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Senate | March 14, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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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 prayer is the Rev. Peter Milner, senate chaplain. All members and guests in the gallery will please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let us pray together. Almighty God, once again you've given us such good work this week. And while we may complain, and while we may bicker, lord to turn our face back to you, and you are gracious, Lord and have given a shelter amidst the storms of life. You are a rock and a fortress, and you have surrounded us with a great cloud of witnesses. We thank you for this day, and we ask you to bless it. It's in Christ's name we pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Paige is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. The journal of Wednesday, March 13, 2013 has been examined and been 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 from March 13 stands approved as written. Leaves of absence are granted day for senators Berger and Rucho. Senators, we have two nurses of the day today. We have nurse Deborah Allen of Pittsburgh, North Carolina and Ann Marie Walton of Pittsburgh, North Carolina. Would you please stand and be recognized? Thank you for your service. Reportss of standing committees. Senators, we'll move right into the calendar for the day. We have one item on the calendar, a local bill. Second reading, senate bill 75. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 75. Onslow public private partnership. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. In Onslow county, the county's leasing space that's costing them about $325,000 a year. What this bill does is allow the county to going into a public private partnership [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does senator Brown yield to a question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I will. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is this a local bill? [SPEAKER CHANGES] It is. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Senator. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All right. It's a good bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage of the committee substitute to. Hold it down, senators. Question for the senate is the passage of the committee substitute bill 75 on its second reading. All in favor will say aye. Opposed, no. The ayes have it. Committee substitute to senate bill 75 passes in second reading without objection, will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina general assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all in favor the passage of committee substitute to senate bill 75 on its third reading will say aye. Opposed, no. The ayes have it. Committee substitute to senate bill 75 passes its third reading, and will be sent to the house. At this time, we'd like to say thank you to this week's pages. Pages, we thank you for the service that you've done for the senators this week, and we hope you've had a great time, and we hope you'll return at some point as well. Thank you for your service. Do we have any notices or announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Two motions, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you have the floor for your motions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I move that all business on the calendar for Monday night be removed and placed on the calendar, with the exception of senate resolution 262, placed on the calendar for Tuesday, March 19. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, senate resolution 262 on a recovery of bill of rights is currently committee on

ask that it be removed committee on rolls and placed on the calendar for Monday night. [SPEAKER CHANGES] So ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any further notices or announcements? Is there any other business to come before the Senate? If not, the Chair recognizes Sen. Pate 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 Monday, March 18th 2013, at 6:45 PM in the old Senate chamber of the North Carolina Capitol. Thank you Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Senator. The motion is that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulations stated by Sen. Pate to reconvene Monday, March 18th, at 6:45 PM at the State Capitol seconded by Sen. Brock. All in favor will say "aye". [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed, "no". The "aye"s have it, the Senate stands adjourned.