The Daily Bulletin: 2022-05-24

The Daily Bulletin: 2022-05-24

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 370 (2021) VETERANS EMPLOYMENT ACT. (NEW) Filed Mar 23 2021, AN ACT REQUIRING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING BOARDS AND STATE AGENCY LICENSING BOARDS TO INFORM THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS OF THE NAME OF THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR FILING DATA ON APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSURE SUBMITTED BY MILITARY-TRAINED PERSONS OR MILITARY SPOUSES; PROVIDING THAT LICENSING BOARDS SHALL DETERMINE AN APPLICANT'S STATUS AS MILITARY-TRAINED OR A MILITARY SPOUSE; EXTENDING THE PROTECTIONS AND BENEFITS OF THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN TO THE CHILDREN OF NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MEMBERS WITHIN THE STATE; EXPANDING THE EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE FOR VETERANS; AND AUTHORIZING COUNTIES AND CITIES TO ENTER INTO INTERGOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT AGREEMENTS WITH MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.

Senate committee substitute replaces the content of the 2nd edition with the following.

Section 1

Amends GS 93B-2 to require occupational licensing boards and State agency licensing boards to annually inform the Secretary of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) by July 1 beginning in 2022 of the person responsible for filing information on licensing applications submitted by military-trainers persons or military spouses pursuant to GS 93B-2.

Amends GS 93B-15.1 to require occupational licensing boards and State licensing boards to require all applications for licensure, certification, or registration to include a question requiring indication of whether the applicant is military-trained or a military spouse. 

Section 2

Enacts the following provisions to Article 29B, GS Chapter 115C. Limits the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (Compact) contained in the Article to providing transition services for child of active duty members of uniformed services, explicitly excluding the provision of services to children of inactive members. Defines inactive members to include inactive members of the National Guard or Reserves of any branch of US uniformed services. Requires local education authorities to provide the same services to children of inactive members requesting to transfer as those provided to military children under the Compact, when the inactive member is required to move to perform military service-related responsibilities and provides a copy of the relevant military order. Excepts interstate transfers, for which the local authority is required to attempt coordination of services with local authorities outside of the State, but cannot require such authorities outside of the state to provide service to children of inactive members transferring to or from the State. Applicable beginning with the 2022-23 academic school year.

Section 3

Amends the NC Human Resources Act, GS Chapter 126, expanding the defined term eligible veteran as it applies to the Act to include any veteran (was, a veteran who served during a period of war). Makes conforming changes. Makes clarifying changes to GS 126-81.

Amends GS 128-15, which establishes State policy regarding preference for eligible veterans in public employment, to mirror changes made to GS Chapter 126, expanding the defined term eligible veteran to include any veteran rather than veterans who served during a period of war. Makes conforming changes.

Section 4

Enacts GS 153A-460 concerning counties, and GS 160A-499.5 concerning cities, authorizing local governments to enter into Intergovernmental Support Agreements with the Secretary of a military branch of the US Armed Forces to provide installation-support services as authorized by identified federal law. 

Intro. by Bell, Moore, Cleveland, Miller.GS 93B, GS 126, GS 128, GS 153A, GS 160A
H 911 (2021) REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 2022. Filed May 10 2021, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FURTHER REGULATORY RELIEF TO THE CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA.

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

Eliminates the following content: directives relating to the implementation of the North Carolina Fire Code relating to automatic sprinkler systems in one- or two- family dwellings, proposed amendments to GS 160D-1207 regarding permit requirements for residential leases or rentals, proposed amendments to GS 115C-218.45 to create enrollment priority for grandchildren of a charter school's board of directors; proposed amendments to GS 62-110 to allow a lessor to divide the amount of utilities bills among lessees, proposed authority for Tabor City to participate in State and federal railroad revitalizations programs, proposed changes to GS 90-624 to exempt certified reflexologist and certain reflexology students from licensing oversight by the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, and the proposed creation of the House Select Committee on Developmental Permitting and Fees.

Reorganizes remaining content. Amends and adds to remaining content as follows.

Section 3

Makes technical changes to proposed GS 130A-55, which grants sanitary district boards authority to operate parks and recreation programs and facilities.

Section 6

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 130A-131.7 and GS 130A-131.9C regarding lead dust standards, from December 1, 2021, to December 1, 2022.

Section 7

Revises the proposed changes to GS 132-1.7 that exempts certain security plans, documents, practices, and designs from public records law. Now broadly exempts sensitive public security information, defined to include the five previously described categories of information. No longer includes in the fifth category of sensitive public security information the specific engineering, vulnerability, or detailed design information about proposed or existing critical infrastructure for the transmission or distribution of water.

Amends GS 130A-304 to deem confidential any sensitive public security information, as defined by GS 132-1.7 as amended, received or prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the course of carrying out its duties and responsibilities related to solid waste management. 

Amends GS 143-215.3C to deem confidential information obtained by the Environmental Management Commission relating to water and air pollution and hazardous substance control that would divulge sensitive public security information, as defined by GS 132-1.7 as amended, if made public. 

Eliminates the directive requiring the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations to conduct a study to evaluate existing public records laws concerning vulnerabilities that may exist with respect to public utilities, critical infrastructure, and cybersecurity.

Adds the following new content.

