed in. And he always said, “You’ve got to go for broke. You’ve got to go to help people out.” These are the reasons that they sent us to this body. I recall a saying from Dante’s Inferno. “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who take a position in neutrality in the face of a moral crisis.” Martin Nesbitt never failed to take a position on what he believed was right, what he believed was best for the people of this state. And he stood by and he did it. That’s why Martin is up their looking down on us, not down there looking up at us. Because he believed it. Those who did not know him, you really missed the treat of your life. So I guess you know it’s just one of those things that here again and as a friend, as a good friend, there are many things I could tell you about the fights that all of us we went through to get things done, but the one thing that stood out about Martin was that he was his own man and he looked out for the people in being his own man. That’s it, folks. He was just a great guy. He will be missed. His wisdom will be missed. It’s like that song that has ended, but his memory lingers on. I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Lucas, rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mister Speaker. Ladies and Gentlemen, I first met then Representative Martin Nesbitt in 2001. Representative Nesbitt occupied this area right here. And of course, I was at the back. But when Representative Nesbitt spoke, you really gave attention. Representative Michaux had mentioned the gang of eight and being a freshman, I soon learned how powerful the gang of eight could be. They stuck very tenaciously to their beliefs. And I remember Representative Nesbitt saying that, "Well I'm almost like Lyndon Johnson. If you believe that you’re right, go ahead with it.”

...never backed down from a good fight. He would not back down. One of the most fierce debates that I remember on this floor, back in '01, was with his roommate David Redwine. I said, "Gosh, they're roommates, and he's debating him that ferociously?" But he would not back down when it came to the budget. He stuck to his principles. And yes, he did initiate and help with the fight to keep this general assembly in session until December 6th. I remember that very well. It was December 6th because I kept saying to my wife, "I think we're gonna be here for Pearl Harbor Day." But they did stick to their guns, and they won. That's just the kind of man that Representative Nesbitt was. So indeed, it gives me pleasure to commend this resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Martin, rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you very much Mr. Speaker. I came to the House just a few months after Senator Nesbitt had made the lateral move across to our body across the hallway, but immediately became aware of his presence. I have many good memories of him, one of which was when we were chairing a joint select committee on emergency management together. I would show up to his office for a planning meeting about the business of the committee; inevitably, an hour later we'd find ourselves having delved into every other topic known to man -- racing, mental health, veterans, more race cars, and still more race cars -- and then completely neglect the business of our committee, and walk away from it feeling like we had had time well spent. That said, though, one of my favorite memories of Senator Nesbitt was an encounter with his nature as a fighter, and a fighter for things that he believed in, for his people, for the west, for the mountains. I chaired the Transportation Appropriation Subcommittee and had the misfortune of having a budget that someone else had amended to do something messing with funding for the roads out west. I had nothing to do with it -- [I] was just chairing the committee -- and got in his way. And we engaged in an extremely heated...almost a shouting match outside the committee room. I came away from it not really sure what I was being yelled at for. Martin came away from it thinking that was just business as usual, I think, as he was advocating for his people. Once my anger died down I realized what Martin was doing. I had been in the presence of greatness, and I'd received a butt-chewing from one of the best in the business, and it's a memory I honestly treasure to this day. Martin was a fighter. He was a fighter from the day he got in here next to Representative Colton in 1979, and he fought for his people 'til the day he died. And that's an example for all of us to emulate. I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the lady from Orange, Representative Insko, rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady has the floor to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Chairman. Members, it was my privilege and my honor -- and, I guess, my challenge -- to serve as co-chair with Senator Nesbitt on the Joint Legislature Oversight Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. And he plunged into that work, I think, with the same kind of energy, I think, that he took on everything. This is a complicated area, and he didn't back away at all from learning all the complexities. He asked a lot of questions. He spent a lot of time on this issue. He set specific goals about what problem we should work with next, how can we solve it. He engaged the staff. He was passionate and persuasive, and he made significant contributions to people with mental illness and developmental disabilities and addiction disease. And I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Iredell, Representative Brawley, rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen. I first met Representative Nesbitt in 1981, when I came down here, and I've enjoyed listening to the comments. Representative Nesbitt was a dedicated statesman...

