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House | February 16, 2015 | Chamber | House Session

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The House will come to order. Members are asked to 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. Today's prayer is gonna be offered by Greg Senders who is with Speaker, Speaker Pro Tem Stam's office. Would ask the members and any guests in the gallery, and I see none other than our sergeant in arms staff, glad to have you all there today. That's a first, more sergeant in arms in the gallery than guests. Everyone to stand during the prayer and remain standing for the pledge. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Please bow your head. Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for this day and the opportunity to serve. We ask that you be with each member of this body and give them hearts of service and minds open to your wisdom. Be with them in their roles as servant leaders. Remind us to act with civility towards each other even when we may disagree. We ask that you be with each member and keep them safe in their travels. We pray for their families. In your name we pray, 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] The gentleman from Gaston, Representative Torbett is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister speaker, the journal for February 12 has been examined and found to be correct. I move that it be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett moves that the journal for February 12 be approved as written. Those in favor will say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it, and the journal is approved as written. Introduction of bills and resolutions. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 78, Representatives Alexander, Carney, Harrison, and Cunningham. Enact medical cannabis act. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Bill is referred to the committee on judiciary one. If favorable, health. If favorable, reg reform. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 79, Representatives Glazier, Stevens, Zachary, and Davis. Allow civil and criminal contempt 50c violation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Bill is referred to the committee on judiciary two. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 80, Representatives Fisher, B. Turner, and Hager. Riverlink plate background. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Transportation. If favorable, finance. If favorable, rules. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 81, Representatives Malone, Lewis, Collins, and S. Martin. Expand 1%/$80 rate for mill machinery. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 82, Representatives Stevens, Zachery, Glazier, and Jordan. Execution, nonsecure custody order, child abuse. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Children need from families, if favorable, judiciary two. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House resolution 83, Representatives Cunningham, Horn, Earle, and Whitmire. Suicide prevention resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill is referred to the committee on rules, calendar, and operations of the House. Madam clerk, on House bill 82, the second referral, the secondary referral should have been Judiciary three as opposed to Judiciary two. The chair misspoke. Clerk may continue. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 84, Representative Ford. School calendar flexibility, Kannapolis. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Education, K-12. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 85, Representative Ford. School calendar flexibility, Cabarrus. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Education, K-12. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 86, Representatives McNeill, Hurley, Shepard. Utility line relocation, school board. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Public utilities, if favorable, transportation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 87, Representatives Glazier, McGrady, and G. Martin. Community colleges programs audit. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Education, community colleges. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 88, Representatives Brockman and R. Johnson. School calendar flexibility, Guilford. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Education, K-12. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 89, Representatives Hamilton, R. Moore, and Hanes. Omnibus economic development improvements. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Commerce and job development. If favorable, finance. If favorable, appropriations. House bill 75, short title NC highway beautification. I see a referral to rules is also added to that bill. Members, we're, as previously

announced in an email my office sent out today. We are not gonna have any House operations tomorrow. All committees are canceled. House session is canceled. Everything that we're seeing so far indicates that the weather is gonna be a little dicey up here. And I think the governor's issued a state of emergency, and I think the precipitation is already, Representative Hall, I think your area is already getting it right now. So it's on the way. So we just want to encourage all the, we can't, I believe the Senate will not be operating tomorrow, but that is their discretion. But I've advised our staff that they, on the House side, that they don't need to be here tomorrow. It's just not a safe thing for folks to be out on the roads, and it just sounds like it's gonna be pretty tough getting around. So the plan this week, just going forward, is that we will, we're gonna, we're gonna have session, I believe we decided three o'clock on Wednesday, and we'll be playing a lot of that by ear. The thought is if we, if the roads are clear and things are looking good, some of the committees may in fact meet Wednesday. We don't know that yet. I don't believe there, there are no bills that would actually be voted on in session on Wednesday. There's nothing that's coming out of a committee that would be done. But, so I would just encourage members to watch and see if there's any notice that goes out on Wednesday for committee activity. It's, it's probably doubtful, but it's possible. Notices and announcements? The gentleman from Gaston, Representative Torbett is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister speaker, I move that the House now adjourn to reconvene Wednesday, February 18 at 3 PM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett moves, seconded by Representative Speciale that the House adjourn to reconvene Wednesday, February 18 at 3 PM. Those in favor will say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. The House stands adjourned.