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Senate | June 22, 2016 | Chamber | Senate Convenes

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] Senate will come to order, Sergeant at arms will close the doors, members will go to their seats, members and guests in the Gallery will please silence all electronic devices. Leading the Senate in prayer is the Reverend Peter Milner, Senate chaplain, all members and guests will please stand. >> Let's pray, thank you so much Lord for this day that you've made Gathering us under your wing right now, we ask you to come here to be with us in this chamber and speak that's all we ask, that you'd speak and you'd open our ears to hear you, open our minds and hearts to your guidance, and then Lord put your strong arm On our backs and lead us as we serve the people of this great state of North Carolina. And may we step out on faith, trusting in you to guide us. It's in Jesus name we pray. Amen. [BLANK_AUDIO] Senator Page is recognized for a motion. Senate will come to order. Senator Page is recognized. >> Mr. President the journal of Tuesday June 21st 2016 has been examined and is found to be correct, I move that the Senate dispense with the reading of the journal and that Stand approved as written. >> Without objection the journal for June 21st 2016 stands approved as written. Members leaves of absence are requested in without objection are granted for Senators Bingham, Daniel, Tart, Tucker, Ford and Meredith. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Members we have a nurse of the day today, Nurse Elizabeth Meres of Southern Pine North Carolina is in the back of the chamber. Nurse Meres thank you for serving the Senate today [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] Members upon the motion of Senator Ron Rayvon, of Harnett, Lee, and Johnston counties, the chair is happy to extend courtesies to the Lee County Young Commissioners Youth Leadership Program. They are in their summer session at the present time and hopefully they are here. If you are here would you please stand Thank you for visiting with us today. >> [APPLAUSE] >> And members upon the motion of senator Terry Van Duyn of Buncombe County, the chair is happy to extend courtesies to the family of Audrie, Migs, Senator Pate this week, Caroline and Wallace leagues And daughter Eva Migs. If you are in the gallery if you please stand. Thank your for being with us today. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Ratification of bills clerk will read. >> Bills Clerk. Bill duly ratified for presentation to the governor. House bill 464 and act to adjust the composition of the board of trustees of regional transportation authority to provide that all members of the board of trustees shall be voting members to authorize regional transportation authorities to higher chief administrative. Officer and to clarify the voting process by members of the board of trustees and regional transportation authorities and the following bill is duly ratified properly enrolled and prepared for presentation to the office of the Secretary of State. House bill 956 and Act providing that Henderson County is authorized to construct Construct community campus building on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Reports of standing committees. >> Mr. President. >> Senator Barefoot, for what purpose do you rise? >> Send forth a committee report. >> Send forth your report. Clerk will read. [BLANK_AUDIO] Senator Barefoot for the education, higher education committee submit for passage, House Bill 1035, committee substitute 1, LGC training for local Geo government finance officers. Favorable. >> The bill has a sequential referral to the finance committee. >> Mr. President. >> Senator Wade, for what purpose do you rise? >> Send forth committee report. >> Send forward your report. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Clerk will read

[BLANK_AUDIO] >> Senator Wade for Agriculture, environmental and natural resources committee submits for passage House Bill 992 Committee substitute 1, Annual industrial hemp program, favorable. >> House Bill 345, Senate Committee substitute 1, unfavorable as to Senate Committee substitute bill 1 but favorable as to Senate Committee substitute bill 2. Title, an act to allow wildlife resources commission shooting ranges in Northampton county. >> House bill 992 has a sequential referral to J2 and House Bill 345 also has a sequential Shall referral to J2. Senator Wade is recognized for a senatorial statement. >> Thank Mr. president I would like to send forth the senetorial statement. >> You have the. Thank you Mr.President. This senatorial statement is congratulating Charles Johns on being a recipient of the French region of honor. I wanna tell you a little bit about Charlie Johns, he's in my district in James town, he's 91, he was drafted when he was 18 years old, And went into the Army, in world war II, and the 66 [UNKNOWN] division. Now when he went into the Army he had ended up in the North of France and what His division did was I wanna tell you all his, During that winter, they have off about 