The Daily Bulletin: 2018-06-21

The Daily Bulletin: 2018-06-21

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 1092 (2017-2018) CONST. AMENDMENT - REQUIRE PHOTO ID TO VOTE. Filed Jun 7 2018, AN ACT TO AMEND THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION TO VOTE.

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

Amends proposed Section 2(4) of Article VI of the North Carolina Constitution to require that the General Assembly enact laws governing the requirements of the required photographic identification, which may include exceptions. Makes additional clarifying changes.

Adds a section amending Section 3 of Article VI of the North Carolina Constitution to require that voters voting in person present photographic identification before voting. Also requires that the General Assembly enact laws governing the requirements of the required photographic identification, which may include exceptions.

Makes conforming changes.

Intro. by T. Moore, Lewis, Presnell, Sauls.CONST

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PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 758 (2017-2018) BUILD NC BOND ACT OF 2018. Filed May 29 2018, AN ACT TO ENACT THE BUILD NC BOND ACT OF 2018.

AN ACT TO ENACT THE BUILD NC BOND ACT OF 2018. Enacted June 20, 2018. Effective January 1, 2019.

Intro. by Rabon, Harrington, J. Davis.GS 142
S 814 (2017-2018) JUDICIAL VACANCY SUNSHINE AMENDMENT. Filed Jun 20 2018, AN ACT TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA TO PROVIDE FOR NONPARTISAN JUDICIAL MERIT COMMISSIONS FOR THE NOMINATION AND RECOMMENDATION OF NOMINEES WHEN FILLING VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE OR JUDGE OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE AND TO MAKE OTHER CONFORMING CHANGES TO THE CONSTITUTION.

Subject to approval by voters at the statewide general election in November 2018, amends Article IV of the North Carolina Constitution as follows. 

Adds new Section 23 requiring that when filling a vacancy in the office of justice or Judge of the General Court of Justice, that the individuals be nominated. Nominations are made by the State's citizens to the Nonpartisan Judicial Merit Commission (Merit Commission) which will evaluate the nominees without regard to partisan affiliation but with respect to the nominee's qualifications. The evaluation of each nominee is then forwarded to the General Assembly, which will recommend at least two nominees for each vacancy to the Governor. 

The Merit Commission is to consist of no more than nine members with appointments allocated to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Governor, and the General Assembly. Allows the General Assembly to provide for the establishment of local merit commissions for the nomination of judges of the Superior and District Court.

Requires the Governor, for each vacancy, to appoint the nominee deemed best qualified to serve within 10 days after the nominees are presented to the Governor. If the Governor does not make an appointment within 10 days, the General Assembly must hold a joint session and elect an appointee to fill the vacancy. If the General Assembly has adjourned sine die or for more than 30 days, gives the Chief Justice the authority to appoint a qualified individual to fill the vacancy if: (1) the vacancy occurs during the period of adjournment; (2) the General Assembly adjourned without presenting nominees to the Governor or failed to elect a nominee; or (3) the Governor failed to appointee a recommended nominee. Sets the term of service of the Chief Justice's appointee. Specifies that no appointment by the Governor or election by the General Assembly can occur after an election to fill the vacancy has commenced.

Provides that appointees hold their places until the next election after the election for members of the General Assembly held after the appointment occurs, when elections shall be held to fill those offices. When the vacancy occurs on or after the sixtieth day before the next election for members of the General Assembly and the term would expire on December 31 of that same year, the Chief Justice must appoint to fill that vacancy for the unexpired term.

Amends Section 10 of Article IV as follows. Makes conforming deletion of the provision requiring District judge vacancies to be filled for the unexpired term in a manner prescribed by law. Makes organizational changes.

Amends Section 18 of Article IV by adding that vacancies in the office of District Attorney must be filled by appointment of the Governor and the appointees hold the office until the next election for General Assembly members that is held more than 60 days after the vacancy occurs, when elections must be held to fill the offices. If the unexpired term in which the vacancy occurred expires on the first day of January succeeding the next election of General Assembly members, the Governor must appoint to fill that vacancy for the unexpired term of the office.

Makes a conforming repeal of Section 19 of Article IV which required that all vacancies occurring in the offices provided for by Article IV to be filled by appointment of the Governor, with appointees holding the office for the specified time.

Amends Section 22(5) of Article II by adding that the following bills must be read three times in each house before it becomes law and requiring the signatures of the presiding officers of both houses: (1) bills recommending a nominee or nominees to fill a vacancy in the office of Justice and Judge of the General Court of Justice, in accordance with Section 23 of Article IV of the Constitution; and (2) bills electing a nominee or nominees to fill a vacancy in the office of Justice or Judge of the General Court of Justice, in accordance with Section 23 of Article IV of the Constitution.

Sets out the question to be presented on the ballot.

If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of the Constitutional amendment, requires the Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement to certify the amendment to the Secretary of State who must enroll the amendment among the office's permanent records. The amendment becomes effective upon certification and applies to vacancies occurring on or after the date of the general election.

Intro. by Daniel, Newton, Randleman.CONST

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LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 954 (2017-2018) ROCKINGHAM COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD/CHAIR TERM. Filed May 16 2018, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A ONE-YEAR TERM OF THE CHAIR OF THE ROCKINGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A ONE-YEAR TERM OF THE CHAIR OF THE ROCKINGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION. Enacted June 21, 2018. Effective June 21, 2018.

