The Daily Bulletin: 2013-05-07

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-05-07

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 60 (2013-2014) TRANSFER OF INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER PROPERTY. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO TERMINATE LEASES AT THE INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER SITE AND THEN SELL OR ALLOCATE CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE PROPERTY, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Amends Section 3 of the act, deleting an appropriation of $7,300 to the Department of Administration from the General Fund for the purpose of appraising Parcel 1.

Amends Section 4(a) of the act, replacing Lumbee Tribal Administration with Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina (Tribe). Makes related conforming changes throughout the remainder of the act.

Amends Section 5, deleting proposed distributions of the net proceeds of the sale of Parcel 1, replacing them with language that directs the net proceeds of the sale of Parcel 1 to be deposited into the General Fund.

Intro. by Howard.UNCODIFIED
H 337 (2013-2014) FORSYTH TECH REPURPOSE OF FUNDS. Filed Mar 19 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO BE USED FOR OPERATING COSTS FOR CERTAIN PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE COLLEGE.

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

Adds "lease expenses" to the list of allowable usesof the annual allocation by the Community Colleges System Office to Forsyth Tech for the operating costs of its various programs.

Intro. by Conrad, Lambeth, Hanes, Terry.APPROP
H 402 (2013-2014) TRICARE SUPPLEMENT FOR FLEX ACCOUNTS. Filed Mar 20 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE A TRICARE SUPPLEMENT TO BE OFFERED IF A PLAN OF FLEXIBLE COMPENSATION IS OFFERED BY THE STATE.

House amendment to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 115C-341.1, GS 115C-25.2, GS 116-17.2, and GS 126-95(b) to provide that if a plan of flexible compensation is offered, then a TRICARE supplement must be offered (previously, provided that a plan may offer a TRICARE supplement).

Intro. by Szoka, Dockham, Ramsey, Floyd. GS 116, GS 115C, GS 115D, GS 126
H 585 (2013-2014) PREA COMPLIANCE. Filed Apr 4 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ALL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND JUVENILE FACILITIES IN THIS STATE SHALL COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT (PREA).

House amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed changes to GS 153A-216, which required local confinement facilities to comply with the provisions of the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act. Makes a conforming change to the act's long title.

Intro. by Lewis. GS 143B, GS 148
H 609 (2013-2014) NC CANCER TREATMENT FAIRNESS ACT. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COVERAGE FOR ORALLY ADMINISTERED ANTICANCER DRUGS.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Renumbers the proposed statute as GS 58-3-282. Makes the statute applicable to every health benefit plan offered by an insurer (was, every policy or contract of accident or health insurance and every preferred provider benefit plan) that provides coverage for prescribed, orally administered anticancer drugs that are used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells and that provides coverage for intravenously administered or injected anticancer drugs. Deletes the provision that stated nothing in the statute applies to accident-only, specified disease, hospital indemnity, Medicare supplement, long-term care, disability income, or other limited benefit health insurance policies.

Changes the effective date of the act from January 1, 2014, to January 1, 2015. Adds that the act does not become effective if the act is determined by the federal government to create a state-required benefit that is in excess of the essential health benefits pursuant to 45 CFR 155.170(a)(3).

 

Intro. by Lewis, T. Moore, L. Hall, Burr.GS 58
H 611 (2013-2014) SUSPENSION REMOVED WHEN ELIGIBILITY MET. Filed Apr 8 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO EXPUNGE SUSPENSIONS AND REVOCATIONS ENTERED ON A LIMITED PERMITTEE OR PROVISIONAL LICENSEE'S DRIVING RECORD IF THE STUDENT PROVIDES THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO THE DIVISION THAT THE STUDENT MEETS THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND IF THE LIMITED PERMITTEE OR PROVISIONAL LICENSEE HAS NEVER HAD A PRIOR EXPUNCTION FROM THE PERMITTEE'S DRIVING RECORD.

House amendment makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends GS 20-13.2(c1), making clarifying and organizational changes. Provides that if the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) restores a permit or license that was revoked due to ineligibility for a driving eligibility certificate under GS 20-11(n)(1) (was, if the DMV restored a permit or license pursuant to this subsection), any record of revocation or suspension will be expunged by the DMV from the person's driving record. The DMV will not expunge a suspension or revocation record if a person has had a prior expunction from the person's driving record for any reason.

Intro. by W. Brawley.GS 20
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.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed GS 106-701(a1). Instead, amends GS 106-701 to provide that no agricultural or forestry operation or any of its appurtenances is or will become a nuisance when all of the following are met: (1) there has been a changed condition in or about the locality of the operation, (2) the operation has been in operation of more than one year, (3) the operation was not a nuisance at the time the operation began, and (4) there have been no fundamental changes to the operation. Provides that this does not apply whenever a nuisance results from the negligent or improper operation of any agricultural or forestry operation or its appurtenances. Sets out five activities that are not considered exclusions from fundamental changes to the operation. Retains changes to (b1), proposed (f), and the effective date from the previous edition. Makes a conforming change to the act's title.

Intro. by Ramsey, Presnell, Waddell.GS 106
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.

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

Directs theDivision of Motor Vehicles (DMV)to contract with a qualified vendor or vendors (was, a single vendor only)to implementa statewide electronic lien system. Makes conforming changes to reflect that the DMV may contract with a vendor or vendors. Amends the minimum standards the DMV is to set when contracting with a qualified vendor or vendors to require the DMV to issue a competitive request for proposal (RFP) to evaluate the qualifications of any vendor or vendors responsible for the ongoing support of the state electronic lien system. Permits the DMV to receive input from parties that do not respond to an RFP to establish and operate an electronic lien system.

Permits the qualified vendor or vendors to charge participating lienholders and their agents a per-transaction fee, consistent with market pricing, in an amount not more than $3.50 (was, $8.00). Permits participating lienholders and their agents to charge the borrower of a motor vehicle loan or the lessee of an automotive lease an amount that is equal to the transaction fee, plus a feethat does not exceed $4.00 for each electronic transaction where a lien is notated.

Requires a qualified vendor to have experience in directly providing electronic solutions to state motor vehicle departments or agencies (was, providingelectronic lien services to both lienholders and state motor vehicle departments or agencies). However, provides that a qualified vendor may also serve as a service provider to lienholders if all of the specified conditions are met.

Makes organizational and conforming changes.

Intro. by Jeter, W. Brawley.GS 20
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.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition make the following changes. Makes a clarifying change. Provides that the act applies to construction and renovation projects for which the bidding process is initiated on or after the date that the act becomes law.

Intro. by Presnell. GS 143
H 691 (2013-2014) LIMIT SOLDIERS CC TUITION. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO LIMIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUITION FOR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS SO THAT THE MAXIMUM RATE SHALL NOT EXCEED AVAILABLE FEDERAL TUITION ASSISTANCE.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the proposed changes to GS 116-143.3(b) and instead adds new (b3) to provide that if the amount of the out-of-state tuition rate for a community college exceeds the amount of tuition assistance available from the federal government for active duty members of the Armed Forces, the amount by which the tuition rate exceeds the amount of the assistance is waived provided that the four specified conditions are met. Provides that the amount of the tuition charged to an active duty member of the Armed Forces eligible to receive the waiver must not be lower than the in-state tuition rate.

Intro. by Szoka, Hastings, Malone, Martin.GS 116
H 693 (2013-2014) ELIMINATE EXCEPTIONS/MED TREATMENT/MINORS. Filed Apr 9 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ELIMINATE CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS FOR PARENTAL CONSENT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT OF UNEMANCIPATED MINORS UNDER THE LAWS PERTAINING TO THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.

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

Amends the title of Part 2 of Article 1A of GS 90 to read, Part 2. Parental or Judicial Consent for Abortion, Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Abuse of Controlled Substances or Alcohol, Mental Illness, and Pregnancy (was, Parental or Judicial Consent for Abortion).

Amends GS 90-21.7(a), deleting previous changes to the subsection, and now provides that no physician licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina will perform an abortion on an unemancipated minor unless the physician or agent thereof or another physician or agent first obtains the written consent of the minor and the notarized written consent of any one of the following: a parent with custody, legal guardian or legal custodian, a parent with whom the minor is living, or a grandparent with whom the minor has been living for at least six months immediately preceding the date of the minor's written consent.

Enacts new GS 90-21.7(a1), providing that, except as prohibited by federal law, unless a parent or legal guardian or legal custodian of an unemancipated minor is present with the minor and gives consent, no health care provider duly licensed in North Carolina or his or her agent will provide medical health services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of (1) sexually transmitted diseases, (2) abuse of controlled substances or alcohol, (3) mental illness, or (4) pregnancy, unless the health care provider or agent first obtains written consent of the minor and the notarized written consent of a parent with custody, legal guardian or legal custodian, a parent with whom the minor is living, or a grandparent with whom the minor has been living for at least six months immediately preceding the date of the minor's written consent.

Amends GS 90-21.7(b), making technical changes.

Amends GS 90-21.8, making technical, conforming, and clarifying changes, reflecting the requirement of obtaining notarized, written parental consent for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, abuse of controlled substances or alcohol, mental illness, or pregnancy.

Amends GS 90-21.9, providing that the parental consent requirements prescribed by GS 90-21.7(a) and GS 90-21.7(a1) do not apply when, in the best judgment of the physician, based on facts of the case before the physician, a medical emergency exists that complicates the pregnancy as to require an immediate abortion or provision of health care services.

Amends GS 90-21.9, making a conforming change.

 

Intro. by Whitmire, Fulghum, Brisson, Schaffer.GS 90, GS 122
H 716 (2013-2014) CLARIFY LAW/PROHIBIT SEX-SELECTIVE ABORTION. Filed Apr 10 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM PERFORMING OR ATTEMPTING TO PERFORM AN ABORTION WHEN THE SEX OF THE UNBORN CHILD IS A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN SEEKING THE ABORTION.

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

Provides that, notwithstanding GS 14-45.1, no person will perform or attempt to perform an abortion on a woman in North Carolina with knowledge, or an objective reason to know, that a significant factor in seeking the abortion is related to the sex of the unborn child (previously, stated that no person will knowingly or recklessly perform or attempt to perform...).  Establishes that this section will not be construed as creating an affirmative duty for a physician to inquire if the sex of the unborn child is a significant factor in seeking the abortion.

