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House | June 8, 2016 | Chamber | House Convenes

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] The house will come to order members will take their seats visitors will retire form the chamber. The sergeant-at-arm will close the doors. We'd ask all members and all of our guests to please silence their electronic devices. This afternoon's prayer will be offered by Representative Arp we'd ask all members and guests in the gallery, please stand for the prayer and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. Representative Arp. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Thank you. If you would like to join with me in prayer? Our heavenly father, I come before you today praising you for the many blessings of life and liberty you have bestowed upon us and that we live in a state and nation that is free. You God are sovereign over our lives and know our hearts and our struggles. You know that we are all broken and sinners. But it is in you that we find abundant and new life. I thank you God for bringing us together to glorify your name in all that we do. We make sacrifices every day but you are the one who made the ultimate sacrifice and we thank you for that. The psalmist tells us that you hear our voices we lay our requests before you and wait patiently You are not a God who delights in wickedness, evil cannot dwell with you. The boastful cannot stand in your presence. You hate all evildoers. You destroy all those who tell lies. The Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and treachery. Therefore let us be pure in our actions, far from any evil intent, honest in our dealings with others and with you and let us be righteous. For all who take refuge in your rejoice, spread your protection over them so that those who love your name may exalt in you for you bless the righteous. Oh Lord, you cover them with favor as a shield. Your son did not come to serve but to serve and give his life as ransom for many. We thank you for the chance we have to serve others because you first served us. Today Lord, I come to you asking for wisdom and guidance in our decisions and that we make decisions that bring you honor and glory. Equip us with humility. Help us to love and serve the people of North Carolina because you love them. It is in your will that we will prevail and you are sovereign in all. I love you and I praise you and it is in your holy name I pray. Amen. >> Amen. >> 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 with liberty and justice for all. >> The gentleman form Harnet Representative Louis is recognized for a motion. >> Mr Speaker the journal for June 7th has been examined and found to be correct. I move that it's found approved as written. >> Representative Louis moves that the journal for June 7th be approved as written. Those in favor will say aye. 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. The clerk will read. >> [UNKNOWN] and prepare for presentation to the office of the secretary of state. Senate resolution 8, 9 and 1, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of the late senator Carter Warren Jr. former member of the general assembly. >> The resolution will be on file in the clerk's office. Ratification of bills and resolutions, the clerk will read. [BLANK_AUDIO] Concurred resolution number 52 from the state of Louisiana. A concurred resolution to memorialize United States Congress to call a constitutional conviction for the purpose of amendments to limit the power of the jurisdiction of the federal government and pose physical restraints upon the activities that limit the terms of offices it may reserve by officials by members of congress. Charter bill is being noted and the resolution just referenced that the clerk will be on file in the court's office. Messages from the senate, the clerk will read. >> Senate bill 881 first edition, resolution a bill to be entitled an act to establish [UNKNOWN] county board education challenging the sufficiency of local funds approved to the public schools by the Union county board of commissioners. >> Local government favorable education K12, members and chairs [UNKNOWN] rule 12 B. Clerk will continue with messages from the senate. > House bill 1037, senate committee substitute, fourth edition, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize and [INAUDIBLE] calendar airport authority to enter certain contracts for period growth in 25 years to make technical corrections to the session laws related to the airport authority and to transfer the Colombia Davy County Correctional

senate property to the [UNKNOWN] county board of commissioners for concurrence the senate committee substitute. >> {UNKNOWN] rule 36 b. >> Senate bill 795 first edition, a bill to be entitled an act exempting Lee county form certain state contract laws and renovation of restoration of the county's old court house building. >> Local government. >> Senate bill 848, committee substitute second edition, a bill to the [INAUDIBLE] and delegate to the town manager the authority to grant [INAUDIBLE] easements, agreements and other similar entries [INAUDIBLE] to authorize the town to sell, exchange or otherwise transfer will of property subject to restrictions. >> Local government. [SOUND] The house will come to order we ask members with extra conversations to please step off the floor. Members the bill that was just read in, one is House Bill 1037 which is the Lincoln town Airport Davy Correctional Center Bill the chair believes that there's no controversy and that the members of those two respective counties are fine with that bill being added on today's calendar. That's House Bill 1037 is there an objection to bill being added to today's calendar? Hearing none so order madam court. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Members, in the interest of time, the Chair has received numerous requests for recognition in the gallery to a number of our guests who are here representing the League of Municipalities- >> Did you - >> and what the chair may do in lieu of doing all that cuz it may take about 20 minutes, the Chair would simply like to extend the courtesies of the gallery to all of our guests from the various towns and cities across the state here with us in the league of municipalities. And on behalf of our members we thank you for being here. I would ask my colleagues please join me in welcoming you with us -with us today. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Could you all please stand? >> [APPLAUSE] >> We thank you all for being with us today. Rep Burr, Jones, Lambeth and Pendleton are recognized to send forth a committee report. The clerk will read. >> Rep Burr, Jones and [INAUDIBLE] Health committee report, house bill 1145 [INAUDIBLE] favorable committee substitute on favorable regional bill. >> Original bill and favorable calendar, committee substitute favorable, calendar pursuant to rule 36 b and I'd ask when I call these bills, I would ask the bill sponsors to come forward and we may determine if these bills can be added to today's calendar. If they're not controversial the chair is inclined to do so if the members are wishing to proceed because to keep tomorrow's calendar light. Rep Daughtry is recognized to send forth the committee report the clerk will read. >> Rep Daughtry, judicial hearing one, committee report House joint resolution 1147 confirm James Gale special superior court judge favorable. >> [BLANK_AUDIO] Calendar pursuant to rule 36 b again this is a bill that the chair may add to today's calendar. The chair has received the nod from Representative Daughtry but I will inquire the body once both the majority leader and the minority leader of the rules chair have had a chance to review. Rep Blust and George are recognized to send forth the committee report the clerk will read. >> Rep Blust and George in judiciary two, committee report, house bill 972 [UNKNOWN] no public record, favorable committee substitute on favorable regional bill and rerefer to finance. >> Regional bill on favorable calendar, committee substitute favorable is rereferred to the committee on finance, Representatives Blackwell and Bryant are recognized to send forth the committee report, the clerk will read. >> Representatives Blackwell and Bryant, Judiciary four committee reports house bill 1060, confirm full payment check [INAUDIBLE] of UCC favorable. >> Counter percent rule 36 B. >> House bill 62 fiduciary access to digital assets favorable. >> Counter percent rule 36 B would ask that chairman Blackwell and chairman Brian to approach the dais please. Representatives Bill, Millis and Raddell are recognized to sent forth committee report. The Clark will read. >> Representatives Bill Millis and Raddell, [INAUDIBLE] reform committee report, House bill 1069 2016, [INAUDIBLE] employee protection act [INAUDIBLE] rereferred to appropriations. [BLANK_AUDIO]

Favorable agree refereed to the committee on appropriations. [BLANK_AUDIO] Representatives Bill, Melas/g and Raddell/g recognize the sent forth committee report. The Clark will read. >> [INAUDIBLE] reform committee report Senate bill 303 protect safety well-being [INAUDIBLE] citizens favor house committee substitute, and [INAUDIBLE] committee substitute and rereffer it to finance. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> [INAUDIBLE] to the city committee substitute favorable as to the house committee substitute we refer to committee of finance. Members the chair is informed certain members can look this up on the system if they would like. That house joint resolution 1147 which is to confirm the appointment of James Gale as a special superior court judge, if that is a non controversial bill is there objection to that bill being added to today's calendar? Being non [INAUDIBLE]. Chair is also informed by chairman Blackworm/g, chairman Brain that house bill 1060 which was the conformed full payment check law to the uniform commercial code, passed unanimously from the judiciary four committee is there objection to that bill being added to today's calendar? Hearing none so ordered. And that house bill 1062 fiduciary access to digital assets, they also pass judiciary forth by unanimously added to today's calendar is there an objection to that? Hearing none so ordered. [BLANK_AUDIO] Chair is also informed that House Bill 1145 which passed out of the health committee today, that there's no objection to that bill being added to today's calendar but is there objection at this time? Hearing none so ordered. [BLANK_AUDIO] Representatives Blackwell and Brian are recognized to send forth an additional committee report. The Clerk will read. >> Representatives Blackwell and Brian, Judiciary IV committee report. House Bill 1061, reserve tenancy [INAUDIBLE] favorable committee substitute, unfavorable original bill. >> Original bill unfavorable calendar favorable as to the committee substitute which will be calendar pursuant to rule 36b. Members, the short title of this is preserve tenancy by the entirety. The Chair is informed I believe that there was no controversy on this bill as well. Is there any member who wishes to object to this bill being added to today's calendar? Hearing none, so ordered. The Chair's also received a request from Representative Burr to add a bill that was reported from committee I believe yesterday. Norwood deannexation annexation, It's House Bill 1017. The Chair intends to add that to today's calendar. Is there objection? Hearing none, so ordered. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Pendleton, rise? >> Mr. Speaker, I would like to talk on personal preference please. >> The gentleman's recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. As the Speaker and I have discussed, we're doing a special honor for two of our chairs of the committee with Representative Davis. He is standing. Representative Davis, he ain't paying any attention. Yes, Representative Davis is now standing. Representative Ford, would you please stand up please? >> The Chair did give the gentleman permission to call the members out so he's not in completely violating the rules, the gentleman may continue. >> I'm close so, they're the chairmen of the local government committee and a lot of those on the committee they move it so first, it's almost like they're rail road in it through and we can't keep up with the bills, and I have talked to the speaker and may now have a uniform. Would you people please hand out their new uniform [UNKNOWN] The speaker said you could try it on. >> [LAUGH] >> Just don't mess up representative Davis' hair. >> [LAUGH] >> All right that's it, thank you Mr. speaker. >> Mr. Speaker. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg, representative Brawley rise? >> Will the gentleman from Wake, Mr. Pidelton yield for a question? >> Does the gentleman from Wake yield to the gentleman from Mecklenburg? >> I do. >> He yields. >> What do representative Sane and I have to do to get one of those hats? [LAUGH] I think you both qualify [UNKNOWN] can do it. [LAUGH] >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, representative Floyd rise? >> Inquire the chair.

