The house will come to order, members will take their seats, visitors will retire from the chamber, the sergeant at arm will close the doors, we ask all members and all visitor to please silence all electronic devices. This morning's prayers will be offered by representative Ren Turner I ask all members and all guest in the gallery to please stand and remain standing for plead of allegiance representative Turner. Thank you Mr. Speaker, let's pray together father, I'm praying for our general assembly and other government and community leaders lord our towns, cities, states and nations give us wisdom in every decision and help us to think clearly, grant us discernment and common sense so we will be strong and effectively leaders. Help us to lead and govern with integrity and may our integrity, guide us and keep us on track. Direct our steps according to your word, for our decisions have great impact on many lives. be our defender and protector, and keep us always on guard. Help us to be strong and courageous, standing firm in our faith and influencing others for your kingdom. Encourage and strengthen us giving us the wisdom we need. Help us to have courage and faith in you no matter what we're facing today. We give you this day and thank you for your gifts. May we bring glory and honor to you. 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. The gentleman from Gaston, Representative Torbett is recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker the journal for August 5th has been examined and found to be correct. I move that the approved as written. Representative Torbett moves that the journal for August 5th be approved as written. Those in favor say aye? Those opposed no? The ayes have it, the journal is approved as written. Ratification of bills and resolutions, the clerk will read. The enrolling clerk reports the following bills duly ratified for presentation to the governor: Senate Bill 273, an act to authorize flexibility in waiving penalties and interest in motor vehicle taxes for tax years prior to July 1st, 2013. House Bill 538 an act to amend and clarify the powers of Water and Sewer Authorities to authorize counties and cities to pledge security interest in a escrow accounts under certain conditions, to allow the Local Government Commission to authorize a 30-year maturity date for the financing of certain water system projects, to authorize metropolitan water districts and metropolitan water and sewer districts, to enter into and stop the contract financing agreement, and to require public and community wastewater system to accept liquid condensate generated by residential heating and air systems and the following will be the students who will write on private enrollment to prepare for the presentation to the office of the secretary of state, high school [xx] enact and make certain described properties for the City of Durham and to Annex Certain Described Property to the Town of Holly Ridge. Members our nurse for the day is with us today and she is Casandra Hafna[sp?] from Hickory North Carolina [xx] thanks being here with us today messages from all and before messages from the Senate Chair is going to make an additional appointment conference committee meeting Madam Clerk, Chair appoints Representative Howard Hunter as contrary to House Bill 561, that was the school system authorizing legal proceedings. Chair. Appoints Representative Hunter as an additional contrary to that bill. Messages from the Senate. The clerk will read. House Bill 184, change DCR process and claim property AB. Calendar. House Bill 371, Terror Claims, Damages, Liability for support. Calendar and the chair has received a request to have that House bill 371 be added to today's calendar, Representative Whitmire who is the primary sponsor has asked that the bill be added to today's for consideration, is there objection of the same. Mr. Speaker.
Objection have been made by Representative Stern, we will come back to that perhaps later in the calendar. The Clerk will continue reading the report. House bill 352 WC Track Drivers status. Calendar Representative Daughtry is recognized to send forth the committee report. The Clerk will read. Representative Daughtry Judiciary one, committee report, house bill 366, compact balanced budget favored and re-referred to appropriations. Bill is referred to the committee on appropriations. Senate bill 699, protect earlier[sp] home address. Other information in favor of house committee substitute and favor of senate committee substitute. Senate committee substitute is placed on the unfavorable counter of the house committee substitute which received favorably. The bill will be counter Senate rule 36B We're now going to move to the calendar, House Bill 308. The clerk will read. Representatives Zachary, Stevens, Glazier and Davis House Billl 308 [xx] to amend laws pertaining to the medical support and health insurance cover related to with child support and any state necessary guidelines that no longer include the provision that employees provide is automatically considered reasonable, and to modify the long term investment program for the federal guidelines. For what purpose does the Gentleman from Yag[sp?], Representative Zachary rise? To make a motion and debate the bill. The Gentleman is recognized for a motion. Can I make a motion to conquer with Senate Committee substitute for House Bill 308? The gentleman has moved to the House conquer with the Senate Committee Substitute for House Bill. The gentleman is recognized to debate the mention. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Section [xx] is a child support modification, it passed the House earlier I think in March that part of the bill provides that reasonable child support is limited to 5% of a parent's growth income and the sections 2 and 3 deal with long term care facilities and home [xx] program and it just brings to North Carolina law into compliance with favorable rules and regulations any questions, but let's appreciate your vote now, thank you. Further discussion further the debate? If not the question before the House is the passage of House Bill 308 on its, strike that, is the motion conquer with the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 308. Those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. Representatives Jordan and Milan on the floor, clerk will lock the machine to record the vote. 116 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative the motion is conquered as adopted the bill is ordered and enrolled and sent to the governor Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Stam rise? On House Bill 371 terrorist I withdraw my objection to adding it in today's calendar. The gentleman from Wake has withdrawn his objection, does anyone else have an objection to the bill being added in today's calendar? Hearing none so order the bill will be added today's calendar What purpose does the lady from [xx] representative Stephen rise Inquiry Mr. Chair The lady may state the inquiry Mr. Speaker I just wanted you to recognize you seat mate on the passage his first bill That is a big achievement, he doesn't let me come back there very often though how exactly, congratulation on passage of your first bill we looking to see pass about five or six here in the next couple of months following sessions Nobody caught that last part? House Bill 394 the clerk will read. It just was met with a that's why I was surprised. Representatives Goodman, Waddell, Pierce and Seagram[sp?] House Bill 394, a bill the entire act to Franklin, Nash, Robeson and Rutherford Counties to Use the Proceeds of the Local Government Sales Tax for the Public Transportation for Schools Construction in Lieu of Public Transportation. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. For what purpose
does the The gentleman from Richmond Representative Goodman rise? To debate the Bill. The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. Thank you Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen the house I think we got a good explanation of the bill yesterday in the title explains the Bill, I ask for your support. Further discussion, further debate, if not the like that. The gentleman from Robeson, the gentleman did have his light on the chair apologizes. For what purpose does the gentleman from Robeson Representative Graham rise? Thank you Mr. Speaker, members. You're recognized to debate the Bill. Thank you. I also ask your support on this Bill. This is a local Bill, our delegation 100% in support of this Bill, our county commissioners 100% in favor, it gives the citizens of Robison County to be involved in the democratic process and also ask for your support, thank you. Forwhat purpose does the lady from [xx] Representative Fisher rise? Thank you Mr. Speaker, to ask a question of the bill sponsor. Does the gentleman from [xx] yield to the lady from [xx]? I yield He yields Representative Goodman, I'm wondering why the other counties not mentioned in the bill. They are, were mentioned when he read the bill out today For a follow up. Does the gentleman yield to an additional question? I yield. He yields. Could I request that the clerk read that again so that we can hear which Counties are included? Mr. Speak just a moment. It's not showing up from the dashboard and that's the reason that I'm asking may I expound Mr. Chair can actually respond. Yesterday we amended it to add the counties of Franklin, Nash and Rutherford, but it is ordered engrossed but it will be ordered engrossed after today it will be ordered engrossed so it will show up that those counties are in fact included in those counties are included in the Bill. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Further discussion, further debate? If not question before the House is the passage of House Bill 394 on it's second reading, those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote [xx] The clerk will lock the machine to record the vote. 103 having voted in the affirmative and 4 in the negative, House Bill 394 passes its second reading in and remains on the calendar, the chair does order that the amendment that were adopted previously do be engrossed in the bill for the purpose of the agree. Senate bill 429 the clerk will read. Senator Bryan, senate bill 329 appear to be in time making entire act and technical conforming and other changes to labor laws of North Carolina gentlemen next. Who is head on this bill? Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenberg, Representative Brian rise? To speak to the bill. The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. Thank you Mr. Speaker, colleagues, this is a department of labor agency Bill, passed the Senate unanimously, we made an amendment in J4 yesterday that I'll talk about the second, let me try to. very briefly tell you what the agency portions of the bill do. In general irrelevant language inorder to [xx] some of this amendments wee written in thirties and needed some updating I would also appeal the board of Bofferrel[SP?] Imprecial[SP?] Industrial Rules and trends that this board is not have a lot of dividend[sp?] is very few non refersive[sp?] functions will be transferred to the commission of powers and finally it shortens the appeal process in situations related to unsafe conditions from 60 days to 15 days there's an addition section we added in J4 yesterday concerning youth employment to address a particular situation that's arisen, in particularly in a grocery store context. As many of you are aware, we have rules regarding the ages of
