As title indicates.
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Conference report recommends the following changes to the 3rd edition to reconcile matters in controversy.
Appropriates to the Department of Insurance, for fiscal year 2012-13,up to $11 million of funds from a 2013 Exchange-related grant award. Provides that the funds are to be used to reimburse the state for expenses allowed under the grant for either of the following: (1) technology and personnel expenses incurred before the effective date of this act or (2) personnel expenses, if any, that are associated with ceasing the expenditures funded by the Exchange-related grants and occurred after the effective date of this act.
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)to seek available federal Medicaid funding at the 90/10 match rate for North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology (NC FAST) to provide Medicaid eligibility determinations for the federal health benefit exchange if (1) funds for the state matchare available from existing (was, prior)appropriations for NC FAST and (2) the total amount of the state match does not exceed $5 million. Appropriates the Medicaid funding for NC FAST obtained in fiscal year 2012-13 to DHHS for fiscal year 2012-13 to develop NC FAST's ability to provide Medicaid eligibility determinations for the federally facilitated Health Benefit Exchange (was, providedthat such Medicaid funding in 2012-13 is not subject to specified consultation requirements in the 2011 Appropriations Act for grant awards).
|Intro. by Apodaca, Brown, Rucho.||GS 58|
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Modifies proscribed drivers license revocation periods for convictions of GS 20-217(a)(requiring vehicles to stop for school buses in certain instances). First misdemeanor conviction results in a 30-day (was, six months) revocation, with a second or subsequent misdemeanor conviction resulting in a 90-day revocation. A conviction of a Class I felony results in a one year (was, two year) revocation, with a Class H felony conviction resulting in a two year (was, three year) revocation.
Allows a licensee to apply for a limited driving privilege after any conviction under GS 20-217 (was, only in the case of the first felony conviction and then only after a period of 12 months of revocation).
Adds new language to GS 20-217(e), providing that a person who violates GS 20-217(a) and has a prior conviction within the preceding 12 months for violating the same subsection is not eligible to enter a plea of guilty or no contest to a lesser included offense or to a substitute charge with a lesser punishment.
|Intro. by Bingham.||GS 20|
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 143B-293.2 to provide that membership on the Mining and Energy Commission may be held concurrently with other elective or appointive offices in addition to the maximum number of offices permitted to be held by one person under GS 128-1.1.
Makes a clarifying change directing the Revisor of Statutes to make the conforming statutory changes necessary to reflect the renaming of theEnergy Jobs Act and the Energy Jobs Council (was, make the changes necessary to reflect the transfers under the section).
Directs that all the rules required to be adopted by the Mining and Energy Commission, the Environmental Management Commission, and the Commission for Public Health for the management of oil and gas exploration and development activities in the state be adopted no later than October 1, 2014. Specifies that this deadline includes regulatory programs for the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Provides that although the Mining and Energy Commission (Commission)and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)are authorized to issue permits for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing treatments for oil and gas and development activities, neither DENR nor the Commission is required to issue such permits until all the rules required to be adopted under Section 2.(m) of SL 2012-143 have become effective.
Amends GS 143-214.2(b) to provide that the prohibition against the discharge of any wastes to the subsurface or groundwaters of the state through the use of wells does not prohibit injecting water produced from subsurface geologic formations during the extraction of natural gas, condensate, or oil.
Amends GS 105-187.73 to clarify that marketing costs incurred by the producer to get the gas from the mouth of the well to the market includes costs for delivering the gas to the first purchaser (was, purchaser).
Amends GS 142-84 of the State Capital Facilities Finance Act, adding a new subsection requiring that resolutions that authorize special indebtedness must make a determination that the sum of the special indebtedness proposed to be issued, as well as all other outstanding special indebtedness of the state authorized after July 1, 2013, does not exceed 25% of the total outstanding debt of the state that is supported by the General Fund. This does not apply to to the issuance of bonds or notes for refunding purposes pursuant to GS 142-89(f).
Effective July 1, 2013, and applies to special indebtedness used to finance the cost of capital facilities incurred on or after that date.
|Intro. by Tucker.||GS 142|
Amends GS 115C-301 to direct the State Board of Education to allot additional teachers toK-12 schools that meet at least one of the following criteria for geographic isolation: (1) located in a school administrative unit (LEA)in which average daily membership is less than 1.5 per square mile or (2) located in an LEA for a county with more than 150,000 acres of federally owned National Forest managed by the U.S. Forest Service under GS 104-5. Directs the SBE to allot teachers to geographically isolated schools on the basis of one classroom teacher per grade level and to allot teachers to the rest of the LEA using the regular teacher allotment formula. Effective July 1, 2013.
|Intro. by J. Davis.||GS 115C|
Directs the Department of Public Safety to use up to $1,672,413 from its 2012-13 appropriation to give one-time bonuses to State Highway Patrol members whose annual statutory step increases were suspended in the 2009 and 2011 budget bills. Directs bonuses to be paid in the June 2013 pay period. Sets the amount of bonus at six times the monthly salary difference between the actual January 1, 2013, salary and the salary that would have been paid without the suspensions. Applies to members who would have been eligible for the increases who are employed with the State Highway Patrol and in good standing on June 1, 2013.
|Intro. by Tucker.||UNCODIFIED|
Amends the School Health Education Program, GS 115C-81(e1)(1), to add a requirement for information about the preventable causes of preterm birth, including induced abortion as a cause of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. Requires the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, to provide the Department of Public Instruction with sample educational materials, as noted above, within 60 days of the effective date of the bill, and annually thereafter. Applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.
|Intro. by Daniel, Tillman, Randleman.||GS 115C|
As the title indicates. Effective upon ratification.
|Intro. by D. Davis, Nesbitt.||JOINT RES|
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House committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 69-25.4 to provide the Henderson County Board of Commissioners with the authority to levy the special fire protection district tax upon adoption of an ordinance as provided in GS 69-25.1 as amended in this act.
|Intro. by McGrady, Whitmire.||Henderson|
House committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition. Amends SL 1977-765 to delete Cleveland County from the list of counties where the use of certain types of animaltraps under specified conditions is prohibited.
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Actions on Bills: 2013-02-25
H 146: BACK TO BASICS.
H 147: AMEND ADOPTION LAWS.
S 133: HONOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
Actions on Bills: 2013-02-25
S 128: CARRBORO OFFICE OF ALDERMAN.
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