60,000 Germans that would have gone down and joined the battle of the [UNKNOWN] which would change the tonne of the war if they had made it down there. Charlie says it's nothing to it but we all know when you get an honor such as the French Region, Of honor, there was a lot to it. And I just wanted to tell you all June 15th Charlie Jones and 11 other WWII veterans from North Carolina received France's Legion of honor in a ceremony in Charlotte. This is France's Her's honor and it recognizes outstanding service to the french republic. And at this time I would like to say how much we appreciate the service the Charles Jones that he gave us during world war 2 and he is to congratulated as a recipient of this award. But at this time if I could yield the floor to Senator Raven he would like the name the other 11 recipients of North Carolina. >> Thank I would add a little bit if I may. French National Order of the legion of honor derives really from as far back it's heralded From the Roman legions. Napoleon put the current version in effect in 1802 and since that time and through all the wars. That the French have been in and we have been with them in that award has been given for distinguished and honorable and bravery That kind of service. There are 11 other recipients in the state I'd like to read their names because they deserve the honor as well, [UNKNOWN] of Wilmington, James [UNKNOWN] of Elizabeth Town, Richard P. Woodson of Raleigh [INAUDIBLE] of [INAUDIBLE], John W. [INAUDIBLE] of [INAUDIBLE], Jerome M. [INAUDIBLE] of Charlotte, James and Bond of [INAUDIBLE], Vincent [INAUDIBLE] of [INAUDIBLE], Anthony J, the [INAUDIBLE] of Apex, Mary [INAUDIBLE] of [INAUDIBLE] and Jewels and [INAUDIBLE] of the [INAUDIBLE]. I would add to give you an idea of the dimension of the honor, this people join such luminaries in our history is general Dwight David [INAUDIBLE], senator Daniel [INAUDIBLE], general [INAUDIBLE], Charles Lunberg, Douglas McCather, Eddy Murphy who is the most decorated soldier of world war II and [INAUDIBLE] Carter of the [INAUDIBLE], it's a great honor that the gentleman have received, I think they deserve our thanks, thanks to all members of in veterans who keep us free, thank you And members upon the motion of Senator Trudy Wade of Guilford County the chair is happy to extend courtesies to the grandchildren of

Charles Jones, my understanding is Mr. Jones is ill and was unable to travel today. Laura Jones, Daniel Jones and their mother Teresa Folan, if you're in the chamber can you Please stand, thank you for being here. >> [APPLAUSE] Members we're ready to go to the calendar now, Senator Apodaca? >> Mr. President motions please. >> You have the floor. >> Thank you Mr. President, house bill 593 on today's calendar amended by [UNKNOWN] laws move that it be removed and then referred to committee on rules. >> Without objection it's so ordered. >> Thank you Mr. President, Joint resolution 1149 confirm Fred Steen/g is on the back of the calendar that we bring it before for immediate consideration. >> That objection so ordered. House joint resolution 1149 clerk will read. >> House Joint resolution 1149, confirm Fred Steen/g board of review, Senator Apodaca has the floor. >> Thank you Mr president members it's with a privilege and an honor today to stand up and nominate Fred Stein/g to the board of review. Fred was mayor town of [INAUDIBLE] for 95 to 04 from 2004 to 2012, he had hazardous duty served in the North Carolina House of Representatives, lived to tell about it. Then in 2013 he went into even more dangerous ground he was the legislative director for Governor Pat McCrory where he Lobby the general assembly on behalf of the administration and advised the governor on legislative affairs. Fred has much experience that qualifies him for this position. I think we all know Fred well and we all wish Fred well, and I encourage you to, Vote on his nomination before he changes his mind and doesn't wanna do it, so I ask for your support. >> Further discussion or debate? >> Mr. President. >> Senator Brock, for what purpose do you rise? >> To speak to the resolution. >> You have the floor. >> I've known Fred for almost 20 years now, he came to my baptism, but No he's- >> [LAUGH] >> I'll tell you what he's always been a true public servant, I first met him when he was the mayor of Landis and what he's gone through and Senator Apodaca gently mentioned he served in the house of representatives under Hazard Pay but she has to think about that what he had In the situation his former employer paid tax when it closed its doors in Kannapolis, Landis is right next door and we lost 4,300 people lost their jobs that day, and for him to be a steady force in our community through that time, not only as mayor and then coming down here in The citizens of our area owe him a great deal of thanks and respect for the job he's done and he'll do a wonderful job over there. I urge you to support the resolution. >> Further discussion further debate? Hearing none the question for the senate is the passage of House Joint Resolution 11 1149 in its second reading, all