The Daily Bulletin: 2013-01-31

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-01-31

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 4 (2013-2014) UI FUND SOLVENCY & PROGRAM CHANGES. Filed Jan 30 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ADDRESS THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DEBT AND TO FOCUS NORTH CAROLINA'S UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM ON PUTTING CLAIMANTS BACK TO WORK.

House Committee Substitutemakes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Makes organizational changes to GS Chapter 96. Moves the definitions from Article 2 of GS Chapter 96 to Article 1. Puts the definitions in alphabetical order, cross-references many of the definitions to their meaning under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), and deletes definitions that are not needed.

Identifiesthe four funds used to administer GS Chapter 96with namesto more accurately reflect their purpose: (1) Unemployment Insurance Fund, (2) Unemployment Insurance Reserve Fund, (3) Employment Security Administration Fund, and (4) Supplemental Employment Security Administration Fund.

The 1st edition created a new Article 2A in Chapter 96; repealedtheexisting provisions of Article 2, Unemployment Insurance Division;andrecodified statutes that were previously in Article 2 under new Article 2A. The PCS reinserts Article 2 and renames itas Contributions and Payments by Employers. Amends Article 2 ofChapter96andrepeals the current stepped tax schedules that determine an employer's State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) contribution rate and replaces the schedules with an equation based on a reserve ratio.

Amendsproposed Article 2A from the 1st edition to nowcover Administration andCollection of Contributions; deletes the recodification of statutory provisions previously innew Article 2AinChapter 96; andplacesprovisions previously in new Article 2A in a new Article 2B, Administration of Employer Accounts.

Further reorganizes recodified statutes placed in proposed Article 2A in the 1st edition, moving some of those provisions to a new Article 2C in Chapter 96 with the heading Benefits Payable for Unemployment Compensation and some to a new Article 2D in Chapter 96 with the heading Administration of Benefits.

Makes additional conforming changes.

Adds a new Article 12R, Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Unemployment insurance,in GS Chapter 120 (creation of committee in the 1st edition was uncodified). Provides that Article 12R expires as of July 1, 2023.

Removes provisions providing for the transfer of funds to the Unemployment Insurance (UI)Fund and the appropriation of funds from the Special Employment Security Administration Fund to the UI Fund tomake principal payments on the debt to the Federal government for advances to pay unemployment compensation benefits.

Declares the act effective as of July 1, 2013 (was, when the act becomes law).Clarifies that changes made by the act to unemployment benefits apply to claims filed on or after July 1, 2013. Provides that changes made by the act to require an account balance by an employer that is a governmental entity or a nonprofit organization and that elects to finance benefits by making reimbursement payments in lieu of contributions apply to advance payments payable for calendar quarters beginning on or after July 1, 2013. Changes made by the act to the determination and application of the contribution rate apply to contributions payable for calendar quarters beginning on or after January 1, 2014.

Intro. by Howard, Warren, Starnes, Setzer.GS 58, GS 96, GS 97, GS 120
H 31 (2013-2014) AMEND HABITUAL DWI. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE OFFENSE OF HABITUAL DWI TO INCLUDE ANY DWI OFFENSE OCCURRING AFTER CONVICTION FOR THE OFFENSE OF HABITUAL DWI.

Current law states that a person commits the offense of habitual impaired driving if the person drives while impaired and has been convicted of three or more offenses involving impaired driving within 10 years of the offense. Amends GS 20-138.5 to provide that a person also commits habitual impaired driving if the person drives while impaired and has previously been convicted of habitual impaired driving. Makes a conforming change. Applies to offenses committed on or after July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Hurley, Brandon, McNeill, Baskerville.GS 20
H 32 (2013-2014) INCREASE YEAR'S ALLOWANCE. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE YEAR'S ALLOWANCE FOR A SURVIVING SPOUSE.

Amends GS 30-15 to increase from $20,000 to $30,000 the surviving spouse's allowance for the year following the death of the deceased spouse. Makes a conforming change to GS 30-29 (requirements of petition). Applies to estates of persons who die on or after January 1, 2014.

Intro. by Hurley, Turner.GS 30
H 34 (2013-2014) CLARIFY INDECENT EXPOSURE LAW. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE OFFENSE OF INDECENT EXPOSURE.

Amends GS 14-190.9, regarding the offense of indecent exposure, to clarify that the term private parts, as used in the statute, means external organs of sex and of excretion, including the nipple or any portion of the areola of the human female breast.

Additionally, providesthatregardless of any other provision of law, a woman may breastfeed in any public or private location where she is authorized to be even if the mother's nipple or areola is uncovered incidental to the breastfeeding.

Intro. by R. Brown, Moffitt.GS 14
H 35 (2013-2014) LIMIT STATE FACILITIES FINANCE ACT DEBT (NEW). Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROHIBIT ISSUANCE OF DEBT UNDER THE STATE CAPITAL FACILITIES FINANCE ACT.

As title indicates. Repeals the State Capital Facilities Finance Act (Article 9 of GS Chapter 142) and related statutes. Effective when the act becomes law; specifies how the act does not affect debt issued, incurred, or authorized before the date becomes law or authority to reimburse the General Fund.

Intro. by R. Brown, Cleveland. GS 113, GS 113A
H 36 (2013-2014) HONOR JOE HEGE. Filed Jan 31 2013, A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF JOE H. HEGE, JR., FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

As title indicates.

Intro. by R. Brown, Dockham.JOINT RES
H 38 (2013-2014) REPEAL SECOND PRIMARIES. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ELIMINATE SECOND PRIMARIES.

Amends GS 163-111 (currently provides for determination of primary results; second primaries), deleting the provisions applicable to second primaries, and makes a conforming change to the statute's catch line. Amends GS 160A-23.1(d) to delete the provisions governing a second primary. Deletes the provisions related to second primaries in various statutes of GS Chapter 163. Repeals the following statutes that relate to second primaries: GS 163-227.1, 163-227.3(b), and 163-278.13B(d). Makes additional technical changes.

Intro. by Floyd, Lucas.GS 163
H 39 (2013-2014) WESTERN CRIME LAB FUNDS. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO DIRECT, AND APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR, THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WESTERN CRIME LABORATORY FACILITY AT THE WESTERN JUSTICE ACADEMY IN EDNEYVILLE AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO PROVIDE STAFFING FOR THE LABORATORY.

Appropriates $14 million from the General Fund to the Department of Justice for the 2013-14 fiscal year to build a Western Regional Crime Laboratoryon the campus of the Western Justice Academy in Edneyville, NC.

Also appropriates $1.9 million from the General Fund to the Department of Justice for the 2013-14 fiscal year, and $1.9 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year to establish 19 staff positions at the Western Regional Crime Laboratory upon completion of its construction.

Effective July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Jackson.APPROP
H 40 (2013-2014) AMEND HABITUAL DWI. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE OFFENSE OF HABITUAL IMPAIRED DRIVING.

Amends GS 20-138.5(a) to provide that a person commits habitual impaired driving if the person drives while impaired and has been convicted of two (rather than three) or more offenses involving impaired driving within 10 years of the offense. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2013.

Intro. by Jackson.GS 20
H 41 (2013-2014) 0.00 ALCOHOL RESTRICTION - ALL DWI. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE A 0.00 ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION RESTRICTION ON ALL RESTORATION OF LICENSES REVOKED FOR AN IMPAIRED DRIVING OFFENSE.

Amends GS 20-17.8(b), requiring, as a condition of restoration ofa driver's license to a person convicted of driving while impaired, the installation of anapproved ignitioninterlock system to prohibit the person from driving with an alcohol concentration of 0.00 or greater (was, 0.04 or greater) providing that the interlock ignition system was required because the convicted person had an alcohol concentration of 0.15.

