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1955, c. 1017; 1967, c. 1184, G. S. 106-65.23

Composition: Five members. Two appointed by the Commis-
sioner of Agriculture, one appointed by the Dean of the school of
Agriculture of N. C. State University and two appointed by the

John L. Reitzel, Chairman Raleigh

James E. Hutto Raleigh

Walter J. Killough Raleigh

Charles G. Wright Raleigh

J. Hawley Poole West End

Rudolph E. Howell, Secretary Raleigh


Rev. s. 5432; 1903, c. 503, s. 2; 1961, c. 353, s. 1;
C. S. 6755; G. S. 90-180

Composition: Five members appointed by the Governor.

Dr. Ralph L. Williams Raleigh

Dr. C. R. Swearingen, Secretary-Treasurer Smithfield

J. E. Reed Gastonia

Dr. C. C. McLean, President Southern Pines

Dr. Clyde Young Mocksville

Governmental Boards and Commissions 463


1967, c. 937; G. S. 93C-2

Composition: Five members appointed by the Governor.

Albert F. Rhodes, President Wilmington

R. Truitt Upchurch Durham

Curtis W. Lewis Raleigh

Jesse C. Temple Winston-Salem

Walter L. Hanson, Secretary Charlotte



1961, c. 997; G. S. 87-70

Composition: Seven members appointed by the Governor.

Manley S. Martin, Chairman Warrenton

Boyce T. Green Canton

G. W. Dobo Wrightsville Beach

J. M. Jarrett Raleigh

Harry M. Peek Raleigh

James A. Ingram Raleigh


Leonard S. Daniel, Executive Secretary Raleigh




George W. Ipock New Bern

Raymond T. Edwards Newport

J. P. Strother Kinston

Mrs. Frank L. Peacock, Jr Fremont

Harold Maxwell New Bern

D. Livingstone Stallings New Bern

Mrs. W. A. Shepherd, Jr Goldsboro

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R. L. Grant Jackson

Henry Oetjen Raleigh

H. S. Gibbs Morehead City

V. O. Andrews New Bern

Raymond H. Hall Morehead City


D. Livingstone Stallings, President New Bern

Thomas B. Griffin, Auditor Kinston

A. H. Jeffress, Attorney Kinston

W. Olin Reed, Secretary-Treasurer Kinston

J. Thomas Davis, Inspector-Engineer Pink Hill



John M. Alexander Raleigh

Oran J. Cottle Raleigh

Robert K. Dennis, Sr Rocky Mount

Herbert Garrison Pineville

W. S. Harris, Jr Burlington

Z. V. McGirt Hamlet

Ralph Scott Haw River

Eugene Shaw Greensboro

Maurice Thiem Raleigh

Van Wyck Webb Raleigh

James L. Woodson Salisbury

Kermit L. Young Norwood


John M. Alexander, President Raleigh

Van Wyck Webb, Vice President Raleigh

Jack Moody, Secretary-Treasurer Siler City

Wade M. Smith, Asst. Secretary-Treasurer Raleigh

James C. Little, Attorney Raleigh

Robert M. Swicegood, Expert Asheville



Officers and Members of the Senate


H. Patrick Taylor, Jr President Wadesboro

Frank N. Patterson, Jr President-Pro-Tem _ Albemarle

Roy Rowe Principal Clerk Burgaw

W. Eugene Simmons Reading Clerk Tarboro

Brooks W. Poole Sergeant-at-Arms Raleigh

(Alphabetically Arranged)
Name District Party Address

Allen, Gordon P Eleventh Democrat Roxboro

Alley, Zebulon Doyle Thirty-second Democrat.- Wyanesville

AUsbrook, Julian R .Fourth.... Democrat Roanoke Rapids

Bagnal, Harry Twenty-Second Republican Winston-Salem

Bailey, J. Ruffin ...Twelfth ..Democrat Raleigh

Baugh, Philip Jackson .Twenty-seventh Democrat Charlotte

Bingham, Donald W Twenty-fifth Republican Rt. 1, Advance

Bowles, Hargrove (Skipper) Eighteenth Democrat Greensboro

Britt, Luther J., Jr Twentieth Democrat Lumberton

Burney, John J., Jr Tenth Democrat Wilmington

Church, John T Seventh Democrat Henderson

Coggins, Jyles J Twelfth Democrat Ralegih

Combs, Bobby Lee (Bob) Twenty-sixth Democrat Hickory

Crawford, L C Thirty-first Democrat Asheville

Currie, Claude Eleventh ..Democrat Durham

Deane, Charles B., Jr Nineteenth Democrat Rockingham

Flaherty, David T Twenty-eighth Republican Lenoir

Folger, Fred, Jr Twenty-first Democrat Mt. Airy

Frink, S. Bunn Fifteenth Democrat Shallotte

Futrell, Ashley B Second Democrat Washington

Gudger, Lamar Thirty-first Democrat Asheville

Harrington, J. J First Democrat Lewiston

Harris, J. Ollie Twenty-Ninth Democrat Kings Mountain

Henley, John T Fourteenth Democrat Hope Mills

Horton, Hamilton C., Jr Twenty-second Republican Winston-Salem

Jones, F. O'Neil Twenty-fourth Democrat ..Wadesboro

Joyner, Norman H Twenty-sixth Republican Rt. 1, Statesville

Killian, Carl D Thirty-third Democrat Cullowhee

Kirby, J. Russell Eighth Democrat W ilson

Kirk, Phillip J., Jr Twenty-third Republican Rt. 5, Salisbury

Knox, Eddie Twenty-seventh Democrat Charlotte

Larkins, Charles H., Jr Fifth Democrat Kinston

McGeachy, N. Hector, Jr Fourteenth Democrat Fayette ville

McLendon, L. P., Jr Eighteenth Democrat Greensboro

Milgrom, Henry M Eighth Democrat Battleboro

Mills, William D Sixth Democrat Rt. 1, Maysville

Moore, Herman A Twenty-seventh Democrat Rt. 1, Matthews

Murrow, Coolidge Eighteenth Republican High Point

Norton, Clyde Thirtieth Democrat...- Old Fort

Patterson, Frank N., Jr Twenty-fourth Democrat _ Albemarle

Rauch, Marshall A Twenty-ninth ....Democrat Gastonia

Reed, Norris C, Jr Third Democrat New Bern

Saunders, William P Nineteenth Democrat Southern Pines

Scott, Ralph H Seventeenth Democrat Rt. 1, Haw River

Staton, William W Thirteenth Democrat Sanford

Strickland, Thomas E Ninth Democrat Rt. 2, Goldsboro

Taylor, W. C Sixteenth Democrat Rt. 1, Yanceyville

Warren, Stewart B Tenth Democrat Clinton

White, Vernon E „ Fourth Democrat.__ Winterville

Wood, George M First Democrat Camden


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Arranged by Districts
(Democrats unless otherwise indicated)

District Name Address

1st — J. J. Harrington Lewiston

1st — George M. Wood Camden

2nd — Ashley B. Futrell Washington

3rd — Norris C. Reed, Jr New Bern

4th — Julian R. Allsbrook Roanoke Rapids

4th — Vernon E. White Winterville

5th — Charles H. Larkins, Jr Kinston

6th— William D. Mills_.._ Rt. 1, Maysville

7th — John T. Church Henderson

8th — J. Russell Kir by Wilson

8th — Henry M. Milgrom Battleboro

9th — Thomas E. Strickland Rt. 2, Goldsboro

10th — John J. Burney, Jr Wilmington

10th — Stewart B. Warren Clinton

11th — Gordon P. Allen Roxboro

11th — Claude Currie Durham

12th— J. RuHin Bailey Raleigh

12th — Jyles J. Coggins Raleigh

13 th — William W . Staton San ford

14th — John T. Henley hope Mills

14th — N. Hector McGeachy, Jr Fayetteville

15th — S. Bunn Frink Shallotte

16th— W. C. Taylor Rt. 1, \anceyville

17th — Ralph H. Scott Rt. 1, Haw River

18th — Hargrove (Skipper) Bowles Greensboro

18th — L. P. McLendon, Jr Greensboro

18th — Coolidge Murrow ( R) High Point

19th — Charles B. Deane, Jr Rockingham

19th — William P. Saunders Southern Pines

20th — Luther J. Britt, Jr. Lumberton

21st — Fred Folger, Jr Mt. Airy

22nd — Harry Bagnal (R) . Winston-Salem

22nd — Hamilton C. Horton, Jr. (R) .. Winston-Salem

23rd— Phillip J. Kirk, Jr. (R; Rt. 5, Salisbury

24th — F. O'Neil Jones W adesboro

24th — Frank N. Patterson, Jr Albemarle

25th — Donald W . Bingham (R; Rt. 1, Advance

26th — Bobby Lee (Bob; Combs Hickory

26th — Norman H. Joyner (Rj.._ Rt. 1, Statesville

27th — Philip Jackson Bauch Charlotte

27th — Eddie Knox Charlotte

27th — Herman A. Moore Rt. 1, Matthews

28th — David T. Flaherty (R) Lenoir

29th — J. OUie Harris Kings Mountain

29th — Marshall A. Raugh ....Gastonia

30th— Clyde Norton Old Fort

31st — I. C. Crawford AsheviUe

31st — Lamar Gudger AsheviUe

32nd — Zebulon Doyle Alley Waynesville

33rd — Carl D. Killian CuUowhee

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Order of Business

RULE 1. Rules controlling the Senate of North Carolina and its
Comtnittees. — The following rules shall govern and control all ac-
tions and procedures of the Senate and its committees.

RULE 2. Convening hour. — The President shall take the chair
at the hour fixed by the Senate upon adjournment on the preced-
ing legislative day, and shall call the members to order. In case
the Senate adjourned on the preceding legislative day without hav-
ing fixed the hour of reconvening, the Senate shall reconvene on
the next legislative day at 12:00 noon.

RULE 3. Opening the sessio7i. — The President shall, upon order
being obtained, have the sessions of the Senate opened with prayer.

RULE 4. Convening in absence of President. — In the absence of
the President, the President pro tempore shall reconvene the Senate
and preside, and during such time shall be vested with all powers of
the President except that of casting a vote in case of tie when he
shall have voted as a Senator. And in the event of the absence of the
President and President pro tempore at any time fixed for the re-
convening of the Senate, the Principal Clerk of the Senate, or in his
absence also, some member of the Senate Committee on Rules and
Operation of the Senate, shall call the Senate to order and desig-
nate some member to act as President.

RULE 5. Quorum. — (a) A quorum consists of a majority of all
the qualified members of the Senate.

(b) When a lesser number than a quorum convene, the Sen-
ators present may send the doorkeeper or any person, for any or
all absent Senators, as a majority of the Senators present deter-

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RULE fi. Approval of JohdwI. — After the prayer, and upon ap-
pearance of a quorum, the President shall cause the Journal of
the prece<lin<r day to be read and approved, unless the Chairman
of the Committee on Rules and Operation of the Senate or some
member of the Senate by motion sustained by a majority of the
members present, has the reading thereof dispensed with and the
same approved as written.

RULE 7. Order of buKinesft. — After approval of the Journal, the
order of business shall be as follows:

(1) Reports of standing committees.

(2) Reports of select committees.

(3) Introduction of bills, petitions, and resolutions.

(4) Messages from the House of Representatives.

(5) Unfinished business of preceding day.

(G) Special orders.

(7) General Orders — First, local bills on third reading roll call,
then local bills on second reading roll call. After that the viva voce
second reading local calendar in numerical order, taking up the
Senate bills in first order. After disposition of the local calendar,
the public calendar of bills will be considered in the same order,
that is:

(a) Third reading roll call bills.

(b) Second reading roll call bills.

(c) Second reading bills to be considered viva voce, with Sen-
ate bills taking precedence in order over House bills.

But messages from the Governor and House of Representatives
and communications and reports from State ofiicers and reports
from the Committee on Rules and Operation of the Senate may be
received and acted on under any order of business.

Conduct of Debate

RULE 8. Presidott to maintain order. — The President shall
have general direction of the Hall of the Senate and shall be au-
thorized to take such action as is necessary to maintain order, and
in case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct in the galleries or
lobbies, he shall have the power to order the same cleared.

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RULE 9. Substitution for President. — The President shall have
the right to call on any member to perform the duties of the Chair,
but substitution shall not extend beyond one day.

RULE 10. Points of order. — (a) The President shall preserve
order and decorum and proceed with the business of the Senate
according to the rules adopted. He shall decide all questions of or-
der, subject to an appeal to the Senate by any member, on which
appeal no member shall speak more than once unless by leave of
the Senate. A two-t"hirds vote of the members present is necessary
to sustain any appeal from the ruling of the Chair.

(b) In the event the Senate Rules do not provide for, or cover
any point of order raised by any Senator, the rules of the United
States House of Representatives shall govern.

(c) When a Senator is called to order he shall take his seat until
the President determines whether he was in order or not; if de-
cided to be out of order, he shall not proceed without the permission
of the Senate; and every question of order shall be decided by the
President, subject to an appeal to the Senate by any Senator; and
if a Senator is called to order for words spoken, the words ex-
cepted to shall be immediately taken down in writing, that the
President or Senate may be better able to judge of the matter.

RULE 11. Debating and voting by Lieutenant Governor. — The
Lieutenant Governor, as President of the Senate, being a Consti-
tutional Officer shall not have the right to debate any question or
to address the Senate upon any proposition unless by permission of
the majority of members present, and shall have the right to vote
only when there is a tie vote upon any question or election.

RULE 12. Obtaining recognition. — (a) When any Senator is
about to speak in debate or deliver any matter to the Senate, he
shall rise from his seat and respectfully address the President. No
member shall speak until recognized by the President, and when
two or more members rise at the same time, the President shall
name the member to speak.

(b) A Senator who has the lloor may yield the floor to another
Senator only for the purpose oi allowing another Senator to state

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a question. Only the Chair may award the floor to any Senator lor
the purposes of aHowinti' that Senator to enf;:ap:e in general debate.

RULE lo. Recog)ntio)i for extending courtesies. — Courtesies of
the floor and galleries shall be extended only by the President on
his own motion or upon the written request of a member of the
Senate to former members of the General Assembly or to visiting
distinguished visitors.

Members may designate Honorary Pages by a statement de-
livered to the Principal Clerk who will have a certificate issued

The President may upon written request at intervals between
various orders of business extend courtesies to schools or other
special large groups visiting in the galleries while they are present,
and the President shall, at such times as he deems appropriate, ex-
press to those visitors in the galleries the pleasure of the Senate
for their presence.

RULE 14. Limitations o)i i}idividaal debate. — (a) No Senator
shall speak or debate more than three times nor longer than forty-
five minutes on the same day on the same subject without leave
of the Senate.

(b) By permission of the President any member of the Senate
may address the Senate from the lectern located on the floor be-
fore the dais for the purpose of explaining a bill or resolution,
stating a point of personal privilege or for the purpose of debate.

RULE 15. Priority of business. — All questions relating to prior-
ity of business shall be decided without debate.

RULE 16. Reading of papers. — When the reading of a paper,
other than a petition, is called for, and any Senator objects to the
reading, the question shall be determined by the Senate without

RULE 17. General decorum. — (a) Senators and visitors shall
uncover their heads upon entering the Senate Chamber while the
Senate is in session and shall continue uncovered during their con-
tinuance in the Chamber, unless one's religion requires his head
to be covered.

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(b) No remark reflecting personally upon the action of any
Senator shall be in order upon the floor of the Senate unless pre-
ceded by a motion or resolution of censure.

(c) When the President is putting a question, or a division by
counting is in progress, no Senator shall walk out of or across the
Chamber, nor when a Senator is speaking, pass between him and
the President.

(d) When a motion to adjourn or for recess is affirmatively de-
terminted, no member or ofljcer shall leave his place until adjourn-
ment or recess is declared by the President.

(e) Smoking shall not be allowed on the floor or galleries of the
Senate during Sessions.


RULE 18. Motions generally. — All motions shall be reduced to
writing, if desired by the President or a Senator, delivered at the
table, and read by the President or Reading Clerk before the same
are debated; but any motion may be withdrawn by the introducer
at any time before decision or amendment.

RULE 19. Motions — Order of precedeyice. — When a question is
before the Senate no motion shall be received except those herein
specified, which motions shall have precedence as follows, viz:

(1) To adjourn.

(2) To lay on the table.

(3) For the previous question.

(4) To postpone indefinitely.

(5) To postpone to a certain day.

(6) To commit to a standing committee.

(7) To commit to a select committee.

(8) To amend.

(9) To substitute.

RULE 20. Motions to adjourn and to lay on the table. — The mo-
tions to adjourn and to lay on the table shall be decided without
debate, and the motion to adjourn shall always be in order when
made by a Senator entitled to the floor.

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RULE 21. Motioyis to postpone to certain day and to commit.
The respective motions to postpone to a certain day, or to commit
to a standing; or select committee, shall preclude debate on the
main question.

RULE 22. Action 7vhen previous question pending. — When a
motion for the previous question is made and is pending, debate
shall cease. After a motion for the previous question is made, pend-
ing a second thereto, any member may give notice that he desires to
offer an amendment to the bill or other matter under consideration ;
and after the previous question is seconded such member shall be
entitled to offer his amendment in pursuance of such notice.

RULE 23. Motion for previous question. — The previous ques-
tion shall be as follows: "Shall the main question be now put?"
and until it is decided shall preclude all amendments and debate.
If this question is decided in the affirmative, the "main question"
shall be on the passage of the bill, resolution, or other matter un-
der consideration; but when amendments are pending, the ques-
tion shall be taken upon such amendments in their inverse order,
without further debate or amendment: Provided, that no one shall
move the previous question except the member submitting the re-
port on the bill or other matter under consideration, and the mem-
ber introducing the bill or other matter under consideration or the
member in charge of the measure, who shall be designated by the
chairman of the committee reporting the same to the Senate at the
time the bill or other matter under consideration is reported to the
Senate or taken up for consideration.

RULE 24. Motion to reconsider. — When a question has been
once put and decided, any Senator who voted in the majority may
move to reconsider thereof; but no motion for the reconsideration
of any vote shall be in order after the bill, resolution, message, re-
port, amendment, or motion upon which the vote was taken has
gone out of the possession of the Senate; nor shall any motion for
reconsideration be in order unless made on the same day or in the
next following legislative day or which the vote proposed to be re-
considered took place, unless the motion is made by che Committee
on Rules lor verbal or grammatical errors in the bills, when the

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motion may be made at any time: Provided, that when the next
legislative day has by motion of the Senate, been restricted as to
matters which may be considered, a motion to reconsider shall be
in order on the next succeeding day upon which regular business
is conducted. No question shall be reconsidered more than once.


RULE 25. Putting question; division. — All questions for a vote
shall be put as follows: "Those in favor say 'Aye'," and after the
affirmative vote is expressed — "Opposed 'No'." After which the
President will announce the result. If a division on any vote is de-
sired, it must be called for immediately before the result of the
voting is announced on any question, and upon such call, the Presi-
dent shall require the members to stand and be counted for and
against any proposition under consideration,

RULE 26. Voting by ayes and noes. — The ayes and noes may
be called for on any question before the vote is taken, and if the
call is sustained by one-fifth of the Senators present, the roll of the
Senate shall be called and the ayes and noes taken, and the same
shall be entered upon the Journal. If a Senator desires the ayes and
noes recorded on any question, he shall address the Chair and ob-
tain recognition and say, "Upon that vote or question I call for the
ayes and noes." Whereupon the President shall say, "Is the call
sustained?" If one-fifth of the members present then stand the roll
is called and the ayes and noes recorded. If fewer than one-fifth
present stand, the Chair announces, "An insufficient number up"
and a viva voce vote is then taken.

RULE 27. Dividing question. — If any question contains several
distinct propositions, it shall be divided by the President, at the
request of any Senator, provided each subdivision, if left to itself,
forms a substantive proposition.

RULE 28. Duty to vote. — Every Senator who is within the bar
of the Senate when the question is stated by the Chair shall vote
thereon, unless he is excused by the Senate or unless he is directly
interested in the question; and the bar of the Senate shall include
the entire Senate Chamber.

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RULE 29. Excused froin votuKj. — Any Senator requesting to be
excused from votinji' may make, either immediately before or after
the vote has been called for and before the result has been an-
nounced, a brief statement of the reasons for making such re-
quest, and the question shall then be taken without debate.

RULE 30. Explanation of vote. — Any Senator may explain his
vote on any bill pending by obtaining permission of the President
before the vote is put: Provided, that not more than three minutes
shall be consumed in such explanation.


RULE 31. Appointment of Committees. — The President of the
Senate, unless he has by law disqualified himself from that office,
shall have the exclusive right and authority to appoint all Com-
mittees, regular or select, and to appoint Committee Chairmen and
Vice Chairmen, and he is specitically authorized to appoint four
Chairmen of four Subcommittees of the Committee on Appropria-
tions; but he may delegate said authority in any instance, as he
may choose. Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Rules
and Operation of the Senate, the Senate may authorize additional
standing committees.

RULE 32. List of Standing Committees. — The standing commit-
tees shall be:

1. Agriculture

2. Alcoholic Beverage Control

3. Appropriations, consisting of four subcommittees:

(1.) Appropriations Subcommittee on Health, Welfare and
Institutional Care.

(2.) Appropriations Subcommittee on Education.

(3.) Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government
and Transportation.

(4.) Appropriations Subcommittee on Personnel and Long-
range Planning.

4. Banking

6. Congressional Redistricting

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6. Conservation and Development

7. Constitution

8. Correctional Institutions and Law Enforcement

9. Courts and Judicial Districts

10. Education

11. Finance

12. General Assembly Redistricting

13. Higher Education

14. Highway Safety

15. Insurance

16. Intergovernmental Relations

17. Judiciary I

18. Judiciary II

19. Libraries

20. Local Government

21. Manufacturing, Labor and Commerce

22. Mental Health

23. Public Health

24. Public Resources

25. Public Roads

26. Public Utilities

27. Rules and Operation of the Senate

28. State Government

29. State Policies

30. University Trustees

31. Veterans and Military Affairs

32. Wildlife

RULE 33. Notice of Committee Meetings. — Public notice of all
committee meetings shall be given in the Senate. The required no-
tice may be waived as to any meeting by the attendance at that
meeting of all of the members of the committee, or by personal

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RULE 34. Membership of Committees; quorum. — Membership

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