The house will come to order, members will take their seats, visitors will retire from the chamber. The Sargent at arms will close the doors and members after the prayer today we're going to do something a little different before the pledge. Today we would ask before solid members and all visitors to please silence any electronic devices. This morning's prayer will be offered by Representative Bert Jones, we'd ask all members and all of our guests in the gallery to please stand and to remain standing for the prayers as well as the pledge. Representative Jones. Could you please join me in prayer. Our father our God we come once again before your throne of grace. Thankful indeed that your mercies are new every morning, we pray today that you would search our hearts today and see if there be any wicked way in us and lead us according to your righteousness. You are great and good God from whom our blessings flow we acknowledge and thank you for the bountiful blessings you have bestowed upon us who you've created and sustained, as you first loved us help us to love you by loving that which is good and by obeying your word, help us to understand where we missed the mark that we would repent and turn towards you. We pray for our state and our nation that we would love you and desire your ways as we also acknowledge our total dependence upon you. Help us to love one another and treat others as we would want to be treated, help us to seek forgiveness and to forgive one another when we fall short following the example of your son and in whom we find forgiveness. We pray for our leaders including everyone in this general assembly that our greatest desire would be to honor and glorify you and all that we do. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage that we would be true to our heart calling in this place of authority where you have put us, may we give you all the glory for that which is good, and father today we would offer a special prayer for the families of the victims of the tragedy in Charleston, father we pray that would wrap your loving arms around them and help him to deal with this situation. Father we repent of the evil that we see and the violence of the hearts of men in this nation, and father again we would just pray your greatest blessings, your grace and mercy upon the families of those victims. As each here praise in their own way I pray in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen. Members I would ask the body to, we've no doubt heard of the news of what happened to our neighbors in South Carolina. Folks who were there worshiping, church should be one of the safest places, and I think something like that happening is just beyond the [xx]. I would ask the members join me in a moment of silence in memory and honor of them victims and the family members. Thank you, I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic of which it stands one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. The gentleman for Gaston, Representative Torbett is recognized for a motion to approve the journal for June the 17th. Mr. Speaker I move that the we approve the journal for June 17th. It has been written, read and everything is in order. Found to be correct, I believe that's correct. Representative Torbett moves that the journal for June 17 be approved as written, those in favor say aye, those oppose no. The ayes have it, the journal is approved as written ratification of bills and resolutions clerk will read. The enrolment clerk reports the following bill duly ratified for presentation to the governor, Senate bill 483 an act to extend a period mutilatly proceeded in the date of application from 90 days to the one year in which the military favorance seeking a waiver of the commercial skills test must have been regularly employed and to provide a military favorance with additional method for satisfying the certification requirements in GS20 -37 part 13. Senate bill 621 in act to authorize the division of motor vehicles to send motor registration renewal notification is by electronic means upon receiving written consent from the owner of the motor vehicle and the following bill is dully ratified, properly enrolled and prepared for presentation to the office of Secretary of State. Senate bill 256 in an to chatter of the city of Durham to allow the city to make adjacent street restricts right ways in volunteering ex-cession to prevent confusion on the part of emergency workers on attempting to provide emergency services within city limits.
house bill 217 enact to DNX a described parcel for the town of Clayton and to annex a described parcel to the town of Clayton. house bill 337 enact to amend the charter of the town of Charis to authorize the town council to delegate to the city manager, the authority to dispose of easements that are no longer needed by the town, and to authorize the rally city council to delegate to the city manager the authority to dispose of easements that are no longer needed by the city. house bill 415 enact to amend the charter of the town to [xx] a dam, to authorize the town council to establish an electronic power board, to manage and control town's electronic public enterprise service. The charter bill has been noted. Members on motion of the members of Brussel county Representative Hyly [xx] and the chair is happy to extend the courtesy to Garry, to Micheal and Fona Shaw who are the parents of Mandy Shaw who is the page this week, would you please stand so that we could welcome you with us today, thank you for being with us. And let me ask are there any parents of pages who are with us in the gallery today? You should know they've done a wonderful job your daughters have done a great jobs as a page we had a great group of pages this week and we appreciate you letting them to come and serve. On behalf of representative Brawley of Mecklenburg county the Chair is happy to extent the courtesies of the gallery Ednah Cheriko who is the former Mecklenburg county commissioner and executive director of the green teacher network and I believe she is in the gallery would you please stand so that we could welcome you as well, thank you. For what purpose does the gentleman from Scotland representative Pierce rise? A moment of personal privilege Mr. Speaker. The gentleman has the floor to speak to a point of personal privilege. Thank you Mr. Speaker and I do want to thank Representative Jones for that heartfelt prayer and thank you for taking a moment to recognize tragedy has happened in our sister state the great state of South Carolina. It spells in here of people's faith and we have some clergy in here, I know that many of you not doubt you get to be sad and the one place go where you would think that such incidence these would not happen in a house of prayer particularly at a time of prayer meeting and bible study, and we are really saddened and it's just I know my heart is broken as a pastor myself what it must be like for that church going forward after today, one of the oldest churches in the City of Charleston, South Carolina. There were many lives lost and we're well aware of that but one in particular was a state legislator who happened to be the pastor of the church. So as we prepare to go home for the weekend and prepare for father's day, we do know that there were some fathers who were lost in this and some mothers and just standing here and just thinking about it, it's just something that is just hard to fathom and to think about, and I think about on Wednesday nights when I'm at my church when I'm back home, and with my General Assembly we have prayer meeting with people who might walk in. You welcome everybody into the prayer meeting, you're not trying to segregate or do anything to people because everybody is welcome in the house of God, but I think we've got, this is really a sad day in the life of our country and world we live in and I'm just thinking about the young people who were frequent churches everywhere that they've got to be on God about what could happen. I think many of us sitting here today this is just unbelievable, I think that's the word in other words I've been used to talk about this situation. But I pray that we leave, particularly all of you of faith, I know you're all of faith we pray every week we come in and we these things but this is just a sad day. And as Representative Jones prayed, we pray for the victims, we pray for the shooter, we pray for everybody because this is something we really need to take serious in our country, this is just a sad day and I just thank you again Representative Jones for just that prayer but we need to straight from your heart, you're correct. So we need to stay on God, thank you Mr. Speaker for allowing me that privilege and I hope it was in order. Thank you. For what purpose does the gentleman from Robinson, Representative Graham rise? Thank you Mr. Speaker, for a Representative statement. The gentleman is recognized for a Representative statement. Mr. Speaker if I could have the clerk read the statement. The clerk will read the Representative's statement. A Representative statement honoring the life and service of Jimmy Goins former tribal chairman of the Lumbee tribe where as a in the going served as a member of the Lumbee tribe council and assisted in early stages of development of the tribal government and the Lumbee tribal constitution,
