The Daily Bulletin: 2014-06-11

The Daily Bulletin: 2014-06-11

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 230 (2013-2014) CLARIFY READ TO ACHIEVE/SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GRADES (NEW). Filed Mar 5 2013, AN ACT TO CLARIFY PROVISIONS OF THE READ TO ACHIEVE ACT AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GRADES AND TO EXPAND THE TESTING WINDOW FOR ONE YEAR.

AN ACT TO CLARIFY PROVISIONS OF THE READ TO ACHIEVE ACT AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GRADES AND TO EXPAND THE TESTING WINDOW FOR ONE YEAR. Enacted June 10, 2014. Effective June 10, 2014.

Intro. by Malone, Martin, Brody, Samuelson.GS 115C
H 558 (2013-2014) SOIL & WATER/REGIONAL JAILS REFUNDS (NEW). Filed Apr 3 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW SALES TAX REFUNDS FOR SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS AND REGIONAL JAILS.

The Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 105-164.14(c) to add district confinement facilities created under GS 153A-219 to those entities that are allowed annual refunds of sales and use taxes paid on direct purchases of tangible personal property and services, other than electricity, telecommunications service, and ancillary service.

Changes the act's effective date to July 1, 2015 (was, 2013).

Makes conforming title changes.

Intro. by Whitmire, Ramsey, Dixon, Waddell.GS 105
H 698 (2013-2014) BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR FIREFIGHTERS. Filed Apr 9 2013, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS FOR CURRENT VOLUNTEERS OR PAID FIRE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL AND TO ESTABLISH THE URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE PROGRAM AND THE URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

The Senate amendment to the 2nd edition adds the requirement that the Department of Public Safety, before implementing the Urban Search and Rescue Program, study the costs of implementing the program. Requires the results to be reported to the Joint Legislative Justice and Public Safety Oversight Committee and the Fiscal Research Division on or before January 15, 2015. 

Intro. by Saine, Ramsey, Boles.GS 114, GS 166A
H 777 (2013-2014) SEX OFFENDER/EXPAND RESIDENTIAL RESTRICTIONS. Filed Apr 10 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW THAT IMPOSES RESIDENTIAL RESTRICTIONS ON SEX OFFENDERS TO PROVIDE THAT A SEX OFFENDER IS PROHIBITED FROM RESIDING WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF A SITE WHERE A BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF AMERICA IS LOCATED.

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

Changes the act's effective date to when the act becomes law (was, December 1, 2014) and provides that the act applies to persons registered or required to register on or after that date. Adds that the act does not apply to a person who has established a residence before the effective date of the act.

Intro. by Jackson. GS 14
H 1025 (2013-2014) DOT/DMV CHANGES (NEW). Filed May 14 2014, AN ACT TO (1) AUTHORIZE CONTINUANCES OF DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES INSPECTION STATION VIOLATION CASES; (2) PROVIDE THAT AGRICULTURAL TOURISM SIGNS ON STATE HIGHWAYS ARE SUBJECT TO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LOCATION AND PLACEMENT RULES; (3) CHANGE THE DUE DATE FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA TURNPIKE AUTHORITY ANNUAL AUDIT REPORT TO OCTOBER; (4) REPEAL A REQUIREMENT THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ANNUALLY REPORT RIGHT TURN ON RED PEDESTRIAN CRASHES; (5) AMEND THE STATE DRIVERS LICENSE MATERIAL TECHNICAL STANDARDS; (6) APPLY ALTERNATE PRIORITIZATION CRITERIA UNDER THE STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS ACT FORMULA TO FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDS USED FOR EMERGENCY REPAIR WORK; (7) REENACT THE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PARTICIPATE IN PRIVATE DEVELOPER CONTRACTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM, SUBJECT TO A LIMIT OF THE LESSER OF TEN PERCENT OR TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS; (8) TO EXCLUDE FEDERAL LANDS ACCESS PROGRAM FUNDS FROM THE STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS ACT FORMULA, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE; (9) UPDATE STATE LAW GOVERNING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT OF THE SAFETY OF RAIL FIXED GUIDEWAY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; (10) AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INSTALL AND OPERATE RAMP METERS AND TO PROVIDE THAT VIOLATION OF A RAMP METER SIGNAL IS AN INFRACTION; (11) CLARIFY STATE LAW CONCERNING FERRY RECEIPT GENERATING ACTIVITIES; (12) SPECIFY PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF REQUIRED ETHICS REPORTING PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS AND RURAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS; AND (13) AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONTRACT FOR SPONSORSHIP ARRANGEMENTS FOR DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition:

Changes the long title.

Amends GS 136-89.193(b), making clarifying changes and providing that the required annual report and audit is to be submitted no later than October 31 of the fiscal year in which the report and audit are completed.

Amends GS 136-189.11, The Transportation Investment Strategy Formula, to provide that funds from the Federal Lands Access Program are excluded from the formula.