Section 8

Amends GS 130A-335(a2), which requires permitting authorities to approve evaluations conducted by a licensed soil scientist or geologist to produce design and construction features for a new wastewater system or repair project for an existing wastewater system if two criteria are met. Adds permitting authorities under GS 130A-336.2, alternative wastewater system approvals for nonengineered systems, to the scope of the subsection's requirements. Adds to the prerequisite criteria to require the evaluation of design features and constructions features satisfy statutory wastewater system requirements under Article 11 of the Chapter. Extends the liability immunity provided to DHHS, its authorized agents, and the local health department for claims arising out of or contributed to conditions and features for which a signed written evaluation submitted, to include claims arising out of or attributed to design features or construction features. Applies to evaluations conducted by a licensed soil scientist pursuant to the statute on or after the date the act becomes law.

Section 9

Amends GS 143-139.1, which requires State Building Code certified buildings, structures, or components manufactured off the site on which they are to be erected to display such approval on labels or seals. Limits the certified label and seal requirements to single-family, on-frame modular homes (was, single-family modular homes).

Section 10

Amends Section 2.9, SL 2019-111, to extend the date by which a municipality with a population of 1,500 or less must adopt a comprehensive land use plan from July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2023. 

Section 11

Amends Section 15, SL 2020-18, which requires nutrient offset credits to be applied to a wastewater permit by applying the total maximum daily load (TMDL) transport factor to the permitted wastewater discharge and to the nutrient offset credits, applicable only to wastewater discharge permit applications for located governments located in the Neuse River Basin with a customer base of fewer than 15,000 connections. Revises the directive's scope to instead apply to any wastewater discharge permit application for a located government located in the Neuse River Basin.

Changes the act's titles.

Intro. by Riddell, Bradford, Moffitt, Yarborough.GS 90, GS 115C, GS 130A, GS 132, GS 143, GS 143C
H 1023 (2021) FUNDS/ESTABLISHING SAFE CULTURES PROGRAM. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE PRESTIGE EMPOWERMENT GROUP TO FUND THE ESTABLISHING SAFE CULTURES PROGRAM.

Includes whereas clauses. Appropriates $126,000 from the General Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management for 2022-23 to provide a directed grant to Prestige Empowerment Group to fund the Establishing Safe Cultures program to lessen gun violence incidents among youth in the City of Greensboro. Effective July 1, 2022. 

 

Intro. by Clemmons, Quick, Hardister.APPROP, Guilford
H 1025 (2021) GRIMESLAND VFD CAPITAL PROJECT. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW FACILITY FOR THE GRIMESLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.

Appropriates $4.5 million for 2022-23 from the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund to the Office of State Budget and Management to be provided as a grant to the Grimesland Volunteer Fire Department Inc. to be used for the design and construction of a new fire department facility. Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Farkas, Kidwell.APPROP
H 1027 (2021) APPROPRIATIONS/INCLUDE REQUESTER NAME ON SPS. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT REQUIRING THAT SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE CURRENT OPERATIONS APPROPRIATIONS ACT IDENTIFY THE LEGISLATORS WHO REQUESTED THE PROVISIONS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Enacts GS 120-19.10 to require the name of the standing Appropriations committee or subcommittee member requesting a special provision in the Current Operations Appropriations Act be included in the caption of the special provision with the provision title in each edition of the Act. 

Appropriates $50,000 from the General Fund to the NCGA for 2022-23 to fund computer software upgrades required by the act.

Effective July 1, 2022. 

Intro. by Everitt.APPROP, GS 120
H 1028 (2021) MODIFY MILEAGE ALLOWANCE. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO SET 2023 LEGISLATOR MILEAGE ALLOWANCE AT 2021 FEDERAL RATES.

Amends GS 120-3.1, effective upon the convening of the 2023 General Assembly, as follows. Requires that General Assembly members' weekly travel allowances be calculated by multiplying the actual round-trip mileage from the member's home to Raleigh by the rate per mile, which is the business standard mileage rate set by the IRS in IR-2020-279, December 22, 2020 (was, Rev. Proc. 93-51, December 27, 1993). Requires the travel allowance rate to be based on the same updated business standard mileage rate. 

Intro. by Pittman, Kidwell, Brody.GS 120
H 1029 (2021) INN. SIGNATURE CAREER ACADEMY PILOT/FUNDS. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE INNOVATIVE SIGNATURE CAREER ACADEMY PROGRAM IN GUILFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS.

Appropriates $1 million in nonrecurring funds for 2022-23 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to be provided to the Guilford County Schools as a directed grant to support the Innovative Signature Career Academy Program established pursuant to Section 7.72 of SL 2021-180. The funds are to be used to support the hosting of up to six signature career academies that specialize in defined areas of career and technical education at traditional high schools located in the local school administrative unit. 

Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Clemmons, Hardister, Faircloth, Quick.APPROP, Guilford
H 1030 (2021) INCREASE TRANSPORT. RATE/DEATH INVESTIGATIONS. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER, TO INCREASE THE BASE CONTRACT RATE FOR TRANSPORTING BODIES FOR DEATH INVESTIGATIONS AND AUTOPSIES.

Appropriates $2,960,000 for 2022-23 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (Department), as title indicates. The base contract rate paid by the Department to transport bodies one way for death investigations or autopsies is to be increased to $170 for the first 40 miles and then $1 per mile after the first 40 miles.

Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by White, Penny.APPROP
H 1032 (2021) SOUND BASIC EDUCATION. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO PROVIDE A SOUND BASIC EDUCATION TO EVERY STUDENT IN NORTH CAROLINA.

