BLDG. CODE EXEMPT/AIRPORT CHANGES (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 8 (Public) Filed Wednesday, January 25, 2017
AN ACT TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION TO BUILDING CODE PROVISIONS ALLOWING CONSTRUCTION OF A PARKING GARAGE TO EXTEND ACROSS A LOT LINE BETWEEN A CITY‑OWNED LOT AND A PRIVATELY OWNED LOT WITHOUT MEETING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; TO RESTRICT THE STORMWATER RUNOFF REQUIREMENTS THAT A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAN APPLY TO PUBLIC AIRPORTS; AND TO REVISE THE COMPOSITION OF THE LINCOLNTON‑LINCOLN AIRPORT AUTHORITY, TO NAME THE AIRPORT, AND TO NAME THE AIRFIELD WITHIN THE AIRPORT.
Intro. by Wells, Brown, Pate.

Status: Ch. SL 2017-104 (Senate Action) (Jul 12 2017)

SOG comments (2):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 3rd edition changed the long title. Original long title was AN ACT TO EASE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING BURDENS ON MILITARY FAMILIES BY ALLOWING MILITARY MEMBERS AND THEIR SPOUSES TO PRACTICE THEIR PROFESSIONS UNDER LICENSURE FROM ANOTHER STATE WHILE TRANSITIONING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LICENSING BOARDS OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Short and Long Title Changes

Conference report to the 4th edition makes changes to the short and long titles. The original titles are as follows:

VARIOUS CHANGES/NON PUBLIC SCHOOL BKG. CK.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION TO BUILDING CODE PROVISIONS ALLOWING CONSTRUCTION OF A PARKING GARAGE TO EXTEND ACROSS A LOT LINE BETWEEN A CITY‑OWNED LOT AND A PRIVATELY OWNED LOT WITHOUT MEETING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; TO RESTRICT THE STORMWATER RUNOFF REQUIREMENTS THAT A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAN APPLY TO PUBLIC AIRPORTS; TO REQUIRE NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT ACCEPT STUDENTS RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS TO SUBMIT BACKGROUND CHECKS ON EMPLOYEES TO THE STATE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY; AND TO REVISE THE COMPOSITION OF THE LINCOLNTON‑LINCOLN AIRPORT AUTHORITY, TO NAME THE AIRPORT, AND TO NAME THE AIRFIELD WITHIN THE AIRPORT.

Bill History:

S 8/S.L. 2017-104

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 14 2017 - More information

    AN ACT TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION TO BUILDING CODE PROVISIONS ALLOWING CONSTRUCTION OF A PARKING GARAGE TO EXTEND ACROSS A LOT LINE BETWEEN A CITY‑OWNED LOT AND A PRIVATELY OWNED LOT WITHOUT MEETING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; TO RESTRICT THE STORMWATER RUNOFF REQUIREMENTS THAT A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAN APPLY TO PUBLIC AIRPORTS; AND TO REVISE THE COMPOSITION OF THE LINCOLNTON‑LINCOLN AIRPORT AUTHORITY, TO NAME THE AIRPORT, AND TO NAME THE AIRFIELD WITHIN THE AIRPORT. Enacted July 12, 2017. Effective July 12, 2017, except as otherwise provided.


  • Summary date: Jun 30 2017 - More information

    Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

    Changes the long and short titles.

    Deletes the proposed changes to GS 115C-562.5(a)(2), concerning nonpublic schools providing the State Education Assistance Authority with background checks on certain employees.

    Makes conforming changes.


  • Summary date: Jun 29 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

    Deletes all previous provisions. Changes the long and short titles, and now provides the following.

    Part I. Building Code Exemption

    Applicable only to municipalities with a population of more than 250,000, establishes that if a lot line or public way exists between a single city-owned lot and a single privately owned lot, a parking garage that extends across the lot line or public way between the two lots can be constructed as if the city-owned lot has been combined with the privately owned lot so that there is no lot line or public way between them. Expires June 30, 2020.