and whereas Jimmy Goins later served two terms as tribal chairman of the Lumbee tribe from 2004 until 2010, and whereas as chairman Jimmy Goins was determined to improve the quality of life for all members of the Lumbee tribe and was persistent in seeking full federal recognition of the tribe, and whereas during Jimmy Goins 10 years as a chairman the tribe assets grew from 2 million to more than 50 million enabling the tribe to establish and expand programs that assist veterans, youths and elder members of the tribe and to offer vocational rehabilitation assistance to the tribal members needed such service. And whereas Jimmy Goins helped to establish the Lumbee travel veterans affairs office oversaw the the building of several boys and girls clubs in tribal community service and aided in the creation of Lumbee tribal and those outreach programs, and whereas Jimmy Goins assisted with the opening of travelling housing complex known as the Tore, which became the first facility to be wholly to be owned by the Lumbee tribe and whereas Jimmy Goins died on June 7th, 2015 at the age of 66 now therefore Jimmy Goins should be remembered for his unwavering service to the Lumbee tribe and his outstanding leadership as tribal chairman it witness where of in the state of asset four going statement was written in the house and placed upon the journal on 18th day June 2015 Representative Charles Graham the next week possible can. Thank you members The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. I wanted to honor the life of Jimmy Goins in this chamber, Chairman Jimmy Goins was laid to rest this past Friday in Pembroke North Carolina the home that he loved and the community that he loved so dearly and was just overwhelmed and very pleased to represent a lot of things as probably came in that community. Jimmy has been described as a charismatic individual one that I can attest to and if you ever had a chance to meet this leader he was one that you could just automatically lack because of his outreach and out going personality he never meet a stranger. Chairman Goins was a man willing to help and assist whenever possible on many occasions he donated his time and money to worthy causes in the communities, governor Mccrory this past week recognized the importance Jimmy in our state by having the state flag lowered to half mast this past Friday. Chairman Goins continuously sort to improve the quality of life of Lumbee people who were continuing the pursuit of full federal recognition of the Lumbee tribe. Before his tenure as tribal Chair he served as a member of the tribal council and was instrumental on the early stages of development of the tribal government and the current constitution that is recognized today. On the Chairman go on it's leadership the US house passed the Lumbee four federal recognition bill in 2007. The Lumbee tribe made history when the Lumbee recognition act passed the Senate in an affairs committee in 2008. And of course the federal recognition fell one vote short in the United States Senate Jimmy worked hard to make this happen. During that time Chairman Goins said and stated, our people deserve health care and educational opportunities just like any other tribe. We don't need permission from the government to call ourselves American Indians, we need validation from the United States of America, said, we're all American Indians. That was his fight, that what his fight was all about, Jimmy left a legacy of enhancing the quality of life for the people he loves so much and we're at a great loss losing his vision and leadership in the tribal community. The mission of the Lumbee tribe and the confidences that are evident today in Lumbee land near Pembroke and Prospect, the community in which he lived is a credit to Jimmy's efforts which will never be forgotten. He set the standards for the tribal government and those expectations were high coming from his leadership and he set those standards for others to follow. Jimmy, your spirit and love of the people will forever be among us. Rest in peace Jimmy, rest in peace. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Members yesterday there was a bill, Senate bill 478 that was the short title was In-State Tuition For Certain Vets Federal Program it was sent to Appropriations to determine if the fiscal note was
going to be necessary, it was on yesterdays calendar. It's been determined a fiscal note is not necessary the Chair therefore is going to remove the bill from the Appropriations Committee in calendar and the Chair would ask, is there objection in the bill being added to today's calendar? Hearing none, so ordered the bill will be added to today's calendar. Representatives Dollar, Johnson, Lambeth and McGrady are recognized to send forth a committee report, clerk will read. Representatives Dollar, Johnson, Lambeth and McGrady appropriations committee report house bill 372, 2015 medicaid modernization, favorable committee substitute number two and favorable committee substitute number one. Committee substitute number one on favorable calendar committee substitute number two calender, and members this will be calendar for Tuesday's calendar. Members on motion Representative Elmore of Wilkes county the Chair is happy to extend the courtesies of the gallery to Representatives from the Ebenezer Christian Children's Home I believe we have Director Gene Davis, and chaperons and children here. Would you all please stand so that we can welcome you, thanks for being with us today. For what purpose does the gentleman from Scotland Representative Pierce rise? Thank you Mr. Speaker, once again as you're preparing for your session I see some of the members are out making some preparations for today's session just one, excuse me, just one final representative statement a moment of personal privilege that the clerk has in his possession at this time if you would allow that to be read Mr. Speaker. Clerk will read the representative's statement and then there after the gentleman is recognized for a point of personal privilege. Thank you Mr. Speaker. A Representative statement honoring that Juneteenth celebration and its historical significance. Whereas June 19th, 1865 is considered the date when the last enslaved Americans were notified that slavery had ended by General Gordon Granger who arrived in Galveston, Texas and issued general order number three, almost two and a half years after President Lincoln had signed the emancipation proclamation and whereas former slaves in Texas began to observe June 19th as the anniversary of their emancipation and coining to term Juneteenth, and whereas Juneteenth is the oldest national celebrated recommendation commemoration for the end of the slavery in the United States and is also known as Juneteenth National Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, Emancipation Celebration Freedom Day, June-June, Juneteenth Independence Day, and whereas Juneteenth commemorates the survival due to God given strength and determination of African-Americans through extreme adversity, hardship and trial and whereas Juneteenth almost always focuses on education and self improvement, and whereas Americans of all colors creates, cultures, religions, and countries of origin sharing a common love and respect of the freedom as well as determination to protect their rights of freedom through the democratic institution by which the tenants of freedom are guaranteed and protected, and whereas at 19th of June, along with the 4th day of July completes the cycle of freedom for independence day observers by all Americans and whereas Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday, or a day of observance and at least states including Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Delaware, Ohawo, Alasko, Ohio, California, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New york, Colorado, Alkansas, Oragon, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Virginia, Washington and Tennessee now therefore honoring Juneteenth as historically significant, it witness to understand sort of the following statement is read, and the house placed upon the general on 18th day of June 2015. Submitted by Representative Galen Pearce the next week personal clerk. Representative Pearce is recognized. Thank you Mr. Speaker. You've already heard the resolution I will not go into much detail on that but for many who have been around remember state Representative Larry Rambo this time of the year he would always stand and talk about Juneteenth celebration and the importance of it in the life of America, and you also noticed at the bottom it states that recognized it as a date of the reservist and some even state holidays and I did have amendment not for today but to find a bill where the governor in fact had asked us to find a way to put it in a bill that we could also recognize that in North Carolina it's going to take some doing, but we think we want to be added to that list of states who make an observance, and that we all celebrate. You've heard it and Mr. Speaker if you would Kelly Alexander who does a great job with this also would like to speak if you would give him the opportunity, but I want to thank you all for allowing me to share this as we prepare to go home for the weekend, there will be many communities across North Carolina that will celebrate this occasion. Representative Alexander If you don't mind me Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does Representative Floyd seek recognition?
