The Daily Bulletin: 2013-02-28

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-02-28

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 97 (2013-2014) LOTTERY FUNDS USED FOR DIGITAL LEARNING. Filed Feb 12 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF SOME LOTTERY FUNDS TO EXPAND DIGITAL LEARNING IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION STUDY COMMITTEE ON DIGITAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Amends GS 115C-546.2(d)(5) to require a county to act at the request of a local school administrative unit when it uses monies from the Public School Building Capital Fund (Fund) to pay for digital learning needs in public schools.

Effective July 1, 2016, a county acting at the request of a local school administrative unit may use monies in this Fund for digital learning needs only if the State Board of Education determines that the local school administrative unit has demonstrated consistent improvement and growth in student outcomes.

Intro. by Horn, Johnson, Saine, Tolson.GS 115C
H 105 (2013-2014) REQUIRE PULSE OXIMETRY NEWBORN SCREENING. Filed Feb 13 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXPAND THE NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO INCLUDE NEWBORN SCREENING FOR CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE UTILIZING PULSE OXIMETRY, OR OTHER COMPARABLE SCREENING METHODOLOGY.

House amendment makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Adds new subsection to GS 130A-25 authorizing the Commission for Public Health to adopt rules for newborn screening for congenital heart defects by means other than pulse oximetry in some circumstances. Makes conforming change to bill title.

 

Intro. by Fulghum, Hollo, Stam, Horn. GS 130A
H 122 (2013-2014) AMEND INTERLOCUTORY APPEALS/FAMILY LAW. Filed Feb 19 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO INTERLOCUTORY APPEALS AS RELATED TO FAMILY LAW.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Makes an organizational change to GS 7A-27, (Appeals of right from the courts of the trial divisions),deleting subsections (c), (d), and (e), and rewriting subsection (b) to incorporate thedeleted subsectionsas subdivisions one through four under GS 7A-27(b).Provides that an appeal of right lies directly to the Court of Appeals from any interlocutory order or judgment of a superior court or district court in a civil action or proceeding which determines a claim prosecuted under GS 50-19(a).

Also deletesnew subsection (d)(5) proposed in the 1st edition.Makes a tecnical change.

Intro. by Glazier, Stevens. GS 7A, GS 50
H 184 (2013-2014) ALLOW DRIVERS LICENSES FOR DACA BENEFICIARIES. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT BENEFICIARIES OF THE FEDERAL DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS INITIATIVE ARE ELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN A DRIVERS LICENSE IN THIS STATE.

Amends GS 20-7(s) as the title indicates. Provides that a person who is a beneficiary of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)initiative may receive a license of limited duration in spite of the requirements of subsection (b1) of GS 20-7 that an applicant for a driver's license present a valid social security number. Prohibits a license of limited duration issued to a beneficiary of the federal DACA initiative from being distinguishable in any manner from any other license issued under subsection (s).

Intro. by Luebke, Gill, Glazier, McManus.GS 20
H 185 (2013-2014) BALLOT REFORM ACT OF 2013. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ELIMINATE STRAIGHT-PARTY TICKET VOTING AND TO PROVIDE FAIRNESS IN PLACEMENT OF PARTIES ON THE BALLOT.

Amends GS 163-165.6(e) to prohibit straight-party voting in North Carolina by requiring that official election ballots not contain any place that allows a voter with one mark to vote for the candidates of a party for more than one office.

Repeals GS 163-182.1(a)(7) which provided guidelines for the counting of straight-party ticket and split-ticket votes in general elections.

Amends GS 163-165.6(d) to modify the order by which candidate names will appear on election ballots. First, nominees of political parties that reflect at least 5% of statewide voter registration will be listed on the ballots beginning with the party that the Governor was elected as the nominee of, then for other parties in alphabetical order by party. Second, nominees of other political parties, in alphabetical order by party. Third, unaffiliated candidates will be listed in alphabetical order, beginning with the letter of the alphabet that the Governor's last name begins with, then returning to the letter A after the letter Z. In the case of a multi-seat race, the names of the candidates of that party shall appear in alphabetical order by party beginning with the letter of the alphabet that the Governor's last name begins with, then returning to the letter A after the letter Z.

Effective with respect to elections conducted on or after January 1, 2014.

Intro. by Jones, Martin, Conrad, Steinburg.GS 163
H 188 (2013-2014) EARLY VOTING ON WEEKENDS. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MANDATE A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF EARLY VOTING ON WEEKENDS.

Amends GS 163-227.2(b) by adding an exception to the current one-stop voting period allowed on the final Saturday before an election. A county board of elections must conduct one-stop voting on the last Saturday before the election until 1:00 P.M. and may conduct it until 5:00 P.M. on that Saturday, except that during each of the first primary and general elections in even-numbered years the county board of elections must conduct at least 20 hours of one-stop voting in total between Saturday and Sundays, with not less than six nor more than eight of those 20 hours on the final Saturday.

Amends GS 163-227.2(f) to become consistent with the amendment to GS 163-227.2(b) by extending the hours of operation during the one-stop voting period for county offices that operate as modified full-time. Provides that one-stop voting must be open on the last Saturday before the election, and during each of the first primary and general elections in even-numbered years the county board of elections must conduct at least 20 hours of one-stop voting in total between Saturday and Sundays, with not less than six nor more than eight of those 20 hours on the final Saturday.

Effective with respect to primaries and elections conducted on or after January 1, 2014.

