The Daily Bulletin: 2021-05-11

The Daily Bulletin: 2021-05-11

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 7 (2021) PROTECT CITY EMPLOYEES FROM RETALIATION. Filed Jan 27 2021, AN ACT PROVIDING THAT CITIES SHALL ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS ENCOURAGING THEIR EMPLOYEES TO REPORT IMPROPER OR UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY AND REQUIRING CITIES TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES WHO REPORT SUCH ACTIVITY FROM RETALIATION OR OTHER DISCRIMINATORY ACTION.

House committee substitute amends the 3rd edition as follows.

Adds to GS 160A-164 that new (b) does not prohibit councils, supervisors, department heads, or other appropriate authorities from imposing disciplinary action against an employee for any violation, fraud, misappropriation, gross mismanagement, or other activity specified in subsection (b) (i) through (v) that occurred before the employee's report.

Intro. by Hanig, Bradford, Hardister.GS 160A
H 96 (2021) ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO ADMIN. INJECTABLE DRUGS. Filed Feb 16 2021, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE IMMUNIZING PHARMACISTS TO DISPENSE, DELIVER, AND ADMINISTER CERTAIN TREATMENT AND MEDICATIONS AND TO REQUIRE PARENTAL CONSENT FOR ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINES UNDER AN EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION TO A MINOR.

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

Maintains the act's whereas clauses. Deletes the substantive content of the act and replaces it with the following. 

Enacts new subsection (e) to GS 90-85.15B, authorizing immunizing pharmacists to administer FDA-approved drugs and biologicals via intramuscular or subcutaneous injection to human patients 18 years or older pursuant to a specific prescription order initiated by a prescriber following an exam of the individual patient that conforms to the standards of acceptable and prevailing medical practice in the State. Requires compliance with the rules jointly adopted by the NC Board of Pharmacy and the NC Medical Board. Provides that the new subsection does not limit the ability to administer vaccinations and immunizations in accordance with existing law. Effective July 1, 2022.

Directs the NC Board of Pharmacy and the NC Medical Board to, by April 1, 2022, to: (1) implement the act's provisions; (ii) establish and maintain a list of drugs and biologicals adopted pursuant to this act, including specific protocols for each drug or biological, that pharmacists may safely administer by injection; and (iii) develop record-keeping requirements, including a requirement that the pharmacist report administration of the drugs or biologicals authorized by this act to the prescriber within 72 hours. Requires drug- and biological-specific protocols to address the essential considerations and precautions the immunizing pharmacist must take before administering the drug or biological, as specified. 

Intro. by Sasser, Setzer, White, Adcock.GS 90
H 169 (2021) STATE HEALTH PLAN DATA TRANSPARENCY.-AB Filed Feb 25 2021, AN ACT ALLOWING THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE HEALTH PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES TO ACCESS AND UTILIZE ITS OWN CLAIMS PAYMENT DATA WHILE CONTINUING TO PROTECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF THE INFORMATION.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 135-48.1, by amending the definition of the term Claim Payment Data by deleting the provision specifying that the term includes any document, material, or other work, whether tangible or electronic, that is derived from, is based on, or reflects any of the foregoing data fields or information contained therein. Amends GS 135-48.32 by adding that the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees (Plan) must not make any use or disclosure of the Claim Payment Data that would compromise the proprietary nature of the data, or, as applicable, its status as a trade secret, or otherwise misappropriate the data. Also prohibits the Plan from using a provider's Claim Payment Data to negotiate rates, fee schedules, or other master changes with that provider or any other provider. Allows the Plan to disclose Claim Payment Data to a third party auditor to verify the legitimacy of claims paid on behalf of the Plan. Makes any disclosure to a third-party auditor subject to this statute with regard to the use and further disclosure of Claim Payment Data. Deletes the provision providing that a Claims Processor who discloses Claim Payment Data in accordance with this statute will not incur any civil liability and is not subject to equitable relief in connection for the disclosure. Adds instead that anyone who discloses Claim Payment Data in violation of the statute is subject to a civil penalty no greater than $250 per violation.

Intro. by Goodwin, Potts, Everitt, Dahle.GS 135
H 178 (2021) ACCESS TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST INFORMATION. Filed Feb 25 2021, AN ACT TO REQUIRE ACCESS TO ACCURATE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT COST INFORMATION.

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

Revises the definitions set forth for new Article 56B, Access to Prescription Drug Benefit Cost Information, in GS Chapter 58. Modifies health care services to include procedures or services rendered by a prescriber or health care provider that meet the specified criteria (was, limited to rendering by a health care provider). Includes a health maintenance organization that prescribes drugs to individuals or groups under contracts issued or delivered in the State in the defined term payor. Replaces the definition for real time to now define the term as exchange of patient eligibility, product coverage, and benefit financials for a choice product and pharmacy and identification of coverage restrictions and alternatives when they exist, delivered immediately after product selection using electronic prescribing platforms or systems (was, defined as delivered immediately after collection). Revises the criteria for the term therapeutically equivalent alternative to include that the prescription drug uses real-time prescription benefit standards developed by an organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute.

Revises the new Article as follows. Makes technical and clarifying changes to the required electronic provision of certain information relating to prescription price transparency and patient access to prescribed medications; corrects a statutory cross-reference. Adds prescribers to the electronic health record entities involved in the process of prescribing, dispensing, paying for, and exchanging information relating to prescription drugs which must partner with intermediaries to ensure the delivery of accurate patient-specific prescription price transparency information. Now requires prescribers, alternatively to providers, to communicate to a patient the most therapeutically appropriate treatment for the patient's diagnosis and the drug cost information, therapeutically equivalent alternatives, and delivery options. Adds that a pharmacist filling a prescription for a specific biological product can substitute an interchangeable biological product only if (1) the prescriber has not indicated that the pharmacist cannot substitute an interchangeable biosimilar biological product for the prescribed biological product and (2) the FDA has determined the biological product to be substituted is interchangeable with the prescribed biological product. Changes the act's effective date to January 1, 2023 (was, July 1, 2021).

Intro. by Sasser, Adcock, Potts, K. Baker.GS 58
H 200 (2021) LIFETIME CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT. Filed Mar 2 2021, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF A LIFETIME CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT.

House committee substitute (corrected copy) amends the 1st edition as follows.

Adds and defines fixed duration permit and lifetime permit to the defined terms set forth in GS 14-415.10, which sets forth defined terms applicable to Article 54B, which governs concealed handgun permits. Makes organizational changes. 

Revises the proposed changes to GS 14-415.11 regarding concealed carry permits to provide for two types of permits: a fixed duration permit, valid for five years from the date of issuance (aligning with current permitting laws); and a lifetime permit, valid until revoked or surrendered (previously amended to make all conceal carry permits valid until revoked or suspended). Makes conforming clarifications to current law to make provisions which reference permit expiration specifically apply to fixed duration permits. Maintains the proposed change to require permittees to notify the sheriff of the county where the person resides within 30 days of any address change (previously required notification of the issuing sheriff).

Eliminates the previous conforming changes to GS 14-415.11, GS 14-415.18, and GS 14-415.19, and conforming repeals of GS 14-415.16 and GS 14-416.16A. Instead, amends the statutes and further amends Article 54B as follows.

Amends GS 14-415.14 to require a conceal carry permit application to indicate which type of permit the applicant is applying for.

Amends GS 14-415.16, regarding renewals, and GS 14-415.16A, regarding permit extensions and renewals for military permittees, making the provisions applicable to fixed duration permits only. 

Enacts GS 14-415.16B, allowing a lifetime permit holder to apply at any time to have the lifetime permit reissued as a fixed duration permit in the same manner as an application for renewal of a fixed duration permit under GS 14-415.16.

Maintains proposed GS 14-415.17(d) to require sheriffs to provide permittee address changes to the State Bureau of Investigation for inclusion in the statewide list of permittees. Further amends GS 14-415.17 to require lifetime permits and fixed duration permits to bear a clear indication of either the lifetime duration or expiration date on their face as applicable. Adds to the requirements of the issuing sheriff to include in the list of persons issued permits which type of permit is issued. 

Maintains the proposed additional grounds for permit revocation set out in GS 14-415.17 to include that the person is no longer a state resident. 

Revises GS 14-415.19 to set reissuance fees in the same amounts of renewal fees, including the reduced fees set for retired sworn law enforcement officers. 

No longer provides for renewal of permits issued prior to December 1, 2021, and expiring on or after that date, pursuant to existing provisions.

Updates statutory cross-references to defined terms in Article 54B, as reorganized, to GS 17C-6 and GS 14-269.

Maintains the act's effective date, applying to all permits issued or renewed on or after December 1, 2021. 

Changes the act's titles. 

Intro. by Adams, Bumgardner, Hanig, Willis.GS 14, GS 17C
H 324 (2021) ENSURING DIGNITY & NONDISCRIMINATION/SCHOOLS. (NEW) Filed Mar 17 2021, AN ACT TO DEMONSTRATE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S INTENT THAT STUDENTS, TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND OTHER SCHOOL EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZE THE EQUALITY AND RIGHTS OF ALL PERSONS AND TO PROHIBIT PUBLIC SCHOOL UNITS FROM PROMOTING CERTAIN CONCEPTS THAT ARE CONTRARY TO THAT INTENT.

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

Enacts GS 115C-81.61 as follows. States legislative findings and intent. Prohibits public school units from promoting seven specified belief concepts as follows: (1) one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex; (2) an individual, solely by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously; (3) an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or her race or sex; (4) an individual's moral character is necessarily determined by his or her race or sex; (5) an individual, solely by virtue of his or her race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex; (6) any individual, solely by virtue of his or her race or sex, should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress; and (7) the belief that the United States is a meritocracy is racist or sexist or was created by members of a particular race or sex to oppress members of another race or sex. Defines promote to include three types of actions: (1) compelling students or school employees to affirm or profess the seven described belief concepts; (2) including the described belief concepts in educational or professional settings in a way that reasonably appears to sponsor, approve or endorse them; or (3) contracting, hiring, or engaging persons for the purpose of advocating the described belief concepts. Specifies that the statute does not prohibit constitutionally protected speech; individually accessing materials that advocate the described belief concepts for research or independent study; or stating the described belief concepts or assigning materials that incorporate such concepts for educational purposes in contexts that make clear the public school unit does not sponsor, approve, or endorse such concepts or work.

Amends the following statutes and session law to require charter schools, regional schools, laboratory schools, and renewal school systems to comply with new GS 115C-81.61: GS 115C-218.85; GS 115C-238.66; GS 116-239.8; and Section 6 of SL 2018-32.

Effective July 1, 2021. Changes the act's titles.

Intro. by Saine, Boles, Yarborough, Torbett.GS 115C, GS 116
H 326 (2021) ENOUGH/GAMING MACHINES. Filed Mar 17 2021, AN ACT TO END NUISANCES OF UNLAWFUL GAMING HOUSES BY REQUIRING PAYMENT OF STORAGE AND DISPOSAL FEES FOR SEIZED GAMING MACHINES, AUTHORIZING SEIZURE OF VEHICLES USED TO TRANSPORT ILLEGAL GAMING MACHINES, MODIFYING THE DEFINITIONS OF VIDEO GAMING MACHINE AND ELECTRONIC SWEEPSTAKES MACHINES, AND MODIFYING THE PENALTY FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF CERTAIN GAMING MACHINES.

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

Revises the proposed changes to GS 14-309, providing that violations of GS 14-306.1A (regarding video gaming machines) involving the operation or the possession for the purpose of operation of five or more prohibited machines, by maintaining that violations are a Class G felony (was, a Class H felony for a first or second offense and a Class G felony for a third or subsequent offense), and providing that violations of GS 14-306.3(b), regarding server-based electronic game promotion, or GS 14-306.4(b), regarding electronic machines to promote or conduct sweepstakes, as amended, involving the possession of five or more prohibited machines, is a Class G felony (was, a Class H felony for the first or second offense and a Class G felony for a third or subsequent offense).

Intro. by Hurley, McNeill, Brisson, Carter.GS 14
H 359 (2021) DRIVER ELIGIBILITY CERT. WAIVER & RESTORE. (NEW) Filed Mar 22 2021, AN ACT TO TEMPORARILY WAIVE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS THAT RELATE TO DRIVING ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATES AND TO RESTORE CERTAIN PERMITS AND PROVISIONAL LICENSES REVOKED DUE TO CERTIFICATE INELIGIBILITY.

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

Deletes the content of the act with the exception of Section 3 concerning the restoration of a permit or license that was revoked due to ineligibility for a driving eligibility certificate. Provides that changes in this section apply to revocations resulting from notifications of ineligibility received by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) dated on or after March 1, 2020, through the section's effective date (was, applicable to revocations resulting from notifications of ineligibility received by the Division dated on or after the first day of the 2020-21 school year through the effective date of this section). Makes conforming organizational changes. 

Adds the following. Requires a person required to sign a driving eligibility certificate to issue the certificate without requiring the person to whom it is issued to be making progress toward obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent, and no school authority shall notify the DMV that a person no longer meets the requirements for a driving eligibility certificate because the person is not making progress toward obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent. Expires June 30, 2022. 

Amends the act's long title.

Intro. by Winslow, Moffitt, Torbett, Elmore.UNCODIFIED
H 361 (2021) APA RULES REVIEW DEFINITIONS. Filed Mar 23 2021, AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT.

House committee substitute to the 2nd edition deletes the content of the previous edition and replaces it with the following. Amends GS 150B-18 by adding that any policy, guideline, or other interpretive statement that an agency attempts to implement or enforce inconsistent with this statute (which sets out the scope and effect of the Article which applies to an agency's exercise of its authority to adopt a rule), is unenforceable unless it is adopted as a rule in accordance with Article 2A (Rules). Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

Intro. by Moffitt, Johnson, Paré, Wray.GS 150B
H 402 (2021) BEGIN MODERNIZING IGNITION INTERLOCK LAWS. Filed Mar 24 2021, AN ACT TO ELIMINATE THE MANDATORY WAITING PERIODS FOR DRIVERS LICENSE RESTORATION OR LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGES IF THE PERSON IS OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE THAT HAS A FUNCTIONING IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM INSTALLED ON IT; TO REQUIRE FOR THE RESTORATION OF LICENSES AFTER CERTAIN DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED CONVICTIONS, OR THE ISSUANCE OF LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGES, AN IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM BE INSTALLED ON ONLY THE MOTOR VEHICLES THE PERSON WILL DRIVE; TO ELIMINATE THE RESTRICTIONS ON THE PURPOSES FOR DRIVING AND THE HOURS DURING WHICH A PERSON MAY OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE IF THE PERSON IS OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A FUNCTIONING IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM INSTALLED ON IT; TO ALLOW THE WAIVER OR REDUCTION OF COSTS FOR CERTAIN PERSONS REQUIRED TO INSTALL AN IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM; TO REVISE THE MAXIMUM BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION LEVEL FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES TO THE IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM PRE-SET FAIL LEVEL; AND TO REQUIRE THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY TO STUDY WHETHER TO EXPAND THE USE OF IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEMS.

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

Further amends GS 20-179.3, amending the requirements and restriction set forth in subsection (g5) that a court must include in a limited driving privilege order for a person whose driver's license is revoked for an impaired driving conviction under GS 20-138.1. Now requires the court to order the designated motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system be set to prohibit driving with an alcohol concentration of greater than 0.02 (was 0.00). 