younger folks employed when alcohol can be sold. And generally if you're in on-premises location, you have to be 18 or older to sell alcohol, and in an off premises location where you're selling for alcohol consumption off premises. Like in a grocery store you can have cashiers check out this 16 years old. They can run your bottle of wine in addition to all your other groceries stream. Grocery stores now have a situation where they're actually having on-premises consumption sometimes you'll see a little section where you can get a glass of wine or beer and actually consume it. There's also a [xx] bill that we passed last time that will for alcohol be poured into the [xx] and [xx] [xx]. This is trying to address the situation where, because the grocery store basically, became an on-premises for the sale of alcohol, there was some debate about whether not the rules would require that every single person including the cashiers be 18 or older in order for them to check, even if you're selling for off-premises consumption. This clarification, which I think is in the last section 3.1, basically provides that someone under the age of 18 can still sell only at the point of sale for off premises consumption. So, basically a cashier can still allow somebody in a grocery store to run through and sell. I know of no opposition to the bill. I think our ABC folks here, we talked to you about it, they were all fine with it and I hope you'll vote green. I'm glad to take any questions. For what purpose does the gentleman from Nash, Representative Collins rise? To ask Representative Brian a question. Does the gentleman from Mecklenburg yield to the gentleman from Nash? I do. He yields. Representative Brian, I'm just asking this question out of shear ignorance. I've not been around Raleigh long enough to be real conversant with a lot of government structure. In line 12 I noticed there's a strike through statistics and of occupational safety and health that's on page one. Is that just an already existing division this being moved, we're not creating a new occupational and safety health with bill, are we? You are correct Representative [xx]. We're just moving it? Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of Senate Bill 429 on second reading those in favor will vote Aye those opposed will vote No, the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 107 having voted in the affirmative and one in the negative Senate Bill 429 passes it's second reading and will without objection be read a third time. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of Senate Bill 429 on its third reading those in favor I say Aye. Aye! Those opposed No. The Ayes have it Senate Bill 429 passes its third reading and will return to the Senate. Members the chair is aware that their is still some amendments being filed on 943 therefore we'll go ahead and move to 371 that's the concurrence vote that was added to today's calendar then we'll comeback to wrap up with 943. House Bill 371 the clerk will read Representative Whitmire, Cleveland and Stevens House Bill 371 a bill to be entitled [xx] and civil claims for relief of damages sustained as a result terrorist acts. General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. What purpose does the gentleman from Transylvania rise Representative Whitmire arise? \ For a motion please. The gentleman is recognized for a motion. members of the House I move that we concur with the Senate version as amended of House Bill 371. Representative Whitmire, what the gentleman will need to do because the amendment came over unengrossed is that the gentleman will have to make a motion to concur with each of the three amendments individually so the gentleman will like the chair will direct the clerk to read amendment two and then will recognize the gentleman forward a motion with that, clerk will read. Senator McKissick bill on page one, lines 34 by deleting $10000 and substituting $50000. The gentleman has, I believe, moved to concur with this amendment. Is that correct? yes sir does the gentleman wish to debate this amendments? Very short and swift [xx]
senator McKissick will strengthen the bill that we passed 115 to zero and its a good amendment further discussion, further debate if not the question for the house is the adoption of the motion to concur with Senate amendment 2. Those in favor will vote aye. Those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 107 having voted in the affirmative and one in the negative, the amendment is adopted the clerk will read amendment number three. Senator McKissick moves to amend the bill on page one, lines 29 through 30 by rewriting those lines to read. Does the gentleman also move that the House concur with that amendment as well? Yes, please. Further discussion further debate? If not the question before the House is the adoption of Senate amendment number 3. Those in favor will vote aye. Those opposed will vote no. The Clerk will open the vote [xx] The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 103 having voted in the affirmative and three in the negative, the amendment is adopted the clerk is directed to read amendment number four. Senator Soucek moves to amend the bill on page one line three by rewriting those lines to read. Does the gentleman also move concurrence in this amendment? Yes. The gentleman is recognized for that motion. Does the gentleman wish to debate that motion. Mr. Speaker I figure I probably should explain it. Gentleman is recognized to debate Amendment Four. Members of the House, this is an item that has two add-ons to the bill. The first section and let me just refer to it as the Soucek Amendment. The first section of the amendment which I was military status earlier in the week and heard two threats briefings and it absolutely confirmed in my mind the necessity of this amendment part one which is authorizes the Attorney General for the criteria stated here to authorize his troops and again folks that are qualified, and I'm not just saying simply qualified, be qualified and end have their conceal care permit in the proforma for the official duties if the general so authorizes for them to carry conceal right now especially a lot another [xx] copy cats or similar items this is a necessity and it's an urgent item please. The second part, the second part had a lot of people ask questions and I will just simply say that all questions aside, if you look at house bill 186, which is on the Governor's desk that we pass a hundred to six the Senate passed unanimously. I can't explain why I got at it [xx] but it is basically inevitable that the second part of that amendment will be law regardless. So I question if they were, but if there is any question look at section two of house bill 186 that sits on the governor desk now [xx] it's plan to do with the bill, it'll be law one way or the other so, thank you Mr. Speaker, I'll stand by for the other question if there are any. Members, our motion of the from Craven, Representative Speciale. The Chair is pleased to extend the courtesies of the gallery to [xx] as well as Mark Speciale, who is Representative's Speciale's brother, and also his nephew, Lucas Speciale. Would you all stand so that we can welcome you and thank you for being with us today. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Stam rise? To speak on the motion. The gentleman has the floor to debate the motion. Mr. Speaker, members of the House, this is an odd speech. There's real problems with part two of this bill, but I'm going to ask you to vote for it anyway. The reason I'm asking you to vote for it anyway is because it slipped past me in another bill and it's going to be law soon. So there's no point in killing or hurting an otherwise good bill. But the effect of part two of this amendment is that going now the taxpayers will be paying three sets of lawyers all the state's taxpayers would be paying three sets of lawyers to argue a case in the
courts that the Rules Review Commission in my opinion is bound the It's a complete waste of money. The Senate has been trying to push this issue for a year and a half and I will let them do it. I blame myself. I just read the short title of the bill and the text. When my mother taught me to read, she taught me how to read newspaper and I don't even notice advertisements. Well I don't read long titles because they are so deceptive. It was in the long title but it wasn't in the text of the bill or the short title so I missed it. I'm sorry. But please go ahead and vote for the bill anyway, the motion to concur, because the bad precedent is already done. For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Floyd rise? To see if the amendment sponsor will agree for a question. Does the gentleman from Transylvania yield to the gentleman from Cumberland? I yield. He yields. Have the AG been consulted with this amendment? Mr. Speaker, I'll repeat just to make sure I heard. Has the general agreed with this amendment or. Attorney General, I'm sorry, Attorney General or have some knowledge of it. I will answer that not with certainty but I'm sure he has not, and I think what Representative Stam said better than myself is the parting question section two of the Soucek Amendment that you're referring to sits ready for signature on the governor's desk having been passed in this body, 100 to 6 week and then the senate unanimously and all you have to do is pull up house bill 186, section two and I can't explain any more than that, but I down very seriously the attorney general appreciated For what purpose does the gentleman from Ash Representative Jordan rise? Inquire Representative Stan. Does the gentleman from [xx] yield to the gentleman from Ash? I do. He yields. Thank you, representative [xx] just have a section two is this the case where their stable legislation assume the rule of your commission? Thank you, just debate the motion. The gentleman from Ash is recognized to debate the motion. I'm glad Representative Stan says to vote for this because I wouldn't say to do it but I just wanted to point out to the body that section two involves this case [xx] the board of education, has argued that they are a fourth branch of government. I just wanted to keep reminding you think there are fourth branch of government, so get ready to change all of your civics text books. But again I would definitely support this amendment To what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Lucas rise? to see if Representative Whit Mayer would yield to defend the question? I yield. Representative Whit Mayer yields, he yields. Thank you Mr. Speaker, Representative Whit Mayer, will this amendment the ambiguity about whether recruiters can protect themselves. Okay, folks often times people confuse this including myself, in our military of all our services where we organize train equip as a service within those services depending on which one it is, we have different components. We have the reserve of the armed forces, the reserve component which is title 10, but the reserve component also includes the National Guard which is title 32 unless it's federalized. Active duty is always title 10 so in our pay grade at the state level, this Bill and this Bill only, addresses the National Guard. But the rest of the explanation which may be a little confusing. When you have recruiting stations, sometimes they'll have one service in them, sometimes they'll have two, sometimes they'll have more than that, and sometimes they will have a guard presence there as in a National Guard presence. We can only authorize that as a general, further criteria to arm the individuals that's under his command and control when they're on [xx] which is most of the time, they are not federalized, so the long answer is it depends but from a deterring starting point and just a practicle starting, it could be often times will be, but there is often times that if that re-clean station did not have a guard represents there a nation guard present there it was not To speak briefly on the amendment. Gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment.
Having we do well to all that we can to ensure that recruiters have necessary means, to perfect themselves, so I commend you for this. For what purpose is the gentleman from Dare, Representative Harry rise speak on the amendment. The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. Thank you Mr. Speaker, and I take credit, I think Representative Stam already did well to accept credit for letting this matter get by last time, and I don't know why he brought his mother into it but I guess she bares some responsibility too, but this question of having three sets of lawyers is problematic and he probably should not have been, properly should not have been attached to this bill, has really nothing to do with the defense of the National in those members of the service, we're doing ourselves a real disservice by allowing that. If this matter is already on the governor's desk, this issue of protection of National Guard could be handled in another bill. This is not the way to do it, you might note the way it was sent back un-engrossed with this bill to basically force us to do something we know we should not be doing. I hate to ask that you vote against this, but certainly vote against it with the knowledge that we can fix this and do it the right way. Again this issue is on the Governor's desk, he can signed it if he wants to, he hasn't signed it yet. It should not appear again using this type of trickeration to force us to do something we know is wrong a second time, so I'd ask you to vote against it, let's have them do the bill the correct way, protect the National Guard and not spend excessively the taxpayers money on three sets of lawyers. For what purpose does the gentleman for Rowan, Representative Ford rise? To change my vote on McKissick Amendment number three to no. On McKissick Amendment number three I want to change my vote to no. The gentleman will be recorded as voting no on McKissick amendment. For what purpose does the gentleman from Cabarrus, Representative Pittman rise? Speak on this amendment. Gentleman is recognized To debate the amendment. First of all Sir I appreciate representative Stam made a mistake or miss something that shows a lot of maturity to be able to admit that you made a mistake and I appreciate that, and I hope that the problem that he addressed there and perhaps the address in subsequent legislation and I would enthusiastically support that effort if it occurs, however I would ask as a father of a Lieutenant in the National Guard that you support this amendment because that portion I believe that our military need to be armed much more often than they are especially in times of war and even if our government has not declared that we're at war, we're at war folks. There are various functions, already in this country, we 've seen it happening. And whether anybody wants to admit it or not, the shooting in and I thank the [xx] all these things are terrorist acts and our military need to defend themselves I'm very much in favor of this, it's not going as far as I would like to see again, I would like to see military armed whenever they're in uniform at least, whenever they're deployed, whenever they maybe serving but this's step in the right direction I appreciate your support I'd love for my son to be able to defend himself in such a situation, thank you For what purpose is the gentleman from Gaston, Representative Hastings rise To debate Mr. Speaker Gentlemen lets recognize and debate the amendments And I think this domain to the amendment and it powers up on Representative Lucas's question and inquiry that I had to staff back in July and their response was the sergeant general of North Carolina National guard has authority over what arms National guard member can carry and under what circumstances pursue to the direction here she receives from the Governor, through the secretary of the department of public safety. The Governor has ordered enhanced security at national recruiting stations and the [xx] general can implement that order in his discretion and then finally, they followed pursue it to the Governor's security directive through the secretary of BPS. The North Carolina national guard, now has military police who are active duty national guard members, stationed at recruiting stations DPS and the national guard also currently looking at ways to enhance security at all 83 national guard facility state wide, but could not disclosed to specific steps so thank
you Mr. Speaker From what purpose does the gentleman from [xx] representative Hannington rise? I would like to debate the amendment Senator is recognized to debate the amendment As a 26 year veteran in North Carolina national guard I cannot even believe anybody will not consider this emergency to save life and I would urge that you vote for it even if it may not be within our protocol let get it off the senate and let get it signed, we could be safe in somebody's life tomorrow or Monday this is atrocious not to move this immediately For what purpose does the gentleman from Nash Representative Collins rise? To change my vote on the first amendment I think it was called amendment two to a yes Chairman do you recognize his varying yes on the amendment two? For what purpose does the gentleman from [xx] representative Harger rise? Mr. Speaker change my vote on amendment three to no Chairman do you recognize voting no on amendment three? For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham representative Mitchel rise? To ask Stam a question Representative Stam do you yield for a question? I do He yields representative Stam, thank you for your apology on it let me ask you this, the bill that's on the Government desk has the same language as in section two but if we pass this amendment and something happens and the Government would want to veto that bill then this would be in effect if something should happen along that's basically correct That's true but where you six and big enough to veto Follow up. Does the gentleman yield for another question? I yield. He yields. What I'm getting at is that in case of some mix up or something, you wouldn't want this twice on the books and I would suggest you might want to use a little thing that I tried to do one day is to separate the issues and vote this particular portion of this amendment down. I wouldn't encourage that, I'm just encouraging you to go ahead and vote for this, it's something I've been told by legislative staff, that if identical language is passed pass twice that's not a problem, they know how to put it in the record books. For what purpose does the gentleman from Onslow, representative Cleveland rise? To speak on the amendment. The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. Thank you Mr. Speaker. I would like to point out that these amendments were made on the senate floor, therefore the bill could not be encrossed into the bill that's hwy we're voting on them here. I think the importance of this bill overrided the pettiness of the argument that I'm hearing and I'll encourage you to vote for the bill. I've two lines remaining in the queue, it is the speakers intent that Representative Willingham will be the final speaker if you plan to speak turn your light in. For what purpose does the representative Guildford representative Blust rise? I would like to change my light on amendment three from yes to a no please. Gentleman be recognized as voting no on amendment three. For what purpose does the lady from Mecklenburg representative Cunningham rise? I would like to change my vote on amendment three to no. Lady we recognize as voting no on amendment three. For what purpose does the gentleman from representative Whitmire? Mr. Speaker I wish to address the amendment three although I may be out of order since we're on amendment four may I? We stay on amendment four Representative Whitmire at this time. OK. For what purpose would the representative from [xx] Representative Speciali[sp] rise? To change my vote to no on amendment three. Gentleman will be recorded as voting no on amendment three. For what purpose is the gentleman from Cantagua[sp] Representative Stepp arise? To change my vote to amendment three to no, it seems to be on run on that one Gentleman will be recorded as voting No. Madam clerk let me know to get to the point they were changing the outcome of the vote. Representative Warren, for what purpose does the gentleman from Rowan, Representative Warren rise? Upon greater consideration I'd like to change my vote on amendment three to a no Mr. Speaker,
Mr. Speaker. Representative Dollar for what purpose do you rise? Preliminary inquiry. Yes sir. Would it be possible for the chamber to since it appears that there is no one else wanting to actually speak on the merits of amendment four, would it be possible for us to vote on that amendment and then potentially be in order since the prior amendment that there seems to be causing some stall would be I guess part of the bill and could be debated and Representative Whitmire might appropriately be able to address the body on that, I think that might be helpful. The answer is yes. If there're members who are wanting to change their vote on that amendment I think a motion is going to be house bill made here and eventually is a further discussion debate on amendment four, if not the question for the house is the motion to concur with amendment number four. Those in favor will vote aye those those opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 201 having voted in the affirmative and seven in the negative, the House does concur with Senate amendment number four. The House will be at ease momentarily. For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaston Representative Bumgardner, rise? For a motion. The gentleman's recognized for a motion. I move that we reconsider the vote on amendment three? The gentleman from Gaston has moved, and the gentleman I believe voted on the prevailing side, has moved that the house move that the House do reconsider the vote by which Senate Amendment three was adopted. This is a no second needed and it is a debatable motion, The gentleman from Gaston is recognized to debate the motion. Mr. Speaker, we obviously have we moved a little quick on this one and we need to reconsider. We're setting a time limit on damages for terrorist activity Representative Bumgardner, the Chair just received a request. I think perhaps some debate on this may be helpful to clear up something but the Chair's received a request from the Rules that the Chair's going to grant to just displace the bill temporarily and let parties talk and make sure there's a full understanding one of the ramifications might be that the reconsideration would put the entire bill under conference at that point so I'll leave the gentleman's motion pending but will simply displace the motion at this time. Thank you. We do have the Bond Bill to take care of so it will going to be here a little bit. House Bill 943. The clerk will read. Introduced by committee of Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House. House Bill 943. A bill to be entitled an Act to Authorize the Insurance of General obligation binds for the purpose of accomplishing certain interrelated and united projects for further economic development in the state consistent with the connect man. General assembly of North Carolina enact. The Gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Szoka is recognized to send forth an amendment. The clerk will read. Representative Szoka moves to amend the bill on page 13 line 7 by inserting between end and the counties in the following language to read. \ The Gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. Thank you Mr. Speaker. First thanks for Representative for working with me on this amendment. What this simply does, without having a long debate, the low wealth formula what this does is bring the low wealth distribution in this bond bill in line with the low wealth formulas and distribution that have been used in our budgets for the past couple of sessions, it really is that simple. I would answer any questions, thank you. For what purpose does the Gentleman from Union Representative Arp rise? I concur, and ask you to vote for this amendment is consistent with the philosophy in the bond. Further discussion further debate if not the question before the House, the gentleman from Nash wish to debate this amendment? I'd like to The Chair saw the gentleman's reliance the Chair was starting to beat[sp?] the question, Chair will now permit the gentleman to debate the amendment. I'll ask the amendment sponsor a question if I could gentleman from Cumberland yield on the gentleman from Wake?
