The Daily Bulletin: 2022-06-16

The Daily Bulletin: 2022-06-16

PUBLIC/HOUSE BILLS
H 83 (2021) REV. LAWS TECH., CLARIFYING, & ADMIN. CHANGES. (NEW) Filed Feb 15 2021, AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS TECHNICAL, CLARIFYING, AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES TO THE REVENUE LAWS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE.

Conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

Part V.

Amends GS 105-236, changing the penalty for failure to pay taxes when due in phases, reducing the penalty from 10% to 5%, effective January 1, 2023, and establishing a graduated penalty schedule with the penalty at 2% if the failure is for not more than one month, and an additional 2% for each additional month, or fraction thereof, during which failure continues, up to 10%, effective July 1, 2024. Effective June 30, 2022, repeals Section 42.11, SL 2021-180 (2021 Appropriations Act), which amended GS 105-236 to provide for the graduated penalty schedule immediately beginning July 1, 2022. 

Effective July 1, 2024, amends Section 8.1 of SL 2019-246, as enacted by Section 34.4, SL 2021-180, adding to the content of the monthly report of the Department of Revenue to the specified NCGA committee and division to include the Department's ability to implement the graduated penalty for failure to pay taxes assessed on or after July 1, 2024. 

Intro. by Szoka, Bradford, Bell, Wheatley.GS 105
H 869 (2021) STATE BAR GRIEVANCE PROCESS/ETHICS RECORDS. (NEW) Filed May 4 2021, AN ACT TO CREATE A GRIEVANCE REVIEW PANEL OF THE GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BAR AND TO PRESERVE THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF THE ETHICS PROCESS.

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

Deletes proposed new subsection (d2) to GS 84-28, which proposed to allow an attorney respondent in an action before the NC State Bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission who is found not to have committed any violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct to be awarded reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in the action before the State Bar, to be paid by the State Bar. Makes technical changes to the act's effective date provisions applicable to the remaining changes proposed to GS 84-28.

Changes the act's long title. 

Intro. by Stevens, Reives.GS 84
H 1174 (2021) URGE CONGRESS/OPPOSE NEW SEC RULE. Filed Jun 16 2022, A HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING CONGRESS TO OPPOSE THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION'S PROPOSED RULE ON "THE ENHANCEMENT AND STANDARDIZATION OF CLIMATE-RELATED DISCLOSURES FOR INVESTORS" AS IT RELATES TO AGRICULTURE.

Includes whereas clauses. Urges Congress to oppose the Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed rule that would require public companies to disclose their Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions due to the requirement's impact on the State's agriculture industry. Directs the Principal Clerk to transmit a copy of the resolution to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Intro. by McNeely.HOUSE RES

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LOCAL/HOUSE BILLS
H 1162 (2021) CATAWBA/NEWTON-CONOVER/HICKORY BD OF ED ELECT. (NEW) Filed May 31 2022, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR PARTISAN ELECTIONS FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE CATAWBA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, HICKORY CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND NEWTON-CONOVER CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION.

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

Section 1

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to SL 1969-874, providing for the partisan election of the Catawba County Board of Education, and the accompanying directive related to terms of members elected in 2020 and 2022. Makes the changes effective on the date the the act becomes law (was, December 1, 2023), and applicable to elections held in 2024 and thereafter.

Adds the following new content. 

Section 2

Changes the elections for the Hickory City Board of Education (Board) set forth in SL 1971-930, as amended, as follows. Changes the elections from nonpartisan with no primary election to partisan, beginning in 2023, with seats filled by nomination in primaries and by election in general elections. Requires elections to be conducted in accordance with GS 163-279(a)(2) and GS 163-291. Requires registration and elections to comply with state education and election laws (GS Chapters 115C and 163; was, laws, rules and regulations applicable to elections for county offices). Establishes residency requirements for Board candidates, requiring all candidates to be qualified voters residing within the Hickory Administrative School Unit. Provides for vacancies for Board positions elected on a partisan basis to be filled by appointment by remaining members pursuant to GS 115C-37.1. Makes conforming and technical changes. Repeals Sections 5 and 6 of the session law, relating to nonpartisan election procedures. 

Provides that the terms of members elected to the Board in 2019 or 2021 are not affected by the act.

Section 3

Changes the elections for the Board of Trustees of the Newton-Conover City Administrative Unit set forth in SL 1935-200, as amended, as follows. Changes the name of the board to the Newton-Conover City Board of Education (City Board). Provides for staggered four-year terms, beginning in 2023, with three members representing the Newton district, and three members representing the Conover district (previously, four trustees were from Newton, and two from Conover, and served three-year terms). Makes elections partisan rather than nonpartisan. Requires elections to be conducted in accordance with GS 163-279(a)(2) and GS 163-291. Requires registration and elections to comply with state education and election laws. Establishes residency requirements for Board candidates, requiring all candidates to be qualified voters residing within the Newton-Conover Administrative School Unit. Provides for elected members to take office on the first Monday in December following election. Provides for vacancies for Board positions elected on a partisan basis to be filled by appointment by remaining members pursuant to GS 115C-37.1. Repeals obsolete language and provisions relating to nonpartisan election procedures. Makes further conforming and technical changes. 