>> Gentleman may state his inquiry. >> Mr. Speaker you added some bills on local bills and I spoke with the rules chair if there's no opposition from the leaders that we can group those bills, I hope no representative would have an opposition. >> We added some bills. If the gentleman wishes to have a bill added he does not see on the calendar, if you can just come forward and we'll work through it and find out what that is. >> No sir. Follow up, Mr. Speaker. >> The gentleman's recognized for a follow up. >> I was just asking that it's possible to group them. >> To remove it? >> Group them. >> Group. I apologize. >> We'll let the clerk look at it and whatever bill is eligible, I know there are a number of members who would like to vote against the occupancy tax so I assume those will need to be grouped in their own thing but the others may be able to be grouped. We will certainly submit that to the body to see if there's objection. Calendar House bill 1030, the clerk will read. >> Representatives Dollar, L. Johnson, Labyrinth and McGrady House bill 1030, a bill to bring title and act to modify the current operations of the capital improvement and appropriations act from 2015 and to make other changes to the budget operations of the state, General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Dollar rise? > For a motion. >> The gentleman is recognized for a motion. >> Mr. speaker I'd move that the house do not concur with the senate committee substitute for house bill 1030. >> Gentleman s recognized for a motion not to concur, does the gentleman wish to debate the motion? >> I believe no debate is necessary. >> Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the House is the adoption of the motion not to concur with the Senate Committee substitute for House Bill 1030. Those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 112 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, the motion not concur is adopted. The Senate will be so notified. >> Mr. Speaker. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaston. >> Inquiry of the Chair, Mr. Speaker. >> The gentleman's recognized to state his inquiry. >> Mr. Speaker, will this be a perfect time to explain to our visiting audience in the gallery exactly what bill we just did not concur to? >> The Chair will accept that as a question of the Chair. That would be the 2016 Appropriations Act which when it passed the House of Representatives was a nearly perfect bill, but went to the Senate and something happened to it. So our vote was simply that we did not agree to what the Senate did. Does that satisfy the gentleman's parliamentary inquiry? >> Completely, Mr. Speaker. >> Thank you, sir. >> Madam Clerk, I believe we can group House Bills 1039 and 1056 if there's no objection. These are both occupancy tax matters. [BLANK_AUDIO] [INAUDIBLE] we can do 1039 and 1056, 1039 is the increase Samson County Occupancy Tax, 1056 is the Yadken County occupancy tax. Is the objection to these two bills being grouped together? Hearing none, chair directs that these two bills are grouped together, the clerk will read. >> Representatives Iredell/g and Bryson house bill 1039, a bill to bring title and act to increase the authorization Sampson County delivered occupancy tax. Representative Zachary, house bill 1056, a bill to bring title and act to modify the authorization for occupancy leveraged inside Yadken County, General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Further discussion or further debate, for what purpose does the gentleman from New Hanover, representative Davis arise. >> Speak on the bills. >> Gentleman's recognized to speak on the bills. >> Ladies and gentlemen of the house I would just like you to know before we vote that this does comply with the house guidelines for oxy/p tax both bills do so I would ask you to vote support on them. Thank you. >> Further discussion and further debate. If not, for what purpose does the gentleman from Yadkin representative Zachary rise. >> I just wanna say that this [CROSSTALK] this does not impose any new tax it's the same tax rate just allows east being able to join the Yadkin county occupancy tax and [INAUDIBLE] This consolidates programs, thank you hope you vote for it. >> Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of house bills 1039 and 1056 on their second reading, those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. [SOUND] The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote.

94 having voted in the affirmative and 20 in the negative, house bill 1039 and 1056 pass their second reading and will without objection be read for a third time. Strike that. There's a roll call. They'll be considered tomorrow. House bill 1133 the clerk will read. >> Representative Whitmire, house bill 133 a bill to be entitled an act to change the election method of Transylvania county board of education from non partisan to partisan. General assembly of North Carolina. >> Mr Speaker. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Duplin Representative Dixon rise? >> Speaker, could I be recorded as voting yes not to concur on 1030? >> The gentleman will be recorded as having voted aye. For what purpose does the gentleman from Buncombe Rep Fisher rise? >> Whenever we debate 1133 I would like to debate the bill please . >> I will start with the bill sponsor. I will come back to the lady. For what purpose does the gentleman from Transylvania Rep Whitmire rise? >> To speak on the Bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr Speaker, Members of the house, this is a local Bill. It has full support of the Trans Philly/g County Legislative Delegation. It has been requested by voters for a number of years. And ultimately the objective for those asking is for people who go to vote, you know it's so often that as you get down the balance, voters, and let's certainly appreciate all voters who go to vote and exercise that right. They don't always have every detail of every candidate and being able to see on the balance, the basic affiliation in terms of liberal or conservative ideas, physical, social type issues. That's what they've been asking for. So again having served as a chairman of that board of education for three and a half -one year terms. Having been on that board of education for six years. Having three kids in the system as is it is now. This is a bill to make sure that the government of the people, by the people for the people, is being pursued and when they get the vote, they have one more element that helps them make their choice for the candidate they wish to cash on and vote for and ask for your support. >> First welcome the lady from Buncombe, Representative Fisher rise? >> To debate the bill Mr. Speaker. >> The lady has the floor to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of he house I rise as a former school board member and chair for eight years to tell you why I am opposed to this. One of the big reasons for me and I think for many others from Transylvania county as a matter is that partisanship does not belong in the school board. When you have people who are truly interested in serving the schools and serving the students where they live then you know you have sincere people making that effort to make the school, bottom line the best they can for the children and families in that area. We heard in committee the other day that 42% of the voters in Transylvania County are currently unaffiliated. And what this means is that if they want to be on a ballot for the next election of school board, they're gonna have to get meet the signature requirement in order to become a candidate for that office. Why we continue to make it more difficult for interested citizens to serve in public office is beyond me. When you have people who are sincerely interested in serving the schools and serving children and families, why would we make it more difficult for them? And so I would encourage you all to please, give this very careful consideration, we don't need partisanship in our schools thank you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Rutherford Representative Hager rise? >> To debate the bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr speaker, last year I think it's Representative West and I did the same move for [INAUDIBLE] and Rutherford county his school board in [INAUDIBLE] county I believe and I'm here to tell you practically practical experience, from the time we did that to now. And I was asked why we would that, and I said I wanted to make it more available. Now what would you say. Now less available for folks to run for all of us. Now I'll tell you it's a practical experience, I have more people running for school board this year in the county than we had since

I've been involved in politics in Rutherford County. So it does work. It gets more people involved and it give you more choices and not less choices. So please vote green on the original Whitmire's bill. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Rockingham, Representative Jones, rise? >> To debate the bill. The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker ladies and gentlemen of the House, I didn't speak on this in the elections committee. I had the privilege of chairing that meeting and heard the debate then and I've heard this debate several times on the floor in the past and continue to hear it now. I do agree with one comment that I heard mentioned earlier and that is that politics does not belong in education and I think hopefully all of us in here would agree with that and in an ideal world that would be the case. Unfortunately we don't live in an ideal world. I just want to say that it is a myth to suggest that because one puts one's partisan affiliation on the ballot, that makes one to be more partisan. I know people in both parties or Republican, Democrat, unaffiliated. Some people are extremely partisan. Some people are not necessarily so. But I think it's interesting that if you feel that way, perhaps every election should be non-partisan. The election of the general assembly, the election and everything else. If you think that the public is better served knowing less about the candidate. Now it might be in an ideal world, a good thing if we could put the documentary on the ballot and tell the voters all kinds of things about the candidates that are running and so forth, but you know that in our system we have kind of ordained that they do get to find out at least what the party affiliation is. So with all that said, I just wanna say that It's a myth to suggest that somehow a person is more partisan or the board's more partisan because you list that on the ballot. But I wanna mention one more practical reason why I think it better for these elections to be partisan. And that is that one of the primary roles of the political parties is to sort out the candidates in a primary system. We just had a congressional primary yesterday. And some of those primary's there were an awful lot of people running. But you know there was one one person that will go to the final general election and this fall you won't have all those in the ballot. Now my school board is going to become partisan in the next election but in the last election there were 18 candidates running for the school board, and that makes it rather difficult, and you can end up electing someone that, and we did, that gets less than 10% of the vote. So I say let the political parties function as they should, let the people have their opportunity to sort out the candidates in the primaries, let the pow/g winning candidates advance to the general election and let the person that ends up winning at least get a majority or something close to it. I think this is a good idea and I support the bill and ask you to vote green. >> What purpose does the gentleman from Wake, representative Martin rise? >> To debate the bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr. speaker. Members I take the gentleman from Rutherford at his word that more candidates did turn out to run for office when the elections became partisan, but understand that he's making a quantity argument and what I think the people of North Carolina are really asking for is better quality, and I don't think they are at all asking for more partisan elections. There's no shortage of veterans out there but let me just say the declining registration numbers of both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party amongst the people of North Carolina, the only political party with a growing registration is no party. That tells me that the people of North Carolina are tired of our partisanship, they don't really wanna see it anywhere but I suspect that the least place they wanna see it is in our schools. Now the gentleman from, representative Jones who I've forgotten where he's from, my apologies sir, gentleman from Rockingham of course, of course, made the argument that this could create by moving the partisan elections, we'll reduce the scope of the elections where we'll have fewer candidates. But I'll point out the judicial elections that we just had yesterday where we had a large field of candidates, and regardless of party, the top two candidates advanced. There's nothing inherent in nonpartisan elections that means you're gonna have a large number of candidates in November. There's no shortage of ways to structure it so that when the voters go to the ballot in November, they're faced with only two candidates or however many candidates you wanna have. So in the end, ask yourself this question. How many of your constituents, not the folks that we see at Democratic men or Republican women, but are constituents that aren't that

