[indistinct conversation until 00:16] [00:16 gavel bangs] The house will come to order. We'd ask members to please take your seats. Visitors, please retire from the chamber. The sergeant at arms is directed to close the doors. Members and visitors, we'd ask that you also silence any and all electronic devices. Today's prayer will be offered by Representative Carney. Representative Carney, the lady has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Good morning, members. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We ask members and guests in the gallery to please rise during the prayer and to remain standing during the pledge of allegiance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let us pray. Oh, God, our help from ages past, our help for years to come, help us on this opening day to remember that it is not about us, but it about the people of this great state. With your help from the past, with your help from the future, we ask today that you help us to not fear. Help us to accept the fact that we will be busy, but not to fear for we are your servants. We are public servants and we come to this chamber today with our hearts open that the needs of the people of this state and not the needs of ourselves will be put in the forefront. We ask you today to guide us with your strength, to guide us with your spirit, to guide us in that path that will indeed lift us up as servants for the people of this state. I ask all these things in your name. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] 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] The gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, the journal for January 14th has been examined and found to be correct. I move it be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis moves that the journal for January 14th be approved as written. Those in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those opposed will say no. The ayes have it and the journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials or papers addressed to the General Assembly or the House, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] State of North Carolina Office of the Governor, Dear Miss Weeks and Miss Lang, This is written to comply with Section 1 and Section 2 Executive Order number 107, signed by Governor Hunt on February 20, 1997. This shall serve as an official designation of room 1030 within the Department of Administrative building as the office of the Legislative Council under provision of Section 1. I hereby designate the following employees of the Governor's office as officials to whom delivery of bills can be made under provisions of Section 2, Fred Stein, Ryan Mentos, Leah Burns, Fred Stein and Ryan Mentos have served as the designated liasons to lobby on behalf of this office. Mr. Steins office is located in room 1038 or the Administration building and his phone number is 814-2130. Mr. Mentos' office is located in Room 1039 of the Administration and his phone number. Sincerely, Pat McCrory, Governor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Noted. Members the nurse of the day is Carol Robin of Breezeboro, NC. Ms. Robin, welcome. Glad to have you here with us today. [Applause] Introductions of bills and resolutions. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative McGrady House Bill 3, Eminent Domain, bill is referred to the Committee on Judiciary 2. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman from Harnett, who the chair doesn't see at the moment, there he is
Members of the House, would you stand at ease a few moments. The Rules Chair is going to be presenting an amendment and I think he's conferring with the House Minority Leader, so while that conversation continues we'd ask that we stand at ease, probably for no more than two minutes. [background inaudible conversation] Member, while that conversation's occurring, the chair is going to go through a number of courtesies of the gallery. First off, I'd like to recognize and extend the courtesies of the gallery to a former member of this House and a former colleague of mine, representing Cleveland County, Representative Pearl Burst-Floyd. Representative Burst-Floyd, where are you? Can you stand so we can welcome you? There she is in the back. [Applause] On motion of Representative Brawley of Mecklenberg County, the chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Johnny Ceret and his grandson Crosby Ceret. If you would please stand so we could welcome you also. Thank you for being here with us. [Applause] On motion of Representative Lambeth of Forsyth County, the chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to his wife, Pam Lambeth. Ms. Lambeth if you could stand so we could welcome you also, please. Thank you for being here. [Applauise] And also Represenatative Lucas helped me. I