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Senate | June 3, 2016 | Chamber | Senate Convenes

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Yes. Senator Barefoot I was reviling the budget earlier today and thank you senator Sanderson for that prayer, because after I read this section I had to go immediately to the chapel and I said in the front row and I prayed. If you look on page 21. Section 8.11. Certain cooperative high schools that will be operating without additional funding. I have heard from many superintendents who are concerned about this provision as it sets For nine early colleges or technology in stem school where approved through the process up to phase three. Phase four being in appropriation from the senate. The persona is that many of these are to address high poverty areas the opportunity for our. To be able to graduate with a high school diploma in one hand a college degree associate degree or the other are well no their way to achieving an education. Do you know what the impact will be if this nine colleges or stem schools that were approved to open with funding. What would be the impact. Impact of not receiving that funding. >> We sooner the impact of not receiving that funding would mean that they have the flexibility to do innovative things with the high school. We have an endless apron school that can apply. For the co-operative, innovative status. Some of them also get additional funding. For a traditional school what it means is that they get more flexibility to operate and, I kinda use this loosely, in some charter type ways when they get That status. Some get funding, for the ones that don't get funding they get the extra flexibility. And so what this special provision does is it grants those specific high schools that we've noted um special flexibility. >> Thank you senator. To speak to the Bill mr. president. >> Senator Smith [UNKNOWN] speak to them. >> Alexander Early College, Cabarrus Early College of Technology, Camden Early College, Buccaneer Early College High School, Chatham County School of Science and Engineering, Johnson County Career and Technical Academy, North Hampton County Early College, Person Early College Innovation and Leadership, Stanley School of Engineering and Design, there were 5 other schools of the 14 total that requested for an expansion of the budget and to be able to request that and they were not given an opportunity in this budget from the senate to be able to compete. And when you're opening a new early college for some of our colleagues the problem is that $300,000 is much needed to address some of the issues with the whole um concept of opening up a new campus. With the opening of a new campus there's also a requirement that you have [UNKNOWN] services, And with the child nutrition services and the free lunches, the students are not able to have that separate cafeteria area crowd/g out with the high school. And I don't wanna compete with getting the ox meter on tonight, but I do want to stress for us that this is problematic for students, school systems Who have been very exited. They firs notified on December the 21st of 2015, of this early collages in Northampton county they have had recruitment of students and everyone was really exited. Senator Brown you spoke your passion today and I really believe you, 14 times you mentioned the concern about doing it for the kids We have kids tear/g one counties, Camden county, Northampton county who want to be able to compete and receive a quality education. And the changes for us is that we're moving so much of this funding toward scholarship and up for the opportunities scholarship and brand. And we even put in a few Billion dollars over ten years into this laying/g item. But yeah we can't find the funding for this early collages. On a speculation it is problematic for an amendment that was support our state employees to be substituted with a hospital study bill. And the The city of [INAUDIBLE] county. And last but not least, Senator Apodaca I heard you today as well and I truly have been praying for you Romans 14:6 says, don't let your good be spoken evil of. And you have some unfair tax and you were trying to do something good that will be beneficial But their is also the opportunity to perfect [INAUDIBLE] and Senator Alexander if he were here he might appreciate this.

Hillary Chittum served in the US congress from 1889 to 1893. And George white who was a resident. In senate district three North Carolina who served in the US congress from 1897 to 1901 and they were African American legislators and they were republican. And so made the Chittum wide scholarship. And the exciting thing about that opportunity that it took almost 100. Years at the our North Carolina constitution. 90 years to be exact, that this two men were the first African American to serve. George White also served in the state. It wasn't until 196 that Justice Henry Friey Was elected to serve in the house becoming the first elected African American since Jim [INAUDIBLE] construction. The problem with the role out of the bill is that the major stakeholders were not apart of the conversation, just as for 100 of years African Americans were not apart of the conversation. Much better received and perfected if we had looked at alternative to make sure we can make college education affordable. So I will hope that their is still the political will to make this work. Their has been these pro cautionate under funding of our HBC use in North Carolina. Apodaca for having the initiative and the will and I just hope moving forward as we look at the conferencing and coming together we hope that we can find money for education for these early colleges and stem school as well as for our HBCU's. Any further. Debate? Hearing none, the question for the Senate is the passage of Senate committee substitute to House Bill 1030 on it's third 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. [BLANK_AUDIO] Davis, Tillman. 26 having voted in the affirmative and 13 in the negative, Senate committee substitute to House Bill 1030 passes its third reading. The amendments will be engrossed and it will be sent to the House for concurrence in the Senate committee substitute number two. Do we have any notices and announcements? Any further business to come before the Senate? If not the Chair recognizes Senator Berger for a motion. >> Let me do this before Senator Brown announces a caucus. Mr. President I move that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulations set forth in Senate Rule 4.1, the appointment of [UNKNOWN] the receipted committee reports the receipted conference reports. The ratification of bills and receipt of house messages to reconvene on Monday June 6th 2016 at 7 PM. The votes of the senate are now adjourned subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger to reconvene Monday June 6th at 7 PM seconded by Senator All in favor say Aye. >> [LAUGH] >> Opposed No. The Ayes have it. Senate stands adjourned [SOUND]