Bill Summary for H 1 (2019-2020)

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Jan 9 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 1 (Public) Filed Wednesday, January 9, 2019
A HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE TEMPORARY RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE 2019 REGULAR SESSION.
Intro. by Lewis.

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Adopts the 2017 House permanent rules as the 2019 temporary rules with the following exceptions.

Amends Rule 24.1B to no longer require a motion for an amendment to be divided into two or more amendments to be voted on separately to be submitted in writing to the Principal Clerk. The motion is no longer subject to a vote and the Speaker determines whether the amendment can be divided. Clarifies that if a bill is subject to division into separate parts so that each part states a separate and distinct proposition capable of standing alone, a member may move that the question be divided. Provides that if the question is divided and any part thereof fails, then the bill is removed from the calendar and re‑referred to the committee from which the bill was reported (deletes the provision requiring that the body debate and vote each proposition separately).

Amends the standing committees in Rule 27 by removing the following committees: Banking; Homelessness, Foster Care, and Dependency; Health Care Reform; State Personnel; and University Board of Governors Nominating. Adds the following committees: Education; and Redistricting. Renames Commerce and Job Development as Commerce. Combines the four Judiciary Committees in one Judiciary Committee with a civil matters subcommittee and a criminal matters subcommittee. Combines the two State and Local Government committees into one.

Amends Rule 31.1 to update deadlines for filing bills for introduction to dates in 2019. Provides that all local bills must be submitted to the Legislative Drafting Division or the Legislative Analysis Division by March 6, 2019, and filed for introduction no later than Thursday, March 28, 2019. 

Local bills must be submitted to the Legislative Drafting or Legislative Analysis divisions by March 6 and introduced by March 28, by the specified time. Bills recommended by commissions or standing committees must be submitted by February 6 and introduced by February 21, by the specified time. Bills requested by state agencies must be requested by February 13 and introduced by February 28, by the specified time. Public bills that do not go to the Appropriations or Finance committees, joint resolutions, and House resolutions must be submitted by March 27 and introduced by April 16, by the specified time. Public bills that must go to the Appropriations or Finance committee must be submitted by April 3 and introduced by April 19, by the specified time. Sets the bill crossover deadline as May 9.

Amends Rule 35.1 by adding the requirement that every bill or resolution proposing the establishment of an occupational or professional licensing board or a study for the need to establish such a board must include with the bill jacket an assessment report from the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations. Specifies that the assessment report does not constitute any part of the expression of legislative intent proposed by the formation of a licensing board.

Amends Rule 36 to allow permanent subcommittees to also report out bills and resolutions. Makes additional conforming changes throughout the rule so that the provisions apply to both standing committees and permanent subcommittees.

Amends Rule 43 by adding that the rule that a House amendment deleting a previously adopted House amendment is not in order does not apply to amendments adopted under Rule 38(c) (appears to refer to another rule as 38(c) does not currently exist). 

Make additional technical and clarifying changes.

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