Amends GS 20-84(b) as the title indicates.
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|Intro. by Jones, Holloway, Conrad, Hardister.||GS 20|
Enacts new GS 143B-437.014 to define an opportunity advancement zone as an area (1) that contains one or more contiguous census tracts, block groups, or both and (2) where each tract or block group meets one of the specified household income and unemployment rate measures. Sets a limit of 5% of the total area of the county on the portion of a county included in one or more opportunity advancement zones. Directs the Department of Commerce to annually publish a list of all opportunity advancement zones. Enacts new subsection (k) to GS 143B-437.08 to designate an opportunity advancement zone in a development tier one county as development tier one. Designates a zone located in a county without development tier one designation as the next lower development tier. Amends several provisions in Article 3J (tax credits for growing businesses) of GS Chapter 105 to add opportunity advancement zones, and treats the zones as development tier one areas. Effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013.
As title indicates. Provides that North Carolina will offer the NC Health Plan for all state residents on January 1, 2017, as an alternative to a health insurance benefit exchange. Directs the Department of Insurance and the Department of Health and Human Services to study related issues and report on statutory changes necessary for the Health Plan by March 1, 2014. Sets out provisions related to the Health Plan, including benefits, cost-sharing, enrollment, reimbursement, and other administrative details. Prohibits charging co-payments or deductibles for the first two years of the Plan and limits later deductibles to $250 per individual or $500 per family. Prohibits charging co-payments or deductibles for preventive care. Provides that the Health Plan will be funded by a stable funding stream and by all state taxpayers based on ability to pay.
|Intro. by Brandon.||STUDY|
Appropriates $90,925 in 2013-14 and $90,925 in 2014-15 to the Judicial Department to restore funding for the Creedmoor magistrates' office in Granville County. Amends GS 7A-133(c) to increase from 5 to 7 the number of magistrate positions in Granville County. Effective July 1, 2013.
Appropriates $402,000 in 2013-14 and $402,000 in 2014-15 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Rural Health and Community Care, to be allocated to the Warren County Free Clinic to provide free health care to uninsured residents in Warren and Vance counties. Effective July 1, 2013.
|Intro. by Baskerville.||APPROP|
Amends GS 150B-21.2(c) to provide that readopting a rule to keep the rule from expiring, without making substantive 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 Murry, Moffitt, Samuelson, Bryan.||GS 150B|
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Senatecommittee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Rewrites the title as AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE GOVERNMENT REDUCTION AND EFFICIENCY ACT OF 2013.
Elimination of Certain State Boards and Commissions
Repeals the Dietetics/Nutrition Practice Act, including the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition, the state licensing board for dieticians and nutritionists. Makes conforming changes repealing GS 90-18(c)(15) and amending GS 143B-216.60. Effective March 31, 2013.
Repeals the Lottery Oversight Commission (GS 18C-172) and makes a conforming change to GS 18C-115.
Deletes the effective date of July 1, 2013, for the repeal of the Committee on Dropout Prevention making therepeal effective when this act becomes law.
Makes conforming change regarding the repeal of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Center for Nursing, deleting GS 90-171.72 (regarding state support for the Center for Nursing).
Eliminates the North Carolina Agency for Public Telecommunications and its governing board, the Board of Public Telecommunications Commissioners.
Repeals the Board of Directors of the Certifications Entity for the Phase II Settlement Funds which had oversight over the certification entity that coordinated payments to tobacco producers and allotment holders under the 1999 Phase II Settlement Agreement.
Repeals the session laws establishing the following commissions: (1) Public Funding of Council of State Elections Commission, (2) Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change, and (3) Arts Education Commission.
Reorganization of Various Boards and Commissions
Reorganizes or modifies the compositionand/or membership terms, and/or appointment authority forthe following boards and commissions: (1) Coastal Resources Commission, (2) Coastal Resources Advisory Board, (3) Environmental Management Commission, (4) Industrial Commission [effective April 15, 2013], (5) Wildlife Resources Commission, and the (6) North Carolina Turnpike Authority.
Ends the terms ofall the current members of the North CarolinaUtilities Commissionwhen this act becomes law and provides for staggered six-year terms withspecified termsfor the newly appointed Commissioners.Effective July 1, 2013, amends GS 7A-45.1to eliminate all special judges' seats authorized under this statute except for three seatsdesignated as of January 1, 2013, as business court judges.Modifies the composition of the State Board of Elections (Board), amending GS 163-19 to provide that no person may serve on the Board more than three four-year terms and to terminate the term of any person currently serving on the Board who has served more than three four-year terms on the effective date of this provision. Also amends provisions for filling vacancies that occur on the Board during the period when a Governor takes office after election andending on April 30 of that year as follows: provides that if(1) the Governor is of a different political party than the preceding Governor and (2) the vacating Board member is not from the same political party as the new Governor, then the Governor is to fill that first vacancy from a list of three nominees submitted by the state party chair of each political party thatcan demonstrate that it hasregistered voters.
Amends GS 115C-11(a) to designate that the Governor appoint the chair of the State Board of Education (SBE)from the SBE membership to serve at the pleasure of the Governor (was, the SBE elected a chair from its membership).
Ends the terms of all members serving on the North Carolina State Lottery Commission asof January 1, 2013, effective on the date that this act becomes law. Provides for two-year terms (was, five-year). Provides for appointment of five members by the Governor and two members appointed by the Senate upon the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and two members appointed by the House of Representatives upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House.
Repeals the Charter School Advisory Committee of the State Board of Education.
Additional Governmental Efficiencies
Amends GS 20-196.3 to provide that the following may have supervisory authority over sworn members of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol: the Governor, the Secretary of Public Safety, or a person certified as a law enforcement officer under the provisions of GS Chapter 17C (the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission).