couldn't see around the lights, but also notice that our good friend Karen Justice, a former member of the House and a former member of my freshman class is here. Representative Justice, thank you for being here too. [Applause] On motion of Representative Setzer representing Catawba county, the chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Mrs. Dorthy Setzer who is his mother. Mrs. Setzer, where are you? We'd like to welcome you. Thank you. [Applause] On motion of Representative West from Cherokee County, the chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Vice Chief Larry Blythe of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Mr. Blythe, if you'd please stand so that we could welcome you as well. [Applause] Is the gentleman from Harnett ready to proceed? Want to do it at the end? They might forget it. [Background noise and indistinct chatter to the end of audio]
The house will come back to order. Members, the chair would like the members attention to recognize a special guest who is with us in our gallery we are honored to have with us our governor today. Governor Pat McCrory. Governor McCrory, please stand so we can welcome you. [Applause] I would be remiss also if I did not also welcome and recognize Thomas Still who's Chief of Staff, Jimmy Braughton who's Legislative Liason, Coris Fredstein who is my former seatmate and a former member of this House who's there and also Ryan Mento, we welcome you all and thank you all for being here today. [Applause] On motion of Representative Turner of Ardale County the chair's happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Steve Codver who is the Clerk of Superior court in Buckham County and Legislative Chair of the Clerk's Conference. Mr. Codver, if you could please stand so we could welcome you. [Applause] [??] The gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For a motion, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized to state his motion and to debate the same. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker I move the rules be suspended to the end that I may file a resolution which amends the temporary rules of the House. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the motion to suspend the rules set forth by the gentleman from Harnett. All in favor will vote aye, all opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will [??] the machine and record the vote, 116 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, the motion is adopted. The gentleman from Harnett has the floor for a further motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker I have placed a resolution with the clerk for consideration. I respectfully ask that it be assigned a number and that the House may consider that resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The bill is assigned the number House Resolution 17 and is before the body for consideration. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Resolution 17, a House resolution to amend the temporary rules of the House of Representatives concerning voting on resolutions, standing committees, [??] seats and conforming changes. The House resolves. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman from Harnett has the floor to debate the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, thank you members of the House for the opportunity to present this. The resolution that you have before you is merely modifications to the temporary rules of the House. I'd like to reiterate that these are the temporary rules of the House. We will move on to the permanent rules at a later time after the Rules Committee is named and they can be thoroughly vetted. I will take just a moment to explain the substance of parts of the resolution before you. On page one line nine, this is simply a clarification that resolutions that are before the body do not have to have a machine recorded vote. The may be by voice vote. Also, on page one lines 24-26, this merely is a change, it's a change to our rules but it's not really a change to our precedent. What it says is that if a member vacates their seat through resignation or death that the seat would be assigned by the Speaker or the Rules Committee Chair. It does not necessarily go automatically to the individual chosen to replace the member. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate or does the gentleman wish to further comment. Sorry, the chair didn't mean to move the gentleman along. The gentleman still has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. For the record I am talking as fast as I can. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You're doing a great job, by the way. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you
