The Daily Bulletin: 2020-06-24

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-06-24

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
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 amendments make the following changes to the 4th edition.

Senate amendment #1 makes the following changes to Section 11.5 of the act.

Modifies new GS 14-208.12B(a) requiring the sheriff to notify a person required to register as a sex offender of the right to petition for a judicial determination of the requirement. Requires the notification to be served on the person and the district attorney. Clarifies that the superior court judge who conducts judicial review of the petition be the judge presiding in the district where the petition is filed, rather than the county.

Modifies new GS 14-208.12B(b) to delete the requirement that a hearing on a petition be held not less than three weeks and no later than 120 days from the filing of the petition, and adds requirement that prior to the hearing the petitioner be advised of the right to have counsel present at the hearing and appointed if the petitioner is indigent. Requires counsel be appointed under rules adopted by the Office of Indigent Defense Services.

Modifies new GS 14-208.12(B)(i) to clarify that liability immunity granted under this subsection applies to performance of official duties under the Article (was, section).

Amends GS 7A-451(a) to enact a new subdivision (19) to provide a right of appointed counsel for judicial review of sex offender registration requirements under new GS 14-208.12B.

Adds a new Section 11.5(c) requiring the State Bureau of Investigation to provide each district attorney with a list of class members residing in the district attorney’s jurisdiction who are subject to the federal court order in Grabarczyk v. Stein. Requires district attorneys to review the prior substantially similar determinations for persons on this list to determine if any person’s out-of-state or federal conviction would have required registration as a sex offender at the time of the offense, to notify those persons and the sheriff, and to petition the court for judicial review of the registration requirements.

Requires the Department of Public Safety to notify any person registered as a sex offender on August 1, 2020, whose registration is based solely on a substantially similar determination for an out-of-state or federal conviction of the right to contest the determination.

Adds a new Section 11.5(e) making Section 11.5 of the act effective August 1, 2020, and applies to any individual notified of the right to contest required sex offender registration on or after that date.

Senate amendment #2 makes the following changes to Section 11.7 of the act.

Modifies the amendment to GS 166A-19.31(d) to clarify that publication of a state of emergency declaration issued by a municipality or county shall include both conspicuously posting a signed copy of the declaration on the jurisdiction’s website if the jurisdiction has one and submitting a signed copy of the declaration to the Department of Public Safety WebEOC critical incident management system, at minimum.

Intro. by Richardson, Morey, John, Rogers.GS 7A, GS 14, GS 15, GS 15A, GS 143B, GS 148, GS 153A, GS 162, GS 166A
H 612 (2019-2020) DSS REVIEW OF PROCEDURES/CRIMINAL HISTORY/OAH. (NEW) Filed Apr 4 2019, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION OF THE DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO REVIEW POLICIES, GUIDELINES, AND OTHER INTERPRETIVE STATEMENTS AND SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; CLARIFY THE AUTHORITY OF BOARDS TO REQUIRE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS; AND UPDATE THE PROCESS FOR LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF RULES.

Conference report makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Section 7

Amends proposed changes to GS 150B-33(b)(11) and enacts GS 150B-33(c) to prohibit an administrative law judge from ordering the assessment of reasonable attorneys’ fees and witnesses’ fees in contested cases decided under Article 2 of Chapter 150B upon finding that a State agency has sought to implement or enforce a policy, guideline, or other interpretative statement related to the State Medicaid or NC Health Choice program in violation of GS 150B-18 (prohibiting a state agency from implementing or enforcing any policy, guideline, or other interpretative statement that has not been adopted in accordance with Article 2 of Chapter 150B). 

Deletes Section 7A of the 2nd edition of the act, pertaining to rule making by the Department of Health and Human Services. Instead, provides the following.

Section 8

Amends GS 150B-21.3(b) to provide that a permanent rule adopted by the Rules Review Commission (Commission) becomes effective on the first day of the month the rule is approved by the Commission, unless the Commission receives written objections in accordance with new GS 150B-21.3B (proposed by Section 9 of the act) or the agency that adopted the rule specifies a later effective date. Makes conforming repeals of GS 150B-21.3(b1), (b2), (c), and (d). Authorizes the Codifier of Rules to approve permanent rules that do not require notice or hearing pursuant to subsection (f), as an alternative to the Rules Review Commission, as applicable. 

Section 9

Enacts new GS 150B-21.3B to amend and restate repealed provisions of GS 150B-21.3 governing delayed effective dates of administrative rules. Proposed GS 150B-21.3B(b) allows any person who objects to adoption of a permanent rule to submit written comments to the agency promulgating the rule and, if such objection is not resolved prior to adoption of the rule, to submit written objections to the Commission requesting review by the General Assembly. If the Commission receives objections requesting review by the General Assembly from 10 or more persons no later than 5:00 pm of the day following the day the Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in GS 150B-21.3B(e).

Enacts GS 150B-21.3B(c) (mirroring language in existing GS 150B-21.3(b2)) to provide that if a rule is subject to review by the General Assembly pursuant to new GS 150B-21.3B(b), the agency may adopt the rule as a temporary rule if the rule meets the criteria listed in GS 150B-21.1(a) (listing procedure for adoption of temporary rules) at the time the notice of text for the permanent rule was published in the NC Register.

Enacts GS 150B-21.3B(e) to provide that a rule subject to review by the General Assembly that is approved by the Commission on or before December 31 of a given calendar year becomes effective on the thirty-first day of the regular session of the following calendar year unless a bill that specifically disapproves the rule is introduced in either house of the General Assembly before the thirty-first legislative day of that session (pursuant to GS 150B-21.3B(d)). If a bill that specifically disapproves the rule is introduced in either house of the General Assembly before the thirty-first legislative day of that session, the rule becomes effective on the earlier of (i) the day an unfavorable final action is taken on the bill or (ii) August 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year the Commission approved the rule. Similar to existing law (GS 150B-21.3(d)(1)), proposed GS 150B-21.3B(a) defines a “legislative day” as a day on which either house of the General Assembly convenes in regular session.  Under existing law (GS 150B-21.3(b1)), a rule to which objections from 10 or more persons were received by the Commission becomes effective on the earlier of the thirty-first legislative day or the day of adjournment of the next regular session of the General Assembly that begins at least 25 days after the date the Commission approved the rule. Existing law (GS 150B-21.3(d)(2) (3)) defines day of adjournment as (i) for a regular session held in an odd-numbered year, the day the General Assembly adjourns by joint resolution or by operation of law for more than 30 days and (ii) for a regular session held in an even-numbered year, the day the General Assembly adjourns sine die.

Enacts GS 150B-21.3B(d) to provide that, notwithstanding any rule of the General Assembly, any member of the General Assembly may introduce a bill during the first 30 legislative days of the regular session of any given calendar year to specifically disapprove a rule that has been approved by the Commission and that has not become effective or has become effective by executive order under proposed GS 150B-21.3B(f). A bill specifically disapproves a rule if it contains a provision that refers to the rule by the appropriate NC Administrative Code citation and states that the rule is disapproved. 

Enacts GS 150B-21.3D(f) (mirroring language in existing GS 150B-21.3(c)) to provide that the Governor may, by executive order, make effective a permanent rule approved by the Commission but whose effective date has been delayed in accordance with new GS 150B-21.3B(e). A rule made effective by executive order pursuant to new GS 150B-21.3D(f) remains in effect unless it is specifically disapproved by the General Assembly in a bill enacted into law before August 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year the executive order is issued (existing GS 150B-21.3(c) provides that such rule remains in effect unless it is specifically disapproved by the General Assembly in a bill enacted into law on or before the day of adjournment of a regular session of the General Assembly that begins at least 25 days after the date the executive order is issued).

