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Senate | July 14, 2014 | Chamber | Session

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[Speaker changes.] Senate will come to order. Sargent-at-arms will close the doors. Members will go to their seats. Members and guests of the gallery will please silence all electronic devices. Leading the Senate in prayer is Senator Tommy Tucker. All members and guests in the gallery will please stand. [Speaker changes.] Let us pray. Father, we just wanna pause today to say thank you. Thank you, Lord for the freedom that you give us. Forgive us Father when we take for granted the price that's been paid for us to be free and to come together and to be able to deliberate over the people's business. We pray for everyone in this chamber but, Lord, most of all we just thank you for the peace that we have in our lives. Father, we are just so grateful to you and we pray for the men and women and children of Israel and Gaza that are within the sound of a siren, which means that they have sixty seconds to find cover. Father, the men and women that pay the price for us to be able to be free and to be able to stand here...it's beyond what we can fathom. Lord, your grace, your love...you're a good God and we acknowledge that. We pray your wisdom and discernment in the decisions that we make and may we honor you in all we do and say. In Christ's name, Amen. [Group Amen.] [Speaker changes.] Senator Pate???? is recognized for a motion. [Speaker changes.] Mister President, the journal of Thursday, July 10th, 2014, has been examined and is found to be correct. I move that the Senate dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stand approved as written. [Speaker changes.] Members will come to order. Without objection, the journal of Thursday, July 10th, 2014, stands approved as written. Members' leaves-of-absence are granted today for Senators Newton, Soucek, and ????. Members, our nurse-of-the-day is in the back of the chamber, Janice Garner of Clayton, North Carolina, serving the General Assembly today. Thank you, Nurse ???. [Applause.] [Speaker changes.] Mister President? [Speaker changes.] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [Speaker changes.] Motions please. [Speaker changes.] You have the floor. [Speaker changes.] Thank you, Mister President. Members, on tonight's calendar, Senate Bill 853, Business Court Modernization Act, be removed from tonight's calendar and placed on Wednesday's calendar. [Speaker changes.] Without objection. [Speaker changes.] Thank you, Mister President. House Bill 1155, Pinehurst Annexation, currently in state and local government, asked it be removed and referred to committee on finance. [Speaker changes.] Without objection. So ordered. [Speaker changes.] House Bill 1212, Burlington Charter Revision, currently committee on state and local, asked that it be removed and referred to committee on finance. [Speaker changes.] Without objection. So ordered. [Speaker changes.] House Bill 1154, Moore County Schools transfer of property, currently state and local, asked that it be removed and referred to committee on finance. [Speaker changes.] Without objection. So ordered. [Speaker changes.] Members, upon the motion of Senator Joyce Krawiec of Forsyth and Yadkin Counties, Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Dr. Lynn Alred ??? Dr. Allred ?? is the father of one of our pages this week, M??? Allred?? and is also a member of the Yadkin County School Board. Dr. Allred??, if you're in the gallery, if you'd please stand. (Applause) Members, also in the gallery today, or at least, I saw her just a few minutes ago, was Beth Braswell??? Miss Braswell??? formerly served the General Assembly in the Senate. My understanding...one of her children is also a page this week. Beth, welcome back. (Applause.) Members, calendar, public bills for Concurrent Senate Bill 729. Clerk will read. [Speaker changes.] Senate Bill 729. Coal Ash Management Act of 2014. [Speaker changes.] Senator Apodaca is recognized. [Speaker changes.] Thank you, Mister President. Members, I think everybody here is pretty well aware of the changes the House made. There were four or five but the two that I wanna concentrate on are the House Bill allowed Diener??? to give a variance on timelines and also the House allowed Coal Ash Commission to be housed in Diener??? instead of Department of Public Safety.

[0:00:00.0] Division of Emergency Management those two things really damage this bill in my opinion. So, I’m gonna ask everyone if you would please vote not to concur so we can go to conference and straight this out. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate on the motion? The question for the Senate is the motion to concur in Senate Bill…The House Committee Substitute Senate Bill 729. All in favor of concurrence will vote aye, all oppose will vote no, the sponsor asked that you vote no, five seconds will be allowed for the voting, the clerk will record the vote. None having voted in the affirmative and 46 having voted in the negative, the motion to concur is defeated and the house will be so notified. Senate Bill 794 the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 794: Disapprove Industrial Commission Rules. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. The difference what the house is sent back to us as they have added a new section, Section 8 and what Section 8 does is as it directs the conference of Chief District Judges to describe uniform statewide ___[01:20] guidelines for the computation of retroact of child support obligations this was non-controversial and it was originally in House Bill 1092 ___[01:31] this is supported by the family section debarment and the conference of Chief District Judges. So, I would ask that you vote to concur. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the Senate is the motion to concur in the House Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 794, all in favor of the motion will vote aye, all oppose will vote no, the sponsor asked that you vote aye, five seconds will be allowed for the voting, the clerk will record the vote. 47 having voted in favor and none against the motion to concur passes and the house will be so notified and it will be enrolled and sent to the Governor. Members now, it is the time for the introduction of our pages for the week if the pages will come to the front of the chamber for introduction. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pages served in the chamber this week ____[03:16] bill, Davis ___[03:20] Arena, Candis Brown, Riley, Ruskin Davis, Riley, Aadam Fluken___, Pleasant Garden [03:27], ___ [03:28], Garden, ___[03:30] Henny, Corry Hood, done, Taylor Hood, done, ___[03:34] McNeil, Riley, Ruth Parsons, Riley, Richard ___[03:41] Rocksberg, Jordan Regan, Carry, Erin Ray, Riley, Carle Robertson, Carry, McCall Smith, Holly Springs, Charles Vendoc, Riley, ___ William, Henderson. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The pages we thank you for your services week for being here, we hope that you will take time to spend sometime with your sponsor and ask any questions that you might have, we are sure that if history is any indication that this will be a memorable week for you. Notices and announcements, Senator Apodaca… [SPEAKER CHANGES] An announcement please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President, members of the rules committee is that time of the year again you made it kicks up days again shorten and hopefully we are going home soon. So, roles committee will meet tomorrow morning 09:00 AM keeping eye on your computer these are the three bills on your desk so far scheduled but it maybe additional ones prior to midnight, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President… [0:04:59.4] [End of file…]

[0:00:00.0] Senator Richard for what purpose you ask? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Reminder to all members of the Senate Finance that we do have a meeting tomorrow at 10 o ‘clock at 544LOB and you see the bills that are on there and I don’t know we may have to had a few more but they will be noticed appropriately, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator ___[00:26] for what purpose you ask? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President for a moment of Personal Privilege I would like to ask the members to remember. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Parmon in their prayers her husband passed away on Saturday and I would like to ask that we adjourn today in his honor at the appropriate time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator ___[01:00] what purpose you ask? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make an announcement concerning conference committees Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President Senator Burger appoints the following Senators to the Conference Committee on House Bill 366 North Carolina Form Act of 2014, Senator Brent Jackson, Chair, Senator Andrew Brock, Senator Stein Bingham, Senator Wade Gun, Senator Michael Walters, additionally Senator Burger appoints the following Senators to the Conference Committee on House Bill 1048 AG Selection Criteria, NCNG amendments, Senator Ronald Rabin, Chair; Senator Dan Soucek, Senator Norman Sanderson, Senator Wesley Meredith, Senator Clark Jenkins. Senator Burger also appoints the following Senators to the Conference Committee on Senate Bill 163: Reclaimed water as a Source Water. Senator Fletcher L. Hartsell, Chair, Senator Brent Jackson, Senator Andrew Brock, Senator Jim Davis, Senator Gene McLaurin, thank you Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Are there further notices and announcements before the business come for the Senate? Hearing, the Chair recognizes Senator Pate for the motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President I understand that our first session tomorrow is going to be a skeleton session and then we will have a further session later on in the afternoon. With that in mind I move that the Senate do now adjourn to the memory of Mr. Albert Parmon husband Senator Parmon subject to messages from the House and the Governor, the re-referral, referral and re-referral of bills and resolutions and appointment of conferees to reconvene on Tuesday July 15, 2014 at 09:30 AM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion is that the Senate do now adjourn in memory of Albert Parmon subject to the stipulation stated by Senator Pate to reconvene on Tuesday July 15, 2014 at 09:30 AM seconded by Senator ___[03:20], all in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All oppose no, the ayes have it and the Senate stands adjourn. [0:03:26.0] [End of file…]