Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Adds to proposed GS 115C-238.75, establishing that the North Carolina Virtual Public School program (NCVPS), as established, is not a public school unit under the elementary and secondary education laws set forth in the Chapter.
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|Intro. by Elmore, Johnson, Horn.||GS 115C|
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Deletes the proposed changes to GS 90-13.1, which increased the fees for duplicate licenses and for the licensure of an anesthesiologist assistant, and also added a $230 fee for initial licensure of a physician assistant.
Amends GS 90-13.2 by deleting the proposed registration fees for physician assistants and anesthesiologist assistants as well as the proposed additional penalties. Deletes the increase in the required fee for a physician who fails to register.
Deletes proposed GS 90-13.2A, which set out fees to be charged for professional corporations practicing medicine.
Deletes proposed changes to GS 90-13.3, which increased the per diem to Board members.
Makes conforming changes.
Amends GS 90-14 by making technical changes.
Amends GS 90-411 by removing the specified amounts that may be charged by a health care provider to cover the costs incurred in searching, handling, copying, and mailing medical records to the patient or the patient's designated representative and instead requires that the copying fee must bear a reasonable relation to the number of copies supplied and the costs related to copying equipment. Allows the fees to be changed from time to time but requires that a list of the fees be available on request at all times.
Adds that the North Carolina Medical Board must not set fees pursuant to rules. Provides that any fees set pursuant to rules adopted by the Board and applicable on June 1, 2019, remain valid.
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Corrects the reference to the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act in GS 45-21.29.
|Intro. by Hanig, Stevens.||GS 45|
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Further amends GS 105-187.1 (setting out the definitions for use in Article 5A, North Carolina Highway Use Tax) as follows. Amends the definition of long-term lease or rental to mean a lease or rental made under a written agreement to lease or rent one or more vehicles (was, property) to the same person for a period of at least 365 continuous days, and adds that it cannot be a vehicle subscription. Adds that the statute does not apply to GS Chapter 20 (Motor Vehicles).
Amends GS 105-187.9 to require the highway use taxes collected at the rate of 5% be credited to the North Carolina Highway Trust Fund instead of the Highway Fund.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Makes the following changes to proposed Article 82B of GS Chapter 58.
Modifies the defined terms set forth in GS 58-82B-1. Adds alarm system contractor, electrical contractor, fire sprinkler contractor and plumbing contractor to the defined terms. Modifies the definitions provided for engineered special hazard fire suppression system, fire suppression system, industrial fire suppression system, kitchen fire suppression system, suppression agent, and firm. Deletes the term portable fire extinguisher. Makes further technical changes.
Makes clarifying and organizational changes to the provisions of GS 58-82B-2 concerning the Commissioner of Insurance's powers and duties. Removes the provision requiring all fire suppression systems and portable fire extinguishers to be installed, inspected, serviced, and tested in compliance with the Article and related rules.
Makes organizational changes to the remainder of the Article. Makes conforming changes to internal cross-references.
Makes organizational change to separately provide for the Article's licensing and permitting requirements. Now requires firms to be licensed in order to install, inspect, repair, recharge, service, or test a fire suppression system or a portable fire extinguisher required by the Commissioner's rules or state or local rules (previously specified four fire suppression systems). Makes clarifying and technical changes to the requirements for licensure. Exempts the following from licensing: (1) a fire chief, fire marshal, fire inspector, or insurance company inspector with regard to the routine visual inspection of a fire suppression system or portable fire extinguisher and (2) specified contractors while performing activities governed by their respective occupational licenses, as specified (previously exempted certain inspectors from the entire Article's provisions). Now requires firms to be permitted to install, inspect, repair, recharge, service, or test a fire suppression system or a portable fire extinguisher required by the Commissioner's rules or state or local rules. Adds a requirement for permittees to be certified in such service of one or more systems in devices identified. Makes clarifying and technical changes to the requirements for a permit. Provides identical exemptions from permitting as provided for licensure. Modifies the previously provided permitting exemption for certain employees, now providing an exemption for employees making minor repairs or replacements, performing routine visual inspections, or recharging, servicing, or testing on property controlled by a firm or governmental entity (previously, identified the exempt activities to be installing, inspecting, recharging, repairing, servicing, or testing extinguishers or systems on the property; removes the specification that these individuals remain subject to rules and regulations adopted under the Article). Clarifies that firms and governmental entities remain subject to licensure requirements.
Combines the Article's provisions on license and permit fees and terms. Modifies the fee schedule, now providing for separate fees for license issuance ($375; was, $250) and renewal ($225; previously same as issuance), and permit issuance ($285; was $100) and renewal ($175; previously same as issuance), now separated by certification type. Requires permittees to renew each certification for which the permittee is certified. Maintains the previously specified exemptions from fees. Also maintains the provisions concerning failure to renew a license or permit, clarifying that annual renewal is required.
Modifies the reciprocity provisions, now providing for reciprocity for firms or persons rather than individuals, as described.
Modifies the provisions regarding grounds for disciplinary action against licensees or permittees, now including among them rendering inoperative a fire suppression system covered by the Article (rather than a pre-engineered fire suppression system); retaining a person (rather than individual) who has a direct or indirect interest that has had his or her license or permit suspended or revoked; and serving or previously serving as an officer, director, stockholder, or owner of a firm whose license has been suspended or revoked or has a direct or indirect interest in a firm whose license has been suspended or revoked (previously, listed businesses and corporations in additions to firms, and included the revocation and suspension of permits). Makes further technical and conforming changes.
Concerning sanction and denial procedures, adds descriptors to the statute's subsections. Now requires the Commissioner to notify an applicant within 30 days of denial of an application (whether for initial issuance or renewal of a license or permit) of the reasons for the denial (previously did not give a time restraint). Specifies that license and permit applicants can be denied for any reasons that are grounds for disciplinary action under the Article. Now requires an applicant to be notified within 120 days after receipt by the Commissioner of the applicant's written demand of the outcome of a requested review of a denial. Makes further technical and organizational changes.
Concerning cease and desist orders, adds descriptors to the statute's subsections. Allows the Commissioner to issue cease and desist orders to any person or firm (rather than individual or firm) believed to be in violation of the Article. Eliminates the provision that establishes any violation to be grounds for application denial. Makes clarifying changes.
Modifies the civil penalty provisions, now referring to any "person or firm" (rather than "individual or firm"). Adds that the clear proceeds of a civil penalty under the Article are remitted to the Civil Penalty and Forfeiture Fund. Now requires the Commissioner to issue an order for a penalty within 30 days after giving written notice of the violation (was, after a reasonable period of time). Makes further clarifying and technical changes.
Modifies the criminal penalty provisions, now referring to any "person or firm" (rather than "individual or firm"). Eliminates the provision which makes any willful or intentional violation of the Article or any rule or order of the Commissioner a Class 1 misdemeanor. Makes technical and clarifying changes.
Regarding the Article's effect on state and local regulatory powers, specifies that the Article does not limit the power of the State or local governments from requiring the submission and approval of plans and specifications or to regulate the quality and character of work performed by any person, firm, or governmental entity (was, work performed by contractors) for the protection of the public health and safety.
Makes further technical and conforming changes.
Adds a reporting requirement for the Department of Insurance, requiring the submission of a report on licenses and permits under the Article to the specified NCGA committee, by October 1, 2020, as specified.
Changes the act's long title.
|Intro. by Strickland, Barnes, Corbin, Hardister.||GS 58|
Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Amends proposed GS 116C-10 to now direct that the State make significant efforts to increase access to learning and improve the education of more citizens so that by the year 2030, 2 million residents (was, at least 2 million residents) between the ages of 25 and 44 will have completed a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree.
Requires the myFutureNC Commission to annually report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee in addition to the General Assembly, beginning September 1, 2020, on the progress of the State reaching the postsecondary attainment goal, as enacted, and the Commission's activities to further the goal.
Eliminates the proposed Joint Legislative Task Force on Postsecondary Attainment and related provisions.
|Intro. by Fraley.||GS 116C|
Senate committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.
Amends GS 115C-81.65 to no longer require the State Board of Education (State Board) to review the high school standard course of study to determine which courses and grade levels personal financial literacy will be integrated. Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, directs the State Board to require a full credit course in high school focused on economics and personal finance (EPF). Requires that the content of the course include the specified standards, at minimum. Requires that the EPF course provide instruction on economic principles and that it provide, at minimum, the already required personal financial literacy instruction components with the addition of planning and paying for postsecondary education.
Additionally amends GS 115C-81.65 to direct the State Board to require that EPF teachers get the professional development necessary to ensure that the intent and provisions of the statute are carried out. Provides that to the extent funds are made available for this purpose, the State Board must require the employing entity to make available the EPF professional development course provided by the specified entity. Adds that when practicable, teachers must complete the EPF professional development course prior to teaching the EPF course in public schools, and if necessary, teachers only begin teaching the EPF course in public schools while awaiting the next possible opportunity to complete a session of the EPF professional development course. Requires the EPF professional development course be taken at an approved location most conveniently located to the local school administrative unit to the extent possible.