he believed in government and this government held society together.he work to be fair to everyone and it was real joy and pleasure to work with you and i very much comment this resolution to you (speaker changes)for what purpose does the lady from guilford represent of Adams rise (speaker changes)to speak to the resolution (speaker changes)lady has afforded to bait the resolution (speaker changes)thank you mr pier crew so much has already been said about this wonderful gentleman from the mountains. i remember, i came here in nineteen ninety four and he was one of the first persons that i had the oppurtunity to really talk to.he was a real special gentleman. he was genuine fair hardworking and he stood his ground always.he did what was right because it was the right thing to do.he didn't care about being politically correct.he wanted to make sure that he did right thing and he fought for the people and i was just so impressed with him but one of the things i noticed about him in addition to the fact that he was always very loyal. when i met him he was in the house.he was the leader here. he cheered or co-cheered appropriations committe.i just remember how inclusive he was.i was a freshman and he was doing the budget,the bathie came over to me .i was sitting on that side over there. he asked me what i thought about something that he saw should be in the bail for guilford. i was wondering why he was asking me as i was a freshman.i said no one knows. he said i don't know what you think.i said what about my senator then he said i don't give a damn about the senator. u tell me what u think v r in the house over here . so i really appreciated that about him because he was very concerned about my opinion and as a matter of fact we did get that item in the budget. but i used to tease him a lot because of his beautiful head of hair. he just had a gorgeous head of hair and i used to tease him about how good looking he was and all that.but he was a very kind and loyal person but i just really appreciate the fact that even as an associate person he was very concerned about making sure that he included everybody. he fought for his people. he didn't back down. he did what was right because he believed that was right and i come in the resolution to you. (speaker changes)further discussion further debate if not, the question before the house is the adoption of senate joy resolution eight eighty two or second rating. we will give the member just a moment to get to their seats.open the vote.this represent of Davis which should be recorded on this vote.the machine and record the vote. one hundred and forteen having voting in the affirmative and none in the negative. senate joy resolution eight eighty two passes its second rating and will without objection will rated a third time. (speaker changes) further discussion further debate if not the question before the house is the passage of senate joy resolution eight eighty two on its third rating. so many as favour of passage of the resoltution will say aye.(crowd says aye).the ayes have it the senate joy resolution passes its third rating and will be enrolled. members on motion of represent of fisher and represent of ramsium in the entire western delegation has to extend courtesies of the gallery to the late senator martin nesbitt's sister mary n silvy, son martiin nesbitt the third, daughter in law leisen nesbitt, grand daughtr taylor nesbitt, nephew tony darson, great nieces christen and emily darson. if you all please rise so that we-

welcome you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Cabarrus, Rep. Pittman rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sir, I need to change my vote on Senate bill 403 to "aye". [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman's vote will be so recorded on Senate bill 403. Members, before we took up the resolution, we were on Senate bill 793 and we were on the Riddell ammendment. All members have that back up on your dashboard? I believe Rep. Riddell, the gentleman from Alamance had already explained his ammendment. Had the gentleman already debated his ammendment? Okay. Further discussion, further debate on the ammendment? Seeing none, submitting as favored the adoption of ammendment 2, offerred by Rep. Riddell to Senate bill- to the House committee substitute for Senate bill 793 will vote "aye", those opposed will vote "no". The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote: 109 having voted in the affirmative and 1 in the negative, the ammendment is adopted. For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, Rep. Glazier rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To set forth an ammendment, Mr. speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Member is recognized to send forth an ammendment, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is ammendment A2C-143 version 1. Rep Glazier moves to ammendend the bill on page 4, lines 15, 16, by rewriting the lines to read: [SPEAKER CHANGES] The member is recognized to debate the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker and thank you, members. Members, this is an ammendment that I believe is a consent ammendment, I've worked it with Rep. Hardister, and it is for a section of the bill that is fast track and all it basically says is just to make sure that although we're fast tracking, that the other requirements for the application of charter process are still in place, and as are all of the requirements, with one exception, and that is the elimination of the required planning year for applicants that are selected for fast track, since that's the purpose of fast track. We worked with chater school folks and I believe Rep. Hardister has no objection to the ammendment, and I ask for support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Hardister, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Debate the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes Rep. Glazier is correct, we did work together on this, I believe it's a good ammendment, and I hope you vote for it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the ammendment? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the ammendment set forth by Rep. Glazier for the House committee substitute of Senate bill 793. All in favor vote "aye", all opposed vote "no", the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote: 113 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative, the ammendment passes. Rep. Fisher, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forth an ammendment, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to send forth an ammendment, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is ammendment ATL-62V, Rep. Fisher moves to ammend the bill on page 1, line 6, by inserting after the phrase "applications" the following: [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, this ammendment just seeks to make what is already in the bill just a little bit more comprehensive. I shared the ammendment with Rep. Hardister, I don't believe he has any objections to the ammendment, and I ask for your support. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Stam, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the ammendment. (recording ends)