Amends GS 90-21.122, Civil remedies, deleting the "knowingly or recklessly" standard for would-be violators from subsections (a), (b), and (c).  Limits the class of people who can seek injunctive relief against violators of a provision of this Article to include a parent of the woman who received an abortion or attempted abortion in violation of this Article if the woman was a minor at the time the abortion was performed or attempted (was, parent for any woman).

Intro. by Samuelson, McElraft, Schaffer, Turner.GS 90
H 718 (2013-2014) STUDY ISSUES IN EDUCATION (NEW). Filed Apr 10 2013, AN ACT DIRECTING THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO STUDY ISSUES RELATED TO PROVIDING DUTY-FREE INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING TIME DURING REGULAR STUDENT CONTACT HOURS TO ALL CLASSROOM TEACHERS, STRATEGIES FOR PROVIDING NORTH CAROLINA WITH GREAT LEADERS FOR GREAT SCHOOLS, AND THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS; AND DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION 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.

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

Adds the requirement that the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee (Committee) study strategies for providing the state with great leaders for great schools and requires the Committee to study and make recommendations on the implementation of five specified initiatives. Specifies ten issues that the Committee must consider. Requires a report to the 2014 Regular Session of the 2013 General Assembly when it reconvenes in 2014.

Also requires the Committee to study the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the short and long term educational, economic, and regulatory impact of those changes. Specifies 25 issues that the Committee must consider. Requires a report to the 2015 General Assembly upon its convening.

Requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to study and develop recommendations on whether the use of certain safety measures, including silent panic alarm systems are necessary in each school in the state to increase student safety and to respond to life-threatening and emergency situations. Specifies four issues that DPI must consider. Requires a report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee on or before January 1, 2014.

 

Intro. by Holloway.STUDY
H 785 (2013-2014) COST-SHARING/TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS. Filed Apr 10 2013, AN ACT TO CREATE A STATEWIDE PILOT PROGRAM TO ENABLE COST‑SHARING FOR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CREATE A STATEWIDE PILOT PROGRAM FOR CONTRACTED SERVICES COST-SAVINGS.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes provisions concerning the pilot program and provides the following. Allows the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create a statewide pilot program for cost-sharing with private developers for transportation improvements in circumstances where the nature of the developer-constructed facilities are atypical in size, scope, or complexity. Requires the creation of Cost Sharing Project Boundary Delineation that identifies the properties captured in the pilot program that would be affected by the developer-constructed facilities. Allows for the creation of an allocation formula that allows for the initial developer to be reimbursed as secondary developers impact the system. Limits reimbursements to payments from a developer constructing transportation improvements at the time of driveway permit approval. Provides that nothing in the statute obligates DOT to custodial responsibility for managing or distributing monies in the application of the program. Retains the reporting requirement and effective date from the 1st edition.

Intro. by Iler, W. Brawley, Torbett. GS 136
H 817 (2013-2014) STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS (NEW). Filed Apr 10 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE ECONOMY THROUGH STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS.

House committee substitute to the 3rd edition is to be summarized.

Intro. by W. Brawley, Torbett, Iler, Shepard.
H 935 (2013-2014) NC PRE-K LAW CHANGES. Filed Apr 11 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT RENAMING THE CHILD CARE COMMISSION THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION COMMISSION, EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF THE COMMISSION TO ENCOMPASS ISSUES RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND MAKING OTHER CONFORMING STATUTORY CHANGES; REQUIRING THAT LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS SHALL BE THE SOLE CONTRACT ADMINISTRATORS FOR THE PREKINDERGARTEN (NC PRE-K) PROGRAM; AND CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF "AT-RISK" AS RELATED TO ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN NC PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM.

House amendments to the 2nd edition make the following changes.

Amendment #3 amends Section 12 of the act to add that as funds are available, in addition to the children defined as at risk, the prekindergarten program may also serve a child whose family's gross income is at or below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Amendment #4 provides that beginning July 1, 2014 (was, July 1, 2013), local partnerships must serve as the sole contract administrators of the NC Pre-K program. Makes the act effective July 1, 2014 (was, July 1, 2013).

Intro. by Burr, Avila.GS 110, GS 120, GS 143B
H 968 (2013-2014) INCREASE SUCCESSFUL CTE PARTICIPATION. Filed Apr 17 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCREASE SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPATION IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSEWORK LEADING TO INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS TO ENHANCE THE EMPLOYABILITY OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BY IMPLEMENTING A BONUS PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS.

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

Provides that it is the intent of the General Assembly to appropriate funds to implement this act (was, there is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI)specified amounts to implement the provisions of this act).

Declares that nothing in this act is to require the General Assembly to appropriate funds to implement it. Changes the effective date of this act to only become effective if the General Assembly appropriates funds in the amounts as set out in Section2 of this act for the 2013-15 fiscal biennium.Provides that if the funds are appropriated, the act becomes effective July 1, 2013, and applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

Limits the total amount of the bonus that a teacher may receive in any given year to a maximum of $2,000.

Intro. by Blackwell, Holloway, Johnson, Martin.APPROP, GS 115C
H 969 (2013-2014) BROADEN SUCCESSFUL AP PARTICIPATION. Filed Apr 17 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO BROADEN SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPATION BY STUDENTS IN ADVANCED COURSES TO HELP ELIMINATE ACHIEVEMENT AND ACCESS GAPS AND TO CREATE PERFORMANCE INCENTIVES FOR SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE IN ADVANCED COURSES.

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

Amends GS 115C-12(9)c1 to clarify that the measures of participation in Advance Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme are to be included on the annual "report card" for high schools.

Makes technical and clarifying changes to new GS 115C-83.4A. Deletes subsection (f) of this section, which required the State Board of Education (SBE)to ensure that professional development was made available to teachers of advanced courses. Directs the SBE to seek a partner (was, partners) such as the College Board and renames the Partnership as the North Carolina Advanced Placement Partnership (was, North Carolina Advanced Course Partnership). Replaces references to "advanced courses" in subsection (f), which directs the partner selected by the SBE to provide professional development and other support for teachers of AdvancedPlacement courses, with "Advanced Placement courses." Adds requirement that the selected partner provide for frequent visits to schools designated as low-performing by the SBE that are targeted by the Partnership.

Amends GS 115C-174.18 to require that every student in grades eight through ten who has taken or is in the final month of Algebra I have an opportunity to take either the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) or the ACT Testat the discretion of the local school administrative unit (LEA) and at no cost to the student (was, opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT at state expense). Restricts the maximum amount of state funds to be used for this purpose to be the costs of the PSAT/NMSQT.

Provides that it is the intent of the General Assembly to appropriate funds to implement this act (was, there is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI)specified amounts to implement the provisions of this act). Designates $1.5 million to be used by the NC Advanced Placement Partnership (Partnership) to carry out its responsibilities under this act (was, designated $1.5 million tobe used bythe Partnership for professional development for teachers of advanced courses).

Requires that the SBE's annual report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee include the Partnership's report to DPI on the Partnership's implementation of its responsibilities under this act and the SBE's assessment of that report.

Makes additional conforming changes.

Declares that nothing in this act is to require the General Assembly to appropriate funds to implement it. Changes the effective date of this act to only become effective if the General Assembly appropriates funds in the amounts as set out in Section 4 of this act for the 2013-15 fiscal biennium.Provides that if the funds are appropriated, the act becomes effective July 1, 2013, and applies beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

Intro. by Blackwell, Holloway, Johnson, Martin.APPROP, GS 115C
H 1009 (2013-2014) FRATERNAL ORDER IMPROVEMENTS EXEMPTION. Filed May 7 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM PROPERTY TAX THE VALUE OF IMPROVEMENTS OWNED BY FRATERNAL ORDERS IF LOCATED ON LAND OWNED BY THE STATE.

As title indicates. Effective for taxable years beginning on or after July 1, 2013.

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.GS 105
H 1010 (2013-2014) HONOR LEANDER RESPASS. Filed May 7 2013, A HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF LEANDER ALTON RESPASS, THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER IN THE ELIZABETH CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.HOUSE RES
H 1011 (2013-2014) GOVERNMENT REORG. AND EFFICIENCY ACT. Filed May 7 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE GOVERNMENT REDUCTION AND EFFICIENCY ACT OF 2013.

To be summarized.

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

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PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 101 (2013-2014) WC/INFLATION INDEXING FOR ORGAN INJURY/LOSS (NEW). Filed Feb 19 2013, AN ACT TO ACCOUNT FOR INFLATION BY ADJUSTING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION PERMITTED UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT FOR THE LOSS OF, OR PERMANENT INJURY TO, ANY IMPORTANT EXTERNAL OR INTERNAL ORGAN AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF SAID COMPENSATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX.

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

Amends GS 19A-2, as amended by SL 2013-3,to providethat the venue for any action filed under this Article (was, this Chapter) is to be in the countywhere the violation is alleged to have taken place (was, in the county in superior courtwhere the violation is alleged to have taken place). Amends GS 20-171.19(a) to clarify that the subsection applies to the operation of an all-terrain vehicle on a public street, highway, or public vehicular area when that operation is otherwise permitted by law.Makes a technical change toGS 115D-12(a), replacing the phrase "Chapter 115D of the General Statutes" with "this Chapter."

Inserts gender-neutral language in the catchline of GS 143B-721, replacing "chairman" with "chair." Makes a technical correction to Section 1.(b). of SL 2013-1, adding an omitted word.

S 199 (2013-2014) ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPS/MEMBER CONTROL. Filed Mar 5 2013, AN ACT EXEMPTING ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATIONS FROM INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANNING REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE UTILITIES COMMISSION AND RETURNING OVERSIGHT OF THE CORPORATIONS TO THEIR MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed deletion in GS 62-42, which removed the provision including electric membership corporations operating in the state under the term "public utility" for the purposes of the statute. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

Intro. by Meredith, Brown, McLaurin. GS 62
S 252 (2013-2014) INCREASE PENALTY/CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CRIMES. Filed Mar 11 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCREASE THE CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition make the following changes. Limits the statutory violations that are punishable as a Class G felony to violations of (a)(14), which makes it unlawful for an employee of a registrant or practitioner who is authorized to possess controlled substances or has access to controlled substances by virtue of his employment to embezzle or fraudulently or knowingly and willfully misapply or divert to his own use or other unauthorized or illegal use or to take, make away with, or secrete, with intent to embezzle or fraudulently or knowingly and willfully misapply or divert to his own use or other unauthorized or illegal use, any controlled substance which shall have come into his possession or under his care. The previous edition made all intentional violations of the statute a Class G felony.

Intro. by J. Davis.GS 90
S 264 (2013-2014) ABATE NUISANCES/DRUG SALES FROM STORES. Filed Mar 12 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE NUISANCE LAWS TO CLOSE DOWN BUSINESSES THAT REPEATEDLY SELL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

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

Deletes changes to GS 90-112, which authorized forfeiture of real property in drug cases. Deletes proposed new GS 15A-534.7, whichprovides for determining bond and other conditions of release for a defendant who owns or has operational control of a place of business at which the controlled substance that is the basis for the charge against the defendant was located.

Amends GS 15A-533 to create a rebuttable presumption that no condition of pretrial release will reasonably assure the person's appearance and the community's safety if the person is charged with manufacturing, selling, or delivering or possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a controlled substance, and a judicial official finds that (1) the personowns or has operational control of aplace of business, (2) the controlled substance that is the basis for the charge was located at the place of business, and (3) either of the following: the person is out on pretrial release for a prior charge under GS 90-95(a)(1) or has a prior conviction for a violation of GS 90-95(a)(1) and the controlled substance that was the basis for the prior charge/conviction was located at the place of business. Provides that persons considered for bond under the provisions of subsections (d), (e), and (f) of this section may only be released by a district or superior court judge under specified criteria. Defines a place of business as any location where the public may purchase, lease, or utilize goods, services, or other thing of value. Effective December 1, 2013, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.

Intro. by Brown. GS 15A, GS 19
S 337 (2013-2014) NC CHARTER SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD (NEW). Filed Mar 14 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE THE NORTH CAROLINA CHARTER SCHOOLS ADVISORY BOARD AND MAKE OTHER CHANGES TO CHARTER SCHOOL LAWS.

Senate amendments make the following change to the 3rd edition.

Amendment #1 makes the following changes.

Deletes proposed GS 115C-238.29A1, North Carolina Public Charter Schools Board established, from the previous edition.

Amends GS 115C-238.29A, renaming Chapter to Purpose of charter schools and establishment of North Carolina Public Charter Schools Board.  Creates the 11-member North Carolina Public Charter Schools Board (Charter Board), located in the Department of Public Instruction but exercising its powers and duties independently of the State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction. Includes the State Superintendent of Public Instruction as a secretary and nonvoting member. Sets out membership qualifications, terms of office, filling of vacancies, and meeting times and provides for officers and removal of members. Sets the Office of Charter Schools as the principal administrative unit under the direction of the Charter Board. Establishes the Charter Board's duties, including overseeing the process for accepting and approving applications for charters and overseeing the process for monitoring the operation of charter schools. Gives the State Board of Education veto power (with three-fourths vote) over any action adopted by vote of the Charter Board if the State Board's veto is taken within 45 days of the date of the Charter Board's vote to adopt the action. Makes a conforming change.

Senate amendment #2 makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Provides that during its first year of operation, a charter school may give enrollment priority to children of the initial members of the charter school's board of directors, so long as (i) these children are limited to no more than 10% of the school's total enrollment or to 20 students, whichever is less, and (ii) the charter school is not a former public school (was, is not a former public or private school).

Senate amendment #3 makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Amends GS 115C-238.29E(e), to provide that if a charter school has requested to lease available buildings or land and is unable to reach an agreement with the local board of education, the charter school has the right to appeal to the board of commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the building or land is located. The board will have the final decision-making authority on the leasing of the available building or land (previously, provided that at the request of the charter school, a local board of education in the LEA where the charter school will be located must lease any available land or building to the charter school for $1 per year unless the board demonstrates that such a lease is not economically or practically feasible.  Also provided that if the local board leases the facility to a charter school for $1.00 per year, the charter school is responsible for maintenance and insurance for the school facility).

Senate amendment #5 makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Amends GS 115C-238.29F(e), Employees, deleting the proposed provisions in subsection (6) and providing that if the local board of education where the charter school is located adopts policies requiring criminal history checks under GS 115C-332, then the board of directors of each charter school in that LEA must adopt a policy mirroring the local board of education's requirement of criminal history checks. Directs each charter school board of directors to apply its mirroring policy uniformly to applicants for employment. Allows conditional employment while checking a person's criminal history and making a decision based on the check.

 

 

 

Intro. by Tillman, Soucek.GS 105, GS 115C
S 372 (2013-2014) OMNIBUS COUNTY LEGISLATION. Filed Mar 19 2013, AN ACT TO REQUIRE NOTICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT FROM COUNTY BOARDS WHEN PERMITS FOR LAND APPLICATION OF WASTE WITHIN THAT COUNTY ARE ISSUED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION; TO INCREASE THE THRESHOLD FOR DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INFORMAL BID PROCEDURES AND CLARIFY THAT THE DEPARTMENT'S POLICY CONCERNING PARTICIPATION BY DISADVANTAGED MINORITY-OWNED AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES APPLY TO CONTRACTS LET USING THOSE PROCEDURES; AND TO STUDY STATE PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES OF PUBLIC LANDS.

Senate amendment #1 makes the following change to the 2nd edition. Amends GS 136-28.1(a) to provide that all contracts that are more than $2.5 million (was, over $1.2 million) that may belet by the Department of Transportation (DOT)for construction, maintenance, operations, or repair necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter must be let to a responsible bidder after public advertising under rules and regulations made and published by the DOT.

Senate amendment #2 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Changes the long title. Amends GS 136-28.4(c) to define contract as including, but not limited to, contracts let to bidders under the procedures set out in GS 136-28.1(a) and (b), as amended in this act. Makes organizational changes to accommodate insertion of new subdivision defining contract.

Intro. by J. Davis. STUDY, GS 136, GS 143
S 420 (2013-2014) UI LAWS ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES (NEW). Filed Mar 26 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND CLARIFYING CHANGES TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAWS.

Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 96-90.2 to reinstate the deleted provision that provides that an employers' reserve ration percentage is the employers' reserve ratio multiplied by sixty-eight hundredths. Makes clarifying changes.

Intro. by Clark.GS 96
S 490 (2013-2014) EXCLUDE CUSTOM SOFTWARE FROM PROPERTY TAX (NEW). Filed Mar 27 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXCLUDE CUSTOM SOFTWARE FROM PROPERTY TAX.

Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition make the following changes. Removes proposed deletions in GS 105-275 and instead amends GS 105-275 to exclude from tax the development of software or any modifications to software, whether done by the taxpayer or by a third party, to meet the customer's specified needs. Update the act's titles.

Intro. by Gunn, Barefoot, Walters.GS 105
S 530 (2013-2014) PROHIBIT E-CIGARETTE SALES TO MINORS. Filed Mar 28 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO-DERIVED PRODUCTS AND VAPOR PRODUCTS TO MINORS.

Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends the definition of vapor product to be any noncombustible product (was, noncombustible product containing nicotine) that employs a mechanical heating element, battery, or electronic circuit that can be used to heat a liquid nicotine solution contained in a vapor cartridge. Also amends GS 14-313(b2) so that it applies to the internet distribution (was, internet sale) of tobacco products, tobacco-derived products, vapor products, or components of vapor products.

Intro. by Goolsby.GS 14
S 648 (2013-2014) NC COMMERCE PROTECTION ACT OF 2014 (NEW). Filed Apr 2 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE TRANSPARENCY IN CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND PRIVATE ATTORNEYS, TO PREVENT THE ABUSE OF PATENTS, TO ALLOW FOR SHAREHOLDER ASSENT TO EXCLUSIVE FORUM, AND TO LIMIT ASBESTOS-RELATED LIABILITIES FOR CERTAIN SUCCESSOR CORPORATIONS.

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

Changes long title.

Changes the section number of proposed GS 14-105.1, Employment Fraud, to GS 66-67.6, and makes the following proposed changes. Provides that, for the criminal penalties provided for in GS 66-67.6, first convictions that previously resulted in a Class 1 misdemeanor will now result in a civil penalty of $10,000. Also provides that second or subsequent convictions under this section which previously resulted in a Class I felony will now result in a civil penalty of $50,000. Provides that confidential information or any other information from recordings turned over to law enforcement, pursuant to subsection (c), will not be admissible in any criminal proceedings for an offense based on any violation of this section, nor can it be used to initiate or facilitate prosecution of an offense under this section.  Also provides that information obtained from a recording produced, procured, or otherwise made in violation of this section is not considered a waiver of proprietary trade secrets or any legal privileges held by the employer.

Amends GS 24-5, Interest on judgments, creating new GS 25-5(a2), which provides that in actions brought to recover damages for personal injury or wrongful death, the amount of the judgment designated as compensatory damages for past economic damages bears interest starting 90 days after the action is commenced, until the judgment is satisfied, at a per annum rate of 5%. No other portions of a monetary judgment in an action for personal injury or wrongful death will bear interest.  Makes conforming changes.

Amends GS 114-9.3, Definitions, providing the following new terms and definitions, contingency fee contract and state agency. Amends the definition of a government attorney, defining it as an attorney employed by the state as a staff attorney in a state agency.

Amends GS 114-9.4, Procurement, providing that a state agency (was, Attorney General) cannot enter into a contingency fee contract with a private attorney unless the Attorney General makes a written determination prior to the contract that provides contingency fee representation is cost-effective and in the public's best interest.

Amends GS 114-9.5, Contingency fees, providing that the Attorney General cannot give permission under GS 114-2.3 for a state agency to enter into a contingency fee contract that exceeds specified fee benchmarks.

Amends GS 114-9.6, Control, providing that the Attorney General cannot give permission under GS 114-2.3 for a state agency to enter into a contingency fee contract unless six specified requirements are met throughout the contract period, including but not limited to, the government attorney retaining the full authority to reject any decisions made by the private attorney. Makes clarifying changes.

Amends GS 114-9.7, Oversight, making a technical and conforming change.

