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House | March 28, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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Speaker: The house will come to order. Members, please take your seats. Visitors, please retire from the chamber. Members and visitors in the gallery, please silence all cellular phones and electronic devices. The prayer will be offered by Representative Ted Davis. Members and visitors, please stand and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. Representative: Good afternoon. Would everyone please bow their head and pray with me. Almighty god, I humbly pray that you grant your wisdom to those whose task it is to make decisions that will influence all the lives of those who live in the great state of NC. Give us the humility to seek your will. Make us slow to anger, and willing to understand another point of view. Give us the courage to do what we believe in our hearts is the right thing to do. May we always be sensitive to the needs of everyone and lord, be patient and offer us guidance in the search for truth and honor. I ask this in the name of your holy son, and my lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Amen [recitation of pledge] Speaker: Representative Moore is recognized. Representative: Mr. Speaker, the journal for Wednesday, March 27 , 2013, has been examined and found to be correct. I move for approval as written. Speaker: Representative Moore moves that the journal for March 27th be approved as written. All those in favor say aye. [aye] All those opposed say no. [silence] The journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials or papers addressed to the general assembly or the house? Ratifications, bills and resolutions, the clerk will read. Clerk: The rolling clerk reads senate bill 44, an act to permit exposure of certain information [xx] insurance coverage, compliance fraud; senate bill 97, an act to require release of private tax year that is part of municipality for six months or less and [xx]. Speaker: Chapter bills will be noted. Representative Moore, please state your purpose. Representative: Motion for a re-referral of a bill. Speaker: The gentleman is recognized for a motion. Representative: Mr. Speaker I move that house bill 319, which is the Dorothy Dixx lease bill be removed from the committee on finance and be moved to the committee on judiciary. Speaker: Without objection, so ordered. Representative: And house bill 21, which is the confirmation state board of elections, excuse me, state board of appointees, that be removed from the calendar and referred to the committee on rules. Speaker: Without objection, so ordered. Ladies and gentleman of the house, we are going to adjourn section 2, introduction of bills and resolutions and receive committee reports. We will be doing the community college board of elections today, but the other matters we will be carrying on after adjournment, or subject to adjournment. Pages, if I could please have you come to the front of the chamber. Those of the [xx], please step down a moment. Pages – I am sorry…I scared one of the pages… Pages, I want to thank you for coming this week and serving the house. You got an opportunity to see the committees work and debate on the floor. I hope you learned something and enjoyed your time here. I also hope you had an opportunity to make some friends and have some fun outside the chambers and outside the legislature. I appreciate your great service to this great body and hope to see you, your friends, and your family members back at a later time. Thank you for serving. Members, let’s show our appreciations. [clapping] Speaker: Representatives Langdon and Johnston are recognized to send forth a report – a committee report. The clerk will read. Clerk: Memorandum to members of the house of representatives

?? coach Ayers house education committee raised State board of Community College Election nominees the house must select one member from the state at large for a six year term beginning July 1, 2013 to the State Board of Community Colleges. The house education committee met on March 19, 2013 and screened proposed candidates as to their qualifications, background, lack of statutory disabilities and ability to serve if elected. The following candidates are selected to be placed on a ballot for election to the state board of community colleges. The election will be held on March 28, 2013 during session. William H. Collins Jr., Mckinley D. Dull. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and Gentleman of the house just one clarification before we go to the vote we do intend to get Adams on the calendar the chair was only referring to committee reports and introduction of bills and resolutions which we may do while we are waiting for the ballots to be counted. Just for clarification with respect to the procedure for this vote we read and the names of the candidates, there are two, no nominations will be accepted from the floor. Ballots will be distributed to the members by the Sergeant at arms. The Sergeant at arms may do that at this time. Representatives Johnson, Hager, Cotham and Adams are appointed to count the ballots. Ladies the house will come to order. Representative Adams please state your purpose. The house will come to order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] May I have a point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized for a point of personal privilege and representative Adams if you will yield for a moment. Members after you have completed your ballot if you will please indicate by raising your hand when a row when all members have their hands raised the Sergeant in arms is directed to go through that row and pick up the ballots. The lady has the floor for a point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. speaker I will be brief on yesterday we talked a little bit about women's history and I just wanted to say to the women on the floor that you received from me a report that was compiled by the status of women in North Carolina about the North Carolina council for women regarding the status of women in North Carolina, economic status, etc. It's a wonderful document it has good information and I hope it will be useful to you. We didn't have enough copies for all of the gentleman but any able bodied gentleman who is interested in the status of women if you will just let me know we do have some extra copies and we will get them to you. Thank you very much. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members again in order for the ballots to be validated you must select at least one of the candidates and only one please also print and sign your name. Members again please raise your hands and indicate that the row is ready to have your ballots picked up. Sergeant in Arms may proceed through the rows in the chamber to pick up the ballots. Ladies and Gentleman of the house as your completing the ballots the chair would like to extend a courtesies of the gallery to a group of school students some of who may be leaving the chamber at this time. Chairman would like to extend a welcome to the students, teachers and parent chaperones for students from Walker Elementary, from Eatonon Chawan county and from Fairview school Silba, Jackson County. Welcome. [CLAPPING] The chair would also like to extend a courtesy of the gallery to a group of very impressive gentleman that I met just a few moments ago. They are members of the Cary Kappa league a grade of aspiring leaders and people already doing great work in the community. Gentleman it was a pleasure to meet you today. Members let's please welcome them. [CLAPPING] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Dockham please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just an inquiry please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman may state his inquiry. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I was outside when I think the ballots were passed out would you direct the Sergeant in arms to give me a ballot please.