involved in politics? The ones we see in church, the ones we see at work that we see in the park. How many of them do you actually think want us to make our elections more partisan? I can at least speak for my district and say very few. So I'll be voting against this bill. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaston, Representative Torbett, rise? >> To speak on the bill, Mr. Speaker. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. >> I've been sitting here for the last couple of days listening to the debate on this and if there was ever at least in my mind a bill that opposition to would be like rearranging the chairs on the Titanic's deck, this is it. It seems like because of the way people think about politics, whether it be red or blue, Representative or Democrat, that therefor the answer, the fix is to totally remove any recognition of one side of the other, and I would tell you it's exactly the opposite. It's not the system that's at fault here, ladies and gentlemen. It's the people in the system that's at fault. It's not the politics, it's the politicians. So what you're suggesting doing by removing the time-honored covenant of the people of the great state of United States for having a two party systems to removing that, you're bowing to fear, you're discounting the transparency when we preach often times and hear about how transparent to be now you're simply wanting to remove, you're wanting to keep that hidden. I choose to go the other battle I choose that we look on both parties internally and we fix the problems that plague what most people as my good friend from Wake suggested our signing up as zero party we addressed their issues, we defined their issues from the two party format that we have [INAUDIBLE] and honored the growth to become not simply trying to dismiss that somehow because even though all races could be none partisan you are still going to have a two party system. So in essence what does that tell you my friends, what does that tell you, how about readdressing the process fixing the process, working like men and women together collectively for the benefit of people and then we won't have to worry about partisan or not partisan, you will be at this current [INAUDIBLE] history either Republican, Democrat, or independent, and I think if we work hard towards the needs of the people that we hear from that the rest of us will just go away and that we can re-connect and we can re-earn the st least the service aspect for what we do for the people that we do serve, thank you very much Mr speaker, I'm gonna support the Bill. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Cabarrus represent the [UNKNOWN]? >> Can I ask representative Whitmire a question? And then speak on the Bill If I May? >> Does the gentleman from Transilvania yield to the gentleman from Cabarrus? >> I do. >> He yields. >> Thank sir. I just wanna clarify something. Did I hear you say that members of the school board were asking for this? >> No, the school board have not. They have made it very clear they don't like it. But again this is for the people not for the school board itself. >> Right. I heard you wrong. Okay, thank you. [CROSSTALK] The gentleman's recognized, to debate the bill. >> You know I'm against any elections being non-partisan, cuz to me it's like asking the local baptist church to vote on a new pastor and you don't tell them whether the candidates are Baptist or Buddhist. People wanna know those things. Representative Johnson's not in here right now but she might correct me if I'm wrong, but if I remember correctly even though we have nonpartisan school boards in Cabarrus County, I believe they are all registered Republicans that are on the school board. Seems that maybe democrats might like to have a partial relation to give them a chance maybe to get some democrats on there. I just feel like people want as much information as they can get . It would be nice if every voter had the opportunity or the will or whatever to find out everything there is to know about every candidate regardless of their political affiliation. But simple fact of the matter is not gonna do it, and party affiliation is important to a lot of voters they like to know of which party you belong to before they vote. And I just think instead of this concern about making it harder to run, we ought to be more concerned about whether it's harder for the voters to know what they want to know about their candidates. And I think making it a partisan election is a good idea wherever we are. So I support this. Thank you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Lee rise? Representative Reeve's rise. >> To debate the Bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the Bill. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. And I just say this. As having the honor of having the county that started off, I think we had one of the first boards of education that became partisan, had one of the first city councils that became partisan, I'll have to respectfully disagree with the term that says or the line of thought that says well if I make them declare their party,

then that tells me something about them. What I would like to think that as there are 120 of us that are in here that once I meet one person of a particular party, that doesn't mean I've met the rest of that party. I would like to think that if I meet one Republican, that doesn't mean that I now know how every single Republican thinks. I'd like to think that you think that if you meet one Democrat, that that doesn't represent everything about what I think and how I am. That's probably what people are sick of about politics, it's the thought process that you can take all of the people in this country, separate them into two halves, and if you belong to this half, then you must belong believe these things. If you belong to this half, you must believe these things. I always love to hear the discussion about guns. I got D behind my name, so I've obviously never seen a gun before even though I grew up in a house that had a gun in every room and I managed not to shoot anybody. But according to that thought process, that means that well, you've decided you're gonna be a democrat, so you don't know anything about guns. There are other things we're told we're not doing anything about so I think that's a little disingenuous. Boards of education, ultimately and judges, to me should be the most nonpartisan of everybody that we get because they don't have to deal with a lot of partisan issues. They have to deal with frankly, at a board of education, what's gonna be best for the children in that particular county. Our judges have to deal with what is gonna be best under the law. The best interpretation, not about what the mood of a particular party is. So I would just respectfully say I can appreciate those that might want to change all of our boards and elections to partisan. I think that if we're really serious about paying attention to what people want and feel, if people voting outside of their party for their president doesn't tell you something, then I really don't know what is. Because you've got two or three candidates right now who absolutely had no ties, that did not come up through the party system or anything of that sort in the traditional ways, they're considered outsiders. So again, I don't think making everything partisan that we can make partisan makes people get together, makes people listen to each other, makes people discuss ideas amongst themselves in a rational manner and that's what I would like to have them doing especially on my board of education when deciding whether my kids are getting educated, where they're educated and how they're educated. That's my two cent on it, that's my firm believe but I have a hard hard, hard, hard time believing that I could walk out of here in the rally and go find somebody and says I've got Google, I've got newspapers, I've got 24 hour TV, I've got Twitter, I've got Facebook but god knows I can't figure out who Daren Jackson is, I don't believe that's true anymore so I don't think the party system is fair. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from [INAUDIBLE] Representative [INAUDIBLE] rise. >> Since honorable representative will be here for a question. >> Does the gentleman from [INAUDIBLE] yield to the gentleman from Brunswick. >> Be more than happy to cuz I believe in discussion. >> Just curious in your comments representative Reeves did I hear you imply that the presidential election should be none partisan. >> No, I've implied that our voters are implying that it should be none partisan, so again thank you and I hope none of this gets used as some type of [INAUDIBLE] that I hate the president or I hate the presidential system, I know that's a temptation in our two parties system but I I'm just saying I don't think people want more partisanism thank you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Harnett Representative Louis rise. >> Speak briefly on the bill Mr speaker. >> The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. >> Mr speaker I think this issue has been discussed and explained to a sufficient degree that the members in this chamber are able to cast their vote may I be recognized for a motion. >> Just a moment does the gentleman from Jones truly wish to debate this bill, and the gentleman from Rockingham? The gentleman's time has expired the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1133 on its second reading those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 70 having voted in the affirmative and 42 in the negative, House Bill 1173 passes its second reading and will, without objection, be read a third time. >> The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Further discussion, further debate? >> Mr.

Speaker. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Guilford, Representative Blust, rise? >> To see if Representative Whitmire will yield for a question. >> Does the gentleman from Transylvania yield to the gentleman from Guilford? >> I do. >> He yields. >> Representative Whitmire, as I understand this bill, it makes the school board elections partisan meaning either Republican or Democrat. Now we had a large discussion here just now a long discussion. Like Rep Balckwood used to be I'm confused. Can you explain to me any more of what the difference is between a Republican and a Democrat? >> [LAUGH] >> Mr Speaker I think I have been given the green light to say about whatever I want to to answer that question. So stop me if I go astray. >> The gentleman is out of order. >> [LAUGH] >> The gentleman has the floor. >> Hey, in the simplest of terms this empowers voters to have a better understanding if all those fails, what their basic conservative liberal philosophies are. And Democrats, Republicans [UNKNOWN] unaffiliated all have access to that ballot. And presidents failing recently in my county where all five members of the board of education elected countywide in a commissioner race not too many years ago, we had an unaffiliated ho fairly easily - >> [CROSSTALK] >> Just a moment Representative Whitmire for what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland Rep Floyd rise? >> Inquire the chair. >> The gentleman may state his inquiry. >> Have we just voted on that bill Mr. speaker? >> [LAUGH] >> That was just the second reading, we're now from third so um. >> Representative Gill the chair is informed that the lady did not have her vote recorded last time, how does the lady wish to be recorded on the second reading? >> I would like to be recorded no in the second reading. >> Lady will record as having voted no in house bill 1133. The question for the house is the passage of house bill 1133. On its third reading those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed no. >> No. >> In the opinion of the chair the ayes have it. The ayes do have it. House bill 1133 passes its third reading and will be sent to the senate. For what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg, representative Bradford rise? >> Mr. Speaker a moment of personal privilege please. >> The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. >> I have a 3 O'clock deadline so this past weekend was the 2016 North Carolina Special Olympics, and I think many of you know that I have an intern here named Paul and Paul is with me today on the back row. Paul won three gold medals at the Special Olympics in weightlifting, bench pressing, he's very strong, he's my intern and my bodyguard at the same time and he also won in a gold medal for I think it's called deadlift and also the combination event. So Paul ran the table cuz he won a gold medal in every event, I think he's competed for five years and he now has 16 gold medals, so would you please stand and recognize Paul for three gold medals. >> [APPLAUSE] >> [BLANK_AUDIO] Congratulations Paul. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Madam clerk the chair directs conferees be appointed to house bill 1030. The clerk will read the list of confries/g [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Conferees for house bill 1030, representative Dollar, El Johnson, Lemberg, McGrady Prowley, Sane, Hagger, Lewis, Arp, Avalar, John Bill, Blackwill, Pose, Prowley, Liston, Albrown, Brian, Byrd, Cleaveland, Daughtry, Dickson, Dubson, Faircloth Hardester, Horne, Harley, Irler, Malone, Makeldif, Posneil, Ridel, Shepherd, Tine, Twogood, West, Zoka, Hastings, Sexer, Martin and Charisa [BLANK_AUDIO] Mr. Speaker. >> What purpose does the gentleman Guilford Representative Bost rise? >> May I be reflected as having voted yes on the motion not to concur on house bill 1030, I was in the chamber. >> The gentleman will be so recorded as having voted yes on the motion not to concur to house bill 1030.