Speaker: members if you could continue on page 2 ?? there is some strip through language that removes the sub committees of the appropriate ancient committees ?? so there is no longer be sub committees of the appropriate ancient i wanted to make few points on that if i can .it is our ?? that the budget would be developed and passed out and much the same way that it has pass the sub committees will be responsible for governing to and developing their part of the budget but ll the budget bills will go for the appropriations ?? in full discussions that was one of the concerns of that minority part have raised and i wanted to be clear that will the appropriations bill the budget bill will go through the four appropriations committee just is it has in the past ,also would like to point out in bill 12 of reconstitution,reconstituting committee paper on capital,it is anticipated that we will be asked to look into some substantive investments and state assets ?? will certainly go through finance there is backside ?? and so this would low ?? Representative dollar that it would also be sued to large capital practices requests Mr.speakers and vendors that entire rest of this bill pages 3 from 9 simply strike through ?? there is no substance of changes from pages 3 to 9 ?? Speaker changes:Well done gentlemen ?? Representative ?? Speaker changes:to speak on the resolution Speaker changes:the gentlemen has the floor to speak on the resolution Speaker changes:thank you Mr.speaker and thank you ?? for the effort made making plans and terms of this i would recommend you to vote in chance to favor of this ?? temporary rules so we can move through the community process i think the changes are pretty clear on their face and gin i would recommend you to vote in favor of these temporary rules until we get to department of rules and t that point we have already discussed with the department of rules and we would look forward to take in on time,thank you for your time Speaker changes:for what purpose that gentle men from denim Michelle arise Speaker changes:to ask the gentlemen ?? question Speaker changes:?? Speaker changes:i yell Speaker changes:he yells Speaker changes:we have talked bout this Representative ? but i have bit of problem ?? but you are taking appropriations committees sub comitees and making them stand in committees is that correct Speaker changes:yes sir Speaker changes:can i follow up ?? Speaker changes:he yells Speaker changes:i have problem with that because what you doing is you creating more chairmanships you are making so independent decisions both chairs will be making independent decisions stand up committee but if you go to page 7 line 43 matter of favor will report is this one of the standing committee which reports the bill with the recommendations so that the bill can be paged on ?? what stops that chairman that committee from reporting the bill of favorable
Whether I like it or not? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you for the question, representative. The answer to it is that the Appropriations bills will go through the full Appropriations Committee and we will not allow the bill to be reported out directly to the floor and if it would reassure you, I would ask the Speaker if there are bills that are referred directly to these new policy area appropriations group that he also add an automatic referral to the full Appropriations Committee to make sure that there's no way that it makes it to the floor until it goes through. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further question? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I [??] I can handle that. That is the intent of the chair. None of those committees which were formerly subcommittees were made direct reports of the floor. They will have to go through the Appropriations Committee. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for a third question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I guess my third question or point is can't we put that in the rules? Because, I mean, I'm not doubting anybody's word at all except somebody who comes behind you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] [??] And to the membership that we will further clarify this when the permanent rules roll out. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland, Representative Glazier rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To ask the gentleman from Harnett a question. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman from Harnett yield to the gentleman from Cumberland? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I yield, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] He yields. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker, thank you Representative Lewis, and I think the answer is already in the rules that you've suggested, but it may be that the language as Representative Michaux suggested be massaged in line 49 because as I read that, the rest of that section, it says those new committee, Appropriations Committees, can refer the bill, that it goes on the floor unless the bill's re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations. So that line, which is already there, seems to me to do exactly what you and the Speaker are intending to do with the change and maybe the [??] has to change a little bit, but is that not correct, that the process you're setting out really is answered in that section? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate. If not, the question before the House is the adoption of House Resolution 17 on its second reading. So many in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will out the machine and record the vote, 116 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, the resolution is adopted and is ordered printed. And the chair will point out, I've noticed a few folks in the gallery have indicated they've had a hard time hearing, we have sent a note out so, Mr. Till indicates there's still trouble hearing, but we've notified folks and hopefully that'll be remedied soon. Appointment of committees. The clerk will read. Aging Committee, Representatives Hurley and R. Turner, chairs. [SPEAKER CHANGES] As the clerk, this has been, members, as the clerk calls your name, please come forward to accept your gavel. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representatives Hurley and R. Turner, chairs. Representative Fisher and Queen is vice-chairs. Representative Conrad, Cunningham, Earle, Holloway, Howard, Hunter, Jordan, Lambeth, Meyer, Whitman, Setzer, Warren for the committee. The Committee on Agriculture, Representatives Brody, Dixon, Langdon and Steinburg is chairs. Representative Brisson, C. Graham, G. Graham, [??], Zachary is vice-chairs. Committee is representatives Ager, L. Bell, J. Bell, Bradford, Brockman, Cleveland, Collins, Daughtry, Earle, Holley
Jones, Lewis, S. Martin, McGrady, Pittman, Presnell, Reives, Riddell, Salmon, R. Turner, Waddell, Watford, West, Whitmire, and Willingham. Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee: Chairs, Representative Boles and Hardister. Representative Alexander, Hastings, and Jeter and Lucas as vice-chairs. Committees, Representative Ager, Collins, Daughtry, Dobson, Earle, Fisher, Malone, McGrady, Meyer, Saine, West, Willingham, Yarborough, and Zachary. Appropriations Committee: Representative Dollar is Senior chair, Representative L. Johnson, Lambeth, McGrady as chairs. Representative Avila, Blackwell, Boles, Brawley, Brisson, R. Brown, B. Brown, Bryan, Burr, Cleveland, Daughtry, Dixon, Faircloth, Holloway, Horn, Hurley, Iler, Malonem, McElraft, Presnell, Riddell, Saine, Shepard, Tine, Torbett and West as vice-chars. The committee, Representative Adcock, Ager, Baskerville, L. Bell, Brockman, Brody, Bumgardner, Catlin, Conrad, Cunningham, Dobson, Earle, Elmore, Farmer-Butterfield, Fisher, Floyd, Ford, Fraley, Gill, Glazier, C Graham, G. Graham, L. Hall, D. Hall, Hanes, Harrison, Hunter, Insko, Jackson, R. Johnson, Langdon, Lewis, Lucas, G. Martin, McNeill, Michaux, Millis, Pendleton, Pierce, Pittman, Queen, Richardson, Salmon, Speciale, Stam, Stevens, Terry, B. Turner, R. Turner, Watford, Whitmire, Willingham, Wray, and Yarborough. The Appropriations, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Committee: Representative Dixon, McElraft, West as chairs. Representative Catlin, Pierce vice-chairs. Committee, Representative Harrison, Millis, Presnell, Richardson, B. Turner, Wray, and Yarborough. Appropriations Committee on Capital: Representative Arp as chair and Representative Burr as chair and Representative Hardister as chair. Representative Brockman as committee member. Appropriations Committee on Education: Representative Blackwell, Bryan, Holloway, and Horn are chairs. Representative Gill, Glazier, Stam, and Whitmire vice-chairs. Committee
Members Elbell, Baukman, Conrad , Elmore, Frailey, Haynes, Lukas and Michelle. Appropriations committee on general government, Representative Zoyd Brown, Cleveland Radale Chairs. Representatives Brody, Fischer, Broad and ?? vice chairs. Committee members Edcart, Hager, Cunningham, Queen and Cratford. Appropriations committee on health and human services, Representatives Havler, Brissen, Dobson and Malone are chairs. Representative Ensco and ?? vice chairs. committee members Representatives Worrall and Parmer Butterfield. Appropriations committee on Information technology Representative Stein is chair. Representative ??, Blackwell, Bowles, B. Brown, Cleaton and Glacier Jackson, Mcgalrath and porbit committee members. Appropriations committee on justice and public safety, Representative Bowles, Garther Faircorp and Hurley, Chairs. Representative Jackson, McNeil and Stevens Vice Chairs. Committee members are C Graham, G Graham, R Johnson, Salmonds, Michelle and R.Turner. Appropriations committee on Transportation, Representatives Iler, Shepperd and Tine Torbit are chairs. Representative Baskerville, Bumgaudner, Floyd Dehoe, G. Martin and Terry, committee members. Banking , Representives Howard, ?? are chairs. Representatives Bishop, Frailey, Elhol Vice chairs. Committee members are Representatives J.Bell, Blust, Bradford, Bryan, Bumgaudner, Carney, Cunningham, Dobson, Erl, Haynes, Hardester, Jordon, Malone, Pennelton, Pears, Ross, Soker, Terry, Willingham and Zacrick. Committee on children, youth and family, Representatives Jordan and Stevens, Chairs. Representative Cothom Vice Chair. Committee members Adams, Hager, Havler, Cunningham, ??, L Johnston, Odel, Salmon Terry and Watford. Commerce and Job development
development committee, Representatives Conrad, Presnell, and Ross are chairs. Representative Bradford, B. Brown, Brawley, Ridmond, C. Graham, L. Hall, S. Martin, R. Moore, Richardson, Szoka, Ray, vice chairs. Committee members, Adams, Avila, L. Bell, J. Bell, Bowles, Brawley, Brockman, Brody, Bryan, Catlin, Davis, Dollar, Floyd, G. Graham, Hager, Hamilton, Holly, Horn, Hunter, Jackson, Lewis, Malone, McElraft, McGrady, McNeill, Millis, Pierce, Saine, Schaffer, Shepard, Steinburg, Terry, Tine, Torbett, Yarborough. Education Committee on Community Colleges, Representative Brody, McNeill, chairs. Representative Dobson, Reeves, and Holly, vice chairs. Committee Members, Alexander, Arp, B. Brown, Cunningham, Daughtry, Ford, Insko, L. Johnson, Shepard, Stevens, Szoka, Tine, Waddell and Watford. Education Committee K-12, Representatives Elmore, Horn, and L. Johnson, chairs. Representatives Cotham and Hanes, vice chairs. Committee members, Ager, Baskerville, Bryan, Cleveland, Dixon, Farmer-Butterfield, Fisher, C. Graham, Hardister, Hurley, Iler, Jones, Lambeth, Langdon, Malone, Meyer, Riddell, Stam, R. Turner, Whitmire. The Education Committee on Universities, Representatives B. Brown and Holloway, chairs. Committee Members, Brody, R. Brown, Davis, Elmore, Fraley, Glazier, Hastings, Jackson, L. Johnson, Jordan, Lewis, S. Martin, McGrady, Michaux, R. Moore, Willingham and Wray. The Committee on Elections, Representatives Jones and Lewis, chairs. Representative Michaux and Warren, vice-chairs. Committee members, Blust, Brody, R. Brown, Bryan, Burr, Conrad, Cotham, Davis, Dixon, Faircloth, Fisher, Floyd, Ford, Gill, G. Graham, Hardister, Harrison, Hunter, Iler, S. Martin, Richardson, Riddell, Saine, Schaffer, Speciale, Stam, Torbett, Willingham. Committee on the Environment, Representative Catlin, McElraft, chairs. Representative Adams, Harrison, and McGrady, vice-chairs. Commttee Members, Representative Baskerville, Bradford, Brawley, Brisson, Brockman, Carney, Collins, Dixon, Hager, Iler, Insko, Luebke, G. Martin, Millis
...R. Moore, Steinburg, Stevens, West and Yarborough. Committee on ethics, representatives Faircloth and Glazier, Chairs. Representatives Carney and Daughtry, Vice Chairs. Committee members Boles, Brisson, R. Brown, Cotham, Hanes, Jackson, McElraft, McGrady, Schaffer, Setzer, Terry, and Wray. Committee on Finance. Representatives Brawley, and Saine, Senior Chairs. Representatives Hastings, S. Martin, Setzer, Szoka, Chairs. Representatives Alexander, Blust, Collins, Dollar, Hager, L. Johnson, Luebke, R. Moore, Ross, Warren, Vice Chairs. Committee members, Representatives Adams, J. Bell, Bishop, Bradford, Carney, Cotham, Cunningham, Davis, Goodman, L. Hall, Hamilton, Holley, Howard, Jeter, Jones, Jordan, Lewis, Meyer, Reives, Schaffer, Stam, Steinburg, Waddell, and Zachary. Health committee. Representatives B. Brown, Burr, Jones, and Lambeth, Chairs. Representatives Avila, Brisson, Dollar, Earle, Farmer-Butterfield, Vice Chairs. Committee members Representatives Bishop, Blackwell, R. Brown, Carney, Cotham, Dobson, Ford, Goodman, L. Hall, Hastings, Insko, Lewis, Lucas, S. Martin, Pendleton, Saine, Setzer, Szoka, Waddell, Wray, and Yarborough. Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs. Chairs - Representatives Cleveland, Pittman, Speciale, and Whitmire. Representative L. Hall, G. Martin, and Pierce are the Vice Chairs. Committee members are Representatives Adcock, Arp, Avila, J. Bell, Blust, Floyd, Horn, Howard, Lucas, S. Martin, Meyer, Millis, Pendleton, Reives, Schaffer, Shepard, Szoka, B. Turner, and West. Insurance committee. Chairs, Representatives Bumgardner, Setzer. Representatives Gill, Pendleton, and Tine are Vice Chairs. Committee members are representatives Arp, Boles, Brawley, Brisson, Burr, Collins, Conrad, Dixon, Dobson, Dollar, Earle, Glazier, D. Hall, Hamilton, Hanes, Hastings, Holloway, Horn, Howard, Iler, Insko, Jackson, L. Johnson, Lambeth, Langdon, Lucas, McElraft, Pierce, Richardson, Warren, and Wray. Judiciary I. Chairs, Representative ...