Adds Section 10, which provides Sections 8 and 9 of the act are effective January 1, 2021.

Makes conforming changes to title of the act.

Intro. by Stevens, Riddell, White.GS 150B
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.

Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition. 

Section 1

Amends proposed GS 14-269.2(k1) to modify the conditions required for concealed handgun permittees or those exempt from obtaining a permit to carry a handgun on certain educational property. Now requires that the educational property be a nonpublic school (was, educational property other than an institution of higher education or a nonpublic, postsecondary educational institution). Eliminates the requirement that the educational property not be owned by a local board of education or county commission. Specifies that carrying and possession must be outside of the nonpublic school's operating hours, meaning any time when curricular or extracurricular activities are taking place on the premises and any time when the premises are not being used for school-sponsored activities (previously did not limit to nonpublic schools' operation). Clarifies that the provisions apply to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2020.

Section 2

Amends GS 14-415.16 by providing that if a permittee applies to renew a concealed carry permit no more than 60 days after the permit expires, the sheriff must, rather than is permitted to, waive the requirement of taking another firearms safety and training course. If the permittee applies to renew the permit more than 60 days after the permit expires, but no more than 180 days after it expires, then the sheriff must waive the requirements of taking another firearms and safety training course if the permittee takes the listed steps pertaining to a refresher course. Effective October 1, 2020, and applies to renewal applications submitted on or after that date.

Section 3

Amends GS 14-415.27 to allow a person with a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun in a law enforcement facility if the person is employed by a law enforcement agency who (1) is not a law enforcement officer sworn and certified pursuant to Article 1 of GS Chapter 17C or GS Chapter 17E, (2) has been designated in writing by the head of the law enforcement agency in charge of the facility, (3) has in the person's possession written proof of the designation, and (4) has not had the designation rescinded. Applies to offenses committed on or after July 1, 2020.

Section 4

Amends GS 14-269 to expand the exceptions provided regarding carrying concealed weapons beyond a person's own premises to include emergency medical services personnel (EMS personnel) while on duty and deployed as part of their official duties providing tactical medical assistance to law enforcement in emergency situations. Requires completion of an approved tactical medical assistance course for supporting tactical law enforcement operations prior to qualification. Details course requirements for approval and certification. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2020.

Adds organizational Parts. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by Torbett, Lewis.GS 14
H 694 (2019-2020) DESIGNATE LEGACY AIRPORTS. Filed Apr 10 2019, AN ACT TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN AIRPORTS NORTH CAROLINA LEGACY AIRPORTS.

Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Modifies new GS 63-59 as follows. Broadens the eligibility requirements for a legacy airport to include airports: owned and operated by an airport authority (was, just those owned and operated by counties); that were established as a military facility before 1945 (was, just those established as an airport and in continuous operation since at least 1944); and that contain a runway built before 1945 (was, just those that contain a terminal building built and in continuous operation since at least 1944). Retains other requirements not modified. Removes the requirements that a legacy airport and its terminal building have been in continuous operation since at least 1944. 

Intro. by Conrad, Montgomery, Terry.GS 63
H 918 (2019-2020) EXPEDITE PERMANENCY/DHHS REPORT SNAP/TANF. (NEW) Filed Apr 16 2019, AN ACT TO AMEND VARIOUS ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND DEPENDENCY LAWS TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN IN OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENTS, EXPEDITE PERMANENCY PLANNING HEARINGS FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE HOME, CREATE A PRESUMPTION THAT FOSTER PARENTS WITH WHOM A CHILD HAS LIVED CONTINUOUSLY FOR NINE MONTHS ARE DEEMED NONRELATIVE KIN, CREATE AN AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE FOR THE EXPOSURE TO UNLAWFUL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IN UTERO OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES USED IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW IN UTERO, AND REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES, TO REPORT ANNUALLY CERTAIN EXPENDITURES FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) AND TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) PROGRAM.

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

Amends proposed GS 7B-503(a)(7), permitting an order of nonsecure custody when the juvenile is an infant who was born drug-exposed to alcohol, unlawful controlled substances, or controlled substances in violation of the law. Adds that this provision cannot be the sole ground for ordering nonsecure custody if the parent is enrolled in and meeting or exceeding the benchmarks of a substance abuse treatment program recommended by a medical provider or a LME/MCO. Further amends GS 7B-503(a) to require that the developmental and attachment needs of the juvenile must be considered in making nonsecure custody determinations based on any of the enumerated grounds.

Adds to the proposed changes to GS 7B-901(c)(1)e., which  provides that if a disposition order places a juvenile in the custody of a county department of social services, the court must direct that reasonable efforts for reunification are not required if the court finds that a court has determined that aggravated circumstances exist because the parent has committed or allowed the continuation of chronic or toxic exposure to alcohol or controlled substances that causes impairment of or addiction in the juvenile, including, but not limited to, exposure to unlawful controlled substances in utero or controlled substances in violation of the law in utero. Adds that the court is required to consider whether a parent is enrolled in and meeting or exceeding the benchmarks of a substance abuse treatment program recommended by a medical provider or an LME/MCO.

Changes the effective date of Part I of the act, amending various GS Chapter 7B statutes, from July 1, 2020, to October 1, 2020.

Intro. by Jarvis, Stevens, Murphy.GS 7B
H 1023 (2019-2020) CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND/ADDITIONS & REVISIONS (NEW). Filed Oct 22 2019, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL AND REVISED USES FOR FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL NUTRITIONAL NEEDS; TO EXTEND THE ABILITY OF CERTAIN GOVERNMENTAL RETIREES TO ENGAGE IN PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT AFFECTING RETIREMENT; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHOOL BUSINESS SYSTEM MODERNIZATION PLAN; TO WAIVE MATCH REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTAIN COMPETITIVE GRANT PROCESS FOR NONPROFITS; AND TO MAKE OTHER CHANGES.

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

Amendment #1 makes the following changes.

Further amends Section 3.1 of SL 2020-4 to increase the funds transferred from the Coronavirus Relief Reserve to the Coronavirus Relief Fund to $1,795,928,029 (was, $1,575,988,029).

Further amends subdivision 3.3(2) of SL 2020-4 to require a county that did not qualify for federal CARES Act funds but receives Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) relief funds to allocate at least 25% to municipalities within the county if consistent with federal law.

Amends proposed subdivision 3.3(53) of SL 2020-4 to more specifically require funding bidirectional building data exchanges and patient matching services between NC HealthConnex and the State's other specified health information systems. Additionally directs OSBM to work with the NC Health Information Exchange Authority on COVID-19 on NC HealthConnex and requires contracts and interagency agreements to be executed within thirty days of the effective date.

Corrects an internal cross-reference in Section 1.1(e).

Amendment #2 adds a new Section. Amends GS 116B-67 to temporarily change claim and verification procedures for the Office of State Treasurer. Until March 15, 2021, allows claims of less than $250 to be paid from the Escheat Fund with a statutory presumption that the claimant has indemnified the State. Changes the act's long title.

Amendment #3 adds a new Section. Amends GS 106-1070 to rename the NC Sweetpotato Advisory Council as the NC Sweetpotato Quality and Branding Advisory Council (Council). Establishes the Council within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, with members appointed by the NC Sweetpotato Commission (Commission; previously, appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture (Commissioner). Provides for the Commissioner to serve as chair. Adds the Executive Director of the Commission to the Council. Provides for other advisors selected by the Commission, rather than the Commissioner. Adds member duties including advising the Commissioner on plant pest regulatory issues. Requires quarterly meetings or meeting on an as-needed basis upon the Commissioner's request. Makes conforming changes to GS 106-1066 and GS 106-1069.

Amendment #4 amends proposed Section 4.2B of SL 2020-4 to allow the Department of Commerce to use up to 5% of allocated funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to administer the COVID-19 Job Retention Program. 

Amendment #5 adds two new Sections. Extends the sunset provision of Section 4.12 of SL 2020-3, which authorizes disbursement of funds prior to recordation of deeds in certain emergencies, from August 1, 2020, to March 1, 2021.

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.

Changes the act's long title to:  AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL AND REVISED USES FOR FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS; TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL NUTRITIONAL NEEDS; TO EXTEND THE ABILITY OF CERTAIN GOVERNMENTAL RETIREES TO ENGAGE IN PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT AFFECTING RETIREMENT; TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHOOL BUSINESS SYSTEM MODERNIZATION PLAN; TO WAIVE MATCH REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTAIN COMPETITIVE GRANT PROCESS FOR NONPROFITS; AND TO MAKE OTHER CHANGES.

Intro. by Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.APPROP, GS 10B, GS 106, GS 116B
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.

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

Eliminates the proposed changes to GS 105-153.5, modifying the itemized deduction individual taxpayers may elect to deduct from their adjusted gross income for medical and dental expenses.

Adds new Part IX, directing the State Controller to transfer $36 million in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the Medicaid Transformation Reserve to the General Fund. Effective July 1, 2020.

Makes conforming organizational changes. 

Intro. by Howard, Ross, Setzer, Szoka.GS 58, GS 93B, GS 105, GS 119, GS 143B, GS 153A, GS 160A
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 amendment #3 makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

Requires eligible meat processing facilities to submit with their grant application to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services the applicant's plan for protecting its employees from COVID-19. 

Intro. by Elmore, Howard.APPROP, GS 106
H 1232 (2019-2020) HONOR TONY RAND, FORMER MEMBER. Filed Jun 24 2020, A HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF ANTHONY EDEN "TONY" RAND, FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Substantively identical to H 1150, filed May 18, 2020.

Intro. by Lucas, Floyd, Richardson, Szoka.HOUSE RES

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-06-24

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 105 (2019-2020) CLARIFY EMERGENCY POWERS. (NEW) Filed Feb 21 2019, AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE EXPIRATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND THE EXERCISE OF CERTAIN POWERS UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND TO CLARIFY THE ABATEMENT OF STATEWIDE IMMINENT HAZARDS.

House amendment makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

Modifies the proposed changes to GS 166A-19.20 to provide for the expiration of a gubernatorially or legislatively declared statewide state of emergency 48 hours after issuance without concurrence of the Council of State (previously, the earlier of the date the declaration is rescinded or 30 days after the declaration). Allows for 30-day extensions with concurrence of the Council of State. Eliminates proposed subsection (e) regarding extension with concurrence. 

Modifies the proposed changes to GS 166A-19.3 to define concurrence of the Council of State to mean the consensus, within 48 hours of contact, of a majority of the Council of State prior to the Governor exercising a power or authority requiring a concurrence of the Council of State. Maintains the requirement for the Governor to make contact with each member, documenting the contact and response of each member, and releasing member responses. Now requires release of information prior to or simultaneously with exercising GS Chapter 166A authority if consensus is achieved (previously, did not specify consensus qualification). Also defines Council of State, including nine specified State executive officers and any interim officer or acting officer appointed pursuant to the NC Constitution. 

Eliminates the proposed changes to GS 166A-19.30(c), which conditioned the additional powers of the Governor in the event of insufficient local control of a gubernatorially or legislatively declared state of emergency to assure adequate protection for lives and property, upon concurrence of the Council of State. Instead, amends the statute to require, upon exercise of the additional powers of the Governor in subsection (c), (1) the Governor to immediately notify the affected local authorities and (2) the duration of subdivision (c)(1) powers (regarding prohibitions and restrictions imposed in the emergency area) be limited to 48 hours without a concurrence of the Council of State, and requires concurrence of the Council of State for any extension beyond 48 hours for up to 30 days at a time. 

Makes a technical correction to the proposed changes to GS 130A-20.

Intro. by J. Jackson, J. Davis, Britt.GS 130A, GS 166A
S 113 (2019-2020) EDUCATION OMNIBUS. (NEW) Filed Feb 21 2019, AN ACT TO EXEMPT CERTAIN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS FROM NORTH CAROLINA PSYCHOLOGY BOARD LICENSURE; TO CLARIFY USE OF DIGITAL LEARNING PLAN FUNDS; TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR REQUIREMENTS TO EXPAND THE USE OF REMOTE LEARNING DAYS AND ALLOW MODIFICATIONS FOR SINGLE-TRACK YEAR-ROUND SCHOOLS; TO CLARIFY THAT SCHOOL NUTRITION FUNDS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND ARE FOR EMERGENCY SCHOOL NUTRITION SERVICES, AUTHORIZE THE USE OF THESE FUNDS FOR THE SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM, AND EXTEND THE PERIOD OF USE FOR THESE FUNDS UNTIL DECEMBER 30, 2020; TO ALLOW LME/MCO REINVESTMENT PLANS TO INCLUDE PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO PUBLIC SCHOOL UNITS; TO CHANGE A CHARTER SCHOOL REPORT DATE; TO DESIGNATE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION AS AN APPROVER OF PRIVATE ACTIVITY BONDS; TO REVISE THE CALCULATION OF THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR INTERN STIPEND; TO EXTEND THE GRANT TERM FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA TRANSFORMING PRINCIPAL PREPARATION PROGRAM; AND TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FOR NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR CLAIMS RELATED TO COVID-19 CLOSURES FOR 2019-2020.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following.

Section 1

Amends GS 90-270.4(c) to provide an exemption to licensure requirements under Chapter 90 for school psychologists licensed by the State Board of Education. Exemption applies to both employees and contractors of the Department of Public Instruction or public school units.

Section 2

Amends Section 3.3 of SL 2020-4 (2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act) to allocate an additional $1 million to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to implement the School Psychologists Recruitment and Retention Pilot Program in Section 4.2E of that act, as enacted. Reduces the allocation to DPI for contracted school health personnel by $1 million.

Enacts Section 4.2E to SL 2020-4 to require the State Board to establish the 2020 School Psychologists Recruitment and Retention Pilot Program (program) using the funds allocated in Section 3.3 of that act, as amended. Details the program's purposes and defined terms. Requires the DPI recruitment and retention coordinator to coordinate with qualifying local school administrative units to allocate funds and administer the program subject to five requirements, including capping bonuses for a school psychologist at $30,000 and requiring high-need qualifying local school administrative units as a first priority in allocating funds. Defines a qualifying local school administrative unit as one that either (1) employed two or fewer full-time school psychologists in the prior school year or (2) had a ratio of school psychologists to students that was at one school psychologist for every 1,900 students in the prior school year. Defines high-need qualifying local school administrative unit to mean one that employed zero full-time school psychologists in the prior school year. Requires the DPI retention and recruitment coordinator to report to the Senate Pro Tempore, the Speaker of the House, and the specified NCGA committee and division by September 20, 2020, and every subsequent three months in which funds are awarded in the program, as specified. Allows DPI to use up to $100,000 of the funds allocated to the program to establish the recruitment and retention coordinator position.

