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Senate | June 25, 2014 | Chamber | 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 Reverend Peter Milner, Senate Chaplain, all members and guests in the gallery will please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let us pray. Thank you Lord for children, how they keep us grounded. Lord, and we ask that you would help us to be grounded as we conduct business today. Give us the utmost, highest regard for human life and a keen sense that there will be hard times but there's a reason for all of this. Guide these servants here as they use their minds and give them wisdom as they deliberated. When they disagree, give them courage. When they agree, let them move forward with caution. Thank you for our basic freedom to gather, Lord. We do not deserve it, but you have forged a way. Thank you for giving us the freedom to continue the process of the political life. As these senators and as our friends in the House continue to legislate, I pray that they will represent their constituents, and that they may serve them well, and serve with the utmost humility and regard for all human life. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Berger is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. The Journal of Tuesday, June 24, 2014 has been examined and is found to be correct. I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stand approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate, let's come to order please. Without objection the journal for June 24 stands approved as written. Leaves of absence are granted today for Senators Bryant, Walters and Parmon. Senators, we do have a nurse of the day serving you. Our nurse of the day is Jasmine Locklear of Maxton, North Carolina. Nurse Locklear, if you will please stand and be recognized. Thank you for your service to the Senate. On the motion of Senator Bill Raben of Brunswick County, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Dr. Flint King, Dr. Jim Raben and Dr. Kevin Jones. If you're with us in the gallery, please stand and be recognized. On the motion of Senator Tamara Barringer of Wake County, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Robin Rose and Tony Withers and their wives and children, cofounders of the Miracle League of the Triangle. The Miracle League's mission is to create positive life experiences for children with special needs and their families through baseball. Also welcome Steve and Debbie Peden. If you're with us, please stand and be recognized. On the motion of Senator Brent Jackson of Sampson county, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to the North Carolina State Grange Youth Leadership Team, if you're with us in the gallery, please stand so we can recognize you. Ratification of bills, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Enrolled bills, enrolling clerk reports the following bill, duly ratified for presentation of the governor, Senate Bill 815, An act to ensure the privacy and security of student educational records and the following bill and resolution duly ratified, properly enrolled and presented to the office of the Secretary of State, Senate Bill 741, An act to allow Bladen County, Columbus County, Franklin County and Hope County to not accept the registration of a deed transferring real property when taxes are delinquent, House Bill 569, An act to remove certain restrictions on satellite annexations for the village of Foxfire and to remove certain restrictions on satellite annexations for the town of Harrisburg, Senate Joint Resolution 882, A joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Martin Luther Nesbitt, Jr. former member of the North Carolina General Assembly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senators, we have leaves of absence today granted for Senator Woodard. Reports of Standing Committees. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rabin, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forth a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you can send forward your report. The clerk will read.

Senator Rabin for the Finance Committee submits for passage House Bill 366, Senate Committee substitute number 2, North Carolina format. 20-14 favorable. House Bill 379 Senate Committee substitute number 1, amend ??? practices concede favorable. House Bill 1052 adjusted the utility regulatory fees. Favorable. House Bill 1067 committee substitute number 1 ???, the annexation. Favorable. House bill 1182 UNC non-appropriated capital progress projects. Favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 366, 379, 1052, 1067, 1182. Calendar. Do we have any other reports for the Standing Committees at this time? Messages from the House. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Messages from the House. Senate bill 812, an act to exercise North Carolina’s Constitutional authority to replace common core and establish, promote, and ensure high academic standards that are robust and appropriate for North Carolina public education. Senate Bill 403, an act to amend and clarify various provisions of the election laws. Receive for concurrence, refer to the rules. House Bill 1212, an act to revise and consolidate the chart and the city of Burlington for the state and local governments. Going to refer to finance. House Bill 1267, an act to clarify that a voter who cast mail-in ballots, ballots, or in-person and one-stop early voting and dies thereafter may not have their ballot challenged on account of death. Refer to rules. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Motion, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President and Madam Clerk, the reading clerk just read in the common core bill from the House. May the rules be suspended and placed on today’s calendar for concurrence. [SPEAKER CHANGES] No objections. So ordered. Senate Bill 812 be placed on today’s calendar. Alright, Senators, we’re going to move right into today’s calendar starting with local bills. Third reading role call bill, House Bill 1080. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1080, ??? the annexation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, would you like to make a motion on this bill, House Bill 1080? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. I would like to. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I thought so. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, having voted with the prevailing side on House Bill 1080, ??? the annexation, I move to reconsider the vote on second reading. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. House Bill 1080. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1080 ??? the annexation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rabin, would you like to be recognized again to introduce this bill? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members, ??? is a small town in Pender County. There used to be a whistle-stop railroad that doesn’t go through there anymore and this was requested by the mayor in town on council and I would certainly appreciate your support on this issue. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, requesting for the Senate is the passage of House Bill 1080 on its second reading. All in favor, vote aye. Those opposed, no. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Davis would appeal for a question.

