The amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Establishes that the amount of temporary financial assistance payments will not exceed $694 per month for group home residents that become ineligible for Medicaid-covered PCS on or after January 1, 2013 (was, after an independent assessment conducted prior to December 31, 2012) due to changes in specified PCS eligibility criteria.
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|Intro. by Dollar, Burr.||UNCODIFIED|
Prohibits the issuance of driver's licenses by the Division of Motor Vehicles to those applicants who are legally present in North Carolina through the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative.
Effective upon enactment with an expiration date of June 15, 2013.
|Intro. by Brody, J. Bell, Lambeth, Millis.||UNCODIFIED|
Adds a new section to the Campus Police Act (GS Chapter 75G) governing custody and disclosure of records maintained by campus police agencies of institutions of higher education certified under the Act. New GS 74G-5a specifies that each such certified agency is the legal custodian of its records and that the records maintained by private, nonprofit institutions are not public records under the state's Public Records Law. Specifies further that certain information maintained by certified campus police agencies is to be available for public inspection: (a) time, date, location, and nature of a violation of law reported to the agency; (b) name, sex, age, address, employment, and alleged violation of a person arrested, charged, or indicted; (c) circumstances surrounding an arrest, including time and place, resistance, weapons, or pursuit; (d) contents of emergency calls, not including the voice and certain identifying information of the caller; (e) contents of communications between employees of the agency broadcast over the public airways; (f) name, sex, age, and address of a complaining witness; and (g) the agency's daily log of crimes. Release of this information is subject to restrictions found in the federal Cleary Campus Crime Act and the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Copies of this information are to be made available upon payment of the actual costs of copying. Information concerning a complaining witness may be withheld if disclosure could endanger the witness or materially compromise the criminal investigation. Such withholding may be challenged in superior court. An agency may seek a court order permitting nondisclosure if disclosure would jeopardize the prosecution of the matter or the ability of the defendant to provide a proper defense. Provides that information that would not be required to be disclosed under GS Chapter 15A (the Criminal Procedure Act) need not be disclosed and that information that would identify a confidential informant need not be disclosed.
|Intro. by Daughtry.||GS 74G|
Enacts new GS 105-151.33A creating an income tax credit of $1,250 for parents of dependent children who are enrolled in home schools meeting the requirements of GS 115C-564. Child must be enrolled in the home school for more than 70 days in the first six months or the second six months of the taxable year. Child is disqualified if the child spent any time during the appropriate six months enrolled in a public school or enrolled in postsecondary education taking at least 12 hours of academic credit, was 22 or older for the entire six month period, or graduated from high school during the six month period. Specifies information parent must provide to qualify for the credit. Requires the Department of Revenue to report by October 1, 2015, to the Revenue Laws Study Committee and the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on the administration of the new credit. Credit is effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and applies to home schooling beginning on or after July 1, 2013.
|Intro. by Pittman.||GS 105|
Amends GS 115C-81 (Basic Education Program) by providing that the instruction of cursive writing and the memorization of multiplication tables are required in public schools, as part of the Basic Education Program.
Effective when the act becomes law and applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.
|Intro. by Hurley, Warren.||GS 115C|
Rewrites GS 7B-909 to clarify that a a review of a department's or agency's plan for a juvenile must be scheduled for a hearing in a court session whenever either of the the described actions in subsections (a)(1) or (a)(2) have occurred. Amends subsection (a)(1) to provide that the need for review of a plan for placement is triggered when the parental rights of a non-surrendering parent are not being terminated and the non-surrendering parent's consent or relinquishment necessary for the adoption of the juvenile cannot be obtained, in addition to the existing condition that the termination proceedings have not been instituted against the non-surrendering parent within six months of surrender by the other parent. Amends subsection (a)(2) to clarify that a need for review of a placement plan is also triggered when both parents have surrendered a juvenile for adoption under GS Chapter 48, Article 3, Part 7, and there is no final decree of adoption within six months from the date of the most recent parental surrender. Enacts new subsection (b1) authorizing the court to void a relinquishment for adoption signed by the surrendering parent pursuant tonew GS 48-3-707(a)(4) when the court finds that no steps are being taken to terminate the right of the other parent from whom consent or relinquishment has not been obtained. Provides additional criteria regarding notice to the relinquishing parent whose rights will be restored. Provides that additional reviews are not required after a relinquishment is voided under new subsection (b1) andexempts a review hearing under subsection (b1) from being conducted under GS 7B-908.