I do. He yields. And I'm sorry I'll do this but I've gotten into trouble voting on amendments before I could figure out what they were doing already today and I don't want to continue to do that. What exactly does this amendment do? I tried, it's hard, you go to the amendment then you go to the bill then you try to stick in the land that it says and you going back and forth and you can't really figure out what it's doing. What specifically does this do, and who will it help or include? What it specifically does is recognize the fact that the low wealth funding formula does not account for federal spending in counties and Onslow County is affected and Cumberland County is affected because they have the two largest military bases in the state, and what's been done in past budgets and low wealth funding is to put this pretty much exact provision in the low wealth funding distribution in budgets to account for the fact that the low wealth funding formula doesn't really work when you consider the federal spending in those two counties. Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the House is the adoption of amendment six offered by Representative Szoka, those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. Do Representatives Elmore and Bumgardner wish to record? Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 103 having voted in the affirmative and 3 in the negative the amendment is adopted. The gentleman from Durham, Representative Luebke is recognized to set forth an amendment, the clerk will read. Representative Luebke moves to amend the bill on page 15 lines 19 through 26 by deleting the lines and substituting the following language to read. The gentleman from Durham is recognized to debate the amendment. Thank you Mr. Speaker and members of the House. This's an economic development amendment. The House will come to order, the gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Member of the House this is an economic development amendment. It places $20 million, makes it available in the bond for great rail and passenger rail let me read the amendment so because it clearly states the reason I could what it does, 20 million dollars is the project in the state for construction or improvement at the commercial freight rail system or passenger rail system including high speed rail. Let me emphasis on the next one, but not light rail all both systems will meet the requirements of the statute. What this means is that it's not about light rail helping individual cities people get around within the city. It's for freight service which is so important especially in three counties where the free infrastructure is kept up. Sometimes those railway lines have been abandoned and corporations need to see there is a railway line in place. There is also interest from economic projects on the passenger rail side. Money in this amendment would allow fora high speed rails so that I trained might go from Riley to Chorlette in two hours, it would also improve the infrastructure for say a line between Wilmington and Raleigh, or for those of you in the west align between [xx] and Asheville that line than southern rail road line to Salisbury, Hickory, Morganton and Asheville, all of these infrastructure items can be addressed in this amendment. And I urge your support to the amendment, thank you members. For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaston representative Torbett rise? To speak on the amendment Mr. Speaker. The gentleman has the floor to speak on the amendment. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen based on what I heard representative Lucky stated on this amendment, what I'm sure all good intent. The essence would be, he would either subsidize CSX or Norfolk Southern rail lines, or he would subsidize the Carolina Rail Road System of which if you recall just last session, we passed laws that any proceeds would go back into repairing the rails, I think that was very solid. They make money then it goes back into enhancing their service.
So, this body has actually taken very strong action relative to movement of commercial freight back and forward as we're supposed to without ranging upon the independent corporate capabilities of both wonderful corporate citizens north or southern, and CSX short of that, talk about the high speed rail. I think everyone in this room knows that that opportunity is being highly looked at and widely evaluated to look at the fiscal needs as well the actual population needs. So everything that Representative is trying to address his amendment, is actually already been addressed within the legal [xx] of what the government of the great state of North Carolina can do. With that being said we can go and onbut I will just encourage the membership to vote red on this amendment. For what purpose does the gentleman from Columbus, Representative Waddell rise? To debate the amendment. The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment. Thank you Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the house, I feel compelled to get up and talk a little about these instances affect my county, one of those situations where you would think that the commercial rail line would be the [xx] but it's not. In Columbus county for example, we've been held captive for the last four or five years by Commercial Rail and not been able to get that railway going. And this is one of those instances, I didn't know I made that big enough for that, and this is one of the instances where I think that using part of transportation board this answers for this example to promote business. We talk about the rural areas, we talk bringing stuff in to the rural areas, we've got to have all those infrastructure things in place basically to get them there. Now we're finally getting the royal back up, the county commissioners have been gracious enough to be able to put some incentive money back into this, but we're in one of those really low wealth counties where we just don't have the money. I do think this is a good start on using bond money for these kind of projects it might even be a spiral line. It don't have to be making line from one place to another, the business comes in there. I urge you to think about this, and certainly I urge you to vote green. For what purpose does the gentleman from New Hanover Representative Land rise? To debate the amendment The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment I strongly support the amendment I just wish it had more money in it I will tell you that from the ports issue one of our biggest problems is whales so we're losing a lot of businesses and a lot of imports and exports through our state force because there [xx] lim, ited will, capabilities and there're businesses that do not come to North Carolina because we don't have adequate rail. So, it's a tremendous investment on our infrastructure support those strongly For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham Representative Lucky rise? further discussion further debate on the amendment? For what purpose does the gentleman from Union Representative [xx] rise? To speak on the amendment The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment I conquer with representative Torbett there is great and teacher in plan but this board does in in vision anything but helping the that is how I project in those things that are already quantified without getting into the political aspect of the other things I would encourage to vote no on the amendment. Further discussion on the debate? If not the question for the house is the adoption of amendment seven by Representative Lucky those in favor will vote aye, those oppose will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. Is Representative Dobson on the floor? The clerk will lock he machine and both of the vote. 43 having voted in the affirmative and 63 in the negative. The amendment is not adopted. Representative Horn, the gentleman has three amendments to chair is in possession of evidence, the chair will recognize the gentlemen sent forth. Does the gentleman have a particular order in which he would like this amendment served? I'd like to here the 943AMC95 version four.
Chair is attempting to determine which one that is exactly, just a moment. Strike it, Mr. Chairman, NBC in 24, so that would be the second amendment, I believe showing on the dashboard the gentleman recognizes to send forth that amendment, the clerk will read Madam clerk, it's the second one on the dashboard, it is H943AMM9032 is the one that the clerk will read. Representative Hall moves to amend the Bill on page 11 lines 15 through 18 by deleting those lines Miss. [xx] make sure we're looking at the right one Okay, the one we're doing, Representative Hall, just to make sure Jim is on the same page of the three Hall amendments, it's now the first one on the dashboard there, it's the one illuminated in orange. 943, has an A8 beside it. I want to make sure all members see it. The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. If I could have a moment, Mr. Speaker, to Yes, Mr. Speaker, that is it and ladies and gentlemen, you heard me. If I could be heard Mr. Speaker? Yes, the gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This is a amendment that will take funds from a facility that it was not requested by The Board Of Governors, is not on their list for improvements and divert these funds in the bond to a request that was made to help our military and the request was made, I referenced it yesterday, by North Carolina Military Affairs Commission to improve the areas around our bases and the facilities to ensure we keep the military presence in North Carolina and because these funds were not requested by any agency of the state and are not on any of their priority list or their development list, I'd ask that these funds go to where they are sorely needed and where they will help continue the impact of the military bases we have in North Carolina. Let us live up to our reputation as the most military friendly state in the nation so, I'd ask for your support on the amendment. Mr. Speaker? For what purpose does the gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis rise? Point of order. The gentleman is recognized to state a point of order. Mr. Speaker, my point relates to the second part of the gentleman's amendment, we've been advised by fiscal staff and in consultation also with the treasurer's office that if we in state bonds to build on federal property could run a file of IRS rules. I would maintain that's not consistent with the theme of the bill and therefore not germaine to the bill. Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Martin rise? Thank you Mr. Speaker, to be heard on the gentleman from Harnett's motion. Just a moment, the Chair is going to review is just a moment and we'll. House [xx] just momentarily the house will come back to order. [xx] consultation and kind of in a conference here, the Chair does believe if the [xx] chairman raises a valid point that the amendment would be out of order that it's not legally permissible to do what the gentleman's doing, and for that, that amendment is out of order. If the gentleman wants to try to work on an additional another amendment that will be in compliance the gentleman is certainly free to do that. Representative [xx] the gentleman has two other Amendments, I'll let the gentleman to pick which one he want's to hear next. OK, well, Mr. Speaker He had to take the third amendment bill on the dashboard OK, that would be H943- AMC-95V4. Is that correct?
That's what the gentleman is asking for? Yes Mr. Speaker. Alright. The Clerk will read. Representative Hall moves to amend the bill on page 11, line 15 through 18 by deleting those lines. And members just so there's no confusion you'll notice this is amendment 89, in the upper right it appears to say amendment 88 but I believe that's just a transcribing error at this point madam clerk is being corrected right now, so that will be updated the dashboard so make sure no one gets confused the gentleman from Durham has the floor to debate the amendment. Thank you Mr. Speaker and again this is the amendment to provide additional funding and this funding would be to the return to the public school for additional funding to our public school system in our public school systems across the state as you recall in the bond there is some funding it is distributed and this funds again would be transferred to allow an additional 58 million to the public school so I'd ask your support on the matter again this are plans that were in an item that are not at the request of the board of governors not on their project list not on their priority list either and so to move this funds would be consistent with our priorities for improving public education so I'd ask your support. For what purpose does the gentleman from Union, Representative Arp rise? To speak on the amendment. The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment. Thank you ladies and gentleman I believe yesterday Representative Luebke had talked about how this bond actually hurts the public school system and I find it odd that they wanted do some stuff for it now so what I'd ask you to do is what we're trying to do in our bond packages to provide capital assistance to the counties that have to provide there educational facilities for their public school schools and so therefore that's what the $500 million is. This puts an investment in to our science and math school science and math which I think is appropriate and I'd ask you to simply just to defeat this amendment. For what purpose does the gentleman from Union Representative Horn rise? To debate the amendment. The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment. Sorry for my scratchy voice. I rise to oppose the amendment North Carolina school of Science and Math is as we all know is not only one of the prides of our public education system here in North Carolina, but it is in fact over subscribed, and because of its location access to North Carolina School of Science and Math is very limited, and heavily subscribe by really just a few counties so it's an opportunity for us to support stem education which is critical to the future of North Carolina so I urge you, or strongly urge you to oppose this amendment. For what purpose does the gentleman from Rutherford Representative Hager rise? To see if Representative Hall would yield for a couple of questions? Representative Hall would you yield for a question? yes Mr. Chairman. He yields. Thanks Representative Hall. Where is the current school of math and science located? the current state school of math and science is located in Durham part of the North Carolina universities system comes under the control of board of governors to pose another question? I do. Is the gentleman from Durham yield? Which county would that be? Is the gentleman from Durham yield to another question? I solely will. He yields. Which county would that be Representative Hall? Yes that is Durham County where the school is situated as a result of being located there became part of the university system, and now currently is under the university system it's control and leadership. Followup Mr. Chairman. President I would. Does the gentleman from Durham yield? I do. He yields. In your district in children that live in you district how far they have to travel from there maximum amount to that school on the average. The enrollment for the school is not just children from Durham or from my district they would travel a couple of miles, is based on congressional district as far as folks will attend the schools, so is like many schools through out our university systems students go from all over the state travel different distances as well. Follow up Mr. Speaker? Does the gentleman yields for another question? I yield. He yields. Would it surprise you the majority of the counties of the student that apply there and are going there will be from Orange and Durham county. Do you that surprise you to know that fact?
