CLARIFY FIRE DISTRICT FUNDING ELIGIBILITY.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 120 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 19, 2019
AN ACT TO CLARIFY ELIGIBLE USES OF FIRE PROTECTION TAX REVENUES.
Intro. by Conrad, Howard, Lambeth, Szoka.

Status: Re-ref to Finance. If fav, re-ref to State and Local Government. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 29 2019)
H 120

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 10 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Amends (a) to require the board of county commissioners to provide fire protection for the district by doing one or more of the specified things (those items previously included using any two or more of the other specified methods of furnishing fire protection). Deletes proposed GS 69-25.5(b) and instead adds the following to the statute. Prohibits a board of county commissioners from using the proceeds of the fire protection tax levied under the Article to fund a fire protection-related service or program furnished countywide and is not exclusively used or provided within the district; however, allows the use of sale and use tax proceeds for this purpose. Adds that an incorporated nonprofit volunteer or community fire department that receives any portion of the tax levied under the Article is subject to an inspection of the financial books and reports when required by the board of county commissioners. Makes organizational changes and adds to the statute's caption.


  • Summary date: Mar 21 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Deletes the proposed changes to GS 153A-301. Makes organizational changes to GS 69-25.5 and specifies that the changes to the statute apply to taxes collected on or after July 1, 2019.


  • Summary date: Feb 19 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 69-25.5, which sets out authorized manner of providing protection for fire protection tax purposes. Adds a new qualification, requiring a fire department to meet the minimum public protection requirements established by the Office of the State Fire Marshall of the Department of Insurance in order to receive any portion the fire protection tax levied and collected pursuant to GS 69-25.4. Makes technical changes. 

    Makes conforming changes to GS 153A-301, authorizing counties to create districts for fire protection, specifying by one or more departments that meet the minimum public protection requirements established by the Office of the State Fire Marshall. 

    Effective July 1, 2019.


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