Yield for a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This concerns the part about Lake Genelaska. Will this added section allow them to sell alcohol on church property. [SPEAKER CHANGES] It will not. [SPEAKER CHANGES] OK. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate. Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of House Bill 1080 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye, opposed will vote no, 5 seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. 45 having voted in the affirmative and one in the negative, House Bill 1080 passes its second reading. It will remain on the calendar. Senators we have a couple handfuls of, hands full of local bills here that we can block vote, and I would like to block vote all those local bills on second reading without objection, so if anybody has an objection to any of those. Senator Hartsell, for what purpose do you rise. [SPEAKER CHANGES] If we would remove House Bill 1218, City of Monroe, I'm going to object third reading on. [SPEAKER CHANGES] OK. Anybody else have any bills they'd like to remove from block voting. OK. Senate Bill 839, 851, 875, House Bill 1045, House Bill 1113, House Bill 1134, House Bill 1159, House Bill 1207, House Bill 1247, clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 839, Winston-Salem Parking Meters, Senate Bill 851, Allow Absentee Voting/1st Craven Sanitary District, Senate Bill 875, Bakersville/Stagger Terms of Town Council, House Bill 1045, Town of Elkin/Regular Municipal Elections Schedule, House Bill 1113, Bank Creek Property Sullivan Act Exemption, House Bill 1134, Cleveland County Road Assessment Criteria, House Bill 1159, City of Greenville Private Sale, House Bill 1207, High Point Charter Council Hire City Attorney, House Bill 1247, Asheville Regional Airport. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Senate Bill 839, 851, 875, House Bill 1045, House Bill 1113, House Bill 1134, House Bill 1159, House Bill 1207, House Bill 1247 on their second reading, all in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed, no. The ayes have it. Senate Bill 839, 851, 875, House Bill 1045, House Bill 1113, House Bill 1134, House Bill 1159, House Bill 1207, House Bill 1247 passed their second reading and without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Senate Bill 839, 851, 875, House Bill 1045, House Bill 1113, House Bill 1134, House Bill 1159, House Bill 1207, House Bill 1247 on their third reading, all in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed, no. The ayes have it. Senate Bill 839, 851, 875, House Bill 1045, House Bill 1113, House Bill 1134, House Bill 1159, House Bill 1207, House Bill 1247 passed their third reading and they will be sent to the House. House Bill 1218, the clerk will read. I'm sorry. Hold on one second. Excuse me, senators, I jumped ahead of myself there a little bit in reading where they're going. Let me start over with that. Passed their third reading and Senate Bill 839, Senate Bill 851 will be sent to the House. Senate Bill 875 will be sent to the House. House Bill 1134, House Bill 1159, House Bill 1207 will be enrolled. House Bill 1113 will be sent to the House for concurrence in the Senate Committee Substitute and House Bill 1247 will be sent to the House for concurrence in the Senate Committee

Madam Clerk, did I get all those right? Okay, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President, motion, please. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Apodaca has the floor for motion. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President, yesterday having voted with the majority on House Bill 189, amend information on child support orders, I move to reconsider the vote that was held on second reading. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Okay, without objection? So ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Apodaca. [SPEAKER CHANGE] I further move that the amendment number 1 be brought back forth for reconsideration. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Any objection? So ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Barringer, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGE] I move to withdraw amendment number 1. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Barringer withdraws amendment number 1. Senator Barringer is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGE] And I now move to introduce amendment number 2. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Barringer, you can send forth your amendment. And the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Barringer moves to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Barringer is recognized to explain the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Thank you, Mr. President. I’ve spoken personally to many of you. This is a technical amendment. It was not coded properly. I was not able to catch that and so when it would be engrossed, the numbers would all be wrong. So I would appreciate one more time, I would please do so support it. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Do we have any further discussion or debate on the amendment number 2? Any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the Senate is the adoption of amendment 2. All in favor, vote “Aye”. All opposed will vote, “No”. Five seconds will be allowed for voting. The clerk will record the vote. Forty-six having voted in the affirmative, and zero in the negative. The amendment 2 is adopted. The bill as amended is back before the body. This is a second reading public bill. Is there any discussion or debate on the bill as amended? Hearing none, question for the Senate is the passage of House Bill 189 as amended on the second reading. All in favor will vote, “Aye”. All opposed will vote, “No”. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Newton? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Graham? Graham? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Forty-six having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative. House Bill 189, as amended, passes the second reading without objection. It will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGE] North Carolina ??? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the Senate is the passage of House Bill 189 as amended. On its third reading, all in favor will say, “Aye”. Opposed, “No”. The ayes have it. House Bill 189, as amended, passes its third reading. The amendment will be engrossed. It will be sent to the House for concurrence in the Senate committee substitute. Senators, we’re going to move back to our… [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGE] To send forth committee report on pensions and retirements out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator, you can send forward your committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Apodaca, the pensions retirement agent committee submits for passage House Bill 1034 senate committee substitute number 1. Unfavorable. ??? committee substitute number 1. Favorable. ??? asked the Senate committee to substitute bill number 2. [SPEAKER CHANGE] House Bill 1034. Calendar. Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGE] Mr. President, send forth a rules committee report out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator, you can send forward your committee report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senator Apodaca, for the rules and ??? of the Senate committee submits for passage Senate Bill 788 town of ??? eminent domain. Favorable. House Bill 1220 committee substitute number 1. Unfavorable. Asks the committee for substitute number 1 for favorable. Asks for the Senate committee to substitute bill title, an act to create ??? epilepsy alternative treatment pilot study program and registry for the scientific investigation for the safety ??? extract treatment of epilepsy. [SPEAKER CHANGE] Senate Bill 788…