Amends GS 20-19(c3), requiring, as a conditionfor the first restoration of a driver's license for a person convictedof driving while impaired or a license revoked under GS 20-23 or GS 20-23.2, that the person not operate a vehicle if the person has an alcohol concentration of 0.00 or more (was, 0.04) at any relevant time after the driving.

Effective December 1, 2013, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.

Intro. by Jackson.GS 20
H 42 (2013-2014) NEW JUDGE/ADA WAKE COUNTY. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR AN ADDITIONAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT 10 AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR AN ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR PROSECUTORIAL DISTRICT 10.

Appropriates $159,394 in 2013-14 and $159,394 in 2014-15 from the General Fund to the Judicial Department to fund an additional district court judgeship in District 10. Directs the Governor to appoint the additional district court judge, who will address driving while impaired offenses to the fullest extent possible; the judge's successor will be elected to a four-year term in the 2014 election. Makes a conforming change to GS 7A-133(a) (listing district court judges by district). Appropriates $57,030 in 2013-14 and $57,030 in 2014-15 from the General Fund to the Judicial Department to fund an additional assistant district attorney in District 10, who will address driving while impaired offenses to the fullest extent possible. Makes a conforming change to GS 7A-60(a1) (listing ADAs by district). Effective July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Jackson.APPROP, GS 7A
H 43 (2013-2014) IGNITION INTERLOCK - ALL DWI. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE ANYONE WHO IS CONVICTED OF DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED, DRIVING AFTER CONSUMING ALCOHOL BEING LESS THAN TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE, OR ANY OTHER IMPAIRED DRIVING OFFENSE, OR ANY PERSON WHO REFUSES A CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, TO HAVE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM INSTALLED ON EVERY VEHICLE THAT PERSON MAY DRIVE BEFORE THAT PERSON CAN GET A LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE AND COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH AN IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM AND CREATE AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE FUND TO ASSIST INDIGENT PERSONS.

Amends GS 20-179.3(b) (eligibility for a limited driving privilege) to require the privilege issued to have an ignition interlock requirement that includes the following conditions: (1) the applicant may operate only a designated motor vehicle; (2) the vehicle must be equipped with an ignition interlock system, set to prohibit driving with an alcohol concentration greater than 0.00; and (3) the applicant must personally activate the system before driving. Makes conforming changes to GS 20-16.2(e1) (concerning privilege after license revocation for refusal to submit to chemical analysis), GS 20-138.3(d) (concerning privilege after license revocation for persons under 21 driving while impaired), and GS 20-17.8(a) (ignition interlock applicability). Amends GS 20-17.8(b) to prohibit the person from driving with an alcohol concentration greater than 0.00 (previously provided different alcohol concentrations based on the reason for revocation). Requires proof of installation and provides for revocation of license if system is disabled or removed. Makes conforming changes. Repeals GS 20-179.3(g5) (ignition interlock requirements when person has alcohol concentration of 0.15 or more). Makes a conforming change, amending GS 20-16.2(c1) to delete requirement that officer or chemical analyst submit an affidavit when a driver has an alcohol concentration of 0.15 or more.

Enacts new GS 20-179.5 to require that all of the ignition interlock costs be paid by the person ordered to have the system installed. Authorizes the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to assess an ignition interlock administrative fee between $30 and $60 on any ignition interlock installed by a vendor. Fee is to be collected by the vendor installing the ignition interlock system at the time of installation. Directs the vendor to remit the collected fees to the DMV on a quarterly basis. Provides that 50% of the money collected will be used to pay for administrative costs incurred by the DMV and the remaining 50% will be deposited in the Ignition Interlock Device Fund. Creates the Ignition Interlock Device Fund in the Department of Transportation to be used to pay the costs of installing and removing ignition interlock devices on vehicles of persons deemed indigent by the court. Requires the person deemed indigent to agree to pay the required costs for system monitoring as a condition of assistance from the DMV for installation cost. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2013.

Intro. by Jackson.GS 20
H 44 (2013-2014) TRANSITION TO DIGITAL LEARNING IN SCHOOLS. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT STATING THE INTENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO TRANSITION FROM FUNDING TEXTBOOKS TO FUNDING DIGITAL LEARNING IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION STUDY COMMITTEE ON DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Declares that it is the intent of the General Assembly to transition funding for traditional and digital textbooks to funding for digital textbooks, instructional resources, and other digital materials effective for all students by 2017.

Intro. by Horn, Johnson, Saine, Tolson.UNCODIFIED
H 45 (2013-2014) INTERNET ACCESS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Filed Jan 31 2013, AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN INVENTORY OF INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT ROBUST DIGITAL LEARNING IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION STUDY COMMITTEE ON DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Appropriates $100,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction for use as the title indicates, effective July 1, 2013.

Directs the State Board of Education to, by December 1, 2013, (1)  report on the results of its inventory of wireless and bandwidth capacity of public schools in the state, (2) make recommendations on methods for achieving a sufficient standard of wireless access and bandwidth in all classrooms, and (3) report on the cost of achieving that sufficient standard.

Directs the Department of Commerce (Department) to conduct a survey assessing existing community broadband connectivity, and to identify ways to assist in expanding accessible internet in all North Carolina counties. Requires the Department to report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee and the Joint Legislative Committee on Information Technology by December 1, 2013, on the survey results, its recommendations on expanding access across the state, and the cost of such expansion.

Intro. by Horn, Johnson, Saine, Tolson. APPROP
H 46 (2013-2014) HONOR ED JONES. Filed Jan 31 2013, A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF EDWARD "ED" WALTER JONES, FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

As title indicates. 

Intro. by Wray.JOINT RES
H 47 (2013-2014) HONOR CONWAY'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY. Filed Jan 31 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING THE FOUNDERS OF THE TOWN OF CONWAY.

As title indicates. 

Intro. by Wray.Northampton, HOUSE RES
H 48 (2013-2014) OPERATION OF MOPEDS. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE MOPEDS TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND TO HAVE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT A POLICY OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

Amends GS 20-10.1 to (1) prohibit any person under the age of 17 (was, 16) who has not completed the graduated drivers license process from operating a moped; (2) prohibit passengers on a moped; (3) require that mopeds be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as indicated; and (4) make it unlawful to operate a moped without proof of financial responsibility. Makes a conforming change to repeal GS 20-51(9) (exempted mopeds from registration). Makes a conforming change to GS 20-140.4(a) (to make it unlawful to carry passengers on mopeds). Amends GS 20-76 to address DMV procedure when the applicant does not have the original moped certification.

Amends GS 20-183.2(a1) and (b) to exempt mopeds from safety inspections and emissions inspections. Amends GS 58-40-15 to clarify that Article 40 (regulation of insurance rates) in GS Chapter 58 applies to specified types of insurance on mopeds. Amends GS 58-36-3 to add that the NC Rate Bureau has no jurisdiction over liability insurance and theft or property damage insurance on mopeds. Makes additional changes to various statutes in GS Chapter 58 to refer to mopeds. Applies to offenses committed on or after July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Shepard.GS 20, GS 58
H 49 (2013-2014) FIREARM IN LOCKED MOTOR VEHICLE/PARKING LOT. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT NO BUSINESS, COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE, OR EMPLOYER SHALL PROHIBIT THE TRANSPORTATION OR STORAGE OF A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION WHEN THE FIREARM AND AMMUNITION ARE LOCKED OUT OF SIGHT IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, TO PROVIDE THAT A BUSINESS, COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE, OR EMPLOYER IS LIABLE TO ANYONE INJURED AS A RESULT OF AN UNLAWFUL PROHIBITION, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY BRING A CIVIL ACTION TO ENFORCE THE RIGHT TO TRANSPORT AND STORE A FIREARM AND AMMUNITION IN A LOCKED MOTOR VEHICLE ON THE PROPERTY OF A BUSINESS, COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE, OR EMPLOYER, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A BUSINESS, COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE, OR EMPLOYER IS NOT CIVILLY LIABLE FOR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANOTHER PERSON'S ACTIONS INVOLVING A FIREARM TRANSPORTED OR STORED IN A LOCKED VEHICLE IN A MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH STATE LAW.