Intro. by Farmer-Butterfield.GS 163
H 189 (2013-2014) VARIOUS TAX LAW AND FILM GRANT CHANGES. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW DURHAM, ORANGE, FORSYTH, GUILFORD, MECKLENBURG, AND WAKE COUNTIES TO RETAIN A LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX CAP OF TWO AND THREE-QUARTERS PERCENT IF A MAJORITY OF VOTERS IN THOSE COUNTIES APPROVE THE LEVY OF A ONE-QUARTER PERCENT TAX IN A REFERENDUM HELD BY THE END OF 2016; TO EXPAND THE MAXIMUM GRANT ALLOWED FOR A TELEVISION OR VIDEO SERIES; TO CLARIFY THAT A FARMER'S INCOME FROM FARMING OPERATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION IS GROSS SALES AND ALL OTHER INCOME FROM FARMING OPERATIONS; AND TO MAKE OTHER TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE REVENUE LAWS

Amends GS 110-136.3(a) regarding the required content of civil or criminal child support orders. Clarifies that all child support orders must comply with each of the listed requirements. Amends subsection (a)(4a) to provide that a child support order must include the current residence and mailing address of the custodial parent or the child if those addresses are different. Current law provides that the requirement to include these addressesis not applicable when the court has determined thatproviding residence informationis inappropriate because the party owing child support has made verbal or physical threats that constitutedomestic violence under GS Chapter 50B. Further amends the subsection to clarify that the address of the custodial parent or the child is not required to becontained in a child support order if there is an existing order prohibiting disclosure of the custodial parent or child's address to the party owing child support.

Intro. by Glazier, Stevens, L. Hall.GS 110
H 190 (2013-2014) HONOR RUTH GRAHAM. Filed Feb 28 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF RUTH BELL GRAHAM AND NAMING BILLY GRAHAM NORTH CAROLINA'S FAVORITE SON.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Samuelson, W. Brawley, Schaffer, Carney. JOINT RES
H 192 (2013-2014) ALLOW ROW USAGE IN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PERMIT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ENACT SIDEWALK DINING ORDINANCES FOR USE OF STATE-OWNED RIGHT-OF-WAY.

As title indicates.

Allows the Department of Transportation (Department) to enter into agreements with local governments to allow the use of state rights-of-way for sidewalk dining activities with the following requirements and conditions: (1) Tables, chairs, and furnishings are placed a minimum of six feet from travel lanes. (2) Tables, chairs, and furnishings are placed so that they leave at least five feet of unobstructed paved space of sidewalk and otherwise comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). (3) Tables, chairs, and furnishings do not block driveways, alleyways, entrances or exits, fire hydrants or standpipes, utility accesses, ventilation areas, or ramps needed for the ADA. (4) Maximum posted speed of the roadway adjacent to the area used for sidewalk dining activities cannot exceed 45 mph. (5) Restaurant operator will provide evidence of adequate liability insurance. (6) Restaurant operator will provide an indemnity agreement and hold the Department or local government harmless. (7) Restaurant operator will provide copies of all required permits and licenses. (8) Restaurant operator will cease part or all sidewalk dining activities during times of construction, maintenance, or repair.

The Department or local governments can impose additional requirements on a case-by-case basis.

Amends GS 136-18(9), making clarifying, conforming, and technical changes to provide for the implementation and allowance of sidewalk dining activities.

This act does not preempt or override local ordinances currently in place.

Intro. by Shepard, Hamilton, Torbett.GS 136
H 194 (2013-2014) ALLOW PAVE CERTIFICATION/VETERINARY LICENSE. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT ALLOWING THE NORTH CAROLINA VETERINARY BOARD TO ACCEPT PROGRAM FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF VETERINARY EDUCATION EQUIVALENCE (PAVE) CERTIFICATION TO MEET LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS.

Amends GS 90-187(c) to also accept proof of graduation from the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE) of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards as qualifying to meet licensure requirements if an applicant did not graduate from a program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (previously, only accepted proof of graduation from the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates of the American Veterinary Medical Association for those graduating from a nonaccredited college of veterinary medicine outside of the United States).

Intro. by Whitmire, Moffitt, Setzer, L. Bell. GS 90
H 198 (2013-2014) MARCH OF DIMES ANNIVERSARY. Filed Feb 28 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING THE MARCH OF DIMES ON ITS SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Lambeth, Conrad, Jeter, C. Graham.HOUSE RES
H 199 (2013-2014) INCREASE JURISDICTIONAL AMOUNT/DISTRICT CT. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY FOR CIVIL ACTIONS IN DISTRICT COURT.

Amends GS 7A-243 to provide that the district court division is the proper division for trial of civil actions in which the amount in controversy is $25,000 or less (was, $10,000 or less), and that the superior court division is the proper division for trial of civil actions in which the amount in controversy is more than $25,000 (was, exceeds $10,000).

Also provides that regardless of the provisions of GS 7A-243 as amended by this act, for the period from July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2015, civil actions in which the amount lies between $10,000 and $25,000, either the civil court or the superior court is the proper division for trial.

This act is effective July 1, 2013 and applies to cases filed on or after that date.

Intro. by Glazier, McGrady, Stam.GS 7A

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-02-28

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 10 (2013-2014) GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION AND EFFICIENCY ACT (NEW). Filed Jan 30 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE GOVERNMENT REDUCTION AND EFFICIENCY ACT OF 2013.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

Amends GS 62-10(a), effective July 1, 2013,to reset the membership of the North Carolina Utilities Commission (Utilities Commission)at seven commissioners (was, reduced to five). Provides that the Governor's appointments to the Utilities Commission must have at least five years of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated competency in one or more of fivespecified areas. Expandsthe lists of areasto seven to include (1) engineeringand (2) renewable energy.