Sexual orientation is not defined anywhere. I have here thirty different types of sexual orientation. Now one of the Presidents of the House is when we discussed the Bill about four years ago where it was for the first time included under the Statute, I offered an amendment to exclude two sexual orientations but see, I didn’t know this was coming up if I could let this to the Sergeant for passing it out. I thought we should exclude pedophilia, masochism and sadism which are sexual orientations but the Speaker at that time ruled it out of order to define the term. Would Representative Fisher, you’re in for a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Fisher, does the lady owe?. The lady does not ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Not this time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Would any member who seeks to vote for this amendment yearn for a question? Well, I think the response speaks for itself. Many, many sexual orientation are not the ones you want to have teaching kids in school. Now you may think you know what you mean by this but you don’t. I’ll encourage you to vote against this amendment. I would just like to read you a few of them. I think I won’t read a few instead, what I’ll do is if Sergeant ?? is passing it around and if you think this is what you really are going to vote for, I would ask that you while we have three lights up so you’ll get a chance to read this before you vote on it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Brandon, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I think this is a very good amendment. I will say to Representative Stam who I understand your arguments but pedophilia is not a sexuality and we cannot ?? to keep calling things that are something that’s not. It’s offensive to a whole group of people but pedophilia is not a sexuality. It is a disease and it is a problem that has to be addressed outside of this ?? but the bigger issue here is that in the State of North Carolina we are continuing to have policies that treat people like second class citizens, the LGBT community is part of that problem. You cannot go up into a charter school or a private school for that matter and say, “I’m not going to accept Black children. That is illegal, you cannot do that. And so, I don’t think that you should be able to do that. We need to be able to this in a more comprehensive way but at least in this Bill that we’re talking about educating our children, we will not say because of who you are because of how you identify yourself not as a pedophile but as a LGBT person. That you are not able to go to the school and no school should be able to deny you because of that right. This is a very simple amendment. It treats people with respect and dignity they deserve and I urge the adoption of the amendment please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to state his motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Move the amendment lap on the table. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman from Cleveland represented Moore having moved to table the amendment and it properly being seconded by Representative ?? The question before the House is the motion to lay on the table, amendment for the Fisher amendment. Those in favor of the motion to lay amendment for the table will vote aye, those who oppose vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote. Sixty eight having voted in the affirmative and forty four in the negative. The motion to lay amendment for on the table has passed and we’re now back on the Bill. Further discussion, further debate. Rep, Rep, Representative Lewis? Representative Lewis is recognized to send forth an amendment the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is amendment ATC-145 b1. Representative Lewis must spell the Bill on page 1, line 6. certainly after the word, applications the following. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House, this amendment.

Merely explains that a charter school may grow naturally in grade levels with his kids. What does that mean? That means that if a charter school is initially approved for K-12 and it only opens up K-5 then the very next year it can go K-6, no problem. But if the person applying for the charter didn't perhaps plan ahead enough and only got approved for K-5, then when they get to 6th grade, those kids can't move on up to 6th grade. So this would just say that it could grow one grade a year and I would ask for your support of the amendment. Thank you Mr Speaker. SPEAKER CHANGES. Representative Hardister, please state your purpose. SPEAKER CHANGES. Abate the amendment, that gentemans recognized to abate the amendment. Thank you Mr Speaker. Members I think this is a good amendment and I hope you vote for it. SPEAKER CHANGES. Representative Hall, please state your purpose. SPEAKER CHANGES. Ask you a question of Representative Lewis. SPEAKER CHANGES. Representative Lewis, do you yield? SPEAKER CHANGES. Yes Mr Speaker. SPEAKER CHANGES. He yields. SPEAKER CHANGES. Representative Lewis if I had an objection to the information containing your amendment, would you have a problem with laying it on the table? SPEAKER CHANGES. Mr Speaker I'm not sure what the gentleman is trying to ask. Perhaps if I had surprised the bill sponsor with an amendment they wouldn't support it, but they've certainly indicated that they did. SPEAKER CHANGES. Representative Glazier please state your purpose. SPEAKER CHANGES. To see if Representative Lewis would yield for a different question. SPEAKER CHANGES. Representative Lewis, will you yield? SPEAKER CHANGES. Yes Mr Speaker. SPEAKER CHANGES. He yields. SPEAKER CHANGES. Thank you representative, and on it's face I understand what you're trying to do, and it's really just a two part question. One is has this amendment been run by the state board and are they ok with it, that's sort of part one, and part two, I completely understand the need to do this if you opened like a K-4 and you want to expand to a 5th, but I worry a little bit about the blanket expansion and I wonder if you could talk about it when you're transitioning from elementary to a middle school, or from middle school to high school because that's a completely different charter, and so I wonder if you could answer both those and then I may have a follow up. SPEAKER CHANGES. Well I appreciate the inquiry Representative, the intent of the amendment is to allow for the natural growth of the school, obviously if a student begins in school and is pleased with the performance of the results they receive, the type of teaching they receive in the school, and the school is able to continue to provide quality education services in the next grade then this just is an automatic ?? if you will, and the school will grow in that regard. To the first part of the inquiry that you have, I will always answer completely candidly. I did check with all of the bill sponsors in both this chamber and the senate but I did not speak to the state board. SPEAKER CHANGES. One follow up please Mr Speaker. SPEAKER CHANGES. Representative Lewis, do you yield? SPEAKER CHANGES. I do Mr Speaker. SPEAKER CHANGES. He yields. SPEAKER CHANGES. I appreciate that Representative Lewis, and I do appreciate that the state board wasn't asked but that you did talk to the bill sponsors and maybe this is going to end up being my argument but I wonder if we vote for your amendment today on the theory that it's just trying to do one grade level, but there are concerns this evening and I would object a third then. Would you be willing to talk about putting some limitation on your amendment tomorrow that limits it to the nature of whether it's an elementary, middle, or high school charter, which I think would make those of us who are going to vote for this bill much more comfortable than if we are opening a charter to a whole new level. Does that make some sense? SPEAKER CHANGES. It does and Mr Speaker, let me just assure the gentleman from Cumberland that I'll be glad to chat with him and with anyone else he would like to include at a later time tonight or tomorrow, whenever you want to get to it. I'm not prepared to commit to any language I have not seen yet. SPEAKER CHANGES. Thank you. SPEAKER CHANGES. Representative Hardister, please state your purpose. SPEAKER CHANGES. I'd like to see Representative Lewis yield for question. SPEAKER CHANGES. Representative Lewis, do you yield?

