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House | March 12, 2015 | Chamber | House 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. A prayer will be offered by Representative Steinburg. Members and visitors in the gallery will please stand and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Good morning, members of the House and guests, let us pray. Almighty God, ruler of all nations, who has cast our lot in this land of civil and religious liberty, give us we pray thee a true sense of our privileges and responsibilities as a nation and a people. We thank thee for the patriotic men and women of the past who generous devotion to the common good has been the making of our state. Grant that our generation may build worthily on the foundations they have laid. Bless the cause of sound learning everywhere. We thank thee that the sum of human knowledge is being increased. We praise thy name for all that knowledge has done and is doing for the well being of mankind. In the spread of comfort among men, and the prevention and cure of disease, in the promotion of good feeling, in social service and philanthropic efforts, in improved matters and in refined living, send out thy light and thy truth that men may not be satisfied with either ignorant faith or an unbelieving knowledge. May the work of the General Assembly and of all the institutions of our state, that have for their object the safe-guarding, enriching, and enlarging the lives of the people, hasten the coming of thy kingdom on Earth, for thy namesake we pray. 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. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, the journal for March 11th has been examined and been found to be correct. I move that it be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett moves that the journal for March 11th be approved as written, those in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those opposed say no. They aye's have it, the journal is approved as written. We have a Wayne Martin of Lumberton is here today as our nurse of the day, if you please stand and be greeted by the folks. Reports of standing committees, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Brown, Burr, Jones and Lambeth, Health Committee report, House Bill 158, Jim Folgertine Cancer Prevention Act, favorable. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendared. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Davis, Stevens, Judiciary 3 Committee report, House Bill 39, Labor, Up Amusement device penalties, favorable and re-referred to Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 7, Amend firearm restoration law, favorable Committee Substitute, unfavorable to the original bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Substitute, favorable, original bill, unfavorable, calendared. The Chair is please to extend the courtesies of the gallery upon motion of Representative Baskerville from Vance to the 4th and 5th graders from Yantze Elementary. If you all would please stand, we'd like to greet you. Reports of introduction of bills and resolutions, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 203, Representatives Jeeter

Dobson, B. Brown and Szoka, Phase out of fuel tax. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Transportation, and if favorable, Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 204, Representative Iler, Caswell Beach quick take imminent domain. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Local Government. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 205, Representatives Schaffer and Daughtry, Increase retirement age for judges. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Judiciary 4. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 206, Representatives Gill, Holley and Pendleton, School calendar flexibility, Wake County. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Education K-12. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 207, Representatives Lucas, Floyd and Glazier, School calendar flexibility, Cumberland County. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Education K-12. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 208, Representatives Saine, Bradford, Tine and B. Brown, Create Department of Information Technology. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Appropriations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 209, Representatives Pittman and Ford, Stoplight Jackson School fund. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Appropriations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 210, Representatives Stevens, Floyd, D. Hall, Indigent defense rate increase funds. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Appropriations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 211, Representatives Stevens, Bryant, Floyd and D. Hall, Expand use of toxicology funds. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Appropriations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 212, Representatives Stevens, Bryan, Floyd and D. Hall, Increase State Crime Lab salaries funds. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Appropriations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 213, Representatives Stevens, Bryan, Floyd and D. Hall, Amend constitution judicial experience. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rules, Calender and Operations of the House. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 214, Representatives Stevens, Bryan, Floyd and D. Hall, Raise mandatory retirement age for judges. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rules, Calender and Operations of the House. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 215, Representatives Stevens, Bryan, Floyd and D. Hall, Procedure for waiver of jury trial. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Judiciary 2. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 216, Representatives Cotham, Horn and Brockman, Great Leaders for Great Schools study. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Education K-12. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 217, Representative Daughtry, Clayton de-annexation, annexation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Local Government, and if favorable, Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 218, Representative Daughtry, Clayton annexation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Local Government, and if favorable, Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 219, Representative Insko, Cover of building codes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Environment, if favorable, Local Government, if favorable, Regulatory Reform [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 220, Representatives Jobber and Baskerville, School calendar flexibility, certain counties. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Education K-12. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 221, Representative West, Lake Santeetlah occupancy tax authorization. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Local Government, and if favorable, Finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 222, Representatives Bryant, Daughtry, Stevens, Retention elections Appellate Division. Elections. If we have pages here, we would like to thank you if you would like to come to the front. While they're coming, upon motion of the member from Iredell, Representative Turner, the Chair is happy to extend the curtesies of the gallery to Donald Turner, husband and substitute LA this week. We survived. Are you here? Thank you. Pages, thank you for being here, we've had some interesting times, not too much happening today, but it's all happening behind the scenes, so before you leave, you can go behind all those closed doors and find out what's really going on. Hope you come back, maybe next time as a member of the House, thank you very much. You may resume you stations. Notices and announcements, any from the clerk? Representative Stevens is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Chair. I know it's a time for us all to get home, but we're going to still have a Children, Youth and Family meeting, our first at 11:00. There're two bills on the calendar for consideration, but I'd like to ask anybody that's interested in education to please come there. We have a special speaker Judge Ann Marie Calabry of the Supreme Court-Court of Appeals and she has been working with a literacy program for five years, here in Wake County, and there's talk of a possible expansion, so she's going to give us a detailed description of what this program does. So, I invite you all to come to Room 421 at 11 o'clock, thanks. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Luebke is recognized for an announcement or? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, yes sir, for a query. [SPEAKER CHANGES] State your query. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Senior Finance Chair's Chair, I don't see Representative Saine, Representative Brawley. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Brawley's here, do you yield for a question, Representative? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yield for a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Brawley, I wondered if you

if you could tell us whether you anticipate or know that we'll have a meeting with House Finance, next Tuesday at 8:30. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I believe there will not be a meeting next Tuesday, but possibly one next Thursday. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, sir, appreciate it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hager is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker and colleagues, we have a good friend in the chamber today that has a birthday today. Representative Setzer has a birthday today and I'd like to wish him happy birthday. I think it's a milestone, isn't it, Representative Setzer? And he's going to kill me, I know. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, please rule him out of order. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The point of order is well taken. Representative Whitmire of Transylvania County is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker, just to re-announce the re-announcement at five minutes after session the Homeland Security Military Veterans Affairs Committee will meet in 421, and due to the nature of briefing, anyone who would like to know more about their major military installations, Guard Reserve, and active duty, their impact and a whole lot of other things, please feel free to come. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] If there are no further notices and announcements, Representative Torbett is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now adjourn, to reconvene Monday, March 16th at 7:00 PM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett moves, seconded by Representative Horn, that the House adjourn to reconvene Monday, March 16 at 7:00 PM. Those in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Opposed say no. The aye's have it, the House stands adjourned.