The Daily Bulletin: 2020-07-07

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-07-07

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 1235 (2019-2020) MODIFICATIONS TO 2020 APPOINTMENTS. Filed Jul 6 2020, AN ACT TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO APPOINTMENTS MADE IN THE 2020 APPOINTMENTS BILL.

House amendment amends the 1st edition as follows.

Amends SL 2020-39 by changing the term of the appointees to the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board so that it expires in 2020 instead of 2021. 

Intro. by Lewis.UNCODIFIED
H 1236 (2019-2020) CONFIRM GOVERNOR'S APPT TO BD OF REVIEW. Filed Jul 7 2020, A JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE CONFIRMATION OF JEAN FARMER-BUTTERFIELD TO THE BOARD OF REVIEW.

Includes whereas clauses. Confirms the Governor's appointment of Jean Farmer-Butterfield to the Board of Review for a term beginning July 12, 2020, and ending June 30, 2024. 

Intro. by Lewis.JOINT RES

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-07-07

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
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.

The Governor vetoed the bill 7/07/20. The Governor's objections and veto message can be viewed here: https://webservices.ncleg.gov/ViewBillDocument/2019/8635/0/S168-BILL-NBC-8620

Intro. by McKissick, Hise.GS 14, GS 122C, GS 130A
S 226 (2019-2020) DELAY CERTAIN ABC PERMIT RENEWAL PAYMENTS. (NEW) Filed Mar 12 2019, AN ACT TO DELAY THE PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR CERTAIN ABC PERMIT RENEWALS.

House committee substitute deletes the content of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following.

Establishes a 90-day grace period for ABC permit renewal or registration fees for permittees prohibited from operating under Executive Order No 141, making payments due 90 days after the order is rescinded so long as the permittee notifies the ABC Commission in writing of its intent to delay payment. Allows permittees to request a refund and repay before the grace period ends. Effective June 30, 2020.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by Sanderson.UNCODIFIED
S 232 (2019-2020) REPEAL DEATH INVEST CONF/MASKS/HEALTH&SAFETY. (NEW) Filed Mar 12 2019, AN ACT TO REPEAL CONFIDENTIALITY OF CERTAIN DEATH INVESTIGATION INFORMATION AND TO AUTHORIZE INDIVIDUALS TO WEAR MASKS AND FACE COVERINGS FOR HEALTH PURPOSES.

House amendment to the 3rd edition removes the proposed criminal and civil immunity for business owners and operators who post signage regarding mask requirements of executive orders and municipal or county ordinances, as well as immunity from violation of such executive orders and county ordinances. 

Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

Intro. by D. Davis, Brown, B. Jackson.GS 14
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 deletes the content of the 5th edition and replaces it with the following.

Amends Section 2.11 of SL 2020-3 (2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act) to allow a local board of education to schedule remote instruction in the first five days of the school calendar if needed to ensure the health and safety of students due to COVID-19, subject to State Board of Education approval. Section 2.11 prohibits the scheduling of remote instruction days prior to August 24, 2020, for traditional schools, and prior to the sixth instructional day for year-round or modified calendar schools. 

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by Wells, Brown.UNCODIFIED
S 380 (2019-2020) DHHS BLOCK GRANTS. (NEW) Filed Mar 27 2019, AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL, CONFORMING, AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS RELATED TO DHHS BLOCK GRANTS.

House committee substitute deletes the content of the 5th edition and replaces it with the following.

Amends Section 1.1 of SL 2019-192, as amended, to revise the appropriations schedule from federal block grants made to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the 2019-21 fiscal biennium in amounts specified for the 2020-21 fiscal year for the following: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Funds; Social Services Block Grant; Low-Income Energy Assistance Block Grant; Child Care and Development Fund Block Grant; Mental Health Services Block Grant; Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant; Maternal and Child Health Block Grant; Preventive Health Services Block Grant; and Community Services Block Grant. Makes conforming adjustments to block grant totals and coordinating provisions. Adds new provisions as follows. Grants the Division of Social Services the authority to realign appropriated funds between the State-level services Low Income Energy Assistance Payments and Crisis Assistance Payments without prior consultation with the specified NCGA committee for the 2020-21 fiscal year only. Directs DHHS to develop and implement a centralized system to collect, track, analyze, monitor and disseminate performance, outputs and outcome data for the Community Services Block Grant Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program to replace the current software, with the project not continuing until the business case is approved by the Office of State Budget and Management and the State Chief Information Officer in the Enterprise Management Office's Touchdown System, at which time up to $119,486 in Low Income Energy Assistance funds and up to $358,458 in Community Service Block Grant funds can be budgeted for transfer for information technology projects for 2020-21. 

