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House | September 18, 2015 | Chamber | House Session

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The house will come to order the Sargent at Arm will close the doors visitors who return from the chamber the service prayer will be offered by Bill Marks and assistant Sergeant at Arms would ask all members and our members and all visitors in the gallery to please stand for the prayer and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance Mr Maurice. Thank you Mr speaker let's pray dear Heavenly Father I thank you so much for this men and women that have sacrificed so much for the people of this great state of North Carolina, now, besides this we all pray is Jesus taught his disciples to pray Our Father, which art  in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name, Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our deeds as we forgive others, and lead us not to temptations that deliver us from evil for Thy is your kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen Gentleman from Hornet, representative Luis is recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker, the journal for September 17 has been examined and found to be correct. I move that it stand approved as written. Representative Luis moves that the journal for September 17th be approved as written. Those in favor will vote aye Aye. Those oppose no, the ayes have it the journal is approved, is written. Calendar house bill 97 the Clerk will read. Conferee report to resolve the judice between the senate and house bill representative on house bill 97. A bill to be entitle and act to recognize budget for appropriations for current operations of state departments, institutions [xx] purposes. Senate pensions and retirement of ageing committee adopting 616, 15 [xx] submit the following. the conferees recommend the senate and the house to adopt this report.  For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham, Representative Hall rise? Ask Representative Louis a question if he would yield.  Does the gentleman from Hall[sp?] yield to the gentleman from Durham? Yes sir.  He yields.  Thank you Mr speaker and Representative Louis we hope you will have a very short debate here today here it's a great day here in North Carolina. Just trying to figure out how some of the other counties can get our allocation percentage either increased or a little bit higher, I notice Hall was able to get 5.17 but the rest of us are kind of stuck down around the 0 mark, can you help us out how we may have that happen to us as well on our allocation percentages. Representative Hall, let me start by wishing you a very happy birthday like to be the first to do that and I know that you like me would rather spend this day with no one else than each other. So it's a pleasure to be here with you to that point as I've tried to explain in the earlier debate the plan that Senator Brown originally developed was 100% per capita plan. It then became a 75/25 plan, it then became a 50/50 plan. We took the exact net figures that the 50/50 plan would have generated, and whatever percentage that amount was or the total amount of the expansion of the sales tax base became the four million which was plugged in for the distribution of the sales tax proceeds. So I will accept that one of the reasons that Harnett County has this bigger increase as it does is that it is a county that is largely a bedroom community sandwiched between two regional retail giants of Wake and Cumberland. The population is growing, it's one of the fastest growing counties in the State so obviously a formula that is based on population growth which is what a procapita formula is, would in fact need a high returns. For what purpose does the Gentleman from Durham arise again. Yes Mr. Speaker, I just want to thank you Bert for joining me on my birthday I couldn't think of a better way to spend it with group of my best friends right we could accommodate that Representative Hall, What purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Duane Hall rise? To debate the motion. Gentleman has the floor to debate the motion. I just want to take an opportunity to once again thank all of the individuals who worked so hard on this

budget I want to thank everyone especially on the floor of this house that had a fine vote a couple of hours ago and would appreciate your vote again. Further discussion, further debate if not the question before the house is the adoption of the congress report to house bill 97 on its 3rd reading, those in favor will vote aye, those who oppose to vote no, the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will clock the machine and record the vote. 81 having voted in the affirmative and 33 in the negative, House Bill 97  congress report passes it's 3rd reading, the Bill, the senate will be notified, the Bill has been ordered in road and sent to the Governor by a special messenger. The court is recognized to read in the Congress report, the clerk will read. The conferees and [xx] our projection between the senate and the house representative on house bill 117, the bill to be entitled enact to the North Carolina complete act on senate finance committee substitute to adopt 8, 6, 15, 6 Edition engrossed. 8, 11, 15, submit the following report. The House and the Senate agreed to the following amendments of the Senate Finance Committee about the 8, 6, 15 sixth edition engrossed 8, 11, 15 and the house concurs and the Senate committee substitute as amended. Suit adopt H615 six edition in gross H1115 the substitute to the task proposed conference committee so as to H1 17-PCCS10445-RB-3, the conferees recommend that the senate in the house representatives adopt or to support. The conferees appointed September 17, 2015. Bill is calendared or Tuesday September 22nd, members for your planning purposes are going forward and this is actually an important announcement that members are wanting to hear we will have no votes on Monday, there's a clerks conference happening here and we'll have session on Monday at I believe you've set that for 10 am but that would be a no-vote session so members do not need to be here, we will however have some session on Tuesday that will will involve a number of substantial bills that will be heard that day as well as on that Wednesday, and we will also have votes Thursday, Friday, probably Saturday. I've met with Senator Berger and we've both agreed upon an adjournment date of September the 30th. There is heard an adjournment resolution yet but for your planning purposes we should be done by September 30th, so that may require us to work a little longer next recap probably be here some over the weekend, so please plan accordingly based upon that. Notices and announcements. For what purpose does the gentleman from Orange, Representative Meyer rise?  Point of personal privilege Mr. Speaker. The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. Mr. Speaker and colleagues in the House, my front seatmate usually leaves as quickly as he can but we have happen to keep him around just long enough in this long session to wish Mr. Cecil Brockman, our Teddy Pendergrass look alike, happy birthday. For what purpose does the lady from Buncombe, Representative Fisher rise? For a point of personal privilege Mr. Speaker.  Just a moment, house come to order, the lady is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege.  Just all joking aside Mr. Speaker and members of the House I think that it's really appropriate that we give a sincere happy birthday wish to the leader of the house democrat Larry Hall. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Martin rise?  For a moment of personal privilege. The gentleman is recognised speak to a point of personal privilege. Thank you very much Mr Speaker, members those of you who studied zoology are familiar with the phenomenal of snake as it grows larger and it's smaller skin become sort of troublesome and aggravating and the snake sheds it's skin and lose on the greater things. Well, so too the United States army on September 18th, 1947 grew tired of a troublesome meddlesome skin and save the United States Air force. So join me in

wishing happy birthday to the best bus drivers a pair troop could ever want the United States Air force. Ratification of bills or resolution the clerk will read. [xx] will duly ratified for presentation to the Governor. House Bill 97, An Act To Make Base Budget Appropriations For Current Operations Of State Departments, Institutions, And Agencies, And For Other Purposes chapter bills to be noted, for what purpose does the gentleman from Onslow Representative Shepard rise? minute of personal privilege Mr. Speaker. The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. This is person is not my seatmate but we share the same hall of fifth floor and this past week had a birthday and we celebrate a lot of birthdays, we take every opportunity to party on the fifth floor and so I'd like t say happy birthday to you all to join me for representative Goodman because it's his birthday this week further notices and announcements, if not the general for [xx] representative [xx] is recognized for motion Mr. Speaker I move that subject to ratification of bills, the receipt of messages from the Senate, committee reports, conference report, the re-referral of bills and resolutions and the appointment of conferees that the house do now adjourn to reconvene Monday September 21st 10 o'clock AM.   Representative Louis moves seconded by representative Leengel[sp?] that the house do now adjourn subject to ratification of the bills, receive your message from the city community reports, conference reports. We refer all those resolutions and appointment of conferees to reconvene Monday September 21st, at 10. AM, those in favor will say aye, those opposed no, the ayes have it, we stand adjourned.