Bill Summary for S 734 (2013-2014)

Summary date: 

Jun 25 2014

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 734 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 14, 2014
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FURTHER REGULATORY RELIEF TO THE CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA BY PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS, BY ELIMINATING CERTAIN UNNECESSARY OR OUTDATED STATUTES AND REGULATIONS AND MODERNIZING OR SIMPLIFYING CUMBERSOME OR OUTDATED REGULATIONS, AND BY MAKING VARIOUS OTHER STATUTORY CHANGES.
Intro. by Wade, B. Jackson, Brock.

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House amendments makes the following changes to the 5th edition:

Amendment #1

Amends GS 160A-200.1, concerning annual notice to chronic violators of public nuisance ordinance, providing that when the annual notice is sent by registered or certified mail it will be sent to the address of record for the property owner. Amends the definition of chronic violator to a person who is the property owner of record (was, who owns property) and received city notice of violation of the public nuisance ordinance at least three times in the previous calendar year in accordance with GS 160A-200.1(b) (was, under any provision of the public nuisance ordinance). 

Amendment #2

Amends the expiration deadline for rules that have not been readopted by the Division of Employment Security in accordance with GS 150B, Article 2A, to December 31, 2014 (was, December 31, 2015). 

Amendment #3

Amends GS 58-71-40(d1), concerning bail bond shields, deleting language that set requirements for the lettering on bail bond shields. Also deletes a reference to a picture in 12 NCAC 07D.0405.

Amendment #4

Amends GS 143-151.8, definitions concerning official misconduct for code officials, providing that the terms "willful misconduct," "gross negligence," or "gross incompetence" includes the enforcement of a requirement when the code enforcement official has actual knowledge that the requirement is more stringent than or otherwise exceeds the Code requirement (previously, this standard did not require "actual knowledge").

Amendment #5

Directs the Department of Insurance (DOI), with the Treasurer's Office and the Department of Commerce, to study issues regarding requiring life insurance companies to determine if a policyholder is deceased and whether or not the insurance company should be required to provide notice to the beneficiaries on submitting a claim if the policyholder is deceased. Findings are to be reported to the 2015 General Assembly on or before January 20, 2015. 

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