Amends GS 48-2-204 to provide guidelines regarding the death of a stepparent seeking to adopt a juvenile prior to the entry of a final decree. Makes additional clarifying changes.
Amends GS 48-2-207 to provide that its provisions regarding notice and response time apply to an individual who is described in GS 49-3-601 (person whose consent to adoption is required) or entitled to notice under GS 48-2-401.
Makes technical and conforming changes to GS 48-2-302.
Amends GS 48-2-305by deletingthe requirement that the listed documents must be filed at the time the petition for adoption is filed. Instead provides that any of the specified documents that are available to the petitioner at the time that the petition is filed must be filed with the petition andthat any document unavailable at the time the petition is filed is to be filed when the document becomes available. Provides that the petitioner must file or cause to be filed (1) a copy of any required pre-placement assessment certified by the preparing agency (was, and any required certificate of service), or (2) an affidavit from the petitioner stating why the assessment is not available. Expands the list of documents required to be filed to include a certificate as required by GS 48-3-307(c) and a certified copy of any conviction of a crime as specified under GS 48-3-603(a)(9)establishing that an individual's consent to adoption is not required.
Amends GS 48-2-401(c)(3) to require that notice of filing of an adoption petition must be supplied to a man whose consent to the adoption is not required under GS 48-3-603(a)(9), because of his conviction for a specified crime.
Amends GS 48-3-603(a) to include a person convicted under GS 14-27.2A (rape of a child) and whose actions resulted in the conception ofthe child to be adopted, as a person whose consent to an adoption is not required. Makes additional technical changes and corrections.
Amends GS 48-3-605(c) to provide that a person executing a consent document must be given an original or a copy of the fully executed consent (was, individual received or was offered a copy). Makes additional technical changes and corrections.
Amends GS 48-3-702 to add provisions governing the procedures for executing a relinquishment. Makes conforming changes,technical changes, and corrections to GS 48-3-603, GS 48-3-606,and GS 48-3-703.
Amends GS 48-3-707(a) to provide for the court-ordered voiding of a relinquishment upon the motion of a county department of social services or licensed child-placing agency, in specified circumstances.
Amends GS 50-13.1(a) to provide that a person convicted under GS 14-27.2A and whose actions resulted in the conception of a child cannot claim the right to custody of that minor child.
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GS 14-208.16(a) prohibits a registered sex offender from knowingly residing within 1,000 feet of any public or nonpublic school or childcare center. This bill amends the subsection to clarify thatit applies to any registrant who did not establish his or her residence prior to August 16, 2006.
|Intro. by Meredith.||GS 14|
Enacts new GS 14-34.10 making it a Class E felony to willfully or wantonly discharge or attempt to discharge a firearm within any building, structure, motor vehicle, or other conveyance or enclosure with the intent to do harm or incite fear. Effective December 1, 2013, and applies to offenses committed then and later.
|Intro. by Brunstetter.||GS 14|
Adds new GS 132-9(a1) to the Public Records Law making it a Class 3 misdemeanor to deny access to public records or prevent copying of them. Enacts new GS 143-318.18A making violations of the Open Meetings Act a Class 3 misdemeanor. Effective December 1, 2013.
Amends GS 113-291.6(b), which sets the requirements for lawful steel-jaw, leghold, or conibear traps. Current requirements include a weather-resistent tag that gives the trapper's name and address. This bill would provide that, as an alternative, the tag could include the trapper's identification number as issued by the Wildlife Resources Commission. Effective October 1, 2013.
|Intro. by Meredith.||GS 113|
Establishes the Study Commission on Regionalization Conformity (SCRC) as well as seven geographical uniform administrative regions across the state, in which agency regional offices and services will be consolidated to create a one-stop source for citizens and businesses seeking services. Each county in the state will be assigned to a region.