Enacts new GS 14-409.41 as the title indicates.

Provides a definition of motor vehicle to include any automobile, truck, minivan, sports utility vehicle, motorcycle, motor scooter, and any other vehicle required to be registered under GS Chapter 20. Provides entities and facilities to which this prohibition does not apply including certain facilities owned or leased by a U.S. Department of Defense Contractor; those involving natural gas or electricity; those for water storage or supply;and those where transport or storage of a firearm is prohibited by state or federal law or regulation.

Provides that a person who is injured or the survivors of a person killed as a violation of this section's prohibition on restricting the transportation or storage of a firearm and ammunition in a locked vehicle in a manner otherwise in compliance with state law may bring a civil action in the appropriate court against the employer, commercial enterprise, or business who committed or caused such a violation.

Additionally provides for the right to bring a civil action to enjoin any employer, commercial enterprise, or business from violating this section. Provides remedies for an employee who is discharged in violation of a policy or rule controlling firearms that is prohibited by this section.

Prohibits holding any employer, business, commercial enterprise, or property owner liable in any civil action for damages, injuries, or death resulting for another person's actions involving a firearm or from ammunition transported or stored under the provisions of this act.

Effective December 1, 2013, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.

Intro. by Shepard.GS 14
H 50 (2013-2014) HONOR DON EAST. Filed Jan 31 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF DON W. EAST, FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Substantively identical to S 7, filed 1/30/13.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Holloway, Stevens, Elmore.HOUSE RES
H 51 (2013-2014) INCREASE ACCESS TO CAREER/TECHNICAL ED. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO DIRECT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP CAREER AND COLLEGE ENDORSEMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS, INCREASE ACCESS TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND TO WORK WITH THE STATE BOARD OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLING IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN HIGH NEED EMPLOYMENT AREAS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION STUDY COMMITTEE ON CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.

Identical to S 14, filed 1/30/13.

Amends GS 115C-12 as the title indicates. Directs the State Board of Education (SBE) to report annually on the impact of awarding the career and college endorsements on high school graduation, college acceptance and remediation, and post high school employment rates beginning September 1, 2016.

Requires that the SBE make these endorsements available to students who graduate from high school beginning with the 2014-15 school year. Amends GS 115C-296.7(d) to specify that the SBE identify local school administrative units with unmet recruitment needs for career and technical education teachers. Additionally directs the SBE to increase accessibility to the licensure process for career and technical education teachers while maintaining quality of instruction, to develop strategies to increase the number of students engaging in career and technical education, and to increase the enrollment of students in coursework leading to skills in occupations that have a high number of employment opportunities.

Includes requirements specifying when the SBE is to make reports to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on its progress with the teacher licensure and student enrollment goals.

Intro. by Holloway, Blackwell, Blust, Cotham.GS 115C
H 52 (2013-2014) HONOR BOY SCOUTS. Filed Jan 31 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Jones, Ford, S. Ross, Szoka.HOUSE RES
H 53 (2013-2014) NC RIGHT TO WORK/SECRET BALLOT AMENDMENTS. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AMENDING THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION TO GUARANTEE THE RIGHT OF AN INDIVIDUAL TO WORK, TO MAKE ANY CONTRACT BETWEEN A STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY AND A LABOR ORGANIZATION AS BARGAINING AGENT CONCERNING GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ILLEGAL, AND TO PRESERVE THE RIGHT OF AN INDIVIDUAL TO VOTE BY SECRET BALLOT FOR AN ELECTION, DESIGNATION, OR AUTHORIZATION FOR EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATION BY A LABOR ORGANIZATION.

Subject to approval by voters at the election in October 2013, amends Article I of the North Carolina Constitution in the following ways. Adds new Section 38 to declare as the public policy of North Carolina that the right to work will not be denied or abridged due to membership or nonmembership in a labor organization. Adds new Section 39 to make any agreement or contract between a unit of government and a labor organization as bargaining agent illegal. Adds new Section 40 to provide that the right to vote by secret ballot for employee representation by a labor organization is guaranteed where law permits or requires such elections.  

Makes conforming statutory amendments to various provisions in Article 10 (Declaration of Policy as to Labor Organizations) in GS Chapter 95.

 

Intro. by Tillis, Moffitt, Murry.CONST, GS 95
H 54 (2013-2014) 2013 PERMANENT HOUSE RULES. Filed Jan 31 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE PERMANENT RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE 2013 REGULAR SESSION.

The 2013 Permanent House Rules include the revisions made by House Bill 1, and are the same as the rules adopted for the 2011-12 session, with the following changes. Amends Rule 19 to clarify that the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader may each allocate three minutes of debate after the previous question is ordered on the main question of second or third reading. Allows each leader to designate another member to act, whether or not the leader is in the chamber. Amends Rule 27 to delete the "Business and Labor" and "Science and Technology" subcommittees from the "Commerce and Job Development" committee; adds the following subcommittees: "Biotechnology and Health Care," "Energy and Emerging Markets," and "Military and Agriculture." Adds the "Business and Labor," "Environmental," and "Local Government" subcommittees in the "Regulatory Reform" committee. Renames "Public Utilities" as the "Public Utilities and Energy" committee.

Amends Rule 31.1 to add public bills recommended by a commission established under GS Chapter 120 to the bills that must be requested by Feb. 19 and filed by Feb. 27. Changes the filing deadline to 3:00pm (was, 1:00pm) for public bills (not including appropriations or finance provisions). Requires public bills that include appropriations or finance provisions to be submitted to bill drafting by April 4 (was, April 24) and filed by April 17 (was, May 8). Adds that the rules governing bill filing deadlines do not apply to bills introduced by the Committees on Appropriations, Finance, or Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House. Amends Rule 35.1 to delete provision requiring assessment reports for bills addressing professional or occupational licensing boards. Revises the name of the subcommittee considering municipal incorporations.

To access information on the 2011 rules, see House Bill 1 (11-12 session) and House Bill 19 (11-12 session).

Intro. by T. Moore.HOUSE RES
H 55 (2013-2014) REFORM WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. Filed Jan 31 2013, A JOINT RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE OPINION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT THE LOCAL PROVISION OF WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT SERVICES SHOULD BE STREAMLINED BY REALIGNING LOCAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREAS WITH THE BOUNDARIES OF COUNCILS OF GOVERNMENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO G.S 160A-470, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION AND ENDORSED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Howard.JOINT RES
H 56 (2013-2014) AMEND STATE CONTRACT REVIEW LAWS. Filed Jan 31 2013, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SECTION OF THE DIVISION OF PURCHASE AND CONTRACT, DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION, TO AMEND THE LAWS REQUIRING NEGOTIATION AND REVIEW OF CERTAIN STATE CONTRACTS, TO PROVIDE OVERSIGHT AND REPORTING OF CERTAIN CONTRACT AWARDS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

Amends GS 114-8.3, which requires the adoption of review and recordkeeping procedures for state contracts for the purchase of goods or services that exceed $1 million. Directs the Attorney General (AG), in consultation with the Department of Administration, to establish review procedures for state contracts that exceed $1 million, and to provide any attorney designated under GS 114-8.3(a) with the guidelines to be used in reviewing contracts. Requires the General Counsel for UNC constituent institutions to establish procedures for the required review and to comply with the procedures established by the AG. Requires all state agencies, the UNC constituent institutions, or any person entering into a contract on behalf of the state for goods or services exceeding $1 million to provide notice to the Secretary of the Department of Administration or the Secretary's designee of the intent to enter into the contract and any additional information as required. Directs the Department of Administration to adopt policies or guidelines for the identification and recordkeeping of contracts subject to review under the statute. Specifies what must be included in the records.

