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House | June 19, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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Representative Moore is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, the journal for Tuesday, June the 18th, 2013, has been examined and found to be correct. I move to approve as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore moves that the journal for June 18th be approved as written. All those in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed say no. The ayes have it. The journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials, and papers addressed to the General Assembly of the House. Ratifications, bills and resolutions. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Enrolling clerk reports the following bills due to be ratified for the 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. House Bill 219, An Act to Modernize the Ways Children Born Out of Wedlock Are Referenced in the General Statutes. House Bill 331, An Act to Stabilize Titles and Provide a Uniform Procedure to Enforce Claims of Lien Securing Sums Due Condominium and Planned Community Associations. House Bill 597, An Act to Approve an Official Shield for Bail Bondsmen. House Bill 641, An Act to Provide the Court Has the Discretion to Determine Whether to Grant a Conditional Discharge to For a First Offense of Certain Drug Offenses. And the following bill and resolution due to be ratified and properly enrolled and presented to the Secretary of State, Senate Bill 111, An Act to Allow the City of Clinton to Use the Design-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. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Chaptered Bills will be noted. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to a group of visitors from Huckleberry Summer Camp. Please stand and let us welcome you. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, if the House will come to order. Ladies and gentlemen, the Chair would like to announce that there is a book of condolence that’s been placed in the State Capitol rotunda for people who wish to express their sympathy for the Holshouser family. The book will be available all afternoon. If you have an opportunity, I encourage you, especially those of you who knew Governor Holshouser and his family, I would encourage you to take the time to go forth and sign the book. Representatives Howard, Lewis, and Setzer are recognized to send forth a committee reports. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Howard, Lewis, and Setzer for the finance committee. House Bill 529, Edgecombe County Occupancy Tax Authorization, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Foreign Trade Zone, Expand Definition of Public Corporation, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 71, Amend Irrigation Contractors Licensing Laws, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 103, Amend Assessments for Infrastructure Needs, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 368, Inmates Prescriptions/Pistol Permits, favorable in House committee substitute, unfavorable is the Senate committee substitute. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House committee substitute, calendar. Senate committee substitute, unfavorable, calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 490, Exclude Custom Software from Property Tax, favorable is to the House committee substitute, unfavorable, is to the Senate committee substitute. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House committee substitute, calendar. Senate committee substitute, unfavorable, calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 476, Rewrite Underground Damage Prevention Act. Favorable is to the committee substitute number two, unfavorable is to the committee substitute number one. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee substitute number two calendar, committee substitute, unfavorable, calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 680, Jump Start Our Business Start-Ups Act. Favorable is the committee substitute number two. Unfavorable is to the committee substitute number one. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee substitute number two, calendar. Committee substitute number one, unfavorable, calendar. Representative Johnson and Langdon are recognized to send forth committee reports. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Johnson and Langdon, for the education committee, House Bill 831, Education Services for Children in PR/PFs. Favorable is the committee substitute, unfavorable is to the original bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 168, Clarify Education Reporting Requirements. Favorable is to the House committee substitute, unfavorable is to the Senate committee substitute. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House committee substitute, calendar. Senate committee substitute, unfavorable, calendar. And on House Bill 831, original bill, unfavorable, calendar.

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in favorable, appropriation. Representative Stevens is recognized to send forth a conference report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representative, the conferees appointed to resolve differences between the Senate and the House of Representatives on House Bill 243. The bill has been entitled An Act to Authorizing the Owner of Self-Storage Facility Who Has a Lien Upon Personal Property to Deliver Notice of the Public Sale of the Property to the Occupant by Certified Mail or By Verified Electronic Mail, To Publish Notice in Any Commercially Reasonable Manner to Conduct the Sale Through an Online Publicly Accessible Auction Web Site. The conferees recommend the Senate and the House of Representatives to adopt this report. Conferees for the Senate, Senator Harry Brown, chair. Senator Rucho, Rayburn. Conferees for the House of Representative. Representative Stevens, chair. Representative Shepard, Murry, Jeter, Saine, McElraft, and Glazier. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, upon motion, Representative McManus from Chatham County, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Siler City Elementary School Girl Scout Brownie Troop 54. Please stand and let us welcome you. Ladies and gentlemen, also upon motion of Representative Whitmire from district 113, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins and Doris Hawkins and their grandchildren, Hayden and Seth, all from Henderson County, please stand and let us welcome you. Calendar. House Bill 562. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate committee substitute for House Bill 562. The bill has been entitled An Act to Revise and Consolidate the Charter of the Town of Cramerton. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Bumgardner, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate this bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for a motion and to debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Please vote green on this bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman...the Chair infers a motion in that statement, a motion to concur, is that correct, Representative Bumgardner? Further discussion, further debate. If not… Representative Fisher, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just to ask the member a question please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Bumgardner, does the gentleman yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Representative Bumgardner. Do you happen to know how the bill was changed at all when it came back from the Senate. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, ma’am. The bill was changed at the request of the leaders of the town of Cramerton. It had a couple of lines that they wanted to take out so we obliged them. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Follow up. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Could you point to those and explain where the….possibly where the delegation stands on the bill now that it has been changed? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes. They didn’t want the line in there about Robert’s rules of order for whatever reason. They objected to that and there was some discussion among the delegation, everybody’s on board, we want to get this approved. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you very much. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the motion. If not, the question before the House is the motion to concur in the Senate committee substitute for House Bill 562. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote.

All members please record Representative Mcgrady. Clerk will lock the machine record the vote. 111 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative. The house has concurred in the senate committee substitute to house bill 562. The bill will be enrolled. House bill 817 the clerk will read. [Speaker Change] Senate committee substitute number 3 for house bill 817 a bill entitled an act to strengthen the economy through strategic transportation investments. [Speaker Change] Representative Bill Brawley please state your purpose. [Speaker Change] For a motion. [Speaker Change] The gentleman is recognized for a motion. And to debate the motion. [Speaker Change] Thank you Mr. Speaker. I do move, I do move that the house do now concur in the third reading with the senate committee substitute for house bill 817 third edition. [Speaker Change] Further discussion, further debate? If not the question for the house is the motion to concur in the senate committee substitute number 3 for house bill 817. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. All members please record. Clerk will lock machine, record the vote. 105 having voted the affirmative, 7 in the negative. The house has concurred and the senate committee substitute number 3 to house bill 817 the bill will be enrolled and sent to the Governor. House resolution 1013 the clerk will read. [Speaker Change] House resolution 1013 a house resolution honoring the life and memory of Wallace Simpson a visionary artist. The house resolves. [Speaker Change] Representative Martin please state your purpose. [Speaker Change] To speak on the resolution and have it read in its entirety. [Speaker Change] The lady will yield, the gentleman, the clerk will read. [Speaker Change] Whereas Wallace Simpson was born on January 17, 1919 on a farm in Wilson County to William Oscar Simpson, and Emma Watson Simpson. In whereas Wallace Simpson served as Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Core during World War 2 in the South Pacific. And whereas Wallace Simpson established Simpson repair shop of machinery, repair shop in Wilson County. And after a number of years he also established a house moving business and whereas the retirement of Wallace Simpson began making giant windmills known as whirly gigs with materials he collected, or spare parts left over from his businesses. And whereas Wallace Simpson created unique and fanciful whirly gigs that measured as wide as 55 feet and as tall as 60 feet, with parts that reflected the light that he displayed across the family farm in Lucama. And whereas although a self-taught artist Wallace Simpson's creations soon caught the attention of people from all around the world and made the farm a tourist attraction. And whereas Wallace Simpson was commissioned to make whirly gigs for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and whereas Wallace Simpson's whirly gigs have also been ?? at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta Georgia. And at other locations including New York, California, Canada and England. Whereas articles feature Wallace Simpsons' and details of his artwork appear in many national magazines and several books. In whereas in 2011 Wallace Simpson was presented with the North Carolina award, the state’s highest civilian honor. And whereas phase one of the Wallace Simpson whirly gig park will open in the fall of 2013, in the city of Wilson. And will feature large collections of Simpson's whirly gigs that have been fully restored and prepared for display. And whereas in recognition of Wallace Simpson's contributions to the state, the House of Representatives unanimously pass legislation earlier this year adopting Simpson's whirly gig creations as the official folk art of the state of North Carolina. And whereas Wallace Simpson leaves a legacy as an artist and craftsman that will be enjoyed and appreciated by generations to come. And whereas Wallace Simpson died on my 31st 2013 at the age of 94. And whereas Wallace Simpson was preceded in death by his daughter Jeanie Simpson. And whereas Wallace Simpson is survived

