AN ACT TO MODIFY THE JOB MAINTENANCE AND CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND PROVISIONS. Enacted September 13, 2014. Effective July 1, 2014.
Summary date: Sep 23 2014 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 25 2014 - View summary
The House committee substitute to the 2nd edition deletes the provisions of the previous edition and replace it with AN ACT TO AWARD COMPENSATION INCREASES TO TEACHERS, STATE EMPLOYEES, AND RETIREES, TO MODIFY THE BASE BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT OPERATIONS OF STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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Summary date: Jun 5 2014 - View summary
The Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO MODIFY THE JOB MAINTENANCE AND CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND PROVISIONS.
Amends GS 143B-437.012, concerning eligibility for a grant from The Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund, adding new conditions for eligibility. New conditions include that the business be a major employer, with the project for which funds are requested having to be located in a development tier one area at the time the business applies for the grant. Also new, a business can be eligible for a grant if it is a large manufacturing employer that is investing in its manufacturing process by enhancing pollution controls or transitioning the manufacturing process from using coal to using natural gas in order to become more energy efficient or reduce emissions. To be eligible for a grant, a large manufacturing employer must also be certified by the Department of Commerce to have invested or plan to invest at least $50 million of private funds (was, $65 million) in improvements to real property and additions to tangible personal property within a five-year period (was, three-year). Deletes a requirement that the large manufacturing business must be located in a tier one development area in order to be eligible for a grant. However, sets out that to be eligible, certain employment levels must be met and maintained depending on the category of the development area the business is located in. The business can be located in either a tier one or tier two development area, with different employment requirements depending on the tier. A tier one location would roughly require that 320 full-time employees be employed by the project that is subject to the grant with a tier two location requiring 800 full-time employees if the tier two area has a population of less than 60,000 as of July 1, 2013.
Establishes that the Department of Commerce cannot enter into more than five agreements/grants, with total aggregate cost not to exceed $79 million (was, $69 million).
Effective July 1, 2014.
Summary date: Jan 30 2013 - View summary
Appropriates $14 million for 2013-14 from the General Fund to the Department of Justice to build a Western Regional Crime Lab at the Western Justice Academy. Appropriates $1.9 million for 2013-14 and $1.9 million for 2014-15 to staff 19 positions at the Lab. Effective July 1, 2013.
Amends GS 8-58.20(f) (concerning admissibility of forensic analysis reports) to require (was, permit) the admission of the analyst's lab report and affidavit without the analyst's testimony if no written objection is filed. Makes conforming changes to GS 8-58.20(g)(5) (personal appearance by person signing chain of custody statement), GS 20-139.1(c1) (admissibility of blood or urine analysis), GS 20-139.1(c3) (chain of custody statement), GS 20-139.1(e1) (use of chermical analyst's affidavit in district court), and GS 90-95(g) (admissibility of report on matter submitted for analysis). Effective July 1, 2013.
Effective December 1, 2013, makes a conforming change to GS 90-95(g1) to require admission of the statement establishing chain of custody without requiring the personal appearance of the person who signed the statement, unless written objection is filed.