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House | February 18, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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The house will come to order. Members please take your seats. Visitors please retire from the chamber. Sergeant ?? Will close the doors. Members and visitors in the gallery please silence all cellular phones and personal electronic devices. The prayer will be offered by Representative Marilyn Avila. Members and visitors in the gallery please stand and please remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let us pray. Our Gracious heavenly father we pray to you this night as our God, creator and sustainer of life as we are gathered here tonight in this place of power we thank you for each person who has been elected to serve. We ask that your guidance and wisdom be granted to us in great measure. Protect us from pride and ego as we serve the people of North Carolina. Make us always aware as we craft legislation and pass laws of their impact on the lives of the citizens in our state. Be with our families as many of us are away from home during the week. Protect them and all things and give them peace in our absence. We ask a special blessing on the men and women who are willing to place their lives in harm’s way to defend the freedoms we hold so dear. Place a hedge of protection around each of them and keep them in your care. Bless especially their families as they too serve through their sacrifice. Grant them comfort and relieve their anxieties. This I pray in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Representative Moore please state your purpose [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker the journal for February the fourteenth 2014 has been examined and found to be correct. I move its approval as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Representative Moore moves that the journal for February 14, 2014 be approved as written all in favor say Aye and opposed say no. the ayes have it. The journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials or Papers, addressed to the General assembly or the House. Chapter bills will be noted. Introduction to bills and resolutions. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Waddell, House Bill 106 Paper City Election [SPEAKER CHANGES] government. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Speciale House Bill 107 Eastern Region Economic Development Region Withdrawal [SPEAKER CHANGES] Government if favorable finance [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Warren and Ford to House Bill 108. Rowan Personal Vehicle Usage exemption. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Finance [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Torbett and Speciale House Bill 109 Require Safety Helmets Eighteen and Under. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Transportation of favorable judiciary subcommittee B [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Goodman, J. Bell, Moffitt, Murry House Bill 110 Public Contracts Public Labor [SPEAKER CHANGES] Government if favorable finance[SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative McElraft, Collins, Dollar House Bill 111 Workers Compensation Coverage Public Records. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Judiciary subcommittee A [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Dollar, Collins and McElraft House Bill 112 Government Business Intelligent competency Center Workers Compensation Program Integrity. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Commerce and job development. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Gill, Michaux, L. Hall and Horn. House Joint Resolution 113 on African American Revolutionary Heroes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rules, calendar, and operations of the House. Messages from the Senate, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee substitute for Senate Bill 50, a Bill that’s been entitles An Act to Prevent Identity Theft of Discharged Veterans by Restricting the Release of Military Service Discharge Documents. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Judiciary Subcommittee A. Special message from the Senate. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Special Message from the senate. Mr. Speaker pursuant to SJR47 Joint resolution informing his excellence governor Pat McRory that the General Assembly has organized and ready to proceed with public

?? inviting the Governor to address the joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The president pro tempore appoints the following Senators to the committee on the part of the Senate, to escort the honorable Pat McCrory to the joint session of the hall of the House of Representatives February 18, 2013. Senator Rucho, chair. Senators Blue, Clark, Graham, Tillman and Harrington. Respectfully, Sarah Lange, Principle Clark. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. [PAUSE] Ladies and gentlemen of the House, while we have some time, I’m going to go ahead and take care of one other administrative matter. It has to do with the appointments for the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee for Program Evaluation. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] February 15, 2013. To House members, from Speaker Tom Tillis, about Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee, pursuant to the authority granted me in GS120-15(A)(2), I am pleased to announce your appointment to serve on the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee. The following members have been appointed to form a select committee. This is a working committee to receive past legislation. Your appointment is effective immediately and will expire on January 15,2015. Members, Representative Julius C. Howard, chair. Representative Becky Carney, Representative Jean Farmer Butterfield, Representative Bryan Holloway, Representative Pat B. Hurley, Representative David R. Lewis, Representative Marvin W. Lucas, Representative Tim D. Moffitt, Representative Edgar B. Starnes. [PAUSE] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen of the House, first the chair directs a message be sent to the Senate informing that honorable body that the House stands ready to receive them in Joint Session. That will be sent by special messenger. We would expect to be convening in here within the next 10 or 15 minutes we’ll begin, we’ll welcome the Governor I think right at about 7PM. Before we have the House stand at ease, the chair would entertain any notices and announcements. [PAUSE] May be a first. [PAUSE] Ladies and gentlemen, we will recognize Representative Moore for a motion. We would encourage you to stay in or around the chamber but if you want to get up or step outside of the chamber, please be back by five of seven. Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a motion, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I move that upon dissolution of the Joint Session, that the House adjourn to reconvene on Tuesday February 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen of the House, this does not free you up until 2. Remember we’ll be back for the session at 7:00 to hear the State of the State. But Representative Moore moves that upon dissolution of the Joint Session, the House do now adjourn to reconvene on Tuesday, February 19 at 2PM. Seconded by Representative Dockham. All those in favor will vote aye. All opposed say no. The ayes have it. [PAUSE] Ladies and gentlemen we do have, we’re going to, since we’re moving a little bit ahead of time, there’s two things I’d like to do. One, I know that the nurse of the day is now in the chamber. The nurse of the day is Linda O’Boyle from Elm City. Linda, thank you for joining us today and for your service to this chamber. [APPLAUSE]

Ladies and gentlemen, one other matter. Last week, our Sergeant-at-Arms, Clyde Cook, celebrated a special day. Some say it's 69 years, or some say it's 70 years, but it's a heck of a lot of years and he's done a heck of a lot of service to this chamber over the past few years. I appreciate his friendship and his hard work, and the hard work of all Sergeants-at-Arms, but Clyde, happy birthday. The House will be at ease. We will probably call the chamber back to order in 10 or 12 minutes. The House at ease until that time.