Bill Summary for S 119 (2015-2016)

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Sep 30 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 119 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Intro. by Hartsell.

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House amendments amend the 4th edition as follows:

Amendment #1 repeals Section 2(b) of SL 2015-138, which prohibited Greensboro from altering its form of government.  Adds language that provides that, notwithstanding other  laws to the contrary, the City of Greensboro cannot alter or amend its form of government until after the 2020 federal Census.

Amendment #2 provides that if House Bill 318 becomes law, then GS 15A-306 as enacted by that bill is amended by adding a new subsection concerning acceptable identification that provides that documents issued or created by a person, organization, county, city, or other local authority can be used by a law enforcement officer to determine identity and residency of a person if they are the only documents available at that time that provide such information. 

Amendment #3 amends GS 143-48.6(b), as enacted by SL 2015-241, concerning personal services contracts defined, providing that the personal services contracts do not include the engagement of experts or expert witnesses who are to be involved in the planning, prosecution, or defense of any litigation, by the Department of Justice, Governor, or other state entities. Effective July 1, 2015. 

Amendment #4 amends GS 20-79.7(a1) as amended to provide for a Distinguished Flying Cross special registration plate with no additional fee amount.  Effective 90 days after SL 2015-241 (Budget) becomes law.

Amendment #5  amends Section 12H.4 of the budget to provide that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) must charge an application fee of $100 to providers enrolling in the Medicaid Program for the first time.  Provides that the fee will also be charged at recredentialing every five years (was, three years).

Amendment #6 amends the budget bill by adding a new section titled “Plan for Extending Community Guide Services to Innovations Waiver Participants,” which directs DHHS to develop a plan for extending Community Guide services to all individuals on the Innovations Waiver waiting list. Directs DHHS to engage LME/MCOs in developing the plan and sets out what the plan should include at a minimum. Directs DHHS to report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services and the Fiscal Research Division by March 15, 2016, on the developed plan. 

Amendment #7 provides that if House Bill 318 becomes law then Section 16(b) of that bill will provide that DHHS cannot submit a new request for a waiver concerning time limits for specified federal food and nutrition benefits unless the period covered by the waiver does not extend beyond October 1, 2016 (was, March 1, 2016).

Amendment #9 amends amendment #1 to provide that the provisions concerning the altering of the form of government for the City of Greensboro become effective January 1, 2016.  

Amendment #10 makes new Article 3L, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits Investment Program, effective January 1, 2016 (was, 2015).

Amendment #11 amends GS 86A-3 to require for certification as a registered barber that the individual has graduated from high school or has attained an adult high school equivalency diploma. Makes conforming changes to GS 86A-22.

Amendment #12 amends GS 20-63(b1) to provide for a Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity special registration plate issuable to a registered owner of a motor vehicle that is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Adds provisions that provide that the specified statutes cannot be construed to require an additional 200 applications for the DMV to issue a full-color background special Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity registration plate. Effective 90 days after SL 2015-241 (budget) becomes law.  

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