The Daily Bulletin: 2012-06-07

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The Daily Bulletin: 2012-06-07

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 111 (2011-2012) AMEND FIREARMS LAWS (NEW). Filed Feb 15 2011, TO ALLOW PERSONS WITH CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES IN RESTAURANTS AND TO ALLOW A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITEE TO CARRY A HANDGUN IN A PARK.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 4th edition.
Changes the effective date of proposed GS 14-269.3(b)(5), which sets out the conditions under which a person with a valid concealed handgun permit may carry a gun, rifle, or pistol on the premises of an eating establishment or a restaurant, to January 1, 2013 (was, December 1, 2011).
Amends GS 14-415.1 to add additional prohibitions regarding the possession of firearms by persons that have been convicted of a felony. Prohibits the possession of any ammunition or any electric weapon or electric device intended to be used as a weapon. Also makes it unlawful for a convicted felon to carry a concealed weapon, including a tear gas gun or similar device intended to be used as a weapon. Current law provides that a violation of the prohibitions on possession of firearms by a convicted felon is a Class G felony. Imposes additional criminal penalties on convicted felons who unlawfully possess firearms when the violation includes discharge of the weapon or results in injury to a person. Provides a definition for serious injury as used in this section and defines serious bodily injury as it is defined in GS 14-32.4(a). Effective December 1, 2012, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
Amends GS 14-415.23 to specifically describe the playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pools, and athletic facilities identified as recreational facilities. Provides that the term recreational facilities does not include (1) greenways, (2) designated walking or biking paths or areas typically used as such, (3) open areas or fields where athletic events may occur that are not classified as an athletic field, (4) and any other area that is not specifically described in GS 14.415.23(c).
Amends the title to reflect the changes to the bill content. Makes technical changes.

Intro. by Hilton.
H 177 (2011-2012) CLEAN ENERGY TRANSPORTATION ACT (NEW). Filed Feb 23 2011, TO MAKE CLARIFYING, CONFORMING, AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO VARIOUS LAWS RELATED TO THE ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Deletes the provisions of the 2nd edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO: (1) CREATE AN INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY AND DESIRABILITY OF ADVANCING THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS BY STATE AGENCIES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ASSOCIATED FUELING INFRASTRUCTURE; (2) ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR THE OPERATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS LOCATED AT STATE-OWNED REST STOPS ALONG THE HIGHWAYS AND; (3) AMEND THE ENERGY JOBS ACT OF 2011 IF THE ENERGY JOBS ACT OF 2011 BECOMES LAW.
States the General Assembly’s intent to reduce the cost of fuel used by state agencies and transition to cleaner, more-cost effective state-produced fuel resources. Directs the State Energy Office in the Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Department of Administration, Department of Public Instruction, Department of Transportation, and other agencies, to create a task force to study advancing the use of alternative fuels by state agencies. Requires a report to the Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy by December 1, 2012.
Authorizes the DOT to operate electric vehicle charging stations at state-owned rest stops, provided two, detailed conditions are met. Sets out reporting requirements.
Makes several changes to the Energy Jobs Act of 2011 (SB 709) if the Act becomes law, as follows. Makes clarifying changes to the provision requiring the development of a regional energy strategy (was, regional energy compact) for the exploration and development of offshore energy resources, and requires final recommendations by December 31, 2012. Repeals provision requiring DENR’s report on onshore shale gas resources. Amends GS 113B-3 to change the deadline for appointments to the Energy Jobs Council to September 1, 2012 (rather than October 1, 2011). Amends Council membership qualifications. Makes additional clarifying changes.

Intro. by Samuelson, McElraft.
H 199 (2011-2012) METAL THEFT PREVENTION ACT OF 2012 (NEW). Filed Mar 1 2011, REQUIRING ANY PERSON SEEKING RELIEF PURSUANT TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDER TO INCLUDE IN THE COMPLAINT OR MOTION FILED WHETHER THE PERSON HAS PREVIOUSLY FILED AN ACTION OR MOTION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST THE DEFENDANT AND IF SO, THE DISPOSITION OF THAT ACTION.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Deletes all the provisions of the 2nd edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO RECODIFY THE PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL STATUTES THAT REGULATE PRECIOUS METALS BUSINESSES, PAWNBROKERS, AND CASH CONVERTERS, AND SECONDARY METALS RECYCLERS, AND TO STRENGTHEN METALS THEFT PREVENTION BY REQUIRING PERMITTING OF NONFERROUS METALS PURCHASERS, MAKING IT A CRIME TO CUT, MUTILATE, DEFACE, OR OTHERWISE INJURE THE PROPERTY OF ANOTHER TO OBTAIN NONFERROUS METALS, CREATING RELATED CRIMINAL OFFENSES, AND MAKING OTHER RELATED CHANGES TO THE GENERAL STATUTES.
Adds new Article 45, Pawnbrokers, Metal Dealers, and Scrap Dealers, to GS Chapter 66. Recodifies GS Chapter 91A (Pawnbrokers and Cash Converters Modernization Act) as Part 1 of new Article 45 of GS Chapter 66, GS 66-385 through 66-399. Makes necessary conforming changes to effect the recodification of GS Chapter 91A as Part 1 of new Article 45 of GS Chapter 66.
Recodifies Article 25 (Regulation of Precious Metal Businesses) of GS Chapter 66 as Part 2 of new Article 45 of GS Chapter 66, GS 66-405 through 66-413. Makes necessary conforming changes to effect the recodification of Article 25 as Part 2 of new Article 45 of GS Chapter 66. Also makes conforming changes to GS 25-9-201(b) and 105-88(a)(3).
Repeals GS 66-11 (Dealing in regulated metals property; penalties) and 66-11.1 (Transportation of copper).
Enacts new Part 3, Regulation of Sales and Purchases of Metals, to new Article 45. Recodifies GS 66-11.2 under Part 3 of new Article 45. Part 3 provides definitions for terms as used in new Article 45. Specified records and receipts required for regulated metal transactions. Defines regulated metals property as all ferrous and nonferrous metals. Requires the inspection of regulated metals property and records and specifies that a secondary metals recycler is to keep and maintain the required information for not less than two years from the date of the purchase of the regulated metals property. Stresses that records must be securely maintained and provides guidelines regarding the destroying of records. Provides that a law enforcement officer may issue a hold notice to the purchaser of nonferrous metals if the officer has reasonable suspicion that any item in the purchaser’s possession has been stolen. Requires that the hold notice be in writing. Provides for the renewal of a hold notice. Requires a secondary metals recycler owner to hold nonferrous metals until the second calendar day after the date of purchase before selling or otherwise altering or disposing of the nonferrous metals. Requires an owner who has previously been convicted of a felonious violation of Article 45, GS 14-71, 14-71.1, or 14-72 to hold nonferrous metals for seven days from the date of purchase. Lists activities and transactions prohibited to a secondary metals recycler. Makes it unlawful to transport more than 25 pounds of nonferrous metals on the highway unless specified conditions are met. Indicates permissible payment methods for nonferrous metals purchasers. Requires the sheriff of each county to issue nonferrous metals purchase permits and directs the Attorney General to prescribe a standard application and permit form to be used by county sheriffs.
Provides that Part 3 does not apply to purchases of regulated metals from a manufacturing, industrial government, or other commercial vendor that sells or generates regulated metals in tits ordinary course of business; or the purchases of regulated metals property that only beverage containers, except GS 66-418 (regarding hold notices) does apply in that case.
Prohibits a county or municipality from enacting local laws, ordinances, or regulations that conflict with Part 3 and provides that this Part preempts all existing laws, ordinances, or regulations in conflict with it.
Makes a first violation of this Part a Class 1 misdemeanor, unless the conduct is covered by some other provision of law carrying greater punishment. Makes a subsequent violation a Class I felony. Provides that three or more violations results in an immediate revocation of the owner’s permit for a fixed site. Provides additional details regarding violation.
Makes conforming changes to the recodified version of GS 66-11.2(a) (regarding forfeiture of vehicles) and GS 20-62.1(a) (regarding the purchase of vehicles for scrap or parts only).
Adds new GS 14-159.4 to Article 22 of GS Chapter 14 to provide criminal penalties for the cutting, mutilating, defacing, or otherwise injuring property in order to obtain nonferrous metals. Punishment ranges from misdemeanors to felonies based on the monetary value, injury to a person or infrastructure affected.
Provides that pawnbroker licenses and permits to be in the business of purchasing precious metals are valid on the effective date of this act continue in force until their expiration.
Provides that this act is effective December 1, 2012, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date. Provides that prosecutions for offenses committed before the effective date of this act are not abated or affected by this act, and applicable statutes before this act becomes effective remain applicable to those prosecutions.

Intro. by Rhyne.
H 203 (2011-2012) MORTGAGE SATISFACTION FORMS/NO FALSE LIENS (NEW). Filed Mar 1 2011, TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE MORTGAGE SATISFACTION FORM THAT ALLOWS A SECURED CREDITOR TO INDICATE THAT THE UNDERLYING OBLIGATION HAS BEEN EXTINGUISHED.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Adds sections to amend or create offenses as follows. Amends GS 14-118.1 to make the violation of simulating a court process or judicial authorization in connection with any claim a Class I felony (was, a Class 2 misdemeanor). Enacts new GS 14-118.6 to make it unlawful to knowingly file a false lien or encumbrance against the real or personal property of a public officer or employee, and makes a violation a Class I felony. Sets out the procedure to follow when a filing is denied and for false liens. Amends GS 14-118.12 to make a person who knowingly, for financial gain, and with intent to defraud, files a document claiming that a mortgage loan has been satisfied or otherwise terminated guilty of residential mortgage fraud. Amends GS 14-401.19 to make it a Class I felony (was, a Class 2 misdemeanor) to file a false security agreement or to file a record for an improper purpose. Makes a conforming change to the bill title. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2012.

Intro. by Crawford.
H 235 (2011-2012) AMEND GROUNDS/TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS (NEW). Filed Mar 3 2011, TO OFFICIALLY DESIGNATE SENATE BILL 140, SESSION LAW 2010-5, AS "BONNIE'S LAW."

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Deletes all provisions of the 2nd edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO INCLUDE CONVICTION OF A SEXUALLY RELATED OFFENSE THAT RESULTS IN THE CONCEPTION OF THE JUVENILE AS A BASIS FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS. Amends GS 7B-1111(a) as the title indicates. Applies to convictions of a parent of a sexually related offense under GS Chapter 14. Effective October 1, 2012.

Intro. by Haire.
H 237 (2011-2012) 2012 WORKERS' COMPENSATION AMENDMENTS (NEW). Filed Mar 3 2011, TO REQUIRE ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENTS ON ALL BILLS THAT PROPOSE REGULATORY CHANGES, SIMILAR TO THE FISCAL NOTES THAT AGENCIES MUST PREPARE DURING RULE MAKING.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Deletes all provisions in the previous version and replaces them with AN ACT PROVIDING THAT THE NORTH CAROLINA RATE BUREAU SHARE WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE ON EMPLOYERS IN THIS STATE AND MAKING CLARIFYING, CONFORMING, AND OTHER CHANGES RELATED TO THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Enacts new GS 58-36-17, requiring the NC Rate Bureau (Bureau) to share information in the Bureau’s records regarding workers’ compensation insurance on NC employers and amends GS 58-36-16 to require the Bureau share information related to each employer’s experience rate modifier and name and address with the NC Industrial Commission (Commission). Specifies that the information is confidential and provides for immunity for releasing information.
Amends GS 97-25.6 to require the employer to provide the employee a copy of any medical records the employer receives upon the employee’s request (previously required the employer to provide a copy absent any request). Authorizes the employer to request information from the employee’s health care provider regarding the employee’s ability to return to work with the employer. Requires an employee to file a request for a protective order with the Commission within 10 days after the employer sends notification that the employer intends to communicate additional medical information to the employee’s health care provider and authorizes the employer to submit the information to the provider if the employee does not do so. Increases the methods by which additional forms of communication with the health care provider may be authorized. Makes additional clarifying changes. Amends GS 97-26.1 to authorize the Commission to establish fees to compensate providers for the time spent communicating with employers and employees.
Amends GS 97-26 to provide that the Commission must adopt a schedule of fees for medical compensation and for hospital fees by rule. Makes conforming changes to remove provisions on public comments, hearings, and appeals. Requires the Commission to provide information on the basis for the fee schedule rate as specified.
Amends GS 97-27(b) to specify that an employee must cover all travel expenses when obtaining another examination when dissatisfied with the percentage of permanent disability. Makes conforming changes to GS 97-29(b). Amends GS 97-32.2(a) to provide that vocational rehabilitation services may not be required if the employee qualifies for extended compensation under GS 97-29(c) or permanent disability under GS 97-29(d).
Applies to claims filed on or after the date the act becomes law.