Amends GS 143-49 to increase the contract threshold amount from $100,000 to $5 million for the appointment of an attorney from the AG's office to advise and assist in contract negotiations. Does not require the Secretary to request counsel from the AG's office for contracts for services to be entered into by the constituent institutions of UNC, unless requested to do so by the General Counsel of the University.

Provides that the act's procedural and recordkeeping requirements as indicated above become effective July 1, 2013, and apply to contracts entered into on or after that date; the remainder of the act is effective when it becomes law.

Directs the Department of Administration to make individualized notifications to specified agencies to make each aware as to how the statutory amendments made in SL 2010-194, Section 15 of SL 2011-326, and this act apply to them. Provides guidelines regarding the notification process that include specifications regarding acknowledgement of receipt and understanding of the notice by the agencies.

Requires the AG's office, the Department of Administration, and the Office of the General Counsel for UNC to establish procedures to implement this act by June 30, 2013.

Provides, in GS 143-49, specific dates for (1) implementing a quality management program; (2) creating a contract specialist career path for one or more employees in each department, agency, or institution of the state; and (3) implementing a contract management training and certification program. Requires the Secretary to report recommendations on improvements to state procurement law to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and to the Program Evaluation Division by September 1, 2013.

Provides that any procedures to permit state government or any of its departments, institutions, or agencies to join with federal, state, or local government entities or any nonprofit organization in cooperative purchasing plans to serve the interest of the state are to be reported to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and the Program Evaluation Division no later than 30 days before the effective date of the procedures.

Intro. by Howard. GS 114, GS 143
H 57 (2013-2014) CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM SOLVENCY AND SUPPORT. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT (1) TO PROHIBIT LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS FROM ASSESSING INDIRECT COSTS TO A CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM UNLESS THE PROGRAM IS FINANCIALLY SOLVENT AND (2) TO PROMOTE OPTIMAL PRICING FOR CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM FOODS AND SUPPLIES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION.

Amends GS 115C-450 as the title indicates. Defines indirect costs as the term is defined in the United States Office of Budget and Management Circular A-87, as revised, and uses the term cost of operation as defined in GS 115C-264(c).

Appropriates $80,000 in recurring funds for 2013-14 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction, Division of School Support, Child Nutritional Services Section, for purposes as the title indicates. Requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to make annual reports to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee beginning on October 1, 2014, and each subsequent year that DPI receives this appropriation. Effective July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Howard. APPROP, GS 115C
H 58 (2013-2014) NONPROFIT GRANTS/INCREASE ACCOUNTABILITY. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO IMPROVE THE OVERSIGHT OF STATE GRANTS TO NON-STATE ENTITIES AND TO INCREASE THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF GRANTEES WHO RECEIVE STATE GRANTS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

GS 143C-6-23(d) sets out policies governing the disbursement and monitoring of state grants. Adds several policies, including requirements for contracts awarding grants, a requirement to create mandatory periodic reporting requirements for grantees and subgrantees, and a monitoring plan. Enacts new subsection (f1), authorizing state agencies that oversee certain grants to withhold up to 2% of the grant amount to cover oversight costs, after following the specified guidelines. Amends GS 143C-6-23(f) to direct the Office of the Controller to stop payments to a grantee following notification by the Office of State Budget and Management to suspend disbursement. Effective July 1, 2013.

Effective July 1, 2015, adds the requirement that grantees submit cash-basis reporting within 90 days after the end of the fiscal year to the list of policies in GS 143C-6-23(d).

Intro. by Howard.GS 143C
H 59 (2013-2014) ELIMINATE SAFETY INSP./EMISSION INSP. REQ. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT THAT MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THIS STATE HAVE AN ANNUAL SAFETY INSPECTION, TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT WINDOW TINTING BE INSPECTED AT AN INSPECTION STATION BY A LICENSED SAFETY INSPECTOR, TO ELIMINATE THE AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE TO AN UNSAFE TIRES CHARGE, TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A VEHICLE BE SUBJECT TO A SAFETY INSPECTION BEFORE A CHARGE FOR TINTED WINDOWS MAY BE MADE, TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION PROGRAM, ADMINISTERED BY THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, WHICH WILL INCREASE EFFICIENCY, REDUCE COSTS, AND IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE, AND TO REQUIRE THE FISCAL RESEARCH DIVISION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CONDUCT A FISCAL REVIEW OF THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES EMISSIONS INSPECTION PROGRAM, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION.

Amends Article 3A of GS Chapter 20 by eliminating the requirement that a motor vehicle be subject to a safety inspection. Makes conforming changes to eliminate all provisions referencing or applying to safety inspections in GS Chapter 20. Retains the vehicle emissions inspection program.

Amends GS 20-183.7 to establish fees for an emissions inspection as follows: (1) $9.13 for a vehicle emissions inspection (was, $23.75 for emissions and safety) and (2) $7.27 for the issuance of an electronic inspection authorization (was, $6.25 for emissions and safety). Deletes that the fee for an inspection sticker does not apply to a replacement inspection sticker for use on a windshield replaced by a business registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles (Division).

Clarifies that a certified (was, safety inspection) mechanic is required to inspect after-factory tinted windows. Amends GS 20-183.7 to provide that the clear proceeds of all civil penalties, civil forfeitures, and civil fines collected by the Division pursuant to this statute are to be remitted to the Civil Penalty and Forfeiture Fund (was, civil penalties collected are to be credited to the Highway Fund as non-tax revenue).

Eliminates the fee distributions, resulting from the collection of electronic authorizations for emissions and safety inspections combined, to the Highway Fund, the Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund, and the Rescue Squad Worker's Relief Fund. Increases amounts that are to be distributed to the Inspection Program Account, the Telecommunication Account, and the Division of Air Quality.Effective October 1, 2011. Amends GS 20-87 to add an additional $1 passenger vehicle registration fee to be distributed as follows: (1) 78΢ to the Highway Fund, (2) 13΢ to the Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund, and (3) 9΢ to the Rescue Squad Workers' Relief Fund. Amends GS 20-88 to add an additional $1 property hauling vehicle registration fee to be distributed as follows: (1) 78΢ to the Highway Fund, (2) 13΢ to the Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund, and (3) 9΢ to the Rescue Squad Workers' Relief Fund.

Above provisions are effective October 1, 2013.

Amends GS 20-122.1 to eliminate the following possible defenses to a charge of operating a motor vehicle with unsafe tires: (1) that a person obtained a certificate from an official safety inspection equipment station within 15 days after the arrest; (2) that the tires had been made to conform to the requirements of the statute; or (3) that the vehicle had been sold, destroyed, or permanently removed from the highways. Requires that the Division, with the assistance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality, develop and implement a management improvement plan for the Motor Vehicle Emission Inspection program to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve customer service. Specifies information to be included in the plan, including that it meets both federal and state reporting requirements. Requires the Division to present the plan to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee and the Joint Environment and Natural Resources Oversight Committee by December 31, 2013.

