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Senate | August 14, 2014 | Chamber | Senate Session

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Senate will come to order. sergeant at arms will close the doors, members will go to their seats. Senators without objection our prayer and journal approval will be postponed until they 7pm session. Senator Harrington is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Mr. President I move that the senate now recess subject to messages from the house and the governor, the referral and the re-referral of bills and resolutions, the receipt of conference reports and the appointment of conferees to reconvene today at 7pm. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. The Senate will stand in recess subject of the stipulations stated by senator harrington until 7pm. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. senate will come to order argent at arms will close the doors members will go to their seats. Members and guest of the gallery will please silence all electronic devices. Members and guest of the gallery will now please stand for our prayer . Let us bow our heads and our hearts in prayer . Dear lord we come before you this evening as servants and in these quite moments we acknowledged our humility and dependence on you and give thanks for the great honor and privilege you have given us to serve you and the people in this fine body of democracy. We acknowledged oh lord how fleeting is time and how humble we are in the scheme of your unfathomable eternity.Therefore in all of this we give you thanks for blessings to numerous to name and we give you thanks for your empowering thanks and above all we give you thanks for your great mercy and grace. In your sons precious name we pray,Amen. Senator burger is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you Mr. President. The journal of Wednesday August 13th 2014 has been examined and is found to be correct. I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and it stand approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Without objection the journal of August 13th 2014 stands approved as written. Leaves of absences have been requested and with your approval are granted for senators: Bingham,Daniel,Jim Davis, Parmin,Pate,Graham,Jenkins,Robinson and Tucker. If there are no courtesies with the gallery we will go to reports of standing committees. Of what purpose does senator Apodaca arise. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Mr. President send forth a rules committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. You may send forth a report, Senator Apodaca. The cloak will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Apodaca for the rules committee submits a passage, house bill 718 committee substitute number one, ?? substitute number one ?? senate committee substitute bill titled,A joint motion providing for the joinment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. New Title. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Clerk will read [SPEAKER CHANGES]. an act to insure that local schools administrative unit have adequate funds to hire teacher assistance for the 2014-2015 school year and to clarify the quarter cent local option sales tax authority for public education. house joint resolution 1276 committee substitute number one ?? to senate substitute joint resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Calendar. Senator Apodaca for what reason

You’re right. [SPEAKER CHANGES] There’s a new title. A Joint Resolution providing for adjournment Sine Die of the 2013 regular session of the General Assembly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. Senator Apodaca. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President a motion please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized to make his motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members, I move that Rules be suspended in that any bills reported in tonight will be placed on tonight’s calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so moved. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, additional motion, if I may. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You’re recognized for an additional motion, Senator Apodaca. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Senate Bill 884, 2014 appointments bill’s currently in the Committee on Rules, I move it be removed from the Committee on Rules and placed on tonight’s calendar for consideration. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so moved. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. An additional motional if I may. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You are recognized, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Senate Bill 729, Coal Ash Management Act of 2014, currently in the Committee on Rules. I move that it be removed from Rules and placed on tonight’s calendar for concurrence vote. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so moved. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca. You are recognized for a motion, if you would like to make a motion regarding recess. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members, we’re waiting to get a little more paperwork in so I move that the Senate do hereby recess to 7:45, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, may I have a moment, a quick moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You are recognized for a moment of personal privilege, Senator Apodaca. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, seems like yesterday Lincoln was sworn in to his second presidency and you were just a freshman coming down from Hickory. It’s absolutely amazing how the years go by quickly, but with all that being said, we’re going to miss you. You’ve done a great job and the state of North Carolina thanks you, we thank you, and all the best. Come back and see us often. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’d just like to say this. You folks are awfully, awfully kind. I really think its backwards. I need to be standing up here and thanking you all for everything instead of the other way around. I can assure you, just the privilege and the honor of being allowed to serve in public office and serve the people and to serve with folks as incredibly fine as you all are is definitely its own reward and I don’t need anything else. Thank you very much. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. I need to amend my motion if I might, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] That we recess subject to the reporting in of committee reports. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Very good. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does Senator Brown rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] An announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown, you are recognized to make your announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Republicans will caucus during the recess. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I think one moment please. For what purpose does Senator Blue rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To sort of echo Senator Brown’s announcement. Democrats will caucus during recess. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Well there aren’t too many of you, but whatever there are we can get. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, sir. For what reason does my good friend Senator Blue arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I was going to make an announcement earlier that watching you preside and then watching you pray, and I would commit to do whichever one you thought you wanted to do for the next 30 years, but I might not make that announcement if you keeping making those snide remarks. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All right, Senate’s in recess. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] 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.

Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, motion relative to calendar. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, I move that we bring House Bill 718 to the top of the calendar for immediate consideration. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. Senators, we’ll be starting with public bills on second reading. House Bill 718. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 718, Ensure Adequate Funds for TAs/Rev Allocation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Senator Hise, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hise has the floor to speak to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, members of the committee...Thank you, Mr. President, members of the Senate. This bill simply comes together for two things. One, this is a fix, a change, sorry, in the policies for the TAs that will allow school boards who moved funds in the previous year to shift that same amount of funds increased by 2% from the teacher allotment to open ended funding and do that at the average teacher salary versus the minimum teacher salary as was the change in the budget. There’s some other changes relative to 1224 that deal with the technical parts of the amount of funds under the new tax the counties have control over and this makes sure that that’s clear and understanding that its just the funding of the new tax and doesn’t apply to all appropriations. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To send forward an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein, 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, members of the Senate. I appreciate that you all are bring forward this technical fix to a couple of provisions in the appropriations bill as it relates to education and I’ve got one more. What this does is ensure that we do, here when we budget, what we’ve done since we’ve been doing budget. At least, I can’t imagine, the last 50 years, which is the base budget includes enrollment growth. That whenever we live in a growing state, we live in a wonderful state. People want to move here. Every year, more kids are going to our schools and every year for the last 50 years, that enrollment growth is part of the base budget. With the budget as you all have written it, it means that if we don’t fund it, and now we have to fight for it each and every year, that we’re going to have larger class sizes, more kids in the classroom, and fewer teachers. This just ensures we do what we’ve always done, put it in the base budget and it’s a technical fix just like the last one. I look forward to your support. Thank you. Happy to take any questions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor to speak to the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You know, I don’t know what I just heard because it’s about as far from reality as the truth can be. We’re still going to have teachers in classroom. Actually we cut class size, didn’t we coach? In many grades. I just don’t understand where these misgivings or these untruths come from and it’s kind of disturbing at this late hour that we have to listen to that, so I move that this do hereby lay upon the table. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Second. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock seconds it. The amendment lays upon the table. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Point of parliamentary inquiry. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, we have to make a vote on the lay upon the table. If that’s what your rising for. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The question was, is this a debatable motion? Can we discuss the impacts of this? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Not debatable, Senator. We do have to take a vote on it. We will have…it’ll be one electronic vote, Senator. We’ll have one electronic vote. The question before the Senate is the motion to table amendment one. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. 25 having voted in the affirmative and 14 in the negative. Hartsell, aye. Gunn, aye. Do we have any others? This is not showing up correctly on my dashboard. Do we have anybody here from technology, from IT that can look at this dashboard?

OK, I think we got it cleared up. Senators, final vote was 27-13 in favor of the motion. The Amendment 1 lays upon the table. The bill un-amended is back before the body. Senator Blue, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Send forth an amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Blue, you can send forward your amendment. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Blue proposes to amend a bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Blue is recognized to explain his amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I think that House Bill, the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill 718 is a much needed solution to some of the problems that have been pointed out to us about the budget bill. It fixes the problem with the TA's and some of the other issues that we've all heard about. It also clarifies what can happen with a quarter cent sales tax, which is good. With the County Commissioners having some greater authority over it. But there's one bad thing in this bill. And the bad this is, we've acknowledged there are things we need to fix in the budget bill, and especially this issue with the Teacher's Assistants. And we put in this bill that we are willing to fix that. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Blue, I hate to interrupt you here, but the bill was not drafted correctly. If you could come up to the dais please and initial this, we'll let you have your full time when you go back, but it's not showing up on the dashboard for the members because it was drafted with the wrong numbers. So, if we'd get it initialed and changed. Thank you, Senator. Senator Blue, you can continue or start over if you prefer. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. No, that'd simply reiterate everything I just said. The one thing that's bad about this bill is we acknowledge that we need to fix this problem with the Teacher's Assistants. All of us probably have probably heard from our Superintendents or our Chief Financial Officers in these school districts that say that, you know, you got this confusion as to what they can do with regards to hiring them, or keeping them and paying them, and all of that. So, we acknowledge that this is a genuine fix for it, but while acknowledging that we say that we are willing to fix it, but we are only willing to fix it if the House passes another bill that's totally unrelated to this fix that we all acknowledge needs to be done. What we say in this bill, that it's only effective if the House annex House Bill 1224. 1224 has all kinds of things in it, it has various taxes and other things. I think the House voted, 85 to 20 or 30, not to accept. So, if we genuinely believe that we need to fix this bill so that our school districts can operate efficiently, so that they can pay the Teacher's Assistants, so they can keep the Teacher Assistants and trade them out with the Teachers, or however they best think to do it, then we ought to let that stand on its own bottom. If the only thing that this

does. It takes out this proviso that says that we’re willing to fix it, but we’re only willing to fix it if the House is willing to drink some castor oil that they have said they don’t want to drink. I think that the problem is important enough that we ought to fix it without trying to tell the House what they got to do on an unrelated bill. I move the adoption of the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak to the amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown, you have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I think it’s important to know that 1224 is an important piece, I think, for education. Probably one of the most important pieces that we can get passed in this session because what it will do is it will allow the counties across the state to put forward to its citizens in a referendum, the opportunity to pass a quarter cent sales tax to be spent on education and that has a lot of flexibility on how it can be spent in flexibility, whether it’s on teacher’s pay or it may be school buildings or could be community colleges. It has a lot of flexibility in it. I think it gives counties another avenue to raise revenue for education instead of property tax and I think that most counties would support it. I would ask that you defeat this amendment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the adoption of amendment two. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Hartsell, no. Barringer, aye. 17 having voted in the affirmative and 23 in the negative. Meredith. Meredith, no. We’re still having issues with the board here. Anybody else? Everyone look to the board. Make sure your votes are correct before I call it. Anybody else want to change their vote? 16 having voted in the…Cook. Cook, no. Can we get the lights back up there again please. Everybody check their votes on the board please. The final vote. 15 having voted in the affirmative and 25 in the negative, amendment two does not pass. The bill unamended is back before the body. Is there any further discussion or debate? Senator Stein, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein, you have the floor to speak to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I was perfectly prepared to support this bill even though you all didn’t deal with the ADM issue that you should and that will, on a going forward basis, ensure that we are not guaranteeing our school systems that the counties can plan on future population grow. Set that aside. Ya’ll are playing political games. You’re saying to the House, if you actually care about TAs and not firing TAs before this November election, you’ve got a gun to your head. You have to take a bill that you’ve already indicated by a supermajority that you don’t think is good policy. There’s a lot of reasons that 1224 isn’t good policy. We don’t need to re-debate it all again. We know what you’re doing to Forsyth, we know what you’re doing to Wake County. You’re saying to the House, you have to fire TAs or put up with our bad bill. That’s a terrible way to govern and I oppose this bill because of it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Senator Tillman, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak briefly on the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tillman has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein, every school system received money on their ADM projection for the teachers that they would need. We do that projected for the next year. They’ve got their money in hand. They also get money for the TAs. Now, we gave them the flexibility to take that money for TAs and teachers and interchange it however they wanted to. Now they got smart in the game and they started exchanging and taking dollars for the teacher money and taking it at the average teacher salary rather than a zero which we changed it to so they wouldn’t scam the system. I was a part of that in the school time, and yet we took the higher paid, locally paid…or state paid teachers and shifted the positions for lower paid positions and we did that all the time.

you take and pay locally the Teachers that are state paid, and you pay them this salary and you pick up dollars that way. Now, since they all had the money, about 100 million dollars of that last year was not used for Teacher's Assistants. In most cases, they took and hired Teachers, additional Teachers, although they had what the allotment called for. So, they choose to take that in many school systems, and I checked with the Superintendents. I said, how much money did you shift from TA's to Teachers? And it was several hundred thousand dollars for systems, about $100,000 across the state. So they took that, and now they're crying and saying, oh, we're short on TA's. I said, well how much money did you shift? I said, shift that back and take those extra Teachers you hired and have normal class sizes, rather than the 10 or 15 you can have, or coaches, or mentors, and so forth. So, they took the flexibility we gave them, used it the way they wanted to use it. So, to say that we're taking Teacher Assistants out of the classroom is not true. The money is there, they can put it where they choose. Now they want us to cover their sins and to put this money back. Now, you can say that's being fair, Senator Blue, but I'm saying they took the money and used it where they wanted to. Now we've got a fix in there for one year to put this back so they can all say we've got all our money now for the TA's, and so they'll put it where they want to. But they had that flexibility, they wanted it, I think they should have it, but that's what they did with the money. So when they're crying that we're short of TA's ask them where the money went. It went into classrooms or other areas. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Do we have any further discussion or debate? Hearing none. The question before the Senate is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 718 on its second reading. All in favor will vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Everybody look to the board, quickly. 34 having voted in the affirmative and 6 in the negative. Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 718 passes its second reading. Without objection, it will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. The North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Any further discussion or debate? Hearing none. The question before the Senate is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 718 on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. Opposed, no. They ayes have it. The Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 718 passes its third reading. It will be sent to the House for concurrence in the Senate Committee Substitute. House Joint Resolution 182. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator Berger, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Before the clerk reads that bill in, I would request a moment of privilege out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. Senator, you have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES]. OK. Thank you, Mr. President. Members of the Senate, we've been here for a long time and we've passed a lot of legislation, and we're about to take up three adjournment resolutions. I just wanted to spend a moment to talk a little bit about where we are, because we are finishing up this session even though we've passed a number of things with several unresolved issues. Among them are Medicaid reform and Coal Ash legislation. And I think we can all agree that both of those items need to be addressed. Also, you've heard some discussion about 1224, that's a bill that was sent over to the House with bipartisan support on the Senate side. However, we are a part-time Legislature, and as a part-time Legislature folks are entitled, and their families expect them to be home by a certain time. You have commitments, you have other jobs for the most part, and the time has come for us to adjourn and allow our members to go home, and allow our families to spend some time with the folks that spend so much time here. For that reason, the primary reason we're here today is to vote to adjourn. We're optimistic that the House will agree to the terms the Senate recommended earlier this month that we conclude all substantive business until a special session on both Medicaid reform and Coal Ash mitigation in November. My home town of Eden has spent a good bit of effort and time over the past several months dealing daily with the consequences of Coal Ash. I understand the gravity of that problem, and believe fixing it to be a top priority. I know that Senator Apodaca and a number of other folks have spent a great deal of time dealing with the legislation

?? that we worked on here in the Senate. It was passed in the Senate with every single member of this chamber agreeing. The Senate passed a strong Coal Ash bill that would give North Carolina the strictest regulations on Coal Ash in the nation and be the only state that be required the closing of every Coal Ash pond. But Coal Ash is, and we expected to be, a highly complex issue. We hope to be able to come back in November and continue to work to fix that problem and to fix it in a way that is productive and something that the people of North Carolina will appreciate. At this time, the Senate’s going to take up three resolutions to provide flexibility on the terms of adjournment so that we have an adjournment that will actually take place. One resolution will call for the Senate to adjourn citing no further legislative meetings for the rest of the year. A second resolution will adjourn until the previously agreed to November session on Medicaid reform as called for in the state budget. Then the third resolution will be until a special session in November that allows us to take up both Medicaid reform and Coal Ash mitigation. Let’s be clear. The Senate’s preference is, as we’ve said all along, to adjourn until special session in November that allows us to take up Medicaid reform and Coal Ash legislation to mitigate the Coal Ash issue, but it’s time for the session to end and that’s why we’re giving the House maximum flexibility and the choice of adjournment. We are optimistic they will agree to adjourn until a special session in November so that we can take up Coal Ash legislation and take up Medicaid reform, but it will be up to them and, again, we are hopeful that they’ll take up the adjournment resolution that allows the most flexibility. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Motion relative to the calendar, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, if we could, I’d like to rearrange the order in which we’re going to hear this bills. They were listed incorrectly. We’d like to start with House Joint Resolution 1276 followed by House Joint Resolution 182 and then finish with House Bill 901. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, so ordered. House Joint Resolution 1276. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Joint Resolution 1276. Adjournment Sine of Die. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca’s recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President, members. We just heard the Pro Tempore speak about the three bills. This is the first one. This would be the sine die that would just close us down and come back for those of us that get to come back in January, so I ask for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute to House Joint Resolution 1276 on its second reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. 36 having voted in the affirmative and 4 in the negative, the Senate Committee Substitute to House Joint Resolution 1276 passes its second reading and without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute to House Joint Resolution 1276 on its third reading. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed no. The ayes have it. Senate Committee Substitute to House Joint Resolution 1276 passes its third reading, it will be sent to the House for concurrence in the Senate Committee Substitute. House Joint Resolution 182. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Joint Resolution 182, Adjournment. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members, this is the second adjournment resolution no different from the first, except this brings us back in November to handle Medicaid. Maybe the four negative Nellies that didn’t like the other one, might prefer this one. If not, we’ll have another one for them to look at. I ask for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of the Senate Committee Substitute to House Joint Resolution 182 on its second reading. All in favor vote aye, all opposed vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote.

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Senator Apodaca has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Senator Berger has appointed the hardest working man in the Senate, Senator Apodaca as chair, Senators Berger, semi-works and Senator Wade who works hard as members of the conference committee on Senate Bill 729, Coal Ash Management Act of 2014. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Soucek, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] A moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Soucek has the floor for a moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. While we were back in session, a while back, I received inquiries from many of you about two staff members from Samaritan’s Purse who had contracted ebola overseas and I wanted to give you a little bit of information. We have both of them back in the United States, both of them have turned the corner, one is almost released from the hospital and the other one is expected to fully recover. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers on that. One piece of information, there’s been so much national media on this with staff that we’ve had in West Africa and coming back, and the risk. We have been in contact with the CDC and with the parameters and what we know about ebola, the risk is infinitesimally small. It is completely containable in a western medical environment. Every precaution has been met or exceeded to make sure there is no danger to this country or this community and that continues to be the case. We do ask that you continue your thoughts and prayers for the thousands of people in West Africa who don’t have western medicine who are suffering from a disease that has a 50 to 90% chance that you will die if you contract so thank you for your time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator. Any other notices or announcements? Any further business to come before the Senate? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Berger. [SPEAKER CHANGES] A couple of announcements. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] First, members, as far as our schedule is concerned, we’re going to adjourn to tomorrow morning at ten o’clock. We still have one more bill that we intend to vote. It is a conference report on the regulatory reform measures. I believe information about that bill’s been shared with the minority party and we intend to vote that tomorrow morning. We would do it tonight, but I was told that it would probably be sometime after 9:15 or 9:30 before we had all the paperwork on that, so rather than wait around, and we’re going to need to be here tomorrow anyway. We’ll do that at ten o’clock. So far as I know, that should be all the business that we have tomorrow, at least formal business. If something else comes up, we’ll make sure we let folks know. Second announcement, Mr. President. We do have some members who have decided that they’re going to retire. Several of them are here. We have cake and refreshments that will be served in the quadrant outside these doors of the Senate and encourage you all to be there, especially if you’re one of the retirees, it’s mandatory attendance, Senator Walters. Mr. President, if there’s no...I’ll wait to see if there’s any other announcements. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Do we have any further business to come before the Senate? If not, the chair recognized Senator Berger for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the Senate do now adjourn subject to messages from the House and the Governor, the referral and re-referral of bills and resolutions, receipt of conference reports, ratification bills and appointment of conferees to reconvene on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10 AM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion is that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger to reconvene Friday, August 15th at 10 AM seconded by Senator Apodaca. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed say no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned.