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House | February 7, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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The House will come to order. Members will take their seats. Visitors retire from the Chamber. Sergeant-at-Arms will close the doors. Members and visitors will please silence all cellular phones, personal electronic devices. The prayer will be offered by Representative Rick Glazier. Members and visitors in the gallery please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is an adaptation of a prayer, "Where Can We Find Hope." There is holiness when we love and serve without any thought of reward or hope for personal gain. There's holiness when we promote family harmony and when we seek to unite others near and far. There's holiness when we share with others our resources, our ideas, our enthusiasm. There's holiness when we are willing to be laughed at for what we believe in. There is holiness when we relieve suffering, visit the sick and comfort the bereaved. There is holiness when we remember the lonely and the neglected to bring cheer into a dark corner. There is holiness when we sacrifice time and energy to teach our children. And there is holiness when we pray in truth and humility for the strength and grace to lead and not follow, act and not just talk, and to remind ourselves that each day brings a new opportunity to be a better person. And let us stay humble. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members, pleas remain standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, the journal for February the 6th, 2013, has been examined and found to be correct. Move its approval as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore moves that the journal for February 6th be approved as written. All those in favor say aye, all opposed say no. The ayes have it. The journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials and papers addressed to the General Assembly or the House. Ratifications of bills and resolutions. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Enrolling clerk reports the following resolution to ratify ?? of the Office of Secretary of State, House Joint Resolution 64, Joint Resolution honoring the 50th Anniversary of the State Legislative Building. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen of the House, the Chair would like to welcome and thank the doctor of the day and the nurse of the day today. The doctor of the day is John Woolerford from Charlotte. A friend of mine and a welcome sight every year as he comes to serve as doctor of the day. And the nurse of the day has a first name I'm going to do a very bad job of. Persiffany? Not so bad, McNeil from Fayetteville. Welcome both of you and thank you for your service to the House. [applause] Ladies and gentlemen of the House, if I may have your attention. As a result of the rules that were adopted yesterday, there were some changes that involved the formation of subcommittees and there's also a committee being appointed to dispense with the Board of Governors nominations. And at this time we will be reading in those committee appointments. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] UNC Board of Governors Nominating Committee, Representative Tim Moore, Chair. Members of the Committee: Representatives Dollar, Hamilton, Haines, Holloway, Jones, Saine, Samuelson and Waddell. House Committee on Regulatory Reform, Subcommittee on Local Government, Representative William Brawley, Chair. Representative...

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Session, those who choose not to come don’t need to worry about any business being taken up. But please be here in time for committee meetings on Tuesday morning. The calendar as we see it to this point, for your planning purposes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, will be 2PM, 2PM and 1PM. Again as the calendar shapes up next week, if it’s possible, we will try and move Thursday’s session earlier, for as long early in the session as we can. Just don’t get used to it. Notices and announcements. Representative Samuelson, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The lady is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Freshmen Republicans, we had sent you an email about some meetings. We had the last two meetings with the policy staff, that were going to be Monday afternoon. But since this is a skeletal session, please be on the lookout. We may move those to a different time. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Hastings, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] An announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs will meet 15 minutes after session in room 421. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Moore, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Motion as to re-referral of a bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, House Bill 78, which was just read in, which was referred to, short title is amend UCC code 4A funds transfer. That bill was initially referred to Finance. Move that its referral to Finance be stricken and that the bill be referred to the Committee on Judiciary A. Further review does not appear to need a finance component. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without exception. Or without objection, so ordered. Representative Larry Hall, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] An announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Democratic caucus will not meet Monday night before session but watch your emails for other announcements regarding other events for the day. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Holloway, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Make an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We’re going to try to get our state basketball team rolling here very quickly, and I have Peace College scheduled so we can start practicing there on Monday night. I do need one of our good attorneys though to assist me. We’ve got to do some liability forms and being that I’m not an attorney, I may need some help drafting that up. But we’ve got some good guys, some good players, and Representative Jones says that he wants to coach us and I asked him was he going to take me out of the game. And he said well, probably not. And I said well, Representative Jones are you going to take me out of the game? And he said absolutely not. And then I said well you can be the coach then. So bring your sneakers and we’ll try to get all the liability stuff taken care of before Monday night. And we’ll practice right after session on Monday and try to do every Monday. And Mr. Speaker, if you can call South Carolina and talk a little trash to them, that would be much appreciated and tell them to come up here and get their butt whupping. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’ve never avoided the opportunity to talk trash with my friend and colleague, Speaker Harold. Representative Haines, I do hope that that knee is mending and that you’re going to be one of the players on the team. Representative Pierce, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Announcement, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members of the Legislative Black Caucus Executive Committee, we have a meeting today about 11:30. Please don’t forget the meeting. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Iler please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just in case you’re not here Monday night, I wanted to announce today that Transportation will meet Tuesday at 12 noon, in room 643. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Larry Hall, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For members of the Democratic Caucus, our off-site meeting from 4 to 6 on Monday is still going forward. We just will not have Caucus meeting from 6 to 7 here at the General Assembly. So the 4 to 6 meeting off-site is still in force. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further notices and announcements. Representative Starnes, please state your purpose. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Republicans will caucus at 5:00 on Monday. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Isn’t session at 6? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Skeleton session, we’re going to do skeleton session at 6:00. [SPEAKER CHANGES] So the caucus is at 5:00. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ladies and gentlemen, before we adjourn, the final thing I have to do is to recognize the pages, if all the pages will come down to the front of the chamber at this time.

members that the house will come to order, pages i hope that you had some fun this week and learned a few things, I had an oppurtunity to speak with you on several occasions and hopefully you got to make a few friends and your host families were a great experience, and you got to see some of the good things that happen in this house and youll bring that back and tell your friends, encourage them to come here. Representative hollaway, i suspect there is at least one person in this line up whos coat your jealous of. [speaker changes] who would that be mr speaker? [speaker changes] and also, i had the oppurtunity coming in this morning to run into the grandparents of one of the opages, i suspect there may be other family members and others here to pick up their sons and daughters or relatives. Up there, if your a parent or someone coming here to bring these good pages home please stand and let us welcome you [applause] and pages, thanks again for your service, you can return to your stations. representative starns please state your purpose [speaker changes] for an announcement [speaker changes] gentleman is recognized for an announcment [speaker changes] because of the skeleton session we will not have a caulcus on monday [speaker changes] further notices and announcments, representatives moores recognized [speaker changes] for a motion mr speaker [speaker changes] the gentleman is recognized for a motion [speaker changes] thankyou mr speaker, move that the house do conjurn to reconvene on monday febuary 11 2013, at 6 o clock pm [speaker changes] representative moore moves seconded by representative starns, that the house now adjurn to reconvene on monday febuary 11 at 6 pm, all those in favor say I, all opposed say no, the ayes have it the hiouse stands adjurned