The Daily Bulletin: 2021-05-27

The Daily Bulletin: 2021-05-27

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 334 (2021) JOBS GRANTS AND TAX RELIEF. (NEW) Filed Mar 17 2021, AN ACT TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO NORTH CAROLINA BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, TO PROVIDE TAX RELIEF TO BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS, TO UPDATE THE REFERENCE TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, AND TO MAKE VARIOUS OTHER CHANGES.

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

Part V.

Transfers $1 billion from the General Fund to the Savings Reserve for 2021-22 and $388,365,453 to the Savings Reserve for 2022-23, in addition to the amount required under specified State law. Specifies that the transfer is not an appropriation made by law, as provided in the NC Constitution. Effective July 1, 2021.

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

Intro. by Pickett, Saine.GS 105, GS 119
H 395 (2021) HIE DEADLINE EXTENSION & PATIENT PROTECTION. (NEW) Filed Mar 24 2021, AN ACT EXEMPTING AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO SUBMIT DEMOGRAPHIC AND CLINICAL DATA, EXTENDING FOR CERTAIN PROVIDERS AND ENTITIES THE DEADLINES FOR MANDATORY PARTICIPATION IN THE STATEWIDE HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE NETWORK KNOWN AS NC HEALTHCONNEX, AND INSTITUTING REFORMS TO PROTECT PATIENTS.

AN ACT EXEMPTING AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO SUBMIT DEMOGRAPHIC AND CLINICAL DATA, EXTENDING FOR CERTAIN PROVIDERS AND ENTITIES THE DEADLINES FOR MANDATORY PARTICIPATION IN THE STATEWIDE HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE NETWORK KNOWN AS NC HEALTHCONNEX, AND INSTITUTING REFORMS TO PROTECT PATIENTS. SL 2021-26. Enacted May 27, 2021. Effective May 27, 2021.

Intro. by Sasser, Potts, K. Baker, Wray.GS 90

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PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 722 (2021) REVISE LOCAL GOVERNMENT REDISTRICTING/CENSUS. (NEW) Filed May 18 2021, AN ACT TO REQUIRE THAT ELECTIONS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH ONE OR MORE OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION IN 2021 WHERE THE CANDIDATE FOR THAT OFFICE IS ELECTED BY DISTRICT SHALL BE DELAYED UNTIL 2022; TO REQUIRE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH DELAYED 2021 ELECTIONS TO REVIEW AND REVISE THOSE ELECTORAL DISTRICTS FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF THE 2020 U.S. CENSUS DATA; TO PROVIDE THAT REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF RALEIGH SHALL BE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS; AND TO ALLOW RESOLUTIONS REDISTRICTING COUNTY ELECTORAL DISTRICTS TO BECOME EFFECTIVE UPON ADOPTION FOR THE 2022 ELECTIONS.

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

Delays regular 2021 elections in any municipality where there is an election of municipal officers scheduled for 2021 and where less than the entire jurisdiction is eligible to vote for candidates for one or more offices on the 2021 ballot until 2022. Extends the terms of mayors and council members serving on the date the act becomes law in municipalities with delayed elections until a successor is chosen, qualified and sworn into office in 2022. 

Requires each municipality with elections delayed to review and revise its electoral districts upon the release of the 2020 Census data by the US Census Bureau by November 17, 2021, and provide the revised electoral districts to the appropriate county board(s) of election by November 19, 2021. Exempts the municipalities from the provisions of GS 160A-23.1 (Special rules for redistricting after a federal decennial census) and any resolution adopted thereunder. Allows for opportunities for public input prior to the release of the 2020 Census data, but requires municipalities to provide an opportunity for public input after the release of the Census data as well as at least one public hearing prior to adopting revised districts. 

Provides for the filing period for delayed elections to be noon December 6, 2021, until noon December 17, 2021, with form of notice of candidacy compliant with State law. Requires a municipality that determines to it is unable to review and revise its electoral districts pursuant to State and federal law prior to November 17, 2021, to notify the appropriate board(s) of elections, with the board(s) thereby authorized to delay the filing period for such offices to open at noon on January 3, 2022, and close at noon on January 7, 2022. Provides for right of withdrawal of candidacy. Establishes election dates for delayed elections, beginning with primaries and elections on March 8, 2022, with election dates based on the method of election. Provides for certified winners to hold office until the expiration of the term under the municipal charters as if the election had been held in 2021. 

