The Daily Bulletin: 2017-01-11

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-01-11

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 1 (2017-2018) 2017 HOUSE TEMPORARY RULES. Filed Jan 11 2017, A HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE TEMPORARY RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE 2017 REGULAR SESSION.

Adopts the 2015 permanent rules as the House temporary rules with the following exceptions. 

Deletes subsection (d) to Rule 21, which provided for no votes to be taken in the House for one week in April during the 2015 Regular Session, as specified.

Amends Rule 27 establishing the standing committees and permanent subcommittees for the session. Creates the following new standing committees: Homelessness, Foster Care, and Dependency (previously, Children, Youth, and Families); Elections and Ethics Law (was, Elections); Energy and Public Utilities (previously, Public Utilities); and State and Local Government I and II (previously, only one Local Government standing committee). Removes the University Board of Governors Nominating standing committee. Amends Rules 28 to allow, after April 1, 2017 (previously, April 1, 2015), a committee to place a bill on the committee’s agenda for the next scheduled committee meeting if there is a written request which has been signed by at least 2/3 of the members of the committee.

Amends Rule 31.1 to establish bill filing and crossover deadlines. Local bills must be submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by March 15 and introduced by March 29, by the specified time. Bills recommended by commissions or standing committees must be submitted by February 21 and introduced by March 1, by the specified time. Bills requested by state agencies must be requested by March 7 and introduced by March 15, by the specified time. Public bills that do not go to the Appropriations or Finance committees, joint resolutions, and House resolutions must be submitted by March 30 and introduced by April 12, 2017, by the specified time. Public bills that must go to the Appropriations or Finance committee must be submitted by April 6 and introduced by April 19, by the specified time. Sets the bill crossover deadline as April 27. 

Intro. by Lewis.HOUSE RES

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PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 1 (2017-2018) 2017 SENATE PERMANENT RULES. Filed Jan 11 2017, A SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE PERMANENT RULES OF THE SENATE FOR THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE 2017 GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Adopts the 2015 permanent rules as the Senate permanent rules with the following exceptions.

Amends Rule 29, providing that the excuse of a Senator from deliberations on a particular bill can be withdrawn by submitting a written request to the Principal Clerk as specified.

Amends Rule 32 concerning standing/select committees, deleting from the list the following committees: Program Evaluation, Redistricting, Pensions & Retirement and Aging, Ways and Means, and Workforce and Economic Development.  Additionally, the Commerce and Insurance Committees were combined, and the Judiciary I and Judiciary II committees were combined into the Judiciary Committee.  Also, new or changed appropriation subcommittees include the Appropriations on Agriculture, Natural, and Economic Resources (was, Appropriations on Natural and Economic Resources) and the new Appropriations on Pensions, Compensation and benefits. Makes conforming changes.

Amends the title of Rule 39.1 to be Public and local bills; limitation on local bills becoming public bills (was, public and local bills; availability of copies of bills; limitation on local bills becoming public bills).

Amends subsection (a) of Rule 40 to provide for the filing on January 11, 2017, pursuant to GS 120-11.1, of a simple resolution to establish the Senate Permanent Rules, and a joint resolution to adjourn to January 25, 2017. Prohibits the filing of any other bills on January 11, 2017. Further amends subsection (a) to provide that the daily deadline for the filing of a bill during regular session is, on Monday, until 30 minutes after adjournment and, on any other day the Senate holds session, until 4:00 pm (was, 3:00 pm).

Amends Rule 40.1 to update deadlines for filing bills for introduction to dates in 2017. Provides that all local bills must be filed for introduction no later than Tuesday, March 7, 2017, except that local bills submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by 4:00 pm on March 7, 2017, and filed for introduction in the Senate by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, are to be treated as if they had been filed for introduction under this rule. Provides that all public bills, except for those for action on gubernatorial nominations or appointments or adjourning the General Assembly must be filed no later than Friday, March 17, 2017. However, public bills submitted to the Bill Drafting Division by 4:00 pm on March 17, 2017, and filed in the Senate before 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017, are to be treated as if they had been filed for introduction under this rule.

Amends Rule 41 to set the crossover bill deadline as Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Amends Rule 42.3 concerning assessment reports, deleting subsection (a) from the Rule which required assessment reports for proposed occupational or professional licensing or registration boards.

Intro. by Rabon.SENATE RES
S 2 (2017-2018) ADJOURN ORGANIZATIONAL SESSION. Filed Jan 11 2017, A JOINT RESOLUTION ADJOURNING THE 2017 REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO A DATE CERTAIN, AS PROVIDED BY LAW.

Provides that when the Senate and House of Representatives adjourn on January 11, 2017, they are adjourned to reconvene on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at noon.

Intro. by Rabon.JOINT RES

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The Daily Bulletin: 2017-01-11

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: 2017-01-11

PUBLIC BILLS

H 1: 2017 HOUSE TEMPORARY RULES.

    House: Filed
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Adopted

S 1: 2017 SENATE PERMANENT RULES.

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Adopted

S 2: ADJOURN ORGANIZATIONAL SESSION.

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Enrolled
    Ratified
    Ch. Res 2017-1

Actions on Bills: 2017-01-11

No local actions on bills

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