Amends GS 115C-81.45. Makes organizational changes to the current requirement for instruction in civic citizenship education in the standard course of study for high school social studies, integrating the requirement and its encouraged components into the civic literacy requirement for high school students. Now requires instruction in civic citizenship education in the standard course of study for high school social studies through teaching a full credit course called the Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy (was, a semester course during the high school years on the founding principles of the United States and North Carolina). Maintains the requirements of a passing score for graduation and for 13 specified subjects to be included in the course. Specifies that the course must be solely focused on civics and citizenship education. Makes technical changes. Applies to students entering the ninth grade in the 2021-22 school year. Makes organizational and clarifying changes regarding the requirement for instruction in civic and citizenship education in the standard course of study for middle school social studies.
Amends GS 115C-218.85 (concerning charter schools), GS 115C-238.66 (concerning regional schools), and GS 116-239.8 (concerning laboratory schools) to require the provision of financial literacy instruction as required by the State Board pursuant to GS 115C-81.65, as amended. Amends Section 6(d) of SL 2018-42, adding the provisions of GS 115C-81.65 to which renewal school systems are subject.
Directs the State Board to (1) begin the process for review and revision of the standard course of study for social studies in grades K-12 in the 2019-20 school year and (2) revise the high school standard course of study for the EPF course and the Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy courses and review the standard course of study to determine the grade level during which the course can be completed. Prohibits the State Board from requiring more than four full course credits in social studies for high school graduation.
Repeals Section 7.18(a)-(i) of HB 966 of the 2019 Regular Session (identical provisions set forth in the 2019 Appropriations Act) if enacted.
Makes organizational changes. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
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House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends the act's long title to more accurately reflect the bill's content.
|Intro. by D. Davis.||GS 132|
House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Makes organizational changes. Places the previous provisions into Part I. Modifies the proposed requirements for a limited license under GS 115C-270.20 to no longer require the local school administrative unit to be located in a development tier one or tier two area, or a development tier three area with a population of less than 100,000. Makes technical and clarifying changes.
Amends GS 115C-270.20(a) (teacher licensure requirements) to add new subsection (7) creating a three-year nonrenewable transitional license (TL) for teachers from other states in good standing. Restricts the request for a TL to local boards of education. Allows a teacher holding a TL to begin the application process for a continuing professional license as an out-of-state applicant.
Amends GS 115C-270.25 (out-of-state license applicants) by adding that an individual who does not include evidence of effectiveness with the initial application for a continuing professional license (CPL) is only eligible for a TL until the teacher has completed three years of licensed teaching in the state (was, only eligible for an initial professional license [IPL]). No longer gives priority to applications that include evidence of effectiveness.
Amends GS 115C-302.1 to add new subsection (b3) authorizing local boards of education to determine experience credit for purposes of paying teachers with a TL in accord with the state salary schedule during the fist year of license. Exempts local boards of education and the teacher from having to repay an overpayment that was made due to misapplication of experience credit where the credit was determined in good faith.
Amends GS 93B-15.1(i) to authorize local boards of education to request a three-year transitional license for a military spouse who holds a current teaching license in another jurisdiction.
Applies to applications for teacher licensure submitted on or after the date law becomes effective.
Amends GS 115C-270.20(a)(4) to now allow a lifetime license to be issued to a teacher after 30 or more years (was 50 or more years) of teaching as a licensed teacher, requiring no license renewal.
Repeals GS 115C-270.20(a)(6) and GS 115C-270.30(b)(3), thereby eliminating retirement licensure.
Directs the State Board of Education to adopt emergency rules to implement the act no more than 10 calendar days after the act becomes law.
Maintains the act's effective date provisions, adding that the act applies beginning with applications for teacher licensure submitted on or after the 18th day following the date the act becomes law.
|Intro. by McInnis, Tillman, Johnson.||GS 115C|
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed GS 143-215.116 and instead prohibits issuing a permit from July 1, 2019, until July 1, 2022 (was a permanent moratorium under the proposed statute) for a wind energy facility or wind energy facility expansion for facilities located in an area where impacts of vertical obstructions are determined to be significantly high. States the purpose of the moratorium.
Amends GS 143-215.119 to increase the fee for permits for a proposed wind energy facility or a proposed expansion from $3,500 to $4,000.
Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
|Intro. by Brown, Newton, Sanderson.||GS 143|
House amendment to the 4th edition makes the following changes.
Amends the provision in GS 143B-135.234 allowing revenue in the Clean Water Management Trust Fund to be used to prevent encroachment, provide buffers, and preserve natural habitats around military installations or military training areas, or for State matching funds for federal initiatives that provide for the same, by removing the provision defining encroachment to mean the use of land and water that is incompatible with the military mission, such as sprawl, around military installations or military training areas.
House committee substitute to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.
Further amends GS 115C-81.36 to no longer require students in seventh grade scoring at the highest level on the seventh grade math end-of-grade test to enroll in a high school level math course in eighth grade. Removes the proposed provision which allowed local boards of education to administer diagnostic assessments upon enrollment in the high school math course to provide supplemental content enrichment. Changes the initial reporting requirement of the Department of Public Instruction from December 15, 2019, to December 15, 2020, and specifies that the annual report must contain data collected for the current school year on students eligible for advanced math courses and whether or not they were placed in the courses (previously, did not specify the year the data is to reflect).
Adds a new requirement for local boards to develop a plan to implement the provisions of GS 115C-81.36(b), as amended, concerning advanced math placement in grades six and higher, to be submitted to the Superintendent of Public Instruction (Superintendent) by January 15, 2020. Details information that must be included in the plans, including a list of each advanced math course offered, an explanation of advanced math course staffing, and an estimate of the expected enrollment increase in the courses for the 2020-21 school year, as specified. Requires the Superintendent to compile the plans submitted into a summary report to be submitted to the specified NCGA committee by March 15, 2020.
Specifies that local boards are not required to comply with GS 115C-81.36(b), as amended, for the 2019-20 school year.
Makes conforming changes. Changes the act's long title.
|Intro. by Smith, Tillman, Chaudhuri.||GS 115C|
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Actions on Bills: 2019-06-05
H 57: CREATE TERM FOR PUBLIC SCHS. & CODIFY NCVPS.
H 82: RAILROAD CROSSINGS/ON-TRACK EQUIPMENT.
H 131: REPEAL MAP ACT.
H 179: MINI-TRUCK CLASSIFICATION.
H 228: MODERNIZE LAWS PERTAINING TO NC MEDICAL BOARD.-AB
H 235: Utilities Comm'n Tech. and Add'l Changes.-AB (NEW).
H 301: CIP REVISIONS/JUVENILE CODE.
H 389: ABC/UNIV ATHLETIC FACILITY.
H 399: EXTEND TAX CREDITS/OTHER FINANCE CHANGES. (NEW)
H 402: UNC CAPITAL PROJECTS.
H 415: PHOTOS OF JUVENILES/SHOW-UPS.
H 455: AMEND VARIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS. (NEW)
H 531: PROTECT. TENANTS AT FORECLOSURE ACT RESTORED.
H 537: ALT. HWY USE TAX VEHICLE SUBSCRIPTIONS.
H 548: MODIFY PHYSICAL THERAPY DEFINITION.
H 553: LICENSING CERTAIN FIRE SAFETY EQUIP. WORK.
H 578: MODIFY LEGITIMATIONS PROVISIONS.
H 617: ALLOW REPEAT REFERRAL TO TEEN COURT.
H 664: MYFUTURENC/POSTSECONDARY ATTAINMENT GOAL.
H 812: NUTRIENT OFFSET AMENDMENTS.
H 924: TEACHER CONTRACT CHANGES.
H 1018: OBSERVE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY.
S 11: ABC REGULATION AND REFORM.
S 148: PUBLIC RECORDS/RELEASE OF LEO RECORDINGS.
S 151: BREAK OR ENTER PHARMACY/INCREASE PENALTY.
S 219: MODIFY TEACHER LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.
S 252: DENTAL BILL OF RIGHTS.
S 255: STATE BOARD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT CLAIM.
S 359: BORN-ALIVE ABORTION SURVIVORS PROTECTION ACT.
S 377: MILITARY BASE PROTECTION ACT.
S 381: RECONSTITUTE/CLARIFY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. (NEW)
S 448: AMEND APPT FOR COMPACT ON EDUCATION/MILITARY.
S 500: MODIFY ADVANCED MATH COURSE ENROLLMENT.
S 553: REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 2019.
S 607: PREVENT HIGHWAY TO GENERAL FUND TRANSFERS.
S 679: GA MEET OLD CAPITOL ON D-DAY ANNIVERSARY.
S 680: OBSERVE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY.
Actions on Bills: 2019-06-05
H 9: BESSEMER CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT.
H 201: RANDOLPH CO. REGISTER OF DEEDS TAX CERT. (NEW)
H 336: EXTEND SUSPENSION OF SPENCER MOUNTAIN.
H 349: WILKES COUNTY FIRE TAX-PROCEDURE.
S 138: EVEN-YR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS/TOWN OF BLACK MTN.
S 139: EVEN-YR. MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS/TOWN OF MONTREAT.
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