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Senate | June 9, 2016 | Chamber | Senate Convenes

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[BLANK_AUDIO] Senate will come to order. Sergeant at arms, close the doors and members will go to their seats. Members and guests in the gallery, please silence your electronic devices Leading the Senate is prayer is Senator Smith-Ingram. All members and guests in the gallery will please stand. >> Shall we pray. God almighty, Lord of glory the one who has called us friend. As we come together on one accord to serve this season of jubilee. We ask that you steady us upon the rock that is higher and not upon the plans of man. Steer us along the path of Righteousness and not ways of judgement. Stir up the gift within us that we work in unity and not discord. Still us in the perfect peace of your will and not our own understanding. We thank you for what you have allowed our weak hands to do by thy strength, your grace and your mercy. It is in your name we pray, amen. >> Amen [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Senator Berger is recognized for a motion. >> Thank you Mr. President. The journal of Wednesday June 8th 2016 has been examined and is found to be correct. I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stand approved as written. >> Senators let's come to order please. [BLANK_AUDIO] Without objection the journal for June 8th stands approved as written. We have leaves of absence granted today for Senators Blue, Tillman, Alexander, Wade and Wells. We also have a nurse of the day with us today, Senators. Shaquita Peacock of Durham North Carolina is here. Nurse Peacock, please stand and be recognized. Thanks for joining us in the Senate today. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Mr. President. >> Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? >> Multiple motions please. >> Senator Apodaca you have the floor for multiple motions. >> Thank you, Mr. President. House Bill 169, our favorite bill. Regulatory reduction act. No it's not going back to rules. I've asked it to be removed off today's calendar and placed on Monday night's calendar. >> Without objection, so ordered. >> House Bill 242, various charter school laws change currently on today's calendar move that it be removed and sent to Monday night's calendar also. >> Without objection, so ordered. >> Along with House Bill 657, Math standard course study revisions on today's calendar remove, and place on Monday night's. >> Without objections, so ordered. Senators, upon the motion of Senator Krawiec, Senators come to order. Upon the motion of Senator Krawiec of Forsyth and Yadkin Counties the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Mr. Marty Roberts of Yadkin County. We wanna thank him for the service to the community as a volunteer firefighter. Mr Roberts if you're with us please stand and be recognized. Thank you for joining us today. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Ratification of bill clerk will read. Enrolled bills. The enrolling clerk reports the following bills and resolutions duly ratified and properly enrolled and prepared for presentation to the Office of Secretary of State. House Bill 1037. An act to Authorize Lincolnson/g County Airport Authority to Enter into Certain Contracts for a period greater than 25 years to make technical corrections to the state of law related to the airport authority and to transfer the former Davis county correctional center property to the Davis county board of commissioners. Health bill 1083. To enact the men in the charter to city of Wellington to allow proposed ordinances to be submitted to the city council by a petition signed by elected manager of the city. Equal to the number 25% of the total registered voters in the city, voting within the city. At the time of the regular municipal election. Senate joint resolution 8982. A joint resolution [UNKNOWN] a life and memory of John Hosea Kerr III former member of the General assembly.

[BLANK_AUDIO] >> Revenue reports standing committees, any report of standing committees today? >> Senator Brock for what purpose do you rise? >> Send forth a report. >> You can send forth your committee report senator. [BLANK_AUDIO] Clerk will read. >> Senator Brock, for the agricultural and environmental and national resources committee submits for passage. House Bill 591, committee staff to number one. On [UNKNOWN] ask committee substitute bill number one but favorable as to senate committee substitute bill [UNKNOWN] an act to create task force to examine on the governing structure and more efficient operation of [INAUDIBLE] park, and to provide for the more efficient operation of the [INAUDIBLE] Island commission. >> House bill 591, calendar [BLANK_AUDIO] Senators that brings us to our calendar for the day, ->> Mr. President, >> Senator Pate, for what purpose do you rise? >> For a point of personal privilege out of order. >> Senator Pate you have the floor for a point of personal privilege out of order. >> Thank you Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen today the Brain Injury Association and the Brain Injury Advisory Council, which represents the 200,000 plus individuals living with brain injury and their families in North Carolina, are with us today in the 1200th court of the building. In addition they're with us in the chamber right now. You can see some of them wearing the light colored green shirts, others are traditionally dressed, but they are with us. And we would like to recognize them in just a couple of minutes. Please stop by the 1200th court however, and see the way of unmasking brain injury. You will see first hand, one way, the brain injury community increases awareness to express themselves and giving brain injury survivors a voice. Thank you for your support for your support to people with brain injuries and their families and Mr. President, if you would recognize all of the people who are in the balcony with brain injuries and their workers who work with them, I would appreciate it very much. Thank you. >> Thank you, Senator Pate. Upon the motion of Senator Pate, we'd like to welcome the folks in the gallery who are here representing the brain injury community. If you're here, please stand and be recognized and we're glad you're here. >> [APPLAUSE] >> [BLANK_AUDIO] Well that takes us to our calendar senators. We have about two local bills still locked on the calendar today, one on second reading Senate 883, the clerk will read. >> Senate Bill 883 [UNKNOWN] appointment. >> Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none the question before the senate is passage of committee substitute, senate bill 883 on it's second reading, all in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Opposed no. The ayes have it, Senate Bill 883 passes its second reading without objection will be read a third time. >> North Carolina General Assembly enacts. >> Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the senate is the passage of the Committee Substitute Senate Bill 883 on it's third reading. All in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Opposed no. The ayes have it, Committee Substitute Bill 883 passes it's third reading it will be sent to the House. One local bill for third reading senate bill 878, clerk will read. >> Senate Bill 878, [UNKNOWN] bill, loans bill each band even year electric. >> Any discussion or debate? Hearing none the question before the senate is passage for the committee substitute senator on 878 on it's third reading. All in favor will vote aye, opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Bryant, aye >> Curtis, aye. >> 45 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, Committee Substitute Senate Bill 878 passes it's third reading and it will be sent to the House. And that is the end of the calendar. [SOUND] So at this time, we'd like to say thank you to our pages who have served us so well this week. Pages we hope this has been a valuable experience for you, we hope you come back to see us in the Senate. Thanks so much for your help this week. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Do we have any notices and announcements?

Senator Pate, for what purpose do you rise? >> Mr. President, an announcement of conferees. >> You have the floor, Senator Phil Berger has appointed the following senators as conferees to House Bill 1030, short title the 2015 Appropriations Act. Senator Brown, Chair. Senators Jackson of Sampson, Senator Harrington, Senator Meredith, Senator Rabon of Brunswick, Senator Apodaca, Senator Barefoot, Senator Tillman, Senator Jim Davis, Senator Sanderson, Senator Hise, Senator Pate, Senator Tucker, Senator Bingham, Senator Newton, Senator Randleman,Senator Brook, Senator Cook, Senator Wade, Senator Rucho, Senator Gunn, >> Senator Van dine for what purpose do you rise? >> To make an announcement >> You have the floor senator >> Democrats will caucus after session >> Any further notices or announcements? Any other business coming forward for the Senate? If not the Chair recognizes that the Senator Berger for a motion. >> That you Mr. President. I move that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the standard stipulation set forth in the Senate rule 24.1. Receipt of committee reports, receipt of conference reports, appointment on conferees, ratification of bills, and receipt of House messages to reconvene on Monday, June 13th 2016 at 7 PM. >> Motions in the Senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulation stated by Senator Berger to reconvene Monday, June 13th at 7 PM seconded by Senator Brown. All in favor say aye. >> Aye. >> Those no. The I's have it. Senate stands adjourned. [SOUND] [NOISE]