Representatives Burr, Jackson are vice-chairs. Committee members are Representatives, Arp, L. Hall, Hardister, Howard, G. Martin, McNeill, and Steinburg. Judiciary Two: Representatives Blust and Jordan are chairs. Representatives Faircloth and Glazier, Hurley, McGrady, Michaux, and Stam vice-chairs. Committee members are Representative Bumgardner, Conrad, Queen, Reives, Ross, Saine, and Salmon. Judiciary Three: Chairs, Representatives Davis and Stevens. Representative Baskerville, D. Hall, Harrison, R. Turner, vice-chairs. Committee members are representatives J. Bell, R. Brown, Cleveland, Farmer-Butterfield, Hastings, Horn, Insko, Speciale, and Zachary. Judiciary Four: Chairs, Representative Blackwell, Bryan, and Schaffer. Representative Hamilton, vice-chair. Members, Representatives Adams, Ager, Bishop, Dollar, Hager, Hunter, R. Johnson, Jones, Richardson, Riddell, Setzer, Terry, Tine, Torbett, Warren and Willingham. Committee on Local Government: Chairs, Representatives Davis and Ford. Representative Langdon, vice-chair. Members, Representative Ager, Boles, Brawley, R. Brown, Burr, Cleveland, Faircloth, Farmer-Butterfield, Fisher, G. Graham, Holley, Jeter, Luebke, Pendleton, Ross, Setzer, Szoka, Warren, and Watford. Pensions and Retirement: Chairs, Representative McNeill and Ross. Representative Michaux, vice-chair. Members, Representatives L. Bell, Bishop, Blust, B. Brown, Elmore, Farmer-Butterfield, Gill, Holley, Langdon, and Waddell. Committee on Public Utilities: Representatives Arp, Collins, and Warren, chairs. Representatives Cunningham, Hager, Hanes, and Watford, vice-chairs. Members of the committee are Representatives Alexander, J. Bell, Bishop, Blackwell, Bradford, B. Brown, Bumgardner, Catlin, Dollar, Earle, L. Moore, Harrison, Hastings, L. Johnson, R. Johnson, Luebke, Malone, S.-
Martin, Meyer, Millis, R. Moore, Riddell and Wray. Regulatory Reform Committee, Chairs, Representatives J. Bell, Millis, and Riddell. Representatives Goodman, Jordan, Speciale, vice-chairs. Committee members, Representatives Bishop, Blackwell, Bradford, Brisson, Brody, Bryan, Catlin, Cotham, Cunningham, Dixon, Dollar, Hager, L. Hall, Harrison, Holly, Jones, McElraft, R. Moore, Queen, Schaffer, Stam, Stevens, and Whitmire. Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House, Representative Lewis, chair. Vice-chairs, Representative Daughtry, Davis, Stam, and Torbett. Members of the committee, representatives Blust, Bowles, Burr, Carney, Cotham, Floyd, Fraley, Goodman, L. Hall, Hanes, Hastings, Jackson, L. Johnson, Reives, Saine, Schaffer, Szoka, and Tine. Committee on State Personnel, Representatives Collins and Langdon, chairs. Representative L. Bell is vice-chair. Committee members, Representative Dobson, L. Moore, Floyd, Ford, G. Graham, Hurley, Insko, R. Johnson, Lambeth, McElraft, McNeill, Michaux, Pendleton, Stevens, R. Turner, Waddell, and Whitmire. Transportation Committee, Representatives Iler, Shepard, and Torbett are chairs. Representatives Carney, Cleveland and Speciale, vice-chairs. Committee members, Representative Adams, Alexander, Arp, Blackwell, Boles, Brawley, Brockman, R. Brown, B. Brown, Bumgardner, Catlin, Dollar, Faircloth, Ford, Fraley, Goodman, C. Graham, D. Hall, Hardister, Holley, Hunter, Jeter, McGrady, McNeill, R. Moore, Presnell, Queen, Ross, Schaffer, Steinburg, Terry, Tine, R. Turner, Waddell, Yarborough, Zachary. University Board of Governors Nominating Committee, Representative Dollar, chair. Representative Hanes, Hastings as vice-chairs. Committee members, Representatives B. Brown, Bryan, Cotham, L. Hall, Hamilton, Holloway, Jordan, and Lewis. Committee on Wildlife Resources, Representatives Malone and West are chairs. Representatives Adams, Adcock, Brisson, Davis, Gill, Jeter, Langdon, Lucas, McGrady, Pittman, Presnell, Steinburg, Tine, Wray, Zachary, committee members. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members, that concludes the listing of the committees and the committee chairs. I thank you all for your service.
Messages from Senate: the court will read. Special message from the Senate. Senate Joint Resolution Four, a joint resolution informing his Excellency Governor Pat McCorry that the ?? is organized and ready to proceed with public business in inviting the Governor to address a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator 32A, the resolution is placed on today's calender for immediate consideration. The court will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate joint resolution, joint resolution informing his excellency Governor Pat McCorry that the ?? is organized and ready to proceed with public business in inviting the Governor to address a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Senate resolves, the House concurring. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman from ?? Representative Lewis is recognized to address the resolution. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Ladies and gentlemen of the house, the resolution that you have before you is a significant thing. One of the more historic and meaningful times in every biennium is when we extend an invitation to his or her Excellency, the Governor, to come and address a joint session of the General Assembly. The resolution that you have before you extends such an invitation for next Wednesday night at 7'o clock, it would contemplate a joint session in which the members of the Senate would be extended the invitation to sit with us on the floor of the House and to listen to His Excellency along with the members of the public who watch it on the t.v. or listen to it on the radio or internet. I would respectfully ask for your support of this resolution so that we may extend an invitation to the Governor and other special guests to appear on that evening. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of Senate Joint Resolution Four on its second read. Submitting favoring passage of the resolution will vote "I", those opposed will vote "No", the ?? will vote. The court will lock the machine and record the vote. 113 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, Senate joint resolution passes its second reading and will, without objection, be read a third time. Senate resolves, the house concurring, further discussion, further debate? If not, the question before the House is the passage of Senate Joint Resolution Four on its third reading. All favoring passage of the resolution will say "I", submitting opposed will say "No". The "I"'s have it and the resolution passes on it's third reading. Resolution is ordered enrolled. Notices and announcements. The gentleman from Rockingham, Representative Jones, is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] An announcement, thank you, Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentleman, the Capitol commission will have a welcome back ?? breakfast at the third floor auditorium at 7:30 tomorrow morning. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For what purpose does the gentleman from Wayne, Representative Bill, rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gentleman has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Members on your desk you should have received some information on the ?? legislative sportsmans' caucus. Senator Newton and I will be heading that up this year. If you are interested in taking part in that there is a form you can either fill that out and give it back to me or you can email that to Senator Newton, and the schedule for events is in front of you next week, and we will be sending out reminders to your emails so please look forward to that and look forward to joining us next week, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman from Wake Representative ?? wish to be recorded as having voted "Yes" on Senate Joint Resolution Four? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Yes, yes, I was ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES] The Senator ?? will be recorded as having voted "I". For what purpose does the gentleman from Rutherford, Representative ?? arise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement, speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I want to let all Republicans know that the Republican caucus needs to meet in front of the steps immediately following adjournment today. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further notices and announcements?
The gentleman from ?? recognized when he gets to his seat. The chair would remind the rules. Chairman, it's a good idea to stay at your seat until the end of the session. I can speak from four years of experience running that same carpet, Mr. Chairman. For what purpose does the gentleman from ?? Representative Lewis rise. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Move for a motion, Speaker. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The gentleman is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, I move for the House do adjourn to reconvene Thursday, January 29 at 11AM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Does the gentleman move to the subject of the ratification of bills? [SPEAKER CHANGES] That was my intent sir. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I can read your mind. The gentleman from ?? has moved -- seconded by Representative Stam -- that the house adjourn subject to the ratification of bills to reconvene on Thursday, January 29 at 11AM. ?? in favor of the motion will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those opposed will say no. The ayes have it. We stand adjourned.