It would not surprise me with the people apply the schools, they may know more about or have heard more about or have tradition of other students and their communities attended them. Last question Mr. Speaker. Does the gentleman from Durham yield to one final question? I yield whatever question maybe here. Would you be surprised to know that children in West North Carolina would have to travel in [xx] district is probably six hours, four hour from my district to have the same advantage, children in your district have to [xx] 15 miles for 30 minutes for taking, would you be surprised to know that I would be surprised to know that students would won't to go out of there way any further than they had to depend upon on the value of education in the university system but again know that the funding for the university system we've relied on them to go through that vetting process, establish whatever demand there might be trying to get the best value of our dollars that's why we sit there and this is not on there list, not on apology list, not on the list and was yielding to expertise e of our university System Board Of Governors and the committee they put together to determine there projects that we do know we've under funded public education, and we've at least 14 counties under this formulation that will receive anything other than initial million and a half dollars so we're trying to make sure we take care the public education as you say throughout the state in western part of the state where many of those counties are located many more than in the trying area To debate amendment The gentleman from [xx] is recognized to debate the amendment, Thanks Mr. Speaker as you guys have heard folks in Western North Carolina not going to have this event for about three decades now, you see where major folks return the school of math and sciences come from is not from West and North Carolina. Our children have been disadvantaged again travelling four to six hours, how many of you parents want your children 15-16 years old to travel four hours stay there for several months at a timing and come home. These kids are very peacefully and they need their parents, and The School of Maths and Science in North Western Carolina wold accomplish and love of the playing field for our children of North Western Carolina. I'm a huge proponent of this, this is not in my district, but I'm going to support it and support it to the hill because I think it's fair for western North Carolina children. Why would we deny the right for those children to go to, have same advantage of children in Orange County or Durham County or Wake County have. Why do we do that? Thais is a right thing to do. Please vote no on this amendment. For what purpose does the Gentleman from Ash Representative rise? Debate the amendment. The Gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. Thank you Mr. Speaker. I stand in a unique position here.. I'm a western North Carolina legislator representing the north western corner of North Carolina. I'm also a member of the 5th graduating class of the School of Science and Mathematics. So, I'm a very strong supporter of the school. In 2013 though, a study was requested by the legislature that was headed up by the Chancellor of the School of Science and Math. They said we are not meeting all of the needs of North Carolina, certainly not on the west. Out of the applicants there were an additional 249 applicants who could have gone to the school had there been room had 361 in 2012. This school the west proposal is for about 150 students per year that helped to serve the excess need and to do with the western part of the state which is under serve by the school science and math which is in Durham and if you look at three amendments that the minority has proposed, he's argued on this one about public schools, we argued before about military. What he was actually trying to do is to kill this school in this line item, it's high time to have this school set up in the west, we now have a bond available so that we can get the capital money that's why it's not been on the lease before because the capital money was available and now is there is a need, it will not compete with the schools science and math in Durham. As a graduate I certainly support it, I support the western one. We have the money available and this will help serve that extra need of our students who we need to excel in the State and I would strongly urge you to oppose this and the other amendment that tried to remove this line item from this bond. Thank you. For what for what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Jackson rise? For a question of Representative Jordan. Representative Jordan do you yield to the question from Representative from Wake? Absolutely. He yields. Representative Jordan, I remember a day many many years ago when I wanted to go to school of Science and Math, but the friends that I had went part of what brought them to Durham is to be near NC State
Carolina [xx] they got involved in all kinds of programs at those schools. If a child is in the western part of the State and we build this campus would they still be able to apply the Durham campus? If they want same opportunities or will they be forced to west Well since it's not been build and policies obviously could be dealt with I assume that they'll be allowed to apply to both of them if they wished Thank you. For what purpose so the gentleman from Durham representative Paul rise Speak a second time The gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment for a second time Thank you Mr. Speaker and I appreciate everyone listen to this I don't want to be missed Mis cursed[sp?] I appreciate representative Jordan thought may be I was trying to defend the top of North Carolina schools or science that is not the intention but we do have limited resources here, we did set up the board of governors and there project committee or there capital committee to look at what resources should be prioritized and what should be done in the system, we did decide to put school and science on map under the university system so they would have that kind of control guides on leadership. And we 're where we're with that result we've limited funding, the funding that's available could be very huge as I proposed for public education for many of those counties that will not get additional funding under this ban except for the 1.5 million, and so we are faced with the choice of providing more students more opportunity to better and increase more life or we can take almost as leaders approaches would say, that we only want to spend 58 million to allow 150 students to have an opportunity, I would also note 58 million to build the school is not to provide any else in turn of working the needs of the school including in the computers or any other furniture or any other thing, this is just to build the school, and so those additional expenses come, but again my point is to try to provide as much opportunities to support for our schools and many of those who will not get anything under the burn four third under this band will benefit by having institutional approximately 60 million put in there to help those schools in the western part of the state. What purpose is a gentleman from for purpose does Representative Hager rise? Speak on the amendment a second time. Gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment a second time Thank you Mr. Speaker. Guys, Representative Hall talks about the Board Of Governors, I will tell you this in front of everybody and everybody listening on radio, I would never navigate to help the well being in the welfare of children to the board the covers ever, I don't think any Representative of west North Carolina would do that, we're looking out for the best interests of what we think is for the state and for the children all across. As far as the furniture Representative Jordan brought up, I would never put furniture and consumables on a 20 year bond. That's just not the way we do business, it's not the right thing. So again it's about equity for West North Carolina, it's about doing the right thing for our children, it's about giving children in West North Carolina the same advantage that children in Wake County, Orange County, Chatham County, Durham County have had for the last 35 years. It's a matter of fairness so please vote this amendment down. Further discussion further debate? Representative Collins, for what purpose does the gentleman from Nash rise? To briefly debate the amendment. Gentleman is recognized to debate the amendment. Well I live east of here, as most of you know and I'm a long way from this proposed school. To me it's not a matter of equity as it is to my seat mate as it is a matter of farsightedness. We say that we do a lot of things in this state to try to look into the future, and of course we know scheme education is the buzz word for what we need to be doing and preparing our kids for the future. Not only that but we do a lot of things in this state to try to lure the brightest and the best of our students to stay in this state and to be educated in this state and to eventually to take their expertise and entrepreneurial skills and build businesses and industries in the state and research facilities and so forth that add to the economy of this state and hire people in this state. That's our reason for allowing the in-state tuition for people of Moorehead Scholarships and things like that. So to me this is a matter of our economic future. This is a matter of trying to take those people who can really drive the economic future of this state and try educate them here in North Carolina and keep them here in North Carolina. And so I think if we're looking into the future we need to support this school. To me we need to have as many of them as we can have across the state. So I would ask you to vote red on this amendment Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of amendment nine presented by Representative Hall. All those in favor will signify by voting aye.
