The Daily Bulletin: 2013-04-08

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-04-08

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 110 (2013-2014) PUBLIC CONTRACTS/PROJECT LABOR. Filed Feb 14 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR FAIR AND OPEN COMPETITION IN GOVERNMENTAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND TO PROHIBIT REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN TERMS IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS.

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

Clarifies language in GS 143-133.5(b) replacing "Any agent or employee of the State, any board or governing body of the State or of any institution of the State government, or any agent, employee, or board or governing body of  any political subdivision of the State awarding a contract for the construction, repair, remodeling, or demolition of a public building" with "Every officer, board, department, commission, or commissions charged with the responsibility of preparation of specifications or awarding or entering into contracts for the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of any buildings for the State, or for any county, municipality, or other public body subject to this Article."  Similar language is deleted and replaced in GS 143-133.5(c) and (d).

Makes clarifying changes, replacing "tax credit" or "tax abatement" with "tax incentive" throughout the act.

Amends GS 143-133.5(f), changing a reference to "an imminent threat" to "a significant, documentable threat" to public health or safety in reference to the exemption of certain requirements during such an occurrence.

Changes effective date to October 1, 2013 (was, effective when the act became law).

Intro. by Goodman, J. Bell, Moffitt, Murry.GS 143
H 200 (2013-2014) REQUIRE CERTAIN GENERAL REAPPRAISALS. Filed Mar 4 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CORRECT GENERAL REAPPRAISALS RESULTING IN PROPERTY VALUES THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF NORTH CAROLINA LAW BY SETTING FORTH THE STEPS REQUIRED TO BRING THE GENERAL REAPPRAISAL INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE PROPERTY TAX MANDATES.

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

Amends Section1 of this act to provide thatregardless of the provisions of GS 105-380 (No taxes to be released, refunded, or compromised) and any other provisions of law restricting the time when a change in appraisal or valuation of property may be made or any other provisions of Subchapter II of GS Chapter 105 that is inconsistent with this act, a board of county commissioners must engage in the measures required in this act if all of the specified conditions are met. Provides that the provisions of GS 105-380 do not apply to issuing any refund under the provisions of this act.

Deletes language specifying that the county have independent corroborating evidence regarding instances of inequity and instead requires independent evidence and requires that there be evidence that themajority of commercial neighborhoods in the county reviewed bya qualified appraisal company have significant issues of inequity. Provides that the same qualified appraisal company may conduct the review required under Section 1 and Section 2 of this act.

Provides that the interest on taxes that were paid on parcels with errorsthat resulted in the parcels having an overstated value are to be calculated at a rate of 5% per annum (was,required any overpayment of taxes, as a result of overstated valuations, to be refunded, with interest paid on the overpayment pursuant to GS 105-360(e)).Provides that the discovery penalties set out insubsection (h) of GS 105-312 do not apply to additional taxes levied on parcels as a result of errors causing the parcels to have an understated value and treated as taxes on discovered property under GS 105-312.

Amends the whereas clauses.

Intro. by W. Brawley, Cotham.UNCODIFIED
H 276 (2013-2014) ZONING/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT CHANGES. Filed Mar 12 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CLARIFY AND MODERNIZE STATUTES REGARDING ZONING BOARDS OF ADJUSTMENT.

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

Amends GS 160A-388, providing that a zoning or unified development ordinance (UDO) can designate a planning board or governing board to perform any of the duties of board of adjustment in addition to its other duties and may create and designate specialized boards to hear technical appeals.

Makes organizational changes.

Expands GS 160A-388(b)(4), requiring the sign that is to be posted in accordance with this section to include the means to contact an official for information about the appeals decision.  Expands GS 160A-388(b)(6), to also provide that an appeal of a notice of a violation or other enforcement order stays enforcement of the action  appealed unless it is certified, by affidavit, that a stay would cause imminent peril to life or property. Also provides that an appellant can request and the board may grant a stay of a final decision of permit application or building permits affected by the issue being appealed.

Enacts new GS 160A-388(b)(10), providing that parties to an appeal that have been made under this subsection can agree to mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Such standards and procedures can be set by the UDO.

Makes organizational changes.

Amends GS 160A-388(f), stating that both the chair of the board of adjustment and the clerk to the board have authority to administer oaths and affirmations in regards to witnesses and matters coming before the board.

Recodifies GS 160A-388(e1) as GS 160A-388(e)(2) and makes conforming changes.

Makes technical and conforming changes.  Replaces references to GS 153A-345(e1), now recodified, with GS 160A-388(e)(2). These changes occur in GS 153A-44, GS 153A-336(a), GS 153A-340(c1), GS 160A-75, GS 160A-377(a), GS 160A-393(c)(3) and GS 160A-393(j)(2).

Repeals GS 153A-349(c) which defined a term in GS 160A-388(e1).

Amends GS 153A-349.8(c), making a conforming change by replacing a reference to GS 153A-345(b) with GS 160A-388(b1).

Intro. by G. Graham, Stam.GS 153A, GS 160A
H 322 (2013-2014) CDL REQUIREMENTS/MILITARY EXPERIENCE. Filed Mar 14 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO WAIVE THE COMMERCIAL SKILLS TEST FOR RETIRED OR DISCHARGED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO ALSO SATISFY OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

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

Makes a clarifying change.

