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House | February 23, 2015 | Chamber | House Session

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Is the House for [??] . Thank you. [Alarm sounds] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Everyone can view these for about two minutes. It would not be a good thing to start early because then all of our proceedings would probably be invalid today. Members will take their seats. Visitors will retire from the chamber. The sergeant will close the door. Members and visitors will please silence all electronic devices. The prayer will be offered by Representative Holley. Members and guests in the gallery will please stand and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Good morning. Before I get into the prayer, I would like to read a little daily meditation. It's called I Must Go Shopping. I think the women can relate to this one. I must go shopping. I'm completely out of generosity and want to get some. I also want to exchange the self-satisfaction that I picked up the other day for some real humility. They say it wears better. I want to look for tolerance, which is worn as a wrap this season. I saw some samples of kindness and I'm a little low on that right now. One can't get too much of it. I must try to match some patience. I saw it on the frame and it was so becoming. I must remember to get my sense of humor mended and keep my eyes open for some inexpensive goodness. Yes, I must go shopping today. Let us pray. Dear Lord, thank you for giving us another day. Please bless our families, friends, community, state and country. We're here today as legislators with a purpose and a mission. Lawmaking is an awesome responsibility. We know you understand because you have given us the best laws to live by. They're called the ten commandments. Help us follow your lead to fulfill this responsibility with integrity, character and unselfish love for the people we serve. Please be with each other this [??] in our hearts and spirits as we make sometimes very difficult decisions. Help us keep your commandments and laws as an example of how and why we should do our jobs, with real humility, tolerance, kindness, patience, and yes, some unexpected, inexpensive goodness. Thank you, Lord, for all you do. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Amen. 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. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, the journal for February 19th has been examined and found to be correct. I move that it be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett moves that the journal for February 19th be approved as written. Those in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] 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, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Dear Speaker Moore. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 143B926 I am pleased to nominate Mr. Berndhardt, Warren BW Collier the second to serve as the Director of the North Carolina State Buearu of Investigation. Mr. Collier has a distinguished career with the SBI and has served as Acting Director since August 2014. Under his leadership, the SBI has made tremendous progress and I urge his confirmation. Included you will find biographical information for Mr. Collier and the required disclosure forms. Please feel free to contact my staff for any additional information. Sincerely, Pat McCrory, Governor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Introduction of bills and resolutions, the clerk. That last notice is referred to the Committee on Rules. Introduction of bills and resolutions, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 94, Representative Presnell, School calendar flexibility, certain school systems. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Education, K-12. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 95, Representatives West, Hager. Tribal alcoholic beverage control. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Alcoholic Beverage Control and if favorable to finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 96, Representative L. Hall, Charter school financial responsibility.

Judiciary one, if favorable to Regulatory Reform, if favorable Education K-12. For the information of the body, House Bill 47, short title Youth Career Connect by Representatives Brody and Horne has received a serial referral to Appropriations. The clerk will read changes to committee assignments. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speaker Moore makes the following committee assignment, Representative Hardister, appointed as vice-chair on Appropriations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Notices and announcements, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Committee on Appropriations, Transportation, jointly, Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 8:30am, rooms 1228, 1327, LoB. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further notices and announcements. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Committee on Transportation, Tuesday February 24, 2015, 12:00 PM, Room 643, LOB. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further notices and announcements? If not, Representative Torbett is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker I move the House do now adjourn to reconvene Tuesday, February 24th at 2:00 pm. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett moves, seconded by Representative McNeill, that the House adjourn to reconvene on Tuesday, February 24th at 2:00 PM. Those in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those opposed will say no. The ayes have it and the House stands adjourned. [Gavel bangs] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Press the button on here and the Speaker would say