Finance House Bill 1220, calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, complete the trifecta. I’d like to send forth an Insurance Committee Report out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you can send forward your report. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, “trifecta” was language for the House. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca for the Insurance Committee submits for passage House Bill 267 Committee Substitute number 2, unfavorable as to Committee Substitute Bill number 2 but favorable as to Senate Committee substitute Bill, titled ‘An Act to Amend Law Governing Captive Insurance Companies and Risk Retention Groups’ and recommended by the Department of Insurance. House Bill 1145 Committee Substitute number 2, unfavorable as to Committee Substitute Bill number 2 but favorable as to Senate Committee Substitute Bill, titled ‘An Act to Require Mopeds to be Registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles and for Operators of Mopeds to Have in Full Force and Effect a Policy of Financial Responsibility, and to Authorize the Town of Elizabethtown and the Town of Matthews to Enroll its Employees, Retirees and Dependents in the Teachers and State Employees Comprehensive Major Medical Plan’. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 267, House Bill 1145, calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senators, Senator Woodard is back in the chamber. Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] A couple of motion please, if I may. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for his motions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. House Bill 1096, Union County is currently in Rules. I ask that it be removed from Rules and re-referred to Committee on State and Local Government. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection so ordered. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. House Bill 1048, Attorney General Selection Criteria is currently in Committee on Rules. I ask that it be removed and re-referred to J1. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection so ordered. Senators, we’re going to move back to our calendar on local bills for the bill that we pulled out of the block voting. House Bill 1218, the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1218, City of Monroe Supervision of Attorney. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Was there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of House Bill 1218 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting and the Clerk will record the vote. 47 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, House Bill 1218 passes its second reading without objection and will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Object to the… [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell objects. It will remain on the calendar. We’re going to move on to public bills. Third reading roll call bill, Senate Bill 729. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 729, Coal Ash Management Act of 2014. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, I need to suspend the rules again so staff may join me on the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] So ordered. Do we have any discussion or debate on Senate Bill 729? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Foushee, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you can send forward you amendment. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Foushee movers to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Foushee is recognized to explain her amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members, this is indeed a simple amendment. To use Senator Apodaca’s term, it is also a pragmatic one. It will amend the bill to provide that untreated waste water discharges have to be reported as soon as practicable and no later than 24 hours, within 24 hours. I have spoken with Senator Apodaca and he is in agreement. I urge your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, speak on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor to speak to the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, in the past we’ve always been leery when somebody came to this body from Orange County, but I really must say we’ve got the best they had to offer from what I’ve seen from Senator Foushee right now, so…

That it's one of the best amendments I've seen and I don't want Senator Bryant trying to take credit for it. This belongs to her. I strongly support it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the adoption of amendment 9. All in favor, vote aye. Opposed, vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. 46 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, amendment 9 is adopted. The bill as amended is back before the body. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forward an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein, you can send forward your amendment. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein moves to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, this is part of the amendment that I offered yesterday, and I want to thank Senator Berger, Senator Apodaca, I worked with their staffs this morning and I split the amendment so that for the pieces they liked we can go forward with it and if there's any piece they don't like they can stand up and say so, but I believe that this is a piece that is satisfactory to them. They can of course speak for themselves. It deals with the compliance boundary issue that we discussed yesterday, and I made a change that they pointed out that would be better that allows for multiple contiguous properties to count for the overall property, but it makes it clear that the compliance boundary isn't the property line, but is whatever it was under regulation which was 500 feet from the property line or 250 from the source. I urge your support. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Do we have any discussion or debate? And discussion, debate? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, if I could have just about 3 minutes to look this over. Please. If we could stand at recess for just 3 minutes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate will stand at recess for 3 minutes. All right, Senate, let's come to order. Members, return to their seats. Sergeant at arms, close the doors, please. Senate, come to order. Senator Apodaca is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Senator Stein's amendment is a very good amendment and I appreciate him bringing it forward, so I ask that we support it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the adoption of amendment 10. All in favor, vote aye. Opposed, vote no. 5 seconds will be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote. Allran, Brown. Allran, Gunn. Gunn, aye. From no to aye. Ice. 43 having voted in the affirmative and 1 in the negative, amendment 10 is adopted. The bill as amended is back before the body. Senator Stein, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To offer an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein, you can send forward your amendment. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein moves to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein is recognized to explain the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I hesitate, I almost want to ask Senator Apodaca a question, because I thought he said he liked an amendment that I ran, and I thought that was worthy of note, but here's another amendment for your consideration which I surely hope you all agree to. This has to do with the first part of the amendment from yesterday, and it has to do with the low risk impoundments. What do we do when we're monitoring the low risk impoundment that has been capped in place and there are exceedances. It's violating, there are pollutants in the ground water and affecting our drinking water, and this amendment does two things to deal with that situation and protect our drinking water. First, it says that whenever those exceedances occur, at that point, and only at that point, not on the front end, but on the back end, the utility will remove the coal ash, line the pit, and then put the coal ash back. That's essentially what's required if it's a medium risk or a high risk. And we're saying OK, there can be issues where there's low risk, let's cap it in place, but once it ceases being a low risk and starts to pollute our drinking water, that's when we'll require it to be lined, and there was testimony by representatives from Duke about at the ERC that any plan must be at least as effective at protecting ground water as removal will be, and this plan ensures that. It doesn't require removal on the front end,

Only when there are exceedances. That is also relevant because a judge has ruled that current law says ground water contamination must be eliminated. That's what this does. When there's ground water contamination, we will eliminate it. And, the second thing that the amendment does is that it says when, on these low risks, it changes the date by when the capping in place has to occur to 2022. EPA is coming out with its rules this year, and it will require all capping in place to be done within five years, and there can be a two year extension, seven years. So this just ensures that we don't do any worse by our people than what the federal government is going to require. If the federal government comes back next year and says that it's actually six years or seven years, then we can change it, but I want to make sure that we are doing the best we possibly can to protect our people and their drinking water both by lining it when necessary, and only when necessary, and doing that work as quickly as possible. I would appreciate your support on this amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speaking on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor, speak to the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I appreciate Senator Stein's amendment, although I can't say I like this one as much as I did the first one. We're starting a ?? commission and the function of the ?? commission is in conjunction with Dana to make these decisions and to go forward on how we clean those up. So, I'm going to have to decline to support this amendment, but I would like to offer a substitute that will correct it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, you can send forward your amendment. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca moves to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized to explain the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President, members. What this amendment does, it actually was brought to us by Dana and the Sierra Club, and they wanted some assurance on standards for closure of these. So, the amendment spells out in greater detail the requirements for closure of impoundments. Previously, Bill had just referenced compliance with rules for closure of landfills, but this specifies it completely. And it also, high and intermediate impoundments must have ?? collection and monitoring and closure gap systems as well as composite liners. Low-risk ponds must have specific requirements so that they are capped in accordance with the rules governing closure of MSW landfills. They must also have the ?? collection ground water monitoring and closure cap systems. I mean this takes it a step further and it is a better amendment. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] ?? Senator Stein, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein has the floor, speak to the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. This is a perfectly good amendment, just in the same situation we were yesterday. It has absolutely nothing to do with what the underlying amendment, my amendment, offered. It would be entirely possible and in fact, entirely positive if we pass this amendment and my amendment but of course the purpose of this amendment is to, for some reason, protect you all from voting on something that you should want to vote for and do the right thing by the people of North Carolina. I will be voting against the amendment, not because I disagree with it, but because you all, it would serve the effect of denying a vote on the underlying amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the Senate is adoption of Amendment 12. All in favor, vote aye, opposed vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. 37 having voted in the affirmative and nine in the negative, Amendment 12 is adopted. The bill as amended is back before the body. Is there any further or debate? Senator Clark, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak briefly to the bill and then to send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] So do you want to speak to the bill first? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you have the floor to speak to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Okay, we had a quite a bit of debate yesterday recording this bill, and many of our members had sent forth quite a few amendments, and their concern was over making sure that we protect the water quality for our citizens and that we ensure that our citizens are not subjected, in other words not held liable for the costs that would be associated with making the changes to the ?? ponds. Now, during our debate, there was a lot of discussion regarding Section 3B.