 

Intro. by Szoka, Jeter, Millis, D. Hall.GS 20
H 325 (2013-2014) PARK FEES FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY/VETERANS. Filed Mar 18 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO SET REDUCED FEES FOR USE OF FACILITIES AND CONVENIENCES AT STATE PARKS AND STATE LAKES FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL AND VETERANS.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the first edition.

Amends GS 113-35(b2) to provide that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources can charge and collect reduced fees for any of the purposes set forth in subsection (b) of this section for persons on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States and for veterans who have received an honorable or a general discharge from the Armed Forces (previously did not specify discharge).

 

Intro. by McElraft.GS 113
H 592 (2013-2014) UNC BD OF GOV/STUDENT MEMBER MAY VOTE. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE STUDENT MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SHALL HAVE THE SAME RIGHT TO VOTE AS ALL OTHER MEMBERS.

Amends GS 116-6.1 as the title indicates.

Intro. by Adams.GS 116
H 593 (2013-2014) REGISTER OF DEEDS HOURS. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE REGISTERS OF DEEDS TO MAINTAIN REGULAR OFFICE HOURS.

Amends GS 161-8, changing the title to Office hours, (was, Attendance at office). Provides that the register of deeds will observe the same office hours and holidays as required for the clerk of superior court, pursuant to GS 7A-100 (previously, local boards of county commissioners could set the office hours and schedule of the register of deeds).

Effective July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Daughtry.GS 161
H 594 (2013-2014) PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMERS THAT PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED BY A BUSINESS MAY BE ACCESSIBLE BY PERSONS OR BUSINESSES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.

Amends GS 75, adding a new Article 8, Personal Information Protection Act, providing that a business collecting personal information cannot disclose that information to a third-party person or business located outside the United States unless clear and conspicuous notice is given to the consumer in writing or electronic form.  This is in addition to any other notice required by NC or federal law, but it may be included on the same written or electronic form containing such other notices.  Provides that the terms, business, consumer, person, and personal information have the same meaning as in GS 75-61.  Any violation of this section is a violation of GS 75-1.1 (Methods of competition, acts and practices regulated; legislative policy).

Effective October 1, 2013.

Intro. by Brody.GS 75
H 595 (2013-2014) GOLD STAR OFFICER PROGRAM/SCHOOL VOLUNTEER. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SHERIFF AND THE CHIEF OF POLICE TO ESTABLISH A VOLUNTEER SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM, TO COORDINATE THE PLACEMENT OF VOLUNTEER SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCE OFFICERS ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY AS REQUESTED BY THE LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT VOLUNTEER SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCE OFFICERS MAY CARRY HANDGUNS ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY WHILE ON OFFICIAL DUTY.

Declares this act to be known as the Gold Star Officer Program Act. Amends GS 115C-47 adding a newsubdivision (61)to include among the designated powers and duties of local boards of education the authority to enter into an agreement with the (1) sheriff, (2) chief of police of a local police department, or (3) chief of police of a county police department to provide security at the schools by assigning volunteer school safety resource officers who meet the selection standards and criteria developed by the head of the appropriate local law enforcement agency and the criteria set out in proposed GS 162-25 or GS 160A-288.4 as appropriate.

Amends GS 14-269.2 (Weapons on campus or other educational property) to define a volunteer school safety resource officer as a person who volunteers as a school safety resource officer as provided in proposed GS 162-25 or GS 160A-288.4. Further amends GS 14-269.2 to provide that this statute, which sets out criminal penalties for possessing or carrying a weapon openly or concealed on a campus or other educational property, and for causing, encouraging, or aiding a minor to do so, does not apply to a volunteer school safety resource officer providing security at a school under an agreement as provided in GS 115C-47and either GS 162-25 or GS 160A-288.4.

Amends GS 160A-282(c) to provide that this subsection, which entitles persons deputized by the county sheriff as special deputy sheriffs or who are serving as volunteer lawenforcement officers at the request of the sheriff to benefits under the NC Workers' Compensation Actand any other appropriate fringe benefits, does not apply to volunteer school safety resource officers as described in GS 162-25.

Enacts new GS 162-25, authorizing the sheriff to establish a volunteer school safety resource program, and new GS 160A-288.4, authorizing the chief of a local police department or of a county police department to establish a volunteer school safety resource officer program. Requires a person serving as a volunteer school safetyresource officer to have prior experience (1) as a sworn law enforcement officer or (2) as a military police officer with a minimum of two years' service. Requires that a program volunteer also meet any additional criteria and selection standards established by the sheriff or the police chief.

Specifies additional criteria and standards that must be met regarding the volunteer's updating or renewal oflaw enforcement training and certification of the volunteer's meeting of educational and firearms proficiency standards.

Provides immunity from liabilityand prohibits any cause of action arising against a volunteer school safety resource officer, the sheriff or police chief, any employees of the sheriff or police chief supervising a volunteer, or the public school system and its employeesfor any good faith action taken in the performance of their duties with regard to a volunteer school safety resource officer program established under either GS 162-25 or GS 160A-288.4.

Effective December 1, 2013.

Intro. by Arp, Horn, Faircloth, Johnson.GS 115C, GS 14, GS 160A, GS 162
H 596 (2013-2014) HONOR EDENTON'S 300TH ANNIVERSARY. Filed Apr 8 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING EDENTON ON ITS THREE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Steinburg.Chowan, HOUSE RES
H 597 (2013-2014) BAIL BONDSMAN/OFFICIAL SHIELD (NEW). Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO APPROVE AN OFFICIAL SHIELD FOR BAIL BONDSMEN.

