The Daily Bulletin: 2021-06-03

The Daily Bulletin: 2021-06-03

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 71 (2021) LIVING DONOR PROTECTION ACT. Filed Feb 11 2021, AN ACT TO PROTECT LIVING DONORS FROM POTENTIAL INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION, TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR UNREIMBURSED MEDICAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM CERTAIN ORGAN AND MARROW DONATIONS, AND TO PROVIDE UP TO THIRTY DAYS' PAID LEAVE TO STATE EMPLOYEES AND OTHER STATE-SUPPORTED PERSONNEL WHO SERVE AS LIVING ORGAN DONORS AND UP TO SEVEN DAYS' PAID LEAVE FOR BONE MARROW DONORS.

House committee substitute amends the 2nd edition as follows. 

Part I.

Makes a technical correction to proposed GS 58-3-25, which prohibits an insurer from refusing to insure, limiting coverage to, or discriminating against an individual based solely and without any additional actuarial risks on the status of an individual as a living organ donor.

Part II.

Amends proposed GS 105-153.11, which establishes a tax credit for live organ donation. Makes clarifying changes to the definition of live organ donation expenses, as well as specifying that expenses are "directly related" if incurred due to a live organ donation procedure or due to evaluation, recovery, follow-up visits, or rehospitalization associated with a live organ donation procedure. Also refers to "transportation" expenses rather than "travel" expenses. No longer explicitly references expenses paid by the taxpayer directly related to the live organ donation by another individual the taxpayer is allowed to claim as a dependent. Instead, expands the provisions providing for credit eligibility to also include a taxpayer who claims as a dependent a person who makes a live organ donation, with the amount of credit equal to the credit allowed if the taxpayer makes a live organ donation. Eliminates the requirement for the taxpayer to add back to taxable income any amount deducted under section 213 of the Internal Revenue Code for medical expenses incurred as a result of the live organ donation.

Amends GS 105-153.5(a)(2)c., to bar a taxpayer from taking a medical expense deduction under the subsubdivision for live organ donation expenses for which a credit was taken under new GS 105-153.11. Effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021. 

Intro. by Shepard, Hurley, Morey.GS 58, GS 105, GS 126, GS 131E
H 181 (2021) WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMM'N. AMENDMENTS.-AB Filed Feb 25 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE STATUTES GOVERNING THE WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION.

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

Eliminates proposed GS 143-254.7, authorizing the Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) to negotiate fees for all design contracts and supervise the letting of all construction and design contracts, and develop procedures governing the architecture and engineering duties of the Department of Administration and the Director or Office of State Construction with respect to property developments at WRC boating access areas, public fishing areas, and game lands which require the estimated expenditure from sources other than tax revenues of $750,000 or less. 

Eliminates the proposed changes to GS 143-341, exempting WRC vehicles used primarily for law enforcement purposes from those required to be included on the Department of Administration's schedule for all State agencies to transfer ownership, custody or control of all passenger motor vehicles of that agency to the Department. 

Amends GS 113-273(g), changing the fee structure of controlled hunting preserve operator licenses. Now sets the fee for a controlled hunting preserve operator license for rabbits at $25 and for domestically raised birds, foxes, and coyotes at $100 (was a flat fee of $100). 

Makes conforming organizational changes, renumbering the act's sections.

Intro. by Adams, Yarborough, Wray.GS 113, GS 143, GS 143C
H 654 (2021) STATEWIDE CONTRACTS/NONPROFITS FOR THE BLIND. Filed Apr 22 2021, AN ACT PROVIDING THAT ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND AGENCIES SHALL PURCHASE GOODS AND SERVICES FROM NONPROFIT WORK CENTERS FOR THE BLIND AND SEVERELY DISABLED WHERE SOURCES OF SUPPLY HAVE BEEN APPROVED, ESTABLISHED BY CONTRACT, AND CERTIFIED BY THE SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION.

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

Revises proposed subsection (b) of GS 14-33, which requires State agencies and political subdivisions to purchase from nonprofit work centers for the blind and severely disabled the Secretary of Administration has contracted with for goods and services if certain criteria are met, by removing political subdivisions of the State from the new subsection's requirements. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

Makes a technical correction to the proposed changes to GS 143-48.2 (Procurement Program for Nonprofit Work Centers for the Blind and Severely Disabled).

Intro. by Hardister, Reives, Lambeth, Bradford.APPROP, GS 143

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PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 43 (2021) PROTECT RELIGIOUS MEETING PLACES. Filed Feb 2 2021, AN ACT TO ENACT THE RELIGIOUS ASSEMBLY SECURITY AND PROTECTION ACT OF 2021 AND TO AUTHORIZE CONCEALED CARRY FOR CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITY EMPLOYEES.

House amendment #1 amends the 3rd edition of the bill by making a technical change to the effective dates. Sections 1 through 4 are effective December 1, 2021, and section 5 is effective July 1, 2021.

Intro. by Britt, Daniel, Johnson.GS 14
S 116 (2021) PUTTING NORTH CAROLINA BACK TO WORK ACT. (NEW) Filed Feb 18 2021, AN ACT TO WITHDRAW FROM THE FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENTOMPENSATION (FPUC) AND THE MIXED EARNERS UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (MEUC) AGREEMENT, TO APPROPRIATE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT UNDER THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT, TO REQUIRE INDIVIDUALS TO RESPOND TO EMPLOYER REQUESTS, AND TO MAKE ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LAWS.

