Bill Summary for S 131 (2017-2018)

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Mar 28 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 131 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 23, 2017
Intro. by Wells, Cook, Sanderson.

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

Amends proposed GS 95-25.24A, providing that a franchisor is not the employer of a franchisee or the franchisee's employees for any purpose but specifically for employment law claims under Article 2A of GS Chapter 95 (Wage and Hour Act), GS Chapter 96 (Employment Security), GS Chapter 97 (Workers' Compensation Act), and GS Chapter 105 (Taxation; GS Chapter 105 not previously specified).

Extends the date by which the Department of Transportation must report on the implementation of making uniform all processes and procedures followed by the Highway Divisions when issuing each permit under GS Chapter 136 to June 30, 2017 (currently, February 1, 2017). 

Makes technical and conforming change to delete the proposed language amending GS 130A-294(b1)(3), which exempted from the public hearing requirement franchises amended by agreement of the parties to extend the duration of the franchise to the life-of-site of the landfill not to exceed 60 years, due to the addition of notice and hearing requirements in accordance with GS 130A-294(b1)(3) in the 3rd edition to SL 2015-241, Section 14.20(f), for modification of operative landfill franchise agreements in order to extend the agreements to a 60 year duration. Makes conforming change to Section 3.2(e) of the act, concerning the application of SL 2015-241, Section 14.20(f), as amended by the act, applying the Section to franchise agreements executed on or after October 1, 2015, and executed on or before October 1, 2015, only if all parties to a valid and operative agreement consent to modify the agreement for the purpose of extending the agreement's duration of the life-of-site of the landfill for which the agreement was executed, and public notice and hearing is provided for the modification in compliance with the requirements of GS 130A-294(b1)(3).