All opposed will vote no. The Clerk will open the vote Representative Howard, with the lady like to vote The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 27 voting in the affirmative and 78 in the negative, the amendment fails. Representative Hall. Does the Chair understanding that the gentleman would like to withdraw his third amendment, is that correct? Yes Mr. Chairman I hereby substitute amendment that has just been handed up to the rules chair to the clerk for to be put on the dashboard. We'll get to that now House obedience Mr. Speaker absolutely [xx] Mr. Speaker if its in order and if it pleases the chair I'd like to go ahead and change my vote to no 371 amendment 3. The gentleman be recorded saying voted no on that's on the original, the general [xx] reporters had embedded there. Now there is still a motion to reconsider before the body that we'll come back to also but the journal will be recorded as having better known that amendment Welcome the gentleman from [xx] forth the substitute, The amendment is on the dashboard. The Clerk will read the amendment. Representative Hall moves to amend the bill on page 11 lines 15 through 18 by deleting those lines. Gentleman has the fought to divide the Amendment Thank you, Mr. Speaker and this was an amendment we had previously submitted. We have amended it now this would provide the support to the military projects as we talked about to assist us in our positioning in maintaining our basis here in North Carolina this change to this amendment is one to make it clear that this funds can only be extended for projects that would be around military's asillation[sp?] and not on the federal land so there will be no conflict in [xx] arids provision in no conflict in any funding provisions again this would be approved by the commission of military affairs as recommended I know this again was in the Governor's ban proposal for $87 million was not successful, it was not put in our proposal at all. I think it be responsible for us not to at least address this matter as best we could, so I'd ask your support on the amendment. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Martin rise? To debate the amendment. The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment. Thank you very much Mr. Speaker, and Mr. Speaker to stop, thanks for working with us to come up with an amendment that addressed your concerns, I've got the list of projects from the Governor's recommended by him before me and just want to illustrate a couple of examples of what this money would go to. If one of the projects would commission a study on the [xx] and also Jacksonville's water aquifer. One of the limiting factors down there, one of the things we're concerned about down there is we don't have enough water for thirsty marines and their families. But that also of course affects the citizens of Jacksonville and Onslow county so to take a look to that. In addition, you'll note their's an item for Fort Bragg and [xx] road improvements. Their is a lot of state roads that either go through those installations, and also lead out to them, and when you got to move troops quickly, either by roads somewhere or by road to a rail terminal, you need good roads to do that. And so this is important, and it's one of the things that the folks make decisions on what installations will thrive, or suffer in the next round of [xx] we'll be looking at. Another thing that will be a potential candidate for bond funds under this amendment will be money to help create buffers outside of our military installations. If you trained on Fort Bragg, you'll know that a lot of our artillery ranges that I used to fire on can be on the edges of post and
a lot of the drop zones where planes fall over and dropped paratroopers are on the edge of post. A lot of sub-divisions have grown up, adjacent to post, which is a good thing because they're providing housing for our service members and their families but also what's happened is that they're affected by the noise, in addition there's habitat for some endangered wildlife as a result of the Federal Government decisions that can impact training on Fort Bragg, and so, if we can create buffer zones outside of Fort Bragg that will help preserve forth bio gas in an area where the army can continue to train well into the future. Other states recognize that they are in competition with North Carolina in future rounds of bark, part of the competition is Texas, Texas is spending a lot of money to support their active duty military installation. In addition to Texas, The People's Republic of Massachusetts has spent over $100 million of bond money to support their military installations, this is much less than that but it's something would make sense to make sure North Carolina continue to thrive in feature rounds black, I appreciate your support for the amendment. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Dollar rise? To debate the amendment. The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment the amendment as I'm reading is so much similar to the previous amendment which was defeated it's taking from very needed expansion of education in a very important area, not only geographically, but more importantly in terms of maths and science, and you're pitting you're trying to pit education against military needs, and that's not what we need to be doing here. And I wouldn't question anyone's playing games, but that's just not what we need to be doing on this floor. We don't need to be pitting very important education needs against other items that are set aside for some military affairs things that have been very, very well thought through and crafted on this bill. I would also remind the body this is not the only opportunity that we are going to have now and in the future to appropriate money as has been done in the passed and in a long period of time to adress [xx] particularly lame surrounding military basis which general assembly for a number for years have worked on it and invested million of dollars and this is a bill of a [xx] choice and we do not need to pass this amendment. I would urge you to vote no on this and rest assured that we will take care of, this General Assembly now and in the future, we'll take care of any needs that we have to ensure that all of our military bases that are currently in North Carolina stay in North Carolina. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Pendleton, rise? To speak on the amendment. The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment I'm in favor of this amendment, I don't know I'm exactly in favor of all the parts of the amendment, but from my friends in the Pentagon that I'v met through the years, North Carolina in 2017 could easily lose a fair amount at Camp LeJune, Cherry Point installations and Sumo Johnson is could easily be closed., and we have got to compete with these other states. Now keep in mind only about 8 states have the preponderance of big military bases. So the rest of the states really don't care anything about it Texas has been mentioned, California, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, they are the main ones we've got to do this. Now if you people may think that we're play catting Department of Defense with all this National Guard money the National Guard is a state entity. The department of the army, air force, navy, the marines and coast guards They all they're federal so they're looking at what we're doing to support the federal side of the ledger and we're not doing anything. The Governor had asked that this be in the budget and I think this is one of the most important things we could do. Now, my fellow rep over there was talking about why we need borders. I never will forget one time they were warned against building under development right off Fort
Bragg and they built it right up next to the border. It happened to be extended the valley in to Fort Bragg and my people were out there doing tank night gunnery and this time they sent the MPs out to the range and ordered us to shut down and I ignored them, he kept firing. I got in a lot of trouble over that deal, but anyway that's the kind of thing you get, that's why you need this buffers, thank you. For what purpose does the gentleman from Union Representative Arp rise? Speak to the amendment. The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment. First of all ladies and gentlemen I want to take this moment of opportunity to commend the governor for leading on this area. He has put forth a great plan for our military and come out with the proposals of the bond, and I want to thank him for the vision of protecting and supporting our great military friendly state. This was a tough part of the bonds when we were looking at this stuff, but as with anything when you have a limited sources of funds you have to make priority choices. Our judgment in creating a bond actually put $92.7 million toward the military more than what then was the governor was able to do in his plan, so we're walking together in this. The buffers that Representative are included in this, but our focus is, as what was correctly said, was on this direct state responsibilities and I think we all want to remember this conversation to work to have greater appropriations in the future, to support our federal bases and what they mean, and I think we can do this in a balanced plan. This actually puts more money to our military, our National Guard, it respects the buffer zones that are in there, those who are in there, and I just ask for you to vote against this amendment and preserve the plan of the bond. For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Szoka rise? To debate the bill. The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment. Thank you. [xx] and I'm not quite aware where do I start, but I'll start with the votes yesterday I guess, I find it very interesting that the amendment sponsor and Representative Martin are now for something that they didn't vote for yesterday. I just, I can't wrap my head around that too much. As far as the military issues, I couldn't write quite fast enough to write down everything that I heard but only just address some of them, state roads through Fort Bragg. Yes there are some state roads through Fort Bragg and this state has spent millions, tens of millions of dollars in rerouting roads around Fort Bragg, the main one that goes through Fort Bragg right now is scheduled for closure in the next several years due to the efforts of this body and the senate and the Governor and funding roads around that. Another thing on roads, it's very important to get to the ports, it absolutely is, and once again this Body has voted in the strategic transportation initiative. By doing that, that recognized the importance of interstate system to get the troops from fort brag to the ports so that's pretty much covered. Talk about water for thirsty marines. Well Representative Catlin, myself and Representative Glazier sponsored a bill that passed and I think it's sitting on a the Governor's desk right now. House Bill 186 for water study of that very issue, of the Cape Fair river basin, because we recognize it as a huge issue so we're already covered there. The buffer zone issue, there's been numerous legislation passed since I've been here. I've only been here three years, about buffer zones specifically to protect military bases not only around Bragg and LeJeune but around Seymour Johnson. So some of these rationales that I heard in the debate here they don't hold water folks, because we've either already addressed the issue or I would defer to Representative Burr even if you wanted to do a study, that's not something you spent bond money on. Bond money's spent on physical assets, things not studies so I'm a little disappointed to debate on this amendment, I will just urge you to vote no. Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does the gentleman from Union, Representative Mark, rise? Call a question. I'm sorry call for the question. The gentleman from Union has moved the previous question. Those in favor for the motion for previous question will vote aye. Those opposed will vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will
lock the machine and record the vote. 60 having voted in the affirmative and 39 in the negative the previous question is adopted. This isn't an amendment there was not a better period the question for the house is the adoption of amendment 10 offered by Representative Hull those in favor will vote aye those oppose will vote no. the Clerk will open the vote. Representative Raim representative Torbett on the floor representative Hadcock representative Johnston members on the floor the Clerk will lock the machine and record the record the vote. 33 having voted in the affirmative and 67 in the negative the amendment fails. The gentleman from Duplin representative Dickson is recognized to send fourth an amendment the Clerk will read. Representative Dickson moves to amend the bill on page 70 rise 405 by the leading election in November of 2015 Thank you speaker, members of the house I talked with the bill sponsor and this amendment moves to came to presidential primaries election [xx] in November I will appreciate your support, further discussion further debate if not the question before the house is adoption amendment A11 for those favor representative support will vote aye those opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote The clerk will work the machine, the machine will record the vote, 89 having voted in affirmative, 11 in the negative, the amendment is adopted. The gentleman from Durham representative Hall is recognized to set forth the amendments 89 of 9.3 I will tend to wish women Yes sir Mr. Speaker in the situation of work been done about my colleagues I wanted to save sometime for them May I, the memo will be returned to the gentleman private discussion for the for the house is the passage of the house committee substitute, house bill 943 and start reading. Those in favour will vote aye aye. Those opposed will vote no. The Clerk will open the vote. the clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 76 having voted in the affirmative and 29 in the negative, House Bill 943 passes its third reading, the bill as ordered engrossed and sent to the senate. Notices and announcements? Mr. Speaker? I'll apologize, just a moment, we do have the other motion before the body that the Chair had temporarily displaced, let's get back to that. I believe it was an amendment that had strike that a motion which was made to reconsider the vote by which half the amendment to read House Bill 371 had been adopted, Representative Bumgardner had made the may the motion an I believe the gentleman had had an opportunity did the gentleman get an opportunity to debate that motion? I he didn't, the Chair will give the gentleman an opportunity to debate the motion. I've debated it all I want to, if [xx] to reconsider, we'll reconsider if you won't make a withdrawal I can do that. Withdraw it. I withdraw the the gentleman from Gaston withdraws the motion to reconsider. For what purpose does the gentleman form Cabarrus Representative Pittman rise? To now is going to speak in favor of the motion to reconsider. For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham, Representative Michaux, rise? point of personal privilege Mr. Speaker. The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. Thank you Mr. Speaker and ladies and gentlemen in the House I'll rise on this occasion to not let it pass without giving some recognition to an incident that happened approximately 50 years ago this day. On August 6th 65 President Lyndon Johnson signed into being the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This law was written in past
to enforce the voting rights guaranteed by the 14th and 15th amendment to the constitution. It resulted in mass enfranchisement of racial minorities, especially those minorities located in the South. To many of us this was the most effective piece of civil rights legislation ever enacted. The Congress has enacted and reauthorized the act approximately 5 times since then. 50 years later, and let me say this because it's something that has that I have lived through, and had a privilege of living through and I have learned a lot about it. We're once again caught in the throws of trying to reverse history with what's happenning today. It was said that when his bill was passed that the Democrat would be the ones who would really be helped by the passage of this legislation, what it did is it helped all people in this country who had not had who had been disenfranchised before to get enfranchisement back I can recall what led up to this particular passage of this bill. In 1964, we passed Civil Rights Act which opened up public accommodations and many things. In one year later the same president that signed the 64 acts signed the 63rd voting rights act, and what led up to that I can remember was that the march on Selma was the precursor to this bill being passed. In March of 1965, Jimmy Lee Jackson was killed in a merge in Alabama protecting his mother from the thross of those forces that were trying to beat down that folks would organizing a match to register to vote, after that it was determined then that a match would me made to Salma to present a petition to the governor from Salma to [xx] to pass petition to governor so the boarding rights could be extended. There were counties in Mississippi and Alabama where African Americans outnumbered, outnumbered, the white citizens there but you were never given an opportunity to vote to have representation of their choice. Anyway the vote started on March 7th with a vote from Selma to Montgomerry. It got to the Edmond Petas bridge and at that time and Klan forces, sheriff's forces and all others descended on that crowd and it became known as bloody Sunday. These pictures all over the world and everybody got pretty upset about it. The president, then Lyndon Johnson who went was boring with boarding life he immediately put up a call that he need, we need bill immediate two days later, the second march from [xx] to Montgomery was instituted. This happened on Tuesday we call that turn around two is because what happened then when the match started they matched to theEdmund Pettus Bridge, and before crossing the bridge over into the next county the group knelt, prayed and turned around, and went back. The reason for that was because their was a Federal Order out and we were looking for that Federal Order to be changed, the third three days later the third match to summer began and that ended with a a successful match to sell. I was fortunate to have been there doing a third match for that so I know what it meant when you stop and think about the blood that was shed, the blood of Gemely[sp?] Jackson, Shana Goodman and Shirley all those who dam in Mississippi. Khaoula Liuzzo who was ferrying people from Summer to Montgomery and Montgomery back all killed because of that and those who suffered even before at those who will beat and serve on Monday Sunday and somewhere at that time. We had problems here in North Carolina not as significant as that but I was one of the ones who went down to eastern North Carolina trying to get people to vote along with John Lewis, and myself. We're trying to get back folks to vote, to register and
they run us out of the eastern part of the state because they were so intimidated they were so terrorized, not by a fore on forces but by there own neighbors, that they said we were crazy trying to get them to vote. So you can understand and why I feel very close to this because of that and now I got an opportunity to come to this body as a result of the Voting Rights Act. Those of us of color who sit in this body came here as a result of the Voting Rights Act and we have made contributions. Many of the contributions that I have had a part in dealt with getting the franchise out not only to minorities but to everybody. Same day voting, early registration, same day registration, all of these things were passed in order and as a result of the Voting Rights Act to get people turn out and vote. In fact in North Carolina in 1996 we were 43rd in turnout in the country. As a result of the Voting Rights Act and as a result of the laws that this body passed in 2008, we were 11th in turnout in the country. So it affected all of us but here, now I'm finding that I have to fight the same fight I fought 50 years ago trying to make it so that we can all enjoy the [xx] and yes Democrats have really benefited from it and I'll tell you why. You accuse us of giving our votes to Democrats saying they take it for granted. Let me tell you something. You've taken my vote for granted gets me [xx] or George Brown who will retain the governor at the very state, if it gets me [xx] Beacons, Lou Stokes, Lena Jackson, Bill Bell, mayors of major cities. If it gives me a governor like [xx] then yes you can take my vote for granted. If it gives me a president who sang one but two civil rights Bill you can take my book for granted but I can go to a meeting and know that am not in a whole white meeting but all everybody is represented. You can take my vote for granted, and if you have taken my vote for granted, me as elected a governor or a president. A president who is my color, but is not a bad president but is the president of United States elected not only once but twice, and yet have been to face the file and all those things that have been put against him who has brought us out of recession, who has brought our troops home the gentleman has exceed three minutes, the gentleman time is expired. Mr Speaker. For what purpose that the gentleman from Guilford Representative Blust rise? Point of order gentleman may state his point of order. Mr. Speaker should not House Bill 371 be before the House? Was House 371 brought back before the House because it was displaced pending Representative Bumgardner's motion and for him to withdraw his motion wouldn't the bill have to first be brought back before the House, and aren't we still needing to vote on the bill as a whole? Representative Blust, we actually brought the bill, I brought the motion back before the body, the gentleman withdrew his motion. After he withdrew his motion the only final action that is needed on House Bill 371 is for the Chair to direct that the bill ordered engrossed and enrolled, or enrolled and sent to the governor. We had to simply vote on the three separate amendments so we've actually had our votes on those three separate amendments at this time. and I know there were memories changing their votes before I don't know that several lives I don't know what that's about don't. Mr. Speaker? What purpose does the gentleman from Gaston rise? I can confirm what this one is about and I request to change my vote on house bill 371 amendment three from a yes to a no. The gentleman may be recorded as that amendment.
Thank you Sir for what purpose does the gentleman from Durham Representative rise? Inquiry Mr. Chair The gentleman may state his inquiry Mr. Speaker I like be involved article two section 18 of the North Carolina current in the constitution which allows any member of the house to discuss to decent and from and protest against any act or resolve that she may think he is jury for the public and to any individual to any individual and have the reasons spread upon the problem, what I'm saying is I'm invoking this so I can finish my remarks Just a moment Representative Mitchel they concurs with the accord the chair recognized the gentleman for a point of personal priviledge which initially I will come to you I want to make sure that we decide the record straight to gentleman to speak to a point of personal priviledges normally rise for few minutes, and for the gentleman to exceed those three minutes now the gentleman is raising for a different purpose to speak for their statement of protest for senate of state counsel constitution. The chair will recognize the gentlemen in order of there that is a procedure, the chair has not entertained and the chair cannot retain the chair does not recall on his head that this chair has been a member of the house since 2003 has been done I welcome back to that purpose of Chairman so spare a moment because we need to determine what exact procedure is, but will come to the gentle man on that just a moment. Mr. Speaker? Mr. Speaker. What purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Pendleton rise? May I have permission to address Representative Michaux? No that would not be in order at this time, the only gentlemen can simply go talk to one another but as far as anything on the House floor that would not be in order. I might look at this procedure but I believe there maybe some other to vote changes and will come back to the gentleman. Let me do this, I understand there was folks who want to change their votes on amendment 3 of House Bill 371. I would ask for those only to have their lights on, everyone else turn your lights off, I will come to other members momentarily. And there would be a point at which the Chair will not be able to count vote changes. Representative West does the gentleman for that purpose the gentleman wish to be recorded as having voted no on amendment 3 to House Bill 371 is that correct? Same for Representative Dickson? representative Horn at the same request, Representative Martin is at request from the lady representative Browley, okay. Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does the gentleman from [xx] representative Waren rise? Just for inquiry of the Chair. The gentleman may state his inquiry. Again this is only for my educational permit procedure is it still not possible for somebody who voted on the prevailing side to make the motion It is. Thank you Sir. And the Chair is determining program that trip the wire here on this vote changes. Representative Conrad's at the ladies request, Representative McNeill's at the gentleman's request, Represent Carol at gentlemans request, Representative Tuner is at the ladies request represent persneyof the request Speaker Speaker just a moment, for what purpose doe the gentleman fro Gaston Representative Bumgardner rise? Can I withdraw my withdrawal? We actually agreed they representative Bumgardener, the gentleman actually doesn't have to withdraw the withdraw, the gentleman is recognized for a motion if he'd like to state word. Make a motion reconsider the vote on amendment three. The gentleman has made a motion that the House consider the vote by which amendment three was adapted to House Bill 371. Any discussion debate on that? Mr. Speaker I did vote on the first prevailing side and I not changed my vote yet, so we are good Is there any well there are several whites any other members who have arrived the motion to reconsider. Thank you Mr. Speaker, I think a lot of folks probably just felt like since it was
