The Daily Bulletin: 2019-02-04

The Daily Bulletin: 2019-02-04

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 18 (2019-2020) ALLOW ABSENTEE BALLOTS/FIRE DISTRICT ELECTION. Filed Feb 4 2019, AN ACT TO ALLOW VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT IN FIRE DISTRICT ELECTIONS.

Repeals GS 163A-1295(c), which prohibited voting by absentee ballots in fire district elections. Applies to fire district elections held on or after the date that the act becomes law.

Intro. by Howard.GS 163A
H 19 (2019-2020) CERTAIN DRE EQUIPMENT. (NEW) Filed Feb 4 2019, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO PERMIT CONTINUED USE OF CERTAIN DIRECT RECORD ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEMS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Identical to S 6, filed 1/30/19.

Authorizes the Board of Trustees (Board) of the College of Albermarle (College) to expend State funds appropriated for capital improvements for the construction and renovation of educational facilities owned by or located on property owned by Dare County. Specifically includes authorization to raze some or all of the existing Old Manteo Middle School campus and to construct a multi-use facility upon the campus for use by the College. Sets the lease period of any facility constructed or renovated under the act's authority at a minimum of 30 years. Allows for a prorated return of the building cost supported by State funds, amortized over the lease period, to the College if Dare County terminates the lease through no fault of the College.

Provides that State funds appropriated as described above and derived from the proceeds of Connect NC Bonds must be expended on capital facilities costs that are to be used by the College to carry out its community college purposes. Requires leases to contain adequate provisions to assure the restriction is met.

Permits the Board to contract for the renovation or construction of educational facilities as described with Dare County without being subject to the provisions of GS 143-341 (concerning the powers and duties of the Department of Administration).

Applies only to capital improvement projects with construction contracts executed prior to July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Hanig.UNCODIFIED, Dare
H 20 (2019-2020) REMOVE SILENT SAM/UNC-CHAPEL HILL. Filed Feb 4 2019, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL TO REMOVE A MONUMENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS AND TRANSFER THE MONUMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES TO BE PLACED IN A CEMETERY FOR CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS.

Requires the Chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill to permanently remove the Confederate soldier monument that had been located at the center of McCorkle place (commonly identified as "Silent Sam") from the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, including any part of the monument being stored by UNC-Chapel Hill or that has been returned to a site on campus, and transfer the entire monument into the custody of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (Department). Requires the Department to move the monument to a new site in a cemetery located in the State that is the burial location of a significant number of Confederate soldiers of the Civil War. Prohibits the UNC Board of Governors from directing the relocation of the monument inconsistent with the act.

Intro. by Alexander.UNCODIFIED

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PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 19 (2019-2020) REPEAL 2015 LAW RELATING TO MONUMENTS. Filed Feb 4 2019, AN ACT TO REPEAL THE 2015 LAW RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS.

Identical to H 10, filed 1/30/19.

Repeals Section 3(a) through (e) of SL 2015-170, which enacted GS 100-2.1, setting out provisions concerning limitations on removal of objects of remembrance, and amended GS 100-2, concerning State approval of memorials, monuments, and works of art and GS 160A-400.13, concerning the protection of objects of remembrance and historic landmarks.

Intro. by Lowe, Foushee.UNCODIFIED

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LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 14 (2019-2020) 11TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 4 2019, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 11TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Horner.Johnston, Nash
S 15 (2019-2020) 26TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 4 2019, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 26TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Tillman.Guilford, Randolph
S 16 (2019-2020) 25TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 4 2019, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 25TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by McInnis.Anson, Moore, Richmond, Scotland
S 17 (2019-2020) SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/CERTAIN SYSTEMS. Filed Feb 4 2019, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR CERTAIN LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION IN ADOPTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR.

Under current law, GS 115C-84.2(d) sets the parameters within which local boards of education must determine the opening and closing dates of public schools under subdivision (a)(1) of this statute. Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) to provide the local boards of education for the Anson, Moore, Richmond, and Scotland County Schools with additional flexibility in adopting their school calendars. Requires first semester exams be given before winter break. Applies beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

Intro. by McInnis.Anson, Moore, Richmond, Scotland
S 18 (2019-2020) 35TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 4 2019, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 35TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Johnson.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: 2019-02-04

PUBLIC BILLS

H 18: ALLOW ABSENTEE BALLOTS/FIRE DISTRICT ELECTION.

    House: Filed

H 19: CERTAIN DRE EQUIPMENT. (NEW)

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 20: REMOVE SILENT SAM/UNC-CHAPEL HILL.

    House: Filed

S 7: BIPARTISAN ETHICS APPOINTMENTS.

    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 9: FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION/CLARIFY PROHIBITION.

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

S 10: REVISED SENATE PERMANENT RULES.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Adopted

S 11: ABC REGULATION AND REFORM.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 19: REPEAL 2015 LAW RELATING TO MONUMENTS.

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

Actions on Bills: 2019-02-04

LOCAL BILLS

H 17: LOCAL OPTION MEALS TAX/BRUNSWICK CO. MUNIS.

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

S 12: FILL CERTAIN VACANCIES/ALEXANDER & BURKE CO. (NEW)

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 13: 42ND SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 14: 11TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 15: 26TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 16: 25TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 17: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/CERTAIN SYSTEMS.

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 18: 35TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

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