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This affected art lovers from all over the world, Soon all will be able to come to Wilson, North Carolina and enjoy the Vollis Simpson's Whirligig Park in Wilson. I am humbled to speak of the legacy Vollis Simpson, and encourage all of you to come to Wilson. A long, long life lived productively and creatively so that all could enjoy the benefits of his work. I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Tolson, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The gentleman is recognized to speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. Speaker, members of the House. I had the pleasure of visiting Mr. Simpson's workshop, and you talk about an inspiring situation that it truly was for me. To walk in and see stuff piled everywhere, it sort of reminded me of the shop we had at my home farm. But he was a creative genius. He took that scrap metal from anywhere he could find, or anybody would give to him and created some magnificent whirligigs. It was truly inspiring just to see a man that didn't considered, and I think Representative Martin explained to me right, he didn't think of him as an artist, but he was a true genius in what he did with those scrap metals and putting them together. I hope that you, and Representative Martin referred to this, I hope you will go on-line and look at the pictures that she sent. It would just inspire you to look at the work this man did, and it was just a hobby for him as he started out. I doubt he ever thought it would be as world-wide known as it is, but he was truly a great artist, a true asset to the Wilson County area, and I hope that this whirligig park is completed, as you're traveling in our area of the state, that you will take time to go by and visit and see the mastery of the work that he did, and the legacy he's going to leave for North Carolina for years and years to come for people to enjoy. It's just really inspiring to see his work and I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Further discussion, further debate. If not, the question before the House is the adoption of House Resolution 1013, all in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no, the clerk will open the vote. All members please record. The clerk lot machine will record the vote. 115 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative, House Resolution 1013 has been adopted and will be ordered printed. Ladies and gentlemen, upon motion of Representative Susan Martin, and Representative Farmer Butterfield from Wilson County, the Chair's happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to friends and family of Vollis Simpson, including Carol Kyles, Vollis Simpson's daughter, many friends and admirers including the director of Vollis Simpson's Whirligig Park, Jenny Moore, Wilson Meyer, Bruce Rose, others including Jefferson Curry, Mimi Gretty, Garret Warner, Sally Peterson, Susan Holford, Beth Fogleman, Gary Prophet, Jean Fischer, and Rachel Martin. Please stand and let us welcome you. Ratification of Bills and Resolutions, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The enrolling clerk reports the following bill to be ratified for presentation to the Governor, House Bill 817, and act to strengthen the economy through strategic transportation investments. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Ladies and gentlemen, the Chair would like to extend the courtesies of the floor to an honorary page, Jackson Saine. Representative Saine, he looks like he's only a year or 2 away from being taller than you.

Welcome all of Jackson, Chairs, I also ask you to extend the courtesies of the gallery on behalf of Representative Dennis Riddell to Bob Riddell, the brother of Dennis from Charlotte. Bob, please stand and let us welcome you. House Resolution 1014, the clerk will read [speaker changes] House Resolution 1014, a house resolution honoring the founders of the town of Falcon, while observing the town's 100th anniversary. The house resolves. Representative Szoka, please state your purpose [speaker changes] Senator Waddell [speaker changes] The gentleman recognizes Senator Waddell [Speaker changes] Thank you Mr. Speaker, Ladies and Gentlemen, unfortunately the mayor and hte commissioners form the town of Falcon can't be here with us today. That's why I've forgone reading the entire resolution. Let me just say that it's a great small town, and that by voting for this, you'll show them that no town is too small on the state of North Carolina for this General Assembly to take note of and remember them on their anniversary. I urge you to vote for the bill. Thank you. [speaker changes] Further discussion, further debate. If not, the question before the House is the adoption of House resolution 1018, or 1014. All in favor vote 'Aye'. All opposed vote 'No'. The clerk will record the vote. All members please record. The ?? machine will record the vote. 114 have been voted affirmative. 9 in the negative. House resolution 1014 has been adopted and will be ordered printed. [Speaker changes] Mr. Speaker [Speaker changes] Representative Moore, please state your purpose [Speaker changes] Re-referral some bills [Speaker changes] Let this gentleman be recognized [Speaker changes] Mr. Speaker, Senate bill 368 short-title is in May's Prescriptions Pistol Permits, may that be removed from the counter and referred to the Committee on Rules. [Speaker changes] Without objection, so ordered. [Speaker changes] And Senate bill 127, short-title is Customer Service, Economic Development, Transportation. That bill is presently in Commerce. That needs to be removed and referred to the Committee on Appropriations, sub-committee on NER. [Speaker changes] Without objection, so ordered. [Speaker changes] One more Mr. Speaker [speaker changes] The gentleman is recognized [Speaker changes] Senate bill 638, which is the North Carolina Farm Act of 2013, that bill was the one that was sent to Judiciary B for hearing today. That bill needs to be removed from Judiciary B and referred back to the Committee on Agriculture, which I think is going to be meeting and taking final action on that in a few days. [Speaker changes] Without objection, so ordered. Senate bill 264, the clerk will read it. [Speaker changes] Committee substitute for Senate bill 264, a bill titled An Act to Strengthen The Nuisance Laws to Close Down Businesses that Repeatedly Sell Controlled Substances and to Create a Rebuttable Presumption on Pre-Trial Release for Repeat Offenders who Sell Drugs at a Place of Business. General soviet North Carolina enacts. [Speaker changes] Representative Brawley, please state your purpose. [Speaker changes] For a motion [Speaker changes] The gentleman is recognized for a motion [Speaker changes] Having voted with the prevailing side, I move to reconsider amendment 1, identified as S264-ATO-12 version 3, and then be asked to be recognized to explain the motion. [Speaker changes] The gentleman is recognized. [speaker changes] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This was an amendment I put forward yesterday to protect property rights of innocent landholders. An unintended consequence is it completely fouls up laws related to lawsuits by third parties. It would not be a trivial exercise to correct the problems this amendment would create. And rather than try to do committee work on the floor, it is my intent to withdraw this amendment and try to address that issue in a separate bill at a later date. I ask for your support on reconsideration. [speaker changes] Further discussion, further debate. The question before the House- if not, the question before the House - is the motion by Representative Brawley to reconsider the amendment - his amendment - to Senate Committee substitute - his prior amendment to Senate Bill Substitute 264. All in favor vote 'Aye'. All opposed...

no. The Clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 114 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative, the amendment passes. Representative Brawley, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Now that the amendment is before us, I would like to withdraw the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection so ordered. Representative Stevens, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the original bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I knew if I held out long enough the Roger West method would pay off, and so I had that opportunity to speak to Representative Brawley and we were able to come to some resolutions, so I ask you to support the bill as it is and we can thank Roger West for taking up less time on the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative West, please state your purpose. No, I’m just kidding. Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 264 on its third reading. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. All members please record. Representative Starnes. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 113 having voted in the affirmative, 1 in the negative, the Senate Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 264 has passed its third reading and will be returned to the Senate. Senate Bill 231. The Clerk will read. House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 231, a bill to be entitled ‘An Act to Modify the Duties of the State Advisory Council on Indian Education’. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Charles Graham, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. To send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to send forth an amendment. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is the amendment ARQ-37. Representative C. Graham moves to amend the bill on page 1, lines 21 through 26, by rewriting the lines to read… [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Senator Jim Davies and I have been working on this with the advisory council. This amendment basically adds a North Carolina Indian Commission, and also gives the state-recognized tribes and a federal tribe an opportunity to be a part of this reporting progress, and that’s… he supports this 100%. Thank you and I ask for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the amendment? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the amendment sent forth by Representative Graham for the House Committee Substitute of Senate Bill 231. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 114 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative, the amendment passes. We’re now back on the bill. Further discussion, further debate? Representative Charles Graham, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker and members. This bill basically strengthens the duties of the North Carolina State Advisory Council. It gives the Council the responsibility to do an annual report and along with that annual report develop an action plan with recommendations, which was a good addition to this committee, and Representative Davis and I have worked diligently with the Council and we both feel like we’ve got a good bill for the Advisory Council to work with, and I do appreciate your support. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate on the bill as amended. If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee substitute to Senate Bill 231 as amended on its second reading. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. All members please record. Representative Brawley. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 113 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative, the House Committee substitute to Senate Bill 231 has passed its second reading and without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 231 as amended on its third reading. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed say no. The ayes have it. The House Committee

Substitute the senate bill 231 as amended has passed its third reading. It will be engrossed and returned to the senate. Senate bill 336, the clerk will read. [Speaker Change] Community substitute for city bill 336 bill has been trying to enact to requiring the divisions of medical assistants and public health within the department of health and human services, and state health plan division within the department of state treasurer to coordinate the diabetes programs they each administer to each develop plans to reduce the incident of diabetes to a group care and control complications. And to report to the joint legislative oversight committee on health and human services and that fiscal research division. General submit North Carolina enacts. [Speaker Change] Representative Dollar please state your purpose. [Speaker Change] To debate the bill. The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [Speaker Change] Well and I suppose in true senate tradition they have included the full explanation of the bill and the title, and the bill does follow exactly what the title indicates. And I would just simply add to that, that this is a coordinated between Medicaid, between public health, and between the state health plan to work on a range of, to ID these issues. It's something that everyone is supporting and we think long term it's gonna help us get a much better handle on the efforts that are out there to address this very important chronic disease and be happy to answer any questions, would appreciate your support. [Speaker Change] Further discussion, further debate? If not the question for the house is the passage of the senate committee substitute the senate bill 336 on its second reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine, and record the vote. 113 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative. The senate committee substitute, the senate bill 336 has passed its second reading and without objection. Will be read a third time. [Speaker Change] General assembly of North Carolina enact. [Speaker Change] Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of the senate committee substitute to senate bill 336 on its third reading. All in favor say aye. [Speaker Change] Aye (group) [Speaker Change] All opposed say no. The ayes have it, the senate committee substitute to senate bill 336 has passed its third reading the bill will be enrolled and sent to the governor by special messenger. Senate bill 377 the clerk will read. [Speaker Change] House committee substitute for senate bill 377 a bill to entitle an act to allow the governor to temporarily suspend routine weight inspections of trucks on the instance of an imminent threat of severe economic loss of livestock or poultry, or widespread or severe damage to crops ready to be harvested. General assembly of North Carolina enact. [Speaker Change] Representative Dixon please state your purpose. [Speaker Change] To debate the bill. [Speaker Change] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [Speaker Change] Thank you Mr. Speaker, members of the house.. This senate bill is almost identical to house bill 584 that we passed some time ago out of here a 110 to 4. The only change this time is that we added probable cause so that the law enforcement officers within this event were, was suspended. They still had probable cause to believe that there was an imminent danger for what was being transported they had the right to, to stop. And I would appreciate your support, would answer any questions that you have. [Speaker Change] Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of the house committee substitute to senate bill 377 on its second reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no, the clerk will open the vote. Clerk will lock the machine, and record the vote. 112 having voted the affirmative, 2 in the negative. The house committee substitute to senate bill 377 has passed its second reading, without objection. Will be read a third time. [Speaker Change] General assembly of North Carolina enact. [Speaker Change] Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of the house committee substitute to senate bill 377 on its 3rd reading. All in favor say aye. [Speaker Change] Aye (group) [Speaker Change] All opposed say no. The ayes have it the house committee substitute to senate bill 377 has passed its third reading, will be returned to the senate. Senate bill 461 the clerk will read. [Speaker Change] Committee substitute for senate bill 461 a bill an entitle an act to require the divisions of motor vehicles to allow third party commercial driver’s license skills testing any day of the week and to extend the validity of a temporary driving certificate issued to an applicant for a commercial drivers license ?/ 60 days. General assembly of North Carolina enact. [Speaker Change] Representative Faircloth, please state your purpose. [Speaker Change] To debate the bill. [Speaker Change] The gentleman's recognized.

