The Daily Bulletin: 2020-05-19

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-05-19

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 85 (2019-2020) EMISSIONS/LEE, ONSLOW, & ROCKINGHAM COUNTIES. (NEW) Filed Feb 13 2019, AN ACT TO REMOVE LEE, ONSLOW, AND ROCKINGHAM COUNTIES FROM THE MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION PROGRAM.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Further amends GS 143-215.107A by also excluding Lee and Rockingham counties from the motor vehicle emissions inspections requirements. Extends the deadline by which the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must submit a proposed NC State Implementation Plan amendment to no later than December 31, 2020 (was, no later than December 31, 2019. Extends the effective date provisions to the proposed changes to GS 143-215.107A, providing that the changes are effective on the later of either (1) January 1, 2021 (was, January 1, 2020), or (2) the first day of the month that is 60 days after the DEQ Secretary certifies that the US EPA has approved an amendment to the NC State Implementation Plan submitted pursuant to the act.

Changes the act's titles.

Changes the bill classification from a local bill to a public one.

Intro. by Shepard, Cleveland.Lee, Onslow, Rockingham, GS 143
H 1067 (2019-2020) MODERNIZE DEBT SETTLEMENT PROHIBITION. Filed May 12 2020, AN ACT TO MODERNIZE AND EXPAND THE PROHIBITION OF DEBT SETTLEMENT BY MAKING DEBT SETTLEMENT AN UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICE, CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF DEBT SETTLEMENT, EXPANDING CIVIL REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO DEBTORS, LIMITING DEBT SETTLEMENT ACTS THAT ARE AUTHORIZED, AND MAKE OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE AND TECHNICAL CHANGES.

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

Amends GS 75-154 to exclude from those engaged in the business of debt adjusting or debt settlement an attorney-at-law licensed to practice in this State and acting within the attorney-client relationship with the debtor or creditor (was, debtor only), excluding services provided to a debtor by an attorney, or in the name of an attorney, who has entered into any arrangement with a person engaged, directly or through affiliates, in debt adjusting or debt settlement.

Intro. by Howard, Saine, Wray.GS 14, GS 75
H 1079 (2019-2020) VARIOUS SALES TAX CHANGES. Filed May 14 2020, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS SALES AND USE TAX CHANGES, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE REVENUE LAWS STUDY COMMITTEE.

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

Part I.

Amends GS 105-164.4J to establish a grace period for filings beginning on or after February 1, 2020, and ending prior to October 1, 2020, to prohibit the Department of Revenue from taking any action to assess any tax due during the grace period for a person who sells: (1) tangible personal property on behalf of the owner of the tangible personal property, or the owner's estate, whether by auction or through the pricing of items, and the sale was conducted at the owner's home or farm; or (2) fixtures and equipment held for use in operating a retail or wholesale business on behalf of a business, whether by auction or through the pricing of items, and the sale is conducted at the business location (was, limited to a person who conducted a sale of tangible personal property on behalf of the property owner, for which the person was compensated, that was conducted at the owner’s home or farm, regardless of how the sale was conducted). Adds retail sales of inventory that was held for resale to those excluded.

Part II.

Allows a large fulfillment facility a refund of all state and local sales and use tax paid by the large fulfillment facility, or paid by a contractor or subcontractor on the large fulfillment facility's behalf (previously did not include those paid by a contractor or subcontractor), for purchases of items eligible for exemption under amended GS 105-164.13, if the purchase was made on or after April 1, 2020, but before July 1, 2020. No longer specifically bars refunds after this date.

Part III.

Amends the definition of digital audio work in GS 105-164.3 that applies to Article 5 concerning sales and use tax, by requiring that the work result from the fixation of a series of sounds that is transferred electronically (was, just a series of sounds transferred electronically). Also defines transferred electronically as obtained by the purchaser by means other than tangible storage media including delivered or accessed electronically.

Intro. by Howard, Ross, Setzer, Szoka.GS 105
H 1080 (2019-2020) REVENUE LAWS RECOMMENDATIONS. Filed May 14 2020, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE REVENUE LAWS AND TO CODIFY THE INSURANCE REGULATORY CHARGE.

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

Part I. IRC Update

Amends GS 105-228.90 to defines CARES Act as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, PL 116-136, Mar. 27, 2020, 134 Stat. 359. 

Amends GS 105-130.5 to expand the additions to federal taxable income that must be made in determining State corporate net income to include the amount of any expense deducted under the Code to the extent that that payment of the expense results in forgiveness of a covered loan under the specified section of the CARES Act and the income associated with the forgiveness is excluded from gross income under the CARES Act (was, the amount of any forgiveness of indebtedness on a covered loan, as defined in the federal CARES Act, with the intent of decoupling from the loan forgiveness allowed under the federal CARES Act). Makes additional clarifying changes.

Amends GS 105-153.5(c2) to modify the required adjustments to an individual’s gross income, which are decoupled from federal requirements as follows. Adds that for taxable years 2013-2019, a taxpayer must add the amount of any 2018, 2019, or 2020 net operating loss carried back and deducted on a federal return under the specified provision of the CARES Act but not absorbed in that year and carried forward to a subsequent year. Specifies that this addition is not required to the extent an addition is required under GS 105-153.5(c)(6). States the purpose of the adjustment as to decouple from the net operating loss carryback provisions of section 2303 of the CARES Act.  

Further amends GS 105-153.5(c2), adding 12 new decoupling provisions and requiring taxpayers to make the specified additional adjustments to their adjusted gross income as specified relating to deductible 2018, 2019 and 2020 net operating losses, excess business losses, excess net operating loss carryforward deductions, excess interest expense deductions, employer paid qualified education loans excluded from gross income, deductions of qualified charitable contributions, and forgiveness of covered debt on a covered loan. Also require a taxpayer to add the amount of any expenses deducted under the Code to the extent that payment of the expense results in forgiveness of a covered loan (as defined) under the specified section of the CARES Acct and the income associated with the forgiveness is excluded from gross income under the specified section of the CARES Act (was, a taxpayer must add the amount of any forgiveness of indebtedness on a covered loan, with the stated purpose of decoupling from the loan forgiveness allowed under the specified section of the CARES Act). Makes additional clarifying changes.

Part II. Excise Tax Changes

Section 2.11

Amends GS 105-449.69A to require that an application for a temporary licenses for importing, exporting, distributing, or transporting motor fuel in the State in response to a disaster declaration be filed prior to the termination of the state of emergency or disaster declaration (was, must be filed when a state of emergency or disaster declaration is in effect).

Intro. by Howard, Ross, Setzer, Szoka.GS 93B, GS 105, GS 119, GS 153A, GS 160A
H 1152 (2019-2020) EXTEND CERTAIN FILING DEADLINES. Filed May 18 2020, A JOINT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND CERTAIN FILING DEADLINES FOR THE SHORT SESSION.

House committee substitute amends the 1st edition to no longer include an explicit exemption to bill introductions by report of certain House committees from the applicable bill filing deadlines set forth in Resolution 2020-1.

Intro. by Lewis.JOINT RES
H 1161 (2019-2020) FUNDS TO STUDY & ABATE OCULAR MELANOMA. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO STUDY AND ABATE OCULAR MELANOMA IN NORTHERN MECKLENBURG COUNTY.

Identical to  S 760, filed 5/14/20.

Appropriates $100,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services to be allocated to the Nicholas School of the Environment  at Duke University to study the potential causes of and solutions for abating ocular melanoma in the towns of Huntersville and Cornelius and the surrounding area. Requires coordination with the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory in conducting the study and requires employing the specified strategies recommended by the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory. Requires a report on the results of the study to the specified NCGA committee on or before December 1, 2021. Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Clark.APPROP, STUDY
H 1162 (2019-2020) LIVING DONOR PROTECTION ACT. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO PROTECT LIVING DONORS FROM POTENTIAL INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION, TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR UNREIMBURSED MEDICAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM CERTAIN ORGAN AND MARROW DONATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE UP TO THIRTY DAYS' PAID LEAVE TO STATE EMPLOYEES AND OTHER STATE-SUPPORTED PERSONNEL WHO SERVE AS LIVING ORGAN DONORS AND UP TO SEVEN DAYS' PAID LEAVE FOR BONE MARROW DONORS.

Part I

Enacts GS 58-3-25(d) to prohibit an insurer from refusing to insure, limiting coverage to, or discriminating against an individual based solely and without any additional actuarial risks on the status of an individual as a living organ donor, including charging a different amount for the same coverage. Specifies that the protection applies to health benefit plans and life, accident, and health, accident, disability, disability income, and long-term care insurance policies. Defines living organ donor to mean a living individual who donates one or more of that individual's human organs, including bone marrow, to another individual to be transplanted using a medical procedure to the body of that other individual.

Amends GS 131E-294 to include the antidiscrimination provisions concerning living organ donors under GS 58-3-25, as amended, to those provisions applicable to provider sponsored organizations offering Medicare health insurance and health benefits.

Effective 30 days after the act becomes law and applies to insurance contracts issued, renewed, or amended on or after that date.

Part II

Enacts GS 105-153.11 to establish a tax credit for live organ donors at the lesser of the live organ donation expenses or $5,000. Defines live organ donation and live organ donation expenses. Defines live organ donation expenses to include the amount of expenses, including travel, lodging, and lost wages, incurred that are not reimbursed and are directly related to a love organ donation by the taxpayer or another individual the taxpayer is allowed to claim as a dependent. Sets forth limitations and allows for the credit to carry forward for the succeeding five years. Effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2020.

Part III

Enacts GS 126-8.6 to require the State Human Resources Commission (Commission) to adopt rules and policies to provide permanent, full-time State employees with up to 30 days of paid leave to serve as a living organ donor and seven days for serving as a bone marrow donor. Requires the same for permanent, part-time State employees at a pro rated amount. Limits eligibility to employees continuously employed by the State for at least 12 months preceding the first request for organ donation leave. Requires the leave to be available without exhaustion of other sick and vacation leave; to be in addition to shared leave or other leave authorized under state or federal law; to not be used for retirement purposes; and to bear no cash value upon termination. Defines the statute's scope to include all State employees, and all State-supported personnel, with the appropriate governing board adopting rules and policies to provide paid leave for its employees pursuant to the statute. Requires the Commission to annually report to the specified NCGA committee, and all State entities to annually report to the Commission on the leave program.

Amends GS 126-5 to specify that GS 126-8.6 applies to all State employees, public school employees, and community college employees.

Intro. by Shepard, P. Jones, Willingham.GS 58, GS 105, GS 126, GS 131E
H 1163 (2019-2020) GUILFORD FUNDS/CABARRUS LAND/BRUNSW SHELLFISH. (NEW) Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO REALLOCATE CERTAIN WATER AND SEWER FUNDING AND TO TRANSFER CERTAIN PARCELS OF THE STONEWALL JACKSON MANUAL TRAINING AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL PROPERTY TO THE COUNTY OF CABARRUS AND TO CREATE A PILOT PROGRAM FOR SHELLFISH CULTIVATION OR WATER COLUMN LEASES IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY.

Requires that funds allocated to Guilford County and the municipalities of Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, and Summerfield for water and wastewater system improvements by the specified session laws that remain unspent and unencumbered must be reallocated equally to Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, and Summerfield for each municipality's water infrastructure projects. Requires that funds not spent or encumbered by June 30, 2022, be returned by the local governments funded by this act to the Office of State Budget and Management and to revert to the General Fund.

Intro. by Faircloth, Hardister.UNCODIFIED, Guilford
H 1164 (2019-2020) FUND PITT MENTAL HEALTH CT./PRETRIAL PROGRAM. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO BE USED FOR GRANTS TO PITT COUNTY FOR AN INNOVATIVE COURT PILOT PROGRAM AND A PRETRIAL RELEASE PROGRAM AND TO REQUIRE RELATED REPORTING.

Appropriates $50,000 in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in fiscal year 2020-21 to provide a grant to Pitt County to use for an innovative court pilot program. Requires AOC to report, in conjunction with Pitt County, to the specified NCGA committee chairs by March 1, 2021, on program results.

Appropriates $100,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety in fiscal year 2020-21 to provide a grant to Pitt County for pretrial release services. 

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by P. Jones.APPROP, Pitt

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-05-19

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 720 (2019-2020) GSC CONFORMING AMENDS./2019 LAND-USE CHANGES. Filed May 13 2020, AN ACT TO COMPLETE THE CONSOLIDATION OF LAND-USE PROVISIONS INTO ONE CHAPTER OF THE GENERAL STATUTES AS DIRECTED BY S.L. 2019-111, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE GENERAL STATUTES COMMISSION.

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

No longer makes technical and clarifying changes to GS 160D-705.

Modifies proposed GS 160D-1130, narrowing the authorization to now allow the governing board of a city, rather than a local government, or its delegated commission to petition the superior court for the appointment of a receiver to rehabilitate, demolish, or sell a vacant building, structure, or dwelling upon the occurrence of any of the five specified occurrences, each of which is deemed a nuisance per se. Makes conforming changes throughout to refer to a "city" rather than a "local government."

Makes a technical correction to refer to the amendments to GS 160D-1405(c) in Section 48 (was, Section 46) in Section 50(b) of the act regarding their incorporation of sections of GS Chapter 160D enacted in SL 2019-111, their purpose, and their application.

Intro. by Edwards, Wells, D. Davis.GS 6, GS 143, GS 153A, GS 160A, GS 160D, GS 168
S 800 (2019-2020) LAW ENFORCEMENT &AMP TEACHER PROTECTION ACT. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO ENACT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT &AMP TEACHER PROTECTION ACT.

Directs the State Controller to establish the Law Enforcement & Teacher Protection Reserve (Reserve) in the General Fund to maintain federal funds, defined to include those paid from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund and any other flexible federal funds paid to the State for COVID-19 response and Recovery, paid to the State to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak in NC. Restricts uses of Reserve funds to public health and testing; addressing State government operations, education funding, and public safety funding shortfalls; and providing relief to impacted taxpayers. Clarifies that the funds are not appropriations and authorized uses must be consistent with federal law.

Directs the State Controller to transfer the remaining balance of the Coronavirus Relief Reserve established in SL 2020-4 to the Reserve and close the Coronavirus Relief Reserve. Requires any reversions to the Coronavirus Relief Reserve to be deposited in the Reserve. Maintains the validity of SL 2020-4 except as provided. 

Appropriates from the General Fund to the Office of the State Controller $5,000 in nonrecurring funds for the 2019-20 fiscal year to implement the act.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 801 (2019-2020) MILITARY PRESENCE STABILIZATION FUND/FUNDING. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE MILITARY PRESENCE STABILIZATION FUND.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the Military Presence Stabilization Fund a sum sufficient in recurring funds for 2020-21 to sustain and maintain the State's military programs and activities by providing grants for local communities or military installations, updates to strategic planning, federal advocacy, and identification of measures to increase the military value of installations. Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 802 (2019-2020) CAPITAL APPROPRIATION - DATA CENTERS/DIT. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO FUND CERTAIN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AT THE EASTERN AND WESTERN DATA CENTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

Transfers from the General Fund to the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund (Fund) an amount sufficient in nonrecurring funding 2020-21. Appropriates from the Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management a sum sufficient in nonrecurring funding for 2020-21 to be allocated for the following Department of Information Technology projects: improvements at the Eastern Data Center and improvements at the Western Data Center. Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference. Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect. Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 803 (2019-2020) CAPITAL APPROPRIATION - REPAIRS &AMP RENOVATIONS. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO FUND REPAIRS AND RENOVATIONS PROJECTS FOR STATE AGENCIES AND THE CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AND TO ENACT VARIOUS STATUTORY CHANGES RELATING TO FUNDING AND COMMENCING CAPITAL PROJECTS FROM THE STATE CAPITAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND.

Transfers a sum sufficient in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund (Fund) for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Appropriates from the Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) a sum sufficient in nonrecurring funding for the 2020-21 fiscal year to be allocated for repairs and renovation projects pursuant to GS 143C-8-13, governing capital repairs and renovations. Of the appropriated funds, allocates 40% for repairs and renovations at constituent institutions of UNC determined by the Board of Governors (BOG), and 60% for repairs and renovations for State agencies other than UNC. Directs OSBM to consult with or report to the specified NCGA committee as appropriate and consistent with GS 143C-8-13. Directs the BOG to report to the specified NCGA committee consistent with GS 143C-8-13. Requires allocation of a sum sufficient to the Department of Revenue for security improvements at various locations throughout the state. Restricts use of funds that are expended on projects where the recipient intends or expects to receive insurance proceeds or aid or assistance, only to the extent insurance settlements and other aid or assistance are insufficient to cover damages sustained as a result of Hurricane Florence. Effective July 1, 2020.

Amends GS 143C-8-13 to authorize the chancellor of a constituent institution of UNC to pay for capital improvement projects with funds available to the institution whereby (1) the total project costs do not exceed $1 million and the projects are of the 13 types permitted under the statute, regardless of whether the facilities and related infrastructure are supported form the General Fund or the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund; (2) the institution reports to the BOG and specified NCGA division on projects undertaken pursuant to this authority, with specified content included, on a quarterly basis; and (3) funds from a General Fund appropriation that are contractually obligated for a project pursuant to this authority remain available to fund the completion of the project. Requires the BOG to negatively weight the availability of non-State resources and carryforward funds available for repairs and renovations in making campus allocations of funds for capital improvements, and include information about the manner of compliance of this provision with any reporting required by the statute. Makes conforming changes.

Amends GS 143C-8-7 to authorize the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) to use the specified types of available funds under the statute to build equipment structures that meet the description contained in GS 143-138(b4)(1)c. (providing a State Building Code exemption for certain farm buildings which are unoccupied structures built upon State land and administratively allocated to DACS or NC State University and used primarily for forestry production and research or agriculture production and research) on an as-needed basis. Caps such authorized project costs at $125,000.

Enacts GS 143C-8-7.1 to establish procedures for legislative appropriations for capital improvements. Restricts uses to constructing, repairing, or renovating State buildings, utilities, and other capital facilities; for acquiring sites for them where necessary; and for acquiring buildings and land for State government purposes or other authorized purposes. Requires allotments to be issued by the Director of the Budget (Director) upon compliance with the act and prohibits unreasonably withholding allotments. Requires prior approval of the Director for projects financed with self-liquidating appropriations, and requires the Director to report such approval to the specified NCGA committee. Requires expenditures for fixed and movable equipment and furnishings to be approved by the Director prior to commitment of funds; does not require transfer to construction accounts unless at the direction of the Director. Sets project completion requirements and design costs consistent with appropriations provided. Requires disbursement of funds from the Fund for legislatively authorized projects as needed to initiate or advance a capital project, with funds authorized for a particular project remaining in the Fund until disbursement is necessary to satisfy financial obligations for the project.

Amends GS 143C-8-12 and GS 143C-3-3 to clarify that neither statute prohibits BOG expenditures or requests for planning for a project legislatively authorized and funded with an allocation from the Fund.

Amends GS 143C-4-3.1, which governs the Fund, to explicitly allow funds of the Fund to be used for broadband infrastructure projects funded through appropriations to the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology Fund, and for projects and grants identified in the Current Operations Appropriations Act. Adds that funds appropriated for a project that are unspent and unencumbered upon completion revert to the Fund. Adds new authority for OSBM to reallocate appropriations from the Fund between projects to meet cash flow requirements for a project so long as five specified criteria are met, including that the amount reallocated cannot be used to expand the scope of the project and a project cannot begin until the fiscal year legislatively authorized.

Amends GS 143-341 to modify the powers and duties of the Department of Administration regarding certification that the statement of needs for projects, other than a project of UNC for which advance planning has not been completed, is feasible. Now excludes from the Department's certification duties requests for appropriations below the formal project limit set by the State Building Commission, rather than below $100,000.

Reenacts and incorporates the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C.

Deems departmental receipts appropriated for the 2020-21 fiscal year to implement the act. 

Provides for the continued validity of 2019 Regular Session legislation expressly appropriating funds to a State entity covered by the act except where expressly repealed or amended.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP, GS 143, GS 143C
S 804 (2019-2020) CAPITAL APPROPRIATION - DIX RELOCATION. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS RELATED TO THE RELOCATION OF THE DOROTHEA DIX CAMPUS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Transfers from the General Fund to the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund (Fund) a sum sufficient in nonrecurring funding for 2020-21. Appropriates from the Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management a sum sufficient in nonrecurring funding for 2020-21 be allocated for the Dorothea Dix campus relocation project with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference. Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 805 (2019-2020) CAPITAL APPROPRIATION - RAISE THE AGE/DPS. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES IMPLEMENTING RAISE THE AGE.

Transfers from the General Fund to the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund (Fund) an amount sufficient in nonrecurring funding for 2020-21. Appropriates from the Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management an amount sufficient in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 to be allocated to the following projects at the Department of Public Safety: Perquimans Youth Detention Center for raise the age modification, juvenile detention beds in Moore County, and construction completion of the Youth Detention Center in Rockingham County.

Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference. Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 806 (2019-2020) CAPITAL APPROPRIATION - WESTERN CAROLINA UNIV. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO FUND CERTAIN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AT WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY.

Transfers from the General Fund to the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund (Fund) an amount sufficient in nonrecurring funding for 2020-21. Appropriates from the Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management an amount sufficient in nonrecurring funding for 2020-21 to be allocated for the steam plant project at Western Carolina University.

Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference. Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 807 (2019-2020) SAVINGS RESERVE/ADDITIONAL FUNDING. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO TRANSFER ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO THE SAVINGS RESERVE.