Mr. Speaker, if I could be recognized as the Representative Alexander. Representative Alexander do you seek recognition to speak to a point of personal privilege? Yes Mr. Speaker. You are recognized. A lot of things happen in America, and in this portion of the 21st century, where we are used to twitter and instant messaging and God knows what else to make us feel that we are in the moment it's hard for us to remember that there was a time when communication travel a whole lot slower, and that was the case right after the civil war because it took almost two years for the war to get to Galvaston that indeed slavery was over civil war was over and everybody was free. I think that it's important that we pause reflect upon at those different times and the different pace that the world is in now, but also it is a time when we should remember that the freedoms that we take for granted were not always so. There are a times when folks in this chamber debate various measures and sometimes some of us get up and reference our unique place in history and the kinds of struggles that we have uniquely been engaged in as a reference point for the way we look at various species of legislation. As I stand here I can remember that my grandfather was born right after reconstruction. Reconstruction was closing down at a time that he was born, he fought in the Spanish American war and was very proud to be American. I can also remember that the Charlotte city council was essentially a segregated council up until about 1965, I can remember clearly that police officers in Charlotte could not arrest white citizens until after 1966, they could detain them but couldn't arrest them. A lot has changed in essentially a very short period of time, and I urge each and every one of you to join with me and reflecting all those changes and remembering that we've come a long way and yeah, we still have a long way to go but if we all work together we'll get there. Representative Floyd for what purpose do you rise? Let me see, a moment of personal preference Mr Speaker. Your're recognized, I'm noticing that a particular rule says point of personal privilege or not actually allowable to disrupt the ordinary calendar of the house, but since we are already on this, go ahead for please go ahead Sir unless the house objects. Mine is just a request both Representative Pierce and Representative Graham comments be forwarded [xx]. Thank you very much. Calendar house bill 154 the clerk will read. [xx] house bill 154 built the entire [xx] of local government to enroll their employees and dependence in the state health plan for teachers and state employees and to authorize pioneer of springs community school to elect to participate in the state health plan for teachers and state employees in state of North Carolina [xx]. The gentleman from Brunswick Representative [xx] is recognized to debate the bill. Thank you speaker, I would like to make a motion. The gentleman is recognized for a motion. That we do concur with the Senate substitute for house bill 154. The gentleman is recognized to the motion and is further recognized to debate the motion. Thank you Mr. Speaker, we had a variety of bills trying to air different communities and different entities into
the state health plan, the Senate changed that and is opening it up but their is a cap 15,000 in this bill so that it's not unlimited but it did take care of all the towns that wanted to be added in all the different bills we had, we'll take care of them as well as other towns after the cap of 10,000. So I recommend the concurrence with the Senate version. For what purpose does the gentleman from Union Representative Brady rise? To ask the gentleman a question please. Does the gentleman from Brunswick yield to the gentleman from Union? I do. He yields. Just a quick question because the original bill I did have a couple of communities on that. One other things when we went through the process of trying to re-evaluate was that one of my communities did insure their retirees, and as I read through the bill here it just says employees. I would then it would be correct to assume that retirees aren't going to be on that. I would have to defer to staff or get an answer for you later because I'm not sure. For what purpose does the gentleman from Transylvania, Representative Whitmire rise? Speak on the motion. The gentleman has the floor to debate the motion. I too ask that you vote green on this. We had a house bill if my memory is right 122, 154 and 370 and this does basically accomplish the objectives that we passed for the strong bipartisan majority or vote, and on the question that was just asked and I'm not an expert on this, but in having run one of the bills retirees are the President was to the best of my knowledge have not and are not included with this which I guess that's how it is, thank you. Further discussion, further debate? For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaston, Representative Bumgardner rise? To ask the bill sponsor a question? Does the gentleman from Brunswick yield to the gentleman from Gaston? I do. He yields. Is this going to make the cost of the plan go up? Are members going to have to pay more? We're adding 10,000 people to the plan? Representative Whitmire may have a better answer but I understand that the cost at this point, that once they've been added that actually the cost is going down because the claims have not exceeded their premiums so far. For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaston desire either to debate the matter or direct the question to someone else? I just wonder why we're putting every town in the city and every county in the state on the state employees health plan and I've been wondering about that for a long time we've been adding them a few at a time every few months it seems like and now we're just going to go all the way. So I don't have any further question. For what purpose does the gentleman from Wake Representative Dollar rise? To debate the motion. The gentleman has the floor to debate the motion. Just answer a couple of questions, Representative Whitemire of course is correct, that this does not include the retirees and with respect to Representative Bumgardner's question, the amount of money that is paid by the town to cover these employees has to cover the cost, so they're obligated to the right to say by the state health plan so that the cost is covered. I'm probably actually a little bit concerned I will vote for the motion today, but I'm little bit concerned that we have eliminated a total of 10,000 so, but if we get to that level we can, general assembly can come back and take a look at that again in the future and that's not necessarily a bad thing so looks like he came back okay, but I do have if I can Mr. Speaker if I can be recognized to ask probably Representative Whitemire quick question. Does the gentleman from Transylvania yield to the gentleman from Wake? I yield. He yields. Representative Whitemire there one question I can't answer on here is this is [xx], Elizabeth Town and Mathews on it, can we assume where those were struck through, can we assume that those are grandfather Dien and then counted as soon county toward the 10,000 but that those in other words the ones that
were currently in and that maybe those three or maybe couple others, that they would continue to be in. Mr. Speaker if I can address that question. The gentleman has the floor to respond to the question. The short answer is I don't know with certainty I don't want to assume anything but these bills that were filled by Representative Presnell, myself and Representative Hyly we're going forward, so if there's an answer from staff on the floor I certainly would've deffer to that and stakeholders in this field we'll simply say that I had a few questions to research and the talk of the 10,000 cap and all that it is not anticipated that there will be enough people applying to breach that number in fact is well below it and I will subside here unless you have other questions. Members lets do this it seem like there are a lot of technical questions on this bill on this motion the Chair is going to displace the bill temporarily and I would ask those who have interest in this bill if I could address Representative Dollar and I think there is the Chair update those plenty of stuff in the back perhaps that can address some of the questions. house bill 327 the clerk will read. Representative Dopson, house bill 327, a bill to be entitle and act one study emergency medical service personnel safety from hospital and what defense resources should be allowed to present injury to the emergency medical services personnel or the patient under the care and two, make technical and conforming changes to the statutes governing the regulation of emergency medical services national standards for emergency medical personnel general say no crime in act. For what purpose does the gentleman from [xx] Representative Dopson rise. To make a motion. The gentleman has the floor for a motion. Thank you Mr. Speaker I actually make a motion today to not conquer with the substitute for house bill 327 and then to debate the motion if I may. The motion is before the house the gentleman is recognized to debate the motion. Thank you Mr. Speaker, we are just some issues with regard to exactly what we are going to study, so at this time I would actually ask you to vote green to not conquer, thank you. Further discussion further debate debate? If not the question before the house is the motion not to concur with house bill 327. Those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 113 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative, the motion not to concur is adopted, the Senate will be so notified. house bill 640, the clerk will read. Representatives Dixon, Malone, Lucas, and Presnell, house bill 640 a bill to be entitled an act to preserve North Carolina's outdoor heritage for future generations and amend various wildlife resources commission laws, general assembly of North Carolina enacts. For what purpose does the gentleman from Duplin, Representative Dixon rise? For a motion and to speak on the motion. The gentleman is recognized for a motion. Mr. Speaker, members of the house I move the adoption of the conference committee substitute for house bill 640. The gentleman has the floor to debate the motion. Members if you remember correctly when the outdoor here at [xx] left the house with a good vote and went to the Senate, there were no time restrictions on when you could use a gun for hunting on Sunday. When it was sent back to ask for concurrence the Senate had put a 12 o'clock noon start time, in other words that you could not hunt with a gun until 12 noon as we got to thinking about that the overwhelming majority of rural areas and churches basically you could say that their services go from 10 A.M to 12 noon. Well it does take some time to vacate the church after services are over with, and so as we talked with the folks concerned we reached a compromise to say that we would call about 9:30 A.M to 12:30 P.M and exclude that from the opportunity of earning on Sunday that was the only change that was made in the bill that left here. In addition to that with what it occurred is that if you are a preserve if you are hunting preserve organized under existing statutes and you are no closer than 500 yards to a
