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House | February 25, 2013 | Chamber | Session

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The House will come to order, members will take their seats. Visitors please retire from the chamber. Without objection, rule 12H in honor of Rep. Dollar and Rep. Shepard has been suspended. Is there objection? The sergeant-at-arms will close the doors. Members and visitors, please silence all cellular phones and personal electronic devices. The prayer will be offered by Rep. Justin Burr. Members and visitors in the gallery please stand and please remain standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. Let's pray. Dear Lord, we thank you for allowing us to be present in this place for another week, and for the honor to serve you and the citizens of North Carolina as we come together to govern the state of North Carolina, we humbly ask for your guidance and wisdom in our decision making. I pray that through your guiding hands, we will do what's pleasing and right. I pray for each and every citizen of our state, and that you will love, support, guide, and bless each and every one of them. In Jesus' holy name, Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Burr is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker. I move that the journal for Feb. 21st, I move that the journal for Feb. 21st has been examined and found to be correct and I move that it be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Burr moves that the journal for Feb. 21st be approved as written. All those in favor say "aye". [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed say "no". The "aye"s have it, the journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials, or papers addressed to the General Assembly of the House, ratification of bills and resolutions, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Enrolling clerk posts the following to be ratified for presentation to the Governor. House bill 66, an act to amend the law providing for issuance of ?? licenses, permits, and wildlife resources commissioner. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Chaptered bills will be noted. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, the chair would like to welcome the nurse of the day. The nurse of the day is from Elm City, her name is Linda O'Boyle. Linda, thank you for your service today. Pages, just to let you know, this is what we refer to as a skeleton session. We'd advised members who did not- who had other commitments or was not able to make it to not come in. We will introduce you properly tomorrow at the beginning of session, but welcome from the Chair today. Reports of standing committees and permanent subcommittees. Representatives Stone and Warren are recognized to send forth a committee report, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee on government, Representatives Stone and Warren, Henderson County ?? to Council bill 28, ?? referred to finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The committee substitute is referred to finance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House bill 33, Cleveland, Polk, Rutherford trapping repeal. Favorable as to the committee substitute, unfavorable as to the original bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee substitute bill will be calendared for Feb. 28th, original bill unfavorable calendar. Rep. Burr is recognized to send forth a conference report. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, conferees appointed to resolve the difference between the Senate and the House of Representatives involving Senate bill 4, a bill to entitle an act to clarify the state's intent not to operate a state ?? or partner health benefit exchange and provide that that future medicaid eligibility terminations will be made by the state rather than federally facilitating exchange and to reject the affordable care act's optional medicaid expansion. The conferees recommend the Senate and the House of Representatives adopt this report. Conferees for the Senate: Sen. Apodaca, Chair, Senators Rucho, Hise, and Brown. Conferees for the House of Representatives: Rep. Burr, Chair, Representatives Dollar, Avila, and Brissom. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar. Introduction of bills and resolutions, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Rep. Torbitt, House bill 140. City of Lowell regulate utility vehicles. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Government. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Brody, J. Bell, Lambeth and Millis, House bill

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