Amends GS 136-18(36) updating existing state law authorizing the DOT to oversee the safety of fixed guideway transit systems by correcting a federal statutory reference. Provides that oversight of fixed guideway public transportation systems not regulated by the Federal Railroad Administration will be done pursuant to 49 USC 5329 and 5330. Makes technical changes. Adds new language that requires the NC Department of Transportation (DOT) to inspect rail fixed guideway public transportation systems, notifying the system of any deficiencies that require necessary repairs. Allows DOT to conduct a program of accident prevention and public safety for rail fixed guideway public transportation systems, including requiring any such system involved in an accident to report the accident to DOT. Requires DOT to oversee the implementation of the federally required rail fixed guideway public transportation system safety plan. Directs DOT to audit each rail fixed guideway public transportation system at least every three years in regards to its compliance with the federally required safety plans. Directs DOT to provide, at the minimum, an annual report on the status of the safety of the rail fixed guideway public transportation systems that DOT oversees, with reports being submitted to the Federal Transit Administration, the Governor, and the Board of Directors of any rail fixed guideway public transportation system that is overseen by DOT. Provides that DOT cannot receive any funding for the above requirements from any rail fixed guideway public transportation system.

Amends GS 136-82 to allow ferry sponsorships and extends permissible advertising to allow advertising at ferry facilities in addition to within ferry vessels. Allows DOT to issue rules to implement provisions concerning these and related receipt-generating activities. Makes conforming and clarifying changes.

Amends GS 66-58(c) to provide a clarifying exemption to the Umstead Act for DOT's authorized receipt-generating activities.

Amends GS 136-200.2, 136-211, and proposes new subsections in GS 138A-25 to specify the penalty for failure to file the required statements of economic interest and disclosure of real estate for voting members of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and rural transportation planning oranizations (RPOs). As specified, the penalty for failure to file within 30 days of receipt of notice is $250, with failure to file within 60 days constituting a Class 1 misdemeanor. Also directs the State Ethics Commission to forward any written allegations of violations of the ethics provisions applicable to MPOs and RPOs to the Attorney General for investigation and possible referral to the District Attorney.  Effective October 1, 2014, applying to obligations to file additional disclosures arising on or after that date.

Amends GS 136-18 to provide that the DOT is authorized to contract for sponsorship arrangements for DOT operations and is also allowed to solicit contracts for such arrangements.  Funds collected and savings realized must be used for the funding of maintenance activities.

 

 

 

Intro. by Torbett.GS 20, GS 66, GS 136, GS 138A
H 1069 (2013-2014) UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAW CHANGES. Filed May 14 2014, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAWS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.

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

Adds new Part 6 to the act, titled "Board of Review for Unemployment Insurance." Repeals GS 96-4(b), Administration; powers and duties of the Assistant Secretary; Board of Review. Enacts new GS 96-15.3, Board of Review, establishing a board of review to determine appeals policies and procedures for decisions and determinations of the Division of Employment Security (DES). Sets out procedures and processes for appointing board members, confirmation of appointed members, and the filling of vacancies, including that the board will consist of three members, all appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. Requires one member to be a representative of employees, one a representative of employers, and a representative of the general public as well as a licensed attorney.  Members are to serve staggered four-year terms beginning on July 1 of the appointment year and ending on June 30 of the fourth year. Sets out specified limitations on serving as a member.  Sets out specific policies and procedures for the confirmation and vacancies of members. Effective July 1, 2014.

Provides clarifying language in regards to the situation and progress of the appointment of members to the Board of Review as it currently stands, providing that the members appointed in December 2013 have not been confirmed by the General Assembly.

Repeals Section 21 of SL 2013-224, concerning the appointment of a board pursuant to GS 96-4.

Sets out how the currently appointed, yet unconfirmed, members will serve in order to achieve staggered terms.

Establishes that decisions issued by (1) the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for DES or by the Secretary of Commerce's designee and (2) the three individuals appointed in December 2013 to the Board of Review are validated and are given the same legal effect as if those decisions had been issued by the board of review. Effective when the becomes law and applies to decisions rendered on or after November 1, 2011, and before July 1, 2014.  

 

Intro. by Howard, Warren, Arp.GS 96
H 1262 (2013-2014) SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOLUTION. Filed Jun 11 2014, A JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION TO EXAMINE WAYS TO PREVENT SUICIDE AMONG MINORS AND VETERANS IN NORTH CAROLINA.

Includes several whereas clauses concerning suicide among minors and veterans in North Carolina.

Provides that the intent of the General Assembly is to prevent as many suicides as possible, particularly among minors and veterans, by enacting legislation that (1) requires health care providers to complete training in suicide assessment, treatments, and management as part of continuing education and (2) implementing training for other adults who are regularly in contact with people at risk for suicide to recognize factors that may indicate thoughts of suicide.

Authorizes the Legislative Research Commission to study the role of health care providers and other key gatekeepers in suicide prevention among minors and veterans. Sets out five areas that the Commission should examine, including the feasibility and effectiveness of providing training to school, clergy, and law enforcement personnel on recognizing at-risk behavior; and the categories of licensed health care providers that should be required to complete training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management as part of continuing education requirements.

Allows an interim report on the study to be submitted to the 2013 General Assembly when it reconvenes in 2014 and requires the final report to be submitted to the 2015 General Assembly when it convenes.

Intro. by Cunningham, Earle, Whitmire, Horn.JOINT RES
H 1263 (2013-2014) SUPPORT FATHERHOOD/FATHER'S DAY. Filed Jun 11 2014, A HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING FATHERS DURING THE OBSERVANCE OF FATHER'S DAY.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Pierce.HOUSE RES
H 1264 (2013-2014) DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN CAMPAIGN SOLICITATIONS. Filed Jun 11 2014, AN ACT TO REQUIRE DISCLOSURE OF ESTABLISHMENT OF A FEDERAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE AND TO REQUIRE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN SOLICITATIONS BY LEGISLATORS AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE.

Amends GS 163-278.9 to enact a new subsection that provides that the required reports that are filed with the State Board of Elections, for a legislator or member of the Council of State, must disclose if that person has established a campaign committee under federal law. If so, the report must also disclose if the federal campaign committee has solicited or accepted a contribution from registered lobbyists or lobbyist principals while the General Assembly was in regular session.

Amends GS 138A-22 to enact a new subsection that provides that the required statements of economic interest for legislators or specified public servants must be supplemented on a monthly basis while the General Assembly is in session if the legislator or public servant has established a federal campaign committee. The supplement must disclose any solicitation of or acceptance of contributions from registered lobbyists or lobbyist principals

Intro. by L. Hall.GS 138A, GS 163

The Daily Bulletin: 2014-06-11

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
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 amendments to the 3rd edition make the following changes.

Amendment #1 

Amends proposed GS 114-9.5 to provide that the Attorney General may give permission for a state agency to enter into a contingency fee contract that provides for the private attorney to receive an aggregate contingency fee in excess of specified percentages, depending on the amount of damages (was, may not give permission for a state agency to enter into a contingency fee contract that provides for the private attorney to receive a contingency fee in excess of 22.5 percent). Caps the aggregate contingency fee at $50 million. 

Amendment #2 

Adds a new part to the bill as follows. Enacts new GS 99B-13, creating a rebuttable presumption that the manufacturer did not fail to provide an adequate warning when, in a product liability action against a drug manufacturer, the drug that is alleged to cause harm was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and the drug and its labeling were in compliance with the US Food and Drug Administration's approval at the time the drug left the manufacturers's control. The presumption may be rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence. Provides that the section does not apply if the claimant proves that the manufacturer, at any time before the event that allegedly caused the harm, did any of three specified activities. The section applies only to product liability claims alleging that a drug manufacturer failed to provide an adequate warning.

Applies to actions commenced on or after October 1, 2014. 

Amendment #3

Amends GS Chapter 99E by adding new Article 5, Successor Asbestos-Related Liability.

Adds new GS 99E-40 (Definitions), providing the terms and definitions to be used in this Article, including asbestos claimcorporationsuccessorsuccessor asbestos-related liability, and transferor.

Creates new GS 99E-42 (Limitation on successor asbestos-related liability), providing that, except as further limited in the statute, the cumulative successor asbestos-related liabilities of a successor corporation are limited to the fair market value of the total gross assets of the transferor, determined at the time of the merger/consolidation. No successor or asbestos-related liabilities are available in excess of this limitation. If a transferor assumes or incurs successor asbestos-related liabilities in connection with a prior merger/consolidation with a prior transferor, the fair market value of the total assets of the prior transferor determined at the time of the earlier merger or consolidation will be substituted for the limitation described above for purposes of determining the limitation of liability of a successor corporation.

Creates new GS 99E-41 (Applicability), establishing that the limitations in GS 99E-42 apply to any successor except for (1)  certain workers' compensation benefits, (2) claims against a corporation that are not considered a successor asbestos-related liability, (3) any obligation under 29 USC 151 or under any collective bargaining agreement, (4) certain successors that continued in the business of mining asbestos or in named related asbestos businesses.

Creates new GS 99E-43 (Establishing fair market value of total gross assets). Allows a successor corporation to establish fair market value of total gross assets for the purpose of limitations under GS 99E-35 through any one of the following methods: (1) by reference to the going concern value of the assets or to the purchase price attributable to or paid for the assets in an arms-length transaction or (2) in the absence of other readily available information from which the fair market value can be determined by reference to the value of the assets recorded on a balance sheet.

Provides that total gross assets include intangible assets. Sets other conditions to the extent that total gross assets include any liability insurance that was issued to the transferor whose assets are being valued for purposes of this section, no insurance or other obligations will be affected.

Creates new GS 99E-44 (Adjustment), providing that the fair market value of total gross assets at the time of the merger/consolidation will increase annually at a rate equal to the sum of (1) the prime rate as listed in the Wall Street Journal for each calendar year since the merger/consolidation and (2) one percent.

The above calculation is subject to the following limitations: (1) the rate defined above cannot be compounded, (2) the adjustment of the fair market value of total gross assets will continue as provided above until the adjusted value is first exceeded by the cumulative amounts of successor asbestos-related liabilities paid or committed to be paid, and (3) no adjustment can be applied to any liability insurance that may be included in the definition of total gross assets in GS 99E-43.

Creates new GS 99E-45 (Scope of Article; application), providing that the article will be liberally construed with regard to successors and it will apply to all asbestos claims filed against a successor on or after the effective date of this act. 

Effective January 1, 2015.

Makes conforming changes to the act's title.

Intro. by Jackson, Meredith, J. Davis. GS 1, GS 1A, GS 7A, GS 55, GS 75, GS 99B, GS 99E, GS 114
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 2nd edition.

Deletes proposed GS 66-67.6 regarding the offense of employment fraud.

Deletes proposed changes to GS 24-5.