Further amends GS 20-19(c3), which places additional restrictions on drivers licenses which are restored following revocation pursuant to the following statutes, as applicable: GS 20-13.2(a) (revocation of a provisional license following a conviction for driving while impaired under 21); GS 20-23 (revocation following out-of-State impaired driving convictions); GS 20-23.2 (revocation following federal impaired driving convictions); GS 20-17(a)(2) (revocation for impaired driving under GS 20-138.1 or impaired driving in a commercial vehicle under GS 20-128.2 if the alcohol concentration was .06 or higher); GS 20-17(a)(1) or (9) (revocation for manslaughter, felony or misdemeanor death by vehicle, or serious injury by vehicle, when the offense involved impaired driving); GS 20-138.5(d) (permanent revocation for habitual impaired driving); or subsection (c3). Adds a new additional restriction of a license restored after certain impaired driving convictions pursuant to GS 20-17.8 requiring an ignition interlock system that the person not operate a vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.02 or more at any relevant time after the driving during the period that the ignition interlock is required. 

Revises proposed GS 20-179.5 to explicitly place the cost of installation and monitoring of an ignition interlock system required by a court or the Division of Motor Vehicles (Division) pursuant to the Chapter (was Article 3) on the person ordered to install the system, collected by agreed terms with the vendor. 

Intro. by Faircloth, Stevens, Clampitt, Greene.STUDY, GS 20
H 402 (2021) BEGIN MODERNIZING IGNITION INTERLOCK LAWS. Filed Mar 24 2021, AN ACT TO ELIMINATE THE MANDATORY WAITING PERIODS FOR DRIVERS LICENSE RESTORATION OR LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGES IF THE PERSON IS OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE THAT HAS A FUNCTIONING IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM INSTALLED ON IT; TO REQUIRE FOR THE RESTORATION OF LICENSES AFTER CERTAIN DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED CONVICTIONS, OR THE ISSUANCE OF LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGES, AN IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM BE INSTALLED ON ONLY THE MOTOR VEHICLES THE PERSON WILL DRIVE; TO ELIMINATE THE RESTRICTIONS ON THE PURPOSES FOR DRIVING AND THE HOURS DURING WHICH A PERSON MAY OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE IF THE PERSON IS OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A FUNCTIONING IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM INSTALLED ON IT; TO ALLOW THE WAIVER OR REDUCTION OF COSTS FOR CERTAIN PERSONS REQUIRED TO INSTALL AN IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM; TO REVISE THE MAXIMUM BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION LEVEL FOR THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES TO THE IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM PRE-SET FAIL LEVEL; AND TO REQUIRE THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY TO STUDY WHETHER TO EXPAND THE USE OF IGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEMS.

House amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. Makes clarifying changes to the act's effective date provision. 

Intro. by Faircloth, Stevens, Clampitt, Greene.STUDY, GS 20
H 415 (2021) UPDATE CHIROPRACTIC LAWS. Filed Mar 25 2021, AN ACT TO UPDATE VARIOUS LAWS OF THE PRACTICE AND LICENSURE OF CHIROPRACTIC.

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

Makes further conforming changes throughout Article 8, GS Chapter 90, which regulates chiropractic licensure, to refer to the North Carolina State Board of Chiropractic Examiners throughout (was, referred to as the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and Board of Chiropractic Examiners), specifically amending the following statutes: GS 90-139; GS 90-141; GS 90-143.1; GS 90-143.2; GS 90-143.4; GS 90-144; GS 90-145; GS 90-146; GS 90-147; GS 90-148; GS 90-151; GS 90-154; GS 90-154.3; GS 90-155; and GS 90-156.

Revises the proposed changes to powers and duties of the NC State Board of Chiropractic Examiners in GS 90-142 to include establishing by rule a process to assess civil penalties pursuant to GS 90-157.4 (was, establishing a schedule and assessing such civil penalties). 

Intro. by Setzer, Lambeth, Everitt, Moffitt.GS 90
H 544 (2021) REVISE ANIMAL FIGHTING LAWS. Filed Apr 13 2021, AN ACT TO CRIMINALIZE THE ACT OF CAUSING A PERSON UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE TO BE PRESENT AT AN EXHIBITION FEATURING ANIMAL FIGHTING.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 14-362 by removing the proposed additions that (1) made it a Class I felony to own, possess, train, buy, sell, offer to buy or sell, or transport a cock, with intent that the cock be used in an exhibition featuring the fighting of that cock with another cock or another animal; (2) made it a Class 2 misdemeanor to own, possess, buy, sell, transfer, or manufacture cock fighting paraphernalia, as defined, for the purpose of engaging in or otherwise promoting or facilitating the fighting or baiting of a cock; and (3) made each violation of GS 14-362 a separate offense which cannot be merged with any other offense. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. 

Intro. by C. Smith, McNeill, Howard, Carter.GS 14
H 581 (2021) DRIVERS LICENSE DESIGNATION/AUTISM. Filed Apr 15 2021, AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO DEVELOP A DESIGNATION FOR DRIVERS LICENSES THAT MAY BE GRANTED UPON REQUEST TO A PERSON WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends proposed GS 20-7(q3) to no longer require the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to, at the request of a person with autism spectrum disorder, place a unique symbol on the front of the person's license. Makes conforming deletions. Now requires DMV, at the request of a person with autism spectrum disorder, to enter the designation into the electronic record of any motor vehicle registered in the same name of the person with the autism spectrum disorder.

 

Intro. by Penny, Greene, Miller.GS 17C, GS 17E, GS 20
H 604 (2021) OPTIONAL COURTESY SAFETY CALL/CHILD CARE. (NEW) Filed Apr 19 2021, AN ACT FOR CHILD CARE FACILITIES TO HAVE THE OPTION OF CONDUCTING COURTESY MORNING SAFETY CALLS FOR ABSENT CHILDREN TO ENSURE CHILD SAFETY.

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

Revises proposed GS 110-102.1B to recommend that a child care facility have the option to conduct a courtesy morning safety call (previously required such a call) to the parent or guardian of a child who is 5 years of age or younger and enrolled in the child care facility upon determining the child's absence when the parent or guardian has not provided prior notice of the child's absence to the facility. Makes conforming changes. Adds criminal and civil immunity for a child care facility that does not make the optional courtesy morning safety call. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.

Intro. by Davis.GS 110
H 626 (2021) FORENSIC MEDICAL EXAMINATION COSTS/REVISIONS. Filed Apr 20 2021, AN ACT TO REVISE THE LAW GOVERNING THE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR VICTIMS OF RAPE AND SEX OFFENSES TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "FORENSIC MEDICAL EXAMINATION" AND REQUIRE THE SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO ASSESS A CIVIL PENALTY ON A MEDICAL FACILITY OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL WHO BILLS A VICTIM, THE VICTIM'S PERSONAL INSURANCE, MEDICAID, MEDICARE, OR ANY OTHER COLLATERAL SOURCE FOR THE COST OF A FORENSIC MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND TO AUTHORIZE THE NORTH CAROLINA INNOCENCE INQUIRY COMMISSION TO PAY OUTSIDE COUNSEL WITH EXISTING FUNDS.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 143B-1200 by further revising the definition given for the term forensic medical examination to include facility fees. Makes additional technical changes. 

Adds that the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission may, of the funds appropriated to the Administrative Office of the Courts, pay up to $14,000 for 2020-21 for litigation services provided by outside council if the services were approved by the Governor under GS 147-17. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. Makes conforming and clarifying changes to act's effective date.

 

Intro. by Richardson, Goodwin.GS 143B
H 642 (2021) DOWN SYNDROME ORGAN TRANS. NONDISCRIM. ACT. Filed Apr 21 2021, AN ACT PROHIBITING ORGAN TRANSPLANT DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND HEALTH INSURERS.

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

Revises proposed Part 4A to Article 16, GS Chapter 130A, which establishes unlawful actions of a covered entity taken on the basis of an individual's disability relating to anatomical gifts and organ transplants. Now defines a covered entity as any licensed provider of health care services, including licensed health care practitioners, hospitals, nursing facilities, laboratories, intermediate care facilities, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, institutions for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and prison health centers (was, defined as any licensed provider of health care services or any entity responsible for matching anatomical gift donors to potential recipients).

Intro. by Bradford, Lambeth, Wray, McElraft.GS 58, GS 130A
H 648 (2021) EMER. CARE/ANIMALS/VET. PRACTICE. Filed Apr 22 2021, AN ACT TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION TO THE PRACTICE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE FOR EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WHO RENDER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TO AN INJURED K-9 POLICE ANIMAL OR AN INJURED SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG AT THE SCENE OF AN EMERGENCY.

House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.

Amends the proposed exemption to GS 90-187.10 (exemptions from need for veterinary license) to now add an exemption allowing emergency medical services personnel to provide emergency medical transport or services to an injured certified search and rescue dog deployed by or contracted to work with a federal, State, or local agency or department at the scene of an emergency, in addition to an injured K-9 police unit animal at the scene of an emergency. Specifies that emergency medical dispatchers are not considered emergency medical services personnel for purposes of this exemption.

Revises proposed GS 131E-155.2 to expand the immunity granted to emergency medical services personnel providing emergency medical services to a K-9 police unit animal at the scene of an emergency to also include providing such services to an injured search and rescue dog, defined as a dog certified by any national certification organization that is deployed by or contracted to work with a federal, State, or local agency or department, and emergency medical dispatchers are not considered emergency medical services personnel. Makes conforming changes.

Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

Intro. by Sasser.GS 90, GS 131E
H 694 (2021) FIRST RESPONDERS/HEALTH CARE POAS REQUIRED. (NEW) Filed Apr 27 2021, AN ACT REQUIRING THAT EMPLOYEES WHO MUST RESPOND FIRST TO EMERGENCIES MUST HAVE HEALTH CARE POWERS OF ATTORNEY.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Revises the terminology used in proposed GS 95-28.5, now directing that all State and local governments which employ public first responders require that all first-responder employees have a health care, rather than medical, power of attorney, provide access to the health care power of attorney to the employer, and review the power of attorney annually with their supervisor. Adds and defines health care power of attorney. Makes conforming changes. Changes the act's titles.

Intro. by McNeely, Faircloth, Miller, McNeill.GS 95
H 712 (2021) PRESERVATION OF WORKFORCE HOUSING. Filed Apr 28 2021, AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF SUBJECTIVE STANDARDS IN CONDITIONAL USE PERMITTING BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR DEVELOPMENTS WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS FOR FAMILIES MEETING CERTAIN INCOME LEVEL REQUIREMENTS.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the proposed changes to GS 60D-703 (Zoning districts) and instead provides that if a local government establishes conditional districts, the local government must not impose conditions or standards other than the following for permit approval if the development contains affordable housing units for families or individuals with incomes below 80% of area median income: (1) height, number of stories, and size of buildings and other structures; (2) the percentage of lots that may be occupied; (3) the size of yards, courts, and other open spaces; (4) the density of population; and (5) the location and use of buildings, structures, and land (previously only prohibited local governments from imposing harmony requirements or other subjective standards in districts where multifamily housing is allowed if the development includes affordable housing).

Intro. by B. Jones, Wray.GS 160D
H 729 (2021) CHARTER SCHOOLS OMNIBUS. Filed Apr 28 2021, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE ALL GOVERNING BOARDS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL UNITS TO REQUEST RESIDENCY LICENSES AND TO CHANGE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE NORTH CAROLINA CHARTER SCHOOLS ADVISORY BOARD AND CREATE A STAGGER FOR THE APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD.

House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows. 

Deletes the content of previous Part II., which enacted GS 115C-218.27 providing that a charter school is not obligated to give a local board of education demographic information on its student body or any individual student enrolled at the charter school except to the extent the information is necessary for the local school administrative unit to verify that a student enrolled in the charter school resides within the local school administrative unit. Makes conforming organizational changes to the act. 

Part III. 

Revises proposed GS 115C-218.107 to state the NCGA's intent to ensure that all State funds (was, funds) for public school students attending charter schools are provided in amounts on a basis comparable (was, that are comparable) to funds provided for public school students attending other public school units.

Part IV.

Revises the proposed changes to GS 115C-270.20, amending the requirements for licensure for a residency license to include when the license is requested by the governing board of a public school unit (was, requested by a charter school board of directors as an alternative to the local board). 

Intro. by Yarborough, Hardister, Bradford, Brody.GS 115C, GS 153A
H 731 (2021) ADULT DAY CARE CONSISTENCY/FUNDING SOURCES. Filed Apr 28 2021, AN ACT ESTABLISHING A UNIFORM RATE-SETTING PROCESS FOR ADULT DAY CARE SERVICES AND ADULT DAY HEALTH SERVICES FUNDED BY THE HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE BLOCK GRANT AND THE STATE ADULT DAY CARE FUND.

House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Revises proposed GS 143B-181.1C, now more specifically directing the county board of commissioners of each county to set the maximum rates for adult day care and adult day health services funded by the county’s allocations from the Home and Community Care block grant or the State Adult Day Care Fund (previously, directed to set the maximum rates of services funded, including adult day care and adult day health services).

Intro. by White.GS 143B
H 733 (2021) EXTEND TERMS/NC RARE DISEASE ADVISORY COUNCIL. Filed Apr 28 2021, AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON RARE DISEASES AND TO ADD TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON RARE DISEASES.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 130A-33.65 to add one parent of a childhood rare disease survivor to the membership of the Advisory Council on Rare Diseases, upon recommendation of the Dean of the School of Medicine of UNC-Chapel Hill. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

Intro. by Carney, Lambeth, Belk, White.GS 130A
H 736 (2021) TIMELY UPDATES TO NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM. Filed Apr 28 2021, AN ACT REQUIRING THAT NEW CONDITIONS LISTED ON THE RECOMMENDED UNIFORM SCREENING PANEL (RUSP) BE ADDED TO NORTH CAROLINA'S NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM WITHIN TWO YEARS AFTER BEING ADDED TO THE RUSP.

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

Revises the proposed changes to GS 130A-125, now requiring new conditions listed on the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP) be added to the Newborn Screening Program within three years (was two years) after being added to the RUSP. Adds a new requirement for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to provide a report to the specified NCGA committee 18 months after a condition is added to the RUSP. Also requires DHHS to provide a report to the specified NCGA committee on the status and reason for any delay in adding an RUSP identified condition to the Newborn Screening Program exceeding three years, for every six months following the three-year delay. 

Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. 

Intro. by Brisson, Wray, Carney.GS 130A
H 740 (2021) DEFINED MERGING AREAS/ZIPPER MERGE. Filed Apr 28 2021, AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE RULES OF THE ROAD WITH RESPECT TO MERGING AT DEFINED MERGING AREAS AND REQUIRING DRIVERS EDUCATION ON THE ZIPPER MERGE.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed new GS 20-156.1. Instead, amends GS 20-155 by adding that where two lanes of traffic merge into one, drivers must use both lanes until reaching the merging area, and, beginning with the driver in the right lane, alternate yielding the right-of-way until there is no longer a queue at the merging area. Makes conforming changes to the definition of zipper merge in GS 15C-215(b)(6) which requires the driver education curriculum to include instruction on the zipper merge. 

Intro. by Turner, Greene, Pless, Farkas.GS 20, GS 115C
H 743 (2021) REMOVE ID MARK/INCREASE PUNISHMENT. Filed Apr 29 2021, AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR ALTERING, DESTROYING, OR REMOVING PERMANENT PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION MARKS FROM PERSONAL PROPERTY AND REMOVING, DEFACING, DESTROYING, ALTERING, OR COVERING OVER IDENTIFYING MARKS ON CERTAIN MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT, AND APPARATUSES.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 14-401.4, which prohibits willfully removing, defacing, destroying, altering or covering over the manufacturer's serial or engine number or any other manufacturer's number or other distinguishing number or identification mark on any machine or other apparatus, including, but not limited to, farm equipment, machinery and apparatus, and prohibits placing or stamping any serial, engine, or other number or mark upon such machinery, apparatus, or equipment or possessing or giving away or disposing of such machinery, apparatus, or equipment after the serial or engine number or mark has been willfully removed, defaced, destroyed, altered, or covered up. Makes clarifying changes to the proposed changes, making it a Class H felony for violations where the machine or other apparatus (was, the farm machinery, farm equipment, or farm apparatus) was valued at $1,000 or more at the time of the offense.