Speaker: Thank you Mr.Speaker and the members of the house this bill comes from the senators ?? it address a need for our commercial truck drivers we know what a big part of our economy that those folks are and they also many of them work seven days a week ?? but they work weekends as well as week days consequently it comes down to tested fro driver's license all some times it seems convenient for them to be able in time during the week it is possible for third party who is contracted with D M B to skill driver's test for ?? vehicles on the weekends when D M B is not actually doing to get themselves this would this bill would simply require that third party will allowed to administer skills test for driving commercial vehicle pursing ?? anyway in the week also this bill would give 60 days ?? for commercials driver's license ?? that accommodates that they are long ?? in their possession i would ask to support the bill, Speaker Changes: Further discussion further debate if not the question before the house the senate committee substitute for senate bill 461 on it's second reading all in favor vote aye all oppose vote no the clerk will open the vote ,the clerk will record the machine and quote the vote 114 have voted in the affirmative none in the negative the house committee substitute senate bill 461 has passes it's second reading without objection to be red the third, Speaker Changes: General assembly North Carolinian act, Speaker Changes: Further discussion further debate if not the question before the house is the senate committee substitute the senate bill 461 on it's third reading all in favor will say aye all oppose say no the senate committee substitute the senate bill 461 will be enrolled and will send to the governor by special messenger senate 568 the clerk will read , Speaker Changes: House committee substitute for senate bill 568 the senate has ?? insurance of an restricted license of an individual it's certain ?? ?? lands general assembly north Carolinian acts, Speaker Changes: Representative ?? please state your purpose, Speaker Changes: To debate the bill, Speaker Changes: The gentlemen is recognized to debate the bill, Speaker Changes: Mr.Speaker members of the house many of you may know that the bill passed the house companion versions of this bill earlier this year what this bill simply does it allows ?? individual a device called bi optic lens will often looks like if we see a surgeon with little magnifying glass on their glasses to see ?? got bi optic lens and magnifies that this bill has gone through transportation committee there was an amendment adopted at the request of the ophthalmologist ?? that is also acceptable to the bill sponsors and what it does is simply spilled out the procedures folks ask why do you need the bill if any if you get your driver's license you will know that your eyes checked and you put forth your ?? because the man hits the thing it's a practical problem with it this spells it out this language is both crafted with the D M B with the ?? visually impaired and also the ophthalmologist remember i would urge you to support this bill as well as support the ?? amendment thank you Mr.Speaker, Speaker Changes: Representative ?? please state your purpose Speaker Changes: To send forth the amendment Speaker Changes: Gentlemen is recognized to send forth the amend the clerk will read Speaker Changes: Representative ? page 1 line 23 by adding at the end of the line the following Speaker Changes: the gentlemen is recognized to debate the amendment Speaker Changes: thank you Mr speaker this amend is very simply it's imply recognizes that overlooked during the original debate of the bill and that is the fact that some folk will move in to north Carolina already being licensed with their previous state if residence and holding the license allowing them to drive with this type of vision assistance this would simply add this requirement that would waved if the applicant is a new driver of north Carolina who have a valid driver's license issued by a another jurisdiction that requires a ?? also it would add 928 this requirement has waved this has to do with behind the wheel training this requirement has waved if the applicant

successfully completed behind the wheel training and assessment program is a continuing condition of licenser in another jurisdiction, so it recognizes you, citizens, and allows the Madrona to acquire license to drive on a road [SPEAKER CHANGES] for a discussion credit event on a minute, if not a question of White House is the past of a memo sent forth by rep that if there bought that house many substitute of house built by sixty eight, all in favour, but not all pose no note of our equipment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Bartlett machine or the one hundred twelve by the firm and none of the negative the amendment passes were now back on the bill further discussion further debate on the bill is amended if not a question for the houses. the passage of the house may substitute a single sixty eight, as amended, on its second rate help a remote all." note that the" all members please Gordon, Mark what she or the one hundred twelve Bytes affirmative. none of the negative the house mates of students and about sixty eight is amended as best as I can read without objection be rented, third transcended North Carolina and other discussion from the right, if not question whether houses the passage of the house may substitute a single plastic unit measured on its third ring, Oliver said I hope is a note guys have it now. Smithy's is due to send about five sixty eight, as amended as necessary. read the building grows the returns of the Senate,Senegal six thirty five heart rate means that you present build six thirty five development. an act to clarify that only incumbent providers make instructing you elect to city transmission line Johnson of North Carolina : big deals in fourth amendment. they the job and resume don't be recognized secondarily generalized the fourth amendment that Ms. figure this this bill as, apartment, the baby calls a portal and regular commission order one thousand which basically said in a nutshell that would allow our transmission facilities to be to be owned and built by third-party entities or any of these awards is there some real technical issues while we don't do that if you guys lastly right questions. I'll explain, but I won't bore you do that network or said,unless the states adopted the rules otherwise that would allow this. that's what this bill is about the mystery license within the Jim's right has been recognizing for the member burglary rested in the Yellow Pages. [SPEAKER CHANGES] suborned by by rewriting lines to read the Jennifer administrative women. they restricted [SPEAKER CHANGES] this amendment actually is a part is left out that this allows easy generating facility weathered renewable of whether traditional source to be out of construct their lines from where the renewal where the energy source is through the closest place that I can put into the agreement. this is bit more flexibility, space it for the renewable president discussion president. I don't remember if not a question for analysis capacity of the minutes of work are rooted in anger to the house may substitute Senate Bill 's six thirty five on forever,but I hope is not known or popular [SPEAKER CHANGES] for watching record about one hundred twelve( affirmative none of the negative member passes were now back on the Velcro discussion thread event represented. would you please take your purpose. see a person angry over the question of Eggert 's general menu [SPEAKER CHANGES] . I think the general yields and take a couple concerns raised with me about this bill and I remember that it also, some of the same questions. one was in public utilities committee. my question to you is is this in a out-of-state company that is engaged in the transmission line business were interested in getting involved in North Carolina. can they do that in their own mind that in the business bid for an online under this be a good quite regularly. the title of the dispute, you little clue to that now they can get on the line if it's constructed it. yet the project is done by one incumbent utilities such as our colossus is due to Jordan 's boundaries. but this bill will benefit from owning land. there's reasons for that tangible.you only get the raises federal reasons. all management of the frequency which determines how you motor run management of bulges, controlled manner quality of the lines quality interconnects that you don't prefer not to follow up the medium German yields a big

About just before session. As I look at it more though it seems that the FERC, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for those of us who don't work with it everyday, it did allow each of the 50 states to opt out if it wished, but it seems to me as I'm reading it that the commission thought it would be more competitive if states did not opt out. Or they said if states want to opt out they could but on the other hand for reasons of competition they could choose not to opt out. So we have chosen to opt out, is that correct? [SPEAKER CHANGES] That is correct. We've chosen to opt out because of reasons, the technical reasons I explained. I don't think you want to go home and see a ground fault on the circuit that wasn't owned by the company utility go bad and the whole city of Durham or the whole city of Raleigh be in black. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill as amended. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you first Representative Hager, I appreciate that. I thought about this and appreciate the topic about the technical nature of it, i just have to look a it this way. That if FERC at the federal level decided it was something that was useful to allow companies who are not located in one state to none the less own transmission lines. If they thought that was a reasonable idea and made such an order, that seems like a good idea form the perspective of competition. Now Representative Hager has talked about technical issues but what I see overriding it is that we are restricting competition, we are preventing other companies from coming into this state and competing with our existing utilities on the question of owning transmission lines, which in turn could save consumers some money. So while I appreciate Representative Hagers explanation it seems to me this really is in final analysis an anti-competitive bill and I at least am gonna vote no. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of house committee substitute to senate bill 635 is amended on its second reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no, the clerk will open the vote. The clerk allot machine record the vote. 92 having voted affirmative, 20 in the negative, the house committee substitute to senate bill 635 is amended, has passed its second reading, without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] General assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of house committee substitute to senate bill 635 is amended on its third reading. All in favor vote aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed vote no. The aye's have it, the house committee substitute for senate bill 635 is amended, has passed its third reading, the bill being grossed and returned to the senate. Senate bill 709 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 709 the bills being [??] to enact to allow the Department of Transportation to increase the speed limit on certain interstate highways to a maximum of 75 miles per hour. General assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Iler please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. This bill comes to us from Sanchez [SP], Hunt, Rabin and Harrington, it passed with one descending vote in the senate and was in transportation I believe yesterday. And it just gives the Department of Transportation the ability based on engineering and traffic investigation that they determined 75 miles per hour is a safe and reasonable limit, that they have the ability to set that rate. And I believe in the bill it may contain information about - this is not in, it may be in municipalities but is normally in rural areas, controlled access highways. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Collins please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Wish to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I'm gonna oppose this bill although generally I agree with almost everything that Representative Iler says and does and usually vote right along with him. but the reason I'm gonna oppose it is because the tolling bill, house bills 267 that we sent over to the senate, they're sitting on them, apparently are not going to pass it. So if you're concerned about your interstate possibly being tolled as I am, and as your remember that was a bill that dealt with interstates across the entire state, it wasn't just picking one out. One of the few bargaining chops that we'll have with them is that they can create new lanes, make those hot lanes where people can drive through the state faster and pay for it and thus pay for those new lanes without having to toll the lanes we already have. The faster we let the speed limits go on the roads we have we've got no bargaining chips left, and what the DOT is eventually gonna try to do is come back and toll our interstate starting with I-95. So for that reason I'm gonna oppose this bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Iler please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak a second time on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill a second time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I don't see anything in here about tolling and I think it's a stretch to the comments we just heard.

