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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 617 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 26, 2015
Intro. by Wade, Brock, B. Jackson.

Status: Re-ref to Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources. If fav, re-ref to Finance (Senate Action) (Apr 20 2015)
S 617

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 30 2015 - View Summary

    Amends GS 153-127 and GS 160A-182 to prohibiting counties and cities from prohibit giving away live animals as a prize, as an inducement to enter a competition, or for any other purpose, unless the activity regulated by the ordinance otherwise involves abuse of the animals in question.

    Enacts new GS 153A-145.3 and GS 160A-205.1 to prohibit a county or city from requiring compliance with a state department or agency's voluntary regulation or rule.

    Amends GS 160A-360.1 to add that if an ordinance under Article 19, Planning and Regulation of Development, applies to a development tract lying partly within municipal boundaries and partly within the county, the owner may opt for the application of the county ordinances to the entire tract, or for the application of the city ordinances to the portion of the tract within the city boundaries and the application of the county ordinance to the remainder of the tract. 

    Amends GS 153A-340 and GS 160A-380 to exempt hospital or free-standing emergency rooms from zoning regulation that pertains to signs at the facility.

    Amends GS 143-755, Permit choice, to make the statute applicable to zoning permits. Applies to permits for which a permit decision has not been made by the date the act becomes law.

    Amends GS 159-28, Budgetary accounting for appropriations, adding that the statute does not apply to disbursements for regular payroll and benefits. Applies to disbursements on or after July 1, 2015.

    Enacts new GS 143-64.17L requiring the state, any local governments, and any other agencies and political subdivisions of the state to charge users of any electric vehicle charging station a fee. Amends GS 66-58 to provide that (a) does not prohibit the sale of electricity at an electric vehicle charging station by the state, any local government, and any other agency or political subdivision of the State. Effective October 1, 2015.

    Amends GS 136-66.1 to require the reduction of travel lanes to accommodate bike lanes of any state highway system street or highway location within a city be approved by a two-thirds vote all members of the Board of Transportation.

    Enacts new GS 106-645 to prohibit a county, city, or other political subdivision of the state from prohibiting owning or possessing five or fewer bee hives.

    Amends GS 160A-272 to allow a city council to approve a lease for the siting and operation of a communication tower for up to 25 years without treating the lease as a sale of property and without giving notice of the intended lease by publication.

    Amend GS 130A-248 to prohibit a local health department from requiring revisions to a plan for a prototype franchised or chain food establishment approved by the Department of Health and Human Services. Allows the local health department to review and suggest revisions. 

    Includes a severability clause.