The Daily Bulletin: 2015-02-09

The Daily Bulletin: 2015-02-09

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 60 (2015-2016) PASSING SLOW MOVING VEHICLES. Filed Feb 9 2015, AN ACT TO ALLOW THE DRIVER OF A VEHICLE TO OVERTAKE AND PASS SLOWER MOVING VEHICLES ON PORTIONS OF THE HIGHWAY WHICH ARE MARKED BY SIGNS, MARKERS, OR MARKINGS PLACED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STATING OR CLEARLY INDICATING THAT PASSING SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED.

Amends GS 20-150(e) as the title indicates. Specifies that unless the following conditions exist, the signs, markers, or markings, placed by the Department of Transportation, prohibiting passing are to be followed and no passing is to be attempted:

(1) the slower moving vehicle to be passed is proceeding at less than half the speed of the posted speed limit;

(2) the faster moving vehicle is capable of overtaking and passing the slower moving vehicle without exceeding the posted speed limit;

(3) the faster moving vehicle can overtake and pass at least three feet to the left of the slower moving vehicle; and

(4) visibility is clear and there is no oncoming traffic to the left side of the center of the highway, allowing for a sufficient distance to permit safe passing.

Makes a conforming change to GS 20-149(a).

Effective December 1, 2015, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.

Intro. by Elmore, R. Brown.GS 20
H 61 (2015-2016) LOCAL CONTROL/LAND APPLICATION OF BIOSOLIDS. Filed Feb 9 2015, AN ACT TO PROVIDE LOCAL SAFEGUARDS FOR THE LAND APPLICATION OF BIOSOLIDS.

Amends GS 143-215.1(d) adding language that allows governing boards of counties to require, by ordinance, that bulk residuals be incinerated before land application if the county operates or contracts with an incinerator as permitted in GS Chapter 130A, Article 9. Provides that if a county does not operate or contract with a permitted incinerator, then the governing board can by ordinance specify an alternate method of pathogen reduction and vector attraction reduction. Further adds language requiring the ordinance to be attached to permits for land application of bulk residuals and that the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission incorporate the ordinance's requirement into the permit. 

Effective October 1, 2015, applying to any land application site for disposal of bulk residuals for which a permit is issued or renewed on or after that date. 

Intro. by Pittman, Ford, Speciale.GS 143

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PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 47 (2015-2016) SENATE 2015 UNC BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION. Filed Feb 9 2015, A SENATE RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATING AND ELECTING MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Adopts procedures for the Senate Select Committee on UNC Board of Governors (Senate Committee) for nominating and electing members of the UNC Board of Governors (BOG).

Makes it the duty of the Senate Committee to conduct a process for nominating and electing persons for each opening on the BOG to which the Senate is to elect members. Sets the time period for receiving BOG nominations as February 16 through February 23, 2015. The total number of open positions is eight and each position is for a four-year term. Provides that a senator may propose candidates for nominations only for the openings available for election by the Senate and only on a written nomination form provided by the chair of the Senate Committee. Requires that the written nomination on the prescribed form be received in the office of the Senate principal clerk on or after Monday, February 16, 2015, and no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, February 23, 2015.

Requires nominees to file a completed North Carolina State Ethics Commission Statement of Economic Interest with the North Carolina State Ethics Commission by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 23, 2015.

Requires the Senate Committee to list all nominees on or after February 23, 2015. Directs the Senate Committee to screen the nominees as to their qualifications and background and provides that the Senate Committee may interview each nominee to ensure that suitable persons are nominated. Also provides that it is the duty of the Senate Committee to determine that each nominee is willing and able to serve and has no statutory disability. Requires the committee to vote to ensure that the slate of qualified candidates lists no more than twice the number of candidates for the total number of seats that are open. Directs the Senate Committee Chair to ascertain if the nominees are willing to serve if elected. Provides that any nominee may withdraw from nomination without the approval of that nominee's sponsor.

Requires that the ballot be prepared under the supervision of the committee chair and that it include only the names of proposed nominees who have consented to run and for whom the Senate is entitled to vote. Names are to be listed on the ballot in alphabetical order by surname. Requires that the Senate hold its election no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Requires that the committee chairexplain the six specified voting rules before the voting begins. Senators are to vote for eight persons for four-year terms and each ballot must be signed by the member casting the ballot. Prohibits counting any unsigned ballots. Provides that the Senate Committee chair is responsible for canvassing the vote and declaring the results. Requires the Senate Principal Clerk to keep the ballots as part of the permanent records and keep the ballots open for immediate public inspection. Provides that when the Senate Committee chair determines that the Senate has chosen eight persons to serve as members of the BOG, the president of the Senate must entertain a motion for the simultaneous election of those persons; the vote must be called electronically. Requires the election results to be sent to the House of Representatives by special messenger.

