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Senate | July 1, 2016 | Chamber | Senate Convenes

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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. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Senators, we don't have any house keeping things to do so we can jump right back in the calendar here, starting with local bills for concurrence, Senate bill 132, the clerk will read. >> Senate bill 132, Columbia election [UNKNOWN] >> Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the senate is the motion to concur on house committee substitute, to Senate Bill 132. All in favor vote aye, opposed will vote no. Five second will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] Gunn. >> Aye. >> Smith-Ingram. >> Aye. >> Alexander. >> Aye. Hise, Blue, aye, 41 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative. The Senate concurs and House committee substitute Senate Bill 132 and it will be enrolled. Moving on to public Bills, second reading. Senate joint resolution 903. The Clerk will read. >> Mr. President? >> Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? >> I'd love to do it right now but lets just move it to the end of the calendar please, Senate Joint Resolution 903. >> Without objection so ordered. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Moving on to public bills for concurrence. Senate Bill 326. The Clerk will read. >> Senate Bill 326 Local Government Building Structures Inspection. >> Senator Gunn is recognized to explain the bill. >> Thank you, Mr. President. We've had this bill before us and we've cleaned it up a lot . What this will do is we have found that many cities have gotten really livid strong hand handed when it comes to inspections are hanged for the rental housing industry, what this bill is going to do and we have worked with the cities as a matter of fact Senate Meyer's area was a little bit concerned about it and we worked with him and they have in fact are not opposed to this bill but what this would do is it will change some of the requirements or mandates that were put on landlord as it relates to inspections of rental housing, they were in the process of charging rental registration fees, they were actually taking up anybody who had a home and when they required an inspection, and a registration of each of those rental homes,they had taken it a little too far. Now what it will do though is it will still keep in place many of the safeguards for bad landlords. There's blighted areas which we know they have.They still have the right to require these inspections in blighted areas. We've defined what the blighted area is a little bit. It also enacts us specific protections like mandatory registration for problem properties, registration fees for properties to help support the programs and allows clean up programs to be enacted by local governance without first finding individual housing violations. So this really is a bill that is kinda level the playing field. It certainly takes care of bad actors, bad landlords, but at the same time it stop the government for reaching too far into what should be just a normal tenant landlord relationship. I would be glad to answer any questions. I will tell you that bill summary does an excellent job .Thank you, appreciate your support. >> Senator Van Duyn [UNKNOWN] >> To ask Senator Gunn a question. >> Senator Gunn do you yield? >> I do. >> Senator Duyn did I hear you right that you said the legal municipalities was in favor of this bill ? >> They're not thrilled with this plea. I certainly did not but I'll you that we work with all the leagues and all the cities we have actually had this in front of us I believe it was last year, but there was some specific concerns with some cities that it was really written maybe a little bit too strong to the landlord. I think Fable was the one that had the most concern of all cuz of a certain program they have But we did work with our cities and municipalities to make sure

that we just found a good workable solution. So I think they're fine. Certainly no endorsements. >> Senator Woodard for a purpose you rise? >>Speaker on the bill. >> Senator Woodard you have the floor to speak to the bill. >> Thank you Mr. President I think Senator Gunns good job of summarizing this bill and some of the issues Some of the issues that other municipalities had I talked with legal representatives last night and I will represent their opinions but they are not totally opposed to this, there are a number of cities beyond [UNKNOWN] that also have had some concerns about this, I appreciate the work that the bill sponsors have done and hearing the concerns and addressing those and I believe we've reached a very good place on this bill, we weren't there a year ago, when we first undertook this a year and a half ago, we first undertook this so I would just support the bill. >> Any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, request for the Senate is in motion to concur on House committee substitute Senate bill 326, all in favor vote aye Those opposed no, five seconds will be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote, Apodaca no. [BLANK_AUDIO] 42 having voted in the affirmative and one in the negative, the Senate concurs in house committee substitute the Senate Bill 326, it will be enrolled and sent to the governor. Senate bill 667, clerk will read. >> Senate Bill 667, [UNKNOWN] >> Senator Rucho is recognized to explain the bill. >> Thank you Mr. President, members of the Senate, I explained the bill earlier, Senator Apodaca asked that we hold it back so they could be some additional question The answer tonight just spoke with Senator Blue he seemed to feel that the answers were there and if there are any additional questions, we'll try to answer it, otherwise I would ask you do you support this bill? >> Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none, request for the Senate the motion to concur in the house committee substitute Senate bill 667, all in favor vote aye, oppose will vote no, five seconds to be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] Senator [INAUDIBLE aye. 30 having voted in the affirmative and 13 in the negative, the Senate concurs in the house committee substitute, Senate bill 667 it will be enrolled and sent to the governor. Senate bill 673, clerk will read. >> Senate bill 673, Act of gas, Economy, development infrastructure. >> Senator Apodaca is recognized to explain the bill. >> Mr. President thank you very much I think we're all every familiar with this bill. It's been bouncing around this chamber for the last two years. Plain and simple folks, if we're gonna have a mega site and ever hope to have someone come to our mega site, we're going to have to have natural gas there. And that's what it boils down to There's been a lot of chatter going on that this would cause some people $50,000 more a year, somebody else this. The bottom line is it is a regulated utility by the Utilities Commission and the price is gonna be set by them or approved by them. So I recommend this highly to you, the rest of the bill deals with the specifications to be a mega site and it is what it is and I think we've talked about it enough, so I ask for your support. >> Discussion or debate? Hearing none, question for the Senate is the motion to concur on House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 673, all in favor vote aye, opposed will vote no, five seconds will be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] Bryant. Aye. 34 having voted the affirmative, hold on [BLANK_AUDIO] Senator you've been excused from voting under rule 29 along with Alexander and Blue. Senator Blue for what purpose do you rise? [BLANK_AUDIO] Senator Blue. Listen. Senator Blue I think you're rule 29 as well. At least according to our system. You had a rule 29 submitted. You don't remember that? Okay well let us [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [LAUGH] >> Are you good Senator Blue? >> [INAUDIBLE] >> Okay. [BLANK AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Senator Blue wants to withdraw his rule 29,