Appropriates from the General Fund for 2022-23: $142.9 million to the Department of Health and Human Services; $608,006,248 to the Department of Public Instruction; and $34.2 million to the UNC Board of Governors. Limits the use of appropriated funds to the implementation of the requirements of the Comprehensive Remedial Plan (Plan), defined as the plan set out in the Consent Order on Leandro Remedial Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2021 in the identified Wake County Superior Court consent order dated September 11, 2020, including its appendix. Requires administration consistent with the time frames provided in the Plan. Provides for savings to revert to the appropriate fund at the end of each fiscal year. Requires the Director of the Budget to include necessary amounts to implement the Plan when developing the base budget for 2023-24, as the Plan exists on the date the act becomes law, and annually report to the specified NCGA division and committees on Plan alignment. 

Intro. by Gill, A. Baker, Pierce, Cooper-Suggs.APPROP
H 1033 (2021) FUNDS/JUNEBERRY RIDGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE JUNEBERRY RIDGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR A REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE EDUCATIONAL PILOT PROGRAM.

Identical to S 772, filed 5/24/22.

Appropriates $200,000 from the General Fund to the Juneberry Ridge Educational Foundation for 2022-23, and requires that the funds be used for an agricultural education pilot program focused on regenerative agriculture, or permaculture, in a small community environment. Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Sasser.APPROP
H 1034 (2021) CHILD CARE 2018 MARKET STUDY RATES. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO USE A PORTION OF THE FUNDS APPROPRIATED UNDER THE CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT FUND BLOCK GRANT FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) TO TEMPORARILY INCREASE RATES FOR CHILD CARE SUBSIDY FOR ALL AGE GROUPS OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THREE-, FOUR-, AND FIVE-STAR RATED CHILD CARE CENTERS AND HOMES TO THOSE RECOMMENDED IN THE 2018 CHILD CARE MARKET RATE STUDY.

Amends Section 9L.2 of SL 2021-180 as title indicates. Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Clemmons, Willis, Lambeth.APPROP
H 1036 (2021) COMPASS YOUTH ROBOTICS FUNDING. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE COMPASS YOUTH CENTER ROBOTICS PROGRAM.

Appropriates $102,570 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for 2022-23 to be allocated as a directed grant to Compass Youth Center to expand access to and participation in its robotics program to students of public school units. Requires DPI to report by April 15, 2023, to the specified NCGA committee on all expenditures of grant funds, including equipment purchases and facility rentals, the total number of students participating in the program, the total number of public school unit students participating in the program and where they are enrolled, and the impacts of the program on student performance, including in STEM areas. Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Roberson.APPROP
H 1037 (2021) SUPPORT MALE SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO CREATE THE SUPPORT MALE SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANT PROGRAM AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.

Establishes the Support Male Survivors of Domestic Violence Grant Program (Program) within the State Treasury, to be administered by the Department of Administration, North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement (Council). Requires the Program to be used to make grants to centers, shelters, and other organizations serving survivors of domestic violence for the purpose of developing, maintaining, or expanding services for male survivors of domestic violence. Allows, beginning July 1, 2023, that up to 25 percent of the remaining grant funds also be distributed to centers, shelters, and other organizations serving survivors of domestic violence for the purpose of raising public awareness of issues surrounding domestic violence against male persons. Allows grant applications at least quarterly and requires determinations regarding grant program applications to be made within 90 days of (1) each application deadline or (2) the receipt of each application if there is no application deadline. Prohibits grant recipients from receiving more than $250,000 each fiscal year. Requires recipients to be a nonprofit corporation or a local government entity. Requires the Council to establish the procedures and criteria for awarding grants and requires making the final decision on the award of grants and announcing the award publicly in a timely manner. Requires the Council, on or before September 1 of each fiscal year, to report the complete history of distributions of grant funds from the Program to the specified NCGA committee chairs and division. Specifies what is to be included in the report. 

Appropriates $1 million from the General Fund to the Department of Administration, North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement, for 2022-23 to be used in accordance with the provisions above. Specifies that the funds do not revert and instead remain available for expenditure by the Council for the above purposes.

Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Roberson.APPROP
H 1038 (2021) HIGHWAY SAFETY OMNIBUS/ADDIT'L MAGISTRATES. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO INCREASE STATE TROOPERS IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY, TO INCREASE MAGISTRATES IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY, TO REVISE CERTAIN PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO STOP FOR A SCHOOL BUS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION AS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.

Section 1

Appropriates $821,089 in recurring funds and $660,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the State Highway Patrol for 2022-23 to fund 12 full-time Trooper positions for District H5 of Troop H. Effective July 1, 2022.

Section 2

Increases the minimum number of magistrates required by GS 7A-133 for Mecklenburg County from 26.5 to 28.5. Appropriates $142,150 in recurring funds for 2022-23 and $6,056 in nonrecurring funds for 2022-23 from the General Fund to the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to hire the two additional magistrates required by the act in Mecklenburg County. Effective July 1, 2022.

Section 3

Amends GS 20-217, which requires motor vehicles to stop for properly marked school buses when stopped in certain described instances, increasing the minimum fines as follows: for violation of the statute from $500 to $1,000; for willful violation of the statute and also striking any person from $1,250 to $2,250; and for willful violation of the statute and also striking a person that results in their death from $2,500 to $3,500. Enacts a new subsection, establishing that it is prima facie evidence that the vehicle was operated by the person in whose name the vehicle was registered at the time of the violation whenever evidence is presented in any court or administrative hearing of the fact that a vehicle was operated in violation of the statute. Provides a similar provision with regard to operation by a renter of a rented vehicle. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2022. 