Section 3

Amends SL 2020-3, Section 2.1, to limit the definition of year-round school to schools with calendars adopted prior to March 1, 2020.  Modifies the attendance requirement for one of the permitted plans for a year-round school to include an average of 44 to 46 days (was, fixed at 45) followed by an average of 15 to 20 days of vacation (was, fixed at 15).

Changes 2020-21 school calendar provisions in SL 2020-3, Section 2.11(b)(2), to authorize local school boards to change adopted calendars of single-track, year-round schools to vary from the permitted plan requiring 44 to 46 attendance days followed by 15 to 20 vacation days if necessary to ensure health and safety of students so long as the other existing requirements are met. 

Limits flexibility for local school boards to use remote instruction days as teacher workdays to those five days originally planned as part of 190-day annual calendar.

Authorizes further remote instruction days that a governing board determines it needs for health and safety reasons, provided the public school unit ensures compliance with COVID-19 guidance from State health and education agencies. 

Section 4

Amends SL 2020-4, Section 3.3(6), to provide that funding provided to the Department of Public Instruction for nutrition services provided in response to COVID-19 may also be allocated to the Summer Food Service Program. More specifically requires the funding to be used to provide emergency school nutrition services to students, including innovative school meals. Extends the availability of funding until December 30, 2020 (was, end of the 2019-20 school year).

Section 5

Amends GS 122C-125.2(a)(6), which specifies the types of activities an LME/MCO may include in a plan for reinvesting profits, to include assistance to public school units within the LME/MCO’s catchment area for student behavioral health needs.

Section 6

Amends GS 115C-218-110(b), which requires charter schools to file annual reports related to educational effectiveness, to extend the reporting date from February 15 to June 15.

Section 7

Enacts new GS 115C-218.37 to authorize the Superintendent of Public Instruction to approve the issuance of private activity bonds to finance or refinance a charter school after a public hearing. The Superintendent determines the procedures for the hearing and either the Superintendent or a designee conducts the hearing.

Section 8 

If S 818 becomes law (presented to Governor on 6/17/2020), amends Section 6(c) to change options for the calculation of a stipend for a school administrator intern. The stipend may be either the beginning salary of an assistant principal or, for a teacher who becomes an intern, at least as much as that person would earn as a teacher.

Section 9

Amends GS 116-74.46(c)(1) to extend the grant term for the North Carolina Transforming Principal Preparation Program from five to six years. Applies to grants awarded or renewed on or after July 1, 2020.

Section 10

Provisions are effective when they become law, unless otherwise specified.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by J. Davis.UNCODIFIED, GS 90, GS 115C, GS 116, GS 122C
S 113 (2019-2020) EDUCATION OMNIBUS. (NEW) Filed Feb 21 2019, AN ACT TO EXEMPT CERTAIN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS FROM NORTH CAROLINA PSYCHOLOGY BOARD LICENSURE; TO CLARIFY USE OF DIGITAL LEARNING PLAN FUNDS; TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR REQUIREMENTS TO EXPAND THE USE OF REMOTE LEARNING DAYS AND ALLOW MODIFICATIONS FOR SINGLE-TRACK YEAR-ROUND SCHOOLS; TO CLARIFY THAT SCHOOL NUTRITION FUNDS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND ARE FOR EMERGENCY SCHOOL NUTRITION SERVICES, AUTHORIZE THE USE OF THESE FUNDS FOR THE SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM, AND EXTEND THE PERIOD OF USE FOR THESE FUNDS UNTIL DECEMBER 30, 2020; TO ALLOW LME/MCO REINVESTMENT PLANS TO INCLUDE PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO PUBLIC SCHOOL UNITS; TO CHANGE A CHARTER SCHOOL REPORT DATE; TO DESIGNATE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION AS AN APPROVER OF PRIVATE ACTIVITY BONDS; TO REVISE THE CALCULATION OF THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR INTERN STIPEND; TO EXTEND THE GRANT TERM FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA TRANSFORMING PRINCIPAL PREPARATION PROGRAM; AND TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FOR NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR CLAIMS RELATED TO COVID-19 CLOSURES FOR 2019-2020.

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

Modifies proposed Section 4.2E(e) of SL 2020-4 (2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act) to require the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), no later than August 31, 2020, to fill the recruitment and retention coordinator position within the 2020 School Psychologists Recruitment and Retention Pilot Program.

Intro. by J. Davis.
S 156 (2019-2020) SUPERSEDING ORDERS/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ALE. (NEW) Filed Feb 27 2019, AN ACT TO CLARIFY WHEN SUBSEQUENT COURT ORDERS WILL SUPERSEDE SIMILAR PROVISIONS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS; TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO RELOCATE ALCOHOL LAW ENFORCEMENT AS SUITABLE STATE-OWNED PROPERTY IS IDENTIFIED; AND TO DIRECT THE COMMISSION FOR MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES TO EXCLUDE CERTAIN DRUG PRODUCTS FROM SCHEDULING IN THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

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

Enacts GS 116-310. Provides immunity for institutions of higher learning from claims by individuals for certain liabilities related to COVID-19. Includes constituent institutions of UNC, community colleges, and private postsecondary institutions. Except for breaches of express contract provisions, bad faith or malice, the immunized claims must relate to tuition or fees for the spring 2020 semester, and the institution must have offered remote learning options that allowed students to complete their semester credits. Includes six defined terms. Provides a severability clause. Applies retroactively to acts or omissions occurring from the declaration of COVID-19 emergency on March 10, 2020, until June 1, 2020, and to actions started on or after March 27, 2020.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by J. Jackson, Bishop, Daniel.
S 168 (2019-2020) DHHS & OTHER REVISIONS. (NEW) Filed Feb 27 2019, AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL, CONFORMING, AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO LAWS PERTAINING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND ADDING A PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIAN PRIVILEGE EXCEPTION TO CRIMES AGAINST JUVENILES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

House amendment makes the following changes to the 5th edition.

Section 1.6

Requires the Health and Human Services Secretary's work group charged with evaluating and making recommendations about updating the purpose, composition, powers, and duties of the Brain Injury Advisory Council, to specifically include representatives from Disability Rights North Carolina.

Intro. by McKissick, Hise.GS 14, GS 122C, GS 130A
S 168 (2019-2020) DHHS & OTHER REVISIONS. (NEW) Filed Feb 27 2019, AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL, CONFORMING, AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO LAWS PERTAINING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND ADDING A PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIAN PRIVILEGE EXCEPTION TO CRIMES AGAINST JUVENILES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 4th edition. Deletes the content of the 4th edition and replaces it with the following.

Part I

Section 1.1

Amends GS 122C-3(12a) to define developmental disability to include a severe, chronic disability of a person that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments (rather than attributable to one or more impairments), among other existing criteria.

Section 1.2

Amends GS 122C-112.1(a)(34) to no longer require the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to adopt rules to implement a co-payment graduated schedule to be used by LMEs and by specified contractual provider agencies. Instead, requires the Secretary to adopt a co-payment schedule for behavioral health services, intellectual and developmental disabilities services, and substance abuse disorder services based on the Medicaid co-payments for the services, to be used by LMEs and the specified contractual provider agencies. Makes conforming changes.

