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Senate | April 16, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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[SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock for Agriculture / Environment / Natural Resources Committee submits the passage Senate Bill 639, Board of Agriculture Modifications, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 639, calendar. Senator Meredith, what purpose you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forth a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You can send forward your report Senator. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Meredith for Commerce Committee Report submits for passage, Senate Bill 635, transmission line ownership, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 635, calendar. Senator Newton, for what purpose you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forth a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you can send forward your report. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Newton for Judiciary I Committee submits for passage, Senate Bill 239, amend North Carolina Business Corporations Act, unfavorable as to bill but favorable as to Committee Substitute Bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 239, calendar. Senator Daniel, for what purpose you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forth a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You can send forward your report Senator. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Daniel for Judiciary II committee submits for passage, House Bill 75, Kilah's Law/Increase Child Abuse Penalties, favorable. Senate Bill 452, Jurisdictional Amounts/Arbitration/Small Claims Court, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 75, calendar. Senate Bill 452, calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Motion relative to today's calendar, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, you have the floor for your motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, Senate Bill 344, Vintage Auto Inspections is having a amendment prepared. I ask that it be removed from today's calendar and placed on Thursday the 18th's calendar, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection forwarded. ?? we'll be starting with a couple of local bills today. House Bill 222, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 222, Buncombe County/Use Design-Build Methods. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any discussion or debate? Hearing none. The question for the Senate is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute the House Bill 222 on its second reading. All in favor will say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. Senate Committee Substitute the House Bill 222 passes its second reading. Without objection it will be read the third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any further discussion or debate? Hearing none. The question for the Senate is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute, the House Bill 222 on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. Senate Committee Substitute the House Bill 222 passes its third reading. Will be sent to the House for concurrence in the Senate Committee Substitute. House Bill 224, clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 224, Asheville Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and Annexation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis, what purpose do you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis, you have the floor to speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thanks, Mr. President and members. This was a bill that came through committee. I now have some just questions and concerns and more so sought clarity after the committee meeting. But I want to be clear as to what this does. This is a local bill but I think they're as a remnant of something that could have a far reach and implication. In the bill what it does, it eliminates the ETJ outside of Asheville the city. And, after it eliminates the ETJ, it then allows the county to continue making appointments to the city's Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. For those municipal government you realize that the ETJ itself is set-up for management planning purposes and the representation of the ETJ is to forge residents who are in the…

...county, but not city residents, an opportunity to weigh in to the planning decisions of the municipality. Well what happens in this case, it eliminates the ETJ, but yet there's a continuation of the representation tied to the ETJ. What I would like to do is send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sir, do the members have copies of your amendment? Senator Davis, do the members have copies? Senator Davis. Do the members have copies of the amendment? [SPEAKER CHANGES] No. I'm sorry. They're coming for it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ok, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Clodfelter, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] If it's not out of order, while we're distributing the amendment I'd like to make a motion under Rule 29 that I be recused from voting on the amendment or any other matters relating to this bill. I have sent forward my statement of reasons. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator D. Davis moves to amend a bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis is recognized to explain the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. As I said earlier, typically representation of the ETJ comes with the ETJ. When we eliminate the ETJ, what this amendment would do, instead of continuing to make appointments to the town's or a city's Planning and Board of Adjustment, this simply says that until such time the county and the city works out the elimination of the ETJ, that the county will continue to make the appointments to the City Plan-- Municipal Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. However, once the ETJ is eliminated, then what would happen is the city would have the option of continuing to make the appointments. And speaking with staff, and I want to be clear as to what's before us here, when we eliminate the ETJ, the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment-- this is not-- Senator Davis ?? staff clearly says that the only action, only decisions that a municipality can make are surrounding the jurisdiction itself. So the question then is why would we continue to have county representation? At least what this does, it would allow the municipality to continue to make the appointment at their discretion, so they would continue until, until-- in terms of the county would continue to make their appointments until which time the ETJ is eliminated, and then the city would have the option if they would like to continue to make those appointments. And what I would really emphasize here, especially those that have a municipal background, is you understand even the Board of Adjustment-- the Board of Adjustment for example is a quasi-judicial branch and they're making decisions that not even the elected folk are actually weighing in. So I do ask for your consideration and support on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tillman, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Members, I have a question for Senator Davis. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis, you are managing the bill, this House bill, you're the floor manager of the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] No sir, I was not, Senator Tillman. I'm not clear as to who that member is right now. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Well anyway, you've offered the amendment, and a follow-up question is that I suppose you've covered this amendment with the Asheville folks, since Asheville people are here today in representatives...

