The Daily Bulletin: 2017-02-28

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-02-28

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 32 (2017-2018) LIMITED CIVIL IMMUNITY/SKI PATROL VOLUNTEERS. Filed Feb 1 2017, AN ACT GRANTING LIMITED IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL LIABILITY TO VOLUNTEERS IN GOOD STANDING WITH, AND CERTIFIED TO RENDER EMERGENCY CARE BY, THE NATIONAL SKI PATROL SYSTEM, INC.

House committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition. Amends GS 90-21.14(a) by making a technical change to incorporate language from the existing statute.

Intro. by Dulin, Dobson, Presnell, Jordan.GS 90
H 87 (2017-2018) ESSA PLAN SUBMISSION. Filed Feb 13 2017, AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION FROM SUBMITTING THE STATE PLAN REQUIRED BY THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT UNTIL THE LATEST POSSIBLE DATE ESTABLISHED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR SUBMISSION.

House committee substitute amends the 1st edition to provide that the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction are not to submit a consolidated State Plan to the US Department of Education as required by 20 USC 6301, et seq, as amended, earlier than seven business days preceding the latest available date established by the US Department of Education for submission without penalty of a consolidated State Plan (previously, directed the State Board and DPI not to submit the State Plan until the latest available date established by the US Department of Education for submission of a consolidated State Plan).

Intro. by Elmore, K. Hall, Hurley.UNCODIFIED
H 92 (2017-2018) CHEROKEE REG. PLATE/TEACHING AGREEMENT. (NEW) Filed Feb 14 2017, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO PRODUCE AN EASTERN BAND OF CHEROKEE INDIANS, A FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED TRIBE, SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATE AND TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FROM LICENSURE FOR TEACHING CHEROKEE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLASSES.

House committee substitute makes a technical change to refer to the Blue Ribbon Committee on Transportation Infrastructure Funding, rather than the Commission, in section 6 of the act pertaining to the termination of the Committee.

Intro. by Torbett.UNCODIFIED
H 95 (2017-2018) TRUCK DELIVERIES TO PORT/NIGHT TRAVEL.(NEW) Filed Feb 14 2017, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE PERMITTED OVERSIZED OR OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES TO TRAVEL AFTER SUNSET WHEN TRANSPORTING AND DELIVERING CARGO, CONTAINERS, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT TO OR FROM INTERNATIONAL PORTS.

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

Amends proposed new subsection (b3) to GS 20-119, concerning special permits for vehicles of excessive size or weight, to authorize the Department of Transportation (Department) to allow transport and delivery of cargo, containers, or other equipment after sunset if the Department determines it will be safe and expedite traffic flow. Prohibits the Department from including a term or condition prohibiting travel after sunset for any permitted shipments going to or from international ports (previous edition specified transport from the North Carolina Global TransPark to the Port of Morehead City or the Port of Wilmington). Clarifies that nothing in this new subsection precludes the Department from restricting movements it determines to be unsafe.

Makes conforming changes the act's long and short titles.

Intro. by Torbett, Presnell.GS 20
H 201 (2017-2018) NC CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY ACT. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO PROTECT A PERSON'S RIGHT TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN WITHOUT A PERMIT, TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN WITHOUT A PISTOL PURCHASE PERMIT, AND TO CONTINUE ALLOWING PERSONS TO ACQUIRE A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSES OF RECIPROCITY OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON DESIRED.

Amends GS 14-269, which prohibits carrying concealed weapons, to establish that the term weapon does not include a firearm for purposes of the statute. Makes conforming changes to eliminate subsections (a1) and (a2) pertaining to carrying a concealed handgun with a permit and the punishments set out for violations of those subsections in subsection (c). Makes further conforming changes to eliminate related defenses to prosecution under this statute. Adds new subsection (a3) to clarify that the exceptions to the prohibition on carrying a concealed weapon listed in subsection (b) of the statute that include a condition that the person have a concealed carry permit require a person to have a concealed handgun permit issued in accordance with Article 54B of GS Chapter 54B or one considered valid under GS 14-415.24 (reciprocity for out-of-state handgun permits or licenses) to qualify as an exception. 

Enacts Article 54C, Carrying Concealed Handguns, to establish that any person who is a US citizen and is at least 18 years old can carry a concealed handgun in North Carolina unless prohibited otherwise by law. Makes it unlawful for a person who meets any of the 14 specified criteria to carry a concealed handgun, including a person who is under indictment for a felony, or who is or has been adjudicated to be a danger to self or others due to mental illness or lack of mental capacity. Makes a violation of this prohibition a Class 2 misdemeanor for a first offense, and a Class H felony for a second or subsequent offense. Requires a person to carry valid identification when carrying a concealed handgun. Further, requires a person to disclose to any law enforcement officer that the person is carrying a concealed handgun when approached or addressed by the officer, and to display the proper identification upon the officer's request. Makes a violation of this subsection an infraction punishable in accordance with GS 14-3.1 (setting a penalty not to exceed $100).

Prohibits carrying a concealed weapon, unless provided otherwise by law, (1) in an area prohibited by a rule adopted by the Legislative Services Commission under GS 120-32.1 concerning State legislative buildings and grounds, (2) in any area prohibited by 18 USC 922 or any other federal law, (3) in a law enforcement or correctional facility, or (4) on any private premises where notice is given by posting a conspicuous notice or statement by the person in legal possession or control of the premises that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited. Exempts any person listed in GS 14-415.41 [intends to exempt persons listed in GS 14-269(b)] from this prohibition. Makes a violation of this statute a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Makes conforming changes to GS 14-269.3, which prohibits carrying weapons into assemblies and establishments where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed, to exempt a person carrying a concealed handgun from the prohibition (previously, exempted persons carrying a concealed handgun with a valid permit under GS 14-415.24, a concealed handgun permit considered valid under GS 14-415.24, or a person who is exempt from obtaining a permit under GS 14-415.25). Does not make changes to the clarification that a person may not carry a handgun on any premises where the person in legal possession or control of the premises has posted a conspicuous notice prohibiting the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises in accordance with GS 14-415.11(c). Makes similar conforming changes to GS 14-269.4 to exempt a person carrying a concealed handgun from the prohibition on carrying weapons into certain State property and courthouses, so long as the firearm is in a closed compartment or container within the person's locked vehicle or in a locked container securely affixed to the person's vehicle (previously, exempted persons carrying a concealed handgun with a valid permit under GS 14-415.24, a concealed handgun permit considered valid under GS 14-415.24, or a person who is exempt from obtaining a permit under GS 14-415.25, who has a firearm in the locked vehicle as specified). Makes similar conforming changes to exempt carrying a concealed handgun from the prohibition of possessing any dangerous weapons at parades or funeral processions (previously, exempted persons carrying a concealed handgun with a valid permit under GS 14-415.24, a concealed handgun permit considered valid under GS 14-415.24, or is exempt from obtaining a permit under GS 14-415.25). Does not make changes to the clarification that a person may not carry a handgun on any premises where the person in legal possession or control of the premises has posted a conspicuous notice prohibiting the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises in accordance with GS 14-415.11(c).

Amends GS 14-269.1 to include convictions under new GS 14-415.35(b) to the convicted offenses for which the presiding trial judge must order the confiscation and disposal of the deadly weapon referenced in the conviction, in the judge's discretion as specified. Also establishes that this provision applies to a conviction of any offense in addition to those specified involving the use of a deadly weapon, including a firearm.

Amends GS 14-269.2, which prohibits the carrying of weapons on any kind of educational property or to a curricular or extracurricular school-sponsored activity, as follows. Amends subsection (i) to exempt employees who reside on the higher education institution or nonpublic post-secondary educational institution at which the person is employed, who in addition to meeting other specified qualifications, has a handgun on the premises of the employee's residence or in a closed compartment or container within the employee's locked vehicle located in a parking area of the property at which the person is employed and resides (previously, exempted persons carrying a concealed handgun with a valid permit or who is exempt from obtaining a permit under Article 54B of GS Chapter 14). Makes conforming changes to eliminate provisions concerning employees who are not authorized to carry a concealed handgun pursuant to Article 54B of GS Chapter 14. Makes identical changes to subsection (j) exempting employees of a public or nonpublic school who reside on the campus of the school at which the person is employed. Makes conforming changes to eliminate reference to concealed handgun permits in the exemption set out in subsection (k), which sets out parameters for how a handgun must be kept in a locked compartment within the person's locked vehicle. 