Deletes proposed Article 8 in GS Chapter 75, Predatory Third-Party Financing of Litigation Actand instead enacts new Article 8,Abusive Patent Assertions, in GS Chapter 75. Makes bad faith assertions of patent infringement an unfair and deceptive trade practice. Defines the following terms as they are used in this Article: (1) affiliate, (2) demand, (3) institution of higher education, (4) interested party, (5) operating entity, and (6) target. Provides non-exclusive factors that the court can weigh in determining whether actions are taken in good or bad faith. Declares that patent litigation can be a significant burden on companies. Provides criteria for the court to set a bond of up to $500,000 upon a finding that a target has established a reasonable likelihood that a person has made a bad-faith assertion of patent infringement in violation of this Chapter. Includes specifications regarding enforcement under this Article, remedies, and damages. Provides that a court may award costs and fees, including reasonable attorneys' fees, to a defendant who prevails in an action brought under this section.

Amends Article 26A of GS Chapter 1. Rewrites the title of Article 26A asThree-Judge Panel for Redistricting Challenges and for Certain Challenges to State Laws(was, Three-Judge Panel for Redistricting Challenges).

Adds new subsections to GS 1-267.1 to provide that except as provided in subsection (a) of this section any challenge to the validity on its face of an act of the General Assembly must be transferred under GS 1A-1, Rule 42(b)(4), to Wake County Superior Court (Court) to be heard and determined by a three-judge panel of the Court, organized as prescribed by subsection (b2) of this section. Requires the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to appoint three resident superior court judges to a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Wake County to hear challenges to the validity of acts of the General Assembly on its face. Specifies the organizational structure of the three-judge panel, including the requirement for representation of different regions of the state and replacing members as necessary. Prohibits entering an order or judgment based on a finding that an act of the General Assembly is facially invalid based upon either the North Carolina or United States Constitution except by this three-judge panel. Provides that this section applies only to civil proceedings, and nothing in this section is to be construed as applying to a defendant in a criminal proceeding or to proceedings in which GS Chapter 15A is applicable.

Amends GS 1-81.1 to provide that in an action seeking injunctive relief to stay enforcement, operation, or execution of an act of the General Assembly based on an allegation that the act is unconstitutional on its face under the US or NC constitution, venue lies exclusively with the Wake County Superior Court. Makes conforming changes to GS 1A-1, Rule 42, Consolidation; separate trials.

Amends GS 1A-1, Rule 62,adding a new subsection (h)to clarify that where a trial court grants injunctive or declaratory relief restraining the enforcement or execution of an act of the General Assembly against a party in a civil action, the trial court shall stay the relief granted pending appeal. Provides that this subsection only applies when the state or a political subdivision of the state is a party in the civil action. Declares that this subsection does not apply to facial challenges heard by a three-judge panel under GS 1-267.1.

Amends GS 7A-27 to provide that an appeal lies of right directly to the Supreme Court from any order or judgment of a court, either final or interlocutory, that holds that an act of the General Assembly based on the US or NC constitution is unconstitutional on its face. Makes a conforming change to GS 7A-27.

The provisions on the 3-judge panel are effective on July 1, 2014, and apply to any claim filed on or after that date.

Adds a Part VI, which establishes the ten-member Joint Select Committee to Study the Need for Reform in the Laws Governing Apportionment of Tort Liability (Committee). Calls for five members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and five members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Provides that vacancies are to be filled by the appointing authority. Makes provisions for staffing, determining a quorum, designating co-chairs, and the general operations of the Committee. Directs the Committee to study issues related to the need for reform of the laws governing apportionment of tort liability and successor liability, including adoption of comparative negligence and the abrogation of joint and several liability, and any other issues related to tort liability. Provides that the Committee may make a final report, including any proposed legislation to the 2015 General Assembly upon its convening. Directs the Committee to terminate upon the filing of its final report or the convening of the 2015 General Assembly, whichever comes first.

Amends new Article 2A,Transparency in Third-Party Contracting by Attorney General. Deletes provision requiring the posting of the request for proposals from private attorneys on the Attorney General's website. Provides that the executed contingency fee contract and the Attorney General's written determination are not considered public records until the conclusion of the legal proceedings or other matters for which the services of the private attorney were retained. Requires attorneys submitting a proposal to pay a $50 fee. Deletes the staggered contingency fee scale which was calculated based on the amount of any damages in the action for which the private attorney was contracted and instead limits the contingency fee, exclusive of reasonable costs and expenses, to no more than 22.5 percent. Authorizes the court to reduce the private attorney's fee after the state agency has reached a settlement or obtained an award, at the court's discretion. Requires that all records maintained in this section be made available to the state auditor for oversight purposes.Effective when the act becomes law (was, October 1, 2013).

Enacts new GS 55-7-50 to provide that inclusion in a corporation's articles of incorporation of a provision declaring that the state courts of North Carolina are the exclusive forum for a derivative shareholder lawsuit is effective and enforceable against any shareholder who voted in favor of an amendment to include the provision and any shareholder who purchased shares after the provision was adopted. Applies to all articles of incorporation and amendments to those articles adopted on or after the effective date.

Adds a severability clause providing that if any section or provision of this act is declared unconstitutional or invalid by the courts, it does not affect the validity of the rest of this act in whole or part.

Except as otherwise indicated, this act is effective when it becomes law.

Intro. by Jackson, Meredith, J. Davis. GS 1, GS 1A, GS 7A, GS 55, GS 75, GS 99B, GS 99E, GS 114
S 744 (2013-2014) APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2014. Filed May 14 2014, 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.

