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House | March 2, 2015 | Chamber | 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. This evening's prayer will be offered by Representative Ford. Members and guests in the gallery are asked to stand and to remain standing after the prayer, also for the pledge of allegiance. Representative Ford. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let's pray. Father, God, we thank you for this day. We thank you for this time together. We thank you for safe travels you've given us the past couple of weeks, for us, the staff, everyone here, our families. We thank you for all you've done for us and all you're gonna do. Pray to God to direct our thoughts and words today and this week, and thank you so much for your grace, mercy, and love. Bless the staff here today. I know that they've got a rough week ahead of them, and I pray that you'll bless them. Bless our friends in the press. Father, we thank you for all you do. In Jesus's name. 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 Harnett, Representative Lewis is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister Speaker, the journal for February 27th has been examined and found to be correct. I move it be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis moves that the journal for February 27 be approved as written. Those in favor will say aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it and the journal is approved as written. Members, the nurse of the day is Linda O'boyle from Elm City, North Carolina. Ms. O'boyle, if you would please stand and let us welcome you, if she's here. Introduction of bills and resolutions. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 118, Representatives Horn, G. Martin, and Szoka. Create veteran task force program evaluation division report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Homeland security, military, and veteran's affairs. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 109, Representatives Horn, Hurley, and Saine. Program evaluation division recommendations, publicly funded substance abuse services. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Health, if favorable, appropriations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 120, Representative R. Turner. Custodial parent party cooperate with child support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Children needs and families. If favorable, judiciary three. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 121, Representative R. Turner. Federal child support incentive payments. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Children needs and families. If favorable, appropriations. Messages from the Senate, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 2, an act to allow magistrates, assistant registers, ?? of deeds, deputy registers of deeds to recuse themselves from performing duties related to marriage ceremonies due to sincerely held religious objections. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill is referred to the committee on judiciary one. Calendar, House joint resolution 103. The clerk will read. Strike that. The first bill we're gonna take up is Senate joint resolution 109. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, Senate joint resolution 109. A joint resolution inviting the honorable Mark Martin, chief justice of the supreme court of North Carolina to address a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Senate resolve, the House concurring. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis is recognized to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you mister Speaker and thank you members of the House. Senate joint resolution 109 is simply a resolution that issues an invitation to the chief justice of the North Carolina supreme court to come on Wednesday, March 4 at 4:30 in a joint, and address a joint session of the House and the Senate. This is something that went on for decades and was

GGLONF [0:00:00.0] …Skipped for few years and it’s an important tradition that we like to reinstate to be able to hear directly from the head of the judicial branch of our government. I would respectfully ask for you to vote aye and to concur with this Senate resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion further debate? For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham Representative Hall raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Question to resolution sponsor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman from Hall yell to gentleman from Durham? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yell Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yells. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, Representative Louis I know that we have had previous addresses that a joint session in recent memory been quite lengthy as their time limit in this bill that would spare us that situation happening again. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hall first of all thanks you for that question. I have assurances from the Chief Justice that the balance of his time will be reserved for the Chief Executive. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And said motion will be ruled out awarded by the Chair. Further discussion further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 109 on his second reading, so favoring passage of the resolution will vote aye, those oppose will vote no, the clerk will open to vote. Representative Malone does the gentleman wish to be recorded? The clerk will lock the machine and recorded, 114 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, Senate Joint Resolution 109 passes its second reading and we will without objection read that third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate resolve house concurred. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 109 on its third reading, so favoring passage of the resolution will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those oppose will say no, the ayes have it, Senate Joint Resolution 109 passes its third reading and it’s by ordered enrolled. Senate Bill 14, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senators Brown, Harrington, and Jackson the Senate Bill 14 House Committee Substitute: An act to provide funds for the litigation expenses of the rules review commission; to provide funds for the operating expenses of the academic standards review commission; to require that the academic standards review commission post certain public records on its web site; to require that the state officer may serve on the economic development partnership board to clarify coal ash management commission appropriations; to clarify the practice of engineering does not include the development of dam emergency act plan; to extend the deadline for the submission of emergency action plans for dams not associated with coal combustion residual surface, empowerments to December 31st,2015. And to use of the funds appropriated with the Department of Health and Human Services for health information exchange, the Joint Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members on motion Representative Daughtry Johnston County, the chairs having to extent the courtesies of the gallery to Mrs. ?? Marsh who is the mother of Emily N Marsh who is serving as a page this week. Mrs. Mark if you will please stand so that we could welcome you. [Applause] And one additional courtesies of the gallery on motion of Representative Brisson of Bladen County, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Mr. Tracy Trivet father of Jonathan and Lauren Trivet who are also serving his pages this week, if you please stand so that we can welcome you. [Applause] [SPEAKER CHANGES] What purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Dollar raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has floor to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members of the house the title describes accurately the content of the bill itself, most of you heard this and the Appropriation Committee, I will differ to Representative McGrady for some further explanation with regard to the Coal-Ash section and then Mr. Speaker I believe three or four members have some amendments that they wish considered tonight for the bill. I will be happy to answer any questions but I would refer first to Representative McGrady to discuss the details of Coal-Ash section. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Henderson Representative McGrady raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill is originally drafted amongst its intention… [0:04:59.2] [End of file…]

It was to make sure we had money sufficient to fund the ?? Management Act to make one other small technical change. Those are reflected in section 7 & 8. In committee, those of you who were there, I amended the bill to do two things. The ?? Management Act that we passed had a whole set of previsions related to dam safety. Many of you may have heard from your constitutions that they were surprised since they didn't own a ?? basin of any type, that their dams were now being deemed potentially subject to this legislation and that in fact they might need to go out and get an engineer to do the engineering report. The limits that are offered in committee that are sections, I believe 8, and 9, and 10 do two things. One, they extend the deadline for owners of ?? higher and immediate hazard dams to submit an emergency action plan until December 31st of this year rather than March 1st of this week. Second, it clarifies that the EAP does not require a license engineer necessarily to review, approve and stamp the report. That's the substance there, they're relatively minor and very specific issue that arose once we passed that legislation, and I urge your support for the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Stan arise? [SPEAKER CHANGE] To offer an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGE] The gentleman is recognized to send forth an amendment. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Representative Stan moves to amend the bill on page 1 lines 2 through 3 by deleting the language. [SPEAKER CHANGE] The gentleman from Wake, Representative Stan has the floor to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you, Mr. Speaker, members of the house. I'll save a long explanation, if there are questions. The short explanation to strike section one, because the purpose for section one has gone away. Section one would of taken $100,000 essentially from conversions that we wouldn't be able to spend next year to send to the rules review commission for an extra set of lawyers. I'm reliably informed that the purpose of that was to defend claims 4, 6, 7, and 8 in this particular law suit. A few days ago the plaintiff in that case dismissed those claims and I'm reliably informed they'll stay dismissed if we pass this bill and the senate agrees to it. So, we saved $100,000 this week, on lawyers no less. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Further discussion, further debate on the amendment. For what purpose does the gentleman from Pender, Representative Millis rise? [SPEAKER CHANGE] To ask the bill sponsor a question. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Does the gentleman from Wake yield to the gentleman from Pender? Does the gentleman wish to ask about the amendment? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Forgive me, Mr. Speaker, I'll turn my light off here and I'll ask a question on the bill itself. I apologize. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Very well. Further discussion, further debate on the amendment? If not the question before the house is amendment one offered by Representative Stan. Submitting in favor of adopting of the amendment will vote aye, those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 110 having voted in the affirmative and 4 in the negative, the amendment is adopted. For what purpose does the gentleman from Pender, Representative Millis rise? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. Speaker, we're currently drafting an amendment that we've been working on here for some time, I just wanted to see if in the course of the calendar if this is the last thing on the calendar or not. We just need a little bit more time with staff to get the amendment correct. [SPEAKER CHANGE] How long does the gentleman think he's going to need before an amendment is prepared? [SPEAKER CHANGE] We may need to ask Jeff Hudson. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Okay, well we'll . . . It is the chairs intent . . . I understand the amendment the gentleman is looking at would require a title change, so its the chairs intent that any amendments that would require title change be done tonight, because what's going to happen is, its going to cause the third reading to go over and this bill is time sensitive. The chair will hold back on a delay but would ask the member to please move as expeditiously as he can in preparation of the amendment. For what purposes does the gentleman from Nash, Representative Collins rise? [SPEAKER CHANGE] To see if Representative McGrady would yield for a question. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Does the gentleman from Henderson yield to the gentleman from Nash? [SPEAKER CHANGE] I yield. [SPEAKER CHANGE] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Representative McGrady, first I want to thank you for working on this because as I told you about a month ago, I

I began to receive some telephone calls from little old ladies who own farm ponds and that kind of thing because they got this letter from ?? about this intermediate dam hazard and so forth. My question is this: When I think of an intermediate, or what's the worst term that's used, high hazard or whatever it's called, I'm thinking of a dam that could burst and kill people, or you know wash their houses away, or all that kind of thing, what defines a high or intermediate hazard dam, that I would have to have some kind of investigation for and give a report for? I'm not technically capable of answering that question, maybe one of the engineers among us could, but my understanding in layman's terms, it's a function of different things. One is, what if the dam broke, what would be downstream? So a lot of people, a lot of houses, could lead to a higher classification of a dam. And then also the age of the dam, the type of the dam, all of the things that determine whether the dam, how stable that dam is and how long it's going to remain in place. But it's a function of several different things. Does the gentleman yield to an additional question? I yield. He yields. I guess my other issue is, is this something we have just defined, is this a new requirement, or a requirement that we're adding on new people with the coal ash bill, that we signed into law last year? Is this something we just didn't realize we were doing? We're requiring a lot more dam owners to have to be investigated than used to be or not? The short answer to your question is yes. When the bill came to the floor, you may remember I said that, to my knowledge, there was only one provision in the bill that was broader than the coal ash management issue that we were facing. It turned out that there were two. How it got there, it came over originally in the governor's proposal, was put in the Senate bill, and of course that's what we took up. It wasn't a clear understanding that the dam safety provisions were being changed, not just to affect the coal ash basins, but in fact to affect a broader set of dams. That was, that fact became clear during the ERC process, and because you and others among us had constituents that received this letter. So yes, it was a surprise. Let's take a break for a little bit. The gentleman from Nash has the floor to debate the bill. I'm still not really sure how I'm going to vote on this bill, but I'm also still kind of shocked that it is something that I didn't know I was doing to my constituents when I voted for this coal ash bill that we passed last year. And, not being an engineer, I didn't realize what kind of consternation I was going to cause a lot regular old people that have dams that in my opinion, my humble opinion even though I'm not an engineer like my seatmate, really don't cause much real hazard to anybody. If the dam broke, it might be a little bit of water on somebody else's property that they don't particularly like, till it rolls off or dries up, but certainly not enough to kill anybody or float their house away or anything like that. So I would really like to see us at some point, I don't think this bill does it, I don't know if Representative Mills' amendment may do it, but I'd like to see us repeal that portion of the bill that we've pushed down on the people of North Carolina where if you've got some kind of farm pond, you've got to get it investigated every year and be considered a hazard to your neighbors and so forth. What purpose does the gentleman from Forsyth, Representative Lambeth, rise? Send forth an amendment. Gentlemans recognize to send forth an amendment ?? Representative Lambeth moves to amend the bill on page 1, line 13, by deleting the word "and" The gentleman from Forsyth has the floor to debate the amendment. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and ladies and gentlemen. This came up after our preparations committee meeting last week, so I apologize for that, but I think it is appropriate that we take action. This amendment actually requires a performance audit of Medicaid eligibility determinations by county departments of social services. We will be recommending to reallocate $300,000 in the budget that was for personal care services study that will not be done over to the state auditor to perform these audits, and you can see in sections 11-5 what we've asked them to do. This is absolutely critical as a part of our Medicaid reform efforts as we're positioning to move forward with that effort that we know how well our counties are performing, so I recommend this amendment for your approval.

IBRLNJ [0:00:00.0] Further discussion further debate on the amendment? Saying none, the question before the house is the adoption of amendment 2 offered by Representative ??. So many favoring adoption of the amendment will vote aye, those oppose will vote no, the clerk will open the vote, the clerk will lock the machine and record the vote, 114 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, the amendment 2 is adopted. Further discussion or debate on the bill? For what purpose does the gentleman from Rutherford, Representative Hager raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forward the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to send forward the amendment, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hager moves to amend the bill on page 1, lines 13 through 15. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman from Rutherford has the floor to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, this was an over siding in the Coal, I mean the mine energy bill. Basically, all of this does is a technical change that allows the Mine Energy Commission to look at the statement of Federal guidelines on air toxic, and if they are adequate they use I mean if not they adopt their own. We just didn’t allow them to look to State and Federal air toxin programs so they could use it. That’s all the amendment does. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion further debate on the amendment? If not the question before the house is amendment 3 offered by Representative Hager. So many favoring the adoption of the amendment will vote aye, those oppose will vote no, the clerk will open the vote, the clerk will lock the machine and record the vote, 105 having voted in the affirmative and eight in the negative, the amendment is adopted. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Millis is the gentleman still working on his amendment? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker we just received the amendment from Jeff ?? and look forward to taking care of this. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Okay. For what purpose does the gentleman from Gilford, Representative Brockman raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To vote aye on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman will be recorded just having voted aye on the amendment. For what purpose does the gentleman from Lee, Representative Reives drives? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To vote aye on the amendment Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman will be recorded just having voted aye on the amendment. House committee just a moment. For what purpose does the gentleman from Guilford, Representative Johnson raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To vote aye on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman will be recorded just having voted aye on the amendment. For what purpose does the gentleman from Harnett, Representative Simon raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I too would like to be recorded for voting aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman will be recorded just having voted aye, what's going on back of corner this evening? Does the gentleman from Guilford, Representative Johnson desire to be recognized further? [SPEAKER CHANGES] And with the house committees while we wait with the great anticipation the Millis amendment… [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members while we are waiting the chair is about to ?? a bill, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate ?? from 109, a joint resolution inviting the arm will Mark Martin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina to address the joint session of the House of Representatives and Senate. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members while we are waiting the amendment that chairs are trying to use this time for few other matters that we need to do, I would ask the pages to come forward and I would ask the house… [0:04:59.1] [End of file…]

GMCMWM [0:00:00.0] …Come to order and pages if you would please come forward, yeah and the page if you would just come here in front of the desk. Members we have a good group of pages here with us this week and pages you are gonna be introduce and when you hear the clerk call you name, please step forward and after your name is called please step back. The clerk will introduce our pages please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Jacob Bird, Ana ??, Justice Hargic, Emily Ian Marsh, Jordon Trivet, Lauren Trivet, Nicky ?? Polly, Joe West. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pages I just want to welcome you here this week, we hope you have an opportunity to have a good time while you are here and also to learn something about your State Government. You are in for a, I guess a treat, it’s gonna be a busy week and today. Unfortunately, your predecessors this last week had a very short week they are only here day and a half. So you all choose to during the longer straw I believe. I would ask the members to join me and welcoming our pages this week. [Applause] You all may return to your post. What purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg Representative Zeta rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker for a point of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman may state his point of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I like to request that we suspend rule 12H in honor of Representative Steinberg. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection so ordered. The Chair will point out there are actually two members that the Chair has overlooked but that rule this evening and it was bipartisan. [SPEAKER CHANGES] What purpose does the gentleman from Pender Representative Millis raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forward an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to send forward the amendment, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Millis moves to amend the bill on page 1, lines 8 through 10 by rewriting those lines to read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman from Pender Representative Millis has the floor to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker and thank you guys for your patience here. What you see on your dashboard here is within the intent of Representative Collins, what actually happened last session in recording these EAPs, there is little kind of discrepancy between Deener and the actual board of engineering about what will be required to actually have an engineer see or not, we are actually specifying in the legislation that only the actual EAPs associated with the Coal-Ash empowerments would require an engineer CO in all of the ones would not, and also there is a provision for Deener to actually work along side of the actual board to discuss this matter and move forward if any corrections need to be made. So it actually roles back a little bit of the increase regulation that Representative Collins and all of us aware about of the EAPs but more aligned with our principles here. So I will answer any questions you may have and thank you again for you time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Henderson Representative McGrady raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak to the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’m okay with the amendment, I just want to make clear though that in the Coal-Ash Management Act we put in place the requirement of EAP, EAPs meeting with dams whether they were Coal-Ash dams, with Coal-Ash dams or not. This amendment will provide that engineers are only required with respect to the Coal-Ash Management dams. And therefore, there are gonna be some high hazardous dams that will have an EAP and may or may not have an engineer who puts it together. Now, some of maybe cause for concern and I certainly understand that cause but I think in the practical world… [0:05:00.3] [End of file…]

KUECEM [0:00:00.0] Anybody that has a high hazard dam is as a practical matter wanna get a, with some difficult engineering issues, or gonna one have an engineer involved and why is that because engineers carry insurance for what they do and when they put together the EAP required under the Dam Safety Act, if you have got something that’s really pretty dangerous you are not gonna wanna throw together an EAP create one of ability for yourself than you otherwise would might well have had. I think it’s the practical matter, this is a good middle ground and I would also stand and tell you that this is a position that the Senate is fully supported. So I think I can get the bill back over there and perhaps I get it in place before we hit our first deadlines so I recommend it to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion further debate on the amendment? If not the question before the house is the passage of amendment 4 offered by Representative Millis, so many favoring passage of the amendment will vote aye, those oppose will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote, 91 having voted in the affirmative and 23 in the negative, the amendment is adopted. Further discussion further debate on the bill as amended? If not the question before the house is the passage of the House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 14 on its second reading. So many favoring passage of the bill will vote aye, those oppose will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote, 113 having voted in the affirmative and one in the negative, the House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 14 passes its second reading and will remain on the calendar. Members and the Chair I want to restate and email that was send earlier today in a formal way as we mentioned early in session we talk about having a formal spring recess for the house something that hasn’t happened before and that was a request that came from both sides to give folks an opportunity to actually plan trips and do these sorts of things, and what we have decided to do is to make the week of April to sixth of that week here and which I believe corresponds with most of the spring breaks around the state assuming we don’t have any more blizzards or anything. That’s the week we will do and so the way we will do this is, we will simply make it a no vote week, or no vote session that week. So members will be encouraged, if members all here working then they should draw for days, as they normally would, for those members who aren’t here those days are obviously would be encourage not to draw on those days but for your planning purposes you can count on that week of April 6 has being a no vote week for the spring recess. The gentleman from Harnett, for what purpose does the gentleman from Harnett, Representative Louis raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For motion pretending to tonight’s calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker I know the House Joint Resolution 103 short title, joint session state of the judiciary be removed from tonight’s calendar and refer to the committee on rules calendar and operations with the house. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection so ordered. Notices and announcements, for what purpose does the gentleman from Rutherford, Representative Hager raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, republicans watch your email for an outside caucus for tomorrow. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Cabarrus, Representative Pittman raise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman from Cabarrus has the floor for a moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker I just want to say to everybody I have got a lot of messages people praying for me and encourage me during a pretty rough week I had last week, I have told some of the other folks that earlier this evening and I’m glad to good lords already taking care of the fact that I don’t have to go to hill because I have five days of the last week and that’s enough but I’m little weak but I’m getting stronger and I just appreciate all the support that I have received from my colleagues and god bless each one of you, thank you. [0:05:00.3] [End of file…]

For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Dollar, rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Full appropriations committee will meet tomorrow afternoon, 15 minutes after session. So 15 minutes after session, tomorrow afternoon, everybody in here that's on appropriations and we will take up one or two bills depending on what comes out of the finance committee tomorrow morning. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Lincoln, Representative Saine rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement, mister Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] As Representative Dollar just alluded to, full finance committee tomorrow morning at 8:30. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] And Representative Saine, I believe the finance committee has already sent out a notice of those bills to be heard, is that correct? [SPEAKER CHANGES] That is correct, mister Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham, Representative Luebke arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just inquiry of the chair. Would it, since these have not been listed on the calendar, should not Representative Saine list the, give us the names of the bills that will be on the calendar? It's not, it's not public notice at this point. It's just to the members of the House finance committee. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The, mind, well the chair will defer to the finance committee chair. I believe the notice went out, but the gentleman may state, if the chair of finance would please state the bill numbers that will be heard, and I would ask also afterward that the appropriations chair do the same. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you mister Speaker. Those, those bills that we will hear in finance tomorrow are House bill 117, short title is NC competes act. House bill 41, short title is revenue laws, technical changes. Senate bill 20, IRC update, motor fuel tax changes, and HB 40, which is IRC update. Thank you mister Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham, Representative Luebke rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Will Representative Saine yield for a question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman from Lincoln yield to the gentleman from Durham? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yield [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stane, Saine, excuse me. That's quite a few bills. Can you tell us in what order you plan to take up the bills? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you mister Speaker. Yes, we will take those up in the following order. Senate bill 20, then House bill 117, House bill 41, and then House bill 40 pending what happens in the committee. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Follow up? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman yield for an additional question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Saine, as I know you know, and I think maybe most members know, Senate bill 20 is the gas tax bill which is highly contested and of great interest to the public, and Senate, and House bill 117 is economic incentives bill, which also has generated a lot of debate. Is it your intent in the meeting tomorrow morning between 8:30 and 9:50 to pass out both those bills? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister Speaker? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor to respond. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you mister Speaker. It is our intent to vote on these bills tomorrow, and I believe the chair would point out, I believe the committee notice was until 12 o'clock? [SPEAKER CHANGES] That is correct. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you mister speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I'm, I'm sorry, mister Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I believe the committee notice would reflect that the finance committee has called a meeting from 8:30 until 12 noon. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Floyd rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To see if Representative Dollar would yield for a question, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman from Wake yield to the gentleman from Cumberland? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Dollar, just for a point of clarity, you mentioned that we would meet 15 minutes after session, but you didn't give the room, the room number. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Full appropriations will meet 15 minutes after session tomorrow. That, oh I'm sorry. I didn't hear you, I apologize. 643, and we are likely to take up Senate bill 20 and House bill 117. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Brunswick, Representative Iler rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Full transportation committee will meet at 12 o'clock tomorrow, 12 noon, and that will be in 643. We'll have three bills, house bill 5, 6, and 60 in numerical order. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham, Representative Luebke rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To see, and I apologize for not doing this right away, but would Representative Saine yield for still another question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman from Lincoln yield to an additional question from the gentleman from Durham? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, mister Speaker, I yield. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Saine, I have been hearing that people, members of the public would like to be heard on these bills. Is it your intent to allow people from the public to address the committee? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister Speaker? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The, the, the chair will, the chair would encourage

...the gentleman that that would be a question more appropriately addressed here in the Finance Committee as opposed to during the general inquiry time on the full House floor. For what purpose does the general from Durham-- Representative Luebke, do you have an additional question? If not, further notices and announcements. If not, the gentleman from [INAUDIBLE]. Representative Lewis is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I move that the House adjourn to reconvene Tuesday, March 3 at two o'clock PM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis moves, seconded by Representative Luebke, that the House adjourn to reconvene Tuesday, March 2 at two o'clock PM. Those in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed no. The ayes have it. The House stands adjourned.