will receive a ballot. The sergeant of arms will prove a ballot to representative Dockham. Are there any other member in the chamber who require a ballot? This is your first ballot. Representative Elmore, representative Warren, representative Dockham, representative Boles. Any other members requiring a ballot? Representative Mobley please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I wish to announce today with regards to organization, an election of the women democratic caucus. The newly elected offices for the joint democratic women's caucus are as follows. Our chair, representative Jean Farmer-Butterfiled. Vice chair, senator Eleanor Kinnaird. Treasurer, representative Rosa Gill. Secretary, representative Susi Hamilton. Immediate past chair, representative ?? ??. Congratulations to these ladies. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Has every member wishing to complete a ballot passed that ballot forward to the sergeant of arms? The ballots will go long with the Teller committee. Johnson, ??, ??, and Adams. The teller will meet in the conference room outside the chamber, to my right. Representative Saine is recognized to send forth the committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Saine. For the commerce jobs development subcommittee on energy and emerging markets. House bill 315. Plastics labeling requirements. Favorable to committee substitute. Unfavorable as to original bill. And re-referred to serially regulatory reform. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The committee substitute bill will be re-referred to the committee on regulatory reform. Original bill, unfavorable, calendar. Representatives McElraft and West are recognized to send forth committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives McElraft and West. Environmental committee. House bill 89 DENR support for regional water supply system. Favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee substitute number one for senate bill 24. Construction, demolition landfill sitings. Favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 135. Adjust landfill permit timing. Favorable and re-referred serially to finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill will be re-referred to the committee on finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 136. Bernard Allen fund modifications. Favorable and serially re-referred to appropriations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill will be re-referred to the committee on appropriations. Representatives Lewis and Moore are recognized to send forth the committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Lewis and Tim Moore. The elections committee. House bill 11. Special election dates. Favorable as to the committee substitute, unfavorable as to the original bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee substitute bill. Calendar. Original bill, unfavorable, calendar. Representatives Stone and Warren are recognized to send forth committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Stone and Warren. Government committee. House bill 326. Rutherford county condemnation consent. Favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 245. Troutman deannexation. Favorable and re-referred serially to finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill will be re-referred to the committee on finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 318. Winston Salem seismic codes. Favorable and serially re-referred to regulatory reform. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill will be re-referred to committee on regulatory reform. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 334. Buncombe city sales tax use expansion. favorable and re-referred to- serially to finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill will be re-referred to the committee on finance. Representative Moffitt is recognized to send forth committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moffitt. Committee on regulatory reform. Following bills assigned regulatory reform subcommittee on businesses and labor. House bill 292. Establish music therapy practice act. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 371. Chiropractic assistant certification fee. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Okay. Noted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Following bills assigned to regulatory reform subcommittee on local government. House bill

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...statute authorizing its acquisition and in the deeds, convey the property to the state, to provide for implementation of the 2007 State Government Master Facilities Master Plan, including lease of a portion of the property at fair market value to the City of Raleigh for a public park; and to provide for use of any lease proceeds for mental health purposes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Judiciary. Special messages from the Senate, the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Special message from the Senate. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to GS-115P-2.1(b)(4)f and HJR 138, a joint resolution setting the date for the House of Representatives and the Senate to elect members of the State Board of Community Colleges, it is ordered that a message be sent to Honorable Body, notifying you that the Senate has elected the following member to the State Board of Community College: Edward Lynn Ray, for a six year term, effective July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2019. Respectfully, Sarah Lane, Principal Clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. Upon motion from the member from Cherokee County, Representative West, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Erica Brinkley, chairman of the Cherokee City Board of Education. [applause] Ladies and gentlemen of the House, the House will be at ease until a report of the ballot. [pause] The House will please come to order. [pause] Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to take this time to extend a thank you for service to one of the members of our Sergeant-at-Arms staff, Wayne Davis. He's worked for over six years--I think most of you know he's a familiar face--we recognized him for an important birthday not too long ago, and today marks the last day of his service to our great House. I would like for all of us to stand up--he's over here to my left--and thank him for his great service and statesmanship. [applause] The House will continue to be at ease, awaiting the report of the tellers. The House will come to order. Without objection, Rule 12D is suspended. Is there objection? So ordered. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, before we report the results of the election, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery and a welcome to students, teachers, and chaperones from Union Elementary in Union County. Please stand and let us welcome you. [applause] Ladies and gentlemen, we are prepared to announce the results of the election. The House will come to order. Representative Cotham, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. To announce the election results. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. And members, there were 115 ballots cast, one ballot was disqualified due the person voting for both candidates, [laughter] so we will not name names, but it is public record. And so, there 114 ballots total. William H. Collins received 77; Mckinley [??] Dahl received 37; and Mr. Speaker, if you would call on Representative Johnson for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Johnson is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I move, pursuant to General Statute 115D-2(b)(4)f, that the House confirm the election of William H. Collins to the State Board of Community College for a term of six years beginning July 1, 2013. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen of the House, pursuant to Article VI, Section 5, the election is viva voce. All in favor of the election --[end of data...]

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[0:00:00.0] In chapter 10 my dad was about this preacher I don’t wanna freak everybody up but I’m not about to start Sermon but in the 10th Chapter of the Gospel of Luke is the story about the good Samaritan and while this fellow was walking from Jericho, from Jerusalem to Jericho he fell down and got beat up by bunch of folks and this is where how addiction a lot of time starts, somebody will have an injury and get a legitimate treatment for pain and then they have just to trouble getting off that and it cascades into an addiction that they just can’t treat. So, what this legislation does is help folks that might be at risk for overdose to make sure that they have appropriate treatment. So, I will appreciate your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative ___[00:45] please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker and members of the house as I was discussing this after session members yesterday I was one of the few to vote no some said, “Why didn’t you say anything?” And my concern with the bill what it really the Samaritan portion that was Sub-Section C on page 1 line 29 about the person who is experiencing the drug related overdose. Although, I don’t understand why the Samaritan wouldn’t get rid of whatever drugs they had on them when they are driving to the hospital or whatever he would certainly wouldn’t someone to not help another person in trouble for fear to being caught for some sort of crime but the person who is experiencing the drug related overdose, if you look up on line 16 drug related overdose is defined in many ways but it also says extreme physical illness and it might scenario say you had a wild party, someone is at a wild party maybe the police come and someone will say, “Hey, I have been using drugs and I have got a little bit on me, all you have to do is all my stomach hurts or sit on the floor or lay on the floor and cower and whatever and you have got a drug related or you have got some sort of extreme illness then you have created for yourself an immunity for many prosecution.” So, I think that Sub-Section 3 dealing with the person who is having the problem is somewhat over broad and it was uninvitingly creating a broad immunity that people in the drug use community will understand and learn how to gain the system. So, I have concern someday we might have to rethink the war on drugs and our drug law but I don’t think we should do it uninvitingly through this bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of the House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 20 as amended on its third reading, all in favor vote aye, all oppose vote no, the clerk will open the vote. All members wishing to record please do so at this time, the clerk will lock the machine and record the vote, 102 having voted in the affirmative, 11 in the negative the House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 20 as amended is passed its third reading the bill will engrossed and sent to the Senate. Ladies and gentlemen without objection the Chair would like to move ahead to Senate Bill 11 at the end of the calendar, objection, Senate Bill 11 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 11: A bill to be entitled an act to designate the month of April of each year as organ donation awareness/donate life month and to provide that the act shall be entitled "Duffy's law." The general assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Riddell please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker to request that the resolution to be read in full. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Riddell this is not a resolution it’s not best to read the bill and the gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, friends this was calendared last on the bill I appreciate it and last on our calendar, I appreciate the bill to be move forward. As __[04:31] are coming to the time where we recognize and celebrate the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ Easters about life, this bill is all about life. Senate Bill 11 it come to us from the Senate sponsored by my good friend Rick Gunn passed unanimously over there and it will designate April annually, ever April of every year from now on as organ donor awareness and donate life month. [0:04:59.9] [End of file…]

The name Duffys law in memory and in honor of a young man from Alamans County named Christopher Duffy Collins. Christopher was a young man full of life, wit, and love and was stricken with a disease that attacked his kidneys. He was put on the organ donor waiting list like thirty five hundred other North Carolinians every year. Toward the end of his life he was doing nine hours of dialysis every evening and unfortunately a suitable donor could not be located in time. At age 28, in 2005, Duffy passed away. His parents Bruce and Mary Joe Collins despite this devastating tragedy, picked themselves up, determined that some good would come from this tragedy that they faced. They were determined to do what they could to raise awareness about the importance of organ donating here in North Carolina. They established a foundation. Ladies and gentlemen I have distributed to you a copy of the donation, foundation rather that they have set up to assist other families going through the same hardship that they have and the hopes of being able to locate and find donors so that other families would have not have to face the grief and sorry that the Collins have had to do, and they have also over the last seven years obtained proclamations from the governors office, the name April, organ donor month here in North Carolina. What this bill will do friends is just simply make that an annual recurrence. It will write into law that every April in North Carolina will be Organ Donor Awareness month. There are few things that you and I can do daily on a regular basis, give the gift of life. A few weeks ago we had the blood mobile here on the grounds and many of us donated blood giving an organ as part of the organ donation program is a way that you and I can give the gift of life to others. It does not matter what the age, you can be an organ donor at any time in your life and probably the best known means of doing that is through the North Carolina department of motor vehicles when you go to get your license they have a check off box there. I've signed it and they'll put a little red heart on your license and it indicates to first responders and to medical professionals that you are a willing organ donor. One donor can give the gift of life to up to eight other human beings. One donor can share enough tissue to help fifty other human beings. It really is the gift of life. So we as we come into this Easter celebration I hope you'll join me in voting in favor of this bill SP11 to establish an annual organ donor month awareness program here in North Carolina. I commend the Collins for their hard work these past seven years despite their grief. Getting up and going forward in life and doing something that will most definitely save lives in the future. I commend our medical community that has delivered to us the modern miracle of organ donation and successful organ transplantation and friends I commend this bill to your consideration. Thank You. [Speaker Change] Representative Tolson please state your purpose. [Speaker Change] To speak on the bill [Speaker Change] The gentlemen has recognized to debate the bill. [Speaker Change] As a living transplant recipient who has a kidney from a Son-in-law this bill is great. Thank You [Speaker Change] Further discussion, further debate. If not the question before the house is the passage of the Senate committee substitute for Senate bill 11 on its second reading. All those in favor will vote I. All opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. Ladies and gentlemen, the clerk is dealing with a technical issue with unlocking the machine. It is not available to vote at this time. The house will be at ease. The members may vote at this time. Again, some members did vote, if the members will yield for a moment in resetting the machine. Ladies and gentlemen while we are waiting on the machine to be reset.

