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Senate | March 10, 2015 | Committee Room | Senate Session

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Senate will come to order. Sergeant in arms will close the doors. Members will go to their seats. Members and guests in the gallery will please silence all electronic devices. Leading the Senate in prayer is the Reverend Peter Milner, Senate Chaplain. All members and guests in the gallery will please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let's pray please. Lord, thank you for another day where we can come and bow our heads and even our hearts. Thank you for the grace that flows down on this day when men will run down the court at the ACC tournament, when farmers will plant in the fields, where kids where go to school, and they'll even come here to bless us. We ask for your protection in your flourishing in all these aspects of our society. We look to you for strength. We look to you for guidance. Lord of host, you are the Lord. You uphold our right hand. You say to us, right now, whether we're dealing with money issues or whether we're running a nonprofit, whether we're feeling injustice, where whether we're feeling the tight grip of a poor marriage. Lord, you say to us, do not fear. I will help you. It's in Jesus's name that we pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Berger is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, mister president. The journal of Monday, March 9, 2015 has been examined and found to be correct. I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stands approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, the journal for March 9 stands approved as written. Senators, we have leaves of absence granted today for Senator Apodaca and Senator Blue. We do have a nurse of the day with us today. Shonda Stacy of Zebulon, North Carolina is with us. Nurse Stacy, if you will stand and be recognized. Thanks for serving the Senate today. Senators, upon the motion of Senator Brent Jackson of Sampson County the chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to the Sampson County Junior Leadership Group. If you're with us in the gallery today, please stand and be recognized. Thanks for joining us today. Upon the motion of Senator Trudy Wade of Guilford county, the chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Alamance elementary school. If you are with us today, please stand and be recognized. If you see the folks from Alamance, tell them hello. Upon the motion of Senator Brent Jackson of Samson County, oops, we got that one twice. Let's see here. Upon the motion of Senator Krawiec and Lowe of Forsyth county, the chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Winston-Salem mayor Allen Joines. Mayor Joines, if you are with us, please stand and be recognized today. Senators, on your desk is a memorandum. Everybody should have one of these. If you will take a look at this memorandum today, on the second page is your information that's gonna go on the rule book. If you will all just check that information, make sure it's correct and if there's changes that need to be made, make sure you get that to the clerk's office as soon as possible. Reports of standing committees. Senator Pate, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To submit, to submit committee reports. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator you can send forward your committee reports. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Sorry about all that. [SPEAKER CHANGES] That's okay. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We have a page, please? We have a page, Senator Pate, bring it up himself. There you go. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Pate, healthcare committee submits for passing Senate bill 7, unfavorable as to the bill but favorable as to the committee substitute bill. Allow seating for food stand customers. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 7

Commerce. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Pate for Health Care Committee submits for passage Senate Bill 114, favorable, Custodial parent party cooperate with child support. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 114-J1. Senator Barringer, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]To send forth a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Barringer you can send forth your report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Barringer, the Judiciary 2 Committee submits for passage Senate Bill 53, favorable, City's overgrown vegetation notice. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 53 calendared. Senator Newton, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES]To send forth a committee report. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator, you can send forth your report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Newton, for Judiciary 1 Committee submits for passage Senate Bill 78, unfavorable as to bill but favorable as to Committee Substitute Bill, Off-duty correctional officer concealed carry. Senate Bill 89, unfavorable as to bill but favorable as to Committee Substitute Bill, Disqualification notice, physical sale permit. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 78 and 89 calendared. With no further committee reports we'll move right into the calendar for today. We have two public bills on second reading on our calendar. Senate Bill 60, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 60, No contact order, no expiration. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Bingham is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I was contacted by a parent of a sexual assault victim, this victim was assaulted as a minor and the parent was not advised at the time of the trial that should could get a permanent No-contact Order for her child. Of course, years later this became a problem, now that she's 21, she has to look over her shoulder and be concerned about protecting herself from this person, unfortunately it's her father. Without a No-contact Order, that's exactly what has happened. With this Senate Bill 60, which was discussed at length in J-2 and passed unanimously, this permanent No-contact Oder will resolve this problem, and I would encourage you to support this bill. Thank you ladies and gentlemen, I'll be happy to try to answer any questions. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 60 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. Smith-Ingram, Rabin, 46 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative. Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 60 passes its second reading without objection, it will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES]North Carolina General Assembly enact. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 60 on its third reading, all in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Opposed, no? The aye's have it. Committee Substitute to Senate Bill 60 passes its third reading, it will be sent to the House. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 82, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate Bill 82, A vital records integrity act. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senator Bingham is recognized to speak to the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you Mr. President. Senator Barringer

