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House | August 14, 2014 | Chamber | House Session

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The House will come to order. Members will please take your seats. Visitors please retire from the chamber. The Sergeant at Arms will close the doors. Members and visitors in the gallery, please silence all cellular phones and personal electronic devices. The prayer will be offered by Representative Ted Davis. Members and visitors in the gallery please stand and please remain standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. If you please bow your head and pray with me. Heavenly father, as this session of the General Assembly comes to an end, there are still many important issues that need to be addressed before we conclude. Help us to put our political and personal differences aside and give us the strength wisdom and patience to work together, House and Senate. Democrats and Republicans. To successfully resolve those remaining issues for the benefit of those who we represent so we can preserve our great state as a wonderful place to live and raise our family. I humbly ask for your guidance, Lord. In the holy name of your son, my savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the united states of american. “And to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, the journal for August 10th has been examined and found to be correct. I move it be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore moves that the journal for August 10th be approved as written. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed say no. The ayes have it. The journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials, or papers addressed to the General Assembly of the House? Chaptered bills will be noted. Notices and announcements? Representative Hall, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. A question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman may state his inquiry. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Trying to get some idea if we are aware of what we’re going to be able to work on tomorrow after Rules or in Rules as well. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hall, we are currently in discussions with the Senate around what could end up being an adjournment resolution. We’re not going to be able to adjourn now. We’re going to go into recess until 8 PM and the intervening time we will be meeting with the...we will take no substantive votes tonight, incidentally we did let everybody know that there may be a vote tomorrow and we tried to...I think we were 47 hours and 15 minutes, Representative Jackson, from the time that we sent it out to the time that we would come in, but I will wait for the votes to be 15 minutes to live up to the 48 hour commitment. We’re trying to sort out whether or not we will have session tomorrow, Representative Hall. We will come to that conclusion sometime tonight depending upon the negotiations with the continued discussions with the Senate. As soon as any matter has been agreed to, we will make sure that we contact your office to inform you as quickly as we can. Representative Kearny, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] A question for the Rules chair. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Of course. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Well, if we don’t have votes tomorrow, will we still have a Rules Committee? [SPEAKER CHANGES] That’ll be determined this evening. If we don’t have votes...I don’t know yet. We’ll make that determination this evening. I don’t know. [SPEAKER CHANGES] That is correct and we had tried to inform members who were traveling distances , this would be a skeleton session so that they could come in tomorrow if there were any logistical problems and we do decide to have session take a vote tomorrow, we’ll make sure that any member who intends to be present for the that we’ll make the accommodation to get here. We won’t let logistics be the reason why they’re not in the chamber when the vote’s taken. Further notices and announcements? Representative Pierce. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just a follow up question, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman may state his inquiry. [SPEAKER CHANGES] By eight o’clock tonight, Rules chair will know something, is that correct, Mr. Speaker? At least by eight tonight. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yees. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Robert Brawley, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] If everything is worked out, I’ve heard another rumor. Any chance we’ll still be here Saturday? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Highly unlikely, Representative Brawley. Representative Moore is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I move that the House stand in recess until 8 PM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore moves that the House stand in recess until 8 PM. All in favor say aye.

All opposed, no. The house stands in recess. The house come to order. Rule twelve H is suspended in honor of Representative West. You don't have to put your coat on. The rules suspended. Without objection. Ladies and gentleman existing conferees for senate bill 734 are hereby dismissed. New conferees. To be appointed as follows Moore, Chair, Stam, Moppet, Tillis and Tine. The ladies and gentleman, we're going to adjourn. There will be no business taken up tonight. We will not have a as mentioned by Representative Moore. We will not have a scheduled rules meeting tomorrow morning. If there is a need for one, it will occur during a recess. We are going to adjourn until 10 AM. There is a possibility however the republicans will have a caucus at 9 AM. And there is a possibility that that caucus may go over if we do, we will give prompt notice. But the chair will anticipate that it could be 10:15 to 10:30 until we actually take up any business. Notices and announcements. The senate if so will be notified by the conferees. By a special. [Speaker Changes] Mr. Speaker For the new conferees, what was that bill number again? Seven what? [Speaker Changes] The bill number is 734. Senate bill 734. [Speaker Changes] Thank you. What is the title? I believe Representative Richards said it was the regulatory reform bill. [Speaker Changes] Thank you. [Speaker Changes] Other inquiries or notices. Representative Moore is recognized. [Speaker Changes] Mr. speaker who that --? adjourns is subject to the following ratification of bills, messages to the senate, receive the committee reports, receive of conference report, re-referral of bills and resolutions, employment of conferees, introductions of bills and resolutions and modifications to the calendar. To reconvene, on Friday august 15th at ten AM. [Speaker Changes] Representative Moore moves, seconded by representative Robert Riley. The house now adjourns subject to radifcation of bills, messages to the senate, receive the committee reports, recieve of conference report, re-referall of bills and resolutions, empoloyment of conferees, introdctuions of bills and resolutions and modifications to the calendar. to reconvene, on August 15th at 10 am. All in favor say aye, all opposed no. The ayes have it, the house stands adjourned.