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House | July 16, 2014 | Chamber | Session

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Speaker: House will come to order, members will take their seats, visitors will retire from the chamber, the sergeant in arms will close the door, members and visitors will please silence all electronic devices. The prayer will be offered today by Representative Tolbit. Members and visitors in the gallery will please stand and remaining standing for the pledge of allegiance. Representative: Thank you Mr. Speaker. Good morning honorable members. The prayer this morning is a tribute to Thomas Jefferson and was delivered in Washington DC on March 4, in 1801. It has been titled, “A Prayer for the Nation.” Will you pray with me. Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endow with Thy spirit of wisdom those to whom in Thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth. In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. [pledge of allegiance recited by congregation Speaker: Representative Shepherd is recognized. Representative: Mr. Speaker, the journal for July 16 has been examined and found to be correct and I move that it be approved as written. Thank you. Speaker: Representative Shepherd moves that the journal for July 16 be approved as written. Those in favor will say aye. [aye] Those opposed will say no. [silence] The aye’s have it, the journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials, and papers addressed to the house, ratifications of bills and resolutions, messages from the senate. The clerk will read. Clerk: Special message from the senate. Senate chamber, July 16, 2014. Mr. Speaker, it is ordered that a message be sent to the house of representatives with the information that the senate adopts the reports for conferies for senate bill 614 conference report. A bill to be entitle to further protect military lands, to make an amendments military affairs commission and to protect sensitive military documents. When the appropriate actions has been taken by both chambers, the bill will be ordered in rule. Respectfully, Sara Lang, Principal Clerk. Speaker: Noted. Clerk: Special message from the senate. The following special message was received from the senate. House bill 1145, senate committee substitute 26 edition, a bill to be entitled required mopeds to be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles, and for operators of mopeds to have in full force in effect a policy of financial responsibility for concurrence in the senate committee substitute 2, which changes the title upon concurrence. Speaker: Noted. Calendar rule 36B. Introductions of bills and resolutions. The clerk will read. Clerk: house joint resolution 1276, a joint resolution providing for the adjournment [can die of 2013 regular session of the general assembly. Speaker: Rules, calendar and operation of the house. Members we have the nurse with us today is Ms. Diamond Williams from Harrisburg. If you will stand and welcome her to the house. [clapping] Notices and announcements. If not, Representative Shepherd is recognized…Representative Lucas, please state your purpose.

A question of privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for a point of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen, today's date, being July 17th, marks the 50th anniversary of a group of paratroopers who embarked upon Camp McCall, North Carolina, July 17th, 1944. There were seven officers, and 165 enlisted men who became paratroopers for the very first time. This unit, the distinguishing character about this unit is that they were an all black unit. The first black paratroopers for the United States of America. And they were appropriately called the 5-5-5, the 555th unit. They later became known as The Triple Nickels. The Triple Nickels have been famous throughout the United States, as they served in World War II, in Korea, in Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and they still exist; they're no longer an all black unit, but they still exist with pride. And I happened to know several survivors of the 5-5-5 back in World War II, and it's, it gives me pleasure to recognize them on the floor today. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further notices and announcements? If not, Representative Shepard is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do now adjourn subject to ratification of bills, resolutions, messages from the Senate, committee reports, conference reports, re-referral of bills and resolutions, appointment of conferees, and introduction of bills and resolutions and modifications of the calendar to reconvene on Monday, July the 21st at 4pm. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Shepard moves, seconded by Representative Hollo, that the House adjourn subject to ratification of bills and resolutions, messages from the Senate, committee reports, conference reports, re-referral of bills and resolutions, appointment of conferees, introduction of bills and resolution, and a modification of the calendar to reconvene on Monday, July the 21st at 4pm. Those in favor will say Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those opposed will say No. The Ayes have it, and the House stands adjourned.