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Senate | June 19, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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The Senate will come to order. The Sergeant at Arms will close the doors. Members will go to their seats. Members and guests in the gallery will please silence all electronic devices. Leading the Senate in prayers, the Reverend Peter Millners, the chaplain. Members in the gallery will please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let’s pray together. God, you are a god of Eve and Jacob. We come to you and we have to admit that we are deceptive in our ways, each of us, and yet you want to give us a blessing. You say in scripture, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. So we pray, today, the lord, in this company of people assembled in this land that it will begin now to meet the conditions that will enable you, Lord, to fulfill your promises. Teach us how to live life rightly, how to follow in the footsteps of Moses and the prophets. Change us to look more like a redeemed Jacob, a liberated Jacob who is now Israel. For Christ’s sake, we pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Pate is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. The journal for Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 has been examined and is found to be correct. I move that the Senate dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stand approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, the journal for June 18 stands approved as written. Members of the Senate, our nurse of the day today is Cheryl Jackson or Cary, North Carolina. Cheryl, we appreciate your presence today and members of the Senate, if you please, recognize his assistance. On the motion of Senator Harrington of Gaston County, the chair is happy to extend courtesies to Dr. Patricia Skinner, the president of Gaston College, Julia Allen, the executive director of the Gaston College Foundation. If you are in the gallery, if you would please stand to be recognized. Ratification of bills. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Enrolled bills. The rolling clerk requests that the following bills duly ratified for presentation to the governor: Senate Bill 639, an act to clarify the authority of the Board of Agriculture over plants; House Bill 60, an act to terminate leases at the Indian Cultural Center site ?? and allocate certain portions of property as recommended by the joint legislative program of evaluation oversight committee; House Bill 219, an act to modernize the ways children born out of wedlock are referenced in general statutes by removing references to illegitimate when used in connection with an individual and to bastardity to allow a child born out of wedlock to inherit from a person who died prior to or within one year after the birth of that child if paternity can be established by DNA testing to make other technical corrections to statutes and amend it; House Bill 331, an act to stabilize title and to provide a uniform procedure to enforce claims of liens securing funds for condominium and planned community associations; House Bill 597, an act to approve an official seal for the bails bondsmen; House Bill 641, an act to provide that a court has the discretion to determine whether to grant a conditional discharge for a first offense of certain drug offensive. For the following bill, resolution duly ratified and properly enrolled and presented to the office of the Secretary of State; Senate Bill 111, an act to allow the city of Clinton to use a designed build method of construction; Senate joint resolution 7, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Don W. East, former member of the General Assembly.

Reports of standing committees. Senator Tillman what purpose you rise? Send forward Committee Report. Send forward your report. Clerk will read. Senator Tillman, for the Education, Higher Education Committee, submit for passive, House bill 249 Committee Substitute No. 1. Substitute Teachers' deductions, personal leave, favorable. Senate Joint Resolution, 15. Honor Jean Preston. Unfavorable as to joint resolution but favorable as to committee substitute joint resolution. Calendar Mr. President. Sir [??] Appledunker what purpose you rise? Motion, Mr. President, Please... State your motion. The reading clerk just read in from the Education Committee Senate Joint Resolution 15, honoring Jean Preston. I move that be put on our calendar today for our first item of business, please. Without objection Members of the senate, we are ready to go to the calendar. Senate Joint Resolution 15. In preparation for Senate Joint Resolution 15, the Sergeant at Arms will secure the doors and the pages will be seated. Members and staff are reminded to stay seated during the joint resolution. Senate Joint Resolution 15, the Clerk will read in its entirety. Senate Joint Resolution 15. Joint Resolution honoring the life and memory of Jean Rouse Preston, former member of the General Assembly. Whereas, Jean Rouse Preston was born May 25, 1935 in Green County to Marvin Wayne and Emma May [??]Kearney Rouse. And whereas, Jean Rouse Preston graduated from Snow Hill High School in 1953 and attended [??] Borum McDonald College from 1953-1955 and earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Education in 1957 and a Master's Degree in Education in 1973 from East Carolina University. And whereas, Jean Rouse Preston furthered her education by completing the Public Manager Program at the North Carolina State Personnel Development Center in 1989. And whereas, Jean Rouse Preston was a life long educator teaching business education in the Wilson County and Green County Schools and at the North Community College, and later serving as the Director of reading of K to 12 students in the program administrator for children with special needs in Green County. And whereas, prior to her retirement, Jean Rouse Preston served as principal and director of education for the Barnes School and ?? Caswell Center in Kingston. And whereas, Jean Rouse Preston later honored in ?? Karen County after retiring from the field of education. And whereas, Jean Rouse Preston served with honor and distinction in the North Carolina General Assembly as a member of the House of Representatives for seven terms between 1993 and 2006 where she represented the people of ?? Cattleray, Jones and Oslow Counties, and as a member of the Senate for three terms between 2007 and 2012 where she represented the people of ??Cattleray, Craven and Dromoko Counties. And whereas, during her tenure in the General Assembly, Jean Rouse Preston was an advocate for education, servant, vice chair of the House Appropriation Subcommittee on Education and House Committee on Education and as Co=Chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Higher Education and the Senate Sub-Committee on Education, Higher Education. And whereas, Jean Rouse Preston was a member of the Cattleray Presbyterian Church. And whereas, Jean Rouse Preston was named one of the one hundred incredible East Carolina University women in 2007 and received a covenant with North Carolina Children's Award in 2005 and whereas Jean Rouse Preston died on January 10, 2013 at the age of 77 and whereas, prior to her death Jean Rouse lost...

Husband, Buford Party, Husband Cornell John Edward Preston and daughter Lisa Ford-Party and were as Dean Rouse Preston is survived by Susan Hardy Castleberry and two grandchildren Cameron and Parker. Therefor be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representative concurring Section I: The general assembly honors the life and memory of Jean Rouse Preston and expresses it's appreciation for the service she rendered to her community and the state of North Carolina. Section II: The general assembly extends it's deepest sympathy to the family of Jean Rouse Preston for the loss of a beloved family member. Section III: The Secretary of State shall transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the family of Jean Rouse Preston. Section IV: This resolution is effective upon ratification. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown is recognized to explain the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. In all of us who have served with Jean would have to say that she became a dear friend to all of us. One thing I will say about Jean Preston is the term lady was definitely Jean Preston. She was as genuine as they come. You just couldn't find any person more genuine than Jean. I think about Jean and I remember when she decide to run for the house. It was a dual district back then and it included part of Waslow County, so she came over to Waslow County to campaign for that seat and she was running against a couple of encumbrance and of the three running she was definitely the underdog. I remember somebody in Richland's telling Jean that they didn't know why she was over there because she wouldn't get a single vote out of Richland. Naturally she carried the precinct and when the election came around Jean won one of those seats and serve representing Waslow County for a while and then thru re-districting Jean house district became Carterette in Jones County. Well I grew up in Jones County so I felt it would be great having Jean represent Jones County with me and what I didn't realize that when it became election time Jean get's more votes that I do and I grew up over there, so that would just tell you how tough Jean was. You couldn't go to an event that Jean Preston wasn't at. She was the hardest worker I have ever seen in my entire life. That's why her constitutes loved her. She didn't miss any event. You couldn't out work that lady. She was just relentless. And when it comes to constituent work she was the absolute best. Of course when she came over to the Senate our district was right beside each other we spent many many hours working together on coastal issues and on career tech and of course special needs where dear to her heart those issues as well. She and I became very good friends. There were very few weekends that we were not at the same event or talking on the phone about some legislation. We just spent alot of time together. I remember the last time she ran, we had to talk her into running. She was ready to retire and we talked her into running and she got her 60% of the vote like she always did and she served those two years and then she was ready to retire and spend more time with Susan and the grandkids in particular and Cameron was getting ready to go to UNC and play soccer and Parker was into baseball and she talked about wanting to spend a whole lot more time with them. It was tragic the way Jean left us because I know she was really looking forward to her future and spending time with her family. Se was a great lady and I do truly miss her especially on some education and coastal issue that we've worked so close together and I know everyone is this body misses her too. I have a picture of her and myself in my office and I look at that picture quite often and I think about how good of a lady she really was. [SPEAKER CHANGES]

Understand and speak briefly to it. I certainly treasure the time that I've spent with Jean. I knew her when she was in the House and there were education issues that I was working on when I was in the school system I would talk to Jean she was the voice of the education over there in the House for six or seven terms, and then she was a trusted colleague here as we worked on education things and I'll always remember that. We're honored in saying goodbye to two of our great friends we did Donnie's yesterday and Jean Preston, and their memories will remain with me a long time and I am honored to have Jean's daughter Suzanne as my legislative assistant, a sweet genteel person through and through and sincere through and through, just like Jean, and one of the great ?? of Jean's life was Suzanne, her daughter, and Cameron and Parker, the two grandchildren who are also here somewhere today, Mr. President, and with your indulgence I would ask that - maybe we'll do that later. We'll have them stand later. They're here and, proud for them to be here, and I know that Jean is looking and smiling down on Suzanne and Cameron and Parker, and so proud of you all; and ask you to support this resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Blust, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I can't let the opportunity go by to say something about Jean Preston. I first met her when she came to the legislature after she was elected in '92, and served with her in the House ten years. In the first meeting I had with her she came by my office and told me the kinds of things she was interested in and she kept emphasizing her background in education. And I said - then I called her Representative Preston, later started calling her Jean - if you really are committed to this education stuff, you tell me where you want to be and what you want to do so that you can enhance that. She was put on the education committee, and she played a major role on educational issues. Didn't matter whether the House was on a Democratic control or Republican control. And she had a sense of dedication and commitment that's probably unequaled by anybody in this place on those issues. She really had a compulsion for them. Over the course of time those who serve here tend to establish a bond between each other and it's almost like a family bond in many ways and I just felt so proud to be associated with Jean, both in the House and over here in the Senate. Her advocacy for young people and for the kind of quality education that she felt that she had received in North Carolina is unequal. I knew a lot about her. I didn't realize that she spent time down in Robeson County at Flora McDonald College at the time and I've got to believe that that's part of what made her so special that she carried away some of the good attributes Robeson County has to offer. I'm honored to have known her, I'm honored to have served with her, and I'm honored to commend this resolution to you because we really do celebrate the life of a very wonderful, special individual. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You may have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thanks Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate I stand in front of you today to reflect and say farewell to a person I actually consider a friend. Jean was a native of Greene County. Greene County is a small community; tight knit and tend to know everyone, and I can tell you she was very well known and highly regarded in our community. Growing up there, and when I made my way to the Senate, so often residents of the community would always ask about her and when I would go back and often find myself sitting down often sometimes with administrators with the school system they would always bring her up and something she had done to help students in our community. It was a tremendous loss to us at the time when she left to go to the coast but we understand why she had to go. One of the greatest gains then was when she returned to the General Assembly. I remember so often, again, people conveying messages to send back and forth and what I miss so often.