in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no, five seconds will be allowed for the vote, the clerk will record the vote [BLANK_AUDIO] 43 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative House Joint Resolution 1149 has passed its second reading and will without objection be read a third time. >> North Carolina General Assembly Enact. >> Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none the question for the senate is the passage of House Joint Resolution 1149 on its third reading, all in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> All opposed oppose no, the ayes have it and house joint resolution 1149 has passed its third reading and will be enrolled. Members, from the motion of senator [INAUDIBLE] the chair is happy to extend courtesy's to A Fred Stein senior, Betty Theme that they would Fred's mother and father, Neddy Stocks his aunt Blake Stein, his son Brandon Stein, his grand son and Tina Stein his wife and of course the honor of the day They were in the gallery if you please stand. [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE].

Reg your dad look younger than you do. >>[LAUGH] >> Senator Apodaca for what purpose do you rise? >> Mr president a motion please. >> State your motion. >> Mr president I move that the last resolution resolutions and senatorial statements. We heard the words be spread upon the journal on the speech is made. Moment of personal privilege out of order. >> Without objection so ordered on the motion you have the floor on personal privilege. >> I think we were all surprised to find senator Block had been baptized. >> [LAUGH] [BLANK_AUDIO]. Okay to the top of the calendar local bill, second reading roll call house bill 1045 the clerk will read. >> House bill 1045 New Bein charter revise consolidated. >> Senator Sanderson is recognized. >> Thank you M. president. Members of the senate. The senate, this is a revision of their neighboring city charter asked for by their city council, first time that they have revised it in over 60 years. It was done with the oversight of the institute of government. It has been invaded by central staff, it is proper and in order and I ask for your support. >> Further discussion on the debate hearing none the question before the senate is the passage of house bill 1045 on it's second reading all in favor will vote Aye, oppose oppose will vote No, five seconds be allowed for the voting clerk record the vote. [BLANK-AUDIO] Senator Brayn. .[BLANK_AUDIO]. 43 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, house bill 1045 has passed the second reading and will remain on the calendar. [BLANK_AUDIO]. House bill 989 clerk will read. >> House bill 989 Red Cross charter amendments. >> Senator McInnis is recognized.>> Thank you Mr. President, this is a small update in their charter and their charter has not been updated in several years. Just a couple of technical's that they wanna do with Red Cross of course there's a small town in Stanly county, the western part of the county and their progressive area were very proud of them and I submit this to you. Further discussion or debate. Question for the senate is the passage on second reading house bill 989. [BLANK-AUDIO]. All in favor will say aye, all oppose Opposed no. The ayes have it and house 989 has passed the second reading and will without objection be read a third time. >> North Carolina general assembly enacts. >> Further discussion or debate. Hearing none question for the senate is the passage of house bill 989 on its third reading all in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> All Opposed no. The ayes have it and house bill 989 haspassed its third reading and will be enrolled. Public bill second reading roll call senate bill 803, clerk will read. >> Senate bill 803 general law [INAUDIBLE] >> Senator Rucho is recognized Thank you Mr. President, members of the senate. This is the finance committee's revenue laws, technical clarifying administrative bill which strictly follows those particular titles. Nothing up here is substitute and we discussed it yesterday today in finance just briefly talking about some sales tax changes, talking about some clarity in the income tax changes that were dealing with residence and datedness, talking about allowing county and municipal Governments to share some tax information so long is that resident lives within both jurisdictions and there is a change in the unemployment insurance date from August to September so that he can better reflect the second quarter payments. Mr President I'll respond to any questions, If need be. >> Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage on second reading o the committee substitute senate Bill 803, all in favor will vote aye, all oppose vote no. Five seconds to allowed to be allowed for the voting, clerk will record the vote. [BLANK AUDIO]. [BLANK AUDIO]. Senator Pate, 42 having voted in the affirmative, and non in the negative, senate Bill 803 has passed it's second reading and will remain on the calendar. Senate Bill 8, 72 the clerk will read. >> Senate bill 872 UNC south liquidating project. >> Senator Apodaca is recognized.

