And at 1:43 a.m., Sen. Tom Apodaca announced, “The Senate stands adjourned.”
The Senate finished off a handful of bills to close out a long day that began Thursday morning and ended by clearing the calendar, including a vote on environmental protections at Jordan Lake.
Sen. Pete Brunstetter, a Republican from Winston-Salem, referred to that vote in his remarks on the adjournment resolution.
“Sen. Kinnaird referred to Jordan Lake as an impaired body, and I think this Senate can now identify with Jordan Lake,” he said.
The Senate is not scheduled to return until May 14, 2014 at noon – although they could return for a special session.
The House, meanwhile, returns at 9 a.m. Friday to wrap up its business. There are nine bills on the calendar, but Speaker Thom Tillis said he thought it could be wrapped up in a couple hours.