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Senate | July 28, 2014 | Chamber | Session

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Senate will come to order. Sergeant-at-Arms will close the doors. Members will go to their seat. Members and guests of the gallery will please silence al electronic devices. Leading the Senate in prayer is the Reverend Pete Milner, Senate Chaplain. All members and guests in the gallery, please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Please pray with me. Lord thank you so much for this evening and this time to gather together. Almighty God you alone are our refuge. In the midst of the trials of life, whether in politics, family, on the field. May we wait and prepare us for the glimpses that we’ll see of your face even while we’re waiting. This day we trust O God, that all you’ve give us is yours. And during our waiting and during our longing you will transform this desert into fertile ground for your own pleasures. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Berger is recognized or Senator Pate’s recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, the journal of 25 July, 2014 has been examined, it’s found to be correct. I move that the Senate dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stand approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, the journal for July 25th, 2014 stands approved as written. Leaves of absence are granted for Senators Curtis, Jenkins and Parmon. The Nurse of the Day is Margaret Markey from the great town of Durham, North Carolina. Please stand, thank you for your attendance. Ratification of bills. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Enroll bills. Enrolling clerks reports the following bills duly ratified for presentation to the Governor. Senate Bill 793, an act to make various changes to the charter school’s laws and to make technical changes to House Bill 712. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let’s go to the calendar. Senator Berger, for what reason do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, make some motions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, with reference to tonight’s calendar. Senate Bill 853 has come over from the House and is needing a vote on concurrence or non-concurrence and I would ask that Senate Bill 853 be added to the end of tonight’s calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] M. President another motion? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] With reference to tonight’s calendar, House Bill 366 North Carolina Farm Act of 2014. It is on tonight’s calendar I move that it be displaced for tonight’s calendar and rescheduled for tomorrow’s floor calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, one more motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You still have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 163, reclaimed water as a source water is on tonight’s calendar. I move that that bill be moved to Wednesday’s calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. Members, that brings us to House Bill 1193, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1193, Requirement Technical Corrections Act of 2014. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hise has the floor to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, I think as most of you will find, ?? retirement center this is exclusively some technical corrections within their system. I’d be happen to answer any questions you may have but I’d ask for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of House Bill 1193. All those in favor will vote aye, any opposed will vote no. You’ll have five seconds for the vote. Clerk will record the vote. 46 having voted in the, Senator Rabin, aye. 47 having voted in the affirmative, 0 in the negative. House Bill 1193 passes its second reading and will be voted on for thethird.

Without objection. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina general assembly in act. Question before the body, house bill 1193 on it's third reading. All those in favor say Aye, opposed No. House bill 1193 passes it's third reading and will be enrolled and sent to the governor. House 1994, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 1194, Retirement Admin. Changes Act of 2014. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hise has the floor to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you members. This bill is wields some of the administrative changes that are necessary that kinda separated these and different bills. I think you would find the most significant was rescue squad workers to have the retirement options as fire fighters and the same field. Again, I ask you for your support and will be to happy any questions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Discussion or debate on house bill 1194. Hearing none, question before the body is the passage of house bill 1194 on it's second reading. All those in favor say Aye, opposed No. The clerk will allow 5 seconds for the vote. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We are missing someone. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Bryant, Aye. Senator Clark, Aye. 47 having voted in affirmative, none in the negative. House bill 1194 passes it's second reading and without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina general assembly in act. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Question before the body is the passage of house bill 1194 on it's third reading. All those in favor say will Aye, opposed No. The Ayes have it. House bill194 passes it's third reading and will be sent to the concurrent committee substitute. House bill 1181, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 1181, North Carolina Medicaid Modernization. [SPEAKER CHANGES] It's on it's third reading. Discussion or debate? Hearing none, question before the body is the passage of house bill 1181 on it's third reading. All those in favor say vote Aye, opposed will vote No. You have five seconds to vote, the clerk will record the vote. 30 having voted in the affirmative, Senator Clark votes Yay or Nay? Nay. Senator Hartsell, where are you? Okay. Alrighty. 29 having voted in the affirmative, 17 in the negative. House bill 1181 passes it's third reading and will be engrossed and sent to the house on the concurrent senate committee substitute number two. That brings us to the conference report for adoption, I believe house bill 1048. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 1048 act selection criteria, NCNG amendments. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rabin for the explanation on the conference report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes sir, Conference report. This has already passed through the house on 101 to 1. It's a good bill, takes care of AG selection criteria and makes the national guards, gives it more flexibility on how they can take care of some of the national guard families. I urge your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the body is adoption of conference report for house bill 1048. All those in favor will vote Aye, opposed will vote No. You have 5 seconds to vote, the clerk will record the vote. 47 having voted in the affirmative, 0 in the negative. The conference report for house bill 1048 is adopted and the house will be so notified. I believe that leaves us with Senate bill 853, conference report. Who is gonna explain-, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 853, Business

…?? modernization. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Who’s going to take that. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Barringer has the floor to explain the conference report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, this is a very good bill, I’m working with stakeholders to make a few final changes, a few remaining changes. I ask that you not concur this evening. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sorry, this is for concurrence, Senate Bill 853. Senator asks you to vote no. Any discussion or debate? Question before the body is the motion for concurrence on House Bill 853. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. Senator asks that you vote not. You will have five seconds for the vote. Senate Bill 853 fails on the motion to concur. 47 in the negative and 0 in the positive. The House will be notified and conferees will be appointed. I think we have the pages, is that next? Introduction of pages. Please come forward. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pages serving in the chamber this week: Derek Brook, Raleigh; Kendall Gillespie, Clayton; Hale Halberge, Apex; Angelica Knight, Fayetteville; Nicolas Crow, Holly Springs; Paris Lewis, Raleigh; Sam Walsh, Raleigh; Makayla McClain, Garner; Sichi Red Jr, Garner; Natalie Rinehart, Kerry; Verin Zucks, Garner; Grace Wayne, Raleigh; Lily Wayne; Raleigh. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’d like to welcome the pages this week. If you’ll notice, many of them had volunteered to come back, this is their second or third time so we really owe them a debt of gratitude and I hope they have a great week as we shut down, thank you. Notices and announcements. Anybody? Okiedoke. Senator Pate. Ready? The chair recognizes Senator Pate for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, I move that the Senate now adjourn subject to messages from the House and the Governor, the referral and re-referral of bills and resolutions, receipt and referral of committee reports, the receipt of conference reports, the ratification of bills and appointment of conferrees to reconvene on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 2 PM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator Pate. Quick announcement before we finalize that motion. I ask the Rules Committee members to keep an eye on their computer tonight. There will be a meeting in the morning. Also the folks that are serving on the Board of Governors Select Committee, there will be a meeting tomorrow also, please watch your schedule. And we’re going to stand in recess just a second. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Pate for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, I’d like to add to my motion the receipt of bills. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Any further business? The motion is that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Pate to reconvene Tuesday, July 29th at when, madam clerk? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Two o’clock. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Seconded by Senator Berger. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed say no. The ayes seem to have it. We stand adjourned.