Everyone’s entitled to their opinions, and again, the bill says they may set these based on their engineering and traffic investigation, and I see very few areas where this is going to apply, and if you drive the interstates today, you’ll know that 75 is pretty much the average speed, and I take I-40 from here to the Wilmington area, and I can guarantee you 75 is pretty average already on those interstates, and I believe they’re going to be doing 75 miles an hour in Wake County probably or anywhere like that. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Glazier, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I know this is one that reasonable people can disagree on. I’m going to be voting no on the bill, in many respects because of the comments that I read that were pretty eloquent actually from Representative Dollar that were in the paper and Representative Carney, but I add a couple of points. Life is fast enough, and I don’t know; I’m sure it will add a little bit of time to get somewhere if we move up the 5 miles per hour where DOT wants us to do that or allows us to, but at what cost? It would seem to me, and I suspect, that insurance companies are for the most part opposed to this. We’ve argued a lot on this floor about trying to reduce and keep North Carolina’s rates low. I think that there’s no question but that there will be additional safety issues raised by this, and it will be incumbent I think on insurance companies then to look at that data and potentially increase rates. Whether that occurs or not I don’t know, but it strikes me as a reasonably possibility. I’ve looked at a map that was provided by a colleague of where the states are that have raised the rate, the speed limit, and they are all places where there’s lots of cattle and lots of plants and not lots of people, and that is not this state, and finally I look at our demographic, and I look at our demographic in our sister states where the travel is going to be up I-95 and on I-40, and our sister states are not the ones that are increasing it, so you’re going to have… we’re going to be an exception within an area, which I think creates its own problem, but we have a lot of young drivers in this state, and I guess maybe going back to my school board days, the call I always hated, as any of us would as a parent, were the accidents and the deaths at schools, and almost inevitably they were near the summertime and they were as a result of speed. We have an enormous number of young people in this state and we have an enormous number of more senior people, of which I consider myself, whose reflexes are not what they once were, and so for the little bit of additional gain this might get, because I view the safety costs as far exceeding the benefit, at least for right now my vote will be no. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Jones, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House. With all due respect to the sponsors of the bill, I’m going to have to vote no on it as well, and I’m going to just share with you a few reasons for my vote and you’re going to have to vote your conscience and decide what you believe is right. I sent an email to all of the members about an hour ago just showing you the map of the United States that showed the 16 states that have miles per hour posted speed limits above 70 miles per hour, and I would just note that virtually all of those states are large western states. They’re states that have long, flat highways and they’re states that have much less density in their population than our state does. All of the states in our region of the country, it’s 70 miles per hour or less. I would also note that quite frankly, I’m glad that we have a few miles per hour of grace if you will. For whatever reason, I’m glad that we cannot get a ticket for just going one or two miles over. I drive here on the interstates as I know that you do a lot, and quite honestly I’m not very impressed with some of the driving that I see on the highways, and I hear two schools of thought here. I’ve had some of my colleagues say “Well it’s really not going to make any difference because the average speed already is 75 miles per hour and people already drive a few miles over.” Well in my estimation if the posted speed limit goes up 5 miles

Then the driver is gonna go five miles per hour and if it’s not, why are you doing this anyway? What’s the purpose if it’s not? Either it is gonna change the behavior or it’s not. And I don’t like the ramifications either way. Because I don’t like the idea that if you run the posted speed limit up five miles per hour and they’re still giving tickets to the same rate, you just took away my grace. What if the tires on my car aren’t quite the right size? Or what if I have improper equipment? Or what if I’m being just a little bit lax and I’m two or three or four miles per hour over, I don’t wanna get a ticket for that. But I also don’t think that we have roads in North Carolina that people need to be driving 83 to 85 miles per hour on because of what has already been mentioned. Final thing I would just add is that I think that the people on our highway, not all of the people but many people are more distracted today than they’ve ever been before. We all seek people on cell phones, many of us are probably guilty of doing that at times. But I just think for all these and many reasons, safety reasons; I just don’t see the redeeming features of this bill. And maybe people can tell me why they think it’s such a good idea but I can’t vote for it. So, thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Whitmire, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I speak in support of the bill and you know, most of us are big fans of personal responsibility in today’s technological world. Our equipment, vehicles, road improvement, etc. are generally much better than they were quite a few years ago. And I think the key thing here, as it says in the bill itself that DoT determines on the basis of ?? and traffic investigation if it’s appropriate, if it’s prudent. And with that, I ask you to support the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Bumgardner, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wanna speak in favor of the bill also because when I first started driving a long time ago, the speed limit was 70 then and we’ve gone all the way down to 55 and now we’re coming back up to where we’re giving the DoT, the option to set the speed limit and I thought we weren’t gonna get politics out of transportation. If that’s so, then we need to let DoT set speed limit. If they deem that the road is safe for a 75 miles an hour speed limit and the DMV says people are qualified and capable of driving at that speed with the cars that are on the road now, mostly it would save time and money. I drive three hours each way every week to get here. I would like to see this bill passed. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Baskerville, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Baskerville, we’re gonna be displacing this bill and we’re completing the calendar for today and we’ll come back to this debate tomorrow. Before we start, a special message from the Senate. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution 15, the joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Jean Ross Preston, former member of the General Assembly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative McElraft, please state your purpose. Ladies and gentlemen, before that the lady speaks, we do need to, without objection, place this resolution on the calendar for immediate consideration. Is there objection? So ordered. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] A joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Jean Ross Preston, former member of the General Assembly. The Senate resolves, the House concurring. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative McElraft, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To ask the reading clerk to read it in its entirety, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The clerk will read the resolution in its entirety. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Whereas, Jean Rouse Preston was born May 25, 1935, in Greene County, to Marvin Wayne and Emma Mae Kearney Rouse; and Whereas, Jean Rouse Preston graduated from Snow Hill High School in 1953, attended Flora MacDonald College from 1953 to 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 lifelong.

