House committee substitute deletes all provisions of 1st edition and replaces with AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET TO CONTINUE EXPENDITURES FOR THE OPERATION OF GOVERNMENT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2011, AT THE LEVEL IN EFFECT ON JUNE 30, 2011, AND IMPLEMENTING THE THREE-YEAR LOOK BACK PERIOD FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION 502 OF THE TAX RELIEF, UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE REAUTHORIZATION, AND JOB CREATION ACT OF 2010, PUBLIC LAW 111-312, WITH THE AMENDMENTS EFFECTIVE APRIL 16, 2011, AND EXPIRING JANUARY 1, 2012.
Budget Continuation. Authorizes the Director of the Budget (DOB) to continue to allot funds for expenditure by state agencies at the level of recurring expenditures authorized for 2010-11, but prohibits the Director from allocating funds for any of the purposes set out in the budget reductions set forth in the 4th edition of House Bill 200. Prohibits vacant state positions from being filled. Directs state employees in positions to be eliminated in 2011-12 under the 4th edition of H 200 to be given notice of termination as required by law. Directs DOB to make adjustments in funds when the appropriations act becomes law.
Employee Salaries. Freezes salaries of state employees in effect on June 30, 2011, and prevents employees from moving up on salary schedules or receiving automatic increases. Includes additional provisions related to transferring funds, prohibiting funds from reverting, federal block grants, and enrollment increases.
Medicaid. Authorizes DOB to use up to $125 million to repay the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for excess Medicaid funds drawn down during fiscal 2009-10.
Unemployment Insurance. Sections 8.(a),8.(b), and 8.(c) are identical to Section 14.5A(a), (b), and (c) of House Bill 200 (5th edition). Adds new G. 96-12.01(a1)(4)c and G.S. 96-1201(a1)(4)e to make North Carolina eligible to receive extended unemployment benefits by qualifying under a provision of the federal Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 that allows benefits to be calculated by considering the average of unemployment rates in all of the preceding three calendar years. Expresses intention that extended benefits are to be paid only so long as the payment of the benefits does not hinder the state’s ability to reduce the debt it owes the federal government to pay unemployment benefits. Provides that it is not the state’s intention to pay for the extended benefits with contributions paid by North Carolina employers or with contributions paid by employers under the federal payroll tax that would otherwise be used to pay down the amount borrowed by the State from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits. Effective April 16, 2011, and expires Jan. 1, 2012.
Effective Date. Provides that the act, unless otherwise indicated, becomes effective July 1, 2011, and expires the earlier of Sept. 30, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. or the date the Current Operations and Capital Improvements Appropriations Act of 2011 becomes law.
Bill H 439 (2011-2012)Summary date: May 25 2011 - View summary
Bill H 439 (2011-2012)Summary date: Mar 23 2011 - View summary
Amends Section 4 of SL 1997-420 as the title indicates. Deletes provision that required any ordinance adopted under this section to exclude property to be developed for single family or duplex residential uses.