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Senate | May 13, 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 prayer is the Reverend Peter Milner, Senate Chaplain. All members and guests in the gallery will please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Dear gracious and all-loving God, ?? every week we return to this place, and you are waiting like a father, to embrace us and turn our hearts back to the service of our fellow citizens. The tremendous blessing that we have to serve our state in this refined capacity. Let us begin this week as you tell us to in the words of Psalm 40. I waited patiently for the Lord. He inclined to hear me, to hear my cry. He drew me out from the pit of destruction, out of my miry bog, set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray, after a lie. So we do come to you tentatively tonight, frail tonight, and we ask you to place us upon that rock that is higher than I. Build this house, Lord, we plead. Of putting a new hymn of praise in our mouths. Praise you, God, for what you have done here and what you are doing here. You have multiplied, oh Lord, my God, you have multiplied your deeds, and they're wondrous. Your thoughts towards us, none can compare them with you. It is in Jesus's name we pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Berger is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. The journal of Thursday, May 9, 2013 has been examined and is found to be correct. I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stand approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, the journal for May 9th stands approved as written. Senators, a leave of absence is granted today for Senator Meredith. On the motion of Senator Gene McLaurin of Richmond County, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to the Laurinburg/Scotland County Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Group. The high school students are here learning more about the state legislature today. If you're with us, please stand and be recognized. Ratification of bills, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Enrolled bills. The enrolling clerk reports the following resolutions duly ratified, properly enrolled, and presented to the office of the Secretary of State. House Joint Resolution 444, a joint resolution to confirm the appointment of Andrew T. Heath to the North Carolina Industrial Commission. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Multiple motions relative to tonight's calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor to make multiple motions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President, members. Senate Bill 107, Decriminalize direct entry midwifery, has to be moved from tonight's calendar and re-referred to the Health Committee. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 468, Align inspections with installer licensing, currently on tonight's calendar, has to be removed and re-referred to the Committee on Rules. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Senate Bill 32 is on for third reading, tonight. I ask that it be removed from tonight's calendar and placed on tomorrow's calendar, the 14th of May. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Also, Mr. President, House Bill 13 is on for third reading, State agency property use. It has to be removed from tonight's calendar and referred to tomorrow's calendar, of 5/14. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. Reports of standing committees. Senator Allran, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forward a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Allran can send forward his committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Allran for the Judiciary II Committee submits for passage Senate Bill 292, unfavorable as to bill but favorable as to Committee substitute bill, title

an act to provide that where persons have committed an implied consent offense an applicable law requires the mandatory revocation of persons driving with a license request for a hearing does not stay the revocation period which is immediately imposed under certain circumstances. Senate Bill 409 unfavorable as to bill but favorable as to Committee substitute bill entitled an act to amend procedures and to provide for cost of attorneys fees and several no contract order cases. Senate Bill 636, unfavorable as to bill but favorable as to Committee substitute bill titled an act to amend the voting safety act by increasing the fines and otherwise amending the penalties and other provisions of that act by amending the penalties provisions for specific violations of wildlife laws. Senate Bill 676, unfavorable as to bill but favorable as to Committee substitute bill, ten year minimum for second gun felony conviction. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bills 292, 409 and 636, calendar. Senate Bill 676, Finance. Senators we'll move right into the calendar today starting with Public Bills, roll call. Second reading, roll call bill, Senate Bill 399. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 399. Criminal defendant may waive jury trial. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brunstetter is recognized to explain the bill. Try that, Senator, and see if that works. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I will steal Senator Hunt's. Sorry Senator Apodaca. Senate Bill 399 is a constitutional amendment that allows a person accused of a crime with the consent of the trial judge to waive their trial by jury and be tried by the judge alone. This bill was initially conceived to help ease the growing burden on the Superior Court system. It's been reviewed and supported by the Conference of DA's, by the Advocates for Justice. This is something that's already being done in the Federal Court system and currently from what I can tell only North Carolina and South Carolina are the only jurisdictions that do not allow this. That being said, Mr. President, a good point was raised by Senator Kinnaird in Committee about capital cases and I'd like to send forward an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You can send forward your amendment, Senator. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I believe it's up front. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brunstetter moves to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brunstetter is recognized to explain the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. This amendment makes it clear that this ability to waive a jury trial in a criminal case applies only to non-capital cases. So capital cases would still be tried by jury. Happy to answer any questions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Amendment 1. All in favor will vote aye, opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The Clerk will record the vote. Davis, aye. McKissick, aye. 49 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, Amendment 1 is adopted. The bill as amended is back before the body. Senator Brunstetter is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, I just ask the members for their support and happy to answer any questions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Committee substitute to Senate Bill 399 as amended 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. 49 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative the Committee substitute to Senate Bill 399 as amended passes its second reading. Without objection to be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly Enacts [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? There's no further discussion or debate the question

Speaker1: All in favor vote aye, those opposing vote no. Five seconds we will have for voting and the court clerk will open the vote. Apodaca aye, Floyd, Richard aye, Floyd aye, Sanderson aye, . Forty nine having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative Committee substitute center bill 399 as amended passes its third reading and the amendments will be endorsed ??[enclosed??]and sent to the House. Moving on to public bills, second reading, senate bill 73 for Speaker changes: Senate bill 73; local work force, dislocated workers. Speaker changes: Senator. Speaker changes: Senator Brock is recognized to explain the bill. Speaker changes: Thank you Mr. President, members of Senate, I said those seventy three does one simple thing . It requires local workforce development boards to use a competitive selection process by July 2014 to designate values of adult and dislocated worker services. That’s what it does, no more and no less . A national survey in those states uses comparative process for these kinds of situations. We have, there is a much better likelihood, a statistically valid likelihood of getting more folks in jobs quicker ;in adult dislocated, the values themselves can ..the current folks who do these work can bid?? Public entities can bid, private and non-privates entities can bid, I would recommend it. I am glad to answer any questions. Speaker changes: Any discussion and debate? Speaker changes: Senator Robison for what purpose you arise? Speaker changes: I texted the bills passed, questions. Speaker changes: Do you? Speaker changes: Certainly. Speaker changes: Thank you Senator xxx I have here some questions from people in our workforce development just for clarification. They have the impression that they will not be able to operate any of the programs but they will have to contract everything out. Can you clarify that please? Speaker changes: Yes . They have to put up an IFB fee for the program operation. If they have actually the best bid, they can operate the program. Speaker changes: Okay. Thank you. Speaker changes: Senator Raven for what purpose you arise? Speaker changes: Thank you Mr. President. Has the bill passed those questions? Speaker changes: And also the Speaker changes: Do you? Speaker changes: Certainly. Speaker changes: Thank you. Senator orson. Speaker changes: Workforce development is a big part of taking care of several of our community colleges and throughout the system this doesn’t have any of those xxx in our community colleges like presently. Speaker changes: In the long run it should not have and in the short run they may be able to bear any circumstances themselves as well. It is discerned to create a circumstance in which the best folks who can provide the best retraining or finding people jobs in the best situation . The workforce knows once you create the IFB s there can be colleges nearby, can work with community colleges, and you can work things out. Speaker changes: Any further discussion and debate? hearing none, the question for the senator passes the senate bill 73 on its second reading on ; those favorable say aye, opposed no. Five seconds we will have for the voting and clerk will open the vote.[pause] Speaker changes: Art. Speaker changes: Forty five having voted in the affirmative and three in the negative, senate bill 73 passes its second reading, , without objection it will be read a third time. Speaker changes: xxx Speaker changes: Any further discussion and debate? Hearing none senator has passed center bill 73 on its third reading on .In favor say aye, opposed no. Senate bill 73 passes its third reading and will be sent to the House. Speaker changes? Senate bill 177 for reading. Speaker changes: Bill number 177 xxx we can’t have in transportation. Speaker changes: As President I could afford to get into the bill I’d like to just send a member t o bill. Speaker changes: Senator Brown moves to amend a bill. Speaker changes: Senator Brown will explain to you in a moment . Speaker changes: As you can see it’s just a technical movement, I don’t think I need to explain any more on that probably. Speaker changes: Any discussion and debate? Hearing none the question is for senator to pass senate bill one..

All in favor will vote aye, opposed will vote no. 5 seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. Goolsby, Aye, 48 having voted in the affirmative, and 1 in the negative, amendment 1 is adopted. The bill as amended is ?? passage for the body. [Speaker Change] ?? [Speaker Change] Senator Parmon for what purpose do you rise? [Speaker Change] I need to vote aye, please. Thank you. [Speaker Change] Senator Parmon changes her vote to aye, 49 to 0, the amendments adopted. The bill's back before the body. Senator Brown is recognized to explain the bill. [Speaker Change] Thank you Mr. President. As many of you know I've been working on this regional concept for a long time, and I've probably produced 20 or 30 maps, I'm not sure how many. And I've worked with every agency I think in state government for it made sense to, to try to combine some of these services and get some agencies working together. And I think I've come up with a pretty good idea on this one was I've worked with Deaner, and Commerce, and Transportation, and Community Colleges on this reorganization. I'll start with the bill. Part one of the bill just establishes 8 geographic zones for the purpose of facilitating coordinated planning and use of resources, improving cooperation with government and non-profit entities at the local and regional level. Facilitating administrative efficacies within state government to the extent feasible established you know, one stop source in each region for citizens and businesses seeking state services at a regional level. What section two of the bill does is it would abolish the statutorily created regional economic development commissions, and authorizes them to either reorganize as non-profit corporations that serve the same purpose as under existing law or wind up their affairs. And section 2.2 of the bill would transfer the department of these power, department of commerce to do the functions of the commissions as they stand today. Part three of the bill would require them by October 1st, 2013 the departments of commerce, deaner, and transportation each have at least 1 employee physically located in the same office in each of the zones to serves at department liaisons. The departments would jointly select the office and the community college system office, Masala's would designate at least one representative from the community college, or the system offices serve as a liaison in the, in each of the zones. Section 3.2 of the bill just sets out the duties of these liaisons. And finally section four of the bill creates an 8 member study commission to review the reports submitted by the department of commerce, deaner, and transportation, the community system. The commission may also study and make recommendation to the 2014 regular session of the 2013 generally assembly regarding issues related to enhancing inner-agency cooperation. Masala aimed programs to streamline services in requiring the establishment of inner-agency one stop shops in each of the zones. And reducing barrier space by citizens and businesses and assessing services. With that, I think that explains the bill. And I'll try to answer any questions. [Speaker Change] Is there any discussion or debate? Senator Hise for what purpose do you rise? [Speaker Change] Send forth an excuse for voting under rule 29. [Speaker Change] You can send forward you excuse Senator. Senator Walters for what purpose do you rise? [Speaker Change] To speak on the bill. [Speaker Change] Senator Walters has the floor to speak on the bill. [Speaker Change] Thank you Mr. President. I, I just want to address the body tonight in the fact that, and Senator Brown I appreciate your efforts and all this hard work you put into looking at these partnerships and how we move forward with that. But I, I have some huge concerns about how we work through this logistically as well as in rural North Carolina. 'Cuz these partnerships in rural North Carolina serve a huge part of our economic development. I've had calls from all my county, local economic developers today. With huge concerns about how they will move forward without the help of the partnerships as we go forward. And we get in counties like Robinson, and Scotland, and Columbus, and Blaiden, and Brunswick and a lot of the eastern counties. They, they really struggle and don't have the ability or the resources to put together the economic recruitment that we need in these poor rural counties. And they often tell me that their referral was ?? from economic partnerships. And that's, as we grow and we talk about in this body how to improve jobs and, and grow our jobs in North Carolina. I just think we need