Section 4

Requires that $10 million in recurring funds from the funds appropriated from the General Fund for 2022-23 to the Department of Transportation (Department) to be used by the Department to record and store video from the Department's highway cameras.

Amends GS 132-1.1 to prohibit highway camera video records stored by the Department  from being disclosed except as provided in new GS 132-1.7B.

Enacts new GS 132-1.7B, providing as follows. Sets out and defines terms, including defining highway camera as a Department of Transportation (Department) video or digital camera, located on highway right-of-way, for the purpose of monitoring vehicle traffic. Specifies that recordings under this statute are not public records. 

Allows a person to request disclosure of a recording through a written request to the Department that includes the name of the person making the request, date and approximate time of the activity, or otherwise identify the activity with reasonable particularity sufficient to identify the recording. Allows disclosure of a recording to only: (1) a person whose image or voice is in the recording; (2) a personal representative of an adult person whose image or voice is in the recording, if the adult person has consented to the disclosure; (3) a personal representative of a minor or of an adult person under lawful guardianship whose image or voice is in the recording; (4) a personal representative of a deceased person whose image or voice is in the recording; (5) a personal representative of an adult person who is incapacitated and unable to provide consent to disclosure. Requires disclosing only the portions of the recording that are relevant to the person's request. Prohibits a person receiving disclosure from recording or copying the recording. Requires the Department to make the disclosure or deny the request as promptly as possible. Sets out six factors the Department is to consider when deciding whether to grant or deny the request. Sets out the procedure under which the person seeking disclosure may apply to the appropriate superior court for a review of the denial of disclosure when disclosure has been denied or disclosure has not been made more than three business days after the request. Sets out conditions under which the court may order disclosure. Sets out individuals that must be notified and given an opportunity to be heard at the hearing.

Provides that recordings are to be released only pursuant to court order. Allows any person requesting release of a recording to file an action in the appropriate superior court for an order releasing the recording. Requires the request to state the date and approximate time of the activity captured in the recording or otherwise identify the activity with reasonable particularity sufficient to identify the recording to which the action refers. Sets out factors the court is to consider in determining whether to order the release of all or a portion of the recording. Limits the release to only those portions of the recording that are relevant to the person's request and allows placing conditions or restrictions on the release. Sets out individuals that must be notified and given an opportunity to be heard at the hearing.

Requires the Department to disclose or release a recording to a district attorney (1) for review of potential criminal charges, (2) to comply with discovery requirements in a criminal prosecution, (3) for use in criminal proceedings in district court, or (4) for any other law enforcement purpose and allows disclosure or release of a recording for suspect identification or apprehension or to locate a missing or abducted person.

Provides that the Department is not required to retain any recording subject to this statute for more than 30 days, unless a court of competent jurisdiction orders otherwise.

Provides that no civil liability arises from compliance with the statute, so long as the acts or omissions are made in good faith. 

Allows the Department to charge a fee for making a copy of a recording for release, not to exceed the actual cost. Prohibits the court from awarding attorneys' fees.

Prohibits using recordings subject to the statute for fines or private investigation. Provides that no elected official may review recordings subject to this statute, unless they meet the statute's disclosure criteria; excludes a county sheriff or district attorney if review of the recordings is within the scope of a criminal investigation.

Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Logan, Brown, Carney, Hunt.APPROP, Mecklenburg, GS 7A, GS 20, GS 132
H 1039 (2021) MEDICAL DEBT DE-WEAPONIZATION ACT.-AB Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO ADOPT THE PRO-FAMILY, PRO-CONSUMER MEDICAL DEBT PROTECTION ACT TO SET TRANSPARENT PARAMETERS AROUND THE PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR IMPOVERISHED FAMILIES AND LIMIT THE ABILITY OF LARGE MEDICAL FACILITIES TO CHARGE UNREASONABLE INTEREST RATES AND EMPLOY UNFAIR TACTICS IN DEBT COLLECTION, AS REQUESTED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF STATE TREASURER.

Enacts Article 11C, GS Chapter 131E, to be cited as the Medical Debt Protection Act (Act). States the Article's legislative purpose. Includes 15 defined terms. Requires all large health care facilities (defined to include licensed hospitals, outpatient clinics and facilities affiliated with licensed hospitals, licensed ambulatory surgical centers, and other practices and professionals offering specified health care services) to develop a written financial assistance policy called a medical debt mitigation policy (MDMP) pursuant to the Article and any implementing rules. Defines an MDMP to include seven components, including the basis for calculating amounts charged to patients and the method for applying for financial assistance, as well as eligibility criteria for financial assistance. Makes the requirements applicable regardless of federal law requirements. Further details required content of an MDMP and requires its approval and annual review by the owners or governing body of the health care provider. 