Educator teaching business education in Wilson County Greene County schools and it worked ?? college later serving as the a director of reading for K-12 students in the program and administrative for children with special needs in Greene County where whereas prior to her retirement Jean Ralph Preston served as principal and director of education for the school at Kaslow Center in ?? and whereas Jean Ralph made her home because after retiring from the field of education and whereas Jean Ralph Preston served with honor and the great distinction in the North Carolina Gen. assembly is a member of the House of Representatives for seven terms between 1993 and 2006 when she represented the people Carteret Jones Onslow County and is a member of the Senate for three terms before 2007 and 2012 where she represented the people Carteret Craven Pamlico counties and whereas during her tenure in the journals and beginning Preston Rasmussen was an advocate for education serving as vice chair of the House appropriations subcommittee on education and committee on education and is cochair of the Senate committee on education higher education and the Senate subcommittee on education and higher educaiton and whereas Jean Ralph Preston was a member of the tape Carteret Presbyterian Church whereas Jean Ralph Preston was named one of the 100 incredible East Carolina University women in 2007 and received the covenant with the North Carolina children award in 2005 and whereas Julie ?? ?? Died January 10, 2013 at the age of 77 and whereas prior to her death Jean Ralph lost her husband ?? ??John Preston of bits of the ?? and whereas Jean Ralph Preston is survived by her daughter Susanna Hardy Castleberry and two grandchildren Cameron Parker now therefore be sought by the Senate and the House of Representatives concurring section the Gen. assembly honors the life and memory Jean Ralph Preston expresses this appreciation for the service she rendered to her community and to the state of North Carolina section 2 the Gen. assembly extends its deepest syompathy the date to the family of June Ralph Preston of beloved family member section 3 the Secretary of State shall transmit certified copy of this resolution to the family of Jean Ralph Preston section four this resolution is effective upon ratification is an get this out of our budget and try to focus on their educational opportunity with supposedly given to young people in his the citizens in the state I am confused and and identifying guidance from Abraham Lincoln [SPEAKER CHANGES]Mr. Speaker what was the purpose of the the gentleman from new Brunswick represent about arise to measurement of your for some of those the gentleman from ?? yield to a question from the gentleman from New Brunswick [SPEAKER CHANGES]most certainly[SPEAKER CHANGES] he yields thank you maybe there is confusion a little bit and simple question and there is some question but would it be helpful if we felt that the public money was ultimately came from the citizens from taxpayers will that clear up some of the underlying confustion because that's what I think I see from the beginning this was coming from the test be as any objection to the taxpayers from some certain directions as it is coming from the same day as inadequate to do what advice is don't do it is permissible sundown at the thought of this confuses me we as you don't is convinced we should vote green on the the rest of this wonderful document is the arise with [SPEAKER CHANGES]?? different from an ?? ?? is the gentleman from ?? ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES]to a question from the gentleman from Guilford [SPEAKER CHANGES]most certainly [SPEAKER CHANGES] [SPEAKER CHANGES] representative Alexander who have been here for quite a while correct[SPEAKER CHANGES] only since about the mid of 2008 [SPEAKER CHANGES] doe the gentleman wished second question yes all the gentleman yield yields[SPEAKER CHANGES] I hear your point on the funding and it really have a good point of my questioning as you enter the whole body when was the last time busy adequately funded public education and how to my friend and a follow-up question today how long do I to tell my community to wait to be actually to adequately fund public education[SPEAKER CHANGES] will affect your community by community of quite similar in my brief career in my you know I'm talking about schools that the last private schools that shift cans ?? Is out the website without adequately funded education in the state in which demonstrated its go to say that and is*doing Will leave that if we this set of scholarship operation as it is written into the budget vote green [SPEAKER CHANGES] what does the gentleman from fort ?? ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES]public education as I got a bunch of emails from the systems so we need to figure out a way to do it better is no question about it but this is limited to the speaker ?? What purpose does the gentleman from Unrepresented ?? ?? Mr. Speaker inquiry to the ?? Status inquiry Mr. Speaker you what she will do you communication to us that the remaining speaker maybe it's because I speak of the amendment at this like the asked to speak in criteria is it possible that your ?? Because speak on this work represent avoid if the chair were setting is vastly would probably be begging to call make a motion this point but he is not at this time that being said that I was all member all those members who are wishing to speak to the amendment but it does appear the amendment is a inception of limited ?? ??? Try to ?? To members to fully debate on both sides of the issue for purposes the gentleman from representative Steinberg [SPEAKER CHANGES] think there were ?? ?? On the amount of developmental ?? ?? Amendment some for ?? Here at 630 the couple of hours ago I got up and then spoke aboutAmerican outback is recognize the right resolution thank you Mr. Speaker members of many have you served with Sen. Preston here and and I heard seven terms here and then three terms in and the Senate and so many of us miss her to this day I hope you'll indulge me, I have a hard time even getting through the talking about her today I will read how the memorial statement I read her of that day of her memorial service I think this is the only way I'll be able to get through today help keep your Sen. Preston we just was going to let you know how much we miss you and your best place to have been where the streets are paved with gold is no pain there is no suffering they simply want to pull back from that wonderful place to just get you back one more hug but hear your say ?? Voice say thank you Sean and open the door for you you didn't get to take we didn't advocate that why that walk on the beach that we promised ourselves when you'd like to retire but I know that each is in heaven must beincredible and is walk on the beach in Emerald Isle I will know that you are there with me and I wanted to say thank you for not only being my friend before being my mentor you had no idea how honored I was when you asked me to take your house seat when he decided to run for the Senate everyone would tell me why you have such big shoes to fill even though my feet were too

twice as big as yours, I have still not been able to fill those shoes. I'm still trying. And you were always so supportive of me and gave me such good advice both personally and professionally. I always called you the Energizer Bunny. Those of you who knew her know why. It was always imposable to slow you down, or to catch up with you. You traveled every mile of your district. Not only during election time but during the entire twenty years you served your people. From Onslow to Jones to [??] to Craven and to [??], it didn't matter how late, or how long the journey was as long as your people needed you, you were there. Senator Preston, as you know I've always called you that, even as well as we knew each other, and I think you know why. It's because of the deep respect I have for you, and will always have, and the grace that you have shown at the legislature, and in your district Senator Preston. Senator Preston did you know, or have any idea how much you were respected and loved by your peers in the general assembly? Legislators on both sides of the aisle praised you for you dedication to education. Especially special needs children. You were our go to legislator for education in both the House and the Senate. You were everyone's friend. I remember how proud you were of the legislation to help our fishermen the Marine Fisheries Act. You told me how hard you fought for the rights of the fishermen. How you reminisced how tough you had to be to go up against some of the big boys in the legislature. Even though you were a gracious southern lady, you were a fierce debate opponent. You always fought for the underdog for what was right. I remember a story you told me about the most important campaign contribution you ever received, and how it was from a little lady who had quarters a nickle and a dime wrapped up in a handkerchief. Less than a dollar. And that that small donation meant more to you than any other large donation that you had ever received. That showed your compassion and love for the people no matter what their station in life. I don't know if you had a hint of the fact at how the women in Pamlico, Craven and Carteret counties had planned to get you the Long Leaf Pine Award. And we were told that you had to be a civilian in order to get that award. And we had planned to honor you as soon as the New Year arrived and your term was over. And we did get that award for her. She had to receive it posthumously. It was so deserved, as were so many of all your awards you received throughout the many years. When they would read your bio with all the events even as they would mention half of the achievements and awards I would just sit there and keep reading and reading and reading. And I would say how can one person be doing all those many things. And I remember you were the Energizer Bunny and I was so proud of you. Proud to call you my friend and mentor. Many have asked me if we ever had any disagreements on legislation. And I said no, not really on legislation. The only one disagreement that we've had we faced it with humor. It was about, you called me about my deer eating your flowers. I always fed deer and she would call me about my deer had just eaten the mums that she had just planted. She hadn't even gotten to enjoy them for twenty four hours but they were my deer that I had been feeding definitely came over. We lived about six blocks from each other. And they were definitely my deer, not anybody else deer but my deer. And I was so afraid that you would actually ask me for a DNA sample when I told you that those were not my deer. That if you would feed the deer corn just like I did you wouldn't have problems with them eating your flowers. So anyway, we would always tease about the flowers and the deer. The hours we drove back and fourth together late at night, and the functions, and the talks, gave me insights into what your civilian life was before you became a legislative, into legislative public service. That's what we both like to call politics because neither of us liked to call ourselves politicians. Thank you for those many years you spent as an educator. And thank you for touching the lives of so many

special needs children along the way. After over twenty years in Education you could have retired and spent the next twenty years walking the beaches, travelling and so many other retirement type joys. But you chose to dedicate the next twenty years to continuation of public service. Thank you for that. I was lying awake one night after you passed away and I was thinking how hard you worked and hadn't gotten to enjoy retirement, and one of your friends said to me "she died with her high heels on, she was doing exactly what she loved to do." And you did, you worked until you took your last breath. then I started reminding myself that there's no better place to spend retirement than in Heaven. We both thought Emerald Isle was as close to Heaven as you can get, but I'm sure you have found out that there is no comparison. Enjoy the golden sand, the still waters, the green meadows and all the wonders of Heaven, because all of us are going to be there someday. We've lost and angel here in North Carolina, but God has gained a very special angel. Senator Preston, we love you. I commend the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Daltry please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. Jean Preston was a very good friend of mine. She was a loyal person that you could count on through good times and bad times and we shared some of both. She was a politician that never thought she was going to win. She would call me up during the political season and say that she had taken a poll and she was losing by twenty points and that she had no money and that this was her last term and she was going to miss everybody. And we'd feel bad about that and then when the election was over she'd win by twenty points. She was the most pessimistic politician I've ever met. And she did not like Pat's Deer, she told me that several times. I would say to you that you serve down here as long as I have you meet a lot of people that serve both in the Senate and the House and you'll get to know them. But there will be only a few, just one or two, that you can say I served with a real individual who was the kind of person that's special in every way. She loved her daughter Susan that was her LA. And we had great times having dinner, we had great times together just talking and being friends. I miss her from the bottom of my heart, and I certainly commend a resolution too. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Farmer-butterfield please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. I first met Jean Preston in 1975. We met in a little town called Snow Hill North Carolina. We served on an inter-agency council together. And there all the agencies were represented and we had an opportunity to make decisions about peoples lives who were children and adults with developmental disabilities. And she was very knowledgeable of the resources in the area and always came up with creative ideas about what to do in peoples lives with handicaps or disabilities. Later we met when we both served on an inter-agency screening committee for Caswell center in Kinston. We continued that relationship periodically until she came here and we lost touch with each other. And finally in 2003 we united here in this body as members of the legislature. And we vowed that regardless of party differences and philosophical differences that we would not let that interfere with out admiration and respect for each other. And we held onto that during our lifetime of experiences together. So I commend the resolution to you and say that she was my energized body and she was always there for me whenever I needed some advice. So I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Spicoli please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak on the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Some of you may not know this but before I came up here I was a real big activist against

government. Some of you guys too. Senator Preston, she was my Senator so I didn't work with her up here. I didn't know her as a fellow legislator. I knew her as my Senator and she was one of the, I don't know, she might have been the only elected official associated with Craven County that I didn't have to go after at some point for some thing. I ran for the seat in 2006. I won the primary and lost the general election. Well after the primary her and I kind of hung out a little bit together while we were campaigning and one of the ladies in the District called and she had a problem. I really didn't know what to do on it. I contacted Senator Preston. She did some research. We were surprised to find that there was nothing in the law addressing it. I'm not going to mention what the problem was with this lady but the thing is it was something that really did need to be addressed and both of us were kind of surprised that it had never been addressed. Anyway, I promised the lady, I said if I get elected I will submit legislation trying to address this and Senator Preston said the same thing. Well I lost the election, I went on with my life, aggravating elected officials, and a few months later after Senator Preston won and she was up here as a Senator, I picked up the paper and it said Senator Preston introduces bill and it was the very bill addressing the very subject. And so I called the lady that had called in the first place. I said have you contacted Senator Preston at all? She said no, not since I talked to you last. And so that was what endeared Senator Preston to me. She said she would do it and she did it. She didn't have to be contacted over and over by the constituent. For me, to know someone in elected office that actually would do what they said they were going to do was a surprise and I always considered her my favorite politician. That's what I used to call her. There she is, my favorite politician. So I just support this resolution and commend it to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Murry, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. After my first year of law school I had the opportunity to serve as an intern for then-Representative Preston and work with Suzanne as well and got to know them in a very professional way working in her office and she taught me some very valuable lessons along the way and that summer where her office was on one side of Representative Preston was Edgar Starnes office and I got to know Edgar and then on the other side of Representative Preston's office was Tim Moore and so I got to know Nancy, his LA. And so during that summer I kind of got the political bug. I was living in Morrisville, we had a neighborhood issue, and so I was thinking about running for the Town Council where I live and she started saying well alright. This is how you do it. And she said ask your dentist for money and you need to go to get your church list and get everybody ready to knock on doors for you and send out letters and if you need me to send a letter, I'll send out a letter. So there's a neighborhood in my district called Preston Neighborhood, so I sent a letter to the women in Preston from Jean Preston and so long story short she said don't forget to send me a request for a donation and I'll give you money. And so she really coached me along and introduced me to Edgar and Edgar knew some folks in Morrisville and he started making phone calls and next thing you know I get elected to the Morrisville Town Council and the next thing you know I'm in the House and seeing her in the General Assembly knowing that I'm a progeny of her political pedigree that's kind of one of those special type experiences that I hope everybody has a story like that. I hope everyone gets to meet someone like Jean Preston and I think the last thing I'll say about Representative Preston is I'm not sure who she loved more, her daughter or her grandchildren. And that impressed upon me more than anything. She stayed with them when she was in Raleigh. She waa very active mother and grandmother. And you don't have to