 

 

Intro. by Jackson, Meredith, J. Davis. GS 24, GS 66, GS 75, GS 114

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-05-07

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-05-07

LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 136 (2013-2014) GRAHAM OCCUPANCY TAX CHANGES (NEW). Filed Feb 26 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE AUTHORITY OF GRAHAM COUNTY TO LEVY AN OCCUPANCY TAX.

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

Changes short and long titleS.

Deletes all provisions of the previous edition.

Amends subsection 1(a) of SL 1985-969, as it applies to Graham County, providing that the Graham County Board of Commissioners can adopt a resolution to levy an occupancy tax to 6% (was, 3%), subject to the 10 days' public notice and public hearing requirements.

Applies to Graham County only.

 

Intro. by J. Davis.Graham
S 315 (2013-2014) MUNICIPAL SERVICES (NEW). Filed Mar 13 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A PROPERLY SUBMITTED VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION PETITION IS DEFEATED BY VOTE OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNING BODY THE MUNICIPALITY MUST PROVIDE SOME MUNICIPAL SERVICES UPON PAYMENT OF DEFINED COSTS, TO LEGISLATIVELY ANNEX CERTAIN PROPERTY TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF DURHAM THAT WAS PETITIONED FOR ANNEXATION, AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DURHAM TO ALLOW THE CITY TO DELAY THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF VOLUNTARY ANNEXATIONS, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF DURHAM TO USE DESIGN-BUILD DELIVERY METHODS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A POLICE HEADQUARTERS AND ANNEX FACILITY, TWO POLICE SERVICE CENTERS, AND A 911 FACILITY, AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF DURHAM TO CONSTRUCT WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT PROJECTS WITHOUT COMPLYING WITH SPECIFIED PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 8 OF CHAPTER 143 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, AND CONCERNING NOTES OR DEEDS OF TRUST TO RESERVE WASTEWATER TREATMENT CAPACITY.

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

Makes a technical change, correcting a grammatical error.

Intro. by McKissick, Woodard. Durham
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: 2013-05-07

PUBLIC BILLS

H 9: SPEAKER/PRO TEM TERM LIMITS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

H 13: STATE AGENCY PROPERTY USE/BIENNIAL REPORT.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

H 60: TRANSFER OF INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER PROPERTY.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

H 101: SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

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

    House: Concurred In S/Com Sub
    House: Ordered Enrolled

H 179: JOINT AGENCIES SALES & EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.

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

H 217: CRIMINAL LAW/PROCEDURE AMENDMENTS.

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

H 220: DESIGNATE NC FRAGILE X AWARENESS DAY.

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

H 243: LIENS/SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 05/09/2013

H 254: ZONING CHANGES/NOTICE TO MILITARY BASES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 330: PLANNED COMMUNITY ACT/DECLARANT RIGHTS.

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

H 337: FORSYTH TECH REPURPOSE OF FUNDS.

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

H 357: RETIREMENT GOVERNANCE CHANGES ACT OF 2013.-AB

    House: Postponed To 05/08/2013

H 358: RETIREMENT TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.-AB

    House: Postponed To 05/08/2013

H 361: JUSTICE REINVESTMENT TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.-AB

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

H 402: TRICARE SUPPLEMENT FOR FLEX ACCOUNTS.

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed

H 405: JUDGE AND CLERKS/CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT (NEW).

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

H 484: PERMITTING OF WIND ENERGY FACILITIES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Finance

H 505: EXTEND DSWC ANIMAL WASTE INSPECTIONS (NEW).

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

H 514: HONOR PETE CUNNINGHAM.

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

H 515: AMEND CREDIT UNION LAWS.

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

H 532: NO DRINKING IN EMS & LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES.

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

H 585: PREA COMPLIANCE.

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

H 609: NC CANCER TREATMENT FAIRNESS ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

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

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 611: SUSPENSION REMOVED WHEN ELIGIBILITY MET.

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed

H 614: NC AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY ACT.

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

H 621: ELECTRONIC VEHICLE LIEN/TITLE.

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

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

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

H 665: INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR SALVAGED VEHICLES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

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

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

H 687: HOMELESS SHELTERS/REMOVE AGE LIMITS.

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

H 691: LIMIT SOLDIERS CC TUITION.

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

H 692: AMEND PREDATORY LENDING LAW.

    House: Postponed To 05/08/2013

H 693: ELIMINATE EXCEPTIONS/MED TREATMENT/MINORS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

H 696: HONOR THORLO'S FOUNDERS.

    House: Adopted

H 700: OMNIBUS STATE IT GOVERNANCE CHANGES.

    House: Postponed To 05/08/2013

H 706: PRESERVE LANDFILL SPACE.

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

H 716: CLARIFY LAW/PROHIBIT SEX-SELECTIVE ABORTION.

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed

H 718: STUDY ISSUES IN EDUCATION (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

H 720: HONOR DAVIDSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

H 734: INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS TO IMPROVE VOTER ROLLS.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 743: UI LAWS ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES.

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

H 755: LEGAL NOTICES/REQUIRE INTERNET PUBLICATION

    House: Postponed To 05/15/2013

H 785: COST-SHARING/TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

H 805: BAN SMOKING IN FOSTER CARE SETTING/INFANTS.

