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Senate | May 19, 2016 | Chamber | Senate Session Convenes

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[BLANK_AUDIO] Senate will come to order. Sergeant-at-arms, close the doors and members will go to their seats. Members and guests in the gallery please silence all your electronic devices at this time. Leading the Senate in prayer is reverend Peter Milner, Senate Chaplin. All members and guests in the gallery will please stand.[BLANK_AUDIO] >> Let's pray. Lord as we come to you thinking about budgets, families, whatever it is, we're reminded of your blessing from the old covenants, the Lord bless you. The Lord keep you The Lord make his face to shine upon everybody in this room and the lord give you his peace. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. >> Amen. [BLANK_AUDIO]>> Senator Pate is recognized for a motion. >> Thank you Mr. President, the journal of Wednesday May 18th 2016 is been examined and found to be correct. I move that the senate dispense with the reading of the journal and stand approved as written. >> No objection, the journal from May 18th stands approved as written. Senators we have leaves of absence granted today for Senators Barringer/g, Berger, Smith-Ingram and Robinson. At this time Senator Lowe is recognized for a point of personal privilege out of order. >> Thank you, sir. There is a young lady that is serving as a page, Saneya/g. Saneya's/g a classical musician. She attends the prestigious university of North Carolina School of The Arts High School she's in the ninth grade. She's 15 years old and she is an accomplished viola player. We are excited to have her here with us in the Senate, I'm certainly excited that she is a part of this prestigious school and also a part of the 32nd district. I'd like to welcome her and I ask that you would welcome her as well as she comes to share with us. Thank you. >> Without objection, Ms. Saneya/g Lucas is granted permission to come to the well of the Senate where she will perform God Bless America. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] >> Miss. Lucas/g thank you very much for performing with us today, that was beautiful. Now you are invited everyday to start our session like that [APPLAUSE] >> Senators we do have nurse of the day with us today Dorsey Denison

Howard, Ballington North Carolina's serving as nurse Howard, thank you for being here today, thanks for serving the Senate. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] Senators, the chair is happy to extend courtesies of the floor to Senator Clark Jankons who is back with us and dawning his [INAUDIBLE] we're happy to happy to have you back, thanks for joining us today. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] Senators for the motion of Senator [UNKNOWN] the chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to St. Mark Catholic School in [UNKNOWN] their teacher if you're with us please stand to be recognized. Thanks for joining us. >> [APPLAUSE] >> On the motion of Senator Norman Sanderson of Carteret, Craven, Pamlico County the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to the resort towns and convention cities organization and over 35 communities who are represented at their first ever legislative breakfast held this morning here in Riley. Those of you who were with us today in the gallery please stand and be recognized. Thanks for joining us. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] upon the motion of Senator [UNKNOWN] the chair is happy to extend courtesies of their gallery to [UNKNOWN] City Schools and in particular Superintendent Rick Crisite/g? Forgive me if I pronounce that wrong, Nicole, this is hard too, Pigot/g and Nathan Myers. If you're with us today, please stand and be recognized and excuse me if I got your names wrong. Thank you for joining us today. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] Senators upon the motion of Senator Brock of Davy County, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of gallery to Carolina's Ready Mix Concrete Association. If you're with us please stand. Thank you for joining us today. >> [APPLAUSE] [BLANK_AUDIO] Senators, that takes us into our calendar for the day with one public bill on our calendar. Second reading. Senate Bill 832. The Clerk will read. >> Senate Bill 832. Expand 1%, $18 excess worth excise tax for sport equipment. >> Senator Rabin is recognized to explain the bill. >> Thank you, Mr. President, members of the Senate. Senate Bill 832 is as much a correctional bill as it is a finance bill. It carries with it no fiscal statement. What this bill does in 2013, we passed a 1% 80 tax exemption for machinery that served a port facility. At that time, many of us were under the thought that the repairs and maintenance of that machine or in parts of those machines were covered by the same bill,

