The Daily Bulletin: 2013-04-09

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-04-09

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 127 (2013-2014) ARTS EDUCATION AS A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. Filed Feb 19 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REQUIRE ONE ARTS EDUCATION CREDIT FOR GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL.

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

Directsthe State Board of Education to modify the state graduation requirements (was, state high school graduation requirements) to include one required credit in arts education that may be satisfied at any time in grades six through twelve. Replaces the phrase "high school arts education" with "arts education." Removes the direction to the State Board of Education to establish equitable staffing allocations to address the needs of small and low-wealth school systems. Instead directs the State Board to establish the minimum criteria to meet the arts education graduation requirement. Deletesprovision declaring that it is the intent of the General Assembly to provide designated additional categorical funding allotments for arts education positions at the high school level. Makes a conforming change to the title.

Intro. by Carney, Johnson.UNCODIFIED
H 298 (2013-2014) AFFORDABLE AND RELIABLE ENERGY ACT. Filed Mar 13 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF HIGH ENERGY COSTS ON THE CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA BY ELIMINATING RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARDS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR COST RECOVERY BY PUBLIC UTILITIES FOR CERTAIN COSTS OF COMPLIANCE WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.

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

Deletes the conforming changes to GS 62-2(a), which amended subdivisions (3a), (6), and (8) and deleted subdivisions (7), (9), and (10), all pertaining to the policy of North Carolina regarding the regulation of public utilities.Amends subdivision (10) to clarify that it is the policy of this state to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency (was, to promote the development of)through the implementation of a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS).

Amends GS 62-133.8 toreplace subsections (b) through (f), which set out the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards (REPS) and were deleted in the first edition. Alsoremoves deletions to subsections (g), and (h), except for (h)(6),(i), and (k) and reinserts subsection (j) which was fully deleted in the first edition.

Provides that incremental costs incurred by an electric power supplier before July 1, 2013, may be recovered as provided in GS 62-133.8(h) to comply with any requirement repealed by this act. Delineates what these costs include for purposes of cost recovery under this act. Provides that in order to recover costs under GS 62-113.8(h), any contract entered into after July 1, 2013, in order to comply with the requirements of GS 62-133.8, as amended by this act, must end by December 31, 2018. Provides that incremental costs incurred by an electric power supplier after July 1, 2013, to comply with GS 62-133.8, as amended by this act, must be recovered before December 31, 2019.

Intro. by Hager, Collins, Avila, Cleveland.GS 62
H 368 (2013-2014) BD. OF AGRICULTURE FORESTRY/NURSERY APPTS.-AB Filed Mar 20 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE REPRESENTATION OF FORESTRY AND NURSERY INTERESTS ON THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.

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

Makes technical changes.

Provides that members of the Board of Agriculture are to be appointed by the Governor, with the consent of the Senate.

Requires, in addition to the other specified members of the Board, that one member be appointed that is a practicing fruit or vegetable farmer.

Provides that the terms of the members will be for six years. Makes technical and conforming changes.

Intro. by Langdon, Dixon.GS 106
H 369 (2013-2014) CRIMINAL LAW CHANGES. Filed Mar 20 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO VARIOUS CRIMINAL LAWS AND TO CLARIFY TO WHICH LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS E‑VERIFY APPLIES.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Amends GS 106-277.24 to delete provision that violators of the seed law have the ordinary right of appeal from judgments of the district and superior courts as provided by law. Also deletes language providing that the right of appeal to superior court provided by GS 106-277.19 is not available to a violator whose seed license is ordered suspended by the court. Deletes provision that the court may order the Commissioner of Agriculture (Commissioner)to suspend the violator's seed license as provided in GS 106-277.19 for up to three years.

Amends GS 106-277.19 to provide that the Commissioner is authorized to suspend any seed license for a period of no more than three years in accordance with GS Chapter 150B. Deletes provision requiring the opportunity for a hearing before the Commissioner before a license can be revoked or refused. Also deletes provision permitting any person who is refused a license or whose license is revoked by any order of the Commissioner to appeal to the Superior Court of Wake County or the superior court of the county of residence of that person within 30 days from the issuance of that order.

Intro. by Waddell, Brody, Langdon, Dixon.GS 106
H 392 (2013-2014) WARRANT STATUS/DRUG SCREEN PUBLIC ASSIST (NEW). Filed Mar 20 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT REQUIRING A COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) TO VERIFY WHETHER AN APPLICANT FOR OR RECIPIENT OF TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) BENEFITS OR FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES (FNS) BENEFITS IS A FLEEING FELON OR A PROBATION OR PAROLE VIOLATOR, TO DIRECT INTERAGENCY COOPERATION AND INFORMATION SHARING IN ORDER TO VERIFY THE ELIGIBILITY STATUS OF AN APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT, TO DENY TANF OR FNS BENEFITS TO AN APPLICANT OR RECIPIENT WHO IS A FLEEING FELON OR A PROBATION OR PAROLE VIOLATOR, AND TO REQUIRE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING FOR CERTAIN APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS OF WORK FIRST PROGRAM ASSISTANCE.

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

Changes the long title.

Enacts GS 108A-26.1(b), providing that a county department of social services will verify whether an applicant for public assistance is (1) fleeing to avoid prosecution, confinement, or conviction, etc., or (2) is violating a condition of probation or parole by ensuring the criminal history of the applicant is checked at time of renewal. County social services will conduct the check to the extent permitted by allocated county and state resources. Counties are not required to allocate funds for this program, but can do so on a voluntary basis.

Enacts GS 108A-26.1(f),(g), and (h) providing that the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) will promote cooperation between the State and local agencies to perform the functions of this section. The Department must also cooperate and collaborate with other specified State agencies to develop protocols that ensure the implementation of this section.  Requires each county department of social services to report to the Department annually, on April 1, the number of individuals denied for benefits under this section for the preceding year. Requires the Department to report annually, on May 1, to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services on the number of individuals denied assistance, by breakdown of each county.

Amends GS 108A-26.2, changing the title to "Fleeing felon, or parole or probation violator; eligibility for program assistance; federal approval; review by department".

Amends GS 108A-26.2(b), replacing a reference to the "department of social services" with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Changes the effective date to July 1, 2013, (was, effective when it became law).

 

 

 

Intro. by Arp. GS 108A, GS 114
H 439 (2013-2014) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT JOBSITES PROGRAM. Filed Mar 26 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE AN INFRASTRUCTURE PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAM.

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

Removes language stating that site infrastructure land, a special class of property under section 2(2) of Article V of the NC Constitution, must be appraised, assessed, and taxed in accordance with GS 105-277.15A.

Makes a technical correction, removing the word "ownership" from GS 105-277.15A(b).

Intro. by Howard, Moffitt, Murry, Tine.GS 105, GS 143B
H 467 (2013-2014) BREAST DENSITY NOTIFICATION & AWARENESS. Filed Mar 27 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH CARE FACILITIES THAT PERFORM MAMMOGRAPHY EXAMINATIONS TO COMMUNICATE MAMMOGRAPHIC BREAST DENSITY INFORMATION TO PATIENTS AND TO MAKE A CORRECTION TO A STATUTE INVOLVING THE CANCER REGISTRY.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Makes a clarifying change to subdivision (1) of new GS 130A-215.5, replacing "lay letter" with the term "summary of the mammography report." Also makes a clarifying change to subdivision (2).

Directs the Medical Care Commission to adopt rules requiring adherence to GS 130A-215.5 as a condition of receiving state certification for all facilities performing mammography procedures.

Makes a conforming change to the title of this act.

Intro. by Faircloth. GS 130A
H 488 (2013-2014) REGIONALIZATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. Filed Mar 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE PROVISION OF REGIONAL WATER AND SEWER SERVICES BY TRANSFERRING OWNERSHIP AND OPERATION OF CERTAIN PUBLIC WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS TO A METROPOLITAN WATER AND SEWERAGE DISTRICT.

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

Requires the assets and outstanding debts of any public sewer system operated by the metropolitan sewerage district receiving assets pursuant to this bill to be transferred to that metropolitan sewerage district and to be operated as a Metropolitan Water and Sewerage District.

Provides that the governing body of any political subdivision is authorized and empowered to take specified actions in regards to water systems (1st edition did not mention water systems in this section).

Changes effective date to May 15, 2013 (was, effective when it became law).

 

Intro. by Moffitt, McGrady, Ramsey. GS 159, GS 162A
H 614 (2013-2014) NC AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY ACT. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY OPERATIONS ARE NOT NUISANCES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE AWARD OF COSTS AND ATTORNEYS' FEES.

Identical to S 509, filed 3/27/13.

Amends GS 106-701 to provide that using methods or practices commonly or reasonably associated with agricultural or forestry production (further defined in the act) or that are in compliance with any state or federally issued permit creates a rebuttable presumption that an agricultural or forestry operation is not a nuisance. Deletes the provision excluding sawmill operations from the activities included in a forestry operation. Provides that in a civil action in which an agricultural or forestry operation is alleged to be a nuisance, the prevailing defendant recovers the costs and expenses determined by the court to have been reasonably incurred in the defense of the action, including attorneys' fees.

Applies to causes of action arising on or after July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Ramsey, Presnell, Waddell.GS 106
H 615 (2013-2014) REMOVE REVOCATION FOR DWLR (NEW). Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REPEAL THE PUNISHMENT OF REVOKING A PERSON'S DRIVERS LICENSE FOR COMMITTING CERTAIN DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED OFFENSES; TO MAKE DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED A NON-MOVING VIOLATION FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES; AND TO MAKE OTHER CONFORMING CHANGES.

Amends subsection (a) of GS 20-28 to provide that if (1) a person's driver's license is revoked for animpaired driving revocation as defined in GS 20-28.2(a) or under GS 20-16(a)(5) or(2) a person is charged with violating this subsection based on a violation of any restriction of GS 20-179.3 or any restriction relevant to the installation or use of an ignition interlock under GS 20-17.8, then upon conviction of violating this subsection, the person's driver's license is revoked for an additional one-year period for the first offense, an additional two years for the second offense, and permanently for a third or subsequent offense (was, revoked a person's driver's license based on the number of convictions under subsection (a) for driving with a revoked license). Prohibits a person who violates this subsection from receiving a prayer for judgment continued under any circumstances. Provides that for the purposes of subsection (c1) of GS 20-28, a violation of subsection (a), driving while license is revoked, that does not require an additional period of license revocation is not considered to be a moving violation. Makes conforming changes to subsection (c3) of GS 20-28.