Intro. by Bert Jones, K. Hall.Rockingham
H 955 (2017-2018) EDEN/THOROUGHBRED ANNEXATION AGREEMENT. Filed May 16 2018, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EDEN TO ENTER INTO AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT FOR PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF ANNEXATION.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EDEN TO ENTER INTO AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT FOR PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF ANNEXATION. Enacted June 21, 2018. Effective June 21, 2018.

Intro. by Bert Jones.Rockingham
H 956 (2017-2018) EDEN/DUKE ENERGY ANNEXATION AGREEMENT. Filed May 16 2018, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EDEN TO ENTER INTO AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT WITH DUKE ENERGY FOR PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF ANNEXATION.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EDEN TO ENTER INTO AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT WITH DUKE ENERGY FOR PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF ANNEXATION. Enacted June 21, 2018. Effective June 21, 2018.

Intro. by Bert Jones.Rockingham
H 1027 (2017-2018) BALD HEAD ISLAND/NO-WAKE ZONE. (NEW) Filed May 29 2018, AN ACT PROVIDING THAT A VIOLATION OF THE NO-WAKE SPEED ZONE UPON THE WATERS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OF THE VILLAGE OF BALD HEAD ISLAND IS AN INFRACTION AND THAT A VIOLATION IS ENFORCEABLE AS IF IT WERE A PROVISION OF THE GENERAL LAWS REGULATING BOATING SAFETY.

AN ACT PROVIDING THAT A VIOLATION OF THE NO-WAKE SPEED ZONE UPON THE WATERS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OF THE VILLAGE OF BALD HEAD ISLAND IS AN INFRACTION AND THAT A VIOLATION IS ENFORCEABLE AS IF IT WERE A PROVISION OF THE GENERAL LAWS REGULATING BOATING SAFETY. Enacted June 21, 2018. Effective June 21, 2018.

Intro. by Iler.Brunswick

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LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 802 (2017-2018) MINERAL SPRINGS DEANNEXATIONS (NEW). Filed Jun 1 2018, AN ACT REMOVING CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF MINERAL SPRINGS.

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

Deletes Section 1 of the act which removed described property from the Village of Wesley Chapel's corporate limits. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by Tucker.Union
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: 2018-06-21

PUBLIC BILLS

H 1092: CONST. AMENDMENT - REQUIRE PHOTO ID TO VOTE.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2018

S 209: NONPARTISAN REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 677: PROTECT RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH.

    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2018

S 814: JUDICIAL VACANCY SUNSHINE AMENDMENT.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

Actions on Bills: 2018-06-21

LOCAL BILLS

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

    House: Ratified
    House: Ch. SL 2018-15

H 342: CREEDMOOR CHARTER REVISED & CONSOLIDATED.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 930: APEX ANNEXATION.

    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 942: KINSTON DEANNEXATION CORRECTIONS.

    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 946: MOORESVILLE DEANNEXATION.

    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 950: CARTHAGE, POLLOCKSVILLE SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS (NEW).

    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 954: ROCKINGHAM COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD/CHAIR TERM.

    House: Ratified
    House: Ch. SL 2018-17

H 955: EDEN/THOROUGHBRED ANNEXATION AGREEMENT.

    House: Ratified
    House: Ch. SL 2018-18

H 956: EDEN/DUKE ENERGY ANNEXATION AGREEMENT.

    House: Ratified
    House: Ch. SL 2018-19

H 971: WINSTON-SALEM DEANNEXATION.

    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 978: HEMBY BRIDGE/STALLINGS CORPORATE LIMITS.

    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 989: MADISON CHARTER/TOWN MANAGER.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 1004: WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH LOCAL ACT CHANGES.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 1005: ZEBULON CHARTER/CITY CLERK.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 1027: BALD HEAD ISLAND/NO-WAKE ZONE. (NEW)

    House: Ratified
    House: Ch. SL 2018-20

H 1028: OAK ISLAND CHARTER AMENDMENT.

    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2018

H 1057: RED SPRINGS CHARTER AMENDMENT.

    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2018

H 1076: ALAMANCE/GUILFORD BOUNDARY LINE.

    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 1080: GUILFORD CO. ANIMAL CONTROL RECORDS.

    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2018

H 1082: WAKE/CHATHAM/HARNETT BOUNDARY LINE.

    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 1084: HIGH POINT/CITY MANAGER DISPOSE OF EASEMENTS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 1091: NORWOOD CHARTER REVISED & CONSOLIDATED.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Finance
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

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

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2018

S 775: BLACK MOUNTAIN/MONTREAT CORPORATE LIMITS.

    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2018

S 776: HENDERSONVILLE DEANNEXATION.

    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2018

S 802: MINERAL SPRINGS DEANNEXATIONS (NEW).

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2018

S 807: EXTEND SUNSET/BUNCOMBE CO./CC PROJECTS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received From Senate
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On State and Local Government II

S 808: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FATALITY REVIEW IN BUNCOMBE (NEW).

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

S 813: ASHEVILLE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS.

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

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