they were not. But this bill does is it puts the one percent or $80 cap on the parts and replacement parts and new pieces of that machine. I would certainly appreciate your support. >> Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the Senate is the passage of Senate Bill 832 on its second reading. All in favor vote aye. Opposed will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting and the Clerk will record the vote. Blue, Senator Blue, aye. 46 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, Senate Bill 832 passes it's second reading and without objection will be read a third time. >> North Carolina General Assembly enacts. >> Do we have any discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the passage of Senate bill 832 on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Opposed no. The ayes have it. Senate Bill 832 passes its third reading and it will be sent to the House and that is the end of the calendar today. At this time we'd like to say thank you to our pages who have served you this week. Pages, we know you've been busy. We hope it's been a valuable and fun experience for you. We hope you come back to see us. Thank you very much for serving the Senate this week. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? >> Mr. President, point of personal privilege. >> Senator Apodaca you have the floor. >> We're gonna lose a member of the family today. Bob Mark is going to retire. He's our deputy sergeant-at-arms. He's been with us since 01 through 16. He's been here longer than most of us. He was born in Goldsboro, was raised in an air force family of six children, went to UNC on the football team as a punt returner. Transferred to ECU where he played football and was the fastest man on the team according to Bob [INAUDIBLE]not like Senator Tillman having a 95 mile an hour fast ball. He was drafted by the Canadian Football League and played for the Toronto Argonauts and the Ottawa Rough Riders. He won an Oaken Bucket, which is like a Super Bowl, in 1976 that was the year I graduated high school Bob. >> [LAUGH] >> He went into the FBI, he wasn't arrested, he was an FBI agent where he was stationed many places. And he was on their hostage rescue team and liaison to the United States Marine Corps for training. Bob's always had a can-do attitude, he's always been loyal and Bob I'd have to tell you we definitely appreciate your service and you have been an asset to the North Carolina senate. Thank you. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Senator Tillman, for what purpose do you rise? >> Mr. President, a moment of personal privilege. >> You have the floor, Senator. >> Thank you, Mr. President. Bob, talked to you a little bit about everything, about your football prowess but I talked to some of your colleagues yesterday and I do understand you were the fastest man on the team if the 200 pound linebacker were chasing you. Otherwise your speed wasn't that impressive. Is that correct? Yes, sir. Thank you. Congratulations, you certainly deserve your retirement and you will be missed >> Senator [INAUDIBLE] for what purpose do you arise? >> A moment of personal privilege >> You have the floor senator >> Bob with delighted to have you, and you've been a great asset to our organization. And we thank your service tremendously. And as aside, Mr. President the true story about Senator Tillman is the fact that the ball consistently came off the bat at 95 miles an hour over the fence. >> [LAUGH] >> So um I'll just say to you here there's another side to that story. >> [LAUGH] >> Senator Tillman for what purpose do you rise? >> Mr. President a moment of personal privilege. >> Senator Tillman you have the floor. >> In four years of pitching at Idlon/g I gave up one home run, that guy went to the major league in three years after that Brack Bailey from Cipher/g hit one out of the park on me. Other than that about four years No, no home run. >> [LAUGH] >> I would have loved to have faced you. >> [LAUGH] >> There's no strike zone.

First of all these 5, 2 and 400 there's no strike zone. >> [LAUGH] >> Senator Davis, for what purpose do you rise? >> [LAUGH] For a moment of personal privilege. >> You have the floor senator. >> [LAUGH] I think that I believe your story Bob [LAUGH] and thank you so much for what you've done in [UNKNOWN] um members I also would add during my moment here that there are known to us many old men, we know of Methuselah, Gerard, Noah but I think if we can add one more name to that list today, and that name is Paul Lobe. >> [LAUGH] >> Now senator Tillman as you reflect on your days, when you really arrive at a certain age then you too can have your own violin as common serenades you [UNKNOWN] >> [LAUGH] >> But I wanna take this moment to say happy birthday to Senator Lowe. [LAUGH] Ladies and gentlemen please join me in giving [UNKNOWN] today. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Senator [UNKNOWN] for what purpose of your rise? >> For a moment personal privilege. >> You have the floor Senator. >> Just to set the record straight Mr President he's been telling all morning that he's only 39. >> [LAUGH] >> We have any other notices or announcements? Senator Brown for purpose of your rise? >> I hate to break this fun up but I got an announcement. [LAUGH] >> Of course Senator. >> Republicans will caucus immediately after session and- >> [SOUND] >> [LAUGH] >> And Bob he would've walked/g you four times I feel sure. >> [LAUGH] >> Senator Apodaca for purpose of your rise? >> Mr President announcement please. >> You have the floor Senator. >> Thank you Mr President. Members as you've heard the house has completed their work on their budget. They're gone send it over here so we can fix it so we're starting on that immediately. Everyone needs to watch the computer over the weekend there's a great possibility we may be having some committee meetings starting Monday afternoon if we can get things moving. Take a look at that, we're gonna adjourn till 4 O'clock Monday afternoon and that will be a voting session at this point. So just wanna give everybody a little heads up that what we're looking at and get ready for the marathon so we can get out of here. Thank you. >> Senator Alexander for what purpose do you rise? >> For a moment of personal privilege. >> You have the floor senator Alexander. >> Thank you Mr. President, above on the top of that steel up there is the day May 20th 1775 which means that tomorrow celebrates 241st anniversary of the Mecklenburg declaration of independence, where a bunch of Scots got real mad at the English crown 241 years ago and said we're outta here and that's something that our state needs to be proud of because that's the original declaration if independence that was later plagiarized by some fellow named Jefferson one state North. >> [LAUGH] Any other notices or announcements? Is there any further business coming before the senate? If not the chair recognizes senator Patton for a motion. >> Thank you Mr. President before I have the motion I think we've had a great round of fun in here today. Among the things we have learned that Senator Tillman can sling a basketball, now what was that,The little thing? Oh yeah, baseball. Okay, good. >> [LAUGH] >> Senator Badman, yeah Senator Rucho can jerk out of the way of it. Senator Lowe is a year older and to our great relief we also discovered that Senator Apodaca has graduated from high school. >> [LAUGH] >> Bob Murray we're gonna miss you. Mr President I move that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the Standard stipulation set forth in Rule 24.1. The receipt of committee reports, the receipt of house messages and the ratification of bills to reconvene on Monday May 23rd 2016 at 4 PM. >> The motion in the senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulation stated by senator Patton subject to the stipulations stated by senator Patton to reconvene Monday May 23rd at 4 PM seconded by senator Brock. All in favor say aye. >> Aye. >> Opposed no, the ayes have it, the senate stands adjourned.