Take a step back and take our time, and look at what we're doing to our poor, rural counties. Because I think that is a huge move on our part. And also, I look at the bill and have some concerns about the logistics of it. And the bill becomes law effective July 1 in establishing the eight geographic zones to be known as collaboration for prosperity zones. But above that, I see it requires agencies to report by January 1, 2014 on how they plan to abolish administrative regions and transform them into prosperity zones. So there's about a six month window there where we do away with economic zones or partnerships and we're kind of left in no man's land, if you will. And that's a huge concern. So I would ask if we move forward this that we consider at least waiting until 2015, and give us time to work through that without abolishing these partnerships and then have a study and move forward with that. That's a huge concern of mine. I'd like to hear, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I'll try to respond to Senator Walters, some of his concerns. First of all, I have talked to several people from the Commerce Department who quietly told me some statistics. And they've told me that of all the leads that commerce have gotten in the past probably 10 years, only four percent of those that come in the economic development regions. Only four percent. Also, to address the small county issue that you mentioned, I've got Jones County that I represent. Well, Jones County spent about $70,000 trying to lure a small company to come to Jones County. And they had it pretty much tied down, until all of the sudden the eastern region got involved, and decided to get Lamore county involved in it and Lamore County paid them a little bit more, so a little business that was coming to Jones County, my little low wealth county, ended up going to Lemoore County because of what the eastern region did. So what we found with the regions is most of the county's, my county, Jones county has a committee of 100. I think pretty much every county in the state has got a committee of 100 that works on economic development. So what ends up happening is most of those committee of 100's work with commerce to try to bring any kind of business they can to their counties, and the eastern region or south east region or whatever it may be is supposed to be someone who helps. But whatI have found, through time is that they end hindering the process more than they help the process. A person I talked to from commerce, I asked them well what does the region do for you. And their response to me was they offer a place for us to meet a client. That's basically what they do for us. So, to me it's another layer that his kept commerce from being more involved in the recruitment process. What this bill will do is it will make commerce get out of Raleigh. And make commerce get out in these counties that you have concerns about, and be involved in working with each individual county to find out what their strengths are and work with them to understand what businesses needs are and some of these low wealth counties and get them out. Right now, commerce is kind of stuck here in Raleigh and doesn't get involed like they should get involved, in my opinion. Plus if you look at what's happening last few years, I think I may be right or wrong about this but I think I'm right Caldwell county has someone has introduced a bill to get Caldwell County out of its region. There's a bill in the house right now toget Craven county out of its region. So the partnerships are falling apart today as we speak, because of what's been going on. I can tell you in Oslo county, my county, has got absolutely nothing from the eastern region and I just told you what happened to Jones County. So they have done nothing for my two counties in my opinion. I think this bill does a lot to get, commerce out n the community and really to see what's going on. It gets our agencies finally working together to streamline a process, for permitting. You know how many times can you get commerce, ?? transportation and workforce development in the same office talking to

Representative: …right, to streamline a process to get somebody to the state. That is what I think this bill finally does, and it is something that we have needed for a long, long time. Speaker: Senator Clark, for what purpose do you rise? Representative: To speak on the bill. Speaker: Senator Clark has the floor to speak on the bill. Representative: Thank you Mr. President. I know that Senator Brown is aware of what I am about to say, so I do not think it will be news to him. I want to speak on a point of the bill, then inquire of the chair if he would yield a question to that. I think he knows very well that regional partnership that operates in the part of the state that I am from, predates all the statutory commissions, and was established voluntary by the local entities themselves with an awful lot of buy in and ownership taken by the cities, the counties, and the businesses in that region, because they came together on their own and formed a nonprofit corporation and, very largely, funded privately, without state dollars, but through business contributions and contributions by the local government. They have been very proud of that and the track record, and success they have been able to achieve. I know that, that is going to continue under your bill. So that is not the issue I speak to, but again, because of those habits of 20 years, of working together as a group, they have come to identify as a group. I noted, in the organization of the new zones, that some of the core and key members of that partnership, have moved away. The one that is most notable to me is [xx] County, which, economically and in every respect, is really, functionally, part of the same region as McClemburgh, Gaston, Lincoln and Caberas. It really is not part of a different region, it is part of that region. With that statement, Mr. President, I would ask if Senator Brown would yield for a question. Speaker: Senator Brown, do you yield? Representative: I yield. Representative: Senator Brown, in the study commission you got, part four has a lot of duties. One of those that it does not have is the ability to make recommendations about reconfiguring the zones. Would you be amenable to considering expanding the scope of the study commission’s authority to give it the ability to bring back recommendations about reconfiguration of the zones to address some of the questions I just posed, for example, [xx] and Rowan counties, especially, that have been integral parts of our region. Senator Ahran may have his own view about Catoba, but Catoba is also, historically, been a key player in our region. Would you be amenable to having that within the scope of the study commission’s study? Representative: Senator Clawfield, I think I would as long as we could have eight regions because, as part of the process I worked through, I looked at seven regions for a while but, constitutionally, we have eight education regions. So I knew that if I was going to include education, I would need to have eight regions, which is why I came up with the eight that I did. As far as moving counties around to make sense, as we move forward, I think that is exactly what probably should happen, to be honest. It is just that you have to start somewhere and trying to draw a line, no matter where I draw the line, someone is not going to like the line, so this was the start. Speaker: Further discussion or debate? Senator Jenkins, for what purpose do you rise? Representative: To speak on the bill and ask the bill ask the bill’s sponsor a question. Speaker: Senator Jenkins, would you like to speak first or ask your question first? Representative: Speak first. Speaker: Senator Jenkins has the floor to speak on the bill. Representative: I would just follow up on some comments I made in the commerce committee about it. One specifically in our area that Senators Bryant and Newton, and that all three represent is the City of Rocky Mount. Rocky Mount is divided into two counties and has always been a bone of contention about that division and railroad track. We worked for many, many years to resolve that bone of contention and what we are doing now, is dividing Nash and Ashcomb into two separate economic regions, which will only create further problems within there. I reinforce what the previous speakers have said. The governmental budget is already cut golden leaf funding for rural NC. It has cut the rural center for rural of NC, which has been very strong for us, and now we are cutting back on economic development. I would be hard pressed to tell you that the department of commerce has ever brought down there to it – it was not for us looking around and kicking every rock we find to kick, we would not have what we got. So, I don’t rely much on Raleigh coming down to help me. I think it is just another example of Raleigh

