The Daily Bulletin: 2012-06-06

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The Daily Bulletin: 2012-06-06

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 244 (2011-2012) STATE HEALTH PLAN/ADD SCHOOLS; WHISTLEBLOWERS (NEW). Filed Mar 7 2011, TO AUTHORIZE STERLING MONTESSORI ACADEMY AND CHARTER SCHOOL TO ELECT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE HEALTH PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Adds a section enacting new GS 135-48.15, which includes a statement of public policy on whistleblower protection, and provides for protection from retaliation and for remedies. Encourages individuals to report activity related to the State Health Plan involving violations of law, fraud, misappropriation of state resources, or gross mismanagement. Prohibits an employer from taking retaliatory action against an employee, or a person acting on the employee's behalf, for the reporting or potential reporting of any of these activities, unless the employer knows or has reason to know the report is inaccurate. Details additional protections, and allows any person injured by retaliatory action to seek remedies in superior court within one year of the violation. Describes the remedies available. Makes a conforming change, enacting new GS 22B-4, to make a contract provision prohibiting an employee's or contractor's ability to report wrongdoing void. Makes these new provisions effective October 1, 2012.

Intro. by Murry.UNCODIFIED
H 438 (2011-2012) ACCOUNTABLE CO. COMMS./EXPAND LOC. BD. AUTH. Filed Mar 23 2011, EXTENDING THE AUTHORITY OF CERTAIN BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OVER LOCAL BOARDS, AGENCIES, AND COMMISSIONS.

Correction: Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition amends proposed GS 130A-34.4 to require a local health department by July 1, 2014, among other requirements, to obtain and maintain accreditation in order to be eligible to receive State and federal public health funding from the Division. The act does not require that the department be accredited and organized as a district health department, a single/multi-county health authority, or a consolidated human service agency.

Intro. by McComasGS 130A, GS 153A
H 737 (2011-2012) STRENGTHEN CHILD SAFETY LAWS/CARE FACILTIES. Filed Apr 6 2011, TO STRENGTHEN THE LAWS REGARDING THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN IN CHILD CARE FACILITIES.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends GS 110-90.2(b) to require the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure certain criminal history checks of providers prior to employment and every three years thereafter, beginning March 1, 2013 (was, March 1, 2012).

Intro. by Samuelson.
H 960 (2011-2012) PROTECT HOMEOWNERS WITH UNDERWATER MORTGAGES. Filed May 16 2012, TO ENSURE PAYMENT OF JUST COMPENSATION TO PROPERTY OWNERS WITH MORTGAGE DEBT EXCEEDING THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE PROPERTY BY AUTHORIZING THE CONSIDERATION OF OUTSTANDING MORTGAGE DEBT WHEN DETERMINING DAMAGES IN A CONDEMNATION ACTION, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON STATE OWNED ASSETS.

House amendment makes the following changes to 1st edition, as amended. Amends GS 136-112 to provide that (b) (new provision concerning when condemned property has mortgage debt exceeding fair market value) applies to the condemnation of an owner’s principal residence.

Intro. by Moffitt, Brawley.
H 1021 (2011-2012) JUSTICE REINVESTMENT CLARIFICATIONS. Filed May 21 2012, TO CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE JUSTICE REINVESTMENT ACT AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Adds a section to amend GS 15A-1368.3(c) (effect of violation of post-release supervision) to clarify that reimprisonment for a violation of a condition of post-release supervision tolls the running of the supervised release period. Specifies that a supervisee will not be re-released on post-release supervision if the supervisee has served all remaining time on the maximum imposed term. Applies to supervisees violating the conditions of post-release supervision on or after the date the act becomes law.
Adds a section to increase the maximum terms of imprisonment in GS 90-95(h) to include time for post-release supervision. Makes a conforming change to GS 15A-1368.1 to clarify that Article 84A (Post-Release Supervision) in GS Chapter 15A applies to all felons sentenced to active imprisonment under GS 90-95(h). Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2012.
Makes a technical change to the bill title.