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The lady is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Ladies and Gentleman, this repeals the requirement for our local electric co-ops to have to file the integrated resource plan. The IRP is a document that describes a utilities’ generation needs and planned generation capacity and it will save the co-ops thousands of dollars. They have no opposition in the utilities committee or in the regulatory reform and I ask that you support this bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the house is to passage of House Bill 223 on its second reading. All those in favor will vote aye, all opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will let the machine record record the vote. One-hundred and thirteen having voted affirmative, none in the negative. House Bill 223 is passed at second reading and without objection. It will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGE] ??, North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Further discussion, further debate. If not, the question before the house is to passage of House Bill 223 on its third reading. All in favor say aye, all opposed say no. The ayes have it. House Bill 223 has passed its third reading. It will be sent to the senate. House Bill 247 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Committee ?? for House Bill 247, A Bill to Entitle An Act to Allow Health Providers and Health Insurers to Freely Negotiate Reimbursement Rates by Prohibiting Contract Provisions that Restrict Rate Negotiations. ?? of North Carolina Enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Representative Burr, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGE] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you Mr.Speaker. Members, House Bill 247 seeks to address an issue with something that’s known as the ‘Most Favored Nation’s Clause’. That may sound like something that would be debated at the United Nations but it is an issue that our state and many others have had to deal with in terms of our insurance market. And what the most favored nation clause is, MFN it’s often referred to, it is a contract clause that hospitals sign with certain insurance companies. And this MFN clause really prohibits competition. And it does so in a way that I believe over a dozen other states have already prohibited the use of the MFN clause and a number of states, obviously including ours is looking at prohibiting that. And the way that it prohibits competition is it is a clause that the insurance companies will use to put in their contracts by insurance companies to really hold a ???. It is my belief and I believe the belief of many of you all that we need to return North Carolina’s health insurance market to a competitive state and certainly in the last 15 years we have gone from having over 30 insurance companies offering insurance and we’re now down to 7. This will give an opportunity for others to be able to compete against our dominate insurance company here in this state and certainly allow for competition again. And I can tell you that insurance executives in other states in the past have testified in the past that the MFN clause is not used to keep down that particular insurance company’s cost but really to help drive up the cost of their competitors And that is and should not be the reason to use this clause and this certainly can work to help make sure that all of our constituents have as low premiums as possible and again create that competition which is very critical. This bill is very similar, nearly identical to a bill that made its way through the Senate two years ago. It made it to a judiciary committee in the House last year but stopped at the time when Blue Cross, Blue Shield, which is the company that tends to use the MFN clause in North Carolina pledged to no longer use the Most Favored Nation’s clause anymore. But there’s been some disagreement about whether or not that is the case and if they are still using those. I can tell you that I spoke to an association, a group of CFOs from hospitals a few weeks ago and they disagree with the statement that they are no longer used and one individual even mentioned that in a recent negotiation with Blue Cross, Blue Shield that the MFN…

because the clause was still in there, even though they pledged two years ago to no longer use it in the State of North Carolina. So this just simply makes sure that we're doing just that, and prohibiting this clause from being abused in the state so that we can open up our health insurance market and make it competitive once again for our constituents to have low premiums. Thank you Mr. Speaker. [speaker changes] Further discussion, further debate. Representative Horn, please state your purpose [speaker changes] I'd like to ask he bill sponsor a question [speaker changes] Representative Burns, does the gentleman yield [speaker changes] Gladly [speaker changes] It's my understanding that this issue is under litigation in some other state and, but that North Carolina's participating in that litigation. Is that correct? [speaker changes] The State of North Carolina I do not believe is participating in that litigation. And there was actually an amendment added by Representative Stam yesterday to make sure that this legislation in no way affects that. That is not the state's litigation. That is litigation, I believe, brought by other companies, individuals, but not directly by the State. [speaker changes] To speak on the bill. [speaker changes] Ladies and Gentleman, the gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [speaker changes] It's always been my experience that nothing is ever as simple as it first appears, And although it does sound to me like this is a very reasonable, responsible bill, I am concerned about the fact that there is litigation of any kind going on. And for the State of North Carolina to insert itself even though we say, "well we're not inserting ourselves", but that kind of reminds me of when a judge tells a jury "don't pay any attention to the testimony you just heard". Well you just heard the testimony, and you do tend to pay attention to it. And I'm only concerned that the State of North Carolina inserts, may be inserting itself into ongoing litigation, and if that's a concern shared by others, I'm wondering if maybe we should wait until this litigation is over, and then proceed appropriately. Thank you very much. [speaker changes] Further discussion, further debate. If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee substitute for House Bill 247 on its second reading. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. All members wishing to record, please do so at this time. Representative-.The clerk will let the machine record the vote. 102 having voted affirmative and 10 in the negative, the House Committee substitute for House bill 247 has passed its second reading, and without objection will be read a third time. [speaker change] The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [speaker changes] Further discussion, further debate. If not, the question before the House is the passage of House Committee substitute for House Bill 247 on its third reading. All those in favor say aye. All opposed say no. The aye's have it. The House Committee substitute for House Bill 247 is passed its third reading and will be sent to the Senate. Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, the Chair would like to recognize three school groups that are in the Gallery. If you will hold your applause until I get to the third group. The first group is a group from Burnsville Elementary. I want to welcome the students, the teachers and the chaperones for each of these three groups. Another group is from Union Elementary, from Wangett in Union County. The third is a group of high school students from St. Mary's High School. Please stand and let us welcome you. House bill 285. The clerk will read it [speaker changes] Committee substitute for House Bill 285, a bill which is entitled An Act to amend the Respiratory Care Practice act. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [speaker changes] Representative Tolson,. please state your purpose [speaker changes] To speak on the bill [speaker changes] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill [speaker changes] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members of the House. This bill amends the Respiratory Care Practice Act by developing a two-tier licensing procedure. The reason for that is that the amount of information that must be obtained and learned by the students has grown with the new technologies that are available. The people that are providing this training have seen the need to increase this training and also provide a two-level of licensure. The first level is what's offered in our community college system. Now it's a 2 year

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[SPEAKER] Therapists or practitioners. They are certified. They have met the training. They are well qualified on the new types of equipment that we’re finding in our hospital. And with that I will be glad to try to answer any questions that you might have. I appreciate your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee Substitute to House Bill 285 on its second reading. All in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will allow the machine to record the vote. 111 having voted affirmative and 1 in the negative. The House Committee Substitute to House Bill 285 has passed its second reading and without objection will be read a third time. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of the House Committee Substitute to House Bill 285 on its third reading. All in favor say aye. [AYE] All opposed say no. The ayes have it. The House Committee Substitute for House Bill 285 has passed its third reading. It will be sent to the Senate. House Bill 297, the clerk with read. SPEAKER CHANGES] Houses Bill 297, A Bill to be Entitled An Act to Remove the Matching Funds Provisions of the Public Campaign Act and the Voter-Owned Election Act and to make conforming and related changes. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts: [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, House Bill 297 has to deal with exactly as the title says. It would repeal the matching or rescue fund provisions that are found in our public financing program. The need for this bill has arisen because of U.S. Supreme Court findings that this program and similar programs that match being a provide rescue funding are unconstitutional. I know of no objection to this bill. The bill did pass unanimously through the election committee and it does show codify current practice. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the House is the passage of House Bill 297 on its second reading. All those in favor vote aye. All opposed vote no. The clerk will open the vote. All members wishing to record, please do so at this time. Representative Catlin. The clerk will allow the machine to record the vote. 110 having read affirmative, 9 in the negative. House Bill 297 has passed its second reading and without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of House Bill 297 on its third reading. All those in favor say aye. [AYE] All opposed say no. The ayes have it. House Bill 297 has passed its third reading and will be sent to the Senate. Ladies and gentlemen upon motion from Representative Steinberg, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies to the gallery to a group of elected officials and public servants from his neck of the woods, Keith, Nixon, Chairman of Chowan County Commissioner, Jerry Collins, Chairman of the Edenton Historical Commission, Bob Quinn, a Edenton Town Councilman and Roland Vaughan, Edenton Mayor. Please stand and let us welcome you. [applause] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Bell, please state your purpose? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for a point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’d like for everybody to join me in recognizing my seat mate for passing her first bill today unanimously. Congratulations. [applause] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen of the House again on Monday, we are at the end of our calendar. On Monday there will not any votes taken in the session. It will be a skeleton session. The session will be held at 4:00 p.m. for those of you wishing to be present. But there will be no votes taken.

representative please state your purpose for announcement the is recognized Mr speaker the house of transportation will meet on Tuesday at 12 noon in room 643 representative more please state your purpose four announcement you have been recognized members this is a reminder the rules committee will meet immediately after session for a very brief meeting so please try to be there promptly as you can we have two bills its going to be in room 228 one is the conformation of appointment to the industrial commission and the other is the state board of eduction appointments and it should be a very brief meeting further notices and announcements Representative Howard please state your purpose announcement ladies recognized the house fiance committee will meet on Tuesday morning at 8:30 in room 544 representative more is recognized Mr speaker subject to re referral of bills and resolutions and receipt of committee reports move the house to adjourn to reconvene on Monday April 1 2013 at 4pm representative Moore moves to Representative brown that the house re-adjourn subject to the house subject to the re referral bills and resolutions receive the committee reports to reconvene on Monday April 1st at 4pm all in favor say i all oppose say no the I's have it the house stays adjourn