Intro. by C. Smith, Miller.GS 14
H 768 (2021) LRC ABC LAW STUDY. Filed May 3 2021, AN ACT TO DIRECT THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION TO STUDY THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAWS IN THIS STATE.

House amendment to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Adds the following to the items that must be included in the Legislative Research Commission (LRC)'s study on revising the laws governing alcoholic beverages: (1) the feasibility and advisability of limiting the frequency of shelf resets that a malt beverage or wine wholesaler may perform each year for a licensed retailer, the times during which such resets may occur, and the number of wholesaler employee hours that can be provided during a reset; (2) the feasibility and advisability of a malt beverage or wine wholesaler offering discounted pricing to a licensed retailer on the condition that the retail price for the consumer is discounted by the same amount in the entire market designated for the promotion; and (3) the feasibility and advisability of limiting the frequency of draft line cleaning services that a malt beverage wholesaler may provide each year for a licensed retailer, and the times during which those services may occur. 

Intro. by Moffitt.STUDY
H 769 (2021) FOSTER PARENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS. Filed May 3 2021, AN ACT TO PROVIDE A BILL OF RIGHTS RECOGNIZING THE RIGHTS OF FOSTER PARENTS IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows. 

Revises proposed GS 131D-10.9C, which explicitly recognizes that foster parents have the 14 identified rights. Now includes the right of the foster parent to serve as a respected member of the child welfare team and requires foster parents to honor children placed in their home (no longer qualifying that the foster parents' right applies regardless of religion, race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, physical handicap, or sexual orientation, and that the duty to honor children placed in the home includes respecting the child's respecting their values, confidentiality, culture, religion, and sexual orientation and gender identity).

Intro. by Willis, Stevens, Paré, Winslow.GS 131D
H 820 (2021) CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT CHANGES. Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE DESIGN-BUILD AND DESIGN-BUILD BRIDGING STATUTES, TO PROHIBIT WAIVER OF FUTURE CLAIMS FOR PROGRESS PAYMENTS ON CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS, TO REQUIRE ATTORNEYS' FEES IN CERTAIN LIEN CLAIMS, AND TO CLARIFY THE LAW DECLARING CERTAIN INDEMNITY CONTRACTS VOID.

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

Revises the proposed changes to GS 143-128.1A, which governs design-build contracts. Modifies the alternative options for the statement a design-builder must include in its response to a governmental entity's request for qualifications, now referring to project team selection options instead. Allows the governmental entity to specify which one of the project team selection options must be used in the design-builder's response, or if not specified, allows for the response to consist of either of the project team selection options. Modifies the first option, which includes a list of licensed contractors, licensed subcontractors, and design professionals whom the design-builder proposed to use for the project's design and construction, to specify that the authority of the design-builder to enter into negotiated contracts with subcontractors, without bidding, whether or not on the list, includes contracting with unlicensed subcontractors. Now requires the design builder to obtain written approval from the governmental entity prior to changing key personnel listed in either project team selection option (was, required of the first option only) after the contract has been awarded. Adds a definition for key personnel based on the project team selection option, with (1) licensed contractors, licensed subcontractors and design professionals identified in the response to the request for qualifications under the first option (subsubdivision (c)(8)a.); and (2) licensed contractors and design professionals identified in the response to the request for qualifications under the second option (subsubdivision (c)(8)b.). 

Revises the proposed definition of general conditions set forth in GS 143-128.1B concerning public design-build bridging contracts. Now specifies that the examples given are included in the term, but not required to be included as previously described. No longer explicitly excludes costs of the subcontractor work. Additionally revises proposed subsection (b1) to no longer permit the design-builder to be required to disclose the costs of subcontractor work after the contract has been executed. Revises the proposed changes to subsection (c) to specify that the design criteria package cannot require the design builder to include the costs of the subcontractor work in its response (was, that the package cannot include the costs of subcontractor work).

Makes clarifying changes to proposed GS 22B-5.

Intro. by Arp, Stevens, Brody, Winslow.GS 22B, GS 44A, GS 143
H 820 (2021) CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT CHANGES. Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE DESIGN-BUILD AND DESIGN-BUILD BRIDGING STATUTES, TO PROHIBIT WAIVER OF FUTURE CLAIMS FOR PROGRESS PAYMENTS ON CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS, TO REQUIRE ATTORNEYS' FEES IN CERTAIN LIEN CLAIMS, AND TO CLARIFY THE LAW DECLARING CERTAIN INDEMNITY CONTRACTS VOID.

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

Revises the proposed changes to GS 143-128.1A, which governs design-build contracts. Modifies the parameters of the second project team selection option a design-builder must include in its response to a governmental entity's request for qualifications, if that option is required by the local government or if the design-builder selects that option, to eliminate the proposed bar for design-builders negotiating contracts with first tier subcontractors.

Amends the proposed changes to GS 143-129(e)(11) to eliminate the exclusion from the provisions of Article 8, Public Contracts, contracts by a public entity with a private developer executed pursuant to GS 143-128.1C.

Intro. by Arp, Stevens, Brody, Winslow.GS 22B, GS 44A, GS 143
H 823 (2021) CHILD ADVOCACY CENTERS/SHARE INFORMATION. Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO SET CERTAIN CRITERIA FOR CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDS, TO GOVERN THE SHARING OF INFORMATION AND RECORDS OF CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS, AND TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN IMMUNITY FOR CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS.

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

Modifies new Article 3A, Child Advocacy Centers in GS Chapter 108A, as follows. Makes technical and clarifying changes to the defined term Children's Advocacy Center. Clarifies that MDT stands for multidisciplinary team. Makes a technical correction regarding the confidentiality of information acquired by a multidisciplinary team, allowing for disclosure to the extent necessary to carry out a treatment plan.

Changes the act's long title. 

Intro. by Saine, Riddell.GS 108A
H 829 (2021) CHAPTER 160D TECHNICAL CORRECTION. (NEW) Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO RESTORE, TO THE STATE OF ITS EXISTENCE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF CHAPTER 160D OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, THE LAW GOVERNING THE AUTHORITY OF COUNTIES AND CITIES TO CONDUCT PERIODIC INSPECTIONS FOR HAZARDOUS OR UNLAWFUL CONDITIONS.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition amends the act's titles.

Intro. by Arp.GS 160D
H 831 (2021) CITIES/PROHIBITED SERVICE AGREEMENTS. Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT PROVIDING THAT CITIES SHALL NOT ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH PUBLIC WATER OR SEWER SYSTEMS THAT CONDITION THE PROVISION OR EXTENSION OF WATER OR SEWER SERVICES UPON THE ANNEXATION OF THE AREA TO BE SERVED BY THE CITY OR WATER AND SEWER SERVICE SYSTEM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO DEVELOP INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE DRINKING WATER WELL OWNERS TRANSITIONING TO PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed GS 160A-330 that prohibited cities from entering into agreements that condition, or otherwise restrict, the provision or extension of a public enterprise service upon annexation of the area to be served by the city.

Intro. by Iler.GS 160A
H 853 (2021) PLAN REVIEW & CERT OF OCCUP. SCOPE CHANGES. Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO LIMIT THE SCOPE OF REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, TO CLARIFY PROCEDURES FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OF APPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT APPROVALS, AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE NORTH CAROLINA BUILDING CODE COUNCIL TO CONDUCT CERTAIN COST-BENEFIT ANALYSES.

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

Enacts GS 160D-403.1 to prohibit local governments from conditioning issuance of a certificate of occupancy on the imposition in the sealed commercial plans of any additional requirement other than those required by an applicable code when plans for commercial buildings are submitted under the seal of any licensed design professional and the plans are reviewed by the local government with development authority or by a private engineering or architectural firm contracted by the local government, if authorized. 

Enacts GS 160D-407, establishing eight requirements that apply to a local government's evaluation and approval of permits related to site construction and land use permitting. Includes (1) requiring all standards or requirements for issuance of a construction permit to be in writing and based on a policy, standard procedure, or ordinance adopted or authorized by the governing body and available to the public, such as formal land-use maps, capital improvement plans, or fiscally constrained road improvement requirements; (2) requiring the governing body to adopt a written policy, standard, procedure, or ordinance designating a department to establish a schedule (subject to board approval) that must be used by the department in reviewing permit applications, including a timeline to approve or deny a complete application, which must be made publicly available and published on its website, with exceptions permitted if noted in the required quarterly report to the governing board regarding schedule compliance; and (3) authorizing a local government to establish an online permit application and review process and to require its use.

Subject to HB 489 becoming law, appropriates $20,000 from the General Fund to the NC Building Code Council for 2021-22 to be used to implement the act.

Changes the act's long title. 

Intro. by Brody, Moffitt, Zenger.APPROP, GS 160D
H 878 (2021) SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF/ADMINISTRATION. Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF ARE GOVERNED BY BOARDS OF TRUSTEES AND FUNCTION SIMILARLY AS LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS.

The House committee substitute to the 1st edition is to be summarized. 

Intro. by Blackwell, Cooper-Suggs, Rogers.UNCODIFIED, GS 115C
H 885 (2021) MODERNIZE SEWER OVERFLOW NOTIFICATION. Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO ENHANCE PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGES OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER FROM WASTEWATER COLLECTION OR TREATMENT WORKS.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 143-215.1C(b), to require the notice provided by an owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works which primarily collects or treats municipal or domestic wastewater and is permittee, to require when there is a discharge of 1,000 gallons or more of untreated wastewater to require the notice to be on the website for three months (was, 12 months) from the last date of discharge.

Amends the required acts of an owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works which primarily collects or treats municipal or domestic wastewater and is permittee upon discharging 15,000 gallons or more of untreated wastewater to the surface waters of the State, by removing the proposed requirement of providing notice on or with the customer's wastewater bill within 60 days following discharge. 

Deletes proposed new subsection (d) that required notice to customers by prepaid mail or email for those who opt into a discharge notification mailing list, required owners or operators subject to the notice requirements of subsection (b) to inform customers of the opportunity to sign up for an emailed notification, at least twice per year, and required maintaining records of notifications for 36 months from the date of notice. 

Intro. by Farkas, Harrison, A. Baker.GS 143
H 885 (2021) MODERNIZE SEWER OVERFLOW NOTIFICATION. Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO ENHANCE PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF DISCHARGES OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER FROM WASTEWATER COLLECTION OR TREATMENT WORKS.

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

Further amends GS 143-215.1C(b), regarding required notice by an owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works which primarily collects or treats municipal or domestic wastewater and is permittee when there is a discharge of 1,000 gallons or more of untreated wastewater, to also require notice to the chairs of the Environmental Review Commission. Further amends subsection (c), regarding required notice by an owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works other than a wastewater collection or treatment works which primarily collects or treats municipal or domestic wastewater and is permittee when there is a discharge of 1,000 gallons or more of untreated wastewater, to also require notice to the chairs of the Environmental Review Commission.

Intro. by Farkas, Harrison, A. Baker.GS 143
H 886 (2021) AUTH. LICENSE PLATE READERS IN STATE ROW. Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION TO PLACE AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READER SYSTEMS ON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RIGHT-OF-WAY.

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

Revises the proposed new power granted to the Department of Transportation (DOT) under GS 136-18, authorizing DOT to enter into agreements with the SBI for the placement and use of automatic license plate reader systems within land or rights-of-way owned by DOT, to no longer specify that that the land must be encumbered by utility easements or extend the authority to land that is otherwise being lawfully occupied by a public utility. Additionally authorizes a public utility (was, DOT only) to relocate the system to access utilities or facilities, with liability limited to gross negligence or willful misconduct, subject to notification of the SBI. Makes technical changes. 

Makes technical changes to proposed GS 20-183.33.

Intro. by Faircloth.GS 20
H 890 (2021) ABC OMNIBUS LEGISLATION. Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSION LAWS.

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

Part I.

Revises new subsection (a3) of GS 18B-800 to now authorize ABC stores to accept online orders and payments for alcoholic beverages sold in its store so long as the person picking up the order, who is legally entitled to purchase alcoholic beverages, is the person who placed the order. Adds that an online order that is not picked up within a time period determined by the ABC Commission must be returned to inventory in the ABC store and the person who placed the order refunded.

Directs the ABC Commission to adopt rules to determine how long a product purchased by an online order pursuant to new GS 18B-800(c3) to be set aside before being returned to inventory at an ABC store. 

Part V.

Revises new Article 62B to GS Chapter 18B as follows. Adds to the required membership of the North Carolina Spirituous Liquor Advisory Council required to be appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture, at least one representative of the NC Association of ABC Boards.

Part VI.

Revises the proposed changes to GS 18B-1105(a)(5), regarding the sale of spirituous liquor distilled at a distillery to visitors touring the distillery for consumption on premises, establishing hours during which sales are permitted as follows, rather than permitting sales within the time and day restrictions of permittees under GS 18B-1004 (current law requires sales within the time and day restrictions of ABC stores set forth in GS 18B-802). Authorizes sales between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, between 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sundays, and between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day, if these holidays do not fall on a Sunday. 

Modifies the proposed changes to GS 18B-1114.7 to eliminate currently authorized locations of free tastings by spirituous liquor special event permittees (which may be holders of supplier representative permits, brokerage representative permits, or distillery permits), to no longer include shopping malls, street festivals, holiday festivals, and balloon races. Revises the expanded authority of the permittee to allow selling mixed beverages containing spirituous liquor or sell  spirituous liquor in closed containers at the same premises described for free tastings, as amended, to specify that these sales must contain or be of the spirituous liquor distilled or produced at the distillery. Adds a new limit, requiring the sale of spirituous liquor in closed containers under a spirituous liquor special event permit to be limited to 50 milliliter mini-bottle per customer.

Makes changes to the heading provided to Part XIII.

Intro. by Moffitt, Boles, Willingham, Saine.GS 18B
H 920 (2021) CHARTER SCHOOL OMNIBUS. Filed May 10 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE LAWS REGARDING CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Part I.

Amends GS 115C-218.1 to require an application for a charter to have the school's plans for providing transportation for any enrolled student who resides in the local school administrative unit in which the school will be located. Applies to a new or renewed charter submitted on or after July 1, 2021.

Amends GS 115C-218.40, requiring charter schools to provide transportation for any enrolled student who resides in the local school administrative unit in which the school is located (previously, required to develop a transportation plan so that transportation is not a barrier to any student residing in the unit). Eliminates the provision explicitly providing that charter schools are not required to provide transportation to any student who lives within one and one-half miles of the school. Adds that transportation must comply with policies adopted by the State Board of Education (State Board) and applicable transportation safety provisions from Article 17 (Supporting Services), including four identified statutory provisions such as the rules the State Board must adopt pursuant to GS 115C-240(c) governing construction, equipment, color, and maintenance of school buses, pupil limits on buses, and qualifications of bus drivers. Applies beginning with the 2021-23 school year.

Amends GS 115C-12, expanding the authority of the State Board to promulgate policies, rules, and regulations for the operation of a public transportation system by each charter school in the State.

Directs the State Board to adopt transportation safety requirements for charter schools consistent with Section 1 by December 31, 2021.

Part II.

Further amends GS 115C-218.1 to require an application for a charter to include the school's plan for providing food services for any enrolled student. Applies to a new or renewed charter submitted on or after July 1, 2021.

Enacts GS 115C-218.42, requiring charter schools to provide food service for any enrolled student and participate in the National School Lunch Program. Applies beginning with the 2022-23 school year.

Part III.

