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Senate | March 24, 2015 | Chamber | Senate Session

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Let's pray. our father who art in heaven, you've gathered us together today under the shelter of your wing. As your children we come before you and we ask for your guidance we desire for your kingdom to expand, for your reign to be brought forth in every aspect of our human lives whether it's in the playground of North ridge Elementary School or any of the schools enhanced of the children here are a part of in the boardroom it's us or whether it's down on a whole club in Bounty county we desire to see your righteous just reign over our lives today. Give us eyes to see where we might be part of your goodness and justice and give us eyes to be honest with ourselves and we see that we've gone wrong. For all these things we thank you and we're grateful for your presence in the midst of this senate gathering, we pray Jesus name, Amen. Senator Burgers recognized for a motion. Thank you Mr. President a journal of Monday March, 23rd 2015 has been examined and is found to be correct, I move that we dismiss with the reading of the journal and that it stands approved as written. That objection journal for March the 23rd stands approved as written Senators we have leaves of absence granted today for Senators Brian, Smith Ingram and Woodward. Rhoda Decker from Riley is our nurse for the day. Nurse Decker thanks for being here you're [xx] recognized thank you for serving senate we have any reports to standing committees? Senator Jackson for what purpose do you rise? Thank you Mr. President file for committee reports Senator you can send forward your committee report. Senator Daxson, will the probation based budget committee submit the passage, Senate Bill 326 increased the DIG program funding favorable  Senate Bill 326 calendar. Senator Raven for what purpose do you rise?   Send forward the committee report Mr. President. Senate you can send forward your report read Senator Raven, will the finance committee submit the passage, Senate Bill 250 56 to base of root number 1 charter revision and consolidation favorable, Senate Bill forty, like Senator Author See tax authorization favorable has amended fine unfavorous to bill but favor as to commit a substitute bill in CEMPE assets failed Senator Bills 156 14305 calendar Senator Sanders your committee may rise Senator forth committee report any concern forward your report incorporating (BLANK)(BLANK)Senate Fenderson the state local government committee submit the passage senate bill 46, Jacksonville [xx] tax. Favorable Senate Fenderson state local government committee set to passing bill of 52 [xx] as to bill the [xx] substitute bill city means for activating parking senate bill 159 on favor as to bill, but favor as committee substitute bill transfer property correct rebounce Senate bill 52 calendar senate bill 46 159 finance Senator Barringer [xx] they send forward our committee report. Senator Barry you send forth

your report court reading Senate Benger but did you say two committee submit to passing senate bill 71 [xx] member terms favorable. Senate bill 199 are positive with Clark Mccore favourable, senate bill 179 199 calender, senate Apidacore what proves your's send forth committee report senator you can send forth your report [xx] Senate Apodacore for the pensions retirement and ageing committee submit the passage Senate Bill Sneaks unfavourous bill but favourous committee substitute bill state health plan rehired retirees and possibility senate bill six appropriation based budget. Mr. President. Senator Apodaca Committee substitute back and senate bill six does not have any financial items to it. as a matter of fact its going to save the sates money I would like to complement senator Tillman so I am going to remove the referral appropriations put in on tomorrows calender please, not objections Any other reports to standing committees? Senators [xx] the motion Senator Sanders [xx] county the chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Moorehead elementary school from Moorehead city class from Moorehead elementary, why don't you all stand so we can recognize you. Thanks for joining us in the senate today. Mr. President, Senate Apidacore whats puts yours, additional motion please Senate Affidavicts forward promotion, thank you Mr. President as senate bill 326 increased jay deck programme funding when the bill was heard in committee this morning and a report has been read in, is that true? That's true. OK, I move that the bill be placed on the end of today's calender for consideration. Objection, it's [xx] order senators I think is right into our calender for the day, we have three public bills on the calender of second reading. Senate bill 2 9 clerk will read. Senate bill 29 DOB, reduction request for public documents. Senator caucus is recognized to speak for the bill thank you Mr. President this is a bill that was requested by the registrar of deeds they had a concern that some confidential information in some of the register did was being used by identity thieves to steal folks identities. I know I have no opposition to the bill, but there was some concern expressed in the committee any that may wish to look at the whole body area of citizen confidentiality throughout state government now thank God Senator Wales I would like to make a comment on that reckless please sir, Senate Wales what puts your eyes to draft the bill. Senator you have the floor, speak to the bill. Thank you Mr. President members am standing in support of this bill like a lot of the bills we've considered though it's not perfect, it's drawn just to address the needs of two specific groups, registrars of deeds and clerks of court, that are struggling to have an handle both in records as long as they were written in a paper age, now that they are operating in a digital age. To their credit, they come by the gentleman assembly for help. It's appropriate that we do help. It's even note worthy that they ask. We are in the midst of a state wide debate. Is the general assembly encroaching on the rights of other branches of government this bill suggests expanding that conversation or other branches of government encroaching on the general assembly. Some departments and agencies are making unauthorize open record decisions they are charging fees to the public so the public can see there own records. They are delaying responses taking weeks or months to respond to requests that should only need hours or days. The last time the general assembly did a serious comprehensive with you of open record source was 1995 two decades ago, before sun groves smart phones and wide spread email attachments. Back in 1995 the legislator said, the public records and information compiled by the agencies North Carolina government or

