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House | July 1, 2014 | Chamber | Tuesday Proceedings

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The House will now come to order, members please take your seats, visitors please retire from the chamber. Members and visitors in the gallery, please silence all cellular phones and personal electronic devices. The prayer will be offered by Rep. Schaffer, members in the gallery please stand and please remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Will you pray with me? Heavenly father, Lord, we come before you today and we are so grateful for this opportunity to be here as this body, and we just want to thank you for that opportunity, Lord, we want to thank you for giving us the chance to work on behalf of the citizens of North Carolina. And Lord I pray that you would be with us, today and especially for the rest of this week as we make these hard decisions Lord, these decisions that will have such an impact on people's lives and Lord we just invite you, your presence into this room and I pray that you will just guide every decision that we make, every word that we speak Lord, and I pray that you would just give us the courage and the ability and the wisdom to do what is right, Lord, and Lord as we interact with each other, our fellow members and the people that come into our offices Lord I pray that you would just season our speech with grace and wisdom and I pray that you would just help us as we carry out this very important work. Lord I pray that you would be with our leaders, I pray that you would bless them, give them favor, give them strength Lord, and wisdom as they too carry out these very important actions Lord. And Lord be with us, we bless your name, and in Jesus' name I pray, Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America. And to the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Moore is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, the journal for Monday June 30th, 2014, has been examined and found to be correct, and move it's approval as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Moore moves that the journal for Monday June 30th be approved as written, all in favor say "aye"? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed, "no"? The "aye"s have it, the journal is approved as written. Journals, petitions, memorials or papers addressed to the general assembly of the house, [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? posts the following bill ?? ratify ??, Government Senate bill 761, an act to ?? life ?? military service members. House bill 1050, an act to adjust the utility regulation fee. House bill 1117, an act to conform to law any pledge joining accounts and credit unions. House bill 1182 an act to ?? acquisition construction financing without appropriation from general funds certain capital improvements. The Roland Kirk postponed bill ?? Government Senate bill 871, an act to remove certain described property from the corporate limits of the city of Raleigh, in the following bill ?? presented ?? Secretary of States. Senate bill 523, an act to remove certain described property from the corporate limits of the town of Wrightsville Beach. House bill 1067, an act to deannex two described tracts from the corporate limits of the town of Murphy. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Introduction to bills and resolutions, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Whitmeyer, West, Queen and Baskerville House resolution 1272, job core week, [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar persuant 32a. Special messages from the Senate. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Special message from the Senate, House bill 330, a bill to entitle an act ammending the North Carolina Command Community Act regarding transfer of special declarant rights. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar persuant to rule 36b. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Special message from the Senate, the speaker has ordered that a message be sent to yonder body with information ?? Senate is returning Senate bill 3, a bill to entitle an act to award compensation increases to teachers, state employees, and retirees, and we've modified the base budget appropriations. Respectfully, Sarah Lang, principal clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman may state his motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I would move that Senate bill 3 would be returned to the Senate, I would ask to be recognized to explain the basis for my motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The House will come to order. The gentleman is recognized to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. I had an opportunity to read the Senate rules, we try not to do that very often, but I did, and I think the Senate made a simple mistake, they simply failed to follow their own rules, so I think we need to point that out and kindly return the bill to them so they can actually take proper action on the bill. So I move that the bill be returned to the Senate for appropriate action. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection?

...so ordered. Special messages from the Senate, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Special message from the Senate, Speaker's ordered that a message be sent to House Representatives with information the Senate failed to concur in Senate Bill 648, a bill to be entitled An Act to Create Transparency in Contracts Between the Attorney and General and Private Attorneys. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker has ordered that a message be sent to the House of Representatives with information the Senate failed to concur in Senate Bill 793, a bill to be entitled An Act to Provide that a Teacher Employed in a Charter School May Serve as a Non-Voting Member of the Board of Directors of the Charter School, respectfully Sara Lange, Principal Clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. Ladies and gentlemen, upon motion of the member from Mecklenburg County, Representative Cotham, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Drew Cromer, a rising senior at South Beck High School, who is shadowing Rep. Cotham this week. Drew, please stand and let us welcome you. [applause] Reports of standing committees and permanent subcommittees. Representative Stone and Warren are recognized to send forth committee report. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Stone and Warren with Government Committee, Senate Bill 105, Political Science to Add Towns to SHB, favorable is House Committee Sub. No. 2., unfavorable to House Committee Sub. No. 1. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Committee Substitute No. 2, calendar. House Committee Substitute No. 1, unfavorable, calendar. Representatives Jordan and McGrady are recognized to send forth committee report. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Jordan and McGrady is Senate Judiciary Subcommittee B, Senate Bill 794, disapprove Industrial Commission rules, favorable is the House Committee Substitute, unfavorable is the Senate Committee Substitute. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Committee Substitute, calendar. Senate Committee Substitute, unfavorable, calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 853, Business Court Modernizations, favorable as to House Committee Substitute, unfavorable is the Senate Committee Substitute, and re-referred to Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The House Committee Substitute will be re-referred to the committee on finance. Senate Committee Substitute unfavorable, calendar. Chaptered bills to be noted. House Resolution 1227, the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Substitute for House Resolution 1227, House Resolution on the 85th anniversary of the State Highway Patrol and paying tribute to those who have died in the line of duty. The House resolves. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The House come to order. Representative Setzer, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, as we travel along life's road, we often miss opportunities to acknowledge the accomplishments of those around us. And also while we are on that road, we often see a gray and black car approaching us in the rear view mirror and we pray in advance that our actions have not triggered that response. However, today presents us with an opportunity to formerly thank the members of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for 85 years of dedicated and devoted service to the citizens of the State of North Carolina. The professional, steadfast and devoted actions exercised by those brave men and women who serve on the patrol are worthy of our appreciation and gratitude. Not everyone is called upon to sustain the duties and obligations that these brave men and women have chosen to bear. But with grace and purpose, the members of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol meet the challenges without hesitation or mental reservation. And for that, we would like to say thank you and may the blessings of God always attend you. Therefore, in honor and recognition of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and its 85th anniversary and its members, a State flag has been flown over the State Capitol in honor of the patrol on behalf of all members of the North Carolina House of Representatives. I commend the resolution to you. And this flag will...

Presented. May be presented to the command staff at the earliest possible occasion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Queen, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I rise just to read the names of four highway patrolmen who have given their last full measure in the line of duty from my county, from 1985. Trooper Giles Harmon, shot in the line of duty April 1985. Trooper Calvin Taylor, died in a tragic roadside accident in the line of duty, 2001. Trooper Anthony Greg Cogdill killed in a tragic roadside accident in the line of duty, May 2003. And Trooper Shawn Blanton shot in the line of duty June 2008. That’s just four good, solid law enforcement officers in one troop in Haywood County. These men gave their lives and their honor and their duty to this state and I recommend their resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Pittman, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I tell you, I so admire highway patrol. When I was a little kid, I wanted to be either a game warden or a highway patrolman. But the good Lord said, well this boy’s going to spend too much time in the woods hunting and fishing anyway so we can’t make him a game warden, and he’s not going to tall enough so we can’t make him a highway patrolman. So I’ll just make him a preacher instead. And I had just always appreciated their work, and when I was 16, I was making a left turn and I hit the signal switch, but it didn’t stick and I went ahead and made the turn anyway. And a patrolman pulled me, and I know he got the shock of his life when this 16 year old kid thanked him for doing his job and giving me that ticket. That’s just how strongly I feel about what they do. That they’re out there to protect us, to make our roads safe, and these people every day when they get in that car, they turn on that blue light, or even just going out to go to work in the morning, they don’t know that somebody might be shooting at them before the day’s over. And you know, if I was facing that every day, I might have to think twice about that profession but they go out and face that and do that for our well-being and our safety. And I am just proud to vote for this resolution and I thank them so much for their devotion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Bill Brawley, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You know as a Chairman of Transportation, I get a lot of comments about highway patrol and I’ll tell you something that’s universal. People say they are polite. They are professional. And they give you the ticket, because if you deserved it, you’re going to get it. What I also know is people, particularly women that have talked to me about being broken down on the road at night, if a car pulls up next to them, if it’s black and silver, they relax. Of all the law enforcement agencies I know, the one that nobody distrusts is the highway patrol. And I’m grateful for what they do and grateful for the chance to vote for this resolution and let them know how grateful we are for the image they project for our state and for the protection they provide for our highways. Thank you gentlemen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Mobley, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak briefly on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As a country person, one who lives in the rural area of North Carolina, I’ve always appreciated that uniform and that black and silver car. When I was in college, I remember going on a trip and if I’m not mistaken, I got a ticket on that trip for speeding. And I think I ignored it. But then one day, we lived back up in the ??

...it was in the country, in the woods. And one day a trooper came to my Mom's house looking for me. He was very kind. He was very stately. And I can't remember whether he said it to my mother or whether he went back and said it to somebody else, but he was coming back in that woods to look for Annie Ward. He got there and this big 2-story house that we lived in was not a pretty place back there. But the word went out that as he went back there and drove back about a half a mile into the woods looking for Annie Ward. The house that he came upon was immaculately clean. We didn't like the house but we couldn't do much better than what we were doing. But as he talked about how clean that place was that he came to visit looking for me, he was, again like I said, very kind. And he thanked my mother for what she had done in terms of rearing, not only me but the other brothers and sisters in our home. And I don't think I'll ever forget that. And as I came to prepare to come here, my son was approved to be a highway patrolman and even though he did not make his rank that he wanted to make earlier today, he is still excited about being a highway patrolman and remains positive about what it is that he wants to do. And I can let you know that he must have tried it about three times to be a highway patrolman. So to the members of the highway patrol, I say thank you for allowing my son to serve in your ranks and I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Boles, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. I have a unique opportunity, not only to work with the highway patrol with the appropriations with the Justice of Public Safety here, but also professionally. We live in a rural county and the funeral home, we have the medical examiner's contract. And I can tell you that when we go to car accidents, the highway patrol is there and they have the hardest job of having to go and notify the families of the death. But they've always been very professional, compassionate and most of the times they'll put the family in their cars and bring them to our office where they could identify their loved ones. I have the utmost respect for them and the toughest job to me would be go to knock on the door of the family of the person that has just passed away and to tell them that their child has been in a car accident or their loved one. So I commend the resolution and thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the resolution, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I think all of us in here will agree that the first and foremost priority of government is to protect the safety and the security of our citizens. For without that, we would have literally nothing else. Ladies and gentlemen, at the state level, the highway patrol are those individuals, they are at the tip of a spear. And I think it's wonderful that we honor them today for they should be cherished each and every day for the safety and security they provide to each and every one of us and our folks back home. And I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Faircloth, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. You know over the years when I've hired a lot of young fellows and young ladies to become law enforcement officers, fully 50% of the ones that I talk to when I ask them what their goal in life was to be, they said I want to get a little bit of experience with a police agency and then I want to go with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. And that spoke over time to me an awful lot of pride, an awful lot of admiration, an awful lot of the good things about a law enforcement agency...

very positive thoughts from young people who were looking up to go to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. I also had a personal experience that told me a lot about the character of folks in the Highway Patrol when I went out to the University of Louisville back in 1967 and was a classmate with a fellow named Major Lee Lance of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, and he was my classmate out there at the Southern Police Institute. We were out there a semester together and I got to know him so well, and we’d sit around at night and talk about police stories and Highway Patrol stories, and one of them, I’ll never forget, just shows you how innovative those Highway Patrol officers are. Lee always had a smile on his face, and he was telling me that one day he was the only trooper between Asheville and the Tennessee line, and it was a Sunday morning, and he was telling me if they weren’t busy, if a sheriff got a call and didn’t have a deputy to go on a call, they would help out, so he said the call went out that there was a fight at the church up on a certain hill, and so he was close by so he contacted… I think at that time they were using phones in the cars. Anyway, he contacted him and said he’d take care of it. Lee said he drove over there to the church and pulled up to the edge of the yard there and they were fighting like mad. Said there was four or five different groups and they were knocking each other down and kicking each other around, so he said about all he could do, he yelled at them and they didn’t pay any attention, so he said he picked out three and he walked over and put them under arrest, took them over to his car, put them in his car, and he climbed in the car and they started driving off. He was asking them who they were and what was going on and all that, and about halfway toward the jailhouse where he was taking them, one of them looked at the other one and said “Why are we letting him take us to jail?” He said “There’s three of us; there’s only one of him,” and I said “Well Lee, what did you do then?” He said “Well I just pulled the car over at the side of the road and got out and pulled out my revolver,” and I said “Well what were you going to do?” He said “Well I knew what I was going to do but they didn’t,” and he said they suddenly looked at each other and said “Wait a minute! What are you doing?” He said “Well I’ve got to shoot you. I can’t fight all three of you,” and he said they looked at each other and said “Oh man, get back in the car. We’re just kidding,” and he took them on to jail. So those guys are not only sharp and they’re looked up to, but they’re very innovative in certain moments as well. I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Turner, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I thank the sponsors of this resolution and I agree with all the comments that have been made, but as a retired Clerk of Superior Court, I just wanted to commend them on their accuracy and how much time they’ve saved, time and energy they’ve saved, to other state employees, and I appreciate their willingness to be helpful and professional in their attitudes. Thank you. Commend the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Goodman, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, in 1957, maybe the most notorious criminal in the history of North Carolina shot and killed a Highway Patrolman in Richmond County; his name was J. L. Reese. Then he drove to Lee County where he killed another Highway Patrolman; I believe his name was James Brown. Then he made his way out to California, and my father was a sheriff in Richmond County at the time and had to go out to California and extradite him back to North Carolina for trial. Well he got a life sentence in Richmond County and he got a life sentence in Lee County, and he served 57 years in Central Prison, longer than anybody has ever served in prison in North Carolina. I just want to say he deserved every day of it and I recommend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the adoption of the House Committee Substitute of House Resolution 1227. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 117 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative, the House has adopted the House Committee Substitute for house Resolution 1227. The resolution will be ordered printed. Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of all the members, the Chair is happy to extend a thank you and a courtesies of the gallery to the command staff of the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Please stand and let us welcome you and show our thanks.

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe that this person I’d like to extend the courtesies of the gallery is here for the next resolution, but on behalf of all members, especially Representative Bell from Lenoir, Wayne, Greene, Craven county, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to the best commissioner of agriculture in the United States, our own Steve Troxler. Steve, please stand and let us welcome you. We’re going to move to House Resolution 1269. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Resolution 1269. House resolution honoring the memory of George Foster Peabody and James Beard in expressing appreciation for their contributions to, and influence on, American culture. The House resolves. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative John Bell, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To ask that the resolution be read in its entirety and to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The clerk will read the resolution in its entirety. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Whereas George Foster Peabody was a successful investment banker, philanthropist and benefactor of the University of Georgia. Whereas the Peabody Award, named for George Foster Peabody, acknowledges excellence in radio, television and web storytelling and is considered by many in the broadcast industry to be the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Whereas the prestigious Peabody award is awarded each year by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Whereas James Beard was a renowned cookbook author, cooking show host, restaurant owner and cooking instructor whose name is synonymous with American cuisine. Whereas James Beard served as the host of the first television food show and went on to inspire countless others to take an interest in the culinary arts. Whereas, each year, the James Beard Foundation Awards are given for excellence in the food and beverage and related industries. Whereas the legacies of George Foster Peabody and James Beard have made it possible for Vivian Howard and Ben Knight to be inspired to create delicious foods with local agricultural products and to share their creations with others through their restaurants and television show. Whereas in 2006 Vivian Howard, a native of Deep Run, North Carolina, and her husband Ben Knight, a Chicago native and professional artist, opened a high-end barn-to-fork restaurant in Kinston that serves the seasonal and creative cuisine with more than 70% of the restaurant’s food supplied by local farmers. Whereas, in 2013, Chef Howard and Ben Knight opened a second restaurant in Kinston and aired the first season of their television show A Chef’s Life on PBS. Whereas A Chef’s Life is a documentary that follows Chef Howard and Ben Knight in their farm-to-fork restaurant and examines their traditional and modern uses of classic southern ingredients. Whereas, in 2014, A Chef’s Life was awarded a Peabody Award and named a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Awards and whereas the success of Chef Howard and Ben Knight has brought great honor to the state of North Carolina. Now, therefore be it resolved throughout the House of Representatives. Section I: the House of Representatives honors the memory of George Foster Peabody and James Beard and expresses its appreciation for their lasting legacies, which are recognized through the Peabody Award and the James Beard Foundation Awards. Section II: the House of Representatives congratulates Vivian Howard and Ben Knight on being awarded a Peabody Award and for being named a finalist for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. Section III: the principal clerk shall transmit a certified copy of this resolution to Vivian Howard.

and Ben Knight. Section IV: this resolution is effective upon adoption. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker and members of the general assembly. Today we honor the memories of George Foster Peabody and James Beard and express appreciation for their contributions and their influence on American culture. Their legacies live on through the Peabody Award, which is known as the Pulitzer Prize of the broadcasting industry, and the James Beard Foundation Award, which is given for excellence in food and beverage industries. These awards inspire many but are rarely attained. One of those inspired is our own Chef Vivian Howard from Deep Run, North Carolina. Vivian and her husband, Ben Knight, opened Chef and the Farmer, a high-end farm-to-fork restaurant in Kinston, North Carolina in 2006. Chef and the Farmer, which has grown in popularity, is the background for the Peabody-Award-winning series A Chef’s Life which airs on our PBS. What started as a restaurant and cooking show has now grown to so much more. A Chef’s Life has helped make Eastern North Carolina a dinner destination. The show is responsible for introducing Eastern North Carolina to a national audience. The first season of A Chef’s Life was broadcast in PBS markets covering 92% of the country and has been viewed over 15 million times. This has had a direct impact on tourism and the economy of the city of Kinston, Lenoir County and all of Eastern North Carolina. On any given night, you can meet people from all over the country that have come to Kinston just to eat at Chef and the Farmer. A Chef’s Life showcases our rich agricultural heritage and the farmers that make our community very special. Viewers can gather oysters from Cedar Island, pick sweet potatoes at Tull Hill Farms, grab a drink and a snack from Pleasant Hill Grocery and Gas or visit Warren Brothers to find the best produce. Chef Vivian works with over 15 small farmers in Eastern North Carolina to supply the restaurant with the proteins, produce, dairy, nuts and grains that make the farm-to-fork concept a reality. Mr. Speaker and members of this body, I ask that you join me in commending this resolution honoring the memories of George Peabody and James Beard and the successes of Vivian Howard, Ben Knight, Cynthia Hill, and A Chef’s Life. May they continue exploring the South, one ingredient at a time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative George Graham, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker and to my colleagues gathered here today I’d like to extend a heartfelt welcome to those citizens that have travelled here from Kinston and Lenoir County to be a part of this assembly today. I’d like to say that we have total respect and appreciate what has happened here with Ben and Vivian, in terms of what they’ve brought to Eastern North Carolina. It’s not just a local restaurant, it is a national restaurant and people from all over the United States and abroad come and visit Kinston because of this fine facility. It was a old moose stable, downtown in the heart of Kinston, and it was converted to this fine, upbeat New-York-style restaurant. I want to say to you that the food is extremely good, because I go there, but I want to say one other thing if I may. We’ve created over seven million dollars of new investments in the center part of town because of this restaurant and what it is able to do. We’d like to say that the tax credits that kept us in ?? we need to guarantee that they are there because they continue to allow small communities, small counties, cities to develop by having that particular credit available. Along with creating jobs, working with the farmers on this crop and livestock, to have that purchased locally, to prepare the food locally, to distribute the food, is just outstanding and Mr. Chair I commend the resolution. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hamilton, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. A little over a year ago, a young man by the name of Representative John Bell came to visit me at my desk and said, “Susi, you’re the lady that knows a little something about the film industry in the state, aren’t you?” I said, “Yeah, what can I do for you?” He said, “There’s a couple of people I want you to meet that are filming a documentary right now about a farm-to-fork restaurant, but they have more of a reality show kind of thing.” It was then that he introduced me to Vivian and Ben, and they travelled to Wilmington and had lunch with me and my daughter. We sat down and got to know each other. It was an instant connection. Vivian’s vision for the restaurant and for the show is really

