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Senate | May 28, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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Senate will come to order. Sergeant at Arms will close the doors. Members will go to their seats. Members and guests of the gallery will please silence all electronic devices. Leading the Senate in prayers are Reverend Peter Miller, Senate Chaplain. All members and guests in the gallery will please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let's pray together. Heavenly Father as we stand before you we need a reminder of your grace, your mercy, and sometimes just pausing to pray can be remindful of that and sometimes it doesn't do anything. So when we come to Scripture we ask you to teach us what Psalm 94 says, when the cares of our heart are many your consolations cheer my soul. So as we pass laws and in this amazing intersection of hope and fear, as we exchange remarks and claims, may the cares of our heart not crowd out the consolations from you, Lord. You're a God that loves to console us and Lord you are in fact consoling us right now. For your glory's sake. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Berger is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. President. The journal of Friday, May 24, 2013 has been examined, it has been found to be correct. I move that we dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stand approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection the journal from May 24th stands approved as written. We have some leaves of absences today and they're granted for Senators Jenkins, Senator Jim Davis, Senator Curtis, Senator Meredith, Senators Robinson and Kinnaird. Upon the motion of Senator Kathy Harrington of Gaston County, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Daniel Ware, Gaston County Young Republican Chairman and John Stevens, Belmont Abbey College Republican Chair. If you'll please stand and be recognized. Thank you for being here. Upon the motion of Senator Phil Burke of Rockingham County the Chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to members of Girl Scout Troup 41145 and Boy Scout Troup 567 from Eden North Carolina and their parents. Please stand to be recognized. Thank you for being with us. At this time we'd like to introduce the pages for the week. If the pages can come to the front of the Chamber for introduction please. The Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Marcus Alexander, Stanley, Logan Brooks, Pittsboro, Jacob Burnett, Canton, Desmond Clark, Rayford, Bryant Clark V, Harborough, Henry D. St. Alban, ???, Andrew Distal, Fayetteville, Antoinette Dyer, Raleigh, Harrison Froehlich, Greensboro, Gabby Gordon, Summerfield, Arielle Harris, Weldon, Jasmine Jones, ??, ?? Jordan, Riperton, Elaine Kearney, Pinehurst, ?? Lindsay, Reedsville, Thomas McBrayer, Hickory, Courtney McCoy, Clayton, Andrew Scott, Raleigh, Justin Scott, Raleigh, Janice Sims, Autryville, and Lily Turlington, Clinton. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you pages. We thank you for your service to the Senate this week. Do we have any notices or announcements? Senator

Senator Hunt, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To make an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hunt, you have the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Appropriations Based Budget will meet tomorrow morning at 8:30. We have one bill to consider. Please be on time because we have got to be out of there by 9:00, because the House will be using the room at 9:00. 8:30 in the morning. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rabin, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Moment of personal privilege, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rabin, you have the floor for a moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Today my wife Mona attended ceremonies in Fayetteville, as it happens, for the Military Spouses Recognition Day. Those of us who have served know full-well that the backbone of the military and the backbone of our defense, therefore, is really our families and I just wanted to mention that to the folks here and hope they’ll give a round of applause to the ladies who aren’t here and the families who aren’t here. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Announcement, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, we’re possibly going to have a, tentative, Insurance Committee meeting tomorrow morning at 10:00. If we do indeed have one it’ll go out before midnight tonight, so keep an eye on your computers. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rucho, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members of the Senate--announcement, please, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor, Senator. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We will have a Finance Committee meeting tomorrow and the bills will be listed tonight, for tomorrow’s meeting. That’s 1:00. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Any other notices or announcements? Any other business to come before the Senate? If not, the Chair recognizes Senator Berger for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I move that Senate do now adjourn, subject to receipt of messages from the House and the governor, and the referral and re-referral of bills and resolutions, to reconvene on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion is the Senate do now adjourn, subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger, to reconvene Wednesday, May 29th at 2:00 p.m., seconded by Senator Rucho. All in favor say aye, opposed no. The ayes have it. The Senate stands adjourned.