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THE LIBRARY OF THE 

UNIVERSITY OF 

NORTH CAROLINA 




THE COLLECTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINIANA 



C325.1 

N87 
1969 

House 



UNIVERSITY OF N.C. AT CHAPEL HILL 





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JOURNAL 



OF THE 



House of Representatives 

OF THE 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

OF THE 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA 



SESSION 1969 



PRINTED BY LITHOGRAPHY AND BOUND IN U.S.A. 
BY LITHO INDUSTRIES, INC., RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA 



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A 



OFFICERS AND MEMBERS 






of the 



House of Representatives 

REGULAR SESSION 1969 



Earl Wray Vaughn, Speaker Eden, Rockingham County 

Mrs. Jo Ann Smith, Principal Clerk Raleigh, Wake County 

Sam J. Burrow, Jr., Reading Clerk Asheboro, Randolph County 

Archie T. Lane, Sergeant-at-Arms Hertford, Perquimans County 



House 
District 

1st (2) 
Camden 
Chowan 
Currituck 
Gates 

Pasquotank 
Perquimans 

2nd (2) 
Beaufort 
Dare 
Hyde 
Tyrrell 
Washington 

3rd (3) 
Carteret 
Craven 
Pamlico 



4th (3) 
Onslow 
Pender 



REPRESENTATIVES 



Name Post Office 

W. T. Culpepper, Jr. (D) 1705 Parkview Dr. 

Pasquotank County Elizabeth City 27909 

Philip P. Godwin (D) Gatesville 27938 

Gates County 

Archie Burrus (D) Manteo 27954 

Dare County 

William R. Roberson, Jr. (D) 313 College Ave. 

Beaufort County Washington 27889 

Chris Barker (D) New Bern 28560 

Craven County 

Henry C. Boshamer (D) Vera Mar Harbor 

Carteret County Morehead City 28557 

R. C. Godwin (D) New Bern 28560 

Craven County 

J. F. Mohn (D) Richlands 28574 

Onslow County 

Reuben L. Moore (D) Atkinson 28421 

Pender County 

Hugh A. Ragsdale (D) Richlands 28574 

Onslow County 



HOUSE JOURNAL 



[Session 



REPRESENTATIVES— Continued 



House 
District 

5th (2) 

New Hanover 



6th (2) 
Bertie 
Hertford 
Northampton 



7th (2) 
Halifax 
Martin 



8th (2) 
Pitt 



9th (2) 
Greene 
Jones 
Lenoir 



10th (2) 
Wayne 



11th (1) 
Duplin 

12th (2) 
Bladen 
Sampson 



13th (2) 
Brunswick 
Columbus 



14th (3) 
Edgecombe 
Nash 



Name Post Office 

Howard A. Penton, Jr. (D) 1119 Country Club 

New Hanover County Rd., Wilmington 28401 

Edward C. Snead (D) 1239 Columbus Cir. 

New Hanover County Wilmington 28401 

Roberts H. Jernigan, Jr. (D) 401 N. Curtis St. 

Hertford County Ahoskie 27910 

Perry Martin (D) Rich Square 27869 

Northampton County 

J. A. Everett (D) Palmyra 27859 

Martin County 

Thorne Gregory (D) Scotland Neck 

Halifax County 27874 

David E. Reid, Jr. (D) Box 375 

Pitt County Greenville 27834 

H. Horton Rountree (D) Greenville 27834 

Pitt County 

Guy Elliott (D) 105 E. Vernon Ave. 

Lenoir County Kinston 28501 

Daniel T. (Dan) Lilley (D) 1805 Sedgefield 

Lenoir County Dr., Kinston 28501 

Mrs. John B. Chase (D) Eureka 27830 

Wayne County 

Thomas E. Strickland (D) Route 2 

Wayne County Goldsboro 27530 

Hugh S. Johnson, Jr. (D) Rose Hill 28458 

Duplin County 

James C. Green (D) Clarkton 28433 

Bladen County 

C. Graham Tart (D) 709 Cutchin St. 

Sampson County Clinton 28328 

R. C. Soles, Jr. (D) Tabor City 28463 

Columbus County 

Arthur W. Williamson ( D ) Chadbourn 28431 

Columbus County 

Allen C. Barbee (D) Spring Hope 27882 

Nash County 

Joe E. Eagles (D) Crisp Rural Station 

Edgecombe County Macclesfield 27852 

Julian B. Fenner (D) 1604 Waverly Dr. 

Nash County Rocky Mount 27803 



1969] 



House 
District 

15th (3) 
Johnston 
Wlison 



16th (2) 
Franklin 
Vance 
Warren 



17th (2) 
Caswell 
Granville 
Person 



18th (3) 
Durham 



19th (4) 
Wake 



20th (2) 
Chatham 
Orange 



21st (2) 
Alamance 



22nd (2) 
Harnett 
Lee 



HOUSE JOURNAL 
REPRESENTATIVES— Continued 



Name Post Office 

William R. Britt (D) 408 Hancock St. 

Johnston County Smithfield 27577 

A. Hartwell Campbell (D) 1709 Wilshire Blvd. 

Wilson County Wilson 27893 

J. Ernest Paschall (D) 113 E. Nash St. 

Wilson County Wilson 27893 

John T. Church (D) 420 Woodland Rd. 

Vance County Henderson 27897 

James D. Speed (D) Route 3 

Franklin County Louisburg 27549 

James E. Ramsey (D) Roxboro 27573 

Person County 

William T. Watkins (D) 213 W. Thorndale 

Granville County Oxford 27565 

W. Hance Hofler (D) 1532 Hermitage Ct. 

Durham County Durham 27707 

Wade H. Penny, Jr. (D) 3937 Nottaway Rd. 

Durham County Durham 27702 

Kenneth C. Royall, Jr. (D) 64 Beverly Dr. 

Durham County Durham 27702 

Samuel H. Johnson (D) 4816 Morehead Dr. 

Wake County Raleigh 27609 

A. A. McMillan (D) 3309 Felton PI. 

Wake County Raleigh 27609 

H. W. (Pop) Taylor (D) 2820 Bedford Ave. 

Wake County Raleigh 27607 

Howard Twiggs (D) 525 Marlowe Rd. 

Wake County Raleigh 27608 

Ike F. Andrews (D) Siler City 27344 

Chatham County 

Donald M. Stanford (D) Whitehead Cir. 

Orange County Chapel Hill 27514 

Jack M. Euliss (D) Box 913 

Alamance County Burlington 27216 

W. S. (Sandy) Harris, Jr. (D) Rt. 1, Box 581 

Alamance County Graham 27253 

Jimmy L. Love (D) 713 Lawrence St. 

Lee County Sanford 27330 

James F. Penny, Jr. (D) Lillington 27546 

Harnett County 



HOUSE JOURNAL 
REPRESENTATIVES— Continued 



[Session 



House 
District 

23rd (4) 
Cumberland 



Name 



Post Office 



24th (4) 
Hoke 
Scotland 
Robeson 



25th (2) 
Rockingham 



26th (6) 
Guilford 



27th (2) 

Montgomery 
Randolph 



28th (1) 
Moore 

29th (1) 
Richmond 



Norwood E. Bryan, Jr. (D) Box 24 

Cumberland County Fayetteville 28302 

Lester G. Carter, Jr. (D) 2527 Huntington Rd. 

Cumberland County Fayetteville 28303 

Joe B. Raynor, Jr. (D) 5234 Raeford Rd. 

Cumberland County Fayetteville 28304 

Charles G. Rose, Jr. (D) 215 Hillside Ave. 

Cumberland County Fayetteville 28301 

R. L. Campbell (D) Box 6 

Robeson County Rowland 28383 

Neill L. McFadyen (D) Ill S. Highland 

Hoke County Raeford 28376 

R. D. McMillan, Jr. (D) Box 352 

Robeson County Red Springs 28377 

Gus Speros (D) 322 Shoeheel St. 

Robeson County Maxton 28364 

Earl W. Vaughn (D) Fieldcrest Rd. 

Rockingham County Eden 27241 

Jule McMichael (D) 1601 Country Club 

Rockingham County Rd., Reidsville 27320 

J. Howard Coble (R) Rt. 10, Box 168 

Guilford County Greensboro 27406 

Henry E. Frye (D) 1920 Drexmore Ave. 

Guilford County Greensboro 27406 

Robert Odell Payne (R) Rt. 2 

Guilford County Gibsonville 28343 

C. W. Phillips (D) 210 S. Tremont Dr. 

Guilford County Greensboro 27407 

John L. Ridenour, III (D) 605 Elmwood Dr. 

Guilford County Greensboro 27408 

W. Marcus Short (D) 2004 Kylemore Dr. 

Guilford County Greensboro 27406 

Colon Blake (R) Candor 27239 

Montgomery County 

C. Roby Garner, Sr. (R) 509 E. Salisbury 

Randolph County St., Asheboro 27203 

T. Clyde Auman (D) West End 27376 

Moore County 

John W. Covington, Jr. (D) 515 Fayetteville 

Richmond County Rd., Rockingham 

28379 



1969] 



House 
District 



30th (5) 
Forsyth 



31st (2) 
Davidson 



32nd (1) 
Stanly 

33rd (2) 
Anson 
Union 



34th (2) 
Rowan 



35th (2) 
Cabarrus 



36th (7) 

Mecklenburg 



HOUSE JOURNAL 
REPRESENTATIVES— Continued 

Name 



Post Office 



Hamilton C. Horton, Jr. (R) Box 2836 

Forsyth County Winston-Salem 27102 

Howard A. Jemison (R) Rt. 8, Robinhood 

Forsyth County Rd., Winston-Salem 

27106 

C. Dempsey McDaniel (R) Route 1 

Forsyth County Kernersville 27284 

Ed M. McKnight (R) Route 2 

Forsyth County Keithgayle Dr. 

Clemmons 27012 

Marshall T. Wills (R) 4144 Robinhood Rd. 

Forsyth County Winston-Salem 27106 

Joe H. Hege, Jr. (R) 1526 Greensboro St. 

Davidson County Lexington 27292 

J. Eugene Snyder (R) 402 Park St. 

Davidson County Lexington 27292 

Clyde Hampton Whitley (R) 2310 Charlotte Rd. 

Stanly County Albemarle 28001 

Richard S. Clark (D) 702 Kintyre Dr. 

Union County Monroe 28110 

Fred M. Mills, Jr. (D) 607 Camden Rd. 

Anson County Wadesboro 28170 

Austin A. Mitchell (R) 1302 W. "A" St. 

Rowan County Kannapolis 28081 

Samuel A. Troxell (R) Rockwell 28138 

Rowan County 

James C. Johnson, Jr. (R) 602 Sedgefield 

Cabarrus County St., Concord 28025 

Dwight W. Quinn (D) Box 314 

Cabarrus County Kannapolis 28081 

Jack Baugh (D) 2018 Sharon Rd. 

Mecklenburg County Charlotte 28207 

Jim Beatty (D) 3716 Rhodes Ave. 

Mecklenburg County Charlotte 28210 

Hugh B. Campbell, Jr. (D) 1428 Scotland Ave. 

Mecklenburg County Charlotte 28207 

James H. Carson, Jr. (R) 419 Ellsworth Rd. 

Mecklenburg County Charlotte 28211 

Ernest L. Hicks (D) 500 Clement Ave. 

Mecklenburg County Charlotte 28204 

Arthur H. Jones (D) 6510 Sharon Hill 

Mecklenburg County Rd., Charlotte 28210 

James B. Vogler (D) 2011 Randolph Rd. 

Mecklenburg County Charlotte 28205 



House 
District 

37th (3) 
Alleghany 
Ashe 
Stokes 
Surry 



38th (2) 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 



39th (2) 
Davie 
Iredell 



40th (2) 
Catawba 



41st (4) 
Gaston 
Lincoln 



42nd (3) 
Alexander 
Burke 
Caldwell 



43rd (3) 
Cleveland 
Polk 
Rutherford 



44th (1) 
Avery 
Mitchell 
Watauga 



HOUSE JOURNAL [Session 

REPRESENTATIVES— Continued 

Name Post Office 

Basil D. Barr (D) West Jefferson 

Ashe County 28694 

P. C. Collins, Jr. (D) Laurel Springs 

Alleghany County 28675 

J. Worth Gentry (D) King 27021 

Stokes County 

Claude Billings (R) Route 1 

Wilkes County Traphill 28685 

Jeter L. Haynes (R) 112 Williams St. 

Yadkin County Jonesville 28642 

Gilbert Lee Boger (R) Route 3 

Davie County Mocksville 27028 

Homer B. Tolbert (R) Route 2 

Iredell County Cleveland 27013 

Robert Q. Beard (R) Route 3, Box 416 

Catawba County Newton 28658 

Hunter Warlick (R) 227 31st Ave., N.W. 

Catawba County Hickory 28601 

David W. Bumgardner, Jr. (D). . . .209 Peach tree St. 
Gaston County Belmont 28012 

C. E. Leatherman (D) 307 N. Roberta Ave. 

Lincoln County Lincolnton 28092 

Jack L. Rhyne (D) 114 Lee St. 

Gaston County Belmont 28012 

Carl J. Stewart, Jr. (D) 1855 Westbrook 

Gaston County Cir., Gastonia 28052 

Teral Thomas Bostian (R) Route 1, Box 829 

Alexander County Taylorsville 28681 

William M. Fulton (R) 207 Myrtle St. 

Burke County Morganton 28655 

Donald R. Kincaid (R) Morganton Rd. 

Caldwell County Lenoir 28645 

Robert Z. Falls (D) 1308 Wesson Rd. 

Cleveland County Shelby 28150 

R. A. (Bob) Jones (D) 122 Woodland Ave. 

Rutherford County Forest City 28043 

W. K. Mauney, Jr. (D) Box 628 

Cleveland County Kings Mountain 28006 

James E. Holshouser, Jr. (R) Westbrook Ext. 

Watauga County Boone 28607 



1969] 



House 
District 

45th (4) 
Buncombe 
McDowell 



46th (1) 
Henderson 

47th (2) 
Haywood 
Madison 



48th (1) 
Jackson 
Swain 
Transylvania 

49th (1) 
Cherokee 
Clay 
Graham 
Macon 



HOUSE JOURNAL 
REPRESENTATIVES— Continued 

Name 



Post Office 



Hugh Beam (D) 204 Cresent Dr. 

McDowell County Marion 28752 

Claude DeBruhl (D) Route 1, Box 480 

Buncombe County Candler 28715 

Herschel S. Harkins (D) Box 7266 

Buncombe County Asheville 28807 

John S. Stevens (D) 8 Pinetree Rd. 

Buncombe County Asheville 28804 

J. T. Mayfield (R) Route 1, Box 26 

Henderson County Flat Rock 28731 

Ernest B. Messer (D) 15 Forest View 

Haywood County Cir., Canton 28716 

Liston B. Ramsey (D) Marshall 28753 

Madison County 

Charles H. Taylor (R) Box 66 

Transylvania County Brevard 28712 



W. P. (Bill) Bradley 
Clay County 



(R) Hayesville 28904 



HOUSE JOURNAL 



SESSION 1969 



FIRST DAY 



House of Representatives 
Wednesday, January 15, 1969 

Be it remembered that Chapter 1181 of the Session Laws of 1967, authorized 
by the Constitution of the State of North Carolina, fixes the date for the meeting 
of the General Assembly of North Carolina as being on the first Wednesday 
after the second Monday in January next after their election in the General 
Election of 1968, the date of this meeting being January 15, 1969. 

This day, in compliance with the provisions of law under the Constitution, 
the members-elect of the House of Representatives assemble in their chambers 
in the State Legislative Building in the City of Raleigh and at twelve o'clock 
noon, in accordance with the statutes, are called to order by the Honorable 
Thad Eure, Secretary of State. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend J. Sylvester Higgins, Pastor of the First 
United Methodist Church, Eden, North Carolina. 

The roll is called and the following members-elect answer to their names, 
appear with proper certificates of election, take and subscribe to the following 
oath of office, which is administered by Associate Justice William H. Bobbitt 
of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. 

OATH FOR MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SESSION 1969 

"I solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States; 
and I do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be faithful and bear true 
allegiance to the State of North Carolina, and to the constitutional powers 
and authorities which are or may be established for the government thereof; 
and that I will endeavor to support, maintain, and defend the Constitution of 
said State, not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States, to the 
best of my knowledge and ability; and I further solemnly swear that I will 
faithfully discharge my duties as a member of the House of Representatives of 
the State of North Carolina according to the best of my skill and ability and 
according to law, so help me, God." 



12 HOUSE JOURNAL [Session 

Oath administered January 15, 1969. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of January, 1969. 

S/ William H. Bobbitt 

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. 



District 


Name 


1st 


W. T. Culpepper, Jr. 
Philip P. Godwin 


2nd 


Archie Burrus 

William R. Roberson, Jr. 


3rd 


Chris Barker 
Henry C. Boshamer 
R. C. Godwin 


4th 


J. F. Mohn 
Reuben L. Moore 
Hugh A. Ragsdale 


5th 


Howard A. Penton, Jr. 
Edward C. Snead 


6th 


Roberts H. Jernigan, Jr. 
Perry Martin 


7th 


J. A. Everett 
Thorne Gregory 


8th 


David E. Reid, Jr. 
H. Horton Rountree 


9th 


Daniel T. (Dan) Lilley 


10th 


Mrs. John B. Chase 
Thomas E. Strickland 


11th 


Hugh S. Johnson, Jr. 


12th 


James C. Green 
C. Graham Tart 


13th 


R. C. Soles, Jr. 
Arthur W. Williamson 


14th 


Allen C. Barbee 
Julian B. Fenner 


15th 


William R. Britt 

A. Hartwell Campbell 

J. Ernest Paschall 


16th 


John T. Church 
James D. Speed 



1969] HOUSE JOURNAL 13 

District Name 

17th James E. Ramsey 

William T. Watkins 

18th W. Hance Hofler 

Wade H. Penny, Jr. 
Kenneth C. Royall, Jr. 

19th Samuel H. Johnson 

A. A. McMillan 
H. W. (Pop) Taylor 
Howard Twiggs 

20th Ike F. Andrews 

Donald M. Stanford 

21st Jack M. Euliss 

W. S. (Sandy) Harris, Jr. 

22nd Jimmy L. Love 

James F. Penny, Jr. 

23rd Norwood E. Bryan, Jr. 

Lester G. Carter, Jr. 
Joe B. Raynor, Jr. 
Charles G. Rose, Jr. 

24th R. L. Campbell 

Neill L. McFadyen 
R. D. McMillan, Jr. 
Gus Speros 

25th Earl W. Vaughn 

Jule McMichael 

26th J. Howard Coble 

Henry E. Frye 
Robert Odell Payne 
C. W. Phillips 
John L. Ridenour, III 
W. Marcus Short 



27th 


Colon Blake 

C. Roby Garner, Sr. 


28th 


T. Clyde Auman 


29th 


John W. Covington, Jr. 


30th 


Hamilton C. Horton, Jr. 
Howard A. Jemison 
C. Dempsey McDaniel 
Ed M. McKnight 
Marshall T. Wills 


31st 


Joe H. Hege, Jr. 
J. Eugene Snyder 



14 



HOUSE JOURNAL 



[Session 



District 


Name 


32nd 


Clyde Hampton Whitley 


33rd 


Richard S. Clark 




Fred M. Mills, Jr. 


34th 


Austin A. Mitchell 




Samuel A. Troxell 


35th 


James C. Johnson, Jr. 




Dwight W. Quinn 


36th 


Jack Baugh 




Jim Beatty 




Hugh B. Campbell, Jr. 




James H. Carson, Jr. 




Ernest L. Hicks 




Arthur H. Jones 




James B. Vogler 


37th 


Basil D. Barr 




P. C. Collins, Jr. 




J. Worth Gentry 


38th 


Claude Billings 




Jeter L. Haynes 


39th 


Gilbert Lee Boger 




Homer B. Tolbert 


40th 


Robert Q. Beard 




Hunter Warlick 


41st 


David W. Bumgardner, Jr. 




C. E. Leatherman 




Jack L. Rhyne 




Carl J. Stewart, Jr. 



42nd Teral Thomas Bostian 

William M. Fulton 
Donald R. Kincaid 

43rd Robert Z. Falls 

R. A. (Bob) Jones 
W. K. Mauney, Jr. 

44th James E. Holshouser, Jr. 

45th Hugh Beam 

Claude DeBruhl 
Herschel S. Harkins 
John S. Stevens 

46th J. T. Mayfield 

47th Ernest B. Messer 

Liston B. Ramsey 

48th Charles H. Taylor 

49th W. P. (Bill) Bradley 



1969] HOUSE JOURNAL 15 

In the absence of Representative Joe Eagles of the 14th District, the following 
oath of office administered by the Honorable Thad Eure, Secretary of State, 
is presented and on motion of Representative Barbee is included in today's 
journal. Representative Eagles is seated. 

OATH OF MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

"I, Joe E. Eagles, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution and 
Laws of the United States; and I solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be 
faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina, and to the 
constitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the 
government thereof; and that I will endeavor to support, maintain, and defend 
the Constitution of said State, not inconsistent with the Constitution of the 
United States, to the best of my knowledge and ability; and I do further solemn- 
ly swear that I will faithfully discharge my duties as a member of the House of 
Representatives of the State of North Carolina according to the best of my 
skill and ability and according to law, so help me, God." 

S/ Joe E. Eagles 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of January, 1969. 

S/ Thad Eure 

Secretary of State 

One hundred eighteen members having answered the roll call, the Secretary 
of State declares a quorum is present. 

The Secretary of State announces that the first order of business is the election 
of a Speaker, and declares the nominations are in order: 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS 

Representative Johnson of Wake places in nomination the name of Repre- 
sentative Earl W. Vaughn for Speaker of the 1969 House of Representatives. 

"Mr. Chairman, honored guests, fellow members of the House of Repre- 
sentatives: 

Today, January 15, 1969, is the beginning of a chapter in the history of North 
Carolina. 

Today, by virtue of the power granted by the Constitution of North Carolina, 
the members of the House of Representatives are assembled in chambers and 
have taken their oath of office to begin the labor and to assume the responsibility 
imposed in this body by the people of our State. 

A few minutes ago each of you said: 'I do solemnly and sincerely swear 
that I will faithfully, truly, and honestly perform my duties as a member of 
the House of Representatives of the North Carolina General Assembly to 
the best of my knowledge and ability. . . .' 

The first order of business is the election of a Speaker and it is my particular 
pleasure and privilege to place in nomination in behalf of the Democratic caucas 
our good friend and colleague from Rockingham County. 



16 HOUSE JOURNAL [Session 

It is fitting and appropriate that the record show his outstanding qualifications 
for this high office. After all, the General Assembly of North Carolina is a most 
powerful body, and it alone makes the laws for our State. 

And it is fitting and proper that we assume this responsibility with a solemn 
oath to bear true allegiance to the citizens of this State without regard to wealth, 
population, geography, national origin, color or creed but that we act with good 
judgment, goodwill and understanding in behalf of all our citizens. 

The least of us and the greatest of us have an equal obligation; the Democrats 
and the Republicans must work side by side; the freshman member and the 
veteran legislator must share an equal concern for the welfare of our State. 

Earl W. Vaughn of Rockingham County can and will lead us to great heights 
of legislative achievement in 1969. 

His heritage is deep in the history of North Carolina. 

Earl Vaughn was born and reared on a family farm in Rockingham County, 
the son of the late John H. and Lelia F. Vaughn. 

The sun was shining bright on June 17, 1928, just over 40 years ago, as our 
next Speaker began the long road which brings him to the pinnacle of his many 
achievements. 

After completing high school, he enrolled at Pfeiffer Junior College, and then 
fulfilled his military service for two years in the Pacific area. 

In 1947 he enrolled at the University of North Carolina, receiving his A. B. 
degree in 1950 and his law degree in 1952. 

Several of us today remember the happy days at Chapel Hill. 

Life began to blossom during those years at the University, where he met a 
young lady who was attending the University, and who lived a short distance 
from Chapel Hill. 

I had the happy privilege of seeing the romance blossom, and to share with 
Earl and Eloise the youthful adventure and excitement of the college scene. 

I remember the wedding day on December 20, 1952, when Earl and Eloise 
were married in the little church north of Chapel Hill. 

Before very long this young attorney and his bride moved to Draper, now 
known as Eden, in Rockingham County, where Earl began a successful career 
in law, and fulfilled abundantly the needs of community service. 

Listen to some of his achievements: 

He is a member of the Rockingham County Bar Association, the Phi Delta 
Phi Legal Fraternity, the North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina 
Bar Association. 

He is a member and past President of the Draper Rotary Club. 

He is a member and past President of the Tri-City Rescue Squad. 

He is a former solicitor of the Leaksville Recorder's Court. 



1969] HOUSE JOURNAL 17 

He has been Town Attorney for Draper from 1955 until 1968, and was a 
moving force in the consolidation of Leaksville, Spray and Draper into the new 
City of Eden. 

He is a member and past President of the Rockingham County Young 
Democratic Club. 

He is a former member of the Rockingham County Democratic Executive 
Committee. 

He is a Methodist, has been a member of the Board of Trustees of his Church 
since 1955, and has served as Chairman of the Official Board of the Methodist 
Church in Draper. 

May I pause a moment, to depart from civic, professional or political achieve- 
ments to recognize his most outstanding achievement — -his family. 

They have contributed so much, and have given him the inspiration and 
fortitude that is needed as he faces the problems of State. 

In 1960 there was a lively campaign in Rockingham County in the Demo- 
cratic Primary for a seat in the House of Representatives, and Earl Vaughn was 
the victor. Since that time he has served continuously, in the special sessions, 
and in the regular sessions of 1961, 1963, 1965 and 1967. 

I know that he received overwhelming support in his campaign for re-election 
to this session, and that he scored more votes than has been recorded for a candi- 
date in the history of Rockingham County. 

I shall now dwell briefly upon his legislative service, because this is the basis 
upon which we primarily judge our choice for Speaker. 

In 1965 he was Chairman of the Utilities Committee, and that was a land- 
mark year toward resolving the big question of public and private power in 
North Carolina. As Committee Chairman Earl Vaughn helped hammer out 
and present this successful program. 

In 1967 he was Chairman of the Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts, 
which was responsible for implementing Constitutional reforms in the establish- 
ment of the Court of Appeals, and in the further implementation of changes in 
the trial division. 

There are literally dozens of legislative matters that he has handled during 
his tenure. 

Anyone of you who has served with him could testify to his accomplishments 
in the legislative chambers. 

What you do not know, perhaps, is the fact that he has labored diligently 
since the last session in thinking about changes that are needed, and in attending 
to legislative business as a member of the Legislative Research Commission, 
or serving as our representative on national boards. 

Since 1963 he has been a member of the Board of Managers of the Council 
of State Government, working with other legislative leaders across the country 
to strengthen state government, and to bring about greater co-operation between 
the states. 



18 HOUSE JOURNAL [Session 

He has been particularly effective in the Southern Region of this Council, 
consisting of 16 states, and has been honored as the first chairman from North 
Carolina of the Southern Region, in the history of that organization. 

In 1968 he was elected to the Executive Committee of the Conference of 
National Legislative Leaders. 

He has been nominated recently for one of the three seats that are open to 
House Speakers on the President's Commission on Governmental Co-operation. 

In the closing hours of the 1967 Session, Earl Vaughn received the distinction 
of being named successor to the Honorable David M. Britt, and since that day 
he has served as your Speaker, in handling the numerous duties of this office. 

At a personal sacrifice to his business, he has made numerous trips to Raleigh, 
and worked long hours in attending to these duties. 

I have seen this firsthand, and have seen him work late into the night. 

We have the assurance that comes only from a record of service that Earl 
Vaughn will lead us in the days ahead with the confidence and the ability that 
comes from a man who believes in the future of our State, and has a deep trust 
in Divine Providence and who will be your most diligent leader. 

From the banks of the Dan River in Rockingham County to the splendor and 
grace of this legislative hall comes our next Speaker. 

Mr. Chairman, honored guests, fellow members of the House of Repre- 
sentatives, I humbly nominate the best qualified man available for Speaker of 
the 1969 House of Representatives, the Honorable Earl W. Vaughn, of Rocking- 
ham County." 

S/ Samuel H. Johnson 
Representative from 
Wake County 

The nomination is seconded by Representatives Godwin of Gates, Barbee 
and Taylor of Transylvania: 

"Mr. Secretary of State and members of the 1969 House of Representatives: 

It is a distinct honor for me to come before you to second the monination of 
the Honorable Earl Vaughn of Rockingham County for the 1969 Speaker of 
the House of Representatives. Earl and I served as freshmen in the 1961 
Session and have served together in each session and special session since that 
date; therefore, I have had the opportunity to observe him working in the 
legislature, not only for the county and district which he represented, but for 
the progress and growth of our great State. I have had the pleasure of serving 
on committees of which he was the chairman and have seen firsthand his ability 
to express fairness in his decisions and character in his conduct. Many of you 
will recall the difficult task which he faced when he was Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Utilities in 1965 and the forthright manner in which he conducted 
„the business before that committee. You will also recall that in 1967, as Chair- 
man of the Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts, he brought before this 
House a most difficult and complex package of legislation dealing with our 
court structure and handled this matter on the floor of the House in a manner 



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in which he gained the confidence of those lay members who did not understand 
the technical ramifications of the bill. It is through his ability to gain the con- 
fidence of his fellow members through his honesty and fairness of mind that 
has brought him before us today and has placed him in nomination for the 
high honor that is bestowed upon the Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
He possesses all of the qualifications needed to fulfill the honor that this House 
is about to bestow upon him. From the time of his graduation from the 
University of North Carolina Law School in 1952, he has been a leader in his 
native county of Rockingham. He has taken a great interest in the develop- 
ment and growth of his county. He has devoted his time to his profession and 
to the civic organizations of which he is a member. He is admired with great 
esteem by fellow members of his profession. He has developed over the years 
a keen sense of responsibility to his political party, keeping in mind its re- 
sponsibility to good and responsible government in the State of North Carolina. 

Earl Vaughn has taken advantage of all of the opportunities to equip him- 
self with the knowledge and background that we should demand of our leader 
and Speaker. I can assure you that he will always be willing to listen and that 
he will never use the authority bestowed upon him to the detriment of any 
member of this House. 

It is my personal opinion that one of Earl's greatest and finest assets is his 
gracious wife, Eloise Maddrey Vaughn, and their four fine children. I know 
that their hearts must be touched with pride for this day in the life of their 
husband and father." 

S/ Philip P. Godwin 

"Mr. Chairman, Justices, honored guests, Mrs. Vaughn and members of 
the House: 

There were over 40 new members of the 1961 Representatives including Earl 
Vaughn, Phil Godwin, Thorne Gregory, and myself, and when the session got 
started the old-timers, such as Jim Vogler, Ernest Hicks, and Dwight Quinn, 
began to refer to us as the Class of 1961. 

It was easy to see at that time that Earl Vaughn would emerge as one of 
that group who would make a name for himself if he continued to represent 
his county and his district in the House of Representatives. 

Today — five sessions later — I can count less than a half dozen of the old- 
timers who greeted us in 1961 who are still around. Of the ones who they refer 
to as the Class of 1961, there are less than a dozen still here. I am glad that 
Earl Vaughn is still around and glad to be here myself to second his nomination 
for Speaker of the House. 

His accomplishments during past sessions have already been enumerated and 
there is no need to go into further detail. Suffice it to say that Earl Vaughn 
has been instrumental in getting some of the most important legislation passed 
that has been introduced during those years I am talking about. 

I think it is evident to those who have had a chance to look around as we 
prepare for the 1969 Session to see that preparations have been made for a 
busy and fruitful session which show that our next Speaker has been busy. 

It has been predicted that this will be the toughest and hardest session since 



20 HOUSE JOURNAL [Session 

depression days, and I think I can safely say that the House work in this session 
will be well taken care of under the guidance of Earl Vaughn. 

I am glad that we have a man like Earl Vaughn to lead us, and am proud and 
happy to second his nomination of Speaker for the 1969 House." 

S/ Allen C. Barbbe 

"I rise as leader of the Republican House delegation and on behalf of the 
Republican House delegation to second the nomination of Representative Earl 
Vaughn as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The problems coming 
before the General Assembly in the coming months will demand a maximum 
effort of work and cooperation. 

The Republican delegation intends to put before this body, as we have in the 
past, progressive programs to cope with the State's problems and needs — we 
expect and believe we will receive the support of this body in the passage of 
much of that legislation. 

Ladies and gentlemen of the House, it is because of our trust in the qualifi- 
cations of Representative Earl Vaughn; because of our trust in the justice and 
fair attitude of Representative Earl Vaughn; and because of our desire to work 
in a climate of cooperation that I, as leader of the Republican House delegation, 
second the nomination of Representative Earl Vaughn as Speaker of the 1969 
House of Representatives." 

S/ Charles Taylor 

The Chair, having declared the nominations closed, requests that the roll 
of the House be called and the following members vote for Representative 
Vaughn: 

Representatives Andrews, Auman, Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, 
Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, 
Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, 
Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, 
Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, 
Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, 
Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robe- 
son, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, 
Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, 
Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, 
Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor 
of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, William- 
son and Wills — 117. 

Mr. Vaughn having received all the votes is declared Speaker. 

The Speaker, escorted to the Chair by Representatives Beatty, Bryan, 
Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison and Royall, takes and subscribed to the following 
oath of office administered by Associate Justice Susie Sharp of the Supreme 
Court of North Carolina. 



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"I, Earl W. Vaughn, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution 
of the United States, and I do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be faith- 
ful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina and to the con- 
stitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the 
government thereof; and that I will endeavor to support, maintain, and defend 
the Constitution of said State not inconsistent with the Constitution of the 
United States, to the best of my knowledge and ability; and I do solemnly and 
sincerely swear that I will well and truly and faithfully execute and discharge 
the duties of the Office of Speaker of the House of Representatives of the North 
Carolina General Assembly according to the best of my skill and ability, ac- 
cording to law; so help me, God." 

S/ Earl W. Vaughn 

Oath administered January 15, 1969. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of January, 1969. 

S/ Susie Sharp 

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn approaches the dais and makes the following remarks: 

"Thank you so very much, my good friends and colleagues. 

The warmth of your welcome increases my determination to, at all times, 
conduct myself in this high office in a manner that will bring credit to the office 
and to the House of Representatives. 

You, along with me, assume office in a critical time. 

The Federal-State System is on trial. State Government is on trial, and the 
Legislative Branch of State Government is on trial. 

In fact, just a few years ago there were many who seriously contended that 
State Government was no longer capable of meeting the complex problems of 
the day; that it was outmoded and had no place in the future. 

Fortunately, concerted effort has recently been made to reverse this trend 
and give new life to State Government. 

The upgrading of the Legislative Branch of State Government is absolutely 
imperative if State Government is to survive and remain a viable force of 
government, capable of dealing with the complexities of the modern society. 

If we do not modernize our procedure so that we can solve North Carolina's 
problems in North Carolina, then the erosion by the federal process will become 
an avalanche. 

The challenge to us is clear. It is to develop a Legislature capable of acting 
on problems rather than belatedly reacting under pressure of other units of 
government. 

I believe, along with Jefferson, 'that laws and institutions must go hand in 
hand with the progress of the human mind.' I believe that we can maintain 
our proper respect for tradition and custom, and, at the same time, advance 
our institutions to keep pace with the times. 



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To this end I hope that this Legislature will develop tools and procedures 
that are as modern as this relatively new Legislative building. 

We've tried to make a start on this development for you. For instance: 

(1) The Legislative Branch of government in this great State of over five 
million people with a projected budget of over three billion dollars now has its 
first fulltime employee. His primary responsibility will be to help the General 
Assembly develop its own research capability. 

(2) In addition, for the first time, professional bill drafting assistance is 
available to you in this building. 

(3) We have also arranged for professional staff assistance for the local 
government committee. This staff assistance will be available to any of you 
when you need help with your local bills or bills involving local government, 
generally. 

(4) The Legislative Intern Program which was started a few years ago with 
foundation funds will, this session, be funded by and responsible to the General 
Assembly. 

(5) A Computer Operation has been instigated. Hopefully, its application 
to the Legislative process will continue to develop over the years. 

(6) In an effort to give you more time for your very important responsibili- 
ties as a lawmaker, we have tried to improve the services available to you in 
a number of other areas which I will not detail at this time. 

With your permission we will reduce the size and number of committees. 
With your permission we will make fundamental changes in the operation of 
the Appropriations Committee. More of you will be involved in the budget- 
making process. You will be able to give the budget much more careful scrutiny 
than has been possible in the past. I hope you will be able to question and to 
probe, and, thereby, effect savings and efficiencies. The plan we have recom- 
mended might not be the very best one that could be devised. I'm sure it 
isn't. If, however, I have understood you correctly, most of you are no longer 
willing to tolerate the old system. I'm sure that there will be problems with 
our new plans for the Appropriations Committee. Any time you involve more 
people and allow them to openly express their views, you invite dissent and make 
a common judgment more difficult to attain. I submit, however, that here 
lies the bedrock of democracy. This is what a government of free people is all 
about. 

At this point let me say this to you. If, at any time, any of you have sug- 
gestions about the matters I have related, they will be welcomed. If, at any 
time, it is your collective judgment that they should be changed, they will be 
changed. 

Now there are two components which will be absolutely necessary for a 
successful session. We are unable to provide these for you. I hope you brought 
them from home. They are: (1) courage and (2) a willingness to work. 

This is going to be a difficult session. The better job we do, the more difficult 
the session. If we simply ratify or reject the requests of the multitude of agencies 
and special interests, we can have an easy time of it. Things will run smoothly. 



1969] HOUSE JOURNAL 23 

We can have a cross of gold speech every Monday night and, after several 
months of mutual admiration, top it all off with the traditional love feast and 
then go home. 

On the other hand: if we innovate, if we probe, if we seek out and consider 
alternatives, and, if we make the legislative Branch of government a positive 
and creative force in State Government our task will be much harder. 

I suggest that the latter course is the one that people of North Carolina have 
the right to expect us to follow. We are going to have to make decisions that 
for the present day appear to be very unpopular, but which, in the long run, 
will prove to have been absolutely necessary to the continuing progress of our 
beloved State. 

If we are to do what must be done, we cannot subscribe to the credo of 
Boston's notorious Mayor Curley, who used to love to say, 'There go my people, 
I must follow them because I am their leader.'. 

Again, let me thank you for your confidence. I pledge you my very best." 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn assumes the duties of the Chair and announces that 
nominations are in order for Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives. 

Representative Penny of Durham places the name of Mrs. Jo Ann Smith 
of Wake County in nomination for Principal Clerk, seconded by Representative 
Twiggs. 

The roll of the House is called and the following members vote for Mrs. 
Smith: 

Representatives Andrews, Auman, Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, 
Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, 
Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, 
Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, 
Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, 
Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, 
Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robe- 
son, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, 
Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, 
Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, 
Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor 
of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, William- 
son and Wills — 117. 

Mrs. Smith having received all the votes cast is declared duly elected Princi- 
pal Clerk of the House of Representatives. 

On the motion of Representative Twiggs, in the absence of Mrs. Smith, the 
following oath of office administered by the Honorable Thad Eure, Secretary 
of State, is presented and included in today's journal. 

"I, Jo Ann Smith, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of 



24 HOUSE JOURNAL [Session 

the United States, and I do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be faithful 
and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina and to the constitutional 
powers and authorities which are or may be established for the government 
thereof; and that I will endeavor to support, maintain, and defend the Con- 
stitution of said State not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United 
States, to the best of my knowledge and ability; and I do solemnly and sincerely 
swear that I will well and truly and faithfully execute and discharge the duties 
of the Office of Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives of the North 
Carolina General Assembly according to the best of my skill and ability, ac- 
cording to law; so help me, God." 

S/ Jo Ann Smith 
Principal Clerk 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of January, 1969. 

S/ Thad Eure 
Secretary of State 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces that nominations are in order for Reading 
Clerk of the House of Representatives. 

Representative Short places the name of Sam J. Burrow, Jr., in nomination 
for Reading Clerk, which is seconded by Representative Raynor and Repre- 
sentative Garner. 

The roll is called and the following members vote for Mr. Burrow: 

Representatives Andrews, Auman, Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, 
Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, 
Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, 
Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, 
Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, 
Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, 
Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robe- 
son, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, 
Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, 
Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, 
Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor 
of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, William- 
son and Wills — 117. 

Mr. Burrow having received all of the votes cast is declared duly elected 
reading Clerk of the House of Representatives. 

Associate Justice Higgins of the Supreme Court of North Carolina administers 
the following oath of office to the Reading Clerk: 

"I, Sam J. Burrow, Jr., do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution 
of the United States, and I do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be faith- 
ful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina and to the con- 
stitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the 



1969] HOUSE JOURNAL 25 

government thereof; and that I will endeavor to support, maintain, and defend 
the Constitution of said State not inconsistent with the Constitution of the 
United States, to the best of my knowledge and ability; and I do solemnly and 
sincerely swear that I will well and truly and faithfully execute and discharge 
the duties of the office of Reading Clerk of the House of Representatives of the 
North Carolina General Assembly according to the best of my skill and ability, 
according to law; so help me, God." 

S/ Sam J. Burrow, Jr. 
Reading Clerk 

Oath administered January 15, 1969. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of January, 1969. 

S/ Carlisle W. Higgins 

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces that nominations are in order for Sergeant- 
at-Arms of the House of Representatives. 

Representative Jones of Mecklenburg places the name of Archie T. Lane in 
nomination for Sergeant-at-Arms, which is seconded by Representative Johnson 
of Duplin. 

The roll is called and the following members vote for Mr. Lane: 

Representatives Andrews, Auman, Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, 
Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, 
Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, 
Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, 
Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, 
Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, 
Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robe- 
son, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, 
Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, 
Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, 
Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor 
of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, William- 
son and Wills — 117. 

Mr. Lane having received all of the votes cast is declared duly elected Ser- 
geant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives. 

Associate Justice Joseph Branch of the Supreme Court of North Carolina 
administers the following oath of office to the Sergeant-at-Arms: 

"I, Archie T. Lane, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution 
of the United States, and I do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be faith- 
ful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina and to the consti- 
tutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the govern- 
ment thereof; and that I will endeavor to support, maintain, and defend the 
Constitution of said State not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United 



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States, to the best of my knowledge and ability; and I do solemnly and sin- 
cerely swear that I will well and truly and faithfully execute and discharge the 
duties of the Office of Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives of the 
North Carolina General Assembly according to the best of my skill and ability, 
according to law; so help me, God." 

S/ Archie T. Lane 
Sergeant-at-A rms 

Oath administered January 15, 1969. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of January, 1969. 

S/ Joseph Branch 

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, seconded by Representative 
Barbee, the rules of the House of Representatives for 1969 are temporarily 
adopted. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the appointment of the Reverend Collins 
Kilburn as Chaplain. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Martin for Thursday and Friday 
due to the death of his sister, Mrs. J. C. Davis. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Eagles for an indefinite time 
due to illness. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Elliott for an indefinite time due 
to illness. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake the courtesies of the floor are 
extended Mrs. Eloise Maddrey Vaughn, wife of Speaker Vaughn, and their 
four children, Mark, John, Stuart and Rose Vaughn. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Johnson of Duplin: 

H. R. 1, a resolution to allocate funds for certain telephone and postage re- 
quirements for members of the House of Representatives. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin the resolution is adopted. 

"A RESOLUTION TO ALLOCATE FUNDS FOR CERTAIN TELEPHONE 
AND POSTAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE 
OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the North Carolina General 
Assembly: 

Section 1. That certain telephone services be provided to each member of 
the House of Representatives for the 1969 Session of the General Assembly in 
accordance with the following schedule, which schedule is based upon the 
distance of the respective districts from the State Capitol: 



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MAXIMUM ALLOCATION 

$180.00 
200.00 
180.00 
180.00 
180.00 
160.00 
140.00 
140.00 
140.00 
140.00 
140.00 
140.00 
180.00 
120.00 
100.00 
120.00 
120.00 
100.00 
100.00 
100.00 
120.00 
100.00 
140.00 
140.00 
140.00 
140.00 
140.00 
140.00 
140.00 
140.00 
140.00 
160.00 
180.00 
180.00 
180.00 
180.00 
180.00 
180.00 
180.00 
180.00 
180.00 
220.00 
220.00 
220.00 
260.00 
260.00 
260.00 
300.00 
320.00 



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7 


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8 


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9 


2 


10 


2 


11 


2 


12 


2 


13 


3 


14 


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15 


1 


16 


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17 


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18 


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19 


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20 


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21 


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22 


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23 


2 


24 


2 


25 


2 


26 


2 


27 


2 


28 


2 


29 


2 


30 


2 


31 


2 


32 


2K 


33 


3 


34 


3 


35 


3 


36 


3 


37 


3 


38 


3 


39 


3 


40 


3 


41 


3 


42 


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Sec. 2. That payment by a member for telephone services in excess of the 
above allocation shall be effected by an adjustment of his terminal expense 
allowance. 

Sec. 3. That in addition to the above, the Rules Committee shall be au- 
thorized to allocate in its decretion to the several Committee Chairmen, tele- 
phone service and postage in the total amount not to exceed Two Thousand, 
Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) for ail Chairmen. 

Sec. 4. That the Disbursing Clerk shall purchase and furnish to each member 
of the House of Representatives, postage as needed during the Session, not to 

exceed the amount of One Hundred Twenty Dollars ($120.00) per member 
during the 1969 General Assembly, and shall maintain records of the amount 
of postage furnished to each member. 

Sec. 5. That this Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after 
its adoption." 

By Representative Chase: 

H. J. R. 2, a joint resolution honoring Mrs. John B. Spilman, Sr., for her out- 
standing service as executive director of the North Carolina Mental Health 
Association. 

On motion of Representative Chase the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representatives Royall, Church, Harkins, Vogler, Fenner, Phillips, Frye, 
Ridenour, Stevens, Ragsdale, Hofler, Rountree, Raynor, Rose, Carter, Collins, 
Harris, Jones of Rutherford and Falls: 

H. B. 3, a bill to be entitled an act to establish a system of Youth Councils 
that will provide the youth of North Carolina an opportunity to develop leader- 
ship skills and become responsible citizens. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 

By Representatives Raynor, Chase, Quinn, Tart, Church, Carter, William- 
son, Rose, Bryan, Royall, Harkins, Green and Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 4, a bill to be entitled an act to grant every individual who maintains 
a household an income tax exemption of $2,000. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Boger: 

H. B. 5, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-16.2, General 
Statutes 20-139.1, and General Statutes 20-179 pertaining to operating a motor 
vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor — implied consent for 
chemical test. 



1969] HOUSE JOURNAL 29 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Fulton, Bostian, and Kincaid: 

H. B. 6, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 36 of Chapter 160 of the 
General Statutes so as to exempt Burke County from parts. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 7, a resolution to change Ad Valorem Tax Date. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

And, 

H. B. 8, a bill to be entitled an act so to amend Section 7 of Chapter 413 of 
1963 Session Laws so to increase the share of net profits allocable to finding 
alcoholism causes and cures and to broaden scope of activities authorized there- 
for and for other purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison: 

H. B. 9, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-46 so as to 
increase the compensation for precinct registrars and judges. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representative Strickland: 

H. B. 10, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes to provide a preference primary for candidates for president and vice 
president of the United States. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

special message from the senate 

Senate Chamber 
January 15, 1969 

Mr. Speaker: 

It is ordered that a message be sent to the House of Representatives inform- 
ing that Honorable Body that the Senate is organized and is now ready to pro- 
ceed with the public business, and for your information advises that the following 
officers have been elected: 

N. Hector McGeachy, Jr. President pro tempore 

Roy Rowe Principal Clerk 

Eugene W. Simmons Reading Clerk 

Brooks W. Poole Sergenat-at-Arms 

Respectfully, 

S/ Roy Rowe 

Principal Clerk 



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MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. J. R. 1, a joint resolution relative to the inauguration of the Honorable 
Robert W. Scott as Governor of North Carolina; and informing His Excellency, 
Governor Robert W. Scott, that the General Assembly is organized and ready 
to proceed with public business and inviting the Governor to address a Joint 
Session of the Senate and House of Representatives at 12:30 P. M., Wednesday, 
January 22, 1969. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin the rules are suspended and 
the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the following committee appointment: 

RULES AND OPERATION OF THE HOUSE: Representative Johnson 
of Duplin, Chairman; Representatives Ramsey of Madison and Holshouser, 
Vice Chairmen; Representatives Barbee, Baugh, Billings, Bryan, Frye, Godwin 
of Gates, Harkins, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Wake, McMillan of Robe- 
son, Mills, Quinn, Rountree, Short, Snyder and Vogler. 

On motion of Representative Jernigan, duly seconded, the House adjourns 
in memory of Mrs. J. C. Davis, sister of Representative Martin, to meet tomor- 
row at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



SECOND DAY 



House of Representatives 
Thursday, January 16, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins S. Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the death of former Senator and Repre- 
sentative T. Clarence Stone of Stoneville, North Carolina. 



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Mr. Speaker Vaughn recognizes Representative Falls who announces the 
death of Mrs. O. Max Gardner, widow of former Governor Gardner. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Auman for today. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Haynes, Kincaid and Fulton: 

H. B. 11, a bill to be entitled an act to establish a tenure system for the public 
school teachers of the State and to provide a procedure for a hearing when it is 
alleged that a teacher's tenure contract should be terminated. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, seconded by Representative 
McMichael, the House adjourns in honor and memory of T. Clarence Stone, 
former House member and former President of the Senate to meet tomorrow 
at ten o'clock A.M. 



THIRD DAY 



House of Representatives 
Friday, January 17, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Cabarrus, the courtesies of the 
House are extended the Honorable Jim Davis, a former member of the House 
from Cabarrus. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative McKnight for Monday night 
and Tuesday to attend the Inauguration for President-elect Nixon. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn appoints the following members to attend the funeral 
of T. Clarence Stone in Stoneville on Saturday, January 18: Representatives 
Johnson of Wake, McKnight, Phillips, Quinn, Royall and Williamson. 

To attend the funeral of Mrs. O. Max Gardner, widow of former Governor 
Gardner, Mr. Speaker Vaughn appoints the following: Representatives Falls, 
Jones of Rutherford, Mauney and McMillan of Wake. 



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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of 
as follows: 

By Representative McMillan of Wake: 

H. B. 12, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-16.2 to 
make it unlawful to willfully refuse to submit to a chemical test and to provide 
for revocation of driving privilege upon such refusal. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. J. R. 8, a joint resolution authorizing an official delegation to represent 
the General Assembly at the funeral of the Honorable T. Clarence Stone. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns in memory of Mrs. 0. Max Gardner to meet tomorrow at 10:00 o'clock 
A. M. 



FOURTH DAY 



House of Representatives 
Saturday, January 18, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative Twiggs, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker Pro Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Representative Twiggs. 

Representative McMillan of Wake, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

Pursuant to motion adopted on yesterday, the House is declared adjourned 
by Mr. Speaker Pro Tempore Twiggs to meet Monday night at 8:00 o'clock 
P. M. 



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FIFTH DAY 



House of Representatives 
Monday night, January 20, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Ragsdale, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to Judge John D. Larkins, a former member of the House from Jones County. 

An indefinite leave of absence is granted the following members due to illness: 
Representatives Campbell of Robeson, Jernigan, Payne and Speed. 

In the absence of Representative Guy Elliott of the 9th District, the following 
oath of office administered by John S. Davis, Clerk of Superior Court of Lenoir 
County, is presented and on motion of Representative Lilley is included in 
today's Journal. Representative Elliott is seated. 

"I, Guy Elliott, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, and I do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will be 
faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina, and to the 
constitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the 
government thereof; and that I will endeavor to support, maintain, and defend 
the Constitution of said State not inconsistent with the Constitution of the 
United States, to the best of my knowledge and ability; and I do solemnly and 
sincerely swear that I will faithfully, truly and honestly perform my duties as 
a member of the House of Representatives of the North Carolina General 
Assembly to the best of my knowledge and ability, and agreeably to the Con- 
stitution and laws of the State, so help me, God." 

S/ Guy Elliott 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of January, 1969 
S/ John S. Davis 

Clerk of the Superior Court of Lenoir County 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Reid and Rountree: 

H. B. 13, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 116-46.3 
relating to participation in sixth-year program of graduate instruction for super- 
intendents, assistant superintendents, and principals of public schools. 



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Referred to Committee on Higher Education. 

By Representative Kincaid: 

H. B. 14, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 338 of the Session Laws 
of 1963 relating to the boundary lines of the Lenoir School Administrative Unit. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Strickland: 

H. B. 15, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate such funds as may be 
necessary to install an electronic voting device or system in the Hall of the 
House of Representatives in the State Legislative Building. 

Referred to Committee on Rules and Operation of the House. 

By Representatives Jones of Rutherford, Falls and Mauney: 

H. J. R. 16, a joint resolution recognizing the East Rutherford High School 
Band. 

On motion of Representative Jones of Rutherford, the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representative Mills: 

H. B. 17, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the election of members of the 
Anson County Board of Education so as to decrease the number elected in 1972 
from three to two and to increase the number elected in 1974 from one to two. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Johnson of Duplin: 

H. R. 18, a House Resolution requesting the Honorable Thad Eure, Secretary 
of State, to conduct a Legislative School of Instruction and Parliamentary 
Procedure for such members of the House of Representatives and others as may 
wish it. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, the resolution is adopted. 

"A HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE HONORABLE THAD 
EURE, SECRETARY OF STATE, TO CONDUCT A LEGISLATIVE 
SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION AND PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE 
FOR SUCH MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND 
OTHERS AS MAY WISH IT. 

Section 1. That, in accordance with a custom of long standing, the Honorable 
Thad Eure, Secretary of State, is hereby requested to conduct a school of in- 
struction in Parliamentary Procedure for the aid and assistance of such members 
of the 1969 House of Representatives and others as may wish it. 

Sec. 2. That, upon acceptance of this invitation, the Speaker of the House 
and the Chairman of the Rules Committee are requested to make such arrange- 



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ments as to time and place for conducting such school in Parliamentary Pro- 
cedure as may be mutually agreed upon, and notify the members. 

Sec. 3. That, upon adoption, a copy of this resolution be forwarded by special 
messenger to the Secretary of State. 

Sec. 4. That this resolution shall be in full force and effect upon and after 
its adoption." 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the appointment of the following com- 
mittees: 

APPROPRIATIONS: Representative Johnson of Wake, Chairman. 

APPROPRIATIONS SUB-COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, WELFARE 
AND INSTITUTIONAL CARE: Representative Barbee, Chairman; Repre- 
sentatives Bryan and Royall, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Barr, Beam, 
Chase, Collins, Covington, Falls, Frye, Holshouser, Jemison, Payne, Stanford, 
Taylor of Transylvania, and Twiggs. 

APPROPRIATIONS SUB-COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION: Repre- 
sentative Quinn, Chairman; Representatives McMillan of Robeson and Roun- 
tree, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Beatty, Blake, Boger, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Euliss, Fulton, Gentry, Mills, Paschall, 
Snyder and Tart. 

APPROPRIATIONS SUB-COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERN- 
MENT AND TRANSPORTATION: Representative Hicks, Chairman; Repre- 
sentatives Jernigan and Messer, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Barker, 
Carter, Coble, Garner, Green, Haynes, Penny of Harnett, Ramsey of Person, 
Roberson, Speed, Speros, Troxell and Williamson. 

APPROPRIATIONS SUB-COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL AND LONG- 
RANGE PLANNING: Representative Phillips, Chairman; Representatives 
Baugh and Stewart, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Auman, Bostian, Church, 
Eagles, Horton, Johnson of Duplin, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, McFadyen, 
Moore, Penton and Whitley. 

FINANCE: Representative Gregory, Chairman; Representatives Godwin 
of Gates and Ramsey of Madison, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Andrews, 
Beard, Billings, Boshamer, Bradley, Britt, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell 
of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Clark, Elliott, Everett, Fenner, 
Godwin of Craven, Harkins, Harris, Hege, Hofler, Johnson of Cabarrus, Jones 
of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, Mc- 
Daniel, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Wake, Mitchell, Mohn, Penny 
of Durham, Ragsdale, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Rose, Short, Snead, 
Soles, Stevens, Strickland, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins 
and Wills. 

PUBLIC UTILITIES: Representative McMichael, Chairman; Represent- 
atives Bumgardner and Collins, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Billings, 
Coble, Falls, Garner, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Harkins, Jones of 



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Mecklenburg, Mills, Moore, Ramsey of Person, Speros, Taylor of Transylvania, 
Taylor of Wake, and Twiggs. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

S. J. R. 1. A Joint Resolution relative to the inauguration of the Honorable 
Robert W. Scott as Governor of North Carolina: and informing His Excellency, 
Governor Robert W. Scott, that the General Assembly is organized and ready 
to proceed with public business and inviting the Governor to address a joint 
session of the Senate and House of Representatives at 12:30 P. M., Wednesday, 
January 22, 1969. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock noon. 



SIXTH DAY 



House of Representatives 
Tuesday, January 21, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative McMillan of Robeson, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Monday night has been ex- 
amined, found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as 
written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Watkins for today. 

On motion of Representative Taylor of Transylvania the courtesies of the 
floor are extended to the Honorable C. R. Crawford, a former member of the 
House from Swain County. 

COMMITTEE REPORT 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin the temporarily adopted 
rules of 1969 are now made the permanent rules of the House for 1969. They 
are as follows: 

RULES OF THE 
1969 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF 
NORTH CAROLINA 

"I. Order of Business (1-5) 

II. Conduct of Debate (6-12) 



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III. Motions (13-18) 

IV. Previous Question (19-20) 
V. Voting (21-26) 

VI. Committees (27-31) 

VII. Handling of Bills (32-45) 

VIII. Legislative Officers and Employees (46-50) 

IX. Privileges of the Hall (51-54) 

X. General Rules (55-59) 

I. ORDER OF BUSINESS 

Rule 1. Convening Hour. The House shall convene each legislative day at 
the hour fixed by the House on the preceding legislative day; in the event the 
House adjourns on the preceding legislative day without having fixed an hour 
for reconvening, the House shall reconvene on the next legislative day at twelve 
o'clock noon. 

Rule 2. Opening the Session. At the convening hour on each legislative day 
the Speaker shall call the members to order, and shall have the session opened 
with prayer. 

Rule 3. Quorum, (a) A quorum consists of a majority of the qualified mem- 
bers of the House. 

(b) On the point of no quorum's being raised, the doors shall be closed and 
the Clerk shall call the roll of the House, after which the names of the absentees 
shall again be called over. Fifteen members, including the Speaker, are au- 
thorized to compel the attendance of absent members, and may order that ab- 
sentees for whom no sufficient excuses are made shall be taken into custody as 
they appear, or wherever they may be found by special messenger appointed 
for that purpose. 

Rule 4. Approval of Journal. The Rules Committee shall examine daily 
the Journal of the House before the hour of convening to determine if the pro- 
ceedings of the previous day have been correctly recorded. 

Immediately following the opening prayer and upon appearance of a quorum, 
the Speaker shall call for the Journal report of the Rules Committee as to 
whether or not the proceedings of the previous day have been correctly recorded; 
the Speaker shall then cause the Journal to be approved. Without objection, 
the Journal shall stand approved. 

Rule 5. Order of Business of the Day. After the approval of the Journal of 
the preceding day, the House shall proceed to business in the following order: 

(1) The receiving of petitions, memorials and papers addressed to the 
General Assembly or to the House. 

(2) Reports of standing committees. 

(3) Reports of select committees. 

(4) Introduction of Resolutions. 

(5) Introduction of Bills. 

(6) The unfinished business of the preceding day. 

(7) Bills, resolutions, petitions, memorials, messages, and other papers on 



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the Calendar in their exact numerical order, unless displaced by the order of 
the day; but messages, and motions to elect officers shall always be in 
order. 

(8) Reading of Notices and Announcements. 

II. CONDUCT OF DEBATE 

Rule 6. Duties and Powers of the Speaker. 

(a) The Speaker shall have general direction of the Hall. He may name 
any member to perform the duties of the Chair, but substitution shall not 
extend beyond one day, except in the case of sickness or by leave of the House. 

(b) In the event the Speaker, by reason of physical or mental incapacity, 
is unable to perform the duties of the Chair, the Chairman of the Rules Com- 
mittee shall be Speaker pro tempore, and shall perform all of the duties of the 
Speaker until such time as the Speaker may assume the Chair. 

Rule 7. Obtaining Floor, (a) When any member desires recognition for 
any purpose, he shall rise from his seat and respectfully address the Speaker. 
No member shall proceed until recognized by the Speaker. 

(b) When a member desires to interrupt a member having the floor, he shall 
first obtain recognition by the Speaker and permission of the member occupying 
the floor, and when so recognized and such permission is obtained, he may pro- 
pound a question to the member occupying the floor; but he shall not propound 
a series of interrogatories or otherwise interrupt the member having the floor; 
and the Speaker shall, without the point of order being raised, enforce this rule. 

Rule 8. Questions of Personal Privilege. At any time, upon recognition by 
the Speaker, any member may rise to speak to a question of personal privilege, 
and upon objection to his proceeding, the Speaker shall determine if the question 
is one of privilege. 

Rule 9. Points of Order, (a) The Speaker shall decide questions of order 
and may speak to points of order in preference to other members arising from 
their seats for that purpose. Any member may appeal from the ruling of the 
Chair on questions of order; on such appeal no member may speak more than 
once, unless by leave of the House. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members 
present shall be necessary to sustain any appeal from the ruling of the Chair. 

(b) When the Speaker calls a member to order, the member shall take his 
seat. A member called to order may clear a matter of fact, or explain, but shall 
not proceed in debate so long as the decision stands. If the member appeals 
from the ruling of the Chair and the decision be in favor of the member called 
to order, he may proceed; if otherwise, he shall not; and if the case requires it, 
in the judgment of the House, he shall be liable to censure by the House. 

Rule 10. Limitations on Debate. No member shall speak more than twice 
on the main question, nor longer than thirty minutes for the first speech and 
fifteen minutes for the second speech, unless allowed to do so by the affirmative 
vote of a majority of the members present; nor shall he speak more than once 
upon an amendment or motion to commit or postpone, and then not longer than 
ten minutes. But the House may, by consent of a majority of the members 



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present, suspend the operation of this rule during any debate on any particular 
question before the House, or the Rules Committee may bring in a special rule 
that shall be applicable to the debate on any bill. 

Rule 11. Readiyig of papers. When there is a call for the reading of a paper 
which has been read in the House, and there is objection to such reading, the 
question shall be determined by a majority vote of the members of the House 
present. 

Rule 12. General Decorum, (a) The Speaker shall preserve order and de- 
corum. 

(b) Decency of speech shall be observed and personal reflection carefully 
avoided. 

(c) When the Speaker is putting any question, or addressing the House, no 
person shall speak, stand up, walk out of or cross the House, nor when a member 
is speaking, entertain private discourse, stand up, or pass between the member 
and the Chair. 

(d) Smoking or the consumption of food or beverages shall not be permitted 
on the floor of the House while the House is in session. 

(e) Smoking or the consumption of food or beverages shall not be permitted 
in the galleries at any time. 

III. MOTIONS 

Rule 13. Motions Generally, (a) Every motion shall be reduced to writing, 
if the Speaker or any two members request it. 

(b) When a motion is made, it shall be stated by the Speaker, or, if written, 
it shall be handed to the Chair and read aloud by the Speaker or Clerk before 
debate. 

(c) After a motion has been stated by the Speaker or read by the Speaker 
or Clerk, it shall be in the possession of the House: but it may be withdrawn 
before a decision or amendment, except in case of a motion to reconsider, which 
motion, when made by a member shall be in possession of the House and shall 
not be withdrawn without leave of the House. 

Rule 14. Motions, Order of Precedence. When there are motions before the 
House, the order of precedence is as follows: 

To adjourn 

To lay on the table 

To postpone indefinitely 

Previous question 

To postpone to a day certain 

To commit 

To amend an amendment 

To amend 

To substitute 

To pass the bill 

No motion to lay on the table, to postpone indefinitely, to postpone to a day 



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certain, to commit or to amend, being decided, shall be again allowed at the 
same stage of the bill or proposition. 

Rule 15. Motion to Adjourn, (a) A motion to adjourn shall be seconded 
before the motion is put to vote of the House. 

(b) A motion to adjourn shall be decided without debate, and shall always 
be in order, except when the House is voting or some member is speaking; 
but a motion to adjourn shall not follow a motion to adjourn until debate or 
some other business of the House has intervened. 

Rule 16. Motion to Table, (a) A motion to table shall be seconded before 
the motion is put to the vote of the House, and is always in order except when 
a motion to adjourn is before the House. 

(b) A motion to table shall be decided without debate. 

(c) A motion to table a bill shall constitute a motion to table the bill and all 
amendments thereto. 

(d) A motion to table an amendment sent up from the floor shall not be 
construed as a motion to table the principal bill or any other amendment 
which has been offered thereto, and if such motion is carried, only the amend- 
ment shall lie upon the table. 

(e) When a question has been tabled, the same shall not be acted upon 
again during the session except by two-thirds (2/3) vote. 

Rule 17. Motion to Postpone Indefinitely. A motion to postpone indefi- 
nitely is always in order except when a motion to adjourn or to lay on the table 
is before the House; however, after one motion to postpone indefinitely has 
been decided, another motion to postpone indefinitely shall not be allowed at 
the same stage of the bill or proposition. When a question has been postponed 
indefinitely, the same shall not be acted on again during the session, except 
upon a two-thirds (2/3) vote. 

Rule 18. Motion to Reconsider, (a) When a motion has been once made and 
decided in the affirmative or negative, it is in order for any member of the 
majority to move for the reconsideration thereof, on the same or succeeding 
legislative day, unless it may have subsequently passed the Senate; provided, 
that unless the vote by which the motion was originally decided was taken by 
a call of the ayes and noes, any member may move to reconsider. 

(b) A motion to reconsider shall be determined by a majority vote, except 
a motion to reconsider a motion tabling a motion to reconsider, which shall 
require a two-thirds (2/3) vote. 

(c) A motion to reconsider a motion made under Rules 16, 17, 38, 42 and 
43 shall require a two-thirds (2/3) vote. 

IV. PREVIOUS QUESTION 

Rule 19. Previous Question. The previous question may be called only by 
the member submitting the report on the bill or other matter under consider- 
ation, by the member (s) introducing the bill or other matter under consider- 
ation, or by the member in charge of the measure, who shall be designated by 



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the chairman of the committee reporting the same to the House at the time the 
bill or other matter under consideration is reported to the House or taken up 
for consideration. 

Rule 20. Form and Effect of Previous Question, (a) The previous question 
shall be as follows: 'Shall the main question now be put?' When the call for 
the previous question has been decided in the affirmative by a majority vote of 
the House, the 'main question' is on the passage of the bill, resolution or other 
matter under consideration, including all pending amendments. If amend- 
ments are pending, the question shall be taken upon such amendments in 
inverse order. 

(b) The call for the previous question shall preclude all motions, amendments 
and debate, except the motion to adjourn or motion to table or motion to post- 
pone indefinitely made prior to the determination of the previous question. 

(c) If the previous question is decided in the negative, the main question 
remains under debate. 

V. VOTING 

Rule 21. Stating Questions, (a) The Speaker shall rise to put a question 

(b) The question shall be put in this form, namely, 'Those in favor (as the 
question may be) will say 'Aye',' and after the affirmation voice has been ex- 
pressed, 'Those opposed will say 'No'.' 

(c) Any member may call for a question to be divided into two or more 
propositions to be voted on separately, and the Speaker shall determine whether 
the question admits of such a division. 

Rule 22. Determining Questions. Unless otherwise provided by the Con- 
stitution of North Carolina, all questions shall be determined by the members 
present and voting. 

Rule 23. Voting by Division. Any member may call for a division of the 
members upon the question before the result of the vote has been announced. 
Upon a call for a division, the Speaker shall cause the number voting in the 
affirmative and in the negative to be determined. Upon division and count of 
the House on any question, no member out of his seat shall be counted. 

Rule 24. Roll Call Vote, (a) Before a question is put, any member may 
call for the ayes and noes. If the call is sustained by one-fifth (1/5) of the mem- 
bers present, the question shall be decided by the ayes and noes upon a roll 
call vote, taken alphabetically. 

(b) Every member who is in the hall of the House when the question is put 
shall give his vote upon a call of the ayes and noes, unless the House for special 
reasons shall excuse him and no application to be excused from voting or to 
explain a vote shall be entertained unless made before the call of the roll. 

Rule 25. Voting by Absentees, (a) No member shall vote on any question 
when he was not present when the question was put by the Speaker, except by 
the consent of the House. 

(b) If any member is necessarily absent on temporary business of the House 



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when a vote is taken upon any question, upon entering the House he shall be 
permitted, on request, to vote, provided that the result shall not be affected 
thereby. 

(c) When a member who is present is paired with an absent member, he 
shall, when his name is called on a roll call vote, announce the pair, which shall 
be recorded by the Principal Clerk. 

Rule 26. Voting by Speaker. In all elections the Speaker may vote. In all 
other instances he may exercise his right to vote, or he may reserve this right 
until there is a tie, but in no instance may he vote twice on the same question. 

VI. COMMITTEES 

Rule 27. Committees Generally, (a) All committees shall be appointed by 
the Speaker, unless otherwise specially ordered by the House. 

(b) Any member may excuse himself from serving on any committee if he 
is a member of two standing committees. 

(c) The Chairman and five other members of any committee shall constitute 
a quorum of that committee for the transaction of business. 

(d) In any joint meeting of the Senate and House committees, the House 
Committee may in its discretion reserve the right to vote separately. 

Rule 28. Appointment of Standing Committees, (a) At the commencement 
of the session the Speaker shall appoint a standing committee on each of the 
following subjects, namely; 

Agriculture. 

Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

Appropriations, consisting of 4 sub-committees: 

1. Appropriations sub-committee on Health, Welfare and Institutional 
Care. 

2. Appropriations sub-committee on Education. 

3. Appropriations sub-committee on General Government and Trans- 
portation. 

4. Appropriations sub-committee on Personnel and Long-Range Planning. 

Banks and Banking. 

Commercial Fisheries and Oyster Industry. 

Commissions and Institutions for the Blind and Deaf. 

Correctional Institutions. 

Conservation and Development. 

Constitutional Amendments. 

Corporations. 

Courts and Judicial Districts. 

Education. 

Election Laws. 

Employment Security. 

Federal and Interstate Cooperation. 

Finance. 



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Health. 

Higher Education. 

Highway Safety. 

Insurance. 

Judiciary No. 1. 

Judiciary No. 2. 

Library. 

Local Government. 

Manufacturers and Labor. 

Mental Health. 

Military and Veterans' Affairs. 

Public Buildings and Grounds. 

Public Utilities. 

Public Welfare. 

Roads. 

Rules and Operation of the House. 

State Government. 

State Personnel. 

University Trustees. 

Water and Air Resources. 

Wildlife Resources. 

(b) The first member announced on each committee shall be chairman, and 
where the Speaker so desires he may designate a co-chairman and one or more 
vice-chairmen. 

Rule 29. Standing Committee Meetings, (a) Standing committees and sub- 
committees of standing committees shall be furnished with suitable meeting 
places pursuant to a schedule adopted by the Rules Committee. 

(b) Subject to the provisions of the subsections (c) and (d) of this Rule, 
standing committees and sub-committees thereof shall permit other members of 
the General Assembly, the press, and the general public to attend all sessions 
of said committees or sub-committees. 

(c) The chairman or other presiding officer shall have general direction of 
the meeting place of the committee or sub-committee and, in case of any dis- 
turbance or disorderly conduct therein, or if the peace, good order, and proper 
conduct of the legislative business in hindered by any individual or individuals, 
the chairman or presiding officer shall have power to exclude from the session 
any individual or individuals so hindering the legislative business or, if necessary, 
to order the meeting place cleared of all persons not members of the committee 
or sub-committee. 

(d) Upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of any standing 
committee or sub-committee, executive sessions may be held, but in no event 
shall final action be taken in executive sessions. 

(e) Procedure in the committees shall be governed by the rules of the House, 
so far as the same may be applicable to such procedure. 

Rule 30. Committee Hearings. The Chairmen of all committees shall notify, 
or cause to be notified, the first named introducer on such bills as are set for 
hearing before their respective committees as to the date, time and place of 
such hearing. 



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Rule 31. Committee of the Whole House, (a) A Committee of the Whole 
House shall not be formed, except by suspension of the rules, if there be ob- 
jection by any member. 

(b) After passage of a motion to form a Committee of the Whole House, 
the Speaker shall appoint a chairman to preside in committee, and the Speaker 
shall leave the Chair. 

(c) The rules of procedure in the House shall be observed in the Committee 
of the Whole House, so far as they may be applicable, except the rule limiting 
the time of speaking and the previous question. 

(d) In the Committee of the Whole House a motion that the committee rise 
shall always be in order, except when a member is speaking, and shall be de- 
cided without debate. 

(e) When a bill is submitted to the Committee of the Whole House, it shall 
be read and debated by sections, leaving the preamble to be last considered. 
The body of the bill shall not be defaced or interlined, but all amendments, 
noting the page and line, shall be duly entered by the Clerk on a separate paper 
as the same shall be agreed to by the committee, and so reported to the House. 
After report, the bill shall again be subject to be debated and amended by 
sections before a question on its passage be taken. 

VII. HANDLING OF BILLS 

Rule 32. Reference to Committee. Each bill, joint resolution, or House 
resolution not introduced on the report of a committee shall immediately upon 
its introduction be referred by the Speaker to such committee as he deems 
appropriate. 

Rule 33. Introduction of Bills and Resolutions, (a) Every bill shall be in- 
troduced in regular order of business, except upon permission of the Speaker 
or on the report of a committee. 

(b) Any member introducing a bill or resolution shall briefly state in the 
caption the substance of same and the caption shall not be amended. 

(c) A Substitute Bill shall be covered with the same color jacket as the Ori- 
ginal Bill and shall be prefaced as follows: 'House Substitute for' or 'House 
Committee Substitute for ' 

Rule 34. Papers Addressed to the House. Petititions, memorials and other 
papers addressed to the House shall be presented by the Speaker; a brief state- 
ment of the contents thereof may be verbally made by the introducer before 
reference to a committee, but such papers shall not be debated or decided on 
the day of their first being read, unless the House shall direct otherwise. 

Rule 35. Introduction of Bills, Copies Required, (a) Whenever any resolu- 
tion or bill is introduced, a duplicate copy thereof shall be attached thereto, 
and the Principal Clerk shall cause said duplicate copy to be numbered as the 
original resolution or bill is numbered, and shall cause the same to be available 
at all times to the member introducing the same. 

(b) Numbering of House Bills shall be designated as "H. B ' (No. 

following.) A Joint Resolution shall be designated as 'H. J. Res ' (No. 



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following.) A House Resolution shall be designated as 'House Res ' 

(No. following.) 

(c) Whenever a public bill is introduced, it shall be in such form and have 
such copies accompanying same as designated by the Speaker, and any bill 
submitted without the required number of copies shall be immediately returned 
to the introducer. The Clerk shall stamp the copies with the number stamped 
upon the original bill. 

Rule 36. Duplicating of Bills. The Principal Clerk shall cause such bills as 
are introduced to be duplicated in such numbers as may be specified by the 
Speaker. On the morning following the delivery of the copies, the Chief Clerk 
shall cause the Chief Page to have one copy put upon the desk of each member, 
one copy put in the office of each member, and shall retain the other copies 
in his office. A sufficient number of copies for the use of the committee to which 
the bill is referred shall be delivered to the chairman or clerk of that committee 
by the Chief Page. If the bill is passed by the House, the Chief Clerk shall 
deliver the remaining copies to the Principal Clerk of the Senate for the use of 
the Senate. 

Rule 37. Report by Committee. All bills and resolutions shall be reported 
from the committee to which referred, with such recommendations as the 
committee may desire to make. 

(a) Favorable Report. When a committee reports a bill with the recom- 
mendation that it be passed, the bill shall be placed on the favorable calendar. 

(b) Report Without Prejudice. When a committee reports a bill without 
prejudice, the bill shall be placed on the favorable calendar. 

(c) Unfavorable Report. When a committee reports a bill with the recom- 
mendation that it be not passed, and no minority report accompanies it, the 
bill shall be placed on the unfavorable calendar. 

(d) Minority Report. When a bill is reported by a committee with a re- 
commendation that it be not passed, but it is accompanied by a minority 
report signed by at least one-fourth (1/4) of the members of the committee 
who were present and voting when the bill was considered in committee, the 
question before the House shall be: 'The adoption of the minority report.' 
If the minority report is adopted by majority vote, the bill shall be placed on 
the favorable calendar for consideration. If the minority report fails of adoption 
by a majority vote, the bill shall be placed on the unfavorable calendar. 

Rule 38. Removing Bill from Unfavorable Calendar. A bill may be removed 
from the unfavorable calendar upon motion carried by a two-thirds (2/3) vote. 
A motion to remove a bill from the unfavorable calendar is not debatable; but 
the movant may, before making the motion, make a brief and concise state- 
ment, not more than five minutes in length, of the reasons for the motion. 

Rule 39. Reports on Appropriation and Revenue Bills. All committees, other 
than the Committee on Appropriations, when favorably reporting any bill 
which carries an appropriation from the State, shall indicate same in the report, 
and said bill shall be referred to the Committee on Appropriations for a further 
report before being acted upon by the House. All committees, other than the 
Committee on Finance, when favorably reporting any bill which in any way or 



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manner raises revenue or levies a tax or authorizes the issue of bonds or notes, 
whether public, public-local, or private, shall indicate same in the report, and 
said bill shall be referred to the Committee on Finance for a further report 
before being acted upon by the House. 

Rule 40. Recall of Bill from Committee. When a bill has been introduced 
and referred to a committee, if after ten days the committee has failed to report 
there on, then the introducer of the bill or some member designated by him 
may, after three days' public notice given in the House, on motion supported 
by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting, recall the 
same from the committee to the floor of the House for consideration and such 
action thereon as a majority of the members present may direct. 

Rule 41. Calendars. The Clerk of the House shall keep a separate calendar 
of the public, local, and private bills, and shall number them in the order in 
which they are introduced, and all bills shall be disposed of in the order they 
stand upon the Calendar; but the Committee on Rules may at any time arrange 
the order of precedence in which bills may be considered. 

Rule 42. Readings of Bills, (a) Every bill shall receive three readings in the 
House prior to its passage. The introduction of the bill shall constitute its 
first reading, and the Speaker shall give notice at each subsequent reading 
whether it be the second or third reading. 

(b) No bill shall be read more than once on the same day without the con- 
currence of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting. 

Rule 43. Effect of Defeated Bill, (a) Subject to the provisions of subsection 
(b) of this Rule, after a bill has been tabled or has failed to pass on any of its 
readings, the contents of such bill or the principal provisions of its subject 
matter shall not be embodied in any other measure. Upon the point of order 
being raised and sustained by the Chair, such measure shall be laid upon the 
table, and shall not be taken therefrom except by a two-thirds (2/3) vote. 

