The Daily Bulletin: 2013-06-12

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-06-12

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 57 (2013-2014) CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM SOLVENCY AND SUPPORT. Filed Jan 31 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT (1) TO PROHIBIT LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS FROM ASSESSING INDIRECT COSTS TO A CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM UNLESS THE PROGRAM IS FINANCIALLY SOLVENT AND (2) TO PROMOTE OPTIMAL PRICING FOR CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM FOODS AND SUPPLIES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION.

Senate committee substitute to the second edition to be summarized.

Intro. by Howard. GS 115C
H 428 (2013-2014) NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL BUS SAFETY ACT. Filed Mar 26 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE PUNISHMENT FOR PASSING A STOPPED SCHOOL BUS IN VIOLATION OF G.S. 20-217 SHALL INCLUDE A FINE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, A REVOCATION OF THE PERSON'S DRIVERS LICENSE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND DISQUALIFICATION OF THE PERSON'S COMMERCIAL DRIVING PRIVILEGES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL WITHHOLD THE REGISTRATION RENEWAL OF A PERSON WHO FAILS TO PAY ANY FINE IMPOSED PURSUANT TO G.S. 20-217; AND TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO USE THE PROCEEDS OF ANY FINES COLLECTED FOR VIOLATIONS OF G.S. 20-217 TO PURCHASE AUTOMATED CAMERA AND VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEMS TO INSTALL ON SCHOOL BUSES.

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

Amends GS 20-217(g2) to add that failure to pay costs (as well as fines) imposed under the statute will result in the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) withholding registration renewal. Specifies that the clerk of superior court in the county where the case was disposed must notify DMV of a person failing to pay a fine or costs within 20 days of the date specified in the court's judgment. Requires the DMV to continue to withhold registration renewal until the clerk of superior court notifies the DMV that the person has satisfied the applicable conditions of GS 20-24.1(b) (which includes conditions similar to those specified in the previous edition).

Makes a clarifying change to GS 20-54(11).

Intro. by Hanes, Lambeth. GS 20
H 433 (2013-2014) LAND USE SURROUNDING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS. Filed Mar 26 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO SUPPORT THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ARMED FORCES AND TO MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE THE MILITARY'S PRESENCE IN NORTH CAROLINA BY REGULATING THE HEIGHT OF BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES LOCATED IN AREAS THAT SURROUND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN THE STATE.

Conference report to be summarized.

Intro. by J. Bell, Stam, McElraft, Whitmire.GS 143
H 565 (2013-2014) AMEND REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS' LAWS/FEES. Filed Apr 3 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWS REGULATING REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS.

House committee substitute to the first edition to be summarized.

Intro. by Szoka, Howard, B. Brown, Saine.GS 93E, GS 114
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.

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

Changes the long title.

Deletes all of the provisions of the previous edition.

Enacts GS 20-219.20 in new Article 7A, of GS Chapter 20, titled Notification of Towing, requiring a tower that is towing a vehicle at the request of a person other than the owner or operator to provide the following information to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction before moving the vehicle:

(1) a description of the vehicle,

(2) the place the vehicle was towed from,                                                 

(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.

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 law enforcement agency can be provided within 30 minutes of moving the vehicle rather than before moving the vehicle. If a caller to the local law enforcement agency can provide the information required under (1) and (2) found above, then the local law enforcement agency must provide to the caller the information provided under (3) and (4). Requires the local law enforcement agency to keep the information required under this subsection for no less than 30 days from the date on which the tower provided the information. Provides that the above provisions will not apply to vehicles that are towed at the direction of a law enforcement officer or to vehicles removed from a private lot where signs are posted in accordance to GS 20-219.2(a). Provides for a $100 fine for a violation of the above provisions.

Amends 20-219.2, Removal of unauthorized vehicles from private lots, requiring that the signs required to be posted pursuant to this section must be legible and at all entrances. Also provides that the provisions of the statute are not effective until 72 hours after the required signs are posted.

Provides that the act is effective December 1, 2013, and applies to violations committed on or after that date.

Intro. by Moffitt.GS 20
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.

Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 5th edition.

Provides that a small employer carrier, in developing and adjusting premiums for specified small employer group health benefit plans, can make adjustments to premiums for "tobacco use", except that the rate cannot vary by more than one and one-fifteenth to one (was, one and one-half to one).

Amends GS 58-50-130(a), providing that no small employer carrier, insurer, subsidiary of an insurer, or controlled individual of an insurance holding company can provide stop loss, catastrophic, or reinsurance coverage to small employers who employ fewer than 26 eligible employees that does not comply with the underwriting, rating, and other applicable standards in this Act (previously, only referred to small employers, with no number of employees mentioned).

 

Intro. by Collins, Dockham. GS 58
H 725 (2013-2014) YOUNG OFFENDERS REHABILITATION ACT. Filed Apr 10 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE JUVENILE JURISDICTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE, TO CREATE A PILOT CIVIL CITATION PROCESS FOR JUVENILES, AND TO RAISE THE AGE OF JUVENILE JURISDICTION TO INCLUDE SIXTEEN- AND SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLDS WHO HAVE COMMITTED MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Adds a $25,000 cap on the amount of funds that the Division of Juvenile Justice may use to carry out the study and devise an implementation plan.

Intro. by Avila, Moffitt, Mobley, D. Hall.STUDY, GS 5A, GS 7B, GS 14, GS 143B
H 743 (2013-2014) UI LAWS ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES. Filed Apr 10 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND CLARIFYING CHANGES TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAWS.

Senate amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. Amends proposed language in SL 2013-2, Section 11, by making a technical change.

Intro. by Howard.GS 96
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.

