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House | July 8, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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The House will come to order, members please take your seats. Members and visitors in the gallery please silence all electronic devices. The prayer will be offered by Representative Susan Martin. Members please stand and please remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. SPEAKER CHANGES: Lord I come before you today with great praise and thanksgiving you have poured out such great blessings among this body and Lord I want to first want to thank you for this great nation. And for this holiday of the independence day that we could celebrate and for the wisdom of our founding fathers who recognized that we are one nation under God. And also recognize Lord that as they came to this point in their session of developing the Constitution that they needed a recess before the fourth of July and that they needed to call on you. And Lord you have blessed us with a great state of North Carolina and your word says that there is no authority except that which God has established. Lord I thank you so much for all the people represented in this body and that you have called them to this leadership. And that you have given us an important job to do and at this point Lord that I come before you with humility and say that we need you. And that unless the Lord builds the house the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city the guards watch in vain according to Psalms one twenty seven. Lord don't let us labor in vain. I pray that you would pour out your holy spirit on us now and help us to do the work that you have called us to do. Whether it's ego, whether it's pride or whether it's just our humanity getting in the way of what is right and what is your will for your people. I pray Lord that you would help us to put it aside and to compromise for the good of the people. Don't let us compromise just because we're weary and tired and we want to go home. Help us to do good and to do your will. Above all things Lord that is what we need. Wherever there are disagreements Lord I pray that you would give us understanding and good communication and fruitful collaboration. With what you're word says that many are the plans in man's heart but it is the Lord's purpose that prevents. Lord I just ask these things in Jesus name that you would bless our time together as we move forward. 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: Representative Moore is recognized. Mister Speaker the journal for Thursday July the fourth two thousand and thirteen has been examined and found to be correct and move to previous and moved to approvals ?? SPEAKER CHANGES: Representative Moore moves that the journal for July fourth be approved as written all that is in favor say aye. SPEAKER CHANGES: Aye. SPEAKER CHANGES: All opposed say no. SPEAKER CHANGES: No. SPEAKER CHANGES: The aye's have it the journal is approved as written petitions for memorials or papers address the General Assembly of the House. SPEAKER CHANGES: Appointment of committee chairs. The House will come to order appointment of committee chairs the cleric will read. SPEAKER CHANGES: Appointment of House insurance committee co chairs Jeff Collins of minstrel censor July the eight two thousand and thirteen among the resignation of Jerry Seedoc you are pursuant of affluent twenty six. I hereby appoint Jeff Collins of minstrel censor to serve as co chairs as the stamping House insurance committee for the remainder of the binding effect of this eighth day of July two thousand and thirteen. Tom Pilly speaker of the House. SPEAKER CHANGES: Chapter bills will be noted ladies and gentlemen of the House without objection rule twelve D is suspended is there objection so order. Ladies and gentlemen of the House the Chair would like to welcome the nurse of the day. The nurse of the day is Karen Snell from Mevon North Carolina. Karen is an Arian MSN Karen thank you for serving the Chamber. (applause) Messages from the Senate the Cleric will read. SPEAKER CHANGES: Special message from the Senate mister speaker ?? message was received June twenty fourth two thousand and fourteen the House of Representatives fails to concur the Senate committee substitute number two of the House bill one twenty two and ?? an act to prevail the laws pertaining to Interlock repeals as related to family law...

[0:00:00.0] And request conferees and request Pro Tempore appoints, Senator Goolsby Chair, Senators Newton and Barringer, Daniel, and ___[00:05] concur with a like committee appointed by ___[00:08] and the difference arise maybe resolved with respect to the principle. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker the percentage of the messages received on June 20, 2013 the House of Representative fails in the Senate Committee Substitute of House Bill 614: A bill to be entitled an act to provide that agricultural and forestry operations are not nuisances under certain circumstances and request conferees and request Pro Tempore appoints. Senator Jackson, Chair; Senators Brock, Barefoot, and Clodfelter ___[00:34] concur to like main part and the differences arise maybe resolved respect to the principle clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker percentage of the message received on June 17th, 2013 informing the House of Representative fails to concur in the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 662: A bill to be entitled an act allowing licensed irrigation contractors to install and service backflow prevention assemblies and I request conferees and request Pro Tempore appoints, Senator Gunn, Chair; Senators Meredith, Barringer, and McLaurin on the part Senate to concur with like committee appointed here by your honorable body then differences arising maybe resolved respectfully ___[01:44] principle clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker percentage of message received on June 10, 2013 informing the House of Representative fails to concur in the House Committee Substitute Senate Bill 200: A bill to be entitled an act to extend the time for local forensic science labs to obtain accreditation. It is ordered that it meant to be sent to your honorable body within the Senate request conferees and Pro Tempore appoints, Senator Bingham, Chair; Senators Goolsby, Newton, and Kinnaird on the part Senate to concur with like committee appointed here by your honorable body then differences arising maybe resolved respectfully ___[01:44] principle clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted, conferees for the House of the Representative Stam, Chair; Representative McGrady, Representative Bryan, Representative Glazier the Senate will be soon notified. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker just ordered that the speaker of the House Representative adopt report of the conferees to Senate Bill 231: A bill to be entitled an act to modify the duties of the state advisory council on Indian education, I mean the proper action has been taken by both chambers and bill will be ordered and enrolled in respect to the principle clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker it’s ordered that it meant to be sent to the House of Representative and the information to the Senate fails to concur in the House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 683: A bill to be entitled an act to create a safe harbor for victims of human trafficking and for prostituted minors with respect through ___[02:35] principle clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted, messages from the Senate, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 107, Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 107: An act to allow a county withdrawing from the eastern region to receive a distribution of its share of the motor vehicle registration tax proceeds as well as payments made by the county in lieu of taxes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 192: A bill to be entitled an act to permit local governments to enact sidewalk dining ordinances for use of state-owned right-of-way. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 232: An act to make technical and other changes to the state health plan for teachers and state employees statutes, as requested by the state health plan. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 250: A bill to be entitled an act to provide for enrollment priority and procedures for certain students applying to charter schools and to make changes as to what qualifies as a material revision to a charter application. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 257: A bill to be entitled an act to amend the statutes governing the escheat fund to protect the privacy of information collected for the process of paying claims. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 327: A bill to be entitled an act to modernize, update, and clarify the statutes governing the firemen's and rescue squad workers' pension fund by adding a definition section to the statutes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 340: A bill to be entitled an act to allow the department of insurance to license national travel insurance producers to sell travel insurance through third-party travel retailers. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 345: A bill to be entitled an act to increase the criminal penalty for misuse of the 911 system and to provide that the police chief appointed to the 911 board. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 357: A bill to be entitled an act to increase citizen oversight and to make other consolidations and improvements in the governance of the state retirement systems. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar… [0:04:59.4] [End of file…]

36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 362, a bill to be entitled an act to make technical, clarifying, and substance changes relating to the Department of Public Safety and eliminate the niche mart ceiling for age of purchases in contracts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 391, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the definition of retirement to clarify the services a member of the board of trustees of a community college is a member of the board of trustees of constituent institution of the University of North Carolina or its volunteer guard to [??] regarding [??] is not considered service for the purposes of definition. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 402, a bill to be entitled an act to acquire tri-care supplement to be offered if a plan of flexible conversation is offered by the state. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 428, a bill to be entitled an act to provide the punishment for passing a stopped school bus in violation of GS20-217 shall include a fine in all circumstances or a revocation of personal drivers' license in certain circumstances. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 492, a bill to be titled an act to direct the Department of Health and Human Services to adjust Medicaid personal care services to provide additional safeguards for qualified individuals. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 683, a bill to be entitled an act to bar civil actions against packers, distributors, and manufacturers, carriers, holders, sellers, marketing of advertise of food products they comply with the actual statute on regulatory requirements based on claims arising out of weight gain. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Substitute for House Bill 754, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize community colleges to acquire real property by lease purchase. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for Houes Bill 767, a bill to be entitled an act enacting the corporal Pruitt Rainey Brass to class act which directs the State Board of Education to establish rules for awarding credit for prior work experience. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 783, a bill to be entitled an act to make technical and informing changes to laws governing pyrotechnics displays. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 828, a bill to be entitled an act updating the Physical Therapy Practice Act. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 917, an bill to be entitled an act adopting the Dublin Peanut Festival as a state official peanut festival. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 982, a bill to be entitled an act to modify the Medicaid Certification Statute in response to United States Supreme Court decision in Wos vs. EMA for. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 261, a bill to be entitled an act to allow sales tax refund for regional jails. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 480, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the acquisition or construction and financing without appropriations from the general fund of certain capital improvement projects. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar 36B. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 485, a bill to be entitled- [SPEAKER CHANGES] The, I'm sorry, strike. That will be finance. Strike on 286, 261 finance and 480 Education and favorable finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 485, a bill to be entitled an act to eliminate a reporting requirement regarding personal service contracts of the University of North Carolina to allow the Board of Governors to provide for the implementation and expansion of e-commerce infrastructure and clarify the property tax status of certain improvements on the university lands that are owned by certain social organizations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Education and favorable finance. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, upon motion of the gentleman from Craven, Representative Speciale, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to his mother, Carolyn Speciale, from Greenville, North Carolina and his sister, Linda Sullivan, also from Greenville as well as his very familiar wife Hazel. Please stand and let us welcome you. [APPLAUSE] Ladies and gentlemen, without objection we're going to move to beyond the four local bills, if you could review those local bills and see if there's any objection with coming back and to voting to those

as a group, under a voice vote. With that objection we'll move to the calendar, and Senate Bill 231, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. To the press, to the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Conferees appointed to resolve the differences between the Senate and the House of Representatives on Senate Bill 231, a bill that has been entitled to an act to modify the duties of the State Advisory Council on Indian education. The Conferees recommend that the Senate and the House of Representatives adopt this report. Conferees for the Senate; Senator Davis, Chair, Senator Apodaca, and Senator Hise. Conferees for the House of Representatives; Representative Charles Graham, Chair, Representative Garland Pierce, James Boles, and Jonathan Jordan. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. For a motion, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. The gentleman is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Mr. Speaker, I noticed Representative Graham is out of the chamber, it's my understanding that all of the party's in agreement. I would move that the conference report be adopted. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the motion to adopt the conference report for Senate Bill 231. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record the vote. 109 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative. The House has adopted the conference report to Senate Bill 231. The Senate will be so notified. House Bill 568, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Committee ?? for House Bill 568, a bill to be entitled to an act to de-annex certain described territory from the City of Asheville. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Representative McGrady, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. The House will come to order. The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. House Bill 568 would de-annex five tracks from the corporate limits of the City of Asheville. Specifically, five tracks that make up a portion of the Asheville Regional Airport. We had a good vote on this before, and I ask for your support again. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Representative Fisher, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. The lady is recognized to debate the bill. The House will come to order. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen of the House. This is a bill, if you recall, I know we've had a little break here in the action, but if you'll recall, this is the bill that would de-annex the airport property from the corporate limits of the City of Asheville. The City of Asheville acquired the property in the 1950's, they developed the airport, and when we looked at this bill before, I brought out the idea that the City of Asheville has been very supportive of what the airport is about. They started the airport in the 1950's. This again is another attempt to sort of take power away from the City of Asheville, I know that you are really tired of all of these bills, and I would ask that you just vote No, and hope that we don't see another one like it in the future. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee substitute to House Bill 568 on its third 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. 71 having voted in the affirmative, and 37 in the negative. The House has passed the House Committee Substitute for House Bill 568. The bill will be sent to the Senate, I was actually holding, Representative Brawley, did the gentleman wish to be recorded? Senate Bill 177, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Mr. Speaker? [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Representative Farmer-Butterfield, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. I'd like to be recorded as voting No on that last bill. ?? in the House.

They would be recorded as voting no. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 177, a bill to be titled and act to remove certain restrictions on satellite and its stations for the towns of Hookerton, and Maysville. General assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Graham, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Mr. Chair, Senate Bill 177 is a local bill to introduced by Don Davis, Don Davis over on the Senate side. There's no opposition, known opposition to this particular bill. It passed unanimously last week, and this iii that we highly recommend passage, [SPEAKER CHANGES]Further discussion, further debate, If not, the question before the House is passage of Senate Bill 177 on its 3rd reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no, the clerk will open the vote. All members please record. Representative Blackwell, Representative Cunningham. Clerk slot machine will record the vote. 108 have voted in the affirmative, 1 in the negative. Senate Bill 177 has passed its 3rd reading, and will be enrolled. Senate Bill 315, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]House committee substitute on the 3, presented Bill 315, a bill to file and enact to provide that when a properly submitted voluntary annexation petition is defeated by vote of the municipal governing body, the municipality must provide some municipal services upon payment, or define costs to legislative annex, for the annexation admitting to charge the city of Durham to allow the city to delay the effective date of voluntary annexation, and to authorize the City of Durham to use design/build delivery methods for the design and construction of a police headquarters, and annex facility to police service centers and 911 facility, and authorizing the County of Durham to construct a water treatment plant and waste water treatment plant projects without complying to specified provisions of Article 8, of Chapter 143 of the general statutes, and concerning notes of deeds of trusts to reserve waste water treatment capacity. General Assembly of North Carolina in acts. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The gentleman's recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Mr. Speaker, members, we had a very good vote on this bill, last time we were here, it's been a few days now. And this is the bill that had to do with the property rights. I won't get back through an explanation of the bill, but I will tell you that the language of this bill was drafted on consultation. This is Senator McKissick's bill, who's with us tonight in the chamber on the floor. In consultation with the city attorney there, a former city attorney, with our staff, with attorneys for the folks wishing to develop this property, I know there is some lack of unity in the delegation from Durham, but I do think, Members, this is a fair bill. This is a bill that has to do with property rights, and I urge the members to continue to support the bill, and oppose any amendments. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Larry Hall, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The gentleman's recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. Speaker, and I think Representative Moore got it partly right, when he indicated that the House delegation members are opposed to this, and that there may be a differing opinion in the Senate, as we all know there often is. But many of you were convinced based on information you had received of supposed good intentions of people to come to the rescue and provide opportunities, at the same time avoiding working with the local government, and doing that. And so, if that is in fact the case Mr. Speaker, to send forward an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The gentleman is recognized to send forward an amendment, the clerk will read. Gentlemen, please state the amendment number. [SPEAKER CHANGES]ALB109. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]This is amendment ALB-109B1. Representative L. Hall moves to amend the bill on page 2, line 6, by adding the following between lines 6 and 7. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. Speaker, and members of the House. Again, as we've decided to be in the roll of local government, and to take over their responsibilities to the community of Durham, I think it's only appropriate that we now say since this is an experiment, and the first time that the House has every gone against the wished of the local government and done this type of action, that we ensure we have a record of what actually comes out of the promises that were made, and then.

Incidence we had, and so this would require that that there be a report filed buy those folks who had developed this property over the period of time that they say it would take to develop it, and see if the jobs somewhere between 300 to 3000, and again heard one person say 30,000. Don't know where that came from but certainly didn't sound realistic. But have them report over that period of time just what jobs were generated, what kind of economic impact there actually was, and was your intervention merited. And so I'd ask that you support the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker I move that the amendment do lie upon the table. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion having been made and duly seconded, the question before the house is the motion to lie upon the table the amendment sent forth by representative Larry Hall for the House Committee substitute number three, for [??] 315. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no before we [??] the vote. The clerk allot machine record the vote. 68 having voted affirmative, 41 in the negative, the motion passes. Representative Larry Hall please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, to send forward amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman may state the amendment number. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Amendment ALB110. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The court will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Amendment ALB-110B3 representative L.Hall moves to amend the bill on page two, line six, by adding the following between lines six and seven. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker and members of the House. Once again the public representations by many people in support of this bill that takes the responsibility and authority from the city of Durham, many have said it's going to be great for the local community and all of these things are gonna happen that will inure to their benefit in essence that this is a great deal. And as such, the local community would benefit. Now we know that Charlotte, Durham and many other cities have bills that provide the local business have a fair shot to participate in what happens in their communities. And so this amendment would ask that you support the idea that's been put forward by the developers that they'll produce and create jobs for Durham residents in Durham by building this project. And so I'd ask that you support the amendment, be true to what you say you believe in and be true to what you say the project is gonna do for Durham and make sure that happens by supporting this amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, members, I hope you will read this amendment and see what it says. This is an amendment offered by the gentleman from Durham that would require a private, that would by statute require a private property owner and dictate with whom that private property owner contracts. I do not know if there's ever been such an amendment filed on the floor of this house, as a result if I may be recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I move that the amendment do lie upon the table. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion have been made by representative Moore duly seconded by representative Burt, the question before the house is the motion to lie upon the table the amendment set forth by representative Larry Hall to the House Committee substitute, number three for [??] 315, all in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no, the court will open the vote. The court allot machine record the vote, 71 having voted affirmative, 38 negative, the motion passes. Representative Larry Hall please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. To send forward an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman, is this the final amendment representative Hall? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes Mr. Speaker, this is the last one I have right now. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The court will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Amendment ALB-111V1, representative Hall moves to amend the bill on page two, line six, by adding the following between lines six and seven. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker and once again I'm prevailing upon my fellow legislators, although many of whom are on the other side of the aisle who have accepted whole cloth this theory that this project is going to provide these jobs for Durham and that it justifies something that we've never done before. Which is to subvert the will of the City Council of Durham in development matters, extending water and sewer. And this amendment would ensure the developers hold true to the promises.

Representative: made and testified to for those of you in the public hearings in finance. Where members of the African American community came forward and indicated they were promised that jobs would be created for the high employment African Americans in the Durham county and city area. So, once again, this amendment, I am going to ask you to be true to what you claim to be the basis in supporting taking away the power of the citizens of Durham to have their council handle these type matters. This simply says that those promises that were made to create opportunities for minorities in Durham, will be carried out. Again, if you support the bill based on the representations made to you, then you should support this amendment so in fact it does happen, and you are not mislead. I ask for your support. Speaker: Representative Moore, please state your purpose. Representative: To debate the amendment. Speaker: The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. Representative: Mr. Speaker, members, again, this is an amendment that would purport – that would treat a private party, a private individual, would put mandates on what the government has. I would question, frankly, whether it is constitutional. I do want to address a couple of points the gentleman from Durham had mentioned, and that is the comments about these folks giving jobs. If you recall from the public hearing there were a lot of folks speaking about how a lot of the folks involved in this development were involved with CREE. This company has a great reputation, it has a diverse work force, and it is giving jobs to folks in the local community in Durham. I think you have got a track record to look at with these folks, and they have done that, and I think you will see that. But, again, to try and put this kind of mandate on a private business is unprecedented. As a result, actually, I would ask to be heard for a motion. Speaker: The gentleman is recognized for a motion. Representative: Move for the amendment I put on the table. Speaker: Motion made by Representative Moore, seconded by Representative Burr. The question before the house is the motion to lie upon the table. The amendment as set forth by Representative Larry Hall to the house committee substitute 3, for senate bill 315. 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: 72 having voted in the affirmative, 37 in the negative. The motion passes and we are now back on the bill. Representative McShaw, please state your purpose. Representative: To speak on the bill Speaker: The gentleman is recognized to speak on the bill. Representative: Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentleman of the house, I have been called a relic in this body because I have been here so long. One of the advantages of being here as a relic of this type is that you learn things, and you learn what goes on in here, and see things happen in here. In the years that I have been here, this is the first time that I have ever seen people ignore the wishes of a delegation that comes in and says, “no, this is not what our city wants,” and goes really against the wishes of that city. The city councilman and I voted twice not to accept this project, because a lot of things and promises made on that were not tenable. For instance, the promise of 3000 jobs, this is the figure that was used – 3000 jobs and a 165 acre planned use development project, which includes housing and other services. The only way I know that you are going to get 3000 jobs is to put a plant to give 3000 jobs to somebody – it is not going to do that in this type of project. The second thing is simply this: we have seen a plethora of bills come through here that takes away the authority of citizen counties. There is the astro bill, for instance, that took away – that gave the water to a water authority. Then there is the Charlotte bill that took away – is taking away the airport of Charlotte and is giving it to an authority, by the way, if that happens, you may regret that system there: Charlotte is now the new secretary of transportation. Speaker: Senator McShaw, the chair would encourage the member to stay focused on the content of the bill. Representative: well, that is what I am trying to do Mr. Secretary. Speaker: The chair is not quite certain as to how the new secretary of transportation relates to the content of this bill. The gentleman will please focus his comments. Representative: My comment is based on the fact that

[Speaker changes.] ... the project is trying to take away the airport at Charlotte and now you're entering into the Durham situation and I understand there are others that are comin' up so, in order to stay in line as the Speaker's told me...I'm glad you're trying to keep me in line, Mister Speaker, please do...I appreciate it to great extent. I just don't understand why you wanna interfere in anybody else's business...you wouldn't appreciate anybody coming into your community and doin' the same thing to you. So I would ask that you vote against this bill. Oh and Mister Speaker, by the way, I failed to mention that those...just by some coincidence...those three matters that we've been taking up here...as for Charlotte and Durham...by some coincidence happen to have black mayors. Thank you. [Speaker changes.] Representative Luebke, please state your purpose. [Speaker changes.] To speak on the bill. [Speaker changes.] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [Speaker changes.] Thank you, Mister Speaker...members of the House...we had a discussion on this bill last week. It was in the Finance Committee of course and then, here on the floor and my impression at the...from the whole that debate both in committee and on the floor is that each of you had been visited by a lobbyist on behalf of the project and that that lobbyist basically said, "look at what a great project we have...and it's such a great project that you really should ignore what the city of Durham has decided is best for the city". In terms of..for the city of Durham, there's issues of watershed protection. It was issues of cost benefit analysis in terms of water/sewer and it was some doubt as to whether in fact this 3000 job figure in fact had any veracity to it. And the city looked at that for a long time...as Representative Michaux mentioned a couple years ago there was a unanimous vote against it...seven/zero. Just last month, the vote was four to three. And what's happened...apparently happened before Finance Committee and then before the floor, was that the lobbyist got to each of you and said..."look, not withstanding what Durham wants...not withstanding what that City Council's done...not withstanding that City Council stands for election in the November either '13 or '15...not withstanding all that, you should tell Durham what's best for Durham." Now, I'm hoping that each of you, as you went home and thought about your town council, thought about your county commission, asked yourself the question..."would I really like it if someone shepherded a bill...someone 150 miles away from my district...shepherded a bill through that told my town what it had to do?" In this case, telling Durham it must provide water/sewer to the project when the city of Durham voted otherwise. I hope all of you have had an epiphany...many, many of you have had an epiphany and recognized how wrong that is to tell a town what to do. For this state government...or State House...to tell a town what it's supposed to do in terms of local policy. So I very much urge you to rethink what you did last time and vote no on this bill. Thank you. [Speaker changes.] Representative Larry Hall, please state your purpose. [Speaker changes.] Speak on the bill. [Speaker changes.] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [Speaker changes.] Thank you Mister Speaker and, ladies and gentleman of the House, I again recognize your authority to make the decisions you wanna make and this is a bill again where, in all honesty, representations were made and we decided not even to discuss the amendments that were being put forward and instead we decided...to lay 'em on the table and just go ahead and talk about the actual bill itself and not give any consideration to what the promises were that got you to vote for the bill in the first place. Well, we decided to take the authority of a city away but we didn't decide to take the responsibility that city has to the citizens and discharge that as well so it's fine if you're gonna displace the city's authority but take the responsibility that goes with it. And that's to see that this development does what it was represented to you to do. We think the city had it right...that they should evaluate and make the decision based on their financial ability, their budgets, their planning, etc. But since we've decided we're gonna take away that authority from them, based on promises being made...then we should protect ourselves and say "let's insure those promises are kept"...this bill doesn't do... [Speaker changes.]

?? This bill provides for no mechanism by which the promises of those illusory jobs that you've talked about and many have hailed and said that they would want this development in their district, well you wouldn't want it in your district if it didn't have any jobs. You wouldn't want it in your district if it just took up water and sewer capacity that could be used for something else. You wouldn't want it in your district if it displaced several years of hard work on small area plans in your district. You wouldn't want it in your district then. You wouldn't want it in your district if your city council didn't want it. And so, take the easy out. That's what you're doing. But remember, you had a chance. You had an opportunity to make sure this bill actually did what it represented to you that it would do and you decided to pass every time. I would recommend to you that you displace it, put some provisions in it to make it really do what it represented to you that it would do, rather than taking the easy way out, throwing your hands up, just voting, and then walking away leaving Durham damaged, in debt, and if they came to the General Assembly for help I'm sure the cry then would be they're an independent municipality, they should have planned better, they should have done better on their own. You've taken that authority away from them. I'd ask that you vote no. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak a second time on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman is recognized to speak in the bill a second time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members of the House. Again, this isn't my bill, this is my good friend Senator McKissick's bill, but I've worked with him on it. And I'll tell you that I wasn't going to speak again, but I wanted to address a couple of things. The mayor testified in this finance committee meeting that there is ample water supply for this project. You had the folks involved with the development who are folks who live in Durham and have lived in Durham for years come forward and state what their going to do. Their personal reputations are on the line for this. You also have a signed contract that the property owners are doing with the city of Durham regarding the utilities and all the other matters. The developers are going to make road improvements at their expense. They're going to pay twice the water rate of folks who are inside the city. This is going to be a money-maker for the city; it's going to create jobs, not just for folks in Durham County but for folks all over this state projected to create up to 3,000 permanent jobs. It's going to provide affordable housing. This is a great project that I would submit most folks in this chamber would love to have in your district. That being said, I would urge the members of the body to continue to support this bill. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The question before the House is the passage of the House Committee Substitute number 3 for Senate Bill 315 on its third 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. 76 have voted in the affirmative. 33 in the negative. The House Committee Substitute number 3 for Senate Bill 315 has passed its third reading. It will be returned to the Senate. Ladies and gentlemen, we have got two more bills before we go back to the top of the calendar. I would again remind you to take a look at the four bills at the top of the calendar and see if there is objection to grouping any one of those. We will try and group those if there is objection to any one of them. We'll come back to those in a minute. House Bill 14, the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee substitute for House Bill 14 a bill that's been entitled to enact to make technical, clarifying, and administrative to the revenue laws and related statutes. It's recommended by the Revenue Laws Study Committee. General Assembly of North Carolina. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Howard, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker and Members of the House. This is the annual bill that we always see that comes from the Revenue Laws and other technical changes. The bill is rather lengthy. Actually there's 72 special sections, special provisions. And before I get started, Mr. Speaker, I'd like to send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to send forth an amendment. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Howard moves to amend the bill on page 29 lines 25 through 35 by rewriting the lines to read ... [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. If you will pull the amendment up, you will just see that there's a date change in section 34 ?? is applicable for a date change, which is January 1, 2012. And I would ask for your support on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion on the amendment.

If not, the question before the House is the passage of the amendment sent forth by Representative Howard to the house committee substitute of House Bill 14. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no, the clerk will open the vote. The clerk slot machine will record the vote, 110 have voted in the affirmative, none in the negative, the amendment passed as were back on the bill. The lady has the floor to debate the bill as amended. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. Speaker. I'll be glad to go section by section, but it's Monday night, and I don't believe you might want to do that, but I'm willing to do so. Sections 1-24 are recommendations that came from the revenue law study committee. Sections 30-53 are additional changes that have been requested, mostly requested by the Department of Revenue. In this section, the amendment that you just passed has to do with section 34E, and that is a substantive part of the bill that deals with bonus depreciation, and how we treat bonus depreciation. When we were in the finance committee, you say that there was a $2 million fiscal impact on this particular section, if we left the date at 2008. But we are moving the date forward, so it's only applicable to anything in the year 2012 forward. So actually there will be no fiscal impact on that part of the bill. Section 60 makes some technical changes dealing with occupancy tax, and this was approved by the Occupancy Tax Subcommittee. And section 70-72 are changes related to the tax and tag together, combined motor vehicle property tax system. And with that Mr. Speaker, I stand and try to answer any questions, but I would ask for your support on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Tyne, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The gentleman's recognized to send forth an amendment, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Tyne moves to amend the bill on page 38, line 33 by inserting the following new bill section. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. Speaker. This amendment is the exact language for House Bill 242, which we passed back in April, 114 to nothing. This is really technical changes dealing with local fire departments. The IRS made a change that made it so you don't have to have 501C3 status to get your sales tax back. This just makes us in compliance with that, and I thank Representative Howard for her assistance in putting this on this bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Howard, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Yes sir, Mr. Speaker. I would ask that the members support the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Further discussion and further debate on the amendment. If not, the question before the House is the passage of the amendment sent forth by Representative Tyne to the House Committee substitute for House Bill 14. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk slot machine will record the vote. 110 have voted in the affirmative, none in the negative. The amendment passes, we're back on the bill. Further discussion and further debate. Representative Collins, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]To request power of yield for a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Howard, does the lady yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES]Yes sir, I yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The lady yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES]I bet we passed this earlier, and it's coming back over the Senate. Did the Senate make any substantive changes that we should know about. I mean, it's too long for me to read back through. I know I voted for it the first time, I'm just wondering if the Senate made any major changes to this think since we saw it last. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Collins, this is a House Bill. It hasn't been to the Senate yet. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Okay. I must be thinking Finance Committee. Sorry. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Wouldn't surprise me if it does get changed though, so you may be prophetic. Representative Katlin, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]To see if Representative Howard would yield to a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Does the lady yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES]Yes, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The lady yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you. On the room occupancy tax. Could you, I can't move fast enough in my iPad to get to that, could you explain what that does, please? Yes sir. 2 years ago, this body addressed the occupancy tax to get us in compliance, so everything was uniform, and we are just now, we've been.

Adhering to those rules and regulations for many, many years, but we're just now putting it in statute. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Could I ask the lady a second question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Will this impact any existing ROTs. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I don't think so because we have been trying to clean up the language for many years and get everybody under the same rules and regulations, so no, sir. I don't think so. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Larry Hall, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Howard, the lady yields? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Representative Howard. My question is about section 50, page 37, about that change and just want to clarify is it your understanding that those proceeds based on that increase will be used for public transportation? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, sir. All of that is to be used for public transportation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate. Representative Hastings, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To see if Representative Howard would yield for a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady yields? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Howard, back on the section 50 again which authorizes less than all of the counties in a Regional Public Transportation Authority to levy a regional registration tax of up to $8 for transportation purposes. This would impact Wake, Durham and Orange Counties, and under current law all 3 would have to agree to levy the tax, but under this bill 1 or 2 counties could levy the tax. Is that correct? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, that is correct, but it would only be in 1 of the 1 or 2 counties if it's 2 counties opposed to 3. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the bill as amended. If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee Substitute to House Bill 14 as amended on its second reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will out machine record the vote. 108 having voted in the affirmative, 1 in the negative, the House Committee Substitute to House Bill 14 has passed its second reading. The bill will remain on the calendar. Senate Bill 337, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Committee Substitute Number 2 for Senate Bill 337, an act to create the North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board and make other changes to Charter School laws. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hardister, 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. Ladies and gentleman the House may recall that last time we met we discussed this bill and the explanation still stands today, and if you have any questions, I'll be glad to yield. Also Representative Glazier, Representative Stam will be glad to yield for questions as well. I do believe there is an amendment that Representative Stam is getting ready to offer. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stam, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To offer and amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to send forth an amendment, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stam moves to amend the bill on page 16, line 41 by adding the following language. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, members of the House, we don't like to affect pending legislation when we don't intend to. There's at least one lawsuit out there under current charter school law, and so all this amendment says is that nothing we're doing in this bill gives a boost to the plaintiff or a boost to the defendant. We're agnostic on that. They'll continue with their lawsuit. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Glazier, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker and I agree with Representative Stam. I think that this simply allows that nothing in this act will affect any pending. [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 Stam to the House Committee Substitute Number 2 for Senate Bill 337. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will out machine

[SPEAKER CHANGES] Record the vote. One hundred ten to having vote to the affirmative, none to the negative. The amendment passes. We are now back on the bill for the discussion for the debate. If not, the question for the House is the passage of the House Committee substitute number two. To Senate bill three thirty seven is submitted 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 [???] machine will now record the vote. Ninety six having voted affirmative, fourteen in the negative. The House Committee substitute number two, to senate bill three thirty seven is amended as passed its third reading. The bill being engrossed and returned to the Senate. Ladies and gentlemen, we are now back to the top of the calendar. Is there objection to grouping anyone of the four local bills? If not, we will groups these. These will be voiced votes. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill three eighteen and Bill file inactive exempt from size-mic upgrade requirements to the temporary outages of buying emergency operations center to allow similar grades to be performed on the building permanently housing the center. The Senate Committee Substitute for House bill three thirty four. Bill to file to enact county to authorize Buncombe county to use some lottery funds to expand digital learning in the public schools. The Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill three forty seven. A bills been filed to enact to amend the Greensboro [???] supplemental retirement center system and to amend the charter of the city of Greensboro to change certain references from building inspector to compliance officer. Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill four forty one. A Bill to be counter enacted to increase the membership of the board drainage commissioners. The Robeson County drainage district number one from three persons to four persons and to allow two of them to serve each watershed within the district. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen, this is a motion to concur. The question before the House is concurrence in House Bill three eighteen, House Bill three thirty four, House Bill three forty seven, and House Bill four forty one. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All those opposed say no. [SPEAKER CHANGES] No. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The ayes have it. House Bill three eighteen, House Bill three thirty four, House Bill three forty seven, and House Bill four forty one, the House has concurred. The Bills being rolled. Ladies and gentlemen, that completes the calender for this evening. I hope that you were able to get some time off and a little bit of rest over the last week and enjoyed your Fourth of July holiday. For your planning this week, tomorrow we intend to have session at one p.m. Most likely we will be at two p.m. on Wednesday and depending upon how the week progresses, we may be able to have an earlier session, a noon session on Thursday. This week the, the committees, except for appropriations, finance and rules will be winding down their work. As a result, it is possible. You would have to speak to the Committee Chairs to be certain. It is possible there may be committee meeting on Friday. We do not anticipate a session on Friday but I would encourage you, if you have Bills pending in committees, all committees certainly, especially committees other than appropriation, finance and judiciary. That this will most likely be the last time any of those committees meet before we end session, or before we adjourn. Notices and announcements. Representative Carney, please state your purpose. [Speaker Change] For a point of personal privilege. [Speaker Change] The lady is recognized for her point of personal privilege. [Speaker Change] Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House. On July Fourth Nineteen Twenty, James Marshall Coley, my father was born. And I was raised to truly respect and honor the Declaration of Independence. My brother and I heard him refer to it, read from it numerous times. A little bit of information for you and I wanted to share this tonight with you because I found it a little ironic of the dates and the days and how they coincide together. The Declaration of Independence was printed, late afternoon on Thursday, July the Fourth, seven...

1776. We just celebrated it last Thursday. Copies were sent to all 13 states and it was first published July the 6th in the Philadelphia Evening Post. It was announced that it had been adopted July 5th. It was proclaimed that the Declaration of Independence was first read publicly on July the 8th, today, by Colonel John Nixon of the Committee of Safety at the State House in Philadelphia. It was read again that evening before the militia on the commons. It was read as well that evening in Trenton, New Jersey, July 8th, 1776 and Easton, Pennsylvania. These first readings constituted the first celebrations of the 4th of July, which was, would be today with the ringing of bells and with that, Mr. Speaker, with your indulgence, I would like to read on July 8th, 2013, the Declaration of the United States. When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. Thank you, Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen of the House. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Carney, I re-read the declaration on the 4th of July and I think that should be a tradition that others will carry on from year to year. I'm not sure that that's happened since I've been here, but that was wonderful and thank you for that. Representative Dixon, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, members of the House, the House Committee on Agriculture will meet tomorrow at 11AM in room 644. We will consider two bills, Senate Bill 386, Senate Bill 455. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Jeter, the gentleman was not here when the notice of the Committee on Ways and Means was announced. The gentleman can come forward and receive his gavel.

[clapping] Speaker: Representative Joans please state your purpose. Representative: For a point of personal privilege. Speaker: The gentleman is recognized for a point of personal privilege. Representative: Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentleman of the house, I am saddened to report to you that since we have last met the mayor of the city of Eden, which I represent, passed away. Mayor John Grogan passed away on the 4th of July at the age of 78, after a battle with cancer. Mayor Grogan was in the process of wrapping up his eighth year as mayor, and served a previous 20 years on the Eden City Council. So he served the City of Eden for almost 28 years. Mayor Grogan has received many local honors. I will not go through those, but I think that it is of not that he is a recipient of the order of the Long Leaf Pine, and I know that you understand that is one of the highest honors that the governor of our state can bestow on a NC citizen. So members I hope you will join with me in offering condolences to the mayor’s wife, Sylvia, and family at this time. Thank you. Speaker: Representative Nowler please state your purpose. Representative: For an announcement Speaker: The gentleman is recognized. Representative: Thank you Mr. Speaker. The house transportation committee will meet right after the A committee tomorrow at 12:00, in room 643. My co-chair, who does not seem to be here right now, will be presiding. Speaker: Representative Dixon please state your purpose. Representative: For a general announcement Speaker: The gentleman is recognized. Representative: Mr. Speaker, members of the house, I have been informed that the health and human services has switched their meeting from 544 to 643, which necessitates the house committee on agriculture meeting in 544 at 11am tomorrow. Speaker: Representative Stevens please state your purpose. Representative: For a moment of personal privilege. Speaker: The lady is recognized for a point of personal privilege. Representative: Thank you Mr. Speaker. After Representative Jones spoke I felt compelled to tell you to that Representative Elmore and I lost a special person from our district this weekend. The district court judge from Wilkes County who was swimming at sunset beach and was attempting to rescue two people and drowned. Representative or… Judge McClain was only 54 years old I believe. Down there with his two children and wife, attempting to save someone and collapsed on the beach and died. So we will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you. Speaker: Representative Hollow please state your purpose. Representative: For an announcement. Speaker: The gentleman is recognized. Representative: Thank you Mr. Speaker. Health and human services policy committee will meet tomorrow morning at 10am in room 643. we will take up house bill 695, family, faith and freedom protection act. The committee will meet again tomorrow afternoon fifteen minutes after session in room 643 to take up senate bill 553, LME MCO enrolling grievances and appeals. Speaker: Ladies and gentleman, just one clarification on the announcement fro the morning session. We are taking up a bill that passed out of the senate but has not arrived in the chamber, but given the focus on the bill, we thought it was appropriate to have a couple of hours of hearing in the house and that is why we are bringing it up. We will be brining up the content of the bill and expect to receive in the chamber tomorrow when the senate returns. Representative Schaeffer, please state your purpose. Representative: For a moment of personal privilege. Speaker: The lady is recognized for a point of personal privilege. Representative: Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentleman I rise to ask you to help me in honoring a very special member of this body. This member, many of you may know, he wears many different hats. Some know him as the first man whip, some know him as the M&M bank, the organizer of very early premier meetings, and some of us recognize him as the culprit who turned our light on when she was not looking, a few months ago. I would ask for you all to stand and recognize Representative Dean Arp , his birthday was yesterday, and hope you will join me in wishing him a very happy birthday. [clapping]

Representative Howard, please state your purpose. [Speaker Changes] To make an announcement. [Speaker Changes] The lady is recognized for an announcement. [Speaker Changes] A good announcement that Finance will not meet in the morning. [Speaker Changes] Representative Jackson, please state your purpose. [Speaker Changes] Inquiry of the Chair. [Speaker Changes] The gentleman may state his inquiry. [Speaker Changes] Following up on your earlier comment, Mister Speaker. Does that mean that Health and Human Services Policy Committee will not vote on the bill in the morning? [Speaker Changes] That's correct. As a normal course we do not vote on motions to concur and committee. I had determined the fate in light of the discussion that went on last week, that some of the content of the bill that is in the bill coming back to us for a potential concurrence vote that needed a lengthy debate, and that's why we've set the two hour meeting. Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [Speaker Changes] For a series of re-referrals for- [Speaker Changes] The gentleman is recognized. [Speaker Changes] Mister Speaker, move that Senate Bill 140, short titled "Financial Exploitation of Older Adults," be removed from the Committee on Regulatory Reform and referred to the Committee on Judiciary A. [Speaker Changes] Without objection. So ordered. [Speaker Changes] Senate Bill 236, "Counties Regulating School Construction," be removed from the Committee on Rules and be referred to the Committee on Government. [Speaker Changes] Without objection. So ordered. [Speaker Changes] Senate Bill 480, which is "UNC Capital Improvement Projects." The referral to education needs to be strict and that bill needs to go directly to Finance. [Speaker Changes] Without objection. So ordered. [Speaker Changes] The very same motion for Senate Bill 485, which is a UNC report, "E Commerce Improvements." [Speaker Changes] Without objection. So ordered. [Speaker Changes] I don't have the short titles, but Senate Bill 226, which is in the Rules Committee, move that that bill will be referred from the Committee on Rules, sent to the Committee on Government. It's a local bill, I apologize I don't have the bill title to state, but it's a local bill. And same for Senate Bill 463, which is Rules, that it be removed from Committee on Rules and sent to Government. [Speaker Changes] Without objection. So ordered. Ladies and gentlemen, again we will meet at 1 PM tomorrow. Representative Moore is recognized. [Speaker Changes] And one additional motion, move that all bills that we act and conference reports that we acted on today be sent to the Senate by special messenger. [Speaker Changes] So ordered. [Speaker Changes] And we move that the House do now adjourn to reconvene at one one o'clock PM at tomorrow, July the ninth 2013, subject to re-referrals of bills and resolutions, modifications to the Calendar, I believe that's all. [Speaker Changes] Representative Moore moves, seconded by Representative Carney, that the House do now adjourn to reconvene on Tuesday, July 9th at 1PM subject to re-referrals, bills of resolutions and modifications to the Calendar. All in favor say aye. All opposed say no. You guys have it, the House has adjourned.