Intro. by Stam.
H 1035 (2011-2012) LICENSE PLATE BACKGROUND. Filed May 22 2012, TO AUTHORIZE THE CONTINUED ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES WITH UNIQUE PLATE BACKGROUND DESIGNS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

House amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Amends GS 20-79.4(b)(11) to change the phrase on the American Red Cross plate to leave out the phrase “saving lives.”

Intro. by Gillespie.
H 1085 (2011-2012) STATE HEALTH PLAN/STATUTORY CHANGES. Filed May 23 2012, FOR THE STATE HEALTH PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES, WHICH COVERS RETIREES WITHIN THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, (1) AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "DEPENDENT CHILD" IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, (2) LIMIT ENROLLMENT WITHOUT A QUALIFYING EVENT TO THE ANNUAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD, (3) REPEAL THE OPTIONAL PROGRAM OF LONG-TERM CARE BENEFITS, AND (4) MAKE A CLARIFYING CHANGE RELATED TO COINSURANCE.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Amends GS 135-48.3 to reserve the General Assembly’s right to alter, amend, or repeal Article 3B (State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees; Long term Care Benefits) [the right is limited to Parts 2 (Administrative Structure) and 3 (Plan Operation) under current law].

Intro. by Dollar.
H 1114 (2011-2012) NCEMPA/USE OF RATE REVENUE. Filed May 23 2012, PROVIDING THAT THE CITIES AND TOWNS THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA EASTERN MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY SHALL USE REVENUE DERIVED FROM RATES FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE FOR PAYING THE DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS OF OPERATING THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM, TRANSFERRING AMOUNTS THAT REPRESENT A RATE OF RETURN ON THE INVESTMENT IN THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM, AND MAKING DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends SL 2011-129 to set out the local governments of the NC Eastern Municipal Power agency that the act applies to. Makes the change effective July 1, 2014 (was, July 1, 2013).
Adds a section to clarify in GS 159B-39(c) that the amount transferred to other funds of the municipality as a rate of return on the municipality’s investment in the electric system may be less than, but not greater than, the specified percentages.

Intro. by Brawley.
H 1149 (2011-2012) NEW MARKETS JOB ACT. Filed May 24 2012, TO ENACT NEW MARKETS JOB GROWTH INVESTMENT INITIATIVE.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Adds a definition for low income community and makes changes to the definitions for long-term debt security, qualified active low-income community business, and qualified low-income community investment. Allows a taxpayer to carry forward any tax credit that cannot be claimed in a tax year for the next five tax years (previously, no limit). Adds that tax credits may not be sold or transferred on the open market. Requires the Department of Commerce to begin accepting applications for qualified equity investments before January 31, 2013. Prohibits the Department from accepting applications on or after January 1, 2015. Makes other technical and clarifying changes.

Intro. by Murry, McComas.
H 1179 (2011-2012) INDIAN CUL. CTR/GOLF COURSE TERMINATE LEASES (NEW). Filed May 29 2012, TO REQUIRE THE STATE TO TERMINATE ITS LEASE OF THE INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER PROPERTY; TO DIRECT HOW THE PROPERTY IS TO BE DISPOSED OF; AND TO AMEND THE STATUTORY RECOGNITION OF THE LUMBEE TRIBE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes the provision providing that the Lumbee Tribe enjoys all the rights, privileges, and immunities as an American Indian tribe. Make a conforming change to the title.

Intro. by Graham, Pierce, Pridgen, T. Moore.