>> Thank you Mr president, members this is the sure sign the end is near, this is the annual self liquidating bond package from the university system. I'll be happy Happy to go through everyone in the book but we talked about it yesterday I don't think that there's anything here out of the ordinary, I think it's spread among all our institutions that need this, I recommend it to you, I'll be happy to answer any questions. >> Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage on second reading of the committee substitute to senate Bill 872, all in favor will vote aye, all oppose will vote no, five seconds to a be allowed for the voting, clerk will record the vote. [BLANK AUDIO] Senator Pate, aye, senator Clark, 43 having voted in the affirmative and non in the negative, senate Bill 872 has passed it's second reading and will remain on the calendar. House Bill 287, clerk will read. >> House Bill 287, amend insurance laws. >> Senator, Apodaca is recognized. >> Thank you Mr president I believe first off I need to send forth an amendment. >> Send forth your amendment. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] clerk will read. >> Senator Apodaca moves to amend the bill. >> Thank you Mr president members what the amendment does is it rests the cap on long term insurance to reflect the cap of 25%, this makes the bill actually better, I believe it was 50% earlier, it has language left out for the proper function of DOI's, rescue squad grant program, has great changes and see business association, all changes in here have been agreed to by the stakeholders, I recommend the amendment to you, I'll be happy to answer any questions. >> Further discussion or debate on the amendment. Hearing none, the question for the senate is to the passage of amendment one amendment one to the senate committee substitute two of house bill 287, all in favor will vote aye, all oppose will vote no, five seconds be allowed for the voting. the clerk will record the vote. [BLANK-AUDIO]. Senator [INAUDIBLE] 44 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, amendment one passes in the bill is back before you, further discussion, further debate on house bill 287 so wrap it, for what purpose do you rise? >> To explain the bill. >> You've the floor. >> Thank you Mr. president, members I'm just gonna hit some of the high points,this is an agency bill, it was well vetted in the in the insurance committee and also took a spin through the J2 committee and [INAUDIBLE] while I'm thinking about it the incarceration note came back negligible, so they din't see any increase in incarceration note, got that back yesterday. It increases the property damage thresholds under the states safe driver and senate plan, it adds notice requirements North Carolina consent to rate laws for home owners insurance. I would like to give a shout out to Senator Lee for his help on that. It caps the amount of long term care insurance we just about that. Increases penalties for anti-fraud in a criminal provision that was something we discussed the reason it went to J2 is give a little teeth to it to those who defraud consumers through insurance programs. And it authorizes DUI to plan and establish a private flood insurance market if and when the federal government allows it. Those at the high points be happy to answer any questions I recommend it to you. >> further discussion or debate. Senator Brown for what purpose do you rise? >> Ask a quick question. >> Senator Apodaca Yield. >> I do. >> He yields. >> Senator Apodaca I was trying to make sure, I think in the amendment, I think the intent was to make sure that the change from misdemeanor to felony must really capture the insurance applicant not necessarily the title clerk Take care of that. >> Yes sir from my understanding we did, that was the intent. >> Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of House

Bill 287 on its 2nd reading. All in favor will vote aye, opposed no, 5 seconds will be allowed for the voting, clerk will record the vote [BLANK_AUDIO] Rucho aye [BLANK_AUDIO] 44 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, House Bill 287 passes it's 2nd reading and will without objection be read a 3rd time. >> North Carolina General Assembly enacts. >> Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none Question before the Senate is the passage of House Bill 287 on its 3rd reading, all in favor will say aye >> Aye. >> All opposed will say no, the ayes have it and House Bill 287 has passed it's 3rd reading. The amendment will be engrossed and the bill will be returned to the house on the issue of concurrence. House bill 50 clerk will read. >> House bill 550 Raleigh Apodaca Service Dog Retirement Act.. >> Senator Sanderson is recognized. >> Thank you Mr. President, members of the senate. I really believe that the title probably says all that I need to say about this bill but anyway every session we usually have two or