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Senate | May 20, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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Senate will come to order. Sargent at Arms close the doors. Members, go to their seats. Members and guests of the gallery will please silence all electronic devices. Leading the senate in prayer is the reverend Paul Honeycutt of Pleasant Union Baptist Church in Salemburg. Reverand Honeycutt is a guest of Senator Jackson. All members and guests in the gallery will please stand. [speaker changes] Let us pray. Dear God I thank you for the United States of America and this great state of North Carolina. I realize that while there are a lot of things wrong in this great country, there's also more things that is right. May your elected leaders together, work together to strive to do what is best for all citizens. While this task may be great and seem impossible, with divine help, all things are possible. I believe that even with the problems we have in this country, United States of America is still the best place in the world in which to live and many of us would agree that North Carolina is the best state. For our state and country to be a better place to live not only must their leaders work together, but the citizens must work with their leaders. We must build a ?? for others trying to do their best at home and at work in order for North Carolina and their country to be all it can be. Lord, help us in that area. Lord, be with those in the senate chamber. They must make hard decisions at times. And as they reason together, may they make them with integrity and with the assurance they have made the best decision they could considering the problems at hand. Even though everyone will not agree with the laws they make, may they have peace of mind they did the best they could. And God, in a day in which we live, we all must make sacrifices to keep America strong. May we as citizens be willing to do our part. God bless America and in Christ'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 16, 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] Objection. The journal of May 16th stands approved as written. Senators, we do have a nurse of the day with us today. Our nurse is Douglas Stanton Jr of Garner, South Carolina. Nurse Stanton, if you'll please stand and be recognized. Thank you for your service tonight. On the motion of Senator Brent Jackson of Duplin-Jackson-Sampson counties,the chair is happy to extend courtesies to the floor to Alladine Honeycutt, wife of tonight's guest chaplain, the Reverand Paul Honeycutt of Salemburg. Thank you so much for being with us this evening. We have any notices or announcements? [speaker changes] Mr. President? [speaker changes] Senator Rabon for what purpose do you rise? [speaker changes] To make an announcement. [speaker changes] Senator Rabon has the floor for an announcement. [speaker changes] Thank you Mr. President. The finance comittee will meet tomorrow at 1pm in its regular room. Thank you. [speaker changess] Senator Brown, for what purpose do you rise? [speaker changes] An announcement. [speaker changes] Senator Brown has the floor. [speaker changes] Procreations will be meeting tomorrow morning at 8:30. Please bring your money report and provision report with you. We'll probably be in there for a little while, so tomorrow morning at 8:30. [speaker changes] Any other notices or announcements? Any further business to come before the senate? If not, the chair recognizes Senator Berger for a motion. [speaker changes] Thank you Mr. President. I move that the senate do now adjourn subject to the receipt of messages from the house and the governor, to reconvene on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 9:30 am. [speaker changes] The motion is the senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger. To reconvene Tuesday, May 21st at 9:30 am. Seconded by Senator Goolsby. All in favor say aye. Opposed no. They ayes have it. The senate stands adjourned.