Appropriates $25 million from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for 2022-23 for renovations and repairs at the following schools, allocated in amounts specified: Goldsboro High School; Dillard Middle School; and Brogden Middle School. Allows for DPI to reallocate unexpended funds within the purposes of the act. Specifies that the funds do not revert to the General Fund.
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|Intro. by R. Smith, Bell.||APPROP|
Appropriates $50 million in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund for 2022-23 to the City of Wilson as title indicates.
Appropriates $50 million in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund for 2022-23 to the City of Goldsboro as title indicates.
Appropriates $50 million in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund for 2022-23 to the Town of Mt. Olive as title indicates.
States that appropriated funds do not revert.
Appropriates $250,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, for 2022-23 for a directed grant to Southeastern Carolina Crossroads Inc. as title indicates. Effective July 1, 2022.
|Intro. by Brisson.||APPROP|
Amends GS 20-135.2B, making it an infraction punishable by a penalty of up to $25, to transport a dog in the open bed or open cargo area of a vehicle, unless the dog is under the physical control of a person other than the vehicle operator, the dog is humanely secured in a cage or container, or the dog is humanely restrained by a harness. Specifies that the penalty does not increase based on the number of dogs (or minors, as also prohibited by the statute) involved in a violation. Applies to infractions committed on or after December 1, 2022.
Appropriates $10,000 from the Highway Fund to the Department of Transportation (DOT) for 2022-23 to study the safe transportation of dogs. Requires DOT to report to the specified NCGA committee and division by January 31, 2023.
Includes whereas clauses. Appropriates $300,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management for 2022-23 to provide a directed grant to Henderson Institute Graduates and Former Students Association Inc. as title indicates. Effective July 1, 2022.
|Intro. by Garrison.||APPROP|
Includes whereas clauses. Appropriates $300,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management for 2022-23 to provide a directed grant to National Mary Potter Club Inc. as title indicates. Effective July 1, 2022.
Effective October 1, 2022, amends the following components of modernized hospital assessments imposed pursuant to Part 2 of Article 7A, GS Chapter 108A, as follows.
Current GS 108A-146.12 sets the postpartum coverage component of the modernized hospital assessment at $12.5 million per quarter for 2021-22, with the component set to increase in each subsequent State fiscal year thereafter to over the prior year's quarterly amount by the Medicare Economic Index. Instead, sets the quarterly postpartum coverage component at $11,004,424 for 2022-23, with the component set to increase for subsequent State fiscal years after 2022-23, rather than 2021-22, as previously described.
Similarly amends GS 108A-146.13, which sets the intergovernmental transfer adjustment component of the modernized hospital assessment, to revise its historical subcomponent and postpartum subcomponent. Now sets the quarterly historical subcomponent at $41,193,181, with increases in each subsequent State fiscal year thereafter by the market basket percentage (was, set to increase over the $41,227,321 quarterly amount set for 2021-22 by the market basket percentage for each subsequent State fiscal year after 2021-22). Sets the quarterly postpartum subcomponent, applicable only from April 1, 2022, through March 31, 2027, at $2,606,384 for 2022-23, with increases in each subsequent State fiscal year thereafter by the Medicare Economic Index (was set to increase over the $2,962,500 quarterly amount set for 2021-22 by the market basket percentage for each subsequent State fiscal year after 2021-22). Further amends the statute to make a clarification regarding the required reduction of the intergovernmental transfer adjustment component for private acute care hospitals that have closed or changed to a private acute care hospital.
Notwithstanding the above statutory changes, for the quarter beginning October 1, 2022, sets the postpartum coverage component at $3,349,731, and the postpartum subcomponent of the intergovernmental transfer adjustment component at $789,559.
|Intro. by Lambeth, Potts, K. Baker, White.||GS 108A|
Amends GS 150B-33, which authorizes an administrative law judge (ALJ) to void an administrative rule as applied in a particular case upon determining that the rule is not within the agency’s statutory authority, is not clear and unambiguous, or is not reasonably necessary to enable the agency to fulfill a duty delegated to it by the NCGA. Eliminates the language limiting the ALJ’s decision to void a rule’s application to a particular case only, thereby authorizing an ALJ to void agency rules entirely if the ALJ makes one of the three determinations described. Applies to decisions issued on or after the date the act becomes law.
|Intro. by Stevens.||GS 150B|
Amends GS 7A-760 to authorize the Chief Administrative Law Judge to establish subordinate positions within the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), make appointments, remove appointees, and set salaries of such positions within the bounds of legislative appropriations and state law. Eliminates the existing charge requiring the NCGA to establish the number of OAH employees.
|Intro. by Stevens.||GS 7A|
Appropriates $890,000 from the General Fund to Swain County for 2022-23 to be allocated for the following projects in amounts specified: the Alarka Community Center remodel, Alarka Volunteer Fire Department's purchase of a brush truck and replacement of specified equipment, the Sylva/Dillsboro Pedestrian Bridge build, and Swain County Genealogical Society's purchase of specified equipment.
Appropriates $3 million from the General Fund to the NC Community Colleges System for 2022-23 to be allocated to Southwestern Community College to be used in amounts specified for described projects at the Almond campus and Sylva main campus.
Effective July 1, 2022.
Enacts Article 7, in GS Chapter 122C, to explicitly prohibit the State or any local government from asserting any Released Claims, as that term is defined in the final consent judgements of two specified Wake County Superior Court cases (noted in the Article as the Opioid Consent Judgements), against Released Entities, as that term is defined in the Opioid Consent Judgements, including identified pharmaceutical corporations. Includes other defined terms. States legislative findings and intent. Preserves all remedies the State or any local government may have under the Opioid Consent Judgments.
Makes the new prohibition, codified as GS 122C-470.8, applicable to all Released Claims, whether originally asserted before or after the date the act becomes law.
|Intro. by Sasser.||GS 122C|
Appropriates $2.5 million in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund for 2022-23 to the Office of State Budget and Management to provide a directed grant to Stanly Adult Care Center Inc. to establish adult day health services in the county. Effective July 1, 2022.
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Appropriates $8 million in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund for 2022-23 to the Office of State Budget and Management to provide a directed grant to the Town of Elm City as title indicates. Effective July 1, 2022.
Appropriates $812,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2022-23 from the General Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management to provide a directed grant to the Town of Stantonsburg as title indicates. Effective July 1, 2022.
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Includes whereas clauses. Amends Section 1 of SL 1989-292 to require that members of Granville County Board of Education serve four-year terms instead of six-year terms. Applies beginning with the 2024 elections. Makes conforming changes to the timing of the elections for the staggered terms.
|Intro. by Garrison.||UNCODIFIED, Granville|
Amends GS 143-131.1 as the title indicates.
Amends GS 115C-84.2(d) as title indicates. Requires Stanly County Schools to open no later than the Monday closest to August 15 (currently, prohibited from opening earlier than the Monday closest to August 26), excluding year-round schools. Deletes the provisions of subsection (d) concerning waiver of the opening date requirements upon a showing of good cause. Applies beginning with the 2022-23 school year.
|Intro. by Sasser.||Stanly|
Removes the described property from the corporate limits of the City of Greensboro. Provides a savings clause for the validity of any liens of the City for outstanding ad valorem taxes or special assessments. Effective June 30, 2022. Deems property in the described territory as of January 1, 2022, no longer subject to municipal taxes for taxable years beginning on or after July 1, 2022.
|Intro. by Hardister.||Guilford|
Amends the Charter of the Town of Canton, SL 1907-90, as amended, to specify that the Town's officers are to be elected according to the partisan election method set out in GS 163-291. Makes technical changes.
Adds an identical provision to the Charter of the Town of Clyde, SL 1889-189, as amended, to provide that the Town's officers are to be elected on a partisan basis pursuant to GS 163-291. Updates a statutory cross reference.
Amends the Charter of the Town of Maggie Valley, SL 1973-1337, and the Charter of the Town of Waynesville, SL 1995-126, to change the election of each Town's officers from nonpartisan to partisan. Updates the statutory cross reference. Makes technical changes to SL 1995-126.
Repeals local acts relating to nonpartisan municipal elections for the above municipalities. Provides that the act has no effect on the filling of a vacancy in a municipal election that occurs for a seat elected prior to January 1, 2023. Directs any local act requiring a municipal election to be conducted in an odd-numbered year to be held as a partisan election beginning in 2023. Effective for primaries and elections held on or after January 1, 2023.
Effective December 1, 2023, and applicable to elections held beginning in 2024, enacts a new section to SL 1963-126, as amended, directing that the Haywood County Board of Education (Board) be elected on a partisan basis by the voters of the county at large, with members required to reside in and represent districts as established by that act. Provides for vacancies to be filled by the remaining Board members, and details the appointment and term of such appointees. Provides for Board members to take their oath on the first Monday in December following the year in which the general election is held for county officers. Details filing requirements for candidates.
Effective December 1, 2024, makes conforming changes to GS 115C-37.1 to include Haywood County in the scope of the statute, which provides the procedure for filling vacancies in offices of county boards elected on a partisan basis in certain counties.
Specifies that the terms of Board members elected in 2020 or 2022, or any member appointed by the remaining members to fill a vacancy of a member elected in 2020 or 2022, are not affected by the act.
Repeals specified sections of SL 1963-126, as amended, relating to the nonpartisan election of the Board.
|Intro. by Pless, Clampitt.||UNCODIFIED, Haywood|
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Amends Sections 1 and 3 of SL 2009-169, which set parameters for the use of occupancy tax proceeds remitted by the Cities of Hickory and Conover to each city's respective tourism development authority (TDA). Extends the date through which each TDA is authorized to use two-thirds of the funds remitted for the purpose of improving, leasing, constructing, financing, operating or acquiring facilities and properties needed to provide for a convention center facility, from December 31, 2029, to December 31, 2039. Makes conforming changes.
Removes two parcels, as described, from the corporate limits of the City of Asheville. Provides a savings clause for the validity of any liens of the City for outstanding ad valorem taxes or special assessments. Effective June 30, 2022. Deems property in the described territory as of January 1, 2022, no longer subject to municipal taxes for taxable years beginning on or after July 1, 2022.
|Intro. by Edwards.||Buncombe|
Amends GS 160A-340.2 as title indicates.
|Intro. by Fitch.||Wilson|
Revises and consolidates the Charter of the Town of Nashville to now provide the following.
Provides for the Town of Nashville (Town)'s incorporation, grants the Town municipal corporate powers conferred by general law, and provides parameters for the Town's corporate limits.
Establishes the four-member Town Council (Council) and the Mayor as the Town's governing body, each elected to serve four-year terms. Includes member residency requirements. Sets forth the duties of the Mayor. Requires the Council to elect a Mayor Pro Tempore from among its members and details the procedure for conferring mayoral powers and duties upon the Mayor Pro Tempore in either the Mayor's absence or disability. Provides for Council meetings, quorum, voting, compensation, and vacancies.
Provides for nonpartisan municipal elections in odd-numbered years. Regarding Council elections, requires all members be elected at large on a staggered schedule. Authorizes special elections and referenda to be held as provided by statutory law and general law.
Establishes the Town's operation under the council-manager form of government in accordance with Part 2 of Article 7 of GS Chapter 160A. Deems the Town Manager the chief Town administrator, with eight specified powers and duties. Provides for acting and interim town managers. Requires the Council to appoint a Town Attorney. Directs the Town Manager to appoint a Clerk, Finance Officer, Tax Collector, and Chief of Police, as described. Authorizes the Council to provide for the appointment of fire protection personnel, and requires the Town Manager to appoint the Chief of the Fire Department. Grants the Council control over the organization of the Town's government.
Details requirements of the Town relating to the award of contracts, receipts and accounting, and annual audits according to state and local laws.
Specifies the legislative purpose and intent of the act to revise and consolidate the Town Charter. Provides for interpretation and effect of the act.
Repeals the following SL Chapters and Sections, either consolidated in this act or no longer necessary: SL 1969-320, SL 1971-71, SL 1971-224, SL 1973-343, SL 1973-380, SL 1977-394, SL 1985-217, and SL 2008-30.
Provides for currently elected officials serving on the date the act becomes law to serve out their terms. Provides for the continued validity of all existing ordinances, resolutions, and other provisions of the Town not inconsistent with the act. Includes a severability clause. Provides a savings clause for pending actions and proceedings.
|Intro. by Barnes.||Nash|
Actions on Bills: 2022-05-18
H 983: CERTAIN SCHOOLS' NEEDS FUNDS.
H 984: BLIGHTED COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION FUNDS.
H 985: FUNDING FOR SOUTHEASTERN CAROLINA CROSSROADS.
H 986: RESTRICT UNRESTRAINED TRANSPORTATION OF DOGS.
H 988: FUNDS FOR HENDERSON ALUMNI INSTITUTE MUSEUM.
H 989: FUNDS MARY POTTER SCHOOL SHOP REHAB.
H 990: MEDICAID HOSPITAL ASSESSMENTS ADJUSTMENTS. (NEW)
H 991: ALJ AUTHORITY TO VOID RULES.
H 992: OAH STAFFING FLEXIBILITY.
H 994: FUNDS/PROJECTS IN SWAIN & JACKSON COUNTIES.
H 996: PROTECT NC'S OPIOID SETTLEMENT PAYMENTS.
H 997: FUNDS STANLY ADULT CARE CENTER.
S 201: VAR. MOTOR VEH. AND TRANSPORT. LAW CHANGES. (NEW).
S 372: ELECTRICAL LIC./BLDG. CODE/DEV. REFORM 2022. (NEW)
S 496: DOI OMNIBUS BILL. (NEW)
S 580: DENTAL PRACTICE ACT REVISIONS/HIE EXEMPTION. (NEW)
S 751: ELM CITY/FUNDS FOR SEWER SYSTEM REPAIRS.
S 753: STANTONSBURG/FUNDS FOR TOWN HALL RENOVATION.
Actions on Bills: 2022-05-18
H 982: GRANVILLE BOARD OF ED. TERMS TO FOUR YEARS.
H 987: SHERIFF EXCEP. FOR DET. FACILITY FOOD PURCH.
H 993: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/STANLY COUNTY.
H 995: GREENSBORO DEANNEX/WELDON CITY BD OF ED PAY. (NEW)
H 998: PARTISAN ELECTIONS IN HAYWOOD COUNTY.
S 128: GOLDSTON/REMOVE CAP ON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS (NEW).
S 749: HICKORY AND CONOVER OCCUPANCY TAX.
S 750: ASHEVILLE DEANNEXATION.
S 752: CITY OF WILSON COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE.
S 754: NASHVILLE/REVISED & CONSOLIDATED CHARTER.
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