Amends GS 20-28.1(a) to provide that for the purposes of this subsection, the following are not considered to be a "motor vehicle moving offense": (1) a violation of GS 20-28(a) that does not require an additional period of license revocation, (2) a violation ofGS 20-28(a1), and (3) a violation of GS 20-7 for driving a motor vehicle without a regular driver's license.

Amends GS 20-20.1(b), which providesthat a person is eligible to apply for a limited driving privilege under this section if specified conditions apply. Provides that a person is eligible to apply for a limited driving privilege if the underlying offense is not an offense that would result in an impaired driving license revocation as defined in GS 20-28.2(a),an offense involving a violation of any restriction of GS 20-179.3, or any restriction relating to the installation or use of an ignition interlock under GS 20-17.8.

Effective December 1, 2013, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.

Intro. by Ramsey, Baskerville, Turner. GS 20
H 616 (2013-2014) TRANSITIONAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AMENDING THE SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSURE OF A TRANSITIONAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR.

Amends GS 53-244.030, the definitions section of The Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act, providing that the definition of the term licensee also includes transitional mortgage loan originator. Adds transitional mortgage loan originator to the definitions section and defines it.

Amends GS 53-244.040, providing that a licensed transitional mortgage loan originator can act as a mortgage loan originator without a mortgage loan originator license.  Establishes that in anticipation of satisfaction of all requirements necessary to obtain a license as a mortgage loan originator, a transitional mortgage loan originator license can be granted to an individual who has an active license to originate mortgage loans pursuant to the laws of any state or territory of the United States other than North Carolina. This license can also be issued to a registered loan originator for the purpose of satisfying all requirements necessary to obtain a license as a mortgage loan originator under this Article.

Amends GS 53-244.050 (License and registration application; claim of exemption), providing the procedures and requirements for an applicant for licensure as a transitional mortgage loan originator, including but not limited to being at least 18 years old and and having an active license to originate mortgage loans pursuant to the laws of any state or territory of the United States other than North Carolina.

Makes conforming changes to GS 53-244.050(c) and (f), GS 53-244.060, GS 53-244.090, GS 53-244.100, GS 53-244.103, GS 53-244.104, GS 53-244.106, GS 53-244.107, GS 53-244.111, GS 53-244.114, GS 53-244.115, GS 53-244.118, GS 53-244.119, and GS 53-244.120, adding the term transitional mortgage loan originator where applicable.

Effective July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Szoka, Dockham, B. Brown.GS 53
H 617 (2013-2014) STATE'S RIGHT TO CLAIM SOVEREIGNTY. Filed Apr 9 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA'S RIGHT TO CLAIM SOVEREIGNTY OVER CERTAIN POWERS UNDER THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Speciale, Brody, Cleveland, Pittman. HOUSE RES
H 618 (2013-2014) AMEND FIREARM RESTORATION LAW. Filed Apr 9 2013, AN ACT TO RESTORE THE FIREARMS RIGHTS OF CERTAIN PERSONS WHO WERE CONVICTED OF NONVIOLENT FELONIES BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 1995, AND WHOSE FIREARMS RIGHTS HAD BEEN RESTORED BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 1995, TO INCREASE THE FEE TO PETITION FOR THE RESTORATION OF FIREARMS RIGHTS, AND TO ADD TO THE LIST OF OFFENSES INELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNCTION CERTAIN FELONY BREAKING AND ENTERING OFFENSES, AND ANY OFFENSE THAT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COMMIT AN OFFENSE THAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNCTION.

Amends GS 14-415.4 to shorten the waiting time for restoring firearm rights to 10 years (was, 20 years) after restoration of civil rights. Allows a person whose firearms rights have been restored under this statute and who commits a subsequent nonviolent felony to petition the court to remove the person's disentitlement under GS 14-415.1 for the subsequent nonviolent felony conviction and again restore the person's firearms rights. Prohibits filing a petition for a subsequent nonviolent felony until the person's citizenship rights have been restored for the subsequent nonviolent felony conviction for at least 10 years. Allows a person to petition to have his or her firearms rights restored only for a single nonviolent felony conviction in a 10-year period. Counts multiple nonviolent felony convictions arising out of the same event and consolidated for sentencing as one nonviolent felony. Makes conforming changes.

Effective December 1, 2013.

Intro. by Speciale, Pittman.GS 14
H 619 (2013-2014) PROTECTION AGAINST SUSPENSION OF RIGHTS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO DIRECT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO BRING AN ACTION TO DETERMINE WHETHER SPECIFIC PROVISIONS IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012 ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ESTABLISHING PROTECTIONS FOR THE CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE EVENT A COURT RULES THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012 IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

Adds new Article 9, Protection Against Suspension of Rights, in GS Chapter 147.

States legislative findings.

Enacts GS 147-101 to require the North Carolina Attorney General to commence an action in a court of competent jurisdiction and seek a judicial determination as to whether the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, as written or applied, has the effect of suspending the right of habeas corpus and denying the right to an indictment and to a public jury trial in criminal case.

Effective upon a final judgment finding that the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 is unconstitutional and entered pursuant to GS 147-101, enacts new GS 14-277.6 making it unlawful for any person to do the following under color of authority granted by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012: (1) arrest or capture any person in North Carolina under the law of war, (2) subject any person in North Carolina to disposition under the law of war, or (3) use deadly force under the law of war against any person in North Carolina or intentionally subject any person in North Carolina to targeted killing. Provides that the act does not prohibit the application of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), including military detention and trial, in cases arising in the land or naval forces or in the militia when in actual service in time of war or public danger to discipline service members who may have violated the UCMJ and law of war. Any person who violates the statute is to be prosecuted under GS Chapter 14 for any applicable offense.

Intro. by Speciale, Pittman.GS 14, GS 147
H 620 (2013-2014) STREAMLINE SALES FOR MECHANICS LIENS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO STREAMLINE THE PROCESS OF SELLING MOTOR VEHICLES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO A MECHANICS LIEN.

Amends GS 44A-4 regarding enforcement of a lien by sale when the property upon which the lien is claimed is a motor vehicle that is required to be registered. Requires that the lienor send notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, that informs the recipientthat the property may be sold under this section without a judicial hearing if the notice via certified mail is returned as undeliverable or if the person having legal title to the vehicle cannot be reasonably ascertained.

Permits the lienor tosell the vehicle without a hearing or judicial action if the certified mail notice has been returned as undeliverable or if the name of the person holding legal title to the vehicle cannot be ascertained. Deletes the requirement that the fair market value of the vehicle be less than $800 and deletes requirement for a special proceeding. Directs that any excess proceeds of the sale be paid immediately to the Treasurer for disposition under GS Chapter 116B and that the lienor notify the Division of Motor Vehicles of the sale. Requires the Division to transfer the title accordingly upon receipt of the notice of sale.

Effective October 1, 2013, and applies to liens created on or after that date.

Intro. by McManus.GS 44A
H 621 (2013-2014) ELECTRONIC VEHICLE LIEN/TITLE. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO IMPLEMENT A STATEWIDE ELECTRONIC LIEN SYSTEM TO PROCESS THE NOTIFICATION AND RELEASE OF SECURITY INTEREST AND CERTIFICATE OF TITLE DATA.

Identical to S 407 filed 3/25/13.

Enacts new GS 20-58.4A (Electronic lien system), as the title indicates. Requires the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to implement a statewide electronic lien system no later than July 1, 2014. Directs the DMV to contract with a qualified vendor to implement this statewide electronic lien system.  Provides minimum standards for the DMV to consider in contracting with a vendor. Mandates participation in the electronic lien system by all individuals and lienholders normally engaged in the business or practice of financing motor vehicles beginning July 1, 2015. Provides that an electronic notice or release is to have the same force and effect as a paper document of notice or release as provided under GS 20-58 through GS 20-58.8. Directs the DMV to adopt rules to implement this section. Authorizes the DMV, the qualified vendor, and up to five lienholders to conduct a pilot program of the electronic lien system for up to a 90-day period prior to the statewide implementation of the system. Requires the DMV to report, no later than October 1, 2013, to the chairs of the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee on the status of the implementation of the electronic lien system.

Intro. by Jeter, W. Brawley.GS 20
H 622 (2013-2014) APPOINTEE SERVES AT PLEASURE OF APPOINTER. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO GIVE THE GOVERNOR LIMITED FLEXIBILITY TO REMOVE GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTEES TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS DURING THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE.

Amends GS 128-7 to allow the Governor to remove without cause during a calendar year no more than one-fourth of the members of a board or commission who are serving a fixed term of office; this does not apply to board or commission members not appointed by the Governor.

Makes conforming changes to GS 143B-13 (Appointment, qualifications, terms, and removal of members of commissions).

Intro. by Speciale.GS 128, GS 143B
H 623 (2013-2014) MODIFY WEIGHT LIMITS FOR LINE TRUCKS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MODIFY THE VEHICLE WEIGHT LIMITS FOR A SINGLE AXLE TRUCK OWNED, OPERATED BY, OR UNDER CONTRACT TO A PUBLIC UTILITY OR ELECTRIC OR TELEPHONE MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION AND USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE INSTALLATION, RESTORATION, OR MAINTENANCE OF UTILITY SERVICES IN CERTAIN AREAS.

Amends GS 20-118(c) as the title indicates. Provides that subsections (b), weight limitations,and (e), penalties,of GS 20-118(c) do not apply to a single axle truck owned, operated by, or under contract to a public utility, electric or telephone membership, or municipality. Requires that the truck must meet all of the following conditions in order to be exempt for subsections (b) and (e): (1) must be used in connection with the installation, restoration, or maintenance of utility services in a portion of the state where naturally occurring conditions prevent the safe navigation and operation of a truck with more than a single axle or using a trailer; (2) does not operate on an interstate highway; (3) does not exceed a single axle weight of more than 28,000 pounds; and (4) does not exceed a maximum gross weight in excess of 48,000 pounds.

Intro. by Presnell.GS 20
H 624 (2013-2014) ENABLING PATRIOTS ACT. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE ABILITY OF LAWFUL CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, CHILDREN, AND OTHERS FROM CRIMINALS AND VIOLENT SOCIOPATHS AND TO EXPAND AREAS IN WHICH LAWFUL CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT HOLDERS MAY CARRY OR KEEP FIREARMS FOR PROTECTION OF THEMSELVES AND OTHERS.

Amends GS 14-269.2, changing the definition for educational property to exclude property that is not used primarily for educational purposes.

Deletes language in GS 14-269.2(b) concerning the level of felony/punishment a violation of discharging a firearm on educational property would incur. Provides that it is a Class I felony for any person to possess or carry (was, knowingly to possess or carry), whether openly or concealed, a firearm of any kind on educational property or to a curricular or extracurricular activity sponsored by a school.Provides that subsection (b) does not apply to(1) a person not participating in curricular or extracurricular events held at places other than educational property; (2) a BB gun, stun gun, air rifle, or air pistol; (3) persons authorized under this section to carry firearms on educational property; (4) firearms or an ordinarypocket knifeleft out of sight in a locked vehicle; or (5) an ordinary pocket knife carried in the person's pocket, provided that the knife is not taken out of the pocket on educational property, except in self-defense or to be used as a tool and not as a weapon. Amends subsections (d) and (e) to includean exception for an ordinary pocket knife as previously indicated.

Expandsthe circumstances and situations wherethe prohibitions of GS 14-269.2 (Weapons on campus or other educational property)do not apply, adding individuals with a concealed handgun permit issued underArticle 54B of GS Chapter 14 or considered valid under GS 14-415.24.

Amends GS 14-269.3 to delete prohibition making it unlawful to carry any gun, rifle, or pistol into any assembly where a fee is charged for admission. Provides that this section, which makes it unlawful to carry any gun, rifle, or pistol into any establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed, makes exceptions for a person on the premises of an eating establishment or a restaurantif that person has a valid concealed handgun permit. However, provides that this provision is not to be construed as permitting a person to carry a concealed handgun on the premises of an eating establishment or a restaurant wherethe person in legal control or possession of the premises has posted a conspicuous notice prohibiting the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises.

Makes conforming changes to GS 14-277.2 regarding weapons at parades, funeral processions, picket lines, and so forth. Amends GS 14-415.23, regarding statewide uniformity for the regulation of legally carrying a concealed handgun, to specify that "recreational facilities" are not to be construed as including areas of passive recreation such as picnic areas, shelters, restroom facilities, walkways, hiking trails, greenways,and lakes, nor shall this section be interpreted to prohibit firearms in entire parks that contain recreational facilities.

EffectiveDecember 1, 2013.

Intro. by Pittman.GS 14
H 625 (2013-2014) ZONING/HEALTH CARE STRUCTURE. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT RELATING TO ZONING PROVISIONS FOR TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES.

Amends GS Chapter 160A by creating a new section GS 160A-383.5 (Zoning of temporary health care structures), providing terms and definitions that apply in this section, including activities of daily living, caregiver, first or second degree relative, mentally or physically impaired person, and temporary family health care structure.  Establishes that a city will consider a temporary family health care structure used by a caregiver in providing care for a mentally or physically impaired person at the caregiver's residence as a permitted accessory use in any single-family residential zoning district and also provides that a city will consider a temporary family health care structure, used by an individual who is the named legal guardian of the mentally or physically impaired person, a permitted  accessory use in any single-family residential zoning district if the structure is placed on the property of the residence of the individual and used to provide care.

Provides the procedures, requirements, and limitations for the permitting and approval of temporary family health care structures, including requiring the removal of a temporary family health care structure within 60 days  of ceasing to provide assistance.  Provides that temporary family health care structures will be treated as tangible personal property for all tax purposes.

Amends GS 153A-341.3 (Zoning of temporary health care structures), providing that a county exercising powers in regards to this section must comply with those of GS 160A-383.5.

Amends GS 130A-250, adding temporary family health care structures under GS 153A-341.1 or GS 160A-383.5 to the exemptions section of GS Chaper 130A, Article 8, Part 6, Regulation of Food and Lodging Facilities.

Amends GS 131D-2.1(10), providing that temporary family health care structures, as defined in GS 160A-383.5, are exempt from the regulatory requirements of multiunit assisted housing with services programs.

Amends GS 160A-442(2), providing that temporary family health care structures, as defined in GS 160A-383.5, will be considered dwellings for the purposes of this Part of GS 160A and that any ordinance requiring minimum square footage will not apply to such structures.

Includes a severability clause.

Effective July 1, 2013, applying to temporary family health care structures existing on or after that date. Also, no county or city may impose a fee as authorized by Section 1 of this act on any temporary family health care structure existing on that date.

 

 

 

 

Intro. by Moffitt, Howard, Setzer.GS 130A, GS 131D, GS 153A, GS 160A
H 626 (2013-2014) NOTIFY LAW ENFORCEMENT OF TOWED VEHICLES (NEW). Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROMPTLY NOTIFY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OF CERTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT VEHICLES THAT HAVE BEEN TOWED AT THE DIRECTION OF A PERSON OTHER THAN THE OWNER OR OPERATOR OF THE VEHICLE.

Amends GS 20-219.11 to require a tower who is towing a vehicle as provided in GS 20-219.10 to provide the following information to the local 911 call center before moving the vehicle: (1) a description of the vehicle, (2) the place from which the vehicle was towed, (3) the place where the vehicle will be stored, and (4) the contact information for the person from whom the vehicle owner may retrieve the vehicle. This notice is in addition to the required notice to the last known registered owner. Provides that if the vehicle is impeding the flow of traffic or otherwise jeopardizing the public welfare so that immediate towing is necessary, the notice to the local 911 call center may be provided within 30 minutes of moving the vehicle rather than before moving the vehicle. If a caller to a local 911 call center can provide the information required under subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection, then a local 911 call center must provide to the caller the information provided under subdivisions (3) and (4) of this subsection. Requires the local 911 call center to keep the information required under this subsection for no less than 30 days from the date on which the tower provided the information to the local 911 call center.

Effective October 1, 2013.

Intro. by Moffitt.GS 20
H 627 (2013-2014) SUPPORT IMMIGRATION REFORM. Filed Apr 9 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION SUPPORTING COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Glazier.HOUSE RES
H 628 (2013-2014) PROTECT/PROMOTE LOCALLY SOURCED BLDG. MTRL'S (NEW). Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE NET SAVINGS IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAJOR FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION PROJECTS AND PROTECT USE OF NORTH CAROLINA PRODUCTS IN MAJOR FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION PROJECTS UNDER THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM.

Amends GS 143-135.37 (Energy and water use standards for public major facility construction and renovation projects; verification and reporting energy and water use), providing that to achieve sustainable building standards, construction projects can utilize a nationally recognized high performance environmental building rating system provided that such system (1) does not use a material or product-based credit system disadvantaging materials or products from NC; (2) gives certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured, and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the American Tree Farm System, and the Forest Stewardship Council; (3) is developed in conformity with American National Standards Institute procedures; and (4) must either be approved as American National Standards or developed by a designator audited by the American National Standards Institute.

Intro. by Presnell. GS 143
H 629 (2013-2014) AMEND DEFINITION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE PROJECT. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF A SPECIAL PURPOSE PROJECT TO INCLUDE AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES.

Amends GS 159C-3(15a), the definitions section of  the Industrial and Pollution Control Facilities Financing Act, providing that the definition of a special purpose project also includes land, equipment, and facilities for the disposal, treatment, or recycling of solid, forestry, agricultural, or other waste including any residual material which is the byproduct or excess raw material remaining after the completion of any commercial, consumer, governmental, agricultural, or industrial production process. This also includes facilities for the handling and transport of products resulting from treatment and recycling.

Intro. by Martin, R. Brawley, Lewis.GS 159C
H 630 (2013-2014) PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR ECON. DEV. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE THE NORTH CAROLINA PARTNERSHIP FOR PROSPERITY.

As title indicates. Creates the North Carolina Partnership for Prosperity (NCPP) to perform certain economic development and marketing functions. The NCPP is capable of accepting and expending private and public funds to carry out its core functions.

Effective January 1, 2014.

Intro. by Murry, Moffitt, R. Moore, Hamilton.UNCODIFIED
H 631 (2013-2014) URGE ALS AWARENESS AND RESEARCH. Filed Apr 9 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION SUPPORTING CONTINUED RESEARCH TO FIND A TREATMENT AND CURE FOR AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS), ALSO KNOWN AS LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Faircloth.HOUSE RES
H 632 (2013-2014) PROPERTY OWNERS PROTECTION ACT/STUDY (NEW). Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION TO STUDY ESTABLISHING A PROPERTY OWNERS PROTECTION ACT.

Creates new GS Chapter 47I, Property Owners Protection Act. Establishes that it is the state's policy that all statutes, ordinances, rules, and regulations affecting the free use of land are to be strictly construed against the government and liberally construed in favor of the free use of land. Provides that in every case in which a property owner successfully challenges the construction, interpretation, or enforcement of a statute, ordinance, rule, or regulation that impairs the free use of land policy, the court must award the property owner the actual attorneys' fees incurred by the property owner. Provides that if a property owner or other person entitled to claim a common law vested right to complete a development project, notwithstanding a subsequent change of a statute, ordinance, rule, or regulation related to the development project, is required to file a cause of action to establish the vested right and the court finds that the state or an agency of the state, or the county or municipality involved failed to fairly investigate or provide an inexpensive means to establish the vested right, the court must award the property owner the actual attorneys' fees incurred in bringing the action. Prohibits the state, agency, or local government from enforcing a penalty, fine, or forfeiture against a property owner for an act not actually committed by the property owner, in any matter related to a land-use statute, ordinance, rule, or regulation.

Enacts new GS 153A-348.1 providing that the new Chapter applies to counties and new GS 160A-394 providing that the new Chapter applies to cities.

Effective October 1, 2013.

Intro. by Moffitt.GS 153A, GS 160A, GS 47I
H 633 (2013-2014) VARIOUS ELECTION CHANGES. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE ELECTION LAWS.

To be summarized.

Intro. by Michaux.
H 634 (2013-2014) STANDARDIZE EMERGENCY HOSPITAL CODES. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT REQUIRING THE NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL CARE COMMISSION TO ADOPT RULES ESTABLISHING STANDARDIZED HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CODES AND STANDARDIZED RESPONSES TO EACH OF THESE EMERGENCY CODES, AND REQUIRING HOSPITALS TO IMPLEMENT THEM.

Adds new Part 3A, Hospital Emergency Codes, to Article 4 of GS Chapter 131E. Requires the NC Medical Care Commission to adopt rules establishing standardized hospital emergency codes and standardized responses to these codes to be used in communications with hospital employees, other hospitals, emergency medical services personnel, and other external emergency responders. Requires the codes and responses to address at least 12 specified emergency situations including fire, active shooter, and infant or child abduction. Requires licensed hospitals to implement the standardized codes and responses.

Effective January 1, 2014.

Intro. by Lambeth, Hanes, Jones, Malone.GS 131E
H 635 (2013-2014) INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT CUSTODY ORDERS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO (1) ALLOW A CLERK OR ASSISTANT OR DEPUTY CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT OR A MAGISTRATE TO ISSUE BY FACSIMILE OR ELECTRONIC MAIL TRANSMISSION AN INVOLUNTARY INPATIENT COMMITMENT CUSTODY ORDER TO A PETITIONING PHYSICIAN, ELIGIBLE PSYCHOLOGIST, OR DESIGNEE AT A TWENTY-FOUR-HOUR FACILITY WHEN THE RESPONDENT IS ALREADY PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THE TWENTY-FOUR-HOUR FACILITY, (2) ESTABLISH PROTOCOLS FOR THE TRAINING OF PHYSICIANS, ELIGIBLE PSYCHOLOGISTS, OR DESIGNEES, AND (3) DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO REVIEW AND REVISE THE RULES DESIGNATING FACILITIES FOR THE CUSTODY AND TREATMENT OF INVOLUNTARY CLIENTS.

Identical to S 687, filed 4/2/13.

Amends GS 122C-261(d), altering the format of the subsection to be further divided into subsections 1-7.

Amends GS 122C-261(d) to include subsection (5) allowing the clerk or magistrate to issue custody orders by facsimile transmission in specific situations to affiants meeting certain criteria. Upon receipt of custody orders, the physician or eligible psychologist must immediately (i) notify the respondent that the respondent is not under arrest and has not committed a crime but is being taken into custody to receive treatment and for the respondent's own safety and the safety of others, (ii) take the respondent into custody, and (iii) complete and sign the appropriate portion of the custody order and return the order to the clerk or magistrate by facsimile transmission. The original order must be mailed back to the clerk or magistrate no later than 5 days after transmitting it by facsimile. The term "designee" as used in subsection (5) includes the 24-hour facility's on-site police security personnel.

Amends GS 122C-261(e) to include an exception provided in subsection (d).

Effective October 1, 2013.

 

Intro. by Lambeth, Conrad, Terry, Hanes.GS 122C
H 636 (2013-2014) CREEK NAME CHANGE. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO DIRECT THE NORTH CAROLINA GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION COORDINATING COUNCIL TO RECOMMEND THAT NEGRO HEAD CREEK IN UNION COUNTY BE RENAMED SALEM CREEK.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Alexander, Horn.Union, UNCODIFIED
H 637 (2013-2014) EXPUNCTION OF MARIJUANA OFFENSE. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE PENALTY IMPOSED FOR POSSESSION OF CERTAIN QUANTITIES OF MARIJUANA AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPUNCTION OF A CLASS 3 MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION OF POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA THAT OCCURRED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 1, 2013.

RewritesGS 90-95(d) to amend the penalties imposed for the possession of certain quantities of marijuana and related substances. Enacts new GS 15A-145.6 to permit a person convicted of a Class 3 misdemeanor under GS 90-95(d)(4) for possession of marijuana prior to December 1, 2013, to file a petition to have the offense expunged from the person's criminal record. Requires that the person seeking the expunction has not previously been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor other than a traffic violation under federal or state law. Prohibits the filing of the petition earlier than (1) two years after the date of the conviction or (2) the completion of any period of probation, whichever occurs later. Prescribes the required content of the petition. Specifies additional guidelines governing the submission of the petition and application of law to the expunction of a criminal record under this section.

Effective December 1, 2013.

Intro. by Alexander.GS 15A, GS 90
H 638 (2013-2014) INCREASE MEMBERSHIP OF AREA BOARDS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT INCREASING THE MAXIMUM SIZE OF THE AREA BOARD OF LARGER MULTICOUNTY AREA AUTHORITIES IN ORDER TO ENSURE REPRESENTATION BY AT LEAST ONE COUNTY COMMISSIONER FROM EACH OF THE CONSTITUENT COUNTIES WITHIN THE MULTICOUNTY AREA AUTHORITY.

Amends GS 122C-118.1(a), providing that for a multicounty area authority (an entity established for the provision of mental health and other services) with less than 10 constituent counties, an area board will have no fewer than 11 and no more than 21 voting members. For a multicounty area authority with 10 or more constituent counties, an area board will have no fewer than 11 and no more than 30 voting members.

Intro. by Steinburg, Tine.GS 122C
H 639 (2013-2014) WC INS. CANCELLATION/ELEC. COMMUNICATONS (NEW). Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE INSURANCE LAWS CONCERNING THE CANCELLATION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE AND TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN AN INSURER AND THE INSURED IN PLACE OF WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS.

Amends GS 58-36-105(b) to provide that whenever it is required to provided notice of the intention to cancel workers' compensation insurance via registered or certified mail, no cancellation by the insurers is effective until notice by registered or certified mail is employed (was, employed and completed).

Intro. by R. Brawley.GS 58
H 640 (2013-2014) REPORTING OF GIFTS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE REPORTING OF ALL GIFTS GIVEN BY LOBBYISTS AND LOBBYIST PRINCIPALS TO LEGISLATORS, LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEES, AND PUBLIC SERVANTS.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by R. Brawley.
H 641 (2013-2014) AMEND CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE/1ST DRUG OFFENSE. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT HAS THE DISCRETION TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE FOR A FIRST OFFENSE OF CERTAIN DRUG OFFENSES.

Amends GS 90-96(a) as the title indicates. Effective December 1, 2013, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.

Intro. by Davis, Daughtry. GS 90
H 642 (2013-2014) LOWER CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO LOWER THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE.

Amends GS 105-130.3 to set the income tax on all C Corporations at 4.9%. Effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2013.

Amends GS 115C-546.1 to change the amount remitted to the Public School Building Capital Fund each quarter to 5/49 of the net collections. Effective July 1, 2013, and applies to the quarter ending September 30, 2013.

Intro. by Conrad, Jeter, Moffitt, Murry.GS 105, GS 115C
H 643 (2013-2014) PROTECT OFFICERS FROM RETALIATION. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROTECT MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO REPORT IMPROPER OR UNLAWFUL GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY FROM RETALIATION.

Enacts new GS 153A-99.2, protection from retaliation for county law enforcement officers, and new GS 160A-290, protection from retaliation for municipal law enforcement officers, as the title indicates.

Prohibits an employing agency from discharging, threatening, or otherwise discriminating against a law enforcement officer regarding the officer's compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because the officer or a person acting on behalf of the officer reports or is about to report verbally or in writing any described activity unless the officer knows or has reason to believe that the report is inaccurate. Prohibits a law enforcement officer from retaliating against another law enforcement officer because the officer or a person acting on behalf of the officer reports or is about to report verbally or in writing any described activity. Prohibits an employing agency from discharging, threatening, or otherwise discriminating against a county law enforcement officer regarding the officer's compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because the officer has refused to carry out a directive which in fact constitutes a violation of State or federal law, rule, or regulation or poses a substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety. Prohibits a law enforcement officer shall retaliate against another law enforcement officer because the officer has refused to carry out a directive which may constitute a violation of State or federal law, rule, or regulation or pose a substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety.

Each section respectively provides a statement of policy, permits civil actions for injunctive relief or other remedies, allows a court to order remedies in rendering a judgment in an action under this section, and requires the employing agency to providenotice of protections and obligations for employees under this section.

Effective October 1, 2013, and applies to acts incurring liability on or after that date.

Intro. by Cotham, Dollar, Collins, Murry.GS 153A, GS 160A
H 644 (2013-2014) PREVENT HAZARDOUS DRUG EXPOSURE. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT RELATING TO THE HANDLING OF ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS TO PREVENT DISEASE AND INJURY CAUSED BY EXPOSURE.

Amends GS 95-174, the definitions section of the Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act, by adding two new terms and definitions, antineoplastic drug and hazardous drugs.

Enacts new GS 95-199 (Handling of dangerous drugs), providing that the Commissioner of Labor (Commissioner) must adopt rule requirements by January 1, 2015, for the handling of antineoplastic and other hazardous drugs in health care facilities. Rulemaking must consider input from a variety of stakeholders, including hospitals.  Rules adopted must be consistent with and not exceed provisions adopted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health alert on the dangers of exposures to antineoplastic and other hazardous drugs in health care facilities. The Commissioner will investigate complaints and enforce these requirements in accordance with the provisions of this Part.

Intro. by Fulghum, Murry, Carney.GS 95
H 645 (2013-2014) ENERGY SAVINGS CONTRACTING AMENDMENTS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE STATUTES GOVERNING GUARANTEED ENERGY SAVINGS CONTRACTS FOR GOVERNMENTAL UNITS.

Identical to S 547 filed 3/28/13.

Amends the definitions in GS 143-64.17 to define qualified reviewer as an architect or engineer who is (1) licensed in the state and (2) experienced in the design, implementation, and installation of energy efficiency measures. Also amends the definition of qualified provider to mean a person or business experienced in the design, implementation, and installation of energy conservation measures who has been prequalified by the State Energy Office (SEO) according to the office's prequalification criteria.

Amends GS 143-64.17A (Solicitation of guaranteed energy savings contracts) to provide that in the case of a governmental unit wishing to enter into additional performance contracts with the same qualified provider within five years of signing a performance contract, the unit may enter directly into a guaranteed energy savings contract with the same provider. Requires the SEO to review the agreement before it is executed. Adds that if after publication of the notice of request for proposals fewer than two qualified providers attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting, the unit must publish notice of the request again as specified. Requires that a qualified reviewer evaluate proposals and provide the governmental unit with a letter report containing qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the proposal, but not make a recommendation for selection. Removes the requirement that the proposal include specified cost estimates. Makes conforming changes. Amends the criteria for selecting a provider. Establishes the process that the governmental unit is to use in selecting a provider.

Amends GS 143-64.17B (Guaranteed energy savings contracts), to require a qualified provider entering into a guaranteed energy savings contract to provide security in the amount equal to 100% of the annual guaranteed savings for the term of the contract (was, 100% of the total cost). Requires that any guaranteed energy and operational savings be determined by using one of the measurement and verification methods specified. If the specified methods are not sufficient, the qualified provider must develop an alternative method.

Amends GS 143-64.17L to provide that on or after July 1, 2013, no constituent institution may implement an energy conservation measure without entering into a guaranteed energy savings contract under the statute. However, NC State University may continue to fulfill the terms of any financing agreement related to an energy conservation measure implemented on or before June 30, 2013.

Intro. by Catlin, Hager, Murry, Moffitt.GS 143
H 646 (2013-2014) AIRPORTS EXEMPT FROM LOCAL TREE ORDINANCES. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROHIBIT A COUNTY OR CITY FROM ENFORCING ANY ORDINANCE THAT REGULATES THE TRIMMING OR REMOVAL OF TREES ON PROPERTY OWNED OR OPERATED BY A PUBLIC AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

Enacts new GS 153A-452.1, new GS 160A-458.6, and new GS 63-37.2, as the title indicates. Effective July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Catlin, S. Ross. GS 63, GS 153A, GS 160A
H 647 (2013-2014) NONDISCRIMINATION IN STATE/TEACHER EMPLOYMENT. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AMENDING THE STATE PERSONNEL ACT TO INCLUDE SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION TO THE LIST OF CLASSIFICATIONS COVERED BY THE STATE'S EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAW AND REQUIRING LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT POLICIES FOR NONDISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT, INCLUDING SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION AMONG THE COVERED CLASSIFICATIONS.

Amends GS 126-16 to require all state departments, agencies, and local governments to give equal opportunity for employment and compensation without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or handicapping condition to all persons otherwise qualified, except as defined. Also adds sexual orientation and gender identity or expressionto GS 126-34.1, which lists grounds, including discrimination, for state employeesand former state employees to file contested cases in the Office of Administrative Hearings and to GS 126-36, which details an employee's right to appeal an unlawful employment practice.

Enacts new GS 115C-335.10 to providea school personnel nondiscrimination policy. Directs each local board of education to adopt a personnel policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability. Defines school personnel to mean any (1) full or part-time employee of a local board of education or (2) an independent contractor or an employee of an independent contractor of a local board of education, including substitute teachers, bus drivers, clerical staff, custodians, and driver training teachers.

Specifies that the act does not require preferential treatment or special rights be provided based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Intro. by Cotham, Brandon, Hamilton, Jackson.GS 115C, GS 126
H 648 (2013-2014) VOTE CENTERS FOR SECOND PRIMARIES. Filed Apr 9 2013, AN ACT TO PERMIT COUNTIES TO USE THE VOTE CENTER CONCEPT FOR SECOND PRIMARIES, WHERE ONLY THE EARLY VOTING SITES FOR THE FIRST PRIMARY ARE OPEN ON THE DAY OF THE SECOND PRIMARY RATHER THAN THE NORMAL ELECTION DAY POLLING PLACES.

Amends GS 163-111 to allow a county board of elections to file a plan with the State Board of Elections (State Board) to provide for a limited number of precincts to be opened during a potential second primary. If the State Board approves the plan before ballots are printed for the primary, the county board of elections may open fewer than all of the precincts for voting during a second primary as stated in the approved plan. Requires that the plan: (1) be submitted to the State Board no later than 90 days before the primary, (2) not provide for more than the number of early absentee voting sites and the county board of elections office to be open for voting during the second primary, and (3) provide for voter education as to the voting places to be open during the second primary.

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

Intro. by Jordan, Michaux. GS 163
H 649 (2013-2014) SMALL GROUP HEALTH INS. TECHNICAL CHANGES. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE SMALL EMPLOYER GROUP HEALTH COVERAGE REFORM ACT TO MITIGATE THE EFFECTS OF THE FEDERAL AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ON NORTH CAROLINA'S SMALL BUSINESSES AND TO INCREASE STOP LOSS INSURANCE OPTIONS FOR SMALL EMPLOYERS.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Collins, Dockham.
H 650 (2013-2014) GUARANTY ASSOCIATION ACT AMENDMENTS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE CLARIFYING, CONFORMING, AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE NORTH CAROLINA LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE GUARANTY ASSOCIATION ACT.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Collins.
H 651 (2013-2014) DISCLOSURE OF PREMIUM INCREASES DUE TO PPACA. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE INSURERS ISSUING HEALTH BENEFIT POLICIES IN THIS STATE TO INDICATE ON THEIR PREMIUM STATEMENT TO CONSUMERS THE AMOUNT OF THE PREMIUM INCREASE, IF ANY, ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

Enacts new GS 58-3-295, to provide as the title indicates. Specifies the content of a statment to be included in the notice. Effective when the act becomes law and repealed effective January 1, 2015.

Intro. by Collins, Hager, Burr, Martin.GS 58
H 652 (2013-2014) MODIFY JUDICIAL DISCIPLINE (NEW). Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MODIFY THE LAW REGARDING DISCIPLINE FOR JUDGES.

Amends GS 29-19 and GS 30-17, as the title indicates. Applies to estates of persons dying on or after the date that the act becomes law.

Intro. by Davis, Stam.GS 29, GS 30
H 653 (2013-2014) CITIZENS UNITED DISCLOSURES. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SHAREHOLDER VOTE ON CORPORATE INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES AND ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS.

Enacts new GS 163-278.12D, applicable to any corporation incorporated in this state that spends in the aggregate $10,000 or more of corporate treasury funds on independent expenditures or electioneering communications.

Requires a separate resolution subejct to a shareholder vote to approve any spending of $10,000 or more in the aggregate by the corporation for any independent expenditures or electioneering communications, for any proxy or consent or authorization for an annual meeting of the shareholders of a corporation incorporated in this state where proxies are solicited in respect of any security occurring on or after six months following the date on which final regulations are published under subsection (d) of this section.

Allows a corporation to request authorization for spending on independent expenditures or electioneering communications on a more frequent basis.

Provides in (d) that if a corporation spends less than an aggregate $10,000 in a 12-month period for independent expenditures or electioneering communications, then it does not have to seek shareholder authorization for the spending.

Specifies that (1) the authorization vote must garner support from a majority of shareholders and (2) a vote by the shareholders to approve or disapprove any spending of $10,000 or more by a corporation for any independent expenditures or electioneering communications shall be binding on the  corporation.

Provides that if a corporation makes an unauthorized independent expenditure, electioneering communication, or donation to a third party for such, then the directors at the time that the unauthorized contribution or donation was incurred are jointly and severally liable to repay to the corporation the amount of the unauthorized expenditure, with interest at the rate of 8% per year.

Applies to elections held on or after January 1, 2014.

Intro. by Harrison.GS 163
H 654 (2013-2014) ENERGY SAVINGS INCENTIVES/STATE AGENCIES. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ANY ENERGY SAVINGS REALIZED BY STATE AGENCIES MAY REMAIN AVAILABLE TO THE AGENCY FOR OTHER FACILITY UPGRADES RELATED TO REDUCING ENERGY AND WATER CONSUMPTION.

Enacts new GS 143-64.17H to provide that the General Fund current operations appropriations credit balance remaining at the end of each fiscal year for utilities of a state governmental unit that is due to energy savings realized from implementing an energy  conservation measure is to be carried forward by the unit to the next fiscal year and is appropriated for energy conservation measures by that unit. Prohibits the Director of the Budget from decreasing the recommended continuation budget requirements for utilities for state governmental units carrying forward a credit balance by the amount of energy savings realized from implementing energy conservation measures. Requires state governmental units to submit annual reports on the use of funds authorized pursuant to this statute as required under GS 143-64.12. Makes conforming changes to GS 143-64.12. Effective for fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Harrison.GS 143
H 655 (2013-2014) POLITICAL ROBO CALLS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ADD POLITICAL ROBO CALLS TO THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY.

Amends GS 75-101 to provide as the title indicates. Effective January 1, 2014.

Intro. by Harrison.GS 75
H 656 (2013-2014) FORFEITURE FOR SPEEDING TO ELUDE REVISIONS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REVISE THE LAWS GOVERNING THE SEIZURE, FORFEITURE, AND SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLES USED BY DEFENDANTS IN FELONY CASES INVOLVING SPEEDING TO ELUDE ARREST.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by McNeill, Faircloth.
H 657 (2013-2014) STUDY/HIGHWAY PATROL WARNING TICKETS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY TO STUDY THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ISSUANCE OF WARNING TICKETS BY THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL AND WAYS TO OFFSET SUCH COSTS.

Requires the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety to conduct a study as the title indicates. Specifies five issues to be addressed by the study. Requires a report to the 2013 General Assembly when it reconvenes in 2014.

Intro. by McNeill.STUDY
H 658 (2013-2014) USE ACTUAL ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION RESULT. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE ACTUAL CONCENTRATION RESULTS OF AN ALCOHOL SCREENING TEST MAY BE USED FOR DETERMINING IF THERE ARE REASONABLE GROUNDS FOR BELIEVING A DRIVER CONSUMED ALCOHOL OR COMMITTED AN IMPLIED CONSENT OFFENSE.

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

Intro. by McNeill.GS 20
H 659 (2013-2014) COUNTY AND CITY ETHICS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL ETHICS STANDARDS IN COUNTIES AND CITIES.

Enacts new GS 160A-88 to require all members of governing boards of cities, counties, local boards of education, unified governments, sanitary districts, and consolidated city-counties to complete a statement of economic interest as if that member were a public servant as defined in GS 138A-3. Prohibits those members from mentioning or allowing another person to mention the member's public position in nongovernmental advertising that advances the private interest of the member or others. Prohibits those members from using or allowing the use of public funds for any advertisement or public service announcement in a newspaper, on radio, television, magazines, or billboards that contain that member's name, picture, or voice, except in the case of local, state, or national emergency and only if the announcement is reasonably necessary to the member's official function; does not apply to fund-raising on behalf of and aired on public radio or public television. Also prohibits those members from using or disclosing nonpublic information gained in the course of the member's official responsibilities in a way that would affect a personal financial interest of the member or any other person.

Makes conforming changes to GS 153A-53.

Effective July 1, 2013. Requires the first statement of interest required by GS 160A-88 to be filed with the clerk to the board on or before October 1, 2013.

Intro. by Moffitt.GS 153A, GS 160A
H 660 (2013-2014) AMEND FUNERAL PROCESSION LAW. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW FUNERAL PROCESSIONS TO HAVE THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AT INTERSECTIONS REGARDLESS OF TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS OR SIGNALS AND TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY TO THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR OR FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT FOR ANY DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE ACTION OR INACTION OF A PERSON OPERATING A VEHICLE IN A FUNERAL PROCESSION.

Amends GS 20-157.1 to add definitions of funeral director and funeral establishment. Also amend the definition of funeral procession to reference a funeral establishment instead of funeral home.

Provides that when the lead vehicle in a funeral procession has lawfully progressed across an intersection, all vehicles in the procession may proceed through the intersection without stopping (removes requirement that progression be in accordance with the traffic control sign or signal).

Gives a funeral procession the right of way at intersections regardless of traffic control signs or signals, except that the operator of any vehicle in a procession must yield the right of way to emergency vehicles giving appropriate warning, and must yield the right of way when directed to do so by a law enforcement officer.

Makes a violation of specified subsections an infraction punishable by a maximum $100 fine.

Provides that a funeral director, funeral establishment, or any of their employees or agents are not liable for any death, personal injury, or property damage resulting from, caused by, or arising from any action or inaction of an operator of a vehicle in a funeral procession if (i) the funeral procession was operating in accordance with the provisions of this section or (ii) the funeral procession would have been operating in accordance with the provisions of this section but for a negligent act or omission in the operation of one or more vehicles in the funeral procession. Specifies instances when a vehicle operator is deemed to be an agent of the funeral director or establishment.

Amends GS 20-156 to require drivers to yield the right of way to any vehicle that is a part of a funeral procession.

Intro. by Alexander. GS 20
H 661 (2013-2014) REWRITE LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR LAWS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT REWRITING THE LAWS REGULATING LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS AND AUTHORIZING THE NORTH CAROLINA LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS' LICENSING BOARD TO INCREASE CERTAIN FEES AND ESTABLISH CERTAIN NEW FEES.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Boles, Samuelson, Moffitt, Alexander.
H 662 (2013-2014) LIMITED LICENSE/INSTALL BACKFLOW ASSEMBLIES. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF A LIMITED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR LICENSE TO INSTALL AND SERVICE BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLIES AND TO ALLOW COURTS TO AWARD THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PLUMBING, HEATING, AND FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTORS REASONABLE COSTS OF INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF VIOLATIONS.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Samuelson, Saine, Hager, R. Brawley.GS 89G
H 663 (2013-2014) DEFINE PRACTICE OF LAW. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO FURTHER DEFINE THE TERM "PRACTICE LAW" FOR PURPOSES OF REGULATING THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW.

Identical to S 649 filed on 4/2/13.

Amends GS Chapter 106 by adding a new Article 57B, Civil Liability for Certified Commodity Producers and Commodity Purchasers. Creates GS 106-706.1 (Definitions), providing the terms and definitions for use in this Article, including certified and commodity producer. Creates GS 106-706.2 (Limitation on liability; rebuttable presumption), providing that a commodity producer, certified as defined in this Article, will be entitled to a rebuttable presumption that the commodity producer was not negligent when death or injury is proximately caused by consumption of the producer's commodity. Creates GS 106-706.3 (Limitation on liability), providing that the liability of a certified, adequately insured producer of commodities for death or injury that is proximately caused by consumption of the commodity will not exceed $500,000.

Effective July 1, 2013, and applies to claims arising on or after that date.

Intro. by Ramsey. GS 106
H 664 (2013-2014) CELL TOWER DEPLOYMENT ACT. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE DEPLOYMENT OF MOBILE BROADBAND AND OTHER ENHANCED WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES BY STREAMLINING THE PROCESSES USED BY STATE AGENCIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO APPROVE THE PLACEMENT OF WIRELESS FACILITIES IN THEIR JURISDICTIONS.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Hager, Moffitt, W. Brawley, Alexander.
H 665 (2013-2014) INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR SALVAGED VEHICLES. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR USED VEHICLES SOLD ON A SALVAGE TITLE BY DEALERS.

Amends GS 20-183.4C (When a vehicle must be inspected; 10-day trip permit), providing that used vehicles sold on salvage title can be sold without inspection by a dealer if no repairs have been made to the vehicle after the salvage title was issued.

 

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.GS 20
H 666 (2013-2014) STUDY/SILENT ALARMS IN SCHOOLS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO STUDY THE USE OF CERTAIN SAFETY MEASURES IN SCHOOLS, INCLUDING THE INSTALLATION OF SILENT, PANIC ALARM SYSTEMS FOR USE IN LIFE-THREATENING AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.
H 667 (2013-2014) HONOR US ARMY RESERVE. Filed Apr 9 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTH BIRTHDAY OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE, HONORING THE COMMITMENT, DEDICATION, AND SERVICE TO AMERICA, AND OFFERING OUR CONTINUING SUPPORT TO OUR SOLDIERS.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.HOUSE RES
H 668 (2013-2014) HONOR TOWN OF DALLAS ON 150TH ANNIVERSARY. Filed Apr 9 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING THE FOUNDERS OF THE TOWN OF DALLAS WHILE OBSERVING THE TOWN'S ONE HUNDRED FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.HOUSE RES
H 669 (2013-2014) 2013 APPOINTMENTS BILL (NEW). Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO APPOINT PERSONS TO VARIOUS PUBLIC OFFICES UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.
H 670 (2013-2014) DSS STUDY/EXTEND FOSTER CARE TO AGE 21. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY EXTENDING THE PROVISION OF FOSTER CARE TO THE AGE OF 21.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.
H 672 (2013-2014) CHARTER SCHOOL ELECTION. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE PINNACLE CLASSICAL ACADEMY, AN EXISTING CHARTER SCHOOL, TO ELECT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND THE STATE HEALTH PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES.

As title indicates. Requires that the elections to participate be made no later than 30 days after the act's effective date and requires that they be made in accordance with GS 135-5.3 (Optional participation in the retirement system for charter schools operated by private nonprofit corporations) and GS 135-48.54 (Optional participation in the state health plan for charter schools operated by private nonprofit corporations).

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.UNCODIFIED
H 673 (2013-2014) BIOPTIC LENSES FOR DRIVERS LICENSE TESTS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTRICTED LICENSE TO AN INDIVIDUAL THAT MEETS CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE USE OF BIOPTIC TELESCOPIC LENSES.

To be summarized.

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.
H 674 (2013-2014) STUDY MEDICAID PROVIDER HEARINGS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO DIRECT THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION TO STUDY THE CONTESTED CASE PROCESS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE 3 OF CHAPTER 150B OF THE GENERAL STATUTES IN CONNECTION WITH PROVIDER APPEALS UNDER THE MEDICAID PROGRAM.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Stevens.
H 675 (2013-2014) AMEND PHARMACY LAWS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AMENDING LAWS PERTAINING TO THE REGULATION OF PHARMACY TECHNICIANS, PHARMACY AUDITS, AND PRESCRIPTIONS FOR SCHEDULE II SUBSTANCES.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Murry, Martin, Wray, Wilkins.
H 676 (2013-2014) ELIMINATE DIETETICS/NUTRITION BOARD. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ELIMINATE THE DIETETICS/NUTRITION BOARD AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO SUBMIT A STATE PLAN AMENDMENT TO THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES TO REMOVE FROM THE MEDICAID STATE PLAN ANY STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR DIETITIANS OR NUTRITIONISTS.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Harrison, Moffitt, Fisher.
H 677 (2013-2014) CONSOLIDATION OF CERTAIN FIRE DISTRICTS (NEW). Filed Apr 9 2013, AN ACT TO PERMIT COUNTIES TO CONSOLIDATE RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED UNDER ARTICLE 3A OF CHAPTER 69 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES AND FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED UNDER ARTICLE 16 OF CHAPTER 153A OF THE GENERAL STATUTES AND TO AMEND THE STATUTES GOVERNING THE NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL BOARD.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by W. Brawley, Moffitt, Stone.
H 678 (2013-2014) STUDY/ACCESS TO CREDIT. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE STATE BANKING COMMISSION TO STUDY THE ISSUES RELATED TO PROVIDING ACCESS TO CREDIT TO PERSONS OF LOW- OR MODERATE-INCOME.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Terry.
H 679 (2013-2014) UTILITIES/THE MILITARY GOOD NEIGHBOR ACT. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT PROVIDING THAT A PERSON WHO CONSTRUCTS OR OPERATES AN ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY FOR THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF PRODUCING ELECTRICITY, HEAT, OR STEAM FOR SALE TO OR FOR THE USE OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES IS NOT A PUBLIC UTILITY AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO REGULATION BY THE UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Identical to S 590 filed on 4/2/13.

Amends GS 62-3(23)a.1. to exclude from the definition for a public utility persons who construct or operate an electric generating facility for which the primary purpose is to produce electricity, heat, or steam for sale to or for the use of the Armed Forces of the United States (Armed Forces). Adds a definition to this section for Armed Forces of the United States. Makes an organizational change to recodify three subdivisions  of GS 62-3. Makes a conforming change to GS 62-110.1(g) to exempt an electric generating facility for which the primary purpose is to produce electricity, heat, or steam for sale to or for the use of the Armed Forces from the certification requirements of this statute.

Amends GS 62-110.2 to provide that nothing in this section prohibits the construction or operation of an electricity generating facility that is not a public utility under GS 62-3(23)a.1, as amended. Amends GS 62-140, adding new subsection (d) to prohibit an electric public utility from imposing any discriminatory monthly fee, standby charge, or equipment requirement on an electric generating facility with the primary purpose of producing heat, steam, or electricity for sale to or for use by the Armed Forces.

Directs the North Carolina Utilities Commission to submit a report on the activities of any person taken to construct or operate electricity generating facilities for the primary purpose of producing electricity, heat, or steam for sale to or use by the Armed Forces to the Governor and Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations no later than October 1 of each year up to and including 2018. Directs the Commission to consult with electric suppliers and the Armed Forces in preparing the report and requires the report to contain an evaluation of the activities of the suppliers of electricity, heat, or steam on the operations of incumbent suppliers and the Armed Forces.

Intro. by McGrady, Glazier, Szoka, Murry.GS 62
H 680 (2013-2014) START-UPS ACT/NEW MARKETS TAX CREDIT ACT. (NEW) Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ENACT THE JUMP‑START OUR BUSINESS START‑UPS ACT AND TO ENACT THE NEW MARKETS JOBS ACT OF 2014.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Murry, Moffitt, Shepard, Hastings.
H 681 (2013-2014) FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PILOT PROGRAM. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PILOT PROGRAM.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Cotham, Baskerville, Brandon.
H 682 (2013-2014) NEW MARKETS JOBS ACT. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ENACT NEW MARKETS JOBS INITIATIVE.

Identical to S 522 filed 3/28/13.

Adds new Article 3L, NC New Markets Job Growth Investment Initiative, to GS Chapter 105 to provide a tax credit of amounts ranging from 0 to 12% for qualified equity investments. Defines quality equity investment as an equity investment in, or long-term debt security issued by, a qualified community development entity that (1) is acquired after the act's effective date at its original issuance for cash; (2) has at least 85% of its purchase price used to make qualified low-income community investments in qualified state low-income community businesses, as specified; and (3) is designated as a qualified equity investment and certified by the Department of Commerce (Department). Defines qualified active low-income community business, qualified community development entity, and additional terms. Provides details on the tax credit and directs the Department to certify $500 million qualified equity investment. Sets out the procedure for a qualified community development entity to apply to the Department for an equity investment or long-term debt security to be designated as a qualified equity investment. Allows recapture of the credit under certain circumstances. Requires that applicants pay a refundable performance fee. Requires the Secretary to issue binding letter rulings in response to applicants requesting an interpretation of the law to a specific set of facts. Provides that an entity claiming a credit for qualified equity investment is not required to pay any additional retaliatory tax as a result of claiming the credit. Prohibits a certified qualified equity investment from being decertified unless the statute's requirements have not been met. Sets out conditions for decertification. Provides that no qualified community development entity is entitled to pay any affiliate of such entity any fees in connection with any activity under this Article prior to decertification of all qualified equity investment issued to the entity. Does not prohibit a qualified community development entity from allocating or distributing income earned by it to the affiliates or paying reasonable interest on amounts lent to the entity by such affiliates.

Effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and applies to qualified equity investments made on or after November 1, 2013.

Intro. by R. Moore, Moffitt, Murry.GS 105
H 683 (2013-2014) COMMONSENSE CONSUMPTION ACT. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO BAR CIVIL ACTIONS AGAINST PACKERS, DISTRIBUTORS, MANUFACTURERS, CARRIERS, HOLDERS, SELLERS, MARKETERS, OR ADVERTISERS OF FOOD PRODUCTS THAT COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE STATUTORY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS BASED ON CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF WEIGHT GAIN, OBESITY, A HEALTH CONDITION ASSOCIATED WITH WEIGHT GAIN OR OBESITY, OR OTHER GENERALLY KNOWN CONDITION ALLEGEDLY CAUSED BY OR ALLEGEDLY LIKELY TO RESULT FROM LONG-TERM CONSUMPTION OF FOOD; AND TO CLARIFY THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MAY NOT REGULATE THE SIZE OF SOFT DRINKS OFFERED FOR SALE.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by B. Brown, Moffitt, Ramsey.

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-04-09

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 124 (2013-2014) SHOOT GUN INSIDE/TO INCITE FEAR. Filed Feb 21 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE IT A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO DISCHARGE A FIREARM WITHIN AN ENCLOSURE WITH THE INTENT TO INCITE FEAR.

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

Changes the long and short title

Amends GS 14, Article 8, creating new GS 14-34.10, (Discharge firearm within enclosure to incite fear), providing that it is a Class E felony to willfully or wantonly discharge, or attempt to discharge, a firearm within any occupied buidling, structure, motor vehicle, or other converyance, erection, or enclosure with the intent to incite fear in another.

Intro. by Brunstetter.GS 14
S 140 (2013-2014) FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF OLDER ADULTS. Filed Feb 27 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCREASE THE RECOGNITION, REPORTING, AND PROSECUTION OF THOSE WHO WOULD DEFRAUD OR FINANCIALLY EXPLOIT DISABLED OR OLDER ADULTS, AND TO CONTINUE THE TASK FORCE ON FRAUD AGAINST OLDER ADULTS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE TASK FORCE ON FRAUD AGAINST OLDER ADULTS.

Senate amendment makes the following change to the 3rd edition.

Amends GS 53B-4 (Access to financial records), expanding to whom a written, specified notice for access to financial records can be delivered allowing the delivery of the notice to an agent for service of process listed by the financial institution in any state in which it is domiciled (previously only allowed delivery of the notice to local/in-state individuals).

 

 

 

 

Intro. by Bingham. GS 14, GS 53B, GS 108A
S 163 (2013-2014) RECLAIMED WATER AS A SOURCE WATER. (NEW) Filed Mar 4 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO DESIGNATE RECLAIMED WATER AS A SOURCE WATER UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

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

Makes technical and reorgnizational changes.

 

Intro. by Jackson, Cook, Rabin.GS 143
S 234 (2013-2014) HUNTER EDUCATION/APPRENTICE PERMIT. Filed Mar 7 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND AND CLARIFY THE HUNTER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND TO ESTABLISH A HUNTING HERITAGE APPRENTICE PERMIT.

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

Makes technical changes.

Intro. by Newton.GS 113
S 411 (2013-2014) ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR MPOS/RPOS. Filed Mar 25 2013, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEES OF METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS AND RURAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO STANDARD ETHICS PROVISIONS.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Removes Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural Transportation Planning Organizations (RPOs) from the general application of the State Government Ethics Act and requires specific ethics requirements of members serving on a transportation advisory committee of either an MPO or an RPO. Requires all individuals with voting authority who serve on an MPO and an RPO,and who are members of the Board of Transportation, to comply with GS Chapter 138A and GS 143A-350 while servingon the RPO or MPO.

Also makes technical and clarifying changes.

Intro. by Rabon, Harrington. GS 136
S 455 (2013-2014) INCREASED PENALTY/SEED LAW VIOLATIONS.-AB Filed Mar 26 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE SEED LAW.

Senatecommittee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Amends GS 106-277.24 to delete provision that violators of the seed law have the ordinary right of appeal from judgments of the district and superior courts as provided by law. Also deletes language providing that the right of appeal to superior court provided by GS 106-277.19 is not available to a violator whose seed license is ordered suspended by the court. Deletes provision that the court may order the Commissioner of Agriculture (Commissioner)to suspend the violator's seed license as provided in GS 106-277.19 for up to three years.

Amends GS 106-277.19 to provide that the Commissioner is authorized to suspend any seed license for a period of no more than three years in accordance with GS Chapter 150B. Deletes provision requiring the opportunity for a hearing before the Commissioner before a license can be revoked or refused. Also deletes provision permitting any person who is refused a license or whose license is revoked by any order of the Commissioner to appeal to the Superior Court of Wake County or the superior court of the county of residence of that person within 30 days from the issuance of that order.

Intro. by Cook, Rabin, Barefoot.GS 106
S 528 (2013-2014) CLARIFY PETIT JUROR OATH. Filed Mar 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT PETIT JURORS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE OATH SET FORTH IN THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION AND TO PROVIDE CONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE STATUTES SETTING FORTH THE OATHS TO BE TAKEN BY PETIT JURORS.

Senate committee substitute to the first edition changes the effective date to October 1, 2013 (was, when the act becomes law).

Intro. by Goolsby.GS 9, GS 11

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-04-09

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 261 (2013-2014) KANNAPOLIS/DEANNEXATION. Filed Mar 7 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT REMOVING CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF KANNAPOLIS AND ADDING THE PROPERTY TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF LANDIS.

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

Changes the long title.

Provides that the property being removed from the corporate limits of the City of Kannapolis will be added to the corporate limits of the City of Landis (previous edition, only removed the specified property and did not reapportion it).

Intro. by ford.Cabarrus, Rowan
H 671 (2013-2014) MILLS RIVER/DEANNEXATION. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT REMOVING CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF MILLS RIVER.

To be summarized at a later date.

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-04-09

LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 201 (2013-2014) STANLY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAPITAL PROJECT (NEW). Filed Mar 5 2013, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE STANLY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH STANLY COUNTY TO JOINTLY ERECT BUILDINGS ON PROPERTY OWNED BY STANLY COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

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

Changes long and short title.

Amends GS 113-291.1(c) providing that having possession of a suppressor or other lawful device designed to muffle or minimize the sound of a firearm while taking wildlife is not a violation and is not considered a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Intro. by Randleman. GS 113
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: 2013-04-09

PUBLIC BILLS

H 127: ARTS EDUCATION AS A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Serial Referral To Appropriations Stricken
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

H 137: REWARD AMT/ARREST OF FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

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

    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

H 149: CAYLEE'S LAW/REPORT MISSING CHILDREN.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Judiciary II

H 156: HONEST LOTTERY ACT.

    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

H 273: CHARTER SCHOOL/LEA ACCOUNTING OF FUNDS.

    House: Serial Referral To Finance Stricken

H 276: ZONING/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT CHANGES.

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

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

    Senate: Rec From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref to Commerce. If fav, re-ref to Judiciary I

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

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

H 298: AFFORDABLE AND RELIABLE ENERGY ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub Amend
    House: Ordered Engrossed
    House: Re-ref Com On Environment

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

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

H 322: CDL REQUIREMENTS/MILITARY EXPERIENCE.

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

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

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

H 363: HONOR FOUNDERS/SPRINGFIELD'S 150TH.

    House: Adopted

H 368: BD. OF AGRICULTURE FORESTRY/NURSERY APPTS.-AB

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

H 369: CRIMINAL LAW CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary Subcommittee B
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary Subcommittee B
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary Subcommittee B

H 379: AMEND VETERINARY PRACTICE ACT/FEES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Environment
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Environment

H 386: EVIDENCE & DNA EXPUNCTION LAWS.-AB

    House: Postponed To 04/10/2013

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

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

H 392: WARRANT STATUS/DRUG SCREEN PUBLIC ASSIST (NEW).

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

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

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

H 416: INCREASE SMALL CLAIMS AMOUNT.

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

H 439: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT JOBSITES PROGRAM.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

H 459: CHRONIC CARE COORDINATION ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Appropriations

H 460: EXPEDITE VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Elections

H 467: BREAST DENSITY NOTIFICATION & AWARENESS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

H 488: REGIONALIZATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

H 549: RECOGNIZE CHOWANOKE NATION.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 565: AMEND REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS' LAWS/FEES.

    House: Assigned To Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Military and Agriculture

H 566: HONOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES' 50TH ANNIVERSARY.

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Postponed To 04/11/2013

H 590: REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION/SHARED PARENTING.

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

H 591: REPORTING AND TERMS FOR LONG. DATA BOARD.

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

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

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

H 593: REGISTER OF DEEDS HOURS.

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

H 594: PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Commerce and Job Development, if favorable, Judiciary Subcommittee A

H 595: GOLD STAR OFFICER PROGRAM/SCHOOL VOLUNTEER.

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

H 596: HONOR EDENTON'S 300TH ANNIVERSARY.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Adopted

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

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

H 598: TRS SURCHARGE MODERNIZATION.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Public Utilities and Energy, if favorable, Finance

H 599: SUPPORTING PRAYER WEEK IN NC.

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

H 600: CONCEALED CARRY/CLERK OF COURT.

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

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

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

H 602: IMPOUNDING VEHICLES WITH LAPSED/NO INSURANCE.

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

H 603: EQUAL PAY ACT.

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

H 604: STATE IT/IP ASSETS.

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

H 605: ESTABLISH AGING SUBCOMMITTEE/HHS OVERSIGHT.

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

H 606: NONPARTISAN REDISTRICTING PROCESS.

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

H 607: REQUIRE USE OF PAPER BALLOTS.

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

H 608: ETJ POWERS LIMITED.

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

H 609: NC CANCER TREATMENT FAIRNESS ACT.

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

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

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Alcoholic Beverage Control

H 611: SUSPENSION REMOVED WHEN ELIGIBILITY MET.

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

H 612: CONFINEMENT OF ANIMALS IN MOTOR VEHICLES.

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

H 613: OMNIBUS ACT REGARDING COAL-BASED ENERGY.

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

H 614: NC AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY ACT.

    House: Filed

H 615: REMOVE REVOCATION FOR DWLR (NEW).

    House: Filed

H 616: TRANSITIONAL MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR.

    House: Filed

H 617: STATE'S RIGHT TO CLAIM SOVEREIGNTY.

    House: Filed

H 618: AMEND FIREARM RESTORATION LAW.

    House: Filed

H 619: PROTECTION AGAINST SUSPENSION OF RIGHTS.

    House: Filed

H 620: STREAMLINE SALES FOR MECHANICS LIENS.

    House: Filed

H 621: ELECTRONIC VEHICLE LIEN/TITLE.

    House: Filed

H 622: APPOINTEE SERVES AT PLEASURE OF APPOINTER.

    House: Filed

H 623: MODIFY WEIGHT LIMITS FOR LINE TRUCKS.

    House: Filed

H 624: ENABLING PATRIOTS ACT.

    House: Filed

H 625: ZONING/HEALTH CARE STRUCTURE.

    House: Filed

H 626: NOTIFY LAW ENFORCEMENT OF TOWED VEHICLES (NEW).

    House: Filed

H 627: SUPPORT IMMIGRATION REFORM.

    House: Filed

H 628: PROTECT/PROMOTE LOCALLY SOURCED BLDG. MTRL'S (NEW).

    House: Filed

H 629: AMEND DEFINITION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE PROJECT.

    House: Filed

H 630: PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR ECON. DEV.

    House: Filed

H 631: URGE ALS AWARENESS AND RESEARCH.

    House: Filed

H 632: PROPERTY OWNERS PROTECTION ACT/STUDY (NEW).

    House: Filed

H 633: VARIOUS ELECTION CHANGES.

    House: Filed

H 634: STANDARDIZE EMERGENCY HOSPITAL CODES.

    House: Filed

H 635: INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT CUSTODY ORDERS.

    House: Filed

H 636: CREEK NAME CHANGE.

    House: Filed

H 637: EXPUNCTION OF MARIJUANA OFFENSE.

    House: Filed

H 638: INCREASE MEMBERSHIP OF AREA BOARDS.

    House: Filed

H 639: WC INS. CANCELLATION/ELEC. COMMUNICATONS (NEW).

    House: Filed

H 640: REPORTING OF GIFTS.

    House: Filed

H 641: AMEND CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE/1ST DRUG OFFENSE.

    House: Filed

H 642: LOWER CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE.

    House: Filed

H 643: PROTECT OFFICERS FROM RETALIATION.

    House: Filed

H 644: PREVENT HAZARDOUS DRUG EXPOSURE.

    House: Filed

H 645: ENERGY SAVINGS CONTRACTING AMENDMENTS.

    House: Filed

H 646: AIRPORTS EXEMPT FROM LOCAL TREE ORDINANCES.

    House: Filed

H 647: NONDISCRIMINATION IN STATE/TEACHER EMPLOYMENT.

    House: Filed

H 648: VOTE CENTERS FOR SECOND PRIMARIES.

    House: Filed

H 649: SMALL GROUP HEALTH INS. TECHNICAL CHANGES.

    House: Filed

H 650: GUARANTY ASSOCIATION ACT AMENDMENTS.

    House: Filed

H 651: DISCLOSURE OF PREMIUM INCREASES DUE TO PPACA.

    House: Filed

H 652: MODIFY JUDICIAL DISCIPLINE (NEW).

    House: Filed

H 653: CITIZENS UNITED DISCLOSURES.

    House: Filed

H 654: ENERGY SAVINGS INCENTIVES/STATE AGENCIES.

    House: Filed

H 655: POLITICAL ROBO CALLS.

    House: Filed

H 656: FORFEITURE FOR SPEEDING TO ELUDE REVISIONS.

    House: Filed

H 657: STUDY/HIGHWAY PATROL WARNING TICKETS.

    House: Filed

H 658: USE ACTUAL ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION RESULT.

    House: Filed

H 659: COUNTY AND CITY ETHICS.

    House: Filed

H 660: AMEND FUNERAL PROCESSION LAW.

    House: Filed

H 661: REWRITE LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR LAWS.

    House: Filed

H 662: LIMITED LICENSE/INSTALL BACKFLOW ASSEMBLIES.

    House: Filed

H 663: DEFINE PRACTICE OF LAW.

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 664: CELL TOWER DEPLOYMENT ACT.

    House: Filed

H 665: INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR SALVAGED VEHICLES.

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Filed

H 666: STUDY/SILENT ALARMS IN SCHOOLS.

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Filed

H 667: HONOR US ARMY RESERVE.

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Filed

H 668: HONOR TOWN OF DALLAS ON 150TH ANNIVERSARY.

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Filed

H 669: 2013 APPOINTMENTS BILL (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Filed

H 670: DSS STUDY/EXTEND FOSTER CARE TO AGE 21.

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Filed

H 672: CHARTER SCHOOL ELECTION.

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Filed

H 673: BIOPTIC LENSES FOR DRIVERS LICENSE TESTS.

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Filed

H 674: STUDY MEDICAID PROVIDER HEARINGS.

    House: Filed

H 675: AMEND PHARMACY LAWS.

    House: Filed

H 676: ELIMINATE DIETETICS/NUTRITION BOARD.

    House: Filed

H 677: CONSOLIDATION OF CERTAIN FIRE DISTRICTS (NEW).

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 678: STUDY/ACCESS TO CREDIT.

    House: Filed

H 679: UTILITIES/THE MILITARY GOOD NEIGHBOR ACT.

    House: Filed

H 680: START-UPS ACT/NEW MARKETS TAX CREDIT ACT. (NEW)

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 681: FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PILOT PROGRAM.

    House: Filed

H 682: NEW MARKETS JOBS ACT.

    House: Filed

H 683: COMMONSENSE CONSUMPTION ACT.

    House: Filed

H 684: INCREASE DRIVEWAY SAFETY ON CURVY ROADS.

    House: Filed

H 685: PROHIBITED IMITATION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

    House: Filed

H 686: NC SEAFOOD PARK/NAME CHANGE.

    House: Filed

H 687: HOMELESS SHELTERS/REMOVE AGE LIMITS.

    House: Filed

H 688: AMEND CONTINUING ED REQ'S/CERT. WELL K'ORS.

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 689: ELLA BAKER VOTER EMPOWERMENT ACT.

    House: Filed

H 690: HONOR TERRY SANFORD HS.

    House: Filed

H 691: LIMIT SOLDIERS CC TUITION.

    House: Filed

H 692: AMEND PREDATORY LENDING LAW.

    House: Filed

H 693: ELIMINATE EXCEPTIONS/MED TREATMENT/MINORS.

    House: Filed

H 694: CLARIFY INPUT ON REPRO/CHARACTER ED.

    House: Filed

H 695: FAMILY, FAITH, AND FREEDOM PROTECTION ACT (NEW).

    House: Filed

H 696: HONOR THORLO'S FOUNDERS.

    House: Filed

H 697: SHOOT FIREARM NEAR SCHOOL/INCREASE PENALTY.

    House: Filed

H 698: BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR FIREFIGHTERS.

    House: Filed

H 699: CLERK SUMMONS JURORS/MAGISTRATE ELIGIBILITY.

    House: Filed

H 700: OMNIBUS STATE IT GOVERNANCE CHANGES.

    House: Filed

H 701: IT PURCHASING/CONVENIENCE CONTRACTS.

    House: Filed

S 11: ESTABLISH ORGAN DONATION MONTH.

    Signed by Gov. 4/9/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-22

S 20: GOOD SAMARITAN LAW/NALOXONE ACCESS.

    Signed by Gov. 4/9/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-23

S 24: CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION LANDFILL SITING.

    Signed by Gov. 4/9/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-25

S 33: USE OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS BY LIC. BDS.

    Signed by Gov. 4/9/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-24

S 91: PROHIBIT EXPUNCTION INQUIRY.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading

S 117: LILY'S LAW.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

S 123: CLARIFY SEX OFFENDER RESIDENCE LAW.

    Pres. To Gov. 04/09/2013

S 124: SHOOT GUN INSIDE/TO INCITE FEAR.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 140: FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF OLDER ADULTS.

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

S 163: RECLAIMED WATER AS A SOURCE WATER. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 175: BANKING LAWS CLARIFICATIONS/CORRECTIONS.

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

S 187: PM2.5 STUDIES ON HUMANS UNLAWFUL.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Health Care

S 196: HONOR RUTH GRAHAM.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Education/Higher Education

S 234: HUNTER EDUCATION/APPRENTICE PERMIT.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 240: DEVELOP RULES FOR RELEASE OF PATH MATERIALS.

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

S 336: COLLABORATION AMONG STATE DIABETES PROGRAMS.

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

S 344: VINTAGE AUTO INSPECTIONS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

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

    House: Rec From Senate

S 369: NAME CHANGE REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

S 388: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAW CHANGES--2 (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 411: ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR MPOS/RPOS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 433: PREVENT PAY FOR WEIGHT EXCEEDING ALLOWANCE.

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

S 445: ABC PERMIT ISSUANCE.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Alcoholic Beverage Control

S 450: WC/ADJUST ORGAN INJURY BENEFIT ANNUALLY.

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

S 455: INCREASED PENALTY/SEED LAW VIOLATIONS.-AB

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Judiciary II

S 520: WC/RECORD FULL IC HEARINGS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Commerce

S 528: CLARIFY PETIT JUROR OATH.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

Actions on Bills: 2013-04-09

LOCAL BILLS

H 261: KANNAPOLIS/DEANNEXATION.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

H 290: RUTHERFORD AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

H 314: AYDEN CHARTER/TERMS OF OFFICE EXTENDED.

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

H 334: BUNCOMBE CTY LOTTERY FUND USE EXPANSION (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

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

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

H 375: INCREASE ALLOWED SIZE OF PASSENGER BUSES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/10/2013

H 555: DESIGN-BUILD/BUNCOMBE.

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

H 671: MILLS RIVER/DEANNEXATION.

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Filed

S 201: STANLY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAPITAL PROJECT (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Judiciary I
    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Judiciary I

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