investment that has been a fascinating question an idea, the end of the DNS times the city and editions and factions within the end of this bill dies that as the-and-out about Asia, the end of that is an honest-to-day issues and factions within the end of this bill says as of says as of that is not and I visited IDC desensitizing the end of estimates at his insight into the sizes of time, he added that the incidence at design and I visited IDC desensitizing the end of estimates at his insight into the sizes of times, and that makes it to make this happen the to do this has allowed us to understand your concern that has a good argument that some of its mandate that has that and then synonymous with this is the city's rises the Davis has allowed us to understand your concern that has a good argument that some of its mandate that has that and then synonymous with us this fascination as is the data that has happened is that these two that has sat out the streamlining the process is ??to the eyes of the event that have been updated the facts of this about the visit of this @Et cetera, estimate that answers the death of the decade of arises as the state of Nevada and as this is a consensus estimate as a sign that he's either out of the events that made-for the city that has this 5¢ at the Getty information the data that the city to side of the same day that he and that's as the message that these of the video has added a season-high as one stop shop to streamline the process of the issues are pushed them times at Smith Center restaurants to the senate has forced into the as-and-a foot, state and by the sentiments of the fish as for the survivors of the system finding his lots of this is the data on a system that inspects the design is the in-time indications are that the business-as a case for the Madison I think this was an assay December challenge for us is that of the Indian Times that some of that as many as one of several communities have made the comment about the semantics of them with Congress people into the area that one of these regions of eight we have people that the times-a certifiable-action may have affected standard is for the effectively and is working the antibodies in research triangle agent ever should I see firsthand the stuff of the former should actively working in the towns of letters and you're out for sure that they understand tile and to make them as the show those states are available if a child's head of the defense of insanity is limited by visiting the specimens-AMA's time to visit our activity, the energy and the site, at the session is a lot of hands and that's the effectiveness of the beginning of the aisle that this is a scene that we do not have made no sense as dust and president of last year in research funding for partitions. Active ends of the U.S. and the land deals together and play and also the county that, Congress was the attacker that you at the Westin valley that time that the reason that is less than a dozen of the station in the head of us about that , as it has invested that, that data as the other 60 products incorporated 55, visits to their deaths of the house bills and on the discipline to change all times of having to say that his message and the senate budget for talking to his soul to the questions about how this is the simple fact these partnerships-as of the activities of the region has been very active on-site something that I'm much more carefully than in 1987 does address what is actively before we made I'll the Disney classic decision on these partnerships and again this is worse than the six administration that is-Semitism Force arrives destined to answer questions and about a deal either said that ??????..................

I appreciate you bringing this bill for this estate is intrinsically the idea of having one-stop shop makes a lot of sense. I also put our regional economic department kids have the most part than a good job. I mean certainly some of the more effective than others in reading your bill. it appears to indicate that the existing regional economic development commissions and if they would like to.they can reorganize as non profit corporations to continue serving the same areas that they serve today is that a correct reading. that is exactly right. and then, in your face. I think yours is a non profit,so they can continue to operate just like it does for the belt. did the only thing that would change is that the new energy if they chose to establish one would not be eligible for state appropriations, etc. correctly a saccharine to your call thank your partnership since he started preparations for that. so that really didn't change anything for the summer partnerships and most of the world and disrespect ours. but there is a mapping in order must have really got been a lot of activity. my example judge him all up, Mister President. synergy is a bit of it. it could you share with us what the current level of state funding is if you are aware of its underground or these regional development Corporation says it wasn't last year 's budget. if you know what it was in the governor] yes to put some context. what were talking about Jessica. I don't want to guess is that I have those numbers with me. I'm sorry I think is the number eighty three for the discussion of a server farm for first draws on that latter question, just underground video [SPEAKER CHANGES] thank you very much, underground, not also growing. thank you for the good work him the lease description. I share the concerns about the impact that it could have on our rural communities represent my question is open. perhaps you know this within hearing about the governor 's efforts to privatize the Commerce Department reorganized, apartment of these districts, regions that are being set up a date in sight, in coordination with what the governor 's plans. I would hate for us to be developing regions of other religions or been developed under plans being developed by the ties that this impact as it relates to the coordination of those two entities. I personally conversely, what with all the agencies all these reasons,and I have signed all these reasons, so that have been involved in this process. therefore, the discussion they centre Nesbitt Burns yours identifies the state unveiled soon as good as a fourth degree criminal by humans as an anonymous the Senate. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I think there is some merit to send her bounds. I failed about locating these agencies and get my Raleigh when it comes to the regional economic development conditions. I'm just been sitting here listening, they must have a silent and all the rest armored on the job and if you must arrive it has. I think you should, but for the rest of us.it's his only hope. we got out there in these rural counties. when you get a wife, mom and this concept that this is not clear the deck so that Raleigh can come and help you. here follow for their review same probably rushing out to help you do anything. that's why we fell with him, and when you know I run a Mac and you still have layers. I will send it with five times they have banks that equations another's input of the money to building ratios. find the car that I want because I affect relations, business people, and I was put up the money and monetize the half. once again a happy companies to back it. but when you get out in the following thin. make engine and Jerry C Ingram, and after that area. the only money out there that I know I haven't been a stand and they directed by the Senator from the far West, but without found five hundred files income, tax returns is very big. Solomon got scared the nation. we don't have Bank of America

These large companies, these large industrial companies that will back such a thing you said. And this started back in the 90's. I was fussing because we weren't getting any prospects up our way. Secretary of commerce came over and sat down and said what do you want me to do. And I said I want you all to refer some people to these rural areas and to the outlying areas of the state. And he said ok, who do you want me to send them to. I didn't have an answer. I didn't have anybody sophisticated enough, in a number of these counties, to send them to. We sat down and formed these regional commissions to create something with our people. For him to work with these prospects. And the concept wasn't for them to go find prospects for commerce, it was for commerce to go find prospects for them. And I wanted them to be his worst nightmare. And I told him that while we were creating it. He wanted absolute control over them and I said no, I want these people out here to be able to be self-governed so they can tell you what to do. You need to bring some prospects to the rest of this state. Now that's what's happened over time, and you've heard from various members here that it's worked, to some degree. UP my way, they went in and they went out across the land and catalogued every county, got all the demographics, created a computer program on all the counties so they could show the labor force, the prevailing ways, the education rate, etc. They started a thing called certified site, and told all the counties if you give a site to this level, we'll put it on our list of potential sites. Well everybody got to going. I don't know how many we got in the west now, probably 50 or 100 or so, they're scattered all over the western part of the state now. All the counties that participated in. And it has brought us to a point that we can recruit as a region now, where we couldn't do it in the early '90s when this program was started. And I know, in talking with Chuck Hase here, who does the research triangle park area, he will tell you his job is not to not be judged on how well he does in the research triangle park, he said it's going to take every cell. His job should be judge on how well he does for the outlying counties, where they need jobs. Now, all of you are going to be asked the question "what have you done for jobs?" I think that's what everybody sent us down here to do this time. Is bring some jobs out here for our people. Our unemployment rate, last I heard, was 5th highest in the country, Ours was going up when the rest of the country was going down, and I'm telling you out in some of these rural counties it's 15% plus. And if you go in to Golden Leaf, and you go into the rural center, and you do away with these regional economic commissions, I want you to tell them what you're going to do for them. Because they're going to ask you. And we're going to ask you. Are you going to tell them? Are you going to stand in front of your constituents and tell them that you're going, that the people in Raleigh are going to take care of them. Senator Raven? In these rural areas where you're not getting any help from them now, are you going to tell them that that's their hope? I don't think you'll get away with that. And I don't, for the life of me, understand, this is a very small amount of money, I don't know what it is it's less than 5 million dollars or even less than that, maybe 2 or 3 million now, to help these rural areas have a chance to help themselves, the old bootstrap thing. Remember? My people back home right now are wrestling with this new, big government Conservatism that you all are putting on the people of this state. And the whole idea of this is that we'll just centralize all the power in Raleigh, and we'll put a little tentacle out everywhere and then Raleigh will take care of you, you don't need anything to take care of yourself. And your local governments don't need a -