In that particular section there are about four sites that were listed as high-priority sites, and those were gonna be the ones that would be dealt with first. And a lot of questions were posed regarding the selection of those sites. And as it turned out, it seems like there was really no rationale, no rhyme or reason as to why those four sites were selected. And as a matter of fact, a couple of comments were made during those debates. Sen. Brock spoke, as a matter of fact he spoke regarding an ammendment sent forth by Sen. McLaurin, and it stated that the ranking of the four sites does not matter. And then later, when it was submitted by Sen. Jackson here, and Sen. Tillman stood up and said the list means absolutely nothing. "The list means absolutely nothing." Now folks, I think that we have a lot of concern about these statements, because we want to make sure that the water quality and the safety of the water for our citizens is protected. And the things we put in this bill should matter, and should mean something. Remember one of the other things we wanted to do is make sure that the cost of this cleanup was not passed onto the citizens. So if we look at the bill, you'll notice there is some mention of something to do that, as a matter of fact on page 3, it states that the commission shall not allow the electric public utility to recover from the retail electric customers of the state cost resulting from an unlawful discharge of the surface waters to the state from a coal combustion residual surface empowerment. So now if I were to look up there in the gallery, of course we have a lot of our citizens up there, and we've already told them of the part about the sites does not matter, and that this means absolutely nothing, they may wonder whether or not that portion about the costs not being passed on to them matters, and whether or not it means anything. So I think we need to go back and make a few adjustments here and deal with this list of the four sites. And that reason said, I'd like to go ahead and send forth a amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Clark, you can send forth your ammendment, clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Clark moves to ammend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Clark is recognized to explain the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Okay folks what this ammendment will do is essentially it will remove the sites that have been listed as the high priority sites and what it will say is that we're going to look at the list put out by the EPA, and any site that has been designated by the EPA as a high risk site, those will be the ones that will be designated as high priority sites for the state of North Carolina and will be dealt with prior to- no later than 1 August of 2019. I ask for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Do we have any discussion or debate? Sen. Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Apodaca has the floor to speak on the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I appreciate it Sen. Clark, presenting that ammendment. I honestly feel much more comfortable with the administration, the coal ash commision we're setting up, its charge are far broader and wider than what little the EPA gets done at this time, so I feel like this protect our citizens, it's best to turn it over to the coal ash commission, let them make those decisions, and go forward with the criteria in, so I ask you not to support this ammendment. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any other discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the adoption of ammendment 13, all in favor vote "aye", opposed vote "no". 5 seconds will be allowed for the voting, clerk will record the vote. 13 having voted in the affirmative and 33 in the negative, ammendment 13 fails. The bill as ammended is back before the body. Is there any further discussion or debate? Sen. Wade, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forth an ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Wade, you can send forth your ammendment, clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Wade moves to ammend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sen. Wade is recognized to explain the ammendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. This ammendment does 3 things: First, it changes the requirements and qualifications on one position on the cold ash management commission. The one that was allocated for structural fill would be changed to someone with expertise in determining cost and establishing rates for energy consumption. Second, it establishes six year terms for all appointees to the commission. And third, it increases the staff for the commission from four to five people adding a technician. And this is merely a technical correction I think, Sen. Apodaca mentioned that yesterday that it somehow got changed from 5 to 4 along the way but it should be 5 people.

... with adding a technician. Thank you, Mr. President. I appreciate your support on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any discussion or debate on amendment 14? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the adoption of Amendment 14. All in favor vote aye. Opposed vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. Cook. Senator Cook, aye. 46 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, Amendment 14 is adopted. The bill as amended is back before the body. Do we have any further discussion or debate? Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, we have one more amendment that’s a cleanup amendment, very technical in nature, and I’ve spoken with Senator Blue and Senator Stein. Can we take a recess, let’s say until 3 o’clock, please? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Senate will stand in recess until 3 o’clock. Senate will come to order. Sergeant-At-Arms, close the doors. Members, go to their seats. Members and guests in the gallery, please silence all your electronic devices. Senators, we’re back on Senate Bill 729 as amended on its third reading. Do we have any further discussion or debate? Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, you can send forward your amendment and the Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca moves to amend the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca’s recognized to explain the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President and members. This is a very lengthy amendment. It is a clarifying amendment, it is a technical amendment. It is something Senator Hartsell would bring out of one of his committees. I’ll go into as much detail as you would like. I think Josh and Dan and the group were able to look at it. We’re just trying to clear up some things. First page includes several technical and clarifying changes recommended by staff. First we made clarification to the definition of “impoundment” at the request of the Sierra Club, for which I’m hoping to be legislator of the year, let me add. Second, we made a clarification on the cost of recovery moratorium at the request of the Utilities Commission. We made clarification to the definition of “mine” under the bill and how it relates to structural fill. We made modifications to the provision in the bill that requires DENR to do expedited review of any permits needed. We extended that period to make sure a thorough review was done. We made modifications at the request of DENR, most technical, but they did request we put increased buffers for structural fill in the legislation – buffers like you will find for landfills, which we thought was a good idea. We clarified the language concerning leachate collection for structural fills and post-closure maintenance to bring in some standard language from the rules pertaining to the department’s discretion on duration of these activities. We made some changes to the part of the bill that deals with identifying, assessing, correcting discharges from coal ash ponds. Specifically we clarified the owner of coal ash pond identifies the discharges from the coal ash pond but that DENR reach the surface waters of the state. That is a misspell; I’m sorry. Clarify that consistent with the federal Clean Water Act, discharges from coal ash ponds that reach surface waters of the state must be corrected. Clarify that consistent with the federal Clean Water Act that options for correcting unpermitted discharges are to either eliminate the discharge or to bring the discharge under the regulation of a water quality permit. And last we added a detailed process for decommissioning of dams, of coal ash ponds that are no longer functioning as dams. Once coal ash ponds are closed according to their closure plans, many will no longer…