The House committee substitute to the makes various changes. We will not be including a summary of the committee substitute to the Appropriations Act. For the content of the bill, please follow the View NCGA Bill Details link located above. Further information on the budget, including the committee report, can be found on the "News" section of the General Assembly's website at: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/News/NewsArchive.pl.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, Hunt.
S 749 (2013-2014) STRENGTHEN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES MONITORING. Filed May 14 2014, AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE MONITORING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

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

Clarifies that the Director of the Division of Public Health of the Department of Health and Human services (DHHS) and the Director of the Division of Medical Assistance, DHHS, are among the state health officials and health care provider licensing boards that are to develop statewide opioid prescribing guidelines for adoption by the health care provider occupational licensing boards. Also clarifies that other state and federal prescribing guidelines should be used as models to define and develop North Carolina's statewide opioid prescribing guidelines.

Clarifies that the acronym, CSRS, represents Controlled Substances Reporting System. Directs DHHS to improve the CSRS contract, and specifies modifications to be made to the contract to do so, including directing DHHS to execute a memorandum of understanding with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to participate in PMP (Prescription Monitoring Program) InterConnect (was, directed that the contract be modified to include interstate connectivity with the states of South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia).

Directs DHHS to apply for grant funding from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to establish the initial connection to PMP InterConnect (was, directed DHHS to use $40,035 of existing grant funding from the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for fiscal year 2014-15 to create interstate connectivity for the drug monitoring program). Additionally directs DHHS to request $40,035 for establishing the connection and $30,000 for two years of ongoing service, maintenance, and support for PMP InterConnect.

Deletes the requirement that DHHS seek grant funding to offset connectivity costs.

Amends the appropriations from the General Fund to DHHS as follows: (1) appropriates $15,000 for fiscal year 2014-15, non-recurring, (was, $10,000 for fiscal year 2014-15 in recurring funds) to cover the cost of annual services fees for the interstate connection for the drug monitoring program and (2) appropriates $40,035 for fiscal year 2014-15 to establish the initial interface for PMP InterConnect as required in this act.Requires that the amounts in each of these appropriations be adjusted or eliminated if DHHS successfully obtains grant awards or is able to identify other allowable receipts for these purposes. Provides that if other receipts are used for either of these purposes, the non-recurring appropriation must revert to the General Fund.

Adds a representative from the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy as a member of the Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee, established in this act.

Intro. by Hartsell, Clark.APPROP, GS 90
S 793 (2013-2014) CHARTER SCHOOL MODIFICATIONS. Filed May 19 2014, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE CHARTER SCHOOL LAWS AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO HOUSE BILL 712.

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

Deletes changes in the 1st edition to the following sections: (1) GS 115C-238.29A(b), requiring the Charter School Advisory Board to inform applicants of a denial of a charter school application in writing and to allow applicants to petition the State Board of Education (SBE) regarding a denied charter school application; (2) GS 115C-238.29B(e), requiring the SBE to assess a $1,000 fee for initial and renewal charter applications; (3) GS 115C-238.29B, requiring the SBE to adopt rules in accordance with Article 2A of GS Chapter 150B regarding charter school operations; and (4) GS 115C-238.29D(a), requiring the SBE to make final decisions on the approval or denial of charter school applications by June 15 for all applications it receives by the deadline established by the Office of Charter Schools for the receipt of applications.

Amends GS 115C-238.29B(b) to provide that a teacher may serve as a non-voting board member at a charter school where that teacher is employed by the board of directors.

Amends GS 115C-238.29D(d) to allow the SBE to renew charter schools for less than 10 years if the charter school has not provided financially sound audits for the prior three years or its student academic outcomes for the past three years have not been comparable to the academic outcomes of students in the local school administrative unit in which the charter is located.

Clarifies in GS 115C-238.29F(g)(5) that charter schools with a mission of single-gender education may limit admission on the basis of gender. However, maintains provision that discrimination against any student by a charter school based on ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability is prohibited.

Directs the SBE to adopt a process and rules for a competitive bid process for the assumption of a charter school that shows inadequate progress. Delineates the criteria, which at minimum, the SBE must require entities interested in assuming operation of the inadequately performing charter school to meet. Directs the SBE to adopt the rules and procedures required by this section by January 15, 2015, and report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by February 1, 2015.

Makes conforming changes to the bill title.

Intro. by Tillman, Cook.GS 115C
S 815 (2013-2014) ENSURING PRIVACY OF STUDENT RECORDS. Filed May 20 2014, AN ACT TO ENSURE THE PRIVACY AND SECURITY OF STUDENT EDUCATIONAL RECORDS.

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

Provides that the termpersonally identifiable student datadoes not include directory information when the local board of education has given notice of the directory to parents and an opportunity to opt out of disclosure of that information as provided under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) unless a parent has elected to opt out of disclosure of the directory information.

Provides that the rules the State Board of Education (SBE) must develop to ensure the security of the student data system must minimally include certain restrictions. Amends this section to clarify that the rules mustaddress access to personally identifiable student data by any individual upon the authorization of the student's parent or guardian.

Makes some formatting changes.