Yes sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative, didn't we pass- I've been conferring with my colleagues back here - didn't we pass a law last year that allows charter schools to expand one grade level per year without SVU approval? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative, thank you for that inquiry. It's my understanding, and you are more knowledgable, let me point that out, than I am on this, but it's my understanding from reading this statute that that is the case only after 3 years. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speaker? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Adams, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. I'd like to ask Rep. Lews a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Lewis, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Rep. Lewis. I wanted to follow up a little bit on Rep. Glazier. So, the way this ammendment reads, if you have what we call right now "middle school", 6,7, and 8, I think that's what that is, so if we're talking about the school only going to the 8th grade, that school could advance to the 9th? Into a whole different type of school? Is that what this ammendment will do? I know you said 1 grade, but that could be that the school could be at the end of that grade, and it could take you into another level. So is that what I'm understanding this will do? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative, thank you for the inquiry. As I tried to explain to the gentleman from Cumberland, that is my understanding. If a student and their parent or guardian are pleased with the education that they recieve, and the school is able to educate them, the next year of their academic life they should have the chance to do that. I don't know if- I guess the short answer to what you ask is yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Followup? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] So when the schools get the charter, isn't it chartered for like an elementary school, a middle school, high school. So wouldn't that change something? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Well thank you for that, Representative. As I tried to explain in my remarks, what the school asks for in its initial charter can be a range of things. And again, a school can ask for K-12, and then only elect for whatever reason, to do K-4. And then the next year, without having to wait the 3 years that are required, it could add the 5th grade, and then the following year the 6th grade, and so on. All this says is, even if you didn't- if you have the demand for the chance to educate kids on a higher grade level than what you currently have then you can advance one grade a year. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Queen, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To ask the ammendment sponsor a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Lewis, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes sir Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Lewis, a few years back I had the privilege of serving on the Blue Ridge charter school commission and one of the issues that we dealt with was performance of our charter schools. Does your ammendment automatically allow a charter school to expand year after year without any performance criteria being met? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Queen, thank you for that inquiry. As you know sir, you're familiar with charter schools, there are a variety of monitoring mechanisms that monitor the progress and performance of our public charter schools. This ammendment would in no way weaken the monitoring that is applied to our public charter schools. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just a follow up. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Well the point of having standards is to meet those standards and you know we've been in the standard discussion around here for weeks. Do you get to expand in spite of your performance if it's poor, or do you have to reach a minimum (recording ends)

Told before you are allowed to have this, this privilege of expanding your charter. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Queen, as I’ve tried to say before, current law requires or allows the expansion by grade after three years but nothing in this amendment affects the monitoring that goes on of the charter schools. Nothing lowers the accountability that the charters have to educate the kids that are used to attain them. This amendment merely deals with allowing the Charter school to add a grade level a year. It does not in any way remove or restrict the monitoring of authority’s ability to look at the performance of the school. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentlemen ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] So it seems to me that you would want to meet some threshold to expand but what you’re saying is they continue to monitor, the noose is bad, expand anyway? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Queen, nothing in this Bill does anything to interfere or nothing in this amendment does anything to interfere with the State Board’s ability to monitor the performance of schools. You know that there are stringent rules that apply to charters and how they are monitored the academic growth, if they have the performance so they have, you know those things are in place. This amendment does absolutely nothing to weaken those. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. May I speak on the Bill? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman is recognized to debate the Bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] It’s one thing to, it’s one thing to monitor our charter schools and it’s another thing to pay attention to the monitoring. It seems to me that if we have a vehicle or a mechanism for expansion, it should follow on success. One thing I can tell you about our charter schools is we have some good ones, we have some average ones and we have some poor ones. And it seems to me that if we want to make a charter school system that really meets the expectations of the public that there should be some reward if you are excelling and there should be some, some, some consequences to poor performance that shouldn’t say, “Well, if you just have more of this, it might be better.” So it strikes me that if you don’t have the connection between performance and expansion you’ve missed a major opportunity so, which we don’t seem to have in this amendment. So I plan to vote against it and suggest you might too. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Move the previous question as to the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Question having been put on Amendment 5 or Representative Lewis’s Amendment. The ?? The question before the House is the motion for previous question on Amendment 5. Those in favor will vote aye, those who oppose will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine, record the vote. Seventy three having voted in the affirmative and thirty eight in the negative. The previous question has been passed and we will now vote on Amendment 5. The question before the House is the adoption of Amendment 5, Representative Lewis’s amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, do we? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Horn, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Do we have an opportunity to debate this amendment? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Horn, this is an amendment not on the Bill. That, that rule applies to the Bills not to an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Well Mr. Speaker, do you have authority to grant discussion? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Point of order? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Isn’t it true the Chair should assimilate the question of the body at this point? Any members desiring to speak will be out of order as the question should be put to the body? [SPEAKER CHANGES] You will be correct. The question before the House is the adoption of a

Amendment 5 Representative Lewis's Amendment. Those in favor will vote Aye. Those opposed will vote No. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine, record the vote. 72 having voted in the affirmative and 39 in the negative. Amendment 5 of Representative Lewis's amendment has been adopted. Further discussion for the debate? Representative Glasier please state your purpose. [Speaker Changes] To debate the Bill ??. [Speaker Changes] Gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [Speaker Changes] Thank you Mr. Speaker. I had come into the chamber completely ready to vote for this bill and work with the amendment and Representative Hardister. Thought the Bill did some good things and fix some things, but this amendment really changes it, and let me tell you why I disagree with the bill now, and before I looked at the amendment. If you looked at the language of the amendment, which is a concern. It says the following things are not material changes in the charter. Well of course it's a material change in the charter. That's the whole point. And you can tell that because the sub-paragraph right above it, sub-search three says specifically that the charter can advance a grade after 3 years. Number 1. And number 2, provided there isn’t as Representative Queen said, inadequate performance. What this amendment now does is essentially eliminate sub-section 3 without doing it. It simply says now, you can advance every year and you don’t have to have it in your charter, its not a material change and you can do it with inadequate performance. Now Representative Lewis's right that there;s still ?? that you've taken away the remedy. This is a very major change and thats what I feared when I first saw it, but of course we're operating on quick time it says someone who came in and spoke on it to ?? ?? atonement in the education committee booming for the bill and the education committee was prepared fully to vote for it here. But we are absolutely now allowing to go back to where we had prohibited in the charter bill passed through the front door. And were doing it in a way that doesn’t even revoke the section prior to it. I am all for the change Representative Lewis suggests as a policy matter if you’re staying within confines of elementary middle, or high school. But representative of that, is its absolutely right. Just take with me the assumption that theres no charter ?? one through eight school, you didn’t have a high school. what this says is, because the parents are pleased, you can now open without ever having had a charter that put in the ninth grade, a ninth grade without ever having had your curriculum reviewed, your teachers reviewed, anything done provided the parents like it at that charter. But thats not the purpose of a charter. This is not a private school, this is a public school, and that is the distinction we ought to care about, we are essentially undoing, unravelling, the limitations we have put and we voted as a compromise, as a body on charter schools thru an amendment on the floor that no one's ?? with all due respect. and for that reason I'm going to vote against this bill and object a third reading. And at least hope that we can all talk with our school boards with the state board and get a better sense of what we're trying to do and maybe get a more limited amendment that stays at least within elementary, middle or high school qualifications. Thank you. [Speaker Changes] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the house, is the adoption of the house committee substitute to senate bill 793 on its second reading. Those in favor will vote Aye, those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine, record the vote. 68 having voted in the affirmative, and 44 in the negative. The house committee substitutes senate bill 793 has passed the second reading and will remain on the calendar.