Amends GS 163-111, eliminating the prohibition against registering voters between the dates of first and second primaries. Now allows for persons to register to vote after the day of the first primary, entitling the voter to vote in the second primary (previously, limited to persons whose qualifications to register and vote mature after the day of the first primary and before the day of the second primary), subject to GS 163-82.6, which provides for voter registration requirements and limitations, and GS 163-82.6A, which permits address and name changes to a voter's registration at one-stop sites. Adds a new prohibition barring persons from changing party affiliation or unaffiliated status between the date of a primary and second primary.

Similarly amends GS 163-82.6(f), which provides for instances in which a person can register and vote on primary or election day if the person becomes qualified between the 25th day before a primary or election.  Eliminates the prohibition against registering on the day of a second primary unless the person becomes qualified between the date of the first primary and the date of the succeeding second primary. 

Amends GS 163-302, which sets parameters for absentee voting, to no longer cross-reference statutorily set filing deadlines and instead generally reference the filing deadlines for county boards to secure official ballots with respect to the required availability of absentee ballots for municipal elections, special district elections, and other elections for an area less than an entire county other than NCGA elections.

Provides for the statutory changes set forth in the act to become effective March 9, 2022, and expire on June 1, 2022.

Makes changes to the act's long title.

Intro. by Daniel, Newton, Hise.GS 163

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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: 2021-05-27

PUBLIC BILLS

H 11: REGULATE ALCOHOL CONSUMABLES.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Commerce and Insurance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 20: 1998 CLEAN WATER BOND ADD'L CONNECTIONS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Agriculture, Energy, and Environment. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 84: SEX OFFENDER PREMISES RESTRICTIONS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 110: LANDLORD SUBMISSION OF HOPE APPLICATION. (NEW)

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Commerce and Insurance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Commerce and Insurance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 139: SOIL SCIENTIST/ON-SITE WASTEWATER CERT. BD.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Agriculture, Energy, and Environment. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 203: EXTEND DEADLINE FOR POLICE TELECOMMUNICATORS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 218: STREAMLINE PERMITS/REDEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Agriculture, Energy, and Environment. If fav, re-ref to Commerce and Insurance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 224: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INTERSTATE COMPACT.

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

H 238: PROHIBIT POSSESSION OF SKIMMING DEVICE.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 297: DMV DEPLOYED ARMED FORCES EXEMPTIONS. (NEW)

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Transportation. If fav, re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 334: JOBS GRANTS AND TAX RELIEF. (NEW)

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

H 344: SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FEES UPDATE.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Agriculture, Energy, and Environment. If fav, re-ref to Finance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 383: MEDICAID MODERNIZED HOSPITAL ASSESSMENTS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Finance

H 395: HIE DEADLINE EXTENSION & PATIENT PROTECTION. (NEW)

    House: Ratified
    House: Pres. To Gov. 5/27/2021
    House: Signed by Gov. 5/27/2021
    House: Ch. SL 2021-26

H 453: HUMAN LIFE NONDISCRIMINATION ACT/NO EUGENICS. (NEW)

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Health Care. If fav, re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

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

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Health Care. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

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

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 743: REMOVE ID MARK/INCREASE PUNISHMENT.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 812: CLARIFY REMOTE MEETINGS DURING EMERGENCIES.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

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

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

H 970: CONFIRM LARRY HALL, BOARD OF REVIEW.

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

S 241: MODIFIED UTILITY VEHICLE DEF/USE OF FUNDS. (NEW)

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

S 255: 2021 AOC LEGISLATIVE CHANGES.-AB

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref to the Com on Judiciary 1, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

S 722: REVISE LOCAL GOVERNMENT REDISTRICTING/CENSUS. (NEW)

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

Actions on Bills: 2021-05-27

LOCAL BILLS

H 23: UTV REGULATION/CERTAIN TOWNS. (NEW)

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to State and Local Government. If fav, re-ref to Transportation. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 85: CLEVELAND CTY BD OF ED VACANCIES. (NEW)

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Redistricting and Elections. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

H 282: MOUNT AIRY/EVEN-YEAR ELECTIONS.

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Placed On Cal For 06/01/2021

H 386: SUNNY POINT RAILROAD FIREARM DISCHARGE BAN. (NEW)

    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to State and Local Government. If fav, re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

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