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Senate | April 24, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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Senate Bill 189 Calendar, Senate Bill 243 Calendar [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Soucek for the purpose of your ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] To send forth a committee Report. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator you can send forth your report. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Soucek for the Higher Education submit corrected report; Senate Bill to be recommended for passage, Senate Bill 516 Public School Regulatory Reform, unfavorable as to bill but favorable as to committee substitute bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senate Bill 516 Calendar. Senator Hise for the purpose of your ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] To send forth a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator you can send forth your report. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Hise for Healthcare Committee submits for passage Senate Bill 137 prohibit copay waiver of medicaid providers. Unfavorable as to bill but favorable as committee substitute bill. Senate Bill 137 Calendar. Any other committee reports? If not, we will move right into the calendar for the day. We will start with local bills, second reading, House Bill 555. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] House Bill 555 Design Bill ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Senate Committee substitute to House Bill 555 on its second reading. All in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Opposed No. The ayes have it without objection. Senate committee substitute to House Bill 555 passes the second reading without objection to be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGE] North Carolina General Assembly and Act [SPEAKER CHANGE] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Senate Committee substitute to House Bill 555 on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Opposed No. The ayes have it. Senate committee substitute to House Bill 555 passes its third reading. It will be sent to the House for concurrence in the Senate Committee substitute. Moving on to public bills, second reading, Senate Bill 455, Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senate Bill 455 Increase Penalty Seed Law Violations [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Cook is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you, sir. This bill is recommended by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It amends the current seed law to increase the maximum penalty for violation for $500 to $10,000, provides for restitution for injured parties and suspension of local dealer's licenses for convicted wrong doers. This bill is supported by the NC Seedman's Association, NC Crop Improvement Association and the NC farm organizations. I know of no opposition. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 455 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye, opposed will vote no,5 seconds will be allowed for the voting and the Clerk will record the vote. Davis aye, Jenkins aye. 49 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative. Committee substitute to Senate Bill 455 passes its second reading without objection and will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGE] North Carolina General Assembly and Act. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 455 on its third reading. All in favor will say aye Senate Bill 189 Calendar, Senate Bill 243 Calendar [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Soucek for the purpose of your ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] To send forth a committee Report. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator you can send forth your report. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Soucek for the Higher Education submit corrected report; Senate Bill to be recommended for passage, Senate Bill 516 Public School Regulatory Reform, unfavorable as to bill but favorable as to committee substitute bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senate Bill 516 Calendar. Senator Hise for the purpose of your ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] To send forth a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator you can send forth your report. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Hise for Healthcare Committee submits for passage Senate Bill 137 prohibit copay waiver of medicaid providers. Unfavorable as to bill but favorable as committee substitute bill. Senate Bill 137 Calendar. Any other committee reports? If not, we will move right into the calendar for the day. We will start with local bills, second reading, House Bill 555. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] House Bill 555 Design Bill ?? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Senate Committee substitute to House Bill 555 on its second reading. All in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Opposed No. The ayes have it without objection. Senate committee substitute to House Bill 555 passes the second reading without objection to be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGE] North Carolina General Assembly and Act [SPEAKER CHANGE] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Senate Committee substitute to House Bill 555 on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Opposed No. The ayes have it. Senate committee substitute to House Bill 555 passes its third reading. It will be sent to the House for concurrence in the Senate Committee substitute. Moving on to public bills, second reading, Senate Bill 455, Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senate Bill 455 Increase Penalty Seed Law Violations [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Cook is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you, sir. This bill is recommended by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It amends the current seed law to increase the maximum penalty for violation for $500 to $10,000, provides for restitution for injured parties and suspension of local dealer's licenses for convicted wrong doers. This bill is supported by the NC Seedman's Association, NC Crop Improvement Association and the NC farm organizations. I know of no opposition. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 455 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye, opposed will vote no,5 seconds will be allowed for the voting and the Clerk will record the vote. Davis aye, Jenkins aye. 49 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative. Committee substitute to Senate Bill 455 passes its second reading without objection and will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGE] North Carolina General Assembly and Act. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 455 on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Opposed no. The ayes have it. Committee Substitute Senate Bill 455 passes its third reading and will be sent to the House. Senate Bill 545, Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senate Bill 545 Master Meters Landlord Tenant Agreement. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Rabin is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you. This is not new legislation, it simply adds 44 words to existing legislation that is designed to make life simpler and easier for both the renter of properties and leasers of properties. What is does is let them go by mutual agreement so that reconnect fees are not necessary. In that regard I can recall when I