Senate Bill 865, the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 865, a bill to be entitled An Act Providing that the Town of Boone Shall Not Exercise the Powers of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Jordan is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Seizing counties in North Carolina undertake a land use planning and may apply land development regulations only in the geographic areas over which the legislature has delegated them authority to do so. There are no overlapping of city and county land development regulatory jurisdictions in North Carolina. Jurisdiction of an area is assigned to either a city or a county. The general rule is that municipalities have exclusive jurisdiction within their city limits and counties have exclusive jurisdiction within unincorporated areas outside the city limits. The exception to this rule is that municipalities may, under certain circumstances, extend regulations to a limited area immediately outside their city limits. A city may not extend its regulatory or police powers beyond the city limits without specific legislative authority. This police power is an exercise of a state authority rather than a local power. The legislature adopted the bulk of a study commission's recommendations on this issue and granted state-wide authority for a municipal extraterritorial land use regulation in 1959. The original extraterritorial authorization exempted bonafide farms from zoning coverage because this exemption existed for county zoning. The farm exemption for the extraterritorial area of cities was deleted in the 1971 recodification but was passed again by this General Assembly last session. Why do we have an ETJ? According to the authorities, state law authorizes municipalities to have ETJ areas based upon existing or projected urban development and areas of critical concern to the city that are expected to come within their corporate limits in the near future and allow for a smoother transition from county to municipal services. The reason for this bill, which was also introduced in the last short session two years ago, was that in the two years since this action, this bill was proposed, the town of Boone has made no effort to address the concerns brought forward by the legislative delegation. Senator Soucek and I have been constantly urged to move forward by the public over the past two years, including a local resolution on this. There's a foundational principal of property rights here. Regulation without representation. The planning board appointments have become political issue in our area. For example, one planning commission member said that the appointees should have a general understanding and agreement with the town's master plan in order to serve on the Board of Adjustment. One resident, one citizen said the idea that you have to agree with the town's plans in order to serve on the board is not only objectionable, it's ludicrous. The town of Boone has had ETJ since 1985 but has never used it for its intended purpose, which was to grow. They've relied on voluntary annexations, they've bragged. But if it's voluntary, you don't need ETJ control. The topography of Boone is a bowl. The town occupies the bottom of a valley and all around it are our mountains. And it's too expensive to move water uphill so they're never going to expand and send water and sewer outside of the current city limits. And you may hear that water is an issue in the area, that is a question. It may be. But, after we had extensive local controversy over a water intake in the New River that was designed to double the town's giant straw dip into our precious New River, my question was why did the first developmental denial from the town after this never mentioned water as a reason to deny development. No, the town of Boone's ruling junta is primarily about one thing and that's control. Control over people who have no recourse to the ballot box against their regulators. What will happen to those in the ETJ under this bill? This bill provides six months to transition to the correct elected authority of the county commissioners. The county commissioners can already provide protection under county regulations. There's a high impact land use ordinance, there's housing development ordinances...

You’ve got HOA’s, POA’s. Our Senator lives one mile from Boone. He’s not in a housing development, he’s not in the E.T.J. near a quarry, for example. He’s not putting anyone in a situation that he’s not experienced from his 15 years. Before anybody asks the question, yes the town is against us. Of course they are, we’re taking away a power that they’ve used to control the citizens in their area for decades. I urge your support of this local bill where our local delegation seeks to protect individual constituents against an overreaching town. Thank you Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGE] At this time, the pages are dismissed for the day. Representative Fisher, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGE] To speak on the bill Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGE] The lady is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, I know that you’ve probably heard enough from me today, but I just want to refresh your memory about an earlier conversation that we had on this same bill when it was objected to having been placed on the calendar for consideration today. We saw this bill, yesterday, in committee, where it was not given support for a favorable report. And, we are now, that we saw it again an hour committee met, back on the calendar due to some creative rule-making. And then, we see it again, here on the floor, after objections having been made. I have to say that it is not a very transparent process that we are working under, here, in the General Assembly today. I think that it leaves a lot to be desired, not only from the members here. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Representative Stevens, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Point of order, please. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Lady, may you state your point of order. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Are we discussing the process or the actual bill? I think we need to get Germain to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] I will keep it to the bill, Mr. Speaker. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Representative Fisher has uphold. [SPEAKER CHANGE] I appreciate that. As I was saying, the process for looking at this bill, I think, needed to be a little transparent. I believe that the people from the town of Boone were, said, yesterday, that they were going to make a very concerted effort to look at the concerns that were being submitted to them by the County. Ladies and gentlemen, the process is not a good one. We need to give the town a chance to come to terms with this, with its citizens. And, I would appreciate it if you would join with me in opposing this bill. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Representative Luebke, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGE] I speak on the bill and send forward an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGE] The gentleman would like to send forth his amendment now. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Okay, the Representative Luebke sends forth his amendment the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Amendment ALB-143 V1, Representative Luebke moves to amend the bill on page 2, line 8 by rewriting the line to read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Gentlemen to recognize to debate his amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you. And, as I said, Mr. Speaker, requesting to speak first about the bill, and then, on the amendment. Members of the House, this is an extremely. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Representative Luebke, we’re on your amendment now. If you would, if you want to. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Well, Mr. Speaker I’d asked to speak on the bill and send forward an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Or we could displace your amendment so you can speak on the bill if that’s your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Temporarily, temporarily, and then, to hear my amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members of the House, this is an extremely controversial bill. This is a bill whose opposition has been opposed by Republicans and Democrats alike. It was defeated, the motion for a favorable report was defeated yesterday in the House government committee, again with Republican and Democratic opposition. The bill resurfaced today, ?? 12 to 15. In today’s debate, today’s vote, it passed just 18 to 16. So, the issue of getting rid of extra-territorial jurisdiction is very controversial. And, there’s a couple of reasons. One is that, if you do not have extra-territorial jurisdiction and the County does not have zone, all kinds of things can happen just outside the city limits that are very harmful for those that live outside the city. For example, without E.T.J. and without zoning for the County

asphalt plant could be put up right next to a neighborhood. The asphalt plant being just outside the city limits and the neighborhood being within the city. And indeed, there was someone who came forward yesterday from Boone who said exactly that had...there was an attempt and thanks to ETJ they were able to keep the asphalt plant from coming in. ETJ also protects people inside the city limits from, say, a massive center that might come in just outside city limits. ETJ protects that. The importance...and then for that reasoning now I'd like to send forward my amendment Mr. Peter. Send forward my amendment. Speaker Changes: Representative Lucas, before you send forth your amendment, I think the clerk has a technical correction that needs to be addressed. If you can take care of that with her. Your amendment refers to a page two. There's only one page to this bill. So, you need to correct that with the clerk first before we can proceed on your amendment. If you'll come up to see the clerk. Speaker Changes: Very quickly, yes. Speaker Changes: Representative Moore, please state your purpose. Speaker Changes: To see if the gentleman from Watauga would yield to a question. Speaker Changes: Representative Jordan, do you yield? Speaker Changes: I do yield. Speaker Changes: He yields. Speaker Changes: Representative Jordan, this is a local bill that applies to the applies to the town of Boone, is that correct? Speaker Changes: Correct. Speaker Changes: And, will you yield to additional questions? Speaker Changes: He yields. Speaker Changes: Are you the representative for that town of Boone or is there any other representative in this body who represents that town of Boone? Speaker Changes: No, sir. Speaker Changes: Additional questions. Speaker Changes: He yields. Speaker Changes: As I understand, this is not your bill. This is a bill filed by Senator Soucek, is that correct? Speaker Changes: That's correct. Speaker Changes: Additional question. Speaker Changes: He yields. Speaker Changes: Is Senator Soucek the only legislature who represents Boone in the senate? Speaker Changes: That's correct. Yes, sir, that's correct. Speaker Changes: One final question. Speaker Changes: He yields. Speaker Changes: Is your entire legislation delegation for this, for Watauga county, in agreement with this bill? Speaker Changes: Absolutely. Speaker Changes: Speaker Changes: May I be recognized for a motion? Speaker Changes: Gentleman may be recognized for a motion. Speaker Changes: ?? Speaker Changes: State your motion. Speaker Changes: Move the previous question. Speaker Changes: Representative Moore having moved the previous question. Speaker Changes: This speaker...My amendment was before us... [pause] Speaker Changes: Representative Moore? Speaker Changes: Since the member has sent forth his amendment, I withdraw the motion at this time, but I will move it again, shortly. Speaker Changes: Representative Moore withdraws his motion for the previous question. Representative Blue, you can now speak on your amendment. We've already read it in and the gentlemen recognized to debate your amendment. Speaker Changes: The issue here in Watauga county is that there is no zoning. There is nothing to protect the people who live in the extraterritorial jurisdiction. If this bill is successful... Speaker Changes: Mr. Baker. Speaker Changes: I have an amendment... Speaker Changes: Representative Jordan, please state your purpose. Speaker Changes: Will the gentleman yield for a question? Speaker Changes: Representative Blue, will you yield? Speaker Changes: I will yield when I'm finished. Speaker Changes: The gentleman doesn't yield. Speaker Changes: There is no zoning in Watauga county. If this bill becomes law, then the people who are now in the ETJ have no protection from the examples of the super mall, the asphalt plant, etcetera. What this bill does is does not proclude the ending of the extraterritorial jurisdiction, which many of you know in your cities works very well. In which members of both parties spoke about, about how it works well, ETJ. What it says is that the ETJ disappears 30 days after the county passes a zoning ordinance. Members, I think it's critical that the citizens be protected. The zoning ordinance does just that. The ETJ can disappear if the zoning ordinance is done. This amendment addresses Watauga county, and I urge support for the amendment so that the citizens can be protected under a zoning ordinance when they can't be under ETJ. Speaker Changes: ?? [crosstalk] Speaker Changes: Representative Luke, would you yield for a question? Speaker Changes: I yield. Speaker Changes: He yields. Speaker Changes: I heard some people who were against the bill today stating that the...