Section 1.3

Amends GS 122C-23(f) to specify that an appeal of a good cause waiver of the implementing rules of Article 2, GS Chapter 122C, regarding licensure of facilities for the mentally ill, developmentally disabled, and substance abusers must be filed as a contested case under Article 3 of GS Chapter 150B, which governs administrative hearings.

Section 1.4

Amends GS 122C-263.1 to authorize the Secretary to certify a licensed clinical mental health counselor, rather than a licensed professional counsellor, to perform first examinations for involuntary commitment, subject to existing specifications. Makes conforming changes.

Section 1.5

Amends Section 3F.1 of SL 2020-3, which authorizes the use of telehealth to conduct first and second involuntary commitment examinations regarding substance abuse disorders. Expands the authorization to allow for the use of telehealth equipment and procedures to conduct the first examination of a respondent required by GS 122C-263(a) to determine whether the respondent will be involuntarily committed due to mental illness.

Section 1.6

Directs the Secretary to convene a work group to evaluate and make recommendations about updating the purpose, composition, powers, and duties of the Brain Injury Advisory Council, as specified. Provides for the composition of the work group and requires the work group to report to the specified NCGA committee by March 1, 2021.

Part II

Section 2.1

Makes technical corrections to GS 130A-248, regarding the regulation of food and lodging establishments.

Section 2.2

Amends GS 130A-280, regarding the scope of the regulation of public swimming pools, to include spas operating for display at temporary events in the defined scope of regulation.

Section 2.3

Amends GS 130A-382, modifying and expanding qualifications for appointment as a county medical examiner to include: retired physicians previously licensed to practice in the state (previously not included); physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or nurses licensed to practice in the state (previously did not specify NC licensed); emergency medical technical paramedics credentialed under GS 131E-159 (previously did not specify NC credentialed); medicolegal death investigators certified by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (previously not included); pathologists' assistants (previously not included); and licensed dentists (previously not included). Maintains that preference be given to physicians licensed to practice medicine in the State.

Section 2.4

Further, amends GS 130A-382 to authorize the Chief Medical Examiner to appoint temporary county medical examiners, as defined, to serve for the duration of a state of emergency declared by the Governor, the NCGA, or the governing body of a county or municipality. 

Section 2.5

Enacts GS 130A-386.5 to establish confidentiality for death investigation information and records provided to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (Office) or the Office's agents to the same extent of confidentiality the information and records had while in the possession of the city, county, or other public entity which provided them. Deems the information and records not public records when provided to the Office unless they otherwise constitute public records while in the possession of the city, county, or other public entity. 

Part III

Amends GS 14-318.6 as enacted in SL 2019-245, which makes failure to report crimes against juveniles a Class 1 misdemeanor. Specifies that the statute does not require a licensed psychiatrist with a privilege under specified state laws from reporting pursuant to the statute if that privilege prevents them from doing so. Provides for this provision to become effective on the date the act becomes law.

Part IV

Effective October 1, 2020, unless otherwise provided.

Changes the act's titles.

Intro. by McKissick, Hise.GS 14, GS 122C, GS 130A
S 202 (2019-2020) MODIFY PROTECTIVE SERVICES LAW/ALE. (NEW) Filed Mar 6 2019, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE PRIVATE PROTECTIVE SERVICES ACT AND TO ALLOW THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO RELOCATE ALCOHOL LAW ENFORCEMENT AS SUITABLE STATE-OWNED PROPERTY IS IDENTIFIED.

House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and now provides the following.

Part I

Makes the following changes to GS Chapter 74C, Private Protective Services.

Section 1.1

Amends GS 74C-3 to include persons or other entities discovering, locating, or disengaging devices intended to block the transmission of electronic signals for valuable consideration, and individuals and other entities that for valuable consideration provide security measures to ensure the safety of business executives, public officials, celebrities, or other individuals with elevated personal risk, in the definition of private protective services profession. Provides that detection of deception examiner is limited to those persons who provide the service for a fee or other valuable consideration. Removes contracts for the protection of individuals from serious bodily harm or death from the definition of private detective or private investigator. Adds digital forensics examination and defines the term to mean any individual, firm, association, or corporation which, for a fee or other valuable consideration, provides or offers to provide examination of digitally stored data to recover, image, analyze, or examine the data by using software to determine responsibility or reconstruct usage of the data. Effective July 1, 2021, defines close personal protection to mean any person, firm, association or corporation which, for a fee or other valuable consideration, provides or offers to provide security measures to ensure the safety of specified individuals who may be exposed to elevated personal risk because of the individual's employment, statutes, wealth, associations, or geographical location. Removes persons engaged in computer or digital forensic services from those excluded from private protective services, and adds to the exclusion for persons engaged in network or system vulnerability testing to include routine service or repair. Excludes persons under contract or employed by an occupational licensing board while performing an investigation solely for that board from the definition of private protective services. Effective October 1, 2020, except as otherwise provided.

Section 1.1A

Amends GS 74C-2 by adding the requirement that a private investigator engaging in close personal protection possess a close personal protection endorsement. Establishes that, upon proof that a licensed NC private investigator or private investigator trainee has provided at least five years of services in protecting individuals from serious bodily harm or death within the five years prior to July 1, 2021, the detective or trainee is to be issued a close personal protection endorsement. Effective July 1, 2021.

Section 1.2 through 1.17

Amends GS 74C-5 to further authorize the Private Protective Services Board (Board) to do four additional listed things, including adopting and publishing a code of professional conduct for licensees, registrants, certificate holders, and permit holders, the violation of which is grounds to suspend or revoke a license, registration, or permit issued pursuant to GS 74C-12.

Amends GS 74C-7 to authorize the Secretary of Public Safety to investigate complaints, allegations, or suspicions of wrongdoing or violations of GS Chapter 74C involving unlicensed individuals, licensed individuals, or individuals to be licensed (currently, only individuals licensed and to be licensed). Authorizes the Secretary to enforce GS Chapter 74C and impose any authorized penalty against any individual or entity under investigation for and charged with a violation of the Chapter.

Amends GS 74C-8 to extend the time period which a business entity has to find a replacement qualifying agent from 30 to 90 days, and authorizes the Board to extend the 90-day period for an additional 30 days upon the filing of a petition by the business entity and a hearing by the Board. Authorizes the Board to require a late fee of $100 for missing the deadline. Requires filing of a certificate of liability insurance with the Board to issue a license. Requires applicants to pay the initial license fee and make the required contribution to the Fund within 90 days of the date the applicant receives notice of pending licensure approval unless the Board extends the period by an additional 30 days upon the filing of a petition by the applicant and a hearing by the Board. Also amends the criminal record check requirements and qualifications, adding that conviction of any crime involving the illegal use, carrying, or possession of a firearm or other deadly weapon, and the conviction of a crime involving assault (was, felonious assault) or an act of violence, are prima facie evidence that the applicant does not have good moral character or temperate habits as required by the statute.

Amends GS 74C-9 to cross-reference GS 74C-13 (concerning firearm registration permits for licensees) and to make conforming changes.

Amends GS 74C-10 to further require trainees supervised by licensees carrying a firearm while engaged in private protective services activities to obtain a liability insurance policy as specified. Authorizes a licensee to provide coverage for a trainee under the licensee's supervision, but failure to do so does not exempt the trainee from this statute. Makes technical and conforming changes.

Amends GS 74C-11 to authorize the deployment of a properly registered or licensed armed security guard from another state by a licensee during a State of Disaster or a State of Emergency declared by the Governor upon satisfaction of specified requirements, including completion of the four-hour training course mandated by specified law and rule, qualification by the Board-certified firearms instructor based on the firearms the armed security guard intends to use, and approval of the employment by the Director of the Board. Deems such qualification valid for a period of 12 months. Prohibits the duration of deployment from exceeding the declared State of Emergency or Disaster.

