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House | June 6, 2016 | Chamber | House Convenes

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[BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] May I have your attention please. Visitors please retire from the chamber, as the house prepares for session. Thank you. [BLANK_AUDIO] [BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] The house will come to order, members will take their seats. Visitors will retire from the chamber. The sergeant-at-arms will close the doors. This evening's prayers will be offered by Representative Pittman we'd ask all members and all guest in the gallery to please stand for the prayer and remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. Representative Pittman >> Thank you Mr.Speaker. Please pray with me. Great God, our father we thank you for another beautiful day in state of North Carolina which we love so dearly. Some people might think that you don't have anything to do with that but I know better and I thank most people here because you are the source of goodness and beauty and truth. You are the very definition of those words and so anything good and beautiful and true comes from you and we rejoice in it. We thank you father that we have the opportunity once again to come and consider matters of importance to your children of the State of North Carolina and we ask, lord you give us wisdom. Guide us to say and to be and to do what is right in your side. Lord, a lot of families in North Carolina have soldiers and national guard who were out west in California for months of training and we're deeply concerned Lord for their safety, we pray that you would bless them and their endevours and bring them safely home to their families. Now be with us to the rest of this evening Lord and in every moment may your spirit be in our lives to do what is right through s that may be pleasing to you and give glory to your name for we pray in Jesus name, Amen. >>. Amen. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic in which it stands, one nation under God,indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> The gentleman from Harnett, representative Louis is recognized for a motion. >> Mr. Speaker the journal for June 2nd has been examined and found to be correct. I move that it stand approved as written. >> Representative Louis moves that the journal for June 2nd may approved as written. Those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed No. The Ayes have it. The journal is approved as written. Members, our nurse for the day, is our nurse with us? [BLANK_AUDIO] Introduction of the bill to resolutions. The clerk will read. >> Representative Jones. House bill 1145. Disapprove general examiner's rule. >> Health. >> Representative Louis, calendar not [UNKNOWN] of the house. House bill 1146, modify various appointments. >> Rules calendar and operations of the house, message is from the senate. The clerk will read [BLANK_AUDIO] Senate bill 727 [UNKNOWN] second edition of [UNKNOWN] to be entitled not to modify personal uses of global search local options service tax [INAUDIBLE] county. >> Rules calendar and operations [UNKNOWN] >> Senate bill 733. A bill to be entitled and to authorize town of [UNKNOWN] for a tax of personal property going [UNKNOWN] on certain real property to collect fees for sewer services. >> Local favorable, if favorable finance. >> Senate bill 852, committee substitute second edition of bill [INAUDIBLE] remove certain described property from the corporate- >> Local government, if favorable finance. >> Senate bill 867, committee substitute number two division three, a bill to the [INAUDIBLE] to require criminal background checks for teachers licensed or school personnel. >> Judiciary four, if favorable finance. >> Senate bill 874, a bill to the [INAUDIBLE] township and authorize special tax [INAUDIBLE] deliver a 6% a [INAUDIBLE] occupancy tax. >> Rules, calendar and operations of the house. >> Senate bill 875, a bill to [INAUDIBLE] to remove certain described property from the county of [INAUDIBLE] >> Rules, calendar and operations of the house. Representatives Louis, chair of the committee on rules is recognized to send forth committee report, the clerk will read.

