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Senate | July 29, 2014 | Chamber | Senate Session

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The Senate will come to order. The sergeant at arms will close the doors. Members will go to their seats. Members and guests in the gallery will please silence all electronic devices. Leading the Senate in prayer is the Reverend Peter Milner, Senate Chaplain, all members and guests will please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Please pray with me. Lord, you're gracious to bring us together today with all of our different stories and lives. You bring us into this chamber to work together and Lord, you are the maker of all things. You hold up creation. While all must change and no decay you are unchanging, always new. You are our solace, you are our shield. You are our rock, secure on which to build. You are the spirits' tranquil home and you alone is our hope fulfilled. You, Lord Jesus, are the strength of our living days and your loyalty endures forever. Your loyalty endures forever. And we make this prayer in the name of Jesus, Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Pate is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, the journal of Monday, July 28th, 2014 has been examined and is 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 July 28th, 2014 is approved as written. Members, leaves of absence for today are granted for Senators Parmon, Van Duyn, Blue, and Curtis. Members, we have serving us today a Nurse of the Day but I don't believe she's in the chamber. Nurse Ayanna Whitfield from Winterville, North Carolina is our Nurse of the Day. If she comes in the chamber later before we adjourn I will see that she's recognized. Senator Barringer is recognized for a moment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I request a moment of personal privilege to send forward a Senatorial Statement out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. Send forward your statement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Today I stand to honor Thelma Zaytoun who has been a loyal volunteer at Rex Hospital for the last 50 years. Mrs. Zaytoun has volunteered more than 20,400 volunteer hours at Rex Hospital, benefiting the patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers as she unselfishly devotes her time and energy to service and fundraising to the benefit of Rex Hospital. Mrs. Zaytoun supported the establishment of the corner gift shop, which opened in 1980, and assisted with the hospital's relocation from St. Mary's St. to Lake Boone Trl., which included helping move new mothers and babies on buses at 4:00 AM in the morning. In December of 1988, to commemorate their 45th wedding anniversary and to celebrate her love of nurses, Mrs. Zaytoun and her husband, Joe, who's also with us today established the Thelma K. Zaytoun Scholarship in Nursing Foundation which has helped dozens of nurses at Rex Hospital further their education and improve care at the hospital. Mrs. Zaytoun faithfully served Governors James B. Hunt, Jr., Michael F. Easley, and Beverly E. Perdue on the North Carolina Volunteerism and Community Service Commission and Mrs. Zaytoun was awarded the highest North Carolina civilian honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine on February 1st, 2005. She's a proud advocate and supporter of Rex Hospital and shares her enthusiasm for the hospital, its excellent care with coworkers, patients, and visitors. Mrs. Zaytoun, you deserve recognition for your 50 years of outstanding volunteerism at Rex Hospital. Thank you so much. [APPLAUSE] Senator Barringer, thank you for that. Members, one of the real strengths of North Carolina is the volunteers we have in communities across the state. Mrs. Zaytoun is an example, and a very fine example, of what is best of North Carolina and upon the motion of Senator Tamara Barringer of Wake County the Chair is happy to extend courtesies to Mrs.