...just wondered, before I know what to do with this amendment, if there's an agreement that this is a good amendment? Can somebody please clear that up for me? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To see if I can clear this up for Senator Tillman, and speak on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr President. Members, I was going to speak on the bill, but didn't have a chance before Senator Davis jumped up. I'm going to ask you to vote against this amendment, and we'll talk more on the bill here in a moment. When we get to that I'll be happy to explain it. But the bottom line is, when ETJ was put in, Buncombe County did not zone. Buncombe County now has zoning, so ETJ is really, in my opinion, not necessary. I don't think the city has any business zoning in the county. So with that being said, now the members are keeping the same structure on the Board and it's for a period of 12 years. They'll leave two appointments from the County. The Board itself, Board of Adjustment has 11 members, Planning Board has seven. So it is the minority on both Boards and I ask for you to vote against this amendment, and then I'll explain the Bill at the appropriate time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any further discussion or debate? Senator Nesbitt, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr President, to speak on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr President, and I thank Senator Davis for recognizing the problem in this bill. I had labored over whether to offer and amendment or just vote against it; it's a good excuse to vote against it. Read this bill closely, because one will be coming your way shortly. And to be honest with you, if you're going to do away with any growth of any city, it kind of makes sense that they don't have any business looking across their border at their neighbors. But this part about the County continuing to appoint people to the Planning Zoning Board and the Board of Adjustment of the city, when the city has absolutely no jurisdiction outside their boundaries, is nothing but meanness. There's a persecution of the City of Asheville going on by the Republican members of the House and the Senate. An airport was taken, our water system's going to be taken, this bill comes along? Fine. But to continue to have the county appoint people outside the city to the city's boards is nothing but just pure, unadulterated meanness. And at some point, this has got to stop. Nobody sent us down here to destroy anybody, or to persecute anybody. At some point, there's got to be some good government around here, because that's what we're supposed to be doing. And nobody's made the case – Moffitt was asked in the Committee why he did it, and he didn't have a good reason. He just said he thought it'd be good for the city if they had some county representation on the Boards. Well, how about if the city appoints some people to the county Boards? Want to do that? Of course not. And you need to vote for this amendment and clean this bill up, and then you'll be doing something that makes some sense in line with the prohibition on annexation. Although there may be voluntary annexation in the future, and some planning outside might be worthwhile, if you don't want any out there, that's fine. But you need to vote for this amendment and get this mess out of here. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Bryant, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I just have a question for the proponent of the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis. The proponent, Senator Davis? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis, do you yield for a question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis, I'm trying to understand this a little bit, and it's a little confusing to me. I look in the bill, and Section Two of the bill must be the part that says Buncombe County can continue to appoint members to the City Board. Is that the section? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, that is. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And what your amendment does is say, they can continue to appoint members who will serve, so long as the 120 day transition period lasts. Is that what you are...? [SPEAKER CHANGES] That is correct. In this one addition, it says if they would like to continue serving, which the current bill allows, that then it shifts from the county to the city to basically acknowledge that appointment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] May I ask a follow-up question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, I yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] So in Section One of the bill, they talk about of, is it a hundred [RECORDING ENDS]

...in 20 days that the county has to adopt regulations and at the end of that period it just shift the ETJs even if they don’t. Is that the period your amendment is addressing? Plus the who makes the appointment issue. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Bryant, what happens under this bill, the community has this time period to 120 days to effectively shift the planning from the city to the county to eliminate the ETJ. What the amendment says is the county would continue to make appointments during that period. However, after that period, the city may, which is not a mandate because the way it stands right now, it would be actually mandatory, statutorily, for the county, after the ETJ is eliminated, to continue making appointments. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there and further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of amendment one. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Berger, no. 15 having voted in the affirmative and 32 in the negative, amendment one fails. The bill unamended is back before the body. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized to further explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members, and I think Senator Nesbitt will join with me on this. I want to ask for your forgiveness for the next week, because you’re probably going to hear more about Ashful and Henderson county than you’ve ever wanted to know. Although, it is the two finest places in North Carolina to live without a doubt, but we do have our battles, I think they go back quite a few years. You’re going to hear about so and so taking this from so and so. A lot of that is true and the taking started 10 or 15 years ago. It didn’t start here, now. We’re going to go have a history as we go forward, but this is just the beginning, as Senator Nesbitt alluded to, and I ask for your support on this bill because, basically, Buncombe zone’s now, ETJs worthless, and I do agree something Senator Nesbitt said, I think ETJ should be gotten rid of in the whole state and I hope we can get to that. I think that’s where we need to go. That being said, I ask for your support on this bill, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there and further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before… [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator McKissick, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator McKissick, you have the floor to speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The thing that gives me the most concern about this bill is this last point that was referenced, and that’s the fact that there’s a trend to do away with the extra territorial zoning ?? they control cities and towns in this state. I think most of you that have served in local government, if you’ve been a city council member, town council member, if you’ve been a mayor, you understand that your areas of concern exceed those areas that are completely defined by your existing borders. It’s logical and reasonable and that town and community has a vested interest in what takes place within its immediately adjoining periphery. In doing so, to have some control over the zoning within those areas is a good thing to do. It’s healthy for our cities and towns and cities throughout this state, regardless of what size you are, it’s the only thing that takes place when there’s extraterritorial jurisdiction that’s provided for. And likewise, allows for a reasonable transition or buffer between, perhaps, a rural area and a more urban area. For that reason, even though this is a local bill and most of the time there’s a local bill and there’s consent among the delegation, I support it. I do not see consent on this bill in terms of a unanimity of opinion. Not only that, I think it’s a bad policy direction for us to move in as a state. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there and further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the committee substitute number 2 to House Bill 224 on its second reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. 33 having voted in the affirmative and 14 in the negative, committee substitute number...

to house bill 224 passes its second reading. Without objection, it will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The North Carolina assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any further discussions or debate? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage of the senate committee substitute to house bill 224 on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. Opposed, no. The ayes have it. Committee substitute to house bill 224 passes its third reading and will be enrolled. At this time, I'd like to once again recognize the group from the teen driving summit. I think they're back with us today. These members are, again, participating in a nation wide program that encourages young people not to text while driving. If you are here with us now, please stand and be recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister president. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forward a committee report out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you can send forward your report out of order. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, with a program evaluation committee submits the passage of senate bill 426. Change the deadline. ?? the response. favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 426. Calendar. Chair would also like to extend the courtesies of the gallery to students from Thomas Jefferson school along with parents and teachers that are with them here today. Students, I saw them come in. Students, if you are here please stand and be recognized along with my nephew Reed ?? from Shelbyville, North Carolina. So there's a ?? motion from senator Eleanor Kinnaird of Orange and Chatham county. The chair is happy to extend courtesies to Todd Boyett, director of the Moorehead planetarium and science center and this young director of education and planning at Moorehead planetarium, and exhibitors from the North Carolina science festival day at the North Carolina general assembly. If you're with us today, please stand and be recognized. Senators, we will be moving into the public bills section of the calendar. Second reading. senate bill 222. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 222. Revise controlled substances reporting. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Allran is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, mister president. Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing cause of teen death. On a national level, unintentional prescription drug abuse is overtaking motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of injury and death for all ages. This proposal is designed to curb the problem by making a variety of changes to the controlled substances reporting system to improve its use. Reporting time has been reduced from seven days to a maximum of three days. This bill reflects the input of the North Carolina medical board, the child fatality task force, the college of emergency physicians, community care of North Carolina, the controlled substance reporting system itself, the injury and violence prevention branch, at DPH, the North Carolina medical society, project Lazarus, the state bureau of investigation, the pharmacists, the retail merchants, and the dental society. We've been working on this bill for a year now. And the bill was worked on further and discussed thoroughly in J2. I know of no opposition to this bill and I urge your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the passage of committee substitute to senate bill 222 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. Hartsell, aye. Bryant, aye. Forty-seven having voted in the affirmative, one in the negative. Committee substitute to senate bill 222 passes its 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? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister president. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Parmon, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I have a malfunction. Could I be recorded as aye on the list.