Intro. by Dollar, Rhyne, McElraft, Folwell.
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 amendments make the following changes to 3rd edition.
Amendment #1 amends proposed GS 135-48.15 to provide that it is not a violation to discharge or take other unfavorable action against an employee who reported protected activity related to the State Health Plan if the person shows the same action would have been taken regardless of the activity. Clarifies that proposed GS 135-48.15 and proposed GS 22B-4 apply to causes of action arising on or after October 1, 2012.
Amendment #2 adds Kestrel Heights to the schools that may join the Teachers' and State Employees' Health Plan, and makes a conforming change to the bill title.

Intro. by Murry.
H 340/SL 2012-9 (2011-2012) UTILITIES COMMISSION/CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK. Filed Mar 11 2011, AUTHORIZING THE UTILITIES COMMISSION TO OBTAIN CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS OF APPLICANTS FOR AND CURRENT HOLDERS OF A CERTIFICATE TO TRANSPORT HOUSEHOLD GOODS.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE UTILITIES COMMISSION TO OBTAIN CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS OF APPLICANTS FOR AND CURRENT HOLDERS OF A CERTIFICATE TO TRANSPORT HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 3/14/11, 3/24/11, and 5/19/11. Enacted June 7, 2012. Effective June 7, 2012.

Intro. by Steen, Hager.
H 423 (2011-2012) CH. PROTECT. SERV./CH. CARE SUB./RENT EXEMPT (NEW). Filed Mar 22 2011, TO AUTHORIZE THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ALLOW CERTAIN CERTIFIED PROVIDERS TO CONDUCT INITIAL (FIRST-LEVEL) EXAMINATIONS FOR INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE FIRST EVALUATION PILOT PROGRAM.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 3rd edition. Deletes all the provisions of the 3rd edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO (1) MAINTAIN COUNTY LEVEL EXPENDITURES IN LOCAL FUNDS FOR CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES WORKERS; (2) USE 2011 DATA SOURCE FOR CHILD CARE SUBSIDY ALLOCATION FORMULA; (3) CLARIFY THE TERM SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE AS IT RELATES TO MEDICAID AND HEALTH CHOICE PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS; AND (4) EXEMPT CONTRACTS FOR THE RENTAL OF OFFICE SPACE THAT DO NOT CONSTITUTE A FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP UNDER THE FEDERAL STARK ACT FROM THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST PROVISION OF THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY ACT.
As the title indicates. Adds uncodified Section 1 to require that counties spend no less in local funds for child protective workers in the 2012-13 fiscal year than was expended in the 2011-12 fiscal year. Amends Section 10.2(a) of SL 2011-145, directing the Division of Child Development and Early Education to use the same data source as used for the 2011-12 fiscal year to determine the child care subsidy allocation formula. Amends GS 131E-21 adding new subdivision (e1) exempting certain rental contracts for office space from conflict of interest provisions of the Hospital Authority Act.
Amends GS 108C-2, adding new subdivision (4a) to clarify the term substantial compliance, and provides that this section applies to all audits except those with overpayments that have become final before that date.

Intro. by Hurley.
H 451 (2011-2012) DWLR PENALTIES INCREASED/ VEHICLE SEIZURES. Filed Mar 23 2011, TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED BY SETTING MINIMUM FINES FOR THE INITIAL AND SUBSEQUENT CONVICTIONS, BY REQUIRING THE VEHICLES BEING OPERATED BY A DRIVER WHOSE LICENSE OR DRIVING PRIVILEGES ARE REVOKED AFTER TWO PRIOR CONVICTIONS FOR DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED TO BE SEIZED AND FORFEITED TO THE STATE, AND TO REQUIRE A MINIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE HOUSE ARREST FOR A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Amends proposed subsection (f) in GS 20-28 to clarify that the vehicle is subject to seizure if the person is convicted of a third or subsequent violation for driving while license revoked occurring within a ten year period. Makes conforming changes throughout, and to the bill title. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2012 (was, December 1, 2011).

Intro. by Starnes.
H 462 (2011-2012) CONTINGENCY CONTRACTS FOR AUDITS/ASSESSMENTS (NEW). Filed Mar 24 2011, TO STUDY THE ADEQUACY OF CURRENT CONSUMER PROTECTIONS FOR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY AND FRANCHISE SALES.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Deletes all provisions in the previous edition and replaces them with AN ACT TO LIMIT USE OF CONTINGENT-BASED CONTRACTS FOR AUDIT OR ASSESSMENT PURPOSES.
Enacts new subsection (a1) to GS 105-243.1 to prohibit the Secretary of Revenue from employing an agent who is paid on a contingent basis. Adds a similar provision to GS 105-299 (experts employed to assist county assessors), GS 153A-146 (experts employed by counties), and GS 160A-206 (experts employed by cities). Also adds a similar provision to GS 116B-8 (auditor contracts with State Treasurer), and makes a conforming change to remove language allowing contingent compensation. Applies to audits, determinations of liability, and assessments contracted for on or after July 1, 2012. Prohibits local governments and the State Treasurer from renewing such contracts after July 1, 2012.

