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Senate | February 11, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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The Senate will come to order. The Sergeant-At-Arms will close the doors. Members will go to their seats. Leading the Senate in prayer is Reverend Peter Milner, Senate Chaplain. All members and guests in the gallery please stand. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let us pray. Loving God, tonight as I stand before you as we bow our hearts to pray, I feel most vulnerable, exposed, because I just don’t know what to pray or what to ask for. For I truly have nothing to offer you, nor anything to say. We know, our father, that at this hour, at a place where we might feel your absence, this is perhaps a time when you’re drawing near as we feel weak, as we are able to draw down on your grace. In this place at this desperate hour in state affairs, we need you, we need your strength, your guidance, and your wisdom. The problems far greater than any wisdom of man can solve. What shall our leaders do in such an hour. May thy wisdom and power come upon the leadership of this Senate to whom have been entrusted leadership. May the responsibility lie heavily on their hearts until they’re ready to acknowledge their helplessness and turn to you. Give to them the courage and the moral integrity to confess that they don’t know what to do and that they can come empty handed to you. Only then can they lead us as a state and as a nation beyond human wisdom to thee, who alone has the answer. Oh our God, may we never recover from our feeling of helplessness and our need of you. In the strong name of Jesus our Lord we pray. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The journal of Thursday, February the 7th, 2013, has been examined and is found to be correct. I move that the Senate dispense with the reading of the journal and that it stand approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Without objection, the journal for February 7th stands approved as written. Our Nurse of the Day is Linda O’Boyle and Linda comes to us from Elm City, North Carolina. Linda, thank you for joining us, thank you for your service. At this time I’d like to ask all the pages to come to the front of the chamber for introduction. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The pages serving in the chamber this week: Lucas Granitzki, Chapel Hill, Rozi Lane, ? , Logan Miller, Granopolis, Hannah Mizaro, Oak Island. Josiah Mizaro, Oak Island. Ian West, Wilson. Jessica White, Moxville. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you pages for your service, we hope you enjoy your week and we look forward to getting to know you more. Notices and announcements. Do we have any notices and announcements this evening? Is there any further business to come before the Senate. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just a quick announcement. The light committee on roundball will play this afternoon if you’re not going to the dinner. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator. Any further notices or announcements. If not, the chair recognizes Senator Berger for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I move that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the introduction of bills and resolutions and the receipt and reading of messages from the House and the Governor, to reconvene tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 2 PM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The motion is that the Senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulations stated by Senator Berger to reconvene Tuesday, February 12th, at 2PM. Seconded by Senator Brunstetter. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed say no. The ayes have it. The Senate now stands adjourned.