Amends GS 58-71-40(d) as the title indicates. Requires that a bail bondsman obtain both a license and an official shield as provided by the NC Commissioner of Insurance. Provides that any deviation from the approved shield is an unauthorized shield and constitutes a violation of the statute by the licensee. Effective October 1, 2013, and applies to licenses issued on or after that date.

Intro. by Malone, Moffitt, Faircloth. GS 58
H 598 (2013-2014) TRS SURCHARGE MODERNIZATION. Filed Apr 8 2013, AN ACT PROVIDING THAT INTERCONNECTED VOIP SERVICE PROVIDERS SHALL REMIT THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICE SURCHARGE TO THE STATE TREASURER, ALLOWING LOCAL EXCHANGE, CMRS, AND VOIP PROVIDERS TO CHOOSE WHETHER TO INCLUDE THE SURCHARGE ON CUSTOMERS' BILLS, DIRECTING ALL PROVIDERS TO REMIT THE FEE TO THE STATE TREASURER, ALLOWING ALL PROVIDERS TO DEDUCT A ONE PERCENT ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FROM THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF SURCHARGE REVENUE, AND CLARIFYING THE SALES TAX TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CHARGES RELATED TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICE.

Amends GS 62-157 (Telecommunication relay service), adding Interconnected VoIP service and VoIP provider to the terms and definitions for use in this section. Establishes that the Utilities Commission (Commission) will allow all local service providers to impose a monthly surcharge on all residential and business local exchange access facilities to fund a statewide telecommunications relay service (previously, the Commission required the local service providers impose a monthly surcharge on all residential and business local exchange access facilities). Also allows CMRS providers and VoIP providers to impose the monthy surcharge. Allows local service providers, CMRS providers, and VoIP providers to deduct a 1% administrative fee from the total amount of the permissible surcharge submitted to the State Treasurer or 911 Board.

Makes technical and conforming changes.

Effective January 1, 2014, applying to all telecommunications service relay surcharges on or after that date.

Intro. by B. Brown. GS 62
H 599 (2013-2014) SUPPORTING PRAYER WEEK IN NC. Filed Apr 8 2013, A JOINT RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION FOR A WEEK OF PRAYER FOR NORTH CAROLINA.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Jones, Mobley, Arp, Starnes.JOINT RES
H 600 (2013-2014) CONCEALED CARRY/CLERK OF COURT. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT WHO MEETS CERTAIN CRITERIA IS EXEMPT FROM THE PROHIBITION AGAINST CARRYING A WEAPON IN A COURTHOUSE.

Amends GS 14-269.4 to allow a clerk of court to carry a handgun on certain state property, including a courthouse, while discharging his or her official duties, as long as (1) the person has a valid concealed handgun permit, has been certified as having completed a basic law enforcement training course, or has successfully completed a one-time weapons retention training similar to that provided to certified law enforcement officers and (2) the person secures the handgun in a locked compartment while the gun is not on the person. Effective December 1, 2013.

Intro. by Jones, Turner.GS 14
H 601 (2013-2014) OPT OUT OF STATEWIDE MEDICAID TRANS. SYSTEM. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW COUNTIES TO OPT OUT OF A STATEWIDE NONEMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS.

Allows a county to operate its own nonemergency medical transportation system for Medicaid recipients. Requires counties that do so to reimburse the state for the state's portion of any additional costs incurred by not participating in the statewide system. Specifies what is included in the additional costs.

Intro. by Jones, Holloway.UNCODIFIED
H 602 (2013-2014) IMPOUNDING VEHICLES WITH LAPSED/NO INSURANCE. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE VEHICLE BEING OPERATED BY A DRIVER WHO HAS FAILED TO MAINTAIN FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO BE SEIZED AND FORFEITED TO THE STATE.

Amends GS Chapter 20 by adding a new section GS 20-28.10 (Seizure, impoundment, forfeiture of motor vehicles for driving without insurance), providing that after being charged for operating or permitting a motor vehicle to be operated in North Carolina without meeting the financial requirements of GS 20, Article 13, in violation of GS 20-313, the law enforcement agency will seize the motor vechicle and deliver it to the sheriff of the county in which the offense was committed, or placed under constructive possession if actual delivery is impractical, and held pending the trial of the person.

Provides that a sheriff will restore a motor vehicle seized, pursuant to this section, if the owner pays the costs incurred by the sheriff for towing, processing, and storing the vehicle and either(1) executes a good and valid bond with sufficient sureties in an amount double the value of the property, (2) the charge leading to the seizure is dismissed or the person is acquitted, or (3) the owner presents proof of financial responsibility to the sheriff or demonstrates the violation was a mistake or clerical error.

Provides that the court can order a sale, at public auction, upon conviction of the operator for the violation listed above and provides the conditions and procedures for doing so. Establishes four exceptions where vehicles seized in accordance with this section should not be sold, including by petition of the lienholder, where the court may allow reclamation of the vehicle by the lienholder. Establishes that GS 20-28.10 does not apply if GS 20-28.2 or any other law of North Carolina requires the seizure, impoundment, and forfeiture of the motor vehicle.