>> Representative Louis [UNKNOWN] operation of the house, commence report senate bill 160, enhance safety in commerce from [INAUDIBLE] favorable. House committee substitute/g unfavorable. Senate moves substitute number two. >> Senate committee substitute number two is placed on the unfavorable calendar/g. Pass committee substitute based on the favorable calendar for set rule 36B. >> Members all in motion of the gentleman from Cherokee, representative Willis, the chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Jimmy Kemp of Snellville, Georgia. Mr. kemp would you please stand so we could welcome you.Thank you for being with us sir. >> [APPLAUSE] >> [BLANK_AUDIO] Calendar. Members the chair intends to group house bills 1009, 1131 and 1143. The chair's informed there is an amendment to 1126, is there objection to 1009, 1131 and 1143 being grouped together? [UNKNOWN] The bills will be grouped together. The clerk will read. I'm sorry when the chair may have heard. >> I objected to 1131, there are any objection there until 1009 and 1143 being grouped together, by hearing them the clerk will read those two bills. >> Representative [INAUDIBLE], house bill 1009 the bill [INAUDIBLE] to allow the count of [INAUDIBLE] [INAUDIBLE] of those counties to transfer retired service animals by use of police departments or any other [INAUDIBLE] police officer employee and at normal custody over control over animals. Representative Tobbert house bill 1143, a bill to bring [INAUDIBLE] General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Further discussion, further debate, for what purpose does the gentleman form Nash, Representative Collins rise? >> Mr. Speaker I was wondering- >> [SOUND] House will come to order. The gentleman has the floor. >> Inquiry of the chair. >> The gentleman may state his inquiry. >> [INAUDIBLE] would it be out of order to try to add other municipalities to house bill 1143? >> If that's the gentleman's [UNKNOWN] would need to be removed from the grouping. The gentleman wants to move that. Further discussion, further debate? If not the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1009 and house bill 1143 on second reading. Those in favor will say aye. >> Aye >> Those opposed no. The Is have it. House bill 1009 without objection will 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 house bill 1009 and house bill 1143 on third reading. Those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed no. And the Chair, the Is do have it and the bills both passed their third reading. They will be sent to the senate. House bill 1126, the clerk will read. [INAUDIBLE] house bill 1126 a bill to be entitled an act to change the law [INAUDIBLE] green light cameras in the city, general assembly of North Carolina next. >> Gentleman from [INAUDIBLE] representative Murphy is recognized to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr.speaker this evening I would like to present to you ladies and gentlemen receiving a non controversial original bill for the institution of red light cameras in Greenville, essentially after a similar bill was done in 2014. This essentially allows jurisdiction or allows the communication between the city of Greenville and a contract be formed with a red light camera company proceeds of which after expenses have been paid will go to a local school board it has full support of the [INAUDIBLE] city council the Pitt county commissioners as well as our local school board. I ask that you would support the bill. >> What purpose does the gentleman from wake representative Stan rise? >> A request. >> The gentleman may make his request. >> To be excused from voting under rule 24, a. >> The gentleman will be so excused. For what purpose does the lady from Surry Representative Steven's rise. >> For a question the bill sponsor. >> Does the gentleman from Pitt yield to the lady from Cary? >> Of course I do. >> He yields. >> Thank you, there is a civil penalty assistant here of $100 for any violation and what happens if the driver does not pay. >> I assume it would be just like any other war in the state of North Carolina. Sorry I can't answer that one. >> Follow up. >> There's a gentleman he asked an additional question? >> Of course. >> he ought. >> So do you believe it would go into the court system? >> No I don't think it will go into, if the person refuses to pay and there's a non judiciary administrative committee or a person will help

judiciate this. >> Thank you. >> What purpose does the gentleman from Cabers/g Representative Pittman rise. >> Ask the bill sponsor a question. >> Does the gentleman from Pit yield to the gentleman from Cabarrus. >> I do. >> He yields. >> My understanding of this bill as it makes no change or difference to the legality or the ability of cities to use the system like this. I'm wondering what is the reasoning for making this change. It just allows them to contract he was put back I think a couple of years ago as best I'm told because the feasibility was not profitable or not it was not a zero some gain for the city itself. Now the city's expenses will be taken care of so they wanna put forward with the bill. For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaston Representative Bumgarder rise. >> To speak on the bill. The gentleman has the flow to debate the bill. Thank you Mr. speaker ladies and gentlemen red light cameras are a bad idea and they don't do, the only thing I can tell they do is they create a small revenue string for the cities that put them in. Other than that. I don't see any purpose in them and if some else is driving your vehicle and runs a red light and gets a ticket you are obligated to pay it. You are guilty without being proven guilty or innocent and these bills, this bill is a problem and I would ask you to vote no on it along with me, thank you. >> Representative Mavin the chair has informed that the gentleman has an amendment he wishes the bill is that correct. >> That is correct. >> The gentleman is recognized to sign forth the amendment the clerk will read. >> Representative Marl Lewis to amend the bill/g on page 1 line 18 by deleting the phrase by section 2 and substituting the phrase by section 1. Gentleman's recognized to debate the amendment. >> I have no debate for the amendment. It's essentially a- >> Further discussion for the debate on the amendment. If not the question for the house is adoption of amendment 1 sent forth by Representative Murphy. Those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote [BLANK_AUDIO] Correction. The recording device doesn't appear to work. All in favor of the amendment will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed no? The ayes have it and members adopt we are now back on the bill. >> What purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Szoka rise? >> To debate the bill. >> The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. >> Ladies and gentleman, in 2014 the city of Pervilel/g request this from the Cumberland County delegation and this general assembly did pass the bill for the city of Porterville, two years since its passed, let's take about a year to get into action and I am happy to report to one of the big effects of this has been great reduction in tea boom, accidents at many of our intersections, and [UNKNOWN] I am sure you are aware we have a lot of military there, myself included, which one of the things you get from jumping out of airplanes is you get Lead in your feet as you get down and you continue to drive fast all the time, so really has greatly decreased T gone crashes, there has been a slight increase in some intersections the worst one in rear end collisions has resulted in much less property and casualty damage, personally I don't like this bills even though I sponsor one and I pass it for my city I also had full support of the city council as the city of Greensboro supporting this one. But overtime I've seen that it has been a good bill for [INAUDIBLE] and I think it will be for Greensboro and I would ask you to vote green thank you. >> Further discussion further debate, if not the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1126 on its second reading, those in favor will say Aye? >> Aye. >> Those opposed no? >> The chair in unable to determine the vote, the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1126 the chair will direct that the vote be conducted by electronic means, the clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] The clerk will lock the machine to record the vote. 74 having voted in the affirmative 26 of the negative house bill 1126 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 house bill 1126 on i's third reading, those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed No. >> No. >> The ayes appear to have it, the Ayes do have it. House bill 1126 passed it's third reading, it's ordered in gross and sent to the senate, House bill 1131 the clerk will read.