Establishes five steps a large health care facility (facility) must take before seeking payment for any emergency or medically necessary care, including determining the patient's health care insurance status, offering to screen a patient for insurance eligibility and other public programs that assist in health care costs, determining qualifications for free or discounted care under the MDMP, and determining eligibility for financial assistance within 14 days of application with billing and collections stayed while determination is pending. Sets forth four categories of eligibility for patients to qualify for financial assistance under the MDMP based on household income and poverty level, with assistance ranging from no cost to discounted costs, applicable to any charges for health care services that are not covered by insurance and would be otherwise billed to the patient. Details acceptable methods for establishing eligibility for financial assistance, with authority for a facility to grant financial assistance notwithstanding the patient's failure to provide the acceptable documentation or can require other evidence of eligibility. Requires facilities to notify a patient in writing within 30 days of receipt of an application for financial assistance of its eligibility determination. Requires acceptance and consideration of applications submitted within one year of the date of the first bill after provision of health care services. Provides for review of applications for patients subject to collection activity by the facility or medical debt collector at any time, with medical debt collectors required to forward any application submitted within two business days and to cease activity until notified by the facility of the outcome. Bars charging late fees or interest to patients who qualify for financial assistance. Requires facilities and medical debt collectors to offer payment plans to qualifying patients of at least 24 months with payments never exceeding more than 5% of the patient's gross monthly income, with the first payment required to be at least 90 days after the services were provided. Bars prepayment and early payment fees or penalties. 

Sets forth requirements of a large health care facility to publicize its MDMP, including making the policy and financial assistance application easily accessible online. Requires that the patient by informed of any financial assistance policy with every written and oral attempt by a medical creditor or debt collector to collect medical debt for health care services provided by a large health care facility. Includes translation requirements for MDMPs and other language access accommodations required by a large health care facility. 

States four prohibited collection actions, including causing arrest or garnishing wages or tax refunds. Prohibits medical creditors and medical debt collectors from engaging in permissible extraordinary collection actions, as defined, until 180 days after the first bill for a medical debt has been sent, and before which specified notice requirements must be met at least 30 days prior to taking such actions. Prohibits a large health care facility or medical debt collector from taking extraordinary collection actions to collect debt for health care services provided by the facility unless the actions are described in the facility's billing and collections policy. Requires reversal of extraordinary collection actions taken when a patient is later found eligible for financial assistance. 

Requires large health care facilities to post price information online as described, including using gross charges for services and listing amounts Medicare would reimburse for the service. 

Deems parents and legal guardians jointly liable for any medical debts incurred by minors. Provides immunity from liability for spouses or other persons for the medical debt or nursing home debt of another adult, with requirements listed for voluntary consent to assume such liability.

Requires and described required content of itemized bills provided by medical creditors or medical debt collectors upon request, free of cost. Prohibits medical creditors and medical debt collectors from communicating with or reporting to consumer reporting agencies regarding a consumer medical debt for one year from the date of the first bill for the medical debt, whereby creditors and collectors must send one additional bill before such communications. Places restrictions on collection agency communications. 

Details prohibited acts of medical creditors and medical debt collectors while health insurance decisions review or appeal is pending. 

Establishes a formula to cap interest on medical debt. Establishes requirements for medical creditors and medical debt collectors relating to payment plans for medical debt, including providing a written copy of the plan to the consumer within five business days of entry that includes prominent disclosure of the interest rate and maturity date, and satisfaction of notice and negotiation requirements prior to accelerating or defaulting a plan.

Provides requirements for providing receipts of medical debt payments to consumers. Provides for debt forgiven by a medical center to not constitute a breach of contract between the medical center and the insurer or payor. 

Creates a private right of action for a consumer against whom a violation of the Article occurs for up to treble the amount of damages incurred. Allows for injunction or other equitable relief. Prohibits MDMPs from waiving the patient's right to resolve a dispute by equitable relief, the award of damages, attorneys' fees and costs, or an evidentiary hearing. Deems any waiver by any patient or consumer of rights and protections under the Article void. Grants enforcement authority to the Attorney General, and requires the AG to establish a complaint process, which are deemed public records.

Requires large health care facilities to annually file its MDMP with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as specified, with DHHS required to post the reports in a searchable online database, and annually prepare a consolidated report. Creates reporting requirements for facilities that retain or initiate the process to retain a patient's State tax refund through GS Chapter 105 setoff other other state law. 

Includes a severability clause. 

Deems the act supersedes GS 131E-91, GS 131-99, and GS 131E-147.1 in the event of conflict. 

Appropriates $100,000 in recurring funds from the General Fund to DHHS for 2022-23 to administer the collection of MDMPs and annual reports for public availability. 

Applies to medical debt collection activities occurring after October 1, 2022. 

Intro. by Goodwin, Hanig, Hunter, Richardson.APPROP, GS 131E

The Daily Bulletin: 2022-05-24

PUBLIC/SENATE BILLS
S 762 (2021) NORTH CAROLINA FARM ACT OF 2022. Filed May 23 2022, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE AGRICULTURAL LAWS OF THIS STATE.

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

Section 4

Eliminates proposed Article 9, Right to Repair Act, to GS Chapter 75, which established various duties of an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). 

Instead directs the Agriculture and Forestry Awareness Study Commission to study whether to establish requirements for manufacturers of farm equipment to make documentation, parts, software, or tools required to diagnose, maintain, or repair electronically enabled farm equipment available to equipment owners or independent repair providers in the same manner as authorized repair providers, and any necessary limitations and enforcement mechanisms. Requires input from relevant stakeholders, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Directs the Commission to report prior to the convening of the 2023 NCGA Session. 

Intro. by B. Jackson, Sanderson, Woodard.STUDY, GS 90, GS 105, GS 130A, GS 139, GS 143, GS 153A, GS 160A, GS 160D
S 770 (2021) FUNDS FOR PINK HILL DRAINAGE/STORMWATER. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE TOWN OF PINK HILL FOR DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, WATERFLOW MANAGEMENT, AND STORMWATER IMPACT MITIGATION EFFORTS.

