* PROHIBIT CELL PHONES IN PRISON: (House Bill 8) Makes it a Class misdemeanor to provide cell phones to inmates in the custody of the Department of Correction. Introduced by Rep. Garland Pierce, D-Scotland. Adopted 117-0. Sent to the Senate for consideration.
VOTING YES: Lucy Allen (D-Franklin, Halifax, Nash), Marilyn Avila (R-Wake), Dan Blue (D-Wake), Nelson Dollar (R-Wake), Bill Faison (D-Orange, Caswell), Larry Hall (D-Durham), Ty Harrell (D-Wake), Verla Insko (D-Orange), Darren Jackson (D-Wake), James Langdon Jr. (R-Johnston, Sampson), Paul Luebke (D-Durham), Grier Martin (D-Wake), Mickey Michaux (D-Durham), Deborah Ross (D-Wake), Paul Stam (R-Wake), Jennifer Weiss (D-Wake), W.A. "Winkie" Wilkins (D-Durham, Person)
DID NOT VOTE: Joe Hackney (D-Orange, Chatham, Moore)
EXCUSED ABSENCE: Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston)
* PRUDENT MANAGEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS: (Senate Bill 127) Enacts the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act and makes related amendments to the N.C. Uniform Trust Code, as recommended by the General Statutes Commission. Introduced by Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, R-Cabarrus. Adopted 110-6. Returned to the Senate for concurrence.
VOTING YES: Allen, Avila, Blue, Dollar, Faison, Hall, Harrell, Insko, Jackson, Langdon, Luebke, Martin, Michaux, Ross, Stam, Weiss, Wilkins
VOTING NO: Daughtry
DID NOT VOTE: Hackney
* MOTORCYCLE LEARNER'S PERMIT: (Senate Bill 64) Shortens the duration and amends the requirements for a motorcycle learner's permit and clarifies the requirements for obtaining a motorcycle endorsement. Introduced by Sen. Harry Brown, R-Onslow. Adopted 41-7. Sent to the House for consideration.
VOTING YES: Bob Atwater (D-Chatham, Durham, Lee), Neal Hunt (R-Wake), Ellie Kinnaird (D-Orange, Person), Vernon Malone (D-Wake), Floyd McKissick, Jr. (D-Durham), David Rouzer (R-Johnston, Wayne), Josh Stein (D-Wake), Richard Stevens (R-Wake)
VOTING NO: Doug Berger (D-Franklin, Granville, Vance, Warren)
* GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN: (Senate Bill 89) Authorizes the addition of Grandfather Mountain State Park to the state parks system. Introduced by Sen. Joe Sam Queen, D-Haywood. Adopted 43-0. Sent to the House for consideration.
VOTING YES: Atwater, Hunt, Kinnaird, Malone, McKissick, Rouzer, Stein, Stevens
DID NOT VOTE: Berger