The Daily Bulletin: 2012-06-06

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 416 (2011-2012) AMEND DEATH PENALTY PROCEDURES (NEW). Filed Mar 23 2011, PROVIDING THAT THE STATE AND LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION SHALL USE THE MOST COST-EFFICIENT TIRE RETREADS ON AND PRESERVE CRITICAL TIRE INFORMATION FOR STATE VEHICLES AND SCHOOL BUSES, RESPECTIVELY.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Deletes all provisions in the previous version and replaces them with AN ACT TO AMEND THE RACIAL JUSTICE ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE RELEVANCY OF STATISTICS FROM THE COUNTY OR PROSECUTORIAL DISTRICT WHERE THE CAPITAL DEFENDANT RECEIVED THE DEATH PENALTY.
Current law provides that a finding that race was the basis of the decision to seek or impose a death sentence may be established if the court finds that race was a significant factor in the decision to seek or impose the death sentence in the county, prosecutorial district, judicial division, or state at the time the sentence was sought or imposed. Amends GS 15A-2011(a) to provide that the finding may be established if the court finds that race was a significant factor in the decision to seek or impose the death penalty in the defendant’s case at the time the sentence was sought or imposed, which is the period 24 months before the commission of the offense through the date 24 months after the imposition of the death penalty. Enacts new subsection (a1) to provide that a defendant waives any objection to the imposition of a sentence of life imprisonment without parole when the defendant files a motion under the Racial Justice Act.
Moves several provisions previously included in subsection (b) to new subsection (d) and modifies the new provision as follows: states that evidence relevant to establish a finding that race was a significant factor in decisions to seek or impose the death sentence in the county or prosecutorial district (was, county, prosecutorial district, judicial division, or state) at the time the death penalty was sought may include statistical evidence from the county or prosecutorial district where the defendant was sentenced to death or other evidence that the race of the defendant was a significant factor. Adds judicial officials to the list of individuals who may contribute sworn testimony. Provides that the defendant has the burden of proving that race was a significant factor in decisions to seek or impose the death sentence in the county or prosecutorial district (was, county, prosecutorial district, judicial division, or state) at the time the sentence was sought or imposed. States that statistical evidence alone will not establish that race was a significant factor. Allows the state to offer rebuttal evidence including, but not limited to, statistical evidence. Deletes GS 15A-2012 (hearing procedure). Requires the defendant to raise a claim under the Racial Justice Act at the pretrial conference or in postconviction proceedings. Requires the court to dismiss the claim without an evidentiary hearing if the court finds the motion fails to state a claim and requires a hearing if the court finds the motion states a claim. Directs the court to order that the death sentence not be sought, or to vacate the death sentence and impose a sentence of life imprisonment without parole, if the court finds race was a significant factor.
Includes the following provisions related to the act’s applicability. Specifies that the act does not change any procedure for filing motions for appropriate relief in capital cases. Specifies that the act, including all provisions relevant to a finding that race was a significant factor in seeking or imposing the death penalty, applies to any motions for appropriate relief filed under the NC Racial Justice Act and applies to any hearing that commenced before this act’s effective date. Provides a person 60 days from this act’s effective date to amend a motion for appropriate relief filed under the Racial Justice Act. States that any hearings commenced before this act’s effective date will be continued and will not reconvene for at least 60 days. Specifies that the act does not authorize any additional motions for appropriate relief. States that the act does not apply to a motion for appropriate relief filed under the Racial Justice Act, if the court, before this act’s effective date, made findings of fact and conclusions of law after an evidentiary hearing; however, makes any further proceedings subject to the act if the trial court’s order is vacated or overturned. Includes a severability clause.
Applies to all capital trials held before, on, or after the date the act becomes law, and to all capital defendants sentenced to death before, on, or after that date.