>> representative [INAUDIBLE] house bill 1131 [INAUDIBLE] at the time of Andrews to exercise extra tutorial planning, magician within the miles of turning cooperate limits and to approve of the board of commissioners of [INAUDIBLE] county, General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. Gentleman from Churkey/g representative West is recognized to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr.speaker, member s of the house what this bill does it would require the town of Andrews to get permission from the commissioners of Turkey county before it exercises its authority of ETJ I would appreciate your response. >> Further discussion, further debate, that's not the question before the house is the passage of house bill 1131 on the second reading, those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed no. The ayes have it. House bill 1131 passes it's second reading it will without objection be read the third time. >> General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Further discussion, further debate if not the question for the house is the passage of House Bill 1131 on it's third reading, those in favor will say aye. >> Aye. >> Those opposed no. The ayes have it house bill 1131 passes its third reading will be sent to the senate. Members would ask if you look at your counters and Chair is gonna direct Madam Corpits senate Bill 363, Wage and Hourly from government assessments act be removed from the Simis calendar we referred to the committal rules and on the backside and by the way these are all the requests of the bill sponsors. House bill 451, the suicide prevention study, legislative research commission, that will be removed from this evening's calendar subject to recalendar/g, I believe Representative Kenningham's back next week [UNKNOWN] so we'll calendar it for next week House Bill 734, the clerk will read. >> Representative Sea Gram, house bill 734, a bill to be the [INAUDIBLE] to require the North Carolina Commission on [INAUDIBLE] affairs to upgrade our task force to study the feasibility of the South [INAUDIBLE] Heritage Center, General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> The gentleman from Robinson, Representative Gram is recognized to debate the bill. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. Um members this is a very simple study bill. The reason this is coming before you tonight is that North Carolina many of you know we have eight tribes across this state. One federal and seven state recognized tribes. When we look at commerce in this state, look at tourism, tourism being the number one revenue source of this state, our tribes are not getting any advantage to that. Our tribes do a lot of things in their community's cultural events, arts, things that can bring tourism into those communities if they were nutirised/g or noted. In our state we are not noting those things. And this study we are basically pull our tribal leaders together, hopefully folks in commerce, tourism, historic preservation, to know what some ideas of how we could promote a wonderful American Indian culture we have in this state and take advantage of the tourists who I'm sure will take advantage of visiting those tribal communities, those tribal centers, those museums. If they knew about those things so my study will just look at that put individuals together to come over some ideas of how we can encourage tourism and encourage members from out of this state across this country to come in and take advantage of the culture we have in North Carolina. We have in North Carolina East of the Mississippi, the largest tribal community in the east of the Mississippi. On the 95 corridor, we have five tribes who live on the 95 corridor. You don't see anything on the 95 corridor about those tribes. For example, and I traveled to Riley tonight. I saw several venues as advertised on 95. But not one mention of anything that relates to American-Indian communities. For example, my seatmate, he has a botanical gardens in [INAUDIBLE] advertised on 95. We also have civil war battle grounds advertised on 95, asking tourist to just take a stop over and let's visit this battle ground. We have the Airborne Museum, we have the North Carolina battleship, we have the Martin Luther King Memorial Garden. We have all sorts of things on the 95 and 40 quarters says, stop over. But we don't have anything that signifies American-Indian culture. That's all this committee will do, is just study, come over some possibilities and hopefully we'll have our minds together and we can promote something that's written in

this state and its sister state. And i'm asking you for support. I'll be glad to answer any questions. >> Further discussions or debates, Representative Speciale? Speciale is recognized. [LAUGH] >> See if the bill sponsor has to answer a question? >> Does Representative Gram yield? >> I do. >> He yields. >> I'm looking at the bill and I notice it says, section three, members of the task force shall serve without conversation, but we see travel reimbursements from funds available at the department of administration, no expenses shall be paid by the commission on Indian affairs. Could you explain that please? >> Well, if we bring folks from outside the communities to Riley to have this gathering, I think what that says Mr. Speciale we embrace those individuals for their expense for driving to Wherever this meeting may occur, that's what that means. >> Follow up. >> Do you yield representative [INAUDIBLE] >> I yield, and yes the question really is why the department of administration and not [INAUDIBLE] affairs. >> Well the North Carolina commission is within the Department of Administration. It's a big department within the department of administration. >> Fowler. >> Do you have Representative Gram? >> He does. >> Ultimately that is the goal for the taxpayers to find this cultural sinner if that's what in fact that they determined to do that they should have one? >> Well, we're not saying the cultural sinner. We wanna study. All we're doing is asking for a study. >> Thank you. [INAUDIBLE] Speak on the bill. >> Representative Speciale is recognized to speak on the bill. >> I think this is a good idea that it'd be studied. I think Thinking have we got all the strength, have we got the largest tribal community East of Mississippi, we got eight tribes and you got all the stop over signs everything else we should have some for England affairs but I don't think that needs to be done on the tax payer dollar, if you got the largest tribal community East of Mississippi and there serve another tribes, it just seems to me that the funding would be there to study this and to study that if that's what they do should happen. I think we should all be supporting and if we like that I don't think it should be only, on the tax payers dime. And for that reason I will not support the bill. >> Further discussion or debate? If not, the question for the House is passage of House Bill 734 on it's second reading. All those in favor will vote aye. Those oppose will vote no. The clerk will open the vote. [BLANK_AUDIO] Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. The ayes were 101, the nos are two, the bill has passed it's second reading and will, without objection be read a third time. >> General Assembly of North Carolina enacts. >> Further discussion or debate, if not all those in favor will say aye? >> Aye. >> Those opposed will say no. The ayes have it, the bill has passed it's third reading and will be sent to the senate, members of former representative Mike [INAUDIBLE] is here with us in the back if you would great him. [APPLAUSE]. Notice there's an announcements preceded by some referral of bills by representative Louis. >> Thank you Mr.speaker. >> Representative Louis is recognized. >> Thank you Mr. speaker, Mr.speaker I move that senate bill 303 short title protect safety will be and of NC citizens be removed from the committee on rules, count and operations of the house and be referred to the committee on regulatory reform and is favorable to the committee on finance. >> That objection done. >> Mr.speaker for a further re-referral. >> You're recognized. >> Thank you, Mr.speaker I move that house bill 539 short title charter school funding be removed from the committee on rules, count on operations of the house and we refer to the committee on education page 12. >> Without objection, done. For what purpose does representative [INAUDIBLE] rise. >> Recognize Mr. speaker. >> Do it, you're the speaker for tonight. On your desk you have INAUDIBLE] ministry prayer breakfast tomorrow morning 7:30-8:25 please join us in the morning, that's a very interesting subject I'm looking forward to it, you can't live without it so join us tomorrow morning at 7:30, thank you, it's on your desk. >> Representative Connie is recognized for an announcement. >> Thank you Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the house there is an important event taking place in the 1100 court yard tomorrow. It's called rare disease day is very day.