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

H 807: BUILDING CODE COUNCIL/POST CODE ONLINE.

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

H 817: STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 3
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

H 829: SALE OF GROWLERS BY CERTAIN ABC PERMITTEES.

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

H 830: ADOPT STATE SYMBOLS.

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

H 935: NC PRE-K LAW CHANGES.

    House: Amend Adopted A3
    House: Amend Adopted A4
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed

H 937: AMEND VARIOUS FIREARMS LAWS.

    House: Amend Tabled A6
    House: Amend Tabled A7
    House: Amend Tabled A8
    House: Amend Tabled A9
    House: Amend Tabled A10
    House: Amend Tabled A11
    House: Amend Tabled A12
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 968: INCREASE SUCCESSFUL CTE PARTICIPATION.

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

H 969: BROADEN SUCCESSFUL AP PARTICIPATION.

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

H 1009: FRATERNAL ORDER IMPROVEMENTS EXEMPTION.

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Filed

H 1010: HONOR LEANDER RESPASS.

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Filed

H 1011: GOVERNMENT REORG. AND EFFICIENCY ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav. For Introduction
    House: Filed

S 32: PERIODIC REVIEW AND EXPIRATION OF RULES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 35: HONOR ED JONES.

    Ratified
    Ch. Res 2013-10

S 58: CLARIFY STATUTE OF REPOSE (NEW).

    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Rec From Senate

S 83: ENCOURAGE VOLUNTEER CARE IN FREE CLINICS.

    Pres. To Gov. 05/07/2013

S 91: PROHIBIT EXPUNCTION INQUIRY.

    House: Conf Report Adopted
    Senate: Conf Report Adopted
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 101: WC/INFLATION INDEXING FOR ORGAN INJURY/LOSS (NEW).

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Engrossed
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013
    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Engrossed
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

S 193: MODIFY P3 ETHICS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

S 199: ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPS/MEMBER CONTROL.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 252: INCREASE PENALTY/CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CRIMES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 264: ABATE NUISANCES/DRUG SALES FROM STORES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 285: DWI CASES/NO ILAC REQUIRED (NEW).

    House: Rec From Senate

S 320: IMPROVE ED. FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF.

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

S 337: NC CHARTER SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD (NEW).

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Amend Adopted A3
    Senate: Amend Failed A4
    Senate: Amend Adopted A5
    Senate: Amend Failed A6
    Senate: Amend Failed A7
    Senate: Amend Failed A8
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Engrossed

S 354: REVISE AUDITOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES.-AB

    House: Rec From Senate

S 372: OMNIBUS COUNTY LEGISLATION.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Engrossed

S 411: ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR MPOS/RPOS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Serial Referral To Government Stricken
    House: Re-ref Com On Ethics

S 420: UI LAWS ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 443: DISPOSITION OF ABANDONED FIREARMS (NEW).

    House: Rec From Senate

S 454: REGISTRATION OF PETROLEUM DEVICE TECHNICIANS.-AB

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 465: PROHIBIT USE OF TAX ZAPPER SOFTWARE.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 476: NC CAPTIVE INSURANCE ACT.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 483: DOJ LEASES/SETOFF DEBT (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 486: PERTUSSIS EDUCATION & AWARENESS.

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

S 489: CONSUMER FINANCE ACT AMENDMENTS.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 490: EXCLUDE CUSTOM SOFTWARE FROM PROPERTY TAX (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 493: 2014 REGULATORY REFORM ACT (NEW).

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

S 530: PROHIBIT E-CIGARETTE SALES TO MINORS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 547: ENERGY SAVINGS CONTRACTING AMENDMENTS.

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

S 557: NC PRE-K FUNDING PILOT (NEW).

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

S 558: TREASURER'S INVESTMENTS.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 574: GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION/MODIFY RESPONSE (NEW).

    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Rec From Senate

S 581: ESTABLISH HISTORICAL BOILERS LICENSING ACT

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources. If fav, re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget

S 612: REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 2013.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Regulatory Reform

S 634: INCREASE PENALTIES/UTILITIES THEFT (NEW).

    House: Rec From Senate

S 635: TRANSMISSION LINE OWNERSHIP.

    House: Postponed To 05/08/2013

S 636: WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMM. PENALTY CHANGES.

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

S 648: NC COMMERCE PROTECTION ACT OF 2014 (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

Actions on Bills: 2013-05-07

LOCAL BILLS

H 133: CHARLOTTE AIRPORT COMMISSION CLARIFICATIONS.

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

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

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

H 314: AYDEN CHARTER/TERMS OF OFFICE EXTENDED.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 418: BUNCOMBE CULTURE & REC. AUTHORITY (NEW).

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

H 537: EDENTON-CHOWAN SCH. BD. TERMS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/08/2013

H 671: MILLS RIVER/DEANNEXATION.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading

S 136: GRAHAM OCCUPANCY TAX CHANGES (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Finance

S 288: WAKE COMM VACANCY & ABERDEEN ZONING (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 310: 2ND SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1ST.

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

S 314: DURHAM COUNTY WATER/WASTEWATER PLANT PROJECTS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 315: MUNICIPAL SERVICES (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 380: CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INT'L AIRPORT COMMISSION

    Senate: Reptd Fav

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