Intro. by Harrington, Rabon, Forrester.
S 444 (2011-2012) NONAPPROPRIATED CAPITAL PROJECTS (NEW). Filed Mar 28 2011, TO AUTHORIZE THE PLANNING, CONSTRUCTION, AND THE FINANCING, WITHOUT APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE GENERAL FUND, OF CERTAIN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS OF THE CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Modifies the capital improvement projects and costs authorized to be constructed and financed to provide as follows: (1) $3 million for Winkler Residence Hall and $9,765,000 for Belk Residence Hall at Appalachian State University; (2) $40 million for Belk Residence Hall at East Carolina University; (3) $6.2 million for Phytotron Energy Savings Performance Contract at NC State University; (4) $4.75 million for Mountain Area Health Education Center Facility Acquisition at UNC Asheville; (5) $11.7 million for Chilled Water Infrastructure Improvements, $12 million for Steam and Hot Water Infrastructure Improvements, and $8 million for Craige Parking Deck at UNC Chapel Hill; (6) $49.5 million for Campus Infrastructure, $38,407,410 for Residence Hall Phase XII, and $10 million for Cedar/Hickory/Sycamore Renovation at UNC Charlotte; (7) $3,432,000 for Lee Street Parking Lot and $16,640,000 for Reynolds and Grogan Residence Hall at UNC Greensboro; and (8) $13.5 million for Restore the Core, $14.5 million for New Student Housing, $7.5 million South Campus Acquisitions and Improvements, and $7 million for North Campus Acquisitions and Improvement at Winston-Salem State University. Modifies the projects and costs authorized to be planned and financed to provide as follows: (1) $5 million for New Student Center and $500,000 for Williams Dining Hall Kitchen at NC A&T University, (2) $700,000 for Student Health Services Center at NC Central University, (3) $5 million for Athletic Facilities Master Plan and Improvements and $5 million for Odum Village Replacement at UNC Chapel Hill, and (4) $1.5 million for Restore the Core at Winston-Salem State University. Deletes projects at Fayetteville State University and UNC Pembroke.
Adds sections to detail special provisions related to the Chill Water Infrastructure Improvements at UNC Chapel Hill and the New Student Housing and South Campus projects at Winston-Salem State University. Amends GS 18B-1006(a) to provide that the prohibition on the sale of beer and wine at school and college campuses does not apply to any stadiums that support a specified NASCAR-sanctioned track owned or leased by the institution that limit the sale of beer and wine to events not sponsored or funded by the institution.
Adds a section to authorize 29 capital projects at state agencies to be funded with receipts or with other non-General Fund sources.

Intro. by Hartsell.
S 518 (2011-2012) LANDLORD/STATE BAR NOTICE OF LEASE DEFAULT (NEW). Filed Apr 5 2011, TO PROTECT CONSUMERS BY REQUIRING BUYER'S CHOICE OF TITLE INSURER AND SETTLEMENT AGENT.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Deletes the provisions of the 2nd edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO REQUIRE LANDLORDS TO GIVE NOTICE TO THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BAR OF AN ATTORNEY’S DEFAULT ON A LEASE IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF THE ATTORNEY’S FILES.
Enacts new GS 42-14.4 to require a landlord to notify the State Bar (Bar) 15 days before destroying any potentially confidential materials (defined as client files, trust or operating account records, or other materials related to client matters) that remain on the premises after a landlord obtains possession of the premises from a tenant that the landlord knows is an attorney. Applies when the landlord obtains possession of the premises by summary ejectment or other means. Allows the landlord to move the materials into storage during the 15-day period after notice. Allows the Bar, or its designee, to take possession of the materials within the 15-day period, without a court order and at the Bar’s expense. Provides for the landlord to return the materials to the tenant at the tenant’s request, provided that the landlord has not received a court order directing otherwise. Allows the landlord to destroy the materials if the Bar does not take possession within the 15-day period. Makes a conforming change to GS 44A-2. Effective October 1, 2012.

Intro. by Vaughan, Stein.
S 803 (2011-2012) RETIREMENT ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES. Filed May 16 2012, TO MAKE CHANGES TO ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends several statute captions to reflect changes made by the act.

Intro. by Stevens.
S 828 (2011-2012) UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHANGES. Filed May 17 2012, TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAWS.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Amends GS 96-15(f) to allow all interested parties to waive the recording of testimony at a claim hearing (previously required the parties to enter into a stipulation of issues and waive the evidentiary hearing). Makes organizational changes and expands on the amendments in the previous version concerning stipulations of the facts. Requires that the decision to accept or reject a stipulation be in a recorded hearing.
Amends GS 96-14 (Disqualification for Benefits) to include in the acts meeting the definition of “discharge for misconduct connected with the work” convictions concerning controlled substances if the offense is related to or connected with work or in violation of a work rule or policy (was, conviction while employed by said employer).