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For about, probably til 2:30 if we could, and I'd like to ask the members at that time if they'll take a look at our technical corrections bill that we will go over it towards the end of the session, and I need to make an announcement before the recess if we could. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And if you could before we take the recess, I'd like to do another courtesy of the gallery. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Certainly, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And I'll recognize you as soon as I finish with this. Members, upon the motion of Senator Krawiec of Forsyth county, chair is happy to extend courtesies to the parents and students of ABC Serving NC, of Schools Serving Families Impacted by Autism in the Winston-Salem area, and their executive director Selene Johnson. If you're in the gallery, if you'll please stand. Thank you. We thank you for visiting the Senate today. Senator Apodaca is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister President, announcement please. Members of the Board of Governors select committee, I'll ask that we meet around my desk here for a quick meeting. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And are there any more announcements before we take a short recess? Senator Apodaca, how much time did you say you needed? Senate stands in recess for ten minutes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate will come to order. Committee reports. Senator Apodaca for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister President, to send forth a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forward your report. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca of the select committee on ?? board of governors committee report. Senate resolution 855, UNC Board of Governors vacancy election, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister President, I move that we bring that before us for immediate consideration. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you mister President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate resolution 885, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate resolution 855, UNC Board of Governors election vacancy. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you mister President. Members, it's my pleasure today to present Anna Spangler Nelson as our nominee for our Board of Governors to complete the term by Fred Eshelman, who resigned about a week or so ago. Mrs. Nelson is a graduate of the public school system in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wellesley College, has an MBA from an out of state school called Harvard. Served, I don't know where Harvard is, is it in the US? ??, yeah, thank you, I'm sorry. Served as chairman of Spangler Companies Inc. since 2005, and has numerous board experience, has been very active in a very successful program in Charlotte called Project L.I.F.T., which is a public private partnership, and is having some wonderful results. Was named the Charlotte Observer's woman of the year in 2012 and lives in Charlotte with her husband Tom and her two daughters. I think Mrs. Nelson will make a great Board of Governor member, and I recommend her nomination to you. Thank you mister President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For further discussion or debate. Members, as I understand the, the rule, this is a motion to adopt, we will do the first vote electronically, then the requirement is that we do the second vote what is referred to as viva voce, if I've got that correct, madam clerk? And we'll move in that fashion. Is there further discussion or debate on the motion to adopt the resolution. Hearing none, the question for the Senate is the passage of the motion to adopt Senate resolution 885. All in favor will vote aye. All opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. Forty four having voted in the affirmative and one in the

Negative. The motion to adopt has passed it's recorded vote and will without objection now go to vote by voice. Members, the question for the Senate is the motion to adopt Senate Resolution 885. All in favor will say aye. All opposed will say no. The ayes have it and the motion is adopted and the House will be so notified and Ms. Nelson will be so notified. Members, at this time the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Anna Spangler Nelson who was just elected by this chamber to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Eschelman. Ms. Nelson, we appreciate - the Senate appreciates - your willingness to serve and looks forward to working with you to do everything we can to continue to make the University of North Carolina system the best University system in the nation so Ms. Nelson if you would stand please. Thank you. Members, we're going to go to the calendar. Public bills for concurrence, Senate bill 376 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 376 Montgomery County employees and state health plan. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Bingham is recognized to explain the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President, Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate I would ask for your vote to concur, this would be a great help to Montgomery County. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate. Carrying on, question for the Senate is the passage of the motion to concur in the house committee substitute Senate bill 376. All in favor the motion will vote aye all opposed will vote no. The sponsor asks that you vote aye. 5 seconds will be allowed for the voting, the clerk will record the vote. 45 having voted in the affirmative. Jenkins aye - 46 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. The motion passes and the bill will be enrolled and sent to the governor. Senate bill 773 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 773 implement DSC recommendation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartzell's recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President, members of the Senate ironically this bill came back to us from the House leaner than it was when it left. All these provisions that are in this bill at this point in time were in the bill went it left the Senate. There was one provision that was in it that is not in it at this point in time. It is probably appropriate that it not be there. I would recommend that we concur so we can at least take care of this matter. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For further discussion or debate. Carrying on, question for the Senate is the motion to concur in the house committee substitute the Senate bill 773. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no. The sponsor asks that you vote aye. 5 seconds will be allowed for the voting, the clerk will record the vote. 46 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. The motion passes and the bill will be enrolled and sent to the governor. Conference report for adoption, this is on second reading roll call. House bill 366 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 366 - North Carolina farm act of 2014. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Jackson's recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. Members, every provision in this report you have seen and voted on out of this chamber once before with the exception of the amend the horse industry promotion act and basically what this did was change two little words but this language would allow the horse industry promotion act to continue receiving the already established referendum for feed that is being bought by horse owners and I would ask that we adopt this amendment and I ask for your support and a vote of yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate. Carrying on, the question before the Senate is the adoption of the conference report on second reading to House Bill 366.