For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham representative Hall rise? >> Inquiry to the chair. >> The gentleman may state his inquiry. >> Thank you Mr. chairman and I heard the list of conferees I didn't know if the names of the democratic members had been omitted from the role as I can hand up another list if it'd be necessary. >> Actually representative Blessing is a Democratic member, and the method to this to say the member will know these are the chairs of the committees and the sub committees. That's where this list was and the chairs of the committee on finance had revoted. Had we had everyone serve as a conferee who voted for the budget that would have been a hundred and something so conferees and so since this is budget adjustment we went to a more traditional approach and use the committee and subcommittee chairs approach. The chair by the way is representative Dollar and representatives Johnson, Lambeth, McGrady, Brody, Sam, Hager and Luis are all vice chairs. Senate will be so notified by a special messenger. House bill 949 the clerk will read. >> Representative Jordan, house bill 949, a bill to be entitled an act to require occupational licensing board to provide update contact information as recommended by the joint legislative administration procedure oversight committee and to file the [UNKNOWN] with the general assembly's legislative analysis division, General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Ash, Representative Jordan rise? >> To debate the bill. >> The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. >> In light of the last bill we debated, this is an administrative bill. The title told you everything. If you did not hear the house reader, house bill 949 requires every occupational licensing board that reports to the Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee to provide them the name and contact information of the individual responsible for filing required reports. And the rest of the bill simply makes corrections in the general statutes to accurately reflect the current name of the legislative analysis Division of the General Assembly. I stand ready for any questions if there are possibly any. >>Further discussion, further debate. If not, the question for the House is the passage of House Bill 9.49 on it's second reading. Those in favor will vote I. Those opposed will vote no. The court will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 115 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. House Bill 949 passes its second reading and will without objection. Be read a third time. >> General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Further discussion, further debate. If not the question before the house is the passage of House Bill 9.49 on it's third reading those in favor will say I. > I. > Those opposed no. The I's have it. House Bill 9.49 passes it's third reading and will be sent to the Senate. House Bill 1055 The clerk will read. >> Committee on the ethics House Bill 1055. [INAUDIBLE] Revisions on state government ethics act. [INAUDIBLE]. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Richmond, Representative Goodman rise. >> To debate the Bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the Bill. >> Thank you Mr speaker this bill is brought by the Ethics Committee and it makes various changes to the states ethic and [INAUDIBLE] including procedures for investigation of ethics violations by the state ethics commission and the legislative ethics committee. A lot of this bill is technical and clarifying I wanna highlight the Substantive changes and will be available for any questions. Under section one the current law generally anything the monetary value getting or received without valuable considerations is considered a gift to purposes of the gift ban. However gifts between extended family members are exempted from the gift ban, section one would add to the exclusions from the definition of the gift anything of value given and received between extended family members and campaign contributions that are properly reported under federal law. There's been a lot of discussion about what extended family as in the way he has explained to me is, what goes up and down the tree. It includes children, grandchildren, parents, grand parents, spouses of of children, spouse of parents. And it basically just we miss the reporting requirements from members of your extended family. for gifts . In section two, excuse me lets go ahead in section five and under current laws certain public servants who have submitted a statement of economic interest can be hired or appointed provisionally prior to submission of the ACC's evaluations statement. And of subject to this dismissal or removal by the ACC based on

that evaluation. Under current law those republican servants include university of North Carolina board of governors and community college presidents and financial officers [UNKNOWN] Section five will provide that all public servants except constitutional officers of the state and individual appointed as constitutional officers prior to taking office, may be hired or appointed provisionally. Prior to the commission's evaluation of the statement of economic interest. Section six, it clarifies and expands the disclosure requirements of statements of economic interests to include our public servants including those who serve or are seeking to serve as a legislator or judicial officer in your immediate families. And also as for the list of those items it must be disclosed star/g grants, star units and restrict stocks. Whether vested or invested as well as uni scholarships related to the following persons. Public service or position valued over $200. Section seven, within 30 days of the date of the statement of economic interests that is due to be filed, the ACC must notify any following person who is thought to file a complaint application. Currently the filing person has 30 days from the receipt of that notice to file or complete the statement. And the ACC must report any failure to file to the state bureau of investigation for investigation and possible referral to the district attorney for possible prosecution. Section seven which changed the time frame for filing to 30 days after the date of the notice, and require the SPI to forward a copy of this investigation to the Wake county district attorney. Section eight, currently the ACC must evaluate subsequently filed statements of economic interest every other year. Except for public servants listed on certain specified institutions whose statements must be evaluated annually. A public servant who simultaneously serves on more than one covert board may file a single statement without requiring reevaluation by the ACC during the biennium. Section eight would add metropolitan planning organisations, rural transportation planning organisations and the EC board of transportation to list of annual evaluation. And it eliminates the exception on public servants serving on multiple covert boards by requiring them to file a statement for each board. Section 10 clarifies that an epic liaison would be subject to the disciplinary action upon violation of the state ethics act. Section 19 makes changes to the statutes governing the investigatory procedures of the ACC including following. The changes trigger up to 10 days, the time frame within which the ACC must initiate an inquiry and send a copy of the complaint to the person who is the subject of complaint, from the date of the filing of the complaint to the date that ACC accepts the complaint. It increases the timeframe within which the SCC must complete an inquiry from a complaint, completely distance states, 30 different states after the acceptance of the complaint. Once the SCC completes it's inquiry, and initiates a probable cause investigation, it will no longer be required to [INAUDIBLE] individual who filed the complaint And if it determines to proceed with an investigation. However, the ICC will still be required to notify the person who is the subject of the complaint, and they'll now also have to notify the persons employing entity or appoint authority of an investigation and the allegations against the person. This specifies that the public servant who is the subject of an inquiry, and the [INAUDIBLE] that if the public servant who is the subject of an inquiry in the NCC, enter into a settlement of the allegation prior to a hearing. Once the settlement is approved by the SCC, the SCC will be required to provide written notice to the fact of the settlement to the individual who filed the complaint. The public servant who is subject of an inquiry and the public servants employing entity, or appointing authority. It would require the SCC upon finding substantial evidence of a violation of criminal law to refer the matter to the SPI which must investigate and forward a copy of the investigation to the district attorney. for possible prosecution. It allows the SCC staff to share related information and documents with the state and local authorities when referring a matter to the agency or authority and specifies that such records and document remain confidential and are not public records. In cases where the SCC has referred the matter to another entity the SCC would be able to recommend sanctions or issue warrants

at the request of the entity to which the matter was referred. It gives the SCC continued jurisdiction over a public servants or a legislative employee for one year following the date the individual ceased being a public servant. >> Mr. Speaker >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland Representative Floyd rise? >> To see if the bill sponsor will yield to a question? >> I yield. >> The gentleman from Cumberland does yield, the gentleman from Cumberland may state his question. >> I think we got it, the gist of the deal Mr. Speaker. >> [LAUGH] >> May I respond? Almost through I think that is the last section if Representative Floyd waited about 10 more seconds, he wouldn't have needed to get up. Those are substantive parts of the bill and I'd be available for any question. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Henderson, Representative McGrady arise? >> To send forth an amendment. >> The gentleman is recognized to send forth amendment the Clerk will read. >> Representative McGrady moves to amend the bill on page 4 line 13 through 16 and on lines 21 through 23 by removing the relining of those lines. >> The gentleman has the floor to explain the amendment. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. The amendment is in two parts, the lines 11 through 20 of the amendment Is an amendment that was discussed in committee yesterday. The intention was to inquire the following statement of the economic interest if you're on more than let's say one ward, you have to do this ward. The first time you joined that second board you have to file one so that they can check to see if there's any conflict of interest but thereafter you only have to file one statement of economic interest and the way it was drafted in the bill, it was conceded it didn't do that. And so the language there on 11 to 20 is the discussion we had in the committee yesterday. The language from one to ten is language that the staff has added to deal with a drafting error, and they asked to simply add it to my amendment to make it easier to go forward. So I think this is non-controversial. We talked about it in committee. I indicated I'd get it cleaned up by the time we came to the floor, and I'd ask for your support for the amendment. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Richmond, Representative Goodman, rise? >> Mr. Speaker, the bill cosponsors agree with the amendment. >> Members, we are on the amendment. The lights that are illuminated, do you wish to speak on the amendment or on the bill? [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Further discussion, further debate on the amendment sent forth by the gentleman from Henderson? Seeing none, the question before the house is the adoption of the amendment sent forth by gentleman from Henderson. Those favoring adoption will vote aye. Those opposed will vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote with 113 voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. The amendment is adopted. For what purpose does the gentleman from Rutherford, Rep Hager arise? >> To see if the bill sponsor will yield for a question. >> Will the gentleman from Richmond yield to the gentleman from Rutherford? >> I yield. >. He yields. >> [INAUDIBLE] Looking at the first part where you talked about the family members, well this could right now tell my daughter who is a liaison that she has to buy me a Fathers' Day present? >> Good luck with that. >> And for what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Martin arise? >> To see if the bill sponsor would yield to a question. >> Would the gentleman form Richmond yield to the gentleman form Wake? >> Gladly. >> He yields. >> Thank you Mr Speaker. My question for the bill sponsor is, with regards to the definition of extended family, would it be accurate to say that that definition would include parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, their spouses but would not include aunts and uncles and cousins. >> There is no definition in the bill on what extended family is, I think there is a definition of extended family in the statutes

