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Senate | April 4, 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 in the Reverend James Gailliard of Word Tabernacle in Rocky Mount. Reverend Gailliard is a guest of Senator Jenkins. All members and guests in the gallery will please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Good morning. For those of you that may pray a little differently than I do, or for those of you who may not pray at all, I’d like to just start with a moment of silence. Let’s pray. Our father and our God, we thank you for being a prayer answering God and a covenant keeping God. Thank you for giving us access to you who alone holds all power, majesty and authority. Thank you for the promise that if we abide in you and if your words abide in us, we can ask what we desire and we shall receive them. Thank you for the promise of the effective fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much. I pray today God for our Lieutenant Governor, our Governor for this body of officials, Senators, legislatures. Specifically God, this North Carolina General Assembly. I pray for every elected and appointed official to assemble in this chamber today. I pray God for the most senior statesmen here to the most newly elected. I pray for their families. I pray for the desires of their hearts. I pray God that you will keep them in good health and in sound mind. I thank you God for this nation we live in. I thank you God for the vision of our forefathers, that we might be governed by a division of powers so that our destiny does not rest in the hands of one person. So that in God, I pray that our destiny will not be controlled by special interests, or personal agenda or racial prejudice or injustice. I pray God for policies, discussions, outcomes that are compassionate and also good for the common good. I pray God that the decisions will be made in this place to empower people to do great things. I pray God, that decisions will be made in this place that people will not be allowed to live irresponsibility. I pray for wisdom to make decisions that will strengthen and prosper our state. I pray God both for both social and capital entrepreneurism. I pray God for policies that will benefit those who wear either a Timex or a Rolex. I pray God for policies that will benefit those in public housing, as well as in gated communities. I pray God for those with a Ph.D as well as those with a G.E.D. I pray for every business, every belief, every burden. I pray for health care that is affordable and accessible. I pray for a n education system that results in our children being critical thinkers and not reduced to good test takers. I pray for the wealthiest and the poorest of our state. I pray for those, for those of us who govern. That we might realize that our blessings, our prosperity we might acknowledge that we are the beneficiaries many years removed of the entitlements of land grants, G.I. bills and the Homestead Act. I pray for the common good. I pray that no select group of people would feel entitled. God that their own comfort and convenience would have an adverse effect on the masses. I pray God that we embrace what G.K. Chesterton wrote in 1909 when he stated, the first principal of democracy is this. That the things common to all men are more important than the things peculiar to any man. I pray for a spirit of gratitude that we were not born in Burundi, or Madagascar or Afghanistan. But we were born in the greatest nation in the greatest state to ever exist. Help those who are in this chamber to be thankful for the opportunity you have given them to lead and to govern. And to remind each of us as we deliberate today God, that for every vote, every meeting, every email we will be accountable for the decisions and the deeds done in these offices. Give us a productive day, that you may be pleased and be able to say well done. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members, Journal of Wednesday April the 3rd, 2013 has been examined and has 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 April 3rd stands approved as written. A leave of absence is granted for Senator Stein. Ratification of bills. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Enroll bills. Enrolling clerk reports the following bills to be ratified for presentation to the Governor. Senate bill.