what North Carolina culture is all about. It’s about showing off to the rest of the world what’s great about being a North Carolinian, a lot of which has to do with food. What she added to the mix, she and Ben, was the agricultural piece. From what I learned that day, Vivian grew up on a hog farm, I believe, and Ben lived in a big city, a big city called Chicago. They met in culinary school, worked together in big cities for a few years before coming back to North Carolina to make their home and I think it’s the perfect mix and the perfect recipe for success in a town like Kinston to bring the agricultural heritage, the food culture and the world of television to the community to grow its tourism, to grow its economy. I think we can pretty much embrace Ben now as a North Carolinian. We’re glad to have him here, we’re glad to have you both here, and I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not the request before the House is the adoption of House Resolution 1269. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote, 116 having voted affirmative, none in the negative. The House has adopted House Resolution 1269. The resolution will be ordered printed. Ladies and gentlemen, upon motion of Representative John Bell from Lenoir, Wayne, Greene and Craven County and on behalf of all members, many of us who have enjoyed more than one great meal in your restaurant, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to the following list of distinguished guests in the gallery to the rear of the chamber: Vivian Howard; Ben Knight, Vivian’s husband; Cynthia Hill, filmmaker; Amy Shumaker, executive producer; Melinda Lowery, co-producer; Selena Lauterer, consulting producer; Eric Johnson, post supervisor; Scarlet Howard, Vivian’s mother; Gil Zimmerman, interim director and general manager of UNC-TV; Jim Perry, chief operating officer of affordable care; and the following elected officials: Craig Hill, chairman of Lenoir County Commissioners; Commissioner Mac Daughety; Commissioner Eric Rouse; and Commissioner Linda Rouse Sutton. Please stand and welcome. Vivian, I have to admit my only regret is that, when I heard you were going to bring some samples for others who may not have been to your restaurant, that for some reason we couldn’t get the pork belly pot stickers here. We have to see those sooner or later but, ladies and gentlemen, if you’ve not been in this restaurant it is extraordinary, it’s a great success story, it’s something you can all be very proud of. It’s having a huge economic impact in the Kinston and surrounding area. House Resolution 1265 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Resolution 1265. A House resolution honoring the life and memory of Dr. Maya Angelou: poet, novelist, educator, actress, historian, filmmaker, mentor and civil rights leader. House resolves. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Farmer-Butterfield, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen, Dr. Maya Angelou was one of the most renowned and influential voices of our times, hailed as a global renaissance woman. I had the honor of meeting Dr. Angelou years ago and my last time with her was in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In both settings, Dr. Angelou’s words and actions stirred people’s souls, energized their bodies, liberated their minds and healed their hearts. Today I want to share excerpts from one of her well-known poems and two of her many quotes that I especially love. Phenomenal woman.

[0:00:00.0] Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size. But when I start to tell them, they think I’m telling lies. I say, it’s in the reach of my arms, the span of my hips, the stride of my step, the curl of my lips. I’m a woman. Phenomenally, phenomenal woman, that’s me. I walk into a room just as cool as you please, and to a man, the fellows stand or fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, a hive of honey bees. I say, it’s the fire in my eyes, and the flash of my teeth, the swing in my waist, and the joy in my feet. I’m a woman. Phenomenally, phenomenal woman, that’s me. My first quote that I love from the Dr. Angela is each time a woman stands up for herself without knowing it possibly, without climbing it she stands up for all women. And my second quote is, “I have learned that people will forget what you have said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Dr. Angelou’s words inspired enriched our culture and she always choose words to give her audios and leaders piece and power, he ___[01:40] into some and loved by many, I command the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Cherry please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you very much. Upon learning of Dr. Angelou’s death my breath was temporarily taken away. I had indeed it had indeed been a quite since I had actually seen her except on television. Naturally reflections about how we met came to mind as these memories surfaced the thoughts of a woman of courage, conviction, class, commitment and fairness to justice and love for all people regardless of their position and status came to my mind. If you share a space with her at anytime you would never forget her nor her words. Maya herself was a phenomenal woman that’s why she wrote so passionately about the ‘Phenomenal Woman’. God gave her so many gifts and she shared them freely with the world. My fondest memory of her always resonates through her graciousness, she made all people feel better when they were with her and she knew they would never forget her words and they didn’t. She was an author, poet, historian, song writer, play write, dancer, stage and screen producer, director performer singer and civil rights activist. She was well known for her books, a very popular one I know ‘Why the Caged Bird Sings’ which was nominated for the national book award. The first black woman Director in Hollywood, Angelou wrote, produced, directed and starts in productions for state, film and television. Dr. Angelou served on two presidential committees was awarded the Presidential Medal of Arts in the year 2000. The Lincoln Medal in the year 2008 and received three Grammy awards. President Clinton requested that she compose a poem to read at his inauguration in 1993. Dr. Angelou reading of her poem on ‘The Pulse of The Morning’ was broadcast around the world. Dr. Angelou has received over 15 honorary degrees and was appointed Reynolds’s Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I actually met her before she took that appointment. Her words and actions will continue to stir our souls and energize our bodies, liberate our mind… [0:04:59.9] [End of file…]