Yes, Senator Parmon, aye. 48 to zero. Clerk will you read again, please, 3rd reading. [SPEAKER CHANGES]North Carolin General Assembly in act. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Any further discussion or further debate. Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Committee substitute Senate Bill 222 on its 3rd reading. All in favor will say aye, all opposed say no, the aye's have it. Committee substitute to Senate Bill 222 has passed its 3rd reading and will be sent to the House. Senate Bill 344, the clerk will read. Sorry, Senate Bill 344 is off the calendar. We're out of public bills, we're moving into concurrence Senate Bill 117, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 117, Lily's Law. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Gunn's recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. President. I need to make a small technical correction to this bill, so I would ask the members not to concur. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Is there any further discussion or debate. Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the concurrence of House Committee substitute to Senate Bill 117. All in favor will vote aye, opposed will vote no. 5 seconds will be allowed for voting and the clerk will record the vote. Parmon, Parmon, no. Bryant, Bryant, no. Zero having voted in the affirmative, and 48 in the negative. The Senate does not concur in the House Committee substitute, and the House will be notified. That wraps up our calendar for today, do we have any notices or announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES]Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Apodoca, for what purpose to you arise. [SPEAKER CHANGES]A motion please. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Apodoca, you have the floor for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. President. Senate Bill 29, North Carolina Railroad company reporting of dividends, was heard today in program evaluation. It had a referral to finance after recalling. I would like to move that we recall this bill from finance, and re-refer it to committee on appropriations. [SPEAKER CHANGES]No objections, so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Brown, for what purpose to you arise. [SPEAKER CHANGES]An announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Brown has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Republicans will caucus immediately after session. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Meredith, for what purpose to you arise. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. President, to send forth a committee report out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator you can send forth your committee report out of order, and the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Meredith, for the College Committee submits for passing Senate Bill 378, assess propane deals for distribution. Unfavorable as to bill, but favorable as to committee, substitute bill Senate Bill 547, energy savings contracting amendments, Unfavorable as to bill, but favorable as to committee, substitute bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 378, to finance, Senate Bill 547, finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Tucker, for what purpose to you arise. [SPEAKER CHANGES]To send forth a committee report out of order, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES]You can send forth your committee report out of order, and the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Tucker, for the State Local Government Committee submits for passing Senate Bill 311, Apex Care in Raleigh ROW uses in CVD. Unfavorable as to bill, but favorable as to committee, substitute bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 311, to transportation. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Do we have any other notices or announcements. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Rabon, for what purpose do you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] A point of a personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Rabon, has the floor for a point of personal privilege. I'd like to add my personal thanks to the young folds from Youngston County who have taken it upon themselves to do something about texting while driving. We here in this chamber can enact laws all day long, but unless peer pressure prevails not very much will happen. It's a very serious thing that's going on, and I just want to tell them that, and let them know how I feel about it. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Senator. Any other notices or announcements. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Nesbitt, for what purpose do you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you, Mr. President. For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator, you have the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you, Mr. President. The Democrats will caucus immediately after session. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Senator. Senator Jackson, for what purpose do you arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]For a personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Jackson, has the floor for a point of personal privilege.

Mr. President. Ladies and gentleman of the Senate. I got a chance to go downstairs during lunch, if you call what we had for lunch lunch, the time we get but, and took five minutes out to do the driving and testing, texting. Needless to say, you don't wanna even need to have a cell phone in my vehicle while I'm going down the road. Let's see, I hit two pedestrians, three cars and I think I only won a [quarter?] of them out. So and, had to do a text. But they were telling me down there, and I commend the young folks too in Johnston county because they were one of the few schools, there are several schools in Johnston county that got chosen by AT&T to do this pile-up project, project so I commend them as well. But I was learning that it's not only a teen problem. But it's become an adult problem to parents texting while driving. This is a very serious concern to everyone, and I commend them for what they're doing. And I think we need to commend ourselves to keep our cell phones in our pockets when we're on the road. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Senator. Any further notices or announcements? Is there any other business to come before the Senate? If not, the chair recognizes Senator Berger for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President, I move that the Senate be now adjourned, subject to the receipt of messages from the House and the governor, to reconvene on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion is the Senate do now adjourn, subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger, to reconvene Wednesday, April 17, at 2:00 PM, seconded by Senator Apodaca. All in favor say aye, opposed no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned.