The Daily Bulletin: 2020-06-19

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-06-19

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 77 (2019-2020) DOT 2020-2021 FY BUDGET/GOVERNANCE. (NEW) Filed Feb 13 2019, AN ACT TO ADJUST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CERTIFIED BUDGET FOR THE 2020-2021 FISCAL YEAR AND TO IMPLEMENT GOVERNANCE MEASURES AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS RELATED TO THE OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

Senate amendments makes the following changes to the 5th edition.

Amendment #2 amends Parts IV and V.

Part IV

Revises the changes proposed to GS 136-44.2E(c) in Amendment #1, to require the Secretary of Transportation to access and use funds in the Emergency Reserve in a manner that ensures the funds are eligible for reimbursement or for cost sharing of federal funds (previously, eligible for federal reimbursement only).

Part V

Adds to Section 5.2. Modifies the limitation on the Department of Transportation (DOT)'s contractual commitments based on available cash balance by allowing the DOT to make commitments necessary to restore transportation infrastructure damaged as a result of a natural disaster or other emergency. Requires the Secretary of Transportation to report such a commitment within 72 hours to the Board of Transportation, the Transportation Oversight Manager at the Office of State Budget and Management, and the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee. Sets expiration of this authority for January 1, 2021.

Amendment #3 amends Part V.

Part V

Adds to the proposed changes to GS 143B-350(b)(1), concerning changes to the Board of Transportation (BOT), to delete the proposed requirement that one member elected by the Executive Committee of the Local Government Commission shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting member of the Board. Additionally, eliminates proposed member qualifications in proposed subdivision (b)(5). Makes conforming changes regarding BOT membership, as amended.

Modifies GS 143B-350(e) regarding the meeting and organization of the BOT so that the Governor selects the chair for a two-year term and may select a chair for an additional two-year term (under current law, the BOT selects the chair).

Intro. by Torbett, Presnell, Iler, Shepard.APPROP, GS 105, GS 136, GS 143B, GS 143C, GS 166A
H 158 (2019-2020) COVID-19 NEW DRIVER RESPONSE. (NEW) Filed Feb 25 2019, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO TEMPORARILY WAIVE THE ROAD TEST REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL TWO LIMITED PROVISIONAL LICENSES AND TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DRIVER EDUCATION COURSEWORK INTERRUPTED BY SCHOOL CLOSURES IN THE SPRING SEMESTER OF 2020.

AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO TEMPORARILY WAIVE THE ROAD TEST REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL TWO LIMITED PROVISIONAL LICENSES AND TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DRIVER EDUCATION COURSEWORK INTERRUPTED BY SCHOOL CLOSURES IN THE SPRING SEMESTER OF 2020. SL 2020-30. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective June 19, 2020, except as otherwise provided. 

Intro. by Presnell.UNCODIFIED
H 258 (2019-2020) OPEN AMUSEMENT PARKS/ARCADES/VENUES. (NEW) Filed Mar 4 2019, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AMUSEMENT PARKS, GAMING AND BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS WITH VIDEO GAMES AND ARCADE GAMES, AND VENUES FOR RECEPTIONS OR PARTIES TO RESUME OPERATIONS.

Senate amendments makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

Amendment #1 expands the act's provisions to also authorize any fair or carnival that is a member of the NC Association of Agricultural Fairs to open and resume operations. Makes the requirements and restrictions applicable to amusement parks and establishments with video games and arcade games applicable to fairs and carnivals. Makes conforming changes to the executive and departmental authorities set forth in Sections 2 and 3. Modifies the effective date of Section 1, now authorizing amusement parks, establishments with video games and arcade games, and fairs and carnivals to operate, to further specify that the provisions do not expire until applicable declaration of emergency prohibitions and restrictions are terminated to also allow unrestricted mass gatherings (previously, only to allow full unrestricted operations).