Intro. by McCormick.
H 483 (2011-2012) DNA SAMPLES/ADDITIONAL FELONIES. Filed Mar 25 2011, TO EXPAND THE LIST OF FELONIES FOR WHICH A DNA SAMPLE SHALL BE TAKEN UPON ARREST.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Effective July 1, 2012, amends the appropriation to the Department of Justice that is to be allocated to the State Bureau of Investigation for DNA testing an analysis to (1) delete the 2011-12 appropriation and (2) decrease the 2012-13 appropriation from $123,543 to $69,934. Deletes the appropriation to the Judicial Department that was to be allocated to the Administrative Office of the Courts to administer the act.
Requires the State Crime Laboratory to seek accreditation from a single body and prohibits using state funds for 2011-12 or 2012-13 to obtain a second duplicative or unnecessary accreditation. Effective when the act becomes law.
Changes the effective date of the changes to GS 15A-266.3A(f) from December 1, 2011, to December 1, 2012.

Intro. by Burr, Pridgen.
H 614 (2011-2012) ENACT VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE SERVICES ACT (NEW). Filed Apr 4 2011, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO PUBLISH ON ITS WEB SITE PUBLIC NOTICES OF CHANGES IN STATEWIDE METHODS AND STANDARDS FOR SETTING MEDICAID PAYMENT RATES.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Deletes the provisions of the 2nd edition and replaces them with AN ACT ALLOWING REGISTERED SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS TO ARRANGE FOR THE VOLUNTARY PROVISION OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN THIS STATE, RELIEVING PROVIDERS OF VOLUNTARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES FROM ADDITIONAL LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, AND PROVIDING LIMITED PROTECTION FROM CIVIL LIABILITY TO PERSONS PROVIDING VOLUNTARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN ASSOCIATION WITH SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS.
Enacts new Article 1J (Voluntary Health Care Services Act) in GS Chapter 90. Allows a registered sponsoring organization to organize or arrange for the voluntary provision of in-state health care services for no more than seven calendar days in a calendar year. Defines sponsoring organization as any nonprofit that organizes or arranges for the voluntary provision of health care but does not include free clinics, local health department facilities, nonprofit community health centers, or nonprofit community health referral services that operate year-round. Requires a sponsoring organization to register with the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) and specifies information that must be included on the registration form. Requires a $50 registration fee and sets out requirements for the organization, including reporting on the health care providers providing services and maintaining specified records. Allows the Department to revoke registration for noncompliance and allows the organization to challenge the revocation by filing a contested case. Allows the Department to waive the requirements if there is an emergency. Requires the Department to forward the information provided by organizations on to the appropriate licensing boards to ensure licensure of health care providers. Requires organizations to ensure that at least one health care provider who is licensed to practice in the state and has access to the controlled substances reporting system is located on the site of the services. Provides that a health care provider engaging in the voluntary provision of health services with a sponsoring organization is not required to obtain additional licensure if the provider is licensed in the specified practice area in North Carolina or in another state and is in good standing. Enumerates instances in which the exemption from additional licensure does not apply. Provides that a health care provider providing voluntary health care services at a sponsoring organization’s location is not liable for death or injuries caused by the provider’s act or omission unless there is gross negligence, wanton conduct, or intentional wrongdoing by the provider. Specifies four circumstances in which the immunity does not exist. Effective January 1, 2013.

Intro. by Murry, Dollar, Brisson.
H 690 (2011-2012) AMEND EVIDENCE & DNA EXPUNCTION LAWS (NEW). Filed Apr 6 2011, TO REQUIRE THAT RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS AND SETTLEMENTS UNDER THE GOOD FUNDS SETTLEMENT ACT BE SUPERVISED BY ATTORNEYS LICENSED IN THIS STATE, TO REQUIRE THAT INTEREST EARNED ON REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENT FUNDS HELD IN TRUST OR ESCROW ACCOUNTS BE PAID INTO THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BAR’S INTEREST ON LAWYERS’ TRUST ACCOUNT FUND, AND TO PROVIDE A PRIVATE CAUSE OF ACTION FOR PERSONS HARMED BY THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 3rd edition.
Deletes all provisions in the previous version and replaces them with AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING DISPOSITION OF BLOOD EVIDENCE, ADMISSIBILITY OF REPORTS AFTER NOTICE AND DEMAND, AND EXPUNCTION OF DNA SAMPLES TAKEN UPON ARREST, AND TO CHANGE THE METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE SENIOR RESIDENT SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE FOR A DISTRICT.
Enacts new subsection (h) to GS 20-139.1, allowing the destruction of any blood or urine sample subject to chemical analysis for the presence of any impairing substance 12 months after the report is issued without notice to the parties, unless a motion to preserve the evidence has been filed.
Amends GS 8-58.20(f) to require (rather than allow) that the laboratory report of a forensic analysis and affidavit be admitted in evidence without the analyst’s appearance if the defendant’s attorney or the defendant, if self-represented, does not file a written objection within the specified time period. Makes a similar change to GS 8-58.20(g)(5) (procedure for establishing chain of custody). Makes a similar change to GS 20-139.1 (chemical analysis of blood or urine) and to GS 90-95 (chemical analysis for controlled substance) and enacts new provision in GS 90-95(g1) to conform to the chain of custody requirement. Specifies that these amendments apply to proceedings occurring on or after December 1, 2012.
Amends GS 15A-266.3A to clarify that the defendant must provide to the district attorney a signed request form to request the expunction of the defendant’s DNA when one of the events in GS 15A-266.3A(h)(1) (previously limited to fewer circumstances) occurs (previously did not require an affirmative request after June 1, 2012). Requires the State Bureau of Investigation to take one of the prescribed acts within 90 days (was, 30 days) following receipt of the verification form from the district attorney. Makes conforming changes.
Effective December 1, 2012.

Intro. by Stevens, Jordan.
H 778/SL 2012-7 (2011-2012) AMEND INNOCENCE COMMISSION LAWS. Filed Apr 6 2011, TO MAKE VARIOUS AMENDMENTS TO THE LAWS REGARDING THE INNOCENCE INQUIRY COMMISSION.