Requires the State Controller to transfer an additional $623 million in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 to the Savings Reserve. Specifies that this is not an "appropriation made by law" as used in Article V of the State Constitution. Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 808 (2019-2020) MEDICAID FUNDING ACT (NEW). Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE DOROTHEA DIX CAMPUS RELOCATION PROJECT AND FOR NORTH CAROLINA FAMILIES ACCESSING SERVICES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY (NC FAST); APPROPRIATING CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND CRISIS SERVICES, EARLY CHILDHOOD INITIATIVES, AND COVID-19 TESTING, CONTACT TRACING, AND TRENDS TRACKING AND ANALYSIS; APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAID PROGRAM AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MEDICAID TRANSFORMATION; AND MAKING MEDICAID TRANSFORMATION-RELATED CHANGES.

To be summarized.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.
S 809 (2019-2020) SALARY-RELATED CONTRIB/DEBT SERVICE FUNDS. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE STATE EMPLOYER SALARY-RELATED RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE STATE CAPITAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE FUND FOR THE STATE'S DEBT SERVICE OBLIGATIONS.

Amends Section 3.15(c) of SL 2019-209 to increase the State's employer contribution rates for retirement benefits for the 2020-21 fiscal year for the retirement systems for teachers and state employees from 14.36% to 14.78% of covered salaries, State law enforcement officers from 14.36% to 14.78% of covered salaries, and the Consolidated Judicial Retirement System from 36% to 36.44% of covered salaries. Makes conforming changes. Transfers from the General Fund to the Reserve for State Employer Retirement Contributions a sum sufficient in recurring funding for the 2020-21 fiscal year to implement the act.

Transfers from the General Fund to the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund (Fund) a sum sufficient in recurring funding for the 2020-21 fiscal year to meet the State's debt service obligations. Appropriates from the Fund a sum sufficient in recurring funding for the 2020-21 fiscal year for Federal Debt Service. Appropriates from the Fund a sum sufficient in recurring funding for the 2020-21 fiscal year for General Debt Service. Effective July 1, 2020.

Amends Section 1.1(a) of SL 2019-242 to reduce the appropriations made for the 2020-21 fiscal year for the General Debt Service and Federal Debt Service budgets. Makes conforming changes. Effective July 1, 2019.

Deems departmental receipts appropriated for the 2020-21 fiscal year to implement the act. 

Reenacts and incorporates the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C.

Provides for the continued validity of 2019 Regular Session legislation expressly appropriating funds to a State entity covered by the act except where expressly repealed or amended.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 810 (2019-2020) WATER/WASTEWATER PUBLIC ENTERPRISE REFORM. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO IMPROVE VIABILITY OF THE WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS OF CERTAIN UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT BY REQUIRING LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION APPROVAL OF GRANT APPLICATIONS; TO REQUIRE CERTAIN WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS TO UNDERGO A REVIEW OF INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT, AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT; TO CREATE THE VIABLE UTILITY RESERVE TO PROVIDE GRANT MONEY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS; TO PROVIDE A STATUTORY PROCESS FOR MERGER AND DISSOLUTION OF WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS ESTABLISHED UNDER CHAPTER 162A OF THE GENERAL STATUTES; TO PROMOTE THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS TO THE OPERATION OF WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS; AND TO STUDY SUBBASIN TRANSFERS AND HISTORICAL CHARTERS.

Part I

Section 1

Makes the following changes to GS Chapter 159G, Water Infrastructure.

Amends GS 159G-20 to define distressed unit and Viable Utility Reserve. Modifies the term local government unit to also include a metropolitan water and sewerage district. Makes organizational changes and updates GS Chapter 162A Article and GS Chapter 160A references.

Amends GS 159G-22 to establish the Viability Utility Reserve (Reserve) account within the Water Infrastructure Fund to receive appropriated State funds. Specifies that credited revenue to the account is neither received from the federal government nor provided as a match for federal funds. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to establish accounts within the Reserve to administer grants for public water systems or wastewater systems owned by local government units. 

Amends GS 159G-30 to include the administration of grants made from the Reserve, through the Division of Water Infrastructure (Division), in DEQ's responsibilities. Makes clarifying and technical changes.

Amends GS 159G-31 to establish that a local government unit, as now defined, is eligible to apply for a grant from the Reserve.

Amends GS 159G-32 to specify five authorized uses for grants from the Reserve, including rehabilitating existing public water or wastewater infrastructure, decentralizing an existing public water or wastewater system, and funding a study of rates, asset inventory and assessment, or merger and regionalization options.

Enacts GS 159G-34.5, detailing three types of authorized Reserve grants: (1) an asset assessment and rate study grant, (2) a merger/regionalization feasibility grant, and (3) a project grant. Authorizes Reserve grants to be awarded to a regional council or government or a regional planning commission if DEQ and the Local Government Commission determine it is in the best interest of the local government unit. Requires separate accounts in the Reserve for each type of grant.

Amends GS 159G-35 to require the Local Government Commission and the State Water Infrastructure Authority (Authority) to jointly develop evaluation criteria to review grant applications and award grants from the Reserve as provided in GS 159G-39, as amended. Makes clarifying changes.

Amends GS 159G-36 to prohibit the amount of a Reserve grant from exceeding the construction costs of a project. Specifies that grant availability is limited to the extent that other funding sources are not reasonably available to the applicant. Caps grants from the Reserve to any single local government unit at $15 million, and at $30 million where two or more governmental units are merging into a single utility.

Expands the application provisions set forth in GS 159G-37 concerning loans and grants from other Reserves under the Chapter to include applications for grants from the Reserve.

Amends GS 159G-39 to require the Local Government Commission to approve the grant award and terms before a grant can be awarded. Authorizes DEQ and the Local Government Commission to impose specific performance measures or conditions on a Reserve grant, in their discretion.

Enacts GS 159G-45 to require the Authority and the Local Government Commission to develop criteria for assessment and review of local government units to identify distressed units, defined as a public water or wastewater system exhibiting signs of failure to identify or address those financial or operating needs necessary to enable that system to become or to remain a local government unit generating sufficient revenues to adequately fund management and operations, personnel, appropriate levels of maintenance, and reinvestment that facilitate the provision of reliable water or wastewater services. Details five components which the criteria should address, including whether the public water or wastewater system has an established, operational, and adequately funded program for its repair, maintenance, and management. Requires distressed units to take certain actions, as described, including developing an action plan for short- and long-term infrastructure repair, maintenance and management, continuing education of the governing board and system operating staff, and long-term financial management. Also requires distressed units to conduct an asset assessment and rate study, and participate in a training and educational program. Provides that once the requirements are met, the local government unit is no longer identified as a distressed unit for the remainder of that assessment and review cycle. Requires the assessment and review cycle of local government units to be no less than every two years, with frequency to be established by the Authority and the Local Government Commission.

Effective October 1, 2020.

Section 2

Enacts Article 10, Dissolution and Merger of Units, to GS Chapter 162A. Defines unit as the same entities created under GS Chapter 162A that are included in the term local government unit under GS Chapter 159G, as amended. Details information which must be provided to the Environmental Management Commission (Commission) prior to any action under the Article to merge or dissolve. Requires the Commission to provide a copy of the information submitted to DEQ and the Local Government Commission upon receipt of a request to dissolve or merge. Specifies notice requirements for district boards of affected units and any other governing boards affected upon confirmation of the time and place for a public hearing on dissolution or merger. 

Authorizes a unit to merge with any other unit, county, city, consolidated city-county, sanitary district, or  joint agency, as described, (1)  if the merger is a condition of receiving a grant from the Reserve or (2) upon approval of the Commission, in consultation with DEQ and the Local Government Commission. Provides for the the transfer of assets, liabilities, and obligations by resolution of the Commission, as specified, and details dissolving a unit upon satisfaction of certain criteria. 

Authorizes a unit to be dissolved (1) if the merger is a condition of receiving a grant from the Reserve or (2) in order to merge with another unit, county, city, consolidated city-county, sanitary district, or joint agency, as described, and establish a new entity upon approval of the Commission, in consultation with DEQ and the Local Government Commission. Provides for the the transfer of assets, liabilities, and obligations by resolution of the Commission, as specified, and dissolving a unit.

Establishes the effective date for merger or dissolution upon the adoption of a resolution by the Commission to be fixed as of June 30 following the adoption or the second June 30 following the adoption of the resolution. Details the effect of a merger or dissolution upon adoption of a resolution by the Commission and authorizes all governing boards and district boards to take actions and execute the documents necessary to effectuate the described provisions. 

Effective October 1, 2020.

Section 3

Enacts Part 5, Water and Wastewater Systems, to Article 20, GS Chapter 160A. Sets forth defined terms. Authorizes interlocal cooperation between local government units for any purpose. Makes the joint exercise of powers provisions of Part 1 of Article 20 apply when two or more local government units agree to contract for one or more undertaking under new Part 5. 

Effective October 1, 2020.

Section 4

Directs DEQ to study the statutes and rules governing subbasin transfers. Details requirements of the study, including whether the costs of complying with specific statutory requirements are worth the benefits of the requirements. Requires DEQ to submit a report to the Commission by October 1, 2020.

Section 5

Directs the Department of State Treasurer to study the feasibility of authorizing historical charts for local government units that have become or may become defunct. Details requirements of the study, including the consequences of such charters. Requires the Department of State Treasurer to report to the General Assembly by December 1, 2020.

Section 6

Repeals Section 14 (Water/Wastewater Public Enterprise Reform) of SB 553 (Regulatory Reform Act of 2019) if that act becomes law.

Part II

Section 7

Appropriates sufficient funds on a recurring basis from the General Fund to DEQ for the 2020-21 fiscal year for the Reserve.

Part III

Section 8

Reenacts and incorporates by reference the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C.

Section 9

Provides for the continued validity of 2019 legislation expressly appropriating funds to a State entity covered by the act unless expressly repealed or amended.

Section 10

Provides for Parts II and III of the act to become effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP, STUDY, GS 159G, GS 160A, GS 162A
S 811 (2019-2020) CONNECT NC PARK FACILITIES OPERATING RESERVES. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES FOR THE CONNECT NC PARK FACILITIES OPERATING RESERVES.

Appropriates an amount sufficient for the purposes of the act from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for the Connect NC Park Facilities Operating Reserves. Requires recurring funds to be used to fund up to 19 positions and operational needs of the specified parks. Require nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 to be used to fund equipment and other nonrecurring expenses of the same specified parks.

Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference.

Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 812 (2019-2020) AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES CENTER FUNDS. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES CENTER.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services an amount sufficient for a recurring funds for a full-time manager for the Agricultural Sciences Center (Center) and nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 for equipment, moving costs, and other nonrecurring expenses associated with opening the Center.

Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference.

Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 813 (2019-2020) UNC BUILDING RESERVE/CERTAIN PROJECT/FY 20-21. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA BUILDING RESERVE FOR CERTAIN BUILDING PROJECTS.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors an amount sufficient in recurring and nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 for the Building Reserve to be used for the operation and maintenance of specified building projects at East Carolina University, NC School of Science and Mathematics, NC State University, UNC-Asheville, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Wilmington, UNC School of the Arts, Western Carolina University and Winston-Salem State University.

Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference.

Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 814 (2019-2020) NC PROMISE TUITION PLAN FUNDS. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE NC PROMISE TUITION PLAN.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors an amount sufficient in recurring funds for 2020-21 to be allocated for the NC Promise Tuition Plan. Appropriates departmental receipts for 2020-21 up to the amounts needed to implement the act for 2020-21.

States the NCGA's intent to appropriate from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors funds in the specified amounts for 2021-22 through 2024-25 to "buy down" any financial obligations incurred by Elizabeth City State University, UNC-Pembroke, and Western Carolina University for the NC Promise Tuition Plan. States the NCGA's intent for 2024-25 and subsequent fiscal years, that the net appropriation for the "buy down" of any financial obligations incurred by those same universities for the NC Promise Tuition Plan not exceed $81.4 million in recurring funds.

Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference.

Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 815 (2019-2020) FUNDS FOR NCSSM-MORGANTON CAMPUS/FY 2020-2021. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE MORGANTON CAMPUS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors an amount sufficient in recurring funds for 2020-21 to be allocated to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics for operating expenses, equipment, and supplies, and to establish 46 new positions at the Morganton campus.

Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference.

Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 816 (2019-2020) CC FUNDS/CIHS FUNDS/CR FUNDS AND OFFSETS. (NEW) Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR ENROLLMENT GROWTH AT NORTH CAROLINA'S COMMUNITY COLLEGES, TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR ADDITIONAL COOPERATIVE INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOLS, TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO REPORT ON THE FUNDING FOR COOPERATIVE INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOLS BY DEVELOPMENT TIER AREA LOCATION, TO PLACE A MORATORIUM ON NEW COOPERATIVE INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOLS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR, TO LIMIT APPROVALS FOR CERTAIN NEW COOPERATIVE INNOVATIVE HIGH SCHOOLS, AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND TO BE USED TO OFFSET GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS ACROSS STATE GOVERNMENT FOR ALLOWABLE EXPENDITURES.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the Community Colleges System Office an amount sufficient in recurring funds for 2020-21 to fully fund enrollment growth at the State's community colleges. Appropriates departmental receipts for 2020-21 up to the amounts needed to implement the act for 2020-21.

Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference.

Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 817 (2019-2020) FUNDS FOR UNC ENROLLMENT GROWTH/FY 2020-2021. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO FULLY FUND ENROLLMENT GROWTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors an amount sufficient in recurring funds for 2020-21 to fully fund enrollment growth at the University of North Carolina. Appropriates departmental receipts for 2020-21 up to the amounts needed to implement the act for 2020-21.

Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference.

Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 818 (2019-2020) COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. (NEW) Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPENSATION OF CERTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.

Appropriates from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction for 2020-21 an amount sufficient in recurring funds for an increase in average daily membership (ADM), as reflected in the revised allotted 2020-21 ADM. Specifies that the appropriation includes adjustments to multiple position, dollar, and categorical allotments.

Reenacts the provisions of the State Budget Act, GS Chapter 143C, and incorporates them into this act by reference.

Provides that except where expressly repealed or amended by this act, the provisions of any other legislation enacted during the 2019 Regular Session expressly appropriating funds to an agency, a department, or an institution covered under this act, remain in effect.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 820 (2019-2020) STUDY BUDGET SAVINGS/STATE CONTRACTS. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE STUDY COMMISSION ON STATE GOVERNMENT CONTRACT SAVINGS TO STUDY STATE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING METHODOLOGIES AND PRACTICES THAT WILL GENERATE BUDGETARY SAVINGS AND EFFICIENCIES FOR THE STATE.

Establishes the Study Commission on State Government Contract Savings (Commission) to study and make recommendations on: (1) ways to generate State budgetary savings through potential renegotiation and modification of existing State contracts valued at $20 million or more, (2) the best contract engagement methods for new State contracts valued at less than $20 million, (3) State agencies failing to use existing State Term Contracts to procure common goods and services, (4) redundant State agency contracts that may be consolidated into State Term Contracts managed by the Department of Administration, and (5) any other relevant matters. Sets out membership of the Commission. Sets out meeting requirements, including that the Commission must first meet within 30 days of when this act becomes law. Specifies that the Commission's work product is not subject to the provisions of GS Chapter 132 (Public Records).

Includes provisions governing meeting space, funding from the Legislative Services Commission, and assignment of professional and clerical staff. Requires the Office of State Auditor, Office of State Budget and Management, and the Fiscal Research Division to provide support to the Commission. 

Requires the Commission to report quarterly and a final report to the NCGA by May 1, 2021. Terminates the Commission upon the earlier of May 1, 2021, or upon the filing of the final report.

Appropriates $200,000 for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the NCGA to fund the Commission's work. Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Lowe.STUDY
S 821 (2019-2020) PAY INCREASES/DMV LICENSE & THEFT BUREAU. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO AWARD COMPENSATION INCREASES TO STATE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SERVING IN THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, LICENSE AND THEFT BUREAU.

Effective July 1, 2020, allocates $1.7 million of the funds appropriated from the Highway Fund to the Department of Transportation (DOT) in SL 2019-231 (DOT Budget for the 2019-21 Biennium) for the 2020-21 fiscal year to award compensation increases to eligible License and Theft Bureau (Bureau) law enforcement officers as provided. Requires increases to follow salary grade requirements set by the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR). Effective July 1, 2020, requires the Director of the Bureau to award any State employee employed in a position within the Bureau as a sworn law enforcement officer on June 30, 2020, a salary increase based on years of service in law enforcement and educational degree, as outlined in requirements and guidance set by OSHR, as well as any salary adjustment otherwise allowed or provided by law. Directs DOT to report to the NCGA by October 1, 2020, on the pay increases.

Intro. by Sawyer.APPROP, UNCODIFIED
S 822 (2019-2020) CARES ACT FUNDS FOR WINSTON-SALEM. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FEDERAL CARES ACT FUNDS TO THE CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM TO BE USED TO PREVENT COMMUNITY SPREAD OF COVID-19.

Identical to H 1144, filed 5/14/2020.

Directs the State Controller to transfer $30 million from the Local Government Coronavirus Relief Reserve to the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Appropriates $30 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) in nonrecurring funds for the 2020-21 year to be allocated to the City of Winston-Salem (City) to be used for expenditures consistent with the most recently published US Treasury Department guidance for the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund created under the CARES Act. Makes the City liable to the State for any misuse or mishandling of the funds and makes the funds subject to clawback and other appropriate measures. Makes City officers, officials, and employees who violate this act subject to a civil action by the State and holds them personally liable to reimburse the State. Requires the City to report quarterly beginning October 1, 2020, to OSBM on the use of allocated funds until all funds are expended and accounted for.

Makes the guidance, reporting, and audit requirements contained in specified provisions of SL 2020-4 (the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act) applicable to this act.

Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Lowe.APPROP, Forsyth

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-05-19

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 1153 (2019-2020) IREDELL-STATESVILLE BD. OF ED/ELECTION METHOD. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A VOTER REFERENDUM ON CHANGING THE METHOD OF ELECTION OF THE IREDELL-STATESVILLE SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION FROM PARTISAN TO NONPARTISAN.

Subject to approval by voters during the November 3, 2020 election, makes the following changes.

Amends Section 3.5 of SL 2015-35, as amended, to require that beginning in 2022, members of the Iredell-Statesville Schools Board of Education (Board of Education) be elected on a nonpartisan plurality basis instead of a partisan basis. Sets out deadlines for filing notice of candidacy. Makes additional conforming changes. Specifies that the act does not affect the terms of office of anyone elected to the Board of Education in 2018 or 2020. Requires each member elected in 2018 or 2020, or any member appointed to fill a vacancy for such a member, to serve until a successor has been elected and qualified.

Amends GS 115C-37.1, effective the first Monday in December of 2022, to exclude Iredell County from the statute (which concerns vacancies in offices of county boards elected on partisan basis in certain counties).

Intro. by Fraley, McNeely.Iredell, GS 115C
H 1154 (2019-2020) GREATER ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT FURTHER STAGGERING THE TERMS OF SOME MEMBERS OF THE GREATER ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE INCREASED CONTINUITY OF SERVICE ON THE AUTHORITY.

Amends Section 1.4 of SL 2012-121, as amended, by deleting outdated language related to members serving as Asheville Regional Airport Authority members when the act became law, those with terms that expired in 2012, and those with terms that expired in 2014.

Requires the following appointments to the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. (1) One member appointed by majority vote of the other six members of the Authority appointed to a term beginning on July 1, 2020, and expiring on June 30, 2021. Requires, upon the expiration of the one-year term, that one member be appointed by majority vote of the other six members of the Authority to serve a four-year term. (2) One registered voter of the City of Asheville appointed by the Asheville City Council appointed to a term beginning on July 1, 2020, and expiring on June 30, 2023. Requires, upon the expiration of the three-year term, appointment of one registered voter of the City of Asheville by the Asheville City Council for a four-year term. (3) One registered voter of Henderson County appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Henderson County for a term beginning July 1, 2020, and expiring on June 30, 2023. Requires, upon the expiration of the three-year term, one registered voter of Henderson County to be appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Henderson County for a four-year term.

Specifies that except as provided above, that Section of 1.4 of SL 2012-121, as amended, concerning membership of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority, applies to the appointment of members who are appointed in this act. 

Intro. by McGrady, Fisher.Buncombe, Henderson
H 1155 (2019-2020) NO SP. ELECTION CERTAIN VACANCY/TOWN OF WATHA. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT NO SPECIAL ELECTION IS REQUIRED IN THE TOWN OF WATHA WHEN A VACANCY OCCURS IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR OR COMMISSIONER DURING THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF A FOUR-YEAR TERM FOR THAT OFFICE.

Amends the Watha Town Charter, SL 1909-158, as amended, by adding that when there is a vacancy in the office of mayor or in one or more offices of town commissioner during the first two years of a four year term, the person appointed to fill the vacancy serves the remainder of the expired term without holding a special election.

Intro. by C. Smith.Pender
H 1156 (2019-2020) CASWELL CTY/REFERENDUM ON COUNTYWIDE ZONING. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CASWELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO CONDUCT AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM ON THE ADOPTION OF A COUNTYWIDE ZONING ORDINANCE.

Authorizes the Caswell County Board of Commissioners to direct the County Board of Elections to hold an advisory referendum on whether to adopt a countywide zoning ordinance to implement zoning regulations for all unincorporated areas of Caswell County. Requires the Board of Commissioners to use the results of the referendum to determine residents' desires on zoning but specifies that the results are not legally binding on the Board of Commissioners as to its authority to adopt zoning and development regulation ordinances. Sets out the ballot language. Requires the referendum to be conducted on or before December 31, 2020.

Intro. by Meyer.Caswell
H 1157 (2019-2020) ABOLISH CORONER IN VARIOUS COUNTIES. (NEW) Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT ABOLISHING THE OFFICE OF CORONER IN AVERY, BLADEN, HOKE, AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES.