… have functioning dams that would require regulation under the Dam Safety Act. This amendment also sunsets the regulatory fee and the Coal Ash Commission in 2030 when we think and we hope that all work will be done. I recommend this amendment to you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator. Is there any further discussion or debate? Senators, Senator Pate has leave of absence for the remainder of the session, or remainder of the day. Is there any further discussion or debate on Amendment 15? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the adoption of Amendment 15. All in favor will vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. 45 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, Amendment 15 is adopted. The bill as amended is back before the body. Do we have any further discussion or debate? Senator Stein, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein has the floor to debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I would like to thank Senator Berger and Senator Apodaca for bringing forth this very serious and substantive bill to deal with the coal ash problem. I want to thank Duke Power for their readiness and willingness to share information with us as we’ve all deliberated this important policy issue. I think that this is a step in the right direction for North Carolina. It’s certainly a major improvement over current law. That said, we made a couple policy choices here that I disagree with. I think that it’s unfair to put this on the backs of the rate payers and I think that there were additional steps that we could take to better ensure that our drinking water is protected and that when people turn on that faucet, that they know that the water they drink is not going to hurt them or their children, but because it is a substantial step forward, I certainly will vote for it on third reading just like I did on second reading and want to reiterate my appreciation to the bill sponsors. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none… Senator Berger, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speak to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Berger has the floor to speak to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, I want to thank the folks that have worked on this bill, whether they are members, whether they are staff, members of the public who have provided us with input, other stakeholders including, as Senator Stein has indicated, I think Duke Energy has been most cooperative in trying to assist us in getting information and in trying to come up with the best bill that we can, and I think that’s one of the important things for us to understand. This bill represents a substantial improvement of state policy with reference to management of coal ash, and it’s an issue that’s been out there for a long time. I think it is one example of how good policy can result from unexpected circumstances, and that you can take situations that appear to be substantial problems and are substantial problems and as a result of that, provide and address that issue in a way that helps a great deal. I think what we’re looking at as far as this bill is concerned is what very well could be a model for other states in terms of they handle coal ash issues because North Carolina’s not the only state that has this issue, and many other states do, and I think a lot of folks are looking at how we have addressed this, and I think a lot of people have looked at the balance that we have struck in this bill and will see as they look more carefully a balance that may actually fit their circumstances as well. Again, I urge all members to support this bill. I think the fact that yesterday’s vote was a vote where we didn’t see those divisions ultimately on the final bill is a testament to the balance that’s been struck and the hard work that’s been put into this legislation. I urge your support for the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator. If there’s no further discussion or debate, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 729 on its third reading. All in favor will vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. Clerk will record the vote. 45 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, the Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 729 as amended passes its third reading. The amendment will be engrossed, it will be sent to the House. House bill 1130 - [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr…. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Barringer is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, and I’m being recognized…

To send forward a senatorial statement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You can send forward your statement, Senator. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I’d like to thank my guests for their patience today. I have guests in the gallery that I’d like to honor, and you had an inkling of what goes on here at the General Assembly, the end story. But what I’d like to do is take just a moment and frankly brag on several of my constituents. This is a story that demonstrates that we never know when or how we will be inspired to do great things. Robin Rose, who’s sitting up there in the gallery, was casually watching television in 2004, an HBO special on the Miracle League of Atlanta. He got off the sofa, called his friend Tony Withers, who is also in the gallery, and the rest is what we call history, at least for the folks in Wake County. Robin and Tony founded the Miracle League of the Triangle, to give children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. With financial support of the community, the Miracle League of the Triangle has built two baseball fields, one in Cary and one in Senator Hunt’s district in North Raleigh. Partnering with the YMCA, the Miracle League currently serves more than 300 players and provides volunteer opportunities for 4,000 people each season. And the unbelievable thing is there are wait lists for the volunteers. People are lining up to help, and unfortunately there are still wait lists for the players, so if anyone would like to get involved, I’m sure they would be happy to have that assistance. Robin, Tony, thank you for giving children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. It’s the chance of a lifetime. Thank you gentlemen. [APPLAUSE] [SPEAKER CHANGES] With that, Senators, we’ll move back to the calendar for second reading roll call. House Bill 1139, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1139, State national and historical preservation adds and deletes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. Members of the General Assembly, this was a piece of legislation came that was recommended from the ERC. These are properties that have come into the state coffers, or came to the state. And the last time we ran a bill was in 2009, and since that time we’ve had over 17,000 acres added to the North Carolina parks system and has been put through council of state and we would ask for your vote to accept these into our area, and to be just to let you know some of the areas that were added. Grandfather Mountain and Yellow Mountain State National area. I ask your aye vote. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Senators. Any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Committee Substitute to House Bill 1139 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting, and the clerk will record the vote. 46 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, the Committee Substitute to House Bill 1139 passes its second reading. It will remain on the calendar. We do have a vote for concurrence today, Senate Bill 790. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 790, Cape Hatteras gas cities and structures land. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Cook is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is a good bill. We talked about it yesterday. I ask for your concurrence. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Cook asks that you concur. Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of House Committee substitute to Senate Bill 790. All in favor will vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. 46 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, the Senate concurs and the House Committee substitute to Senate Bill 790 will be enrolled and sent to the Governor. Senate Bill 812 for concurrence. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 812, replace common core state standards with North Carolina’s higher academic standards. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tillman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. To speak on the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tillman, you have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I would ask you to vote no on concurrence. We’ve got some mechanic work we need to do on this automobile. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tillman asks that you do not concur. Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the motion to concur in the House Committee substitute to Senate Bill 812. All in favor vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote.