And heal our hearts. I wish the world had more women like Dr. Maya Angelou. A woman who I learned to love and admire over time. A real renaissance woman. Fellow members of this great House, I commend the resolution to you. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Holley, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I can stand here and say wonderful things about Dr. Angelou but her words speak better. And I’d like to recite one of the poems that as a little black girl, helped me through many, and continues to help me today, and it’s called Still I Rise. You may write me down in history with your bitter twisted lies. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like the sun, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders following down like teardrops, weakened by my soulful cries? Does my haughtiness offend you? Don’t you take it awful hard ‘cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines diggin’ in my own backyard. You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise. Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise that I dance like I’ve got diamonds at the meeting of my thighs? Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise. I commend the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Michaux, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker I came to speak on the resolution and not to debate the resolution. If you’ve lived as long as I have, you’ve had the privilege of meeting a lot of people and knowing a lot of people. And in my lifetime, I’ve had the privilege of meeting many, many people of note. People who have had a great influence on my life. And one of them that I met during my lifetime was Dr. Maya Angelou. It was my privilege to have been in her company on many occasions and in fact to have visited in her home in Winston Salem. And North Carolina should be proud to have, that she chose our state to be our home. And on the occasions that I was in her presence, I always left with the feeling that she, this great lady was a tower of power, a rock of ages, because of the aura that surrounded her. Maya Angelou wrote of the trials and tribulations of a black woman growing up in the land of the free, shackled by the bonds of poverty and racism, she knew that being black was not defined by the color of one’s skin but by the condition of one’s mind. So early on in life, she developed the mindset to succeed in spite of. So I guess the one way I can really describe her and what I got from my short relationship with her, can be developed by a play on the words of ?? She chose not to be a common woman, because she conditioned her mind to be uncommon. She sought opportunity, not security. She did

not wished to be a kept citizen humbled and though, by having the state look after her, she took the calculated risk, to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. She refused to barter in Senate for a dole. She preferred the challenge of life to the guaranteed existance, the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. She did not trade freedom for beneficence, nor her dignity for a handout. She never cowered before any master, nor bent to any threat. She recognized that her heritage was to stand erect, proud and unafraid to think and act for herself, enjoy the benefit of her creations, and to face the world boldly and say "This, I have done." She was a teacher who taught us through the written word that we as a race can overcome those barriers that have been put upon us. How to take those things and turn them into contributing factors. She taught us, both black and white, to understand that in the beauty of diversity, that the only melodies of beauty coming from a piano are when you play the black keys and white keys together. She has made and is still making a great contribution to our way of life. This tower of power, this rock of ages, has through her written words, her experiences and not only a black woman, but as a woman, as a human being, the mindset necessary to achieve. A mindset that would help us all to a brighter, more fulfilling tomorrow. There is so much more that I could say about this great lady, but she says everything so eloquently in her words which I challenge all to at least read once or twice. So as she passes on with the pantheon of others who passionately wrote about life: Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Richard Wright, Chester Hines, Amiri Baraka, and those who have made significant contributions to our society in spite of, I think it only fitting and proper that her final benediction be taken from the words of Rev. Pearly, upon the completion of the funeral services of the plantation owner that was held in a small black church on the plantation. And those who want to know a bit more about that, see me afterwards. But this I think would be Maya Angelou's words to you as she travels that road to Heaven. "Today my friends, I find in being black a thing of beauty. A joy, a secret cup of gladness, a native land that neither time nor place, a native land in every black person's face. Be loyal to yourself, your hair, your lips, your southern speech, your laughing kindness. A black person's kingdom is as vast as any other. Accept in full the sweetness of your blackness, not wishing to be white, nor red, nor yellow, nor any other race or face but this. Farewell, my deep in Africaning brothers and sisters, be brave. Keep freedom in the family. Do what you can for the white folks and write me in care of the heavenly post office. And now, may the Constitution of the United States go with you, the Declaration of Independance stand by you, the Bill of Rights protect you, and may your own dreams be your only boundaries, henceforth now and forever. The song is at an end, but the melody lingers on." I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Lambeth, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Maya Angelou and I were introduced to Wake Forest University at about the same time. She as the featured speaker at ?? auditorium, and I as a freshman accountant in the finance department at Wake Forest medical center. I think it appropriate that her memorial service was announced as a celebration of her rising joy. For anyone who knew Dr. Angelou, heard her speak or read any of her literacy works, they knew that she was deep devout woman of faith. Dr. Ed Wilson, provost emeritus of Wake Forest, was one of the many dignitaries who spoke at Dr. Angelou's service. He eloquently described her as, "an enormously gifted woman who would be welcomed anywhere in the land ?? to this southern university and make it her home. I think that because somehow besides honoring her we would love her and we wanted her as a companion. As her colleague and fellow teacher, he would remember her as one who taught

from her soul, and wanted to learn from the hearts of the students who entrusted her. I personally recall how popular her classes were, they always filled up quickly. Dr. Angelou was a renowned artist, professor, and a master of words, and an ambassador for courage and truth. One of my favorite sayins is on courage: "Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue consistantly. History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be relived. But if faced with courage, need not be lived again." I commend the resolution for your approval. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Adams, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. I've learned that no matter what happens or how bad it seems today, life does go on and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: A rainy day, lost luggage, entangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life, I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands, because you need to be able to throw some things back. I've learned that whenever I decide with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned even when I have pains, I don't have to be a pain. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone, because people love a warm hug or just a friendly pat on the back. And I've learned I still have a lot to learn. These incredible life lessons are described in the words of a remarkable gifted writer, renowned poet, activist, trail blazer, activist teacher and mother, phenomenal Dr. Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou served to inspire generations over her lifetime, which spanned over 8 and a half decades. And what a blessing she's been and will continue to be. I had the pleasaure of meeting Dr. Angelou and being in her presence many times, as she was a frequent visitor on the campus of Bennett College, interacting in formal and informal settings with our students and even serving on our board of trustees there. She was community oriented and during her early years, she made appearances in various locations and events throughout the triad area. And I always made my way to wherever she was to hear her powerful poetic messages, always in awe and I was always inspired and mesmerized by her presence. And on May 28th, our state and our nation and this world lost an incredible humanitarian. A skillful writer and extraordinary orator, whose poetry spanned our journey, chronicled our hearts, and documented our struggles as we move from the orations of Martin Luther King Jr., to the presidency of Barack Obama. It was an extraordinary honor for me to attend her funeral several weeks ago and to witness the celebration of her amazing life with musical and historical legends. Dr. Angelou was indeed a phenomenal woman, she was a role model, she was a "shero" and an arousing spirit who loved who she was, and she taught others, especially African-American women and young girls to embrace themselves and to acknowledge their greatness. She was rooted in culture and grounded in the goodness of the Earth. Dr. Angelou was so vividly articulated, this love and her sense of pride in her amazing famous poetic renditions, a phenomenal woman as you've heard already. This writing was among thousands, including her best known book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. They demonstrated her talent for weaving words into songs and songs into melodies. She was versatile, she was focused, she was fixated on humanity and helping to bring love and kindness into this world, and indeed she did that. And like every great artist, she emerged from deep and sorrowful struggle to reveal a beautiful, confident, calm and wise soul. And she used that struggle to transform herself, and she made us believe

And we too could transform ourselves. So I truly thank God today for the life of this remarkable woman, Dr. Maya Angelou, who was indeed phenomenal. Who’s phenomenal in her strength and creative genius, woke up this nation and caused us to take a good look at ourselves and how we should treat one another, reminding us of the quote that you’ve already heard. That people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of this House, I’m pleased to support this resolution and I commend it to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Mobley, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak briefly on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I won’t be long. But I just did not realize that this woman, as great as she is, and how I learned from her, until I started to listen to some of the things that were said about her during her passing. I have a habit of stopping people sometimes when they call me by my first name and they really don’t know me. And I found out during the week of her passing, that she did that. She would stop them and say, no I’m not Maya, I’m Dr. Angelou. So when I stop people from calling me by my first name, my defense of that is saying, you don’t know me so how do you feel you can call me Annie? But I think that’s just the times that we’re living in. I think she was a phenomenal woman, and she has taught me to be just that as well. And I’m going to close with this quote from her. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Farmer-Butterfield, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’d like for the comments today to spread across the ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] So ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Terry, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Representative Farmer-Butterfield just asked the question that I was going to request of you, thank you very much. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate. If not, the question before the House is the adoption of House Resolution 1265. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. [PAUSE] All members, please record. All those wishing to do so, please record. Representative Floyd? The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 108 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, the House Resolution 1265 has been adopted. Resolution will be ordered printed. Now going back to the top of the calendar. House Bill 1113, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 1113, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt a transfer regard to road side pursuit ?? local agreement from the city of Asheville in Henderson County from Article 16 of Chapter 16A of the general statutes and from the ?? act. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative McGrady, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for a motion and to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I move to concur, with respect to House Bill 1113. This is a matter to resolve a dispute between Henderson County and the city of Asheville. All of the members of the delegation, both ?? and Henderson County agree to this. Changes that were made in the Senate were technical and made at my request, with the consent of all the parties, so I would ask that we do concur.

Further discussion, further debate on the motion? If not, the question before the House is the motion to concur from Representative McGrady and the Senate Committee substitute for House Bill 1113. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote, 112 having voted affirmative, none in the negative. The House has concurred in the Senate Committee substitute for House Bill 1113. The bill be enrolled. House Bill 1218 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1218. A bill ?? meaning to charge the city of Monroe to remove the provision authorized so that ?? should have direct supervisory authority of the city attorney. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The clerk will read the Senate Amendment #1. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell moves to amend the bill on page 1, line 4 by deleting. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Horn, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to make a motion and to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, this bill left the House with full support, went to the Senate where it, on second reading, passed unanimously. On third reading, there was an amendment added that significantly changed the bill so I ask that the House do not concur. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Johnson, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Senate Amendment #1 I happen to agree with, but I want to thank Representative Horn and Brody for allowing me to speak on this. Without airing the dirty laundry in my community I will say that I agree with the Senate amendment but, because the House is not acceptable of that amendment, I would ask that you vote with Representative Horn’s recommendation not to concur so that I can possibly work out a solution that would satisfy this House. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the motion? The question before the House is the motion by Representative Horn to not concur in Senate Amendment #1 for House Bill 1212. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote, 116 having voted affirmative and none in the negative. The House has supported the motion to not concur in the Senate Amendment #1 for House Bill 1218. Representative Horn and Representative Johnson, if possible, I would like to get conferees as quick as possible so we can get to work on the conference report, and by as quickly as possible I mean over the next 10 or 15 minutes. House Bill 1247 the clerk will read.

Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 1247, a bill to be entitled An Act to Allow Limited Appointment of Elected Public Officials to the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority and to Provide that Imminent Domain Must be Authorized by the Affected Appointing Authority. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative McGrady, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make a motion to speak to the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to make a motion and to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, colleagues, my motion is to concur with the Senate changes to House Bill 1247. This again, believe it or not, is a regional bill related to in and around the things outside of Atlanta, I mean Asheville, and Buncombe County and it's been a long day, folks. All the parties agree to it. We made some technical changes at the request of staff to this bill and I would ask for the House to concur. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the motion by Representative McGrady to concur in the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 1247. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. One hundred and fifteen having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative. The House has conferred in the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 1247. The bill will be enrolled. Ladies and gentlemen, we did vote not to concur in House Bill 1218. Conferees will be Horn, Chair, Johnson, Ford and Glazier. The Senate will be so notified. House Bill 189, the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 189, a bill to be entitled An Act to Amend the Laws Regarding Information Provided to Non-Custodial Parents Subject to Wage Withholding Orders Under the Laws Pertaining to Child Support, to Make Technical Corrections Uniform to Afford Parents Custody and Visitation Act, to Modernize Business Court by Making Technical Clarifying Administrative Changes to the Procedures for Complex Business Case, to Streamline the Process of Corporate Reorganization, Utilizing Holding Companies to Allow for Shareholders Ascent to Exclusive Form and to Create a Three Judge Panel. General Assembly invalidated based upon the North Carolina and the United States Constitution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen, before we get to the motion, debating the motion on that bill, the Chair would like to extend a thank you and a courtesies of the floor to the nurse of the day. The nurse of the day is Lucerene McZeke of Raleigh. Lucerene, thank you for being here and thank you for your service. [applause] Representative Stevens, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make a motion and speak on the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to make a motion and to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members of the House, we sent over a very nice, clean, bipartisan bill that was well supported and only two pages long. We got back a 15 page bill that includes lots of things that we know we're not going to agree on so I'm going to ask you not to concur. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion further debate on the motion? If not, the question before the House is the motion by Representative Stevens to not concur in the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 189. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. All members, check your vote. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. One hundred and sixteen having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. The motion passes. The House does not concurred in the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 189. Conferees will be appointed and the Senate will be so notified. House Bill...

1056. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Substitute for House Bill 1056, a bill to be entitled An Act Amending the Charter of the town of Lake Lure to Provide that the Plat and Book Number in the Office of the Rutherford County Register of Deeds Where the Official Map of the Town’s Boundaries is Recorded. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hager, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I had a good vote on this yesterday and I appreciate your yes vote again today. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the house is the passage of the House Committee Substitute to House Bill 1056 on its third reading. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. All members please record. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 115 having voted in the affirmative and 1 in the negative, the House Committee substitute to House Bill 1056 has passed its third reading and will be sent to the Senate by a special message. And Representative Tine is recognized for his moral victory. Senate Bill 767. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 767, a bill to be entitled An Act removing Certain Described Property from the Corporate Limits of the City of Rockingham. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Goodman, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Appreciate your good vote yesterday. I hope you’ll do the same today. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of Senate Bill 767 on its third roll call reading. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. All members please record. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 116 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative, Senate Bill 767 has passed its third reading and will be in order enrolled. Senate Bill 78. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 78, a bill to be entitled An Act to Require Cities and Counties to Remove Personal Information from Records Available on Internet Websites Maintained by Counties and Cities when Requested by Certain Law Enforcement Personnel, Prosecutors and Judicial Officers. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Malone, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] to amend the bill, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman wishes to send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We’re moving to amend the bill on page 1 – [SPEAKER CHANGES] If the gentleman would hold. The gentleman is recognized to send forth an amendment. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is Amendment ATJ-65 V2. Representative Malone moves to amend the bill on page 1, line 2 through page 2, line 12 by rewriting those lines to read… [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. What we’re doing here, ladies and gentlemen, is we’re turning this into a study committee. It’s going to be an act to require North Carolina courts to commission the study, same thing we were talking about last week, requiring cities and counties to remove personal information from their websites. The same rules are still applying. We’re still looking at things. One of the points that I wanted to make that some of the people have been talking about was city and county websites from which nonelected officials may request removal of their personal information, some people wanted to know whether or not that might include the Register of Deeds or whether or not we should take it out. That’s something that we’re going to look at. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stevens, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House, I really want to say I thank Representative Malone for going this way. The bill he wants to do is an incredibly good thing to try and help out law enforcement officers; however it creates a lot of unintended consequences and I’d like those people on the Courts Commission to take a look at it to figure out all those unintended consequences and if there are ways to avoid them, and I will tell you that as Chair of the Courts Commission, I promised that we would hear it at our first meeting, so I’d ask for your support on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the amendment? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the amendment sent forth by Representative Malone.

To the House Committee substitute number 2 for Senate Bill 78. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All members please record. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Blust. The clerk will let the machine record the vote. 116 have in the affirmative. None in the negative. The amendment passes. We're now back on the bill as amended. Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of Senate Bill 78 as amended on its second reading. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote. 116 having voted in the affirmative. None in the negative. House Committee Substitute Number 2 for Senate Bill 78 as amended has passed at second reading. Due to the amendment it will remain on the calendar for a third reading tomorrow. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen, the motion to not concur in House Bill 189 passed. Representative Stevens has sent for the conference committee. The conferees will be Stevens, Chair, Rick Glazier, Larry Hall, Tim Moore. The Senate will be so notified. The House will be at ease for a moment, we're trying to sort out a couple of administrative matters. The House will come to order. Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a motion pertaining to today's calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman may state his motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, members, we received House Bill 330 back from the Senate, this was a bill, the short title was "Planned Community Act, Declarant Rights" It's come back for a concurrence vote. My understanding is the bill sponsor is fine with it. So I would move that the bill be added to today's calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection. So ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Senate Committee substitute for House Bill 330. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee substitute for House Bill 330. A bill to be entitled, "An Act Amending the North Carolina Planned Community Act Regarding the Transfer of Special Declarant Rights." [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Bryan, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make a motion and to speak the-- To move to concur with the Senate Committee substitute for House Bill 330 and to speak to the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members, this is a bill we passed unanimously in the House. There were a couple of small changes worked on with various stake-holders on the Senate side. It passed unanimously in the Senate, 48 to nothing, and I would ask for you to concur with the Senate Committee substitute. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Glazier, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To see if Representative Bryan would yield for a question, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Bryan, does the gentleman yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I will. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Thank you, Representative. I just wanted to make sure, were the changes technical? Was there anything substantive, cause th--

Bill was fine when it left here. [SPEAKER CHANGES] There was some work done with the home builders on a couple of clarifications to the, to one section, it’s hard to call them purely technical because I think they’re arguably a little bit more than that but they were worked on by all the interested parties, and they were acceptable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the motion. If not, the question before the House is the motion by Representative Bryant to concur in the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 330. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. [PAUSE] All members please record. [PAUSE] The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 113 having voted affirmative, 2 in the negative. The House has concurred and the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 330. The bill will be enrolled. Ladies and gentlemen, or actually special messages from the Senate, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Special messages from the Senate. Mr. Speaker ?? House of Representatives with the information ?? Senate failed to concur in Senate Bill 614 ?? to further protect military land, ?? military affairs commission and to protect sensitive military documents. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Special message from the Senate. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to message from the Senate on June 30, 2014, informing the House of Representatives that the Senate fails to concur in Senate Bill 648, a bill ?? creating transparency in contracts between the attorney general and private attorneys. President Pro Tempore appoints Senator Jackson chair, Senators Rucho, Barringer and Apodaca on the part of the Senate to confer with like committee appointed by your own body ?? differences arising may be resolved respectfully, Senator Ryan, principal clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. Chairs for the conference committee for Senate Bill 648 will be Daughtry, Chair. Stam, Faircloth, Ted Davis, and Ed Hanes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, pursuant to message from the Senate on June 30, 2014, informing the House of Representatives that the Senate fails to concur in Senate Bill 793, a bill ?? provide teacher ?? charter school may serve as ?? board. The president pro tempore appoints Senator Tillman, chair, Senators Soucek, ?? and Rayburn on part of the Senate to confer with like committee appointed by your own body, and differences arising may be resolved. Respectful, Sarah Lane, principal clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. Conferees for Senate Bill 793 will be Horne, Chair. Cotham, Hardister and Lewis. The Senate will be so notified. Ladies and gentlemen, we anticipate that tomorrow we will meet at 2:30. We are also trying to work out so that we do not have to meet on Friday, the 4th of July. Not sure exactly what time we will be meeting on Thursday though, so I cannot give you a firm time. We’ll try and work it out and let you know as quickly as possible. Notices and announcements. Representative West, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members of the House. The environment committee scheduled this afternoon has been canceled. We will meet tomorrow morning at 10:00 in room 544. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Samuelson, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] A moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized for a point of personal privilege. The House will come to order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members, this is the first day of my last month on this floor and because that can be trying, I wrote out some of my comments but I thought I’d keep them kind of short. I wanted to talk about the things on my desk, because all of us have things on our desk that mean something to us, and when we take the time to ask people we’re often curious to see them. So one of the first things that will always be on my desk is a box of tissue, because it’s so you-know-what cold in here, that my nose is always running.

And that is one of the few things that I will not miss around here. The second is I have this license plate from the Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail. As Representative Carney will know, we’ve worked on this for as long as I’ve been in politics, and it’s the one project that in my entire time in politics I know I will love until the day I die. It is also symbolic of my love for the environment, which is based on what I believe is the Lord’s commandment that the environment is a gift to us and we are to use it but not abuse it, and every time I look at this, it would remind me of that. This you heard about when we had the NASCAR Hall of Fame. This is my season pass to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. I love the science of NASCAR, but unexpected to me, last week it became the tool to the answer to a longtime dream of mine to be invited to the White House, and I wasn’t here last week because Pricey Harrison was kind enough to get my name on a list to honor Jimmy Johnston, who was one of my constituents, and I got to go to the White House because of NASCAR. My mother will be astounded. The other thing here is a Valentine’s Day present from my grandchild on his first Valentine’s, and I’m looking real forward to spending a lot more time with my family, but it also makes me think… Some of you know that this child was not a planned child and that it involved many protocol issues with various family members, and I know that many of you have the same issues with your family, and when we’re here we’re so business-related, we don’t often think about our families, and so I wanted to encourage all of you to care for one another when I am gone. In here is… I used to call it mind candy because everybody else has candy, but it’s versus from scripture, it’s quotes from famous people, and I have them there to always remind me how valuable and important it is for us to learn from the people who go before us and to particularly learn from the word of God, which has been my lifeblood. Under my glass here I have a seating chart, and the seating chart, every time I look at it it reminds me of my favorite time every day when we’re in session, and that’s to be here, because it’s the easiest way to connect with everybody and when needed to go about and encourage or equip us to do the work that we have been called to do. Under my computer I have a map of the state of North Carolina. It used to be accurate on districts; it’s not anymore, but it is accurate on counties, and it helps me realize as a native North Carolinian how wonderful our state is and the role that each of you play in making that state wonderful, and it also sometimes reminds me of my first session here when I realized I’d never been t the Outer Banks – there were lots of parts of the state I’d never been to – and went and took a tour, and I wanted to thank Representative Daughtry for taking me to my first ever hog farm, and what an impact that made on me to be able to see a hog farm and to experience parts of the state that I had not been to. But the deepest… I shouldn’t have looked at him – and the most personal pieces of my desk have always been these hymns that I keep under here because when things get really testy, sometimes I’ll look at these hymns and I’ll read through them and just sort of quote them to myself and remind myself that there is life outside of politics, and so I wanted to close with these first and last verse of my favorite hymn – at least my favorite in the glass. Hold on a second. This doesn’t count toward my time. In Christ alone my hope is found. He is my light, my strength, my song. This cornerstone, this solid ground firm, through the fierce, fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace when fears are stilled, when strivings cease. My comforter, my all and all. Here in the love of Christ I stand, no guilt in life, no fear in death. This is the power of Christ in me. From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny. No power of hell, no scheme of man can ever pluck me from his hand. ‘Til he returns or calls me home, here in the power of Christ I’ll stand. I’ll love and miss you all, but I’m looking forward to my second half.

[0:00:00.0] [Applause] Representative John Bell please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To appoint a personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to appoint a personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members thank you for your support and resolution today been ___[00:33] or still outside here we do have some cake and some puns so please come enjoy yourself after session thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Weiss please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] An announcement Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker this is been a room change on the environment committee tomorrow it will be in room 643. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further notices and announcements, ratification bills and resolutions, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Good morning, clerk reports the following bill for property representative the office of Secretary of State, Senate Bill 767: An act removing certain described property from the corporate limits of the city of Rockingham. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and Gentlemen we get moved to not concur and 614 or earlier today conferee Senate Bill 614, conferees will be Cleveland Chair, Witt Mayor and John Bell. Senator will be soon notified. Representative Dollar please state your purpose? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Full appropriations will meet tomorrow morning at 08:30, full appropriations tomorrow morning 08:30 in room 643, we will take up one bill and that is medicate reform House Bill I believe 1181 or 1182. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Harrison please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, the Democratic Working Group will be meeting 15 minutes after session in room 1425. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Howard please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, House finance will meet at 01:00 PM in room 643 tomorrow and we will be hearing series of bills. The agenda will be posted shortly and I will be glad to answer any questions about those bills. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Luke please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Howard for a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, Sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady yells. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Howard how can we ask you a question if the agenda will be… [SPEAKER CHANGES] The agenda is being posted now on subject to change Representative Luke but ___[03:08] it’s House Bill 1144, Senate Bill 731, Senate Bill 846, Senate Bill 853, and Senate Bill 871. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you mam. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, Sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and Gentlemen and Representative Samuelson just correct me if I’m wrong, I believe that it was the intent of the members who are carrying the Coal-Ash Bill tonight or maybe tomorrow at 11:00 AM to take up the Coal-Ash Bill in Environment Committee, we will then come into session at 12:30 strictly for the purposes to being able to re-refer that bill to the Finance Committee for the 01:00 PM meeting, there will be no votes at 12:30. So, you can come to session if you choose it will simply be an administrative session, the actual session or votes will be taken will be at 02:30 PM tomorrow. Representative Samuelson please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To ask a question of the Chair of Environment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Weiss does the gentleman yell? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, Sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman yells. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I believe the speaker said 11 but committee meeting at 10? [SPEAKER CHANGES] PM is what I was told. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Then 10 o’clock is fine, in that case we will probably meet at noon just for the administrative re-referral. We will adjourn to noon tomorrow. Again, there will be no vote at noon and we will read, reconvene at 02:30 to take up any matters on the calendar. [0:04:59.9] [End of file…]

Further notices and announcements? Representative Moore? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I have an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] the gentleman is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The House Committee on Rules, Calendar and Operations will meet immediately upon adjournment in room 1228. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Glazier, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To see if Representative Moore would yield for a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore, does the gentleman yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Thank you, Representative, and I just wondered what is on the agenda for the Rules Committee? I may have missed it; I’m sorry. [SPEAKER CHANGES] It’s printed downstairs; I don’t have it with me. It’s two bills that were taken out, but I don’t believe they’re anything controversial. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further notices and announcements? Seeing none, Representative Tim Moore is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Mr. Speaker, I move that the house do now adjourn, subject to ratification of bills, messages from the Senate, committee reports, conference reports, re-referral of bills and resolutions, appointment of conferees, introductions of bills and resolutions and modifications to the calendar, to reconvene on Wednesday July 2nd at 12 noon. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore moves, seconded by representative Samuelson, that the house do now adjourn, subject to ratification of bills and resolutions, receipt of messages from the Senate, committee reports, conference reports, re-referral of bills and resolutions, introduction of bills and resolutions, appointment of conferees and modifications to the calendar, to reconvene on July 2nd at 12 noon. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed, no. The ayes have it. The House stands adjourned.