The Division must also report annually to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee by January 15 of each year on the prior fiscal year and include recommendations on legislation to improve the program. Requires the Fiscal Research Division to conduct a fiscal review of the Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection program. Specifies factors to be reviewed. Requires the Fiscal Research Division to report to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee, the Joint Environment and Natural Resources Oversight Committee, the Joint Program Evaluation Oversight Committee, and the Program Evaluation Division by May 1, 2014.

Makes a conforming change to GS 20-127(d) (window tinting violations). Effective when the act becomes law unless otherwise noted.

Intro. by Howard.GS 20
H 60 (2013-2014) TRANSFER OF INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER PROPERTY. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO TERMINATE LEASES AT THE INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER SITE AND THEN SELL OR ALLOCATE CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE PROPERTY, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

Identical to S 30, filed 1/31/13.

As title indicates. Describes parcels at the Indian Cultural Center site and requires termination of leases for the site, as indicated. Sets out guidelines for parcel appraisals and specifies how the Department of Administration must sell or otherwise convey each parcel.  

Intro. by Howard.UNCODIFIED
H 61 (2013-2014) REFORM OVERSIGHT OF STATE-OWNED VEHICLES. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REFORM THE MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT OF STATE-OWNED MOTOR VEHICLES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION.

Directives. Directs all state agencies and institutions to update vehicle registration records for all state-owned vehicles with the Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles, by October 1, 2013, and sets out required procedures, including the duty to establish a standard naming convention for the agency's name on forms. Transfers to the Department of Administration (DOA) all passenger vehicles owned by state agencies and identified in the specified Program Evaluation Division report and directs DOA to report to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations by November 15, 2013. Directs the Division of Motor Fleet Management (Division) in the DOA to monitor the rate structure that became effective January 1, 2012, and to report on the structure's effects on assigned vehicle utilization and replacement by February 14, 2014. Directs the Division to improve its management practices, as indicated, and to report on improvements by February 14, 2014. Requires the State Controller, by October 1, 2013, to present to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee a plan to create and operate a statewide fleet management system that would require all state agencies and institutions to report identification, utilization, and cost data, as detailed. Transfers $10,000 from the internal service fund for Motor Fleet Management to the Office of State Controller to fund the plan. Directs the Division, in 2013-14, to test telematics services by installing the packages in a sample of vehicles and to report on the testing by September 15, 2014. Creates five receipt-supported positions in the Division, effective October 1, 2013.

Statutory Changes.Renames the "Division of Motor Fleet Management" the "Division of State Fleet Management" (State Fleet Management), and makes a conforming change to add subdivision (12) to GS 143-341, placing State Fleet Management under the purview of the DOA. Adds new Article 18, State-Owned Motor Vehicles, to GS Chapter 20 to require all state agencies and institutions to comply with the enumerated state vehicle policies. Recodifies several listed provisions currently under GS 143-341(8)i. as provisions under newly created GS 143-341(12) or new Article 18 in GS Chapter 20. Makes conforming and clarifying changes to the recodified provisions. Directs State Fleet Management to file an annual report with the General Assembly on state entities' failures to comply with the requirements and makes a violation a Class 1 misdemeanor. Provides that state-owned vehicles must be marked to indicate the agency or institution that owns or operates the vehicle and as otherwise required by GS 20-39.1. Prohibits the following entities from transferring passenger vehicles to the DOA: (1) Highway Patrol, (2) State Bureau of Investigation, (3) vehicles of constituent institutions of UNC that are used primarily for law-enforcement purposes, and (4) Department Public Safety vehicles used for Butner Public Safety. Sets the minimum rates for state agency vehicles. Directs DOA to adopt rules to permanently assign state-owned vehicles based on miles traveled, frequency of use, and purpose. Further amends new GS 143-341(12) to list the powers and duties of the State Fleet Management. Makes the provisions concerning expansion to State Fleet Management effective January 1, 2014. Permits the DOA to use funds from the Motor Fleet Management internal service fund to expand to the State Fleet Management.

Intro. by Howard.GS 20, GS 143

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PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 4 (2013-2014) NO N.C. EXCHANGE/NO MEDICAID EXPANSION. Filed Jan 30 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT (1) TO CLARIFY THE STATE'S INTENT NOT TO OPERATE A STATE-RUN OR "PARTNERSHIP" HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE, (2) TO PROVIDE THAT FUTURE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS WILL BE MADE BY THE STATE RATHER THAN THE FEDERALLY FACILITATED EXCHANGE, AND (3) TO REJECT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT'S OPTIONAL MEDICAID EXPANSION.

Senate committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition. Provides that North Carolina will not expand Medicaid eligibility under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (previously reserved authority for the General Assembly to determine).

Intro. by Apodaca, Brown, Rucho.
S 24 (2013-2014) CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION LANDFILL SITING. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE GAMELAND BUFFER REQUIREMENT APPLICABLE TO SANITARY LANDFILLS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLTITION DEBRIS WASTE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Amends GS 130A-295.6(d) (concerning requirements for sanitary landfills) to provide as title indicates. Addresses the issuance of permits by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the construction of a disposal unit of a sanitary landfill that is located within 500 feet of the outermost boundary of a State gameland owned, leased, or managed by the Wildlife Resources Commision when three specified conditions related to the use and location of the unit are met.  

Intro. by Brown. GS 130A
S 25 (2013-2014) HUNTING & FISHING/ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO ARE SERVING ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OUTSIDE THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA SHALL BE CONSIDERED RESIDENTS FOR PURPOSES OF OBTAINING CERTAIN HUNTING, FISHING, TRAPPING, AND SPECIAL ACTIVITY LICENSES.

Amends GS 113-130(4)e. to clarify that members of the military on active duty outside of the state are considered residents of North Carolina for the purposes of obtaining specified hunting, fishing, trapping, and special activity licenses. Effective July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Brown.GS 113
S 26 (2013-2014) HONOR DONALD WILLIAM BINGHAM. Filed Jan 31 2013, A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF DONALD WILLIAM BINGHAM, FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

As title indicates. 

Intro. by Bingham, Brock.JOINT RES
S 27 (2013-2014) PUBLIC SCHOOL PROTECTION/FIREARM AMENDMENTS. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS CERTIFIED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION AND TRAINING STANDARDS COMMISSION AND DESIGNATED BY A LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION OR BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF A CHARTER SCHOOL MAY POSSESS AND CARRY FIREARMS ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PROTECTION TO THOSE ATTENDING AND WORKING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Amends GS 14-269.2(g) to exempt school safety marshals, acting in their official duties on specified educational property, from the prohibition on possessing or carrying firearms or specified weapons on educational property. Defines school safety marshal in GS 14-269.2(a) as a person so designated by a local board of education or by a charter school board of directors. Effective December 1, 2013.

Adds the development of a training and certification program for school safety marshals as a power of the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission (Commission) in GS 17C-6. Makes a conforming change to GS 17C-8. Adds the designation of school safety marshals certified by the Commission as a power of local boards of education in GS 115C-47, and as a power of charter school boards of directors in GS 115C-238.29E(d). Effective August 1, 2013.

Intro. by Bingham.GS 115C, GS 14, GS 17C
S 28 (2013-2014) GUN PERMIT INFORMATION/NO PUBLICATION. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION REGARDING CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS AND PISTOL PURCHASE PERMITS.