Requires the following entities to conduct a self-study of how their processes and programs can most efficiently and economically be aligned with those of the other entities listed: (1) Department of Transportation (DOT), (2) Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), (3) Western North Carolina Regional Economic Commission, (4) North Carolina's Northeast Commission, (5) Southeastern North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission, (6) North Carolina's Eastern Region Development Commission, (7) Charlotte Regional Partnership, Inc., (8) Piedmont Triad Regional Partnership, and (9) Research Triangle Partnership. Study results must be reported to the SCRC no later than September 1, 2013.
Establishes the eight-member SCRC, with four Senators appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and four Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House. The SCRC will meet at the call of the appointed cochairs. SCRC members will receive per diem, subsistence, and travel allowances.
The duties of the SCRC will be to study and develop recommendations to implement the alignment of services and resources in the geographical uniform administrative regions and the regional divisions of the DOT and DENR. These recommendations must include (1) a suitable location, within each region, for a shared regional office; (2) a plan for shared regional facilities, staff, equipment, and support services, as well as a cost/savings analysis; (3) a plan for cross-training frontline and customer service staff; (4) a list of the services and programs of each entity that can be consolidated at the regional office; (5) a plan to enhance communication between the enitities; (6) the possibility of shared or cross-linked websites; (7) a plan for requiring local commerce entities to leverage private funding; (8) a proposed implementation timeline of each recommendation; and (9) other state entities with regional offices that should be aligned with the geographical uniform divisions. Requires the SCRC to study opportunities for those seeking services from the entities and whether or not there are activities performed by the entities that could be more efficient over the Internet or by other means.
Requires the SCRC to report the results of its study to the General Assembly. An interim report must be filed with the 2014 Regular Session of the 2013 General Assembly, with the final report being filed with the 2015 Regular Session of the 2015 General Assembly.
The SCRC will terminate on July 1, 2015, or upon the filing of its final report, whichever occurs first.
|Intro. by Brown.||UNCODIFIED|
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Amends local act that has previously allowed towns of Beech Mountain, Cramerton, North Topsail Beach, Seven Devils, and Conover to regulate, by ordinance, the operation of utility vehicles on public strees to extend that authority to the city of Lowell.
|Intro. by Torbett.||Gaston|
Allows City of Eden to enter contracts agreeing not to annex specified property prior to December 1, 2038. Describes the properties for which the city may negotiatethe contracts. Provides that nothing in this act impairs the right of the General Assembly to annex the described properties by specific local act. Specifies that this act does not affect the validity of SL 2002-74, which restricts certain annexations by the City of Eden through December 31, 2013. Specifies that the annexation contracts are to provide formulas for calculation of payments in lieu of taxes to be paid on the properties.
|Intro. by Jones.||Rockingham|
Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) (concerning school opening and closing dates) as it applies to the Alamance-Burlington School System only, to exempt the Alamance County Board of Education from the statute's limitations on setting opening and closing dates for public schools.
Applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.
|Intro. by Riddell, S. Ross.||Alamance|
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Identical to H 116, filed 2/13/13.
Amends Section 2-2 of the Carrboro Town Charter (SL 1987-476, as amended by SL 2007-270) as the title indicates. Does not apply to vacancies in the mayor's office. Makes this act effective when it becomes law and applies to any vacancy on the board of aldermen occurring on or after that date.
|Intro. by Kinnaird.||Orange|
Actions on Bills: 2013-02-21
H 82: IRC UPDATE.
H 131: COHARIE INDIANS BLDG FUNDS.
H 132: DUPLIN COUNTY MUSEUM FUNDS.
H 146: BACK TO BASICS.
H 147: AMEND ADOPTION LAWS.
S 114: REPEAL ESTATE TAX.
S 116: YMCA SPECIAL PLATE.
S 117: LILY'S LAW.
Actions on Bills: 2013-02-21
S 128: CARRBORO OFFICE OF ALDERMAN.
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