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

Amends new subsection (j) to GS 136-28.6 to authorize the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create a statewide pilot program for participation in cost-sharing for transportation improvements in connection with driveway permits (was, authorized the DOT to create a statewide pilot program for cost-sharing with private developers for transportation improvements under certain circumstances). Authorizes the DOT to create a fair share allocation formula and other procedures to facilitate the pilot program. Requires the formula to uniformly determine the value of transportation improvements and apportion these costs, on a project-by-project basis, among applicable parties including the DOT and private property developers (was, required the allocation formula to apportion costs equitably among the private property developers based on the value of the transportation improvement they have constructed). Provides that the transportation improvement projects developed under the pilot program may include the provision of ingress and egress to new private development prior to the acceptance of the improved portion of the roads constructed to provide access to the development by the state or local government for maintenance as a public street or highway.

Amends new subsection (k) to delete language limiting reimbursements to payments from a developer constructing transportation improvements at the timeof the driveway permit approval.

Provides that the bill does not require that DOT assume custodial responsibility for managing or distributing funds in the application of this program. Also provides that this act does not require a private developer to participate in the pilot program in order to obtain a driveway permit or other approval from DOT or any local government. Requires DOT to report on the pilot program to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and the Fiscal Research Division of the Legislative Services Commission no later that the convening date of the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

Adds a new Section 2 to this act, which allows DOT to create and study a statewide pilot program for contracted services cost savings for the 2013-14 budget cycle. Requires DOT to make efforts to reduce their existing maintenance, repair, operation, and service costs by at least 10% by implementing cost-effective and streamlined procurement strategies, as the act provides. Specifies steps that DOT must take to obtain the required reduction. Specifies facility maintenance, repair, operation, and service contracts that may be subject to the section's requirements. Requires DOT to report to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee, the Fiscal Research Division, and the Governor by December 31, 2014. Provides that if DOT achieves the savings provided for in the act, DOT may retain the saved funds and use the funds for any authorized purpose.

Intro. by Iler, W. Brawley, Torbett. STUDY, 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.

Senate committee substitute to the 7th edition makes the following changes.

Amends GS 136-189.10 as follows. Amends the definition of regional impact projects to (1) include rail lines spanning two or more counties not included as a statewide strategic mobility project (was, freight capacity and safety improvements to rail corridors spanning two or more counties not included as a statewide strategic mobility project) and (2) adds public transportation services that span two or more counties and that serve more than one municipality; such expenditures must not exceed 10% of any distribution region allocation. Amends the definition of division needs projects to (1) include rail lines not included as a statewide strategic mobility project or a regional impact project (was, freight capacity and safety improvements to rail corridors not included as a statewide strategic mobility project or a regional impact project) , (2) include public transportation service not included as a statewide strategic mobility project or a regional impact project (was, public transportation service improvements, facilities, and equipment), and (3) adds multimodal terminals and stations serving passenger transit systems.

Amends GS 136-189.11 to add federal state Planning and Research Program funds to those that are excluded from the transportation investment strategy formula.

Amends the bicycle and pedestrian limitation to provide that it does not apply to funds authorized for projects in the State Transportation Improvement Program scheduled for construction as of October 1, 2013, in state fiscal year 2012-13, 2013-14, or 2014-15.

Amends GS 136-18 to add that any contract for the development, construction, maintenance, or operation of a project must provide for revenue sharing between the private party and the Department of Transportation and revenues derived from such project may be used as specified. Also provides that agreements must meet the requirement that before setting toll rates, the private entity must hold a public hearing on the toll rates, including an explanation of the toll setting method. Requires reporting to the Turnpike Authority Board 30 days before increasing toll rates or changing the method for setting the toll.

Intro. by W. Brawley, Torbett, Iler, Shepard. GS 105, STUDY, GS 20, GS 136
H 868 (2013-2014) RESID. SCHOOL CHANGES. Filed Apr 11 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REPEAL UNNECESSARY STATUTES, MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE GENERAL STATUTES, AND CLARIFY OPERATION AND OVERSIGHT OF CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS FORMERLY GOVERNED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Senate committee substitute to the first edition to be summarized.

Intro. by Farmer-Butterfield, Tolson.GS 115C, GS 143B
H 937 (2013-2014) AMEND VARIOUS FIREARMS LAWS. Filed Apr 11 2013, AN ACT TO AMEND STATE FIREARMS LAWS.

Senate amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Amends GS 14-369(b)(4e), providing that the subdivision applies to any person serving as a clerk of court or register of deeds (previously, applied to any person who was elected and serving as a clerk of court or register of deeds). Further provides that this subdivision does not apply to assistants, deputies, or other employees of the clerk of court or register of deeds.

Senate amendment #2

Changes the long title.

Adds a new Article 3D, Armed Habitual Felon, to GS Chapter 14. Defines the following terms as they apply in new Article 32: (1) convicted means a person judged guilty or who has pleaded guilty or no contest to a firearm-related felony, (2) firearm-related felony means a felony committed by a person using or displaying a firearm while committing the felony, and (3) status offender means a person who is an armed habitual felon as described in new GS 14-7.36.

Describes an armed habitual felon as a person who has been convicted of or pled guilty to one or more firearm-related felony offenses in any federal or state court in the United States. Provides that the person is guilty of the status offense of armed habitual felon and may be charged with that status offense under this Article. Provides exceptions when this Article does not apply. Also provides that this Article does not apply if the evidence of the use or display of the firearm is needed to prove an element of the firearm-related felony. Also provides that firearm-related felonies committed before the age of 18 will not constitute more than one firearm-related felony.

