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Senate | February 19, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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The Senate will come to order. Sergeant at Arms will close the doors. Members will go to their seats. Members and guests of the gallery will please silence all electronic devices. Leading the Senate in prayers, Reverend Peter Milhausen, Chaplain. All members and guests in the gallery will please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Please pray with me. Gracious and loving God, have mercy on us. Lord have mercy. For sometimes we do not know what we are doing. Have mercy Lord. And turn our minds from our lives to being able to hear your divine wisdom from on high. You are better than the fullest purse, Lord. Or the most magnificent income. Broad acres of grain fields do not yield the peace that comes from your side. Lord you are Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord who will provide. You are Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord who heals. So Lord we call upon you in this time of need to strengthen us with your voice and to give us the courage that has to come from you. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Berger is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. The journal of Monday, February 18, 2013, has been examined and is found to be correct. I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and let it stand approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, the journal for February 18th stand approved as written. Leaves of absence are granted for Senators Blue and Senator Nesbitt. Senators we have a nurse of the day and an EMT of the day. If Gayle Lane and Alton Lane from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, will please stand. Thank you for being with us today. And upon a motion of Senator Brent Jackson of Sampson County, the chair’s happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to members of the Lakewood High School Student Council, their advisor Ms. Donna Jordan, Mr. John Laub and Mr. Mike Red. If you’ll please stand. Thank you for being with us today. Reports of standing committees, the clerk will read. No reports today. Senators we’re going to move right into the calendar. We have one item on the calendar today. It’s the House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 4. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 4, no entity exchange, no Medicaid expansion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President, members. We thought we would be ready to roll with Senate Bill 4 today, but we’re going to need to vote not to concur. A couple of technical corrections we need to make with that in a conference committee. So I ask you to vote no to concurrence. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is concurrence in the House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 4. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting, and the clerk will record the vote. One having voted in the affirmative… Hartsell, Senator Hartsell, no. One having voted in the affirmative, 47 in the negative, the Senate fails to concur in the House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 4, and the House will be so notified. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Motion please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. House Bill 66, Captivity License and Permit Amendments, is currently in the Committee for AG, Environment and Natural Resources.

that it be removed from there and re-referred to the Committee on Rules. [SPEAKER CHANGES] So ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Allran, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forward a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you can send forward your committee report. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Allran for the Judiciary 2 Committee submits for passage Senate Bill 54, Time for Recording Foreclosure notice, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 54, calendar. Senator Davis, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forth a committee report please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you can send forth your committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis for Macon and the State and Local Government Committee submits for passage Senate Bill 56, Wallace Satellite Annexation, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 56, calendar. Senators, at this time I would like to ask the pages to come to the front of the chamber for introduction. All the pages that are with us today, if you could move to the front here, and Clerk, once they get lined up if you could read their names. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pages serving in the chamber this week: Katie Brown, Fayetteville; Libby Dotson, Clayton; Sam S., Rocky Mount; Madison Hall, Morganton; At Lane, Holly Springs; Marwin Levoy, Greensboro; Don Rabin, Holly Springs; ??, Raleigh; Danny Sullovay, Raleigh; Elisa Chu, Dunn; Col Williams, Greensboro; and Chris Yurten, Waxhaw. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pages, we thank you for being with us this week and we look forward to serving with you. Do we have any notices or announcements? Senator Hunt, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Two announcements. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you have the floor for your announcements. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, members, the Senate Appropriations-Based Budget Committee will meet tomorrow, February 20th at 8:30 in room 643 to consider House Bill 5. Second announcement, joint appropriations subcommittees will meet tomorrow, February 20th at 9 am in their respective committee rooms. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator. Any other announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Parmon, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you have the floor for your announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members, just a reminder on behalf of Senator Jim Davis and myself. Today at 3 o’clock in room 1228 we will have County 101 with the School of Government and the County Caucus, and we’re inviting all to come, but especially the freshman Senators. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator. Any further notices or announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] A moment of personal privilege, if I could. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown has the floor for a point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for all the cards and letters and flowers and calls for my mother passing last week, so thanks so much. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator. Any further announcements? Is there any further business to come before the Senate? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] A couple of announcements please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for

an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Tomorrow, at 11:00 a.m., members of the Rules Committee will be having a meeting in Room 1027. That’s our usual room. First bill will be House Bill 66 - Captivity License and Permit Amendments. Second bill will be Senate Bill 81 - Charlotte Regional Airport Authority. The third item will be rules amendment to be filed this afternoon. Be looking at your e-mails, we’re going to discuss amending the rules tomorrow dealing with confirmation procedures for boards and commissions. Mr. President, additional-- [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I want to remind everyone tonight at 6:30, at 18C Warren, will be our love feast. Not fest, feast. Look forward to seeing everyone there. Senator Gunn’s buying the first round for everyone that comes. Mr. President, I have an announcement of conferees, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you have the floor for your announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members, conferees on Senate Bill 4: Apodaca, Chair; Rucho, Hise and Brown. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator. The House will be so notified. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] One more announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor, senator. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Republicans will caucus at 3:00. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any other announcements? 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 introduction of bills and resolutions, the receipt and referral of committee reports, and the receipt of messages from the House and the governor, to reconvene tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion is that the Senate do now adjourn, subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger, to reconvene Wednesday, February 20th at 9:30 a.m., seconded by Senator Hunt. All in favor say aye, opposed no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned. Hold on senators, Senator Berger has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, if I could. An explanation that 9:30 is the skeletal meeting. We will actually begin to take up business at 2:00. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, senator. We’re adjourned.