Effective July 1, 2015, further amends GS 62-10(a), as amended, to provide that the Utilities Commission is to consist of five members, instead of seven, which reflects the reduction in terms and number of commissioners provided in amended Section 2.5(c) of this act.

Section 2.5(c)provides that the termsheld bycommissioners serving as of January 1, 2013, for terms of office that expire on June 30, 2017, will instead expire on June 30, 2015.Also provides that any confirmed appointee filling the unexpired term of aposition as commissioneras of January 1, 2013, will expireon June 30, 2015, instead of June 30, 2017.Eliminates, on July 1, 2015,two of the positions vacant as of July 1, 2015,to reduce the number of commissioners asrequired in Section 2.5(b), as amended.

Section 2.5(d) directs the Governor to submit two names subject to confirmation by the General Assembly for seats on the Utilities Commission that begin on July 1, 2013,and expire on June 30, 2017 (was, required the Governor to submit names of appointees for two positions to expire on June 30, 2015, and two positions to expire on June 30, 2017). Requires that the Governor's appointees conform to all of the requirements of GS 62-10, including the requirements enacted by Section 2.5(a) of this act as amended. Except as indicated, effective whenthe actbecomes law.

Amends Section 2.3(b) regarding the transition of the membership of the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) to provide that except as otherwise noted in the section, the terms of all membersserving onthe EMC on January 1, 2013, expire April 15, 2013 (was, expire March 15, 2013).

Amends GS 97-77(a) to provide that only persons licensed to practice law in North Carolina are eligible for membership on the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC).

Specifies the schedule on which the terms of members of the NCIC, serving as of January 1, 2013, will expire.

Deletes changes to GS 7A-752 which authorized the Governor to appoint the Chief Administrative Law Judge (Law Judge)of the Office of Administrative Hearings, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. Makes conforming changes to GS 7A-753 and GS 7A-760(a). Provides that each administrative law judge (ALJ)appointed under GS 7A-753 is to serve a term of four years and amends GS 7A-760(a) to provide that ALJs appointed under GS 7a-753 are exempt from the provisions of the State Personnel Act. Effective when the act becomes law and applies to any ALJ serving on or after the effective date (was, section became effective on June 30, 2013 and applied to appointments made on or after that date).

S 10 (2013-2014) GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION AND EFFICIENCY ACT (NEW). Filed Jan 30 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE GOVERNMENT REDUCTION AND EFFICIENCY ACT OF 2013.

House amendmentmakes the following changes to the 5th edition.

Amends GS 113A-104(b1) to require that of the members to the Coastal Resources Commission (CRS) appointed by the Governor, one appointee must, at the time of the appointment, be actively connected with or have experience in coastal forestry.

Makes technical corrections to subsection (a)(4) in Section 2.3(b). Makes technical changes to subsection (b) in Section 2.3(b), which identify members whose qualifications described by specific subdivisions are to be appointed for an initial term of two years and subsequent appointments of four years and those appointed for an initial term of four years and forfouryears subsequently.

S 97 (2013-2014) PROPERTY TAX/DEANNEXATION. Filed Feb 18 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE RELEASE OF PROPERTY TAXES IN ANY AREA THAT WAS PART OF A MUNICIPALITY FOR SIX MONTHS OR LESS AND THEN DEANNEXED.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Makes an organizational change. Previous edition added a new section GS 105-282.2 to GS Chapter 105, Article 12. Deletes new section GS 105-282.2 and recodifies the section as a new subsection (e) to GS 105-380 under Article 27, Refunds and Remedies. Alsomodifies the content to provide that the release (was, release or refund) be made in accordance with the provisions of Article 27.Sets this subsection to expire on July 1, 2016.

Intro. by Goolsby. GS 105
S 122 (2013-2014) SEX TRAFFICKING/SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION. Filed Feb 20 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ADD THE OFFENSE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING TO THE LIST OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS THAT REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNDER THE SEX OFFENDER AND PUBLIC PROTECTION REGISTRATION PROGRAM.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Changes language in GS 14-208.6(5) to state that registration under the Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Program is required for criminal convictions if the offense is committed against any person with the intent that they be held in sexual servitude (was, if the offense was committed against an adult subjected to sexual servitude).

Intro. by Goolsby, Bingham, Newton.GS 14
S 150 (2013-2014) STUDY STATE-OWNED BANKS. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A JOINT LEGISLATIVE STUDY COMMISSION TO STUDY THE VIABILITY OF ESTABLISHING THE "NORTH CAROLINA INVESTMENT TRUST," WHICH WOULD BE A STATE-OWNED BANK RECEIVING DEPOSITS OF STATE FUNDS.

Creates a 16-member commission as the title indicates. Directs the study to consider multiple issues relating to the feasibility of creating the North Carolina Investment Trust, a state-owned bank to receive deposits of state funds. Directs the Commission to hold a minimum of five public meetings in distinct geographic regions of the state. Directs the commission to make a final report, including any legislative recommendations, prior to the convening of the 2013 Regular Session in 2014. Commission terminates upon filing its final report or on January 1, 2015, whichever occurs first.