Senator Brown do you wanna withdraw your rule 29 on this based on new content? Senator Alexander how about you? > [INAUDIBLE] >> Okay so we'll have to re-vote this is well without those rule 29. So we can clear the board. And bring that back before us again. [BLANK_AUDIO] Okay. There we go. There's no further discussion or debate, question for the senate is the motion in concurrent in the house committee substitute is in the bill 673. All in favor will vote aye, opposed will vote no. Five seconds to be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] 37 having voted in the affirmative and 6 in the negative.The Senate concurs in the house committee substitute senate bill 673 will be enrolled and sent to the governor. Senate bill 865 the clerk will read Senate bill 865 State Health plan administrative changes local government . Senator Sanderson is recognized. >> Thank you Mr. President. The members, the house made one change in this bill, they included at the request of the State Health's plan some data sharing language that would allow them to receive information, the process that would help them in the administration of State health plan and possibility of lowering costs. I would ask that you would concur with the bill. >> Senator Sanderson as you concur do we have any further discussions or debate. Hearing none. Senator Hise. Hearing none question for the senate is the motion to concur on the house committee substitute senate bill 865 all in favor vote aye,opposed will vote no. Five seconds be allowed for the voting and the clerk will record the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Lowe aye. 43 having voted in affirmative and Zero in the negative. The senate concurs in the house committee substitute senate bill 865. It will be enrolled and sent to the governor. Senate Bill 898 clerk will read. >> Senate Bill 898 2016, appointments Bill. >> Senator Apodaca is recognized. >> Thank you Mr. President. Just back from the house they added their appointments I recommend it to you. >> Senator Apodaca I ask you concur do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the senate is the motion to concur in the House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 898, 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. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Smith-Ingram. Aye. 43 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, the senate concurs in the House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 898. It will be enrolled and sent to the governor. [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Mr. President. >> Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? >> Motion please. >> Senator Apodaca, you have the floor for your motion. >> Mr. President, Senate Joint Resolution 903, I move that it be moved from this calendar and Placed on the 4 o'clock supplemental calendar. >> Without objection, without order. [BLANK_AUDIO] That ends our calendar senators. Do we have any notices or announcements? Senator Wade for what purpose do you rise? >> Moment of personal privilege. >> Senator Wade you have the floor for a moment of personal privilege. >> For some of my colleagues that weren't here last at 9 o'clock when we did the session. I had the honor of presiding and I just wanted to thank my colleague that had a few motions and gave me a little lesson on what it's like to preside. And all of you learnt about Rule 27 last night and if some of you don't know, you might look it up. And one other thing I wanted to say Mr. President, I have a real appreciation for your job now and how hard You work up there. >> Thank you Senator. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Thanks. >>[APPLAUSE]>> Do you have any other notices or announcements?Any further business come for the senate ? If not the chair recognizes Senator Berk [BLANK _AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Mr. President I would ask if Senator Apodaca would come back over here for just a moment. >> [LAUGH] >> A moment to approach the privilege.>> You have the floor Senator. >> You know we've had a number of speeches over the past couple of days with folks folks being recognized because they're leaving and I just wanted to spend a minute to talk a little bit about Tom Apodaca and to thank him for his work, for his friendship and for how he has handled himself since he first came here. It was Was really interesting to me that and I actually had an idea as a result of the presentation that was made by Senator Rabin earlier today to Senator Rucho.

Senator Apodaca I have a special gift for you. >> [LAUGH] >> [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] >> A little lame. >> [LAUGH] >> [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] >> [LAUGH] >> Mr. President >> Senator Rucho what purpose do you rise? >> A moment of personal privilge. >> You have the floor Senator Rucho. >> Other than saying yours is bigger than mine >> [LAUGH] >>[LAUGH] [LAUGH] I would just like to say that I was involved with helping to recruit Tom here. And he's become the defend and of course Senator Berger, we worked to get him recruited in here. And all I can say to you is sometimes I do make mistakes. >> [LAUGH] >> Senator Berger is recognized Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the Senate do now recess subject to the standard stipulations set forth in Senate Rule 24.1, the appointment of conferees, receipt of conference reports and House messages and ratification of bills to reconvene at 4 PM today. >> The Senate will and in recess until 4 PM today. [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO] Special message from the House, Mr. President. Pursuant to the information that your honorable body failed to concur in Senate Bill 727 House committee substitute fourth edition, the to be entitled an act to modify the timing of the referendum or [INAUDIBLE] for Moore county request conferees speaker Moore had appointed. Representative Bowes Chair, and Representative McNeil on the part of the house of representatives to confer with like committee appointed by the senate to [INAUDIBLE] the end that the differences arising may be resolved respectfully signed [UNKNOWN]