All in favor of the motion to adopt the Conference Report will vote aye. All opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote, 45 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative. The Conference Report passes second reading and will remain on the calendar. House Bill 1133, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1133, Technical and Other Corrections. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell's recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President, members of the Senate. I'd like to say that when we see this bill come through that we know that we're close to at least leaving sometime soon. We hope. The bill, as you can see, is rather an extensive one, had a pretty good discussion about it in Rules this morning. A couple things I'd like to point out, this is what went into it, at least in terms of selections that came from lots of folks. At least that's the paperwork I have. This book is the General Statutes of North Carolina as they existed in 1943. I think I made the point. It's really interesting reading if you go back to '43, which was even before, wait never mind. What I would propose to do, Mr. President, I would love to answer questions about it there. I would be glad to go into nauseating detail about each and every section. We did have that opportunity in Rules this morning. There were questions raised about several sections. There were some pieces that were taken out at that time. Some of which may be returned at some point in time. There were some suggested amendments that are being drafted as we speak. We will object to third reading, I will object to third reading on this bill at this point in time, or when discussion is over, so that you can have further opportunity to look at the base bill and that we can have, hopefully, what will be a series of, or at least one, Omnibus amendment to it. But with that, Mr. President, I have the detailed information on each of these sections and I will be glad to try to go through each one or, if members have questions, be glad to suggest, to try to answer those. The bill is not entirely technical but it is pretty close. It is technical clarifying, insofar as I'm aware there are no truly contentious non-technical matters. At least, if they are contentious, we have not located that contention as yet but I'll be glad to try to answer any questions going through it. It is very, series of lots of issues in the, trying to explain or go through each and every one. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator McKissick, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To see if Senator Hartsell will yield for a question or two. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I will and I expected no less. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, there were just a couple of things here which I was seeking a little clarification. I wasn't in Rules this morning so they may have been discussed there and if they have then I apologize to my colleagues who were there. Let me ask you this, I had a question come up to me about section 57, the revisions here that were proposed to be made to the North Carolina Economic Development Partnership Modifications, could you explain to me exactly what this particular modification would accomplish? [SPEAKER CHANGES] As I recall there were some of these sections that were removed in- [SPEAKER CHANGES] Were they? [SPEAKER CHANGES] -in Rules this morning and that may have been one. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This was section 57, I don't have the actual bill before me but I was going through one of the detail legislative summaries that was distributed this morning in Rules. If you don't have it available we can [SPEAKER CHANGES] I

?? I really quite quite sincerely, Mr. President, I would love to answer your question but if it might be possible to defer that until tomorrow because there were some sections that were removed and apparently this may not have been removed. I’m just not sure. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Follow up, Mr. Care?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator McKissick, I ask if you would yield for a follow up. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Certainly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ??Yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Likewise dealing with section 62 which repeals the elimination of the dues kickoff?? for public school employees. It makes a reference to an ?? ?? already permanently in?? enforcement of this probation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The section repeals the statute that the courts have permanently enjoined enforcement of that probation so we’re simply repealing it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Follow up. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Certainly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] So this would’ve been the language that was put in in that midnight session a few years back that would’ve eliminated those kickoffs? Is that what it is deleting or is it deleting the capacity to provide for the kickoffs? [SPEAKER CHANGES] It is eliminating session law 2012 section, number 1. That’s what it does. For whatever, you can characterize anything you want, but I’m just saying it simply repeals that section that a court has permanently enjoined. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I think that explains it. Thank you Senator Hartsell. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Senator Bryant, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To ask Senator Hartsell a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Certainly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell I wanted to ask a question about section 18. I’m trying to scroll to it now, that’s why I’m sitting down, Mr. President, I know that’s not the right protocol. I’ll stand up ??. Can you tell me what section 18 does, and if that’s technical or substantive or how is it different from the current law? [SPEAKER CHANGES] My note is that it corrects a citation from rule 29 to rule 24 of the rules of civil procedure, to correct the citation itself. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does it expand— [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Bryant, a further question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Certainly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does it expand the authority of the legislative officers in any way? [SPEAKER CHANGES] It’s not designed to, it simply corrects the citation, to make it the appropriate citation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] One more follow up, Mr.— [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just a moment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yield and let me simply say, confessions are sometimes good for the soul. Senator Cohen in one of his last axes?? just mentioned to me that the annulment which initiated this was handwritten and whoever placed it in the statute could not understand, read, or read Senator Cohen’s writings. So we’re just making the right section. And he just confessed that. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Bryant, a further question or? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I just have one more question, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sure. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] So, and I maybe shouldn’t, I’m embarrassed if I don’t know this but currently the President pro tem of the senate and the Speaker of the House can intervene on behalf of the legislature in these actions? That’s the current law? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Okay, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate, Senator Tucker, for which purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, to ask Senator Hartsell a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, I don’t know if you know all these answers in this lengthy bill, but I presume you do, since you can find interesting reading in the 1943 statues a normal person would not, but as Senator Apodaca says, these food service requirements that are in this bill for the aquarium and the museum, etc. they are still required to have the food inspections by the appropriate county that they reside in, correct? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I would assume they are, yes, there is no exemption. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Alright, the other question— [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tucker, a follow up? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’m sorry, Mr. President, I have two questions, I have more question again, sir? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, do you yield for another question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Certainly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, in this technical correction bill