AN ACT TO AMEND LAWS RELATING TO THE NORTH CAROLINA INNOCENCE INQUIRY COMMISSION AND THE PRESERVATION OF BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/7/11, 6/2/11, and 6/3/11. Enacted June 7, 2012. Effective June 7, 2012.

Intro. by Stevens.
H 799 (2011-2012) LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT/MILITARY SPOUSES. Filed Apr 6 2011, TO ALLOW LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND MILITARY SPOUSES.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Requires that the Legislative Research Commission report to the 2013 (was, 2012) Regular Session of the General Assembly.

Intro. by Martin, Killian.
H 813 (2011-2012) BLDG. CODE INSPECTIONS/INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY (NEW). Filed Apr 6 2011, TO REFORM THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA BY CREATING THE DIVISION OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, TRANSFERRING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION TO THAT DIVISION, MAKING THE DIVISION SUBJECT TO RULE MAKING UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 150B OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, AND BY MAKING OTHER MODIFICATIONS AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO ALIGN THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY FUNCTIONS OF STATE GOVERNMENT UNDER THE DIRECT LEADERSHIP OF THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Deletes the provisions of the 2nd edition and replaces them with AN ACT TO EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY EXEMPT FROM BUILDING CODE INSPECTION TO INCLUDE EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY ACQUIRED BY STATE-SUPPORTED CENTERS PROVIDING TESTING, RESEARCH, AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES TO MANUFACTURING CLIENTS. Amends GS 143-138(b9), as the title indicates.

Intro. by Howard.
H 821/SL 2012-8 (2011-2012) ALLOW DOT TO USE RECYCLED ASPHALT. Filed Apr 6 2011, TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO USE RECYCLED ASPHALT FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE IF IT MEETS THE REQUIRED MINIMUM CONTENT STANDARDS AND THE MATERIAL MEETS THE MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PROJECT.

AN ACT TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO USE RECYCLED ASPHALT FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE IF IT MEETS THE REQUIRED MINIMUM CONTENT STANDARDS AND THE MATERIAL MEETS THE MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE PROJECT. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/7/11. Enacted June 7, 2012. Effective June 7, 2012.

Intro. by Holloway.
H 1015 (2011-2012) ECONOMIC DEVPT. & FINANCE CHANGES (NEW). Filed May 21 2012, TO SET THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY FEE, THE ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION REGULATORY FEE, AND THE INSURANCE REGULATORY CHARGE.

Senate amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Adds provisions for a refund of (1) all local sales and use tax and (2) a portion of state sales and use tax to a company located at a ports facility for waterborne commerce that buys specialized equipment for use at the facility to unload or process bulk cargo to make it suitable for delivery to and use by manufacturing facilities. Applies to purchases made on or after July 1, 2012, but before July 1, 2013. Provides that the request for a refund is due before January 1, 2014, and bars refunds applied for after the due date. Requires that the refund request be made in writing on or after July 1, 2013, and must include any information and documentation required by the Secretary of Revenue. Provides criteria for determining the portion of state sales and use taxes that may be refunded. Also provides that tax refunds allowed under this section are not an overpayment of tax and do not accrue interest as provided in GS 105-241.21.

Intro. by Howard, Starnes.
H 1025 (2011-2012) EXTEND TAX PROVISIONS. Filed May 21 2012, TO EXTEND THE SUNSET OF CERTAIN TAX PROVISIONS, AS PROPOSED BY THE REVENUE LAWS STUDY COMMITTEE.

Senate amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Corrects the statute reference in Section 9 to GS 105-151.32(c) (extending the sunset on the credit for adoption expenses).

Intro. by Howard, Starnes.
H 1093 (2011-2012) AGRICULTURAL REGULATORY REFORM. Filed May 23 2012, TO PROVIDE REGULATORY RELIEF FOR FARMERS BY DESIGNATING THAT AN ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF AGRICULTURE SHALL BE INCLUDED AMONG THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S APPOINTMENTS TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION; BY REQUIRING THAT NOTICE BE GIVEN TO THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE WHEN ANY PROPOSED RULE WOULD DIRECTLY AFFECT AGRICULTURE; AND BY CLARIFYING THAT THE POWER TO ISSUE CIVIL PENALTIES CONFERRED BY STATUTE ON THE COMMISSIONER, BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, PESTICIDE BOARD OR STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL COMMITTEE INCLUDES THE POWER FOR THOSE BODIES TO DETERMINE THAT NON-MONETARY SANCTIONS, EDUCATION, OR TRAINING ARE SUFFICIENT TO ADDRESS A VIOLATION OF RULE OR STATUTE AS RECOMMENDED BY THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURAL REGULATIONS.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends proposed GS 106-22.6 to provide that when any board, commission, or official with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has the authority (was, when any provision of GS Chapter 81A, 106, or 143 provides that the Commission, Board of Agriculture, Pesticide Board, or Structural Pest Control Committee has the power) to assess civil penalties, a monetary penalty is not required if nonmonetary sanction, education, or training are sufficient to address a violation.

Intro. by Bradley, Dixon.

The Daily Bulletin: 2012-06-07

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 231 (2011-2012) INCORPORATION/ETJ STUDY (NEW). Filed Mar 7 2011, REQUIRING THE INTERCONNECTION OF PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS OR WASTEWATER SYSTEMS TO REGIONAL SYSTEMS WHEN NECESSARY TO PROMOTE PUBLIC HEALTH, PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT, AND ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH DRINKING WATER RULES AND TO REQUIRE THAT AN ANALYSIS OF REASONABLE ALTERNATIVES BE DONE BEFORE CONSTRUCTING OR ALTERING A PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Deletes all provisions in the previous edition and replaces them with AN ACT TO AMEND THE STANDARDS REQUIRED FOR INCORPORATION OF A MUNICIPALITY AND TO REQUIRE APPROVAL OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNING BOARD PRIOR TO CERTAIN EXTENSIONS OF WATER OR SEWER SERVICE BY OTHER GOVERNMENT ENTITIES.
Amends GS 120-163 to increase from 25 to 50 the number of registered voters from the area proposed to be incorporated required in the petition requesting incorporation and submitted to the Municipal Incorporations Subcommittee. Requires the petition to state that the proposed city will have a budget ordinance with an ad valorem tax levy of at least 20¢ (was, at least 5¢) on the $100 valuation on all property within the city’s corporate limits. Also requires the petition to state that the city will offer all of the following services by a specified date: (1) police protection; (2) fire protection; (3) wastewater treatment, collection, or disposal; and (4) water distribution (previously required city to offer four services out of a list, which included street maintenance, street construction or right of way acquisition, street lighting, and zoning), and include any other services the city proposes to offer.
Amends GS 120-167 to set out a schedule of population requirements that the proposed city must meet, related to the distance from cities of various other sizes, before the Commission makes a positive recommendation (currently, the proposed city must have a permanent population of at least 100).
Makes a conforming change to GS 120-172 to require the Commission to recommend that any incorporation passed by the General Assembly be submitted to a referendum (was, allows recommendation, unless the petition is signed by 50% of the registered voters).
Enacts new GS 160A-329 to require cities to first approve by resolution the establishment or extension of water or sewer services, according to a specified schedule.

Intro. by Hartsell.
S 582 (2011-2012) AUTHORIZE INDIAN GAMING/REVENUE (NEW). Filed Apr 12 2011, TO CLARIFY THAT THE NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY MUST ACT TO LEGALIZE ANY ADDITIONAL CLASS III GAMING ON INDIAN LANDS.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL CLASS III GAMING ON INDIAN LANDS PURSUANT TO A TRIBAL-STATE GAMING COMPACT, TO CREATE THE INDIAN GAMING EDUCATION REVENUE FUND, AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/12/11, 5/16/12, and 5/30/12. Enacted June 6, 2012. Effective June 6, 2012.

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

Senate amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
Amends GS 96-14(2) (concerning disqualification for benefits) to clarify that there is prima facie evidence of misconduct connected with the work if an employee receives three or more written reprimands from the employer in the 12 months preceding termination. Deletes the example of misconduct connected with the work related to acts showing disregard of the employer’s standards of behavior. Makes the amendments to this provision effective November 1, 2012. Clarifies that the amendments to GS 96-15(b)(2) and GS 96-15(f) (concerning stipulations of the facts) are effective November 1, 2012, and the other amendments to GS Chapter 96 in the act are effective when the act becomes law.

Intro. by Rucho, Hartsell.

The Daily Bulletin: 2012-06-07

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 437/SL 2012-10 (2011-2012) NH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ACCOUNTABILITY ACT. Filed Mar 23 2011, HOLDING THE NEW HANOVER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE WORK OF GOVERNMENTAL AND QUASI GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSION OR RECEIVING COUNTY FUNDS.

AN ACT HOLDING THE NEW HANOVER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE WORK OF THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSION OR RECEIVING COUNTY FUNDS. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 3/23/11, 6/8/11, and 6/5/12. Enacted June 7, 2012. Effective June 7, 2012.

Intro. by McComas.New Hanover
H 552 (2011-2012) ASHEVILLE AIRPORT/WNC AG CENTER (NEW). Filed Mar 30 2011, TO CREATE THE GREATER ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 4th edition. Provides that all property that is (1) within Buncombe County, (2) owned by the City of Asheville (Asheville), and (3) a part of the Asheville Regional Airport is not subject to regulation by Asheville under Article 19 of GS Chapter 160A, but is instead subject to ordinances of Buncombe County under Article 18 (Planning and Regional Development) of GS Chapter 153A. Also applies to any property in Buncombe County that may be subsequently acquired to be a part of the Asheville Regional Airport either by Asheville or by the Greater Asheville Regional Authority.
Directs Asheville to convey to the state of North Carolina by warranty or quitclaim deed all of its right, title, and interest to the City of Asheville Parcel (a part of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center) as described by metes and bounds in this act. Reduces the corporate limits of Asheville by removing a total of three parcels described in metes and bounds: (1) the City of Asheville Parcel, (2) the North Parcel, and (3) the South Parcel. Provides that the described parcels and any contiguous property to those parcels, which is acquired by the state to be a part of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center. is not subject to regulation by Asheville under GS Chapter 160A but instead is subject to Buncombe County ordinances under Article 18 of GS Chapter 153A.
These provisions are effective on the date that Buncombe County adopts an ordinance to make the specified areas subject to the zoning ordinance of Buncombe County.
Clarifies that the power of eminent domain may not be used to acquire any interest in the Ferncliff Industrial Park as it existed on June 1, 2011, except for a proven and present aviation need required by a federal agency.
Makes organizational changes and a conforming change.
Amends the title to read: AN ACT TO CREATE THE GREATER ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY, TO REMOVE THE ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AND THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL CENTER FROM THE ZONING JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE, TO REQUIRE THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE TO CONVEY TO THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA ANY OF ITS RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST TO THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL CENTER, AND TO REMOVE THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL CENTER FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE.

Intro. by Moffit, McGrady.Buncombe, Henderson
H 1063/SL 2012-5 (2011-2012) EXCUSE SCHOOL DAY FOR JOHNSTON CO. SCHOOL. Filed May 22 2012, TO GIVE THE JOHNSTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY WITH REGARD TO INSTRUCTIONAL TIME LOST AT MCGEE'S CROSSROADS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

AN ACT TO GIVE THE JOHNSTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY WITH REGARD TO INSTRUCTIONAL TIME LOST AT MCGEE'S CROSSROADS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 5/22/12. Enacted June 6, 2012. Effective June 6, 2012, and applies only to the 2011–2012 school year.

Intro. by Langdon.Johnston
H 1204 (2011-2012) UNION COUNTY CONSTRUCTION METHODS. Filed May 30 2012, AUTHORIZING UNION COUNTY TO CONSTRUCT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HUMAN SERVICES FACILITIES USING DESIGN-BUILD DELIVERY METHODS.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Sets the act to expire on December 31, 2017.

