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Senate | July 24, 2013 | Chamber | Session Part 1

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Senate will come to order. The sergeant at arms will close the doors, members will go to their seats, members and guests of the gallery will please silence all electronic devices. Leading the Senate in prayer is the Reverend Peter Milner, Senate Chaplain, all members and guests in the gallery please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let us pray together. Heavenly father, as we bow our heads we cannot help but be aware that we're surround by our great seal, the American flag, the North Carolina flag, because we have a history, and we make history here. May these men and women respond to amens with the call of the prophet Micah, who asked us "What does the Lord require of you? You shall seek justice, love mercy, and walk humble with our God." Teach us Holy spirit as only you can, what this looks like in the context of this place and in this special state. For your glory's sake, in the name of Christ, amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Berger is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. The journal of Tuesday, July the 23rd 2013 has been examined and has been found to be correct. I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stand approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, the journal for July 23rd stands approved as written. Senators, please come to order. Leave of absence is granted for Sen. Clodfelter. At this time ladies and gentlemen, we've been working with a crop of pages here this week that we have not yet had an opportunity to be introduced. And we wish that the pages will come forward and respond when your name is called and I asked the clerk to introduce the pages for this week. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pages serving in the chamber this week: DeeDee Anthony, from Wake Forest. Maryann Broten, Winston Salem. Aidan Hintville, Raleigh. Avon Holland, Raleigh. Jordan Keyes, Raleigh. Nicholas Crow, Holly Springs. Victoria Crow, Holly Springs. Alberto Lopez, Raleigh. Ben McNair, ?? John Mecuta, Greensboro. Caleb Reed, Wake Forest. Andy Schiver, Nightdale, Renee Ward, Garner. Rosalyn Ward, Garner. And Morgan Wedge, Capitol Hill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pages, thank you very much for your service. We thank you for being here this week and taking time from your summer to be with us, and we hope that this will be something you remember for a long time to come and perhaps one day we will see you back. Let's give the pages a big hand for serving us today. I'd like to introduce our Nurse of the Day, Nurse Dawn Finch from Bailey, North Carolina. Dawn if you'll please stand and let the Senators see you. Thank you very much for your service. One motion of Sen. Gunn, of Alamance and Randolph county, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies to Jean Gunn, mother of Sen. Gunn, visiting from Burlington, and Jean is here to keep her eye on her young son. Jean, if you are in the gallery, would you please stand and be recognized? Thank you very much for coming. Ratification of bills. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Enrolled bills: The enrolling clerk reports the following bills to be ratified for presentation to the Governor: Senate bill 76, an act to 1) provide for ?? Bureau of Mining and Energy Commission ruled by General Assembly. 2)Exempt the Mining Energy Commission, Environmental Management Commission, and Commission for Public Health from preparing fiscal notes for rules that pertain to the management of oil and gas exploration and development. 3) Direct the Mining and Energy Commission to study and develop

has been by mail meant for owning Gothic embrace and development activities you are now drilling and hydraulic fracture treatment for record while remaining energy commission upon a revenue study establishment or taxes are several major materials from the soil or wireless state an amount sufficient to cover all costs associated with administration of modern regular program management of oil and gas exploration and development activity. using process is ongoing on the fraction treatment for that purpose, including creation of an entity front to protect environment safe at resources: Rachel 's lot in life. I direct the mining and energy commission to study matters related to registration of land men. six. modify appointment to the maddening. he commissioned seven modify a provision allowing gas conservation act concern the mining and energy commission starting to sound libels a clarify bonding requirements associated with all gas activities- future revenue from energy declaration, development, production of energy resource in order to serve the state natural resources cultural heritage and quality of life can encourage Governor to develop to rejoin a state offshore energy policy compact eleven in the energy policy act nineteen seventy five energy policy Council and twelve direct-mail care commission to adopt rules( so is licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services use compressed natural gas as an emergency through seven oh three thirty seven act create North Carolina trumps food by the board and make other changes, charter schools Fayetteville, three eighty one act transfer of the gates correct up those the facility to the Gates County border commission, Senate Bill four twenty enactment technical ministration clarifying changes to the Columbus insurance law, House Bill fourteen that make technical clarify administrative changed revenue law of the related staff is recommended by revenueloss study committee. house Bill three for him maintain his administration, state retirement system who will stand transfer benefit options, business, and oral three beauties of member, Lance Basson a time of the Social Security offset the long-term disability benefits established at four fifteen a.m. benefits presentations preservation reminded as allowed out of Farallon provide the bestrelations orders dividing into some of the retirement system must be submitted on approval of the correct oversight and disability income plan to amend visit her last project membership services,education state of Florida retirement system and the local government important offices, possibility fifty seven act( public contact to utilize the design build method of public-private partnership destruction contact Hospital, nine thirty seven enacted amendment to the state found loss, stress versus any committee, says rep about the last euros oil will do the simplest committee report circulates in for this committee report clerk read the doctor for rules and operation of the Senate submits the passage House Bill eight thirty four segment substitute number one unfair West Tuesday committee substitute bill number one buffet with his Senate committee substitute Bill number two title and enhancing effectiveness and efficiency of state government not modernize the state system of human resource management, and by providing flexibility for executive branch reorganization, reduction and improved transparency in the cost of health care provided by hospital landlord first article, though, is to terminate I liked a certain state agencies providing healthcare to the public to make an unlawful healthcare providers to chart your procedures are components of procedures that will not provide enough wine to provide fair health care facility billing and collection practices and approve the hospital received Medicaid reimbursed the participants in North Carolina health and information exchange network calendar so that you will review some motions of my voyage. thank you, Mister President, members, five ninety five. in the earliest extended use of design bill currently resting in the committee of Ways and Means move it in the ball back from the dead, and Ways and Means input on the Mars for calendar without objection, so ordered. thank you, Mister President, today's calendar for seventeen modify internal auditing statutes. I'm sorry is

Rules, asked that it be removed from rules and placed on today’s calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Without objection, so ordered [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr. President. House Bill of 589, Viva of election reforms, currently on today’s calendar, asked that it be moved to the end of today’s calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Without objection, so ordered [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr. President, Additional motion if I may. Senate Bill 315 on today’s calendar ask that it be removed from today’s calendar and placed on tomorrow’s calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Without objection, so ordered [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr. President. Senate bill 402 Appropriations act of 2003, move that it be placed on the top of today’s calendar and also rules be suspended at the end that the staff be able to join the folks on the floor to finish up the appropriations act. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Without objection, so ordered [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr. President. A quick moment of personal privilege out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGE] You are recognized, Sir [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr. President. Members, if you look on your desks we have a beautiful rendering of the 50th anniversary of the building. I think the record should note that Senator Tillman did not draw this, even though his signature is where an artist or someone should sign. He has often been challenged on where to sign things and where to write, so he apologizes for messing up your print. Thank you Mr. President [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Jackson, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Send forth a conference report [SPEAKER CHANGE] Gentlemen will send forth his report [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr. President [SPEAKER CHANGE] And the Clerk will read [SPEAKER CHANGE] Conference report house bill 74, ?? President and the senate, counselor reeds,?? Appointed to resolve differences between the senate and the house and the representatives on bill 74, a bill to be entitled An Act to improve and Streamline the Regulatory Process and Order, to Stimulate job creation to eliminate the unnecessary regulation to make various other statutory changes and amend certain environmental and resource laws. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Calendar for last bill read in, for the conference report read in. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Davis, for what reason do you? [SPEAKER CHANGE] To send forth a conference report [SPEAKER CHANGE] Gentleman may send forth his conference report [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr. President [SPEAKER CHANGE] And the clerk will read [SPEAKER CHANGE] Conference report house bill 392, to president of senate, counselor reeds?? Appointed to resolve the differences between the senate and the House of Representatives on house bill 392. Bill would be entitled An Act requiring a county of department of social services DSS, to verify whether an applicant for a reception of temporary services for needed families TANFF benefits for food or nutrition services FNS benefits is a fleeing felon or a probation or parole violator. To direct interagency cooperation information sharing in order to verify the eligibility status of an applicant to recipient to deny TANF or FNS benefits to applicants or recipients who is a fleeing felon or parole violator, to require drug screening or testing for certain applicants or recipients who were first program assistance. ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Calendar. Any other committed reports? In that case we will go on with our calendar. Conference report for adoption 3rd reading roll call, senate bill 402. Senator Brunstetter you are recognized as soon as the Clerk reads in the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senate bill 402, appropriations act of 2013 [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr. President, We had a good

Debate on this on second reading. Yes, today I ask for your support on the third reading of the conference report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Blue, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To see if Senator Brunstetter would yield for a question or maybe two or three? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brustetter, do you yield for a question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator Brunstetter. Contrary to what Senator Apodaca may have said on Friday, I want to be helpful, and so I have a couple of questions. Has the funding for the low wealth counties been reduced in this budget from the amount last year? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Blue, I know there’s been some tinkering with the funding of the low wealth. I think that there’s a change made at the end to conform low wealth funding to what there was last year. Yeah. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Another question, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brunstetter, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The reason that I ask is that I was involved somewhat in creating the low wealth of funding although my county is not one of the recipients of low wealth funding, and what I was concerned about was some language that was settled on 18, 20 years ago on maintenance of effort because part of the strategy behind the funding for these 70 counties or school districts that now receive it was that County Commissioners would not surplant their funding efforts and replace the money that we were putting in on low wealth counties because it was felt that it’s a state-wide responsibility, really, to try to bring all these kids up to a certain level of proficiency. And so in looking at the bill, and I actually read it again last evening, and looking at it there’s a provision relating to that maintenance of effort. And it’s changed from saying ?? be the three year average of what is appropriated by a county commission to determine whether or not they are maintaining the effort, keeping funding as it should be rather than simply using what we are appropriating to replace what they’d been giving to the school system. And you’ve changed that so that the numerator now becomes the expenditures in one of these low wealth districts rather than the appropriations, and so since the expenditures can be much greater in some instances, especially if you have school districts getting grants since they are poor school districts. Have you not substantially increased the amount of money that a county has to appropriate before they are eligible for the low wealth funding? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Stand by. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Okay. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, I think that the fairest thing I can tell you is right now, first of all, the funding itself has not been reduced. I’m going to send a staff over to tell you about the maintenance of effort part of it. It’s complicated but a lot to tell you, and if you have further concerns, please bring them up. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman, you up for another question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sure will. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brunstetter yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brunstetter, again, my concern here is we still help these 70 districts to our best ability. I’m certainly disappointed in some of the education spending in this budget, but if in fact it has the effect that I just described to you, then don’t you think we ought to go back and at least ensure that these counties, which are really the most needy in the state, whether it’s Hope County where this originated, or even Cumberland or Onslow County where you have big military presence, that we ought to ought to before we get out of here take steps to make sure that we’re not reducing the funding to these counties? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, what I can tell you is that I’ve been assured by staff that it is not as you described. I’ll going to send them over to talk to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] One last question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’ll yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Do you concede that if in fact- [SPEAKER CHANGES] I concede nothing. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Are you willing to consider that if in fact you are making the amount of money that they have to match substantially greater because you’re using expenditures as opposed to appropriations then that it would reduce the amount of state funds that they would receive because they show that they’ve maintained

Effort to spend the same amount on education. [Speaker Changes] Senator I'm going to send staff over to you to talk about maintenance of effort my understanding is you're going to be fine. [Speaker Changes] Further discussion or debate? [Speaker Changes] Mr. President, (Speaker Changes] Senator Rucho, for what purpose do you rise? [Speaker Changes] To debate the bill. And also kinda to respond to Senator Blue's question..you know that tax reform package that we put through also provided additional resources above and beyond what the counties and the municipalities receiving it if there was any decline in any low wealth has been worked on by this tax reform package so there are some additional resources that are there to meet those needs. [Speaker Changes] Further discussion, further debate? [Speaker Changes] Senator Nesbitt [Speaker Changes] For what purpose do you rise? [Speaker Changes] Thank you Mr. President, to speak on the bill. [Speaker Changes] You have the floor. [Speaker Changes] Mr. President, members of the senate, I hope that we will take the time, I'm not going to take a great deal of time here today, but to make sure that we get this problem solved. The problem with low-wealth counties is they don't benefit from much of anything. They don't get a lot of taxes cause they don't have a lot of commerce cause they don't have a lot of jobs. And it goes on and on. And you can't just assume that they're going to get their fair share out of anything. That's why created the low-wealth funding system so I hope we can make sure that we've got this covered before we start. I want to kind of wrap up today..I mentioned most of this the other day..this is the middle piece of the Republican agenda. The tax bill which we passed was step one, cut a half a billion dollars out of revenue to provide gifts to the wealthiest people in the state and out of state corporations. Then you're short a half a billion so we start on everybody else. And in this budget we hurt public schools..I'm going to list a few of them, teacher and in prior bills we've attacked women's healthcare rights, we've hurt rural North Carolina perhaps on school funding but certainly on economic development and transportation. Those are in the budget Students.. [Speaker changes] Mr. President! [Speaker changes] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [Speaker changes] Inquiry of the chair please [Speaker changes] State your inquiry [Speaker changes] What bill are we talking about here? I've heard about ten different things identified by the Minority Leader and most of those aren't even included in this bill. [Speaker changes] Senator Nesbitt, if you'll please refrain your remarks to Senate Bill 402 [Speaker changes] Ok Mr. President, I'll start over so he can trace them. You hurt the public schools in this bill, you cut funding [Speaker changes] Mr. President! [Speaker changes] Senator Apodaca for what.. [Speaker changes] Senator Nesbitt yield a question [Speaker changes] I am gonna yield one and then I'm going to have what I got to say Senator Apodaca, you always speak after I do anyhow. [Speaker changes] Mr. President, question for Senator Nesbitt is to point out where we hurt public schools in this bill. Would you give me the line number and the amount please? [Speaker changes] I'll be glad to get that for you and give it to you when I finish my comments. [Speaker changes] I look forward to it. [Speaker changes] Ok. [Speaker changes] Senator Nesbitt.. [Speaker changes] Page one! Can I get the line number? I'll get that for you. It's not a long page, it's just a page. But, I'll get it for you. You cut a half a billion dollars out of education in this budget in order to make up for the tax giveaway that you give to the wealthy and the out of state corporations. You took away teacher tenure, you took away the master's degree for teacher pay. I didn't want to get into all these. I was gonna try to give you a list and be gone. Must I tell you what you did to women's choice in this state in a prior bill? In the rural areas

Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Economic development, you kill this [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Here we go again, down another path of bills we don’t have in front of us. We’re going to be here all night, wrapping the session up. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Nesbitt, will you please confine your remarks to Senate Bill 402. Senator has the floor for discussion of Senate Bill 402. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes sir, Mr. Chairman. And for the life of me, I mentioned the tax bill because it relates to this bill because that’s where the money went. On your adjustments to availability on the public schools, if you’ll go to page 5, Senator Apodaca, line 47, I’m sorry that’s not on public schools. This is on the tax act, you reduced 86 million in the first year. 437 million in the second year. That’s revenue you took out of this budget. And then the net effect is those cuts are carried over into education. And if you want me to point all those out to you, they’re negative numbers appearing in the section under education. [PAUSE] And if you’ll go to the one with the blue cover, on elimination of LEA adjustment, I don’t know what page this is. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator may I ask, would it be acceptable to you to see if there’s any other discussion and then come back to yours after you’ve had a chance to enumerate all of the concerns you have? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’m answering his question, Mr. President, about where the budget cuts were in education, before I go on. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, I’m satisfied. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Nesbitt has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Well if you start, for the rest of the members, if you start on F2 and just follow it through, you’ll see millions and hundreds of millions of dollars cut out of education. Students are being hurt, increasing class size. What difference does it make if there’s one more child per class, or two or three or four? We’re going to take teachers’ aides out of the classrooms. Now I know that your mission here is to teach every child to read by the third grade. At the end of this year, you will have been in power for three years. And I am pulling for you with everything in me, that every child in the third grade will be able to read come January. That’s three years. And we’ll ask for a report on that, see how we’re coming with that. After we take the help out of the schools, which was going to help them do it. The unemployed, we’ve just thrown on the side of the road. We’ve got an 8.8% unemployment rate, fifth highest in the nation. And the answer is get, just get out of the way. It’s not, you’re not important. The uninsured, we’re not going to expand Medicaid. 100% ?? and we’re not putting it in this budget. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] It seems like we’re wandering the path again, Mr. President. I don’t hear anything dealing with the budget in this debate. [SPEAKER CHANGES] It’s what’s not in here, Senator Apodaca. The unemployed, on the unemployed, you did not fix the problem of 150,000 people who are not going to be drawing checks, with 100% federal money. You did not pick up Medicaid expansion, which is going to disenfranchise a half a million people that will not have health insurance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Will somebody please show me where this is in this budget? Where we knocked that out? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Nesbitt, can you respond to his request? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes sir, Senator Apodaca, I can assure you that those are not in this budget, because you didn’t put them in and you left them out. They would have been done with 100% federal money so it would not have required any additional money. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Follow up. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All it would have taken is a special provision saying that we’re going to do these things. And I didn’t find it in special provisions. Now maybe you can tell me it’s in there. [SPEAKER CHANGES] That’s okay. Never mind. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Nesbitt, you have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I don’t see, I know we have rhetoric about creating job. I didn’t see any. We’re going backwards, folks. The national

Averages coming down, we're going up. And I think to sum it up, this bill is the second piece of the ?? for your plan. We now know what your priorities are, this is all about priorities, we know what they are. Tax breaks for the wealthy, out of state corporations. Take it out of the middle class, take it out of services to the people. And then pass an elections bill so they can't get to the polls to get retribution. And we will be talking about that bill a little bit later. But that's what we have here. Its the same thing we have been saying all session long, except its beginning to come into focus. And the reason you've arrested 800 people down here this year, is because they know what you're doing. And they're coming. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sir, tell for purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak briefly on the Congress Report [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Its amazing that Senator Nesbitt's talking points were so profound that he had to go and by whether they had anything to do with this budget or not, which nine tenths of it did not. Last budget we spent two hundred thousand dollars less on education, 7.7 versus 7.9 this budget. That is an increase of two hundred million dollars. And total education increases of more than half a billion dollars in the total education budget. All you can talk about is raising class sizes. We did not raise class sizes Senator. The same class sizes are in effect. We gave the flexibility to the school systems to do what they wanted to with that. And the house didn't agree with the primary grade, so it's back to the original caps. Only in the Middle grades through high schools do they have any flexibility what so ever there. If anybody cut teachers, it would be the local systems doing that. Not us doing that. State dollars are going to fund every one of the positions that are in the budget due to growth. So we're not taking teachers out of the budget. We are spending more money in this budget than we did last. And Senator Brunstetter, bless his heart, asked the question of the year. Yes, we will definitely go along and accept resonsibility for this budget, if you'll accept all of those that put us in the hole 2.5 billion by funding on going ?? with one time money. Time after time, you had a structuraly inbalanced budget. We don't have that anymore. We've got a balanced budget that's going to meet the revenue that we expect to come in. That's the way we've chosen to the budget. But I've heard everything but the school budget talked about today. And I think you'll end up liking it. The schools will not close, they will operate. And, yes, tenure we took out. Everybody I know except the teachers, want us to do away with tenure. And we're finally doing it. It only polls eighty percent in my county. And probably that much in yours. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate. Hearing none. The question for the body is the adoption of the conference report for Senate Bill 402. All in favor will vote aye. All opposed with vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for voting. And the Clerk will record the vote. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hise [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thirty two having voted in the affirmative, seventeen in the negative. The conference report is adopted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just one second Senator Brunstetter, the Conference report is adopted and the House will be notified. Senator Brunstetter, I recognize you for a moment of personal privelage out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank You Mr. President. Members, you know one of the great things about getting the budget passed whether you voted for it or against it, is that it means that we are going home soon. But I can tell you that there is a group of people in this chamber and in the building across the way, who have gone, who have worked nonstop, week after week after week. They work with us to get the original budget prepared. And they went and started working with the house around the clock and now they've come back here and they're working. And I have never ever heard a complaint. And I think on behalf of the Senators in this chamber and particularly Senators Brown, Hunt and myself, I would like to thank our fiscal staff for the outstanding work that they have put in.

I really do appreciate it. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1015, second reading, roll call. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1015, Bessemer City Annexation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Harrington, you're recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. This is a local bill. The city of Bessemer City has requested this annexation so they can provide utilities to a highway patrol waystation that's being built there. I appreciate your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, you have. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does Senator Harrington yield to a question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Harrington, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Reluctantly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Harrington, does this have a tax increase in it? [SPEAKER CHANGES] No. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Okay. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you for that information. This is a second reading roll call bill. Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the Senate is the passage of House Bill 1015 on its second reading, roll call bill. All in favor of House Bill 1015 will vote aye, all opposed will vote no, five seconds will be allowed for voting and the clerk will record the vote. Bryant? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Tarte? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Forty-seven having voted in the affirmative and two in the negative, House Bill 1015 passes and will remain on the calendar. Second reading, local bill, House Bill 491. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 491, School Resource Officers/Lee County. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rabin from Harnett County is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. House Bill 491 is a local bill that places responsibility on the Lee County sheriff, rather than on the Board of Education, to provide security to the schools in Lee County. This is a cooperative effort between the Lee County Board of Commissioners and the sheriff's office. They believe this bill is vital to the community and to the safety of Lee County schoolchildren. The Lee County Board of Commissioners passed a unanimous resolution in support last September, while the Lee County school board passed a 4 to 3 resolution against the bill in April. I ask for your support. It's a good bill, and I support it and so do the people in my district. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of House Bill 491 on its second reading. All those in favor will say aye, all opposed no. The ayes have it and House Bill 491 passes its second reading and without objection be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate. Hearing none, all in favor of the passage of House Bill 491 on its third reading will say aye, opposed no, the ayes have it. House Bill 491 passes its third reading and will be sent to the House for concurrence and the Senate committee substitute. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Clark. [SPEAKER CHANGES] On House Bill 1015 I'd like to change my vote from no to yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Clark changes his vote from no to yes on House Bill 1015. Give us 48 to 1 as the final tally on House Bill 1015. Conference report for adoption on House Bill 493.

House bill 493 Robinsville Graham occupancy tax [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Jim Davis is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I'd like for you to concur on this bill. We have taken Graham county out of it and left the town of Robinsville. Appreciate your vote. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the body is the adoption of the conference report for house bill 493 all in favor will vote aye, all opposed no. Five seconds will be allowed for voting and the clerk will record the vote. Senator Hartsell? Senator Hartsell votes aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Barefoot, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To change my vote to no. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tucker for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To change my vote to aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Are you folks testing the acting presiding officer today? Are there further vote changes? Does everyone have their vote like they want it? There's not a page in the book for that. Twenty five having voted in the affirmative and twenty four in the negative, the conference report for Senate Bill 493 is adopted and the House will be so notified. Thank you, members for that interlude. Public bills second reading roll call, House Bill 552 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 552 remove area from county service district. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Sanderson you are recognized explain the bill [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President, members of the Senate. House Bill 552 makes available to our boards of county commissioners a vehicle that is currently identical to one that our city has already employed. That is, to be able to remove in a specifically created district, service district, parcels of land that are either no longer need the service or the county commissioners were unable to provide the service. It can only be done after several mandates are met. One that one hundred percent of the real property owners in that service district petitions to be removed. As I said the area no longer requires the service, and after a duly advertized public hearing, are the vehicles used to remove this deal. At the proper time, Mister President, I'd like to send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman may send forth his amendment. Is it on the dashboard? Yes, and so the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Sanderson moves to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Sanderson, you are recognized to explain the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. The amendment is just an additional safeguard that says if the territory to be removed, or the territory in question, was included in the county's repayment option of any bond that they may have incurred when they set this district up, that it would not be able to remove. I would like to ask for your support on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate on the amendment? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is passage of the amendment to Senate Bill 552 on its, sorry, all in favor of the amendment will say aye. I'm sorry again, we're going to vote electronically. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote now. Five seconds will be allowed for voting, clerk will record the votes.

him I forty nine, having voted in the affirmative, and zero in the negative. the amendment is adopted some of Sanderson, you have for the discussion. present test request to support on this bill. this bill passed unanimously in the house and we would like to ask for your support. instead [SPEAKER CHANGES]. further discussion or debate going on. the question for the Senate is the passage of Senate Bill five fifty two on the second reading, all in favor will vote. I hope those will vote no five seconds a bailout for voting the clerk will record the vote forty nine haven't voted in the affirmative, then zero in the negative. house Bill five fifty two will remain on the calendar due to the protocol of the bill suddenly has to one thirty five week after one thirty five test landfill permit the timing, Senator Jackson, you recognizes speak on the bill [SPEAKER CHANGES] is what was so worthless as a recommendation for move our environmental review commission, we've seen this new issue before scientifically so that North Korea is being a pacifist session, now forty eight, when the school is required beyond that in two thousand eleven and twelve feet in two thousand four. we now consider the you are into this program as we develop with the unit. this will likely put the feeds were adjusted to the five-year in the ten-year plan, and I would appreciate just by this request. thank you, design, and a discussion or debate and question before the Senate is the passage of Housman one thirty five hundred second reading on a favourable guy on opposable vote no five seconds will be allowed for voting the clerk will record the vote by vote sigh. so, have been voted in the affirmative she wrote in the negative Senate Bill# one thirty five passes at second reading, and without objection will be read a third time. this concentration when asked further discussion or debate hearing on all in favor of the passage of House Bill one thirty five, was the brilliant will say I proposal say no guys have a elsewhere, one thirty five passes in its third reading and will be sent to the house for concurrence in the just one, sorry# five heaven passes to be enrolled and sent to the governor so your resume as a production house panel six sixty nine twenty six sixty nine twenty thirteen appointments in general Subarus I think this must present a draft of doctors recognize explained bill that you must present members. [SPEAKER CHANGES] this is a good sign. Some were getting ready to go. this annual appointments. there are Sunday December fourth amendment in this manner, Clark receipt and amendment earlier this is just correcting something soo nrooms under Abbot Otto Mason for the amendment really happened that an event so no luck. we recognize

Thank you, Mr. President. All this does is correct some misspellings of names and adds some punctuation elsewhere. Other than that it’s the same, recommended to your approval along with the Bill itself. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any discussions or debate on the amendment? Then the question before the Senate is the passage of the amendment sent forth by Senator Apodaca to House Bill 669. All those in favor of adopting the amendment will vote, “Aye.” All opposed will vote, “No.” Five seconds will be allowed for voting. Clerk will count the vote. Brunstetter, aye. Bryant, aye. Kinnaird, aye. Jackson, aye. Daniel, aye. 49 having voted in the affirmative, zero in the negative, the amendment passes. The Bill is back before you. Senator Apodaca do you have any other remarks to make? Hearing no further discussion or debate the question before the Senate is the passage of House Bill 669on its second reading. All in favor will vote, “Aye.” All opposed will vote, “No.” Five seconds will be allowed for voting and the Clerk will record the vote. 48 having voted in the affirmative and one in the negative, Senate Bill…Correction House Bill 669 passes its second reading and without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly acts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all in favor of the passage of House Bill 669 on its third reading will say, “Aye.” [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed, “No.” The ayes have it. 669 passes its third reading. The amendment will be engrossed and the Bill will be sent to concur in the Senate Committee substitute. House Bill 675. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 675, “Amend Pharmacy Laws.” [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tillman you are recognized to explain the Bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Briefly on the Bill, this Bill passed with overwhelming support in the House. It deals with three areas. Basically, if you’re a pharmacy technician employed by a pharmacy and go through the training program you will be certified by the NC Board of Pharmacy. Pharmacy audits, there’s a section on the audits. The bottom line is if you have an audit finding that is against you before you have to pay whatever the damages or the charges may be you have the right to not to pay that until it is finally adjudicated, then whatever the finding is. Many of them are charged a huge fee, $20,000 or $30,000 up-front, then they find out that they didn’t warrant a violation on final adjudication so this simply says that you wait until it’s settled and then you pay. Then the third section is on Schedule Two substances such oxycontin and Percocet. Those now have no expiration date. They will have a six-month expiration date. You must have a new prescription to get that refilled. That’s all it does. Be glad to take questions if you have them. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of House Bill 675 on its second reading. All in favor will vote, “Aye.” All opposed will vote, “No.” Five seconds will be allowed for voting. The Clerk will record the vote. 49 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, House Bill 675 passes its second reading and will without objection be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General…

Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all in favor of the passage of House Bill 675 on its third reading will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed, no. The ayes have it. House Bill 675 passes its third reading and will be sent to the the House to concur in the Senate committee substitute. For concurrence, third reading roll call. Senate Bill 103. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 103 - Amend assessment for infrastructure needs. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, you are recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Again, I recommend we concur. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is concurrence in the House committee substitute for Senate Bill 103. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote. 49 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, the Senate concurs in the House committee substitute for Senate Bill 103. The bill will be enrolled and sent to the governor. Senate Bill 547. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 547. Energy saving/contracting amendments. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hunt, you’re recognized to speak on concurrence second reading roll call bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I urge you to vote to concur. The House made a few changes, but it’s still a good bill. Please vote for concurrence, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Robinson, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I wanted to say that this is a good bill. I am a bit disappointed because there’s another institution in our state that is known for its engineering expertise and it’s not included along with the other two. Having been on that board of governors for ten years, I certainly know the expertise of those institutions. North Carolina ANT State University is one of those and brings in a tremendous amount of resources into our state. Although there’s not opportunity to do an amendment, I do want to say that I’ll vote against it. Not against the other two institutions because they are great institutions, but it’s the fact that North Carolina ANT is left out of the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is concurrence in the House committee substitute for Senate Bill 547. Second roll call vote. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote. Hise votes aye. Brock, aye. Davis. Senator Jim Davis is not on the floor. Senator Davis votes aye. 38 having voted in the affirmative and 11 in the negative, the Senate concurs in the House committee substitute to Senate Bill 547. The bill will remain on the calendar. For concurrence. Senate Bill 182. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 182. Limit of appeals to superior court

Mr. President.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Brunstdeer, you have ??[SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you members. Staff has found an issue they have to clean up in conference, so I ask you not to concur.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Bill sponsor has asked that you do not concur. Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is concurrence in the House committee substitute for Senate Bill 182. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed vote no. The bill's sponsor has asked that you vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for voting. The Clerk will record the vote. Woodard.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Mr. President. No please.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Abodaca votes no. Senator Rucho votes no. Senator Soucek votes no. Senator Tucker votes no. Jenkins votes no. Woodard votes no. Would anyone like to vote yes? 0 having voted in the affirmative and 49 in the negative, the Senate does not concur in the Senate committee substitute. The House will be notified of the non-concurrence. Senate Bill 321 for concurrence. Clerk will read.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 321: Inmate cost ?? ?? notaries.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Jim Davis, you are recognized to explain the concurrence.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. President, we've got a couple issues that we still need to work out, so I ask that you vote not to concur, thank you.[SPEAKER CHANGES]further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is concurrence in the House committee substitute for Senate Bill 321. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed vote no. The bill's sponsor requests that you vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for voting and the Clerk will record the vote. Blue?[SPEAKER CHANGES]No.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Carmen? I'll take that as a no.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Mr. President?[SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Stein, for what purpose do you rise?[SPEAKER CHANGES]I was talking to Senator Tucker and he steered me wrong. I need to change my vote to no, please.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Do you agree to that, Senator Tucker? Senator Hun votes no. 0 having voted in the affirmative and 49 in the negative, the Senate fails to concur in the House committee substitute. The House will be notified. Conference report for adoption, second reading roll call, Senate Bill 480. Clerk will read.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 480: UNC Capital Improvement Project.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Abodaca, you are recognized to debate the report.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you. We sent this child to school over at the House. They sent it down the wrong path, tried to teach it bad things. We were able to get it back, had a nice lesson with it last night, straightened it out, Senator Parmon, you'll be happy to know we got the Winston-Salem State piece back in. Senator Brunstetter too. We got out ?? courts. They don't go to UNC buildings, so I think it's ready to be voted on. I ask everybody to support it and I think the child is behaving now and like I had it back. I will not yield to questions from anyone.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Mr. President.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Tillman, for what purpose do you rise?[SPEAKER CHANGES]I'll ask Senator Tillman a question, then?[SPEAKER CHANGES]I can hardly wait to hear the answer.[SPEAKER CHANGES]Mr. President, he'll never get the truth.

Well, I'm glad I didn't ask you. Mr. President, in asking myself why the Western Salem State Peace was taken out, we had a huge debate on that and I need some explanation about what happened there because I thought we had an agreement in the committee there. [speaker changes] Senator Parker, Mr. President, I'll talk to him Senator Parker, Senator Parker, Ok. [speaker changes] Senator Parker do you yield your question from Senator Tillman? [speaker changes] I do. [speaker changes] [speaker changes] Senator Tillman. [speaker changes] My question is this, Senator Parmon, explain to me about the Winston Salem Peace, it has to do with the race track there in the NASCAR program is that what were talking about. Is that the fix? [speaker changes] Yes Senator Tillman and I would be glad to accept Senator Tillman to give me his explanation as well. But yes. [speaker changes] My explanation would be about this is that it's not good and all objection I can do is to vote no and I’m not saying this to influence anybody else, it's just what I have learned over the last couple of years about this track. Senator Brunstetter is a referred expert on this, but I don't want to ask him either because I've heard his answer. Thank you very much. [speaker changes] Mr. President. [speaker changes] Senator Apodaca to what purpose do you rise? To speak a second time to the conference board if I might. [speaker changes] Senator Apodaca you have the floor. [speaker changes] Thank you Mr. President members Seriously, we did lose the Winston Salem Peace when it was in the House it has been put back in and everybody is happy with it, that as a a stakeholder involved in this. So the University, the NASCAR folks from my understanding, everybody is pleased with this fix other than one particular former House Member. Thank you Mr. president [speaker changes] Further discussion or debate? And the question before the Senate is concurrence. Correct that, the question before the body is the adoption of the conference report for Senate Bill 480. All in favor will vote aye those opposed will vote no 5 seconds will be allowed for voting and the clerk will record the vote. 47 have voted in the affirmative, 2 in the negative. The conference report will remain on the calendar. Senator Bill 683 conference report for adoption. Senator Bill 683 Save common victims from human trafficking. Senator Goolsby(?), you're recognized to explain the report. [speaker changes] Thank you Mr. President. This legislation originally came to us after the House took our very good bill and stripped out the Safe Harbor provision for 16 and 17 year old girls who are sex trafficked, what we have done is that we have put that back in. I understand that the House concurred on it yesterday and it will actually be a true safe haven bill it rewrites the prostitution laws in our state, it protects women and girls who are sex trafficked and it will put us on the cutting edge of getting ourselves off the top 10 list, our state currently ranks number 8 for sex trafficking in the United States and we believe that this bill will help take us off that list of shame. I would appreciate your support.[speaker changes] Is there a further discussion or debate? Hearing another question for the body, is the adoption of the conference report for Senate Bill 683. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no, 5 second will be allowed for voting and the clerk will report, record the vote. 49 have been voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative. The conference report for Senate Bill 683 is adopted and the House will be so notified. Conference report for

?? House Bill 321. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 321: Amend Local Solid-Waste Planning. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Jackson, you have the floor to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members, I just ask that you concur. Concur, please. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the body is the adoption of the conference report for House Bill 321. All in favor will vote Aye. All opposed will vote No. Five seconds will be allowed for voting, and the Clerk will record the vote. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Apodaca, aye. Brock, aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rabin? [PAUSE] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Forty-eight having voted in the affirmative and one in the negative, the conference report for House Bill 321 is adopted, and the House will so notified. [PAUSE] Members, Senate Bill 683 will be adopted and sent to the Governor. I'm sorry. It will be enrolled and sent to the Governor, having been passed by the House as well. House Bill 417. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 417: Modify Internal Auditing Statutes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Brock, you're recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, this is something we've looked at before. This is to modify the existing internal auditing statutes by putting certain members on the board. There's a couple of amendments which we'll go through, which we'll change a couple of these. But if you'll look on Page 1 and Page 2, it looks at some of the changes. Most of them are technical, but also to make sure that the changes that we do in our internal auditing, that we have better records and better information flowing back and forth, so that we know how we're controlling our money. I'll be open for any questions, but I believe Senator Brown has an amendment. I have one as well. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Brown, you're recognized to send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] First, I'd like to ask Sen. Brock a question if I could. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Brock, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Brock, I saw than in Section, the section that deals with internal auditing that President of the University of North Carolina has been added to the Council of Internal Auditing. Do you know what the thought process was there as you look at the list of who's on that council? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I think just, Mr. Chairman, Mr. President -- ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, I think the reason why they did that is because ?? size of the university system to make sure that we have somebody there. I think it was put in kind of a, I'll say as an after-thought, but not really thought about when you look at the other people that make up the board itself. It looks as though those people that are elected or appointed through the General Administration, and that's something I think might need a change or take further investigation into. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President -- [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Brown, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forth an amendment, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Senator may send forth his amendment. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Brown moves to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Brown, you are recognized to explain the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President -- [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Apodaca? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Inquiry to Chair and the Clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] State your inquiry. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Did Sen. Brock send forth his amendment – [CUTS OFF]

Amendment first, or has he done that yet? [Speaker Changes] He had not, I recognize Senator Brown first. [Speaker Changes] Thank you Mr. President. As you look at who's on the council, I'm not sure why the President of the University of North Carolina would be added to that list, what the amendment does is take the president off of that list. [Speaker Changes] Mr. President [Speaker Changes] Senator Nesbitt for what purpose do you rise? [Speaker Changes] Would the gentleman yield for a question? [Speaker Changes] Senator Brown do you yield for a question? [Speaker Changes] I will [Speaker Changes] We're all trying to catch up with this bill as we go, but doesn't this call for internal audits in the University system? [Speaker Changes] It does Senator Nesbitt. It's my understanding that the President was added at the last second with very little debate. I would just like to put it in comfort so I can just get more information is really what I'd like to do. [Speaker Changes] So after you amend it then. [Speaker Changes] Then it will be different from the house, and then we can have that little debate. [Speaker Changes] Well then it would go back , excuse me another question. [Speaker Changes] You're recognized go ahead sir. [Speaker Changes] Then it goes back to the hose for concurrence. [Speaker Changes] Right and I doubt they would concur so we'll take a look then [Speaker Changes] Would he yield to another question? [Speaker Changes] Senator Brown do you yield? [Speaker Changes] I do. [Speaker Changes] We got to vote on this thing, I'm trying to, tell me what this audit committee is for and who its made up of? [Speaker Changes] The committee now is made up of the State controller, who is your service chair, the state budget officer, the secretary of administration, the attorney general, and the secretary of revenue, and then the President of the University was added, which just doesn't seem like a good fit for me. [Speaker Changes] Speak on the amendment. [Speaker Changes] Senator Nesbitt you are recognized to speak on the amendment. [Speaker Changes] Thank you Mr. President. I fail to understand why that would not be a good fit. I don't know who put this together or who added it or who didn't. But if these internal audits are going to apply to state government and the university system, university system operates under the board of governors, and they ought to have some say on the oversight, I guess this is an oversight committee that kind of writes the rules for how these things occur, and access to documents and so forth. It appears to me that the president of the university system, and this is not a local chancellor, its is the president, would be able to help facilitate getting these things done and getting the board of governors to go along and getting the universities to go along. I'll listen to other debates but I don't know why we would take them out, so I urge you to not vote for the amendment. [Speaker Changes] Further discussion or debate on the amendment? [Speaker Changes] Senator Brock. [Speaker Changes] Mr. President, speak to the amendment. [Speaker Changes] You're recognized go ahead. [Speaker Changes] Senator Nesbitt, I think one reason why we are going to take a look at it to make sure its been truly vetted, some of your concerns wouldn't be addressed if we did nothing with this bill and send it on through I'm just afraid it might get caught up in the rush at the end of the session and get passed through without being fully vetted. And by changing this amendment make sure we get it through to make sure this is addressed correctly in the bill. I urge all the members to support the amendment. [Speaker Changes] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all those in favor of the amendment as presented by Senator Brown will vote Aye, all opposed will vote no. 5 seconds will be allowed for voting and the clerk will record the vote. McKissick? No. Stein? No. 34 have voted in the affirmative, 15 in the negative. [Speaker Changes] Mr. President, I'd like to change my vote. [Speaker Changes] Okay. Senator Ford wants to change his vote to No. Final tally 33 in the affirmative and 16 in the negative. The amendment passes, the bill is back before you. Senator Brock. [Speaker Changes] Thank you Mr. President. Send forth an amendment. [Speaker Changes] Jim was recognized to send for his amendment, the clerk will read. [Speaker Changes] Did it go through?

(??) The amendment on the dashboard? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I don’t have the original signed up bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Senate will be at ease for a moment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the motion please. I would like to move that house bill 417 be displaced to the end of the day’s calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection? So ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. I think Senator Roucho is having a bladder issue, so if we could take about 15 minute break so we get ready for the next bill. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Nesbitt? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Nesbitt, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Democrats will caucus during the break. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any further announcements before we go into recess? [SPEAKER CHANGES] We are in recess. 15 minutes. We will re-convene at 2:50. (gavel bangs)