The firearms that are repossessed by the Sheriff’s Department, are they able to be resold if they’re in good shape, satisfied to working order or will they be destroyed? [SPEAKER CHANGES] As I recall, the section your speaking of, they’re were 5 or 6 counties where they had to be destroyed. And this puts those counties in compliance where they can be sold. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you sir. One more question Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, in this type of corrections bill, are we requiring every pruning company, tree landscape company or what ever that prunes shrubs or vegetation in front of a billboard to require to have a vegetation permit from the Division of Highways? [SPEAKER CHANGES] This time you stumped me Senator. [SPEAKER CHANGES] OK. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I will have to get back with you on that. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Very well sir, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Well, you indicated something about a normal person. I think under the root ?? definition sense Senator Hartsell has a law degree; he does not fit the definition of a normal person. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President for that clarification. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Senator Ford, what purpose do you rise. [SPEAKER CHANGES] See if the bill sponsor will entertain a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Well certainly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. . [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, on section 57, Department of Commerce Contracting Functions. Are you aware that the contracting entered into pursuant to this section is exempt from article 3, ?? Chapter 143 of the general statute has been removed. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I think I’m aware, yes. If I weren’t, I now know. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Follow up Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, do you yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. . [SPEAKER CHANGES] So I understand you correctly say that, that section has been removed from this technical corrections bill? [SPEAKER CHANGES] There was one section relating to these contracts that was removed in rules today. They’re working on additional language to try to address it. I do not know whether this is what was addressed and we will look at that on ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Last follow up Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sure. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, would you work with me if that’s not the case? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Absolutely. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none. Question for the Senate is ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Robinson, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To ask a question of Senate Hartsell, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Senator Hartsell. I just want clarification on this and Senator Ford kind of started a question but I just want clarity. What in article 3 and 3C of chapter 143, you can tell I’m not a lawyer, is that the provision that referrers to minority women in business enterprise MWB contracts? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Which, if I might? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bottom of page 53, sentence… [SPEAKER CHANGES] What section of the bill is what I… [SPEAKER CHANGES] Section 57. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Again Mr. President and Senator Robinson, it may, but again, there was an amendment this morning. I’m not sure, it appears to be in the bill but it was supposed to be removed from the bill in rules this morning. And we’re working on the prospect for an additional amendment to be considered tomorrow to address the language as to how it impacts what, where and who. But I’m not even sure if section 57 is supposed to be in the bill at this point in time. I’m not saying it is or isn’t. I just remember the discussion with the committee. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Follow up Mr. Chair. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sure. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Really, just a statement that I ask, as you look at that if that is that, well your objection at third reading… [SPEAKER CHANGES] We’re objecting third reading. [SPEAKER CHANGES] OK, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes ma’am. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none. Question for the Senate is a passage of the senate committee substituted to house bill 1133 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. 37 having voted in the affirmative and 9 in the negative, House Bill 1133 has passed its second reading and third reading, being objected to, will remain on the calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Motion, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] State your motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. We’re having such a productive session here, I’d like to move the bill formally read in, House Bill 272, DoT Changes, be placed before us for immediate consideration. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. House Bill 272. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 272. DoT/DMV Changes 2. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Ford, I have you as the spokesperson on this bill. Senator Ford is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, House Bill 272, this bill includes several recommendations from the joint legislative transportation oversight committee and other various transportation provisions that require the General Assembly’s attention before we adjourn. This is a fairly technical bill and I know of no opposition and I would appreciate your support. Section 1, Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, it is a consumer service initiative that allows the hearing of the interlock violation to be heard in the county where the person resides as opposed to the county where violation occurs. Section 2, single license plate renewal sticker. DMV has requested this change to allow for only one sticker on the license plate rather than two. This modernization effort should simplify the process for customers while saving DMV about $70,000 annually. Section 3, permanent registration for plate clarification motor vehicle owned by federally recognized tribe. This is a technical correction that ensures that federally recognized tribes are treated like other local governments. It’s consistent with DMV policy and an opinion of the Attorney General. Section 4, clarify application for dealer fee disclosure requirements. This provision clarifies that the dealer online registration fees are not covered by the highway use tax. It is consistent with existing practices so that there’s no financial impact. Section 5, motor vehicle license probation authorized service of hearing order, motor vehicle dealer licensee. This allows DMV increased flexibility in working with automobile dealers by allowing the division to place a dealer on probation rather than simply denying or suspending or revoking a dealer’s license. Section 6, change to motor vehicle dealer license service of hearing order. Allows DMV to serve hearing orders in dealer a salesman hearing in a variety of ways as set out in rule 4 in North Carolina rules of civil procedure. License and theft is currently sending out certified mailer and sending employee out to the customer to hand over...hand deliver orders that call for a license suspension or revocation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Ford, excuse me, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Would Senator Ford yield to a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Would Senator Ford yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Absolutely. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Ford, before you started on this bill, was anybody against it? [SPEAKER CHANGES] No sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] As Senator Lucas used to tell me, you might want to stop while you’re ahead. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, I’d like to stop while I’m ahead. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 272 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. Senator Newton, aye. 46 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, House Bill 272 has passed its second reading and will without objection...