its subdivisions are the property of the people. Now the bill sponsors have pointed out their difficulty in applying from the paper age to the digital age we should do two things. Help them with this request of passing this bill and continue discussion. What records are public and what records are private? I have to wonder how we're going to enforce policies about minimum age to serve and mandatory requirement if the public is not allowed to note dates of birth [xx] specific information is public or private, should private information be redacted only on digital documents or on all documents? Should their private information be redacted only upon citizen request or at all times? This bill is stimulating questions well beyond the bill and therefore it's providing a service taking like a sign on the highway to tell us screaming down the road. We should pass the bill but only if only because of [xx] that are trying to do the right thing, then we need to decide. Do we want to slap through a proper records debate with agency after agency that request better help, and at the same time try to round up the renegade agencies, without bother to ask. Alternatively we can move toward a comprehensive further design for a strong open record to late North Carolina into the digital age Any further discussion or debate? Hearing none. Question for the senate is passed to the committee substitute center bill of 29 on the second reading on favor of vote. I post a vote, no. Five seconds will be allowed for voting, and the Clerk will record the vote. Let it be no, the Senator Woodard is back in the chamber. Clerk. Clerk. I, 47 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative committee substance symbol 29 passes the second reading without objection, you read a third time. North Carolina [xx]. Last vote was 48-0. Is there any further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question for the senate is passed to the committee substance senate bill 29 on its third reading. All in favor will say aye. Aye. Oppose, no. The aye's have it.committee substance senate bill 29 passes its third reading, it will be sent to the house. Senate bill 120 three clerk will read. Senate bill 123 uniform fraudulent transfer Act. Senator Hadson is recognized to speak to the bill. Thank you Mr. President, members of the turn it, interesting the bills comes from general statutes commission, those technical gurus as well as the uniform walls commission, it deals with the subject, it goes back to 13 76, I comment it to you, be glad to explain it, but I'm going to object to third reading. Any further discussion or debate? hearing non. Question for the senate, the passage of the committee substitute senate bill 123 on it's second reading on favorable vote I, oppose a vote No. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting, and the clerk will quote the vote. Behringer, RayBan. RayBan, I [xx] 48 having voted in the affirmative and zero in the negative, make substitute Senate Bill 12 3. Objection. Second reading Senate Hertz[sp?] objects the third reading. It will remain on the calender. Senate bill 326, the Clerk will read. Senate bill 326 ADIG program. Senator Gan recognize speak to the bill. Thank you Mr. President members what this bill is going to do is going to lift the current cap and provide an additional $5 million for our JDIG fund, for the remainder of this year. Now why this is important is for two reasons, one is we all know that the common secretary has reached out and said that he has some time sensitive opportunities to attract new business to North Carolina and this will give him those funds. So that he can go out and take advantage of these opportunities and secondly what this will do is it's going to allow us time to do a comprehensive economic development package that is in the best interest of the state of North Carolina, so we will have few weeks or months here to work through this general assembly on a great economic development package for North Carolina, I appreciate your support. We have any discussion and debate?