New power, will administer that in large doses from Raleigh. And you'll just be fine. Now I'm telling you, you're getting, I'm from a town of ??. And the last quarter the Asheville area produced more jobs than any place in the state. Now that was after you took our airport, and while you're taking our water system we were still number 1 in the state the last quarter and the production you need jobs per capita. In the far west they have figured out how finally to get some jobs, largely through the Cherokee nation. But I think all of those people up through that region would tell you that an advantaged west is a great partner in helping them promote that region and, and bring the industries that we bring in, in Senator Apodaca’s area, Sierra Nevada. They helped in that, I was involved in trying to land a manufacturing company that manufactured airplanes to go out there to our airport. We didn't get that one, but nobody else did either. They ended up going back where they come from once they had their labor business worked out. But they're very much a central part of the hope of these rural counties to get any help. And they feel like they feel like they're stuck out there in the wilderness and nobody cares about them. And these people do, and now you're doing them in. And in these rural areas they do not have the money to recreate this thing. Now then you're gonna have a situation where you got commerce and I don't fault my friends from the large urban areas for beating the brains out of us in the smaller urban areas, and certainly all those in the rural areas. But commerce is gonna be bombarded by those three urban centers for all the jobs that they can find. They're gonna have people stationed down here finding out when they come in, they know the day they got here, they know the day the call came in. And they aren't gonna let it through their sieve to get out here to the rural areas. The only way you’re gonna get it out in the rural areas is have somebody from your place that's up here saying I want some too, and helping to facilitate it. And if you do away with these now you will be giving a death meal to any opportunity these people in these rural areas have of getting any new jobs. They'll all get stopped way before they get to you. [Speaker Change] Mr. President. [Speaker Change] Senator Rucho for what purpose do you rise? [Speaker Change] To debate the bill. [Speaker Change] Senator Rucho has the floor to speak to the bill. [Speaker Change] Thank you sir. I think it's important to stand up now and discuss and try to set the record straight a moment. Senator Nesbitt who I have a lot of respect for was talking about a number of things. First of all the important part about this bill and what we've done in the last two years. Let's talk about what we accomplished you know, when this body made some decisions on economic development last session, we made some tax cuts that actually provided about 2.3 to 2.5 billion dollars’ worth of money in the working families, and the small businesses. And all of this talk about results, well let's talk about results. I spoke with Mr. Boardman the other day and he shared, but they contributed mightily because we expected to get roughly 15,000 to 19,000 of them for the first two years and 50,000 over the next five. And so what we have done is moved in the direction because what this body should be focused on and what we are focused on is the fact that all of North Carolina should be prosperous, not just just the urban centers. And we're working for that effort. And just as a reference point the 179,000 private sector jobs that were established. If you compare the other states in the southeast, specifically South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, and us. The only state to beat us in that was Tennessee a state that has zero income tax. The other states are a point in a half to two points behind us. So Senator Nesbitt when the time comes for us to bring tax reform forward, and to work with these efforts.

I want you to stand tall with us, and support tax reform so we can bring some good jobs to this state, instead of as I was listening to recently when senator Berger presented his plan that all I heard was whining about this or that. Let's stand tall, Senator Nesbitt, we'd love to have you with us so we can actually create jobs and put eveybody back to work. That is our effort. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor to speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I don't even know where to start here. Senator Nesbitt helped make the argument that the regional partnerships aren't working. The rural areas in Western North Carolina have the highest unemployment rate in the state, have had it for quite some time, and I'm afraid the future doesn't look that bright. It's interesting to me to hear our friends from the metropolitan areas like Mecklenburg and Durham talk about how great the partnerships are. While that's kind of like, selling ice to people in Hades. I mean anybody can do that. We ain't reinventing the wheel here. The bottom line is that rural partnerships, or economic partnerships are not getting the job done in the rural areas. So, if something's not working, why don't we try something else? Instead of trying to talk about how good it is, and make believe it's good, in reality it's not. We hold the governor accountable in us as we have talked about for jobs, employment, and why not set up a Commerce Department that is responsible for that, and hold them accountable for what happens? Now we have had some phenomenal growth in our area, as Senator Nesbitt mentioned. We have some of the lower unemployment rates in the state now, and so I don't read in the Asheville Paper, I try not to read it, but said we haven't done anything. Well, we have. And we're in discussions with five or six large companies right now that are looking to coming into Western North Carolina. I 26 corridors popping up on maps. Now we're not Mecklenburg or Durham or Wake yet, but we're making good progress. And I talked to my local economic developers, and they tell me that most of the work on the ground is being done by them, not Advantage West. So, if they're not helping there, and if we're not seeing a lot of action in the rural counties, let's do something else, and see if we can make that work and be better. So, I ask for you to support senator Brown's bill. I think it's a step in the right direction. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis, for what purpose do you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill, or actually I would like to ask a question of the bill's sponsor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, senator Brown. Senator Brown, if it wasn't for the rural center an the Golden Leaf and Advantage West, Western North Carolina would really be hurting. As has been mentioned, Graham county has got I think about the worst unemployment rate in the state, at about, the last I heard was about 16 or 18%. And having been in partnership with Golden Leaf and Advantage West, and the rural center, I understand that you are trying to address a sickness that we've got. Help me understand how this is the remedy. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The dollars from Golden Leaf and the rural center hopefully will still be there for you. But I think you answered the question as far as unemployment goes in some of your counties. If Advantage West was doing such a great job for you, why would you have 15% unemployment some of those counties? You know it's nice to say Asheville has got low unemployment, because that's where it's all going. It's all going to Asheville. It's not going to your county. They get it all, the way the systems set up now. What I'm saying we do is let's create a system where we've got a one stop shop, where I get commerce out of Raleigh into your counties, talking to your local people, trying to figure out what the needs are that your counties need to help your counties recruit someone. I know in Jones County, 10,200 people in Jones County, one of the poorest counties in the state. The eastern region has done nothing but take one business away from them. And I'd argue the same thing is happening to you in Asheville

That's what happening in your region. What I am saying is let's try something different. Let's create a situation where commerce out in this regions get on working with ??, transportation and communicologists. So when the ?? comes to your county, thinking about moving there, you can get him together and sit down with his plan and try to recruit him to your counties. That's what I am trying to accomplish with this bill. Because the old system is not working, it's obvious that it's not working. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any further discussion and debate. Senator Wray, What's the purpose of your rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Wray has been recognized to speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I realize I have been sort of ?? and ?? here for about 60 days and for that I apologize. But I'm finding things getting sort of Bizarre. When the party of change is preaching status quo and we have confusion between what's regionalization and what's the party of centralization, that's kind of out of the ball park to me. I think we have to be a little bit more clear what we are doing here. My experience and industry tells me that when you take stove pipes out and put it in Horse's anal in aggression, you are going to do a better job. My experience tells me that a plan is a start point, all the people who don't know where we are going, anybody with a plan will wake up in the morning doesn't know where we are going to be at the end of the day but having a start point and a place to go forward from is important. I know of no time when regionalization hasn't at least caused or created some savings but the ?? is usually. The stove pipes usually create a great deal of wasted resource. We are in a position where we have to move forward with a new plan to do new things as a group and stop worrying some of the things that haven't happened before. Regionalization and consolidation of forces is a good idea and ought to be tried. I thought we support and vote and ask any of the people who think I have any credibility, go along with me. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any further discussion or debate? Hearing none. Question for the senate is the passage of the committee substitute senate bill 127 has amended on it's second reading. All in favor vote aye, opposed vote No.Five seconds for the voting, clerk will record the vote. 32 having voted in affirmative and 16 in the negative. Committee substitute to senate bill 127 has amended past it's second reading without objection. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Object third reading. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator brown objects for third reading. Senator Stein changes his vote to No. Final count, 31 to 17. Senator Brown objects third reading. The bill will remain on the counter. Senate bill 327, the concur read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 327, Clarify Motor Vehicle Licensing Law. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President and members. We are moving ?? to the calendar tonight. I hope we have a good discussion on this bill. This is our annual or biannual dealer franchise bill for the dealers in North Carolina get together with the car automobile dealers and work out whatever issues they have over the course of last two years. This is a consensus bill. I totally accept for ?? them which will talk more about later I'm sure. I'll be more than happy to get in the detail with you but let's just say it has been worked out amongst the dealers and manufactures and there is nothing worth shattering in the bill, just some minor tweaks and basically dealing with dealer's activity and sorts of senate programmes they can use with working for the dealers. So I ask you to support and will be happy to answer any questions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send up a rule 29 excuse. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You can send forward your excuse Senator. Is there any discussion or debate. Hearing none. Question for the senate is the passage of committee substitute senate bill 327 on it's second reading. All in favor vote aye, opposed vote No. Five seconds have been allowed for the voting purpose. The clerk will record the vote. 48 have voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative. Committee substitute senate bill 327...

Passes the second reading without objection. Would read the third time [Speaker Changes] North Carolina General Assembly act [Speaker Changes] further discussion and debate. Hearing none, question for the senate is to pass the committee substitute senate bill 327 ON THIRD READING. All in favor would say Aye and oppose No. Ayes have it. The committee substitute senate bill 327 passes its third reading and would be sent to the house. Senate 393 the clerk will read it. [Speaker Changes] Senate bill 393 constructive fraud limitation period [Speaker Changes] Senator [??] is recognized to explain the bill [Speaker Changes] Thank you Mr President the bill would simply provide that all cases alleging fraud of any kind are subjected to the same statute limitation whether that’s a actual fraud or a constructive fraud, there has been some confusion about case law about that on the time period for those bill came through judiciary one without any controversy. If you want to have any detailed explanation, I would be glad to answer the questions [Speaker Changes] Any Discussion or debate. Hearing none, the question before the senate is to pas the bill 393 on its second reading. All in support would vote Aye oppose would vote No. 5 seconds will be allowed for voting. Clerk will record the vote. 49 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative. Senate bill 393 has passed the second reading without objection and would be read the third time. [Speaker Changes] North Carolina General Assembly Act [Speaker Changes] Any further discussion or debate. Hearing none, question for the senate is to pass the committee senate bill 393 on third reading. All in favor would say Aye and oppose No. Ayes have it. Senate bill 393 passes its third reading and would be sent to the house. Senate bill 403. The clerk will read it. [Speaker Changes] Senate Bill 403, The men in uniform prudent investor act [Speaker Changes] Senator Bingham has been recognized to explain the bill [Speaker Changes] Thank you Mr Chairman. Ladies and Gentlemen. This has nothing to do with economic development. This is about funerals and cemeteries, which is much more interesting. Ladies and gentlemen, This is actually a consumer protection bill. It allows cemeteries to invest in funerals because of the rising cost and inflation in many cases, the cost is not covered. Therefore this is the reason this is a consumer protection bill this was heard in commerce voted unanimously and there was no opposition to the bill. I would be happy to try to answer any questions. [Speaker Changes] Any Discussion or debate. Hearing none, the question before the senate is to pass the committee substitute to senate bill 403 on its second reading. All in support would vote Aye oppose would vote No. 5 seconds will be allowed for voting. Clerk will record the vote. Jenkins. 48 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative. Committee substitute Senate bill 403 passes its second reading and would be read the third time. [Speaker Changes] North Carolina General Assembly Act [Speaker Changes] Any further discussion or debate. Hearing none, question for the senate is to pass the committee substitute senate bill 403 on third reading. All in favor would say Aye and oppose No. Ayes have it. Senate bill 403 passes its third reading and would be sent to the house. Senate bill 465. The clerk will read it. [Speaker Changes] Senate bill 465, prohibit use of tax dapper software [Speaker Changes] Senator McKissick is recognized to explain the bill [Speaker Changes] This is a pretty straight forward bill and I would not be worth hitting our position and I would be running a brief amendment. It’s a minor one. But as Tax apparatus it ables to buy businesses and purchase would allow the business owner to do is to basically keep a duplicate set of records for their cash registers or receipts. It’s basically like a little memory card that you might be familiar with that can be taken put in to your cash register at the end of the day and adjust the total downwards so that the actual cash receipts shown are less than what they truly were and you can adjust them as you choose to. It’s basically a method to evade taxes. We have about 5 different states that have already made these devices illegal. So that’s what we would be doing here in North Carolina. What I would like to do is to sent forth an amendment. [Speaker Changes] Senator, you can sent forth your amendment. The clerk will read. [Speaker Changes] Senator McKissick moves to amend the bill [Speaker Changes] Senator McKissick is recognized to explain the amendment [Speaker Changes] The amendment is pretty straight forward. The only thing it does is basically say is if there was a violation it’s not only be a felony but allow the judge to assess a fine of $10,000 and I would ask for your support. [Speaker Changes] Any Discussion or debate. Hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage of amendment 1 . All in favor would vote Aye oppose would vote No. 5 seconds will be allowed for voting. Clerk will record the vote. Hartsell Aye. Newton Aye. 44 having voted in the affirmative and 4 in the negative and amendment 1 is adopted the bill as amended is back before the body. Is there is any discussion or debate. Hearing none, the question.