three We request, local request for communities in police departments and municipalities and even counties in the state in helping them to dispose off service animals that they no longer need or that are retiring. This Bill just takes this state wide against any of those entities the ability if they want to, To be able to get rid of these animals usually by giving them to the person that has been their trainer or in the case of a deceased law officer or service person it can be offered to the surviving spouse of that officer and even to the children of that officer is something that I think will bring alot of, Closure for a lot of people in our state and just ask for your support. >> Further discussion or debate. Senator Apodaca for what purpose do you rise? >> Trying to speak on the bill. >> You have the floor. >> Thank you Mr. president. Senator Sanderson I wanna thank you and staff for putting Rowley name in this tittle. Very special to my family. He lived with our 12 and a half years we had, he left us September 1st of last year. And he used to come to the building with me on occasion. And every political campaign I had he was their with the advertisement for two bulldog Rowley and we miss him dearly, he was the smartest of our three children, it truly was that's the sad part but anyway I think this is a great honor and I appreciate it thank you.>> Further discussion or debate. Hearing none the question before the senate is the passage of house 550 on it's second reading, all in favor will vote Aye all oppose will vote No. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. 44 having voted inn the affirmative and None in the negative. House bill 550 is passed it's second reading and will without objection be read a third time. >> North Carolina general assembly enacts. >> Further discussion or debate, hearing none the question before the senate is the passage of house bill 550 on it;s third reading all in favor will say Aye. All oppose will say No. The Aye's have it and house bill. 550 will be sent to the house on the issue of concurrence. House bill 567 the clerk will read. >> House bill 567 the North Carolina seminary act change. Senator Tillman is recognized. >> Thank you Mr. president. before we get to the end of the bill senator Barringer Mr. president has an amendment. If you would recognize senator Barringer. >> Senator Barringer is recognized. >> Thank you Mr. president. >> To speak on the bill. >> Actually to send forward the bill should be on the dash board, excuse me the amendment, my apologies. >> Clerk will read senator [INAUDIBLE] moves to amend the bill. >> Senator Barringer is recognized to explain the amendment. >> Thank you Mr. president, what this does is it requires the cemetery honor that is going to be transferring the property to let the cemetery commission know that they are transferring the property so they know what to expect The monies that would be there for the perpetual care, the bill sponsor is in agreement with this amendment so I ask for your support. >> Senator [INAUDIBLE] you can speak on the amendment. >> No Mr. president, I need to send forward a rule, I request to be excused from voting under rule 29. >> Send forward your paper work. Further discussion or debate on amendment one. [BLANK_AUDIO]

Hearing none, question for the senate is the passage of Of amendment one to house bill 567 all in favor will vote Aye, all opposed will vote No, five seconds will be allowed for the voting, clerk will record the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] [INAUDIBLE] and members before that vote Senator Van Duyn passed in a request for an excuse to absence and without objection that request will be granted. 42 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative Amendment one passes and the bill is back for you. Senator Tillman is recognized to explain the bill. >> Speaking on the bill, many of our fields, sites, and grounds are privately held by private land owners and they've been under the control of basically The commission since the 70's, early laws date back to the late 1920's and we've not had any updates since about 1975 but this would allow the landowner to sell his land that's not being used for his own gain If he needs to. Many of these plots have been owned by farmers and so forth are already 50, 60 acres and they have a dedicated portion that they must keep for use as burial grounds but this allows the landowner to sell his property. Upon doing that There's an agreement made that 10% of that sales price will go into the commission that will oversee the upkeep of these cemeteries and keep them in good shape so the families will all be proud of it. That's basically what the bill does, I'll take questions if you have them. >> Further discussion or debate? Senator Jackson for what purpose do you rise? >> To see if senator Tillman would answer a question please. >> Senator Tillman do you yield? >> Yes