already and I would suggest that would be the way to go on what's extended family. >> Follow up Mr. Speaker? >> Would the gentleman from Richmond yield to an additional question? >> I yield. >> He yields. >> Thank you Mr Speaker. Thank you Rep Goodman. Just so to be clear the definition of the extended family that's already in our ethics statute, that is the definition that would still apply to who now does and doesn't have to disclose a gift. >> That's correct. >> Thank you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Stam rise? >> To speak on the bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. >> Members of the house, just to remind us, since 2006 we've had, especially in 2006 several ethics bills and all of them had been completely by partisan and virtually unanimous and I would hope that we would continue that today, it's made our system of ethics much much better that it has not been a partisan issue. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from [INAUDIBLE] >> Question for representative Goodman, was the gentleman from Richmond yield to the gentleman from Wilkes/g? >> I think Wilkes. >> Thank you. In section two it changes where it says conduct inquiries and changes it to and investigations. And then conduct inquiries, investigation and hearings, can you explain to me the difference between the level of an inquiry and it moving into an investigation. What is the difference there? >> I cannot but I will talk to staff and get you an answer on that. I do not know what the difference is off the top of my head but I'll get you an answer for it. >> Can I have an additional question? >> Will the gentleman yield to an additional question? >> Yes. >> He yields. >> Okay. According to the extent of what an investigation is, does the commission currently have the capabilities of doing something of that nature? Because to me that would seem like that could move into the area of law enforcement, judicial system etc, and it expands the powers to not only inquiries and investigations but also hearings. >> Well, again I wanna get you a clarification, but I think that is pretty much been the case, and I don't know the definition difference of those two things. So let me refer to staff. They're on the floor, and I'll get right back. >> Thank you. >> Further discussion, further debate on house bill 1055. Seeing none, the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1055 on its second reading. Those favoring passage will vote I, those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. With 110 voting in the affirmative and four in the negative. House Bill 1055 has passed it's second reading. And will- >> Object. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Remain on the calendar. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Which member lodged the objection? The gentleman from Guilford for what purpose does the gentleman from Onslow, Rep Shepard arise? >> Mr Chair I accidentally hit the wrong button. I would like to be recorded as voting yes on that. Thank you. >> The gentleman from Onslow will be recorded as having voted I on the second reading of house bill 1055. For what purpose does the gentleman from Cabarrus, Rep Pittman arise? >> I just want to clarify that the reason I voted no was because I'm not against the bill- >> Representative. >> For the rules, there's no mechanism that exists to explain the way a member has voted outside outside the perimeters of the debate. So the chair is going to- >> Okay. >> Ask the gentleman to be seated. [BLANK_AUDIO] House Bill 129, the Clerk will read. >>Representatives Elmore, Browbick and Jones, House Bill 1129 appear to be intact with require that canvassing votes where lectured, counter board of elections use the same time frame for all the elections. General Simmons in now inclining next. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Wilkes Representative Elmore rise? >> To explain the bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill.

>> This is a very simplistic bill, my local board of elections talked to me about this issue and said it had been discussed by other local boards in the region. All this does is changes the statue of language. Right now for them to give us the votes, there's a difference between the primary and the general. The general that would have ten days and the premiere that have seven days. In some counties you have a higher voter turn out in premiere than you even do in general elections and there were around 30 local boards of elections that had the file for extensions this past time o get their canvasing done, Hopefully this change will help eliminate or at least lessen those extensions. So I ask for your support of the bill and I'm taking questions if anyone has one. Further discussion for the debate, if not the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1129 on its second reading, those favoring passes will vote I, those opposed will vote No, the clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote with 112 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative house bill 1129 has passed its second reading and will without objection be read a third time. >> General assembly [INAUDIBLE] >> Further discussion further debate on house bill 1129, seeing none the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1129 on its third reading, those favoring passage will say aye, those opposed will say No, any of the chair the ayes have it and house bill 1129 has passed it's third reading and will be sent to the Senate. For what purpose does the gentleman from Brunswick representative Eiler rise. >> Be accorded this voting aye I was in the chamber. That was on the last vote, the gentleman from Brunswick will be recorded as having voted aye. >> Senate bill 160, the clerk will read. >> Senators Lee, Brown and Cook senator bill 160, a bill to be entitled an act to adopt [INAUDIBLE] the town of Warsaw as the general states [UNKNOWN] The general assembly of North Carolina next. >> The gentleman form Duplin has the floor to explain the bill. >> Thank you Mr Speaker and members of the general assembly. The town of Warsaw this year will celebrate for 96 consecutive years, their veterans parade. We think that that is a remarkable accomplishment. The folks in Warsaw have asked me to ask the general assembly if they would declare this the official North Carolina veterans day parade. No one else has asked for this an we believe that 96 years of effort is worthy of having that distinction. I'll be glad to answer any questions that you might have. [BLANK_AUDIO] For purposes of the general from the Wake Representative Pendleton arise? >> to debate in the bill. >> the gentleman has the floor to the debate bill. >> I believe that this is gonna infuriate all of your communities back home. I would prefer Warsaw get a resolution and our support but to pick them as the official veterans day parade in your community as the veterans organizations are not gonna be happy. Thank you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Rep Stam arise? >> To speak on the bill. >> The gentleman has supported to bait the bill. >> I supported and I'm thankful to the Warsaw for having it. I believe I matched in that parade in 1969, 47 years ago. And this being [LAUGH] a place for hogs and chicken are very prevalent, is that correct Representative Dickson? >> We made a request that we match ahead of the chickens. >> [LAUGH] >>> For what purpose does the gentleman from Cleveland Representative Specially arise? >> To speak on the bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. Any veteran that doesn't support this after 95 years is not thinking

straight. I've seen towns that had parades and parades gone by the waste side and they'll start up again then some of them will go by the waste side. 95 continuous year is something worth celebrating and certainly North Carolina should be proud of that. I fully support this bill and I hope you do. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Onslow Representative Shepard arise? >> To ask the bill sponsor a question or Representative Dixon. >> Will the gentleman from Duplin yield to the gentleman from Onslow? >> Yes sir. >> He yields. >> Representative Dixon I believe this is one of the few that has the actual parade on Veterans Day also, isn't it? >> Yes Sir. >> That's my question. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Sampson, Rep Bell arise? >> To speak on the bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. >> Warsaw is in my area and I have not been living there for 96 years but pretty close and we've had the parade all of my life and its certain we've always looked forward to. So I ask you to please support this. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Further discussion, further debate on the House Committee Substitute for Senate bill 160. Seeing none, the question before the house is the passage of the House Committee substitute for Senate bill 160 on it's second reading. Those favoring passage will vote aye, those opposed will vote no. The court will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote with 111 having voted in the affirmative and 3 in the negative. The House Committee substitute for Senate bill 160 has passed it's second reading and will without objection be read a third time. >> [INAUDIBLE] >> Further discussion for the debate. I see another question before the House is the passage of House Committee substitute for Senate bill 160 on its third reading. Those favoring passage will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed will say no, the opinion of the chair is the ayes have it, the ayes do have it and the House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 160 has passed it's third reading and will be returned to the Senate. Members upon motion of Representative Dickson and Representative Vale, the Chair is pleased to extend the courtesy of the gallery, two guests from the town of Warsaw. They include Earl Sears [INAUDIBLE] mispronounced the name, Shawn Condor and Peg Donn/g if you're in the alley would you stand and let us welcome you please. >> [APPLAUSE] >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg Representative Moore rise. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> For a more personal approach Mr. Speaker. >> The gentleman has the floor and may speak up to three minutes to a point of personal privilege. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Just very quickly I wanted to bring attention to the members of the body, the passing of a great American, a great humanitarian and his memorial is this Friday. So we're having some type of revolution built up for him. We'll talk about that later but I just wanted to have a cap on his behalf before we get out of here, we really needed to have a chance this week. And that person is the greatest of all time. Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali was more than a heavyweight fighter. He was a transcending individual who'd left his mark indelibly upon our society and our world irregardless of race or religion. He was a man for his times, he was one of the most influential people of the 20th Century . He was someone that I highly respected growing up in Wilmington and just seeing his elegance in the ring and his articulacy inside the ring and how he fought for all rights of all people. And how he transformed from being Cassius Clay to Mohammad Ali into being just the greatest. And so on this particular day I just wanna advocate and bring to you a remembrance, the legend, the memory, and the man that was Mohammed Ali. So thank you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Cabarrus representative Pittman arise? >> Mr. Speaker I'd like to change my vote on house bill 1055 to aye. >> The gentleman will be recorded as having voted aye on the second

reading of house bill 1055. For what purpose does the gentleman from Pitt Representative Murphy arise? >> To speak to appoint a personal privilege. >> The gentleman has the floor he may speak up to three minutes to a point of personal privilege. >> Thank you Mr. speaker. The six committees, six communities this morning rather were recognized as a great places in North Carolina as part of a 2016 great places awards program. These This recognition goes to communities that have either had a local aggressive movement in their town or a local renovation or revitalization one of which was Pitt county. And Pitt county received the award really as the first county in the state for it's county home complex and as a great place for nutrition health and great leaving. So I salute my home county as a the county of Pitt and ask that you would also, thank you. >> Mr. Speaker. >> For what purpose does the lady from Surry representative Stevens arise? >> See the gentleman will [INAUDIBLE] for a question. >> Will the gentleman from Pitt yield to the lady from Surry? >> I'm sure that representative is used to this, no. >> [LAUGH] >> Members the chair intends to recognize those that are seeking recognition the chair would remind the body that we still have eight bills to go through. >> [LAUGH] >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Cabarrus representative Pittman arise? >> [INAUDIBLE] >> House bill 1037, the Clark will read. >> Representative Sam house bill 1037, a bill to [INAUDIBLE] an act to authorize the Vinton and Lincoln county airport Authority to enter into certain contracts for a period of greater than 25 years to make tentative corrections to selected laws related to airport authority and transfer the former DV County Correctional Center property to the daily county board of commissioners. General Simmons now inclining next. >> The gentle man from Lincoln has the floor to explain the Bill. Thank you Mr. Speaker. My motion is to concur, the senate took our local airport bill that we passed in the house with no problem and added a component for Davie County, I've spoken to representative Howard, she said that this was a good addition to the bill, I just urge that you all vote with me to concur with the senates changes. >> Further discussion, further debate? Seeing none the question before the house is the motion to concur with the city committee substitute for house bill 1037. Those favoring passage will vote aye, those oppose will vote no the clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote with 110 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative the motion to concur is adopted and the bill is ordered enrolled. [BLANK_AUDIO] House joint resolution 1147 the clerk will read. >> Representative Daughtry, House joint resolution 1147 a joint resolution providing for the confirmation of [INAUDIBLE] as special, superior, court judge, the house resolved Senate concurred. >> The gentleman from Johnston Representative Daughtry is recognized to explain the bill. >> Thank you Mr speaker, this resolution is brought to you because our governor has nominated James L Gale for our business court, we have been blessed in this state to have a business court that is one of the finest in the country it may be the finest in the country and the reason for that is because the number of outstanding judges that sit on this very complex court, Judge Gale is the Chief Judge and has been serving on that court since 2011, he has an excellent pedigree, he practiced law in Riley, I think 30 years when the very pressed teachers law firm, he is a highly recommended by our Chief Justice and I'm delighted to bring his name today in front of you for confirmation and I urge you to vote in favor of the resolution. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg Representative Bishop arise. >> To speak to the resolution. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the resolution. >> Thank you Mr speaker. I'd like to add my recommendation of Judge Gale as well, he's rendered outstanding service as a business court judge in [INAUDIBLE] business court judge, I'm a frequent flier and that court is one of the