Requires the Senate Committee chair to notify the secretary of the BOG of the names of the persons elected by the Senate and the term for which each person was elected.

Becomes effective upon adoption.

Intro. by Apodaca.SENATE RES
S 49 (2015-2016) CURBSIDE VOTING ID'S. Filed Feb 9 2015, AN ACT TO MAKE PARALLEL THE PHOTO IDENTIFICATIONS NEEDED TO VOTE IN PERSON AND VOTE CURBSIDE.

Repeals GS 163-166.9(b)(2), which allowed an individual that is voting curbside to provide a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document to satisfy voting identification requirements. Such voters must now present satisfactory identification the same as an individual that is voting in person and not curbside, pursuant to GS 163-166.13.

Effective January 1, 2016.

Intro. by Tillman.GS 163

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LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 48 (2015-2016) 15TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 9 2015, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 15TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Wake
S 50 (2015-2016) Wilson County Occupancy Tax Modification. Filed Feb 9 2015, AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AUTHORIZATION FOR WILSON COUNTY TO LEVY AN OCCUPANCY TAX.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Bryant.Halifax, Nash, Vance, Warren, Wilson
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: 2015-02-09

PUBLIC BILLS

H 52: DESIGNATE OFFICIAL STATE GOLD FESTIVAL.

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

H 53: LEA FLEXIBILITY FOR SUPPLEMENTAL PAY.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Education - K-12

H 54: CODIFIER OF RULES APPOINTMENT.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On State Personnel

H 55: PUBLIC EXHIBIT OF FIREWORKS/NCSU.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Local Government

H 56: STATE HEALTH PLAN/REHIRED RETIREE ELIGIBILITY.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On State Personnel

H 57: HONOR BOY SCOUTS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Cal Pursuant 32(a)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Adopted

H 59: CLARIFY REPORT ADMISSIBILITY.

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

H 60: PASSING SLOW MOVING VEHICLES.

    House: Filed

H 61: LOCAL CONTROL/LAND APPLICATION OF BIOSOLIDS.

    House: Filed

S 6: STATE HEALTH PLAN/REHIRED RETIREE ELIGIBILITY.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Pensions & Retirement and Aging. If fav, re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget

S 14: ACAD. STANDARDS/RULES REVIEW/COAL ASH/FUNDS.

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

S 15: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAW CHANGES (NEW)

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Finance. If fav, re-ref to Information Technology
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Finance. If fav, re-ref to Information Technology

S 19: UNIFORM RECORDING FEES - REGISTER OF DEEDS (NEW).

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

S 23: EXPAND AVIATION SALES TAX EXEMPTION.

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

S 28: INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Ways & Means

S 29: COUNTY EUGENICS COMPENSATION AUTHORITY. (NEW)

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

S 30: VALUE STUDENT LEARNING ACT.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Ways & Means

S 37: WAIVE TUITION/FALLEN OFFICER WAS GUARDIAN.

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

S 39: STATE MINIMUM WAGE/INFLATION INCREASES.

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

S 40: DESIGNATE OFFICIAL STATE GOLD FESTIVAL.

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

S 42: DATACENTER INFRASTRUCTURE ACT.

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

S 43: CDLS FOR VETERANS REVISIONS.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Transportation

S 44: INCLUDE JONES COUNTY IN STATE HEALTH PLAN.

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

S 47: SENATE 2015 UNC BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION.

    Senate: Filed

S 49: CURBSIDE VOTING ID'S.

    Senate: Filed

Actions on Bills: 2015-02-09

LOCAL BILLS

H 58: ALAMANCE COUNTY SHERIFF/FOOD PURCHASES.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Local Government
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Local Government

S 5: UNION COUNTY LOCAL ACT.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On State and Local Government

S 36: GREENSBORO CITY COUNCIL CHANGES.

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

S 41: 30TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

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

S 45: 6TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

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

S 46: JACKSONVILLE OCCUPANCY TAX.

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

S 48: 15TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 50: Wilson County Occupancy Tax Modification.

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Filed

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