sir. >> He yields. >> Thank you Mr. President. Senator Tillman I'm a little confused, you're saying these cemeteries are on private land and they're paying, if they sell the land, 10% of That sale price goes into the fund. >> That goes into the fund to allow those landowners who still have cemeteries on their property and others who participate in this fund to keep up the cemeteries. That's the agreement that seems to satisfy both sides, yes sir. >> Follow up Mr. President. Senator Tillman follow up? >> Yes sir. >> He yields. >> What size cemeteries are we talking about, I might have missed that in your describing it? >> There's a minimum of 15 acres in these plots but many of them have conservative larger pieces of ground but they're all in that control of the Cemetery Association. So this will allow Allow them to sell off part of that property. >> Okay. Thank you Mr. President. >> Further discussion or debate [BLANK_AUDIO] Hearing none the question before the Senate is the passage on second reading of House Bill 567 as amended. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no, fives seconds will be allowed for the voting, the clerk will record the vote. Apodaca aye [BLANK_AUDIO] 37 having Senator Bryant, Senator Bryant aye, Senator Robinson aye, Senator Blue aye. 40 having voted in the affirmative and two in the negative, house bill 567 has passed the second reading and will without objection Be read a third time. >> North Carolina general assembly enacts. >> Any further discussion or debate. Hearing none the question before the Senate is passage on third reading of house bill 567 all in favor will say Aye all oppose No. The Aye's have it. And house bill 567 is passed it's third reading of house house bill 567 all in favor will say aye. All oppose No. The aye's have it and house bill 567 is passed it's third reading the amendment will be engrossed. And the bill will be sent back to the house. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Senator Foushee is granted the excuse to absence for the remainder of the session. >> House bill 984 the clerk will read. >> House bill 984 For transfer of Davie County correctional center. >> Senator Davis is recognized. >> Thank you Mr. President, members, this disallows Davie County to purchase for $1 the remaining property from when the prison the state prison was closed their in early 2000 they personally use it as a their As their jail and they would like to take title to it so that they can borrow money at a better rate in order to renovate it, be glad

to answer any questions ask in support. >> Further discussion or debate. [BLANK_AUDIO] Members Senator Robinson Has requested in his granted leave of absence for the reminder of the session. >> Further discussion or debate on house bill 984. Hearing none the question before the senate is the passage of house bill 984 on it's second reading all in favor will vote Aye all oppose vote no, five seconds be allowed for voting, clerk records the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] Senator smith Ingram Aye. 40 having voted in the affirmative Senator Lowe, 40 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative House Bill 984 has passed it's second reading and will without objection be read a third time. >> General assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Further discussion and debate? Hearing none the question before the senate is the passage of house bill 984 on it's third reading all in favor will say aye. >>Aye. >> All opposed no the ayes have it and house bill 984 has passed it's third reading and will be returned to the house on the issue of concurrence. House Bill 1021 the clerk will read. >> House bill 1021 amend sex offender certain premises. >> Senator Newton is recognized. >> Thank you Mr president, colleagues I think everybody here would agree with me that there's nothing more important than trying to keep our children safe and out of reach of dangerous sex offenders and predictors and child abusers and that's why this bill is here before us today. Early this year an act hat this legislature passed back in 2009 called the [INAUDIBLE] act was challenged in federal court in middle district and judge [INAUDIBLE] found certain portions of that law from 2009 to be unconstitutional And, in finding them to be unconstitutionally issued injunctions against the unfortunate of several parts of it and that is why this bill is before us today because with those injunctions, restrictions that had been placed. On sex offenders and child predators were no longer in place and our children were exposed to the wrong people hanging out in the wrong places where our children congregate. Playgrounds and so forth. So this bill is. Was an effort to rectify that and to provide some protections to our children that we believe are in compliance with the court orders and are certainly followed better than what we have in place