Intro. by Kinnaird.STUDY
S 151 (2013-2014) COASTAL POLICY REFORM ACT OF 2013. Filed Feb 28 2013, AN ACT TO AMEND MARINE FISHERIES LAWS; AMEND THE LAWS GOVERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF TERMINAL GROINS; AND CLARIFY THAT CITIES MAY ENFORCE ORDINANCES WITHIN THE STATE'S PUBLIC TRUST AREAS.

Amends GS 143, Article 21, Part 2A, Registration of Water Withdrawals and Transfers; Regulation of Surface Water Transfers, by creating a new subsection GS 143-215.22L(v), Modification of Certificate. This new subsection provides for the modification of previously issued interbasin water transfer certificates and petitions for the transfer of surface water.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Department) and the Environmental Management Commission (Commission) can make the following modifications only after providing electronic notice to identified, interested parties: (1)typographical error corrections; (2) clarifications of existing conditions or language; and (3) updates to conservation, drought management or compliance and monitoring plans. The Commission has the authority to make other modifications it deems are minor only after providing electronic notice to identified, interested parties.

Holders of interbasin water transfer certificates may request modifications by the Commission in line with the following procedures:

(1) Certificate holder (holder) must be in substantial compliance and the certificate must have been issued pursuant to GS 162A-7, 143-215.22I, or 143-215.22L.(2) Holder must file a notice of intent for a notification which includes nontechnical descriptions of holder's request and proposed water source. (3) Holder will prepare an environmental document, pursuant to GS 143-215.22L(d).(4) Upon satisfaction that submitted documentation is adequate, the Department will publish notice of the modification request in the NC Register as well as hold a public hearing at a location convenient to both the source and receiving river basins. The Department will provide notice of the hearing in the Environmental Bulletin, a newspaper of general circulation in the source river basin and in the receiving basin, and as provided in GS 143‑215.22L(c)(3). (5) Department will accept comments on the requested modification for at least 30 days following the hearing. (6) The Commission or Department can require the holder to provide additional information reasonably necessary to make a final determination. (7) The Commission will make a final determination on the requested modification based on the factors found in GS 143-215.22L(k) and by reviewing any other information the Commission deems relevant. The Commission will state in writing its findings of fact and conclusion. (8) The Commission will grant the requested modification if it finds the holder established by a preponderance of the evidence that the modification satisfies the requirements of GS 143-215.22L(m). However, the Commission can grant the modification in whole, in part, or deny the request, as well as impose limitations and conditions as it deems necessary and relevant. (9) The Commission will not grant a modification if it would result in the transfer of water to an additional major river basin.

Coastal area counties can also petition for a certificate to transfer surface water to supplement ground water supplies in the 15 counties designated as the Central Capacity Use Area or to transfer surface water withdrawn from the mainstem of a river to provide service to one of the coastal area counties. The procedures by which a determination on the petition will be made are identical to procedures 2-9, as outlined above for requests for modifications.

Also amends GS 143-215.22L(a)(1), instances where a certificate is required for transfer, adding the requirement that measurements of daily water transfers are calculated as a daily average. If the average exceeds 2 million gallons a certificate is required, and no transfer can exceed 5 million gallons in any one day, regardless of daily average, without requiring a certificate. Deletes GS 143-215.22L(a)(2), language stating that an increase of 25% or more above the average daily amount transferred during the year ending July 1, 1993, if the total transfer, including increase, is 2 million gallons or more per day.

Amends GS 143-215.22G(1) (Definitions), adding and defining public water system and mainstem.

Amends GS 143-215.22L(g), Petition, adding new language and deleting old language clarifying the description information that should be included in a transfer petition. The new language states petition should include a general description of the facilities being used including current and projected areas to be served by the transfer, current and projected capacities of intakes, and other relevant facilities (was, description including the location and capacity of water intakes, pumps, pipelines, and other facilities).

Makes clarifying and conforming changes in line with the newly defined terms above.

Amends SL 2011-298, making technical and conforming changes.

Amends SL 2011-298(4b), stating that section 1 of SL 2011-298 will expire if cumulative volume of water transfer from one river basin to another to supplement ground water in the Central Coast Plain Capacity Use Area, on or after August 31, 2007, exceeds 20.3 million gallons a day (was, expires if the transfer by any person that does not hold a certificate for an interbasin transfer on or before the effective date of this act exceeds 8 million gallons per day).

Amends SL 2007-518, deleting majority of Section 7 (concerning isolated river basins), only leaving language that states this act becomes effective when law and applies to any petition for a certificate of transfer of surface water from one river basin to another first made on or after that date.

Amends GS 153A (Counties) and GS 160A (Cities and towns) by adding new sections GS 153A-145.1 and GS 160A-203, both titled Structures on public trust ocean beaches. Provides in both new sections that when there is reasonable cause to believe certain structures, fixtures, or debris violates the public trust rights of the people of the state or legal right of access to public trust areas, a civil action may be instituted by a city or county for injunctive relief.

Intro. by Rabon.GS 143, GS 153A, GS 160A
S 154 (2013-2014) AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE REGULATORY MODERNIZATION. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW NORTH CAROLINA CONSUMERS TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF ENHANCED COMPETITION IN THE AUTOMOBILE AND MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE MARKET AND TO RESTORE FAIRNESS BY ENDING SUBSIDIES FOR HIGHER RISK DRIVERS.

Adds a new Article 37A in GS Chapter 58 to allow certain types of motor vehicle insurance filings to take effect on or after the date they are filed. Applies to filings for nonfleet private passenger motor vehicle insurance rates made by an insurer that provides for an overall statewide rate increase or decrease of no more than 12% when aggregated for all policyholders and all coverages subject to the filing. Insurers may only make one rate change during any 12-month period using this expedited process unless the combination of all rate changes during the 12-month period do not result in an overall increase or decrease of more than 12%. If the rate filing provides for an overall statewide rate increase or decrease greater than 12%, the filing may not be expedited under Article 37A but rather remains subject to Articles 40 and 41.

A filing under the expedited procedure in Article 37A is deemed approved by the Commissioner of Insurance upon filing. The Commissioner may subsequently disapprove of the filing after conducting a hearing and issuing a written determination that the filing is excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory. If the Commissioner disapproves of the filing, the decision is not retroactive and does not affect any insurance contracts issued or made before the effective date of the order. Makes conforming changes to GS 58-40-30 and GS 58-41-50.

Adds a new Article 36A in GS Chapter 58 to provide that by January 1, 2015, insurers writing nonfleet private passenger motor vehicle insurance (as defined in new GS 58-36A-1) may choose to develop rates and forms subject to either Article 36 or Article 40 and new Article 37A. Makes conforming changes to GS 58-40-15.

Amends GS 58-3-25, which prohibits certain types of insurance discrimination. Removes the prohibition on basing any standard or rating plan for private passenger automobiles or motorcycles, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, upon the age or sex of the persons insured.

Adds new GS 58-40-17 to allow insurers to adopt rules allowing an insured with more than four private passenger motor vehicles to be covered under a nonfleet private passenger motor vehicle policy that is subject to Article 40.

Adds new GS 58-40-150 to allow an insurer to take action if an applicant for a nonfleet private passenger motor vehicle policy knowingly makes a material misrepresentation related to the the experience or driving record of insureds or other operators.

Adds new GS 58-40-145 to provide that Article 40 does not apply to certain types of insurers, specifically to any town or county farmers mutual fire insurance association with limited operations and certain insurers doing business in the state on the assessment plan. Adds new GS 58-37A-15(a) exempting the same categories of insurers from new Article 37A.

Adds new GS 58-37A-15(b) to provide that GS 58-36-90 (related to prohibitions on using credit scoring in rating) and GS 58-36-95 (related to estimates based upon the use of nonoriginal crash repair parts) apply to insurers that elect to develop private passenger auto and motorcycle rates and forms pursuant to new Article 37A.

Amends GS 58-37-35, which relates to the North Carolina Motor Vehicle Reinsurance Facility (Facility). Under current law, Facility reinsurance rates must be calculated on an actuarially sound basis except that "clean risks" must not exceed rates charged to "clean risks" who are not reinsured in the Facility. The changes to the section would phase out the differential in rates for "clean risks" over five years. The change would be effective January 1, 2014.  Another change would amend the same statute again effective January 1, 2019, to remove all of the provisions related to clean risks in the statute.

Directs the Facility to report to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations on or before October 1, 2016 (and again by October 1, 2018) on the impact of the legislation on the Facility's market share.

Effective January 1, 2015, unless otherwise indicated.

Intro. by Meredith, Pate, Hise.GS 58
S 155 (2013-2014) HORTON INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION. Filed Feb 28 2013, <p>A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH THE HAMILTON C. HORTON JR. INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.</p>

Proposes constitutional amendment effective January 1, 2015, to create an independent redistricting commission.

Amends Section 3 (senate districts; apportionments of senators) and Section 5 (representative districts; apportionment of representatives) of Article ll of the North Carolina Constitution to provide that the Independent Redistricting Commission, created in this act, revise Senate and House districts and apportionment of Senators and Representatives among those districts so that the districts meet the following goals to the extent possible:  (1) compactness, to avoid elongated and irregularly shaped districts, (2) one person, one vote to ensure each voter's vote, and (3) minimizing the number of split counties, municipalities, and other communities or interest.

Constitutional amendment to Article II adds a new Section 25 providing for a 11-member Hamilton C. Horton, Jr. Independent Redistricting Commission (Commission), four members each from the two largest political parties and three unaffiliated with either major party. Prohibits more than two members from residing in the same county and requires racial, ethnic, geographic and gender diversity. Excludes anyone or any family member who has been a candidate for or served in public office in the last five years or has been a party official or employee or a lobbyist. Provides additional details on the Commission composition.

New GS 163-207.1 sets out procedure for selection of members to the redistricting Commission. Sets out nominating process for selecting screening panelists. Creates 10-member screening panel of current or retired county election board members and directors responsible for establishing a pool of 55 nominees for the Commission, with 20 nominees  each registered with the two major political parties in North Carolina. President Pro Tempore, Speaker and Minority Leaders in both houses then get to strike up to two nominees each. Commission members are then chosen by lottery by the State Board of Elections (State Board) from political party and unaffiliated subpools. If three of four legislative leaders object to Commission for lack of diversity, the State Board goes to another round of random drawings, with a limit of three drawings.

Constitutional amendment to go on ballot at November 2014 general election.

Intro. by <p>Kinnaird.</p> GS 163
S 156 (2013-2014) CLARIFY LEC PROCEDURES/TC. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE'S INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES AND TO MAKE OTHER TECHNICAL CHANGES AS RECOMMENDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE.

Identical to H 172, filed 2/27/13.

