The Daily Bulletin: 2018-12-05

The Daily Bulletin: 2018-12-05

The Daily Bulletin: 2018-12-05

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 824 (2017-2018) IMPLEMENTATION OF VOTER ID CONST. AMENDMENT. Filed Nov 27 2018, AN ACT TO IMPLEMENT THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT REQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION TO VOTE.

House amendments make the following changes to the 4th edition.

Amendment #1 modifies the natural disaster exception to the photo ID requirement to vote set forth in proposed GS 163A-1145.1(d)(3), making the exception available to registered voters who are victims of a natural disaster occurring within 100 days before election day that resulted in a disaster declaration by the President or the Governor, rather than both a presidential and gubernatorial disaster declaration.

Amendment #2 adds to proposed GS 163A-869.1, specifying that the expiration of the voter photo ID card does not presume a voter’s voter registration is expired or inactive, and requiring the cards contain a disclaimer statement to that effect.

Amendment #4 deletes the proposed changes to GS 163A-1307 and GS 163A-1310, regarding absentee ballots, requiring absentee voters to include a photocopy of an acceptable form of photo ID or a completed affidavit with their ballot. Instead, amends GS 163A-1309 concerning absentee ballot requests. Adds new requirement for the Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement to adopt rules to provide for the forms of ID that must be included with the written request for an absentee ballot. Specifically requires the Board’s rules to include (1) acceptable form of readable identification substantially similar to those required under GS 163A-1145.1, (2) a process for a voter to instead complete an alternative affidavit pursuant to GS 163A-1145.1(d)(1)-(3) that includes lack of access to a method to attach an electronic or physical copy of ID to the written request as a reasonable impediment, and (3) a process for a voter to request the option to return the information required with the absentee ballot container return envelope. Removes current language requiring absentee request forms to include at least one of either the voter’s driver's license, special identification card, or the last four digits of their Social Security number. Makes conforming changes. Makes conforming changes to GS 163A-1307, requiring the State Board to include on the application on the container-return envelope an area to attach additional documentation necessary to comply with the ID requirements pursuant to State Board rules.

Requires the State Board to develop temporary rules no later than July 1, 2019, and permanent rules no later than January 1, 2020. Requires consultation with Disability Rights North Carolina. Further requires the State Board to report to the specified NCGA committee on the proposed temporary or permanent rules prior to adoption. Additionally requires the State Board to report to the specified NCGA committee no later than March 1, 2019, on the security of absentee voting, as specified.  

Amendment #5 adds to GS 163A-1145.2, concerning the approval of student ID cards for voting identification. Adds to the requirements for student IDs certified by a university's or college’s signed letter to the State Board to include that the university or college provides, when issuing student IDs, a copy of a document by the State Board with information on voting ID requirements, voting options, and the availability of a free NC voter ID card to rural, military, veteran, elderly, underserved, minority, or other communities, and the requirements of NC residency to vote and the penalty for voting in multiple states. Adds to the public education initiative of the State Board in Section 1.5(a), requiring the State Board to make such a document available on its website.

Amendment #7 removes the witness verification alternative to presenting a photo ID to vote in proposed GS 163A-1145.1(d)(4).

Amendment #10 makes the following changes.

Modifies proposed GS 163A-1145.1(b) concerning photo ID verification, permitting a voter to vote unless the judges of election present unanimously agree that the photo ID presented does not bear a reasonable resemblance (previously, any reasonable resemblance) to that voter.

Adds new Section 1.3(a), requiring the issuance of special identification cards by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for any person whose valid driver's license, permit, or endorsement is received by the DMV upon seizure or surrender, as required by new GS 20-37.7(d2), begin no later than May 1, 2019.

Further amends the State Board’s public education initiative set forth in Section 1.5(a). Concerning the charge to inform the public regarding the requirements of North Carolina residency to vote, requires the education program to include applicable intent requirements of North Carolina law (previously, the requirement for intent to remain in the State). Makes conforming changes to Amendment #5, discussed above (amending proposed GS 163A-1145.2(a)(1) and adding to the education initiative components). Further amends the education initiative components, concerning the requirement to mail information twice in 2019 and 2020, to now require the specified information be mailed to all NC residential addresses in the same manner as the Judicial Voter Guide, rather than to all registered voters.

Modifies the appropriations provisions set out in Section 4. Directs the State Board to transfer to the Highway Fund (was, the DMV) $1.5 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year to address the loss of revenues resulting from the act’s implementation. Expands the permitted allocation of the $850,000 appropriation to the NC Public Campaign Fund to permit allocation of the funds by the State Board for assistance to county boards of elections in implementing the act (previously, allocation limited to county boards for maintenance grants for printing equipment).

Amendment #11 modifies the tribal enrollment card form of acceptable photo ID to vote set out in proposed GS 163A-1145.1(a)(1)e. to specify an acceptable tribal enrollment card issued by a state or federal recognized tribe (previously, limited to federally recognized tribe or a State recognized tribe when specified conditions were met).

Intro. by Krawiec, Ford, Daniel.APPROP, STUDY, GS 20, GS 130A, GS 161, GS 163A

The Daily Bulletin: 2018-12-05

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 1110 (2017-2018) TEN-TEN FIRE DISTRICT GOVERNANCE. Filed Nov 28 2018, AN ACT TO CREATE A BOARD TO GOVERN THE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES PROVIDED TO PROPERTIES BY THE TEN-TEN (FAIRVIEW) RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IN WAKE COUNTY.

House committee substitute deletes all of the provisions of the 2nd edition and now provides the following.

Changes the act's long title.

Creates the Ten-Ten (Fairview) Fire Protection Oversight Board (Board), charged with governing the fire protection services provided to properties located within the Ten-Ten (Fairview) rural fire protection district in Wake County, as the district existed on July 1, 2018. Provides for member appointment to the Board, with initial members required to be appointed on or before March 1, 2019. Requires the Wake County Board of Commissioners to separately account for the fire district taxes levied and collected on the described properties and furnish the Board the information upon request. Requires the Board to submit recommendations to the Wake County Commissioners regarding the annual budget and provision of services on or before April 30 of each fiscal year. Requires the Wake County Commissioners to include the Board's recommendations in its adopted budget and execute any recommended contracts. Directs the Wake County Commissioners to continue providing the same fire protection services to the properties located within the described district in the same manner as it is provided on the date the act becomes law for the remainder of the 2018-19 fiscal year. Applies to Wake County only.

Intro. by Dollar.Wake
H 1110 (2017-2018) TEN-TEN FIRE DISTRICT GOVERNANCE. Filed Nov 28 2018, AN ACT TO CREATE A BOARD TO GOVERN THE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES PROVIDED TO PROPERTIES BY THE TEN-TEN (FAIRVIEW) RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IN WAKE COUNTY.

House amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Requires the Wake County Board of Commissioners to furnish their accounting for the fire district taxes on properties provided fire protection services by the Ten-Ten (Fairview) rural fire protection district to the Ten-Ten (Fairview) Fire Protection Oversight Board (Board) on March 1 and at other times upon the request of the Board (previously, only furnished upon request by the Board). Prohibits the Board's budget recommendation to the Wake County Commissioners required by the act from exceeding the amount reported to the Board on March 1.

Intro. by Dollar.Wake

The Daily Bulletin: 2018-12-05

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: 2018-12-05

PUBLIC BILLS

H 1025: GSC TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS 2018.

    House: Ratified

H 1108: PED/INMATE PHARMACY PURCHASING/MONITORING.

    House: Placed On Cal For 12/06/2018

H 1116: HONOR JARED FRANKS, FALLEN POLICE OFFICER.

    House: Adopted

H 1118: ADJOURN SINE DIE/DECEMBER 5TH.

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

H 1120: RECONSTITUTE VARIOUS BOARDS & COMMISSIONS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on State and Local Government II, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

S 117: FORFEIT. RETMT/ANTI-SPIKING/SERV. PURCH/TC. (NEW).

    House: Amend Failed A1
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received For Concurrence in H Com Sub
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 469: TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS. (NEW)

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Re-ref Com On Pensions and Retirement
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Placed On Cal For 12/06/2018

S 824: IMPLEMENTATION OF VOTER ID CONST. AMENDMENT.

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Amend Adopted A2
    House: Amend Failed A3
    House: Amend Adopted A4
    House: Amend Adopted A5
    House: Amend Failed A6
    House: Amend Adopted A7
    House: Amend Failed A9
    House: Amendment Withdrawn A8
    House: Amend Adopted A10
    House: Amend Adopted A11
    House: Amend Failed A13
    House: Amend Failed A12
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received For Concurrence in H Com Sub
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 12/06/2018

S 826: CONFIRM CRAIG CROOM/SPECIAL SUPERIOR CT JUDGE.

    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 Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

S 827: EXTEND AGRICULTURAL DISASTER PROGRAM DEADLINE.

    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 Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

Actions on Bills: 2018-12-05

LOCAL BILLS

H 1110: TEN-TEN FIRE DISTRICT GOVERNANCE.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Amend Failed A2
    House: Failed 2nd Reading

H 1119: BOARD VACANCIES/CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM.

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

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