[SPEAKER CHANGES] Once a lieutenant making two twenty two fifty a month, the reconnect fee has got to be a sort of deterrent to be able to live in a nice place. So this in a way facilitates housing for folks. I recommend you pass the Bill. I know of no interference or objections, so far. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing known, the question before the Senate is the passage of Senate Bill Five Forty Five on its second reading. All in favor will vote Aye. Opposed the vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Davis aye, Rucho aye, Price Ice aye. Forty Nine having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative. Senate Bill Five Forty Five passes its second reading. Without objection, the Bill will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate. Hearing known, the question before the Senate is the passage of Senate Bill Five Forty Five on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. Senate Bill Five Forty Five passes its third reading and will be sent to the House. House Bill Three Eighty Eight. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill Three Eighty Eight, assign council to amend to clarify. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Newton is recognized to explain the Bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. God damn counter was faster than I was expecting. Colleagues, this is an Agency Bill, came over from the House. I filed a similar Bill here in the Senate. We decided to go ahead and move this. I know of no opposition to it. Essentially what it does is allows for a judgment to be placed on the civil document for attorney’s fees in court appointed cases after the, the, the convicted member has served their time and after probation that they still haven’t paid back those attorney’s fees. As I said, I know of no opposition. I commit it to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing known, the question before the Senate is the passage of House Bill Three Eighty Eight on its second reading. All in favor will vote Aye. Opposed the vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Forty Nine having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative. House Bill Three Eighty Eight passes its second reading. Without objection, the Bill will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate. Hearing known, the question before the Senate is the passage of House Bill Three Eighty Eight on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. House Bill Five Forty Five passes its third reading, will be enrolled and sent to the Governor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. Senator Rucho, for what purpose do you rise. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forward a Finance Committee report out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You can send forward your report out of order Senator. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rucho for the Finance Committee submits for passage Senate Bill Three Seventy Eight, Access Propane Dealers Distributors, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill Three Seventy Eight, calendared. Senator Daniel, for what purpose do you rise. [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forth a committee report out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You can send forth your committee report Senator. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Daniels, the Transportation Committee submits for passage Senate Bill Four Fifty Four. Registration of petroleum device technicians, favorable. Senate Bill Four Sixty. Unfavorable as to Bill but favorable as to Committee Substitute Bill titled, an act to provide that the City of Belmont may lease from the Department of Transportation and the Department of Interest and portion of Piedmont and Northern Rail Quarter within the limits of the town of Belmont. Senate Bill Five Sixty Eight. Unfavorable as to Bill but favorable as, favorable as to Committee Substitute Bill titled, an act to allow the issuance of a restricted license to an individual that meets certain requirements for the use of bi-optic, telescopic lenses. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill Four Fifty Four, finance. Senate Bill Four Sixty and Five Sixty Eight, calendared. Senator Davis, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. To send forth a committee report out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you can forth your committee report out of order. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis.

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Are accomplished when they are serious about powering their operations with clean energy. Our own Bank of America has dedicated itself to a 10 year, 50 billion business initiative, bringing the company’s global goal to 70 billion, over the next 16 years. The largest of any financial institution. Bank of America is partnering with Ceres, an organization dedicated to mobilizing investor and business leadership to build a thriving sustainable global economy. They have seen the impact the bank suffers have had on the marketplace. In 2012 alone, Bank of America provided more than 4.5 billion towards underwriting, advising and financing a number of innovative transactions under its institution. Bank of America also has a high energy in water efficient pilot building and floor in their corporate headquarters in Charlotte. A model of what can be done. Bank of America buys all “Energy Star” equipment. Including computers and furniture. SAS, a business analytic software and services company, right here in Raleigh, is a leader in investing in solar energy and 0 energy usage. They have just completed a second solar farm, which will produce an estimated 1.9 million kilowatt hours each year. Enough to power more than 175 average size homes, I think I left a 0 off there. It has a tracker system that catches up to 25% more energy over fixed systems. Throughout the country there are net 0 energy commercial buildings. There are buildings that not only are energy efficient, but also use the heat generated in the building to power the buildings other needs. They’re called self-powered buildings, and use a combination of energy, efficient building materials, and onsite solar and wind powered technologies to service entire onsite heat, electricity and hot water needs. Other companies, such as Whole Foods and Target, are entering this movement. Our Solar industry is one of the fastest growing in the state. There are many solar roof tops including one in Raleigh,?? I’m wrapping up. 350 million Chinese have solar ?? on their roof tops. We can do it here. So, which is it going to be? 20th century polluting energy, that destroys our beautiful landscape, and can pollute our, I’m done, our water? Or, 21st century job creating clean energy? Do we have vision and bold courage, are we forward thinking or are we stuck in the 20th century? And I don’t think I talked any longer than Mr. Rucho yesterday.I ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Quick moment of personal privilege and emotion. Senator Apodaca has the floor for appointed personal privileges. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’d just like to go one record thanking Senator Rucho. Mr. President I move that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the receipt of committee reports, the re-referral of bills, resolutions and the receipt of messages from the House and the governor. To reconvene Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 12 o’clock noon. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Motions assumed do now adjourn subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Apodaca to reconvene Thursday, April 25th at noon. Seconded by Senator Pate. All in favor say aye. Aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it, the senate stands adjourned.