The Daily Bulletin: 2017-04-20

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-04-20

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 56 (2017-2018) AMEND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS. Filed Feb 7 2017, AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS.

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

Makes organizational changes and adds new provisions. Places previous Section 1 in new Part I.

Part II amends GS 130A-310.72 (Financial assurance requirement). Modifies existing language to require the person conducting remediation of a contaminated site (currently, specifies contaminated industrial site) to establish and maintain financial assistance as provided. Adds a new provision allowing the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to waive the financial assurance requirements if DEQ finds that the only actions or controls to be implemented or maintained as part of the remedial action plan for the site include annual reporting of land-use controls and/or the maintenance of durable or low-maintenance covers for contaminated soil. 

Part III repeals GS 130A-294(k) (requiring certain persons and operators to submit a description of any program to minimize or reduce the volume and quantity or toxicity of hazardous waste) and GS 130A-309.17 (concerning the registration of persons transporting, collecting, or recycling used oil, fees, reports, and records).

Part IV amends GS 143B-279.9(b) to require a remedial action plan for the cleanup of environmental damage resulting from a discharge or release of petroleum from an underground storage tank pursuant to Part 2A or Article 21A of GS Chapter 143, other petroleum sources, or from an aboveground storage tank pursuant to Part 7 of Article 21A of GS Chapter 143, to include an agreement by the owner, operator or responsible party for the discharge or release of petroleum to record notice of any applicable land-use restrictions that meet the requirements of the statute as provided in GS 143B-279.11 (currently, the provision only applies to a discharge or release from an underground storage tank). Adds a new provision establishing that, except with respect to land contaminated from a discharge or release of petroleum from an underground storage tank, the imposition of restrictions on the current or future use of real property on sites contaminated by the discharge or release of petroleum from an aboveground storage tank, or another petroleum source, from which contamination has migrated to off-site properties, as defined in GS 130A-310.65(3a), are only permitted as provided in GS 143-215.104AA (Standards for petroleum releases from aboveground storage tanks and other sources) or GS 130A-310.73A (Remediation of sites with off-site migration of contaminants), as applicable. 

Amends GS 143B-279.11, providing that the statute applies to a cleanup pursuant to a remedial action plan that addresses environmental damage resulting from a discharge or release of petroleum from an underground storage tank pursuant to Part 2A of Article 21A of GS Chapter 143, or an aboveground storage tank or other petroleum source pursuant to Part 7 of Article 21A of GS Chapter 143 (currently, only applies to the discharge or release of petroleum from an underground storage tank). Makes conforming changes to expand the applicability of the provisions in existing subsections (b) and (d). Adds new subsection (h), establishing that, except with respect to land contaminated from a discharge or release of petroleum from an underground storage tank, the statute's provisions only apply to sites contaminated by the discharge or release of petroleum from an aboveground storage tank, or another petroleum source, from which contamination has migrated to off-site properties, as defined in GS 130A-310.65(3a), in compliance with the requirements of GS 143-215.104AA or GS 130A-310-73A, as applicable. Makes conforming changes to the statute's title.

Part V amends GS 143-215.1C pertaining to certain reporting requirements of wastewater discharges. Makes clarifying changes. Amends the reporting requirement in subsection (a1) to require the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to report a discharge of 1,000 gallons or more of untreated wastewater to land, or a spill of any amount that reaches waters of the state, to DEQ as soon as practicable but no later than 24 hours after the owner or operator has first knowledge of the spill (currently, requires reporting of 1,000 gallons or more of untreated wastewater to the surface waters of the state, not later than 24 hours after the owner or operator has determined that the discharge has reached the surface waters of the state). Makes conforming changes to subsection (c), concerning publication of notice of discharge of untreated waste.

Part VI amends GS 143-215.1 (Control of sources of water pollution; permits required). Deletes current provisions regarding high rate infiltration wastewater disposal systems. Requires the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (Commission) to grant or deny any application for issuance of a new permit within 90 days of any required state or federal review, or within 90 days of consideration of matters and things presented at any public hearing (currently, within 60 days of notice of intent, or within 90 days of a public hearing).  Provides that multiple contiguous properties under common ownership and permitted for use as a disposal system are treated as a single property with regard to setbacks to property lines.

Part VII repeals GS 143-355(m) (directing DEQ to develop a state water supply plan). Amends GS 143-355(p), contingent upon the enactment of S 131, 2017 Regular Session, by making conforming changes by removing reference to a state water supply plan, and directing DEQ to submit the report under this statute with the report on basinwide water management plans (was, basinwide water quality management plans).

Part VIII amends GS 113A-124(c). Authorizes the Commission to delegate the power to approve land use plans for a county to any qualified DEQ employee. Amends GS 113A-119 (regarding development permits in areas of environmental concern) to exempt minor permit applications from the requirement of posting a notice at the location of the proposed development.

Part IX amends GS 113-300.6 (Governor to execute compact; form of compact), amending the definition of wildlife to delete the provisions including species protected by the Marine Fisheries Commission, or by the Division of Marine Fisheries, and food fish and shellfish. Amends GS 113-300.7 (Appointment of Compact Administrator; implementation; rules; amendments), deleting language involving the Marine Fisheries Commission, its chair, or the Division of Marine Fisheries, in the provisions of that statute.

Part X amends GS 143-215.3A. Designates fees transferred to the I & M Air Pollution Control Account for the use of developing and implementing an air pollution control program (was, air pollution control program for mobile sources).

Intro. by McElraft, Yarborough.GS 113, GS 113A, GS 130A, GS 143, GS 143B
H 101 (2017-2018) JACKSON COUNTY/TROUT CAPITAL OF NC (NEW). Filed Feb 14 2017, AN ACT ADOPTING JACKSON COUNTY AS THE TROUT CAPITAL OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

House committee substitute deletes all provisions of the 1st edition and now provides the following.

Contains several whereas clauses. Enacts GS 145-49 to adopt Jackson County as the official trout capital of North Carolina.

Changes the act's short and long titles.

Intro. by Clampitt, Saine.Jackson
H 160 (2017-2018) FORFEITURE OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS/JUDGES. Filed Feb 21 2017, AN ACT PROHIBITING THE RECEIPT OF BENEFITS FROM THE CONSOLIDATED JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR JUDGES WHO HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED AND CONVICTED OR REMOVED FROM OFFICE.

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

Deletes all provisions and replaces them with the following.

Enacts new GS 135-75.1B (Forfeiture of retirement benefits for conviction on impeachment or removal from office). Prohibits the Board of Trustees of the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees (Board of Trustees) from paying any retirement benefits or allowances, except for a return of member contributions plus interest, to any justice or judge who is convicted on impeachment for reasons other than physical and mental incapacity, or is removed from office under GS 7A-376(b). Authorizes a justice or judge whose conviction on impeachment or removal from office is vacated or set aside to seek a reversal of the benefit forfeiture by presenting evidence to the State Treasurer. Authorizes the State Treasurer to reverse benefit forfeitures as appropriate. Provides for repayment and rate of interest on repayment.

Amends GS 135-56 to require justices or judges who have not vested in the Consolidated Judicial Retirement System on December 1, 2017, and are impeached or removed from office for acts committed after December 1, 2017, to forfeit all benefits under the system except for a return of member contributions plus interest. Justices or judges who have vested on December 1, 2017, who are convicted on impeachment or removed from office for acts committed after December 1,2017, are not entitled to creditable service after December 1, 2017.

Makes a conforming change to GS 7A-376(b).

Directs the General Assembly and the supreme court to notify the State Treasurer and the Board of Trustees of the conviction on impeachment or removal from office of a justice or judge.

Effective December 1, 2017, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.

Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

Intro. by Burr, Lewis, Bumgardner, Bert Jones.GS 7A, GS 135
H 244 (2017-2018) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION/COMPOSTING FACILITIES. Filed Mar 2 2017, AN ACT TO (1) REQUIRE A FIVE-HUNDRED-FOOT BUFFER BETWEEN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES AND SCHOOLS, ATHLETIC FIELDS, AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES HOSTING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES; (2) REQUIRE THE ADOPTION OF RULES TO REDUCE ODOR EMISSIONS FROM COMPOSTING FACILITIES; AND (3) PROVIDE FOR PUBLIC NOTICE OF PERMITS FOR SUCH FACILITIES.

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

Amends the long title.

Deletes proposed amendment to GS 130A-294 (Solid waste management program) and replaces it with the following. Directs the Department to require at least a 500-foot buffer between the outermost boundary of any new solid waste management facility and the outermost boundary of any property on which a school and associated athletic field, or community facilities hosting outdoor activities, is located.

Amends GS 130A-309.11 (Compost standards and applications). Deletes the proposed language regarding Commission rules regarding the welfare of persons beyond the facility's boundary, retaining proposed language on rules regarding health and safety. Provides that these rules do not apply to composting activities occurring at a bona fide farm operation for which composting is not the operation's primary source of income. Amends proposed notice requirements for Department issuance or renewal of permits for solid waste management facilities, requiring notice by newspaper publication, notice by mail to persons who have requested such notice, and notice by email to persons who have requested such notice. Notice requirements do not apply to composting activities occurring at a bona fide farm operation for which composting is not the operation's primary source of income.

Intro. by Howard, McElraft, McGrady, Setzer.GS 130A
H 275 (2017-2018) NO STORMWATER FEES ON TAXIWAYS OR RUNWAYS. Filed Mar 7 2017, AN ACT TO EXEMPT AIRPORTS FROM PAYING A STORMWATER UTILITY FEE LEVIED ON RUNWAYS AND TAXIWAYS.

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

Further amends GS 153A-277(a1) (county utility fees) and GS 160A-314(a1) (city utility fees) to add a new subdivision (4) to prohibit counties and cities from imposing a stormwater utility fee on a runway or taxiway located on military property. Amends the previously proposed exemption pertaining to stormwater utility fees levied on airport runways and taxiways to limit the exemption's application and related requirements to all airports other than those covered by the exemption in new subdivision (4). Makes conforming organizational changes. 

Intro. by Conrad, Torbett, Presnell, Hunter.GS 153A, GS 160A
H 285 (2017-2018) SUICIDE PREVENTION/AWARENESS SCHOOL PERSONNEL. Filed Mar 8 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A TRAINING PROGRAM ON YOUTH SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION AND RISK REFERRAL PROTOCOL FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2d edition:

Amends GS 115C-5 to definepublic school unit to include local school administrative units, charter schools, or regional schools.

Amends proposed GS 115C-375.10 (Youth suicide awareness and prevention training and risk referral protocol for school personnel). Provisions that previously applied to local school administrative units now apply to public school units, as defined. Lists fourteen classes of school personnel that must receive the youth suicide awareness and prevention training program, including teachers, bus drivers, and athletic coaches, and deletes the definition of school personnel. Provides that any mental health training requirements established by the State Board of Education must be partially fulfilled by the training program. Requires school employees (was, school personnel) that work directly with students in grades six through 12 to receive the training within 12 months of employment, and every two years thereafter (was, every five years thereafter). Authorizes training to be conducted electronically, through videoconferencing, or through individual programs of study of designated materials. Directs public school units to provide the training program and model risk referral protocol developed by the State Board of Education, or a locally developed plan that meets listed requirements. The listed requirements are substantively the same as in the 2nd edition, except that the conveyed information must include "protective factors for prevention of suicide" instead of "methods and factors to prevent suicide." Amends the reporting requirements for public school units, deleting the language referring to the Healthy Active Children Policy survey, and to require reporting on prevention activities rather than risk referral protocols. Deletes the provision requiring the Department of Public Instruction to compile and submit these reports to General Assembly committees. Provides that there is no obligation or responsibility of public school units to provide referral, treatment, follow-up, or other services related to identification of students at risk of suicide and suicide prevention procedures beyond what may be required by other state or federal law. Provides that this statute does not impose a specific duty or standard of care.

Deletes proposed amendment to GS 115C-218.75 (regarding charter schools).

Amends GS 115C-218.75, GS 115C-238-66, and GS 116-239.8 to require charter schools, regional schools, and lab schools to comply with new GS 115C-375.10.

Intro. by Murphy, Hardister, Dollar, Dobson.GS 115C, GS 116
H 358 (2017-2018) MODERNIZE RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICE ACT. Filed Mar 14 2017, AN ACT UPDATING THE RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICE ACT.

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

Deletes the proposed changes to subsection (1) in GS 90-652 concerning the Department of Public Safety's authority to provide a criminal record check to the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board for applicants for licensure, licensure renewal, and reciprocal licensure (the previous edition transferred the authority to the Department of Justice).

Intro. by Burr, Goodman, Boles.GS 90
H 395 (2017-2018) ADD MEMBER TO NC TRAINING STANDARDS COMMISS. Filed Mar 16 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION CAN APPOINT ONE FULL-TIME SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO SERVE ON THE NORTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION AND TRAINING STANDARDS COMMISSION.

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

Makes a conforming change to GS 17C-3 by increasing the total membership of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission to reflect the new member.

Intro. by Jordan, R. Turner.GS 17C
H 436 (2017-2018) LOCAL GOVERNMENT/REGULATORY FEES. Filed Mar 22 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR UNIFORM AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FEES FOR PUBLIC WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND TO CLARIFY THE APPLICABLE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.

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

Deletes all provisions of the 1st edition, including the long title, and replaces it with the following.

Provides that impact fees imposed by a city or county may not exceed those fees in effect on June 30, 2016, for a period of one year from the effective date of the act.

Directs the Legislative Research Commission to study impact fees imposed by cities and counties, and to report its findings and proposed legislation to the 2018 Regular Session of the 2017 General Assembly on its convening.

Intro. by Stevens.STUDY
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 amendment #1 makes the following changes.

Makes technical correction to the proposed new language in GS 160A-385(c).

Clarifies that it is the Third Edition of HB 252 (previously, did not specify which edition) of the 2017 Regular Session referenced in the act that, if it becomes law, will trigger the repeal of the proposed revisions to GS 153A-352 and GS 160A-412.

Intro. by Jordan, J. Bell, Conrad, W. Richardson.GS 143, GS 153A, GS 160A
H 528 (2017-2018) BUDGET TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS. (NEW) Filed Mar 29 2017, AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL, CLARIFYING, AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO THE CURRENT OPERATIONS APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2017.

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

Amends proposed GS 136-93.1A (Time frame for reviewing and making a decision on traffic impact analyses). Provides that an overturned rejection of a traffic impact analysis deems the analysis complete, if the basis for rejection was incompleteness, or approved, if rejected for any other reason. Directs DOT to develop and use criteria for determining whether to approve or reject a traffic impact analysis.

Intro. by Millis, Torbett.GS 136
H 569 (2017-2018) PRETAX SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFITS. Filed Apr 5 2017, AN ACT TO ALLOW PRODUCTS SELECTED BY THE EMPLOYEE INSURANCE COMMITTEES TO BE OFFERED ON A PRETAX BASIS.

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

Adds that the products selected by the Employee Insurance Committee that can be offered on a pretax basis pursuant to GS 58-31-60(c), as amended, are limited to products that qualify as a cafeteria plan under section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Intro. by Dollar, Malone, Destin Hall, Corbin.GS 58
H 576 (2017-2018) ALLOW AEROSOLIZATION OF LEACHATE. Filed Apr 5 2017, AN ACT TO (1) REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO APPROVE AEROSOLIZATION OF LEACHATE AND WASTEWATER FROM A LINED SANITARY LANDFILL FOR THE DISPOSAL OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILL, IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; (2) ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT TO APPROVE AEROSOLIZATION OF LEACHATE FROM UNLINED LANDFILLS; AND (3) PROVIDE THAT AEROSOLIZATION OF LEACHATE OR WASTEWATER THAT RESULTS IN A ZERO‑LIQUID DISCHARGE AND IS NOT A SIGNIFICANT AIR CONTAMINATION SOURCE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOURCE THAT REQUIRES CERTAIN PERMITS.

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

Changes the act's long title.

Modifies the proposed new provisions to GS 130A-294 (Solid waste management program) to direct the Department of Environmental Quality to approve aerosolization of leachate and wastewater as an acceptable method of disposal of leachate and wastewater collected from a sanitary landfill for the disposal of municipal solid waste, except those permitted for the disposal of coal combustion residuals (previously, did not specify for the disposal of municipal solid waste or exclude those permitted for the disposal of coal combustion residuals).

Intro. by Dixon.GS 130A
H 580 (2017-2018) REVISIONS TO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LAWS. Filed Apr 5 2017, AN ACT TO ALLOW FOR THE RELOCATION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF OFF-PREMISES OUTDOOR ADVERTISING.

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

Amends GS 136-128 by adding and defining the term sign location or site to mean a location or site of an outdoor advertising sign measure to the closest 1/100th of a mile, in conformance with the Department of Transportation methods of measurement for all State roads.

Amends proposed GS 136-131.3 by adding that any off-premises outdoor advertising sign that is legally existing but would not be conforming to customary use if it was relocated on the same sign location or site can be relocated on the same sign location or site so long as: (1) the structural members of the sign at the relocated site are of like material; (2) the size of the sign face or faces are not increased; and (3) the height of the sign at the relocated site does not exceed 80 feet measured from the adjoining road grade or base of the sign, whichever allows for greatest visibility, except that a sign may be 50 feet above the top of a sound wall or noise barrier constructed between the sign and the main-traveled way. Makes conforming changes.

Intro. by Lewis, Saine, Goodman, Hanes.GS 136, GS 153A, GS 160A
H 596 (2017-2018) STUDY/MPO VOTING POWER DISTRIBUTION. Filed Apr 5 2017, AN ACT TO STUDY THE DISTRIBUTION OF VOTING POWER AMONG THE VOTING MEMBERS OF METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS AND RURAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS.

House amendment makes the following change to the 1st edition.

Amends the long title.

Renames the Study Committee as the Study Committee on the Distribution of Voting Power in Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Rural Transportation Planning Organizations.

Makes conforming changes to the subjects of the Committee's study.

Intro. by Bradford, Millis.STUDY
H 613 (2017-2018) TRANSFER CERTAIN STATE PROPERTY. (NEW) Filed Apr 5 2017, AN ACT TO CONVEY CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY TO GRANVILLE COUNTY TO BE USED AS A CEMETERY AND TO CONVEY CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY TO BLADEN COUNTY TO BE USED AS A DRIVER TRAINING FACILITY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS.

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

Clarifies that the acreage the Department of Administration is to determine to be transferred pursuant to the act must be adjacent to the described parcel and map number as seen in the Office of the Tax Administrator in Granville County. 

Intro. by Yarborough.UNCODIFIED, Granville
H 634 (2017-2018) PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE TEACHER PREPARATION. Filed Apr 6 2017, AN ACT TO DIRECT THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO APPROVE CERTAIN QUALIFYING ALTERNATIVE LATERAL ENTRY EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAMS.

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

Renames GS 115C-269.12 as Lateral entry educator preparation programs (currently, Lateral entry teacher education preparation programs). Makes conforming changes to refer to lateral entry educator preparation programs throughout the statute, and changes the act's long title.

Amends proposed subsection (a1), which directs the State Board of Education (State Board) to approve at least one and no more than four alternative, private, for-profit, or nonprofit lateral entry educator preparation programs if the programs meets the standards set by the State Board. Deletes the provision prohibiting the standards from exceeding the standards applicable to institutions of higher education that offer other lateral entry programs. Makes organizational and technical changes to the requirements provided that must be included in the State Board's standards. 

Amends subsection (d) to establish that an individual must hold at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in order to participate in a lateral entry program of study (currently, specified participation in the community college or private, non-profit two-year college program of study for lateral entry teachers).

Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to present the participation applications from alternative, private, for‑profit, or nonprofit lateral entry educator preparation programs to the State Board by September 15, 2017 (previously, September 1, 2017). Requires the Board to approve at least one, but no more than four, programs by November 15, 2017 (previously, October 15, 2017), if those programs meet the statutory requirements and have at least five years of experience providing educator preparation services.

Intro. by Hardister, Blackwell, Elmore, Quick.GS 115C
H 657 (2017-2018) IMPROVE ADULT CARE HOME REGULATION. Filed Apr 6 2017, AN ACT MODIFYING THE LAWS PROHIBITING ISSUANCE OF ADULT CARE HOME LICENSES DUE TO PRIOR VIOLATIONS; EXEMPTING FROM CERTIFICATE OF NEED REVIEW NEW INSTITUTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES INVOLVING THE ACQUISITION OF AN UNLICENSED ADULT CARE HOME THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY LICENSED; ESTABLISHING A PROCESS FOR ADULT CARE HOMES TO REQUEST INFORMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION OF CERTAIN ADVERSE INSPECTION FINDINGS BY COUNTY DEPARTMENTS OF SOCIAL SERVICES PRIOR TO IMPOSITION OF A PENALTY OR ISSUANCE OF A STAR RATING CERTIFICATE BASED ON THE ADVERSE INSPECTION FINDINGS; AMENDING THE RULES PERTAINING TO MINIMUM TRAINING FOR PERSONAL CARE AIDES; ELIMINATING THE TWELVE- TO TWENTY-FOUR-MONTH PENALTY ON ADULT CARE HOME STAR RATINGS; AND DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA STAR-RATED CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR ADULT CARE HOMES.

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

Amends GS 131D-4.3 by correcting the name of the Nurses Aides Registry to the Nurse Aide Registry.

Intro. by Burr.STUDY, GS 131D, GS 131E
H 719 (2017-2018) IMPROVE SECURITY/UPPER LEVEL/PKING LOT 65. Filed Apr 10 2017, AN ACT TO ALLOCATE THE PARKING SPACES IN THE UPPER LEVEL OF STATE PARKING DECK 65 TO THE LEGISLATIVE SERVICES COMMISSION TO SUPPORT SECURITY MEASURES FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COMPLEX.

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

Changes the act's long title.

Deletes the proposed provision in GS 120-32.1 that authorized the Legislative Services Commission to charge a fee of up to $5 per month while the General Assembly is in regular session for parking spaces located in the upper level of State Parking Deck 65 in addition to any existing parking fee. Makes clarification that it is the parking spaces in the upper level of State Parking Deck 65 that are proposed to be considered as State Legislative buildings and grounds. 

Intro. by Arp, Dollar, Saine, Lewis.GS 120
H 770 (2017-2018) VARIOUS CLARIFYING CHANGES (NEW). Filed Apr 11 2017, AN ACT TO MAKE CLARIFYING CHANGES TO ENSURE ESSA COMPLIANCE; CLARIFY PROPERTY TAX COMMISSION SALARIES; CLARIFY ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS FOR THE HEALTHY FOOD SMALL RETAILER PROGRAM; CLARIFY SINGLE-STREAM FUNDING FOR LME/MCOS; CHANGE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL BOARD; PROHIBIT ATTORNEYS SERVING AS TRUSTEES FROM REPRESENTING NOTEHOLDERS OR BORROWERS WHILE INITIATING A FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING; MAKE CHANGES TO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; AND MAKE CHANGES TO THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE LOTTERY COMMISSION.

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

Changes the two directives in the act. Now directs the Environmental Management Commission (was, the Department of Environmental Quality) to adopt temporary rules implementing SL 2015-241, Section 14.16B (regarding risk levels, risk assessment, and corrective action for petroleum underground storage tanks) no later than October 1, 2017, to remain in effect until the effective date of the permanent rule adopted to replace the temporary rule. Further directs the Environmental Management Commission (was, the Department of Environmental Quality) to report on the status of rule making under this act and by SL 2015-241, Section 14.16B, to the Fiscal Research Division and the chairs of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources no later than December 31, 2017.

Intro. by K. Hall, McElraft, B. Turner, Harrison.UNCODIFIED
H 838 (2017-2018) SUPT. PUBLIC INSTRUCTION SUPPORT STAFF. Filed Apr 11 2017, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL TO SUPPORT THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.

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

No longer eliminates the Center Fellow and Personnel Analyst I positions. 

Decreases the amount that the Superintendent is allowed to use to appoint up to five additional positions, from $704,957, to $596,586.

Intro. by Blackwell, Horn, Johnson, Conrad.UNCODIFIED
H 861 (2017-2018) CERTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES. Filed Apr 20 2017, AN ACT TO ELIMINATE DUPLICATIVE AND UNNECESSARY ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

Deletes the content of GS 66-25(a) and (b) and instead provides the following. Requires all electrical materials, devices, appliances, and equipment to meet nationally recognized standards, as certified by a qualified testing laboratory. States that placing a sticker or other marking on electrical materials, devices, appliances, and equipment showing compliance with such a standard is sufficient to meet the statute's requirements and prohibits the Insurance Commissioner from requiring any other state certification process. Requires the Engineering Division of the Department of Insurance to keep filed copies of all approved national standards, where practical. Effective when the act becomes law.

Appropriates $3,500 from the General Fund to the Division of Purchase and Contract to provide notification to vendors and State agencies. Effective July 1, 2017.

Intro. by Johnson, Presnell, Dobson, Sauls.APPROP, GS 66
H 862 (2017-2018) SENIORS' FRAUD PROTECTION ACT. Filed Apr 20 2017, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A DATABASE THAT CAN BE USED TO INVESTIGATE POTENTIAL FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF SENIORS AND DISABLED ADULTS AND TO REQUIRE THAT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS REPORT POTENTIAL FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF OLDER ADULTS TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Effective July 1, 2017, enacts new GS 114-8.8, Older adult exploitation database, requiring the Attorney General to operate and maintain an internet-accessible database that collects reports made by financial institutions pursuant to GS 108A-115(a)(4). Requires the Attorney General to ensure that the database is accessible to various entities, agencies, and personnel. Provides that the contents of the database are not considered a public record, with procedures taken to protect the privacy of the contents. 

