The Daily Bulletin: 2019-02-07

The Daily Bulletin: 2019-02-07

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 39 (2019-2020) ADOPT THE OSPREY AS STATE RAPTOR. Filed Feb 7 2019, AN ACT TO ADOPT THE OSPREY AS THE OFFICIAL RAPTOR OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Includes whereas clauses. Enacts GS 145-52, as title indicates.

Intro. by McElraft.GS 145
H 40 (2019-2020) NC FOLK FESTIVAL FUNDS. Filed Feb 7 2019, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA FOLK FESTIVAL.

Appropriates $100,000 for 2019-20 from the General Fund to the North Carolina Folk & Heritage Festivals, to be used for marketing and operational expenses. Effective July 1, 2019.

Intro. by Hardister, Faircloth, Quick, Harrison.APPROP
H 41 (2019-2020) ALLISON'S LAW/GPS TRACKING PILOT/DV/FUNDS. Filed Feb 7 2019, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM ALLOWING THE USE OF A GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM TRACKING DEVICE ON A PERSON WHO HAS COMMITTED ACTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS A CONDITION OF PRE-TRIAL RELEASE.

Requires the Department of Public Safety (DPS), in consultation with specified entities, to conduct a pilot program in Forsyth County for the use of global positioning system tracking devices on domestic violence offenders. Makes the offender subject to the monitoring responsible for the costs associated with the device. Specifies issues that must be considered in implementing the program. Requires DPS to report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety on the effectiveness of the program by April 1, 2022.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety $25,000 for FY 2019-20 to implement the pilot program.

Effective July 1, 2019. 

Intro. by Lambeth, Conrad.APPROP, STUDY
H 43 (2019-2020) ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY. Filed Feb 7 2019, AN ACT ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CARE IN HOSPITALS AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL FACILITIES.

Enacts new GS 131E-79.3, pertaining to hospital standards for surgical technology care, and new GS 131E-147.2, pertaining to ambulatory surgical facility (facility) standards for surgical technology care.

Sets forth identical provisions in each statute to prohibit hospitals and ambulatory surgical facilities from employing or otherwise contracting for the services of a surgical technologist in that hospital or facility unless the individual meets one of four qualifications listed in subsection (b) of each statute. Provides definition for surgical technologist and surgical technology. Allows a hospital or facility to employ or contract with an individual to practice surgical technology during the 12-month period immediately following successful completion of a surgical technology program as specified in subdivision (1) of subsection (b), but prohibits continued employment beyond the initial 12-month period without documentation that the employee or contractor holds and maintains the certified surgical technologist credential as specified in subsection (b). Authorizes a hospital or facility to employ or contract with an individual who qualifies to practice surgical technology under subdivisions (2), (3), or (4) of subsection (b) as long as that individual annually completes 15 hours of continuing education approved by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or its successor. Subdivision (2) of subsection (b) qualifies an individual who has successfully completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Cost Guard, or in the US Public Health Service, to practice as a surgical technologist. Subdivision (3) of subsection (b) qualifies an individual who was employed to practice surgical technology in a hospital or facility licensed as specified on December 31, 2019, or an individual who was employed to practice surgical technology during the two years immediately preceding December 31, 2019, to practice surgical technology. Provides in subdivision (4) of subsection (b) that an individual who practices surgical technology as an employee of an agency or institution of the federal government is qualified to practice surgical technology.

Requires the hospital or facility that employs or contracts with an individual to practice surgical technology to verify that the individual meets the continuing education requirements of subsection (d), or that the individual holds and maintains the Certified Surgical Technologist credential described in subdivision (1) of subsection (b), as applicable.

Allows a hospital or facility to employ or contract with an individual who does not meet the qualifications specified in subsection (b) if (1) the hospital makes a diligent and thorough effort, but is unable, to employ or contract a sufficient number of qualified surgical technologists and (2) the hospital or facility documents and retains, on the premises, a written record of its efforts to employ or contract with a sufficient number of qualified surgical technologists. 

Clarifies that nothing in these statutes prohibits a licensed practitioner from performing surgical technology tasks or functions if the practitioner is acting within the scope of his or her license. 

Allows the Department of Health and Human Services to take adverse action against a hospital under GS 131A-78 or against a facility under GS 131E-148 for a violation of their respective statute.

Effective January 1, 2020.

Intro. by Murphy, Lambeth, Humphrey.GS 131E

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PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 7 (2019-2020) BIPARTISAN ETHICS APPOINTMENTS. Filed Jan 30 2019, AN ACT TO APPOINT PERSONS TO THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

AN ACT TO APPOINT PERSONS TO THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Enacted February 7, 2019. Effective February 7, 2019. 

Intro. by Rabon.UNCODIFIED

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LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 42 (2019-2020) SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX/CALDWELL COUNTY. Filed Feb 7 2019, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO CALDWELL COUNTY SCHOOLS 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 Caldwell County Schools with additional flexibility in adopting their school calendars. Applies beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

Intro. by D. Hall.Caldwell

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LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 32 (2019-2020) 31ST SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 7 2019, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 31ST SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Krawiec.Forsyth
S 33 (2019-2020) 32ND SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 7 2019, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 32ND SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Lowe.Forsyth
S 34 (2019-2020) 19TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 7 2019, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 19TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by deViere.Cumberland
S 35 (2019-2020) 27TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 7 2019, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 27TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Garrett.Guilford
S 36 (2019-2020) 29TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1. Filed Feb 7 2019, AN ACT RELATING TO THE 29TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.

Blank bill.

Intro. by Gallimore.Davidson, Montgomery
S 37 (2019-2020) SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX/CERTAIN SCHOOL SYSTEMS. Filed Feb 7 2019, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FLEXIBILITY TO 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 Columbus County Schools and Public Schools of Robeson County with additional flexibility in adopting their school calendars. Applies beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

Intro. by Britt.Columbus, Robeson
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: 2019-02-07

PUBLIC BILLS

H 28: PROHIBIT ABORTIONS AFTER 13 WEEKS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Judiciary, if favorable, Health, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 29: STANDING UP FOR RAPE VICTIMS ACT OF 2019.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Judiciary, if favorable, Appropriations, Justice and Public Safety, if favorable, Appropriations, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 30: OFFICIAL STATE FROZEN TREAT.

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

H 32: COLLABORATIVE LAW.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Judiciary, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 33: ADJUST GSC MEMBERSHIP.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Judiciary, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 35: ADD'L JUDGES/ONSLOW, JONES, DUPLIN, SAMPSON.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Judiciary, if favorable, Appropriations, Justice and Public Safety, if favorable, Appropriations, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Judiciary, if favorable, Appropriations, Justice and Public Safety, if favorable, Appropriations, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 36: INVITE GOVERNOR/STATE OF STATE.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 02/11/2019

H 37: CHILD SEX ABUSE/EXTEND STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Matters, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 39: ADOPT THE OSPREY AS STATE RAPTOR.

    House: Filed

H 40: NC FOLK FESTIVAL FUNDS.

    House: Filed

H 41: ALLISON'S LAW/GPS TRACKING PILOT/DV/FUNDS.

    House: Filed

H 43: ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY.

    House: Filed

S 7: BIPARTISAN ETHICS APPOINTMENTS.

    Senate: Ratified
    Senate: Ch. SL 2019-1

S 20: EMERGENCY WORKER PROTECTION ACT.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 22: WAIVE TUITION/CORRECTIONAL OFFICER.

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

S 27: EMINENT DOMAIN.

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

S 28: RESTORE MASTER'S PAY FOR CERTAIN TEACHERS.

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

S 29: MOVE OVER LAW/INCREASE PENALTIES/AMBER LIGHTS. (NEW)

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

Actions on Bills: 2019-02-07

LOCAL BILLS

H 26: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/JOHNSTON COUNTY.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Education - K-12, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 27: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/CERTAIN SYSTEMS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Education - K-12, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 31: ALLOW DURHAM PUB. SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE HOUSING.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Education - K-12, if favorable, State and Local Government, if favorable, Commerce, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 34: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX./CERTAIN SCHOOL SYSTEMS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Education - K-12, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 42: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX/CALDWELL COUNTY.

    House: Filed

S 21: 13TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

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

S 23: 44TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

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

S 24: 12TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

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

S 25: 18TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

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

S 26: 10TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

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

S 30: STANLY CC/CONTRACTING DATE EXTENSION. (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 31: 41ST SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

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

S 32: 31ST SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 33: 32ND SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 34: 19TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 35: 27TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 36: 29TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT LOCAL ACT-1.

    Senate: Filed

S 37: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX/CERTAIN SCHOOL SYSTEMS.

    Senate: Filed

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