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Senate | May 14, 2014 | Chamber | The First Day: Introductions

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Speaker: to Claudfelder, members and guests can be seated at this time. The clerk will read. [Clerk] The state of North Carolina, Pat McCrory governor, the appointment of Valerie P. Forshey, 2013-2014 by the governor of the state of North Carolina proclamation. Whereas the honorable Eleanor G. Kinaird elected Senator from senate district 23-2013-2014 general assembly has resigned, and where as the provisions of general statute 163-11 requires that the vacancy created by the resignation of the honorable Eleanor G. Kinaird, be filled by appointment of the person recommended by the 23rd state, senate district executive committee of the democratic party and whereas the 23rd state senate district executive committee of the democratic party has notified me of its recommendation of Valerie P. Forshey of Orange County, North Carolina to fill the unexpired time. I do by these present appoint Valerie P Forshey, as a member of the North Carolina Senate, 2013-2014- general assembly. And in witness hear of, I have hear to fore signed my name, and affix the great seal of North Carolina, capital and the city of Raleigh, this thirteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord 2013, and in the independence of the United States of America, to 238, Pat McCrory, Governor. The appointment of Joyce R Crevick, 2013-2014 by the Governor of the state of North Carolina proclamation, whereas the honorable Pete Barnsetter, elected senator from senate district 31, 2013-2014 general assembly has resigned and whereas the provisional act 163-11 requires that the vacancy created by the resignation of the honorable Pete Barnsetter, be filled by the appointment of the person recommended by the 31st senate district executive committee of the Republican party and whereas the 31st senate district executive committee of the Republican party has notified me of its recommendations of Joyce R. Crevick of Forsythe County, North Carolina to fill the unexpired time. I do by these presents appoint Joyce R. Crevick as a member of the North Carolina Senate, 2013-2014 general assembly, and in witness hear of, I have hear to fore sign my name, and affix the great seal of North Carolina, at the capital and the city of Raleigh, this tenth day of January, in the year of our Lord 2014, and in the independence of the United States of America, to 238, Pat McCrory, Governor. The appointment of Terry Vandine, 2013-2014 by the Governor of the state of North Carolina proclamation, whereas the honorable Martin L. Nesbitt Jr., elected senator from senate district 31, 2013-2014 general assembly died on March the 6th, 2014 and whereas the provisions of general stature 163-11 requires that the vacancy created by the death of the honorable Martin L. Nesbitt, be filled by appointment of the person recommended by the executive committee of the Putnam County Democratic party and whereas Buncombe County executive committee of the Democratic party has notified me of its recommendation of Terry Vandine of Buncombe County, North Carolina to fill the unexpired time. I do by these presents appoint Terry Vandine as a member of the North Carolina Senate, 2013-2014 general assembly, and in witness here of, I have here to fore sign my name, and affix the great seal of North Carolina, at the capital and the city of Raleigh, in this fifteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord 2014, and in of the independence of the United States of America, to 238, Pat McCrory, Governor. The appointment of Jeffrey Neil Jackson, 2013-2014 by the Governor of the state of North Carolina proclamation, whereas the honorable Daniel D. Claudfelder, elected senator from the senate district 37, 2013-2014 general assembly has resigned, and whereas the provisions of general stature 163-11 requires that the vacancy created by the resignation of the honorable Daniel D. Claudfelder, be filled by the appointment of the person recommended by the... [Cutoff]

seventh senate districts executive committee of the democratic party. Whereas the 37th senate district executive committee of the democratic party has notified me, at a recommendation of Jeffrey Neal Jackson of Mecklenburg County North Carolina, to fill the unexpired term. I do, by these presents of point, Jeffrey Neal Jackson, as a member of the North Carolina Senate 2013 to 2014 General Assembly, in witness whereof I have here unto signed my name on the ?? seal of the state of North Carolina at the capitol in the city of Raleigh, the sixth day of May, in the year of our Lord 2014 and of the independence of the United States of America, the 238th, Pat McCrory, Governor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senators Valerie Foushee receive the oath of office, September 25th, 2013. Joyce Krawiec receive the oath of office, January 17th, 2014. Terry Van Duyn receive the oath of office May 8th, 2014. And Jeff Jackson receive the oath of office May 12, 2014. Senators, it's a great honor to have you seated with us today amongst this great body and we look forward to working with you. The escort committee may now escort Senator Foushee to seat 35, Senator Krawiec to seat 22, Senator Van Duyn to seat 34, and Senator Jackson to seat 49. The house will be notified, the escort committee may also return to their seats. Let's give them one more hand please. [APPLAUSE] Senators, the chair would like to extend courtesies of the floor to former Senator David Rowser, who was with us today, Senator please stand and be recognized. Thank you for joining us. [APPLAUSE] Now we do have nurse with us today. Our nurse of the day is Megan Williams from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Nurse Williams please stand, thank you for being with us today. [APPLAUSE] At this time I would like to ask our pages for this week, our pages are from the Tar Heel Challenge. If they'll come forward to the front of the chamber so they can be recognized. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The pages serving in the chamber this week, usher Allie Miller, Lavarias Aycott[?], Percy Clark, Asante Davis, Brian Hicks, Morgan Matieres[?], Chequim Preecher[?], Aaron Scotlund[?], and Caleb Sterling. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pages, thank you for your service to the Senate this week, we look forward to working with you. [APPLAUSE] Senator Berger is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, thank you for a brief moment of personal privilege out of order. Members of the Senate, there is a, today, a vacancy in this chamber and it is, at least partially, covered by the flowers that are seated next to the Lieutenant Governor. They are there in memory of Senator Nesbitt. It's interesting that this is the first session that we've had since, I think, 2004 where Martin Nesbitt has not occupied a seat in this chamber and Senator Apodaca actually, I was thinking about saying something, and he looked through some of the materials he had and found this picture of

Speaker: Tom and Martin from last year, probably immediately after some toe to toe, they had gone through involving some part arcane matter. No offense to the folks in Ashville, dealing with the city of Asheville, but If you want to come by and look at the picture, they are engaged in a good conversation there as was the case with Tom and Martin on a regular basis. And I know all of you have, or share those same memories, so we are going to miss Senator Nesbitt and Mr. President if it is appropriate, I would like to, as we adjourn today, to adjourn in memory of Senator Martin Luther Nesbitt Jr. [Speaker changes] Thank you Senator. Senator Apodacas, for what purpose do you rise? Senator Apodacas: Mr. President, Mr. President I have a motion please. Mr. President: Senator Apodacas recognized for a motion. Senator Apodacas: First Mr. President, let me make a quick observation. It’s finally good to see Senator Brock and Senator Stein not look like the youngest people in the room now. We have Senator Jackson, actually they look rather elderly compared to him, but anyway, that being said, I move that we do by adjourn, recess, excuse me recess until one fifteen. Mr. President: That objection to sentence stands in recess until one fifteen. [Cut off]