Amends Part I of SL 2021-7 to expand the required school extension learning recovery and enrichment program to charter schools, requiring charter schools to provide in-person instruction on specific subjects and offer enrichment activities to students in all grades K-12 offered by the charter school to address learning losses and negative impacts students have experienced due to COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year (previously, charter schools were only encouraged to implement a plan required of local school administrative units). Requires implementation within available funds, including federal funds received to respond to COVID-19. Incorporates statutory cross-references comparable for charter schools regarding identification of at-risk students, who are to be prioritized for participation in the program (reference to GS 115C-218.87, as enacted). Makes changes throughout the Part's requirements to extend relevant requirements of program implementation and employment to charter schools, including required signing bonuses and performance bonuses for teachers under the program.

Additionally, authorizes charter schools in the same manner as local school administrative units are authorized to use funds allocated to the units for reading camps for the 2020-21 fiscal year to support the operation of reading instruction for grades 1-3 in the school extension and recovery and enrichment program, but not enrichment activities. Includes charter schools in the permissible program assessments for grades K-8 made available by the State Board. Finally, makes the reporting requirements under the program applicable to charter schools.

Enacts GS 115C-218.87, directing charter schools to identify enrolled students who are at-risk for academic failure and are not successfully progressing toward grade promotion and graduation. 

Part IV.

Enacts new subsection (f1) to GS 115C-218.45 requiring charter schools which enroll a smaller percentage of qualifying students than the local school administrative unit in which the charter school is located to give enrollment priority to qualifying students until the enrollment percentage of qualifying students is equal to or greater than the enrollment percentage of qualifying students in the local school administrative unit in which the charter school is located. Defines qualifying student to mean a student who either (1) resides in a household with an income level not in excess of the amount required for the student to qualify for the federal free or reduced-price lunch program, or (2) qualified as an identified student under the Common Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. 

Part V.

Enacts GS 115C-218.77, establishing a new requirement for charter schools which contract with a charter management organization to annually report the name of that organization to the State Board. Prohibits entering into a subcontract to avoid the statute's requirements. Directs the State Board to maintain a list of all charter management organizations in operation in the State and their affiliated charter school(s) and annually publish the list on its website. Defines charter management organization.

Amends GS 115C-218.25 to additionally subject to the the Public Records Act and the Open Meetings Law any records and meetings related to the operation of the charter school of any charter management organization that contracts with the charter school. Makes inspection of charter school personnel records of employees of the charter school, and employees who work at the charter school and are employed by any charter management organization that contracts with the charter school, subject to the personnel record privacy requirements of Article 21A. Additionally, subjects any charter management organization that contracts with the charter school to the same schedule established by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for retention and disposition of records of local school administrative units. 

Amends GS 115C-218.45, regarding charter school enrollment priority, to remove priority for children of persons employed by an education management organization.

Amends GS 115C-218.90 to no longer provide for a charter school's board of directors to contract with an education management organization as an alternative to a charter management organization to employ and provide teachers.

Part VI.

Directs the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to establish the Charter School Transportation Grant Pilot Program (Program) to award grant funds to a charter school meeting specified requirements for up to 65% reimbursement of the eligible student transportation costs incurred by the school, including transportation fuel, vehicle maintenance, contracted transportation services, and transportation personnel salaries. Limits eligibility to a charter school that has student enrollment in a semester of the school year of at least 50% of its students either (1) reside in households with an income level not in excess of the amount required for the student to qualify for the federal free or reduced-price lunch program, or (2) qualify as identified students under the Common Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Directs DPI to establish criteria and guidelines for the grant application process for the upcoming school year by August 1, 2021, and accept applications until December 31, 2021, for eligible transportation costs incurred during the fall semester of the school year and until May 30, 2022, for costs incurred during the spring semester. Requires award of funds by January 15, 2022, and June 15, 2022, respectively. Caps grants at $100,000. Directs DPI to report to the specified NCGA committees and division by March 15, 2022. Details required content of the report. 

Appropriates $2.5 million from the General Fund to DPI for 2021-22 to operate the Program. 

Effective July 1, 2021.

Part VII.

Further amends GS 115C-218.90, now requiring 100% of the teachers employed by the charter school or by a contracted charter management organization to hold teacher licenses (currently, at least requires 50%, with a requirement for core subject teachers to be college graduates). Applies beginning with the 2021-22 school year.

Part VIII.

Amends GS 115C-218.85 to require charter schools to align their opening and closing dates for the school year with those for the school year of the local school administrative unit in which the charter school is located. Applies beginning with the 2021-22 school year.

Part IX.

Amends GS 115C-218.75 to require rather than encourage charter schools to adopt a policy against bullying or harassing behavior consistent with the provisions of Article 29C and provide the policy to staff, students, and parents at the beginning of each school year. Applies beginning with the 2021-22 school year.

Part X.

Further amends GS 115C-218.1 to require an application for a charter to include a description of the programs that implement each purpose of a charter school stated in GS 115C-218(a) (was, a description of a program that implements one or more of the purposes of GS 115C-218). 

Part IX.

Repeals GS 115C-218.3, which provides for fast-track replication of high-quality charter schools.

Part XII.

Amends GS 115C-218.110, establishing a new annual reporting requirement for charter school to report to the State Board on different and innovative teaching methods implemented by the charter school pursuant to GS 115C-218(a)(3). Additionally, regarding the State Board's annual report to the specified NCGA committee on the evaluation of charter schools, requires the report on the best practices resulting from charter school operations to include an analysis of the different and innovative teaching methods implemented by charter schools and reported by the State Board pursuant to the new reporting requirement.

Part XIII.

Amends GS 115C-218.7, deeming any enrollment growth beyond the enrollment growth outline in the charter to be a material revision of the charter that requires the State Board approval (previously, enrollment growth greater than 20% was considered a material revision for charters identified as low-performing, and 30% for charters not identified as low-performing). Now restricts State Board authority to approval of additional enrollment growth of  greater than 20% (was 30%), provided the five specified criteria are met. No longer prohibits the State Board from approving a material revision for enrollment growth of greater than 20% for a charter currently identified as low-performing.

Part XIV.

Amends GS 115C-218.75 to require charter schools which enroll all or part of grades K-3 to comply with the class size requirements of GS 115C-301. 

Part XV.

Amends GS 115C-218.15 to mandate that all board of directors members of the private nonprofit operating a charter school reside in the State (currently, allows for members to reside outside of the State, and authorizes the State Board to require a majority of the board and all officers to reside in the State).

Part XVI.

Provides that the act is effective on the date the act becomes law, except as otherwise provided.

Intro. by von Haefen, Ball, Fisher, Gill.APPROP, STUDY, GS 115C
H 927 (2021) FUNDS FOR WNC OUTDOOR ORGANIZATIONS. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR VARIOUS LAND CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PURPOSES IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

Appropriates $4.75 million in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Agriculture for the 2021-2022 fiscal year for the following:
(1) Allocating $4 million for the Agriculture Cost Share Program (G.S. 106-850);
(2) Allocating $500,000 for the Community Conservation Assistance Program (General statutes Chapter 106, Article 73); and
(3) Allocating $250,000 to the North Carolina Forest Service to support hemlock restoration programs.
Appropriates $570,000 in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Environmental Quality for the 2021-2022 fiscal year for the following:
(1) Allocating $370,000 to continue four positions supporting the Landslide Mapping Program; and
(2) Allocating $200,000 to restart the Waste Detection Elimination (WaDE) Program.
Appropriates $10 million in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to be allocated to the Land and Water Fund (General Statutes Chapter 143B, Part 41) for conservation easements protecting open spaces, view sheds, and water quality in Cleveland, Burke, Caldwell, Wilkes, and Alleghany counties and all counties west of these counties.
Appropriates $825,000 in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (GS 143B-135.56) for the 2021-2022 fiscal year for the following, specifying that there is no match required for these projects:
(1) Allocating $150,000 to Watauga County for the Watauga River Paddle Trail;
(2) Allocating $200,000 to the Town of Bryson City to implement the existing River Park Plan developed by the Tuckasegee River Alliance;
(3) Allocating $125,000 to the Town of Andrews for development of new public access points for paddlers and signage on the Valley River;
(4) Allocating $150,000 to the City of Shelby to develop a public fishing and boating access site on First Broad River; and
(5) Allocating $200,000 to Blue Ridge Resource Conservation and Development to develop a river access point and related related stream restoration activities for the Creekwalk in the Town of Bakersville.
Appropriates $100,000 in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the Land and Water Fund for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to provide a grant to Blue Ridge Resource Conservation and Development as matching funds for removal of the Ward’s Mill Dam on the Watauga River.
Appropriates $150,000 in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the Wildlife Resources Commission (Commission) for the 2021-2022 fiscal year for improvements to public access to recreational areas on the Green River Game Lands in Henderson County. Requires the Commission to consult with the Green River Access Fund for these improvements.
Effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Moffitt.APPROP
H 928 (2021) OPIOID OVERDOSE PREV. PILOT PROGRAM/FUNDS. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN OPIOID ABATEMENT FUND FOR ANY OPIOID SETTLEMENT FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA AND APPROPRIATING A PORTION OF THESE FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN OPIOID OVERDOSE PREVENTION PILOT PROGRAM.

Establishes the Opioid Abatement Fund (Fund) and directs that all funds received by the State resulting from a final consent judgement in State of North Carolina, ex rel. Joshua H. Stein, Plaintiff v. McKinsey and Company, Inc. in the General Court of Justice, Superior Court Division, Wake County be deposited in the Fund. Provides that monies in the fund are to be used to cover the costs of investigating and pursuing the claims in this case and to remediate the harms caused to the State and its citizens by the opioid epidemic. Provides that funds deposited into the Fund do not constitute an “appropriation made by law,” as used in Article V, Section 7(1) of the North Carolina Constitution (requiring withdrawals from the State Treasury be made pursuant to an appropriations made by law). Directs that all funds in the Fund remain unspent until appropriated by the General Assembly.
Appropriates from the Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse $4 million in non-recurring funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Directs DHHS to use the funds to establish a one-year opioid overdose prevention pilot program to educate the public on opioid use disorder and overdose prevention. Directs DHHS to study and report on the effectiveness of the pilot program to the Joint legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services by March 1, 2023. Provisions of this bill directing DHHS to establish the pilot program and report on its effectiveness are effective July 1, 2021, and the remainder of the bill is effective upon becoming law.

Intro. by Moffitt, K. Baker, Sasser.APPROP, STUDY, UNCODIFIED
H 930 (2021) BIRTH CERTIFICATE INFORMATION. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT AMENDING BIRTH REGISTRATION LAWS.

Amends Article 4 of Chapter 130A of the General statutes (Public health, Vital statistics) by adding GS130A-101.1 providing that:
(1) A parent may self identify a child’s race on the child’s birth certificate if that one parent is named on the birth certificate;
(2) Both parents may agree on and identify a child’s race on the child’s birth certificate if both parents are listed on the birth certificate;
(3) A child’s race must be identified on the child’s birth certificate as directed by an adoptive parent if there is one adoptive parent, regardless of any prior identified race;
(4) A child’s race must be identified on the child’s birth certificate as agreed upon and directed by both adoptive parents if there are two adoptive parents, regardless of any prior identified race;
(5) A persons race must be entered on their birth certificate as directed by the person if they have reached the age of majority, regardless of any prior identified race;
(6) These provisions only apply to the birth certificates of persons born after October 1, 2022; and
(7) Nothing in these provisions prohibits a State or local registrar from entering information on a birth certificate required by GS 130A-102 (Contents of birth certificate).
Amends G.S. 130A-102 to direct that self-identified race be added to birth certificates pursuant to GS 130A-101.1.
Amends GS 130A-118 (amendment of death and birth certificates) to require that a new birth certificate be made by the State registrar when requested by a parent or child authorized to self-identify a child’s race on the child’s birth certificate pursuant to GS 130A-101.1.
Appropriates $87,000 in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health for the 22021-2023 fiscal biennium to be allocated to the State Registrar of Vital Records to implement provisions of this act.

Intro. by Graham.APPROP, GS 130A
H 931 (2021) FUNDS FOR MUSEUM OF WNC. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES TO COMPLETE A MASTER PLAN FOR A MUSEUM OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY AND CULTURE.

Includes whereas clauses. Appropriates $2.9 million in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Division of State History Museums for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to create a master plan for the construction of a Museum of Western North Carolina History and Culture. Provides these funds do not revert until June 30, 2023. Effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Ager.APPROP
H 935 (2021) HP FURNITURE MARKET PANDEMIC FUNDS. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO ENABLE THE HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY TO EXPAND AND ENHANCE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES FOR CONDUCTING SHOWS DURING THE PANDEMIC.

Appropriates $1,510,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the Department of Commerce to be allocated to the High Point International Furnishings Market Authority Corporation to be used as title indicates. Effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Faircloth, Hardister, Quick, Brockman.APPROP
H 936 (2021) SUPPORT FOR NORTH CAROLINA TRAILS/GREENWAYS. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO SUPPORT ACCESS TO THE SCENIC BEAUTY OF NORTH CAROLINA'S ENVIRONMENT FOR THE CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA BY PROVIDING DEDICATED FUNDS FOR SUPPORT OF STATE AND LOCAL TRAILS.

Appropriates $10 million in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) in each year of the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium to be allocated to the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, half of which is for natural surface and paddle trails and the other half for paved trails. Provides that funds allocated for natural surface and paddle trails may be used by the State Park System, State recreational forests, local governments, or public authorities for:
(1) Land and easement acquisition for trails,
(2) Construction of trails and trail facilities,
(3) Rehabilitation of trails and trail facilities,
(4) Design and related environmental assessments for trails and trail facilities,
(5) Meeting federal grant matching requirements, up to 50%, for natural surface and paddle trail projects.
Provides that no more than 20% of the funds allocated for natural surface and paddle trails may be allocated for trail design/environmental assessment and federal grant matching. Provides that funds allocated for paved trails must be used for paved trails and greenway projects conducted by municipalities and rural transportation planning organizations (RPO’s) located in development Tier 1 and Tier 2 counties (see GS 143B-437.08 for definition of tier 1 and tier 2 counties). Requires that the local match for these projects be $1 per every $4 of State funds. Directs that the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority will partner with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to leverage any federal funding available for paved trails/greenways.
Appropriates $3 million in non-recurring funds to DNCR for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to fund grants for trail maintenance and for signage on components of the State Trails System (STS). Directs that DNCR will enter into memorandums of agreement with local governments and non-profits receiving funds under this provision which include a three to five year trail maintenance plan.
Appropriates $100,000 in recurring funds to DNCR for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to support a STS coordinator position that will oversee of components of the STS and local trails connecting to or complementing the STS.
Directs the STS to develop a master plan for coordination between DNCR and DOT to prioritize and coordinate paved trail/greenway planning and funding in a manner that will maximize use of federal funding for paved trail/greenway construction and that will not compromise federal funding for road construction and maintenance. Directs the STS to report to the Chairs of the Joint Legislative Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources by December 1, 2022.
Appropriates $530,000 in non-recurring funding from the Highway Fund to DOT for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to be allocated to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative. Provides that funds appropriated under this provision are available to municipalities and RPO’s located in development tier 1 and tier 2 counties. Provides eligible entities can request funding for a project’s feasibility study, which is evaluated based on community support, overall concept, and contribution to an existing or planned trail network. Requires that feasibility studies include, at minimum, recommendations for trail segment alignments, preliminary design/construction cost estimates, easement acquisition strategies, and documentation of community support. Requires a 5% match by local governments and RPO’s for funding under this provision.
Effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Arp, Blackwell, Clampitt, Paré.APPROP
H 937 (2021) AUTOMATIC POLICE BODY CAM ANALYSIS. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE AUTOMATIC ANALYSIS OF POLICE BODY-WORN CAMERA RECORDINGS TO FLAG CERTAIN BEHAVIOR AND IMPROVE OFFICER TRAINING AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.