Hearing none, the question for the senator. The passage of senate bill 326 at the second reading on February. I oppose a vote, no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. We have eyes from Davis and Newton, Apadacore and Stine Mr. President aye, Newton Aye  Change my vote to aye Senator Barefoot changes his vote from no to aye. 48 having voted in the affirmative and in the negative senate bill 326 passes the second reading without objection be read a third time North Carolina general is there any further discussions debate? Hearing none the question for the senate is the senate bill 326 third reading all on favorable say I, oppose no, the I's have it senate bill 326 passes its third reading it will be sent to the house. Mr. President, Senator Apodocca for what do you rise? We seem to have a special messenger please  without objections I will order, that wraps up our calender for today do we have any notices or announcements? Senator Raven for what purpose do you rise? Thank you Mr. President announcement, Senator Raven has the floor for announcement, Thank you sir, the finance committee will meet tomorrow at 1 o'clock room 544 if there is a change in rooms we will let you know please watch your computers for the BSC of the bills thank you. Senator Brown for what purpose of your rise? Just a reminder that the north Carolina Sephany will have their reception tonight it will be over at the museum art from 6:00 to 8:00 o'clock. Senator Jackson for what purpose of your rise. Thank you Mr. President and announcement. You have the floor senator. The [xx] rule carcass will meet tomorrow morning at 7:30 in room 2023 as a change from the previous will be in room 2023 thank you. Any other notices or announcements? Senator Davis for what purpose of your rise? A moment of personal privilege at the appropriate time. Senator Davis you have the floor for appointed personal privilege. Thank you Mr president ladies and gentlemen of the senate you have on your desk senatorial statement commending South Western Community College on their 50th anniversary. We are very proud that that community college it serves Miking, jackson, and Spring counties and in addition to the quarry boundary they have been working hard 1964 and they have an excellent program about four years ago they were named the forth best community college system in the country, and so we're really proud of that. Several years ago my wife and I were visiting Maine going up to the national park there, and we drove in with a North Carolina tag on my vehicle and the ranger asked me, where are you from in North Carolina? And I told him the good part, and then he asked me well where in the mountains do you live? And so ain't that right? And so I told him in the Franklin and he said well I went to school there at Southwestern Community college. And I asked him why did you go all the way from Maine down to Western North Carolina to their program? And he said it's one of the best in the country. They have international recognition for that particular program. We're really proud of it and I'm just here to honor the 50th anniversary of the program, and I commend this state materials as well thank you Mr. President. Thank you Senator. Any other notices or announcements? Senator Apodaca for what purpose you announcement please senator APodocca has the floor Mr. President during senator Wales presentation on the bill, the ox-meter major committee mayor and it was unanimous that he would start off with ox-meter this session so it's a proud day. Thank you Congratulations senator Wales. It was only a matter of time senator. Any other notices or announcements? Any further business to come before the senate? If not the chair recognizes senator Burger for motion Actually Mr. President the betting was that of the 3 freshmen sitting together that the wealth was necessarily going to be the first to get ox-meter over. Mr. President I move the senate is now adjourned subject to the standard stipulation set forth in senate rule 24.1, reset if committee reports messages from the house to reconvene on Wednesday March 2015 at 2 P. M. The motion in this senate is now adjourned subject to the stipulation stated by senator Bargure[sp?] to reconvene Wednesday March 25th at 2 PM, seconded by senator Wales. All in favor say I. I.

Oppose No, The Is have it, senate stands adjourned.