Intro. by Horn, McGuirt, Burr.Union
H 1212 (2011-2012) WAKE/CHATHAM LOCAL ACT (NEW). Filed May 30 2012, AS TO THE COUNTY OF CHATHAM TO BROADEN THE EXCEPTION TO THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT FOR IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF MINORS PARTICIPATING IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS TO INCLUDE ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, AND ALSO TO PROTECT EMAIL ADDRESSES OF MINORS IN SUCH PROGRAMS.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends GS 132-1.12 to provide that the name of a minor receiving a scholarship or other local government financial award is public record. Extends the scope of the act to also include Cary, Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon. Amends GS 153A-345(a) to delete the provision requiring that if the Chatham County Board of Commissioners does not zone the county’s entire territorial jurisdiction, then each zoning area must have at least one resident as a member of the board of adjustment. Makes conforming changes to the title.

Intro. by Hackney.Chatham, Wake

The Daily Bulletin: 2012-06-07

LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 932 (2011-2012) UNION COUNTY CONSTRUCTION METHODS. Filed May 30 2012, AUTHORIZING UNION COUNTY TO CONSTRUCT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HUMAN SERVICES FACILITIES USING DESIGN–BUILD DELIVERY METHODS.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Provides that the facilities for which Union County may use the design-build delivery method also include facilities ancillary to law enforcement and those ancillary to human services (deletes that the facilities include, without limitation, social services and public health buildings). Increases the minimum number of proposals that the County must seek from three to five. Sets the act to expire five years after the date that the act becomes law.

Intro. by Tucker.Union
S 944 (2011-2012) TOWN OF WALLACE/SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS. Filed May 30 2012, REMOVING CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS FOR THE TOWN OF WALLACE.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Provides that the act applies only to the annexation of property on which the Vidant Family Medicine facility is located.

Intro. by Jackson.Duplin, Pender
S 949 (2011-2012) TOWN OF BOONE/ETJ. Filed May 30 2012, PROVIDING THAT THE TOWN OF BOONE SHALL NOT EXERCISE THE POWERS OF EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Changes the effective date from when the act becomes law to June 30, 2013.

Intro. by Soucek.Watauga
ACTIONS ON BILLS

Actions on Bills: 2012-06-07

PUBLIC BILLS

H 111: AMEND FIREARMS LAWS (NEW).

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

H 149: TERRORISM/STATE OFFENSE.

    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 176: REVIEW DV PROGRAM PARTICIPATION.

    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 177: CLEAN ENERGY TRANSPORTATION ACT (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 199: METAL THEFT PREVENTION ACT OF 2012 (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 203: MORTGAGE SATISFACTION FORMS/NO FALSE LIENS (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 235: AMEND GROUNDS/TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 237: 2012 WORKERS' COMPENSATION AMENDMENTS (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

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

    Senate: Amend Adopted 1
    Senate: Amend Adopted 2
    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    Engrossed

H 261: INTRASTATE MOTOR CARRIER MARKINGS.

    Senate: Amend Adopted 1
    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    Engrossed

H 302: CHARITABLE LICENSING EXEMPTION CLARIFICATION.

    Pres. To Gov. 6/7/2012

H 340: UTILITIES COMMISSION/CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK.

    Signed By Gov. 6/7/2012
    Ch. SL 2012-9

H 345: MODIFY MOVE OVER LAW.

    Pres. To Gov. 6/7/2012

H 423: CH. PROTECT. SERV./CH. CARE SUB./RENT EXEMPT (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

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

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Amend Pending 1
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 451: DWLR PENALTIES INCREASED/ VEHICLE SEIZURES.

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

H 462: CONTINGENCY CONTRACTS FOR AUDITS/ASSESSMENTS (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 483: DNA SAMPLES/ADDITIONAL FELONIES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 490: RENAME YADKIN RIVER BRIDGE.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 493: LANDLORD TENANT LAW CHANGES.

    Ratified

H 589: DIVORCE/DVPO/CHILD SUPPORT CHANGES.

    Ratified

H 605: EXPAND SETOFF DEBT COLLECTION ACT.

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

H 614: ENACT VOLUNTEER HEALTH CARE SERVICES ACT (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 637: ADOPTION LAW CHANGES.

    Ratified

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

    Ratified

H 673: STREET GANG NUISANCE ABATEMENT.

    Ratified

H 690: AMEND EVIDENCE & DNA EXPUNCTION LAWS (NEW).

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

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

    Ratified

H 737: STRENGTHEN CHILD SAFETY LAWS/CARE FACILTIES.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 778: AMEND INNOCENCE COMMISSION LAWS.

    Signed By Gov. 6/7/2012
    Ch. SL 2012-7

H 799: LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT/MILITARY SPOUSES.

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

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

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 821: ALLOW DOT TO USE RECYCLED ASPHALT.

    Signed By Gov. 6/7/2012
    Ch. SL 2012-8

H 843: MODERNIZE NC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACT.

    Ratified
    Pres. To Gov. 6/7/2012

H 941: PSEUDOEPHEDRINE AMOUNT CLARIFICATIONS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 6/12/2012

H 960: PROTECT HOMEOWNERS WITH UNDERWATER MORTGAGES.

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

H 968: TRANSFER EVIDENCE WAREHOUSE TO DPS.

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

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

    Senate: Amend Adopted 1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Engrossed

H 1021: JUSTICE REINVESTMENT CLARIFICATIONS.

    House: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading

H 1025: EXTEND TAX PROVISIONS.

    Senate: Amend Adopted 1
    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate

H 1034: CONFIRM TAMARA NANCE TO INDUSTRIAL COMM.

    Ch. Res 2012-3

H 1035: LICENSE PLATE BACKGROUND.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 1055: ELIMINATE LME PROVIDER ENDORSEMENT.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 1056: PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN PARTICIPANT RECORDS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 1066: PASSING TITLE BY WILL.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 1067: CO-OWNERS/UNEQUAL SHARES/SIMULTANEOUS DEATH.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 1069: INTESTATE PROPERTY/CHILD'S YEAR'S ALLOWANCE.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 1081: PROVISIONAL LICENSURE CHANGES MEDICAID.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 1093: AGRICULTURAL REGULATORY REFORM.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1114: NCEMPA/USE OF RATE REVENUE.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/12/2012

H 1143: HONOR SHAW LADY BEARS BASKETBALL TEAM.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

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

    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1191: RESOLUTION OF DISAPPROVAL OF REORGANIZATION.