20 An Act to Provide Limited Immunity from Prosecution for (1) Certain Drug Related Offenses Committed by an Individual Who Seeks Medical Assistance for a Person Experiencing a Drug Related Overdose and (2) Certain Drug Related Offenses Committed by an Individual Experiencing a Drug Related Overdose and in Need of Medical Assistance; To Provide Immunity from Civil or Criminal Liability for (1) Practitioners Who Prescribe an Opioid Antagonist to Certain Third Parties and to Certain Individuals Who Administer an Opioid Antagonist to a Person Experiencing a Drug Related Overdose and Provide Limited Immunity From Prosecution From Certain Alcohol Related Offenses Committed by a Person Under the Age of 21 Who Seeks Medical Assistance for Another Person. The following bill duly ratified, properly enrolled and presented to the Office of the Secretary of State. House Bill 270 An Act to Provide for a Referendum in the town of Ronda on the Issue of Whether or not Voters of that Town Should be Able to Recall From Office the Elected Officers of that Town. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Senators, we have a nurse of the day with us today, Kimberly Sadler of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Kimberly, will you please stand and be recognized. We thank you for your service to the Senate today. On the motion of Senator Kinnaird, the Chair would like to extend courtesies of the gallery to the Chatham Charter School. Members of Chatham Charter School please stand and be recognized today. Reports of standing committees. Senators, we'll move right into the calendar today. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Mister President [CHANGE SPEAKER] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [CHANGE SPEAKER] A motion please [CHANGE SPEAKER] Senator Apodaca has the floor for a motion. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Senate Bill 353 Motorcycle Safety Act currently on today's calendar I ask to be removed and placed on Monday night. What day is that? June, excuse me, April the 8th. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Without objection? So ordered. Senate Bill 240 the clerk will read. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Senate Bill 240 To Develop Rules For Release of Path Materials. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Senator Goolsby is recognized to explain the bill. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Thank you Mister President. This is a bill that resulted from a legislative study committee that I chaired along with Tom Murry in the House. It does exactly what the title says. It actually directs the Department of Health and Human Services to enact rules governing the procedures dealing with pathological materials. There were no objections to it in committee. Again, it was a legislative study committee and I would appreciate your support of the bill. Be happy to answer any questions. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Any discussion or debate? Hearing none. The question before the Senate is the passage of Senate Bill 240 on it's second reading. All in favor will vote aye, opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. 47 having voted in the affirmative [CHANGE SPEAKER] Allran aye [CHANGE SPEAKER] 48 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative. Senate Bill 240 passes it's second reading. Without objection it will be read a third time. [CHANGE SPEAKER] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Any further discussion or debate? Hearing none. All in favor of the passage of Senate Bill 240 on it's third reading will say aye, opposed no. The ayes have it. Senate Bill 240 passes it's third reading and will be sent to the House. Senate Bill 336 the clerk will read. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Senate Bill 336 Collaboration Among State Diabetes Programs. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Senator Pate is recognized to explain the bill. [CHANGE SPEAKER] Thank you Mister President. Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the Senate. The incidence of diabetes among North Carolina citizens is high and is increasing at an alarming rate as I'm sure you have all heard or read about. The bill requires the following divisions to develop plans for the populations they serve that would reduce the incident of diabetes through improved diabetes care and control complications associated with diabetes. These divisions are The Division of Medical Assistance, The Diabetes Prevention and Control Branch of the Division of Public Health and the State Health Plan Division out of the State Treasurer's Office. This bill would require that on or before December 1st of each even numbered year

Three divisions would collectively submit a report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services and including in their report the assessment of the financial impact that each type of diabetes has, a description and assessment of the effectiveness of each entity's programs and activities and a description of the level of coordination that exists among the entities. The development of and revisions to detailed action plans for preventing and controlling diabetes and related complications, a detailed budget identifying the needs, costs and resources required to implement the plans. This is a way that we can attack diabetes in our State by paying closer attention to the effects of this very devastating disease and I would ask for your approval and vote for this Bill. Thank you very much. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Further discussion, further debate. Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Committee Substitute Senate Bill 336 on a second reading. All in favor will vote "aye". Opposed will vote "no". Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. Walters, aye, Apodaca Aye. 48 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative. Committee Substitute Senate Bill 336 passes its second reading without objection. It 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 of the passage of Committee Substitute Senate Bill 336 on its third reading will say "aye". [SPEAKER CHANGES]: "Aye". [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Opposed "no". The ayes have have it. Committee Substitute Senate Bill 336 passes its third reading and will be sent to the House. Senate Bill 369 clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Senate Bill 369 Name Change Requirements for Minors. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Senator Bingham is recognized to explain the Bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Thank you Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen, this Committee Substitute Senate Bill 369 will permit a parent to apply for a name change for a minor without the consent of the child's other parent. If the parent has abandoned the minor child, which is present law or if the parent has committed an act of violence against the minor or the minor siblings. I know of no opposition of this Bill and I would appreciate your support. It was voted ?? and was unanimously supported. Thank you Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Is there any further discussion or debate? [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Senator Randleman for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]: For debate. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Senator Randleman has the floor to debate the Bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: As most of your know, Clerks of Superior Court have jurisdiction over name changes. So, I want to on behalf of the Clerks of Superior Court Association thank Senator Bingham for allowing me to have input on this legislation. There were some technical changes made, which improved the legislation and I ask for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGE]: Any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Committee Substitute Senate Bill 369 on its second reading. All in favor will vote "aye". Opposed will vote "no". Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Tucker aye. 49 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative. Committee Substitute Senate Bill 369 passes it second reading without objection and 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 the Committee Substitute Bill 369 on its third reading will say "aye". [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Opposed no. The aye's have it. Committee Substitute Senate Bill 369 passes its third reading and will be sent to the House. Senate Bill 379 clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Senate Bill 379. Senator Jackson Weight limits animal feed trucks. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Senator Jackson is recognized to explain the Bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Thank you Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate this Bill basically fits in line for feed trucks hauling feed from the mills to the farms. It actually saves each of the integrators about forty trips a week by allowing them to carry two more tons on their and it makes it sort of qualifying with other things we've done in Ag to haul up to 90,000 pounds. There is no one objected to this Bill. The highway patrol was being consulted and the DOT and they're fine with it and I would ask for your support. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES]: Any further discussion or debate. Hearing none, the question before the Senate is passage of Senate Bill 379 on its second reading. All in favor vote "aye, opposed vote "no". Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Tucker, aye. Bingham.

Speaker: 49 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, senate bill 379 has passed its second reading and will be read a third time. Clerk: NC general assembly enacts. Speaker: Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all in favor of senate bill 379, on its third reading, will say aye. [aye] All opposed will say no. The aye’s have it. Senate bill 379 passes its third reading and will be sent to the house. Senate bill 386, the clerk will read. Clerk: Senate bill 386, amend grain deals licensing laws. Speaker: Senator Bearfoot is recognized to explain the bill. Representative: Thank you Mr. President. This bill amends the grain dealer licensing law to increase the bond for grain dealers from 10,000 to 100,000, provides initial grounds for the denial or suspension of grain dealer licenses, and prohibits violators from abating the law by working for another grain dealer. To my knowledge, the bill is not opposed – it passed the committee unanimously, and I urge your support. Speaker: Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage of the committee substitute of senate bill 386 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote: 49 having voted in the affirmative, 0 in the negative. Committee substitute to senate bill 386 has passed its second reading and will, without objection, be read a third time. Clerk: NC general assembly enacts. Speaker: Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all in favor of the passage of committee substitute to senate bill 386, on its third reading, will say aye. [aye] All opposed will vote no. [silence] The aye’s have it and committee substitute to senate bill 386 passed its third reading and will be sent to the house. Senate bill 387. The clerk will read. Clerk: Senate bill 387, forest service techs clarifying changes. Speaker: Senator Bearfoot is recognized to explain the bill. Representative: Thank you Mr. President. This bill makes technical and conforming changes that pertain to the renaming of the NC forest reservice, and other technical changes to the NC forest service statutes after the forest resources section was moved from the department of natural resources to the department of agriculture. I urge your support. Speaker: Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage of the committee substitute of senate bill 387 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote: 49 having voted in the affirmative, 0 in the negative. Committee substitute to senate bill 387 has passed its second reading and will, without objection, be read a third time. Clerk: NC general assembly enacts. Speaker: Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all