Intro. by Rucho, Hartsell.
S 836 (2011-2012) IMPROVE PROPERTY INSURANCE RATE MAKING. Filed May 21 2012, TO IMPROVE THE RATE-MAKING PROCESS AND THE AFFORDABILITY OF PROPERTY INSURANCE FOR LOW-INCOME HOMEOWNERS BY REQUIRING THAT MORE THAN ONE CATASTROPHE MODEL BE USED TO ESTIMATE POTENTIAL LOSSES FOR PURPOSES OF A RATE FILING; AND BY REQUIRING THAT THE RATE BUREAU CREATE A RATING PLAN FOR A PROPERTY INSURANCE POLICY THAT EXCLUDES COVERAGE FOR THE PERILS OF WINDSTORM AND HAIL; AND BY REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE TO ACCEPT PUBLIC COMMENT ON ALL PROPERTY INSURANCE RATE FILINGS; AND BY PROVIDING FOR A PREHEARING CONFERENCE FOR THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE TO SCRUTINIZE CATASTROPHE MODELING WHEN SUCH MODELING IS THE BASIS FOR ANY FACTOR IN A RATE FILING FOR WHICH THE COMMISSIONER HAS ISSUED A NOTICE OF HEARING; AND BY PROVIDING THE COMMISSIONER WITH THE POWER TO SPECIFY THE APPROPRIATE RATE LEVEL OR LEVELS UPON A FINDING THAT A RATE FILING DOES NOT COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAW; AND BY REQUIRING THAT, WHEN THE COST OF REINSURANCE IS INCLUDED AS A FACTOR IN A PROPOSED RATE, CERTAIN SUPPORTING INFORMATION BE PROVIDED AND THAT THE FILING INCLUDE ONLY THE REINSURANCE COST SPECIFIC TO PROPERTY INSURANCE LOSSES IN NORTH CAROLINA; AND BY REQUIRING THAT THE RATE BUREAU AND THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE STUDY THE FAIRNESS AND EFFICACY OF THE CURRENT PROPERTY INSURANCE GEOGRAPHIC RATE TERRITORIES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION COMMITTEE ON PROPERTY INSURANCE RATE MAKING.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Adds a section amending GS 58-36-15(b) to add that all property insurance rate filings are open to the public unless necessary to maintain the confidentiality of testimony. Requires the Department of Insurance to receive public comments on the filing at least 30 days before the Department issues a notice of hearing. Adds a section amending GS 58-36-20(a), which concerns disapproval of filings, to require the Commissioner of Insurance to specify the overall rates that the Bureau may use, after the Commissioner finds the proposed rates in the filing excessive. Requires the Commissioner to make findings of fact on the evidence in the filing and at the hearing. Adds a section, amending GS 58-36-10, to add a standard related to the cost of reinsurance to protect against catastrophic exposure to the rate-making method. Deletes provisions amending GS 58-36-10(3) (concerning modeled losses), GS 58-36-20 (modified the hearing process), and the addition of subsection (d2) to GS 58-36-15 (required supporting data for certain filings). Makes conforming changes to the bill title.

Intro. by Brown.
S 849 (2011-2012) AMEND OFFICER SALARY CONTINUATION. Filed May 21 2012, TO AMEND THE SALARY CONTINUATION LAWS TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY OFFICERS INJURED AND INCAPACITATED AS THE RESULT OF EXTREME ACTIVITY IN THE COURSE OF PERFORMING THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES RECEIVE A HIGHER COMPENSATION RATE FOR THE TWO-YEAR PERIOD BEFORE REVERTING TO THE RATES PROVIDED UNDER THE WORKERS COMPENSATION LAWS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Amends GS 143-166.13 to specify that the term eligible person or person means any individual listed under GS 143-166.13(a) or (b). Makes conforming changes to provisions in Article 12B (Salary continuation plan for certain state law enforcement officers) of GS Chapter 143, and makes other technical and clarifying changes.

Intro. by Goolsby.
S 851 (2011-2012) BOARDS & COMMISSIONS EFFICIENCY ACT OF 2012. Filed May 21 2012, TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF STATE GOVERNMENT BY ABOLISHING CERTAIN STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES, REORGANIZING THE MEMBERSHIP OF SOME STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES, AND MAKING CONFORMING CHANGES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT REGULATORY REFORM COMMITTEE.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Restores the following boards, commissions, and committees: Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging; Beaver Damage Control Advisory Board; Consumer and Advocacy Advisory Committee for the Blind; Drought Management Advisory Council; Edenton Historical Commission; Electronic Recording Council; Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies; Interagency Coordinating Council of Children from Birth to Five with Disabilities and their Families; Mountain Area Resources Technical and Advisory Council; Mountain Resources Commission; NC Sustainable Communities Task Force; NC Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council; and NC Travel and Tourism Board.
Makes the elimination effective on June 30, 2019 (rather than June 30, 2012) for the following boards, commissions, and committees: Brain Injury Advisory Council; NC Child Fatality Task Force (was, eliminated June 30, 2013); and Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force.
Restores Governor’s Crime Commission, reduces voting members from 38 to 24 and makes modifications to the members, and renames as NC Crime Commission. Effective July 1, 2012.
Eliminates the NC Housing Coordination and Policy Council, and expands the NC Housing Partnership’s powers (previously eliminated the Partnership and amended the Council).
Deletes amendments made in the previous version to the following boards, commissions, and committees: NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching Board of Trustees; NC Council on Developmental Disabilities; NC Historical Commission; NC Council on the Holocaust; State Advisory Council on Indian Education; U.S.S. NC Battleship Commission; NC Medical Care Commission; and UNC Center for Public Television Board of Trustees.
Increases the proposed number of members on the NC Arts Council to 18 (was, 12), and makes conforming changes.
Increases the proposed number of members on the Coastal Resources Advisory Council to 26 (was, 24), makes modifications to the member qualifications, and specifies certain dates for term expiration.
Increases the proposed number of members on the NC Economic Development Board to 22 (was, 21), and makes modifications to the members and effective term start dates.
Increases the proposed number of members on the NC Financial Literacy Council to 10 (was, 9), and makes conforming changes.
Increases the proposed number of members on the NC Geographic Information Coordinating Council to 22 (was, 20), specifies three-year terms, and makes modifications to the appointing authority. Provides for staggered terms, as detailed.
Reduces the proposed number of members on the NC Human Relations Commission to nine (was, 11).
Increases the proposed number of members on the State Library Commission to 12 (was, 11), and makes conforming changes.
Increases the proposed number of members on the NC Advisory Commission on Military Affairs to 17 (was, 15) and makes conforming changes.
Increases the proposed number of members on the NC Museum of Art Board of Trustees to 25 (was, 11), and makes conforming changes. Provides for staggered terms.
Modifies the appointing authorities for members on the NC Agricultural Finance Authority.
Increases the proposed number of members on the NC Coastal Resources Commission to 11 (was, 9) and makes conforming changes.
Reduces the proposed number of members on the Domestic Violence Commission to 19 (was, 20).
Increases the proposed number of members on the Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services to 20 (was, 19), and makes conforming changes.
Makes modifications to the membership qualifications on the NC Partnership for Children Board of Directors.
Increases the proposed number of members on the Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to 15 (was, 13), and makes conforming changes.
Increases the proposed number of members on the NC Commission on Workforce Development to 25 (was, 18), and makes conforming changes, effective January 1, 2013.
Makes clarifying changes to the member qualifications for the State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors.
Deletes amendments made to the NC Veterinary Medical Board fees.
Adds a section amending GS 143B-289.52 to provide that a supermajority of the Marine Fisheries Commission is six members, and a supermajority is required to override recommendations from the Division of Marine Fisheries related to overfishing.
Requires UNC to report annually to the General Assembly, beginning January 1, 2013, on the continuing nursing shortage.
Makes other conforming and clarifying changes.

Intro. by Brown, Rouzer, Soucek.
S 888 (2011-2012) ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR MPOS/RPOS. Filed May 23 2012, TO PROVIDE THAT METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS AND RURAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT ETHICS ACT, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Requires members of Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Rural Transportation Planning Organizations to electronically file an initial Statement of Economic Interest with the State Ethics Commission by April 15, 2013, which must include information current as of December 31, 2012.

Intro. by Rabon, Harrington.
S 929 (2011-2012) FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND/BOARD MEMBERSHIP (NEW). Filed May 29 2012, TO REVISE THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF A FIREMEN'S LOCAL RELIEF FUND.

Senate committee substitute makes the following change to 1st edition. Makes a technical change.

Intro. by Nesbitt, Apodaca.

The Daily Bulletin: 2012-06-06

The Daily Bulletin: 2012-06-06

ACTIONS ON BILLS

Actions on Bills: 2012-06-06

PUBLIC BILLS

H 111: AMEND FIREARMS LAWS (NEW).

    Senate: If Fav; Re-ref to Com on Finance

H 149: TERRORISM/STATE OFFENSE.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Rec To Concur S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 176: REVIEW DV PROGRAM PARTICIPATION.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Rec To Concur S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 233: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION/EX-OFFENDERS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Finance

H 244: STATE HEALTH PLAN/ADD SCHOOLS; WHISTLEBLOWERS (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 261: INTRASTATE MOTOR CARRIER MARKINGS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 302: CHARITABLE LICENSING EXEMPTION CLARIFICATION.

    Ratified

H 345: MODIFY MOVE OVER LAW.

    Ratified

H 438: ACCOUNTABLE CO. COMMS./EXPAND LOC. BD. AUTH.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 490: RENAME YADKIN RIVER BRIDGE.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Appropriations/Base Budget

H 493: LANDLORD TENANT LAW CHANGES.

    House: Rec To Concur S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/6/2012
    House: Concurred In S/Com Sub

H 589: DIVORCE/DVPO/CHILD SUPPORT CHANGES.

    House: Rec To Concur S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/6/2012
    House: Concurred In S/Com Sub

H 637: ADOPTION LAW CHANGES.

    House: Concurred In S/Com Sub

H 660: NO IN PERSON SERVICE REQUIRED/50C ORDERS.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading

H 673: STREET GANG NUISANCE ABATEMENT.

    House: Rec To Concur S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/6/2012
    House: Concurred In S/Com Sub

H 707: REGISTER OF DEEDS/DIRECTED TRUSTEES/ESTATES (NEW).

    House: Concurred In S/Com Sub

H 737: STRENGTHEN CHILD SAFETY LAWS/CARE FACILTIES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 741: LAW ENFORCEMENT/EMERGENCY VEHICLE LENGTH (NEW).

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Rec To Concur S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 813: BLDG. CODE INSPECTIONS/INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY (NEW).

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 843: MODERNIZE NC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACT.

    House: Concurred In S/Com Sub

H 941: PSEUDOEPHEDRINE AMOUNT CLARIFICATIONS.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 947: EUGENICS COMPENSATION PROGRAM.

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Judiciary II

H 954: ENR REPORTS CONSOLIDATION.

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources

H 960: PROTECT HOMEOWNERS WITH UNDERWATER MORTGAGES.

    House: Amend Adopted 2
    House: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading

H 961: JURY SERVICE/EXEMPT FROM FERRY TOLLS.

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Transportation

H 966: TEACHER PREPAYMENT & SALARY/PRE-K ELIGIBILITY (NEW).

    Pres. To Gov. 6/6/2012

H 968: TRANSFER EVIDENCE WAREHOUSE TO DPS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/6/2012
    House: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading

H 981: DIX PROPERTY SALE TO REQUIRE GA APPROVAL (NEW).

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1008: NO TELEVISIONS ON DEATH ROW.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Appropriations

H 1015: ECONOMIC DEVPT. & FINANCE CHANGES (NEW).

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 6/7/2012

H 1021: JUSTICE REINVESTMENT CLARIFICATIONS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/7/2012

H 1025: EXTEND TAX PROVISIONS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 6/7/2012

H 1034: CONFIRM TAMARA NANCE TO INDUSTRIAL COMM.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading

H 1035: LICENSE PLATE BACKGROUND.

    House: Amend Adopted 1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed

H 1036: DOT/DENR STUDY EXPEDITE WATER QUALITY REG.

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Transportation

H 1055: ELIMINATE LME PROVIDER ENDORSEMENT.

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Mental Health & Youth Services

H 1056: PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN PARTICIPANT RECORDS.

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Mental Health & Youth Services

H 1075: LME/MCO GOVERNANCE

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Mental Health & Youth Services

H 1081: PROVISIONAL LICENSURE CHANGES MEDICAID.

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Mental Health & Youth Services

H 1085: STATE HEALTH PLAN/STATUTORY CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Finance

H 1096: SIMPLIFY BEVERAGE CONTRACT BIDS (NEW).

