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Senate | February 4, 2015 | Chamber | 20150204_house_session

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The House will come to order. Members will take their seats. Visitors will retire from the chamber. The sergeant in arms will close the doors. Members and visitors are asked to please silence all electronic devices. The prayer today is gonna be offered by Representative Waddell. Members and visitors in the gallery will please stand and remain standing for the prayer as well as the pledge of allegiance. Representative Waddell. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Good evening. The prayer I offer tonight is from my pastor at Chadbourn Baptist Church, Dr. Danny Russell. Please pray with me if you will. Oh, God, we have gathered this evening with a lot of information before us which will also increase in the upcoming weeks of session. We will receive this information through our committee meetings and conversations around the proposed bills before this governing body. We have also gathered this evening with a lot of knowledge before us. We come before the people of North Carolina from a variety of backgrounds that influence how we view and understand the world in which we live. We pray that this information and knowledge will lead us in governing with true wisdom throughout this year's session. We ask for our thoughts and perspectives to reflect your wisdom. We ask for the ability to reason in a way that affirms a common approach and value to life. We ask because some of us have faith, while some of us may not. We ask because some of us have religious convictions, while some of us may not. Despite these differences, may our common desire to care for and represent the people of North Carolina bring us to reason together and make wise decisions that reflect the power and grace and love to overcome the differences that can so easily separate us. May we discover the gift of love around us and become more loving. May we discover the gift of grace around us and become more gracious. May we also discover what it really means to partner together through love and grace for the sake of the men and women throughout the great state of North Carolina and beyond. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister Speaker, the journal for February third has been examined and found to be correct. I move that it be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis moves that the journal for February third be approved as written. Those in favor will say aye. Opposed no, the ayes have it, and the journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials, or papers addressed to the general assembly or the House? Members, our nurse of the day is, or excuse me, our doctor of the day is Dr. Lou Martin from Wilson, North Carolina. And our nurse of the day is Clifton Singleton from Statesville. Dr. Martin, we're glad to have you here. And, and for those of you who don't know that Dr. Martin is the husband of Representative Susan Martin, so glad to have you here and hopefully we won't need your services. Reports of standing committees and permanent subcommittees? Representatives Blust and Jordan are recognized to send forth a committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Blust and Jordan cochairs for the committee on judiciary two, House bill three, imminent domain, a favorable report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill three will be placed on the calendar for tomorrow. Members, a motion from Representative Yarborough from Person County. The Chair's happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Wallace Bradsher, who is the District Attorney for Person and Caswell Counties. Mr. Bradsher, if you would please stand so we can welcome you? Thank you for being here. Members a motion of all the members of the delegation from Mecklenburg county, the chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Trevor Fuller who is chairman of the Mecklenburg, Mecklenburg county board of county commissioners. Mr. Fuller, if you would please stand so that we can welcome you?

What else do I need to do? Oh, introductions. Introductions of bills and resolutions. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 36, Representatives Dollar, Brawley, Jordan and Glazier. Zoning Design and Aesthetic Control. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Bills referred to the Committee on Local Government. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Resolution 37, Representatives Dollar and Hastings. House UNC Board of Governors Election. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Bill is referred to the Committee on the University Board of Governors and Nominating Committee. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 38, Representatives Davis and Burr. Judicial Efficiency, Effective Administration of Justice. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those are referred to the Committee on Judiciary 2; if favorable, Appropriations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 39, Representatives Davis and Howard. Labor/Up Amusement Device Penalties. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those referred to the Committee on Health; if favorable, Judiciary 3; if favorable, Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 40, Representatives Howard, Brawley, Lewis and Seltzer. Internal Revenue Code Update. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Referred to the Committee on Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 41, Representatives Howard, Brawley, Lewis and Seltzer. Revenue Laws Technical Changes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Referred to the Committee on Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 42, Representatives Howard, Brawley, Lewis and Seltzer. Rollovers into Qualifying Bailey Plans. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Bill’s referred to the Committee on Finance. Messages from the Senate. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, pursuant to SJR, Senate Joint Resolution 4, Resolution 2015-2, a joint resolution informing his Excellency Governor Pat McCrory that the General Assembly is organized and ready to proceed with public business, and inviting the Governor to address the joint assembly of Senate and House of Representatives. The President Pro Tempore appoints the following Senators as a committee on the part of the Senate to escort the honorable Pat McCrory for the joint session in the Hall of House. Representatives, February 4th 2014, Senators Brown, Chair; Senator Rucho; Senator Tillman; Senator Harrington; Senator Blue; and Senator ??. Respectively, Sarah Long, Principle Clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. The following members are reported to serve as the escort committee for Governor McCrory from the House during the joint session. Those members are Representative Daughtry, Chair; Representative Hager; Representative Larry Hall; Representastive Michaux; Representative McElraft; Representative Shafer; and Representative Setzer. The Senate will be so notified. Changes to the committees. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speaker Moore makes the following committee assignments. Representative Langdon appointed to Appropriations, Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources. Representative Hunter appointed to Appropriations, Health and Human Services, and removed from Aging. Representative Carney appointed to Education, Universities. Representative Farmer-Butterfield appointed to Vice-Chair on the Appropriations, Health and Human Services. Representative Pierce appointed to Children, Youth and Families. Representative Stam appointed to Children, Youth and Families. Representative Goodman appointed to Education, Community Colleges. Representative C. Graham appointed to Insurance. Representative Shepard appointed to Insurance. Representative Holley appointed to Vice-Chair on Aging, appointed to Alcoholic Beverage Control, and removed from Regulatory Reform. Representative R. Johnson appointed to Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, and Education, Universities. Representative Waddell appointed as Vice-Chair on Environmental Resources and Vice-Chair on Transportation. Representative Glazier appointed to Education, K-12, and removed from Education, Universities. Representative D. Hall appointed to Public Utilities and Education, Community Colleges. Representative Conrad appointed to Public Utilities. Representative Baskerville appointed to Insurance and removed from Education, K-12. Representative Richardson appointed to Education, K-12 and removed from Insurance. Representative Hager appointed to Wildlife Resources and removed from Alcoholic Beverages Control. Representative Gill appointed to Alcoholic Beverages Control and removed from Wildlife Resources. Representative

Meyer appointed to Regulatory Reform and removed from Alcoholic Beverages Resources. Representative G. Martin appointed to Banking and Education, Community Colleges. Representative Hanes appointed to Finance and removed from Appropriations. Representative Queen appointed to Agriculture. Representative R. Moore removed from Environment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Notices and announcements? The gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis, is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, in a few moments I‘ll seek recognition from the Speaker to offer our traditional motion to adjourn. I wanted to let you know this one will be different than we’ve offered in the past. This one will say that when the joint session of the General Assembly adjourns, that the House will stand adjourned. What will take place in the meantime is after the motion to adjourn is adopted, the House will stand in recess until 6:25, so we would ask all members to be back in their seats by 6:25 so that we may welcome out colleagues from the Senate. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Before the motion, are there further notices and announcements? The gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis, is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move the House adjourn until dissolution of the joint session, to reconvene Thursday February 5th at 10:30 am. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis moves, seconded by Representative Cleveland, that upon dissolution of the joint session, the House adjourn to reconvene Thursday February 5th at 10:30 am. Again, before we take the vote, I want to make sure members understand; 6:25, please be back so we can start bringing the folks in from across the hall. Those in favor of the motion will say “aye”. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed, “no”. The ayes have it and the motion carries. The House will be at recess or stand at ease until 6:25 pm. [SPEAKER CHANGES] May I have your attention please? Visitors will please retire from the chamber as the house prepares to resume its session following recess.