the question before the Senate is the passage of Senate Bill 465 as amended on its second reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Hartsell, aye. Newton, aye. 48 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, Senate Bill 465 as amended passes its second reading. Without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Senate Bill 465 as amended on its third reading. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed say no. The ayes have it. Senate Bill 465 as amended passes its third reading. The amendment will be engrossed and it will be sent to the House. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a motion relative to the calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 468 is our next bill, Aligned inspections. I ask that it be removed from tonight's calendar and re-referred to the committee on rules. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I think that was already done earlier today, Senator, but we’ll do it again and go one more time. Senate Bill 553. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 553. LME/MCO Enrollee Grievances and Appeals. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hise is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President and members of the Senate. The purpose of this bill you have before us is two-fold. Number one in dealing with grievances and appeals for LME/MCOs, this changes the state regulation, particularly those that apply to the offices of the administrative hearing to make sure that they comply with how the federal government would deal with managed care entities as compared to our convoluted and questionable system we come to have now as to which law applies, it also creates, for individuals a new grievance procedure which can be filed against LME/MCOs and lays out the procedures and others for how those actions will move forward. I’d be happy to answer any questions any individuals may have on this bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Nesbitt, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Would the gentleman yield to a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hise, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I will. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thanks, Senator Hise, and I apologize to you. This was a committee substitute and I’ve not had a chance to look through it so some of the questions I have are about the original bill if you’ve changed them, just tell me and I’ll be fine with that. Did you still eliminate mediations? [SPEAKER CHANGES] No. Mediations are still the option...hold on...let me get...There’s still the options for individuals, it is the changes in the continuation of service that does not continue in mediation, but they still have the option of having mediation in the period. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Was that added by Ken in the committee substitute? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To my understanding that it was. And I’ll find the… [SPEAKER CHANGES] We got confirmation from Hartsell that it was apparently put back in, that’s a good thing. Thank you sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the committee substitute to Senate Bill 553 on its second reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Rucho, aye. Apodaca, aye. Rabin, aye. ??, aye. 47 having voted in the affirmative and 1 in the negative, committee substitute to Senate Bill 553 passes its second reading. Without objection… [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? Mr. Hartsell objects to third reading. Remain on the calendar. Senate Bill 626. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 626, Recodify Animal Shelter Law. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator McKissick is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] It’s a pretty straightforward bill. It basically takes certain laws that already exists today, it strengthens them, but it transfers them from the Department of Health and Human Services where they are today and transfers over to the Agriculture Department which has an Animal Welfare Division. The Commission of Agriculture, commissioner Troxler supports the bill in its entirety. I’m unaware of any opposition. In terms of some of the pertinent provisions in terms of changes. It would not allow for pets that are picked up by animal control to be sold to institutions. It would require photo ID for adoptions to take place. Right now there’s a 72 hour holding period. That will remain in effect for those pets that are picked up if you put them on the website. If you don’t put them on a website it’s now 96 hours. I want to thank Senator Wade for her assistance as a veterinarian who brought some very thoughtful...

insights into things we could do to also strengthen this bill, including allowing a provision in there that now says if a pet has somehow been involved in a biting incident and an owner’s surrendering it to an animal control shelter or an animal shelter, that you have to sign a statement saying that it hadn’t occurred within a ten-day period. With that said, the only other language I can say that’s in here that was not there previously is one that basically says that if a shelter has a scanning device for microchips, that now they will use that scanning device to see if the pet in fact has some type of ID. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 626 on its second reading. All in favor vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. Hise, aye. 48 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 626 passes its second reading, without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 626 on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed, no. The ayes have it. Senate Bill 626 passes its third reading and will be sent to the House. Senate Bill 630. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 630, Evidence and DNA Expunction Laws. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, I believe we moved that bill earlier until tomorrow. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 630, Clerk? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Wasn’t that true, Senator Newton? We did. I’m sorry you didn’t get that. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We probably… Senator got that confused with 468. Would you like to move that until tomorrow? Do we want to move this? Do we want to move…? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes sir. I thought we already had. 630 to 514. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Madam Clerk, do we have that? [SPEAKER CHANGES] We good? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection so ordered. Yes, we are good, Senator. Senate Bill 683. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 683, Safe Harbor of Victims of Human Trafficking. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Goolsby is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. This is the second bill that comes before you that deals with sex trafficking. The first bill you all passed unanimously a few weeks ago, and that turned sex traffickers into sex offenders for registration purposes in North Carolina. This bill is the comprehensive bill. We’ve discussed it twice in Judiciary 1, passed unanimously this past week, and it does a few things that I’ll tell you just briefly, and I would remind you of the caveat that North Carolina is currently in the top ten of the list of shame as one of the top ten, actually number eight of states for sex trafficking, and this bill will hopefully help take us out of that position. It does several things. It increases the punishment for involuntary servitude – that is placing someone in involuntary servitude or in sexual servitude. It establishes a first offender conditional discharge program for prostitution – that is for prostitutes themselves. It treats minor prostitutes as victims. It increases the punishment for solicitation of prostitution and for soliciting a minor. It also sets up an order for expungements of victims of sex trafficking among many other things. I also, Mr. President, have an amendment that I’ve handed up to the Clerk earlier. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You can… Clerk will read the amendment. Thank you, Senator. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Goolsby moves to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Goolsby’s recognized to explain the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. This amendment does a couple of things. The first is it takes away something we originally had in the bill that allowed an affirmative defense for a mistake in patronizing a minor or severely mental disabled person in prostitution. It actually takes that out. That was an affirmative defense that was originally in the bill. We had a number of people raise concerns regarding that. And then second, based upon an observation by Senator Blue, it also changes to motion for appropriate relief to the court of conviction, which was a concern that Senator Blue had in the bill. So it was originally going to the court of appeals in order to file a motion for appropriate relief. I’d appreciate your consideration in passage of Amendment 1 to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Amendment 1. All in favor will vote aye. Opposed will vote no. five seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. Davis, aye. Rabin, aye. 48 having voted in the affirmative and 0

…the negative. Amendment 1 is adopted. The bill as amended is back before the body. Senator Goolsby is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I just appreciate your support of the bill. If there are any questions, I would be happy to try to answer them. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the body is the passage of committee substitute Senate Bill 683 as amended on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye, opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] 48 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, the committee substitute to Senate Bill 683 as amended passes its second reading without objection. It will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage of committee substitute to Senate Bill 683 as amended on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed no. The ayes have it. Committee substitute to Senate Bill 683 as amended passes its third reading. The amendment will be engrossed and it will be sent to the House. Senators will move on to third reading public bills Senate Bill 132. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 132 Health Curriculum Preterm Birth. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Daniel, would you like to speak to the bill? Is there any discussion or debate? Senator Kinnaird, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] No, I’m sorry. I’m on the wrong bill. Oh yes, 132 was taken off. Yes, I would like to speak to this, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Kinnaird has the floor to speak to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We had quite a discussion last time and I did ask about adding one more condition, but as I looked back, what I really cannot agree with is that this is a cause, and that when we put language in to teach our students something, it should be factual, and in this case it is not. I was surprised when the child fatality test scores actually endorsed this language, but I found that they did not. The subcommittee meeting was contentious and the vote was not unanimous. Further, these groups objected. They do not recognize a causal link between legal abortion and future preterm births. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Public Health Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the World Health Organization. So, because of this, I asked what some of them, there are many causes of preterm births. The one I spoke to last time, which is that doctors and patients, women, decide that it isn’t convenient on the date that the child is due and actually schedule a preterm induced or Cesarean operation. But there are many, many causes, and many, many risks. And risk is different from cause, but some of them are the woman is too young, we know teenage births really are one of the serious problems, they are too old, drug use, alcohol use, and others. So I am very much disturbed that we are teaching nonfactual information material to our students and, therefore, I am going to vote again against the bill. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Daniel, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Daniel has the floor to speak to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President, members of the senate. Over the weekend, we did a little research and we went to the Department of Health and Human Services and we asked them for some of the documents that they had regarding investigations of abortion clinics, and as my staff went through these they found an interesting document, and this document is from public record by the way from the Family Reproductive Health Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, on 700 Hebron Street. And in the course of the investigation that was going on with this particular clinic, a document was provided by the clinic to the department and it is basically what is a medical waiver, that they would provide this information to the client. When the client comes in, the client is advised of certain medical risks and is asked to sign this document. Here is a section and it just happens to be called Risks of Abortion, and I am going to read some of this to you. This is verbatim from a document provided by an abortion clinic to an abortion clinic client. Cervical incompetence. I understand that the abortion procedure or repeated abortion procedures may result in cervical incompetency, which means that I may have problems maintaining a pregnancy.

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Raleigh, Katie Stay Henderson, Kennedy Carol Matthews, ?? Williams Henderson, ?? Williams Weldon [SPEAKER CHANGE] Pages, we thank you for your service to the Senate this week and we know it is going to be a busy one, so we appreciate you serving us. Thank you so much. Do we have any notices or announcements? Senator Apodaca for the purpose of your ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Announcement please [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Apodaca has the floor for announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you members. Tomorrow morning,9:00 a.m., we are having a Rules Committee meeting. We look forward to seeing all members there, all bright eyed and bushy tailed, whatever that means. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Brown for the purpose of your ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] An announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Brown has floor for announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Republicans will caucus immediately after session. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Barron for purpose of your ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] For point of professional privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Let's take that right after the announcements, Senator. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Gunn for purpose of your ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Commerce will meet tomorrow at 11:00 in its usual room added to the calendar will be House Bill 119 natural gas rate adjustment mechanism and Senate Bill 431 confirm Commissioner ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Any other notices or announcements? Senator Barron is recognized for point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you, Mr. President. I was not able to be with you on Thursday because I had the distinct honor of being with the UNC Masters of Accounting graduates as they graduated on Thursday. I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to the 121 graduates, 97% of whom have really good, high paying jobs beginning immediately. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Is there any further business to come before the Senate? If not, Chair recognizes senator Berger for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr. President, if I could, before the motion, just a short announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGE] You've got the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Members of the Senate, this week as you all know Thursday is our cross over deadline so we are going to schedule things a little differently. We will on Tuesday and Wednesday begin session at 9:45 with a skeletal session at 9:45 and we will from convening at 9:45, recess until 2:00 so no bills will be taken up at 9:45 but we are going to adjourn to 9:45 tomorrow and that's the reason. So with that, Mr. President, I move that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the referral and re-referral of bills and resolutions and the receipt of messages from the House and the Governor to reconvene on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:45. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Motion to the Senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger to reconvene Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:45, seconded by Senator Apodaca. All in favor say aye, opposed say no. The ayes have it. Senate stands adjourned.