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by Wells, Hise, Daniel.APPROP
S 474 (2019-2020) OBSOLETE BDS/JUDICIAL AND ADMIN. CHANGES. (NEW) Filed Apr 2 2019, AN ACT TO ABOLISH OBSOLETE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS THAT ARE NO LONGER FUNCTIONAL, MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERGENCY JUDGES, TRANSFER THE BOXING COMMISSION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND TO EXTEND SUNSET ON WAIVER OF REQUIRING WITNESSES FOR HEALTH CARE POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND FOR ADVANCED DIRECTIVES FOR A NATURAL DEATH.

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

Corrects a statutory reference regarding the repeal of the NC Agency for Public Telecommunications. 

Corrects a session law reference regarding the repeal of the Grants Management Oversight Committees. 

Makes a clarifying change to repeal Section 3 of SL 2003-404, concerning the Blount Street Historic District Oversight Committee, rather than the entire session law.

Deletes the provisions regarding the proposed repeal or abolition of the following: the Eastern Carolina Regional Housing Authority Board of Commissioners; the Southern Technology Council; the NC Advisory Council on the Eastern Band of the Cherokee; and the State Advisory Council on Indian Education. 

Adds the following content.

Amends GS 7A-52 to allow retired superior court judges who have not reached the mandatory retirement age to apply to become district court emergency judges if they were district court judges prior to retiring from the superior court. 

Transfers the Boxing Commission (Commission) from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) as a Type II transfer, except that the Commission's management functions are not performed under the direction and supervision of the Secretary of Public Safety (Secretary). Makes conforming changes to GS 143-652.2, including changing member appointment authority from the Secretary of Commerce to the Secretary, and GS 143-655. Transfers funds from the State Boxing Revenue Account with the Department of Commerce to the same named account within DPS; orders closure of the Department of Commerce account upon transfer. Provides for all Commission members to continue to serve their terms as appointed pursuant to Section 12 of SL 2019-203 (which transferred the Commission from DPS to the Department of Commerce), except that the one voting member appointed by the Secretary of Commerce under GS 143-652.2(a)(4) for a three-year term must be replaced by an appointee of the Secretary of Public Safety on the effective date of the act to serve the remainder of that term. Provides a savings clause for all boxing investigations, hearings, proceedings and prosecutions pursuant to Article 68 prior to the act's effective date. 

Extends the sunset from August 1, 2020, to March 1, 2021, of GS 32A-16.1 and GS 90-321.1, as enacted by SL 2020-3, which establish a waiver for the requirement of two qualified witnesses for execution of health care powers of attorney and advanced directives for a natural death declaration executed on the effective date of SL 2020-3 (May 4, 2020) and until the termination of the State of Emergency declared in Executive Order No 116, as extended by subsequent Executive Orders. 

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

S 474 (2019-2020) OBSOLETE BDS/JUDICIAL AND ADMIN. CHANGES. (NEW) Filed Apr 2 2019, AN ACT TO ABOLISH OBSOLETE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS THAT ARE NO LONGER FUNCTIONAL, MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERGENCY JUDGES, TRANSFER THE BOXING COMMISSION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND TO EXTEND SUNSET ON WAIVER OF REQUIRING WITNESSES FOR HEALTH CARE POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND FOR ADVANCED DIRECTIVES FOR A NATURAL DEATH.

House amendment to the 4th edition makes a technical correction to the statutory Article referenced in Section 9, regarding the proposed repeal of the Legislative Commission on Methamphetamine Abuse.

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-07-07

The Daily Bulletin: 2020-07-07

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: 2020-07-07

PUBLIC BILLS

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

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

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

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

H 1234: CONFIRM GOVERNOR'S APPTS TO MINING COMMSSION.

    House: Rules Suspended
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate

H 1235: MODIFICATIONS TO 2020 APPOINTMENTS.

    House: Rules Suspended
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed

H 1236: CONFIRM GOVERNOR'S APPT TO BD OF REVIEW.

    House: Filed
    House: Rules Suspended
    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Cal Pursuant 32
    House: Placed On Cal For 07/08/2020

S 168: DHHS & OTHER REVISIONS. (NEW)

    Senate: Placed On Cal For 07/08/2020

S 226: DELAY CERTAIN ABC PERMIT RENEWAL PAYMENTS. (NEW)

    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 232: REPEAL DEATH INVEST CONF/MASKS/HEALTH&SAFETY. (NEW)

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed

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

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 4
    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 380: DHHS BLOCK GRANTS. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 3
    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 474: OBSOLETE BDS/JUDICIAL AND ADMIN. CHANGES. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed

Actions on Bills: 2020-07-07

No local actions on bills

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