Provides that the terms of members elected to the City Board in 2019 and 2021 are not affected by the act. 

Section 5

Applicable to the Hickory City School and Newton-Conover City Schools only, enacts GS 115C-37.1, setting forth the procedure for filling vacancies on the city boards of education which are elected on a partisan basis, with appointments by the person, board, or commission specified in the public or local act, subject to consultation with the county executive committee of a political party as required, within 30 days of the vacancy. Effective December 1, 2023. 

Makes organizational changes. Changes the act's titles. 

Intro. by Adams, Setzer.Catawba

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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: 2022-06-16

PUBLIC BILLS

H 79: CLARIFY HS INSURANCE. (NEW)

    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 83: REV. LAWS TECH., CLARIFYING, & ADMIN. CHANGES. (NEW)

    Senate: Conf Com Reported
    House: Conf Com Reported
    House: Conf Report Adopted 2nd
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/21/2022
    House: Withdrawn From Cal
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2022
    Senate: Placed on Today's Calendar
    Senate: Conf Report Adopted

H 144: MEDICAID CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SPECIALTY PLAN. (NEW)

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

H 159: EDUCATION LAW CHANGES. (NEW)

    House: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

H 169: STATE HEALTH PLAN DATA TRANSPARENCY.-AB

    Senate: Regular Message Sent To House
    House: Regular Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub

H 252: BAIL BOND/BONDSMEN PROVISIONS/OTHER CHANGES. (NEW)

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

H 295: DSS REVIEW OF PROCEDURES/OAH.

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

H 560: PUBLIC SAFETY REFORM.

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

H 607: VARIOUS COURT CHANGES. (NEW)

    House: Failed Concur In S Com Sub
    House: Conf Com Appointed
    House: Failed Concur In S Com Sub
    House: Conf Com Appointed

H 869: STATE BAR GRIEVANCE PROCESS/ETHICS RECORDS. (NEW)

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

H 974: HONOR JERRY CARTER, FORMER MEMBER.

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Placed On Cal For 06/22/2022

H 990: MEDICAID HOSPITAL ASSESSMENTS ADJUSTMENTS. (NEW)

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 992: OAH STAFFING FLEXIBILITY.

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

H 1056: RET. & TREASURY ADMIN. CHANGES ACT OF 2022.-AB

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

H 1058: RET. & TREASURY TECH. CORRECTIONS ACT OF 2022.-AB

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

H 1174: URGE CONGRESS/OPPOSE NEW SEC RULE.

    House: Filed

S 138: FUNERAL DIR. EXAM/DEATH CERTS. (NEW)

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

S 372: ELECTRICAL LIC./BLDG. CODE/DEV. REFORM 2022. (NEW)

    Senate: Concurred In H Com Sub
    Senate: Ordered Enrolled

S 496: DOI OMNIBUS BILL. (NEW)

    Senate: Conf Com Appointed
    Senate: Conf Com Appointed

S 671: VIRTUAL EDUC./REMOTE ACAD./VIRTUAL CHARTERS. (NEW)

    Senate: Conf Com Appointed

Actions on Bills: 2022-06-16

LOCAL BILLS

H 993: SCHOOL CALENDAR FLEXIBILITY/STANLY COUNTY.

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

H 995: GREENSBORO DEANNEX/WELDON CITY BD OF ED PAY. (NEW)

    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 1004: TROUTMAN CHARTER REVISED & CONSOLIDATED.

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

H 1012: JACKSONVILLE DEANNEX/SOUTHERN PINES/ETJ. (NEW)

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 1026: NORTH WILKESBORO DEANNEXATION.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 1044: BEECH MOUNTAIN AND MORGANTON DEANNEXATIONS. (NEW)

    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 1045: MAYLAND CC/BLUE RIDGE HOTEL TRANSFER AUTH.

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

H 1061: CURRITUCK COUNTY GAME COMMISSION/LICENSING.

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

H 1065: CLYDE/ANDREWS DEANNEX; VARIOUS LAND TRANSFERS. (NEW)

    House: Passed 3rd Reading
    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 1096: SURF CITY DEANNEXATION.

    House: Passed 3rd Reading

H 1162: CATAWBA/NEWTON-CONOVER/HICKORY BD OF ED ELECT. (NEW)

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

H 1165: SALISBURY VOLUNTARY ANNEX TEMP. MORATORIA.

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

H 1169: ELECT THOMASVILLE CITY BD. OF ED. (NEW)

    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House
    House: Withdrawn From Com
    House: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

S 773: GOLDSTON SATELLITE ANNEXATIONS.

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

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