Amends GS 120-103.1, giving the Legislative Ethics Committee (Committee) authority to initiate investigation proceedings after receiving a signed and sworn allegation of unethical conduct by a legislator. Adds new subsection GS 120-103.1(a2), requiring the Committee to immediately issue written notice, after receving a complaint, referral of a complaint, or beginning an inquiry on its own motion, to the legislator who is the subject of the allegation. Amends GS 120-103.1(c), establishing that the Committee must  begin an investigation of complaints or referrals of complaints, received while the General Assembly is in Regular Session, within 10 business days. Complaints or referrals received at any other time require the Committee to begin investigation within 20 business days of receipt. Also requires Committee to make a recommendation, without further investigation, to the house in which the legislator who is the subject of the complaint is a member, if it is determined that the Committee does not have jurisdiction over the alleged conduct, but if true, the conduct could be unethical. Amends (c1) to allow the Committee to extend the amount of time of the preliminary investigation if Committee does not have sufficient information to dismiss the complaint or proceed with further investigaion. Adds new subsection GS 120-103.1(h2), providing formal authority to the Committee to issue private admonishment without a hearing.

Amends GS 120-104(e), giving authority to the Committee to interpret GS 120, Article 14 (Legislative Ethics Act) as it applies to legislators, except the Lieutenant Governor. Effective January 1, 2007, and applies to advisory opinions issued by the Committee.

Makes technical and clarifying changes.

Intro. by Hartsell, Soucek, Newton.GS 120
S 158 (2013-2014) ACCOUNTABILITY FOR TAXPAYER INVESTMENT BOARD. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES AND CERTAIN NON-STATE ENTITIES TO DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT, AND MAINTAIN INFORMATION SYSTEMS THAT PROVIDE UNIFORM, PROGRAM-LEVEL ACCOUNTABILITY INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROGRAMS OPERATED BY THOSE AGENCIES.

Enacts new Article 2E, Accountability for Taxpayer Investment Act, to GS Chapter 143 to require uniform, program-level accountability information in state government. Article 2E applies to any state agency in the executive branch, and to any non-state entity that receives state funds. Defines non-state entity as any of the following non-state agencies that is discretely presented as a component unit in the State Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board: an individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, or any other organization or group acting as a unit. Includes additional definitions applicable to Article 2E.
Effective July 1, 2013, creates the Taxpayer Investment Accountability Board (Board), with six specified members. Details meeting requirements, administration criteria, and Board responsibilities including the publication of an annual report.
Directs each state agency, and each non-state entity receiving state funds, to establish, implement, and maintain a system to provide uniform, program-level accountability information that accurately conveys the mission, responsibilities, and activities of the state agency or entity and any other information required by the Board. Requires the system to comply with Board guidelines, be updated on a timely basis, and be accessible to NC citizens. Lists items to be included in the information system, including performance measures for each program, revenues by source and expenditures by purchasing category, and a listing of all employees.
Requires each agency or non-state entity to file annual certificates of compliance, with the first certificate due June 30, 2015. Requires internal auditors in applicable state agencies to conduct annual compliance audits and submit audit reports to the State Auditor and State Controller by April 1, 2015, and annually thereafter. Authorizes the State Auditor to verify compliance on an annual basis.
Permits any person to institute a suit in superior court requesting a judgment that the state agency or non-state entity failed to comply with Article 2E, and grants specific performance. Sets forth additional provisions related to actions for noncompliance. Directs the Office of State Personnel to adopt rules for the organization charts and manager-to-employee ratios, and to provide templates and technical assistance. Also directs the Office of State Budget and Management and the Office of Information Technology to provide technical assistance and software as required.
Makes a conforming change to GS 150B-1(c), exempting the Board from the Administrative Procedure Act.
Directs each state agency or non-state entity subject to proposed Article 2E to bring its current information system into compliance and to use existing resources to do so.
Effective July 1, 2014, unless otherwise provided.

Intro. by Hise.GS 143, GS 150B

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-02-28

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 186 (2013-2014) TOWNS ENFORCE NOISE ORDINANCES/LAKE NORMAN (NEW). Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWNS OF CORNELIUS, DAVIDSON, HUNTERSVILLE, MOORESVILLE, AND TROUTMAN TO ENFORCE MUNICIPAL NOISE ORDINANCES AND STATE STATUTES PERTAINING TO THEFT AND VANDALISM ON THE WATERS OF LAKE NORMAN.

Identical to S 142, filed 2/27/13.

Allows Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville, and Troutman to enforce ordinances adopted under (1) GS Chapter 160A, (2) the city's charter, or (3) a local act on the waters of Lake Norman extending 2,500 feet from the 760 waterline on the shore. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

Intro. by Jeter.Iredell, Mecklenburg
H 187 (2013-2014) PRIVATE SCHOOL/HANDGUN ON SCHOOL PROP. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT AN EXECUTIVE HEAD AT ANY PRIVATE SCHOOL FUNDED EXCLUSIVELY WITH PRIVATE FUNDS AND LOCATED IN FORSYTH COUNTY MAY ADOPT A SCHOOL POLICY TO ALLOW A SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WHO HAS A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT TO POSSESS AND CARRY A HANDGUN ON THE EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY OF THE PRIVATE SCHOOL, PROVIDED THE EMPLOYEE COMPLIES WITH ANY ADDITIONAL CRITERIA, POLICIES, OR RULES ADOPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE HEAD OF THE PRIVATE SCHOOL REGARDING THE POSSESSION AND CARRYING OF HANDGUNS.