Amends GS 20-313 (Operation of motor vehicle without financial responsibility a misdemeanor), providing that a violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor and also subjects the motor vehicle operated when violating this section to forfeiture in accordance with GS 20-28.10 (previously, no forfeiture or seizure was provided for).

Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2013.

Intro. by Cleveland.GS 20
H 603 (2013-2014) EQUAL PAY ACT. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ENACT THE EQUAL PAY ACT TO ENSURE THAT EMPLOYEES IN THIS STATE ARE PAID THE SAME WAGES IN THE SAME ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE SAME QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF THE SAME CLASSIFICATION OF WORK.

Adds new Article 2B, Equal Pay Act, to GS Chapter 95. Defines the following terms as they apply in this Article: (1) employee--every woman or man receiving or entitled to receive compensation for labor performed for another; (2) employer--includes (i) this state, (ii) any local political subdivision of the state, and (iii) every person with direction or control of any woman or man employed at any laboror responsible directly or indirectly for the wages of another and who employees more than five employees; (3) person--as defined by GS 95-25.2(11); and (4) wage or wages--any compensation for labor measured by time, piece, or otherwise.

Prohibits any employer from paying any employee at a wage rate that is less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite gender employed in the same establishment for the same quantity and quality of the same classification of work. Makes an employerwho violates this section liable to the affected employeefor the amount of wages not paid to the employee in violation of this section.

Specifies that this section does not prohibit variations in pay for male and female employees performing the same classification of work providing that the variations are based upon factors other than gender such as seniority, a difference in ability, skill or duties and services performed, restrictions or prohibitions on lifting or moving objects in excess of specified weight, or other reasonable differentiation, when exercised in good faith.

Prohibits an employer in violation of this section from curing the violation by reducing the pay of any employee in order to bring the employer into compliance with this Article. Also prohibits an employer from retaliating against any employee who seeks a remedy under this Article or participates in the investigation of a complaint under this Article.

Provides that an affected employee may file a complaint with the Department of Labor (Department)alleging that the wages paid to the employee are less than the wages to which the employee is entitled under this Article. Requires the Department to investigate the complaint and notify the employer and the employee of the results of the investigation.

Permits an employee who is receiving less than the wage to which the employee is entitled under this section to recover the balance of the wages owedand the costs and attorneys' fees in a civil action regardless of any agreement to work for a lesser wage. Does not require the employee to exhaust administrative remedies before filing the civil action.

Requiresthat a civil action under this section must be instituted within two years after the date that the alleged violation is discovered by the affected employee.

Intro. by D. Ross, McManus, Foushee, Tine.GS 95
H 604 (2013-2014) STATE IT/IP ASSETS. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT RELATING TO STATE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSETS.

Identical to S 701, filed 4/2/13.

Enacts Article 11C of GS Chapter 66, titled State Intellectual Property and Information Technology Assets. Intellectual property developed by an employee of the state or local government during work hours within the scope of the employee's employment or when using state or locally controlled facilities is the property of the state or joint property of that local employing entity and the state. Contracts entered into between the state and other organizations or vendors must, in express terms, grant the state a security interest in royalties from any intellectual property or information technology capabilities that used state or local funds, facilities, or other resources in its development. Requires the University of North Carolina and constituent institutions, the Community Colleges System, and the Department of Public Instruction to adopt and revise intellectual property, inventor, and information technology development guidelines. To protect its intellectual property and information technology assets, all data, information, and records in any form created by or on behalf of the state must be held as confidential. These items are not subject to public disclosure under Chapter 132 of the General Statutes unless the Governor specifically releases the information.

 

Intro. by Cleveland, Avila.GS 66
H 605 (2013-2014) ESTABLISH AGING SUBCOMMITTEE/HHS OVERSIGHT. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGING OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services (Committee) to appoint a 19-member Subcommittee on Aging (Subcommittee) to study the state's delivery of services for older persons to (1) determine their service needs and (2) make recommendations to the Committee on how to address those needs. Provides for the appointment of the Subcommittee members and provides for vacancies, exercise of powers, and staffing. Specifies seven issues that the subcommittee is to address, including existing services and deficiencies in service array, quality of services, accessibility, and availability of services. Requires an interim report to the Committee on or before January 15, 2014, and a final report to the Committee on or before January 15, 2015, at which time the Subcommittee terminates.

Intro. by Dollar, Burr, Hurley, Farmer-Butterfield.STUDY
H 606 (2013-2014) NONPARTISAN REDISTRICTING PROCESS. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NONPARTISAN REDISTRICTING PROCESS.

Enacts new Article 1B, Nonpartisan Redistricting Process, to GS Chapter 120. Directs the Legislative Services Office (Office) to acquire and review information, evaluate facilities, and develop programs in preparation for drawing congressional and legislative redistricting plans after each federal census. Specifies that the Office must obtain, by December 31 of each year ending in zero, Census Bureau information for geographic and political units in North Carolina. Directs the Office to use the data as described. Specifies that the Office must obtain, as soon as possible after January 1 of each year ending in one, Census Bureau population data needed for legislative districting and use the data to assign a population figure to geographic and political units. Directs the Office to make available to the public four types of information after delivering each bill embodying a districting plan to the General Assembly. Includes definitions applicable to Article 1B.

Directs the Office to deliver to the clerks' offices in the General Assembly, before April 1 of each year ending in one, identical bills embodying a plan of legislative and congressional districting prepared according to Article 1B. States that the bill will not be brought to a vote in either chamber less than three legislative days after the report from the Temporary Redistricting Advisory Commission is received and made available to members. Specifies that the bill will be voted under a procedure or rule allowing no amendments, except purely corrective changes. Specifies that if the bill is approved on third reading by the first house, it will quickly be brought to a vote in the second house, and if the bill fails, then the clerk of the applicable chamber must, no later than seven days after the bill failed, notify the Office of reasons the bill was not approved. Details provisions applicable when the required population data is not available by the specified date and the procedures for second and third plans of legislative and congressional districting. Directs the Office to provide information about the plan to persons outside Office staff only as may be required, before the Office delivers the bill.

Requires legislative and congressional districts to be established on the basis of population. Provides that senatorial and representative districts will each have a population within 5% of the ideal population for that district. Provides that congressional districts will have a population as nearly as equal to the ideal population and within .1% of the ideal population. Requires legislative and congressional districts to be drawn in a manner that complies with requirements of federal and state law. States that the "whole county" rule will be complied with in a manner consistent with federal law. Provides that division of voting tabulation districts will also be minimized. Details additional provisions related to district division, including requiring contiguous territory and reasonably compact districts. Specifies that no district will be drawn to favor any individual, group, or political party, and the districts will not be divided using political affiliation, previous election results, or demographic information unless required by the NC or US Constitution or the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Establishes a five-member Temporary Redistricting Advisory Commission (Commission) no later than February 15 of each year. Provides additional details regarding Commission members and timelines. Lists three detailed functions of the Commission, including answering written requests for direction from the Office and conducting public hearings after districting bills are delivered to the General Assembly.

This act applies to redistricting following the return of the 2020 federal census.

Intro. by Stam, Glazier, McGrady, D. Ross.GS 120
H 607 (2013-2014) REQUIRE USE OF PAPER BALLOTS. Filed Apr 8 2013, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO STUDY WHETHER TO REQUIRE THE USE OF PAPER BALLOTS IN ALL ELECTIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND TO PROHIBIT THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR ANY COUNTY FROM PURCHASING A VOTING SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT PRODUCE A PAPER BALLOT UNTIL AUGUST 15, 2014.

Amends GS 163-165 to amend the definition of ballot to remove references to electronic voting and adds a definition of paper ballots.

Amends GS 163-165.7 to to require voting systems to produce a paper ballot. Makes conforming changes replacing references to a paper "record" with "ballot."

Makes conforming changes to GS 163-166.7, GS 163-182.1, GS 163-182.2, and GS 163-227.2.

Effective January 1, 2014, and applies to elections held on or after that date.

Effective when the act becomes law, requires the decertification of any direct record electronic voting systems that do not use paper ballots and prohibits their use in any election held on or after January 1, 2014. Provides that decertification of such a system may not be appealed to the Superior Court of Wake County.

Intro. by Jones, Burr. GS 163
H 608 (2013-2014) ETJ POWERS LIMITED. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT PROVIDING THAT ANY CITY EXERCISING THE POWERS OF EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION ON JUNE 1, 2013, MAY CONTINUE TO DO SO AND PROHIBITING THE EXERCISE OF EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION POWERS BY CITIES NOT EXERCISING THOSE POWERS ON JUNE 1, 2013.

Amends GS 160A-360, as the title indicates. Makes a conforming change to GS 160A-362.

Intro. by Pittman, Ford, Moffitt, Hardister.GS 160A
H 609 (2013-2014) NC CANCER TREATMENT FAIRNESS ACT. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COVERAGE FOR ORALLY ADMINISTERED ANTICANCER DRUGS.

Enacts new GS 58-51-59.1 requiring every policy or contract of accident or health insurance and every preferred provider benefit plan that provides coverage for cancer treatment to provide coverage for prescribed, oral anticancer drugs that kill or slow the growth of cancer cells on a basis no less favorable than provided for intravenously administered or injected cancer drugs. Prohibits coverage for orally administered anticancer drugs from being subject to prior authorization, dollar limit, co-payment, coinsurance, deductible provision, or any other out of pocket expense that dose not apply to intravenously administered or injected anticancer drugs. Prohibits achieving compliance by reclassifying drugs or increasing expenses imposed on anticancer drugs.

Applies to insurance contracts issued, renewed, or amended on or after January 1, 2014.

Intro. by Lewis, T. Moore, L. Hall, Burr.GS 58
H 610 (2013-2014) MODIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR IN-STAND BEER SALES. Filed Apr 8 2013, AN ACT TO REDUCE THE SEATING CAPACITY REQUIREMENT AND ELIMINATE THE POPULATION REQUIREMENT FOR IN-STAND SALES OF MALT BEVERAGES AND TO DIRECT THE ABC COMMISSION TO ADOPT RULES FOR THE SUSPENSION OF THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DURING PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENTS.

Amends GS 18B-1009 to allow the sale of malt beverages in the seating areas of stadiums, ballparks, and other similar public places with a seating capacity of 3,000 or more (was, 60,000 or more in cities with a population greater than 450,000) during professional sporting events, provided certain specifications are met.

Intro. by Hardister, Samuelson, L. Hall, Moffitt.GS 18B
H 611 (2013-2014) SUSPENSION REMOVED WHEN ELIGIBILITY MET. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO EXPUNGE SUSPENSIONS AND REVOCATIONS ENTERED ON A LIMITED PERMITTEE OR PROVISIONAL LICENSEE'S DRIVING RECORD IF THE STUDENT PROVIDES THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO THE DIVISION THAT THE STUDENT MEETS THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND IF THE LIMITED PERMITTEE OR PROVISIONAL LICENSEE HAS NEVER HAD A PRIOR EXPUNCTION FROM THE PERMITTEE'S DRIVING RECORD.

As title indicates. Effective December 1, 2013.

Intro. by W. Brawley.GS 20
H 612 (2013-2014) CONFINEMENT OF ANIMALS IN MOTOR VEHICLES. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO CONFINE ANIMALS IN MOTOR VEHICLES UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES THAT THREATEN THE ANIMALS' HEALTH.

Enacts new GS 14-362.4 making it illegal to confine an animal in a motor vehicle under conditions that are likely to cause suffering, injury, or death. Makes violations a Class 2 misdemeanor if the animal does not suffer serious injury or death and a Class 1 misdemeanor if the animal suffers serious injury or dies. Subsequent violations, regardless of the injury to the animal, are Class 1 misdemeanors. Allows specified classes of individuals who have probable cause to believe that the statute is being violated to enter a motor vehicle by any reasonable means after making a reasonable effort to locate the animal's owner or other responsible person. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2013.

Intro. by Harrison, Saine, R. Brown, Horn.GS 14
H 613 (2013-2014) OMNIBUS ACT REGARDING COAL-BASED ENERGY. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO (1) PRESERVE THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS BY PROHIBITING ELECTRIC PUBLIC UTILITIES THAT OPERATE COAL-FIRED GENERATING UNITS LOCATED IN NORTH CAROLINA FROM PURCHASING OR USING COAL THAT IS EXTRACTED USING MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL COAL MINING; (2) REQUIRE PERMITS FOR CERTAIN SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SITES FOR THE REUSE OF COMBUSTION PRODUCTS AND FOR CERTAIN SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SITES FOR STRUCTURAL FILL AND TO ESTABLISH PERMIT FEES FOR THESE DISPOSAL SITES IN ORDER TO ADEQUATELY PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT; (3) PROVIDE ECONOMIC RELIEF TO ELECTRIC UTILITY RATEPAYERS DURING THIS PERIOD OF ECONOMIC RECESSION AND THE COMING RECOVERY PERIOD BY PLACING A MORATORIUM ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF ANY NEW COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT UNLESS IT IS CARBON NEUTRAL; AND (4) REQUIRE THE STATE TREASURER TO REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRIOR TO THE 2014 SHORT SESSION REGARDING DIVESTMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS FROM COMPANIES INVOLVED IN THE EXTRACTION, PROCESSING, COMBUSTION, TRANSPORTATION, STORAGE, OR BROKERAGE OF FOSSIL FUELS.

Enacts a new Article 5B in GS Chapter 62 to be known as the Appalachian Mountains Preservation Act. Includes findings and purpose regarding the negative impact of mountaintop removal coal mining on the Appalachian Mountains.

Prohibits electric public utilities that operate coal-fired generating units in North Carolina from purchasing or using coal that is extracted by mountaintop removal coal mining. Authorizes the NC Utilities Commission (Commission) to adopt rules to implement proposed new Article 5B. Defines coal-fired generating unit as defined in GS 62-133.6 and mountaintop removal coal mining to mean any method of surface coal mining that removes a mountaintop or ridgeline, whether or not the mined area will be returned to its approximate original contour.

Requires each electric public utility that operates a coal-fired generating unit located in the state to secure the sworn statement of an authorized officer from the coal provider attesting that the coal the utility agrees to purchase or use was not, nor will be, extracted using mountaintop removal coal mining. Specifies information that must be included in the sworn statement. Directs each public utility to provide the Commission, on the fifteenth of each month, a report itemizing its costs for purchasing or using coal extracted by a method other than mountaintop removal coal mining. Requires that as a part of its annual report, each electric public utility operating a coal-fired generator in NC submit to the Commission copies of each required sworn statement and each purchase contract. Provides additional guidelines regarding information regarding rate determinations, determining compliance, and confidentiality of information.

Provides for penalties for any electric public utility company that is in violation of the prohibition against contracting to purchase or use coal extracted by mountaintop removal coal mining or in violation of the monthly or annual reporting requirements. Enacts new GS 62-133.10 in Article 7 of GS Chapter 62 to provide for cost recovery through an annual rider for the incremental cost of purchasing or using coal extracted by a method other than mountaintop removal coal mining. The above indicated provisions are effective January 1, 2014, and apply to contracts to purchase coal entered into on or after that date.

Amends GS 130A-290(a) to modify the definition for combustion products landfill and to add definitions for the terms fully encapsulated and structural fill. Makes organizational changes. Amends GS 130A-294(a) to provide that the permit requirements of this section apply to a solid waste disposal site for their use of combustion products and a solid waste disposal site for structural fill unless the end product or structural fill is fully encapsulated and otherwise prohibited in such a way as to prevent the leaching of coal combustion residual constituents.

Amends GS 130A-295.8(c) and (d) to expand the fee schedule for permits to include permit application fees for disposal sites for the reuse of combustion products or for structural fill consistent with the provisions of GS 130A-294(a). Fee amount varies depending on the type of permit sought, whether new, amendment, or modification, and based on the annual tonnage of the combustion products.