Amends GS 74C-12 to apply that statute to trainees, and to further authorize the Board to deny, suspend, or revoke a certification under that statute. Authorizes the Board to also take the disciplinary actions in that statute for violation of any State or federal firearms law and for fraudulently holding oneself out as employed or licensed by the Department of Public Safety (was, State Bureau of Investigation).

Amends GS 74C-13 to require proprietary employers to register individuals carrying a firearm within 30 days of employment. Directs a proprietary security organization employing an armed security guard to submit to the Board an application for license, and to renew its license every two years. Authorizes the Director of the Board to summarily suspend a firearm registration permit pending resolution of charges for any crime involving moral turpitude, offenses set out in GS 74C-12, or any crime set forth in GS 74C-8(d), as amended (previously, only for charges involving the illegal use, carrying, or possession of a firearm). Requires the firearms training program under subsection (h) to cover legal limitations on the use of, and range firing and safety procedures for, firearms (was, hand guns). Makes conforming changes.

Enacts new GS 74C-13.1. Exempts four listed classes of persons from the firearms training requirements of GS 74C-13(b), including persons who have successfully completed the North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training and completed the first year of probationary employment. Requires specified documentation from applicants claiming one of the exceptions. Directs the Board to deny exemptions if the applicant fails to provide documentation. Requires exempted applicants to qualify within the first three attempts on the required firearm qualification course. Failure to qualify on both courses requires the applicant to undergo the entire 20-hour course of instruction. Applicants claiming an exemption must still complete the legal instruction required in GS 74C-13(b)(1).

Amends GS 74C-17 to apply the civil penalty limit of $2,000 as a limit on each individual violation, instead of as a general limit. 

Amends GS 74C-23 to require companies, firms, or corporations licensed under this Chapter to provide the Director with notice of change of ownership within 10 days (was, 60 days) prior to the effective date of the transaction and a list of all registrants and licensees affected by the transaction. Requires notice to the Director within 60 days from the effective date of the transaction, written confirmation of the completion of any necessary changes for the acquiring party to comply with this Chapter and applicable Board rules.

Amends GS 14-269.3, regarding carrying weapons into assemblies and establishments serving alcoholic beverages, to provide that the statute does not apply to persons registered as a security guard, or hired by the owner, lessee, or person or organization sponsoring the event or a person employed by an entity licensed under GS 74C-2 who is hired by the owner, lessee, or person or organization sponsoring the event.

Further amends GS Chapter 74C, making language gender neutral throughout. 

The above provisions of Sections 1.2 through 1.17 are effective October 1, 2020.

Part II

Allows the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to begin to relocate the ALE headquarters and regional office as State-owned space if identified or recurring funds is secured. Until then, requires DPS to continue with the consolidation of ALE and SBE regions and regional offices so that district offices are co-located. Effective when the act becomes law.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by Britt, McInnis, McKissick.GS 74C
S 208 (2019-2020) COVID-19 IMMUNITY/IHES. (NEW) Filed Mar 7 2019, AN ACT TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR CLAIMS RELATED TO COVID-19 CLOSURES FOR SPRING 2020.

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

Enacts GS 116-310. Provides immunity for institutions of higher learning from claims by individuals for certain liabilities related to COVID-19. Includes constituent institutions of UNC, community colleges, and private postsecondary institutions. Except for breaches of express contract provisions, bad faith or malice, the immunized claims must relate to tuition or fees for the spring 2020 semester, and the institution must have offered remote learning options that allowed students to complete their semester credits. Includes six defined terms. Provides a severability clause. Applies retroactively to acts or omissions occurring from the declaration of COVID-19 emergency on March 10, 2020, until June 1, 2020, and to actions started on or after March 27, 2020.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by McInnis, Daniel, Hise.GS 116
S 361 (2019-2020) HEALTHY NC. (NEW) Filed Mar 26 2019, AN ACT TO ENACT THE PSYCHOLOGY INTERJURISDICTIONAL COMPACT, ALLOW LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS TO CONDUCT FIRST-LEVEL COMMITMENT EXAMINATIONS, ELIMINATE REDUNDANCY IN ADULT CARE HOME INSPECTIONS, ENSURE THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION OF STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS, AND CLARIFY THE USE OF CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUNDS ALLOCATED TO THE NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER ASSOCIATION.

Conference report to the 6th edition makes the following changes.

Part I.

Changes the effective date of the provisions of Section 1, which recodifies several statutes and enacts Article 18H, Psychology Interjurisdictional Licensure Compact, GS Chapter 90, to March 1, 2021 (previously effective when at least seven states have enacted the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact).

Part II

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 122C-263.1, allowing licensed marriage and family therapists to conduct first examinations for involuntary commitment, to October 1, 2020 (was effective October 1, 2019).

Part IV

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 58-3-221, regarding access to nonformulary and restricted access prescription drugs, to October 1, 2020 (was, October 1, 2019).

Part V

Amends subdivision 3.3(24) of SL 2020-4 (2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act) to expand the purposes for which funds allocated to the NC Community Health Center Association can be used to include offsetting five classes of costs incurred by member health centers related to the provision of patient care within the State to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Makes technical changes. 

Part VI

Amends GS 122C-268 to make clarifying changes and make language gender-neutral. Also mandates, rather than permits, the Attorney General to designate a staff attorney to represent the State's interest at any commitment hearing, rehearing, or supplemental hearing held in a place other than a State facility for individuals with mental illness or psychiatric service of UNC Hospital.

Deletes the following previous Parts of the act: Part IV (regarding Lupus awareness and establishing a Lupus Advisory Council), Part Part VI (regarding coverage of orally administered anticancer drugs), Part VII (regarding Medicaid telemedicine policies), Part VIII (regarding access to telehealth services), and Part IX (establishing a Healthcare Solutions Task Force).

Makes further technical changes. Makes conforming changes to the act's organization and changes the act's long title.

Intro. by Krawiec, Bishop, Hise.APPROP, GS 58, GS 90, GS 122C, GS 131D
S 488 (2019-2020) DMV/MV DEALER CHANGES. (NEW) Filed Apr 2 2019, AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO VARIOUS DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES PROCESSES.

Conference report to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. 

Eliminates the uncodified provisions of previous Section 1, which authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to enter into agreements to use commission contractors who are under contract with the DMV for the issuance of plate and certificates to process certificates of title and renewals of vehicle registrations, with an expiration of December 31, 2020.

Section 2

Amends the proposed changes to GS 20-79.1, which allows DMV to enter into agreements to use commission contractors who are under contract with the DMV for the issuance of plates and certificates to distribute temporary registration plates to dealers. No longer requires DMV to, insofar as practicable, identify at least six commission contractors to enter into agreements with to make temporary registration plates more available to dealers across all of the state's geographic regions. Now requires DMV to make every effort to enter into agreements with commission contractors across all geographic regions of the state in order to make temporary registration plates accessible to all dealers if DMV enters into agreements under the new provision.

Section 3

Expands the immunity and hold harmless provisions set out for DMV regarding notation of security interest fraudulently or erroneously placed on a certificate of title for applications submitted to the DMV under this section and applications submitted with an inaccurate electronic signature under this section, to grant the same immunities to DMV's commission contractors. 

Section 6

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 20-295, regarding a grace period for pending motor vehicle dealer license renewals, to now make the provisions effective on the date the act becomes law (was effective October 1, 2020).

Section 6.5

Adds new Section 6.5. Amends GS 20-24.1 to allow persons with a license revoked only for failure to pay fines to apply to the court for a limited driving privilege valid for up to one year or until any fine, penalty, or court costs ordered by the court are paid. Restricts application to those who have not had a limited driving privilege granted within the three prior years to application under this provision. Provides for the parameters of the privilege order. Effective December 1, 2020, and applies to applications for limited driving privileges filed on or after that date.

Intro. by B. Jackson, Wells, Chaudhuri.GS 20, GS 93B
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.

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

Modifies proposed new GS 131E-79.3 to provide that a hospital must allow a support person of the patient's choice, who may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker, to be present during the patient's stay unless an enumerated exception applies. Requires hospitals to have written policies and procedures on visitation and to inform patients and support persons of their visitation rights. No longer includes provisions about visitation of minor patients; immediate family members of adult patients; limitations on the termination, suspension, or waiver of visitation rights; authorization for hospitals to conduct health screenings; or posting of informational materials. Makes conforming changes to the proposed statute's title.

Adds the following provisions.

Directs the State Controller to transfer $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Reserve to the Coronavirus Relief Fund (both established by SL 2020-4) for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Appropriates the transferred funds to the Office of State Management and Budget (OSBM) on a nonrecurring basis for the 2019-20 fiscal year to be allocated to UNC-Chapel Hill for the NC Policy Collaboratory (Collaboratory) to implement a statewide COVID-19 testing, tracking and tracing initiative for the reopening of businesses and the protection of public health. Requires the funds to be used for: (1) creating an internet-based portal for NC-based businesses with an interest in using testing, tracking, and tracing incentives to sign up as participants in the program; (2) selecting a geographically balanced representation of businesses based on the economic tier of the county of operation and the State's economic opportunity zones; (3) selecting a diverse sampling of businesses based on their sector; (4) selecting technologies to be deployed in businesses to carry out an effective testing, tracking, and tracing program; (5) collecting, synthesizing, visualizing, and reporting data to show the efficacy of public health best practices in conjunction with businesses remaining open; and (6) any other research or activity related to monitoring, assessing, or addressing the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

Requires the Collaboratory to report to the specified NCGA committee on the progress of the use of appropriated funds received by September 1, 2020. 

Provides that the specified provisions of GS Chapter 143 and GS Chapter 116 do not apply to the purchase of apparatus, supplies, material, or equipment with any of the funds appropriated by the act.

Restricts use of appropriated funds to necessary eligible expenditures incurred during the period beginning March 1, 2020, and ending on December 30, 2020. Provides for the funds to remain available until December 30, 2020, or until the later of June 30, 2022, or a date authorized by a congressional act allowing for the use of federal CARES Act funds beyond December 30, 2020, if the CARES Act is amended.

Changes the act's long title.

Intro. by Daniel, Perry, Krawiec.APPROP, GS 131E
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.

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

Part II

Adds the following.

Directs the State Controller to transfer $26.4 million in nonrecurring funds for the 2020-21 fiscal year from the Medicaid Transformation Reserve to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Central Management and Support, for operations and maintenance expenses for the NC Families Accessing Services Through Technology (NC FAST) system and investment in infrastructure modernization, document management, and other critical NC FAST projects.

Adds a new directive requiring the Division of Central Management to report any change in federal funding or federal match rates within 30 days after the change to the specified NCGA committees and division.

Makes a technical change.

Maintains the Part's effective date of July 1, 2020.

Part III

Makes organizational and clarifying changes.

Adds the following.

Directs the State Controller to transfer $20 million in nonrecurring funds for the 2020-21 fiscal year from the Coronavirus Relief Reserve to the Coronavirus Relief Fund (both established in SL 2020-4). Appropriates the transferred funds to the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) for 2020-21 to be allocated to DHHS, Division of Child Development and Early Education, for early childhood initiatives to assist in mitigating the financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Amends Section 3.3 of SL 2020-4, increasing the allocation OSBM must make to DHHS from $25 million to $100 million to expand public and private initiatives for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and trends tracking and analysis. Adds to the nonexclusive list of uses (1) periodic COVID-19 testing for surveillance and occupational safety, particularly but not exclusively with respect to long-term staff working in congregate living settings and historically underserved or at-risk populations and (2) hiring temporary staff to augment contact tracing functions performed by local health departments, particularly those serving historically underserved or at-risk populations.

Part VI

Eliminates the previous provisions of Part VI which required county departments of social services to take specified actions regarding redetermination of Medicaid eligibility within 60 days of the nationwide declaration of a public health emergency. Replaces the provisions with the following.

Directs county departments to: (1) resume Medicaid eligibility determinations for beneficiaries whose annual or periodic renewal of eligibility is due on or after September 1, 2020; (2) resume requesting post-eligibility verification information for applications received on or after September 1, 2020; (3) make a good faith effort to redetermine Medicaid eligibility for beneficiaries who were due for an annual or periodic renewal of eligibility prior to September 1, 2020, but for whom recertification did not occur; and (4) make a good faith effort to request post-eligibility verification information for applications received prior to September 1, 2020, for which post-eligibility verifications have not been requested. 

Prohibits county departments from terminating benefits for a Medicaid beneficiary if doing so would result in the State being ineligible for the increased Medicaid funding under specified federal law, but requires such cases to be identified in the NC FAST system by July 31, 2020. Requires notices of termination for such identified cases within 90 days after the expiration of the nationwide declared public health emergency.

Provides that county authority to comply with a court order or settlement agreement are not affected.

Adds that the provisions apply to any federally recognized Native American tribe that has assumed responsibility for the Medicaid program.

Part VII

Eliminates the proposed directive requiring the Division of Health Benefits to make specified monthly payments to prepaid health plans if the required Medicaid capitated payments do not begin by July 1, 2021. 

Now directs DHHS to amend the statewide and regional standard benefit plan prepaid health plan capitated contracts awarded as of June 1, 2020, so that the contract covers four-year terms rather than three-year terms, with the option to extend the contract for up to one successive contract year or a shorter period as required by DHHS. Provides that if any prepaid health plan declines this contract amendment in writing, then the contract amendment cannot be required and the contract terms remain in effect as of June 1, 2020, until and unless amended by a future agreement.

Changes the act's long title.

Intro. by Brown, Harrington, B. Jackson.APPROP, GS 58, GS 105, GS 108A, GS 108D, GS 122C, GS 143C
S 866 (2019-2020) ADDITIONS TO 2020 APPOINTMENTS BILL. Filed Jun 24 2020, AN ACT TO APPOINT PERSONS TO VARIOUS PUBLIC OFFICES UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Includes whereas clauses.

Part I.

