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House | February 18, 2015 | Chamber | House Session

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NFKIPU [0:00:00.0] The house will come to order, members will take their seats, visitors will retire from the chamber, the Sergeant At Arms will close the door, members and visitors will please silence all electronic devices. The prayer will be offered by Representative Brawley, members and visitors in the gallery will please stand and remain standing for the Pledge of Allegiance, Representative Brawley. [SPEAKER CHANGES] This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Father, we are grateful for the Sun which has warmed our path, we stand in all of the winter storms that better us, and we thank those in public service who have work so hard to protect us from the harm, the winter storm has caused. As we who legislate continue our work help us to remain humble and remember our powers are limited, let us solve what we can and trust you to use other voices and other organizations to solve the problems beyond our charge. We each come to you in our own way; I come to you in the name of Jesus, Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Amen. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett is known, "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States and to the republic for which it stands; one Nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all." Representative Torbett is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you Mr. Speaker, the journal for February 16th has been examined and found to be correct and I know that it would be approved as written. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett moves that the journal for February 16th be approved as written. Is Representative Dickson want to debate that motion? [SPEAKER CHANGES] No. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those in favor will say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those oppose will say no, the ayes have it the journal is approved as written. Petitions, memorials, and other papers, addressed to the General Assembly or the House, there are none, the Doctor the nurse for the day is Stephanie Lichter Rally, is she here? No, she’s not here but in her absence we appreciate her; all nurses, all nurses, reports of standing committees and permanent subcommittees, none. Introduction of bills and resolutions the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 19, Representative Warren, School Calendar Flexibility Warren County. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Education K12 is favorable to commerce and job development. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 91, Representative Mr. Shelly Handicapped Parking Law Revisions. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Transportation. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 92, Representatives Stam, McGrady, Hardister, and G. Martin: Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Elections in favorable to Rules calendar and operation of the house. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 93, Representatives Charlie and Torbett: Eliminate Tolling on Ferries. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Transportation and if favorable to appropriations, messages from the Senate, the clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 20, committee substitute: A bill to be entitled an act to update the reference to the internal revenue code, to decouple from certain provisions of the federal tax increase prevention act of 2014, to modify the motor fuels tax rate, and to make certain reductions within the department of transportation for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Finance, Pages, do we have pages here today? We would like to introduce you if you will come forward. [SPEAKER CHANGES] [??] [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you for working with this week. When you go home you will read about more excitement than you have this week probably if these things happen plus you got them in school. Okay, first we have Logan Ford of Wake County if you would raise your hand, Winston Haywood of Mecklenburg, Dorothy McGee of Cabarrus, Johnny McNeil of Wake, Elizabeth Stone of Wake, Grace West of Moore, and Mary Margaret West of Moore County, thank you very much. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Stam, Mr. Speaker. [0:05:00.5] [End of file…]

Representative Stevens is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You skipped one. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The one that I skipped is not here today. If she's here, Kayla Putton. It sure does. Senate Bill 20, rereferral as well to Appropriations if favorable from Finance. Finance first and if favorable to Appropriations. Are there notices or announcements? Yeah. Representative Dollar? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Just a reminder. Appropriations will meet at 3:30, don't wait now, Appropriations, full Appropriations at 3:30, so that's most of the people in the room, in 643 and we're taking up Senate Bill 14. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We have a committee appointment, assignment. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Speaker Moore makes the following committee assignment. Representative Dobson appointed as vice-chair of Appropriations. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. One other announcement. There will be no votes tomorrow. The House will reconvene at 11:00 tomorrow but no votes. Any other notices and announcements? [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Committee on Appropriations, Health and Human Services has been canceled for tomorrow at 8:30 in 643b. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Glazier is recognized for an announcement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for a question please, one of the representatives on House Appropriations, Education. Just to find out if that is still scheduled for the morning or not. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We'll get that answer for you. Do we have any chairs of House Appropriations, Education. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Excuse me, Mr. Speaker, the Senate is chairing tomorrow and apparently they either did not, they've either decided to not call it. I don't have any further information, but I will post it quickly. [SPEAKER CHANGES] It's supposed to be 0 degrees tomorrow morning. When we adjourn, we'll adjourn in memory of Cass Ballinger, a former member who passed away this morning and known to many of you. Representative Pittman is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. The Homeland Security, Military and Veteran's Affair's Committee scheduled for tomorrow will not meet due to the fact that there probably won't be enough people here to do it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Faircloth is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. Appropriations, Justice and Public Safety will meet at 8:30 in the morning. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Davis is recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] For an announcement. Mr. Speaker, Local Government will meet tomorrow morning at 10:00 in room 643. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] If there are no further announcements, Representative Torbett is recognized for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move that the House do now adjourn in memory of the former member of the US House of Representatives, Cass Ballinger, to reconvene Thursday, February 19th at 11:00 AM. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Representative Torbett moves, seconded by Representative Jordan, that the House adjourn to reconvene Thursday, February 19 at 11:00AM. Those in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Those opposed, no. The ayes appear to have it. The ayes have it and the House stands adjourned. [gavel bangs, background conversation and people moving around]