Intro. by Barefoot, Brock, Soucek.GS 115C
S 853 (2013-2014) BUSINESS COURT MODERNIZATION. Filed May 27 2014, AN ACT TO MODERNIZE THE BUSINESS COURT BY MAKING TECHNICAL, CLARIFYING, AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO THE PROCEDURES FOR COMPLEX BUSINESS CASES, TO STREAMLINE THE PROCESS OF CORPORATE REORGANIZATION UTILIZING HOLDING COMPANIES, AND TO ESTABLISH A BUSINESS COURT MODERNIZATION SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

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

Amends GS 7A-27(a) to provide that an appeal lies of right lies directly to the North Carolina Supreme Court (Supreme Court) from any interlocutory order of a Business Court Judge which does any of the following: (1) affects a substantial right, (2) in effect determines the action and prevents a judgment from which an appeal might be taken, (3) discontinues the action, and (4) grants or refuses a new trial. Requires appeals under new subdivisions (2), mandatory complex business cases, and (3), interlocutory orders, to GS 7A-27(a) to be made in accordance with the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure applicable to civil cases. Applies to actions designated as mandatory complex business cases on or after October 1, 2014.

Amends GS 7A-45.3 to direct the presiding Business Court Judge to issue a written opinion in connection with any order granting or denying a motion under GS 1A-1, Rule 12, 56, 59, or 60, or any order finally disposing of a complex business case.

Amends GS 7A-45.4 regarding the designation of an action as a complex business case to permit any party to designate an action involving a material issue related to certain controversies as a mandatory complex business case. Makes clarifying changes in identifying an action that may be designated as a mandatory complex business case. Adds as a condition which must be met in contract disputes that all the parties must consent to the designation as a mandatory complex business case. Deletes requirement that a civil action under GS 105-241.17 be designated as a mandatory complex business case by the petitioner or the plaintiff. Applies to actions commenced or petitions filed on or after October 1, 2014.

Amends GS 7A-45.4(e) to provide that if a party files an opposition to the designation as a mandatory complex business case within 30 days of the Notice of Designation, the opposition must state all the grounds on which the opposing party objects to the designation and any grounds not asserted will be deemed conclusively waived. Also provides that within 30 days after an order is entered staying a pending action under subsection (g) of this section, which provides that the Superior Court is to stay an action required to be designated but has not been until is designated as a mandatory complex business case, any party opposing the stay must file the objection with the Business Court stating all the grounds for the objection. Provides that any grounds not asserted are to be deemed conclusively waived. Provides that a party disagreeing with the decision may appeal in accordance with GS 7A-27(a) (was, appeal to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court). Applies to actions commenced or petitions filed on or after October 1, 2014.

Amends GS 7A-45.4(c) to delete the option of sending a copy of the Notice of Designation by fax. Applies to actions commenced or petitions filed on or after October 1, 2014.

Amends subsection (g) to require the party designating the action as a mandatory complex business case to pay the filing fee required under GS 7A-305(a)(2). Applies to actions commenced or petitions filed on or after October 1, 2014.

Provides that nothing in this section is intended to permit actions for personal injury cases grounded in tort to be designated as mandatory complex business cases. Applies to actions commenced or petitions filed on or after October 1, 2014.

Enacts new GS 55-11-11, Merger to effect a holding company reorganization. Sets out six terms and definitions to be used in this section, including company official, holding company, and surviving entity. Provides that, unless expressly required by articles of incorporation, no vote by the shareholders is required to authorize a merger with or into a single direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the constituent corporation if eight specified conditions are satisfied, including that the constituent corporation and the direct/indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the constituent corporation are the only constituent entities to the merger, and the directors of the constituent corporation become or remain the directors of the holding company upon the effective time of the merger. Provides that if the organizational documents of the surviving entity do not contain certain, specified provisions as outlined in the act, then the organizational documents must be amended in the merger to contain the specified provisions. Allows organizational documents to be amended in the merger to reduce the number of classes and shares of capital stock or other equity interests. Effective August 1, 2014.

Provides that no provision of this act or provision found in an entity’s organizational documents can be deemed or construed to require approval of the shareholders of the holding company to elect or remove directors/managers/managing members of the governing body of the surviving entity.  Sets out three provisions which apply from and after the effective time of a merger adopted by a constituent corporation by its board of directors and without a vote of shareholders, including that to the extent a shareholder of the corporation, immediately prior to the merger, had standing to institute or maintain derivative litigation on behalf of the constituent corporation, than nothing in this act limits or extinguishes that standing. Effective August 1, 2014.

Sets out certain requirements for certifying a plan of merger pursuant to these provisions. Requires the secretary or assistant secretary to certify the plan of merger. Provides that no certification is required if a certificate of merger or consolidation is registered in lieu of filing the plan of merger. Requires plans to be filed in order to become effective. Effective August 1, 2014.

Amends GS 55-11-06, concerning the effect of merger or share exchange, updating statutory references.  Effective August 1, 2014.

Amends Article 26A of GS Chapter 1. Rewrites the title of Article 26A as Three-Judge Panel for Redistricting Challenges and for Certain Challenges to State Laws (was, Three-Judge Panel for Redistricting Challenges).

Adds new subsections to GS 1-267.1 to provide that except as provided in subsection (a) of this section, any challenge to the validity on its face of an act of the General Assembly must be transferred under GS 1A-1, Rule 42(b)(4), to Wake County Superior Court (Court) to be heard and determined by a three-judge panel of the Court, organized as prescribed by subsection (b2) of this section. Requires the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to appoint three resident superior court judges to a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Wake County to hear challenges to the validity of an act of the General Assembly on its face. Specifies the organizational structure of the three-judge panel, including the requirement for representation of different regions of the state and replacing members as necessary. Prohibits entering an order or judgment based on a finding that an act of the General Assembly is facially invalid based upon either the North Carolina or United States Constitution except by this three-judge panel. Provides that this section applies only to civil proceedings, and nothing in this section is to be construed as applying to a defendant in a criminal proceeding or to proceedings in which GS Chapter 15A is applicable.

Amends GS 1-81.1 to provide that in an action seeking injunctive relief to stay enforcement, operation, or execution of an act of the General Assembly based on an allegation that the act is unconstitutional on its face under the US or NC constitution, venue lies exclusively with the Wake County Superior Court. Makes conforming changes to GS 1A-1, Rule 42, Consolidation; separate trials.

Amends GS 1A-1, Rule 62, adding a new subsection (h) to clarify that where a trial court grants injunctive or declaratory relief restraining the enforcement or execution of an act of the General Assembly against a party in a civil action, the trial court shall stay the relief granted pending appeal. Provides that this subsection only applies when the state or a political subdivision of the state is a party in the civil action. Declares that this subsection does not apply to facial challenges heard by a three-judge panel under GS 1-267.1.

Amends GS 7A-27 to provide that an appeal lies of right directly to the Supreme Court from any order or judgment of a court, either final or interlocutory, that holds that an act of the General Assembly based on the US or NC constitution is unconstitutional on its face. Makes a conforming change to GS 7A-27.  

The provisions on the 3-judge panel are effective on July 1, 2014, and apply to any claim filed on or after that date.

Intro. by Rucho, Barringer.GS 1, GS 1A, GS 7A, GS 55
S 881 (2013-2014) ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE. Filed Jun 11 2014, A JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE OF THE 2013 REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Adjourns the 2013 session of the General Assembly, sine die, on Friday, June 27, 2014. 

Intro. by Apodaca.JOINT RES

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LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 133 (2013-2014) CHARLOTTE AIRPORT COMMISSION CLARIFICATIONS. Filed Feb 20 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT THE CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSION IS AN AGENCY WITHIN THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE AND TO EXTEND THE CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE BY ONE YEAR.

The Senate amendment to the 4th edition clarifies that the severability clause applies to the entire act.

Intro. by L. Bell, Brisson.Mecklenburg
H 292 (2013-2014) MORATORIUM/LAWSUITS FOR SCH. FUNDS (NEW). Filed Mar 12 2013, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A MORATORIUM ON FILING OF ACTIONS BY CERTAIN LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION CHALLENGING THE SUFFICIENCY OF LOCAL FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BY THE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.

Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 4th edition:

Changes the long title.

Repeals GS 115C-431, Procedure for resolution of dispute between board of education and board of county commissioners, as the provisions therein apply to the counties of Gaston and Nash only. Provides that the local boards of education, from Gaston and Nash Counties, cannot file any legal action challenging the sufficiency of the funds appropriated by the board of county commissioners to the local current expense fund, capital outlay fund, or both.  Provides that the above provisions expire when the 2016-17 fiscal year budget is adopted by the appropriate board of county commissioners.

Intro. by Brody, Fisher, Insko, Warren. Gaston, Nash, Union
H 569 (2013-2014) FOXFIRE/SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS. Filed Apr 3 2013, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT REMOVING CERTAIN RESTRICTION ON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS FOR THE VILLAGE OF FOXFIRE AND TO REMOVE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS FOR THE TOWN OF HARRISBURG.

The Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition changes the act's effective date from June 30, 2013, to June 30, 2014. 

Amends GS 160A-58.1(b)(5) to exempt the Town of Harrisburg from a standard that limited the size of noncontiguous annexation areas. These provisions only apply to the Town of Harrisburg.

Intro. by Boles.Cabarrus, Moore

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LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 741 (2013-2014) BLADEN, COLUMBUS, FRANKLIN, HOKE/TAX CERT. (NEW). Filed May 14 2014, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW BLADEN COUNTY, COLUMBUS COUNTY, FRANKLIN COUNTY, AND HOKE COUNTY TO NOT ACCEPT THE REGISTRATION OF A DEED TRANSFERRING REAL PROPERTY WHEN TAXES ARE DELINQUENT.

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

Changes the short and long title.

Amends GS 161-31, Tax Certification, adding Bladen, Columbus, and Franklin counties (was, Franklin County) to those who can require the register of deeds, by resolution, to not accept any deed transferring real property registration if there are delinquent ad valorem county or municipal taxes or other specified taxes.

 

Intro. by Barefoot.Bladen, Columbus, Franklin
S 871 (2013-2014) RALEIGH/DURHAM/DEANNEXATION/ANNEXATION. Filed May 28 2014, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REMOVE CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF RALEIGH AND TO ADD THE PROPERTY TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF DURHAM AND TO MAKE CHANGES TO S.L. 2013-386.

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

Changes the long title. Changes the effective date from when the act becomes law to June 30, 2014.

Intro. by McKissick, Woodard.Durham, Wake
S 876 (2013-2014) BREVARD MEALS TAX. Filed May 28 2014, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BREVARD TO LEVY A PREPARED FOOD AND BEVERAGES TAX.

The Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends the definition of prepared food and beverages so that it includes prepared foods as defined in GS 105-164.3 (removing the specification that it include any food to which a retailer has added value or altered its state in order to make the food available for human consumption) and alcoholic beverages as defined in GS 18B-101 (removing the additional requirement that the beverage meet at least one of the conditions of prepared food in GS 105-164.3).