Except as otherwise noted, this act is effective when it becomes law. Provides that holding any provision of the act or the application of the act to be invalid does not affect the other provisionsor application of the act. Also provides criteria regarding achieving the membership totals under this act. Directs the appointing authorities to determine by July 1, 2013, which terms to eliminate in order to achieve the membership totals under this act.
|Intro. by Apodaca, Hunt, Rabon.||GS 115C, GS 7A, GS 18C, GS 20, GS 62, GS 90, GS 97, GS 113A, GS 116C, GS 120, GS 136, GS 143, GS 143B, GS 163|
Amends GS 7A-341 as the title indicates. Amends GS 135-53(9) to provide that the term judge applies to the administrative officer of the courts (AOC)if the AOC chooses to participate in the Consolidated Judicial Retirement System under GS 7A-341.
Effective July 1, 2013, and applies to appointees as Director of the AOC on or after that date.
Under current law, military discharge documents are a public record; however, the discharge documents are exempt from public inspection except as specifically permitted in GS 47-113.2(b), which defines terms as used in this statute.
Extends the exception to permit public inspection of the discharge documents to also apply to subsection (m) of GS 47-113.2, which provides that subsection (e) does not apply to images of military discharge documents that have been on file for over 80 years (was, 50 years).
Under current law GS47-113.2(e) specifies prohibitions against making availablea copy of military discharge documents or any information from those documents available after the effective date of this section other than under the exemptions in subsections (b) or (h) of the statute. Under current law, subsection (h) deals with the adoption of request forms to implement the provisions of this statute.
Provides that the act is effective when it becomes law and that it applies to the release of discharge documents after the effective date and to the release of any other information from those documents after that date.
|Intro. by Bingham.||GS 47|
Amends Section 6A.7A(g) (provisions related to the Enterprise-Level Business Intelligence Initiative) of SL 2012-142 to provide as title indicates. Specifies the agencies that must release information.
|Intro. by Brown.||UNCODIFIED|
Enacts new subsection (c) to GS 1-339.31 (concerning public sales) to require the commissioner or trustee in the case of foreclosure of any deed of trust or mortgage to, within 60 days after filing the required report, record in the applicable register of deeds office a notice of foreclosure. Makes a corresponding change to GS 1-339.40 (concerning private sales). Amends GS 45-38 to clarify that a trustee or mortgagee in the case of a foreclosure of a deed of trust or mortgage (or attorney) must, within 60 days after filing the required final report of a sale of real property, record notice of foreclosure as indicated. Applies to any foreclosure of a deed of trust or mortgage occurring on or after October 1, 2013.
Enacts new GS 143-215.73F to establish the Shallow Draft Inlet Dredging Fund (Fund) as a special revenue fund. Specifies that revenue in the Fund may only be used on any dredging project designed to keep a shallow draft inlet located in North Carolina waters navigable and safe. Requires that projects funded from the Fund be cost shared with non-state money on a one-to-one basis. Enacts new subsection (a1) to GS 75A-5 to set out a schedule of fees based on vessel length for certificates of number for one-year periods and for three-year periods (previously, fee was $15 for one-year period and $40 for three-year period). Amends GS 75A-3(c) to direct the Wildlife Resources Commission (Commission) to transfer on a quarterly basis at least 50% of each one-year certificate of number fee and at least 50% of each three-year certificate of number fee collected under GS 75A-5 to the Fund. Amends GS 75A-38, directing the Commission to charge a fee of $30 (was, $20) to issue a new or transfer certificate of title under the vessel titling act. Directs the Commission to transfer on a quarterly basis at least $10 of this fee to the Fund.
Amends GS 75A-7 to remove the exemption from numbering requirements on vessels with a valid marine document issued by the Customs Bureau. Amends GS 75A-34 to clarify that a vessel must be titled in North Carolina if the vessel's documentation with the US Coast Guard has expired or been deleted.
Effective July 1, 2013.
As the title indicates.
Amends GS 115C-47 to add a new subdivision (61) toencouragelocal boards of education to provide an armed security guard at all elementary, middle, and high schools. Allows a local board to hire a person meeting the qualifications under this proposed subdivision at the board's discretion. Requires that the armed security guard meet requirements set by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission (Commission) for state law enforcement officers. Requires all applicants, other than certified law enforcement officers, to successfully complete an approvedfirearms safety and training course before working as an armed security guard at a school. Makes conforming changes to various statutes to allow charter schools, regional schools, and nonpublic schools to provide armed security guards at the school.
Amends GS 17E-4(a) to provide that the powers and duties of the Commission include developing a firearms safety and training course for the county sheriff's office to administer under proposed GS 115C-47(61). Declares that the course must include a focus on the actual firing of firearms in a crisis situation where unarmed bystanders are involved.
Amends GS 14-269.2 to add a definition for the term armed security guard consistent with proposed subdivision (61) of GS 115C-47.
Makes additional conforming changes to waive certain concealed carry permit requirements and other provisions regarding the presence of firearms on educational property.
Effective December 1, 2013.
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As title indicates, creates a foster care ombudsman pilot program in Gaston County to establish a process for specified parties to resolve issues related to foster children. Directs the board of commissioners to appoint the ombudsman, who will have access to social services records in the county. Details the ombudsman's duties, including the responsibility to investigate complaints and the power to initiate investigations. Sets the pilot program to expire on July 1, 2015.
Amends GS 105-521 (transactional local government hold harmless for repealed reimbursements) to provide as title indicates. Applies to Vance, Warren, and Granville counties only.
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Identical to H 37, filed 1/31/13.
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 Daniel.||Cleveland|
|Intro. by Tucker.||Union|
As the title indicates. Applies only to the town of Wallace.
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