Requires that any person charged with a firearm-related felony who is also charged with being a status offender must, upon conviction, be sentenced and punished as a status offender under this Article.

Authorizes the district attorney to charge a person as a status offender under this Article at the district attorney's discretion. Provides that to sustain a conviction as a status offender, the person must be charged separately for the principal firearm-related felony and for the status offense of armed habitual felon. Requires that there be separate indictments for each charge. Specifies the required content of an indictment charging a person as a status offender.

Limits the record of prior conviction of a firearm-related felony as admissible in evidence in cases where a person is charged with being a status offender under this Article, only for the purpose of proving the prior conviction.

Specifies procedures for reaching a verdict and judgment and requires a finding by a jury that the defendant is a status offender for the judge to sentence the defendant under this Article. Provides that if the jury does not find the defendant to be a status offender, then the trial judge is to render judgment on the principal firearm-related felony offense as provided by law.

Includes specifications for the sentencing of a person convicted of a firearm-related felony and a status offense. Provides that a person convicted under this Article is to be sentenced as a Class C felon unless the felon has been sentenced as a Class A, B1, or B2 felon. Provides that the minimum term of imprisonment cannot be less than 120 months. Provides additional criteria regarding minimum time and maximum time to be served by a person sentenced under this new Article 3D.

Enacts new GS 15A-1340.12A , directing the presiding judge to determine, when a person is found guilty of a felony offense, whether the defendant used or displayed a firearm while committing the felony. If the the judge determines a firearm was used in the course of committing the felony, then the sentencing court must include in its judgment the fact that the defendant used or displayed a firearm while committing the felony.

Amends the enactment clause of the act, providing Sections 1 through 6, 14 through 18, 21, 23, 25, and 26 of this act become effective October 1, 2013, and apply to offenses committed on or after that date. Section 27 of this act becomes effective October 1, 2013, and applies to any judgment entered for a felony conviction on or after that date

Intro. by Schaffer, Burr, Faircloth, Cleveland.GS 14, GS 15A, GS 20, GS 113, GS 122C
H 951 (2013-2014) ELIMINATE TAX DESIGNATION FOR POLITICAL PARTY. Filed Apr 16 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ELIMINATE THE DESIGNATION ON A TAX RETURN BY AN INDIVIDUAL FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA POLITICAL PARTIES FINANCING FUND.

House committee substitute to the first edition to be summarized.

Intro. by Riddell, Whitmire, Burr, Brody. GS 105, GS 163
H 998 (2013-2014) TAX SIMPLIFICATION AND REDUCTION ACT (NEW) Filed Apr 17 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO SIMPLIFY THE NORTH CAROLINA TAX STRUCTURE AND TO REDUCE INDIVIDUAL AND BUSINESS TAX RATES.

The Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition is to be summarized.

Intro. by Lewis, Setzer, Moffitt, Szoka. GS 105

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-06-12

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 285 (2013-2014) DWI CASES/NO ILAC REQUIRED (NEW). Filed Mar 13 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT WOULD COME INTO EFFECT ON JULY 1, 2013, THAT A LABORATORY PROVIDING CHEMICAL ANALYSES UNDER G.S. 20-139.1 BE ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING BODY THAT IS A SIGNATORY TO THE INTERNATIONAL LABORATORY ACCREDITATION COOPERATION (ILAC) MUTUAL RECOGNITION ARRANGEMENT AND TO CLARIFY THAT THE RESULTS OF CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF BLOOD OR URINE FROM ALL HOSPITAL LABORATORIES IN NORTH CAROLINA THAT ARE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PURSUANT TO THE CLINICAL LABORATORY IMPROVEMENT AMENDMENTS OF 1988 (CLIA) PROGRAM ARE ADMISSIBLE AS EVIDENCE.

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

Amends GS 20-139.1 by deleting all proposed changes to the statute and instead providing as follows. Amends (c1) to define a laboratory approved for chemical analysis by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), for purposes of the statute, to include any hospital lab approved by DHHS under the program resulting from the federal clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.

Deletes the provisions in (c2) concerning lab accreditation requirements to be met for blood or urine analysis to be admissible. Also deletes the provisions in (c4) concerning requirements to be met in order for blood or urine tests to be admissible to prove a person's alcohol concentration or the presence of a controlled substance or other impairing substance.

Adds a new section amending GS 8-58.20 (forensic analysis admissible as evidence) providing that the statute does not apply to chemical analyses under GS 20-139.1.

Amend the act's titles.

Intro. by Davis.GS 8, GS 20
S 305 (2013-2014) DMV COMMISSION CONTRACT CHANGES. Filed Mar 13 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO IMPROVE THE PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BY WHICH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES ISSUES MOTOR VEHICLE TITLES AND REGISTRATIONS.

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

Amends GS 20-63.02, Advisory committee of commission contractors, making a technical change and providing that the License Plate Agent Advisory Committee must meet at least quarterly. Amends the membership provisions for the Committee providing that the Committee will consist of persons who are on the staff of the DMV and six persons appointed by the NC Association of Motor Vehicle Registration Contractors. Allows the Commissioner to determine the number of DMV staff persons to appoint to the Committee and to also appoint the chair of the Committee. Members appointed by the Commissioner serve ex-officio. Those appointed by the Association serve two-year terms beginning on July 1 of an odd-numbered year. Provides that the members of the Committee are allowed a per diem, subsistence, and travel allowances pursuant to GS 138-5.

Provides that the terms of the initial appointments by the NC Association of Motor Vehicle Registration Contractors to the Committee begin upon appointment and expire on July 1, 2015.

