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House | July 9, 2014 | Chamber | Session

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The House will come to order. Members will take their seats. Visitors will retire from the chamber. The Sergeant-at-Arms will close the doors. Members and visitors will please silence all electronic devices. The prayer will be offered by Representative Avila. Members and visitors in the gallery will please stand and remain standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. Representative Avila. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let us pray. Dear heavenly father, creator and sustainer of life, we come before you today humbled by your love and mercy for us. Each day you grant us countless blessings that we take for granted. Help us to, at least one time in our busy day, stop to honor and thank you. Today, we come before your presence asking for guidance as we complete this session. Our patience is growing thin and our tempers are growing short. In the midst of all the frustration, we ask that you refresh us, give us a calm spirit and a willing heart, with discernment and wisdom in making decisions that affect the lives of so many people in North Carolina. As the great physician, we ask for your healing hand to be placed on members of our assembly who are facing serious health conditions. Grant them your comfort and strength during these trying times. We step forward with boldness to ask that miracles be worked in their bodies. Today, as every day, we raise up our military men and women who willingly protect the freedoms that surround us all. Place a hedge of protection around each one as they serve around the world and at home. Be with their families who also sacrifice so much. Relieve their anxieties and give them comfort when they’re separated from their loved ones. This I pray, in the name of my lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Representative Stam is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, the journal for July 9th has been examined and found to be correct. I move that it be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stam moves that the journal for July 9th be approved as written. Those in favor will say aye, those opposed no. The ayes have it and the journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials or papers addressed to the general assembly or the House. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] July 9th, 2014. Dear Speaker Tillis. Pursuant to North Carolina general statute, subsection 143B-350, I am pleased to recommend Mr. Jeffrey Bashein of Wake County to serve as a Division 5 representative of North Carolina Board of Transportation beginning August 7th, 2014. He will be filling the unexpired term of Michael C. Smith. Included you will find biographical information for the appointee and the required disclosure forms. Individual packets have been provided to each member of the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee. Please feel free to contact my staff for any additional information. Sincerely, Pat McCurry. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The letter will be on file in the clerk’s office. We’d like to, at this time, introduce the nurse of the day. Is she here? The nurse today is Septina Florimonte. We want to thank you for being here today and thank you for your services. If the pages will all come forward. We want to thank you for your service this week, and we hope you have enjoyed this week and learned a whole lot about your state government and how it works. Come back and share it with all your friends at home. Thank you for your service. Notices and announcements. Representative Stam is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I have a motion, Mr. Speaker, after notices.

Representative Pierce. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Could I open the floor for a question, Mr. Speaker? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Go ahead. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For some of our members who are not here today, did you have any idea what the schedule might be like next week? Many of our members are calling, and many of them are not here, so we wanted to be able to give them some clear direction, if you don’t mind, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Session is going to be Monday at four o’clock. I can’t tell you what the rest of the week looks like, but we will have session at four o’clock Monday. Representative Stam. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I move that the House adjourn, subject the ratification of bills and resolution, messages from the Senate, committee reports, conference reports, re-referral of bills and resolution, appointment of conferees, and modifications of the calendar to reconvene on Monday, July 14th at four o’clock p.m. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stam moves, secondary to Representative Hager, that the House adjourn, subject ratification of bills and resolution, messages from the Senate, committee reports, conference reports, re-referral of bills and resolution, appointment of conferees, and modification to the calendar to reconvene on Monday, July 14th at 4 p.m. Those in favor will say aye, opposed no. The ayes have it and the House stands adjourned.