Objection [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina ??? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing on quest for the senate is a passage on third reading of the senate committee substitute to house bill 272 all in favor will say Aye. All opposed will say no. The Ayes have it and house bill 272 has passed its third reading and we'll return to the house on the issue of concurrence and the senate committee substitute. Members I believe that is all of the bill we have on the counter, senator apadocka [SPEAKER CHANGES] motion mr. president ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] state your motion [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President house bill 884 drop out prevention recovery pilot currently committee of education has to be removed from education refer to committee on rules with a serial referral to appropriations [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? objection ?? Senator Alrand what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President To make an announcement [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I wanted to tell everybody that tomorrow at 12:15 we're going to have a genuine Clyde Cooper barbeque chicken dinner in the J2 room 1124 and that's to honor and to say special thanks to two special people here in the general assembly one of them is Carol Walker who has been my L.A. for 20 years, 10 terms, and the other one is Senator Hunts L.A. Cathy Davis who has also been here at the general assembly for 20 years and senator hunt tells me that between us that we have got 44 years of service here and I point out that 34 of those years are mine and 10 are his. at any rate the people that are invited tomorrow are all the senators and all their L.a.'s all the staff people of the Senators our wonderful sentor kirks office and our wonderful senator at arms staff we don't want you to go out and buy lunch tomorrow we want you to come eat with us so write that down, see you tomorrow thanks [SPEAKER CHANGES] thank you senator Alrand if I recall correctly Clyde Coopers was senator Ham Hortons favorite place to eat barbeque. Sounds like a good time. Senator Brown for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I've got an announcement [SPEAKER CHANGES] you have the floor [SPEAKER CHANGES] republicans will caucus and may lead after session [SPEAKER CHANGES] senator tucker for what purpose do you rise [SPEAKER CHANGES] send forth the senatorial statement please [SPEAKER CHANGES] send forward your statement. Clair Tucker is recognized [SPEAKER CHANGES] thank you mr. President I send forth this senatorial statement in support of the men and women who have served in our armed forces this has been promoted by a constituent of mine in union county Mr. Garland Denny, Mr. Denny is an 83 year old career war veteran his claim to fame was he slept on the boar above slept in the bedroom or excuse me, the bunk above the boar on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the Korean war and when he got out of bed he had to wear shoes because if he was in bare feet it would blister his feet. Mr. Denny has gone to over a hundred and sixteen individual public officials and agencies in support of creating a coin which will be sold to help the men and women who are coming home from war that are disabled and I submit this senatorial statement to you sir. thank you [SPEAKER CHANGES] thank you to senator Tucker. Is there further business to come before the senate? Senator Pape for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make an announcement of ?? Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] you have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 853 business court modernization senator burger appoints the following senators to the conference committee on senate bill 853 business court modernization: Senator Rucho, Chair, Senator Tamra Baringer, Senator Trudy Wade. Thank you Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] are there further notices or announcements? Is there further business to come before the senate if not the chair recognizes senator Pate [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President I move that the senate to now adjourn subject to messages from the house and the governor. referral and re referral of bills and resolutions, receipt and referral of committee reports, receipt of conference reports, ratification of bills, and appointment of comprise to reconvene on Wednesday July 30 2014 at 10:15 am I understand that this is not...

The motion is that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulation stated by Senator Pate to reconvene on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 10:15 am. It is also noted that the 10:15 session is not a skeletal session. All in favor, I'm sorry. Seconded by Senator McKissick. All in favor will say aye. All opposed will say no. The ayes have it and the Senate stands adjourned.