Amendment #2 adds a new Section 4.5 to authorize outdoor stadiums with a spectator capacity of 12,000 or less that operates a restaurant on the premises of the stadium to open and operate food and drink service for on-premises consumption notwithstanding a state of emergency declared by the governor or a city or county related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Stadiums allowed to open are subject to seven requirements, including: (1) that the stadium was in existence and lawfully operating with proper ABC permits on March 10, 2020; (2) outdoor food and drink service seating capacity is limited to 10% of the spectator capacity of the stadium; (3) the establishment maintains and enforces social distancing; and (4) the establishment complies with state public health regulations. Effective when the act becomes law and expires upon the later of any applicable state of emergency declaration affecting establishment operations being terminated, or October 31, 2020. 

Adds new Section 4.6 and 4.7 to mirror the executive and departmental authorities described in Sections 2 and 3 to make the same provisions applicable to the outdoor stadiums described.

Intro. by Boles, McNeill.UNCODIFIED, GS 130A, GS 166A
H 451 (2019-2020) TEMP. ABAWD TIME WAIVERS. (NEW) Filed Mar 26 2019, AN ACT ALLOWING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO SEEK A TEMPORARY WAIVER FROM THE TIME LIMITS FOR ABLE-BODIED ADULTS WITHOUT DEPENDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES PROGRAM IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Changes the long and short titles.

Deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

Authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) to seek a one-year temporary waiver from the USDA for time limits established by federal law related to the food and nutrition program for able-bodied adults without dependents. The Department must submit the waiver request within nine months of the end of the federal emergency period. Prohibits the Department from seeking an additional waiver without express legislative authority.

Intro. by Potts, Zachary, White, Jarvis.UNCODIFIED
H 472 (2019-2020) NCSU/ NC A&T MATCHING FUNDS/UMSTEAD ACT. (NEW) Filed Mar 26 2019, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE A MATCH FOR FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR BIOPHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS; TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE A MATCH FOR FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PROGRAM ACTIVITIES; AND TO PERMIT NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY TO SELL DAIRY PRODUCTS AT UNIVERSITY-OWNED FACILITIES TO SUPPORT THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY.

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE A MATCH FOR FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR BIOPHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS; TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE A MATCH FOR FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PROGRAM ACTIVITIES; AND TO PERMIT NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY TO SELL DAIRY PRODUCTS AT UNIVERSITY-OWNED FACILITIES TO SUPPORT THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY. SL 2020-26. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Hardister, Dobson, Faircloth, Clemmons.APPROP, GS 66
H 593 (2019-2020) JCPC/DETENTION/CAA AND OTHER FEES. (NEW) Filed Apr 3 2019, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS MODIFICATIONS TO THE GENERAL STATUTES RELATED TO JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCILS, INDIVIDUALS UNDER EIGHTEEN IN CUSTODY, THE STATEWIDE MISDEMEANANT CONFINEMENT PROGRAM, CRIMINAL COURT FEES, AND RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING FEES; TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS; TO CREATE A REGISTRY REQUIREMENT REVIEW FOR CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS; AND TO CLARIFY DECLARATION PUBLICATION.

Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.

Revises the long title to refer to the misdemeanant confinement program (was, misdemeanor confinement program). Makes conforming changes throughout.

Revises several proposed changes set out in Section 8 to provide that if a juvenile who is confined in a facility turns 18 while in custody, custody of the juvenile may be transferred from the Juvenile Justice Section of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice to the appropriate sheriff. Amends the following statutes accordingly: GS 15A-521; GS 15A-1343(a1)(3); GS 15A-1343.2(e)(5) and (f)(6); GS 15A-1344(d2) and (e); GS 15A-1351(a); and GS 15A-1352(a) and (f).

Amends Section 8(c) to make further conforming changes to GS 15A-521(c)(3) regarding release orders. 

Amends Section 8(l) to make technical and clarifying changes to the proposed revisions in GS 148-13 regarding earned time and good credits.

Amends Section 8(p) to extend the effective date for the revisions in Section 8 related to juvenile detention from July 1, 2020, to August 1, 2020.

Intro. by Richardson, Morey, John, Rogers.APPROP, GS 7A, GS 15, GS 15A, GS 143B, GS 148, GS 153A, GS 162, GS 166A
H 594 (2019-2020) TEMP OPEN GYMS/HEALTH CLUBS/FITNESS CTRS. (NEW) Filed Apr 3 2019, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE INDOOR OR OUTDOOR EXERCISE AND FITNESS FACILITIES, GYMS, HEALTH CLUBS, AND FITNESS CENTERS TO RESUME OPERATIONS WHILE ALSO SAFEGUARDING THE PUBLIC HEALTH TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND TO ALLOW CERTAIN EXISTING ESTABLISHMENTS TO OFFER AND OPERATE OUTDOOR DINING AND BEVERAGE SERVICE OPTIONS.

The Governor vetoed the bill 6/19/20. The Governor's objections and veto message can be viewed here: https://webservices.ncleg.gov/ViewBillDocument/2019/8207/0/H594-BD-NBC-8507

Intro. by K. Hall, Howard, D. Hall, Richardson.UNCODIFIED
H 652 (2019-2020) 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT. (NEW) Filed Apr 9 2019, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS A CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUN PERMIT MAY CARRY A HANDGUN ON EDUCATIONAL PROPERTY THAT IS THE LOCATION OF BOTH A SCHOOL AND A PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP AND TO ENACT THE 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2020.

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

Revises proposed GS 14-269.2(k1), which allows a person who has a valid concealed handgun permit under Article 54B, or a person exempt from obtaining a permit to possess and carry a handgun, despite prohibitions, subject to five conditions. Amends the fourth condition to limit the  described privilege to possessing and carrying a handgun on educational property outside of any time when curricular or extracurricular activities are taking place on the premises and any time when the premises are being used for school-sponsored activities (rather than used for educational, instructional, or school-sponsored activities).

Intro. by Torbett, Lewis.GS 14
H 686 (2019-2020) FREEDOM TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY. (NEW) Filed Apr 10 2019, AN ACT TO PROTECT THE RIGHT TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES.

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

Revises the act's provisions to limit the scope of the act to July 4th parades and fireworks displays scheduled within a period certain, 5:00 p.m. on July 1st to 5:00 p.m. on July 10th. Makes conforming changes throughout. 

Additionally, prohibits denial of a reasonable permit for a parade or fireworks display by a city or municipality during the specified period. Allows denial or revocation for good cause found by the governing board, documented in writing, for permits substantially the same as those approved during the same period in 2019.

Intro. by Stevens.UNCODIFIED
H 686 (2019-2020) FREEDOM TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY. (NEW) Filed Apr 10 2019, AN ACT TO PROTECT THE RIGHT TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES.

Senate Amendment #2 to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.

Revises the act's provisions to limit the scope of the act to July 4th parades and fireworks displays scheduled within a period certain, 5:00 p.m. on July 1st to 5:00 p.m. on July 10th. Makes conforming changes throughout. 

Additionally, prohibits denial of a reasonable permit for a parade or fireworks display by a city or municipality during the specified period. Allows denial or revocation for good cause found by the governing board, documented in writing, for permits substantially the same as those approved during the same period in 2019.

Note: Senate Amendment #1 was withdrawn.

Intro. by Stevens.UNCODIFIED
H 885 (2019-2020) ONLY ALLOW COURTS TO CHARGE FTA FEE ONCE. (NEW) Filed Apr 16 2019, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY ONE FEE MAY BE ASSESSED TO A DEFENDANT FOR FAILING TO APPEAR IN COURT IN A CRIMINAL CASE.

Senate committee substitute deletes the content of the 2nd edition and now provides the following.

Amends GS 7A-304 to clarify that the $200 fee for failure to appear can only be assessed once in a criminal case. Effective December 1, 2020, and applies to costs assessed on or after that date.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by R. Turner, McGrady, McNeill, Faircloth.GS 7A
H 1071 (2019-2020) FUNDS TO DPI FOR ADM GROWTH. (NEW) Filed May 12 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION FOR INCREASED AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION FOR INCREASED AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. SL 2020-27. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective July 1, 2020. 

Intro. by Horn, Clemmons, Fraley.APPROP
H 1087 (2019-2020) WATER/WASTEWATER PUBLIC ENTERPRISE REFORM. (NEW) Filed May 14 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 AND PROVIDE FUNDING FOR 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; TO STUDY SUBBASIN TRANSFERS AND HISTORICAL CHARTERS; TO REALLOCATE CERTAIN UNUSED FUNDS FROM THE PFAS RECOVERY FUND; TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER AND FOR WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS; AND TO INCORPORATE FLOOD STORAGE CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS INTO THE ACTIVITIES AND PURPOSES OF THE DIVISION OF MITIGATION SERVICES.

Senate amendments make the following changes to the 5th edition.

Amendment #1

Adds new subsection (9) to GS 143-214.8 requiring the Division of Mitigation Services (Division) to include a new component focused on restoration and monitoring of projects or land acquisitions that create or restore flood storage capacity.

Adds new subsection (7) to GS 143-214.9 to authorize the Division to reduce flood risk by creating or restoring flood storage capacity in streams, wetlands, and floodplains.

Revises GS 143-214.12(a) to authorize allocation of funds from the Ecosystem Restoration Fund for issues related to flood storage capacity and mitigation of flood risk.

Revises GS 143-214.13(a) to require the Division to include information about flood storage capacity projects in required reports. Revises GS 143-214.13(b) to require the Department of Environmental Quality to maintain an inventory of property that enhances or restores flood storage capacity.

Enacts GS 143-214.11A to require that, to the extent funds are available for this purpose, basinwide plans developed pursuant to GS 143-214.10 include plans for restoration and enhancement of flood storage capacity. Directs the Division to establish an advisory board to guide program development and implementation for flood storage enhancement or restoration projects. Directs the Division to comply with procurement preferences in GS 143-214.11(i).

Makes technical changes.

Amends long title.

Amendment #2

Adds new Section 9A to the bill directing the Division of Water Infrastructure to allocate $310,000 of funds appropriated for 2020-21 to abate an imminent hazard to public health caused by damage to a specific sewer line.

Amends Section 11 to add to the water resources development projects intended to receive funds carried forward to include West Onslow CSRM and Cape Fear Lock and Dam #2 and #3 Fish Ramp. Specifies carry forward amounts. Adjusts carry forward amounts for other projects and makes conforming changes.

Intro. by Lambeth.APPROP, STUDY, GS 143, GS 159G, GS 160A, GS 162A
H 1096 (2019-2020) UNC OMNIBUS CHANGES/UNC LAB SCHOOL FUNDS. (NEW) Filed May 14 2020, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES RELATED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SYSTEM; TO DIRECT THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF OFFERING ACCELERATED UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS AT CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS; AND TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA LABORATORY SCHOOLS.

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

Part II

Replaces the previously proposed changes to GS 116-239.8 with the following. Amends the statute to require the Board of Governors (BOG) and the State Board of Education to jointly determine the standards for establishing the costs to local school administrative units for providing the facilities and services described for operation and maintenance of a laboratory school. Details requirements of the standards. Requires local school administrative units to provide specified facilities and services to a laboratory school upon request. Requires a memorandum of understanding between the chancellor and the local school administrative unit for operation and maintenance regarding facilities and leases, transportation costs, food services, and student support services. Details parameters for the provision of each service. Makes conforming changes to GS 116-239.11. Applies to leases and agreements entered into on or after the date the act becomes law, applying beginning with the 2021-22 school year and subsequent school years. 

Changes the source and amount of appropriated funds for administrative and technical assistance related to the UNC Teacher and Principal Preparation Laboratory School Program. Now requires the BOG to transfer, by August 15, 2020, $200,000 in nonrecurring funds from the funds provided for the Future Teachers of NC program for the same previously described use for 2020-21 (previously directed a $500,000 from the School Bus Replacement Fund to the BOG, Institutional Programs budget code, and appropriated the funds to be used as previously specified).

Part V

Changes the application of the proposed changes to GS 116-209.62 regarding the NC Teaching Fellows Program, making the changes applicable to the award of forgivable loans beginning with the 2022-23 academic year, rather than the 2021-22 academic year.

Eliminates the provisions of the following previous Parts: Part VI, which amended GS 143C-8-13 regarding UNC capital projects; Part IX, which amended GS 116-143.10 regarding student fees; and Part XI, which provided for an NC Arboretum specialty plate.

Makes conforming and organizational changes, and changes the act's long title.

Intro. by Fraley, Clemmons, Horn.APPROP, STUDY, UNCODIFIED, GS 115C, GS 116, GS 126
H 1136 (2019-2020) FUNDS FOR NCSSM-MORGANTON CAMPUS. Filed May 14 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE THE MORGANTON CAMPUS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS.

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO ESTABLISH AND OPERATE THE MORGANTON CAMPUS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS. SL 2020-31. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Blackwell, Fraley, Ager, Dobson.APPROP, GS 116
H 1201 (2019-2020) LOCAL MEAT PROCESSORS GRANTS/MARKETING FUNDS. (NEW) Filed May 26 2020, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR GRANTS TO SMALL AND INDEPENDENT MEAT PROCESSORS TO ALLEVIATE NEGATIVE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN IMPACTS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED MARKETING TO RESPOND TO COVID-19 RELATED CHANGES IN CONSUMER PURCHASES OF FOOD AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL AND CLARIFYING CHANGES TO THE NORTH CAROLINA FARM ACT OF 2019-2020.

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

Regarding grants authorized to be administered by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under the act, expands facility eligibility to include catfish aquaculture operations that raise and process catfish.

Intro. by Elmore, Howard.APPROP, GS 106
H 1208 (2019-2020) FUNDING FOR WORKFORCE HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM. Filed May 26 2020, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE WORKFORCE HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE WORKFORCE HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY. SL 2020-28. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Lambeth.APPROP

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-06-19

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 374 (2019-2020) COVID-19/2020-21 SCHOOL CALENDAR START. (NEW) Filed Mar 27 2019, AN ACT TO ALLOW LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION FLEXIBILITY WITH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVAL IN THE USE OF REMOTE INSTRUCTION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR WHEN NEEDED TO ENSURE STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY DUE TO COVID-19.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

Part I

Adds new Section 4A, enacting identical provisions to GS Chapter 160D as those enacted in Section 4, concerning temporary event venues (GS Chapter 160D was enacted in SL 2019-111 and consolidates the local planning and development regulations of GS Chapters 160A and 153A, and generally becomes effective January 1, 2021). Makes conforming changes to GS 143-138, as amended. Effective when GS Chapter 160D becomes effective, and applies to counties with a population larger than 250,000.

Adds new Section 14A, enacting identical provisions to GS Chapter 160D as those enacted in Section 14, concerning city regulation of manufactured homes installation. Effective when GS Chapter 160D becomes effective.

Amends Section 22.5, concerning delay of payment for ABC permit renewals and registration, to specify that permittees intending to delay payment during the described period must notify the ABC Commission in writing by email or other electronic means.

Adds new Section 24.7 to change the sunset provided for Section 4.3 of SL 2020-3 (2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act), which authorizes persons to wear a mask without violating the specified prohibitions on masks on certain public and private premises if the person is wearing a mask for the purpose of ensuring the physical health or safety of the wearer or others. Now provides for expiration upon Executive Order No. 116 being rescinded, rather than August 1, 2020.

Adds new Section 24.8. Amends GS 10B-10, GS 10B-25, and GS 10B-200, as amended by SL 2020-3, extending the sunset from August 1, 2020, to March 1, 2021, regarding the authorized delay in newly commissioned notaries' requirement to take the oath of office before the register of deeds, authorizing remote video notarization, and regulating remote video witnessing.

Part II

Adds new Section 39, amending GS 105-232 to allow reinstatement of a suspended corporation or limited liability company if the entity is a recipient of the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), otherwise complies with the requirements of the statute, enters into an installment agreement with the Secretary of Revenue, and pays the required fee. Provides for suspension pursuant to state law if the entity fails to make a payment under the agreement or if the agreement is terminated by the Secretary. 

Changes the act's long title.

S 379 (2019-2020) RETIREE AMENDMENTS. Filed Mar 27 2019, AN ACT TO MAKE CLARIFYING AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO LAWS RELATING TO THE STATE TREASURER, THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE CONSOLIDATED JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE LEGISLATIVE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND TO RELATED STATUTES, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATIVE SERVICES COMMISSION TO OBTAIN CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS OF ANY PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, OR CONTRACTORS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

AN ACT TO MAKE CLARIFYING AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO LAWS RELATING TO THE STATE TREASURER, THE TEACHERS' AND STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE CONSOLIDATED JUDICIAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE LEGISLATIVE RETIREMENT SYSTEM, AND TO RELATED STATUTES, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATIVE SERVICES COMMISSION TO OBTAIN CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS OF ANY PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, OR CONTRACTORS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. SL 2020-29. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective June 19, 2020, except as otherwise provided.

Intro. by Wells, Johnson.GS 120, GS 126, GS 128, GS 135, GS 143, GS 143B, GS 147
S 708 (2019-2020) CPS INTAKE SCREENING/PED RECOMMENDATIONS. Filed Apr 30 2020, AN ACT TO PROHIBIT COUNTY DEPARTMENTS OF SOCIAL SERVICES FROM IMPLEMENTING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES INTAKE SCREENING CRITERIA THAT IS MORE STRINGENT OR LENIENT THAN, OR IN ADDITION TO, STATE POLICY AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO MAKE VARIOUS POLICY CHANGES AS A MEANS TO IMPROVE THE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES INTAKE SCREENING PROCESS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, AND TO ALLOW LEGISLATORS ACCESS TO0 CONFIDENTIAL ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES AND CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES RECORDS, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE PROGRAM EVALUATION DIVISION TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF IMPLEMENTING A CHILD WELFARE SIMULATION TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.

Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Makes a correction to the directive regarding revision of the child protective services intake form to refer to its use to screen reports of alleged child abuse, neglect, and dependency (rather than delinquency). 

Intro. by Edwards, Krawiec, Burgin.GS 7B, GS 108A
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.

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. SL 2020-25. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective June 19, 2020, except as otherwise provided.

Intro. by Edwards, Wells, D. Davis.GS 6, GS 143, GS 153A, GS 160A, GS 160D, GS 168
S 729 (2019-2020) GSC MODERNIZE PARTITION LAWS. Filed May 13 2020, AN ACT TO MODERNIZE THE STATUTES ON PARTITION OF PROPERTY AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL, CONFORMING, AND MODERNIZING AMENDMENTS TO THE ELECTIVE LIFE ESTATE STATUTE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE GENERAL STATUTES COMMISSION.

AN ACT TO MODERNIZE THE STATUTES ON PARTITION OF PROPERTY AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL, CONFORMING, AND MODERNIZING AMENDMENTS TO THE ELECTIVE LIFE ESTATE STATUTE, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE GENERAL STATUTES COMMISSION. SL 2020-23. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective October 1, 2020. 

Intro. by Edwards, Bryan, D. Davis.GS 1, GS 6, GS 11, GS 29, GS 31A, GS 39, GS 41, GS 46, GS 46A, GS 93A, GS 136
S 730 (2019-2020) THE NO PATIENT LEFT ALONE ACT. Filed May 13 2020, AN ACT PROVIDING PATIENT VISITATION RIGHTS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF HEALTH SERVICE REGULATION, TO DEVELOP AND DISSEMINATE TO HOSPITALS FREE INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS EXPLAINING THESE RIGHTS, AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA POLICY COLLABORATORY TO CARRY OUT A STATEWIDE TESTING, TRACKING, AND TRACING INITIATIVE FOR COVID-19 RESEARCH AND BUSINESS REOPENING PURPOSES AND TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO BUSINESSES THAT CLOSED AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

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

Modifies the appropriations provisions to provide for the funds appropriated for patient rights informational materials to be appropriated for 2020-21, rather than 2019-20. Additionally, makes the appropriations provisions effective July 1, 2020.

Intro. by Daniel, Perry, Krawiec.APPROP, GS 131E
S 801 (2019-2020) MILITARY PRESENCE STABILIZATION FUND/FUNDING. Filed May 19 2020, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE MILITARY PRESENCE STABILIZATION FUND.

AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE MILITARY PRESENCE STABILIZATION FUND. SL 2020-24. Enacted June 19, 2020. 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.

AN ACT TO FUND CERTAIN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AT WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY. SL 2020-33. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective July 1, 2020. 

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 836 (2019-2020) STATE OPERATIONS/INCREASE FEDERAL FUNDS USE. Filed May 26 2020, AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS USED FOR THE CONTINUITY OF OPERATION NEEDS ACROSS STATE GOVERNMENT.

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS USED FOR THE CONTINUITY OF OPERATION NEEDS ACROSS STATE GOVERNMENT. Sl 2020-32. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective June 19, 2020.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP
S 848 (2019-2020) COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY GRANTS. (NEW) Filed May 26 2020, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC SUPPORT TO BUSINESSES FOR JOB RETENTION, RECRUITMENT, AND REPATRIATION DURING AND AFTER THE COVID-19 3 PANDEMIC.

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

Modifies eligibility under the job investment grant program established in the act to exclude businesses and nonprofits that participated in the NC Rapid Recovery Loan Program provided under SL 2020-4 (2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act).

Intro. by Newton, Hise, Tillman.APPROP
S 862 (2019-2020) CONFIRM WANDA TAYLOR/IND. COMMISSION. Filed Jun 17 2020, A JOINT RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE APPOINTMENT OF WANDA TAYLOR TO THE NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION.

Includes whereas clauses. As title indicates, appoints Wanda Taylor to the Industrial Commission for a term to begin July 1, 2020, and expiring June 30, 2026.

Intro. by Rabon.SENATE RES
S 864 (2019-2020) 2020 BOG VACANCY ELECTION. Filed Jun 19 2020, A SENATE RESOLUTION ELECTING JIMMY DEAN CLARK TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Includes whereas clauses. Elects Jimmy Dean Clark to the UNC Board of Governors, effective upon adoption of the resolution, for a term ending June 30, 2021.

Intro. by Brown.SENATE RES

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-06-19

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
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.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CASWELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO CONDUCT AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM ON THE ADOPTION OF A COUNTYWIDE ZONING ORDINANCE. SL 2020-22. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective June 19, 2020.

Intro. by Meyer.Caswell

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-06-19

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: 2020-06-19

PUBLIC BILLS

H 32: COLLABORATIVE LAW.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 77: DOT 2020-2021 FY BUDGET/GOVERNANCE. (NEW)

    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Amend Adopted A3
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed

H 118: COVID-19 LIAB. SAFE HARBOR. (NEW)

    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/23/2020

H 158: COVID-19 NEW DRIVER RESPONSE. (NEW)

    House: Signed by Gov. 6/19/2020
    House: Ch. SL 2020-30

H 258: OPEN AMUSEMENT PARKS/ARCADES/VENUES. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed

H 308: REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 2020. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 425: IMPLEMENT CONNER'S LAW. (NEW)

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House

H 451: TEMP. ABAWD TIME WAIVERS. (NEW)

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

H 455: AMEND VARIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 463: EDUCATION IN PRISONS. (NEW)

    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/23/2020

H 472: NCSU/ NC A&T MATCHING FUNDS/UMSTEAD ACT. (NEW)

    House: Signed by Gov. 6/19/2020
    House: Ch. SL 2020-26

H 593: JCPC/DETENTION/CAA AND OTHER FEES. (NEW)

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

H 594: TEMP OPEN GYMS/HEALTH CLUBS/FITNESS CTRS. (NEW)

    House: Vetoed 06/19/2020
    House: Received from the Governor
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 635: P&C CHANGES/GLOB. TRANP./PRISON PILOT. (NEW)

    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/23/2020

H 652: 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTION ACT. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed

H 686: FREEDOM TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed
    Senate: Reconsidered 2nd Reading
    Senate: Amend Recon A1
    Senate: Amendment Withdrawn A1
    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed

H 736: ELECTIVE SHARE-JOINT ACCOUNTS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 806: OPEN EXERCISE & FITNESS FACILITIES. (NEW)

    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/23/2020
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/23/2020

H 873: SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FEE/ADU SEWER PERMIT. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 885: ONLY ALLOW COURTS TO CHARGE FTA FEE ONCE. (NEW)

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

H 902: P&C CHANGES/GLOB. TRANP./PRISON PILOT. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 918: EXPEDITE PERMANENCY/DHHS REPORT SNAP/TANF. (NEW)

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2020

H 920: CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION CHANGES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 1050: PED/LOW-PERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2020

H 1051: HONOR LINDA JOHNSON.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2020

H 1053: PED/MILITARY OL & AUDIOLOGY INTERSTATE COMPCT. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 1065: HONOR MARYANN BLACK, FORMER MEMBER.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2020

H 1070: EMERGENCY GRANTS FOR CERTAIN MILK PRODUCERS. (NEW)

    House: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2020

H 1071: FUNDS TO DPI FOR ADM GROWTH. (NEW)

    House: Signed by Gov. 6/19/2020
    House: Ch. SL 2020-27

H 1087: WATER/WASTEWATER PUBLIC ENTERPRISE REFORM. (NEW)

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

H 1096: UNC OMNIBUS CHANGES/UNC LAB SCHOOL FUNDS. (NEW)

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

H 1105: CORONAVIRUS RELIEF ACT 3.0. (NEW)

    House: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2020
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2020

H 1136: FUNDS FOR NCSSM-MORGANTON CAMPUS.

    House: Signed by Gov. 6/19/2020
    House: Ch. SL 2020-31

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

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House

H 1168: MURPHY BRANCH CORRIDOR REDUCTION.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2020

H 1201: LOCAL MEAT PROCESSORS GRANTS/MARKETING FUNDS. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 3
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/23/2020

H 1205: EXPEDITED STATE LEASING-BROADBAND.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/23/2020

H 1208: FUNDING FOR WORKFORCE HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM.

    House: Signed by Gov. 6/19/2020
    House: Ch. SL 2020-28

H 1229: UI PROGRAM INTEGRITY/TEMP. ABAWD TIME WAIVERS.

    House: Ratified
    House: Ratified

H 1231: HONOR SIDNEY LOCKS, JR., FORMER MEMBER.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Cal Pursuant 32
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2020

S 374: COVID-19/2020-21 SCHOOL CALENDAR START. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 3
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2020
    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 3
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2020

S 379: RETIREE AMENDMENTS.

    Senate: Signed by Gov. 6/19/2020
    Senate: Ch. SL 2020-29

S 488: DMV/MV DEALER CHANGES. (NEW)

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2020

S 595: CHANGES TO REAL PROPERTY STATUTES.

    Senate: Ratified

S 599: OPEN SKATING RINKS/BOWLING ALLEYS. (NEW)

    Senate: Ratified

S 706: TECHNICAL AND OTHER CHANGES. (NEW)

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House

S 708: CPS INTAKE SCREENING/PED RECOMMENDATIONS.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed

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

    Senate: Signed by Gov. 6/19/2020
    Senate: Ch. SL 2020-25

S 729: GSC MODERNIZE PARTITION LAWS.

    Senate: Signed by Gov. 6/19/2020
    Senate: Ch. SL 2020-23

S 730: THE NO PATIENT LEFT ALONE ACT.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed
    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed

S 739: PERSONAL DELIVERY DEVICE/PDD/DELIVERY ROBOTS.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House

S 750: CAPITAL PROJECTS-ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIV. (NEW)

    Senate: Special Message Received For Concurrence in H Com Sub
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

Actions on Bills: 2020-06-19

LOCAL BILLS

H 1156: CASWELL CTY/REFERENDUM ON COUNTYWIDE ZONING.

    House: Ratified
    House: Ch. SL 2020-22

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