judges described me I looked yesterday and I have appeared in 21 cases before the business court since 2000. We aspire for all judges to be excellent at what they do. Judge Gale is one who is. There's a combination of factors I think for someone who aspires to be an excellent judge particularly in that court. They have to have subject matter knowledge they have to have a very strong work ethic. They should have a proper judicial demeanor. And they need to be decisive. Judge Gale is all those things and I cannot recommend him highly enough. And I will say that that business court that this body set out a number of years ago to create and has improved for the purpose of part of the efforts of this body to improve the business crime in North Carolina has certainly been very successful. That bench, the business court bench, when we finish confirming the judges that are pending for that including Judge Gale and with the other personnel on that bench is really the finest bench on any court I've ever been before in my carrier, federal or state. And so I commend Judge Gale too very highly. >> Further discussion, further debate. If not the question before the house is passage of house joint resolution 1147 but on it's second reading. Those all for the passage will vote I. Those who oppose or vote no, the clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote with 115 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, house joint resolution 1147 has passed it's second reading and will without objection be read a third time. >> General assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Further discussion, further debate. if not the question before the house is passage of joint resolution 1147 on it's third reading. Those favoring passage will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed will say no. Opinion of the chair the ayes have it and house joint resolution 1147 has passed it's third reading and will be sent to the senate. >> House bill bill 1145, the clerk will read. >> Rep Jones, house bill 1145 a bill to be entitled an act to be entitled an act to disapprove the general anesthesia for sedation definition rules and certain related rules adopted in North Carolina board of general examiners and to direct the North Carolina board of general examiners not to enforce certain rules. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Representative Jones, the Chair is going to displace this Bill for just this moment. Messages from the Senate, the clerk will read. >> Senate joint resolution, 892, First Edition for Joint Resolution and Honoring the Life and Memory of John Hose Ocur, the third former member of general assembly. [BLANK_AUDIO] It is the Chairs intent to add this to today's calendar for immediate consideration. Is there objection to adding this memorial resolution to today's calendar. Seeing none so ordered. The Bill is added to the calendar, the Clerk will read. >> Senator D Davis and Craik, Fredra on resolution 892 adjourned resolution on honor of life and member of John Hosea Ocur, the third, former member of the general assembly. The Senate resolved House concurring. >> The gentleman from Wayne, Representative Bill is recognized to debate the resolution. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. I ask that the resolution be read in it's entirety please. >> The Clerk will read the resolution in it's entirety. >> The joint resolution honored the life and memory of John Hosea Curr, the third former member of General Assembly, where as J. H. Conner third was born on February 28Th, 1936 in River Virginia to J. H. Curr Junior and Murry Hitten Due Curr and where as J. H. Carter Third grow up in Warrington North Carolina, graduating from John Graham High School in 1954 and where as J. H. Carter Third earned a Bachelors Degree from the University of Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1958 where he was a member of the five beta caper and awarded a juris doctorate in honors from the university school of law in 1961 where he was a member of the law review and order of course and whereas John H. Kerr the third proudly served this country as a member of the North Carolina national guard from 1954 to 1960 to achieve in the rank of sergeant and whereas after law school John H. Kerr the third and his wife Sandra Moore Egerton Kerr moved to her hometown of Goldsboro, where they practiced law for over 50 years primarily in the areas of Civil and Corporate Law. And served in various leadership capacities for The Bar Association

in Wayne County, the eighth Judicial District in the state. And where following a family tradition of public service John H. Kerr III served with honor and distinction in the general assembly serving as a member of the house of representatives from 1987 to 1992 and as a member of the senate for 1993 to 2006 and whereas while in the senate John H. kerr III makes significant top contributions, co chair of the finance and revenue law study committees, vice chair of the select committee of Homeland security and emergency management in military affairs and as a member of the several committees including the appropriation of based budget, appropriations on health and human services judiciary II two opportunities in east economic growth in North Carolina in ways an means. And where is John H Kerr III is a member of the Jay Seans and Water Club in Sirk/g in Minneapolis including Wayne County Public Library, Wayne Memorial Building, Mount Olive College Foundation, Boys and Girls club of Waco, North Carolina National Bank Southern National Bank and Proce Bacon and Trust. And where John H Kerr III received numerous awards and recognition during his lifetime, including being named boss of the year by the Goldsboro Chartered Chapter of the American Business Women in 1978, and received the most caps in American Distinguished Citizen in 2008, for noteworthy and extraordinary leadership in this community. And whereas in his long and distinguished career, John H Kerr III earned and respect affection of his peers and colleagues for his courage and candor, vigor and determination, keen intelligence and enthusiasm which he gave all his endeavors. And whereas John H Kerr III towered over many of us with his physical height, but never looked down on others. He worked to uplift and encourage people and was especially proud to represent his district and spoke proudly of his constituents in Wayne County as he worked on issues in the General Assembly. And whereas in his spare time John H Kerr III enjoyed spending tome with his family playing golf, hunting and attending athletic events at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. And whereas John H Kerr III was an active member of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Goldsboro. And where John H Kerr III died on May 24, 2015 after a distinguished life of public service in which John H Kerr III is survived by his wife Sandra Egerton Kerr, two sons John Hosea Kerr IV and James Yantsey/g Kerr II,. Four grandchildren John Hosea Kerr V, Isabel Segrey/g Kerr, James Yantsey Kerr III, and Hellen Hellen Egerton Kerr. Now therefore be it resolved by the Senate, The House of Representatives concurring. Section one, the General Assembly honors the memory of John H Kerr III, and expresses its appreciation for his long and distinguished career as a lawyer and legislator. For his civic and political leadership. Section two, the General Assembly of North Carolina extends it's deep and sincere sympathy to the members of the family of John H Kerr III who are also the beloved family members. Section three the sector of state certified copy of this resolution to the family of John H Kerr III. Section four, this resolution is effective upon ratification. >> The general for Wayne is recognized to debate the resolution. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. First of all I wanna thank Senator Davis and Senator Page for bringing this resolution forward. And I wanna start of by thanking The Kerr family. Thank you for supporting Senator Kerr and his many years of service to my home county and our state. Our state is truly a better place because of his service and I truly mean that. You will note that my father was a highway maintenance Engineer at the DOT in Wayne county. So I got a chance to meet a number of our local elected officials including Senator Kerr. I remember hearing may times going up Senator Kerr and my dad fussing on the phone, and you know this, whether we should have a stop light at Walnut creek or not. And it was funny because it always happened every two years. Election year he would say and they would go back and forth. To this day there is o stop light at Walnut creek so you can get to the beach faster on highway 70. Years later I joined the [UNKNOWN] club where Senator Kerr had been a long time member. There were vacational visits that our community always made sure that I was in Senator Kerr and it had to be John T Bee's/g group because it was so entertaining. You'd always end up laughing and Senator Kerr never followed the rules. I remember distinctly when Tory and Cooper [INAUDIBLE] They made it very clear, for our own safety, o not cross the yellow line. I think that the Senator Kerr crossed to your line 15 to 20 times shaking hands and giving high fives. Even though he had retired from the general assembly he was still politicking all the way to through the trip and I enjoyed watching that as you gave high fives to the workers on the lines. A couple of months before he passed I had a meeting in a nursing facility where he was receiving care. During the meeting I heard a loud voice and I quickly turned my head.

The director said, you know who that is? I said it's Senator Kerr, sounds like he's still politicking and she said, he sure is. She said last week he organized the staff and told them he would do everything he can to fight to give them a raise. >>[LAUGH] >> That's the Senator Kerr that I remember. >> [LAUGH] >> That's the Senator Kerr that I grew up knowing. And that's the Senator Kerr that I always will remember. He was always fighting to make our community, our region and our state better. And we are forever grateful to his service. Mr. speaker I commend the resolution. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham Representative Lukie arise. >> To speak on the resolution. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the resolution, thank you Mr speaker and members of the house it was my pleasure and honor to work with Senator Kerr on both the finance committees and the [INAUDIBLE] study commission, he of course he was the chair for Senate Finance I was the chair of House Finance and for 12 years we worked together as co-chair of the Revenue Laws Study Committee. And I can say thinking about Senator Kerr David I've never met a kinder member of this general assembly than Senator Kerr, he just always cared about people, he had his agenda as Representative Vale said he had things he cared a great deal about but he was always open to ideas he would listen even if he disagreed he would Give a counter point, he loved to go back and fourth and I remember his office up there on the fifth floor or 544 you see it to the right now. If you are looking if you are in the audience and you are looking up to the right and he would always say come on in here to my table and let's just sit and hash out this issues. And it will be that kind of very cordial conversation even though we didn't always agree on every point that we agreed on many more points that people might think, we agreed on a lot and it was just such a pleasure for me I was to think about Senator Carr and thinking about the work that we had to do. One of the examples I like to offer is just how when he got on an idea it was his idea that he would just work to the end. And that was when he thought the dealer plates were being abused, you know those dealer plates and he worked it through so that that legislation was changed so that no longer could dealer just be used everywhere and he always would say, it's just not right. I go to a Carolina football game and there're so many of these dealer plates. Clearly dealers are not following the rules here. And by God, we're gonna fix this. So it will not happen any longer and so we changed the law. And it was really based on his observation and his feeling it was just wrong. And he had a real sense of justice and I always felt like he represented his District extremely well, and extremely fairly regardless of people's income, race. That Senator John Carl was someone who cared about people. And he was just to much enjoyment for me. We didn't necessarily, sometimes disagreed. But it was just so nice to realize that you could come in and talk at Revenue laws or in Finance or regarding House Senate meetings that you had John Carl to look forward to spending with. And members I commend the resolution to you and pleased the family can be here. to have Senator Carl so honored. Thank you. >> What purpose does the gentleman from Cabarrus Representative Pitman >> To speak on resolution. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the resolution. >> I think it's wonderful that we honor people who do this kinda service for the people of this state. And those of us who work in Legislation know very well that that you can't do this job much less all the other wonderful things that Senator Carl did without support of your family. So I think we do definitely owe them a word of thanks for their support for what he did in all this wonderful ways. But as an Alumnus of Maynooth college I wanna say a particular word of thanks for their support for Maynooth college foundation. It was only a Junior College at the time I was there. It was a wonderful two years of my life, and it had something to do with me marrying the best girl in Maynooth. But we're pleased that you could be here and we honor his memory and thank you for your support of him. >> The gentleman from Samson Representative Bail is recognized to debate the resolution. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. It was my honor and pleasure to work with Senator Carl for several years. I met him when I first joined the Wayne County delegation in 2001. And he was someone that you would never forget if you met him. In Wayne county we always meet with the different groups around and they would question you about what's going on in the legislation