Amends GS 20-63(h), providing that the following are separate transactions and commission contractors are compensated as follows: issuance of a limited registration "T" - $1.27 and the collection of property tax - $0.71. Provides that the above costs will paid for by the counties and municipalities as a cost of the combined registration and property tax system.

Amends GS 105-330.5(b), making a conforming change, providing that the combined tax and registration system collecting authority fee for collecting taxes and fees will be equal to at least the applicable amount under GS 20-63(h).

Provides that, notwithstanding GS 20-63(h), from September 30, 2013, to February 28, 2014, the transaction rate for commission contractors for collection of property tax will be $1.06.

Provides that the cost of training commission contractors on the DMV's integrated computer system for combined registration and vehicle property system is a cost of the combined system and is payable from the Combined Motor Vehicle and Registration Account.

Provides that Section 2 of this act becomes effective July 1, 2013, with the remainder of this act becoming effective when it becomes law.

Intro. by Tillman, Jenkins, Newton.GS 20
S 402 (2013-2014) APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2013. Filed Mar 25 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE BASE BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT OPERATIONS OF STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

House amendments make the following changes to the 4th edition.

Amendment #1 amends Adjustments to Availability, changing the amounts for the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Funds as follows: for 2013-14, $46,889,357 (was, $115,639,357) and for 2014-15, $22,250,000 (was, $91,000,000). Adds the following amounts for the Diversion of Golden L.E.A.F.: $68,750,000 for 2013-14 and the same amount for 2014-15.

Amendment #1 also makes the following additional changes.

Adds new subsection (g)to Section 2.2, providing that of the annual installment payments to the North Carolina Specific Account that would have been transferred to the Golden L.E.A.F., Inc. under Section 2(b) of SL 1999-2 for fiscal years 2013-14 and 2014-14, the sum of $68,750,000 for fiscal year 2013-14 and the sum of $68,750,000 for fiscal year 2014-15is transferred to the General Fund. Directs that annual installment payments in excess of the amounts specified in this section are to be transferred to the Settlement reserve Fund (GS 143C-9-2).

Adds new subsection (h) to Section 2.2, to require that the Attorney General take all necessary actions to provide notice to the court in the action entitled State of North Carolina v. Phillip Morris Incorporated, et. al., 98 CVS 14377 and to the State Specific Account established under the Master Settlement Agreement of the General Assembly's action regarding the redirection of payments set forth in this section.

Retains the changes to GS 116-29.1(b) to delete the transfer of $8 million from Budget Code 69430 to the University Cancer Research Fund (Cancer Fund) and to also delete theprovision that provided for an appropriation from the General Fund to the Cancer Fund in an amount to equal the difference between $50 million and the amounts transferred under Budget Code 69430 and from the tax on tobacco products other than cigarettes. Deletes the approval of the creation of a nonprofit according to the Consent Decree and Final Judgment and related provisions, the repeal of SL 1999-2, and the changes to GS 143C-9-3(a).

Specifies that totals are to be adjusted accordingly to reflect these changes.

Amendment #2 inserts new Section 6.8, North Carolina Education Lottery, which amends GS 18C-151(a) to require that a contract entered into by the NC State Lottery Commission (Commission)forthe purchase of services, apparatus, supplies, materials, or equipment requiring an estimated aggregate expenditure of $300,000 (was, $90,000) or more may be awarded by the Commission only after the requirements as specified in GS 18C-151 have been met.

Amendment #3 inserts new Section 18A.4, Private Assigned Counsel, directing the Office of Indigent Defense Services (IDS)to issue a request for proposals from private law firms or not-for-profit legal representation organizations to provide all legal services for indigent clients in all judicial districts.Requires IDS to report, by October 1, 2013,to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations on the issuance of the request for proposals. Provides guidelines for IDS to apply in entering into contracts to provide representation services, if more efficient than current costs and representation will meet constitutional and statutory standards, and directs IDS to use private assigned counsel funds to enter into these contracts.

Amendment #4 amends Section 11.6(a), UNC Board of Governors Report on Overhead receipts, to delete the requirement that the Board of Governor's annual report contain line item reportsfor facilities and administrative fees, overhead receipts, and expenditures by grant or program.

Amendment #8 amends Section 12H.13.(g) to direct the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Medical Assistance, to implement changes after consultation with the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services, (was, to implement changes to the reimbursement rates and methodologies for prescribed drugs)in order to achieve the savings required by this act.Requires that the options selected by DHHSbe implemented to be effective January 1, 2014 (was, provided that the rates and methodologies required by this section are effective January 1, 2014).Prohibits DHHS from considering (1) supplemental rebates for mental health and HIV drugs or (2) payments based on invoice costs in implementing drug reimbursement rates and methodologies under Section 12H.13(g).Makes conforming changes deleting provisions forachieving savings that include changing, creating, oreliminating supplemental rebates for mental health and HIV drugs, and payments based on invoice costs to pharmacists.

Adds new Section 12H.13B, Reduce Cost Savings Through Drug Adjustment By Reducing Funds Appropriated for Expected "Woodwork" Enrollees. Makes adjustments to amounts budgeted elsewhere in this act for fiscal years 2013-14 and 2014-15 as the section title indicates.

Amendment #10 makes changes to new GS 115C-83.4A (Section 8.27.(b)) to provide that schools may identify students for potential enrollment in advanced courses based on criteria established by schools to increase access to advanced courses for their studentsother than student diagnostic tests.