has framed the amendment. Mr. President, if you don't mind, I think she wouldn't either explain this amendment so we could move on. This is--improve this bill. Thank you, Mr. President. SPEAKER CHANGES Senator Barringer, for what purpose do you rise? SPEAKER CHANGES To send forward an amendment. SPEAKER CHANGES You can send forward your amendment. The clerk will read. SPEAKER CHANGES Senator Barringer moves to amend the bill. SPEAKER CHANGES Senator Barringer is recognized to speak to the amendment. SPEAKER CHANGES Thank you so much. As a bit of background, this particular bill, what it does, is it requires that if there is a document that purports to be a birth record, that the Register of Deeds would actually put on the face of that document, "this document is not an official birth record." In my amendment, at the request of the Register of Deeds Association, and it is a friendly amendment and I agree with it, concur with it too, that the section would be amended to say "this section does not apply to a document or instrument which is attached to real estate documents as an exhibit." Oftentimes there are birth certificates that are attached behind, and it would be onerous for those Register of Deeds to actually go through the document looking for such a document. I urge your support of this amendment. SPEAKER CHANGES Is there any discussion or debate on Amendment 1? Senator Bingham, your microphone's still on, just FYI. If there's no discussion or debate, the question before the Senate is the passage of Amendment 1. All in favor vote aye. Opposed vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Forty-seven having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, Amendment 1 is adopted. The bill, as amended, is back before the body. Senator Bingham, would you like to speak to the bill? SPEAKER CHANGES Thank you, Mr. President, certainly. The local Register of Deeds in my county had someone come to him with an unofficial birth certificate from some country that I couldn't pronounce--I think it had thirty-some letters in it and other things. And so he began to have some concerns about the legitimacy of it, as I would. So he brought this to my attention and I talked with ??, et cetera, and so once this birth certificate--he had to register this--but once it's registered, other governmental agencies rely on it as an official document. So this bill--what this will do, it will have in bold letters, and I think you've probably got a copy of this, it says "this document is not an official birth record." So it will notify other agencies of the danger of what could happen. So there's been other folks who have contacted me have run into the same problem, and so I would urge your support. And we've got some further work that we're intending on doing, research to try to even strengthen this more than we presently have it. So I would encourage you to join me in supporting this bill. Thank you, Mr. President. I'd be happy to try to answer any questions. SPEAKER CHANGES Thank you. Is there any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Senate Bill 82 as amended on its second reading. All in favor vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. Forty-seven having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, Senate Bill 82 as amended passes its second reading and without objection will be 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 Senate Bill 82 as amended on its third reading. All in favor will say aye, opposed no, the ayes have it. Senate Bill 82 as amended passes its third reading. The amendment will be engrossed and it will be sent to the House. SPEAKER CHANGES Mr. President? SPEAKER CHANGES Senator Smith-Ingram, for what purpose do you rise? SPEAKER CHANGES I rise to record my vote for Senate Bill 60. SPEAKER CHANGES Yea? SPEAKER CHANGES Yea. SPEAKER CHANGES Smith-Ingram, yea on Senate Bill 60. The final count was 47-0. Thank you, Senator. That is all for our calendar for the day. Do we have any notices or announcements? Senator Rucho, for what purpose do you rise? SPEAKER CHANGES Thank you, Mr. President. A reminder to all, especially members of the Redistricting Committee. We begin at 3:00 today, 5:00 if we should end, maybe a little after, but the goal is to

Passed Senate Bill 36 and Senate Bill 181 so I really need your presence at 3 o’clock so we can conduct the meeting efficiently. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any other notices or announcements? Senator Hise, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hise has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President, members of the Senate. Senator Ford and I would like to take this opportunity to ask everyone to attend tomorrow’s meeting of the International Business and Trade Conference. We’ll be meeting tomorrow at 4:30 in the Legislative Auditorium, which is on the 3rd floor here and we will be joined both by Secretary of Commerce John Skavala and the Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Trotsler to talk about their international efforts and we hope you all will be able to attend. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Anyone else? Notices or announcements? Senator Tucker, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] In the absence of Senator Apodaca, I’d like to make a motion, let me withdraw that motion, but I did want to take this opportunity. If there’s anybody in the Senate that has a blank bill that they’d volunteer now, I’d be happy to send it to Ways and Means. I guess not. Thank you, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any further business to come before the Senate. If not, the chair recognizes Senator Berger for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the standard stipulations set forth in rule 24.1, the receipt and referral of committee reports, the appointment of conferees and messages from the House to reconvene on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 2 PM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion is the Senate do now adjourn, subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger to reconvene Wednesday, March 11th at 2PM. Seconded by Senator Randleman. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed no. The ayes have it and the Senate stands adjourned.