everything. And we always would say, let Senator Carl go first. And if he would go first we never had to say anything after that cuz he would definitely cover all the issues. He was like a walking encyclopedia when it came to dealing with knowledge about Wayne county and what was going on there and the general assembly. And he never would let you forget that, and when I got here he told me about the bills and everything that he had probably wanted to run in the house. He would contact [INAUDIBLE] when this gets to the floor you take this one. And he would tell me what to do about it. So he was a great man and he always wanted to get those votes fixed we could have a shortcut for morality to [UNKNOWN] and he has that now. So sometimes whenever I go to that [INAUDIBLE] And so he was a great man and he was a good friend of mine. And I commend the resolution opinion. >> The gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Richardson is recognized to debate the resolution. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. Members one of the great privileges of coming back to this wonderful body after being gone for 20 years is you realize that each day here is precious. And one of the reasons that each day here is precious is you get to meet extraordinary men and women and one of those men that I had the privilege of getting to know was Senator Kerr, incredible man and I think when you look here there's two lessons we can pick up from Senator Kerr's example of public service. Note that both sides of the aisle are saying wonderful praises about this man and that's because he had a sense of fairness and a sense of kindness and courtesy about him that he reached over on both sides of the aisle and talked to everyone and everyone's opinion that mattered to him. The other thing I would say about Senator Kerr is I really regret that we didn't do this resolution on the anniversary of D Day because there is not a senator or representative that loved veterans like Senator Kerr did. In the early 90's, this state even though it had the seventh largest veterans population, did not have a single veterans nursing home in the state and that man personally took it upon himself to ensure that this state began to commit to having veterans nursing homes all across the state. And on behalf of the community that has a large number of veterans I want to personally thank the Carl family for his service and what he did for veterans thank you. The gentleman from Duplin, Representative Dixon is recognized to debate the resolution? >> To debate the resolution. >> The gentleman has the floor. >> Thank you Mr Speaker. I had limited contact with Senator Kerr in a certain way as far as personal contact is concerned. However I associated much of my life with people who had direct contact with him. He was a friend to a lot of different people. I would just like to say to his family today that I appreciate the friend that I culture that Sen Kerr was. Sen Kerr is a gentleman. And I use the term is intentionally rather than the term was. Because a person that lives their lives in the manner that Sen Kerr did leaves a legacy that does not rust with moth or corrode with other things. Carries with him into the eternities a vital record of how he treated his fellow man. Senator Kerr was a gentle man and I commend the resolution to you. >> The gentleman from Gilford Representative Blust is recognized to the debate the resolution. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker and members. I had the pleasure of serving with Senator Kerr for my term and a half in this Senate he was the finance coach here along with Senator David David Hoel and so a lot of what I learned about committees

and how they operate came from Senator Kerr and one thing I did always admire was he made sure to let all sides of an issue be heard when something was before the committee and I think that's an important function we have because there's winners and losers in the legislative battles and the people that lose can lick their wounds a little more effectively when they think at least the process was fair and we got to speak our peace and the Senate in those days I'm not as aware now as I was then having been in but it was a very cordial and collegial body of course we've talked about [INAUDIBLE] earlier today, of course it was pardison, there're were two sides my first short session it was only 26, 24 Democrats to Republicans so there were a lot of close votes but there was partisanship but without the sets of bitterness that seems to be so deep inside now on some of the issues and really in this chamber more than the other, I was very surprised to get in this chamber and see how different it was from the Senate but people like John Kerr made it that way there were a lot of Senators like him that had a great sense of humor and you would have a lot of fun even in bitter partisan type debates there was a lot of humor and Senator Kerr just had a way, I don't even know if it was on purpose, but [LAUGH] he could be talking on an issue and say just some of the funniest things almost accidentally. I wish I had some recordings of him, but it would crack up the entire body and everybody looked, did he really just say that? So he was a lot of fun to serve with, he was very, very intelligent, very knowledgeable on the issues. The only thing I can remember specifically for some reason he did not ever want transfer on death of security. and I cannot remember what his rational was, but that did not pass the legislature until he was gone. But he was a lot of fun to serve with a good man, intelligent and very good, warm natured and it was a pleasure to serve with him. >> The gentleman from Johnston, representative Daughtry is recognized to debate the resolution. >> Thank you very much Mr. Speaker. I served with John Carl for many years and he was a great friend of mine, his grandfather served in the United States congress back in the 30's when times were so bad during the depression and farmers could take their debacle to the market and maybe get three cents a pound, or maybe nothing and his grandfather literally wrote the allotment bill that saved the debacle or made the debacle program and saved the farmers and John Carl was proud of his lineage and in addition he's a fine family man. He and [INAUDIBLE] were great friends of mine. His son John is a great lobbyist down here and I'm deeply moved by what he meant to me and many others. As you've heard he was a friendly guys and I miss him to this day and I commend the resolution to you. >> Further discussion, further debate. If not the question before the house is the passage of senate joint resolution 892 on its second reading. Those favoring passage will vote aye, those oppose will vote no the clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] BLANK_AUDIO] The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote with 116 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. Senate Joint Resolution 892 has passed its Second Reading and will without objection be read the third time. >> The senate resolved, the house concur. >> Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the house is it passes as Senate Joint Resolution 892 on its third reading, those favoring passes will say Aye >> Aye >> Those opposed will say No. Depending on the Chair, the ayes have it and the Senate Joint Resolution 892 has passed it's reading and will be enrolled. Members on behalf of all the members of the house, the chair is

happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to the family of former senator John H Kerr III, his wife Ms Sandra Kerr, his son John H Kerr IV [BLANK_AUDIO] Also former senator Kerr legislative assisted Evelyne Hatsle and other guest are in the gallery, would you join me in welcoming them. >> [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO]. We will now We'll now returned to House Bill 11.45. Bill is in front of the house on second reading. Further discussion, Further debate. What purpose does the gentleman form Rockingham, Representative Jones rise? >> To debate the Bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the Bill. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. Before I briefly explain House Bill 11.45 I would like to take a moment and maybe digress a little bit humorously. But before you, Mr. Speaker introduced me, as the gentleman from Jones earlier today. And before that my gentleman from Wake displaced me a bit. So I just wanna kind of re-introduce myself to the body here. My name is Jones. Jones county is down in the eastern part of the state, represented by Representative Mickel Raft/g. I hail from Rockingham, and the city of Rockingham is about two hours south in Richmond County and is represented by Representative Goodman. So with that said, there will be a test later. Humor aside. Let's go to House Bill 11.45. First let me just say, as I said this morning in the health committee, although the short title is Disapproved Dental Examiners Rule, I want for you to know that this Bill was written with the advice and consent of the council of both the North Carolina Board Of Dental Examiners and the North Carolina Dental Society and it has their support and approval is not a controversial bill I know of no opposition, it is addressing a problem and basically giving the Board of Dental Examiners the opportunity to go back and clarify the rules. Briefly I would just tell you so that you know what it is about, the State Board of Dental Examiners submitted some proposed real changes to the North Carolina review commission in late 2015, it included some ways to enhance training methods to respond to medical emergencies and to clarify the parameters for patients selections for various techniques of general anesthetization sedation, however there were identified some problems in particular with the definitions section of those rules and because of that it resulted in a number of the roles being affected because they were affected by the definitions and so this is just giving the Board of Dental Examiners, the opportunity to go back clarify those definitions. And I do want to commend some of our House Members. I've heard from some of the dentists in the state that heard from their members wanting to know if the dentists were in favor of this. If the North Carolina Dental Society was in favor of that and they assured them that it was. But I commend the members that checked with their dentists about that. But ladies and gentlemen, that said I would appreciate you to vote green on the Bill. Thank you. >> [BLANK_AUDIO] Further discussion, further debate. If not the question for the house is the passage of House Bill 11.45 on it;s second reading. Those in favor will vote aye. Those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] Representative Hunter on the floor. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 115 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. House Bill 11.45 Passed its second reading. And will, without objection be read a third time. >> General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Further discussion, further debate, if not the question before the House is the passage of House Bill 11.45 on it's third reading. Those in favor will say Aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed will say no. The aye's have it. House Bill 11.45 passes it's third reading and will be sent to the senate by a special messenger. House Bill 1060, the clerk will read. >> Representative Brian,

