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Senate | March 31, 2015 | Chamber | Senate Session

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Senate will come to order. Sergeant at Arms close the doors, members to go to their seats, members and guests in the gallery, please silence all your electronic devices. Leading the senate in prayer is the Reverend Peter Milner, Senate Chapel, and all members and guests in the gallery, please stand. Please pray with me. Heavenly Father, I'm grateful that you've gathered us again today, we hallow your name, although we have tested you like your choosen people in Israel did, you have repeatedly treated us with your kindness, you've told us again again never shall I leave you, never shall I forsake, lord that's just great news, your steadfast love endures forever, and so lord I pray, your enduring steadfast love will shine and in the hearts of all those that are here today, that we will bless you for acting with such kindness upon us. So we bless you Lord, for your incredible mercy and your just judgements, we make our prayer in the name of Jesus, Amen. [xx] recognize for a motion, Thank you Mr. President  the journal of Monday, March 30, 2015 has been examined, it's found to be -correct, I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stands approved as written.  No objections, the journal from March 30th stands approved as written. Mr President. Senator [xx] Mr President, motion please  Senator [xx] has the floor for motion. Thank you Mr. President. I move rules be suspended to the end, that rule 17 be waived and that anyone with the last name Petty be allowed to wear a hat and sunglasses. Without objections, so ordered. As soon as we do have a nurse of the day with us, is our nurse of the day here? I don't see her. We'll see if she gets in in a little bit. Senators, upon the motion of Senator [xx] of [xx] county, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to the Hon. Scott Padgett, mayor of Concord. Mayor Padgett, if you're with us today, please stand so we can recognize you. Well, if you see Mayor Padgett, tell him hello. Senator Paul on the motion of Senator [xx] polls in Newton the four sight Catawba and Wilson Counties, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Tom Lowry and Bourke Pal of Hickory, North Carolina. Burt is the inspiration behind Burt's Law, a Bill filed by Senators Krawiec, Newton and Wells last week. If you the folks who are with us today, please stand, be recognized, and thank you for joining us today in the senate Senator Turman could you approach the dais pleas? Mr. President Senators we do have our nurse of the day  joining us now.

Regina Oren[sp?] of North Carolina is with us, honors please stand to be recognized, thank you for serving the senate today and with that Senators our core cast. Go grab a piece of information before we can get business started, so let's just stand at ease for a few minutes. Senators, just come to order. Soon as we have our leave of absence today, granted for senator Jeff Jackson, from the motion of Senator Curtis of Idaho, Lincoln County, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies to the gallery to Troutman[sp?] Elementary School from Idaho County, those of you who left from Troutman Elementary please stand so that we can recognise you. Thanks for being here today. Senator Tillman for what purpose do you rise? Thank you Mr. President, for a moment of personal privilege so to make a senatorial statement. Senator [xx] has the floor for point personal privilege out of order for a senatorial statement. Mr President I only digress for a moment, I know you don't recognise the king of NASCAR, and senator Apodaca thank you for suspending the roads to let Richard be Richard. I will [xx] they will not let me in here, with my little pity heard on, but I will tell you one thing of interest to violate that nobody much knows, but he ran for Secretary of State in 1992. We tried to tell him it wasn't a good thing and he realized that too. However, he came to Rowley for a couple of days to look around with, I believe Bill Kobby, and he got back and now I ask him of what he thought of Rowley[sp?]. And in true southern English, he said common sense is not all that common in Rowley. You said that, among many other things but I would like to make this statement at this time. Whereas Richard Petty known to many simply as The King is the most decorated driver in the history of NASCAR racing having had the most wins, 200 that'll never be broken, never. The most poles 123, third for the most championships at 7, most wins in a season can you believe 27? Now back then I think they raced about a 100 but 27 the most in total wins, 500, the most consecutive wins, 10, and the most starts, 1184. And whereas the number 3 is written beside Pontiac race car driven by Richard Petty, and his 200th NASCAR sprinted victory on July the 4th. 2 days after his birthday, 1984 at Daytona International Speedway became part of the collections of a national museum of American history at the Smithsonian Institution, and whereas along with his success as a driver Richard Petty and his race team were considered innovators in their field and are credited with introducing to car racing, roll bars [xx] Kohl Helmut and [xx], and whereas although he retired from driving in 1992, Patrick Petty extends his career as the owner of the Multi-car team which bears his name, Richard Petty Motosports, and it's located in, and whereas Richard Petty has been conducting in the the NASCAR fame, National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame, International Motorsports Hall of Fame, North Carolina Auto Racing Hall Of Fame and the North Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. And whereas, Richard Petty is loved by his community and has supported average to establish [xx], build a labor cost [xx] town fire department, the town [xx], community center, the serves the member of the Lenoir[sp?] County Board of Commissioners, I believe for 12 years. and now therefore Richard Petty deserves to be applauded for his achievements and recognized as a true ambassador for the sport of sport car racing, and one of North Carolina's favorite sons. And we'll send a certified copy of this letter up to you Mr. President in just a moment, and Mr. President do you have all the names of Richard's entourage? I do senator and

upon the motion of Jerry Tillman of Randolph County, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies the gallery to the King, Richard Petty, Brian Moffat, Rebecca Moffat, Kyle Petty, Sharon Farlow, Morgan Castano. If we all please stand along with the King to be recognized. Thank you for joining us, stay and congratulations. Mr President.  Senator Brown propose your eyes. To speak to the resolution briefly. Senator you have the floor. Senator [xx] I know you that about being a Pontiac driver, but being a Chrysler man I know the dealership for a lot of years, I know he's really a or a man. So I just had to say that because I know his best days is when he was driving those motorcars Reports of standing committee. Senator Davis, reports your ayes. Send forth committee report. Senator you can send forth your report. Thank You Mr President. Reading  Senator Days, the state Local Government Committee. submit for passiing. Senate bill 247, Riley Donuts[sp?] serviced animals to officers favorable. Senate bill 248 town of Keryl release unneeded izmuth. Favorable. Senate bill 249, zoning recreational land requires more field favorable. Senate bill 25, unfavorable as the bill, but favorable to committee serve the two bills. Wake City local board of equalization review. Senate bill 247, 248 and 252 calendar, Senate Bill 249 J2 Senator Hise report your Ayes. Same report, committee report You can send forward your report. Clerk will read. Senator Hise the House [xx] committee Senate Bill 215, Abolish Brunswick County Coroner, favorable. Senate Bill 290, Allow Early Refills of Prescription Eye Drops, favorable Senate Bill 215 J1, Senate Bill 290 appropriations base budget. Any other reports of standing committees? That takes us right into the calendar for the day, we have one item on our calendar, Public Bill Conference Report for adoption, third reading roll call, Senate Bill 20. Parker reading. Senate Bill 20 RRC update, mode of fuels tax changes. Do we have any further discussion or debate? Senator Davis, what purpose do you rise? Mr. President, I would like to speak to the resolution when we can, I know it's out of order, but I would like that opportunity. We will do that in a moment, but we just read this, so we're having a discussion or debate on Senate Bill 20. Hearing none, question for the Senate is the motion to adopt the house committee substitute, Conference Report House Committee Substitute, Senate Bill 20, on its third reading. All in favor vote I,  opposer vote no. Five seconds real life for the voting clerk record vote. Bryant Senator Brian Aye, 42 having voted in the affirmative and 7 in the negative. The Senate adopts the conference report house committee substitute Senate bill 20 it will be adopted and the House we will be notified. That concludes our calendar for the day, Senator Davis, you have the floor for a point in person previledge. Thank you Mr. President. I first met Richard Perry in 1970 at Riverside International Race Play in Southern California while I was going out there [xx] school. When I and certain boys would come out there and race. It was always a great opportunity to watch them, and I'd also watch him when he came out there for the International Race of Champions. But I'll tell you that nobody could goes through the essays like Richard Perry. The only person that came close was Theo Waltrer, and how I used to love, I'd sit there and turn six and watch him come through there my most memorable opportunity out there was during the International Racing Champions his schedule was

not so terrible and not so hectic that didn't have time to talk to fans, I talked to him during one of those events for probably about 20 minutes, and the conversation ended by my saying to him, Mr. Petty thank you for your time I know you've got better things to do than talk to me, I entered the conversation he didn't, that just shows you the measure of that man and how important fans were to him. I'm honored to shake his hands, thank you. Thank you senator. Senator Foushee for what purpose do you rise?  Thank you Mr. President, to change my vote to no. Senator Foushee changes her vote on, the count for the no and the final number is 41, 8. Senator Robinson for what purpose do you rise? To speak to the resolution.  Senator Robinson has the floor to speak to the resolution. I certainly want to commend Senator Tillman for that recognition of Richard Petty today. I also want to acknowledge the support of Petty and Carl, who started Victory Junction Camp, those of you who remember the years ago there was not a holist camp for children with developmental disabilities in North Carolina and pardoned somewhat after the camp started by a Paul Newman. This camp started we have a small one for sickle cell but there was nothing for children with [xx] known disabilities. So Victory Junction has become a model, includes every year a specific cap of chosen with sickle cell care for children with cancer et cetera. So parents can look forward to having their children go to a camp where they are skilled nurses, doctors, camp counselors, even a parent retreat weekend that offers parents some sense of education put it in a rest [xx] and so I certainly want to commend them for the work that they do in the community for extending their resources and talents so they can make the lives of children of North Carolina better, thank you Mr. President. Thank you Senator. Do we have any other notices or announcements? Senator Brown for what purpose do you rise? An announcement. Senator Brown has the floor for an announcement. Republicans of Caucus immediately after session. Any other notices or announcements? Mr. President. Senator Brock, for what purpose do you rise? Make a motion. Senator Brock you have the floor for motion. Moved at the words spoken today on behalf of Richard Petty be spared upon the journal. Objection so ordered. Senator Robinson propose your do you rise. An announcement Senator Robinson you have the floor for announcement. I'd like to invite all of you in the morning to a breakfast in the cafeteria, may not be the place place but we are going to invite you anyway to talk about obesity [xx] . Senator Apodoca we expect you to come and I'm not going to leave that to Senator Tarte either, but anyway this Legislators and Health Policy Leaders Breakfast is sponsored by Women in Government that I'm a part of, and every year we address a lot of health issues and you'll find the information very helpful, informative in the morning so we invite you all to come at 7:30. Any other notices or announcements? Any further business to come before the Senate? If not, the Chair recognizes Senator Berger for a motion. Thank you, Mr. President. I move that Senate do now adjourn subject to standards and stipulations set forth in Senate Rule 24.1, and messages from the House to reconvene, that's the wrong sheet, on Wednesday, April the 1st, 2015 at 9:30 A. M. Again, members this is a skeletal session, we will recess from that session until 2 PM when we will handle whatever bills are on the calendar. The motion is the Senate now adjourns subject to the stipulation stated by Senator Berger to reconvene Wednesday April 1st at 9:30 AM seconded by the Senator Tillman. All in favor say aye. Aye. Opposed no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned.