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House | June 22, 2015 | Chamber | House Session

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The house will come to order, members will take their seats, visitors will retire from the chamber the sergeant arms will close the doors members and visitors are asked to please silent all their electronic devices to provide representative Hari I would ask all members and all guest in the gallery to please stand and remain standing after the prayer for the pledge full agency representative Alex. Thank you Mr. Speaker let us pray dear father thank you for allowing all of us to be here today together this morning and to be health and feel good to be and coming it been a bad the week the many of use. Last week many people on this floor debated in issue that is so controversial and difficult and with difficult decision for us to make get hours later crime and misery came across this country please forgive those that have hatred and pain in their heart I'm not lure that in that moment that church I know you we in there with that patriot pain and that misery but I also know you swooped your loved one up the moment the moment that you could and indulge them with your love. Now you have given the families a grief from the moment that I saw on the TV with the families to give him I had began to cry I have cried for this country I have cried for these people and I have cried for this family we are all chosen people who are here today elected by our constituents given the job and part of our job is to protect. Well, last week we didn't protect like we should, so I beg upon you Lord to be with us as we continue to make these difficult decisions, help us not use divisive rhetoric and hard feelings, but to open our hearts and minds help our country heal these wound that are so agent live tongue. I know this may not be the prayer for the General Assembly tonight but it is my prayer, and in Jesus' Name I give it to you. Thank you. I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America 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 Harnett, Representative Lewis is recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker, the Journal for June 18th has been examined and found to be correct. I move that it stand approved as written. Representative Lewis moves the Journal for June 18th be approved as written, those in favor will say Aye. Aye. Those opposed No. The Ayes have it The panel is approved is written ratification the bill resolutions the clerk will read. The senator re-post the following bills during the ratify for presentation of the governor Senator Hudson 12, AN ACT TO ALLOW SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION BY A RETIRED SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE HANDGUN QUALIFICATIONS FOR ACTIVE SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO BE sufficient for purposes of a Concealed Handgun Permit. HB 154, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO ENROLL THEIR EMPLOYEES AND DEPENDENTS IN THE STATE help plan for teachers and state employees and also to authorize panel spring committee to school to elect and participate in state health plan for teachers ans state employees. House Bill 836, AN ACT TO PROVIDE REGULATORY RELIEF FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BY AUTHORIZING CITIES TO RESERVE CERTAIN EASEMENTS WHEN PERMANENTLY CLOSING to repeal the requirement for licensing in going out of business sales by Local Governments to authorize electronic submission of up to $2 list of our county bill to relations to authorize the use of new technology for paper gallets in the time frame to implement the requirements for paper ballots from January 1st, 2018 to September 1st, 2019 for counties that use direct record electronic voting machines for certain voting requirements. To authorize certain municipalities to conduct malt[sp?] beverage and unfortified wine collections. To require County Board of Elections to notify registered voters of the option to complete a written request for an absentee ballot at a one-stop voting location when the voter presents without an eligible form of photo identification. To authorize voters who suffer from a reasonable impediment preventing the voter from obtaining photo identification to complete reasonable impediment declarations when voting. To remove term limits for service on the Board of Education of

Alexander County, the required electronic poll books to be certified by the State Board of Elections. And the following bill duly ratified, properly enrolled and prepared for the presentation to the Office of the  Secretary of State. Senate Bill 140, an Act to authorize the town of Lake Santeetlah to levy on accuracy attacks. Chapter of bills will be noted. Calendar the house bill 263, the house will come to order. Member house bill 263 and the request of the bill sponsor are going to be removed from this evening's calendar and placed on Wednesday's calendar. House bill 284 expect us. Senator 284 the clerk will read. Senator Henderson senate bill 284 the bill to be entitled and read to the senate supervision on authority run the counties and cities special assessment to address critical infrastructural needs General Assembly North Carolina Act. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake represent the Stam arise? Please speak on the bill. Gentlemen has supported to debate the bill, my house will come to order. Mr Speaker and members of the house the authority given under these particular statutes expires June 30th and this bill would extend that deadline. There already is a procedure for assessments by counties or cities that does not require a petition by landowners, but rather just a vote by the county commissioners or city council, and this particular procedure does require a petition by a majority of landowners who must represent 66% of the assessed value. The Local Government Indemnity[sp?] has to be approved by the Local Government Commission, and this is for infrastructure. The Local Government Commission has to approve this type of procedure, and the Local Government Commission has requested, and the State Treasurer's Office has requested an amendment, which I'll offer in a minute, to reduce the time for paying back from 30 years to 25 years I think that's more prudent, and that's in their normal rules and guidelines. Without this procedure, what counties and cities can do is an assessment that has to be paid back due and for of not more than 10 installments, so this is actually less owner is on a property owner. In my own particular, this is a statewide bill, but in my own particular town it'll be 100% because it's being used for a project called [xx] that will ultimately be a billion dollar investment with no zero incentives at all. The town will issue a revenue bond approved by Local Government Commission, and then as tracks are sold off the people who purchased the tracks that are now improved by sewer, water, roads will then pay it back over up to, whatever period the town chooses but up to 25 years, and with that Mr. Speaker, I would like to offer an amendment. T The gentleman is recognized to send forth an amendment, the clerk will read. Representative Stan moves to amend the bill on page one line for by rewriting the line to read. The gentleman has the floor to debate the amendment. Thank you, at the request of the state treasurer's office for the local government commission, this reduces from 30 years to 25 years, the Senate senate is agreeable to this and I would request your support for the amendment. Further discussion further debate on the amendment, if not the question for the House is the adoption of amendment one offered by Representative Stan those of favor to vote aye those who oppose vote no clerk opens the vote. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 111 having voted in the Affirmative and none in the Negative, the Amendment is adopted, we are back on the bill. Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of Senate Bill 284 on its Second Reading. Those in favor will vote Aye, those opposed will vote No, the Clerk will open the vote. Representative Blust, does the gentleman wish to record on this vote? Representative Boles? The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 105 having voted in the Affirmative

and 7 in the Negative, Senate Bill 284 passes its Second Reading. It is Roll Call, the bill will remain on the calendar. House Bill 714, the Clerk will read. Rep. Jeter, Mc Grady, Shepard and Cotham House Bill 714 avail to be entitle an act to create licence issue saved for behavior of the houses, North Carolina General Assembly Act. For what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg Representative Jeter arise? To debate this wonderful bill. The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. House bill 2014 is passed health committee in financial anonymous rate the bill simply allows for behavioral enlist to pass national surge National Board Ratification Task and be able to practice without supervision of psychologist will be known, right now will be the only state in that requires them to get supervision by psychologist everyone s in support of this bill there has been no opposition I'd appreciate your green support further discussion further debate if not the question before the house is the passage pf house bill 714 on it's second reading those in favor will vote aye those opposed vote no the clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 110 having voted in the Affirmative and 2 in the Negative, House Bill 714 passes its Second Reading and will without objection be read a third time. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of House Bill 714 on it's Third Reading. Those in favor will say Aye. Aye. Those opposed No. The Ayes have it, House Bill 714 passes its Third Reading and will be sent to the Senate. Senate Bill 88, the Clerk will read. Senator Brown, Senate Bill 88 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ASSIGN POLE ATTACHMENT DISPUTES TO THE NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION. The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake, Representative Stam rise? To explain the bill. The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. Mr. Speaker, Members of the House, the bill does a couple of things. What I consider the most important is to move [xx]   Just a moment the house will come to order the gentleman has the floor. Thank you Mr speaker Members of the house the bill does several things, what I consider the most important is to move disputes about pole attachments that is, how much a person who owns a pole gets to charge a person who wants to attach to the pole from the business court to the utility commission and I've always thought it was unconstitutional but whether it is or not extremely unwise to have a court do something like set rates that's not something they teach in law school or courts really can do. But we have a commission that does that called the utility commission so this transfers those cases effective immediately to the utility commission. This have been fully vetted with the public staff of the utility commission and with utility commission, itself, there's a provision for fees that the commission can charge and then it sets different criteria for how those rates maybe they [xx] determined by the commission basically saying it can consider any evidence that the commission believes to be relevant in material, make sure that there is no bundling of bills with electric service and that what it does. Allows any evidence to be consummated to the commission, and with that Mr. Speaker I would be glad to answer a question from anybody and especially from Representative Bishop. For what purpose does the gentleman from Union, Representative Brody rise? Ask Representative Stam a question please. Does the gentleman from Wake yield to the gentleman from Union? I do. He yields. Representative Stam if the utility doesn't want anything on their poles will be, or does the utility commission require them to put something on their poles? I've been asked hundreds of questions about this bill Representative Brody and that's not what I have been asked, because I can't imagine somebody with an asset that They all just wanted to be wasted, so I'll have to look at the bill.   Federal law, requires that representative Riley, so the answer is yes. For what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg representative Bishop rise? To ask representative Stan my question, he yields. Does the gentleman from Lake yield to the gentleman from Mecklenburg? He yields. Does this bill impact the authorities of the utilities commission to use what is generally described as the

FCC formula approach, to selling whole attachments rates, if it wishes to do so.  Representative Bishop the answer is  no! If the commission founds such evidence to be relevant it could be introduced to that approach could be used. The bill gets no preference to that  message  or to any other message that the commission names relevant and would produce a just and reasonable result. From what purpose does the gentleman from Cumber, representative Floyd rise? To see if Representative Stam will yield for a question  Does the gentleman from Lake yields to the gentleman from Cumberland? I yield He yields Representative Stam, you've mentioned the utilical to me. and stay, you didn't mention the utility of the this [xx] the last word. This lifestyle peace and river, the co-opts. Oh yes, oh yes the co-opts are fully in support of this bill. As far as I know, every competing group, and they were a dozen of them, have agreed on the text of this bill. Thank you sir.  For  what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland Representative Lucas rise? To speak briefly on the Bill. The gentleman has forwarded a debate on the Bill. This Bill has been massaged quite a bit and the co-opts initially were reluctant about the bill, but after having negotiated quite a while they are on board, as far as I know most of the stakeholders are on board and they're willing to support the bill. Further discussion further debate if not the question for the house is the passage of citadel 88 on its second reading, those in favour will vote I, those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote 113 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, senate bill 88 passes it's second reading and will without objection be read a third time. General assembly of North Carolina Act. Further discussion, further debate, if not the question for the house is the passage of senate bill on its third reading, those in favor will say aye, those opposed no, the aye's have it. Senate bill 38 passes its third reading, it will be returned to the senate, members our motion of representative Bishop of Mecklenburg county the chair is happy to extend courtesy's of the gallery to his wife Joe Bishop along with Krista, Miles and Marty Linebough[sp?] who are visiting from Mecklenburg county. Would you all please stand so that we can welcome with us today Thank you for being here. Pages if would you please comes forward please. While the pages are coming forward notices and announcements. For what purpose does the gentleman form Harnett Representative Lewis rise? For an announcement Mr. Speaker.  The gentleman is recognized for an announcement. The house will come to order.  Members several members have brought to the attention of the Speaker and the principal Clerk and to the rules Chairman that it appears that a document was to distribute on the floor of the House tonight that did not per rule 57 have the name of the individual distributed after review it is the opinion of the rules Chair that it was the intent of the distributor of the paper that the name would appear, some of them heard it and some of them don't. The Chair asked me to remind the members to review that role and also we have instructed the staff to review that role as well. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg, Representative Brody rise? For an announcement. The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. Well as many of you are aware the Senate sent us a nice love letter over last week and the Finance Committee is going to discuss the finance portions of the budget, Representative Slain will be chairing, this will be for and information purposes only, anyone feels pleased to come on and join us. I encourage you to bring the copy of your Senate budget and also the sales tax distribution documentation that was included with the House bill 117 on the Senate website, thank you. Pages in just a moment the Clerk is going to read your name and your county, in response would ask when you hear Hear your name read that you please step forward, the clerk will introduce the Pages, the House will come to order. Angel Akins, Guilford County sponsor Representative Harrison, Gaddy Banks Franklin County, sponsor

Representative Richardson, Savanna Bill Clattenberg county, sponsor Representative Hager constant team embodiment Mecklenburg County sponsor Representative Bishop, Florianna Portlin Mecklenburg County, Sponsored by Rep. Bishop, Brooklyn Portlite county, sponsor representative Hager, Victoria Carice, Charton Charity, sponsor representative Rieves, Larry Yarborough Brunswick County, sponsored by Representative Iler, Will Dunn  Johnston County, sponsored by Represenattive Daughtry, Lucas Gibman Port South county, Sponsor Represesntative Haward, Joe Hofeman Harton county representative Fairly, Davis different counter sponsor representative Hot star Carter sponsor representative Saine, Marian Luwen Wake county, sponsor representative Martin then with different both counties sponsored by representative Tyle, may I speak for Sike county sponsored by sponsor representative Saine, Marian Lewin Wake County, sponsor representative Martin Strive county, sponsor representative Conred, Conred Ralph, Rutherford county sponsored Representative Hager, Rob vote for Becher representative time. And members we also have four Senate Pages who're visiting with us this evening, would you all please stand as well? Members I want to ask the first of pages who want to thank you for being with us this week, I hope you'd an enjoyable time had an opportunity to learn and make I would ask my colleagues to please join me in welcoming you all with us this evening. You may return you post for what purpose does the gentleman from Mecklenburg, Representative [xx] rise To amend an announcement The gentleman's, recognized for an announcement, I neglect to announce the time at 8;30 and the location is 5;44 for the house committee on finance tomorrow. Further notices and announcements now the gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis is recognised for a motion Mr. Speaker I move the subject to [xx] of bills and resolutions till the house adjourn to reconvene June 23rd at 2 O'clock pm. Representative Louis Moore, seconded by Representative Clevan, that subject to re-refer for bills resolutions the house to address we reconvene Tuesday at June 23rd, 2 pm those in favor say aye, those in favors No, the ayes have it, we stand adjourned.