No I have an opportunity to come back is we would often meet right in the corner nearly every session and talk about Green County she would say well Don how's everyone doing back home and they would, when I go back home people would ask me and they were given reports on how I was doing here but she always checked on me and even asked how I was doing when I first came she reached out and I appreciated that more than ever and I would simply say a couple things. When we come here ?? we come with a charge. We have interests in many issues but there are probably a few things that we really stake our ground in. She staked her ground in education and not only did she stake her ground in education but she had a long track record of making a difference in education especially with special needs children. For me that was important as my interest has been in education, she taught me. The second thing I would say about here was that we heard earlier. She was a first class lady and I would better characterize her as truly a sweet, sweet spirit and the epitome of grace the way she carried herself. On behalf of not only the Senate today but all of the resident's in Green County, and not only do I say that we miss Senator Preston but I end by saying that we miss as we called her in Green County, Pookie. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? ?? For what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You may have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I just will tell you that when I first came to the General Assembly, I met Senator Preston because of my interest in education and got involved with the wrong group of people in trying to get something done and Senator Preston said to me, "Lady that's not the way to get that done." She proceeded to take me under her wings and to help me and because of that we were able to get scholarships to recruit African-American males into the teaching profession. And Senator Preston and I continued to work in our years on the house in education, and I never met a finer person, nor a person more committed to education than Senator Preston as she indeed was a lady and she was committed to teaching young people across this state. I will never forget her, nor what she did to try and help me with education and to help educate our students and I do honor her and had the pleasure of working with her. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hunt for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You may have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We talked about what a wonderful lady Senator Preston was, she really was. She was ??. She was sweet, but she was also no shrinking ?? ball. One time I was walking, we were walking to the elevator together and I said Jean, how you doing? She said doing pretty good but we need to get rid of the leadership. And I need to point out we were in charge then. I said ok. But I do commend this resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca? [SPEAKER CHANGES} To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You may have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We talk about Senator Preston and she truly was a lady, and in every sense of the word. But there is another word and Senator Hunt was talking about it. She was tenacious. As much as any lady I've ever met in my life. And the grandchildren I think have that tenacity from their grandmother and they're excelling in athletics, probably due to their grandmother. I can think about when she was running. Mr ?? you lived this memory with me. I go to bed about ten, ten thirty and my phone ringed about a quarter to eleven. It'd be Jean Preston. Somebody had said something and my god we where going to lose that election. And this went on for a good three or four months and Lisa said finally, I'm a worry about you and this Jean Preston? And I said if you look as good at seventy as she does you better worry. And that being said, Suzanne the main thing....

One of the main things internally here we regret that happened to you by the loss of your mother is having to work with Senator Tillman. So we want you to know you're in our prayers every day, but we miss your mother every day and she was one of the finest ladies I've ever known in my life. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President.... [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator McKissick, for what purpose you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGE] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGE] I would feel very remiss if I didn't say some very kind and thoughtful words about Senator Preston. I really had not gotten to know her well until Senator _______ wife passed away and the senate took a bus down to her funeral. Senator Preston and I were seated close to each other during that trip. So we spent about four hours down talking and after the funeral, having lunch together and as well as the trip back up. I got to really learn who Jean Preston was – her background, her history, her connections through the community but most importantly just the intrinsic values that she had as a person and her passion toward issues related to education. I used her consistently as a tool when it came to seeking input on legislation that came before us in the education committee. One of those persons I could go to and say, "Jean, I'm not feeling quite right, what do you think? What are your thoughts? Give me an additional perspective on this." She was always thoughtful, she was always insightful, she always took the time to communicate but most importantly, she was very principled in what she said. She was one of those people who approached issues with a sense of bipartisanship. I know there were issues which I felt strongly about as a member on the other side of the aisle. I'd speak to her about it and if she felt she could lend me her support, she would. Likewise, she'd come to me and we would discuss things that might go the other direction. But she was always open. She was always receptive. She was always warm and friendly and connected to everyone and somebody who I had the deepest admiration for and someone who'll be sorely missed in this chamber. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Allran, for what purpose you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] What has already been said has been done so well and I can't add too much to it because the comments have been so good, but I would feel remiss if I did not stand up and just acknowledge how very much I liked this individual. She sat behind me here in the chamber and I got to talk to her and I got to talk to her in caucuses and visit with her in her office sometimes. I just really appreciated her quiet dignity. She didn't say all that much but when she did, people listened to her. She had beautiful southern manners. She was a pleasure to be around. As people have already said but which is so true, she was just the epitome of what we call a great lady. Quite frankly, I feel privileged and honored that I was able to serve with Jean Preston. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Pate, for what purpose you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you very much. I got to know Jean Preston when I was elected to the house. She and I served over there several terms together. Then she came over here to the senate prior to me coming. When I got recruited to run for the senate seat, I went to Jean right off the bat to see if she could help me, because the senate district included Greene County and although Jean, as has been brought out today, lived down in _____ lately but prior to that time she was a Greene County native. Luckily for me, she had a large family that still lived in Greene County. She made sure that I got to meet all of those people and took me under her wing or I'd say she put a noose around my neck to be sure that I was led to meet the various people in Greene County because she said, "This is going to be tough." But thanks to her help, I was able to join her in the senate. Our time together was much too short over here but I certainly appreciate all the help that Jean Preston and her family gave me during those campaigns. Thank you very much. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator _________, for what purpose you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak to the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I won't belabor what's been said but I didn't have the benefit of knowing Jean as long as so many of you'll did, but I felt like I did. The reason I felt like I did was because of this connection that I had with Jean that already has been talked about and that's Greene County. See, I married a Greene County girl...

