The conference report makes the following changes to the 3rd edition. Deletes the proposed changes to GS 136-89.183(a) which removed authorization for several Turnpike Projects and amended the process for selecting other projects. Instead amends GS 136-89.183(a)(2)a. to authorize the Turnpike Authority to design, establish, purchase, construct, operate, and maintain the Triangle Expressway, including portions known as the NC 540 Triangle Parkway and the Western Wake Freeway in Wake and Durham Counties (deleting the Southeast Extension and the specified limitations on the location of the extension from the current law). Provides that these segments make up three projects. Adds that the act is effective only if House Bill 817 (Strategic Transportation Investments) becomes law.
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|Intro. by Stam, Dollar.||GS 136|
Senate committee substitute to the 4th edition makes the following changes. Requires that Parcel 1 first be offered for purchase to the Lumbee Tribal Administration (was, to the Lumbee Tribe). Makes conforming changes, replacing Lumbee Tribe with Lumbee Tribal Administration throughout the act. Adds the requirement that of the sale proceeds that remain after the $7,300 is used for the appraisal of Parcel 1, 25% of those remaining funds are to be appropriated to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, for improvements to Parcels 2, 3, and 4, and 75% of those funds must be deposited into the Savings Reserve Account.
|Intro. by Howard.||UNCODIFIED|
Senate committee substitute makes the following change to the 2nd edition.
Makes a technical correction in Section 1, subsection (4), changing "deaf and hard of hearing" to "deaf or hard of hearing."
|Intro. by Blackwell, Farmer-Butterfield, Holloway, Martin.||UNCODIFIED|
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 4th edition. Amends GS 130A-101(a) to require that a certificate of live birth must be filed with the local registrar in the county where the birth occurs within ten days (was, within five days) after the birth.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 136-82 by adding that nothing in the statute affects the Department of Transportation's authority to collect tolls according to the fare and rate structure established in 19A NCAC 02D .0532 and in effect as of May 1, 2013.
|Intro. by Jeter, Tine, Torbett, Iler.||GS 136|
Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.
Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to reduce the rate for personal care services to fund the additional services hours authorized in the act and to remain within the budgeted amount of funds for personal care services (was, required DHHS to implement the act within available funds).
Requires DHHS, on or before August 15, 2013, to submit a Medicaid State Plan Amendment necessary to implement the act to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Requires the Amendment to have an effective date of July 1, 2013, or as soon after that date as allowed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Changes the due date for the DHHS interim report to on or before August 1, 2013 (was, on or before June 1, 2013), and adds the Fiscal Research Division to the report recipients. Makes a conforming change by removing the August 1, 2013, report on the implementation of the act.
Provides that Section 1 of the act becomes effective upon approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Medicaid State Plan Amendment. Requires DHHS to provide notice of the approval by posting the effective date of the change on its website.
|Intro. by Dollar.||UNCODIFIED|
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Further amends GS 20-70.4(b) to also allow issuance of the following 14 license plates, contingent on the receipt of at least 300 plate applications: Charlotte Checkers, flag of the USA, Mission Foundation, Morehead Planetarium, municipality plate, Native Brook Trout, NC Sportsmen Caucus, NC Cattlemen's Association, Order of the Long Leaf Pine, Red Drum, RiverLink, Town of Matthews, turtle rescue team, and YMCA. Establishes the fees for those plates and requires the funds in the Collegiate and Cultural Attraction Plate Account from the sale of each of the plates to go to specified entities for each plate.
Amends GS 20-79.4(b)(41) to change the City/County Clerk plate to the NCAMC/NCACC Clerk plate, issuable to a clerk of a municipal governing board or a clerk of a county board of commissioners of a municipality or city.
Repeals GS 20-79.4(b)(163), allowing issuance of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity plate. Makes conforming changes.
Amends GS 20-79.4(b)(172) to specify what is to appear on a register of deeds plate issued to a retired register of deeds.
Amends GS 20-79.4(b)(224) to allow for a Vietnam Veterans of America motorcycle plate.
Amends GS 20-81.12(b2) to allow for the development of a North Carolina Transportation Museum plate, contingent on receiving 300 plate applications, with revenue from the plate to be used by the museum foundation for educational programs and conservation programs and for the Museum's operating expenses.
Amends GS 20-81.12(b38) to require funds derived from the sale of the Charlotte Motor Speedway plates to go to Speedway Children's Charities.
Authorizes the Revisor of Statutes to alphabetize, number, and renumber the special registration plates in GS 20-79.4(b) to ensure that the plates are listed in alphabetical order and numbered accordingly.
|Intro. by Iler.||GS 20|
House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Changes the statute number of proposed GS 90-270.29.1 (criminal history record checks of applicants for licensure) to GS 90-270.29A and makes a conforming change.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Increases the cap on the amount that the Director of the Budget must make in budget adjustments to ensure adequate funding in the Medicaid budget to an amount not to exceed $451 million (was, $401 million) and increases the projected budget shortfall to $333 million (was, $283 million). Amends the adjustments that are required to be made to require the transfer of projected revenue over collections for the 2012-13 fiscal year in the amount of up to $94,667,122 (was, up to $44,667,122). Makes clarifying changes.
|Intro. by Burr.||APPROP|
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Clarifies throughout that Christopher J. Ayers is to be appointed as Executive Director of the Public Staff of the Utilities Commission (was, appointed as Executive Director of the Utilities Commission). Updates the act's long title.
|Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.||JOINT RES|
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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Changes the long title.
Amends GS 122C-3(20c), providing that an LME/MCO is defined as an LME/MCO that is under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) to operate the combined Medicaid Waiver program (previously, defined as an LME that has been approved by the Department).
Amends GS 122C-20.5, amending the definition for In-reach activities, providing that the term does not include education or information provided by adult care homes (previous edition stated it did not include education or information provided by adult care homes or state psychiatric hospitals to residents). Deletes the term and definition for Institution for mental disease.
Amends GS 122C-20.8, Eligibility requirements for NC Supportive Housing Program (Program), providing that the Division of Aging and Adult Services (Division) (was, the Commission on Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services) will adopt rules to establish eligibility for the program. Directs the Division to adopt temporary rules necessary to implement this article. Makes a technical change. Deletes GS 122C-20.15, Rules to implement NC Supportive Housing Program, as included in the previous edition and makes organizational changes accordingly.
Amends GS 122C-20.9, In-reach activities for supportive housing, providing that LME/MCOs have an ongoing responsibility to report back to the Department on the LME/MCO's recommended list of program participants on a daily basis (was, monthly).
Amends GS 122C-20.10, Allocation of supportive housing slots to LME/MCOs, making a technical change.
Amends GS 122C-20.11, Transition of program participants into housing slots, making a clarifying change.
Amends GS 12C-20.13, Approval of landlords and housing units, providing that the application process for landlords must include an inspection of the owners' selected housing units (was, all of the owner's available housing units) and a requirement that owners receive education information from the NC Supportive Housing Program prior to being approved as landlords (previously, owners were required to complete training).
Enacts GS 122C-20.15 (previously, 122C-20.16), Annual reporting on NC Supportive Housing Program, providing that the Department will annually, on October 1, report to the General Assembly on the numbers of individuals within each catchment area who transitioned into housing slots available through the Program (was, each LME/MCO was required to report annually on April 1 to the Department). Deletes a requirement for the Department to annually report to the General Assembly on the effectiveness of the Program.
Deletes GS 122C-20.17, Department not obligated to provide unlimited number of housing slots.
Enacts new GS 122C-20.16, NC Supportive Housing Program not an entitlement, providing that the Department will not be required to provide housing slots to individuals beyond the number that can be supported by funds appropriated by the General Assembly for this purpose. Establishes that this Program is not an entitlement and no property rights are created.
Amends the appropriations of the act, providing that $3,835,280 is appropriated from the General Fund to the Department (was, to Transitions to Community Living Housing Budget) for fiscal year 2013-14, and $5,876,000 for fiscal year 2014-15.
Amends GS 122E-3A, changing title to Community Living Housing Fund (was, Transitions to Community Living Housing Budget). Deletes the terms Individuals with disabilities and Transitions to Community Living Fund (Fund) from the definitions section. Provides that the Community Living Housing Fund is established within the Housing Finance Agency (previously, this section established the Transitions to Community Living Housing Budget within the Transitions to Community Living Fund) to pay for the transition of individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness or severe and persistent mental illness from institutional settings to integrated, community-based supported housing and to increase the percentage of targeted housing units available to individuals with disabilities for use in the Program. Amends the purposes for which the monies of the Fund can be used, providing that they must be used to either provide permanent community-based housing in integrated settings appropriate for individuals with severe mental illness and severe and persistent mental illness or to support an increase in the number of targeted units for individuals with disabilities in housing projects funded by the Housing Finance Agency from 10% to 15%. Also provides that any additional targeted units funded must be made available to the Department for use in the Program. Makes conforming changes.
Amends GS 168-18, deleting individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities from the definition for individuals with disabilities. Makes a technical change.
Appropriates from the General Fund to the Transitions to Community Living Fund $150,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year (previous edition appropriated funds from the General Fund to the Community Living Housing Budget and included a $200,000 appropriation for 2013-14). Provides that these funds will also be used to pay for assistive technology devices for individuals with disabilities who are transitioning from institutional settings (previous edition provided the funds could be used for assistive technology assessments only).
Amends the enactment clause, changing effective dates, providing that Section 3 of the act becomes effective July 1, 2014, with Section 5(b) becoming effective July 1, 2013, with the remainder effective when the act becomes law.
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Actions on Bills: 2013-05-29
H 146: BACK TO BASICS.
H 449: STATE CONTRACTS/FURNITURE.
H 475: FERRY TOLLING ALTERNATIVES.
H 556: VARIOUS SPECIAL PLATES.
H 710: WATER UTILITY RECOVERY.
S 334: DOROTHEA DIX LEASE.
Actions on Bills: 2013-05-29
H 252: ASHEVILLE TRANSFERS.
H 671: MILLS RIVER/DEANNEXATION.
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