This resulting from the legislation that we all passed unanimously in here house bill 823. It's a rare disease advisory council. This is the last session and I will remind to you this the first elimination and from that it has absolutely we created this rare disease advisory council. it's taken on a life of it's own, and it's because of our support and advocacy. Currently there are a 125 participants signed up to attend this event. Almost half of these are large farmer bio tech venture capital companies that are in some are even coming from outer stay including Boston and San Diego California. This is our opportunity to show case North Carolina with the work that we are doing in this day with rear disease research. You all make this happen we all did it's incredible to me. I hope that you'll all drop by tomorrow. There are gonna also be people patient advocacy groups that are gonna be attending and they are coming from all parts of North Carolina. So I encourage you go by and meet people and for our guest that are here from other states give him your card and tell him we want him to come here. And invest in North Carolina thank you. >> Representative Hastings is thinking about his announcement could the pages be coming up here in front of the dias. Representative Hastings do you have an announcement? >> Yes Mr. speaker the house finance committee will meet Tuesday June 7th at 9 AM in room 544 of LOV. if the pages would just come all the way across so we can see you all. [BLANK-AUDIO]. And we thank you very much for your service this week, it should be a interesting week and you can talk to all the members and find out what's gong on behind the scenes. The clerk will read the names, if you would step forward and raise your hand so we could see who you are I'd appreciate it. >> Roles [UNKNOWN], Wake county, Catherine Hosten, Cleveland county, Turner Bailey [INAUDIBLE] County, Anna Bishop, Wake county, Jeff Len, Wayne County, Lydia Chatman, Catawba County, Stephanie Dyson, ​​Mecklenburg County, Sam Elington county, Andrew Griderson/g Cumberland County, Casey Jackson, Wake County, Chloe Jordan Gaston County, Sarah Kim, Guilford County, Seeth Letan/g Georgia, [INAUDIBLE] Orange County, Philman Palson, Wake County, John Reager, Lincoln County, [INAUDIBLE] Shine, Wake County, Alicia Thomas Wake County, Jordan Trackers, Mecklenburg County, Gill Williams, Robinson County, Ann Wood, Nash County. >> Let's thank these folks for their service here. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Thank you you may resume your place of service. Representative Louis is well Representative Warren has an announcement. And is recognized for that purpose. >> Thank you Mr speaker a point of personal privilege [SOUND] >> Representative Warren is recognized for a point of personal privilege may we have your attention please. >> Thank you Mr speaker, ladies and gentlemen I could not let this day pass or conclude without acknowledging June 6th 1944 72 years ago. Thousands of young men not much older than the pages that just stood across the front and many younger than great children that we have. Many of those sue their-selves against potus Europe, many of whom never to come back, so I just ask you as you finish the day today day and maybe your prayers this evening keep in mind please those young people that changed the world forever. Thank you Mr Speaker.

>> Representative Adams is recognized. >> Personal privilege. >>For deploy to personal privilege. >> That day in 1944 was my mother's 23rd birthday and her mother woke her up that morning and said, darling, happy birthday, the Allys have invaded Europe and my mother knew exactly what that meant as she often told us what a bitter sweet moment that was for her. We should never forget. >> Representative Pearce is recognized. >> Thank you Mr Speaker I juts want to announce from here all the birthday greetings that just found out that my seat mate Representative Gill had a birthday, so if you all could join me in congratulating her on another year of to be here with us, but this year is oh, Representative Gill happy birthday. >> [APPLAUSE] >> Representative Brody/g is recognized. >> For a point of personal privileged please. >> So recognized >> For the members I just get the opportunity for my father passed away about five years ago but he was a [INAUDIBLE] craft driver at [INAUDIBLE] beach and it was always interesting my brother and I every year at this time would call him up at different times of the day, sometimes on the fifth, sometimes during the day and of course later on we stop calling them really early in the morning or late at night but he wold tell us, he was 85 years old he would tell us exactly what happened on that hour and it was quite a story and I only regret that we never really did record it but that was quite an experience and something I will always remember, thank you Mr.speaker. >> Representative Hagar is recognized for having this announcement >> For announcement yes sir. Thank you Mr speaker Republicans will caucus tomorrow 11 AM in 544 >> Representative Pittman is recognized for what? >> Personal privilege. >> You're so recognized. >> I'm glad that I'm not the only one is all about the D-day version so I appreciate everything that has been said about those brave forks who took part in [INAUDIBLE] lives that were lost and how much they gain for us. My dad was not their, because he was on the USS Washington battle ship sister ship to the USS North Carolina in the pacific fighting the Japaneses at the time. But is significant to me that he died this date in 1970 after the war but the same date as D-day. So I can never forget when D-day was because my fathers death. He was. 16'' guns on that battleship. And started doing that when he was 17 years old which bangles my mind. But will never forget my dad and I hope someday I could be half the dad he was. Thank you. >> Representative Louis is recognized for a motion. >> Mr. Speaker, subject to the referral of bills and resolutions I move the house adjourn to reconvene Tuesday June 7th at 2 o'clock PM. >> Representative Luis moves seconded by representative Stezer. That subject to referral of bills and resolution to reconvene Tuesday June 7th at 2 O'clock PM. Those in favor will say Aye, >> Aye, those opposed say No. The Aye's appear to have it.