Appropriates $11.5 million from the General Fund to the Town of Pink Hill for 2022-23 for drainage improvements, waterflow management, and stormwater impact mitigation efforts. Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Perry.APPROP, Lenoir
S 771 (2021) DIRECT FUNDS TO IREDELL CO. FAIRGROUNDS. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE RECIPIENT OF FUNDS ALLOCATED IN THE BUDGET INTENDED FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURES AT THE IREDELL COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.

Revises the allocations of funds appropriated from the State Capital and Infrastructure Fund in SL 2021-180, as enacted by SL 2021-189 and amended by SL 2022-6, to grant $5 million to Iredell County for capital improvements at the county fairgrounds rather than granting the amount to the Kiwanis Club of Statesville. 

Intro. by Sawyer.APPROP, UNCODIFIED, Iredell
S 772 (2021) FUNDS/JUNEBERRY RIDGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE JUNEBERRY RIDGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR A REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE EDUCATIONAL PILOT PROGRAM.

Appropriates $200,000 from the General Fund to the Juneberry Ridge Educational Foundation for 2022-23, and requires that the funds be used for an agricultural education pilot program focused on regenerative agriculture, or permaculture, in a small community environment. Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Perry, Johnson, Ford.APPROP
S 774 (2021) DOT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES.-AB Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO MAKE CHANGES TO LAWS RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

Amends GS 20-183.8 to make it an infraction punishable by a fine of up to $50 for a motor vehicle dealer to fail to inspect a used motor vehicle before offering the vehicle for retail sale pursuant to state law. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2022.

Amends GS 20-52 to require applications for the registration and certificate of title of a motor vehicle to include the driver's license number or identification card number of a responsible member of the firm, partnership, corporation, or other entity registering the vehicle. Effective October 1, 2022.

Amends GS 20-43.1 to authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to provide copies of motor vehicle and driver's license records to authorized individuals seeking verification of such information at a cost of $1 per individual record. Subjects this fee to a quadrennial adjustment pursuant to GS 20-4.02. Effective July 1, 2022.

Amends the following statutes to exempt motor vehicles used by a State agency in a research pilot or demonstration project from highway use tax and certificate of title and registration fees: GS 105-187.6, GS 20-85, and GS 20-87.

Amends GS 136-28.1 to direct the Department of Transportation (DOT) to deem the construction, maintenance, and repair of rail equipment as highway construction, maintenance, or repair under state law and the the State Budget Act. Allows the Secretary of Transportation to determine public advertising not feasible for the repair of rail equipment and waive requirements for public advertising and solicitation of informal bids. 

Amends GS 136-189.11, which provides for the distribution of funds subject to the Transportation Investment Strategy Formula. Regarding the percentage of funds to be allocated to DOT divisions for division need projects, adds to the programs subject to alternate quantitative criteria to include Federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program formula funds appropriated to the State, and Federal Carbon Reduction Program formula funds appropriated to the State.

Amends GS 146-30 to provide that no service charge into the State Land Fund can be deducted from or levied against the proceeds of any sale of DOT land or land owned by the Department of Administration and solely maintained by DOT. Amends GS 136-16, which requires all funds and property collected by DOT to be paid or converted into the State Highway Fund. Changes the definition of funds as used in the statute to now include the net proceeds from the sale of real property owned by DOT or land owned by the Department of Administration and solely maintained by DOT (was, proceeds from the sale of DOT-owned real property only).

Amends GS 136-28.4, which establishes State policy to encourage and promote participation by disadvantaged minority-owned and women-owned businesses in contracts let by DOT, to include in the policy contracts let under the procedures of GS 136-28.1(f), which authorizes DOT to solicit contracts for professional engineering services and other kinds of professional or specialized services necessary in connection with the planning, operations, design, maintenance, repair, and construction of transportation infrastructure. Additionally, postpones the statute's sunset to August 31, 2027, from August 31, 2022.

Intro. by McInnis, Sawyer, Britt.GS 20, GS 105, GS 136, GS 146
S 775 (2021) ELIMINATE SOIL SCIENTIST APPRENTICESHIP. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO ELIMINATE THE SOIL SCIENTIST-IN-TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LICENSURE AS A SOIL SCIENTIST.

Effective October 1, 2022, amends GS Chapter 89F to eliminate the three-year training and professional experience requirement for licensure as a soil scientist. Makes conforming changes to GS 89F-3 and GS 89F-19.

Directs the NC Board for Licensing Soil Scientists to adopt implementing rules. 

Appropriates $5,000 from the General Fund to the Board to implement the act. Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Johnson.APPROP, GS 89F
S 776 (2021) SPORTS HALL OF FAME FUNDS. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA SPORTS HALL OF FAME.

Appropriates $350,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2022-23 from the General Fund to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for renovations, equipment, and other needed improvements for the Museum of History North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Specifies that these funds do not revert but remain available for the purposes allowed in this act.

Intro. by Johnson.APPROP
S 777 (2021) WESTON'S LAW. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT AMENDING THE ELEVATOR SAFETY ACT OF NORTH CAROLINA RELATING TO ELEVATOR DEVICES AND EQUIPMENT USED IN A PRIVATE RESIDENCE, COTTAGE, OR SIMILAR ACCOMMODATION SUBJECT TO TAXATION UNDER G.S. 105-164.4F AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Regarding the scope of the Elevator Safety Act, Article 14A of GS Chapter 95, defines single family residence to specify the use of the term in GS 95-110.2, which excludes devices and equipment located and operated in a single-family residence from the scope of the Act. Defines single family residence to exclude existing private residences, cottages, or similar accommodations subject to the taxation of rental accommodations under GS 105-164.4F. 