...sacrifice that just because you're down here. And she was always late to caucus, but she didn't sacrifice the most important thing to her, and that was family relationship that she had and we can all learn from that. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Larry Bell, Please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, on the resolution [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mister Speaker, Members of the House. Some of you probably didn't know, but Representative Daughtry was once my representative. And he introduced me to Jean Preston about 13 years ago when I came here and told me how passionate she was about education issues. And I found that to be true, and I had the pleasure to work with her on education committees all of these years. And I really hated to see her leave the house and go to the senate, but while she was there, I was still able to talk to her about different issues. All of the positive things that I've heard said today, I can say that they're true, I have found them to be true in my dealings with her. And I miss her very much and I can commend a resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Dockham, Please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak briefly on the resolution [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mister Speaker and Representatives of the house like Representative Daughtry and some others, I had the pleasure of serving with Jean Preston when she was in the house, and one of the nicest things and one of the most sincere things I can say about her is: She was a true lady. There are very few people in your life that you can meet, in this day and time and you look at them and you say "They are a real gentleman, or they are a true lady" And Jean was a true lady There were two issues I could always go to Jean and talk about. First of all was education and I went to her many times to ask her advice on what to do about educational issues. She was always standing up for her folks on the coast. One time I remember her, we were debating a coastal issue and (It seems like we haven't done that much this session, but in past sessions we spent hours talking about fishing issues and that type of thing). And I remember her looking at me one time and saying: "Dockham: we've just got to protect those people who just want to go out and catch a mess of fish. " And that was her interest. she looked after her constituents, the people who menat the most to her. She loved her family. She loved this general assembly. And we miss her very much. And I certainly commend the resolution too. Thank you Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Starnes, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the resolution [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the resolution [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and Gentleman of the House, there was never a finer person that ever walked the halls of the General Assembly than Jean Preston. She was a true lady, in every sense of the word. Not only did she have impeccable conservative credentials, but she had impeccable dress. You always saw her she looked nice She spoke nice. She talked like a lady, she acted like a lady and she was a lady. And yet she had firm beliefs. And she never wavered in what she believed. And she never hesitated to stand for the things that she believed in. She rose to be the chairlady of the appropriations committee on education, I think on the House and the Senate as well. Yet when she would put together a budget, she wasn't looking at numbers, or a program or a department or an agency. But when she looked at the education, she could see the faces of people. She was concerned about the teachers or the assistants or the cafeteria worker or whoever it was that was going to be affected by the budget that she was crafting. She never lost sight that what we do in Raleigh effects people at home in the real world. And that was her goal. To make sure that whatever she did, it was done in a way that would help. I think that was the genius of her success as an elected official She never lost touch with the people. She enjoyed getting out and meeting people and seeing people and they responded to her as well. And they elected her overwhelmingly every time she ever won. I know that she had it made here in the House. She had a safe district. She had a safe seat and she could have lived out her career in the house for as long as she wanted to be elected. But then they came to her one time and said "We want you to consider running for the Senate" And that was a monumental task because that was not a Republican seat, that was a Democrat seat.

And it was a huge hurdle. We'd never had a Republican Senator in that area. And so she said, I'm thinking about it. And word got our, and Mark Besnok heard that she was considering it, so he called her in and he said, Representative Preston, you are a good legislator, and you belong in the House, but I want you to know if you run for that Senate seat, I'm going to spent $1 million to beat you. And he did, but he didn't win that election, Jean Preston won that election, and it scared her to death, and she really had a hard decision to make. And I said, Jean, you have to do what's right, but if you don't run, you'll always wonder, could I have done it. So she accepted the challenge, and she rose to the occasion, and she was elected not because she was a Republican, but she was elected because the people knew her, they respected her, they loved her, and they wanted to be represented by her. She was a wonderful lady, a great friend. I can't tell you the times that we had an opportunity to go out and eat, and she had a beautiful sense of humor. I mean, you could sit down at the dinner table and eat with her, and you would just laugh, and forget every worry in the world and just have good times with her. She was a wonderful person, she was an example that each of us could follow, and I commend the resolution to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is passage of Senate Joint Resolution 15 on its 2nd reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no, the clerk will open the vote. All members please record. Representative Whitmire. The clerk lot machine will record the vote. 113 having voted in the affirmative, none in the negative, the Senate Committee substitute to Senate Joint Resolution 15 has passed its 2nd reading without objection. It will be read a 3rd time. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate resolves the House concurring. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is passage of Senate Committee Substitute to Senate Joint Resolution 15 on its 3rd reading. All in favor say aye. Aye. All opposed say no. The ayes have it. The Senate Committee Substitute to Senate Joint Resolution 15 is passed its 3rd reading and will be ordered enrolled. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, we have family members of Representative Preston here. To the family members, I think it's evident in the comments that Jean Preston had a lot of friends, a lot of love and admiration in the chamber. The Chair would like to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Jean's daughter Susanne, her Son in Law, Jeff, her grandchildren Cameron and Parker, and all other friends from Greene County. Please stand and let us welcome you, and please accept our condolences. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Blust, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]I'd like to make a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The gentleman may state his motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES]I move that the words of Representative McElraft about Senator Preston be spread upon the journal. [SPEAKER CHANGES]So ordered. Ladies and gentlemen we have one other matter, a bill that was added to the calendar today for a concurrence vote. The bill that was added was House Bill 543, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 543, a bill to entitle and act to address a permissible guardianship roles for corporations and individuals that provide mental health, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse services. General Assembly of North Carolina in acts. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Jone, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. Speak, for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES]The gentleman may state his motion, and debate the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. Speaker, Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I'm going to ask you to, I going to move to not concur on the resolution, or excuse me, on the bill. The reason is, and you may remember, this is a bill that was unanimous in the House, not controversial. It allows uncompensated guardians to serve as providers of health services to those wards that have mental health disablement issues. The Senate actually added a piece to it, and part of it makes it better, but there was a technical change. Quite honestly, the staff saw that needs to be made, a very minor change, but Representative

Senator Randleman who ran this in the Senate is in full agreement that we not concur. We'll have this right back to you, we'll get it fixed, please do not concur. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the House is the motion to not concur, and the Senate Committee substitute the House bill 543. All in favor vote Aye, all opposed vote no, the clerk will open the vote. Just as a word of advice to members on the vote, a vote of green would be to agree with the motion to not concur. Clerk ?? will record the vote: 107 having voted affirmative, 1 in the negative, the house does not concur to the Senate Committee substitute to House bill 543. Conferees will be: Jones - chair, Avila, Turner, Glazier, the Senate will be so notified. Representative Steinburg the chair anticipates the gentleman's request. You will be recorded as having voted Aye on the motion not to concur. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Notices and announcements? Representative West, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Announcement Mr. Speaker [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Environment Committee will meet in the morning at 10:00, in room 544. We have one bill to add to the agenda, Senate bill 151, "Coastal Policy Reform Act". [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stone please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, the ?? Committee will meet in the morning at 10:00, in room 643. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Langdon please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The House Ag Committee will meet at 8:30am tomorrow in 643, to take up Senate bill 638, which we started and didn't have time to finish it at our regular meeting. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen of the House, the chair has conferred with the rules chair and we believe that we could have session at 11:00am tomorrow. Is there any member here that has prior plans or announced plans that would be in conflict with? Any legislative business? Further notices and announcements? Representative Starnes please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Republicans will caucus at 4:00 in room 544. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker move that the House do now adjourn to reconvene on Thursday June the 20th, 2013, at 11:00am. Subject to receipt of messages from the Senate, receipt of committee reports, receipt of conference reports, re-referral of bills and resolutions, and modifications to the calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore moves, seconded by Representative McElraft, and subject to the receipt of committee reports, conference reports, re-referral of bills and resolutions, [SPEAKER CHANGES] and modifications to the calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] and modifications to the calendar. Now the House do now adjourn to reconvene on Thursday, June 20th, at 11:00am. All in favor say Aye, all opposed say no. The Ayes have it, the House stands adjourned.