Bill Summary for S 469 (2017-2018)

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Dec 6 2018

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 469 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 29, 2017
AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS TECHNICAL, CLARIFYING AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE GENERAL STATUTES AND SESSION LAW.
Intro. by Brown.

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House amendments make the following changes to the 5thedition.

Amendment #1 modifies the proposed addition to Section 15.9 of SL 2018-5, as amended, regarding the allocation of the $700,000 grant-in-aid to the Town of Cedar Point for downtown revitalization. Previously, those funds were directed to instead be provided to Carteret County for economic development purposes. Now, requires the funds be provided in the specified amounts for the purpose of downtown revitalization to the following towns and cities: Trenton, Pollocksville, Maysville, Princeton, Mount Olive, Goldsboro, Kinston, New Bern, Pink Hill, Lillington, Tabor City, and Cedar Point.

Amendment #2 adds new Section 22.4, directing the Office of State Human Resources (Office) to establish two new position classifications, Director and Deputy Director, for the Samarcand Training Academy (of the Department of Public Safety (DPS)) with the specified salary grades. Directs the Office to reclassify the identified position number as Samarcand Director. Further directs the Office to collaborate with DPS in creating the new job descriptions.

Amendment #4 adds new Section 22.15, amending GS 163A-869. Under current law, county boards of election are authorized to issue voter registration cards upon approval of the county commissioners. Modifies this provision to mandate county boards of election issue voter registration cards upon initial registration or a change in registration. Further, requires county boards of elections to reissue voter registration cards to all registered voters no later than January 1, 2020, and every four years thereafter. Makes conforming changes. Effective July 1, 2019.

Amendment #5 adds language to the proposed addition to Section 6.2 of SL 2018-5 (Appropriations Act of 2018), further specifying that a non-State entity as described cannot be required, as a condition of receipt of funds by a State agency administering funds appropriated by SL 2018-5, to submit any documentation attesting or certifying its 501(c)(3) exemption or that it is a nonprofit organization.

Amendment #7 adds new Section 22.10, amending GS 163A-1145.1(d1), regarding the reasonable impediment exception to the requirement to present a photo ID to vote, if S 824 of the 2017 Regular Session (Implementation of Voter ID Constitutional Amendment) becomes law. Adds to the content required to be included on the reasonable impediment declaration form to include the inability to obtain a photo ID due to school schedule (currently, only due to work schedule) as a reasonable impediment checkbox on the form.

Amendment #8 further amends GS 131E-184(h) to make clarifying language changes by replacing "shall" with "must" throughout (h) and to correct the facility  name. Amendment #13 makes a technical correction to Amendment #8.

Amendment #9 modifies the proposed changes to Section 8.3 of SL 2018-5, regarding the expansion of principal bonus multiplier eligibility, amending one of the alternative qualifications to include principals who supervised a school with an overall school performance grade of D or F for the majority of the 2016-17 school year, provided the principal supervised the school for a majority of the 2017-18 school year (previously, provided the principal supervised the same school for a majority of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years).

Amendment #10 amends GS 115C-75.12 by changing the terms that must be included in a contract with an IS operator of an innovative school to provide that if by the end of the five year contract, the innovative school’s average annual percentage growth during the term of the contract does not exceed the average annual percentage growth of other qualifying schools during the same time, the State Board of Education must not renew the contract of the IS operator and must develop a transition plan to return the school to the local school administrative unit to determine whether or not school closure is appropriate (was, the State Board of Education must not renew the contract of the IS operator and must close the school).

Amendment #11 makes Section 5 of act, which changes the numbers of assistant district attorneys in District 28 referred to in SL 2018-121 and amends GS 1-267.1 by changing references to the number of judicial divisions, to now make that section effective January 1, 2019, instead of when the act becomes law.

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