The Daily Bulletin: 2017-04-19

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-04-19

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 10 (2017-2018) DHHS EATING DISORDER STUDY (NEW). Filed Jan 25 2017, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, TO STUDY AND REPORT ON EATING DISORDERS IN NORTH CAROLINA.

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

Deletes all provisions of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following.

Directs the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, to study eating disorders in the State, and to report its findings to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services (Committee) by November 1, 2017. Provides requirements for the topics of study, and entities to be consulted. Directs the Committee to consider making a recommendation to the 2018 General Assembly, based on the report.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by McGrady, Lewis, Malone, Goodman.STUDY
H 37 (2017-2018) PROTECT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. Filed Feb 2 2017, AN ACT TO PROTECT MUNICIPAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO REPORT IMPROPER OR UNLAWFUL GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY FROM RETALIATION.

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

Amends proposed GS 160A-290, Protection from retaliation for municipal law enforcement officers, as follows. 

Revises the statement of policy to provide that municipal law enforcement officers are to be encouraged to report the described activities to their supervisor, department head, or other appropriate authority in writing (previously, the policy encouraged both verbal and written reporting). Makes conforming changes to subsection (c). Deletes the portion of the policy statement stating that municipal law enforcement officers are to be free of intimidation or harassment when reporting to public bodies about matters of public concern. 

Modifies subsection (c), setting forth the protections from retaliation, to clarify that the provided protections exist in the absence of binding personnel policies, codes of conduct, or other procedures protecting employees from retaliation. Eliminates subdivisions (3) and (4), which detailed protections from retaliation by an employing agency or another municipal law enforcement officer in a situation where an officer refuses to carry out a directive that constitutes a violation of state or federal law, rule, or regulation or poses substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety.

Amends subsection (e), setting forth remedies for retaliation, by deleting the provision that allowed for the court to award treble damages and costs and attorneys' fees against the person or employing agency found to be in willful violation of the statute.

Adds new provision to subsection (f) establishing that it is the responsibility of the state to pay for the production of the required postings concerning municipal law enforcement officers' protections and obligations for distribution. 

Adds new subsection (g), making it a Class 2 misdemeanor for any municipal law enforcement officer to knowingly file a false writing under the statute if found guilty in a judicial proceeding. 

Makes further technical changes. 

Intro. by Malone, Dollar, Conrad, Jackson.GS 160A
H 68 (2017-2018) BRIGHT FUTURES ACT. Filed Feb 8 2017, AN ACT ENCOURAGING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BRIGHT MARKETS BY ENABLING THE LEASE OF ADDITIONAL DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION IN KEY MARKETS, INCLUDING BROADBAND, RETAIL ONLINE SERVICES, INTERNET OF THINGS, GRIDPOWER, HEALTH CARE, AND TRAINING AND EDUCATION.

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

Amends the long title.

Deletes a whereas clause.

Deletes proposed amendments to GS 143B-472.127 (Programs administered by the Rural Economic Development Division) and GS 143-128.1C (Public-Private partnership construction contracts).

Amends GS 160A-272 (Lease or rental of property). Authorizes town councils to approve leases for the operation and use of components of a wired or wireless network, without treating the lease as a sale of property, for a term of up to 25 years. Requires such leases to be entered into on a competitively neutral and nondiscriminatory basis, and made available to similarly situated providers on comparable terms and conditions. Prohibits such leases from being used to subsidize the provision of competitive service.

Amends GS 160A-272.1 to subject lease of city-owned utility or public service enterprises to GS Chapter 160A, Article 12 (Sale and Disposition of Property).

Amends GS 160A-321 (Sale, lease, or discontinuance of city-owned enterprise). Provides that that statute applies to the sale or lease of public enterprises (currently, public or otherwise is not specified). Authorizes a city to lease a part of the city-owned public enterprise to be operated and used as a component of a wired or wireless network without a vote of the people, subject to GS Chapter 160A, Article 12 (Sale and Disposition of Property).

Enacts new GS 153A-458 (Authority to construct internal communications). Authorizes counties to purchase, lease, construct, and operate facilities to support intragovernmental services for the county's internal governmental purposes.

Amends GS 143-128.1C (Public-private partnership construction projects). Definespublic-private projects to include capital improvement projects for the benefit of a city or county under a development contract that include construction of components of a wired or wireless network in conjunction with or part of another construction project undertaken by the city or county.

Amends proposed GS 143B-438.14(e) to require the NCWorks Commission to submit the initial report required under that subsection on or before July 1, 2017 (currently, May 1, 2017).

Amends SL 2016-94, Section 15.1. Requires the Department of Commerce to submit the supplement required under that section by July 1, 2017 (currently, May 1, 2017). Amends the required information to require an evaluation of whether funds allocated for downtown revitalization projects can or should be used to support the development of digital infrastructure. Makes a conforming change.

Intro. by Szoka, Saine, S. Martin, Brenden Jones.GS 115D, GS 143B, GS 153A, GS 160A
H 110 (2017-2018) DOT/DMV CHANGES - MEGAPROJECT FUNDING (NEW). Filed Feb 15 2017, AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO STATE LAW RELATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, AND TO ESTABLISH A MEGAPROJECT FUND TO FUND HIGHER-COST AND LARGER-SCALE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND LONG TERM FUNDING SOLUTIONS.

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

Adds new Part III, Establishment of Megaproject Fund to Fund Higher-Cost and Larger-Scale Transportation Projects. Enacts Article 14C, Megaproject Fund, to GS Chapter 136, establishing the Megaproject Fund (Fund) within the Highway Trust Fund. Provides that the Fund consists of revenue from appropriations or transfers by the General Assembly, and requires the amounts deposited in the Fund to be used as provided in Article 14C. Establishes that the provisions of Article 14B of GS Chapter 136 (Strategic Prioritization Funding Plan for Transportation Investments) do not apply to the application of the Fund.

Directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to use the Fund to fund transportation projects of statewide and regional significance that exceed $200 million in total project cost. Provides that projects will be selected by a workgroup overseen by DOT that will establish selection criteria based on the provisions of Article 14C. 

Directs DOT to develop and annually update a report containing a completion schedule for all projects funded by the Fund, including the selection criteria and reasoning used for each project, the projects or portions of projects completed during the preceding year, changes in completion schedules and the reasons for the changes, and anticipated schedules for future projects. Requires submission of the report and annual updates to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee by November 1 of each year. 

Amends GS 136-189.11(b), which sets out funds excluded from the Transportation Investment Strategy Formula, to exclude funds appropriated or transferred to the Megaproject Fund under Article 14C from the Strategy Formula.

Effective when the act becomes law, directs DOT to establish a workgroup for developing selection criteria and selecting projects in accordance with GS 136-189.13, as enacted by this act, within 30 days of the effective date of this act. Sets forth six parameters for the megaproject selection criteria. Establishes that DOT is to select members of the workgroup consisting of seven members representing organizations as specified. Designates the workgroup's cochairs and sets parameters for the workgroup's meetings. Requires the workgroup to report to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee (Committee) within 45 days from the date the workgroup is convened on its progress in creating project selection criteria. Requires the workgroup to report to the Committee on the selection criteria created by the workgroup prior to the end of the three-month period from the date the workgroup is convened.

Makes conforming changes to the act's title. 

Intro. by Torbett, Iler, Shepard.GS 20, GS 136, GS 143
H 220 (2017-2018) STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK REVISIONS. Filed Mar 1 2017, AN ACT TO EXPAND THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH FUNDS FROM THE STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK MAY BE USED AND TO CREATE AN OVERSIGHT BOARD FOR THE STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND LONG TERM FUNDING SOLUTIONS.

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

Amends proposed GS 136-277(c) to specify that the financial assistance the infrastructure banking program is authorized to provide to governmental units to finance the costs of transportation projects includes costs of aviation projects. Provides that any financial assistance provided under subsection (c) is subject to repayment and conditioned upon the establishment of any security and the payment of any fees and interest rates deemed necessary by the Department of Transportation (previously, also included any fees and interest rates required by the subsection and deemed necessary by the Department).