[0:00:00.0] 0 having vote in the affirmative and 46 having voted in the negative the Senate does not concurring house committee substitute, Senate Bill 812 house bill be not… [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator ___[00:20] the calendar for the day do we have any notices or announcements? Senator Brown what purpose you has? [SPEAKER CHANGES] An announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown has a floor for announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Republicans will ___[00:28]. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Barefoot is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Point for personal privilege… [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Barefoot you have floor for point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] As the youngest member of the senate I represent part of the millennial generation. So, an article came across my desk that I wanna to share with you. And also to say thank you for a lot of the hard work that many of you have been doing in here and sometimes we need some encouragement when we live and work in this chamber but the triangle business journal report of this week that home ownership for millennial is to rise faster in North Carolina than other states and I’m just gonna read the short article to you. It starts by saying the first time buyers are struggling but in North Carolina a cheaper cost of living and a slue of job opportunities means home ownership rates for millennial will likely rise faster than in other states. Diana Crew an Economist at the Progressive Policy Institute for those of you who may not be familiar is a thing that promotes the ideas of new democrats and was founded as a branch with the Democratic Leadership Council under President Clint said, “Broadly speaking some states are doing a better job than others who are distracting young workers and North Carolina happens to be one of them that’s because they have got greater ___[01:52] programs, the research triangle, good regulatory policy.” She says, “North Carolina’s relatively low cost of living gives it an edge over other states with more expensive cities. There is no major city like in New York.” She says, “The cost of living has been low. You have got a good blend of cost and jobs, schools with great programs. So, it provides a good unique mix for someone looking to setup. It makes a lot more financial since the ___[02:21] there than in California where the rent to mortgage ratio is way out of sink.” Peru, expects home ownership rates to rise faster for North Carolina millennial not just in terms of single family homes but town homes and condos as young people are “Assuming the suburb model that their parents embraced a little more.” Even though title credit and student debt are hindering many young people from buying homes millennnials actually compose a larger share of would the buyers in the housing market and any other age, my wife…For those if you don’t know millennnials are those who are born between early 1980s and the early 2000s. My wife bought our first last year we live in the fourth hottest real estate in market and the triangle, we put our offer in two weeks and we are in a bidding work and thankfully we got it and a lot of that is because of the policies that we have been passing down here in the General Assembly and they are helping people in my generation like us in the North Carolina. So, I thought I would take this moment to both encourage you as the session moves on and to say thank you as part of that generation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Senator, other notices or announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator ___[03:45] what purpose you has? [SPEAKER CHANGES] An announcement a moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator you have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The first announcement is tomorrow morning I think we have got now back about 10 bills only calendar for J1, we will start at 10, we cannot start earlier because of other schedule meetings and we will try to knockout as many of those as we can. So, all the members of J1 please be there on time so we can start and start going through the bills. And as far as my moment of personal privilege Mr. President there are five days left for people to apply for eugenics compensation. I just received a message from the folks at the industrial commission it’s so far 609 claims have been filed by the survivors of eugenics in our state. I will recall Mr. President that North Carolina adopted the state law and policy back in July, 1933 and it was the law about land up until 1977 when this ___[04:51] style program was finally stopped, we didn’t take all the laws of the books until 2003, up until the action… [0:04:59.8] [End of file…]

...this General Assembly. Last year nothing had been done except an apology from Governor Easley in 2002. That was it for these people. They've almost all died out. So far we have 609 claims. I would urge you, please, on your social media. Please make sure to put it out that there's only five days left. There may be someone in your district who could still apply for this. It is a shame that North Carolina entered into these kinds of policies. Seven thousand, five hundred and twenty-eight individuals are recorded to have had their reproductive rights permanently altered by the state of North Carolina and their counties. The one county that has the dubious distinction of having the most people sterilized was Mecklenburg County at 485, thanks to the work of Wallace Kuralt who was the welfare director there from 1945 until 1972. That was Charles Kuralt's father. This is a shame on our state. I'm proud to be part of a General Assembly that finally did something and we have five days left for those people harmed to apply for the money that we've put aside to try to say more than Governor Easley did. Not just an apology, but to put some money behind that. It's not enough. The suffering was immense, but it comes to an end, Mr. President. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator. Is there any further notices or announcements? Senator McKissick, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator McKissick has the floor for a point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] First to address this issue that Senator Goolsby spoken to, the eugenics victims. I worked very hard on that legislation originally and many others in this chamber did, so it deeply concerns me that there are people out there who probably haven't come forward and I think in many instances it's out of embarrassment in some instances. It was of that 7,600 people originally that were victims. It was estimated that about 1,600 were still alive today and that they would potentially come forward. I think it's wonderful that North Carolina has decided to compensate those victims. I don't think there's any amount of money that can compensate them for the loss of their reproductive rights without their consent and without their authorization. So I want to comment on that first. Secondly, I want to comment on an event I attended yesterday up in Washington. Of course, yesterday I had an excused absence. Probably one of only three excused absences I've ever had from this Chamber in my seven years of being here. But it was for the purpose of attending a 50th anniversary commemoration of the civil rights act of 1964. And I think it's important that we celebrate those type of events. Think back and reflect upon what it was like here in America 50 years ago. Particularly if you happen to be someone who will look like me or somebody who was happened to be different, because the discrimination was rampant. The only way that one had access to lunch counters, to lodging accommodations, to education and the like, was hopefully if your particular community, if that particular city, it might be Durham, it might be Asheville, it might be Winston-Salem, decided that they want to pass local ordinances that opened up those restaurants to whoever wanted to come there. Or open up the hotels to whoever will happen to stay. And you couldn't just drive, throughout the south in particular, and know that you would have a place to spend the night. Because it was a different world and different reality. So I think that when we have these types of national commemorations and I think it's wonderful when we can have the leadership of the House and the leadership of the Senate and you can see the likes of Senator McConnell standing there with Harry Reid. Senator Reid with those of the like of Nancy Pelosi, as well. And the speaker Boehner, all standing together to speak in support of this very, very significant and historic celebration. And to see them there holding hands, perhaps a little bit of a tense moment in the minds of some of them. But doing it in the spirit of saying we shall overcome. I think that's important. I think it's significant. And they thought back and spoke frequently about the bipartisan effort that went into the passage of the Civil Rights Act. And I think it's a wonderful illustration in bipartisanship because today so often we are divided. So often today we are fractured. So often today we are unable to communicate and resolve our differences. Many instances we are able to bridge those gaps when it comes to small pieces of legislation or to some issue. I'm glad to see the day we're able to do it on the coal ash bill. I think that's significant.

But far too often we are fractured. At that point in our history, back in '64, our nation was fractured. But we saw bipartisanship come together, and one of those statements that was made by Senator Edward Dirksen, who was a republican from Illinois back in that period. It was simply this. That no army is more powerful than a good idea whose time has come. And that good idea was the impending passage of the Civil Rights Act and tearing down those barriers of discrimination for all so that we all could feel that we were entitled to those same opportunities wherever we traveled, regardless of whether it was in the North or South, regardless of the community and its boundaries. Yesterday they actually provided an award posthumously to Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King for their efforts during that era and I think that is profound and significant, particularly in light of how controversial those efforts were made by many in that time frame. They alone were not simply the ones who articulated a need for that Civil Rights Act. There were many, many others from many civil rights organizations. Ray Wilkins of the NAACP, James Farmer of CORE, Whitney Young of the Urban League, and many, many others that joined in that effort. My father was a part of that effort and of course I was able to see so much of what occurred. And of course there is always that anniversary of the loss of civil rights workers in Mississippi. Goodman, Schwerner, Chaney. Of course I happen to know their families intimately, particularly Goodman whose sister was a schoolmate of mine. Chaney's brother was someone I knew well, we were in school together. So these commemorations mean something to me. I don't take lightly the missing of a day from these chambers, but when a 50th anniversary comes along, I'm not sure I'll see the next 50 or the next 25 so I thought it was important to be in Washington yesterday. But one thing that I would ask that we do in adjourning today is that we do so in recognition and honoring all those that work in a bipartisan way to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act. It is a very important piece of legislation and likewise in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and Correta Scott King who received awards in our nation's capitol yesterday. Thank you. SPEAKER CHANGES. Thank you Senator. Is there any further business to come before the Senate? Now the the chair recognizes Senator Burger for a motion. SPEAKER CHANGES. Thank you Mr. President. I now move that the senate do adjourn, and in response to the suggestion of Senator McKissick in honor of those individuals who work, and continue to work tirelessly for civil rights in America and in North Carolina. That we now adjourn subject to messages from The House and the governor, the introduction referral and re-referral of bills and resolutions, the receipt and re-referral of committee reports, the ratification of bills and appointment of conferees, and to reconvene on Thursday, June 26th 2014 at 11 a.m. NEW SPEAKER: The motion is the senate now adjourned subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger to reconvene Thursday June 26 at 11 a.m. seconded by Senator McKissick. All in favor say Aye. Opposed No. The Ayes have it. The senate stands adjourned.