Appoints the specified persons to the following public offices upon the recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, effective on the specified date, with terms expiring as provided: the NC Partnership for Children, Inc.; the African-American Heritage Commission; the Alarm Systems Licensing Board; the NC Appraisal Board; the NC Arboretum Board of Directors; the NC Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners; the NC Child Care Commission; the NC Housing Partnership; the NC Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission; the NC Real Estate Commission; the NC Recreational Therapy Licensure Board; the NC State Water Infrastructure Authority; the State Board of Proprietary Schools; the Roanoke Island Historical Association, Inc.; the Rules Review Commission; the Well Contractors Certification Commission; the NC On-Site Wastewater Contractors and Inspectors Certification Board; the NC Board of Dietetics/Nutrition; the State Ethics Commission; the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching Board of Trustees; the Domestic Violence Commission; the Rural Infrastructure Authority; the Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council; the 911 Board; the Commission on Indigent Defense Services; the NC Board of Nursing; the NC Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board; the Dispute Resolution Commission; the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy; the State Judicial Council; the UNC Greensboro Board of Trustees; the UNC School of the Arts Board of Trustees; the Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services; the Disciplinary Hearing Commission of the NC State Bar; the NC Institute of Medicine Board of Directors; the NC Board of Electrolysis Examiners; the Umstead Act Unfair Competition Panel; the NC State University Board of Trustees; the NC State Banking Commission; the License to Give Trust Fund Commission; and the NC Board of Funeral Service.

Part II.

Appoints the specified persons to the following public offices upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, effective on the specified date, with terms expiring as provided: the Acupuncture Licensing Board; the African-American Heritage Commission; the NC Agricultural Finance Authority; the NC Appraisal Board; the NC Arboretum Board of Directors; the NC Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners; the Centennial Authority; the NC Child Care Commission; the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund Board of Trustees; the Cleveland County Community College Board of Trustees; the NC Code Qualifications Board; the NC Board of Dietetics/Nutrition; the Domestic Violence Commission; the Economic Investment Committee; the Education Commission of the States; the NC State Board of Examiners of Fee-Based Practicing Pastoral Counselors; the NC State Commission of Indian Affairs; the Commission on Indigent Defense Services; the NC Interpreter and Transliterator Licensing Board; the NC Irrigation Contractors' Licensing Board; the Judicial Standards Commission; the License to Give Trust Fund Commission; the NC Locksmith Licensing Board; the NC Medical Board; the Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services; the 911 Board; the NC On-Site Wastewater Contractors and Inspectors Certification Board; the Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council; the NC Partnership for Children, Inc.; the NC State Ports Authority; the NC Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission; the State Board of Proprietary Schools; the NC Real Estate Commission; the NC Recreational Therapy Licensure Board; the Rules Review Commission; the Rural Infrastructure Authority; the NC Board for Licensing of Soil Scientists; the State Ethics Commission; the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board; the Board of Trustees of the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees; the State Judicial Council; the NC State Water Infrastructure Authority; the Virginia-North Carolina High-Speed Rail Compact Commission.

Part III.

Appoints the specified persons to the following public offices upon the recommendation of the Minority Leader of the Senate, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, or the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, as specified therein, with terms expiring as provided: the Board of Directors of the NC Partnership for Children, Inc. (upon recommendation of the Minority Leader of the Senate); the Board of Directors of the NC Partnership for Children, Inc. (upon recommendation of the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives); the Board of Directors of the NC Partnership for Children, Inc. (upon recommendation of the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives).

Part IV.

Provides that appointments begin on the date the act becomes law, unless otherwise provided.

Intro. by Rabon.
S 867 (2019-2020) 2020 BOG VACANCY ELECTION. Filed Jun 24 2020, A SENATE RESOLUTION ELECTING JAMES ARTHUR POPE TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Includes whereas clauses. Elects James Pope to the UNC Board of Governors for a term beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021. 

Intro. by B. Jackson.SENATE RES

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-06-24

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 477 (2019-2020) FOUR-YEAR TERMS/TOWN OF BETHEL. Filed Mar 27 2019, AN ACT EXTENDING THE TERMS OF OFFICE FROM TWO TO FOUR YEARS FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE TOWN OF BETHEL BEGINNING IN 2021.

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

Removes provisions abolishing the office of coroner in Bladen County (such office is abolished by SL 2020-21, effective January 1, 2021).  Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

Intro. by K. Smith.Pitt

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-06-24

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.

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. SL 2020-34. Enacted June 24, 2020. Effective June 24, 2020.

Intro. by Sanderson.UNCODIFIED, Carteret
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: 2020-06-24

PUBLIC BILLS

H 32: COLLABORATIVE LAW.

    House: Ratified

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

    House: Concurred On 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Enrolled

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

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

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

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

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

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

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

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

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

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

H 463: EDUCATION IN PRISONS. (NEW)

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

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

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed
    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 06/25/2020

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

    House: Failed To Override Veto

H 612: DSS REVIEW OF PROCEDURES/CRIMINAL HISTORY/OAH. (NEW)

    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 44(d)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2020
    Senate: Conf Report Adopted

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

    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 44(d)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2020
    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 44(d)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2020

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

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

H 694: DESIGNATE LEGACY AIRPORTS.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Special Message Sent To House
    House: Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Amend
    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2020
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Concurred In S Amend SA1
    House: Ordered Enrolled
    House: Ordered Enrolled

H 736: ELECTIVE SHARE-JOINT ACCOUNTS.

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

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

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

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

    House: Concurred In S Com Sub
    House: Ordered Enrolled

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

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed
    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 06/25/2020

H 920: CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION CHANGES.

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

H 1023: CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND/ADDITIONS & REVISIONS (NEW).

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Amend Adopted A3
    Senate: Amend Adopted A4
    Senate: Amend Adopted A5
    Senate: Amend Tabled A6
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed
    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 06/25/2020

H 1050: PED/LOW-PERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

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

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

H 1064: GSC CLARIFYING BINGO LICENSE STATUTE.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    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 06/25/2020

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

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 1072: GSC TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS 2020.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

H 1074: OMITTED MEMBERSHIP SERVICE/TSERS/LGERS.

    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.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading

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

    House: Concurred In S Com Sub
    House: Ordered Enrolled

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

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

H 1168: MURPHY BRANCH CORRIDOR REDUCTION.

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 6/24/2020

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

    House: Amend Adopted A3
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate

H 1232: HONOR TONY RAND, FORMER MEMBER.

    House: Filed
    House: Rules Suspended
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Cal Pursuant 32
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Adopted

S 105: CLARIFY EMERGENCY POWERS. (NEW)

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

S 113: EDUCATION OMNIBUS. (NEW)

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate

S 156: SUPERSEDING ORDERS/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ALE. (NEW)

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

S 168: DHHS & OTHER REVISIONS. (NEW)

    House: Serial Referral To Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Stricken
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate

S 202: MODIFY PROTECTIVE SERVICES LAW/ALE. (NEW)

    House: Failed 2nd Reading

S 208: COVID-19 IMMUNITY/IHES. (NEW)

    House: Serial Referral To Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Stricken
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate

S 217: UI/PRECINCT WORKERS/2020 GENERAL ELECTION. (NEW)

    House: Conf Report Adopted 2nd
    Senate: Conf Report Passed 2nd
    House: Conf Report Adopted 2nd
    Senate: Conf Report Passed 2nd

S 231: AGENCY POLICY DIRECTIVES/2019-2021. (NEW)

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

S 361: HEALTHY NC. (NEW)

    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 44(d)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2020
    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2020

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

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2020
    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2020

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

    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 44(d)
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/25/2020
    Senate: Conf Report Adopted

S 730: THE NO PATIENT LEFT ALONE ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

S 733: UNC CAPITAL PROJECTS. (NEW)

    Senate: Concurred In H Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

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

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

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

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Concurred In H Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

Actions on Bills: 2020-06-24

LOCAL BILLS

H 477: FOUR-YEAR TERMS/TOWN OF BETHEL.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    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 06/25/2020

S 201: BOLTON, DUNN, JACKSONVILLE BOUNDARIES. (NEW)

    Senate: Concurred On 2nd Reading

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