place of worship there are no time restrictions on those preserves I think this is a good compromise now I would urge for your support for this bill and stand ready to answer any questions. Madam the Clerk is directed to read the corrected title of the conference report. To the President of the Senate, the speaker of house of representatives the country is upon to resolve the difference between the Senate and the house of representatives on house bill 640, a bill to be entitled and act to preserve North Carolina's outdoor heritage for future generation and [xx like wildlife resources commission laws. Senate agriculture, environmental and natural resource committee substitute adopt 5.27.15 fifth edition engross 5.28.15 submit the following report. The house and the Senate agreed to the following amendment to the Senate agricultural, environment and natural resource committee substitute adopt 5.27.15 fifth edition engross 5.28.15 and the house conquers on the Senate committee substitute as amended. Delete the entire Senate, agricultural environmental resources committee service adopt 5.27.15 fifth edition engross 5.28.15 and substitute their tax, proposed conference committee substitute 8640-PCCS20370-TQ-2. The conferee is recommended that the Senate and the house of Representatives adopt this report, the conferee is appointed to report June 17th, 2015 conferees for the Senate, Senator Jackson, Chair, Senators Brock, Clerk, Newton and Raven. Conferees for the house representatives Representative Dickson, Chair, Representatives Lewis, Bell, Lucas and Brody. For what purpose does the gentleman for Chiwana, Representative Steinberg rise? Mr. Speaker, I was in the chamber for the vote on house bill 327 and asked that I be recorded as voting yes please. Gentleman will so be recorded. Mr Speaker. For what purpose that the gentleman from Scotland, Representative Pierce rise? To ask the bill sponsor a question since that there was a questioning mode before the other debate could start, could you answer my question. Does the gentleman from Diplan yield to Gentleman from Scotland? I do. He yields. Thank you Representative Dickson, just want to ask you a question I know sometimes we overlook a few things maybe from the rural area of North Carolina and I think it's something we did not consider, and I think the rest of you will understand. In the rural area sometimes, on Sundays they do have funerals in the afternoon in the rural areas, and I just thought about that I'm not trying to tell you be alert, but in rural areas there are funerals sometime and that would really be a sad time also to hear gunfire going on in the afternoon on Sunday funerals and I think if you've been from rural area I think you are familiar with, that sometimes funerals are on Sundays. Could we consider that have a conversation about that Representative Dickson? Thank you Representative Pierce, the matter before us today is to adopt or not adopt, we are not open for the opportunity changes but going forward we could address that issue, and it is a serious issue but I think generally speaking if we look at the past the hunting community has been relatively sensitive to those kinds of things. Thank you Representative Dickson, thank you Mr. Speaker. For what purpose does the gentleman from Dale represent a Time rise? To ask the motion sponsor a question. Does the gentleman from [xx] the gentleman from Dale? Thank you representative. One question I had was on Page 4 section 5B, one of the discussions we had in the house was in regards to our counties ability to opt out and there was a delay for two years. It looks like that's been removed because as it reads a county may by ordinance prohibit hunting on Sunday is allowed under the section provided the ordinance complies with all of the following: The ordinance shall be applicable from January 1 until December 31st of any year of effectiveness, so was that portion removed? No sir, Representative Dan, if you look at the effective date of the various sections the 2017 date is still there. Thank you. For what purpose does the gentleman from Cumberland represent Lukas rise? To briefly speak on the conference report. The gentleman has the floor to debate the report. Thank you Mr. Speaker. All the conferees really concurred with the changes that the Senate made and we were able to reach consensus and I just heard your green vote. For what purpose does the Gentleman
from Craven, Representative Speciale rise? Speak on the bill. The gentleman has the floor to debate the conference report. I just want to remind everybody about that way to Mecklenburg cannot doubt of this thing they are not subject to this, but everyone in your county is, and you don't get to opt out for two years. So for that reason I will not be supporting it. For what purpose the gentleman from Cabarrus, Representative Pittman rise? Speak on conference report. Gentleman has the floor to debate the conference report. Thank you Mr. Speaker, there's a lot of good stuff in this bill that I would love to be able to vote for if we were voting on this session separately I'd vote for most of it. Sunday Harning is travelling to me as a pastor and I really wish that one in here so I could vote for the rest of the bill, but because that's in their and for the fact of Representative Speciale just said as well, I cannot vote for this and I'd urge you not to, thank you. Further discussion further debate if not the question for the house is the motion to adopt the conference report for house bill 640 those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote 89 having voted in the affirmative and 25 in the negative, the conference report is adopted, the Senate will be so notified. Senate bill 333 the clerk will read. To the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the house of representatives, the conferees are pointed to resolve the differences between the Senate and house of representatives on Senate bill 333, a bill to be entitled and enacted that require that the state board of education includes specific data on its annual report on the teaching profession house committee substitute favorable 6215 submit the following report, to send in house agrees to the following amendment to the house committee substitute favorable 6215 and the Senate concur and the house committee substitute as amended. The lead entire house committee substitute favorable 6215 and the substitute propose conference committee substitute S333-PCCS15258-TC-1, the conferee is recommended at the state and the house representative are doctors reports they conferees approved report June 17th, 2015 conferees for the Senate senators Senators Sourek, Chair, Senators Daniel, Curtis, Ford, conferees for the house of representative Representative Elmore, Chair, Representatives Johnson, Horne, Glazier and Stam. For what purpose does the gentleman from Burke Representative Elmore rise? For a motion. The gentleman is recognized for a motion. I move for the adoption of the conference report, the results of the conference The motion is now before the body, the gentleman is recognized to debate the motion. Thank you Mr. Speaker, we made some technical changes so the intent of the legislation could actually be enacted I ask for your support on the motion, thank you. Further discussion further debate if not the question before the house is the adoption of the conference report for Senate bill 333, those in favor will vote aye those oppose will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote, 115 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative the conference report is adopted for Senate bill 333 and the Senate will be so notified. house bill 131 the clerk will read. Representative Presnell, house bill 131 a bill to be entitled an act to remove certain described property from the corporate names of town of [xx] Further discussion, further debate, if not the question for the house is to pass the house bill 131 on its third reading, those in favor will vote aye those oppose no, the clerk will open the vote. Representative McGrady does the general wish to report on this vote? The clerk will lock the machine and record the votes 83 having voted in the affirmative and 32 in the negative, house bill 131 passes its third reading, will be sent to the Senate, Senate bill 140, the clerk will read. Senator J Davis Senate bill 140 a bill to be entitled an act to authorize stand of lake suntiller to level accuracy text general assembly of North Carolina enacs. Further discussion, further debate if not the question for the house is to pass the Senate bill 140 on its third reading, those in favor will vote aye, those oppose will vote no the clerk will open the vote. Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote 97 having voted in the affirmative and 15 in the negative Senate bill 140 passes its third reading and is ordered enrolled house bill 679 the clerk will read. Representatives Brawley, S. Mordern, Szoka, and Hestings house bill 679 a bill to be entitled an act to authorize acquisition for construction and financing without appropriations from the general fund of certain capital improvements projects of constituent
constitution of the university of North Carolina general assembly North Carolina enact. Further discussion further debate if not the question for the house is the passage of house bill 679 on its third reading those in favour will vote aye those oppose will vote no the clerk will open the vote. The Clerk will lock the machine the vote 111 having voted in the affirmative and three in the negative house bill 679 passes it's third reading will be sent to the Senate. house bill 19 the clerk will read. Representative C. Graham house bill 19 the bill to be entitled an act to revive that situation waiver for survivors of law enforcement officers fire fighters and rescue scout workers and certain others also apply to children whose regal guardians or legal custodians or law enforcement officers fire fighters or rescue scout workers general assembly of North Carolina enacts. For what purpose does the gentleman from Robinson representative Graham rise? Speak on the bill. The gentleman has the floor to debate the bill. Thank you Mr. Speaker. Members house bill 19 comes to us and had debated in the education university subcommittee had debated appropriations committee had favorable votes and I would appreciate your support on house bill 19 and I'll be glad to answer any questions, thank you. Further discussions, further debate? If not the question before the house it the passage of house bill 19 on its second reading, those in favor will vote aye, those oppose will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. Representative Moore's does the gentleman wish to record on this. The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote house bill 19, 115 having voted on the affirmative no on the negative, house bill 19 passes its second reading and will without objection be read a third time. General Assembly North Carolina enacts. Further discussion further debate if not the question before the house is the passage of house bill 19 on its third reading. Those in favor will say aye, those oppose no the ayes have it house bill 19 passes its third reading will be sent to the Senate. House bill 250 the clerk will read Representatives Holley, Whitmire, B. Brown, and Lambeth, house bill 250 a bill to be entitled an act