    Part II. Stormwater Runoff/Airports

    Makes GS 143-214.7 (Stormwater runoff rules and programs) also applicable to local governments. Prohibits local governments from requiring the use of stormwater retention ponds, stormwater detention ponds, or any other stormwater control measures that promote standing water in order to comply with any local ordinance adopted under GS 143-214.5 at public airports that support commercial air carriers or general aviation services. Adds that development projects within five statute miles from the farthest edge of an airport air operations area are not required to use the same stormwater control measures that promote standing water in order to comply with any local ordinance. Further permits existing stormwater control measures that promote standing water in order to comply with any local ordinance and located at a public airport or that are within five statute miles from the farthest edge of an airport operations area to be replaced with alternative measures included in the Division of Water Resources Best Management Practice Manual as specified. Provides that a variance to allow any replacement of existing stormwater control measures that promote standing water are considered minor variances under any local government ordinance adopted under GS 143-214.5. Requires local government to deem areas that provide overland stormwater flow that promote infiltration and treatment of stormwater into grassed buffers, shoulders, and grass swales to be permitted pursuant to State requirements and in compliance with any local government water supply watershed management protection ordinance adopted under GS 143-214.5.

    Part III. Nonpublic School to Provide SEAA with Background Checks

    Amends GS 115C-562.5(a)(2), requiring nonpublic schools accepting eligible students receiving scholarship grants to provide the Education Assistance Authority a criminal background check conducted for each full-time, part-time, or contract employee whose duties require the employee to be on school property to ensure that person has not been convicted of any crime listed in GS 115C-332 (currently, checks required of a staff member with the highest decision-making authority, as defined by the bylaws, articles of incorporation, or other governing document).

    Effective September 1, 2017, and applies to existing employees and future employees. Provides that for existing employees, nonpublic schools must submit the background checks to the Education Assistance Authority on or before December 1, 2017.

    Part IV. Lincolnton-Lincoln Airport Changes

    Amends Section 2 of SL 1996-10, modifying the Lincolnton-Lincoln Airport Authority (Authority) to now provide as follows. Decreases the Authority from seven to five members: four of whom are appointed to staggered three-year terms by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and one appointed to a staggered three-year term by the Lincolnton City Council (currently, three appointed by the Lincoln City Council, three appointed by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, and one appointed by the other six members of the Authority). Makes conforming changes. Requires at least one member appointed by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners be a qualified voter of the City of Lincolnton, and requires all four members appointed by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to be qualified voters of the County of Lincoln. Prohibits any member of the Authority from serving more than two consecutive term limits. Directs the Chairman of the Board to be annually designated by Lincoln County. 

    Names the airport operated by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Airport Authority the Lincolnton-Lincoln Airport, and the airfield of the airport the David E. Lowe Airfield.


  • Summary date: Feb 16 2017 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Amends GS 93B-15.1(a), concerning the conditions a military-trained applicant must satisfy for occupational licensure in this State, to require that the applicant have no pending complaints in any jurisdiction for an act that would constitute grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a license to practice that occupation in this State.

    Amends GS 93B-15.1(b), concerning the conditions a military spouse must satisfy for occupational licensure in this State, to require that the military spouse have no pending complaints at the agency that had jurisdiction to issue the license, certification, or permit held by the military spouse.

    No longer deletes the existing qualifications for issuing a temporary permit which require the license, certification, or registration standards from another jurisdiction to have substantially equivalent standards of an occupational licensing board in the State for an occupational licensing board to issue a temporary practice permit to a military-trained applicant or a military spouse licensed, certified or registered in another jurisdiction while that applicant or spouse is satisfying the requirements for licensure under this statute.

    Adds that nothing in this statute prohibits a third party from charging actual costs to a military-trained applicant or military spouse for a service such as a background check. Makes clarifying changes to proposed subsection (k) concerning fees.


  • Summary date: Jan 25 2017 - More information

    Amends GS 93B-15.1, concerning the occupational licensure of individuals with military training and experience, and to military spouses, to require that a license, certification, registration, or temporary practice permit issued under the statute must be provided free of cost to the applicant. Makes conforming changes. Clarifies that nothing in the statute is to be construed to prohibit an occupational licensing board from charging its ordinary fee for applications for renewal. 

    Requires an occupational licensing board to issue a temporary permit (previously, discretionary) to a military trained applicant or spouse that is licensed, certified, or registered in another jurisdiction while the applicant or spouse is satisfying the requirements for licensure under the statute. Removes qualifications that the license, certification, or registration from another jurisdiction have substantially equivalent standards of an occupational licensing board in the State. Establishes that the temporary permit is valid for the later of one year or the required renewal date for the occupation the temporary permit was issued for, or until a license, certification, or registration is granted by the occupational licensing board (previously, only valid until license granted or notice to deny license issued).

    Effective July 1, 2017, and applies to applications submitted on or after that date.


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