Intro. by Torbett.GS 136
H 227 (2017-2018) PRESERVE TENANCY BY THE ENTIRETY. Filed Mar 1 2017, AN ACT TO MAKE CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO CLARIFY THAT TENANCY BY THE ENTIRETY IS PRESERVED IN THIS STATE IN LIGHT OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISION IN OBERGEFELL V. HODGES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE GENERAL STATUTES COMMISSION, AND TO MAKE OTHER TECHNICAL, CLARIFYING, AND OTHER SIMILAR AMENDMENTS TO THE LAWS RELATING TO PROPERTY CONVEYED BY ONE SPOUSE OR BETWEEN SPOUSES.

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

Amends the long title.

Makes organizational changes.

Amends GS 39-13.7 (Tenancy by the entireties trusts in real property). Clarifies that property held by two married individuals as a tenancy by the entirety and conveyed to a joint trust, or in equal shares to two separate trusts, is no longer held by the grantors as tenants by the entirety. Provides that notice that the real property held in trust receives immunity from the claims of separate creditors may be given in a statement in the conveyance of the tenancy by the entirety real property to the trust, that the real property is held under this statute and that as of the date of conveyance, the requirements of the statute are met. Authorizes a person entering a transaction involving real property held in trust under this statute to request confirmation from the trustee that the requirements of the statute providing immunity from the claims of separate creditors are met at the time of the transaction.

Amends GS 29-30 (Election of surviving spouse to take life interest in lieu of intestate share provided). Clarifies that the elective share of a life estate in one-third of the value of all of the deceased spouse's real estate is subject to the exceptions listed in subsection (a). Amends the listed exceptions as follows: (1) provides a further exception when the surviving spouse has waived the right to take a life estate in lieu of an intestate or elective share by an express written waiver thereof; (2) provides an exception when the surviving spouse has waived, released, or conveyed (was, released or quitclaimed) their interest in the real estate; (3) provides an exception when the surviving spouse has executed a written declaration permitting the deceased spouse to convey or encumber the property without the consent or joinder of the surviving spouse; and (4) makes technical changes. Requires election under this statute, when no administration of the estate is pending, to be accompanied by the registering of a notice indicating the county and file number of the clerk's filing with the register of deeds in every county where real property to be claimed under the filing is located. Amends the exceptions to the provision that neither household furnishings in the dwelling house nor life estates under this statute are subject to payment of debts from the estate of the deceased spouse as follows: (1) exempts mortgages or deeds of trust given by the deceased spouse to secure a loan, the proceeds of which were used to pay all or some of the purchase price of the encumbered real property, regardless of whether the secured party is the seller of the real property or a third-party lender; (2) exempts mortgages or deeds of trust on property with respect to which the elective life estate in this statute does not apply under subsection (a); and (3) makes technical changes.

Amends the caption of GS Chapter 39, Article 2, to read Conveyances by Married Individuals.

Makes technical and conforming changes, including the substitution of gender-neutral language, within both the language and captions of various statutes.

Amends GS 39-8 (Acknowledgement at different times and places; before different officers; order immaterial). Authorizes proof or acknowledgement (was, probate) of instruments as to individual spouses to be taken before different authorized officers, and at different times and places, whether either or both of the officials reside in this State or in another state or country (was, whether both officials reside in this State or only one in this State and the other in another state or country).

Amends GS 39-13 (Spouse need not join in purchase-money mortgage). Clarifies that the statute applies regardless of whether the secured party under the mortgage is the seller of the real property or a third-party lender.

Amends GS 39-13.4 (captioned, as amended by this bill, Conveyances by spouses under deed of separation, separation agreement, or property settlement). Provides that the requirements of that statue also apply to spouses who previously executed a valid and lawful deed of separation, separation agreement, or property settlement (was, only deed of separation). Requires an instrument canceling a lawful deed of separation, separation agreement, or property settlement to be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which the lawful deed of separation, separation agreement, or property settlement is recorded. Provides that conveyances of real property by a spouse who executed a valid and lawful deed of separation, etc., as currently specified, may pass title to a grantee free and clear of the rights and interest in the property that the other spouse has, had, or might acquire (was, only those that the spouse might acquire) solely as a result of the marriage.

Amends GS 41-10 (Titles quieted). Clarifies that an action may be brought by any person against another who claims an interest in real property adverse to the person who brought the action for the purpose of determining adverse claims.

Amends GS 52-10 (Contracts between spouses generally; releases). Authorizes individuals of full age about to be married, and married individuals, to waive, release, or convey (was, release and quitclaim) rights they might acquire by marriage in each other's property, without valuable consideration.

Intro. by Davis.GS 29, GS 39, GS 41, GS 52
H 236 (2017-2018) NCAOC OMNIBUS BILL. Filed Mar 1 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CLERK TO APPOINT AN INTERIM GUARDIAN AD LITEM ON THE CLERK'S OWN MOTION; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CLERK TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR FILING INVENTORY IN THE PROPERTY OF THE DECEASED; TO PROVIDE FOR ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER FOR AN ARREST WHEN A PERSON FAILS TO APPEAR AFTER BEING SERVED WITH A SHOW CAUSE IN A CIVIL PROCEEDING; TO AMEND HOW COSTS IN ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ARE ASSESSED; TO ALLOW FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEYS WHEN THERE IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST; TO AMEND OTHER STATUTES GOVERNING THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION PROGRAM FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA BUSINESS COURT; TO AMEND STATUTES GOVERNING MEDIATION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE; AND TO AMEND THE LAW GOVERNING THE REGULATION OF MEDIATORS.

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

Amends the proposed addition to GS 1A-1 (Rule 5 of the Rules of Civil Procedure), establishing that failure to affix a date stamp or file stamp to any order or judgement (was, any pleading or other papers) filed in a civil action, estate proceeding (previously not included), or special proceeding do not affect the sufficiency, validity, or enforceability of the order or judgement so long as the clerk or the court, after giving the parties adequate notice and opportunity to be heard, enters the order or judgment nunc pro tunc to the date of filing (meaning enters the order or judgment now for the then date of the filing; previously, this qualification was not included). 

Makes clarifying change to GS 5A-23(b) to provide that proceedings for civil contempt are before a district court judge, unless a court superior to district court has issued the order, in which case the proceedings are before that court, except when the clerk of superior court has original subject matter jurisdiction and issued the order or when the General Statutes specifically provide for the exercise of contempt power by the clerk of superior court. 

Further amends GS 7A-64 (Temporary assistance for district attorneys), listing facts required to be shown by the requesting district attorney (was, also can by shown by the NC Innocence Inquiry Commission) before the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts may provide assistance for district attorneys. Eliminates from the list the fact that there is an allegation or evidence of prosecutorial misconduct in the case that is the subject of the hearing under GS 15A-1469. 

Deletes the proposed changes to GS 7A-343 (Duties of Director). 

Further amends and modifies the proposed changes to GS 84-2 (Persons disqualified). Clarifies that full-time public defenders and assistant public defenders are prohibited from engaging in the private practice of law. Clarifies that the specified government officials prohibited from the private practice of law permitted to perform unpaid pro bono legal services does not include a justice or judge of the general court of justice.

Intro. by R. Turner.GS 1, GS 1A, GS 5A, GS 7A, GS 7B, GS 14, GS 15A, GS 28A, GS 30, GS 35A, GS 58, GS 84, GS 122C
H 248 (2017-2018) OMBUDSMAN CHANGES & DHHS STUDY (NEW). Filed Mar 2 2017, AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ADULT CARE HOME AND NURSING HOME ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO CONFORM TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING RULES AND RECENT CHANGES TO THE STATE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY THE HOPE ACT AND RELATED FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

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

Changes the act's long and short titles.