Amends GS 14-415.17 (concerning concealed handgun permits) to clarify that the list of permit holders and other permit application information collected by the sheriff are confidential. Clarifies that the sheriff and the State Bureau of Investigation must make such information available in response to a subpoena or court order. Makes organizational changes. Makes conforming changes to GS 14-405 and GS 14-406 (concerning weapon sales in counties). Effective December 1, 2013.

Intro. by Bingham.GS 14
S 29 (2013-2014) NC RAILROAD COMPANY REPORTING AND DIVIDENDS. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO (1) STRENGTHEN OVERSIGHT, ANNUAL REPORTING, AND STRATEGIC PLANNING BY THE NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY, (2) REQUIRE A ONE-TIME CASH DIVIDEND OF THE NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY TO THE HIGHWAY FUND, (3) REQUIRE AN ANNUAL CASH DIVIDEND OF THE NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY TO THE HIGHWAY FUND, AND (4) REQUIRE THE TRANSFER OF LOW-INCOME NON-CORRIDOR PROPERTIES FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY TO THE STATE.

Recodifies designated provisions in GS 124-6 and 124-5 in new GS 124-15, and amends GS 124-15 to provide that two of the Governor's seven appointments to the board of directors must be Board of Transportation appointees. Adds new GS 124-16 to require each state-owned railroad company (railroad company) to maintain a strategic plan and a formalized performance management system. Recodifies designated provisions in GS 124-3 in new GS 124-17, and amends GS 124-17 to require each railroad company to submit an annual report to specified committees. Directs each railroad company with trackage in more than two counties to issue a $15.5 million cash dividend by June 30, 2013, to be deposited in the General Fund.

Effective January 1, 2014, adds new GS 124-18 to require railroad companies with trackage in more than two counties to issue an annual cash dividend of at least 25% of the company's income from trackage rights agreements for the previous year. Rewrites GS 124-5.1, which detailed state use of dividends, to instead provide that all dividends will be deposited into the General Fund. Repeals GS 136-16.6 (continuing rail appropriations).

Requires railroad companies with trackage in more than two counties to issue dividends of non-corridor real property, as specified, by June 30, 2013. Directs the Department of Administration to sell the properties and deposit proceeds in the General Fund. Makes other clarifying and conforming changes.

Intro. by Hartsell. GS 124, GS 136
S 30 (2013-2014) TRANSFER OF INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER PROPERTY. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO TERMINATE LEASES AT THE INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER SITE AND THEN SELL OR ALLOCATE CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE PROPERTY, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

As title indicates. Describes parcels at the Indian Cultural Center site and requires termination of leases for the site, as indicated. Sets out guidelines for parcel appraisals and specifies how the Department of Administration must sell or otherwise convey each parcel.  

Intro. by Hartsell.UNCODIFIED
S 31 (2013-2014) WORKERS' COMP FUND/SAFETY WORKERS ALLOCATION. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT MODIFYING THE ALLOCATION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE GROSS PREMIUM TAX ON INSURANCE COMPANIES UNDER G.S. 105-228.5 TO INCLUDE DEDICATED FUNDING FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA FIREMEN'S AND RESCUE SQUAD WORKERS' PENSION FUND AND THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION FUND FOR THE BENEFIT OF VOLUNTEER SAFETY WORKERS.

Identical to H 27, filed 1/30/13.

Amends GS 105-228.5(d)(3) (concerning taxes measured by gross premiums) to revise the allocation of the net proceeds of the additional tax on gross premiums on insurance contracts for property coverage as follows. Credits 27% to the Workers' Compensation Fund and 18% to the NC Firemen's and Rescue Squad Workers' Pension Fund (currently, this 45% is credited to the General Fund). Effective July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Hartsell.GS 105
S 32 (2013-2014) PERIODIC REVIEW AND EXPIRATION OF RULES. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PERIODIC REVIEW AND EXPIRATION OF RULES.

Amends GS 150B-21.2(c) to provide that readopting a rule to keep the rule from expiring, without making changes to the existing rule, exempts the notice of the proposed text of a rule from having to include the text of the proposed rule.

Enacts new GS 150B-21.3A to set the expiration dates for permanent rules except those readopted under GS 150B-21.2 and approved by the Rules Review Commission (Commission) under the provisions of GS Chapter 150B, Article 2A, Part 3. Directs the Commission to set a timeline for submitting rules subject to expiration after consulting with the adopting agency. Requires the Codifier of Rules to provide annual notice to agencies as to the rules that will expire within the next two years.

Intro. by Hartsell.GS 150B
S 33 (2013-2014) USE OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS BY LIC. BDS. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING BOARDS CONSIDER CERTAIN FACTORS BEFORE DENYING LICENSES TO APPLICANTS WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

Enacts new GS 93B-8.1 as the title indicates. Provides definitions for the following terms as they apply in this section: (1) applicant, (2) board, (3) criminal history records, and (4) licensee.

Prohibits an occupational licensing board (board), as defined in GS 93B-1, from automatically denying licensure because of an applicant's criminal record, unless the law governing the particular licensing board provides otherwise. Identifies factors that a board authorized to deny a license to an applicant based on an applicant's criminal record must consider in determining whether to deny a license to an applicant.

Authorizes a board to deny a license to an applicant who refuses to consent to a criminal history check or the use of fingerprints or other identifying information required by the State or National Repositories of Criminal Histories.

Intro. by Hartsell.GS 93B
S 34 (2013-2014) ELIMINATE OBSOLETE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ELIMINATE OBSOLETE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

Repeals Part 20 of GS Chapter 143B, Article 10, to eliminate the Small Business Contractor Act and the Small Business Contractor Authority.

Terminates the Committee on Dropout Prevention as of July 1, 2013.

Eliminates the State Education Commission established in GS Chapter 143, Article 26. Repeals GS 116C-2 and makes a conforming change to GS 116C-1.

Terminates the National Heritage Area Designation Commission as of July 1, 2013.

Repeals Part 24 of GS Chapter 143B, Article 9, to eliminate the Governor's Management Council.

Repeals GS 90-171.7 to eliminate the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Center for Nursing.

Amends GS 143B-711 to eliminate the Board of Correction. Makes a conforming change, repealing GS 143B-715 (designating duties and responsibilities of the Board of Correction).

Encourages the Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court to abolish the NC Actual Innocence Commission.

Intro. by Hartsell.GS 90, GS 116C, GS 143B
S 35 (2013-2014) HONOR ED JONES. Filed Jan 31 2013, A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF EDWARD "ED" WALTER JONES, FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Identical to H 46, filed 1/31/13.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Bryant, Davis, Jenkins.JOINT RES
S 36 (2013-2014) APA TECHNICAL/CLARIFYING CHGES. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE CERTAIN TECHNICAL, CLARIFYING, AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

Amends GS 150B-21.2(c) and GS 150B-45(a) as the title indicates.

Amends GS 150B-21.7 to clarify that a rule remains in effect until the agency with authority over the rule amends or repeals it when (1) a law that authorizes an agency to adopt a rule is repealed and (2) another law gives the same or another agency substantially the same authority to adopt a rule. Structurally reorganizes the provisions into subsections (a), (b), and (c) and makes conforming changes. Removes requirement that the Director of Fiscal Research must notify the Codifier of Rules when a rule is repealed, and instead requires the adopting agency to so notify.

Deletes the ten-day deadline for the Codifier to submit revisions for the form of a rule.

Intro. by Hartsell.GS 150B
S 37 (2013-2014) PED STUDY OCC. LIC BD. AGENCY. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO DIRECT THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION TO STUDY THE STRUCTURE, ORGANIZATION, AND OPERATION OF THE VARIOUS INDEPENDENT OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING BOARDS AND TO CONSIDER THE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING A SINGLE STATE AGENCY TO OVERSEE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE BOARDS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

As title indicates. Provides that the study is to be included in the 2013-14 Work Plan for the Program Evaluation Division (PED). Defines occupational licensing board  to have the same meaning as the term as defined in GS 93B-1. Mandates the content to be included in the study. Requires the PED to submit its findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee (JLPEOC) and the Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee on a date as designated by the JLPEOC.

Intro. by Hartsell.STUDY
S 38 (2013-2014) AMEND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS 2014 (NEW). Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAWS.

Identical to H 15, filed 1/30/13.

Amends GS 20-125(b) to add vehicles owned or operated by the Division of Parks and Recreation or the NC Forest Service to the list of state vehicles that must display special lights or other emergency indicators. Makes other clarifying changes. Makes technical and conforming changes to GS 20-130.1. Amends GS 20-145 to provide that the speed limit does not apply to Division of Marine Fisheries, Division of Parks and Recreation, or NC Forest Service vehicles responding to an emergency or in pursuit. Amends GS 20-156(b) to require drivers to yield the right-of-way, and amends GS 20-157(a) to require drivers to move over for these vehicles. Effective October 1, 2013.

Directs the Department of Public Safety to study methods allowing inmates to contribute to cleanup efforts during states of emergency, and to report by October 1, 2013, to specified committees.

Intro. by Jackson.STUDY, GS 20
S 39 (2013-2014) RESTORE PARTISAN JUDICIAL ELECTIONS. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO RESTORE PARTISAN JUDICIAL ELECTIONS.

Repeals Subchapter X (Article 25) of GS Chapter 163 (providing for the nomination and election of appellate, superior, and district court judges). Makes conforming changes to GS 163-107(a) (to add justices and judges to those required to pay a filing fee to the board of elections) and to GS 163-107.1(c) (to add petition requirements for judges of the superior and district courts). Amends GS 163-106(c) to add justices of the supreme court, judges of the court of appeals, judges of the superior courts, and judges of the district courts to the list of offices for which candidates seeking party primary nominations must file notice of candidacy as indicated. Makes a conforming change to GS 163-106(f). Enacts new GS 163-106.1 to require candidates and nominees for superior court judge to reside in the district at the time of election or nomination. Amends GS 163-107.1(b), which allows a potential candidate to obtain petition signatures in lieu of paying a filing fee, to require signatures by 10% of the registered voters of the election area for the office of superior court or district court judge. Amends GS 163-106(d) to provide that in any primary with two or more vacancies for associate justices for the Supreme Court, two or more vacancies for the Court of Appeals, two or more vacancies for district court judge, or for a specialized district judgeship, each candidate must designate, in writing, the applicable vacancy when filing notice of candidacy.

Amends GS 163-111(c)(1) to add justices and judges to the list of offices entitled to demand a second primary. Amends GS 163-114 to add (1) judges of district court, (2) judges of superior court in a single-county judicial district where the district is the whole county or part of the county, and (3) judges of superior court in a multi-county judicial district, and corresponding instructions for each category, to the list of offices for purposes of filling a vacancy after a primary and before a general election. Authorizes only the county convention delegates or county executive committee members who reside in the area of the county within the relevant multi-county district to vote for the county's representatives for the judicial district executive committee in a county that is partly in a multi-county judicial district. Makes additional conforming changes to the following statutes: GS 138A-22(d), GS 163-22.3, GS 163-82.10B, GS 163-165.5(3), GS 163-278.100(1), GS 163-278.110(1), GS 163-1(b), and GS 163-123(g). Repeals GS 163-122(c). Makes conforming changes to GS 163-278.64(c) (concerning State Board of Elections certification of candidates). Repeals GS 163-278.64A (special participation provisions for candidates in vacancy elections).

Repeals Article 22D (Public Campaign Financing Fund) in GS Chapter 163. Amends GS 105-159.2(b), removing the provision that requires the Department of Revenue to notify taxpayers that the $3 check-off supports a nonpartisan court system. Makes a conforming change to GS 84-34, deleting the $50 fee for active NC State Bar members designated for the Public Campaign Financing Fund. Effective July 1, 2013, states that any unexpended funds will be refunded pro rata. Makes conforming changes. Effective with respect to primaries and elections held on or after January 1, 2014.  

Intro. by Tillman, Goolsby.GS 105, GS 84, GS 138A, GS 163
S 40 (2013-2014) HONOR CONWAY'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY. Filed Jan 31 2013, A SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING THE FOUNDERS OF THE TOWN OF CONWAY.

Substantively identical to H 47, filed 1/31/13.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Jenkins.SENATE RES
S 41 (2013-2014) HONOR BOY SCOUTS. Filed Jan 31 2013, A SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.

As title indicates. 

Intro. by Daniel, Hunt, Soucek.SENATE RES
S 42 (2013-2014) CONFIDENTIALITY OF UC INFORMATION (NEW). Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION RECORDS.

As title indicates. Adds "charter school" to the definition of governmental unit in GS 160A-274, which concerns the sale, lease, or transfer of property interests between governmental units. Makes conforming changes to GS 160A-280(b) and GS 115C-238.29H(a1).

Intro. by Daniel, Tillman, Tucker.GS 115C, GS 160A

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LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 33 (2013-2014) CLEVELAND/POLK/RUTHERFORD TRAPPING REPEAL. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REPEAL THE LAW PROHIBITING THE SETTING OF STEEL TRAPS ON CERTAIN RENTED OR LEASED LAND IN CLEVELAND, POLK, AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Whitmire, Hager, T. Moore, Hastings.Cleveland, Polk, Rutherford
H 37 (2013-2014) CLEVELAND CO. PROPERTY TRANSFER. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING CLEVELAND COUNTY TO CONVEY CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY BY GIFT, PRIVATE SALE, OR LONG-TERM LEASE.

As title indicates, authorizes Cleveland County to convey described property to Pinnacle Classical Academy to operate a public school, including a charter school. Permits the county to include a reversionary clause in the conveyance document.

Intro. by T. Moore, Hastings.Cleveland

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ACTIONS ON BILLS
NOTES 1. Digests appearing under “Summaries of Bills Filed” are for bills stamped with today’s filing date.
  2. Amendments and committee substitutes adopted today are summarized following the chamber action.
  3. Subscribers can find the digest of every version of each bill online at lrs.sog.unc.edu.
  4. The dates on which previous amendments or committee substitutes were adopted are listed below bill numbers.
  5. The action "Cal Pursuant Rule 36b" indicates that the bill has been reported by committee and is awaiting calendaring.
  6. Enacted bills are indicated by #, failed bills by *. Actions that change a bill are indicated by HA or SA.

Actions on Bills: 2013-01-31

PUBLIC BILLS

H 2: HONOR REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM L. WAINWRIGHT.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Cal Pursuant 32(a)
    House: Placed On Cal For 01/31/2013
    House: Adopted

H 3: HONOR REPRESENTATIVE LARRY R. BROWN.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Cal Pursuant 32(a)
    House: Placed On Cal For 01/31/2013
    House: Adopted

H 4: UI FUND SOLVENCY & PROGRAM CHANGES.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Finance
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 02/04/2013

H 5: TEMPORARY FUNDING/GROUP HOMES & SCUs (NEW).

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Appropriations
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 01/31/2013
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Rec From House

H 6: NC RIGHT TO WORK/SECRET BALLOT AMENDMENTS.

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

H 7: EUGENICS COMPENSATION PROGRAM.