when I got married I got supported and I give thanks and it felt great, however I feel that this memory dealing away with any kind of statute limitations, excuse me is establishing statute limitations. SO, establishing statute limitations. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker. On chair. For what purpose does the gentleman from spend follow up? To ask the gentleman from which will yield to the question. Does the gentleman the gentleman from Cabarrus also gentle man from way the gentleman from Cabarrus continues to have the floor to debate the motion. And because I don't think there should be any limitation on going after a terrorist, I feel we should reconsider changes and the only reason anybody has given anybody for why we shouldn't change and overthrow this amendment is because we might have to go for conference that if we do. Too bad, it's just too bad, I think doing the right thing is worth having to go to conference I would like to have members who wish to change there vote, and vote against some amendments have the opportunity to do so we can do the right thing. Thank you For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Dollar, rise? Does the gentleman wish to propound a question to the gentleman from Cabarrus? No to debate the motion. Gentleman is recognized to debate the motion. Thank you Mr Speaker, can we just please cut our lights off, vote on the motion and then we'll be in a position for Representative Whitmire to explain what the amendment actually does, and that might actually clarify people and then we can have a vote and get out of here, okay? We've got budget and other things we need to get to and I think we need to cut through the yes let Whitmire explain it and then vote however you want to vote. For what purpose does the gentleman from Representative Whitmire rise? Debate the motion please. The gentleman has the floor to debate the motion. Let me know if I'm out of line but I ask you to vote, not to reconsider as in read, and if I may, and shut me down if I can't [xx] had not put in the original bill, the original bill five years which senator mckissick actually clarified and made it clear for someone going to the statute, a lot of pages to go through he actually helped but and we've not said five, we've devoted to three and at the end of the day the reason I have talked of [xx] I have served 29 years in the still serving if there is anybody in this body and I know there is a bunch more who want to put the thumb on any time of flavor [xx] action whatsoever not giving me recourse or breaks whatsoever, I think we're on the same sheet. But if delay this bill and I'm not trying to sales man here that's just more time we are not able to go ahead and authorize yet the IC General to, as you can see Okay which is in another part that we did, I wish they would send us all these amendments enrolled, it was very sloppy how we had to do each amendment. But the amendment that and I had a very in-debt discussion with many people to make sure there was not negotiating trap so whatsoever at the end of the day, I would love for the statue limitations to be forever, as in one more than five years. But that's another day another time. Vote down the motion please to reconsider, so the speaker can order this out so the government can sign it and we can get on and if we have to do something and I respect tremendously the thought there, but we need to get this thing to the governor ASAP, please. Vote well on the motion. Mr Speaker. For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaston, Representative Bumgardner, rise? I'm going to withdraw this motion again and I'm not doing anything else. This is it. We're done so. you might want to adjourn like right away. For what purpose does the lady from Wake, Representative Avila, rise? Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I just have one question for all of you in the House, maybe two questions, how many of you in here have ever been involved in an automobile accident? Do you know what the statute of limitations is? The lady is out of order. The lady is attempting to debate the Statute of Limitations on a motion that is no
longer before us, but the answer is three years. The lady have a seat. Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Martin rise? To see if the gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Floyd, would do something about this Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland Representative Floyd rise? Inquiry to chair in the [xx] The gentleman may state his inquiry Mr. Speaker is there any important business for the chamber at this time? The only matter before the chamber is the which representative Michele want to be heard, and representative Patornay has his light on for some reason chair doesn't know we will probably find out in a moment. Mr. Speaker. Just a moment any further measures pertained house bill 371? Alright the chair orders house bill 371, ordered and sent to the governor Yes, sir. Mr. Speaker. Yes. For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Floyd, rise? With the lead of the Chair, once you rule pull down representative Michele request is it possible that rules Chair can [xx] first on Thursday Well we're going to open the notices and announcements before I do that I'm going to back to Representative Michaux. Representative Michaux, the gentleman stated that he wished to speak to a provision of protest presented to the state constitution gentleman may state the basis of his protest. Basis of my protest Mr. Speaker is that I was speaking on how is it, well before this body, that I feel were injurise to the public and, basically was trying to wind down. Mr. Speaker? For what purpose does the gentleman from Guilford Representative Blust rise? To make a motion. The gentleman has the floor for a motion. I move that the rules be suspended on the three minute limitation rule on what personal privilege be suspended so that representative Mitchelle may complete us from. Is there objection? Hearing none, the Chair will permit the gentleman to conclude the remarks. Thank you Mr. Speaker, and thank you ladies and gentlemen of the house. I'm sorry that I have to put through this but I felt that this bit of history and the understanding of house, some of your fellow citizens felt about the importance of the day that I tried recognize. I was about to the end of my remarks anyway at the time I was called down, and all I want to say is that to many of us, to your fellow citizens, the passage of that act in 1965 was a combination of many, many years of fighting struggle or blood [xx], or anything that you want to call it. I, fortunately through a hold on me I moved many of the people who were involved I know them who are living with sort of the old guard now but I could not in good conscious leave this body or leave you with the impression that everything was alright. If you want to get a full history on it, I will I will refer you to it and if not, in it it's something that's undoubtedly. The New York Times, the magazine section this past Sunday had a full story of the is of the voting lines sat in it. It is a succinct story. It is a good story because it looks at all sides of what has happened since that act was passed. It is I'm a part of this article but also Art Pope is a part of this article, Carter Rian[sp?] is a part of this article and you need to take a look at it so you can get a full understanding, and so Mr. Speaker as I said before, when you are able, then you are able to produce things for me that others have produced for me then you can take me for granted too, but when I look at your coccus[sp?] and my coccus[sp?] I see a big difference nobody in your co [xx] can express to you what some of us feel here and so with that Mr. Speaker I want to end this by saying that August the 6th of 1965 was probably the greatest day in the movement of this country, and we haven't gone to the dogs because of it, we've enlightened the whole nation, we enlighten the whole world. And when you look to disenfranchise, when you look to supress then think about the people who died for that right to vote. For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaberland Representative Lucas to rise?
Inquiry of the chair? The gentleman may state his inquiry. Thank you Mr. Speaker, if we can find the condensed rendition of Representative Michele's remarks, I'd like to have those spread across today's journal. If they're not written remarks there's really no way to do that. I think he'll provide something, that's fine Additional inquiry. That will be fine. Yes sir, I think he has [xx] time rendition of that, if that possible. We'll do, just provide this to the court, same with any of those remarks, because usually what happens, with that several is here. If they're are not writing it, and it has to be less than 1000 words. Further notices and announcements. Oh yes, the pages, I was just about to forget, pages we want to thank you all for being here this week, we hope you had an opportunity to learn, make some friends and see your government in action and would ask my colleagues to please join me in thanking the pages for this service this week. And the lady from Wilson, Representative Martin is recognized to send forth the conference report. The clerk will read. The conferees appointed to resolve the difference between the Senate and the House for Representatives on House Bill 512, a bill to be entitled an act to allow the extensions for implementation of back-up PSAP requirements to define uniform standards for backup PSAP, to develop the master purchasing list for 911 system eligible expenses, and to prohibit the double taxation of city residents for 911 dispatch services, senate judiciary one committee substitute adopt 7215, 3rd edition engrossed 715 submit the following report, the house of the senate agreed to follow the amendment to the senate judiciary one committee substitute to 7215, 3rd edition engrossed to 715 15 to the house concurs and the senate committee substitute as amended during the senate judiciary amended one committee 12-2PCCS40499-SA-2 recommended that the senate and the house of representatives August 2015, conference for the senate house of representatives, Representative Martin, Chair, Representative Stain, Brown and Federal 36 D, Representative Lucas the gentleman's request about the journal would ask that any comments from the general may be comply with the rules where they will need to be submitted in writing prior to approval. Further notices and announcements. Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does the from Harnett Representative Lewis rise? For an announcement. Gentleman has the floor for an announcement. Members the house still is in session right now. Mr. speaker the committee on Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House originally noticed to meet for 12:30, will meet at 1 O'clock today and if I could further elaborate on that. The gentleman has the floor. The intent of the meeting is to issue out a proposed committee substitute that will then be referred to Finance. it is also to do the same thing with another bill, the Chair apologizes, I can't recall the title of right now, and it will source a bill. So there won't be anything terribly exciting, but we do intend to meet at one because we need to move this stuff forward prior to next week. For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaston, Representative Hastings rise? If it pleases the Speaker and after clarification Mr. Speaker, and I apologize to the whole Body, on 371, on the third amendment, I would change my vote back to yes. The gentleman will be recorded as having voted aye on amendment 3 of the House Bill 371. Further notices and announcements? If not the gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis is recognized for a motion.
Mr. Speaker, I move that subject to messages from the Senate, committee reports, conference reports, the re-referral of bills and resolutions, that the House do now adjourn to reconvene on Monday, August 10th at 7 o'clock P. M. Representative Lewis moves, seconded by Representative Pendleton, that subject to receipt of messages from the Senate, the receipt of committee reports, the receipt of conference reports, and the referral of bills and resolutions that the house do now adjourn to reconvene Monday, August 10th at 7 P. M. Those in favor will vote Aye those opposed no, the ayes have it, we stand adjourned.