(b) No local bill shall be held by the Chair to embody the provisions of or 
to be identical with any statewide measure which has been laid upon the table, 
or failed to pass any of its readings. 

Rule 44. Amendments and Riders. No amendment or rider to a bill before 
the House shall be in order unless such rider or amendment is germane to the 
bill under consideration. 

Rule 45. Conference Committees, (a) Whenever the House shall decline or 
refuse to concur in amendments put by the Senate to a bill originating in the 
House, or shall refuse to adopt a substitute adopted by the Senate for a bill 
originating in the House, a conference committee shall be appointed upon 
motion made, consisting of the number named in the motion; and the bill 
under consideration shall thereupon go to and be considered by the joint 
conferees on the part of the House and Senate. 

(b) Only such matters as are in difference between the two houses shall be 
considered by the conferees, and the conference report shall deal only with 
such matters. The conference report shall not be amended. 

(c) Except as herein set out, the rules of the House of Representatives of 
Congress shall govern the appointment, conduct, and reports of the conferees. 



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VIII. LEGISLATIVE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES 

Rule 46. Elected Officers. The House shall elect a Principal Clerk, a Reading 
Clerk and a Sergeant-at-Arms. The Principal Clerk shall continue in office 
until another is elected. 

Rule 47. Assistants to Principal Clerk and Sergeant-at-Arms. The Principal 
Clerk and the Sergeant-at-Arms may appoint, with the approval of the Speaker, 
such assistants as may be necessary to the efficient discharge of the duties of 
their various offices. 

Rule 48. Speaker's Clerk, Chaplain, and Pages, (a) The Speaker may ap- 
point a Clerk to the Speaker, a Chaplain of the House, and pages to wait upon 
the sessions of the House. 

(b) When the House is not in session, the pages shall be under the super- 
vision of the Principal Clerk. 

Rule 49. Committee Clerks, (a) The Speaker may assign a clerk to such 
committee (s) as he may deem necessary and appropriate. 

(b) Whenever the Speaker deems it advisable, he may assign a clerk to act 
for two or more committees. 

(c) The leader of the minority party may, with the approval of the Speaker, 
be assigned a clerk. 

(d) By and with the consent and approval of the Chairman of any of the 
above committees, the Clerk of said committee may be assigned to special duty 
with other committees under the supervision of the Principal Clerk of the 
House. 

Rule 50. Compensation of Clerks, (a) No clerk, laborer, or other person 
employed or appointed under Rules 47, 48 and 49 hereof shall receive during 
such employment, appointment, or service any compensation from any depart- 
ment of the State Government, or from any other source, and there shall not 
be voted, paid or awarded any additional pay, bonus or gratuity to any of them, 
but they shall receive only the pay now provided by law for such duties and 
services. 

(b) Any bill or resolution changing the compensation of House personnel 
shall originate from the Rules Committee upon approval of the Speaker. 

IX. PRIVILEGES OF THE HALL 

Rule 51. Admittance to Floor. No person except members, officers and em- 
ployees of the General Assembly and former members of the General Assembly 
who are not registered under the provisions of Article 9 of Chapter 120 of the 
General Statutes of North Carolina shall be allowed on the floor of the House 
during its session, unless permitted by the Speaker or otherwise provided by 
law. 

Rule 52. Admittance of Press. Reporters wishing to take down debates 
may be admitted by the Speaker, who shall assign such places to them on the 
floor or elsewhere, to effect this object, as shall not interfere with the con- 
venience of the House. 



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Rule 53. Extending Courtesies. Courtesies of the floor, galleries or lobby 
shall not be extended by the Speaker on behalf of any member except upon the 
Speaker's motion and by written request. 

Rule 54. Order in Galleries and Lobby. In case of any disturbance or dis- 
orderly conduct in the galleries or lobby, the Speaker or other presiding officer 
is empowered to order the same to be cleared. 

X. GENERAL RULES 

Rule 55. Attendance of Members. No member or officer of the House shall 
absent himself from the service of the House without leave, unless from sick- 
ness or disability. 

Rule 56. Documents to be Signed by the Speaker. All Acts, addresses, and 
Resolutions and all warrants and subpoenas issued by order of the House shall 
be signed by the Speaker or Presiding Officer. 

Rule 57. There shall be no printing or reproducing of paper (s) that are 
not legislative in essence except upon approval of the Speaker. 

Rule 58. Placement of Material on Members' Desks. Persons other than 
members of the General Assembly, officers or staff thereof shall not place or 
cause to be placed any materials on members' desks without obtaining approval 
of the Speaker. Any printed material so placed shall bear the name of the ori- 
ginator. 

Rule 59. Rules, Rescission and Alteration, (a) No standing rule or order 
shall be rescinded or altered without one day's notice given on the motion there- 
of, and to sustain such motion two-thirds (2/3) of the House shall be required. 

(b) Except as otherwise provided herein, the House upon two-thirds (2/3) 
vote of the members present and voting may temporarily suspend any rule." 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 19, a bill to be entitled an act to make appropriations to provide capital 
improvements for State institutions, departments, and agencies. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

And, 

H. B. 20. a bill to be entitled an act to make appropriations for current 
operations of the State's departments, institutions, and agencies and for other 
purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 



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MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. J. R. 10, a joint resolution congratulating the Greensboro, North Carolina 
Jaycees. 

On motion of Representative Short the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. J. R. 11, a joint resolution honoring the memory of an active and gracious 
lady, Mrs. O. Max Gardner. 

On motion of Representative Falls the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

special message from the senate 

Senate Chamber 
January 21, 1969 

Mr. Speaker: 

It is ordered that a message be sent your Honorable Body with the infor- 
mation that pursuant to Senate Resolution No. 1, "A Joint Resolution relative 
to the inauguration of the Honorable Robert W. Scott as Governor of North 
Carolina; and informing His Excellency, Governor Robert W. Scott, that the 
General Assembly is organized and ready to proceed with public business and 
inviting the Governor to address a Joint Session of the Senate and House of 
Representatives at 12:30 P.M., Wednesday, January 22, 1969". The President 
has appointed the following committee on the part of the Senate to act with a 
like committee on the part of the House to escort His Excellency, the Governor, 
to the Hall of the House to address the Joint Session, Senators Burney of New 
Hanover and Henley of Cumberland. 

Respectfully, 

S/ Roy Rowe 
Principal Clerk 

Pursuant to the above resolution Mr. Speaker Vaughn appoints Repre- 
sentatives Baugh, Bumgardner, and Fenner as a like committee to escort the 
Governor, and the Senate is so notified. 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the following committee appointments: 



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ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL: Representative McMillan of Robe- 
son, Chairman; Representatives Baugh, Mauney and Mohn, Vice-Chairmen; 
Representatives Auman, Barbee, Beard, Carson, Carter, Coble, DeBruhl, 
Euliss, Gregory, Hege, Johnson of Wake, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, 
Penton, Ramsey of Madison, Stewart and Taylor of Transylvania. 

JUDICIARY NO. 1: Representative Godwin of Gates, Chairman; Repre- 
sentatives Love and Rountree, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Andrews, 
Beam, Bryan, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Carson, Coble, Harris, Johnson of 
Cabarrus, Leatherman, Martin, McMichael, McMillan of Wake, Paschall ; 
Penny of Durham, Ridenour, Rose, Soles, Stevens, Taylor of Transylvania and 
Watkins. 

JUDICIARY NO. 2: Representative Hofler, Chairman; Representatives 
Harkins and Strickland, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Boshamer, Britt, 
Campbell of Robeson, Carter, Clark, Elliott, Frye, Fulton, Holshouser, Horton, 
Johnson of Wake, Jones of Rutherford, Penny of Harnett, Ramsey of Person, 
Reid, Short, Snyder, Stewart and Twiggs. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



SEVENTH DAY 



House of Representatives 
Wednesday, January 22, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Church, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Wilton Drake, a former member of the House from Warren 
County. 

On motion of Representative Mitchell, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
the Honorable Clyde Harriss, a former member of the House from Rowan 
County. 

On motion of the Wake Delegation, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
the Honorable John R. Jordan, Jr., a former Senator from Wake County. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the Honorable 
Dan K. Moore, former Governor, and Mrs. Moore. 

The Sergeant-at-Arms announces the approach of the members of the Su- 
preme Court, who are seated in a body for the Joint Session. 



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Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the Honorable 
Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court. 

An indefinite leave is granted Representative Barr due to illness. 

The Sergeant-at-Arms announces the approach of the members of the Council 
of State and Attorney General who are seated in a body for the Joint Session. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to Mrs. Robert W. 
Scott, wife of Governor Scott, and Mrs. John J. Burney, Jr., wife of Senator 
Burney. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to Mrs. Josephine 
Hudson, Aunt of Governor Robert W. Scott, and sister of the late Governor 
Kerr Scott. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Messer for Tuesday, January 
21, Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 23. 

special message from the senate 

Senate Chamber 
January 22, 1969 

Mr. Speaker: 

Pursuant to Senate Resolution No. 1, "a joint resolution relative to the in- 
auguration of the Honorable Robert W. Scott as Governor of North Carolina; 
and informing His Excellency, Governor Robert W. Scott, that the General 
Assembly is organized and ready to proceed with public business and inviting 
the Governor to address a Joint Session of the Senate and House of Represent- 
atives at 12:30 P.M., Wednesday, January 22, 1969", the Senate stands ready 
to repair to the Hall of the House, there to sit in today's Joint Session with 
your Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

S/ Roy Rowe 

Principal Clerk 



JOINT SESSION 

Pursuant to resolution, heretofore adopted, and exchange of messages, the 
Sergeant-at-Arms of the House announces the arrival of the Senate at the door 
of the House. Mr. Speaker Vaughn directs the admittance and seating of the 
Honorable Body. Mr. President Taylor is seated to the right of Mr. Speaker 
Vaughn and is presented the gavel. 

The Joint Assembly is called to order by Mr. President Taylor. 

The Sergeant-at-Arms of the House announces the approach of Governor 
Scott. His Honor enters escorted by Senators Burney and Henley and Repre- 
sentatives Baugh, Bumgardner and Fenner. 

President Taylor recognizes Senator Burney, who presents His Excellency 



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Robert W. Scott, Governor of North Carolina, to the Joint Assembly. Governor 
Scott delivers the following address: 



LEGISLATIVE MESSAGE 

OF 

GOVERNOR ROBERT W. SCOTT 

January 22, 1969 

The State Legislative Building 

Raleigh, North Carolina 

12:30 p. m., Wednesday, January 22, 1969 

"Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice and members of the General 
Assembly of North Carolina: 

The people of North Carolina have elected us to formulate the programs that 
will give impetus to this State in the decade of the Seventies and into the 
future — programs to lead to the good life. 

At the outset, we might as well face the fact that this will be, at the least, a 
challenging session. 

We are reaching a point where the level of expectations is rising at a rate that 
outstrips our capacity to provide them without imposing on ourselves a greater 
burden of stewardship to the State. 

We want better schools. We all want our children to be well taught. We 
want them to start their education at an earlier age and continue it beyond the 
high school. 

We want our schools to tailor programs to fit the need of every child — the 
mentally fast and the mentally slow; the student going on to college and the 
student who wants to prepare now for an occupation. 

We are living in an affluent age, but many are left out of the abundance — the 
mentally and physically handicapped, the children of deprived backgrounds, 
the aged. Many families live on inadequate incomes. 

Sections of our State are awaiting to move out economically and industrially. 
They want and need roads and community facilities to hasten the day. 

Thousands living in North Carolina today will celebrate the year 2000 — -the 
advent of a new century. We need to make the wisest use of our resources. 
We need a unified effort. We need to modernize and streamline government. 

North Carolina has always met the challenge. We have felt no resistance to 
progressive change. In fact, we have sought it and we have benefitted by it. 

The people of North Carolina have elected you and me to see that the State 
does what clearly must be done if we are to meet the challenge of the year 2000. 
We must act now to put the essentials of a good life within reach of every citizen. 



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INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS 

At this moment, there seems to be little doubt that the biggest challenge of 
the next decade will be a struggle to improve our environment. 

It will be an effort to conserve and better utilize our natural resources. There 
will be a great concern to halt air and water pollution; an attempt to banish 
hunger and an effort to remove blight. 

Communities will seek more public facilities to stimulate economic and in- 
dustrial development. Roads and streets, thoroughfares and rapid transit 
systems will be built to move people and commerce and hopefully make trans- 
portation and travel more safe. 

At a time when all levels of government are experiencing unprecedented 
demands for services, we must recognize that all governmental goals are in- 
terrelated. 

Only by close, coordinated interaction with the Federal Government and with 
local governments can the State achieve its goals of better government for all 
its people. Only through partnership with the State can local governments 
provide the services its citizens demand. 

One of the highest priorities during this session and the next four years should 
be efforts to build an effective working partnership between all levels of govern- 
ment. 

I believe we will see efforts during the next four years to place greater re- 
sponsibility on the State, particularly in the State's relationships with local 
governments. 

There are many areas where a better partnership is needed if the State, the 
cities, the towns and the counties are going to meet the needs of North Caro- 
linians where they live, work and play. 

In our urban areas, there are problems of income and housing that only the 
State and municipalities can solve together. There are problems as well in 
rural areas, and, in many respects, the needs of North Carolina are greater in 
the rural areas. 

I will ask for your support in developing programs that will build a partner- 
ship between the State and the communities. 

Among these programs will be a request later in this session for a new depart- 
ment of State government. It will be established for the primary purpose of 
aiding and assisting local governments to meet local needs. 

It will not be the most expensive program — in terms of appropriations — that 
you and I will be asked to undertake during this session and the next four years. 

The nucleus for such a department already exists within the State. What is 
needed now is to bring together in one place — hopefully under one roof — and 
under one administration already existing services which are relevant to modern 
problems of community life. 

Not only will my proposed department actively aid communities, it will in 
the long-run increase efficiency in State government. It will be a service or- 



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ganization whereby the full resources of the State can be called upon by com- 
munities for assistance within the entire spectrum of community problems. 

Let me stress: it will be a service organization and not a regulatory agency. 
The department will be staffed by individuals — many of whom are already 
employed by the State although others will be needed — who have ideas and 
know how in housing, community redevelopment, economic development, local 
taxation and capital planning, land use and development, local and regional 
planning and recreation planning. 

In addition to technical assistance, this department will reap some tangible 
benefits to the State. It will become an important link in Federal-State and 
local programs. It will strengthen the hand of every local government in making 
full and intelligent use of all available assistance programs. 

State Government must be strengthened, particularly in its relation to the 
Federal Government. I intend to work with the Governors of other states to 
enable the states to have a stronger voice and a greater influence in the Federal 
system. 

We will go to Washington to solicit our fair share and we will not overlook 
any program. Many assistance programs go untapped, even though they are 
available to us, simply because we have not made a maximum effort. 

To enable the State to take advantage of worthwhile programs that may 
come along during the biennium, I will request a reserve fund for matching 
grants. This will be a sum of money set aside to be used, upon the approval of 
the Advisory Budget Commission, for matching Federal grants in which the 
State feels it should participate. 

PUBLIC EDUCATION 

Today, more than at any time in our history, North Carolina has the op- 
portunity, challenge and responsibility of providing a full educational opportu- 
nity for every child in the public schools — as well as every child who should be 
in our classrooms. 

The opportunity and the task that confronts all of North Carolina is finding 
the means of implementing and financing a new adventure in public education. 

During the past 12 months, more than 500 North Carolinians representing 
all areas of the State and the major groups involved in public education have 
studied and proposed for our State the goal of a child well taught. 

In the broadest sense, this goal means that every boy and girl will learn how 
to live and how to make a living. That is what education is all about. 

State and local governments must be committed to providing the resources 
that are needed to close the gaps in our public school system. Local govern- 
ments must take the initiative to see that a comprehensive education is available 
to every child. 

In many areas this means the merger of school districts and the consolidation 
of schools. It means in some cases that local governments must do a better job 
of financing school programs. At the State level our administrative structure 
must assure a bold, unified endeavor in public education. 



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The task ahead of us is a big one, but we must begin. I am recommending 
to you: 

First, that you firmly establish the State Board of Education as the policy 
formation agency for public education and that the Board be given the power to 
appoint the Superintendent of Public Instruction. In addition, — the Board 
should be given the authority to adopt criteria for merging school districts and 
to consolidate schools to achieve sound educational programs in all areas of the 
State. 

Second, that financial support of public education be recognized as a cooper- 
ative State, local and federal effort, and that local units be encouraged to pro- 
vide basic minimum participation. I endorse the principal of State incentive 
funds to match local funds which are committed beyond the basic program. 

Third, North Carolina must make some major alterations in its instructional 
program if it is to offer a truly meaningful education to every child. 

As a top priority we must see that every child has a good beginning in his 
educational career. A poor beginning often shows up later in low marks, drop- 
outs and juvenile delinquency. I recommend that you extend public education 
to five-year olds. We should begin with an initial effort extended over a period 
of several years to serve all kindergarten age children in the State. 

I will recommend increased appropriations to offer occupational guidance and 
training to more students than are currently being reached in our vocational 
programs. 

Vocational training needs to be stressed and strengthened in the middle 
grades, for it may offer many young people their best means of preparing for 
effective competition in the job market. It may also provide invaluable in- 
centive for potential dropouts to stay in school. 

Means should be sought to attract more students who need special induce- 
ment into a diversified vocational program. Too few of our schools now have 
student bodies large enough to justify a strong program. Still, effective pro- 
grams can become a reality by school consolidation or other means of offsetting 
the handicap of small school units. 

Fourth, nothing is more important to our goal of a child well taught than the 
quality of teacher provided. Our schools must be staffed with competent, 
dedicated people. We must take meaningful strides toward paying teachers 
the national salary average. 

In return for higher salaries, we will expect a renewed dedication from all 
teachers. At the same time, we must seek solutions to reducing heavy class- 
room loads. 

Fifth, transportation for school children with special needs and a more flexible 
transportation service to accommodate special programs is needed. 

Further, public school bus transportation should be extended to include 
urban and suburban children. As long as the State assumes responsibility for 
school transportation, with all tax payers supporting it, this service should not 
be limited to rural children who live more than one and one-half miles from 
school. 



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HIGHER EDUCATION 

Higher education is another area which must have sustained support. The 
needs in higher education are many. 

Attention must be given to strengthening faculty salaries in all State-sup- 
ported institutions. There is the pressing need to train more people in the 
medical and medically related areas and to upgrade library facilities at all in- 
stitutions of higher learning. 

The role of the traditionally Negro institutions must be expanded in the 
years ahead and special attention given to salaries and remedial assistance in 
these institutions. 

Although I have said many times that not all young people can or should 
attend a college or university, there are many who should but are not doing so. 
A relatively low percentage of our students now continue their education be- 
yond the high school. 

To effectively reach them will require an expansion of the campuses of our 
existing institutions of higher learning. 

Our university must grow physically as the demand increases. But I feel 
there is a limit in the student population of a given campus which should not 
be surpassed for effective administration and instruction. Nevertheless, if we 
follow the philosophy of making a university education available to academi- 
cally qualified students, it is inevitable that the campus expand. I believe the 
wise course is for this expansion to occur in other areas of the State. For this 
reason, I favor the extension of the university system to include Wilmington 
and Asheville-Biltmore Colleges. 

Privately supported colleges and universities play an important role in the 
total higher education program in North Carolina. These institutions educate 
many students, the cost of which would otherwise have to be borne by the 
State. Yet, many of the church-related, non-tax supported institutions face 
financial hardships. 

I recommend, as does the recent study on higher education, a special study 
to consider a State-wide student assistance program. 

COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TECHNICAL INSTITUTES 

I cannot over-emphasize the importance of the community colleges and 
technical institutes to our overall program of post-high school training. The 
50 institutions in this system have grown rapidly, this year enrolling more than 
189,000 students. They have done a remarkable job in both technical and 
vocational instruction and college parallel programs. 

It is through these institutions that we can make a greater effort to reach 
more people — both adults and high school graduates. 

In the technical institutes and community colleges, greater emphasis should 
be placed on vocational opportunities. Programs should be broadened in this 
area. They should be developed in coordination with occupational education 
in the public schools. And this training should be made more relevant to the 



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economy of the State. The emphasis should be on the skills demanded by- 
industry, especially the better-paying industrial and service jobs. 

LAW AND JUSTICE 

Preserving civil peace has always been recognized as the first responsibility 
of government. A government that is unable to afford to all of its citizens the 
security of person and property is not likely to be able to do much else for them. 

Today, we are faced with an increase in the old and familiar varieties of crime 
as well as the growth of organized crime and large scale civil disorders. 

The task of the State is this: to maintain public order while upholding the 
rule of law and pursuing the goal of justice for all citizens. In addition to main- 
taining order, the State must insure that justice embraces the fair treatment of 
individuals; and fair treatment must extend to all aspects of life insofar as it 
is within the government's authority to assure it. 

We must deal effectively with all aspects of law and justice. My immediate 
proposals include: 

First, the prompt establishment of a police information network which is 
designed to link the State, national, and all local law enforcement agencies 
willing to participate, in a high-speed, computerized network for the collection, 
organization and retrieval of information on crime and criminals. 

Second, bills to strengthen the authority of local government in dealing 
promptly and effectively with civil disorders. 

Third, legislation to state clearly the authority and responsibilities of the 
administrators of our public educational institutions to deal promptly and 
effectively with those who attempt to disrupt the normal operation of those 
institutions and disrupt the educational process. 

Fourth, insistence on the equality of treatment of all citizens in their dealings 
with the agencies of the law, and on the equality of protection of all persons and 
their property. 

Fifth, explore the Courts Commission recommendation for the initiation of 
a public defender system in some areas of the state. 

Sixth, strengthen substantially the State Bureau of Investigation by pro- 
viding more funds for manpower and modern equipment. 

On a longer range basis, we must develop a coordinated plan for training of 
all law enforcement officers in the State and urge local governments to take 
advantage of these programs. 

More effective training of enforcement personnel can be accomplished by 
utilizing fully existing training programs and facilities. At the same time, we 
should consider the development of a police academy, especially to assure the 
best training facilities and program possible for our State law enforcement 
agencies. 

I believe there are benefits to be derived from combining the prison, pro- 
bation and paroles departments into a comprehensive correction and rehabili- 



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tation system. Such a department could give the leadership to increase our 
efforts to rehabilitate prisoners, especially juvenile offenders. I recommend 
this proposal be studied carefully by a commission appointed by this General 
Assembly. 

GOOD NEIGHBOR COUNCIL 

Understanding and cooperation among the races are essential. While these 
must be the concern of government generally, we will continue to need for 
sometime a State agency whose main purpose is the improvement of racial 
relations in the State. 

Therefore, I recommend that the Good Neighbor Council be continued and 
that the functions now performed by the Chairman be divided between a part- 
time Chairman of the Council and a full-time Director employed by the Coun- 
cil. The late David Coltrane gave the Council real meaning — a significance of 
purpose. He served as both Chairman and Director, performing both of these 
tasks well. I am asking that these roles now be divided and strengthened. 

I am asking for a full-time Director and staff because I feel that the role of 
the Good Neighbor Council should become more than one of mediating disputes. 
The Council should examine State and local governmental practices in employ- 
ment and in the provision of services. It should encourage the removal of any 
inequities found, reporting to the Governor periodically on problems en- 
countered. 

The Council should continue to encourage and aid the formation of local 
good neighbor councils and should help mediate racial crises on the invitation 
of troubled communities. 

Finally, recognizing that actions speak louder than words, I believe that 
nothing will strengthen the confidence of minorities more surely than a voice in 
government. We will set an example by appointing more members of minor- 
ities to State boards and positions, and urge authorities at both State and local 
levels to follow a similar policy. 



TRANSPORTATION 

Transportation and roads continue to be a pressing need in the State. It 
has been estimated that we would need to spend $4.7 billion dollars in the next 
twenty years to develop the transportation system that is needed to stay 
abreast of economic growth as well as to curb the rising death and injury rate 
on our highways. 

In the area of highways and transportation, we must be ambitious in our 
thinking and in our actions — as costly as such a program will be and as pressing 
as are other programs that demand the State's attention and resources. 

I will propose changes in the structure and composition of the State High- 
way Commission. I favor increasing the Commission's membership. A larger 
commission can better communicate with the people and will be more responsive 
to the needs of the people. Highway divisions now serve up to fourteen counties. 
It's difficult for a commission to effectively serve so large an area. 



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I am concerned that in the areas of highways and transportation that we use 
wisely the large capital outlays that will be needed and that whatever we do 
now and in the next decades will meet the needs of a growing and changing 
State. 

We should think boldly in terms of constructing an arterial system that will 
move people and commerce through our centers of economic growth and that 
will link these urban centers with less populated areas of the State that would 
benefit economically by improved transportation. 

Let us remember, too, that people on our coast use the channels and inlets 
as roadways. We should give more attention to water transportation. A clear 
and open channel means as much as a highway to people who depend on the 
sea for their income. 

We must look toward the development of our airports, particularly local 
airports which are so essential to full industrial development in our State. 
This is one area in which we can work closely with the federal government to 
get some of our federal tax dollars back into North Carolina. It again under- 
scores the need to strengthen the role of the State in federal matters. 



STATE EMPLOYEES 

All of us who are or have been employers know that demanding dedication of 
our employees is only part of the story. A devoted, hard-working employee is 
an employee who is adequately paid and who has the benefits that have become 
a part of the modern, industrial society. 

The State can be no different from the business employer. Its employees 
must have adequate salaries which reflect the rising costs of living. Neither 
should State employees be expected to conduct State business on a per diem 
which is inadequate to meet expenses incurred. 

I favor salary increases and, in addition, an increase in the per diem allowance 
for both in-state and out-of-state travel. 

I will ask you to appropriate funds to provide for time and one-half pay for 
those employees who perform emergency services to protect life, health and 
safety of the public. 

The General Assembly should study the feasibility of establishing a longevity 
and cost-of-living index in the salary schedule of State employees. Under the 
present system, State employees can receive general pay increases only once 
each two years. The cost of living has increased eight per cent since the last 
general pay increase in 1967. 

I favor changes in the State employees retirement program, and will recom- 
mend new benefits, which will not require additional appropriations. 

Finally, I believe a commission should be established to study various hospi- 
talization plans and medical benefits for State employees-benefits that would 
be in keeping with the current cost of hospital service. This study should be 
directed toward specific recommendations for a hospital insurance proposal. 



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NATURAL RESOURCES 

I have stated time and again that I want this administration to be known for 
its concern with planning for the future of North Carolina. Thousands of 
North Carolinians now living will see the advent of the year 2000 celebrated as 
the turn of the century. 

In these future years, all of North Carolina's resources must be conserved and 
utilized so that the fullest benefit will accrue to all of our citizens. We must see 
to it, as we plan for the future, that the great bounties with which God has 
blessed this land are not wasted, misused or destroyed. 

One of these great gifts of nature is the majestic and mysterious Atlantic 
Ocean washing our shores. The Atlantic Ocean and our inland waters are 
frontiers where lie natural resources as yet untapped. With the new emphasis 
being placed throughout the world on the scientific study of seas, oceans and 
water resources, I believe that the State must join in the intensive search for 
answers to the problems and potentials of the ocean and rivers. 

This administration will move to a position of leadership in the field of marine 
science. We will look for ways to determine how the sea can yield more food; 
how our coastline can be protected from winds and tides; what mineral resources 
can be tapped from these depths and how the beaches and shorelines can be 
conserved. 

We will continue to support programs designed to insure that all of our natural 
resources are conserved and that waste and pollution are stopped. 

HEALTH AND WELFARE 

Our State institutions and agencies in the public health and welfare fields 
should be commended for their past work. They must have sustained, and in 
many cases, increased support to stay abreast of increasing patient and case 
loads. 

There are new programs which the State must implement if we are to stay 
abreast of the needs and the services which are becoming available through the 
assistance of the State and Federal governments. Foremost among these, in 
terms of the costs involved, will be the implementation of Title 19 of the Social 
Security Act, commonly known as Medic-aid. 

The mandatory date for states to implement this program and benefit from 
Federal funds which provide hospital and doctor care, home health and nursing 
services and medicines for several categories of the indigent, is January 1, 1970. 

It is essential that North Carolina implement this program, which has been 
recommended in the budget now before you. 

MENTAL HEALTH 

We need to strengthen our program of mental health care, remembering we 
should never lag in our support for those who are not so fortunate so as to be 
able to help themselves. 

I support programs that will aid mentally retarded children. We should 
establish a diagnostic center to pinpoint in infancy the mentally retarded child. 



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I believe one of the most critical problems in the next decade and longer will 
be the shortage of trained manpower in the mental health professions. 

Of course, the shortage of trained manpower is not limited to the mental 
health profession. We must work on programs to increase adequate personnel 
in all the health related fields. 

CULTURAL AFFAIRS 

North Carolina has long been recognized for its cultural achievements and 
its concern for the fine arts. We were the first state to finance art purchases, to 
support outdoor drama and to appropriate funds for a theater building. We 
have a school for the Performing Arts and a fine Symphony Orchestra which 
brings good music to thousands of children and adults throughout the State each 
year. 

To enhance our cultural development I feel the State should lend encourage- 
ment and, where possible, assistance to cultural programs on the local level. 
More historic sites need to be restored and preserved. Heritage and tradition 
are important to a people and it will mean even more to us in the future. 

PARKS AND RECREATION 

In the last third of this century, we will find more people earning more money. 
They will have greater mobility and more leisure time. Experts have predicted 
that the wise utilization of leisure time will be one of the great challenges of the 
future. 

This we must continue to provide for adequate recreational programs and 
areas, and to gradually expand our park system after thorough feasibility 
studies. 

In this regard, I feel the citizens of North Carolina are justified in their in- 
terest in a major zoological park as a recreation, education, research and con- 
servation facility. 

I would like to see North Carolina develop a state zoo, and I recommend 
that you give careful consideration to the necessary enabling legislation to get 
it started. 

LIABILITY INSURANCE RATES 

For some time, I have been concerned about the cost of automobile insurance 
rates, delays in settling claims and the litigation time and costs involved. Many 
other of our citizens share this concern. I think something can be done about 
liability insurance and its cost, and I believe it is possible for North Carolina to 
lead the way in seeking ways to halt spiraling rates. 

This complex problem involves not only rising prices of automobiles and 
automobile parts, but our accident rate, the cost of settling claims and the 
amount of litigation required. 

I urge the General Assembly to appoint a blue ribbon commission to study 
this entire area and the problems that contribute to it, and to make recom- 



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mendations as to what action is needed to make our highways safer and in- 
surance costs lower. 

SENIOR CITIZENS 

Our senior citizens are valuable assets. They have given of their talents to 
help North Carolina grow and prosper. Many have much yet to offer in terms 
of experience and knowledge. 

Our citizens over 65 years should be granted some tax relief so they can live 
more comfortably in retirement. Too many are hard pressed financially to 
make ends meet on a fixed income with ever increasing living costs. 

In my budget message, I will present a tax rebate plan for your consideration. 
It will be a significant gesture of the State's compassion for its senior citizens. 

Because of the limitations of your time, I have not touched on all the matters 
that will be the concern of my administration. Indeed, I have not gone into 
great detail about the programs I have proposed. 

Whenever it seems appropriate, therefore, I will relay to you additional pro- 
posals for your consideration during this Session. I will express my views from 
time to time on matters that come before this distinguished body that affect 
our State and our people. 

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, my program is geared to developing the good 
life for all North Carolinians. It is designed to carry out the four broad goals 
stated in my inaugural address on January 3. 

I believe it is a sound, sensible program. Moreover, it will bring greater 
dividends in the future to all of us. 

During this Session of the General Assembly, we must plan to provide the 
essentials of a good life. Indeed, a realistic plan for the future can be the start 
of a better life — a powerful thrust forward on the endless road of progress. 

The progress we make depends on our working together — carefully and 
creatively — to build a sturdy and constructive program to strengthen North 
Carolina and her people. 

Let the result of our labors give true meaning and purpose to our noble motto: 
'Esse Quam Videri'." 

After the Governor's address, on motion of Senator McGeachy, the Joint 
Assembly dissolves. The Senate repairs to its Chambers and the House resumes 
consideration of its business. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Falls, Jones of Rutherford, and Mauney: 

H. J. R. 21, a joint resolution honoring the memory of an active and gracious 
lady, Mrs. O. Max Gardner. 



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On motion of Representative Falls the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF AN ACTIVE 
AND GRACIOUS LADY, MRS. O. MAX GARDNER. 

WHEREAS, Fay Lamar Webb was born in Shelby on September 7, 1885, 
and died on January 16, 1969, after a lifetime of devotion and inspiration to her 
husband, the late Governor 0. Max Gardner and family; dedicated service to 
her community; to her State and to her nation; and 

WHEREAS, in the death of "Miss Fay" the State has suffered the loss of a 
gracious and active former First Lady who served this State well not only as 
helpmate to her husband, but because, in the words of the then First Lady of 
North Carolina, Mrs. Luther Hodges, "of the kind of life you have lived. You 
have been cheerful amidst adversity, you have been courageous when others 
were cowering, you have been beautiful when others were careless"; and 

WHEREAS, Mrs. O. Max Gardner, as First Lady, contributed to the beauti- 
fication of the Executive Mansion when upon exploring the attic of the Executive 
Mansion, she rediscovered many antiques, restored them and used them in the 
Mansion; established a Library of North Carolina Authors in the Executive 
Mansion, and as she said "a thousand dollars at the time" secured an appro- 
priation of $10,000 to acquire linens, china and furnishings to further beautify 
the Executive Mansion. Unable to acquire a silver service, she used her in- 
genuity in borrowing from relatives and friends; and 

WHEREAS, her social functions in the Executive Mansion were always a 
delight since as a woman of rare charm and exquisite presence she was the perfect 
hostess whether the gathering was for one or for a few hundred; and 

WHEREAS, upon moving to the Nation's Capitol as wife of the Assistant 
Secretary of the Treasury, she was known by society as one of the loveliest of 
ladies — a perfect hostess; and 

WHEREAS, after her husband's sudden death, Mrs. O. Max Gardner dis- 
tinguished herself as the owner and manager of business property, as a member 
of the Board of Trustees of Gardner- Webb College and the Board of North 
Carolina Orthopedic Hospital, the Tryon Palace Commission, the North Caro- 
lina Library and Historical Society, the North Carolina Art Society, the North 
Carolina Society for the Preservation of Antiquities, the North Carolina 
Symphony and many other public service boards and commissions; and 

WHEREAS, she was a State Democratic Committeewoman and attended 
two national Democratic Conventions; and 

WHEREAS, some of the tokens of the high regard with which she was held 
within her own right were the receipt of an Honorary Degree of Humanity from 
the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a dinner honoring her 
for her achievements in Washington, D. C, on November 19, 1959, attended 



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by North Carolina notables in national and state politics as well as by others 
of national prominence: 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the 
Senate concurring: 

Section 1. That in the death of Mrs. O. Max Gardner the State of North 
Carolina has truly suffered the loss of an active and gracious lady. 

Sec. 2. That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of both 
the Senate and the House of Representatives and that a copy of this Resolution 
shall be duly certified by the Secretary of State and by him transferred. 

Sec. 3. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption. 

By Representative Gregory: 

H. B. 22, a bill to be entitled an act to improve and provide public schools of 
a higher standard for the residents of Scotland Neck in Halifax County, to 
establish the Scotland City Administrative Unit, to provide for the admini- 
stration of the public schools in said administrative unit to levy a special tax 
for the public schools of said administrative unit, all of which shall be subject 
to the approval of the voters in a referendum or special election. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Lilley: 

H. B. 23, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of Education of 
Greene County to convey property to the Board of Commissioners of Greene 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Roberson: 

H. B. 24, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the immunity for reporting 
cancer to employees of physicians, pathologists, hospitals and other medical 
facilities. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Soles and Williamson: 

H. B. 25, a bill to be entitled an act to fill the vacancy on the Columbus 
County Board of Education and to appoint a member to said Board. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Strickland: 

H. B. 26, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 165 of the 
General Statutes so as to authorize scholarships for children of war veterans 
to be awarded for private educational institutions as well as State institutions. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 



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COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the appointment of the following com- 
mittees: 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: Representative Andrews, Chair- 
man; Representatives Martin and Strickland, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives 
Beard, Billings, Boshamer, Britt, Clark, Godwin of Gates, Mayfield, McDaniel, 
Penny of Durham, Rhyne, Ridenour, Rose, Soles, Stevens, Taylor of Wake, 
and Warlick. 

EDUCATION: Representative Tart, Chairman; Representatives Beatty 
and Roberson, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Auman, Beam, Billings, Boger, 
Boshamer, Chase, Covington, Everett, Fenner, Frye, Haynes, Johnson of 
Cabarrus, McMillan of Robeson, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, 
Ramsey of Madison, Rose, Royall, Speed, Warlick, and Watkins. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: Representative Leatherman, Chairman; Repre- 
sentatives Church and Stanford, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Andrews, 
Campbell of Mecklenburg, Carson, Coble, Godwin of Gates, Harkins, Hols- 
houser, McDaniel, Messer, Penton, Phillips, Rountree, Snead, Stevens, Taylor 
of Wake, Tolbert, Twiggs, and Vogler. 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Representative Ramsey of Madison, Chairman; 
Representative Fenner, Vice-Chairman — Local Legislation; Representative 
Harkins, Vice-Chairman — General Legislation; Representatives Bumgardner, 
Carson, Harris, Hege, Hofler, Johnson of Cabarrus, Jones of Mecklenburg, 
Jones of Rutherford, Love, Martin, Mauney, McKnight, McMichael, Mitchell, 
Reid, Short, Tolbert, Vogler, Watkins and Wills. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

S. J. R. 8. A Joint Resolution authorizing an official delegation to represent 
the General Assembly at the funeral of the Honorable T. Clarence Stone. 

S. J. R. 10. A Joint Resolution congratulating the Greensboro, North 
Carolina Jaycees. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock noon. 



EIGHTH DAY 



House of Representatives 
Thursday, January 23, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 



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Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

An indefinite leave of absence is granted Representatives Barr and Watkins 
due to illness. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Godwin of Craven for tomorrow. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Ramsey of Person for today. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Garner for tomorrow. 

On motion of the Delegation from Wake, the courtesies of the floor are ex- 
tended to the Honorable William T. Hatch, a former member of the House 
from Wake County. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to Mrs. J. Wilbur 
Bunn and Mrs. Thomas D. Bunn. 

On motion of the Delegation from Wake, the courtesies of the floor are ex- 
tended to the Honorable James C. Little, a former member of the House from 
Wake County. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Taylor of Wake, Johnson of Wake, McMillan of Wake 
and Twiggs: 

H. J. R. 27, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of J. Wilbur 
Bunn, former member of the General Assembly. 

On motion of Representative Taylor of Wake, the rules are suspended and 
the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF 
J. WILBUR BUNN, FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEM- 
BLY. 

WHEREAS, J. Wilbur Bunn died on January 11, 1969; and 

WHEREAS, he was born in Wake County, North Carolina, on the 24th day 
of March, 1883, and received his education in the Wake County Schools and 
Wake Forest College, where he received an LL.B. degree in 1907; and 

WHEREAS, in the death of J. Wilbur Bunn the State has lost a highly cap- 
able attorney who devoted his time, energy and talents to the betterment of the 



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State, serving in the House of Representatives in 1913 and in the North Caro- 
lina Senate in 1917; as President of the North Carolina Prison Board from 1929 
through 1933; member of the North Carolina Board of Conservation and 
Development from 1941 through 1949; and 

WHEREAS, J. Wilbur Bunn, in addition to his service to the State, he 
actively participated in the life of his community, he was a founder of Hayes 
Barton Baptist Church and served as a Life Deacon; was one of the organizers of 
the Raleigh Civitan Club and served as President 1923-1924; as President of the 
Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; as President of the Wake County Bar Associ- 
ation; and, whereas, in addition to his public service, J. Wilbur Bunn was a 
devoted family man with the highest degree of integrity and dealt with kind- 
ness and courtesy to all who knew him in his public and personal life, as well as 
his social and political life; and 

WHEREAS, the General Assembly desires to honor the memory of J. Wilbur 
Bunn and express its sympathy to the surviving members of his family. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRE- 
SENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING: 

Section 1. That the General Assembly recognizes and expresses its appreci- 
ation for the public service rendered by J. Wilbur Bunn which has contributed 
to the betterment of the State of North Carolina. 

Sec. 2. That this Resolution shall become a part of the public records of the 
1969 Session of the General Assembly of North Carolina, and the Secretary of 
State shall cause a certified copy to be transmitted to Mrs. J. Wilbur Bunn. 

Sec. 3. That this Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

By Representatives Boger and Tolbert: 

H. J. R. 28, a joint resolution honoring the Statesville Senior High School 
Band. 

On motion of Representative Boger, the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE STATESVILLE SENIOR 
HIGH SCHOOL BAND. 

WHEREAS, the Statesville Senior High School Band consisting of approxi- 
mately 168 members and directed by Mr. James Calabrese is well known in the 
State of North Carolina and enjoys a fine reputation for its showmanship and 
musical ability; and 

WHEREAS, the Band was recently honored by the request that it participate 
in the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D. C; and 

WHEREAS, it is altogether fitting and proper that the General Assembly of 
North Carolina pay tribute to this fine Band and its Director; 



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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRE- 
SENTATIVES, THE SENATE CONCURRING: 

Section 1. That in the Director and members of the Statesville Senior High 
School Band, North Carolina and Statesville have a group of which they are 
genuinely proud and which the General Assembly honors by this Resolution. 

Sec. 2. That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of both 
the House of Representatives and the Senate and that a copy of this Resolution 
shall be duly certified by the Secretary of State and by him transmitted to the 
Statesville Senior High School Band. 

Sec. 3. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

By Representative Jones of Rutherford: 

H. B. 29, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 50-10 so as to 
permit non-jury trials of divorce actions when service is by publication. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives DeBruhl, Harkins, Stevens and Beam: 

H. B. 30, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes, relating to income tax, so as to exclude from gross income certain 
local law enforcement officers' retirement benefits. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Paschall and Campbell of Wilson: 

H. B. 31, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the receipt of unordered 
merchandise so as to provide that the recipient thereof is not liable for the pay- 
ment thereof. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Carson: 

H. B. 32, a bill to be entitled an act to modify the motor vehicle restrictions 
pertaining to passing at railroad intersections. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Mohn: 

H. B. 33, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 20, Article 2, of the 
General Statutes of North Carolina by adding thereto new subsections desig- 
nated General Statutes 20-17 (9) and General Statutes 20-19 (h) increasing 
the penalty for excessive speed to avoid apprehension by a peace officer. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Jernigan and Martin: 

H. B. 34, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for historic preser- 
vation in the town of Murfreesboro. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Mohn, Ragsdale and Moore: 



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H. B. 35, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite Chapter 630, Session Laws of 
1967, so as to provide for the at large nomination and election of members of 
the Board of Education of Onslow County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the following committees: 

AGRICULTURE: Representative Speed, Chairman; Representatives 
Everett, Falls and McFadyen, Vice-Chairmen, • Representatives Auman, Barbee, 
Barker, Beard, Bostian, Burrus, Chase, Covington, Culpepper, Eagles, Gentry, 
Johnson of Duplin, Lilley, Moore, Payne, Roberson, Stanford, Tart, Taylor 
of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Whitley and Williamson. 

BANKS AND BANKING: Representative Eagles, Chairman; Repre- 
sentatives Gentry, Hofler, and Paschall, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives 
Barker, Blake, Church, Clark, Covington, DeBruhl, Frye, Green, Gregory, 
Godwin of Craven, Holshouser, Mayfield, Mills, Ridenour, Roberson, Stevens, 
Stewart, Warlick and Wills. 

INSURANCE: Representative Ramsey of Person, Chairman; Repre- 
sentatives Collins and Ragsdale, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Beam, 
Boshamer, Carter, Euliss, Harkins, Jones of Mecklenburg, Kincaid, McFadyen, 
McKnight, McMichael, Mitchell, Reid, Rhyne, Rose, Short, Snyder, Soles, 
and Taylor of Transylvania. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock A. M. 



NINTH DAY 

House op Representatives 
Friday, January 24, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

As requested by Mr. Speaker Vaughn, the name of Representative Roberson 
is withdrawn from the Committee on Appropriations and placed on the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

introduction of bills and resolutions 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of 
as follows: 



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By Representative Stewart: 

H. B. 36, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the city of 
Mount Holly so as to create a city council consisting of five members. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Carson: 

H. B. 37, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes so as to set forth the fiduciary duties of presidential electors and to 
provide that a violation of such trust shall be a felony. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 



COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the following committee appointments: 

ROADS: Representative Mills, Chairman; Representatives Bumgardner, 
Culpepper, Gentry and Jernigan, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Barker, 
Barr, Billings, Blake, Bradley, Burrus, DeBruhl, Falls, Fenner, Garner, Green, 
Hicks, Lilley, Mohn, Payne, Ramsey of Madison, Rose, Royall, Speed and 
Vogler. 

MANUFACTURERS AND LABOR: Representative Messer, Chairman; 
Representatives Jones of Mecklenburg, Twiggs and Royall, Vice-Chairmen; 
Representatives Beatty, Clark, DeBruhl, Hege, Hicks, Jemison, Johnson of 
Duplin, Mauney, Mayfield, McKnight, Penny of Durham, Quinn, Snyder, 
Speed, Speros and Wills. 

CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Representative Jernigan, 
Chairman; Representatives Beatty, Burrus, Bryan and Roberson, Vice-Chair- 
men; Representatives Auman, Barker, Barr, Coble, Culpepper, Garner, Green, 
Gregory, Everett, Hege, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Lilley, Love, Mauney, 
McKnight, McMillan of Wake, Mills, Moore, Paschall, Rose, Snead, Speros, 
Stevens, Whitley and Wills. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock A. M. 



TENTH DAY 



House of Representatives 
Saturday, January 25, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative McMillan of Wake, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker 
Pro Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Mr. Hal Pope, member of the Sergeant-at-Arms staff. 



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Representative Taylor of Wake, for the Committee on the Rules and Op- 
eration of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Taylor of Wake, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet Monday night at 8:00 o'clock P.M. 



ELEVENTH DAY 

House of representatives 
Monday Night, January 27, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Soles, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
the Honorable John W. Jeannette, a member of the General Assembly of 
South Carolina. 

On motion of Representative Love, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable J. C. Pittman of Lee County, former Judge of the Superior 
Court. 

On motion of the Guilford Delegation, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to Judge James C. Exum, Jr., of the Superior Court, a former member of the 
House from Guilford County. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Baugh: 

H. R. 38, a House resolution referring a study on consolidation of counties 
to the House subcommittee on Personnel and Long-Range Planning. 

On motion of Representative Baugh the resolution is adopted. 

"A HOUSE RESOLUTION REFERRING A STUDY ON CONSOLIDATION 
OF COUNTIES TO THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL 
AND LONG-RANGE PLANNING. 

WHEREAS, there is a great need to undertake a study of possible long-range 
plans in consolidating present counties of the State or in creating new, larger 
counties; and 



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WHEREAS, such consolidation would appear to be necessary for more 
efficient and less expensive government on the county level; and 

WHEREAS, the House subcommittee on Personnel and Long-Range Plan- 
ning could properly undertake such a study; 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House: 

Section 1. That the House subcommittee on Personnel and Long-Range 
Planning be directed to undertake a study of the feasibility of consolidating 
counties or creating new counties, the effect of such consolidation on local 
government, and any and all aspects of county government which might be 
affected by such consolidation. 

Sec. 2 (a) The subcommittee may hold meetings and hearings at such times 
and places as it deems convenient. 

(b) Upon request of the subcommittee, every State department or agency 
and every county or local government shall provide the subcommittee with 
any information in its possession that the subcommittee deems pertinent to 
its inquiry. 

Sec. 3 (a) If members of the subcommittee are not otherwise being compen- 
sated, they shall receive reimbursement for travel and subsistence expenses 
actually incurred in the performance of their duties at the rate specified in 
General Statutes Sec. 138-5 (b). 

(b) If compensated pursuant to the provisions of General Statutes Sec. 
138-5 (b), the expenses shall be paid from the contingency and emergency fund 
pursuant to the procedure prescribed in General Statutes Sec. 143-12. 

Sec. 4. This Resolution shall become effective upon and after its adoption." 

By Representative Campbell of Wilson: 

H. J. R. 39, a joint resolution honoring the memory of a distinguished servant 
of the people of North Carolina, Dr. Fredrick P. Brooks. 

On motion of Representative Campbell of Wilson, the rules are suspended 
and the resolution is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF A DISTIN- 
GUISHED SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE OF NORTH CAROLINA, DR. 
FREDRICK P. BROOKS. 

WHEREAS, Fredrick P. Brooks of Greenville, who was a native of Kinston, 
North Carolina, has practiced the art and science of medicine in the City of 
Greenville for the past 35 years in a most dedicated manner; and 

WHEREAS, he was a former member of the medical faculty of the University 
of North Carolina; and 

WHEREAS, Dr. Fredrick P. Brooks is survived by a lovely wife and dis- 
tinguished family; and 



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WHEREAS, he was the father of the Honorable John C. Brooks, the first 
and present administrative officer of this 1969 General Assembly: 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House, the Senate concurring: 

That in the death of Dr. Fredrick P. Brooks, the State of North Carolina 
has sustained the loss of an outstanding citizen and physician, and that a copy 
of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of both the Senate and House 
of Representatives, and that a copy of this Resolution be duly certified by the 
Secretary of State and transmitted by him to the family of Dr. Fredrick P. 
Brooks, and that this Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

By Representatives Messer and Ramsey of Madison: 

H. B. 40, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1073 of the Session 
Laws of 1959, relating to the issuance of pistol permits, so as to make the same 
applicable to Haywood County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Carter, Rose and Raynor: 

H. B. 41, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 9 of the General 
Statutes so as to permit persons sixty-five years of age or over to be excused 
from jury duty. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representative Carson: 

H. B. 42, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the waiver of a jury in actions 
for absolute divorce based on one year separation. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representative Stewart: 

H. B. 43, a bill to be entitled an act repealing Chapter 5 of the 1965 Session 
Laws and amending a portion of Section 1 of Chapter 34 of the 1953 Session 
Laws of North Carolina to revise and establish ward boundary lines of the City 
of Gastonia. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Kincaid, Fulton and Bostian: 

H. B. 44, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Lenoir, Chapter 487 of the Session Laws of 1967, to fix the organization meeting 
of the City Council. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Beatty: 

H. B. 45, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article VI of the Constitution 
of North Carolina so as to reduce the time of residence of voters to six months. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representatives Speros, Quinn, Auman, Baugh, Beam, Beatty, Boshamer, 



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Bumgardner, Campbell of Robeson, Carter, Chase, Church, Covington, Cul- 
pepper, Debruhl, Fenner, Frye, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Harkins, 
Harris, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Martin, McFadyen, 
McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Ramsey of 
Madison, Raynor, Reid, Rose, Royall, Snead, Speed, Stevens, Strickland, 
Tart, Taylor of Wake, Williamson and Clark: 

H. B. 46, a bill to be entitled an act to provide that residents of this State 
over 65 years of age may secure fishing licenses without the payment of any 
license fees. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 



COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the following committee appointments: 

HEALTH: Representative Chase, Chairman; Representatives Barbee, 
McMillan of Wake, Raynor and Royall, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives 
Barker, Beam, Blake, Bostian, Bryan, Bumgardner, Campbell of Wilson, 
Covington, Elliott, Euliss, Falls, Fulton, Godwin of Craven, Gregory, Haynes, 
Hege, Hicks, Jemison, Johnson of Duplin, Mills, Mitchell, Phillips, Quinn and 
Stanford. 

HIGHWAY SAFETY: Representative Paschall, Chairman; Representatives 
Auman, Euliss, McMillan of Robeson and Ragsdale, Vice-Chairmen; Repre- 
sentatives Boger, Bumgardner, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, 
Campbell of Wilson, Eagles, Falls, Fenner, Harris, Haynes, Horton, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Leatherman, McKnight, McMillan 
of Wake, Mohn, Penny of Harnett, Ramsey of Person, Short, Snyder, Strickland, 
Tolbert, Twiggs, Warlick and Whitley. 

PUBLIC WELFARE: Representative Green, Chairman; Representatives 
Love, Phillips, Raynor and Stanford, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Barr, 
Baugh, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, 
Chase, Clark, Collins, Frye, Fulton, Gentry, Harris, Jemison, Messer, Mitchell, 
Mohn, Penny of Harnett, Rhyne, Ridenour, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, 
Troxell, Whitley and Williamson. 

On motion of Representative Barbee, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



TWELFTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Tuesday, January 28, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 



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Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Monday night has been exam- 
ined, found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

Representative Martin moves that the vote by which H. R. 38, entitled 
"a House resolution referring a study on consolidation of counties to the House 
Subcommittee on Personnel and Long-Range Planning.", was adopted be re- 
considered. The motion fails of adoption. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place 
on the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 

H. B. 24, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the immunity for reporting 
cancer to employees of physicians, pathologists, hospitals and other medical 
facilities. 

With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Rountree, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell 
of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, 
DeBruhl, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Johnson of Duplin, Jones of Rutherford, 
Love, McFadyen, Messer, Mohn, Paschall, Penny of Durham, Phillips, Rose, 
Royall, Stevens, Strickland, Tart and Moore: 

H. B. 47, a bill to be entitled an act pertaining to the labeling of alcoholic 
beverages sold in North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representative Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 48, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for uniform annual observances 
of certain legal public holidays on Mondays. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 



COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the following committee appointments: 

MENTAL HEALTH: Representative Raynor, Chairman; Representatives 
Chase, Culpepper, McFadyen and Penny of Durham, Vice Chairmen; Repre- 
sentatives Andrews, Barker, Barr, Beard, Beatty, Blake, Burrus, Campbell of 



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Wilson, Coble, Elliott, Fulton, Garner, Hofler, Jones of Rutherford, Messer, 
Penton, Reid, Stewart, Troxell and Watkins. 

STATE GOVERNMENT: Representative Vogler, Chairman; Repre- 
sentatives Britt, Church, Leatherman and Phillips, Vice Chairmen; Representa- 
tives Baugh, Boger, Bradley, Campbell of Robeson, Godwin of Craven, Hicks, 
Horton, Jemison, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Lilley, McDaniel, Mitchell, 
Penny of Harnett, Penton, Quinn, Ragsdale, Raynor, Rhyne, Snead, Stevens, 
Stewart, Troxell and Williamson. 

STATE PERSONNEL: Representative Britt, Chairman; Representatives 
Eagles, Everett, Godwin of Craven and Martin, Vice Chairmen; Represen- 
tatives Boger, Bostian, Bradley, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Carter, Church, 
Collins, Haynes, Hicks, Horton, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Kincaid, May- 
field, Payne, Phillips, Ragsdale, Reid, Rhyne, Snead, Soles, Speros, Tart, 
Taylor of Wake and Williamson. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State : 

S. J. R. 11, a Joint Resolution honoring the memory of an active and gracious 
lady, Mrs. 0. Max Gardner. 

H. J. R. 16, a Joint Resolution recognizing the East Rutherford High School 
Band. 

H. J. R. 2, a Joint Resolution honoring Mrs. John B. Spilman, Sr., for her 
outstanding service as Executive Director of the North Carolina Mental 
Health Association. 

H. J. R. 27, a Joint Resolution honoring the life and memory of J. Wilbur 
Bunn, former member of the General Assembly. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



THIRTEENTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, January 29, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by Representative Troxell. 

Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on the Rules and 



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Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Messer for today, Thursday, 
and Friday. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Ragsdale for tomorrow. 



INTRODUCTION OP BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Ramsey of Madison, and Messer: 

H. B. 49, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize county boards of elections 
to conduct a new registration of voters during the year 1969 pursuant to in- 
stalling loose-leaf registration as required by General Statutes 163-65. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representatives Falls, Jernigan, Fenner, Harkins, Johnson of Duplin 
and Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 50, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of County Com- 
missioners of the several counties of the State to fix their compensation. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Falls, Andrews, Fenner, Harkins, Jernigan, Johnson 
of Duplin, and Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 51, a bill to be entitled an act to fix a uniform schedule of fees to be 
charged by the registers of deeds throughout North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Jernigan, Fenner, Johnson of Duplin, Harkins, Falls, 
and Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 52, a bill to be entitled an act to allow the governing bodies of the 
several cities and towns of the State to fix their own compensation. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Johnson of Wake, Falls, Fenner, Harkins, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Duplin, Phillips and Short: 

H. B. 53, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the qualified voters of the 
several cities and towns of the State to amend their corporate charters con- 
cerning the mode of selection of the governing board. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Johnson of Wake, Falls, Fenner, Harkins, Jernigan, and 
Johnson of Duplin: 

H. B. 54, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of Commissioners 
of any county to modify the composition and mode of election of the board. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



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By Representatives Harkins, Falls, Fenner, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, 
and Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 55, a bill to be entitled an act removing county exemptions from certain 
General Statutes. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Bryan, Raynor, Carter, and Rose: 

H. B. 56, a bill to be entitled an act to make the eight year statute of limi- 
tations on Ad Valorem Tax Refunds contained in General Statutes 105-405.1 
applicable in Cumberland County and Fayetteville by repealing Chapter 676 
of the Session Laws of 1959. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Fenner, Harkins, Johnson of Wake, Jernigan, Falls, 
and Johnson of Duplin: 

H. B. 57, a bill to be entitled an act granting ordinance-making authority 
to counties. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives McMillan of Robeson, Stewart, Reid, McFayden, 
Rountree, Chase, and Jones of Rutherford: 

H. B. 58, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 24-10 relating 
to 7% interest on residential loans so as to permit 7% interest on certain church 
building and improvement loans. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 24, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the immunity for reporting 
cancer to employees of physicians, pathologists, hospitals and other medical 
facilities. 

Representative Bryan offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



FOURTEENTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Thursday, January 30, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 



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Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Ridenour, the courtesies of the floor are ex- 
tended to the Honorable P. M. Sawyer, a former member of the House from 
Forsyth County. 

On motion of Representative DeBruhl, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Bruce Elmore, a former member of the House from Swain 
County. 

On motion of Representatives Williamson and Soles, the courtesies of the 
floor are extended to the Honorable Clinton Bellamy, former Recorder Court 
Judge from Brunswick County. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Barr for today. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Stanford for tomorrow. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Wills for today, Friday and 
Monday night. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn recognizes Representative Mauney who presents 
Mr. Van H. Ramsey of Shelby. Mr. Ramsey introduces a group of young 
ladies from the First Baptist Church in Shelby who give a program in song. 

As requested by Mr. Speaker Vaughn, the following changes are made in 
the Committee assignments: 

Add Campbell of Robeson to Education 

Add Church to Conservation and Development 

Make Short Vice-Chairman of Insurance 

Make Falls Vice-Chairman of Public Utilities 

Make Messer Vice-Chairman of Higher Education 

Make Godwin of Craven Vice-Chairman of Banks and Banking 

Make Auman Vice-Chairman of Alcoholic Beverage Control 

Make Hicks Vice-Chairman of Manufacturers and Labor 

Make McMichael Vice-Chairman of Insurance 

Make Mills Vice-Chairman of Rules and Operation of the House 

Make Penny of Durham Vice-Chairman of Constitutional Amendments 

Make Stewart Vice Chairman of Judiciary No. 2 

Make Vogler Vice Chairman of Finance 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 



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titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 

H. B. 32, a bill to be entitled an act to modify the motor vehicle restrictions 
pertaining to passing at railroad intersections. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 14, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 338 of the Session Laws 
of 1963 relating to the boundary lines of the Lenoir School Administrative 
Unit. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 36, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Mount Holly so as to create a city council consisting of five members. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 40, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1073 of the Session 
Laws of 1959, relating to the issuance of pistol permits, so as to make the 
same applicable to Haywood County. 

With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of 
as follows: 

By Representatives Clark and Mills: 

H. B. 59, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds to the State Depart- 
ment of Agriculture for the purchase of equipment for a poultry disease diag- 
nostic laboratory in connection with the Union County Governmental Building 
at Monroe. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Jones of Mecklenburg, Royall, Vogler, Rountree, Stan- 
ford, Reid, McKnight, Hofler and Chase: 

H. B. 60, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize and make uniform the 
procedure making a gift of all or part of a human body after death for specified 
purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representative Rhyne: 

H. B. 61, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 87 of the 
General Statutes so as to increase from $20,000.00 to $35,000.00 the cost of 
an undertaking which will require a contractor to have a general contractor's 
license. 



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Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative McKnight: 

H. B. 62, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 12A of Chapter 143 
of the General Statutes relating to the death benefits for law enforcement 
officers. 

Referred to Committee on Insurance. 

By Representative Covington: 

H. B. 63, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 199, Session Laws 
of 1965, to allocate the profits earned by the City of Rockingham Board of 
Alcoholic Control and to provide for the appointment of members to the 
Board. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Paschall: 

H. B. 64, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 143-117 
relating to payment of costs by patients at certain state institutions so as to 
include the North Carolina Sanatorium System. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 

By Representatives Strickland, Chase, Culpepper, Royall, Everett, Baugh 
and Bryan: 

H. B. 65, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-116 and 
General Statutes 105-120 to revise the allocation formula for franchise taxes. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Carson, Johnson of Cabarrus, Coble and Holshouser: 

H. B. 66, a bill to be entitled an act to set forth the offense of assault with a 
deadly weapon upon a law enforcement officer or fireman and provide for 
punishment for violation thereof. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Beatty, Short, Blake, Ridenour, Lilley, Frye, Mitchell, 
Britt, Clark, Speros, Love, Carson, Mayfield, Harkins, Johnson of Cabarrus, 
McMillan of Wake, Twiggs, Raynor, Jones of Rutherford, Collins, Strickland, 
Stevens, Haynes and Stanford: 

H. B. 67, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article VI of the Constitution 
of North Carolina so as to lower the minimum voting age to 18. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representative Stewart: 

H. B. 68, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes so as to provide for absentee voting in statewide primary elections. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representative Rhyne: 



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H. B. 69, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 160 of the General 
Statutes to provide that policemen and firemen who are non-residents may be 
employed. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 



MESSAGE PROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. J. R. 51, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Wilbur Hoke 
Currie, former member of the General Assembly. 

Passes first reading. 

On motion of Representative Auman the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 



COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the following committees: 

COMMERCIAL FISHERIES AND OYSTER INDUSTRY: Repre- 
sentative Williamson, Chairman; Representatives Burrus and Johnson of 
Duplin, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Boshamer, Bradley, Bryan, Leather- 
man, Mayfield, Moore, Penton, Roberson, Snead and Soles. 

COMMISSIONS AND INSTITUTIONS FOR THE BLIND AND DEAF: 

Representative McMillan of Wake, Chairman; Representatives Andrews, 
Elliott, Mauney and Paschall, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Baugh, Coving- 
ton, Harris, Payne, Raynor, Royall, Tolbert and Whitley. 

COURTS AND JUDICIAL DISTRICTS: Representative Short, Chair- 
man; Representatives Britt, Godwin of Gates, Ramsey of Person and Snyder, 
Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Carson, Carter, Harris, Holshouser, Horton, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Jones of Rutherford, Love, Penny of Harnett, Reid, 
Rhyne, Ridenour, Rountree and Watkins. 

ELECTION LAWS: Representative Gentry, Chairman; Representatives 
Euliss, McMichael, Messer and Vogler, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives 
Bradley, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Covington, Garner, Hege, Holshouser, 
Martin, Rountree and Strickland. 

LIBRARY: Representative Auman, Chairman; Representative Strickland, 
Vice-Chairman; Representatives Barbee, Blake, Campbell of Wilson, Mc- 
Millan of Robeson, Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Ridenour, Stanford, Warlick, 
and Wills. 

MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Representative Godwin of 
Craven, Chairman; Representative Speed, Vice-Chairman; Representatives 
Beam, Beatty, Bostian, Bumgardner, Campbell of Robeson, DeBruhl, Mc- 
Daniel, Mitchell, Raynor, Snead, Strickland and Troxell. 



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UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES: Representative Stanford, Chairman; Repre- 
sentatives Gregory, Jones of Mecklenburg, Taylor of Wake, and Twiggs, Vice- 
Chairmen; Representatives Andrews, Boger, Church, Collins, Haynes, Horton, 
Mohn, Penton, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Soles and Troxell. 

WATER AND AIR RESOURCES: Representative Ragsdale, Chairman; 
Representatives Barr and Roberson, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Blake, 
Boshamer, Burrus, Bryan, Culpepper, Fulton, Jernigan, Lilley, Mauney, 
McFadyen, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake and Speros. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following Bills and Resolutions properly 
enrolled and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 

H. J. R. 28. A joint resolution honoring the Statesville Senoir High School 
Band. 

H. J. R. 39. A joint resolution honoring the memory of a distinguished 
servant of the people of North Carolina, Dr. Fredrick P. Brooks. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duiy seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at ten o'clock A. M. 



FIFTEENTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Friday, January 31, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Collins, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of the 
House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, and 
without objection the same stands approved as written. 

report of committees 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Tart, for the Committee on Education: 

H. B. 17, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the election of members of the 
Anson County Board of Education so as to decrease the number elected in 1972 
from three to two and to increase the number elected in 1974 from one to two. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 23, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of Education of 
Greene County to convey property to the Board of Commissioners of Greene 
County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 25, a bill to be entitled an act to fill the vacancy on the Columbus 
County Board of Education and to appoint a member to said Board. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives McMillan of Wake, Johnson of Wake, Taylor of Wake 
and Twiggs: 

H. J. R. 70, a joint resolution expressing the gratitude of the General As- 
sembly to Mrs. Annie E. Cooper for her services to the State. 

On motion of Representative McMillan of Wake the rules are suspended and 
the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representative McKnight: 

H. B. 71, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-216 con- 
cerning passing of horses and other draft animals. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Twiggs and McMillan of Wake: 

H. B. 72, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds to the Governor 
Morehead School, Raleigh, North Carolina, to provide capital improvements. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Ramsey of Person and Leatherman: 

H. R. 73, a resolution requesting that the "breatherlizer" be tested simul- 
taneously with an actual blood test to determine the correlation between the 
actual alcoholic blood content and the reading prescribed by the "breatherlizer", 
said test to be conducted before the House Highway Safety Committee. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 



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S. B. 9, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 338 of the Session Laws 
of 1963 relating to the boundary lines of the Lenoir School Administrative Unit. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 14, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 338 of the Session Laws 
of 1963 relating to the boundary lines of the Lenoir School Administrative Unit. 

On motion of Representative Kincaid consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Friday, February 7, 1969. 

H. B. 32, a bill to be entitled an act to modify the motor vehicle restrictions 
pertaining to passing at railroad intersections. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 36, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the charter of the city of Mount 
Holly so as to create a city council consisting of five members. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 40, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1073 of the Session 
Laws of 1959, relating to the issuance of pistol permits, so as to make the same 
applicable to Haywood County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at ten o'clock A. M. 



SIXTEENTH DAY 



House op Representatives 
Saturday, February 1, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative Twiggs, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker Pro Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Representative Taylor of Wake. 

Representative Twiggs, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of 
the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, 
and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

Pursuant to motion adopted on yesterday, the House is declared adjourned 
by Mr. Speaker Pro Tempore Twiggs to meet Monday night at 8:00 P.M. 



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SEVENTEENTH DAY 

House op Representatives 
Monday night, February 3, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted to the following for tonight: Representatives 
Boshamer, Covington and Soles. 

An indefinite leave of absence is granted Representative Harkins due to 
illness. 

On motion of Representative Lilley, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable I. Joseph Horton, a former member of the House from Greene 
County. 

As requested by Mr. Speaker Vaughn the following changes are made in 
committee assignments: 

Remove Representative Messer from Committee on Election Laws. 

Add Representative Warlick to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

Remove Representative Taylor of Wake as Vice-Chairman on the Committee 
of University Trustees, but leave as a member of the committee. 

Add Representative Andrews as Vice-Chairman on Committee of University 
Trustees. 

Add Representative Bostian to Committee on University Trustees. 

Remove Representative Barker from Committee on Mental Health. 

Remove Representative Falls from Committee on Health. 

Remove Representative Johnson of Duplin from Committee on State Per- 
sonnel. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Watkins, Church, Speed, and Ramsey of Person: 

H. J. R. 74, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Franklin 
Wills Hancock, Jr., former member of the General Assembly of North Carolina 
and the United States House of Representatives. 

On motion of Representative Watkins the rules are suspended and the bill 
is placed on its immediate passage. 



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Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF 
FRANKLIN WILLS HANCOCK, JR., FORMER MEMBER OF THE 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA AND THE UNITED 
STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

WHEREAS, Franklin Wills Hancock, Jr., was born in Oxford, North Caro- 
lina on November 1, 1894 to Franklin W. Hancock and Lizzie Hobgood Han- 
cock; and 

WHEREAS, he attended Horner Military Academy and public and private 
schools in Oxford and Warrenton, North Carolina and the University of North 
Carolina and its Law School at Chapel Hill; and 

WHEREAS, he received his law license in 1916 and practiced law in Greens- 
boro and Oxford, North Carolina and with the United States Department of 
Justice in Cheyenne, Wyoming and served as Judge of the Recorder's Court in 
Granville County; and 

WHEREAS, he served his party with distinction as chairman of the Demo- 
cratic Executive Committee of Granville County and once as a presidential 
elector from his congressional district; and 

WHEREAS, he served his State as a member of the House of Representatives 
in 1929 and 1943 and as a State Senator in 1927, contributing substantially to 
the development of the public school system in North Carolina through the 
sponsorship and passage of a school bill which still bears his name; and 

WHEREAS, he rendered outstanding service to his State and to his country 
in the United States Congress as Representative from the then Imperial Fifth 
Congressional District, serving continuously in this capacity from 1930 until 
1938, distinguishing himself for his sponsorship of legislation establishing the 
Federal Home Loan Bank System, the Federal Housing Administration Act, 
the Homeowners Loan Corporation, the act insuring bank deposits, the tobacco 
grading bill and other far reaching and significantly beneficial legislation; and 

WHEREAS, after an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate in 1938, 
he again returned to public duty and responsibilities by serving as a member of 
the Federal Home Loan Bank Board in Washington, D. C, relinguishing this 
position when war economics consolidated this agency into the single National 
Housing Authority in 1942 — such a move being publicly endorsed by him; 
by service as President and administrative head of the Commodity Credit 
Corporation; as administrator of the Farm Security Administration and as a 
special representative of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and Defense 
Plant Corporation; and 

WHEREAS, he served for several years as a member of the Board of Trustees 
of the Greater University of North Carolina; and 

WHEREAS, after a long life of public service he contributed substantially 
with time and effort to numerous activities adding to the growth, development 



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and welfare of his town, his State and his nation with significant benefaction 
in the area of public health and the promotion of home ownership; and 

WHEREAS, in all of his positions of leadership and administration he gave 
unstintingly of his time to those who cared to discuss their problems, their views 
and press for their requests; and 

WHEREAS, he was married to Lucy Landis of Oxford, North Carolina on 
May 12, 1917 and this union was blessed with four sons, three daughters, 
twenty-five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and 

WHEREAS, the General Assembly wishes to record its appreciation of the 
full and rewarding life and service of Frank Wills Hancock, Jr., to his com- 
munity, State and nation, and to express its sympathy to his family; 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the 
Senate concurring; 

Section 1. That in the death of Frank Wills Hancock, Jr., the State of North 
Carolina lost one of its most able and conscientious and useful citizens and public 
servants. 

Sec. 2. That the General Assembly does hereby express its appreciation and 
gratitude for the life and career of and contributions made by Frank Wills 
Hancock, Jr. 

Sec. 3. That the General Assembly extends its sincere sympathy to the 
family of Frank Wills Hancock, Jr., in the loss of its distinguished and out- 
standing member. 

Sec. 4. That this Resolution shall be a part of the public records of this 
Session of the General Assembly and that a copy shall be duly certified by the 
Secretary of State and transmitted to the family of Frank Wills Hancock, Jr. 

Sec. 5. That this Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

By Representative Bumgardner: 

H. B. 75, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-114.1 
making unlawful the act of disobeying the directions of an officer directing 
traffic. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Rountree and Reid: 

H. B. 76, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 47-17.1 so as 
to require that certain papers and documents registered in Pitt County show 
there-on the name of the draftsman. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Jones of Rutherford, and Fulton: 

H. B. 77, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 30-15 so as 
to increase the year's allowance of a surviving spouse to two thousand dollars. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Beatty, and Johnson of Cabarrus: 



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H. B. 78, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the subsistence and travel 
allowance of the members and officers of the General Assembly. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 
By Representative Short: 

H. B. 79, a bill to be entitled an act to raise the salary or per diem of certain 
officials of the General Court of Justice. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Short, Royall and Stanford: 

H. R. 80, a resolution creating the Ground Hog Capital of North Carolina 
and appointing North Carolina guardians of the Ground Hog. 

On motion of Representative Short, the resolution is adopted. 

"A RESOLUTION CREATING THE GROUND HOG CAPITAL OF 
NORTH CAROLINA AND APPOINTING NORTH CAROLINA GUARD- 
IANS OF THE GROUND HOG. 

WHEREAS, in the south central part of North Carolina 
There live some folk who are humane. 
They love an animal that deserves something finer 
Than to allow his importance to wane; and 

WHEREAS, this little animal is the furry ground hog 
Who once a year comes from under a log, 
With accuracy unerring, the weather he predicts 
Putting the Weather Bureau in a heckuva fix; and 

WHEREAS, if this furry animal should receive his just reward 
The workers at the Bureau would be hit mighty hard. 
They would be looking for work in another field 
And our furry friend all the answers would yield; and 

WHEREAS, instead of guesses and probabilities, 
We'd receive truths and actualities. 
And we'd be helping our democracy 
In slapping this bureaucracy; and 

WHEREAS, and the people of Siler City 
Whose hearts are so pure 
Should receive all the publicity 
For providing the cure; and 

WHEREAS, they are fearlessly led in their humane endeavor, 

By two gallant citizens who are mighty clever. 

Ike and Mott proceeding undaunted 

Our compassion aroused and our conscience haunted; and 

WHEREAS, we therefore feel that the least we can do 
Is give just credit where credit is due 
So Guardians appoint and a home create 
To insure proper respect within our State: 



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NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives: 

Section 1. That this problem we will solve 

The Ground Hog Capital of our great State 

Shall be Siler City from and after this date. 

And the duty of guardian of our friend accrues 

To Dr. Blair and Representative Andrews. 

And to all persons interested, a copy should be sent, 

And one to Mr. Ground Hog, if we can find where he went. 

Sec. 2. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 5, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain technical and clarifying 
amendments to General Statutes Chapter 9, "Jurors". 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

S. B. 21, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite Chapter 630, Session Laws of 
1967, so as to provide for the at large nomination and election of members of 
the Board of Education of Onslow County. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 17, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the election of members of 
the Anson County Board of Education so as to decrease the number elected in 
1972 from three to two and to increase the number elected in 1974 from one to 
two. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 23, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of Education of 
Greene County to convey property to the Board of Commissioners of Greene 
County. 

On motion of Representative Lilley, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 25, a bill to be entitled an act to fill the vacancy on the Columbus 
County Board of Education and to appoint a member to said Board. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces the following Committees: 



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CORPORATIONS: Representative Euliss, Chairman; Representatives 
Leatherman and Ramsey of Person, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Beam, 
Beard, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Carter, Fulton, Hofler, Jernigan, Johnson 
of Wake, McDaniel, Speros and Watkins. 

CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS: Representative McFadyen, Chair- 
man; Representatives Chase, Elliott, Fenner and Tart, Vice-Chairmen; Repre- 
sentatives Carson, Culpepper, Everett, Frye, Haynes, Johnson of Cabarrus, 
and Wills. 

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY: Representative Martin, Chairman; Repre- 
sentatives Hicks, Johnson of Duplin, and Quinn, Vice-Chairmen; Repre- 
sentatives Beatty, DeBruhl, Eagles, Kincaid, Mayfield, Messer, Penny of Dur- 
ham, Royall and Whitley. 

FEDERAL AND INTERSTATE COOPERATION: Representative Falls, 
Chairman; Representatives Eagles, Green, Johnson of Wake, and Quinn, Vice- 
Chairmen; Representatives Billings, Campbell of Wilson, Clark, Fenner, 
Garner, Gregory and McDaniel. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS: Representative Elliott, Chair- 
man; Representatives Green, Mohn, Speed and Tart, Vice-Chairmen; Repre- 
sentatives Beard, Collins, Jemison, Moore, Rountree, Stewart and Tolbert. 

WILDLIFE RESOURCES: Representative Barr, Chairman; Repre- 
sentatives Hofler and Williamson, Vice-Chairmen; Representatives Barker, 
Baugh, Boger, Everett, Falls, Gentry, Kincaid, Lilley, Love, Messer, and Taylor 
of Transylvania. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 

S. J. R. 51, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Wilbur Hoke 
Currie, former member of the General Assembly. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at twelve o'clock Noon. 



EIGHTEENTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Tuesday, February 4, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 



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Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Bumgardner for today. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Frye for today. 

On motion of the Guilford Delegation, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Clyde Shreve, a former member of the House from Guilford 
County. 

On motion of Representative Mills, H. B. 17, "a bill to be entitled an act 
relating to the election of members of the Anson County Board of Education 
so as to decrease the number elected in 1972 from three to two and to increase 
the number elected in 1974 from one to two.", is recalled from the Senate for 
further consideration by the House. 

As requested by Mr. Speaker Vaughn the name of Representative Jemison 
is added to the Committee on Election Laws. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. R. 73, a resolution requesting that the "Breatherlizer" be tested simul- 
taneously with an actual blood test to determine the correlation between the 
actual alcoholic blood content and the reading prescribed by the "Breatherlizer", 
said test to be conducted before the House Highway Safety Committee. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Horton: 

H. J. R. 81, a House joint resolution calling upon the Department of Motor 
Vehicles to put into effect the economies permitted by North Carolina General 
Statutes 20-66.1. 

Referred to Committee on Rules and Operation of the House. 

By Representatives McFadyen, Speros, Chase, Williamson, Ramsey of 
Person, McMillan of Robeson, Royall, McMichael, Rountree, Snead, Strick- 
land, Paschall, Campbell of Wilson, Campbell of Robeson, and Godwin of 

Craven: 

H. B. 82, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 53-91 to 
authorize loans in excess of $2500 to officers of banks. 



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Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

By Representatives Messer and Ramsey of Madison: 

H. B. 83, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating funds for the North Caro- 
lina Tomato Festival in Haywood County. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 33, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345 re- 
lating to ad valorem property tax penalties and discounts in the Town of Drexel. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 37, a bill to be entitled an act to grant zoning authority outside the city 
limits to the Town of Mount Pleasant in Cabarrus County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 39, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 302 of the Session Laws 
of 1967, by changing and enlarging the membership of Board of Directors and 
increasing benefits payable under the supplementary pension fund for firemen 
in the Town of Mount Airy. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at twelve o'clock Noon. 



NINETEENTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, February 5, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Collins, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of the 
House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, and 
without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative McMichael for today. 

At the request of Mr. Speaker Vaughn the following changes are made in 
the committee assignments: 

Representative DeBruhl is removed from the Committee on Employment 
Security and added to the Committee on University Trustees. 



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Representative Godwin of Craven is removed from the Committee on Health 
and added to the Committee on Mental Health. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin is removed from the Committee on Agri- 
culture and added to the Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Tart, for the Committee on Education: 

H. B. 22, a bill to be entitled an act to improve and provide public schools 
of a higher standard for the residents of Scotland Neck in Halifax County, to 
establish the Scotland Neck City Administrative Unit, to provide for the ad- 
ministration of the Public Schools in said administrative unit, to levy a special 
tax for the Public Schools of said administrative unit, all of which shall be 
subject to the approval of the voters in a referendum or special election. 

Without prejudice. 

Without objection the Chair refers the bill to the Committee on Finance. 

S. B. 21, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite Chapter 630, Session Laws of 
1967, so as to provide for the at large nomination and election of members of 
the Board of Education of Onslow County. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Lilley: 

H. B. 84, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 20-ll(b) re- 
lating to automobile operators learners' permits so as to permit night driving 
with such permit. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Roberson and Burrus: 

H. B. 85, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the charter of the Town of 
Belhaven, Chapter 246 of the Private Laws of 1907 to establish the position of 
Town Manager. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Mayfield, Falls and Jones of Rutherford: 

H. B. 86, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds to the Vagabond 
School of the Drama, Inc., known as the State Theater of North Carolina for 
operation, construction and expansion. 



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Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Campbell of Wilson: 

H. B. 87, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-1 16(g) re- 
lating to the manner in which vehicles may be loaded to adequately protect the 
traveling public against dropping, sifting, blowing, leaking or otherwise escaping 
loads. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Ridenour, Coble, Frye, Payne, Phillips and Short: 

H. B. 88, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the City of Greensboro to 
convey a fee simple determinable estate in 10.41 acres of land to the Greensboro 
Police Club, Incorporated. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Burrus and Roberson: 

H. J. R. 89, a joint resolution honoring the memory of Isaac Peter Davis. 

On motion of Representative Burrus the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF ISAAC PETER 
DAVIS. 

WHEREAS, Isaac Peter Davis was born in Wanchese on August 16, 1888 
and died at the age of 80 on January 9, 1969; and 

WHEREAS, Isaac Peter Davis represented Dare County in the General As- 
sembly in 1917; and 

WHEREAS, 'Ike' Davis also served his State well as a member of the Board 
of Trustees of the University of North Carolina from 1917 to 1919 and from 
1933 to 1945, as a County Superintendent of Public Welfare from 1936 to 1961 
for Dare and then Hertford Counties, and as a member of Governor Sanford's 
Commission to Study Public Welfare; and 

WHEREAS, he was Secretary of the Roanoke Island Historical Association 
from 1943 to 1951 and was an honorary vice-chairman and lifetime member; 
and 

WHEREAS, even after retirement he remained active in church affairs and 
other civic activities; 

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate 
concurring: 

Section 1. That in the death of Isaac Peter Davis the State has suffered the 
loss of a distinguished citizen. 

Sec. 2. That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of both 



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the Senate and the House of Representatives and that a copy of this Resolution 
shall be duly certified by the Secretary of State and by him transmitted to the 
family of Isaac Peter Davis. 

Sec. 3. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

By Representatives Taylor of Wake, Twiggs, Johnson of Wake, and Mc- 
Millan of Wake: 

H. B. 90, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-401.9 to 
provide for removal of illegally parked motor vehicles from private parking lots. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 



special message from the senate 

Senate Chamber 
February 4, 1969 

Mr. Speaker: 

Pursuant to your request, we are returning herewith House Bill 17, "A bill 
to be entitled an act relating to the election of members of the Anson County 
Board of Education so as to decrease the number elected in 1972 from three to 
two and to increase the number elected in 1974 from one to two," for your 
further consideration. 

Respectfully, 

S/ Roy Rowe 

Principal Clerk 

Pursuant to the above message, on motion of Representative Mills the vote 
by which the bill passed its third reading is reconsidered. 

On motion of Representative Mills the vote by which the bill passed its second 
reading is reconsidered and referred to the Committee on Education. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. R. 73, a resolution requesting that the "breatherlizer" be tested simul- 
taneously with an actual blood test to determine the correlation between the 
actual alcoholic blood content and the reading prescribed by the "breatherlizer", 
said test to be conducted before the House Highway Safety Committee. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Person the Resolution is adopted. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. J. R. 70. A Joint Resolution expressing the gratitude of the General 
Assembly to Mrs. Annie E. Cooper for her service to the State. 



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H. J. R. 74. A Joint Resolution honoring the life and memory of Franklin 
Wills Hancock, Jr., former member of the General Assembly of North Carolina 
and the United States House of Representatives. 

H. B. 25. An Act to fill the vacancy on the Columbus County Board of Edu- 
cation and to appoint a member to said board. 

On motion of Representative Quinn, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at twelve o'clock Noon. 



TWENTIETH DAY 



House of Representatives 
Thursday, February 6, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Barbee, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of the 
House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, and 
without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Collins, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Robert L. Johnson, a former member of the House from 
Alleghany County. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to Miss Sara Elizabeth 
Umstead, Frank Graham Umstead and Mrs. Anne Umstead Maultsby, mem- 
bers of the family of the late John W. Umstead, Jr., a former member of the 
House of Representatives. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Collins, Jones of Mecklenburg, 
and Reid for tomorrow. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment; 

S. B. 9, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 338 of the Session Laws 
of 1963 relating to the boundary lines of the Lenoir School Administrative Unit. 

With a favorable report. 

And, 



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H. B. 44, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the charter of the City of Lenoir, 
Chapter 487 of the Session Laws of 1967, to fix the organization meeting of the 
City Council. 

With a favorable report. 

And, 

H. B. 56, a bill to be entitled an act to make the eight year statute of limi- 
tations on ad valorem tax refunds contained in General Statutes 105-405.1 
applicable in Cumberland County and Fayetteville by repealing Chapter 676 
of the Session Laws of 1959. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Vogler, for the Committee on State Government: 

H. B. 64, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 143-117 re- 
lating to payment of costs by patients at certain state institutions so as to in- 
clude the North Carolina Sanatorium System. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 69, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 160 of the General 
Statutes to provide that policemen and firemen who are non-residents may be 
employed. 

With a favorable report. 

And, 

H. B. 77, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 30-15 so as 
to increase the year's allowance of a surviving spouse to two thousand dollars. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 

H. B. 76, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 47-17.1 so to 
require that certain papers and documents registered in Pitt County show there- 
on the name of the draftsman. 

With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Beatty and Stanford: 

H. J. R. 91, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of John Wesley 
Umstead, Jr. 

On motion of Representative Stanford, tfye rules are suspended and the bill 
is placed on its immediate passage. 



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Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representatives Roberson and Burrus: 

H. J. R. 92, a joint resolution honoring the memory of Zebulon Vance Norman. 

On motion of Representative Roberson, the rules are suspended and the bill 
is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF ZEBULON 
VANCE NORMAN. 

WHEREAS, Zebulon Vance Norman was born in Tyrrell County on February 
2, 1888 and died at the age of 80 on October 12, 1968; and 

WHEREAS, Zebulon Vance Norman served with distinction in the Session 
of 1931 of the General Assembly as Representative of Washington County; and 

WHEREAS, he served his community as Mayor of Plymouth, as founder and 
officer of the Plymouth Savings and Loan Association, as President of the Ply- 
mouth Country Club, as an able attorney, former Judge and Prosecutor; and 

WHEREAS, he was a member of the North Carolina State Board of Law 
Examiners and a member emeritus of same; and 

WHEREAS, in 1925 he began working for the building of a bridge over the 
Roanoke River connecting Washington and Bertie Counties, and the bridge 
costing $2,000,000 was named in his honor a week before his death; 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the 
Senate concurring: 

Section 1. That in the death of Zebulon Vance Norman, the State, his beloved 
Washington County and the legal profession have truly suffered the loss of an 
outstanding citizen. 

Sec. 2. That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of both 
the Senate and the House of Representatives and that a copy of this Resolution 
shall be duly certified by the Secretary of State and by him transmitted to the 
family of Zebulon Vance Norman. 

Sec. 3. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

By Representatives Coble, Phillips, Payne, Frye and Ridenour: 

H. R. 93, a House Resolution congratulating Miss Susan Rowe of High Point 
upon her selection as Junior Miss of North Carolina of 1969. 

On motion of Representative Coble, the resolution is adopted. 



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"A HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING MISS SUSAN ROWE 
OF HIGH POINT UPON HER SELECTION AS JUNIOR MISS OF NORTH 
CAROLINA OF 1969. 

WHEREAS, Miss Susan Rowe, 105 pound, dark-brown-haired beauty from 
High Point in Guilford County, has been chosen as the all-round loveliest, 
most personable, most poised, most talented and most scholarly junior miss 
in all of North Carolina; and 

WHEREAS, Miss Rowe, a 5 foot 2, eyes of blue senior at Central High 
School, has been selected to wear the crown of 'Junior Miss of North Carolina' 
for the year 1969; and 

WHEREAS, Miss Rowe, with her gracious charm and beauty, serves as a 
proud tribute to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rowe, Shamrock Road, 
High Point, and to her sponsoring organization, the High Point Junior Chamber 
of Commerce; and 

WHEREAS, Miss Rowe stands as a sterling, talented example of young, 
southern womanhood and, if chosen 'National Junior Miss', would bring credit 
upon all the women of the United States: 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives: 

Section 1. The North Carolina Junior Chamber of Commerce is hereby 
commended for its selection of Miss Susan Rowe as 'Junior Miss of North 
Carolina' for 1969. 

Sec. 2. The House of Representatives of North Carolina does hereby offer 
its praise and congratulations to Miss Rowe, her parents, the High Point 
Junior Chamber of Commerce and the North Carolina Junior Chamber of 
Commerce; and does hereby convey to the Board of Judges of the National 
Junior Miss Pageant the recommendation that Miss Susan Rowe be given 
every consideration for the title of 'National Junior Miss', believing that she 
would wear the crown with grace and dignity and would bring great credit 
upon her State and Nation. 

Sec. 3. Copies of this Resolution shall be certified by the Secretary of State 
and forwarded to Miss Susan Rowe, her parents, the President of the High 
Point Junior Chamber of Commerce, and to the President of the North Carolina 
Junior Chamber of Commerce. 

Sec. 4. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

By Representatives Coble, Phillips, Payne, Frye, Short and Ridenhour: 

H. R. 94, a House Resolution congratulating Miss Vickey Jones of Greensboro 
upon her selection as Miss Personality in the Junior Miss of North Carolina 
1969 Pageant. 

On motion of Representative Coble, the resolution is adopted. 

"A HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING MISS VICKEY JONES 
OF GREENSBORO UPON HER SELECTION AS MISS PERSONALITY 
IN THE JUNIOR MISS OF NORTH CAROLINA OF 1969 PAGEANT. 

WHEREAS, Miss Vickey Jones, 117 pound, black-haired beauty from 



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Greensboro in Guilford County, has been chosen as the most personable junior 
miss in all of North Carolina; and 

WHEREAS, Miss Jones, a 5 foot 3, brown-eyed senior at Northwest Guilford 
High School, has been selected 'Miss Personality' for the year 1969; and 

WHEREAS, Miss Jones, with her gracious charm and beauty, serves as a 
proud tribute to her mother, Mrs. Geraldine Jones, Stokesdale, and to her 
sponsoring organization, the Greensboro Junior Chamber of Commerce, the 
number one Junior Chamber of Commerce chapter in the United States: 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives: 

Section 1. The. North Carolina Junior Chamber of Commerce is hereby 
commended for its selection of Miss Vickey Jones as 'Miss Personality' for 
1969. 

Sec. 2. The House of Representatives of North Carolina does hereby offer 
its praise and congratulations to Miss Jones, her mother, the Greensboro 
Junior Chamber of Commerce and the North Carolina Junior Chamber of 
Commerce. 

Sec. 3. Copies of this Resolution shall be certified by the Secretary of State 
and forwarded to Miss Vickey Jones, her mother, the President of the Greens- 
boro Junior Chamber of Commerce, and to the President of the North Carolina 
Junior Chamber of Commerce. 

Sec. 4. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

By Representatives Boger, Tolbert and Haynes: 

H. J. R. 95, a joint resolution honoring the memory of B. C. Brock, former 
legislator. 

On motion of Representative Boger, the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF B. C. BROCK, 
FORMER LEGISLATOR. 

WHEREAS, Burr Coley Brock was born in Farmington, N. C, on November 
26, 1891, and died on December 17, 1968, at the age of 77; and 

WHEREAS, Burr Coley Brock ably served as the Representative from 
Davie County in the General Assemblies of 1917, 1933, 1935, 1951, 1957 and 
1959 and was minority leader in 1933 and 1957; and 

WHEREAS, Burr Coley Brock served with devotion as Senator in the 
General Assemblies of 1937, 1943, 1949, 1955 and 1961; and 

WHEREAS, Burr Coley Brock was a respected member of the Bar, practicing 
law in Winston-Salem from 1916 to 1925 and since that time in Mocksville; 
and 



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WHEREAS, in further service to the State and his community, he was ap- 
pointed trustee of Appalachian State University, served on the State Republican 
Executive Committee from 1937 to 1959, and was active in church affairs; 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the 
Senate concurring: 

Section 1. That in the death of B. C. Brock, the State and Davie County 
have suffered the loss of an outstanding citizen. 

Sec. 2. That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of both 
the Senate and the House of Representatives and that a copy of this Resolution 
shall be duly certified by the Secretary of State and by him transmitted to the 
family of Burr Coley Brock. 

Sec. 3. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

By Representative Strickland: 

H. B. 96, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 48 of the General 
Statutes to permit changing the name of an adopted person who is twenty-one 
(21) or more years of age. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Short, Godwin of Gates, Mills, and Phillips: 

H. B. 97, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 20-179 so 
as to limit the first and second offenses of driving under the influence of intox- 
icating liquor or narcotic drugs to six months imprisonment. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives McKnight and Jemison: 

H. B. 98, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1063 of the Session 
Laws of 1967, so as to provide that General Statute 163-117 shall not apply to 
the seats in the House of Representatives for the Thirtieth District. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representatives Phillips, Coble, Payne, Ridenour, Frye and Short: 

H. B. 99, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-200 re- 
lating to abandoned motor vehicles. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Bryan: 

H. R. 100, a resolution requesting the Legislative Building Governing Com- 
mission to assign specific parking spaces to all members of the General Assembly 
and to publish such assignments. 

Referred to Committee on Rules and Operation of the House. 

By Representatives Vogler, Baugh, Beatty, Carson, Hicks, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, and Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 101, a bill to be entitled an act creating the Charlotte-Mecklenburg 



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Charter Commission and providing for an election upon the consolidation of 
the governments of the municipalities within, and the County of, Mecklenburg. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Strickland: 

H. B. 102, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-17(2) and 
General Statutes 20-179 pertaining to driving a motor vehicle under the in- 
fluence of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs and the penalties therefor. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 23, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize joint appeals from the several 
boards of equalization and review to the State Board of Assessments. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

S. B. 55, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 120 of the General 
Statutes so as to establish the Legislative Intern Program Council, and to 
enable such Council to promulgate and adopt a plan for legislative interns and 
further providing for the funding of such program. 

Referred to Committee on Rules and Operation of the House. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 21, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite Chapter 630, Session Laws of 
1967, so as to provide for the at large nomination and election of members of 
the Board of Education of Onslow County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

On motion of Representative Quinn, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock A. M. 



TWENTY-FIRST DAY 

House op Representatives 
Friday, February 7, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 



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Representative Johnson of Duplin for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the Honorable 
Vernon James, a former member from Pasquotank County. 

On motion of Representatives Stevens and DeBruhl, the courtesies of the 
floor are extended to the Honorable Paul Story, a former member from Mc- 
Dowell County. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative McMillan of Robeson for Mon- 
day night, February 10, 1969. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

By Representatives Campbell of Wilson, Auman, Campbell of Robeson, 
Chase, Church, Covington, Eagles, Everett, Fenner, Hofler, Johnson of Duplin, 
Lilley, McMillan of Robeson, Mohn, Paschall, Penny of Harnett, Roberson, 
Rountree, Royall, Snead, Speed, Strickland, Taylor of Wake and Williamson. 

H. J. R. 103, a joint resolution opposing the Federal Communications Com- 
mission's regulation prohibiting cigarette advertising on radio and television. 

Representative Campbell of Wilson moves the bill be placed on its immediate 
passage. 

Representative Frye moves the bill not be placed on its immediate passage 
but consideration be postponed until Monday night, February 10, 1969. 

This motion fails of adoption. 

On motion of Representative Campbell of Wilson, the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representatives Stanford and Andrews: 

H. J. R. 104, a joint resolution inviting the General Assembly to meet in 
historic Hillsborough on April 24, 1969. 

Referred to Committee on Rules and Operation of the House. 

By Representatives Fenner, Eagles and Barbee: 

H. J. R. 105, a joint resolution honoring the memory of Benjamin Eagles 
Fountain, former legislator. 

On motion of Representative Fenner the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF BENJAMIN 
EAGLES FOUNTAIN, FORMER LEGISLATOR. 

WHEREAS, Benjamin Eagles Fountain, a native of Edgecombe County, 
died on January 31, 1969, at the age of 72; and 

WHEREAS, Benjamin Fountain served ably in the General Assembly 
from 1943 to 1955; and 

WHEREAS, Benjamin Fountain was well-known and highly regarded in 
professional and academic areas of Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County as 
an attorney and was a former trustee of the University of North Carolina and 
former city alderman: 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the 
Senate concurring: 

Section 1. That in the death of Ben Fountain, North Carolina, Edgecombe 
County and Rocky Mount have suffered the loss of a distinguished citizen. 

Sec. 2. That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of both 
the Senate and the House of Representatives and that a copy of this Resolution 
shall be duly certified by the Secretary of State and by him transmitted to the 
family of Benjamin Fountain." 

Sec. 3. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption. 

By Representative McMillan of Robeson: 

H. B. 106, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the membership of the Red 
Springs City Board of Education, and to provide for the appointment of new 
members. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative McFadyen: 

H. B. 107, a bill to be entitled an act to make Hoke County "Stock Law 
Territory". 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Vogler: 

H. B. 108, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes by inserting a new article therein imposing a license tax on dealers in 
certain tobacco products. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 



MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. J. R. 80, a joint resolution inviting His Excellency, The Governor, to 



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address a Joint Session of the Senate and House of Representatives at 12:30 
P. M. February 12, 1969. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin the rules are suspended and 
the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

Pursuant to the above resolution, Mr. Speaker Vaughn appoints as a com- 
mittee to invite Governor Scott to address the Joint Session, Representatives 
Church, Carson and Ridenour. 

CALENDAR 

Rills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 14, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 338 of the Session Laws 
of 1963 relating to the boundary lines of the Lenoir School Administrative Unit. 

On motion of Representative Kincaid the bill is temporarily displaced in 
order to consider identical S. B. 9. 

S. B. 9, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 338 of the Session Laws 
of 1963 relating to the boundary lines of the Lenoir School Administrative Unit. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

On motion of Representative Kincaid, H. B. 14 entitled "a bill to be entitled 
an act to repeal Chapter 338 of the Session Laws of 1963 relating to the boundary 
lines of the Lenoir School Administrative Unit" is postponed indefinitely. 

H. B. 44, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the charter of the City of Lenoir, 
Chapter 487 of the Session Laws of 1967, to fix the organization meeting of the 
City Council. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 56, a bill to be entitled an act to make the eight year statute of limi- 
tations on ad valorem tax refunds contained in General Statutes 105-405.1 
applicable in Cumberland County and Fayetteville by repealing Chapter 676 
of the Session Laws of 1959. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 64, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 143-117 re- 
lating to payment of costs by patients at certain State institutions so as to 
include the North Carolina Sanatorium System. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 69, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 160 of the General 
Statutes to provide that policemen and firemen who are non-residents may be 
employed. 

On motion of Representative Stewart consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Monday, February 10, 1969. 



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H. B. 76, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 47-17.1 so as 
to require that certain papers and documents registered in Pitt County show 
thereon the name of the draftsmen. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 77, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 30-15 so as 
to increase the year's allowance of a surviving spouse to two thousand dollars. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

On motion of Representative Phillips, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at 9 o'clock A. M. 



TWENTY-SECOND DAY 

House of Representatives 
Saturday, February 8, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative Taylor of Wake designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker Pro 
Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Mr. R. Glenn Ogburn, member of the Sergeant-at-Arms 
staff. 

Representative McMillan of Wake for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative McMillan of Wake, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet Monday night at 7:00 P. M. 



TWENTY-THIRD DAY 

House of Representatives 
Monday Night, February 10, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by Representative Phillips. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 



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An indefinite leave of absence is granted Representative Godwin of Craven 
due to illness. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Rhyne for tonight. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Church for tomorrow. 

On motion of the Buncombe delegation, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable I. C. Crawford, a former member of the House from Buncombe 
County. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Gregory, for the Committee on Finance: 

H. B. 22, a bill to be entitled an act to improve and provide public schools 
of a higher standard for the residents of Scotland Neck in Halifax County, to 
establish the Scotland Neck City Administrative Unit, to provide for the ad- 
ministration of the public schools in said administrative unit, to levy a special 
tax for the public schools of said administrative unit, all of which shall be subject 
to the approval of the voters in a referendum or special election. 

With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Auman: 

H. B. 109, a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the village of Whispering 
Pines in Moore County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Paschall: 

H. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-9 to re- 
quire an applicant for a North Carolina driver's license to surrender any out-of- 
state licenses previously issued to him. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

And, 

H. B. Ill, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-20 to 
clarify the same relative to a chauffeur's license. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Carter, Raynor and Bryan: 



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H. B. 112, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Cumberland County 
ABC Board to establish a retirement system. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Campbell of Wilson: 

H. B. 113, a bill to be entitled an act to provide five days sick leave per year 
for certain nonprofessional employees of the public school system. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Mayfield: 

H. B. 114, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for the North Caro- 
lina Apple Festival in Henderson County. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and dis- 
posed of as follows: 

S. B. 20, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 272 of the Public-Local 
Laws of 1929 so as to allow the Executive Committee to set the salary of the 
Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Peace Officers' Protective Association. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 25, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 115-125 re- 
lating to the condemnation of land for school purposes so as to increase the 
maximum size of such sites to fifty acres. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

S. B. 61, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite and clarify the Statutory Limi- 
tation-Upon-Right to perform autopsy. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

S. B. 64, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 1-239 (b) so 
as to permit waiver of notice by attorneys of record in certain cases. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

S. B. 66, a bill to be entitled an act to correct several separate state board, 
commission and committee authorization acts to conform to General Statutes 
138-5 with regard to the amount of per diem payments authorized for members. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 69, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 160 of the General 
Statutes to provide that Policemen and Firemen who are non-residents may be 
employed. 



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On motion of Representative Stewart consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, February 11, 1969. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. J. R. 91. A Joint Resolution honoring the life and memory of John Wesley 
Umstead, Jr. 

S. J. R. 80. A Joint Resolution inviting His Excellency, the Governor, to 
address a Joint Session of the Senate and House of Representatives at 12:30 
P. M., February 12, 1969. 

H. J. R. 103. A Joint Resolution opposing the Federal Communications 
Commission's regulation prohibiting cigarette advertising on radio and tele- 
vision. 

S. B. 21. An Act to rewrite Chapter 630, Session Laws of 1967, so as to pro- 
vide for the at large nomination and election of members of the Board of Edu- 
cation of Onslow County. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



TWENTY-FOURTH DAY 

House op Representatives 
Tuesday, February 11, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of Monday night has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 96, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 48 of the General 
Statutes to permit changing the name of an adopted person who is twenty- 
one (21) or more years of age. 

With a favorable report. 



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S. B. 23, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize joint appeals from the several 
boards of equalization and review to the State Board of Assessments. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives McMillan of Wake, and Jones of Rutherford: 

H. B. 115, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Part 10, Article 3 of the Motor 
Vehicles Act of 1937 to create an offense of unlawful flight to avoid apprehension. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives DeBruhl and Stevens: 

H. B. 116, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-39(3), 
so as to provide funds to the North Carolina Department of Mental Health for 
education, research, treatment, and rehabilitation of alcoholics and mentally 
ill persons, and to provide facilities. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Bryan, Raynor, Rose and Carter: 

H. B. 117, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statute 18-77, so as 
to regulate retail beer outlets in the City of Fayetteville. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representative Bryan: 

H. B. 118, a bill to be entitled an act directing the State Board of Education 
to conduct a study as to the feasibility of introducing into the public school 
system curriculum instruction in the environment and natural resources and 
appropriating funds for said study. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Clark, Green and Harkins: 

H. B. 119, a bill to be entitled an act to protect children through licensing of 
day-care facilities and other limited regulation. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Raynor, Auman, Barker, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Bo- 
shamer, Britt, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, 
Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Euliss, Everett, 
Falls, Fenner, Frye, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Green, Harkins, Harris, Hege, 
Hicks, Hofler, Jernigan, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Martin, 
Mauney, McFadyen, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Penny of Durham, Penny of 



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Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Reid, Rhyne, Rober- 
son, Rose, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stevens, Strickland, Tart, 
Taylor of Wake, Twiggs, Vogler, Watkins and Williamson: 

H. B. 120, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-39(3) so 
as to provide funds to the Department of Mental Health for education, re- 
search, treatment and rehabilitation of alcoholics and for construction, mainten- 
ance and operation of facilities. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Carson: 

H. B. 121, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the regulations pertaining to 
the sale of firearms. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Johnson of Cabarrus, and Carson: 

H. B. 122, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 15-41 so as 
to authorize peace officers to arrest without warrant persons for whom an un- 
served warrant has been issued. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

special message from the senate 

Senate Chamber 
February 11, 1969 

Mr. Speaker: 

It is ordered that a message be sent your Honorable Body with the information 
that pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 80, "A Joint Resolution inviting His 
Excellency, the Governor, to address a Joint Session of the Senate and House of 
Representatives at 12:30 P. M., February 12, 1969," the President has ap- 
pointed the following committee on the part of the Senate to act with a like 
committee on the part of the House to escort His Excellency, the Governor, 
to the Hall of the House to address the Joint Session, Senators Harrington and 
Penn. 

Respectfully, 
s/ Roy Rowe 
Principal Clerk 

Pursuant to the above Resolution, Mr. Speaker appoints as a committee, 
Representatives Church, Carson, Collins and Ridenour to escort the Governor. 

message from the senate 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. J. R. 81, a joint resolution commemorating the life and memory of S. Ray 
Byerly. 



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On motion of Representative Love, the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 22, a bill to be entitled an act to improve and provide public schools of 
a higher standard for the residents of Scotland Neck in Halifax County, to 
establish the Scotland Neck City Administrative Unit, to provide for the ad- 
ministration of the public schools in said administrative unit, to levy a special 
tax for the public schools of said administrative unit, all of which shall be subject 
to the approval of the voters in a referendum or special election. 

Representative Gregory offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Penny of Durham moves that the bill be referred to Commit- 
tee on Appropriations. This motion fails of adoption. 

Representative Andrews calls the previous question. This motion prevails. 

Now the question recurs to the passage of the bill on its second reading. 

Passes its second reading as amended by the following vote and remains on 
the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Barbee, Barker, Barr, 
Baugh, Beam, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, 
Burrus, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, 
Collins, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, 
Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Hege, Hicks, 
Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Jones of 
Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, 
McFadyen, McMichael, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, 
Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, 
Rhyne, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, 
Speros, Stewart, Strickland, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, 
Troxell, Vogler, Watkins, Williamson and Wills — 84. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Auman, Beard, Beatty, 
Billings, Blake, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Coble, Frye, Harris, Haynes, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Jones of Mecklenburg, McDaniel, McKnight, McMillan 
of Robeson, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, 
Ridenour, Stanford, Stevens, Tart, Twiggs, Warlick and Whitley — 27. 

The following pair is announced: Were Representative Church present, he 
would vote "aye". Representative Clark votes "noe". 

Those voting "present" are: Representatives Johnson and McMillan of 
Wake. 



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H. B. 69, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 160 of the General 
Statutes to provide that policemen and firemen who are non-residents may be 
employed. 

Passes its second reading. 

On objection to the third reading by Representative Vogler, the bill remains 
on the Calendar for its third reading. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



TWENTY-FIFTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, February 12, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to Mrs. Robert W. 
Scott, wife of Governor Scott; Mrs. Kerr Scott, mother of Governor Scott and 
widow of former Governor Kerr Scott; Mr. Osborne Scott, brother of Governor 
Robert W. Scott, and Reverend Don Campbell, pastor of Governor Scott. 

On motion of Representatives Speed and Church, the courtesies of the floor 
are extended to the Honorable Wilton Drake, a former member from Warren 
County. 

On motion of Representatives Troxell and Mitchell, the courtesies of the 
floor are extended to the Honorable Clyde Harriss, a former member, from 
Rowan County. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the Honorable 
Dan K. Moore, former Governor of our State, and Mrs. Moore. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to members of the 
Council of State. 



special message from the senate 

Senate Chamber 
February 12, 1969 



Mr. Speaker: 

It is ordered that a message be sent your Honorable Body with the information 
that pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 80, "A Joint Resolution inviting His 
Excellency, the Governor, to address a Joint Session of the Senate and House 



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of Representatives at 12:30 P. M., February 12, 1969," the Senate stands ready 
to repair to the Hall of the House, there to sit in Joint Session with your Honor- 
able Body. 

Respectfully, 
S/ Roy Rowe 
Principal Clerk 

JOINT SESSION 

Pursuant to resolution heretofore adopted, the Sergeant-at-Arms announces 
the approach of the Senate and that Body, preceded by its officers, comes into 
the Hall of the House and is assigned seats. President Taylor is presented the 
gavel and seated on the right of Mr. Speaker Vaughn, the purpose of the Joint 
Session being to hear the budget message of His Excellency, Governor Robert 
Walter Scott. 

The Joint Assembly is called to order by President Taylor. 

The Joint Committee, consisting of Senators Harrington and Penn and Repre- 
sentatives Church, Carson, Collins and Ridenour, preceded by the Sergenat-at- 
Arms, comes into the Hall of the House acting as escort to Governor Scott. 

Senator Harrington presents His Excellency, Governor Robert W. Scott, to 
President Taylor, Mr. Speaker Vaughn and the Joint Session of the General 
Assembly. 

Governor Scott makes the following address to the Joint Session: 

THE BUDGET MESSAGE OF 

THE HONORABLE ROBERT W. SCOTT 

GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA 

"Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the General Assembly of North 
Carolina. 

The Executive Budget Act requires the Governor of North Carolina to come 
before the General Assembly to present a recommended budget for the coming 
biennium. 

The proposed budget must, by law, be balanced with respect to income and 
expenditures. This requirement is wise and it has saved us many headaches and 
helped us to avoid many pitfalls. It has been a big factor in maintaining fiscal 
responsibility. It has enabled us to enjoy the highest credit rating available 
to state governments, something that few other states can claim. The 'balanced 
budget' requirement of our law must not be altered. 

I appear before you today to report that the government of North Carolina 
is financially sound in every respect. Revenues have exceeded expenditures 
during the past eighteen months. Careful budgeting by the 1967 General 
Assembly and prudent spending during the current biennium will enable us to 
anticipate a credit general fund balance on June 30, 1969 of approximately 
$127,431,000. 



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It should be stated clearly that this is not a surplus. The sum represents 
receipts over expenditures and reversion of unexpended appropriated funds. 
It will be carried forward into the coming biennium and has already been in- 
cluded in the construction of the recommended budget. 

On your desks when this General Assembly convened you found four budget 
documents: the 'A' Budget, representing the money needed to maintain current 
programs at their present level of operation; the 'B' Budget, representing the 
requests and recommendations to improve and expand current programs and 
to establish new programs; the 'C Budget, representing requests and recom- 
mendations for specific capital improvements; and the Budget Summary which 
also contains the budget statements. 

The budget recommendations presented to you on January 15 are those of 
the administration of my predecessor, Governor Moore. It was compiled by 
the Advisory Budget Commission after many hours of hearing testimony by 
state agencies and visits to state institutions and facilities throughout North 
Carolina. A tremendous amount of time and effort by the Advisory Budget 
Commission, the Budget Division staff, the previous Director of Administration 
and administrators of state agencies have gone into the making of that budget 
and I commend them for it. 

The budget process in North Carolina is cumbersome and slow, but I doubt 
that there is a state budget any where that is more carefully scrutinized and 
analyzed than ours. The taxpayer of North Carolina can rightfully feel that 
their tax dollar is very carefully weighed before being appropriated. 

I commend the 'A' Budget to you and recommend its adoption. 

The general fund 'B' Budget requests totaled more than $523,910,452 as state 
agencies sought money to expand presents programs or to initiate new ones. 

The recommendations found in the 'B' Budget, however, totaled only 
$173,444,097. This was a great disappointment to many. But the recom- 
mendations represented the best judgment of the previous administrations in 
appropriating the estimated available funds, including the anticipated general 
fund credit balance of $127,431,000. 

I have examined carefully this proposed 'B' Budget. Department heads 
have talked with me and my staff of their needs. 

I have received much correspondence from citizens who have expressed 
concern for certain items which were not included. 

After careful review, I conclude that the recommendations found in the 'B' 
Budget can be justified and are very much needed. Therefore, I commend 
those recommendations to you and urge their adoption. 

But I find that additional appropriations are essential to the progress of our 
State. 

We cannot turn our backs on the times, nor can we simply mark time and 
allow the measure of our advance to slip away from us. Most important of all, 
however, we cannot forfeit our future. 



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We must indeed, make a greater investment in that future; first, by assuring 
good health, both physical and mental, for all our people and especially for 
our children. 

Second, we must provide a greater economy potential for our people, especially 
the young who are potential dropouts rather than self-supporting citizens. 
And third, we need to give great help to our communities so they may go for- 
ward in peace and harmony. 

To this end I am asking that expanded programs in mental health be initiated, 
that a rejuvenated vocational education program be provided in the middle 
grades in our schools; that a Department of Community affairs be created to 
give assistance to community development; and that our Good Neighbor 
Council be enlarged and given sufficient funds in prospective programs in 
human relations. 

I will have more to say about these and other programs later in this message, 
because these are steps that must be taken to protect our investment in the 
future of North Carolina. 



CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS 

The general fund 'C Budget, often called the 'bricks and mortar' Budget, 
recommends that a total $55,957,082 be allocated for capital expenditures. This 
does not, of course, meet nearly all the needs of our State which is growing 
rapidly. Again, however, it represents the best judgment for the wise use of 
available funds by the previous administration. I recommend the adoption 
of the 'C Budget recommendations. 

The total requests from all sources by all agencies for capital improvements 
is $400,005,999. The 'C Budget recommends an appropriation from all funds 
of $89,636,082, leaving a balance of unmet needs of $310,369,917. 

We cannot realistically meet all of those needs, even with a capital improve- 
ments bond issue. 

As much as I would like to get on with the building of many new facilities 
for our educational institutions, mental hospitals and other needed service 
agencies, I do not recommend a capital improvements bond issue at this time. 

The current bond market and interest rates present a very difficult situation 
for a new bond issue. Interest rates have reached all-time peaks for the past 
fifty years and are currently holding at that level. The cost to the state for a 
bond issue would likely be the highest in our history. Hopefully, interest rates 
will not exceed their present level and, before the next General Assembly meets, 
will recede somewhat. Perhaps a bond issue can be considered at that time. 

You will recall that the General Assembly of 1967 appropriated in excess of 
$110,000,000 from the general fund for capital improvements which did not 
include over $75,000,000 from self-liquidating, federal and other funds. Much 
of this construction is still going on and the buildings are yet to be used. Further, 
I am convinced that many of our institutions of higher education can make 
more efficient use of their classroom space. 



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I do ask, however, that you add to the 'C Budget from the general fund the 
sum of $2,500,000 for capital improvements, This money would be used to 
provide buildings and equipment to treat mentally retarded infants, house the 
School of Allied Health Professions at East Carolina University and a livestock 
and poultry disease diagnostic laboratory. 

There are many more capital improvements which are very much needed and 
which can be justified, but I do not feel that these can be funded from general 
fund revenues. The pressing needs of our colleges and universities, the medical 
school at Chapel Hill, our mental institutions, prison system, parks and all the 
others can only be met by a capital improvements bond issue which, in all 
honesty and with great reluctance, I cannot recommend at this time. 

I return now to a consideration of the 'B' Budget — the budget that provides 
for new programs and the improvement of current programs. 

The trust of my administration will be to look to the future and prepare for 
it. This will require sharp emphasis upon comprehensive long-range planning. 
It will require efforts now to assist local governments in finding ways to meet 
their increasing complex problems. 

The core of this program will be a new department of state government to 
provide expanded service to local governments. It is not intended to be a 
regulatory agency but one that will assist our counties and towns, particularly 
the smaller ones without the needed staff or budget, to plan for the future and 
to get the maximum benefit from the multitude of federal funds available. 

The nucleus of this department already exists in our state government. By 
the pulling together into one department those programs already existing, there 
will be a net reduction in the number of separate agencies, something that is 
to be highly desired. 

I consider the establishment of this Department of Local Affairs to be a high 
priority item. 

I recommend that state employees under the State Personnel Act be given 
an average 10 per cent salary increase on a graduated scale, with those in the 
lower salary range receiving a greater percentage than those in the higher range. 
To me, the 'across the board' principle is not always equitable. 

Comparable salary increases should also go to those not under the State 
Personnel Act, such as school bus mechanics, extension service secretaries, etc. 

Much has been said about bringing teacher salaries up to the national average. 
That is my goal. But it cannot be accomplished entirely during this biennium. 
Instead, the goal of a national average for our teachers must come in two steps, 
one in this biennium and one in the next. 

The current 'B' Budget recommends a salary increase of 5% in 1969 and 
another 5 r c in 1970. I am recommending that this figure be doubled to ten 
and ten. This will require $50,633,565 over and above that presently recom- 
mended. I believe that is all the state can afford at the moment. 

We must remember that it is exceedingly difficult for us to pay the national 
average for our professional educational people when our citizens, who must 
foot the bill, do not have anywhere near the national average personal income 
from which to pay taxes. 



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Further, when we speak of increasing educational salaries, we are talking 
about almost 45 per cent of the General Fund Budget for teachers alone. 

Nevertheless, we must reach the goal during this administration. This 
recommended increase will bring it within our grasp two years hence. 

While we are on this subject of teacher salaries, I suggest that when we reach 
the national average figure, that there be a method devised to pay an educator 
according to his worth. Many are better than average. Others are below. It 
doesn't seem equitable that they all be paid the same. The better teachers are 
penalized and the poor ones are subsidized and the child in the classroom is the 
victim of the system. 

I am recommending a salary increase of eight per cent the first year and an 
additional eight per cent the second year of the Biennium for faculty salary 
increases at our institutions of higher learning. This will cost about $7,500,000 
in addition to the present recommendations for this group of employees. 

For faculty salary increases in our Community College system, I am recom- 
mending eight per cent the first year and eight per cent the second year of the 
biennium, which will cost over $3,000,000 beyond the 'B' Budget recom- 
mendations. 

I feel it is only fair to provide school bus transportation for children who live 
in urban areas just as we have had for rural students for many years. All 
parents, regardless of where they live, pay the cost of our school transportation 

system. 

Further, I believe it is imperative that we provide school bus transportation 
for special education systems — those who must travel to another school to 
attend classes for the emotionally disturbed, the educable mentally retarded 
and the physically handicapped. 

Therefore, I am recommending that $3,298,552 be appropriated for urban 
student school transportation and an additional $735,847 be appropriated to 
provide school bus transportation for handicapped children. 

School dropouts continue to be a serious problem in our educational program. 
It is a definite factor in our low per capita income. Somehow we must find the 
means to interest our children in continuing their education. 

A comprehensive program of occupational education for children in the middle 
grades will be a giant step toward reducing the school dropout problem. Adding 
more teachers to already existing vocational programs will not solve this pro- 
blem. We cannot implement this program all at once, but we can begin. A 
workable course of study and plans to implement it are presently underway in 
the Department of Public Instruction. 

Therefore, I recommend that the sum of $4,000,000 be set aside in a reserve 
fund to be held in the Budget Division to be released to the Department of 
Public Instruction when the plan is ready to implement. 

I further urge that the State Board of Education re-examine the entire 
vocational education program to this end that our students may be offered a 
wider variety of opportunities in this area. I am concerned that the student 



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receives vocational training, industrial training and occupation guidance in 
keeping with a modern North Carolina and that we prepare him for life in his 
future rather than in our present. 

Expanded programs for retarded children and mental health generally will 
require about $2,310,000 additional appropriations. 

A major need in North Carolina today is to strengthen the hand of our law 
enforcement agencies. This can be done to some extent by tightening up and 
clarifying the criminal laws in our State. 

With a growing population, however, and the increased incidence of crime, 
especially the use of drugs among our young people, it is urgent that we provide 
better equipment and more manpower for our law enforcement agencies. 

To improve our efforts in law and justice in North Carolina, I am recom- 
mending that $3,025,000 be appropriated in this general area. These funds will 
be used primarily to implement the Police Information Network (PIN) linking 
all of our law enforcement agencies together, and more manpower and better 
equipment for the State Bureau of Investigation. 

The Governor's Coordinating Council on the Aging has completed a compre- 
hensive study on the problems and needs of our elder citizens in North Carolina. 
I commend this report to you. 

Inasmuch as the State provides no benefits to senior citizens in the low in- 
come brackets, those who need assistance the most, I am recommending that 
a tax refund of $25.00 be given to all persons 65 years or older who have income 
of less than $3,000 annually. This program will result in a loss to the General 
Fund of $16,000,000 for the biennium. 

There are many single people today who cannot qualify for a head of house- 
hold exemption, but who are maintaining a house or apartment for themselves. 
This is an inequitable tax. I recommend, therefore, that single people be 
granted state income tax exemptions equal to those presently receiving the 
$2,000 exemptions. This will result in a net loss from the General Fund for the 
biennium of $5,000,000. 

Other additions to the 'B' Budget recommendations that I propose include 
funds to upgrade and strengthen the Good Neighbor Council, provide a begin- 
ning for a State Zoo, funds to match anticipated federal grants in the new area 
of marine sciences and for soil and water conservation programs. This will 
call for $3,515,000 additional money. 

The additions to the 'B' Budget that I have recommended add up to slightly 
over $92,000,000. 

Add to this the $21,000,000 loss in General Fund revenue from tax relief 
recommendations and the $2,500,000 for capital improvements, and we have 
the grand total of $115,865,665 in additional revenues needed for our General 
Fund. 

An additional $5,000,000 will be required from the highway fund to meet the 
salary increases proposed for state employees generally, but whose salary comes 
from highway revenues. 



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TAX RECOMMENDATIONS 

I recommend to this General Assembly that the money to implement my 
recommendations to you be provided from the following sources. (All figures 
are for the biennium). 

An additional 10 per cent tax on liquor which will yield $26,000,000. 

An increase in the tax rate on beer by 1.5 cents per bottle over six ounces 
but less than 12 ounces and equivalent rates on other quantities with the state 
to retain all additional revenue. This will yield $15,000,000. 

A tax on cigarettes at the rate of five cents per package of twenty will yield 
$50,000,000. 

A tax on cigars of two cents each will yield $7,000,000. 

An increase of one-half of one per cent in all rates on Insurance Premiums 
will yield $10,000,000. 

An increase in the sales tax on motor vehicles, boats, and locomotives from 
the present 1.5 per cent to 2 per cent with the maximum remaining at $120 will 
yield $8,500,000. 

An increase in bank excise tax rates from the present 4.5 per cent to 6 per cent 
will yield $1,000,000. 

An increase by one-fourth in the rates at which Building and Loan Associ- 
ations are taxed will yield $1,000,000. 

These recommended sources and rates will provide $118,500,000 for the 
General Fund. 

The enactment of these recommendations will meet my recommended ad- 
ditional General Fund expenditures and provide a cushion of over $2,500,000. 



HIGHWAY FUNDS 

We must have more money for road construction and maintenance. Costs 
for both maintenance and new construction have risen sharply, at a far greater 
rate than our highway revenues. In addition, the increasing operating costs of 
the Department of Motor Vehicles, including the adding of highway patrolmen, 
continues to drain away funds that most people believe are available for roads. 

Most of the requests, verbally and by mail, coming to my office are pleas 
from our citizens to improve our roads, both primary and secondary. 

A thorough study by a commission named by Governor Moore reveals that 
under our present system of financing highway costs, there will be no money 
left from state funds for new construction by 1974. 

I repeat, we must have money for roads. 

Therefore, I strongly recommend that motor fuel taxes be increased by two 
cents per gallon and that license taxes on automobiles, trucks and other vehicles 
be increased by one-fourth. 



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The motor fuel tax will provide $88,000,000 and the increase in license fees 
will yield $21,000,000 for a total income to the Highway Fund of $109,000,000 
for the biennium. 

I point out that this figure would yield more funds for the highway depart- 
ment during my administration than the $200 million secondary road bond issue 
passed during my father's administration. Of course, it will not go nearly as 
far because of inflation, higher engineering requirements and also, these funds 
will not be earmarked for secondary roads alone. 

Now, let me comment with respect to my recommendations for a tax on 
cigarettes. 

First of all, I would not have recommended a cigarette tax if I had any reason 
to believe that such action would hurt the tobacco warehouseman or the tobacco 
manufacturer, and especially the tobacco grower. 

It will not, and anyone who thinks it through knows it will not. 

First of all, we are talking about only 2 per cent of the flue-cured tobacco 
grown in North Carolina. 

This amount is sold in the State, whereas 98 per cent of the crop is sold else- 
where and is already taxed. 

A five cent tax on 2 per cent of the crop is not going to affect sales. 

Tobacco prices are supported by the federal government. There is a floor 
underneath tobacco prices, so they will not be reduced and the farmer will not 
be hurt. 

I honestly feel that our failure to levy a cigarette tax has hurt our relations 
with other states and particularly with Congressmen and Senators from other 
states. 

We must remember it is these people who have the power to destroy the to- 
bacco price support program and impose restrictions on the advertising of 
cigarettes. 

Such action at the federal level would seriously harm the tobacco industry 
and directly reduce income to tobacco growers, warehousemen and manu- 
facturers. 

My friends in the tobacco industry, and there are many, would be best 
advised, in my honest opinion to concentrate their energies in Congress to save 
the price support program and prevent the ban on cigarette advertising, which 
is clearly a very real danger in this session of Congress. 

My only regret in recommending a cigarette tax to this distinguished body is 
that when I compaigned for this office, I said I was opposed to such a tax. 

But I also stated that if it became necessary to meet the essential needs of 
our State, then I would seek the necessary revenue. 

It has been said that when confronted with the facts, 'a wise man will change 
his mind, but a fool never changes his.' 



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Since assuming my responsibilities as Governor, I have been confronted 
with facts — facts supporting the overwhelming needs of our State, not nearly 
all of which can be met even if we levied a tax of ten cents per pack. 

So I make this recommendation with no apology, but only with explanation. 

I am man enough to stand before you to say I have found it necessary to 
change my earlier opinion. 

My responsibility to the entire state transends the desire to assist an industry. 

Finally, I believe it is time to destroy the myth that tobacco is king in North 
Carolina. 

Income from livestock and poultry already exceeds that of tobacco. 

True, it is very important to our economy and will be for as long as man wants 
to enjoy a smoke. But tobacco must not dominate our thinking to the detri- 
ment of our progress. 

Now I would like to comment on the sharing of state collected revenue with 
local governments, specifically the sales tax. 

I am opposed to the state collecting an additional sales tax, which now in- 
cludes food, and giving it back to local governments to spend. 

Many local governments do need financial assistance. Some do not. 

I feel strongly that every local government should first utilize their existing 
revenue sources before turning to the state for more unrestricted funds. I am 
not convinced that the majority of our local governments have made full use 
of their available resources. 

Further, in many cases, more efficient use of the local government tax dollar 
can be achieved by consolidating county and city governments, consolidating 
school administrative units and the sharing of services among counties. 

Many counties have glaring exemptions or inequities in their ad valorem tax 

structure. 

I caution you, the members of this General Assembly, to protect from further 
erosion the revenue sources available to the state. 

You must provide future administrations with the means of financing the 
expanding needs of a growing state. 

It is poor business to erode the tax sources of the state, knowing full well that 
the demand for state services will increase in the immediate future. 

There is every reason to believe that the pressure for revenue will be just as 
great or greater on future General Assemblies as it is upon us here today. 

Let me remind you, too, that the State of North Carolina already provides 
many services and much money for local government. 

The state constructs and maintains all roads and streets except those streets 
not on the state highway system. 

Many of the major city thoroughfares are on this system. In addition, in- 



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corporated municipalities receive Powell Bill Funds to aid in street improve- 
ments and construction. 

Most people believe the state receives the intangible tax, and we are con- 
stantly urged to eliminate this tax, but this 17 million goes back to local govern- 
ments with only a small service charge for the actual cost of collection. 

On July 1, 1969, the municipal share of the utilities franchise tax will increase 
from the present three-fourths of one per cent to two per cent. 

This will be one-third of the total 6 per cent that the state levies. This means 
that $4,950,000 will go back to municipalities in the first year of the upcoming 
biennium. 

On July 1, 1970, the municipal share of this tax will go to 3 per cent or one- 
half of the state's levy of 6 per cent. 

Thus, in the second year of the biennium $9,650,000 will be returned to local 
governments — money that once would have been available to the state. 

The state pays educational personnel admittedly not enough, but we provide 
the base. We provide the school buses and pay the drivers. 

Many small towns receive technical services such as planning assistance. 

The Local Government Commission and the Institute of Government render 
great service to local governments. 

All these services and more are being provided already by the state and my 
proposed Department of Local Affairs will give even greater assistance. 

So, do not labor under the illusion that the state does not assist local govern- 
ments, because it does in many ways. 

I have stated many times that local governments must be strengthened. I 
still hold that view. 

But they can be strengthened best by changes in the law to allow more home 
rule, consolidation of services, merging of governmental units, broader local 
taxing powers, and more technical and long-range planning assistance by the 
state. 

Government cannot sit off in a special place — untouched, unscarred by the 
rising cost before us in our daily lives. It cannot command such an isolated 
position. We must meet its demands, just as we rise to meet the demands in 
our personal lives. We must respond realistically to government's potential. 
When we do, we are responding to the people. 

For us not to take our place in what our State must do, we would be negligent 
in meeting the responsibilities that the people have placed in us. In turn, I 
want to do what I can to make our State more responsive to the evident needs 
of our people — needs which can be met in the framework of reasonable thought 
and action. 

I believe you feel the same way. I have strong confidence that the people will 
recognize our good intent, our mission, and our goals in the cooperative and con- 
structive spirit that has marked our State in the past. 



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As Governor, I welcome reaction of our people to what I have proposed; for 
what we are doing must always be viewed to be in the public's interest. 

And as I seek this public expression, I only ask that the people look con- 
structively and devotedly to our State. I ask them and you to consider what 
our State is now, what it should be and what it can be if we face our problems 
and show courage and corrective efforts in doing our best for those who look 
to us to do our best — meaning all the people of our State. 

This budget, then, is open for appraisal by you and by the people. In turn, 
I can see that if all of us face it and deal with it and make our decisions through 
it, North Carolina certainly will be served well. 

I am sure you know that I would not assume to tell you what to do or where 
to levy taxes that will produce the additional money needed to render these 
vital services to the people. 

I have mentioned several sources and types of tax levies. These I recommend 
as a result of careful and thoughtful study; these are suggested by me for your 
consideration along with other sources and types which you may wish to con- 
sider. 

The decision as to where the money comes from is your decision. Your best 
judgment will be acceptable to me. I urge you to levy such taxes as in your 
judgment will be fair, reasonable, and sufficient to provide for the urgent needs 
of the people of our State. I earnestly make these recommendations and sug- 
gestions to you, and they are made without reservation. 

I close with a quote from the famed jurist and poet, Oliver Wendell Holmes. 
T find the great thing in the world is not so much where we stand as in what 
direction we are moving. To reach the port — we must sail sometimes with 
the wind and sometimes against it; but we must sail and not drift nor lie at 
anchor'." 

On motion of Senator McGeachy, the Joint Assembly dissolves. The Senate 
repairs to its Chambers and the House resumes consideration of its business. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar as follows: 

By Representative McMillan, for the Committee on Alcoholic Beverage 
Control: 

H. B. 117, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-77, so 
as to regulate retail beer outlets in the City of Fayetteville. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

By Representative Leatherman, for the Committee on Higher Education: 

H. B. 13, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 116-46.3 re- 
lating to participation in sixth-year program of graduate instruction for super- 
intendents, assistant superintendents, and principals of public schools. 



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With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 35, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite Chapter 630, Session Laws of 
1967, so as to provide for the at large nomination and election of members of 
the Board of Education of Onslow County. 

With an unfavorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Beam: 

H. B. 123, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize and empower the Marion 
City Board of Education to convey the Mountain View High School property 
to the Board of County Commissioners of McDowell County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Soles and Williamson: 

H. B. 124, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the City of Whiteville and 
the Whiteville Airport Authority to convey airport property to Columbus 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Love: 

H. B. 125, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 614, Session Laws of 
1965, and General Statutes 153-9(17) relating to notice of closing of streets in 
the City of Sanford. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Beard, and Jones of Rutherford. 

H. B. 126, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the use of electronic sounding 
devices in taking game and birds. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

By Representative Auman: 

H. B. 127, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-61.1, 
relating to the authority of municipalities to execute warranty deeds, so as to 
make it applicable to Moore County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Clark and Mills: 

H. B. 128, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 666 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 to change the closing filing date from Saturday to Friday for 
candidates for the Monroe City school Board of Education. 



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Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representatives DeBruhl and Stevens: 

H. B. 129, a bill to be entitled an act to terminate pooled accounts and to 
establish individual accounts of funds held by the Clerk of Superior Court, 
Buncombe County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 22, a bill to be entitled an act to improve and provide public schools 
of a higher standard for the residents of Scotland Neck in Halifax County, to 
establish the Scotland Neck City Administrative Unit, to provide for the ad- 
ministration of the Public Schools in said administrative unit, to levy a special 
tax for the Public Schools in said administrative unit, all of which shall be sub- 
ject to the approval of the voters in a referendum or special election. 

Passes its third reading as amended by the following vote and is ordered 
engrossed and sent to the Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Barbee, Barker, Barr, 
Baugh, Beam, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, 
Burrus, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, 
Church, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, Everett, 
Falls, Fenner, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, 
Harkins, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson 
of Duplin, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, 
Mauney, Mayfield, McFadyen, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, 
Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, 
Stewart, Strickland, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, 
Vogler, Watkins, Williamson, and Wills — 85. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, Beard, 
Beatty, Billings, Blake, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Clark, Coble, Frye, Harris, 
Haynes, Johnson of Cabarrus, Jones of Mecklenburg, McDaniel, McKnight, 
McMillan of Robeson, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, 
Philips, Ridenour, Stanford, Stevens, Tart, Twiggs, Warlick, and Whitley — 
29. 

Representative McMillan of Wake votes "present". 

H. B. 69, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 160 of the General 
Statutes to provide that policemen and firemen who are non-residents may be 
employed. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 96, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 48 of the General 
Statutes to permit changing the name of an adopted person who is twenty-one 
(21) or more years of age. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 23, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize joint appeals from the several 
boards of equalization and review to the State Board of Assessments. 

On motion of Representative Britt, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered sent to the 
Senate for concurrence in House amendment. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. J. R. 105. A Joint Resolution honoring the memory of Benjamin Eagles 
Fountain, former legislator. 

S. J. R. 81. A Joint Resolution commemorating the life and memory of S. 
Ray Byerly. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



TWENTY-SIX DAY 

House of Representatives 
Thursday, February 13, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn recognizes Representative Harkins who approaches the 
dais and presents David Lawrence Puttman, an outstanding Boy Scout who 
made a few remarks about positive demonstration for our Country. On motion 
of the Mecklenburg delegation, the courtesies of the gallery are extended the 
Honorable David Y. McConnell, Ambassador to the United Nations, a Meck- 
lenburg County citizen. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Billings for today. 

report of committees 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Short, for the Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts: 

H. B. 41, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 9 of the General 
Statutes so as to permit persons sixty-five years of age or over to be excused 
from jury duty. 



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With an unfavorable report. 

S. B. 5, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain technical and clarifying 
amendments to General Statutes, Chapter 9, "Jurors". 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

By Representative Gentry, for the Committee on Election Laws: 

H. B. 9, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-46 so as to 
increase the compensation for precinct registrars and judges. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

S. B. 61, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite and clarify the statutory limi- 
tation-upon-right to perform autopsy. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 66, a bill to be entitled an act to correct several separate state board, 
commission and committee authorization acts to conform to General Statutes 
138-5 with regard to the amount of per diem payments authorized for members. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Hofler the bill is recommitted to Committee 
on Appropriations. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 43, a bill to be entitled an act repealing Chapter 5 of the 1965 Session 
Laws and amending a portion of Section 1 of Chapter 34 of the 1953 Session 
Laws of North Carolina to revise and establish ward boundary lines of the City 
of Gastonia. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 57, a bill to be entitled an act granting ordinance-making authority to 
counties. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Person the substitute bill is adopted. 

S. B. 33, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345 re- 
lating to ad valorem property tax penalties and discounts in the Town of Drexel. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 37, a bill to be entitled an act to grant zoning authority outside the city 
limits to the Town of Mount Pleasant in Cabarrus County. 

With a favorable report. 



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S. B. 39, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 302 of the Session Laws 
of 1967, by changing and enlarging the membership of Board of Directors and 
increasing benefits payable under the supplementary pension fund for firemen 
in the Town of Mount Airy. 

With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OP BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Jemison, McDaniel, Wills, McKnight and Horton: 

H. B. 130, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 601 of the Session 
Laws of North Carolina for the year 1947, as amended, authorizing the City 
Manager of Winston-Salem to execute contracts, deeds, bonds, and all other 
legal instruments in the name and on behalf of the city. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative McKnight: 

H. B. 131, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-181.9 
relating to definitions of open space areas, and General Statutes 160-181.10 to 
delete Forsyth County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Rose, Carter, Raynor, Bryan, McMillan of Robeson and 
Falls: 

H. B. 132, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the corporate existence of Con- 
federate Woman's Home. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Tolbert: 

H. B. 133, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 503 of the Session Laws 
of 1953 relating to the Recorder's Court at Mooresville, Iredell County, and 
to amend Chapter 613 Public-Local Laws 1913. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representative Johnson of Cabarrus: 

H. B. 134, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-132.1 so 
as to increase the maximum punishment for demonstrations or assemblies of 
persons kneeling or lying down in public buildings. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Ramsey of Person, Hofler, Godwin of Gates, Watkins 
and Mohn: 



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H. B. 135, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal General Statutes 15-162.1, 
relating to a plea of guilty in first degree murder, first degree burglary, arson, 
and rape. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

And, 

H. B. 136, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-21, 14-52, 
and 14-58, relating to punishment for rape, first degree burglary, and arson. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

And, 

H. B. 137, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-17, re- 
lating to punishment for murder. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Harris, Carter, Rose and Boshamer: 

H. B. 138, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 108-30.1 and 
General Statutes 108-73. 12a relating to welfare liens. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Short, Coble, Frye, Payne, Phillips and Ridenour: 

H. B. 139, a bill to be entitled an act amending and supplementing all laws 
authorizing and providing for the issuance of bonds, notes or other obligations 
of a unit within the meaning of the local government act to provide for the use 
of facsimile seals and signatures. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Payne, Coble, Johnson of Cabarrus, Phillips, McDaniel, 
Taylor of Transylvania, Short and Frye: 

H. B. 140, a bill to be entitled an act to allow professional personnel under 
contract with the North Carolina public schools authority to claim reimburse- 
ment for completed credit hours required by the North Carolina State Board 
of Education and the State Department of Public Instruction to renew their 
professional certificates. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Godwin of Gates: 

H. B. 141, a bill to be entitled an act relating to right of appeal in drainage 
district hearings. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Campbell of Wilson: 

H. B. 142, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-17. 1(b), 
General Statutes 20-23.1, General Statutes 20-141. 3(f), General Statutes 



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20-279. 13(c), General Statutes 20-279.14, and General Statutes 20-279. 16(b), 
to remove therefrom provisions relative to furnishing proof of financial responsi- 
bility. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Strickland, Phillips and Chase: 

H. B. 143, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate additional funds to 
maintain, improve, stimulate, increase and expand local public library facilities 
and operations in the State of North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Library. 

By Representatives Carter, Rose, Raynor and Bryan: 

H. B. 144, a bill to be entitled an act relating to terms and election of officials 
of the Town of Wade in Cumberland County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Jernigan: 

H. B. 145, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 93B of the General 
Statutes to require occupational licensing boards to file annual reports with 
the Attorney General's office. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Church and Speed: 

H. B. 146, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Warren County ABC 
Board to sell wines having alcoholic content of less than 14%. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representatives Church and Speed: 

H. B. 147, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-45(8) to 
authorize ABC Boards to sell at public auction real and personal property. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 



MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 6, a bill to be entitled an act so to amend Section 7 of Chapter 413 of 
1963 Session Laws, relating to the Town of Morganton Board of Alcoholic 
Beverage Control, so as to increase the share of net profits allocable to finding 
alcoholism causes and cures and to broaden scope of activities authorized there- 
for and for other purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

S. B. 75, a bill to be entitled an act to permit written declarations in lieu of 

oaths before an officer. 



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Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 117, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-77, so as 
to regulate retail beer outlets in the City of Fayetteville. 

On motion of Representative McMillan of Robeson the Committee amend- 
ment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 13, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 116-46.3 
relating to participation in sixth-year program of graduate instruction for 
superintendents, assistant superintendents, and principals of public schools. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10:00 o'clock A. M. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY 

House of representatives 
Friday, February 14, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Collins, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of 
the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, 
and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Carson for two weeks. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Penton for today. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Boger : 

H. B. 148, a bill to be entitled an act to require the Board of Education of 
Davie County to furnish to the Board of County Commissioners of Davie 
County a quarterly financial report. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 



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By Representatives Messer, Roberson, Harkins, Ramsey of Madison, De- 
Bruhl, Twiggs, Stevens, Beam, Royall, Clark, Reid, and Penny of Durham: 

H. B. 149, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the minimum wage act. 

Referred to Committee on Manufacturers and Labor. 

By Representative Paschall: 

H. B. 150, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the compensation of the 
County Commissioners of Wilson County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Baugh, Leatherman, Stewart, Carson, Harkins, Johnson 
of Cabarrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Beard, Troxell, Mills, Bumgardner, 
Mauney, Jones of Mecklenburg, Short, Clark and Stevens: 

H. B. 151, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes by inserting a new article therein imposing a tax on certain tobacco 
products. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Hofler and Royall: 

H. B. 152, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 24-8, which 
permits an 8% interest rate, so as to include foreign or domestic real estate in- 
vestment trusts. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

By Representative Penny of Harnett: 

H. B. 153, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 7A-171 re- 
lating to the appointment of magistrates so as to provide for their appointment 
by the chief district judge. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

And, 

H. B. 154, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 508 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 so as to permit Harnett County to release certain restrictions on 
hospital property. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Soles: 

H. B. 155, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the General Statutes with 
regard to physicians qualified to treat Workmen's Compensation claimants in 
North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Manufacturers and Labor. 

By Representatives Raynor, Carter, Mohn, Bumgardner, Rose and William- 
son: 



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H. B. 156, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-145 to 
prohibit posting of political advertisements on property without permission 
of the owner. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representative Mills: 

H. B. 157, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for the restoration 
and maintenance of the Boggan-Hammond House in Anson County. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Ramsey of Person: 

H. B. 158, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-116 (d) 
pertaining to the size of vehicles and extending the length of certain trucks. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

MESSAGE PROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and dis- 
posed of as follows: 

S. B. 34, a bill to be entitled an act to amend various sections of the General 
Statutes to take into account the existence of the Court of Appeals. 
Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 43, a bill to be entitled an act repealing Chapter 5 of the 1965 Session 
Laws and amending a portion of Section 1 of Chapter 34 of the 1953 Session 
Laws of North Carolina to revise and establish ward boundary lines of the City 
of Gastonia. 

On motion of Representative Stewart, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 33, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345 re- 
lating to ad valorem property tax penalties and discounts in the Town of Drexel. 

On motion of Representative Fulton, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Monday night, February 17, 1969. 

S. B. 37, a bill to be entitled an act to grant zoning authority outside the 
city limits to the town of Mount Pleasant in Cabarrus County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 39, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 302 of the Session Laws 
of 1967, by changing and enlarging the membership of Board of Directors and 
increasing benefits payable under the supplementary pension fund for firemen 
in the Town of Mount Airy. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 9, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-46 so as to 
increase the compensation for precinct registrars and judges. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 57, a bill to be entitled an act granting ordinance-making authority 
to counties. 

On motion of Representative Harkins, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, February 18, 1969. 

S. B. 5, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain technical and clarifying 
amendments to General Statutes Chapter 9, "Jurors". 

On motion of Representative Short, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Person, further consideration of 
the bill is postponed until Tuesday, February 18, 1969. 

S. B. 61, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite and clarify the statutory limi- 
tation-upon-right to perform autopsy. 

On motion of Representative Hofler, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, February 18, 1969. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State; 

S. B. 23. An act to authorize joint appeals from the several Boards of Equali- 
zation and Review to the State Board of Assessments. 

H. B. 44. An act to amend the Charter of the City of Lenoir, Chapter 487 of 
the Session Laws of 1967, to fix the organization meeting of the City Council. 

H. B. 56. An act to make the eight year statute of limitations on ad valorem 
tax refunds contained in General Statutes 105-405.1 applicable in Cumberland 
County and Fayetteville by repealing Chapter 676 of the Session Laws of 1959. 

H. B. 76. An act amending General Statutes 47-17.1 so as to require that 
certain papers and documents registered in Pitt County show thereon the name 
of the draftsman. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet Saturday at ten o'clock A. M. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY 



House of Representatives 
Saturday, February 15, 1969 



The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative McMillan of Wake, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker 
Pro Tempore. 



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Prayer is offered by Mr. Harold Pope, a member of the Sergeant-at-Arms 
Staff. 

Without objection the Journal of Friday stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Twiggs, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet Monday, February 17, 1969 at 8:00 P. M. 



TWENTY-NINTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Monday Night, February 17, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Eagles, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of the 
House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, found correct, and 
without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Beatty for tonight. 

On motion of Representative Short, S. B. 5, entitled "a bill to be entitled an 
act to make certain technical and clarifying amendments to General Statutes 
Chapter 9, 'Jurors'," is withdrawn from the calendar for Tuesday, February 
19, 1969 and re-referred to the Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Moore: 

H. B. 159, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating funds to the Department 
of Conservation & Development for the purchase and operation of a forest fire 
control plowing unit for Pender County. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Twiggs, McMillan of Wake, and McKnight: 

H. B. 160, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapters 14 and 15 of the 
General Statutes so as to abolish capital punishment. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives McDaniel, Jemison, Horton, Wills and McKnight: 

H. B. 161, a bill to be entitled an act applicable to Winston-Salem only, 
amending General Statutes 160-175. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 



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By Representatives Messer, Ramsey of Madison, Jones of Rutherford, 
Harkins, DeBruhl, Stevens, Falls and Beam: 

H. B. 162, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination and 
election of the Board of County Commissioners of Cherokee County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives McMillan of Robeson, Speros, and Campbell of Robeson: 

H. J. R. 163, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Paul Herman 
Thompson who served his State and County with honor, devotion and distinc- 
tion. 

On motion of Representative McMillan of Robeson, the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representatives Short, Coble, Rountree, Reid, Snyder, and Ridenour: 

H. B. 164, a bill to be entitled an act to provide legal representation for indi- 
gent persons, to strengthen the assigned counsel system, to establish a public 
defender in certain judicial districts, and for other related purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representative Mohn: 

H. B. 165, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-179, 
General Statutes 20-17 (2) and General Statutes 20-19 pertaining to penalties for 
driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs and 
providing for rehabilitation treatment and mandatory jail sentences. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representative Euliss: 

H. B. 166, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-118 con- 
cerning axle weights. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 42, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-279.21 
relating to motor vehicle liability policies so as to provide that default judg- 
ments taken against insureds shall not be used as a basis for judgment against 
an insurer unless such insurer has had reasonable notice of the pendency of 
suit against its insured and an opportunity to defend. 

Referred to Committee on Insurance. 



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S. B. 45, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-128 and 
General Statutes 14-134.1 so as to increase penalty for violations. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

S. B. 78, a bill to be entitled an act to correct certain errors in the General 

Statutes. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 33, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345 re- 
lating to ad valorem property tax penalties and discounts in the Town of Drexel. 
Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 

S. B. 37. An Act to grant zoning authority outside the city limits of the 
Town of Mount Pleasant in Cabarrus County. 

S. B. 39. An Act to amend Chapter 302 of the Session Laws of 1967, by 
changing and enlarging the membership of Board of Directors and increasing 
benefits payable under the supplementary pension fund for firemen in the Town 
of Mount Airy. 

H. B. 32. An Act to modify the motor vehicle restrictions pertaining to 
passing at railroad intersections. 

H. B. 77. An Act amending General Statutes 30-15 so as to increase the 
year's allowance of a surviving spouse to two thousand dollars. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



THIRTIETH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Tuesday, February 18, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 



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Prayer is offered by the Reverend John Baxley, State Chaplain of the North 
Carolina Jaycees. 

Representative Collins, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of 
the House, reports the Journal of Monday night has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Cabarrus, the rules are suspended 
in order that he may introduce to the House a special guest, Mr. Jim Church, 
President of the North Carolina Jaycees. Representative Johnson escorts Mr. 
Church to the dais where Mr. Church makes a few remarks. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the gallery and floor to Mrs. 
Annie E. Cooper, former Principal Clerk of the House. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Phillips for tomorrow. 



REPORT OP COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. B. 84, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 20-1 1(b) re- 
lating to automobile operators learners' permits so as to permit night driving 
with such permit. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-9 to re- 
quire an applicant for a North Carolina driver's license to surrender any out- 
of-state licenses previously issued to him. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 

H. B. 31, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the receipt of unordered 
merchandise so as to provide that the recipient thereof is not liable for the 
payment thereof. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates the substitute bill is adopted. 

H. B. 61, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 87 of the 
General Statutes so as to increase from $20,000.00 to $35,000.00 the cost of an 
undertaking which will require a contractor to have a general contractor's 
license. 



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With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 97, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 20-179 so as 
to limit the first and second offenses of driving under the influence of intoxi- 
cating liquor or narcotic drugs to six months imprisonment. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 125, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 614, Session Laws 
of 1965, and General Statutes 153-9(17) relating to notice of closing of streets 
in the City of Sanford. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 145, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 93B of the General 
Statutes to require occupational licensing boards to file annual reports with 
the Attorney General's office. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Hofier, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 60, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize and make uniform the pro- 
cedure making a gift of all or part of a human body after death for specified 
purposes. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 90, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-401.9 to 
provide for removal of illegally parked motor vehicles from private parking lots. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Hofier the substitute bill is adopted. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Jones of Rutherford, Taylor of Transylvania, and Johnson 
of Cabarrus: 

H. J. R. 167, a House joint resolution designating February 18, 1969, as 
Jaycee Day in the General Assembly. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Cabarrus the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



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By Representative Jones of Rutherford: 

H. B. 168, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article X, Section 2, of the 
Constitution of North Carolina to increase homestead exemption of two thou- 
sand dollars. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendment. 
By Representatives Moore and Johnson of Duplin: 

H. B. 169, a bill to be entitled an act relating to hunting from public roads 
in Duplin and Pender Counties. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

By Representative Clark: 

H. B. 170, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Monroe City Board of 
Education to convey certain property to the City of Monroe. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Barbee, Baugh, Beatty, Carson, Church, Fenner, Gentry, 
Green, Jones of Mecklenburg, Mauney, McMillan of Wake, Moore, Ridenour, 
Rountree, Royall, Strickland, Vogler, Beard, Jemison and Covington: 

H. B. 171, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 2, Article II, of the 
North Carolina Constitution so as to provide for annual sessions of the General 
Assembly. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and dis- 
posed of as follows: 

S. B. 73, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-7(f) to 
permit a person temporarily residing outside North Carolina to renew an 
operator's license by mail. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

S. B. 89, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 614, Session Laws of 
1965, and General Statutes 153-9(17) relating to notice of closing of streets in 
the City of Sanford. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 90, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 989, Session Laws of 
1967, to clarify election procedures in annexed areas. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 



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CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 57, a bill to be entitled an act granting ordinance-making authority 
to counties. 

Passes its second reading. 

Upon objection to the third reading by Representative Holshouser, the bill 
remains on the Calendar. 

S. B. 61, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite and clarify the statutory limi- 
tation-upon-right to perform autopsy. 

Representative Bumgardner offers an amendment. 

On motion of Representative Andrews the bill and amendment is recommitted 
to the Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

S. B. 33. An Act to amend General Statutes 105-345 relating to ad valorem 
property tax penalties and discounts in the Town of Drexel. 

On motion of Representative Eagles, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock noon. 



THIRTY-FIRST DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, February 19, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Beatty and Coble for tomorrow 
and Friday. 



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On motion of Representative Jones of Rutherford, the courtesies of the floor 
are extended to the Honorable Thurston Arledge, a former member of the 
House from Polk County. 

On motion of Representatives Paschall and Britt, the courtesies of the floor 
are extended to the Honorable Adam J. Whitley, Jr., a former Senator and 
member of the House from Johnston County. 

On motion of Representative Boshamer, the courtesies of the floor are ex- 
tended to the Honorable Tom Bennett, a former member of the House from 
Carteret County. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative McMillan of Robeson, for the Committee on Alcoholic 
Beverage Control: 

H. B. 146, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Warren County ABC 
Board to sell wines having alcoholic content of less than 14%. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 147, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-45 (8) 
to authorize ABC Boards to sell at public auction real and personal property. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 6, a bill to be entitled an act so to amend Section 7 of Chapter 413 of 
1963 Session laws, relating to the Town of Morganton Board of Alcoholic 
Beverage Control, so as to increase the share of net profits allocable to finding 
alcoholism causes and cures and to broaden scope of activities authorized there- 
for and for other purposes. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Eagles, for the Committee on Banks and Banking: 

H. B. 58, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 24-10 re- 
lating to 7% interest on residential loans so as to permit 7% interest on certain 
church building and improvement loans. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Short, for the Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts: 

H. B. 133, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 503 of the Session 
Laws of 1953 relating to the Recorder's Court at Mooresville, Iredell County, 
and to amend Chapter 613 Public-Local Laws 1913. 

With a favorable report. 



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By Representative Gentry, for the Committee on Election Laws: 

H. B. 98, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1063 of the Session 
Laws of 1967, so as to provide that General Statute 163-117 shall not apply to 
the seats in the House of Representatives for the Thirtieth District. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 128, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 666 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 to change the closing filing date from Saturday to Friday for can- 
didates for the Monroe City School Board of Education. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. B. 75, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-114.1 
making unlawful the act of disobeying the directions of an officer directing 
traffic. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Paschall, the substitute bill is adopted. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Roberson and Burrus: 

H. J. R. 172, a joint resolution honoring the memory of Clifton Linwood Bell, 
former member of the House of Representatives from Hyde County. 

On motion of Representative Roberson, the rules are suspended and the bill 
is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF CLIFTON 
LINWOOD BELL, FORMER MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRE- 
SENTATIVES FROM HYDE COUNTY. 

WHEREAS, Clifton Linwood Bell was born February 2, 1891, and died 
January 1, 1969, after a lifetime of distinguished and honorable service to his 
State and to his county of Hyde; and 

WHEREAS, in the death of Mr. Bell the State has lost a highly capable 
citizen who devoted his time, energy and talents to the betterment of the State, 
serving as a Representative from Hyde County in the 1921, 1945 and 1947 
Sessions of the General Assembly; and 



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WHEREAS, Mr. Bell was a heroic veteran of World War I, having served 
a year overseas as an infantryman on the Western Front, and having fought 
in the battles of Ypres, BelliCourt and Axincourt; and 

WHEREAS, in his home county Mr. Bell was a lawyer, and for eight years 
served as Clerk of Superior Court; and 

WHEREAS, Mr. Bell, during a long and successful career, set a very high 
standard of personal conduct, evidencing in both his personal and private life 
unquestioned integrity, loyalty to the Democratic Party, unflagging interest 
in justice and the well-being of all people, and conducted himself as a great and 
charming gentleman: 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the 
Senate concurring: 

Section 1. That in the passing of Clifton Linwood Bell, North Carolina, the 
County of Hyde, and the Town of Swan Quarter have lost an able legislator, 
an outstanding citizen, and a dedicated lawyer, whose affection and devotion 
for his own people were expressed in a lifetime of public service. 

Sec. 2. That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of both 
the House of Representatives and the Senate, and that a copy of this Resolution 
shall be duly certified by the Secretary of State and by him transmitted to the 
family of Clifton Linwood Bell. 

Sec. 3. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

By Representative Rountree: 

H. B. 173, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-106 
regarding the pledge of a candidate. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representative Rountree and Reid: 

H. B. 174, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-30 re- 
garding the oath of office for County Boards of Elections. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representatives Roberson, Burrus and McKnight: 

H. B. 175, a bill to be entitled an act to provide that the issuance of bonds 
after a bond order takes effect shall be extended by the period of time within 
which such bonds could not be issued because of litigation. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

By Representative Mayfield: 

H. B. 176, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 1113 of the 1967 
Session Laws providing for the non-partisan election of the Henderson County 
Board of Education and the extension of the terms of office of the members 
of the Henderson County Board of Education so as to provide for the non- 
partisan election of the entire membership of the Henderson County Board 
of Education at the 1970 regular general County election. 



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Referred to Committee on Local Government. 
By Representatives Burrus and Roberson: 

H. B. 177, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 148 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 and Chapter 152 of the Session Laws of 1967 relating to the Charter 
of the Town of Nags Head and to amend said charter relating to the election 
of the members of the governing body of said town. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Taylor of Transylvania: 

H. B. 178, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of Commissioners 
for the County of Transylvania to fix the fees to be paid to the jailer for said 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 179, a bill to be entitled an act to amend section 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Boards of County Commissioners of Jackson, Transylvania, and 
Swain Counties to prescribe regulations relating to the listing of property for 
taxation in those counties. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Horton, McKnight, McDaniel, Jemison and Wills: 

H. B. 180, a bill to be entitled an act amending the charter of the City of 
Winston-Salem. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Reid, Jones of Rutherford, Penton, Soles, Rountree and 
Snead: 

H. B. 181, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 31-1 to 
authorize any person of sound mind, and 18 years of age or over, to make a will. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representative Mohn: 

H. B. 182, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 1-315, re- 
lating to levy on property subject to sale under execution. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representative Strickland: 

H. B. 183, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes to provide a preference primary for candidates for President of the 
United States. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representatives Church and Speed: 



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H. B. 184, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 21, Chapter 130, of 
the General Statutes to exempt County Medical Examiners from the prohibition 
against double office holding. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representative Messer: 

H. B. 185, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-51 so as 
to prohibit the transportation of alcoholic beverages in vehicles for hire unless 
such beverages belong to a passenger therein. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representative Twiggs: 

H. B. 186, a bill to be entitled an act to amend and supplement "The Revenue 
Act", being Subchapter I of Chapter 105 of the General Statutes, by adding 
thereto a new article imposing a soft drinks license tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Stewart, Bumgardner, Speros, Payne, Leatherman, 
Raynor, DeBruhl, Twiggs, Coble and Kincaid: 

H. B. 187, a bill to be entitled an act to provide salaries for public school per- 
sonnel to the national average and to maintain the national average through the 
biennium 1969-1971. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Leatherman: 

H. B. 188, a bill to be entitled an act to amend North Carolina General 
Statutes 116-45(5) defining the primary purpose of Elizabeth City State College, 
Fayetteville State College, and Winston-Salem State College. 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education. 

By Representative Martin: 

H. B. 189, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes by inserting a new article therein imposing a tax on cigarettes and by 
inserting therein another new article imposing a tax on soft drinks. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 57, a bill to be entitled an act granting ordinance-making authority to 
counties. 

Representative Rhyne offers an amendment. 

On motion of Representative Harkins, consideration of the bill and amend- 
ment is postponed until tomorrow, February 20, 1969. 



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H. B. 31, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the receipt of unordered mer- 
chandise so as to provide that the recipient thereof is not liable for the payment 
thereof. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates, consideration of the bill is 
postponed until tomorrow, February 20, 1969. 

H. B. 60, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize and make uniform the pro- 
cedure making a gift of all or part of a human body after death for specified 
purposes. 

On motion of Representative Jones of Mecklenburg, the Committee amend- 
ments are adopted. 

Representative Johnson of Wake offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 84, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 20-ll(b) 
relating to automobile operators learners' permits so as to permit night driving 
with such permit. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 90, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-401.9 to 
provide for removal of illegally parked motor vehicles from private parking 
lots. 

On motion of Representative Hofler, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until tomorrow, February 20, 1969. 

H. B. 97, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 20-179 so as 
to limit the first and second offenses of driving under the influence of intox- 
icating liquor or narcotic drugs to six months imprisonment. 

On motion of Representative Short, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-9 to re- 
quire an applicant for a North Carolina driver's license to surrender any out- 
of-state licenses previously issued to him. 

On motion of Representative Paschall, the Committee amendments are 
adopted. 

On motion of Representative Rountree, the bill is re-referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary No. 1. 

H. B. 125, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 614, Session Laws of 
1965, and General Statutes 153-9(17) relating to notice of closing of streets in 
the City of Sanford. 

On motion of Representative Love, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Friday, February 21, 1969. 



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H. B. 145, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 93B of the General 
Statutes to require occupational licensing boards to file annual reports with 
the Attorney General's Office. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Baugh objects to third reading and the bill remains on the 
Calendar. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 

State: 

H. J. R. 163. A Joint Resolution honoring the life and memory of Paul 
Herman Thompson who served his state and county with honor, devotion and 
distinction. 

H. J. R. 167. A House Joint Resolution designating February 18, 1969, as 
Jaycee Day in the General Assembly. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



THIRTY-SECOND DAY 

House of Representatives 
Thursday, February 20, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Clark, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Henry Hall Wilson, a former member of the House from Union 
County and now President of the Chicago Board of Trade. 

On motion of Representative Clark, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Frank Pittman, a former member of the House from Halifax 

County. 



report of committees 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 



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H. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-9 to re- 
quire an applicant for North Carolina driver's license to surrender any out-of- 
state licenses previously issued to him. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 138, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 108-30.1 and 
General Statutes 108.73.12a relating to welfare liens. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 64, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 1-239 (b) so as 
to permit waiver of notice by attorneys of record in certain cases. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2.: 

H. B. 170, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Monroe City Board of 
Education to convey certain property to the City of Monroe. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 45, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-128 and 
General Statutes 14-134.1 so as to increase penalty for violations. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 88, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the City of Greensboro to 
convey a fee simple determinable estate in 10.41 acres of land to the Greens- 
boro Police Club, Incorporated. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 101, a bill to be entitled an act creating the Charlotte-Mecklenburg 
Charter Commission and providing for an election upon the consolidation of 
the governments of the municipalities within, and the County of Mecklenburg. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 107, a bill to be entitled an act to make Hoke County "Stock Law 
Territory". 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 112, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Cumberland County 
ABC Board to establish a retirement system. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 123, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize and empower the Marion 
City Board of Education to convey the Mountain View High School property 
to the Board of County Commissioners of McDowell County. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 124, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the City of Whiteville and 
the Whiteville Airport Authority to convey airport property to Columbus 
County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 129, a bill to be entitled an act to terminate pooled accounts and to 
establish individual accounts of funds held by the Clerk of Superior Court, 
Buncombe County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 130, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 601 of the Session 
Laws of North Carolina for the year 1947, as amended, authorizing the City 
Manager of Winston-Salem to execute contracts, deeds, bonds, and all other 
legal instruments in the name and on behalf of the city. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 131, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-181.9 
relating to definitions of open space areas, and General Statutes 160-181.10 to 
delete Forsyth County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 139, a bill to be entitled an act amending and supplementing all laws 
authorizing and providing for the issuance of bonds, notes or other obligations 
of a unit within the meaning of the local government act to provide for the use 
of facsimile seals and signatures. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 144, a bill to be entitled an act relating to terms and election of officials 
of the Town of Wade in Cumberland County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 162, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination and election 
of the Board of County Commissioners of Cherokee County. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 20, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 272 of the Public-Local 
Laws of 1929 so as to allow the Executive Committee to set the salary of the 
Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Peace Officers' Protective Association. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 89, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 614, Session Laws of 
1965, and General Statutes 153-9(17) relating to notice of closing of streets in 
the City of Sanford. 

With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 



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By Representatives Bumgardner, Stewart and DeBruhl: 

H. B. 190, a bill to be entitled an act relating to funeral and burial trust funds. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Building. 

By Representatives Ridenour, Phillips, Payne, Rose, Coble, Fenner, Beard, 
Snead, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Clark and Short: 

H. B. 191, a bill to be entitled an act making prison terms mandatory for the 
use of firearms in the commission of crimes. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Snead: 

H. B. 192, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 153-9(353-^) 
and 153-9(35?4) relating to the authority of Boards of County Commissioners 
to expend nontax and tax revenues for soil and water conservation so as to make 
said statutes applicable to New Hanover County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives McMillan of Robeson, Leatherman and Campbell of 
Robeson: 

H. B. 193, a bill to be entitled an act to amend North Carolina General 
Statutes 116-45(2) defining the primary purpose of Pembroke State College. 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education. 

By Representatives Vogler, Baugh, Beatty, Carson, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, and Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 194, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 713 of the Session 
Laws of 1965, being the Charter of the City of Charlotte in Mecklenburg 

County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Messer: 

H. B. 195, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-141(b)(5) 
increasing the maximum speed to 70 miles per hour. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representative Billings: 

H. B. 196, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345, 
fixing discounts for prepayment of taxes in Wilkes County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Taylor of Transylvania: 

H. B. 197, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 162-5 per- 
taining to the procedure for filling a vacancy in the office of Sheriff. 

Preferred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 



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MESSAGE PROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and dis- 
posed of as follows: 

H. B. 69, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 160 of the General 
Statutes to provide that policemen and firemen who are non-residents may be 
employed. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Gregory, further consideration of the bill is 
postponed until tomorrow, February 21, 1969. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 128, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 666 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 to change the closing filing date from Saturday to Friday for candi- 
dates for the Monroe City School Board of Education. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 133, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 503 of the Session 
Laws of 1953 relating to the Recorder's Court at Mooresville, Iredell County, 
and to amend Chapter 613 Public-Local Laws 1913. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 146, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Warren County ABC 
Board to sell wines having alcoholic content of less than 14%. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 6, a bill to be entitled an act so as to amend Section 7 of Chapter 413 of 
1963 Session Laws, relating to the Town of Morganton Board of Alcoholic 
Beverage Control, so as to increase the share of net profits allocable to finding 
alcoholism causes and cures and to broaden scope of activities authorized there- 
for and for other purposes. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 57, a bill to be entitled an act granting ordinance-making authority to 
counties. 

The amendment offered by Representative Rhyne on Wednesday, February 
20, 1969 is adopted. 

Passes its third reading, as amended, and is ordered engrossed and sent, to the 
Senate. 

H. B. 145, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 93B of the General 
Statutes to require occupational licensing boards to file annual reports with the 
Attorney General's office. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



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H. B. 31, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the receipt of unordered mer- 
chandise so as to prov de that the recipient thereof is not liable for the payment 
thereof. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Johnson of Wake objects to the third reading and the bill 
remains on the Calendar. 

H. B. 58, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 24-10 relating 
to 7% interest on residential loans so as to permit 7% interest on certain church 
building and improvement loans. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 75, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-114.1 
making unlawful the act of disobeying the directions of an officer directing 
traffic. 

Representative Andrews offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 90, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-401.9 to 
provide for removal of illegally parked motor vehicles from private parking 
lots. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Short objects to the third reading and the bill remains on the 
Calendar. 

H. B. 98, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1063 of the Session 
Laws of 1967, so as to provide that General Statute 163-117 shall not apply to 
the seats in the House of Representatives for the Thirtieth District. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 147, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-45(8) to 
authorize ABC Boards to sell at public auction real and personal property. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

On motion of Representative Eagles, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at ten o'clock A. M. 



THIRTY-THIRD DAY 

House of Representatives 
Friday, February 21, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 



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Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Clark of Union, the Honorable Henry Hall 
Wilson, a former member of the House from Union County, approaches the 
dais and makes a few remarks. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Barbee and Bumgardner for 
today. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Person, H. B. 90, entitled "a bill to 
be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-401.9 to provide for removal 
of illegally parked motor vehicles from private parking lots." is taken from 
today's calendar. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey the vote by which H. B. 90 passed its 
second reading on Thursday, February 20, 1969 is reconsidered. On motion 
of Representative Ramsey of Person, the bill is re-referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary No. 2. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Williamson: 

H. B. 198, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 1096 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 which enabled Mecklenburg County to impose a sales and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Euliss: 

H. B. 199, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-13(e) and 
General Statutes 20-24(c) concerning the definition of conviction. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Speed and Church: 

H. B. 200, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the charter of the Town of 
Littleton to remove limitation on value of estate and property. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Vogler, Baugh, Beatty, Carson, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, and Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 201, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 598 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 authorizing use of nontax revenues for recreational purposes in 
Mecklenburg County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Messer: 



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H. B. 202, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-185 to 
provide for certain benefits for driver license examiners. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Green, Williamson, Lilley, Moore, Snead, Roberson, 
Carter, Tart, Mohn, Boshamer, Speros, Rose, McMillan of Robeson, McFadyen, 
Soles, Penton, and Johnson of Duplin: 

H. B. 203, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for the North Caro- 
lina Blueberry Festival in Bladen County. 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

By Representative Rhyne: 

H. B. 204, a bill to be entitled an act to assure equal treatment of all citizens 
of Gaston County when fees are charged for certain services furnished by the 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 
By Representative Moore: 

H. B. 205, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the salaries of the County Commis- 
sioners of Pender County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 102, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the salaries of the County Com- 
missioners of Pitt County at one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per month. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

CALENDAR 
Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 101, a bill to be entitled an act creating the Charlotte-Mecklenburg 
Charter Commission and providing for an election upon the consolidation of the 
governments of the municipalities within, and the County of, Mecklenburg. 

On motion of Representative Vogler, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended by the following vote and remains on 
the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, 
Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell 
of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Collins, Coving- 
ton, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, 



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Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of 
Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, 
McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, Mc- 
Millan of Wake, Messer, Mitchell, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, 
Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of 
Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, 
Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strick- 
land, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, 
Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson, and Wills — 110. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 88, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the City of Greensboro to 
convey a fee simple determinable estate in 10.41 acres of land to the Greensboro 
Police Club, Incorporated. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 107, a bill to be entitled an act to make Hoke County "Stock Law Ter- 
ritory". 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 112, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Cumberland County 
ABC Board to establish a retirement system. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 123, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize and empower the Marion 
City Board of Education to convey the Mountain View High School property 
to the Board of County Commissioners of McDowell County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 124, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the City of Whiteville and 
the Whiteville Airport Authority to convey airport property to Columbus 
County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 125, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 614, Session Laws 
of 1965, and General Statutes 153-9(17) relating to notice of closing of streets 
in the City of Sanford. 

On motion of Representative Love the bill is temporarily displaced. 

H. B. 129, a bill to be entitled an act to terminate pooled accounts and to 
establish individual accounts of funds held by the Clerk of Superior Court, 
Buncombe County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 130, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 601 of the Session 
Laws of North Carolina for the year 1947, as amended, authorizing the City 
Manager of Winston-Salem to execute contracts, deeds, bonds, and all other 
legal instruments in the name and on behalf of the city. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 144, a bill to be entitled an act relating to terms and election of officials 
of the Town of Wade in Cumberland County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 162, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination and election 
of the Board of County Commissioners of Cherokee County. 

On motion of Representative Messer consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, February 25, 1969. 

H. B. 170, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Monroe City Board of 
Education to convey certain property to the City of Monroe. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 20, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 272 of the Public-Local 
Laws of 1929 so as to allow the Executive Committee to set the salary of the 
Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Peace Officers' Protective Association. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 89, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 614, Session Laws of 
1965, and General Statutes 153-9(17) relating to notice of closing of streets in 
the City of Sanford. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

On motion of Representative Love, identical H. B. 125, entitled "a bill to 
be entitled an act to amend Chapter 614, Session Laws of 1965, and General 
Statutes 153-9(17) relating to notice of closing of streets in the City of Sanford." 
is postponed indefinitely. 

H. B. 69, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 160 of the General 
Statutes to provide that policemen and firemen who are non-residents may be 
employed. 

On motion of Representative Gregory consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, February 25, 1969. 

H. B. 31, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the receipt of unordered 
merchandise so as to provide that the recipient thereof is not liable for the 
payment thereof. 

Representative Campbell of Robeson offers an amendment which is adopted. 

On motion of Representative Stewart consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, February 25, 1969. 

H. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-9 to re- 
quire an applicant for a North Carolina driver's license to surrender any out- 
of-state licenses previously issued to him. 

On motion of Representative Paschall consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Wednesday, February 26, 1969. 



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H. B. 131, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-181.9 
relating to definitions of open space areas, and General Statutes 160-181.10 to 
delete Forsyth County. 

On motion of Representative McKnight consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, February 25, 1969. 

H. B. 138, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 108-30.1 and 
General Statutes 108-73. 12a relating to welfare liens. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 139, a bill to be entitled an act amending and supplementing all laws 
authorizing and providing for the issuance of bonds, notes or other obligations 
of a unit within the meaning of the local government act to provide for the use 
of facsimile seals and signatures. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 45, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-128 and 
General Statutes 14-134.1 so as to increase penalty for violations. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Person the Committee amendments 
are adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered sent to the 
Senate for concurrence in House amendment. 

S. B. 64, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 1-239 (b) so as 
to permit waiver of notice by attorneys of record in certain cases. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 

H. J. R. 172. A Joint Resolution honoring the memory of Clifton Linwood 
Bell, former member of the House of Representatives from Hyde County. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10:00 o'clock A. M. 



THIRTY-FOURTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Saturday, February 22, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative Taylor of Wake, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker 
Pro Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Representative Johnson of Wake. 



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Representative Taylor of Wake, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet Monday night at 8 o'clock. 



THIRTY-FIFTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Monday night, February 24, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Ralph Fleming, pastor of the Westover 
Methodist Church of Raleigh. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Jones of Mecklenburg for 
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Euliss for Thursday and Friday. 

On motion of Representatives Speed and Church, the courtesies of the gallery 
are extended the Honorable Linwood Peoples, District Judge, and the Honor- 
ables Leo Carr and Hamilton Hobgood, Judges of the Superior Court. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Paschall, and Campbell of Wilson: 

H. B. 206, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and consolidate the Charter 
of the City of Wilson and to repeal prior charter acts. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives McMillan of Wake, Mohn, Jones of Rutherford, and 
Campbell of Wilson: 

H. B. 207, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 20 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina increasing the driver license revocation time for 
excessive speed to avoid apprehension and creating a new offense of unlawful 
flight to avoid apprehension. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Johnson of Wake, Jones of Rutherford, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Penny of Durham, Clark, Stewart and Harkms: 



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H. B. 208, a bill to be entitled an act to create Chapter 55B of the General 
Statutes relating to the formation of corporations by persons duly licensed to 
render professional services, and defining the powers and responsibilities of 
such corporations and its members. 

Referred to Committee on Corporations. 
By Representative Rhyne: 

H. B. 209, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to prohibit any newly incorporated city or town from including any 
area within one mile of any existing incorporated city or town. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Raynor, Carter, Harkins, DeBruhl, Beam, Mohn, and 
McMillan of Robeson: 

H. B. 210, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-256 re- 
tating to punishment for escape from lawful custody so as to make it a felony 
lo escape from lawful custody. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Speed: 

H. B. 211, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-245.16 
relating to the North Carolina Egg Law. 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

And, 

H. B. 212, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 16 of Chapter 106 
relating to bottling of soft drinks so as to provide for regulation thereof by the 
Department of Agriculture. 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 41, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 135-1 so as 
to make permanent employees of the North Carolina Symphony Society, Inc., 
eligible for membership in the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement 
System. 

Referred to Committee on State Personnel. 

S. B. 88, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the qualified voters of the 
Town of Mount Airy to determine whether or not alcoholic beverage control 
stores shall be established in said town and to prescribe the disposition of the 
net profits thereof. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 



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S. B. 40, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt the North Carolina Symphony 
Society, Incorporated, from certain privilege license taxes. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

S. B. 67, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the dedication of streets in 
partition proceedings. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 101, a bill to be entitled an act creating the Charlotte-Mecklenburg 
Charter Commission and providing for an election upon the consolidation of 
the governments of the municipalities within, and the County of, Mecklenburg. 

Passes its third reading as amended by the following vote and is ordered 
engrossed and sent to the Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell 
of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carter, Chase, 
Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, Everett, 
Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of 
Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Hol- 
shouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, 
Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, 
Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, Mc- 
Michael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, 
Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, 
Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Rober- 
son, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, 
Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, 
Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Williamson and Wills — 110. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 

State: 

S. B. 20. An Act to amend Chapter 272 of the Public-Local Laws of 1929 
so as to allow the executive committee to set the salary of the Winston-Salem 
and Forsyth County Peace Officers' Protective Association. 

S. B. 64. An Act to amend General Statutes l-239(b) so as to permit waiver 
of notice by attorneys of record in certain cases. 

S. B. 89. An Act to amend Chapter 614, Session Laws of 1965, and General 
Statutes 153-9(17) relating to notice of closing of streets in the City of Sanford. 



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H. B. 64. An Act to amend General Statutes 143-117 relating to payment of 
costs by patients at certain state institutions so as to include the North Carolina 
sanatorium system. 

H. B. 96. An Act to amend Chapter 48 of the General Statutes to permit 
changing the name of an adopted person who is twenty-one (21) or more years 
of age. 

H. J. R. 89. A Joint Resolution honoring the memory of Isaac Peter Davis. 

H. J. R. 92. A Joint Resolution honoring the memory of Zebulon Vance 
Norman. 

H. J. R. 95. A Joint Resolution honoring the memory of B. C. Brock, former 
Legislator. 

S. B. 6. An Act so to amend Section 7 of Chapter 413 of 1963 Session Laws, 
relating to the Town of Morganton Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control, so 
as to increase the share of net profits allocable to finding alcoholism causes and 
cures and to broaden scope of activities authorized therefor and for other pur- 
poses. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



THIRTY-SIX DAY 

House of Representatives 
Tuesday, February 25, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Monday night has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Jernigan, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
the Honorable J. N. Vann, a former member of the House from Hertford 
County. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Penton for today. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. B. 73, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-7(f) to 
permit a person temporarily residing outside North Carolina to renew an 
operator's license by mail. 



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With a favorable report, as amended. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 161, a bill to be entitled an act applicable to Winston-Salem only, 
amending General Statutes 160-175. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 181, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 31-1 to 
authorize any person of sound mind, and 18 years of age or over, to make a 
will. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Messer, for the Committee on Manufacturers and Labor: 

H. B. 149, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Minimum Wage Act. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Johnson of Duplin: 

H. J. R. 213, a joint resolution establishing a cut-off date after which no 
local bills may be introduced in the General Assembly of North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Rules and Operation of the House. 

By Representatives McMillan of Wake, Twiggs, Payne, Coble, Phillips, 
Short, Ridenour, Jones of Mecklenburg and Love: 

H. B. 214, a bill to be entitled an act to create the North Carolina Zoological 
Authority and the North Carolina Zoo Site Selection Commission. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 

By Representatives McMillan of Wake, Twiggs, Love and Jones of Mecklen- 
burg: 

H. B. 215, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds to acquire, con- 
struct, maintain and operate a State Zoo. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Leatherman: 

H. B. 21G, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain appropriations to the 
North Carolina Symphony Society. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Godwin of Craven, Boshamer and Barker: 

H. B. 217, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Pamlico County Board 
of Education to convey to Hobucken Community Development, Inc. a portion 



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of the Hobucken School site on which the Hobucken School Teacherage building 
is located for use as a community center. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

special message from the senate 

Senate Chamber 
February 24, 1969 

Mr. Speaker: 

It is ordered that a message be sent your Honorable Body requesting that 
H. B. 69, "to amend Chapter 160 of the General Statutes to provide that 
policemen and firemen who are non-residents may be employed," be returned 
for further consideration by the Senate. 

Respectfully, 
S/ Roy Rowe 
Principal Clerk 

MESSAGE PROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 58, a bill to be entitled an act to give the members of the Police Depart- 
ments of all cities, towns and municipalities in Richmond County, the authority 
to make arrests and serve criminal process in the territories outside the corporate 
limits for a distance of two and one-half miles. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 162, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination and election 
of the Board of County Commissioners of Cherokee County. 

Representative Messer moves that consideration of the bill be postponed 
until Thursday, February 27, 1969. 

Representative Holshouser calls for the "ayes" and "noes". 

The call is sustained. 

Now the question recurs to the motion to postpone consideration of the bill 
until Thursday, February 27, 1969. 

This motion prevails by the following vote: 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Barbee, 
Barker, Barr, Beam, Beatty, Boshamer, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, 
Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carter, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, 
Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Hicks, Hofler, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of 



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Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, 
McFadyen, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Mills, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Phillips, 
Quinn, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Speed, Speros, Stanford, 
Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Wake, Twiggs, Vogler and 
Watkins— 81. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Beard, Blake, Boger, 
Bostian, Coble, Fulton, Garner, Haynes, Hege, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Kincaid, Mayfield, McDaniel, McKnight, Mitchell, 
Payne, Snyder, Taylor of Transylvania, Tolbert, Troxell, Warlick, Whitley 
and Wills -r- 26. 

Those voting "present" are: Representatives Baugh and Billings — 2. 

H. B. 69, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 160 of the General 
Statutes to provide that policemen and firemen who are non-residents may be 
employed. 

On motion of Representative Gregory, pursuant to Special Message received 
from the Senate, the bill is returned to the Senate for further consideration by 
that Body. 

H. B. 31, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the receipt of unordered mer- 
chandise so as to provide that the recipient thereof is not liable for the payment 
thereof. 

Representative Campbell of Wilson offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its third reading, as amended, and is ordered engrossed and sent to 
the Senate. 

H. B. 131, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-181.9 
relating to definitions of open space areas, and General Statutes 160-181.10 to 
delete Forsyth County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

On motion of Representative Eagles, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



THIRTY-SEVENTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, February 26, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Antonio Elias of Brazil, guest of the Rev- 
erend Lawrence Calhoun who served 40 years as a Presbyterian Missionary 
to Brazil. 



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Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn appoints as a select committee on the composite picture 
for the House, Representatives Bumgardner, Baugh and Johnson of Duplin. 

On motion of Representative Lilley the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Ernest Ross, a former Senator from Lenoir County. 

On motion of Representatives Soles and Williamson, the courtesies of the 
floor are extended to the Honorable W. F. Floyd, a former member of the House 
from Columbus county. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Eagles, for the Committee on Banks and Banking: 

H. B. 82, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 53-91 to 
authorize loans in excess of $2,500 to officers of banks. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 152, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 24-8, which 
permits an 8% interest rate, so as to include foreign or domestic real estate 
investment trusts. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 175, a bill to be entitled an act to provide that the issuance of bonds 
after a bond order takes effect shall be extended by the period of time within 
which such bonds could not be issued because of litigation. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Tart, for the Committee on Education: 

H. B. 148, a bill to be entitled an act to require the Board of Education of 
Davie County to furnish to the Board of County Commissioners of Davie 
County a quarterly financial report. 

With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Harkins, Stevens, DeBruhl and Beam: 

H. B. 218, a bill to be entitled an act enabling Buncombe County to hold a 
special election for the purpose of considering whether the county shall or shall 



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not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one per cent upon the sale, use and 
other taxable transactions upon which the State now imposes a three per cent 
sales and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Tart: 

H. B. 219, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 48, Session Laws of 
1963, as amended, relating to Alcoholic Beverage Control Stores in the Town 
of Roseboro. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representatives Johnson of Duplin, Mohn, Moore and Ragsdale: 

H. B. 220, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the hunting season for bear, 
deer, and squirrel in the counties of Duplin, Onslow and Pender. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

By Representatives Moore and Johnson of Duplin: 

H. B. 221, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 7A-196 
relating to trials in district court so as to provide for the transfer of criminal 
cases without hearing in district court when the defendant demands a jury 
trial. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representative McKnight: 

H. B. 222, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 402 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 relating to the establishment of Winston-Salem Firemen's Retire- 
ment Fund Association. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Taylor of Transylvania: 

H. B. 223, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 7A of the General 
Statutes so as to increase the uniform jail fees to three dollars. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Jones of Rutherford: 

H. B. 224, a bill to be entitled an act to amend paragraph (c) of Rule 30 of 
Section I, Chapter 1-A of the General Statutes so as to require a party taking 
a deposition to furnish a copy of the same upon request. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 



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S. B. 35, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 113-120.3 
to increase penalty for mutilation, destruction of posted signs. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

S. B. 116, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Liberty regarding elections. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 72, a bill to be entitled an act amending the North Carolina Seed Law 
so as to provide an alternative method for collecting funds under said act. 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

S. B. 87, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-181.2 
so as to include the City of Hamlet in the extraterritorial jurisdiction for zoning 
purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 93, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the closing of any establish- 
ment declared to be a public nuisance in Richmond County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



CALENDAR 
Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 161, a bill to be entitled an act applicable to Winston-Salem only, 
amending General Statutes 160-175. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-9 to 
require an applicant for a North Carolina driver's license to surrender any 
out-of-state licenses previously issued to him. 

On motion of Representative Paschall the Committee amendment is 
adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Martin objects to the third reading and the bill remains on 
the Calendar. 

On motion of Representative Martin consideration of the third reading is 
postponed until Tuesday, March 4, 1969. 

H. B. 149, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the minimum wage act. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 181, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 31-1 tc 
authorize any person of sound mind, and 18 years of age or over, to make a 
will. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



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S. B. 73, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-7(f) to 
permit a person temporarily residing outside North Carolina to renew an 
operator's license by mail. 

On motion of Representative Paschall the Committee amendment is adopted. 

On motion of Representative Gentry the bill is re-referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary No. 1. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions property 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 

S. B. 45. An Act to amend General Statutes 14-128 and General Statutes 
14-134.1 so as to increase penalty for violations. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



THIRTY-EIGHTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Thursday, February 27, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Boger and Hofler for Friday. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn appoints the following select committee to arrange the 
Good Friday Easter program on April 4, 1969: Representative R. D. McMillan, 
Jr., of Robeson, Representative J. F. Mohn, Reverend Collins Kilburn, and 
Mrs. Shelton Pritchard. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Speed, for the Committee on Agriculture: 

H. B. 212, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 16 of Chapter 106 
relating to bottling of soft drinks so as to provide for regulation thereof by 
the Department of Agriculture. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 



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S. B. 72, a bill to be entitled an act amending the North Carolina Seed Law 
so as to provide an alternative method for collecting funds under said act. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Tart, for the Committee on Education: 

H. B. 113, a bill to be entitled an act to provide five days sick leave per year 
for certain non-professional employees of the public school system. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Tart, the substitute bill is adopted. 

On motion of Representative Tart, the bill is re-referred to Committee on 
Appropriations. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 109, a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the village of Whispering 
Pines in Moore County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Jones of Rutherford and Carson: 

H. B. 225, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to empower the General Assembly of North Carolina to provide the 
manner in which waiver of trial by jury in civil cases may be accomplished. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representative McMichael: 

H. B. 226, a bill to be entitled an act to provide an election or referendum 
for certain areas in Rockingham County on the question of whether or not 
they shall be annexed to the Madison-Mayodan City administrative unit. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Chase, Messer and Auman: 

H. B. 227, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds to the North 
Carolina Association of Rescue Squads for the purchase of a mobile communi- 
cations center. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Hege and Snyder: 

H. B. 228, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 5 of the Public- 
Local Laws of 1941 and Chapter 22 of the Private Laws of 1935 to permit the 



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City of Lexington and Lexington Utilities Commission to operate a cable 
television system. 

Referred to Committee on Public Utilities. 

By Representative Johnson of Cabarrus: 

H. B. 229, a bill to be entitled an act repealing Chapter 602 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 limiting the amount of school bonds which might be authorized 
for the County of Cabarrus and fixing such limitation for said County within 
the provisions of the County Finance Act. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives McDaniel, Payne, Short, Jemison, Horton, Haynes, 
Phillips and Tolbert: 

H. B. 230, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for refunds of charges and 
fees collected from students or their parents in the public school system when 
the pupils are transferred or for other valid reasons leave the public school 
in which they are enrolled. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Andrews, Britt, Jernigan and Phillips: 

H. B. 231, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and amend the Constitution 
of North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representatives Campbell of Wilson, and Paschall: 

H. B. 232, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a supplemental retirement 
fund for firemen in the City of Wilson and to modify the application of General 
Statutes 118-5, General Statutes 118-6, and General Statutes 118-7 to the City 
of Wilson. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Auman, Falls and Speros: 

H. B. 233, a bill to be entitled an act to require special reflective devices to 
be displayed on the rear of slow-moving vehicles such as farm tractors and 
implements of husbandry operated on highways between sunset and sunrise. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Messer, Eagles and Gentry: 

H. B. 234, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Articles 11, 13, and 14 of 

Chapter 54 of the General Statutes relating to the powers, officers and super- 
vision of credit unions. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

By Representatives Carter, Rose, Raynor and Bryan: 



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H. B. 235, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the City of Fayetteville 
to acquire an entire structure or parcel of land when it is severed by street 
right of way. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Mohn and Moore: 

H. B. 236, a bill to be entitled an act to regulate the issuance of licenses for 
the sale of beer and wine Onslow County. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representative McMichael: 

H. B. 237, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize any county operating an 
ambulance service to appoint an ambulance commission and delegate powers 
thereto. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Barbee, Eagles and Fenner: 

H. B. 238, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 887 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 to provide a one per cent (1%) discount upon certain ad valorem 
tax prepayments. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. J. R. 151, a joint resolution recognizing the disaster conditions created 
on February 16, 1969, in certain areas of North Carolina by an ice storm. 

On motion of Representative Mills, the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Representative Speros offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered returned to 
the Senate for concurrence in House amendment. 



CALENDAR 
Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 148, a bill to be entitled an act to require the Board of Education of 
Davie County to furnish to the Board of County Commissioners of Davie 
County a quarterly financial report. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Beam objects to the third reading. 



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On motion of Representative Boger, consideration of the bill on its third 
reading is postponed until Monday night, March 3, 1969. 

H. B. 162, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination and 
election of the Board of County Commissioners of Cherokee County. 

On motion of Representative Messer, the bill is re-referred to the Committee 
on Local Government. 

H. B. 175, a bill to be entitled an act to provide that the issuance of bonds 
after a bond order takes effect shall be extended by the period of time within 
which such bonds could not be issued because of litigation. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bradley, 
Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of 
Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, 
Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, 
Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, 
Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, 
Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Jones of Rutherford, 
Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, 
McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Mills, Mitchell, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, 
Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, 
Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, 
Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, 
Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, 
Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson and Wills — 110. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 82, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 53-91 to 
authorize loans in excess of $2500 to officers of banks. 

On motion of Representative Stewart, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Representative Eagles calls the previous question. This motion is sus- 
tained. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

Representative Clark requests and is granted permission to be recorded as 
voting "noe" on the bill. 

H. B. 152, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 24-8, which 
permits an 8% interest rate, so as to include foreign or domestic Real Estate 
Investment Trusts. 

On motion of Representative Clark, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 



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ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. B. 69. An Act to amend Chapter 160 of the General Statutes to provide 
that policemen and firemen who are non-residents may be employed. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock A. M. 



THIRTY-NINTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Friday, February 28, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative Johnson of Duplin, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker 
Pro Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Collins for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of 
the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, 
and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted for today for the following: Representatives 
Love, Godwin, McMichael, Campbell of Mecklenburg and Leatherman. 

On motion of Representatives Barr, Collins and Gentry, the courtesies of 
the floor are extended the Honorable Hugh Merritt, a former member of the 
House from Surry County. 



REPORT OP COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them and take their place on 
the Calendar as follows: 

By Representative Gentry, for the Committee on Election Laws: 

H. B. 10, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes to provide a preference primary for candidates for President and Vice 
President of the United States. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 49, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize County Boards of Elections 
to conduct a new registration of voters during the year 1969 pursuant to in- 
stalling loose-leaf registration as required by General Statutes 163-65. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 174, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-30 re- 
garding the oath of office for County Boards of Elections. 



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With a favorable report. 

H. B. 183, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes to provide a preference primary for candidates for President of the 
United States. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 85, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the charter of the Town of 
Belhaven, Chapter 246 of the Private Laws of 1907 to establish the position 
of Town Manager. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 127, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-61.1, 
relating to the authority of municipalities to execute warranty deeds, so as to 
make it applicable to Moore County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 150, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the compensation of the 
County Commissioners of Wilson County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 154, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 508 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 so as to permit Harnett County to release certain restrictions on 
hospital property. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 177, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 148 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 and Chapter 152 of the Session Laws of 1967 relating to the 
Charter of the Town of Nags Head and to amend said Charter relating to the 
election of the members of the governing body of said town. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 180, a bill to be entitled an act amending the Charter of the City of 
Winston-Salem. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 192, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 153-9 
(35H) and 153-9 (35%) relating to the authority of boards of county com- 
missioners to expend nontax and tax revenues for soil and water conservation 
so as to make said statutes applicable to New Hanover County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 194, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 713 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 being the Charter of the City of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 196, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345, 
fixing discounts for prepayment of taxes in Wilkes County. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on Rules and 
Operation of the House: 

H. J. R. 213, a joint resolution establishing a cut-off date after which no 
local bills may be introduced in the General Assembly of North Carolina. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Person, the rules are suspended and 
the bill is placed on today's Calendar. 

S. B. 55, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 120 of the General 
Statutes so as to establish the Legislative Intern Program Council, and to 
enable such Council to promulgate and adopt a plan for legislative interns 
and further providing for the funding of such program. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Person, the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on today's Calendar. 

By Representative Barr, for the Committee on Wildlife Resources: 

H. B. 126, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the use of electronic sounding 
devices in taking game and birds. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 169, a bill to be entitled an act relating to hunting from public roads 
in Duplin and Pender Counties. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 

follows: 

By Representative Covington: 

H. B. 239, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain appropriations to the 
State Board of Education for the purpose of adding to the Richmond Technical 
Institute a two-year curriculm of transferable college courses in Liberal Arts 
and Sciences. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Barr: 

H. B. 240, a bill to be entitled an act to regulate the use of firearms in field 
trials and in training dogs. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

And, 



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H. B. 241, a bill to be entitled an act to require skin divers to display a warn- 
ing flag as approved by the Underwater Society of America. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

And, 

H. B. 242, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt boats operated on private 
ponds from motorboat law. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

By Representative Gregory: 

H. B. 243, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of Commissioners 
of the Town of Scotland Neck to transfer real property known as the Town 
Cemetery and to transfer the cash trust fund of the cemetery to the trustees 
of the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck, North Carolina, for cemetery 
purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Billings: 

H. B. 244, a bill to be entitled an act to establish a supplementary pension 
fund for firemen in the Town of North Wilkesboro. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

special message from the senate 

Senate Chamber 
February 28, 1969 

Mr. Speaker: 

It is ordered that a message be sent your Honorable Body requesting that 
S. B. 72, "A bill to be entitled an act amending the North Carolina Seed Law 
so as to provide an alternative method for collecting funds under said act", 
be returned for further consideration by the Senate. 

Respectfully, 
s/ Roy Rowe 
Principal Clerk 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 123, a bill to be entitled an act placing Caswell County under the general 
laws relating to county fiscal control. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 124, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the compensation of the 
members of the Board of County Commissioners of Caswell County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



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H. B. 130, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 601 of the Session 
Laws of North Carolina for the year 1947, as amended, authorizing the City- 
Manager of Winston-Salem to execute contracts, deeds, bonds and all other 
legal instruments in the name and on behalf of the city. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Jemison, the House concurs in the Senate 
amendment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 136, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite Article 46 of Chapter 143 of 
the General Statutes, relating to the Governor's Committee on Law and Order. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 109, a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Village of Whispering 
Pines in Moore County. 

On motion of Representative Auman, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second reading, as amended, by the following vote and remains 
on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Robeson, 
Campbell of Wilson, Carter, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Cul- 
pepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Garner, Gentry, 
Godwin of Craven, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, 
Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of 
Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Leather- 
man, Lilley, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, 
McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, 
Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey of 
Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, 
Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, 
Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, 
Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Whitley, Williamson, and Wills — 
105. 

Those voting in the negative are — None. 

H. B. 175, a bill to entitled an act to provide that the issuance of bonds after 
a bond order takes effect shall be extended by the period of time within which 
such bonds could not be issued because of litigation. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered sent to the 
Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Robeson, 



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Campbell of Wilson, Carter, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Cul- 
pepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Garner, Gentry, 
Godwin of Craven, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, 
Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of 
Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Leather- 
man, Lilley, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, 
McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, 
Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey of 
Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, 
Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, 
Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, 
Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Whitley, Williamson, and Wills — 105. 

Those voting in the negative are — None. 

H. B. 212, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 16 of Chapter 106 re- 
lating to bottling of soft drinks so as to provide for regulation thereof by the 
Department of Agriculture. 

On motion of Representative Speed the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. J. R. 213, a joint resolution establishing a cut-off date after which no 
local bills may be introduced in the General Assembly of North Carolina. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 55, a bill to entitled an act to amend Chapter 120 of the General Statutes 
so as to establish the Legislative Intern Program Council, and to enable such 
Council to promulgate and adopt a plan for legislative interns and further 
providing for the funding of such program. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

On motion of Representative Collins, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at 10 O'clock A. M. 



FORTIETH DAY 



House of Representatives 
Saturday, March 1, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative McMillan of Wake, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker 
Pro Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Representative Taylor of Wake. 

Without objection the Journal stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative McMillan of Wake, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet on Monday night at 8:00 O'clock. 



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FORTY-FIRST DAY 

House of Representatives 
Monday night, March 3, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Elliott, Ramsey of Person, and 
Roberson for tonight. 

An indefinite leave of absence is granted Representative Jones of Mecklen- 
burg due to illness. 

On motion of Representative Jernigan, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Joe Horton, a former member of the House from Green 
County. 

On motion of Representative Quinn, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable O. A. Swearington, a former Senator from Cabarrus County. 

On motion of Representatives Reid and Rountree, the courtesies of the floor 
are extended to the Honorable W. A. (Red) Forbes, a former member of the 
House from Pitt County. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 

H. B. 132, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the corporate existence of 
Confederate Woman's Home. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Covington: 

H. B. 245, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-46, so as 
to fix the compensation of Registrars and Judges of Election in Richmond 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Church and Speed: 



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H. B. 246, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 119 of the private 
laws of 1913 by increasing the number of town commissioners in Norlina from 
three to five. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Haynes, Kincaid, Billings, McDaniel, and Taylor of 
Transylvania: 

H. B. 247, a bill to be entitled an act to make appropriation in aid of the school 
food service program and to provide a better school lunch program for the 
children of the public schools. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative McMichael: 

H. B. 248, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the terms of office of members 
of the school board of the Reidsville Graded School District in Rockingham 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Fulton: 

H. B. 249, a bill to be entitled an act to make applicable to the Town of Glen 
Alpine the provisions of General Statutes 105-422 relating to the limitation of 
actions on tax liens. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Bradley: 

H. B. 250, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 593 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 to increase the salary of the Register of Deeds of Clay County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Strickland: 

H. B. 251, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify provisions of Chapter 20 of 
the General Statutes concerning private and parochial school buses and school 
activity buses. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representative Chase: 

H. B. 252, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 50 of Chapter 143 of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina so as to provide appropriation support 
for the North Carolina Commission on the Education and Employment of 
Women. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Godwin of Gates, and Culpepper: 



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H. B. 253, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Edenton, Chapter 1013 of the Session Laws of North Carolina, 1961, to eliminate 
the requirement for a separate polling place in each of the several wards at 
municipal elections. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 254, a bill to be entitled an act to close temporarily the bear season in 
a portion of Gates County. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

By Representatives Mauney and Falls: 

H. B. 255, a bill to be entitled an act to create the office of Director of Finance 
in Cleveland County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the use of school buses as 
needed for instructional programs and to transport pupils with special needs. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

S. B. 128, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 127-14 and 
General Statutes 127-23.1 relating to the assistant to the Adjutant General and 
to commissions by brevet. 

Referred to Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 109, a bill to be entitled an act to incorporate the Village of Whispering 
Pines in Moore County. 

Passes its third reading as amended by the following vote and is ordered 
engrossed and sent to the Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, 
Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, 
Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, 
Hofler, Holshouser, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, 
Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, 
McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, Mc- 



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Millan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny 
of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Reid, 
Rhyne, Ridenour, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, 
Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, 
Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, William- 
son, and Wills — 109. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 148, a bill to be entitled an act to require the Board of Education of 
Davie County to furnish to the Board of County Commissioners of Davie 
County a quarterly financial report. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 85, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the charter of the Town of 
Belhaven, Chapter 246 of the Private Laws of 1907 to establish the position of 
Town Manager. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 127, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-61.1, 
relating to the authority of municipalities to execute warranty deeds, so as to 
make it applicable to Moore County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Seate. 

H. B. 150, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the compensation of the 
County Commissioners of Wilson County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 154, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 508 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 so as to permit Harnett County to release certain restrictions on 
hospital property. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 169, a bill to be entitled an act relating to hunting from public roads 
in Duplin and Pender Counties. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin the committee amendment 
is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 177, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 148 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 and Chapter 152 of the Session Laws of 1967 relating to the Charter 
of the Town of Nags Head and to amend said charter relating to the election 
of the members of the governing body of said town. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 180, a bill to be entitled an act amending the Charter of the City of 
Winston-Salem. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



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H. B. 194, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 713 of the Session 
Laws of 1965, being the Charter of the City of Charlotte in Mecklenburg 
County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 196, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345, 
fixing discounts for prepayment of taxes in Wilkes County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 49, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize County Boards of Elections 
to conduct a new registration of voters during the year 1969 pursuant to in- 
stalling loose-leaf registration as required by General Statutes 163-65. 

On motion of Representative Messer consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Wednesday, March 5, 1969. 

H. B. 126, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the use of electronic sounding 
devices in taking game and birds. 

On motion of Representative Beard consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Thursday, March 6, 1969. 

H. B. 174, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-30 
regarding the oath of office for County Boards of Elections. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 183, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes to provide a preference primary for candidates for President of the 
United States. 

Representative Taylor of Transylvania calls for the "ayes" and "noes". The 
call is sustained. 

Now the question recurs to the passage of the bill on its second reading. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote: 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Barker, Barr, Baugh, 
Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, 
Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, 
Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Chase, Clark, Coble, Covington, Culpepper, 
Everett, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Holshouser, 
Horton, Jemison, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, McDaniel, 
McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mitchell, 
Mohn, Payne, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Ramsey of Madison, Reid, 
Rhyne, Ridenour, Short, Snead, Snyder, Speed, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of 
Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, and 
Wills — 68. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, Barbee, 
Beam, Carter, Church, Collins, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, Fenner, Godwin of 
Craven, Godwin of Gates, Gregory, Hicks, Hofler, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, 
Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, McMillan of Robeson, Mills, 



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Moore, Paschall, Quinn, Raynor, Rose, Rountree, Royal], Soles, Speros, Stan- 
ford, Stevens, Stewart, Watkins, and Williamson — 39. 

Those voting "present" are: Representatives Falls and Gentry — 2. 

Representative Quinn objects to the third reading and the bill remains on 
the Calendar. 

H. B. 192, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 153-9(35^) 
and 153-9(35%) relating to the authority of boards of county commissioners to 
expend nontax and tax revenues for soil and water conservation so as to make 
said Statutes applicable to New Hanover County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. B. 9. An Act to amend General Statutes 163-46 so as to increase the 
compensation for precinct registrars and judges. 

H. B. 88. An Act authorizing the City of Greensboro to convey a fee simple 
determinable estate in 10.41 acres of land to the Greensboro Police Club, In- 
corporated. 

H. B. 107. An Act to make Hoke County "Stock Law Territory". 

H. B. 123. An Act to authorize and empower the Marion City Board of 
Education to convey the Mountain View High School property to the Board 
of County Commissioners of McDowell County. 

H. B. 124. An Act authorizing the City of Whiteville and the Whiteville 
Airport Authority to convey airport property to Columbus County. 

H. B. 139. An Act amending and supplementing all laws authorizing and 
providing for the issuance of bonds, notes or other obligations of a unit within 
the meaning of the local government act to provide for the use of facsimile 
seals and signatures. 

H. B. 170. An Act to authorize the Monroe City Board of Education to con- 
vey certain property to the City of Monroe. 

H. B. 22. An Act to improve and provide public schools of a higher standard 
for the residents of Scotland Neck in Halifax County, to establish the Scotland 
Neck City Administrative Unit, to provide for the administration of the public 
schools in said administrative unit, to levy a special tax for the public schools 
of said administrative unit, all of which shall be subject to the approval of the 
voters in a referendum or special election. 

S. B. 55. An Act to amend Chapter 120 of the General Statutes so as to 
establish the Legislative Intern Program Council, and to enable such council 
to promulgate and adopt a plan for legislative interns. 



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H. B. 130. An Act to amend Chapter 601 of the Session Laws of North 
Carolina for the year 1947, as amended, authorizing the City Manager of 
Winston-Salem to execute contracts, bonds and all other legal instruments, 
except deeds, in the name and on behalf of the city. 

S. J. R. 151. A Joint Resolution recognizing the disaster conditions created 
on February 16, 1969, in certain areas of North Carolina by an ice storm. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



FORTY-SECOND DAY 

House op Representatives 
Tuesday, March 4, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of Monday night has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Moore, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to Mrs. J. V. Whitfield and members of the family of the late J. V. Whitfield, 
a former member of the House from Pender County. 

On motion of Representatives Eagles, Fenner and Barbee, the courtesies of 
the floor are extended to the Honorable Henry Grey Shelton, a former Senator 
from Edgecombe County. 

Representative Godwin of Craven requests, and is granted, permission to 
approach the dais where he makes the following remarks in introducing special 
guests to the membership: 

"Mr. Speaker: 

We are honored to have with us in the balcony today, a group of distinguished 
military officers. 

These officers, some 41 in number, representing 15 Allied Nations, are signi- 
ficant of those who are dedicated to the cause of the free world. These officers 
are now attending the John F. Kennedy Center for Special Warfare at Fort 
Bragg, North Carolina, in special courses, including unconventional warfare 
and psychological operations. 

These Military Officers represent the following Allied Nations: Australia, 
Brazil, Dominican Republic, Greece, India, Iran, Korea, Laos, Mexico, Okinawa, 
Republic of China, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam. 

Upon completion of the school, these gentlemen will return to their respective 
countries where they will direct, or assist in the further training of Military 



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Personnel there, in defense of those who desire to live and work as free men with 
honor and in peace. 

I would like this group of officers and the National Guard officials with them, 
to stand, and that this Assembly give them a standing vote of appreciation in 
recognition of their, and their country's dedication in the defense of the free 
world." 

s/ R. C. Godwin 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. B. 158, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-1 16(d) 
pertaining to the size of vehicles and extending the length of certain trucks. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 

H. B. 121, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the regulations pertaining to 
the sale of firearms. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 135, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal General Statutes 15-162.1, 
relating to a plea of guilty in first degree murder, first degree burglary, arson 
and rape. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 67, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the dedication of streets in 
partition proceedings. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Messer, for the Committee on Manufacturers and Labor. 

H. B. 155, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the General Statutes with 
regard to physicians qualified to treat Workmen's Compensation claimants in 
North Carolina. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Messer, the bill is placed on the Calendar for 
Thursday, March 6, 1969. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Moore, Johnson of Duplin, Ragsdale and Mohn: 



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H. J. R. 256, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of James Vivian 
Whitfield. 

On motion of Representative Moore, the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representatives Messer, DeBruhl, Quinn, Ramsey of Madison, Penny 
of Durham, and Church: 

H. B. 257, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Workmen's Compensation 
Act, regarding benefits. 

Referred to Committee on Manufacturers and Labor. 

By Representatives Ramsey of Person, Short and Royall: 

H. B. 258, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 58-79 to 
allow limited leeway in making real estate investments. 

Referred to Committee on Insurance. 

And, 

H. B. 259, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 58-72(2) and 
General Statutes 58-79.2 so as to define variable annuity contracts and provide 
that domestic life insurance companies may establish separate accounts with 
respect thereto. 

Referred to Committee on Insurance. 

By Representatives Falls and Mauney: 

H. B. 260, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Board of Commissioners of Cleveland County to prescribe re- 
gulations relating to the listing of property for taxation in that county, and to 
authorize the division or combining of townships for tax listing purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 131, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-181.9 
relating to definitions of open space areas, and General Statutes 160-181.10 to 
delete Forsyth County. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative McKnight, the House concurs in the Senate 
amendment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 



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CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-9 to re- 
quire an applicant for a North Carolina driver's license to surrender any out- 
of-state licenses previously issued to him. 

On motion of Representative Paschall, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Wednesday, March 5, 1969. 

H. B. 183, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes to provide a preference primary for candidates for President of the 
United States. 

Representative Strickland offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Rose offers an amendment which fails of adoption. 

Representative Strickland calls for the "ayes" and "noes" on the passage of 
the bill, 

Representative Baugh moves the bill be postponed indefinitely. 

Representative Holshouser calls for the "ayes" and "noes" on the question. 

Now the question recurs to the postponing of the bill indefinitely. 

The bill is postponed indefinitely by the following vote: 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Boshamer, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Robeson, Carter, Chase, Church, Collins, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, 
Everett, Fenner, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harris, 
Hicks, Hofler, Horton, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Jones of Rutherford, 
Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, McFadyen, McMillan of Robeson, 
Mills, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, 
Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, 
Tart, Taylor of Wake, Watkins and Williamson — 60. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Beam, Beard, Beatty, 
Billings, Blake, Boger, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Clark, Coble, Covington, Culpepper, Falls, 
Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Harkins, Haynes, Hege, Holshouser, Jemison, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Wake, Kincaid, Mayfield, McDaniel, Mc- 
Knight, McMichael, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mitchell, Payne, Penny of 
Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Ramsey of Person, Reid, Rhyne, 
Ridenour, Roberson, Snyder, Speed, Strickland, Taylor of Transylvania, 
Tolbert, Troxell, Vogler, Warlick, Whitley and Wills — 57. 

H. B. 132, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the corporate existence of 
Confederate Woman's Home. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 

State: 



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H. B. 149. An Act to amend the Minimum Wage Act. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



FORTY-THIRD DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, March 5, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Dewey James, Pastor of Cleveland 
Baptist Church, Rowan County. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Beard, Soles and Williamson 
for today. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Billings for today, Thursday 
and Friday. 



REPORT OP COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar as follows: 

By Representative McMillan of Robeson, for the Committee on Alcoholic 
Beverage Control: 

H. B. 219, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 48, Session Laws of 
1963, as amended, relating to Alcoholic Beverage Control stores in the Town 
of Roseboro. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 88, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the qualified voters of the 
Town of Mount Airy to determine whether or not Alcoholic Beverage Control 
stores shall be established in said town and to prescribe the disposition of the 
net profits thereof. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Eagles, for the Committee on Banks and Banking: 



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H. B. 234, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Articles 11, 13 and 14 of 
Chapter 54 of the General Statutes relating to the powers, officers and super- 
vision of credit unions. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Short, for the Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts: 

S. B. 34, a bill to be entitled an act to amend various sections of the General 
Statutes to take into account the existence of the Court of Appeals. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Tart, for the Committee on Education: 

H. B. 226, a bill to be entitled an act to provide an election or referendum for 
certain areas in Rockingham County on the question of whether or not they 
shall be annexed to the Madison-Mayodan City administrative unit. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 248, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the terms of office of members 
of the school board of the Reidsville Graded School District in Rockingham 
County. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the use of school buses as 
needed for instructional programs and to transport pupils with special needs. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Lilley and Elliott: 

H. B. 261, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1073 of the Session 
Laws of 1959, relating to the issuance of pistol permits, so as to make the same 
applicable to Jones County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Campbell of Robeson: 

H. B. 262, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Fairmont so as to fix the salary of the Mayor and the Town Commissioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Barr: 

H. B. 263, a bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the taking of wildlife at night 
with the aid of an artificial light from or through the use of any conveyance. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

By Representative Auman: 



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H. B. 264, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize a referendum in the Town 
of Aberdeen on Alcoholic Beverage Control stores and the sale of beer and wine. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representatives Harris and Euliss: 

H. B. 265, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the Alamance County Law 
Library. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Church and Speed: 

H. B. 266, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Vance County Board 
of Education to convey certain surplus property to the County of Vance. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Speros, Auman, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beatty, 
Boshamer, Britt, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell 
of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, 
DeBruhl, Elliott, Everett, Falls, Frye, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Gregory, 
Hicks, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Jones of Rutherford, Lilley, Love, Martin, 
McFadyen, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Mohn, Moore, Penny of Durham, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madi- 
son, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, 
Snead, Soles, Speed, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Vogler and Williamson: 

H. B. 267, a bill to be entitled an act to establish Pembroke College as a 
regional university with the designation of "Pembroke State University." 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education. 

By Representatives Campbell of Wilson, Roberson, and Beatty: 

H. B. 268, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the broadcasting of certain 
public notices. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Culpepper and Godwin of Gates: 

H. B. 269, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the election of the Board of 
County Commissioners of Currituck County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 270, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the compensation of the chairman 
and members of the Board of County Commissioners of Currituck County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Speed, Stanford, Gentry, Chase, Falls, McFadyen, 
Holshouser and Church: 



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H. B. 271, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 50, Chapter 106, of 
the General Statutes so as to provide for ballots by mail in referendums among 
producers of agricultural products on the question of self-assessment programs. 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

By Representatives Speed, Gentry, Falls, Collins, Chase, McFadyen and 
Holshouser: 

H. B. 272, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-564.3 
relating to assessments on cattle so as to provide for assessments on all cattle 
sold. 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

By Representatives McMillan of Robeson, Williamson, Campbell of Robeson, 
Auman, Speros, McFadyen, Vogler, Tart, and Strickland: 

H. B. 273, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize limited State aid to pay- 
ment of plant operation costs at institutions of the Community College System 
and to make appropriations therefor. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 



MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and dis- 
posed of as follows: 

S. B. 48, a bill to be entitled an act to make it a felony for a person to remove 
a child from this State when a court has awarded custody to another person. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

S. B. 132, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-245.16 
relating to the North Carolina Egg Law. 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

S. B. 103, a bill to be entitled an act permitting citizens of this State to pur- 
chase rifles and shotguns in contiguous states and defining antique firearms. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

S. B. 115, a bill to be entitled an act providing the City of Albemarle, North 
Carolina, alternative methods of assessing the cost of extending water and 
sewer lines. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 133, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 16 of Chapter 106 re- 
lating to bottling of soft drinks so as to provide for regulation thereof by the 
Department of Agriculture. 



Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 



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CALENDAR 
Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-9 to 
require an applicant for a North Carolina driver's license to surrender any out- 
of-state licenses previously issued to him. 

On motion of Representative Paschall consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Thursday, March 6, 1969. 

H. B. 49, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize County Boards of Elections 
to conduct a new registration of voters during the year 1969 pursuant to in- 
stalling loose-leaf registration as required by General Statutes 163-65. 

Representative Messer offers two amendments which are adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 121, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the regulations pertaining to 
the sale of firearms. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 135, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal General Statutes 15-162.1, 
relating to a plea of guilty in first degree murder, first degree burglary, arson 
and rape. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Andrews objects to the third reading and the bill remains 
on the Calendar. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Person further consideration is 
postponed until Tuesday, March 11, 1969. 

H. B. 158, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-116(d) 
pertaining to the size of vehicles and extending the length of certain trucks. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 67, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the dedication of streets in 
partition proceedings. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative McKnight objects to the third reading and the bill remains 
on the Calendar. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. J. R. 256. A Joint Resolution honoring the life and memory of James 
Vivian Whitfield. 



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H. B. 131. An Act to amend General Statutes 160-181.9 relating to definitions 
of open space areas, and General Statutes 160-181.10 to delete Forsyth County. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



FORTY-FOURTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Thursday, March 6, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Boshamer, Harkins and Roun- 
tree for tomorrow. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Speed, for the Committee on Agriculture: 

H. B. 271, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 50, Chapter 106, of the 
General Statutes so as to provide for ballots by mail in referendums among 
producers of agricultural products on the question of self-assessment programs. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 132, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-245.16 
relating to the North Carolina Egg Law. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 182, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 1-315, re- 
lating to levy on property subject to sale under execution. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

S. B. 35, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 113-120.3 to 
increase penalty for mutilation, destruction of posted signs. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 



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H. B. 179, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Boards of County Commissioners of Jackson, Transylvania, and 
Swain counties to prescribe regulations relating to the listing of property for 
taxation in those counties. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 201, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 598 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 authorizing use of non-tax revenues for recieational purposes in 
Mecklenburg County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 217, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Pamlico County Board 
of Education to convey to Hobucken Community Development, Inc., a portion 
of the Hobucken School site on which the Hobucken School Teacherage building 
is located for use as a community center. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 222, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 402 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 relating to the establishment of Winston-Salem Firemen's Retire- 
ment Fund Association. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 232, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a supplemental retirement 
fund for firemen in the City of Wilson and to modify the application of General 
Statutes 118-5, General Statutes 118-6, and General Statutes 118-7 to the City 
of Wilson. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 244, a bill to be entitled an act to establish a supplementary pension 
fund for firemen in the Town of North Wilkesboro. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 246, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 119 of the private 
laws of 1913 by increasing the number of town commissioners in Norlina from 
three to five. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 249, a bill to be entitled an act to make applicable to the Town of Glen 
Alpine the provisions of General Statutes 105-422 relating to the limitation of 
actions on tax liens. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 253, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Edenton, Chapter 1013 of the Session Laws of North Carolina, 1961, to eliminate 
the requirement for a separate polling place in each of the several wards at 
municipal elections. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 255, a bill to be entitled an act to create the office of Director of Finance 
in Cleveland County. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 58, a bill to be entitled an act to give the members of the Police Depart- 
ments of all cities, towns and municipalities in Richmond County the authority 
to make arrests and serve criminal process in the territories outside the corporate 
limits for a distance of two and one-half miles. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 87, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-181.2 so 
as to include the City of Hamlet in the extraterritorial jurisdiction for zoning 
purposes. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 102, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the salaries of the county com- 
missioners of Pitt County at one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per month. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 123, a bill to be entitled an act placing Caswell County under the general 
laws relating to county fiscal control. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 124, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the compensation of the mem- 
bers of the Board of County Commissioners of Caswell County. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Vogler, for the Committee on State Government: 

S. B. 136, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite Article 46 of Chapter 143 of 
the General Statutes, relating to the Governor's Committee on Law and Order. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Barr, for the Committee on Wildlife Resources: 

H. B. 220, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the hunting season for bear, 
deer, and squirrel in the counties of Duplin, Onslow, and Pender. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin the bill is placed on the 
Calendar for Thursday, March 13, 1969. 

H. B. 240, a bill to be entitled an act to regulate the use of firearms in field 
trials and in training dogs. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 241, a bill to be entitled an act to require skin divers to display a 
warning flag as approved by the Underwater Society of America. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 242, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt boats operated on private 
ponds from motorboat law. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 254, a bill to be entitled an act to close temporarily the bear season in 
a portion of Gates County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 263, a bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the taking of wildlife at 
night with the aid of an artificial light from or through the use of any convey- 
ance. 

With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Speros, McMillan of Robeson, McFadyen, and Campbell 
of Robeson: 

H. B. 274, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing body of the 
Town of Maxton, North Carolina, to appoint a city manager and to prescribe 
his powers and duties. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Stewart and Short: 

H. B. 275, a bill to be entitled an act to make appropriations to the Teachers' 
and State Employees' Retirement System so as to provide certain minimum 
benefits. 

Referred to Committee on State Personnel. 

And, 

H. B. 276, a bill to be entitled an act to provide more equitable retirement 
pension allowances for former teachers and state employees. 

Referred to Committee on State Personnel. 

And, 

H. B. 277, a bill to be entitled an act to credit service rendered by certain 
teachers and state employees prior to July 1, 1941 for retirement purposes. 

Referred to Committee on State Personnel. 

By Representative Mills: 

H. B. 278, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds to the State Board 
of Education to provide financial assistance to hospital programs of nursing 
education leading to diplomas in nursing. 



Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 



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By Representatives Mitchell and Troxell: 

H. B. 279, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for an election of all members 
of boards of trustees administering and operating public schools where the 
administrative unit is composed of areas located in more than one county. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives McDaniel, McKnight, Wills, Williamson, Jemison 
Payne, Ridenour, Rhyne, and Tolbert: 

H. B. 280, a bill to be entitled an act to protect the public schools of the 
State from intruders, trepassers and persons carrying firearms and other wea- 
pons. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 



MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 71, a bill to be entitled an act reducing the term of office of the Asheville 
City Council to two years. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 72, a bill to be entitled an act amending the North Carolina Seed Law 
so as to provide an alternative method for collecting funds under said act. 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

S. B. 131, a bill to be entitled an act to validate the acts of certain notaries 
where the notary seal incorrectly contained the name of another state. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 219, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 48, Session Laws of 
1963, as amended, relating to Alcoholic Beverage Control Stores in the Town 
of Roseboro. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 226, a bill to be entitled an act to provide an election or referendum 
for certain areas in Rockingham County on the question of whether or not they 
shall be annexed to the Madison-Mayodan City administrative unit. 

On motion of Representative McMichael the Committee amendment is 
adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 



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H. B. 248, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the terms of office of members 
of the school board of the Reidsville Graded School District in Rockingham 
County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 88, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the qualified voters of the 
Town of Mount Airy to determine whether or not alcoholic beverage control 
stores shall be established in said town and to prescribe the disposition of the 
net profits thereof. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 126, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the use of electronic sounding 
devices in taking game and birds. 

On motion of Representative Beard the bill is recommitted to the Com- 
mittee on Wildlife Resources. 

H. B. 155, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the General Statutes with 
regard to physicians qualified to treat Workmen's Compensation claimants 
in North Carolina. 

On motion of Representative Horton consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Friday, March 7, 1969. 

H. B. 234, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Articles 11, 13, 14 and Chapter 
54 of the General Statutes relating to the powers, officers and supervision of 
credit unions. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison consideration of the bill 
is postponed until Tuesday, March 11, 1969. 

S. B. 34, a bill to be entitled an act to amend various sections of the General 
Statutes to take into account the existence of the Court of Appeals. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the use of school buses as 
needed for instructional programs and to transport pupils with special needs. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 110, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-9 to 
require an applicant for a North Carolina driver's license to surrender any 
out-of-state licenses previously issued to him. 

Representative Leatherman moves consideration of the bill be postponed 
until Thursday, March 13, 1969. 

Representative Paschall calls the previous question. 

The call is sustained. 

Now the question recurs to the passage of the bill on its third reading. 

Passes its third reading as amended and is ordered engrossed and sent to 
the Senate. 



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S. B. 67, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the dedication of streets in 
partition proceedings. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered enrolled. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 

H. B. 57. An Act granting ordinance-making authority to counties. 

H. B. 84. An Act amending General Statutes 20-ll(b) relating to auto- 
mobile operators learners' permits so as to permit night driving with such 
permits. 

H. B. 133. An Act to repeal Chapter 503 of the Session Laws of 1953 re- 
lating to the Recorder's Court at Mooresville, Iredell County, and to amend 
Chapter 613 Public-Local Laws 1913. 

H. B. 181. An Act to amend General Statutes 31-1 to authorize any person 
of sound mind, and 18 years of age or over, to make a will. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10:00 o'clock A. M. 



FORTY-FIFTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Friday, March 7, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative McMillan of Robeson, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Speed, S. B. 72, entitled "a bill to be entitled 
an act amending the North Carolina Seed Law so as to provide for collecting 
funds under said Act." is withdrawn from the Committee on Agriculture and 
referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the Honorable 
Shelton Wicker, a former member of the House from Lee County, who is 
accompanied by his wife and son, Bobby Wicker, a former Chief Page of the 
House. 

Report of committees 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 



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By Representative Gentry, for the Committee on Election Laws: 

S. B. 90, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 989, Session Laws of 
1967, to clarify election procedures in annexed areas. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 

follows: 

By Representatives Ramsey of Madison, Messer, DeBruhl, Harkins, Stevens 
and Beam: 

H. B. 281, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating funds to the Department 
of Agriculture to establish a modern laboratory in western North Carolina 
for testing the butterfat content of milk. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Garner and Blake: 

H. B. 282, a bill to be entitled an act to eliminate the requirement that not 
less than two members of the Board of Education of the Asheboro City Ad- 
ministrative Unit reside in territory outside the City of Asheboro. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representatives Vogler, Baugh, Beatty, Campbell of Mecklenburg, 
Carson, Hicks, and Jones of Mecklenburg. 

H. B. 283, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the act relating to the authority 
of the Charlotte Firemen's Retirement System to invest in stock. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 284, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 

Charlotte. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Stewart: 

H. B. 285, a bill to entitled an act to amend the General Statutes relating to 
interest and charges on borrowed money. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

By Representative Collins: 

H. B. 286, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating funds for the establish- 
ment of a live-stock weighing station at the Ashe-Alleghany County line and 
establishing a committee to operate the weighing station. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 



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MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

Senate Committee Substitute for H. B. 97, a bill to be entitled an act amend- 
ing General Statutes 20-179 so as to limit the first and second offenses of driving 
under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs to six months im- 
prisonment. 

Returned for concurrence in Senate Committe Substitute. 

On motion of Representative Short, the House concurs in the Senate Com- 
mittee Substitute and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 36, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-10.1 to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Robeson County to regulate 
garbage disposal. 
Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 118, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for filling vacancies on the 
Board of County Commissioners of Person County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 125, a bill to be entitled an act to change the time of meeting of the 
General Assembly after the election of a governor to the second Wednesday in 
February. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 

S. B. 156, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 11, 13 and 14 of Chapter 
54 of the General Statutes relating to the powers, officers and supervision of 
credit unions. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 179, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Boards of County Commissioners of Jackson, Transylvania, and 
Swain Counties to prescribe regulations relating to the listing of property for 
taxation in those counties. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 201, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 598 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 authorizing use of non-tax revenues for recreational purposes in 
Mecklenburg County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 217, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Pamlico County Board 
of Education to convey to Hobucken Community Development, Inc. a portion 
of the Hobucken School site on which the Hobucken School Teacherage building 
is located for use as a community center. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 222, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 402 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 relating to the establishment of Winston-Salem Firemen's Retire- 
ment Fund Association. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 232, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a supplemental retirement 
fund for firemen in the City of Wilson and to modify the application of General 
Statutes 118-5, General Statutes 118-6, and General Statutes 118-7 to the City 
of Wilson. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 244, a bill to be entitled an act to establish a supplementary pension 
fund for firemen in the Town of North Wilkesboro. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 246, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 119 of the Private 
Laws of 1913 by increasing the number of town commissioners in Norlina from 
three to five. 

On motion of Representative Church, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 249, a bill to be entitled an act to to make applicable to the Town of 
Glen Alpine the provisions of General Statutes 105-422 relating to the limitation 
of actions on tax liens. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 253, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Edenton, Chapter 1013 of the Session Laws of North Carolina, 1961, to eliminate 
the requirement for a separate polling place in each of the several wards at 
municipal elections. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 254, a bill to be entitled an act to close temporarily the bear season in 
a portion of Gates County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 255, a bill to be entitled an act to create the office of Director of Finance 
in Cleveland County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 58, a bill to be entitled an act to give the members of the Police Depart- 
ments of all cities, towns and municipalities in Richmond County the authority 
to make arrests and serve criminal process in the territories outside the corporate 
limits for a distance of two and one-half miles. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 



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S. B. 87, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-181.2 so as 
to include the City of Hamlet in the extraterritorial jurisdiction for zoning 
purposes. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 102, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the salaries of the county com- 
missioners of Pitt County at one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per month. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 123, a bill to be entitled an act placing Caswell County under the general 
laws relating to county fiscal control. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 124, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the compensation of the mem- 
bers of the Board of County Commissioners of Caswell County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 155, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the General Statutes with re- 
gard to physicians qualified to treat Workmen's Compensation claimants in 
North Carolina. 

Representative Horton offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 182, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 1-315, re- 
lating to levy on property subject to sale under execution. 

On motion of Representative Clark, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

On motion of Representative Twiggs, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, March 11, 1969. 

On motion of Representative Mohn, the bill is withdrawn from Tuesday's 
Calendar and referred to the Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

H. B. 240, a bill to be entitled an act to regulate the use of firearms in field 
trials and in training dogs. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 241, a bill to be entitled an act to require skin divers to display a warn- 
ing flag as approved by the Underwater Society of America. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 242, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt boats operated on private 
ponds from motorboat law. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 263, a bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the taking of wildlife at 
night with the aid of an artificial light from or through the use of any con- 
veyance. 



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Representative Barr offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 271, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 50, Chapter 106, of the 
General Statutes so as to provide for ballots by mail in referendums among 
producers of agricultural products on the question of self-assessment programs. 

On motion of Representative Speed consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Monday night, March 10, 1969. 

S. B. 35, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 113-120.3 to 
increase penalty for mutilation, destruction of posted signs. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 132, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-245.16 
relating to the North Carolina Egg Law. 

On motion of Representative Speed consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Wednesday, March 12, 1969. 

S. B. 136, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite Article 46 of Chapter 143 of 
the General Statutes, relating to the Governor's Committee on Law and Order. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. B. 58. An Act to amend General Statutes 24-10 relating to 7% interest 
on residential loans so as to permit 7 % interest on certain church building and 
improvement loans. 

H. B. 82. An Act to amend General Statutes 53-91 to authorize loans in 
excess of $2500 to officers of banks. 

H. B. 145. An Act to amend Chapter 93B of the General Statutes to require 
occupational licensing boards to file annual reports with the Attorney General's 
Office. 

H. B. 161. An Act applicable to Winston-Salem only, amending General 
Statutes 160-175. 

S. B. 34. An Act to amend various sections of the General Statutes to take 
into account the existence of the Court of Appeals. 

S. B. 67. An Act to authorize the dedication of streets in partition pro- 
ceedings. 

S. B. 88. An Act to authorize the qualified voters of the Town of Mount Airy 
to determine whether or not Alcoholic Beverage Control stores shall be estab- 
lished in said Town and to prescribe the disposition of the net profits thereof. 



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S. B. 110. An Act to authorize the use of school buses as needed for instruc- 
tional programs and to transport pupils with special needs. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Dup in, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock A. M. 



FORTY-SIXTH DAY 

House of representatives 
Saturday March 8, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative Twiggs, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn, as Speaker Pro Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Representative Twiggs. 

Representative Taylor of Wake, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of the Chair, the House adjourns to meet Monday night at 8 
o'clock. 



FORTY-SEVENTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Monday night, March 10, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend William Painter, Pastor of Presbyterian 
Church, West End, North Carolina. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Hofler, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable John Larkins, United States District Judge. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Elliott for tonight. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Beard for tonight and tomorrow. 

On motion of Representative McMichael, H. B. 248, entitled "a bill to be 
entitled an act relating to the terms of office of members of the school board of 
the Reidsville Graded School District in Rockingham County." is recalled 
from the Senate for further consideration. 

On motion of Representative Eagles, S. B. 156, entitled "a bill to amend 
Article 11, 13 and 14 of Chapter 54 of the General Statutes relating to the 
powers, officers and supervision of credit unions." is withdrawn from the Com- 
mittee on Banks and Banking and placed on the Calendar for tomorrow. 



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On motion of Representative McMillan of Robeson, a statement made by 
individual members of the Faculty of the Institute of Government is read and 
ordered spread on the Journal. 

"This University has a long and honorable history of resisting efforts to 
curtail freedom of expression. We associate ourselves unreservedly with that 
tradition. 

Adherence to that tradition does not require defense — or even condonation 
— of methods of expression which trespass upon the rights of others and disrupt 
the life of the University. Indeed, nothing so effectually sabotages any mean- 
ingful search for truth as the tactical resort to violence of threats of violence by 
a militant minority which insists that it alone can identify truth and that 
whatever is identified by it as truth, must be universally accepted. This is the 
totalitarian — not the democratic — approach to freedom of expression. 

The mission of the University would be equally subverted if its teachers, who 
have voluntarily entered into lawful contracts, deliberately pervert or refuse to 
carry out their assignments, justifying such conduct by citing their disagree- 
ment with their characterization of University policies. Such conduct is not 
a legitimate assertion of the right to criticize. It is a breach of faith and a 
clear neglect of duty. Such conduct, legally and morally unjustifiable, is pe- 
culiarly reprehensible when engaged in by those who profess high moral motives. 

In the present University crisis, to the extent that a labor dispute is involved, 
we believe that the University is moving, with good will and in good faith, to 
reach just solutions. We strongly endorse that effort and urge that it continue 
with maximum possible speed. We believe that the labor dispute can be settled 
more quickly and more justly if those groups whose conduct led to the presence 
of highway patrolmen publicly renounce any intention to renew such conduct. 
We have a poor case for withdrawal of the patrol until we can point to such 
solid evidence that peace will prevail in its absence. 

Unfortunately, there is evidence that small minorities of students and teachers, 
urged on and supported by individuals from outside the University community, 
are determined, by violence, threats of violence, disruption and neglect of duty, 
to force adoption of their views as to matters irrelevant to the present labor 
dispute. We condemn any such effort, while there is small chance that, by 
such tactics, they can win control of University policies, there is real danger 
that they will goad the people of the State into destroying freedom of expression 
for all of us. 

We support the Chancellor and the President in their efforts to maintain 
order, to do justice, and to preserve for us and for posterity a University in 
which truth wins its way by its intellectual merits." 

Signed by: George M. Cleland, Joseph S. Ferrell, Philip P. Green, Jr., 
Donald Hayman, Milton S. Heath, Jr., C. E. Hinsdale, Harvey D. Miller, 
Robert E. Phay, John L. Sanders, Rebecca B. Scoggin, Mason P. Thomas, Jr., 
David G. Warren, L. Poindexter Watts, Jake Wicker, and S. Kenneth Howard. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 



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titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar as follows: 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment. 

H. B. 51, a bill to be entitled an act to fix a uniform schedule of fees to be 
charged by the registers of deeds throughout North Carolina. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Stanford: 

H. B. 287, a bill to be entitled an act to eliminate the requirement that not 
more than two members of the Orange County Board of Education may reside 
in any one Township of the County. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Martin: 

H. B. 288, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-57 so as 
to provide for the distribution of Alcoholic Beverage Control store funds in 
Northampton County. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representatives Burrus, Roberson and McMillan of Robeson: 

H. B. 289, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating the sum of ten thousand 
dollars for each year of the biennium to the Elizabethan Garden of the Garden 
Clubs of North Carolina, Inc. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Burrus and Roberson: 

H. B. 290, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating funds to the Roanoke 
Island Historical Association to pay off indebtedness for capital improvements. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Church: 

H. B. 291, a bill to be entitled an act abolishing the salary of the Constable 
of Henderson Township in Vance County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative McFadyen: 

H. B. 292, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 215 of the Public- 
Local Laws of 1931, relating to fox hunting in Hoke and other counties so as to 
exempt Hoke County from the provisions of said Act. 



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Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

By Representative Mohn: 

H. B. 293, a bill to be entitled an act enabling each of the counties of the 
State to impose and levy a sales and use tax of one per cent (1%) upon certain 
taxable transactions. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Bumgardner, Leatherman, Rhyne, and Stewart: 

H. B. 294, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-117 so 
as to provide for numbered seats in the Forty-first District of the House of 
Representatives. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 

By Representative Gentry: 

H. B. 295, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345, 
fixing discounts for prepayment of taxes in Stokes County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Gregory: 

H. B. 296, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapters 18 and 105 of the 
General Statutes to provide additional revenue and revenue sources for the 
General Fund of the State and to redefine the definition of "Head of Household" 
for income tax purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

And, 

H. B. 297, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapters 20 and 105 of the 
General Statutes to provide additional revenue for the Highway Fund of the 
State. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

special message from the senate 

Senate Chamber 
March 10, 1969 

Mr. Speaker: 

Pursuant to your request, we are returning herewith House Bill 248, "A 
bill to be entitled an act relating to the terms of office of members of the School 
Board of the Reidsville Graded School District in Rockingham County," for 
your further consideration. 

Respectfully, 
S/ Roy Rowe 
Principal Clerk 

On motion of Representative McMichael, the bill is re-referred to the Com- 
mittee on Education. 



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MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 113, a bill to be entitled an act to recodify and simplify the law con- 
cerning discharge of record of mortgages, deeds of trust and other instru- 
ments intended to secure the payment of money or the performance of any 
other obligation. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

S. B. 142, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 982 of the Session Laws 
of 1963; to repeal Section 2 of Chapter 1062 of the Session Laws of 1967, and to 
allocate the profits earned by the Hamlet Board of Alcoholic Control. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

S. B. 117, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Person County to levy 
special purpose taxes for certain purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

S. B. 155, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the qualified voters of the 
Town of Bessemer City to determine whether wine and beer may be legally 
sold and Alcoholic Beverage Control stores operated in the Town of Bessemer 

City. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

S. B. 169, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the corporate limits of the City 
of Jacksonville so as to include the area on which the City's waste stabilization 
lagoon is located. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 271, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 50, Chapter 106, of 
the General Statutes so as to provide for ballots by mail in referendums among 
producers of agricultural products on the question of self-assessment programs. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 90, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 989, Session Laws of 
1967, to clarify election procedures in annexed areas. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 



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H. B. 127. An Act to amend General Statutes 160-61.1, relating to the 
authority of municipalities to execute warranty deeds, so as to make it appli- 
cable to Moore County. 

H. B. 212. An Act to amend Article 16 of Chapter 106 relating to bottling 
of soft drinks so as to provide for regulation thereof by the Department of 
Agriculture. 

H. B. 97. An Act amending General Statutes 20-179 so as to limit the first 
and second offenses of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or 
narcotic drugs to six months imprisonment. 

S. B. 35. An Act to amend General Statutes 113-120.3 to increase penalty for 
mutilation, destruction of posted signs. 

S. B. 58. An Act to give the members of the police departments of all cities, 
towns and municipalities in Richmond County the authority to make arrests 
and serve criminal process in the territories outside the corporate limits for a 
distance of two and one-half miles. 

S. B. 87. An Act to amend General Statutes 160-181.2 so as to include the 
City of Hamlet in the extraterritorial jurisdiction for zoning provisions. 

S. B. 102. An Act fixing the salaries of the County Commissioners of Pitt 
County at one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per month. 

S. B. 123. An Act placing Caswell County under the general laws relating 
to county fiscal control. 

S. B. 124. An Act relating to the compensation of the members of the Board 
of County Commissioners of Caswell County. 

S. B. 136. An Act to rewrite Article 46 of Chapter 143 of the General 
Statutes, relating to the Governor's Committee on Law and Order. 

On motion of Representative Quinn, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



FORTY-EIGHTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Tuesday, March 11, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of Monday night has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

Representative Gentry requests, and is granted, permission to approach the 
dais where he introduces a special guest, Mrs. Gail Puzak of Winston-Salem, 
North Carolina who issued a special invitation to the members to attend 
"Shenanigans '69" to be held in Greensboro on Friday, March 14. 



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On motion of Representatives Penton and Snead, the courtesies of the floor 
are extended to the Honorable George Clark, a former member of the House 
from New Hanover County. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Ramsey of Person, for the Committee on Insurance: 

H. B. 62, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 12A of Chapter 143 
of the General Statutes relating to the death benefits for law enforcement 
officers. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Person the bill is recommitted to 
Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 

H. B. 134, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-132.1 so 
as to increase the maximum punishment for demonstrations or assemblies of 
persons kneeling or lying down in public buildings. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 265, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the Alamance County Law 
Library. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 48, a bill to be entitled an act to make it a felony for a person to remove 
a child from this State when a court has awarded custody to another person. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Messer, for the Committee on Manufacturers and Labor: 

H. B. 257, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Workmen's Compensation 
Act, regarding benefits. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Chase: 

H. J. R. 298, a joint resolution endorsing the observance of "National Arthritis 
Month" and designating the month of May as "Arthritis Month in North Caro- 
lina". 

On motion of Representative Chase the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 



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Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representative Johnson of Duplin: 

H. B. 299, a bill to be entitled an act relating to hunting from public roads 
in Duplin County. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

By Representatives Johnson of Duplin and Rountree: 

H. B. 300, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate certain funds to the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine to provide special 
teacher program for medical students, to improve community medical care, 
and to improve education of personal and family physicians. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

And, 

H. B. 301, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate certain funds to the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide for certain capital improve- 
ments for the University Medical School. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 
And, 

H. J. R. 302, a joint resolution urging the vocation guidance, recruitment and 
encouragement of students to enter premedical and medical education. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 

And, 

H. J. R. 303, a joint resolution urging the strenghtening of science and other 
facets of premedical education. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 

And, 

H. J. R. 304, a joint resolution urging the three medical schools in the State 
to increase their output of physicians. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 

And, 

H. J. R. 305, a joint resolution urging the Appropriations Committees to 
fully review and act favorable upon the "B" Budget requests of the University 
of North Carolina School of Medicine for the means to develop and expand 
programs relating to community medical care, special education for North Caro- 
lina students, and family physician education. 



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Referred to Committee on Health. 

And, 

H. J. R. 306, a joint resolution authorizing and directing the Legislative 
Research Commission to study North Carolina's Health Manpower needs, 
measures to increase the supply, and means to accomplish indicated changes 
in the health care system. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 

And, 

H. B. 307, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate $127,554.00 to the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina to establish a Professor of Family Medicine at the 
School of Medicine. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 

By Representatives DeBruhl, Harkins, Penton, Snead, Johnson of Duplin, 
Stevens, Jones of Rutherford, Boshamer, McFadyen, Messer, Ramsey of 
Madison, Beam, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, Carter and Auman: 

H. B. 308, a bill to be entitled an act to make Wilmington College and Ashe- 
ville-Biltmore College campuses of the University of North Carolina under the 
designations of "The University of North Carolina at Wilmington", and "The 
University of North Carolina at Asheville." 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education. 

By Representatives McFadyen, McMillan of Robeson, Speros, and Campbell 
of Robeson: 

H. B. 309, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-151 re- 
lating to single shot voting so as to make Section 3, Sub-Section (b) thereof 
inapplicable to Hoke County. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representatives Harris and Euliss: 

H. B. 310, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 160-25 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Ragsdale, Mohn, and Moore: 

H. B. 311, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-5 to 
provide for staggered terms of office for the County Commissioners of Onslow 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Reid and Rountree: 



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H. B. 312, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 146 of the Public 
Local Laws of 1941 so as to provide that the members of the Utilities Com- 
mission of the City of Greenville may fix their salaries, subject to designated 
limits. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 313, a bill to be entitled an act to add two new members to the Green- 
ville City Board of Education and to provide that the City Council shall appoint 
members to said Board of Education without any recommendation from such 
Board of Education. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Eagles: 

H. B. 314, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 147-69.1 
relating to the investment of surplus funds of the State. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

By Representative Mills: 

H. B. 315, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the State Highway Bond Act 
of 1965, subject to a vote of the people of the State, to raise the maximum 
interest rate from four per centum to five per centum per annum with respect 
to State of North Carolina Highway Bonds. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Collins, Rose, Johnson of Duplin, Gentry, Boger, Tolbert 
and Carter: 

H. B. 316, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the propagation and labeling 
and sale of quail so as to permit the processing and sale of quail carcasses for 
food. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

By Representative Rhyne: 

H. B. 317, a bill to be entitled an act to provide that no municipality may in- 
corporate or annex area within one mile of the corporate limits of an existing 
municipality. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Rountree, Barbee, Barker, Barr, Beam, Billings, Bo- 
shamer, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, 
Carter, Chase, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Elliott, Everett, 
Falls, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Haynes, Jernigan, Johnson 
of Duplin, Jones of Mecklenburg, Kincaid, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, 
McFaydyen, McMichael, Messer, Mills, Mohn, Moore, Quinn, Ragsdale, 
Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Reid, Roberson, Snead, Soles, Speed, Speros, 
Strickland, Tart, Watkins, and Williamson: 



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H. B. 318, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 116-44. 10(b) 
relating to the purposes of regional Universities. 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education. 



MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 26, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the North Carolina Under- 
writing Association so as to provide a method whereby adequate fire and ex- 
tended coverage insurance may be obtained in the beach area of North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Insurance. 

S. B. 154, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 21 of the Session 
Laws of 1961 relating to the rules and regulations for municipal elections of 
the City of Gastonia. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 51, a bill to be entitled an act to fix a uniform schedule of fees to be 
charged by the registers of deeds throughout North Carolina. 

On motion of Representative Harkins consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Thursday, March 13, 1969. 

H. B. 135, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal General Statutes 15-162.1, 
relating to a plea of guilty in first degree murder, first degree burglary, arson, 
and rape. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 234, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Articles 11, 13 and 14 of 
Chapter 54 of the General Statutes relating to the powers, officers and super- 
vision of credit unions. 

On motion of Representative Messer the bill is temporarily displaced in 
order to consider identical S. B. 156, entitled "a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend Articles 11, 13 and 14 of Chapter 54 of the General Statutes relating to 
the powers, officers and supervision of credit unions". 

Representative Messer offers and amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered sent to the 
Senate for concurrence in House amendment. 

On motion of Representative Messer consideration of H. B. 234, entitled 
"a bill to be entitled an act to amend Articles 11, 13 and 14 of Chapter 54 of 
the General Statutes relating to the powers, officers and supervision of credit 
unions," is postponed indefinitely. 



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ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. B. 180. An Act amending the Charter of the City of Winston-Salem. 

H. B. 192. An Act amending General Statutes 153-9(35}£) and 153-9(35%) 
relating to the authority of Boards of County Commissioners to expend non- 
tax and tax revenues for soil and water conservation so as to make said Statutes 
applicable to New Hanover County. 

H. B. 194. An Act to amend Chapter 713 of the Session Laws of 1965, being 
the Charter of the City of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County. 

H. B. 196. An Act to amend General Statutes 105-345, fixing discounts for 
prepayment of taxes in Wilkes County. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



FORTY-NINTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, March 12, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Howard Allen Chubbs, Pastor of the 
Providence Baptist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

An indefinite leave of absence is granted Representatives Ridenour and 
Troxell due to illness. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Craven, the rules are suspended so 
that a special guest may approach the dais. Major David Collins, a native of 
Charlotte, North Carolina, just back from a second tour of duty in Vietnam, 
is escorted by Representative Beatty to the well of the House and there makes 
a few remarks. 

report of committees 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar as follows: 

By Representative McMillan of Robeson, for the Committee on Alcoholic 
Beverage Control: 



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H. B. 264, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize a referendum in the Town 
of Aberdeen on alcoholic beverage control stores and the sale of beer and wine. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 142, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 982 of the Session 
Laws of 1963; to repeal Section 2 of Chapter 1062 of the Session Laws of 1967, 
and to allocate the profits earned by the Hamlet Board of Alcoholic Control. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 155, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the qualified voters of the 
Town of Bessemer City to determine whether wine and beer may be legally 
sold and Alcoholic Beverage Control stores operated in the Town of Bessemer 

City. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Tart, for the Committee on Education: 

H. B. 239, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain appropriations to the 
State Board of Education for the purpose of adding to the Richmond Technical 
Institute a two-year curriculum of transferable college courses in Liberal Arts 
and Sciences. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Tart the bill is re-referred to Committee on 
Appropriations. 

H. B. 266, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Vance County Board 
of Education to convey certain surplus school property to the County of Vance. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 287, a bill to be entitled an act to eliminate the requirement that not 
more than two members of the Orange County Board of Education may reside 
in any one Township of the County. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Leatherman, for the Committee on Higher Education: 

H. B. 188, a bill to be entitled an act to amend North Carolina General 
Statute 116-45(5) definding the primary purpose of Elizabeth City State 
College, Fayetteville State College and Winston-Salem State College. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 193, a bill to be entitled an act to amend North Carolina General 
Statute 116-45(2) defining the primary purpose of Pembroke State College. 

With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 



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By Representative Collins: 

H. B. 319, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 89-14 re- 
lating to land surveyors so as to amend said Act as it pertains to Alleghany 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Messer. Ramsey of Madison, Harkins, DeBruhl, Beam, 
Stevens, Collins, Jones of Rutherford, Mauney, Falls, Gentry, Taylor of Tran- 
sylvania, Mayfield and Bradley: 

H. B. 320, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating funds to the Department 
of Agriculture for the erection and operation of a regional diagnostic laboratory 
for western North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Rountree: 

H. B. 321, a bill to be entitled and act to revise and clarify the law relating 
to riots and civil disorders. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Blake, Garner, Love and Penny of Harnett: 

H. B. 322, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-116(g) 
to adequately protect the traveling public against crushed stone or gravel 
escaping from property hauling vehicles. 

Referred to Committee on Roads. 

By Representative Fulton: 

H. B. 323, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt nonprofit, nonstock member- 
ship water corporations from ad valorem taxation in Burke County. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Burrus and Roberson: 

H. B. 324, a bill to be entitled an act to enlarge the membership of the County 
Board of Education of Tyrell County from three members to five members. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

And, 

H. B. 325, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the hunting of game animals 
with dogs between March 1 and October 15 in Beaufort County. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

And, 

H. B. 326, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the territorial jurisdiction of 
the Police Department of the Town of Manteo in Dare County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



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By Representative Frye: 

H. B. 327, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article VI of the North Carolina 
Constitution relating to the qualification of individuals to register and vote in 
elections in North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representative Leatherman: 

H. B. 328, a bill to be entitled an act enabling each of the counties of the 
State to hold a special election for the purpose of considering whether a county 
shall or shall not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one per cent (1%) 
upon certain taxable transactions. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative McFadyen: 

H. B. 329, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the election of the Hoke 
County Board of Education. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Fenner, Eagles and Barbee: 

H. B. 330, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-183.8 to 
allow thirty day grace period for expired auto inspection certificates and to 
authorize one-way trip permits to allow uninspected vehicles to travel to nearby 
inspection stations. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Johnson of Wake, Falls, Fenner, Harkins and Jernigan: 

H. B. 331, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to revise Article V concerning State and local finance. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representatives Elliott, Lilley and Godwin of Craven: 

H. B. 332, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 5, Chapter 105 of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina to provide for the levy of a statewide 
uniform one per cent (1%) surtax upon the sales, use and other taxable trans- 
actions subject to the sales and use tax levied for state purposes and to allocate 
the proceeds of said surtax for the counties and municipalities of North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 190, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 716, Session Laws 
of 1947, relating to the nomination and election of the members of the Concord 
City Board of Education. 



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On motion of Representative Johnson of Cabarrus, the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. J. R. 213, a joint resolution establishing a cut-off date after which no 
local bills may be introduced in the General Assembly of North Carolina. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, the House concurs in the 
Senate amendment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 44, a bill to be entitled an act to fix a uniform schedule of fees to be 
charged by the Registers of Deeds throughout North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 129, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 114-19 re- 
lating to taking photographs of persons charged with criminal offenses. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 265, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the Alamance County Law 
Library. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 134, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-132.1 
so as to increase the maximum punishment for demonstrations or assemblies 
of persons kneeling or lying down in public buildings. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates, the Committee amendment 
is adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Frye objects to the third reading and the bill remains on 
the Calendar. 

H. B. 257, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Workmen's Compensation 
Act, regarding benefits. 

On motion of Representative Messer, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Friday, March 14, 1969. 

S. B. 48, a bill to be entitled an act to make it a felony for a person to remove 
a child from this State when a court has awarded custody to another person. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Ramsey of Person objects to the third reading and the bill 
remains on the Calendar. 



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S. B. 132, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-245.16 
relating to the North Carolina Egg Law. 

On motion of Representative Speed, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Wednesday, March 19, 1969. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 

State: 

S. B. 90. An Act to amend Chapter 989, Session Laws of 1967, to clarify 
election procedures in annexed areas. 

H. B. 75. An Act to amend General Statutes 20-114.1 making unlawful 
the act of disobeying the directions of an officer directing traffic. 

H. B. 85. An Act to amend the Charter of the Town of Belhaven, Chapter 
246 of the Private Laws of 1907, to establish the position of Town Manager. 

H. B. 150. An Act to increase the compensation of the County Commissioners 
of Wilson County. 

H. B. 177. An Act to amend Chapter 148 of the Session Laws of 1963 and 
Chapter 152 of the Session Laws of 1967 relating to the Charter of the Town 
of Nags Head and to amend said Charter relating to the election of the members 
of the governing body of said Town. 

H. B. 101. An Act creating the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Charter Commission 
and providing for an election upon the consolidation of the governments of the 
municipalities within, and the County of, Mecklenburg. 

H. B. 146. An Act authorizing the Warren County Alcoholic Beverage 
Control Board to sell wines having alcoholic content of less than 14%. 

On motion of Representive Eagles, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



FIFTIETH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Thursday, March 13, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Boshamer for today and to- 
morrow. 



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A leave of absence is granted Representatives Beatty, Hofier, Bumgardner, 
McFadyen, and Penton for tomorrow. 

On motion of Representatives Jernigan and Martin, the courtesies of the 
floor are extended the Honorable J. N. Vann, a former member of the House; 
also to Judge A. Pilston Godwin, a former member of the Senate. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Speed, for the Committee on Agriculture: 

H. B. 203, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for the North 
Carolina Blueberry Festival in Bladen County. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Speed, the bill is recommitted to Committee 
on Appropriations. 

H. B. 272, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-564.3 
relating to assessments on cattle so as to provide for assessments on all cattle 
sold. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Speed, the bill is recommitted to Committee 
on Finance. 

By Representatives Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1 : 

H. B. 66, a bill to be entitled an act to set forth the offense of assult with a 
deadly weapon upon a law enforcement officer or fireman and provide for 
punishment for violation thereof. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 310, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 160-25 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 131, a bill to be entitled an act to validate the acts of certain notaries 
where the notary seal incorrectly contained the name of another state. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Hofier, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

S. B. 103, a bill to be entitled an act permitting citizens of this State to pur- 
chase rifles and shotguns in contiguous states and defining antique firearms. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 



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H. B. 63, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 199, Session Laws of 
1965, to allocate the profits earned by the City of Rockingham Board of Alco- 
holic Control and to provide for the appointment of members to the Board. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison, the substitute bill is 
adopted. 

H. B. 30, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes, relating to income tax, so as to exclude from gross income certain 
local law enforcement officers' retirement benefits. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison, the bill is recommitted to 
Committee on Finance. 

H. B. 176, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 1113 of the 1967 
Session Laws providing for the non-partisan election of the Henderson County 
Board of Education and the extension of the terms of office of the members of 
the Henderson County Board of Education so as to provide for the non-partisan 
election of the entire membership of the Henderson County Board of Education 
at the 1970 regular general County election. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 200, a bill to be entitled an act amending the charter of the Town of 
Littleton to remove limitation on value of estate and property. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison, the substitute bill is 
adopted. 

H. B. 206, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and consolidate the Charter 
of the City of Wilson and to repeal prior Charter Acts. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 229, a bill to be entitled an act repealing Chapter 602 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 limiting the amount of school bonds which might be authorized 
for the County of Cabarrus and fixing such limitation for said County within 
the provisions of the County Finance Act. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 260, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Board of Commissioners of Cleveland County to prescribe re- 
gulations relating to the listing of property for taxation in that County, and to 
authorize the division or combining of Townships for tax listing purposes. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 261, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1073 of the Session 
Laws of 1959, relating to the issuance of pistol permits, so as to make the same 
applicable to Jones County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 269, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the election of the Board of 
County Commissioners of Currituck County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 270, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the compensation of the chairman 
and members of the Board of County Commissioners of Currituck County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 274, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing body of the 
Town of Maxton, North Carolina, to appoint a city manager and to prescribe 
his powers and duties. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 283, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Act relating to the authority 
of the Charlotte Firemen's Retirement System to invest in stock. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 284, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Charlotte. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 36, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-10.1 to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Robeson County to regulate 
garbage disposal. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 44, a bill to be entitled an act to fix a uniform schedule of fees to be 
charged by the Registers of Deeds throughout North Carolina. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison, the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on the Calendar for today. 

S. B. 118, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for filling vacancies on the 
Board of County Commissioners of Person County. 

With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Britt: 



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H. B. 333, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345, 
fixing discounts for prepayment of taxes in Johnston County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Carson and Horton: 

H. B. 334, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 7, Section 41, of the 
General Statutes of North Carolina to permit the election of Superior Court 
Judges by the voters of their respective districts. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representatives Coble, Payne, Phillips, Short and Frye: 

H. B 335, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Greensboro, the same being Chapter 37, Private Laws of 1923, as amended, 
and particularly as revised and reorganized by Chapter 1137, Session Laws of 
1959, as amended. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Messer, Phillips and Paschall: 

H. B. 336, a bill to be entitled an act to reduce the allocation of funds made 
by the State Board of Education and/or the State Superintendent of Public 
Instruction to city administrative units for objects of general control as provided 
in the State budget. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Tolbert, Boger, Hege, McDaniel, Whitley and Jemison: 

H. B. 337, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt persons over 65 years of age 
from the requirement of purchasing hunting licenses. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

By Representatives Tolbert and Boger: 

H. B. 338, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 775 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 to eliminate the residency requirement for police and fire depart- 
ment employees. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Lilley: 

H. B. 339, a bill to be entitled an act to regulate and fix the salaries of the 
Sheriff and Register of Deeds of Lenoir County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Warlick and Beard: 

H. B. 340, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 14-111.2 
relating to obtaining ambulance services without intending to pay therefor, 
so as to make the same applicable to Catawba County. 



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Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

And, 

H. B. 341, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 14-111.3 
relating to making false ambulance requests, so as to make the same applicable 
to Catawba County. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Jones of Rutherford: 

H. J. R. 342, a joint resolution relative to a correction in Resolution 1 of the 
1969 General Assembly. 

On motion of Representative Jones of Rutherford, the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

And, 

H. B. 343, a bill to be entitled an act to direct the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Rutherford County to invest the care, custody and control of the 
County Jail in the Sheriff of the County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 344, a bill to be entitled an act to direct the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Polk County to invest the care, custody and control of the County 
Jail in the Sheriff of the County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Harkins, Stevens and DeBruhl: 

H. B. 345, a bill to be entitled an act to establish district courts in the twenty- 
eighth judicial district. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representative McMichael: 

H. B. 346, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-10.1, 
relating to removal and disposal of trash, garbage, etc., so as to make said 
Section applicable to Rockingham County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Jernigan: 

H. B. 347, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article IB of Chapter 113 
of the General Statutes relating to State aid to airports so as to provide that 
the State may participate in up to fifty per cent of the costs of certain projects. 



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Referred to Committee on Conservation and Development. 

By Representatives Martin and Paschall: 

H. B. 348, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 20 of the General 
Statutes by placing therein a new definition of resident. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representative Martin: 

H. B. 349, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating funds for the repair and 
restoration of Historic Hope. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Payne: 

H. J. R. 350, a joint resolution honoring the North Carolina Distributive 
Education Clubs of America. 

On motion of Representative Payne, the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representatives Harris and Euliss: 

H. B. 351, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 324 of the Session 
Laws of North Carolina, 1961, being the Charter of the Town of Elon College 
relating to the adoption of ordinances and resolutions. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Twiggs, Speros, Moore, and Jones of Rutherford: 

H. B. 352, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 93A of the General 
Statutes relating to real estate brokers and salesmen. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Bryan and Strickland: 

H. B. 353, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 5, Chapter 105 of the 
General Statutes of North Carolina to provide for the levy of a statewide uni- 
form one per cent (1 %) surtax upon the sales, use and other taxable transactions 
subject to the sales and use tax levied for State purposes and to allocate the 
proceeds of said surtax, one-half to the General Fund and one-half to the 
Counties and Municipalities of North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 



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S. B. 77, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the laws relating to Mechanics' 
and Materialmen's Liens. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

S. B. 143, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 84-33 relating 
to the annual and special meetings of the North Carolina State Bar. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

S. B. 167, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-564.3 
relating to assessments on cattle so as to provide for assessments on all cattle 
sold. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

H. B. 121, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the regulations pertaining to 
the sale of firearms. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Carson, the House concurs in the Senate amend- 
ment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 182, a bill to be entitled an act to validate the publication of notice of 
a special bond election to be held in the City of Sanford even though the dates 
between the first and last publication of such notice is less than thirty days. 

On motion of Representative Love, the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 264, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize a referendum in the Town 
of Aberdeen on Alcoholic Beverage Control stores and sale of beer and wine. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 266, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Vance County Board 
of Education to convey certain surplus property to the County of Vance. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 287, a bill to be entitled an act to eliminate the requirement that not 
more than two members of the Orange County Board of Education may reside 
in any one Township of the County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 142, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 982 of the Session Laws 
of 1963; to repeal Section 2 of Chapter 1062 of the Session Laws of 1967, and to 
allocate the profits earned by the Hamlet Board of Alcoholic Control. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 



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S. B. 155, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the qualified voters of the 
Town of Bessemer City to determine whether wine and beer may be legally 
sold and Alcoholic Beverage Control stores operated in the Town of Bessemer 
City. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

Representative Rhyne requests and is granted permission to be recorded as 
voting "noe" on the bill. 

H. B. 51, a bill to be entitled an act to fix a uniform schedule of fees to be 
charged by the registers of deeds throughout North Carolina. 

On motion of Representative Harkins, the bill is temporarily displaced in 
order to consider identical S. B. 44. 

S. B. 44, a bill to be entitled an act to fix a uniform schedule of fees to be 
charged by the Registers of Deeds throughout North Carolina. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, 
Clark, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, 
Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of 
Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Jemison, 
Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of 
Mecklenburg, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, 
McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, Mc- 
Millan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Moore, Paschall, Penny of Durham, 
Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, 
Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, 
Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strick- 
land, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Twiggs, Vogler, 
Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson and Wills — 110. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Coble and Payne — 2. 

Representative Jones of Rutherford votes "present". 

H. B. 134, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-132.1 so 
as to increase the maximum punishment for demonstrations or assemblies of 
persons kneeling or lying down in public buildings. 

Passes its third reading as amended and is ordered engrossed and sent to 
the Senate. 

S. B. 48, a bill to be entitled an act to make it a felony for a person to remove 
a child from this State when a court has awarded custody to another person. 

Representative Ramsey of Person offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its third reading as amended and is ordered sent to the Senate for 
concurrence in House amendment. 



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H. B. 188, a bill to be entitled an act to amend North Carolina General Stat- 
utes 116-45(5) defining the primary purpose of Elizabeth City State College, 
Fayetteville State College, and Winston-Salem State College. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 193, a bill to be entitled an act to amend North Carolina General 
Statutes 116-45(2) denning the primary purpose of Pembroke State College. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. J. R. 298. A Joint Resolution endorsing the observance of "National 
Arthritis Month" and designating the month of May as "Arthritis Month in 
North Carolina". 

H. J. R. 213. A Joint Resolution establishing a cut-off date after which no 
local bills may be introduced in the General Assembly of North Carolina. 

S. B. 156. An Act to amend Articles 11, 13, and 14 of Chapter 54 of the 
General Statutes relating to the powers, officers and supervision of credit unions. 

H. B. 31. An Act relating to the receipt of unordered merchandise so as to 
provide that the recipient thereof is not liable for the payment thereof. 

S. B. 190. An Act to amend Chapter 716, Session Laws of 1947, relating to 
the nomination and election of the members of the Concord City Board of 
Education. 

On motion of Representative Quinn, duly seconded, the House adjourns 
to meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock A. M. 



FIFTY-FIRST DAY 

House of Representatives 
Friday, March 14, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Collins, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of 
the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, 
and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Boger, Hofler, Horton and 
Ragsdale for today. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Frye for Monday, March 17, 
1969, and Tuesday, March 18, 1969. 



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REPORT OP COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar as follows: 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 50, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of County Com- 
missioners of the several counties of the State to fix their compensation. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison the substitute bill is 
adopted. 

H. B. 52, a bill to be entitled an act to allow the governing bodies of the 
several cities and towns of the State to fix their own compensation. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison the substitute bill is 
adopted. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of 
as follows: 

By Representatives Tart, Beatty, Auman, and Mohn: 

H. B. 354, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate certain funds to the 
State Board of Education for the student loan fund for the fiscal year com- 
mencing July 1, 1970, and ending June 30, 1971. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Hege and Snyder: 

H. B. 355, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 26 of the Private 
Laws of 1935 affecting local schools in Davidson County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Eagles: 

H. B. 356, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the State Banking Laws. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

By Representatives Soles and Williamson: 

H. B. 357, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 14-107 
relating to the issuance of worthless checks and the punishment therefor so 
as to make certain provisions thereof relating to punishment effective in Bruns- 
wick County. 



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Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Martin and Ramsey of Person: 

H. B. 358, a bill to be entitled an act enabling each of the counties of the 
State to hold a special election for the purpose of considering whether a county 
shall or shall not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one per cent (1%) 
upon certain taxable transactions. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Fenner, Eagles, Barbee, Chase, Johnson of Wake, 
Jernigan, Martin, Speed, McMillan of Robeson, Johnson of Duplin, Godwin 
of Gates, Church, Paschall, McMillan of Wake, and Williamson: 

H. B. 359, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 115A 
of the General Statutes for the purpose of describing in some particularity the 
purposes of community colleges. 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 120, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Federal Tax Lien Reg- 
istration Act to comply with the Federal Tax Lien Act of 1966. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

S. B. 177, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 153-9 (35 ^ 
and 153-9 (35^) relating to the authority of Boards of County Commissioners 
to expend nontax and tax revenues for soil and water conservation so as to 
make said Statutes applicable to Caldwell County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 184, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 21, Chapter 143 of the 
General Statutes to clarify the authority of local air pollution control programs. 

Referred to Committee on Water and Air Resources. 

S. B. 183, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306 (26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Iredell County to prescribe 
regulations relating to the listing of property for taxation in Iredell County, 
and to authorize the division, or combining of townships for tax listing purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. J. R. 227, a joint resolution honoring Dr. John Caldwell. 

Referred to Committee on Rules. 

H. B. 241, a bill to be entitled an act to require skin divers to display a warn- 
ing flag as approved by the Underwater Society of America. 

Returned for concurrence and placed on the Calendar. 



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CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 206, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and consolidate the Charter 
of the City of Wilson and to repeal prior Charter Acts. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison the Committee amend- 
ment is adopted. 

Representative Paschall offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Billings, Blake, Bostian, Bradley, 
Britt, Bryan, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Camp- 
bell of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Cul- 
pepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, 
Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Harkins, Harris, 
Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of 
Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Kin- 
caid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, Mc- 
Knight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, 
Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, 
Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, 
Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, 
Tolbert, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson, and Wills — 
104. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 229, a bill to be entitled an act repealing Chapter 602 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 limiting the amount of school bonds which might be authorized 
for the County of Cabarrus and fixing such limitation for said County within 
the provisions of the County Finance Act. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives: Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Billings, Blake, Bostian, Bradley, 
Britt, Bryan, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Camp- 
bell of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Cul- 
pepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, 
Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Harkins, Harris, 
Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of 
Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Kin- 
caid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, Mc- 
Knight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, 
Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, 
Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stan- 
ford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of 
Wake, Tolbert, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson, and 
Wills — 104. 



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Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 63, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 199, Session Laws of 
1965, to allocate the profits earned by the City of Rockingham Board of Alco- 
holic Control and to provide for the appointment of members to the Board. 

Representative Covington offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 176, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 1113 of the 1967 
Session Laws providing for the non-partisan election of the Henderson County 
Board of Education and the extension of the terms of office of the members of 
the Henderson County Board of Education so as to provide for the non-partisan 
election of the entire membership of the Henderson County Board of Education 
at the 1970 regular general county election. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 200, a bill to be entitled an act amending the Charter of the Town of 
Littleton to remove limitation on value of estate and property. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 220, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the hunting season for bear, 
deer, and squirrel in the counties of Duplin, Onslow and Pender. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin the Committee amendments 
are adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 260, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Board of Commissioners of Cleveland County to prescribe regu- 
lations relating to the listing of property for taxation in that County, and to 
authorize the division or combining of townships for tax listing purposes. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 261, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1073 of the Session 
Laws of 1959, relating to the issuance of pistol permits, so as to make the same 
applicable to Jones County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 269, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the election of the Board of 
County Commissioners of Currituck County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 270, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the compensation of the chairman 
and members of the Board of County Commissioners of Currituck County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



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H. B. 274, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing body of the 
Town of Maxton, North Carolina, to appoint a City Manager and to prescribe 
his powers and duties. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 283, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Act relating to the au- 
thority of the Charlotte Firemen's Retirement System to invest in stock. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 284, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Charlotte. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 36, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-10.1 to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Robeson County to regulate 
garbage disposal. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 118, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for filling vacancies on the 
Board of County Commissioners of Person County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 44, a bill to be entitled an act to fix a uniform schedule of fees to be 
charged by the Registers of Deeds throughout North Carolina. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered enrolled. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Beam, Beard, Billings, Blake, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Burrus, 
Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carter, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, 
Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, 
Godwin of Gates, Green, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Jemison, 
Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Leather- 
man, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McKnight, Mc- 
Millan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, 
Paschall, Penny, of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey of 
Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, 
Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strick- 
land, Tart, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, William- 
son, and Wills — 92. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Coble, Fulton, Kincaid, 
and Taylor of Transylvania — 4. 

The following pair is announced: Representative Payne votes "noe"; were 
Representative Royall present he would vote "aye". 

H. B. 51, a bill to be entitled an act to fix a uniform schedule of fees to be 
charged by the registers of deeds throughout North Carolina. 

On motion of Representative Harkins the bill is postponed indefinitely. 



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H. B. 66, a bill to be entitled an act to set forth the offense of assault with a 
deadly weapon upon a law enforcement officer or fireman and provide for punish- 
ment for violation thereof. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates consideration of the bill is 
postponed until Tuesday, March 18, 1969. 

H. B. 257, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Workmen's Compensation 
Act, regarding benefits. 

On motion of Representative Messer consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Monday, March 17, 1969. 

H. B. 310, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 160-25 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 103, a bill to be entitled an act permitting citizens of the State to pur- 
chase rifles and shotguns in contiguous states and denning antique firearms. 

On motion of Representative Britt consideration of the bill is postponed until 
Tuesday, March 18, 1969. 

S. B. 131, a bill to be entitled an act to validate the acts of certain notaries 
where the notary seal incorrectly contained the name of another state. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. B. 109. An Act to incorporate the Village of Whispering Pines in Moore 
County. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10:00 o'clock A. M. 



FIFTY-SECOND DAY 

House of Representatives 
Saturday, March 15, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative Taylor of Wake, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker Pro 
Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Mrs. H. W. Taylor, wife of Representative Taylor of 
Wake. 

Representative McMillan of Wake, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet Monday night at 8 o'clock. 



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FIFTY-THIRD DAY 

House of Representatives 
Monday night, March 17, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 

Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Elliott and Snyder for tonight. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Lilley for Tuesday. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Mills for tonight and Tuesday 
due to a death in his family. 

On motion of Representative Beam, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Paul J. Story, a former member of the House from McDowell 
County. 

The Chair recognizes Judge David Britt, former Speaker of the House, who 
comes to the dais and makes a few remarks. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on the 
Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Gregory, for the Committee on Finance: 

H. B. 30, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes, relating to income tax, so as to exclude from gross income certain local 
law enforcement officers' retirement benefits. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 40, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt the North Carolina Symphony 
Society, Incorporated, from certain privilege license taxes. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 72, a bill to be entitled an act amending the North Carolina Seed Law 
so as to provide an alternative method for collecting funds under said Act. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 117, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Person County to levy 
special purpose taxes for certain purposes. 

With a favorable report. 



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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Jones of Rutherford, Church and Fenner: 

H. J. R. 360, a joint resolution congratulating the basketball team of the 
University of North Carolina. 

On motion of Representative Jones of Rutherford, the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representative Taylor of Transylvania: 

H. J. R. 361, a joint resolution to encourage the Secretary of the Interior to 
select the most feasible and advantageous route for the construction of a road 
between Bryson City, North Carolina, and Fontana Dam, North Carolina, to 
fulfill the 1943 contract and that construction on said road begin as soon as 
possible. 

Referred to Committee on Roads. 

Representative Taylor of Transylvania moves the rules be suspended and 
the bill placed on its immediate passage. 

This motion fails of adoption. 

By Representative Leatherman: 

H. B. 362, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of Lincolnton to 
increase the salary of the Mayor and Aldermen and to designate Lincolnton as 
the "City of Lincolnton". 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 363, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the time for incorporation of 
a municipal corporation in Lincoln County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Strickland: 

H. B. 364, a bill to be entitled an act to provide credit toward the satisfaction 
of the sentence when the defendant is unable to secure his release on bail pending 
appeal. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Fenner, Eagles and Barbee: 



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H. B. 365, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Nash County to compensate Mrs. Joe Powell for injuries re- 
ceived while in the service of Nash County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Godwin of Craven and Barker: 

H. B. 366, a bill to be entitled an act amending the Charter of the City of 
New Bern in Craven County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Speed, Lilley, McMillan of Wake, Church, and Johnson 
of Duplin: 

H. B. 367, a bill to be entitled an act to permit deduction of contributions to 
emergency rescue organizations for income tax purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Penny of Harnett: 

H. B. 368, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 362 of the Private 
Laws of 1905 relating to the election of the Mayor and Commissioners of the 
Town of Coats in Harnett County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 369, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the sale or distribution of 
harmful materials to minors. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 112, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the creation of a tenancy 
by the entirety in the division of land. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

S. B. 130, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for expansion of services of 
the North Carolina Capital Building Authority. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 

S. B. 170, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize a referendum in the Towns 
of Biscoe and Mount Gilead on alcoholic beverage control stores. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

S. J. R. 198, a joint resolution urging the vocation guidance, recruitment and 
encouragement of students to enter premedical and medical education. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 



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S. J. R. 199, a joint resolution urging the three medical schools in the State 
to increase their output of physicians. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 

S. J. R. 200, a joint resolution urging the strengthening of science and other 
facets of premedical education. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 

H. B. 175, a bill to be entitled an act to provide that the issuance of bonds 
after a bond order takes effect shall be extended by the period of time within 
which such bonds could not be issued because of litigation. 

Returned for concurrence and placed on the Calendar. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 206, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and consolidate the Charter 
of the City of Wilson and to repeal prior Charter Acts. 

Passes its third reading, as amended, by the following vote and is ordered 
engrossed and sent to the Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, 
Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, 
Clark, Coble, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, Everett, Falls, 
Fenner, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Ruther- 
ford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, Mc- 
Fadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny 
of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey 
of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, 
Snead, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, 
Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, 
Warlick, Watkins, Williamson and Wills — -108. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 229, a bill to be entitled an act repealing Chapter 602 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 limiting the amount of school bonds which might be authorized 
for the County of Cabarrus and fixing such limitation for said County within 
the provisions of the County Finance Act. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, 
Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, 



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Clark, Coble, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, Everett, Falls, 
Fenner, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Ruther- 
ford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, Mc- 
Fadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny 
of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey 
of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, 
Snead, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, 
Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, 
Warlick, Watkins, Williamson and Wills — 108. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 241, a bill to be entitled an act to require skin divers to display a warning 
flag as approved by the Underwater Society of America. 

House concurs in Senate amendment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 50, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of County Com- 
missioners of the several counties of the State to fix their compensation. 

On motion of Representative Harkins, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Wednesday, March 19, 1969. 

H. B. 52, a bill to be entitled an act to allow the governing bodies of the several 
cities and towns of the State to fix their own compensation. 

On motion of Representative Harkins, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Wednesday, March 19, 1969. 

H. B. 257, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Workmen's Compensation 
Act, regarding benefits. 

On motion of Representative Messer, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Friday, March 21, 1969. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 

S. B. 36. An Act to amend General Statutes 153-10.1 to authorize the Board 
of County Commissioners of Robeson County to regulate garbage disposal. 

S. B. 44. An Act to fix a uniform schedule of fees to be charged by the Reg- 
isters of Deeds throughout North Carolina. 

S. B. 48. An Act to make it a felony for a person to remove a child from this 
State when a court has awarded custody to another person. 

S. B. 118. An Act to provide for filling vacancies on the Board of County 
Commissioners of Person County. 



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S. B. 131. An Act to validate the acts of certain notaries where the Notary- 
Seal incorrectly contained the name of another state. 

H. B. 60. An Act to authorize and make uniform the procedure making a 
gift of all or part of a human body after death for specified purposes. 

H. B. 112. An Act to authorize the Cumberland County Alcoholic Beverage 
Control Board to establish a retirement system. 

H. B. 219. An Act to amend Chapter 48, Session Laws of 1963, as amended, 
relating to alcoholic beverage control stores in the Town of Roseboro. 

H. B. 242. An Act to exempt boats operated on private ponds from motor- 
boat law. 

H. J. R. 350. A Joint Resolution honoring the North Carolina Distributive 
Education Clubs of America. 

H. B. 121. An Act to amend the regulations pertaining to the sale of firearms. 

H. B. 128. An Act to amend Chapter 666 of the Session Laws of 1967 tc 
change the closing filing date from Saturday to Friday for candidates for the 
Monroe City School Board of Education. 

H. B. 240. An Act to regulate the use of firearms in field trials and in 
training dogs. 

S. B. 142. An Act to amend Chapter 982 of the Session Laws of 1963; to 
repeal Section 2 of Chapter 1062 of the Session Laws of 1967, and to allocate the 
profits earned by the Hamlet Board of Alcoholic Control. 

S. B. 155. An Act to authorize the qualified voters of the Town of Bessemer 
City to determine whether wine and beer may be legally sold and Alcoholic 
Beverage Control Stores operated in the Town of Bessemer City. 

S. B. 182. An Act to validate the publication of notice of a special bond 
election to be held in the City of Sanford even though the dates between the 
first and last publication of such notice is less than thirty days. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



FIFTY-FOURTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Tuesday, March 18, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Robert A. Cantwell, Pastor of the First 
Baptist Church in Lincolnton, North Carolina. 



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Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Monday night has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Eagles for today. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the Honorables 
George P. Cossar, C. T. Douglas, Charles Allen, Kenneth O. Williams and 
Aero English from the Mississippi State Legislature. They were accompanied 
by Staff Member, David Ogle. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1 : 

H. B. 335, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Greensboro, the same being Chapter 37, Private Laws of 1923, as amended, and 
particularly as revised and reorganized by Chapter 1137, Session Laws of 1959, 
as amended. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 357, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 14-107 
relating to the issuance of worthless checks and the punishment therefor so 
as to make certain provisions thereof relating to punishment effective in Bruns- 
wick County. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 143, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 84-33 relating 
to the annual and special meetings of the North Carolina State Bar. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on Rules and 
Operation of the House: 

S. J. R. 227, a joint resolution honoring Dr. John Caldwell. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Taylor of Transylvania: 

H. B. 370, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-127.2 
exempting the municipalities located in the counties of Jackson, Swain and 
Transylvania from the provisions of said Section. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Warlick and Beard: 



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H. B. 371, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 153-40 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina relating to the office of Clerk to the Board of County 
Commissioners so as to make all the provisions applicable to Catawba County. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representative Leatherman: 

H. B. 372, a bill to be entitled an act to allow petition by fifty per cent of the 
property owners for street improvement in Lincolnton. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 373, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the jurisdiction of the Lincoln- 
ton Alcoholic Beverage Control Officer or officers to Lincoln County. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representatives Soles, Speros, Snead and Raynor: 

H. B. 374, a bill to be entitled an act to protect minor children who are in- 
jured or damaged in certain motor vehicle accidents. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Strickland: 

H. B. 375, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the temporary questioning 
of persons in public places and a search for weapons during temporary question- 
ing. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives McMillan of Robeson, McFadyen, Campbell of Robeson 
and Speros: 

H. B. 376, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the Fairmont City School 
Administrative Unit in Robeson County. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Godwin of Craven, Barker and Boshamer: 

H. B. 377, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 952 of the Session 
Laws of 1959 relating to water connections in the Town of Havelock. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Tart: 

H. B. 378, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint certain members of the Board 
of Education of the respective counties of North Carolina and to fix their terms 
of office. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Johnson of Wake, Twiggs, McMillan of Wake, Taylor 
of Wake, McFadyen, Stanford, McMillan of Robeson, Chase and Holshouser: 



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H. B. 379, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the North Carolina Center 
for Alcoholic Studies. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 36, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of Mount 
Holly so as to create a City Council consisting of five members. 

Returned for concurrence and placed on the Calendar. 

S. J. R. 207, a joint resolution establishing a Wake County Bicentennial 
Commission. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 209, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-5 to 
provide for staggered terms of office for the County Commissioners of Onslow 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 117, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Person County to levy special 
purpose taxes for certain purposes. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Elliott, Euliss, 
Everett, Falls, Fenner, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin 
of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, 
Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, 
Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Love, 
Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, 
McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, 
Paschal], Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, 
Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, 
Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor 
of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, William- 
son and Wills — 112. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 



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H. B. 175, a bill to be entitled an act to provide that the issuance of bonds 
after a bond order takes effect shall be extended by the period of time within 
which such bonds could not be issued because of litigation. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Person, the House concurs in the 
Senate amendment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 72, a bill to be entitled an act amending the North Carolina Seed Law 
so as to provide an alternative method for collecting funds under said Act. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Auman, Barbee, Barker, 
Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, 
Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, 
Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Covington, 
Culpepper, DeBruhl, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Fulton, Garner, 
Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harris, Haynes, 
Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, 
Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leather- 
man, Love, Martin Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, 
McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mitchell, 
Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, 
Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, 
Reid, Rhyne, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, 
Speed, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transly- 
vania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, 
Whitley, Williamson and Wills — 109. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

Representative Andrews votes "present". 

H. B. 30, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes, relating to income tax so as to exclude from gross income certain 
local law enforcement officers' retirement benefits. 

On motion of Representative DeBruhl, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 66, a bill to be entitled an act to set forth the offense of assault with a 
deadly weapon upon a law enforcement officer or fireman and provide for punish- 
ment for violation thereof. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates, consideration of the bill is 
postponed until Thursday, March 20, 1969. 

S. B. 40, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt the North Carolina Symphony 
Society, Incorporated, from certain privilege license taxes. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 103, a bill to be entitled an act permitting citizens of this State to pur- 
chase rifles and shotguns in contiguous states and defining antique firearms. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



FIFTY-FIFTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, March 19, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend J. Everette Neese, Pastor of Pilgrim Reform 
United Church of Christ, Lexington, North Carolina. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Campbell of Robeson, Johnson 
of Cabarrus, and Reid for today. 

On motion of Representative McMillan of Robeson, the courtesies of the 
floor are extended to the Honorable John B. Regan, a former member of the 
House from Robeson County. 

On motion of Representatives Bumgardner, Leatherman, Rhyne and Stewart, 
the courtesies of the floor are extended to the Honorable Max Craig, a former 
member of the House from Gaston County. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Craven the rules are suspended so 
that he may approach the well of the House and introduce a special guest, Vet- 
eran of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief Richard W. Horman, of Sugar 
Grove, West Virginia. Commander Horman makes a few remarks. 

On motion of Representative Vogler, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the following former members of the House who served in the 1939 Session 
of the General Assembly: 

D. L. Ward, Speaker, Craven; Arch T. Allen, Wake; E. T. Bost, Jr., Cabarrus; 
R. L. Bray, Camden; John W. Caffey, Guilford; Joe T. Carruthers, Jr., Guil- 
ford; C. C. Efird, Stanly; Joe W. Garrett, Rockingham; William T. Hatch, 
Wake; William D. Holoman, Halifax; Ira T. Johnston, Ashe; Raymond B. 
Mallard, Columbus; William F. Marshall, Stokes; D. Lacy McBryde, Cumber- 
land; Larry I. Moore, Jr., Wilson; C. E. Quinn, Duplin; Sheldon M. Roper, 
Lincoln; N. McK. Ross, Harnett; W. C. Taylor, Caswell; W. Frank Taylor, 
Wayne; J. B. Vogler, Mecklenburg; E. P. Warren, Person; John F. White, 
Chowan; J. Lee Wilson, Davidson; Sam O. Worthington, Pitt, and R. H. 
Underwood, Hertford. 



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Mr. Speaker Vaughn recognizes former Speaker of the House, D. L. Ward, 
who approaches the dais and reminds the members of the fact that problems 
have always faced the General Assemblies and suggests that when they are 
no longer serving as Representatives, problems will still exist. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative McMillan of Robeson, for the Committee on Alcoholic 
Beverage Control: 

H. B. 288, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-57 so as 
to provide for the distribution of Alcoholic Beverage Control Store Funds in 
Northampton County. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Eagles, for the Committee on Banks and Banking: 

H. B. 190, a bill to be entitled an act relating to funeral and burial trust funds. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Eagles the substitute bill is adopted. 

H. B. 314, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 147-69.1 
relating to the investment of surplus funds of the State. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 356, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the State banking laws. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Short, for the Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts: 

H. B. 225, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to empower the General Assembly of North Carolina to provide the 
manner in which waiver of trial by jury in civil cases may be accomplished. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Short the bill is recommitted to Committee on 
Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representative Tart, for the Committee on Education: 

H. B. 324, a bill to be entitled an act to enlarge the membership of the County 
Board of Education of Tyrrell County from three members to five members. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 376, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the Fairmont City School 
Administrative Unit in Robeson County. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 378, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint certain members of the Board 
of Education of the respective counties of North Carolina and to fix their terms 
of office. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. B. 142, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-17. 1(b), 
General Statutes 20-23.1, General Statutes 20-141. 3(f), General Statutes 
20-279. 13(c), General Statutes 20-279.14, and General Statutes 20-279. 16(b), 
to remove therefrom provisions relative to furnishing proof of financial responsi- 
bility. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 348, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 20 of the General 
Statutes by placing therein a new definition of resident. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Messer and Ramsey of Madison: 

H. B. 380, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-63(h) to 
increase commission for issuing motor vehicle registration plates under com- 
mission contract arrangements. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Taylor of Wake, Twiggs, Johnson of Wake, and McMillan 
of Wake: 

H. B. 381, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the removal of unauthor- 
ized motor vehicles from private parking lots in Wake and Robeson Counties. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Vogler, Baugh, Beatty, Campbell of Mecklenburg, 
Carson, Hicks, and Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 382, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the compensation of the Chairman 
and members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Carter, Raynor, Rose and Bryan: 

H. B. 383, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 160 of the General 
Statutes by adding General Statutes 160-205.1 authorizing municipalities to 
acquire an entire structure or parcel of land when it is severed by street right 
of way. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



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By Representatives Godwin of Craven, Speros, Falls, Campbell of Robeson, 
Chase, Bumgardner, Raynor, Rose, Mohn, DeBruhl, Harkins, Boshamer, 
Strickland, Taylor of Wake, Elliott, Carter, Britt, Auman, Phillips, Penton, 
Rountree, Beam, Roberson, Covington, Ragsdale, Campbell of Wilson, Burrus, 
Short, and Moore: 

H. B. 384, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-141(b) 
to exempt from taxation retirement benefits received by certain retired armed 
forces personnel. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Mitchell, Johnson of Cabarrus, Tolbert, Hege, Troxell, 
Rhyne, Snyder, Taylor of Transylvania, Fulton and Baugh: 

H. B. 385, a bill to be entitled an act to impose a sales tax upon the sales of 
spirituous liquors. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Bradley: 

H. B. 386, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination and election 
of the Board of County Commissioners of Cherokee County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Falls, Fenner, Harkins, Jernigan, and Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 387, a bill to be entitled an act relating to rilling vacancies on boards of 
county commissioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 106, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the certification of the 
existence and amounts of assessment liens against real property. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

H. B. 271, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 50, Chapter 106, of 
the General Statutes so as to provide for ballots by mail in referendums among 
producers of agricultural products on the question of self-assessment programs. 

Returned for concurrence and placed on the Calendar. 

S. J. R. 246, a joint resolution honoring Atkins High School of Winston-Salem 
for winning the North Carolina 4-A Basketball Championship. 

On motion of Representative McKnight the rules are suspended and the bill 
is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 



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CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 36, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Mount Holly so as to create a city council consisting of five members. 

House concurs in Senate amendment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 117, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Person County to levy special 
purpose taxes for certain purposes. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered enrolled. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, 
Coble, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Everett, Falls, Fenner, 
Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, 
Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, 
Jemison, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones 
of Rutherford, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, 
McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Mitchell, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham Penny of Harnett, Penton, 
Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Rhyne, Roberson, 
Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, 
Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, 
Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Whitley, and Wills — 105. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 335, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Greensboro, the same being Chapter 37, Private Laws of 1923, as amended, and 
particularly as revised and reorganized by Chapter 1137, Session Laws of 1959, 
as amended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 357, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 14-107 
relating to the issuance of worthless checks and the punishment therefor so as 
to make certain provisions thereof relating to punishment effective in Bruns- 
wick County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 72, a bill to be entitled an act amending the North Carolina Seed Law 
so as to provide an alternative method for collecting funds under said act. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered enrolled. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, 
Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Covington, 
Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, 
Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Johnson of 



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Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Lilley, 
Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, Mc- 
Michael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mitchell, Mohn, 
Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, 
Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Rhyne, Roberson, Rose, 
Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speed, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, 
Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, 
Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Whitley, and Wills — 105. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 50, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of County Com- 
missioners of the several counties of the State to fix their compensation. 

On motion of Representative Harkins consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Thursday, March 20, 1969. 

H. B. 52, a bill to be entitled an act to allow the governing bodies of the several 
cities and towns of the State to fix their own compensation. 

On motion of Representative Harkins consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Thursday, March 20, 1969. 

S. B. 132, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-245.16 
relating to the North Carolina Egg Law. 

On motion of Representative Speed consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Thursday, March 20, 1969. 

S. B. 143, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 84-33 relating 
to the annual and special meetings of the North Carolina State Bar. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. J. R. 227, a joint resolution honoring Dr. John Caldwell. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin consideration of the bill is 
postponed until Thursday, March 20, 1969. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. B. 175. An Act to provide that the issuance of bonds after a bond order 
takes effect shall be extended by the period of time within which such bonds 
could not be issued because of litigation. 

S. B. 40. An Act to exempt the North Carolina Symphony Society, Incor- 
porated, from certain privilege license taxes. 

H. J. R. 360. A Joint Resolution congratulating the basketball team of the 
University of North Carolina. 

H. B. 43. An Act repealing Chapter 5 of the 1965 Session Laws and amending 
a portion of Section 1 of Chapter 34 of the 1953 Session Laws of North Carolina 
to revise and establish ward boundary lines of the City of Gastonia. 



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H. B. 144. An Act relating to terms and election of officials of the Town of 
Wade in Cumberland County. 

H. B. 154. An Act to amend Chapter 508 of the Session Laws of 1947 so as 
to permit Harnett County to release certain restrictions on hospital property. 

H. B. 179. An Act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 105-309 and 
105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to authorize the 
Boards of County Commissioners of Jackson, Transylvania, and Swain Counties 
to prescribe regulations relating to the listing of property for taxation in those 
counties. 

H. B. 201. An Act to amend Chapter 598 of the Session Laws of 1967 author- 
izing use of nontax revenues for recreational purposes in Mecklenburg County. 

H. B. 217. An Act authorizing the Pamlico County Board of Education to 
convey to Hobucken Community Development, Inc., a portion of the Hobucken 
School site on which the Hobucken School Teacherage building is located for 
use as a community center. 

H. B. 222. An Act to amend Chapter 402 of the Session Laws of 1947 re- 
lating to the establishment of Winston-Salem Firemen's Retirement Fund 
Association. 

H. B. 246. An Act to amend Chapter 119 of the Private Laws of 1913 by 
increasing the number of Town Commissioners in Norlina from three to five. 

H. B. 249. An Act to make applicable to the Town of Glen Alpine the pro- 
visions of General Statutes 105-422 relating to the limitation of actions on tax 
liens. 

H. B. 241. An Act to require skin divers to display a warning flag as approved 
by the Underwater Society of America. 

H. B. 255. An Act to create the office of Director of Finance in Cleveland 
County. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



FIFTY-SIXTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Thursday, March 20, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend William R. Bussey, Pastor of the First 
Baptist Church, Wilson, North Carolina. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Tart and Snead for tomorrow. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Euhss, for the Committee on Corporations: 

H. B. 208, a bill to be entitled an act to create Chapter 55B of the General 
Statutes relating to the formation of corporations by persons duly licensed to 
render professional services, and denning the powers and responsibilities of 
such corporations and its members. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Euliss, the substitute bill is adopted. 

By Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. B. 71, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-216 con- 
cerning passing of horses and other draft animals. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 87, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-116(g) 
relating to the manner in which vehicles may be loaded to adequately protect 
the traveling public against dropping, sifting, blowing, leaking or otherwise 
escaping loads. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Paschall, the substitute bill is adopted. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 90, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-401.9 to 
provide for removal of illegally parked motor vehicles from private parking 
lots. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 182, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 1-315, 
relating to levy on property subject to sale under execution. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 352, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 93-A of the General 
Statutes relating to real estate brokers and salesmen. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 381, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the removal of unauthor- 
ized motor vehicles from private parking lots in Wake and Robeson Counties. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 



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H. B. 223, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 7A of the General 
Statutes so as to increase the uniform jail fees to three dollars. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 237, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize any county operating an 
ambulance service to appoint an ambulance commission and delegate powers 
thereto. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 238, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 887 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 to provide a one per cent (1%) discount upon cetrain ad valorem 
tax pre-payments. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 291, a bill to be entitled an act abolishing the salary of the Constable of 
Henderson Township in Vance County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 295, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345, 
fixing discounts for prepayment of taxes in Stokes County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 311, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-5 to 
provide for staggered terms of office for the County Commissioners of Onslow 
County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 312, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 146 of the Public 
Local Laws of 1941 so as to provide that the members of the Utilities Com- 
mission of the City of Greenville may fix their salaries, subject to designated 
limits. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 326, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the territorial jurisdiction of 
the Police Department of the Town of Manteo in Dare County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 346, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153.10.1, 
relating to removal and disposal, of trash, garbage, etc., so as to make said 
section applicable to Rockingham County. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison, the substitute bill is 
adopted. 

H. B. 351, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 324 of the Session 
Laws of North Carolina, 1961, being the Charter of the Town of Elon College 
relating to the adoption of ordinances and resolutions. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 362, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of Lincolnton to 
increase the salary of the Mayor and Aldermen and to designate Lincolnton as 
the "City of Lincolnton". 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 365, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of County 
Commissioners of Nash County to compensate Mrs. Joe Powell for injuries re- 
ceived while in the service of Nash County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 368, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 362 of the Private 
Laws of 1905 relating to the election of the Mayor and Commissioners of the 
Town of Coats in Harnett County. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 154, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 21 of the Session Laws 
of 1961 relating to the rules and regulations for municipal elections of the City 
of Gastonia. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 169, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the corporate limits of the 
City of Jacksonville so as to include the area on which the City's waste stabi- 
lization lagoon is located. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Vogler, for the Committee on State Government: 

H. B. 294, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-117 so 
as to provide for numbered seats in the Forty-First District of the House of 
Representatives. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 125, a bill to be entitled an act to change the time of meeting of the 
General Assembly after the election of a governor to the second Wednesday in 
February. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 130, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for expansion of services of 
the North Carolina Capital Building Authority. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Barr, for the Committee on Wildlife Resources: 

H. B. 292, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 215 of the Public- 
Local Laws of 1931, relating to fox hunting in Hoke and other counties so as 
to exempt Hoke County from the provisions of said Act. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 325, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the hunting of game animals 
with dogs between March 1 and October 15 in Beaufort County. 



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With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives McMillan of Wake, Johnson of Wake, Taylor of Wake, 
and Twiggs: 

H. J. R. 388, a joint resolution recognizing and congratulating the League of 
Women Voters for fifty years of service to good government. 

On motion of Representative McMillan, the rules are suspended and the 
bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representatives McFadyen, Campbell of Robeson, McMillan of Robeson 
and Speros: 

H. J. R. 389, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Laurie Mc- 
Eachern, former member of the General Assembly. 

On motion of Representative McFadyen, the rules are suspended and the 
bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF 
LAURIE MCEACHERN, FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL 
ASSEMBLY. 

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of North Carolina has been deeply 
grieved by the death of the Honorable Laurie McEachern, of Hoke County, 
on December 26, 1968; and 

WHEREAS, during the life time of Laurie McEachern, he rendered out- 
standing service to his community, his county and State, as a religious and civic 
leader, distinguished citizen in various activities and as a member of the House 
of Representatives of the General Assembly from Hoke County for eight years; 
and 

WHEREAS, the General Assembly wishes to record its appreciation of his 
life and his contributions to the State of North Carolina; and 

WHEREAS, the General Assembly shares the sorrow of his death and 
desires to express its sympathy to his family; 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the 
Senate concurring: 



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Section 1. That in the death of Laurie McEachern the State of North Caro- 
lina and the County of Hoke have lost one of their most able, useful and loyal 
citizens. 

Sec. 2. That the General Assembly does hereby express its highest appreci- 
ation of Laurie McEachern as a citizen and public servant, and does hereby 
extend its sympathy to his family for the loss of its distinguished member. 

Sec. 3. That this Resolution shall become a part of the public record of the 
1969 Session of the General Assembly of North Carolina and a copy shall be 
duly certified by the Secretary of State and forthwith transmitted to the family 
of Laurie McEachern. 

Sec. 4. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption." 

By Representatives Kincaid and Bostian: 

H. B. 390, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-453.5 
and General Statutes 160-453.17 relating to annexation by municipalities in 
Burke and Caldwell Counties. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Gentry: 

H. B. 391, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes by adding Article 2A imposing a tax on certain bottled soft drinks. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Ramsey of Person and Raynor: 

H. B. 392, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 7-448 and 
General Statutes 7-449, relating to membership and terms of office on the 
Judicial Council, so as to include as members the Chief Judge of the Court of 
Appeals, or a member designated by him, and a District Court Judge designated 
by the Chief Justice. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

And, 

H. B. 393, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 1-287.1, 
relating to dismissal of appeals to the Supreme Court, so as to make the same 
procedure applicable to appeals to the Court of Appeals. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Harkins, Falls, Fenner, Jernigan and Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 394, a bill to be entitled an act revising Article 6A of Chapter 153 of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina concerning the salaries of county 
officers and employees. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 395, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the Clerk to the Board of 
County Commissioners. 



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Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Bryan, Barbee, Baugh, Beam, Beatty, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Clark, Covington, Culpepper, 
DeBruhl, Euliss, Fenner, Harkins, Harris, Horton, Jemison, Lilley, McDaniel, 
McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, Mills, Penny of Durham, Phillips, Ragsdale, 
Ramsey of Person, Reid, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Snead, Soles, 
Stevens, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake and Twiggs: 

H. B. 396, a bill to be entitled an act to strengthen the fiscal research re- 
sources of the General Assembly. 

Referred to Committee on Rules and Operation of the House. 

By Representatives Messer and Ramsey of Madison: 

H. B. 397, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds to the Haywood 
Technical Institute. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Hicks: 

H. B. 398, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the office of Legislative 
Comptroller responsible only to the General Assembly of North Carolina and 

to fix the powers and duties of such office. 

Referred to Committee on Rules and Operation of the House. 

By Representatives Carson, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Baugh, Hicks, Beatty, 

Vogler, and Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 399, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 18 of the General 
Statutes so as to create a presumption of knowledge of the age of a purchaser of 
malt beverages. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representatives Culpepper and Godwin of Gates: 

H. B. 400, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-48.3, 
relating to the compensation of employees engaged in the county's ambulance 
service in Pasquotank County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Rhyne: 

H. B. 401, a bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the incorporation of any city 
or town within one mile of any other city or town. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Johnson of Wake, Harkins, Falls, Fenner and Jernigan: 

H. B. 402, a bill to be entitled an act relating to meetings of the Board of 
County Commissioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



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By Representative Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 403, a bill to be entitled an act to implement Chapter 55B of the General 
Statutes relating to professional corporations, by amending certain other acts 
to conform. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Godwin of Gates, Auman, Barbee, Barr, Burrus, Church, 
Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Gentry, Godwin 
of Craven, Hofler, Jemison, Johnson of Duplin, Jones of Mecklenburg, Lilley, 
Love, McDaniel, McFadyen, Mills, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Raynor, Rober- 
son, Rountree, Short, Speed, Speros, Strickland, Tolbert, Twiggs and William- 
son: 

H. B. 404, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 118 of the General 
Statutes, relating to the North Carolina Firemen's Pension Fund, so as to ex- 
clude from gross income certain retirement benefits from the North Carolina 
Firemen's Pension Fund. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Godwin of Gates and Johnson of Duplin: 

H. B. 405, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 118-20 so as 
to make the State Personnel Act applicable to the Secretary of the North Caro- 
lina Firemen's Pension Fund. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Johnson of Wake, McMillan of Wake, Taylor of Wake, 
and Twiggs: 

H. B. 406, a bill to be entitled an act to continue Mrs. Sylvia G. Ruby as 
a member of the Wake County Board of Education for the unexpired term of 
Harry E. Stewart. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Billings: 

H. B. 407, a bill to be entitled an act to make General Statutes 68-38, relating 
to depreciation of domestic fowls, applicable in Wilkes County. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Jernigan, Falls, Fenner, Harkins and Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 408, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Boards of County Com- 
missioners to fix a date for their regular monthly meetings other than first 
Mondays. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



MESSAGE PROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 



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S. B. 181, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 130-13, so as 
to increase the membership of the Robeson County Board of Health. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. J. R. 261, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of Philip J. 
Weaver, Superintendent of Greensboro City Schools. 

On motion of Representative Phillips, the rules are suspended and the bill 
is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 288, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-57 so as to 
provide for the distribution of Alcoholic Beverage Control Stores funds in 
Northampton County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 324, a bill to be entitled an act to enlarge the membership of the County 
Board of Education of Tyrell County from three members to five members. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 376, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the Fairmont City School 
Administrative Unit in Robeson County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 271, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 50, Chapter 106, of 
the General Statutes so as to provide for ballots by mail in referendums among 
producers of agricultural products on the question of self-assessment programs. 

House concurs in Senate amendment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 50, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of County Com- 
missioners of the several counties of the State to fix their compensation. 

Representative Gentry offers an amendment. 

On motion of Representative Gentry, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Friday, March 21, 1969. 

H. B. 52, a bill to be entitled an act to allow the governing bodies of the 
several cities and towns of the State to fix their own compensation. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 66, a bill to be entitled an act to set forth the offense of assault with a 
deadly weapon upon a law enforcement officer or fireman and provide for punish- 
ment for violation thereof. 

Representative Martin offers an amendment which is adopted. 



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Representative Love offers an amendment which fails of adoption. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Leatherman objects to the third reading and the bill remains 
on the Calendar. 

H. B. 142, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-17.1(b), 
General Statutes 20-23.1, General Statutes 20-141. 3(f), General Statutes 
20-279.13fc), General Statutes 20-279.14, and General Statutes 20-279. 16(b), 
to remove therefrom provisions relative to furnishing proof of financial re- 
sponsibility. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 190, a bill to be entitled an act relating to funeral and burial trust 
funds. 

On motion of Representative Hicks, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Friday, March 21, 1969. 

H. B. 314, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 147-69.1 
relating to the investment of surplus funds of the State. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 348, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 20 of the General 
Statutes by placing therein a new definition of resident. 

On motion of Representative Paschall, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Twiggs objects to the third reading and the bill remains on 
the Calendar. 

H. B. 356, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the State Banking Laws. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 378, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint certain members of the Board 
of Education of the respective counties of North Carolina and to fix their terms 
of office. 

On motion of Representative Tart, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, March 25, 1969. 

S. B. 132, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-245.6 
relating to the North Carolina Egg Law. 

On motion of Representative Falls, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, March 25, 1969. 

S. J. R. 227, a joint resolution honoring Dr. John Caldwell. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, the Committee amendment 
is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered sent to the 
Senate for concurrence in House amendment. 



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On motion on Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock A. M. 



FIFTY-SEVENTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Friday, March 21, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Wills for today. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake, H. B. 403, entitled "a bill 
to be entitled an act to implement chapter 55B of the General Statutes relating 
to professional corporations, by amending certain other acts to conform." is 
withdrawn from the Committee on Judiciary No. 2 and re-referred to the Com- 
mittee on Corporations. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Gentry for the Committee on Election Laws: 

H. B. 173, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-106 
regarding the pledge of a candidate. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 282, a bill to be entitled an act to eliminate the requirement that not 
less than two members of the Board of Education of the Asheboro City Admini- 
strative Unit reside in territory outside the City of Asheboro. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 309, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-151 
relating to single shot voting so as to make Section 3, Sub-Section (b) thereof 
inapplicable to Hoke County. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 



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By Representatives Britt, Reid, Taylor of Wake, Falls and Jones of Ruther- 
ford: 

H. B. 409, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain amendments to Chapter 
135 of the General Statutes relating to the Teachers' and State Employees' 
Retirement System. 

Referred to Committee on State Personnel. 

By Representatives Culpepper and Godwin of Gates: 

H. B. 411, a bill to be entitled an act to Authorize Pasquotank County to 
enter into contracts for a retirement system. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Barr: 

H. B. 412, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 552, Session Laws 
of 1957, the same being the Charter of the Town of Jefferson, so as to extend 
the corporate limits of said Town. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Barr, Williamson, Lilley, Taylor of Transylvania, Falls, 
Johnson of Duplin, Everett, Messer, Hofler, Gentry and Kincaid: 

H. B. 413, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-446.2 to 
provide that the Wildlife Resources Commission shall continue to be entitled 
to a portion of the net proceeds of gasoline taxes. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 
By Representative Martin: 

H. B. 414, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 96, General Statutes 
of North Carolina, as amended, known as the Employment Security Law to 
provide: To make General Statutes 96-4(e) conform to General Statutes 138-5 
with respect to per diem pay for members of State Boards, etc.; to modify law 
with respect to appeals from the Superior Court to higher courts to conform 
with the Judicial Department Act of 1965 (Chapter 7A of the General Statutes); 
State Treasurer's Bond to cover unemployment insurance fund; to clarify 
certain provisions of said Chapter by defining the words "Week," "Average 
weekly insured wage," "Vacation week," and "Partially unemployed week,"; 
to modify contributions rate tables; to change eligibility requirements of claim- 
ants with respect to vocational school and training programs and to provide 
disqualifications for failure to accept training without good cause, and further, 
to provide disqualifications for separation from such training courses without 
good cause or misconduct, and to provide no charge to the account of the em- 
ployers of any benefits paid to any claimant while attending training pro- 
grams or vocational schools; to modify benefit tables; certain privileged com- 
munications with respect to information given by claimants, and to further 
clarify certain provisions of said Chapter. 

Referred to Committee on Employment Security. 



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By Representatives Payne, Horton, Moore, Church, Holshouser, Lilley, 
Coble, Phillips, Penton, Beam, Baugh, Short, Whitley, Kincaid, Bostian, 
Boshamer, Carson, McDaniel, Haynes, Tolbert, Boger, and Covington: 

H. J. R. 415, a joint resolution creating a legislative commission to study the 
retirement, hospitalization insurance, life insurance and other benefits of 
teachers and State employees. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Soles and Williamson: 

H. B. 416, a bill to be entitled an act appointing the members of the Board 
of Education of Whiteville City School Administrative Unit. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives McDaniel and Horton: 

H. B. 417, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 740 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 so as to make certain changes therein applicable to Forsyth 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 95, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 28-174 re- 
lating to damages recoverable for death by wrongful act. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

S. B. 215, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes so as to permit blind voters to select assistance without restriction. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

S. B. 231, a bill to be entitled an act extending the jurisdiction of the police 
officers of the City of Morganton in Burke County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 239, a bill to be entitled an act to provide procedures for election of 

Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the Town of Franklinville. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 169, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the corporate limits of the City 
of Jacksonville so as to include the area on which the City's waste stabilization 
lagoon is located. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 



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Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell 
of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, 
Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, 
Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, 
Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson 
of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, 
Lilley, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, Mc- 
Michael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, 
Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, 
Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, 
Reid, Rhyne, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speros, 
Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of 
Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, and Williamson — 
109. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 238, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 887 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 to provide a one per cent (1%) discount upon certain ad valorem 
tax prepayments. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 291, a bill to be entitled an act abolishing the salary of the Constable of 
Henderson Township in Vance County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 292, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 215 of the Public- 
Local Laws of 1931, relating to fox hunting in Hoke and other counties so as to 
exempt Hoke County from the provisions of said Act. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 295, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345, 
fixing discounts for prepayment of taxes in Stokes County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 311, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-5 to 
provide for staggered terms of office for the County Commissioners of Onslow 
County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 312, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 146 of the Public 
Local Laws of 1941 so as to provide that the members of the Utilities Com- 
mission of the City of Greenville may fix their salaries, subject to designated 
limits. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison, the Committee amendment 
is adopted. 



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Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 325, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the hunting of game animals 
with dogs between March 1 and October 15 in Beaufort County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 326, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the territorial jurisdiction of 
the Police Department of the Town of Manteo in Dare County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 346, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-10.1, 
relating to removal and disposal of trash, garbage, etc., so as to make said 
section applicable to Rockingham County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 351, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 324 of the Session 
Laws of North Carolina, 1961, being the Charter of the Town of Elon College 
relating to the adoption of ordinances and resolutions. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 362, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of Lincolnton to 
increase the salary of the Mayor and Aldermen and to designate Lincolnton as 
the "City of Lincolnton". 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 365, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Nash County to compensate Mrs. Joe Powell for injuries received 
while in the service of Nash County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 368, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 362 of the Private 
Laws of 1905 relating to the election of the Mayor and Commissioners of the 
Town of Coats in Harnett County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 381, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the removal of unauthor- 
ized motor vehicles from private parking lots in Wake and Robeson Counties. 

Representative Taylor of Wake offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Stanford objects to the third reading and the bill remains 
on the Calendar. 

S. B. 154, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 21 of the Session Laws 
of 1961 relating to the rules and regulations for municipal elections of the City 
of Gastonia. 

Passes its second and third readings, and is ordered enrolled. 



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H. B. 66, a bill to be entitled an act to set forth the offense of assult with a 
deadly weapon upon a law enforcement officer or fireman and provide for punish- 
ment for violation thereof. 

Representative Twiggs offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Reid offers an amendment which fails of adoption. 

Representative Leatherman moves consideration of the bill be placed on the 
Calendar for Tuesday, March 25. This motion fails of adoption. 

Passes its third reading, as amended, and is ordered engrossed and sent to 
the Senate. 

H. B. 348, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 20 of the General 
Statutes by placing therein a new definition of resident. 

Representative Twiggs offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its third reading, as amended, and is ordered engrossed and sent to the 
Senate. 

H. B. 50, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of County Com- 
missioners of the several counties of the State to fix their compensation. 

Representative Gentry offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 71, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-216 con- 
cerning passing of horses and other draft animals. 

On motion of Representative McKnight the Committee amendments are 
adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Campbell of Mecklenburg objects to the third reading and 
the bill remains on the Calendar. 

H. B. 87, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-116(g) 
relating to the manner in which vehicles may be loaded to adequately protect 
the traveling public against dropping, sifting, blowing, leaking or otherwise 
escaping loads. 

On motion of Representative Paschall, the bill is recommitted to the Com- 
mittee on Roads. 

H. B. 190, a bill to be entitled an act relating to funeral and burial trust 
funds. 

On motion of Representative Bumgardner consideration of the bill is post- 
poned until Tuesday, March 25, 1969. 

H. B. 208, a bill to be entitled an act to create Chapter 55B of the General 
Statutes relating to the formation of corporations by persons duly licensed to 
render professional services and defining the powers and responsibilities of such 
corporations and its members. 



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On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake, the bill is recommitted to 
the Committee on Corporations. 

H. B. 223, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 7A of the General 
Statutes so as to increase the uniform jail fees to three dollars. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 237, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize any county operating an 
ambulance service to appoint an ambulance commission and delegate powers 
thereto. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 257, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Workmen's Compensation 
Act, regarding benefits. 

On motion of Representative Messer, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Wednesday, March 26, 1969. 

H. B. 294, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-117 so 
as to provide for numbered seats in the Forty-first District of the House of 
Representatives. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Frye objects to the third reading and the bill remains on the 
Calendar. 

H. B. 352, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 93A of the General 
Statutes relating to real estate brokers and salesmen. 

On motion of Representative Twiggs, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, March 25, 1969. 

S. B. 125, a bill to be entitled an act to change the time of meeting of the 
General Assembly after the election of a governor to the second Wednesday in 
February. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Gentry objects to the third reading and the bill remains on 
the Calendar. 

S. B. 130, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for expansion of services of 
the North Carolina Capital Building Authority. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 

S. J. R. 246. A Joint Resolution honoring Atkins High School of Winston- 
Salem for winning the North Carolina 4-A Basketball Championship. 



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S. B. 103. An Act permitting citizens of this State to purchase rifles and shot- 
guns in contiguous states and defining antique firearms. 

H. B. 36. An Act to amend the Charter of the City of Mount Holly so as to 
create a city council consisting of five members. 

S. B. 117. An Act authorizing Person County to levy special purpose taxes 
for certain purposes. 

S. B. 143. An Act to amend General Statutes 84-33 relating to the annual 
and special meetings of the North Carolina State Bar. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock A. M. 



FIFTY-EIGHTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Saturday, March 22, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative Taylor of Wake, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker Pro 
Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Representative Coble. 

Representative Twiggs, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation 
of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, 
and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake, the House adjourns to meet 
Monday night at 8:00. 



FIFTY-NINTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Monday Night, March 24, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Elliott for tonight. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Carter for tonight and tomor- 
row. 

An indefinite leave of absence is granted Representatives Campbell of Robe- 
son, Troxell and Watkins due to illness. 



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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Fulton: 

H. J. R. 418, a joint resolution honoring Robert 0. Huffman. 

On motion of Representative Fulton the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representative Moore, Ragsdale, and Mohn: 

H. B. 419, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 456 of the 1965 
Session Laws relating to the salaries of certain officials of Pender County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Harkins, Stevens, DeBruhl and Beam: 

H. B. 420, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Buncombe County to appoint additional judges and prosecuting 
officers for the General County Court. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representatives Eagles, Johnson of Wake, Fenner, Barbee, McMillan 
of Robeson, Jernigan, Martin, Williamson, Gentry, Everett, Paschall, Chase 
and Strickland: 

H. B. 421, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating funds to the North Caro- 
lina State University Agricultural Experiment Station for support of research 
in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department for protection of 
tobacco products. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Gentry: 

H. B. 422, a bill to be entitled an act to increase from three hundred dollars 
($300.00) to five hundred dollars ($500.00) the amount of a child's yearly 
allowance for support alloted from a parent's estate. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Godwin of Craven, Barker and Boshamer: 

H. B. 423, a bill to be entitled an act to re-activate the Charter of the Town 
of Arapahoe, and to appoint the Mayor and Commissioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Warlick and Beard: 



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H. B. 424, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Hickory to provide for the appointment of a special registration commissioner 
for City elections. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative McMillan of Robeson: 

H. B. 425, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing body of the 
Town of Red Springs, North Carolina, to appoint a City Manager and to 
prescribe his powers and duties. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

MESSAGE PROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 169, a bill to be entitled an act relating to hunting from public roads 
in Duplin and Pender Counties. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Moore the House concurs in the Senate amend- 
ment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 213, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize a referendum in the Town 
of Garland on Alcoholic Beverage Control stores. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

S. B. 223, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-183. 2(a) 
concerning the safety equipment inspection of small trailers. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

S. B. 224, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Johnston County to levy 
Special Purpose Taxes for certain purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

S. B. 225, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-10.1 to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Johnston County to regulate 
garbage disposal. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 232, a bill to be entitled an act to establish a supplementary pension 
fund for firemen in the Town of Elkin. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 236, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a supplemental retirement 
fund for firemen in the City of Clinton and to modify the application of General 
Statutes 118-5, 118-6, and 118-7 to the City of Clinton. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



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S. B. 241, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Wilkes County Board of 
Education to convey certain real property. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 169, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the corporate limits of the City 
of Jacksonville so as to include the area on which the City's waste stabilization 
lagoon is located. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered enrolled. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell 
of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, 
Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, 
Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, 
Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, 
Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, 
Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, 
McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny 
of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey 
of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, 
Short, Snead, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, 
Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Twiggs Vogler, Warlick, 
Williamson, and Wills— 107. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 381, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the removal of unauthor- 
ized motor vehicles from private parking lots in Wake and Robeson Counties. 

Representative Stanford offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its third reading as amended and is ordered engrossed and sent to the 
Senate. 

H. B. 282, a bill to be entitled an act to eliminate the requirement that not 
less than two members of the Board of Education of the Asheboro City Admini- 
strative Unit reside in territory outside the City of Asheboro. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. .309, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-151 
relating to single shot voting so as to make Section 3, Sub-section (b) thereof 
inapplicable to Hoke County. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Frye objects to the third reading and the bill remains of the 
Calendar. 



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H. B. 71, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-216 con- 
cerning passing of horses and other draft animals. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered engrossed and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 294, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-117 so 
as to provide for numbered seats in the Forty-first District of the House of 
Representatives. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 125, a bill to be entitled an act to change the time of meeting of the 
General Assembly after the election of a governor to the second Wednesday in 
February. 

Representative Gentry offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its third reading as amended and is ordered sent to the Senate for 
concurrence in House amendment. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 

State: 

H. J. R. 388. A Joint Resolution recognizing and congratulating the League 
of Women Voters for fifty years of service to good government. 

H. J. R. 389. A Joint Resolution honoring the life and memory of Laurie 
McEachern, former member of the General Assembly. 

S. J. R. 261. A Joint Resolution honoring the life and memory of Philip J. 
Weaver, Superintendent of the Greensboro City Schools. 

S. B. 72. An Act amending the North Carolina Seed Law so as to provide an 
alternative method for collecting funds under said Act. 

H. B. 200. An Act amending the Charter of the Town of Littleton to remove 
limitation on value of estate and property. 

H. B. 274. An Act to authorize the governing body of the Town of Maxton, 
North Carolina, to appoint a city manager and to prescribe his powers and 
duties. 

H. B. 253. An Act to amend the Charter of the Town of Edenton, Chapter 
1013 of the Session Laws of North Carolina, 1961, to eliminate the requirement 
for a separate polling place in each of the several wards at municipal elections. 

H. B. 261. An Act amending Chapter 1073 of the Session Laws of 1959, 
relating to the issuance of pistol permits, so as to make the same applicable to 
Jones County. 

H. B. 270. An Act to fix the compensation of the Chairman and members 
of the Board of County Commissioners of Currituck County. 



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H. B. 271. An Act to amend Article 50, Chapter 106, of the General Statutes 
so as to provide for ballots by mail in referendums among producers of agricul- 
tural products on the question of self-assessment programs. 

On motion of Representative Eagles, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



SIXTIETH DAY 



House of Representatives 
Tuesday, March 25, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Collins, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of the 
House, reports the Journal of Monday night has been examined, found correct, 
and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Penton for tomorrow. 

On motion of Representative Jernigan, the rules are suspended in order that 
the Chowan College Traveling Choir, directed by Professor James Chamblee, 
may approach the well of the House where they will sing several songs. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompayning them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. B. Ill, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-20 to 
clarify the same relative to a chauffeur's license. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 195, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-141(b)(5) 
increasing the maximum speed to 70 miles per hour. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 199, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-13(e) 
and General Statutes 20-24(c) concerning the definition of conviction. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 233, a bill to be entitled an act to require special reflective devices to 
be displayed on the rear of slow-moving vehicles such as farm tractors and 
implements of husbandry operated on highways between sunset and sunrise. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 



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H. B. 330, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-183.8 to 
allow thirty day grace period for expired auto inspection certificates and to 
authorize one-way trip permits to allow uninspected vehicles to travel to nearby 
inspection stations. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 380, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-63(h) to 
increase commission for issuing motor vehicle registration plates under com- 
mission contract arrangements. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 407, a bill to be entitled an act to make General Statutes 68-38, relating 
to depredation of domestic fowls, applicable in Wilkes County. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Barr, for the Committee on Wildlife Resources: 

H. B. 299, a bill to be entitled an act relating to hunting from public roads in 
Duplin County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Short, Phillips, Roberson, Strickland, Taylor of Tran- 
sylvania, Frye, Ridenour, Baugh and Holshouser: 

H. J. R. 426, a joint resolution creating the Commission on Presidential 
Nomination Procedure. 

Referred to Committee on Rules and Operation of the House. 

By Representatives Roberson and Burrus: 

H. B. 427, a bill to be entitled an act to redefine and extend the corporate 
limits of the Town of Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Barr: 

H. B. 428, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for a new registration of 
voters in Ashe County in lieu of and prior to setting up a loose-leaf system 
otherwise. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representatives Jemison, Taylor of Transylvania, McDaniel, McKnight, 
Payne, Tolbert, Boger, Wills, Phillips and Whitley: 



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H. B. 429, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article V, Section 5, of the 
Constitution of North Carolina to grant an exemption of two thousand dollars 
($2,000.00) from ad valorem taxation upon the residence of persons of the age 
of sixty-five years and older. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representative Covington: 

H. B. 430, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt North Carolina from the 
Federal Act making daylight savings time mandatory. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Snyder and Hege: 

H. B. 431, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing a refund of sales taxes paid 
by the First Baptist Church of Lexington. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Haynes: 

H. B. 432, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the election of the Board 
of Education of Yadkin County. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Godwin of Craven: 

H. B. 433, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-141(b) 
to exempt from taxation retirement benefits received by certain retired Federal 
employees. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Messer, Chase, Ramsey of Madison, DeBruhl, Beam 
and Auman: 

H. B. 434, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes to provide for motor fuel tax refunds to non-profit rescue squads. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Ramsey of Person: 

H. B. 435, a bill to be entitled an act to make an appropriation to the State 
Board of Education for the purpose of establishing and financing a technical 
institute extension unit in Person County. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Carson, and Johnson of Cabarrus: 

H. B. 436, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes so as to set forth the duties of Presidential Electors and to provide 
methods for their resignation. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 
By Representative Barbee: 



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H. B. 437, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 35-42 to 
provide that the Secretary of the Eugenics Board shall be an employee of the 
State Department of Public Welfare and shall be designated by the Com- 
missioner of Public Welfare. 

Referred to Committee on Public Welfare. 

By Representatives Garner and Blake: 

H. B. 438, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 115-126 so as 
to authorize the Asheboro City Board of Education in Randolph County to 
lease school facilities to the City of Asheboro for a term of twenty-five years. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 

disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 243, a bill to be entitled an act pertaining to the salaries of the Sheriff 
and Register of Deeds of Cherokee County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 245, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 134 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 relating to ~ ;ancies occurring on the Board of Trustees of the 
Sanford Graded School District. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

S. B. 250, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 684 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 relating to the Charter of the City of Kings Mountain. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

H. B. 155, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the General Statutes with 
regard to Physicians qualified to treat Workmen's Compensation claimants in 
North Carolina. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Soles, the House concurs in the Senate amend- 
ment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 256, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Roanoke Rapids for the purpose of providing for the election of the mayor by 
the eligible voters of the City, and increasing the time for the registration of 
voters in said City elections. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. J. R. 290, a joint resolution congratulating and commending the coach 
and players of the Whiteville High School's basketball team for their per- 
formance and sportsmanship in winning the State 2A Conference Basketball 
Championship. 



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On motion of Representative Soles, the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 162, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Thomasville City Board 
of Education to acquire certain land for a school site and to authorize purchase 
and payment of same on an installment basis. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 309, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 163-151 
relating to single shot voting so as to make Section 3, Sub-Section (b) thereof 
inapplicable to Hoke County. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 190, a bill to be entitled an act relating to funeral and burial trust funds. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Penny of Durham objects to the third reading and the bill 
remains on the Calendar. 

H. B. 352, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 93A of the General 
Statutes relating to real estate brokers and salesmen. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Auman objects to the third reading and the bill remains on 
the Calendar. 

H. B. 378, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint certain members of the Board 
of Education of the respective counties of North Carolina and to fix their terms 
of office. 

On motion of Representative Tart, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Thursday, March 27, 1969. 

S. B. 132, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-245.16 
relating to the North Carolina Egg Law. 

Representative Stanford offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered sent to the 
Senate for concurrence in House amendment. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 

State: 



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S. J. R. 227. A Joint Resolution honoring Dr. John Caldwell. 

S. B. 130. An Act to provide for expansion of services of the North Carolina 
Capital Building Authority. 

S. B. 154. An Act to amend Chapter 21 of the Session Laws of 1961 relating 
to the rules and regulations for municipal elections of the City of Gastonia. 

H. B. 13. An Act to amend General Statutes 116-46.3 relating to participation 
in sixth-year program of Graduate Instruction for Superintendents, Assistant 
Superintendents, and principals of public schools. 

H. B. 63. An Act to amend Chapter 199, Session Laws of 1965, to allocate 
the profits earned by the City of Rockingham Board of Alcoholic Control and 
to provide for the appointment of members to the Board. 

H. B. 132. An Act to extend the corporate existence of Confederate Woman's 
Home. 

H. B. 135. An Act to repeal General Statutes 15-162.1, relating to a plea of 
guilty in first degree murder, first degree burglary, arson, and rape. 

H. B. 147. An Act to amend General Statutes 18-45(8) to authorize alcoholic 
Board Control Boards to sell at public auction real and personal property. 

H. B. 176. An Act to repeal Chapter 1113 of the 1967 Session Laws providing 
for the non-partisan election of the Henderson County Board of Education and 
the extension of the terms of office of the members of the Henderson County 
Board of Education so as to provide for the non-partisan election of the entire 
membership of the Henderson County Board of Education at the 1970 regular 
general County election. 

H. B. 244. An Act to establish a supplementary pension fund for firemen in 
the Town of North Wilkesboro. 

H. B. 254. An Act to close temporarily the bear season in a portion of Gates 
County. 

H. B. 264. An Act to authorize a referendum in the Town of Aberdeen on 
Alcoholic Beverage Control Stores and the sale of beer and wine. 

H. B. 266. An Act to authorize the Vance County Board of Education to 
convey certain surplus school property to the County of Vance. 

H. B. 287. An Act to eliminate the requirement that not more than two 
members of the Orange County Board of Education may reside in any one 
Township of the County. 

H. B. 314. An Act to amend General Statutes 147-69.1 relating to the in- 
vestment of surplus funds of the State. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



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SIXTY-FIRST DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, March 26, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Oscar D. Woolridge, Coordinator of 
Religious Affairs, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Coble, the rules are suspended in order that he 
may introduce a special guest. Representative Coble approaches the well of 
the House and introduces Hans Emmert of Reginsdurg, West Germany, who 
is an exchange student from Germany staying with Mr. Reid Phillips of Greens- 
boro, North Carolina. Mr. Emmert tells of his experiences since being in our 
country and that his concern now, when he returns to Germany, is to let his 
fellow countrymen see America through this experience. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake, H. B. 406, entitled "a bill to 
be entitled an act to continue Mrs. Sylvia G. Ruby as a member of the Wake 
County Board of Education for the unexpired term of Harry E. Stewart." is 
withdrawn from the Committee on Education and placed on the Calendar for 
today. 

On motion of Representative Tart, H. B. 378 "a bill to be entitled an act to 
appoint certain members of the Board of Education of the respective counties 
of North Carolina and to fix their term of office." is taken from the Calendar 
of Thursday, March 27th and place on the Calendar for Friday, March 28th. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative McMillan of Robeson, for the Committee on Alcoholic 
Beverage Control: 

H. B. 185, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-51 so as 
to prohibit the transportation of alcoholic beverages in vehicles for hire unless 
such beverages belong to a passenger therein. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 373, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the jurisdiction of the Lincoln- 
ton ABC officer or officers to Lincoln County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 399, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 18 of the General 
Statutes so as to create a presumption of knowledge of the age of a purchaser of 
malt beverages. 

With a favorable report. 



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S. B. 170, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize a referendum in the Towns 
of Biscoe and Mount Gilead on Alcoholic Beverage Control stores. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 213, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize a referendum in the Town 
of Garland on Alcoholic Beverage Control stores. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Short, for the Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts: 

H. B. 221, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 7A-196 re- 
lating to trials in District Court so as to provide for the transfer of criminal 
cases without hearing in District Court when the defendant demands a jury 
trial. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

S. B. 5, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain technical and clarifying 
amendments to General Statutes Chapter 9, "Jurors". 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Tart, for the Committee on Education: 

H. B. 140, a bill to be entitled an act to allow professional personnel under 
contract with the North Carolina Public Schools authority to claim reimburse- 
ment for completed credit hours required by the North Carolina State Board 
of Education and the State Department of Public Instruction to renew their 
professional certificates. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Tart, the substitute bill is adopted. 

On motion of Representative Tart, the bill is recommitted to Committee on 
Finance. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

H. B. 268, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the broadcasting of 
certain public notices. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Hofler, the substitute bill is adopted. 



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SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 



Senate Chamber 
Wednesday, March 26, 1969 



Mr. Speaker: 



It is ordered that a message be sent your Honorable Body with the information 
that the Senate has failed to concur in the House amendment to Senate Bill 
No. 125, "a bill to be entitled an act to change the time of meeting of the General 
Assembly after the election of a governor to the second Wednesday in Febru- 
ary", and requests a conference thereon, and for your information the President 
has appointed as conferees on the part of the Senate to act with a like committee 
on the part of the House, Senators Bailey, Boger and Ellis. 

Respectfully, 
s/ Roy Rowe 
Principal Clerk 

Pursuant to the above message, Mr. Speaker Vaughn appoints Represent- 
atives Gentry, Barbee, Ragsdale and Strickland to serve as conferees on the 
part of the House and the Senate is so notified. 

message from the senate 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 173, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Workmen's Compensation 
Act, regarding benefits. 

Passes first reading and on motion of Representative Messer the bill is placed 
on the calendar. 

H. B. 26.3, a bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the taking of wildlife at 
night with the aid of an artificial light from or through the use of any con- 
veyance. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Barr, the House concurs in the Senate amend- 
ment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 191, a bill to be entitled an act enabling municipalities to finance re- 
development programs on an annual basis. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 237, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for a period of probation when 
a new driver's license is issued under the provisions of General Statutes 20-19(e). 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

S. B. 222, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify General Statutes 20-28.1 
relating to revocation of driving privileges of persons who drive while licenses 
are revoked or suspended. 



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Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

S. J. R. 295, a joint resolution inviting His Excellency, the Governor, to 
address a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives at 12:30 
P. M., March 27, 1969. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, the rules are suspended and 
the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn appoints as a committee on the part of the House to 
serve as escort to the Governor Representatives Lilley, Boshamer and DeBruhl 
and the Senate is so notified. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Taylor of Wake, Twiggs, McMillan of Wake, Johnson of 
Wake, Strickland, Raynor, and Carter: 

H. B. 439, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate sufficient funds to provide 
a 10 c /c salary increase for State employees for the fiscal year 1969-70, and an 
additional 10% salary increase for the fiscal year 1970-71. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Euliss: 

H. B. 440, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds to the State Board 
of Health for the development and expansion of programs for the mentally 
retarded. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

And, 

H. B. 441, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds to the State Board 
of Education for scholarships for training teachers of mentally retarded children. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

And, 

H. B. 442, a bill to be entitled an act to make appropriations to the Depart- 
ment of Mental Health for grants-in-aid to provide day care and residential care 
for certain mentally retarded children. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative McFadyen: 



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H. B. 443, a bill to be entitled an act to change the style of the Town of Rae- 
ford to the City of Raeford and to change the name of the Board of Commiss- 
ioners to the City Council. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Bryan, Rose, Carter and Raynor: 

H. B. 444, a bill to be entitled an act to include Cumberland in the provisions 
for removal and disposal of trash and in the provisions regarding special assess- 
ments for water and sewer facilities. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Jones of Rutherford, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, 
Bostian, Bumgardner, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Carson, Carter, Clark, 
DeBruhl, Falls, Fulton, Harkins, Hicks, Horton, Johnson of Cabarrus, Jones of 
Mecklenburg, Kincaid, Mauney, Mayfield, McKnight, Mitchell, Payne, Penny 
of Durham, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Rhyne, Ridenour, Rose, Royall, 
Short, Snead, Speros, Stevens, Stewart, Vogler, Warlick, Williamson and Wills: 

H. B. 445, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating certain monies to Alex- 
ander Schools, Inc. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Reid and Rountree: 

H. B. 446, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Pitt County to prescribe 
regulations relating to the listing of property for taxation in Pitt County, and 
to authorize the division, or combining of townships for tax listing purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 447, a bill to be entitled an act relating to mileage allowance for Pitt 
County Employees. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Snead and Penton: 

H. B. 448, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the compensation of the sheriff, 
auditor, and register of deeds of New Hanover County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives McKnight and Billings: 

H. B. 449, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 308, Session Laws of 
1959, extending the time for issuance of bonds by counties and municipalities 
for providing storage of water at projects constructed pursuant to the Act of 
Congress cited as "Water Supply Act of 1958". 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



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By Representative Everett: 

H. B. 450, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the town limits to the Town 
of Robersonville in Martin County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Kincaid and Holshouser: 

H. J. R. 451, a joint resolution suggesting the teaching of American Govern- 
ment and the United States in today's world in the public and private schools 
in the State of North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Jernigan and Messer: 

H. B. 452, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article I of Chapter 113 of 
the General Statutes relating to the Board of Conservation and Development 
and the Director thereof. 

Referred to Committee on Conservation and Development. 

By Representatives Messer and Ramsey of Madison: 

H. B. 453, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the discharge of firearms on 
or across any highway in Haywood County. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Culpepper: 

H. B. 454, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Elizabeth City in Pasquo- 
tank County to zone around the perimeter of the Coast Guard Air Base at 
Elizabeth City to afford safe flying operations. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Green by request: 

H. B. 455, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal the Charter of the Town of 
West Bladenboro. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 299, a bill to be entitled an act relating to hunting from public roads 
in Duplin County. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin the Committee amendment 
is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 



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H. B. 407, a bill to be entitled an act to make General Statutes 68-38, relating 
to depredation of domestic fowls, applicable in Wilkes County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 190, a bill to be entitled an act relating to funeral and burial trust funds. 

Representative Bumgardner offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its third reading, as amended, and is ordered engrossed and sent to 
the Senate. 

H. B. 352, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 93A of the General 
Statutes relating to real estate brokers and salesmen. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. Ill, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-20 to 
clarify the same relative to a chauffeur's license. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 233, a bill to be entitled an act to require special reflective devices to be 
displayed on the rear of slow-moving vehicles such as farm tractors and im- 
plements of husbandry operated on highways between sunset and sunrise. 

Ob motion of Representative Auman consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Thursday, April 3, 1969. 

H. B. 257, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Workmen's Compensation 
Act, regarding benefits. 

On motion of Representative Messer the bill is temporarily displaced in order 
to consider identical S. B. 173. 

S. B. 173, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Workmen's Compensation 
Act, regarding benefits. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Baugh objects to the third reading and the bill remains on the 
Calendar. 

H. B. 330, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-183.8 to 
allow thirty day grace period for expired auto inspection certificates and to 
authorize one way trip permits to allow uninspected vehicles to travel to nearby 
inspection stations. 

On motion of Representative Fenner the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 380, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-63(h) to 
increase commission for issuing motor vehicle registration plates under com- 
mission contract arrangements. 

On motion of Representative Paschall, the bill is recommitted to the Com- 
mittee on Appropriations. 



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H. B. 406, a bill to be entitled an act to continue Mrs. Sylvia G. Ruby as a 
member of the Wake County Board of Education for the unexpired term of 
Harry E. Stewart. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 

H. J. R. 418. A Joint Resolution honoring Robert 0. Huffman. 

S. B. 169. An Act to extend the corporate limits of the City of Jacksonville 
so as to include the area on which the City's waste stabilization lagoon is located. 

H. B. 152. An Act to amend General Statutes 24-8, which permits an 8% 
interest rate, so as to include foreign or domestic real estate investment trusts. 

On motion of Representative Collins, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



SIXTY-SECOND DAY 

House of Representatives 
Thursday, March 27, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Collins, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of the 
House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, and 
without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Auman for tomorrow. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the Honorable 
Gordon Greenwood, a former member of the House from Buncombe County. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the family of the 
late George R. Uzzell, a former member of the House from Rowan County. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Bryan, Johnson of Wake, 
Stewart, and Taylor of Transylvania for today. 



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SPECIAL MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE 



Senate Chamber 
March 27, 1969 



Mr. Speaker: 



It is ordered that a message be sent your Honorable Body with the information 
that pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution No. 295, "A Joint Resolution in- 
viting His Excellency, the Governor, to address a Joint Session of the Senate 
and House of Representatives at 12:30 P. M., March 27, 1969", the President 
has appointed the following committee on the part of the Senate to act with a 
like committee on the part of the House to escort His Excellency, the Governor, 
to the Hall of the House to address the Joint Session: Senators Ellis and 
MacLean. 

Respectfully, 
s/ Roy Rowe 
Principal Clerk 



Senate Chamber 
March 27, 1969 



Mr. Speaker: 



It is ordered that a message be sent your Honorable Body with the information 
that pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 295, "A Joint Resolution inviting 
His Excellency, the Governor, to address a Joint Session of the Senate and 
House of Representatives at 12:30 P. M., March 27, 1969", the Senate stands 
ready to repair to the Hall of the House, there to sit in Joint Session with your 
Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 
S/ Roy Rowe 
Principal Clerk 

JOINT SESSION 

Pursuant to S. J. R. 295, entitled "a joint resolution inviting His Excellency, 
the Governor, to address a Joint Session of the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives at 12:30 P. M., March 27, 1969", the Sergenat-at-Arms announces 
the approach of the Senate and that Body with its officers comes into the Hall 
of the House and is assigned seats. President Taylor is seated at the right of 
Mr. Speaker Vaughn. 

The Joint Assembly is called to order by President Taylor. 

The Joint Committee of the House and Senate comes into the Hall of the 
House acting as escort to Governor Scott. 

Senator Ellis presents His Excellency, Governor Robert Walter Scott to 
President Taylor, Mr. Speaker Vaughn, and the General Assembly. 

Governor Scott makes the following address: 

"Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, members of the General Assembly of North 
Carolina. 



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I appreciate the privilege you have given me to come before you again during 
this Session. I am aware of the demands made upon your time, especially now 
that you are deeply involved in discussing the issues that are before you. 

But I ask for some of your time today in order that I might present for your 
consideration a new program for North Carolina. 

In my legislative message to you on January 22, I stated that I would ask 
your support in developing programs that will build a partnership between our 
State government and our local communities. 

There has been much concern expressed in recent months over the need to 
strengthen local governments. These expressions have come from local govern- 
ment officials, community leaders and the general public. Part of this concern 
stems from the growing awareness that unless action is taken, local govern- 
ments — those closest to the people — will become largely ineffective. Indeed, 
many are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the pressing problems of 
a modern society. 

Since our counties, cities and towns are created by the State, I feel the State 
has an obligation to provide them with technical know-how, planning assistance, 
and other services to enable them to cope with twentieth century problems and 
to plan for the twenty-first century. 

To aid in this essential effort, I ask this General Assembly to establish a new 
department of State government to be known as the Department of Local 
Affairs. 

This department will be used primarily for the purpose of aiding and assisting 
local governments to meet local needs, both immediate and long range. It will 
be a service agency, staffed with competent individuals who have the expertise 
in such areas as community planning, economic development, recreational 
planning, housing, land use and development and other vital areas. 

I intend for this new department to work in close cooperation with all local 
governments. Equal attention will be given to counties and municipalities. 
It will make no difference whether the local government is large or small in 
terms of population, economic wealth or geography. The services of this depart- 
ment will be available to all. 

To assure this close cooperation I ask that an Advisory Council on Local 
Affairs be established to work with the Director and the Department. At 
least six members of this eighteen member council will, at the time of their 
appointment or within the preceding two years, have served as a mayor, a 
member of a municipal governing board or as a county commissioner. 

There will be advisory committees on recreation, law and justice, and other 
areas of work by this department. In short, the department will be so organ- 
ized as to assure local governments a strong voice in its policies and programs. 

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, I consider the establishing of this department 
to be a key element in the determined efforts of this administration to form a 
true partnership with local governments. In addition to our 100 county govern- 
ments, there are over 425 incorporated municipalities. There are also many 
unincorporated communities ranging all the way from a few families around a 
rural crossroads to the community of Kannapolis. Many have formed them- 
selves into sanitary districts or water districts. 



1969] HOUSE JOURNAL 295 

Most of these counties, municipalities and unincorporated population centers 
do not have the manpower, the finances or the technical knowledge to ade- 
quately deal with the modern-day problems suddenly thrust upon them. Many 
are not able to take advantage of — indeed some do not have knowledge of — 
federal and State assistance programs available to them. Yet their problems 
increase and their needs mount. 

Much has been said about the needs of our local governments and what can 
be done to assist them. My administration is committed to providing this type 
of assistance. I am convinced our people want it. I ask you to join with me in 
making it possible by establishing the Department of Local Affairs, a major new 
department of our State government. 

Another essential step in our effort to strengthen local governments in this 
State is the matter of constitutional reform. 

I am pleased that the Local Government Study Commission has placed such 
reform at the top of its list of many worthy recommendations. I concur in that 
priority, for the bedrock of democratic government is its constitution. 

The language of 1868 has served well. Its basic conservative philosophy 
should be retained. State supervision of local fiscal affairs is sound and should 
be continued. 

But we must not forever cling blindly to the past when facing the problems, 
challenges and opportunities of the future. The language of 1868, written in 
the context of the past century, must be updated and modernized. 

Those constitutional provisions which limit the power of the General Assem- 
bly to legislate for the 1970's and beyond must be revised. Barriers to effective 
change in form and structure of local government must be removed. 

My program for local government is in reality a program of better services 
for all the people of our State. Its aim is to provide a sound and wholesome 
balance of urban and rural life. 

With these principles in mind, I urge your careful and studied consideration 
of constitutional reform for local government. 

OTHER INTERNAL REORGANIZATION 

In order for our State government to operate more efficiently in the coming 
years and fulfill its obligation to be more responsive to the needs of our people, 
I am recommending that there be a reorganization of certain policy making 
boards and agencies of our State administration. 

Already you have before you a bill that would re-organize the Board of Con- 
servation and Development along the lines recommended by the Study Com- 
mission established by the 1967 General Assembly. I urge the enactment of 
this bill for I believe it will give a better balance to the mission of the Depart- 
ment in broad areas of development, conservation and tourism. 

Soon to be introduced for your consideration will be a bill to provide for 
additional highway commissioners. The enactment of that legislation will 
enable the highway commission to be in closer touch with the people. It will 
enable the commission to give closer and more immediate attention to the road 
needs of our counties. I ask you to adopt this proposal. 



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Article 36 of Chapter 143 of our General Statutes, enacted by the 1957 General 
Assembly, provided for a Department of Administration. This department 
has served well and it is essential to the effective operation of our State govern- 
ment. 

This department really serves as an extension of the Governor's office. With- 
in it are located six divisions: Budget, Property Control, Purchase and Con- 
tract, General Services, State Planning Task Force and Data Processing. Two 
of these, Budget and Purchase and Contract, are required by Statute to be in 
this department. Others are authorized but not required. With the exception 
of the Budget and Purchase and Contract Divisions, the Director, with the 
approval of the Governor, may add divisions, abolish divisions and otherwise 
reorganize the department 'necessary or convenient for the efficient performance 
of the duties and functions of the department.' 

.1 am convinced that the department needs to be re-organized for more effici- 
ency. Present authority exists to do this, but some additional funds will be 
needed to make such re-organization effective. 

As you know, in recent years there has been a tremendous increase in the 
number of new federal programs. Many of these directly concern North Caro- 
lina. I feel that our State is not fully utilizing some of the programs that can 
be helpful to us and that we are not aggressive enough in getting some of our 
federal tax dollars back into North Carolina. Further, these federal programs 
have grown both in number and in scope to the extent it deserves our full-time 
attention. 

Therefore, I am asking that $36,500 be provided to establish within the De- 
partment of Administration an Office of State-Federal Relations. This office 
will be responsible for state-federal liaison on behalf of the Executive Branch 
of State government. This office will serve as a key point of contact with federal 
offices, agencies, and programs, and conduct the staff work for the Governor 
and the Department of Administration. 

The Division of Property Control and Construction needs to be reorganized 
to more effectively handle the increased work load resulting from increased 
numbers of State buildings and property, both existing and planned, under its 
supervision. It is proposed that this division be renamed the Property Manage- 
ment and Construction Division and that it be split up into three sections: 
Architecture and Engineering, Real Property Management and Control, and 
Legal. Salaries and support needed will be in the amount of $108,00. 

The State Planning Task Force was created during the Sanford aministration 
and strengthened during the Moore administration. The time has now arrived 
where this division should be further strengthened by additional inputs of per- 
sonnel and expertise to adequately serve the State's comprehensive long-range 
planning and development needs. This change is needed to cope with the com- 
plex long-range planning problems of the new century already rushing upon us. 

The State Planning Task Force, therefore, will be re-organized into a Division 
of State Planning and Development. It will have the responsibility to coordi- 
nate existing State programs, and organization of agency plans for future pro- 
grams and needs of the State. 



1969] HOUSE JOURNAL 297 

The basic functions at this level are coordination and integration of line agency 
planning, and providing the Executive and Legislative branches of government 
information on state-wide goals, policies and means of implementation. 

The State Planning Task Force would be incorporated into this new division 
and additional funds for support would amount to $112,000. 

It is an objective of this administration to provide for our citizens as efficient 
government as possible. To do this requires a constant review of organization 
methods and procedures of all State agencies and to formulate plans for needed 
improvements in organization. 

Authority to accomplish this goal is already provided in General Statutes 
143-341(5), but this program has never been implemented. It is needed. There- 
fore, it is proposed that there be established a new division within the Depart- 
ment of Administration to be known as the Administrative Management 
Analysis Division. This division will provide staff assistance to the Governor 
and the Advisory Budget Commission, two-thirds of whose membership are 
members of the General Assembly. It will make studies and in-depth analysis 
of budgets and organization, and will establish cost-benefit ratios where ap- 
plicable to State programs. Such findings will be presented to the Advisory 
Budget Commission and to the Governor and would be available to the General 
Assembly. 

Funds to support this new division will amount to $108,000. 

Other divisions of the Department of Administration, Budget, Purchase and 
Contract, General Services, and Data Processing, would function as they are 
now constituted. 

The work of the Department has expanded considerably from its original two 
divisions. Responsibilities of the Department have increased in number and 
complexity. The workload on the Director has increased greatly in the last 
twelve years. Therefore, I am recommending that a position of Deputy Director 
be established to assist the Director in the implementation of these expanded 
programs and responsibility. The Deputy Director would act in the absence 
of the Director. Salary and supporting expenditures for this position, together 
with secretarial assistance would amount to $36,000 for the biennium. 

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, this message today, together with my two pre- 
vious appearances before you, embodies the essential elements of- my program 
for progress for the people of our State. 

There are three alternatives before us: 

One is to do nothing about increasing revenues. In this time of mounting 
costs, enlarging needs of a growing State, and greater federal challenges in 
terms of matching money, to accept this alternative would cause us to go 
backward. 

The second alternative is to provide those revenues which would enable us 
to merely remain where we are with no forward motion. This is not in keeping 
with our philosophy or tradition as a State. 

The third opportunity is the course of courage. To me it is the only accept- 
able alternative. 



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I have been in office less than three months. But I am made more aware 
each passing day that with the proper direction and leadership, North Carolina 
can become outstanding in its capacity to make maximum use of its potential. 

During the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to chat with you at 
the breakfast table, in my office or at dinner at the Executive Mansion. You 
have strengthened the conviction I already hold that yout want to serve your 
constituents conscientiously and that you are dedicated to your responsibilities 
as elected members of a truly great deliberative body — the General Assembly 
of North Carolina. 

As you go about your tasks during the remaining weeks of this session, I 
ask you to keep in mind one thought: 

The programs I have presented to you are no monument to me as an individ- 
ual. There are no frills in what I am proposing — no luxuries. 

What I have recommended, either in programs or revenue sources, is not 
frivoluous. It is not a question of what one man wants. It is a larger question 
of what North Carolina needs. 

No citizen of North Carolina will suffer unduly by supporting my program. 
But thousands will benefit because you were willing to enact it. 

The people of North Carolina elected me Governor to provide the needed 
leadership during these four years. The program I present to you will enable 
me to better fulfill that obligation. 

It is my responsibility as Governor to present a program and the ways in 
which it might be financed. This I have done. 

You have the responsibility to evaluate both my proposals and the means 
of financing. I am confident you will do so with the best interests of all of 
North Carolina at heart. 

Leadership — that is what I impress upon you today. That is what the people 
want. 

Let each of us in our respective positions of leadership be honest enough 
and courageous enough to admit one thing: 

To be influenced in our decisions by the cries of the faint hearted or the vocal 
disgruntlement of leaders of special interest groups who resist the necessary 
means of financing essential programs — this is indefensible leadership and it 
betrays those we represent. 

I implore every member of this General Assembly to rise to the challenge we 
clearly face. Listen to the voice of reason and logic — not to emotion nor special 
interests. 

And let us ask Divine guidance that out conscience can distinguish between 

the two. 

Who will provide the leadership? As your Governor, I will. 

Who can get the job done? Only you, the members of this General Assembly. 

Let us all have the courage to "Go Forward' again." 



1969] HOUSE JOURNAL 299 

Mr. President Taylor asks Mr. Speaker Vaughn to preside in order that the 
following appointments to the North Carolina Board of Higher Education, 
the Board of Education and various Boards of Trustees may be confirmed by 
the Joint Session: 



"March 3, 1969 

The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the North Carolina 
Board of Higher Education, which must be confirmed by the General Assembly 
in Joint Session, in accordance with General Statutes 116-156: 

Term Term 

Beginning Expiring 

Mrs. Harry P. Horton 8-28-67 6-30-73 

Pittsboro, North Carolina 

Lindsay C. Warren, Jr. 8-28-67 6-30-73 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 

Dr. Isaac H. Miller, Jr. 10-7-68 6-30-73 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Rober W. Scott" 



"March 3, 1969 

The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Education, 
which must be confirmed by the General Assembly in Joint Session, in ac- 
cordance with General Statutes 115-2: 



300 



Dr. Charles E. Jordan, Sr. 
Durham, North Carolina 

George Douglas Aitken 
Charlotte, North Carolina 



HOUSE JOURNAL 



Term 
Beginning 

7-31-67 



7-31-67 



[Session 

Term 
Expires 

4-1-75 



4-1-75 



Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 

"March 3, 1969 

The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Trustees of 
the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, which must 
be confirmed by the General Assembly in Joint Session, in accordance with 
General Statutes 116-46 (1) d: 

Term Term 

Beginning Expiring 



Dr. Frontis W. Johnston 
Davidson, North Carolina 

Charles Wiley Phillips 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

John S. Stewart 
Durham, North Carolina 



8-14-67 6-30-75 



8-14-67 6-30-75 



8-14-67 6-30-75 



Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 



The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 



"March 3, 1969 



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301 



Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Trustees 
of Appalachian State University, which must be confirmed by the General 
Assembly in Joint Session, in accordance with General Statutes 116-46 (1) d: 

Term Term 

Beginning Expiring 

Dr. Hugh P. Daniel, Jr. 8-3-67 6-30-75 

P. O. Box 568 

Waynesville, North Carolina 

Lester P. Martin, Jr. 
822 North Main Street 
Mocksville, North Carolina 

Dwight W. Quinn 
Cannon Mills Company 
Kannapolis, North Carolina 



-3-67 6-30-75 



-3-67 6-30-75 



Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 

"March 3, 1969 

The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Trustees of 
Asheville-Biltmore College, which must be confirmed by the General Assembly 
in Joint Session, in accordance with General Statutes 116-46 (1) d: 



J. Gerald Cowan 
Asheville, North Carolina 

William M. Lehmkuhl 
Asheville, North Carolina 

Claude Ramsey, Jr. 
Asheville, North Carolina 

Philip C. Brownell 
Asheville, North Carolina 



Term Term 

Beginning Expiring 

7-25-67 6-30-75 

7-26-67 6-30-75 

7-25-67 6-30-75 

11-6-68 6-30-75 



Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 



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"March 3, 1969 

The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 
Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Trustees of 
North Carolina College at Durham, which must be confirmed by the General 
Assembly in Joint Session, in accordanc? with General Statutes 116-46 (1) d: 

Term Term 

Beginning Expiring 

Dr. Paul Clyde 8-21-67 6-30-75 

Durham, North Carolina 

Clyde A. Shreve 8-21-67 6-30-75 

Summerfield, North Carolina 

Clarence Watkins 8-21-67 6-30-75 

Reidsville, North Carolina 

Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 

"March 3, 1969 

The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Trustees of 
East Carolina University, which must be confirmed by the General Assembly 
in Joint Session, in accordance with General Statutes 116-46 (1) d: 

Term Term 

Beginning Expiring 

Charles H. Larkins, Sr. 8-9-67 6-30-75 

Kinston, North Carolina 

William W. Taylor, Jr. 8-9-67 6-30-75 

Raleigh, North Carolina 



1969] 

James L. Whitfield 
Raleigh, North Carolina 



HOUSE JOURNAL 



8-9-67 



303 
6-30-75 



Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 



"March 3, 1969 

The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Trustees of 
the Elizabeth City State College, which must be confirmed by the General 
Assembly in Joint Session, in accordance with General Statutes 116-46 (1) d: 

Term Term 

Beginning Expiring 



Dr. Clifford Jones 

Elizabeth City, North Carolina 

Herbert T. Mullen 

South Mills, North Carolina 

Maceo A. Sloan 
Durham, North Carolina 

Joseph J. Harrington 
Lewiston, North Carolina 

Dr. Kermit E. White 
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 



10-10-67 6-30-75 

10-10-67 6-30-75 

10-10-67 6-30-75 

10-10-67 6-30-73 

10-10-67 6-30-73 

Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 



The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 



"March 3, 1969 



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[Session 



Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Trustees of 
the Fayetteville State College, which must be confirmed by the General Assem- 
bly in Joint Session, in accordance with General Statutes 116-46 (1) d: 



C. J. Barber 

Garner, North Carolina 

Charles Dawkins 
Fayetteville, North Carolina 

Gurney E. Edgerton 
Fayetteville, North Carolina 

J. Wilbur Breece 
Fayetteville, North Carolina 



Term 
Beginning 

8-31-67 



8-31-67 



8-31-67 



11-7-68 



Term 
Expiring 

6-30-75 



6-30-75 



6-30-75 



6-30-71 



Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 

"March 3, 1969 

The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Trustees of 
Pembroke State College, which must be confirmed by the General Assembly 
in Joint Session, in accordance with General Statutes 116-46 (1) d: 



B. O. Burns 

Rowland, North Carolina 

Roscoe Drake McMillan, Jr. 
Red Springs, North Carolina 

W. Earl Britt 

Lumberton, North Carolina 

Purnell Swett 

Pembroke, North Carolina 



Term Term 

Beginning Expiring 



8-17-67 



Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 



6-30-75 



8-17-67 6-30-75 

9-22-67 6-30-71 

2-13-68 6-30-75 



1969] 



HOUSE JOURNAL 

"March 3, 1969 



305 



The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Trustees of 
Western Carolina University, which must be confirmed by the General Assem- 
bly in Joint Session, in accordance with General Statutes 116-46 (1) d: 



Thomas Lane Mallonee 
Candler, North Carolina 

W. Harold Mitchell 
Valdese, North Carolina 

Edward Jordan Whitmire 
Franklin, North Carolina 



Term 
Beginning 

8-8-67 



Term 
Expiring 

6-30-75 



8-8-67 6-30-75 



8-8-67 6-30-75 



Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 

"March 3, 1969 



The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 



Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Trustees of 
Wilmington College, which must be confirmed by the General Assembly, in 
Joint Session, in accordance with General Statutes 116-46 (1) d: 

Term Term 

Beginning Expiring 



William Horace Corbett 
Wilmington, North Carolina 

Addison Hewlett, Jr. 
Wilmington, North Carolina 



8-7-67 6-30-75 



8-7-67 6-30-75 



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Jim Smith 8-7-67 6-30-75 

Chinquapin, North Carolina 

Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 

"March 3, 1969 

The Honorable H. P. Taylor, Jr. 
President of the Senate 

The Honorable Earl W. Vaughn 
Speaker of the House 

North Carolina General Assembly 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Gentlemen: 

I transmit herewith the following appointments to the Board of Trustees of 
Winston-Salem State College, which must be confirmed by the General Assem- 
bly in Joint Session, in accordance with General Statutes 116-46 (1) d: 

Term Term 

Beginning Expiring 

Sammie Chess, Jr. 8-17-67 6-30-75 

High Point, North Carolina 

Thomas Rice 8-17-67 6-30-75 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

J. Paul Wallace 8-17-67 6-30-75 

Troy, North Carolina 

Respectfully submitted, 
S/ Robert W. Scott" 

On motion of Representive Johnson of Duplin the above appointments are 
confirmed. 

On motion of Senator McGeachy the Joint Assembly dissolves, the Senate 
repairs to its Chambers, and the House resumes consideration of its business. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on the 
Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 

H. B. 141, a bill to be entitled an act relating to right of appeal in drainage 
district hearings. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 



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By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 29, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 50-10 so as to 
permit non-jury trials of divorce actions when service is by publication. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 42, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the waiver of a jury in actions 
for absolute divorce based on one year separation. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 319, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 89-14 re- 
lating to land surveyors so as to amend said Act as it pertains to Alleghany 
County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 364, a bill to be entitled an act to provide credit toward the satisfaction 
of the sentence when the defendant is unable to secure his release on bail pending 
appeal. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 393, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 1-287.1, 
relating to dismissal of appeals to the Supreme Court, so as to make the same 
procedure applicable to appeals to the Court of Appeals. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Mitchell and Troxell: 

H. J. R. 456, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of George 
Randolph Uzzell, former member of the General Assembly. 

On motion of Representative Mitchell the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

By Representatives Roberson and Burrus: 

H. B. 457, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 355 of the Public-Local 
Laws of 1941 relating to elections in the Town of Aurora. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Penton: 



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H. B. 458, a bill to be entitled an act to make Chapter 504 of the Session Laws 
of 1965, relating to historic buildings and sites, applicable to the City of Wil- 
mington. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative McMichael: 

H. B. 459, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 10-1, re- 
lating to notaries public, so as to provide for terms of five years instead of two 
years. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Britt: 

H. J. R. 460, a joint resolution creating a commission to study various hospi- 
talization and medical benefit plans for State employees. 

Referred to Committee on State Personnel. 

And, 

H. B. 461, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination and 
election of the members of the Board of Education of Johnston County. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Messer, and Ramsey of Madison: 

H. B. 462, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salary of the Register of Deeds 
of Haywood County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Jones of Rutherford: 

H. B. 463, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Forest City, Chapter 2 of the Private Laws of 1925. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Jones of Rutherford, by request: 

H. B. 464, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of Commissioners 
of the Town of Forest City in Rutherford County to regulate water, sewer, 
electric and other town utilities. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Andrews and Britt: 

H. B. 465, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to authorize the General Assembly to fix the personal exemptions for 
income tax purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representatives Andrews, Jones of Rutherford, Hege, Snyder, Mitchell, 
Martin, Haynes, Church, and Stanford: 



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H. B. 466, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating funds to the Department 
of Conservation and Development for employment of Assistant County Rangers 
and for other purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and dis- 
posed of as follows: 

Senate Committee Substitute for H. B. 174, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend General Statutes 163-30 and General Statutes 163-31 regarding the oath 
of office and the time of the meeting of County Boards of Elections. 

Returned for concurrence. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

H. B. 335, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Greensboro, the same being Chapter 37, Private Laws of 1923, as amended, and 
particularly as revised and reorganized by Chapter 1137, Session Laws of 1959, 
as amended. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Coble the House concurs in the Senate amend- 
ment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H . B. 373, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the jurisdiction of the Lincoln- 
ton ABC Officer or Officers to Lincoln County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 170, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize a referendum in the Towns 
of Biscoe and Mount Gilead on alcoholic beverage control stores. 

Representative Blake calls for the "ayes" and "noes" on the passage of the 
bill on its second reading. The call is sustained. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote: 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Baugh, Beam, Beatty, Boshamer, Britt, Bumgardner, Burrus, 
Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, 
Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Collins, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, 
Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, 
Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Hicks, Hofler, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, 
Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Leatherman, Lilley, Martin, 
Mauney, McFadyen, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Mills, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Penny of Durham, Penton, Quinn, Rags- 
dale, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Reid. Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, 
Royall, Short, Snead, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Tart, Taylor of Wake, Twiggs, 
Vogler, and Williamson — 76. 



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Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Beard, Billings, Blake, 
Bostian, Bradley, Coble, Fulton, Garner, Haynes, Hege, Holshouser, Horton, 
Jemison, Johnson of Cabarrus, Kincaid, Mayfield, McDaniel. McKnight, 
Mitchell, Payne, Phillips, Snyder, Strickland, Tolbert, Warlick, Whitley, and 
Wills — 28. 

Those voting "present" are: Representatives Love, Penny of Harnett, and 
Soles — 3. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 213, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize a referendum in the Town of 
Garland on alcoholic beverage control stores. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 173, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Workmen's Compensation 
Act, regarding benefits. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 185, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-51 so as 
to prohibit the transportation of alcoholic beverages in vehicles for hire unless 
such beverages belong to a passenger therein. 

On motion of Representative Messer the bill is recommitted to the Committee 
on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

H. B. 221, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 7A-196 
relating to trials in district court so as to provide for the transfer of criminal 
cases without hearing in district court when the defendant demands a jury trial. 

On motion of Representative Moore the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Representative Moore calls the previous question. The call is sustained. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Rose objects to the third reading and the bill remains on the 
Calendar. 

H. B. 257, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Workmen's Compensation 
Act, regarding benefits. 

On motion of Representative Messer consideration of the bill is postponed 
indefinitely. 

H. B. 268, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the broadcasting of certain 
public notices. 

Representative Campbell of Wilson offers an amendment which is adopted. 

The bill fails to pass its second reading. 

H. B. 399, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 18 of the General 
Statutes so as to create a presumption of knowledge of the age of a purchaser of 
malt beverages. 



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Representative Martin moves consideration of the bill be postponed in- 
definitely. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 

S. J. R. 290. A Joint Resolution congratulating and commending the coach 
and players of the Whiteville High School's basketball team for their perfor- 
mance and sportsmanship in winning the State 2A Conference Basketball 
Championship. 

H. B. 158. An Act to amend General Statutes 20-116 (d) pertaining to the 
size of vehicles and extending the length of certain trucks. 

H. B. 169. An Act relating to hunting from public roads in Duplin and Pender 
Counties. 

H. B. 188. An Act to amend North Carolina General Statutes 116-45(5) 
defining the primary purpose of Elizabeth City State College, Fayetteville 
State College, and Winston-Salem State College. 

H. B. 193. An Act to amend North Carolina General Statutes 116-45(2) 
denning the primary purpose of Pemborke State College. 

H. B. 283. An Act to amend the Act relating to the authority of the Charlotte 
Firemen's Retirement System to invest in stock. 

H. B. 284. An Act to amend the Charter of the City of Charlotte. 

H. B. 310. An Act to amend Section 160-25 of the General Statutes of North 
Carolina. 

H. B. 155. An Act to amend the General Statutes with regard to physicians 
qualified to treat Workmen's Compensation Claimants in North Carolina. 

H. B. 206. An Act to revise and consolidate the Charter of the City of Wilson 
and to repeal prior charter acts. 

S. J. R. 295. A Joint Resolution inviting His Excellency, the Governor, to 
address a Joint Session of the Senate and House of Representatives at 12:30 
P. M., March 27, 1969. 

H. B. 229. An Act repealing Chapter 602 of the Session Laws of 1963 limiting 
the amount of school bonds which might be authorized for the County of 
Cabarrus and fixing such limitation for said County within the provisions of the 
County Finance Act. 

H. B. 232. An Act to provide a supplemental retirement fund for firemen in 
the City of Wilson and to modify the application of General Statutes 118-5, 
General Statutes 118-6, and General Statutes 118-7 to the City of Wilson. 

S. B. 132. An Act rewriting General Statutes 106-245.16 relating to the North 
Carolina Egg Law. 



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H. B. 263. An Act to prohibit the taking of wildlife at night with the aid 
of an artificial light from or through the use of any conveyance. 

On motion of Representative McMillan of Robeson, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10:00 o'clock A. M. 



SIXTY-THIRD DAY 

House of Representatives 
Friday, March 28, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Love, the vote by which H. B. 268, entitled "a 
bill to be entitled an act to provide for the broadcasting of certain public 
notices." failed to pass its second reading is reconsidered and placed on the 
Calendar for Tuesday, April 1, 1969. 

On motion of Representative Falls, H. B. 233, entitled "a bill to be entitled 
an act to require special reflective devices to be displayed on the rear of slow- 
moving vehicles such as farm tractors and implements of husbandry operated 
on highways between sunset and sunrise." is taken from the Calendar for 
Thursday, April 3, 1969 and placed on the Calendar for Monday night, March 
31, 1969. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Penton for Monday night. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Bryan for today. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Gentry, for the Committee on Election Laws: 

H. B. 156, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-145 to 
prohibit posting of political advertisements on property without permission 
of the owner. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 215, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes so as to permit blind voters to select assistance without restriction. 

With a favorable report. 



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By Representative Chase, for the Committee on Health: 

H. J. R. 305, a joint resolution urging the Appropriations Committees to 
fully review and act favorably upon the "B" budget requests of the University 
of North Carolina School of Medicine for the means to develop and expand 
programs relating to community medical care, special education for North 
Carolina students, and family physician education. 

With a favorable report. 

H. J. R. 306, a joint resolution authorizing and directing the Legislative 
Research Commission to study North Carolina's Health Manpower needs, 
measures to increase the supply, and means to accomplish indicated changes in 
the health care system. 

With a favorable report. 

S. J. R. 198, a joint resolution urging the vocation guidance, recruitment and 
encouragement of students to enter premedical and medical education. 

With a favorable report. 

S. J. R. 199, a joint resolution urging the three medical schools in the State 
to increase their output of physicians. 

With a favorable report. 

S. J. R. 200, a joint resolution urging the strengthening of science and other 
facets of premedical education. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 333, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345, 
fixing discounts for prepayment of taxes in Johnston County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 363, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the time for incorporation of 
a municipal corporation in Lincoln County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 366, a bill to be entitled an act amending the Charter of the City of 
New Bern in Craven County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Craven, the rules are suspended and 
the bill is placed on the Calendar for today. 

H. B. 372, a bill to be entitled an act to allow petition by fifty per cent of the 
property owners for street improvement in Lincolnton. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 377, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 952 of the Session 
Laws of 1959 relating to water connections in the Town of Havelock. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 423, a bill to be entitled an act to re-activate the Charter of the Town of 
Arapahoe, and to appoint the Mayor and Commissioners. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 71, a bill to be entitled an act reducing the term of office of the Asheville 
City Council to two years. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 177, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 153-9(353^) 
and 153-9(35%) relating to the authority of Boards of County Commissioners 
to expend nontax and tax revenues for soil and water conservation so as to 
make said statutes applicable to Caldwell County. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 116, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Liberty regarding elections. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

On motion of Representative Garner, the rules are suspended and the bill 
is placed on today's Calendar. 

S. B. 162, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Thomasville City Board 
of Education to acquire certain land for a school site and to authorize purchase 
and payment of same on an installment basis. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Snyder, the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on today's Calendar. 

S. J. R. 207, a joint resolution establishing a Wake County Bicentennial 
Commission. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 209, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-5 to pro- 
vide for staggered terms of office for the County Commissioners of Onslow 
County. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 225, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-10.1 to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Johnston County to regulate 
garbage disposal. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 231, a bill to be entitled an act extending the jurisdiction of the police 
officers of the City of Morganton in Burke County. 



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With a favorable report. 

S. B. 232, a bill to be entitled an act to establish a Supplementary Pension 
Fund for Firemen in the Town of Elkin. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 236, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a Supplemental Retirement 
Fund for Firemen in the City of Clinton and to modify the application of 
General Statutes 118-5, 118-6, and 118-7 to the City of Clinton. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 239, a bill to be entitled an act to provide procedures for election of 
Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the Town of Franklinville. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Garner, the rules are suspended and the bill 
is placed on today's Calendar. 

S. B. 256, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Roanoke Rapids for the purpose of providing for the election of the mayor by 
the eligible voters of the City, and increasing the time for the registration of 
voters in said City elections. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Gregory, the rules are suspended and the bill 
is placed on today's Calendar. 

S. B. 241, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Wilkes County Board 
of Education to convey certain real property. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Barr, for the Committee on Wildlife Resources: 

H. B. 413, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-446.2 
to provide that the Wildlife Resources Commission shall continue to be entitled 
to a portion of the net proceeds of gasoline taxes. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Barr, the bill is recommitted to Committee on 
Finance. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives McMillan of Robeson, Campbell of Robeson, McFadyen 
and Speros: 

H. J. R. 467, a joint resolution congratulating and commending the Red 
Springs High School's basketball team for their performance and sportsman- 
ship in winning the State 1-A Conference Basketball Championship. 



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On motion of Representative McMillan of Robeson, the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 
"A JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING 
THE RED SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL'S BASKETBALL TEAM FOR 
THEIR PERFORMANCE AND -SPORTSMANSHIP IN WINNING THE 
STATE 1-A CONFERENCE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. 

WHEREAS, the Basketball Team of Red Springs High School, I. J. Wicker, 
Superintendent, and E. M. Thigpen, Principal, composed of the following 
members: C. G. Arrington, Anthony Black, Jerry Black, Robert Brown, Nicky 
Bullard, Larry Carter, John Ellis, Kenny Fowler, John Henderson and James 
Terry; Managers: Dennis Hagen and Mac Culbreth, and coached by William 
H. Templeton and Stewart W. Smith won the Robeson County Basketball Con- 
ference Tournament; and 

WHEREAS, they also won the District 4-1A Conference Tournament; and 

WHEREAS, on Saturday evening, March 22, 1969, in Raleigh, North Caro- 
lina, they won the State 1A Conference Basketball Championship; and 

WHEREAS, their performance and sportsmanship has brought honor to the 
Red Springs High School, Robeson County Basketball Conference, Town of 
Red Springs, Robeson County and the State of North Carolina: 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the 
Senate concurring: 

Section 1. That the General Assembly of North Carolina, in behalf of the 
people of North Carolina, congratulates and commends the basketball team and 
the coaches of Red Springs High School, Red Springs, North Carolina, and the 
high school which they so admirably represented in winning the State 1A Con- 
ference Championship, and conveys to them its best wishes in their future 
endeavors. 

Sec. 2. That twenty (20) certified copies of this Resolution be prepared by 
the Secretary of State and sent to Principal Thigpen of the Red Springs High 
School for distribution to Coaches Templeton and Smith and to the individual 
players and for appropriate display by the high school as symbols of the ap- 
preciation and pleasure of this General Assembly and the people of North Caro- 
lina in their accomplishments, and that this Resolution be made a part of the 
permanent records of the 1969 General Assembly. 

Sec. 3. This Resolution shall become effective upon ratification." 
By Representatives Johnson of Duplin, and Mills of Anson: 

H. B. 468, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the licensing of osteo- 
pathic physicians to practice medicine and surgery and to abolish the Board of 
Osteopathic Examination and Registration. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 



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By Representatives Boshamer, Godwin of Craven and Barker: 

H. B. 489, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the salary of the Board of Com- 
missioners of Newport. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Church: 

H. B. 470, a bill to be entitled an act changing the compensation of the Sheriff, 
Register of Deeds and County Commissioners of Vance County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Beam, DeBruhl, Harkins and Stevens: 

H. B. 471, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-227.1 
to make the subdivision laws applicable to municipalities in McDowell County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Barr: 

H. B. 472, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for a new registration of 
voters in Ashe County in lieu of and prior to setting up a loose-leaf system other- 
wise. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representative Euliss: 

H. B. 473, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a program of instruction for 
handicapped children in North Carolina and to make appropriations therefor. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Ramsey of Person: 

H. B. 474, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify the laws relating to larceny. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

And, 

H. B. 475, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify the laws relating to burglary 
and related offenses. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

And, 

H. B. 476, a bill to be entitled an act to allow discretionary review by the 

Supreme Court of North Carolina in post-conviction cases. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representative Jernigan: 



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H. B. 477, a bill to be entitled an act abolishing the North Carolina Seashore 
Commission, transferring the Seashore Commission's duties to the Depart- 
ment of Conservation and Development and for related purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Conservation and Development. 

And, 

H. B. 478, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 609 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 denning the corporate limits of the Town of Ahoskie. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Culpepper: 

H. B. 479, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapters 62 and 664 of the 
1965 Session Laws relating to the compensation of the Chairman and other 
members of the Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 480, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the appointment and 
compensation of the Pasquotank County Accountant by the Board of County 
Commissioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Green, by request: 

H. B. 481, a bill to be entitled an act to prevent the digging of ditches below a 
certain level in Bladen County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Stevens and Harkins: 

H. B. 482, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 121, Private Laws of 
1931, relating to initiative, referendum and recall in the City of Asheville. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Ramsey of Madison, Andrews, Auman, Barbee, Barr, 
Baugh, Beam, Beatty, Boshamer, Britt, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Church, Collins, Covington, 
Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Gentry, 
Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Hicks, Hofler, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, 
Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Leatherman, Love, Mauney, 
McFadyen, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Moore, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey of Person, 
Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, 
Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Strickland, Tart, Twiggs, Vogler and Williamson: 

H. B. 483, a bill to be entitled an act with respect to State and regional 
planning. 



Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



1969] HOUSE JOURNAL 319 

By Representatives Ramsey of Madison, Andrews, Auman, Barbee, Barr, 
Baugh, Beam, Beatty, Boshamer, Britt, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Collins, 
Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, 
Gentry, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Hicks, Hofler, Jernigan, Johnson of 
Duplin, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Leatherman, Love, 
Mauney, McFadyen, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Moore, Penny of Durham, Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey of Person, Reid, 
Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, 
Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Strickland, Tart, Twiggs, Vogler and Williamson: 

H. B. 484, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the North Carolina Depart- 
ment of Local Affairs. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Mills of Anson: 

H. B. 485, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 136-1 re- 
lating to the membership of the State Highway Commission. 

Referred to Committee on Roads. 

By Representative Twiggs, by request: 

H. B. 486, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 5, Chapter 87, Section 
64 of the General Statutes relating to examination, renewal and reinstatement 
fees for persons and firms engaged in refrigeration contracting. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Twiggs, Johnson of Wake, McMillan of Wake, and 
Taylor of Wake: 

H. B. 487, a bill to be entitled an act to bring General Statutes 163-153(2) 
in conformance with General Statutes 163-45. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Twiggs, Taylor of Wake and McMillan of Wake: 

H. B. 488, a bill to be entitled an act to remove the local modification to 
General Statutes 163-69 as applicable to Wake County. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Vogler, Beatty, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Carson, 
Hicks, and Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 489, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 24 of Chapter 153 of 
the General Statutes to permit the Board of Commissioners of Mecklenburg 
County to excise the power of eminent domain with respect to water and sewer 
systems in the same manner as permitted in Article 9 of Chapter 136 of the 
General Statutes. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Andrews, Britt, Jernigan and Phillips: 



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H. B. 490, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to reduce the residence period required for voting in State elections 
from one year to six months. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representatives Clark, Penny of Durham and Harris: 

H. B. 491, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the General Statutes relating 
to interest and charges on borrowed money. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 214, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-183. 2(c) 
concerning safety equipment inspections of motor vehicles sold at retail. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

S. B. 228, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 196, Session Laws of 
1967, to authorize the appointment of Alcoholic Beverage Control officers in 
the Town of Mt. Pleasant, and to specify their jurisdiction. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

S. B. 229, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 195, Session Laws 
of 1967, to authorize the appointment of the Alcoholic Beverage Control 
officers in the City of Concord and to specify their jurisdiction. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

S. B. 265, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-129(d) 
concerning rear lamps on small trailers. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

S. J. R. 271, a joint resolution relative to a correction in Senate Joint Reso- 
lution 1 of the 1969 General Assembly. 

Referred to Committee on Rules and Operation of the House. 

S. B. 274, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-129.1 (4), 
(5), and (6) concerning required lights on small trailers. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 319, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 89-14 re- 
lating to land surveyors so as to amend said Act as it pertains to Alleghany 
County. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 366, a bill to be entitled an act amending the Charter of the City of 
New Bern in Craven County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 116, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Liberty regarding elections. 

On motion of Representative Garner, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered sent to the 
Senate for concurrence in House amendment. 

S. B. 162, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Thomasville City Board 
of Education to acquire certain land for a school site and to authorize purchase 
and payment of same on an installment basis. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 239, a bill to be entitled an act to provide procedures for election of 
Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the Town of Franklinville. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 256, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Roanoke Rapids for the purpose of providing for the election of the Mayor by 
the eligible voters of the City, and increasing the time for the registration of 
voters in said City elections. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, the vote by which H. B. 
366, entitled "a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
New Bern in Craven County." passed its third reading is reconsidered. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, the vote by which the bill 
passed its second reading is reconsidered. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Craven, the committee amendment 
is adopted. 

The amendment being material, the bill remains on the Calendar for its 
second roll call reading. 

On motion of Representative Snyder, the vote by which S. B. 162, entitled 
"a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Thomasville City Board of Edu- 
cation to acquire certain land for a school site and to authorize purchase and 
payment of same on an installment basis." passed its third reading is recon- 
sidered. 

On motion of Representative Snyder, the vote by which the bill passed its 
second reading is reconsidered. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 



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Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Barbee, 
Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, 
Britt, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, 
Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of 
Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, 
Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, 
Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Ruther- 
ford, Kincaid, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, McDaniel, McFayden, McKnight, 
McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mitchell, 
Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, 
Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, 
Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Snyder, 
Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, 
Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Whitley, Williamson and 
Wills— 104. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 221, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 7A-196 
relating to trials in district court so as to provide for the transfer of criminal 
cases without hearing in district court when the defendant demands a jury 
trial. 

Representative Rose moves consideration of the bill be postponed until 
Tuesday, April 1, 1969. This motion fails. 

Representative Rose offers an amendment. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin moves the amendment do lie upon the 
table. The motion prevails. 

Representative Rose calls for the "ayes" and "noes" on the passage of the 
bill on its third reading. The call is sustained. 

Representative Ramsey of Madison calls the previous question. The call 
is sustained. Now the question recurs to the passage of the bill on its third 
reading. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered sent to the 
Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Barker, Barr, 
Baugh, Beam, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bradley, Britt, 
Bumgarner, Burrus, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Elliott, 
Falls, Frye, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, 
Gregory, Haynes, Hicks, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Johnson of Cabarrus, 
Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Ruther- 
ford, Lilley, Love, Mauney, McDaniel, McFadyen, McMichael, McMillan 
of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of 
Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, 
Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Snead, Soles, Speros, Stanford, 
Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Wake, Twiggs, Vogler, Whitley, Williamson and 
Wills — 79. 



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Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Beard, Bostian, Eagles, 
Euliss, Everett, Fenner, Fulton, Harris, Hege, Hofler, Jernigan, Kincaid, 
Martin, Mills, Mitchell, Phillips, Ridenour, Robeson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, 
Short, Snyder, Stevens, Taylor of Transylvania, Tolbert and Warliek — 27. 

Representatives Harkins and McKnight vote "present". — 2. 
H. B. 141, a bill to be entitled an act relating to right of appeal in drainage 
district hearings. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates, the Committee amendment 
is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 364, a bill to be entitled an act to provide credit toward the satisfaction 
of the sentence when the defendant is unable to secure his release on bail pending 
appeal. 

On motion of Representative Strickland, the Committee amendment is 
adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Penny of Durham objects to the third reading and the bill 
remains on the Calendar. 

H. B. 378, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint certain members of the Board 
of Education of the respective counties of North Carolina and to fix their 
terms of office. 

Representative Gentry offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Taylor of Transylvania offers an amendment which fails of 
adoption. 

Representative Tolbert offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Mitchell offers an amendment which fails of adoption. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Mitchell objects to the third reading and the bill remains 
on the Calendar. 

H. B. 393, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 1-287.1, 
relating to dismissal of appeals to the Supreme Court, so as to make the same 
procedure applicable to appeals to the Court of Appeals. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Person, consideration of the bill is 
postponed indefinitely. 

H. B. 399, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 18 of the General 
Statutes so as to create a presumption of knowledge of the age of a purchaser 
of malt beverages. 

On motion of Representative Carson, the bill is recommitted to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary No. 1. 



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S. B. 5, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain technical and clarifying 
amendments to General Statutes Chapter 9, "Jurors". 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Jemison objects to the third reading and the bill remains 
on the Calendar. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock A. M. 



SIXTY-FOURTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Saturday, March 29, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative McMillan of Wake, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker 
Pro Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Mr. R. Glenn Ogburn, member of the Sergeant-at-Arms 
staff. 

Representative Twiggs, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of 
the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, 
and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative McMillan of Wake, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet Monday night at 8 o'clock. 



SIXTY-FIFTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Monday Night, March 31, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend LaFon Vereen, Executive Secretary, Board 
of Missions, United Methodist Church, Raleigh. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Elliott and Johnson of Cabarrus 

for tonight. 

On motion of Representative Green, H. B. 481 entitled, "a bill to be entitled 
an act to prevent the digging of ditches below a certain level in Bladen County." 
is taken from the Committee on Local Government and re-referred to the Com- 
mittee on Conservation and Development. 



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On motion of the Delegation from Buncombe County, the courtesies of the 
floor are extended to the Honorable I. C. Crawford, a former member of the 
House from Buncombe County. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 382, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the compensation of the chairman 
and members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 400, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-48.3, 
relating to the compensation of employees engaged in the county's ambulance 
service in Pasquotank County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 411, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize Pasquotank County to 
enter into contracts for a retirement system. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 412, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 552 Session Laws of 
1957, the same being the Charter of the Town of Jefferson, so as to extend the 
corporate limits of said town. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 416, a bill to be entitled an act appointing the members of the Board of 
Education of Whiteville City School Administrative Unit. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 419, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 456 of the 1965 
Session Laws relating to the salaries of certain officials of Pender County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 425, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing body of the 
Town of Red Springs, North Carolina, to appoint a City Manager and to pre- 
scribe his powers and duties. 

With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 



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By Representatives Mills, Eagles, Johnson of Duplin, Quinn, Johnson of 
Wake, Gregory, Falls, Church, Rose, Gentry, Everett, Collins, Boshamer, 
Soles, Moore, Jones of Rutherford, Ragsdale, and Fenner: 

H. J. R. 492, a joint resolution in commemoration of the life and passing of 
Dwight David Eisenhower, Soldier, President, and revered citizen of world 
history. 

On motion of Representative Mills, the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 
"A JOINT RESOLUTION IN COMMEMORATION OF THE LIFE AND 
PASSING OF DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER, SOLDIER, PRESIDENT, 
AND REVERED CITIZEN OF WORLD HISTORY. 

WHEREAS, Dwight David Eisenhower was General of the Armies, Architect 
and Supreme Commander of the mightiest Allied Armed Forces ever assembled 
to victory over attempted German Nazis conquest in World War II; and 

WHEREAS, like the Father of our Country, upon becoming a National hero 
as a Military Commander, he was later twice elected the 34th President of the 
United States and led our Nation for eight Cold War years with an admini- 
stration of domestic tranquility; and 

WHEREAS, although his victories in War and politics were impressive, it 
will long be remembered that his greatest conquest was the affection of the people 
of America and the World; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives, 
the Senate concurring: 

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina pauses in its deliberations 
to pay tribute to Dwight David Eisenhower and to mourn his passing as his 
body moves in transit to its final resting place. 

Sec. 2. We again realize and recognize that his superb leadership in civili- 
zation's darkest hour helped save mankind from the tyranny of dictators. In 
the words of the distinguished Governor of North Carolina, Robert W. Scott, 
'He walked tall among the leaders of the World'. 

Sec. 3. That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of the 
respective Journals of the House and Senate, and that a duly certified copy be 
transmitted by the Secretary of State to Mrs. Dwight David Eisenhower at her 
home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 

Sec. 4. That this Resolution shall be effective upon its first reading on March 
31, 1969." 

By Representatives Jones of Mecklenburg and Vogler: 



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H. J. R. 493, a joint resolution to create a commission to study employee- 
employer relations in the public service. 

Referred to Committee on State Personnel. 

By Representative Gregory: 

H. B. 494, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize municipalities to transfer 
and convey cemetery property and perpetual care funds to religious and chari- 
table organizations. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Harris and Euliss: 

H. B. 495, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the salaries and remuner- 
ation of the Sheriff, Register of Deeds and the County Commissioners of 
Alamance County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Ragsdale, Moore and Mohn: 

H. B. 496, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain appropriations to the 
State Board of Education for the purpose of adding to the Onslow Technical 
Institute a two-year curriculum of transferable college courses in Liberal Arts 
and Sciences. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative McKnight: 

H. B. 497, a bill to be entitled an act placing retirement benefits under the 
Forsyth County Employees' Retirement Plan, and the Winston-Salem Em- 
ployees' Retirement Fund on a par with those received under the Local Govern- 
mental Employees' Retirement Fund insofar as State income taxability thereof 
is concerned. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

And, 

H. B. 498, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 382 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 so as to authorize the Town of Kernersville to join with Forsyth 
County and the City of Winston-Salem in joint purchasing arrangements. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Burrus and Roberson: 

H. B. 499, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-38 and 
20-87 pertaining to specially constructed vehicles. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

By Representatives Twiggs, McMillan of Wake, Taylor of Wake and Johnson 
of Wake: 

H. B. 500, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the salaries of the Sheriff and 
Register of Deeds of Wake County. 



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Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Auman: 

H. B. 501, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Taylortown Sanitary 
District in Moore County to establish, maintain and operate a public non- 
profit cemetery. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Carter, Bryan, Raynor and Rose: 

H. B. 502, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the maximum number of 
members of school committees to seven persons in Cumberland County. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative McMillan of Robeson: 

H. B. 503, a bill to be entitled an act appointing certain members of Fairmont 
City Board of Education. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Bradley: 

H. B. 504, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1073 of the 1959 
Session Laws so as to provide for the issuance of pistol permits in Clay County 
by the Clerk of Superior Court. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative McMichael: 

H. B. 505, a bill to be entitled an act to allow persons residing thirty days 
within annexed areas of Mayodan to vote in the municipal election. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Green and Bryan: 

H. B. 506, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 146 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina to authorize the Department of Administration to 
issue permits to riparian owners adjoining navigable waters to dredge in navi- 
gable waters and to establish a schedule of charges for spoil taken from navigable 
waters and State owned lakes. 

Referred to Committee on Conservation and Development. 

And, 

H. B. 507, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 146 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina to establish regulations to preserve the natural 
beauty of navigable waters within the State. 

Referred to Committee on Conservation and Development. 

By Representative Horton: 



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H. B. 508, a bill to be entitled an act to identify and protect historically or 
architecturally significant North Carolina buildings. 

Referred to Committee on Conservation and Development. 



MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 53, a bill to be entitled an act to permit a referendum in municipalities 
concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

S. B. 144, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article IV of Chapter 84 of 
the General Statutes so as to permit district bar associations to assess and col- 
lect annual membership fees for the promotion and maintenance of its admini- 
stration, activities and programs. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

S. B. 160, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the compensation and provide for 
certain legislative expenses of Members of the General Assembly. 

Referred to Committee on Rules and Operation of the House. 

S. B. 161, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 316 of the Session 
Laws of 1947, as amended relating to professional bondsmen in Robeson County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 247, a bill to be entitled an act relating to filling vacancies on boards of 
county commissioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 249, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the clerk to the board of county 
commissioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 266, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the commissioners of Caswell 
County to execute warranty deeds. 

Referred to Judiciary No. 1. 

S. B. 279, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for an election in the Town 
of Farmville on the question of amending the Town Charter to establish the 
office of Town Manager. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 171, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 95-86 so as to 
increase the persons and occupations covered by the Minimum Wage Act. 

Referred to Committee on Manufacturers and Labor. 



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H. B. 49, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize County Boards of Elections 
to conduct a new registration of voters during the year 1969 pursuant to in- 
stalling loose-leaf registration as required by General Statutes 163-65. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Messer, the House concurs in the Senate amend- 
ment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

S. J. R. 315, a joint resolution honoring the life and memory of the Honorable 
Dwight David Eisenhower, former President of the United States. 

On motion of Representative Holshouser, the rules are suspended and the 
bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 
S. B. 162, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Thomasville City Board 

of Education to acquire certain land for a school site and to authorize purchase 

and payment of same on an installment basis. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered enrolled. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, 
Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Everett, Falls, 
Fenner, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, 
Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, 
Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, 
Jones of Rutherford, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, 
McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, 
Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, 
Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royal, Short, Snead, 
Snyder, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of 
Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, 
Watkins, Williamson and Wills — 108. 

Those voting in the negative are — None. 

H. B. 366, a bill to be entitled an Act amending the Charter of the City of 
New Bern in Craven County. 

Passes its second reading, as amended, by the following vote and remains on 
the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklen- 



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burg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, 
Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Everett, Falls, 
Fenner, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, 
Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, 
Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, 
Jones of Rutherford, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, 
McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, 
Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, 
Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royal, Short, Snead, 
Snyder, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of 
Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, 
Watkins, Williamson and Wills — 108, 

Those voting in the negative are — None. 

H. B. 333, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345, 
fixing discounts for prepayment of taxes in Johnston County. 

On motion of Representative Britt, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 363, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the time for incorporation of 
a municipal corporation in Lincoln County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 372, a bill to be entitled an act to allow petition by fifty per cent of the 
property owners for street improvement in Lincolnton. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 377, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 952 of the Session 
Laws of 1959 relating to water connections in the Town of Havelock. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 423, a bill to be entitled an act to re-activate the Charter of the Town 
of Arapahoe, and to appoint the Mayor and Commissioners. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 71, a bill to be entitled an act reducing the term of office of the Ashe- 
ville City Council to two years. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. J. R. 207, a joint resolution establishing a Wake County Bicentennial 
Commission. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 209, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-5 to pro- 
vide for staggered terms of office for the County Commissioners of Onslow 
County. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 231, a bill to be entitled an act extending the jurisdiction of the police 
officers of the City of Morganton in Burke County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 232, a bill to be entitled an act to establish a Supplementary Pension 
Fund for Firemen in the Town of Elkin. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 241, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Wilkes County Board of 
Education to convey certain real property. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 364, a bill to be entitled an act to provide credit toward the satisfaction 
of the sentence when the defendant is unable to secure his release on bail pending 
appeal. 

Passes its third reading, as amended, and is ordered engrossed and sent to 
the Senate. 

H. B. 378, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint certain members of the Board 
of Education of the respective counties of North Carolina and to fix their terms 
of office. 

On motion of Representative Tart, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, April 1, 1969. 

S. B. 5, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain technical and clarifying 
amendments to General Statutes Chapter 9, "Jurors". 

Representative Jones of Mecklenburg offers an amendment. 

Representative Fulton moves the bill and amendment be re-referred to the 
Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. This motion fails of adoption. 

Representative Hicks offers an amendment. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates, consideration of the bill and 
amendments, is postponed until Tuesday, April 1, 1969. 

H. B. 156, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-145 to 
prohibit posting of political advertisements on property without permission 
of the owner. 

On motion of Representative Baugh, the bill is recommitted to the Com- 
mittee on Election Laws. 

H. B. 233, a bill to be entitled an act to require special reflective devices to 
be displayed on the rear of slow-moving vehicles such as farm tractors and 
implements of husbandry operated on highways between sunset and sunrise. 

On motion of Representative Auman, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Representative Auman offers an amendment which is adopted. 



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Representative Carson offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Auman calls the previous question. The call is sustained. 

Now the question recurs to the passage of the bill on its second reading. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Horton objects to the third reading and the bill remains on 
the Calendar. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. J. R. 456. A Joint Resolution honoring the life and memory of George 
Randolph Uzzell, former member of the General Assembly. 

H. B. 269. An Act relating to the election of the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Currituck County. 

H. B. 335. An Act to amend the Charter of the City of Greensboro, the same 
being Chapter 37, Private Laws of 1923, as amended, and particularly as revised 
and reorganized by Chapter 1137, Session Laws of 1959, as amended. 

S. B. 173. An Act to amend the Workmen's Compensation Act regarding 
benefits. 

S. B. 213. An Act to authorize a referendum in the Town of Garland on 
alcoholic beverage control stores. 

S. B. 170. An Act to authorize a referendum in the Towns of Biscoe and 
Mount Gilead on alcoholic beverage control stores. 

S. B. 116. An Act to amend the Charter of the Town of Liberty regarding 
elections. 

H. B. 237. An Act to authorize any county operating an ambulance service 
to appoint an ambulance commission and delegate powers thereto. 

H. B. 238. An Act to amend Chapter 887 of the Session Laws of 1947 to 
provide a one per cent (1 %) discount upon certain ad valorem tax prepayments. 

H. B. 260. An Act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 105-309 and 
105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to authorize the 
Board of Commissioners of Cleveland County to prescribe regulations relating 
to the listing of property for taxation in that County, and to authorize the 
division or combining of Townships for tax listing purposes. 

H. B. 295. An Act to amend General Statutes 105-345, fixing discounts for 
prepayment of taxes in Stokes County. 

H. B. 311. An Act to amend General Statutes 153-5 to provide for staggered 
terms of office for the County Commissioners of Onslow County. 



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H. B. 312. An Act amending Chapter 146 of the Public Local Laws of 1941 
so as to provide that the members of the Utilities Commission of the City of 
Greenville may fix their salaries, subject to designated limits. 

H. B. 324. An Act to enlarge the membership of the County Board of Edu- 
cation of Tyrrell County from three members to five members. 

H. B. 326. An Act to extend the territorial jurisdiction of the Police Depart- 
ment of the Town of Manteo in Dare County. 

H. B. 346. An Act to amend General Statutes 153-10.1, relating to removal 
and disposal of trash, garbage, etc., so as to make said section applicable to 
Rockingham County. 

H. B. 351. An Act to amend Chapter 324 of the Session Laws of North Caro- 
lina, 1961, being the Charter of the Town of Elon College relating to the adoption 
of ordinances and resolutions. 

H. B. 357. An Act amending General Statutes 14-107 relating to the issuance 
of worthless checks and the punishment therefor so as to make certain provisions 
thereof relating to punishment effective in Brunswick County. 

H. B. 362. An Act to amend the Charter of Lincolnton to increase the salary 
of the Mayor and Aldermen and to designate Lincolnton as the "City of Lincoln- 
ton". 

H. B. 365. An Act to authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Nash 
County to compensate Mrs. Joe Powell for injuries received while in the service 
of Nash County. 

H. B. 368. An Act to amend Chapter 362 of the Private Laws of 1905 re- 
lating to the election of the Mayor and Commissioners of the Town of Coats in 
Harnett County. 

H. B. 376. An Act relating to the Fairmont City School Administrative Unit 
in Robeson County. 

H. B. 406. An Act to continue Mrs. Sylvia G. Ruby as a member of the Wake 
County Board of Education for the unexpired term of Harry E. Stewart. 

S. B. 239. An Act to provide procedures for election of Mayor and Board of 
Commissioners of Franklinville. 

S. B. 256. An Act to amend the Charter of the City of Roanoke Rapids for 
the purpose of providing for the election of the Mayor by the eligible voters of 
the City, and increasing the time for the registration of voters in said City 
elections. 

On motion of Representative Jones of Rutherford, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns in loving memory and honor of former President Dwight David 
Eisenhower to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



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SIXTY-SIXTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Tuesday, April 1, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Richard Commander, Camp Ground 
United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Monday night has been ex- 
amined, found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as 
written. 

On motion of Representative Gregory, H. B. 413, entitled "a bill to be en- 
titled an act to amend General Statutes 105-446.2 to provide that the Wildlife 
Resources Commission shall continue to be entitled to a portion of the net pro- 
ceeds of gasoline taxes." is withdrawn from the Committee on Finance and re- 
referred to the Committee on Appropriations. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the Honorable Ed 
Clark, Judge of the Superior Court and former Senator from Bladen County. 

Representative Horton sends forward a petition which is read and referred 
to the Honorable Robert W. Scott, Governor of North Carolina. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. B. 251, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify provisions of Chapter 20 of the 
Genera] Statutes concerning private and parochial school buses and school 
activity buses. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1 : 

H. B. 453, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the discharge of firearms on 
or across any highway in Haywood County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 405, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 118-20 so as 
to make the State Personnel Act applicable to the Secretary of the North Caro- 
lina Firemen's Pension Fund. 

With a favorable report. 



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S. B. 73, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-7(f) to 
permit a person temporarily residing outside North Carolina to renew an oper- 
ator's license by mail. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Britt, and Campbell of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 509, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to authorize the Governor to disapprove legislation enacted by the 
General Assembly. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representatives Britt, Paschall, Campbell of Wilson, and Taylor of Wake: 

H. B. 510, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for the purchase 
of additional land at Bentonville State Historic Site. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Lilley and Elliott: 

H. B. 511, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for the develop- 
ment and construction of a Museum- Visitor Center for the Confederate Gun- 
boat C.S.S. Neuse. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Gentry and Short: 

H. B. 512, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 24-8 so as to 
permit interest at an agreed upon rate not in excess of 9 % on certain loans to 
corporations and real estate trusts between $30,000 and $100,000 and 10% on 
loans in excess of $100,000. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

And, 

H. B. 513, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 24-10 relative 
to 7% interest on residential loans so as to permit 8% interest on all real pro- 
perty direct reduction loans. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

By Representative McKnight: 

H. B. 514, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the insurance laws of North 
Carolina so as to provide for the assignment of rights and interests in group 
insurance and annuity contracts. 

Referred to Committee on Insurance. 



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By Representatives McKnight and Tolbert: 

H. B. 515, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt from income tax a portion 
of certain annuities purchased by charitable, etc., organizations or public schools. 

Referred to Committee on Insurance. 

By Representatives Twiggs, and Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 516, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the length of time the State 
Fair in Raleigh shall run. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 

By Representative Gregory: 

H. B. 517, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the codification and 
printing of the Machinery Act, the same being Chapter 310 of the Public Laws 
of 1939, as amended. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

And, 

H. B. 518, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the codification and print- 
ing of the Revenue Act, the same being Chapter 158 of the Public Laws of 1939, 
as amended. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Warlick and Beard: 

H. B. 519, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 112 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 relating to elections in the City of Newton. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representative Taylor of Transylvania: 

H. B. 520, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint two members to the Board 
of Education of Swain County. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Beatty, Soles, Lilley, and Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 521, a bill to be entitled an act providing for the registration of Land- 
scape Architects. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Leatherman: 

H. B. 522, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 115-36(A) 
relating to the length of a school day in the public schools. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

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H. B. 523, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes to provide limitations upon the use to be made of lists of employees 
furnished tax collectors. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 282, a bill to be entitled an act providing for the determination of the 
tenure of office for members of the City Council of the City of Roanoke Rapids. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

H. B. 381, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the removal of unauthor- 
ized motor vehicles from private parking lots in Wake and Robeson Counties. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Taylor of Wake the House concurs in the Senate 
amendment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 268, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing board of the 
City of Roxboro to make street and sidewalk improvements and to specially 
assess the cost thereof without a petition. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

S. B. 278, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 36 of the Session Laws 
of 1965 relating to the corporate limits of the Town of Farmville. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 238, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the City of Lumberton to 
levy and collect taxes within the areas of the city administrative unit which 
are outside the corporate limits. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

S. B. 240, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapters 160 and 97 of the 
General Statutes to authorize municipalities to establish auxiliary police de- 
partments and to provide workmen's compensation benefits to the members 
thereof. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

CALENDAR 
Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 366, a bill to be entitled an act amending the Charter of the City of 
New Bern in Craven County. 

Passes its third reading as amended by the following vote and is ordered 
engrossed and sent to the Senate. 



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Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, 
Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, 
Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, 
Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, 
Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson 
of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, 
Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, 
McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny 
of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey 
of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, 
Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, 
Tart. Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, 
Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson, and Wills — 116. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 412, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 552 Session Laws 
of 1957, the same being the Charter of the Town of Jefferson, so as to extend 
the corporate limits of said Town. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell 
of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, 
Elliott, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, 
Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, 
Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson 
of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, 
Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, 
McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of 
Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of 
Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, 
Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, 
Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, 
Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson, and Wills — 116. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 382, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the compensation of the Chairman 
and Members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 400, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-48.3, 
relating to the compensation of employees engaged in the County's ambulance 
service in Pasquotank County. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 411, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize Pasquotank County to 
enter into contracts for a retirement system. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 416, a bill to be entitled an act appointing the members of the Board 
of Education of Whiteville City School Administrative Unit. 

On motion of Representative Williamson consideration of the bill is post- 
poned until Wednesday, April 2, 1969. 

H. B. 419, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 456 of the 1965 
Session Laws relating to the salaries of certain officials of Pender County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 425, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing body of the 
Town of Red Springs, North Carolina, to appoint a City Manager and to pre- 
scribe his powers and duties. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 225, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-10.1 to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Johnston County to regulate 
garbage disposal. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 236, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a supplemental retirement 
fund for firemen in the City of Clinton and to modify the application of General 
Statutes 118-5, 118-6, and 118-7 to the City of Clinton. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 233, a bill to be entitled an act to require special reflective devices to be 
displayed on the rear of slow-moving vehicles such as farm tractors and im- 
plements of husbandry operated on highways between sunset and sunrise. 

Passes its third reading as amended and is ordered engrossed and sent to the 
Senate. 

H. B. 378, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint certain members of the Board 
of Education of the respective counties of North Carolina and to fix their terms 
of office. 

Representative Mitchell offers an amendment. 

Representative Johnson of Wake moves the amendment do lie upon the table. 
This motion prevails. 

Passes its third reading as amended and is ordered engrossed and sent to the 
Senate. 

S. B. 5, a bill to be entitled an act to make certain technical and clarifying 
amendments to General Statutes Chapter 9, "Jurors". 



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On motion of Representative Hicks the amendment sent forward by him on 
Monday, March 31, 1969, is withdrawn. 

On motion of Representative Jones of Mecklenburg the amendment offered 
by him on Monday, March 31, 1969, is withdrawn. 

Representative Jones of Mecklenburg offers an amendment. 

Representative Godwin of Craven offers an amendment. 

Representative Troxell moves the bill and amendments do lie upon the table. 
This motion fails. 

Representative Johnson of Wake offers an amendment. 

On motion of Representative Holshouser the rules are suspended in order to 
consider the amendment offered by Representative Johnson of Wake. 

Representative Johnson of Wake calls the previous question. The call is 
sustained. 

Now the question recurs to the adoption of the amendment offered by Re- 
presentative Johnson of Wake. The amendment is adopted. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake the amendments offered by 
Representative Jones of Mecklenburg and Representative Godwin of Craven 
are laid upon the table. 

Passes its third reading as amended and is ordered sent to the Senate for 
concurrence in House amendment. 

H. B. 268, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the broadcasting of certain 
public notices. 

Representative Ramsey of Person offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Baugh objects to the third reading and the bill remains on 
the Calendar. 

H. J. R. 305, a joint resolution urging the Appropriations Committees to 
fully review and act favorable upon the "B" Budget requests of the University 
of North Carolina School of Medicine for the means to develop and expand 
programs relating to community medical care, special education for North 
Carolina students, and family physician education. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin the bill is recommitted to 
the Committee on Appropriations. 

H. J. R. 306, a joint resolution authorizing and directing the Legislative 
Research Commission to study North Carolina's Health Manpower needs, 
measures to increase the supply, and means to accomplish indicated changes in 
the health care system. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



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S. B. 177, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 153-9(35 %) 
and 153-9(35 %) relating to the authority of Boards of County Commissioners 
to expend nontax and tax revenues for soil and water conservation so as to 
make said Statutes applicable to Caldwell County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. J. R. 198, a joint resolution urging the vocation guidance, recruitment and 
encouragement of students to enter premedical and medical education. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. J. R. 199, a joint resolution urging the three medical schools in the State 
to increase their output of physicians. 

On motion of Representative Eagles the bill is recommitted to the Com- 
mittee on Appropriations. 

S. J. R. 200, a joint resolution urging the strengthening of science and other 
facets of premedical education. 

On motion of Representative Eagles the bill is recommitted to the Committee 
on Appropriations. 

S. B. 215, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes so as to permit blind voters to select assistance without restriction. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



SIXTY-SEVENTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, April 2, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Gregory, S. B. 106, entitled "a bill to be entitled 
an act to provide for the certification of the existence and amounts of assess- 
ment liens against real property." is withdrawn from the Committee on Finance 
and re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Campbell of Mecklenburg, 
Carson and Hicks for today. 



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A leave of absence is granted Representative Barker for today, Thursday, 
and Friday. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Snyder for today and tomorrow. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on the 
Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Tart, for the Committee on Education: 

H. B. 313, a bill to be entitled an act to add two new members to the Green- 
ville City Board of Education and to provide that the City Council shall ap- 
point members to said Board of Education without any recommendation from 
such Board of Education. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 329, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the election of the Hoke 
County Board of Education. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 438, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 115-126 so 
as to authorize the Asheboro City Board of Education in Randolph County to 
lease school facilities to the City of Asheboro for a term of twenty-five years. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 502, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the maximum number of 
members of school committees to seven persons in Cumberland County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 503, a bill to be entitled an act appointing certain members of Fairmont 
City Board of Education. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 245, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 134 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 relating to vacancies occurring on the Board of Trustees of the 
Sanford Graded School District. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Gregory, for the Committee on Finance: 

H. B. 323, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt nonprofit, nonstock member- 
ship water corporations from ad valorem taxation in Burke County. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 404, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 118 of the General 
Statutes, relating to the North Carolina Firemen's Pension Fund, so as to ex- 
clude from gross income certain retirement benefits from the North Carolina 
Firemen's Pension Fund. 



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With a favorable report. 

H. B. 431, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing a refund of sales taxes paid 
by the First Baptist Church of Lexington. 

With an unfavorable report. 

S. B. 167, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-564.3 
relating to assessments on cattle so as to provide for assessments on all cattle 
sold. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 224, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Johnston County to levy 
Special Purpose Taxes for certain purposes. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Quinn, Johnson of Duplin and Mills: 

H. B. 524, a bill to be entitled an act to re-codify and clarify Chapter 108 of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina entitled, "Board of Public Welfare." 

Referred to Committee on Public Welfare. 

By Representatives Vogler, Baugh, Beatty, Campbell of Mecklenburg, 
Carons, Hicks, and Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 525, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 131, Sections 94 and 
97, Article 12 of the General Statutes of North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

And, 

H. B. 526, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345 re- 
lating to the prepayment of taxes and late interest charges in Mecklenburg 
County and the City of Charlotte. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 527, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 143-129 
relating to purchases by Mecklenburg County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Hege and Snyder: 

H. B. 528, a bill to be entitled an act relating to substitute trustees under 
Deeds of Trust, and providing for the validation of certain acts done by such 
substitute trustees before April 1, 1969. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 



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By Representative McMillan of Robeson: 

H. B. 529, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-37 and 
18-38 relating to the State Board of Alcoholic Control and the Director of the 
Board. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representative Mohn: 

H. B. 530, a bill to be entitled an act to furnish standards to administrative 
officers of State supported institutions of higher learning in making evaluations 
of guest speakers. 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education. 

By Representative Covington: 

H. B. 531, a bill to be entitled an act enabling Richmond County to hold a 
special election for the purpose of considering whether the County shall or 
shall not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one per cent upon the sale, use 
and other taxable transactions upon which the State now imposes a three per 
cent sales and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Bryan, Rose, Raynor and Carter: 

H. B. 532, a bill to be entitled an act to establish Liberty Point in Fayette- 
ville as a State historic site and to appropriate funds for certain purposes re- 
lating thereto. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Carter: 

H. B. 533, a bill to be entitled an act to allow Wildlife Protectors to transfer 
membership in the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System to the 
Law Enforcement Officers' Benefit and Retirement Fund. 

Referred to Committee on State Personnel. 

By Representatives DeBruhl, Harkins, Royall, McKnight, Penton, Snead, 
Auman, Stanford, and Campbell of Robeson: 

H. B. 534, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 18 of the General 
Statutes to establish a system of control of the consumption of alcoholic bever- 
ages through licensing of on-premises sale thereof. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representatives Tart, Barbee and McMillan of Robeson: 

H. B. 535, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the State Board of Edu- 
cation and local Boards of Education to engage in educational research and 
special educational projects. 



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Referred to Committee on Education. 

And, 

H. B. 536, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the State Board of Edu- 
cation to establish a program of individualized instruction for children in the 
public schools. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

And, 

H. B. 537, a bill to be entitled an act providing for the entry of the State into 
an interstate agreement on certification of educational personnel. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Jones of Rutherford, Falls and Mauney: 

H. B. 538, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salary of the Register of Deeds 
of Rutherford County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 539, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salary of the Sheriff of Ruther- 
ford County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Auman: 

H. B. 540, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-70 so as 
to clarify the status of county and municipal library employees. 

Referred to Committee on Library. 

By Representatives Wills and McKnight: 

H. B. 541, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-164.4(4) 
so as to exempt coin-operated laundries from the retail sales tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Barbee, Eagles and Fenner: 

H. B. 542, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and consolidate the Charter 
of the Town of Nashville, North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative McMichael: 

H. B. 543, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 115-166 so 
as to increase compulsory school age to eighteen. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Burrus and Roberson: 



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H. B. 544, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination, election 
and terms of office of members of the Washington County Board of Education. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 



Senate Chamber 
April 2, 1969 



Mr. Speaker: 



It is ordered that a message be sent your Honorable Body requesting that 
S. B. 115 "A bill to be entitled an act providing the City of Albemarle, North 
Carolina, alternative methods of assessing the cost of extending water and 
sewer lines", be returned for further consideration by the Senate. 

Respectfully, 
S/ Roy Rowe 
Principal Clerk 

Pursuant to the above request the bill is returned to the Senate. 

message from the senate 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. J. R. 255, a joint resolution requesting the Department of Motor Vheicles 
to change the numbering system currently employed in the issuance of official 
automobile registration plates to members of the General Assembly. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

S. B. 301, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-449 to 
provide an exemption from the State gasoline tax of motor fuels used in non- 
profit, non-public school transportation. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 412, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 552, Session Laws of 
1957, the same being the Charter of the Town of Jefferson, so as to extend the 
corporate limits of said town. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Bostian, 
Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell 
of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, 
DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, 
Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harris, Haynes, Hege, 



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Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson 
of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, 
Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, 
McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, 
Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, 
Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, 
Royall, Snead, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, 
Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, 
Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson and Wills — 109. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 416, a bill to be entitled an act appointing the members of the Board 
of Education of Whiteville City School Administrative Unit. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 453, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the discharge of firearms 
on or across any highway in Haywood County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 268, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the broadcasting of certain 
public notices. 

Representative Baugh offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Baugh offers a further amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its third reading as amended and is ordered engrossed and sent to 
the Senate. 

H. B. 251, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify provisions of Chapter 20 of 
the General Statutes concerning private and parochial school buses and school 
activity buses. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 405, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 118-20 so 
as to make the State Personnel Act applicable to the Secretary of the North 
Carolina Firemen's Pension Fund. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 73, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-7(f) to 
permit a person temporarily residing outside North Carolina to renew an oper- 
ator's license by mail. 

On motion of Representative Bryan, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered sent to the 
Senate for concurrence in House amendment. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



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SIXTY-EIGHTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Thursday, April 3, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House , reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Snead, the rules are suspended so that he may 
approach the well of the House and introduce a guest. Representative Snead 
presents Mr. F. P. Fensel, President of the North Carolina Azalea Festival who 
invited the members to come to Wilmington on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 
— April 10th through April 12th — to attend the Festival. Mr. Fensel also 
presents Miss Janet Evans, Teen-Age Princess of Wilmington who will be a 
hostess during the Festival. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the Honorable 
L. J. Phipps, a former member of the House from Orange County. 

On motion of Representative Twiggs, H. B. 487, entitled "a bill to be entitled 
an act to bring General Statutes 163-153(2) in conformance with General 
Statutes 163-45." and H. B. 488, entitled "a bill to be entitled an act to remove 
the local modification to General Statutes 163-69 as applicable to Wake 
County." are withdrawn from the Committee on Judiciary No. 2 and re-refer- 
red to the Committee on Election Laws. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Barr and Beard for tomorrow. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar as follows: 

By Representative Euliss, for the Committee on Corporations: 

Committee Substitute for H. B. 208, a bill to be entitled an act to create 
Chapter 55B of the General Statutes relating to the formation of corporations 
by persons duly licensed to render professional services, and defining the powers 
and responsibilities of such corporations and its members. 

With an unfavorable report as to committee substitute bill, favorable as to 
committee substitute to committee substitute bill. 

On motion of Representative Euliss, the substitute bill is adopted. 

On motion of Representative Euliss, the bill is placed on the Calendar for 
Tuesday, April 8, 1969. 



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H. B. 403, a bill to be entitled an act to implement Chapter 55B of the General 
Statutes relating to professional corporations, by amending certain other acts 
to conform. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Euliss, the bill is placed on the Calendar for 
Tuesday, April 8, 1969. 

By Representative Chase, for the Committee on Health: 

H. B. 307, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate $127,554.00 to the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina to establish a Professor of Family Medicine at the 
School of Medicine. 

With a favorable report as amended. 

On motion of Representative Chase, the bill is recommitted to Committee on 
Appropriations. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 160, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapters 14 and 15 of the 
General Statutes so as to abolish capital punishment. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Hofler, the substitute bill is adopted. 

On motion of Representative Hofler, the bill is placed on the Calendar for 
Tuesday, April 8, 1969. 

By Representative Auman, for the Committee on Library: 

H. B. 143, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate additional funds to 
maintain, improve, stimulate, increase and expend local public library facilities 
and operations in the State of North Carolina. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Auman, the bill is recommitted to Committee on 
Appropriations. 

H. B. 540, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-70 so as 
to clarify the status of county and municipal library employees. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 178, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of Commissioners 
for the County of Transylvania to fix the fees to be paid to the jailer for said 
County. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 209, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to prohibit any newly incorporated city or town from including any 
area within one mile of any existing incorporated city or town. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 317, a bill to be entitled an act to provide that no municipality may 
incorporate or annex area within one mile of the corporate limits of an existing 
municipality. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 343, a bill to be entitled an act to direct the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Rutherford County to invest the care, custody and control of the 
County Jail in the Sheriff of the County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 344, a bill to be entitled an act to direct the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Polk County to invest the care, custody and control of the County 
Jail in the Sheriff of the County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 355, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 26 of the private 
laws of 1935 affecting local schools in Davidson County. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 401, a bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the incorporation of any city 
or town within one mile of any other city or town. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 424, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Hickory to provide for the appointment of a special registration commissioner 
for City elections. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 427, a bill to be entitled an act to redefine and extend the corporate 
limits of the Town of Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 443, a bill to be entitled an act to change the style of the Town of 
Raeford to the City of Raeford and to change the name of the Board of Com- 
missioners to the City Council. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 444, a bill to be entitled an act to include Cumberland in the provisions 
for removal and disposal of trash and in the provisions regarding special as- 
sessments for water and sewer facilities. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 448, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the compensation of the Sheriff, 
Auditor and Register of Deeds of New Hanover County. 



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With a favorable report. 

H. B. 450, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the town limits of the Town 
of Robersonville in Martin County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 455, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal the Charter of the Town of 
West Bladenboro. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 457, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 355 of the Public- 
Local Laws of 1941 relating to elections in the Town of Aurora. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 458, a bill to be entitled an act to make Chapter 504 of the Session Laws 
of 1965 relating to historic buildings and sites, applicable to the City of Wilming- 
ton. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 462, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salary of the Register of Deeds 
of Haywood County. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 243, a bill to be entitled an act pertaining to the salaries of the Sheriff 
and Register of Deeds of Cherokee County. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 250, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 684 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 relating to the Charter of the City of King's Mountain. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Mills for the Committee on Roads: 

H. B. 485, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 136-1 re- 
lating to the membership of the State Highway Commission. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Britt and Phillips: 

H. B. 545, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to empower the voters to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Gover- 
nor for two consective terms. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representatives Soles and Williamson: 



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H. B. 546, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Boards of Commissioners 
for Brunswick and Columbus Counties to compensate constables for duties 
performed. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Boshamer and Godwin of Craven: 

H. B. 547, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Cape Carteret with reference to the election and meetings of the Board of Com- 
missioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Mayfield: 

H. B. 548, a bill to be entitled an act enabling Henderson County to hold a 
special election for the purpose of considering whether the county shall or shall 
not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one per cent upon the sale, use and 
other taxable transactions upon which the State now imposes a three per cent 
sales and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Godwin of Craven, Barker and Boshamer: 

H. B. 549, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the compensation of the 
Chairman and members of the Board of Education of Craven County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Reid and Rountree: 

H. B. 550, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Greenville City Board 
of Education of Pitt County, North Carolina, to appropriate and make available 
to East Carolina University the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars 
($100,000.00) for furnishing and equipping a new elementary laboratory school 
and to authorize the Board to convey to East Carolina University a tract of 
land on which to build and locate a new elementary laboratory school. 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education. 

By Representative Watkins: 

H. B. 551, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for disciplinary action by 
trustees and administrative officers of public educational institutions against 
students and employees thereof who obstruct or disrupt the operation of such 
institutions. 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education. 

By Representative Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 552, a bill to be entitled an act to provide an emergency appropriation 
from the General Fund for the purpose of supplementing the appropriation to 
North Carolina State University at Raleigh for the construction of a Nuclear 
Science and Engineering Research Center. 



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Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Penton and Snead: 

H. B. 553, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize settlement of taxes by the 
City of Wilmington and the County of New Hanover on property owned by the 
Wilmington Pony League, Inc., Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Warlick and Beard: 

H. B. 554, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Catawba County, to pre- 
scribe regulations relating to the listing of property for taxation in that County, 
and to authorize the division or combining of townships for tax listing purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Mayfield and Coble: 

H. B. 555, a bill to be entitled an act to create a presumption that the driver 
of a motor vehicle from which trash is dropped upon a highway is guilty of a 
violation of General Statutes 14-399. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Leatherman: 

H. B. 556, a bill to be entitled an act to validate the special bond election 
held in the Town of Lincolnton, North Carolina, on January 14, 1969. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Payne, Auman, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, 
Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bryan, Bumgardner, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, Carson, Church, Coble, Covington, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Haynes, 
Hege, Holshouser, Jemison, Johnson of Cabarrus, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones 
of Rutherford, Kincaid, Lilley, Mayfield, McDaniel, Messer, Mitchell, Mohn, 
Moore, Penton, Phillips, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rountree, Short, Soles, 
Speros, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, 
Warlick, Whitley, Williamson, and Wills: 

H. B. 557, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the General Statutes of North 
Carolina relating to the assignment of pupils and employees on public school 
buses so as to prohibit assignments in excess of the seating capacity of the 
public school buses. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Bradley: 

H. B. 558, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Town of Highlands in 
Macon County to make appropriations from nontax funds for certain public 
purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



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MESSAGE PROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 244, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the transfer of county 
prisoners to the State Department of Correction when county jail facilities are 
insufficient and inadequate, and to authorize the Council of State to assist the 
counties in paying the cost thereof in certain cases. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

H. B. Ill, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-20 to 
clarify the same relative to a chauffeur's license. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Paschall, the House concurs in the Senate 
amendment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 224, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Johnston County to levy 
special purpose taxes for certain purposes. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, 
Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, 
Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, 
Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of 
Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, 
Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, 
Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Ruther- 
ford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, Mc- 
Fadyen, McKnight, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, 
Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, 
Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, Speros, Stanford, 
Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, 
Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson, and 
Wills — 112. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

Representative Mitchell votes "Present". 

H. B. 313, a bill to be entitled an act to add two new members to the Green- 
ville City Board of Education and to provide that the City Council shall appoint 
members to said Board of Education without any recommendation from such 
Board of Education. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 329, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the election of the Hoke 
County Board of Education. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 438, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 115-126 so 
as to authorize the Asheboro City Board of Education in Randolph County to 
lease school facilities to the City of Asheboro for a term of twenty-five years. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 502, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the maximum number of 
members of school committees to seven persons in Cumberland County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 503, a bill to be entitled an act appointing certain members of Fairmont 
City Board of Education. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 245, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 134 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 relating to vacancies occurring on the Board of Trustees of the 
Sanford Graded School District. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 404, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 118 of the General 
Statutes relating to the North Carolina Firemen's Pension Fund, so as to ex- 
clude from gross income certain retirement benefits from the North Carolina 
Firemen's Pension Fund. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 167, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting General Statutes 106-564.3 
relating to assessments on cattle so as to provide for assessments on all cattle 
sold. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

S. J. R. 207. A Joint Resolution establishing a Wake County Bi-centennial 
Commission. 

H. J. R. 467. A Joint Resolution congratulating and commending the Red 
Springs High School's basketball team for their performance and sportsman- 
ship in winning the State 1-A Conference Basketball Championship. 

H. J. R. 492. A Joint Resolution in commemoration of the life and passing 
of Dwight David Eisenhower, Soldier, President, and revered citizen of world 
history. 



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S. B. 71. An Act reducing the term of office of the Asheville City Council 
to two years. 

S. B. 162. An Act to authorize the Thomasville City Board of Education 
to acquire certain land for a school site and to authorize purchase and payment 
of same on an installment basis. 

S. B. 209. An Act to amend General Statutes 153-5 to provide for staggered 
terms of office for the County Commissioners of Onslow County. 

S. B. 231. An Act extending the jurisdiction of the police officers of the City 
of Morganton in Burke County. 

S. B. 232. An Act to establish a Supplementary Pension Fund for Firemen 
in the Town of Elkin. 

S. B. 241. An Act authorizing the Wilkes County Board of Education to 
convey certain real property. 

H. B. 49. An Act to authorize County Boards of Elections to conduct a new 
registration of voters during the year 1969 pursuant to installing loose-leaf re- 
gistration as required by General Statutes 163-65. 

H. B. 282. An Act to eliminate the requirements that not less than two mem- 
bers of the Board of Education of the Asheboro City Administrative Unit 
reside in territory outside the City of Asheboro. 

S. J. R. 315. A Joint Resolution honoring the life and memory of the Honor- 
able Dwight David Eisenhower, former President of the United States. 

S. J. R. 198. A Joint Resolution urging the vocation guidance, recruitment 
and encouragement of students to enter premedical and medical education. 

H. B. 381. An Act to provide for the removal of unauthorized motor vehicles 
from private parking lots in Wake and Robeson Counties. 

S. B. 177. An Act amending General Statutes 153-9(35^) and 153-9(35%) 
relating to the authority of Boards of County Commissioners to expend nontax 
and tax revenues for soil and water conservation so as to make said Statutes 
applicable to Caldwell County. 

S. B. 215. An Act to amend Chapter 163 of the General Statutes so as to 
permit blind voters to select assistance without restriction. 

S. B. 225. An Act to amend General Statutes 153-10.1 to authorize the 
Board of County Commissioners of Johnston County to regulate garbage dis- 
posal. 

S. B. 236. An Act to provide a supplemental retirement fund for firemen in 
the City of Clinton and to modify the application of General Statutes 118-5, 
118-6, and 118-7 to the City of Clinton. 

H. B. 30. An Act to amend Chapter 105 of the General Statutes, relating to 
income tax, so as to exclude from gross income certain local law enforcement 
officers' retirement benefits. 



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H. B. 330. An Act to amend General Statutes 20-183.8 to allow thirty day- 
grace period for expired auto inspection certificates and to authorize one way 
trip permits to allow uninspected vehicles to travel to nearby inspection stations. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock A. M. 



SIXTY-NINTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Friday, April 4, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Falls, Green, Ramsey of Person, 
and Snyder for today. 

This day, April 4, 1969, being Good Friday, and the time set by the House 
for worship service, Mr. Speaker Vaughn announces a recess of the House in 
order that the members and legislative employees may join in the service. 

The Committee, heretofore appointed, offers the following service: 

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE 

April 4, 1969 

10:00 A.M. 

CALL TO WORSHIP 

HYMN "Crown Him With Many Crowns" 

(Verses 1 and 4) 

PRAYER Dr. Robert F. McKee 

Bethel Methodist Church 
Bethel, N. C. 

SPECIAL MUSIC "Hymn of the Last Supper" 

By Victoria Demarist 

Mrs. Kay Humphery, Soloist 

Mrs. Key Burns, Accompanist 

SCRIPTURE READING Rep. C.W.Phillips 

MEDITATION The Rev. Collins Kilburn 

BENEDICTION 



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GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE COMMITTEE 

Rep. R. D. McMillan, Chairman 
Rep. J. F. Mohn 
The Rev. Collins Kilburn 
Mrs. C. H. Pritchard 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Johnson of Wake, for the Committee on Appropriations: 

H. B. 552, a bill to be entitled an act to provide an emergency appropriation 
from the General Fund for the purpose of supplementing the appropriation 
to North Carolina State University at Raleigh for the construction of a Nuclear 
Science and Engineering Research Center. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Gentry, for the Committee on Election Laws: 

Senate Committee Substitute for H. B. 174, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend General Statutes 163-30 and General Statutes 163-31 regarding the oath 
of office and the time of the meeting of County Boards of Elections. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 519, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 112 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 relating to elections in the City of Newton. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 417, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 740 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 so as to make certain changes therein applicable to Forsyth 
County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 463, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Forest City, Chapter 2 of the Private Laws of 1925. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on today's Calendar. 

H. B. 464, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of Commissioners 
of the Town of Forest City in Rutherford County to regulate water, sewer, 
electric and other town utilities. 

With an unfavorable report. 



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H. B. 494, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize municipalities to transfer 
and convey cemetery property and perpetual care funds to religious and chari- 
table organizations. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 240, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapters 160 and 97 of the 
General Statutes to authorize municipalities to establish auxiliary police de- 
partments and to provide workmen's compensation benefits to the members 
thereof. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 249, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the clerk to the board of county 
commissioners. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Johnson of Duplin: 

H. B. 559, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify the small watershed laws with 
respect to project maintenance in Duplin, Pender, and Sampson Counties. 

Referred to Committee on Conservation and Development. 

By Representatives Roberson and Burrus: 

H. B. 560, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for the Belhaven 
Memorial Museum. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives McDaniel, Jemison, Horton, McKnight and Wills: 

H. B. 561, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 47 of the Session Laws 
of 1963, being the Charter of the Town of Kernersville. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Britt, and Campbell of Wilson: 

H. B. 562, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to provide for a reassignment of the Escheats. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representative Britt: 

H. B. 563, a bill to be entitled an act extending the time for municipal govern- 
ing boards to fix their own compensation in 1969. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 



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H. B. 564, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the compensation and allow- 
ances of the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Clayton. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Gregory: 

H. B. 565, a bill to be entitled an act to provide special tax refunds to senior 
citizens of North Carolina whose financial resources are limited. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Euliss: 

H. B. 566, a bill to be entitled an act to provide supplemental retirement 
funds for firemen in the City of Burlington and to modify the application of 
General Statutes 118-5, General Statutes 118-6, and General Statutes 118-7 
to the City of Burlington. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Phillips and Jernigan: 

H. B. 567, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina so as to require that Judges and Solicitors be licensed attorneys and 
to require the General Assembly to establish a mandatory retirement age for 
Judges and procedures for the disciplining and removal of Judicial officers. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representatives Andrews, Britt, Jernigan, and Phillips: 

H. B. 568, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to require the General Assembly to reduce the State Administrative 
Department to 25 and to authorize the Governor to reorganize the Admini- 
strative Departments subject to legislative approval. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

By Representatives Beam, Stevens, DeBruhl, and Harkins: 

H. B. 569, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for the historic 
Carson House in McDowell County. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Reid and Rountree: 

H. B. 570, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 79 of the Session Laws 
of 1965 to change the time of election in the Town of Ayden. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Andrews, Britt, Jernigan, and Phillips: 

H. B. 571, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Constitution of North 
Carolina to authorize trial upon information and the waiver of jury trial in 
noncapital cases, subject to regulations prescribed by the General Assembly. 

Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 



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MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 65, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes so as to permit voting precincts to include voters from one or more 
townships. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

H. B. 416, a bill to be entitled an act appointing the members of the Board 
of Education of Whiteville City School Administrative Unit. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Williamson the House concurs in the Senate 
amendment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 224, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Johnston County to levy 
special purpose taxes for certain purposes. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered enrolled. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Baugh, Beam, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, 
Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of 
Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, 
Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Fenner, Frye, 
Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of 
Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones 
of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, McDaniel, Mc- 
Fayden, McKnight, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, 
Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, 
Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, 
Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, Speros, 
Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor 
of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, William- 
son, and Wills — 105. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 427, a bill to be entitled an act to redefine and extend the corporate 
limits of the Town of Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina. 

Passes it second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Baugh, Beam, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, 
Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of 
Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, 



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Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Fenner, Frye, 
Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of 
Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones 
of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, McDaniel, Mc- 
Fadyen, McKnight, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, 
Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, 
Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, 
Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, Speros, 
Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor 
of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, William- 
son, and Wills — 105. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 178, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of Commissioners 
for the County of Transylvania to fix the fees to be paid to the jailer for said 
County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 343, a bill to be entitled an act to direct the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Rutherford County to invest the care, custody and control of the 
County Jail in the Sheriff of the County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 344, a bill to be entitled an act to direct the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Polk County to invest the care, custody and control of the County 
Jail in the Sheriff of the County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 424, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Hickory to provide for the appointment of a special registration commissioner 
for City elections. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 443, a bill to be entitled an act to change the style of the Town of Rae- 
ford to the City of Raeford and to change the name of the Board of Commis- 
sioners to the City Council. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 444, a bill to be entitled an act to include Cumberland in the provisions 
for removal and disposal of trash and in the provisions regarding special as- 
sessments for water and sewer facilities. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 448, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the compensation of the Sheriff, 
Auditor and Register of Deeds of New Hanover County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



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H. B. 450, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the town limits of the Town of 
Robersonville in Martin County. 

On motion of Representative Everett consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Monday, April 7, 1969. 

H. B. 455, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal the Charter of the Town of 
West Bladenboro. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 457, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 355 of the Public- 
Local Laws of 1941 relating to elections in the Town of Aurora. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 458, a bill to be entitled an act to make Chapter 504 of the Session Laws 
of 1965, relating to historic buildings and sites, applicable to the City of Wil- 
mington. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 
H. B. 462, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salary of the Register of Deeds 
of Haywood County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 463, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Forest City, Chapter 2 of the Private Laws of 1925. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 243, a bill to be entitled an act pertaining to the salaries of the Sheriff 
and Register of Deeds of Cherokee County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 250, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 684 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 relating to the Charter of the City of Kings Mountain. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 401, a bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the incorporation of any city 
or town within one mile of any other city or town. 

On motion of Representative Reid the bill is recommitted to the Committee 
on Judiciary No. 2. 

H. B. 485, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 136-1 re- 
lating to the membership of the State Highway Commission. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Taylor of Transylvania objects to the third reading and the 
bill remains on the Calendar. 

H. B. 540, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-70 so 
as to clarify the status of county and municipal library employees. 

I asses its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



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On motion of Representative Frye, duly seconded, the House adjourns in 
honor and memory of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. 



SEVENTIETH DAY 



House op Representatives 
Saturday, April 5, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative Taylor of Wake, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker Pro 
Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Mr. Joe Moore, Sergeant-at-Arms Staff. 

Representative Twiggs, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of the 
House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, and 
without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet Monday night at 8 o'clock. 



SEVENTY-FIRST DAY 

House of Representatives 
Monday night, April 7, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 

Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Elliott, and Johnson of Cabarrus 
for tonight. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Auman and Church for Tues- 
day, April 8, 1969. 

An indefinite leave of absence due to illness is granted Representatives God- 
win of Craven and Snyder. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 



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H. B. 340, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 14-111.2 
relating to obtaining ambulance services without intending to pay therefor, so 
as to make the same applicable to Catawba County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 341, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 14-111.3 
relating to making false ambulance requests, so as to make the same applicable 
to Catawba County. 

With an unfavorable report. 

S. B. 112, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the creation of a tenancy 
by the entirety in the division of land. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 120, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Federal Tax Lien Regi- 
stration Act to comply with the Federal Tax Lien Act of 1966. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Barr, for the Committee on Wildlife Resources: 

H. B. 316, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the propagation and labeling 
and sale of quail so as to permit the processing and sale of quail carcasses for 
food. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Roberson and Burrus: 

H. B. 572, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 1097 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 relating to the compensation of the Board of Commissioners of 
Tyrell County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 573, a bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the hunting or taking of bear 
in Tyrell County. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife. 

By Representative Speros: 

H. B. 574, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing body of the 
Town of Fairmont, North Carolina, to appoint a City Manager and to pre- 
scribe his powers and duties. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

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H. B. 575, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the appointment of mem- 
bers of the City Board of Education of Hendersonville, and to fix their term 
of office. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

And, 

H. B. 576, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the issuance of school 
building bonds and notes in behalf of the Hendersonville City Administrative 
Unit as a special bond tax unit and the levy of taxes within such unit for the 
payment of the principal and interest of such bonds and notes. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

And, 

H. B. 577, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the issuance of school 
building bonds and notes in behalf of the Henderson County administrative 
unit as a special bond tax unit and the levy of taxes within such unit for the 
payment of the principal and interest of such bonds and notes. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Barker, Boshamer, and Godwin of Craven: 

H. B. 578, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 1281 of the 1957 
Session Laws relating to the Charter of the City of New Bern in Craven County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Stanford: 

H. B. 579, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 1193 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 authorizing the Town of Chapel Hill to exchange certain real 
estate. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 580, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Town of Chapel Hill 
to establish an off-street parking fund. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Watkins, Stevens and Carson: 

H. B. 581, a bill to be entitled an act to allow judges to issue limited driving 
permits to persons convicted of first offenses of driving while under the in- 
fluence of intoxicating liquor. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 582, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for uniform application of 
General Statutes enabling municipalities to annex contiguous areas and to 
remove county exemptions. 



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Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Boshamer and Barker: 

H. B. 583, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the bringing of actions for 
the enforcement of taxes by Carteret County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 584, a bill to be entitled an act to extend police jurisdiction of the Town 
of Atlantic Beach. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Euliss: 

H. B. 585, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds to the State Board 
of Education to provide school bus service for special education pupils not pre- 
sently transported. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Burrus and Roberson: 

H. B. 586, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Session Laws with special pro- 
visions for building permits in Dare County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Love: 

H. B. 587, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 130 of the General 
Statutes so as to provide that sanitary districts may acquire distribution systems 
located outside the district. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Strickland: 

H. B. 588, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 165 of 
the General Statutes to provide scholarships for eligible recipients for the pur- 
pose of attending private educational institutions of higher learning. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Stewart: 

H. B. 589, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 143 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina relating to procedure for the letting of public con- 
tracts by the City of Gastonia. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Repesentatives Campbell of Wilson, and Paschall: 

H. B. 590, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the removal of unauthor- 
ized motor vehicles from private parking lots in Wilson County. 



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Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Harkins, DeBruhl, Stevens and Beam: 

H. B. 591, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1101 of the Session 
Laws of 1959 relating to the appointment and terms of members of the Asheville 
Library Board. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Beard and Warlick: 

H. B. 592, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a supplemental retirement 
fund for firemen in the City of Newton and to modify the application of General 
Statutes 118-5, General Statutes 118-6, and General Statutes 118-7 to the City 
of Newton. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Beatty and Short: 

H. B. 593, a bill to be entitled an act to permit certain minors to enter into 
legally binding contracts. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representative McKnight: 

H. B. 594, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 153-246, 
relating to joint performance of administrative functions by local governments. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Godwin of Gates, and Culpepper: 

H. B. 595, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 1013 of the Session 
Laws of 1961 being the Charter of the Town of Edenton to redefine the cor- 
porate limits. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Taylor of Transylvania: 

H. B. 596, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the membership of the Ad- 
visory Budget Commission so as to give representation to the minority poli- 
tical party. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 300, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination and election 
of the members of the Board of Education of Johnston County. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 



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S. B. 306, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 993, Session Laws of 
1949, to make more definite the outside boundaries of Pinehurst, Moore County, 
North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 307, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Greensboro City Board 
of Education and the City of Greensboro to enter into contracts whereby the 
Board of Education may furnish the city certain services in connection with 
the city's recreation programs. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 309, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the creation and organization 
of a Housing Appeals Board to which appeals may be taken from the decision 
of the Building Inspector upon any provision of the Housing Code of the Town 
of Mount Airy in Surry County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 427, a bill to be entitled an act to redefine and extend the corporate 
limits of the Town of Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered sent to the 
Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell 
of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, 
Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, 
Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, 
Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, 
Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, 
McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, Mc- 
Millan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, 
Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of 
Madison, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, 
Snead, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of 
Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, 
Watkins, Williamson and Wills — 108. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 450, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the town limits of the Town 
of Robersonville in Martin County. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 



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Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell 
of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, 
Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, 
Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, 
Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, 
Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robe- 
son, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, 
Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ram- 
sey of Madison, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, 
Royall, Snead, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, 
Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, 
Warlick, Watkins, Williamson and Wills — 108. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 417, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 740 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 so as to make certain changes therein applicable to Forsyth 
County. 

On motion of Representative McKnight, the Committee amendment is 
adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 519, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 112 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 relating to elections in the City of Newton. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 485, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 136-1 re- 
lating to the membership of the State Highway Commission. 

Representative Horton moves consideration of the bill be postponed until 
Wednesday, April 16, 1969. This motion fails. 

Representative Mills calls the previous question. This motion prevails. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

Senate Committee Substitute to H. B. 174, a bill to be entitled an act to 
amend General Statutes 163-30 and General Statutes 163-31 regarding the oath 
of office and the time of the meeting of County Boards of Elections. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 494, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize municipalities to transfer 
and convey cemetery property and perpetual care funds to religious and chari- 
table organizations. 

On motion of Representative Gregory, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Wednesday, April 9, 1969. 



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H. B. 552, a bill to be entitled an act to provide an emergency appropriation 
from the General Fund for the purpose of supplementing the appropriation to 
North Carolina State University at Raleigh for the construction of a Nuclear 
Science and Engineering Research Center. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 240, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapters 160 and 97 of the 
General Statutes to authorize municipalities to establish auxiliary police de- 
partments and to provide workmen's compensation benefits to the members 
thereof. 



Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 249, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the clerk 
ounty Commissioners. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

H. B. 111. An Act to amend General Statutes 20-20 to clarify the same 
relative to a chauffeur's license. 

S. B. 73. An Act to amend General Statutes 20-7(f ) to permit a person tem- 
porarily residing outside North Carolina to renew an operator's license by mail. 

S. B. 167. An Act rewriting General Statutes 106-564.3 relating to assess- 
ments on cattle so as to provide for assessments on all cattle sold. 

S. B. 245. An Act to amend Chapter 134 of the Session Laws of 1967 re- 
lating to vacancies occurring on the Board of Trustees of the Sanford Graded 
School District. 

H. B. 142. An Act to amend General Statutes 20-17. 1(b), General Statutes 
20-23.1, General Statutes 20-141.3(f), General Statutes 20-279.13(c), General 
Statutes 20-279.14, and General Statutes 20-279. 16(b), to remove therefrom 
provisions relative to furnishing proof of financial responsibility. 

H. B. 190. An Act relating to funeral and burial trust funds. 

H. B. 291. An Act abolishing the salary of the Constable of Henderson 
Township in Vance County. 

H. B. 294. An Act to amend General Statutes 163-117 so as to provide for 
numbered seats in the Forty-First District of the House of Representatives. 

H. B. 309. An Act to amend General Statutes 163-151 relating to single shot 
voting so as to make Section 3, Subsection (b) thereof inapplicable to Hoke 
County. 

H. B. 352. An Act to amend Chapter 93A of the General Statutes relating 
to real estate brokers and salesmen. 



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H. B. 141. An Act relating to right of appeal in drainage district hearings. 

H. B. 226. An Act to provide an election or referendum for certain areas in 
Rockingham County on the question of whether or not they shall be annexed 
to the Madison-Mayodan City Administrative Unit. 

H. B. 292. An Act to amend Chapter 215 of the Public-Local Laws of 1931, 
relating to fox hunting in Hoke and other counties so as to exempt Hoke County 
from the provisions of said Act. 

H. B. 299. An Act relating to hunting from public roads in Duplin County. 

H. B. 333. An Act to amend General Statutes 105-345, fixing discounts for 
prepayment of taxes in Johnston County. 

H. B. 363. An Act to extend the time for incorporation of a municipal cor- 
poration in Lincoln County. 

H. B. 372. An Act to allow petition by fifty percent of the property owners 
for street improvement in Lincolnton. 

H. B. 407. An Act to make General Statutes 68-38, relating to depredation 
of domestic fowls, applicable in Wilkes County. 

H. B. 423. An Act to reactivate the Charter of the Town of Arapahoe, and 
to appoint the Mayor and Commissioners. 

H. B. 416. An Act appionting the members of the Board of Education of 

Whiteville City School Administrative Unit. 

S. B. 224. An Act authorizing Johnston County to levy special purpose 
taxes for certain purposes. 

S. B. 243. An Act pertaining to the salaries of the Sheriff and Register of 
Deeds of Cherokee County. 

S. B. 250. An Act to amend Chapter 684 of the Session Laws of 1947 relating 
to the Charter of the City of Kings Mountain. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



SEVENTY-SECOND DAY 

House of Representatives 
Tuesday, April 8, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and Op- 
eration of the House, reports the Journal of Monday night has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 



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On motion of Representative DeBruhl, the rules are suspended so that he 
may present a special guest, Mr. C. Marcelle Williams, Commander of the 
American Legion, who approaches the dais and makes a few remarks. 

On motion of Representative Falls, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Jack Palmer, a former member of the House from Cleveland 
County. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Burrus, Short, Soles and 
Snyder for today. 

Report of committees 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Jernigan, for the Committee on Conservation and De- 
velopment: 

H. B. 347, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article IB of Chapter 113 of 
the General Statutes relating to State aid to airports so as to provide that the 
State may participate in up to fifty per cent of the costs of certain projects. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 559, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify the small watershed laws with 
respect to project maintenance in Duplin, Pender and Sampson Counties. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. B. 33, a bill to entitled an act to amend Chapter 20, Article 2, of the 
General Statutes of North Carolina by adding thereto new subsections desig- 
nated General Statutes 20-17(9) and General Statutes 20-19(h) increasing the 
penalty for excessive speed to avoid apprehension by a peace officer. 

With a unfavorable report. 

H. B. 115, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Part 10, Article 3 of the 
Motor Vehicles Act of 1937 to create an offense of unlawful flight to avoid 
apprehension. 

With an unfavorable report. 

S. B. 214, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-183.2(c) 
concerning safety equipment inspections of motor vehicles sold at retail. 

With a favoable report. 

S. B. 237, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for a period of probation 
when a new driver's license is issued under the provisions of General Statutes 
20-19(e). 

With a favorable report. 



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S. J. R. 255, a joint resolution requesting the Department of Motor Vehicles 
to change the numbering system currently employed in the issuance of official 
automobile registration plates to members of the General Assembly. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

H. B. 99, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-200 re- 
lating to abandoned motor vehicles. 

With a unfavorable report. 

H. B. 122, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 15-41 so 
as to authorize peace officers to arrest without warrant persons for whom an 
unserved warrant has been issued. 

With a favoable report. 

H. B. 210, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 14-256 re- 
lating to punishment for escape from lawful custody so as to make it a felony 
to escape from lawful custody. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 422, a bill to be entitled an act to increase from three hundred dollars 
($300.00) to five hundred dollars ($500.00) the amount of a child's yearly al- 
lowance for support allotted from a parent's estate. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 459, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 10-1, re- 
lating to notaries public, so as to provide for terms of five years instead of two 
years. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 266, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the commissioners of Caswell 
County to execute warranty deeds. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 224, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Paragraph (c) of Rule 30 of 
Section 1, Chapter 1-A of the General Statutes so as to require a party taking 
a deposition to furnish a copy of the same upon request. 

With a favorable report as amended. 

H. B. 486, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 5, Chapter 87, Section 
64 of the General Statutes relating to examination, renewal and reinstatement 
fees for persons and firms engaged in refrigeration contracting. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 95, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 28-174, re- 
lating to damages recoverable for death by wrongful act. 



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With a favorable report. 

By Representative Messer for the Committee on Manufacturers and Labor: 

S. B. 171, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 95-86 so as 
to increase the persons and occupations covered by the Minimum Wage Act. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Roberson: 

H. B. 597, a bill to be entitled an act to rename the Division of Forestry of 
the Department of Conservation and Development as the "North Carolina 
Forest Service". 

Referred to Committee on Conservation and Development. 
By Representative Johnson of Duplin: 

H. B. 598, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the election of the Mayor 
and Commissioners of the Town of Rose Hill. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Bryan: 

H. B. 599, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 113-35 re- 
lating to forest nurseries operated by the Department of Conservation and 
Development so as to clarify the uses which may be made of forest tree seeds 
and seedlings. 

Referred to Committee on Conservation and Development. 

By Representative Beam and DeBruhl: 

H. B. 600, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the membership of the Mc- 
Dowell County Board of Commissioners and to provide for their term of office 
and election. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Phillips, Ridenour, Payne, Coble, Frye and Short: 

H. B. 601, a bill to be entitled an act enabling Guilford County to hold a 
special election for the purpose of considering whether the county shall or shall 
not impose and levy a Sales and Use Tax of one per cent upon the sale, use 
and other taxable transactions upon which the State now imposes a three per 
cent Sales and Use Tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Ridenour, Phillips, Coble, Payne and Frye: 



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H. B. 602, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 24-A of Chapter 153 
of the General Statutes of North Carolina relating to special assessments for 
water and sewer facilities. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Beatty: 

H. B. 603, a bill to be entitled an act to classify intangible personal property 
owned by individuals sixty-five years of age and older and to relieve such pro- 
perty from assessment for taxation. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Blake and Garner: 

H. B. 604, a bill to be entitled an act requiring new voter registration in 
counties. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

And, 

H. B. 605, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the issuance of school 
building bonds and notes in behalf of the Randolph County Administrative 
Unit as a special bond tax unit and the levy of taxes within such unit for the 
payment of the principal and interest of such bonds and notes. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Messer and Gentry: 

H. B. 606, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes so as to authorize the State Board of Elections to render legal assistance 
to County Boards of Elections. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representatives Boshamer and Barker: 

H. B. 607, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of County 
Commissioners of Carteret County to expend tax funds for library purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 
By Representative Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 608, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 148-23, 
regulating the conduct of prison employees. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Johnson of Wake, McMillan of Wake, Taylor of Wake 
and Twiggs: 

H. B 609, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 50 of the North Caro- 
lina Session Laws of 1935 entitled "An act to create a Civil Service Commission 
for the Fire Department and Police Department of the City of Raleigh and to 
provide the necessary machinery and rules for the organization and operation 
for said Civil Service Commission and departments." 



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Referred to Committee on Local Government. 
And, 

H. B. 610, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 10 and 22(7) of the 
Charter of the City of Raleigh (Chapter 1184 of the Session Laws of North 
Carolina, 1949, as amended). 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Love and Short: 

H. B. 611, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article 21 of Chapter 130 of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina relating to medical examiners. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Love: 

H. B. 612, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 113-81.1 
relating to forest services rendered by the Department of Conservation and 
Development so as to provide for additional services. 

Referred to Committee on Conservation and Development. 

By Representative Taylor of Transylvania: 

H. B. 613, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the minimum punishment for 
larceny of fish from commercial or State fish hatcheries. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 
By Representatives Williamson and Soles: 

H. B. 614, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing board of the 
Town of Lake Waccamaw to regulate the subdivision of the land in and around 
said Town and within 2,000 feet inland around the boundaries of Lake Wac- 
camaw. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 
By Representative Collins: 

H. B. 615, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the position of Tax Collector, 
Tax Supervisor and Treasurer of Alleghany County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and dis- 
posed of as follows: 

S. B. 211, a bill to be entitled an act pertaining to those persons who are 
eligible to instruct persons studying to become registered nurses. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 

S. B. 297, a bill to be entitled an act to set the salary of the Buncombe County 
Board of Commissioners. 



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Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 289, a bill to be entitled an act to provide an election or referendum for 
a certain area in Robeson County on the question of whether or not it shall be 
annexed to the Lumberton City Administrative Unit and be subject to the school 
taxes levied in the Lumberton City Administrative Unit if so annexed. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

S. B. 292, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 6 A of Chapter 153 of 
the General Statutes relating to the salaries of appointive and elective county 
officials and employees so as to make it applicable to Wilson County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 450, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the town limits of the Town 
of Robersonville in Martin County. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Barbee, 
Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, 
Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Camp- 
bell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Clark, Coble, 
Collins, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, 
Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, 
Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robe- 
son, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, 
Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, 
Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Snead, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, 
Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, 
Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson, and Wills — 110. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 340, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 14-111.2 
relating to obtaining ambulance services without intending to pay therefor, 
so as to make the same applicable to Catawba County. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates the Committee amendment 
is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 120, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Federal Tax Lien Regi- 
stration Act to comply with the Federal Tax Lien Act of 1966. 



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Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Barbee, 
Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, 
Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Campbell of Mecklenburg, 
Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Clark, 
Coble, Collins, Culpepper, DeBryhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fen- 
ner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, 
Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, 
McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, 
Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, 
Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Snead, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, 
Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, 
Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson and Wills — 110. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 160, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapters 14 and 15 of the 
General Statutes so as to abolish capital punishment. 

Representative Holshouser offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Johnson of Cabarrus offers an amendment which fails of 
adoption. 

Representative Lilley moves the bill be laid upon the table. 

Representative Williamson calls for the "ayes" and "noes" on the question. 

The bill is laid on the table by the following vote: 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Barbee, Barker, Barr, 
Beam, Billings, Blake, Boger, Bostian, Bradley, Bumgardner, Campbell of 
Wilson, Carter, Collins, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Everett, Falls, 
Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, 
Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Horton, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Jones of 
Rutherford, Kincaid, Lilley, Love, Martin, McDaniel, McFadyen, McMillan 
of Robeson, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Penny of Harnett, Penton, 
Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Rhyne, Rose, 
Rountree, Snead, Speros, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, 
Vogler, Watkins, Whitley, and Williamson — 68. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Andrews, Baugh, Beard, 
Beatty, Boshamer, Britt, Bryan, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of 
Robeson, Carson, Chase, Clark, Coble, Frye, Holshouser, Jemison, Johnson of 
Cabarrus, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Leatherman, Mauney, 
Mayfield, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Payne, Penny 
of Durham, Phillips, Ridenour, Royall, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Taylor of 
Transylvania, Twiggs, Warlick and Wills — 38. 



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The following pairs are announced: Representative Fenner votes "aye", 
were Representative Short present he would vote "noe"; Representative Reid 
votes "aye", were Representative Auman present he would vote "noe"; Re- 
presentative Roberson votes "noe", were Representative Burrus present he 
would vote "aye". 

H. B. 208, a bill to be entitled an act to create Chapter 55B of the General 
Statutes relating to the formation of corporations by persons duly licensed to 
render professional services, and denning the powers and responsibilities of 
such corporations and its members. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake consideration of the bill is 
postponed until Wednesday, April 9, 1969. 

H. B. 403, a bill to be entitled an act to implement Chapter 55B of the 
General Statutes relating to professional corporations, by amending certain 
other acts to conform. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake consideration of the bill is 
postponed until Wednesday, April 9, 1969. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



SEVENTH-THIRD DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, April 9, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Collins, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of 
the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, 
and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

On motion of Representative Jones of Rutherford, the rules are suspended 
so that the Director of the Rutherford Vocation Workshop, Mr. W. D. Swofford 
may present pupils and teachers of that workshop. Mr. Swofford makes a few 
remarks and calls attention to the gift placed on the members desks. This 
gift is a name plaque for each member which was made by the students, assisted 
by Mr. Swofford and Representative Jones. 

On motion of Representative Lilley, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Joe Horton, a former member of the House from Green 
County. 

On motion of Representatives Penny of Harnett and Love, the courtesies of 
the floor are extended to the Honorable H. D. Mabe, Jr., a former member of 
the House from Harnett County. 



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On motion of Representative Chase, the rules are suspended so that she may 
present a special guest, Mrs. Burton Joseph, President of the National Associa- 
tion of Mental Health. Mrs. Joseph approaches the dais and makes a few re- 
marks. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the Honorable 
Addison Hewlett, former Speaker and member from New Hanover County, 
and to the Honorable William Hill, a former member from New Hanover 
County. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Penton for Friday, April 11, 
1969. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative McMillan of Robeson, for the Committee on Alcoholic 
Beverage Control: 

S. B. 228, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 196, Session Laws of 
1967, to authorize the appointment of ABC Officers in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, 
and to specify their jurisdiction. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 229, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 195, Session Laws of 
1967, to authorize the appointment of ABC officers in the City of Concord and 
to specify their jurisdiction. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Short, for the Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts: 

H. B. 153, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 7A-171 
relating to the appointment of magistrates so as to provide for their appoint- 
ment by the chief district judge. 

With an unfavorable report. 

By Representative Tart, for the Committee on Education: 

H. B. 118, a bill to be entitled an act directing the State Board of Education 
to conduct a study as to the feasibility of introducing into the Public School 
System curriculum instruction in the Environment and Natural Resources and 
appropriating funds for said study. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

On motion of Representative Tart the bill is recommitted to Committee on 
Appropriations. 

H. B. 520, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint two members to the Board 
of Education of Swain County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 



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H. B. 544, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination, election 
and terms of office of members of the Washington County Board of Education. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. B. 207, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 20 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina increasing the driver license revocation time for 
excessive speed to avoid apprehension and creating a new offense of unlawful 
flight to avoid apprehension. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Paschall the substitute bill is adopted. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Mc Michael: 

H. B. 616, a bill to be entitled an act to allow persons residing within annexed 
areas of the Town of Mayodan to vote and to be eligible for office in the munici- 
pal election of 1969. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Watkins, and Ramsey of Person: 

H. B. 617, a bill to be entitled an act to make General Statutes 160-61.1, 
relating to warranty deeds, applicable to Granville County and the munici- 
palities therein. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Beatty, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Mohn, McMillan of Robe- 
son, Love, Covington, Church, Speros, Soles, McFadyen, Blake, Strickland, 
Jones of Mecklenburg, Stewart, and Everett: 

H. B. 618, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds to provide for 
capital improvements at institutions and units of the Community College 
System. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Vogler, Beatty, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Hicks, and 
Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 619, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 216 of the Session 
Laws of 1967, being a part of the Charter of the City of Charlotte, Mecklen- 
burg County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



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By Representatives Vogler, Beatty, Baugh, Campbell of Mecklenburg, 
Hicks, and Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 620, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 713 of the Session 
Laws of 1965, being the Charter of the City of Charlotte in Mecklenburg 

County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Boshamer, Godwin of Craven, and Barker: 

H. B. 621, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for historical pre- 
servation, research, and restoration in Carteret County. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Speros, Martin, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Paschall, 
Britt, Stewart, and Royall: 

H. B. 622, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 45 of Chapter 1 of the 
General Statutes relating to arbitration and award. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Mayfleld: 

H. B. 623, a bill to be entitled an act creating the Hendersonville — Hender- 
son County Study Commission of the municipalities within, and the County 
of, Henderson. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Boger and Tolbert, by request: 

H. B. 624, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Davie County, in their discretion, to levy a tax for the support 
and maintenance of the Davie Public Library. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Auman and Tart: 

H. B. 625, a bill to be entitled an act to provide state-supported summer 
public school programs. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Short, Raynor, Speed and Reid: 

H. B. 626, a bill to be entitled an act to prescribe certain rights of individuals 
relative to the obtaining of chiropractic services from practitioners of chiro- 
practic licensed by the State. 

Referred to Committee on Insurance. 

By Representatives Short, Snyder and Rountree: 

H. B. 627, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and clarify the jurisdiction and 
procedures applicable to children in the District Court. 



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Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representative Stanford: 

H. B. 628, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Chapel Hill so as to authorize local improvements and assessment without 
petition. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 629, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 87 of the Session 
Laws of 1961 relating to the Charter of the Town of Chapel Hill. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Leatherman: 

H. B. 630, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 893 of the 1967 
Session Laws authorizing election or referendum on the question of reorganizing 
and merging the Lincoln County School Administrative Unit and the Lincoln- 
ton City Administrative Unit into one school administrative unit under one 
Board of Education so as to provide, in the event merger is approved by the 
electorate, the "Joint Lincoln County Board of Education" shall assume the 
administration of the Lincoln County Public Schools on August 15, 1969. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Mills: 

H. B. 631, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes to provide for the listing of inventories for ad valorem tax purposes 
at a valuation consistent with value reported on income tax returns. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Eagles, Britt, Church, McMillan of Robeson, Jernigan, 
Barbee, Everett, Fenner, Tart, Blake, and Johnson of Duplin: 

H. B. 632, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 115A of the General 
Statutes relating to equitable distribution of capital outlay funds to institutional 
units of the Community College System. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. J. R. 137, a joint resolution directing the Department of Motor Vehicles 
to initiate, with the approval of the Governor, a system ofsemi-permanent 
registration plates for motor vehicles in lieu of the annual plate system now in 
effect. 

Referred to Committee on Roads. 



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Committee Substitute for S. B. 251, a bill to be entitled an act relating to 
meetings of the Board of County Commissioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 280, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 55-67(b) 
relating to the voting of corporate stock. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

S. B. 344, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a supplemental retirement 
fund for firemen in the City of Fayetteville and to modify the application of 
General Statutes 118-5, 118-6, and 118-7 to the City of Fayetteville. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 559, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify the small watershed laws with 
respect to project maintenance in Duplin, Pender and Sampson Counties. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, 
Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, 
Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, 
Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Jernigan, 
Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, 
Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, 
McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, 
Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, 
Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, Speros, Stanford, 
Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, 
Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson, and 
Wills — 113. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

S. B. 266, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the commissioners of Caswell 
County to execute warranty deeds. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 120, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Federal Tax Lien Regi- 
stration Act to comply with the Federal Tax Lien Act of 1966. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates consideration of the bill is 
postponed until Friday, April 11, 1969. 



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H. B. 486, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 5, Chapter 87, Section 
64 of the General Statutes relating to examination, renewal and reinstatement 
fees for persons and firms engaged in refrigeration contracting. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, 
Elliott, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, 
Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, 
Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of 
Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, 
Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan 
of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, 
Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, 
Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, Speros, Stanford, 
Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, 
Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson, and 
Wills — 113. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 122, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 15-41 so as 
to authorize peace officers to arrest without warrant persons for whom an un- 
served warrant has been issued. 

Representative Messer offers an amendment which fails of adoption. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 208, a bill to be entitled an act to create Chapter 55B of the General 
Statutes relating to the formation of corporations by persons duly licensed to 
render professional services, and defining the powers and responsibilities of 
such corporations and its members. 

Representative Johnson of Wake offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Campbell of Wilson offers two amendments which are adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended and remains on the Calendar. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake consideration of the third 

reading of the bill is postponed until Thursday, April 10, 1969. 

H. B. 224, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Paragraph (c) of Rule 30 of 
Section 1, Chapter 1-A of the General Statutes so as to require a party taking 
a deposition to furnish a copy of the same upon request. 

On motion of Representative Hofler the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 



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H. B. 316, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the propagation and labeling 
and sale of quail so as to permit the processing and sale of quail carcasses for 
food. 

On motion of Representative Collins tha Committee amendments are adopted. 

On motion of Representative Collins consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Monday night, April 14, 1969. 

H. B. 347, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article IB of Chapter 113 of 
the General Statutes relating to State aid to airports so as to provide that the 
State may participate in up to fifty per cent of the costs of certain projects. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 403, a bill to be entitled an act to implement Chapter 55B of the General 
Statutes relating to professional corporations, by amending certain other Acts 
to conform. 

Passes its second reading. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake consideration of the bill on 
its third reading is postponed until Thursday, April 10, 1969. 

H. B. 422, a bill to be entitled an act to increase from three hundred dollars 
($300.00) to five hundred dollars ($500.00) the amount of a child's yearly allow- 
ance for support allotted from a parent's estate. 

Representative Wills offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engorssed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 459, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 10-1, re- 
lating to Notaries Public, so as to provide for terms of five years instead of two 
years. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 494, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize municipalities to transfer 
and convey cemetery property and perpetual care funds to religious and chari- 
table organizations. 

On motion of Representative Gregory the bill is recommitted to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary No. 1. 

S. B. 95, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 28-174, 
relating to damages recoverable for death by wrongful act. 

On motion of Representative Strickland consideration of the bill is postponed 
until tomorrow, April 10, 1969. 

S. B. 112, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the creation of a tenancy 
by the entirety in the division of land. 

Passes its second reading. 



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Representative Gregory objects to the third reading and the bill remains on 
the Calendar. 

S. B. 171, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 95-86 so as 
to increase the persons and occupations covered by the Minimum Wage Act. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 



ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

S. B. 5. An Act to make certain technical and clarifying amendments to 
General Statutes Chapter 9, "Jurors". 

S. B. 240. An Act to amend Chapters 160 and 97 of the General Statutes to 
authorize municipalities to establish auxiliary police departments and to pro- 
vide workmen's compensation benefits to the members thereof. 

S. B. 249. An Act relating to the clerk to the Board of County Commissioners. 

H. B. 174. An Act to amend General Statutes 163-30 and General Statutes 
163-31 regarding the oath of office and the time of the meeting of county boards 
of elections. 

H. B. 382. An Act to fix the compensation of the chairman and members of 
the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. 

H. B. 400. An Act to amend General Statutes 153-48.3, relating to the com- 
pensation of employees engaged in the county's ambulance service in Pas- 
quotank County. 

H. B. 411. An Act to authorize Pasquotank County to enter into contracts 
for a retirement system. 

H. B. 425. An Act to authorize the governing body of the Town of Red 
Springs, North Carolina, to appoint a city manager and to prescribe his powers 
and duties. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



SEVENTY-FOURTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Thursday, April 10, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Edward B. Jordan, Pastor of Trinity 
Episcopal Church, Scotland Neck, North Carolina. 



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Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Beatty, Campbell of Robeson 
and Snead for Friday, April 11, 1969. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Campbell of Robeson for 
Monday night, April 14, 1969. 

On motion of Representatives Eagles, Barbee and Fenner, the courtesies of 
the floor are granted to the Honorable L. H. Fountain, Congressman from the 
Second Congressional District. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative McMillan of Robeson, for the Committee on Alcoholic 
Beverage Control: 

H. B. 529, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-37 and 
18-38 relating to the State Board of Alcoholic Control and the Director of the 
Board. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 53, a bill to be entitled an act to permit a referendum in municipalities 
concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

On motion of Representative McMillan of Robeson, the bill is placed on the 
Calendar for Tuesday, April 15, 1969. 

By Representative Ramsey of Person, for the Committee on Insurance: 

S. B. 26, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the North Carolina Under- 
writing Association so as to provide a method whereby adequate fire and ex- 
tended coverage insurance may be obtained in the beach area of North Carolina. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 



H. B. 338, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 775 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 to eliminate the residency requirement for police and fire depart- 
ment employees. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 494, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize municipalities to transfer 
and convey cemetery property and perpetual care funds to religious and char- 
itable organizations. 



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With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 528, a bill to be entitled an act relating to substitute trustees under 
Deeds of Trust, and providing for the validation of certain acts done by such 
substitute trustees before April 1, 1969. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 590, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the removal of unauthor- 
ized motor vehicles from private parking lots in Wilson County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 611, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article 21 of Chapter 130 of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina relating to medical examiners. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 129, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 114-19 re- 
lating to taking photographs of persons charged with criminal offenses. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

S. B. 222, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify General Statutes 20-28.1, 
relating to revocation of driving privileges of persons who drive while licenses 
are revoked or suspended. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 375, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the temporary questioning 
of persons in public places and a search for weapons during temporary question- 
ing. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 392, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 7-448 and 
General Statutes 7-449, relating to membership and terms of office on the 
Judicial Council, so as to include as members the chief Judge of the Court of 
Appeals, or a member designated by him, and a District Court Judge designated 
by the Chief Justice. 

With an unfavorable report. 

S. B. 144, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article IV of Chapter 84 of 
the General Statutes so as to permit district bar associations to assess and collect 
annual membership fees for the promotion and maintenance of its admini- 
stration, activities and programs. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 250, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 593 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 to increase the salary of the Register of Deeds of Clay County. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 339, a bill to be entitled an act to regulate and fix the salaries of the 
Sheriff and Register of Deeds of Lenoir County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 394, a bill to be entitled an act revising Article 6A of Chapter 153 of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina concerning the salaries of county officers 
and employees. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 395, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the Clerk to the Board of 
County Commissioners. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 446, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Pitt County to prescribe 
regulations relating to the listing of property for taxation in Pitt County, and 
to authorize the Division, or combining of townships for tax listing purposes. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 449, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 308, Session Laws 
of 1959, extending the time for issuance of bonds by counties and municipalities 
for providing storage of water at projects constructed pursuant to the Act of 
Congress cited as "Water Supply Act of 1958". 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 471, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-227.1 
to make the subdivision laws applicable to municipalities in McDowell County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 478, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 609 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 defining the corporate limits of the Town of Ahoskie. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 480, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the appointment and com- 
pensation of the Pasquotank County Accountant by the Board of County Com- 
missioners. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 498, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 382 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 so as to authorize the Town of Kernersville to join with Forsyth 
County and the City of Winston-Salem in joint purchasing arrangements. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 483, a bill to be entitled an act with respect to State and regional 
planning. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 



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On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison, the substitute bill is 
adopted. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison, the bill is recommitted 
to Committee on Appropriations. 

H. B. 484, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the North Carolina De- 
partment of Local Affairs. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison, the substitute bill is 
adopted. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison, the bill is recommitted 
to Committee on Appropriations. 

H. B. 500, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the salaries of the Sheriff 
and Register of Deeds of Wake County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 504, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1073 of the 1959 
Session Laws so as to provide for the issuance of pistol permits in Clay County 
by the Clerk of Superior Court. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 526, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345 
relating to the prepayment of taxes and late interest charges in Mecklenburg 
County and the City of Charlotte. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 527, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 143-129 
relating to purchases by Mecklenburg County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 538, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salary of the Register of Deeds 
of Rutherford County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 539, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salary of the Sheriff of Ruther- 
ford County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 542, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and consolidate the Charter 
of the Town of Nashville, North Carolina. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 547, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Cape Carteret with reference to the election and meetings of the Board of Com- 
missioners. 



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With a favorable report. 

H. B. 549, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the compensation of the 
Chairman and members of the Board of Education of Craven County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 554, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Catawba County, to pre- 
scribe regulations relating to the listing of property for taxation in that county, 
and to authorize the division or combining of townships for tax listing purposes. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 556, a bill to be entitled an act to validate the special bond election held 
in the Town of Lincolnton, North Carolina, on January 14, 1969. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 161, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 316 of the Session 
Laws of 1947, as amended relating to professional bondsmen in Robeson County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 570, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 79 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 to change the time of election in the Town of Ayden. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 600, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the membership of the Mc- 
Dowell County Board of Commissioners and to provide for their term of office 
and election. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 191, a bill to be entitled an act enabling municipalities to finance re- 
development programs on an annual basis. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Harkins, the bill is placed on the Calendar for 
Tuesday, April 15, 1969. 

S. B. 247, a bill to be entitled an act relating to filling vacancies on boards of 
county commissioners. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 279, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for an election in the Town 
of Farmville on the question of amending the Town Charter to establish the 
office of Town Manager. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 282, a bill to be entitled an act providing for the determination of the 
tenure of office for members of the City Council of the City of Roanoke Rapids. 



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With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison, the substitute bill is 
adopted. 

By Representative Green, for the Committee on Public Welfare: 

H. B. 437, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 35-42 to 
provide that the secretary of the Eugenics Board shall be an employee of the 
State Department of Public Welfare and shall be designated by the Com- 
missioner of Public Welfare. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Covington: 

H. B. 633, a bill to be entitled an act relating to mortgage or loss payable 
clauses on fire and extended coverage policies, requiring that the interest of 
loss payees in personal property be protected in the same manner as interest in 
real property. 

Referred to Committee on Insurance. 

And, 

H. B. 634, a bill to be entitled an act to provide that insurance companies 
shall settle a loss payee's or mortgagee's claim without waiting to litigate the 
insured's claim. 

Referred to Committee on Insurance. 

And, 

H. B. 635, a bill to be entitled an act requiring companies writing fire and 
extended coverage insurance to pay interest on losses where settlement of valid 
claims are occasioned by insurer's delay. 

Referred to Committee on Insurance. 

By Representatives Burrus and Roberson: 

H. B. 636, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 14, Section 197 of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina by removing Dare County as an ex- 
empted county from the provisions of this Act relating to the use of indecent 
language. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

And, 



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H. B. 637, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 14, Section 269.1 of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina by removing Dare County as an ex- 
empted county from the provisions of this Act relating to the confiscation of 
firearms. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

And, 

H. B. 638, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the use of rifles in the main- 
land area of Dare County from the northern boundary line of the Town of Kill 
Devil Hills to the northern boundary line of the County of Dare. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Church and Speed: 

H. B. 639, a bill to be entitled an act to improve and provide public schools 
of a higher standard for the residents of Warrenton in Warren County, to 
establish the Warrenton City Administrative Unit, to provide for the admini- 
stration of the public schools in said Administrative Unit, to levy a special tax 
for the public schools of said Administrative Unit, all of which shall be subject 
to the approval of the voters in a referendum or special election. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Beam, DeBruhl, Harkins and Stevens: 

H. B. 640, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 371, Session Laws of 
1967, relating to compensation of certain officials of McDowell County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 641, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Marion City School 
Board to convey, without consideration, to the City of Marion or McDowell 
County certain described land. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Penny of Harnett: 

H. B. 642, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-453.12 
so as to make the procedure for extending the corporate limits of municipalities 
of less than 5,000 population applicable to the Town of Erwin in Harnett 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Snead and Penton: 

H. B. 643, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 18 of the 
General Statutes of North Carolina so as to regulate the sale, possession, pur- 
chase and transportation of alcoholic beverages in excess of one gallon. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representatives Reid, Tart, McDaniel, Phillips and Beam: 



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H. B. 644, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for privileged communications 
between students and school counselors. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Raynor, Rose, Carter and Bryan: 

H. B. 645, a bill to be entitled an act enabling Cumberland County to hold 
a special election for the purpose of considering whether the county shall or 
shall not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one percent upon the sale, use 
and other taxable transactions upon which the State now imposes a three per- 
cent sales and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Clark: 

H. B. 646, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-5 and 
General Statutes 153-6 as the same affect Union County. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Bumgardner, Mauney, Mills, Stewart, Rhyne, Quinn, 
Baugh, and Leatherman: 

H. B. 647, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 115A-39 
enlarging the membership of the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina 
Vocational Textile School. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Williamson and Soles: 

H. B. 648, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate $35,000.00 for construction 
of a spillway gate at Lake Waccamaw in Columbus County. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Leatherman: 

H. J. R. 649, a joint resolution providing for the appointment of a Legislative 
Study Commission on student financial aid. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Williamson and Soles: 

H. B. 650, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salaries of the Board of County 
Commissioners of Columbus County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Watkins, and Ramsey of Person: 

H. B. 651, a bill to be entitled an act to allow the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriffs 
of Granville County to purchase automobiles from State Surplus. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



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By Representatives McKnight, McDaniel, Jemison, Wills, and Horton, by 
request: 

H. B. 652, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the establishment of a 
County Police Department in Forsyth County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Johnson of Duplin, Rountree, Mills, Royall, Hofler, 
Euliss, Paschall, Stewart and Penny of Durham: 

H. B. 653, a bill to be entitled an act to provide financial assistance for the 
education of North Carolinians at the Medical Schools of Duke University 
and Wake Forest University. 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education. 

By Representatives Payne, Ridenour, Short, Frye, Coble and Phillips: 

H. B. 654, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Gibsonville. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Warlick and Beard: 

H. B. 655, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-343 
relating to discounts for prepayment of taxes and penalties for nonpayment of 
taxes as applied to Catawba County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Culpepper, and Godwin of Gates: 

H. B. 656, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the dissolution of the Moyock 
Drainage District. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Jernigan: 

H. B. 657, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the salary of the Mayor and 
the Commissioners of the Town of Murfreesboro in Hertford County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Whitley: 

H. B. 658, a bill to be entitled an act to permit the Stanly County Board of 
Commissioners to contribute to aid in the program of the Stanly County Voca- 
tional Workship, Inc. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Barker, Boshamer, and Godwin of Craven: 

H. B. 659, a bill to be entitled an act to revise the Charter of the Town of 
Stonewall in Pamlico County and to repeal prior Charter Acts. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 



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By Representatives Williamson and Soles: 

H. B. 660, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the salary of the Register of Deeds 
and the salary and expense allowances of the County Commissioners of Bruns- 
wick County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 661, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 510 of the 1965 
Session Laws as amended by Chapter 901 of the 1967 Session Laws fixing the 
salaries and expense allowances of certain officials and employees in Brunswick 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Vogler, Baugh, Beatty, Campbell of Mecklenburg, 
Carson, Hicks, and Jones of Mecklenburg: 

H. B. 662, a bill to be entitled an act specifying authority to be exercised by 
Mecklenburg Vounty in drainage projects and watershed improvements pro- 
jects in Mecklenburg County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Mitchell and Troxell: 

H. B. 663, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for an election of all members 
of Boards of Trustees administering and operating public schools in the Kan- 
napolis Administrative Unit. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Fenner, Barbee and Eagles: 

H. B. 664, a bill to be entitled an act altering the terms of office of members 
of the Rocky Mount City Board of Education and providing for staggered terms 
of office for such members. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Snead: 

H. B. 665, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 1068 of the 1963 
Session Laws relating to the salaries of the County Commissioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Beam, DeBruhl, Harkins and Stevens: 

H. B. 666, a bill to be entitled an act enabling McDowell County to hold a 
special election for the purpose of considering whether the County shall or shall 
not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one percent upon the sales, use and 
other taxable transactions upon which the State now imposes a three percent 
sales and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 



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By Representative Jones of Rutherford: 

H. B. 667, a bill to be entitled an act to permit the snagging of non-game fish 
in a portion of Polk County. 

Referred to Committee on Wildlife Resources. 

And, 

H. B. 668, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Polk County to fix the compensation of certain county officials. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Moore and Ragsdale: 

H. B. 669, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for the purchase of 
additional land at Moores Creek National Military Park. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representative Auman: 

H. B. 670, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 72 of the Session Laws 
of 1969 so as to make technical corrections in the Charter of the Village of 
Whispering Pines. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and dis- 
posed of as follows: 

S. B. 317, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 122-65.8 
so as to clarify the intent of the original act in regard to the commitment of 
chronic alcoholics by courts having jurisdiction over them to facilities of the 
Department of Mental Health. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

H. B. 319, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 89-14 re- 
lating to land surveyors so as to amend said Act as it pertains to Alleghany 
County. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Collins, the House concurs in the Senate amend- 
ment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 559, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify the small watershed laws with 
respect to project maintenance in Duplin, Pender and Sampson Counties. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



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Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell 
of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, 
Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, 
Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin 
of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, 
Holshouser, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Dup- 
lin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, 
Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, 
McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of 
Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, 
Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, 
Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, 
Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, 
Williamson and Wills — -115. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 520, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint two members to the Board 
of Education of Swain County, 

On motion of Representative Taylor of Transylvania, the Committee amend- 
ment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 544, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination, election 
and terms of office of members of the Washington County Board of Education. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 228, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 196, Session Laws of 
1967, to authorize the appointment of Alcoholic Beverage Control officers in 
the Town of Mt. Pleasant, and to specify their jurisdiction. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 229, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 195, Session Laws of 
1967, to authorize the appointment of Alcoholic Beverage Control officers 
in the City of Concord and to specify their jurisdiction. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 486, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 5, Chapter 87, Section 
64 of the General Statutes relating to examination, renewal and reinstatement 
fees for persons and firms engaged in refrigeration contracting. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, 



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Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, 
Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, 
Green, Gregory, Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, 
Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson 
of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, 
Lilley, Love, Martin, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, 
McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mitchell, 
Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, 
Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, Speros, Stanford, 
Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, 
Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, Williamson and 
Wills — 115. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 208, a bill to be entitled an act to create Chapter 55B of the General 
Statutes relating to the formation of corporations by persons duly licensed to 
render professional services, and defining the powers and responsibilities of such 
corporations and its members. 

Passes its third reading as amended and is ordered engrossed and sent to the 
Senate. 

H. B. 403, a bill to be entitled an act to implement Chapter 55B of the General 
Statutes relating to professional corporations, by amending certain other acts 
to conform. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 112, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the creation of a tenancy 
by the entirety in the division of land. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates, the bill is recommitted to the 
Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

H. B. 207, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 20 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina increasing the driver license revocation time for 
excessive speed to avoid apprehension and creating a new offense of unlawful 
flight to avoid apprehension. 

Representative Strickland offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Baugh moves consideration of the bill be postponed until 
Tuesday, April 15, 1969. 

This motion fails of adoption. 

Representative Short offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Short objects to the third reading and the bill remains on the 
Calendar. 



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S. B. 95, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 28-174, re- 
lating to damages recoverable for death by wrongful act. 

Representative Rose offers an amendment. 

Representative Mills offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Martin offers an amendment. 

Representative Godwin of Gates moves the amendment offered by Repre- 
sentative Martin do lie upon the table. This motion prevails. 

Representative Strickland calls the previous question. 

Representative Messer calls for the "ayes" and "noes" on the passage of the 
bill on the second reading. The call is sustained. 

The bill passes its second reading by the following vote. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Beam, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, 
Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Camp- 
bell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Culpepper, 
DeBruhl, Elliott, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, 
Harkins, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hofler, Holshouser, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson 
of Cabarrus, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, 
Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, McDaniel, McMichael, McMillan of Wake, 
Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, 
Penton, Phillips, Ramsey of Madison, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roun- 
tree, Royall, Short, Snead, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strick- 
land, Tart, Taylor of Wake, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, 
Williamson and Wills — 86. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Barr, Baugh, Beard, 
Beatty, Bostian, Covington, Eagles, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Gregory, 
Hicks, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Martin, McFadyen, McKnight, McMillan 
of Robeson, Messer, Payne, Quinn, Ragsdale, Roberson, Rose, Taylor of 
Transylvania and Tolbert — 27. 

Representative Rose objects to the third reading. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, the rules are suspended in 
order that the bill may be placed on its third reading. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered returned to the Senate for concurrence 
in House amendment. 

] On motion of Representative Collins, duly seconded, the House adjourns to 
meet tomorrow at 10 o'clock A. M. 



SEVENTY-FIFTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Friday, April 11, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 



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Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Collins, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of the 
House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, and 
without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Lilley for Monday night, April 
13, 1969. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on the 
Calendar as follows: 

By Representative Gentry, for the Committee on Election Laws: 

H. B. 472, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for a new registration of 
voters in Ashe County in lieu of and prior to setting up a loose-leaf system other- 
wise. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 487, a bill to be entitled an act to bring General Statutes 163-153(2) in 
conformance with General Statutes 163-45. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 488, a bill to be entitled an act to remove the local modification to 
General Statutes 163-69 as applicable to Wake County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 604, a bill to be entitled an act requiring new voter registration in 
counties. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 262, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Fairmont so as to fix the salary of the Mayor and the Town Commissioners. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 469, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the salary of the Board of Com- 
missioners of Newport. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 470, a bill to be entitled an act changing the compensation of the Sheriff, 
Register of Deeds and County Commissioners of Vance County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 479, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapters 62 and 664 of the 
1965 Session Laws relating to the compensation of the Chairman and other 
members of the Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners. 



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With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 482, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 121, Private Laws of 
1931, relating to initiative referendum and recall in the City of Asheville. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 489, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 24 of Chapter 153 of 
the General Statutes to permit the Board of Commissioners of Mecklenburg 
County to exercise the power of eminent domain with respect to water and 
sewer systems in the same manner as permitted in Article 9 of Chapter 136 of 
the General Statutes. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 495, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the salaries and remuneration 
of the Sheriff, Register of Deeds and the County Commissioners of Alamance 
County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 558, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Town of Highlands in 
Macon County to make appropriations from non-tax funds for certain public 
purposes. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 563, a bill to be entitled an act extending the time for municipal govern- 
ing boards to fix their own compensation in 1969. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

On motion of Representative Britt the rules are suspended and the bill is 
placed on today's Calendar. 

H. B. 616, a bill to be entitled an act to allow persons residing within annexed 
areas of the Town of Mayodan to vote and to be eligible for office in the munici- 
pal election of 1969. 

With a favorable report. 

j By Representative Ragsdale, for the Committee on Water and Air Resources: 

S. B. 184, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 21, Chapter 143 of the 
General Statutes to clarify the authority of local air pollution control programs. 

■ With a favorable report. 



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
bllows: 

By Representatives Gregory and Everett: 

H. J. R. 671, a joint resolution commemorating the Halifax Resolves of April 
H2, 1776, which authorized North Carolina delegates in the Continental Con- 
gress to vote for independence. 



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On motion of Representative Gregory the rules are suspended and the bill 
is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passed first reading. 

Rules suspended. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

"A JOINT RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE HALIFAX RE- 
SOLVES OF APRIL 12, 1776, WHICH AUTHORIZED NORTH CAROLINA 
DELEGATES IN THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS TO VOTE FOR IN- 
DEPENDENCE. 

WHEREAS, the British Government had looked upon the American colonies 
as a colonization venture to counteract the Spanish in the New World; and 

WHEREAS, the thirteen colonies had been settled by the English and were 
governed by the Mother Country; and 

WHEREAS, the British Government had looked upon the American Colonies 
as a means to increase revenue; and 

WHEREAS, the British Government felt that the colonies should pay some 
form of taxes to England in order to defray some of the expense of that govern- 
ment; and 

WHEREAS, the British Crown ignored the cries from its American Colonists, 
and therefore, the American citizens were overburdened with unnecessary 
taxation and restriction of freedoms; and 

WHEREAS, the Stamp Act was passed by Parliament in 1765, which was 
a tax on all transactions of legal papers in the colonies, which the colonies suc- 
cessfully resisted; and 

WHEREAS, other taxing measures were adopted by the British Govern- 
ment, such as the Townsend Act and the Tea Tax, which likewise were suc- 
cessfully resisted; and 

WHEREAS, the people were against taxation without representation and 
began to look more to their own resources, both political and legal; and 

WHEREAS, the Fourth Provincial Congress meeting in Halifax in order to 
formulate plans to strengthen the position of the people, on April 12, 1776, 
voted to instruct the delegates in the Continental Congress to vote for in- 
dependence from the Mother Country; and 

WHEREAS, the date April 12, 1969, will mark the one hundred ninety-third 
anniversary of the adoption of the significant and far-reaching Halifax Re- 
solves; 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the 
Senate concurring: 

Section 1. That North Carolina, in the Town of Halifax, April 12, 1776, 
'empowered' the colony's delegates to the Continental Congress, at its meeting 
in the City of Philadelphia, 'to concur with the delegates of the other colonies 
in declaring independency. . . .' 






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Sec. 2. That North Carolina thereby was the first of all the 13 original 
colonies to take official action for independence. 

Sec. 3. That North Carolina by this action preceded by more than one month 
similar action by Virginia, which was the second state thus to act. 

Sec. 4. That through this action North Carolina forged the first link in a 
chain of events that led directly to the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 
1776. 

Sec. 5. That this Resolution shall become a part of the public records of the 
1969 Session of the General Assembly and that copies of this Resolution shall 
be sent to the news media and to any interested groups or individuals, in order 
that all North Carolinians learn and take pride in the actions of our forefathers 
in their foresight and patriotic action in striving for independence of the 13 
original colonies. 

Sec. 6. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Resolution are hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 7. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its 
ratification." 

By Representatives Coble, Phillips, Payne, Short, Ridenour and Frye: 

H. B. 672, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for garnishment and attach- 
ment in collection of delinquent ambulance service charges due to certain 
counties and municipalities. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Lilley: 

H. B. 673, a bill to be entitled an act enabling Lenoir County to hold a special 
election for the purpose of considering whether the County shall or shall not 
impose and levy a sales and use tax of one per cent upon the sale, use and other 
taxable transaction upon which the State now imposes a three per cent sales 
and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives McDaniel and Jemison: 

H. B. 674, a bill to be entitled an act to protect the Winston-Salem/Forsyth 
County public schools from persons carrying firearms and other weapons. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representative Church: 

H. B. 675, a bill to be entitled an act to make Chapter 1058 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 applicable to Vance County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 



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H. B. 676, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 810 of the Session 
Laws of 1959 relating to the Supplemental Firemen's Retirement Fund of the 
City of Henderson. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Garner and Blake: 

H. B. 677, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 543 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 relating to the appointment of the Tax Supervisor for Randolph 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Messer and Ramsey of Madison: 

H. B. 678, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the County Commissioners 
of Haywood County to increase the compensation of certain personnel employed 
by the County and to increase the compensation of the County Commissioners. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Mayfield: 

H. B. 679, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and consolidate the Charter 
of the City of Hendersonville and to repeal prior charter acts. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Bradley: 

H. B. 680, a bill to be entitled an act to abolish civilian absentee voting in 
Graham County. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representative Ramsey of Person: 

H. B. 681, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and clarify the law relating to 
felonious assaults. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

And, 

H. B. 682, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and clarify the law relating to 
misdemeanor assaults. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

And, 

H. B. 683, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the compensation of the members 
of the Board of County Commissioners of Person County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Culpepper by request: 



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H. B. 684, a bill to be entitled an act enabling Pasquotank County to hold 
a special election for the purpose of considering whether the county shall or 
shall not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one per cent upon the sale, use 
and other taxable transactions upon which the State now imposes a three per 
cent sales and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Lilley and Elliott: 

H. B. 685, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 2 of Chapter 339 of 
the Private Laws of 1915, as amended by Chapter 218 of the Private Laws of 
1929, extending the corporate limits of the City of LaGrange. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 
By Representatives Williamson and Soles: 

H. B. 686, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the provisions of Articles 20A 
and 20B of the General Statutes relating to county regulations of subdivisions 
and zoning so as to make them applicable to Brunswick County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Barker, Godwin of Craven and Boshamer: 

H. B. 687, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 375 of the Private 
Laws for the Session of 1901 relating to water connections in the Town of Dover. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Gregory: 

H. B. 688, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for historic Halifax 
State Historic Site. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Reid and Rountree: 

H. B. 689, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 79 of the Session Laws 
of 1965 to change the corporate boundaries of the Town of Ayden. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 2, a bill to be entitled an act to establish a system of Youth Councils 
that will provide the youth of North Carolina an opportunity to develop 
leadership shills and become responsible citizens. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 

S. B. 76, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for instruments to secure future 
advances and future obligations. 



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Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

S. B. 361, a bill to be entitled an act to make the discharging of a firearm 
into an occupied dwelling, building, shelter or other structure a felony. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 478, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 609 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 defining the corporate limits of the Town of Ahoskie. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, 
Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, 
Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, 
Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jernigan, Johnson 
of Cabarrus, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, 
Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, 
McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of 
Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, 
Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Short, Soles, 
Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, 
Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, 
Williamson, and Wills — 107. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 542, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and consolidate the Charter 
of the Town of Nashville, North Carolina. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, 
Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, 
Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, 
Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jernigan, Johnson 
of Cabarrus, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, 
Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, 
McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of 
Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, 
Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Short, Soles, 
Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, 
Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, 
Williamson, and Wills — 107. 



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Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 250, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 593 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 to increase the salary of the Register of Deeds of Clay County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 338, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 775 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 to eliminate the residency requirement for police and fire depart- 
ment employees. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 339, a bill to be entitled an act to regulate and fix the salaries of the 
Sheriff and Register of Deeds of Lenoir County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 446, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Pitt County to prescribe 
regulations relating to the listing of property fortaxation in Pitt County, and 
to authorize the Division, or combining of townships for tax listing purposes. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 471, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-227.1 
to make the subdivision laws applicable to municipalities in McDowell County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 480, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the appointment and 
compensation of the Pasquotank County accountant by the Board of County 
Commissioners. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H, B. 498, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 382 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 so as to authorize the Town of Kernersville to join with Forsyth 
County and the City of Winston-Salem in joint purchasing arrangements. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 500, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the salaries of the Sheriff 
and Register of Deeds of Wake County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 504, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1073 of the 1959 
Session Laws so as to provide for the issuance of pistol permits in Clay County 
by the Clerk of Superior Court. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 526, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 105-345 
relating to the prepayment of taxes and late interest charges in Mecklenburg 
County and the City of Charlotte. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



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H. B. 527, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 143-129 
relating to purchases by Mecklenburg County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 538, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salary of the Register of Deeds 
of Rutherford County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 539, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salary of the Sheriff of Ruther- 
ford County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 547, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Cape Carteret with reference to the election and meetings of the Board of 
Commissioners. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 549, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the compensation of the 
Chairman and members of the Board of Education of Craven County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 554, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 105-306(26); 105-308; 
105-309 and 105-310 of the General Statutes of North Carolina in order to 
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Catawba County, to prescribe 
regulations relating to the listing of property for taxation in that county, and 
to authorize the division or combining of townships for tax listing purposes. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 556, a bill to be entitled an act to validate the special bond election 
held in the Town of Lincolnton, North Carolina, on January 14, 1969. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 570, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 79 of the Session 
Laws of 1965 to change the time of election in the Town of Ayden. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 590, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the removal of unauthor- 
ized motor vehicles from private parking lots in Wilson County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 600, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the membership of the 
McDowell County Board of Commissioners and to provide for their term of 
office and election. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 161, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 316 of the Session 
Laws of 1947, as amended relating to professional bondsmen in Robeson County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 



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S. B. 279, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for an election in the Town of 
Farmville on the question of amending the Town Charter to establish the office 
of Town Manager. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

House Committee Substitute for S. B. 282, a bill to be entitled an act providing 
for the determination of the tenure of office for members of the City Council 
of the City of Roanoke Rapids. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate for 
concurrence in House Committee Substitute. 

A leave of absence for the remainder of the Session today is granted Repre- 
sentative Rose. 

S. B. 120, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Federal Tax Lien Regi- 
stration Act to comply with the Federal Tax Lien Act of 1966. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered enrolled. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, 
Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, 
Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, 
Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jernigan, Johnson 
of Cabarrus, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, 
Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, 
McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of 
Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, 
Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Short, Soles, 
Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, 
Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, 
Williamson and Wills — 107. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 207, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 20 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina increasing the driver license revocation time for 
excessive speed to avoid apprehension and creating a new offense of unlawful 
flight to avoid apprehension. 

Representative Carson offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Wills offers an amendment. 

Representative Ramsey of Person moves the amendment do lie upon the 
table. This motion prevails. 

Representative McMillan of Wake calls the previous question. The call is 
sustained. 

Now the question recurs on the passage of the bill on its third reading. 



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Passes its third reading, as amended, and is ordered engrossed and sent to 
the Senate. 

S. B. 144, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article IV of Chapter 84 of the 
General Statutes so as to permit district bar associations to assess and collect 
annual membership fees for the promotion and maintenance of its admini- 
stration, activities and programs. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote and remains on the Calendar. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, 
Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of Mecklen- 
burg, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, 
Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, 
Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harkins, 
Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Holshouser, Horton, Jernigan, Johnson 
of Cabarrus, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, Jones of Rutherford, 
Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mauney, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, 
McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, 
Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of 
Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, 
Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Short, Soles, 
Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, 
Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Troxell, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley, 
Williamson and Wills — 107. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 375, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the temporary questioning 
of persons in public places and a search for weapons during temporary question- 
ing. 

On motion of Representative Strickland the Committee amendment is 
adopted. 

On motion of Representative Strickland consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, April 15, 1969. 

H. B. 394, a bill to be entitled an act revising Article 6A of Chapter 153 of the 
General Statutes of North Carolina concerning the salaries of county officers 
and employees. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 437, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 35-42 to 
provide that the Secretary of the Eugenics Board shall be an employee of the 
State Department of Public Welfare and shall be designated by the Com- 
missioner of Public Welfare. 

On motion of Representative Green consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Monday, April 14, 1969. 



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H. B. 449, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 308, Session Laws of 
1959, extending the time for issuance of bonds by counties and municipalities 
for providing storage of water at projects constructed pursuant to the Act of 
Congress cited as "Water Supply Act of 1958". 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 494, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize municipalities to transfer 
and convey cemecery property and perpetual care funds to religious and chari- 
table organizations. 

On motion of Representative Gregory the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 528, a bill to be entitled an act relating to substitute trustees under 
Deeds of Trust, and providing for the validation of certain acts done by such 
substitute trustees before April 1, 1969. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates consideration of the bill is 
postponed until Tuesday, April 15, 1969. 

H. B. 529, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-37 and 
18-38 relating to the State Board of Alcoholic Control and the Director of the 
Board. 

Representative McMillan of Robeson calls the previous question. The call 
is sustained. 

Representative Taylor of Transylvania calls for the "ayes" and "noes" on 
the question of the passing of the bill on its second reading. 

Passes its second reading by the following vote. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Baugh, Beam, Boshamer, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Campbell 
of Mecklenburg, Carter, Church, Clark, Collins, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, 
Elliott, Euliss, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Gentry, Godwin of Gates, Gregory, 
Harkins, Harris, Hicks, Hofler, Jernigan, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Jones of Rutherford, Lilley, Love, Mauney, McFadyen, McMichael, 
McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mills, Mohn, Moore, 
Paschall, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Ragsdale, Ramsey 
of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rountree, 
Short, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Stewart, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of 
Wake, Twiggs, Vogler, Watkins and Williamson — 71. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Beard, Blake, Boger, 
Bostian, Bradley, Carson, Coble, Fulton, Garner, Haynes, Hege, Holshouser, 
Horton, Jemison, Kincaid, Mayfield, McDaniel, McKnight, Mitchell, Payne, 
Taylor of Transylvania, Tolbert, Troxell, Warlick, and Wills — 25. 

Those voting "Present" are: Representative Billings — 1. 

Representative Holshouser moves the bill be rereferred to a Judiciary Com- 
mittee. 



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Representative DeBruhl moves the motion offered by Representative Hols- 
houser do lie upon the table. This motion prevails. 

Representative McMillan of Robeson calls the previous question. The call 
is sustained. 

Now the question recurs to the passage of the bill on its third reading. 

Passes its third reading and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 563, a bill to be entitled an act extending the time for municipal govern- 
ing boards to fix their own compensation in 1969. 

On motion of Representative Britt the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered sent to the 
Senate without engrossment. 

H. B. 611, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article 21 of Chapter 130 of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina relating to medical examiners. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 26, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the North Carolina Under- 
writing Association so as to provide a method whereby adequate fire and ex- 
tended coverage insurance may be obtained in the beach area of North Carolina. 

On motion of Representative Collins the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered sent to the 
Senate for concurrence in House amendment. 

S. B. 129, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 114-19 re- 
lating to taking photographs of persons charged with criminal offenses. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates consideration of the bill is 
postponed until Tuesday, April 15, 1969. 

S. B. 214, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-183.2(c) 
concerning safety equipment inspections of motor vehicles sold at retail. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. B. 222, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify General Statutes 20-28.1 
relating to revocation of driving privileges of persons who drive while licenses 
are revoked or suspended. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates consideration of the bill is 
postponed until Monday, April 14, 1969. 

S. B. 237, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for a period of probation when 
a new driver's license is issued under the provisions of General Statutes 20-19(e). 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Baugh objects to the third reading and the bill remains on 
the Calendar. 

S. B. 247, a bill to be entitled an act relating to filling vacancies on boards of 
county commissioners. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

S. J. R. 255, a joint resolution requesting the Department of Motor Vehicles 
to change the numbering system currently employed in the issuance of official 
automobile registration plates to members of the General Assembly. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly 
enrolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of 
State: 

H. B. 366. An Act amending the Charter of the City of New Bern in Craven 

County. 

H. B. 552. An Act to provide an emergency appropriation from the General 
Fund for the purpose of supplementing the appropriation to North Carolina 
State University at Raleigh for the construction of a Nuclear Science and 
Engineering Research Center. 

On motion of Representative Andrews, duly seconded, the House adjourns 
to meet tomorrow at 1:00 o'clock P. M. 



SEVENTY-SIXTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Saturday, April 12, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Repre- 
sentative Andrews, designated by Mr. Speaker Vaughn as Speaker Pro Tempore. 

Prayer is offered by Mr. Glenn Ogburn, Sergeant-at-Arms Staff. 

Representative Twiggs, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of the 
House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found correct, and 
without objection the same stands approved as written. 

Representative Andrews appointed Patti Andrews as Page of the House. 
She served on a volunteer basis. 

On motion of Representative Andrews, duly seconded, the House adjourns 
to meet Monday night at 8:00 o'clock. 



SEVENTY- SEVENTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Monday night, April 14, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 



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Prayer is offered by the Reverend Collins Kilburn, House Chaplain. 

Representative Collins, for the Committee on the Rules and Operation of 
the House, reports the Journal of Saturday has been examined, found correct, 
and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Elliott, and Johnson of Cabarrus 
for tonight. 

An indefinite leave is granted Representative Troxell due to illness. 

On motion of Representatives Williamson and Soles, the courtesies of the 
floor are extended to the Honorable Odell Williamson, a former member of 
the House from Brunswick County. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative McMichael: 

H. B. 690, a bill to be entitled an act to provide supplemental retirement 
funds for firemen in the City of Reidsville and to modify the application of 
General Statutes 118-5, General Statutes 118-6, and General Statutes 118-7 to 
the City of Reidsville. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Penny of Harnett: 

H. B. 691, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the compensation of the 
Register of Deeds of Harnett County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Raynor, Bryan, Carter, and Rose: 

H. B. 692, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 942 of the Session 
Laws of 1945 and to fix the pay of the Chairman and Members of the Board of 
Education of Cumberland County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative DeBruhl: 

H. B. 693, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 396, Public-Local 
Laws of 1937, relating to the sale of beer and wine in the Village of Swannanoa. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

By Representative Blake and Garner: 

H. B. 694, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Montgomery County 
Board of Education to enter into written agreements with the employees of 
said Board to deduct specified sums from the salaries of the employees for 
hospitalization insurance. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 



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By Representative Church: 

H. B. 695, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the City of 
Henderson, Chapter 780 of the Session Laws of 1967. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Roberson and Burrus: 

H. B. 696, a bill to be entitled an act to establish an additional seat of court 
in Beaufort County. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representatives Rountree and Reid: 

H. B. 697, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Pitt County Board of 
Education to lease the Fountain Elementary School facility to the Fountain 
Community Development Corporation for a period in excess of one year. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Snead: 

H. B. 698, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 305 of the Private 
Laws of 1899, as amended by Chapter 519 of the Session Laws of 1965, relating 
to the compensation of the mayor and aldermen of the Town of Wrightsville 
Beach. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Jones of Mecklenburg and Chase: 

H. B. 699, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 110 of the General 
Statutes to prohibit the exhibiting of mentally or physically defective children. 

Referred to Committee on Mental Health. 

By Representatives Jemison, McDaniel, Wills, Horton, and McKnight: 

H. B. 700, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a supplemental welfare fund 
for firemen in the County of Forsyth. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Garner and Blake: 

H. B. 701, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Town of Asheboro to 
lease property to Ash-Rand Rescue, Inc., a non-stock non-profit corporation. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Church and Speed: 

H. B. 702, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the School Board of the 
Franklinton City Schools in Franklin County to transfer surplus from Capital 
Outlay Fund to Current Expense Fund for fiscal 1968-1969 and subsequent 
years. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 



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By Representative Covington: 

H. B. 703, a bill to be entitled an act providing that money raised for the 
Richmond Technical Institute either through tax levy or bond issue may be 
used for community college purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 
By Representative Hege and Snyder: 

H. B. 704, a bill to be entitled an act to permit the City of Thomasville to 
operate and maintain a cable television system. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Falls: 

H. B. 705, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 68 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina relating to fences. 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

And, 

H. B. 706, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal General Statutes 68-5 per- 
taining to the building of unguarded barbed-wire fences along public highways. 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

By Representative Kincaid: 

H. B. 707, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for the restoration 
of the home of General William Lenoir in Caldwell County. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

And, 

H. B. 708, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize an election on the question 
of incorporating the Town of Sawmills in Caldwell County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Wills and McKnight: 

H. B. 709, a bill to be entitled an act to abolish the office of coroner in Forsyth 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Soles and Williamson: 

H. B. 710, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing board of 
the Town of Lake Waccamaw to regulate the subdivision of the land in and 
around said Town and within 2,000 feet inland around the boundaries of Lake 
Waccamaw. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Horton: 



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H. B. 711, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Winston-Salem/Forsyth 
County Board of Education to convey certain lands to the North Carolina 
School of the Arts Foundation, Inc. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Godwin of Craven, Barker and Boshamer: 

H. B. 712, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Havelock to exclude from within the town limits a portion thereof used pri- 
marily for agriculture purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 
By Representatives Stanford and Andrews: 

H. B. 713, a bill to be entitled an act enabling Orange County to hold a 
special election for the purpose of considering whether the County shall or 
shall not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one per cent upon the sale, 
use and other taxable transactions upon which the State now imposes a three 
per cent sales and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Stanford: 

H. B. 714, a bill to be entitled an act to redefine the extraterritorial zoning 
and subdivision jurisdiction of the Town of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 715, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Town of Chapel Hill 
to acquire an entire structure or parcel of land when it is severed by street 
right-of-way and to provide an additional procedure by which the Town of 
Chapel Hill may acquire property for public purposes by eminent domain. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Collins: 

H. B. 716, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salaries of the Board of County 
Commissioners and the Board of Education of Alleghany County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Twiggs, Taylor of Wake, Johnson of Wake, and McMillan 
of Wake: 

H. B. 717, a bill to be entitled an act to provide supplemental retirement 
funds for firemen in the City of Raleigh and to modify the application of General 
Statutes 118-5, General Statutes 118-6, and General Statutes 118-7 to the City 
of Raleigh. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Fenner, Eagles and Barbee: 



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H. B. 718, a bill to be entitled an act to extend the corporate limits of the 
Town of Battleboro. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 719, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the compensation of the members 
of the County Board of Health of Edgecombe County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 720, a bill to be entitled an act to fix compensation of members of the 
County Board of Public Welfare of Edgecombe County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Godwin of Gates, and Culpepper: 

H. B. 721, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 568, Session Laws of 
North Carolina, Regular Session 1965, entitled "an act requiring a building 
permit in Chowan County". 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 722, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 565, Session Laws 
of 1961, relating to the compensation of certain officials in Gates County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Johnson of Wake: 

H. B. 723, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 664 of the Session 
Laws of 1961, the Charter of the Town of Garner for the following purposes: 
to eliminate the requirement of a majority vote not in conformity with the 
General Statutes, to clarify town manager's authority to remove town em- 
ployees, to eliminate provisions applicable to recorder's court judge and solic- 
itor, and to remove limitations on purchase and contract procedures covered 
by General Statutes. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Twiggs, Johnson of Wake, McMillan of Wake, and Taylor 
of Wake: 

H. B. 724, a bill to be entitled an act relating to discounts for payment of 
taxes in Wake County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Godwin of Gates, and Culpepper: 

H. B. 725, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of County Com- 
missioners and the County ABC Board of Gates County to jointly employ law 
enforcement officers. 



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Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Short, Phillips, Coble, Ridenour, Payne and Frye: 

H. B. 726, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 144 of the Public- 
Local Laws of 1937, as amended, relating to the Civil Service Act of the City 
of High Point. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 727, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 337, Session Laws 
of 1967, relating to the salaries of the members of the City Council and the 
Mayor of the City of High Point. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 728, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 153-266.3 
relating to sub-division regulations in Guilford County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 729, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 235 of the Session 
Laws of 1949, as amended by Chapter 1228 of the Session Laws of 1959 and as 
amended further by Chapter 1070 of the Session Laws of 1963 relating to the 
salary of the Sheriff of Guilford County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Fenner, Barbee and Eagles: 

H. B. 730, a bill to be entitled an act amending the Charter of the City of 
Rocky Mount. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and dis- 
posed of as follows: 

S. B. 298, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 385, Session Laws, 
1949, as amended, relating to the schools of the Greensboro City Adminis- 
trative unit and governing body thereof. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

S. B. 338, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Greensboro City Board 
of Education to execute and deliver a quitclaim deed for certain land. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 



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S. B. 346, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the codification and 
printing of the Revenue Act, the same being Chapter 158 of the Public Laws 
of 1939, as amended. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

S. B. 347, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the codification and printing 
of the Machinery Act, the same being Chapter 310 of the Public Laws of 1939, 
as amended. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

S. B. 372, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 6 of Chapter 90 of the 
General Statutes so as to require continuing education for optometrists and for 
other purposes. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 

S. B. 381, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize certain municipal corpora- 
tions in Moore County to hold an election for the sale of beer and wine. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

S. B. 382, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 130-129 re- 
lating to the compensation of members of a Sanitary District Board. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 383, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of Commissioners 
of Martin County and the Board of Education of Martin County to convey 
certain lands to Martin Technical Institute at private sale. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 230, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 11 5A of the General 
Statutes by adding General Statutes 115A-9.1 permitting disposition of real and 
personal property by community colleges. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

S. J. R. 365, a joint resolution to encourage the North Carolina State Board 
of Nursing and the schools giving courses in practical nursing to give considera- 
tion to training successfully completed by persons in registered nurses courses. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 478, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 609 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 defining the corporate limits of the Town of Ahoskie. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, 
Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, 



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Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, 
Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Horton, 
Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklenburg, 
Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Love, Mauney, McDaniel, Mc- 
Fadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, 
Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey 
of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, 
Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Strickland, Tart, Taylor 
of Wake, Tolbert, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Williamson, and Wills — 105. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 542, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and consolidate the Charter 
of the Town of Nashville, North Carolina. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered sent to the 
Senate. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, 
Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, 
Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, 
Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofler, Horton, 
Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Love, Mauney, McDaniel, 
McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, 
Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of 
Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, 
Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Strickland, Tart, 
Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Williamson, and Wills — 105. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

H. B. 262, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Fairmont so as to fix the salary of the Mayor and the Town Commissioners. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison the committee amendment 
is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 469, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the salary of the Board of Com- 
missioners of Newport. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison the Committee amend- 
ment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 



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H. B. 470, a bill to be entitled an act changing the compensation of the Sheriff, 
Register of Deeds and County Commissioners of Vance County. 

On motion of Representative Church the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 472, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for a new registration of 
voters in Ashe County in lieu of and prior to setting up a loose-leaf system other- 
wise. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 479, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapters 62 and 664 of the 
1965 Session Laws relating to the compensation of the Chairman and other 
members of the Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison the Committee amendment 
is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 482, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 121, Private Laws of 
1931, relating to initiative, referendum and recall in the City of Asheville. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison the Committee amendment 
is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed and 
sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 488, a bill to be entitled an act to remove the local modification to 
General Statutes 163-69 as applicable to Wake County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 489, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 24 of Chapter 153 of 
the General Statutes to permit the Board of Commissioners of Mecklenburg 
County to exercise the power of eminent domain with respect to water and 
sewer systems in the same manner as permitted in Article 9 of Chapter 136 
of the General Statutes. 

On motion of Representative Vogler the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 495, a bill to be entitled an act to establish the salaries and remuner- 
ation of the Sheriff, Register of Deeds and the County Commissioners of Ala- 
mance County. 

On motion of Representative Harris the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 



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H. B. 558, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Town of Highlands in 
Macon County to make appropriations from non-tax funds for certain public 
purposes. 

On motion of Representative Bradley the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings as amended and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 616, a bill to be entitled an act to allow persons residing within annexed 
areas of the Town of Mayodan to vote and to be eligible for office in the munici- 
pal election of 1969. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 144, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article IV of Chapter 84 of the 
General Statutes so as to permit district bar associations to assess and collect 
annual membership fees for the promotion and maintenance of its admini- 
stration, activities and programs. 

Passes its third reading by the following vote and is ordered enrolled. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Barr, Baugh, Beam, Beard, Beatty, Billings, Blake, Boger, 
Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, Burrus, Campbell of 
Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carson, Carter, Chase, 
Church, Clark, Coble, Collins, Covington, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, 
Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Fulton, Garner, Gentry, Godwin of Craven, 
Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, Hofier, Horton, 
Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Duplin, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Mecklen- 
burg, Jones of Rutherford, Kincaid, Leatherman, Love, Mauney, McDaniel, 
McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, 
Messer, Mills, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, 
Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Quinn, Ragsdale, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey 
of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, 
Short, Snead, Snyder, Soles, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, Strickland, Tart, 
Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Twiggs, Vogler, Warlick, Williamson, and Wills — 105. 

Those voting in the negative are: None. 

S. B. 237, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for a period of probation when 
a new driver's license is issued under the provisions of General Statutes 20-19 
(e). 

Passes its third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 316, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the propagation and labeling 
and sale of quail so as to permit the processing and sale of quail carcasses for 
food. 

On motion of Representative Collins consideration of the bill is postponed 
until tomorrow, April 15, 1969. 

H. B. 437, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 35-42 to 
provide that the secretary of the Eugenics Board shall be an employee of the 
State Department of Public Welfare and shall be disignated by the Com- 
missioner of Public Welfare. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 487, a bill to be entitled an act to bring General Statutes 163-153(2) in 
conformance with General Statutes 163-45. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 604, a bill to be entitled an act requiring new voter registration in 
counties. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Johnson of Wake objects to the third reading and the bill 
remains on the Calendar. 

S. B. 184, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 21, Chapter 143 of the 
General Statutes to clarify the authority of local air pollution control programs. 

On motion of Representative Eagles consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Thursday, April 17, 1969. 

S. B. 222, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify General Statutes 20-28.1 re- 
lating to revocation of driving privileges of persons who drive while licenses are 
revoked or suspended. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates consideration of the bill is 
postponed until Thursday, April 17, 1969. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

S. B. 95. An Act to rewrite General Statutes 28-174, relating to damages 
recoverable for death by wrongful act. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12:00 o'clock Noon. 



SEVENTY-EIGHTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Tuesday, April 15, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend Charles Easley, Pastor of St. Matthews 
Lutheran Church, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 



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Mr. Speaker Vaughn appoints the following to attend the inauguration of 
Dr. Alex S. Pow as President of Western Carolina University at Cullowhee, 
North Carolina, on April 24: Representatives Harkins, Messer, Stevens, and 
Taylor of Transylvania. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Harkins for Monday night, 
April 14, 1969 and today. 

A leave of absence is granted Representative Ragsdale for today. 

On motion of Representative Lilley, the rules are suspended so that he may 
present Colonel Charles E. Yeager. Colonel Yeager approaches the well of the 
House where he makes a few remarks. 

On motion of Representative Eagles, the courtesies of the floor are extended to 
the Honorable John O. Gunn, a former member of the House from Caswell 
County. 

An idenfinite leave of absence is granted Representative Soles beginning 
Friday, April 18, 1969. 

On motion of Representatives Ramsey of Person, and Watkins, the courtesies 
of the floor are extended to the Honorable Joe Watkins, a former member 
from Granville County. 

On motion of Representative Bryan, the courtesies of the floor are extended 
to the Honorable Wilson Yarborough, a former member of the House from 
Cumberland County. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Jernigan, for the Committee on Conservation and De- 
velopment: 

H. B. 452, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article I of Chapter 113 of 
the General Statutes relating to the Board of Conservation and Development 
and the Director thereof. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

By Representative Paschall, for the Committee on Highway Safety: 

H. B. 166, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-118 
concerning axle weights. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 

H. B. 197, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 162-5 per- 
taining to the procedure for filling a vacancy in the office of Sheriff. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 



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H. B. 204, a bill to be entitled an act to assure equal treatment of all citizens 
of Gaston County when fees are charged for certain services furnished by the 
County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 430, a bill to be entitled an act to exempt North Carolina from the 
Federal Act making daylight savings time mandatory. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 523, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes to provide limitations upon the use to be made of lists of employees 
furnished tax collectors. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 636, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 14, Section 197 of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina by removing Dare County as an ex- 
empted county from the provisions of this act relating to the use of indecent 
language. 

With a favorable report. 

H, B. 637, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 14, Section 269.1 
of the General Statutes of North Carolina by removing Dare County as an 
exempted county from the provisions of this Act relating to the confiscation 
of firearms. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 638, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the use of rifles in the main- 
land area of Dare County from the northern boundary line of the Town of 
Kill Devil Hills to the northern boundary line of the County of Dare. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 725, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of County Com- 
missioners and the County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of Gates County 
to jointly employ law enforcement officers. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 338, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Greensboro City Board 
of Education to execute and deliver a quitclaim deed for certain land. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 608, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 148-23, 
regulating the conduct of prison employees. 

With a favorable report. 



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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Hofler, Royall, and Penny of Durham: 

H. B. 731, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 143-129 re- 
lating to the letting of public contracts and purchases by the City of Durham. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Garner and Blake: 

H. B. 732, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize an election on the question 
of incorporating the City of Archdale-Trinity in Randolph County and re- 
pealing the Charters of the Towns of Archdale and Trinity. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Horton, McDaniel, Wills, Jemison and McKnight: 

H. B. 733, a bill to be entitled an act amending the Teachers' and State 
Employees' Retirement Act so as to make the election of retirement option 
effective upon execution of such option. 

Referred to Committee on State Personnel. 

By Representative Church: 

H. B. 734, a bill to be entitled an act to permit coroners, health directors, 
and county physicians to be appointed as medical examiners. 

Referred to Committee on Health. 

By Representatives Tolbert and Boger: 

H. B. 735, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 7-64 re- 
lating to the jurisdiction of the superior and inferior courts so as to make same 
applicable to Iredell County. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representatives Frye, Short, Coble, Payne, Phillips and Ridenour: 

H. B. 736, a bill to be entitled an act providing a method for amendment 
of the Charter of the City of Greensboro with respect to the composition and 
mode of election of the Mayor and City Council. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Carter: 

H. B. 737, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-4.1 to 
allow municipalities becoming reactivated after the decennial census to file 
estimates of population in order to participate in State collected funds. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

And, 



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H. B. 738, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 136-41.1 to 
direct the State Highway Commission to pay the 1968 allocation of the Powell 
Bill Funds to the Town of Wade from the one percent (1 %) of the appropriation 
withheld. 

Referred to Committee on Roads. 

By Representative DeBruhl: 

H. B. 739, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 3 of Chapter 936 of 
the Session Laws of 1963 and Section 1 of Chapter 698 of the Session Laws of 
1965 to increase the salaries of the Chairman and one Commissioner of the 
Board of Commissioners of Buncombe County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 740, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the salaries of the Tax Col- 
lector, Register of Deeds and Sheriff of Buncombe County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Gentry: 

H. B. 741, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 163 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina so as to require that all counties adopt the full- 
time registration of voters. 

Referred to Committee on Election Laws. 

By Representative Green, by request: 

H. B. 742, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-402 re- 
lating to the limitation of the maximum tax rate for general purposes, as the 
same applies to the Town of Elizabethtown in Bladen County. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representative Mayfield: 

H. B. 743, a bill to be entitled an act to appropriate funds for the Henderson 
County Technical Institute. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

By Representatives Stewart, Rhyne, Bumgardner and Leatherman: 

H. B. 744, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the salaries of the Mayor and 
Commissioners of the City of Cherryville in Gaston County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 745, a bill to be entitled an act enabling the City of Lincolnton and the 
City of Cherryville to jointly establish an airport and providing for the main- 
tenance of a joint airport by said cities. 



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Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 746, a bill to be entitled an act to create the Lincolnton-Cherryville 
Airport Authority. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 747, a bill to be entitled an act to revise and consolidate the Charter 
of the City of Cherryville and to repeal prior Charter acts. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Harris: 

H. B. 748, a bill to be entitled an act to confirm, ratify and validate a certain 
conveyance of land by the City of Burlington. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

And, 

H. B. 749, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 7, Chapter 105 of the 
General Statutes of North Carolina to provide for the payment by banks and 
persons, firms or corporations doing a banking business of the Intangible Tax 
levied on certificates of deposit and to allow the recovery by such banks, or 
persons, firms or corporations doing a banking business, of the tax so paid by 
the deduction of such tax from the interest accrued on the certificates of deposit. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

By Representative McMichael: 

H. B. 750, a bill to be entitled an act appropriating funds for the repair and 
restoration of The Wright Tavern. 

Referred to Committee on Appropriations. 

And, 

H. B. 751, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 635 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 relating to the election of the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen 
of the Town of Madison in Rockingham County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Love: 

H. B. 752, a bill to be entitled an act to fix penalties and discounts upon the 
payment of taxes in Lee County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Jones of Rutherford: 



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H. B. 753, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 14-226 so as 
to make the intimidation or interference with jurors and witnesses a felony and 
providing the punishment therefor. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representative Mills: 

H. B. 754, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the Anson County Admini- 
strative School Unit naming certain members to the Board and fixing their 
terms of office. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Watkins: 

H. B. 755, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the City of Oxford to con- 
vey certain property to the Board of Education of Granville County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 756, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Granville County to fix the number of salaried county employees 
and the compensation of county officials and employees. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Clark, Penny of Durham and Harris: 

H. B. 757, a bill to be entitled an act to regulate the retail installment sales 
of motor vehicles and certain consumer loans. 

Referred to Committee on Banks and Banking. 

By Representative Wills: 

H. B. 758, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-87(5) so 
as to standardize annual registration and license fees for private passenger 
vehicles. 

Referred to Committee on Roads. 

By Representatives Beard and Warlick: 

H. B. 759, a bill to be entitled an act enabling Catawba County to hold a 
special election for the purpose of considering whether the County shall or shall 
not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one percent upon the sale, use and 
other taxable transactions upon which the State now imposes a three percent 
sales and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 



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S. B. 416, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 153-13, by 
establishing compensation to be paid to the County Commissioners of Madison 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 218, a bill to be entitled an act to require motor vehicles to be equipped 
with safe tires. 

Referred to Committee on Highway Safety. 

S. B. 353, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 115-165 to 
establish an appeal procedure from the decision of a county or city school 
superintendent to exclude a child from the public schools. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

S. B. 370, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 15-47 so as 
to authorize the custodian of a prisoner to have bail fixed. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

S. B. 418, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing increases in number and 
compensation of Madison County Court House secretarial employees. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 352, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 115-166 by 
exempting from the General Compulsory Attendance Law, upon certain con- 
ditions, a child afflicted by mental, emotional, or physical incapacities. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

S. B. 396, a bill to be entitled an act relating to payment of firemen's retire- 
ment contributions in the City of Roanoke Rapids and to modify the appli- 
cation to General Statutes 118-7 to the City. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 417, a bill to be entitled an act raising the compensation of the Sheriff, 
his deputies, the Tax Collector, the Register of Deeds, the County Auditor and 
the Court House Janitor of Madison County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

H. B. 378, a bill to be entitled an act to appoint certain members of the Board 
of Education of the respective counties of North Carolina and to fix their terms 
of office. 

Returned for concurrence. 

On motion of Representative Tart, the House concurs in the Senate amend- 
ment and the bill is ordered enrolled. 

Representative Mitchell requests and is granted permission by Mr. Speaker 
Vaughn to vote "noe" on the bill. 

S. B. 392, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the municipalities in Mont- 
gomery County to convey certain properties to Montgomery County. 



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Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

S. B. 384, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of Lumberton, as 
amended by Chapter 282, Session Laws of 1965, so as to authorize the Roberson 
County Board of Elections and the City Council to alter election precincts. 

On motion of Representative McMillan of Robeson, the rules are suspended 
and the bill is placed on its immediate passage. 

Passes first reading. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 
H. B. 604, a bill to be entitled an act requiring new voter registration in 
counties. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake, the bill is recommitted to the 
Committee on Election Laws. 

H. B. 316, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the propagation and labeling 
and sale of quail so as to permit the processing and sale of quail carcasses for 
food. 

Representative Messer offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin calls the previous question. 

Representative Carson calls for the "ayes" and "noes". 

Passes its second reading as amended by the following vote. 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Rperesentatives Andrews, Auman, 
Barbee, Barker, Beam, Beatty, Billings, Boger, Boshamer, Bradley, Britt, 
Bryan, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, 
Carter, Chase, Clark, Collins, Culpepper, DeBruhl, Eagles, Euliss, Frye, Garner, 
Gentry, Godwin of Craven, Godwin of Gates, Green, Gregory, Harris, Haynes, 
Hege, Hicks, Horton, Jemison, Johnson of Duplin, Jones of Mecklenburg, Love, 
McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, McMichael, McMillan of Robeson, Messer, 
Mills, Mohn, Moore, Paschall, Payne, Penny of Durham, Penton, Phillips, 
Quinn, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Raynor, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, 
Roberson, Rose, Rountree, Royall, Short, Snead, Speros, Stanford, Stevens, 
Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, Vogler, Watkins, Williamson and 
Wills — 77. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Barr, Baugh, Beard, 
Blake, Bostian, Burrus, Carson, Church, Coble, Covington, Elliott, Everett, 
Fenner, Fulton, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Johnson of Wake, Kincaid, 
Leatherman, Lilley, Martin, Mayfield, McMillan of Wake, Mitchell, Penny of 
Harnett, Soles, Stewart, Taylor of Transylvania, Twiggs, Warlick and Whitley 
— 31. 

Those voting "present" are: Representatives Falls and Hofler. 
Representative Baugh objects to the third reading of the bill. 



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Representative Johnson of Duplin moves the rules be suspended in order to 
consider the bill on its third reading. This motion fails of adoption. 

The bill remains on the Calendar for its third reading. 

H. B. 375, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the temporary questioning 
of persons in public places and a search for weapons during temporary question- 
ing. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Wake, the bill is recommitted to the 
Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

H. B. 528, a bill to be entitled an act relating to substitute trustees under 
Deeds of Trust and providing for the validation of certain acts done by such 
substitute trustees before April 1, 1969. 

On motion of Representative Snyder, consideration of the bill is postponed 
until Tuesday, April 22, 1969. 

S. B. 53, a bill to be entitled an act to permit a referendum in municipalities 
concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages. 

The Committee amendment fails of adoption. 

Representative Soles offers an amendment which fails of adoption. 

Representative Green offers an amendment. 

Representative Short moves the amendment offered by Representative Green 
do lie upon the table. The motion prevails. 

Representative McFadyen moves the House do now adjourn until tomorrow 
at Noon. This motion fails of adoption. 

Representative Taylor of Transylvania moves the bill be recommitted to the 
Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. This motion fails of adoption. 

Representative Short calls the previous question. 

Representative Boger calls for the "ayes" and "noes". 

Now the question recurs to the passage of the bill on its second reading. 

The bill fails to pass its second reading by the following vote: 

Those voting in the affirmative are: Representatives Baugh, Beam, Beatty, 
Bryan, Campbell of Mecklenburg, Carson, Church, Clark, Coble, Culpepper, 
DeBruhl, Everett, Falls, Fenner, Frye, Gentry, Gregory, Johnson of Duplin, 
Jones of Mecklenburg, Martin, Mauney, McMichael, Mills, Rountree, Royall, 
Short, Snead, Soles, Speros, Stevens and Williamson — 31. 

Those voting in the negative are: Representatives Andrews, Auman, Barker, 
Barr, Beard, Billings, Blake, Boger, Boshamer, Bostian, Bradley, Britt, Burrus, 
Campbell of Robeson, Campbell of Wilson, Carter, Chase, Eagles, Elliott, 
Euliss, Fulton, Garner, Godwin of Craven, Green, Harris, Haynes, Hege, Hicks, 
Hofler, Horton, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Wake, Jones of Rutherford, 
Kincaid, Leatherman, Lilley, Love, Mayfield, McDaniel, McFadyen, McKnight, 
McMillan of Robeson, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Mitchell, Mohn, Moore, 



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Payne, Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Penton, Phillips, Quinn, Ramsey 
of Madison, Ramsey of Person, Reid, Rhyne, Ridenour, Roberson, Rose, Stan- 
ford, Strickland, Tart, Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Tolbert, 
Twiggs, Warlick, Watkins, Whitley and Wills — 72. 

Those voting "present" are: Representative Collins. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

S. B. 120. An Act to amend the Federal Tax Lien Registration Act to comply 
with the Federal Tax Lien Act of 1966. 

S. B. 161. An Act to amend Chapter 316 of the Session Laws of 1947, as 
amended relating to professional bondsmen in Robeson County. 

S. B. 171. An Act to amend General Statutes 95-86 so as to increase the 
persons and occupations covered by the Minimum Wage Act. 

S. B. 214. An Act to amend General Statutes 20-183. 2(c) concerning safety 
equipment inspections of motor vehicles sold at retail. 

S. B. 228. An Act to amend Chapter 196, Session Laws of 1967, to authorize 
the appointment of Alcoholic Beverage Control officers in the Town of Mt. 
Pleasant, and to specify their jurisdiction. 

S. B. 229. An Act to amend Chapter 195, Session Laws of 1967, to authorize 
the appointment of Alcoholic Beverage Control officers in the City of Concord 
and to specify their jurisdiction. 

S. B. 247. An Act relating to filling vacancies on boards of county com- 
missioners. 

S. B. 266. An Act authorizing the Commissioners of Caswell County to 
execute warranty deeds. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



SEVENTY-NINTH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Wednesday, April 16, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend James S. Bellamy, Pastor of Memorial 
Methodist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin for the Committee on the Rules and Oper- 
ation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, found 
correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 



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On motion of Representative Tart, H. J. R. 649, entitled "a joint resolution 
providing for the appointment of a Legislative Study Commission on student 
financial aid." is withdrawn from the Committee on Education and re-referred 
to the Committee on Higher Education. 

On motion of Representative Carson, H. B. 436, "a bill to be entitled an act 
to amend Chapter 163 of the General Statutes so as to set forth duties of Presi- 
dential Electors and to provide methods for their resignation," is withdrawn 
from the Committee on State Government and re-referred to the Committee 
on Election Laws. 

On motion of Representative Church, H. B. 734, "a bill to be entitled an act 
to permit coroners, health directors, and county physicians to be appointed as 
medical examiners," is withdrawn from the Committee on Health and re-referred 
to the Committee on Constitutional Amendments. 

Mr. Speaker Vaughn extends the courtesies of the floor to the Honorable 
Pat Hunter, a former member of the House from Mecklenburg County. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take the place on 
the Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative McMillan of Robeson, for the Committee on Alcoholic 
Beverage Control: 

H. B. 693, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 396, Public-Local 
Laws of 1937, relating to the sale of beer and wine in the Village of Swannanoa. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 381, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize certain municipal corpor- 
ations in Moore County to hold an election for the sale of beer and wine. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Short, for the Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts: 

H. B. 371, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 153-40 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina relating to the office of Clerk to the Board of County 
Commissioners so as to make all the provisions applicable to Catawba County. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 735, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 7-64 re- 
lating to the jurisdiction of the Superior and Inferior Courts so as to make same 
applicable to Iredell County. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Tart for the Committee on Education: 

H. B. 26, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 165 of the 
General Statutes so as to authorize scholarships for children of war veterans to 
be awarded for private educational institutions as well as state institutions. 



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With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 588, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 165 of the 
General Statutes to provide scholarships for eligible recipients for the purpose 
of attending private educational institutions of higher learning. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Strickland the bill is recommitted to Committee 
on Military and Veterans' Affairs. 

H. B. 630, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 893 of the 1967 
Session Laws authorizing election or referendum on the question of reorganizing 
and merging the Lincoln County School Administrative Unit and the Lincolnton 
City Administrative Unit into one school administrative unit under one Board 
of Education so as to provide, in the event merger is approved by the electorate, 
the "Joint Lincoln County Board of Education" shall assume the administration 
of the Lincoln County Public Schools on August 15, 1969. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 632, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 115A of the General 
Statutes relating to equitable distribution of capital outlay funds to institutional 
units of the Community College System. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 694, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Montgomery County 
Board of Education to enter into written agreements with the employees of 
said Board to deduct specified sums from the salaries of the employees for 
hospitalization insurance. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 703, a bill to be entitled an act providing that money raised for the 
Richmond Technical Institute either through tax levy or bond issue may be 
used for community college purposes. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 711, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Winston-Salem Forsyth 
County Board of Education to convey certain lands to the North Carolina 
School of the Arts Foundation, Inc. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 461, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination and elec- 
tion of the members of the Board of Education of Johnston County. 

With an unfavorable report. 

S. B. 300, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination and election 
of the members of the Board of Education of Johnston County. 

With a favorable report. 



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S. B. 298, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 385, Session Laws, 
1949, as amended, relating to the schools of the Greensboro City Adminis- 
trative unit and governing body thereof. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Leatherman for the Committee on Higher Education: 

H. B. 267, a bill to be entitled an act to establish Pembroke College as a 
regional university with the designation of "Pembroke State University." 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 308, a bill to be entitled an act to make Wilmington College and Ashe- 
ville-Biltmore College campuses of the University of North Carolina under the 
designations of "The University of North Carolina at Wilmington", and "The 
University of North Carolina at Asheville." 

With a favorable report as amended. 

By Representative Johnson of Duplin for the Committee on Rules and 
Operation of the House: 

S. J. R. 271, a joint resolution relative to a correction in Senate Joint Reso- 
lution 1 of the 1969 General Assembly. 

With a favorable report. 

H. J. R. 426, a joint resolution creating the Commission on Presidential 
Nomination Procedure. 

With a favorable report. 

On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin the bill is recommitted to 
Committee on Appropriations. 

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representatives Blake and Garner: 

H. B. 760, a bill to be entitled an act to allow the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriffs 
of Montgomery County to purchase automobiles from State surplus. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative McMichael: 

H. B. 761, a bill to entitled an act to amend General Statutes 15-21 so as to 
require defendants to receipt for warrants served on them. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

By Representatives Ramsey of Madison and Messer: 

H. B. 762, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the election of the members 
of the Board of Education of Yancey County. 



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Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representatives Hege and Snyder: 

H. B. 763, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the number and election 
of members of the Davidson County Board of Education. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

And, 

H. B. 764, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the election and to fix 
the number and terms of members of the Board of Education of the Lexington 
City School Administrative Unit. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Rountree: 

H. B. 765, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 147-45 to 
include Court of Appeals reports among publications to be received by State 
Agencies at State expense and to increase to eleven the number of reports to be 
received by the Attorney General at State expense. 

Referred to Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts. 

By Representatives Snead and Penton: 

H. B. 766, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 385 of the Public 
Local Laws of 1921, relating to pensions for school teachers in New Hanover 
County, as amended. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative McDaniel: 

H. B. 767, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of Commissioners 
for Forsyth County to set a fee schedule to compensate constables for duties 
performed. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 768, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-453.5 
and General Statutes 160-453.17 relating to annexation by municipalities in 
Forsyth County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Speros, McMillan of Robeson, Campbell of Robeson 
and McFadyen: 

H. B. 769, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Chapter 213, Public-Local 
Laws of 1937, relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages within the Town of 
Wagram. 

Referred to Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control. 
By Representatives Messer and Ramsey of Madison: 



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H. B. 770, a bill to be entitled an act enabling Haywood County to hold a 
special election for the purpose of considering whether the County shall or 
shall not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one per cent upon the sale, use 
and other taxable transactions upon which the State now imposes a three per 
cent sales and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Messer and Gentry: 

H. B. 771, a bill to be entitled an act to protect children through licensing 
of Day Care Facilities. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

By Representatives Fenner, Eagles and Barbee: 

H. B. 772, a bill to be entitled an act relating to repair, closing and demolition 
of unfit dwellings in the City of Rocky Mount. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 773, a bill to be entitled an act to provide supplemental retirement 
funds for firemen in the City of Rocky Mount and to modify the application 
of General Statutes 118-5, General Statutes 118-6, and General Statutes 118-7 
to the City of Rocky Mount. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Harkins, DeBruhl and Stevens: 

H. B. 774, a bill to be entitled an act to delete Buncombe County from the 
list of counties exempted from the provisions regarding municipal subdivisions. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 775, a bill to be entitled an act to increase the appropriation which 
the Buncombe County Commissioners may appropriate to the Asheville Cham- 
ber of Commerce. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Clark and Mills: 

H. B. 776, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 946, Session Laws 
of 1953, relating to the Anson County Hospital. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Stanford and Falls: 

H. B. 777, a bill to be entitled an act rewriting Part 1, Article 34, Chapter 106 
of the General Statutes so as to include poultry in the Statutes relating to the 
quarantine of infected animals. 



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Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

By Representative Leatherman: 

H. B. 778, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 681, Session Laws 
of 1967, relating to the travel allowance of the members of the Board of Com- 
missioners of Lincoln County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 779, a bill to be entitled an act to enable and allow the County Com- 
missioners of Lincoln County to pay yearly dues to the Lincolnton-Lincoln 
County Chamber of Commerce. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Holshouser: 

H. B. 780, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the terms of office and salaries 
of the County Commissioners of Avery County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 781, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the authority of the Watauga 
County Airport Commission. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Lilley: 

H. B. 782, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of Commissioners 
of Jones County to make available to the Jones County Watershed Improve- 
ment Commission, from ad valorem tax monies, funds sufficient for such Com- 
mission to pay assessments made against land owners in Jones County by the 
Lenoir, Craven and Jones County Drainage District No. 1 and to authorize 
such Commission to pay such assessments. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Penney of Harnett: 

H. B. 783, a bill to be entitled an act to make parts 2 and 3 of Article 36, 
Chapter 160 of the General Statutes applicable to Harnett County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Boger, Taylor of Transylvania and Tolbert: 

H. B. 784, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-96 re- 
lating to overloading to allow a tolerance for vehicles hauling unprocessed 
forest products. 

Referred to Committee on Roads. 

By Representative Taylor of Transylvania: 



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H. B. 785, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Article 17 of Chapter 160 of 
the General Statutes relating to the Municipal Board of Control. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 

And, 

H. B. 786, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a procedure for changing 
the name of municipalities in North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on State Government. 

By Representatives Twiggs, Andrews, Beatty, Britt, Bryan, Bumgardner, 
Carson, Carter, Chase, Clark, Coble, Collins, Culpepper, Fenner, Frye, Godwin 
of Gates, Hofler, Holshouser, Jemison, Jernigan, Johnson of Cabarrus, Jones 
of Mecklenburg, Love, McKnight, McMillan of Wake, Messer, Moore, Paschall, 
Penny of Durham, Penny of Harnett, Phillips, Ramsey of Madison, Ramsey 
of Person, Raynor, Rose, Short, Snead, Soles, Stanford, Stewart, Strickland, 
Taylor of Transylvania, Taylor of Wake, Watkins and Williamson: 

H. B. 787, a bill to be entitled an act relating to travel and subsistence 
allowance of State employees. 

Referred to Committee on State Personnel. 

By Representatives DeBruhl, Harkins, Beam, Beatty, Snead and Campbell 
of Robeson: 

H. B. 788, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for one free motor vehicle 
registration plate to disabled veterans. 

Referred to Committee on Roads. 

By Representative Jones of Rutherford: 

H. B. 789, a bill to be entitled an act to provide for the nomination and elec- 
tion of the members of the Board of Education of Rutherford County. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

By Representative Green by request: 

H. B. 790, a bill to be entitled an act enabling Bladen County to hold a 
special election for the purpose of considering whether the county shall or shall 
not impose and levy a sales and use tax of one per cent upon the sale, use and 
other taxable transactions upon which the State now imposes a three per cent 
sales and use tax. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

By Representatives Hofler, Royall and Penny of Durham: 

H. B. 791, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-255 
relating to the installation and construction of water and sewerage facilities 
outside the corporate boundaries of cities and towns, and providing for recovery 
of cost thereof. 



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Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

And, 

H. B. 792, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article 15, Chapter 160, of 
the General Statutes of North Carolina relating to the repair, closing and demoli- 
tion of unfit dwellings. 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary No. 2. 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE 

Bills and resolutions are received from the Senate, read the first time and 
disposed of as follows: 

S. B. 115, a bill to be entitled an act providing the City of Albemarle, North 
Carolina, alternative methods of assessing the cost of extending water and 
sewer lines. 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

S. B. 390, a bill to be entitled an act to annex the Town of Guilford College 
to the City of Greensboro, and to repeal the Charter of the Town of Guilford 
College. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

CALENDAR 

Bills and resolutions on the Calendar are taken up and disposed of as follows: 

H. B. 197, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 162-5 per- 
taining to the procedure for filling a vacancy in the office of Sheriff, 

On motion of Representative Taylor of Transylvania the Committee amend- 
ment is adopted. 

Passes its second and third readings, as amended, and is ordered engrossed 
and sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 204, a bill to be entitled an act to assure equal treatment of all citizens 
of Gaston County when fees are charged for certain services furnished by the 
County. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 636, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 14, Section 197 of the 
General Statutes of North Carolina by removing Dare County as an exempted 
county from the provisions of this Act relating to the use of indecent language. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 637, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 14, Section 269.1 of the 
General Statutes of North Carolina by removing Dare County as an exempted 
county from the provisions of this Act relating to the confiscation of firearms. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 



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H. B. 638, a bill to be entitled an act prohibiting the use of rifles in the main- 
land area of Dare County from the northern boundary line of the Town of 
Kill Devil Hills to the northern boundary line of the County of Dare. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative McDaniel objects to the third reading. 

On motion of Representative Burrus, the rules are suspended in order to 
consider the bill on its third reading. 

Representative Burrus offers an amendment which is adopted. 

Passes its third reading as amended and is ordered engrossed and sent to 
the Senate. 

H. B. 725, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Board of County Com- 
missioners and the County ABC Board of Gates County to jointly employ 
law enforcement officers. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

S. B. 338, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Greensboro City Board 
of Education to execute and deliver a quitclaim deed for certain land. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

H. B. 316, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the propagation and labeling 
and sale of quail so as to permit the processing and sale of quail carcasses for 
food. 

Passes its third reading, as amended, and is ordered engrossed and sent to 
the Senate. 

H. B. 166, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 20-118 con- 
cerning axle weights. 

On motion of Representative Euliss the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Taylor of Transylvania objects to the third reading and the 
bill remains on the Calendar. 

H. B. 452, a bill to be entitled an act amending Article I of Chapter 113 of 
the General Statutes relating to the Board of Conservation and Development 
and the Director thereof. 

On motion of Representative Messer, the Committee amendment is adopted. 

Passes its second reading as amended. 

Representative Holshouser objects to the third reading and the bill remain 
on the Calendar. 

H. B. 523, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 105 of the General 
Statutes to provide limitations upon the use to be made of lists of employees 
furnished tax collectors. 



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Passes its second and third readings and is ordered sent to the Senate. 

H. B. 608, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite General Statutes 148-23, 
regulating the conduct of prison employees. 

Passes its second reading. 

Representative Horton objects to the third reading and the bill remains on 
the Calendar. 

S. B. 129, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 114-19 re- 
lating to taking photographs of persons charged with criminal offenses. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates the bill is recommitted to the 
Committee on Judiciary No. 1. 

S. B. 191, a bill to be entitled an act enabling municipalities to finance re- 
development programs on an annual basis. 

Passes its second and third readings and is ordered enrolled. 

ENROLLED BILLS 

The Enrolling Clerk reports the following bills and resolutions properly en- 
rolled, and they are duly ratified and sent to the office of the Secretary of State: 

S. B. 279. An Act to provide for an election in the Town of Farmville on 
the question of amending the Town Charter to establish the office of Town 
Manager. 

H. B. 178. An Act authorizing the Board of Commissioners for the County 
of Transylvania to fix the fees to be paid to the jailer for said County. 

H. B. 288. An Act to amend General Statutes 18-57 so as to provide for the 
distribution of Alcoholic Beverage Control store funds in Northampton County. 

H. B. 373. An Act to extend the jurisdiction of Lincolnton Alcoholic Beverage 
Control officer or officers of Lincoln County. 

H. B. 412. An Act amending Chapter 552 Session Laws of 1957, the same 
being the Charter of the Town of Jefferson, so as to extend the corporate limits 
of said Town. 

H. B. 424. An Act to amend the Charter of the City of Hickory, to provide 
for the appointment of a special registration commissioner for city elections. 

H. B. 438. An Act to amend General Statutes 115-126 so as to authorize the 
Asheboro City Board of Education in Randolph County to lease school facilities 
to the City of Asheboro for a term of twenty-five years. 

H. B. 444. An Act to include Cumberland in the provisions for removal and 
disposal of trash and in the provisions regarding special assessments for water 
and sewer facilities. 

H. B. 378. An Act to appoint certain members of the Board of Education 
of the respective counties of North Carolina and to fix their terms of office. 



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On motion of Representative Johnson of Duplin, duly seconded, the House 
adjourns to meet tomorrow at 12 o'clock Noon. 



EIGHTIETH DAY 

House of Representatives 
Thursday, April 17, 1969 

The House meets pursuant to adjournment and is called to order by Mr. 
Speaker Vaughn. 

Prayer is offered by the Reverend W. Larry Thompson, Pastor of Eagles 
Baptist Church, Crisp, North Carolina. 

Representative Johnson of Duplin, for the Committee on the Rules and 
Operation of the House, reports the Journal of yesterday has been examined, 
found correct, and without objection the same stands approved as written. 

A leave of absence is granted Representatives Johnson of Cabarrus, Mills and 
Paschall for today. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

Bills and resolutions are reported from standing committees, read by their 
titles, together with the reports accompanying them, and take their place on the 
Calendar, as follows: 

By Representative Ramsey of Person, for the Committee on Insurance: 

H. B. 514, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the insurance laws of North 
Carolina so as to provide for the assignment of rights and interests in group 
insurance and annuity contracts. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 258, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 58-79 to 
allow limited leeway in making Real estate investments. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Godwin of Gates, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 1: 

H. B. 581, a bill to be entitled an act to allow judges to issue limited driving 
permits to persons convicted of first offenses of driving while under the influence 
of intoxicating liquor. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates the Committee amendment 
is adopted. 

On motion of Representative Godwin of Gates the bill is recommitted to 
Committee on Highway Safety. 



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H. B. 748, a bill to be entitled an act to confirm, ratify and validate a certain 
conveyance of land by the City of Burlington. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 370, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 15-47 so as 
to authorize the custodian of a prisoner to have bail fixed. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Hofler, for the Committee on Judiciary No. 2: 

H. B. 474, a bill to be entitled an act to clarify the laws relating to larceny. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 476, a bill to be entitled an act to allow discretionary review by the 
Supreme Court of North Carolina in post-conviction cases. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 593, a bill to be entitled an act to permit certain minors to enter into 
legally binding contracts. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

S. B. 61, a bill to be entitled an act to rewrite and clarify the statutory 
limitation-upon-right to perform autopsy. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Hofler the substitute bill is adopted. 

S. B. 230, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 115A of the General 
Statutes by adding General Statutes 115-A-9.1 permitting disposition of real 
and personal property by community colleges. 

With a favorable report. 

By Representative Ramsey of Madison, for the Committee on Local Govern- 
ment: 

H. B. 6, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 36 of Chapter 160 of the 
General Statutes so as to exempt Burke County from parts. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 53, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the qualified voters of the 
several cities and towns of the State to amend their corporate Charters con- 
cerning the Mode of Selection of the Governing Board. 

With an unfavorable report as to bill, favorable as to committee substitute 
bill. 

On motion of Representative Ramsey of Madison the substitute bill is 
adopted. 



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H. B. 370, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 18-127.2 
exempting the municipalities located in the counties of Jackson, Swain and 
Transylvania from the provisions of said Section. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 383, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 160 of the General 
Statutes by adding General Statutes 160-205.1 authorizing municipalities to 
acquire an entire structure or parcel of land when it is servered by street right- 
of-way. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 390, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 160-453.5 
and General Statutes 160-453.17 relating to annexation by municipalities in 
Burke and Caldwell Counties. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 454, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing Elizabeth City in Pas- 
quotank County to zone around the perimeter of the Coast Guard Air Base at 
Elizabeth City to afford safe flying operations. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 564, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the compensation and allow- 
ances of the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Clayton. 

With an unfavorable report. 

H. B. 566, a bill to be entitled an act to provide supplemental retirement funds 
for firemen in the City of Burlington and to modify the application of General 
Statutes 118-5, General Statutes 118-6, and General Statutes 118-7 to the City 
of Burlington. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 572, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 1097 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 relating to the compensation of the Board of Commissioners of 
Tyrrell County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 574, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing body of the 
Town of Fairmont, North Carolina, to appoint a City Manager and to pre- 
scribe his powers and duties. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 578, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 1281 of the 1957 
Session Laws relating to the Charter of the City of New Bern in Craven County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 579, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 1193 of the Session 
Laws of 1967 authorizing the Town of Chapel Hill to exchange certain real 
estate. 



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With a favorable report. 

H. B. 580, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Town of Chapel Hill 
to establish an off-street parking fund. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 583, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the bringing of actions for 
the enforcement of taxes by Carteret County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 584, a bill to be entitled an act to extend police jurisdiction of the Town 
of Atlantic Beach. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 586, a bill to be entitled an act to repeal Session Laws with special pro- 
visions for building permits in Dare County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 587, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 130 of the General 
Statutes so as to provide that sanitary districts may acquire distribution systems 
located outside the district. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 592, a bill to be entitled an act to provide a supplemental retirement 
fund for firemen in the City of Newton and to modify the application of General 
Statutes 118-5, General Statutes 118-6, and General Statutes 118-7 to the City 
of Newton. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 589, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 143 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina relating to procedure for the letting of public con- 
tracts by the City of Gastonia. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 591, a bill to be entitled an act amending Chapter 1101 of the Session 
Laws of 1959 relating to the appointment and terms of members of the Asheville 
Library Board. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 594, a bill to be entitled an act amending General Statutes 153-246, 
relating to joint performance of administrative functions by local governments. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 595, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 1013 of the Session 
Laws of 1961 being the Charter of the Town of Edenton to redefine the corporate 
limits. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 598, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the election of the mayor 
and commissioners of the Town of Rose Hill. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 609, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 50 of the North 
Carolina Session Laws of 1935 entitled "An act to create a Civil Service Com- 
mission for the Fire Department and Police Department of the City of Raleigh 
and to provide the necessary machinery and rules for the organization and 
operation for said Civil Service Commission and departments". 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 610, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Sections 10 and 22(7) of the 
Charter of the City of Raleigh (Chapter 1184 of the Session Laws of North 
Carolina, 1949, as amended). 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 614, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the governing board of the 
Town of Lake Waccamaw to regulate the subdivision of the land in and around 
said Town and within 2,000 feet inland around the boundaries of Lake Wacca- 
maw. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 615, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the position of Tax Collector, 
Tax Supervisor and Treasurer of Alleghany County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 617, a bill to be entitled an act to make General Statutes 160-61.1, 
relating to warranty deeds, applicable to Granville County and the munici- 
palities therein. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 619, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 216 of the Session 
Laws of 1967, being a part of the Charter of the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg 
County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 620, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 713 of the Session 
Laws of 1965, being the Charter of the City of Charlotte in Mecklenburg 
County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 623, a bill to be entitled an act creating the Hendersonville — Henderson 
County Study Commission of the municipalities within, and the County of, 
Henderson. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 629, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 87 of the Session 
Laws of 1961 relating to the Charter of the Town of Chapel Hill. 

With a favorable report. 



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H. B. 640, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 371, Session Laws 
of 1967, relating to compensation of certain officials of McDowell County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 641, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Marion City School 
Board to convey, without consideration, to the City of Marion or McDowell 
County certain described land. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 650, a bill to be entitled an act to fix the salaries of the Board of County 
Commissioners of Columbus County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 651, a bill to be entitled an act to allow the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriffs 
of Granville County to purchase automobiles from State Surplus. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 656, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the dissolution of the Moyock 
Drainage District. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 657, a bill to be entitled an act relating to the salary of the Mayor and 
the Commissioners of the Town of Murfreesboro in Hertford County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 658, a bill to be entitled an act to permit the Stanly County Board of 
Commissioners to contribute to aid in the program of the Stanly County Vo- 
cational Workshop, Inc. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 659, a bill to be entitled an act to revise the Charter of the Town of 
Stonewall in Pamlico County and to repeal prior Charter Acts. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 660, a bill to be entitled an act fixing the salary of the Register of Deeds 
and the salary and expense allowances of the County Commissioners of Bruns- 
wick County. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 

H. B. 664, a bill to be entitled an act altering the terms of office of members 
of the Rocky Mount City Board of Education and providing for staggered 
terms of office for such members. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 665, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 1068 of the 1963 
Session Laws relating to the salaries of the County Commissioners. 

With a favorable report, as amended. 



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H. B. 668, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Board of County Com- 
missioners of Polk County to fix the compensation of certain county officials. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 670, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 72 of the Session 
Laws of 1969 so as to make technical corrections in the Charter of the Village 
of Whispering Pines. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 675, a bill to be entitled an act to make Chapter 1058 of the Session 
Laws of 1963 applicable to Vance County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 676, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 810 of the Session 
Laws of 1959 relating to the Supplemental Firemen's Retirement Fund in the 
City of Henderson. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 677, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 543 of the Session 
Laws of 1947 relating to the appointment of the Tax Supervisor for Randolph 
County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 701, a bill to be entitled an act authorizing the Town of Asheboro to 
lease property to Ash-Rand Rescue, Inc., a non-stock non-profit corporation. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 292, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Article 6A of Chapter 153 of 
the General Statutes relating to the salaries of appointive and elective county 
officials and employees so as to make it applicable to Wilson County. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 309, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the creation and organization 
of a Housing Appeals Board to which appeals may be taken from the decision 
of the Building Inspector upon any provision of the Housing Code of the Town 
of Mount Airy in Surry County. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 306, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 993, Session Laws of 
1949, to make more definite the outside boundaries of Pinehurst, Moore County, 
North Carolina. 

With a favorable report. 

S. B. 307, a bill to be entitled an act to authorize the Greensboro City Board 
of Education and the City of Greensboro to enter into contracts whereby the 
Board of Education may furnish the city certain services in connection with 
the city's recreation programs. 

With a favorable report. 



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By Representative Barr, for the Committee on Wildlife Resources: 

H. B. 573, a bill to be entitled an act to prohibit the hunting or taking of 
bear in Tyrrell County. 

With a favorable report. 

H. B. 667, a bill to be entitled an act to permit the snagging of non-game fish 
in a portion of Polk County. 

With a favorable report. 

INTRODUCTION OP BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

Bills and resolutions are introduced, read the first time, and disposed of as 
follows: 

By Representative Euliss: 

H. B. 793, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Section 160-59 of the General 
Statutes of North Carolina so as to exclude the City of Burlington as to the 
sale of one particularly described parcel of real property. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representative Boshamer: 

H. B. 794, a bill to be entitled an act to amend Chapter 337, Session Laws 
of 1951, relating to the term of appointment of the Tax Collector of Carteret 
County. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

And, 

H. B. 795, a bill to be entitled an act to amend the Charter of the Town of 
Newport as it relates to municipal elections. 

Referred to Committee on Local Government. 

By Representatives Falls, Messer, Collins, Soles, Chase, DeBruhl, Mayfield, 
Harkins, Barr, Everett, Gentry, Green, Tart, and Ramsey of Madison: 

H. B. 796, a bill to be entitled an act to amend General Statutes 106-564.1 
and General Statutes 106-567 relating to assessments for the promotion of use 
and sale of agricultural products as those relate to apples. 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture. 

By Representatives Tart, McMillan of Robeson, and Barbee: 

H. J. R. 797, a joint resolution creating the Commission of the Recodification 
of the Public School Laws of North Carolina. 

Referred to Committee on Education. 

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H. B. 798, a bill to be entitled an act to amend and revise Articles 25 and 26 
of Chapter 115 of the General Statutes to authorize cou