Amends GS 14-401.24, which sets out the provisions for the unlawful possession and use of unmanned aircraft systems, to make a clarifying change to define the term weapon to include any object capable of inflicting serious bodily injury or death when used as a weapon, including a firearm. 

Amends GS 14-409.40, which establishes the regulation of firearms as an issue of general statewide concern, to provide that nothing in this statute prohibits municipalities or counties from application of their authority under GS 14-415.35 (as enacted by this act).

Amends GS 14-415.4, which provides for the restoration of firearms rights, to direct the court to deny the petition to restore the firearms rights of any petitioner if the court finds the petitioner is under indictment for a felony (previously, if the court finds that the petitioner is under indictment for a felony or a finding of probable cause exists against the petitioner for a felony).

Enacts GS 14-415.10A to provide that the State of North Carolina is to continue to make a concealed handgun permit available, even though it is lawful to carry a concealed handgun without a permit under new GS 14-415.35, to any person who applies for and is eligible to receive a concealed handgun permit pursuant to Article 54B of GS Chapter 14, reasoning that a permit is convenient for purposes of reciprocity when traveling out of state and to make the purchase of a firearm. 

Amends GS 14-415.11 to eliminate the provision that allows a military concealed handgun permitee to carry a concealed handgun during the 90 days following the end of deployment when that permitee's permit has expired during deployment. 

Repeals GS 14-415.22 (the construction provisions of Article 54B of GS Chapter 14).

Amends GS 74E-6 to provide that company police officers have the authority to carry concealed weapons pursuant to and in conformity with new GS 14-415.35 in addition to GS 14-269(b)(4) and (5) if duly authorized by the superior officer in charge. Company police agencies can be a hospital, a State institution, or a corporation engaged in providing on-site police security personnel service for persons or property under GS 74E-2 that is certified by the Attorney General in accordance with The Company Police Act, GS Chapter 74E.

Amends GS 74G-6  to provide that campus police officers have the authority to carry concealed weapons pursuant to and in conformity with new GS 14-415.35 in addition to GS 14-269(b) if duly authorized by their campus police agency and by the sheriff of the county in which the campus police agency is located. Campus police agencies can be public educational institutions operating under the authority of the UNC Board of Governors or the State Board of Community Colleges and private educational institutions licensed by the UNC Board of Governors pursuant to GS 116-15 or that are exempt from licensure by the Board of Governors pursuant to GS 116-15(c) and certified by the Attorney General in accordance with The Campus Police Act, GS Chapter 74G.

Amends GS 113-136 to authorize inspectors and protectors of the Department of Environmental Quality to arrest for violations of new GS 14-415.35, subject to the direction of administrative superiors, relating to matters within the jurisdiction of the Department concerning the conservation of marine and estuarine resources and relating to matters within the jurisdiction of the Wildlife Resources Commission concerning boating and water safety, hunting and trapping, fishing, and activities in woodlands and on inland waters. 

Repeals GS 14-402 through GS 14-405 (prohibiting sale of certain weapons without permit, form and issuance or refusal of permit by sheriff and related record keeping), and GS 14-407.1 (sale of blank cartridge pistols).

Effective December 1, 2017.

Intro. by Millis.GS 14, GS 74E, GS 74G, GS 113
H 204 (2017-2018) SCHOOL-JUSTICE PARTNERSHIP/TRAINING SROS. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO DIRECT LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH SCHOOL-JUSTICE PARTNERSHIPS AND TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN JUVENILE JUSTICE ISSUES AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY TO SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCE OFFICERS.

Amends GS 115C-47 to direct local boards of education to develop school-justice partnerships with local law enforcement agencies to reduce rates of in-school arrests, expulsions, and out-of-school suspensions, focusing on connecting at-risk youth with services and supports, building knowledge to recognize and manage behavioral health issues, and to encourage diversion from the juvenile justice system without compromising school safety. Requires safety resource agreements between boards of education and sheriffs or chiefs of police to reflect elements of the school-justice partnership.

Amends GS 115C-276(r), which directs the superintendent to keep data on student discipline, to include students who were arrested on school property in the list of data required.

Amends GS 160A-288.4 and GS 162-26 to require volunteer school safety resource officers, whether from a program established by a sheriff or a chief of police of a local police department, to receive training on juvenile justice issues and cultural competency that includes information on (1) social and cognitive development research on school children; (2) behaviors, attitudes, and policies to promote understanding, effective communication, and positive interactions with individuals and organizations; (3) behavioral health issues in schools and methods to employ a graduated response to disciplinary actions; (4) knowledge of services to reduce juvenile arrests; and (5) school-justice partnerships.

Directs the North Carolina Justice Academy and the Department of Justice to develop a juvenile justice and cultural competency training program in accordance with GS 160A-288.4 and GS 162-26, as amended by this act by January 1, 2018.

Applies beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

Intro. by Pierce.GS 115C, GS 160A, GS 162
H 205 (2017-2018) WC CHANGES/LEGAL NOTICE MODERNIZATION (NEW). Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT AMENDING A PROVISION OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT RELATING TO PRISONERS AND PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN BENEFITS FOR NEWSPRINT EMPLOYEES.

Amends GS 97-13 to authorize inmates employed pursuant to the Prison Industry Enhancement Program to receive workers' compensation pursuant to GS 97-2(5). Makes conforming changes.

Intro. by McNeill, Zachary.
H 206 (2017-2018) NC CANCER TREATMENT FAIRNESS. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COVERAGE FOR ORALLY ADMINISTERED ANTICANCER DRUGS.

Enacts new GS 58-3-282, concerning coverage for certain anticancer drugs, applicable to every health benefit plan offered by an insurer that provides coverage for prescribed, orally administered anticancer drugs used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells and that provides coverage for intravenously administered or injected anticancer drugs, requiring that such plans must provide coverage for prescribed, orally administered anticancer drugs on a basis no less favorable than the coverage provided for the intravenously administered or injected anticancer drug.

Prohibits coverage for orally administered anticancer drugs from being subject to prior authorization, dollar limit, co-payment, coinsurance, deductible provision, or any other out-of-pocket expense that does not apply to intravenously administered or injected anticancer drugs.

Prohibits achieving compliance by reclassifying drugs or increasing cost-sharing expenses imposed on anticancer drugs. Provides that if out-of-pocket expenses are increased for anticancer drugs then the same must also be applied to the majority of comparable medical or pharmaceutical benefits of the policy, contract, or plan.

Applies to insurance contracts issued, renewed, or amended on or after January 1, 2018. However, provides that the act does not become effective if the act is determined by the federal government to create a state-required benefit that is in excess of the essential health benefits pursuant to 45 CFR 155.170(a)(3).

Intro. by Lewis, Jackson, Lambeth, McElraft.GS 58
H 207 (2017-2018) MOTORCYCLE LICENSE/EXEMPT ANTIQUE SCOOTERS. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A MOTORCYCLE LEARNER'S PERMIT OR MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENT ARE NOT REQUIRED TO OPERATE CERTAIN ANTIQUE MOTOR SCOOTERS.

Amends GS 20-7(a1), which sets forth the requirements to drive a motorcycle, to provide that neither a motorcycle learner's permit nor a motorcycle endorsement are required to drive a motor scooter that (1) was manufactured prior to January 1, 1960, and (2) has a motor that does not exceed 150 cubic centimeters piston displacement and produces more than eight horsepower. Makes conforming changes. 

Intro. by Speciale.GS 20
H 208 (2017-2018) OCCUP. THERAPY/CHOICE OF PROVIDER. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT PATIENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE THEIR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST UNDER THEIR HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS.

As the title indicates. Amends GS 58-50-30(b) to add an occupational therapist licensed by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy under Article 18D of GS Chapter 90 to the list of providers whom patients have the right to choose under their health benefit plans. Effective October 1, 2017, and applies to health benefit contracts issued, renewed, or amended on or after that date.

Intro. by Blackwell, Murphy, Setzer, Hurley.GS 58
H 212 (2017-2018) ZETA PHI BETA SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATE. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO REAUTHORIZE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO ISSUE A SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATE FOR THE ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY.

Reenacts GS 20-79.4(b)(225), to reauthorize the issuance of a special license plate for the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Makes conforming reenactments of related statutes, including setting the fee amount and distribution for the plate, as they were immediately before their repeal. Effective July 1, 2017.

Intro. by Gill, Pierce, Holley, B. Richardson.GS 20
H 214 (2017-2018) AUTOCYCLES/NO HELMET REQUIRED. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT AUTOCYCLE OPERATORS AND PASSENGERS WEAR A HELMET.

As title indicates. Effective July 1, 2017. Provides that prosecutions for offenses committed before the effective date of this act are not abated or affected by this act, and the statutes that would be applicable but for this act remain applicable to those prosecutions.

Intro. by Speciale.GS 20
H 215 (2017-2018) STATE OF STATE. Filed Feb 28 2017, A JOINT RESOLUTION INVITING HIS EXCELLENCY, GOVERNOR ROY COOPER, TO ADDRESS A JOINT SESSION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE.

Requires the appointment of a committee of six Representatives and six Senators by the presiding officers of the respective houses to invite Governor Cooper to address a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate in the House of Representatives at 7:00 pm on March 13, 2017. Invites the Governor's cabinet nominees to attend the joint session.

Intro. by Lewis, Stevens, J. Bell, Howard.JOINT RES
H 216 (2017-2018) INFORMANT STATEMENTS/INNOCENCE COMM'N CHANGES (NEW). Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO INCREASE THE RELIABILITY OF IN-CUSTODY INFORMANT STATEMENTS, TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE INNOCENCE INQUIRY COMMISSION STATUTES, AND TO STUDY THE ROLE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA INNOCENCE INQUIRY COMMISSION.

Amends GS 15A-150(b), as the title indicates. 

Intro. by Rogers, Duane Hall, Destin Hall.GS 15A

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-02-28

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 136 (2017-2018) RESTORE PARTISAN ELECTIONS/SUP. & DIST. COURT. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO RESTORE PARTISAN JUDICIAL ELECTIONS FOR NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR AND DISTRICT COURTS.

Identical to H 100, filed 2/14/17.

Repeals Article 25 of Subchapter X of GS Chapter 163 and amends various statutes in GS Chapter 163 to make the election of superior court and district court judges partisan. Makes conforming changes to remove statutory references to those statutes repealed by this act in GS 18C-112(e)(1), GS 163-1(b), GS 163-22.3, GS 163-82.10B, and GS 163-165.5(a)(3). Makes conforming repeals of GS 163-122(c) and GS 163-123(g).

Amends GS 163-106 to prohibit filing a notice of candidacy for superior court judge unless that person is, at the time of filing the notice of candidacy, a resident of the judicial district as it will exist at the time the person would take office if elected. Prohibits nomination as a superior court judge under GS 163‑114 unless that person is, at the time of nomination, a resident of the judicial district as it will exist at the time the person would take office if elected. Requires regular superior court judges to reside in the district for which elected. Amends GS 163-107(a) to establish a filing fee for justices and judges at 1% of the annual salary of the respective office sought. Amends GS 163-107.1 to allow petitions for candidates for superior  and district court judges to be filed, as specified, in lieu of paying the filing fee. Adds judicial candidates to those who can request a second primary in accordance with GS 163-111(c)(1). Amends GS163-114 to provide for the filling of vacancies for district and superior court judges.

Effective with respect to primaries and elections held on or after January 1, 2018.

Intro. by Tillman, Randleman, Wade.GS 18C, GS 163
S 137 (2017-2018) SURCHARGE TRANSPARENCY. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT NORTH CAROLINA AUTO INSURANCE SURCHARGES IMPOSED TO SUBSIDIZE THE LOSSES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOTOR VEHICLE REINSURANCE FACILITY BE CLEARLY COMMUNICATED TO POLICYHOLDERS.

Amends GS 58-37-40(f) concerning certain NC auto insurance surcharges, providing that such surcharges imposed to subsidize the losses of the NC Motor Vehicle Reinsurance Facility must beitemized and displayed to the policyholder at the time the policy is issued or renewed, and prescribes the form for that display. Applies to motor vehicle insurance policies issued or renewed on or after October 1, 2017.

Intro. by Meredith, Wade, Gunn.GS 58
S 138 (2017-2018) ACCOUNTABILITY FOR TAXPAYER INVESTMENT BOARD. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES AND CERTAIN NON-STATE ENTITIES TO DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT, AND MAINTAIN INFORMATION SYSTEMS THAT PROVIDE UNIFORM, PROGRAM-LEVEL ACCOUNTABILITY INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROGRAMS OPERATED BY THOSE AGENCIES.

Enacts new Article 2E, Accountability for Taxpayer Investment Act, to GS Chapter 143 to require uniform, program-level accountability information in state government. Article 2E applies to any state agency in the executive branch and to any non-state entity that receives state funds. Defines non-state entity as any of the following non-state agencies discretely presented as a component unit in the State Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board: an individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, or any other organization or group acting as a unit. Includes additional definitions applicable to Article 2E.

Effective July 1, 2017, creates the Taxpayer Investment Accountability Board (Board), with four specified members. Details meeting requirements, administration criteria, and Board responsibilities including the publication of an annual report.

Directs each state agency, and each non-state entity receiving state funds, to establish, implement, and maintain a system to provide uniform, program-level accountability information that accurately conveys the mission, responsibilities, and activities of the state agency or entity and any other information required by the Board. Requires the system to comply with Board guidelines, be updated on a timely basis, and be accessible to NC citizens. Lists items to be included in the information system, including performance measures for each program, revenues by source, expenditures by purchasing category, and a listing of all employees.

Requires each agency or non-state entity to file annual certificates of compliance, with the first certificate due June 30, 2017. Requires internal auditors in applicable state agencies to conduct annual compliance audits and submit audit reports to the State Auditor and State Controller by April 1, 2017, and annually thereafter. Authorizes the State Auditor to verify compliance on an annual basis.

Permits any person to institute a suit in superior court requesting a judgment that the state agency or non-state entity failed to comply with Article 2E, and grants specific performance. Sets forth additional provisions related to actions for noncompliance. Directs the Office of State Human Resources to adopt rules for the organization charts and manager-to-employee ratios and to provide templates and technical assistance. Also directs the Office of State Budget and Management and the Office of Information Technology to provide technical assistance and software as required.

Makes a conforming change to GS 150B-1(c), exempting the Board from the Administrative Procedure Act.

Directs each state agency or non-state entity subject to proposed Article 2E to bring its current information system into compliance and to use existing resources to do so.

Effective July 1, 2018, unless otherwise provided.

The following provisions are effective July 1, 2017.

Enacts new GS 120-36.19, North Carolina Accountability Report, requiring the Program Evaluation Division (PED) of the NC General Assembly to create and maintain the NC Accountability Report and ensure it is published in a publicly available Web-based format.  Provides that the report will list the programs in each state department or agency and a profile of each program. Sets out what the profile must include, such as why the program exists and how it is funded. Requires the profiles to include an accountability rating based on compliance with standards from the Taxpayer Investment Accountability Board.

Amends GS 120-36.12 to make conforming changes to the list of powers and duties of the PED concerning the creation and maintenance of the NC Accountability Report.

Requires the PED to complete the initial NC Accountability Report no later than July 1, 2018. 

Directs the Governor to include the accountability ratings for each program as well as a list of programs in the Governor's Recommended Budget for the 2019-20 biennium.

Intro. by Hise.GS 120, GS 143B, GS 150B
S 140 (2017-2018) TITLE INS. REV/BAILBONDSMEN DEPOSITS (NEW). Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES RELATED TO REAL ESTATE TITLE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND TO AMEND THE DEPOSIT REQUIRED OF PROFESSIONAL BAILBONDSMEN ACTING AS SURETIES ON BAIL BONDS.

Amends GS 143-260.10 to modify the components of the State Nature and Historic Preserve accepted by the General Assembly pursuant to GS 143-260.8 to include all lands and waters within the boundaries of Chimney Rock State Park as of April 4, 2017 (was, May 6, 2014). Excepts from those boundaries of Chimney State Park the communications tower site on Chimney Rock Mountain located as described in Rutherford County to allow the State to provide space at the communications tower site to State public safety, emergency management, local governments in Rutherford County, and public television agencies for the placement of antennas, repeaters, and other communications devices for public communications purposes. Allows State agencies and local governments authorized under this subdivision to also locate at or near the communications tower site communications equipment necessary for the operation of the communications devices. Authorizes the use of the communications tower site under this subdivision as a purpose other than the public purposes specified in Section 5 of Article XIV of the Constitution (Conservation of natural resources), Article 25B of GS Chapter 143 (State Nature and Historic Preserve Dedication Act), and Article 2C of GS Chapter 113 (State Parks Act).

Intro. by Hise.GS 143
S 141 (2017-2018) DESIGNATE OFFICIAL STATE GOLD FESTIVAL. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT DESIGNATING THE GOLD FESTIVAL IN OLD FORT AS THE STATE'S OFFICIAL GOLD FESTIVAL.

Enacts new GS 145-49, as title indicates.

Intro. by Hise.GS 145
S 142 (2017-2018) DESIGNATE OFFICIAL STATE SPIDER. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT ADOPTING THE LINVILLE CAVERNS SPIDER AS THE STATE'S OFFICIAL SPIDER.

Includes whereas clauses.

Enacts GS 145-49 to adopt the Linville Caverns spider as the official state spider of North Carolina. 

Intro. by Hise.GS 145
S 143 (2017-2018) CDBG: MODIFY USES TO INCLUDE SCATTERED SITES. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS FOR SCATTERED SITE HOUSING.

Appropriates $10 million for 2017-18 from federal Community Development Block Grant funds to the Department of Commerce, to be used as title indicates. Effective July 1, 2017.

Intro. by Clark, Bryant.APPROP
S 145 (2017-2018) DOT/DMV LEGISLATIVE REQUESTS. (NEW) Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE TRANSPORTATION LAWS OF THE STATE.

Recodifies GS 15A-311 (Consulate documents not acceptable as identification) as GS 64-6.

Amends GS 64-6, as recodified above, deleting language in subsection (c) that previously allowed law enforcement officers to use identity documents issued or created by individuals, organizations, or local governments for the purpose of assisting in determining the identity of a person when no other such documents are available. Makes a technical change to the section's catchline.

Enacts new GS Chapter 64, Article 3, Local Government Noncompliance with State Laws Related to Immigration, setting out specific findings of the General Assembly, including that the policy objectives of the General Assembly are frustrated when cities, counties, and law enforcement agencies do not uniformly comply with State law, and that supreme power and complete discretion over State funds appropriations can be used to create additional incentives for compliance. Sets out three definitions in use for the Article, includingaffected local government,law enforcement agency, andstate law related to immigration--defined as GS 64-6(b) (prohibition on adopting policy or ordinance to accept excluded documents as valid id), GS 153A-145.5 (prohibition on adoption of sanctuary ordinances), and GS 160A-205.2(prohibition on adoption of sanctuary ordinances).

Directs the Attorney General (AG) to create a form upon which individuals can allege that a city, county, or law enforcement agency is currently not in compliance with a State law related to immigration. The form is to be made available on the AG's website and once completed the form should be sent to the AG. No Social Security number or notarization is required on the form. Anonymous statements submitted on a nonprescribed form are not prohibited from consideration, but all complaints or allegations must be made having a good faith belief.

Requires the AG to begin an investigation into the allegations of noncompliance within 45 days of receipt of filed statement, with a final determination and conclusion of the investigation within 60 days of the investigation's commencement. The AG is authorized to ask for assistance from the State Bureau of Investigation in conducting the investigation. Further directs local governments to produce records or documents related to the investigation within 10 business days of request by the AG. Provides that statements, records, reports, and other investigative documents are confidential and not public records until the investigation is complete or 60 days have elapsed since the investigation was commenced. Authorizes local governments to request that confidential documents be made public.

Sets out consequences of a determination that an affected local government is not in compliance with State law related to immigration. The five consequences include ineligibility for specified state distributions for a fiscal year and that the AG will notify the affected local governments, the chairs of the Appropriations Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, the chairs of the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations, the Office of State Budget and Management, and the Secretary of Revenue of the non-compliance determination and of the duration of the period of ineligibility to receive funds. Also includes provisions detailing consequences of the AG receiving notification of noncompliance with E-verify, which include all of the above consequences. Sets out specific entities to which the consequences of noncompliance with E-Verify regulations apply. No enactment must be construed as an exception to the statute unless it specifically mentions this section.

Sets out procedures and administrative guidelines for the AG, including reporting requirements. Requires the AG to maintain a database of those entities ineligible for funds and to report to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations on a quarterly basis concerning the numbers of statements, investigations, consequences rendered, and the names of those entities found not to be in compliance. Further states that the AG's determination is only appealable to the extent required by the United States and North Carolina Constitutions, and delays the imposition of consequences for noncompliance while the appeal is pursued. Consequences last for the same length of time after an unsuccessful appeal as they would had no appeal been made, regardless of which fiscal years the consequences would occur in. Authorizes the AG to designate an official to carry out the duties of this regulation, and that the AG must promulgate rules needed to implement this Article.

Provides for a private enforcement action against entities that are not in compliance with State law concerning immigration, in the Superior Court of Wake County; an individual can seek relief in the form of declaratory and injunctive relief. Allows prevailing parties to receive attorneys' fees and court costs.

Amends GS 64-33.1, concerning noncompliance with E-Verify requirements, adding a new subsection (b) that requires the Commissioner of Labor to immediately notify the AG if a political subdivision of the State has violated the E-Verify requirements. The Commissioner of Labor must also notify the AG within 60 days of the violation if the political subdivision has not yet demonstrated compliance with E-Verify.

Directs the AG's office to notify local governments of the provisions of this act so steps to be in compliance can be taken.

Amends GS 136-41.1 (State distributed funds for roads of cities/towns), adding language that prohibits cities/towns from receiving their respective funds if they are ineligible due to noncompliance with state laws related to immigration.

Amends GS 105-113.82 (distribution of taxes on malt beverage and wine), GS 105-164.44F(a) (distribution of taxes on telecommunications services), GS 105-164.44I(a) (distribution of taxes on telecommunications services), GS 105-164.44L(a) (distribution of taxes on natural gas), and GS 105-187.19(b) (distribution of net tax proceeds)to reflect eligibility contingent upon compliance with new GS Chapter 64, Article 3.

The above provisions are effective August 1, 2017.

Amends GS 153A-145.5 and GS 160-205.2 to state that a county or city in violation of those statutes has waived its governmental immunity to suit.

Enacts new GS 153A-435.1 and GS 160A-485.1, waiving county and city immunity from tort liability if not compliant with GS 153A-145.5 and GS 160-205.2, and an unauthorized alien commits a crime against a person or property within the county or city, even if the county or city has not purchased insurance.

Enacts new GS 116-40.13, prohibiting constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System from having policies that limit or restrict the enforcement of federal immigration law. Prohibits constituent institutions from prohibiting the gathering or communication of information regarding citizenship or immigration status by law enforcement. Directs the President to commence an investigation within 45 days of a report that a constituent institution is in violation of GS 116-40.13, and to make a determination within 60 days of commencement, and to notify the Board of Governors if a constituent institution is in violation. Directs the Board of Governors to immediately revoke special responsibility status from a violating constituent institution, as determined and reported by the President, for the current fiscal year. Directs the Board of Governors to extend the revocation for an additional fiscal year if the constituent institution fails to demonstrate to the Presidentäó»s satisfaction that it is in compliance with GS 116-40.13.

Directs the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety to enter into a memorandum of Agreement with the Director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to permit designated State law enforcement officers to perform immigration law enforcement functions.

Unless otherwise indicated, effective when the act becomes law.

Intro. by Sanderson.GS 15A, GS 64, GS 105, GS 116, GS 136, GS 153A, GS 160A
S 146 (2017-2018) JUVENILE REINVESTMENT ACT. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO RAISE THE AGE OF JUVENILE JURISDICTION TO INCLUDE SIXTEEN- AND SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLDS, EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF CERTAIN FELONIES; TO PROVIDE A VICTIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST REVIEW OF DECISION NOT TO FILE A PETITION; TO INCREASE THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON JUVENILES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FOR COURT PROCEEDINGS; TO IMPLEMENT SCHOOL-JUSTICE PARTNERSHIPS STATEWIDE TO REDUCE SCHOOL-BASED REFERRALS TO THE JUVENILE COURT SYSTEM; TO REQUIRE REGULAR JUVENILE JUSTICE TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; AND TO ESTABLISH THE JUVENILE JURISDICTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

Part I

Amends the definition of delinquent juvenile in GS 7B-1501(7) to add the term also includes any juvenile who, while less than 18 years of age but at least 16 years of age, commits a crime or infraction under State law or under an ordinance of local government, excluding violation of the motor vehicle laws, or who commits indirect contempt by a juvenile as defined in GS 5A-31. Currently, the term is defined as any juvenile who, while less than 16 years of age but at least 6 years of age, commits a crime or infraction under State law or under an ordinance of local government, including violation of the motor vehicle laws, or who commits indirect contempt by a juvenile as defined in GS 5A-31.

Amends GS 7B-1601, which provides for jurisdiction of delinquent juveniles, to establish that when the district court obtains jurisdiction over a juvenile alleged to be delinquent for an offense committed while the juvenile was at least 16 years of age but less than 17 years of age, jurisdiction continues until terminated by an order of the court or until the juvenile reaches the age of 19 years. Further provides that if the offense was committed while the juvenile was at least 17 years of age, jurisdiction continues until terminated by order of the court or until the juvenile reaches the age of 20 years. Further provides that when delinquency proceedings for a juvenile alleged to be delinquent for an offense committed while the juvenile was at least 16 years of age but less than 17 years of age cannot be concluded before the juvenile reaches the age of 19 years, the court retains jurisdiction for the sole purpose of conducting proceedings pursuant to Article 22 of GS Chapter 7B (Probable cause hearing and transfer hearing) and either transferring the case to superior court for trial as an adult or dismissing the petition. Provides that when a delinquency proceeding for a juvenile alleged to be delinquent for an offense committed while the juvenile was at least 17 years of age cannot be concluded before the juvenile reaches the age of 20 years, the court retains jurisdiction for the sole purpose of conducting proceedings pursuant to Article 22 of GS Chapter 7B and either transferring the case to superior court for trial as an adult or dismissing the petition. Makes clarifying changes to existing subsections (b) and (c) concerning jurisdiction over a juvenile and delinquency proceedings to clarify that those existing provisions pertain to a juvenile alleged to be delinquent for an offense committed prior to the juvenile reaching the age of 16 years. 

Provides that when the court has not obtained jurisdiction over a juvenile before the juvenile reaches the age of 18, for a felony and any related misdemeanors the juvenile allegedly committed on or after the juvenile's thirteenth birthday and prior to the juvenile's eighteenth birthday (was, sixteenth birthday), the court has jurisdiction for the sole purpose of conducting proceedings pursuant to Article 22 of GS Chapter 7B and either transferring the case to superior court for trial as an adult or dismissing the petition.

Amends GS 7B-1604(a) to establish that any juvenile, including a juvenile who is under the jurisdiction of the district court, who commits a criminal offense on or after the date the juvenile reaches the age of 18 years (currently, who commits a criminal offense on or after the juvenile's sixteenth birthday) is subject to prosecution as an adult.

Amends GS 7B-1901(a) to provide that if a juvenile is at least 16 years old and is taken into custody without a court order pursuant to GS 7B-1900(1) and if the person having the juvenile in temporary custody, while exercising reasonable discretion, decides that continued custody is unnecessary, the juvenile can be released without the presence of the juvenile's parent, guardian, or custodian. GS 7B-1900(1) allows a law enforcement officer to take a juvenile into temporary custody without a court order if grounds exist for the arrest of an adult in identical circumstances under GS 15A-401(b), which specifies when an arrest may be made without a warrant. Makes conforming changes.

Amends GS 7B-2200, concerning the transfer of jurisdiction of a juvenile to superior court, to limit the transfer of jurisdiction of a juvenile under this statute to when the juvenile was at least 13 years of age but less than 16 years of age (was, if the juvenile was 13 years of age or older) at the time the juvenile allegedly committed an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult. Also qualifies the provisions of this statute by including an "except as otherwise provided in GS 7B-2200.5" clause to the statute.

Enacts new GS 7B-2200.5 to provide for the transfer of jurisdiction to superior court of a juvenile who was at least 16 years of age at the time the juvenile allegedly committed an offense that would be a Class A, B, C, D, or E felony if committed by an adult. Sets out requirements for notice, hearing, and a finding of either return of a bill of indictment or probable cause as specified. Further provides for the transfer of jurisdiction to superior court, upon motion of the prosecutor or the juvenile's attorney or the court's own motion, of a juvenile who was at least 16 years of age at the time the juvenile allegedly committed an offense that would be a Class F, G, H, or I felony if committed by an adult. Provides for transfer only after notice, hearing, and a finding of probable cause. Makes conforming changes to GS 7B-2202(a).

Amends GS 7B-2506, which sets out alternatives the court exercising jurisdiction over a juvenile who has been adjudicated delinquent may use, to clarify that the options a judge can choose in subdivision (1) can be used in the case of any juvenile under the age of 18 years who needs more adequate care or supervision or who needs placement. Additionally, limits the alternative allowing a judge to excuse a juvenile from compliance with compulsory school attendance law when suitable alternative plans can be arranged to only allow the option if the juvenile is under the age of 16 years. 

Amends GS 7B-2507, concerning delinquency history levels, to establish and assign point levels for a juvenile's prior convictions that are to be added to the points assigned to each of the juvenile's prior adjudications or convictions and probation status to determine the delinquency history level of a delinquent juvenile. Assigns specified points for prior convictions based on the class of felony or misdemeanor, and includes points specifically for prior misdemeanor convictions for impaired driving, impaired driving in a commercial vehicle, and death by vehicle. Makes conforming changes. 

Amends GS 7B-2513, concerning commitment of a delinquent juvenile to the Division of Juvenile Justice (Division), to break down the existing language of subsection (a) into several subsections, and limit application of the existing term limits to a juvenile who committed the offense prior to reaching the age of 16 years. Additionally establishes that for an offense a juvenile committed while the juvenile was at least 16 years of age but less than 17 years of age, the term of commitment to the Division for placement in a youth development center cannot exceed the juvenile's nineteenth birthday. Provides that for an offense the juvenile committed while the juvenile was at least 17 years of age, the term of commitment cannot exceed the juvenile's twentieth birthday. 

Amends GS 7B-2515(a) to require the Division to notify the juvenile and the juvenile's parent, guardian, or custodian of the Division's intention not to release the juvenile who was committed before the juvenile reached the age of 16 years (previously did not specify the juvenile must be committed prior to reaching the age of 16 years) prior to the juvenile's eighteenth birthday, or if the Division determines the commitment should be continued beyond the maximum commitment period as set out in GS 7B-2516(a1) (as amended by this act; conforming change, was GS 7B-2513(a)).

Amends GS 7B-2603(b) to provide that pending release, a juvenile is to be detained pursuant to GS 7B-2204 (right to pretrial release, detention). Eliminates existing provisions concerning the detention of a juvenile pending release.

Makes conforming changes to GS 7B-3101(a)(2) (Notification of school when court transfers jurisdiction over a juvenile to superior court), GS 5A-31(a) (offense of contempt by a juvenile), GS 5A-34(b) (criminal and civil contempt applicable to specified minors), GS 14-208.6B (registration requirements for juveniles transferred to and convicted in superior court), GS 14-316.1 (contributing to delinquency and neglect by parents and others), GS 115C-404(a) (juvenile court information confidential), and GS 143B-805(6) (defining juvenile for use in provisions concerning the Division of Juvenile Justice). 

Adds to the duties of the Division of Juvenile Justice set out in GS 143B-806(b) the duty to provide for the transportation to and from any State or local juvenile facility of any person under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for any purpose required by GS Chapter 7B or upon order of the court. 

Effective July 1, 2018, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.

Part II

Amends GS 7B-1703(c), requiring the juvenile court counselor to notify the complainant with the reasons for the counselor's decision not to file a juvenile petition upon evaluation of a complaint, to require the juvenile court counselor to also notify the victim, if the victim is someone other than the complainant, immediately in writing with reasons for the counselor's decision not to file a petition. Additionally requires the notice to include the victim's right to have the decision reviewed by the prosecutor. Makes conforming changes to include the victim's right to require review by the prosecutor and the prosecutor's duty to review the determination that the petition should not be filed under GS 7B-1704 and GS 7B-1705.

Amends GS 143B-806 by adding to the Division's duties the development and administration of a system to provide information to victims and complainants on the status of pending complaints and the right to request reversal of a decision not to file a petition.

Part III

Amends GS 7B-3000, concerning juvenile records, to enact a new subsection to allow a juvenile court counselor to share information obtained from a juvenile's record with law enforcement officers sworn in North Carolina if the information is necessary to assist the law enforcement officer in exercising his or her discretion during the investigation of an alleged offense. Prohibits the juvenile court counselor from allowing a law enforcement officer to photocopy any part of the record. Additionally adds consultations with law enforcement officers to the case information that must be included in the juvenile court counselor's record required under GS 7B-3001(a).

Directs the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to expand access to its automated electronic information management system for juvenile courts, JWise, to include prosecutors and attorneys representing juveniles in juvenile court proceedings. Limits this access to examining electronic records related to juvenile delinquency information. Prohibits other information in JWise, such as any records pertaining to abuse, neglect, and dependency or termination of parental rights, from being made available to a prosecutor or juvenile's attorney through JWise. Directs the AOC to develop a statewide search function for all users of the JWise computer system to improve tracking information of juvenile records. Effective July 1, 2018.

Part IV

Amends GS 115C-47 to add a new subdivision (61a) to require the local boards of education to develop a school-justice partnership with local law enforcement agencies in the local school administrative unit with the goal of reducing rates of in-school arrest, expulsions, and out-of-school suspensions. Sets out three goals the partnership is to focus on. Requires that the agreement local boards of education may enter into with the sheriff, chief of police of a local police department, or county police department under existing subdivision (61) to provide security at the schools must incorporate elements of the school-justice partnership established under new subdivision (61a).

Amends GS 115C-276, which sets out the duties of the superintendent, to add data pertaining to each student arrested in school to the data a superintendent must maintain. Also requires the data to include whether a student had multiple arrests in that academic year. 

Applies beginning with the 2017-18 school year. 

Part V

Amends GS 143B-806(b) to add to the duties of the Division of Juvenile Justice the duty to develop and implement a statewide plan for regular training of law enforcement officers on juvenile justice issues, in consultation with the Department of Justice. Sets out three areas the plan must include opportunities for which officers must be trained in, including best practices for handling incidents involving juveniles, adolescent development and psychology, and promoting relationship building with youth as a key to delinquency prevention.

Part VI

Establishes the Juvenile Jurisdiction Advisory Committee (Committee) within the Division of Juvenile Justice. Provides for the membership of the Committee, consisting of 27 members as specified. Requires appointments to the Committee to be made no later than October 1, 2017. Sets forth parameters for filling vacancies on the Committee and the provisions for Committee meetings. Requires the initial meeting of the Committee to be called on or before November 1, 2017. Requires cooperation by government agencies and directs the Committee to consult with appropriate State departments, agencies, and board representatives. Sets out the duties of the Committee, which include developing a specific plan for the implementation of any changes in the juvenile justice system that would be required in order to extend jurisdiction in delinquency matters and proceedings to include 16- and 17-year-old persons within the juvenile justice system. 

Directs the Committee to submit an interim report by January 15, 2018, to the General Assembly with copies to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety and to the Appropriation Committees on Justice and Public Safety of both houses. Requires the Committee to submit additional interim reports with updates on the planning steps completed annually by January 15. Directs a final report on the implementation of this act, the Committee's findings and recommendations, by January 15, 2023, to the General Assembly and Governor. Terminates the Committee on February 1, 2023, or upon the filing of its final report, whichever occurs earlier. 

Provides that the Committee can apply for, receive, and accept grants of non-State funds or other contributions as appropriate to assist in the performance of its duties. 

Part VII

Clarifies that prosecutions or delinquency proceedings initiated for offenses committed before any particular section of this act becomes effective are not abated or affected by this act, and the statutes that are in effect on the date the offenses are committed remain applicable to those prosecutions. 

Intro. by Lowe, Ford.GS 5A, GS 7B, GS 14, GS 115C, GS 143B
S 147 (2017-2018) REENACT SCHOOL SALES TAX HOLIDAY. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO REENACT THE SALES AND USE TAX HOLIDAY FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

As title indicates. Effective July 1, 2017.

Intro. by Lowe, Foushee.GS 105
S 148 (2017-2018) JUROR EXCUSED BY CLERK/MODIFY VARIOUS APPTS (NEW). Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHIEF DISTRICT COURT JUDGE MAY DELEGATE AUTHORITY TO THE CLERK OF COURT IN MATTERS RELATING TO JURY SERVICE EXCUSALS; TO MODIFY TERMS OF APPOINTMENT FOR VARIOUS BOARDS; TO REVISE AN EFFECTIVE DATE IN S.L. 2017-8; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A PART-TIME SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE.

Amends GS 9-6(b) to authorize chief district court judges to delegate the authority to promulgate procedures for receiving, hearing, and passing applications for excuses from jury duty to the clerk of superior court. Makes conforming changes to GS 9-6.1.

Intro. by Britt, Randleman.GS 9
S 149 (2017-2018) MODIFY SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GRADES. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO MODIFY THE CALCULATION OF SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GRADES AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO STUDY POTENTIAL FACTORS TO INCLUDE IN THE CALCULATION OF GRADES.

Amends GS 115C-83.15 to change the weights of school achievement score and school growth score, in determining the school performance score and grade, to 50% of the school performance score each (currently 80% school achievement score and 20% school growth score). Provides that schools which receive a performance letter grade of B or lower on their school report card, which also exceed growth, must have their performance grade raised by one letter by the State Board of Education.

Directs the State Board of Education to create a task force within the Department of Public Instruction to study the school performance grading system, considering other states' methods and additional school performance indicators that may be more accurate. Directs the State Board of Education to report its findings, including recommendations and legislative proposals, to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by December 15, 2017.

Applies beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

Intro. by Waddell, J. Jackson, McKissick.STUDY, GS 115C
S 150 (2017-2018) AUTO INS./NOTICE TO LIENHOLDER OF TERMINATION. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO REQUIRE MOTOR VEHICLE INSURERS TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE NOTICE TO LIENHOLDERS OF RECORD PRIOR TO TERMINATING A MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY.

Amends GS 58-36-85, requiring the date of termination of auto insurance for nonpayment of the premium to be at least 15 days from the date the notice of termination is mailed (currently, the 15-day delay is permissive, not required).

Requires insurers to provide a copy of the required written notice of cancellation to any lienholder, defined as a person who holds a perfected security interest in a motor vehicle at the time a policy is terminated, of record, at least 10 calendar days prior to the effective date of the termination of the policy, by first-class mail to the lienholder's last known address. Failure to comply does not affect the effectiveness of the termination.

Makes conforming changes.

Effective October 1, 2017, and applies to terminations on or after that date.

Intro. by D. Davis.GS 58
S 151 (2017-2018) INACCESSIBLE LIQUID RESOURCES/D-SNAP. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO REQUEST THAT TEMPORARILY INACCESSIBLE LIQUID RESOURCES BE DEEMED INACCESSIBLE LIQUID RESOURCES IN DETERMINING BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY WHEN SUBMITTING A WAIVER REQUEST UNDER THE DISASTER SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Enacts new GS 108A-51.2, which directs the Department of Health and Human Services, when pursuing a waiver request pursuant to the federal Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, to request that temporarily inaccessible liquid resources be deemed inaccessible liquid resources in determining benefits eligibility under federal law.

Intro. by D. Davis.GS 108A
S 152 (2017-2018) NC CANCER TREATMENT FAIRNESS. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN COVERAGE FOR ORALLY ADMINISTERED ANTICANCER DRUGS.

Identical to H 206, filed on 2/28/17.

Enacts new GS 58-3-282, concerning coverage for certain anticancer drugs, applicable to every health benefit plan offered by an insurer that provides coverage for prescribed, orally administered anticancer drugs used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells and that provides coverage for intravenously administered or injected anticancer drugs, requiring that such plans must provide coverage for prescribed, orally administered anticancer drugs on a basis no less favorable than the coverage provided for the intravenously administered or injected anticancer drug.

Prohibits coverage for orally administered anticancer drugs from being subject to prior authorization, dollar limit, co-payment, coinsurance, deductible provision, or any other out-of-pocket expense that does not apply to intravenously administered or injected anticancer drugs.

Prohibits achieving compliance by reclassifying drugs or increasing cost-sharing expenses imposed on anticancer drugs. Provides that if out-of-pocket expenses are increased for anticancer drugs then the same must also be applied to the majority of comparable medical or pharmaceutical benefits of the policy, contract, or plan.

Applies to insurance contracts issued, renewed, or amended on or after January 1, 2018. However, provides that the act does not become effective if the act is determined by the federal government to create a state-required benefit that is in excess of the essential health benefits pursuant to 45 CFR 155.170(a)(3).

Intro. by Hise, Tillman, Brock.GS 58

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-02-28

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 12 (2017-2018) COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES (NEW). Filed Jan 25 2017, AN ACT TO MODIFY THE APPOINTMENT METHOD FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CLEVELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

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

Makes technical and clarifying changes to the proposed changes to GS 115D-12(c), concerning filling vacancies that have occurred on the Stanly Community College board of trustees.

Amends GS 115D-12 to modify the method of appointment of the board of trustees of Cleveland Community College, providing that four trustees elected under Group One by the board of education of the public school administrative unit are now elected under Group Two by the county board of commissioners. Renames Group Two to Group One, now providing for eight trustees to be elected by the county board of commissioners. Provides that the four trustees appointed under current Group Three, now renamed Group Two, by the Governor must now be appointed by the General Assembly. The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate must each recommend two individuals for appointment. The Speaker of the House will make recommendations for terms expiring in 2017 and 2019, with the President Pro Tempore recommending individuals for terms expiring in 2018 and 2020. Additionally, renames existing Group Four as Group Three. Makes conforming changes. Makes identical changes to subsection (c), concerning filling vacancies that have occurred, as those made to the statute for trustees of Stanly Community College. Adds language requiring vacancies in Group Two to be filled pursuant to GS 120-122 (Vacancies in legislative appointments) (previously, all vacancies were to be filled by the agency or agencies authorized to select the trustees of that group). Makes clarifying changes. 

Provides that the current members of the Cleveland Community College board of trustees will serve the remainder of their terms. As terms expire or a vacancy occurs, trustee members will be appointed in accordance with GS 115D-12, as amended by this act.  If a vacancy occurs in a Group Two seat that was appointed by the Governor, that seat will be filled by joint recommendation of the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Once that term expires, the new trustee will be appointed in accordance with GS 115D-12, as amended by this act.

These provisions apply only to Cleveland Community College.

Amends GS 115D-12 to modify the method of appointment of the board of trustees of Brunswick Community College, Craven Community College, Davidson Community College, Gaston College, James Sprunt Community College, Lenoir Community College, and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Provides that the four trustees appointed under Group Three by the Governor must now be appointed by the General Assembly. The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate must each recommend two individuals for appointment. The Speaker of the House will make recommendations for terms expiring in 2017 and 2019, with the President Pro Tempore recommending individuals for appointments to terms expiring in 2018 and 2020. Makes identical changes to subsection (c), concerning filling vacancies that have occurred, as those made to the statute for trustees of Stanly Community College and Cleveland Community College. Adds language requiring vacancies in Group Three to be filled pursuant to GS 120-122 (Vacancies in legislative appointments) (previously, all vacancies were to be filled by the agency or agencies authorized to select the trustees of that group). Makes clarifying changes. 

Provides that the current members of the Brunswick Community College, Craven Community College, Davidson Community College, Gaston College, James Sprunt Community College, Lenoir Community College, and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College boards of trustees will serve the remainder of their terms. As terms expire or a vacancy occurs, trustee members will be appointed in accordance with GS 115D-12, as amended by this act.  If a vacancy occurs in a Group Three seat that was appointed by the Governor, that seat will be filled by joint recommendation of the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Once that term expires, the new trustee will be appointed in accordance with GS 115D-12, as amended by this act.

These provisions apply only to Brunswick Community College, Craven Community College, Davidson Community College, Gaston College, James Sprunt Community College, Lenoir Community College, and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Changes the act's short and long titles. 

H 14 (2017-2018) COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Filed Jan 25 2017, AN ACT TO MODIFY THE APPOINTMENT METHODS OF CERTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

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

Amends the proposed changes to GS 115D-12, to modify the appointment method for trustees of Cape Fear Community College, Montgomery Community College, Nash Community College, and Wayne Community College (was, Montgomery Community College only), providing that the four trustees appointed under Group Three by the Governor must now be appointed by the General Assembly. Clarifies that the President Pro Tempore will recommend individuals for appointments to terms expiring in 2017 and 2019 (was, recommend individuals for terms expiring in 2017 and 2019). Makes technical and clarifying changes to the proposed changes to subsection (c) concerning the filling of vacancies in the Groups. 

Provides that the current members of the Cape Fear Community College, Montgomery Community College, Nash Community College, and Wayne Community College board of trustees (was, the Montgomery Community College boards of trustees) will serve the remainder of their terms, with vacancies filled as previously specified.

These provisions apply only to Cape Fear Community College, Montgomery Community College, Nash Community College, and Wayne Community College (was, Montgomery Community College only).

Amends GS 115D-12, as amended by SL 2015-243, to modify the appointment method for trustees of Isothermal Community College. Makes technical changes to refer to existing Group Two as Group One, existing Group Three as Group Two. and existing Group Four as Group Three. Makes conforming changes. Further, provides that the four trustees appointed under Group Two (currently Group Three) by the Governor must now be appointed by the General Assembly. The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate must each recommend two individuals for appointment. The Speaker of the House will make recommendations for appointments to terms expiring in 2018 and 2020, with the President Pro Tempore recommending individuals for appointments to terms expiring in 2017 and 2019. Makes identical changes to subsection (c), concerning filling vacancies that have occurred, as those made to the statute for trustees at Cape Fear Community College, Montgomery Community College, Nash Community College, and Wayne Community College. Adds language requiring vacancies in Group Two to be filled pursuant to GS 120-122 (Vacancies in legislative appointments) (previously, all vacancies were to be filled by the agency or agencies authorized to select the trustees of that group). Makes clarifying changes. 

Provides that the current members of the Isothermal Community College board of trustees will serve the remainder of their terms. As terms expire or a vacancy occurs, trustee members will be appointed in accordance with GS 115D-12, as amended by this act.  If a vacancy occurs in a Group Two seat that was appointed by the Governor, that seat will be filled by joint recommendation of the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Once that term expires, the new trustee will be appointed in accordance with GS 115D-12, as amended by this act.

These provisions only apply to Isothermal Community College.

Changes the act's long and short titles. 

H 202 (2017-2018) SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX./RUTHERFORD COUNTY. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO RUTHERFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.

Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) sets the parameters within which local boards of education must determine the opening and closing dates of public schools under subdivision (a)(1) of this statute. Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) to provide the local board of education for the Rutherford County Schools with additional flexibility in adopting its school calendar. Limits application of this provision to the Rutherford County Schools.

Applies beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

Intro. by Rogers.Rutherford
H 203 (2017-2018) SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX./WATAUGA COUNTY. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO WATAUGA COUNTY SCHOOLS IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.

Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) sets the parameters within which local boards of education must determine the opening and closing dates of public schools under subdivision (a)(1) of this statute. Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) to provide the local board of education for the Watauga County Schools with additional flexibility in adopting its school calendar. Limits application of this provision to the Watauga County Schools. Includes whereas clauses

Applies beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

Intro. by Jordan.Watauga
H 209 (2017-2018) SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX./CERTAIN SCHOOL SYSTEMS. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO CERTAIN SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.

Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) sets the parameters within which local boards of education must determine the opening and closing dates of public schools under subdivision (a)(1) of this statute. Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) to provide the local boards of education for the Davidson County Schools, Lexington City Schools, and Thomasville City Schools with additional flexibility in adopting their school calendars.

Applies beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

Intro. by Watford, Potts.Davidson
H 210 (2017-2018) SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/GUILFORD COUNTY. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO GUILFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.

Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) sets the parameters within which local boards of education must determine the opening and closing dates of public schools under subdivision (a)(1) of this statute. Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) to provide the local board of education for the Guilford County Schools with additional flexibility in adopting its school calendar. Limits application of this provision to the Guilford County Schools.

Applies beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

Intro. by Quick, Harrison, Brockman.Guilford
H 211 (2017-2018) INCREASE SAMPSON COUNTY OCCUPANCY TAX AUTH. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AN ADDITIONAL SAMPSON COUNTY OCCUPANCY TAX.

Amends SL 2007-63, Section 1, to add a new subsection (a1) authorizing the Sampson County Board of Commissioners to levy an additional room occupancy tax of up to 3%. Provides that both the existing and additional tax must be levied, administered, collected, and repealed as provided in GS 153A-155 (Uniform provisions for room occupancy taxes). Prohibits Sampson County from levying this tax unless it also levies the tax previously authorized under SL 2007-63, Section 1(a), which levies a room occupancy tax of 3%. Requires the Sampson County Board of Commissioners, when levying the new tax, to adopt a resolution creating the Sampson County Tourism Development Authority, as described in SL 2007-63, Section 2.

Intro. by Brisson, L. Bell.Sampson
H 213 (2017-2018) SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/WAKE COUNTY. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO WAKE COUNTY SCHOOLS IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.

Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) sets the parameters within which local boards of education must determine the opening and closing dates of public schools under subdivision (a)(1) of this statute. Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) to provide the local board of education for the Wake County Schools with additional flexibility in adopting its school calendar. Limits application of this provision to the Wake County Schools.

Applies beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

Intro. by Gill, Ball, Jackson, John.Wake
H 217 (2017-2018) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW IN BUNCOMBE. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REVIEW TEAM IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY.

Identical to S 135, filed 2/28/17.

Amends SL 2009-52, as amended, which authorizes certain counties to create Domestic Violence Fatality Prevention and Protection Review Teams, to add Buncombe County to the list of counties to which the session law applies.

Intro. by B. Turner, Ager, Fisher.Buncombe
H 218 (2017-2018) PROHIBIT HUNTING FROM ROW/BUNCOMBE COUNTY. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HUNTING FROM THE RIGHT-OF-WAYS OF PUBLIC ROADS IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY.

Makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor, in Buncombe County, to hunt with or discharge a firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow, or other deadly weapon any wild animal or wild bird on, from, or across the right-of-way of any State-maintained road or highway. Specifies that the act is enforceable by law enforcement officers of the Wildlife Resources Commission, by sheriffs and deputy sheriffs, and by other peace officers with general subject matter jurisdiction. Applies to acts committed on or after October 1, 2017.

Intro. by B. Turner, Ager, Fisher.Buncombe

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-02-28

LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 135 (2017-2018) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW IN BUNCOMBE. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REVIEW TEAM IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY.

Amends SL 2009-52, as amended, which authorizes certain counties to create Domestic Violence Fatality Prevention and Protection Review Teams, to add Buncombe County to the list of counties to which the session law applies.

Intro. by Edwards, Van Duyn.Buncombe
S 139 (2017-2018) 47TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 47TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

S 144 (2017-2018) FAYETTEVILLE/SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PGM. Filed Feb 28 2017, AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY TO ESTABLISH A SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE CITY AND TO ENHANCE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO PARTICIPATE IN CITY CONTRACTS.

Amends the Fayetteville city charter to allow the creation of a race- and gender-neutral small business enterprise program to promote the development of small businesses in the Fayetteville Metropolitan Statistical Area and to enhance opportunity for small businesses to participate in city contracts. The authorized program supplements, and does not replace, the requirements of GS 143-128.2, GS 143-131(b), or GS 143-135.5, which promote minority and womens's businesses in pursuing public contracts, and goals or efforts established under those sections take precedence over goals authorized by the authorized program. Includes a severability clause.

Intro. by Clark.Cumberland
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: 2017-02-28

PUBLIC BILLS

H 5: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TECHNICAL CHANGES.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 32: LIMITED CIVIL IMMUNITY/SKI PATROL VOLUNTEERS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 03/01/2017

H 57: ENACT PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 65: REQ ACTIVE TIME FELONY DEATH MV/BOAT.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 75: HONOR PAUL LUEBKE, FORMER MEMBER.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 81: STI/REGIONAL & DIVISION WEIGHTING.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 03/01/2017

H 87: ESSA PLAN SUBMISSION.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 03/01/2017

H 92: CHEROKEE REG. PLATE/TEACHING AGREEMENT. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 03/01/2017
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 03/01/2017

H 95: TRUCK DELIVERIES TO PORT/NIGHT TRAVEL.(NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary III

H 97: ARTS EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 03/01/2017

H 98: CRIM. OFFENSE/VANDALIZE FIRE & EMS EQUIPMENT.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 101: JACKSON COUNTY/TROUT CAPITAL OF NC (NEW).

    House: Serial Referral To Appropriations Stricken
    House: Serial Referral To Pensions and Retirement Added
    House: Serial Referral To Appropriations Added
    House: Serial Referral To Appropriations Stricken
    House: Serial Referral To Pensions and Retirement Added
    House: Serial Referral To Appropriations Added

H 158: SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS/CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading

H 191: 2017 HOUSE UNC BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION.

    House: Adopted

H 194: SBCC ELECTIONS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 03/01/2017

H 197: STUDY/DISTRACTED DRIVING & ROAD RAGE.

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

H 199: ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY.

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

H 200: NONPARTISAN REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.

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

H 201: NC CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY ACT.

    House: Filed

H 204: SCHOOL-JUSTICE PARTNERSHIP/TRAINING SROS.

    House: Filed

H 205: WC CHANGES/LEGAL NOTICE MODERNIZATION (NEW).

    House: Filed
    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 206: NC CANCER TREATMENT FAIRNESS.

    House: Filed

H 207: MOTORCYCLE LICENSE/EXEMPT ANTIQUE SCOOTERS.

    House: Filed

H 208: OCCUP. THERAPY/CHOICE OF PROVIDER.

    House: Filed

H 212: ZETA PHI BETA SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATE.

    House: Filed

H 214: AUTOCYCLES/NO HELMET REQUIRED.

    House: Filed

H 215: STATE OF STATE.

    House: Filed

H 216: INFORMANT STATEMENTS/INNOCENCE COMM'N CHANGES (NEW).

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

S 16: BUSINESS & AGENCY REG. REFORM ACT OF 2017 (NEW).

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

S 133: SENATE 2017 UNC BOG VACANCY ELECTION.

    Senate: Held As Filed

S 134: SENATE 2017 UNC BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Ref To Com On Select Committee on Nominations

S 136: RESTORE PARTISAN ELECTIONS/SUP. & DIST. COURT.

    Senate: Filed

S 137: SURCHARGE TRANSPARENCY.

    Senate: Filed

S 138: ACCOUNTABILITY FOR TAXPAYER INVESTMENT BOARD.

    Senate: Filed

S 140: TITLE INS. REV/BAILBONDSMEN DEPOSITS (NEW).

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Filed

S 141: DESIGNATE OFFICIAL STATE GOLD FESTIVAL.

    Senate: Filed

S 142: DESIGNATE OFFICIAL STATE SPIDER.

    Senate: Filed

S 143: CDBG: MODIFY USES TO INCLUDE SCATTERED SITES.

    Senate: Filed

S 145: DOT/DMV LEGISLATIVE REQUESTS. (NEW)

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Filed

S 146: JUVENILE REINVESTMENT ACT.

    Senate: Filed

S 147: REENACT SCHOOL SALES TAX HOLIDAY.

    Senate: Filed

S 148: JUROR EXCUSED BY CLERK/MODIFY VARIOUS APPTS (NEW).

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Filed

S 149: MODIFY SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GRADES.

    Senate: Filed

S 150: AUTO INS./NOTICE TO LIENHOLDER OF TERMINATION.

    Senate: Filed

S 151: INACCESSIBLE LIQUID RESOURCES/D-SNAP.

    Senate: Filed

S 152: NC CANCER TREATMENT FAIRNESS.

    Senate: Filed

Actions on Bills: 2017-02-28

LOCAL BILLS

H 12: COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 03/01/2017

H 14: COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 03/01/2017

H 198: CITY & COUNTY AUTHORITY (NEW).

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

H 202: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX./RUTHERFORD COUNTY.

    House: Filed

H 203: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX./WATAUGA COUNTY.

    House: Filed

H 209: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX./CERTAIN SCHOOL SYSTEMS.

    House: Filed

H 210: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/GUILFORD COUNTY.

    House: Filed

H 211: INCREASE SAMPSON COUNTY OCCUPANCY TAX AUTH.

    House: Filed

H 213: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/WAKE COUNTY.

    House: Filed

H 217: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW IN BUNCOMBE.

    House: Filed

H 218: PROHIBIT HUNTING FROM ROW/BUNCOMBE COUNTY.

    House: Filed

S 135: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW IN BUNCOMBE.

    Senate: Filed

S 139: 47TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 144: FAYETTEVILLE/SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PGM.

    Senate: Filed

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