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Senate | March 11, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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[Speaker]: Senate will come to order. Sergeant At Arms 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 Reverand Peter [??], a chaplain. All Members and guests in the Gallery will please stand. [Rev. Peter ??]: Let us pray. Dear Lord, thanks for gathering us together tonight, under your sheltering sky and your all powerful wing. I pray for all my brothers and sisters to my left and to my right, for their work and for their good health and for their endurance as we carry through the session of the North Carolina Senate 2013. I make my prayers in the name of the strong one, Jesus. Amen. [Speaker]: Senator Berger is recognized for a motion. [Senator Berger]: Thank you Mr. President. The journal of Thursday, March 7, 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]: Without objection, the journal for March 7th stands approved as written. Leaves of Absence are granted for Senators Stein, Robinson and Cook. Ratification of Bills, the Clerk will read. [Clerk]: The role of Bills. The [??] Clerk reports the following Bill duly ratified for presentation to the Governor. House Bill 44, an Act stating the intent of the general assembly to transition from funding text books to funding digital learning in a public school is recommended by the legislative research commission study committee on digital learning environments in public schools. [Speaker]: Senators we have a doctor of the day and a nurse of the day with us today. Doctor Conrad Flicker of Raleigh, North Carolina and Nurse Emily Penny of Kerry, North Carolina are standing in the back. Thank you for being with us today and thank you for your service. [applause] [Speaker]: On the motion of Senator Raven, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies to Zane Singletary, newly elected President of The North Carolina Junior Beta Club. He’s at the 11th Grade at West Bladen High School from Bladenboro, North Carolina. Are you here with us today? If you are, please stand. OK. I don’t think he’s in the Gallery. We’re going to move right into the calendar with public Bill second reading, Senate Bill 123. The Clerk will read. [Clerk]: Senate Bill 123 Clarifies Sex offender Residence Law. [Speaker]: Senator Meredith is recognized to explain the Bill. [Senator Meredith]: Thank you Mr. President, Members of Senate. This is a very simple Bill. It just codifies the language in the current law to establish a date of residency for sex offenders. I would appreciate your support. [Speaker]: Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none. The question for the Senate is the passage of Senate Bill 123 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five second should be allowed for the voting. The Clerk will record the vote. 45 having voted the affirmative and zero in the negative. Senate Bill 123 passes its second reading without objection. It will be read a third time. [Clerk]: North Carolina General Assembly in Acts. [Speaker]: Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all in favor of the passage of Senate Bill 123 on its third reading will say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. Senate Bill 123 passes its third reading and will be sent to the House. At this time Senators we’d like to introduce our Pages for the week. So if we could ask the Pages… [Speaker change]: Mr. President. May I make a motion real quick before we… [Speaker]: [??] you have the floor for your motion. [Speaker change]: Thank you Mr. President, Members. Senate Bill 81 Macklinburg Airport Authority moved that if, oh no. That’s the wrong Bill. Sorry Senator Graham. Senate Bill 225, [??] uniform deployed parent custody and visitation Act, is currently in J1, I mean it’s in J2. Let’s move it from J2 to J1. Put two and one together you get three, but this will go to J1. Thank you. [Speaker]: That objection is so ordered. Senator [??] for what purpose do you ask? [Speaker change]: Mr. President, to make an announcement. [Speaker]: Senator

…we need to make the announcement now, or do we make the announcement once we get to announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let’s wait. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Senator. [SPEAKER CHANGES] At this time we would like to call our pages forward. Bring them to the front for introductions. Pages, if you could all start making your way to the front. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pages serving in the chamber this week. Maryanne Brockam, Deana Bauer, Emma Burry, Evan Hayes, Teegan Hines, Lance Hunter, Abby Jones, Jessica Joiner, Brody Maxie, Elisa Mills, Erwin Ray, Andrew Smith, Joseph Booth, Sarah Grace Wilson. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pages we thank you for being with us today. We hope you have a great week. Thank you for your service to the Senate. (clapping). Senator Tillman is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. In the morning at 7:30 the Bible Study will have their (??) breakfast 7:30 in the legislative cafeteria. Everyone is invited. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any other notices or announcements? Senator Allran, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator you have the floor for your announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Take 2 will meet tomorrow at 10 o’clock in room 1124. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hunt, for what purpose do your rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make an announcement Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator you have the floor to make your announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The North Carolina Symphony is having a reception tomorrow night at the beautiful North Carolina Museum of Art. It starts at 6 o’clock and goes to 7 o’clock. You all coming, it’s going to be fun. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any other notices or announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, Senator Dunn, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Tomorrow commerce committee time has been changed to 11:15 and we will have Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker here to speak and update us on new administrations vision and job creation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Senator. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any further business to come before the Senate? If not, the chair recognizes Senator Berger for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you President. I move that the Senate be now adjourned subject to the introduction of bills and resolutions and the receipt of messages from the House and from the Governor. To re-convene Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 2pm. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion is that the Senate be now adjourned subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger to re-convene Tuesday March 12th at 2pm. Seconded by Senator Meredith. All in favor will say aye, all opposed no. The ayes have it and the Senate stands adjourned.