to enact corner stores initiative to act as healthy food small over retailers general assembly of North Carolina enact. For what purpose does the lady from Wake, Representative Holley rise? Thank you Mr. Speaker, speak on the bill I just want to say we. The lady is recognized to debate the bill. We've had a lot of discussion about this, I appreciate your continued support of this bill, thank you. Further discussion further debate if not the question for the house is the passage of house bill 250 on its second reading. Those in favor will vote aye those oppose will vote no, the clerk will open the vote. Representative Hall of Duram, does the gentleman wish to record on this vote? The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote 85 having voted in the affirmative and 29 in the negative, house bill 250 passes its second reading and will without objection be read a third time. General assembly of North Carolina enacts. Further discussion further debate if not the question before the house is the passage of house bill 250 on its third reading, those in favor say aye, those oppose no, in the opinion of the Chair, the nos have it. Division have been called, we will take electronic vote, those of favor will vote aye those oppose will vote no the clerk will open the vote the house need to speak a little louder. Gentleman from Durham Representative Michelle [xx] was to vote on this bill, the clerk will lock the machine and records the votes, 82 having voted in the affirmative and 32 in the negative, house bill 250 passes its third reading and will be sent to the Senate. Senate bill 212, the clerk will read. Senator Tillman Senate bill 212 a bill to be entitled and enacted [xx] on its successful completion by retired foreign law officer of the hand gun qualification for acts of law officers to be efficient for purpose of concealing hand gun [xx] general assembly of North Carolina enacts. Further discussion further debate if not the question for the house is the passage of Senate bill 212 on its second reading. Those in favor will vote aye, those opposed no. The clerk will open the vote the clerk will lock the machine and record the vote 111 having voted in the affirmative and 4 in the negative, Senate bill 212 passes its second reading and will without objection b read a third time. The general assembly of North Carolina enacts. Further discussion, further debate if not the question for the house is the passage of Senate bill 212 on it's third reading, those in favor will say aye? Those opposed no? That was was tough I heard Representative Cotham. The ayes quickly have it,
Senate bill 212 passes its third reading the bill is ordered enrolled and sent to the governor. Members, the Chair is about to we [xx] for what purpose does the gentleman from Harnett Representative Lewis rise? For a motion to change todays calendar Mr. Speaker. The gentleman is recognized for motion. Mr. Speaker I move that rule 44D be suspended in order for the conference report for house bill 836 to be added to today's calendar. Without objection so ordered the clerk is directed to read the conference report. The President of the Senate the speaker of the house of representatives, companies appointed to resolve the differences between the Senate and house bill representative and house bill 836 about to be entitled an act of authorized electronic submission of by county board of [xx] election to authorize the use of new technology for paper ballots to extend a time frame to implement a requirement for paper ballots from 2018 to September 1st, 2019 for counties that use direct record electronic voting machines for current requirements to authorize certain municipalities to conduct on 45 line elections to require county board of education to notify the registered voter with the options to complete a written register for other absentee ballot, there is a one step voting location when the voter presents without an eligible form or photo identification. Senate rules in operations of the Senate committee substitute adopts 16.15, fourth edition engross 6.11.15 submit the following report. The house and the Senate agree to the following amendment to the Senate rules and operations of the Senate committee substitute adopts 16.15 fourth edition engross 6.11.15 and the house concurs under Senate committee substitute as amended. Delete the entire Senate rules and operations of the Senate committee substitute adopt 16.15 fourth engross 6.11.15 and substitute the attached proposed conference committee substitute H836-PCCS 40475-ST-2. Members the conference board has added to today's calender as previously directed the rules chair consulting with the minority and I believe all parties agreed to added on today's calendar I believe that minority is going probably have one ask for I'm going to give notice of a caucus here momentarily. Couple of things before we do get first of all our nurse of the day is here, and walking diligently I see in the back Cammila Blond from Aiden North Carolina, Miss Blond thank you for being with us today. Also house bill 327 where a motion not to concur was adopted earlier today, the Chair appoints the following conferees, Representative Dobson [xx], Representative Jeter entire of the members, the Senate will be so notified. Members I believe we may be able to dispose of two other bills before the recess and so the Chair is going to get back to house bill 154, the bill has been previously read the bill is right before us the chair has been informed by those sponsors that a a pair of the questions has been addressed, so is there further discussion or debate on house bill 154 on the motion to concur? Representative Pierce does the gentleman wish to be heard on that bill on the motion to conquer with house bill 154 I assume the gentleman like it. Further discussion further debate if not the question before the house is the motion to concur with the conference report for house bill 154, strike that just a motion to concur not a conference report, the house bill 154, those in favor vote aye those oppose will vote no the clerk will open the vote. Representative Jones does the gentleman wish to record on this vote? The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote 97 having voted in the affirmative and 16 in the negative, the motion to conquer is adopted, and the bill is ordered enrolled and sent to the Governor. Members Senate bill 478 appears to be [xx] we maybe able to care of expedition so as well therefore Senate bill 478 the clerk will read. Senator [xx] and Anderson Senate bill 478 a bill to be entitled and enacted to make sure vandalism and other individuals entire of federal education benefits is under the 38 USC chapter 30 or chapter 38, USC chapter 33, been enrolled in any of the state's institutions of higher education is eligible for any state issue a waiver of 12 month stay. Whereas the requirement and to repeal the requirement regarding the following raven program general assembly North Carolina enacts. Does the the gentleman from Wayne
representative Bell desire to debate the bill.? Mr. Speaker if you asses the law I was just going to let get it. Further discussion further debate if not the question before the house is the passage of Senate bill 478 on its second reading those in favor will vote aye, those oppose no, the clerk will open the vote. Clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. 114 having voted in the affirmative and none in the negative Senate bill 478 passes its second reading and will without objection be read a third time. General assembly of North Carolina enacts. Further discussion further debate for what purpose does the gentleman from Wake representative Stam rise? To ask Representative Bell a question. Does the gentleman from Wayne yield to the gentleman from Wake? Yes Si. Yields. Representative Bell if you were the manager it went on the calendar, I hadn't read it than hearing the explanation, could you just tell us what it does? Yes, if it sounds familiar it was actually what we passed here earlier the bill went to Senate [xx] for our veterans, believe it's a 12 month time period [xx] it complies with federal law, there is a time restriction so it is timely sensitive why we're doing it today. Further discussion further debate if not, the question before the house is the passage. Senate bill 478 on its third reading, those in favor will say aye Aye! Those oppose no, the ayes have it, Senate bill 478 passes its third reading and is ordered enrolled no, return to the Senate for quick[xx] thank you madam clerk. For what purpose does the lady from Buncombe Representative Fisher rise? Mr. Speaker I would like to be recorded as having voted no on Senate bill 212 please. The lady will be so recorded, for what purpose does the lady from Gilford Representative Harinson. Same request Mr. Speaker. Lady will be recognized for Senate bill 212 for what purpose does the gentleman from Robinson, Representative Graham rise? Yes I'd like to be recorded as voting no on house bill 640. The gentleman will be so recorded for what purpose does the gentleman from Rutherford Representative Hager rise? Seek Representative John yield for a question? Does the gentleman with the loud coat yield to the gentleman from Rutherford? I do. He yields. We were trying to decide whether I was going to tell him my grandmother called [xx] back or he takes some of his batteries out because he's blinding in this. Mr. Speaker. The gentleman may respond to the question. I was just trying to be like my good friend Garland Shepard today, so I wear this in honor of him. For what purpose does the lady from Orange, Representative Insko rise? I'd like to be recorded as no on 212. The lady will be so recorded. Members, if I could have the body's attention we had a comment earlier about the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina. I thought the body would want to know that the shooter has been apprehended and was stopped by Sheffield police department that I happen to represent. So they caught him as he was fleeing, so that was good on their part. To what purpose does the lady from Mecklenburg Representative Cotham rise? Thank you Mr. Speaker, to add to what you just said so I guess it's a moment of personal privilege. The lady has the floor to speak to a point of personal privilege. Thank you Mr. Speaker, members it was just reported that Senator Malcolm Graham from Mecklenburg county that his sister was one of the nine murdered last night, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Further notices and announcements. For what purpose does the gentleman from Gaston, Representative Bumgardner rise? Point of personal privilege. Th gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. Well, there's a lot of tragedy in the world today, and it's sad and I'm sorry to hear about all of that. I didn't even know about it till I got here today, I don't watch TV much so but on a point of personal privileged Saturday is going to be June 20th and on a hot sunny June 20th day my wife and I were married, and so this Saturday is our anniversary and it's been a long winding road, and if I had to do it all again I would, and I'd like to say happy birthday, honey and it'll be 28 years, thank you. For what purpose does the gentleman from Johnston, Representative Langdon rise? Point of personal privilege. The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege.