House Bill 1060 availed to the entire [UNKNOWN] formed to the compare propagation of the uniform commercial code this states law according to the satisfaction or dispute or debt through the tendering and negotiable instrument full payment of the debt and recommended by the General Statutes Commission. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> What purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg, Representative Brian, rise? >> To speak to the bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We have three bills that we moved out of J IV today. All of them came out unanimously and they're all from the General Statutes Commission, which you may or may not be aware is generally tasked with reviewing our uniform laws, and either adopting some or bringing North Carolina to line with some of the uniform laws out there. This is a conforming change to our [UNKNOWN] satisfaction laws 48 other states already have this language I will give you the quick description, the UCC in present North County law already provide that a debtor can settle a debt in good faith by sending a person or a company a check mark paid in full, or similar language making it clear the check is being tendered in full satisfaction. There's two small exceptions in the UCC to that. Only one of them is presently in North Carolina Law, That's requiring the designation of a particular dress. The second one which North Carolina does not have and this Bill adds, provides that for a creditor who is not designated a specific location to send the bill. They have 90 days to return or to repay the debtor the amount that they tendered in full satisfaction and re-instate the debt. And this is largely for the benefit, because there's a lot of automated check processing and so if someone just marks on their check payment in full and it goes to check processing department and gets deposited in the bank there'd be no opportunity for that lender in that case, or that creditor to actually object to that payment in full. This gives them a 90 day period. If they don't do it within that then the the debt is satisfied, I ask you to vote green, thank you. >> Further discussion further debate, if not the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1060 on it's second reading, those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no, the Clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 115 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, house bill 1060 passes in it's second reading and will without objection be read third time. >> General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Further discussion, further debate, if not the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1060 on it's third reading, those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed no, the ayes have it. House bill 1060 passes it's third reading and will be will be sent to the senate. House bill 1062, the clerk will read. >> Representative Brian house bill 162, a bill to bring title and act to enact the revised uniform fiduciary access to digital access act that may conform to the recommended by the of general statues commission. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg Representative Brian rise? >> To speak to the bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker, my seat mate has encouraged me to be even shorter in this one, see if I can try that by giving you a brief amount of information. This basically adapts the revised uniform fidiciary access to digital assets act. Basically this is a process it helps allows the fiduciary to gain access to digital assets from a custodian, you can imagine from bank accounts, sort of online, Facebook accounts, any kind of access if someone dies or needs to be a process in place this basically adopts that process Process and I urge you to vote green. >> Further discussion or further debate. If not the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1062 on its second reading. Those in favor of it aye, those who oppose of it no the clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The court will lock the machine and record the vote. 116 having voted on the affirmative and none in the negative house bill 1062 passes it's second reading and will without objection be read a third time.

>> General assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Further discussion further debate? If not is the passage of the house bill 1062 on it's third reading those in favor will say aye. > Aye. >> Those opposed no the ayes have it the house bill 1062 passes it's third reading and will be sent to the senate. House bill 1017 the clerk will read. >> Representative [INAUDIBLE] house bill 1017 a bill to be entitled an act to add and remove certain described property from the corporate town of [INAUDIBLE] general assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> The gentleman from Stanley Representative Earl is recognized to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr speaker members this bill section one of it is adding five acre track to the town of Norwood at the request of property owners and with the support of the municipality. And section two is deannexing about 105 acres from the town of Norwood, this will conform the town border so that around the lake. It ends at the high water mark making sure that all the residents of the town of Norwood are treated the same as in in terms of how they're taxed.And I would ask for your support on this local bill. Thank you. >> [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Further discussion for the debate. If not, the question before the House is the Passage of House Bill 1017 on its second reading. Those in favor will vote aye. Those opposed will vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] How does Representative Rockingham wish to vote? The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 116 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, House Bill 1017 passes its second reading and remains on the calendar. It is a roll call bill. House Bill 1061 the clerk will read. >> Representative Brian, house bill 1061, a bill to bring title and act to conform with the amendments to clarify the [INAUDIBLE] it's entirety preserved in the state of light of United States Supreme court decision in [INAUDIBLE] is suggested by general statutes commission and to make other changes to mortgage needs and to [INAUDIBLE] General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> The gentleman from Mecklenburg, Representative Brian is recognized to debate the bill. >> Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This is the third and final bill. I think the title described it accurately. This is just protecting our [INAUDIBLE] by the entirety rules by making some definitional changes to match the decision. It was felt it also has in the second part just a small clarifying change regarding purchase money mortgages. I urge you to vote green. >> Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of House Bill 1061 on its second reading. Those in favor will vote aye. Those opposed will vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] Representative Pendleton, does the gentleman wish to record on this vote? The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 112 having voted in the affirmative and 12 in the negative, House Bill 1061 passes its second reading and will without objective be read a third time. >> The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Does the gentleman from Craven, Representative Speciale wish to be recognized. The Chair saw the gentleman's light but the question had already been put. Further discussion further debate? If not the question before the House is the passage of House Bill 1061 on its third reading. Those is favor will say aye. >> Aye. Opposed no. >> No. >> The ayes have it. House Bill 1061 passes its third reading and will sent to the Senate. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Pendelton rise? >> To make an announcement. >> Gentleman is recognized for an announcement. >> The health committee is on recess now and will reconvene in 15 minutes in room 644. Members the Chair re refers the following bills, house bill 1047, short title as welfare reform, food and nutrition benefits, the bill is removed from the committee on environment and is referred to the committee on health. House bill 1074, short title at schools test for led/g high school drop out pilot program, the bill is withdrawn from the committee on appropriations and is referred to the committee on environment and if favorable health. For what purpose does the gentleman form Mecleknberg Representative Turner rise. >> For a moment of personal privilege. >> Gentleman is recognized to speak on a point of personal privilege. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. I hope everyone will join me in congratulating the Enka High School women's softball team that this past weekend repeated as the three

A state champions. And I also want to recognize The Charles Aycock golden falcons for a hard fought series and please congratulate the Anchor Sugar Jets. >> [APPLAUSE] >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Union Representative Horn rise. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Point of personal approach. >> The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. >> Ladies and Gentlemen in the House, yesterday afternoon I was in contact with an old friend. Old friend of ours Representative Bruce Samuelson who served a number of years in this House and may be even listening in today. Representative Samuelson advises that she had it confirmed yesterday that that she has stage four cancer. She has shared that with some already and now that the word's starting to get out she thought it would be good to just make sure that we all [BLANK_AUDIO] All have the same information. As you can imagine it comes as a shock. Ruth sounds great. We all know she's strong and determined and kept herself in pretty darn good condition. So that's all to her benefit and therefore of course to ours. But I thought it important that we all have the same piece of information instead of a little piece here and a little piece there, Ruth confirmed that today to me that it was okay if I went ahead and shared this with you all. Kind of glad there are no cameras and all the rest of that in here. But you can follow Ruth's progress, she's anxious to get on with the fight. You can follow Ruth's progress on CaringBridge. Many of you may already be aware of the CaringBridge website. You sign up and she'll post there regularly how she's doing, what she's doing, all that. She and I have a date soon as we finish up. So if you want to adjourn, sign this diary right now it will be fine with me. I can go home and we taking her off to enjoy her burst of sunshine. I do ask that you keep her in your prayers but do so with a smile on your face so that she continues to have a smile on hers. With that, thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Duplin, Representative Dixon, rise? For an announcement. >> The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. Members, The House Committee on Agriculture will meet tomorrow morning at 9 AM in room 423 to take up House Bill 992 which is the Industrial Hemp Bill that we had discussion on the other day. And we will take a vote on this Bill tomorrow in House AG committee at 9 AM, 423. >> For what purpose does the gentle man from Mecklenburg, Representative Brawley rise? >> For an announcement. >> The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. The House committee on finance will meet tomorrow at 8:30. We will have a room change and will be in 643 in the LOB. We have a number of Bills but those of most interest will probably be Senate Bill 303 regulatory reformat to 2016. Representative Luky I wanna make sure you heard it. [LAUGH] >> We also have HB299 occupational licencing, 962 no plate fee fro distinguished flying cross, kind of the annexation training for local government finance officers, Newburn charter revisions, [INAUDIBLE]and we're going to confirm the boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina. Thank you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Heywood Representative Kleen rise? >> For a point of personal privilege. >> The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. >> I want you all to join me in congratulating six communities in North Carolina designated by the American planning associations

as great places in North Carolina. Representatives Mary mentioned Greenvile but I wanna also lift up to your rock him out green ball as he, Representative Marley represents Statesville, Greensboro Mathews and my hometown of Waynesville and one of the thing that all of this great players of North Carolina had in common is that they had projects that had been supported by the historic tax credit, so I also commend this body and reinstating those wonderful community building tax credits, so I hope you will join me in congratulating them and meeting some of those at Downhall day later on this afternoon in their reception. Thank you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Alamance, Representative Ross rise? >> Thank you Mr. Speaker, announcement. >> The gentleman is recognized for an announcement. >> The Finance Subcommittee on Annexation Deannexation will meet tomorrow morning at 8 O'clock in room 643, just prior to finance so this will be at 8 O'clock just prior to finance. >> Thank you. >> For what purpose does the lady from Surry Representative Stevens rise? >> For an announcement and probably an apology. >> The lady has the floor for announcement. >> Thank you Mr Speaker. The apology first goes to Representative Floyd, I don't think we can have session early tomorrow, we have a scheduled children youth and family needing it will be in room 643 which is not our way through a room and it is scheduled to start at 11 O'clock, and one of the reasons we do have a bill it's gonna be the county hygienics compensation which is easiest for another bill, but we also have two presentations, and one of those presentations is by Skype or email someone from DC that we couldn't afford to fly down here and that's one reason we have to keep the meeting at the time that it is. But I do encourage all members to attend and anybody else who wants to be there we'd welcome you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Logan Representative Ford rise? >> For an announcement. >> Gentleman has the floor for an announcement. >> Local Government meeting in the morning at 9:30 in room 415, two possibly three bills and look for an announcement in the next hour or so, thank you. >> For what purpose does the gentleman from Pitt, Representative Murphy rise? >> Point of personal privilege. >> Gentleman is recognized [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO]