FILM INCENTIVES UPDATE! What the hell happened today?

Late last night, after midnight, the Senate reconvened.  They took what they wanted out of SB 763, pulling out film and historic preservation and put it in HB 1224 and called it a conference report.  They have sent it back to the House for an up or down vote.

Their intention is clear, they have no intention of even hearing it. This is an epic war and if film is dead in NC, no one should support any more incentives programs until we are going to support incentives that are fair across the board. Everyone need to light these folks up.

They are being HIGHLY hypocritical. If they are so AGAINST incentives, why are they so gung ho about HB 1224, the biggest incentive package in NC history? We have to kill HB 1224 in order for film to even stay alive.

They can always bring film back, however if they get 1224, that means they get what they want and can quit and go home. Film will be absolutely dead is HB 1224 passes and they are desperate to pass it.

We should be especially disappointed in Rabon and Goolsby who voted “Aye” on the bill in the Senate.

There were only 3 Republicans,in the Senate that voted against it.

HOW THEY VOTED:

AYES: 

DEMOCRATS: Senator(s): Bryant; Clark; Ford; McLaurin; Robinson

REPUBLICANS: Senator(s): Allran; Apodaca; Berger (CHAIR); Bingham; Brock; Brown; Cook; Daniel; Davis, J.; Goolsby; Gunn; Harrington; Hise; Jackson; Krawiec; Meredith; Pate; Rabin; Rabon; Randleman; Rucho; Sanderson; Soucek; Tarte; Tillman; Tucker; Wade

NOES:

DEMOCRATS: Senator(s): Blue; Davis, D.; Foushee; J. Jackson; McKissick; Stein; Van Duyn; Woodard

REPUBLICANS: Senator(s): Barefoot; Barringer; Hunt

 

UPDATE:

We were absolutely crushed! Then, this afternoon, the House reconvened and removed 1224 from the calendar with the possibility of bringing it up tomorrow.  They then did a 3rd reading of SB 763 the bill that includes the film incentives, and passed it again, this time with greater results than yesterday 86 Ayes and 20 Noes with MAJOR bipartisan support..

AYES:

DEMOCRATS: Representative(s): Adams; Alexander; Baskerville; Bell, L.; Brandon; Brisson; Carney; Cotham; Cunningham; Earle; Floyd; Gill; Glazier; Goodman; Graham, G.; Hall, D.; Hall, L.; Hamilton; Hanes; Holley; Insko; Lucas; Luebke; Martin, G; Meyer; Michaux; Moore, R.; Pierce; Queen; Reives; Richardson; Terry; Tine; Tolson; Waddell; Wilkins; Wray

REPUBLICANS: Representative(s): Bell, J.; Boles; Brawley, R.; Brawley, W.; Brody; Brown, B.; Bryan; Burr (CHAIR); Catlin; Cleveland; Conrad; Daughtry; Davis; Dixon; Dollar; Faircloth; Ford; Hardister; Holloway; Horn; Howard; Hurley; Iler; Jeter; Johnson; Lambeth; Langdon; Malone; Martin, S; McElraft; McGrady; McNeill; Moffitt; Moore, T.; Pittman; Presnell; Ramsey; Ross, S.; Saine; Schaffer; Setzer; Starnes; Steinburg; Stone; Turner; Warren, H.; Wells; West; Whitmire

NOES:

DEMOCRATS: Representative(s): Jackson; Mobley

REPUBLICANS: Representative(s): Avila; Blackwell; Blust; Bumgardner; Collins; Dobson; Elmore; Hager; Jones; Jordan; Millis; Riddell; Shepard; Speciale; Stam; Stevens; Szoka; Torbett

Regardless of the Senate and their intentions, 763 is very much alive.  Again, it was a 86/20 vote.  We may just have the leverage we need.  If they want 1224, give us 763.

Set your alarm clocks because the Rules Committee begins tomorrow morning (Saturday) a 8:30am.  Let’s see what happens.  Miracles do happens folks.  We can win!

Here is your 80s musical motivation for the evening!  Your Welcome!

 

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15 Comments

  1. I find it utterly deplorable the Senators Goolsby and Rabon stood shoulder to shoulder with us at not one, but TWO rallies in support of our cause, preached about how the incentives need to stay in place, and pledged their un-ending support for our cause, and then snatch the rug completely out from under us. JW Burriss

  2. Also want to say I am 51 years old and never voted..I will be voting next year if people don’t come to their senses. I don’t understand why someone would vote to take so much income out of a community! Not even just my business..We don’t have enough industry here to keep people employed and you want to take away a huge part of it. I just want the people who vote this down to make it public why so I can understand the benefits of it. I don’t get it!

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