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Transportation
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Education/Higher Education

H 1114: NCEMPA/USE OF RATE REVENUE.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Finance

H 1149: NEW MARKETS JOB ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Finance

H 1173: ABSCONDING PROB. VIOLATORS FORFEIT BENEFITS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Finance

H 1179: INDIAN CUL. CTR/GOLF COURSE TERMINATE LEASES (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 1220: LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Judiciary

H 1221: MODIFY EO85/PUBLIC HEALTH.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Judiciary Subcommittee C

S 236: ADOPT STATE BUTTERFLY; FESTIVALS (NEW).

    Senate: Rec To Concur H Com Sub
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 6/7/2012

S 416: AMEND DEATH PENALTY PROCEDURES (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

S 444: NONAPPROPRIATED CAPITAL PROJECTS (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 518: LANDLORD/STATE BAR NOTICE OF LEASE DEFAULT (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

S 582: AUTHORIZE INDIAN GAMING/REVENUE (NEW).

    Senate: Concurred In H/com Sub
    Ratified
    Pres. To Gov. 6/6/2012
    Signed By Gov. 6/6/2012
    Ch. SL 2012-6

S 612: STATE LEASED SPACE/PED STUDY (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 798: VARIOUS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/6/2012
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

S 803: RETIREMENT ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 804: RETIREMENT TECHNICAL CHANGES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 808: CHANGES TO COMMERCE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Commerce and Job Development

S 810: REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 2012.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Commerce and Job Development

S 816: BANKING LAW MODERNIZATION ACT.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

S 820: CLEAN ENERGY AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT.

    Senate: Amend Failed 1
    Senate: Amend Failed 2
    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Environment

S 826: REVENUE LAWS TECH., CLARIFYING, & ADMIN CHANGES.

    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Engrossed
    House: Rec From Senate

S 828: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHANGES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 836: IMPROVE PROPERTY INSURANCE RATE MAKING.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 841: EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF PED.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

S 849: AMEND OFFICER SALARY CONTINUATION.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 851: BOARDS & COMMISSIONS EFFICIENCY ACT OF 2012.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Finance

S 869: REMOVE RESTRICTION/FIREFIGHTER DISABILITY.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 888: ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR MPOS/RPOS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 895: DOT DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES LEG. REQUESTS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Transportation

S 908: MATCHING FUNDS REPEAL.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Elections

S 929: FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND/BOARD MEMBERSHIP (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 957: RESOLUTION OF DISAPPROVAL OF REORGANIZATION.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

Actions on Bills: 2012-06-06

LOCAL BILLS

H 296: SAMPSON-DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS (NEW).

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Rec To Concur S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 328: WAYNE SHERIFF VACANCIES.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Rec To Concur S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 437: NH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ACCOUNTABILITY ACT.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Rec To Concur S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/6/2012
    House: Concurred In S/Com Sub

H 511: GOLDSBORO-WAYNE AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Rec To Concur S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 943: DAVIDSON COUNTY ANNEXATIONS.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 945: MARION LEGISLATIVE ANNEXATION.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Re-ref Com On Finance

H 956: ZONING/JOHNSTON COUNTY OPEN SPACE.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 1063: EXCUSE SCHOOL DAY FOR JOHNSTON CO. SCHOOL.

    Ratified
    Ch. SL 2012-5

H 1065: USE MOORE SCHOOL BUSES FOR 2014 US OPEN.

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Education/Higher Education
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 1091: ORANGE GRANTS FOR BROADBAND.

    House: serial referal to Rules added

H 1121: MECKLENBURG ABC STORES LABOR DAY 2012.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: serial referral to Govt. stricken
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/6/2012
    House: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading

H 1170: PENDER COUNTY ABC LAW.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/6/2012
    House: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading

H 1181: STUDY MUNICIPAL LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX (NEW).

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Finance

S 174: 18TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On State and Local Government

S 799: REPAIR GUILFORD LOCAL ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/6/2012

S 818: CLAY COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Government

S 830: IREDELL REGISTER OF DEEDS SATELLITE OFFICE.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Government

S 859: PILOT MOUNTAIN/DOBSON EVEN-YEAR ELECTIONS (NEW).

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Government

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