If folks probably if you read you are in the know so that my pictures showed up yesterday again with nothing but my mouth basically. They caught me a few weeks ago beyond the same way, I did notice that it was a good looking profile in case you didn't know, but reason I was in there was New York chain gun test and the house laws. We lost because the Senate people they said over the same thing did last year all the interns except for one person but I did want to comment that the a couple of nice ladies in here had approached me and said that there is no lose within to have a lady so you, I will be contacted ladies next year to make sure that we have somebody on our contest who does that. I wanted to comment that I had a new member in Bob Steinburg, and I had a member to have been on the team since I was Chair of [xx] and that was Johnson Jordan. Steinburg did a really good job, he started out and he was through with his first half by the time they got a cross road and we got half way down. The failure for us and it was me, I was sitting in the middle and I couldn't break news fast, or suck up destroy news fast which is the reason I had been on it last two years but my friend Johnson who is not a good team member he had a conflict and couldn't get there so I ended up being in the team but I will take seriously that female be included, and you all think about it. Now what you got to do is start sucking milk on a straw because that's what he got to do and he got to be good at it, I've [xx] about he was good because smoking cigarettes alone he really did good on it. I appreciate the participation of that I found out something that I didn't know that in this thing has been going on 16 years and half that [xx] and that was when I became Chair and retained some team members and the team members that have been on since we did that was Johnston and Jonathan, and I appreciate their effort because we did break the ice on it, and one of the Senate and interns I guess we probably run it again. Thank you. For what purpose does the gentleman from Durham Representative Hall rise? An announcement. The gentleman has the floor for an announcement. Thank you Mr. Speaker house democrats will call course immediately during recess in 1425. Yes members we are all going to recess and come back at 1 P.M just want to make members know that, for what purpose does the gentlemen from Cumberland Representative Lucas rise? For a moment of privilege. The gentleman is recognized to speak to a point of personal privilege. Thank you Mr. Speaker. This weekend around our nation has been designated as father's day begin. Fathers as we commemorate the occasion, I would like to challenge us to reinvigorate the wisdom of fatherhood and to embrace our families and be thankful that we have the privilage of enjoying this world's oldest institution and that is the family. Thank you. For what purpose does the gentleman from Lee Representative Reives rise? For a point of personal privilege. The gentleman is recognized to speak to point of personal privilege. Thank you Mr. Speaker. It looks like if I'm doing this correctly approximately 100 years ago today in the Queen family, they had the birth of a child, Joe Sam. Is this a 100 maybe it's 120, so what I'd like for you to do is to join me and celebrate the birth of Mr Joe Sam Queen today. And many more. Representative Pendleton for what purpose you rise?
Point of personal privilege. You're recognized not to exceed three minutes. I would like to for us to remember the National Guard, they are celebrating this year their 379th anniversary. They were founded in December 13, 1636 in Massachusetts and they had general court of Massachusetts mandated and asylum Massachusetts was mandated by declaration that all males aged 16 to 60 had to serve in the militia the name militia was changed to National Guard in 1902, but they've had four units serving straight with no breaking service for 279 years. So those recognized are gone. An announcement, when we recess it will be for 15 minutes instead of one o'clock since we've had some points of personal privilege. Representative Ralph Johnson, for what purpose do you rise? Point of personal privilege. Members I believe it's tomorrow there was a marriage. I'm sorry, excuse me. I made a wrong announcement, it will be at one o'clock, not 15 minutes, I was misreading the clock. Representative Johnson continue. Okay there was a marriage I believe it was will be tomorrow it was a marriage between one of our members here, and I just wanted to congratulate them George Graham and Jomek for their marriage. Thank you. Representative Queen, for what purpose do you rise? For a point of personal privilege. You are recognized not exceeding three minutes. Well again, I've been asked by a number of you when it was that the Bosom Rangers is going to be playing, so I wanted to invite you all to the plot hound festival in Maggie Valley this Saturday and Sunday and the bottom range is the anchor act in the evening and you can see the great plot horns of North Carolina in field trials during the day and a lot of crafts and food in good times so if you want to cerebrate fathers day in the mountains come up the Maggie Valley and join in the plot festival. Thank you. Representative Bumgardner is recognized for what purpose? A very brief point of personal privilege. You are recognized for a point of personal privilege. I need to correct what I said earlier my wife sent me a text message that said I wish to a happy birth day and so I meant happy anniversary of course. On that note we are in recess till one O'clock. The house will come to order the house will be in recess until 1:15. The house come to order. We are going to take up house bill 836 Clerk will read. Representative of the Senate the speaker of the house of representatives the conferees report to resolve the difference between the Senate and the house of representatives on house bill 833 prepare to be entitled in act to authorize electronic submission of absentee voter list to counter boards in relations to authorize the use of new technology for paper ballots, to extend the time frame to implement the requirement for paper ballots from 2018 to September 1st 2019 for counties that use their record electronic voting machines for current voting requirements. To authorize certain municipalities to conduct malt beverage and unfortified wine election and to require County Boards of Elections to notify a registered voter of the option to complete a written request for an absentee ballot, and a one stop voting location when the voters presents without an eligible form of photo identification. Senate rules in operations of the Senate Committee Substitute adopt the 16th 15th forth edition in gross 6, 11 15 submit the following report, the house and the senator agreed to the following amendment to the Senate rules and operations of the Senate committee substitute and Doctor 10:15, fourth edition engrossed, sixth, 11:15 and the house concurs and the Senate committee substitute as amended. Delete the entire Senate rule my presence as committee, Senate committee substituted over [xx] sixth 11:15 and substitute their test proposed conference committed substitute H836-PCCS40475-ST-2 the conferees recommend that the Senate and the house representatives adopt this report. The conferees approved the report June 18th, 2015 senator Richard O' Chair[sp?], senators Apodaca and Barack come for the east of the house of representatives.