in favor of the passage of committee substitute to senate bill 387, on its third reading, will say aye. [aye] All opposed will vote no. [silence] The aye’s have it and committee substitute to senate bill 387 passed its third reading and will be sent to the house. Senate bill 433. The clerk will read. Clerk: Senate bill 433, prevent pay for Wade city allowance. Speaker: Senator Raven is recognized to explain the bill. Representative: Thank you Mr. President. We passed legislation in the last session that dealt with this but needed tweaking a little because there was some discrepancy between axel weights and gross weights. This bill simply clears up the cloudy issues and allows the people in the regular [xx] section how to handle these cases on a case to case basis. Thank you. Speaker: Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage of senate bill 433 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote: 49 having voted in the affirmative, 0 in the negative. Senate bill 433 has passed its second reading and will, without objection, be read a third time. Clerk: NC general assembly enacts. Speaker: Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all in favor of the passage of senate bill 433, on its third reading, will say aye. [aye] All opposed will vote no. [silence] The aye’s have it and senate bill 433 passes its third reading and will be sent to the house. Senate bill 445. The clerk will read. Clerk: Senate bill 445, ABC permit issuance Speaker: Senator Brock is recognized to explain the bill. Representative: Thank you Mr. President. Ladies and gentleman this is a legislation of

The permit ?? that we have right now, currently someone could ask for a one time permit, on a Friday afternoon, and get a permit over the weekend, and before the commission ?? week, and check out the permit over the weekend. By the next Monday the events already happened and what has happened in the past, we've had people who abused the one time permit process to get a special permit on a weekly basis or bi-weekly basis. It was something in the stacks of the permits, keep stacking up and up, and the commission at ALE, they don't have the chance to go through it before the actual permits are issued because someone will have a one time permit. What this will do, will give ten days to get the permit in and up before the event to make sure that the ?? commission at ALE. To make sure that it is proper to have it while those they were having were improper events where it was against the law in certain parts of the state, but also, Mr. President, also, to clarify, part of the bill is I'd like to send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Do the members have copies, senator? [SPEAKER CHANGES] They do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You can send forward your amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock moves to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock is recognized to explain the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. The amendment that you have before you is to make sure that for our international wine companies, and other people that are coming in from outside, they're eligible to have these one time permits, that's currently the way the law was written. This was something that we passed last year, it failed to pass in the house because of the time constraints, but this is something that will allow the international vendors to have their one time permit. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator ?? , for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To ask Senator Brock a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock, we're having Willy Nelson come to the petty farm. We don't have an exact date, but hopefully this summer, and they're sponsored by George dickel and some other distributors of finer beverages. That is a national, multi-national company. How will they be effected by this bill? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I think if they listen to Toby Keith, as long as they stick to beverages they'll be alright. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Well now. [SPEAKER CHANGES] But, seriously, Senator Tillman, and they'll have plenty of time to get this in that case. ?? When you have the event you'll have plenty of time to get the permit, and also the bill closes the loophole that people are getting special permits on a recurring basis in dry areas, where it was not allowed by law. ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock, you're using logic with an illogical question. Let me go over one more avenue with this. You know, Willy and his motor home, they don't have permission to search his motor home do they? He could have other things other than alcoholic beverages that he likes to bring with him. That would not affect that, would it? [SPEAKER CHANGES] No. No it wouldn't. He can still bring them. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. I'll vote for the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the senate is the passage of amendment 1. All in favor will vote Aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. 49 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, amendment 1 is adopted and the bill as amended is back before the body. Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the senate is the passage of senate bill 445, as amended on a second reading. 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. Tillman? ?? Raven? ?? Goolsby? Aye. Bingham? Aye. Walters? Aye. 49 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, senate bill 445 has amended passed as a second reading. That objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina general assembly ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Senators, let's come to order. Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all in favor, the passage of senate bill 445 as amended on it's third reading will say Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed no. The Ayes have it. Senate bill 445 passes it's third reading. The amendment will be engrossed and sent to the house. House bill 139, the clerk will read.