Amendment #12 makes changes to the organization of counties into superior court districts, district court districts, and prosecutorial districts. Authorizes an additional district court judge for district court district 27B, increasing the number ofjudgeships tosix (was, five).Provides that the additional judgeship is to be filled by election of a district court judge in the 2014 general election for a four-year term beginning January 1, 2015. Reduces the number of judgeships for district court district 20A to two (was, three).Decreases the number of full-time assistant district attorneys for prosecutorial district six to 10 (was, 11).Establishes prosecutorial district 16C. Provides that the district attorney positionestablished for district 16C isto be filled by election in the2014 general election for a four-year term beginning January 1, 2015.Makes additional conforming changes and organizational changes.

Amendment #13 inserts new Section 16B.7 to provide that there is no requirement that the following Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) positions be eliminated, notwithstanding any other provisions of this act: ALE Assistant Director, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, and Accreditation Manager.Reducing the operating budget for the ALE Section by $456,058 during the 2013-14 fiscal year, and by $456,058 during the2014-15 fiscal year. Authorizes the Department to eliminate positions to meet the reduction required under this section. Makes conforming change that totals be adjusted accordingly.

Amendment #16 amends Section 12B.1(f) that the Division of Child Development and Early Education's NC Pre-K pilot program's report on the status of the program must include the student attendance records, parent satisfaction levels, teacher retention, and provider satisfaction levels for classrooms in the pilot program, (was, attendance information on students in the pilot program)as compared to classrooms having a traditional funding structure.

Amendment #17 adds new Section 15.28C to provide, despite any other provision of this act, $18,000 of the funds appropriated in thisact to the Department of Commerce for the Piedmont Triad Partnership for the 2013-14 fiscal year, is instead appropriated, in nonrecurring funds, to Surry County for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Directs that the appropriate totals be adjusted accordingly.

zHouse amendment #20

Amends the Section titled "Small School System Supplemental Funding" found in Part 8, modifying the allotment formula for small school system supplemental funding to each county school administrative unit for the 2013-14 fiscal year for (1) each county school unit with an average daily membership fewer than 3,175 students, and (2) each county school administrative unit with an average daily membership from 3,175 to 4,000 students if the county in which the local school unit is located has a county-adjusted property tax base per student that is below the State-adjusted property tax base per student if the total average daily membership of all local school units in the county is from 3,239 to 4,080.

Provides that the allocation formula must (1) round all fractions of positions to the next whole position, (2) provide 5.5 additional regular classroom teachers in certain counties, (3) provide additional program enhancement teachers adequate to offer the standard course of study, (4) change the duty-free period allocation to 1 teacher assistant per 400 average daily membership, (5) provide a base for the consolidated funds allotment of $693,954, excluding textbooks, for the 2013-14 fiscal year, and 6) allot vocational education funds for grade 6 as well as 7-12.

Provides a nonsupplant requirement, providing that for the 2013-14 fiscal year, a county in which a local school administrative unit receives funds under this section must use the funds to supplement local current expense funds and cannot supplant local current expense funds. Prohibits the State Board of Education from allocating funds under this allotment to a county found to have used these funds to supplant local per student current expense funds. Requires the State Board of Education to find that a county has used these funds to supplant local current expense funds in the prior year, or the year for which the most recent data are available, if the following apply: (1) the current expense appropriation per student of the county for the current year is less than 95% of the average of the local current expense appropriations per student for the three prior fiscal yearsand (2) the county cannot show that it has remedied the deficiency in funding; or that extraordinary circumstances caused the county to supplant local current expense funds with funds allocated under this allotment.

Includes a phase-out provision for those units that become ineligible because of population increase or an increase in the county-adjusted property tax base per student.

Provides definitions for use in this section, including Average daily membership, County-adjusted property tax base per student, Local current expense funds, Sales assessment ratio studies, State-adjusted property tax base per student, Supplant, and Weighted average of the three most recent annual sales assessment ration studies.

Requires the State Board of Education to report to the Fiscal Research Division by May 1, 2014, if it determines counties have supplanted funds.

Encourages local boards to use at least 20% of the funds to improve the academic performance of children performing at Levels I or II on reading or math end-of-grade tests in grades 3-6.

Provides that if the total average daily membership of all local school administrative units in the county is less than 3,200, then the county school administrative unit within that county is eligible for small school system supplemental funding for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Amends Section 8.4(b), concerning small school system funding, providing that the maximum small school system dollars per student will be $2,094 (was, $2,300). Amends Section 8.4(d), changing the included date for the nonsupplant requirement to the 2014-15 fiscal year (was, 2013-15 fiscal biennium).

Amends the report requirements of Section 8.4(e), providing that for the 2013-14 fiscal year, the State Board of Education must report to the Fiscal research Division prior to May 1, 2015, if it determines counties have supplanted funds.

House amendment #22

Enacts the "Pilot Program to Raise the High School Dropout Age from Sixteen to Eighteen", comprising Sections 8.49(a) through 8.49 (f). Provides that the State Board of Education (Board) authorizes the Hickory County Public School and the Newton-Conover City Schools to establish the above noted the dropout pilot program. Appropriates from the General Fund to the Board $10,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year to allocate funds to the participating school systems in order to implement the pilot program. Authorizes the Board to allocate up to $5,000 to each local school administrative unit (unit) for this purpose. Decreases the funds allocated to the At-Risk Student Service Alternative School Allotment by $10,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

Authorizes units to use any other funds available to employ up to three additional teachers and to fund additional student-related costs for the pilot program. Directs the units to partner with Catawba Valley Community College in regards to the pilot program to the extent possible.

Requires the participating units, in collaboration with the Board, to report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, and the Senate Appropriations Committee on Education/Higher Education on or before January 1, 2016, with the report required to cover specified information, including but not limited to, an analysis of the graduation rate in each unit and the impact of the pilot program on the graduation rate and the teen crime statistics for Catawba County.

Provides that the Board will not allocate the $10,000 in funds unless a copy of a joint resolution, adopted by the Hickory Public Schools and the Newton-Conover City Schools boards of education, setting a date to begin the pilot program, is received.

House amendment #25.

Amends Section 10.15(c), concerning audits of the community college system, providing that a study of the program audit function under GS 115D-5(m) will be conducted by a committee, which will be located administratively in the Community Colleges System Office and composed of 12 members, including the Community Colleges System Office Chief Financial Officer, three State Board of Community College members, three college presidents, three college board of trustee members, the State Auditor or designee, and the State Chief Information Officer or designee. Specifies who will make the appointments of the above individuals. Sets out the processes and procedures of the committee. Directs the committee to minimize the administrative burden on the institutions being audited and to study how funding can be changed to reduce reliance on contact hours. Requires the committee to seek input from community college staff members who assist with the program audits in order to study the problems associated with the audits and discover potential resolutions for those issues. Directs the committee to report results of the study and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by January 1, 2015.

House amendment #26

Inserts new Section 6.19, providing that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the funds allocated for H 998 for the 2013-14 fiscal year will be reduced by $145,000 if H 392 becomes law. Provides that from the funds appropriated in this act for pending legislation for the 2013-14 fiscal year, $145,000 is allocated for the purposes of H 392.

Amendment #28

Inserts new Section 19.8A, concerning Arts Council Funding, providing that, not withstanding any other provision in the act, the funds appropriated to the Department of Revenue will be reduced by $180,000 in recurring funds for each year of the fiscal biennium. Directs the funds appropriated to the Department of Cultural Resources to be increased by $180,000 in recurring funds each year of the fiscal biennium to fund additional grants within the Grassroots and Basic grants program.

Intro. by Brunstetter, Brown, Hunt.APPROP
S 571 (2013-2014) AUTHORIZE VARIOUS SPECIAL PLATES. Filed Apr 1 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO ISSUE VARIOUS SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES AND TO AMEND PROVISIONS FOR VARIOUS SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES.

Senate amendment #1 makes the following change to the 2nd edition.

Amends GS 20-79.7, providing that there is no special plate fee for Silver Star Recipient plates.

Senate amendment #2 makes the following change.

Amends GS 20-79.4(b), making a technical correction to the Operation Coming Home special registration plate.

Intro. by Brock. GS 20
S 663 (2013-2014) BLUE RIBBON COMM. RECS./SUPPORTIVE MH HOUSING. Filed Apr 2 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS TRANSITIONING FROM INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS TO INTEGRATED COMMUNITY-BASED SETTINGS, TO CLARIFY HOW FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF THIS PROGRAM SHALL BE USED, AND TO CREATE A COMMUNITY LIVING HOUSING FUND WITHIN THE HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY TO INTEGRATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES INTO COMMUNITY-BASED SUPPORTED HOUSING.

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

Amends proposed GS 122C-20.11 to no longer require a transition plan for an approved housing slot to identify the individual's assistive technology needs. Also deletes proposed GS Chapter 168, Article 2A, Assistive Technology for Individuals Transitioning into Community Living.

Amends proposed GS 122E-3A to no longer terminate the Transitions to Community Living Fund on June 30, 2020, within the statute. Instead, adds new Section 5 to the act, which includes an uncodified provision terminating the Transitions to Community Living Fund on June 30, 2020, reverting any remaining balance to the General Fund.

No longer appropriates specified funds to the Department of Health and Human Services. Provides instead that funds appropriated to DHHS for the 2013-15 biennium to develop and implement housing, support, and other services for people with mental illness under the Department of Justice settlement agreement must be used for the purposes that were specified for the use of the amount appropriated in the previous edition. Amends those purposes to require any funds appropriated for the 2014-15 fiscal year not used for the specified purposes be used to provide a comprehensive array of services that individuals need to transition to and be maintained in the community. Changes the effective date of this section from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2013.

Deletes the appropriation to the Transitions to Community Living Fund.

Makes technical corrections and clarifying changes. Amends the act's title.

 

 

Intro. by Hise.GS 122C, GS 122E

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-06-12

The Daily Bulletin: 2013-06-12

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: 2013-06-12

PUBLIC BILLS

H 10: REMOVE ROUTE RESTRICTION FOR NC 540 LOOP.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-94

H 25: AMEND FELONY BREAKING OR ENTERING.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-95

H 29: METHAMPHETAMINE/OFFENSE/PENALTIES.

    Ratified

H 32: INCREASE YEAR'S ALLOWANCE.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-81

H 57: CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM SOLVENCY AND SUPPORT.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 60: TRANSFER OF INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER PROPERTY.

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

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

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-93

H 120: BLDING CODES: LOCAL CONSISTENCY/EXEMPT CABLE (NEW).

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

H 125: PUBLIC AGENCY COMPUTER CODE NOT PUBLIC RECORD.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-96

H 142: PROVIDE ACCESS TO CAMPUS POLICE RECORDS.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-97

H 146: BACK TO BASICS.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-71

H 157: LIMIT USE OF HIGHWAY FUND CREDIT BALANCE.

    Ratified

H 209: DV ORDERS/FINDINGS NOT REQUIRED (NEW).

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 211: WEIGHT LIMITS/ANIMAL FEED TRUCKS.

    Ratified

H 219: UPDATE REFERENCES/CHILD BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK (NEW).

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

H 223: ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPS/MEMBER CONTROL.

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

H 240: INSURANCE TECHNICAL/CLARIFYING CHANGES.-AB

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

H 248: TAXPAYER DEBT INFORMATION ACT.

    House: Rec From Senate
    House: Rec To Concur In S Amend 1

H 255: UNC TUITION SURCHARGE/ADVANCE NOTICE.