A marigold is a lot like Senator Preston. And I knew a lot about Senator Preston before I got here because one of her dear friends was a very close friend of my wife’s family and I had known her since I was about sixteen years old and so when Ms. Patricia ?? found out that I was running, she kept telling me, oh you’re going to enjoy my friend jean Preston so much. And when I got here, Jean really did what everybody else has talked about. She took me under her wing. She was always looking out for me, every time I saw her, how are you doing Buck? Are they treating you okay? If they’re not treating you okay you let me know, we’ll figure it out, we’ll take care of it. And one of the education ties, one of the ways she helped me the most was in our difficult budget session, in the last session. She let me know that the Eastern School for the Deaf was on the chopping block. And she didn’t, she told me she didn’t feel like that was right that I didn’t know that. And so I talked with her about it and kinda came up with a little plan of action and in the end we were able to show that that was not the right choice for the state to close that school. And so the folks really back home can really credit Jean for helping me figure out a way to skin that cat. But she was always looking out for me. She was a great lady and I’m really sorry that I didn’t get to serve more time with her. And I’ll miss her. So I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Sanderson for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak to the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. You know out of everyone in this chamber, and I wanted to take the definition of, I think Senator Brown said it first when he gave us Jean Preston as the lady that she was. I want to carry it one step farther. She is the epitome of what I call a southern lady, and I think everyone in this Chamber knows what I’m saying. I had the unique opportunity to learn about Jean Preston in three ways that most of you probably never did. In fact, I know you didn’t. The first way that I learned about her was running head to head against her in a Primary campaign. Now, when I look in retrospect at that, it might have been a very foolish decision on my part. But the reason I did that was a story all on its own. But I met this lady, the very first time I ever saw her, she and I were standing, I was standing behind her and we were in a line getting ready to speak in front of about 400 or 500 votes in Craven county. And she turned around to me and she said, Norm we need to get together and talk. And that expression became so familiar to me in the next there or four years because that’s what she would say when we had a problem that we wanted to solve together. For the next six months, on the campaign trail, Jean Preston and I, myself a lot of times were campaigning in front of groups of 2 or 3, or 4 or 5 in outlying areas of our district. And I just began to get such an appreciation for this lady. Because I never heard her say anything that didn’t come straight from her heart. And never did she say anything that she totally didn’t mean. Jean Preston never said anything to gain a vote. She said it because she believed it. And so when we went through this Primary election and I’m not even going to tell you the results because I don’t want to embarrass myself. But I had become so impressed with her, a few weeks after that when I was offered a Chairmanship of our county party. I took it, and I took it primarily so that I could get our country organized and help this lady win this seat. Because I knew that she would be a tremendous asset to our county. To Pamlico county, which was the new county in her district. The second way that I got to know Jean Preston was by serving with her. Three of the counties that she had, because I did go back later and win the House seat when she was running for the Senate, or when she won the Senate seat, and I was able to serve her representing two of the three counties that she had. And to my great delight when I first came into the House.

I was able to serve with her on Appropriations Education Committee. Her from the Senate and me from the House. And I do not want to even tell you some of the conversations she and I had about our Senior Appropriations Chairman after the lights were turned down and the halls were empty and the chambers were empty because we really gave you guys and ladies a hard time about what we thought needed to be done for our district in education. And she was such a lady who somebody said tenacious. What an appropriate word because she really was. And just to know her under those circumstances and to be able to serve with her and to represent a portion of the same folks that she was representing, I learned so very much after that two years serving with her in the House while she was in the Senate. And the third way I got to know Jean Preston, more than any, anyone in this room, was by stepping into the position that she had held in this chamber. When I was campaigning for this Senate seat, when I would go into places and present myself and ask for people’s votes and tell them what I was going to do. I knew without any doubt whatsoever, especially the people over in Carteret County, when I stood up to speak they were not measuring me by what I was saying or what I looked like or how I said it. They were measuring me by how I would compare to Senator Jean Preston. And I am so thrilled to say that evidently somehow, just a little bit I was able to live up to what she meant to those people. Because when you go time after time after time and you hear folks talk about what a marvelous person she was, you begin to understand, without even soliciting it, you begin to realize that that’s the truth. Because people don’t say that just to impress you. They say things like that because they really mean it. And so I count myself blessed to have known her in those three ways. I too miss her. I will always miss her. I will always hold her up as a standard as long as I am serving the people in that district. And it’s just been a delight to see Susanne and the children and her husband, and just to see them everybody. Because every day I walk to my office, I pass Susanne, Senator Tillman’s office and I see her in it, and it just brings me back into remembrance of why I truly am here and that’s to serve the people of the state of North Carolina and my district and I commend this resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further or debate? Members of Senate I’m just going to take a moment before we vote and I just want to echo what has already been said. I think the, the thing about jean Preston that struck me as much as anything, I think Senator Apodaca alluded to it and a couple of others have said something about it, is she was one tough lady. And she was someone however that if she told you what she was going to do you could count on it. We have now two consecutive days this Body has taken the time to honor former members. And I would just like for you, the members of the Senate to reflect on that fact and reflect on the comments that have been made about both Senator Preston and Senator ?? and how those comments have come from members of both parties and have, have been, I think in very obvious terms, straight from the heart and an indication of the relationships that are developed on this floor and in the halls of this building and the legislative office building over the years. It is one of the grand things in my view of serving in the Senate. And Susanne we are continued to be blessed by your presence and we thank you for the willingness of your, you and your family, for you to share Jean with us for all the years. It is a treasured memory for all of us and it’s something we will continue to keep in our hearts and minds. Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, question before the Senate is the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 15 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed vote no.

Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The Clerk will record the vote. 46 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, Senate Joint Resolution 15 passes its second reading and without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly Enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all in favor of passage of Senate Joint Resolution 15 on its third reading will please stand. Passage of Senate Joint Resolution 15 is unanimous and Senate Joint Resolution has now passed its third reading and will be sent to the House by special message. Members of the Senate we have with us today and upon the motion of Senator Tillman and Senator Apodaca the Chair is happy to extend courtesies to Senator Jean Preston's daughter, Suzanne Castleberry, her grandchildren Cameron and Parker and friends from Greene County. Suzanne, if you would all please stand to be recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] A motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] State your motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Move that the words spoken on Senate Joint Resolution 15 be ?? upon the journal. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Multiple motions relative to today's calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] State your motions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, members, House Bill 195 on today's calendar, Cornelius/Extended Use of Design-Build has to be removed from today's calendar and re-referred to Committee on Ways and Means. Mr. President, House Bill 998, Tax Simplification and Reduction Act, remove from today's calendar and refer to Committee on Finance. Mr. President, House Bill 137, Reward Amount/Arrest of Fugitive From Justice, ask that it be placed on next Wednesday, that would be what, the 26th's calendar of June. Mr. President, House Bill 201, Reinstate 2009 Energy Conservation Codes, move from today's calendar, place on next Wednesday the 26th's calendar. Mr. President, House Bill 428, North Carolina School Bus Safety Act, remove from today's calendar and move to next Wednesday, the 26th, along with House Bill 450, Criminal Contempt, move to next Wednesday, the 26th. And last but not least House Bill 727, Alternate Procedure for Obtaining Salvage Title, remove from today's calendar and put into Committee on Rules. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 195, House Bill 998, House Bill 137, House Bill 201, House Bill 428, House Bill 450 and House Bill 727 with reference to the motions so ordered. Senator Robinson has an excused absence for the remainder of the session. Ratification of bills. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Enroll bills. Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills duly ratified for presentation to the Governor. House Bill 817, An Act to Strengthen the Economy through Strategic Transportation Investments. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members of the Senate we're now prepared to go the remainder of the calendar. First on the calendar a local bill's second reading on the first page of the calendar there are three bills remaining. The Chair would

Propose that we take all three of those jointly. Is there any objection to that? Anyone want to have any of those bills heard separately? Senator Stein is granted a excused absence for the rest of the session. Hearing no objection house bill 140, house bill 290, house bill 294 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 140 city of Lowell regulate utility vehicle, house bill 290 Rutherford airport authority, house bill 294 authority to remove abandoned vessels. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate on house bill 140, house bill 290 or house bill 294? Hearing none the question before the Senate is the passage of house bill 140, house bill 290 and house bill 294 all in their second reading, all in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed will say no. The ayes have it and house bill 140, house bill 290 and house bill 294 have passed their second reading and will without objection be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina general assembly [??] enact. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, question before the senate is the passage on third reading of house bill 140, house bill 290 and house bill 294. All in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed no. The aye's have it and house bill 140, house bill 290 and house bill 294 have passed their third reading. House bill 140 will be enrolled, house bill 290 will be sent to the house for the house to concur in the senate committee substitute, house bill 294 will be sent to the hose for concurrence in the senate committee substitute. Public bill second reading, I'm sorry. Members senate on the second page we have five additional house bills. Is there a request that we have any of those read and considered separately? Hearing none, house bill 305, house bill 326, house bill 354, house bill 408 and house bill 427, a clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 305 Chapel Hill economic development projects. House bill 326 Rutherford condemnation consent. House Bill 354 two county commissioners may be served [??]. House bill 408 Beaufort right of way safety, House bill 427 Middlesex extend mayors term to four years. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none the question before the senate is the passage on second reading of house bill 305, house bill 326, house bill 354, house bill 408 and house bill 427. All in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed say no. The aye's have it and house bill 305, house bill 326, house bill 357, house bill 408 and house bill 427 have passed their second reading and will without objection be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina general assembly [??] enact. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none the question before the sentence is the passage on third reading of house bill 305, house bill 326, house bill 354, house bill 408 and house bill 427. All in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed will say no. The aye's have it and house bill 305, house bill 326, house bill 354, house bill 408 and house bill 427 have passed their third reading and all will be enrolled. Public bills second reading, house bill 56, clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 56 [??] state contract review laws. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. Members of Senate I believe Mr President that Senator Gunn has a technical amendment that might be useful to proceed this and advance my explanation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] senator Gunn for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forward your amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] It's on the dashboard. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Gunn moves to amend a bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Gunn is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We're taking a point and adding a hyphen [??]. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate on amendment one? Hearing none the question before the senate is the passage of amendment one to the senate committee substitute to house bill 56. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no, five seconds will be allowed for the voting, clerk will record the vote.

[SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? ?? 47 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative for Amendment 1, House Bill 56 passes, and House Bill 56 is back before you on second reading. Senator ? is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? and members of the Senate, quite frankly I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for someone else to write an extraordinary technical amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Changing periods, Senator Collins is not something I have ever particularly enjoyed, but have had the opportunity many times. And I want to say thank you to Senator Gunn. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Senate, House Bill 56 is really just a ?? iteration of an effort to try and get the contracts the state entered into viewed in a very ?? going way. We started several years ago and began a process of requiring those kinds of things and we had a similar bill ?? ??? that passed this chamber some time ago that would have added some requirements. This bill actually came ?? a companion, came back from the house earlier, so we are running this. It has some additional changes to try and tighten up this kind of review. I think it is generally accepted. I think would help us in general terms of reviewing these matters. I’d be glad to try and answer any questions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Vote for discussion or debate. Hearing for question on the Senate is the passage on second reading of the Senate Committee substitute ?? as amended House Bill 56, all in favor will vote aye, those who vote ??. Five seconds will be allowed for the vote. 48 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, House Bill 56 passes its second reading and will without objection be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? ?? act [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? discussion or debate. The hearing for the question of the Senate it is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute, House Bill 56 as amended on its third reading, all in favor will say aye, all opposed no. The ayes have it. ?? and House Bill 56 as amended has passed its third reading and will be sent to the House to concur in the Senate Committee’s Substitute and the amendment will be enrolled, ?? I’m sorry. The amendment will be engrossed and the bill will be sent to the House for concurrence. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 220 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 220 ?? ?? ?? ?? on this day. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized. Senator Hunt? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Who ?? the bill. [SPEAKR CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] First I have an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forward your amendment. We’re waiting for it to come up on the dashboard. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hunt moves to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hunt is recognized to explain the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I thank you. Mr. ?? this amendment simply changes the type of, changes the reference number. ?? ??. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate on Amendment 1 to House Bill 220? Hearing none the question for the Senate is the passing of Amendment 1 to House Bill 220. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the vote. Voting clerk will ?? the vote. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? aye. Jackson aye. 47 having voted in the affirmative, Newton aye. 48 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. Amendment 1 to House Bill 220 passes and the bill is back before you on second reading. Senator Hunt is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. This bill is simply recognized as something called the fragile ?? syndrome. As a situation that is not well recognized in the community and even the ?? at large ??. The bill basically made no ?? ?? on today the 22nd.

[Speaker changes.]...there is, just to explain briefly...it really is explained in the bill if you're lookin' at it. Some people have this ??Fragile X Syndrome??. Some other people are carriers of that syndrome...a lot of people actually, they simply make the community at large and the medical community aware of this...this situation. Appreciate your support. [Speaker changes.] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of House Bill 220 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye. All opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. 48 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. House Bill 220 has passed its second reading and will, without objection, be read a third time. [Speaker changes.] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [Speaker changes.] Is there further discussion or debate on House Bill 220. Hearing none. The question before the Senate is the passage on third reading of House Bill 220. All in favor will say aye. (Ayes.) All opposed no. The ayes have it and House Bill 220 has passed its third reading and will be enrolled and sent to the Governor. I'm sorry, Members, House Bill 220...the amendment will be engrossed and the bill with the amendment engrossed will be sent back to the House for concurrence. [Speaker changes.] Mister President? [Speaker changes.] Senator Pate, for what purpose do you rise? [Speaker changes.] To send forward a committee report out of order. [Speaker changes.] Send forward your report. Clerk'll read. [Speaker changes.] Senator Pate, for the Healthcare Committee, submits for passage, House Bill 371...Chiropractor Assistants Certification Fee, favorable; House Bill 830 Committee Substitute Number One adopt state symbols, favorable; House Bill 467, Committee Substitute Number One Breast Density Notification and Awareness, unfavorable as to Committee Substitute Bill Number One but favorable as to Senate Committee Substitute Bill; House Bill 832, Committee Substitute Number One, expand Pharmacists Immunization Authority, unfavorable as to Committee Substitute Bill Number One but favorable as to Senate Committee Substitute Bill. [Speaker changes.] House Bill 371, House Bill 830, House Bill 467, House Bill 832...calendar? [Speaker changes.] Mister President? [Speaker changes.] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [Speaker changes.] Mister President, we have a urgent matter that was just read in that we need to get before us for immediate consideration. That would be House Bill 830, State Symbols. I know Senator Newton and Hise are anxious about this bill. [Speaker changes.] Is that a motion to bring that forth immediately? [Speaker changes.] It is. To bring it forth. For immediate consideration. [Speaker changes.] Without objection, Clerk will read. [Speaker changes.] House Bill 830, Committee Substitute an act to adopt the official state fossil, frog, salamander, marsupial folk art and art medium. [Speaker changes.] Members of the Senate, we're gonna' wait until that comes up on the dashboard. I believe it's there for all of you to read. (Laughter.) Who is the proponent of this measure? Senator Newton, for what purpose do you rise? [Speaker changes.] I saw an accusing finger pointed at me from across the chamber, I figured I better stand. (Laughing.) Thank you, Mister President. Thank you, colleagues. This matters come over from us from the House and the reason my..I have a connection to it is it relates to a portion of the bill that relates to what the official folk art of North Carolina would be under this bill and that is to name the whirlygig art of ??????? Simpson of Wilson, the official folk art of North Carolina. And I'll take just a moment, very briefly to explain to you why this is so important to our neck of the woods. Mister Simpson passed away very recently but his art, as strange as it may sound to some of you, is recognized all over the world. It is encased in museums in foreign countries and in major cities throughout our country. One of his pieces was at the Olympics in Atlanta, and you might find it strange, but this gentleman served our country honorably in World War II and was a machinist and when he retired, he started making folk art and we call...everybody calls them "whirlygigs"....

And basically they are as you probably have seen in other venues, recycled pieces of metal and equipment and items turned into art. And it’s quite fantastic and when I was a kid I didn’t appreciate it, and I hope people will appreciate what I’m getting ready to say. When I was a kid I didn’t appreciate it. There were all these strange windmill type objects with the reflectors and paint all over them out in the middle of the country along this farm road. And we used to have great fun on Friday nights when we didn’t have anything better to do than drive down that windy road and let our headlights hit all that fantastic stuff out there in the middle of that field. And we just didn’t know any better and there was a tremendous festival in Wilson County, the Whirligig Festival that has been going under, under going for many years. Many thousands of people attend it in the fall and there’s a large park there that’s been established to collect and renovate and store all this art for the future. When you have people that come from all over the world, strangely enough, to come see this stuff you would have people tramping through this field out of nowhere. You know you sometimes wonder if the local guy is a whole lot more special than you appreciated when you were a young kid. So that’s part of what this bill is about. The other parts, some of which come from classes, fourth graders and so forth. I’m not aware of any opposition of this bill. Any folks that had some concerns those mattes got straightened out in the House. So otherwise I’ll try to answer your questions but I commend the bill to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion. Senator Pate, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, I’d just like to report to Senator Newton that this bill survived a very rigorous debate in the Health Care Committee and it is presented to you and good luck. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion? Senator Clodfelter, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Would the bill sponsor yield to a question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] With great fear and anxiety, I will yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Newton, I consulted about this bill with Former Senator Richard Stevens and he had a question that he thought was very important to the consideration of the bill and so I will pose the question to you. I know it was a good question when he asked it of me. The bill proposes to designate the Virginia opossum as the official state marsupial. I don’t know if we have a North Carolina opossum, there seem to be a lot of them running around but his question wasn’t that. His question was, are there any of our other state symbols that it’s legal to hunt and kill? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] See if Senator Clodfelter will yield to a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Do you know that the reason why the Virginia opossum and not the North Carolina opossum has never made it to this side of the road? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock I had a suspicion that might be the case, but I don’t know if we can hunt any of our other state symbols and that was the question Senator Stevens wanted me to ask. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’m up here hoping there will be further discussion or debate. Hearing none. Senator Davis for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To grant your wish. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’d like if the bill sponsor would yield to a question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, I notice that the marble salamander is distinguished by its charismatic personality, could you tell me how you determined that? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I have no idea. That one definitely is over my pay grade. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Hearing no further discussion or debate, the question before the Senate is the passage of House, of the Senate Committee, oh the Committee Substitute for House Bill 830 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye, all oppose the vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting, clerk will record the vote. 45 having voted in the affirmative and 3 in the negative. The Committee Substitute to House Bill 830 passes its third reading and will without objection, be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly Acts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage on third reading of the Committee Substitute to House Bill 830. All in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All oppose, no. The ayes have it.

And the Committee Substitute to House Bill 830 has passed its third reading and the bill will be enrolled and sent to the Governor. Members of the Senate, upon the motion of Senator Buck Newton of Johnston, Nash and Wilson County, Chair is happy to extend courtesies to Bruce Rose, the Mayor of Wilson, North Carolina, Ginny Moore, the executive director of the Whirlygig Park. Jefferson Curry, Mary Creedy, Garrett Warriner, Sally Peterson, Suzanne Holdford, and Beth Fogleman, friends of ?? Simpson and Gary Profit, the chairman of the Wilson County Republican Party. If you’re present, please stand. [APPLAUSE] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does Senator Newton yield to a question please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Newton, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, does that need to go special messenger to the House, are they waiting on it? Seriously, I’m being serious. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I think that would be a very nice courtesy but I wasn’t asked to do that. But I think that would be nice. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let’s do it special messenger, since we have folks here. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Actually Senator Apodaca, it’ll be special messenger to the Governor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Him too. [LAUGHTER] [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 686, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 686, NC Seafood Park name change. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Cooke’s recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President, members. This is pretty straightforward. It’s simply a name change. Changing the Marine Industrial Park to now be called the North Carolina Seafood Park. That’s pretty much it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate. Senator Cooke, your microphone is still on. Further discussion or debate. Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage on second reading of the Committee Substitute to House Bill 686. All in favor will vote aye. All opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting, clerk will record the vote. [PAUSE] Tillman, aye. McKissick, aye. Newton, aye. 48 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, House Bill 686 has passed its second reading and will without objection, be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate. Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Committee Substitute to House Bill 686 on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. All opposed no. The ayes have it and House Bill 686 has passed its third reading and will be enrolled and sent to the Governor. House Bill 700, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 700, omnibus state IT governors change. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. As our IT budget has grown to over 1.3 billion dollars and the complexity of IT and the programs and issues that we have, the changes in House Bill 700 will allow the CIO and ITS to make the changes to review projects, codify things as cost savings. Hire outside counsel for contracts which has been greatly needed because so many times this state has been taken to the cleaners on some of our contracts, establishes an IT fund and also set up the ability to hire deputy CIOs to help with the complexities that we have with dealing with IT projects and their interaction with numerous agencies in the state. I urge your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Daniels, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. I just wanted for the record to reiterate Senator Brock’s words that he just said, that a lawyer was really necessary in this process and he said that there was a great need for outside counsel and I appreciate that those words coming out of Senator Brock’s mouth. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate. Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 700 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye. All opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. [PAUSE] Raybin, aye. 48 having voted in the

affirmative and none in the negative, House Bill 700 passes it's second reading and will,without objection, be read a third time.[SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts.[SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate?[SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tillman, for what purpose do you rise?[SPEAKER CHANGES] To as Senator Brock a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock do you yield?[SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes Sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I always had a high regard for you Senator but I'm believing now you'll say anything to get a bill passed. You said we needed lawyers. You did say that. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Only good ones and it's cost the state about three hundred million dollars because we've had bad lawyers.[SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, question for the Senate is the passage on third reading of the committee substitute to House Bill 700. All in favor say Aye,[SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye.[SPEAKER CHANGES] all opposed no. The Ayes have it and the Senate committee substitute to House Bill 700 has passed it's third reading and will be sent to the House to concur in the Senate committee substitute. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President.[SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rabin, for what purpose do you rise?[SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forth a committee report out of order please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] send forward your report. The Clerk will read.[SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rabin of Brunswick submits a passage for the finance committee. House bill 143 ?? payment in lieu of taxes; favorable. House Bill 229 committee substitute number one hold in Beach Canal Dreddon District three: favorable. House Bill 234 committee substitute number one clarify Pender County ABC Laws : favorable. House Bill 261 Senate Committee substitute number one ?? deanexation : Favorable. House Bill 302 repeal ?? annexation : favorable. House BIll 412 Eden Duke Energy annexation agreement: favorable. House Bill 421 senate committee substitute number one. Marksfield deannexation: Favorable. House Bill 526 Senate committee substitute number one ?? voluntary annexation : favorable. House Bill 553 Committee substitute number one amend Cataret County occupancy tax: favorable . House Bill 567 Senate committee substitute number one lumberton deannexation: favorable. Senate Bill 305 committee substitute number one DMV commission contract changes: Favorable as amended. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 143, House Bill 229, House Bill 234, House Bill 261, House Bill 302, House Bill 412, House Bill 421, House Bill 526, House Bill 553, House Bill 567 and Senate Bill 305 : calender. Senate Bill 285 for concurrence . Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 285 DWI case. No ?? court required. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator David is recognized to explain the motion. Thank you Mr. President. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Senate, the House just changed the language of the title. I ask for your affirmative vote for concurrence. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none,the question for the Senate is the concurrence in the house committee substitute to Senate Bill 285. All in favor will vote Aye. All opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The bill sponsor asks that you vote Aye. The clerk will record the vote. 48 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, the Senate concurs in the house committee substitute and the bill will be enrolled and sent to the governor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodoca for what purpose do you rise. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. House Bill 371 was reported in by the healthcare committee Chiropractic assistance certification. It has a fee attached and needs a serial referral to finance. House Bill 371.[SPEAKER CHANGES] So ordered. Notices and announcements[SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Pate, for what purpose do you rise?[SPEAKER CHANGES] To make an announcement.

announcement, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Berger appoints the following Conferees for Senate Bill 76, short titled Domestic Energy Jobs Act. Senator Newton, Chair, Senator Brock, Senator Rucho, Senator McLaurin, and Senator Harrington. Senator Berger also appoints the following Conferees for Senate Bill 393, Constructive Fraud Limitations Period. Senator Clodfelter, Chair, Senator Blue, Senator Barringer, Senator Brunstetter. Senator Berger also appoints the following Conferees for Senate Bill 402, Appropriations Act of 2013. Senator Brunstetter, Chair, Senator Brown, Senator Hunt, Senator Apodaca, Senator Rabon, and Senator Hise. Thank you, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Nesbitt, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, Mr. President. An announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, sir. The Democrats will caucus briefly after session. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Brown, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]. I have an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Republicans will caucus immediately after session. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Randleman, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to send forward a Senatorial Statement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Send forward your statement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Randleman has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, Mr. President. Members, this Senatorial Statement actually congratulates the players and coaches of the West Wilkes High School softball team on winning the 2013 State 1A Championship. Mr. President, I would like for this Senatorial Statement to be spread across the pages of the journal. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Are there further notices...? Senator Apodaca, for what purpose... [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Mr. President, an announcement please. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, Mr. President. Members, there will be a book of condolences at the rotunda of the Capital through the rest of today for Governor Holshouser. So, I encourage everyone to go up and sign if you have a moment. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Newton, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, Mr. President. To send forth a Senatorial Statement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Send forward your statement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Newton has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, Mr. President. And colleagues, I'll be brief since I've already spoken about Viola Simpson. In regards to the bill we just passed, I appreciate your vote on that matter, and I just, there was a joint, there was a resolution honoring him in the House and I wanted to send forth this Senatorial Statement with my honoring him as well. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Are there further notices and announcements? Senator Davis, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Send forth a Senatorial Statement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Send forward your statement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Davis, you have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, Mr. President. This statement just honors Hayesville's 100th Anniversary. Hayesville is the county seat of Clay County, and my District. And I ask that it be spread across the journal. Thank you, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Is there further business to come before the Senate? Further notices or announcements, or any other business to come before the Senate? If not, the Chair recognizes Senator Pate for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the Senate do now adjourn, subject to the receipt of Committee Reports, the receipt and re-referral of messages from the House and the Governor, the re-referral of bills and resolutions, and the ratification of bills, to reconvene on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. The motion is that the Senate do now adjourn, subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Pate, to reconvene on Thursday, June 11, at 11:00 a.m. Seconded by Senator Tart. All in favor will say aye. All opposed, no. The ayes have it, and Senate stands adjourned.