House amendment #1 amends the 3rd edition of the bill by doing the following: (1) adding a new section appropriating $250 million in non-recurring funds to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Childhood Education, from Federal Child Care and Development block grant funds received under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, P.L. 117-2, for subsidized child care for eligible children; (2) changing the long title to reflect the additional appropriation; and (3) making a change to section labels to conform with the additional section.

Intro. by Johnson, Sawyer, Britt.APPROP, GS 105
S 719 (2021) CONFIRM DIONNE DELLI-GATTI/SEC. OF DEQ. Filed Apr 22 2021, A SENATE RESOLUTION TO NOT CONFIRM DIONNE DELLI-GATTI AS SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.

Senate amendment revises the 1st edition to provide that the Senate specifically disapproves of and does not consent to the appointment of Dionne Delli-Gatti as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, having given due consideration to the matter. Explicitly states the Senate's determination not to confirm Delli-Gatti. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

Intro. by Rabon.SENATE RES
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 amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.

Section 1

The previous edition requires each municipality with elections delayed pursuant to the act 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, with municipalities unable to revise their districts to notify the appropriate county board of elections. Now requires each municipality with a delayed election to notify the appropriate county board(s) by November 12, 2021, of whether the municipality will be able to provide electoral districts revised pursuant to State and federal law by November 17, 2021. Requires those notifying the board(s) of the inability to do so to provide electoral districts revised pursuant to State and federal law by December 17, 2021. Requires the board(s) to set the filing period to be used for the municipality's delayed elections, as previously identified, with the filing period for delayed elections to be (1) noon December 6, 2021, until noon December 17, 2021, for municipalities providing the electoral districts revised in accordance with State and federal law to the appropriate county board(s) by November 17, 2021, or (2) noon on January 3, 2022, and close at noon on January 7, 2022, for municipalities providing the electoral districts revised in accordance with State and federal law to the appropriate county board(s) by December 17, 2021. Makes organizational, technical and conforming changes. 

Intro. by Daniel, Newton, Hise.GS 163
S 723 (2021) CONFIRM PAMELA CASHWELL, SECRETARY OF DOA. Filed May 25 2021, A SENATE RESOLUTION CONFIRMING PAMELA B. CASHWELL AS SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION.

Senate amendment amends the 1st edition of the bill as follows.

Deletes the whereas clauses. Instead of requiring the Senate to consider whether to confirm Pamela B. Cashwell as Secretary of the Department of Administration, provides that the Senate has made such consideration and now confirms Pamela B. Cashwell as Secretary of the Department of Administration. Makes conforming changes to the long title.

Intro. by Rabon.SENATE RES

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LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 85 (2021) CLEVELAND CTY BD OF ED VACANCIES. (NEW) Filed Feb 16 2021, AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT THE CLEVELAND COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL FILL A VACANCY ON THE BOARD BY APPOINTING THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE RELEVANT POLITICAL PARTY.

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

Revises the proposed changes to Section 3.1 of SL 2017-78, as amended, requiring that the Cleveland County Board of Education (Board) consult, when there is a vacancy, with the county executive committee of the political party of the vacating member. More specifically requires the Board, in the event of a vacancy occurring where a vacating member was elected as the nominee of a political party or appointed to replace such a nominee, to consult with the county executive committee of that political party in filling the vacancy, pursuant to the procedure previously prescribed by the act. 

Intro. by Hastings, Saine.Cleveland

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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: 2021-06-03

PUBLIC BILLS

H 64: GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2021. (NEW)

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

H 71: LIVING DONOR PROTECTION ACT.

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 2
    House: Re-ref Com On Insurance

H 84: SEX OFFENDER PREMISES RESTRICTIONS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 128: AN ACT TO REEMPLOY NC'S WORKFORCE. (NEW)

    House: Regular Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub
    House: Cal Pursuant 36(b)

H 181: WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMM'N. AMENDMENTS.-AB

    House: Reptd Fav Com Sub 3
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 203: EXTEND DEADLINE FOR POLICE TELECOMMUNICATORS.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 224: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INTERSTATE COMPACT.

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

H 654: STATEWIDE CONTRACTS/NONPROFITS FOR THE BLIND.

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

H 743: REMOVE ID MARK/INCREASE PUNISHMENT.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

H 812: CLARIFY REMOTE MEETINGS DURING EMERGENCIES.

    Senate: Reptd Fav

S 43: PROTECT RELIGIOUS MEETING PLACES.

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received For Concurrence in H Com Sub
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 116: PUTTING NORTH CAROLINA BACK TO WORK ACT. (NEW)

    House: Amend Adopted A1
    House: Passed 2nd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Ordered Engrossed
    House: Special Message Sent To Senate
    Senate: Special Message Received For Concurrence in H Com Sub
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 135: IMPROVE ANATOMICAL GIFT DONATION PROCESS.

    Senate: Ratified

S 248: ADDITIONAL INFO ON HEALTH INS. CARDS. (NEW)

    Senate: Ratified

S 255: 2021 AOC LEGISLATIVE CHANGES.-AB

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

S 257: MEDICATION COST TRANSPARENCY ACT.

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

S 448: AMENDMENTS TO SCHEDULE VI OF THE CSA.

    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)

S 586: STUDY LIPEDEMA.

    Senate: Ratified

S 718: CONFIRM ADRIAN PHILLIPS/INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION.

    Senate: Ratified
    Senate: Ch. Res 2021-6

S 719: CONFIRM DIONNE DELLI-GATTI/SEC. OF DEQ.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Adopted

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

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

S 723: CONFIRM PAMELA CASHWELL, SECRETARY OF DOA.

    Senate: Amend Adopted A1
    Senate: Adopted

Actions on Bills: 2021-06-03

LOCAL BILLS

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

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

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