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Senate | May 5, 2015 | Chamber | Senate Session

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Come to order, sergeant at arms can close the doors, members will go to their seats, members and guests in the gallery would please silence all electronic devices, leading the senate in prayers Reverend Peter Milner[sp?], senate Chaplain, all members and guests would please stand. Please bow your heads with me. Lord we come before you as blind beggars, and we pray because you live to make intersessions for us and you remind us today from the words of Isaiah, he gives strength to the weary, to him who lacks might he increases power though youths grow weary and tired and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord would gain new strenght they would mount up with wings like eagles, they would run and not grow weary, they would walk and not become weary, pray you bless our time together now in Jesus name, Amen. Senator Paid is recognized for a motion. Thank you Mr. President. The journal of Monday may 4th 2015 has been examined and is found to be correct, a move that the senate dispense with the reading of the Journal, and that is stand approved as written. Without objection the journal from May the 4th stands approved as written. Members we have a nurse of the day in the back of the chamber, Nurse Sophie Mo rice of Clayton North Carolina is here with us, thank you Nurse Mo rice. Members on the motion of senators Crobbic and Randleman or for counties, sheriff's happy to extend courtesies of gallery to North Carolina Right for Life If you're here in behalf of North Carolina Right to Life, please stand. Thank you for being here with us today. Members, we don't have any bills on the calendar today, but we do have our pages over here for the week. If the pages would now come around to the front of the chamber for introduction. Clerk will read. Senator Bill Warrington, Morgan Dale Marion, Grey Stanley Elan, Matthew Jones south berry William, Velm south Berry Sean Livingstone rally Maria Thelma, [xx] Kelly and Donovan Whitehead rocky mount. Agents we appreciate you being here this week, we hope you enjoy your week, spend you time with your sponsor I'm sure they'll learn something. Members upon the motion of Senate Bill Raven of [xx] County, the Chair is happy to extend courtesies to Mayor Brenda [xx] and Mayor [xx]. Senator [xx] your're going to have to work on [xx] writing. Baterman Baterman of [xx] North Carolina,

if you're in the gallery, please stand I apologize for the name notices and announcements Senate Skelos for a purpose to rise. To represent to the body a senatorial assignment. You have the floor. Thank you Mr President, today is a special day for me I have a opportunity to support a strong relationship between North Carolina and China. I think probably about 20% of the senators in this chamber have at one time or another visited China. A number of you have expressed your support for developing relationships with him, and the investment so I bring forth the senatorial statement where the United States of America and the People Republic's of China, established an official diplomatic relationship in 1979, and actually the annual trade volume between the Unite States and China has reached over 500 billion in 2013, and then in another statistic is, on any given day, 10, 000 Chinese or American fly back and forth between the two countries and North Carolina exports to China reached 2.8 billion in 2013 and China has definitely become an important part of North Carolina second largest exporting destination. And from 2004-2013, North Carolina exports to China has increased by 261% so what I wanted to do today was bring a senatorial statement to undersign a stronger relationship with China, which helps bridge countries and they're great people and Mr President I submit these info statement to you, thank you. Sent forward to statement. Members, on behalf of, or on the motion of senator [xx] of Union county, the chair is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to Counsellors Zu Mein of the Chinese Embassy and Zhang Yang[sp?], the third secretary of the Chinese Embassy together with the m we have Richard Young who is the liaison of China affairs and Lieutenant Governor and President of the Carolina Chinese Chamber of Commerce we thank you for being here today. Further notices or announcements, Senator Newton for that purpose you arise.  To make an announcement? You have the floor.  Colleagues, thank you Mr. President. Colleagues there will be a sportsman cacas meeting tomorrow at four o'clock on the fourth floor, I think it's 4:23, you're all invited, the topic of discussion and will be the heritage hunting piece of legislation that came out of the house before cross over, so I invite you all to the thank you. Senator Rucho for what purpose. A moment of personal privilege. You have the floor. Thank you, members of the senate, about 12:30 today Governor and members of the legislature were involved in the ceremony and I think that everyone in this senate chambers recognize the fact that North Carolina took some very innovative steps in trying to solve a problem with unemployment insurance and then department of employment security in the like and some great news. This is a copy of a cheque which totaled $2.8 bilion of debt which North Carolina actually owed the federal government which represented a very I guess you could call it on a failed economic system within state government as far as unemployment insurance but as of Friday the $2.8 billion has been payed of completely to the federal government and with that start in January of 16 we will see significant reduction and unemployment insurance cost and taxes to our business which will allow them to grow and prosper and I applaud each of you for making a tough decision and doing the right thing on behalf of the businesses and the people of our state. Mr. President, Sen. Brown for what purpose do you rise? Just to remind the Republicans we'll caucus immediately after session. Further notices or announcement Senator Apodaca what purpose do you rise? A moment of personal privilege Mr. President I have many issues I would

like to talk about today if you look at the copy of the portion of the cheque Senator Rucho has it's all zeros so they don't want to take a chance of giving him any money and we all know it's a special day today Senator Mckissick has on his white suit, Ice cream will be tomorrow not today Senator Mckissick we are having that. But today is Cinco de Mayo and on behalf of the Hispanic delegation which is very crowded it's me and we are all here, we'd like to wish you a happy Cinco de Mayo which we could have a celebration with the Mariachi band we have some leaders but doesn't know that is going to happen this year, last year I gave the history of [xx] some of us has been problem in Mexico and so where the battle was when we turned back the French, so was an independence day but it was the battle of [xx], so I hope everybody had a wonderful day and have an extra magaritta, thank you. Mr. President, senator Seeman[sp?] your propose arise, moment of privilege. You have the floor. It is okay man in the chamber I serve the is seeking his white suit, I went over to tell him how nice he looks, and he then proceeded to tell me that had to defend me last week in court well that's strange, so here I am and [xx] but nevertheless I asked him to explain that to me and he said it's no one what happened said Senator Kelman was not fit to leave with pigs, and he said I want you to know he is fit to leave with pigs and that's about all that we will leave with but I can find. We notices there ultimate. Mr. President Senator Mclinnis, your purpose arise you the floor. That conversation linear settlement Senator Tillman is absolutely 100% correct, and of course my dad Senator Apodaca is going to be providing the ice cream tomorrow. Senator Mckissick for what purpose do you rise? A moment of personal privilege Mr President. You have the floor. Thank you very much I had to prove this job ladies and gentlemen of the Senate and visitors to be reading the Wilmington Business Journal this past week, and had to notice that one of our own has been star recognized down there in that publication for being business North Carolina's elite 2015 and a North Carolina super lawyer 2015 and best of the best supper lawyers none other than, Senator Lee from Wilmington North Carolina. Congratulations Senator Lee. Well deserved. Further notices or announcements. The further bills just come for the senate, not the chair recognizes Senator Faith for a motion. To save us all, Mr. President I move that the senate do not adjourn subject to the standards stipulations set forth in senate will 24.1, and the receipt of house messages, to recon vein on Wednesday, May 6th 2015 at 2 P. M. The motion is that the senate do now adjourn subject to the stipulation stated by Senator Payne, to reconvene on Wednesday, May the 6th at 2 P. M, seconded by Senator Apodaca all in favor say aye, all oppose no the ayes have it and the senate stands adjourned.