Provides that the tax is due and payable on or before the 20th (was, 15th) day of the month following the month in which the tax accrues. Makes conforming changes to the due date of the retailer's return.

Intro. by Apodaca.Transylvania
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: 2014-06-11

PUBLIC BILLS

H 183: DELAY TRANSFER/CLEVELAND COUNTY CORR. FAC. (NEW).

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

H 348: PUBLIC SAFETY TECHNOLOGY/STATE ROW.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014

H 558: SOIL & WATER/REGIONAL JAILS REFUNDS (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/12/2014

H 573: STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FEE USES.

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

H 618: AMEND FIREARM RESTORATION LAW.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014

H 698: BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR FIREFIGHTERS.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 777: SEX OFFENDER/EXPAND RESIDENTIAL RESTRICTIONS.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 831: ED. SERVICES FOR CHILDREN IN PRTFS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Appropriations/Base Budget

H 1025: DOT/DMV CHANGES (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014

H 1027: DWI INTERLOCK VIOLATION/DMV HEARING SITE.

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

H 1031: NC ECON. DEV. PARTNERSHIP MODIFICATIONS.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate

H 1034: VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE FINANCES (PED).

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/12/2014

H 1043: PREQUALIFICATION UPDATE.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Commerce

H 1060: MILITARY STUDENT IDENTIFIER.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014

H 1069: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAW CHANGES.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Finance
    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/12/2014

H 1074: CONFIRM LINDA COMBS AS STATE CONTROLLER.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014

H 1092: ENFORCE PAYMENT OF CRIMINAL MEDIATION FEE.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Judiciary II

H 1103: VERIFICATION/JURISDICTION IN JUVENILE CASES.

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

H 1112: CONFIRM CHARLTON L. ALLEN TO INDUSTRIAL COMM.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014

H 1135: BUSINESS FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT.

    House: Assigned To Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Biotechnology and Health Care

H 1261: URGE CONGRESS/TERRORISM RISK INSURANCE.

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

H 1262: SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOLUTION.

    House: Filed

H 1263: SUPPORT FATHERHOOD/FATHER'S DAY.

    House: Filed

H 1264: DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN CAMPAIGN SOLICITATIONS.

    House: Filed

S 3: JMAC MODIFICATIONS (NEW).

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

S 648: NC COMMERCE PROTECTION ACT OF 2014 (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Finance
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Amend Adopted A3
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Engrossed

S 742: ADJUST THE UTILITY REGULATORY FEE.

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

S 743: NC ECON. DEV. PARTNERSHIP MODIFICATIONS.

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

S 744: APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2014.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Appropriations (last action as of 10 pm)
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Appropriations
    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/12/2014

S 749: STRENGTHEN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES MONITORING.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Appropriations/Base Budget

S 790: CAPE HATTERAS/GAS CITIES/INFRASTRUCTURE LAND (NEW).

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

S 793: CHARTER SCHOOL MODIFICATIONS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014

S 797: 911 BOARD/BACK-UP PSAP.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/17/2014

S 812: REPLACE CCSS W/NC'S HIGHER ACADEM. STANDARDS (NEW).

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

S 815: ENSURING PRIVACY OF STUDENT RECORDS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014

S 836: DOT MINORITY/WOMEN BUSINESS PROGRAM.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014

S 853: BUSINESS COURT MODERNIZATION.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/12/2014

S 879: HONOR ZEB ALLEY.

    Ratified
    Ch. Res 2014-4

S 880: EDUCATION SIMPLIFICATION AMENDMENT.

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

S 881: ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE.

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Filed

Actions on Bills: 2014-06-11

LOCAL BILLS

H 133: CHARLOTTE AIRPORT COMMISSION CLARIFICATIONS.

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

H 292: MORATORIUM/LAWSUITS FOR SCH. FUNDS (NEW).

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 531: WEAVERVILLE, BUNCOMBE & HENDERSON.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 569: FOXFIRE/SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Finance
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014

H 1080: WATHA DEANNEXATION.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref to State and Local Government. If fav, re-ref to Finance

H 1108: DUPLIN BCC ELECTIONS/HARNETT VACANCIES (NEW).

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

H 1131: CLAY COUNTY OPOSSUM EXCLUSION/WILDLIFE LAWS.

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

H 1134: CLEVELAND COUNTY/ROAD ASSESSMENT CRITERIA.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On State and Local Government

S 741: BLADEN, COLUMBUS, FRANKLIN, HOKE/TAX CERT. (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/12/2014
    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/12/2014

S 767: ROCKINGHAM DEANNEXATION.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/12/2014

S 845: BALD HEAD ISLAND/CONTRACT POST OFFICE.

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

S 848: INFRASTRUCTURE REIMBURSEMENT AGMTS.

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

S 865: TOWN OF BOONE/EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

S 867: TOWN OF MCDONALD/TERMS OF OFFICE.

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

S 868: TOWN OF PROCTORVILLE/TERMS OF OFFICE.

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

S 871: RALEIGH/DURHAM/DEANNEXATION/ANNEXATION.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/12/2014

S 874: SPRUCE PINE DEANNEXATION.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014
    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/12/2014

S 876: BREVARD MEALS TAX.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/16/2014

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