Effective January 1, 2018, amends GS 108A-115, concerning the duty to report suspected fraud, adding the Attorney General to the list of individuals/entities to which financial institutions, officers, or employees must report instances of financial exploitation. Makes clarifying changes regarding the medium for reports required under GS 108A-115(a).

Effective July 1, 2017, appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Justice $75,000 for 2017-18 to establish the database created pursuant to this act.

Intro. by Hanes, Lambeth, Howard, Insko.APPROP, GS 108A, GS 114
H 863 (2017-2018) REQUIRE DRIVER RETRAINING COURSE. Filed Apr 20 2017, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO ESTABLISH AND CONDUCT DRIVER RETRAINING COURSES FOR PERSONS WHO HAVE HAD THEIR DRIVERS LICENSE SUSPENDED PURSUANT TO CERTAIN LAWS.

Amends GS 20-16 (Authority of Division to suspend license). 

Makes clarifying and technical changes throughout. Makes the statute's language gender neutral.

Adds to the provision in subsection (c) that cancels any previously accumulated points in a person's driver's record upon the restoration of the license or driving privilege of the person whose license or driving privilege was suspended or revoked because of a traffic offense. Adds a new provision to provide for any previously accumulated points in a person's driver's record to be cancelled upon completion of the driver retraining course established in accordance with new subsection (d1) of the statute within the 90-day pre-suspension notice period required under subsection (d) of the statute, as amended.

Adds new subsection (d1) requiring the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to establish and conduct, itself or through a third-party vendor, driver retraining courses for persons who have had their license suspended or been placed on probation pursuant to subdivisions (5), (9), (10), or (10a) of subsection (a) of the statute.

Respectively, subdivisions (5), (9), (10), or (10a) of subsection (a) authorize the DMV to suspend a licensee without a preliminary hearing upon a showing by its records or other satisfactory evidence that the licensee: (1) has, under the provisions of subsection (c), within a three-year period, accumulated 12 or more points, or eight or more points in the three-year period immediately following the reinstatement of a license which has been suspended or revoked because of a conviction for one or more traffic offenses; (2) has, within a period of 12 months, been convicted of two or more charges of speeding in excess of 55 and not more than 80 miles per hour, one or more charges of reckless driving and one or more charges of speeding in excess of 55 and not more than 80 miles per hour, or one or more charges of aggressive driving and one or more charges of speeding in excess of 55 and not more than 80 miles per hour; (3) has been convicted of operating a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 75 miles per hour on a public road or highway where the maximum speed is less than 70 miles per hour; and (4) has been convicted of operating a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 80 miles per hour on a public highway where the maximum speed is 70 miles per hour.

Requires the DMV to maintain oversight of the driver retraining course established and conducted by the third-party vendor if the DMV chooses to utilize a third-party vendor. Directs the DMV to set a fee no more than $150 to be paid by each driver attending a driver retraining course. Requires the driver to attend the course in person. Requires the course to be at least eight hours. Details further requirements of the driver retraining course and content that must be included in the course.

Further amends subsection (c), concerning licenses suspended under the point system described in the subsection, to explicitly require a licensee to complete the driver retraining course established in new subsection (d1) for a license suspended pursuant to subdivisions (5), (9), (10), and (10a) of subsection (a). Requires the DMV to cancel the suspension and allow the licensee to retain his or her license if the licensee completes the driver retraining course within the 90-day pre-suspension notice period required under subsection (d) so long as the driver's license is not subject to suspension or revocation under another other provision of law. Directs the DMV to cancel the unexpired term of the suspension and restore the suspended license if the licensee completes the driver retraining course after the 90-day pre-suspension notice period required under subsection (d) so long as the driver's license is not subject to suspension or revocation under another other provision of law. Prohibits the DMV from substituting a period of probation for suspension or for any unexpired period of suspension before the licensee completes the driver retraining course established in accordance with subsection (d1) of the statute if the license was suspended pursuant to subdivisions (5), (9), (10), or (10a) of subsection (a).

Adds a new provision to subsection (d), concerning suspending licenses as authorized by the statute, to set forth a 90-day pre-suspension notice period for a license suspended pursuant to subdivisions (5), (9), (10), or (10a) of subsection (a). Again, expressly prohibits the DMV from substituting a period of probation for suspension or for any unexpired period of suspension before the licensee completes the driver retraining course established in accordance with subsection (d1) of the statute if the license was suspended pursuant to subdivisions (5), (9), (10), or (10a) of subsection (a).

Effective December 1, 2017, and applies to licenses suspended on or after that date.

Directs the DMV to report to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee on its progress in establishing the driver retraining courses by October 1, 2017. Requires the DMV to specifically state who the vendor is and provide other relevant details if the DMV uses a third-party vendor. 

Intro. by Shepard, Torbett, Rogers, Hastings.GS 20
H 864 (2017-2018) TAX RETURNS UNIFORMLY MADE PUBLIC ACT/FUNDS. Filed Apr 20 2017, AN ACT REQUIRING A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO FILE THE CANDIDATE'S FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN BEFORE THE CANDIDATE'S NAME APPEARS ON THE GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Amends GS 163-209, pertaining to the names of presidential electors printed on ballots, by enacting new subsection (a1) establishing that the name of a candidate for President or Vice President can appear on the general election ballot only if the candidate has filed with the State Board of Elections (Board), no later than 50 days before the date of the general election, (1) a copy of the candidate's federal income tax returns for the 10 years preceding the year of the general election and (2) written consent, in form prescribed by the Board, for the public disclosure of the candidate's federal income tax returns required by new subsection (a1). Directs the Board to make the federal income tax returns submitted under new subsection (a1) publicly available on the State Board of Elections website within seven days after filing. Requires the Board, in consultation with the Secretary of the Department of Revenue or the Secretary's designee, to redact any personal information or other information the Secretary or the designee determines must be kept confidential by law. Expressly prohibits a candidate's name from being printed on the official general election ballot if the candidate for President or Vice President fails to timely file the federal income tax returns and written consent with the Board as required under new subsection (a1). Makes conforming changes to GS 163-209(a) and GS 163-165.5(a)(3). Applies to elections held on or after the date the act becomes law.

Appropriates $100,000 for 2017-18 and $100,000 for 2018-19 from the General Fund to the State Board of Elections to develop and maintain the information required under the act. Effective July 1, 2017.

Intro. by Harrison, Fisher, Meyer.APPROP, GS 163
H 865 (2017-2018) COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ACT. Filed Apr 20 2017, AN ACT TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE NORTH CAROLINA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR BOARD MEMBERS OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.

Amends GS 93A-16 (Real Estate Education and Recovery Fund created; payment to fund; management). Changes subsection (a), establishing that the Real Estate Education and Recovery Fund must be used as provided in Article 2 for the payment of unsatisfied judgments where the aggrieved person or community association (currently, only provides for an aggrieved person) has suffered a direct monetary loss by reason of certain acts committed by any real estate broker. Specifies that any real estate broker includes a broker acting as a community association property manager.  

Enacts new Article 7 (Community Association Property Management) in GS Chapter 93A. Gives the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (Commission) the power to administer the Article and adopt rules. Exempts from the provisions of the Article, when not acting as an agent of a community association manager or community association management company, (1) a licensed attorney; (2) a certified public accountant; and (3) an insurance agent, adjuster, broker, limited representative, or other business entity licensed under Article 33 of GS Chapter 58.

Makes it unlawful to act as a community association property manager, directly or indirectly engage in the business of community association property management, hold self out to be a community association property manager, or use the title Licensed Community Association Property Manager on or after October 1, 2017, without being licensed by the Commission. Prohibits issuing a license to a partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, or other business entity. Prohibits a licensee from exercising control over the reserves or investment accounts of a community association or an operating account of a community association unless specified conditions are met. Also prohibits a licensee from giving legal or financial advice. Requires community association property managers to be covered by a fidelity bond or an insurance policy of at least $20,000. Sets out further bonding requirements. Requires contracts to provide community association property management services be in writing and provide that the contract (1) expires in one year but allows for continuation on a month-to-month basis, (2) contains an escape clause, and (3) contains a notice of cancellation with proper notice before the contract expires and before contract renewal. Requires community associations to register with the Commission annually and sets out information that must be provided. Requires a $100 registration fee. Requires that the community association make any corrections or modifications to the original information provided in the registration to the Commission within 15 days from the date of the need for the change. Requires a board member to complete at least four hours of education on the laws related to community associations, as specified, within 60 days after election to a community association's executive board. Specifies that the education is to be provided by the Commission, and permits the Commission to provide an online education course to meet the requirements. Requires the community association to pay the $75 fee for the course for each individual board member taking the course. 

Amends GS 47F-3-103 (concerning executive board members of a planned community) and GS 47C-3-103 (concerning executive board members of a condominium) to require a member elected to the executive board of a planned community or condominium who fails to comply with the educational requirement provided in new GS 93A-104 (described above) to submit a written notice of resignation to the board. Establishes that failure of a member to resign is a breach of the duty of good faith to the association and subjects the member to discipline pursuant to GS 47F-3-107.1 or GS 47C-3-107.1, and subsection (b) of GS 47F-3-103 or GS 47C-3-103, as applicable.

Effective October 1, 2017.

Intro. by Jordan, Blust, R. Moore.GS 47C, GS 47F, GS 93A
H 866 (2017-2018) PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING BOND ACT OF 2017. Filed Apr 20 2017, AN ACT TO ENACT THE PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING BOND ACT OF 2017.

Identical to S 542, filed 3/30/17.

Section 1 of the act is the "Public School Building Bond Act of 2017."

Defines several terms.

Provides for an election to be held in November of 2018 on the question of the issuance of the bonds authorized by this section. Provides for the text of the question on the ballot.

Authorizes the State Treasurer, upon an affirmative majority vote on the referendum as described, to issue and sell general obligation bonds of the State, or notes of the State, in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $1.9 billion, for the purpose of providing funds, with any other available funds, for the purposes described in this Act. Provides that the proceeds of the bonds and notes, including premium thereon, if any, are to be used to make grants to counties for paying the cost of public school capital outlay projects. Provides an itemized list of grant amounts to each public school system. Provides for the disposal of funds received by other means for this purpose, without regard to the restrictions imposed by this act. Provides for the proportional allocation of funds for local school administrative units located in more than one county, and for local school administrative units that consolidate into one unit. Provides for matching funds from the counties for specified portions of the allocated grants, at a specified rate. Requires counties to document and report their matching funds as required. Provides for the reallocation of certain portions of the grants from counties that do not meet the match requirements by January 1, 2024, to those that do meet the match requirements.

Directs the State Treasurer to put proceeds from the bonds and notes, including premium, into a special fund designated the "Public School Building Bonds Fund" (Fund). Provides that money in the Fund may be invested by the State Treasurer, and that investment earnings may be credited to the Fund or used to satisfy compliance with applicable requirements of federal tax law. Provides for the disbursement of the funds under the supervision of the Director of the Budget, the State Treasurer, and the State Controller, in compliance with the State Budget Act. Authorizes and directs the State Treasurer to set up a system to track the proceeds of the bonds and notes to properly account for the use of the proceeds. Requires recipients of the proceeds to comply with the tracking system. Authorizes the State Treasurer to withhold proceeds from recipients who fail to comply with the tracking system.

Provides for the issuance and form of the bonds and notes. Directs the State Treasurer to determine the manner in which the bonds or notes shall be offered for sale, and authorizes the Treasurer to sell the bonds. Directs the State Treasurer to pay the cost of preparing, selling, and issuing the bonds or notes.

Authorizes the State Treasurer to borrow money and execute and issue notes of the State under specified conditions relating to the sale of the bonds. Authorizes the State Treasurer, by and with the consent of the Council of State, to issue and sell refunding bonds to refund bonds or notes pursuant to this section.

Exempts the bonds and notes from all State, county, and municipal tax assessments. Interest on the bonds and notes is not taxable as income.

Authorizes all public officers, agencies, and public bodies of the state, all insurance companies, trust companies, investment companies, banks, savings banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, pension or retirement funds, other financial institutions, executors, administrators, trustees, and other fiduciaries to properly and legally invest funds in the bonds and notes.

Pledges the faith and credit and taxing power of the State for the payment of the principal and interest on the bonds and notes.

Authorizes the State Treasurer to provide that the bonds or notes may be made payable on demand or tender for purchase by the owner, subject to a credit facility agreement; be additionally supported by a credit facility agreement; be made subject to redemption or a mandatory tender for purchase prior to maturity; bear interest at variable rates; and be made the subject of a remarketing agreement whereby an attempt is made to remarket the bonds or notes to new purchasers prior to their presentment for payment to the provider of the credit facility agreement to the State. Provides that if the aggretage principal amount repayable by the State under a credit facility agreement is in excess of the aggregate principal amount of bonds or notes secured by the credit facility agreement, then the amount of authorized but unissued bonds or notes shall not be less than the amount of the excess, unless the payment of the excess is otherwise provided for by agreement of the State.

Provides clarification for the interpretation of the section, including clauses on additional methods of carrying out the section, statutory references, statutory construction, inconsistent provisions, and severability.

Authorizes the State Treasurer to authorize, execute, obtain, or otherwise provide for other related interests and matters the State Treasurer determines to be desirable in connection with the issuance of bonds and notes.

Directs the State Board of Education to administer, supervise, and ensure that use of the proceeds comport with the purposes provided in this act. Directs each school administrative unit to submit to the State Board of Education its plans for the expenditure of proceeds under this act. Directs the State Board of Education to verify that the planned expenditures are within the allowed purposes, and if so, to make the proceeds to which the plans apply available to the school administrative unit. Directs local school administrative units to report by January 1, 2019, and quarterly thereafter, to the Department of Public Instruction on the projects funded from the proceeds of the bonds and notes. Directs the Department of Public Instruction to submit the reports to the Joint Legislative Capital Oversight Committee on Appropriations/Base Budget. Provides requirements for the reports.

Provides for the custody and disbursement of funds to address unforeseen contingencies for a specific project, or to address inflation costs for a specific project.

Provides for funds retained by the Office of State Budget and Management at the time a project is completed to be retained by the Office of State Budget and Management, and to be reported within 90 days of a project's completion.

Provides that any funds from the Public School Building Bond expended for school technology shall be reported to the Department of Public Instruction and credited against the judgment in NC Sch. Bds. Ass'n. v. Moore.

Intro. by Johnson, Horn, Corbin, Carney.UNCODIFIED
H 867 (2017-2018) COASTAL FISHERIES CONSERVATION/ECON. DEV. Filed Apr 20 2017, AN ACT TO ENSURE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA THROUGH THE RESTORATION AND LONG-TERM CONSERVATION OF NORTH CAROLINA'S PUBLIC, COASTAL FISHERIES RESOURCES.

Amends GS 143B-279.2 (Department of Environmental Quality--duties). Requires the Department to provide for the conservation of the state's natural resources, in addition to currently listed duties.

Recodifies GS 113-181(a) as GS 113-181(a1). Amends GS 113-181. Amends the caption to read "Declaration of policy; duties and powers of Department). Declares state marine and estuarine resources to be a public trust resource belonging to all state citizens, and that conservation of these resources is in the interest of the public welfare. Directs coastal fishery resources to be conserved, protected, and enhanced for the benefit, use, and enjoyment of state citizens and visitors. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to implement this policy.

Amends GS 143B-289.51 (Marine Fisheries Commission--creation; purposes). Applies the legislative policy described above to the Marine Fisheries Commission in carrying out statutory functions, purposes, powers, and duties. Lists seven additional policies and standards for the Marine Fisheries Commission to apply to its actions, including that the paramount concern of conservation and management measures is the continuing health and abundance of the marine and estuarine resources of North Carolina. Amends the function of the Marine Fisheries Commission to include managing, regulating, developing, and cultivating marine and estuarine resources in a manner to conserve, protect, restore, and enhance those resources for the benefit of State citizens, in addition to current listed functions.

Recodifies GS 143B-289.52(a) as GS 143B-289.52(a1). Amends GS 143B-289.52 to require the Marine Fisheries Commission to implement the legislative policies in GS 143B-289.51, as amended, in taking action under this statute. Expands on the Commission's powers, by adding the enactment of rules applicable to commercial or recreational fisheries that eliminate by catch mortality of non-targeted species.

Recodifies GS 113-129(1f) as GS 113-129(1g). Amends GS 113-129 to define bycatch and conservation, to amend the definition of overfishing, and to delete the definition of sustainable harvest.

Amends GS 113-224(b) to authorize (was, prohibit) the Fisheries Director to enter into an agreement with the National Marine Fisheries Service allowing Division of Marine Fisheries inspectors to accept delegation of law enforcement powers over matters within the jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Amends GS 113-182.1 (Fishery management plans). Provides that stocks of fish, when possible and practicable, shall be managed as a biological unit. Requires fishery management plans to contain biological and ecological data necessary for the conservation of the fishery, in addition to other currently listed information, and to recommend management measures that would provide the greatest overall benefit to the state, particularly with respect to conservation of marine and estuarine resources and ecosystems, and protecting them from overexploitation. Lists nine required plan management measures. Deletes the provision authorizing the Fisheries Director to determine that the biology of fish, environmental conditions, or lack of data, making the time period to end overfishing inapplicable. Directs the Commission to utilize supplemental authority in places where management measures under a plan have been insufficient to end overfishing within two years, and to concurrently begin adopting permanent rules necessary to end overfishing. Directs the Fisheries Director to close the fishery to further harvest until supplemental rules are in effect. Supplemental authority and closing of fisheries also applies whenever the Commission determines that overfishing is occurring in a fishery at any time following the initial two-year overfishing assessment period. Requires the plan to specify a time period to achieve conservation in a fishery (was, a sustainable harvest), and if not achievable within 10 years, directs the Commission to recommend actions and legislation necessary to restore the fishery. Deletes the provision regarding 50% probability of achieving sustainable harvest for fisheries. Requires the plan to recommend appropriate management actions pertaining to the fishery. Establishes an up-to-20-member Marine Fisheries Resources Advisory Council to assist with the development of fishery management plans, and provides for membership on and duties of the Council. Deletes the provisions regarding comments by regional advisory committees, and directs the Department of Environmental Quality to inform the Commission of any comment or recommendation regarding plan management measures submitted by a regional advisory committee. Authorizes the Commission to develop temporary management measures to supplement an existing Fishery Management Plan, as necessary to the long-term viability of a species or fishery, either on its own or at the direction of the Secretary. Directs the Commission to consult with regional advisory committees regarding the development of any temporary management measures. Authorizes the Commission to include in the Plan a recommendation that the General Assembly appropriate program funding to reduce economic burdens to commercial license holders due to changes in fishery participation prohibitions.

Makes a conforming change to GS 150B-21.1, allowing the Commission to adopt temporary rules for the specified reasons.

Appropriates $750,000 in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Division of Marine Fisheries for four listed purposes, including a study by the Division of the impact to holders of commercial fishing licenses due to changes resulting from this act.

Intro. by Yarborough, J. Bell, Davis, Adams.APPROP, GS 113, GS 143B, GS 150B
H 868 (2017-2018) INNOVATION EARLY COLLEGE HS/CIHS FUNDS. Filed Apr 20 2017, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE PLANNING AND SUPPORT OF THE INNOVATION EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE SCHOOL UPON ITS APPROVAL BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AS A COOPERATIVE INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOL.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction $100,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2017‑18 to be allocated to Pitt County Schools for the planning and support of the Innovation Early College High School to be established in partnership with East Carolina University. Allows the funds to be used for school construction or renovation of school property.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction $316,646 in recurring funds for 2018‑19 to be allocated to Pitt County Schools for the Innovation Early College High School as a cooperative innovative high school, subject to the approval of the State Board of Education to begin operation in the 2018‑19 school year. Requires that the funds be appropriated for each fiscal year in which the cooperative innovative high school is in operation.

Effective July 1, 2017.

Intro. by S. Martin, Murphy.APPROP, Pitt

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S 107 (2017-2018) STREAMLINE DAM REMOVAL. Filed Feb 16 2017, AN ACT TO REMOVE SAFETY HAZARDS AND RESTORE NORTH CAROLINA'S NATURAL RIVERINE RESOURCES BY FACILITATING THE REMOVAL OF OBSOLETE AND UNWANTED DAMS.

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

Amends the proposed definition of professionally supervised dam removal in GS 143-215.25 to define the term as the removal of a low- or intermediate-hazard dam that is not operated primarily for flood control or hydroelectric power generation purposes and is designed and supervised by a qualified engineer.

Amends the proposed new subsection (c) in GS 143-215.27, providing that a professionally supervised dam removal that complies with the specified requirements is not subject to the procedures set forth in subsection (a) of the statute. Modifies and adds to the specified requirements to include: (1) a qualified engineer must certify that the dam is a low- or intermediate-hazard dam; (2) the person proposing to remove the dam must notify the director of the Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) of the proposed removal at least 60 days prior to removal (was, 30 days prior), and the notice must include the qualified engineer's name, NC license number, and notarized certification from the owner of the dam that the dam is a low- or intermediate-hazard dam not currently operated for the purposes of flood control or hydroelectric power generation; and (3) the person who proposes to remove the dam must notify the NC Floodplain Mapping Program of the Department of Public Safety, the NC Department of Transportation, adjacent property owners of the dam and reservoir, and all impacted local governments of the proposed removal at least 60 days prior to the removal (previously, did not include a time limitation for this notice, and did require notice be given to NC DOT or adjacent property owners), and the notice must also include a qualified engineer's determination that the removal will not increase impacts to downstream bridges or road crossings. Makes clarifying changes. 

Combines and modifies the proposed provisions in GS 143-215.28A to set the fee for notification of a professionally supervised dam removal under GS 143-215.27(c)(1) to be $500, to be paid to DEQ (was, not to exceed the lesser of 0.5% of the actual cost of removal or $500).

Eliminates the provisions recodifying and amending GS 143-215.32(a) and GS 143-215.32(a1) (pertaining to an owner's duty to inspect dams).

Makes clarifying change to the act's provisions directing the Environmental Management Commission to implement the Sediment Criteria Rule, measuring the height of a dam for purposes of dam size classification from the lowest point on the crest of the dam to the lowest point on the downstream toe, for implementing professionally supervised dam removals. 

Deletes the proposed new subdivision in GS 143B-135.234(c), which allowed funds to be appropriated from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund for the purposes of removing obsolete and unwanted dams where removal would enhance or restore ecological functions or improve water quality. 

Modifies the study of the dam removal process in the state to be conducted by DEQ to require the Department of Public Safety to jointly conduct the study with DEQ. Postpones the date the joint report must be submitted to the Environmental Commission to March 1, 2020 (was, March 1, 2018).

Intro. by Wells, Gunn, B. Jackson.STUDY, GS 143
S 350 (2017-2018) LME/MCO CLAIMS REPORTING/MENTAL HEALTH AMDTS (NEW). Filed Mar 22 2017, AN ACT MODIFYING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO LOCAL MANAGEMENT ENTITIES/MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Amends GS 90-95(h) to increase the maximum prison term for violations of trafficking in pharmaceuticals that involve 400 or more (but less than 600) pills, tablets, or capsules, from 90 months to 93 months.

Intro. by Britt, Tucker, J. Jackson.GS 90
S 383 (2017-2018) BEHAV. HEALTH CRISIS EMS TRANSPORTS/MEDICAID. Filed Mar 23 2017, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR AMBULANCE TRANSPORTS OF MEDICAID RECIPIENTS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICS OR ALTERNATIVE APPROPRIATE CARE LOCATIONS.

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

Makes technical, clarifying, and organizational changes. 

Modifies the act's first directive to require the Department of Health and Human Service (Department) to design a plan for adding Medicaid coverage for ambulance transports of Medicaid recipients in behavioral health crisis to behavioral health clinics or other alternative appropriate care locations, consistent with the Department's March 1, 2015, legislative report previously specified. Clarifies and adds to the required content of the plan, specifying that Medicaid reimbursement must be contingent upon an emergency medical services (EMS) system's ability to demonstrate its appropriate education and partnership requirements, and requiring the report on patient experiences and outcomes provided for in an EMS System Plan be in accordance with rules adopted by the Department's Division of Health Regulation, Office of Emergency Medical Services. 

Amends the content of the report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice to require the Department's Division of Medical Assistance (Division) to report on the plan for adding Medicaid coverage for ambulance transports of Medicaid recipients in behavioral health crises to behavioral health clinics or other alternative appropriate care locations. Modifies and adds to the required components of the report to now include: (1) the proposed reimbursement methodology to be utilized; (2) an analysis of the financial impact of adding the coverage, including any anticipated costs to the Medicaid program; (3) whether the Department intends to add this coverage pursuant to its authority under GS 108A‑54(e) or whether additional appropriations are required; and (4) if the Department intends to add this coverage pursuant to its authority under GS 108A‑54(e), a time line for submission of any State Plan amendments or any waivers necessary for implementation, and the expected implementation date.

Deletes the act's provisions directing the Division to submit any State Plan amendments or waivers necessary to establish the Medicaid reimbursements described above to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and providing that new Medicaid reimbursement is not to be implemented until CMS approves any submitted State Plan amendments or waivers.

Also deletes the statement of intent of the General Assembly to appropriate any necessary funds.

Intro. by Krawiec, Pate, Hise.UNCODIFIED
S 384 (2017-2018) CRIMINAL LAW CHANGES. (NEW) Filed Mar 23 2017, AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE USE OF MOTIONS FOR APPROPRIATE RELIEF; TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF "FELONY OFFENSE" FOR PURPOSES OF THE HABITUAL FELON LAW AND TO REMOVE THE SUNSET ON DRIVERS LICENSE ELIGIBILITY FOR PERSONS CONVICTED OF HABITUAL IMPAIRED DRIVING; TO INCLUDE BREAKING AND ENTERING WITH THE INTENT TO TERRORIZE AS A HABITUAL BREAKING AND ENTERING STATUS OFFENSE; TO CLARIFY THAT WHEN A PERSON IS CHARGED WITH AN OFFENSE WHICH REQUIRES MANDATORY FINGERPRINTING, FINGERPRINTING WILL BE ORDERED BY THE COURT IF THE OFFENDER WAS NOT ARRESTED AND FINGERPRINTED AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PRIVATE CITIZEN'S SHOWING OF PROBABLE CAUSE TO THE MAGISTRATE SHALL INCLUDE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION SUPPORTED BY OATH OR AFFIRMATION THAT A CRIME HAS OCCURRED AND SHALL ISSUE AS A SUMMONS UNLESS A SUBSTANTIAL LIKELIHOOD EXISTS THAT THE DEFENDANT WILL NOT RESPOND TO A SUMMONS; AND TO AMEND THE SHERIFF'S SUPPLEMENTAL PENSION FUND.

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

Deletes proposed GS 58-56A-2 (Pharmacy of choice). Makes conforming technical changes.

Amends proposed GS 58-56A-3 (Consumer protection). Establishes that a pharmacy or pharmacist has the right to provide an insured information regarding the amount of the insured's cost share for a prescription drug (previously, prohibited a pharmacy benefits manager from prohibiting a pharmacist or pharmacy from providing an insured information regarding the amount of the insured's cost share for a prescription drug and the clinical efficacy of a lower-priced alternative drug if one is available). Modifies and adds to subsection (b) to prohibit a pharmacy benefits manager from prohibiting, through contract, a pharmacy from offering and providing direct and limited delivery services to an insured as an ancillary service of the pharmacy, as delineated in the contract between the pharmacy benefits manager and the pharmacy. Provides in subsection (c) that a pharmacy benefits manager cannot charge or attempt to collect from an insured a co-payment that exceeds the total submitted charges by the network pharmacy (previously specified for which the pharmacy is paid). Deletes subsection (d), making a violation an unfair and deceptive trade practice and actionable under GS Chapter 75. 

Amends proposed GS 58-56A-4 (Pharmacy and pharmacist protections) to now provide that a pharmacy benefits manager can only charge a fee or otherwise hold a pharmacy responsible for a fee relating to the adjudication of a claim if the fee is reported on the remittance advice of the adjudicated claim or is set out in contract between the pharmacy benefits manager and the pharmacy. Adds that the statute does not apply with respect to claims under an employee benefit plan under the Employment Retirement Security Act of 1974 or Medicare Part D. Deletes proposed subsections (b) (prohibiting a pharmacy benefits manager from recouping funds from a pharmacy in connection with claims for which the pharmacy has already been paid without first complying with GS Chapter 58, Article 4C, and from retaliating against a pharmacist or pharmacy for exercising rights under GS Chapter 58), (c) (providing that the statute does not apply to licensed group health maintenance organizations with an exclusive medical group contract that operate their own pharmacies), and (d) (making a violation an unfair and deceptive trade practice and actionable under GS Chapter 75, and stating that the statute does not foreclose other available remedies). 

Intro. by Britt, Rabon, Meredith.GS 58
S 413 (2017-2018) CLARIFY MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER LAWS. Filed Mar 28 2017, AN ACT TO CLARIFY MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS AND MANUFACTURERS LICENSING LAWS.

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

Deletes proposed amendments to GS 20-305, GS 20-305.1, GS 20-305.5, GS 20-305.2, and GS 20-305.7(b). Deletes the severability clause. Makes conforming changes.

Intro. by B. Jackson.GS 20
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.

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

Amends GS 32C-1-114 to add to the actions required when an agent exercises any of the powers granted in the power of attorney, to also require the agent to account to the principal or a person designated by the principal in the power of attorney.

Amends proposed GS 32C-1-117 (Agent's liability). Makes an agent who commits a breach of fiduciary duty under a power of attorney liable for both the amount required to restore the value of the property subject to the power of attorney and distributions from that property to what they would have been had the breach not occurred, and the profit the agent made by reason of the breach (was, liable for either restoration or profits, whichever is greater).

Amends proposed GS 32C-1-121 (Principles of law and equity). Clarifies that common law, including common law of agency and principles of equity, supplement GS Chapter 32C, except when modified by the Chapter or another provision of the General Statutes.

Amends proposed GS 32C-2-218 (Gifts authorized by court order) and GS 32C-2-219 (Certain acts authorized by the court). Provides that the agent may petition the court for authorization as described under those statutes, to the extent that the gift or act is reasonable under the circumstances (currently, does not require reasonableness).

Makes a technical change.

Intro. by Daniel, Newton.GS 30, GS 32C, GS 47, GS 50, GS 90, GS 122C

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-04-20

The Daily Bulletin: 2017-04-20

LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 5 (2017-2018) MECKLENBURG/POLICE COUNTYWIDE JURISDICTION. Filed Jan 25 2017, AN ACT GRANTING MECKLENBURG COUNTY, WHO WAS PREVIOUSLY GRANTED AUTHORITY TO EXTEND COUNTYWIDE JURISDICTION TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE, AUTHORITY TO EXTEND LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY TO AN INDIVIDUAL TOWN WITHIN THE COUNTY FOR THE AREA WITHIN THAT INDIVIDUAL TOWN'S EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.

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

Amends proposed changes to Section 1 of SL 1969-1170 to clarify that the powers that may be extended in an agreement between Mecklenburg County and any municipality in the county include jurisdiction (instead of extraterritorial jurisdiction). Adds that nothing in Section 1 authorizes police officers in Mecklenburg County to exercise any power or right outside of their original jurisdiction that they cannot exercise within their original jurisdiction.

Intro. by Tarte, Bishop, J. Jackson.Mecklenburg
S 5 (2017-2018) MECKLENBURG/POLICE COUNTYWIDE JURISDICTION. Filed Jan 25 2017, AN ACT GRANTING MECKLENBURG COUNTY, WHO WAS PREVIOUSLY GRANTED AUTHORITY TO EXTEND COUNTYWIDE JURISDICTION TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE, AUTHORITY TO EXTEND LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY TO AN INDIVIDUAL TOWN WITHIN THE COUNTY FOR THE AREA WITHIN THAT INDIVIDUAL TOWN'S EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.

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

Deletes proposed amendments to, and current text of, SL 1969-1170, Section 1. Subject to the approval of the Board of Commissioners, authorizes Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte to enter into an agreement to extend the powers and rights of Charlotte police officers within the City of Charlotte and throughout Mecklenburg County. Subject to the approval of the Board of Commissioners, authorizes Mecklenburg County and any municipality in Mecklenburg County to enter into an agreement to extend the powers and rights of that municipality's police officers within that municipality and throughout that municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction. Under these agreements, these officers would have the same privileges, immunities, and workers' compensation coverage throughout their expanded territory as within Charlotte or their municipality, respectively. Requires the agreements to be made prior to the exercise of powers or authority of an officer, and to set forth the guidelines and procedures to implement this act. Does not restrict or prohibit the Sheriff of Mecklenburg County from exercising the powers and authority of that office.

Intro. by Tarte, Bishop, J. Jackson.Mecklenburg
S 185 (2017-2018) ABOLISH COLUMBUS/CLEVELAND COUNTY CORONER (NEW). Filed Mar 6 2017, AN ACT ABOLISHING THE OFFICE OF CORONER IN COLUMBUS AND CLEVELAND COUNTIES.

Senate amendment makes the following change to the 1st edition.

Further abolishes the office of coroner in Cleveland County, and exempts Cleveland County from GS Chapter 152 (Coroners). Effective on the earlier of a vacancy in the office of coroner in Cleveland County or the expiration of the current elected term of office.

Intro. by Britt.Cleveland, Columbus
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: 2017-04-20

PUBLIC BILLS

H 5: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TECHNICAL CHANGES.

    Pres. To Gov. 4/20/2017

H 10: DHHS EATING DISORDER STUDY (NEW).

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 29: RECORD OF EXCUSALS FROM JURY DUTY.

    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 56: AMEND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS.

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

H 68: BRIGHT FUTURES ACT.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

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

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Serial Referral To Appropriations Stricken
    House: Serial Referral To Pensions and Retirement Stricken
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

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

    House: Amend Failed A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 160: FORFEITURE OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS/JUDGES.

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

H 190: LOCAL FIREFIGHTER RELIEF FUND ELIGIBILITY.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 224: WARRANT CHECK OF INMATES IN CUSTODY.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 244: PUBLIC PARTICIPATION/COMPOSTING FACILITIES.

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

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

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

H 275: NO STORMWATER FEES ON TAXIWAYS OR RUNWAYS.

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

H 285: SUICIDE PREVENTION/AWARENESS SCHOOL PERSONNEL.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

H 299: STATE HEALTH PLAN ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES.-AB

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

H 306: E-VERIFY REQUIRED - ALL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS.

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

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

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 311: STATE AUDITOR/VARIOUS AMENDMENTS.-AB

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 319: STUDY SOLAR FACILITY DECOMMISSIONING RQMTS.

    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 325: AMEND ARSON LAW/PROSECUTOR FUNDS.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 343: ENFORCEMENT OF DVPO ON APPEAL.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 351: UTILITIES/RATE BASE/FAIR VALUE DETERMINATION.

    House: Serial Referral To State and Local Government II Stricken

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

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

H 358: MODERNIZE RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICE ACT.

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

H 369: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS AND PROBATIONS.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

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

    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 376: SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT GUARANTEE CHANGES.

    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 395: ADD MEMBER TO NC TRAINING STANDARDS COMMISS.

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

H 402: LIMIT ENV. LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN RECYCLERS.

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

H 406: REPEAL ORANGE COUNTY IMPACT FEES.

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

H 414: SWAIN COUNTY/OFFICIAL FLY FISHING MUSEUM (NEW).

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 436: LOCAL GOVERNMENT/REGULATORY FEES.

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

H 438: CONCEALED HANDGUN STANDARDIZATION ACT.

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

H 440: FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK/INSURER RECEIVERSHIP.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 464: REVISE SCHEDULE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 480: ABC PERMITS/TAX COMPLIANCE & REPORTS.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

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

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

    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

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

    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

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

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 507: LAND-USE REGULATORY CHANGES.

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

H 528: BUDGET TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

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

    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 547: CUMBERLAND 12C SUPERIOR COURT DISTRICTS.

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

H 549: UNC BENCHMARK/REPORTING DATES.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 550: ESTABLISH NEW NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT.

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

H 556: STUDY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (NEW).

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

H 569: PRETAX SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFITS.

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

H 576: ALLOW AEROSOLIZATION OF LEACHATE.

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

H 579: REVISIONS TO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LAWS.

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

H 580: REVISIONS TO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LAWS.

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

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

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 588: OMNIBUS GUN CHANGES.

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

H 591: STUDY/LEO INTERACTION WITH DISABLED DRIVERS.

    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 596: STUDY/MPO VOTING POWER DISTRIBUTION.

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

H 602: CITIES/REQUIRE PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES.

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

H 611: EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT EXCEPTION (NEW).

    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
    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
    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 613: TRANSFER CERTAIN STATE PROPERTY. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd 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 617: CLARIFY SALE OF ANTIQUE & SPECIALTY VEHICLES.

    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 619: CLARIFY MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER LAWS.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 623: TRANSFER CERTAIN EXCESS LANDS/HAYWOOD BOED.

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

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

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

H 630: RYLAN'S LAW/FAMILY/CHILD PROTECT. & ACC. ACT. (NEW)

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

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

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 632: AMEND MITIGATION SERVICES LAW.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Serial Referral To Transportation Stricken
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 634: PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE TEACHER PREPARATION.

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

H 643: CIVICS AND ECONOMICS EDUC. STUDY COMMITTEE.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 646: AMEND PED STATUTES (NEW).

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 650: STATE BOARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT CLAIM.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

H 657: IMPROVE ADULT CARE HOME REGULATION.

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

H 666: REVISE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT REQ'TS.

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

H 668: CLARIFY POLITICAL SIGN ORDINANCE AUTHORITY.

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

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 684: SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY FEE.

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

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

    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    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 690: SUDEP AWARENESS WEEK.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 702: SENIORS CC TUITION WAIVER.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 707: LIEN AGENT/NOTICE OF CANCELLATION.

    House: Serial Referral To Finance Stricken
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

H 708: REQUIRE CRIMINAL BGC/PHARMACIST LICENSURE.

    House: Serial Referral To Finance Stricken

H 719: IMPROVE SECURITY/UPPER LEVEL/PKING LOT 65.

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

H 725: MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FUNDING/STUDY.

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

H 740: SAR RENAME/DISPUTED COUNTY BOUNDARIES/MAPPING.

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

H 741: DHHS STUDY/MATERNAL AND NEONATAL CARE.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 744: TRESPASS/EASTERN BAND OF CHEROKEE INDIANS LANDS (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On State Personnel
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On State Personnel

H 746: NC CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY ACT.

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

H 770: VARIOUS CLARIFYING CHANGES (NEW).

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

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

    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 814: PLANNED COMMUNITY ACT CHANGES.

    House: Serial Referral To Finance Stricken

H 819: PROTECT NC RIGHT TO WORK CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 820: PROTECT RIGHT TO WORK/CONFORMING CHANGES.

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

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

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

H 838: SUPT. PUBLIC INSTRUCTION SUPPORT STAFF.

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

H 858: MEDICAID EXPANSION/HEALTHCARE JOBS INITIATIVE.

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

H 859: STORM DEBRIS REMOVAL FUNDS.

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

H 860: PERMANENCY INNOVATION INITIATIVE FUNDS.

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

H 861: CERTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES.

    House: Filed

H 862: SENIORS' FRAUD PROTECTION ACT.

    House: Filed

H 863: REQUIRE DRIVER RETRAINING COURSE.

    House: Filed

H 864: TAX RETURNS UNIFORMLY MADE PUBLIC ACT/FUNDS.

    House: Filed

H 865: COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ACT.

    House: Filed

H 866: PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING BOND ACT OF 2017.

    House: Filed

H 867: COASTAL FISHERIES CONSERVATION/ECON. DEV.

    House: Filed

H 868: INNOVATION EARLY COLLEGE HS/CIHS FUNDS.

    House: Filed

S 3: DOT/DMV CHANGES.

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

S 107: STREAMLINE DAM REMOVAL.

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

S 160: HANDICAP PARKING PRIVILEGE CERTIFICATION.

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

S 162: HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE (NEW).

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

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

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

S 196: VETERINARY PRACTICE OMNIBUS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

S 205: RESOLUTION TO ALLOW SAV OYSTER LEASING.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

S 244: COASTAL CRESCENT TRAIL/STATE PARKS SYSTEM.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

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

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

S 344: COMBINE ADULT CORRECTION & JUVENILE JUSTICE.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

S 350: LME/MCO CLAIMS REPORTING/MENTAL HEALTH AMDTS (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 370: SOUTH ATLANTIC FEDERAL FISHERIES RESOURCES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

S 383: BEHAV. HEALTH CRISIS EMS TRANSPORTS/MEDICAID.

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

S 384: CRIMINAL LAW CHANGES. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Judiciary

S 388: INCAPACITY TO PROCEED.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

S 413: CLARIFY MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER LAWS.

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

S 420: CC GOVERNANCE/AMEND MEDICAL BD. (NEW)

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

S 426: BARBER APPRENTICE CHANGES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On 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 449: EARLY ED ARTICULATION AGREEMENT.

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

S 469: TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS. (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
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 495: ZOO STATE CONSTRUCTION EXEMPTIONS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

S 521: UNC/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OFFICER.

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

S 547: RESTITUTION REMISSION/NOTICE AND HEARING REQ.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

S 569: UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

S 578: VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS/ANNUAL REPORT.

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

S 600: BRITNY'S LAW: IPV HOMICIDE.

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

S 608: I/DD SERVICES WAITING LIST TRANSPARENCY.

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

S 615: NORTH CAROLINA FARM ACT OF 2017.

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

S 633: REDUCE ANNUAL STATE BAR FEES.

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

S 660: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES MODIFICATIONS.

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

Actions on Bills: 2017-04-20

LOCAL BILLS

H 217: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW IN BUNCOMBE.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

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

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 349: CURRITUCK-DEVELOPER FUNDS FOR ROAD CONSTR.

    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 415: HATTERAS VILLAGE COMMUNITY CENTER DISTRICT.

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

S 5: MECKLENBURG/POLICE COUNTYWIDE JURISDICTION.

    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: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

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

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

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

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 04/24/2017

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