Amends GS 14-269.2, which restricts weapons on educational property, to allow a private school that is funded exclusively with private funds in Forsyth County to adopt a policy allowing an adult employee who has a valid concealed handgun permit to carry a handgun on the school's educational property in some circumstances. The executive head of the private school may also adopt additional criteria, rules, and conditions in the policy. Effective December 1, 2013.

Intro. by Conrad, Lambeth.Forsyth
H 191 (2013-2014) GRIFTON/DEANNEXATION. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT REMOVING CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF GRIFTON.

As title indicates. Provides that the act does not effect the validity of any liens of the Town of Grifton for ad valorem taxes or special assessments outstanding before the act becomes law, and provides that the liens may be collected or foreclosed upon after the act becomes law as though the property was still within the town's corporate limits.

Intro. by B. Brown.Pitt
H 193 (2013-2014) EXPAND USES FOR MECK CT/CHARLOTTE LOCAL TAXES. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXPAND THE PERMISSIBLE USES OF THE LOCAL MECKLENBURG COUNTY AND CITY OF CHARLOTTE LOCAL TAXES.

Amends Section 9(a) of Part IV of SL 1983-908, as amended, as the title indicates. Provides that the collected tax is distributed to Charlotte for facilities, eliminating the restriction that the collected tax was to be used forConvention Center facilities. Adds new subsections (d) and (e) to specify additional uses for the collected tax include (1) paying costs for constructing, renovating, and maintaining public places thatcan seat 60,000 or more and are used for professional sporting events and (2) to pay costs of constructing, renovating, and maintaining amateur sports facilities, including ancillary, associated facilities located in the City of Charlotte.

Intro. by Samuelson, W. Brawley, Carney, Earle.Mecklenburg
H 195 (2013-2014) CORNELIUS/EXTEND USE OF DESIGN-BUILD. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT EXTENDING THE AUTHORITY OF THE TOWN OF CORNELIUS TO USE DESIGN-BUILD DELIVERY METHODS.

Amends SL 2011-180, which authorized the Town of Cornelius to utilize design-build delivery methods for public projects until July 1, 2013. Extends the authority to July 1, 2016.

Intro. by Jeter.Mecklenburg
H 196 (2013-2014) WS/FC SCHOOL BOARD VACANCIES. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR VACANCIES ON THE WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD TO BE FILLED BY APPOINTMENT BY THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

Amends Section 2(a)(5)(iv) of SL 1961-112, providing that vacancies occuring during a term of office will be filled by appointment by the remaining members of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education for the unexpired term (previously, vacancies occurring were filled by the Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County).

Intro. by Lambeth, Conrad, Hanes, Howard.Forsyth
H 197 (2013-2014) LOCAL FLEXIBILITY RE: SCHOOL CALENDAR. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO THE WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.

Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) as the title indicates. Authorizes a local board of education to schedule its opening and closing dates for any school in the local school administrative unit in sync with the opening and closing dates of a community college that serves the city or county where the school unit is located. Applies only to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

Intro. by Lambeth, Conrad, Hanes.Forsyth

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-02-28

LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 149 (2013-2014) 23RD SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT RELATING TO THE 23RD SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Kinnaird.Chatham, Orange
S 152 (2013-2014) CORRECT TECH. ERROR IN BURGAW OCCUPANCY TAX. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CORRECT A TECHNICAL ERROR IN THE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE TOWN OF BURGAW TO IMPOSE AN OCCUPANCY TAX.

Amends Section 2(a) of SL 2006-167 to require the Burgaw Tourism Development Authority be individuals who are affiliated with businesses that collect the tax in the town of Burgaw and at least one-half (was, three-fourths) of the members be individuals who are currently active in the promotion of travel and tourism in the town.

Intro. by Rabon.Pender
S 153 (2013-2014) 8TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT RELATING TO THE 8TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Rabon.Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender
S 157 (2013-2014) 27TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT RELATING TO THE 27TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Wade. Guilford
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: 2013-02-28

PUBLIC BILLS

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

    Pres. To Gov. 2/28/2013

H 19: RESPECT OUR FALLEN HEROES.

    Ratified

H 56: AMEND STATE CONTRACT REVIEW LAWS.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 57: CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM SOLVENCY AND SUPPORT.

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

H 61: REFORM OVERSIGHT OF STATE-OWNED VEHICLES.

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Ref To Com On Appropriations

H 77: BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS/UPDATE EXPENSE LAW.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 82: IRC UPDATE.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 03/04/2013

H 97: LOTTERY FUNDS USED FOR DIGITAL LEARNING.

    House: A 1 offered
    House: Amendment Withdrawn 1
    House: Amend Adopted A2
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 105: REQUIRE PULSE OXIMETRY NEWBORN SCREENING.

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

H 113: HONOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY HEROES.

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

H 114: NO SS# REQ/ABSOLUTE DIVORCE (NEW).

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 119: NATURAL GAS/RATE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 122: AMEND INTERLOCUTORY APPEALS/FAMILY LAW.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 03/04/2013

H 138: SET COMM. COLLEGE ELECT. DATE.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 139: ADOPT UNIFORM DEPLOYED PARENT CUST/VISIT. ACT.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 142: PROVIDE ACCESS TO CAMPUS POLICE RECORDS.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary Subcommittee A

H 158: PLATE BACKGROUND/STATE FISH PLATES.

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

H 159: PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.

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

H 160: PUBLIC CONTRACTS/ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

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

H 161: MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR MAGISTRATES.

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

H 162: LENGTHEN REPLACEMENT CYCLE FOR SCHOOL BUSES.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Transportation, if favorable, Education

H 163: WC/TAXI DRIVER/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Commerce and Job Development

H 164: ELIMINATE OBSOLETE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

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

H 165: APA TECHNICAL/CLARIFYING CHGES.

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

H 166: PED STUDY OCC. LIC BD. AGENCY.

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

H 167: USE OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS BY LIC. BDS.

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

H 168: DIVISION OF ATTY'S FEES IN WORKERS' COMP (NEW).

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

H 169: HONOR FALLEN SOLDIERS.

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

H 170: DEPT. OF INSURANCE/PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT.

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

H 171: CITIZENS UNITED RESPONSE.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House, if favorable, Elections

H 172: CLARIFY LEC PROCEDURES/TC.

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

H 173: REVISE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES REPORTING.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Health and Human Services, if favorable, Judiciary Subcommittee B

H 174: NC RAILROAD COMPANY REPORTING AND DIVIDENDS.

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

H 175: HOAS/NO HOME FORECLOSURES.

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

H 176: CHARTER SCHOOL ELECTION.

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

H 177: AMEND CERTIFICATE OF NEED LAWS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Health and Human Services, if favorable, Appropriations

H 178: STUDY SAVINGS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF CLAIMS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Government, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 179: JOINT AGENCIES SALES & EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.

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

H 180: MECHANICS LIENS/TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

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

H 184: ALLOW DRIVERS LICENSES FOR DACA BENEFICIARIES.

    House: Filed

H 185: BALLOT REFORM ACT OF 2013.

    House: Filed

H 188: EARLY VOTING ON WEEKENDS.

    House: Filed

H 189: VARIOUS TAX LAW AND FILM GRANT CHANGES.

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 190: HONOR RUTH GRAHAM.

    House: Filed

H 192: ALLOW ROW USAGE IN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS.

    House: Filed

H 194: ALLOW PAVE CERTIFICATION/VETERINARY LICENSE.

    House: Filed

H 198: MARCH OF DIMES ANNIVERSARY.

    House: Filed

H 199: INCREASE JURISDICTIONAL AMOUNT/DISTRICT CT.

    House: Filed

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

    Pres. To Gov. 2/28/2013

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

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 02/28/2013
    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Amend Failed A2
    House: Amend Tabled A3
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

S 16: REVOKE LICENSE FOR PASSING STOPPED SCHOOL BUS.

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

S 42: CONFIDENTIALITY OF UC INFORMATION (NEW).

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 03/04/2013
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 03/04/2013

S 43: STUDY SAVINGS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF CLAIMS.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 44: WORKERS COMP COVERAGE/PUBLIC RECORDS.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 51: GBICC/WORKERS' COMP PROGRAM INTEGRITY.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 76: DOMESTIC ENERGY JOBS ACT.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 84: CANCEL AIRCRAFT LIEN W/SURETY BOND DEPOSIT.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 97: PROPERTY TAX/DEANNEXATION.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 122: SEX TRAFFICKING/SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 133: HONOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Cal Pursuant 32(a)
    House: Placed On Cal For 02/28/2013
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Enrolled

S 140: FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF OLDER ADULTS.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Health Care

S 141: UNC BOARD OF GOVERNORS.

    Senate: Adopted

S 143: NC FIRST ROBOTICS SPECIAL PLATE.

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

S 144: NONPROFIT GRANTS/INCREASE ACCOUNTABILITY.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Program Evaluation

S 145: REFORM OVERSIGHT OF STATE-OWNED VEHICLES.

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

S 146: PRIVATE SCHOOLS/FIREARMS AMENDMENTS.

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

S 147: REFORM WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

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

S 148: EXEMPT CERTAIN STEEL TUBING/ELECTRICAL K'ORS.

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

S 150: STUDY STATE-OWNED BANKS.

    Senate: Filed

S 151: COASTAL POLICY REFORM ACT OF 2013.

    Senate: Filed

S 154: AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE REGULATORY MODERNIZATION.

    Senate: Filed

S 155: HORTON INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.

    Senate: Filed

S 156: CLARIFY LEC PROCEDURES/TC.

    Senate: Filed

S 158: ACCOUNTABILITY FOR TAXPAYER INVESTMENT BOARD.

    Senate: Filed

Actions on Bills: 2013-02-28

LOCAL BILLS

H 33: CLEVELAND/POLK/RUTHERFORD TRAPPING REPEAL.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 186: TOWNS ENFORCE NOISE ORDINANCES/LAKE NORMAN (NEW).

    House: Filed

H 187: PRIVATE SCHOOL/HANDGUN ON SCHOOL PROP.

    House: Filed

H 191: GRIFTON/DEANNEXATION.

    House: Filed

H 193: EXPAND USES FOR MECK CT/CHARLOTTE LOCAL TAXES.

    House: Filed

H 195: CORNELIUS/EXTEND USE OF DESIGN-BUILD.

    House: Filed

H 196: WS/FC SCHOOL BOARD VACANCIES.

    House: Filed

H 197: LOCAL FLEXIBILITY RE: SCHOOL CALENDAR.

    House: Filed

S 56: WALLACE/SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

S 81: CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEW).

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 03/06/2013

S 95: TABOR CITY ELECTION.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 142: TOWNS ENFORCE ORDINANCES ON LAKE NORMAN.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On State and Local Government

S 149: 23RD SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 152: CORRECT TECH. ERROR IN BURGAW OCCUPANCY TAX.

    Senate: Filed

S 153: 8TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 157: 27TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

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