Amends GS 95-110.8 to require the property owner of an existing private residence, cottage, or similar accommodation subject to taxation of rental accommodations under GS 105-164.4F to install a baffle or a space guard to fill gaps in an elevator found during an inspection to be inconsistent with the identified sections of the Residential Code relating to elevators. Defines baffle or space guard, including that such baffle or space guard must be a nonremovable instrument. 

Appropriates $10,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Labor for 2022-23 to implement the act.

Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Johnson.APPROP, GS 95
S 778 (2021) INCREASED BONUS FOR LGERS RETIREES/FUNDS. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT PROVIDING AN INCREASED ONE-TIME COST-OF-LIVING SUPPLEMENT FOR RETIREES OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Amends GS 128-27, concerning the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System (LGERS), to require a 4 percent allowance supplement payment be made to or on account of beneficiaries who are living and whose retirement has commenced as of September 1, 2022, by October 31, 2022. Provides for payment to the member's legal representative in the event of death prior to payment. Specifies that beneficiaries are not deemed to have acquired a vested right to any future supplement payments. 

Specifies that the supplement authorized includes a 2% supplement provided by the LGERS Board of Trustees at its January 2022 meeting.

Appropriates $34 million from the General Fund to the Department of State Treasurer for 2022-23 to fund one-half of the supplement authorized by the act. 

Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Mayfield.APPROP, GS 128
S 779 (2021) STUDY & ABATE OCULAR MELANOMA/FUNDS. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO STUDY AND ABATE OCULAR MELANOMA IN NORTHERN MECKLENBURG COUNTY.

Appropriates $150,000 in nonrecurring funds for 2022-23 from the General Fund to the Department of Health and Human Services to be allocated to the Nicholas School of the Environment  at Duke University to study the potential causes of and solutions for abating ocular melanoma in the towns of Huntersville and Cornelius and the surrounding area. Requires coordination with the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory in conducting the study and requires employing the specified strategies recommended by the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory. Requires a report on the results of the study to the specified NCGA committee on or before December 1, 2023. Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Marcus.APPROP, STUDY
S 780 (2021) IMPROVE PIPELINE SAFETY. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA FROM AGING AND POORLY MAINTAINED PIPELINES.

Contains whereas clauses. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources, with assistance from the North Carolina Utilities Commission staff, to study the condition, safety, and environmental impact of petroleum product pipelines in the state in order to recommend legislative changes or additional funding to improve pipeline safety. Appropriates $100,000 to DEQ in fiscal year 2022-23 from the General Fund to DEQ to be allocated to the Division to fund the study, effective July 1, 2022. Authorizes establishing time-limited positions using appropriated funds to support the study. Requires DEQ to report study findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy by April 1, 2024. 

Intro. by Marcus.APPROP
S 781 (2021) FUNDS FOR SMITHVILLE COMM. DEV. CORP. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE SMITHVILLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE HISTORICALLY AFRICAN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD KNOWN AS SMITHVILLE IN THE TOWN OF CORNELIUS.

Appropriates $1 million to the Office of State Budget and Management for 2022-23 to provide a directed grant to Smithville Community Development Corporation to continue its work to save and protect the historically African American neighborhood known as Smithville in the Town of Cornelius. Effective July 1, 2022.

Intro. by Marcus.APPROP, Mecklenburg

The Daily Bulletin: 2022-05-24

LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 1024 (2021) DURHAM TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATORS. (NEW) Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF DURHAM TO EMPLOY TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATORS FOR WRECKS INVOLVING ONLY PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Adds a new section to Chapter VII of the Charter of the City of Durham (City), SL 1975-671, as amended, to authorize the City to employ and allow civil personnel to investigate traffic crashes involving property damage only, naming these personnel Civilian Traffic Investigators (investigators). Details nine requirements of the City and investigators regarding the employment of investigators, including establishing minimum employment standards and compliance with specified training conditions, equipment issuance, and limits of investigator authority. Specifies that investigators cannot be issued a weapon and have no authority to arrest or issue criminal process. Requires the City to report to the specified NCGA committees by December 31, 2023, on the training and use of investigators between the date the act becomes law and November 1, 2023.

Intro. by Morey, Alston, Hawkins.Durham
H 1026 (2021) NORTH WILKESBORO DEANNEXATION. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT TO REMOVE CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH WILKESBORO.

Removes the described property from the corporate limits of the Town of North Wilkesboro. Provides a savings clause for the validity of any liens of the Town 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 Elmore.Wilkes
H 1031 (2021) BROADEN ELECTRONIC NOTICE AUTHORIZATION. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT BROADENING THE AUTHORITY TO USE ELECTRONIC MEANS TO PROVIDE REQUIRED NOTICES.

Amends SL 2007-86, as amended, to also allow the governing bodies of Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wake Forest, and Wendell to use electronic means to provide required notices (in addition to notice of public hearings). Provides that the electronic notice may be in lieu of traditional publication methods.

Intro. by Gill, Everitt, Roberson, von Haefen.UNCODIFIED, Wake
H 1035 (2021) HOLDEN BEACH/ON-STREET PARKING METER PROCEEDS. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HOLDEN BEACH TO USE PROCEEDS FROM ON-STREET PARKING METERS IN THE SAME MANNER AS PROCEEDS FROM OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES.