currently as we speak. Not as good as I think the original. Deal was the original bill was still on appeal and if the original bill is upheld the law is upheld. Then this law if you pass it today and if it goes on to be signed into law by the governor will no longer be in effect. We'll go back to the original restrictions that were in place. So what does this bill do? In short it addresses some of the concerns that the judge raised and it prevents basically ragged for sex offenders. And others who've been dimmed a threat to our children will be banned from schools, and daycare centers, churches, playgrounds Recreation parks, other places that children gather. Further retro/g sex offenders who have been considered a threat to our children, are banned from being within 300 feet of places located, for example in malls and shopping centers, other public That are intended primarily for the use, supervision, care, congregation of children. One of the things that we added in this in the last committee hearing where we've had two committee meeting and good discussion. Got good feedback from a lot of members, Senator McKissick, Senator Blue. And others had good suggestions and good discussion. And one of the things we added was that during the state fair that this offenders are prohibited from being located on the state fair ground during the course of the state fair. I could get into the weeds about this. But I just want to and I'll be happy to answer questions but I cannot underscore how important it is that we adopt this bill or something very close to it before we adjourn.

This came on during the interim, the last order was issued by By the judge just days before we reconvened. I appreciate the support from staff and my colleagues who've given us feedback. I continue to invite further feedback from the public and members of the General Assembly but I think we've got this in a pretty good place. I will inform members I do tend to object the third reading today just to make sure there's not further little tweeks that we may need to make, so without them I'm happy to answer questions and I do recommend the bill to you. Further discussion or debate. Hearing none the question for the senate is the passage on the second reading on house bill 1021, all in favor will vote aye, all oppose will vote no, five seconds be allowed for the voting, the clerk will record the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO]. 40 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative If House Bill 10.21 has passed it's second reading and having been objected to, will remain on the calendar for third reading. Senator Apodaca/g for what purpose do you rise? >> Mr. President, motion if I may. >> State your motion. >> Mr. President, Senator Brown, Senator Rucho and myself were trying to get to the Hillary rally, so I move that we take Off. >> Senate Bill 19. We refer it to the committee on J1. >> Senator Blue I think objects. I don't think they want you at that rally. >> [LAUGH] >> Mr. President. >> [LAUGH] >> Mr. President. Without objection so ordered. Senator Brock, for what purpose do you rise? >> To make a motion. >> State your motion. >> That's a That the words spoken by Senator Apodaca on that motion be spread upon the journal. >> [LAUGH] >> Motion denied. >> [LAUGH] >> Mr. President. >> Senator Rucho, for what purpose do you rise? >> Senator Apodaca yield to a question? >> Senator Apodaca do you yield? Yes sir. >> Are there going to be any other Republican or Democrat left officials to be at that rally today Senator Apodaca? >> You never know Senator Rucho. >> Is there further business to come before the Senate? Notices and announcements? Anything? Senator Brown, for what purpose do you rise? >> An announcement. State your announcement. >> Republicans will caucus be left session. >> Further notices or announcements, Senator Rucho for what purpose do you rise? >> Mr. president an announcement please. >> You've the floor. >> There will be a Finance Committee meeting on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, the room and the calendar will follow, if you'll stay tuned to that but this is a heads up that we will be meeting in finance tomorrow at nine. >> Further notices or announcements, so further business come for the senate. Hearing none Senator [INAUDIBLE] is recognized for a motion. >> Thank you Mr. President, I move that the Senate will now adjourn subject to the senate stipulations and the senate rule 24.1, the receipts of conference reports, the receipts of committee reports, the appointment of conferees, the ratification of bills, and the receive of house messages to reconvene on Thursday June 23rd, 2016 at 11 AM. >> The motion is that the Senate can now adjourn. To the stipulation stated by senator Pat to reconvene on Thursday June 23rd 2016 at 11 AM, seconded by Senator Alexander, all in favor say I, all opposed No, The Is have it and the senate.