Deletes the proposed provisions concerning the establishment of a Subcommittee on Aging by the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services. Instead, authorizes the cochairs of the Joint Legislative Committee on Health and Human Services to consider appointing a Subcommittee on Aging to examine the state's delivery of services for older adults in order to determine their service needs and to make recommendations to the Oversight Committee on how to address those needs. Provides several statements relating to the older population in North Carolina. Recommends that the Subcommittee examine the range of problems and services for older adults throughout the continuum of care. Further encourages the Subcommittee to seek input from a variety of stakeholders and interest groups, as specified. Requires the Subcommittee, if appointed, to submit an interim report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services on or before March 1, 2018, and requires a final report to the Committee on or before November 1, 2018, at which time the Subcommittee terminates, unless the cochairs of the Oversight Committee reappoint the Subcommittee under the authority granted in GS 120-208.2(d).

Amends GS 131D-31 (Adult care home community advisory committees). Establishes that the intent of the General Assembly is that community advisory committee members function as representatives of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Makes changes to transfer actions and responsibilities currently assigned to the Secretary of Aging, Department of Health and Human Services, to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman concerning the appointment of members to community advisory committees. Adds new language establishing that appointment to an Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee is contingent upon designation of the appointee by the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman in accordance with GS 143B-181.18. Provides that a designated appointee is directly accountable to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in order to perform the duties as a representative of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Establishes that removal of the appointee's designation by the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman automatically rescinds the appointment to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. Further provides that any individual who serves as a community advisory committee member must go through the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman's certification and designation process and meet the certification and designation requirements in accordance with the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Policies and Procedures. Provides that appointment to the Nursing Home Community Advisory Committees precludes appointment to the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committees except where written approval to combine the committees is obtained from the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

Directs the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to develop training requirements for certification and designation in accordance with 45 CFR 1324.13(c)(2). Requires that each committee member receive certification training as specified by the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Policies and Procedures and be designated as representatives of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program prior to exercising any power under GS 131D-32. Adds new provision to provide that all communication is considered the property of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman and subject to the Office's disclosure policies. Makes conforming and technical changes. 

Amends GS 131E-128 (Nursing home advisory committees). Establishes that it is the purpose of the General Assembly that advisory committee members function as representatives of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman and through their designation work to maintain the intent of the Nursing Home Resident's Bill of Rights within nursing homes in the state.  Encourages boards of county commissioners to appoint Nursing Home Community Advisory Committees. Adds new language establishing that appointment to the nursing home community advisory committee is contingent upon designation of the appointee by the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman in accordance with GS 143-181.18. Provides that a designated appointee is directly accountable to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in order to perform the duties as a representative of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Establishes that removal of the appointee's designation by the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman automatically rescinds the appointment to the nursing home community advisory committee. Further provides that any individual who serves as a community advisory committee member must go through the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman's certification and designation process and meet the certification and designation requirements in accordance with the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Policies and Procedures. Makes changes to transfer actions and responsibilities currently assigned to the Secretary of Aging (or the Secretary's designee), Department of Health and Human Services, to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman concerning the appointment of members to community advisory committees.

Directs the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to develop training requirements for certification and designation in accordance with 45 CFR 1324.13(c)(2). Requires that each committee member receive certification training as specified by the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Policies and Procedures and be designated as representatives of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program prior to exercising any power under subsection (h) of the statute. Modifies the power under subdivision (3) of subsection (h) to provide that each member of a committee has the right to enter into the facility the committee serves in order to carry out the member's responsibilities (currently, limited to the hours between 10:00AM and 8:00PM). Adds new provision to provide that all communication is considered the property of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman and subject to the Office's disclosure policies. Makes conforming and technical changes. 

Amends GS 143B-181.18, which sets out the duties of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program/State Ombudsman duties. Makes changes to refer to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (instead of the Long-Term Care Program), the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman (instead of the State Ombudsman Office), and the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Policies and Procedures (instead of the State Ombudsman Policies and Procedures). Adds a new duty of the Office to designate and refuse, suspend, or remove designation of volunteer representatives of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, including any community advisory committee appointees, in accordance with the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Policies and Procedures. 

Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to examine PL 113-51, HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, and the Final Safeguards and Research Criteria publication by the US Department of Health and Human Services and National Institutes of Health to determine public health safeguards, regulations, and statutory changes necessary for consideration by the General Assembly. Directs DHHS to submit a report of findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services on or before January 1, 2018.

Intro. by Dobson, Presnell, White, Carney.STUDY, GS 131D, GS 131E, GS 143B
H 319 (2017-2018) STUDY SOLAR FACILITY DECOMMISSIONING RQMTS. Filed Mar 9 2017, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMISSION TO STUDY MATTERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DECOMMISSIONING OF UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR PROJECTS.

House amendment #1 makes the following modifications and additions to the specified matters that the Environmental Review Commission (Commission) is directed to study.

Clarifies that the Commission is to analyze whether or not any materials used in utility-scale solar projects are classified as hazardous material (was, could be classified as hazardous material). Directs the Commission to analyze whether or not solar panels can be safely disposed of in construction and demolition or municipal solid waste landfills (previously, can be safely disposed of in landfills).

Adds that the Commission is also to include in the study a survey of other states' regulatory requirements relating to the decommissioning of utility-scale solar projects. 

Intro. by Dixon.STUDY
H 327 (2017-2018) NC BOARD OF PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS. Filed Mar 13 2017, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE NORTH CAROLINA PROPRIETARY SCHOOL LICENSURE ACT.

House committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition:

Makes organizational changes by renumbering the proposed statutes and makes conforming changes.

Amends proposed GS 115F-7 (Office of Proprietary Schools, now re-codified as GS 115F-30 in organizational changes). Provides that the Office of Proprietary Schools must be staffed with state employees (currently, full-time state employees).

Amends proposed GS 115F-8 (Authority to establish and collect fees; Commercial Education Fund; refund of fees, re-codified as GS 115F-35 in organizational changes). Directs the Board to establish fees (currently, reasonable fees) for the currently listed services. Creates a schedule of maximum fees for the currently listed services. Requires the fees to be used for the purposes of implementing the Chapter. Prohibits salaries, expenses, or other obligations of the Board from being charged against the General Fund.

Amends GS 116-15. Provides that institutions conducting post-secondary degree activity that are not subject to GS Chapter 115C, in addition to the other currently listed statutes, are subject to licensure under this statute, except as exempted under this statute.

Establishes a schedule of fees to be used until fees may be established under GS 115F-35.

Intro. by Blackwell, Fraley, R. Turner.GS 86A, GS 90, GS 93A, GS 115F, GS 116, GS 126
H 352 (2017-2018) RATE MAKING/WATER/WASTEWATER PUBLIC UTILITIES. Filed Mar 14 2017, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE UTILITIES COMMISSION TO USE A FULLY PROJECTED FUTURE TEST PERIOD IN RATE MAKING FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER PUBLIC UTILITIES.

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

Makes organizational and technical changes to proposed subsection (c1) in GS 62-133.

Authorizes a water or wastewater public utility to submit a request for approval of the Utilities Commission, as an alternative to the test period provided for in existing subsection (c), to utilize a fully projected future test period (previously, permitted a public utility to elect the alternative without Commission approval). Requires a fully projected future test period to consist of a 12-month period beginning on or after the date of filing of the application for a general rate case (previously, required the fully projected future test period to consist of the 12-month period beginning with the first month that the new rates will be in effect after application of the full suspension period permitted under GS 62-134).

Adds a new requirement for the utility to provide an explanation for why a fully projected future test period is more representative of the utility's operations than the test period prescribed in subsection (c) when submitting a request under new subsection (c1).

Adds a new provision requiring probable future revenues and expenses to be annualized based on the plant and equipment projected to be in operation as of the end of the future test period and otherwise adjusted as necessary to a representative ongoing level. 

Deletes proposed language directing a public utility that uses a fully projected future test period as part of a final rate determination by the Commission to provide appropriate data evidencing the accuracy of the estimates, and authorizes the Commission to adjust the public utility's rates on the basis of that data after notice and hearing. Instead, adds new language directing a public utility to file with the Commission, no later than four months following the end of a fully projected future test period utilized under new subsection (c1), specified information and data for the fully projected future test period, adjusted as appropriate to reflect the Commission's initial order setting rates in the proceeding. 

Deletes language directing the Commission to permit facilities projected to be in service during the fully projected future test period to be included in the base rate.

Adds new language directing the Commission to adopt a rate adjustment mechanism to (1) track and true-up any variations in the revenue requirement determined on the basis of the required information provided by the public utility from the information used to initially set rates in the general rate case proceeding and (2) adjust the initially set rates as appropriate on a going-forward basis, accounting for adjustments initially made by the Commission. 

Adds that the act expires five years after the act becomes law.

Intro. by Watford, Collins.GS 62
H 371 (2017-2018) AGENCY POWERS AND DUTIES/TECHNICAL CHANGES.-AB Filed Mar 15 2017, AN ACT TO CLARIFY CERTAIN POWERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES WITH RESPECT TO RECREATION AND FEDERAL RECREATION-RELATED FUNDING AND WITH RESPECT TO THE NORTH CAROLINA ZOOLOGICAL PARK, TO ADD SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES TO THE LIST OF OFFICERS ELIGIBLE FOR SALARY CONTINUATION FOR WORKER'S COMPENSATION, AND TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE CLEAN WATER MANAGEMENT TRUST FUND TO THE NORTH CAROLINA LAND AND WATER PRESERVATION TRUST FUND, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

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

Amends the long title.

Amends GS 143-166.13 to provide benefits under GS Chapter 143, Article 12B (Salary Continuation Plan for Certain State Law-Enforcement Officers), to sworn State law-enforcement officers within Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that have the power of arrest.

Deletes proposed GS 143B-135.204 (Administration of the North Carolina Zoological Park). Enacts new GS 143B-135.204 (Powers and Duties of the Secretary). Authorizes the Secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to adopt rules governing the operation of the Zoological Park, and to acquire, dispose of, and develop Zoological Park property. Does not limit the power of the North Carolina Zoological Park Council to establish and set admissions fees.

Makes an organizational change.

Intro. by McGrady, McNeill, Hurley.GS 143, GS 143B
H 376 (2017-2018) SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT GUARANTEE CHANGES. Filed Mar 15 2017, AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE GENERAL STATUTES RELATING TO SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT GUARANTEES.

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

Amends GS 153A-331(d) to authorize a county to contract with another entity for the development of roads if a subdivision is not located in whole or in part within a municipality. Deletes proposed subsection (h), which authorized counties to administer funds they receive as collateral for a performance guarantee in furtherance of the required improvements.

Amends GS 160A-372(g), pertaining to performance guarantees relating to subdivision control ordinances by cities, to permit a performance guarantee to be administered in accordance with the standards adopted by the governing body to whom the performance guarantee is payable when the performance guarantee is insufficient to complete the required improvements or the subdivision for which the performance guarantee is obtained is not completed. Makes conforming change. Deletes proposed subsection (h), which authorized cities to administer funds they receive as collateral for a performance guarantee in furtherance of the required improvements.

Makes technical changes.

Intro. by McGrady.GS 153A, GS 160A
H 428 (2017-2018) PROBATION/PAROLE OFFICERS RETIREMENT. Filed Mar 21 2017, AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE BENEFITS OF PROBATION/PAROLE OFFICERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

House committee substitute makes the following change to the 1st edition:

Amends GS 143-166.41. Definescreditable service to count service as a probation/parole officer toward the 50% service threshold for qualifying under the retirement system of which the officer is a member.

Intro. by McNeill, Faircloth, Hurley, Goodman.GS 135, GS 143
H 440 (2017-2018) FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK/INSURER RECEIVERSHIP. Filed Mar 22 2017, AN ACT TO CLARIFY OBLIGATIONS AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK AND A NORTH CAROLINA INSURANCE COMPANY DURING THE CONSERVATORSHIP AND REHABILITATION PROCESS.

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

Deletes proposed amendments to GS 58-13-15 (Definitions) and GS 58-13-20 (Exception).

Amends GS 58-7-163 (Assets not allowed). Provides that assets used as collateral to secure access to advances from a federal home loan bank are not considered encumbered to the extent the asset's par value exceeds the par amount of any outstanding obligations to the federal home loan bank, and those portions are not excluded in determining the financial condition of an insurer.

Intro. by Collins, Bradford, Rogers, Millis.GS 58
H 464 (2017-2018) REVISE SCHEDULE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES. Filed Mar 23 2017, AN ACT REVISING THE SCHEDULE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TO ADD SYNTHETIC FENTANYLS, DESIGNER HALLUCINOGENICS, SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS, SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS, AND OTHER SUBSTANCES AND MAKING CONFORMING CHANGES; AND CREATING THE TASK FORCE ON SENTENCING REFORMS FOR OPIOID DRUG CONVICTIONS.

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

Amends GS 90-87 (Definitions). Amends definitions of isomer and narcotic drugs, and defines opioid.

Amends GS 90-89 (Schedule I controlled substances). Includes opioids within the description of opiates under subsection (1), and amends the description of alphacetylmethadol to exclude levo-alphacetylmethadol. Adds Phenazepam to the list of controlled systemic depressants. Amends the description of controlled stimulants structurally derived from 2-amino-1-phenyl-1-propane.

Amends GS 90-90 (Schedule II controlled substances). Includes opioids within the description of opiates.

Amends GS 90-92 (Schedule IV controlled substances). Moves Tramadol from the list of controlled depressants to the list of controlled narcotic drugs.

Amends GS 90-93 (Schedule V controlled substances). Adds two substances, Brivaracetam and Pregabalin, to the list of controlled anticonvulsants.

Makes technical changes.

Intro. by Horn, Murphy, Malone.GS 90
H 480 (2017-2018) ABC PERMITS/TAX COMPLIANCE & REPORTS. Filed Mar 23 2017, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE ABC COMMISSION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO CERTIFY ON AN ANNUAL BASIS THAT BREWERY AND DISTILLERY PERMIT HOLDERS ARE COMPLIANT WITH STATE TAX REQUIREMENTS AND TO REQUIRE CERTAIN BREWERY PERMIT HOLDERS TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE ABC COMMISSION.

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

Amends GS 18B-1104 (Authorization of brewery permit). Requires the ABC Commission to keep information reported under proposed subsection (d) confidential except as required by law or requested by the Department of Revenue, and provides that the information is not a public record.

Intro. by Boles, J. Bell, Willingham.GS 18B
H 507 (2017-2018) LAND-USE REGULATORY CHANGES. Filed Mar 28 2017, AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE LAND-USE REGULATORY LAWS OF THE STATE.

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

Modifies the proposed changes to GS 143-755 (concerning choice between versions of changing state agency rules and ordinances for permit applicants) to specify that the statute pertains to development permit applicants (currently, permit applicants). Changes the new provision to provide that the applicant does not have to wait for a pending rule or ordinance to be adopted if the development permit applicant opts for the version of the rule or ordinance applicable at the time of the permit application (previously, did not have to wait for adoption in order to choose which version of the rule or ordinance applies to the permit). Adds new subsection to define development, development permit, and land development regulation. Makes technical and conforming changes.

Deletes the proposed change to GS 160A-400.21, adding to the definition of development permit. Deletes statutory references to the definitions of GS 160A-400.21 in the proposed language to GS 160A-360.1 and GS 153A-320.1.

Amends the proposed language in GS 160A-385(b) and GS 153A-344(b), providing that upon issuance of a development permit, the statutory vesting granted by each respective subsection commences at the time the application for the development permit is submitted in accordance with GS 143-755 prior to the change in the land development regulations so long as the permit remains valid and unexpired pursuant to law. Adds a new subsection to each statute stating that the definitions of GS 143-755 apply, and makes conforming changes to the statutes.

Amends proposed GS 160A-393.1 (Civil action for declaratory relief, injunctive relief, or other remedies) to modify who may bring an action to include any party who is either an owner of an interest in real property that is the subject matter of a local government enforcement action or a permit applicant, who is aggrieved as previously specified (previously, any landowner, permit applicant, or tenant aggrieved as specified). Adds new subsection requiring a judge to hear and determine any and all issues of fact or law raised by the pleadings or otherwise consented to in any action under the statute other than the issue of damages that can by determined by a jury if requested by any party. 

Renames proposed GS 160A-393.2 as No estoppel when challenging development conditions. 

Deletes the proposed changes to GS 153A-352 and GS 160A-412, and instead prohibits a county or city from adopting or enforcing a local ordinance or resolution or any other policy that requires regular, routine inspections of buildings or structures constructed in compliance with the NC Residential Code for One- and Two- Family Dwellings in addition to the specific inspections required by the NC Building Code without first obtaining approval from the NC Building Code Council. Provides that if HB 252, Building Code Regulatory Reform, of the 2017 Regular Session becomes law, these provisions are repealed.

Makes organizational and clarifying changes to GS 160A-307 (Curb cut regulations). Makes further clarifying change to prohibit a city from requiring the applicant to acquire right-of-way from property not owned by the applicant. Adds new provision permitting an applicant to voluntarily agree to acquire the right-of-way.

Intro. by Jordan, J. Bell, Conrad, W. Richardson.GS 143, GS 153A, GS 160A
H 511 (2017-2018) GAME NIGHTS/NONPROFIT FUND-RAISER. Filed Mar 28 2017, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO OPERATE "GAME NIGHTS," TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS HOLDING "GAME NIGHTS," AND TO ALLOW THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT "GAME NIGHTS," TO INCREASE THE ABILITY OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO HOLD FUND-RAISING RAFFLES AND TO AUTHORIZE REISSUANCE OF CERTAIN ONE-TIME ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSION PERMITS.

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

Makes changes to new Part 4, Game Nights, of Article 37 of GS Chapter 37 as follows.

Makes clarification to the definition of game night in GS 14-309.25 to specify that games of chance are played and prizes are awarded by raffle at the event.

Makes clarification in GS 14-306.26 to provide that it is lawful for persons to participate in a game night conducted pursuant to new Part 4. Further specifies that the person applying on behalf of the exempt organization and who is responsible for the event, as indicated in GS 14-309.27(b)(2), is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor if the exempt organization conducts a game night in violation of any provision of new Part 4.

Reduces the proposed permit fee set out in GS 14-309.27 from $250 to $100. Adds a new requirement that the permit must be displayed at the event, and establishes that a qualified facility is not subject to civil or criminal liability for violating Part 4 if the exempt organization provides the facility with a permit for the game night event.

Amends the limitations provided for game night events in GS 14-309.28, prohibiting the operation of game night events on Sunday during the hours of 2:00AM and 2:00PM. Modifies GS 14-309.29 to increase the allowed cost of prizes and expenses to operate the game night event from no more than 50% of the proceeds derived from the event to no more than the proceeds derived from the event. Adds that if an exempt organization hires a game night vendor for the event, the fee must be fixed.

Adds to the authorized games that can be played at a game night event set forth in GS 14-309.30, also allowing any other games specified in the permit application and approved by ALE.

Adds to GS 14-309.34 to provide that the statute does not prohibit a private individual from holding a game night event at a private residence, as long as there is no cost or charge to the attendees. Provides that the event, and the other previously specified events in proposed GS 14-309.34, can be held in venues without licenses to serve alcohol. 

Makes clarifying changes to proposed GS 18B-1000(5a), defining qualified facility

Deletes proposed GS 18B-1010 (Simulated game night allowed at qualified facilities).

Intro. by Boles, Lucas, Saine, Floyd.GS 14, GS 18B
H 585 (2017-2018) EXTEND STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS/CHILD SEX ABUSE. Filed Apr 5 2017, AN ACT EXTENDING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A CIVIL ACTION FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SO THAT A PLAINTIFF HAS UNTIL AGE FORTY TO COMMENCE AN ACTION.

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

Amends proposed GS 1-56(b) (exempting civil child sexual abuse cases from the 10-year statute of limitation) and Section 4 of the bill (reviving civil child sexual abuse actions) to replace the term "civil action for child sexual abuse" with "a civil action against a defendant for sexual abuse suffered while the plaintiff was under 18 years of age."

Adds a severability clause.

Intro. by Riddell, Boswell, B. Turner, Williams.GS 1
H 611 (2017-2018) EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT EXCEPTION (NEW). Filed Apr 5 2017, AN ACT TO CREATE AN EXCEPTION FOR EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS OF SPOUSES OF SUPERINTENDENTS OF LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS WHEN THE LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES THE EMPLOYMENT.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Directs protective services to screen reports in accordance with instructions provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (was, county child welfare agency).

Intro. by Dobson, Bert Jones, Murphy, Earle.GS 7B
H 616 (2017-2018) NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION ACT. Filed Apr 5 2017, AN ACT TO ENACT THE NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION ACT.

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

Amends proposed GS 55-18-05 (Transition to public benefit corporation status). Requires unanimous approval of the outstanding shares of a corporation entitled to vote for a corporation to transition to a public benefit corporation, either by amending its articles of incorporation, or through merger.

Intro. by McGrady, Dobson, Ross, Zachary.GS 55
H 619 (2017-2018) CLARIFY MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER LAWS. Filed Apr 5 2017, AN ACT TO CLARIFY MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS AND MANUFACTURERS LICENSING LAWS.

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

Deletes proposed language in GS 20-305.1(b), making it unlawful for any motor vehicle manufacturer, factory branch, distributor, or distributor branch to fail to fully compensate its motor vehicle dealers licensed in the state for a qualifying used motor vehicle. Deletes proposed subsections (i) and (j) in GS 20-305.1, requiring manufacturers, distributors, or branches to compensate a franchised motor vehicle dealer for any qualifying used motor vehicle subject to a notice of recall and stop-sale or do-not-drive order issued by the manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and whose parts to repair the underlying defect are not received by the dealer within 15 days of the notice of recall. Further, eliminates changes to subsection (b1) in GS 20-305.1, which required a manufacturer to pay compensation for a qualifying motor vehicle within 30 days after receipt of the claim. Makes conforming changes to subsection (c) of the statute.

Intro. by Brawley, Ross, Johnson, Clampitt.GS 20
H 625 (2017-2018) HOA/CONDO CRIME & FIDELITY INSURANCE POLICIES. Filed Apr 6 2017, AN ACT TO REQUIRE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS, CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS, AND THEIR MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TO ACQUIRE CRIME AND FIDELITY INSURANCE POLICIES TO PROTECT THE ASSOCIATIONS' MEMBERSHIP FROM LOSS DUE TO THE ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF THE ASSOCIATION, THE EXECUTIVE BOARD AND ITS EMPLOYEES, OR A MANAGEMENT COMPANY AND TO REQUIRE ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDITS TO BE PERFORMED BY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS AND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS.

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

Amends proposed GS 47C-3-113.1 and proposed GS 47F-3-113.1 (both captioned Crime and fidelity policy required). Requires management agents or companies hired by unit owners' associations or lot owners' associations who are authorized to disburse funds from accounts belonging to the association to be covered by a crime and fidelity insurance policy to those agents or companies (currently, applies to management agents and companies regardless of authority to disburse funds).

Intro. by Williams, Saine, J. Bell, Bradford.GS 47C, GS 47F
H 631 (2017-2018) REDUCE ADMIN. DUPLICATION MH/DD/SAS PROVIDERS (NEW). Filed Apr 6 2017, AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A WORKGROUP TO EXAMINE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT HOW TO ELIMINATE ADMINISTRATIVE DUPLICATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH, INTELLECTUAL/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY, AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER PROVIDERS.

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

Changes the act's short and long titles.

Modifies the act's directive to now direct the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish a workgroup to examine current administrative requirements for mental health, intellectual/developmental disability, and substance use disorder providers (previously, to examine current administrative requirements for behavioral health providers) and how best to integrate these requirements with similar administrative requirements for physical health providers in order to avoid duplication and enhance efficiency. Makes conforming changes.

Adds that the workgroup is to include state legislation, statutes, contractual requirements, federal Medicaid and managed care law in identifying the federal or State entity that created each requirement examined by the workgroup, and recommend whether that requirement should remain or be eliminated or redesigned (previously, only provided for recommending the requirement be eliminated or redesigned). 

Intro. by Stone, Dobson, Murphy.UNCODIFIED
H 646 (2017-2018) AMEND PED STATUTES (NEW). Filed Apr 6 2017, AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROGRAM EVALUATION STATUTES TO MAKE IT EXPLICIT THAT THE DIVISION MAY EVALUATE NON-STATE ENTITIES THAT RECEIVE OR EXPEND ANY STATE FUNDS, ADD ADMINISTRATION OF MEASURABILITY ASSESSMENTS AS A FUNCTION OF THE DIVISION, CREATE STANDARDIZED EVALUATION REPORTS, AND REVISE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

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

Further amends GS 94-2, pertaining to the Apprenticeship Council, providing that the terms of office of the members of the Council are to be designated by the State Board of Community Colleges (the previous edition provided that the terms of members first appointed by the State Board expire as designated by the State Board at the time of making the appointment). Also removes language specifying membership of the Council (the previous edition changed the membership to consist of three representatives each of employers and employees, and two members of the public at large). Requires the Apprenticeship Council to establish standards for apprentice agreements (previously, subject to the approval of the State Board) which cannot be lower than those prescribed by GS Chapter 94, and to recommend rules and regulations (currently, must issue rules and regulations) necessary to carry out the intent and purposes of the Chapter. 

Removes the proposed language in GS 94-3, requiring the Director of ApprenticeshipNC to report to the Vice President of Economic Development and the Vice President of Academic Programs and Student Services within the Community Colleges System Office. 

Further amends GS 94-4, authorizing the Director of ApprenticeshipNC to administer the provisions of the Chapter under the supervision of the President of the NC Community College System or the President's designee (previously, under the supervision of the Vice President of Economic Development) and with the advice and guidance of the Apprenticeship Council.

Intro. by S. Martin, Horn, Conrad, Brody.APPROP, GS 94, GS 115D
H 702 (2017-2018) SENIORS CC TUITION WAIVER. Filed Apr 10 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE BOARD OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES SHALL WAIVE TUITION AND REGISTRATION FEES FOR UP TO SIX HOURS OF CREDIT INSTRUCTION AND ONE COURSE OF NONCREDIT INSTRUCTION PER ACADEMIC SEMESTER FOR SENIOR CITIZENS.

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

Amends the long title.

Amends the proposed authorization for tuition and registration fee waiver for senior citizens to further authorize the waiver for one course of non-credit instruction per semester, and provides that the senior citizens must be qualified as residents for tuition purposes to receive the waiver. Subjects the waiver to space being available in an individual course.

Intro. by Howard, Setzer, Henson, Elmore.GS 115D
H 706 (2017-2018) LANDLORD/TENANT-ALIAS & PLURIES SUMMARY EJECT. Filed Apr 10 2017, AN ACT TO ALLOW FOR SEVERANCE OF SUMMARY EJECTMENT AND MONETARY CLAIMS IN SMALL CLAIMS ACTIONS WHEN SERVICE OF PROCESS ONLY MEETS SUMMARY EJECTMENT STANDARDS; TO ALLOW FOR THE SEVERED MONETARY CLAIM TO BE CONTINUED WITH ALIAS AND PLURIES SUMMONS; TO PROVIDE FOR AN ELECTION BY THE PLAINTIFF TO UTILIZE A PRIVATE PROCESS SERVER IN COUNTIES WITH POPULATIONS OF TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND OR GREATER.

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

Amends the long title.

Deletes proposed amendment to GS 7A-146 (Administrative authority and duties of chief district judge) which required that small claims court be held at least twice a week. Makes conforming changes.

Intro. by Jordan, Bradford.GS 7A
H 807 (2017-2018) CREATE DIVISIONS - ALE AND CAP. POLICE IN DPS. Filed Apr 11 2017, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH ALCOHOL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE STATE CAPITOL POLICE AS SEPARATE DIVISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

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

Provides that reserve alcohol law enforcement agents are considered employees of the Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement for workers' compensation purposes while performing duties assigned or approved by the Director of the Division, or the Director's designee.

Intro. by Boles, J. Bell, Willingham, McNeill.GS 18B, GS 143, GS 143B
H 858 (2017-2018) MEDICAID EXPANSION/HEALTHCARE JOBS INITIATIVE. Filed Apr 19 2017, AN ACT TO EXPAND ELIGIBILITY FOR THE MEDICAID PROGRAM TO INCLUDE ALL PEOPLE UNDER AGE SIXTY-FIVE WHO HAVE INCOMES EQUAL TO OR BELOW ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL, TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXPANSION, TO ACCOUNT FOR THE SAVINGS TO OTHER STATE PROGRAMS AS A RESULT OF THE EXPANSION, AND TO HAVE THE STATE SHARE OF COSTS OF THE EXPANSION FUNDED BY HOSPITAL PROVIDERS.

Identical to S 290, filed 3/15/17.

Includes whereas clauses.

Repeals Section 3 of SL 2013-5, which prohibited the expansion of the State's Medicaid eligibility.

Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Medical Assistance (Division), to, beginning January 1, 2018, provide Medicaid coverage to all people under age 65 who have incomes equal to or less than 133% of the federal poverty guidelines. Specifies that the medical assistance provided to persons in this Affordable Care Act expansion group is to consist of the coverage described in 42 USC § 1396a(k)(1).

States the General Assembly's intent to utilize the Medicaid Expansion Assessment under new GS 108A‑131, as well as savings to other state programs as reflected in this act to pay for the State share of costs associated with Medicaid expansion.

Appropriates $27,481,199 in recurring funds for the 2017‑18 fiscal year and $41,023,521 in recurring funds for 2018‑19 from the General Fund to the Division to pay for administrative costs associated with Medicaid expansion. Specifies that these funds provide a state match for the specified amount in federal funds and provides that those federal funds are appropriated to pay for administrative costs associated with Medicaid expansion. Provides that if the amount of federal funds available to pay for administrative costs associated with Medicaid expansion exceeds the amounts set out in the act, then the expenditure of State funds must be reduced by an amount equal to the amount of available excess federal funds, and appropriates those excess federal funds for the described purposes.

Appropriates $114,848,013 in recurring funds for 2017‑18 from the Division to pay for service costs associated with Medicaid expansion. Appropriates $6,731,823 in recurring funds for 2017‑18 from the General Fund to the Division to pay for service costs associated with Medicaid expansion. Specifies that these funds provide a state match for the specified amount in federal funds and provides that those federal funds are appropriated to pay for service costs associated with Medicaid expansion. 

Appropriates $273,397,475 in recurring funds for 2018‑19 from the Division to pay for service costs associated with Medicaid expansion. Appropriates $21,347,825 in recurring funds for 2018‑19 from the General Fund to the Division to pay for service costs associated with Medicaid expansion. Specifies that these funds provide a state match for the specified amount in federal funds and provides that those federal funds are appropriated to pay for service costs associated with Medicaid expansion.

Provides that if the amount of federal funds available to pay for service costs associated with Medicaid expansion exceeds the amounts set out in the act, then the expenditure of state funds must be reduced by an amount equal to the amount of available excess federal funds, and appropriates those excess federal funds for the described purposes.

Makes the following reductions because of the savings generated by the expansion: (1) reduces the appropriation to DHHS, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, by $6,731,823 in recurring funds for 2017‑18 fiscal year and by $13,463,645 in recurring funds for the 2018‑2019 fiscal year and (2) reduces the appropriation for the Inmate Health Care program within the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction, by $7,884,180 in recurring funds for 2018‑19.

Reorganizes the statutes in the Hospital Assessment Act (GS Chapter 108A, Article 7) under specified parts.

Enacts new GS 108A-131 to make each hospital that is not fully exempt from both the equity assessment and UPL assessment under GS 108A‑122(c) subject to an additional assessment. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to calculate the assessment amount for a hospital annually by multiplying the total state share of service and administrative costs, net of savings to other state programs, of Medicaid expansion by the hospital provider's percentage of all Medicaid services billed by all hospitals subject to the statute. Requires the Secretary to notify each hospital that is assessed of the: (1) total state share of service and administrative costs of Medicaid expansion for the applicable time period, (2) hospital's share of all Medicaid services billed, and (3) amount assessed to the hospital. Specifies that the assessment is in addition to and has greater priority than any assessment that might be collected from a hospital provider under Part 2 (UPL and Equity Assessments) of this Article and sets out requirements for when federal limitations on the total amount of Medicaid assessments that may be collected require the state to reduce the amount of assessments collected. Allows a hospital to appeal an assessment determination through a reconsideration review. 

Amends GS 108A‑124 to make conforming changes.

Effective July 1, 2017.

Intro. by Farmer-Butterfield, Earle, Autry, B. Richardson.APPROP, GS 108A
H 859 (2017-2018) STORM DEBRIS REMOVAL FUNDS. Filed Apr 19 2017, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR REMOVAL OF DEBRIS FROM STREAMS AND RIVERS IMPACTED BY HURRICANE MATTHEW.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the Division of Soil and Water Conservation of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services $100,000 for the removal of storm debris from streams and rivers in areas impacted by Hurricane Matthew through the Division's Disaster Recovery Program. Effective July 1, 2017.

Intro. by C. Graham.APPROP
H 860 (2017-2018) PERMANENCY INNOVATION INITIATIVE FUNDS. Filed Apr 19 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THE PERMANENCY INNOVATION INITIATIVE FUND.

Identical to S 444, filed 3/28/17.

Appropriates the following sums from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, for the purpose of providing additional funds for the Permanency Innovation Initiative Fund in accordance with GS 131D-10.9B: (1) $1 million recurring for the 2017-18 fiscal year, bringing total project costs including federal matching funds to $4,250,000 and (2) $1,750,000 recurring for the 2018-19 fiscal year, bringing total project costs including federal matching funds to $5,400,000.

Establishes that funds provided pursuant to this act are to be supplemented, not supplanted, by all available federal matching funds. Authorizes $2,400,000 in private funds to be used, in addition to State and federal funds, to extend those State and federal funds and increase the services provided to children and families during the 2017-19 biennium. 

Effective July 1, 2017.

 

Intro. by Boswell, Hardister, Jordan, Dobson.APPROP

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-04-19

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 162 (2017-2018) HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE (NEW). Filed Mar 1 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE TO VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

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

Amends GS 74E-6 (Oaths, powers, and authority of company police officers). Provides that authority of company police officers to direct traffic is on all public roads passing through and immediately adjoining a public school, hospital, or airport where the officer is employed.

Makes organizational changes.

Intro. by Daniel, Brock, Randleman.GS 74E
S 569 (2017-2018) UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT. Filed Mar 30 2017, AN ACT TO ADOPT THE UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT IN THIS STATE.

The Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition is to be summarized.

Intro. by Daniel, Newton.
S 597 (2017-2018) APPRENTICESHIPNC. Filed Apr 4 2017, AN ACT TO TRANSFER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES SYSTEM OFFICE.

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

Further amends GS 94-2, pertaining to the Apprenticeship Council, providing that the terms of office of the members of the Council are to be designated by the State Board of Community Colleges (the previous edition provided that the terms of members first appointed by the State Board expire as designated by the State Board at the time of making the appointment). Also removes language specifying membership of the Council (the previous edition changed the membership to consist of three representatives each of employers and employees, and two members of the public at large). Requires the Apprenticeship Council to establish standards for apprentice agreements (previously, subject to the approval of the State Board) which cannot be lower than those prescribed by GS Chapter 94, and to recommend rules and regulations (currently, must issue rules and regulations) necessary to carry out the intent and purposes of the Chapter. 

Removes the proposed language in GS 94-3, requiring the Director of ApprenticeshipNC to report to the Vice President of Economic Development and the Vice President of Academic Programs and Student Services within the Community Colleges System Office. 

Further amends GS 94-4, authorizing the Director of ApprenticeshipNC to administer the provisions of the Chapter under the supervision of the President of the NC Community College System or the President's designee (previously, under the supervision of the Vice President of Economic Development) and with the advice and guidance of the Apprenticeship Council.

Intro. by Barefoot, Tillman, Hise.APPROP, GS 94, GS 115D

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-04-19

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 287 (2017-2018) RED LIGHT CAMERAS/HOPE MILLS & SPRING LAKE. Filed Mar 8 2017, AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE LAW GOVERNING RED LIGHT CAMERAS IN THE TOWNS OF HOPE MILLS AND SPRING LAKE.

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

Makes a conforming change to GS 160A-300.1 to authorize the Town of Hope Mills to adopt ordinances for the civil enforcement of GS 20-158 (concerning control of vehicles at intersections) by means of a traffic camera as set forth in GS 160A-300.1, as amended. 

Intro. by Lucas, Szoka, W. Richardson, Floyd.Cumberland

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-04-19

LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 566 (2017-2018) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH/WILMINGTON DEANNEX-ANNEX (NEW). Filed Mar 30 2017, AN ACT TO REMOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH AND TO ANNEX THAT PROPERTY TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON AND TO REMOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON AND TO ANNEX THAT PROPERTY TO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH.

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

Clarifies that it is Article 14A (the Assumed Business Name Act) of GS Chapter 66 that is not to be implemented until July 1, 2018.

Intro. by Barringer, Tarte, Alexander.GS 66
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: 2017-04-19

PUBLIC BILLS

H 5: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TECHNICAL CHANGES.

    Ratified

H 10: DHHS EATING DISORDER STUDY (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 29: RECORD OF EXCUSALS FROM JURY DUTY.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 37: PROTECT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On State and Local Government II

H 68: BRIGHT FUTURES ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Serial Referral To Commerce and Job Development Stricken
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 110: DOT/DMV CHANGES - MEGAPROJECT FUNDING (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 132: HIGH ACHIEVING TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS.

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

H 190: LOCAL FIREFIGHTER RELIEF FUND ELIGIBILITY.

    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 219: TRANSPORTATION MEGAPROJECT FUNDING.

    House: Serial Referral To Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Added

H 220: STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK REVISIONS.

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

H 224: WARRANT CHECK OF INMATES IN CUSTODY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 227: PRESERVE TENANCY BY THE ENTIRETY.

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

H 236: NCAOC OMNIBUS BILL.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On State and Local Government II
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 242: LICENSE PLATE READER SYSTEMS IN STATE ROWS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Regulatory Reform

H 248: OMBUDSMAN CHANGES & DHHS STUDY (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 294: UNCLAIMED PROPERTY NOTICE REQUIREMENTS.-AB

    House: Serial Referral To Finance Stricken

H 299: STATE HEALTH PLAN ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES.-AB

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 305: SCHOOL BOARDS CAN'T SUE COUNTIES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary IV

H 307: BOARD CERT. BEHAVIOR ANALYST/AUTISM COVERAGE.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 319: STUDY SOLAR FACILITY DECOMMISSIONING RQMTS.

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed

H 327: NC BOARD OF PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS.

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

H 343: ENFORCEMENT OF DVPO ON APPEAL.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 352: RATE MAKING/WATER/WASTEWATER PUBLIC UTILITIES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On State and Local Government II

H 369: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS AND PROBATIONS.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading

H 371: AGENCY POWERS AND DUTIES/TECHNICAL CHANGES.-AB

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 376: SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT GUARANTEE CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 421: CLARIFY HUT & IMPROVE VEHICLE TITLING PROCESS.

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

H 424: SUPERSEDING DOMESTIC ORDERS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 428: PROBATION/PAROLE OFFICERS RETIREMENT.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Pensions and Retirement, if favorable, Appropriations

H 440: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK/INSURER RECEIVERSHIP.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 464: REVISE SCHEDULE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 468: DOT/FUNDING FOR PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 480: ABC PERMITS/TAX COMPLIANCE & REPORTS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 482: COUNTY COMM. ROLE IN SCHOOL BLDG ACQUISITION.

    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 484: SERVICEMEMBERS CIVIL RELIEF ACT.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary IV

H 485: UNC & CC CREDIT/NATIONAL GD ON SAD.

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

H 486: NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATION ASSISTANCE CHANGES. (NEW)

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

H 488: EARLY RENTAL TERMINATION BY MILITARY MEMBERS.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary IV

H 502: DEFINE "CONSUMER" - AUTO RENEWAL CONTRACTS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 507: LAND-USE REGULATORY CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 511: GAME NIGHTS/NONPROFIT FUND-RAISER.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Judiciary III, if favorable, Finance

H 519: TRI-COUNTY CC/NEIGHBOR STATE IN-STATE TUITION.

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

H 530: COUNTIES/CONDEMNATION OF UNSAFE BLDGS/LIENS.

    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 533: MODERNIZE SYMBOL OF ACCESS.

    House: Serial Referral To Regulatory Reform Stricken
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 547: CUMBERLAND 12C SUPERIOR COURT DISTRICTS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Elections and Ethics Law

H 549: UNC BENCHMARK/REPORTING DATES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 574: WIND ENERGY/CONSISTENCY WITH MILITARY.

    House: Serial Referral To Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Added

H 576: ALLOW AEROSOLIZATION OF LEACHATE.

    House: Serial Referral To Agriculture Added

H 585: EXTEND STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS/CHILD SEX ABUSE.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 591: STUDY/LEO INTERACTION WITH DISABLED DRIVERS.

    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 592: "KICK CANCER FOR KIDS" SPECIAL PLATE.

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

H 596: STUDY/MPO VOTING POWER DISTRIBUTION.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 611: EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT EXCEPTION (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 616: NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Serial Referral To Commerce and Job Development Stricken
    House: Re-ref Com On Finance

H 617: CLARIFY SALE OF ANTIQUE & SPECIALTY VEHICLES.

    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 619: CLARIFY MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER LAWS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 625: HOA/CONDO CRIME & FIDELITY INSURANCE POLICIES.

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

H 631: REDUCE ADMIN. DUPLICATION MH/DD/SAS PROVIDERS (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 637: CLARIFY REGIONAL WATER AND SEWER FUNDS.

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

H 646: AMEND PED STATUTES (NEW).

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

H 650: STATE BOARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT CLAIM.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On State and Local Government II

H 656: COLLEGE OF ALBEMARLE/CONSTRUCTION FUNDS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Education - Community Colleges

H 665: SHERIFFS' SUPP. PENSION FUND CHANGES.

    House: Serial Referral To Appropriations Stricken

H 668: CLARIFY POLITICAL SIGN ORDINANCE AUTHORITY.

    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 677: AMEND WHO CAN SERVE ON THREE-JUDGE PANEL.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 684: SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY FEE.

    House: Serial Referral To Finance Stricken
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Judiciary I, if favorable, Finance

H 688: CERTAIN APPEALS ALLOWED/CLARIFY DISP. ORDERS (NEW).

    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 690: SUDEP AWARENESS WEEK.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 702: SENIORS CC TUITION WAIVER.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 706: LANDLORD/TENANT-ALIAS & PLURIES SUMMARY EJECT.

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

H 707: LIEN AGENT/NOTICE OF CANCELLATION.

    House: Serial Referral To Finance Added

H 725: MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FUNDING/STUDY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Education - K-12

H 741: DHHS STUDY/MATERNAL AND NEONATAL CARE.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 747: LRC STUDY/REG. IMPACT IN COASTAL AREAS.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Regulatory Reform

H 755: BANKRUPTCY AND RECEIVERSHIP AMENDMENTS.

    House: Serial Referral To Banking Stricken
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary II
    House: Serial Referral To Banking Stricken
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary II

H 764: EXPANSION OF MSD/BD APPT.

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

H 800: VARIOUS CHANGES TO CHARTER SCHOOL LAWS.

    House: Serial Referral To Finance Added

H 807: CREATE DIVISIONS - ALE AND CAP. POLICE IN DPS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 814: PLANNED COMMUNITY ACT CHANGES.

    House: Serial Referral To Finance Added

H 816: CONSUMER PROTECTION/ROOFING CONTRACTORS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary I

H 833: DRIVER EDUCATION OVERSIGHT/LANE DEPARTURE. (NEW)

    House: Serial Referral To Education - K-12 Stricken
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Education - K-12, if favorable, Transportation
    House: Serial Referral To Education - K-12 Stricken
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Education - K-12, if favorable, Transportation

H 858: MEDICAID EXPANSION/HEALTHCARE JOBS INITIATIVE.

    House: Filed

H 859: STORM DEBRIS REMOVAL FUNDS.

    House: Filed

H 860: PERMANENCY INNOVATION INITIATIVE FUNDS.

    House: Filed

S 3: DOT/DMV CHANGES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 38: ALLOW COUNTY-WIDE CHALLENGES/ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Select Committee on Elections. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 63: MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMISSION/STRATEGIC PLAN.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Commerce and Insurance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 94: ELECTIONS TRANSPARENCY.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Select Committee on Elections. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 131: REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 2016.

    Senate: Failed Concur In H Com Sub
    Senate: Conf Com Appointed
    House: Conf Com Appointed

S 160: HANDICAP PARKING PRIVILEGE CERTIFICATION.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Health Care

S 162: HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 168: AOC OMNIBUS CHANGES (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 182: PROHIBIT USE OF LIGHT BARS ON MOTOR VEHICLES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 196: VETERINARY PRACTICE OMNIBUS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 205: RESOLUTION TO ALLOW SAV OYSTER LEASING.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 244: COASTAL CRESCENT TRAIL/STATE PARKS SYSTEM.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 317: HYPERTENSION AWARENESS DAY.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 343: LEGAL NOTICES/NEWSPRINT EMPLOYEES (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 344: COMBINE ADULT CORRECTION & JUVENILE JUSTICE.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 368: UPDATE FALSE CLAIMS ACT/RARE DISEASE APPT/HIE (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 370: SOUTH ATLANTIC FEDERAL FISHERIES RESOURCES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 388: INCAPACITY TO PROCEED.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 416: USE OF TOURISM FUNDS/WATAUGA COUNTY.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Appropriations

S 461: MODIFY UNC LABORATORY SCHOOLS.

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

S 495: ZOO STATE CONSTRUCTION EXEMPTIONS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 547: RESTITUTION REMISSION/NOTICE AND HEARING REQ.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 552: OMNIBUS OCCUPANCY TAXES. (NEW)

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Finance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Finance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 567: REFORM/CORRECT/WILLS AND TRUSTS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 569: UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 594: FAMILY/CHILD PROTECTION & ACCOUNTABILITY ACT.

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

S 597: APPRENTICESHIPNC.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 614: WITHHOLDINGS FOR PROPERTY SALES: NONRESIDENTS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Finance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 624: OUTDOOR HERITAGE ENHANCED.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

Actions on Bills: 2017-04-19

LOCAL BILLS

H 217: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW IN BUNCOMBE.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 287: RED LIGHT CAMERAS/HOPE MILLS & SPRING LAKE.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Serial Referral To Finance Stricken
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/20/2017

H 349: CURRITUCK-DEVELOPER FUNDS FOR ROAD CONSTR.

    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 385: IMPAIRED HUNTING/ORANGE COUNTY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary I

H 491: HENDERSON COUNTY FIRE TAX DISTRICTS.

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

S 185: ABOLISH COLUMBUS/CLEVELAND COUNTY CORONER (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 217: RICHMOND/RIGHT-OF-WAY SAFETY.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On State and Local Government

S 566: WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH/WILMINGTON DEANNEX-ANNEX (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

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