House Bill 139, Adopt Uniform Deployed Parent Custody Visitation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Newton is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President and thank you colleagues. This is one of these Uniform Law Commission bills that’s been worked on for quite some time that should clarify visitation rights of uniformed personnel, especially as it relates to overseas deployment. It has the House unanimously. The Defense Department and other support it fully. It seems to be a sincere improvement on our current law. If necessary I can go through the details, but I know of no opposition to it and I commend it to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate in the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 139 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. 49 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 139 passes its second reading and without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, all in favor of the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 139 on its third reading will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed, no. The ayes have it. Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 139 passes its third reading and will be sent to the House for concurrence in the Senate Committee Substitute. Senators, that wraps up our calendar for today. We would like to take this time to thank the pages for this week. Pages, we thank you for your service to the Senate. We hope your week was s good one, and we thank you and hope you’ll come back to the Senate again. Do we have any notices or announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brunstetter, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] An announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brunstetter has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Members, the International Business Caucus will be meeting this Monday April 8th from 5 pm to 6 pm in room 128. Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker will attend and all members are welcome to attend and join the caucus. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, three motions please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for motions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. House Bill 193, Carolina Panther Bill is what we’ll call it, it’s currently in State and Local Government. I ask that it be removed from State and Local and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Senate Bill 372, Omnibus County Legislation’s currently in Ag. Committee. I ask that it be removed from Ag. and re-referred to Committee on State and Local Government. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Senate Bill 557, Amend Report Date NC Pre-K Funding Pilot, currently on the Committee on Education. I ask that it be removed and re-referred to Committee on Healthcare. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Quick moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for a moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members, we are headed into the springtime of the year. The temperatures are finally warming up, and I see Senator Jenkins has already left, but he had on his masters green jacket, so ?? next week, so spring is upon us. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any other notices or announcements? Senator Robinson, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Robinson has the floor for a moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President, and to the members of this body. April is Public Health Month across the nation and in North Carolina. North Carolina has one of the oldest systems in the United States. According to North Carolina Office of Archives and History, we can trace the history of our Department of Public Health back to an act of 1755. In 1877, the General Assembly created the first state board of public health, composed of the entire medical society of North Carolina. The county boards of health were composed of affiliated county medical societies and were under the direction of the state board of health. Just to share a few other excerpts, the General Assembly adopted 100 dollars to establish the public health system. In 1899, the General Assembly passed additional legislation to protect public water supplies from contamination. In 1911, the General Assembly recognized the state public board of health as the state’s medical advisor. In May of 1911, Guilford County

established the first department of public health in the state and the second in the nation. In 1931, the dental health dental care program was established as a separate division of oral hygiene. In 1945, the general assembly instructed the state board of health to initiate a program related to prevention and cure of cancer. In 1949, the last remaining county established a full-time health department. In 1965, then Governor Dan K. Moore designated the state board of health as the official state agency to administer Medicare. Today, we acknowledge that the North Carolina public health system continues to play a critical role in eliminating health inequities and preventing chronic diseases and injuries. The public health system has a continued focus on promoting public health programs that provide accessible high-quality medical care and that promote healthy lifestyles for women of child-bearing age, and it has resulted in a more than sixteen percent decline in infant mortality. Therefore, I would like to send forth a senatorial statement recognizing April 2013 as Public Health Month and commend it to this ?? body. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator. You can send forth your statement. Do we have any other notices or announcements? Is there any further business to come forth in the Senate? Now, the Chair recognizes senator voter for a motion [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the senate do now adjourn subject to the receipt, referral, and re-referral of committee reports and the receipt of messages from the house and the governor, reconvene on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Motions in the senate do now adjourn, subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger to reconvene Monday, April 8th, at 7:00 PM, seconded by Senator Ford. All in favor, say "Aye", opposed "No". The "Ayes" have it. The senate stands adjourned