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House | April 13, 2015 | Chamber | House Session

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The House will come to order, Members will take their seats, visitors will retire from the chamber. The Sergeant-at-Arms will close the doors. Members and visitors alike are asked to please silence all electronic devices. Members, tonight's prayer will be offered by Representative Lucas, we'd ask all  members to stand for the prayer and also our guests in the gallery, if you all would please stand for the prayer, and also remain standing for the pledge of allegiance. Representative Lucas. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, my fellow legislators. Certainly we are refreshed by the break and the beauty of the Spring, and may we reflect as we get ready to pray, on the vast diversity that's represented in this chamber. We have many religions and we've many segments of the same religion. And many of you may know that I like to reflect on [xx] duet, especially in poetry many times. And my mind wandered to one of my favorite American poets, and as a prelude to the prayer, I'd like to give homage to one of my favorite poets, Emily Dickinson, who really espoused religion in a very unique way, for you see she didn't go to church, but she was as religious as they come. The point was, some keep the Sabbath going to church, I keep it staying at home. With bubble link for a chorister, and in Orchid for a dome, so keep the Sabbath in tripless I just wear my wings, and instead of pulling the bell of a church, I'll little sexton sings God preaches, a noted clergyman and the sermon is never long so instead of getting to heaven at last, I'm going all alone. In honor of Dickinson and as we reflect on the diversity in this chamber, let us bow as I recite this serenity prayer. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting in hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking as he did, this simple world as it is, not as I would have it trusting that he will make all things right, if I surrender to his will, so that I I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with him forever and ever in the next. Amen. 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. Gentleman from Harnett, Representative Lewis is recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker, the journal for April 9th, has been examined and found to be correct, I move that it stand approved as written. Representative Lewis moves the journal for April 9th, be approved as written. Those in favor will say I Those opposed say no the I's have it, the Journal is approved as written. Members our news of the day It looks like we have two nurses of the day, Janice Garner and Sofia Mars both from Clayton, North Carolina. If you all please stand so that we can welcome you. Thank you for being with us today. Calender. Members, there're two bills on tonight's calender, they're both local bills, they both will be voiced votes. Is there objection to the bills being grouped together? In the objection, the [xx] read, Representatives Avaler, Hancock, Dhaul, house probe 322, of bill

title granting authority to the town to require development of multifamily units, to provide funds for recreational land, to serve multifamily developments. Representatives Dauler, Hadcock and Dhaul, House Bill 337, a bill to entitled act to amend the charter of the town of the rest of the Town Council to delegate the City Managing Authority to be disposed business, that are no longer need by the town Johnson [xx]   Debate will be discussed on either Bill, say now the question before the house, say now the question before the house is the passage. The house Bills 322 and house Bills 337 on the second reading. Those in favor would say I, those opposing would say no. The I's have it. House Bills 322 and 337 and having passed the second read win without rejection, it will be read the third time,  Johnson [xx]  further supportive of the discussion, further debate, say no in the question before the house. House Bills 322 and 337 on their third reading. Those in favor will say I, those opposing will say no. The Ayes have it, House Bills 332 and 337 having passed their second and third readings will be sent to the Senate. We'd ask all our members of the House would come to order please This session will be very quick as you can see we have dispensed and for those watching in the gallery we just came back from our Spring Recess and so we only have these only two Bills to dispose of this evening, but the rest of the week won't be quite so short and easy I can assure you of that. We'd ask our pages to come forward please, I want to introduce our pages, if the body of members will please give their attention for that Pages if, I see some are still coming up and while they're coming forward, I do thank on behalf of the lady from Wake, representative Representative Gill, the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to the Raleigh-Wake Council of The Blind. If you all would please stand so that we could welcome you and thank you for being with us. Thank you for being with us this evening. Pages up, you'll hear your name called and when you hear your name called if you would, just a moment. Pages, when you hear your name called please step forward so that the Members of the House will know who you are and because we're looking forward to having you this week. Rachel Chism, Guilford County Thomas Cosby, Burke County, Will Don, the 3rd, Pitt County, Eli Hornback, Rutherford County,  Julian Lewis, Surrey County Chris McCain, Alamance County; Ben Smith, Johnston County; Roman Belon, Pitt County. Pages we want to thank you for being here with us this evening, for taking a week off of school and coming to join us here for session this week. I would my colleagues to please join me in welcoming you to service Pages this week. Members, I did want to bring to your attention some sad news affecting one of the members of our Body that some of you may already know, but Representative Pittman's son passed away yesterday, aged 27. So please remember him and his family in your prayers and thoughts. additionally, I've mentioned this to the committee Chairs, we would ask the committee Chairs to endeavor to try to get Bills out this week. We're going to work, we're trying to add Bills to the calendar to make things move, to get a lot done. We do have a crossover deadline of April 30th, so we want to fully maximize our time, and I've mentioned to