House of Representatives was trying to step in an as one person said abusively deal with the people of Boone and the ETJ, and that we were trying to come in, force our opinions on people on the local area rather than the local government. It looks to me like what this amendment does, and correct me if I’m wrong, we’re basically telling the people in Watagua County that they have to have some kind of zoning ordinance, either an ETJ through the city or a county-wide zoning ordinance whether they want one or not. Is that not correct? [SPEAKER CHANGES] That is not correct. If you read the amendment it says that the zoning is only necessary to be in the ETJ area. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Follow-up? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] So, we’re still saying that the people in the ETJ have to have some kind of zoning. Isn't that correct, if your amendment passes? [SPEAKER CHANGES] My amendment says yes. The ETJ is beneficial, but Representative Collins, if you will, the difference is that zoning ordinance would be voted on by commissioners who are voted on, whose, who have, on those people who have a vote. The objection to the ETJ is that many people live, the people that live in the ETJ don’t have a vote in this case on the Boone City Council. My amendment simply says when ETJ is there that the Watagua County must pass a zoning ordinance for the ETJ area. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Follow up? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lucas, I ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I noticed the word must in there; so, we are indeed saying that the people in this area outside of Boone are either going to have to Boone continuing to rule them through an ETJ or the county commissioners are going to have to county-wide zoning which the citizens of Watagua County may or may not want. [SPEAKER CHANGES] First of all, again, Representative Collins, it’s not about county-wide zoning. It’s about zoning the ETJ area, and the advantage of this zoning amendment is that it gives the vote to the people because sometime people have said ETJs are wrong because the people that live there don’t have a vote. This gives the people the vote. If you will vote for this amendment to have zoning in the previous ETJ area. What it says is if the amendment passes the ETJ goes away. I urge support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman’s recognized for a motion. Have the amendment lie upon the table. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore having moved to table the amendment, and it being dually seconded by Representative Cleveland. The question now is the motion to lay upon the table amendment one, Representative Lucas, amendment. Those in favor of tabling the amendment will vote aye. Those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will allot the machine record the vote. Sixty having voted in the affirmative and fifty in the negative. The amendment has been tabled. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Remove the previous question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Question before the House is whether the previous question shall be put. Those in favor will vote aye. Those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will allot the machine record the vote. Sixty-seven having voted in the affirmative and forty-three in the negative. The previous question has been adopted, and at this time with this being on the bill, the majority and minority side will have three minutes. Representative Hall. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mister Speaker. Will be brief. Certainly again we have a town council that is opposed to this legislation. They've been elected by the citizens just like members of the legislative delegation. You don’t have all the members

...to the legislative delegation indicating favor or indicating that they are in favor of this bill and this wishes of the town are vitally important if you're in favor of local control. One thing you wouldn't notice is that Representative Jordan said, the town had been in control for all these years. Had responded to the citizens and had been responsible for these local matters. So, again, I'd ask that you vote against the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Starnes, who would you like to delegate your three minutes to? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I believe the Majority Leader's entitled to the three minutes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And the gentleman has the three minutes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House and obviously I have a difference of opinion with my colleague, Representative Jordan. I don't agree with this but I do respect the opinion of the members and I know that you'll vote your conscious and you'll make a decision that you feel is right for the situation that we have in front of us. But I'll be voting no but I respect Representative Jordan's right to promote the bill. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Now, the question before the House is the adoption of Senate Bill 865, on it's second reading. Those in favor will say aye, those opposed will say no. Division having been called we'll move to an electronic vote. Those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. Representative Howard, does the lady wish to be recorded on? The Clerk will let the machine record the vote. Sixty-five having voted in the affirmative and 47 in the negative. Senate Bill 865 has passed it's second reading and without objection... [SPEAKER CHANGES] Objection. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Objection having been raised, it will remain on the calendar. Representative Brawley and Iler are recognized to send forth committee reports. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative William Brawley and Representative Iler for the Transportation Committee, House Bill 1097, Service of Hearing Order/MV Dealer Licensee. Favorable is committee sub, unfavorable as to the original bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Original bill unfavorable calendar of the PCS. Representative Moffitt is recognized to send forth the committee report. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moffitt, Chair, Representative Murry, Vice Chair for the Regulatory Reform Committee, Senate Bill 734, Regulatory Reform Act of 2014. Favorable as to the House committee sub, unfavorable is the Senate committee sub number 2, and re-referred to Judiciary. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Zero referral to Judiciary is stricken and the House Committee Substitute is calendar. Senate Committee Substitute number two, unfavorable calendar. Notices and announcements? Representative Shepard, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, sir, Mr. Speaker. I have a moment of personal privilege, if I could. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman is recognized for point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker and members of the House, I wanted to share with you some sad news that we heard about yesterday. We had three marines from Camp Lejeune that were killed in action in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant David H. Stewart of Stafford, Virginia. Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrandt of Peterborough, New Hampshire and Lance Corporal Adam Wolff of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And we ask that you keep their families and their comrades in your prayers and your thoughts. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Ramsey, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Inquiry of the Chair. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman may state his inquiry. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I apologize for maybe perhaps I've lost something, but there were several bills that were added to our calendar, are they going to be carried...

?? Talkin' about all those bills today. SPEAKER CHANGES: They'll be carried out and placed on tomorrow's calendar. Further notices and announcements if not Representative Moore is recognized. SPEAKER CHANGES: Mister chairmen remove that subject to ramifications of bills. Messages from the Senate. Committee reports conference reports. May referral of bills and resolutions appointment of conferees, introduction of bills and resolutions, modifications to the calendar that the house be now adjourned to reconvene Wednesday June 25th, 2014 at three thirty PM. SPEAKER CHANGES: Representative Moore moves subject to adjourn subject to the ramifications of bills messages from the Senate. Committee reports conference reports ?? referral of bills and resolutions appointments of conferees and introduction of bills and resolutions to reconvene on Wednesday June the 25th at three thirty PM seconded by representative Hollow those in favor will vote aye. SPEAKER CHANGES: Aye. SPEAKER CHANGES: Those opposed will vote no. The ayes have it and the house stands adjourned.