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

H 1219: HONOR MEMBERS FOR THEIR SERVICE.

    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1222: NC SYMPHONY'S 80TH ANNIVERSARY

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

S 231: INCORPORATION/ETJ STUDY (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

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

    Senate: Concurred In H/com Sub

S 416: AMEND DEATH PENALTY PROCEDURES (NEW).

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary Subcommittee B

S 444: NONAPPROPRIATED CAPITAL PROJECTS (NEW).

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 6/14/2012

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

    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

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

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

S 798: VARIOUS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CHANGES.

    House: Postponed To 6/12/2012

S 803: RETIREMENT ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES.

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

S 804: RETIREMENT TECHNICAL CHANGES.

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

S 815: REFORM WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 816: BANKING LAW MODERNIZATION ACT.

    Senate: Rec To Concur H Com Sub
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

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

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

S 828: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CHANGES.

    Senate: Amend Adopted 1
    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    Engrossed

S 836: IMPROVE PROPERTY INSURANCE RATE MAKING.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 6/12/2012

S 849: AMEND OFFICER SALARY CONTINUATION.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Judiciary, if favorable, State Personnel

S 869: REMOVE RESTRICTION/FIREFIGHTER DISABILITY.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Government, if favorable, State Personnel

S 880: DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY/TECH & OTHER CHANGES.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Judiciary II

S 881: TRANSFER EVIDENCE WAREHOUSE TO DPS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 888: ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR MPOS/RPOS.

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Government, if favorable, Judiciary

S 894: EXEMPT CERTAIN DRUGS FOR ANIMALS.

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

S 910: SALE OF A MINOR/FELONY OFFENSE (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav

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

    Senate: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

Actions on Bills: 2012-06-07

LOCAL BILLS

H 296: SAMPSON-DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS (NEW).

    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 322: HAYWOOD SCHOOL BOARD FILING PERIOD.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 328: WAYNE SHERIFF VACANCIES.

    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 437: NH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ACCOUNTABILITY ACT.

    Ratified
    Ch. SL 2012-10

H 511: GOLDSBORO-WAYNE AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 552: ASHEVILLE AIRPORT/WNC AG CENTER (NEW).

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

H 943: DAVIDSON COUNTY ANNEXATIONS.

    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 956: ZONING/JOHNSTON COUNTY OPEN SPACE.

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/7/2012
    House: Passed 2nd & 3rd Reading

H 987: WAKE TECH BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 988: AVERASBORO TOWNSHIP TDA CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 991: JACKSON CO. OCCUPANCY TAX CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1041: HIGH POINT/ARCHDALE BOUNDARIES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1059: ASHEBORO TOWING.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

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

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 1071: WAKE SCHOOL BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1082: NAGS HEAD CONVEYANCE.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1086: CLAY COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1087: FONTANA DAM OCCUPANCY TAX.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1090: ORANGE-ALAMANCE REMAINING 9% BOUNDARY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1107: GRANVILLE COUNTY ABC PROFITS DISTRIBUTION MOD.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1108: BUTNER PUBLIC SAFETY AUTHORITY CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1109: DARE CAMA SETBACK REQ'TS/GRANDFATHER.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1110: MATTHEWS/STALLINGS BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1121: MECKLENBURG ABC STORES LABOR DAY 2012.

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

H 1122: MARTIN COUNTY FIRE DISTRICTS

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1131: CARTERET COMMISSIONER ELECTION.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1133: REVISE PENDER COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICTS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1138: DAVIDSON COUNTY DESIGN-BUILD.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1169: TOWN OF BURGAW/DEANNEXATION.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1170: PENDER COUNTY ABC LAW.

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

H 1196: ALBEMARLE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER PROPERTY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1197: ADD STOKES CTY TO TAX CERT BEFORE RECORDATION.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1200: WINSTON-SALEM/NEW BERN FIREFIGHTERS RETIRE (NEW).

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On State Personnel

H 1202: ROANOKE RAPIDS DEANNEX/HALIFAX N'HMPT AIRPORT.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1204: UNION COUNTY CONSTRUCTION METHODS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1205: AMEND TRESPASS/GRANVILLE COUNTY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1206: BUTNER BOUNDARY CLARIFICATION.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1207: GRANVILLE/PERSON LOCAL STORMWATER FEES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1208: ROCKINGHAM LANDFILL FEE USE.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1209: ROCKINHAM LANDFILL FUND BALANCE.

    House: Reptd Without Prejudice
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

H 1212: WAKE/CHATHAM LOCAL ACT (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

H 1217: ASHEVILLE/WOODFIN BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Ref To Com On Finance

S 799: REPAIR GUILFORD LOCAL ACT.

    House: Postponed To 6/11/2012

S 830: IREDELL REGISTER OF DEEDS SATELLITE OFFICE.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Placed On Cal For 6/11/2012

S 900: SURF CITY DEANNEXATION.

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

S 901: OCEAN ISLE BEACH SATELLITE ANNEXATION.

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

S 906: NAGS HEAD CONVEYANCE.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 918: AMEND DURHAM COUNTY OCCUPANCY TAX USES.

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

S 919: CARTERET COMMISSIONER ELECTION.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 932: UNION COUNTY CONSTRUCTION METHODS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 934: LOWER CAPE FEAR DESIGN-BUILD.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 939: FAYETTEVILLE REVIEW BOARD.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 941: GRAHAM/SWAIN TVA ALLOCATION/BORDER.

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

S 942: FONTANA DAM OCCUPANCY TAX.

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

S 944: TOWN OF WALLACE/SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS.

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

S 945: MODIFY SOUTPORT OCCUPANCY TAX.

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

S 946: TOWN OF BURGAW/DEANNEXATION.

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

S 949: TOWN OF BOONE/ETJ.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

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