As title indicates.

Intro. by Brewer.Montgomery
H 1158 (2019-2020) MUNICIPAL TAX CERTIFICATION. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO HELP MUNICIPALITIES COLLECT DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES.

Applicable to Edgecombe, Franklin, and Nash Counties only, amends GS 161-31 regarding the information a county board of commissioners can require a county tax collector to certify for any deed transferring real property prior to registration. Clarifies that the county tax collector must certify that no delinquent ad valorem county taxes and no delinquent ad valorem municipal taxes are a lien on the property described in the deed. Additionally, requires the county board of commissioner's resolution instituting the certification requirement to direct how the county tax collector is to receive the certification regarding ad valorem municipal taxes if the county tax collector is not charged with collection for a municipality in the county. Further clarifies that the county tax collector must certify that no other taxes with which the collector is charged are a lien on the property described in the deed (previously, could be construed to have been limited to certification of other delinquent taxes with which the collector is charged). 

Intro. by Barnes, Gailliard.Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, GS 161
H 1159 (2019-2020) ADD MEMBERS/JOHNSTON CNTY. AIRPORT AUTHORITY. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL MEMBERS TO THE JOHNSTON COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

Amends Section 2 of SL 1971-624, increasing membership of the Johnston County Airport Authority (Authority) from five to seven members appointed by the Johnston County Board of Commissioners (Board) for staggered four-year terms. Eliminates outdated language concerning initial membership. 

Requires the Board to appoint two additional members to the Authority within 90 days of the date the act becomes law to serve staggered terms expiring April 30, 2022, and March 31, 2024.

Intro. by Strickland, Bell, White.Johnston
H 1160 (2019-2020) LAKE NORMAN SKIER SAFETY. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE USE OF SKIER DOWN FLAGS ON LAKE NORMAN.

Identical to S 798, filed 5/19/20.

Applicable only to the waters of Lake Norman in Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln and Mecklenburg Counties, requires watercraft operators to display a red or orange flag of at least 12 inches by 12 inches when any person leaves the watercraft, other than a personal watercraft, on the waters of Lake Norman and enters the water between sunrise and sunset. Requires the flag to be visible for 360 degrees. Excludes moored or anchored watercraft. Does not require flag display when the watercraft is engaged in towing a person but does require flag display when the person has ceased being towed and has reentered the water. Prohibits knowingly operating any watercraft within 50 yards of a flag displayed as required by the act at a speed in excess of a no-wake speed. Provides for the act's enforcement by wildlife protectors and law enforcement officers of the State and its subdivisions under GS 75A-17 as if it were a provision of GS Chapter 75A. Makes violations of the act a Class 3 misdemeanor. Effective April 1, 2021, and applies to offenses occurring on or after that date.

Intro. by McNeely, Fraley.Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg
H 1165 (2019-2020) MODIFY CITY COUNCIL/CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO MODIFY THE PROCESS FOR FILLING VACANCIES AND ESTABLISH TWO AT-LARGE SEATS ON THE CITY COUNCIL IN THE CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM.

Incorporates by reference Sections 1 through 3 of SL 1971-1248 into new Section 12K of the Charter of the City of Winston-Salem, codified as Section 12K, SL 1927-232, as amended. Organizes the provisions as subsections (a) through (c) of Section 12K, SL 1927-232, as amended. Modifies the provisions as follows.

Amends Section 1 (now subsection (a) of Section 12K) to replace references to the the Winston-Salem Board of Alderman with the Winston-Salem City Council. Requires the City Council to adopt a resolution calling for a special primary or election when there is a vacancy on the Council when the unexpired vacancy is for twelve months or more.  The election is to be held in the ward represented by the vacating member. Sets out terms for calculating when a vacancy begins if the vacancy is due to resignation. Sets out when the candidate elected is to be installed. Establishes additional requirements for conducting the election and setting the date for the election and candidate filings, and requires the Council to reimburse the Forsyth County Board of Elections for the costs of the primary and election. Makes conforming changes to Sections 2 and 3 (now subsections (b) and (c) of Section 12K). Applies to vacancies existing on or after the date the act becomes law.

Amends Paragraph 2 of Section 12A of SL 1927-232, as amended, to provide for the election of ten rather than eight city council members for the City of Winston-Salem to include two at-large members who are city residents. Requires the at-large members to be elected by the qualified voters of the entire City of Winston-Salem. Requires election of the two at-large members during a special primary election held by September 8, 2020.

Applies to elections held on or after the date the act becomes law.

Intro. by Montgomery.Forsyth

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-05-19

LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 796 (2019-2020) CARTERET CO. BD. OF EDUC. DISTRICTS. (NEW) Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE DISTRICTS AND ELECTION METHODS FOR THE CARTERET COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION ARE THE SAME AS THOSE FOR THE CARTERET COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.

Sets out the purpose of the act.

Allows Craven County to adopt ordinances and extend applicable County ordinances so that the ordinances have full force and effect in the Fairfield Harbour waters, subject to the limitation that if any ordinance adopted by the County conflicts with a rule or statute adopted a by State or federal agency, then the State or federal rule or statute prevails over the County ordinance to the extent of the conflict. Prohibits adopting or extending an ordinance to apply to the Fairfield Harbour waters that would interfere or limit public trust rights of the people of the State or legal rights of access to such public trust areas in any way. Defines Fairfield Harbour waters

Gives Craven County law enforcement officers, in addition to their authority within the land area of Fairfield Harbour, authority to enforce ordinances adopted or extended under this act, subject to the limitations of their subject matter jurisdiction and any existing enforcement authority in those areas held by State or federal agencies. Also allows Craven County to also enter into enforcement and mutual aid agreements with State and federal agencies to cooperatively enforce navigation, boating, water safety, resource protection, recreation, access, and public safety laws and regulations.

Allows Craven County to hire or appoint one or more harbor masters. Gives the harbor master and other officers hired or appointed under this act powers to patrol and enforce the laws in Fairfield Harbour waters and the adjacent shoreline and set out additional powers given to the harbor master and other hired officers. 

Intro. by Sanderson.Craven
S 797 (2019-2020) DAVIDSON/DEMOLITION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DAVIDSON TO ADOPT ORDINANCES REGULATING THE DEMOLITION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES.

Adds the Town of Davidson to the towns authorized to adopt ordinances regulating the demolition of historic structures within their corporate limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction, as prescribed in SL 2007-66, as amended. SL 2007-66 describes historic structures governed under the authority granted and includes notice and hearing requirements towns must adhere to prior to the adoption of an ordinance under the act.

Intro. by Marcus.Mecklenburg
S 798 (2019-2020) LAKE NORMAN SKIER SAFETY. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE USE OF SKIER DOWN FLAGS ON LAKE NORMAN.

Applicable only to the waters of Lake Norman in Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln and Mecklenburg Counties, requires watercraft operators to display a red or orange flag of at least 12 inches by 12 inches when any person leaves the watercraft, other than a personal watercraft, on the waters of Lake Norman and enters the water between sunrise and sunset. Requires the flag to be visible for 360 degrees. Excludes moored or anchored watercraft. Does not require flag display when the watercraft is engaged in towing a person but does require flag display when the person has ceased being towed and has reentered the water. Prohibits knowingly operating any watercraft within 50 yards of a flag displayed as required by the act at a speed in excess of a no-wake speed. Provides for the act's enforcement by wildlife protectors and law enforcement officers of the State and its subdivisions under GS 75A-17 as if it were a provision of GS Chapter 75A. Makes violations of the act a Class 3 misdemeanor. Effective April 1, 2021, and applies to offenses occurring on or after that date.

Intro. by Sawyer.Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg
S 799 (2019-2020) TEMP EXTENSION: PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT PERIOD. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO EXTEND THE PERIOD TO ESTABLISH A SCHEDULE OF DISCOUNTS TO BE APPLIED TO PROPERTY TAXES PAID PRIOR TO THE DUE DATE FOR PITT COUNTY.

Requires Pitt County to adopt a resolution or ordinance establishing a schedule of tax prepayment discounts, specifying the amount of discounts to be applied to taxes paid prior to the due date prescribed by State law and the periods of time during which the discounts are applicable. Requires the resolution or ordinance to be adopted no later than the 13th day of June preceding the due date of the taxes to which the schedule first applies.

Deems any taxpayer who pays 2020 taxes to Pitt County prior to the due date and prior to the publishing of the new discount to be entitled to the discount in effect at the time payment was made.

Applies only to the 2020 process of adopting a resolution to set the discount to be applied to taxes paid prior to the due date.

Intro. by D. Davis.Pitt
S 819 (2019-2020) AUTHORIZE TEACHER-GOV'T EMP'EE HOUSING/BERTIE. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE WINDSOR TOWNSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AND BERTIE COUNTY TO COLLABORATE TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING UNITS TO TEACHERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

Identical to S 8, filed 1/30/19.

Amends SL 1965-559, Section 2, as amended, enacting new Section 2.1, granting the Windsor Township Development Commission (Commission) the authority to acquire and hold title to real and personal property, and to borrow money and incur debt, for public purposes, including the construction and maintaining of affordable rental housing units for employees of Bertie County, Bertie County schools, the Town of Windsor, and State employees residing in Bertie County. Grants the Commission the authority to enter into leases, management agreements, and similar arrangements with Bertie County to manage, lease, and maintain these rental housing units. Grants the Commission the authority to accept grants or donations of money contributed for public purposes. 

Grants Bertie County the authority to enter into leases, management agreements, or similar arrangements with the Commission for the County to manage, lease, and maintain these rental housing units. Directs Bertie County to restrict the rental of these units to Bertie County Public Schools teachers and employees, unless units cannot be filled by school employees, in which case units are to be rented to employees of Bertie County, the Town of Windsor, and State employees residing in Bertie County. 

Does not exempt these affordable housing units from compliance with applicable building codes, zoning ordinances, or and other health and safety regulations.

Intro. by Smith.Bertie
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: 2020-05-19

PUBLIC BILLS

H 85: EMISSIONS/LEE, ONSLOW, & ROCKINGHAM COUNTIES. (NEW)

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

H 1067: MODERNIZE DEBT SETTLEMENT PROHIBITION.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 1079: VARIOUS SALES TAX CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 1080: REVENUE LAWS RECOMMENDATIONS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 1152: EXTEND CERTAIN FILING DEADLINES.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled
    House: Ratified
    House: Ch. Res 2020-2

H 1161: FUNDS TO STUDY & ABATE OCULAR MELANOMA.

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

H 1162: LIVING DONOR PROTECTION ACT.

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

H 1163: GUILFORD FUNDS/CABARRUS LAND/BRUNSW SHELLFISH. (NEW)

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

H 1164: FUND PITT MENTAL HEALTH CT./PRETRIAL PROGRAM.

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

S 720: GSC CONFORMING AMENDS./2019 LAND-USE CHANGES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Judiciary

S 800: LAW ENFORCEMENT &AMP TEACHER PROTECTION ACT.

    Senate: Filed

S 801: MILITARY PRESENCE STABILIZATION FUND/FUNDING.

    Senate: Filed

S 802: CAPITAL APPROPRIATION - DATA CENTERS/DIT.

    Senate: Filed

S 803: CAPITAL APPROPRIATION - REPAIRS &AMP RENOVATIONS.

    Senate: Filed

S 804: CAPITAL APPROPRIATION - DIX RELOCATION.

    Senate: Filed

S 805: CAPITAL APPROPRIATION - RAISE THE AGE/DPS.

    Senate: Filed

S 806: CAPITAL APPROPRIATION - WESTERN CAROLINA UNIV.

    Senate: Filed

S 807: SAVINGS RESERVE/ADDITIONAL FUNDING.

    Senate: Filed

S 808: MEDICAID FUNDING ACT (NEW).

    Senate: Filed

S 809: SALARY-RELATED CONTRIB/DEBT SERVICE FUNDS.

    Senate: Filed

S 810: WATER/WASTEWATER PUBLIC ENTERPRISE REFORM.

    Senate: Filed

S 811: CONNECT NC PARK FACILITIES OPERATING RESERVES.

    Senate: Filed

S 812: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES CENTER FUNDS.

    Senate: Filed

S 813: UNC BUILDING RESERVE/CERTAIN PROJECT/FY 20-21.

    Senate: Filed

S 814: NC PROMISE TUITION PLAN FUNDS.

    Senate: Filed

S 815: FUNDS FOR NCSSM-MORGANTON CAMPUS/FY 2020-2021.

    Senate: Filed

S 816: CC FUNDS/CIHS FUNDS/CR FUNDS AND OFFSETS. (NEW)

    Senate: Filed

S 817: FUNDS FOR UNC ENROLLMENT GROWTH/FY 2020-2021.

    Senate: Filed

S 818: COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL EMPLOYEES. (NEW)

    Senate: Filed

S 820: STUDY BUDGET SAVINGS/STATE CONTRACTS.

    Senate: Filed

S 821: PAY INCREASES/DMV LICENSE & THEFT BUREAU.

    Senate: Filed

S 822: CARES ACT FUNDS FOR WINSTON-SALEM.

    Senate: Filed

Actions on Bills: 2020-05-19

LOCAL BILLS

H 1153: IREDELL-STATESVILLE BD. OF ED/ELECTION METHOD.

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

H 1154: GREATER ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

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

H 1155: NO SP. ELECTION CERTAIN VACANCY/TOWN OF WATHA.

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

H 1156: CASWELL CTY/REFERENDUM ON COUNTYWIDE ZONING.

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

H 1157: ABOLISH CORONER IN VARIOUS COUNTIES. (NEW)

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

H 1158: MUNICIPAL TAX CERTIFICATION.

    House: Filed
    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

H 1159: ADD MEMBERS/JOHNSTON CNTY. AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

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

H 1160: LAKE NORMAN SKIER SAFETY.

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

H 1165: MODIFY CITY COUNCIL/CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM.

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

S 793: EXPAND LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FOR EDUCATION.

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

S 794: NASH BD. OF ED. NAME CHANGE.

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

S 795: LAURINBURG-MAXTON AIRPORT COMMISSION.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On 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
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 796: CARTERET CO. BD. OF EDUC. DISTRICTS. (NEW)

    Senate: Filed

S 797: DAVIDSON/DEMOLITION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES.

    Senate: Filed

S 798: LAKE NORMAN SKIER SAFETY.

    Senate: Filed

S 799: TEMP EXTENSION: PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT PERIOD.

    Senate: Filed

S 819: AUTHORIZE TEACHER-GOV'T EMP'EE HOUSING/BERTIE.

    Senate: Filed

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