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

H 8: EMINENT DOMAIN.

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

H 9: SPEAKER/PRO TEM TERM LIMITS.

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

H 10: REMOVE ROUTE RESTRICTION FOR NC 540 LOOP.

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

H 11: SPECIAL ELECTION DATES.

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

H 12: INCREASE RETIREMENT AGE FOR JUDGES.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Judiciary Subcommittee A , if favorable, Elections

H 13: STATE AGENCY PROPERTY USE/BIENNIAL REPORT.

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

H 14: REV LAWS TECHNICAL, CLARIFYING, & ADMIN. CHG.

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

H 15: VARIOUS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CHANGES.

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

H 16: NO N.C. EXCHANGE/NO MEDICAID EXPANSION.

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

H 17: GUN PERMITS/CONFIDENTIALITY (NEW).

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

H 18: YOUTH SKIN CANCER PREVENTION ACT.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Health and Human Services

H 19: RESPECT OUR FALLEN HEROES.

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

H 20: JT SESSION/STATE BD OF ED CONFIRMATION.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 01/31/2013
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Rec From House

H 21: JOINT SESSION/STATE BD OF ED CONFIRMATION.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House, if favorable, Education
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Education

H 22: AUTHORIZE VARIOUS SPECIAL PLATES.

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

H 23: DIGITAL LEARNING COMPETENCIES/SCHOOL EMP'EES.

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

H 24: DV ABUSER TREATMENT PROGRAM/AMENDMENTS (NEW).

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

H 25: AMEND FELONY BREAKING OR ENTERING.

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

H 26: STRENGTHEN LAWS/VEHICLE THEFT.

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

H 27: ESCHEAT SAVINGS BOND TRUST FUND/SCHOLARSHIPS.

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

H 29: METHAMPHETAMINE/OFFENSE/PENALTIES.

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

H 31: AMEND HABITUAL DWI.

    House: Filed

H 32: INCREASE YEAR'S ALLOWANCE.

    House: Filed

H 34: CLARIFY INDECENT EXPOSURE LAW.

    House: Filed

H 35: LIMIT STATE FACILITIES FINANCE ACT DEBT (NEW).

    House: Filed

H 36: HONOR JOE HEGE.

    House: Filed

H 38: REPEAL SECOND PRIMARIES.

    House: Filed

H 39: WESTERN CRIME LAB FUNDS.

    House: Filed

H 40: AMEND HABITUAL DWI.

    House: Filed

H 41: 0.00 ALCOHOL RESTRICTION - ALL DWI.

    House: Filed

H 42: NEW JUDGE/ADA WAKE COUNTY.

    House: Filed

H 43: IGNITION INTERLOCK - ALL DWI.

    House: Filed

H 44: TRANSITION TO DIGITAL LEARNING IN SCHOOLS.

    House: Filed

H 45: INTERNET ACCESS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

    House: Filed

H 46: HONOR ED JONES.

    House: Filed

H 47: HONOR CONWAY'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY.

    House: Filed

H 48: OPERATION OF MOPEDS.

    House: Filed

H 49: FIREARM IN LOCKED MOTOR VEHICLE/PARKING LOT.

    House: Filed

H 50: HONOR DON EAST.

    House: Filed

H 51: INCREASE ACCESS TO CAREER/TECHNICAL ED.

    House: Filed

H 52: HONOR BOY SCOUTS.

    House: Filed

H 53: NC RIGHT TO WORK/SECRET BALLOT AMENDMENTS.

    House: Filed

H 54: 2013 PERMANENT HOUSE RULES.

    House: Filed

H 55: REFORM WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

    House: Filed

H 56: AMEND STATE CONTRACT REVIEW LAWS.

    House: Filed

H 57: CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM SOLVENCY AND SUPPORT.

    House: Filed

H 58: NONPROFIT GRANTS/INCREASE ACCOUNTABILITY.

    House: Filed

H 59: ELIMINATE SAFETY INSP./EMISSION INSP. REQ.

    House: Filed

H 60: TRANSFER OF INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER PROPERTY.

    House: Filed

H 61: REFORM OVERSIGHT OF STATE-OWNED VEHICLES.

    House: Filed

S 3: JMAC MODIFICATIONS (NEW).

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Appropriations/Base Budget

S 4: NO N.C. EXCHANGE/NO MEDICAID EXPANSION.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Insurance
    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 5: REV LAWS TECHNICAL, CLARIFYING, & ADMIN. CHG.

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

S 6: UI FUND CHANGES (NEW)

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

S 7: HONOR DON EAST.

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

S 8: INCREASE FINE FOR VEHICLE REMOVAL.

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

S 9: UTILITIES/DESIGN/SURVEY LOCATION SERVICES.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Commerce

S 10: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION AND EFFICIENCY ACT (NEW).

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

S 11: ESTABLISH ORGAN DONATION MONTH.

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

S 12: APPOINT SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.

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

S 13: PROPANE GAS TAX EQUALIZATION ACT.

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

S 14: INCREASE ACCESS TO CAREER/TECHNICAL ED.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Education/Higher Education

S 15: HONOR JEAN PRESTON.

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

S 16: REVOKE LICENSE FOR PASSING STOPPED SCHOOL BUS.

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

S 17: CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS/VALIDITY.

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

S 18: AMEND LOCKSMITH LICENSE ACT/RAISE FEE CEILING.

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

S 19: BLDG. CONTRACTS/LOCAL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Commerce

S 20: GOOD SAMARITAN LAW/NALOXONE ACCESS.

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

S 21: PERMANENT LICENSE PLATES FOR CHURCHES.

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

S 23: TOBACCO FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGES.

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

S 24: CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION LANDFILL SITING.

    Senate: Filed

S 25: HUNTING & FISHING/ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY.

    Senate: Filed

S 26: HONOR DONALD WILLIAM BINGHAM.

    Senate: Filed

S 27: PUBLIC SCHOOL PROTECTION/FIREARM AMENDMENTS.

    Senate: Filed

S 28: GUN PERMIT INFORMATION/NO PUBLICATION.

    Senate: Filed

S 29: NC RAILROAD COMPANY REPORTING AND DIVIDENDS.

    Senate: Filed

S 30: TRANSFER OF INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER PROPERTY.

    Senate: Filed

S 31: WORKERS' COMP FUND/SAFETY WORKERS ALLOCATION.

    Senate: Filed

S 32: PERIODIC REVIEW AND EXPIRATION OF RULES.

    Senate: Filed

S 33: USE OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS BY LIC. BDS.

    Senate: Filed

S 34: ELIMINATE OBSOLETE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

    Senate: Filed

S 35: HONOR ED JONES.

    Senate: Filed

S 36: APA TECHNICAL/CLARIFYING CHGES.

    Senate: Filed

S 37: PED STUDY OCC. LIC BD. AGENCY.

    Senate: Filed

S 38: AMEND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS 2014 (NEW).

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Filed

S 39: RESTORE PARTISAN JUDICIAL ELECTIONS.

    Senate: Filed

S 40: HONOR CONWAY'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY.

    Senate: Filed

S 41: HONOR BOY SCOUTS.

    Senate: Filed

S 42: CONFIDENTIALITY OF UC INFORMATION (NEW).

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Filed

Actions on Bills: 2013-01-31

LOCAL BILLS

H 28: HENDERSON COUNTY FIRE DISTRICTS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Government, if favorable, Finance

H 33: CLEVELAND/POLK/RUTHERFORD TRAPPING REPEAL.

    House: Filed

H 37: CLEVELAND CO. PROPERTY TRANSFER.

    House: Filed

S 22: 33RD SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

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

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