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Senate | February 24, 2015 | Chamber | Senate Session

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Senate will come to order. Sergeant at arms close the doors, members will go to their seats. Members and guests in the gallery please silence all electronic devices. Leading the Senate in prayer is Senator Seth Ingram, all members and guests in the gallery will please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] With all hearts and minds on one accord, shall we pray. Creator of the universe, God of us all. We humbly bow in your presence. We thank you master for travelling grace and mercy as we arrive to our perspective destination today. God as we advocate, as we legislate, as we deliberate. We ask that you will open our hearts to love. That you will open our minds with understanding. That you will guide our feet on the path of justice and that you will open up our hands for service. As we fellowship with one another God, we ask that you keep us ever mindful that there are workers without jobs, there are the hungry without food, there are the homeless without shelter, and there is a world without peace. Then God endow us with the dudimose power that we might make the right decisions, and build capacity so that these things might not be so. These and all other blessings we ask in your name, no higher name on earth. Let all the believers say amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Berger is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. The journal of Monday February 23, 2015 has been examined and has been found to be correct. I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stand approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca please come to order. [Laughing] Without objection the journal for February 23 stands approved as written. Senator's we do have a nurse practitioner of the day with us today. Nurse practitioner Tom Bush of Hillsborough, North Carolina please stand and be recognized, thank you for your service to the Senate. [Applause] That's all that's on our agenda today Senator's do we have any notices or announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, What purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Motion please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. Senate resolution 108 changed crossover deadline and in the normal course it is scheduled to be read in today. I move that the Bill's introduction occur on Wednesday February 25th. [SPEAKER CHANGES] No objection, so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tillman what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President members send forth a committee report [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator you can send forth your committee report. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tillman for the finance committee. Senate bill 19, title An Act to make Technical and clarifying changes to various revenue laws as recommended by the Revenue Laws study committee, unfavorable as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 19 calendar. Do we have any other committee reports? Senator Daniel what reason do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forth a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Daniel if you could send forth your committee report. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Daniel for judiciary to committee. Senate bill 2. An act to allow magistrate's.

Registers, updates to recuse themselves from performing duties related to marriage ceremonies due to sincerely how religious objection. Unfavorable as to bill, favorable as to the committee substitute bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 2, calendar. Do we have any notices or announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rabon, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rabon has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you mister President. Ladies and gentlemen, the Senate transportation committee on appropriations for tomorrow morning is canceled. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Have some lights on here, Senators we'll take them in order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Van Duyn, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Van Duyn has the floor for announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Democrats will caucus after session. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Senator. Senator Smith, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Smith, you have the floor for a point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I'd like to recognize my seatmate, Senator Mike Woodard for having a birthday last Friday. He was not here on Thursday for us to wish him happy birthday in advance of the occasion, so I suggest we wish him all a happy belated birthday. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you mister President. Members, I filed today Senate resolution 108, change crossover deadline which will amend Senate rule 41 to change the crossover deadline from May 7 to April 30, 2015. As you heard earlier, we will vote on this on Thursday. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any other notices or announcements? Senator Tillman, your light's on. Do you have anything that you need to say? Thank you. Any further business to come before the Senate? If not, the chair recognizes Senator Berger for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you mister President. Before the motion, just an explanation if, if the chair would allow. Members, we're not sure what the weather's gonna do tomorrow, and so the motion is going to be that we adjourn to tomorrow morning at 9:30. The idea would be that we'll make a decision before now and tomorrow morning at 9:30 as to whether or not we'll actually have session then or just open then and recess until later in the day. And so that's the reason for the time that I'll be including in the motion. Mister President I move that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the standard stipulations set forth in Senate rule 24.1 in the receipt of committee reports to reconvene on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion is the Senate now adjourn subject to the standard stipulations in the receipt of committee reports to reconvene Wednesday, February 25 at 9:30 AM. Seconded by Senator Hise. All in favor say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. Senate stands adjourned.