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House | February 3, 2015 | Chamber | House Session

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Members will please take their seats. Visitors will retire from the chamber. The Sargent at Arms will close the doors. Members and visitors are asked to please silence all electronic devices. The prayer today will be offered by Representative Brody. We ask all members and all guests in the gallery to please rise during the prayer and to stay standing during the Pledge of Allegiance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Gracious and sovereign Lord, we pray as your servants in this legislature that you might keep us faithful to the solemn office to which you charged us. Strengthen and uphold us. Guide us and direct us to fulfill our purpose according to your word. Give us counsel and aid that we may preserve the integrity and honor of our state, protection our neighbor's best interests, and uphold and preserve all life you have given us. Grant us firmness to maintain and promote law and justice and determination to strive for the good of our state and the betterment of our citizens. Give us wisdom in the hour of decision that we may speak and decide on matters in the spirit of unity and the bond of peace. Give us serenity in the face of crisis. Guard and defend us so that we may serve the security and well-being of the people you have given us to serve. Make us leaders of a people who [unclear 00:01:26] your righteous and holy will in our state and our nation. We ask this in the name of your Holy son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Amen. [PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE] The gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis, is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. Speaker, the journal for February 2 had been examined and found to be correct. I move that it be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Lewis moves the journal for February 2 be approved as written. Those in favor will say aye. [MULTIPLE AYE RESPONSES] Opposed 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] The state of North Carolina... [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just a moment. I'd ask the house to come to order for the proclamation please. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The state of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, Governor, appointment of George Sidney Robinson, 2015-2016, by the governor of the state of North Carolina, a proclamation. Whereas the Honorable Edgar V. Starnes, elected representative from House district 87 2015-2016 General Assembly has resigned and whereas the provision of general statute 163-11 require that the vacancy created by the resignation of Honorable Edgar V. Starnes be filled by appointment of the person recommended by the 87th state district executive committee of the Republican party and whereas the 87th state house district executive committee of the republican party has notified me of its recommendation of George Robinson on Caldwell County, North Carolina, to fill the expired term. I do by these presence appoint George Sidney Robinson as a member of the North Carolina State House of Representatives 2015-2016 General Assembly. In witness thereof I have here unto signed my name and affixed the general seal of the state of North Carolina at the capital of the city of Raleigh this second day of February in the year of our Lord 2015 and of the Independence of the United States of America 238, Pat McCrory, Governor attest Elaine F. Marshall, Secretary of State. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Following the escort committee is The Speaker Pro Tempore Stam is the chair, Representatives Jeter, Hager, Fraley, Jordan, Hurley, and Elmore are asked to retire to the rear of the chamber to escort Representative Robinson to the desk for administration of the oath. [APPLAUSE]

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