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Senate | July 15, 2014 | Chamber | Session

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The Senate will come to order. Sergeant at Arms will close the doors. Members will go to their seats. Without objection our prayer will be postponed until 2 o’clock session, so everybody behave. Senator Clark's recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes sir? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The journal of Monday, July 14th 2014 has been examined and has found to be correct. I move that the Senate dispense with reading of the journal and that it stand approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection the journal for July 14th is approved as written. Any further business? Senator Wade’s recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, I move that the Senate do now recess subject to messages from the House and the Governor the referral and re-referral of bills and resolutions, receipt and referral of committee reports, the ratification of bills, and the appointments of conferees, to reconvene on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate will stand in recess subject to the stipulation stated by Senator Wade until 2 o’clock p.m. Senate stands in recess till 2:30... 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 Chaplin. All members and guests in the gallery please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Please pray with me. As a mother comforts her child so will I comfort you. You will be comforted over Jerusalem. Isaiah 66, “lord at time we do feel the sharp need of your comfort, like the Israelites in exile." As we think about Senator Parmon, we acknowledge that she might feel troubled with the recent death of her husband, Albert. We life her up to you. We give you thanks for his life. Hear our cry lord for help, and save us. Stay near to us and come to us and comfort us all. May you bring us life and comfort into places where death once ruled. Give us calm assurance for the future on this day. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Member’s leaves of absence are granted for Senators Parmon, Senator Meredith, and Senator Newton... Senator Apodaca is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. Some motions, if I might? [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. House bill 1033 Special Assessment Damn Repair, currently Committee on AG/g. I ask that it be re-referred to Committee on Fiancé. [SPEAKER CHANGES] That objection’s ordered [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 883 Disapprove the EMC/g Buffer Rule, currently Committee on AG/g, I ask that it be removed from AG and re-referred to the Committee on Rules. [SPEAKER CHANGES] That objection’s ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 105 Add Towns to State Health Plan, currently in Committee on Rules. I ask that it be removed from Rules and placed on tomorrow’s calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] That objection’s ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President while we were in recess two committee reports were reported in, and some of those are time sensitive. So I’d like to make a motion that House bill 644 Prevent Hazardous Drug Exposure, House bill 1212 Burlington Charter Schools, House bill 1154 Moore County schools, House bill 1114 Elk Park Deed Transferring Properties, and Senate bill 788 Town of Duck, be placed on the end of today’s calendar for immediate consideration. [SPEAKER CHANGES] That objection, House bill 644, House bill 1212, House bill 1154, House bill 1114, and Senate bill 788, will be added to the calendar. Members I think we need to take a short stand of ease while a amended calendar gets passed out. We’ll stand at ease for just a minute. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca

recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Mr. President, additional motion back to Senate Bill 105. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate will come to order. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 105. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Hold on, hold on. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Okay. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate will come to order. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Soucek, sit down. Let's go. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Okay, the Senate is back in session, Senator at the dock. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. President. Senate Bill 105, previously we put on tomorrow's calendar, I move to be taken off tomorrow's calendar and placed on today's supplemental calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES]So ordered. Okay, we will now stand at ease for a couple of minutes while we get those printed and handed out. The Senate stands at ease. The Senate will come back to order. It is my understanding the calendar has been passed out. Members, our nurse of the day is Brian Lupo of Raleigh, North Carolina. Nurse Lupo, thank you for your service to the Senate today. Ratification of bills, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Your old bill, the rolling clerk reports the following bill duly ratified for presentation to the governor. Senate Bill 794, an act to disapprove certain rules adopted by the North Carolina Industrial Commission to provide specific direction to the industrial commission to replace the rules, to amend certain provisions of the Worker's Compensation law, and to allow the conference of chief district judges to prescribe uniform state-wide presumptive guidelines for the computation of retroactive child support obligations. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Okay members, we're about to go to the calendar, local bill, 2nd reading roll call, House Bill 1212, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]House Bill 1212, Burlington Charter Revision and Consolidation. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Gunn's recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. President. This came over from the House with a 111-0 vote. It does exactly what it says. Burlington, after 60 years, is doing the revisions and consolidations of their city charter. I know of no opposition. This was at the request of city council and it just cleans up the charter so they can move forward. I appreciate your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Further discussion or debate. [SPEAKER CHANGES]There is none. The question for the Senate is passage of the 2nd reading of committee substitute to House Bill 1212, all in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no. 5 seconds will be allowed for the voting, the clerk will record the vote. 47 having voted in the affirmative, and none in the negative, House Bill 1212 passes its 2nd reading, and will remain on the calendar. Senate Bill 788, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 788, Town of Duck, Immanent Domain. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Cook's recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Apparently the law allows certain coastal counties and municipalities immanent domain, power as needed to address beach erosion control, or flood and hurricane protection. These governmental entities can acquire needed property through condemnation proceedings known as 'quick take'. This local bill simply adds the Town of Duck to that long list of counties an municipalities that use quick take condemnation to protect their beach. This bill has the support of the town council and community. I know of no opposition, I ask for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Further discussion or debate. Hearing none, the question for the Senate is passage of the 2nd reading of Senate Bill 788, all in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES]All opposed, no. The aye's have it, and Senate Bill 788 has passed its 2nd reading and will without objection be read a 3rd time. [SPEAKER CHANGES]North Carolina general assembly acts. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the Senate is passage on the 3rd reading of Senate Bill 788, all in favor will say aye, [SPEAKER CHANGES]Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES]All opposed no. The aye's have it, and Senate Bill 788 has passed its 3rd reading and will be sent to the House. Members, we actually have 2 more local bills that I would propose to block vote, and voice vote. Is there any objection to voting House Bill 1114, and House Bill 1154 at the same time? Hearing none.

the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1114, Elk Part D, Transferring property. House Bill 1154, Moore County Schools Transfer of Property. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate on these two local bills? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage on Second reading of House Bill 1114 and House Bill 1154. All in favor will say aye. All opposed will say no. The aye's have it and House Bill 1114 and House Bill 1154 have passed their second reading and will, without objection, be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage on third reading of House Bill 1114 and House Bill 1154. All in favor will say aye. All opposed will say no. The aye's have it and House Bill 1114 and House Bill 1154 have passed their third reading and both will be enrolled. Public bill second reading, House Bill 644, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 644, Prevent Hazardous Drug Exposure. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hise is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President and members of the Senate. Actually, before I begin I just got to take a second in this discussion to thank Representative Fulghum for his work on this bill. This is something that he has pushed for two years, trying to get through the floor, and it was quite disheartening that he couldn't have been there this morning in rules to be part of that and I hope I can do some justice to his arguments as we move forward. But basically this bill deals with individuals in the healthcare profession who are dealing with angioplastic[??] agencies or chemotherapy agents which can be quite dangerous if not handled and dealt with appropriately. This bill requires a Commissioner of Labor under standards set forth in the bill to establish how those should be dealt with and how clean up of those agents should be dealt with and establish those regulations in the healthcare workforce. So if you have any questions I'll do my best to answer them but I would ask for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Senator Tillman, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President, to ask Senator Hise a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hise, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hise, I'm not very familiar with this bill except that just reading it. Tell me if the regulations that we're going to require of our healthcare workers go beyond anything that's presently required such as double gloves and a lot of other things of that nature? Are we going out there, way beyond what's already required? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The regulations we currently have are federal regulations under the workforce. They're also exist federal recommendations from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, that comes forward. Currently we have no state level regulations on dealing with these. These will allow the Commissioner of Labor to establish those based on those recommendations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Follow-up. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hise, I specifically want to know if this is beyond anything that's now required. Are we going beyond what's on the federal requirement list? Are we going beyond that with what we see here? [SPEAKER CHANGES] These would move beyond what is in the federal regul-, what is currently on the regulations and would move us tot he recommendations that exist for dealing with these chemicals. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And just one final follow-up. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And who do these recommendations come from, Senator? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Again, this comes from, and I don't know how to pronounce the acronym, NOISH, which is the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And that's just a recommendation? [SPEAKER CHANGES] That is. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage on second reading of the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 644. All in favor will vote aye. All opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote, 46 having voted in the affirmative and 1 in the negative. House Bill 6- [SPEAKER CHANGES] Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage on third reading of Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 644. All in favor will say aye. All opposed no. The aye's have it and House Bill 644 has passed its

Third reading and will be returned to the committee and will be returned to the House on the issue of concurrence on the Senate committee substitute. Senate bill one oh five the cleric will read. SPEAKER CHANGES: Senate bill one oh five ?? S P. SPEAKER CHANGES: Senator Appadaka is recognized. SPEAKER CHANGES: Thank you mister president members just getting back from a household differently sending over but they've added Elizabeth town and Matthews to the state health plan they had the necessary actuarial notes done and everything seems to be in order I ask for your concurrence. SPEAKER CHANGES: Senator Tillman I apologize you had your light on as well did you...further discussion or debate? Herein none the question is concurrent the motion to concur in the House committee substitute bill one oh five. All in favor will vote aye all opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for voting the cleric will record the vote. Forty seven having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative the city concurs in the House committee substitute and the bill will be enrolled and sent to the governor. Notices and announcements. Is there further business come from the Senate. Senator Appadaka for what purpose do you rise? SPEAKER CHANGES: Mister president two motions if I might. SPEAKER CHANGES: You have the floor. SPEAKER CHANGES: House bill eleven twenty two body commissioners Durham protect board currently in state and local government move that it be removed from state and room for the committee on rules. Without objection so order. SPEAKER CHANGES: Thank you mister president House bill ten ninety six SPEAKER CHANGES: House bill ten ninety six union county ambulance service currently in state and local government. I ask that it be removed from there and refurb the committee on rules. SPEAKER CHANGES: Without objection so order. SPEAKER CHANGES: Thank you mister president an announcement if I might. SPEAKER CHANGES: You have the floor. SPEAKER CHANGES: Thank you members check your computers tonight rules will be meeting tomorrow morning at nine am in room six forty three. We'll be hearing the first phase of Medicaid reform and some additional bills. So I look forward to seeing you there. SPEAKER CHANGES : Further notices and announcements. Senator Rucho for what purpose do you rise? SPEAKER CHANGES: To make an announcement please? SPEAKER CHANGES: You have the floor. SPEAKER CHANGES: We will be having a finance committee meeting tomorrow morning and so all members of the finance committee be prepared to attend pay close attention to the calendar so you'll what is on our agenda Thank you. SPEAKER CHANGES: Senator Brown for what purpose do you rise? SPEAKER CHANGES: I have an announcement SPEAKER CHANGES: Joint conferences for the house of senate will be holding about fifteen minutes after session ends on the 6th floor...643. SPEAKER CHANGES: Senator John for what purpose do you rise? SPEAKER CHANGES: Conference meeting will be arriving tomorrow at 12 o'clock. SPEAKER CHANGES: Is there further business come for the senate. If not the chair rises senator Bate for a motion. SPEAKER CHANGES: Thank you Mr. President. I move that the senate do now adjourn subject to messages from the house and governor. The referral and re referral of bills and resolutions receipt and referral of committee reports. The receipts of conference reports, ratification of bills and appointment of conferee reconvene on Wednesday July sixteen and the meeting will be a skeletal session as I understand it at nine thirty am.