Contains whereas clauses. Amends GS 132-1.4A (Law enforcement agency recordings) by doing the following: (1) Defining body-worn camera analytics as respectfulness and de-escalation metrics and reports generated from the processing of audio from body-worn cameras between officers and civilians; flag as a complaint, firearm discharge, death, arrest, or investigation of an officer within a body-worn camera recording; flagging as the process of a natural language processing technology identifying a flag during the review of a body-worn camera recording; and natural language processing as a branch of artificial intelligence that helps computers understand, interpret, and manipulate human language. (2) Requiring that body-worn camera recordings (recordings) be searchable by artificial intelligence to allow automated reviews and body-worn camera analytics (analytics) to be created. (3) Requiring custodial law enforcement agencies to keep flagged recordings for at least two years and prohibiting alteration, distortion, editing, hindrance, obstruction, or manipulation of flagged recordings under any circumstances. (4) Requiring custodial law enforcement agencies to keep analytics for at least 90 days, after which the analytics can be used for training or destroyed. (5) Directing all law enforcement agencies in the state which use body-worn cameras to, by January 1, 2024, implement a natural language processing technology review protocol that can identify flags and do the following: a. Transcribe and make searchable recording audio, b. Use machine learning or similar technology to create daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reports of analytics for each officer and law enforcement agency that must be reviewed by agency managers, and c. Send automatic alerts to law enforcement agency management. (6) Directing law enforcement agencies who use body-worn cameras to conduct, at least quarterly, trainings on incidents or behaviors flagged in recordings when respectfulness and de-escalation drops below the minimum threshold set by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission (Commission) and to report to the Commission, by April 1 of each year, on the previous year’s trainings, corrective action taken in the previous year, and the number of law enforcement interactions that did not meet the minimum standards set by the Commission in the previous two years. (7) Directing the Commission to set the threshold for when a law enforcement agency must take corrective or disciplinary action against a law enforcement officers as a result of flagged recordings and to determine the criteria for respectfulness and de-escalation used by natural language processing technology to identify flags in recordings. Appropriates $3 million in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the Governor’s Crime Commission in each year of the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium to provide grants to law enforcement agencies for purchasing natural language processing technologies and developing review protocols. Limits these grants to a maximum amount of $100,000 and directs the Governor’s Crime Commission to develop guidelines and procedures for administration and distribution of the grants. The amendments to GS 132-1.4A are effective January 1, 2024, and the appropriation related provisions are effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Alexander.APPROP, GS 132
H 942 (2021) GREEN SCHOOLS SAVE MONEY. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS, TO POWER SCHOOLS WITH SOLAR ENERGY, AND TO REPLACE COMBUSTION-POWERED SCHOOL BUSES WITH ELECTRIC-POWERED SCHOOL BUSES.

Appropriates 4.68 billion in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to be allocated to local school administrative units to make the following improvements:
(1) $1.18 billion allocated to make energy efficient improvements to school buildings, such as weatherizing doors/windows, insulating pipes, installing energy efficient lighting, upgrading HVAC systems, upgrading water systems, installing building management systems, upgrading plug load management systems, and upgrading electric water coolers;
(2) $2 billion allocated to install solar panels on school buildings and make necessary roof repairs related to solar panel installation; and
(3) $1.5 billion allocated to replace qualifying school buses (buses that are 10 years or older by model year and that run on motor fuel in whole or in part) with electric school buses assembled in North Carolina.
Effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Meyer, Harrison, Gill, Autry.APPROP
H 943 (2021) FUNDS TO SUPPORT WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA IHES. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO SUPPORT PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS AT WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY AND BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

Appropriates $3.5 million in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors for the 2021-2022 fiscal year for the Building Reserve to be used for operation and maintenance of the Apodaca-STEM Building at Western Carolina University.
Appropriates $2,312,200 in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the Community Colleges System for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to be allocated to Blue Ridge Community College to be used for the following:
(1) $1,762,200 for technology, wiring, and furniture for a building renovation,
(2) $300,000 for start-up costs for new trade programs in HVAC, electrical, masonry, and plumbing, and
(3) $250,000 for equipment for a public safety training center for law enforcement and rescue personnel.
Effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Moffitt, Johnson.APPROP
H 951 (2021) MODERNIZE ENERGY GENERATION. (NEW) Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO MODERNIZE NORTH CAROLINA'S GENERATION AND GRID RESOURCES AND RATE MAKING AND TO INVEST IN CRITICAL ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE BENEFIT OF CUSTOMERS.

Directs the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill (Collaboratory) to study emerging energy generation sources issues and trends, including small modular reactors and their development in the United States, projected costs, technology options, production capabilities, and deployment scenarios.
Appropriates $100,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to be allocated to the Collaboratory to implement this study.
Effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Arp, Szoka, D. Hall, Bell.APPROP, STUDY
H 952 (2021) MENTAL HEALTH TRIAGE UNIT PILOT PROGRAM. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE MENTAL HEALTH TRIAGE UNIT PILOT PROGRAM.

Directs the State Board of Education (Board) to establish the Mental Health Triage Unit Pilot Program (Program) to fund at least one mental health triage unit (triage unit) in each participating local school administrative unit (LSA unit). Provides the Program will be administered for three fiscal years and end on June 30, 2024. Provides LSA units may apply to participate in the Program and directs the Board to select up to eight LSA units to participate based on:
(1) The level of resources available to the LSA unit that will receive funds from the Program,
(2) Overall impact on student mental health in the LSA unit, if the LSA unit were selected to participate, and
(3) The history of sudden traumatic events in the LSA unit.
Provides that each LSA unit participating in the Program will receive $250,000 in each year that funds are made available to establish a triage unit in the LSA unit. States the purpose of the triage unit is to provide mental health resources to students and to be on call during school hours to address student mental health emergencies. Directs participating LSA units to inform students and staff of the triage unit and any opportunities to learn about its purpose and function.
Directs the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Center for Safer Schools, in cooperation with the Department of Public Safety, to establish standards and guidelines for the development, operation, and staffing of the triage units, including a requirement that the triage units be staffed by at least one school nurse, school social worker, and school counselor who is a licensed clinical mental health counselor.
Directs the Board to report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by March 15, 2022, and each year thereafter that the Program is funded, on the following:
(1) The identity of each LSA unit that received funds under the Program, and
(2) An assessment of the impact of the Program on the mental health of students in the participating LSA units.
Appropriates $2 million in recurring funds from the General Fund to DPI for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to implement the Program.
Effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Brown, Ball, Carney, A. Baker.APPROP, STUDY
H 955 (2021) INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILIES RECOVERY ACT. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC RECOVERY FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN NORTH CAROLINA.

Substantively identical to S 603, filed 4/6/21.

Includes whereas clauses.

States the NCGA's intent to use American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds for the Department of Revenue (DOR) to provide economic support to low-income families and families with employment interruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Creates the Individual and Family Relief Grant Program (Program) to be administered by DOR, to provide one-time grants to eligible individuals. Defines an eligible individual as one whose application is postmarked on or before July 1, 2021, and meets all of the following: (1) the applicant has either a filing status of single and an adjusted gross income of less than $35,000 or any other filing status and an adjusted gross income of $53,000 and (2) the applicant provides a name, mailing address, and any other required information. Sets the grant amount at $1,000 for an eligible individual who received benefits from the Division of Employment Security for unemployment for at least three months during the 2020 taxable year, and $250 for any other eligible individual. Requires grants to be awarded by October 1, 2021. Sets out the process for distributing the grant funds.

The above provisions are effective when an act appropriating funds for implementation becomes effective.

Enacts new GS 105-153.11 giving a credit to a taxpayer who has one or more qualifying relatives, as determined according to Table 5 of Publication 501 of the Internal Revenue Service, in the amount of $250. Requires a nonresident or part-year resident claiming the credit to reduce the credit amount as specified. Effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021. Repeals the credit, effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022.

Amends GS 105-153.5 to allow a taxpayer to deduct from the taxpayer's adjusted gross income the amount of a grant from the Program paid to the taxpayer during the taxable year. This is effective when the act becomes law and is repealed for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022.

Intro. by Farkas, Gailliard, Cooper-Suggs, Hurtado.GS 105
H 956 (2021) OUTDOOR HERITAGE COUNCIL FUNDS. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE OUTDOOR HERITAGE ADVISORY COUNCIL.

Appropriates $10 million in non-recurring funds from the General Fund to the Wildlife Resource Commission (Commission) for the 2021-2022 fiscal year to be allocated to the Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council (Council) and used as follows:
(1) $8 million for the North Carolina Go Outside Grant Program to provide young people the opportunity to have safe learning experiences in safe outdoor settings, and
(2) $2 million to support programs, public engagement, and outreach.
Appropriates $393,920 in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Commission in each year of the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium to support the operation of the Council, including salary and benefits for Council personnel.
Effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Faircloth, Brisson, K. Hall.APPROP
H 958 (2021) HIRE NC WORKERS. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO PROVIDE TAX INCENTIVES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO HIRE NORTH CAROLINA WORKERS.

Substantively identical to S 512, filed 4/5/21.

Includes whereas clauses.

Enacts new GS 105-129.16K, allowing a tax credit to an eligible small business that hires an employee who is a North Carolina resident. Defines an eligible small business as a business, other than an eligible restaurant, with cumulative gross receipts from business activity for the taxable year not in excess of $1 million, that has fewer than 99 employees, and is subject to income tax. Sets out the formula for calculating the amount of the credit, which is based on whether an employee is full time or part time. 

Allows an eligible restaurant that hires a delivery driver who is a North Carolina resident a tax credit and sets out the formula for calculating the amount of the credit, based upon whether the driver is full time or part time. Defines eligible restaurant as a restaurant properly registered and licensed to do business as a restaurant in the state that is subject to income tax.

Effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, and expires for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022.

Intro. by Hurtado, Gailliard, Farkas, Cooper-Suggs.GS 105
H 965 (2021) SBIR/STTR INCENTIVE MODIFICATIONS. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO MODIFY AND ENHANCE THE ONE NORTH CAROLINA SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM.

Identical to S 494, filed 4/1/21.

Revises the NC Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Incentive Program to provide grants to eligible businesses to offset costs for applying for federal SBIR and STTR grants awarded pursuant to GS 143B-437.80 (previously, provided for application to the US Small Business Administration), in order to foster job creation and economic development throughout the State (rather than in the State). Now provides for grants for a percentage of the costs of preparing and submitting a SBIR/STTR Phase I proposal up to $12,000 (previously, for up to 50% of the costs with a $3,000 max). Sets the maximum percentage of reimbursement at 100% for an eligible business located in a development tier one or two area, and 50% for other eligible businesses. Eliminates the restriction to one grant under the statute with respect to each federal proposal submission. Adds educational programs to costs that can be reimbursed. Adds new authority for the NC Board of Science, Technology, and Innovation to use up to 10% of funds appropriated for grants to provide education and outreach to aid in awareness and successful completion of SBIR/STTR Phase I proposals.

Amends the SBIR/STTR matching requirements set forth in GS 143B-437.81 to provide for matching funds received by a business through a SBIR/STTR Phase I proposal up to $200,000 (was $100,000). Eliminates the restriction limiting a business to receipt of only one grant under the statute per year. Limits a business to one grant under the statute for each federal proposal award (rather than submission). Increases the total award cap for a business over its lifetime under the statute from five to ten.

Appropriates $2 million in recurring funds from the General Fund to the One NC Small Business Account (One Account) for 2021-22 and 2022-23 for the NC SBIR/STTR Incentive Program and Matching Program. Appropriates $7 million from the General Fund to the One Account for 2021-22 as a supplement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to be used for the NC SBIR/STTR Incentive Program and Matching Program. Effective July 1, 2021. 

Intro. by Johnson, K. Hall, Saine, Reives.APPROP, GS 143B
H 967 (2021) UNC/CC/HUNGER FREE CAMPUS INITIATIVE. Filed May 11 2021, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE HUNGER FREE CAMPUS INITIATIVE AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE INITIATIVE.

Requires the UNC Board of Governors and the State Board of Community Colleges to establish the Hunger Free Campus Initiative (Initiative) at UNC constituent institutions and community colleges under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Community Colleges, in order to address student hunger and food insecurity. Allows constituent institutions and community colleges to use the funds made available to them under this act to establish new programs, expand on existing programs, and use community resources on their campuses. Also allows funds to be used to provide basic needs and other essential resources to students vulnerable to food insecurity.

Requires settings goals for constituent institutions and community colleges receiving funds to be designated as "hunger free campuses" and to implement at least the following: (1) designate a campus employee to help ensure that students have information necessary to enroll in campus meal plans (for constituent institutions) or locate other meal options and resources, (2) provide for an on-campus food pantry or regular food distributions on campus, and (3) designate a campus employee as a point of contact to work with student volunteers. Additionally requires constituent institutions to establish or enhance existing meal-sharing programs that allow students to voluntarily donate their unused meal plan credits to be distributed for use by students in need to access dining halls or to support an on-campus food pantry; requires that the parameters of the meal-sharing program be made publicly available, including the specified information. 

Appropriates $1.6 million in recurring funds for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be allocated to each constituent institution in the amount of $100,00 each fiscal year to implement the act. Excludes the NC School of Science and Math.

Appropriates $5.8 million in recurring funds for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the Community Colleges System Office to be allocated to each community college campus in the amount of $100,000 each fiscal year to implement the act.

Effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Hawkins.APPROP, UNCODIFIED

The Daily Bulletin: 2021-05-11

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 219 (2021) SURVEYOR LICENSURE/EDUCATION REQS. Filed Mar 9 2021, AN ACT TO REVISE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE OF A PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR AND MAKE VARIOUS TECHNICAL CHANGES.

Senate amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 89C-13 by removing the changes to (b)(1) that changed the requirements to be certified as a land surveyor intern that had decreased the required number of years of practical experience. Amends the requirements for licensure as a professional land surveyor, by reverting to the requirement that only a specified number of the years of progressive practical experience (was, all of those years) to have been under a practicing professional/licensed land surveyor. Amends the requirements to be licensed as a professional land surveyor, by no longer increasing the required number of years of practical experience; also removes the additional requirement of passing the specified exams. 

Intro. by McInnis.GS 89C
S 241 (2021) MODIFIED UTILITY VEHICLE DEF/USE OF FUNDS. (NEW) Filed Mar 11 2021, AN ACT AMENDING MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS REGULATING MODIFIED UTILITY VEHICLES AND DIRECTING THE USE OF CERTAIN FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

House committee substitute amends the 2nd edition as follows.

Further amends the definition of modified utility vehicle in GS 20-4.01, which is a cognate of passenger vehicle in GS Chapter 20, to reduce the minimum overall height of the vehicle from 70 to 60 inches or greater.

Intro. by Jarvis, Sawyer, Johnson.GS 20
S 265 (2021) BOND INFORMATION TRANSPARENCY. (NEW) Filed Mar 11 2021, AN ACT TO INCREASE THE TRANSPARENCY OF BOND REFERENDA BY REQUIRING ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES BY UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND TO MAKE LOCAL FINANCE RELATED CHANGES RECOMMENDED BY THE STATE TREASURER.

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

Amends GS 159-52, adding to the findings and determinations the Local Government Commission (Commission) must make in order to approval a local government's proposed bond application, to include that the assumptions used by the finance officer of the unit in preparing the statement of estimated interest filed with the clerk pursuant to GS 159-55.1(a), as enacted, are reasonable. 

Enacts GS 159-55.1, directing the finance officer to file with the clerk of the governing board of the local government a statement of disclosure after a bond order has been introduced and before the public hearing on it. Specifies required content of the statement, including a statement that the information contained in it is preliminary and for general informational purposes only, as described. Provides that the validity of the bonds authorized by the order is not subject to challenge on the grounds that actual occurrences when issued are different than the disclosures set forth in the statement. Requires the statement of disclosure to be filed with the Commission, posted online, and maintained by the clerk of the board. Repeals GS 159-55(d), which contains similar requirements (requires the finance officer to file a statement of estimated interests on bonds over the term of the bonds and a summary of assumptions upon which the estimate is based, providing for similar qualifications of the statement).

Amends GS 159-56 and GS 159-58, which govern publication of the bond order as introduced and as adopted. Revises the required elements of the accompanying statement as follows. Adds language to notice the finance officer's filing of a statement estimating the specified tax increase or that there will be no property tax increase to pay the principal and interest on the proposed bonds. Adds that the estimates may vary from the actual property tax increases required. Makes conforming changes to the summary of assumptions that can be included in each publication.

Enacts GS 159-33.2, authorizing the Secretary of Revenue to require a local government or public authority to report events defined by the Secretary that will or may have a material, adverse effect on the financial health, operations, or internal controls of the local government or public authority within 30 days after the occurrence of such events. Directs the Commission to adopt a policy specifying the event required under the statute. Requires the Secretary to make the policy publicly available within 30 days.

Enacts new subsection (d) to GS 159-34 to direct the Commission to notify the State Treasurer and the Secretary of Revenue of a unit's failure to comply with the annual audit requirements if the unit has failed to file a copy of the audit report with the Secretary (as required by subsection (a)) within 12 months of the unit's fiscal year end. Provides for withholding from the unit's distributions under GS 105-486 and GS 105-501 of 150% of the cost of the required annual audit, as specified, until the Commission notifies the State Treasurer and the Secretary that the required report has been filed, reviewed, and accepted.

Amends GS 159-148, which defines the financing agreements subject to the provisions of Article 8, to include transactions that extend for three or more years from the date of the contract and obligations over the full term of the contract to at least $50,000, including options to renew or extend, for units included on the most recently published Unit Assistance List issued by the Department of State Treasurer. Adds a new prohibition, barring dividing agreements for the purpose of or resulting in evading the requirements of Article 8. Revises the exemption from the Article for contracts for the purchase, lease, or lease with option to purchase of motor vehicles, to exclude units included on the most recently published Unit Assistance List issued by the Department of State Treasurer where the contract amount equals or exceeds $50,000.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles. 

Intro. by Johnson, Ford.GS 159
S 300 (2021) CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM. Filed Mar 15 2021, AN ACT TO INCREASE PROTECTIONS, TRAINING, AND OVERSIGHT FOR STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; TO CREATE A DECERTIFICATION DATABASE; TO REQUIRE USE OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION'S NEXT GENERATION IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM AND RAP BACK SERVICE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT; TO REQUIRE REPORTING RELATED TO GIGLIO MATERIAL; TO EXPAND TRANSPORTATION OF INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT RESPONDENTS; TO STANDARDIZE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND ONGOING REQUIREMENTS; TO REQUIRE PSYCHOLOGICAL SCREENINGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS PRIOR TO CERTIFICATION OR EMPLOYMENT; TO EDUCATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON MAINTAINING GOOD MENTAL HEALTH, AND TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AVAILABLE; TO CREATE A PHYSICAL FITNESS STUDY; TO DECRIMINALIZE CERTAIN LOCAL ORDINANCES AND PROVIDE COMPLIANCE AS A DEFENSE TO AN ORDINANCE VIOLATION; TO MANDATE MISDEMEANOR FIRST APPEARANCES WHEN A DEFENDANT IS IN CUSTODY; TO REQUIRE USE OF THE NATIONAL DECERTIFICATION INDEX MAINTAINED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DIRECTORS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING IN THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR CERTIFIED PERSONNEL; TO ESTABLISH A DUTY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO INTERVENE IN AND REPORT EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE; TO ADDRESS CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES WITH SATELLITE-BASED MONITORING RAISED IN STATE VERSUS GRADY AND CREATE A PROCESS TO REVIEW WHETHER OFFENDERS SUBJECT TO THAT CASE WHICH WERE REMOVED FROM SATELLITE-BASED MONITORING ARE OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE; TO REMOVE THE STANDARDS COMMISSIONS FROM A NONEXCLUSIVE LIST OF STATE AGENCY LICENSING BOARDS; TO PROTECT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; TO AMEND THE LAW TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE DISCLOSURE OF BODY-WORN CAMERA RECORDINGS RELATED TO DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY; AND TO ESTABLISH THE BIPARTISAN NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATIVE WORKING GROUP TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE RECODIFICATION OF NORTH CAROLINA'S CRIMINAL LAWS.

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

Part II.

Revises proposed GS 143B-972.1 to require the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) to provide the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the NC Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission (hereinafter the Commissions) the criminal history of any applicant for certification or any person certified as a criminal justice officer or justice officer only, no longer also including any other position that requires certification by the Commission. More specifically requires employing agencies to provide the SBI fingerprints of any applicant for certification and certified criminal justice officers or justice officers (was certified officers only).

Part III.

Revises new GS 17C-15 and GS 17E-15, now allowing an officer required to report to the Criminal Justice Standards Division of the Department of Justice (Division) as being involved in a critical incident to request a hearing in superior court for a determination of whether the officer's involvement was properly placed in the database (was given the right to request a contested case hearing under GS Chapter 150B).

Part IV.

Revises GS 17C-16, concerning persons certified by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, and GS 17E-16, concerning persons certified by the NC Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission, which each require a certified individual, or any individual who has received a conditional offer of employment, who has been notified that the individual will not be called to testify at trial based on bias, interest, or lack of credibility to report to and provide a copy of the notification to the Criminal Justice Standards Division (under GS 17C-16) or the Justice Officers' Standards Division (under GS 17E-16), as appropriate, within 30 days of receiving the notification. Regarding the required annual reports of the Commissions to the specified NCGA committee of the individuals for whom the Division has received a report during the previous calendar year, aligns the provisions of each statute to require the report to include information for each case on whether a final agency decision has been entered and what action was taken, if any (no longer specifying agency final decisions pursuant to GS Chapter 150B in GS 17C-16). Now more specifically provides for a person to request judicial determination of a notification which might meet the reporting requirement, providing for a hearing in superior court (was a court of competent jurisdiction).

Part VII.

Revises the proposed requirements of GS 17C-10, concerning the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and criminal justice officers, and GS 17E-7, concerning the NC Sheriff's Education and Training Standards Commission and justice officers, for both Commissions to include the administration of a psychological screening exam, including an in-person interview conducted by a licensed psychologist. Now specifically requires the exam to be given prior to certification, or prior to the officer performing any action requiring certification by the Commission (was and prior to employment) to determine the officer's mental and emotional suitability to properly fulfill the responsibilities of a criminal justice or justice officer, respectively. Makes a technical correction to GS 17E-7.

Part XX.

Enacts GS 14-208.39, stating legislative findings regarding the efficacy of the GPS monitoring program in deterring criminal behavior among sex offenders. 

Deletes the proposed changes to GS 14-208.6, which provides for defined terms applicable to Article 27A (Sex Offender and Public Protection Registration Programs), to no longer define predatory recidivist, or revise the definition for sexually violent offense. Instead adds and defines the term reoffender as a person who has two or more convictions for a felony that is described in GS 14-208.6(4) as a reportable conviction.

Deletes the proposed changes to GS 14-208.40 and now provides for the sex offender monitoring program established by the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice to be designed to monitor offenders convicted of a reportable conviction who are required to register due to classification as a reoffender, among other classifications, and to no longer include monitoring of recidivists. Additionally modifies the directive to include monitoring of the class of offenders convicted of GS 14-27.23 (statutory rape of a child) or GS 14-27.28 (statutory sex offense with a child) to require enrollment in the program for the later of 10 years after the termination of the offender's active punishment or completion of any period of probation (was for the offender's natural life upon termination of the offender's active punishment).

Deletes the proposed changes to GS 14-208.40A and now amends the statute to require the district attorney to present evidence and the court to make a finding that the offender is a reoffender, no longer providing for evidence or required findings regarding the offender being a recidivist. Rather than requiring a court to order enrollment in a satellite based monitoring program, now requires a court finding that the offender has been classified as a sexually violent predator, is a reoffender (was recidivist), has committed an aggravated offense, or was convicted of GS 14-27.23 or GS 14-27.28, to order that the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice do a risk assessment of the offender within 60 days and report to the court, whereupon the court must order enrollment in the program for the later of a period of 10 years after the termination of the offender's active punishment or the completion of any period of probation, only if the court determines that the offender requires the highest possible level of supervision and monitoring based on the Division's assessment. Additionally, caps the period of time a court can order enrollment of an offender who committed an offense that involved the physical, mental, or sexual abuse of a minor which is not an aggravated offense or a violation of GS 14-27.23 or GS 14-27.28, and the offender is not a reoffender, to the later of a period of 10 years after the termination of the offender's active punishment or the completion of any period of probation. Makes changes to GS 14-208.40B to align the enrollment procedures and requirements with those of GS 14-208.40A, as amended, for hearings brought on behalf of the Division when an offender is convicted of a reportable conviction and no determination has been made by a court on enrollment.

Amends GS 14-208.41, providing for the duration of enrollment in the satellite-based monitoring program for a period required by GS 14-208.40A or GS 14-208.40B, as those statutes are amended, unless the requirement to enroll in the satellite-based monitoring program is terminated or modified pursuant to GS 14-208.43, as amended (was for registration period imposed under GS 14-208.23, which is the person's life, unless the requirement is terminated). 

Deletes the proposed changes to GS 14-208.43 and instead provides the following. Allows an offender meeting the description of GS 14-208.40(a)(1) or (a)(3) who is required to submit to satellite-based monitoring for life to petition for termination or modification of the requirement with the superior court in the county where the conviction occurred five years from the date of initial enrollment in the program under Article 27A or the laws of another jurisdiction (currently only provides for requesting termination of the requirement with the Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission, and does not provide a waiting period). Makes conforming deletions of the procedure regarding the previous method of requests to the Commission. Now requires the appropriate district attorney to be given at least three weeks' notice before the hearing. Provides for the petitioner and the district attorney to present evidence at the hearing. Allows for the victim of the underlying offense to appear and be heard at the hearing, as described, and to receive notice if so elected, as specified, with a judge charged with inquiring as to whether the victim is present and wishes to be heard. Provides for the petition to be granted only if the court makes specified findings, including that the petitioner has not been arrested for any crime that would require registration under the Article since completing the sentence. Defines the court's authority in issuing an order, including requiring continued enrollment for 10 years after the later of 10 years form the termination of the defender's active punishment or the completion of any period probation, or continuing the requirement for a specified period not to exceed that specified period. Sets a two year waiting period between petitions following denial. Requires orders granting the petition to be forwarded to the Commission. Makes conforming changes to GS 14-208.42.

Effective December 1, 2021 (was October 1, 2021). 

Maintains the directive for the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice to provide elected District Attorneys a list of individuals residing in their respective district that is subject to State v. Grady (NC 2019), and requires review by the DA or Attorney General of every class member. Makes technical and clarifying changes.

Adds the following new content.

Part XXI.

Amends GS 14-233, which provides the Class 2 misdemeanor offense of resisting an officer, making the language gender neutral. Adds the following. Makes it a Class I felony to willfully and unlawfully resist, delay, or obstruct a public officer in discharging or attempting to discharge an official duty, and the resistance, delay, or obstruction is the proximate cause of a public officer's physical injury, or if the proximate cause of the public officer's serious bodily injury, a Class F felony. Defines physical injury and serious bodily injury.

Directs the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to create a targeted social media campaign and television commercials to address the concerns of not resisting arrest and raising public awareness about resisting, delaying, or obstructing law enforcement officers. Also requires DPS to post a public service announcement on its website containing legally accurate information regarding the public's responsibilities during traffic stops and other interactions with law enforcement.

Makes the above provisions effective December 1, 2021.

Directs DPS to provide the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) an internet link to the public service announcement for the DMV to make available on its website as well as broadcast the public service announcement on monitors at drivers office locations. 

Part XXII.

Amends GS 132-1.4A, which governs law enforcement agency recordings, enacting a new subsection (b1) to require any portion of a recording in the custody of a law enforcement agency that depicts a death or serious bodily injury to be disclosed, if requested, unredacted to a personal representative of the deceased, the injured individual, or a person representative on behalf of the injured individual, within five business days of (1) submission of the request or (2) the law enforcement agency petitioning the court to redact any portion of the recording under new subsection (b3). Adds and defines immediate family member to mean a spouse, parent, child, sibling, or court-appointed guardian. Revises the defined term personal representative to include licensed attorneys (was attorneys) as specified. Adds and defines serious bodily injury. Adds new subsection (b2), requiring the person requesting disclosure to sign a sworn affidavit of confidentiality under penalty of perjury, as specified. Provides for disclosure by the agency in a private setting and prohibits recording or copying the recording, with violations punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor and knowing dissemination of a recording or copy disclosed pursuant to new subsection (b1) a Class I felony. Requires the portion requested to be unredacted and unedited except as permitted under new subsection (b3). New subsection (b3) allows an agency to motion for permission to redact the requested recordings; provides six factors the court must consider in reviewing the recording and determination whether the recording can be redacted for purposes of immediate disclosure. Details required notice of proceedings on the motion and participation to specified parties. Allows a court to order any conditions or restrictions on the disclosure that the court deems appropriate. Provides for scheduling and priority of such actions. Provides for appeal of a request for immediate disclosure under new subsection (b1) pursuant to subsection (e).

Part XXVIII.

Adds a severability clause. 

Makes conforming organizational changes. Changes the act's long title. 

S 314 (2021) LOCAL GOV COMMISSION ASSISTANCE TOOLKIT. (NEW) Filed Mar 17 2021, AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TOOLS FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION TO ASSIST LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS AVOID AND CORRECT FISCAL DISTRESS THAT REQUIRES THAT THE IMPACT OF CHANGES TO SALES TAX DISTRIBUTION FORMULAS BE DELAYED UNTIL THE FISCAL YEAR FOLLOWING THE INITIAL DECISION; TO MANDATE THAT A STATEMENT FROM THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION BE INCLUDED IN THE PETITION TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHEN A NEW MUNICIPALITY IS PROPOSED; TO ADD OPTIONAL SOURCES FOR TRAINING FOR FINANCE OFFICERS; TO ALLOW THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION TO MANDATE SPECIALIZED TRAINING FOR CITY AND COUNTY MANAGERS WHEN A UNIT IS EXHIBITING FISCAL DISTRESS; TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS FOR A MUNICIPALITY TO INITIATE A TRANSITION TO RECOVER FROM FINANCIAL DISTRESS; AND TO ESTABLISH A PROCESS FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION TO TRANSFER THE ASSETS, LIABILITIES, AND OTHER OBLIGATIONS AND DISSOLVE MUNICIPALITIES DETERMINED TO BE IN FINANCIAL DISTRESS.

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

Amends GS 105-472, which provides for the allocation and distribution of local sales and use tax proceeds to taxing counties by either the per capita method, or the ad valorem method, at the election of the board of county commissioners in each taxing county. Requires each board to determine which method will be in effect in the county during the fiscal year following the succeeding year (was the next succeeding fiscal year), by resolution adopted annually in April. 

Amends GS 120-163, adding to the requirements of a petition of a proposed municipality to be reviewed by the Municipal Incorporations Subcommittee, inclusion of a statement from the Local Government Commission (Commission) regarding the proposed municipality's prospects for financial viability and effective fiscal management. 

Amends GS 153A-82 (concerning counties) and GS 160A-148 (concerning cities), adding identical duties to the duties of county and city managers as follows. Requires the manager to receive a minimum of six clock hours of education, which incorporates fiscal management and the requirements of the respective GS Chapter, when any of the following events occur, within six months of the occurrence: (1) if the Commission is exercising its authority under Article 10 of GS Chapter 159 (Assistance for Defaulting Units in Refinancing Debt) with respect to the county or city; (2) the county or city has received a unit letter from the Commission due to a deficiency in complying with the respective GS Chapter; (3) the county or city has an internal control material weakness or significant deficiency in the most recently completed financial audit; or (4) the county or city is included in the most recently published Unit Assistance List issued by the Department of State Treasurer. Identifies entities which can provide the education, including the Commission itself. Requires the clerk of the governing board to record receipt of the education and make the information available upon request of the Commission. 

Amends GS 159-25(d), which authorizes the Commission to require any finance officer or other employee with similar duties to participate in specified training if one of four circumstances exist. Now provides a list of entities which can provide such training, subject to Commission approval, rather than allowing the Commission to collaborate with specified institutions to develop and deliver the training (entities aligned with those listed that may provide required training specified in new GS 153A-82(9) and GS 160A-148(9)). 

Enacts Article 31, GS Chapter 160A, establishing a process for a city in financial distress to transition out of that distress either on its own initiative or with assistance from or under the direction of the Commission. Provides distinct processes for transition initiated by the Commission (Part 2) and transition initiated by the city (Part 3).

Part 2 provides as follows. Directs the Commission to establish criteria for evaluating a city for financial rehabilitation and apply the criteria to each city which the Commission has exercised its authority under GS 159-181(c) and each city which the Commission has received a referral from the State Auditor, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), or the city's auditor for the current or most recent annual audit. Requires the Commission to notify the city upon making a determination of whether the city is subject to Part 2 of the new Article. Details procedures under Part 2, including an assessment of the city's financial affairs upon initiation; the city preparing (or the Commission preparing, if it finds preparation presents substantial hardship on the city) a report for its citizens and the Commission regarding the status and specified data of certain services provided by the city, submitting the report to the Commission and presenting the report to the city council within specified time periods following initiation, and providing a copy to the respective board(s) of county commissioners; the Commission assuming full control of the city's financial affairs if the Commission has not exercised such authority under GS 159-181(c), with cooperation by the city in specified remedial options, subject to one exception regarding certain contractual obligations in a debt instrument; and annual reassessment of the financial status of the city, with the Commission relinquishing control after finding that the city's financial affairs are sufficiently stable to continue operations for three fiscal years of reassessments, or, the Commission beginning to identify local government partners for merger or dissolution of the city upon finding that the city's financial affairs are not sufficiently stable to continue operation. Details procedures to determine the distribution of services, assets, liabilities, and other obligations of a city upon a determination by the Commission that the city's financial affairs are not sufficiently stable to continue operation, which includes authority for the Commission to adopt a resolution to dissolve the city, effective as specified. Further details the effect of merger or dissolution, and grants the Commission the authority to take the actions and execute the documents necessary to effectuate the provisions and intent of these provisions. Deems a resolution of dissolution by the Commission effective until specifically disapproved by the NCGA by a bill enacted on or before the effective date of the resolution. 

Part 3 provides as follows. Allows any city to initiate administrative dissolution by adoption of a resolution of intent, with a copy sent to the Commission and respective county or counties. Requires the city to release an impact statement to city residents that includes notice of a public hearing within 90 days of the adoption, filed with the city clerk for public inspection, with the clerk required to make a copy available for relevant news media and publish a copy in the clerk's office. Details required content of the impact statement. Requires both the resolution and the impact statement to be published to the city's website. Requires the city to hold at least two public hearings at regular council meetings on the matter within the time periods specified, and permits additional public hearings; details notice requirements for the hearings. Requires the city to develop a plan of action to distribute all assets and liabilities of the city and obtain plan approval by the Commission before adopting a resolution to dissolve, and requires the approved plan to be presented at a regular council meeting; provides for Commission assistance in developing a plan of action. Authorizes the Commission to modify the plan of action prior to approval. Requires a public hearing to be held on whether to adopt a resolution to dissolve the city pursuant to the approved plan, subject to specified notice requirements, separate and apart form the regular meeting in which the council can adopt the resolution following the required hearing. Allows the people to initiate a referendum on the resolution to dissolve the city by submitting a petition to the city clerk that meets specified criteria within 45 days after adoption of the resolution to dissolve the city, which requires the city to halt implementation of the plan of action and call a special election. Provides that a majority vote against the ballot question of whether the city should be dissolved voids the resolution to dissolve, and a majority vote in favor sustains the resolution. Provides for implementation of the dissolution following the time for submitting a petition expiring with no petition filed or the referendum required resulting favorably to the dissolution. Provides for the effect and final notifications to the Commission regarding completion of the plan of action. 

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles. 

Intro. by McInnis, Johnson, Davis.GS 105, GS 120, GS 153A, GS 159, GS 160A
S 316 (2021) GEN. CONTRACTORS/PLUMBING/ELECTR. EXEMPT. Filed Mar 17 2021, AN ACT TO ALLOW FOR CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS FOR PLUMBING, HEATING, FIRE SPRINKLER, AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS.

Senate committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows. 

Eliminates the proposed new criteria of GS 87-1.1 that must be satisfied for plumbing and heating contractors licensed under Article 2 (Article 2 licensees) and electrical contractors licensed under Article 4 (Article 4 licensees) of GS Chapter 87 to be exempt from the general contractor licensure requirements of GS 87-1, for Article 2 licensees to be exempt from the electrical contractor licensure requirements of GS 87-43, and Article 4 licensees to be exempt from the plumbing and heating licensure requirements of GS 87-21(a)(5), to require that the total amount of work that falls under either Article 2 (Plumbing and Heating Contractors) or Article 4 (Electrical Contractors) not exceed the percentage of the total bid price pursuant to rules established by the State Board of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors and the State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. Maintains the proposed clarifying changes. 

Eliminates proposed GS 87-21(m) that exempted Article 4 licensees from the plumbing and heating licensure requirements of Article 2 when the licensee is bidding and contracting directly with the owner of a building project and certain criteria are met. 

Eliminates GS 87-43.1(11) that exempted Article 2 licensees from the electrical contractor licensure requirements of Article 4 when the licensee is bidding and contracting directly with the owner of a building project and certain criteria are met. 

Intro. by Jarvis, Johnson, Britt.GS 87
S 453 (2021) MODERNIZE ABC CONTROLS. (NEW) Filed Apr 1 2021, AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT A SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT FOR A CONSUMER TASTING IN AN ABC STORE SHALL BE ISSUED IN THE NAME OF 4 THE BUSINESS LISTED ON THE APPLICATION FOR THE PERMIT; TO ALLOW, SUBJECT TO THE ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE, ONLINE ORDERS OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FROM ABC STORES; TO ALLOW THE PURCHASE OF SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR IN BOTTLES WITH PERSONALIZED LABELING; AND TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN EVENT CENTERS TO SEEK A MIXED BEVERAGE PERMIT.

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

Makes organizational changes and adds the following content.

Part II.

Amends GS 18B-800(a), which provides that spirituous liquor can only be sold in ABC stores operated by local boards, to define "sold only in ABC stores operated by local boards" to include online orders placed in accordance with new subsection (c3), as enacted. Enacts new subsection (c3) to authorize ABC stores to accept online orders and payments for alcoholic beverages sold in its store so long as the person picking up the order is 21; subjects authority to the adoption of an ordinance by a county or city so authorizing ABC stores pursuant to new GS 153A-145.9 or GS 160A-205.5. Limits liability under GS 18B-302(a)(2) to when the person knew the purchaser was less than 21 years old at the time the online order was placed.

Enacts GS 153A-145.9 and GS 160A-205.5 to authorize a county or city to adopt an ordinance authorizing its ABC stores to accept an online order for alcoholic beverages sold in its stores.

Directs the ABC Commission to develop, implement, and maintain an internet-based system, or adjust and use any current system it operates, to facilitate the online order of alcoholic beverages sold in participating ABC stores. 

Effective July 1, 2021. 

Part III.

Amends GS 18B-800(c1) to allow special order bottles to be affixed with personalized labeling, including the name of the purchaser on the label, that includes any other labeling requirements set by law.

Amends GS 18B-1105(a)(4) regarding bottles of spirituous liquor sold by a distillery permittee to visitors touring the distillery, to allow the bottles to have a personalized label, including the name of the purchaser on the label, that includes any other labeling requirements set by law.

Effective July 1, 2021.

Part IV.

Enacts new subsection (n2) to GS 18B-1006 to authorize the ABC Commission to issue mixed beverages permits, mixed beverage catering permits, without approval at an election, to eating establishments, hotels, or restaurants, defined in GS 18B-1000(2), (4) and (6), that meet three requirements, including that the establishment is located in a county that has more than two man-made lakes and is open to the public and includes on its premises a hotel with accommodations for 20 or more overnight guests, agritourism activities, and firearm sports. 

Makes conforming clarifying changes to the act's effective date provisions. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles. 

Intro. by Johnson, Britt, deViere.GS 18B
S 490 (2021) LICENSE TO WORK. Filed Apr 1 2021, AN ACT TO REVISE CERTAIN LICENSE REVOCATION LAWS TO ENABLE ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT.

Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Reinstates deleted GS 20-24.1(f), which allows application to a court for a limited driving privilege valid for up to one year for licenses revoked due to failure to pay court-ordered fines, penalties, or other court costs for motor vehicle offenses.

Intro. by Hise, Britt, Mohammed.GS 20
S 593 (2021) SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS HEARINGS. Filed Apr 6 2021, AN ACT TO ALLOW PARTIES TO SEEK IMMEDIATE JUDICIAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DECISIONS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS HEARINGS.

Senate amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Makes technical changes to an internal reference in GS 115C-109.6.

Intro. by B. Jackson, Ballard, Lee.GS 115C
S 605 (2021) NORTH CAROLINA FARM ACT OF 2021. Filed Apr 6 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE LAWS CONCERNING AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY.

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

Section 13.

Deletes the proposed changes to GS 95-242, which no longer required the Commissioner of Labor (Commissioner) to issue a right to sue letter that enables an employee to bring a civil action under GS 95-243 upon determining there is no reasonable cause to believe a complaint alleging that the employer discriminated or retaliated against the employee for engaging in the protected activities of GS 95-241, in violation of GS 95-241, is true. Instead adds that the right to sue letter must state that the Commissioner has investigated the complaint and concluded that there is not reasonable cause to believe the allegation is true. Also adds that a right to sue letter issued by the Commissioner when the Commissioner has concluded that there is not reasonable cause to believe the allegation is true may be used as evidence in a subsequent proceeding.

Intro. by B. Jackson, Sanderson, Edwards.GS 1, GS 7A, GS 14, GS 20, GS 95, GS 96, GS 105, GS 106, GS 143, GS 150B
S 636 (2021) DONOR PRIVACY. Filed Apr 6 2021, AN ACT TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF CHARITABLE DONORS.

Senate amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 55A-16-05(b) to prohibit the identity of any person donating monies or other tangible goods to the nonprofit corporation from being disclosed by the nonprofit corporation if the person has notified the nonprofit corporation, in writing prior to or at the time of the donation, not to disclose the person's identity (previously prohibited releasing the information without the person's consent).

Intro. by Sanderson, Steinburg, Krawiec.GS 55A, GS 58, GS 120, GS 131E, GS 131F, GS 132, GS 138, GS 163

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H 206 (2021) LOUISBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE. Filed Mar 2 2021, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LOUISBURG TO USE REVENUE DERIVED FROM RATES FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS THAT WILL INCREASE THE TOWN'S NUMBER OF ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS OR ELECTRIC LOAD.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends the proposed language in GS 159B-39 by adding that Louisburg may only use revenue derived from rates for electric service to pay costs for the development or redevelopment of property or related activities that are likely to increase the number of electric customers or electric leading to the specified outcomes, if: (1) the municipality's electric rates are within 10% of the customer rates charged by any provider of electric service in a jurisdiction adjacent to the municipality; and (2) the municipality has funds available to pay all costs necessary for operation of its electric system for a three-month period, which funds were not appropriated by the annual budget. 

Intro. by Winslow.Franklin
H 365 (2021) ASHEVILLE AIRPORT/PITT CONTRACTED AMBULANCES. (NEW) Filed Mar 23 2021, AN ACT TO EXPAND THE AUTHORIZED USES FOR AIRPORT FACILITIES AND PREMISES GOVERNED BY THE GREATER ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY AND TO ALLOW PITT COUNTY TO USE ATTACHMENT AND GARNISHMENT AND LIEN FOR COUNTY-CONTRACTED AMBULANCE SERVICES SUPPLEMENTED BY COUNTY FUNDS.

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends the proposed changes to Section 14 of SL 2012-121, regarding the powers of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority, to no longer include operating, owning, leasing, subleasing, controlling, regulating, and/or granting others the right to operate golf courses. Changes the act's effective date to July 1, 2025 (was, effective when the act becomes law). 

Intro. by Moffitt.UNCODIFIED, Buncombe

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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: 2021-05-11

PUBLIC BILLS

H 7: PROTECT CITY EMPLOYEES FROM RETALIATION.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 3
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 47: ELECTED OFFICIALS CONCEALED CARRY. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 96: ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO ADMIN. INJECTABLE DRUGS.

    House: Serial Referral To Insurance Stricken
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 120: RESTRICT LOCAL SALES TAX/SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION. (NEW)

    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

H 123: MISDEMEANORS/MANDATE FIRST APPEARANCES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 169: STATE HEALTH PLAN DATA TRANSPARENCY.-AB

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 175: RET. & TREASURY TECH. CORRECTIONS ACT OF 2021.-AB

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 178: ACCESS TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST INFORMATION.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 195: CRIMINAL FALSIFICATION OF MEDICAL RECORDS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 200: LIFETIME CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Judiciary 4, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Corrected Copy Committee Substitute Ordered
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 211: REOPEN BARS AND RESTAURANTS.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 213: KELSEY SMITH ACT.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 218: STREAMLINE PERMITS/REDEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 291: COMMERCIAL PROP. PLAN REV./DOI OVERSIGHT. (NEW)

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 324: ENSURING DIGNITY & NONDISCRIMINATION/SCHOOLS. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 326: ENOUGH/GAMING MACHINES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary 1

H 359: DRIVER ELIGIBILITY CERT. WAIVER & RESTORE. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 361: APA RULES REVIEW DEFINITIONS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 383: MEDICAID MODERNIZED HOSPITAL ASSESSMENTS.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 392: RET. SVC. PURCHASE/OMITTED MEMBERSHIP SERVICE.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 402: BEGIN MODERNIZING IGNITION INTERLOCK LAWS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed

H 415: UPDATE CHIROPRACTIC LAWS.

    House: Serial Referral To Insurance Stricken
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 435: SPECIAL REGISTRATION PLATES. (NEW)

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 461: STATE AUDITOR CLARIFYING AMENDMENTS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 476: JUDGES IN STANLY/MONTGOMERY COUNTIES. (NEW)

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 489: 2021 BUILDING CODE AND DEV. REG. REFORM.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 496: PROPERTY OWNERS' RIGHTS/TREE ORDINANCES.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 522: MODIFY SERVICE/RELEASE OF ALTERNATE JURORS.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 524: ORAL CHEMO TREATMENT ACCESS DURING PANDEMIC.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 544: REVISE ANIMAL FIGHTING LAWS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 561: LOCAL CONFINEMENT FACILITY INSPECTION APPEALS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 572: NO VACCINE MANDATE BY EO, RULE, OR AGENCY. (NEW)

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 581: DRIVERS LICENSE DESIGNATION/AUTISM.

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

H 584: VET. POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS/MITIGATING FACTOR.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 600: CLARIFY OCCANEECHI BAND OF SAPONI NATION.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 604: OPTIONAL COURTESY SAFETY CALL/CHILD CARE. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 608: DIGNITY FOR WOMEN WHO ARE INCARCERATED.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 615: JUVENILE COURT MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 621: INCREASE DROPOUT AGE/COMPLETION INDICATOR.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 626: FORENSIC MEDICAL EXAMINATION COSTS/REVISIONS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Serial Referral To Health Stricken
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 629: PHYSICIAN ASST/NURSE PRACTIT./STOP ACT CLAR.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 642: DOWN SYNDROME ORGAN TRANS. NONDISCRIM. ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 647: ENHANCED IN-SERVICE RETIREMENT FOR LEOS.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 648: EMER. CARE/ANIMALS/VET. PRACTICE.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 663: TOLL LANE PENALTY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Reconsidered 2nd Reading
    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Re-ref Com On Finance
    House: Serial Referral To Judiciary 2 Added

H 664: COUNTY SERVICE DISTRICTS/EARLY CHILDHOOD ED.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 671: CHANGE STATE MAMMAL TO BLACK BEAR.

    House: Serial Referral To State Government Stricken
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 676: NEW ARCHITECT RECRUITMENT ACT.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 683: PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL/JOHN'S LAW.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 685: ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION FEES/OFFICIAL FEES.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 694: FIRST RESPONDERS/HEALTH CARE POAS REQUIRED. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 695: MODIFY CHARITABLE SOLICITATION LICENSING LAWS.

    House: Serial Referral To Judiciary 1 Stricken

H 699: ELDER ABUSE &AMP NEGLECT/INCREASE PUNISHMENT.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 703: BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING PARITY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 704: LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FLEXIBILITY.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 712: PRESERVATION OF WORKFORCE HOUSING.

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

H 718: LICENSURE REQS. COSMETIC ART.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 729: CHARTER SCHOOLS OMNIBUS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 731: ADULT DAY CARE CONSISTENCY/FUNDING SOURCES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 733: EXTEND TERMS/NC RARE DISEASE ADVISORY COUNCIL.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 734: DEPT. OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES REVISIONS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 735: MINIMUM CONTRACTS/COASTAL DREDGING SERVICES.

    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 736: TIMELY UPDATES TO NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 738: RECODIFICATION OF CRIMINAL LAWS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 739: MODIFY PROPERTY TAX APPEAL PROCESS.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 740: DEFINED MERGING AREAS/ZIPPER MERGE.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 741: LINE OF DUTY DEATH BENEFITS FOR 911 OPERATORS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 743: REMOVE ID MARK/INCREASE PUNISHMENT.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 761: POLICE VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT PROTECTION ACT.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 768: LRC ABC LAW STUDY.

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

H 769: FOSTER PARENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 783: CREATE BLDG. CODE PERMIT TECH. CERT.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 794: ALLOW SCHOOLS IN ALL ZONING DISTRICTS.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 797: DEED STAMP TAX REFUND BY HEARING OFFICER. (NEW)

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 801: GAME NIGHTS/RESIDENTIAL CENTERS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 805: PREVENT RIOTING AND CIVIL DISORDER.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 806: STUDY WATER AND SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 812: CLARIFY REMOTE MEETINGS DURING EMERGENCIES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 814: NEIGHBORHOOD OCCUPANTLESS VEHICLE.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 820: CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 821: VARIOUS LAND-USE LAW CHANGES/CLARIFICATIONS. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Local Government
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Local Government - Land Use, Planning and Development, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Local Government
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Local Government - Land Use, Planning and Development, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 823: CHILD ADVOCACY CENTERS/SHARE INFORMATION.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 825: CHARTER SCHOOL ADVISORY BD. MEMBER CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 829: CHAPTER 160D TECHNICAL CORRECTION. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 831: CITIES/PROHIBITED SERVICE AGREEMENTS.

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

H 842: CLARIFY DEED RESTRICTIONS/SOLAR COLLECTORS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 844: UTILITIES/LANDLORD WATER RESELLER CHANGES.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 851: CLARIFY ANIMAL WELFARE STATUTES.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 853: PLAN REVIEW & CERT OF OCCUP. SCOPE CHANGES.

    House: Serial Referral To Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Stricken
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Appropriations, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Serial Referral To Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House Stricken
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Local Government - Land Use, Planning and Development, if favorable, Appropriations, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 854: LAND USE CLARIFICATIONS. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 878: SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF/ADMINISTRATION.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 880: NC SEMIQUINCENTENNIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION.

    House: Regular Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Received From House
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 885: MODERNIZE SEWER OVERFLOW NOTIFICATION.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 886: AUTH. LICENSE PLATE READERS IN STATE ROW.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Judiciary 3

H 890: ABC OMNIBUS LEGISLATION.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 900: SUPPORT LUMBEE RECOGNITION ACT.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 904: ALLOW SALE OF LOW ALCOHOL BEVERAGE COOLERS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 905: AMEND RULE 803/ALLOW UNSWORN DECLARATIONS.

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

H 906: REMOVE CAP ON NUMBER OF EMERGENCY JUDGES.

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

H 907: FUNDS FOR OAK HILL COMMUNITY PARK.

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

H 908: ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH COVERAGE FOR ALL.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 909: LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE PREVENTION STUDY. (NEW)

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

H 910: LAW ENFORCEMENT CONDUCT ACT.

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

H 911: REGULATORY REFORM 2.0.

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

H 912: IMPROVE CAPITAL PROCEDURES FOR CERTAIN CASES.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Judiciary 3, if favorable, Appropriations, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 913: POULTRY WASTE REPORTING.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 914: SUPPORT OUR DIRECT CARE WORKFORCE.

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

H 915: TURN HIGH-ACHIEVING STUDENTS INTO TEACHERS.

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

H 916: WASTEWATER ADVANCED TREATMENT UNITS.

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

H 917: IN-STATE TUITION/UNC/CC AUTHORITY STUDY.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 918: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COVID RELIEF.

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

H 919: MUDDY SNEAKERS.

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

H 920: CHARTER SCHOOL OMNIBUS.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 921: TIER I COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT.

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

H 922: CATAWBA RIVER TRAIL FUNDS.

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

H 923: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING PILOT.

    House: Passed 1st Reading
    House: Ref to the Com on Education - K-12, if favorable, Appropriations, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 924: ANDREW JACKSON SCHOOL SITE-DNCR.

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

H 925: FUND HIGH-RISK DAM REPAIRS.

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

H 926: TRANSYLVANIA WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDS.

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

H 927: FUNDS FOR WNC OUTDOOR ORGANIZATIONS.

    House: Filed

H 928: OPIOID OVERDOSE PREV. PILOT PROGRAM/FUNDS.

    House: Filed

H 929: NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT.

    House: Filed

H 930: BIRTH CERTIFICATE INFORMATION.

    House: Filed

H 931: FUNDS FOR MUSEUM OF WNC.

    House: Filed

H 932: BODY-WORN CAMERA RECORDINGS.

    House: Filed

H 933: ALARM SYSTEMS LICENSING ACT/REVISIONS.

    House: Filed

H 934: STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAM.

    House: Filed

H 935: HP FURNITURE MARKET PANDEMIC FUNDS.

    House: Filed

H 936: SUPPORT FOR NORTH CAROLINA TRAILS/GREENWAYS.

    House: Filed

H 937: AUTOMATIC POLICE BODY CAM ANALYSIS.

    House: Filed

H 938: REDUCE FOOD WASTE IN NORTH CAROLINA.

    House: Filed

H 939: FOOD WASTE REDUCTION ACT.

    House: Filed

H 940: IRC UPDATE.

    House: Filed

H 941: REV LAWS TECH, CLARIFYING, AND ADMIN CHANGES.

    House: Filed

H 942: GREEN SCHOOLS SAVE MONEY.

    House: Filed

H 943: FUNDS TO SUPPORT WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA IHES.

    House: Filed

H 944: FIREFIGHTER &AMP RSW SEP. ALLOWANCE &AMP TRUST FUND.

    House: Filed

H 945: ESPORTS INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

    House: Filed

H 946: SOUND BASIC EDUCATION FOR EVERY CHILD.

    House: Filed

H 947: THE G.R.E.A.T. BROADBAND EXPANSION ACT.

    House: Filed

H 948: ADD SEGREGATION SCORE TO SCHOOL REPORT CARDS.

    House: Filed

H 949: REHABILITATION TAX INCENTIVE.

    House: Filed

H 950: EXPAND BROADBAND-UNSERVED/UNDERSERVED AREAS.

    House: Filed

H 951: MODERNIZE ENERGY GENERATION. (NEW)

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 952: MENTAL HEALTH TRIAGE UNIT PILOT PROGRAM.

    House: Filed

H 953: FUNDS FOR SCH. MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT PERSONS.

    House: Filed

H 954: VIDEO LOTTERY ENTERTAINMENT. (NEW)

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 955: INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILIES RECOVERY ACT.

    House: Filed

H 956: OUTDOOR HERITAGE COUNCIL FUNDS.

    House: Filed

H 957: AUTHORIZE BROADBAND COOPERATIVES.

    House: Filed

H 958: HIRE NC WORKERS.

    House: Filed

H 959: BAN SINGLE-USE AND NON-RECYCLABLE PRODUCTS.

    House: Filed

H 960: CAREER PATH OPTIONS TRANSPARENCY ACT.

    House: Filed

H 961: OVERSIGHT OF LME/MCOS/NEW FTES WITHIN DHHS.

    House: Filed

H 962: DOJ BUDGET REQUEST &AMP CRIMINAL JUSTICE FELLOWS.

    House: Filed

H 963: DOJ BUDGET REQUEST &AMP SAECKS.

    House: Filed

H 964: FUNDS FOR NCCU PROGRAMS.

    House: Filed

H 965: SBIR/STTR INCENTIVE MODIFICATIONS.

    House: Filed

H 966: HBCU/HMSI FUNDS/ADV. BD./TEACHING FELLOWS.

    House: Filed

H 967: UNC/CC/HUNGER FREE CAMPUS INITIATIVE.

    House: Filed

H 968: DRIVE RECOMMENDATIONS/TEACHER DIVERSITY.

    House: Filed

H 969: SMALL BUSINESS TRUTH IN FINANCING.

    House: Filed

S 35: MAX 4-YR AGE DIFF TO MARRY UNDER 18 YRS. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 103: REDUCE REG. TO HELP CHILDREN WITH AUTISM.

    Senate: Ratified

S 219: SURVEYOR LICENSURE/EDUCATION REQS.

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

S 241: MODIFIED UTILITY VEHICLE DEF/USE OF FUNDS. (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 265: BOND INFORMATION TRANSPARENCY. (NEW)

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

S 299: NCDOI NAIC ACCREDITATION.-AB

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 300: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.

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

S 311: NO WAITING PERIOD UNDER LGERS/VFDF GRANTS. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 314: LOCAL GOV COMMISSION ASSISTANCE TOOLKIT. (NEW)

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

S 316: GEN. CONTRACTORS/PLUMBING/ELECTR. EXEMPT.

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

S 336: CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION REQUIREMENT CHANGES.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 342: CLARIFY MOTOR VEHICLE FRANCHISE LAWS.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 343: REVISE VEHICLE SALE LAWS.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 355: GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2021.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Cal
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Judiciary

S 367: UNC SELF-LIQUIDATING CAPITAL PROJECTS. (NEW)

    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 374: AUTH. USE OF BLUE LIGHTS ON FIRE APPARATUS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 375: CADC SUPERVISION REQS.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 379: ISSUANCE OF UNREGISTERABLE CERT. OF TITLE.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 405: BORN-ALIVE ABORTION SURVIVORS PROTECTION ACT.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 408: STOP ADDICTION FRAUD EMERGENCY ACT OF 2021. (NEW)

    Senate: Regular Message Sent To House
    House: Regular Message Received From Senate

S 429: COMM. RECEIVERSHIP AND REAL PROPERTY AMENDS.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 448: AMENDMENTS TO SCHEDULE VI OF THE CSA.

    Senate: Regular Message Sent To House
    House: Regular Message Received From Senate

S 450: VARIOUS EDUCATION CHANGES. (NEW)

    Senate: Regular Message Sent To House
    House: Regular Message Received From Senate
    Senate: Regular Message Sent To House
    House: Regular Message Received From Senate

S 453: MODERNIZE ABC CONTROLS. (NEW)

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

S 458: REINSTATE MTN ISLAND LAKE MARINE COMMISSION.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 490: LICENSE TO WORK.

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

S 496: DOI OMNIBUS BILL.-AB

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 507: MODIFY BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 543: ESTABLISH KEY INDICATORS/INTERNAL AUDITS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 554: ENCOUR. AFFORDBLE HOUSING/SHIPPING CONTAINERS.

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

S 575: PHARMACISTS IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 580: TITLE V PERMIT FEES/EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

S 582: HIGH SCHOOL ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS/CC PREP.

    Senate: Regular Message Sent To House
    House: Regular Message Received From Senate

S 593: SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS HEARINGS.

    Senate: Amend Tabled A1
    Senate: Amend Adopted A2
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Engrossed

S 594: MEDICAID ADMIN. CHANGES & TECH. CORRECTIONS.-AB

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading
    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 605: NORTH CAROLINA FARM ACT OF 2021.

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

S 628: NATIVE PLANTS RIGHT TO WORK ACT.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 636: DONOR PRIVACY.

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

S 650: CLARIFY AUTO DEALER LAWS GOVERN RV SALES.

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

S 668: ANTI-PENSION SPIKING AMDS & LITIG. MORATORIUM.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 693: EXPEDITE CHILD SAFETY AND PERMANENCY.

    Senate: Passed 2nd Reading
    Senate: Passed 3rd Reading

S 695: STATEWIDE MEDICAL ACTION PLAN FOR SCHOOLS.

    Senate: Regular Message Sent To House
    House: Regular Message Received From Senate

Actions on Bills: 2021-05-11

LOCAL BILLS

H 185: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/CERTAIN COUNTIES. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 199: MOORESVILLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTH. CHANGE.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 204: HERTFORD COUNTY OCCUPANCY TAX.

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

H 206: LOUISBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading

H 226: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEX/MECKLENBURG COUNTY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Placed On Cal For 05/12/2021

H 248: SPRING LAKE CHARTER AMENDMENT.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 276: ADJUST HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS CONF./ONSLOW.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 322: LIMIT ABC LICENSE REQUIREMENTS.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 350: WARREN COUNTY OCCUPANCY TAX.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 365: ASHEVILLE AIRPORT/PITT CONTRACTED AMBULANCES. (NEW)

    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 375: FRANKLINVILLE/LIBERTY/RAMSEUR/ANNEXATIONS.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 378: DURHAM/REDUCE SPEED LIMITS.

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

H 397: YANCEY COUNTY OCCUPANCY TAX INCREASE.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 412: MAGGIE VALLEY/CANTON OCCUPANCY TAX. (NEW)

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 443: INDIAN TRAIL/STALLINGS OCCUPANCY TAX AUTH.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 445: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/CHATHAM COUNTY.

    House: Reptd Fav
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
    House: Added to Calendar
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

S 74: TOWN OF CHAPEL HILL CHARTER/INVESTMENTS.

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

S 171: BELVILLE/WINGATE SAT. ANNEX./OTHER DEANNEX. (NEW)

    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Enrolled

S 221: LOCAL GOVT. BD OF ADJUST. VIRTUAL MTGS. (NEW)

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 294: FAYETTEVILLE PWC/SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE.

    Senate: Regular Message Sent To House
    House: Regular Message Received From Senate

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