our committee Chairs that we will accommodate session times. I would ask members to be flexible keeping that in mind to allow committee perhaps to meet extra we may have to start session maybe a little later a couple of days this week to let committee work go through and deliberate. So just keep that in mind as you have your schedule this week. Notices and announcements. For what purpose does the lady from Iredell, Representative Turner rise? For a moment of personal privilege please, Sir. The lady has the floor for a moment of personal privilege. Members, we'd ask you to give your attention to the lady. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Joint Women's Legislative Caucus met recently and elected new officers, and I'd just like to announce those to our Body Senator Shirley Randleman is Chair, Representative Carla Cunningham is First Vice-Chair, Senator Kathy Carrington, 2nd Vice Chair, Senator James Smith as secretary and representative. What purpose does that the lady from Wilson, Representative Farmer-Butterfield rise? Point of personal privilege. The lady has the floor to speak to a moment of personal privilege. Thank you Mr. Chair. So Wednesday is Delta day at the capital, my sorority, along with the sorority of Representative Richardson, is [xx] Representative Terry, Representative Holly, will be here. And we've adopted Representative Gill. Our sorority will be here, so when you see the ladies wallking through the halls on 7:30 until about 3 or so where they have on red and white. We encourage you to wear your red and white, gentlemen you can wear your red ties, ladies you can wear red in or white, thank you so much.  For what purpose does the gentleman from Wayne, Representative Baile rise?   [xx] from privilege. The gentleman has the floor to speak to a moment of personal privilege. Members this morning about eight o'clock the unthinkable happened to our little community. Just a moment. Folks I know we just came back from a week off, but we really need to get back in the mood here, listen to our colleagues. The gentleman from Wayne has the floor to continue speaking. Thank you Mr. Speaker. This morning the unthinkable happened in our community as may be you've seen on local news and national news, we had a shooting at Wayne Community College. I never thought in a million years is that that would happen, I never thought in a million years, I would have to call my wife and say stay inside the office and lock the doors, but it happened this morning and I want to personally thank the first responders, the Volunteer Fire Department had showed up, the Red Cross had showed up, the [xx] Police Department did an outstanding job. The Wayne County Sheriff's Department did an outstanding job, the Johnston County Sheriff's Department came over and helped to see us. SWAT teams from both divisions were on the ground. The state funds to ALE, our ALE officers from Raleigh East responded within a matter of minutes, not hours. Our state Highway Patrol, Sergeant Burton and his group were on the scene, directing traffic, getting people out of the way, walking the rows, they did an outstanding job. It was absolutely amazing to see the collaboration between local and the state governments, and even federal governments, there was FTA Agents on the ground as well and the voluntary effort that was put in today. A special thank you needs to go to Dr. Kay Albertson, the president of Wayne Community College and her staff. They trained in what to do in these situations hoping they would never happen, and today it happened. And everything went smoothly, and that's the reason why on the news you only see one victim. So, the professors and instructors, blocked students behind the doors, they shielded them, they didn't did everything they were supposed to do, and that is, is this personal? Because a lot of my friends and family work there at the college? And didn't know they want to get involved in this, it really makes you think, so I want to personally and publicly thank everyone that's involved, we still have they suspect he is still on the lose he's not been caught to my knowledge at this time. But our state agencies they don't work together to prevent this [xx] so tonight when you say your prayers and each time as you pray, please keep the Beckham's family, please keep the Shooter's family, please keep the family of Weine and Weine Community College is there with students. If this is going to be something that I have to do days ahead. Thanks a lot state officials are folks that an outstanding job today, they prevented a very bad day from being something worse, so thank you for what purpose does the gentleman from Meckleburg Representative Bradford rise?

   A moment of personal privilege please. The gentleman has the floor for a moment of personal privilege Yesterday mark the 239th anniversary of North Carolina's execution of the Halifax Resolves. This was the resolution where American colonies expressed their desire for independence away from Britain and it paved the way for the declaration of the independence to be signed in three months later, thank you. Further notices and announcements. For what purpose does the gentleman from Meckleburg representative the Bradford rise?  For an announcement. The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Just a reminder tonight that we have basketball practice after maybe 15 minutes after session we will have a special bridge to sports group that will be there for a little wheelchair basketball experience [xx] so have you come out? For the notices and announcements, now the General from [xx] recognize promotion.  Mr. Speaker at the house adjourned subject to the referrals of bills and resolutions and subject to introductions of bills and resolutions to reconvene Tuesday, April 14th, at 3:00 P. M. Representative Lewis Movies, seconded by Representative Stam The house adjourns to reconvene Tuesday April 14th, at 3:00 P. M. Those in favor will say I, those opposed will say No. The I's have it. The house stands adjourned.