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  • Summary date: Sep 5 2019 - View Summary

    AN ACT PROVIDING THAT CHILDREN OF WARTIME VETERANS RECEIVING A CLASS I-A, I-B, OR IV SCHOLARSHIP MAY USE THOSE FUNDS TO COVER THE COST OF SHORT-TERM WORKFORCE TRAINING COURSES LEADING TO INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS AND PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINT MODIFICATIONS. SL 2019-214. Enacted September 4, 2019. Effective September 4, 2019, except as otherwise provided. Section 1 applies to scholarships awarded beginning with the 2019-20 academic year.

  • Summary date: Aug 21 2019 - View Summary

    House amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

    Deletes the proposed changes to GS 143B-1400 and GS 143B-1406. Instead makes the following changes, conditioned on whether HB 217 (DIT Changes) of the 2019 Regular Session becomes law.

    Amends GS 143B-1400, if HB217 becomes law, to include in the definition of regional PSAP (public safety answering point), a PSAP operated by any combination of a county or city and a major military installation if operated subject to an intergovernmental support agreements under specified federal law (currently, only includes a primary PSAP operated by or on behalf of two or more counties and any number of municipalities, approved by the 911 Board). 

    Amends GS 143B-1406, if HB217 does not become law, to direct the 911 Board to treat the population of a major military installation as part of the population of a PSAP and an intergovernmental support agreement as an interlocal agreement for funding formula purposes under the statute when the PSAP is a party to an intergovernmental support agreement with a PSAP operated by a major military installation.

    Provides that these changes apply to distributions for the 2019-20 fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years. 

    Makes conforming changes and clarifying changes to the act's effective date provisions. 

  • Summary date: Aug 12 2019 - View Summary

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition adds the following.

    Amends GS 143B-1406, adding to the authorized uses of distributions from the 911 Fund by a public safety answering point (PSAP). Now allows distributions to be used to pay the costs of contracting for communications services incurred by a city or county that operates a PSAP so long as three requirements are satisfied: (1) the city and/or county have a written agreement with a major military installation that operates a PSAP, (2) the written agreement requires the parties to mutually serve as a back-up PSAP or military secondary PSAP for each other, and (3) the communication services contract is necessary to ensure the city- or county-operated PSAP establishes and maintains the maximum amount of next generation 911 system compatibility with the PSAP operated by the major military installation. 

    Amends GS 143B-1400 to add Military Secondary PSAP to the defined terms applicable to Part 10, Emergency Telephone Service, of Article 15, concerning the Department of Information Technology.

    Provides that these changes apply to distributions for the 2019-20 fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years. 

    Makes conforming changes to the long title.

  • Summary date: Apr 17 2019 - View Summary

    Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Makes organizational changes to the proposed changes to GS 143B-1225 and deletes the proposed cost restrictions for Class I-A, I-B, and IV scholarships. Instead, amends GS 143B-1226 to include in the benefit restrictions set out for a Class I-B scholarship the costs of short-term workforce training courses leading to industry credentials. Eliminates the proposed changes to GS 143B-1227 concerning scholarship administration. Adds that the provisions apply to scholarships awarded beginning with the 2019-20 academic year. 

  • Summary date: Apr 5 2019 - View Summary

    Amends GS 143B-1225 and GS 143B-1227, as the title indicates.