The above indicated provisions are effective January 1, 2014 and applies to combustion products that are reused or disposed of on or after that date.

Creates The Electric Utility Ratepayers Relief Act (Relief Act). Enumerates findings by the General Assembly to support its finding that for a certificate issued before the current recession, construction of a new coal-fired generating unit is no longer in the public interest. Provides that the purpose of the Relief Act is to promote economic relief to public utility rate payers by temporarily prohibiting the issuance of any new certificate authorizing the construction of a coal-fired generating unit by the North Carolina Utilities Commission and requiring the suspension of any certificate issued before July 1, 2013 for any generating unit not in operation by July 1, 2013, unless the new or pre-July 1, 2013 certificate is for a coal-fired generating unit that is carbon neutral. Provides definitions as follows: (1) carbon neutral means emitting no carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and includes employing a technique to absorb carbon dioxide so that it is not emitted into the atmosphere; (2) certificate as defined in GS 62-3; (3) coal-fired generating unit as defined in GS 62-133.6; and (4) public utility as defined in GS 62-3.

Declares a moratorium on the issuance of a certificate to operate a coal-fired generating unit pursuant to any application filed with the NC Utilities Commission (Commission) on or after July 1, 2013 unless the unit is carbon neutral. Temporarily suspends any certificate issued prior to July 1, 2013 for construction of any coal-fired generating unit that has not begun operations as of July 1, 2013, unless the coal-fired unit is carbon neutral. Provides that the suspension is to be in place until July 1, 2018. Does not prohibit costs recovery for an electric public utility. Provides for penalties for construction of a coal-fired generating unit in violation of this act.

Requires the State Treasurer to report to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations, no later than May 1, 2014,on a plan that includes a list of companies to be divested from the Public Funds as well as a schedule for completing the divestment. Defines Public Funds as having the meaning set forth in GS 147-86.42.

Except as otherwise indicated, effective when the act becomes law.

Intro. by Harrison, Fisher, Luebke.STUDY, GS 62, GS 130A

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PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 353 (2013-2014) HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW CHANGES (NEW). Filed Mar 19 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MODIFY CERTAIN LAWS PERTAINING TO ABORTION, TO LIMIT ABORTION COVERAGE UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS OFFERED UNDER A HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE OPERATING IN NORTH CAROLINA OR OFFERED BY A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY, TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM PERFORMING OR ATTEMPTING TO PERFORM AN ABORTION WHEN THE SEX OF THE UNBORN CHILD IS A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN SEEKING THE ABORTION, TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO AMEND RULES AND CONDUCT A STUDY PERTAINING TO CLINICS CERTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO BE SUITABLE FACILITIES FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF ABORTIONS, TO AMEND THE WOMEN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT, AND TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR UNSAFE MOVEMENTS BY DRIVERS THAT THREATEN THE PROPERTY AND SAFETY OF MOTORCYCLISTS.

Senate amendment makes the following change to the 1st edition.

Provides that in addition to the trial judge having the authority to suspend the license of any driver violating GS 20-154(a2), the judge can also allow the licensee, in cases of suspension, to have a limited driving privilege not to exceed the period of suspension. This privilege will be issued in accordance with the terms and conditions prescribed in GS 20-16.1(b)(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), and (g).

Intro. by Harrington.GS 20

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The Daily Bulletin: 2013-04-08

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: 2013-04-08

PUBLIC BILLS

H 41: 0.00 ALCOHOL RESTRICTION - ALL DWI.

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

H 110: PUBLIC CONTRACTS/PROJECT LABOR.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Finance

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

    House: Rec To Concur S Com Sub
    House: Rec From Senate

H 146: BACK TO BASICS.

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

H 156: HONEST LOTTERY ACT.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 163: WC/TAXI DRIVER/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.

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

H 200: REQUIRE CERTAIN GENERAL REAPPRAISALS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Regulatory Reform

H 214: AMEND REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW/RECORDS.

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

H 240: INSURANCE TECHNICAL/CLARIFYING CHANGES.-AB

    House: Postponed To 04/10/2013

H 242: VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. SALES TAX REFUND CHANGE.

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

H 265: AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE REGULATORY MODERNIZATION.

    House: Serial Referral To Transportation Stricken
    House: Serial Referral To Commerce and Job Development Added

H 276: ZONING/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/09/2013

H 293: MORTGAGES/S.A.F.E. ACT.

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

H 296: OMNIBUS WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION ACT (NEW).

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

H 317: IMPROVE ED. FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF.

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

H 322: CDL REQUIREMENTS/MILITARY EXPERIENCE.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/09/2013

H 325: PARK FEES FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY/VETERANS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Finance

H 350: COURT IMPROVEM'T PROJECT JUV LAW CHANGES.-AB

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

H 366: NC FARM ACT OF 2014 (NEW).

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

H 384: AMEND DEFINITIONS/PROPERTY CLASSIF./EQU. DIST.

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

H 386: EVIDENCE & DNA EXPUNCTION LAWS.-AB

    House: Placed On Cal For 04/09/2013

H 387: AMEND CERTAIN CRIMINAL PROVISIONS.-AB

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

H 388: ASSIGNED COUNSEL/AMEND AND CLARIFY.-AB

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

H 396: ENACT PRIVATE WELL WATER EDUCATION ACT.-AB

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

H 416: INCREASE SMALL CLAIMS AMOUNT.

    House: Placed On Cal For 04/09/2013

H 433: LAND USE SURROUNDING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary Subcommittee A

H 435: SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GRADES.

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Ways & Means

H 466: AMEND PRIVATE PROTECTIVE SERVICES ACT/FEES.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Serial Referral To Commerce and Job Development Stricken
    House: Re-ref Com On Finance

H 508: HONOR FOUNDERS OF MECKLENBURG COUNTY.

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Postponed To 04/17/2013

H 576: HONOR TOWN OF WADE.

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

H 577: HONOR THE TOWN OF LINDEN.

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

H 578: HONOR TOWN OF STEDMAN.

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

H 579: CFCC MARINE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM FUNDS.

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

H 580: ESTABLISH STATEWIDE TELEPSYCHIATRY PROGRAM.

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

H 581: TROPHY WILDLIFE SALE PERMIT.

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

H 582: LEGAL SERVICES.

    House: Passed 1st Reading

H 583: HONOR SPORTS HALL OF FAME.

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

H 584: SUSPEND TRUCK INSPECTION/SEVERE WEATHER.

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

H 585: PREA COMPLIANCE.

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

H 586: PUV/REPEAL FOREST PLANNING REQUIREMENT.

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

H 587: ALTERNATE ACT/PLAN FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS (NEW).

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

H 588: PUBLIC SCHOOL REPORT/FLEXIBILITY.

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

H 589: VIVA/ELECTION REFORM (NEW).

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

H 592: UNC BD OF GOV/STUDENT MEMBER MAY VOTE.

    House: Filed

H 593: REGISTER OF DEEDS HOURS.

    House: Filed

H 594: PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT.

    House: Filed

H 595: GOLD STAR OFFICER PROGRAM/SCHOOL VOLUNTEER.

    House: Filed

H 596: HONOR EDENTON'S 300TH ANNIVERSARY.

    House: Filed

H 597: BAIL BONDSMAN/OFFICIAL SHIELD (NEW).

    House: Filed

H 598: TRS SURCHARGE MODERNIZATION.

    House: Filed

H 599: SUPPORTING PRAYER WEEK IN NC.

    House: Filed

H 600: CONCEALED CARRY/CLERK OF COURT.

    House: Filed

H 601: OPT OUT OF STATEWIDE MEDICAID TRANS. SYSTEM.

    House: Filed

H 602: IMPOUNDING VEHICLES WITH LAPSED/NO INSURANCE.

    House: Filed

H 603: EQUAL PAY ACT.

    House: Filed

H 604: STATE IT/IP ASSETS.

    House: Filed

H 605: ESTABLISH AGING SUBCOMMITTEE/HHS OVERSIGHT.

    House: Filed

H 606: NONPARTISAN REDISTRICTING PROCESS.

    House: Filed

H 607: REQUIRE USE OF PAPER BALLOTS.

    House: Filed

H 608: ETJ POWERS LIMITED.

    House: Filed

H 609: NC CANCER TREATMENT FAIRNESS ACT.

    House: Filed

H 610: MODIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR IN-STAND BEER SALES.

    House: Filed

H 611: SUSPENSION REMOVED WHEN ELIGIBILITY MET.

    House: Filed

H 612: CONFINEMENT OF ANIMALS IN MOTOR VEHICLES.

    House: Filed

H 613: OMNIBUS ACT REGARDING COAL-BASED ENERGY.

    House: Filed

S 91: PROHIBIT EXPUNCTION INQUIRY.

    House: Placed On Cal For 04/09/2013

S 123: CLARIFY SEX OFFENDER RESIDENCE LAW.

    Ratified

S 140: FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF OLDER ADULTS.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

S 240: DEVELOP RULES FOR RELEASE OF PATH MATERIALS.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 306: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT/AMENDMENTS.

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

S 316: PRETRIAL RELEASE/REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Judiciary, if favorable, Appropriations

S 330: STUDY WATER AND SEWER PROVIDERS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 336: COLLABORATION AMONG STATE DIABETES PROGRAMS.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 347: STUDY UNIFIED PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 353: HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW CHANGES (NEW).

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Engrossed

S 369: NAME CHANGE REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 379: EXP. OF NATURAL GAS & PROPANE FOR AGRICULTURE (NEW).

    House: Rec From Senate

S 386: BOARD OF AGRICULTURE SWINE APPT (NEW).

    House: Rec From Senate

S 387: FOREST SERVICE CHANGES/BEDDING LAW ROE (NEW).

    House: Rec From Senate

S 433: PREVENT PAY FOR WEIGHT EXCEEDING ALLOWANCE.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 440: ADDRESS PRIMARY CARE SHORTAGE/STUDY.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate. If fav, re-ref to Education/Higher Education

S 445: ABC PERMIT ISSUANCE.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 466: ESTABLISH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE TASK FORCE.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 673: STRUCTURED ENGLISH IMMERSION.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

Actions on Bills: 2013-04-08

LOCAL BILLS

H 302: REPEAL KANNAPOLIS ANNEXATION.

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

H 314: AYDEN CHARTER/TERMS OF OFFICE EXTENDED.

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

H 354: 2 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY SERVE/AB TECH. BD.

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

H 490: LEE COUNTY ELECTIONS.

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

H 555: DESIGN-BUILD/BUNCOMBE.

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

S 258: ASHEBORO/CHARTER AMENDMENTS.

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

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