Amends Section 2 of SL 2021-46 to authorize the Town of Holden Beach to use proceeds from on-street parking meters in the same manner in which proceeds from off-street parking facilities are permitted under GS 160A-301(b).

Intro. by Miller.UNCODIFIED, Brunswick

The Daily Bulletin: 2022-05-24

LOCAL/SENATE BILLS
S 773 (2021) GOLDSTON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS. Filed May 24 2022, AN ACT REMOVING THE CAP ON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS FOR THE TOWN OF GOLDSTON.

Amends GS 160A-58.1 as title indicates. 

Intro. by Craven, Foushee.Chatham, GS 160A
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: 2022-05-24

PUBLIC BILLS

H 149: EXPANDING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE. (NEW)

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

H 370: VETERANS EMPLOYMENT ACT. (NEW)

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

H 755: PARENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS. (NEW)

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

H 911: REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 2022.

    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Judiciary

H 1013: FUNDS/WATR REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP.

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

H 1014: UNCG OPIOID MITIGATION INSTITUTE/FUNDS.

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

H 1015: PITT COMM. COLL. REENTRY PROGRAM/FUNDS.

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

H 1016: GTCC ESPORTS FUNDS.

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

H 1017: GSC UNIFORM PUBLIC EXPRESSION PROTECTION ACT.

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

H 1018: GSC BAR ASS'N PROPOSALS/LANDMARK DESIGNATION.

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

H 1019: FUNDS FOR CAROLINAS AVIATION MUSEUM.

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

H 1020: CONFIRM REGINA ADAMS/BD OF REVIEW.

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

H 1021: CONFIRM MYRA GRIFFIN/INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION.

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

H 1023: FUNDS/ESTABLISHING SAFE CULTURES PROGRAM.

    House: Filed

H 1025: GRIMESLAND VFD CAPITAL PROJECT.

    House: Filed

H 1027: APPROPRIATIONS/INCLUDE REQUESTER NAME ON SPS.

    House: Filed

H 1028: MODIFY MILEAGE ALLOWANCE.

    House: Filed

H 1029: INN. SIGNATURE CAREER ACADEMY PILOT/FUNDS.

    House: Filed

H 1030: INCREASE TRANSPORT. RATE/DEATH INVESTIGATIONS.

    House: Filed

H 1032: SOUND BASIC EDUCATION.

    House: Filed

H 1033: FUNDS/JUNEBERRY RIDGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION.

    House: Filed

H 1034: CHILD CARE 2018 MARKET STUDY RATES.

    House: Filed

H 1036: COMPASS YOUTH ROBOTICS FUNDING.

    House: Filed

H 1037: SUPPORT MALE SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

    House: Filed

H 1038: HIGHWAY SAFETY OMNIBUS/ADDIT'L MAGISTRATES.

    House: Filed

H 1039: MEDICAL DEBT DE-WEAPONIZATION ACT.-AB

    House: Filed

S 762: NORTH CAROLINA FARM ACT OF 2022.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref to Agriculture, Energy, and Environment. If fav, re-ref to Finance. If fav, re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Agriculture, Energy, and Environment. If fav, re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Finance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Reptd Fav Com Substitute
    Senate: Com Substitute Adopted
    Senate: Re-ref Com On Judiciary

S 763: FUNDS/GRAHAM WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 764: FUNDS/SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 765: MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION &AMP REGULATION.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 766: ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 768: GSC TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS 2022/ADDITIONAL TC. (NEW)

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On 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
    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On 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

S 769: GSC POSTPONEMENT/JUDICIAL & EXECUTION SALES.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On 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

S 770: FUNDS FOR PINK HILL DRAINAGE/STORMWATER.

    Senate: Filed

S 771: DIRECT FUNDS TO IREDELL CO. FAIRGROUNDS.

    Senate: Filed

S 772: FUNDS/JUNEBERRY RIDGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION.

    Senate: Filed

S 774: DOT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES.-AB

    Senate: Filed

S 775: ELIMINATE SOIL SCIENTIST APPRENTICESHIP.

    Senate: Filed

S 776: SPORTS HALL OF FAME FUNDS.

    Senate: Filed

S 777: WESTON'S LAW.

    Senate: Filed

S 778: INCREASED BONUS FOR LGERS RETIREES/FUNDS.

    Senate: Filed

S 779: STUDY & ABATE OCULAR MELANOMA/FUNDS.

    Senate: Filed

S 780: IMPROVE PIPELINE SAFETY.

    Senate: Filed

S 781: FUNDS FOR SMITHVILLE COMM. DEV. CORP.

    Senate: Filed

Actions on Bills: 2022-05-24

LOCAL BILLS

H 1024: DURHAM TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATORS. (NEW)

    House: Filed
    House: Filed

H 1026: NORTH WILKESBORO DEANNEXATION.

    House: Filed

H 1031: BROADEN ELECTRONIC NOTICE AUTHORIZATION.

    House: Filed

H 1035: HOLDEN BEACH/ON-STREET PARKING METER PROCEEDS.

    House: Filed

S 767: ALLOW RECALL OF LENOIR CO. BOARD OF ED. MEMS.

    Senate: Passed 1st Reading
    Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
    Senate: Withdrawn From Com
    Senate: Re-ref to Redistricting and Elections. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate

S 773: GOLDSTON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS.

    Senate: Filed

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