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

H 278: HOAS/VOLUNTARY PRELITIGATION MEDIATION.

    Ratified

H 289: STATE COMPUTER EQUIPMENT/BUY REFURBISHED.

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

H 301: CLARIFYING CHANGES/ENGINEERS/SURVEYORS LAWS.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-98

H 315: PLASTICS LABELING REQUIREMENTS.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-74

H 322: CDL REQUIREMENTS/MILITARY EXPERIENCE.

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

H 331: HOAS/UNIFORM LIEN PROCEDURE.

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

H 332: NOTARY ACT/SATISFACTION OF SECURITY INTERESTS.

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

H 345: INCREASE PENALTIES FOR MISUSE OF 911 SYSTEM.

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

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

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

H 361: JUSTICE REINVESTMENT TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.-AB

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-101

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

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-99

H 383: AMEND GRAIN DEALER LICENSING LAWS.-AB

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-102

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

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-103

H 390: STATE IT GOVERNANCE CHANGES.-AB

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

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

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

H 407: TRUSTEE-ATTY FEE/FORECLOSURES/CLERK APPROVAL.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-104

H 410: CANCEL TITLE TO MANUFACTURED HOME.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-79

H 428: NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL BUS SAFETY ACT.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 433: LAND USE SURROUNDING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.

    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/13/2013
    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/17/2013

H 439: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT JOBSITES PROGRAM.

    Ratified

H 449: STATE CONTRACTS/FURNITURE.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-73

H 459: CHRONIC CARE COORDINATION ACT.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 473: NC CAPTIVE INSURANCE ACT.

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

H 480: ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING REFORM.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-82

H 515: AMEND CREDIT UNION LAWS.

    Ratified

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

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-105

H 548: MARINE FISHERIES RULEBOOK PRODUCTION.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/13/2013

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

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

H 581: TROPHY WILDLIFE SALE PERMIT.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-100

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

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

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

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-80

H 593: REGISTER OF DEEDS HOURS.

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

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

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

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

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-83

H 611: SUSPENSION REMOVED WHEN ELIGIBILITY MET.

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

H 614: NC AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY ACT.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 623: MODIFY WEIGHT LIMITS FOR LINE TRUCKS.

    Ratified

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

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

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

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/13/2013

H 629: AMEND DEFINITION OF SPECIAL PURPOSE PROJECT.

    Ratified

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

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

H 649: SMALL GROUP HEALTH INS. TECHNICAL CHANGES.

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

H 650: GUARANTY ASSOCIATION ACT AMENDMENTS.

    Ratified

H 662: LIMITED LICENSE/INSTALL BACKFLOW ASSEMBLIES.

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

H 664: CELL TOWER DEPLOYMENT ACT.

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

H 684: INCREASE DRIVEWAY SAFETY ON CURVY ROADS.

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

H 687: HOMELESS SHELTERS/REMOVE AGE LIMITS.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-77

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

    House: Failed Concur In S Com Sub
    House: Conf Com Appointed
    House: Failed Concur In S Com Sub
    House: Conf Com Appointed

H 707: ENSURE SAFE NAVIGATION CHANNELS.

    House: Concurred In S Amend SA1
    House: Ordered Enrolled

H 710: WATER UTILITY RECOVERY.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-106

H 725: YOUNG OFFENDERS REHABILITATION ACT.

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

H 727: ALT. PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SALVAGE TITLE.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/13/2013

H 743: UI LAWS ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Amend Tabled A2
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 751: NC RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT.

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

H 762: AMEND CERTAIN BAIL BOND PROCEDURES.

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

H 763: ALLOW ALIMONY/POST SEP SUPP DURING MARRIAGE.

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

H 765: JURY INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCHOOL BUDGET DISPUTE.

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

H 774: BUILDING CODE EXCLUSION/PRIMITIVE STRUCTURES.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-75

H 785: COST-SHARING/TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 788: WATER/SEWER AUTHORITY/RATE FLEXIBILITY.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-107

H 789: USTS ELIGIBLE FOR BROWNFIELDS.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-108

H 813: BAN SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS (NEW).

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-109

H 817: STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 821: TRIAD FARMERS MKT/RENAME FOR SEN. BOB SHAW.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-84

H 829: SALE OF GROWLERS BY CERTAIN ABC PERMITTEES.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-76

H 850: POSSESSION OF NEEDLES/TELL LAW OFFICER.

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

H 868: RESID. SCHOOL CHANGES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

H 879: GRAND JURORS/SERVICE.

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

H 892: NO FISCAL NOTE FOR RULE REPEAL.

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

H 903: UNC & COMM. COLLEGE CREDIT TRANSFERS.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-72

H 937: AMEND VARIOUS FIREARMS LAWS.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Amend Failed A2
    Senate: Amend Adopted A3
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 951: ELIMINATE TAX DESIGNATION FOR POLITICAL PARTY.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/17/2013

H 998: TAX SIMPLIFICATION AND REDUCTION ACT (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

S 8: INCREASE FINE FOR VEHICLE REMOVAL.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/17/2013

S 9: UTILITIES/DESIGN/SURVEY LOCATION SERVICES.

    Senate: Concurred In H/Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 25: HUNTING & FISHING/ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/17/2013

S 36: APA TECHNICAL/CLARIFYING CHGES.

    Senate: Conf Report Adopted
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 76: DOMESTIC ENERGY JOBS ACT.

    Senate: Failed Concur In H Com Sub

S 124: SHOOT GUN INSIDE/TO INCITE FEAR.

    Senate: Concurred In H/Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 129: LIMIT STATE FACILITIES FINANCE ACT DEBT.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-78

S 137: PROHIBIT CO-PAY WAIVER/MEDICAID PROVIDERS.

    Pres. To Gov. 06/12/2013

S 156: CLARIFY LEC PROCEDURES/TC.

    Pres. To Gov. 06/12/2013

S 207: MAINTAINING WATER & SEWER FISCAL HEALTH.

    Pres. To Gov. 06/12/2013

S 208: EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF 1915(B)/(C) WAIVER.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-85

S 210: AUTHORIZE CHIEF MAGISTRATES.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-89

S 211: CITIES/PUBLIC NUISANCE NOTICE.

    Pres. To Gov. 06/12/2013

S 222: REVISE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES REPORTING.

    Senate: Concurred In H Amend S222v2
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 248: CHOICE OF HEARING AID SPECIALIST.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 252: INCREASE PENALTY/CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CRIMES.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-90

S 264: ABATE NUISANCES/DRUG SALES FROM STORES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/17/2013

S 279: ESTATES/TRUSTS/GUARDIANSHIP AMENDMENTS.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-91

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

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/17/2013

S 305: DMV COMMISSION CONTRACT CHANGES.

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

S 306: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT/AMENDMENTS.

    Senate: Concurred In H/Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 358: GUARANTEED ASSET PROTECTION WAIVERS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/17/2013

S 402: APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2013.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Amend Adopted A2
    House: Amend Adopted A3
    House: Amend Adopted A4
    House: Amend Failed A5
    House: Amend Failed A7
    House: Amend Adopted A8
    House: Amend Failed A9
    House: Amend Adopted A10
    House: Amend Failed A11
    House: Amend Adopted A12
    House: Amendment Withdrawn A6
    House: Amend Adopted A13
    House: Amend Failed A14
    House: Amend Failed A15
    House: Amend Adopted A16
    House: Amend Adopted A17
    House: Amend Failed A18
    House: Amend Failed A19
    House: Amend Adopted A20
    House: Amend Failed A21
    House: Amend Adopted A22
    House: Amend A23 Fiscal Note Requested
    House: Amend Tabled A24
    House: Amend Adopted A25
    House: Amend Adopted A26
    House: Amend Failed A27
    House: Amendment Withdrawn A23
    House: Amend Adopted A28
    House: Amend Failed A29
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

S 409: ASSESS COSTS/RESTRAINING ORDERS (NEW).

    Senate: Failed Concur In H Com Sub

S 411: ETHICS REQUIREMENTS FOR MPOS/RPOS.

    Pres. To Gov. 06/12/2013

S 433: PREVENT PAY FOR WEIGHT EXCEEDING ALLOWANCE.

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-92

S 439: AMEND & RESTATE NC LIMITED LIABILITY CO. ACT.

    Senate: Concurred In H/Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 443: DISPOSITION OF ABANDONED FIREARMS (NEW).

    Senate: Concurred In H/Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 452: JURISDICTIONAL AMTS/ARBITRATION/SM CLAIMS CT.

    Senate: Concurred In H/Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 460: RAIL CORRIDOR LEASE/CITY OF BELMONT (NEW).

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-86

S 468: ALIGN INSPECTIONS W/INSTALLER LICENSING.

    Senate: Concurred In H/Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 486: PERTUSSIS EDUCATION & AWARENESS.

    Pres. To Gov. 06/12/2013

S 489: CONSUMER FINANCE ACT AMENDMENTS.

    Pres. To Gov. 06/12/2013

S 494: COMMUNITY SERVICE/POST-RELEASE SUPERVISION.

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

S 520: WC/RECORD FULL IC HEARINGS.

    Pres. To Gov. 06/12/2013

S 528: CLARIFY PETIT JUROR OATH.

    Pres. To Gov. 06/12/2013

S 530: PROHIBIT E-CIGARETTE SALES TO MINORS.

    Senate: Concurred In H/Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 539: JURY LIST/DATE OF BIRTH INFORMATION.

    Pres. To Gov. 06/12/2013

S 542: DRUG TESTING FOR LTC APPLICANTS & EMPLOYEES.

    Senate: Concurred In H Amend S542v3
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 545: MASTER METERS/LANDLORD-TENANT AGREEMENT.

    Senate: Concurred In H/Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 571: AUTHORIZE VARIOUS SPECIAL PLATES.

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

S 603: CLARIFY ISSUANCE OF PLATES/CERTIFICATES LAW.-AB

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-87

S 614: MILITARY LANDS PROTECTION ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Commerce and Job Development
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Commerce and Job Development

S 630: EVIDENCE & DNA EXPUNCTION LAWS.-AB

    Senate: Concurred In H/Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

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

    Signed by Gov. 6/12/2013
    Ch. SL 2013-88

S 635: TRANSMISSION LINE OWNERSHIP.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/17/2013

S 663: BLUE RIBBON COMM. RECS./SUPPORTIVE MH HOUSING.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted

Actions on Bills: 2013-06-12

LOCAL BILLS

H 68: ESTABLISH OMBUDSMAN/FOSTER CARE/GASTON COUNTY.

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

H 493: ROBBINSVILLE/GRAHAM OCCUPANCY TAX (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/17/2013

H 501: BUNCOMBE CTY/COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROJECTS.

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

H 562: CRAMERTON CHARTER REVISAL.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

S 128: CARRBORO OFFICE OF ALDERMAN.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/17/2013

S 177: HOOKERTON/MAYSVILLE SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS.

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

S 312: REFERENDUM ON INCORPORATING LAKE JAMES.

    House: Rec From Senate

S 315: MUNICIPAL SERVICES (NEW).

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

S 325: WAKE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICTS.

    Senate: Concurred In H/Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

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