Representative Louis Chair, Representative Robinson Perry[sp?], Graham and Tooley Further discussing or debate? Representative Louis would recognize promotion. Mr. Speaker, I would move that the house adopt report of the conferees for house bill 836 and at the appropriate time, I'd like to speak on the motion You have the floor to debate the amendment and the resolution Mr. Speaker and members, house bill the counter support for house bill 836 is comprised of 10 sections I will go into as much death as the body would like for me to go into. I would like to point out that section one which gives me the parity is greater flexibility and reserving easement some cross roads was passed out of the house 120-0 section two makes it slightly easier to hold a grand out of business sale it's also passed the house 120-0, section 3 was a provision that was added in the Senate this deal solely with the reporting of election results via electronic means prior to this change the county board was still required to mail in by US mail their returns, section four deals with the content of balance and accommodates new ballot machines technology. Pass vote, pass the house of by a wide margin in the senator's will. Section five also deals with new election technology it was voted out of the Senate 47 to 0, section six extends the deadline by which counties need to transition a way from touch screen voting machines to, machines that produce a paper ballot this was a house provision pass by wide margin, section seven modifies the mount beverage election prove vision, section eight, this contains most of an amendment that was sent forth by Senator Brian in the Senate regarding providing notice to voters who presented themselves to vote without a photo ID that they can Request and absentee ballot from the board of elections. Section eight introduces a third option, this option came to us based on the voter outreach that's been done by the state board of election, and also by the rule making process and the public comment that has been offered in that regard. For voters that do not have photo IDs in time for the election voter may complete an affidavit reasonable impediment and vote a provisional ballot that will ultimately be counted so long as the voter has his registration card or have a document and swears as to his or her identity. Section 9 came out, is a request from the Alexander county board of education, this was a unanimous request, this removes term limits for the Alexander County Board of Education. we do have a resolution of unanimous support from local board. In section 10 is a technical change to the certification process for voting equipment. I would ask all of your support for this conference report I think that as I explained it contains numerous provisions that have
already passed the house and also contains a provision that holds true to our commitment that we made when we pass the voter ID act, we said that it was our intent that every person who was a duly eligible voter will be fully able to participate and exercise their right. We're very proud that we have invested money, we have Dedicated staff for our State Board of elections to do outreach and to inform the voters of the need for a voter ID. We've provided IDs at know charge we will continue to do this outreach we will continue to educate voters that a photo ID will be required in 2016, but as we said a gain the goal standard that we've tried to apply in this election conversation is that we want every voter to be able to take part and while we will continue to do out reach and work hard to make sure people know that photo ID is required in 2016. We do acknowledge after listening to the testimony that was given to the board of elections rule making process and also feedback from the our reach teams I just want to say this very briefly to all the members in the chamber I'm very proud of the work of the state board election outreach team, these forks are doing everything everything they can to educate our fellow citizens about the need for an ID, their are doing everything they can to make sure that any administrative obstacles are able to be right down to driving out and picking forks out and carrying and getting free ID themselves very proud of the amount of outreach that we continue to do and I think it's important that we continue this outreach begin to Really the only new provision in this bill is just a feel safe, it's just a feel safe that provides despite our best efforts and outreach in educating the public, that if a qualified voter presents themselves to vote, and for whatever reason has had some impediment that prevented them from having the valid ID with them and still be able to exercise their right to vote. I would respectfully ask for your support and to join me in voting to adopt the conference report. Thank you Mr. Speaker For what purpose does Representative Glazier of Cumberland wish to be recognized? Thank you Mr. Speaker. To ask a line of questions to represent Lewis if he's willing to. Thank you Mr. Speaker, thank you Representative Lewis and I actually do support the conference report but I have a couple of questions I just want to be clear because obviously some language is open to some interpretation. On page, and I'm looking at I'm online but I'm actually using version 10 in hard copy. So it's the section in regards to section 8A, and it's the provisions that were added about the four year expiration date. And I just want to make sure what we're trying to get at that is someone under age 70 can present their drivers licence and it can be up to for years expired and still be usable for this purposes. Is that correct? That is correct representative glazier and I appreciate you asking that. We wanted to make clear that again if we are going to air, we're going to air on the side of the voter, and it's quite possible that someone may have a birthday a few days prior to and election and show up at the poll and not even realize that their licence is expired. but we think that once you're told there, certainly four years is enough time to get it renewed Follow up. I yield. The gentleman yields. Thank you, And with that in mind I'm not sure that the two sentences fully grab that intent, but I understand and I agree with the intent and I wonder if it will be correct to say, with that intent if there's a perhaps a better way to say that that can be fixed later through technical corrections or through the real making process, would you agree with that if that's possible? Yes sir. Thank you Follow up My next series of questions are to section eight, and it's to section 8E, and this is the counting provision, and
on section 8E, A1, which says, the County Board of Elections has grounds and it lists the grounds they have to deny, and the only grounds that they have to deny the impediment option. My only question here is, I ask staff on the same thing in our carcass, usually when we heard we say that the board or whoever is has the reasonable grounds that is they have to have some objective basis, it can't be fully subjective. Was it, your intent and is the intent there has to be a reasonable basis as opposed to anything fully subjective in order to deny? Yes sir. And follow up? Follow up, [XX] Thank you, Representative Lewis. So, again, will that be something that they thought reasonable is easily fixable, or needed technical corrections or otherwise before we leave yes sir and I will commit to you. Thank you very much and I have really only two more questions [xx] He yields Thank you Mr. Speaker, thank you Representative. On that same issue but its A3, where we have the the voter has provided the four digits of their social security number and the date, and one of the ways the county can deny is if they can't confirm the registration. I'm assuming that means, after some due diligence of trying, that it's not just, well, you gave it to us we didn't have time. Will that be accurate? Yes Sir. And, in that same vein then, if we can add in at some point after due diligence, so there are some diligence standard, will there be any objection to that in either related technical corrections? No sir. Thank you. My last question and representative Loise and this is one that, I don't know the answer and it was raised in our clerk as well and that is the term obviously nonsensical statement. I don't know the obviously nonsensical Representatives' views in our Caucus is to find anywhere and we were looking and I know, sort of intuitively what I think that is but it again is pretty how are you intending that term to be used for denial? Representative Glazier, we want to always air on the side of the voter. However, we do take the requirement of the photo ID very seriously and so if somebody chooses and again there's a list of things they can just check and be done with it, but if they choose the box for other and they write and an obviously nonsensical phrase like, Mickey Mouse should be blue, then that's not a legitimate reason, that doesn't help with the outreach, doesn't help with getting them ID, then help with understanding why they were not able to present the ID. If they say the Moon is made out of blue cheese that's not does not related to how serious we take the responsibility to vote and the integrity of the election system. That leads me to 1 last follow up Mr. Speaker. I yield. Does the gentleman yield? He yields. Thank you Mr. Speaker and Thank you Representative And I agree with that statement so I would take to me and the obviously nonsensical has to be something that's written so unrelated to any legitimate explanation for any reason not to have that on its face a reasonable person will just saying there is no way that this related to any possibility will that be accurate? Yes sir. Thank you very much Mr. Speaker thank you Representative. Thank you. For what purpose does Representative Fischer Vacon rise? To ask a question of the bill of the sponsor. Does the gentleman yield? I do Mr. Speaker. He yields, Thank you Mr. Chairman Louis Sir Yes Chairman Louis. I am wondering as do several members of our Caucus about the process that were going through on Thursday on a day when we have experienced some pretty graved tragedy in the United States and on a day when generally people are thinking more about what their schedule is going to be like once they get home and with that in mind I'd like to know why we are considering such subsidiary material in a conference
report without taking it to your committee, a rationalized committee, and going through the process that we ordinarily go through when we see this kind of material coming forward. Well representative let me respond As fully as I can and they're first of all I share the depth of heart that we all feel for the tragedy that has occurred in Charleston. The bill, the conference report is before it's now for a couple of reasons, one of which there are some of the provisions especially those who passed the house that actually take effect on July 1st. You know the governor has certain amount of time to sign or view to a bill. We also felt that we wanted to respond to the comments that we had received from listing in on the board of elections rule making process. And to be candid and as open as I can be with you. The house has spent an enormous amount of time on other issues this week and I simply do not get the report before us like I would have preferred to have done yesterday or the day before. Just to speak on the bill, thank you Chairman Lois[sp?] You're recognized go ahead. There are thing that once my colleague Representative Glazier had some question answered I feel good about in this bill. Process is not one of them. Just as you said we had another really important two days of debate on another very important issue this week, and I have to say that to bring this up with this kind of heavy duty information included in a conference report, is just kind of goes, I think beyond the reach of a whole lot of folks in here. I don't know how your folks on the other side are feeling, but I know that many of my colleagues are feeling. Just unsettled about the fact that we just came off of two days of a debate of a very important issue. Mr Speaker [xx] [xx] representative Stephen Doyles[sp?] [xx] point of order. Are we focusing on the conference report, or are we impugning the process? The Chair would ask the member to please focus her comments as to the substance to the bill. The Chair replied the lady had an opportunity to have raised an objection to the bill being on today's calendar, the lady chose not to do so. The lady is recognized to debate the bill if you'd like. Thank you and I will continue to debate the bill and the process that the bill brought forward to us today got here at the first place. I, like I said, I think many of the things in this bill are progressed, they represent some alleviation of hardship for folks, but I also question how we are going educate people to make those changes and to be aware of those changes that we're making here on a single day after coming to us in a conference report and not having gone through committee. I'm telling you all of this knowing that am going to vote for it but also letting you know and letting the body know that I don't believe that this is exactly the way to conduct the business of the people and I would hope for better in the future. Thank you. For what purpose does the lady from Surry Representative Stevens rise? Renewing my point of order I believe the point would be new at this point. For what purpose does the gentleman from [xx] Representative Michelle rise? To ask Representative Lewis a couple of questions. Does the gentleman from [xx] yield to the gentleman from [xx] Mr. Speaker I yield but I'd like to point out that it's easier when you do right from the stand and write out the calling response because he yields. Representative Lewis on page nine is where I'm coming from, beginning at line 21 when you talk about the impediments and I want to be clear and I want to be
very, very clear on this, I go to the polls and I say somebody because I don't let me make a party, Somebody go to the polls, and say I do not have for a photo I. D, because I couldn't get it because of lack of transportation, then that person gives the date of birth, and last 4 digits of their Social Security Number and gets a provisional barrel put it in that envelope. Is that correct? Yes Sir. With the [xx] Representative Michaux, that if you did not have the ID you would be provided the affidavit that the State Board would design, and you could just check Lack of Transportation. Does the gentleman wish to ask an additional question? Yes Sir. And does the gentleman from Harnett yield? Yes Sir. He yields. But that still goes with the provisional ballot? Yes Sir, you're correct. Now what happens after that? Does the gentleman wish to ask an additional question? And does the gentleman from Harnett yield? Yes Sir. He yields. What happens after that? Then the voter would be given a ballot. There are, as you're very aware, there are established provisions for dealing with provisional ballots. The provisional ballot and the signed affidavit would be sent to the Board of Elections and provided that the criteria were met, and again our goal is to err on the side of the voter, then that provisional ballot would then be counted by the board of the election in the election total. Further question. Does the gentleman yield to another additional question? Yes. He yields. That verification by the board of election is the verification of the last four digits of the source of security number, and the date of birth, which is already on record as a result of the registration, is that correct? Yes sir. The gentleman wants to ask an additional question. Yes sir and does the gentleman yield? He yields. And this pertains to all these eight impediments that you have listed in here, is that correct? Representative Misher, I'm not exactly sure what you're asking the affidavit would list all of this, and also a category for other in case we missed something we just count to the point that Representative Glazier was asking about earlier. One further question does the gentleman yield? Yes Sir. As long as fill out that affidavit and they provide their social four digits of their source of security number and their date of birth, the vote will count. Provided that they were [xx] in fact the registered voter from that county was from no other reason disqualified from being able to vote speak only Gentleman from [xx] has the floor to debate the conference I had made up my mind how I'd want to vote on this I really hasn't because I'm wondering why you're doing this right now, this could have been done two years ago when 589 was passed and I'm just wondering you indicated that the cause of the outreach that the board of election has done, you found out I'm just trying to find a middle[sp?] key in there that made everybody sort of change their mind because this is far, this is not, this makes a bad bill a little less worse and right now, I really don't have much choice but to vote for it except for the process. That's about it. For what purpose does the gentleman from Dam[sp?] represent a walrise[sp?] Speak on the conference report. The gentleman has the floor to debate the conference report Thank you Mr. Speaker and fellow members. I appreciate your indulging, the time we have here is not often that we have this time on a Thursday afternoon. I'm going to vote in favor of this conference report and as Representative Mitchell said, I would have voted for it last year, the year before, to do whatever we could do to get back to where the voters of North Carolina can
exercise their franchise without unnecessary inambitions and unnecessary obstacles being put way. I don't think anybody worked any harder than I did to try to keep there from being any restrictions put on voters in North Carolina and to have our citizens have their right. This conference report does contain some things that will help get us back to where we were, where we did not have unnecessary restrictions on voters and where we didn't have any real measurable voter fraud and so I'm going to support the bill, I hope it's just the first step support the conference report. I hope it's just the first step to getting us back to letting our citizens vote and feel part of the process instead of shut out of the process. Further discussion, further debate, if not, the question before the house is the adoption of the [xx] for house bill 836 those in favor will vote aye, those opposed will vote no. The clerk will open the vote Representative Shepherd[sp?], does the gentleman wish to record? representative Bronson on the floor The clerk will lock the machine and record the vote. Representative Salmon, did the gentleman wish to record is he on the floor? We've got 103 having voted in the affirmative and 4 in the negative, the conference report is adopted. The Senate will be so notified by a special messenger. Special message from the Senate, the clerk will read. Mr. Speaker, the message be sent to the house risk representatives with the information that Senate adopts the report of conferees in house bill 836, conference committee substitute a bill to be entitled an act to improve regulatory relief for local government on the rising cities to reserve certain business[sp?] and probably close streets and alleys. Negative. The bill is ordered enrolled and send to the governor by a special messenger. Members, the chair we are going to read in a couple of committee reports and but as members to pay close attention because the Chair had a request to add 2 of these bills to today's calendar the gentleman is not going to make OK perfect. Representatives Brory, Sayne, Hastings, Mark are recognized to sent forth the committee report committee report, the clerk will read. Senator Rory, Sayne, Haisting as Martin [xx], finance committee report, house bill 874, city's availability charge property favorable. Calendar for Tuesday. Senate bill 88 [xx] disputes, favorable. Calendar for Monday. Senate bill 284 re-infrastructure assessment extends Senate seat favorable. Representative Stam the Senate bill 284, is that the one that that is time sensitive? Yes but Monday will be fine. OK calendar for Monday. house bill 556 achieve better life experience act favourable committee substitute on favourable original bill. Original bill unfavourable calendar committee substitute calendar for Tuesday. house bill for team behaviour analysis license year favourable committee substitute number two on favourable committee substitute number one. Committee substitute number one unfavorable calendar, committee substitute number two calendar for Monday. Mr. Speaker? For what purpose does the lady from Guilford, Representative Harrison rise? I'd like to be recorded as yes on that last vote on the conference report for 836 please. The lady will be so recorded. Thank you. Yes madam. Pages, if you would please come forward. While they're making their way, do we have any notices or announcements? Pages I want to thank you for your hard work this week. You all did a great job. I heard nothing but good report from the committees, and everyone all around. I hope you all had a great time making friends, and learning a little bit about your government this week, and it's going to be a nice summer and it looks like we're going to be dismissing here momentarily so you can enjoy your summer. I would ask my colleagues to please join me in thanking our pages for the hard work this week. Thank you all. You're actually all excused. All welcome to stay. It's up to you off you want to stay here at the end of the session, we're going to be adjourning momentarily. For what purpose does the gentleman from Haywood represent the Queen rise Just to point of personal privilege The gentleman's recognizes to speak to appoint of personal privilege Today is an auspicious day in history. It's the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. I just thought that you might want to know that Thank you Representative Cleveland does the gentleman wish
to talk about the Battle of Waterloo from first hand experience? Further notices and announcements, note the gentleman from Hollywood, Representative Luis recognizes the motion. The house will come to order. The gentleman has the floor for a motion Mr. Speaker, I move that subject to re-referrals of bills and resolutions and receiving messages from the Senate and in memory of Cynthia Hurd and South Carolina Senator, the Reverend Clementa Pinckney to the house now adjourned to reconvene Monday at seven o'clock P. M. Representative Lewis moves second of our representative Reeves, the subject to the re-referral of bills and resolutions, that the house adjourn in memory of those who died in the massacre in Charleston including Reverend and state Senator Clementa Pinckney and Cynthia Hurd the house be reconvened on Monday June 22nd at seven PM. Those in favor will say I, those oppose No, the I's have it we stand adjourned.